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  1. Formulación de β1-3 glucano particulado lineal (b1-3 gpl: Digestibilidad e impacto sobre indicadores de salud en pollos HE21EB34 (Formulation of a β1-3 glucan lineal particulate (β 1-3 gpl: Digestibility and impact on health indicators in chickens HE21EB34

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    Miriam Pedroso

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de lograr una industria avícola poderosa se ve interferido entre otros por factores por la emergencia de nuevos patógenos y nuevas variantes de cepas , la resistencia a los antibióticos y la residualidad de los mismos a las carnes que serán empleadas para el consumo humano así como el estrés provocado por diversos factores de manejo .Todo esto provoca que se trabaje de forma multidisciplinaria en varios sentidos: Empleo de la selección genética, mejoras de las condiciones de manejo así como la aplicación de medidas que contribuyan a la salud y mejor expresión de los caracteres productivos de las aves. Dentro de las opciones que se consideran el 1-3 glucano es una opción por sus reconocidas propiedades como inmunoestimulante y /o modificador de la respuesta biológica Acevedo 2000. La inmunoestimulación ha sido una de las opciones empleadas en Medicina Veterinaria para mejorar los indicadores de salud de los animales domésticos. (Saavedra et al 1993, Senaimwssv 2001

  2. 2-Isobutyl-6-(4-methoxyphenylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole

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    Hoong-Kun Fun

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C15H17N3OS, the dihedral angle between the statistically planar imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole fused-ring system (r.m.s. deviation = 0.002 Å and the methyoxbenzene ring is 4.52 (6°. In the crystal, molecules are arranged into columns and stacked down the a axis. The crystal structure is stabilized by weak C—H...π and π–π interactions [centroid–centroid separations = 3.6053 (8 and 3.7088 (7 Å].

  3. Synthesis and Antibacterial Activities of Novel Imidazo[2,1-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazoles

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    Kamal F. M. Atta

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available 2-Amino-5-(2-aryl-2H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl-1,3,4-thiadiazoles 2-4 have been synthesized by the reaction of 2-aryl-2H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acids 1 with thiosemicarbazide. Their reaction with phenacyl (p-substituted phenacyl bromides led to formation of the respective 6-aryl-2-(2-aryl-2H-1,2,3-triazol-4-ylimidazo[2,1-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazoles 5. Reactivity of the latter fused ring towards reaction with different electrophilic reagents afforded the corresponding 5-substituted derivatives 6-8. The structure of the above compounds was confirmed from their spectral characteristics. Some of these compounds were found to possess slight to moderate activity against the microorganisms Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.

  4. Associacao entre exposicao ao material particulado e internacoes por doencas respiratorias em criancas

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    Ana Cristina Gobbo Cesar

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi estimar a associação entre exposição a material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro aerodinâmico e internações por doenças respiratórias em crianças. Foi realizado estudo ecológico de séries temporais com indicadores diários de internação por doenças respiratórias, em crianças de zero a dez anos de idade, residentes em Piracicaba, SP, entre 1º de agosto de 2011 e 31 de julho de 2012. Utilizou-se modelo aditivo generalizado da regressão de Poisson. Os riscos relativos foram RR = 1,008; IC95% 1,001;1,016 para o lag 1 e RR = 1,009; IC95% 1,001;1,017 para o lag 3. O incremento de 10 μg/m 3 de material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro implicou aumento no risco relativo entre 7,9 e 8,6 pontos percentuais. Concluiu-se que a exposição ao material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro aerodinâmico esteve associada às internações por doenças respiratórias em crianças.

  5. Emisiones de material particulado en almacenamiento de minerales a la intemperie

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    Torno Lougedo, Susana

    2008-01-01

    El trabajo se enmarca dentro de una amplia línea de investigación sobre emisiones de material particulado en diversas prácticas operativas industriales financiada en convocatoria pública (Convocatoria del Plan General I+D del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia 2006-2007-2008) mediante el proyecto CTM2005-00187/TECNO, "Modelos de predicción y sistemas de prevención en la contaminación atmosférica industrial por partículas". Dicho proyecto pretende el estudio del comportamiento de las emisiones ...

  6. Synthesis of Novel Biologically Active s-Triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazole Derivatives

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    SUN,Yi-Feng

    2004-01-01

    @@ Heterocycles bearing a symmetrical triazole or 1,3,4-thiadiazole ring system are reported to show a broad spectrum of biological activities.[1,2] The 1,2,4-triazole nucleus has been recently incorporated into a wide variety of therapeutically interesting drugs including H1/H2 histamine receptor blockers, cholinesterase active agents, CNS stimulants, antianxiety and sedatives[3] Coumarins are nowadays an important group of organic compounds that used as bactericides, fungicides,anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, anti-HIV and antitumour agents.[4,5] Keeping in view the biological importance of the above mentioned heterocyclic compounds and in continuation of our search for biologically active nitrogen and sulphur heterocycles, a series of s-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives was synthesized.

  7. Revisión de las emisiones de material particulado por la cumbustión de diesel y biodiesel

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    Néstor Y. Rojas

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una revisión de estudios comparativos entre las emisiones de material particulado por la combustión de diesel de petróleo, biodiesel y mezclas de los dos combustibles, basados no sólo en la concentración másica de las partículas emitidas, sino también en la distribución de su tamaño, concentración y composición química. Finalmente, se presenta la necesidad del país de realizar una caracterización completa de las emisiones de material particulado por la combustión de diesel, biodiesel de aceite de palma y mezclas de los dos, dadas las características particulares de estos combustibles en Colombia. La revisión fue presentada en el I Seminario Internacional de Biocombustibles, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, agosto 4 al 6 de 2004. / This paper shows a review of studies comparing particulate emissions from diesel engines running on diesel, biodiesel and their blends, based not only on particle mass concentrations, but also on particle number concentrations and particulate chemical composition. Finally, it summarizes the need for thoroughly characterizing particulate matter emissions in studies comparing Colombian diesel and biodiesel from palm oil (or other oil-producing Colombian species.

  8. Prevalencia de síntomas respiratorios en trabajadores expuestos a material particulado.

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    Ligia Mesa de Giraldo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Con el presente estudio se pretendió determinar la prevalencia de síntomas respiratorios en los trabajadores de la línea de producción, de una empresa productora de cementos, expuestos a material particulado. Se seleccionó una muestra de 146 operarios, que se redujo a 87 personas, a quienes se les aplicó un cuestionario de síntomas respiratorios, diseñado y probado por médicos especialistas de ASCOFAME y se les practicó una espirometría. Se excluyeron del estudio quienes en el momento de esta prueba presentaban esputo con sangre. Los resultados demostraron que la mayor concentración de la población tiene entre 26 y 35 años, con un tiempo de servicio menor de 10 años y una experiencia en el oficio entre 0 y 5 años; 61% refirieron antecedentes personales de faringitis, rinitis y otros; 26.4% presentaban historia de exposición ocupacional a químicos; 21.8% eran fumadores de un promedio de 4 cigarrillos al día. Sólo usaban protección respiratoria permanente 28.8%. La espirometría fue normal en 55.2% de los encuestados, se encontraron patrones obstructivos (3, restrictivos (3, patrón mixto (1 y otros con alteraciones mínimas. El estimativo en la prevalencia de síntomas respiratorios fue de 41.1%, con predominio de expectoración (13, tos (11, disnea (38, opresión torácica (34. Se encontró asociación estadística entre el hábito de fumar con presencia de fatiga al andar en lo plano y a su vez, con tos diurna y nocturna; la asociación entre tiempo de servicio en la empresa y esputo diario, también fue estadísticamente significante.

  9. Actividad mutagénica y genotóxica del material particulado PM2.5 en Cúcuta, Colombia

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    Ricardo Beleño H.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la actividad mutagénica y genotóxica del material particulado PM2.5, captado cerca de una vía de alto flujo vehicular en Cúcuta, Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Entre Enero-Julio de 2011, el PM2.5 fue monitoreado con un equipo Partisol 2025 Plus usando filtros de cuarzo Palmflex. La actividad mutagénica y genotóxica de los extractos del PM2.5 fue determinada usando dos ensayos: el test de Ames y el ensayo cometa. En el ensayo mutagénico se utilizó la cepa TA 100 de Salmonella Typhimurium. Para determinar el daño genotóxico se utilizaron linfocitos de sangre periférica. Resultados. Por primera vez en la región fronteriza de Colombia y Venezuela, se reporta la actividad mutagénica y genotóxica asociada con el PM2.5 de Cúcuta. Los resultados muestran actividad mutagénica en la cepa de Salmonella Typhimurium TA-100 y genotoxicidad en linfocitos humanos de sangre periférica. Conclusiones. En las muestras del material particulado PM2.5 de la ciudad de Cúcuta se encuentran compuestos que inducen mutaciones, así como compuestos que pueden penetrar hasta la célula e inducir daño en su ADN, lo que puede representar un riesgo en la manifestación de enfermedades tales como el cáncer en la población expuesta.

  10. Resumen de tesis. La B(1,3)glucán sintasa Bgs1 es esencial en el control de la polaridad celular y la citocinesis de Schizosaccharomyces pombe

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    Ramos Vecino, Mariona

    2014-01-01

    [ES]El complejo enzimático de la beta(1,3)glucán sintasa de la levadura de fisión Schizosaccharomyces pombe está compuesta por una subunidad catalítica codificada por los genes de la familia Bgs. Bgs1 es esencial y es responsable de la síntesis del beta(1,3)glucano lineal que da lugar a la estructura del septo primario de división. En ausencia de Bgs1 las células presentan defectos en separación celular y en la selección del sitio de crecimiento polarizado. En este trabajo de tesis se pon...

  11. Caracterización de material particulado atmosférico generado en reactores fotoquímicos y procedente de muestras ambientales.

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    Borrás García, Esther Mª

    2013-01-01

    Esta tesis pretende obtener datos de calidad para mejorar en el conocimiento del material particulado orgánico atmosférico. Este objetivo se logrará con el desarrollo o adecuación de diferentes metodologías analíticas que permitan la determinación de la composición química y de las propiedades físicas del material particulado atmosférico. Además, se estudiarán su emisión directa y formación a través de los procesos químicos que envuelven la degradación atmosférica de diferentes contaminantes ...

  12. Material particulado y bioaerosoles en el aire de granjas de aves y conejos: cuantificación, caracterización y medidas de reducción

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    Adell Sales, Elisa

    2014-01-01

    Los alojamientos ganaderos son una fuente importante de material particulado (“particulate matter”, PM) y bioaerosoles. Estas sustancias tienen un efecto perjudicial tanto para la salud humana y animal como para el medio ambiente. Para reducir los niveles de PM y bioaerosoles en alojamientos ganaderos es necesario conocer el origen de los mismos y los factores que afectan a su generación y suspensión en el aire. Esta Tesis Doctoral aborda aspectos relacionados con la concentrac...

  13. The crystal structure of 6-(4-chlorophenyl-2-(4-methylbenzylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole-5-carbaldehyde

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    A. Sowmya

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In the title imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole derivative, C19H14ClN3OS, the 4-methylbenzyl and chlorophenyl rings are inclined to the planar imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole moiety (r.m.s. deviation = 0.012 Å by 64.5 (1 and 3.7 (1°, respectively. The molecular structure is primarily stabilized by a strong intramolecular C—H...O hydrogen bond, leading to the formation of a pseudo-seven-membered S(7 ring motif, and a short intramolecular C—H...N contact forming an S(5 ring motif. In the crystal, molecules are linked by pairs of C—H...S hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. The dimers are linked by C—H...O and C—H...π interactions, forming chains propagating along [110].

  14. Synthesis of novel 6-(substituted benzyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazole catalyzed by polystyrene-supported palladium(II) ethylenediamine complex

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    The polymer-supported palladium(II) ethylenediamine complex, [PS-en-Pd(II)], is a highly active catalyst that could be used for the Sonogashira coupling reaction between an aryl iodide and 2-amino-3-(2-propynyl)-1,3-thiazolium bromide, 3. This heterogeneous palladium catalyst is efficient, stable, and recyclable. Reaction of compound 3 with various aryl iodides, 4a-f in the presence of the [PS-en-Pd(II)] complex leads to the production of the 6-(substituted benzyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazoles 5a-f. (author)

  15. Niveles, composición y origen del material particulado atmosférico en los sectores Norte y Este de la Península Ibérica y Canarias

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    Viana Rodríguez, María del Mar

    2003-01-01

    El creciente interés existente en la actualidad por la investigación en el campo del material particulado atmosférico se debe a la identificación de efectos adversos de este contaminante sobre la salud y los ecosistemas. El principal objetivo de este trabajo de investigación es evaluar los niveles, composición y origen del material particulado atmosférico en tres zonas seleccionadas de España: el País Vasco, el sector mediterráneo (Cataluña y Valencia) y Canarias. Para ello, se pretende obten...

  16. Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some novel fused heterocyclic 1,2,4-triazolo [3,4-b][1,3,4] thiadiazine derivatives

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    Jagdish K. Sahu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present investigation, the synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 1,2,4-triazolo [3,4-b][1,3,4] thiadiazine including different pharmacophores are aimed at. In this study, a series of 6-aryl-3- (3,4 -dialkoxyphenyl-7H -[1,2,4]triazolo [3,4-b][1,3,4] thiadiazine (7a-7k was synthesized by condensing 4-amino-5-(3,4-dialkoxyphenyl-4H-[1,2,4]- triazole-3-thiol (6 with various aromatic carboxylic acids in the presence of phenacyl bromides through one-pot reaction. Eleven fused heterocyclic derivatives were successfully synthesized. The structures of these newly synthesized compounds were characterized by IR, 1 H NMR and mass spectroscopic studies. All the synthesized compounds were screened for their antimicrobial evaluation. Some of the compounds exhibited promising antimicrobial activity. From the present study it may be concluded that synthesized compounds are fruitful in terms of their structural novelty and marked biological activities. These compounds could be further modified to develop potential and safer antifungal agents.

  17. Synthesis and structural characterization of some Pb(B$^{'}_{1/3}$Nb2/3)O3 type materials by two-stage solid-state route

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    Mukul Pastor; P K Bajpai; R N P Choudhary

    2005-06-01

    Two-stage columbite solid state reaction route has been used for the preparation of Pb (B$^{'}_{1/3}$Nb2/3)O3 materials (B′ = Mg, Ni and Cd). The columbite precursor phase was structurally characterized using diffraction data. MgNb2O6, NiNb2O6 and CdNb2O6 show orthorhombic structures i.e. pure columbite phase. Final phase materials get stabilized in mixed phase. The diffraction pattern shows that it is a mixture of cubic pyrochlore and perovskite phase. Percentage of perovskite phase was calculated using the band intensities of (110) perovskite and (222) pyrochlore peaks. The calculated percentages show the dominant perovskite phase. Possible reasons for mixed phase are discussed.

  18. Microwave Induced Synthesis of 3-Aryl-6-( 6-/8-substituted 4-chloroquinoline-3-yl) - s - triazolo [ 3,4- b ] - 1,3,4- thiadiazoles

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    QIAO,Ren-Zhong(乔仁忠); HUI,Xin-Ping(惠新平); XU,Peng-Fei(许鹏飞); ZHANG,Zi-Yi(张自义); CHENG,Dong-Liang(程东亮)

    2001-01-01

    The condensation of 4-amino-3-aryl-5-mercapto-1, 2, 4-tria-zoles (1a-f) with 6-/8-substituted 1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-quino-line-3-carboxylic acids (2a-d) in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride on refluxing or under microwave irradiation gave twenty four novel 3-aryl-6-(6-/8-substituted 4-chloroquinoline-3-yl)-s-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazoles (4a-x), Consid-erable increase in the reaction rate has been observed with improved yields under microwave irradiation. The structures of the compounds synthesized were determined by elemental analyses, IR, 1H NMR and MS spectra. Their spectral properties and the reaction mechanism were also discussed. The preliminary biological test showed that some of compounds had moderate antibacterial activities.

  19. CUANTIFICACIÓN, CARACTERIZACIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN DEL MATERIAL PARTICULADO 2,5, PROCEDENTE DEL USO DE LA COMBARBALITA

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    Ricardo Zamarreño

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se muestran los resultados del material particulado P.M. 2,5 en la ciudad de Combarbalá, por la explotación y tallado de la “Combarbalita”. Los monitoreos se realizaron entre los meses de septiembre del 2010 y mayo del 2011. Determinando P.M. 2,5 con una bomba succionadora, cuantificando la concentración de algunos metales, utilizando espectroscopia de absorción atómica. Comprobando las características morfológicas de los componentes, usando la técnica de microscopia de inmersión. El promedio del PM 2,5 es de 22,50 μg/m3, estando bajo los valores recomendados por la EPA. Los elementos con mayores concentraciones son el Hierro, el Cobre, el plomo y el Zinc, el Cadmio posee la menor concentración. Las partículas de 2.5 μm y menores bordean el 36.11% del total analizado, las que tienen dimensiones de 4 a 10 μm suman el 50%. Concluyendo que Combarbalá posee bajos niveles de contaminación de material particulado P.M. 2,5.

  20. Synthesis and Structure of 2-Isobutyl-6-(2',4'- dichlorophenyl)imidazo[2,1-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazole

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    李明; 文丽荣; 付维军; 胡方中; 杨华铮

    2004-01-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, 2-isobutyl-6-(2',4'-dichlorophenyl)- imidazo[2,1-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazole (C14H13Cl2N3S, Mr = 326.23), has been synthesized by the treatment of 2-amino-5-isobutyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole with α-chloroaceto-2,4-dichlorophenone and determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal belongs to monoclinic, space group P21/n with a = 12.483(7), b = 8.420(4), c = 14.998(8)A,β= 105.770(10)°, V = 1517.0(14) A3, Z = 4, Dc = 1.428 g/cm3, S = 0.902, μMoKα) = 0.558 mm-1, F (000) = 672, R = 0.0579 and Wr = 0.1186. The X-ray analytic results showed that all ring atoms in the imidazothiadiazole moiety are almost coplanar. The dihedral angel between the phenyl group and hetero-cycle is 16.8(0.2)°.

  1. Caracterización físico-química del material particulado atmosférico de origen industrial en Andalucía

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    González Castanedo, Yolanda

    2011-01-01

    El Material Particulado Atmosférico (MPA) constituye un parámetro fundamental en la evaluación de la calidad del aire ya que puede ejercer una influencia muy variada en el medio ambiente y en la salud humana. El fin último de este trabajo es la identificación y cuantificación de las fuentes de MP A en las tres áreas industriales más importantes de Andalucía: Ría de Huelva, Campo de Gibraltar y Bailén. Los niveles más elevados de MP A se han registrado en la estación de Bailé...

  2. Modelación de la generación de material particulado en función de la composición del combustible / Modeling of particular metter generation in function to the fuel composition

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    Rodríguez Rodríguez, Andrés Mauricio

    2010-01-01

    Los alarmantes episodios de enfermedades respiratorias en ciudades como Bogotá, evidencian que se esta presentando una problemática ambiental, en donde la baja calidad del aire se identifica como la causa de dichas enfermedades. Uno de los principales agentes de detrimento ambiental es el material particulado (MP), cuyas principales fuentes son los vehículos que operan con ciclo diesel y las fuentes fijas industriales. Debido a que emplean combustibles con alto peso molecular, cuya composició...

  3. Enhancement of superoxide dismutase and catalase activity in juvenile brown shrimp, Farfantepenaeus californiensis (Holmes, 1900, fed β-1.3 glucan vitamin E, and β-carotene and infected with white spot syndrome virus Incremento de la actividad superóxido dismutasa y catalasa en juveniles de camarón café Farfantepenaeus californiensis (Holmes, 1900 alimentados con β-1,3 glucano vitamina E y β-caroteno e infectados con el virus de la mancha blanca

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    Rosario Pacheco

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The effect of dietary β-Ο-glucan, vitamin E, and β-carotene supplements in juvenile brown shrimp, Farfantepenaeus californiensis, inoculated with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV was evaluated. Groups of 30 organisms (weighing 1 ± 0.5 g were cultured in 60 L fiberglass tanks and fed daily with β-1.3-glucan (0.1%, vitamin E (0.01%, and β-carotene (0.01% for 23 days; the specimens were then inoculated with WSSV. The antioxidant activity of the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD and catalase (CAT were determined in the hepatopancreas and muscle at 0, 1, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h after inoculation. Shrimp fed with β-1.3-glucan, vitamin E, and β-carotene significantly increased SOD activity in the hepatopancreas and muscle at 12 and 24 h post-infection, respectively. Shrimp fed with vitamin E and β-1.3-glucan registered an increment in SOD activity from 12 to 48 h post-infection. Shrimp fed with β-carotene increased SOD activity before infection with WSSV, and shrimp fed with β-1.3-glucan and vitamin E increased CAT activity, also before infection. The CAT activity response in shrimp muscle increased with respect to the control group for all treatments tested from 1 to 6 h after inoculation with WSSV. The highest antioxidant response was registered in shrimp fed with vitamin E. Juvenile shrimp fed with vitamin E and later inoculated with WSSV registered 100% mortality at 72 h, but shrimp fed with β-Ο-glucan and β-carotene showed greater resistance to WSSV, with mortality at 144 h post-infection. This study demonstrated the capacity of juvenile Farfantepenaeus californiensis fed β-Ο-glucan, vitamin E, or β-carotene to increase the antioxidant response before and after viral infection.Se evaluó el efecto de β-1,3-glucano, vitamina E y β-caroteno en la dieta de juveniles de camarón café Farfantepenaeus californiensis inoculados con virus del síndrome de la mancha blanca (WSSV. Se colocaron grupos de 30 camarones (peso 1 ± 0,5 g en

  4. Synthesis and antitumor evaluation of C3/C3 fluoroquinolone dimers (I): Tethered with a fused heterocyclic s-triazolo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole

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    Guo

    2010-01-01

    Five C3/C3 fluoroquinolone dimers tethered with a fused heterocyclic ring of s-triazolo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole derived from antibacterial quinolones were synthesized and characterized, and their in vitro antitumor activity against L1210, CHO cell lines was evaluated via the respective IC50 values.

  5. Synthesis of 3- [ 1- (4-Ethoxyphenyl)-5-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl ]-6- substituted- s-triazolo [ 3,4- b ] -1,3,4-thiadiazoles

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    DONG Heng-Shan; WANG Bin

    2003-01-01

    @@ Several 3- [ 1- (4-ethoxyphenyl)-5-methyl- 1,2, 3-triazol-4-yl ]-6-substituted-s-triazolo [ 3,4- b ]- 1,3,4-thiadia zoles have been synthesized and the structures of these compounds were established by MS, IR and 1H NMR spectral data.

  6. Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of 5,6-2H-[1,2,4]-Triazolo [3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazine Derivatives%5,6-2H-1,2,4-三唑[3,4-b][1,3,4]噻二嗪衍生物的合成及抗癌活性测定

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    郑玉国; 薛伟; 郭晴晴; 卢平; 王贞超; 袁凯

    2011-01-01

    A series of 4-(substituted-3-phenylideneamino)-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thiones (3) were synthesized by the condensation reaction of 4-amino-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione (2) with various substituted benzaldehydes.Alkylation of 3 with alkyl halides afforded [1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-6][1,3,4]thiadiazme derivatives 4.Their structures were confirmed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, IR spectra and elemental analyses.Preliminary bioassay indicated that some compounds posed antitumor activity to human prostate cancer cell line (PC3) in vitro by microculture tetrazolium (MTT) method.The antiproliferation activity of compound 4a to PC3 cells at the concentration of 10 μmol·L-1 was 75.9%.%取代苯甲醛与4-氨基-5-(3,4,5-三甲氧基苯基)-1,2,4-三唑-3-硫酮(2)缩合生成5-(3,4,5-三甲氧基苯基)-4-取代苯基亚胺基-1,2,4-三唑-3-硫酮(3),再烷基加成化为新型5,6-2H-1,2,4-三唑[3,4-b][1,3,4]噻二嗪衍生物4.化合物结构经1HNMR 13C NMR,IR以及元素分析确认.采用噻唑兰(MTT)比色法进行化合物抑制人体前列腺癌细胞(PC3)体外活性测试,结果表明所合成的化合物具有不同程度的抑制PC3活性,其中化合物4a在10μmol·L-1浓度下对PC3的抑制率为75.9%.

  7. Studies on the Syntheses and Biological Activities of 3-Aryl-6-(1,1'-biphenyl-4-yl)-7H-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazines

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    A series of novel 3-aryl-6-(1,1-biphenyl-4-yl)-7H-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4 ]thiadiazines was synthesized by means of the reactions between 3-aryl-4-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles and 2-bromo-4-phenylacetophenone. The structures of all the title compounds have been confirmed by virtue of elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectra. The characteristics of 13C NMR peaks of the compounds were investigated. The plant growth regulating effects of those compounds were also determined.

  8. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of 2,6-bis(6-aryl-[1,2,4]-triazolo[3,4-b] [1,3,4]-thiadiazole-3-yl)pyridines

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    Chun Xia Tan; Ruo Fei Feng; Xiao Xia Peng

    2007-01-01

    By the condensation of 2,6-bis(4-amino-5-mercapto-[1,2,4]-triazoles-2)pyridine with aromatic acid in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride. Compounds of 2,6-bis(6-aryl-[1,2,4]-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]-thiadiazole-3-yl)pyridines were synthesized.Their structures were confirmed by IR, 1H NMR spectroscopies and elemental analysis. Their electrochemical behavior and cyclic voltammogram also were be studied. The results showed that they have high ionization potentials and good affinity.

  9. Ultraviolet Photodissociation Dynamics of the Allyl Radical via the B̃(2)A1(3s), C̃(2)B2(3py), and Ẽ(2)B1(3px) Electronic Excited States.

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    Song, Yu; Lucas, Michael; Alcaraz, Maria; Zhang, Jingsong; Brazier, Christopher

    2015-12-17

    Ultraviolet (UV) photodissociation dynamics of jet-cooled allyl radical via the B̃(2)A1(3s), C̃(2)B2(3py), and Ẽ(2)B1(3px) electronically excited states are studied at the photolysis wavelengths from 249 to 216 nm using high-n Rydberg atom time-of-flight (HRTOF) and resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) techniques. The photofragment yield (PFY) spectra of the H atom products are measured using both allyl chloride and 1,5-hexadiene as precursors of the allyl radical and show a broad peak centered near 228 nm, whereas the previous UV absorption spectra of the allyl radical peak around 222 nm. This difference suggests that, in addition to the H + C3H4 product channel, another dissociation channel (likely CH3 + C2H2) becomes significant with increasing excitation energy. The product translational energy release of the H + C3H4 products is modest, with the P(ET) distributions peaking near 8.5 kcal/mol and the fraction of the average translational energy in the total excess energy, ⟨fT⟩, in the range 0.22-0.18 from 249 to 216 nm. The P(ET)'s are consistent with production of H + allene and H + propyne, as suggested by previous experimental and theoretical studies. The angular distributions of the H atom products are isotropic, with the anisotropy parameter β ≈ 0. The H atom dissociation rate constant from the pump-probe study gives a lower limit of 1 × 10(8)/s. The dissociation mechanism is consistent with unimolecular decomposition of the hot allyl radical on the ground electronic state after internal conversion of the electronically excited state. PMID:26334360

  10. Order-disorder in In3+ perovskites: The example of A(In2/3B''1/3)O3 (A=Ba, Sr; B''=W, U)

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    We describe the preparation and structural characterization of four In-containing perovskites from neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) data. Sr3In2B''O9 and Ba(In2/3B''1/3)O3 (B''=W, U) were synthesized by standard ceramic procedures. The crystal structure of the W-containing perovskites and Ba(In2/3U1/3)O3 have been revisited based on our high-resolution NPD and XRPD data, while for the new U-containing perovskite Sr3In2UO9 the structural refinement was carried out from high-resolution XRPD data. At room temperature, the crystal structure for the two Sr phases is monoclinic, space group P21/n, where the In atoms occupy two different sites Sr2[In]2d[In1/3B''2/3]2cO6, with a=5.7548(2) A, b=5.7706(2) A, c=8.1432(3) A, β=90.01(1)o for B''=W and a=5.861(1) A, b=5.908(1) A, c=8.315(2) A, β=89.98(1)o for B''=U. The two phases with A=Ba should be described in a simple cubic perovskite unit cell (S.G. Pm3-bar m) with In and B'' distributed at random at the octahedral sites, with a=4.16111(1) A and 4.24941(1) A for W and U compounds, respectively. - Graphical abstract: The structure of the new uranium-based double perovskite Sr3In2UO9 is described and the true symmetry of the other title compounds are revisited. The presence of long-range ordering in the Sr samples, by contrast with the Ba perovskites, is related with the smaller unit cell and B-B distances in the Sr oxides, promoting the electrostatic repulsions between highly charged W6+ and U6+ cations as driving force for the long-range B-site ordering

  11. CUANTIFICACIÓN DE ELEMENTOS METÁLICOS PRESENTES EN EL MATERIAL PARTICULADO PM 2.5 EN LA ATMÓSFERA DE LA CIUDAD DE LA SERENA, CHILE

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    Ricardo A. Zamarreño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la medición de material particulado (P.M. 2,5 y la presencia en este de algunos elementos metálicos. Los monitoreos se realizaron semanalmente desde el mes de abril hasta diciembre del 2008. Tomándose como norma el valor de 65 μg/m3, entregado por E.P.A. para captar el P.M. 2,5, se recolectó mediante un sistema que cuantifica la presencia de los metales, midiendo su concentración con un equipo de absorción atómica, con horno de grafito. Los resultados indican que el promedio anual de P.M. 2.5 es 38.5μg/m3, sobrepasándose solamente en tres oportunidades la norma. En relación a los valores encontrados de elementos metálicos, la mayor concentración la posee el Fe con un promedio de 2,5 μg/m3, la menor concentración fue el Pb con 0.01 μg/m3. La mayoría de las mediciones están bajo las recomendaciones entregadas por la O.M.S. Se concluye que las concentraciones del P.M. 2.5 esta bajo esta norma, al igual que con los metales estudiados.

  12. Emission of particulate matter from ternary blends consisting of biodiesel, ethanol and vegetable oil: a comparison with conventional dieselEmissão de material particulado por misturas ternárias compostas de biodiesel, etanol e óleo vegetal: uma comparação com o óleo diesel convencional

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    Murilo Daniel de Melo Innocentini

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to quantify the particulate matter emission from ternary blends comprehending biodiesel, ethanol and vegetable oil in a Diesel cycle engine, and an identical engine working with petrol diesel as control. To compare the fuels’ emissions, the particulate matter from the engine’s exhaust was collected, using a fiberglass circular filter paper, which was coupled by means of a steel flange at the end of the exhaust pipe. The results with ternary blends showed expressive reduction of particulate matter level exhausted by the engine, in its maximum load. We can conclude that the utilization of ternary blends, with the methods and conditions of this experiment, was efficient to reduce the emission of particulate matter contained in the exhaust gases of Diesel cycle engine.O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar a emissão de material particulado de misturas ternárias compostas de biodiesel, etanol e óleo vegetal em um motor de ciclo Diesel, tendo como testemunha um motor idêntico funcionando com óleo diesel de petróleo. Para a comparação da emissão dos dois combustíveis, foi realizada a coleta de material particulado proveniente dos escapamentos dos motores com um filtro circular confeccionado de fibra de vidro, que foi acoplado com um flange de aço, no final da tubulação de escape. Os resultados obtidos com a utilização das misturas ternárias de biocombustíveis indicaram uma redução expressiva no nível de material particulado emitido pelo motor em sua carga máxima. Pode-se concluir que a utilização das misturas ternárias, nas condições e métodos de realização do experimento, foi eficiente na redução de emissão de material particulado presente nos gases de exaustão do motor de ciclo Diesel.

  13. Monitoreo de emisiones de material particulado de chimeneas de generadores de vapor de la industria azucarera en Tucumán, R. Argentina Monitoring of effluent particulate matter emitted by sugarcane factory stacks in Tucumán

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    Marcos A. Golato

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante las moliendas en los años 2008, 2009, 2010 y 2011, se realizaron mediciones de las concentraciones de material particulado total (MPT en las emisiones de chimeneas de calderas de la industria azucarera, en Tucumán, R. Argentina. El objetivo de este trabajo fue monitorear la evolución de la concentración y emisión de MPT y observar la influencia de los sistemas de filtrado instalados en las chimeneas de las mencionadas unidades. Se ilustran los datos de las emisiones de MPT obtenidas en los años indicados, con valores promedio por caldera de 58,5 kg/h, 33,6 kg/h, 47,6 kg/h y 33,9 kg/h, respectivamente. Asimismo, este estudio muestra un seguimiento minucioso de un grupo de calderas bagaceras, para determinar la evolución de las emisiones en función de las variables de operación características de esas calderas. Los resultados demostraron la influencia del mantenimiento y de la correcta operación de los equipos de filtrado en la calidad de los gases que fluyen por las chimeneas. Se estudió la influencia de los índices característicos de diseño de los lavadores de gases en la concentración de partículas. Se observó que se ha logrado un menor impacto ambiental a lo largo del tiempo analizado.Total particulate matter (TPM concentrations were measured in stack fumes from sugar factory steam generating boilers in Tucumán in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The objective of this work was to monitor the evolution of TPM concentrations and emissions and observe the efficiency of filtration systems used in sugarcane factory stacks. Average values of 58.5 kg/h, 33.6 kg/h, 47.6 kg/h and 33.9 kg/h were obtained in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively. Bagasse boilers were also meticulously surveyed to obtain data of the evolution of emissions in relation to specific operation variables of the boilers. Data concerning the quality of effluent gasses from the stacks demonstrated the influence of maintaining and correctly using filtration

  14. Calidad del aire en la zona centro y oriente de la ciudad de Manizales : influencia del material particulado (pm10) y lluvia ácida = air quality in center and east zone of Manizales city : influence of particulate matter (pm10) and acid rain

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    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta un estudio de calidad del aire realizado en cinco puntos de la ciudad de Manizales durante el período comprendido entre septiembre de 2009 y abril de 2011, en el cual se analizó la influencia del material particulado menor a diez micrómetros de diámetro (PM10) y el fenómeno de precipitación ácida. Se evaluaron además los niveles de dioxinas, furanos y dl-PCBs en el PM10 y la dinámica del proceso de remoción (scavenging) del contenido iónico del PM10(SO4-2, Ca+2 y N...

  15. Modelación de episodios críticos de contaminación por material particulado (PM10) en Santiago de Chile: Comparación de la eficiencia predictiva de los modelos paramétricos y no paramétricos Modeling critical episodes of air pollution by PM10 in Santiago, Chile: Comparison of the predictive efficiency of parametric and non-parametric statistical models

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    Sergio A. Alvarado; Claudio S. Silva; Dante D. Cáceres

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo: Evaluar la eficiencia predictiva de modelos estadísticos paramétricos y no paramétricos para predecir episodios críticos de contaminación por material particulado PM10 del día siguiente, que superen en Santiago de Chile la norma de calidad diaria. Una predicción adecuada de tales episodios permite a la autoridad decretar medidas restrictivas que aminoren la gravedad del episodio, y consecuentemente proteger la salud de la comunidad. Método: Se trabajó con las concentraciones de mate...

  16. 含双-三唑并噻二唑环的庚烷类衍生物的合成及抗菌活性%Synthesis and antibacterial activities of heptanes derivatives containing bis-triazolo[3,4-b]-[1,3,4]thiadiazole

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    李永双; 李德江

    2009-01-01

    The aroylhydrazides were prepared by esterification and hydrazinolysis of corresponding aromatic carboxylic acids.The reaction of aroylhydrazides with CS2/KOH in absolute ethanol gave potassium aroyldithiocarbazates and then hydrazinolysis of potassium aroyldithiocarbazates with hydrazine hydrate afforded 3-aryl-4-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles (1a~1g).New seven compounds of bis[(3-aryl)-s-triazolo[3,4-b]-[1,3,4]thiadiazole derivatives (2a~2g) were synthesized in high yields by cyclization of nonanedioic acid with 3-aryl-4-amino-5- mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles (1a~1g).The structures of 2a~2g were confirmed by elementary analyses,IR,1H NMR,and MS spectra.The preliminary antibacterial tests showed that most of them had good antibacterial activities.

  17. Caracterización química del material particulado PM 10 de la zona urbana de Cuenca- Ecuador e investigación de su genotoxicidad e inducción de estrés oxidativo en células epiteliales alveolares A549

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    AL Astudillo Alemán

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La exposición a partículas amb ientales es un factor de riesgo que ocasiona daños en la s alud humana, como trastornos respiratorios, cardiovasculares y cáncer. La toxicidad y el efe cto inflamatorio de estas partículas están relacionados con su tam año y características químicas. El objetivo de este estudio fue deter minar las características químicas de la fracción hidrosoluble de Mat erial Particulado PM 10 , recolectado en tres sitios de monitoreo de la ciudad de Cuenca-Ecuador, y eval uar su actividad genotóxica e inducción de especies r eactivas de oxígeno (ROS en la línea c elular epitelial alveolar humana A-549. Las muestras fueron recolectad as empleando un equipo de bajo volum en. Las concentraciones de material particulado determinadas por análisis gravimétrico superaron en los tres puntos de estudio los 50 μg/m 3 , límite estipulado en la Legislación Ecuatoriana. En la caracterización de la solución acuosa se determinó la presencia de aniones (Cl - , NO 3 - , SO 4 -2 y metales pesados (Cr, Fe, Ni, Zn, Cu, Mn, mediante técnicas de cromatografía iónica y espe ctroscopía de absorción atómica respectivamente; SO 4 -2 y Fe presentaron las mayores concentraciones. Las células A-549 fueron expuestas a diferen tes concentraciones (0,82; 1,25 y 1,63 m3/mL de la fracción hidrosoluble de PM 10 , con la finalidad de observar el posible efecto genotóxico mediante el ensayo del cometa y la inducción de especies reactivas de oxígeno mediante fluorimetría. Finalmente se determinó que los extractos acuosolubles de PM 10 inducen daño celular bajo (tipo I, e incrementan la producción de ROS en cé lulas A-549, lo que pudiera constituir un riesgo en la salud de la po blación expuesta.

  18. SÍNTOMAS RESPIRATORIOS Y FUNCIÓN PULMONAR EN NIÑOS DE 6 A 14 AÑOS DE EDAD Y SU RELACIÓN CON LA CONTAMINACIÓN POR MATERIAL PARTICULADO PM10 EN SANTA MARTA- COLOMBIA

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    Lídice Álvarez Miño

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    Full Text Available undamentos: Los efectos del material particulado (PM10 sobre la salud respiratoria son de interés en salud pública por el alto riesgo de enfermar y morir de la población expuesta, más aun cuando se trata de niños. El objeti- vo del estudio fue identificar la asociación entre las concentraciones de PM10 con la presencia de síntomas respiratorios y la alteración de la función pulmonar en niños de 6 a 14 años en la ciudad de Santa Marta. Método: Estudio transversal. La muestra fue de 305 niños seleccionados aleatoriamente entre los escolares matriculados en los colegios de las zo- nas identificadas. Se aplicaron dos cuestionarios: (i la encuesta del Inter- national Study of Asthma Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC, para identifi- car síntomas de rinitis alérgica y asma y (ii la encuesta de identificación de co-variables en el ambiente domiciliario. Se realizaron espirometrías para evaluar la función pulmonar. Para caracterizar la exposición se defi- nieron cuatro zonas de la ciudad en las que se ubicaron muestreadores de bajo volumen fmrOMNI, para medir las concentraciones de PM10. Se uti- lizó EpiInfo 3.5.3 para los análisis bivariados (chi2 y multivariados (re- gresión logística y se calcularon odds ratio (OR. Resultados: La prevalencia de síntomas respiratorios en la población es- tudiada fue de 39,3%. Vivir en zonas expuestas (ORa=2,19 p=0,0015 y tener gatos (ORa=1,79 p=0,0389 aumentaron el riesgo de presentar sín- tomas del tracto respiratorio superior. Conclusiones: En escolares de 6 a 14 años la exposición a concentracio- nes de PM10 superiores a 70μg/m3 aumenta el riesgo de presentar sínto- mas de tracto respiratorio superior y de alterar la función pulmonar.

  19. Avaliação da concentração de mercúrio em sedimentos e material particulado no rio Acre, estado do Acre, Brasil Mercury concentration assessment in botton sediments and suspended solids from Acre river, in the State of Acre, Brazil

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    Artur Fernando Silva Mascarenhas

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    Full Text Available A avaliação dos teores de mercúrio em sistemas aquáticos sem influência direta de fontes antropogênicas conhecidas não tem sido conduzida com freqüência na região Amazônica. Visando contribuir para esclarecer a ocorrência de valores elevados de Hg em peixes consumidos pela população de Rio Branco - AC, o Instituto Evandro Chagas - IEC, realizou um estudo para quantificar os teores de Hg em sedimentos de fundo e material particulado no rio Acre e alguns afluentes, além da caracterização físico-química das águas entre as cidades de Brasiléia e Assis Brasil. As amostras de sedimentos foram peneiradas na fração Mercury levels assessment in aquatic systems areas without influences of antropogenic sources have not been well studied in the Amazon region. For the identification of the origin of high values of Hg in fish consumed by population of Rio Branco City - AC, the Evandro Chagas Institute - IEC, studied the mercury levels in sediments, suspended solids and studied also the physical-chemical characterization of waters, in the Acre river and also some in afluents, between Brasiléia and Assis Brasil cities. Bottom sediments samples were sieved to <250 mesh fraction after drying. The suspended solid was obtained by precipitation with Al2SO4. About 250 mg of the material was submitted the acid digestion and the determinations of Hg were made by Could Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. The physical-chemical parameters pH, electric conductivity, temperature and dissolved total solids, were studied in the field, by potenciometric methods. The Hg levels in bottom sediments range 0,018 and 0,184 mug g-1, mean of 0,054 ± 0,034 mug g-1, while the suspended solids varied between 0,067 and 0,220 mug g-1, average of 0,098 ± 0,037 mug g-1. The waters were slightly acid with pH varying among 5,80 - 6,95 and conductivity electric 151,60 - 1.151,00 muS cm-1. The mercury levels in the analyzed materials was below of standard levels for

  20. Estudio Preliminar del Material Particulado de Fuentes Estacionarias: Aplicación al Sistema de Compensación de Emisiones en la Región Metropolitana, Chile Preliminary Study of Particulate Matter from Stationary Sources: Application to an Emission Compensation System at the Metropolitan Region, Chile

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    Margarita Préndez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las estrategias contenidas en el Plan de Prevención y Descontaminación Atmosférica para la Región Metropolitana de Santiago, incluyen un sistema de compensación de emisiones que afecta a toda nueva fuente emisora que inicie operaciones en la región y a toda expansión de fuentes existentes. El sistema de compensación de emisiones se aplica tradicionalmente a las emisiones másicas. Bajo la hipótesis de que el daño a la salud ocasionado por el material particulado depende de su tamaño y de los elementos químicos que contenga, se realiza una caracterización física y química de emisiones proveniente de diferentes tipos de fuentes en Santiago, con el propósito de determinar si la aplicación de esta medida es apropiada. Los resultados muestran notables diferencias en la composición química de las emisiones desde distintos tipos de fuentes, lo que indica que la aplicación del sistema no es apropiada como herramienta para el mejoramiento de la calidad del aire de la ciudad.The strategies contained in the Atmospheric Prevention and Decontamination Plan for the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile, include a pollutant emission compensation system involving all new stationary sources initiating operations in the region as well as all existing sources and expansions. The emission compensation system is currently applied on the basis of total mass emissions. Under the hypothesis that damage to health from particulate matter exposure depends strongly on particulate size and chemical elements, a physical-chemical characterisation study of emissions from different types of stationary sources in Santiago was carried out for the purpose of determining the appropriateness of this environmental management tool. Results showed notable differences in elemental composition from different source types, leading to the conclusion that the application of the current emission compensation system is not appropriate for improving the quality of the air

  1. Aquatic macrophytes drive sediment stoichiometry and the suspended particulate organic carbon composition of a tropical coastal lagoon Macrófitas aquáticas determinam a estequiometria do sedimento e a composição do carbono orgânico particulado em suspensão de uma lagoa costeira tropical

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    Cláudio Cardoso Marinho

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    role in the composition of suspended POC, thus representing an important coupling between compartments in this lagoon.OBJETIVO: O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar: (1 a influência das macrófitas aquáticas Typha domingensis Pers., Eleocharis interstincta (Vahl Roem. & Schult. (emergentes e Potamogeton stenostachys K. Schum. (submersa, sobre a estequiometria do sedimento e (2 a contribuição desta comunidade para a composição do carbono orgânico de diferentes compartimentos de uma lagoa costeira tropical, Lagoa de Cabiúnas (Macaé, RJ; MÉTODOS: Perfis de sedimento de 10 cm, fracionados de 2 em 2 cm foram coletados nas regiões litorânea e limnética para análises de nutrientes (C, N e P. Na região litorânea, o sedimento foi coletado em três estações: bancos de T. domingensis, E. interstincta e P. stenostachys. Para avaliação da ciclagem do C na lagoa Cabiúnas foi determinada a assinatura δ13C de diversos compartimentos da lagoa (zoo e fitoplancton, macrófitas aquáticas e material dissolvido e suspenso na água e da restinga (vegetação terrestre; RESULTADOS: As concentrações de C e N na região colonizada por E. interstincta e T. domingensis foram significativamente maiores que na região limnética. Em relação à concentração de fósforo, o sedimento colonizado pela macrófita T. domingensis apresentou valor significativamente maior que a região limnética e a região colonizada por P. stenostachys. Quanto às razões molares, a região litorânea apresentou elevadas razões C:P, principalmente nos bancos colonizados por E. interstincta e P. stenostachys. As razões N:P também foram maiores na região litorânea. As análises isotópicas (δ13C mostraram que o carbono orgânico particulado na coluna d'água tem origem principalmente nos tecidos das macrófitas aquáticas; CONCLUSÕES: As macrófitas aquáticas emersas contribuem de maneira significativa para o enriquecimento de nutrientes do sedimento da lagoa Cabiúnas. O detrito das

  2. Modelación de episodios críticos de contaminación por material particulado (PM10 en Santiago de Chile: Comparación de la eficiencia predictiva de los modelos paramétricos y no paramétricos Modeling critical episodes of air pollution by PM10 in Santiago, Chile: Comparison of the predictive efficiency of parametric and non-parametric statistical models

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    Sergio A. Alvarado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la eficiencia predictiva de modelos estadísticos paramétricos y no paramétricos para predecir episodios críticos de contaminación por material particulado PM10 del día siguiente, que superen en Santiago de Chile la norma de calidad diaria. Una predicción adecuada de tales episodios permite a la autoridad decretar medidas restrictivas que aminoren la gravedad del episodio, y consecuentemente proteger la salud de la comunidad. Método: Se trabajó con las concentraciones de material particulado PM10 registradas en una estación asociada a la red de monitorización de la calidad del aire MACAM-2, considerando 152 observaciones diarias de 14 variables, y con información meteorológica registrada durante los años 2001 a 2004. Se ajustaron modelos estadísticos paramétricos Gamma usando el paquete estadístico STATA v11, y no paramétricos usando una demo del software estadístico MARS v 2.0 distribuida por Salford-Systems. Resultados: Ambos métodos de modelación presentan una alta correlación entre los valores observados y los predichos. Los modelos Gamma presentan mejores aciertos que MARS para las concentraciones de PM10 con valores Objective: To evaluate the predictive efficiency of two statistical models (one parametric and the other non-parametric to predict critical episodes of air pollution exceeding daily air quality standards in Santiago, Chile by using the next day PM10 maximum 24h value. Accurate prediction of such episodes would allow restrictive measures to be applied by health authorities to reduce their seriousness and protect the community´s health. Methods: We used the PM10 concentrations registered by a station of the Air Quality Monitoring Network (152 daily observations of 14 variables and meteorological information gathered from 2001 to 2004. To construct predictive models, we fitted a parametric Gamma model using STATA v11 software and a non-parametric MARS model by using a demo version of Salford

  3. 26 CFR 48.6416(b)(1)-3 - Readjustment for local advertising charges.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., advertising which is broadcast over a radio station or television station, or appears in a newspaper or... 26 Internal Revenue 16 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Readjustment for local advertising charges. 48... Readjustment for local advertising charges. (a) In general. If a manufacturer has paid the tax imposed...

  4. 6-(4-Bromophenyl-2-(4-fluorobenzylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole

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    Afshan Banu

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C17H11BrFN3S, the imidazothiadiazole and bromophenyl rings are individually almost planar, with maximum deviations of 0.0215 (4 and 0.0044 (4 Å, respectively, and are inclined at an angle of 27.34 (3° with respect to each other. The dihedral angle between the mean planes of the fluorobenzyl and imidazothiadiazole rings is 79.54 (3°. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular C—H...N interactions resulting in chains of molecules along the b axis.

  5. Modeling the effects of HER/ErbB1-3 co-expression on receptor dimerization and biological response

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    Shankaran, Harish; Wiley, H. S.; Resat, Haluk

    2006-06-01

    The human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER/ErbB) system comprises the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/HER1) and three other homologues viz. HER2-4. This receptor system plays a critical role in cell proliferation and differentiation and receptor over-expression can be associated with poor prognosis in cancers of the epithelium. Here, we examine the effect of co-expressing varying levels of HER1-3 on the receptor dimerization patterns using a detailed kinetic model for ErbB heterodimerization and trafficking. Our results indicate that co-expression of EGFR with HER2 or HER3 biases signaling to the cell surface and retards signal down-regulation. In addition, simultaneous co-expression of HER1-3 leads to preferential formation of HER2-HER3 heterodimers, which are known to be potent inducers of cell growth and transformation. Analysis of the parameter dependencies in the model reveals that measurements of HER3 phosphorylation and HER2 internalization ratio may prove to be especially useful for the estimation of critical model parameters. Further, we examined the effect of receptor dimerization patterns on cell phenotype using a simple phenomenological model. Results indicate that co-expression of EGFR with HER2 and HER3 at low to moderate levels may enable cells to match the phenotype of a high HER2 expresser.

  6. Modeling the Effects of HER/ErbB1-3 Coexpression on Receptor Dimerization and Biological Response

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    Shankaran, Harish; Wiley, H. S.; Resat, Haluk

    2006-06-01

    The human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER/ErbB) system comprises the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/HER1) and three other homologues viz. HERs2-4. This receptor system plays a critical role in cell proliferation and differentiation. Over-expression of these receptors can be associated with poor prognosis in cancers of the epithelium. It is believed that the dimerization pattern among members of the HER family may play a key role in controlling downstream signaling and the eventual biological response. Here, we examine the effect of co-expressing varying levels of HERs1-3 on the receptor dimerization patterns using mathematical modeling. The model integrates biochemical reactions such as ligand binding, receptor dimerization and phosphorylation with biophysical trafficking reactions to predict the concentrations of activated receptors in various cellular compartments. Our results indicate that co-expression of EGFR with HER2 or HER3 biases signaling to the cell surface and retards signal down-regulation. In addition, simultaneous co-expression of HERs1-3 leads to preferential formation of HER2-HER3 heterodimers, which are known to be potent inducers of cell growth and transformation. We further examined the effect of receptor dimerization patterns on cell phenotype using a simple phenomenological model. Results indicate that co-expression of HER2 and HER3 at low to moderate levels may enable cells to match the phenotype of a high HER2 expresser.

  7. Dynamics of callose deposition and B-1,3-glucanase expression during reproductive events in sexual and apomictic Hieracium

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    Tucker, M.R.; Paech, N.A.; Willemse, M.T.M.; Koltunow, A.M.G.

    2001-01-01

    Callose accumulates in the walls of cells undergoing megasporogenesis during embryo sac formation in angiosperm ovules. Deficiencies in callose deposition have been observed in apomictic plants and causal linkages between altered callose deposition and apomictic initiation proposed. In apomictic Hie

  8. Synthesis by plasma of furan particulate polymers; Sintesis por plasma de polimeros particulados de furano

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    Zuniga L, R.

    2014-07-01

    This work presents the synthesis of particles derived from furan using low energy plasmas. It is based in the hypothesis that the intense crosslinking of heterocyclic monomers may produce curved surfaces depending on the applied energy in the synthesis. There have been few works related with the synthesis of poly furan as films, but none with morphology of particles within nano or meso dimensions. The syntheses were carried out in a cylindrical reactor at low pressure in gas phase with resistive glow discharges between two electrodes with energy varying from 20 to 120 W. The characterization of the particles was carried out with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (Sem), Transmission Electron Microscopy (Tem) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XP S). The morphological studies of the particles were carried out with Sem and Tem showing that the poly furan particles are spherical with a smooth surface and with internal homogeneous composition. They were formed in agglomerates and/or individually with diameters between 214 and 745 nm. The average diameter and the variation of size were reduced by increasing of the applied energy to the synthesis. The structural analysis made by IR and XP S indicates that the poly furan particles have a low content of C-H groups, probably from the monomer, and new multiple bonds such as C=O and C≡C, which suggests dehydrogenation and fragmentation of some furan rings during the synthesis to form crosslinked polymers in combination with other fragments. The energy distribution of C1s orbitals in the particles were adjusted to 5 chemical states at low synthesis energy, 20-60 W, and at higher energy, 80-120 W, another chemical state appeared related to triple bonds, product of a higher oxidation. The hydrogenation in the particles was calculated between 35% and 50%. The energy distribution of O1s orbitals was adjusted to 3 curves, belonging to C-O-H, C-O-C and C=O chemical states. The first and third ones indicate fragmentation and the second represents the characteristic C-O-C bond of the monomer. (Author)

  9. Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity of 3-( 5-Methylisoxazol-3-yl) - 1,2,4-triazolo [3,4- b ]-1,3,4-thiadiazine Derivatives

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    惠新平; 许鹏飞; 王勤; 张琪; 张自义

    2001-01-01

    The condensed products 2—10 of 4-amino-5-mercapto-3-(5methylisoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-triazole (1) with chloroacetaldehyde, 2-bromocyclohexanone, chloranil, ω-bromo-ω-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)acetophenone, 2-bromo-4'-substituted acetophenones and 2-bromo-6'-methoxy-2'-acetonaphthone were described. The antibacterial activities were also evaluated.

  10. ZmGns, a maize class I b-1,3-glucanase, is induced by biotic stresses and possesses strong antimicrobial activity

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    Yu-Rong Xie; Yenjit Raruang; Zhi-Yuan Chen; Robert L Brown; Thomas E Cleveland

    2015-01-01

    Plant b‐1,3‐glucanases are members of the patho-genesis‐related protein 2 (PR‐2) family, which is one of the 17 PR protein families and plays important roles in biotic and abiotic stress responses. One of the differential y expressed proteins (spot 842) identified in a recent proteomic comparison between five pairs of closely related maize (Zea mays L.) lines differing in aflatoxin resistance was further investigated in the present study. Here, the corresponding cDNA was cloned from maize and designated as ZmGns. ZmGns encodes a protein of 338 amino acids containing a potential signal peptide. The expression of ZmGns was detectible in al tissues studied with the highest level in silks. ZmGns was significantly induced by biotic stresses including three bacteria and the fungus Aspergillus flavus. ZmGns was also induced by most abiotic stresses tested and growth hormones including salicylic acid. In vivo, ZmGns showed a significant inhibitory activity against the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 and fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea when it overexpressed in Arabidopsis. Its high level of expression in the silk tissue and its induced expression by phytohormone treatment, as wel as by bacterial and fungal infections, suggest it plays a complex role in maize growth, development, and defense.

  11. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of 3-(4-Ethoxyphenyl)-6-(phenoxymethyl)-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole

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    LEI Xin-Xiang; LIU Miao-Chang; XIAO Hong-Ping; ZHANG An-Jiang; ZHANG Li-Xue

    2007-01-01

    The title compound C18H16N4O2S has been synthesized by the reaction of 4-amino-3-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole with phenoxyacetic acid in phospho- rus oxychloride, and characterized by IR, NMR spectra and elemental analysis. Its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in monoclinic, space group P21/c with a = 1.4903(3), b = 1.5230(2), c = 0.9615(16) nm, Z = 4, V = 1.7769(5) nm3, Dc = 1.317 g/cm3, ( = 0.201 mm-1, F(000) = 736, R = 0.0795 and wR = 0.2233. In the title compound, all rings are essentially planar.

  12. Synthesis of New [1,2,4]Triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazines and Study of Their Anti-Candidal and Cytotoxic Activities

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    Mashooq Ahmad Bhat

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available New triazolothiadiazine derivatives 5a–h were synthesized from 4-amino-3-(4-pyridyl-5-mercapto-4H-1,2,4-triazole (3 with substituted aryl hydrazonoyl chlorides 4a–h. The compounds were tested in vitro against eleven Candida species and compared with standard drug ketoconazole. Among these compounds, the compounds bearing p-chlorophenyl 5e, p-methoxyphenyl 5c, phenyl 5a, and p-sulphonamidophenyl 5g substituents on triazolothiadiazine system were found to be the most effective derivatives against Candida species. Compound 5e was the most effective compound against C. parapsilosis (ATCC 22019, C. albicans (ATCC 66027, C. specie [blood] 12810, and C. specie [urine] 300 with MIC value of 6.25 μg/mL, whereas ketoconazole exhibits the inhibitory activity with MIC value of 3–30 μg/mL against all tested strains. It was clear that there is a positive correlation between anti-Candidal activity and p-chlorophenyl substitution on triazolothiadiazine ring. All the synthesized compounds were also investigated for their potential cytotoxicity on noncancer cell line (MCF-12 using WST-1 assay. Three compounds 5d, 5a, and 5h were found to have the same IC50 value as that of standard drug ketoconazole against noncancer cell line MCF-12 (IC50 ≥ 1.0 × 105 μg/mL.

  13. 3-{[5-(4-Bromophenylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazol-2-yl]methyl}-1,2-benzoxazole

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    Ravi S. Lamani

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C18H11BrN4OS, the imidazothiadiazole and benzisoxazole rings are individually planar with maximum deviations of 0.025 (3 0.015 (4 Å, respectively, and are inclined at an angle of 23.51 (7° with respect to each other. The planes of the imidazothiadiazole and bromophenyl rings are inclined at an angle of 27.34 (3°. In the crystal, intermolecular C—H...N interactions result in chains of molecules along the b and c axes. Moreover, C—H...O interactions result in centrosymmetric head-to-head dimers with R22(24 graph-set motifs. The molecular packing is further stabilized by π–π stacking interactions between the imidazole rings with a shortest centroid–centroid distance of 3.492 (3 Å. In addition, C—H...π interactions are observed in the crystal structure.

  14. SAFIRA. Sub-project B 1.3: Development of coupled in-situ reactors and optimisation of the geochemical processes in the discharge of different in situ reactor sytems. Final report; SAFIRA. Teilprojekt B 1.3: Entwicklung von gekoppelten in situ-Reaktoren und Optimierung der geochemischen Prozesse im Abstrom von verschiedenen in situ-Reaktor-Systemen. Abschlussbericht

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    Dahmke, A.; Schaefer, D.; Koeber, R.; Plagentz, V.

    2002-12-01

    The Bitterfeld ground water is contaminated with many different pollutants over a large area. Long-term measures like reactive barriers for purification are required. However, groundwater contaminated with multiple contaminants cannot be purified by a single reactive material; for this reason, the effectivity of combinations of different reactive materials was investigated. Of the combinations investigated, reducing iron and activated carbon connected in series was the most effective: The iron will remove the reducible chlorinated hydrocarbons, while the rest of the contaminants are adsorbed to the activated carbon. Iron and ORC was another interesting option, but the combination of iron and activated carbon was found to be the most favourable option. Until a better method is available, it is recommended to connect iron and activated carbon in parallel for removing contaminant mixtures. Directly behind reactive iron barriers (also when combined with activated carbon), the limiting values of the Freshwater Ordinance for Fe(II) and pH are exceeded. Directly behind ORC reactors, the limiting values for Mg and pH are exceeded. Investigations in the outflow of these reactive materials showed that the high pH values are buffered by contact with the aquifer material to values typical of aquifers, which usually are below the limiting values of the Freshwater Ordinance. However, as the buffer capacity of the soil is exhausted, a zone with a higher pH starts to grow in the aquifer. The growth of this zone depends on the pH and on the aquifer material. Especially in soils as found at Bitterfeld, with a high concentration of organic matter, we find long-term desorption of pollutants from the aquifer materials which will burden the purified water leaving the water treatment system and prohibit its utilization. [German] Der Grundwasserleiter im Raum Bitterfeld ist grossraeumig mit vielen verschiedenen Substanzen kontaminiert. Aufgrund der grossraeumigen Erstreckung kommen nur langfristig kostenguenstige passive Massnahmen wie reaktive Barrieren zur Sanierung in Frage. Grundwasser, das mit mehreren und unterschiedlich reagierenden Stoffen kontaminiert ist, kann jedoch nicht mit Hilfe eines einzelnen reaktiven Materials gereinigt werden, daher wurde die Effektivitaet von Kombinationen unterschiedlicher reaktiver Materialien zur Sanierung untersucht. Von den untersuchten Kombinationen erwies sich die Hintereinanderschaltung von reduzierendem Eisen und Aktivkohle als besonders effektiv. Reduzierbare chlorierte Kohlenwasserstoffe werden im Eisen entfernt, die verbleibenden Kontaminanten adsorbieren auf der Aktivkohle. Auch die Hintereinanderschaltung von Eisen und Sauerstoff abgebenden ORC, in denen ein aerober mikrobieller Abbau statt findet, ist zur Entfernung von Mischkontaminationen geeignet. Eine Kostenschaetzung zeigt, dass die Kombination von Eisen und Aktivkohle in Abhaengigkeit von der Zusammensetzung der Kontamination guenstiger als Aktivkohle allein sein kann und generell guenstiger als die Kombination von Eisen und ORC ist. Ohne ein guenstigeres Verfahren zum Einbringen von Sauerstoff in den Aquifer wird die Hintereinanderschaltung von Eisen und Aktivkohle zur Sanierung von Mischkontaminationen empfohlen. Im direkten Abstrom von reaktiven Eisenbarrieren (auch in Kombination mit Aktivkohle) sind die Grenzwerte fuer Fe(II) und pH entsprechend der Trinkwasserverordnung ueberschritten. Im Abstrom von ORC-Reaktoren werden die zulaessigen Werte fuer Mg und pH ueberschritten. Untersuchungen im Abstrom dieser reaktiven Materialien zeigen, dass die hohen pH-Werte durch den Kontakt mit dem Aquifermaterial auf Aquifer-typische Werte gepuffert werden, die ueblicherweise unter den Grenzwerten der Trinkwasserverordnung liegen. Mit Erschoepfen der Pufferkapazitaet des Bodens breitet sich jedoch eine Zone mit erhoehtem pH-Wert im Aquifer aus. Die Geschwindigkeit dieser Ausbreitung haengt vom pH-Wert und dem Aquifermaterial ab. Gerade fuer sehr Organik reiche Boeden wie in Bitterfeld wird auch eine lange anhaltende Desorption von Schadstoffen a

  15. Factors Required for the Uridylylation of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus 3B1, 3B2, and 3B3 Peptides by the RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase (3Dpol) In Vitro

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    Nayak, Arabinda; Goodfellow, Ian G.; Belsham, Graham J.

    2005-01-01

    The 5′ terminus of picornavirus genomic RNA is covalently linked to the virus-encoded peptide 3B (VPg). Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is unique in encoding and using 3 distinct forms of this peptide. These peptides each act as primers for RNA synthesis by the virus-encoded RNA polymerase 3Dpol. To act as the primer for positive-strand RNA synthesis, the 3B peptides have to be uridylylated to form VPgpU(pU). For certain picornaviruses, it has been shown that this reaction is achieved by ...

  16. 水稻CO39β-1,3-葡聚糖酶基因的克隆%Molecular Cloning of a Novel b-1,3-Glucanase Gene from Rice CO39

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    余贤美; 李锐; 郑服丛

    2006-01-01

    以CO39四叶期水稻苗的叶片为材料,提取水稻基因组DNA,通过PCR扩增获得水稻β-1,3-葡聚糖酶基因(CO39-β-1,3-Glu),经序列测定得知该基因大小为489 bp,通过Blastn搜索确定该片段位于水稻10号染色体.序列比对结果表明,CO39-β-1,3-Glu与已知的水稻Gns7和大豆Glycine soja clone Gs522194a endoβ-1,3-glucanase gene,Glycine soja clone Gs464889_B endo-β-1,3-glucanase gene三个基因的相似性分别为51.5%,47.2%和49.1%.CO39-β-1,3-Glu基因是β-1,3-葡聚糖酶基因家族的一个成员.

  17. Elementos traço em material particulado atmosférico de uma região agroindustrial do sudeste do Brasil

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    Patrícia Lopes de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Trace element concentrations were measured in atmospheric particulate matter collected in 2009 and 2010, in a Brazilian region influenced by pre-harvest burning of sugar cane crops. For coarse particles, high concentrations of Al, Fe, K and Ca suggested that re-suspended soil dust was the main source of aerosol trace elements, subsequently confirmed by XRD analysis. High levels of K, Zn, As, Cd and Pb were found in fine particles, confirming the contribution of biomass burning and vehicle emissions, whereas Na, Al, K, Fe and Zn were the representative elements in ultrafine particles, influenced by a diversity of sources.

  18. Diseño de catalizadores para la eliminación de compuestos orgánicos y material particulado en emisiones de motores diesel

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    Leguizamón Aparicio, María Silvia del Valle

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    Considerando que las emisiones provenientes de la combustión contienen distintos polutantes gaseosos es de esperar que un catalizador apto debe contener más de un componente para alcanzar alta eficiencia en la reducción de las emisiones. Por ello se considera como hipótesis de trabajo que la incorporación de mayor número de componentes activos en el catalizador que operen sinérgicamente pueden incrementar fuertemente la actividad catalítica mecanismo redox del tipo Mars-van Krevelen (MVK). Pa...

  19. Avaliação de poluição do ar por chumbo particulado: uma abordagem geoquímica

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    Vanz Argeu

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available High lead concentrations up to 5478 mg kg-1 were detected in dry atmospheric precipitations in Rio Grande city and adjacent area. Lead anomalies cover up to 30% of the study area. Lead concentration measurement in dry atmospheric precipitation and suspended particulate matter provides a possibility to detect concentrations above lead threshold in the air. The most impacted areas are fishermen's villages. The most possible source of lead in the air is uncontrolled sub industrial activity of local population

  20. Controle das emissões de chumbo particulado no entorno de uma reformadora de baterias da cidade do Rio de Janeiro usando ar como indicador

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    Simone Lorena Quiterio

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available No período entre abril a julho de 1999, foram realizadas determinações dos níveis de chumbo no ar ambiente nas proximidades de uma reformadora de baterias (RB situada em Olaria (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A maioria das amostras coletadas a uma distância de até 25m da RB excederam o limite de 1,5µg.Pb.m-3 estabelecido pela Environmental Protect Agency (EPA, Estados Unidos. Esses resultados já foram publicados previamente (Quiterio et al., 2001. Neste trabalho, foram propostas a instalação de um sistema de exaustão Venture e algumas mudanças nos procedimentos operacionais. Após as modificações na RB, foi realizada uma nova campanha de monitoramento (agosto e setembro de 2000. As coletas foram realizadas nos três pontos considerados mais críticos, segundo as determinações anteriores. As concentrações medidas estiveram no intervalo 0,8-17,6µg.Pb.m-3, mostrando que as emissões de chumbo na atmosfera tiveram uma diminuição adequada. Contudo, a concentração na saída da chaminé é ainda maior que os limites estabelecidos pela EPA e, certamente, serão necessárias outras melhorias nas instalações e procedimentos.

  1. SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF DERIVATIVES OF 3-ARYL/ARYLOXYMETHYL-6-ARYL-1,2,4-TRIAZOLO[3,4-B]-1,3,4-THIADIAZOLES%3-芳基/芳氧甲基-6-芳基-1,2,4-三唑并[3,4-b]-1,3,4-噻二唑衍生物的合成及生物活性

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    史海健; 王忠义; 史好新

    1999-01-01

    AIM: To synthesize a number of novel heterocyclic compounds and screen for their biological activities. Sixteen title compounds were prepared. METHODS: These novel compounds were prepared by the reaction of 3-aryl/aryloxymethyl-4-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles with aryl carboxylic acids in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride. The structures of these compounds were confirmed by elemental analysis, IR, 1HNMR and MS. The reaction conditions for the synthesis had been investigated. All the compounds were screened for antimicrobial activity against bacteria S.aureus, E.coli and B.subilis. The concentration of the test compounds was 0.002%. The antibacterial activities of the test compounds were compared with those of penicillin and gentamicin. RESULTS: The results display that some of them possess strong biological activities.CONCLUSION: Syntheses of these novel heterocyclic compounds and study on their biological activities are very important and valuable in medicine.

  2. Determinação dos hidrocarbonetos saturados e policíclicos aromáticos presentes no material particulado da atmosfera amazônica Chemical composition of aerosol collected in the amazon forest

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    Pérola de Castro Vasconcellos

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    Full Text Available It was identified and quantified several organic compounds in the atmosphere of a site into Amazon Basin with high impact of biomass burning emission. It was important to know the particulate matter composition with respect to n-alkanes and PAH associated with the particulate matter because they provided indication on the main sources contributing to airborne particles, the contribution of natural vs. man-made emission and the aging of the particles. The main classes of compounds observed were n-alkanes, PAH and nitro-PAH. It was observed the formation of nitro-PAH from photochemical reactions. The aerosol mass concentration is mainly associated with fluoranthene, pyrene and benzo(ghiperylene. Environmental and direct emissions samples (flaming and smoldering were collected and analysed.

  3. Variabilidad de niveles y composición del material particulado en suspensión en el sudeste de la Península Ibérica

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    Negral Álvarez, Luis

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    [ESP] La Ley 34/2007 de 15 noviembre, de calidad del aire y protección de la atmósfera, define la contaminación atmosférica como “la presencia en la atmósfera de materias,sustancias o formas de energía que impliquen molestia grave, riesgo o daño para la seguridad o la salud de las personas, el medio ambiente y demás bienes de cualquier naturaleza”. Las partículas presentes en el aerosol en suspensión pueden tener tanto un origen natural como antropogénico. La Directiva 2008/50/CE consciente d...

  4. Determinação de manganês em material particulado atmosférico de ambientes de trabalho utilizando eletrodo de diamante dopado com boro e voltametria de onda quadrada com redissolução catódica

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    Felix Fabiana da Silva

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A boron-doped diamond electrode is used for determination of Mn(II in atmospheric particulate matter by square wave cathodic stripping voltammetry. The analytical curve was linear for Mn(II concentrations between 5.0 and 37.5 µg L-1, with quantification limit of 3.6 µg L-1. The precision was evaluated by the relative standard deviation, with values between 5.1% and 9.3%. The electrode is free of adsorption, minimizing memory effects. Samples collected in the workplace atmosphere of a foundry had Mn(II concentrations between 0.4 and 4 µg m-3. No significant differences were observed between the proposed method and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy.

  5. Chemical composition of atmospheric particulate matter soluble fraction and meteorological variables in São Paulo state, Brazil Composição química da fração solúvel do material particulado atmosférico e variáveis meteorológicas no estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Christine Laure Marie Bourotte

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to characterize and compare the chemical composition of the PM10 soluble fraction in relation to meteorological variables such as wind direction and air masses backward trajectories. The PM10 was collected during winter of 1999 in two contrasting sites: the São Paulo city and the State Park of Serra do Mar (Cunha inside the Atlantic Forest Reserve. The aqueous extracts of PM10 were analyzed by Ion Chromatography for major ions (Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, NH4+, Cl-, NO3-, SO4(2- and by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS for trace elements (Al, Mn, Fe, Pb, Zn, etc.. In São Paulo, the dominant chemical species were SO4(2-, NO3-, NH4+, Zn, Fe, Al, Ba, Cu, Pb, Mn and Ni while in Cunha, Na+, K+, Cl-, SO4(2-, Zn and Ni were dominant. The chemical composition related to the wind direction during sampling reflected short-range influence due to soil occupation and anthropic activities.Este trabalho teve como objetivo a caracterização e a comparação da composição química da fração solúvel do PM10, com variáveis meteorológicas, tais como, direção do vento e trajetórias de massas de ar. O PM10 foi coletado durante o inverno de 1999 em dois locais contrastantes: na cidade de São Paulo e no Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (Cunha, Reserva de Mata Atlântica. Os extratos aquosos do PM10 foram analisados por Cromatografia de Íons para quantificação dos íons maiores (Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, NH4+, Cl-, NO3-, SO4(2- e por ICP-MS para quantificação dos elementos traço (Al, Mn, Fe, Pb, Zn, etc.. As espécies químicas que predominaram foram SO4(2-, NO3-, NH4+, Zn, Fe, Al, Ba, Cu, Pb, Mn e Ni em São Paulo, e Na+, K+, Cl-, SO4(2-, Zn e Ni em Cunha. A composição química relacionada com a direção do vento que prevaleceu durante a amostragem, refletiu um transporte de curta escala influenciado pela ocupação do solo e as atividades antrópicas.

  6. Reduction of gaseous pollutants and particulate materials by using fuels derived from vegetable in substitution to diesel oil; Reducao de poluentes gasosos e de material particulado por meio do uso de combustiveis a base de oleos vegetais como substitutos ao oleo diesel

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    Yazaki, Carlos Kazuaki [General Motors do Brasil, Sao Caetano do Sul, SP (Brazil). Engenharia de Chassis e Integracao Powertrain]. E-mail: carlos.yazaki@gm.com; Trielli, Mauricio Assumpcao [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica]. E-mail: trielli@ipt.br

    2006-07-01

    The aim of this article is to present the contribution allowed by fuels derived from vegetable oils in substitution for the diesel oil. It especially emphasizes the vegetable oil esters potential as gaseous exhaust pollutant and particulate matter reduction produced by ignition compression engines, such a conclusion has been achieved through systematization and analysis of results of experimental tests performed by several researchers that applied natural vegetable oils and their esters to this class of engines. Once the vegetable oils are the base of formation of these fuels, their direct application in these engines is also analyzed showing the advantages and disadvantages of this alternative route. This article also includes an analysis of their physical and chemical properties which help the understanding of their performance in the engines. Due to better results obtained from esters use, their industrial processing, the special characteristics of the engineering materials which they will have contact in engine, principally those used in injection systems, as well as aspects related to their storages are discussed too. (author)

  7. Contaminantes Atmosféricos Particulados: Evaluación de las fuentes de origen y de su contribución a la contaminación atmosférica en el clúster cerámico de Castellón.

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    Soriano Rodrí­guez, María Desamparados

    2012-01-01

    El cumplimiento de los valores límite para las partículas atmosféricas en suspensión es un reto para la Unión Europea, por este motivo en 2008, la Unión Europea aprobó la Directiva 2008/50/CE sobre calidad del aire ambiente y una atmósfera más limpia en Europa donde, además de establecer el valor límite para las partículas PM10 se establece por primera vez, en la legislación europea, un valor límite para las partículas PM2,5. Las emisiones procedentes de los clústers cerámicos, en su mayoría ...

  8. Evaluación de los efectos agudos en la función pulmonar por exposición a material particulado fino (MP 2.5) en niños que viven próximos a una playa masivamente contaminada con relaves mineros, Chañaral, Chile

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    Cáceres Lillo, Dante Daniel

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    Introducción: Producto de la gran actividad minera de la III Región de Atacama en el norte de Chile se vertieron al curso del rio El Salado millones de toneladas de relaves (con alto contenido de metales) sin tratamiento al curso del Rio Salado, los que fueron a dar a la bahía de la ciudad de Chañaral formando una extensa playa artificial. Estos relaves han producido un marcado efecto deletéreo sobre la flora y fauna marina del sector y en la calidad de vida de las poblaciones que viven adyac...

  9. Contaminación del Aire Atmosférico por Material Particulado en una Ciudad Intermedia: El Caso de Chillán (Chile Air pollution in a middle-size city: the case of Chillán (Chile

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    José E Celis

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A través de un análisis de la contaminación urbana de la ciudad de Chillán en Chile, el artículo demuestra que el aumento de la contaminación atmosférica durante otoño e invierno en la ciudad de Chillán debe ser considerado como un problema de origen antropogénico. Esto se explica mayormente debido al uso masivo de la madera como combustible para la calefacción residencial dentro de las áreas urbanas de la ciudad y que se manifiesta a través de una densa nube de humo en los días con estabilidad atmosférica. Esto sugiere que es probablemente necesario un control de la combustión de leña para la calefacción residencial en los días más críticos. Por otra parte, la mayor contaminación en el centro de la ciudad sugiere que este abatimiento se puede alcanzar junto con regulaciones públicas del transporte y de la industria. Sólo así se facilitará el desarrollo sustentable de ciudades intermedias como Chillán, y no repetir los graves problemas de contaminación de las grandes urbes.Through an analysis of the urban contamination of the city of Chillán in Chile, it is demonstrated that the increase in atmospheric pollution during autumn and winter in the city of Chillán must be considered as a problem of anthropogenic origin. This is explained mainly due to the massive use of wood for residential heating in urban areas of the city and that produces a dense smoke-type cloud during days of stable atmospheric conditions. This suggests that it is probably necessary to control wood combustion for home heating during the most critical days. Also, the increase in pollution in the center of the city indicates that decreasing the pollution level can be also done with government regulations on transport and industry. In this way only, sustainable development of medium size cities as Chillán will be facilitated, not repeating the serious problems of large polluted cities.

  10. Identificação do dano induzido por fadiga e cura de micro trincas em compósitos cerâmicos particulados, voltados à aplicação em pavimentos flexíveis Fatigue damage induced and healing identification in particulate ceramic composites for application in flexible pavings

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    F. R. G. Nunes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Um dos grandes defeitos ocorrentes no pavimento, ao longo de sua vida útil, é o trincamento por fadiga. Este problema, em geral, se inicia na base do revestimento asfáltico e se propaga para a sua superfície. A caracterização das misturas asfálticas, realizada comumente no Brasil, é baseada no número de ciclos que causam a ruptura no ensaio de fadiga. No entanto, tal número não é um parâmetro mecânico, podendo variar para diferentes condições de contorno. O objetivo do presente artigo é identificar parâmetros mecânicos, referentes ao trincamento por fadiga, do compósito asfáltico com agregado sintético de argila calcinada (ASAC. Para tanto, foi utilizado um modelo viscoelástico de dano contínuo, fundamentado em trabalhos de Shapery, Kim e Lee. Os resultados com o compósito estudado (ASAC mostraram que a perda de rigidez, baseada em uma variável interna de estado, pode ser um critério de fadiga; que o ensaio pode ser realizado para um nível de tensão; a cura de microtrincas durante os períodos de não solicitação da estrutura.One of the major distresses in flexible pavings, throughout its useful life, is the fatigue cracking. This problem, in general, initiates in the base of the asphalt layer and propagates for its surface. The characterization of the asphalt mixtures, carried out in Brazil, is based on the number of cycles that cause the rupture in the fatigue test. However, such number is not a mechanical parameter, varying for different boundary conditions. The objective of the present article is to identify mechanical parameters, referring fatigue cracking, of the asphalt composite with synthetic calcinated clay aggregates (SCCA. To this end, a continuum damage viscoelastic model was used based works from Shapery, Kim and Lee. The results with the composite studied (SCCA had shown: that the loss of rigidity, based on an internal state variable, can be a fatigue criterion; that the test can be carried through for one stress level; the healing of micro cracks during the rest periods in the structure.

  11. Controle das emissões de chumbo particulado no entorno de uma reformadora de baterias da cidade do Rio de Janeiro usando ar como indicador Control of lead emissions from a battery repair shop in the city of Rio de Janeiro by monitoring air quality

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    Simone Lorena Quiterio

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available No período entre abril a julho de 1999, foram realizadas determinações dos níveis de chumbo no ar ambiente nas proximidades de uma reformadora de baterias (RB situada em Olaria (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A maioria das amostras coletadas a uma distância de até 25m da RB excederam o limite de 1,5µg.Pb.m-3 estabelecido pela Environmental Protect Agency (EPA, Estados Unidos. Esses resultados já foram publicados previamente (Quiterio et al., 2001. Neste trabalho, foram propostas a instalação de um sistema de exaustão Venture e algumas mudanças nos procedimentos operacionais. Após as modificações na RB, foi realizada uma nova campanha de monitoramento (agosto e setembro de 2000. As coletas foram realizadas nos três pontos considerados mais críticos, segundo as determinações anteriores. As concentrações medidas estiveram no intervalo 0,8-17,6µg.Pb.m-3, mostrando que as emissões de chumbo na atmosfera tiveram uma diminuição adequada. Contudo, a concentração na saída da chaminé é ainda maior que os limites estabelecidos pela EPA e, certamente, serão necessárias outras melhorias nas instalações e procedimentos.Lead levels in the air surrounding a battery repair shop (BRS located in the Olaria neighborhood (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were monitored from April to July 1999. Most of the samples collected within 25 meters of the BRS exceeded the limit of 1.5µg.Pb.m-3 established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA. These results were published in a previous article (Quiterio et al., 2001. In the current study, installation of a Venture ventilation system and some changes in the operational procedure were proposed. After the modifications in the BRS, a new monitoring campaign was performed (August and September, 2000. Three points were selected for air collection, corresponding to the most critical points found in the previous assessments. The new concentrations ranged from 0.8 to 17.6µg.Pb.m-3, showing that lead emissions into the environment had decreased adequately. However, concentration at the chimney exhaust was still higher than EPA limits, and further improvements in the installations and procedures are definitely needed.

  12. Avaliação da poluição ambiental causada por particulado de chumbo emitido por uma reformadora de baterias na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Assessment of environmental pollution from lead particles emitted by a battery repair shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Simone Lorena Quiterio

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, determinou-se o teor de chumbo (Pb presente no ar ao redor de uma reformadora de baterias, antes e após da instalação do sistema de exaustão. Na área externa à reformadora de baterias, as amostras foram coletadas em seis e quatro pontos localizados a aproximadamente 25m e 500m, respectivamente, da reformadora de baterias. Os resultados obtidos mostram que o limite para Pb no ar atmosférico de 1,5µg Pb.m-3 foi excedido em 50% nas amostras coletadas, variando de 0,07 a 183,3µg Pb.m-3. Assim, após algumas modificações na distribuição das atividades no interior da reformadora de baterias e a colocação do sistema de exaustão foram selecionados três pontos de coleta, que correspondiam àqueles mais críticos encontrados nas avaliações anteriores do ar externo. As novas concentrações de chumbo variaram de 0,8 a 17,6µg Pb.m-3, demonstrando que houve uma significativa redução dos níveis de chumbo emitidos para o ambiente após a instalação do sistema de exaustão.In this study, the lead (Pb levels in the air surrounding a battery repair shop were measured before and after installation of an exhaust system. Samples were collected in six and four points located at approximately 25 m and 500 m, respectively, from the battery repair shop. The limit of 1.5mg Pb.m-3 air was exceeded in 50% of the samples, ranging from 0.07 to 183.3mg Pb.m-3. After changes in the battery repair shop's interior layout and use of the exhaust system, three points were selected, corresponding to the highest concentrations found previously. The new levels ranged from 0.8 to 17.6mg Pb.m-3, demonstrating a significant decrease in the lead content discharged into the environment after meeting the exhaust requirements.

  13. Preservation of rhizobia by lyophilization with trehalose Preservação de rizóbio por liofilização com trealose

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    Pedro Antonio Arraes Pereira

    2002-06-01

    agente usado do que a estirpe CIAT 899, provavelmente porque a estirpe CIAT 899 produz beta (1-2 glucano, que parece ter também um efeito protetor. beta (1-2 glucano combinado com sacarose protege mais os lipossomas liofilizados de perdas do que a trealose. Entretanto, o beta (1-2 glucano, isoladamente, não tem capacidade de proteção. Foi observado um alto nível de água descongelada associado com o glucano hidratado; além disso, o evento termal foi de, aproximadamente, 70ºC, o que correspondeu à transição gel-sol do glucano. Essas descobertas são importantes para o entendimento dos mecanismos com que o glucano contribui para a proteção de células e lipossomas liofilizados e para aumentar a sobrevivência do rizóbio nos inoculantes.

  14. Synthesis and characterization particles of Ba{sub 0,50}Sr{sub 0,50}Co{sub 0,80}Fe{sub 0,20}O{sub 3} obtained by the citrate-EDTA technique; Sintese e caracterizacao de particulados de Ba{sub 0,50}Sr{sub 0,50}Co{sub 0,80}Fe{sub 0,20}O{sub 3} obtidos pela tecnica dos citratos-EDTA

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    Bonturim, E.; Vargas, R.A.; Andreoli, M.; Seo, E.S.M., E-mail: ebonturim@ipen.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (CCTM/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Materiais

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    The Ba{sub (1-x)}Sr{sub (x)}Co{sub (1-y)}Fe{sub (y)}O{sub (3)} (BSCF) has been studied as a cathode material for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, due to its better ion and electron conduction. This work aims to study the synthesis of the compound obtained from the citrate-EDTA technique. Thermogravimetric analysis indicated the formation of the compound above 800 deg C. The materials calcined at temperatures of 700, 800 and 900 deg C for 5 h showed cubic pseudo-perovskite structure, according to the literature. By analysis of X-ray fluorescence were obtained powders with nominal chemical composition in the temperature range studied. The micrographs obtained by SEM and particle size distribution analysis showed the formation of particle with diameters below 1 micron. (author)

  15. Preparation and characterization of (La{sub 0,60}Sr{sub 0,40})(Co{sub 0,20}Fe{sub 0,80})O{sub 3-δ} powders for ITSOFC cathode and composite cathode; Preparacao e caracterizacao de particulados de (La{sub 0,60}Sr{sub 0,40})(Co{sub 0,20}Fe{sub 0,80})O{sub 3-δ} como catodo e catodo composito de ITSOFC

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    Vargas, R.A.; Bonturim, E.; Andreoli, M.; Chiba, R.; Seo, E.S.M., E-mail: ravargas@usp.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CCTM/SOFC/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Materiais. Laboratorio de Insumos e Componentes

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    The mixing oxide (La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x})(Co{sub 1-y}Fe{sub y})O{sub 3-δ} - LSCF, of pseudo-perovskite structure, is studied as cathode in Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. The objective of this work was to prepare, for polymeric precursors and oxide mixture methods; mixing conductors (electronic and ionic) of LSCF as cathode and mixtures of LSCF with (Ce{sub 0.90}Gd{sub 0.10})O{sub 1.95} as composite cathode, respectively. The particulates materials had been characterized mainly by X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, laser scattering granulometry, and scanning electron microscopy. The results confirm that organic elimination presents in the precursors is essential for the formation of crystalline structure of interest and dependent of cobalt nitrate. The chemical composition of particulates is relatively next to nominal (x=0.40 and y=0.80) and the average sizes of particles are adjusted for ceramic suspensions preparation, contributing for the wet powder spraying step conformation. (author)

  16. Respuesta inmunomoduladora de la superóxido dismutasa en juveniles de camarón blanco (Litopenaeus vannamei expuestos a inmunoestimulantes

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la actividad inmunomoduladora de la manganeso superóxido dismutasa (MnSOD en juveniles de camarón blanco (Litopenaeus vannamei expuestos a diferentes inmunoestimulantes. Organismos cuyo peso varió entre 0.7 y 1.0 g fueron inmersos durante 6 h en soluciones de β-glucano, lipopolisacárido (LPS, fucoidán, y Vibrio penaeicida muerto por calor. Se determinó la actividad enzimática de la MnSOD en los organismos para evaluar si los diferentes inmunoestimulantes utilizados eran capaces de inducir actividad antioxidante. Los inmunoestimulantes probados activaron el sistema inmune de los camarones, mostrando un incremento generalizado en la respuesta antioxidante 48 h después del ensayo. El mayor incremento en la actividad de la enzima (3.2 veces superior al grupo control se registró cuando se utilizó la bacterina. Se expusieron los camarones a V. penaeicida 10 días después de la exposición a los inmunoestimulantes, obteniendo un incremento en la actividad antioxidante de los camarones expuestos previamente a β-glucano, LPS y fucoidán. La respuesta enzimática más alta se obtuvo con los organismos estimulados con β-glucano (2.5 veces superior al control. Este estudio demostró la capacidad de los juveniles de camarón para mejorar la respuesta antioxidante después de ser expuestos a inmunoestimulantes y a una bacteria patógena.

  17. Efeito antibacteriano e antiaderente in vitro do extrato da Punica granatum Linn. sobre microrganismos do biofilme dental In vitro antibacterial and antiadherence effect of the extract of the Punica granatum Linn. upon dental biofilm microrganisms

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    Jozinete V. Pereira; Maria S. Vieira Pereira; Fábio C. Sampaio; Maria C. Correia Sampaio; Pollianna M. Alves; Cristina R. Ferreira de Araújo; Jane S. Higino

    2006-01-01

    Nesta pesquisa foi avaliada a atividade antimicrobiana e a capacidade de inibição da síntese de glucano in vitro do extrato da casca do fruto da romã (Punica granatum Linn.) sobre linhagens bacterianas de Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus sobrinus e Lactobacillus casei. Os ensaios foram realizados pelas técnicas de ágar-difusão em placas para determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM) e técnica dos tubos inclinados para determinação da C...

  18. Preparation and characterization of La{sub 0,60S}r{sub 0},{sub 40}Co{sub 0},{sub 20}Fe{sub 0},{sub 80}O{sub 3-{delta}} powders for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (ITSOFC) cathode; Preparacao e carcacterizacao de particulados de La{sub 0,60S}r{sub 0},{sub 40}Co{sub 0},{sub 20}Fe{sub 0},{sub 80}O{sub 3-{delta}} para catodos de IT-SOFC

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    Vargas, R.A.; Chiba, R.; Bonturim, E.; Andreoli, M.; Seo, E.S.M., E-mail: ravargas@usp.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (CCTM/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Materiais. Lab. de Insumos e Componentes

    2009-07-01

    Nowadays a material that is studied as cathode in intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (ITSOFC) is the mixing oxide La{sub 0,60S}r{sub 0},{sub 40}Co{sub 0},{sub 20}Fe{sub 0},{sub 80}O{sub 3-{delta}} (LSCF), that possess pseudo-perovskite structure. The objective of this work is to present the physical, chemical and microstructural of LSCF powders characteristics, prepared by the citrate technique. The main analyses utilized were: X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, laser scattering granulometry, and scanning electron microscopy. The results show that the elimination of organic precursors is important for desired structure formation and that amount of this phase depends on cobalt content. Moreover, the chemical composition is next to stoichiometric calculated (x=0.40 and y=0.80) and the average sizes of particles are adjusted for ceramic suspensions preparation, contributing for the wet powder spraying step conformation. (author)

  19. Papel de la clatrina y del complejo AP-2 en la morfogénesis de Schizosaccharomyces pombe

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    de León, Nagore

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    [ES] La pared celular es un elemento morfogenético esencial que determina la forma final de las células y que las protege contra la lisis. En S. pombe ésta está constituida por ¿ y ß-glucano y manoproteínas y tanto la síntesis como remodelación de su estructura requiere de diferentes enzimas estrictamente reguladas. En S. pombe existe poca información de cómo se lleva a cabo la incorporación del material de membrana y sobre la regulación de las enzimas implicadas en la síntesis y remodelación...

  20. Stress oxidativo e oxidação proteíca : caracterização estrutural da a-amilase

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    Marçal, Susana Loureiro

    2009-01-01

    A α-amilase de Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (α-1,4-D-glucano glucanohidrolase, EC 3.2.1.1) catalisa a hidrólise das ligações α-1,4-glucosídicas em oligossacarídeos e polissacarídeos. A α-amilase humana é uma proteína secretora que é produzida tanto nas glândulas pancreáticas como salivares, constituindo uma porção significativa da saliva e desempenhando um papel importante na digestão inicial do amido, glicogénio e outros polissacarídeos. A oxidação catalisada por metais (MCO) das proteínas pos...

  1. A NEW COPPER-CATALYZED PATHWAY TO BENZO AND PYRIDYL FUSED IMIDAZO-, TRIAZOLO- AND PYRIMIDO-THIAZINES Eine neue Kupfer-katalysierten Weg zu Benzo und Pyridyl FUSED IMIDAZO-, TRIAZOLO-UND Pyrimido-Thiazine

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    Edgars Abele, Tatjana Beresneva, Sergey Belyakov,Juris Popelis, Kira Rubina

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A simple one flask method for the selective preparation of benzo and pyridyl fused imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazines, [1,2,4]triazolo[5,1-b][1,3]thiazines, and pyrimido[2,1- b][1,3]thiazin-6-ones from corresponding thiols and o-halobenzyl bromides or 2-bromo-3- chloromethylpyridine in the system solid KOH / CuI / TBAB / DMF has been developed.

  2. Assesing variations in urban air quality when introducing on-road traffic management strategies by means of high-resolution modelling: application to Barcelona and Madrid urban areas

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    Gonçalves Ageitos, María

    2009-01-01

    La contaminación del aire urbano tiene efectos negativos en la salud humana, los ecosistemas y se asocia con el transporte de contaminantes a larga distancia. La región del sur del Mediterráneo y en concreto la Península Ibérica se ven sometidos frecuentemente a episodios de contaminación fotoquímica. Los niveles de O3 troposférico y, en zonas urbanas, las concentraciones de NO2 y material particulado, superan frecuentemente los niveles establecidos por la legislación europea. El tráfico r...

  3. Caracterización fisico-química de los aerosoles atmosféricos en el Mediterráneo Occidental

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    Pey Betrán, Jorge

    2008-01-01

    La contaminación atmosférica por material particulado (PM) tiene efectos adversos sobre la salud, el clima y los ecosistemas. La concentración en masa y número, el tamaño y la composición química son aspectos clave, pese a que la legislación actual solamente se centra en la medida de la masa.La cuenca mediterránea ha sido escenario de numerosos estudios que, sin embargo, no han cubierto algunos aspectos, que conforman los objetivos de esta memoria: Interpretar la variabilidad de niveles de PM...

  4. Fluidodinâmica de sementes de brócolos em leito fluizado e leito de jorro Fluid-dynamics of broccoli seeds in fluized and spouted beds

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    Celina de Almeida; Sandra Cristina dos Santos Rocha

    2002-01-01

    Os processos em leito fluidizado e de jorro são comumente empregados para secagem, recobrimento e granulação de sistemas particulados nas indústrias química e farmacêutica, enquanto na área agronômica estão limitados a tratamento de algumas espécies de sementes. Este trabalho objetivou apresentar a análise fluidodinâmica dos leitos fluidizado e de jorro, quando são utilizadas sementes de brócolos (Brassica oleracea L. var. Italica) e verificar a influência na germinação das sementes, submetid...

  5. Fracciones de carbono y nitrógeno orgánicos y nitrógeno anaeróbico bajo agricultura continua con dos sistemas de labranza Effect of two tillage systems under continuous cropping on organic carbon and nitrogen fractions and on the anaerobic nitrogen indicator

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    Natalia Verónica Diovisalvi; Guillermo Alberto Studdert; Germán Franco Domínguez; Maximiliano Joaquín Eiza

    2008-01-01

    El carbono orgánico (CO), componente clave del cual dependen muchas de las propiedades del suelo, está compuesto por fracciones lábiles, CO particulado (COP), y menos lábiles. El COP es un indicador temprano de los cambios en el CO provocados por las prácticas de manejo. Por otro lado, el N anaeróbico (Nan) es un indicador de la capacidad del suelo de mineralizar N. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la siembra directa (SD), de la labranza convencional (LC) y de la fertiliza...

  6. Size fractionated atmospheric aerosol in the Iberian Peninsula

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    Mirante, Fátima Isabel Cordeiro

    2013-01-01

    Um dos principais fatores que afetam negativamente a qualidade do ambiente em muitas cidades em todo o mundo é o material particulado (PM). A sua presença na atmosfera pode ter impactos negativos na saúde humana, clima, património edificado e ecossistemas. Muitos dos estudos realizados em áreas urbanas focam apenas as frações respiráveis (PM10 e PM2,5). No entanto, os processos de formação, a identificação das fontes emissoras e os efeitos dependem muito da distribuição gran...

  7. Impacto del sistema de transporte en los niveles de contaminación percibidos por los usuarios del espacio público

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    Eduardo Behrentz

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo muestra los resultados de una investigación que pretende documentar los niveles de contaminación por material particulado en las inmediaciones de una vía de alto flujo vehicular en Bogotá. El sistema de transporte público colectivo de Bogotá, conformado principalmente por vehículos que utilizan combustibles diésel, genera uno de los mayores aportes de material particulado respirable (PM10, el cual causa no sólo contaminación del aire sino graves enfermedades respiratorias y cardíacas. La optimización del sistema de transporte de la ciudad (reducción de sobreoferta, modernización de la flota y ampliación de la cobertura del sistema de transporte masivo debe contemplarse como una estrategia importante para hacerle frente al problema de contaminación del aire en Bogotá.

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  9. The BETA-1, 3-Glucanase of Basidiomycete QM 806: Studies on it's production and application in yeast cell wall hydrolysis

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    Ryan, Eleanor

    1986-01-01

    In this project the growth and production of JB-1,3-glucanase by Basidiomycete sp QM 806 was investigated, with a view to studying its application in B-1,3-glucan degradation and in yeast extract production. The effect of various parameters on 3-1 »3-glucanase production was examined. The optimal conditions for enzyme production in submerged shake-flask culture were chosen. Two B-1,3-glucans (laminarin and yeast cell walls) were degraded using the B-1,3-glucanase produced. The degra...

  10. Environmental pollutants and stroke-related hospital admissions Poluentes ambientais e internações devido a acidente vasculoencéfalico

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    Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Some effects of environmental pollution on human health are known, especially those affecting the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The current study aimed to estimate these effects on the production of hospital admissions for stroke. This was an ecological study using hospital admissions data in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State, Brazil, with diagnosis of stroke, from January 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008. The target pollutants were particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and ozone. Use of a Poisson linear regression model showed that same-day exposure to particulate matter was associated with hospitalization for stroke (RR = 1.013; 95%CI: 1.001-1.025. An increase of 10µg/m³ in this pollutant increased the risk of hospitalization by 12% (RR = 1.137; 95%CI: 1.014-1.276. In the multi-pollutant model, it was thus possible to identify particulate matter as associated with hospitalization for stroke in a medium-sized city like São José dos Campos.Alguns dos efeitos da poluição ambiental na saúde humana são conhecidos, destacando aqueles nos sistemas respiratório e cardiovascular. Este trabalho tem por objetivo estimar esses efeitos na gênese das internações por acidente vasculoencefálico. Foi um estudo ecológico realizado com dados de internações da cidade de São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brasil, relativos aos diagnósticos de acidente vascular cerebral, entre 1º de janeiro de 2007 e 30 de abril de 2008. Os poluentes estudados foram material particulado, dióxido de enxofre e ozônio. Utilizando-se de modelo linear generalizado da regressão de Poisson, foi possível identificar exposição ao material particulado, no mesmo dia, como associado à internação por acidente vasculoencefálico (RR = 1,013; IC95%: 1,001-1,025. O aumento de 10µg/m3 desse poluente aumenta o risco de internação em 12% (RR = 1,137; IC95%: 1,014-1,276. Assim, foi possível identificar o material particulado, no modelo multipoluente, como

  11. Comportamiento de la enfermedad respiratoria de niños entre 5 y 14 años en la ciudad de Santa Marta en el primer trimestre de 2008 y 2009

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    Enis Alejandra Cuao

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Title: Respiratory disease in children ages 6 to 14 years in Santa Marta city in the first quarter of years 2008 and 2009.ResumenLas partículas totales suspendidas (PST o material particulado, específicamente PM10, se encuentran en la atmosfera. Estas partículas pueden penetrar en el sistema respiratorio bloqueando el paso del aire y ocasionando enfermedades. La contaminación por material particulado en la ciudad de Santa Marta requiere ser estudiada para comprender el daño que produce sobre la salud de la población, en concreto en la población infantil y adulta mayor. El transporte y almacenamiento de carbón, además del clima, son los causantes del esparcimiento de partículas PM10, que afectan principalmente las vías respiratorias altas. Para conocer lo que está pasando con la salud respiratoria se realizó un estudio descriptivo que incluyó como población a todos los niños entre 6 y 14 años de base hospitalaria. La información se depuró dejando únicamente los diagnósticos de vías respiratorias superiores. Estos diagnósticos, organizados por fecha, se compararon con la concentración de material particulado en el ambiente para los tres primeros meses de los años 2008 y 2009. El análisis muestra que los niños de 9 años o menos son los más afectados por enfermedades respiratorias en vías superiores. La Comuna con las concentraciones más altas de PM10 fue la 8. Sin embargo, las que más diagnóstico de enfermedad respiratoria presentaron fueron la 5 y la 4. (DUAZARY 2012 No. 1, 33 - 41

  12. Estrategias para la mejora de la calidad del aire en una ciudad: Movilidad y vehículo eléctrico

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    Soret Miravet, Albert

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    A pesar de la reducción en la emisión de contaminantes atmosféricos de los últimos años, los niveles de calidad del aire en Europa y España siguen superando los valores límite legislados. Dichas superaciones, debidas principalmente a material particulado y dióxido de nitrógeno, se localizan especialmente en las ciudades, donde la mayor fuente de emisión es el tráfico rodado. Referente a las emisiones de tráfico, en Europa, el incremento de la intensidad de tráfico y la dieselización del...

  13. Efeito antibacteriano e antiaderente in vitro do extrato da Punica granatum Linn. sobre microrganismos do biofilme dental In vitro antibacterial and antiadherence effect of the extract of the Punica granatum Linn. upon dental biofilm microrganisms

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    Jozinete V. Pereira

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Nesta pesquisa foi avaliada a atividade antimicrobiana e a capacidade de inibição da síntese de glucano in vitro do extrato da casca do fruto da romã (Punica granatum Linn. sobre linhagens bacterianas de Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus sobrinus e Lactobacillus casei. Os ensaios foram realizados pelas técnicas de ágar-difusão em placas para determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM e técnica dos tubos inclinados para determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima de Aderência (CIMA ao vidro, na presença de 5% de sacarose. Os mesmos procedimentos foram realizados com a clorexidina à 0,12%. As CIMs (mg/mL do extrato da P. granatum frente ao S. mitis, S. mutans, S. sanguis, S. sobrinus e L. casei foram 1:32, 1:8, 1:8, 1:512, e 1:128, respectivamente. Para as CIMAs o extrato da P. granatum mostrou resultados melhores que a clorexidina, exceto para o S. mutans com achados semelhantes na diluição de 1:256. Os resultados mostram a potencialidade da P. granatum na inibição do crescimento bacteriano e síntese de glucano representada pela aderência ao vidro, sugerindo o emprego do extrato da romã, como meio alternativo, no controle desses microrganismos na formação do biofilme.In this study was evaluated the in vitro antibacterial activity and the inhibition of glucan sintesis of the fruit bark of Punica granatum Linn extract upon the following dental biofilm bacteria: Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus sobrinus and Lactobacillus casei. The tests were carried out by inundation tecniques in Petri dishes to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC and inclined tubes techniques to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Adherence to glass (MICA at the presence of 5% sucrose. Tests with gluconate of chlorexidine (0.12% were performed as controls. MICs of the P granatum extract dilutions (mg/mL against S

  14. Projeção da mortalidade e internações hospitalares na rede pública de saúde atribuíveis à poluição atmosférica no Estado de São Paulo entre 2012 e 2030

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    Cristina Guimarães Rodrigues

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, os padrões nacionais de qualidade do ar são da década de 1990, desatualizados em relação aos internacionais, o que dificulta um controle eficaz dos níveis de poluição e contribui para a continuidade de mortes e internações. A fim de quantificar o montante de desfechos desfavoráveis de saúde em decorrência da concentração de material particulado no Estado de São Paulo, esse trabalho tem como objetivo realizar projeções de mortes, internações e gastos com internações públicas atribuíveis à poluição atmosférica, para o período de 2012 a 2030. Para isso foram considerados distintos cenários de poluição por material particulado fino (MP2,5, tomando-se como referência o ano-base 2011. Os resultados mostram que, mantendo o mesmo nível de poluição observado em 2011, haverá um total de mais de 246 mil óbitos por todas as causas entre 2012 e 2030, cerca de 953 mil internações hospitalares públicas e um gasto público estimado em internações de mais de R$ 1,6 bilhão. A magnitude dos resultados aponta para a necessidade de implementação de medidas mais rigorosas para o controle da poluição do ar, formas alternativas de energia limpa de transporte, entre outras ações, como forma de reduzir os danos à saúde da população e os gastos governamentais.

  15. Inmunopotenciadores para la acuicultura

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    Rocmira Pérez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La acuicultura es una de las actividades económicas de mayor crecimiento para la producción de alimentos. Uno de sus principales retos es la obtención de grandes volúmenes de producción con la mayor calidad posible. Esto conlleva a una reducción de la aplicación de antibióticos y productos quimioterapéuticos. Una de las estrategias más prometedoras es la aplicación de inmunopotenciadores, principalmente en los cultivos intensivos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue revisar los principales inmunopotenciadores, así como las tendencias y retos de su uso mundial. Se resumen las particularidades moleculares y funcionales de los mismos y se hace énfasis en los más estudiados: levamisol, ß-glucanos, lipopolisacárido, vitamina C, extractos de plantas y hormonas. Todos estos compuestos de naturaleza heterogénea inciden mayoritariamente en los componentes de la inmunidad innata de los peces, fortaleciendo y potenciando la resistencia a enfermedades; adicionalmente algunos de ellos tienen funciones antiestrés y favorecen su crecimiento. Se concluye que los inmunopotenciadores constituyen una estrategia viable para reducir las pérdidas por problemas sanitarios en el sector de la acuicultura; pero aún quedan por solucionar aspectos como la vía de administración y la etapa de inmunización adecuada para cada especie y tipo de cultivo.

  16. Molecular analysis of a Clostridium butyricum NCIMB 7423 gene encoding 4-alpha-glucanotransferase and characterization of the recombinant enzyme produced in Escherichia coli.

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    Goda, S K; Eissa, O; Akhtar, M; Minton, N P

    1997-10-01

    An Escherichia coli clone was detected in a Clostridium butyricum NCIMB 7423 plasmid library capable of degrading soluble amylose. Deletion subcloning of its recombinant plasmid indicated that the gene(s) responsible for amylose degradation was localized on a 1.8 kb NspHI-Scal fragment. This region was sequenced in its entirety and shown to encompass a large ORF capable of encoding a protein with a calculated molecular mass of 57,184 Da. Although the deduced amino acid sequence showed only weak similarity with known amylases, significant sequences identity was apparent with the 4-alpha-glucano-transferase enzymes of Streptococcus pneumoniae (46.9%), potato (42.9%) and E. coli (16.2%). The clostridial gene (designated maIQ) was followed by a second ORF which, through its homology to the equivalent enzymes of E. coli and S. pneumoniae, was deduced to encode maltodextrin phosphorylase (MaIP). The translation stop codon of MaIQ overlapped the translation start codon of the putative maIP gene, suggesting that the two genes may be both transcriptionally and translationally coupled. 4-alpha-Glucanotransferase catalyses a disproportionation reaction in which single or multiple glucose units from oligosaccharides are transferred to the 4-hydroxyl group of acceptor sugars. Characterization of the recombinant C. butyricum enzyme demonstrated that glucose, maltose and maltotriose could act as acceptor, whereas of the three only maltotriose could act as donor. The enzyme therefore shares properties with the E. coli MaIQ protein, but differs significantly from the glucanotransferase of Thermotoga maritima, which is unable to use maltotriose as donor or glucose as acceptor. Physiologically, the concerted action of 4-alpha-glucanotransferase and maltodextrin phosphorylase provides C. butyricum with a mechanism of utilizing amylose/maltodextrins with little drain on cellular ATP reserves. PMID:9353929

  17. Utility of 4-formylantipyrine in heterocyclic synthesis

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    Abdou O. Abdelhamid

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrazole-4,6(1H,5H-dione, pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazole-5-carbonitrile, pyrano[2,3-d]4-imidazolines, pyrido[2,1-b]benzimidazole, pyrido[2,1-b][1,3]benzoxazole, pyrido[2,1-b][1,3]benzothiazole and pyrido[2,1-b]quinazoline were synthesised from antipyrine derivatives with appropriate reagents such as maleimides, malononitrile, ethyl cyanoacetate, benzimidazole-2-acetonitrile, benzothiazole-2-acetonitrile, benzoxazol-2-acetonitrile, benzoylacetonitrile and other reagents. The newly synthesised compounds were established by elemental analysis, spectral data, and alternative synthetic routes whenever possible.

  18. Synthesis and Antibacterial Activities of 4-Amino-3-( 1-aryl-5-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-5-mercapto-1,2,4- triazoles/2-Amino-5- ( 1- aryl-5- methyl- 1,2,3- triazol-4- yl )- 1,3,4- thiadiazoles and Their Derivatives

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    ZHANG,Yan(张艳); SUN,Xiao-Wen(孙小文); HUI,Xin-Ping(惠新平); ZHANG,Zi-Yi(张自义); WANG,Qin(王勤); ZHANG,Qi(张琪)

    2002-01-01

    Treatment of 4-amino-3- (1-aryl-5-methyl-1,2, 3-triazol-4-yl)-5-mercapto-1, 2, 4-triazoles/2-amino-5-( 1-aryi-5-methyl-1, 2,3-triazol-4-yl)-1, 3,4-thiadiazoles with benzaldehyde, acetone and ω-bromoacetophenone was tested and compared. The title compounds Schiff bases, amides, imidazolo[2,1-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazoles and 7H-s-triazolo [3, 4-b ]-1, 3, 4-thiadiazines have been confirmed by elemental analyses, 1H NMR, IR and MS spectra. All the compounds have also been screened for their antibacterial activities against B. subtilis, S. aureus and E. coli.

  19. Iron ore particles on four seaweed species from Camburi Beach (Espírito Santo state, Brazil

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    Cristina Aparecida Gomes Nassar

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The present study estimated the iron-ore concentration found on four species of seaweed. The species tested grow on a site heavily contaminated by this ore, in the city of Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Under natural conditions, the iron ore reached a temperature 5.0ºC higher than the sand on a sunny day. All the species had iron ore adhered to their fronds. Udotea cyathiformis was the species with the highest iron-ore concentration varing from 0.07 to 0.90 g wet weight, followed by Lobophora variegata (from 0.07 to 0.62 g wet weight, Padina gymnospora (from 0.08 to 0.55 g wet weight and Ulva fasciata (from 0.05 to 0.25 g wet weight. Even after four changes of water over a 12-hour period, the fronds still had particles adhered to their outside cell wall. All the species showed similar tendencies to release the iron, with the highest percentage of particles (40 to 60% released in the first change of water.Minério de ferro particulado sobre quatro macroalgas da Praia de Camburi (Estado do Espírito Santo-Brasil. O presente trabalho determinou a concentração de minério de ferro presente em quatro macroalgas. As espécies testadas ocorrem em um local extremamente contaminado por este particulado, na cidade de Vitória, Estado do Espírito Santo, Brasil. Sob condições naturais, o minério de ferro alcançou um temperatura de até 5,0ºC acima da temperatura da areia em um dia ensolarado.Todas as espécies estudadas apresentavam minério em suas paredes externas. A espécie Udotea cyathiformis apresentou a maior concentração de minério em sua fronde variando de 0,07 a 0,90 g massa úmida, seguida por Lobophora variegata (de 0,07 a 0,62 g massa úmida, Padina gymnospora (de 0,08 a 0,55 g massa úmida e Ulva fasciata (de 0,05 a 0,25 g massa úmida. Mesmo após sucessivas trocas de água, as frondes ainda apresentavam partículas aderidas às suas paredes celulares externas. As espécies apresentaram a mesma tendência de libera

  20. Circulation and suspended particulate matter transport in a tidally dominated estuary: caravelas estuary, Bahia, Brazil

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    Carlos Augusto França Schettini

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The circulation and transport of suspended particulate matter in the Caravelas Estuary are assessed. Nearly-synoptic hourly hydrographic, current (ADCP velocity and volume transport and suspended particulate matter data were collected during a full semidiurnal spring tide, on the two transects Boca do Tomba and Barra Velha and on longitudinal sections at low and high tide. On the first transect the peak ebb currents (-1.5 ms-1 were almost twice as strong as those of the wider and shallow Barra Velha inlet (-0.80 ms-1 and the peak flood currents were 0.75 and 0.60 ms-1, respectively. Due to the strong tidal currents both inlets had weak vertical salinity stratification and were classified with the Stratification-circulation Diagram as Type 2a (partially mixed-weakly stratified and Type 1a (well mixed. Volume transports were very close, ranging from -3,500 to 3,100 m³s-1 at the ebb and flood, respectively, with a residual -630 m³s-1. The concentration of the suspended particulate matter was closely related to the tidal variation and decreased landwards from 50 mg.L-1 at the estuary mouth, to 10 mg.L-1 at distances of 9 and 16 km for the low and high tide experiments, respectively. The total residual SPM transport was out of the estuary at rates of -18 tons per tidal cycle.A circulação e o transporte de material particulado em suspensão no Estuário de Caravelas são pesquisados. Dados quase-sinóticos hidrográficos, de correntes (velocidade e transporte de volume com ADCP e de material particulado em suspensão, foram medidos em intervalos horários durante um ciclo semidiurno de maré de sizígia, em duas seções transversais na Boca do Tomba e na Barra Velha e também em seções longitudinais na baixa-mar e na preamar. Na primeira transversal as correntes máximas de vazante (-1,50 m s-1 foram quase duas vezes mais intensas do que na seção transversal mais larga e rasa Barra Velha, (-0,80 m s-1 e as maiores velocidades das correntes de

  1. The impacts of land use changes in the mercury flux in the Madeira River, Western Amazon

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    Luiz D. Lacerda

    2012-03-01

    concentrações de Hg particulado aumentaram significativamente ao longo da porção média de seu curso, embora em 2002 a concentração de Hg no material particulado fosse menor que aquela verificada em 1997. Uma vez que o Hg particulado representou mais de 90% do total do Hg presente na água, ocorreu um aumento significativo no transporte de Hg total pelo Rio Madeira. Embora o garimpo de ouro tenha praticamente cessado na região, a remobilização de Hg pela conversão de solos florestais para ouros usos é responsável pela manutenção de níveis relativamente elevados de Hg no meio ambiente do Rio Madeira.

  2. Calidad de los combustibles en Colombia

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    Jorge Humberto Arango

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Para conocer el estado actual de los combustibles usados en Colombia y para conocer las necesidades en el marco de los biocombustibles, el Ingeniero Jorge Humberto Arango, gerente de refinados de Ecopetrol, presenta un resumen de la calidad de la gasolina, diesel, biodiesel, y el gas natural, tomando en cuenta aspectos tales como el contenido de azufre, la presencia de aromáticos y la emisión de material particulado. En resumen, se muestra el interesante e importante trabajo de Ecopetrol desde los años 90, relacionado con el cumplimento de los estándares nacionales e internacionales. Por ejemplo, para el caso de diesel, Colombia muestra uno de los contenidos más bajos en azufre con respecto a Latinoamérica, llegando a niveles de 500 ppm para la ciudad de Bogotá. Para el caso de aromáticos en gasolina, Colombia presenta una de las mejores en el mundo en términos de aromáticos, con contenidos de gasolina regular en 20% y en gasolina Premium en 22 %. Por otro lado, la emisión de compuestos azufrados y material particulado no se está reduciendo en la misma proporción que la calidad de los combustibles colombianos, que están siendo mejorados especialmente en parque automotor de trasporte pesado antiguo (mayor de 25 años. / In order to acquire a brief understanding of the state o the fuels in Colombia and then frame the necessities for biofuels, the engineer Jorge Humberto Arango, fuels refining manager at Ecopetrol, displayed a summary regarding the work carried out by Ecopetrol during the last decade to improve the quality of gas, diesel, biodiesel, and natural gas by analyzing aspects such as sulfur and aromatics presence, and particle matter emissions when fueling motors. For example, sulfur concentration for Diesel reaches one of the lowest reported in Latinamerica (500 ppm moreover, the aromatics content in Colombian gasoline projects it as one of the best in world (regular gasoline, 20 % and Premium 22 %. On the other hand, even

  3. Descomposición acuática de hojarasca en la Cuenca Media-Baja del Río Gaira (Magdalena, Colombia: un indicador de estados de conservación

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    Zúñiga-Céspedes Bladimir

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar la relación entre el estado de conservación de la cuenca del río Gaira, Colombia, y el procesamiento acuático de la hojarasca proveniente de la vegetación riparia, se efectuaron dos experimentos de descomposición con hojas de Anacardium excelsum, Pithecellobium longifolium (nativas y Eucalyptus globulus (exótica en las partes media y baja de la cuenca durante el período de altas precipitaciones (septiembre-diciembre, 2004. Se midieron las pérdidas de biomasa del material vegetal, colonización por invertebrados, cambios hidrológicos (variaciones de caudal y cambios en el lecho del río y acumulaciones de material particulado fino. A. excelsum (C. media: k = -0,074 ± 0,005/d., C. baja: k = -0,072 ± 0,005/d y E. globulus (C. media: k = -0,090 ± 0,016/d., C. baja: k = -0,105 ± 0,018/d presentaron una rápida descomposición en comparación con P. longifolium (C. media: k = -0,0057 ± 0,0007/d., C. baja: k = -0,0052 ± 0,0007/d. Las tasas de descomposición se aceleraron después de fuertes fluctuaciones del caudal. La colonización por invertebrados fue pobre (1.076-1.950 individuos, lo cual se relacionó con las fuertes fluctuaciones hidrológicas. La comunidad estuvo constituida básicamente por colectores de depósito (84,3-95,76% y con bajas densidades de trituradores (0,38-5,17%, reforzando la hipótesis de una relación indirecta entre los invertebrados y la descomposición de la hojarasca en los trópicos. Se produjeron acumulaciones de material particulado fino relacionadas con los cambios hidrológicos del sistema. Dado que el proceso de descomposición de hojarasca fue afectado por el régimen de caudales y el transporte de sedimentos, cuya magnitud ha sido modificada por la intervención antrópica, el procesamiento
    acuático de la hojarasca tiene un uso potencial como indicador del estado de conservación de la cuenca del río Gaira.

  4. Estimación de Factores de Emisión de PM10 y PM2.5, en Vías Urbanas en Mexicali, Baja California, México Estimation of PM10 and PM2.5 Emission Factors, in City Roadways of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

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    Lourdes M Meza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es estimar los factores de emisión (FE que permitan valorar la cantidad de material particulado de las vías pavimentadas y no pavimentadas de la ciudad de Mexicali, Baja California, México. Se empleó el modelo AP-42 de la US EPA, bajo un diseño estadístico al azar, correspondiente a 60 sitios de muestreo en un mapa georeferenciado con proyección UTM 11 Norte. Se obtuvieron los valores de carga y porcentaje de sedimento menor a 75 µm en laboratorio, velocidad y número de vehículos, en campo. La estimación de los FE corresponden a 0.92 Kg. PM10/VKT y 0.73 Kg. PM2.5 /VKT en vías pavimentadas y 2.33 Kg. PM10/VKT y 0.58 Kg. PM2.5 /VKT en vías no pavimentadas, respectivamente. El valor de FE propio determina la cantidad de material particulado a suspenderse y la relación de los factores de emisión (PM10 y PM2.5 en ambas vías indica que es necesario hacer mantenimiento y control de flujo de vehículos.The objective of this research was to estimate the emission factors (EF for evaluating the amount of particulate matter from paved and unpaved roads in the city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The model used was AP-42 of the U.S. EPA, under a random statistical design, corresponding to 60 sampling sites in a georeferenced map UTM 11 North projection. Load values were obtained and percent of sediment less than 75 µm in the laboratory, speed and number of vehicles in the field. The estimated FE correspond to 0.92 kg PM10/VKT and 0.73 kg PM2.5 / VKT on paved road and 2.33 kg PM10/VKT and 0.58 kg PM2.5 / VKT on unpaved roads, respectively. The value of FE determines the amount of particulate matter to be suspended and the relation of the emission factors (PM10 and PM2.5 in both roadways indicate that maintenance and control of vehicle flux may be needed.

  5. Descripción de la calidad del aire en el área de influencia del Botadero de Navarro, Cali, Colombia

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    Paola Andrea Filigrana

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el efecto de las emisiones del sitio de disposición final de residuos sólidos en Cali, el Botadero de Navarro (BN, en la calidad del aire de una zona definida como expuesta (3 km y en sentido contrario al viento predominante.Materiales y métodos: La toma de muestras se realizó con equipos semiautomáticos y los procedimientos seguidos obedecieron a lineamientos internacionales aceptados por la legislación ambiental colombiana. El monitoreo se efectuó simultáneamente en la zona expuesta y en la zona control durante tres períodos climatológicos diferentes: uno en verano, otro en invierno y en un período intermedio entre los dos anteriores. Se tomaron muestras durante 10 días en cada período en ambas zonas. Se midió material particulado menor a 10 micras (PM10, dióxido de azufre, metano y los compuestos orgánicos volátiles: benceno, tolueno y xileno.Resultados: Los resultados indican que el metano y el benceno tienen como fuente principal de emisión el BN y son dispersados por acción del viento en la dirección predominante hacia la zona denominada expuesta. Hay evidencia de un gradiente en la concentración de benceno desde el BN (p<0.01. Las concentraciones encontradas en la zona expuesta (mediana=2.92 µg/m3 superaron 48% de las veces el nivel máximo permitido para prevenir afectación en la salud y fueron mayores que en la zona control (mediana=1.54 µg/m3 donde sólo 22% de las veces se superó la norma. El metano presentó también un gradiente con concentraciones más altas en la zona expuesta que en la zona control, y hay evidencia de una mayor concentración de material particulado menor a 5 micras en la zona expuestaConclusiones: Los hallazgos del presente artículo muestra evidencias de efectos ambientales en áreas <3 km del BN. Esta distancia se debe considerar cuando se estén definiendo el perímetro de áreas no habitadas alrededor de sitios municipales de

  6. METABOLIC EFFECTS OF Β-GLUCANS (SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISAE) PER OS ADMINISTRATION IN RATS WITH STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETES.

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    Vieira Lobato, Raquel; De Oliveira Silva, Viviam; Francelino Andrade, Eric; Ribeiro Orlando, Débora; Gilberto Zangeronimo, Márcio; Vicente de Sousa, Raimundo; José Pereira, Luciano

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    Introdución: los beta-glucanos (BG) derivados de tejidos vegetales se ha informado que muestran efectos metabólicos. Por el contrario, esas fibras aisladas de levadura parecen estar más relacionadas con la modulación de la respuesta inmune. Dado que los individuos con diabetes son más susceptibles a la exacerbación de los signos inflamatorios, la ingestión de fibras sí podría conjugar ambos efectos metabólicos e inmunológicos, lo cual sería de gran importancia. Objetivo: el objetivo de este estudio fue investigar los efectos de la ingestión de los BG —Saccharomyses cerevisiae— en el perfil glucémico y la lipoproteína de ratas diabéticas. Metodos: en el diseño de delineación, totalmente precario, fueron utilizadas 24 ratas Wistar macho adultas distribuidas en cuatro grupos, con un modelo factorial 2 x 2 (con y sin diabetes, con y sin BG). La diabetes mellitus fue inducida por la inyección intraperitoneal de un 80 mg/kg de estrepzotocina. Por lo tanto, los animales con glucemia en ayunas de más de 250 mg/dl fueron considerados diabéticos. Cuarenta y ocho horas después de la inducción, las ratas recibieron dosis diarias de 30 mg/kg de BG o solución salina mediante alimentación forzada durante 28 días. Resultados y discusión: los grupos con DM presentó el mayor índice glucémico y menores niveles de péptido C que los grupos de control, además de reducir el aumento de peso y un mayor consumo de la ración, la ingestión de agua y el volumen urinario. Los niveles de colesterol total (CT), LDL-C + VLDL-C, triacilglicéridos plasmáticos (TAG) y alanina aminotransferasa (ALT) también fueron más altos en los animales diabéticos (p animales diabéticos presentaron un aumento de la relación cripta:vellosidades (V:C) en el duodeno, sin interferencia de BG. No se observaron alteraciones en la carcasa entre los grupos. Conclusión: se concluyó que el uso de BG redujo significativamente la glucemia, los niveles de TAG Y ALT, mostrando su

  7. EFFECTS OF OATS ON LIPID PROFILE, INSULIN RESISTANCE AND WEIGHT LOSS.

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    Schuster, Jessica; Benincá, Gabriela; Vitorazzi, Renata; Morelo Dal Bosco, Simone

    2015-11-01

    Introducción: las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa mundial de morbilidad y mortalidad. Esta prevalencia justifica la importancia de los alimentos funcionales que promueven la salud cardiovascular, como el -glucano, presente en la avena, con potenciales efectos hipocolesterolémicos e hipoglucemiantes. Objetivo: evaluar los efectos de una intervención con la harina de avena en los niveles de glucosa en sangre, el índice HOMA-IR, el perfil de lípidos, el peso y el índice de masa corporal (IMC) de los usuarios adultos de un servicio de salud en Río Grande do Sul, Brasil. Métodos: estudio longitudinal, controlado, realizado con personas de 22-60 años de edad, usuarios de un servicio de salud. Los individuos fueron asignados al grupo control (dieta habitual) o grupo Case (dieta habitual + 40 g de avena/día). Al inicio del estudio y después de ocho semanas de seguimiento se evaluaron el peso y la altura, calculado IMC, la sangre recolectada para la medición de glucemia en ayunas, insulina, triglicéridos, colesterol total y colesterol HDL; y se calculó el colesterol LDL y el índice HOMA-IR. Los datos se expresan como media ± desviación estándar y porcentajes. Se aplicaron el test Kolmogorov-Smirnov, la t de Student, el test Mann-Whitney y las pruebas de Wilcoxon. Se adoptó un nivel de significación del 5% (p sangre y HOMA-IR (p < 0,05). El grupo de intervención obtuvo una reducción significativa de todos los indicadores antropométricos y bioquímicos analizados (p < 0,001). Conclusión: los resultados demuestran los efectos beneficiosos de la avena para la salud cardiovascular, mejorando significativamente los perfiles de lípidos y la glu cemia, por lo que constituye un adyuvante potencial en la prevención y tratamiento de los trastornos metabólicos.

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    ... (Aroclors) 1336363 Polycyclic Organic Matter b 1,3-Propane sultone 1120714 beta-Propiolactone 57578... Bromoform 75252 1,3-Butadiene 106990 Carbon disulfide 75150 Carbon tetrachloride 56235 Carbonyl sulfide...-Dichloropropene 542756 Diethanolamine 111422 N,N-Dimethylaniline 121697 Diethyl sulfate 64675...

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    ..., directly or through its operating subsidiary, in an enterprise that engages in the activities of holding...) Definitions. For purposes of this § 5.36: (1) Enterprise means any corporation, limited liability company... CFR 6.4(b)(1). (3) Well managed has the meaning set forth in § 5.34(d)(3). (d) Procedure. (1)...

  13. Evaluación de los niveles de partículas PM10 y dióxido de nitrógeno en la Ciudad de San José, Costa Rica: 2005-2006

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    Full Text Available Se determinó los niveles de material particulado PM10 en dos sitios de la Ciudad de San José (Catedral Metropolitana y Junta de Educación durante un año (setiembre 2005-setiembre 2006, obteniendo como promedio anual 36 ± 8 μg/m3 y 25 ± 7 μg/ m3, respectivamente. En forma adicional, se midió los niveles de sulfatos, nitratos y cloruros para ambos sitios y las medias anuales resultaron no ser significativamente diferentes para ambos sitios, con un nivel de significancia del 5%. En tres de los catorce sitios de medición de la concentración de dióxido de nitrógeno en la ciudad, se presentaron valores superiores a la recomendación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, para un mes de monitoreo. El análisis de componentes principales aplicados a los datos de este gas, muestra que las variaciones en los niveles se deben a fenómenos de larga escala (meteorológicos.

  14. Freshwater sponges (Porifera, Demospongiae in a benthic filter feeding community at the Guanacaste Dry Forest, Costa Rica Esponjas continentais (Porifera, Demospongiae em uma comunidade bêntica filtradora na Floresta Decidual de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available The freshwater sponges Trochospongilla variabilis Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago (1973, Radiospongilla crateriformis (Potts, 1882, Spongilla cenota Penney & Racek (1968 and Corvoheteromeyenia heterosclera (Ezcurra de Drago, 1974 compose with the sphaerid bivalve Eupera cubensis (Prime, 1865 and several Phylactolaemata bryozoans a benthic filter feeding community living in seasonal lentic and lotic habitats with high Particulate Organic Carbon (POC, low conductivity and acid pH within the Costa Rica Dry Forest biome. The sponge specimens gathered led to the re-description of the four species.As esponjas de água doce Trochospongilla variabilis Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago (1973, Radiospongilla crateriformis (Potts, 1882, Spongilla cenota Penney & Racek (1968 e Corvoheteromeyenia heterosclera (Ezcurra de Drago, 1974 compõem, com o bivalve esferídeo Eupera cubensis (Prime, 1865 e diversos briozoários Phylactolaemata, uma comunidade bêntica de filtradores em ambientes sazonais lênticos e lóticos com alto Carbono Orgânico Particulado (POC, baixa condutividade e pH ácido no bioma da Floresta Decidual da Costa Rica. Os espécimes de esponjas coligidos conduziram à redescrição das quatro espécies.

  15. FIELD STUDY OF EXPERIMENTAL ANTIFOULING PAINT FORMULATIONS

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    FRANKLIN JARAMILLO ISAZA

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de la evaluación en campo de varias pinturas anti-incrustantes desarrolladas experimentalmente, luego de ser expuestas por 471 días a condiciones naturales de agua de mar en el Caribe. El lugar de exposición fue seleccionado con el fin de obtener condiciones ambientales severas, para este propósito se sumergieron paneles estáticos en agua con alta actividad biológica. Se usaron tres diferentes plastificantes y diferentes relaciones plastificante/ligante, para finalmente obtener 22 diferentes formulaciones que fueron clasificadas en tres diferentes grupos de acuerdo a la velocidad de liberación del biocida. Para efectos de comparación, se emplearon tres productos comerciales. Algunas de las formulaciones desarrolladas mostraron igual o mejor desempeño que los productos comerciales. Los mejores resultados se encontraron cuando se usó caucho clorado como plastificante. Finalmente se encontró que las condiciones físico-químicas del agua tienen un efecto significativo en la eficiencia biocida de las pinturas, particularmente la presencia de material particulado y el contenido de oxígeno.

  16. Determinación de los niveles de particulas pm10 y dióxido de nitrógeno en la Ciudad de Heredia, Costa Rica: año 2005-2006

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    Jorge Herrera-Murillo

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    Full Text Available Se determinó los niveles de material particulado PM10 en dos sitios de la Ciudadde Heredia (Rectoría de la Universidad Nacional y Plazoleta del Fortín de marzo a agosto del 2006, obteniendo como promedio 48 ± 8 y 31 ± 8 μg/m3, respectivamente.En forma adicional, se midió los niveles de sulfatos, nitratos y cloruros para ambos sitios y las medias anuales resultaron no ser significativamente diferentes para ambos, con un nivel de significancia del 5%.En uno de los diez sitios de medición de la concentración de dióxido de nitrógeno en la ciudad, se presentaron valores superiores a la recomendación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para un mes de monitoreo. El análisis de componentesprincipales aplicados a los datos de este gas, muestra que las variaciones en losniveles se deben a fenómenos de larga escala (meteorológicos.

  17. Analisis morfológico de anfíbioles en menas de talco de la provincia de Mendoza

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    Leticia Lescano

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    Full Text Available Si bien existen antecedentes de estudios realizados en los yacimientos de talco del distrito minero Salamanca en la provincia de Mendoza, en su mayoría están relacionados con la génesis, estructura y emplazamiento geológico. En varios de ellos se menciona la presencia de serpentina y anfíboles, en las rocas de caja y en las menas. Estos últimos fueron determinados por sus características mineralógicas y propiedades ópticas, pero no han sido evaluados desde el punto de vista de su influencia en los pasivos ambientales de las escombreras, considerando principalmente la dispersión en el ambiente exógeno. Durante años la minería de talco en la provincia de Mendoza fue muy importante, realizada principalmente en forma subterránea. El personal estuvo expuesto al polvo generado durante la explotación, constituido por material particulado, parte de él de morfología asbestiforme. El objeto del presente trabajo es estudiar la morfología de los anfíboles del distrito minero Salamanca y la influencia de su degradación por procesos exógenos naturales y/o por los tratamientos en planta. Se evalúa desde el punto de vista del riesgo que representan para la salud humana.

  18. QUALIDADE DO AR – PARÂMETROS DE CONTROLE E EFEITOS NA SAÚDE HUMANA: UMA BREVE REVISÃO

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    Antônio Hermeson Castro

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    Full Text Available Estudos relacionados à poluição atmosférica e a qualidade do ar crescem a cada ano. Em geral as pesquisas desenvolvidas envolvem o conhecimento sobre os componentes nocivos a saúde presentes no meio ambiente. De acordo com a legislação brasileira os poluentes de maior importância monitorados são representados pelo monóxido de carbono (CO, os óxidos de nitrogênio (NOx, o dióxido de enxofre (SO2, o ozônio (O3, a fumaça e os materiais particulados: partículas inaláveis (PM10 e PM2,5 e partículas totais em suspensão (PTS. Outras substâncias como os compostos orgânicos BTEX (benzeno, tolueno, etilbenzeno e xilenos também foram investigados devido à elevada abundancia em atmosferas urbanas. Em particular, este artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre os principais poluentes atmosféricos, fontes de emissão, ocorrência, legislação e efeitos sobre a saúde humana.

  19. PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF A HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINE FUELLED WITH PALM OIL BIODIESEL AND PREMIUM DIESEL

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    HELMER ACEVEDO

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    Full Text Available Biodiesel es promocionado como combustible alternativo para sustituir combustibles de origen fósil y reducir emisiones de carbono. Algunos estudios han sido llevados a cabo para estudiar las emisiones de vehículos diesel de baja potencia. Sin embargo, las emisiones sólidas y gaseosas emitidas por vehículos de trabajo operados con biodiesel de palma africana y diesel de bajo contenido de azufre (~ 15 ppm han sido poco estudiadas. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el desempeño y emisiones de un motor Diesel Cummins, 4 tiempos, 9.5 litros, 6 cilindros con sistema de inyección "common rail", y sistema de recirculación de gases. El motor desarrolló una menor potencia (10 % cuando fue operado con biodiesel de palma africana. El motor cumplió con la norma ambiental 2004 cuando fue operado con combustible diesel, sin embargo, con biodiesel de palma africana las emisiones de material particulado y los óxidos de nitrógeno estuvieron fuera de norma.

  20. Atmospheric corrosivity in Bogota as a very high-altitude metropolis questions international standards

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    John Fredy Ríos-Rojas

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    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados del primer estudio sistemático sobre la corrosividad atmosférica de Bogotá, donde se tienen características especiales como una población superior a ocho millones de personas y 2600 m sobre el nivel del mar. Se midieron humedad relativa, temperatura, concentración de dióxido de azufre (SO2 y velocidad de corrosión de acero al carbono AISI/SAE 1006. La corrosividad encontrada se ubica entre los niveles bajo y medio, C2–C3, según la norma ISO 9223. No obstante, los valores estimados a partir de los parámetros meteorológicos dan resultados menores y, de acuerdo a la concentración del SO2, las corrosividades en los sitios con mayor humedad relativa son mayores que las medidas en platinas de acero. El principal problema de contaminación es material particulado, pero las mayores tasas de corrosión estuvieron asociadas con los niveles de SO2. Diferencias entre los valores medidos y estimados son evidentes, proponiendo algunas explicaciones acerca de ello.

  1. UNA REVISIÓN ACERCA DE LA DINAMICA DE FLUIDOS COMPUTACIONALES (CFD EN INSTALACIONES AVÍCOLAS

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    JAIRO ALEXANDER OSORIO SARAZ

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    Full Text Available La agroindustria avícola moderna está siendo sometida a rigurosos requisitos internacionales para garantizar el bienestar de los animales y de las personas, al mismo tiempo está buscando una constante mejoría en la producción y competitividad. Para ello, las instalaciones de producción de pollos de engorde deben ser diseñadas de tal manera que ofrezcan las mejores condiciones de confort térmico animal tanto en invierno como en verano. En este sentido, el modelaje computacional se ha constituido en una herramienta interesante en la definición y entendimiento de proyectos de sistemas de acondicionamiento de ambientes compatibles con la avicultura industrial de países como el Brasil. El objetivo de este estudio es dar a conocer el estado del arte de la aplicabilidad de CFD en el acondicionamiento térmico de las instalaciones para pollos de engorde y sus limitaciones actuales. Se parte del supuesto de que a partir de los modelos con CFD se pueden generar conocimientos de las distribuciones de velocidad, temperatura del aire, gases y material particulado, cuando las instalaciones presentan ventilación natural, ventilación mecánica y sistemas de enfriamiento adiabáticos evaporativos.

  2. Excited bottom and bottom-strange mesons in the quark model

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    Lü, Qi-Fang; Pan, Ting-Ting; Wang, Yan-Yan; Wang, En; Li, De-Min

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    In order to understand the possible q q ¯ quark-model assignments of the BJ(5840 ) and BJ(5960 ) recently reported by the LHCb Collaboration, we evaluate mass spectra, strong decays, and radiative decays of bottom and bottom-strange mesons in a nonrelativistic quark model. Comparing these predictions with the relevant experimental results, we suggest that the BJ(5840 ) and BJ(5960 ) can be identified as the B (2 1S0) and B (1 3D3) , respectively, and the B (5970 ) reported by the CDF Collaboration can be interpreted as the B (2 3S1) or B (1 3D3) . Further precise measurements of the width, spin and decay modes of the B (5970 ) are needed to distinguish these two assignments. These predictions of bottom and bottom-strange mesons can provide useful information to further experimental investigations.

  3. CYP1B1 genotype and risk of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and cancer in 50,000 individuals

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    associate with risk of myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic heart disease (IHD), ischemic cerebrovascular disease (ICVD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer overall, tobacco-related cancer, and female cancer, possibly dependent on tobacco exposure. METHOD: We genotyped 10 391 adults from....... RESULTS: In the Copenhagen City Heart Study, hazard ratio for MI among never smokers was 1.9 (95% confidence interval: 1.2-3.2) for CYP1B1*3 GG (19%) versus CC (32%). These findings were, however, not confirmed when retested in CGPS and Copenhagen Ischemic Heart Disease Study. For tobacco-related cancer...... association with either endpoint, overall or according to smoking status. CONCLUSION: CYP1B1*3 and CYP1B1*4 genotypes did not associate with the risk of MI, IHD, ICVD, COPD, cancer overall, tobacco-related cancer, or female cancer Udgivelsesdato: 2009/9...

  4. Excited bottom and bottom-strange mesons in the quark model

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    In order to understand the possible $q\\bar{q}$ quark-model assignments of the $B_J(5840)$ and $B_J(5960)$ recently reported by the LHCb Collaboration, we evaluate mass spectra, strong decays, and radiative decays of bottom and bottom-strange mesons in a nonrelativistic quark model. Comparing these predictions with the relevant experimental results, we suggest that the $B_J(5840)$ and $B_J(5960)$ can be identified as $B(2^1S_0)$ and $B(1^3D_3)$, respectively, and the $B(5970)$ reported by the CDF Collaboration can be interpreted as $B(2^3S_1)$ or $B(1^3D_3)$. Further precise measurements of the width, spin and decay modes of the $B(5970)$ are needed to distinguish these two assignments. These predictions of bottom and bottom-strange mesons can provide useful information to further experimental investigations.

  5. SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL BICYCLIC AND TRICYCLIC THIAZOLE AND IMIDAZOLE CONTAINING 2-AMINOPROPIONIC ACIDS Synthese von neuartigen bicyclischen und tricyclischen THIAZOLE und Imidazol MIT 2-Aminopropionsäuren

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    Tatjana Beresneva, Edgars Abele

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    Full Text Available Synthesis of four novel bicyclic and tricyclic amino acids (2-amino-3-benzo[4,5]imidazo[2,1- b]thiazol-3-ylpropionic acid, 2-amino-3-benzo[d]imidazo[2,1-b]thiazol-2-ylpropionic acid, 2- amino-3-thiazolo[3,2-b][1,2,4]triazol-6-ylpropionic acid, 2-amino-3-(2- methylsulfanylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazol-6-ylpropionic acid were carried out.

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    ... OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS §§ 1910.901-1910.999 Subject Index for 29 CFR Part 1910—Occupational... .104(b)(10)(ii) Containers .104(b)(4), (6) Gaseous .104(b)(4)(iii) Liquid .104(b)(4)(ii) Dikes .104(b...) Weight .217(d)(6) Diesel Powered Trucks .178(b)(1)-(3) Dikes: Bulk Oxygen Systems .104(b)(2)(v)...

  7. Effect of 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine on the P16 tumor suppressor gene in hepatocellular carcinoma cell line HepG2

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    @@ INTRODUCTIONHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the mostcommon human malignancies worldwide[1,2], and isclosely associated with infection of HBV and HCVand contamination of aflatoxin B1[3-6]. Althoughthe molecular mechanisms of hepatocarcinogenesisremain poorly understood, an increasing number ofgenetic abnormalities have been recognized[7-10],for example, the p16 gene[11,12] the p53gene[13-18], the E-cadherin gene[19], and the c-mycgene[20].

  8. Current status of 1.3{micro}m fiber amplifiers: Device and system issues

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    Wyatt, R.; Whitley, T.; Fleming, S.; Szebesta, D.; Williams, J.R.; Davey, S.T. [BT Labs., Ipswich (United Kingdom). Network Research Div.

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    The authors review the current status of the praseodymium doped fluoride fiber amplifier (PDFFA), the preferred fiber amplifier at 1.3{micro} mm. Small-signal gains of 30dB are achievable, together with output powers of 200mW, and a noise figure of 4--7dB. 1.3{micro}m transmission offers the advantage of operating near the zero dispersion wavelength of standard telecommunications fiber, allowing high speed links with simple transmitters.

  9. 12 CFR 702.105 - Weighted-average life of investments.

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    ..., as defined in 17 CFR 270.2a-7, and collective investment funds operated in accordance with short-term investment fund rules set forth in 12 CFR 9.18(b)(4)(ii)(B)(1)-(3), the weighted-average life is defined as...-in capital and membership capital in corporate credit unions, as defined in 12 CFR 704.2,...

  10. Pengaruh Pemberian Bahan Organik Terhadap Penyakit Pada Beberapa Varietas Tanaman Jagung (Zea Mays L) Di Lapangan

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    SINDA MAROGANDA SARAGI “ Pengaruh Pemberian Bahan Organik terhadap penyakit pada beberapa varietas tanaman jagung ( zea mays L. ) di lapangan” Penelitian ini dilaksanakan di Lahan Pertanian Kampung Susuk dengan ketinggian tempat ± 25 m diatas permukaan laut. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode Rancangan Acak Kelompok (RAK) faktorial yang terdiri dari 2 faktor perlakuan dan 3 ulangan. Faktor 1 perlakuan dengan memberikan Bahan Organik yaitu B0 = tanpa bahan organik, B1 = 3 kg bahan organik ...

  11. Translational control of maskin mRNA by its 3' untranslated region

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    Meijer, Hedda A.; Radford, Helois E.; Wilson, Lolita S.; Lissenden, Sarah; de Moor, Cornelia H.

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    Background information. Maskin is a member of the acidic transforming coiled-coil (TACC) domain proteins found in Xenopus leavis oocytes and embryos. It is implicated in the coordination of the spindle and has been reported to mediate translational repression of cyclin B1 mRNA. Results We report here that maskin mRNA is translationally repressed at the level of initiation in stage 4 oocytes and becomes activated in stage 6 oocytes. The translational repression of maskin mRNA correlates with the presence of a short poly(A) tail on this mRNA in stage 4 oocytes. The 3' UTR of maskin can confer the translational regulation to a reporter mRNA, and so can the 3' UTR of human TACC3. A conserved GUCU repeat element was found to repress translation in both stage 4 and stage 6 oocytes, but deletion of this element did not abrogate repression in stage 4 oocytes. UV crosslinking experiments indicated that overlapping sets of proteins bind efficiently to both the maskin and the cyclin B1 3' UTRs. As previously reported, CPEB binds to the cyclin B1 3' UTR, but its binding to the maskin 3' UTR is minimal. By RNA affinity chromatography and mass spectrometry, we identified the embryonic deadenylation element binding protein (EDEN-BP) as one of the proteins binding to both the maskin and the cyclin B1 3' UTRs. Conclusion Maskin mRNA is translationally regulated by at least two repressor elements and an activation element. One of the repessor elements is the evolutionarily conserved GUCU repeat. EDEN-BP binds to both the maskin and cyclin B1 3' UTRs, indicating it may be involved in the deadenylation of these mRNAs. PMID:17241108

  12. Measurement of the $\\chi_b(3P)$ mass and of the relative rate of $\\chi_{b1}(1P)$ and $\\chi_{b2}(1P)$ production

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    The production of $\\chi_b$ mesons in proton-proton collisions is studied using a data sample collected by the LHCb detector, at centre-of-mass energies of $\\sqrt{s}=7$ and $8$ TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{-1}$. The $\\chi_b$ mesons are identified through their decays to $\\Upsilon(1S)\\gamma$ and $\\Upsilon(2S)\\gamma$ using photons that converted to $e^+e^-$ pairs in the detector. The $\\chi_b(3P)$ meson mass, and the relative prompt production rate of $\\chi_{b1}(1P)$ and $\\chi_{b2}(1P)$ mesons as a function of the $\\Upsilon(1S)$ transverse momentum in the $\\chi_b$ rapidity range 2.0< $y$<4.5, are measured. Assuming a mass splitting between the $\\chi_{b1}(3P)$ and the $\\chi_{b2}(3P)$ states of 10.5 MeV/$c^2$, the mass of the $\\chi_{b1}(3P)$ meson is \\begin{equation*} m(\\chi_{b1}(3P))= 10515.7^{+2.2}_{-3.9}(stat) ^{+1.5}_{-2.1}(syst) MeV/c^2. \\end{equation*}

  13. Characterisation of solvent extractable organic constituents in atmospheric particulate matter: an overview

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    Célia A. Alves

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available In spite of accounting for 10-70% of the atmospheric aerosol mass, particulate-phase organic compounds are not well characterised, and many aspects of aerosol formation and evolution are still unknown. The growing awareness of the impact of particulate aerosols on climate, and the incompletely recognised but serious effects of anthropogenic constituents on air quality and human health, have conducted to several scientific studies. These investigations have provided information about the behaviour of atmospheric particulate matter and the description of the character of its carbonaceous content. The compilation of such results is important as they append to the emergent global-wide dataset of the organic composition of atmospheric aerosols. The contribution of the major emission sources to regional particulate pollution can be diagnosed by using specific molecular markers. This overview is mainly focused on results obtained with gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, since it is the analytical method of choice in elucidating the solvent-extractable organic compounds in atmospheric particulate matter. A synopsis of the selection of organic tracers and the application of geochemical parameters to the analysis of organic constituents as a tool for source apportionment is shown here. Besides the assessment of current knowledge, this paper also presents the identification of further areas of concern.Apesar de constituirem 10-70% da massa do aerosol atmosférico, a caracterização dos compostos orgânicos particulados permanece ainda deficitária e vários aspectos relativos à formação e evolução do aerossol são ainda desconhecidos. A crescente preocupação com o impacto do aerosol particulado no clima e os reconhecidos efeitos dos constituintes antropogênicos na qualidade do ar e na saúde humana têm motivado a realização de numerosos estudos. Estas investigações têm fornecido informações relevantes sobre o comportamento

  14. Estudio de flujos verticales de carbono y nitrógeno en ambientes acuáticos controlados en la bahía de Knebel, Dinamarca utilizando isótopos estables de nitrógeno y carbono (15N y 13C A study of the vertical flow of carbon and nitrogen in controlled aquatic environments at the Knebel Bay, Denmark, with the use of the stable isotopes of nitrogen and carbon (15N y 13C

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    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se utilizaron isótopos estables como trazadores para caracterizar y cuantificar el flujo vertical de carbono y nitrógeno. Los experimentos se llevaron a cabo en la bahía de Knebel, Dinamarca (56 08' N, 10 11' E, en dos ambientes acuáticos controlados tipo mesocosmos. La adición de nutrientes inorgánicos estimuló el afloramiento del flagelado no-tóxico Prorocentrum minimum, determinando un comportamiento similar en las mediciones de clorofila a (Clo-a, nitrógeno orgánico particulado (NOP y carbono orgánico particulado (COP en ambos mesocosmos. Bajo condiciones no limitantes de nutrientes inorgánicos existió una baja discriminación isotópica resultando en bajos valores de delta13C en el COP en suspensión y sedimentado. El desfase entre los máximos de NOP, Clo-a y COP así como la rápida asimilación del nitrato adicionado en menos de tres días y una razón C/N variable indican que P. minimum posee una gran habilidad para asimilar nitrógeno inorgánico. La razón C/N alcanzó un mínimo al inicio del experimento, para luego aumentar una vez agotado el nitrato de la columna de agua. El nitrógeno nuevo sedimentado alcanzó un 10 a 11 % del total originalmente adicionado a la columna de agua en la forma de nitrato, sin que se observara una sedimentación masiva de P. minimum durante los días de duración de este experimentoStable isotopes were used as tracers to characterize and quantify the downward flux of carbon and nitrogen. The experiments were conducted in Knebel bay, Denmark (56 08' N, 10 11' E, in two controlled aquatic environments (mesocosm type. The addition of inorganic nutrients to the mesocosms stimulated a bloom of the non-toxic flagellate Prorocentrum minimum. A similar pattern in the concentration of chlorophyll a (Chl-a, particulate organic nitrogen (PON and particulate organic carbon (POC was observed in both mesocosms. The elevated nutrient conditions resulted in low isotopic discrimination

  15. Poluição da queima de cana e sintomas respiratórios em escolares de Monte Aprazível, SP Polución de la quema de caña y síntomas respiratorios en escolares de Monte Aprazível, Sureste de Brasil Sugar cane burning pollution and respiratory symptoms in schoolchildren in Monte Aprazível, Southeastern Brazil

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    Denise Riguera

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de sintomas respiratórios e analisar fatores associados, bem como medidas de pico de fluxo expiratório em escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo transversal com escolares de dez a 14 anos de Monte Aprazível, SP. Foram aplicados questionários sobre sintomas de asma e de rinite do protocolo International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, questões sociodemográficas, fatores predisponentes e antecedentes pessoais e familiares. Foram realizadas medidas repetidas do pico de fluxo expiratório nas crianças e dos níveis de concentração de material particulado (MP2,5 e de black carbon. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de sintomas de asma foi de 11% e de 33,2% de rinite; 10,6% apresentaram mais de quatro crises de sibilos nos últimos 12 meses. Antecedentes familiares para bronquite e rinite associaram-se à presença de asma (p = 0,002 e p OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de síntomas respiratorios y analizar factores asociados, así como medidas de pico de flujo expiratorio en escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo transversal con escolares de diez a 14 años de Monte Aprazível, Sureste de Brasil. Se aplicaron cuestionarios sobre síntomas de asma y de rinitis del protocolo International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, preguntas sociodemográficas, factores predisponentes y antecedentes personales y familiares. Se realizaron medidas repetidas del pico de flujo expiratorio en los niños y de los niveles de concentración de material particulado (MP2,5 y de black carbon. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de síntomas de asma fue de 11% y de 33,2% de rinitis, 10,6% presentaron más de cuatro crisis de silbidos en los últimos 12 meses. Antecedentes familiares para bronquitis y rinitis se asociaron a la presencia de asma (p=0,002 y pOBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and to analyze associated factors as well as peak expiratory flow measurements in schoolchildren. METHODS: This

  16. Spatial changes in the water quality of Itajaí-Açú Fluvial-Estuarine System, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Jurandir Pereira-Filho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This study was carried out with the aim of evaluating the spatial variation of the water quality in the Itajaí-Açú River estuary. Seven stations along the estuary were monitored on a weekly basis, from October 2003 to December 2004, plus two stations in tributaries (Itajaí-Mirim River, the main tributary, and one reference station. This monitoring included measurements of salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, nutrients(NH+4,NO3-2,NO-3,PO3-4,H4SiO4 Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD, total phosphorous and dissolved organic phosphorus (TP and DOP, particulate organic carbon (POC, suspended particulate matter (SPM and chlorophyll-a (Cla. Multivariate analyses demonstrated the compartmentalization of the system based on the deterioration in water quality and marine influence. Urban development was the main factor responsible for the spatial variation of the monitored variables, resulting in increases in the indicators for organic matter and a progressive decrease in O2. Despite the effect of dilution by marine influence, there was an increase in ammonium, attributed to the influence of the municipal districts of Itajaí and Navegantes, close to the river mouth.Esse estudo foi realizado com o intuito de avaliar a variação espacial da qualidade de água no Estuário do Rio Itajaí-Açú. Sete estações ao longo do estuário foram monitoradas semanalmente, de outubro de 2003 a dezembro de 2004, além de duas outras estações em tributários (o Rio Itajaí-Mirim, principal tributário e uma estação de referência. Esse monitoramento incluiu medidas de salinidade, pH, oxigênio dissolvido, temperatura, nutrientes (NH+4,NO3-2,NO-3,PO3-4,H4SiO4, demanda bioquímica de oxigênio (DBO, fósforo total e fósforo orgânico dissolvido (PT e POD, carbono orgânico particulado (COP, material particulado em suspensão (MPS e clorofila-a. Análises multivariadas demonstraram a compartimentação do sistema em função da deterioração da influ

  17. ESTUDIO DE SERIES TEMPORALES DE CONTAMINACIÓN AMBIENTAL MEDIANTE TÉCNICAS DE REDES NEURONALES ARTIFICIALES TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF ATMOSPHERE POLLUTION DATA USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS TECHNIQUES

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    Giovanni Salini Calderón

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se diseñó una red neuronal artificial (RNA para hacer predicciones de valores de concentraciones horarias de material particulado fino en la atmósfera. El estudio está basado en los datos de tres años de series de tiempo de pm2.5 (material particulado suspendido de 2,5 micrones de diámetro, obtenidos en una estación céntrica de la Red MACAM de la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, entre los años 1994 y 1996. Para obtener el espaciamiento óptimo de los datos, así como el número de datos hacia atrás necesarios para pronosticar el valor futuro, se aplicaron dos test estándar usados en estudio de sistemas dinámicos, como Información Mutua promedio (AMI y Falsos Vecinos más Cercanos (FNN. De esta manera se encontró que lo más conveniente era considerar como entrada los datos de PM2.5 cada seis horas durante un día (cuatro datos, y en base a ellos predecir el dato siguiente. Una vez fijo el número de variables de entrada y elegida la variable a pronosticar, se diseñó un modelo predictivo basado en la técnica de RNA. El tipo de modelo de RNA usado fue uno de multicapas, alimentado hacia adelante y entrenado mediante la técnica de propagación hacia atrás. Se probaron redes sin capa oculta y con una y dos capas ocultas. El mejor modelo resultó ser con una capa oculta, a diferencia de lo obtenido en trabajo anterior que reportaba que la red sin capa oculta era más eficiente. Los resultados fueron más precisos que los obtenidos con un modelo de persistencia (el valor en seis horas más será el mismo que el actual.An artificial neural network for the forecasting of concentrations of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere was designed. The data set analyzed corresponds to three years of pm2.5 time series (particulate matter in suspension with aerodynamic diameter less than 2,5 microns, measured in a station that belongs to Santiago's monitoring network (Red MACAM and is located near downtown. We consider measurements of

  18. Evaluation of different immunization protocols with P. brasiliensis antigens in Guinea pigs Avaliação de diferentes protocolos de imunização em cobaias utilizando antígenos de P. brasiliensis

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    Amélia Kamegasawa

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to develop an efficient and reproducible protocol of immunization of guinea pigs with P. brasiliensis antigens as an animal model for future studies of protective immunity mechanisms. We tested three different antigens (particulate, soluble and combined and six protocols in the presence and absence of Freund's complete adjuvant and with different numbers of immunizing doses and variable lenght of time between the last immunizing dose and challenge. The efficacy of the immunizing protocol was evaluated by measuring the humoral and cellular anti-P. brasiliensis immune response of the animals, using immuno-diffusion, skin test and macrophage migration inhibition test. It was observed that: 1. Three immunizing doses of the antigens induced a more marked response than two doses; 2. The highest immune response was obtained with the use of Freund's complete adjuvant; 3. Animals challenged a long time (week 6 after the last immunizing dose showed good anti-P. brasiliensis immune response; 4. The particulate antigen induced the lowest immune response. The soluble and the combined antigens were equally efficient in raising good humoral and cellular anti-P. brasiliensis immune responseO objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver protocolo eficiente e reprodutível de imunização em cobaias com antígenos de P. brasiliensis, visando a obtenção de modelo experimental para futuros estudos de mecanismos de proteção imunológica. Testaram-se três diferentes antígenos (particulado, solúvel e composto e seis protocolos nos quais foram avaliadas as influências dos seguintes fatores: presença ou ausência de adjuvante completo de Freund, número de doses imunizantes e intervalo de tempo entre a última dose imunizante e o desafio. A eficiência do protocolo de imunização foi estudada pela avaliação da resposta imune celular e humoral anti-P. brasiliensis, utilizando teste cutâneo e teste de inibição da migra

  19. Rolado de fachinales y calidad de suelos en el Chaco occidental, Argentina Roller-chopping of shrub-thickets and soil quality in the western Chaco, Argentina

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    Analía Anriquez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En la región chaqueña occidental la sustentabilidad de establecimientos ganaderos es reducida, debido a la existencia de grandes áreas dominadas por arbustos de los géneros Acacia, Celtis y Prosopis (´fachinales´ que generan baja capacidad receptiva y escasa accesibilidad del ganado. Con el propósito de controlar estas especies improductivas y aumentar la oferta forrajera en dichas áreas, se utilizan comúnmente prácticas agronómicas como por ejemplo el rolado, que generalmente es acompañado por siembra de pasturas y/o fuego prescrito. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de estas prácticas sobre algunos indicadores de calidad de suelo, tales como densidad aparente, carbono orgánico total, carbono orgánico particulado, respiración edáfica, carbono de la biomasa microbiana, actividad deshidrogenasa, en tres sitios característicos de la región: Alto, Media Loma y Bajo. Los tratamientos aplicados fueron rolado, rolado con siembra de Panicum maximum cv. trichoglume cv green panic, y rolado seguido por fuego prescrito. La densidad aparente, el carbono orgánico total, el carbono orgánico particulado y el carbono de la biomasa microbiana no fueron alterados por los tratamientos. Una mayor actividad deshidrogenasa se observó en el sitio Bajo, independientemente de los tratamientos y probablemente debido a un mayor contenido de agua del suelo. La respiración edáfica aumentó en el sitio Alto en todos los tratamientos, probablemente debido a la modificación de la actividad microbiana del suelo, atribuible al estímulo producido por los exudados radiculares del green panic y de las herbáceas nativas que aparecieron después de los tratamientos. En general, los indicadores de calidad de suelo no fueron afectados significativamente por los tratamientos usados, hecho atribuible a la baja intensidad de aplicación del rolado y de las prácticas asociadas (siembra de pasturas y fuegos prescriptos. No obstante, hubo un efecto

  20. Aumento de matéria orgânica num latossolo bruno em plantio direto

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    Costa Falberni de Souza

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O aumento do estoque de matéria orgânica do solo em sistemas conservacionistas de manejo é dependente do tipo de solo e das condições climáticas, e tem reflexos na qualidade física do solo. Neste estudo, avaliou-se um experimento de longa duração (21 anos quanto ao efeito do sistema plantio direto (PD sobre os estoques de carbono orgânico total (COT e particulado (COP, >53mm, bem como a sua relação com a estabilidade de agregados de um Latossolo Bruno, em Guarapuava, PR. O solo em PD apresentou taxa de incremento de 0,15Mg ha-1 ano-1 de COT e 0,06Mg ha-1 ano-1 de COP na camada de 0-20cm, as quais foram calculadas em comparação aos estoques de carbono orgânico do solo em preparo convencional. As baixas taxas de incremento nos estoques de carbono orgânico possivelmente estejam relacionadas à alta estabilidade física da matéria orgânica neste solo argiloso e com mineralogia predominantemente gibsítica. O diâmetro médio geométrico (DMG dos agregados de solo variou de 1,6 a 3,7mm e foi positiva e linearmente relacionado com os teores de COT e COP, o que reforça a importância da matéria orgânica na qualidade física de Latossolos subtropicais.

  1. Niveles de metales pesados en el ambiente y su exposición en la población luego de cinco años de exploración minera en Las Bambas, Perú 2010

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    Jonh Astete

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar las concentraciones de material particulado (PM10 y metales pesados en el ambiente, así como en población aledaña al proyecto Las Bambas luego de cinco años de exploración minera. Materiales y métodos. Estudio comparativo de corte transversal realizado en tres distritos del área de influencia del proyecto Las Bambas en la región Apurímac, Perú. Se obtuvo muestras de agua, aire y suelo para determinar las concentraciones de PM10 y metales pesados. Se tomó muestras de sangre y orina a 310 pobladores para evaluar niveles de plomo, cadmio, arsénico y mercurio. Los resultados se compararon con los obtenidos el año 2005. Resultados. Concentraciones ambientales de PM10 y metales pesados no sobrepasaron los valores referenciales establecidos. La calidad de agua de consumo y suelo no se encuentra alterada. Para el año 2010 comparado con los valores hallados el 2005, los niveles promedio de cadmio y mercurio en orina se incrementaron significativamente en la población del distrito de Chalhuahuacho (2,4 + 0,8 y 2,6 + 0,4, el Progreso (2,6 + 1,1 y 2,9 + 1,3 y Haquira (3,2 + 1,2 y 2,6 + 0,9. Los valores de cadmio superaron los límites permisibles. Conclusiones. Luego de cinco años de actividad de exploración minera, no se han visto afectadas las características ambientales de la zonas de influencia del proyecto minero Las Bambas, sin embargo, se observan cambios en los niveles de cadmio en orina y en el porcentaje de personas que lo presentan.

  2. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE DO AR PELA MUDANÇA DA MATRIZ ENERGÉTICA EM USINA TERMOELÉTRICA: ÓLEO PARA MISTURA ÓLEO-GÁS NATURAL

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    Fernando Pêgas da Silva

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available O petróleo ainda é a mais importante fonte de energia até o presente momento; porém, por razões ambientais as usinas térmicas a óleo diesel no Estado do Amazonas estão sendo convertidas ao gás natural, com o fortalecimento do processo marcado pela presença e intensificação das empresas na Zona Franca de Manaus e crescimento demográfico da Região Metropolitana de Manaus. A partir deste cenário que impacta diretamente a qualidade do ar, buscou-se caracterizar as mudanças dos índices dos efluentes gasosos quando da alteração da matriz energética de óleo combustível para gás natural na usina Companhia Energética Manauara (UTE Manauara – Manaus/AM. A metodologia utilizada empregou os dados (de 2007 a 2013 resultantes do monitoramento de emissões gasosas (NO2, SO2, material particulado e qualidade do ar (partículas totais em suspensão, NO2, SO2, CO, O3,fumaça. A partir destes observou-se que os parâmetros analisados apresentaram no geral um comportamento positivo à mudança de combustível, diferenciado apenas para o NO2. Havendo necessidade de adequação da legislação ambiental para o estabelecimento de limites precisos para a mistura óleo-gás natural, segundo critérios de qualidade para a região Amazônica.

  3. Análise de regressão múltipla das concentrações de PM10 em função de elementos meteorológicos para Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2005 e 2006 - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v33i1.9627

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    Angela Radünz Lazzari

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O ar é um meio eficiente de dispersão de poluentes atmosféricos e seu comportamento depende dos movimentos atmosféricos que ocorrem na troposfera. Em Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, há um grande tráfego diário e uma concentração de indústrias que podem ser responsáveis por emissões atmosféricas. Neste trabalho, estudou-se o comportamento das concentrações diárias de material particulado (PM10 desta cidade, considerando a influência dos elementos meteorológicos. A análise dos dados foi realizada a partir de estatísticas descritivas, correlação linear e regressão múltipla. Os dados foram fornecidos pela Fundação Estadual de Proteção Ambiental Henrique Luiz Roessler - RS (FEPAM e pelo Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET. A partir das análises pôde-se verificar que: as concentrações do PM10, medidos diariamente às 16h, não ultrapassaram os padrões nacionais de qualidade do ar; os elementos meteorológicos que influenciam nas concentrações do PM10 foram: a velocidade média diária do vento e a radiação média diária com relações negativas; as temperaturas médias diárias do ar e as direções, norte e noroeste, do vento, com relações positivas. As direções do vento que contribuem significativamente para diminuir as concentrações nos locais medidos são Leste e Sudeste.

  4. Evaluación ecotoxicológica de sedimentos en una zona del Río Uruguay, con puntos finales indicadores de toxicidad aguda, sub-letal, crónica, reproductiva y teratogénica

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    Diana Míguez Carames

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue caracterizar la toxicidad de los sedimentos de una zona del Río Uruguay, aplicando una batería de bioensayos. Las muestras provinieron de: una zona de influencia de descargas domésticas y efluentes de una planta de celulosa (Fray Bentos, una ciudad turística aguas abajo (Las Cañas y otra aguas arriba (Nuevo Berlín, sin influencia directa de dichos vertidos. Los bioensayos aplicados en elutriados fueron: de toxicidad con Photobacterium leiognathi, de reproducción con Ceriodaphnia dubia, de teratogenicidad y letalidad con Pimephales promelas y el ensayo sub-letal en sedimento completo con Hyalella curvispina. Para evaluar la biodisponibilidad y las rutas de toxicidad, se midió el fraccionamiento del 2,4,5-triclorofenol, con resultados: 63% disuelto, 27% adsorbido sobre partículas y el resto sedimentado.Se observó toxicidad por orgánicos y metales con P. leioghnati para todos los sitios. La frecuencia de malformaciones vertebralesde P. promelas fue de 3.3% en Fray Bentos, pero C. dubia sólo mostró efectos en Nuevo Berlín y Las Cañas. Los efectos con H. curvispina se evidenciaron en todas las muestras. Las rutas de toxicidad incluirían la ingestión de contaminantes disueltos y particulados asociados a arcillas y limo. El vínculo causa-efecto para la toxicidad se continuará investigando.

  5. Caracterização estrutural, textural e morfológica de aluminato de lítio (LiAlO2 sintetizado por coprecipitação Structural, textural and morphological characterization of lithium aluminate (LiAlO2 synthesized by coprecipitation

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    A. C. Nascimento

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Aluminato de lítio (LiAlO2 foi sintetizado por coprecipitação. O material foi calcinado em diferentes temperaturas e caracterizado por difração de raios X, espectroscopia na região do infravermelho com transformada de Fourier, adsorção gasosa, microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV e microscopia eletrônica de transmissão (MET, possibilitando sua caracterização estrutural, morfológica e textural. Diferentes fases cristalinas foram observadas à medida que a temperatura foi elevada de 550 para 1150 ºC. Texturalmente o material foi classificado como não-poroso e particulado a 550 e 750 ºC, apresentando microporos a 950 ºC. Análises comparativas de imagens de MET e MEV possibilitaram a identificação nanoflocos e microfolhas como as principais morfologias presentes no material.Lithium aluminate (LiAlO2 was synthesized by coprecipitation. The material was calcined at different temperatures and characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas adsorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM, providing a structural, morphological and textural characterization. Different crystalline phases were observed as the temperature was raised from 550 to 1150 ºC. Texturally, the material was classified as non-porous and particulate at 550 and 750 ºC showing micropores at 950 ºC. Comparative analysis of TEM and SEM images allowed the identification of nanoflakes and microsheets as the main morphology present in the material.

  6. Análisis del estado de la calidad del aire en Bogotá

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    Mauricio Gaitán

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante la presente investigación se realizó un análisis de los registros contenidos en la Red de Monitoreo de la Calidad del Aire de Bogotá. Se construyó una base de datos que fue organizada y estructurada para facilitar la validación y el análisis de la información, la cual fue utilizada para evaluar de forma cuantitativa el estado de la calidad del aire de la ciudad. Los resultados sugieren que para contaminantes como óxidos de azufre y de nitrógeno, así como para monóxido de carbono, Bogotá no presenta en la actualidad un problema significativo de contaminación del aire. Al mismo tiempo, sin embargo, las concentraciones atmosféricas de material particulado en la ciudad tienden a encontrarse muy por encima de los niveles sugeridos por las normas de calidad del aire./ During this research project we conducted an analysis of the information registered by Bogotá's air quality monitoring network. We built a database that was designed to facilitate the processes of validating and analyzing the air quality data, which were used to quantify the city's air pollution problem. Our results suggest that air pollutants such as carbon monoxide and sulfur and nitrogen oxides do not represent a major air pollution problem. At the same time, however, the particulate matter ambient air concentrations in Bogota tend to be much higher than the levels suggested by the local air quality standards.

  7. Caracterización de Partículas Suspendidas (PST y Partículas Respirables (PM 10 producidas en Áreas de Explotación Carbonífera a Cielo Abierto Characterization of Total Suspended Particles (TSP and Inhalable Particulate Matter (PM 10 generated in Open Pit Coal Mining Areas

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    Luis C Angulo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión de la literatura sobre la cuantificación y caracterización de partículas suspendidas (PST y partículas respirables (PM10 producidas en áreas de explotación carbonífera a cielo abierto. El material particulado es un contaminante complejo por sus características físicas (distribución de tamaño de partícula, morfología y densidad y por sus características químicas (compuestos orgánicos e inorgánicos, metales y contaminantes primarios y secundarios. Estas características son críticas para determinar el tipo y magnitud de los efectos sobre la salud humana. Se encontró que los trabajos realizados, han empleado experimentos de laboratorio y de campo, así como estudios de modelación. Esta revisión bibliográfica contribuye a una mejor comprensión y evaluación de las tecnologías que se deben usar para encontrar soluciones a este problema de contaminación.This article presents a literature review about the quantification and characterization of total suspended particles (TSP and inhalable particulate matter (PM 10 generated in open pit coal mining areas. Particle matter is a complex pollutant due to its physical characteristics (particle size distribution, morphology and density and its chemical characteristics (organic and inorganic components, metals, and primary and secondary pollutants. These characteristics are critical to determine the type and the magnitude of their effects on human health. It was found that the different works published in the literature have used lab and field experiments, and also modeling studies. This literature review contributes to improve the understanding and evaluation of technologies that must be used to find solutions to this atmospheric pollution problem.

  8. Concepção e avaliação de uma unidade de peneiramento forçado para a redução do tamanho de partículas presentes no esgoto bruto doméstico Design and evaluation of a forced sieving unit (FSU for the reduction of the particle size present in raw domestic sewage

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    Ana Raquel Teixeira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo a concepção e o teste de uma unidade de peneiramento forçado, utilizada para o pré-tratamento do esgoto bruto com vistas à redução do tamanho de partículas de matéria orgânica. A unidade de peneiramento forçado (UPF era constituída de uma peneira metálica (abertura de malha de 1 mm inserida na tubulação de recalque através da qual o esgoto efluente era bombeado. O peneiramento forçado resultou em maior concentração de partículas com diâmetro entre 1,8 e 30 µm, sem que houvesse retenção de material particulado. Todavia, a UPF não influenciou na redução/retenção de DQO TOTAL do esgoto bruto.The work focused on the conception and test of a forced sieving unit, used for the pre-treatment of raw sewage aiming at the reduction of organic matter particle size. The pre-treatment unit involved the use of a metallic sieve (1 mm cut-off assembled inside the pipeline through which the influent sewage was pumped. The results indicated that the forced sieving resulted in a higher concentration of particles with range diameter between 1.8 and 30 µm, without the retention of particulate material. However, the forced sieving unit did not influence the reduction/retention of COD TOTAL of the raw sewage.

  9. Niveles de metales pesados en el ambiente y su exposición en la población luego de cinco años de exploración minera en Las Bambas, Perú 2010

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    Jonh Astete

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar las concentraciones de material particulado (PM10 y metales pesados en el ambiente, así como en población aledaña al proyecto Las Bambas luego de cinco años de exploración minera. Materiales y métodos. Estudio comparativo de corte transversal realizado en tres distritos del área de influencia del proyecto Las Bambas en la región Apurímac, Perú. Se obtuvo muestras de agua, aire y suelo para determinar las concentraciones de PM10 y metales pesados. Se tomó muestras de sangre y orina a 310 pobladores para evaluar niveles de plomo, cadmio, arsénico y mercurio. Los resultados se compararon con los obtenidos el año 2005. Resultados. Concentraciones ambientales de PM10 y metales pesados no sobrepasaron los valores referenciales establecidos. La calidad de agua de consumo y suelo no se encuentra alterada. Para el año 2010 comparado con los valores hallados el 2005, los niveles promedio de cadmio y mercurio en orina se incrementaron significativamente en la población del distrito de Chalhuahuacho (2,4 + 0,8 y 2,6 + 0,4, el Progreso (2,6 + 1,1 y 2,9 + 1,3 y Haquira (3,2 + 1,2 y 2,6 + 0,9. Los valores de cadmio superaron los límites permisibles. Conclusiones. Luego de cinco años de actividad de exploración minera, no se han visto afectadas las características ambientales de la zonas de influencia del proyecto minero Las Bambas, sin embargo, se observan cambios en los niveles de cadmio en orina y en el porcentaje de personas que lo presentan.

  10. Morbilidad respiratoria en trabajadores de la industria del talco

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    Beatriz Tapias

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de conocer su morbilidad respiratoria se estudiaron los 36 trabajadores de la Empresa de Talcos de Yarumal (Antioquia-Colombia; a cada trabajador se le realizaron historia clínica y ocupacional; examen físico; estudios radiológicos de tórax; espirometría; pruebas de tuberculina e histopiasmina; baciloscopias y cultivos para micobacterias. Se hicieron igualmente mediciones del grado de contaminación del ambiente laboral. Se encontró una alta frecuencia de sintomatología respiratoria previa; la mitad de los trabajadores presentaban anomalías al examen físico; dos terceras partes tenían anormalidades radiológicas y una tercera parte anormalidades espirométricas. A la luz de ios hallazgos epidemiológicos, ocupacionales, clínicos y paraclinícos 25 trabajadores (69,4% presentaban lesiones pulmonares de tipo e intensidad variables, con predominio del cuadro obstructivo; cuatro casos se consideraron como de talcosis inicial y otros dos fueron altamente compatibles con talcosis establecida; ello constituye una prevalencia del 16,7% que es superior a la encontrada en otros estudios ya los promedios informados a nivel nacional. El tabaquismo y la exposición a material particulado con alto porcentaje de talco (silicato de magnesio trihidratado constituyen los principales riesgos identificados en este grupo de trabajadores, que tienen mínimas medidas de protección especifica y bajos niveles económico, cultural y nutricional. Se reconocen las dificultades para una adecuada clasificación de los hallazgos patológicos y para la rigurosa tipificación de la talcosis; se destaca el hallazgo de una alta frecuencia de patología respiratoria; se señala la importancia de nuevos estudios y de seguimiento ulterior de este grupo de trabajadores.

  11. Biodiesel. Una revisión del desempeño mecánico y ambiental

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    John R. Agudelo S.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica de investigaciones relevantes relacionadas con el desempeño mecánico y ambiental de motores diesel, utilizando diversos combustibles, entre ellos el diesel convencional y alquilésteres obtenidos de aceites vegetales (biodiesel. Aunque las tendencias observadas dependen fuertemente del tipo de aceite del que provienen los alquilésteres, se puede concluir que a medida que se incrementa el porcentaje de biodiesel en las mezclas biodiesel–diesel disminuye la potencia y aumenta el consumo de combustible. También disminuyen el CO, Hc, material particulado, hollín y la opacidad de humos. De otro lado, los Nox aumentan o disminuyen dependiendo de la afinación del motor. La potencia disminuye entre 2 y 10% para B30 y B100 respectivamente. El consumo de combustible aumenta entre 10 y 24%, para el biodiesel y sus mezclas, debido al menor poder calorífico del biocombustible comparado con el del diesel convencional. Las emisiones de CO diminuyen de 10 a 50%, hc 12 a 55%, con B30 y B100 respectivamente. La opacidad de humos disminuye entre 0 y 30% y los Sox entre 20 y 100%, debido al escaso contenido de azufre del biodiesel. La reducción «global» de CO2 es de 16 a 78,4% para B20 y B100 respectivamente. La ventaja medioambiental de tipo global del biodiesel es el cierre del ciclo de vida del CO2 (emisión nula, pues las plantas oleaginosas por medio del proceso de fotosíntesis toman este gas y lo transforman en oxígeno.

  12. CALIDAD DEL AIRE EN EL VALLE DE ABURRÁ ANTIOQUIA -COLOMBIA

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    JULIAN BEDOYA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Medellín y otros 9 municipios vecinos conforman un área metrópolitana densamente poblada concentrada en un hábitat geográficamente estrecho y poco ventilado. Las múltiples actividades industriales y de transporte que se realizan en la ciudad arrojan a la atmósfera cantidades de contaminantes que podrían estar afectando desfavorablemente la calidad del aire que respiran sus habitantes. Analizar la calidad del aire en Medellín y su área metropolitana período 2001-07.. Se explora el comportamiento de los contaminantes atmosféricos en el área Metropolitana del valle de Aburrá, con base en los datos primarios recolectados por la Red de Monitoreo de la Calidad del Aire. Se confirma la información con mediciones actualizadas realizadas con rigor de precisión y reproducibilidad para garantizar la calidad y consistencia de los datos. Las concentraciones de partículas en suspensión total (PST y de partículas respirables (PM10 se encuentran elevadas a niveles que exceden en 200- 400% los límites de precaución definidos por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la tendencia es al empeoramiento a medida que crece la densidad vehicular. También hay presencia de otros gases contaminantes en concentraciones menores. La contaminación del aire por material particulado en Medellín y su área metropolitana es alta, y ha de estar generando consecuencias indeseables en la salud de sus habitantes.

  13. Climas urbanos y contaminación atmosférica en Santiago de Chile

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    Hugo Romero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan las relaciones existentes entre temperaturas urbanas y concentraciones de material particulado a una escala que representa la totalidad de la ciudad, destacando su división en dos zonas bien delimitadas, que ubicadas al oriente y poniente de la misma, durante los días de ocurrencia de las peores condiciones de contaminación atmosférica. A escala más detallada, que representa a tipos característicos de morfología urbana, se correlacionan los usos y coberturas de suelos con los niveles de vegetación y las temperaturas de las llamadas "subzonas climáticas", en las comunas de Peñalolén, Santiago Centro y Cerrillos, que representan diversas localizaciones en los espacios naturales y socioeconómicos de la ciudad, concluyéndose que existen áreas de condiciones adversas para la población y configuraciones que resaltan su heterogeneidad y diversidad.Current relationships between urban temperatures and particulate matter concentrations at a scale that is representative of the whole city have been analyzed, highlighting a clear division in two zones, the eastern and western part of the city during the days that register the worst air pollution. On a more detailed scale, based on characteristic urban morphology types, land uses and extensions are correlated with vegetation cover and surface temperatures in so-called climatic sub-zones, in the municipalities of Peñalolén, Santiago Centro and Cerrillos, that represent different urban locations, natural cover and socioeconomic variables across the city. The article concludes that there are areas with adverse conditions for the population and configurations that highlight the heterogeneity and diversity of these municipalities.

  14. ANÁLISE DA OCORRÊNCIA DAS MORBIDADES RESPIRATÓRIAS E SUA RELAÇÃO COM A INCIDÊNCIA DE ÁREAS QUEIMADAS PARA O ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Fernando Moreira de Araújo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available As queimadas provocam diversas externalidades negativas ao meio ambiente, tais como a perda da biomassa vegetal natural, o aumento da emissão de material particulado fino para a atmosfera, a elevação da temperatura de superfície e o agravamento das morbidades respiratórias. Sendo assim, o objetivo desta pesquisa é analisar o efeito da incidência das áreas queimadas sobre as internações e os custos do tratamento das morbidades respiratórias registrados pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS para o estado de Goiás em 2010. As morbidades bronquite e enfisema e asma apresentaram quatro vezes mais internações que as do trato respiratório superior, sendo que, para estas, a média de internações e custos de tratamento foram maiores no período seco (estação das queimadas. As mesorregiões norte, sul e leste foram as mais afetadas pelos efeitos das queimadas, respectivamente. Entretanto, o centro-goiano apresentou os menores registros de queimadas em 2010 e os maiores registros de internações e custos de tratamento em relação às demais mesorregiões goianas. Dentre as morbidades respiratórias, a asma é a que apresentou a maior correlação com os registros de áreas queimadas para o período analisado.

  15. CARACTERIZAÇÃO MORFODINÂMICA E SEDIMENTOLÓGICA DO SEMI-ARCO PRAIAL BARRA DE SÃO JOÃO-BARRA DO UNA, RJ

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    Fernanda Costa de Andrade

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como principal objetivo a caracterização morfodinâmica e sedimentológica do semi-arco praial entre o Cabo Búzios e a cidade de Barra de São João, no litoral norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. A amostragem foi realizada em seis perfis ao longo do semi-arco praial durante onze meses consecutivos. As mudanças espaciais e temporais do perfil da praia foram associadas às analises granulométricas de 558 amostras. Os parâmetros sedimentológicos analisados foram matéria orgânica, calcário, material particulado fino e teor de umidade. Os resultados indicam que os setores norte e sul deste semi-arco possuem características morfodinâmicas e sedimentológicas distintas. Ao norte há um predomínio de areia grossa (tamanho médio de 0,66mm, entretanto a granulometria diminui em direção ao sul do semi-arco. A comparação entre perfis topográficos mostrou um perfil praial extremamente suave nas áreas ao sul, com valores variando de 1/41m a 1/18m de declive. Ao norte, observouse perfil topográfico bastante inclinado (1/6m, sem grandes variações na morfologia e largura de praia. O que se observa neste semi-arco é que a energia de onda atinge-o de maneira distinta, criando estes dois setores com características morfodinâmicas e sedimentológicas distintas.

  16. Hydrodechlorination of polychlorinated molecules using transition metal phosphide catalysts

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    Cecilia, J.A.; Infantes-Molina, A., E-mail: ainfantes@uma.es; Rodríguez-Castellón, E.

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • Ni{sub 2}P catalyst is much more active than CoP one for Cl-removal. • Benzene is the main reaction product for Ni{sub 2}P catalyst. • The activity followed the order ClB > 1,4-DClB ≈ 1,2,4-TClB > 1,3-DClB > 1,2-DClB for Ni{sub 2}P. • The activity followed the order ClB > 1,4-DClB > 1,3-DClB > 1,2-DClB > 2,4-TClB for CoP. • Active phase dispersion, P-concentration on the surface and H-species on the surface explain the results. - Abstract: Ni{sub 2}P and CoP catalysts (5 wt.% of metal) supported on a commercial SiO{sub 2} were tested in the gas phase catalytic hydrodechlorination (HDCl) of mono (chlorobenzene-ClB) and polychlorobenzenes (PCBs) (1,2- dichlorobenzene (1,2-DClB), 1,3-dichlorobenzene (1,3-DClB), 1,4-dichlorobenzene (1,4-DClB), and 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (1,2,4-TClB)) at atmospheric pressure. It was investigated how the number and position of chlorine atoms in the molecule influence the HDCl activity. The prepared catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), CO chemisorption, N{sub 2} adsorption–desorption at −196 °C, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Characterization results indicated better active phase dispersion and greater amount of P on the Ni{sub 2}P catalyst surface. Catalytic results showed that the Ni{sub 2}P was more active and stable in this type of reactions. The hydrodechlorination activity decreased by increasing the number of chlorine atoms in the molecule and chlorine substituents in close proximity. The observed trend in the HDCl activity was: ClB > 1,4-DClB > 1,3-DClB > 1,2-DClB > 1,2,4-TClB. The exception was the catalytic response after 24 h on stream observed for the Ni{sub 2}P in the HDCl reaction of 1,2,4-TClB, which was equal to that observed for the 1,4-DClB molecule, and also yielding benzene as the main reaction product.

  17. The density variance -- Mach number relation in supersonic, isothermal turbulence

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    Price, Daniel J.; Federrath, Christoph; Brunt, Christopher M.

    2010-01-01

    We examine the relation between the density variance and the mean-square Mach number in supersonic, isothermal turbulence, assumed in several recent analytic models of the star formation process. From a series of calculations of supersonic, hydrodynamic turbulence driven using purely solenoidal Fourier modes, we find that the `standard' relationship between the variance in the log of density and the Mach number squared, i.e., sigma^2_(ln rho/rhobar)=ln (1+b^2 M^2), with b = 1/3 is a good fit ...

  18. Bioactive saponin from tea seed pomace with inhibitory effects against Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Kuo, Ping-Chung; Lin, Tsung-Chun; Yang, Cheng-Wei; Lin, Chih-Lung; Chen, Guo-Feng; Huang, Jenn-Wen

    2010-08-11

    The present study was aimed to characterize the antifungal principles in methanol extract of tea ( Camellia oleifera ) seed pomace. Totally, two flavonoids, camelliasides A (1) and B (2), and one saponin mixture composed of camelliasaponin B(1) (3) were identified from the methanol extract. These constituents were tested for their ability to reduce the infection of cabbage seedlings by Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn AG-4 and to inhibit growth of the pathogen on potato dextrose agar plates. The saponin mixture is a potential candidate as a new plant-derived pesticide to control Rhizoctonia damping-off of vegetable seedlings. PMID:20681650

  19. On Products of Property b1

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    Jianjun WANG; Peiyong ZHU

    2012-01-01

    In this note,we present that:(1) Let X=σ{Xα:α ∈ A} be |A|-paracompact (resp.,hereditarily |A|-paracompact).If every finite subproduct of {Xα:α ∈ A} has property b1 (resp.,hereditarily property b1),then so is X.(2) Let X be a P-space and Y a metric space.Then,X × Y has property b1 iff X has property b1.(3) Let X be a strongly zero-dimensional and compact space.Then,X × Y has property b1 iff Y has property b1.

  20. Chain Collapse and Counterion Condensation in Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions

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    Brilliantov, N. V.; Kuznetsov, D. V.; Klein, R.

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    A new quantitative theory for polyelectrolytes in salt free dilute solutions is developed. Depending on the electrostatic interaction strength, polyelectrolytes in solutions can undergo strong stretching (with polyelectrolyte dimension R_g\\sim l_B^{1/3}N, where l_B is the Bjerrum length and N is the number of the chain segments) or strong compression (with R_g\\sim l_B^{-1/2}N^{1/3}). A strong polymer collapse occurs as a first-order phase transition due to accompanying counterion condensation.

  1. Two-soliton and three-soliton interactions of electron acoustic waves in quantum plasma

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    Roy Kaushik; Ghosh Swapan Kumar; Chatterjee Prasanta

    2016-04-01

    The overtaking collision between electron acoustic multisolitons in an unmagnetized quantum plasma consisting of ions, and both hot and cold electrons has been investigated. The Hirota bilinear method is employed to study phase shifts and trajectories during the overtaking collision of multisolitons. It is observed that phase shifts are significantly affected by the quantum parameter $H$. The phase shifts are proportional to $B^{1/3}$ (dispersion coefficient) and are functions of their respective amplitudes. It is also seen that the soliton structure occurs only if $H$ less than 2.

  2. The NOP (ORL1) receptor antagonist Compound B stimulates mesolimbic dopamine release and is rewarding in mice by a non-NOP-receptor-mediated mechanism

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    Koizumi, Miwako; Sakoori, Kazuto; Midorikawa, Naoko; Murphy, Niall P.

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    Compound B (1-[(3R, 4R)-1-cyclooctylmethyl-3-hydroxymethyl-4-piperidyl]-3-ethyl-1,3-dihydro-2H-benzimidazol-2-one, CompB) is a nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) antagonist showing high selectivity for the NOP (ORL1) receptor over classical opioid receptors. We studied the effect of subcutaneous CompB administration on the release of mesolimbic dopamine (DA) and the expression of hedonia in mice.CompB (0.3–30 mg kg−1) dose dependently stimulated mesolimbic DA release as measured by in vivo freely...

  3. Eficiência de um hidrociclone de geometria "rietema" para pré-filtragem de água para irrigação Efficiency of a hydrocyclone of "rietema" geometry for pre-filtering of water for irrigation

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    Othon C. Da Cruz

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O hidrociclone é um equipamento amplamente utilizado pela indústria em processos envolvendo separação sólido-líquido, porém ainda pouco utilizado na agricultura irrigada no Brasil. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se o desempenho deste equipamento como pré-filtrante de partículas sólidas, oriundas dos processos erosivos e do assoreamento dos recursos hídricos. Os testes foram realizados com um hidrociclone de geometria "Rietema", possuindo diâmetro de 19,2 cm na parte cilíndrica, operando com vazões variando entre 10 m³ h-1 e 27 m³ h-1. Os materiais particulados usados em suspensão foram: solo franco-argiloso e areia de rio. Os resultados mostraram que a perda de carga máxima média foi de 52 kPa e 47 kPa para as suspensões aquosas de areia e solo, respectivamente. Seu melhor desempenho ocorreu operando com suspensão aquosa de areia, apresentando eficiência total de 92,3% para a vazão de 26,9 m³ h-1. Concluiu-se que o equipamento avaliado é mais eficiente para remoção de partículas de areia, podendo ser utilizado como pré-filtro em sistemas de irrigação.The hydrocyclone is an equipment widely used by industry in cases involving solid-liquid separation, but still little used in irrigated agriculture in Brazil. This study evaluated the performance of this equipment as a pre-filter of solid particles, from erosive processes and the silting of water resources. The tests were performed with a hydrocyclone of "Rietema" geometry, with a diameter of 19.2 cm at the cylindrical part operating with outflows ranging between 10 m³ h-1 and 27 m³ h-1. The materials used in particulate suspension were clay loam soil and sand from river. The results showed that the average maximum head loss was 52 kPa and 47 kPa for aqueous suspensions of sand and soil, respectively. Its best performance occurred operating with slurry of sand, presenting total efficiency of 92.3% for 26.9 m³ h-1 of flow rate. It was concluded that such equipment is most

  4. Aplicación del Método Fotométrico para la Detección de la Distribución de Tamaño de Micro Partículas Application of a Photometric Method to Detect Size Distribution of Micro Particles

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    G. Salinas-Salas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo muestra la base teórica, el desarrollo, la implementación y los resultados alcanzados al emplearse una celda de sedimentación gravimétrica para la detección de la distribución de tamaño y diámetro medio de un conjunto de micro partículas. Se usó un sistema óptico basado en la medición de la extinción o decaimiento del flujo de fotones de un haz de luz que atraviesa una suspensión compuesta por material particulado y agua. La celda fue construida de manera modular y su calibración y ensayos se realizaron utilizando suspensiones de partículas de tamaño estandarizado de dióxido de silicio amorfo (Geltech S 1500 cuyo diámetro medio nominal es 1.5 μm en agua. Los resultados muestran que es posible determinar la distribución de tamaño de micro partículas con precisión y bajo costo, lo que permitiría aplicarlo ventajosamente en la industria.This study deals with the theoretical basis, development, implementation and results obtained when using a gravimetric sedimentation cell to detect the size distribution and the average diameter of a sample of microscopic particles using an optical system based on the measurement of the extinction or decline of a photon flux from a beam of light passing through an aqueous suspension of the particles in question. The cell was built in modular form and its calibration and tests were done using a suspension composed of known-size particles of amorphous silicon dioxide (Geltech S 1500 with a nominal average diameter of 1.5 μm in water. The results showed that it was possible to determine the size distribution of the micro-particles with precision and at low cost, which could permit its' useful application in industry.

  5. Caracterización de riesgos laborales en los procesos del área de restaurante y cocina de la Hostería Selva Virgen Characterization of occupational hazards in the processes of the Hostería Selva Virgen’s restaurant and kitchen areas

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    Bolívar Haro Haro

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available (Recibido: 2013/04/30 - Aceptado: 2013/06/26El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar los riesgos laborales en los procesos de lasáreas de restaurante y cocina de la Hostería Selva Virgen, de propiedad de la UniversidadTecnológica Equinoccial (UTE-Ecuador. Para alcanzarlo se procedió en primer lugar a ladescripción de los procesos y procedimientos en las áreas de estudio. Luego se diseñó y aplicóuna encuesta al personal relacionado directa o indirectamente a las labores propias de lasáreas de trabajo, motivo de esta investigación, con la finalidad de conocer la percepción de lostrabajadores sobre las condiciones de trabajo y factores que puedan afectar su salud, con locual se elaboró la matriz de riesgos para estimar los potenciales riesgos de trabajo. Con laestimación de los riesgos surgió la necesidad de evaluar los que se consideraron relevantes,por lo que se procedió a medir ruido, iluminación, estrés térmico, material particulado y gasesCO2 y CO.(Received: 2013/04/30 - Accepted: 2013/06/26The aim of this research was to characterize the occupational hazards in the processes of therestaurant and kitchen areas of the Hostería Selva Virgen, property of the UniversidadTecnológica Equinoccial (UTE-Ecuador. To reach the objective, the processes and proceduresin the study areas were described. Then a survey was designed and implemented with the staffinvolved, directly or indirectly, with the tasks associated with the areas under investigation. Next,a risk matrix was developed to estimate the potential risks of working in these areas. With thisestimation, it became necessary to evaluate those risks considered relevant, measuring noise,light, heat stress, particulate matter and CO2 and CO gases.

  6. Otimização da permeabilidade de filtros de aerossóis para altas temperaturas preparados a partir da técnica de adição de espuma aquosa em suspensão cerâmica Permeability optimization of hot aerosol filters prepared from foaming of ceramic suspensions

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    M. D. M. Innocentini

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho é parte de um projeto de desenvolvimento de filtros cerâmicos para a remoção de material particulado disperso em correntes gasosas em temperaturas elevadas. Os filtros cerâmicos utilizados para esta finalidade devem apresentar elevada porosidade aliada a uma distribuição homogênea de poros interconectados, resultando em estrutura permeável e com boa resistência mecânica e eficiência de coleta. Uma rota de processamento recentemente desenvolvida é utilizada para o processamento das peças, já que permite a obtenção de todas as características requeridas para uma filtração eficiente. Nesta técnica, os materiais porosos são processados a partir da incorporação de espumas aquosas em uma suspensão cerâmica de alumina e consolidados a partir da adição de cimento aluminoso. Comparado com outras rotas de processamento, este processo é mais atrativo, pois permite a fabricação de peças com geometrias complexas, economicamente viáveis e sem utilização de aditivos tóxicos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi otimizar a composição cerâmica de modo a atender aos requisitos de permeabilidade do filtro, tendo como base sua operação econômica em temperaturas elevadas em processos como incineração de resíduos, produção de cimento ou queima de biomassa em caldeiras em plantas químicas.This work is part of a Brazilian project to develop ceramic filters to treat flue gases from cement plants, biomass boilers and waste incinerators. Ceramic filters used for these purposes must present high porosity, homogeneous porous distribution (interconnected to result in bodies with high mechanical strength, permeability and collection efficiency for fine particles. A method recently developed has been used for the filters processing. In this new processing route, the porous samples were prepared through the incorporation of aqueous foams into alumina-based suspensions. Compared to other techniques, this process seems to be

  7. Contaminación ambiental, variabilidad climática y cambio climático: una revisión del impacto en la salud de la población peruana

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    Gustavo F Gonzales

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es una revisión sobre la contaminación del agua, el aire y el efecto del cambio climático en la salud de la población peruana. Uno de los principales contaminantes del aire es el material particulado menor de 2,5 μ (PM 2,5, en la ciudad de Lima, anualmente 2300 muertes prematuras son atribuibles a este contaminante. Otro problema es la contaminación del aire domiciliario por el uso de cocinas con combustible de biomasa, donde la exposición excesiva a PM 2,5 dentro de las casas es responsable de aproximadamente 3000 muertes prematuras anuales entre adultos, con otro número desconocido de muertes entre niños debido a infecciones respiratorias. La contaminación del agua tiene como principales causas los desagües vertidos directamente a los ríos, minerales (arsénico de varias fuentes, y fallas de las plantas de tratamiento. En el Perú, el cambio climático puede impactar en la frecuencia y severidad del fenómeno de El Niño oscilación del sur (ENSO que se ha asociado con un incremento en los casos de enfermedades como cólera, malaria y dengue. El cambio climático incrementa la temperatura y puede extender las áreas afectadas por enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, además de tener efecto en la disponibilidad del agua y en la contaminación del aire. En conclusión, el Perú, pasa por una transición de factores de riesgo ambientales, donde coexisten riesgos tradicionales y modernos, y persisten los problemas infecciosos y crónicos, algunos de los cuales se asocian con problemas de contaminación de agua y de aire.

  8. Contaminación ambiental, variabilidad climática y cambio climático: una revisión del impacto en la salud de la población peruana

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    Gustavo F Gonzales

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es una revisión sobre la contaminación del agua, el aire y el efecto del cambio climático en la salud de la población peruana. Uno de los principales contaminantes del aire es el material particulado menor de 2,5 μ (PM 2,5, en la ciudad de Lima, anualmente 2300 muertes prematuras son atribuibles a este contaminante. Otro problema es la contaminación del aire domiciliario por el uso de cocinas con combustible de biomasa, donde la exposición excesiva a PM 2,5 dentro de las casas es responsable de aproximadamente 3000 muertes prematuras anuales entre adultos, con otro número desconocido de muertes entre niños debido a infecciones respiratorias. La contaminación del agua tiene como principales causas los desagües vertidos directamente a los ríos, minerales (arsénico de varias fuentes, y fallas de las plantas de tratamiento. En el Perú, el cambio climático puede impactar en la frecuencia y severidad del fenómeno de El Niño oscilación del sur (ENSO que se ha asociado con un incremento en los casos de enfermedades como cólera, malaria y dengue. El cambio climático incrementa la temperatura y puede extender las áreas afectadas por enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, además de tener efecto en la disponibilidad del agua y en la contaminación del aire. En conclusión, el Perú, pasa por una transición de factores de riesgo ambientales, donde coexisten riesgos tradicionales y modernos, y persisten los problemas infecciosos y crónicos, algunos de los cuales se asocian con problemas de contaminación de agua y de aire.

  9. Comparación de dos métodos de fraccionamiento físico de la materia orgánica del suelo Comparison of two physical fractionation methods for soil organic matter

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    Alicia Irizar

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Se compararon las concentraciones de carbono orgánico particulado (COP y carbono sobrenadante (Cs obtenidas por los métodos de fraccionamiento granulométrico (fracción > 53 µm y densimétrico (densidad de licor: 2 g cm-3, respectivamente, utilizando el análisis de regresión. Las muestras de suelo fueron tomadas de un ensayo de larga duración ubicado en la EEA-INTA Pergamino que compara cuatro secuencias de cultivo y dos sistemas de labranza. Los dos métodos estuvieron lineal y positivamente correlacionados para las profundidades 0-5 y 5-10 cm y las ordenadas al origen no difirieron de cero, indicando que ambos estimaron el carbono lábil de manera similar. Debido a que las pendientes no fueron distintas de uno, las diferencias entre los dos métodos fueron constantes en todo el rango de carbono lábil medido. Para la profundidad 10-20 cm, no hubo correlación y las concentraciones de Cs fueron superiores y menos variables que las de COP. La densidad del licor utilizada puede explicar la obtención de cantidades similares o superiores de Cs con respecto a COP, debido a una contribución importante del complejo órgano-mineral a la fracción sobrenadante.Regression analysis was used to compare particulate organic carbon (COP and light carbon (Cs concentrations obtained by size (fraction > 53 µm and density fractionation (liquor density = 2 g cm-3 methods, respectively. The soil samples were taken from a long-term experiment located at the EEA-INTA Pergamino comparing four cropping sequences and two tillage systems. Both methods were linearly and positively correlated to depths of 0-5 and 5-10 cm and the y-intercept did not differ from zero, indicating that both methods resulted in a similar estimate for labile C. As the slopes did not different from unity, the differences between the two methods remained constant throughout all the labile range measured. There was no correlation for a depth of 10-20 cm, and Cs concentrations were higher

  10. Tratamiento de fractura coronorradicular con implante inmediato postextracción Thommen SPI® Element y revisión de la literatura

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    J.M. Delgado Muñoz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El implante inmediato postextracción es aquel que está indicado para sustituir al diente con patología sin posibilidad alguna de tratamiento o en casos tras exodoncia de inclusiones, retenciones y dientes temporales. Teniendo en cuenta que tras la extracción tiene lugar un período de recambio óseo en forma de reabsorción fisiológica reduciendo las dimensiones del reborde alveolar, optamos por la terapia regenerativa con el fin de disminuir las secuelas. En este artículo se revisa la técnica quirúrgica y el manejo de los tejidos blandos mediante el procedimiento protésico de los implantes inmediatos postextracción, ilustrado en un caso clínico con una nueva superficie de implante dental. Caso clínico. Mujer de 24 años de edad, no fumadora sin antecedentes médicos de interés, que acude a consulta con dolor agudo de 4 días de evolución en la zona del primer molar inferior derecho que se ha incrementado en el tiempo, con diagnóstico de fractura coronorradicular. El plan de tratamiento comprende: exodoncia de la pieza con el menor trauma posible respetando las paredes alveolares y legrado del alvéolo para la inserción de forma sumergida de un implante SPI® de titanio autorroscable con superficie rugosa pulida producida por chorreado de arena y grabada térmicamente al ácido de Thommen Medical y regeneración ósea guiada mediante injerto óseo particulado de origen bovino Bio-Oss®. Después de 6 meses cargamos funcionalmente el implante con corona unitaria atornillada observando su evolución a los 12 y 24 meses tras la intervención. Conclusión. Gracias a los avances en el campo de las superficies, el tratamiento con este nuevo tipo de implante dental ha constituido en este caso una terapéutica de éxito.

  11. Dinámica del carbono (almacenes y flujos en manglares de México

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    Jorge A. Herrera Silveira

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La cobertura de los manglares de México los coloca en cuarto lugar a nivel mundial. Se reconocen sus múltiples servicios ecosistémicos, pero también altas tasas de deforestación. Evaluaciones en otras partes del mundo destacan el papel de los manglares en el ciclo del carbono, principalmente como almacenes de carbono orgánico (Corg en los sedimentos y exportadores de Corg disuelto y particulado. Para estimar la contribución de los manglares, a escala local, regional y de país, en estrategias como la Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación (REDD+, es indispensable determinar los almacenes de Corg como línea base de emisiones. En este estudio se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre almacenes y flujos de carbono en manglares de México mediante diferentes fuentes de información. De más de 200 estudios, solo 48 contenían datos o información para hacer una revisión del estado que guarda el conocimiento de almacenes y flujos de Corg en los manglares de México. Regionalmente, la zona del Pacífico Central tiene menos información y la Península de Yucatán donde más datos existen. Los mayores almacenes de Corg total se localizan en el Golfo de México y en los manglares de tipo ribereño (>1200 Mg C ha-1. Existe menos información sobre flujos de Corg, dominando los relacionados con la caída de hojarasca. En la zona del Pacífico Sur y en el manglar ribereño se observaron los valores más altos. La extensión y variabilidad de condiciones ambientales en los manglares de México son una oportunidad para desarrollar múltiples temas de investigación, como la caracterización de paisajes y mapas locales de coberturas relacionados con variables del agua (hidroperíodo, del suelo (topografía y procesos microbiológicos. La extensión y distribución de los manglares ofrecen la oportunidad para formar grupos de investigadores a escala regional y abordar de forma consensada estudios bajo una estrategia metodol

  12. Phosphorus loss by surface runoff in no-till system under mineral and organic fertilization Perda de fósforo via escoamento superficial no sistema plantio direto sob adubação mineral e orgânica

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    Oromar João Bertol

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The no-till system has been intensively used in the state of Paraná, Brazil, and it has increased the nutrients level at the soil surface. This has contributed for nutrient losses via runoff and consequently, off-site water pollution. The objective of this study was to evaluate phosphorus loss in surface runoff by simulated rainfall on an Oxisol, under no-till system following application of mineral fertilizer and liquid swine manure. Nitrogen, soil and water losses from the same study are reported in a separated paper. The application of liquid swine manure, compared with mineral fertilization, increased runoff concentration of total P, particulate P and dissolved reactive P by 193%, 111% and 506%, respectively, averaged for all rainfall intensities. Independently on the fertilizer source, the highest rainfall intensity provided the greatest concentration and loads of P in runoff.O sistema plantio direto tem sito intensivamente utilizado no Estado do Paraná Brasil o qual tem aumentado os níveis de nutrientes na superfície do solo. Isto tem contribuído para a perda de nutrientes via escoamento superficial e consequentemente com a poluição não pontual das águas. Avaliou-se a perda de fósforo via escoamento superficial ocasionado por chuva simulada sobre um Latossolo originário de basalto, em sistema plantio direto submetido à aplicação de fertilizante mineral e dejeto líquido de suíno. As perdas de nitrogênio, solo e água deste mesmo estudo foram publicadas em outro artigo. A aplicação de dejeto líquido suíno, comparado com o fertilizante mineral, aumentou a concentração de P total, P particulado e P dissolvido reativo em 193%, 111% e 506%, respectivamente, na média das chuvas. Independentemente da fonte de fertilizante, a chuva de maior intensidade proporcionou maior concentração e quantidade perdida de P no escoamento superficial.

  13. Consumo de combustível e emissões de poluentes em um motor Diesel convertido a etanol para geração térmica de energia elétrica

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    Vinícius Rückert Roso

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Nos esforços globais para a minimização nas emissões de gases do efeito estufa e redução da pegada de carbono, combustíveis renováveis têm sido extensivamente utilizados em substituição aos combustíveis fósseis nos motores de combustão interna. Particularmente para geração de energia elétrica local, motores diesel são os mais utilizados devido à elevada eficiência térmica e a robustez, se comparado a motores de ignição por centelha. Entretanto, estes sistemas apresentam elevados níveis de emissões de óxido de nitrogênio (NOx e material particulado, trazendo sérias consequências para o meio ambiente. Assim, esta pesquisa combina simulação computacional e resultados experimentais da conversão de um motor diesel para a operação com etanol, sendo sua utilização na geração de energia elétrica. Como este combustível renovável é largamente produzido no Brasil utilizando a cana-de-açúcar, acaba por possuir seu custo reduzido em especial próximo à produtores e refinarias. Dados experimentais foram utilizados na validação do modelo computacional unidimensional desenvolvido para a conversão, onde resultados foram analisados para a comparação de ambos combustíveis. Análises econômicas para diferentes condições de carga forneceram informações de custos operacionais em locais próximos às fontes de produção de etanol. Os resultados apontam as vantagens no uso do combustível renovável para a geração de energia elétrica, como o custo reduzido e a menor emissão de NOx ao longo de toda a gama de operação.

  14. La Problemática de los fenómenos naturales: potenciales efectos de la erupción del Complejo Volcánico Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (CVPCC sobre la salud humana y el medio ambiente en distintos sectores de la localidad de Villa la Angostura, Neuquén

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    Maria Elena Canafoglia

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo aborda la problemática ambiental de una zona de riesgo volcánico localizada al sur del paralelo 33°, focalizando la atención en el estudio de cenizas de caída reciente o removilizadas por el viento, cinco meses después del inicio de la erupción del Complejo Volcánico Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (CVPCC en junio de 2011. El muestreo se realizó en tres zonas de Villa La Angostura situada a 40 Km al E del foco emisor: (Laguna Piré, Tres Cerros y Escuela CPEM N°17. Considerando los efectos socio-económico-sanitarios de la caída de cenizas en dicha comunidad se ha encarado el estudio de la caracterización físico química de la fracción mas fina del material volcánico (100-5?m. El trabajo, realizado conjuntamente con docentes de la CPEM N°17, se ha efectuado mediante la aplicación de diversas técnicas como difracción por rayos X (DRX, microscopia electrónica (SEM y análisis químico por microsonda (EDS-EDAX. Los resultados de DRX indican que en general la fracción fina es prácticamente amorfa y procede de un proceso de fragmentación de material pumíceo. Sin embargo, eventualmente se observan  algunas líneas de difracción de fases silíceas, particularmente plagioclasa. La morfología del material fino, de composición riolítica (relación SiO2/Al2O3 del orden de 5, se caracteriza por la presencia de bordes agudos y fractura concoide. Presenta contenidos menores en hierro, alcalinos y alcalino-térreos. Se han realizado ensayos químicos adicionales a fin de analizar la alteración del material y su relación con los efectos de corrosión observados en la zona. El conocimiento del material en contacto con la población así como la continuidad en la emisión de particulado fino y la re-movilización del mismo por los vientos, es de vital importancia en lo que se refiere a las acciones de prevención y mitigación de problemas vinculados a la salud y al cuidado del medio ambiente.

  15. Biodiesel de mamona no diesel interior e metropolitano em trator agrícola Mamona biodiesel in interior and metropolitan diesel in agricultural tractor

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    Rubens A. Tabile

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A demanda de recursos energéticos pelos sistemas de produção, aliada à escassez dos combustíveis fósseis, tem motivado a produção do Biodiesel, que é um combustível obtido de fontes renováveis. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar dois ensaios: o primeiro dinâmico, para avaliar o desempenho operacional utilizando como parâmetro o consumo de combustível, e o segundo, estático, para mensurar a opacidade da fumaça (material particulado do motor de um trator agrícola, operando com diesel metropolitano e interior misturados ao Biodiesel de mamona, em sete proporções. O trabalho foi conduzido no Departamento de Engenharia Rural da UNESP/Jaboticabal - SP. Os resultados mostraram que o tipo de diesel influenciou no consumo de combustível e na opacidade da fumaça, sendo o diesel metropolitano de melhor qualidade; observou-se, também, que à medida que a proporção de Biodiesel aumentou, o mesmo ocorreu para o consumo de combustível; entretanto, a opacidade da fumaça reduziu com o acréscimo de Biodiesel até B75.The demand for energy resources by production systems allied to scarcity of fossil fuels has driven the production of Biodiesel, a fuel produced from renewable sources. The purpose of this study was realize two tests, the first dynamics to assess the operational performance as a parameter of consumption of fuel, the second static to measure the smoke opacity (particulate material from an engine of a farm tractor, operating with interior and metropolitan diesel mixed with castor beans Biodiesel in seven proportions. The tests were conducted in the Rural Engineering Department of UNESP/Jaboticabal - SP. The results showed that the kind of diesel influenced the consumption of fuel and smoke opacity, and the metropolitan diesel showed better quality, it was observed as well that as biodiesel proportion increased, consumption of fuel increased too, however, the opacity of smoke decreased with an increase of Biodiesel by B75.

  16. Relleno de cavidades óseas en cirugía maxilofacial con materiales autólogos Bone cavity augmentation in maxillofacial surgery using autologous material

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    P. Infante-Cossío

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Aunque se han descrito numerosos materiales para rellenar una cavidad ósea, el mejor material sigue siendo el hueso autólogo corticoesponjoso o particulado, que puede formar hueso nuevo por mecanismos de osteogénesis, osteinducción y osteoconducción. El cirujano oral y maxilofacial debe conocer las propiedades biológicas y las características fundamentales de los materiales autólogos, las diferentes técnicas de obtención y sus aplicaciones clínicas. Como zonas donantes se emplean preferentemente las intraorales, el filtro de hueso y los raspadores para pequeños defectos, y el hueso ilíaco, tibia o calota cuando se requiere más cantidad. No existen estudios concluyentes respecto a la asociación de injertos óseos con membranas. La combinación de injertos autólogos con otros materiales de relleno, ha desembocado en múltiples estudios, sin que se puedan establecer conclusiones definitivas por el momento. El hueso autólogo es de elección para el relleno de cavidades óseas, ya que es útil para dar solución a variadas situaciones clínicas de forma simple, rápida y segura.Although a large number of materials have been described for augmenting bone cavities, the best material is still autologous cortical-cancellous bone or bone chip, which can form new bone through osteogenesis, osteoinduction and osteoconduct ion mechanisms. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon needs to be familiar with the biological properties and the fundamental characteristics of autologous material, the different techniques for obtaining it and its clinical application. Donor sites should preferably be intraoral. Bone filters and scrapers should be used for small defects, and the iliac, tibial or calvaria bones [should be used] when more quantity is required. There are no conclusive studies with regard to combining bone grafts with membranes. The combination of autologous grafts with other augmentation material has led to multiple studies, although

  17. Cambios en las propiedades de suelo de huerta y rendimiento de Beta Vulgaris var. Cicla (l por el uso de enmiendas orgánicas Changes in horticultural soil properties and yield responses of Beta Vulgaris var. Cicla (l to organic amendment applications

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    Romina V Comese

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Una alternativa sustentable para los residuos generados en la agricultura es su utilización como enmiendas en la producción hortícola. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la aplicación de distintos tipos y cantidades de enmiendas orgánicas de compost-lombricompuesto (LC y harina de hueso (HH en la producción de acelga y su impacto en las propiedades físicas y químicas del suelo. El trabajo se realizó en la huerta orgánica urbana de la Facultad de Agronomía UBA (FAUBA, en un suelo Argiudol típico. Del suelo fueron analizadas: carbono orgánico (CO, carbono orgánico particulado (COP, densidad aparente (DA, fósforo extractable (Pe, pH, conductividad eléctrica (CE, capacidad de intercambio catiónico (CIC. En el cultivo se determinó: rendimiento de materia seca (MS y nutrientes en materia seca (N-P-K mg kg MS-1. Los resultados indicaron diferencias en algunas variables edáficas, rendimiento del cultivo y contenido de nutrientes absorbidos en materia seca vegetal. En el suelo, el COP, la CIC, el Pe y la CE aumentaron con los tratamientos de LC y LC HH. La combinación de lombricompuesto y harina de hueso, ambos en doble dosis, resultó ser la mejor enmienda para el mantenimiento de las propiedades del suelo y productividad del cultivo de acelga.A sustainable approach to dealing with waste generated in agriculture is its application in horticultural production. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of applying different types and quantities of organic amendments, compostvermicompost (LC and bone meal (HH, in the production of beet and its impact on soil physical and chemical properties. The experiment was conducted in the urban organic vegetable garden at the Facultad de Agronomía-UBA (FAUBA in a Typical Argiudoll. Soil organic carbon (CO, particulate organic carbon (COP, bulk density (DA, extractable phosphorus (Pe, pH, electrical conductivity (EC and cation exchange capacity (CEC were evaluated. Dry

  18. Aplicação de métodos estatísticos na otimização da densidade de empacotamento de distribuições de pós de alumina Optimization of the packing density of alumina powder distributions using statistical techniques

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    A. P. Silva

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    Full Text Available Fatores como a distribuição granulométrica e a morfologia condicionam as propriedades físicas de sistemas particulados (e.g. misturas de pós, pastas, concretos refratários, entre as quais a densidade de empacotamento. Podem ser encontrados, na literatura, vários modelos para a otimização da distribuição de tamanhos de partículas que maximiza o empacotamento, todos desenvolvidos para sistemas de esferas perfeitas (e.g. Furnas, Andreasen, Alfred. Neste trabalho, pós de alumina comercial (reativa e tabular foram separados em nove frações granulométricas e, recorrendo a dois procedimentos distintos, construíram-se seis sistemas ternários diferentes e complementares de tamanhos de partículas. Usando a metodologia das superfícies de resposta e técnicas de análise estatística afins (programa de cálculo Statistica obteve-se, em ambos os casos, a distribuição granulométrica que maximiza a densidade de empacotamento. Por comparação com as distribuições granulométricas teóricas, ficou demonstrada a validade do modelo teórico de Alfred para esferas perfeitas. Os resultados obtidos demonstram, assim, que o efeito prejudicial da não esfericidade das partículas pode ser, na realidade, compensado pela otimização da distribuição granulométrica global.Particle size distribution and morphology are among the factors that affect the physical properties of particulate systems (e.g. powder mixtures, pastes, castable refractories. One such property is packing density. There are, in the literature, models that optimise particle size distributions for maximum packing density, all of them derived for spherical particles (e.g. Furnas, Andreasen, Alfred. In this work, commercial alumina powders (reactive and tabular were divided into nine particle size classes. Following two different approaches, the latter were used to build six different ternary systems of complementary particle sizes. Using the response surface methodology and

  19. The role of sediment on the energy availability for fishes in the upper Paraná river floodplain=O papel do sedimento na disponibilidade de energia para peixes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná

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    Alice Michiyo Takeda

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to identify potential sources of organic matter in sediment, using stable isotopes of carbon (13C and nitrogen (15N. Sediment samples were gathered from the margin and in center of three subsystems: Ivinheima, Paraná and Baia, in August/2001. The samples were fractionated granulometrically and separated by size ( 70 µm, prepared and sent to CENA / USP, for identifying the isotopes proportions. Significant differences were detected in the isotopic ratios of the sediment only between sampling stations. The Baía channel presented the lowest 13C values, while the highest ones were recorded in Paraná river. At this last, 15N values were negative (-14.41‰. We did not verify significant difference in isotopic composition between the particle sizes of sediment, and between the sampling points. The main sources of carbon for the sediment were C3 macrophytes, periphyton and particulate organic carbon (POC.O presente trabalho teve por objetivo identificar as fontes potenciais de matéria orgânica do sedimento, utilizando isótopos estáveis de carbono (13C e nitrogênio (15N. Foram coletadas amostras de sedimento das margens e do centro de três subsistemas: Ivinheima, Paraná e Baía, em agosto/2001. As amostras foram fracionadas granulometricamente e 70 µm, e enviadas ao CENA/USP para identificação das proporções dos isótopos. Foram verificadas diferenças significativas nas razões isotópicas do sedimento apenas entre as estações de coleta. O canal Baía, exibiu s baixos valores de 13C, enquanto altos valores foram registrados no rio Paraná. Nesta última estação, os valores de 15N foram negativos (-14.41‰. Não foram registradas diferenças significativas na composição isotópica entre os tamanhos de partículas do sedimento e nem entre os pontos de coleta. As principais fontes de carbono para o sedimento foram as macrófitas C3, perifíton e carbono orgânico particulado (COP.

  20. In-cloud and below-cloud scavenging analysis of sulfate in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brasil Análise dos processos de remoção de sulfato dentro e abaixo de nuvem na região metropolitana de São Paulo, Brasil

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    F. L. T. Gonçalves

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The Metropolitan Area of São Paulo (MASP is one of the largest urban centers in the world. The significant atmospheric concentrations of ozone, inhalable particles and other pollutants in the MASP raise serious air-quality concerns. In this study, we consider gases, particulate matter (PM and cloud processes, with a focus on sulfate chemistry. The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System mesoscale numerical model was used in conjunction with detailed scavenging models to compare varying PM mass spectra and size distributions. Field data were collected during the July 1989-May 1990 and February-October 2000 campaigns. Adjusted-urban and rural spectra seem to fit better with observed results which improved the scavenging numerical modeling. Correlations between modeled and observed concentrations were better when the model included rural and adjusted-urban spectra, suggesting locally dominant below-cloud scavenging. Spatial variability analysis and numerical modeling also revealed that the varying sulfate rainwater concentrations indicate below-cloud removal process dominance.A região metropolitana da cidade de São Paulo (RMSP é uma das maiores aglomerados urbanos do mundo. Significativas concentrações atmosféricas de ozônio, partículas inaláveis e outros poluentes na RMSP aumentam seriamente a qualidade do ar. Neste estudo, nos consideramos os gases, material particulado (PM e processos formadores de nuvens com foco na química do sulfato. O modelo numérico de mesoscala RAMS (Regional Atmospheric Modeling System foi usado, em conjunto a um modelo detalhado de remoção, para comparar diferentes espectros do PM e distribuições de tamanho. Dados observados foram coletados durante os meses de Julho de 1989 a maio de 1990 e entre fevereiro e outubro de 2000. Espectros urbano-ajustado e rural parecem ter melhor ajuste aos dados observados com conseqüente avanço na modelagem numérica dos processos de remoção. Correlações entre concentra

  1. Evaluación de la medición de emisiones con fines regulatorios en Colombia: dos estudios de caso

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    Néstor Y. Rojas

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra una evaluación de los métodos de medición de emisiones de contaminantes del aire requeridos con fines regulatorios por el IDEAM y las autoridades ambientales en Colombia, en particular el muestreo de emisiones de material particulado en chimeneas y la medición de opacidad en tubos de escape de motores diésel. La metodología de evaluación incluyó la identificación y valoración de factores críticos, la revisión de los controles actualmente existentes y un ejercicio práctico de evaluación de desempeño. Se detectaron deficiencias serias de entrenamiento del personal involucrado en los muestreos de chimenea, lo cual implica la necesidad de implantar un esquema de entrenamiento y certificación. Por otro lado, existe una falta de conocimiento particular de los equipos de medición de opacidad y sobre cómo cumplir la norma técnica aplicable,; estoindica que se necesita establecer un mejor procedimiento técnico de acreditación para los equipos de medición de opacidad en tubos de escape de motores diésel./This paper shows an assessment exercise of the air pollutant emissions measurement methods required by the IDEAM and environmental authorities, particularly the stack particulate matter isokinetic sampling and the diésel exhaust opacity measurement. The assessment methodology included the identification and assessment of critical factors, a review of currently applied controls and a practical performance assessment exercise. Serious training of the personnel in charge of isokinetic sampling resulted in misinterpretation of sampling methods, which means that a training and certification scheme is needed. On the other hand, the individual characteristics of the opacity meters and the appropriate design of the software to comply with the technical standards are not well known by suppliers. Therefore, better accreditation procedures for the technologies being imported are needed.

  2. Simulação das emissões atmosféricas sobre o município de Araucária com uso do modelo AERMOD Simulation of atmospheric emissions over Araucaria municipality using the AERMOD model

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    Amarildo Barbon

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o uso de um modelo computacional de dispersão de poluentes em meio atmosférico, modelo AERMOD, na modelagem da dispersão das emissões atmosféricas produzidas pelas principais indústrias do município de Araucária. Os dados estimados de emissões de poluentes na atmosfera referem-se às fontes estacionárias da refinaria Presidente Getúlio Vargas (REPAR e das principais indústrias que compõem o distrito industrial de Araucária. Não foram utilizados dados das fontes móveis por representarem uma pequena parcela da carga total de poluentes. Inicialmente, o modelo AERMOD foi avaliado pela comparação entre concentrações simuladas e concentrações observadas de óxidos de nitrogênio (NOx, óxidos de enxofre (SOx monóxido de carbono (CO e materiais particulados (MP na estação de amostragem de qualidade do ar existente na REPAR. Realizou-se uma análise de sensibilidade do modelo AERMOD em diferentes cenários de emissões, procurando avaliar a influência da variação dos parâmetros de entrada do modelo sobre as concentrações simuladas para a estação REPAR e para a região central do município de Araucária.The present paper aims to evaluate the use of the air quality model AERMOD to simulate the dispersion of atmospheric emissions produced by the main industries located in the Araucária municipality area. Pollutant emissions were estimated for both stationary sources in the President Getúlio Vargas Refinery (REPAR and stationary sources in the main industries located at the industrial district of Araucária municipality. As the pollutant emissions from mobile sources are small in comparison to stationary sources, the simulations were performed using only emissions from the stationary sources. Initially, the AERMOD model was evaluated by comparing simulated concentrations and observed concentrations from the air quality station located inside the REPAR. The observed data concerns

  3. CONTAMINACIÓN AMBIENTAL, VARIABILIDAD CLIMÁTICA Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO: UNA REVISIÓN DEL IMPACTO EN LA SALUD DE LA POBLACIÓN PERUANA

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    Gonzales, Gustavo F.; Zevallos, Alisson; Gonzales-Castañeda, Cynthia; Nuñez, Denisse; Gastañaga, Carmen; Cabezas, César; Naeher, Luke; Levy, Karen; Steenland, Kyle

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    RESUMEN El presente artículo es una revisión sobre la contaminación del agua, el aire y el efecto del cambio climático en la salud de la población peruana. Uno de los principales contaminantes del aire es el material particulado menor de 2,5 μ (PM 2,5), en la ciudad de Lima, anualmente 2300 muertes prematuras son atribuibles a este contaminante. Otro problema es la contaminación del aire domiciliario por el uso de cocinas con combustible de biomasa, donde la exposición excesiva a PM 2,5 dentro de las casas es responsable de aproximadamente 3000 muertes prematuras anuales entre adultos, con otro número desconocido de muertes entre niños debido a infecciones respiratorias. La contaminación del agua tiene como principales causas los desagües vertidos directamente a los ríos, minerales (arsénico) de varias fuentes, y fallas de las plantas de tratamiento. En el Perú, el cambio climático puede impactar en la frecuencia y severidad del fenómeno de El Niño oscilación del sur (ENSO) que se ha asociado con un incremento en los casos de enfermedades como cólera, malaria y dengue. El cambio climático incrementa la temperatura y puede extender las áreas afectadas por enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, además de tener efecto en la disponibilidad del agua y en la contaminación del aire. En conclusión, el Perú, pasa por una transición de factores de riesgo ambientales, donde coexisten riesgos tradicionales y modernos, y persisten los problemas infecciosos y crónicos, algunos de los cuales se asocian con problemas de contaminación de agua y de aire. PMID:25418656

  4. Caracterización del ambiente atmosférico en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 2000 a 2004

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    Elena López Villarrubia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El carácter insular de las ciudades de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Santa Cruz de Tenerife, su meteorología y la proximidad del continente africano que favorece la llegada de material particulado de origen natural sobre las islas, determinan unas especificidades en su calidad del aire. El objetivo de este artículo es la caracterización de la contaminación atmosférica durante los años 2000 a 2004 como indicador de exposición de los habitantes de estas dos ciudades. Métodos: Se elaboraron los siguientes indicadores de contaminación: promedios de 24 horas de PM10, PM2,5, NO2, SO2 y O3; máximo de las 17 medias móviles octohorarias diarias de O3 y CO; máximo horario diario de SO2, NO2, O3, CO, PM10 y PM2,5. También se calcularon los niveles de la moda gruesa de partículas, como la diferencia entre los valores de PM10 y PM2,5 (PM10-2,5. Se identificaron episodios de intrusión africana. Resultados: En Sta Cruz de TF los promedios de SO2 (14ug/m3N y de O3 (44,4 ug/m3N fueron superiores respecto a los de Las Palmas de GC (8 y 28,3 ug/m3N. Los promedios de NO2 en Las Palmas de GC: 45,8 ug/m3N fueron superiores a los de Sta. Cruz de TF: 30,3 ug/m3N. Debido a las intrusiones africanas, algunos días superaron los 600 ug/m3 de PM10 y los 200 de PM2.5 en ambas ciudades. Conclusiones: Se identifica un patrón de calidad del aire con episodios de polvo mineral africano que en superficie afecta a todas las fracciones granulométricas, una estacionalidad diferente a las ciudades europeas respecto al ozono, así como un patrón de contaminación urbano-industrial en Sta. Cruz de Tf y netamente urbano en Las Palmas de GC. Se hace necesario tener en cuenta estos resultados para analizar su posible impacto sobre la salud de los ciudadanos de las Islas Canarias y establecer sistemas adecuados de vigilancia.

  5. Poluição do ar e doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares: estudo de séries temporais em Cubatão, São Paulo, Brasil

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    Adelaide Cassia Nardocci

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o impacto da poluição do ar nas internações por doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares em residentes do Município de Cuba-tão, São Paulo, Brasil. Utilizaram-se modelos de séries temporais, com modelos aditivos generalizados, em regressão de Poisson, testando como variáveis independentes as concentrações diárias de material particulado (PM10; dióxido de enxofre (SO2 e o ozônio (O3. Como variáveis de controle a temperatura, umidade, dias da semana e feriados. Para cada incremento de 10µg/m³ de PM10, encontrou-se um excesso de internações de 4,25% (IC95%: 2,82; 5,71; 5,74% (IC95%: 3,80; 7,71 e 2,29% (IC95%: 0,86; 3,73 para doenças respiratórias totais, doenças respiratórias em menores de 5 anos e doenças cardiovasculares em maiores de 39 anos, respectivamente. O SO2 apresentou relação com as doenças cardiovasculares em maiores de 39 anos de 3,51% (IC95%: 1,24; 5,83 e o O3 com as doenças cardiovasculares em maiores de 39 anos: 2,85% (IC95%: 0,77; 4,98 e doenças respiratórias em menores de 5 anos: 3,91% (IC95%: 1,37; 6,51. Os efeitos da poluição atmosférica na saúde em Cubatão são pronunciados, indicando a necessidade de melhoria das políticas de controle.

  6. IDENTIFICACIÓN DE ZONAS CRÍTICAS POR CONTAMINACIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA EN EL ÁREA METROPOLITANA DEL VALLE DE ABURRÁ, para el apoyo en la toma de decisiones de ordenamiento ambiental y territorial

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    RAVE CLAUDIA C.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available En  este  articulo se presentan los resultados obtenidos para el diagnóstico del recurso Aire en el área  metropolitana  del Valle de Aburrá  hecho por el Grupo de Análisis y Modelamiento Energía Ambiente Economía dentro del  marco del proyecto POMCA  (Plan  de Manejo y Ordenamiento de la cuenca del Río Aburrá, 2006­2007 en ejecución. Para el desarrollo de este diagnóstico  se  partió  del  análisis  conjunto  de  los  conceptos  y  resultados  de  los  estudios  más relevantes en materia  de  gestión  de  la  calidad  del  aire  para  la  región,  realizados  por  diferentes grupos de trabajo,  incorporando  en  el  análisis  las  diferentes escalas temporales y espaciales de decisión. Uno de los principales resultados del análisis integrado fue la propuesta de definición de  siete  zonas  con niveles de criticidad por uno o varios de los contaminantes  evaluados,  ozono (O3, dióxido de carbono (CO, Partículas totales (TSP,  y material  particulado  menor  de  10 micrómetros (MP10, análisis que derivado de los estudios y soportado en sistemas de información geográfica  permitió  la construcción de indicadores  para  el  seguimiento  de  la  gestión  de  dichas zonas.

  7. Avaliação da permeabilidade de filtros de aerossóis para altas temperaturas, preparados a partir da técnica de adição de espuma aquosa em suspensão cerâmica Permeability characterization of hot aerosol filters prepared with foaming of ceramic suspensions

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    M. D. M. Innocentini

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho é parte de um projeto de desenvolvimento de filtros cerâmicos para a remoção de material particulado disperso em correntes gasosas em temperaturas elevadas. Os filtros cerâmicos utilizados para esta finalidade devem apresentar elevada porosidade aliada a uma distribuição homogênea de poros interconectados, resultando em estrutura permeável e com boa resistência mecânica e eficiência de coleta. Uma rota de processamento recentemente desenvolvida é utilizada para o processamento das peças, já que permite a obtenção de todas as características requeridas para uma filtração eficiente. Nesta técnica, os materiais porosos são processados a partir da incorporação de espumas aquosas em uma suspensão cerâmica de alumina e consolidados a partir da adição de cimento aluminoso. Comparado com outras rotas de processamento, este processo é mais atrativo, pois permite a fabricação de peças com geometrias complexas, economicamente viáveis e sem utilização de aditivos tóxicos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi otimizar a composição cerâmica de modo a atender aos requisitos de permeabilidade do filtro, tendo como base sua operação econômica em temperaturas elevadas em processos como incineração de resíduos, produção de cimento ou queima de biomassa em caldeiras em plantas químicas.This work is part of a project to develop ceramic filters to treat flue gases from cement plants, biomass boilers and waste incinerators. Ceramic filters used for these purposes must present high porosity, homogeneous porous distribution (interconnected to result in bodies with high mechanical strength, permeability and collection efficiency for fine particles. A method recently developed has been used for the filters processing. In this new processing route, the porous samples were prepared through the incorporation of aqueous foams into alumina-based suspensions. Compared to other techniques, this process seems to be an

  8. Estudo exploratorio da qualidade do ar em escolas de educacao basica, Coimbra, Portugal

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    Ana Maria Conceicao Ferreira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO : Analisar a qualidade do ar em escolas de educação básica e suas condições estruturais e funcionais. MÉTODOS : Foi avaliada a qualidade do ar de 51 escolas (81 salas de aula de educação básica da cidade de Coimbra, Portugal, tanto na parte interior das salas como na exterior, durante as quatro estações do ano, de 2010 a 2011. Foram avaliadas a temperatura (Tº, umidade relativa (Hr, concentrações de monóxido de carbono (CO, dióxido de carbono (CO 2 , ozona (O 3 , dióxido de nitrogênio (NO 2 , dióxido de enxofre (SO 2 , compostos orgânicos voláteis (COV, formaldeído e material particulado (PM 10 , de novembro de 2010 a fevereiro de 2011 (outono/inverno e de março de 2011 a junho de 2011 (primavera/verão. Procedeu-se ao preenchimento de uma grelha de caracterização das condições estruturais e funcionais das escolas. Aplicaram-se os testes estatísticos t- Student para amostras emparelhadas e o teste t de Wilcoxon. RESULTADOS : Em 47 escolas, as concentrações médias de CO 2 encontravam-se acima da concentração máxima de referência (984 ppm mencionada na legislação portuguesa. Os valores máximos de concentração encontrados no interior das salas foram críticos, principalmente no outono/inverno (5.320 ppm. As concentrações médias de COV e de PM 10 no interior ultrapassaram a concentração máxima de referência legislada em algumas escolas. Não foram detetados valores relevantes (risco de CO, formaldeído, NO 2 , SO 2 e O 3 . CONCLUSÕES : Houve maior concentração de poluentes no interior das salas, comparativamente com o exterior. A inadequada ventilação está associada à elevada concentração de CO 2 nas salas de aula.

  9. Hybrid aerogels and bioactive aerogels under uniaxial compression: an in situ SAXS study

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    Esquivias, L.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The complex structure of hybrid organic/inorganic aerogels is composed by an inorganic phase covalently bonded to an organic chain forming a copolymer. Conventional hybrid aerogels were studied as well as bioactive hybrid aerogels, that is, aerogels with a calcium active phase added. In this work, the relationship between mechanical response and nanostructure was studied, using a specifically designed sample-holder for in situ uniaxial compression obtaining at the same time the small-angle X-ray pattern from synchrotron radiation (SAXS. Structural elements can be described as a particulated silica core surrounded by the organic chains. These chains are compressed on the direction parallel to the load, and a relationship between macroscopic uniaxial compression and particle and pore deformations can be established.

    La compleja estructura de los aerogeles híbridos orgánico/inorgánicos está compuesta por una fase inorgánica de sílice, unida mediante enlaces covalentes a una red de cadenas orgánicas. Se han estudiado composites híbridos convencionales y bioactivos, esto es, con una fase activa de calcio añadida. En este trabajo se ha investigado la relación entre la respuesta mecánica y la nanoestructura, con ayuda de un portamuestras específicamente diseñado para el estudio in situ de muestras bajo compresión uniaxial, a la vez que se obtiene el espectro de rayos-X a bajo-ángulo de radiación sincrotrón (SAXS. Los elementos estructurales se pueden describir como núcleos particulados de sílice rodeados de las cadenas orgánicas. Estas, se comprimen en la dirección paralela a la carga pudiéndose establecer una relación entre la compresión uniaxial macroscópica y la deformación de las partículas y poros que forman la estructura.

  10. La erupción del volcán Peteroa (35º15'S, 70º18'o del 4 de septiembre de 2010 The eruption of the Peteroa volcano (35º15'S, 70º18'O on 4th September, 2010

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    Miguel J Haller

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El volcán Peteroa, ubicado en la Zona Volcánica Sur en la cordillera de los Andes, a la latitud de 35º15'S, tuvo una erupción de aproximadamente 48 días de duración, con inicio el 4 de septiembre de 2010. Después de un período de aumento de la actividad fumarólica, la erupción comenzó con una columna eruptiva fuerte, de cerca de 1.800 m de altura, para continuar posteriormente con una columna débil de 200 metros. El material particulado emitido contiene vidrio y cristaloclastos subordinados. La tefra caída se acumuló principalmente en las inmediaciones del volcán, mientras que en sectores más alejados formó solamente una tenue capa. Por el escaso volumen de la tefra eyectada y la limitada dispersión de la misma, sumado al hecho que el sector contiguo al volcán estaba deshabitado por el carácter temporal de los asentamientos en ese lugar, la erupción de 2010 no tuvo mayor incidencia sobre los habitantes.The Peteroa volcano, located in the Southern Volcanic Zone of the Andes at 35º15'S latitude, erupted for about 48 days, beginning on September 4th, 2010. After a period of increased fumarole activity, the eruption began with a strong eruption column of ca. 1,800 m in height, to continue later with a weak column of 200 meters. Particulate emitted material contains mainly glass shards and glass fragments with subordinate crystaloclasts. The tephra fallout was mainly accumulated in the vicinity of the volcano, while in more remote areas formed only a thin layer. Due to the low volume of ejected tephra and limited volcanic ash spread, and the fact that the vicinity o the volcano was uninhabited, the eruption of 2010 did not have much effect on people.

  11. A Nano-MgO and Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed ‘Green’ Synthesis Protocol for the Development of Adamantyl-Imidazolo-Thiadiazoles as Anti-Tuberculosis Agents Targeting Sterol 14α-Demethylase (CYP51)

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    Anusha, Sebastian; CP, Baburajeev; Mohan, Chakrabhavi Dhananjaya; Mathai, Jessin; Rangappa, Shobith; Mohan, Surender; Chandra; Paricharak, Shardul; Mervin, Lewis; Fuchs, Julian E.; M, Mahedra; Bender, Andreas; Basappa; Rangappa, Kanchugarakoppal S.

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we describe the ‘green’ synthesis of novel 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-substituted-imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles (AITs) by ring formation reactions using 1-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-bromoethanone and 5-alkyl/aryl-2-amino1,3,4-thiadiazoles on a nano material base in ionic liquid media. Given the established activity of imidazothiadiazoles against M. tuberculosis, we next examined the anti-TB activity of AITs against the H37Rv strain using Alamar blue assay. Among the tested compounds 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole (3f) showed potent inhibitory activity towards M. tuberculosis with an MIC value of 8.5 μM. The inhibitory effect of this molecule against M. tuberculosis was comparable to the standard drugs such as Pyrazinamide, Streptomycin, and Ciprofloxacin drugs. Mechanistically, an in silico analysis predicted sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51) as the likely target and experimental activity of 3f in this system corroborated the in silico target prediction. In summary, we herein report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel AITs against M. tuberculosis that likely target CYP51 to induce their antimycobacterial activity. PMID:26470029

  12. A Nano-MgO and Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed 'Green' Synthesis Protocol for the Development of Adamantyl-Imidazolo-Thiadiazoles as Anti-Tuberculosis Agents Targeting Sterol 14α-Demethylase (CYP51).

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    Anusha, Sebastian; Cp, Baburajeev; Mohan, Chakrabhavi Dhananjaya; Mathai, Jessin; Rangappa, Shobith; Mohan, Surender; Chandra; Paricharak, Shardul; Mervin, Lewis; Fuchs, Julian E; M, Mahedra; Bender, Andreas; Basappa; Rangappa, Kanchugarakoppal S

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we describe the 'green' synthesis of novel 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-substituted-imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles (AITs) by ring formation reactions using 1-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-bromoethanone and 5-alkyl/aryl-2-amino1,3,4-thiadiazoles on a nano material base in ionic liquid media. Given the established activity of imidazothiadiazoles against M. tuberculosis, we next examined the anti-TB activity of AITs against the H37Rv strain using Alamar blue assay. Among the tested compounds 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole (3f) showed potent inhibitory activity towards M. tuberculosis with an MIC value of 8.5 μM. The inhibitory effect of this molecule against M. tuberculosis was comparable to the standard drugs such as Pyrazinamide, Streptomycin, and Ciprofloxacin drugs. Mechanistically, an in silico analysis predicted sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51) as the likely target and experimental activity of 3f in this system corroborated the in silico target prediction. In summary, we herein report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel AITs against M. tuberculosis that likely target CYP51 to induce their antimycobacterial activity.

  13. MicroRNAs in Hyperglycemia Induced Endothelial Cell Dysfunction

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    Maskomani Silambarasan

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Hyperglycemia is closely associated with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Hyperglycemia increases the risk of vascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, peripheral vascular disease and cerebro/cardiovascular diseases. Under hyperglycemic conditions, the endothelial cells become dysfunctional. In this study, we investigated the miRNA expression changes in human umbilical vein endothelial cells exposed to different glucose concentrations (5, 10, 25 and 40 mM glucose and at various time intervals (6, 12, 24 and 48 h. miRNA microarray analyses showed that there is a correlation between hyperglycemia induced endothelial dysfunction and miRNA expression. In silico pathways analyses on the altered miRNA expression showed that the majority of the affected biological pathways appeared to be associated to endothelial cell dysfunction and apoptosis. We found the expression of ten miRNAs (miR-26a-5p, -26b-5p, 29b-3p, -29c-3p, -125b-1-3p, -130b-3p, -140-5p, -192-5p, -221-3p and -320a to increase gradually with increasing concentration of glucose. These miRNAs were also found to be involved in endothelial dysfunction. At least seven of them, miR-29b-3p, -29c-3p, -125b-1-3p, -130b-3p, -221-3p, -320a and -192-5p, can be correlated to endothelial cell apoptosis.

  14. Exercise with latex sport bands represents a risk for latex allergic patients.

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    Untersmayr, Eva; Lukschal, Anna; Hemmer, Wolfgang; Harwanegg, Christian; Breiteneder, Heimo; Jarisch, Reinhard; Scheiner, Otto; Jensen-Jarolim, Erika

    2008-01-29

    Based on two clinical observations of adverse reactions during exercise with latex sport bands, we aimed to assess the possible risk for allergic patients posed by this equipment by investigating allergen content and IgE binding potential. Protein extracts of three different latex sport bands were characterized with sera of latex allergic patients. The IgE recognition profile of the allergic patients was identified by component resolved diagnosis and the allergen composition of the extracts was characterized by inhibition assays with the recombinant latex allergens Hev b 1, 3, 5, 6.02, and 8. The sera showed pronounced IgE binding to all three blotted extracts, however with diverse patterns. Inhibition assays revealed the presence of Hev b 1, 3, 5, and 8 in latex sport band extracts. The clinical relevance of contained allergens was demonstrated by strong skin reactions when testing with latex sport bands. From our results we conclude that latex sport bands contain clinically relevant allergens and may cause latex allergic individuals to experience allergic symptoms, potentially amplified by exercise-induced mechanisms. Even though latex is labeled on products, it is important that patients as well as athletic trainers and physical therapists recognize the risk of adverse reactions with these bands.

  15. A lectin histochemical study of the thoracic respiratory air sacs of the fowl

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    A.J. Bezuidenhout

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The lectin-binding characteristics of the epithelial lining of the thoracic air sacs of the chicken were determined. Con A, LCA and PSA bound to the apical membrane as well as to the cytoplasm distal to the nucleus of the surface epithelium, indicated the presence of a-linked mannose as well as Nacetylchitobiose- linked a-fucose residues in the glycoproteins. GSL I bound to the apical membrane and cytoplasm distal to the nucleus, but not to the cilia of the epithelium, where-as MPL, DBA and RCA120 bound to the apical membrane, cilia and cytoplasm, indicated the presence of a-linked Nacetylgalactosamine residues. However, neither SJA or SBA showed any binding, indicating the absence of b anomers of galactosyl (b1.3N-acetylgalactosamine and b-linked N-acetylgalactosamine residues. UEA I bound to the apical membrane and cilia, as well as to the cytoplasm of a few cells, indicated the presence of a-linked fucose residues. PNA bound to the apical membrane of some, but not all, surface epithelium cells, indicated the presence of galactosyl (b1.3N-acetylgalactosamine residues. WGA bound to the apical membrane and cilia, as well as to the cytoplasm of a few cells, indicated the presence of neuraminic acid residues.

  16. MicroRNAs in Hyperglycemia Induced Endothelial Cell Dysfunction.

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    Silambarasan, Maskomani; Tan, Jun Rong; Karolina, Dwi Setyowati; Armugam, Arunmozhiarasi; Kaur, Charanjit; Jeyaseelan, Kandiah

    2016-01-01

    Hyperglycemia is closely associated with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Hyperglycemia increases the risk of vascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, peripheral vascular disease and cerebro/cardiovascular diseases. Under hyperglycemic conditions, the endothelial cells become dysfunctional. In this study, we investigated the miRNA expression changes in human umbilical vein endothelial cells exposed to different glucose concentrations (5, 10, 25 and 40 mM glucose) and at various time intervals (6, 12, 24 and 48 h). miRNA microarray analyses showed that there is a correlation between hyperglycemia induced endothelial dysfunction and miRNA expression. In silico pathways analyses on the altered miRNA expression showed that the majority of the affected biological pathways appeared to be associated to endothelial cell dysfunction and apoptosis. We found the expression of ten miRNAs (miR-26a-5p, -26b-5p, 29b-3p, -29c-3p, -125b-1-3p, -130b-3p, -140-5p, -192-5p, -221-3p and -320a) to increase gradually with increasing concentration of glucose. These miRNAs were also found to be involved in endothelial dysfunction. At least seven of them, miR-29b-3p, -29c-3p, -125b-1-3p, -130b-3p, -221-3p, -320a and -192-5p, can be correlated to endothelial cell apoptosis. PMID:27070575

  17. Oxidative burst and the activity of defense-related enzymes in compatible and incompatible tomato-Alternaria solani interactions

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    Maria Isabel Balbi-Peña

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS, hypersensitive response (HR, and the activity of the enzymes guaiacol peroxidase, catalase, polyphenol oxidase, B-1,3-glucanase and chitinase, were studied in leaves of resistant [CNPH 1287 (Solanum habrochaites syn. Lycopersicon hirsutum] and susceptible [Santa Cruz Kada (S. lycopersicum syn. L. esculentum] tomato genotypes inoculated with Alternaria solani. Leaves were collected at the time of inoculation and at 4, 8, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours post inoculation. Conidia germination occurred equally onto the leaf surface in both genotypes and germination tubes grew without apparent orientation. Lesion frequency was lower in CNPH 1287, and it was the consequence of a lower number of appressoria formed in that genotype. ROS were observed in low frequency in both genotypes. HR was observed in penetrated epidermal host cells also in both genotypes. It seems that ROS and HR would not contribute to the resistance of S. habrochaites to A. solani in this study. The activity of guaiacol peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase, B-1,3-glucanase and chitinase was significantly increased in the resistant genotype. These results suggest that defense-related enzymes but no oxidative burst play a role in the defense response of S. habrochaites to A. solani.

  18. A Nano-MgO and Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed 'Green' Synthesis Protocol for the Development of Adamantyl-Imidazolo-Thiadiazoles as Anti-Tuberculosis Agents Targeting Sterol 14α-Demethylase (CYP51.

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    Sebastian Anusha

    Full Text Available In this work, we describe the 'green' synthesis of novel 6-(adamantan-1-yl-2-substituted-imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles (AITs by ring formation reactions using 1-(adamantan-1-yl-2-bromoethanone and 5-alkyl/aryl-2-amino1,3,4-thiadiazoles on a nano material base in ionic liquid media. Given the established activity of imidazothiadiazoles against M. tuberculosis, we next examined the anti-TB activity of AITs against the H37Rv strain using Alamar blue assay. Among the tested compounds 6-(adamantan-1-yl-2-(4-methoxyphenylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole (3f showed potent inhibitory activity towards M. tuberculosis with an MIC value of 8.5 μM. The inhibitory effect of this molecule against M. tuberculosis was comparable to the standard drugs such as Pyrazinamide, Streptomycin, and Ciprofloxacin drugs. Mechanistically, an in silico analysis predicted sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51 as the likely target and experimental activity of 3f in this system corroborated the in silico target prediction. In summary, we herein report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel AITs against M. tuberculosis that likely target CYP51 to induce their antimycobacterial activity.

  19. A Nano-MgO and Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed 'Green' Synthesis Protocol for the Development of Adamantyl-Imidazolo-Thiadiazoles as Anti-Tuberculosis Agents Targeting Sterol 14α-Demethylase (CYP51).

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    Anusha, Sebastian; Cp, Baburajeev; Mohan, Chakrabhavi Dhananjaya; Mathai, Jessin; Rangappa, Shobith; Mohan, Surender; Chandra; Paricharak, Shardul; Mervin, Lewis; Fuchs, Julian E; M, Mahedra; Bender, Andreas; Basappa; Rangappa, Kanchugarakoppal S

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we describe the 'green' synthesis of novel 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-substituted-imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles (AITs) by ring formation reactions using 1-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-bromoethanone and 5-alkyl/aryl-2-amino1,3,4-thiadiazoles on a nano material base in ionic liquid media. Given the established activity of imidazothiadiazoles against M. tuberculosis, we next examined the anti-TB activity of AITs against the H37Rv strain using Alamar blue assay. Among the tested compounds 6-(adamantan-1-yl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole (3f) showed potent inhibitory activity towards M. tuberculosis with an MIC value of 8.5 μM. The inhibitory effect of this molecule against M. tuberculosis was comparable to the standard drugs such as Pyrazinamide, Streptomycin, and Ciprofloxacin drugs. Mechanistically, an in silico analysis predicted sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51) as the likely target and experimental activity of 3f in this system corroborated the in silico target prediction. In summary, we herein report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel AITs against M. tuberculosis that likely target CYP51 to induce their antimycobacterial activity. PMID:26470029

  20. A new approach for the synthesis of bioactive heteroaryl thiazolidine-2,4-diones

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    Ibrahim, Magdy Ahmed; Abdel-Hamed, Mohamed Abdel-Megid; El-Gohary, Naser Mohamed, E-mail: magdy_ahmed1977@yahoo.co [Ain Shams University, Roxy, Cairo (Egypt). Faculty of Education. Dept. of Chemistry

    2011-07-01

    Condensation of 3-formylchromone (1) with thiazolidine-2,4-dione (2) afforded 5-[4-oxo-4Hchromen- 3-yl)methylene]-1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-dione (3). Reaction of 3 with hydrazine hydrate, phenyl hydrazine and hydroxylamine hydrochloride gave the corresponding pyrazole and isoxazole derivatives 4-7. Compound 3 was subjected to react with thiourea, guanidine and cyanoguanidine to give the corresponding pyrimidine derivatives 8-10. Pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidine 12, benzo[1,5] diazepine 15, pyrido[1,2-b][1,2,4]triazepine 16, 1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazepine 19 and 1,2,4-triazino[3,2-b][1,3,4]thiadiazepine 20 linked thiazolidine-2,4-dione were prepared from the reaction of 3 with N,N- and N,S- bifunctional nucleophiles. The chemical reactivity of 3 towards carbon nucleophiles gave new heterocyclic moieties linked thiazolidine-2,4-dione 22.25. The synthesized compounds were screened in vitro for their antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris and Candida albicans. (author)

  1. 菠萝渣纤维素降解菌的筛选及鉴定%Screening and Identification of Cellulose Degrading-Bacteria from Fermented Pineapple Residue

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    罗萍; 陈永辉; 贺军军; 李勤奋; 刘洋; 易润华

    2011-01-01

    In order to accelerate the fermentation of pineapple residue, various cellulose degrading-bacteria were isolated from naturally fermented pineapple residue by using manifold selective media, and obtained a pineapple residue cellulose degrading strain c3bl-3 through preliminary and repeated screenings with optimal medium of protein cellulose medium (PCS).It was identified as Chryseobacterium sp.according to its morphology, physiology, bio-chemical and molecular characteristics.%为了加快菠萝渣快速发酵,通过利用多种选择性培养基,从自然发酵的菠萝渣中分离到多种纤维素分解菌,经过初筛和复筛,获得了降解菠萝渣纤维素的菌株c3b1-3,其最适合的培养基为蛋白纤维素培养基;通过形态、生理生化特征和分子综合鉴定得出c3b1-3为金黄杆菌属(Chryseobacterium sp.).

  2. Perda de água, solo e fósforo com aplicação de dejeto líquido bovino em latossolo sob plantio direto e com chuva simulada Water, soil and phosphorus loss after cattle slurry application to oxisol under no-tillage and simulated rainfall

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    Hélio Fumiaki Mori

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available A região dos Campos Gerais do Paraná é importante produtora de leite em sistema confinado e, com isso, também geradora de dejeto líquido bovino. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar perdas de água, solo, P total, P solúvel e P particulado em chuva simulada, realizada imediatamente após a aplicação das doses de 0, 30, 60 e 90 m³ ha-1 de dejeto líquido bovino, em um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo manejado em plantio direto, e inferir os eventuais impactos na qualidade da água. A aplicação de dejeto aumentou a taxa de perda de água por escoamento superficial em mais de 10 vezes, em todos os intervalos de 15 min da chuva durante duas horas. O maior incremento na perda total de água ocorreu com as doses 0 e 30 m³ ha-1. A partir da dose de 60 m³ ha-1, houve tendência de estabilização da perda de água. A taxa de perda de solo nos primeiros 15 min de chuva também aumentou com a aplicação de dejeto, repetindo-se, embora não de forma significativa, até o final da chuva. O maior incremento na perda de solo também ocorreu com a aplicação das doses de 0 e 30 m³ ha-1, seguido por estabilização com as doses maiores. Parte do material sólido perdido veio do próprio dejeto. A aplicação de dejeto, mesmo na dose de 30 m³ ha-1, elevou a concentração de P total, solúvel e particulado no escoamento para valores acima dos níveis críticos relacionados com a eutrofização, especialmente nos primeiros 15 min de chuva. Por aumentar a taxa de escoamento de água e a concentração de P no escoamento, o dejeto também aumentou a perda absoluta das três formas de P, com tendência de estabilização a partir de 60 m³ ha-1. A causa do aumento substancial tanto das taxas como da quantidade absoluta de perda de água, solo e P por escoamento foi possivelmente o selamento superficial do solo promovido pelo próprio dejeto e pelo fato de a chuva ter ocorrido imediatamente após a aplicação deste.Campos Gerais in the State of Paran

  3. Variación espacial y temporal de las masas de agua, nutrientes y sedimentación de la materia orgánica e inorgánica en la bahía Mejillones del sur (23° S, Chile Spatial and temporal variability of water masses, nutrients and sedimentation of organic and inorganic matter, in Mejillones del sur bay (23° S, Chile

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    MAURICIO CERDA

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    Full Text Available Durante el verano austral de 2003-2004, se estudiaron las propiedades del material particulado que sedimenta en la bahía Mejillones del Sur, y la estructura físico-química de la columna de agua. Se encontraron aguas más cálidas y oxigenadas en la superficie, una clara estratificación entre 10 y 20 m de profundidad y aguas más frías, densas y subóxicas bajo los 30 m y hasta el fondo durante el periodo de estudio. La bahía se caracterizó por la interacción de tres masas de aguas: Agua Superficial Subtropical (ASST, Agua Subantártica (ASSA, Agua Subsuperficial Ecuatorial (AESS. Se puso en evidencia que eventos moderados y cortos de surgencia con duración entre tres a ocho días alternan con períodos más prolongados de estratificación de 29 días. Durante los eventos débiles de surgencia y en el inicio del evento de estratificación prevalecieron condiciones subóxicas a microóxicas con concentraciones de nutrientes más elevados en el estrato de los 10 a 15 m de profundidad. La variabilidad de los niveles de saturación de oxígeno disuelto (OD y de nutrientes con las concentraciones de nitrógeno (N, fósforo (P y ácido silícico (Si, y las razones de N:P y Si:NID en la superficie, indicaron la presencia de una dinámica importante de los procesos de reciclaje de la materia orgánica en la columna de agua, y del aporte alóctono de nutrientes durante la surgencia. Las variaciones quincenales de los flujos totales del material particulado colectado con trampas instaladas en la bahía, sugieren que la sedimentación del material en la columna de agua se encuentra gobernada por la alternancia entre los períodos de surgencia y de estratificación. Además en las trampas de sedimentación se observó un patrón de empobrecimiento de nitrógeno en función de la profundidad, lo que sugiere condiciones de remineralización y desnitrificación en las aguas oxido-reductoras de fondo de esta bahía.This study addresses the spatial and

  4. Effects of a highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma on the bone repair using non-critical defects in the calvaria of rabbits Efeitos do plasma rico em plaquetas altamente concentrado no reparo ósseo, utilizando defeitos não-críticos na calvária de coelhos

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    Marco Antonio de Oliveira Filho

    2010-02-01

    autógeno particulado (grupo 1, osso autógeno particulado associado com hPRP (grupo 2, hPRP de modo isolado (grupo 3 e coágulo sangüineo (controle, grupo 4. Os animais foram mortos na 2º, 4º e 6º semanas do pós-operatório. Análises histológicas e histomorfométricas foram realizadas. RESULTADOS: Em duas semanas, os grupos 1 e 2 estavam num estado de reparação mais adiantado que os grupos 3 e 4. Neste período, quando comparados os grupos 1 e 2, não foram observadas diferenças estatísticamente significativas, o mesmo acontecendo quando a comparação foi entre os grupos 3 e 4. Após quatro e seis semanas, contudo, o grupo1 mostrou um estágio mais avançado de reparo, isto quando comparado com todos os outros grupos estudados, enquanto o grupo 2 apresentou sinais mais avançados de reparo que os grupos 3 e 4. Comparando os grupos 3 e 4, após 4 e 6 semanas, um estágio menos avançado do reparo ósseo foi observado no grupo 3. CONCLUSÃO: O uso do plasma rico em plaquetas altamente concentrado foi considerado prejudicial ao reparo de defeitos não críticos na calvária de coelhos, tanto quando em associação com enxerto ósseo autógeno em partículas (quando comparado com enxerto ósseo em partículas de forma isolada quanto em sua forma isolada (quando comparado com o coágulo sangüíneo-controle.

  5. Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Danish Version: Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI)

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    Larsen, Camilla Marie; Hansen, Sabrina S.; Hansen, Line S.;

    2015-01-01

    Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Danish Version: Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI). Larsen CM1,2; Hansen SS2; Hansen LH2; Bruun P1; Juul-Kristensen B1,3. 1Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. 2Health Sciences Research...... Centre, University College Lillebaelt, Denmark. 3Institute of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiography, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway Introduction The Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess shoulder pain in wheelchair users...... in detecting shoulder pain and function in wheelchair users. Aims To translate and cross-culturally adapt WUSPI from the original English version into a Danish version, and to test face validity of the Danish version. Materials and methods An internationally recognized procedure was applied; Forward...

  6. Results from PLUTO at PETRA

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    Results obtained at the e+e- storage ring PETRA by the PLUTO collaboration at c.m. energies of 13, 17 and 27.4 GeV are presented. New limits on QED cut-off parameters are determined from Bhabha scattering; at 27.4 GeV the limits are Λsub(+) > 38 GeV and Λsub(-) > 60 GeV. The measured values of the total hadronic cross section, and the study of the jet character of the hadronic events are well consistent with the expected production of b mesons (with qsub(b) = 1/3), but do not require additional new quarks with charge 2/3. Hadronic events from two-photon exchange processes are observed with comparable rates as events from one-photon exchange. First results on the hadronic cross section in γγ collisions are given. (orig.)

  7. Mass spectrometric studies of cis- and trans-1a,3-disubstituted-1,1-dichloro-4-formyl-1a, 2,3,4-tetrahydro-1H-azirino [ 1,2-a ][ 1,5 ] benzodiazepines

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    XU, Jia-Xi(许家喜); ZHANG, Xin-Yu(张新宇); JIN, Sheng(金声)

    2000-01-01

    The mass spectrometric behaviour of four cis- and trans-1a,3- disubstituted -1,1 - dichloro-4-formyl-1a,2,3,4-tetrahydro1H-azirino[1,2-a] [1,5] benzodiazepines has been studied with the aid of mass-analysed ion kinetic energy spectrometry and exact mass measurements under electron impact ionization. All compounds show a tendency to eliminate a chlorine atom from the aziridine ring, and then eliminate a neutral propene or styrene from the diazepine ring to yield azirino[1,2-b][1,3]benzimidazole ions. These azirino[1,2-a] [1,5]-benzodiazepines can also eliminate HCl, or Cl plus HCl simultaneously to undergo a ring enlargement rearrangement to yield 1,6-benzodiazocine ions, which further lose small molecular fragments, propyne or phenylacetylene, with rearrangement to give quinoxaline ions.

  8. N+和Ti+离子注入井冈霉素生产菌诱变筛选高产菌株的研究%Screening on the high yield validamycin producing strain by implantation with N+ and Ti+ ion sources

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    虞龙; 安肖

    2007-01-01

    利用N+和Ti+离子注入对井冈霉素生产菌株进行诱变选育,比较了出发菌株经过两种离子源注入后的诱变效应.初步探索使用金属离子和气体离子交替注入诱变方法,得到了较高的正突变率和突变增幅.用该方法诱变得到一株高产菌株B1-3,其产井冈霉素A组分的效价为21514,比出发菌株提高54.4%.经多次传代实验表明该菌株的遗传稳定性较好.

  9. Electron microscope observation of single - crystalline beryllium thin foils

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    Thin foils prepared from single crystalline beryllium simples deformed at room temperature, have been observed by transmission electron microscopy. The various deformation modes have been investigated separately, from their early stages and their characteristic dislocation configurations have been observed. Basal slip is characterized at is outset by the presence of numerous dipoles and elongated prismatic loops. More pronounced cold work leads to the formation of dislocation tangles and bundles which eventually give a cellular structure. Prismatic slip begins by the cross-slip of dislocations from the basal plane into the prismatic plane. A cellular structure is equally observed in heavily deformed samples. Sessile dislocations have been observed in twin boundaries; they are produced by reactions between slip dislocations and twin dislocations. Finally, the study of samples quenched from 1100 deg. C and annealed at 200 deg. C has shown that the observed loops lie in prismatic planes and have a Burgers vector b 1/3. (authors)

  10. Oligomerization and Polymerization of Ethylene Initiated by a Novel Ni(Ⅱ)-Based Acetyliminopyridine Complexes as Single-Site Catalysts

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    2007-01-01

    Novel Ni(Ⅱ)-based acetyliminopyridine complexes 1b, 2b, 3b (1-3b), which are synthesized from ligands 1a, 2a, 3a (1-3a) and [NiCl2(DME)], are suitable precursors for the catalysts that are necessary for ethylene oligomerization and polymerization reactions, activated by methylaluminoxane (MAO).The MAO-treated 1-3b presents an active catalytic center, which may oligomerize and polymerize ethylene to produce linear α-olefins and polyethylene, respectively. The molecular weight distributions of oligomers that are obtained are in good agreement with the Schulz-Flory rules for oligomers>C4. The activity of oligomers show significant reliance on the structures of catalyst precursors.

  11. Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Some New Fused 1,2,4-Triazines Bearing Thiophene Moieties With Expected Pharmacological Activity

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    Mosselhi A. Mosselhi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Rapid and efficient solvent-free synthesis of 4-amino-3-mercapto-6-[2-(2-thienylvinyl]-1,2,4-triazin-5(4H-one 1 under microwave irradiation is described. Some new fused heterobicyclic nitrogen systems such as 1,2,4-triazino[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazinones, 1,3,4-thiadiazolo[2,3-c][1,2,4]triazinone and pyrazolo[5,1-c]-[1,2,4]triazine-7-carbonitrile, have been synthesized by treatment of 1 with bifunctional oxygen and halogen compounds, CS2/KOH and malononitrile via heterocyclization reactions, in addition to some uncondensed triazines. Structures of the products have been deduced from their elemental analysis and spectral data (IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR. Select new synthesized compounds were screened as anticancer agents, with some showing activity as cytotoxic agents against different cancer cell lines.

  12. Microwave assisted synthesis and biological activity of novel coumarinyltriazolothiadiazoles

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    Kumar P

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of new 3-(4-methylcoumarinyl-7-oxymethyl-6-substitutedphenyl-5,6-dihydro-s-triazolo (3,4-b(1,3,4-thiadiazoles 2(a-j have been synthesized by reacting 5-(4-methyl coumarinyl-7-oxymethyl-4-amino-3-mercapto(4H-1,2,4-triazole with various aromatic aldehydes by microwave assisted organic synthesis. The structure of the compounds 2 (a-j has been confirmed by IR, 1 H NMR and mass spectral data. All the compounds were screened for antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. Among the compounds tested, compounds 2d (4-dimethyl amino phenyl derivative and 2h (3,4-dimethoxy phenyl derivative showed better antimicrobial and antioxidant activity than rest of the compounds in the series.

  13. New Generation Perovskite Thermal Barrier Coating Materials

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    Ma, W.; Jarligo, M. O.; Mack, D. E.; Pitzer, D.; Malzbender, J.; Vaßen, R.; Stöver, D.

    2008-12-01

    Advanced ceramic materials of perovskite structure have been developed for potential application in thermal barrier coating systems, in an effort to improve the properties of the pre-existing ones like yttria-stabilized zirconia. Yb2O3 and Gd2O3 doped strontium zirconate (SrZrO3) and barium magnesium tantalate (Ba(Mg1/3Ta2/3)O3) of the ABO3 and complex A(B'1/3B''2/3)O3 systems, respectively, have been synthesized using ball milling prior to solid state sintering. Thermal and mechanical investigations show desirable properties for high-temperature coating applications. On atmospheric plasma spraying, the newly developed thermal barrier coatings reveal promising thermal cycle lifetime up to 1350 °C.

  14. PtLGBP, a pattern recognition receptor in Portunus trituberculatus involved in the immune response against different challenges.

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    Chen, Y-E; Jin, S; Zhao, Q-S; Zhang, Y; Wang, C-L

    2014-09-01

    Lipopolysaccharide and b-1,3-glucan binding protein (LGBP) is a pattern recognition receptor that can recognize and bind LPS and b-1,3-glucan. LGBP has crucial roles in innate immune defense against Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. In this study, LGBP functions in Portunus trituberculatus innate immunity were analyzed. First, the mRNA expression of PtLGBP in hemocytes, hepatopancreas, and muscle toward three typical pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) stimulations were examined using real-time PCR. Results show that the overall trend of relative expressions of the LGBP gene in three tissues is consistent, showing up-down trend. In each group, the highest expression of the LGBP gene was at 3 and 12 h post-injection. The LGBP gene is also expressed significantly higher in the hemocytes and hepatopancreas than in the muscle. The highest level of LGBP was in the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and glucan-injected group, whereas the lowest level was in the PGN-injected group. Furthermore, bacterial agglutination assay with polyclonal antibody specifically for PtLGBP proved that the recombinant PtLGBP (designated as rPtLGBP) could exhibit obvious agglutination activity toward Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and V. alginolyticus; Gram-positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis; and fungi Saccharomyces cerevisiae. LGBP in Portunus trituberculatus possibly served as a multi-functional PRR. In addition, LGBP is not only involved in the immune response against Gram-negative and fungi, as manifested in other invertebrates, but also has a significant role in anti-Gram-positive bacteria infection.

  15. Estudo imunocitológico do fígado, baço e gânglio linfático de pacientes na forma hepatoesplênica da esquistossomose mansônica, utilizando a microscopia de fluorescência

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    A. Magalhães Filho

    1968-06-01

    ções imunológicas; o infiltrado inflamatório dos espaços porta e das Jaixas de fibrose é especifico, pelo menos em parte; o granuloma esquistossoviótico é um processo reacional específico frente ao material antigênico contido no ôvo; o material antigênico demonstrado pelo método usado na esquistosomose mansônica é particulado (o método não permite demonstrar antígenos solúveis.

  16. A poluição do ar e o sistema respiratório Air pollution and the respiratory system

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    Marcos Abdo Arbex

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A poluição atmosférica encontra-se presente nos mais diferentes cenários ao longo dos últimos 250 anos, desde que a Revolução Industrial acelerou o processo de emissão de poluentes que, até então, estava limitado ao uso doméstico de combustíveis vegetais e minerais e às emissões vulcânicas intermitentes. Hoje, aproximadamente 50% da população do planeta vivem em cidades e aglomerados urbanos e estão expostas a níveis progressivamente maiores de poluentes do ar. Este estudo é uma revisão não sistemática sobre os diferentes tipos e fontes de poluentes do ar e os efeitos respiratórios atribuídos à exposição a esses contaminantes. Podem ser creditados aos poluentes particulados e gasosos, emitidos por diferentes fontes, aumentos nos sintomas de doenças, na procura por atendimentos em serviços de emergência e no número de internações e de óbitos. Mais do que descompensar doenças pré-existentes, exposições crônicas têm ajudado a aumentar o número de casos novos de asma, de DPOC e de câncer de pulmão, tanto em áreas urbanas quanto em áreas rurais, fazendo com que os poluentes atmosféricos rivalizem com a fumaça do tabaco pelo papel de principal fator de risco para estas doenças. Na rotina de clínicos e pneumologistas, esperamos contribuir para consolidar a importância da investigação sobre a exposição aos poluentes do ar e o reconhecimento de que esse fator de risco merece ser levado em conta na adoção da melhor terapêutica para o controle das descompensações agudas das doenças respiratórias e para a sua manutenção entre as crises.Over the past 250 years-since the Industrial Revolution accelerated the process of pollutant emission, which, until then, had been limited to the domestic use of fuels (mineral and vegetal and intermittent volcanic emissions-air pollution has been present in various scenarios. Today, approximately 50% of the people in the world live in cities and urban areas and

  17. Associação entre poluição atmosférica e doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares na cidade de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brasil Association between air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in Itabira, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Alfésio Luís Ferreira Braga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A cidade de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brasil, está localizada na Serra do Espinhaço, onde existem grandes jazidas de minério de ferro que são extraídas em lavra mecanizada a céu aberto. Este estudo foi realizado para avaliar os efeitos agudos do material particulado inalável (PM10 sobre os atendimentos em pronto-socorro por doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares no Município de Itabira. Modelos aditivos generalizados de regressão de Poisson foram utilizados, controlando-se para temperatura, umidade e sazonalidades de longa e curta duração. Aumentos de 10µg/m³ no PM10 foram associados com aumentos nos atendimentos de pronto-socorro por doenças respiratórias de 4% (IC95%: 2,2-5,8, no dia e no dia seguinte, para crianças menores de 13 anos, e de 12% (IC95%: 8,5-15,5, nos três dias subseqüentes para os adolescentes entre 13 e 19 anos. Dentre os atendimentos por doenças cardiovasculares, o efeito foi agudo (4%; IC95%: 0,8-8,5, principalmente para os indivíduos com idade entre 45 e 64 anos. Esses resultados mostram que o PM10 gerado principalmente através de mineração a céu aberto pode acarretar prejuízos à saúde da população exposta.The city of Itabira, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, is located in the Espinhaço Mountain Range, an area that features large-scale mechanized iron ore pit mines. The current study evaluates the acute effects of inhalable particulate matter (PM10 in terms of emergency room visits due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in Itabira. Generalized additive Poisson regression models were adopted, controlling for temperature, humidity, and both short and long-term seasonality. Increases of 10mg/m³ in PM10 were associated with increases in respiratory emergency room visits of 4% (95%CI: 2.2-5.8, at lags 0 and 1 for children and adolescents younger than 13 years of age, and of 12% (95%CI: 8.5-15.5 on the three subsequent days for adolescents (13 to 19 years of age. For cardiovascular diseases, the

  18. Aspectos da distribuição de tecidos músculo-esqueléticos de um banco de tecidos Aspects of the distribution of musculoskeletal tissues by a tissue bank

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    Roney Campos Granjeiro

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as características da distribuição desses por um Banco de Tecidos no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Base de dados do Banco de Tecidos entre setembro de 2006 e junho de 2008. Características dos receptores foram tabuladas. Os tipos de tecidos processados foram: cabeças femorais, osso metafisio-epifisário, osso cortical, ossos curtos ou chatos e tendões. O destino dos enxertos foi analisado. Frequências das distribuições foram obtidas e analisadas. RESULTADOS: Foram distribuídas 734 unidades tecidos fresco-congelados, transplantadas em 683 receptores. Doadores de múltiplos órgãos originaram 97,9% dos tecidos e doadores vivos os demais. Foram transplantados 489 unidades de osso córtico-esponjoso, 137 de osso metafisio-epifisário, 44 de osso chato ou curto, 3 de tendão, 29 de osso particulado e 32 de cabeças femorais. A média de idade dos receptores foi 50,3 anos, sendo 59,5% do sexo feminino e 40,5% do masculino. Os tecidos foram destinados para uso ortopédico em 21,1% dos casos e buco-maxilo-facial, em 78,9%. CONCLUSÃO: O Banco de Tecidos aumentou o número de distribuições em resposta à demanda crescente de tecidos, principalmente para uso em cirurgia buco-maxilo-facial.OBJECTIVE: Is to evaluate the characteristics of the distribution of these grafts by a Tissue Bank in Brazil. METHODS: Tissue Bank database from September 2006 to June 2008. The characteristics of the recipients were drawn up in the table form. The types of tissue processed were: femoral heads, metaphyseal-epiphyseal bone, cortical bone, flat or short bones and tendons. The intended purpose of the grafts was analyzed, and distribution frequencies were also obtained and analyzed. RESULTS: Altogether, 734 units of fresh-frozen tissue were distributed and transplanted into 683 recipients. In terms of origin of the tissues, 97.9% came from multiple organ donors, and the remainder from living donors. A total of 489 units of cortical bone were transplanted

  19. Aplicación de índices de calidad de agua - ICA orientados al uso de la fuente para consumo humano Applying water quality indexes (WQI to the use of water sources for human consumption

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    Pérez Andrea

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de origen natural y antrópico de las fuentes de agua limitan su aprovechamiento principalmente para el consumo humano; herramientas de diagnóstico rápidas y representativas como los índices de calidad del agua —ICA— garantizan una evaluación integral del recurso, fundamental en la toma de acciones para manejo y control del riesgo sanitario a través de los diferentes procesos de potabilización. El análisis comparativo de la aplicación de los índices ICA-NSF, ICA Dinius, ICAUCA y UWQI en cinco puntos del río Cauca localizados en el tramo Salvajina – Bocatoma Puerto Mallarino mostró que el río presenta un deterioro creciente a medida que es afectado por las actividades socioeconómicas desarrolladas en su cuenca, presentando calidad entre regular y mala, haciendo necesario su tratamiento para la destinación del recurso en consumo humano, e incluso la incorporación de tratamientos específicos como la adsorción con carbón activado y otros. Las variables de mayor incidencia en el valor final de los ICA fueron los patógenos y las asociadas a presencia de material particulado; sin embargo, para una evaluación más integral del río, y dados los usos del suelo que pueden generar en la fuente presencia de otras sustancias causantes de riesgo sanitario, se recomienda considerar el desarrollo o adaptación de un índice con estructura similar a la del DQWI que tenga en cuenta la variación en el tiempo y en el espacio de los parámetros que lo conforman y su comparación con la normatividad vigente.Naturally occurring and anthropic contamination of water sources limits the use of water for human consumption. Fast and representative tools, such as water quality indexes (WQI,allow performing an integral assessment of the resource, this being essential when making decisions about the management and control of sanitary risks through different purification processes. A comparative analysis of applying WQINSF

  20. Fluidodinâmica de sementes de brócolos em leito fluizado e leito de jorro Fluid-dynamics of broccoli seeds in fluized and spouted beds

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    Celina de Almeida

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Os processos em leito fluidizado e de jorro são comumente empregados para secagem, recobrimento e granulação de sistemas particulados nas indústrias química e farmacêutica, enquanto na área agronômica estão limitados a tratamento de algumas espécies de sementes. Este trabalho objetivou apresentar a análise fluidodinâmica dos leitos fluidizado e de jorro, quando são utilizadas sementes de brócolos (Brassica oleracea L. var. Italica e verificar a influência na germinação das sementes, submetidas aos dois tipos de processo por 60 min à temperatura do ar de 25°C. A fluidodinâmica nos dois tipos de contato, leitos fluidizado e de jorro, foi estabelecida pelas medidas da queda de pressão no leito e vazões de ar crescentes e decrescentes, para diferentes cargas de sementes. As condições experimentais foram baseadas nas análises das propriedades físicas das sementes e limitadas às dimensões do equipamento de laboratório. O leito cone-cilíndrico foi projetado e construído em acrílico, para permitir a visualização do processo. Os valores de queda de pressão máxima, vazão de jorro mínimo, vazão de jorro estável e queda de pressão no mínimo jorro foram obtidos a partir dos gráficos de queda de pressão-vazão para o leito de jorro. Estes valores foram comparados aos correspondentes valores obtidos por equações empíricas citadas na literatura. O mesmo procedimento foi realizado para o leito fluidizado obtendo-se os valores para velocidade de mínima fluidização e queda de pressão na mínima fluidização. Não houve danos à germinação das sementes que participaram dos processos.The spouted and fluidized bed technologies are usually employed in operations of drying, coating and granulation of particles by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The use of these techniques in agronomy is limited to the treatment of some species of seeds. In this work, the objective was to analyse the fluid-dynamics of

  1. Copper electrowinning in a moving-bed cell based on reactive electrodialysis

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    Cifuentes, L.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available A two-compartment lab-scale reactive electrodialysis (RED cell with a moving particulate cathode has been used for copper electrowinning. The cathodic reaction was copper electrodeposition on a bed of copper particles forced to circulate inside a fixed cylindrical enclosure by the action of rotating paddles; the anodic reaction was ferrous to ferric ion oxidation on an anode made of static graphite bars. The anolyte (aqueous FeSO4 + H2SO4 and catholyte (aqueous CuSO4 + H2SO4 are kept separate by an anion membrane which prevents cation transport between the electrolytes. Experiments were carried out in order to characterize cell performance under various conditions. When operating with 40 g/L Cu (II, I = 6 A, T = 50°C, 40 rpm paddle rotation and 990 mL/min electrolyte recirculation flowrate, the specific energy consumption (SEC for copper electrowinning was 2.25 kWh/kg. An optimization of cell dimensions gave an improved SEC of 1.55 kWh/kg whereas a temperature increase from 50 to 56°C (without changing cell dimensions produced a SEC of 1.50 kWh/kg, which is 25% lower than normal values for conventional copper electrowinning cells. A comparison was drawn between the performance of this cell and a squirrel-cage cell previously developed by the authors.

    Una celda a escala laboratorio de electrodiálisis reactiva (EDR, de dos compartimientos con cátodo particulado móvil, se ha utilizado para electroobtener cobre. La reacción catódica fue la electrodeposición de cobre sobre un lecho de partículas de cobre que circulan dentro de un cilindro fijo por la acción de paletas rotatorias; la reacción anódica fue la oxidación de ión ferroso a ión férrico sobre un ánodo hecho de barras de grafito estáticas. El anolito (FeSO4 + H2SO4 acuoso y el catolito (CuSO4 + H2SO4 acuoso se mantienen separados por una

  2. Estoques de carbono orgânico e de nitrogênio no solo em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária em plantio direto, submetido a intensidades de pastejo Soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks in an untilled crop-livestock integration system under different grazing intensities

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    Edicarlos Damacena de Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Sistemas de integração lavoura-pecuária têm um alto potencial de uso no sul do país, especialmente em áreas de soja sob plantio direto, com espécies de cobertura no inverno. A condução de sistemas de integração com diferentes intensidades de manejo da pastagem resultará, ao longo do tempo, em estoques de C orgânico (CO e de N diferenciados, decorrentes do aporte diferenciado de resíduos. Este trabalho foi realizado para avaliar a evolução dos estoques de CO e de N total (NT e em frações físicas da matéria orgânica em solo submetido a diferentes intensidades de pastejo, em plantio direto. O experimento foi iniciado em 2001, em um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, após a colheita da soja. Os tratamentos constaram de alturas de manejo da pastagem (aveia-preta + azevém: 10, 20 e 40 cm, com bovinos jovens, e sem pastejo, seguido do cultivo de soja, em delineamento de blocos ao acaso. Amostras de solo foram retiradas no início do experimento (maio 2001, após três anos (maio de 2004 e após seis anos (maio de 2007, para a avaliação dos teores e dos estoques de CO e de NT. Intensidades de pastejo moderadas (20 e 40 cm de altura do pasto promoveram aumento nos estoques de CO total, CO particulado, NT e N na matéria orgânica particulada no solo, semelhante ao plantio direto sem pastejo. Na alta intensidade de pastejo (10 cm, houve redução no estoque desses elementos, com degradação da qualidade da matéria orgânica.The potential for adopting crop-livestock systems in southern Brazil is high, especially in untilled soybean areas with cover crops in the winter season. The long-term use of this system at different grazing intensities will result in different carbon and nitrogen stocks in the soil due to the different plant and animal residues. This research was conducted to evaluate alterations in total carbon and nitrogen pools and in organic matter fractions in a soil under different grazing intensities under no

  3. Atributos biológicos e dinâmica da matéria orgânica em Latossolos Amarelos na região do Cerrado piauiense sob sistema plantio direto

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    Rossanna Barbosa Pragana

    2012-06-01

    esse tempo é insuficiente para melhoria desses atributos. O aumento do tempo de uso do solo com plantio direto diminui o teor de C particulado e mantém o de C associado aos minerais, em comparação ao solo do Cerrado nativo.

  4. Relationship between water transparency and physical-chemical variables in lakes of the western Amazon, Brazil=Variações entre transparência de água e variáveis físico-químicas em lagos da Amazônia Ocidental, Brasil

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    Giselle Vanessa Trevisan

    2012-01-01

    delineamento seguiu a escolha das variáveis, análise das premissas impostas pelo modelo de regressão linear e validação do modelo. As variáveis que melhor se ajustaram ao modelo foram: nível da água, temperatura de fundo, condutividade e pH para ambos os períodos de análise (R2 = 0,64. O modelo resultante sugere que o processo de ressuspensão e sedimentação do material particulado influenciam as variáveis físicas e químicas juntamente à variação sazonal no nível da água nos sistemas de lagos da RDSM.

  5. Toxicidade de flúor em cultivares de milho em área próxima a uma indústria cerâmica, Araras (SP Fluorine toxicity in corn plants nearby a ceramic industry, Araras, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Caio Fortes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Indústrias que submetem material terroso a altas temperaturas como a de cerâmicas, emitem fluoretos para a atmosfera na forma de gás, particulado ou ácido fluorídrico. Em experimentos de milho (Zea mays L., do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Araras (SP, as plantas apresentaram sintomas que evoluíam de uma descoloração do limbo foliar até o secamento marginal das folhas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os teores foliares de flúor (F na cultura do milho com sintomas de toxicidade causados por fluoretos atmosféricos emitidos por uma indústria cerâmica vizinha, e possíveis diferenças entre as cultivares de milho quanto à severidade desses sintomas. Em um experimento atribuíram-se notas relativas ao grau de injúria das folhas de 22 cultivares e, em outro, foi feita determinação de F em três cultivares de milho semeadas a 350 e 1.000 metros de distância daquela indústria. Os teores foliares de F nas folhas de milho estavam altos nas duas distâncias. Para o milho "safrinha" os teores chegaram até quatro vezes acima do teor crítico, variando entre 126 e 160 mg.kg-1. Constataram-se diferenças entre as cultivares de milho quanto à severidade de sintomas, mas não foi possível estabelecer correlação com danos na produtividade.The emission of fluoride gases, particles or fluoridric acid is commonly observed in industries that submit terrigenous materials to high temperatures, such as in the ceramic industry. Unusual abnormalities in leaves of adult plants that have been suspected to be fluorine toxicity have been observed in corn experiments carried out in the Center of Agricultural Sciences of the Federal University of São Carlos, Araras, SP, Brazil. The symptoms in the corn leaves started as discolouring of internerval cells of completed developed leaves followed by marginal burning of its tips. The objectives of this work was to evaluate the amount of fluorine (F in corn leaves

  6. Cultivo e características nutricionais de Pleurotus em substrato pasteurizado Cultivation and nutritional characteristics of Pleurotus grown in pasteurized substrate

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    Eduardo Bernardi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produtividade, eficiência biológica, massa fresca, composição centesimal dos cogumelos Pleurotus ostreatus (BF24 e Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC96/03 e PSC01/06 produzidos no substrato capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum pasteurizado e a relação Carbono/Nitrogênio inicial e final do substrato. O substrato seco e particulado a 2 cm foi umedecido por 24 horas e pasteurizado a 100 ºC durante 30 minutos. Adicionaram-se 3% de inóculo de cada linhagem, sendo acondicionado em embalagens de polipropileno com 1 kg cada uma. Os substratos foram incubados a 26 ºC e na fase de frutificação a 23±3 ºC e umidade relativa de 75% a 90%. Na linhagem BF24 observou-se maior massa fresca (281,19g, eficiência biológica (112,46% e produtividade (28,11%. O substrato com relação Carbono:Nitrogênio inicial de 162:1 foi o de menor relação (68:1 após o cultivo do P. sajor-caju (PSC01/06. A linhagem PSC96/03 proporcionou maior teor de proteína em relação às demais, tendo a BF24 maior teor de lipídios. Quanto ao teor de carboidratos e cinzas, nas diferentes espécies e linhagens não houve diferenças significativas; já para a quantidade de fibras, as linhagens BF24 e PSC01/06 foram similares, porém superiores a PSC96/03. As duas espécies de Pleurotus podem ser cultivadas em capim-elefante pasteurizado, suprimindo o processo de compostagem.The objective of this work was to evaluate the productivity, biological efficiency, fresh matter, and centesimal composition of mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (BF24 and Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC96/03 and PSC01/06 grown in pasteurized elephant grass substrate (Pennisetum purpureum. It was also assessed the initial and final Carbon/Nitrogen ratio. The dried 2-cm-particulate substrate was moist for 24 hours and pasteurized at 100ºC during 30 minutes. Then, it was added 3% of inoculum of each strain. The substrate was placed into 1-kg polypropylene bags. The bags were incubated

  7. CONCRETE-RUBBER TYRES USED IN BIKE PATH = CONCRETO COM BORRACHA DE PNEUS APLICADO EM CICLOVIA

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    José Franklin Moreira

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Automotive tires have indefinite decomposition in nature and represent great concern about the environmental impacts. The tires disposed of improperly can cause many problems to accumulate water and enhance the proliferation of disease vectors. When directed to landfills can cause instability due to massive voids generated between them. In the case of incineration generate particulate matter and toxic gases becoming a health risk. The constituents of tires as, rubber, nylon and steel may constitute raw material for other uses. Thus, the final destination and environmentally correct, appropriate and safe reuse are challenges to be met in all segments. The construction impacts the environment, but you can use waste with the appropriate technical evidence. For the use of waste in construction are barriers, both technological and political, making this burgeoning practice. This work is an account of a joint experience between city government, construction company and educational institution, for the application of rubber originated automotive tires on a bike path. We used a concrete with addition of tire rubber, replacing the aggregate, for running a bike path and found to their possible application in replacement to conventional concrete. The bike path option offers mobility, fosters habits healthier life and leisure for the population served, and can contribute to sustainability. = Os pneus automotivos apresentam tempo indeterminado de decomposição na natureza representando grande preocupação quanto aos impactos ambientais. Os pneus descartados de forma inadequada podem causar muitos problemas ao acumular água e potencializar a proliferação de vetores de doenças. Quando direcionados aos aterros podem causar instabilidade no maciço devido aos vazios gerados entre eles. No caso da incineração geram material particulado e gases tóxicos tornando-se um risco à saúde. Como parte da constituição dos pneus, a borracha, o nylon e o a

  8. Análise de regressão múltipla das concentrações de PM10 em função de elementos meteorológicos para Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2005 e 2006 = Multiple regression analysis of PM10 concentration concerning to meteorological elements for Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, in 2005 and 2006

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    Angela Radünz Lazzari

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O ar é um meio eficiente de dispersão de poluentes atmosféricos e seucomportamento depende dos movimentos atmosféricos que ocorrem na troposfera. Em Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, há um grande tráfego diário e uma concentração de indústrias que podem ser responsáveis por emissões atmosféricas. Neste trabalho, estudou-se ocomportamento das concentrações diárias de material particulado (PM10 desta cidade, considerando a influência dos elementos meteorológicos. A análise dos dados foi realizada a partir de estatísticas descritivas, correlação linear e regressão múltipla. Os dados foram fornecidos pela Fundação Estadual de Proteção Ambiental Henrique Luiz Roessler - RS (FEPAM e pelo Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET. A partir das análises pôde-se verificar que: asconcentrações do PM10, medidos diariamente às 16h, não ultrapassaram os padrões nacionais de qualidade do ar; os elementos meteorológicos que influenciam nas concentrações do PM10 foram: a velocidade média diária do vento e a radiação média diária com relações negativas; astemperaturas médias diárias do ar e as direções, norte e noroeste, do vento, com relações positivas. As direções do vento que contribuem significativamente para diminuir as concentrações nos locais medidos são Leste e Sudeste.Air is an efficient means of atmospheric pollutants dispersal and its r behavior depends on the atmospheric movements that occur in the troposphere. In Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, there is a large daily traffic and a concentration of industries that may be responsible for atmospheric emission. In the present work we studied the behavior of daily concentrations of particulate matter (PM10, in this city, considering the influence of meteorological variables. Dataanalysis was performed from descriptive statistics, linear correlation and multiple regressions. Data were provided by the State Foundation of Environmental

  9. Environmental water quality assessment in Guaratuba bay, state of Paraná, southern Brazil

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    Byanka Damian Mizerkowski

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available An environmental assessment of the estuarine waters of Guaratuba bay, Paraná State, Brazil, is provided through the analysis of physical-chemical, biological and hydrographic dynamics. Twelve stations with a bi-monthly frequency (from October/2002 until August/2003 were sampled during spring and neap tides for the determination of pH, Secchi depth, CO2 saturation, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, suspended particulate matter and dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, phosphate and silicate. Based on the evaluation of six parameters (chlorophyll, Secchi depth, CO2 saturation, dissolved inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus and dissolved oxygen, Guaratuba Bay shows a low to medium trophic status, i.e. from meso- to oligotrophic, and a predominant heterotrophic metabolism, meaning that respiration overcomes primary production. Horizontal stratification was observed during the rainy season, while during the dry season the system showed more homogeneous conditions. Inorganic and/or organic matter in Guaratuba Bay seem to be controlled mainly by the seasonality of precipitation and/ also by ebb and flood tidal phase variations.A dinâmica das variáveis físico-químicas, biológicas e hidrográficas, em escalas temporal e espacial, sua variabilidade e tendências, permite avaliar a qualidade ambiental de estuários. Esse trabalho descreve as flutuações da qualidade de água da Baía de Guaratuba, sul do Estado do Paraná. Foram amostrados doze pontos em campanhas bimensais (outubro/2002 a agosto/2003, em situação de sizígia e de quadratura, para a análise das variáveis pH, transparência, saturação de CO2, oxigênio dissolvido, clorofila-a, material particulado em suspensão e nutrientes inorgânicos dissolvidos (nitrato, nitrito, amônio, fosfato e silicato. Considerando as seis variáveis descritoras da qualidade de água (clorofila-a, profundidade de Secchi, saturação de CO2, fósforo e nitrogênio inorg

  10. Contaminación aérea y sus efectos en la salud Air pollution an its effects on health

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    MANUEL OYARZÚN G

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El término “contaminación del aire” incluye una amplia variedad de componentes químicos y biológicos de la atmósfera intra y extradomiciliaria. Este artículo intenta realizar una revisión crítica de los efectos de la contaminación intra y extradomiciliaria sobre la salud humana, poniendo especial énfasis en la situación de los habitantes de ciudades chilenas con niveles críticamente altos de contaminación atmosférica. Los contaminantes atmosféricos riesgosos para la salud humana son el material particulado inhalable (PM10; PM2,5 y PM0,1 y compuestos químicos gaseosos tales como dióxido de nitrógeno, ozono, dióxido de azufre y monóxido de carbono. El aire intradomiciliario contiene una variedad de compuestos nocivos que derivan de múltiples fuentes. Las más importantes son el humo de cigarrillo, artefactos de calefacción y para cocción de alimentos y los agentes biológicos y sus sub-productos. La exposición a contaminantes del aire no solo puede aumentar la tasa de morbilidad sino la tasa de mortalidad como también puede aumentar el número de ingresos hospitalarios de pacientes con síntomas respiratorios y cardiovasculares. La contaminación del aire es importante en la determinación de la calidad de vida de niños menores, ancianos y en pacientes con enfermedades respiratorias y cardiovasculares. Los profesionales de la salud deberían abogar por una atmósfera intra y extradomiciliaria más limpia a través de la difusión del conocimiento que disponemos sobre los efectos respiratorios y no respiratorios de la contaminación del aire.The term “air pollution” comprises a wide variety of chemical and biological components of the outdoor and indoor atmosphere. Air pollution and its effect on human health is critically reviewed in this article with emphasis in the situation of inhabitants of Chilean cities with critical high levels of atmospheric pollution. Atmospheric contaminants that are hazardous for the

  11. Dynamic and resuspension by waves and sedimentation pattern definition in low energy environments: guaíba lake (Brazil

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    João Luiz Nicolodi

    2013-03-01

    ções com a ressuspensão de sedimentos junto ao fundo. Os resultados mostraram que as maiores ondas incidentes atingiram 0.55 m, particularmente quando de ventos do quadrante S e SE e com velocidades maiores que 7 m/s. Em termos gerais, as características das ondas seguem os padrões de intensidade e direção dos ventos, atingindo seus máximos valores aproximadamente 1 ou 2 horas após a velocidade de pico dos ventos. Em conclusão, os ambientes de sedimentação do lago foram mapeados e classificados da seguinte forma: 1 Ambientes Depositionais (51% da área do lago; 2 Ambientes Transicionais (41%; e 3 Ambientes Erosionais ou de não deposição (8%.Como forma de contribuir à gestão ambiental da região, foram gerados subsídios referentes ao potencial de concentração de material particulado em suspensão.

  12. Circulatory disease mortality rates in the elderly and exposure to PM2.5 generated by biomass burning in the Brazilian Amazon in 2005 Mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en los ancianos y la exposición a PM2,5 como resultado de la quema en la Amazonia brasileña en 2005 Mortalidade por doenças circulatórias na população idosa e exposição a PM2,5 em decorrência das queimadas na Amazônia brasileira em 2005

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    Eliane Ignotti

    2013-03-01

    material particulado fino com as taxas de mortalidade por doenças circulatórias em idosos na Amazônia brasileira. Trata-se de um estudo ecológico das taxas de mortalidade por doenças circulatórias, infarto agudo do miocárdio e doença cerebrovascular em microrregiões da Amazônia brasileira. O indicador de exposição ambiental foi estimado em porcentagem de horas de PM2,5 > 25µg/m³ dividido pelo número total de horas estimadas de PM2,5 em 2005. A associação do indicador de exposição com as taxas de mortalidade por doenças do aparelho circulatório foi maior para o grupo mais idoso. A taxa de mortalidade por doença cerebrovascular não mostrou associação com indicador de exposição. As doenças do aparelho circulatório em idosos residentes na Amazônia têm sido influenciadas pela poluição atmosférica resultante das emissões causadas por incêndios.

  13. Obtenção de compósitos de resíduos de ardósia e polipropileno Composites obtained by the combination of slate powder and polypropylene

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    Giovanna M. X. de Carvalho

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O uso de ardósia em construções tem frequentemente resultado na produção de uma grande quantidade de resíduos particulados que tem pequeno valor mercadológico e grande potencial de danificação do meio ambiente. Neste trabalho, partículas de ardósia foram testadas como agente de reforço em polipropileno. Polipropileno e partículas de ardósia foram misturados em um misturador em diferentes frações. Anidrido maleico foi também usado durante a mistura para induzir modificações no polipropileno que levassem a um aumento na interação entre os componentes. As amostras foram caracterizadas por espectroscopia no infravermelho (FTIR e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Materiais contendo 5 e 10% de ardósia produziram amostras com características ópticas semelhantes à rocha original. As análises por FTIR e microscopia eletrônica de varredura sugeriram que as modificações químicas no polipropileno levaram a uma melhoria parcial das interações interfaciais entre as partículas de ardósia e o polímero. Propriedades mecânicas, avaliadas por meio de ensaios de resistência à tração, mostraram que a adição das partículas de ardósia não alterou significativamente a resistência mecânica do polipropileno. Assim sendo, a incorporação de partículas de ardósia em polipropileno surge como uma tecnologia potencial para a produção de sistemas com algumas propriedades mecânicas comparáveis ao polipropileno puro, baixo custo, propriedades ópticas próximas às da ardósia e habilidade de minimizar problemas ambientais decorrentes da presença de resíduos derivados de atividades industriais.The use of slate rock in constructions often results in the production of large amount of residual powder that has very low economical value and can also damage the environment. In this work, slate powder was tested as a reinforcing agent for polypropylene. Polypropylene and slate powder were mixed in different ratios in a mixer

  14. Neurotoxic activity and ultrastructural changes in muscles caused by the brown widow spider Latrodectus geometricus venom Actividad neurotóxica y cambios ultraestructurales en musculos causados por el veneno de la araña viuda marrón Latrodectus geometricus

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    Matias Reyes-Lugo

    2009-04-01

    ultrastructural report in the literature of muscle injuries and neurological and proteolytic activities caused by BrWSV.El veneno de la araña viuda marrón (Latrodectus geometricus produce pocas lesiones locales pero intensas reacciones sistémicas, tales como calambres, dolores musculares severos, nauseas, vómitos e hipertensión arterial. Se observaron ~ 16 bandas de proteina bajo condiciones reducidas y ~14 bandas bajo condiciones no reducidas en electroforesis en geles de poliacrilamida al 12.5%. Las manifestaciones neurotóxicas clínicas fueron confirmadas in vivo, mientras que la actividad proteolítica fue demostrada en una placa de gelatina. Los músculos de ratón se estudiaron durante las 3, 6, 12 y 24 horas después de ser inyectados con 45 µg de proteina de veneno. Los músculos fueron seriamente dañados por este veneno. Se demostró una infiltracción de células eosinofílicas y rupturas de membranas celulares en tejido muscular, al mismo tiempo un fuerte incremento de la membrana nuclear y una interrupción de la periodicidad del colágeno. Se observaron daños en la mitocondria y sin cristaes, vacuolas autofágicas e indentación nuclear. Se notó un aumento de la luz de los espacios intermiofibrilares y subsarcolemicos. En los capilares fue visible un desdoblamiento de la membrana endotelial hacia el lúmen vascular. Del mismo modo, fue visto un hinchamiento del sistema sarcotubular con lisis de las membranas; intensa autofagia de mitocondrias y áreas sin vesículas pinocíticas. Fue además observado, glucogenosomas con glucogeno particulado. Se observaron vacuolas autofágicas (autofagolisosomas y áreas de necrosis. Estos daños podrían ser atribuídos a los efectos interactivos de una acción multifactorial de los componentes del veneno.

  15. A qualidade das águas na região dos garimpos de topázio imperial na sub-bacia do rio da Ponte, Ouro Preto-MG Water quality in the topaz prospecting area of the Ponte River sub-basin, Ouro Preto - MG

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    Aline Kelly Guimarães-Silva

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Na região de Ouro Preto observa-se significativa presença de garimpos de topázio. Essa atividade caracteriza-se pela utilização de técnicas rudimentares e sem controle de descarte dos rejeitos. Entre os danos causados ao meio físico e biótico estão o desmatamento; geração de pilhas de rejeito, aumento expressivo da concentração de finos transportados e assoreamento dos cursos d'água. Nesse trabalho foi realizado um estudo hidrogeoquímico para avaliar a qualidade das águas do rio Ponte e seus principais tributários, localizados no distrito de Rodrigo Silva, importante produtor de topázio imperial na região de Ouro Preto. Amostras de água foram analisadas para pH, Eh, oxigênio dissolvido, condutividade elétrica, turbidez, alcalinidade, cloretos, sulfatos, metais (Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Sc, Sr, Ti, V, Y e Zn e material particulado em suspensão. Os resultados mostram que o principal problema da área são os altos valores de turbidez, que estão associados à presença de sólidos em suspensão introduzidos pelo garimpo (chegando a 2,9 g.L-1. Esse material representa uma fase importante capaz de carrear metais no compartimento aquático.Around the Ouro Preto region, State of Minas Gerais Brazil, there is a significant presence of topaz prospecting. This activity is characterized by the use of rudimentary techniques without any tailing disposal control. Among the environmental impacts are: deforestation, tailing generation and accumulation, introduction of suspended fine particulate matter to the water and silting up of streams. In this work a hydrochemical study was carried out aiming to assess the water quality of the Ponte River and its tributaries. Water samples were analyzed for pH, Eh, dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, turbidity, alkalinity, chloride, sulfate, metals (Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Sc, Sr, Ti, V, Y and Zn and suspended

  16. Hospitalizações por causas respiratórias e cardiovasculares associadas à contaminação atmosférica no Município de São Paulo, Brasil Respiratory and cardiovascular hospitalizations associated with air pollution in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Nelson Gouveia

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A constatação de que os atuais níveis de poluição atmosférica são suficientes para causar danos à saúde torna imprescindível a definição de processos reguladores para a qualidade do ar. Este estudo analisa a associação entre exposição à poluição atmosférica e internações hospitalares no Município de São Paulo, Brasil, visando subsidiar a elaboração de medidas para redução dos riscos à saúde. Realizou-se um estudo ecológico de séries temporais, analisando hospitalizações por causas respiratórias e cardiovasculares em crianças e idosos em relação aos níveis diários observados de poluentes, por meio de modelos aditivos generalizados em regressão de Poison. Todos os poluentes, com exceção do ozônio, apresentaram associação significante com internações respiratórias e cardiovasculares. Um aumento de 10µg/m³ no nível de material particulado inalável associa-se ao incremento de 4,6% nas internações por asma em crianças, de 4,3% por doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica em idosos e de 1,5% por doença isquêmica do coração também em idosos. Essas associações entre aumento no nível de poluentes na atmosfera e o aumento de hospitalizações estão de acordo com a literatura nacional e internacional sobre o assunto e indicam que os níveis atuais de contaminação do ar no Município de São Paulo têm impacto na saúde de sua população.The recognition that current air pollution levels cause harmful health effects makes the definition of the air quality regulatory process imperative. This study examines the association between exposure to air pollution and hospital admissions in the city of São Paulo, aiming to support the development of measures to reduce such health risks. The authors conducted an ecological time series study of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in children and the elderly in relation to daily air pollution levels, using generalized additive

  17. Mutagenic activity of airborne particulate matter from the urban area of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Vera Maria Ferrão Vargas

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available The mutagenic activity of airborne particulate matter collected from three different sites within the urban area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, was investigated using a Salmonella/microsome assay. Samples were extracted by sonication, sequentially, with cyclohexane (CX, and dichloromethane (DCM, for a rough fractionation by polarity. The different fractions were tested for mutagenicity using Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98, with and without metabolic activation (S9 mix fraction, and TA98NR and TA98/1,8-DNP6, without metabolic activation. Mutagenic response was observed for frameshift strain TA98 in assays with and without metabolization for two sites (sites 2 and 3, which had considerable risk of environmental contamination by nonpolar (CX and/or moderately polar (DCM compounds. However, the values of revertants/m3 (rev/m3 were highest on the site subject to automobile exhaust (site 3 in assays without (9.56 rev/m3 and with metabolization (5.08 rev/m3. Maximum mutagenic activity was detected in the moderately polar fraction, decreasing after metabolization. Nevertheless, the nonpolar fractions (CX gave higher mutagenic activity in the presence of metabolization than in the absence of the S9 mix fraction. The responses observed for TA98NR and TA98/1,8-DNP6 strains suggest the activity of nitrocompounds.Foi investigada a atividade mutagênica de material particulado de amostras de ar coletadas em três diferentes locais dentro da área urbana da cidade de Porto Alegre, Brasil, através do ensaio Salmonella/microssoma. As amostras foram extraídas, em ultra-som, por fracionamento seqüencial de acordo com a polaridade, utilizando os solventes ciclohexano (CX e diclorometano (DCM. As diferentes frações foram testadas para mutagenicidade com as linhagens de Salmonella typhimurium TA98, em presença e ausência de ativação metabólica, e TA98NR e TA98/1,8-DNP6 em ausência de metabolização. Observou-se resposta mutagênica positiva, do tipo erro

  18. Physical and chemical soil quality indicators in lead mining and metallurgy areaIndicadores físicos e químicos de qualidade de solos de área de mineração e metalurgia de chumbo

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    Yara Jurema Barros

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    Full Text Available The Pb mining and metallurgy activities in Adrianópolis (PR caused impacts to the environment. Pb, Cu, Ni and Zn total contents (HF and extracted with 0.5 mol L-1 HNO3 and some physical and chemical characteristics (fertility, field capacity and texture were determined to assess the area soil quality, through the Principal Component Analysis (PCA. The maximum Pb-HF and Pb-HNO3 contents were, respectively, 25,930 and 15,370 mg kg-1. It were identified two environmental with high contamination risks: surface water by erosive process - soil 5, with higher total Pb content, associated to the site height and the area pronounced declivity; underground water by leaching - soil 3, with higher HNO3 Pb contents, associated with the proximity of the site to Ribeira River’s. The soil 5 samples were grouped (PCA due to the low fertility and clay content. In the other side, the soil 3 samples were grouped in response of your higher nutrients contents. Higher physical and chemical soil conditions allowed better plant growth, reducing the erosion and improving phytoextraction practices in the area. As atividades mineração e metalurgia de Pb em Adrianópolis (PR causaram impactos ao meio ambiente. Foram determinados os teores de Pb, Cu, Ni e Zn totais (HF e extraídos com HNO3 0,5 mol L-1 e algumas características físicas e químicas (fertilidade, capacidade de campo e textura, com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade dos solos da área, usando a análise por componentes principais (ACP. Foram coletadas quatro amostras compostas de solo em cinco locais, nas profundidades de 0 a 5 e de 5 a 10 cm: solo 1 - referência (mata nativa; solo 2 - resíduos da metalurgia incorporados ao perfil; solos 3 e 6 - próximos a chaminés da fábrica, com potencial de aporte de material particulado; solo 5 - grande volume de resíduos da metalurgia sobre o solo. Os teores máximos de Pb - total e Pb - HNO3 foram de 25.930 e 15.370 mg kg-1, respectivamente. Foram identificados

  19. Aplicação do conceito de distância de separação interagregado (MPT a concretos refratários de alta alumina Maximum paste thickness (MPT principle applied to high alumina refractory castables

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    P. Bonadia

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    Full Text Available A distribuição granulométrica dos concretos, além de determinar o seu empacotamento, influencia sua fluidez, o que a torna uma ferramenta indispensável para a formulação de concretos auto-escoantes. Neste trabalho, comparou-se dois modelos teóricos de empacotamento de partícula: Alfred e Andreasen; sendo que este último, ao contrário do primeiro, desconsidera o diâmetro mínimo de partícula (D S. Avaliou-se o comportamento reológico de concretos refratários de alta alumina em função do modelo de empacotamento utilizado, uma vez que Alfred reproduz com maior fidelidade sistemas particulados reais, mantendo-se o coeficiente de distribuição (q constante. Os resultados foram analisados segundo o parâmetro MPT (Maximum Paste Thickness, já conhecido para concretos de construção civil, porém ainda inexplorado na área de concretos refratários. Tal parâmetro estima a distância média entre os agregados (partículas maiores que 100mm no concreto. Valores de auto-escoabilidade na faixa de 80 a 110% foram obtidos com os concretos formulados segundo o modelo de Andreasen. Observou-se que, de um modo geral, a fluidez se reduz com o aumento de D Se diminuição do MPT, tornando as características da massa similares às de um concreto vibrado. Propõe-se, no presente trabalho, uma nova metodologia para a formulação de concretos com base na curva-alvo acumulada, análise do MPT e avaliação do comportamento reológico da matriz.The particle size distribution is a very important tool for self-flow castables formulation since it determines its particle packing and is close related to the flowability. In this work, two different theoretical particle packing models are compared: Alfred and Andreasen. In the latter model the smallest particle diameter (D S is not considered, unlike in the former. The self-flow castables rheological behaviour is evaluated as a function of the packing model used, keeping the distribution modulus (q

  20. Las Euglenófitas en las Tablas de Daimiel como ejemplo de las limitaciones de los indicadores biológicos de la degradación ambiental

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    Conforti, Visitación

    2005-12-01

    estadísticamente significativa (P > 0,05 con el carbono orgánico (tanto particulado como disuelto presente en el agua, considerado desde antiguo como el principal factor que condiciona la presencia y la abundancia de las Euglenófitas, ni con otros nutrientes (amonio, ortofosfato, nitrógeno y fósforo totales. Estos resultados limitan en buena medida el uso de estos organismos como indicadores de la degradación ambiental en ecosistemas hipertróficos, de renovado interés por la puesta en marcha de la Directiva Europea del Agua, que contempla también la calidad biológica, y podrían contribuir a impulsar el estudio ecológico de las Euglenófitas, aún por desarrollar, a diferencia del de otros grupos de algas.

  1. Experimental paracoccidioidomycosis in the mouse. III. Histopathological and immunological findings after intravenous infection in the presence or absence of previous immunization

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    Maura Moscardi Bacchi

    1985-06-01

    Full Text Available Fifty male white Swiss mice aged 4 weeks were inoculated with 5 x 10(5 viable yeast forms of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (strain 18. Ten of these animals had been previously immunized with particulate P. brasiliensis antigenfor 4 weeks by intradermal injection. The controls consisted of 10 animals that were only immunized and 10 animals submitted to no treatment. The animals were sacrificed 2, 4, 7,11 and 16 weeks later. We studied: 1 the anti-P. brasiliensis delayed hypersensitivity response measured by the footpad test 24 hours prior to sacrifice; 2 the specific antibody production measured by double immunodiffusion in agar gel; 3 the histopathology of lungs, liver, spleen, adrenals and kidneys. We observed that: a the immunized animals developed more intense cell-immune responses than the infected ones; b infection reduced the cell- immune response of the immunized animals; c intravenous infection of mice with P. brasiliensis was characterized by a systemic and progressive granulomatous inflammation. The animals infected after previous immunization showed less extensive lung inflammation, with smaller granulomas and fewer fungi. The results indicate that the present murine model mimics some findings of the human subacute form of paracoccidioidomycosis (systemic disease with depressed cellular immunity and that the extrapulmonary immunization scheme was able to induce a certain degree of protection of the lung from infection with P. brasiliensisCinqüenta camundongos suíços, brancos, com quatro semanas de idade, foram inoculados com 5x10(5 formas leveduriformes, viáveis de Paracoccidiodes brasiliensis (cepa 18. Dez destes animais tinham sido previamente imunizados com antígeno particulado de P. brasiliensis, durante quatro semanas, por injeção intradérmica. Os controles consistiram de 10 animais que foram somente imunizados e 10 inoculados com solução salina estéril. Os animais foram sacrificados após 2, 4, 7, 11 e 16 semanas

  2. ANÁLISIS DE CORROSIÓN EN DUCTOS DE CONDUCCIÓN DE GASES EN UNA PLANTA DE CLINKER CORROSION ANALYSIS IN GAS CONDUCTION DUCTS IN A CLINKER PLANT

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    Alex Humberto Restrepo Carvajal

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un estudio detallado de las causas del deterioro observado en ductos metálicos de una planta productora de cemento. Para el análisis, se inició con una minuciosa inspección visual, tomando muestras de sustratos, productos de corrosión y gases de proceso. Al mismo tiempo se realizaron medidas de potencial de estructura, espesores de pared y temperaturas de superficies. Para la evaluación de la agresividad del ambiente se instalaron captadores de contaminantes (cloruros, sulfatos y óxidos de nitrógeno. Las muestras recolectadas se analizaron por medio de microscopia óptica y electrónica de barrido, espectroscopia EDS, difracción de rayos X, espectroscopia infrarroja y cromatografía iónica. Los gases se analizaron insitu siguiendo el procedimiento EPA-2. Los resultados para las superficies externas indican una atmósfera con agresividad C3 según la norma ISO 9223, observando influencia de la alta temperatura, largos periodos de humectación, material particulado y errores en la selección del sistema de protección. Las capas de productos al exterior son uniformes, compactas y son compuestas principalmente por hematita. Al interior de los ductos se presentan procesos de sulfurización y oxidación; el ataque por azufre es localizado y genera perforación de las paredes metálicas. Los productos encontrados son mayormente sulfatos de hierro y Fe2O3. Los procedimientos empleados y los resultados obtenidos son útiles para la toma de decisiones en mantenimiento y protección contra la corrosión de este tipo de instalaciones.The results of a detailed study of the causes of deterioration, observed in metallic ducts in a cement production plant are presented. The analysis started with a careful visual inspection, collecting samples of substrates, corrosion products and process gases. At the same time, measurements of potential, wall thickness and surface temperatures were carried out. For

  3. Fixação de carbono e a emissão dos gases de efeito estufa na exploração da cana-de-açúcar Fixing of carbon and emission of greenhouse gases in the exploitation of sugar cane

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    Mauro de Paula

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A produção de uma tonelada (t de fitomassa em matéria seca (MS de cana-de-açúcar fixa, no mínimo, 0,42 t em carbono (C, o que corresponde a mitigar 1,54 t de dióxido de carbono (CO2 da atmosfera. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se efetuar um levantamento da quantidade de fitomassa da cana-de-açúcar produzida em 1 ha anualmente. Além de analisar o total de C fixado e a emissão de diversos gases de efeito estufa (GEE, em CO2 equivalente (eqCO2, em consequência da adubação nitrogenada; da queima da fitomassa na colheita e da oxidação de combustíveis fósseis usados na produção, colheita e no transporte da cana até a indústria. Com base na análise dos dados, concluiu-se que ao adotar como procedimento a colheita da cana-de-açúcar crua, o produtor canavieiro estará deixando de emitir 0,286 t ha-1 ano-1 de material particulado, 13,53 t ha-1 ano-1 em eqCO2 de outros gases, além de fixar o C na fitomassa, gerando um ativo ambiental de 52,50 t ha-1 ano-1 de eqCO2. Ao somar-se o total da fixação, mais a redução que deixará de ser emitida, a mitigação total será de 66,03 t ha-1 ano-1 de eqCO2.The production of one tonne (t of phytomass in dry matter (DM of sugar cane assimilates at least 0.42 t in carbon (C which corresponds to 1.54 t of carbon dioxide (CO2 from the atmosphere. This work aimed to make a survey of the quantity of phytomass from sugar cane produced in 1 ha annually, and also to examine the total C fixed and the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs, in CO2 equivalent as a consequence of nitrogen fertilization, burning of phytomass at harvest and the oxidation of fossil fuels during production, harvest, and transport of the sugar cane to the industrial plant. Based on the analysis of data, it was concluded that by harvesting the sugar cane without burning, the farmer will not emit 0.286 t ha-1 year-1 of particulate matter, 13,53 t ha-1 year-1 in eqCO2 of other gases. This will also assimilate carbon in the phytomass

  4. Performance of a diesel engine fueled with a preheated blend of soybean oil and petrodiesel Desempenho de um motor diesel alimentado com uma mistura pré-aquecida de óleo de soja e petrodiesel

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    Hevandro C. Delalibera

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Brazil is doing a major effort to find alternatives to diesel oil as combustible. Some study lines are oriented to the development of vegetable oils used as fuel, as a source of getting cheaper and have higher energy density than the converted vegetable oils, and less risk of environmental contamination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance, the useful life of the lubricant and some components of a Diesel Cycle engine, with an electronic injection system, in a long-term test operating with a preheated blend (65°C of 50% (v v-1 of soybean oil in petrodiesel. There was a reduction of the useful life of the injectors which presented failure because of high wear with 264 hours of operation and showed an increase in emissions of particulate matter (opacity which may be assigned to the failures occurred in the injection system. An increase in the useful life of the lubricant, when compared with the literature was also observed. The electronic injection system may favor the burning of the tested fuel. The test was interrupted with 264 hours because of failures in the injection system.No Brasil, tem-se notado um grande esforço para encontrar alternativas ao óleo diesel como combustível. Algumas linhas de estudo estão direcionadas ao desenvolvimento dos óleos vegetais para tal fim, por ser uma fonte de obtenção de menor custo e ter densidade energética maior que os óleos vegetais transformados, além de apresentar menor risco de contaminação ambiental. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho, a vida útil do lubrificante e de alguns componentes de um motor Ciclo Diesel, com sistema de injeção eletrônica, em um ensaio de longa duração, sendo este alimentado com uma mistura pré-aquecida (65 °C de 50% (v v-1 de óleo de soja no petrodiesel. Observou-se redução da vida útil dos injetores que apresentaram falha por desgaste elevado com 264 h de funcionamento e aumento da emissão de material particulado

  5. Reduction of air pollutants - a tool for control of atmospheric corrosion

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    Kucera, V.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In most urban areas in Europe and Northern America serious corrosion impacts on buildings and cultural monuments have been caused by emissions of pollutants. The rapidly increasing pollution levels in many of the developing countries also exert a serious threat to materials. Beside the very important role of SO2 also the direct or synergistic effect of NOx and O3, the particulates and rain acidity may contribute in an important way to materials degradation. Results from extensive international field exposure programs i.e. within the UN/ECE have enabled development of dose-response relations which describe the effect of dry and wet deposition of pollutants on corrosion of different material groups. In most of the industrialized countries decreasing trends of sulphur and nitrogen pollutants and of acidity of precipitation have resulted in decreased corrosion rates. The concept of acceptable levels of pollutants is a useful tool in planning of abatement strategies and for defining of conditions for a suitable development in the field of corrosion of constructions in the atmosphere.

    La contaminación de la atmósfera ha sido la principal razón del grave deterioro de las edificaciones y de los monumentos en numerosas ciudades de Europa y Norteamérica. De otro lado, el acelerado incremento de los niveles de contaminación en los países menos desarrollados está poniendo en peligro la estabilidad de los materiales utilizados. Además del importante papel que en este sentido juega el SO2, la acción directa o el efecto sinérgico de los NOx y el O3, al igual que el material particulado y las lluvias acidas contribuyen a agravar el problema. Resultados de vastos programas internacionales de investigación como, por ejemplo, el UN/ECE, han permitido desarrollar relaciones dosis-respuesta que describen el efecto de la deposición de los contaminantes sobre la corrosión de

  6. Atmospheric pollution effects on childhood health: an environmental study in the Paraíba Valley Efeitos da poluição atmosférica na saúde infantil: um estudo ecológico no Vale do Paraíba

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    Luiz Fernando C. Nascimento

    2004-12-01

    ção por doença respiratória comparando os quartis dos agentes poluentes com os valores do primeiro quartil. A significância estatística adotada foi alfa = 5%. RESULTADOS: foram internadas 158 crianças com doença respiratória no ano de 2001 (30% do total de internações no ano. Os poluentes estiveram correlacionados entre si e houve correlação positiva, entre o número de internação e dióxido de enxofre e material particulado; houve aumento de 25% no risco de internação comparando o quarto quartil e o primeiro quartil. CONCLUSÕES: houve correlação positiva entre número de internações por doenças respiratórias e poluentes atmosféricos.

  7. Electron microscope observation of single - crystalline beryllium thin foils; Observation de lames minces monocristallines de beryllium en microscopie electronique

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    Antolin, J.; Poirier, J.P.; Dupouy, J.M. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1965-07-01

    Thin foils prepared from single crystalline beryllium simples deformed at room temperature, have been observed by transmission electron microscopy. The various deformation modes have been investigated separately, from their early stages and their characteristic dislocation configurations have been observed. Basal slip is characterized at is outset by the presence of numerous dipoles and elongated prismatic loops. More pronounced cold work leads to the formation of dislocation tangles and bundles which eventually give a cellular structure. Prismatic slip begins by the cross-slip of dislocations from the basal plane into the prismatic plane. A cellular structure is equally observed in heavily deformed samples. Sessile dislocations have been observed in twin boundaries; they are produced by reactions between slip dislocations and twin dislocations. Finally, the study of samples quenched from 1100 deg. C and annealed at 200 deg. C has shown that the observed loops lie in prismatic planes and have a Burgers vector b 1/3<1 1 2-bar 0>. (authors) [French] On a observe en microscopie electronique par transmission des lames minces tirees d'eprouvettes monocristallines de beryllium deformees a l'ambiante. On a etudie separement les differents modes de deformation a partir de leur stade elementaire en observant les configurations de dislocations caracteristiques. Le glissement basal est caracterise a son debut par la presence de nombreux dipoles et de boucles prismatiques allongees. Des ecrouissages plus forts conduisent a la formation d'echeveaux et de gerbes qui finissent par donner une structure cellulaire. Le glissement prismatique debute par le glissement des dislocations hors du plan de base dans les plans prismatiques. On trouve egalement une structure cellulaire pour de forts ecrouissages. Dans les joints de macle, on a observe des dislocations sessiles formees par la reaction entre dislocations de macle et dislocations de glissement. Enfin l

  8. Joint Effects of Smoking and Gene Variants Involved in Sex Steroid Metabolism on Hot Flashes in Late Reproductive-Age Women

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    Freeman, Ellen W.; Sammel, Mary D.; Queen, Kaila; Lin, Hui; Rebbeck, Timothy R.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Although smoking has a known association with hot flashes, the factors distinguishing smokers at greatest risk for menopausal symptoms have not been well delineated. Recent evidence supports a relationship between menopausal symptoms and variants in several genes encoding enzymes that metabolize substrates such as sex steriods, xenobiotics, and catechols. It is currently not known whether the impact of smoking on hot flashes is modified by the presence of such variants. Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between smoking and hot flash occurrence as a function of genetic variation in sex steroid-metabolizing enzymes. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of data from the Penn Ovarian Aging study, an ongoing population-based cohort of late reproductive-aged women, was performed. Smoking behavior was characterized. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in five genes were investigated: COMT Val158Met (rs4680), CYP1A2*1F (rs762551), CYP1B1*4 (Asn452Ser, rs1800440), CYP1B1*3 (Leu432Val, rs1056836), and CYP3A4*1B (rs2740574). Results: Compared with nonsmokers, European-American COMT Val158Met double-variant carriers who smoked had increased odds of hot flashes [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 6.15, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.32–28.78)]; European-American COMT Val158Met double-variant carriers who smoked heavily had more frequent moderate or severe hot flashes than nonsmokers (AOR 13.7, 95% CI 1.2–154.9). European-American CYP 1B1*3 double-variant carriers who smoked described more frequent moderate or severe hot flashes than nonsmoking (AOR 20.6, 95% CI 1.64–257.93) and never-smoking (AOR 20.59, 95% CI 1.39–304.68) carriers, respectively. African-American single-variant CYP 1A2 carriers who smoked were more likely to report hot flashes than the nonsmoking carriers (AOR 6.16, 95% CI 1.11–33.91). Conclusion: This is the first report demonstrating the effects of smoking within the strata of gene variants involved in sex

  9. Rapid Determination of Aflatoxin B1,B2,G1,G2 in wine with HPLC and Immunoaffinity Column%免疫亲和柱HPLC荧光检测酒中黄曲霉毒素B1、B2、G1、G2

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    李佐卿; 谢东华; 孙大为; 康继韬; 俞雪钧

    2001-01-01

    Monoclonal antibody immunoaffinity technology was used for specific method of extracting and purging aflatoxin from samples directly. After evaporating the extract to dryness, the residue were derived and detected by HPLC fluorescence detector. The average recoveries (n=10) are G1 73.8%、B1 97.3%、G2 61.7%、B2 90.5% respectively;the RSD of ten determination are G1 4.50%、B1 3.80%、G2 3.68%、B2 4.77% respectively; in the rang of 25—1250pg the analytical response is linear, the correlation coefficients are G1: r =0.9990 ,B1: r=0.9994,G2: r=0.9995,B2 :r=0.9992 respectively;the limit of determination was 6.25pg .%采用单克隆抗体免疫亲和技术作为直接从样品中分离提纯黄曲霉毒素的特效手段,提取液挥发干后,经衍生用HPLC荧光检测器测定。本法在样品中添加2.5μg /kg黄曲霉毒素时进行10次测定,平均回收率分别为G1 73.8%、B1 97.3%、G2 61.7%、B2 90.5%;2.5μg /kg 10次测定的精密度分别为:G1 4.50%、B1 3.80%、G2 3.68%、B2 4.77%,本方法在25—1250pg 范围内呈线性,相关系数分别为G1: r =0.9990 、 B1: r=0.9994、 G2: r=0.9995、 B2 : r=0.9992。测定的最低检出限为6.25pg。

  10. Influence of recipient gender on cytochrome P450 isoforms expression in intrasplenic fetal liver tissue transplants in rats.

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    Lupp, Amelie; Hugenschmidt, Sabine; Danz, Manfred; Müller, Dieter

    2003-06-30

    Rat livers display a sex-specific cytochrome P450 (P450) isoforms expression pattern which is regulated by a differential profile of growth hormone (GH) secretion. The aim of the present study was to elucidate whether liver cell transplants at an ectopic site are also subject to this influence. Fetal liver tissue suspensions of mixed gender were transplanted into the spleen of adult male or female syngenic recipients. Four months after grafting transplant recipients and age-matched controls were treated with beta-naphthoflavone (BNF), phenobarbital (PB), dexamethasone (DEX) or the solvents and sacrificed 24 or 48 h thereafter. Livers and intrasplenic transplants were evaluated for the expression of the P450 subtypes 1A1, 2B1, 2E1, 3A2 and 4A1 by means of immunohistochemistry. The livers of both male and female rats displayed nearly no P450 1A1, but a distinct P450 2B1, 2E1, 3A2 and 4A1 expression. Whereas no sex differences were seen in the P450 1A1 expression, the immunostaining for P450 2B1, 3A2 and 4A1 was stronger in males and that for P450 2E1 in females. Similarly, in the intrasplenic liver cell transplants almost no P450 1A1, but a noticeable P450 2B1, 2E1, 3A2 and 4A1 expression was observed. Like in the respective livers, the immunostaining for P450 2B1, 3A2 and 4A1 was stronger in the transplants hosted by male than by female rats, whereas the opposite was the case for the P450 2E1 expression. Both in livers and transplants with some sex-specific differences P450 1A1 and 2E1 expression was induced by BNF, that of P450 2B1 by BNF and PB, and that of P450 3A2 by PB and DEX. These results indicate that the P450 system of ectopically transplanted liver cells is influenced by the gender of the recipient organism like that of the orthotopic livers.

  11. Inhibition of CYP1 by berberine, palmatine, and jatrorrhizine: Selectivity, kinetic characterization, and molecular modeling

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    Lo, Sheng-Nan [National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Chang, Yu-Ping; Tsai, Keng-Chang [National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Chang, Chia-Yu [National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 101, Taiwan, ROC (China); Wu, Tian-Shung [Department of Chemistry, National Chung-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC (China); Ueng, Yune-Fang, E-mail: ueng@nricm.edu.tw [National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC (China); Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 101, Taiwan, ROC (China)

    2013-11-01

    Cytochrome P450 (P450, CYP) 1 family plays a primary role in the detoxification and bioactivation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Human CYP1A1, CYP1A2, and CYP1B1 exhibit differential substrate specificity and tissue distribution. Berberine, palmatine, and jatrorrhizine are protoberberine alkaloids present in several medicinal herbs, such as Coptis chinensis (Huang-Lian) and goldenseal. These protoberberines inhibited CYP1A1.1- and CYP1B1.1-catalyzed 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylation (EROD) activities, whereas CYP1A2.1 activity was barely affected. Kinetic analysis revealed that berberine noncompetitively inhibited EROD activities of CYP1A1.1 and CYP1B1.1, whereas palmatine and jatrorrhizine caused either competitive or mixed type of inhibition. Among protoberberines, berberine caused the most potent and selective inhibitory effect on CYP1B1.1 with the least K{sub i} value of 44 ± 16 nM. Berberine also potently inhibited CYP1B1.1 activities toward 7-ethoxycoumarin and 7-methoxyresorufin, whereas the inhibition of benzo(a)pyrene hydroxylation activity was less pronounced. Berberine inhibited the polymorphic variants, CYP1B1.3 (V432L) and CYP1B1.4 (N453S), with IC{sub 50} values comparable to that for CYP1B1.1 inhibition. Berberine-mediated inhibition was abolished by a mutation of Asn228 to Thr in CYP1B1.1, whereas the inhibition was enhanced by a reversal mutation of Thr223 to Asn in CYP1A2.1. This result in conjugation with the molecular modeling revealed the crucial role of hydrogen-bonding interaction of Asn228 on CYP1B1.1 with the methoxy moiety of berberine. These findings demonstrate that berberine causes a selective CYP1B1-inhibition, in which Asn228 appears to be crucial. The inhibitory effects of berberine on CYP1B1 activities toward structurally diverse substrates can be different. - Highlights: • Berberine preferentially inhibited CYP1B1 activity. • Berberine caused similar inhibitory effects on CYP1B1.1, CYP1B1.3 and CYP1B1.4. • Asn228 in CYP

  12. Rare Chromones from a Fungal Mutant of the Marine-Derived Penicillium purpurogenum G59.

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    Xia, Ming-Wen; Cui, Cheng-Bin; Li, Chang-Wei; Wu, Chang-Jing; Peng, Ji-Xing; Li, De-Hai

    2015-08-18

    Three new and rare chromones, named epiremisporine B (2), epiremisporine B1 (3) and isoconiochaetone C (4), along with three known remisporine B (1), coniochaetone A (5) and methyl 8-hydroxy-6-methyl-9-oxo-9H-xanthene-1-carboxylate (6) were isolated from a mutant from the diethyl sulfate (DES) mutagenesis of a marine-derived Penicillium purpurogenum G59. The structures of 2-4 including the absolute configurations were determined by spectroscopic methods, especially by NMR analysis and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) experiments in conjunction with calculations. The absolute configuration of the known remisporine B (1) was determined for the first time. Compounds 2 and 3 have a rare feature that has only been reported in one example so far. The compounds 1-6 were evaluated for their cytotoxicity against several human cancer cell lines. The present work explored the great potential of our previous DES mutagenesis strategy for activating silent fungal pathways, which has accelerated the discovery of new bioactive compounds.

  13. Conceptual finite element study for comparison among superior, anterior, and spiral clavicle plate fixations for midshaft clavicle fracture.

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    Huang, Teng-Le; Chen, Wen-Chuan; Lin, Kun-Jhih; Tsai, Cheng-Lun; Lin, Kang-Ping; Wei, Hung-Wen

    2016-10-01

    Open reduction internal fixation technique has been generally accepted for treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures. Both superior and anterior clavicle plates have been reported in clinical or biomechanical researches, while presently the spiral clavicle plate design has been introduced improved biomechanical behavior over conventional designs. In order to objectively realize the multi-directional biomechanical performances among the three geometries for clavicle plate designs, a current conceptual finite element study has been conducted with identical cross-sectional features for clavicle plates. The conceptual superior, anterior, and spiral clavicle plate models were constructed for virtual reduction and fixation to an OTA 15-B1.3 midshaft transverse fracture of clavicle. Mechanical load cases including cantilever bending, axial compression, inferior bending, and axial torsion have been applied for confirming the multi-directional structural stability and implant safety in biomechanical perspective. Results revealed that the anterior clavicle plate model represented lowest plate stress under all loading cases. The superior clavicle plate model showed greater axial compressive stiffness, while the anterior clavicle plate model performed greater rigidity under cantilever bending load. Three model represented similar structural stiffness under axial torsion. Played as a transition structure between superior and anterior clavicle plate, the spiral clavicle plate model revealed comparable results with acceptable multi-directional biomechanical behavior. The concept of spiral clavicle plate design is worth considering in practical application in clinics. Implant safety should be further investigated by evidences in future mechanical tests and clinical observations. PMID:27423702

  14. The evolution mechanism of the dislocation loops in irradiated lanthanum doped cerium oxide

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    Miao, Yinbin, E-mail: miao2@illinois.edu [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States); Aidhy, Dilpuneet [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN 37831 (United States); Chen, Wei-Ying; Mo, Kun; Oaks, Aaron [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States); Wolf, Dieter [Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, IL 60439 (United States); Stubbins, James F. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States)

    2014-02-01

    Cerium dioxide, a non-radioactive surrogate of uranium dioxide, is useful for simulating the radiation responses of uranium dioxide and mixed oxide fuel (MOX). Controlled additions of lanthanum can also be used to form various levels of lattice oxide or anion vacancies. In previous transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experimental studies, the growth rate of dislocation loops in irradiated lanthanum doped ceria was reported to vary with lanthanum concentration. This work reports findings of the evolution mechanisms of the dislocation loops in cerium oxide with and without lanthanum dopants based on a combination of molecular statics and molecular dynamics simulations. These dislocation loops are found to be b=1/3〈111〉 interstitial type Frank loops. Calculations of the defect energy profiles of the dislocation loops with different structural configurations and radii reveal the basis for preference of nucleation as well as the driving force of growth. Frenkel pair evolution simulations and displacement cascade overlaps simulations were conducted for a variety of lanthanum doping conditions. The nucleation and growth processes of the Frank loop were found to be controlled by the mobility of cation interstitials, which is significantly influenced by the lanthanum doping concentration. Competition mechanisms coupled with the mobility of cation point defects were discovered, and can be used to explain the lanthanum effects observed in experiments.

  15. The evolution mechanism of the dislocation loops in irradiated lanthanum doped cerium oxide

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    Miao, Yinbin; Aidhy, Dilpuneet; Chen, Wei-Ying; Mo, Kun; Oaks, Aaron; Wolf, Dieter; Stubbins, James F.

    2014-02-01

    Cerium dioxide, a non-radioactive surrogate of uranium dioxide, is useful for simulating the radiation responses of uranium dioxide and mixed oxide fuel (MOX). Controlled additions of lanthanum can also be used to form various levels of lattice oxide or anion vacancies. In previous transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experimental studies, the growth rate of dislocation loops in irradiated lanthanum doped ceria was reported to vary with lanthanum concentration. This work reports findings of the evolution mechanisms of the dislocation loops in cerium oxide with and without lanthanum dopants based on a combination of molecular statics and molecular dynamics simulations. These dislocation loops are found to be b = 1 / 3 interstitial type Frank loops. Calculations of the defect energy profiles of the dislocation loops with different structural configurations and radii reveal the basis for preference of nucleation as well as the driving force of growth. Frenkel pair evolution simulations and displacement cascade overlaps simulations were conducted for a variety of lanthanum doping conditions. The nucleation and growth processes of the Frank loop were found to be controlled by the mobility of cation interstitials, which is significantly influenced by the lanthanum doping concentration. Competition mechanisms coupled with the mobility of cation point defects were discovered, and can be used to explain the lanthanum effects observed in experiments.

  16. Defects in semipolar (1 1\\bar {2}\\bar {2}) ZnO grown on (112) LaAlO3/(La,Sr)(Al,Ta)O3 substrate by pulsed laser deposition

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    Tian, -Sheng, Jr.; Wu, Yue-Han; Peng, Chun-Yen; Chiu, Kun-An; Shih, Yi-Sen; Do, Hien; Lin, Pei-Yin; Ho, Yen-Teng; Chu, Ying-Hao; Chang, Li

    2013-03-01

    The microstructure of semipolar (1 1\\bar {2}\\bar {2}) ZnO deposited on (112) LaAlO3/(La,Sr)(Al,Ta)O3 was investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The ZnO shows an in-plane epitaxial relationship of [1 1\\bar {2}3]_{{ZnO}}\\parallel [1 1\\bar {1}]_{{LAO/ LSAT}} with oxygen-face sense polarity. The misfit strain along [1 1\\bar {2}3]_{{ZnO}} and [1\\bar {1}0 0]_{{ZnO}} is relieved through the formation of misfit dislocations with the Burgers vectors \\mathbf{b}=1/6[1 1\\bar {2}3]_{{ZnO}} and \\mathbf{b}=1/3\\langle 1\\bar {2}1 0\\rangle _{{ZnO}}, respectively. The line defects in the semipolar ZnO are predominantly perfect dislocations, and the dislocation density decreases with increasing ZnO thickness as a result of dislocation reactions. Planar defects were observed to lie in the M-plane and extend along , whereas basal stacking faults were rarely found.

  17. Type Ia Supernovae with Bi-Modal Explosions Are Common -- Possible Smoking Gun for Direct Collisions of White-Dwarfs

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    Dong, Subo; Kushnir, Doron; Prieto, Jose L

    2014-01-01

    We discover clear doubly-peaked line profiles in 3 out of ~20 type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) with high-quality nebular-phase spectra. The profiles are consistently present in three well-separated Co/Fe emission features. The two peaks are respectively blue-shifted and red-shifted relative to the host galaxies and are separated by ~5000 km/s. The doubly-peaked profiles directly reflect a bi-modal velocity distribution of the radioactive Ni56 in the ejecta that powers the emission of these SNe. Due to their random orientations, only a fraction of SNe with intrinsically bi-modal velocity distributions will appear as doubly-peaked spectra. Therefore SNe with intrinsic bi-modality are likely common, especially among the SNe in the low-luminosity (~40% of all SNe Ia) part on the Philips relation \\Delta m15(B) >~ 1.3. Bi-modality is naturally expected from direct collisions of white dwarfs (WDs) due to the detonation of both WDs and is demonstrated in a 3D 0.64 M_Sun-0.64 M_Sun WD collision simulation.

  18. Energy Conservation in Two-dimensional Incompressible Ideal Fluids

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    Cheskidov, A.; Filho, M. C. Lopes; Lopes, H. J. Nussenzveig; Shvydkoy, R.

    2016-11-01

    This note addresses the issue of energy conservation for the 2D Euler system with an L p -control on vorticity. We provide a direct argument, based on a mollification in physical space, to show that the energy of a weak solution is conserved if {ω = nabla × u in L^{3/2}}. An example of a 2D field in the class {ω in L^{3/2 - ɛ}} for any ɛ > 0, and {u in B^{1/3}_{3,∞}} (Onsager critical space, see Shvydkoy in Discr Contin Dyn Syst Ser S 3(3):473-496, 2010) is constructed with non-vanishing energy flux. This demonstrates sharpness of the kinematic argument, which does not differentiate between 2D and 3D, and requires Onsager's regularity control on the solution. Next, we show that for physically realizable solutions there is a mechanism preventing the anomalous dissipation in 2D that does not require such a control. Namely, we prove that any solution to the Euler equations produced via a vanishing viscosity limit from the Navier-Stokes equations, with {ω in L^p}, for p > 1, conserves energy.

  19. A comparative study of the spectroscopic features of the low-lying electronic states of H2F+ and H2Cl+ ions

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    Anjan Chattopadhyay

    2010-03-01

    Configuration interaction studies of H2F+ and H2Cl+ ions, using 6-311G (3, 3) basis sets, have revealed several interesting differences in their spectral behaviour. Both of them are having bent ground state (1A1) equilibrium geometries, but there is a huge difference (∼ 1.93 eV) between their energy barrier to linearity. Their first two excited states are found to be linear 3u and 1u states, correlating to 3B1/3A1 and 1B1/1A1 Renner-Teller pairs, respectively, in the C2v symmetry. Considering only the allowed singlet-singlet transitions at the ground state equilibrium geometry, the lowest energy transitions found to have transition moment values of 0.65 D and 0.48 D for H2F+and H2Cl+, respectively, appearing in the far UV region. Conical intersections take place during the symmetrical stretching of two H-Cl bonds in the chloronium ion for the first two pairs of excited states (11A2/11B1 and 11A2/11B1) in the C2v symmetry. This intersection may initiate pre-dissociation from the upper bound adiabatic 1A″ state to the lower repulsive 1A" state in the Cs symmetry. Fluoronium ion is expected to dissociate via a single electronic state due to the absence of such intersection.

  20. Revised cost savings estimate with uncertainty for enhanced sludge washing of underground storage tank waste

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    DeMuth, S.

    1998-09-01

    Enhanced Sludge Washing (ESW) has been selected to reduce the amount of sludge-based underground storage tank (UST) high-level waste at the Hanford site. During the past several years, studies have been conducted to determine the cost savings derived from the implementation of ESW. The tank waste inventory and ESW performance continues to be revised as characterization and development efforts advance. This study provides a new cost savings estimate based upon the most recent inventory and ESW performance revisions, and includes an estimate of the associated cost uncertainty. Whereas the author`s previous cost savings estimates for ESW were compared against no sludge washing, this study assumes the baseline to be simple water washing which more accurately reflects the retrieval activity along. The revised ESW cost savings estimate for all UST waste at Hanford is $6.1 B {+-} $1.3 B within 95% confidence. This is based upon capital and operating cost savings, but does not include development costs. The development costs are assumed negligible since they should be at least an order of magnitude less than the savings. The overall cost savings uncertainty was derived from process performance uncertainties and baseline remediation cost uncertainties, as determined by the author`s engineering judgment.

  1. A survey of the Galactic center region in HCO+, H13CO+ and SiO

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    Riquelme,; Bronfman,; L.,; Mauersberger,; R.,; May,; J.,; Wilson,; L, T

    2010-01-01

    Aims: A large scale survey of the Galactic center region in he 3 mm rotational transitions of SiO, HCO+ and H13CO+ (beamsize ~ 3. 6 arcmin) was conducted to provide an estimate of cloud conditions, heating mechanisms, chemistry and other properties. Methods: Using the NANTEN 4m telescope from Nagoya University, a region between -5.75b<1.3 (degree) was mapped in the J=1-0 lines of HCO+ and H13CO+ and in the J=2-1 line of SiO with a spacing of 3.75 arcmin (HCO+) and 1.875 arcmin (SiO and H13CO+). Results: Velocity channel maps, longitude-velocity maps and latitude-velocity maps are presented. We identify 51 molecular clouds; 33 of them belong to the Galactic center, and 18 to disk gas. We derive an average of the luminosity ratio of SiO(J=2-1)/CO(J=1-0) in clouds belonging to the Galactic center of 4.9x10^{-3} and for disk clouds of 3.4x 10^{-3}. The luminosity ratio of HCO^+(J=1-0)/CO(J=1\\to0) in the Galactic Center is 3.5x 10^{-2}, and for disk clouds is 1.5x 10^{-2}. We ...

  2. Spin physics and transport in narrow-gap III-V based heterostructures and epilayers

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    Rowe, A C H

    2000-01-01

    mixing of the first subband SdH series and a magneto-intersubband oscillation, the onset of which occurs when the Fermi energy is close to the bottom of the second subband. It is only at the lowest concentrations where the well asymmetry is minimal that beat patterns due to two narrowly split SdH series are observed. This splitting energy is found to be dependent on magnetic field, dropping from approx 4.8 meV at B = 0 T to approx 3.2 meV at B 1.3 T. In contrast, no beating is found in gated InAs/AISb wells at 4.2K over the largest concentration range yet reported in a single sample (4.8x10 sup 1 sup 1 cm sup - sup 2 < n < 2.4x10 sup 1 sup 2 cm sup - sup 2). The Heusler alloy NiMnSb is identified as a candidate for an electrical spin injector for InAs. A simple technique for the fabrication of bulk NiMnSb targets for laser ablation is detailed, and attempts at laser ablation of NiMnSb thin films are reported. Oxygen is identified as the major contaminant for the production of stoichiometric films. High ...

  3. Nitrogen-boron coordination versus OH∙∙∙N hydrogen bonding in pyridoxaboroles - aza analogues of benzoxaboroles.

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    Steciuk, I; Durka, K; Gontarczyk, K; Dąbrowski, M; Luliński, S; Woźniak, K

    2015-10-01

    Pyridoxaboroles - fused heterocyclic systems composed of pyridine and five-membered oxaborole rings - have been obtained for the first time from simple halopyridines. Thus, 6-butyl-2-(3'-bromo-4'-pyridyl)-(N-B)-1,3,6,2-dioxazaborocan obtained from 3-bromopyridine was converted into a lithio derivative by Br/Li exchange using nBuLi/THF at -85 °C. This intermediate was trapped with benzaldehydes to give the corresponding pyridoxaboroles after hydrolysis. The use of chlorodiphenylsilane as an electrophile gave rise to a related pyridosiloxaborole. The fluorinated pyridoxaborole was obtained by deprotonation of α-(2-methoxyphenyl)-2-fluoro-4-iodopyridylmethanol with NaH and consecutive iodine-lithium exchange/boronation followed by hydrolysis. Single-crystal X-ray analysis of pyridino[4,3-c]-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-3-mesityl[2,1]oxaborole revealed the formation of a unique 1D coordination polymer based on N-B dative bonds between monomeric molecules. In contrast, the crystal structure of 2-fluoropyridino[4,3-c]-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-3-(2'-methoxyphenyl)[2,1]oxaborole features an infinite H-bonded chain as the main structural motif. The presented considerations are quantified in terms of various computational methods (single molecule and dimer energy calculations, electron density topology, NBO analyses) providing a comprehensive picture of the structural properties of pyridoxaboroles. PMID:26328873

  4. Influence of structural features on immunostimulating activity of glucans extracted from Agaricus blazei mushroom

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    Kozarski Maja S.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available High molecular weight b-D-glucans derived from Basidiomycetes cell walls are able to specifically activate cellular and humoral components of the host immune system. The aim of this paper was to examine immunomodulating activity of native, chemically and enzimatically modified glucans from Agaricus blazei mushroom and to determine which structural features are of primary importance for their stimulation referring to humane immune cells. The immunomodulating activities were tested in vitro, by stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs and measuring of interferon-gamma (IFN-g production by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. Measurements of immunomodulatory capacity of Agaricus blazei native glucans showed their expressive immunostimulating effect on activated PBMCs and synthesis of IFN-g. The results obtained after the stimulation of cells with 1M H2SO4 and 1M NaOH, the treated glucans showed that primary structure is of more importance than the tertiary structure of the triple helix for their immunostimulating activity and synthesis of IFN-g. Glucans of lower molecular weight obtained after acid hydrolysis appeared as effective immunostimulators of PBMC's. The results obtained after the incubation of cells with 1,6 b-glucanase modified glucans suggest that b-(1,6 binding of glucose monomers probably has no importance for the production of imunostimulating effects, in vitro. This confirmed that b-(1,3 bonds are the primary determinants of immunomodulatory activities and stimulation of IFN-g synthesis.

  5. Ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes containing chalconates and triphenylphosphine/arsine

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    P Viswanathamurthi; M Muthukumar

    2011-09-01

    A series of new hexa-coordinated ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes of the type [RuCl(CO)(EPh3)(B)(L1−4)] (4-15) (E = P or As; B = PPh3, AsPh3 or Py; L = 2'-hydroxychalcone) were synthesized from the reaction of [RuHCl(CO)(EPh3)2(B)] (1-3) (E = P or As; B = PPh3, AsPh3 or Py) with equimolar chalcone in benzene under reflux. The new complexes have been characterized by analytical and spectroscopic (IR, electronic, 1H, 31P{1H}, and 13C NMR) methods. On the basis of data obtained, an octahedral structure has been assigned for all the complexes. The complexes exhibit catalytic activity for the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols into their corresponding aldehydes and ketones in the presence of -methylmorpholine--oxide (NMO) as co-oxidant and were also found to be efficient transfer hydrogenation catalysts. The antifungal properties of the ligands and their complexes have also been examined and compared with standard Bavistin.

  6. Biological function of Foot-and-mouth disease virus non-structural proteins and non-coding elements.

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    Gao, Yuan; Sun, Shi-Qi; Guo, Hui-Chen

    2016-01-01

    Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) represses host translation machinery, blocks protein secretion, and cleaves cellular proteins associated with signal transduction and the innate immune response to infection. Non-structural proteins (NSPs) and non-coding elements (NCEs) of FMDV play a critical role in these biological processes. The FMDV virion consists of capsid and nucleic acid. The virus genome is a positive single stranded RNA and encodes a single long open reading frame (ORF) flanked by a long structured 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) and a short 3'-UTR. The ORF is translated into a polypeptide chain and processed into four structural proteins (VP1, VP2, VP3, and VP4), 10 NSPs (L(pro), 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B1-3, 3C(pro), and 3D(pol)), and some cleavage intermediates. In the past decade, an increasing number of studies have begun to focus on the molecular pathogenesis of FMDV NSPs and NCEs. This review collected recent research progress on the biological functions of these NSPs and NCEs on the replication and host cellular regulation of FMDV to understand the molecular mechanism of host-FMDV interactions and provide perspectives for antiviral strategy and development of novel vaccines. PMID:27334704

  7. Formation and growth process of dislocation loops in zircaloys under electron irradiation

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    Nakamichi, Haruo; Kinoshita, Chiken; Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Fukada, Shinya [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-11-01

    We have investigated the formation and growth process of dislocation loops in Zircaloys (Zrys) under electron irradiation using a high voltage electron microscope (HVEM). Dislocation loops are of great importance to degradation phenomena in fuel claddings, such as irradiation growth and reduced ductility in light water reactors. TEM specimens of three kinds of Zircaloys (Zry-2, Zry-4 and improved Zry-2) were irradiated with 1 MeV electrons at temperatures from 320 K to 970 K in the HVEM. Interstitial-type dislocation loops with the Burgers vector b = 1/3<112-bar0> were formed on the pyramidal or the prismatic planes at the beginning of irradiation. It was found that the nucleation and growth process of those loops follows the kinetics based on the di-interstitial model where di-interstitials act as the nuclei of interstitial dislocation loops. Based on this model, migration energies of interstitials and vacancies were determined to be 0.15-0.22 eV and 1.0-1.2 eV, respectively, from the irradiation temperature dependence of the density and the growth rate of loops. (author)

  8. X-ray structures and computational studies of several cathinones

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    Nycz, Jacek E.; Malecki, Grzegorz; Zawiazalec, Marcin; Pazdziorek, Tadeusz

    2011-09-01

    2-(Ethylamino)-1-(4-methylphenyl)propan-1-one (shortly named 4-MEC) ( 1a), 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)propan-1-one (shortly named methylone or 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone) ( 1b), 1-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-2-(methylamino)propan-1-one ( 1c), 2-methylamino-1-(4-methylphenyl)propan-1-one (shortly named mephedrone; 4-MMC or 4-methylmethcathinone) ( 1d) and 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylbutan-1-one (shortly named buphedrone) ( 1e) and their aminium salts ( 2a-e), are examples of cathinones which were characterized by FTIR, UV-Vis, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. By single crystal X-ray diffraction method structures of 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d were determined. NMR solution spectra showed readily diagnostic H-1 and C-13 signals from methyl, ethyl, N-methyl or N-ethyl groups. The diastereotopic methylene protons of 1a appear as an ABX 3, and 1e and 2e appear as an ABMX 3 system. The geometries of the studied compounds were optimized in singlet states using the density functional theory (DFT) method with B3LYP functional. Electronic spectra were calculated by TDDFT method. In general, the predicted bond lengths and angles are in good agreement with the values based on the X-ray crystal structure data.

  9. Inhibitors of tick-borne flavivirus reproduction from structure-based virtual screening.

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    Osolodkin, Dmitry I; Kozlovskaya, Liubov I; Dueva, Evgenia V; Dotsenko, Victor V; Rogova, Yulia V; Frolov, Konstantin A; Krivokolysko, Sergey G; Romanova, Ekaterina G; Morozov, Alexey S; Karganova, Galina G; Palyulin, Vladimir A; Pentkovski, Vladimir M; Zefirov, Nikolay S

    2013-09-12

    Flaviviruses form a large family of enveloped viruses affecting millions of people over the world. To date, no specific therapy was suggested for the infected people, making the treatment exclusively symptomatic. Several attempts were performed earlier for the design of fusion inhibitors for mosquito-borne flaviviruses, whereas for the tick-borne flaviviruses such design had not been performed. We have constructed homology models of envelope glycoproteins of tick-transmitted flaviviruses with the detergent binding pocket in the open state. Molecular docking of substituted 1,4-dihydropyridines and pyrido[2,1-b][1,3,5]thiadiazines was made against these models, and 89 hits were selected for the in vitro experimental evaluation. Seventeen compounds showed significant inhibition against tick-borne encephalitis virus, Powassan virus, or Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus in the 50% plaque reduction test in PEK cells. These compounds identified through rational design are the first ones possessing reproduction inhibition activity against tick-borne flaviviruses. PMID:24900762

  10. Study of χ{sub b} meson production in pp collisions at √(s) = 7 and 8 TeV and observation of the decay χ{sub b} (3P) → Υ (3S)γ

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [Bristol Univ. (United Kingdom). H.H. Wills Physics Lab.; and others

    2014-10-15

    A study of χ{sub b} meson production at LHCb is performed on proton-proton collision data, corresponding to 3.0 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected at centre-of-mass energies √(s) = 7 and 8 TeV. The fraction of Υ(nS) mesons originating from χ{sub b} decays is measured as a function of the Υ transverse momentum in the rapidity range 2.0 < y{sup Υ} < 4.5. The radiative transition of the χ{sub b} (3P) meson to Υ(3S) is observed for the first time. The χ{sub b1} (3P) mass is determined to be m{sub χ{sub b{sub 1{sub ({sub 3{sub P{sub )}}}}}}} = 10 511.3 ± 1.7 ± 2.5MeV/c{sup 2}, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. (orig.)

  11. The Column Density Variance-{\\cal M}_s Relationship

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A.

    2012-08-01

    Although there is a wealth of column density tracers for both the molecular and diffuse interstellar medium, there are few observational studies investigating the relationship between the density variance (σ2) and the sonic Mach number ({\\cal M}_s). This is in part due to the fact that the σ2-{\\cal M}_s relationship is derived, via MHD simulations, for the three-dimensional (3D) density variance only, which is not a direct observable. We investigate the utility of a 2D column density \\sigma _{\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s relationship using solenoidally driven isothermal MHD simulations and find that the best fit follows closely the form of the 3D density \\sigma _{\\rho /\\rho _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s trend but includes a scaling parameter A such that \\sigma _{\\ln (\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0)}^2=A\\times \\ln (1+b^2{\\cal M}_s^2), where A = 0.11 and b = 1/3. This relation is consistent with the observational data reported for the Taurus and IC 5146 molecular clouds with b = 0.5 and A = 0.16, and b = 0.5 and A = 0.12, respectively. These results open up the possibility of using the 2D column density values of σ2 for investigations of the relation between the sonic Mach number and the probability distribution function (PDF) variance in addition to existing PDF sonic Mach number relations.

  12. The Effects of Radiative Transfer on the PDFs of Molecular MHD Turbulence

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A; Stutzki, J

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    We study the effects of radiative transfer on the Probability Distribution Functions (PDFs) of simulations of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the widely studied $^{13}$CO 2-1 transition. We find that the integrated intensity maps generally follow a log-normal distribution, with the cases that have $\\tau \\approx 1$ best matching the PDF of the column density. We fit a 2D variance-sonic Mach number relationship to our logarithmic PDFs of the form $\\sigma_{ln(\\Sigma/\\Sigma_0)}^2=A\\times ln(1+b^2{\\cal M}_s^2)$ and find that, for parameter $b=1/3$, parameter $A$ depends on the radiative transfer environment. We also explore the variance, skewness, and kurtosis of the linear PDFs finding that higher moments reflect both higher sonic Mach number and lower optical depth. Finally, we apply the Tsallis incremental PDF function and find that the fit parameters depend on both Mach numbers, but also are sensitive to the radiative transfer parameter space, with the $\\tau \\approx 1$ case best fitting the incremental PDF o...

  13. Spectroscopic and photometric analysis of the early-type spectroscopic binary HD 161853 in the centre of an H II region

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    Gamen, R; Barbá, R H; Arias, J I; Apellániz, J Maíz; Walborn, N R; Sota, A; Alfaro, E J

    2015-01-01

    We study the O-type star HD 161853, which has been noted as a probable double-lined spectroscopic binary system. We secured high-resolution spectra of HD 161853 during the past nine years. We separated the two components in the system and measured their respective radial velocities for the first time. We confirm that HD 161853 is an $\\sim$1 Ma old binary system consisting of an O8 V star ($M_{\\rm A,RV} \\geq 22$ M$_\\odot$) and a B1--3 V star ($M_{\\rm B,RV} \\geq 7.2$ M$_\\odot$) at about 1.3 kpc. From the radial velocity curve, we measure an orbital period $P$ = 2.66765$\\pm$0.00001 d and an eccentricity $e$ = 0.121$\\pm$0.007. Its $V$-band light curve is constant within 0.014 mag and does not display eclipses, from which we impose a maximum orbital inclination $i=54$ deg. HD 161853 is probably associated with an H II region and a poorly investigated very young open cluster. In addition, we detect a compact emission region at 50 arcsec to HD 161853 in 22$\\mu$m-WISE and 24$\\mu$m-Spitzer images, which may be identif...

  14. A PAPR reduction technique using Hadamard transform combined with clipping and filtering based on DCT/IDCT for IM/DD optical OFDM systems

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    Mangone, Fall; He, Jing; Tang, Jin; Xiao, Jiangnan; Chen, Ming; Li, Fan; Chen, Lin

    2014-08-01

    In Intensity Modulator/Direct Detection (IM/DD) optical OFDM systems, the high peak-to-power average ratio (PAPR) will cause signal impairments through the nonlinearity of modulator and fiber. In this paper, a joint PAPR reduction technique based on Hadamard transformation and clipping and filtering using DCT/IDCT transform has been proposed for mitigating the impairments in IM/DD optical OFDM system. We then experimentally evaluated the effect of PAPR reduction on the bit error rate (BER) performance and the results show the effectiveness of the proposed technique. At a bit error rate (BER) of 1 × 10-3, the receiver sensitivity of the proposed 2.5 Gb/s IM/DD optical OFDM system after 100-km standard single-mode fiber transmission has been improved by 0.8 dB, 1.3 dB and 3.1 dB for a launch power of 6.4 dBm, 8 dBm and 10 dBm respectively when compared with the classical system.

  15. Synthesis, in vitro antioxidant, anthelmintic and molecular docking studies of novel dichloro substituted benzoxazole-triazolo-thione derivatives.

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    Satyendra, R V; Vishnumurthy, K A; Vagdevi, H M; Rajesh, K P; Manjunatha, H; Shruthi, A

    2011-07-01

    A novel 6,8-dichloro [1,2,4]triazolo [3,4-b] [1,3]benzoxazole-3(2H)-thione 4 and its derivatives 5a and 5b are synthesized from 5,7-dichloro-2-hydrazinyl-1,3-benzoxazole 3, obtained by reaction of hydrazine hydrate with ethyl [(5,7-dichloro-1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)sulfanyl]acetate 2. The newly synthesized compounds are characterized by analytical (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, LC-MS mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. All synthesized compounds are screened for in vitro antioxidant and anthelmintic activities. In correlation to anthelmintic activity, compounds are subjected to molecular docking studies for the binding to β-Tubulin, target protein elite to the parasites. Compounds 3, 4 and 5a exhibited potential radical scavenging capacity with good anthelmintic activity. In molecular docking study also, compounds showed minimum binding energy and have good affinity toward the active pocket thus, they may be considered as good inhibitor of β-Tubulin.

  16. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activities of Some New 1,2,4-Triazole Derivatives

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    Hakan Bektaş

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Some novel 4,5-disubstituted-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (3, 6, 8, 9 derivatives and or 3-(4-methylphenyl[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3]benzoxazole (5 were synthesized from the reaction of various ester ethoxycarbonylhydrazones (1a-e with several primary amines. The synthesis of 4-amino-5-(4-chlorophenyl-2-[(5-mercapto-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-ylmethyl]-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (13 was performed starting from 4-Amino-5-(4-chlorophenyl-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (2 by four steps; then 13 was converted to the corresponding Schiff base (14 by using 4-methoxybenzaldehyde. Finally, two Mannich base derivatives of 14 were obtained by using morpholine or methyl piperazine as amine component. All newly synthesized compounds were screened for their antimicrobial activities and some of which were found to possess good or moderate activities against the test microorganisms.

  17. Natural defects and defects created by ionic implantation in zinc tellurium

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    Various defects have been studied in ZnTe crystals by transmission electron microscope and by scanning electron microscope in cathodo-luminescence mode: grain boundaries, sub-grain boundaries, twins. Ionic implants of boron (100 keV - 2x1014 and 1015 ions cm-2) were made on these crystals followed by isochrone annealing (30 minutes) of zinc under partial pressure at 550, 650 and 7500C. The nature of the defects was determined by transmission electron microscope: these are interstitial loops (b=1/3) the size of which varies between 20 A (non-annealed sample) and 180A (annealed at 7500C). The transmission electron microscope was also used to make concentration profiles of defects depending on depth. It is found that for the same implant (2x1014 ions.cm-2), the defect peak moves towards the exterior of the crystal as the annealing temperature rises (400 - 1000 and 7000 A for the three annealings). These results are explained from a model which allows for the coalescence of defects and considers the surface of the sample as being the principal source of vacancies. During the annealings, the migration of vacancies brings about the gradual annihilation of the implant defects. The adjustment of certain calculation parameters on the computer result in giving 2 eV as energy value for the formation of vacancies

  18. Synthesis and cytotoxic potential of heterocyclic cyclohexanone analogues of curcumin.

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    Yadav, Babasaheb; Taurin, Sebastien; Rosengren, Rhonda J; Schumacher, Marc; Diederich, Marc; Somers-Edgar, Tiffany J; Larsen, Lesley

    2010-09-15

    A series of 18 heterocyclic cyclohexanone analogues of curcumin have been synthesised and screened for their activity in both adherent and non-adherent cancer cell models. Cytotoxicity towards MBA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, as well as ability to inhibit NF-kappaB transactivation in non-adherent K562 leukemia cells were investigated. Three of these analogues 3,5-bis(pyridine-4-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-one B1, 3,5-bis(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylidene)-1-methylpiperidin-4-one B10, and 8-methyl-2,4-bis((pyridine-4-yl)methylene)-8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]octan-3-one C1 showed potent cytotoxicity towards MBA-MB-231, MDA-MB-468, and SkBr3 cell lines with EC50 values below 1 microM and inhibition of NF-kappaB activation below 7.5 microM. The lead drug candidate, B10, was also able to cause 43% of MDA-MB-231 cells to undergo apoptosis after 18 h. This level of activity warrants further investigation for the treatment of ER-negative breast cancer and/or chronic myelogenous leukemia as prototypical cellular models for solid and liquid tumors.

  19. Deep sea hydrothermal plumes and their interaction with oscillatory flows

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    Xu, Guangyu; di Iorio, Daniela

    2012-09-01

    The acoustic scintillation method is applied to the investigation and monitoring of a vigorous hydrothermal plume from Dante within the Main Endeavour vent field (MEF) in the Endeavour Ridge segment. A 40 day time series of the plume's vertical velocity and temperature fluctuations provides a unique opportunity to study deep sea plume dynamics in a tidally varying horizontal cross flow. An integral plume model that takes into account ambient stratification and horizontal cross flows is established from the conservation equations of mass, momentum and density deficit. Using a linear additive entrainment velocity in the model (E = αUm + βU⊥) that is a function of both the plume relative axial velocity (Um) and the relative ambient flow perpendicular to the plume (U⊥) gives consistent results to the experimental data, suggesting entrainment coefficients α = 0.1 and β = 0.6. Also from the integral model, the plume height in a horizontal cross flow (Ua) is shown to scale as 1.8B1/3Ua-1/3N-2/3 for 0.01 ≤ Ua ≤ 0.1 m/s where B is the initial buoyancy transport and N is the ambient stratification, both of which are assumed constant.

  20. Impactos atmosféricos das transformações territoriais e do crescimento do agronegócio na Amazônia matogrossense Impacts atmosphériques dus aux transformations territoriales et au développement de l’agro-industrie dans l’Amazonie du Mato Grosso

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    Ericka Pardini Morrone

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available O estado do Mato Grosso vem sofrendo, desde os anos 70 do século XX, um acentuado processo de transformação do território com a abertura de amplas áreas agrícolas em detrimento dos biomas amazônico e do cerrado. Este desmatamento está voltado, sobretudo, para o cultivo da soja: em 2005, a área usada para o cultivo deste cereal superou 6,1 milhões de hectares com uma produção de 17,76 milhões de toneladas. Assim, o agronegócio é tido como co-responsável pelo aumento das queimadas neste estado, cujo pico de ocorrência foi registrado no mês de setembro de 2004 com quase 25000 focos – 35% de todos os que foram detectados no Brasil no mesmo período. As queimadas são um fenômeno típico de áreas tropicais e, em decorrência delas, são emitidas para a atmosfera milhões de toneladas de gases e material particulado (em inglês, Particulate Matter, PM por ano. Estas emissões causam impactos negativos na saúde humana, além de afetarem os equilíbrios energéticos da atmosfera, cujas alterações têm sido associadas a mudanças climáticas em escala regional e global. Apesar de existirem previsões de concentração de PM baseadas em modelos matemáticos alimentados por dados de satélites, o levantamento de dados em superfície é fundamental. O presente estudo buscou avaliar dados diretos sobre a concentração de PM fino e grosso e sua composição química na região agrícola do Mato Grosso. Para isto, foram efetuadas amostragens nas sedes municipais de Guarantã do Norte, Juara, Feliz Natal, Sinop e Sorriso, entre setembro e outubro de 2009. Estes municípios foram selecionados durante viagem de exploração prévia realizada no âmbito do Ano da França no Brasil (“Conhecendo a Amazônia e as dinâmicas territoriais do Mato Grosso”, em julho de 2009. Sinop, Sorriso e Guarantã do Norte estão localizadas ao longo do principal eixo rodoviário do estado (BR163, enquanto Feliz Natal e Juara ficam, respectivamente, ao

  1. Fracciones de carbono orgánico en la capa arable: efecto de los sistemas de cultivo y fertilización nitrogenada Organic carbon fractions in the arable layer: cropping systems and nitrogen fertilization effects

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    Maximiliano J Eiza

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de siete sistemas de cultivo (SC en un experimento de larga duración: pastura permanente (PP, agricultura permanente bajo siembra directa (SD (SD100 y labranza convencional (LC (LC100, rotación agricultura pastura (50%-50% del tiempo bajo SD (SD50 y LC (LC50, rotación agricultura pastura (75%-25% del tiempo bajo SD (SD75 y LC (LC75 y dos dosis de fertilización nitrogenada: 0 y 120 kg N ha-1, sobre el carbono orgánico total (COT y particulado (COP, para 0-20 cm en 1994 y para 0-5, 5-20 y 0-20 cm de profundidad en 2003. En 1994, los mayores COP y COT se asociaron a manejos con períodos agrícolas previos cortos. En 2003, se encontraron diferencias entre SC en COT en la capa de 0-5 cm de profundidad, siendo PP, LC50 y SD50 los tratamientos con mayor COT. El COP fue más alto bajo PP, LC50 y SD50 a 0-5 y 0-20 cm de profundidad. A 0-5 cm COP bajo SD fue significativamente mayor que bajo LC. A 5-20 cm de profundidad, las diferencias en COP no fueron claras entre SC aunque, tendió a disminuir con los años bajo agricultura. La fertilización determinó mayor COP a 5-20 y 0-20 cm de profundidad. Las diferencias en la variación entre 1994 y 2003 entre SC fueron significativas para COP y COT. Por otro lado, la variación relativa de COP fue más alta que la de las otras variables. Se concluye que las rotaciones cortas de agricultura-pastura, la SD y la fertilización nitrogenada mejoran el COP y el COT. Para las condiciones de este experimento, COP ha sido un indicador más sensible que COT y sería capaz de detectar los efectos de las prácticas de manejo.In the southeastern Buenos Aires Province (Argentina unsuitable combination of crop rotation and tillage systems (cropping systems, SC has reduced soil organic matter content. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of seven SC in a long term experiment (since 1976 started in 1994: permanent pasture (PP, permanent cropping under no tillage (SD (SD100 and

  2. Ecomicrobiology and microbial assimilative capacity of the oligotrophic Andean Lake Laja, Chile Ecomicrobiología y capacidad asimilativa microbiana del lago oligotrófico andino Laja, Chile

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    BERNHARD KARRASCH

    2011-09-01

    organic loads as well as global change (temperature and precipitation changes could lead to significant changes in the ecology of Lake Laja.La gran presión generada por el desarrollo socioeconómico del sur de Chile, está causando cada vez más un mayor impacto en los lagos y ríos allí presentes. Sin embargo, el conocimiento de la estructura ecológica y la capacidad microbiana de autodepuración de los cuerpos de agua lacustres es escasa, pero esencial para un futuro uso sostenible de los recursos agua y suelo. Se estudió el lago Laja, por ser un cuerpo de agua muy afectado por la extracción de agua para la generación de energía hidroeléctrica y el riego. Como es característico de la región andina, el lago Laja es oligotrófico limitado por nutrientes nitrogenados. Se encontraron bajas concentraciones de clorofila a y carbono orgánico particulado (POC, así como bajas abundancias y biomasa de bacterias (principalmente ultramicrobacteria y de flagelados heterotróficos. Interrelaciones tróficas débiles se determinaron de la relación bacterias y flagelados heterotróficos. Para las diez enzimas extracelulares estudiadas (fosfatasa, leucina-, arginina-, glicina- y tirosina-aminopeptidasa, a-, b-D-glucosidasa, a-, b-D-galactosidasa, N-acetyl-b-D-glucosaminidasa, con la excepción de α-β-glucosidase, se analizó un amplio rango de actividad de degradación sobre la materia orgánica. Probablemente, debido a la limitación de nitrógeno, el N-orgánico hidrolizado por enzimas extracelulares alcanzó una actividad promedio de 45 %, comparada con otros estudios en aguas oligotróficas. El posible efecto de la limitación de N en la actividad enzimática extracelular, fue más pronunciado en las tasas de la actividad enzimática extracelular específicas, las cuales excedieron en un factor promedio de dos a las de otros cuerpos de aguas oligotróficos. En general, la actividad de todas las enzimas extracelulares microbianas estudiadas resultaron estar dominadas

  3. Prevención de la neumonía adquirida en la comunidad PREVENTION OF COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA IN ADULTS

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    Manuel Barros M.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available La vacuna anti neumocóccica polivalente disponible desde 1983 incluye 23 serotipos de Streptococcus pneumoniae, que representan cerca de 90% de las cepas que ocasionan enfermedad neumocóccica invasora en adultos inmunocompetentes. La vacuna confiere protección contra la enfermedad neumocóccica invasora. Se recomienda vacunar a los adultos sanos sobre 65 años de edad, portadores de enfermedades crónicas (cardiopatías, EPOC, nefropatías, diabetes mellitus, cirrosis hepática, pérdida crónica de LCR, asplenia funcional o anatómica, alcoholismo, inmunocomprometidos incluyendo los infectados por VIH, quimioterapia y neoplasias hematológicas. La vacuna anti influenza se prepara con antígenos particulados, e incluye dos tipos antigénicos de virus influenza A y una de influenza B, seleccionados de acuerdo al perfil epidemiológico que arroja la vigilancia mundial de influenza en el año anterior. Debido al cambio antigénico que se produce cada año, es necesario modificar la composición de la vacuna. Los estudios de costo-efectividad han confirmado la eficacia de la vacuna anti influenza en reducir la morbimortalidad asociada a la epidemia de influenza y los gastos de salud involucrados en el manejo de los enfermos. Además, los estudios clínicos han confirmado que la vacunación reduce el riesgo de neumonía, hospitalización y muerte en la población senescente durante la epidemia de influenza, cuando la cepa de la vacuna es similar a la presente en la comunidad. Se recomienda vacunar anualmente a los adultos sanos sobre 65 años de edad, portadores de enfermedades crónicas (cardiopatías, EPOC, nefropatías, diabetes mellitus, cirrosis hepática, pérdida crónica de LCR, asplenia funcional o anatómica, alcoholismo, mujeres embarazadas con más de 3 meses de gestación, inmunocomprometidos, pacientes institucionalizados (geriátricos, residentes en casas de reposo, trabajadores de la salud, viajeros a áreas geográficas de

  4. Efficiency of a constructed wetland for wastewaters treatment Eficiência de um "wetland" construído no tratamento de efluentes

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    Fernanda Travaini-Lima

    2012-01-01

    -treatment of UASB wastewater, can increase the retention of nutrients and solids by wetland.OBJETIVO: Comparar as características limnológicas de três diferentes entradas de água no "wetland" construído, com dados de concentração e carga, e avaliar a eficiência de remoção de nutrientes, sólidos, DBO5, clorofila-a e coliformes termotolerantes (TC pelo sistema de tratamento; MÉTODOS: No "wetland" construído, com área total de 82.8 m² e tempo de residência de 1 hora e 58 minutos na estação chuvosa e 2 horas e 42 minutos na seca, foram utilizadas as espécies Cyperus giganteus Vahl, Typha domingensis Pers., Pontederia cordata L. e Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms. Os pontos de amostragem avaliados em períodos de seca (D e chuva (R foram: entrada de água proveniente de aquicultura = IA; canal de entrada de escoamento da chuva = IR; entrada de resíduos provenientes de biodigestores = IB; saída de água do "wetland" = OUT. As variáveis analisadas foram: condutividade, pH, temperatura, oxigênio dissolvido, alcalinidade, DBO5, sólidos particulados e dissolvidos, nitrogênio, fósforo, clorofila-a e TC. Análises estatísticas multivariadas de Agrupamento e Componentes Principais (ACP foram usadas para agrupar pontos de amostragem com características limnológicas semelhantes; RESULTADOS: Na ACP com dados de concentração foi retido 90.52% da variabilidade dos dados, correlacionando a entrada IB com altas concentrações de condutividade, alcalinidade, pH, TC, nutrientes e sólidos. Para os dados de carga a ACP reteve 80.9% da variabilidade dos dados e correlacionou os pontos IA D, IA R e OUT R com elevada DBO5, clorofila-a, STD, nitrato, nitrito, P-total, temperatura, oxigênio e vazão. As maiores taxas de eficiência de remoção ocorreram na seca, principalmente em concentração, com 78% para amônia, 95.5% para SRP, 94.9% para STS e 99.9% para TC; CONCLUSÕES: O "wetland" foi eficiente na remoção de nutrientes, sólidos, DBO5, clorofila-a e TC

  5. Efficiency of a constructed wetland for wastewaters treatment Eficiência de um "wetland" construído no tratamento de efluentes

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    Fernanda Travaini-Lima

    2012-09-01

    -treatment of UASB wastewater, can increase the retention of nutrients and solids by wetland.OBJETIVO: Comparar as características limnológicas de três diferentes entradas de água no "wetland" construído, com dados de concentração e carga, e avaliar a eficiência de remoção de nutrientes, sólidos, DBO5, clorofila-a e coliformes termotolerantes (TC pelo sistema de tratamento; MÉTODOS: No "wetland" construído, com área total de 82.8 m² e tempo de residência de 1 hora e 58 minutos na estação chuvosa e 2 horas e 42 minutos na seca, foram utilizadas as espécies Cyperus giganteus Vahl, Typha domingensis Pers., Pontederia cordata L. e Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms. Os pontos de amostragem avaliados em períodos de seca (D e chuva (R foram: entrada de água proveniente de aquicultura = IA; canal de entrada de escoamento da chuva = IR; entrada de resíduos provenientes de biodigestores = IB; saída de água do "wetland" = OUT. As variáveis analisadas foram: condutividade, pH, temperatura, oxigênio dissolvido, alcalinidade, DBO5, sólidos particulados e dissolvidos, nitrogênio, fósforo, clorofila-a e TC. Análises estatísticas multivariadas de Agrupamento e Componentes Principais (ACP foram usadas para agrupar pontos de amostragem com características limnológicas semelhantes; RESULTADOS: Na ACP com dados de concentração foi retido 90.52% da variabilidade dos dados, correlacionando a entrada IB com altas concentrações de condutividade, alcalinidade, pH, TC, nutrientes e sólidos. Para os dados de carga a ACP reteve 80.9% da variabilidade dos dados e correlacionou os pontos IA D, IA R e OUT R com elevada DBO5, clorofila-a, STD, nitrato, nitrito, P-total, temperatura, oxigênio e vazão. As maiores taxas de eficiência de remoção ocorreram na seca, principalmente em concentração, com 78% para amônia, 95.5% para SRP, 94.9% para STS e 99.9% para TC; CONCLUSÕES: O "wetland" foi eficiente na remoção de nutrientes, sólidos, DBO5, clorofila-a e TC

  6. Metais pesados em solos de área de mineração e metalurgia de chumbo: II - formas e disponibilidade para plantas Heavy metals in soils of a lead mining and metallurgy area: II - forms and plant availability

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    Maurício Gomes de Andrade

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available As formas e a disponibilidade dos metais pesados em solos contaminados definem o potencial de absorção pelas plantas e de contaminação das águas por lixiviação. Neste trabalho, foram usados diferentes métodos de extrações químicas com o objetivo de identificar as formas de Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni e Zn e avaliar a disponibilidade desses poluentes para girassol (Helianthus annuus L., aveia-preta (Avena strigosa Schreber (exóticas e grama-batatais (Paspalum notatum Flügge (nativa como espécies indicadoras em solos de área de mineração e metalurgia de Pb, no município de Adrianópolis (PR. Foram coletadas amostras (0 a 40 cm em quatro ambientes da área: solo 1 - referência (mata nativa; solo 2 - pequena ocorrência de rejeitos no perfil; solo 3 - próximo da chaminé da fábrica (aporte de material particulado; solo 4 - intenso descarte de resíduos finos. Os métodos de extração empregados foram: DTPA-TEA pH 7,3; Ca(NO32 0,5 mol L-1; HNO3 0,5, 1,0 e 4,0 mol L-1 e água régia (HNO3/HCl concentrados - 3:1. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, com três repetições. Houve intenso incremento nos teores pseudototais, trocáveis e não trocáveis de metais pesados com a mineração; os teores máximos de Pb e Zn extraídos pela água régia foram de 9.678,2 e 894,8 mg kg-1, respectivamente. Os extratores HNO3 0,5, 1,0 e 4,0 mol L-1 e água régia correlacionaram entre si quanto à extração de metais pesados nos solos. O extrator com princípio de quelação (DTPA-TEA pH 7,3 não foi eficiente na predição da disponibilidade desses metais para as plantas. As extrações nítricas devem ser preferidas para se estabelecer a fitodisponibilidade de Pb e Zn nos solos da área.The forms and availability of heavy metals in contaminated soils determine the uptake potential of plants and water contamination by leaching. In this study different methods of chemical extraction were used, in order to identify the forms of Pb, Cd

  7. Substratum formulation for laccase and mycelial biomass production of Pleurotus ostreatusFormulação de substratos na produção de biomassa micelial e de lacase de Pleurotus ostreatus

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    Juliana Silveira do Valle

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    e de lacase. Assim o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito das características físico-químicas de subprodutos da agroindústria na formulação de substratos para o crescimento micelial e a produção de lacase por P. ostreatus. O experimento foi realizado com as matérias-primas: fibra de soja, farelo de trigo, farelo de arroz, grãos de milho e sabugo de milho que foram separadas em função da granulometria e analisadas quanto à relação carbono/nitrogênio (C/N. O crescimento micelial foi avaliado em meio de cultivo sólido particulado em tubos cilíndricos de borosilicato. Em seguida a produção de lacase foi avaliada utilizando um planejamento fatorial fracionário 26-2 com as variáveis: granulometria do meio de cultivo e adição de minerais (cobre, zinco, ferro, cádmio e magnésio no meio de cultivo. A produção de lacase foi determinada pela oxidação do ABTS (ácido 2,2’-azino-bis-(3-etilbenzotiazolina-6-sulfônico. Os resultados indicam que o fator mais importante para o crescimento micelial é a capacidade de retenção de oxigênio do meio de cultivo. Para o crescimento micelial de P. ostreatus o sabugo de milho e o farelo de trigo são os melhores componentes do substrato. As demais matérias-primas reduziram o crescimento micelial. Entretanto o fator mais importante para a indução da produção de lacase é a redução do tamanho da partícula, com aumento da área de contato entre o micélio e o substrato.

  8. Indicadores de qualidade de solos de área de mineração e metalurgia de chumbo: II - Mesofauna e plantas Soil quality indicators in lead mining and metalurgy area: II - Mesofauna and plants

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    Yara Jurema Barros

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A influência do manejo ou a adição de contaminante ao solo, normalmente, induz uma resposta mais rápida sobre a mesofauna do solo do que em outros atributos pedológicos, o que torna esses organismos bons indicadores de qualidade ambiental. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram identificar e quantificar os grupos de organismos da mesofauna dos solos e determinar os teores de Pb e Zn de plantas da área de mineração e metalurgia de Pb, no município de Adrianópolis (PR, de modo que fossem gerados indicadores biológicos da qualidade desses solos. Os solos selecionados apresentaram as seguintes características em relação às formas de contaminação: solo 1 - referência (mata nativa; solo 2 - resíduos incorporados ao perfil; solos 3 e 6 - próximos às chaminés da fábrica, com potencial de aporte de material particulado; e solo 5 - grande volume de rejeitos sobre o solo. Foram utilizados funis de Berlese, coletando-se amostras na profundidade de 0 a 5 cm (20 funis x 5 solos x 1 profundidade x 4 épocas = 400 amostras. Após separação da mesofauna, procedeu-se à triagem e identificação dos organismos com o auxílio de lupa. Amostras de formiga foram digeridas com HNO3 concentrado em sistema fechado de micro-ondas, e os teores de Pb e Zn foram determinados por espectroscopia de emissão atômica com plasma indutivamente acoplado (ICP-AES. Plantas da família Poaceae foram coletadas em todos os solos e, após digestão das amostras da parte aérea e da raiz pelo método nítrico-perclórico, determinaram-se os teores de Pb e Zn por ICP-AES. O número total de organismos dos 21 grupos identificados e o Índice de Qualidade Ambiental da Mesofauna não foram bons indicadores do nível de contaminação dos solos por metais pesados. A ocorrência e distribuição de espécies isoladas mostraram-se mais eficientes nesse propósito. A melhor qualidade ambiental do solo 1 (teores naturais de Pb - solo de referência foi atestada pela maior

  9. Macrofauna del curso inferior y estuario del río Biobío (Chile: cambios asociados a variabilidad estacional del caudal hídrico Macrofauna of the lower reach and estuary of Biobío river (Chile: changes associated to seasonal changes of the river flow

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    CARLOS BERTRÁN

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    Full Text Available Uno de los sistemas lóticos chilenos de mayor importancia de acuerdo a su caudal es el río Biobío (ca. 37º S. Su estuario es reducido, especialmente en las épocas de máximo caudal. Con el objetivo de poner a prueba la hipótesis de que en verano la disminución del caudal del río Biobío, determina una mayor depositación del material particulado fino y que el aumento del caudal en invierno resulta en el lavado y transporte del material depositado hacia el mar, y consecuentemente en una disminución de la macrofauna bentónica, se recolectaron muestras para análisis sedimentológicos y faunísticos en el curso inferior y estuario del río Biobío, durante agosto de 1993 y marzo de 1994. Los análisis sedimentológicos indican que el tamaño medio del sedimento correspondió a arenas gruesas. La depositación del material fino suspendido, que ocurre durante el verano se manifiesta en el mayor porcentaje de finos y materia orgánica durante este período. La macrofauna bentónica estuvo compuesta por 16 taxa en el muestreo de invierno y 42 taxa en el de verano. Durante el invierno, la mayoría de ellas estuvo representada por muy pocos individuos. Durante el verano aumentó la riqueza específica y abundancias totales de la macrofauna. Los taxa más abundantes fueron un Archiannelida indeterminado y el poliqueto Perinereis gualpensis. El aumento del caudal en la época invernal, determina el transporte del material depositado hacia el mar y consecuentemente el arrastre de organismos bentónicos. Aún cuando los valores de abundancia y biomasa de macrofauna durante el verano fueron de un orden de magnitud mayor que en la fase invernal, fueron menores que los citados para otros estuarios del centro-sur de Chile (ca. 39º S. Eso contribuye a confirmar el carácter atípico del estuario del río Biobío, el que debido a sus cambios estacionales de caudal genera cambios significativos en la estructura comunitaria de la macrofauna bent

  10. Distribuição de estanho em solos e em estevas da área envolvente das minas de Neves Corvo Tin distribution in soils and plants, Cistus ladanifer L., in Neves Corvo mining are

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    M. J. Batista

    2009-01-01

    ção da MNC, onde o pH do solo é mais ácido, os teores de Sn podem ser devidos à deposição de material particulado rico em Sn que será adsorvido via estomas. O pH e as fases sólidas nas quais o estanho se encontra nos solos são determinantes para a sua disponibilidade no solo e capacidade para ser absorvido e translocado pelas plantas.The Neves Corvo mining area includes the Mina de Neves Corvo (MNC that started exploitation in 1988 for Cu and Sn and six abandoned Mn and Cu mines. The Volcano Sedimentary Complex (VSC which hosts the massive sulphide deposits and the Flysch formations of schist and greywacke dominates the regional geology. The aim of this study was to evaluate tin distribution in soils as well as the capacity to absorb and translocate this element for plants (Cistus ladanifer L. growing in the MNC area. Samples were collected in two campaigns: the first, for soils, in 1971-72 before MNC existence; and the second campaign (1998, 10 years after mining exploitation began in MNC, for soils and plants in the same places sampled in the first campaign. Soil and plant samples were digested with four acids for total elements extraction and analysed by ICP-AES. The soils developed from Flysch formations have the same average Sn concentrations in both campaigns (2.9 mg kg -1. In contrast, the Sn concentration in soils developed on VSC in the second campaign were twice those (10.4 mg kg-1 from soils of the first campaign (4.5 mg kg-1, reflecting mining. However, tin content in soils developed on both lithologies was considered as a background concentration. Generally, plant roots have higher Sn concentrations than leaves. C. ladanifer plants presented highest Sn concentration than soils suggesting tin accumulation by these plants. The soil pH and solid phases where tin was present were determinant factors for tin uptake and translocation from roots to shoots in C. ladanifer plants.

  11. Heavy metals in geochemical sediment fractions of the border region between Baja California, Mexico, and California, USA; Metales pesados en fracciones geoquimicas de sedimentos de la region fronteriza de Baja California, Mexico, y California, EUA

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    1997-03-01

    water in the coastal zone are being transported outside the region. [Spanish] En este estudio se evalua la concentracion de los metales pesados Cu, Zn, Ni, Cr, Pb, Cd, Ag, Mn y Fe en las diferentes fracciones geoquimicas del sedimento, como una medida para conocer el impacto de las descargas de agua residuales sobre los sedimentos costeros de la region. Para este proposito, durante un crucero oceanografico realizado en abril de 1992 (ECOBAC IV), se recolectaron 20 muestras de sedimento superficial en la plataforma costera de la region fronteriza de Baja California (Mexico) y California (EUA). Las muestras de sedimento se sometieron a un procedimiento de extraccion secuencial, disenado para obtener las fracciones geoquimicas operacionalmente definidas como: intercambiable (F1), carbonatos (F2), oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn (F3), materia organica/sulfuros (F4) y residual o litogenica (F5). La especiacion operacional de los metales indica que las principales fases que acumulan metales en el sedimento son la matriz detrital o litogenica, los oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn y la materia organica/sulfuros, en este orden. La distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase reactiva (definida como la suma de F1-F4) presento, en general, una tendencia a aumentar en concentracion en sedimentos alejados de la costa. Los metales pesados en la fase reactiva aparentemente son controlados por la concentracion de hierro reactivo en los sedimentos, con excepcion del Pb, el Cd y la Ag. Esto sugiere que estos ultimos elementos son controlados por otros procesos, tales como el material particulado de origen biogenico. En contraste, la distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase detrital presento un comportamiento inverso, esto es, las mayores concentraciones de metales se encuentran cercanas a la costa frente a la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de Punta Bandera, Baja California. Las concentraciones promedio de metales totales (suma de F1-F5) fueron de 7.6, 40, 21, 68

  12. Tratamiento de efluentes del cultivo de Litopenaeus vannamei por sedimentación y filtración por la ostra Crassostrea rhizophorae Treatment of Litopenaeus vannamei farming effluents by sedimentation and oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae filtration

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    Roberto Ramos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A escala de laboratorio se evaluaron las eficiencias de remoción del material particulado y nutrientes disueltos desde efluentes de cultivo de Litopenaeus vannamei, utilizando un sistema combinado de dos fases, sedimentación y filtración por la ostra Crassostrea rhizophorae, empleando tres tiempos de retención hidráulica (TRH del efluente, 6, 12 y 24 h. En la fase de sedimentación, se emplearon estanques de 100 L en los cuales fueron colocados 90 L de efluente. En la fase de filtración, se utilizaron estanques de 50 L en los cuales se colocaron 20 L del efluente sobrenadante correspondiente a cada TRH de la fase de sedimentación. Cada unidad experimental de la fase de filtración fue sembrada con 15 ejemplares adultos de ostras con un peso promedio de 80 g manteniendo una biomasa de 1.200 g estanque-1 . Se utilizó un estanque control para cada TRH, conteniendo solamente conchas de ostras sin animal. Los resultados indicaron que en la fase de sedimentación el mejor desempeño fue alcanzado en el tiempo de 24 h, con 56,1% de remoción para la turbidez, 36,3% para los sólidos volátiles totales, la DB0(5 con 31,0% y el amonio con 21,4%. En la fase de filtración, la mayor eficiencia de remoción fue alcanzada en el tiempo de 6 h, con valores de 62,1% para la turbidez, 69,4% para los sólidos disueltos totales, 35,4% para los sólidos volátiles totales, 100% para la clorofila a y 17,2% para la DB0(5, en relación a los valores del estanque control. En esta fase, el amonio presentó un aumento en su concentración en todos los TRH. Calculadas las eficiencias de remoción con las dos fases integradas: sedimentación y filtración, en el tiempo de 6 h, en relación al efluente bruto, el desempeño mejoró significativamente alcanzando valores de 69,3% para la turbidez, 69,0% para los sólidos disueltos totales, 41,3% para los sólidos volátiles totales y 100% para la clorofila a.Efficiency in removing particulate matter and dissolved

  13. Labile carbon pools and biological activity in volcanic soils of the Canary Islands Fracciones de carbono orgánico lábil y actividad biológica en suelos de origen volcánico de las Islas Canarias Frações de carbono orgânico lábil e actividade biológica em solos de origem vulcânica das Ilhas Canárias

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    Cecilia María Armas Herrera

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    (0.77 g kg-1, which represents an SOC pool of low bioavailability, was protected by its adsorption to allophane in silandic Andosols.La medida de la susceptibilidad del carbono orgánico del suelo (SOC a la mineralización es esencial para predecir la respuesta a corto plazo de los reservorios biosféricos de carbono a los cambios en las condiciones ambientales. En este trabajo abordamos el estudio del SOC lábil (fácilmente mineralizable en suelos volcánicos, donde la biodisponibilidad del SOC se ve característicamente afectada por mecanismos de estabilización físico-química propios de estos suelos. Con este fin seleccionamos diez suelos representativos (sobre todo Andosoles de los principales hábitats naturales (matorral xerofítico, monteverde y pinar en las Islas Canarias, un archipiélago de origen volcánico. Durante dos años medimos diversas fracciones de SOC a las que se atribuye un distinto grado de biodisponibilidad: carbono soluble en agua en muestras frescas de suelo (WSC y en el extracto saturado (WSCse, carbono extraíble en agua caliente (HWC, carbono extraíble con sulfato potásico (PSC, carbono ligado a la biomasa microbiana (MBC, carbono orgánico particulado (POC, carbono de sustancias húmicas (HSC, y carbono orgánico total (TOC, y realizamos ensayos de incubación de las emisiones de CO2. Relacionamos estas medidas con los posibles aportes de carbono procedentes de la hojarasca y las raíces, y la actividad de enzimas hidrolíticas (CM-celulasa, ?-D-glucosidasa, y deshidrogenasa implicadas en el ciclado del carbono. La medida in vitro de la mineralización en ensayos cortos (10 días se ajustó a un modelo cinético simple de primer orden, un procedimiento sencillo que nos permitió obtener no sólo una estimación del SOC más inmediatamente mineralizable, sino también de la heterogeneidad de los sustratos consumidos durante la incubación. Los suelos volcánicos investigados mostraron una gran riqueza de SOC lábil, en los que

  14. Degradación física y química de dos suelos del cordón hortícola platense: Alternativas de tratamiento Physical and chemical degradation of two horticultural soils of La Plata: Alternative treatment

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    Ricardo Andreau

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La producción hortícola/florícola bajo cubierta requiere un manejo intensivo con riego, fertilizaciones y labranzas permanentes. Esto conduce a una degradación difícil de revertir. Entre las problemáticas se encuentran las derivadas de la sodicidad, salinidad, presencia de sustancias tóxicas para los vegetales, pérdida de materia orgánica y fertilidad física. Objetivos: a evaluar el impacto progresivo hasta 21 años de uso intensivo bajo cubierta sobre diferentes propiedades químicas y físico-químicas en dos suelos del área; b analizar el efecto de la aplicación de diferentes enmiendas orgánicas y químicas sobre variables químicas, fisico-químicas y físicas, en un suelo Argiudol vértico representativo de la región con 14 años de uso continuo en invernáculo, a los fines de seleccionar indicadores de calidad. Suelos: Argiudol vértico Serie Arturo Seguí. Antecedentes: 0 -21 años de cultivo bajo cubierta. Análisis: suelo (pH, conductividad eléctrica(CE, RAS, carbono orgánico total(COT y particulado(Cp, N total(Nt, P extractable, NO3-, densidad aparente(Dap, porosidad (P, estabilidad estructural (DMP, agua de riego (CE, cationes y aniones, abonos orgánicos (materia orgánica, pH, Na, humedad. Tratamientos correctores: T0 (Testigo, T1 (Cáscara de arroz +Yeso+ Azufre, T2 (Compost + Yeso + Azufre, T3 (Cama de pollo + Yeso + Azufre, T4 (yeso, T5 (azufre, T6 (yeso + azufre. Se comprobó un deterioro progresivo de las cualidades productivas de los suelos a causa del aumento lineal del pH y curvilíneo de la sodicidad (RAS y la salinidad (CE, disminución curvilínea del COT e incrementos irregulares de P extractable, muy elevados en algunos casos. Los tratamientos con agregado de cáscara de arroz y cama de pollo, ambos con adición de yeso y azufre fueron los más efectivos en términos generales para el control de la pérdida de materia orgánica (COT, CP y propiedades físicas relacionadas (DMP, P, Dap afectadas por el

  15. HYDROGEOCHEMICAL EVALUATION IN SELECTED SITES OF THE MARACANÃ RIVER WATERSHED (NORTHEAST - PARÁ, BRAZIL = AVALIAÇÃO HIDROGEOQUÍMICA EM ÁREAS SELECIONADAS NA BACIA HIDROGRÁFICA DO RIO MARACANÃ (NORDESTE DO PARÁ

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    Fabiola Fernandes Costa

    2009-01-01

    estiagem foram observadas as leituras elevadas de turbidez (acima de 700 UNT, material particulado em suspensão (máxima registrada de 1.272 mg.L-1 e matéria orgânica (máxima de 12,93 mg.L-1. Por outro lado, os valores mais elevados de pH (máximos de 7,9, condutividade elétrica (máxima de 31.300 uS.cm-1 e clorofila-a (máxima de 49,3 mg.m-3 foram registrados na área estuarina em estiagem mais pronunciada, revelando claramente a entrada das águas oceânicas e a consequente ocorrência de fitoplâncton necessário à cadeia trófica. A sazonalidade exerce notável influência na dinâmica socioambiental e de subsistência das populações tradicionais; exemplo disso é a captura de uma diversidade de pescado durante todo o ciclo anual. Dessa forma, as variáveis aqui discutidas são importantes para a elaboração de um planejamento estratégico visando à sustentabilidade local e regional da bacia.

  16. Nitrogen sediment fluxes in an upwelling system off central Chile (Concepción Bay and adjacent shelf during the 1997-1998 El Niño Flujos de compuestos nitrogenados desde los sedimentos, en un sistema de surgencia de Chile central (Bahía Concepción y plataforma adyacente durante El Niño 1997-1998

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    PRAXEDES MUÑOZ

    2004-06-01

    determinar los flujos totales de NH4+. Además se determinó la concentración de NH4+, NO3- y NO2- en el agua intersticial para estimar los flujos difusivos de compuestos nitrogenados en la interfase agua-sedimento. Los flujos de NH4+ totales variaron entre 0,55 y 2,18 mmol m-2 día-1 al interior de la bahía y entre 1,84 a 2,14 mmol m-2 día-1 en la plataforma. Se observaron flujos difusivos de NO3- en dirección a los sedimentos al interior de la bahía en Marzo de 1998 (-17 x 10-2 mmol m-2 día-1y en la plataforma en Noviembre de 1997 (-2,7 x 10-2 mmol m-2 día-1 asociados a los flujos difusivos de NH4+ más bajos, coincidiendo esto con la mayor gradiente de Eh en los sedimentos superficiales. Además, los bajos flujos de NH4+ medidos en comparación con mediciones previas, sugieren la influencia de un ambiente menos reductor, generado a su vez por la disminución del flujo de material orgánico particulado y por el aumento de las concentraciones de oxígeno disuelto en las aguas del fondo. Estas condiciones fueron generadas probablemente por el evento El Niño. También, con relación a reportes previos se registró un incremento en los coeficientes de irrigación (DI. Todo esto sugiere que durante este período los flujos de otros compuestos nitrogenados podrían haber adquirido relevancia con relación a los flujos de NH4+

  17. Carbono e frações granulométricas da matéria orgânica do solo sob sistemas de produção orgânica Carbon and granulometry fractions of soil organic matter under organic production system

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    Arcângelo Loss

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Os resultados do fracionamento granulométrico da matéria orgânica do solo (MOS podem contribuir para o entendimento da sua dinâmica em áreas com sistemas de manejo orgânico. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as frações granulométricas da MOS e o carbono orgânico total em áreas submetidas a manejo orgânico sob diferentes sistemas de uso do solo. As áreas selecionadas apresentavam os seguintes sistemas: preparo convencional (PC, milho/feijão, plantio direto (PD, beringela/milho, consórcio maracujá - Desmodium sp, uma área cultivada com figo e um sistema agroflorestal (SAF. As amostras de solo foram coletadas em duas profundidades (0-5 e 5-10cm e duas épocas (verão - 17 de novembro de 2005 e inverno - 23 de junho de 2006-. Foi medido o carbono orgânico total (COT, calculado seu estoque e realizado o fracionamento granulométrico da MOS, obtendo-se o carbono orgânico particulado (COp e o carbono orgânico associado aos minerais (COam. As áreas com figo e beringela/milho apresentaram os maiores teores de COT e estoques de COT na estação do verão. No inverno, os sistemas com rotação de culturas (PD e PC foram mais eficientes no estoque de COT que os demais sistemas avaliados. Maiores variações foram observadas nos teores de COT na profundidade de 5-10cm, decorrentes dos sistemas de manejo adotados. Pelos valores de COp foi possível identificar diferenças entre todos os sistemas de uso avaliados na estação do verão e na profundidade de 0-5cm, destacando-se a área em plantio direto com os maiores valores, nas duas estações. O COp mostrou-se mais eficiente que o COT no verão para evidenciar diferenças entre os sistemas avaliados na profundidade de 0-5cm. As diferenças observadas entre os sistemas de manejo para o COam foram atribuídas ao uso constante da adubação orgânica.The soil organic matter (SOM granulometry fractioning can contribute to the understanding of the SOM dynamics in areas under organic

  18. Nitrógeno liberado por incubación anaeróbica y fracciones de carbono en macro- y microagregados bajo distintos sistemas de cultivo Nitrogen released by anaerobic incubation and organic carbon fractions in macro- and microaggregates under cropping systems

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    María Victoria Cozzoli

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El contenido de carbono orgánico (CO del suelo determina muchas de sus funciones en el agroecosistema, entre las que se destaca su capacidad de proveer nutrientes como el nitrógeno (N. El contenido de las fracciones de CO y de N mineralizable y su distribución en la masa del suelo dependen de las prácticas de manejo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar el contenido de CO total (COT, asociado a la fracción mineral (COA y particulado (COP y del N mineralizable (a través del N liberado por incubación anaeróbica, NAN en la masa total del suelo y en macro- y microagregados, bajo distintos sistemas de cultivo (pasturas y agricultura con labranza convencional (LC y bajo siembra directa (SD y fertilización con N (0 y 120 kg N ha-1. Se muestreó un ensayo de larga duración de rotaciones mixtas y labranzas en Balcarce, provincia de Buenos Aires. Se separaron macro- y microagregados por tamizado en seco y se determinaron los contenidos de COT, COA, COP y NAN en la masa del suelo y en cada fracción de agregados. Los suelos bajo pastura mostraron en general los mayores contenidos de todas las fracciones de CO y de NAN tanto en masa total como en cada fracción de agregados. Por otro lado, los niveles de todas esas variables fueron más bajos cuanto más prolongado fue el período bajo agricultura y bajo LC respecto a SD. No hubo diferencias entre tratamientos en la proporción de macro- y microagregados, pero sí hubo una relación significativa de los contenidos de COT y de COP en macroagregados con su estabilidad en situaciones de escaso disturbio (pasturas y SD. Bajo LC tal relación no fue significativa, y la estabilidad de agregados fue más baja. El NAN en la masa total de los suelos bajo agricultura, se relacionó significativamente con el NAN en los macroagregados y, por tanto, se puede esperar una mayor expresión del potencial de mineralización de N en situaciones de manejo que tiendan a romper los macroagregados o en las que

  19. Obstrucción recurrente de las vías aéreas en el caballo Recurrent airway obstruction in horses

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    G Morán

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La Obstrucción Recurrente de las Vías Aéreas (ORVA es un proceso inflamatorio como respuesta a una hipersensibilidad debida a la inhalación de agentes alergenos, la cual se caracteriza por una inflamación de la vías aéreas, acumulación de mucus y una obstrucción reversible debido a la hipersensibilidad bronquial. El aire de las pesebreras en que se mantienen los equinos es muy abundante en material particulado proveniente del heno, paja de cama, polvo del ambiente, microorganismos contenidos en el ambiente y en las vías respiratorias de los animales y material de construcción de la pesebrera; por lo tanto, el ORVA se observa en equinos estabulados y su presentación está asociada con una estabulación deficiente. Esta relación entre inflamación e hipersensibilidad es el resultado de la expresión exagerada de genes que codifican para medidores inflamatorios. Esta expresión génica depende de la activación de factores de transcripción relacionados con el proceso. El NF-kB juega un rol crucial en la inducción de la transcripción de muchos genes involucrados en esta enfermedad, incluyendo quimiotácticos, citoquinas, receptores citoquínicos, moléculas de adhesión celular y células leucocitaria. El diagnóstico de elección de este cuadro alérgico es el lavado bronqueoalveolar (LBA, ya que durante una exacerbación del ORVA la citología es caracterizada por un significativo incremento de neutrófilos y en menor grado eosinófilos y mastocitos. La administración de glucocorticoides sistémicos o por inhalación reduce la inflamación y la obstrucción de las vías aéreas. Las drogas broncodilatadoras también deberían ser usadas para disminuir la dificultad respiratoria. La presente revisión pretende dar una visión actualizada sobre los factores que inciden en la presentación de esta patología, mecanismos inmunológicos y moleculares envueltos, como así también diagnóstico y tratamiento.Recurrent airway obstruction

  20. DISLOCATION LINES IN DOPED-Ti SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL AND THE EFFECT OF ANNEALING%钛宝石晶体中的位错以及退火对位错的影响

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    曾贵平; 殷绍唐; 秦青海; 葛玉香

    2001-01-01

    用化学腐蚀剂腐蚀出样品的(0001)表面上的位错蚀坑,在原生态和退火样品的对应径向线上测量了位错腐蚀坑的密度分布。由位错腐蚀坑的形成理论确定出原生态晶体中很可能有3种位错类型,即Burgers矢量b=1/3,1/3-和的位错线,然而长时间在还原性高温气氛中的退火难以降低晶体中的总的位错密度。在晶体的放肩至等径生长阶段,沿着晶体的生长方向,晶体棒中心的位错密度由高变低,这显示出:在晶体的放肩至等径生长的转变过程中,生长界面发生了翻转,由凹形界面转变为凸形界面,位错线随之从晶体棒的中心向边缘发散。%The dislocation lines in doped-Ti sapphire crystal and the effect of annealing on them are reported in this paper. By the aid of chemical etching method, the outcrops of dislocation lines are revealed in (0001) surface of doped-Ti sapphire crystal (Ti3+: Al2O3). The density distributions of dislocation lines were measured along with three corresponding radial lines in (0001) surface of the sample before and after annealing. Taking advantage of the forming thcory of dislocation etch-pit, three types of dislocation lines in as-grown crystal can be indicated, i.e. b = 1/3,1/3 and . The annealing on crystal of long time in high temperature H2 atmosphere has effect on the first type of the dislocation line, but nearly no effect on other types of the dislocation lines. Therefore, the annealing on crystal hardly reduces the total density of the dislocation lines. During shoulder to equal radius growth, the densities of the dislocation lines at the center of crystal boule decrease from high to low along growth direction. During the following equal radius growth of crystal, the densities of the dislocation lines along radial direction of boule increase all through from low to high. This reveals the growth interface reversing fron concave to convex.

  1. Decreased bile-acid synthesis in livers of hepatocyte-conditional NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase-null mice results in increased bile acids in serum.

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    Cheng, Xingguo; Zhang, Youcai; Klaassen, Curtis D

    2014-10-01

    NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (Cpr) is essential for the function of microsomal cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450), including those P450s involved in bile acid (BA) synthesis. Mice with hepatocyte-specific deletion of NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (H-Cpr-null) have been engineered to understand the in vivo function of hepatic P450s in the metabolism of xenobiotics and endogenous compounds. However, the impact of hepatic Cpr on BA homeostasis is not clear. The present study revealed that H-Cpr-null mice had a 60% decrease in total BA concentration in liver, whereas the total BA concentration in serum was almost doubled. The decreased level of cholic acid (CA) in both serum and livers of H-Cpr-null mice is likely due to diminished enzyme activity of Cyp8b1 that is essential for CA biosynthesis. Feedback mechanisms responsible for the reduced liver BA concentrations and/or increased serum BA concentrations in H-Cpr-null mice included the following: 1) enhanced alternative BA synthesis pathway, as evidenced by the fact that classic BA synthesis is diminished but chenodeoxycholic acid still increases in both serum and livers of H-Cpr-null mice; 2) inhibition of farnesoid X receptor activation, which increased the mRNA of Cyp7a1 and 8b1; 3) induction of intestinal BA transporters to facilitate BA absorption from the intestine to the circulation; 4) induction of hepatic multidrug resistance-associated protein transporters to increase BA efflux from the liver to blood; and 5) increased generation of secondary BAs. In summary, the present study reveals an important contribution of the alternative BA synthesis pathway and BA transporters in regulating BA concentrations in H-Cpr-null mice.

  2. Synthesis and solid state structures of Chalcogenide compounds of Imidazolin-2-ylidene-1,1-Diphenyl-phosphinamine

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    Naktode Kishor; Suman Das; Abhinanda Kundu; Hari Pada Nayek; Tarun K Panda

    2016-03-01

    We report the synthesis and solid state structures of 1,3-di-aryl-imidazolin-2-ylidine-1,1-diphenylphosphinamine [(aryl=mesityl (1a) and aryl=2,6-diisopripyl (1b)] and their chalcogenide compounds 3-di-aryl-imidazolin-2-ylidine-P, P-diphenylphosphinicamide (2a,b), 1,3-di-aryl-imidazolin-2-ylidine-P,P diphenyl-phosphinothioicamide (3a,b) and 1,3-diaryl-imidazolin-2-ylidine-P,P -diphenyl-phosphinoselenoicamide (4a,b).The compounds 1a,b were prepared in good yield by the reaction of 1,3-di-aryl-imidazolin-2-imine and chlorodiphenylphosphine in the presence of triethylamine in toluene. The reactions of 1a,b with elemental sulphur and selenium afforded the corresponding chalcogenide compounds 3a,b and 4a,b respectively.The corresponding oxo- derivative (2a,b) was obtained by reacting compound 1a,b with 30% aqueous hydrogen peroxide in THF. The molecular structures of 1a, 2a, 3a and 4a,b have been established by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. The molecular structures reveal that even C1–N1–P1 angle (124.62o) in compound 1a is less obtuse compared to the corresponding C1–N1–Si1 angles (157.8o) observed in related N-silylated 2-iminoimidazolines and trimethylsilyl iminophosphoranes. C1–N1–P1 angles are further widened in compounds 2a, 3a, and 4a,b due to the attachment of chalcogen atoms onto phosphorus atom.

  3. Novel levamisole derivative induces extrinsic pathway of apoptosis in cancer cells and inhibits tumor progression in mice.

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    Mahesh Hegde

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Levamisole, an imidazo(2,1-bthiazole derivative, has been reported to be a potential antitumor agent. In the present study, we have investigated the mechanism of action of one of the recently identified analogues, 4a (2-benzyl-6-(4'-fluorophenyl-5-thiocyanato-imidazo[2,1-b][1], [3], [4]thiadiazole. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ROS production and expression of various apoptotic proteins were measured following 4a treatment in leukemia cell lines. Tumor animal models were used to evaluate the effect of 4a in comparison with Levamisole on progression of breast adenocarcinoma and survival. Immunohistochemistry and western blotting studies were performed to understand the mechanism of 4a action both ex vivo and in vivo. RESULTS: We have determined the IC(50 value of 4a in many leukemic and breast cancer cell lines and found CEM cells most sensitive (IC(50 5 µM. Results showed that 4a treatment leads to the accumulation of ROS. Western blot analysis showed upregulation of pro-apoptotic proteins t-BID and BAX, upon treatment with 4a. Besides, dose-dependent activation of p53 along with FAS, FAS-L, and cleavage of CASPASE-8 suggest that it induces death receptor mediated apoptotic pathway in CEM cells. More importantly, we observed a reduction in tumor growth and significant increase in survival upon oral administration of 4a (20 mg/kg, six doses in mice. In comparison, 4a was found to be more potent than its parental analogue Levamisole based on both ex vivo and in vivo studies. Further, immunohistochemistry and western blotting studies indicate that 4a treatment led to abrogation of tumor cell proliferation and activation of apoptosis by the extrinsic pathway even in animal models. CONCLUSION: Thus, our results suggest that 4a could be used as a potent chemotherapeutic agent.

  4. Characterization of macroscopic properties and crystalline defects in neutron-irradiated silicon carbide

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    Length change, mechanical properties, helium release behavior, ESR observation and microstructure of neutron-irradiated silicon carbide (SiC) were investigated. Changes in those properties due to annealing were also measured to clarify the relationship between crystalline defects induced by neutron irradiation and macroscopic properties. The effects of external stress on defect annihilation and bubble swelling during annealing of neutron-irradiated specimens were investigated. From those experiments, it is clarified that the decrease in length by annealing below 1300 degC was not affected by the external stress. However, annealing above 1300 degC led to an increase in length in B-containing SiC, and the compressive stress retarded the expansion along the loading direction. The helium release behavior of neutron-irradiated SiC containing B was observed and it was clarified that the helium release rate of ceramic and its powder was different from each other. Defects characterization was carried out by ESR measurement and high-resolution electron microscopy. It was indicated that the vacancies with unpaired electron detected by ESR selectively disappear at lower temperature than those detected by a macroscopic length measurement. High-resolution electron microscopy revealed that very small interstitial type Flank loops lying on {111}, having a Burgers vector b=1/3, were formed in β-SiC heavily-neutron-irradiated in a fast reactor. Defect nuclei, a few nanometer in diameter, in hexagonal α-SiC were induced by lower doses in a thermal reactor. They are on the (0001) basal plane and have a Burgers vector b=1/6 [0001]. (J.P.N.)

  5. Anti-plasmodial polyvalent interactions in Artemisia annua L. aqueous extract--possible synergistic and resistance mechanisms.

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    John O Suberu

    Full Text Available Artemisia annua hot water infusion (tea has been used in in vitro experiments against P. falciparum malaria parasites to test potency relative to equivalent pure artemisinin. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC and mass spectrometric analyses were employed to determine the metabolite profile of tea including the concentrations of artemisinin (47.5±0.8 mg L(-1, dihydroartemisinic acid (70.0±0.3 mg L(-1, arteannuin B (1.3±0.0 mg L(-1, isovitexin (105.0±7.2 mg L(-1 and a range of polyphenolic acids. The tea extract, purified compounds from the extract, and the combination of artemisinin with the purified compounds were tested against chloroquine sensitive and chloroquine resistant strains of P. falciparum using the DNA-intercalative SYBR Green I assay. The results of these in vitro tests and of isobologram analyses of combination effects showed mild to strong antagonistic interactions between artemisinin and the compounds (9-epi-artemisinin and artemisitene extracted from A. annua with significant (IC50 <1 μM anti-plasmodial activities for the combination range evaluated. Mono-caffeoylquinic acids, tri-caffeoylquinic acid, artemisinic acid and arteannuin B showed additive interaction while rosmarinic acid showed synergistic interaction with artemisinin in the chloroquine sensitive strain at a combination ratio of 1:3 (artemisinin to purified compound. In the chloroquine resistant parasite, using the same ratio, these compounds strongly antagonised artemisinin anti-plasmodial activity with the exception of arteannuin B, which was synergistic. This result would suggest a mechanism targeting parasite resistance defenses for arteannuin B's potentiation of artemisinin.

  6. The Effects of Radiative Transfer on the Probability Distribution Functions of Molecular Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Ossenkopf, V.; Lazarian, A.; Stutzki, J.

    2013-07-01

    We study the effects of radiative transfer on the probability distribution functions (PDFs) of simulations of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the widely studied 13CO 2-1 transition. We find that the integrated intensity maps generally follow a log-normal distribution, with the cases that have τ ≈ 1 best matching the PDF of the column density. We fit a two-dimensional variance-sonic Mach number relationship to our logarithmic PDFs of the form \\sigma _{\\ln (\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0)}^2=A\\times \\ln (1+b^2{\\cal M}_s^2) and find that, for parameter b = 1/3, parameter A depends on the radiative transfer environment. We also explore the variance, skewness, and kurtosis of the linear PDFs finding that higher moments reflect both higher sonic Mach number and lower optical depth. Finally, we apply the Tsallis incremental PDF function and find that the fit parameters depend on both Mach numbers, but also are sensitive to the radiative transfer parameter space, with the τ ≈ 1 case best fitting the incremental PDF of the true column density. We conclude that, for PDFs of low optical depth cases, part of the gas is always subthermally excited so that the spread of the line intensities exceeds the spread of the underlying column densities and hence the PDFs do not reflect the true column density. Similarly, PDFs of optically thick cases are dominated by the velocity dispersion and therefore do not represent the true column density PDF. Thus, in the case of molecules like carbon monoxide, the dynamic range of intensities, structures observed, and, consequently, the observable PDFs are less determined by turbulence and more often determined by radiative transfer effects.

  7. Cold dark matter as compact composite objects

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    Zhitnitsky, Ariel

    2006-08-01

    Dark matter (DM) being the vital ingredient in the cosmos, still remains a mystery. The standard assumption is that the collisionless cold dark matter (CCDM) particles are represented by some weakly interacting fundamental fields which cannot be associated with any standard quarks or leptons. However, recent analyses of structure on galactic and subgalactic scales have suggested discrepancies and stimulated numerous alternative proposals including, e.g. self-interacting dark matter, self-annihilating dark matter, decaying dark matter, to name just a few. We propose the alternative to the standard assumption about the nature of DM particles (which are typically assumed to be weakly interacting fundamental pointlike particles, yet to be discovered). Our proposal is based on the idea that DM particles are strongly interacting composite macroscopically large objects which made of well-known light quarks (or even antiquarks). The required weakness of the DM particle interactions is guaranteed by a small geometrical factor γ˜(area)/(volume)˜B-1/3≪1 of the composite objects with a large baryon charge B≫1, rather than by a weak coupling constant of a new field. We argue that the interaction between hadronic matter and composite dark objects does not spoil the desired properties of the latter as cold matter. We also argue that such a scenario does not contradict to the current observational data. Rather, it has natural explanations of many observed data, such as ΩDM/ΩB˜1 or 511 KeV line from the bulge of our galaxy. We also suggest that composite dark matter may modify the dynamics of structure formation in the central overdense regions of galaxies. We also present a number of other cosmological/astrophysical observations which indirectly support the novel concept of DM nature.

  8. PHILOS自锁钢板与LPHP治疗成人肱骨近端骨折的临床研究%Clinical study of PHILOS locking plate and LPHP in the treatment of adult proximal humeral fractures

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    王永文

    2013-01-01

    目的:对比分析肱骨近端内锁定系统(PHILOS)自锁钢板与肱骨近端锁定钢板(LPHP)治疗成人肱骨近端骨折的临床疗效.方法:选择46例肱骨近端骨折患者,按照国际内固定研究学会(AO/ASIF)成人肱骨近端骨折分类标准(AO11.A1-3.B1-3.C1-3),分别应用PHILOS自锁钢板或LPHP两种内固定方式治疗.采用ASES肩关节评价标准测定肩关节功能,统计学比较两组疗效.术后38例获得随访,中位随访时间12.5个月.结果:3个月显示骨折愈合,PHILOS自锁钢板组15例、LPHP组14例;6个月显示骨折愈合,PHILOS自锁钢板组18例、LPHP组17例;1年均全部达骨性愈合.两组骨折愈合时间、关节功能康复(ASES评分)差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:对于成人肱骨近端骨折应用PHILOS自锁钢板与LPHP均能解剖复位、坚强固定、早期活动,获得良好的治疗效果.

  9. Pyrrolo[1,3]benzothiazepine-based atypical antipsychotic agents. Synthesis, structure-activity relationship, molecular modeling, and biological studies.

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    Campiani, Giuseppe; Butini, Stefania; Gemma, Sandra; Nacci, Vito; Fattorusso, Caterina; Catalanotti, Bruno; Giorgi, Gianluca; Cagnotto, Alfredo; Goegan, Mara; Mennini, Tiziana; Minetti, Patrizia; Di Cesare, M Assunta; Mastroianni, Domenico; Scafetta, Nazzareno; Galletti, Bruno; Stasi, M Antonietta; Castorina, Massimo; Pacifici, Licia; Ghirardi, Orlando; Tinti, Ornella; Carminati, Paolo

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    The prototypical dopamine and serotonin antagonist (+/-)-7-chloro-9-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-9,10-dihydropyrrolo[2,1-b][1,3]benzothiazepine (5) was resolved into its R and S enantiomers via crystallization of the diastereomeric tartaric acid salts. Binding studies confirmed that the (R)-(-)-enantiomer is a more potent D(2) receptor antagonist than the (S)-(+)-enantiomer, with almost identical affinity at the 5-HT(2) receptor ((S)-(+)-5, log Y = 4.7; (R)-(-)-5, log Y = 7.4). These data demonstrated a significant stereoselective interaction of 5 at D(2) receptors. Furthermore, enantiomer (S)-(+)-5 (ST1460) was tested on a panel of receptors; this compound showed an intriguing binding profile characterized by high affinity for H(1) and the alpha(1) receptor, a moderate affinity for alpha(2) and D(3) receptors, and low affinity for muscarinic receptors. Pharmacological and biochemical investigation confirmed an atypical pharmacological profile for (S)-(+)-5. This atypical antipsychotic lead has low propensity to induce catalepsy in rat. It has minimal effect on serum prolactin levels, and it has been selected for further pharmacological studies. (S)-(+)-5 increases the extracellular levels of dopamine in the rat striatum after subcutaneous administration. By use of 5 as the lead compound, a novel series of potential atypical antipsychotics has been developed, some of them being characterized by a stereoselective interaction at D(2) receptors. A number of structure-activity relationships trends have been identified, and a possible explanation is advanced in order to account for the observed stereoselectivity of the enantiomer of (+/-)-5 for D(2) receptors. The molecular structure determination of the enantiomers of 5 by X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling is reported. PMID:11784139

  10. The NOP (ORL1) receptor antagonist Compound B stimulates mesolimbic dopamine release and is rewarding in mice by a non-NOP-receptor-mediated mechanism.

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    Koizumi, Miwako; Sakoori, Kazuto; Midorikawa, Naoko; Murphy, Niall P

    2004-09-01

    1. Compound B (1-[(3R, 4R)-1-cyclooctylmethyl-3-hydroxymethyl-4-piperidyl]-3-ethyl-1,3-dihydro-2H-benzimidazol-2-one, CompB) is a nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) antagonist showing high selectivity for the NOP (ORL1) receptor over classical opioid receptors. We studied the effect of subcutaneous CompB administration on the release of mesolimbic dopamine (DA) and the expression of hedonia in mice. 2. CompB (0.3-30 mg kg(-1)) dose dependently stimulated mesolimbic DA release as measured by in vivo freely moving microdialysis, without any change in locomotor activity. However, intracerebroventricular administered N/OFQ (endogenous agonist of the NOP receptor, 6 nmol) did not influence CompB- (10 mg kg(-1)) induced DA release, despite clearly suppressing release when administered alone. 3. Studies using NOP receptor knockout mice and no-net-flux microdialysis revealed mildly, but not statistically significantly higher endogenous DA levels in mice lacking the NOP receptor compared to wild-type mice. Administration of CompB (10 mg kg(-1)) induced identical increases in mesolimbic DA release in wild-type and NOP receptor knockout mice. 4. CompB was rewarding in approximately the same dose range in which CompB induced major increases in mesolimbic DA release when assayed using a conditioned place preference paradigm. The rewarding effect of CompB (30 mg kg(-1)) was maintained in NOP receptor knockout mice. 5. These results show that CompB stimulates mesolimbic DA release and is rewarding by an action independent of the NOP receptor, the precise site of which is unclear. Consequently, caution should be exercised when interpreting the results of studies using this drug, particularly when administered by a peripheral route. PMID:15289286

  11. What is the best choice for repair of distal penile hypospadias: The tubularized incised plate urethroplasty or anterior urethral advancement technique?

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    Awad Mohamed

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Numerous ingenious methods have been introduced to repair hypospadias with variable results. We tried to evaluate the two techniques, tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP and anterior urethral advancement (AUA for repair of distal hypospadias and choose the best method to treat the distal type of penile hypospadias with the least complications. Materials and Methods : A total of 140 boys with distal penile hypospadias were divided into two groups. Group A (68 patients was treated with TIP and Group B (72 patients was treated with AUA. All the patients had an average age of three years (2-19 with variable meatal sites coronal (44 sub coronal (53 and anterior penile hypospadias (43. There was no significant difference between both groups with respect to the age and meatal sites. Results: The fistula rate in Group A was 8.8% versus 1.3% in Group B. There was no urethral stricture in both procedures. Wound dehiscence did not occur in Group A versus one case in Group B (1.3%. In Group A, 26 cases (38.3% had mild glanular torsion and five (7.3% had moderate glanular torsion versus none in Group B postoperatively. No postoperative chordee or binding in Group A, versus four patients (5.5% in Group B. No significant difference was observed in both groups with respect to meatal stenosis (7.3% versus 5.5% respectively. There was a significant difference between both groups with regard to the operative time in favour of Group B. Good cosmetic appearance of the glans was achieved in both techniques. Conclusion: Both techniques can treat this anomaly with a high success rate but the modified AUA technique appears to be a good choice due to its simplicity, short operative time and less fistula rate with good cosmetic results.

  12. Synthesis, characterization and vibrational spectroscopic study of Co, Mg co-doped LiMnPO4

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    Sronsri, Chuchai; Noisong, Pittayagorn; Danvirutai, Chanaiporn

    2016-01-01

    The isostructural olivine-like LiM(II)PO4 compounds [M(II) = Mn, Mn0.9Co0.1, Mn0.8Co0.1Mg0.1] were successfully generated through the solid state reaction from the synthesized NH4M(II)PO4• H2O precursors. The TG/DTG/DTA, AAS/AES, FTIR and XRD methods were employed to confirm both NH4M(II)PO4• H2O and LiM(II)PO4 compounds. Their morphologies were studied by SEM method. The shift of two theta angle of XRD to higher values was observed in metal doping compounds, which indicate the formation of the single phase of isodivalent doping of Co2 + and Mg2 + ions according to the change in the lattice parameters and cell volumes. Their infrared spectra are reported and discussed with respect to the normal vibrations of NH4+, PO43 -, P2O74 - and H2O molecules using factor group analysis. The correlation field splitting analysis of PO43 - in NH4M(II)PO4• H2O (orthorhombic system, Pmn21, C2v7 and Z = 2, [(3 × 5) - 6] × 2 = 18 internal modes) symbolized as Td - Cs - C2v7 suggested the number of vibrational modes to be: ΓVib = A1(6) + A2(3) + B1(6) + B2(3) and A1(6) + A2(3) + B1(3) + B2(6) for zx and yz plane respectively. While, LiM(II)PO4 crystallizes in the orthorhombic system the space group Pnma (D2h16), Z = 4 and the site symmetry of PO43 - is Cs. The correlation field splitting of type Td - Cs - D2h16 were reported in relation to [(3 × 5) - 6] × 4 = 36 internal modes for PO43 - unit in the structure.

  13. Immortalization of epithelial-like cells from human liver tissue with SV40 T-antigen gene.

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    Miyazaki, M; Mihara, K; Bai, L; Kano, Y; Tsuboi, S; Endo, A; Seshimo, K; Yoshioka, T; Namba, M

    1993-05-01

    The cells derived from the human embryo liver tissue were transfected with a plasmid pSV3neo containing both the large and small T-antigen gene of the early region of simian virus 40 (SV40), and two cell strains, OUMS-21 and -22, were obtained. OUMS-22 cells, to date, have reached over 100 population doublings through a culture crisis and are considered to have become an immortal cell line. However, OUMS-21 cells failed to become an immortal cell line. Both OUMS-21 and -22 cells were SV40 T-antigen-positive, epithelial-like, and immunoreactive against an anti-keratin 18 monoclonal antibody but against neither an anti-vimentin nor an anti-von Willebrandt factor VIII monoclonal antibody. The staining pattern of cytokeratin in these cells was similar to that in the differentiated human hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines but not to that in the human cholangiocellular carcinoma cell lines. OUMS-21 and -22 cells expressed neither alpha-fetoprotein nor albumin mRNAs. These cells showed no tyrosine aminotransferase activity. However, both OUMS-21 and -22 cells were sensitive to cytotoxicity of aflatoxin B1, 3-amino-1,4-dimethyl-5H-pyrido[4,3-b]indole, and benzo[a]pyrene, whereas human embryo lung fibroblasts were insensitive to the cytotoxicity of these carcinogens. These findings suggest that OUMS-21 and -22 cells may arise from undifferentiated liver stem cells or from hepatocytes that lost their ability to express the liver-specific functions prior to immortalization. Both OUMS-21 and -22 cells expressed glutathione S-transferase pi (GST-pi) mRNA. The expression of GST-pi mRNA highly increased in OUMS-22 cells with their immortalization. Karyotypic analysis showed that numerical and structural aberrations of the chromosomes were profound, but neither specific events nor marker chromosomes were found in OUMS-21 and -22 cells. Both OUMS-21 and -22 cells could grow in soft agar, but they were not tumorigenic when transplanted into nude mice. PMID

  14. Effects of different experimental approaches on the expression of microRNA of alveolar macrophages in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Yu-ting WU

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective  To compare the different expressions of miRNAs of alveolar macrophages (AM in two chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD models of rat induced by smudging alone or combined with lipopolysaccharide (LPS infusion. Methods  Sixty female Wistar rats were randomly assigned into 4 groups: control group Ⅰ, control group Ⅱ, COPD model group Ⅰ(cigarette smoke exposure alone, CS and COPD model group Ⅱ(cigarette smoke exposure + LPS infusion, CS+LPS. COPD rat models were evaluated by chest CT, lung function test and histopathological examination of lungs. The primary AM were acquired and the RNAs were then extracted after carrying out bronchoalveolar lavage. Three pairs of samples were used for detection of miRNAs expression by the method of miRNA microarray chip. The difference was verified by qRT-PCR analysis on another 5 pairs of samples. Data analysis was performed to find out the significantly differential miRNAs expression profiles in COPD rat models. Results  The chest CT, lung function test and histopathological examination verified the COPD in rats of CS and CS+LPS groups. Compared with control group Ⅰ, the expressions of let-7b-3p, miR-376c-3p and miR-675-5p were down-regulated in CS group with no miRNAs up-regulated. Compared with control group Ⅱ, the expressions of let-7b-3p and miR-675-5p were down-regulated, while the expressions of 11 miRNAs were obviously up-regulated in CS+LPS group as miR-200b-3p, miR665, miR-344b-1-3p, miR-34c-5p, miR-34b-5p, miR-99b-5p, miR-129-1-3p, miR-3557-5p, miR-331-5p, miR-493-5p and miR-200a3p. Conclusions  COPD rat models are established successfully both with CS and CS+LPS. The results of chest CT, lung function test and histopathological examination have shown no significant difference between the two approaches. However, the expressions of miRNAs of AM are significantly different. DOI: 10.11855/j.issn.0577-7402.2016.07.05

  15. Metabolic Syndrome, Strain, and Reduced Myocardial Function: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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    Almeida, André Luiz Cerqueira de, E-mail: andrealmeida@cardiol.br [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States); Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Bahia (Brazil); Teixido-Tura, Gisela; Choi, Eui-Young; Opdahl, Anders; Fernandes, Verônica R. S. [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States); Wu, Colin O. [National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (United States); Bluemke, David A. [National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Bethesda, MD (United States); Lima, João A. C. [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2014-04-15

    Subclinical cardiovascular disease is prevalent in patients with Metabolic Syndrome (MetSyn). Left ventricular (LV) circumferential strain (ε{sub CC}) and longitudinal strain (ε{sub LL}), assessed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (STE), are indices of systolic function: shortening is indicated by negative strain, and thus, the more negative the strain, the better the LV systolic function. They have been used to demonstrate subclinical ventricular dysfunction in several clinical disorders. We hypothesized that MetSyn is associated with impaired myocardial function, as assessed by STE. We analyzed Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants who underwent STE and were evaluated for all MetSyn components. Among the 133 participants included [women: 63%; age: 65 ± 9 years (mean ± SD)], the prevalence of MetSyn was 31% (41/133). Individuals with MetSyn had lower ε{sub CC} and lower ε{sub LL} than those without MetSyn (-16.3% ± 3.5% vs. -18.4% ± 3.7%, p < 0.01; and -12.1% ± 2.5% vs. -13.9% ± 2.3%, p < 0.01, respectively). The LV ejection fraction (LVEF) was similar in both groups (p = 0.09). In multivariate analysis, MetSyn was associated with less circumferential myocardial shortening as indicated by less negative ε{sub CC} (B = 2.1%, 95%CI:0.6 3.5, p < 0.01) even after adjusting for age, ethnicity, LV mass, and LVEF). Likewise, presence of MetSyn (B = 1.3%, 95%CI:0.3 2.2, p < 0.01) and LV mass (B = 0.02%, 95% CI: 0.01-0.03, p = 0.02) were significantly associated with less longitudinal myocardial shortening as indicated by less negative ε{sub LL} after adjustment for ethnicity, LVEF, and creatinine. Left ventricular ε{sub CC} and ε{sub LL}, markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease, are impaired in asymptomatic individuals with MetSyn and no history of myocardial infarction, heart failure, and/or LVEF < 50%.

  16. Combined theoretical and experimental study of the valence, Rydberg, and ionic states of chlorobenzene

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    Palmer, Michael H.; Ridley, Trevor; Vrønning Hoffmann, Søren; Jones, Nykola C.; Coreno, Marcello; de Simone, Monica; Grazioli, Cesare; Zhang, Teng; Biczysko, Malgorzata; Baiardi, Alberto; Peterson, Kirk A.

    2016-03-01

    New photoelectron (PE) and ultra violet (UV) and vacuum UV (VUV) spectra have been obtained for chlorobenzene by synchrotron study with higher sensitivity and resolution than previous work and are subjected to detailed analysis. In addition, we report on the mass-resolved (2 + 1) resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectra of a jet-cooled sample. Both the VUV and REMPI spectra have enabled identification of a considerable number of Rydberg states for the first time. The use of ab initio calculations, which include both multi-reference multi-root doubles and singles configuration interaction (MRD-CI) and time dependent density functional theoretical (TDDFT) methods, has led to major advances in interpretation of the vibrational structure of the ionic and electronically excited states. Franck-Condon (FC) analyses of the PE spectra, including both hot and cold bands, indicate much more complex envelopes than previously thought. The sequence of ionic states can be best interpreted by our multi-configuration self-consistent field computations and also by comparison of the calculated vibrational structure of the B and C ionic states with experiment; these conclusions suggest that the leading sequence is the same as that of iodobenzene and bromobenzene, namely: X2B1(3b1-1) Herzberg-Teller contributions has been performed. The other low-lying absorption band near 5.8 eV is dominated by a 1A1 state, but an underlying weak 1B1 state (πσ∗) is also found. The strongest band in the VUV spectrum near 6.7 eV is poorly resolved and is analyzed in terms of two ππ∗ states of 1A1 (higher oscillator strength) and 1B2 (lower oscillator strength) symmetries, respectively. The calculated vertical excitation energies of these two states are critically dependent upon the presence of Rydberg functions in the basis set, since both manifolds are strongly perturbed by the Rydberg states in this energy range. A number of equilibrium structures of the ionic and singlet

  17. Fetal bovine serum and human constitutive androstane receptor: Evidence for activation of the SV23 splice variant by artemisinin, artemether, and arteether in a serum-free cell culture system

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    Lau, Aik Jiang; Chang, Thomas K.H., E-mail: thomas.chang@ubc.ca

    2014-06-01

    The naturally occurring SV23 splice variant of human constitutive androstane receptor (hCAR-SV23) is activated by di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is detected as a contaminant in fetal bovine serum (FBS). In our initial experiment, we compared the effect of dialyzed FBS, charcoal-stripped, dextran-treated FBS (CS-FBS), and regular FBS on the basal activity and ligand-activation of hCAR-SV23 in a cell-based reporter gene assay. In transfected HepG2 cells cultured in medium supplemented with 10% FBS, basal hCAR-SV23 activity varied with the type of FBS (regular > dialyzed > CS). DEHP increased hCAR-SV23 activity when 10% CS-FBS, but not regular FBS or dialyzed FBS, was used. With increasing concentrations (1–10%) of regular FBS or CS-FBS, hCAR-SV23 basal activity increased, whereas in DEHP-treated cells, hCAR-SV23 activity remained similar (regular FBS) or slightly increased (CS-FBS). Subsequent experiments identified a serum-free culture condition to detect DEHP activation of hCAR-SV23. Under this condition, artemisinin, artemether, and arteether increased hCAR-SV23 activity, whereas they decreased it in cells cultured in medium supplemented with 10% regular FBS. By comparison, FBS increased the basal activity of the wild-type isoform of hCAR (hCAR-WT), whereas it did not affect the basal activity of the SV24 splice variant (hCAR-SV24) or ligand activation of hCAR-SV24 and hCAR-WT by 6-(4-chlorophenyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazole-5-carbaldehyde O-(3,4-dichlorobenzyl)oxime (CITCO). The use of serum-free culture condition was suitable for detecting CITCO activation of hCAR-WT and hCAR-SV24. In conclusion, FBS leads to erroneous classification of pharmacological ligands of hCAR-SV23 in cell-based assays, but investigations on functional ligands of hCAR isoforms can be conducted in serum-free culture condition. - Highlights: • FBS leads to erroneous pharmacological classification of hCAR-SV23 ligands. • Artemisinin, artemether, and arteether activate h

  18. Different methodological approaches to the assessment of in vivo efficacy of three artemisinin-based combination antimalarial treatments for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in African children

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Use of different methods for assessing the efficacy of artemisinin-based combination antimalarial treatments (ACTs will result in different estimates being reported, with implications for changes in treatment policy. Methods Data from different in vivo studies of ACT treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria were combined in a single database. Efficacy at day 28 corrected by PCR genotyping was estimated using four methods. In the first two methods, failure rates were calculated as proportions with either (1a reinfections excluded from the analysis (standard WHO per-protocol analysis or (1b reinfections considered as treatment successes. In the second two methods, failure rates were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier product limit formula using either (2a WHO (2001 definitions of failure, or (2b failure defined using parasitological criteria only. Results Data analysed represented 2926 patients from 17 studies in nine African countries. Three ACTs were studied: artesunate-amodiaquine (AS+AQ, N = 1702, artesunate-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS+SP, N = 706 and artemether-lumefantrine (AL, N = 518. Using method (1a, the day 28 failure rates ranged from 0% to 39.3% for AS+AQ treatment, from 1.0% to 33.3% for AS+SP treatment and from 0% to 3.3% for AL treatment. The median [range] difference in point estimates between method 1a (reference and the others were: (i method 1b = 1.3% [0 to24.8], (ii method 2a = 1.1% [0 to21.5], and (iii method 2b = 0% [-38 to19.3]. The standard per-protocol method (1a tended to overestimate the risk of failure when compared to alternative methods using the same endpoint definitions (methods 1b and 2a. It either overestimated or underestimated the risk when endpoints based on parasitological rather than clinical criteria were applied. The standard method was also associated with a 34% reduction in the number of patients evaluated compared to the number of patients enrolled. Only 2% of the sample size

  19. Estudio de las Interacciones Ácido Húmico-Metales Pesados y Determinación de sus Constantes de Estabilidad por Electroforesis Capilar Study of Humic Acid-Heavy Metal Interactions and the Evaluation of its Stability Constants by Capillary Electrophoresis

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    Silvia Nieto-Velázquez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La técnica de electroforesis capilar asociada con el programa computacional SQUAD ha sido empleada para el estudio de la interacción entre metales pesados (Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Co2+, Cd2+ y un ácido húmico. Dicha interacción, provoca el desplazamiento en el tiempo de migración de los metales en función de la concentración del ácido. De esta información es posible obtener las movilidades electroforéticas efectivas y alimentarlas al programa SQUAD para calcular las constantes de equilibrio considerando una estequiometría 1:1. La afinidad del ácido húmico hacia los metales decrece en el siguiente orden: Cu2+>Pb2+>Hg2+>Co2+>Cd2+. Las respectivas constantes de equilibrio son: (log b1: 3.48±0.33, 3.62±0.24, 3.18±0.19, 2.96±0.20 y 2.58±0.33. Esta tendencia coincide con la teoría ABDB de Pearson y con otros datos de la literatura.The capillary electrophoresis technique associated with the SQUAD computer program has been used to study the interaction between humic acid and heavy metals (Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Co2+, Cd2+. Such interaction causes a shift in the migration time of metals depending on the concentration of humic acid. From this information the effective electrophoretic mobility was determined and then introduced to the SQUAD program to calculate the equilibrium constants considering a 1:1 stoichiometry. The affinity of humic acid to the metals decreases in the following order: Cu2+>Pb2+>Hg2+>Co2+>Cd2+. The respective equilibrium constants (log b1 are: 3.48±0.33, 3.62±0.24, 3.18±0.19, 2.96±0.20 and 2.58±0.33. This tendency is consistent with the Pearson HSAB theory and with other data published in the literature.

  20. Combined theoretical and experimental study of the valence, Rydberg, and ionic states of chlorobenzene.

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    Palmer, Michael H; Ridley, Trevor; Vrønning Hoffmann, Søren; Jones, Nykola C; Coreno, Marcello; de Simone, Monica; Grazioli, Cesare; Zhang, Teng; Biczysko, Malgorzata; Baiardi, Alberto; Peterson, Kirk A

    2016-03-28

    New photoelectron (PE) and ultra violet (UV) and vacuum UV (VUV) spectra have been obtained for chlorobenzene by synchrotron study with higher sensitivity and resolution than previous work and are subjected to detailed analysis. In addition, we report on the mass-resolved (2 + 1) resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectra of a jet-cooled sample. Both the VUV and REMPI spectra have enabled identification of a considerable number of Rydberg states for the first time. The use of ab initio calculations, which include both multi-reference multi-root doubles and singles configuration interaction (MRD-CI) and time dependent density functional theoretical (TDDFT) methods, has led to major advances in interpretation of the vibrational structure of the ionic and electronically excited states. Franck-Condon (FC) analyses of the PE spectra, including both hot and cold bands, indicate much more complex envelopes than previously thought. The sequence of ionic states can be best interpreted by our multi-configuration self-consistent field computations and also by comparison of the calculated vibrational structure of the B and C ionic states with experiment; these conclusions suggest that the leading sequence is the same as that of iodobenzene and bromobenzene, namely: X(2)B1(3b1 (-1)) < A(2)A2(1a2 (-1)) < B(2)B2(6b2 (-1)) < C(2)B1(2b1 (-1)). The absorption onset near 4.6 eV has been investigated using MRD-CI and TDDFT calculations; the principal component of this band is (1)B2 and an interpretation based on the superposition of FC and Herzberg-Teller contributions has been performed. The other low-lying absorption band near 5.8 eV is dominated by a (1)A1 state, but an underlying weak (1)B1 state (πσ(∗)) is also found. The strongest band in the VUV spectrum near 6.7 eV is poorly resolved and is analyzed in terms of two ππ(∗) states of (1)A1 (higher oscillator strength) and (1)B2 (lower oscillator strength) symmetries, respectively. The calculated vertical

  1. Effects of phenolic compounds in propolis on digestive and ruminal parameters in dairy cows

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    Sílvia Cristina de Aguiar

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Four rumen-cannulated primiparous lactating cows were studied in a 4 × 4 Latin square design experiment to evaluate the effects of propolis-based products (PBP with different concentrations of propolis and alcohol levels on total digestibility, (TD, ruminal digestibility (RD, intestinal digestibility (ID, pH, ruminal ammonia-nitrogen production (NH3-N, rumen microbial synthesis, and blood parameters. The feed consisted of 591.9 g/kg corn silage and 408.1 g/kg concentrate (dry matter [DM] basis, and treatments differed with regard to the inclusion (via ruminal cannula or exclusion of PBP as follows: control (without the PBP, PBP B1 (3.81 mg of phenolic compounds/kg of ingested DM, PBP C1 (3.27 mg of phenolic compounds/kg of ingested DM, and PBP C3 (1.93 mg of phenolic compounds/kg of ingested DM. Inclusion of PBP reduced the RD of dietary crude protein (CP. Treatment PBP C1 reduced ruminal NH3-N production, while PBP B1 increased the ID of CP relative to that in the control. These findings indicate that propolis had a positive effect on rumen nitrogen metabolism. Rumen pH, efficiency of microbial protein synthesis, and blood parameters were not affected by addition of PBP, but there were significant effects on the other parameters when the treatments containing propolis were contrasted. Higher TD of DM (0.717 vs. 0.685, OM (0.737 vs. 0.703, and CP (0.760 vs. 0.739, as well as higher NDF (0.622 vs. 0.558 and TDN (0.747 vs. 0.712 were observed when comparing PBP C1 with C3. Inclusion of propolis in diets for dairy cows have positive effects on protein metabolism in the rumen. Variation in the amounts of phenolic compounds in the different PBP may explain the diverse effects on the digestive parameters evaluated.

  2. Fetal bovine serum and human constitutive androstane receptor: Evidence for activation of the SV23 splice variant by artemisinin, artemether, and arteether in a serum-free cell culture system

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    The naturally occurring SV23 splice variant of human constitutive androstane receptor (hCAR-SV23) is activated by di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is detected as a contaminant in fetal bovine serum (FBS). In our initial experiment, we compared the effect of dialyzed FBS, charcoal-stripped, dextran-treated FBS (CS-FBS), and regular FBS on the basal activity and ligand-activation of hCAR-SV23 in a cell-based reporter gene assay. In transfected HepG2 cells cultured in medium supplemented with 10% FBS, basal hCAR-SV23 activity varied with the type of FBS (regular > dialyzed > CS). DEHP increased hCAR-SV23 activity when 10% CS-FBS, but not regular FBS or dialyzed FBS, was used. With increasing concentrations (1–10%) of regular FBS or CS-FBS, hCAR-SV23 basal activity increased, whereas in DEHP-treated cells, hCAR-SV23 activity remained similar (regular FBS) or slightly increased (CS-FBS). Subsequent experiments identified a serum-free culture condition to detect DEHP activation of hCAR-SV23. Under this condition, artemisinin, artemether, and arteether increased hCAR-SV23 activity, whereas they decreased it in cells cultured in medium supplemented with 10% regular FBS. By comparison, FBS increased the basal activity of the wild-type isoform of hCAR (hCAR-WT), whereas it did not affect the basal activity of the SV24 splice variant (hCAR-SV24) or ligand activation of hCAR-SV24 and hCAR-WT by 6-(4-chlorophenyl)imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazole-5-carbaldehyde O-(3,4-dichlorobenzyl)oxime (CITCO). The use of serum-free culture condition was suitable for detecting CITCO activation of hCAR-WT and hCAR-SV24. In conclusion, FBS leads to erroneous classification of pharmacological ligands of hCAR-SV23 in cell-based assays, but investigations on functional ligands of hCAR isoforms can be conducted in serum-free culture condition. - Highlights: • FBS leads to erroneous pharmacological classification of hCAR-SV23 ligands. • Artemisinin, artemether, and arteether activate h

  3. Relativistic Pair Beams from TeV Blazars: A Source of Reprocessed GeV Emission rather than Intergalactic Heating

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    Sironi, Lorenzo; Giannios, Dimitrios

    2014-05-01

    The interaction of TeV photons from blazars with the extragalactic background light produces a relativistic beam of electron-positron pairs streaming through the intergalactic medium (IGM). The fate of the beam energy is uncertain. By means of two- and three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, we study the nonlinear evolution of dilute ultra-relativistic pair beams propagating through the IGM. We explore a wide range of beam Lorentz factors γ b Gt 1 and beam-to-plasma density ratios α Lt 1, so that our results can be extrapolated to the extreme parameters of blazar-induced beams (γ b ~ 106 and α ~ 10-15, for powerful blazars). For cold beams, we show that the oblique instability governs the early stages of evolution, but its exponential growth terminates—due to self-heating of the beam in the transverse direction—when only a negligible fraction ~(α/γ b )1/3 ~ 10-7 of the beam energy has been transferred to the IGM plasma. Further relaxation of the beam proceeds through quasi-longitudinal modes, until the momentum dispersion in the direction of propagation saturates at Δp b, ∥/γ b mec ~ 0.2. This corresponds to a fraction ~10% of the beam energy—irrespective of γ b or α—being ultimately transferred to the IGM plasma (as compared to the heating efficiency of ~50% predicted by one-dimensional models, which cannot properly account for the transverse broadening of the beam). For the warm beams generated by TeV blazars, the development of the longitudinal relaxation is suppressed, since the initial dispersion in beam momentum is already Δp b0, ∥/γ b mec >~ 1. Here, the fraction of beam energy ultimately deposited into the IGM is only ~α γ b ~ 10-9. It follows that most of the beam energy is still available to power the GeV emission produced by inverse Compton up-scattering of the cosmic microwave background by the beam pairs.

  4. Uso do clorofilômetro no manejo da adubação nitrogenada para milho em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Use of chlorophyll meter in nitrogen fertilizing management to corn after Brachiaria decumbens pasture

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    Leandro José Grava de Godoy

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A resposta do milho à adubação nitrogenada em cultivo após pastagem depende da espécie, da quantidade de palha, da relação C:N, da população microbiana, das condições climáticas e de outros fatores. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a utilização da intensidade da cor verde da folha (ICV, medida pelo clorofilômetro, como indicativo para o manejo da adubação nitrogenada em cobertura, na cultura do milho, em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, em vasos com 29 litros de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, com três plantas por vaso. Foi utilizado o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições, constituído por quatro níveis de nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150mg dm-3 e quatro de níveis de palhada de B. decumbens (0, 5, 10 e 15Mg ha-1, aplicados em cobertura. As doses de N foram parceladas em três épocas: a1/3 na semeadura; b1/3 no estádio de 4-5 folhas e c1/3 no estádio de 7-8 folhas. As determinações da ICV da folha foram efetuadas um dia antes e uma semana após a adubação nitrogenada em cobertura. As quantidades de fitomassa seca de braquiária influenciaram a ICV da folha somente no estádio de 7-8 folhas. A manutenção de maiores ICV da folha do estádio de 4-5 (46,6 unidades SPAD até o estádio de 8-9 folhas (53,0 unidades SPAD possibilitou o maior acúmulo da fitomassa seca na parte aérea do milho. O monitoramento da ICV da folha pode auxiliar na avaliação da disponibilidade de N para a planta do milho durante o ciclo.The corn response to the nitrogen fertilizing cultivated after pasture depends on of the species, straw amount, C: N rate, microbial population, climatic conditions and other factors. The study was aimed at evaluating the use of the green color intensity of the leaf (GCI, measured by the chlorophyll meter, as indicative for nitrogen fertilizing management sidedress in the corn crop, after B

  5. Effects of different experimental approaches on the expression of microRNA of alveolar macrophages in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease%两种造模方式对COPD大鼠肺泡巨噬细胞microRNA表达的影响

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    吴玉婷; 徐虹; 李理; 袁伟峰; 张德明; 黄文杰

    2016-01-01

    目的 通过烟熏加气管内注入内毒素法与单纯烟熏法制备大鼠慢性阻塞性肺疾病(COPD)模型,比较两种造模方式的大鼠肺泡巨噬细胞微小RNA(miRNAs)的表达差异.方法 60只雌性Wistar大鼠随机均分为对照组(Ⅰ组、Ⅱ组)、烟熏加气道内内毒素滴注组(模型Ⅰ组)、单纯烟熏组(模型Ⅱ组),采用肺部CT、肺功能检测和肺组织病理学方法进行模型鉴定.分离肺泡巨噬细胞提取总RNA,行微阵列基因芯片分析,荧光实时定量PCR(qRT-PCR)验证,比较两种造模方式中大鼠肺泡巨噬细胞miRNAs的表达差异.结果 模型Ⅰ组、Ⅱ组胸部CT、肺功能检测结果和肺组织病理均符合COPD的特征.与对照Ⅰ组相比,模型Ⅰ组肺泡巨噬细胞let-7b-3p、miR-675-5p、miR-376c-3p表达显著下调,未发现有miRNAs显著上调.与对照Ⅱ组比较,模型Ⅱ组let-7b-3p、miR-675-5p表达显著下调,miR-200b-3p、miR-665、miR-344b-1-3p、miR-34c-5p、miR-34b-5p、miR-99b-5p、miR-129-1-3p、miR-3557-5p、miR-331-5p、miR-493-5p、miR-200a-3p共11种miRNAs表达显著上调.结论 两种方法均造模成功,但其肺泡巨噬细胞miRNAs表达差异显著.单纯烟熏后miRNAs表达变化趋势与人类肺泡巨噬细胞miRNAs表达变化趋势相近,进行COPD肺泡巨噬细胞相关炎症机制研究时推荐选择单纯烟熏模型.

  6. Influence of the Anthropogenic Load on Microplankton of a Mesotrophic Reservoir

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    Golovko, T. V.; Popova, A. F.; Michjliuk, T. I.; Jurishinec, V.; Kemp, R.

    2005-12-01

    Investigation of how plankton associations form under the influence of anthropogenic factors is very important not only for the theoretical knowledge but also for the choosing criteria for ecosystem evaluation. The present study was in the scope of and sponsored by INTAS project 03-51-6196 to accumulate integral parameters of autothrophic and heterothrophic components of the microplankton for subsequent verification of NR index as an alternative evaluator of water environment. The annual dynamics of structural and some functional indicators of phyto-, bactrio, and microzooplankton (below 200 um) has been evaluated at two stations of Kanev reservoir (Dnepr river) that differed by the pollution level. Station 1 is located in green zone; it is relatively clean and considered as control. Station 2 experiences significant anthropogenic load from city of Kiev's industrial and household sewage. The phytoplankton consisted of 135 algae from the following divisions: Cyanophyta - 14, Euglenophyta - 8, Chlorophyta - 56, Bacillariophyta - 40, Dinophyta -6, Cryptophyta - 5, Crysophyta - 5, Xanthophyta - 1. The specific composition phytoplankton at the investigated sites was similar during the summer. The most significant differences between the stations were the quantity (N), biomass (B) square surface (S) and seasonal dynamics of the algae. The maximum values of these indices at the site 1 occurred in the beginning and mid-summer due to Diatoms and were N=4.5x106cells/dm3, B=2.33 mg/dm3, S=1.4x109 um2/dm3. The phytoplankton of the station 2 was characterized by higher values of all indices both all year long and during period of the highest activity in the beginning and mid-fall caused by Blue-Green algae (N=5.5x106 cells/dm3, B=2.9 mg/dm3, S=3.82x109 um2/dm3). The total number, biomass and the surface square of bacteria were invariably higher at the polluted station (N=3.5x109 cells/dm3, B=1.3 mg/dm3, S=10.2x109 um2/dm3) and exceeded that of the control station by 2.6, 1

  7. Profiles of serum microRNAs; miR-125b-5p and miR223-3p serve as novel biomarkers for HBV-positive hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Giray, Burcu Gurer; Emekdas, Gurol; Tezcan, Seda; Ulger, Mahmut; Serin, Mehmet Sami; Sezgin, Orhan; Altintas, Engin; Tiftik, Eyup Naci

    2014-07-01

    Recently, circulating miRNAs have been reported as promising biomarkers for various pathologic conditions including cancer. Certain microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown early diagnostic potential for many types of cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of certain serum/plasma miRNAs as novel non-invasive biomarkers for early diagnosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). For this reason, the expression levels of 24 miRNA (let-7c, miR-92a-3p, 423-5p, 150-5p, 223-3p, 125b-5p, 342-3p, miR-206, 122-5p, 375, 223-5p, 10a-5p, 23b-5p, 99a-5p, 23a-5p, 10a-3p, 122-3p, 125b-1-3p, 23b-3p, 125b-2-3p, 23a-3p, 92a-1-5p, 92a-2-5p, 99a-3p) were analyzed in plasma of patients with chronic hepatitis B, HBV-positive cirrhosis and HBV-positive HCC and compared with control group samples. Totally 94 plasma samples; 28 control and 66 patient plasma (24 CHB, 22 HBV-positive cirrhosis, 20 HBV-positive HCC) and were included in this study. The expression levels of 24 miRNAs were detected for all control and patient group plasma samples by qRT-PCR using BioMark™ 96.96 Dynamic Array (Fluidigm Corporation) system. The expression levels of miR-125b-5p were detected 2.85 fold, 2.46 fold and 1.89 fold (p = 0.01513, p = 0.0009440, p = 0.0001446) up regulated in CHB, HBV-positive cirrhosis and HBV-positive HCC, respectively when compared versus control group individually by Mann-Whitney U test. The expression levels of miR-223-3p were detected 5.55 fold, 13.88 fold and 12.65 fold (p = 0.01513, p = 0.0009440, p = 0.0001446) down regulated in same comparisons. When all groups were compared versus control group by one-way ANOVA test, the expression levels of miR-223-3p were also found statistically significant (p < 0.05). Although not statistically significant, miR-125b-5p tended to be upregulated. (p = 0.07192). These results significantly imply that miR-125b-5p and miR223-3p could be used as novel non-invasive biomarkers of HBV-positive HCC

  8. Luminescent Di- and Trinuclear Boron Complexes Based on Aromatic Iminopyrrolyl Spacer Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in OLEDs.

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    Suresh, D; Gomes, Clara S B; Lopes, Patrícia S; Figueira, Cláudia A; Ferreira, Bruno; Gomes, Pedro T; Di Paolo, Roberto E; Maçanita, António L; Duarte, M Teresa; Charas, Ana; Morgado, Jorge; Vila-Viçosa, Diogo; Calhorda, Maria José

    2015-06-15

    New bis- and tris(iminopyrrole)-functionalized linear (1,2-(HNC4 H3 -C(H)N)2 -C6 H4 (2), 1,3-(HNC4 H3 -C(H)N)2 -C6 H4 (3), 1,4-(HNC4 H3 -C(H)N)2 -C6 H4 (4), 4,4'-(HNC4 H3 -C(H)N)2 -(C6 H4 -C6 H4 ) (5), 1,5-(HNC4 H3 C-(H)N)2 -C10 H6 (6), 2,6-(HNC4 H3 C-(H)N)2 -C10 H6 (7), 2,6-(HNC4 H3 C-(H)N)2 -C14 H8 (8)) and star-shaped (1,3,5-(HNC4 H3 -C(H)N-1,4-C6 H4 )3 -C6 H3 (9)) π-conjugated molecules were synthesized by the condensation reactions of 2-formylpyrrole (1) with several aromatic di- and triamines. The corresponding linear diboron chelate complexes (Ph2 B[1,3-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-phenyl]BPh2 (10), Ph2 B[1,4-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-phenyl]BPh2 (11), Ph2 B[4,4'-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-biphenyl]BPh2 (12), Ph2 B[1,5-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-naphthyl]BPh2 (13), Ph2 B[2,6-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-naphthyl]BPh2 (14), Ph2 B[2,6-bis(iminopyrrolyl)-anthracenyl]BPh2 (15)) and the star-shaped triboron complex ([4',4'',4'''-tris(iminopyrrolyl)-1,3,5-triphenylbenzene](BPh2 )3 (16)) were obtained in moderate to good yields, by the treatment of 3-9 with B(C6 H5 )3 . The ligand precursors are non-emissive, whereas most of their boron complexes are highly fluorescent; their emission color depends on the π-conjugation length. The photophysical properties of the luminescent polyboron compounds were measured, showing good solution fluorescence quantum yields ranging from 0.15 to 0.69. DFT and time-dependent DFT calculations confirmed that molecules 10 and 16 are blue emitters, because only one of the iminopyrrolyl groups becomes planar in the singlet excited state, whereas the second (and third) keeps the same geometry. Compound 13, in which planarity is not achieved in any of the groups, is poorly emissive. In the other examples (11, 12, 14, and 15), the LUMO is stabilized, narrowing the gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (HOMO-LUMO), and the two iminopyrrolyl groups become planar, extending the size of the π-system, to

  9. Síndrome Metabólica, Strain e Redução da Função Miocárdica: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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    André Luiz Cerqueira de Almeida

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A doença cardiovascular subclínica é prevalente em pacientes com síndrome metabólica (SM. O strain circunferencial (εCC e o strain longitudinal (εLL do ventriculo esquerdo (VE, avaliados pelo ecocardiograma com speckle tracking (STE, são índices de função sistólica: o encurtamento das fibras circunferenciais e longitudinais do VE é indicado por um valor negativo do strain. Portanto, quanto mais negativo o strain, melhor a função sistólica do VE. O εCC e o εLL têm sido usados para demonstrar disfunção ventricular subclínica em vários distúrbios clínicos. Objetivo: Levantamos a hipótese de que a SM está associada com comprometimento da função miocárdica, quando avaliada pelo STE. Métodos: Este estudo analisou participantes do Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA que realizaram o STE e foram avaliados para todos os componentes da SM. Resultados: Entre os 133 participantes incluídos (mulheres: 63%; idade: 65 ± 9 anos, a prevalência de SM foi de 31% (41/133. Indivíduos com SM apresentaram valores menores do εCC e do εLL que aqueles sem SM (-16,3% ± 3,5% vs. -18,4% ± 3,7%, p < 0,01; e -12,1% ± 2,5% vs. -13,9% ± 2,3%, p < 0,01, respectivamente. A fração de ejeção do VE (FEVE foi semelhante nos dois grupos (p = 0,09. Na análise multivariada, a SM associou-se a um valor mais baixo do strain circunferencial (B = 2,1%, IC 95%: 0,6-3,5; p < 0,01, mesmo após ajuste para idade, etnia, massa VE e FEVE. De maneira semelhante, a presença de SM (B = 1,3%, IC 95%: 0,3-2,2; p < 0,01 e a massa do VE (B = 0,02%, IC 95%: 0,01 0,03; p = 0,02 associaram-se a um valor menor do strain longitudinal após ajuste para etnia, FEVE e creatinina. Conclusão: O εCC e o εLL do VE, marcadores de doença cardiovascular subclínica, estão comprometidos em indivíduos assintomáticos com SM e sem história prévia de infarto miocárdico, insuficiência cardíaca e/ou de FEVE < 50%.

  10. Pyrrolo[1,3]benzothiazepine-based serotonin and dopamine receptor antagonists. Molecular modeling, further structure-activity relationship studies, and identification of novel atypical antipsychotic agents.

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    Campiani, Giuseppe; Butini, Stefania; Fattorusso, Caterina; Catalanotti, Bruno; Gemma, Sandra; Nacci, Vito; Morelli, Elena; Cagnotto, Alfredo; Mereghetti, Ilario; Mennini, Tiziana; Carli, Miriana; Minetti, Patrizia; Di Cesare, M Assunta; Mastroianni, Domenico; Scafetta, Nazzareno; Galletti, Bruno; Stasi, M Antonietta; Castorina, Massimo; Pacifici, Licia; Vertechy, Mario; Di Serio, Stefano; Ghirardi, Orlando; Tinti, Ornella; Carminati, Paolo

    2004-01-01

    Recently we reported the pharmacological characterization of the 9,10-dihydropyrrolo[1,3]benzothiazepine derivative (S)-(+)-8 as a novel atypical antipsychotic agent. This compound had an optimum pK(i) 5-HT(2A)/D(2) ratio of 1.21 (pK(i) 5-HT(2A) = 8.83; pK(i) D(2) = 7.79). The lower D(2) receptor affinity of (S)-(+)-8 compared to its enantiomer was explained by the difficulty in reaching the conformation required to optimally fulfill the D(2) pharmacophore. With the aim of finding novel atypical antipsychotics we further investigated the core structure of (S)-(+)-8, synthesizing analogues with specific substituents; the structure-activity relationship (SAR) study was also expanded with the design and synthesis of other analogues characterized by a pyrrolo[2,1-b][1,3]benzothiazepine skeleton, substituted on the benzo-fused ring or on the pyrrole system. On the 9,10-dihydro analogues the substituents introduced on the pyrrole ring were detrimental to affinity for dopamine and for 5-HT(2A) receptors, but the introduction of a double bond at C-9/10 on the structure of (S)-(+)-8 led to a potent D(2)/5-HT(2A) receptor ligand with a typical binding profile (9f, pK(i) 5-HT(2A)/D(2) ratio of 1.01, log Y = 8.43). Then, to reduce D(2) receptor affinity and restore atypicality on unsaturated analogues, we exploited the effect of specific substitutions on the tricyclic system of 9f. Through a molecular modeling approach we generated a novel series of potential atypical antipsychotic agents, with optimized 5HT(2A)/D(2) receptor affinity ratios and that were easier to synthesize and purify than the reference compound (S)-(+)-8. A number of SAR trends were identified, and among the analogues synthesized and tested in binding assays, 9d and 9m were identified as the most interesting, giving atypical log Y scores respectively 4.98 and 3.18 (pK(i) 5-HT(2A)/D(2) ratios of 1.20 and 1.30, respectively). They had a multireceptor affinity profile and could be promising atypical agents

  11. 儿童血铅水平及微量元素缺乏的临床调查分析%Analysis of the Clinical Investigation of Blood Lead Levels and Deficiency of Trace Elements in Children

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    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the blood lead levels and the clinical manifestations of deficiency of trace elements in chil-dren. Methods 1260 children underwent health examination in our hospital from December 2012 to December 2014 were selected and divided into three groups, group A(0~1 year old), group B(1~3 years old), and group C(over 3 years old) with 420 cases in each. Lead and cadmium analyzer and trace elements analyzer were used for the detection of the levels of such trace elements as peripheral blood lead, iron, zinc and calcium in all the children. Results The difference in the levels of blood lead and other trace elements between female and male children was not statistically significant (P>0.05). Deficiency of trace elements existed in all the three groups in varying degrees. 57.14% of the children (270/420) lacked calcium. No lead poisoning occurred in all the children. Conclusion Deficiency of trace elements exists in children of different ages, so the children's dietary guidance should be strengthened.%目的:研究分析儿童血铅水平和微量元素缺乏引起的临床表现。方法整群选取该院2012年12月—2014年12月健康体检的儿童1260例,将所有儿童根据年龄分为A、B、C 3组,各420例。 A组为0~1岁,B组为1~3岁,C组为>3岁,所有儿童均给予相同的铅镉分析仪和微量元素分析仪进行检测,主要为末梢血的铅、铁、锌、钙微量元素的含量。结果所有儿童的血铅水平及微量元素缺乏情况在性别上对比,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);3组儿童均存在不同程度的微量元素缺乏,其中缺钙最多达到57.14%(270/420),所有儿童均未出现铅中毒。结论不同年龄段儿童均会存在一定程度的微量元素缺乏现象,应注意加强儿童饮食指导。

  12. 异氟醚、七氟醚对心肌单相动作电位的作用%The effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane on monophasic action potential of myocardium

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    谷宇; 高鸿; 杨烨

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane on monophasic action potentials(MAPs) of three-layer myocardium in isolated rabbit hearts. Methods The hearts of fifty-six rabbits were perfused by modified krebs- hens lei t buffer with Langendorff device. All of the rabbits were randomly divided into seven groups (n=8) :0. 65 MAC isoflurane group(group A), 0. 65 MAC isoflurane +enanthol groupfgroup B), 1. 3 MAC isoflurane groupCgroup C), 0. 65 MAC sevoflurane group(group D), 0. 65 MAC sevoflurane +enanthol group (group E), 1. 3 MAC sevoflurane group (group F) and enanthol group (group G). HR, MAP including time course(MAPD100 ) and MAP amplitude of endocardium, mid-layer myocardium and epicardium was recorded at the time of equation perfusion (baseline, T(l) and drug treatment for 15 minutes(T1) Results Compared with To, HR in groups B, E and G was significantly slower at Ti. At T, , HR in group B was slower than those in group A, C, D, E, F and G while HR in group E was slower than that in group D and F(P<0. 01). In group B, MAPDlou in three sites at T1 was shortened compared with To, and was also shorter than that in other groups (P<0. 01). In groups C, E and G, the MAPD100 was lengthened at T, and was longer than those in groups A. B, D and F(P<0. 01 or P<0. 05). Group E showed even longer MAPD100, than groups D and F(P<0. 01). Arrhythmia or even electricity activity stop occurred after administration in group B Conclusion Isoflurane lengthened the lime course of MAPs. Similar to hepianol, isoflurane may affect the MAPs of myocardium through block gap junction. Sevoflurane may have no obviously effect on MAPs of myocardium%目的 在兔离体心脏模型上研究异氟醚、七氟醚对心肌单相动作电位(MAPs)的作用.方法 健康家兔56只,离体Langendorff灌注,随机均分为七组:0.65肺泡最小有效浓度(MAC)异氟醚组(A组),0.65 MAC异氟醚+庚醇组(B组),1.3 MAC异氟醚组(C组),0.65 MAC七氟醚组(D组),0.65MAC

  13. Polyphenoloxidase and β-1,3-Glucanase Differential Induction in Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus Infected by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. dianthi race 2 Inducción diferencial de polifenoloxidasa y β -1,3-glucanasa en clavel (Dianthus caryophyllus durante la infección por fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Dianthi raza 2

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    Full Text Available We evaluated the changes on the dynamics of polyphenoloxidase (PFO and β-1,3- glucanase (Glu enzymes in carnation steems, which had been previously inoculatedwith the pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. dianthi race 2 (Fod. We established the experimental conditions in order to obtain the extract of the enzymes from the carnation steems with the aim to evaluate their enzymatic activity. The best results for PFO were obtained when acetone powder formation, before the extraction with phosphate buffer pH 6,5 aditionated with 3% PVPP, was used, and for Glu, phosphate buffer pH 6.5. The PFO activity quantification was done using catecol at pH 7.0, 37 ºC and measuring the products on 420 nm and, for Glu activity using "laminarina digitata" at 37 ºC and pH 5.5. Then, carnation's cutting from a highly tolerant variety (Carolina and a susceptible (Uconn to Fod race 2, were inoculated with the pathogen, then submitted to the enzymes analysis at different post-inoculation time-lapses. For the susceptible variety, the PFO activity was not affected, whereas in the highly illness
    resistant variety, there was an important inducement 12 h and 24 h post-inoculation, meaning that this enzyme could be playing a significant rol in the defense response, in metabolisms related with the lignification and synthesis of phenolic precursors. Alternatively, the Glu enzyme showed activity inducement in both varieties which seems to comprise a fraction of a non-specific response, uncorrelated with the active defense mechanisms of the carnation against this pathogen.Se evaluó el cambio en el comportamiento de las enzimas polifenoloxidasa (PFO y b-1,3-glucanasa (Glu en tallos de plantas de clavel inoculadas con el patógeno Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. dianthi (Fod raza 2, con el fin de determinar su posible participación en la respuesta defensiva y en la resistencia de la planta al  marchitamiento vascular. Se evaluaron parámetros para la extracción y determinaci