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  1. Aspectos biológicos y control de un gracilláriido (Gracillariidae: Lepidóptera) en Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) Kuntze (1898), en Cajamarca, Perú

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    Murga Orrillo, Hipólito; Abanto Rodriguez, Carlos; Polo Vargas, Ana Rosa

    2016-01-01

    Se tuvo por objetivo determinar aspectos biológicos, identificar enemigos naturales, y establecer periodos oportunos de control de un gracillariido plaga de tara. Los aspectos biológicos y los enemigos naturales se evaluaron en campo y en laboratorio, los periodos oportunos de control se determinó por interacción hospedero-plaga. Los resultados, el huevo dura 7,8 días y mide 0,34x0,21mm; la larva presenta 4 instares y dura 35,7 días, variando de medidas entre 1o y 4o instar de 0,09 a 0,65 mm ...

  2. Aspectos biológicos y control de un gracilláriido (Gracillariidae: Lepidóptera en Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol. Kuntze (1898, en Cajamarca, Perú

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    Hipólito Murga Orrillo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se tuvo por objetivo determinar aspectos biológicos, identificar enemigos naturales, y establecer periodos oportunos de control de un gracillariido plaga de tara. Los aspectos biológicos y los enemigos naturales se evaluaron en campo y en laboratorio, los periodos oportunos de control se determinó por interacción hospedero - plaga. Los resultados, el huevo dura 7,8 días y mide 0,34x0,21mm; la larva presenta 4 instares y dura 35,7 días, variando de medidas entre 1 o y 4 o instar de 0,09 a 0,65 mm de diámetro de encéfalo ; la pupa dura 14,3 días y mide 6,7mmx1,1mm ; el adulto dura 7,5 días y mide 13,43 mm de expansión alar. Presenta enemigos naturales, familias Encyrtidae, Ichneumonidae, y géneros Chelonus sp., Chrysoperla sp., Hemerobius sp., Cicloneda sp . , Hipodamia sp., y Zelus spp. Las mejores épocas de control ocurren cuando la fenología de la tara est á entre R3.1 a R4 y R3.3 a R6.

  3. Avaliação do potencial biológico da Tabebuia aurea(Silva Manso como fonte de moléculas bioativas para atividade antimicrobiana, antiedematogênica e antirradicalar

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    R.F.E.P. SANTOS

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO As espécies da família Bignoniaceae e do gênero Tabebuia são amplamente utilizadas na medicina tradicional e possuem um forte potencial terapêutico. Diante disso, objetivou-se avaliar o potencial biológico da Tabebuia aurea, determinando a atividade antimicrobiana; por meio do método da microdiluição em caldo, para a determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM; antiedematogênica, pelo ensaio de edema de orelha induzido por capsaicina; e antirradicalar, frente ao radical DPPH. Os extratos etanólicos de T. aurea não evidenciaram citotoxicidade, exceto o extrato etanólico da flor nas concentrações > 0,5 mg mL-1. O extrato etanólico da flor foi ativo com ação bactericida frente a S. epidermidis (CIM de 0,06 mg mL-1 enquanto o extrato etanólico da folha foi moderadamente ativo frente a S. epidermidis (CIM: 0,25 mg mL-1 e S. aureus (CIM: 0,50 mg mL-1 sugerindo ação bacteriostática para ambas as linhagens. Os dois extratos apresentaram ação antiedematogênica, com inibição do edema de 40,50% pelo extrato etanólico da flor e de 41,73% pelo extrato da folha. T. aurea não apresentou atividade antirradicalar. Os resultados comprovam o perfil antibacteriano e antiedematogênico com ausência de citotoxidade pela T. aurea. Sugere-se a continuação dos testes com frações e substâncias isoladas das flores e folhas da referida espécie vegetal, bem como de experimentos in vivo, como forma de agregar evidências visando à busca de novos fitoterápicos.

  4. Mol 7C/6

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    Aberle, J.; Schleisiek, K.; Schmuck, I.; Schmidt, L.; Romer, O.; Weih, G.

    1995-01-01

    The Mol 7C/6 coolant blockage experiment in the Belgian BR2 reactor yielded results different from Mol 7C experiments with low burnup pins: At 10% burnup local failure is not self-limiting, but requires active systems for detection and scram. The Mol 7C series was finished in 1991. In each of the test bundles Mol 7C/4, /5 and /6, 30 Mk I pins pre-irradiated in KNK II were used. The central blockage consisted of enriched UO 2 covering 30 percent of the bundle cross-section, with a height of 40 mm. The most important system for timely detection of coolant blockages of the type studied in Mol 7C/6 is based on DND. (orig.)

  5. Mol 7C/6; Mol 7C/6

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    Aberle, J.; Schleisiek, K.; Schmuck, I.; Schmidt, L.; Romer, O.; Weih, G.

    1995-08-01

    The Mol 7C/6 coolant blockage experiment in the Belgian BR2 reactor yielded results different from Mol 7C experiments with low burnup pins: At 10% burnup local failure is not self-limiting, but requires active systems for detection and scram. The Mol 7C series was finished in 1991. In each of the test bundles Mol 7C/4, /5 and /6, 30 Mk I pins pre-irradiated in KNK II were used. The central blockage consisted of enriched UO{sub 2} covering 30 percent of the bundle cross-section, with a height of 40 mm. The most important system for timely detection of coolant blockages of the type studied in Mol 7C/6 is based on DND. (orig.)

  6. Caracterización de indicadores biológicos y bioquímicos en alfisoles, molisoles y vertisoles de Entre Ríos Characterization of biological and biochemical indicators in alfisols, mollisols and vertisols of Entre Ríos

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    Silvia Benintende

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Los suelos de la provincia de Entre Ríos se han desarrollado sobre diferentes materiales originarios y en una topografía variada, lo que ha resultado en un rico mosaico de suelos. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron caracterizar y establecer relaciones de indicadores biológicos y bioquímicos de calidad de suelos en áreas de mínimo disturbio en Molisoles, Vertisoles y Alfisoles de la provincia de Entre Ríos y analizar sus similitudes y diferencias. Se tomaron muestras de suelos de áreas con un mínimo disturbio y se determinaron los indicadores biológicos y bioquímicos: C orgánico (Corg, N total (Ntot, C y N de biomasa microbiana (CBM y NBM, N mineralizado en incubaciones anaeróbicas de 7 días (N-IA y respiración. Se estimó el cociente metabólico (qCO2 y relaciones entre estas variables. Los resultados permitieron observar un amplio rango entre valores extremos de los indicadores biológicos. La diferencia encontrada entre valores extremos fue de: 16% para Corg, 16,5% para Ntot, 33% para CBM, 46% para NBM y 62% para N-IA. Las variables destacadas fueron: N-IA, CBM y CBM/Corg. En relación a las variables evaluadas, los suelos que se pudieron agrupar fueron los pertenecientes al orden Vertisol, en primer término y luego el intergrado con Molisol. Para establecer niveles críticos de indicadores de calidad de suelos será necesario contar con valores de referencia para cada subgrupo de los suelos, agrupando solamente aquellos pertenecientes a los Vertisoles.Entre Ríos soils have been developed on different materials and in a varied topography, which has resulted in a variety of soils. The objectives of this paper were to characterize and establish relationships between biological and biochemical indicators of soil quality in areas of minimum disturbance in Mollisols, Vertisols and Alfisols of Entre Ríos and to analyze their similarities and differences. Soil samples were taken in areas with minimal disturbance and biological and

  7. Armas biológicas

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    Bruhn Cuevas, Rosa María

    2016-01-01

    Abordamos el presente trabajo con el objetivo de realizar una revisión bibliográfica que nos permita elaborar un análisis del empleo de armas biológicas tanto en el pasado, es decir, una documentación de la utilización de éstas a lo largo de la historia, quiénes las utilizaban y el porqué de su utilización, dividido en varios periodos; como en el presente, si se siguen empleando en la actualidad, con especial mención de los protocolos que existen en cuanto a su regulación normativa a día de h...

  8. Mol - Research Division Report 1986 - 2

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    Delbarre, J.

    1987-03-01

    This report covers the research activities carried out at the SCK-CEN, Mol during the second semester of 1986. It deals with chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, nuclear metrology, analytical chemistry. (MCB)

  9. Mol - Research Division report 1987 - 2

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    Delbarre, J.

    1988-03-01

    This report covers the research activities at the SCK-CEN, MOl, during the second semester of 1987. It deals with materials physics, nuclear physics, metallurgy, ceramics, nuclear chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, nuclear metrology and analytical chemistry. (MCB)

  10. Mol - Research Division Report 1986 - 1

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    Delbarre, J.; Assche, P. van

    1986-11-01

    This report covers the research activities carried out at the SCK-CEN, Mol from the middle of 1985 till mid 1986. It deals with materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, nuclear chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, nuclear meteorology and analytical chemistry. (MCB)

  11. Mol - Research Division report 1987 - 1

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    Delbarre, J.

    1987-10-01

    This report covers the research activities at the SCK-CEN, Mol, during the first semester of 1987. It deals with material physics, nuclear physics, metallurgy, ceramics, nuclear chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, nuclear metrology and analytical chemistry. (MCB)

  12. A first interpretation of the Mol 7C/l and Mol 7C/2 experiments

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    Berthier, J.; Carluec, B.; Fortunato, M.; Lemmet, L.

    1983-01-01

    The interpretation of the two experiments MOL 7C/1 and MOL 7C/2 that has been performed at the CEA of Cadarache is presented here: one will find first a recall of the experimental conditions of the MOL experiments, then a short description of the codes that enable the interpretation and finally the results of this interpretation compared to the experimental results

  13. Chimie des interactions moléculaires

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    Lehn, Jean-Marie

    2010-01-01

    Le cours de l’année 2008-2009 a porté sur « Autoorganisation et dynamique moléculaires ». Des cours ont été donnés à l’Université de Strasbourg (3 h), à l’Université Charles de Prague (3 h) et à la City University de Hong Kong (3 h). Cours au Collège de France : Autoorganisation et dynamique moléculaires Introduction Le cours a porté sur l’évolution de la chimie supramoléculaire vers la chimie dynamique constitutionnelle (CDC) et la chimie adaptative. Du fait de la labilité des interactions n...

  14. La esfera, el mol y la ciudad

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    Hernán Neira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Apoyándonos en la noción de "esfera" de Slotedijk, analizamos la protección constituida por los moles. La libertad de elegir en el mol no tiene relación con la libertad individual propuesta por John Stuart Mill; ni con la anarco-individualista propuesta por Henry David Thoreau o incluso por Aldo Leopold en el elogio que éste realiza de la autonomía del pionero estadounidense. En la libertad de elegir en el mol han caducado todas las aventuras y las relaciones humanas se convierten en lo que Sloterdijk denomina "relaciones cristalizadas", bajo el proyecto del aburrimiento normativo poshistórico. La expresión económico-filosófica del mundo poshistórico es la idea de libertad de elegir, enunciada por Milton Friedman. El mol, actual Palacio de Cristal, es como una enciclopedia ilustrada, que exhibe, en orden y sin peligros, el conjunto, ya no del saber, sino de los bienes disponibles. Con ello, se modifica la condición humana.Based on the Sloterdijk's concept of sphere, we analyse the protection provided by the malls. Nevertheless, the freedom of choosing in a mall does not have any relation to liberty as it was proposed by John Stuart Mill, neither to the anarcho-individualist one proposed by Henry David Thoreau, nor even to that one proposed by Aldo Leopold, when he praises the authonomy of American pioneer. In the freedom process of choosing in the mall, all adventures perish and human relations become what Sloterdijk denominated "crystalised relations", under a post-historic normative boring project. The economic-philosophical expression of post-historic world is the idea of freedom of choosing, conceived by Milton Friedman. The mall, the current Crystal Palace, is like an enlightened encyclopaedia, which shows, in order and without dangers, the totality, no longer of knowledge, but of available goods. In this way, human condition has modified.

  15. Tiempo y edad biológica

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    Vargas, Esteban

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we attempt to think if it is possible to conceive age as a characteristic time of living organisms including man. In the paper we review several concepts of age coming from sciences such as chronobiology, gerontology, evolutionary biology and developmental biology, and trough all of them, we see that biological time is thought as time measured by a clock. We propose that age as biological time must be understood as a phase in the biological process, but depending on the complete cycle of the organism. In the case of human being, his age is determined also by what is “expected” about him. His age is then determined by biological and cultural aspects.En este trabajo intentamos meditar si es posible concebir la edad como un tiempo propio de los seres vivos incluyendo al hombre. En el trabajo revisamos diversos conceptos de edad obtenidos de diversas ciencias biológicas como la cronobiología, la gerontología, la biología evolutiva y la biología del desarrollo descubriendo que en ellas, en general, se sigue pensando el tiempo biológico como el tiempo que mide un reloj. Nosotros proponemos que la edad como tiempo biológico debe ser entendida como una fase del proceso biológico, pero en función del ciclo completo del organismo. En el caso del ser humano, su edad está determinada también por lo que se “espera” de él. Su edad está determinada entonces por aspectos biológicos y culturales.

  16. Comparison of measurement capability with 100 μmol/mol of carbon monoxide in nitrogen

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    Lee, Jeongsoon; Lee, JinBok; Lim, Jeongsik; Tarhan, Tanıl; Liu, Hsin-Wang; Aggarwal, Shankar G.

    2018-01-01

    Carbon monoxide (CO) in nitrogen was one of the first types of gas mixtures used in an international key comparison. The comparison dates back to 1998 (CCQMK1a) [1]. Since then, many National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) have developed calibration and measurement capabilities (CMCs) for these mixtures. Recently, NMIs in the APMP region have actively participated in international comparisons to provide domestic services. At the 2013 APMP meeting, several NMIs requested a CO comparison to establish CO/N2 certification for industrial applications, which was to be coordinated by KRISS. Consequently, this comparison provides an opportunity for APMP regional NMIs to develop CO/N2 CMC claims. The goal of this supplementary comparison is to support CMC claim for carbon monoxide in the N2 range of 50–2000 μmol/mol. An extended range may be supported as described in the GAWG strategy for comparisons and CMC claims. Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  17. ANATOMIA DA MADEIRA E CASCA DO ESPINILHO, Acacia caven (Mol. Mol.

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    José Newton Cardoso Marchiori

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available São descritos os aspectos anatômicos da madeira e casca de Acacia cavem (Mol. Mol. São apresentados dados quantitativos de 34 características do xilema secundário, bem como fotomicrografias das estruturas anatômicas da madeira e casca. A ausência de septos em fibras, a abundância de parênquima axial e a elevada percentagem de raios com 4 ou mais células de largura, são os caracteres mais importantes na estrutura do lenho. O arranjo das fibras floemáticas em feixes tangenciais regulares, rodeados por sériescristalíferas, é, por sua vez, o aspecto mais notável da casca. Este caráter ainda não havia sido reportado pela literatura anatômica das acácias sul-americanas, e pode ter valor taxonômico em nivel infra-genético.

  18. Anatomia da madeira e casca de espinilho, Acacia caven Mol.Mol.

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    José Newton Cardoso Marchiori

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 São descritos os aspectos anatômicos da madeira e casca de Acácia caven (Mol. Mol. São apresentados dados quantitativos de 34 caracteres do xilema secundário, bem como fotomicrografias das estruturas anatômicas da madeira e casca. A ausência de septos em fibras, a abundância de parênquima axial e a elevada percentagem de raios com 4 ou mais células de largura, são os caracteres mais importantes na estrutura do lenho. O arranjo das fibras floemáticas em feixes tangenciais regulares, rodeados por séries cristalíferas, é, por sua vez, o aspecto mais notável da casca. Este caráter ainda não havia sido reportado pela literatura anatômica das acácias sul-americanas, e pode ter valor taxonômico em nível infra-genérico.

  19. El progreso biológico

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    Barahona, Ana

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Not available.La idea de progreso en Biología está ligada al concepto de scala naturae o la gran cadena del ser que se puede trazar hasta Aristóteles. Esta noción de que los organismos vivientes pueden clasificarse en una jerarquía de inferior a superior tomó formas nuevas en los siglos XVII y XVIII. En el siglo XVIII, naturalistas como Buffon, Bonnet y Robinet se habían preguntado si podíamos hablar de un patrón definido de desarrollo. En el siglo XIX, Lamarck postula la idea de que existe una progresión de los organismos menos avanzados a los organismos más avanzados. Posteriormente, la teoría de la evolución añade la dimensión temporal y de continuidad genética o histórica a la clasificación jerárquica de los seres vivos. Darwin pensaba que la selección natural traía como resultado el perfeccionamiento y que éste inevitablemente conduciría al progreso gradual de la organización. Herbert Spencer se convirtió en uno de los darwinistas más radicales del siglo XIX y principios del XX. Para Spencer la idea de progreso se aplicaba no solo al mundo biológico sino que era parte de una ley general, que dirigía lo simple hacia lo complejo, lo homogéneo a lo heterogéneo. Posteriormente, Julian Huxley, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, George Gaylord Simpson y Ledyard Stebbins —conocidos como los arquitectos de la Sintesis Moderna— comparten una visión progresionista de la evolución biológica. La noción de progreso evolutivo, en la actualidad, es sumamente controvertida, y se pueden distinguir básicamente tres diferentes perspectivas. La primera, defendida por Michael Ruse y David Hull entre otros, sostiene que no existe evidencia científica que nos lleve a aceptar cierta «direccionalidad» en la evolución biológica. Una segunda visión, defendida por Stephen J. Gould, sostiene que, en la medida en que reemplacemos el término de progreso (ya que éste es antropocéntrico por el de «noción operacional de

  20. CCQM-K90, formaldehyde in nitrogen, 2 μmol mol-1 Final report

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    Viallon, Joële; Flores, Edgar; Idrees, Faraz; Moussay, Philippe; Wielgosz, Robert Ian; Kim, D.; Kim, Y. D.; Lee, S.; Persijn, S.; Konopelko, L. A.; Kustikov, Y. A.; Malginov, A. V.; Chubchenko, I. K.; Klimov, A. Y.; Efremova, O. V.; Zhou, Z.; Possolo, A.; Shimosaka, T.; Brewer, P.; Macé, T.; Ferracci, Valerio; Brown, Richard J. C.; Aoki, Nobuyuki

    2017-01-01

    The CCQM-K90 comparison is designed to evaluate the level of comparability of national metrology institutes (NMI) or designated institutes (DI) measurement capabilities for formaldehyde in nitrogen at a nominal mole fraction of 2 μmol mol-1. The comparison was organised by the BIPM using a suite of gas mixtures prepared by a producer of specialty calibration gases. The BIPM assigned the formaldehyde mole fraction in the mixtures by comparison with primary mixtures generated dynamically by permeation coupled with continuous weighing in a magnetic suspension balance. The BIPM developed two dynamic sources of formaldehyde in nitrogen that provide two independent values of the formaldehyde mole fraction: the first one based on diffusion of trioxane followed by thermal conversion to formaldehyde, the second one based on permeation of formaldehyde from paraformaldehyde contained in a permeation tube. Two independent analytical methods, based on cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used for the assignment procedure. Each participating institute was provided with one transfer standard and value assigned the formaldehyde mole fraction in the standard based on its own measurement capabilities. The stability of the formaldehyde mole fraction in transfer standards was deduced from repeated measurements performed at the BIPM before and after measurements performed at participating institutes. In addition, 5 control standards were kept at the BIPM for regular measurements during the course of the comparison. Temporal trends that approximately describe the linear decrease of the amount-of-substance fraction of formaldehyde in nitrogen in the transfer standards over time were estimated by two different mathematical treatments, the outcomes of which were proposed to participants. The two treatments also differed in the way measurement uncertainties arising from measurements performed at the BIPM were propagated to the

  1. MolProbity for the masses–of data

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    Chen, Vincent B. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison, Biochemistry Department (United States); Wedell, Jonathan R.; Wenger, R. Kent; Ulrich, Eldon L. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, BioMagResBank, Biochemistry Department (United States); Markley, John L., E-mail: markley@nmrfam.wisc.edu [University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison, Biochemistry Department (United States)

    2015-09-15

    MolProbity is a powerful software program for validating structures of proteins and nucleic acids. Although MolProbity includes scripts for batch analysis of structures, because these scripts analyze structures one at a time, they are not well suited for the validation of a large dataset of structures. We have created a version of MolProbity (MolProbity-HTC) that circumvents these limitations and takes advantage of a high-throughput computing cluster by using the HTCondor software. MolProbity-HTC enables the longitudinal analysis of large sets of structures, such as those deposited in the PDB or generated through theoretical computation—tasks that would have been extremely time-consuming using previous versions of MolProbity. We have used MolProbity-HTC to validate the entire PDB, and have developed a new visual chart for the BioMagResBank website that enables users to easily ascertain the quality of each model in an NMR ensemble and to compare the quality of those models to the rest of the PDB.

  2. eMolTox: prediction of molecular toxicity with confidence.

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    Ji, Changge; Svensson, Fredrik; Zoufir, Azedine; Bender, Andreas

    2018-03-07

    In this work we present eMolTox, a web server for the prediction of potential toxicity associated with a given molecule. 174 toxicology-related in vitro/vivo experimental datasets were used for model construction and Mondrian conformal prediction was used to estimate the confidence of the resulting predictions. Toxic substructure analysis is also implemented in eMolTox. eMolTox predicts and displays a wealth of information of potential molecular toxicities for safety analysis in drug development. The eMolTox Server is freely available for use on the web at http://xundrug.cn/moltox. chicago.ji@gmail.com or ab454@cam.ac.uk. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

  3. Results of postirradiation examination of the in-pile blockage experiments MOL-7C/4 and MOL-7C/5

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    Weimar, P.; Schleisiek, K.

    1991-01-01

    The Mol-7C in-pile local blockage experiments are performed in the BR-2 reactor at Mol, Belgium as a joint project of Kernforchungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK) and Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nuclearire-Mol. The main objective is to investigate the consequences of local cooling disturbances in liquid-metal-cooled reactor (LMR) fuel subassemblies. In the tests Mol-7C/4 and MOL-7C/5, fuel pins from KNK II are used with a burnup of 5 and 1.7%, respectively. An active central porous blockage is used to simulate the cooling disturbance. During irradiation, the blockage causes significant local damage, including melting of cladding and fuel. Extensive postirradiation examinations (PIE) are performed to investigate the extent of damage. In this paper a description and interpretation of results of the destructive PIE performed at the Hot Cells Laboratory at KfK is given, along with some conclusions related to LMR safety

  4. Development of a standard reference material containing 22 chlorinated hydrocarbon gases at 1 μmol/mol in nitrogen.

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    Li, Ning; Du, Jian; Yang, Jing; Fan, Qiang; Tian, Wen

    2017-11-01

    A gas standard mixture containing 22 chlorinated hydrocarbons in high purity nitrogen was prepared using a two-step weighing method and a gasifying apparatus developed in-house. The concentration of each component was determined using a gas chromatograph with flame ionization detection (GC/FID). Linear regression analysis of every component was performed using the gas standard mixture with concentrations ranging from 1 to 10 μmol/mol, showing the complete gasification of volatile organic compound (VOCs) species in a selected cylinder. Repeatability was also examined to ensure the reliability of the preparation method. In addition, no significant difference was observed between domestic treated and imported treated cylinders, which were conducive to reduction of the cost of raw materials. Moreover, the results of stability testing at different pressures and long-term stability tests indicated that the gas standard at 1 μmol/mol level with relative expanded uncertainties of 5% was stable above 2 MPa for a minimum of 12 months. Finally, a quantity comparison was conducted between the gas standard and a commercial gas standard from Scott Specialty Gases (now Air Liquide America Specialty Gases). The excellent agreement of every species suggested the favorable accuracy of our gas standard. Therefore, this reference material can be applied to routine observation of VOCs and for other purposes.

  5. Componentes biol??gicamente activos de la leche materna

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    Bar?? Rodr??guez, Luis; Jim??nez, J.; Mart??nez-F??rez, Antonio; Boza Puerta, Julio Jos??

    2001-01-01

    La leche materna es un complejo fluido biol??gico que aporta la energ??a y los nutrientes esenciales para el desarrollo y crecimiento del reci??n nacido. Pero adem??s, la leche materna contiene toda una serie de compuestos bioactivos como enzimas, hormonas, factores de crecimiento, prote??nas espec??ficas, poliaminas, nucle??tidos, oligosac??ridos, etc., que ejercen efectos biol??gicos y que en conjunto reciben el nombre de ???factores tr??ficos de la leche???. Estos compuestos bi...

  6. Multi criteria decision analysis on a waste repository in Mol

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    Carle, B.

    2005-01-01

    In Belgium, the management of radioactive waste is taken care of by ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials. Local partnerships with stakeholders from municipalities in existing nuclear zones were setup to facilitate the dialogue between the repository designers and the local community. Since the establishment of the partnership in Mol, MONA in February 2000, all aspects of a possible near-surface or a deep geological repository are discussed in 4 working groups by around 50 volunteer members. The outcome of the discussions in the partnership can be a shared project, supported by both local stakeholders and ONDRAF/NIRAS, in which the specifications and the conditions needed for establishing a repository in Mol are elaborated. MONA asked the Decision Strategy Research Department of SCK-CEN to organise a Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) in the context of the deciding between a surface and a deep repository for low level radioactive waste. The objective of the multi criteria analysis is to support a number of representatives of the various working groups within MONA in their selection between two acceptable options for a repository of low level radioactive waste on the territory of Mol. The options are the surface repository developed by the working groups of MONA, and a deep repository in the clay layers underneath the nuclear site of Mol. This study should facilitate the selection between both options, or in case this appears to be difficult, at least to get a well-structured overview of all factors (criteria) of importance to the judgement, and to get insight into the degree in which the various criteria contribute to the selection

  7. Cryopreservation of in vitro shoot apices of Oxalis tuberosa Mol.

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    Gonzalez-Benito, M E; Mendoza-Condori, V H; Molina-Garcia, A D

    2007-01-01

    Oca (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.) is an under-utilized tuber crop from the Andean region. Cryopreservation would allow the safe and long-term preservation of the genetic resources of this crop. A protocol for the cryopreservation of in vitro grown shoots has been developed using the vitrification solution PVS2. Two genotypes were studied (G1 and G27). Nodal segments were cultured on MS medium and incubated at 10 degree C with 16 h photoperiod and 10 mol per square meter per second irradiance, for two weeks. Apices were then excised and cultured on MS+0.15 M sucrose for 3 days at 5 degree C in darkness. Subsequently, apices were immersed in a loading solution (liquid MS medium+2 M glycerol+0.4 M sucrose), and then treated with the vitrification solution PVS2 for 0 to 40 minutes. Cryovials were then immersed in liquid nitrogen. Four weeks after rewarming and culture on recovery medium, genotype G1 showed approximately 60 percent recovery (normal growth) with 20 min PVS2 treatment. Genotype G27 showed lower recovery (30 percent). Differential scanning calorimetry yielded a Tg midpoint for PSV2 solution of ca. -120 degree C. Calorimetric studies on apices at different stages of the cryopreservation protocol showed a change in calorimetric parameters consistent with a decrease in the amount of frozen water as the protocol advanced.

  8. Structural evolution of plasma-sprayed nanoscale 3 mol% and 5 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings during sintering

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    Zhao, Yan; Gao, Yang

    2017-12-01

    The microstructure of plasma-sprayed nanostructured yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) coatings may change during high-temperature exposure, which would influence the coating performance and service lifetime. In this study, the phase structure and the microstructural evolution of 3YSZ (zirconia-3 mol% yttria) and 5YSZ (zirconia-5 mol% yttria) nanostructured coatings were investigated by means of sintering at 1400 °C for 50-100 h. The microhardness, elastic moduli, and thermal shock cycles of the 3YSZ and 5YSZ nanostructured coatings were also investigated. The results showed that the redistribution of yttrium ions at 1400 °C caused the continuous increase of monoclinic-phase zirconia, but no obvious inter-splat cracking formed at the cross-sections, even after 100 h. Large voids appeared around the nanoporous zone because of the sintering of nanoscale granules upon high-temperature exposure. The microhardness and elastic moduli of the nanostructured coatings first increased and then decreased with increasing sintering times. The growth rate of the nanograins in the 3YSZ coating was lower than that in 5YSZ, which slowed the changes in 3YSZ coating porosity during sintering. Although the 3YSZ coating was prone to monoclinic phase transition, the experimental results showed that the thermal shock resistance of the 3YSZ coating was better than that of the 5YSZ coating.

  9. Un Nobel para el tiempo biológico

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    Diego Golombek

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available El premio Nobel en Fisiología o Medicina de 2017 fue otorgado a tres investigadores norteamericanos pioneros en el descubrimiento del mecanismo de los ritmos circadianos. Ya era hora… y es una excelente excusa para destacar la importancia de la Cronobiología – la ciencia que estudia los ritmos y relojes biológicos - tanto en la vida cotidiana en general como en las ciencias médicas en particular.

  10. Oxalates in oca (New Zealand yam) (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.).

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    Ross, A B; Savage, G P; Martin, R J; Vanhanen, L

    1999-12-01

    Oca (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.) or New Zealand yam, in common with other members of this genus, contains oxalate, an antinutritive factor. Twelve South American and two New Zealand cultivars of oca were analyzed for total and soluble oxalate contents of the tubers. The range of total oxalate levels was 92-221 mg/100 g of fresh weight. Levels of soluble and total oxalate extracted from the tubers were not significantly different, suggesting that no calcium oxalate is formed in the tubers. The oxalate concentrations obtained in this study for oca suggest that previously reported values are too low and that oca is a moderately high oxalate-containing food. This is the first report of a tuber crop containing moderate to high levels of soluble oxalates in the tubers and no insoluble oxalates.

  11. Gold Rush in Mol at the 15th ASCERI Atomiade

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    Chris Haen, Konrad Jende & Rachel Bray, Atomiade organizers and athletes for the CERN team

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    What initially began as a football tournament between German institutes involved in nuclear research has developed into ASCERI (Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes), which aims to contribute to a united Europe through regular sport meetings, bringing together members of public research institutes at the European level. The members come from over 40 research institutes (see here) spanning 16 countries.     CERN team going for Gold at the summer Atomiade!   One of the main sport events organised by ASCERI, the 15th Atomiade was held from 5 to 8 June 2015 (organisational committee JRC Geel) in Mol, in the Kempen region of Belgium. CERN participated by sending 40 athletes from 15 countries to compete in a variety of disciplines: Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Mountain Bike Race, Canoeing/Kayak, S.U.P., Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball. The 1200 athletes from 36 European research institutes were housed in th...

  12. Anatomia foliar de Maytenus Mol. emend Mol. (Celastraceae, ocorrente no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Leaf anatomy of the Maytenus Mol. emend Mol. (Celastraceae in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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    Ana Joffily

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho aborda o estudo anatômico de cinco espécies do gênero Maytenus Mol. emend. Mol. (Celastraceae. O gênero é o maior da família, e está representado no Brasil por aproximadamente 80 espécies. Maytenus é um gênero polifilético, necessitando de trabalhos adicionais para nova circunscrição. Maytenus ardisiaefolia Reiss., M. brasiliensis Mart., M. cestrifolia Reiss., M. communis Reiss. e M. obtusifolia Mart. são de difícil identificação, devido à semelhança dos verticilos reprodutivos, e pela variação na forma e no tamanho das folhas. As estruturas anatômicas observadas nas diversas partes da folha mostraram-se muito semelhantes nas espécies estudadas, sendo de valor taxonômico e de provável importância filogenética para o gênero Maytenus. A organização da epiderme e estratos subepidérmicos em M. obtusifolia demonstrou ser caráter diagnóstico importante na comparação com M. ardisiaefolia, e a ocorrência de cristais aciculares nas células epidérmicas de M. communis e de M. ardisiaefolia, que as separam de M. cestrifolia, que não apresenta cristais, apontaram a anatomia como importante ferramenta a ser explorada nos estudos taxonômicos das demais espécies do gênero. A observação e descrição das verrugas suberosas na epiderme da lâmina foliar poderá contribuir para a taxonomia das Celastraceae.This paper describes anatomical approaches to study the Genus Maytenus Mol. Emnd. Mol. (Celastraceae. The genus is the largest in the family Celastraceae, and in Brazil is represented by approximately 80 species. Maytenus is a polyphyletic genus and additional research is required to better understand its taxonomy. Maytenus ardisiaefolia Reiss., M. brasiliensis Mart., M. cestrifolia Reiss., M. communis Reiss. and M. obtusifolia Mart. are difficult to identify because of similarities in their reproductive structures and variations in the size and shape of their leaves. The anatomical structures observed

  13. Concepciones de los profesores acerca del concepto mol

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    Saida Matute

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste estudio analiza las concepciones del concepto de mol que tienen los docentes que administran la asignatura de química a nivel de bachillerato del municipio Bruzual-Yaracuy (periodo escolar 2012-2013. La muestra está representada por sesenta docentes que respondieron la encuesta. Los resultados indican que la mayoría de ellos tienen buena información en relación con el átomo y masa atómica de un elemento. En lo que se refiere al mol, como se atribuye su significado a la unidad individual de masa, de porción de sustancia y de número de partículas (número de Avogadro, se detecta que no tienen conocimiento de la definición que le dio la Iupac, lo que induce a pensar su desconocimiento acerca de dicha definición. AbstractThis study analyzes the conceptions of the term “mole” according to Chemistry teachers in Secondary school in the municipality of Yaracuy Bruzual (School year 2012-2013. The sample is represented by sixty teachers who responded to the survey. The results indicate that most of them have good information regarding atom and atomic weight of an element. With regard to the term “mol”, it was determined that they lack of knowledge on the definition given by Iupac, since its meaning is related to the individual unit of mass, portion of substance and number of particles (Avogadro’s number.

  14. Biolingüística y capacidad humana

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    Chomsky Noam Abraham

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta de manera sucinta el enfoque llamado 'biolingüístico' que empezó a desarrollarse en los primeros años de la posguerra, teniendo en cuenta los avances de la biología y las matemáticas. Se pasa revista a algunos postulados de la neurociencia (i.e. ciencia cognitiva en lo concerniente a la 'facultad del lenguaje', así como a los dos últimos modelos de la GG: el modelo de 'Principios y Parámetros' (P&P y el modelo 'Minimalista'. Estos últimos buscan responder las cuestiones fundamentales de la biología del lenguaje, su naturaleza, uso y evolución. Desde este punto de vista, se trata de caracterizar el equipamiento biológico gracias al cual los seres humanos adquieren una gramática. Así las cosas, se considera el equipamiento biológico como una función que asocia experiencia y gramática.

  15. Evaluation of biol`s effect on fourteen accession of native potato (Solanum ssp. at the experimental station kallutaca

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    Condori-Mamani Pastor

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    Full Text Available In Bolivia the productive potato regions, you characterize for an extensive agriculture in blankets (of traditional form, of car subsistence and not much diversified, the little properties for the cultivation of potato possess the greater part of the productive, and they locate at little plots of land that annually they go rotating. The present research work has the objective to make a comparison and to characterize fourteen accessions of native potato of germoplasma's collection, of Agronomic Ingeniería's race, (UPEA. The study carried completion at Kallutaca's experiment station itself, becoming established on the basis of a Design Bloques Complete at random (DBCA with three repetitions each accession, the second factor is diligent biol's dose, considered himself like a stimulant compound fito, for cultivations, where increments in the capability of photosynthesis and the production allow principal. Whose moral values place between 2.0 2.6% themselves (% in dry material and that they yielded 3.3 %'s concentration of total N to 3.7%. The analysis of microcomputer Hierro's (132 ppm, Manganeso's, Cobre's and Zinc's presence with 12.1 and 6 ppm detected nutrient in the obtained effluent. Accessions Pole, Sacampaya, Sani imilla, Janq'o, collide, Runic Bola, Q'aysalla and Laramq'aysa had bigger development, the same the remainders have bigger performances they did not have the same incidence. This answer is due to a positive effect of the biol on the performance of tubers in accordance with dose of diligent biol the accessions of native potato where 1 with the application of dose of 25 % of Biol obtained to 10 t.h-1 an equivalent yield.

  16. BISEN: Biochemical simulation environment

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    Vanlier, J.; Wu, F.; Qi, F.; Vinnakota, K.C.; Han, Y.; Dash, R.K.; Yang, F.; Beard, D.A.

    2009-01-01

    The Biochemical Simulation Environment (BISEN) is a suite of tools for generating equations and associated computer programs for simulating biochemical systems in the MATLAB® computing environment. This is the first package that can generate appropriate systems of differential equations for

  17. Control biológico de ácaros Tetranychidae

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    Acosta Gómez Alfredo

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    Full Text Available En este articulo, se presenta información publicada e inédita y, también, se realiza una revisión bibliográfica exhaustiva de los enemigos naturales de T. cinnabarinus y T. urticae, tanto a nivel mundial, como a nivel nacional, con el propósito de despertar el interés e informar sobre las bondades del control
    biológico de los ácaros Tetranychidae y, en los casos donde es posible, se proporciona alguna información correspondiente a su efectividad. Posteriormente, se plantea una discusión resumida y se sugieren algunas propuestas de comportamiento estratégico o de utilidad potencial que podrían ser adoptadas por los profesionales comprometidos o
    responsables de los cultivos de flores para promover
    la ampliación del uso de enemigos naturales de los ácaros y utilizar, entre otros, métodos o estrategias biológicas, culturales o flsicas, que ayuden a disminuir la frecuencia del uso de agroquímicos y, así, conservar un ambiente menos contaminado y menos perjudicial para la humanidad del futuro.

  18. ExoMol line list - XXI. Nitric Oxide (NO)

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    Wong, Andy; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Bernath, Peter; Müller, Holger S. P.; McConkey, Stephanie; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2017-09-01

    Line lists for the X 2Π electronic ground state for the parent isotopologue of nitric oxide (14N16O) and five other major isotopologues (14N17O, 14N18O, 15N16O, 15N17O and 15N18O) are presented. The line lists are constructed using empirical energy levels (and line positions) and high-level ab initio intensities. The energy levels were obtained using a combination of two approaches, from an effective Hamiltonian and from solving the rovibronic Schrödinger equation variationally. The effective Hamiltonian model was obtained through a fit to the experimental line positions of NO available in the literature for all six isotopologues using the programs spfit and spcat. The variational model was built through a least squares fit of the ab initio potential and spin-orbit curves to the experimentally derived energies and experimental line positions of the main isotopologue only using the duo program. The ab initio potential energy, spin-orbit and dipole moment curves (PEC, SOC and DMC) are computed using high-level ab initio methods and the marvel method is used to obtain energies of NO from experimental transition frequencies. The line lists are constructed for each isotopologue based on the use of the most accurate energy levels and the ab initio DMC. Each line list covers a wavenumber range from 0 to 40 000 cm-1 with approximately 22 000 rovibronic states and 2.3-2.6 million transitions extending to Jmax = 184.5 and vmax = 51. Partition functions are also calculated up to a temperature of 5000 K. The calculated absorption line intensities at 296 K using these line lists show excellent agreement with those included in the HITRAN and HITEMP data bases. The computed NO line lists are the most comprehensive to date, covering a wider wavenumber and temperature range compared to both the HITRAN and HITEMP data bases. These line lists are also more accurate than those used in HITEMP. The full line lists are available from the CDS http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr and ExoMol www

  19. Ionic conductivity ageing behaviour of 10 mol.% Sc2O3–1 mol.% CeO2–ZrO2 ceramics

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    Omar, Shobit; Bonanos, Nikolaos

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    The long-term ionic conductivity behaviour of samples of zirconia co-doped with 10 mol.% of Sc2O3 and 1 mol.% CeO2 is evaluated in oxidizing and reducing atmospheres at 600 °C. After 3,000 h, the sample kept in reducing atmospheres exhibits 20% loss in the ionic conductivity, while the sample kep...

  20. Characterization of the Pathological and Biochemical Markers that Correlate to the Clinical Features of Autism

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    2012-08-01

    A historical review of its anatomy , physiology, cytochemistry and functional significance. Cell Mol Biol 50:675-702 Frith C (2004) Is autism a...Rocco GL, Blaess S, Guo Q, Joyner AL. Spatial pattern of sonic hedgehog signaling through Gli genes during cerebellum development. Development...2004;131:5581-5590 Corrales JD, Blaess S, Mahoney EM, Joyner AL. The level of sonic hedgehog signaling regulates the complexity of cerebellar

  1. Las β-(1®3-glucanas: moléculas inmunomoduladoras contaminantes de productos farmacéuticos

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    Zenia Pardo Ruiz

    Full Text Available Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica utilizando la base de datos Pubmed con énfasis en los artículos publicados en la última década. Como descriptores se utilizaron los siguientes: glucans, glucans recognition, glucans biological activitiy, glucans pharmaceuticals. Con la información disponible se realizó un análisis de los principales aspectos relacionados con el tema, que se exponen en el presente trabajo. Las b-(1®3-glucanas son polímeros de glucosa que se encuentran mayoritariamente en la pared celular de hongos, levaduras y plantas. Se consideran patrones moleculares asociados a patógenos y son reconocidas por varios receptores, siendo la dectina-1 el principal receptor de reconocimiento de estas estructuras. Sus propiedades inmunomoduladoras han sido informadas por varios autores. Se ha demostrado que potencian y sinergizan la acción de ligandos de Toll like receptors sobre la liberación de citoquinas proinflamatorias, aunque también han mostrado un perfil antiinflamatorio, cuestión que depende en gran medida de sus características estructurales. Las b-(1®3-glucanas son contaminantes importantes provenientes de los filtros de acetato de celulosa que se utilizan en la clarificación de parenterales hemoderivados, por tanto, es necesario estudiar las consecuencias de la presencia de estas moléculas inmunomoduladoras en inyectables. En esta revisión se resumen aspectos relacionados con el reconocimiento y actividad biológica de las b-(1®3-glucanas y se profundiza en estudios relacionados con su presencia en hemoderivados como principal contaminante. Finalmente se destaca la utilidad de la Prueba de Activación de Monocitos en la detección de las b-(1®3-glucanas en parenterales.

  2. Las armas biológicas. Perspectivas de futuro

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    Nieva Machín

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available La valoración de bajo riesgo de sufrir un ataque con armas biológicas realizada por la estrategia nacional de seguridad resulta errónea ya que España como miembro de la OTAN debería recoger en su estrategia nacional de seguridad del año 2013 esta amenaza ya considerada como tal por la OTAN en el año 2002. Para una valoración efectiva del nivel de esta amenaza resulta preciso considerar que esta ha trascendido el ámbito militar. En el presente artículo se presentará la vulnerabilidad de España derivaba de las políticas y protocolos de seguridad de carácter reactivo y no preventivo establecidas en España así como aspectos mutidimensionales que requieren un replanteamiento y mejoras acordes a una valoración de riesgo más precisa.

  3. Cadenas de valor, comercio exterior y diversidad biológica

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    En el Perú, gradualmente se aprecia la articulación entre mercados emergentes y cadenas de valor nacionales, vinculadas con el aprovechamiento sostenible de la diversidad biológica. En este sentido, la megadiversidad biológica y, por ende, los servicios que brindan los ecosistemas han contribuido a responder a las oportunidades que brinda el mercado internacional. En dicho contexto, este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el aporte económico de la diversidad biológica, en particular en ...

  4. HackaMol: An Object-Oriented Modern Perl Library for Molecular Hacking on Multiple Scales.

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    Riccardi, Demian; Parks, Jerry M; Johs, Alexander; Smith, Jeremy C

    2015-04-27

    HackaMol is an open source, object-oriented toolkit written in Modern Perl that organizes atoms within molecules and provides chemically intuitive attributes and methods. The library consists of two components: HackaMol, the core that contains classes for storing and manipulating molecular information, and HackaMol::X, the extensions that use the core. The core is well-tested, well-documented, and easy to install across computational platforms. The goal of the extensions is to provide a more flexible space for researchers to develop and share new methods. In this application note, we provide a description of the core classes and two extensions: HackaMol::X::Calculator, an abstract calculator that uses code references to generalize interfaces with external programs, and HackaMol::X::Vina, a structured class that provides an interface with the AutoDock Vina docking program.

  5. Atividades biológicas das lectinas PHA, WGA, jacalina e artocarpina Biological activities of PHA, WGA, jacalin and artocarpin lectins

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    Ana Maria Sell

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available As lectinas são (glicoproteínas que se ligam a açúcares. O interesse destas moléculas na investigação científica se deve às diversas atividades biológicas a elas atribuídas. Além da identificação de grupos sangüíneos, da caracterização de microorganismos e da estimulação mitogênica de células imunes, as lectinas estão envolvidas nos processos de reconhecimento e das interações celulares. No presente trabalho, revisamos algumas atividades biológicas das lectinas PHA (fitohemaglutinina de Phaseolus vulgaris, WGA (aglutinina de germe de trigo, jacalina e artocarpina (lectinas de Artocarpus integrifolia. PHA, jacalina e artocarpina são mitogênicas para os linfócitos, estimulam a produção de citocinas endógenas, a atração e a ativação de leucócitos. WGA é uma lectina não-mitogênica, no entanto, modula a resposta de defesa estimulando a liberação de superóxido pelos neutrófilos. O entendimento das atividades biológicas permitirá o uso destas moléculas como uma ferramenta útil no diagnóstico e tratamento de muitas doenças.Lectins are ubiquitous (glycoproteins, which exhibit a specific and reversibly carbohydrate binding activity. Because of their structural complexity and variability, they can participate in many physiological functions. Besides the blood groups identification, microorganism characterization and mitogenic immune cell proliferation, they are involved in the cell recognition and cell-cell interaction. In the present work we revised some biological activities of the PHA (Phaseolus vulgaris phytohemagglutinin, WGA (wheat germ agglutinin, jacalin and artocarpin (Artocarpus integrifolia lectins. PHA, jacalin and artocarpin may stimulate lymphocyte proliferation, attract and activate mononuclear cells and stimulate endogenous citokines production. WGA is a nonmitogenic lectin, however it may stimulate neutrophil superoxide production. The understanding of the lectin biological activities may

  6. Measures of Biochemical Sociology

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    Snell, Joel; Marsh, Mitchell

    2008-01-01

    In a previous article, the authors introduced a new sub field in sociology that we labeled "biochemical sociology." We introduced the definition of a sociology that encompasses sociological measures, psychological measures, and biological indicators Snell & Marsh (2003). In this article, we want to demonstrate a research strategy that would assess…

  7. MolTalk--a programming library for protein structures and structure analysis.

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    Diemand, Alexander V; Scheib, Holger

    2004-04-19

    Two of the mostly unsolved but increasingly urgent problems for modern biologists are a) to quickly and easily analyse protein structures and b) to comprehensively mine the wealth of information, which is distributed along with the 3D co-ordinates by the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Tools which address this issue need to be highly flexible and powerful but at the same time must be freely available and easy to learn. We present MolTalk, an elaborate programming language, which consists of the programming library libmoltalk implemented in Objective-C and the Smalltalk-based interpreter MolTalk. MolTalk combines the advantages of an easy to learn and programmable procedural scripting with the flexibility and power of a full programming language. An overview of currently available applications of MolTalk is given and with PDBChainSaw one such application is described in more detail. PDBChainSaw is a MolTalk-based parser and information extraction utility of PDB files. Weekly updates of the PDB are synchronised with PDBChainSaw and are available for free download from the MolTalk project page http://www.moltalk.org following the link to PDBChainSaw. For each chain in a protein structure, PDBChainSaw extracts the sequence from its co-ordinates and provides additional information from the PDB-file header section, such as scientific organism, compound name, and EC code. MolTalk provides a rich set of methods to analyse and even modify experimentally determined or modelled protein structures. These methods vary in complexity and are thus suitable for beginners and advanced programmers alike. We envision MolTalk to be most valuable in the following applications:1) To analyse protein structures repetitively in large-scale, i.e. to benchmark protein structure prediction methods or to evaluate structural models. The quality of the resulting 3D-models can be assessed by e.g. calculating a Ramachandran-Sasisekharan plot.2) To quickly retrieve information for (a limited number of

  8. MolTalk – a programming library for protein structures and structure analysis

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    Diemand, Alexander V; Scheib, Holger

    2004-01-01

    Background Two of the mostly unsolved but increasingly urgent problems for modern biologists are a) to quickly and easily analyse protein structures and b) to comprehensively mine the wealth of information, which is distributed along with the 3D co-ordinates by the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Tools which address this issue need to be highly flexible and powerful but at the same time must be freely available and easy to learn. Results We present MolTalk, an elaborate programming language, which consists of the programming library libmoltalk implemented in Objective-C and the Smalltalk-based interpreter MolTalk. MolTalk combines the advantages of an easy to learn and programmable procedural scripting with the flexibility and power of a full programming language. An overview of currently available applications of MolTalk is given and with PDBChainSaw one such application is described in more detail. PDBChainSaw is a MolTalk-based parser and information extraction utility of PDB files. Weekly updates of the PDB are synchronised with PDBChainSaw and are available for free download from the MolTalk project page following the link to PDBChainSaw. For each chain in a protein structure, PDBChainSaw extracts the sequence from its co-ordinates and provides additional information from the PDB-file header section, such as scientific organism, compound name, and EC code. Conclusion MolTalk provides a rich set of methods to analyse and even modify experimentally determined or modelled protein structures. These methods vary in complexity and are thus suitable for beginners and advanced programmers alike. We envision MolTalk to be most valuable in the following applications: 1) To analyse protein structures repetitively in large-scale, i.e. to benchmark protein structure prediction methods or to evaluate structural models. The quality of the resulting 3D-models can be assessed by e.g. calculating a Ramachandran-Sasisekharan plot. 2) To quickly retrieve information for (a limited

  9. MolTalk – a programming library for protein structures and structure analysis

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    Diemand Alexander V

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Two of the mostly unsolved but increasingly urgent problems for modern biologists are a to quickly and easily analyse protein structures and b to comprehensively mine the wealth of information, which is distributed along with the 3D co-ordinates by the Protein Data Bank (PDB. Tools which address this issue need to be highly flexible and powerful but at the same time must be freely available and easy to learn. Results We present MolTalk, an elaborate programming language, which consists of the programming library libmoltalk implemented in Objective-C and the Smalltalk-based interpreter MolTalk. MolTalk combines the advantages of an easy to learn and programmable procedural scripting with the flexibility and power of a full programming language. An overview of currently available applications of MolTalk is given and with PDBChainSaw one such application is described in more detail. PDBChainSaw is a MolTalk-based parser and information extraction utility of PDB files. Weekly updates of the PDB are synchronised with PDBChainSaw and are available for free download from the MolTalk project page http://www.moltalk.org following the link to PDBChainSaw. For each chain in a protein structure, PDBChainSaw extracts the sequence from its co-ordinates and provides additional information from the PDB-file header section, such as scientific organism, compound name, and EC code. Conclusion MolTalk provides a rich set of methods to analyse and even modify experimentally determined or modelled protein structures. These methods vary in complexity and are thus suitable for beginners and advanced programmers alike. We envision MolTalk to be most valuable in the following applications: 1 To analyse protein structures repetitively in large-scale, i.e. to benchmark protein structure prediction methods or to evaluate structural models. The quality of the resulting 3D-models can be assessed by e.g. calculating a Ramachandran-Sasisekharan plot. 2 To

  10. Rapid rate sintering of nanocrystalline ZrO2-3 mol% Y2O3

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    Chen, D.J.; Mayo, M.J.

    1996-01-01

    Conventional ramp-and-hold sintering with a wide range of heating rates was conducted on submicrometer and nanocrystalline ZrO 2 -3 mol% Y 2 O 3 powder compacts. Although rapid heating rates have been reported to produce high density/fine grain size products for many submicrometer and smaller starting powders, the application of this technique to ZrO 2 -3 mol% Y 2 O 3 produced mixed results. In the case of submicrometer ZrO 2 -3 mol% Y 2 O 3 , neither densification nor grain growth was affected by the heating rate used. In the case of nanocrystalline ZrO 2 -3 mol% Y 2 O 3 , fast heating rates severely retarded densification and had a minimal effect on grain growth. The large adverse effect of fast heating rates on the densification of the nanocrystalline powder was traced to a thermal gradient/differential densification effect. Microstructural evidence suggests that the rate of densification greatly exceeded the rate of heat transfer in this material; consequently, the sample interior was not able to densify before being geometrically constrained by a fully dense shell which formed at the sample exterior. This finding implies that rapid rate sintering will meet severe practical constraints in the manufacture of bulk nanocrystalline ZrO 2 -3 mol% Y 2 O 3 specimens

  11. La disponibilidad de nutrientes para las plantas, consecuencia de interacción, química, biológica y bioquímica

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    Martha Medina

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available La nutrición vegetal depende de varios factores;entre ellos: minerales, microorganismos y moléculas orgánicas. Éstos a la vez están relacionados con las condiciones físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo. Las adiciones de materia orgánica o de abonos orgánico-minerales favorecen esta condición, porque, contienen moléculas que alimentan poblaciones microbianas que segregan las enzimas requeridas para solubilizar minerales o mineralizarla, pero no suplen las necesidades de la mayoría de los cultivos. Esta dinámica está determinada por la presencia de elementos que intervienen en la fijación del nitrógeno o la producción de ácidos orgánicos que liberan fósforo, pero que también pueden afectar la biodisponibilidad de varios nutrientes o las poblaciones microbianas.

  12. Orbits of the Asteroids Discovered at the Molėtai Observatory in 2000–2004

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    Černis K.

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    Full Text Available The paper presents statistics of the asteroids observed and discovered at the Molėtai Observatory, Lithuania in 2000–2004 within the project for astrometric observations of the near-Earth objects (NEOs, the main belt asteroids and comets. CCD observations of asteroids were obtained with the 35/51 cm Maksutov-type meniscus telescope and the 1.65 m Ritchey-Chretien reflector. In the Minor Planet Circulars and the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (2000–2004 we published 6629 astrometric positions of 1114 asteroids. Among them 78 were newly discovered asteroids at Molėtai, a few NEOs were found by our team independently. For the 67 asteroids discovered at Molėtai the precise orbits were calculated. Because of small number of observations, a few asteroids have low-precision orbits and some asteroids have been lost. For seven objects we present their ephemerides for 2015.

  13. Aspectos biológicos y control de un gracilláriido (Gracillariidae: Lepidóptera) en Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) Kuntze (1898), en Cajamarca, Perú

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    Murga Orrillo, Hipólito; Abanto Rodríguez, Carlos; Polo Vargas, Ana Rosa

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    Determine biological target, identify natural enemies, and establish appropriate periods of controlling a pest gracillariid tare. The biological aspects and natural enemies in field and laboratory were evaluated, appropriate control periods was determined by host-pest interaction. The results, egg lasts 7.8 days and measured 0.34x0.21 mm; presents four instars larvae and lasts 35.7 days, ranging from measures between 1st and the 4th instar from 0.09 to 0.65 mm diameter brain; the pupa lasts 1...

  14. Validação em métodos cromatográficos para análises de pequenas moléculas em matrizes biológicas

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    Cassiano,Neila Maria; Barreiro,Juliana Cristina; Martins,Lúcia Regina Rocha; Oliveira,Regina Vincenzi; Cass,Quezia Bezerra

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    Chromatographic methods are commonly used for analysis of small molecules in different biological matrices. An important step to be considered upon a bioanalytical method's development is the capacity to yield reliable and reproducible results. This review discusses validation procedures adopted by different governmental agencies, such as Food and Drug Administration (USA), European Union (EU) and Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (BR) for quantification of small molecules by bioanalyt...

  15. Aislamiento de microorganismos para control biológico de Moniliophthora roreri

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    Liliana Yanet Suárez Contreras; Alba Luz Rangel Riaño

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    Moniliophthora roreri es un hongo que causa la moniliasis, una enfermedad de la mazorca en el cultivo de cacao (Theobroma cacao), con pérdidas hasta del 60% de la cosecha. El control biológico utilizando microorganismos endófitos surge como una alternativa para el manejo de esta enfermedad. En la presente investigación se evaluaron microorganismos con potencial para control biológico de M. roreri en Norte de Santander, Colombia. Para el efecto, se aisló e identificó este fitopatógeno y se uti...

  16. MolPrint3D: Enhanced 3D Printing of Ball-and-Stick Molecular Models

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    Paukstelis, Paul J.

    2018-01-01

    The increased availability of noncommercial 3D printers has provided instructors and students improved access to printing technology. However, printing complex ball-and-stick molecular structures faces distinct challenges, including the need for support structures that increase with molecular complexity. MolPrint3D is a software add-on for the…

  17. Crystallographic Investigation of Ag (4 mol%) Doped ZnO (SZO) Thin Films by XRD

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    Lwin Lwin Nwe; Sandar Dwe; Khant Khant Lin; Khin Thuzar; Than Than Win; Ko Ko Kyaw Soe

    2008-03-01

    Silver doped ZnO(SZO) thin films are prepared by sol-based method. The silver dopant concentration is 4 mol % in this case. XRD analysis carried out to determine, crystallographic properties such as lattice parameters and crystallite size of SZO thin films.

  18. A New CCD Camera at the Molėtai Observatory

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    Zdanavičius J.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of the first testing of a new CCD camera of the Molėtai Observatory are given. The linearity and the flat field corrections of good accuracy are determined by using shifted star field exposures.

  19. Laboratory hydro-mechanical characterisation of Boom Clay at Essen and Mol

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    Deng, Y. F.; Tang, A. M.; Cui, Y. J.; Nguyen, X. P.; Li, X. L.; Wouters, L.

    2011-01-01

    Boom Clay has been selected as a potential host rock formation for the geological disposal of radioactive waste in Belgium. In the present work, the hydro-mechanical behaviour of Boom Clay samples from the borehole Essen-1 at a depth of 220-260 m and from HADES that is the underground rock laboratory at Mol in Belgium, at 223-m depth was investigated in the laboratory by performing low pressure odometer tests (vertical effective stress ranging from 0.05 to 3.2 MPa), high pressure odometer tests (vertical effective stress ranging from 0.125 to 32 MPa), isotropic consolidation tests (confining effective stress ranging from the in situ stress to 20 MPa) and triaxial shear tests. It has been observed that the mineralogy, geotechnical properties and hydro-mechanical behaviour of Boom Clay from Essen at 227-m, 240-m and 248-m depths are similar to that of Boom Clay from Mol. As in the case of Boom Clay at Mol, the failure envelope of Boom Clay at Essen in the p'- q plane is not linear. The slope of the portion beyond the pre-consolidation stress of Boom Clay from Essen is almost the same as that from Mol, suggesting a similar internal friction angle of about 13 deg. The compression curves (void index I v versus logarithm of vertical stress) beyond the pre-consolidation stress are the same for both samples from Mol and Essen, and situated between the intrinsic compression line (ICL) and the sedimentation compression line (SCL). The yield stress determined from odometer tests seems to be stress-path dependent and lower than the pre-consolidation stress. Thus determining the over-consolidation ratio (OCR) using the yield stress value would lead to an incorrect estimate. From a practical point view, the laboratory test results from Essen and their comparison with those from Mol provide important information regarding the transferability of knowledge on Boom Clay at different sites, taking into account the fact that most investigations have been carried out on Boom Clay at

  20. Griesinger e as bases da "Primeira psiquiatria biológica"

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    Mário Eduardo Costa Pereira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Wilhelm Griesinger foi um personagem central na história da psiquiatria alemã. Considerado por muitos como um dos "pais da psiquiatria biológica", sua obra, na verdade, é extremamente complexa, apoiando-se em uma sofisticada teoria do eu e das desestruturação dos processos mentais na psicopatologia.

  1. História dos tratamentos biológicos Biologicals treatments's history

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    Sérgio Paulo Rigonatti

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    Full Text Available Contexto: Trata-se de uma discussão de como surgiram os tratamentos biológicos no decorrer da história da psiquiatria.Context: It's about a discussion on how begun the biological treatment throughout Psychiatry History.

  2. Endocardite em prótese biológica por candida parapsilosis

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    Luiz Carlos Severo

    1987-02-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de endocardite causada pela Candida parapsilosis numa prótese valvular biológica em posição mitral. Revisa-se brevemente a literatura brasileira sobre o assunto.

  3. Procedimientos para la obtención de reactivos biológicos de los estuches DAVIH Ag P24 y DAVIH Ac P24

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    Nancy M. Ruiz

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available La pandemia de SIDA es uno de los problemas actuales más graves que afectan a la humanidad. Como todavía no se cuenta con una vacuna efectiva a pesar de los esfuerzos realizados por científicos en todo el mundo, la utilización de drogas antirretrovirales para mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes es lo que ha resultado más exitoso, de ahí la importancia de poseer medios para realizar un diagnóstico temprano de la infección y para monitorear su progresión con el objetivo de poder actuar sobre ella. El presente trabajo describe la obtención de los componentes biológicos que se requieren para la producción de dos estuches que se utilizan en nuestro país en todos los estudios que tienen relación con la infección VIH-SIDA. Para ello se realizó un protocolo que incluyó varias etapas de purificación e inmovilización de diferentes moléculas. Como resultado se obtuvieron la proteína de 24 Kd del VIH-1 y anticuerpos monoclonales y policlonales humanos contra esta proteína, con adecuados grados de pureza y actividad biológica. La combinación de etapas en este protocolo, permitió ir obteniendo productos que además de utilizarse en la etapa siguiente también por sí mismos, algunos de ellos, constituyeron reactivos de los estuches.

  4. Las β-(1®3-glucanas: moléculas inmunomoduladoras contaminantes de productos farmacéuticos β-(1®3-glucans as immunomodulating moléculas polluting pharmaceuticals

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    Zenia Pardo Ruiz

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica utilizando la base de datos Pubmed con énfasis en los artículos publicados en la última década. Como descriptores se utilizaron los siguientes: glucans, glucans recognition, glucans biological activitiy, glucans pharmaceuticals. Con la información disponible se realizó un análisis de los principales aspectos relacionados con el tema, que se exponen en el presente trabajo. Las b-(1®3-glucanas son polímeros de glucosa que se encuentran mayoritariamente en la pared celular de hongos, levaduras y plantas. Se consideran patrones moleculares asociados a patógenos y son reconocidas por varios receptores, siendo la dectina-1 el principal receptor de reconocimiento de estas estructuras. Sus propiedades inmunomoduladoras han sido informadas por varios autores. Se ha demostrado que potencian y sinergizan la acción de ligandos de Toll like receptors sobre la liberación de citoquinas proinflamatorias, aunque también han mostrado un perfil antiinflamatorio, cuestión que depende en gran medida de sus características estructurales. Las b-(1®3-glucanas son contaminantes importantes provenientes de los filtros de acetato de celulosa que se utilizan en la clarificación de parenterales hemoderivados, por tanto, es necesario estudiar las consecuencias de la presencia de estas moléculas inmunomoduladoras en inyectables. En esta revisión se resumen aspectos relacionados con el reconocimiento y actividad biológica de las b-(1®3-glucanas y se profundiza en estudios relacionados con su presencia en hemoderivados como principal contaminante. Finalmente se destaca la utilidad de la Prueba de Activación de Monocitos en la detección de las b-(1®3-glucanas en parenterales.A literature review was made in Pubmed database, making emphasis on papers published in the last decade. The subject headings for this search were glucans, glucans recognition, glucans biological activitiy, glucans pharmaceuticals. On the basis

  5. Biochemical Hypermedia: Galactose Metabolism.

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    J.K. Sugai

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Animations of biochemical processes and virtual laboratory environments lead to true molecular simulations. The use of interactive software’s in education can improve cognitive capacity, better learning and, mainly, it makes information acquisition easier. Material and Methods: This work presents the development of a biochemical hypermedia to understanding of the galactose metabolism. It was developed with the help of concept maps, ISIS Draw, ADOBE Photoshop and FLASH MX Program. Results and Discussion: A step by step animation process shows the enzymatic reactions of galactose conversion to glucose-1-phosphate (to glycogen synthesis, glucose-6-phosphate (glycolysis intermediary, UDP-galactose (substrate to mucopolysaccharides synthesis and collagen’s glycosylation. There are navigation guide that allow scrolling the mouse over the names of the components of enzymatic reactions of via the metabolism of galactose. Thus, explanatory text box, chemical structures and animation of the actions of enzymes appear to navigator. Upon completion of the module, the user’s response to the proposed exercise can be checked immediately through text box with interactive content of the answer. Conclusion: This hypermedia was presented for undergraduate students (UFSC who revealed that it was extremely effective in promoting the understanding of the theme.

  6. PIRAMID 1: a prime European CEC experiment in BR2 at Mol, Belgium

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    Joly, C.; Simoni, O.

    1987-01-01

    In the event of a core disruptive accident in a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR), molten core materials interacting with liquid sodium may form debris beds to settle on the retention structures or on the reactor vessel. The decay heat of retained fission products can induce high temperatures or high thermal loads on the retention structures or the reactor vessel with consequent fission product release. To assess the long-term coolability of core debris beds the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) decided to coordinate and fund the European PAHR (Post-Accident Heat Removal) program. The first work carried out for the program resulted in PIRAMID 1 (Pahr IRradiation According to a Mol Integrated Device), a unique irradiation device, designed, constructed and tested at Mol

  7. Reconnaissance de formes moléculaires dans les relations structure-activité

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    Mathis , Hervé

    1992-01-01

    Non disponible / Not available; Cette thèse présente un logiciel qui a pour but de mieux comprendre les relations entre caractéristiques structurales et propriétés thérapeutiques de molécules envisagées comme médicaments. L'idée majeure est de soumettre une famille de composés, d'une part à des calculs de chimie quantique, d'autre part à des méthodes de reconnaissance de formes, afin d'observer si certaines propriétés moléculaires sont discriminantes vis-à-vis d'une activité pharmacologique m...

  8. THE MULTIBONUS FIDELITY PROGRAM – DEVELOPED AND USED BY MOL ROMANIA PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

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    Before choosing a strategic alternative, a company must analyze or scan its marketing environment, undertake market segmentation, target own market segments and position itself within these market segments. Adopting a relationship marketing strategy, in general, and an attachment strategy, in particular, requires the company to formalize a life cycle perspective. This paper correlates the theoretical background of an attachment strategy with an applicative case study to Mol Romania.

  9. MolProbity: all-atom structure validation for macromolecular crystallography

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    Chen, Vincent B.; Arendall, W. Bryan III; Headd, Jeffrey J.; Keedy, Daniel A.; Immormino, Robert M.; Kapral, Gary J.; Murray, Laura W.; Richardson, Jane S.; Richardson, David C.

    2010-01-01

    MolProbity structure validation will diagnose most local errors in macromolecular crystal structures and help to guide their correction. MolProbity is a structure-validation web service that provides broad-spectrum solidly based evaluation of model quality at both the global and local levels for both proteins and nucleic acids. It relies heavily on the power and sensitivity provided by optimized hydrogen placement and all-atom contact analysis, complemented by updated versions of covalent-geometry and torsion-angle criteria. Some of the local corrections can be performed automatically in MolProbity and all of the diagnostics are presented in chart and graphical forms that help guide manual rebuilding. X-ray crystallography provides a wealth of biologically important molecular data in the form of atomic three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids and increasingly large complexes in multiple forms and states. Advances in automation, in everything from crystallization to data collection to phasing to model building to refinement, have made solving a structure using crystallography easier than ever. However, despite these improvements, local errors that can affect biological interpretation are widespread at low resolution and even high-resolution structures nearly all contain at least a few local errors such as Ramachandran outliers, flipped branched protein side chains and incorrect sugar puckers. It is critical both for the crystallographer and for the end user that there are easy and reliable methods to diagnose and correct these sorts of errors in structures. MolProbity is the authors’ contribution to helping solve this problem and this article reviews its general capabilities, reports on recent enhancements and usage, and presents evidence that the resulting improvements are now beneficially affecting the global database

  10. MOL-Eye: A New Metric for the Performance Evaluation of a Molecular Signal

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    Turan, Meric; Kuran, Mehmet Sukru; Yilmaz, H. Birkan; Chae, Chan-Byoung; Tugcu, Tuna

    2017-01-01

    Inspired by the eye diagram in classical radio frequency (RF) based communications, the MOL-Eye diagram is proposed for the performance evaluation of a molecular signal within the context of molecular communication. Utilizing various features of this diagram, three new metrics for the performance evaluation of a molecular signal, namely the maximum eye height, standard deviation of received molecules, and counting SNR (CSNR) are introduced. The applicability of these performance metrics in th...

  11. NavMol 3.0: enabling the representation of metabolic reactions by blind users.

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    Binev, Yuri; Peixoto, Daniela; Pereira, Florbela; Rodrigues, Ian; Cavaco, Sofia; Lobo, Ana M; Aires-de-Sousa, João

    2018-01-01

    The representation of metabolic reactions strongly relies on visualization, which is a major barrier for blind users. The NavMol software renders the communication and interpretation of molecular structures and reactions accessible by integrating chemoinformatics and assistive technology. NavMol 3.0 provides a molecular editor for metabolic reactions. The user can start with templates of reactions and build from such cores. Atom-to-atom mapping enables changes in the reactants to be reflected in the products (and vice-versa) and the reaction centres to be automatically identified. Blind users can easily interact with the software using the keyboard and text-to-speech technology. NavMol 3.0 is free and open source under the GNU general public license (GPLv3), and can be downloaded at http://sourceforge.net/projects/navmol as a JAR file. joao@airesdesousa.com. © The Author (2017). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com

  12. Alergenos: relación entre función biológica y alergenicidad

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    Homero San Juan

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available Los alergenos se encuentran en muy diversas fuentes, pero, tienen la particularidad de inducir la producción de inmunoglobulina E (IgE y provocar alergia. No se conoce una característica molecular biológica común entre los alergenos que explique su capacidad alergénica. En los últimos años, se han demostrado o inferido diferentes funciones biológicas en los alergenos, generando nuevas hipótesis sobre el papel de dichas funciones en la actividad alergénica. Con el fin de identificar qué funciones biológicas se han demostrado o inferido en los alergenos y analizar su posible influencia en el papel alergénico, se revisaron aproximadamente doscientos alergenos teniendo como base los ya caracterizados por el Comité de Nomenclatura de Alergenos de la OMS, como también otros menos caracterizados pero con algunas propiedades fisicoquímicas conocidas. Los alergenos se agruparon de acuerdo con la actividad biológica y se tabularon con su fuente de origen, peso molecular (PM, punto isoeléctrico (pl, frecuencia de reactividad en la población alérgica, potenciales sitios de glicosilación y formación de enlaces disulfuro. Se identificaron 88 alergenos en los que se ha informado alguna actividad biológica. El agrupamiento de estos según la actividad produjo los siguientes resultados: enzimática (47,2%, inhibición de enzimas (11,3%, transporte (18,1%, regulación de la actividad celular (15,9% y otras actividades como la de conferir resistencia a enfermedades en plantas y citólisis (7,9%. En muchos de estos alergenos, la actividad biológica ha sido inferida por su homología estructural con proteínas de función conocida, pero los experimentos que corroboren dicha función no se han realizado. La mayoría de estos alergenos tienen en común PM

  13. Implantable biochemical fuel cell

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    Richter, G; Rao, J R

    1978-01-05

    Implantable biochemical fuel cells for the operation of heart pacemakers or artificial hearts convert oxidisable body substances such as glucose on the anode side and reduce the oxygen contained in body fluids at the cathode. The anode and cathode are separated by membranes which are impermeable to albumen and blood corpuscles in body fluids. A chemical shortcircuit cannot occur in practice if, according to the invention, one or more selective oxygen electrodes with carbon as catalyst are arranged so that the mixture which diffuses into the cell from body fluids during operation reaches the fuel cell electrode through the porous oxygen electrode. The membranes used must be permeable to water. Cellulose, polymerised polyvinyl alcohol or an ion exchanger with a buffering capacity between pH5 and 8 act as permeable materials.

  14. Flavonoides em Annonaceae: ocorrência e propriedades biológicas

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    Clara dos Reis Nunes

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão descreve algumas propriedades biológicas e químicas, bem como os usos etnobotânicos e farmacológicos de algumas substâncias isoladas a partir do gênero Annona (família Annonaceae. As espécies dessa família possuem distribuição tropical e subtropical. A Annona muricata L., em especial, possui proeminência na economia de frutos tropicais, além de ser quimicamente caracterizada pela presença de substâncias fenólicas e terpênicas. Logo, este trabalho destaca a importância e ocorrência desses metabólitos, bem como suas atividades biológicas.

  15. Manejo biológico de nematodos fitoparásitos con hongos y bacterias

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    Ricardo Piedra Naranjo

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available La agricultura actual demanda la reducción de plaguicidas químicos y la introducción de sistemas sostenibles con el uso de agentes de manejo biológico.  La alternativa de usar hongos y bacterias para el manejo de nematodos fitoparásitos puede ser una opción biológica muy importante de actualidad. El manejo biológico de nematodos fitoparásitos es posible si se logra fomentar e investigar la utilización de hongos y bacterias que pueden estar en el suelo o, de lo contrario, reproducirse en laboratorios para uso comercial. En revisión de literatura se encontró varios organismos (hongos y bacterias que pueden ser utilizados por agricultores, y en algunos casos, ya están siendo aplicados. Entre los organismos encontrados, tenemos las bacterias Pasteuria penetrans, Pseudomonas (Burlkoldelia cepacia tipo Wisconsin.  Algunos hongos como: Verticillium chlamydosporium. Arthtrobotrys y Monacrosporium, Catenaria spp, Drechmeria coniospora, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus spp. Fusarium solani, Cylindrocarpon cylindroides y Paecilomyces lilacinus, Verticillium lecanii, Arthrobotrys conoides, A. musiformis, A.  robusta, Monoacrosporium ellipsosporum, Dactylaria thaumasia, Cylindrocarpon sp., Trichoderma harzianum, Dactylella brochophaga, Arthrobotrys oligospora y Arthrobotrys botryospora y Myrothecium verrucaria. Con este tipo de información, planteada desde el punto de vista en investigaciones agropecuarias, se podría tener posibilidades de utilizar nematicidas biológicos en el manejo de nematodos fitoparásitos, desarrollando un manejo integrado de plagas, donde se tendría la posibilidad de no usar de nematicidas químicos en un futuro, o por lo menos reducir sustancialmente su uso en nuestra agricultura y así mejorar la relación con el medio ambiente y el ser humano.

  16. Tratamiento de aguas industriales mediante reactor biológico de membranas

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    Aznar Jiménez, Antonio

    2008-01-01

    El Laboratorio de Ingeniería para el Tratamiento de Aguas de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, de investigación y servicios en el tratamiento de aguas residuales, optimiza el diseño y puesta a punto de reactores biológicos de membranas (MBR), indicados para obtener agua depurada de alta calidad y/o aumentar la capacidad de tratamiento.

  17. Medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad

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    Nancy Burguet Lago

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trabajo con microorganismos puede conllevar a riesgos tanto para el personal que trabaja con los mismos como para el medio ambiente. La existencia de laboratorios de seguridad biológica y la implementación de medidas en la manipulación de los agentes biológicos minimizan el riesgo. Objetivo: evaluar las medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad. Métodos: empleo de una lista de chequeo y análisis de los resultados a través de una Matriz DAFO para valorar si el diseño de la instalación cumple con la bioseguridad. Además establecer un sistema documental para la manipulación de microorganismos y la confección de un plan de capacitación para el personal que trabaja en el laboratorio de control microbiológico. Resultados: la lista de chequeo permitió identificar como principal debilidad el no disponer de un doble pasillo para el traslado del material limpio y sucio. Como fortalezas, cumplir con las prácticas y procesamientos adecuados y el contar con equipos de seguridad biológica. El sistema documental incorporó a los procedimientos establecidos para la manipulación, un acápite referido a la «Peligrosidad y Medidas de Seguridad». El programa de capacitación desarrollado permitió proveer conocimientos específicos referidos a esta temática. Conclusión: las medidas adoptadas en el laboratorio permiten plantear que de manera general se cumplen los requisitos establecidos en materia de Bioseguridad para el trabajo con microorganismos.

  18. Entendendo o papel de marcadores biológicos no câncer de pulmão Understanding the role of biological markers in lung cancer

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    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available Marcadores biológicos são componentes celulares, estruturais e bioquímicos, que podem definir alterações celulares e moleculares tanto em células normais quanto aquelas associadas a transformação maligna. Podem ser de dois tipos: 1 marcadores intermediários, que medem alterações celulares e moleculares antes do aparecimento da malignidade; 2 marcadores diagnósticos, presentes em associação com a malignidade. O processo de identificação e validação para uso clínico do marcador tem diversas etapas: identificação inicial feita em linhagens celulares do tumor em questão; teste do marcador em tecido proveniente de biópsias de pacientes com diagnóstico estabelecido do tumor em questão; teste em biópsias de tecidos normais e com processo inflamatório; teste em escarro, sangue ou urina para validação como teste não-invasivo que possa ser usado em população de alto risco. Marcadores biológicos diagnósticos sorológicos e histológicos são componentes celulares, estruturais e bioquímicos, presentes não só em células tumorais como também em células normais, que podem ser medidos quantitativamente por métodos bioquímicos, imunológicos e moleculares nos fluidos ou nos tecidos corporais, respectivamente, associados a neoplasias e possivelmente ao órgão de origem da neoplasia. Marcadores biológicos são estudados em diferentes neoplasias primárias, porém poucos tiveram seu valor clínico definido. O papel dos marcadores biológicos em câncer de pulmão ainda é incerto, pois apenas um pequeno número de marcadores foi avaliado de maneira adequada. O objetivo deste trabalho é entender o papel dos marcadores biológicos sorológicos e diagnósticos no prognóstico e sobrevida de pacientes com câncer de pulmão baseado em uma coletânea de trabalhos realizada pela autora. Apresenta-se também uma perspectiva futura para a detecção precoce do câncer de pulmão baseada no papel dos marcadores biol

  19. Medición de Activos Biológicos en Marcos Conceptuales Comparados

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    Beatriz Brozzú

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    Full Text Available En este ensayo, no solamente pretendemos seguir probando que las NCP FAPCE (Argentina son la consecuencia de un criterio absolutamente normativista y por lo tanto restrictivo y limitado, mientras que las NIIF y las FASB se fundamentan en un paradigma basado en la “utilidad para el decisor”, o sea en las necesidades del usuario de la información. Lo que también concluiremos es que esta esencial diferencia es la causa por la cual el amplio criterio aplicado por la NIIF 41 –Activos biológicos– y la armoniosa coherencia con su Marco Conceptual, le permiten al Sistema de Información Contable lograr su principal objetivo, cual es mostrar “valor real” para todos los Activos. Por el contrario, y para que las NCP FACPCE argentinas puedan ser realmente un sistema de información útil, y en el caso especifico de la RT22 FAPCE –Activos biológicos–, ésta debe apartarse de su Marco conceptual para poder valuar los Activos Biológicos destinados a ser utilizados en el proceso productivo a un valor corriente (considerado razonablemente representativo de su valor real puesto que de respetar el Marco Conceptual debería valuarlos a valor histórico.

  20. The Influence of biol in the crop yield of Lactuca sativa L. variety Iceberg

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    Pomboza-Tamaquiza Pablo

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research was to assess the influence of biol enriched with efficient micro-organisms, in the ecological cultivation of Lactuca sativa L (lettuce variety "Iceberg". The field test was carried out on the farm of Querochaca, Faculty of Sciences Agriculture, of the Technical University of Ambato. The studied factors were doses of biol (2%, 4% and 6% and frequencies of application (8 and 15 days, I know used the experimental design of complete blocks at random, with factorial arrangement of 3x2 1 with three repetitions. We evaluated: plant height, diameter of the main stem, days to harvest, weight and diameter of the bud commercial, performance in kg/plot neta and performance in kg/experimental unit, conducted the significance test of Duncan to 5%. The results showed that the dose of 6 per cent applied every 15 days treatment D3F2, contributed to the larger diameter of the bud commercial (25.9 cm; the greater weight of cogollo commercial (1.14 kg and the higher performance (549 kg/experimental unit. This suggests that the implementation of biol can be an important ecological alternative to fertilize organic farming as the lettuce by reducing the use of fertilizers in chemical synthesis and production costs.

  1. Atividade biológica de Davilla kunthii A. St. –Hil. (Dilleniaceae

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Davilla kunthii A. St. –Hil. (Dilleniaceae tem ampla distribuição vegetal. Sua família agrega uma quantidade significativa de novas substâncias, bem como importantes atividades biológicas. O uso mais comum é na medicina alternativa para combater algumas doenças, mas estudos comprovam diferentes atividades biológicas de interesse farmacológico. A literatura sobre a bioatividade de D. kunthii é incipiente. Por esta razão, os objetivos deste trabalho se concentraram em verificar os efeitos biológicos do extrato das folhas de D. kunthii, através de bioensaios frente a microrganismos patógenos Escherichia coli, Salmonella tiphymurium (bactérias gram-negativa, Staphylococcus aureus e Streptococcus sanguinis (bactérias gram-positiva, ao fungo tipo levedura Candida albicans e aos fungos filamentosos Aspergillus flavus e Fusarium proliferatum. A pesquisa verificou ainda a atividade redutora da enzima de acetilcolinesterase, e, também, foi observada a atividade antioxidante via DPPH (2,2-difenil-1-picril-hidrazila e de toxicidade frente ao microcrustáceo A. salina. Os resultados apontaram significativas atividades antioxidante, antimicrobiano, atingindo até 90% de inibição sobre a levedura C. albicans em todas as concentrações.

  2. Moléculas orgánicas obtenidas en simulaciones experimentales del medio interestelar.

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    Muñoz-Caro, Guillermo Manuel

    Las nubes moleculares son regiones de formación de estrellas, con temperaturas cinéticas entre 10-50 K y densidades de 103-106 átomos cm-3. Su materia está formada por gas y polvo interestelar. Estas partículas de polvo están cubiertas por una fina capa de hielo, de unos 0.01 μm, que contiene H2O y a menudo CO, CO2, CH3OH y NH3. El hielo es presumiblemente irradiado por fotones ultravioleta y rayos cósmicos en las zonas poco profundas de las nubes moleculares y las regiones circunestelares. En un sistema de vacío, P ˜ 10-7 mbar, simulamos la deposición de hielo a partir de 10 K y la irradiación ultravioleta por medio de una lámpara de descarga de hidrógeno activada con microondas. La evolución del hielo se observa por medio de un espectrómetro infrarrojo. De este modo es posible determinar la composición del hielo observado en el medio interestelar y predecir la presencia de moléculas aún no detectadas en el espacio, que han sido producto del procesamiento del hielo en nuestros experimentos. También es posible calentar el sistema hasta temperatura ambiente para sublimar el hielo depositado. Cuando el hielo ha sido previamente irradiado, se observa un residuo compuesto por moléculas orgánicas complejas, algunas prebióticas, como varios ácidos carboxílicos, aminas, amidas, ésteres y en menor proporción moléculas heterocíclicas y aminoácidos. Algunas de estas moléculas podrían detectarse en estado gaseoso por medio de observaciones milimétricas y de radio. También podrían estar presentes en el polvo cometario, cuyo análisis químico está planeado por las misiones Stardust y Rosetta. Mientras tanto, nuestro grupo está llevando a cabo el análisis de partículas de polvo interplanetario (IDPs), algunas de las cuales pueden ser de origen cometario. Al igual que ocurre con los productos obtenidos por irradiación del hielo en nuestros experimentos, algunas IDPs son ricas en material orgánico que contiene oxígeno.

  3. PERBEDAAN FISIK DAN KIMIA KOMPOS DAUN YANG MENGGUNAKAN BIOAKTIVATOR MOL DAN EM 4

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    Priyantini Widiyaningrum

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini untuk mengetahui kemampuan mikroorganisme lokal (MOL sebagai aktivator dalam proses pengomposan sampah daun, serta membandingkan penampilan fisik, penyusutan bahan, kadar air dan C/N rasio kompos yang dihasilkan dengan kompos yang menggunakan EM sebagai bioaktivator. Bahan baku kompos terdiri dari daun kering cacah dan kotoran kambing. Kompos dipanen setelah proses pengomposan berlangsung selama 6 minggu. Setiap perlakuan dibuat tiga ulangan. Data kualitatif yang diamati meliputi tekstur, warna dan bau, sedangkan data kuantitatif yang diukur meliputi persentase penyusutan bahan, persentase kompos yang terbentuk, kadar air, dan C/N rasio. Analisis data kualitatif dilakukan secara deskriptif, sedangkan data kuantitatif menggunakan uji t. Hasil pengamatan menunjukkan bahwa kompos kedua perlakuan memiliki penampilan fisik tidak berbeda. Berdasarkan uji t, ratarata penyusutan bahan, kadar air dan C/N rasio kompos matang tidak berbeda nyata, akan tetapi persentase kompos yang terbentuk menunjukkan perbedaan nyata. Dari penelitian ini disimpulkan bahwa kompos daun kedua perlakuan memperlihatkan penampilan fisik, penyusutan, kadar air dan C/N rasio yang tidak berbeda, sedangkan persentase kompos yang terbentuk pada kompos + EM lebih tinggi dibanding kompos + MOL. Secara umum kedua kompos masuk kategori layak digunakan berdasarkan standar SNI No. 19-7030-2004. 4 4

  4. MyMolDB: a micromolecular database solution with open source and free components.

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    Xia, Bing; Tai, Zheng-Fu; Gu, Yu-Cheng; Li, Bang-Jing; Ding, Li-Sheng; Zhou, Yan

    2011-10-01

    To manage chemical structures in small laboratories is one of the important daily tasks. Few solutions are available on the internet, and most of them are closed source applications. The open-source applications typically have limited capability and basic cheminformatics functionalities. In this article, we describe an open-source solution to manage chemicals in research groups based on open source and free components. It has a user-friendly interface with the functions of chemical handling and intensive searching. MyMolDB is a micromolecular database solution that supports exact, substructure, similarity, and combined searching. This solution is mainly implemented using scripting language Python with a web-based interface for compound management and searching. Almost all the searches are in essence done with pure SQL on the database by using the high performance of the database engine. Thus, impressive searching speed has been archived in large data sets for no external Central Processing Unit (CPU) consuming languages were involved in the key procedure of the searching. MyMolDB is an open-source software and can be modified and/or redistributed under GNU General Public License version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation (Free Software Foundation Inc. The GNU General Public License, Version 3, 2007. Available at: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html). The software itself can be found at http://code.google.com/p/mymoldb/. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Las moléculas de adhesión y la respuesta inmune

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    C. I. Vergara

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Las moléculas de adhesión (MA participan en el reconocimiento antigénico y en la migración celular. Determinan el contacto entre varios grupos celulares y la relación entre algunas células y la matriz extracelular, actuando además como señales que contribuyen directamente a la activación celular. Con base en su estructura y características funcionales se pueden agrupar como: superfamilia de las inmunoglobulinas, las integrinas (que a su vez se subdividen en tres grupos: antígenos muy tardíos, integrinas leucocitarias y citoadhesinas y las selectinas (E-selectinas, P-selectinas y L-selectinas. Su mecanismo de acción se ha estudiado en detalle en los procesos de migración leucocitaria que comprende: marginación por medio de selectinas, adhesión al endotelio y quimiotaxis a través de integrinas y, en menor grado, por miembros de la superfamilia de la inmunoglobulinas. La manipulación de los procesos en los cuales intervienen estas moléculas, permitiría que en un futuro sean utilizados como terapia antiinflamatoria en medicina y biología

  6. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol. saponin extract in mice

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    Sumana Sarkhel

    Full Text Available Objective: Quillaja saponaria bark contains a high percentage of triterpene saponins and has been used for centuries as antiinflammatory and analgesic agent in Chilean folk medicine.In the Present study the anti-inflammatory activities of the aqueous extract of commercially partially purified saponin from Quillaja saponaria Mol. in in vivo animal models. Methods & materials:: Aqueous extract of the plant material was prepared by cold maceration. The anti-inflammatory activity of a commercial Quillaja saponaria Mol. (QS saponin extract was investigated by carragenan induced mice paw edema model for acute inflammation (Winter, 1962 [16]. Results: The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated by carragenan in paw edema model in swiss albino mice (18–20 g. The anti-inflammatory activity was found to be dose dependent in carragenan induced paw edema. QS was found to significantly (p < 0.05 reduce the carragenan induced mice paw edema (38.59%; 20 mg/kg bw as compared to carragenan control. The percentage inhibition of standard anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin was (55%; 10 mg/kg, bw. Conclusion: The results of the present study demonstrate that the aqueous extract of Quillaja saponaria saponins (QS possess significant anti-inflammatory activity. Keywords: Anti-inflammatory activity, Aqueous extract, Paw edema

  7. Estudio de distribución de tiempos de residencia en un reactor biológico de lecho empacado cerámico

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    Tatiana Rodríguez Chaparro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La distribución de tiempos de residencia de un reactor es una característica del mezclado que ocurre dentro de él [ ] 1 [ ] 2 ; su determinación es básica para el diseño de cualquier tipo de reactor en escala real. El objetivo de esta investigación consistió en determinar la distribución de tiempos de residencia en un reactor biológico de lecho empacado cerámico (anillos a partir de pruebas con trazadores. Los resultados obtenidos utilizando las técnicas de inyección por paso y pulso fueron 34.577 seg., y 17.745 seg., respectivamente, y la dispersión calculada infinita. Lo anterior permite concluir que en reactores de lecho empacado cerámico (anillos las moléculas del trazador se distribuyen uniformemente en todo el sistema. Los ensayos se realizaron en un modelo a escala laboratorio.

  8. In vitro digestibility of oil palm frond treated by local microorganism (MOL)

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    Tafsin, M.; Khairani, Y.; Hanafi, N. D.; Yunilas

    2018-02-01

    Oil palm frond is by product from oil palm plantation and were found in large quantity in Indonesia. This research aims to examine the ability of local microorganisms and buffalo rumen isolates in improving the digestibility of dry matter and organic matter in vitro of oil palm frond. The research used experimental method with four treatments and three replications. The treatments were given: Oil palms without treatment (P0); Starbio (P2); Aspergillus niger + Saccharomyces cerevisiae (P3); Aspergillus niger + Saccharomyces cerevisiae + Isolate of buffalo rumen bacteria (P4). The results showed that the fermented Oil Palm Frond had higher (PAspergillus niger and Saccharomyces cerevisiae plus buffalo rumen bacterial isolates had higher (P<0.05) DMD and OMD than other treatments. It can be concluded that the utilisation of MOL can improve the digestibility of oil palm frond in vitro.

  9. Summary of the Mol electrolysis cell test program in the CRL tritium laboratory

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    Miller, J.M.; Keyes, R.J.

    1996-01-01

    The development of electrolysis technology for highly tritiated water at the Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucleaire (SCK/CEN), Mol, Belgium, focused on A Low Inventory Capillary Electrolyser (ALICE). The key characteristic of ALICE is its low liquid inventory, a key feature for the radio-toxicity of tritiated water. A program to test this electrolytic cell design with highly tritiated water in the Chalk River Tritium Laboratory was initiated in 1988 and extended through to early 1995. The activities conducted at CRL and associated with the experimental program-design, installation, licensing and commissioning activities- are described in this report along with the results of the test program conducted on the experimental system with non-tritiated heavy water. The installation in the CRL Tritium Laboratory consisted of three main sections: the electrolysis section, the tritium storage and supply section, and the recombination section. 16 figs., 2 tabs., 10 refs

  10. RichMol: A general variational approach for rovibrational molecular dynamics in external electric fields

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    Owens, Alec; Yachmenev, Andrey

    2018-03-01

    In this paper, a general variational approach for computing the rovibrational dynamics of polyatomic molecules in the presence of external electric fields is presented. Highly accurate, full-dimensional variational calculations provide a basis of field-free rovibrational states for evaluating the rovibrational matrix elements of high-rank Cartesian tensor operators and for solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. The effect of the external electric field is treated as a multipole moment expansion truncated at the second hyperpolarizability interaction term. Our fully numerical and computationally efficient method has been implemented in a new program, RichMol, which can simulate the effects of multiple external fields of arbitrary strength, polarization, pulse shape, and duration. Illustrative calculations of two-color orientation and rotational excitation with an optical centrifuge of NH3 are discussed.

  11. Interactions entre muqueuse orale, salive et molécules de la flaveur

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    Ployon, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Le rôle de la salive dans la perception sensorielle est de plus en plus reconnu, notamment par le biais des interactions physico-chimiques pouvant s’établir entre protéines salivaires et constituants alimentaires. Ce travail s’intéresse à la pellicule salivaire, la couche de protéines salivaires ancrées aux cellules épithéliales, et vise à caractériser les interactions pouvant s’établir d’une part entre ces protéines et épithélium oral, et d‘autre part entre ces protéines et les molécules de ...

  12. Geological slow evolution scenari, applied on clay site of Mol (Belgium)

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    Vandenberghe, Noel

    1981-01-01

    In the frame of safety assessment studies concerning radioactive waste disposal in a clay layer, the analysis of tertiary and quaternary geological history of the area involved at Mol, Belgium, showed that amongst slow natural phenomena, major climatic changes (e.g. glaciations) and epeirogenetic movements are the most important. These two phenomena result in glacio-eustatic movements, fluviatile, marine and glacial erosion etc. On the basis of their intensities and frequencies, observed in the past, several possible scenarios of future geological evolution have been considered for the coming 200.000 years. This approach contributed to evaluate the failure possibilities of the geological barrier, due to the direct action of these processes. It also demonstrates the geological frame to be taken into account in a consequence analysis

  13. GenMol trademark supramolecular descriptors predicting reliable sensitivity of energetic compounds

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    Benazet, Stephane; Jacob, Guy [SNPE Materiaux Energetiques, Vert Le Petit (France); Pepe, Gerard [CINaM UPR-CNRS 3118, Campus de Luminy Case, Marseille (France)

    2009-04-15

    Structure/activity relationship methodology has been applied to the problem of the prediction of the energetic molecule's sensitivity. This parameter knowledge is of great importance to increase the safety of operations in the field of synthesis and manipulation of such compounds. It has been shown that descriptors of the solid state interactions and surface topology issued from GenMol {sup trademark} software calculations greatly enhanced the correlation between measured and predicted sensitivity. As the structural parameters used to establish the descriptors are experimental ones, their physical significance is particularly preserved which allows to give a good prediction for impact or friction sensitivity by the so defined descriptors. (Abstract Copyright [2009], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  14. Elaboration and evaluation of maqui juice (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz by steam drag

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    Ximena Araneda

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was develop and evaluate maqui juice (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz, to be potentially considered as a functional beverage of natural origin, without chemical additives and minimally processed, using the technique of steam drag of type artisanal. Fruit harvested manually was used in the Region of The Araucanía (Chile. Two juice concentrates with sugar and without sugar were produced. Analyzes such as were conducted: content of soluble solids, pH, acidity, moisture content, dry matter (DM, total ash, total sugars (AT, crude protein (PC, total polyphenols (PFT and total carbohydrates (CHT, the polyphenol content highlighting for unsweetened juice with 993.2 mg 100 mL-1 EAG and juice with sugar 829.208 mg 100 mL-1 EAG. Therefore, the technique allows to extract juice with minimal processing machin, presenting this high concentration of polyphenols.

  15. Effect of electron irradiation on poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 56/44 mol% copolymers

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    Guo, S S; Zhao, X-Z; Lu, S G; Lau, S T; Chan, H L W

    2004-01-01

    High-energy electron-irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 56/44 mol% copolymers are studied in a broad dose ranging from 0 to 110 Mrad. The experimental results are obtained by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), x-ray diffraction, dielectric constant, dc conductivity and polarization hysteresis loop based on structural changes and dielectric relaxation behaviour. All the x-ray and DSC results show that both the crystalline and polar ordering decreased after irradiation, indicating a partial recovery from trans-gauche bonds to local trans bonds (polar ordering). The dielectric relaxation peaks, obeying the Vogel-Fulcher Law, indicate that the copolymers have transformed from a normal ferroelectric to a relaxor ferroelectric. It is also found that dc conductivity can be modulated with electron irradiation, as well as the hysteresis loop characteristics

  16. Ouroboros - Playing A Biochemical

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    D. T. Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Ouroboros: Playing A Biochemical RODRIGUES,D.T.1,2;GAYER, M.C.1,2; ESCOTO, D.F.1; DENARDIN, E.L.G.2, ROEHRS, R.1,2 1Interdisciplinary Research Group on Teaching Practice, Graduate Program in Biochemistry, Unipampa, RS, Brazil 2Laboratory of Physicochemical Studies and Natural Products, Post Graduate Program in Biochemistry, Unipampa, RS, Brazil Introduction: Currently, teachers seek different alternatives to enhance the teaching-learning process. Innovative teaching methodologies are increasingly common tools in educational routine. The use of games, electronic or conventional, is an effective tool to assist in learning and also to raise the social interaction between students. Objective: In this sense our work aims to evaluate the card game and "Ouroboros" board as a teaching and learning tool in biochemistry for a graduating class in Natural Sciences. Materials and methods: The class gathered 22 students of BSc in Natural Sciences. Each letter contained a question across the board that was drawn to a group to answer within the allotted time. The questions related concepts of metabolism, organic and inorganic chemical reactions, bioenergetics, etc.. Before the game application, students underwent a pre-test with four issues involving the content that was being developed. Soon after, the game was applied. Then again questions were asked. Data analysis was performed from the ratio of the number of correct pre-test and post-test answers. Results and discussion: In the pre-test 18.1% of the students knew all issues, 18.1% got 3 correct answers, 40.9% answered only 2 questions correctly and 22.7% did not hit any. In post-test 45.4% answered all the questions right, 31.8% got 3 questions and 22.7% got 2 correct answers. The results show a significant improvement of the students about the field of content taught through the game. Conclusion: Generally, traditional approaches of chemistry and biochemistry are abstract and complex. Thus, through games

  17. The high temperature mechanical characteristics of superplastic 3 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia

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    Owen, D.M.; Chokshi, A.H.

    1998-01-01

    A detailed study was undertaken to characterize the deformation behavior of a superplastic 3 mol% yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (3YTZ) over a wide range of strain rates, temperatures and grain sizes. The experimental data were analyzed in terms of the following equation for high temperature deformation: SR ∝ FS n d -p exp(-Q/RT), where SR is the strain rate, FS is the flow stress, d is the grain size, Q is the activation energy, R is the gas constant, T is the absolute temperature, and n and p are constants termed the stress exponent and the inverse grain size exponent, respectively. The experimental data over a wide range of stresses revealed a transition in stress exponent. Deformation in the low and high stress regions was associated with n about 3 and p about 1, and n about 2 and p about 3, respectively. The transition stress between the two regions decreased with increasing grain size. The activation energy was similar for both regions with a value of about 550 kJ/mol. Microstructural measurements revealed that grains remained essentially equiaxed after the accumulation of large strains, and very limited concurrent grain growths occurred in most experiments. Assessment of possible rate controlling creep mechanisms and comparison with previous studied indicate that in the n=2 region, deformation occurs by a grain boundary sliding process whose rate is independent of impurity content. Deformation in the n=3 region is controlled by an interface reaction that is highly sensitive to impurity content. It is concluded that an increase in impurity content increases yttrium segregation to grain boundaries, which enhances the rate of the interface reaction, thereby decreasing the apparent transition stress between the n=2 and n=3 regions. This unified approach incorporating two sequential mechanisms can rationalize many of the apparently dissimilar results that have been reported previously for deformation of 3YTZ

  18. ExoMol molecular line lists - XXVI: spectra of SH and NS

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Bond, Wesley; Gorman, Maire N.; Lodi, Lorenzo; McKemmish, Laura K.; Nunn, William; Shah, Rohan; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2018-07-01

    Line lists for the sulphur-containing molecules SH (the mercapto radical) and NS are computed as part of the ExoMol project. These line lists consider transitions within the X2Π ground state for 32SH, 33SH, 34SH,36SH and, 32SD, and 14N32S, 14N33S, 14N34S, 14N36S, and 15N32S. Ab initio potential energy (PEC) and spin-orbit coupling (SOC) curves are computed and then improved by fitting to experimentally observed transitions. Fully ab initio dipole moment curves (DMCs) computed at high level of theory are used to produce the final line lists. For SH, our fit gives a root-mean-square (rms) error of 0.03 cm-1 between the observed (vmax = 4, Jmax = 34.5) and calculated transitions wavenumbers; this is extrapolated such that all X2Π rotational-vibrational-electronic (rovibronic) bound states are considered. For 32SH the resulting line list contains about 81 000 transitions and 2300 rovibronic states, considering levels up to vmax = 14 and Jmax = 60.5. For NS the refinement used a combination of experimentally determined frequencies and energy levels and led to an rms-fitting error of 0.002 cm-1. Each NS-calculated line list includes around 2.8 million transitions and 31 000 rovibronic states with a vibrational range up to v = 53 and rotational range up to J = 235.5, which covers up to 23 000 cm-1. Both line lists should be complete for temperatures up to 5000 K. Example spectra simulated using this line list are shown and comparisons made to the existing data in the CDMS data base. The line lists are available from the CDS (http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr) and ExoMol (www.exomol.com) data bases.

  19. ExoMol molecular line lists - XXVI: spectra of SH and NS

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Bond, Wesley; Gorman, Maire N.; Lodi, Lorenzo; McKemmish, Laura K.; Nunn, William; Shah, Rohan; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2018-04-01

    Line lists for the sulphur-containing molecules SH (the mercapto radical) and NS are computed as part of the ExoMol project. These line lists consider transitions within the X 2Π ground state for 32SH, 33SH, 34SH and 32SD, and 14N32S, 14N33S, 14N34S, 14N36S and 15N32S. Ab initio potential energy (PEC) and spin-orbit coupling (SOC) curves are computed and then improved by fitting to experimentally observed transitions. Fully ab initio dipole moment curves (DMCs) computed at high level of theory are used to produce the final line lists. For SH, our fit gives a root-mean-square (rms) error of 0.03 cm-1 between the observed (vmax = 4, Jmax = 34.5) and calculated transitions wavenumbers; this is extrapolated such that all X 2Π rotational-vibrational-electronic (rovibronic) bound states are considered. For 32SH the resulting line list contains about 81 000 transitions and 2 300 rovibronic states, considering levels up to vmax = 14 and Jmax = 60.5. For NS the refinement used a combination of experimentally determined frequencies and energy levels and led to an rms fitting error of 0.002 cm-1. Each NS calculated line list includes around 2.8 million transitions and 31 000 rovibronic states with a vibrational range up to v = 53 and rotational range to J = 235.5, which covers up to 23 000 cm-1. Both line lists should be complete for temperatures up to 5000 K. Example spectra simulated using this line list are shown and comparisons made to the existing data in the CDMS database. The line lists are available from the CDS (http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr) and ExoMol (www.exomol.com) data bases.

  20. Enzyme and biochemical producing fungi

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    Lübeck, Peter Stephensen; Lübeck, Mette; Nilsson, Lena

    2010-01-01

    factories for sustainable production of important molecules. For developing fungi into efficient cell factories, the project includes identification of important factors that control the flux through the pathways using metabolic flux analysis and metabolic engineering of biochemical pathways....

  1. Riesgo biológico y prácticas de bioseguridad en docencia

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    Alejandra M. Diaz-Tamayo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Los riesgos ocupacionales a los cuales están expuestos los docentes del área de salud, aumentan con el desempeño de sus actividades asistenciales y prácticas formativas con estudiantes, por esto durante su formación profesional se exigen conocimientos, juicio crítico, desarrollo de habilidades y destrezas en el cumplimiento de sus funciones. Objetivo: evaluar el conocimiento en riesgo biológico y el cumplimiento de las prácticas de bioseguridad en el personal docente, responsable de la formación clínica de los estudiantes de los programas académicos de la Facultad de Salud de una Institución de Educación Superior. Metodología: estudio descriptivo, de corte transversal, con una muestra de 78 docentes, entrevistados personalmente y en sus áreas de trabajo. Se evaluaron variables de conocimiento respecto al concepto que tienen los docentes sobre riesgo biológico y bioseguridad y la variable de prácticas respecto al cumplimiento de normas de bioseguridad. Resultados: la tercera parte de los docentes evaluados conocen sobre riesgo biológico y bioseguridad y en un porcentaje menor se evidenció la aplicación de prácticas de bioseguridad. No se observaron relaciones estadísticamente significativas entre conocimiento en riesgo biológico y bioseguridad y tipo de vinculación y antigüedad docente. Discusión: los docentes reconocen la exposición al riesgo biológico, pero preocupa la baja utilización de medidas de bioseguridad y de procedimientos recomendados para prevenir accidentes. Conclusiones: se espera que los docentes del área de la salud tengan un alto conocimiento sobre riesgo biológico y aplicación de normas de bioseguridad, pero esta investigación demostró las deficiencias en este tema por la población estudiada. Abstract Professors working in the field of health are exposed to occupational risks that increase as they perform their care and teaching activities with students. Thus their professional

  2. Biolingüística y capacidad humana Biolinguistics and Human Capacity

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    Chomsky Noam Abraham

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta de manera sucinta el enfoque llamado 'biolingüístico' que empezó a desarrollarse en los primeros años de la posguerra, teniendo en cuenta los avances de la biología y las matemáticas. Se pasa revista a algunos postulados de la neurociencia (i.e. ciencia cognitiva en lo concerniente a la 'facultad del lenguaje', así como a los dos últimos modelos de la GG: el modelo de 'Principios y Parámetros' (P&P y el modelo 'Minimalista'. Estos últimos buscan responder las cuestiones fundamentales de la biología del lenguaje, su naturaleza, uso y evolución. Desde este punto de vista, se trata de caracterizar el equipamiento biológico gracias al cual los seres humanos adquieren una gramática. Así las cosas, se considera el equipamiento biológico como una función que asocia experiencia y gramática.This paper depicts a brief account of the so-called ´biolinguistic´ approach which dates back to the first postwar years, by taking into account progress in biology and mathematics. Some postulates of neuroscience (i.e. cognitive science regarding the ´faculty of language´ as well as the last two models of GG: the ´Principles and Parameters´ (P&P and the ´Minimalist´ models are reviewed. The latter aim to provide answers to key questions on the biology of language, its nature, its use, and its evolution. From this standpoint it has been attempted to characterize the biological endowment which allows human beings to acquire a grammar. Thus the biological endowment is seen as a function relating experience to grammar.

  3. Aspectos biológicos de Microcharops anticarsiae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) parasitando Anticarsia gemmatalis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)

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    Aguirre-Gil, Oniel Jeremías [UNESP

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    Microcharops anticarsiae é um eficiente parasitoide da lagarta-dasoja Anticarsia gemmatalis que, também, parasita lagartas de outras espécies como Chrysodeixis includens e Spodoptera eridania. O objetivo do trabalho foi (1) determinar o ínstar larval de A. gemmatalis preferencialmente parasitado por M. anticarsiae a partir de lagartas coletadas em campo, (2) determinar o efeito de criações sucessivas de M. anticarsiae nos parâmetros biológicos do parasitoide e (3) determinar o efeito da soja ...

  4. Heterocronía, generadora de cambios biológicos

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    Picasso, Mariana

    2007-01-01

    El reloj biológico se ha acelerado o retrasado reiteradas veces a lo largo de la historia de los seres vivos. De este modo, se han modificado tanto los tiempos del desarrollo general del cuerpo, como de una estructura en particular, e incluso el tiempo en el que se produce la maduración sexual del organismo. Estos cambios temporales se denominan eventos de heterocronía (del griego, heteros: distinto, chronos: tiempo) y son una piedra angular del proceso evolutivo. Las heterocronías son respon...

  5. Observación de muestras biológicas al microscopio óptico

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    Alvarez Hornos, Francisco Javier; Izquierdo Sanchis, Marta

    2013-01-01

    La observación microscópica de muestras de aguas de los reactores biológicos de una Estación Depuradora de Aguas Residuales proporciona información cualitativa sobre la calidad de la población microbiana y del estado de los flóculos. En este vídeo, se muestra la utilización de un microscopio óptico para la observación de muestras de agua de un reactor de fangos activados. Data: 2013 ;

  6. Substrats biològics de la conducta agressiva: Genètica i Neuroanatomia

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    Martí Carbonell, Sunsi

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    En este trabajo se exponen los resultados obtenidos por un gran número de investigadores que han intentado explicar cómo intervienen los diferentes substratos biológicos en la agresión. Nos hemos centrado aquí en los substratos genético y neuroanatómico, y en un trabajo posteirior expondremos los substratos neuroquímico y hormonal. This paper is a review of the works dailing with the biological substrate of aggression with special referece to genetic and neuroanatomical findings. In a next...

  7. Las ciencias biológicas en el arte argentino contemporáneo

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    Matewecki, Natalia

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se describen las obras más recientes del arte argentino ligado a la ciencia y a la tecnología. Desde las producciones desarrolladas en el marco de la vida artificial que incluyen algoritmos evolutivos, algoritmos genéticos, autómatas celulares y robóticos, hasta los proyectos de bioarte que comprenden el uso de la biotecnología, todas estas obras marcan la pauta de un siglo caracterizado por el despliegue de las ciencias biológicas.

  8. Actividad biológica de los aceites esenciales de Acmella ciliata (Kunth) Cass

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    Rincón Mejía, Carlos Andrés; Castaño Osorio, Jhon Carlos; Ríos Vázquez, Eunice

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: Acmella ciliata (Kunth) Cass. es una arvense nativa del norte de Suramérica conocida por su contenido de alcamidas alifáticas, se usa popularmente como anestésico y analgésico contra los dolores de muelas y de garganta. Objetivos: obtener, analizar y evaluar la actividad biológica de los aceites esenciales de las flores y hojas de Acmella ciliata (Kunth) Cass. Métodos: se obtuvieron los aceites esenciales de Acmella ciliata por hidrodestilación e hidrodestilación asistida por mi...

  9. Materiales de vaciado aglutinados con carbonato cálcico de origen biológico

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    Abelló Ulloa, Sol

    2002-01-01

    La tesis que se presenta tiene por objeto la obtención de copias que reproduzcan fielmente, obras originales compuestas de carbonato cálcico (ya sea piedra, piezas arqueológicas, pintura mural, etc., así como piezas resultantes de la actividad de distintos organismos vivos, como conchas, marfiles, huesos, etc.), mediante el vaciado de materiales aglutinados con carbonado cálcico de origen biológico. En un principio, este proyecto de investigación se basaba únicamente en la obtención de copias...

  10. Maduración biológica y aptitudes cognitivas

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    Asensio Aguilera, Josep M.

    1987-01-01

    El avance experimentado por algunas disciplinas biológicas en los ultimos años ha permitido comprender mejor ciertas características de los procesos de desarrollo del cerebro que revelan un claro interés pedagógico. De los datos proporcionados por la Neurobiología y la Cronobiología se desprende la apreciable influencia que ejerce el ambiente en la composición y estructura del neocórtex, al igual que la existencia de un ritmo de desarrollo cerebral variable, segun los sujetos, dentro de las p...

  11. Effects of Moringa oleifera leaves as a substitute for alfalfa meal on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, carcass trait, meat quality, antioxidant capacity and biochemical parameters of rabbits.

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    Sun, B; Zhang, Y; Ding, M; Xi, Q; Liu, G; Li, Y; Liu, D; Chen, X

    2018-02-01

    This contribution reports the effects of Moringa oleifera leaves (MOLs) meal on the growth performances, nutrient digestibility, carcass trait, meat quality, antioxidant capacity and biochemical parameters of growing New Zealand white rabbits. The MOL was substituted for alfalfa meal at levels of 0, 10%, 20% and 30% to obtain respective diets MOL0, MOL10, MOL20 and MOL30. Each treatment was replicated five times with 10 rabbits per replicate. Results showed the average daily weight gain (ADWG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) of rabbits fed MOL20 diet were significantly better (p oleifera leaves (MOL0, MOL10). The meat drip loss of rabbits fed with diet MOL10 was significantly lower (p oleifera leaves. No significant differences were found in the digestibility of crude fibre (CF), crude fat (EE), ash, crude protein (CP) and nitrogen-free extract (NFE) among the dietary groups. Moringa oleifera leaves also have a significant impact on serum albumin (ALB), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC), triiodothyroxine (T 3 ) and tetraiodothyroxine (T 4 ) values and the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in serum and liver. The results indicated that M. oleifera leaves could be developed as a good feed source, and it not only could substitute for alfalfa meal well but also has a significant effect on growth performance, meat quality, antioxidant and biochemical parameters of rabbits. © 2017 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  12. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  13. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Silva Luiz Jacintho da

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  14. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  15. The large scale in-situ PRACLAY heater and seal tests in URL HADES, Mol, Belgium

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    Xiangling Li; Guangjing Chen; Verstricht, Jan; Van Marcke, Philippe; Troullinos, Ioannis [ESV EURIDICE, Mol (Belgium)

    2013-07-01

    In Belgium, the URL HADES was constructed in the Boom Clay formation at the Mol site to investigate the feasibility of geological disposal in a clay formation. Since 1995, the URL R and D programme has focused on large scale demonstration tests like the PRACLAY Heater and Seal tests. The main objective of the Heater Test is to demonstrate that the thermal load generated by the heat-emitting waste will not jeopardise the safety functions of the host rock. The primary objective of the Seal Test is to provide suitable hydraulic boundary conditions for the Heater Test. The Seal Test also provides an opportunity to investigate the in-situ behaviour of a bentonite-based EBS. The PRACLAY gallery was constructed in 2007 and the hydraulic seal was installed in 2010. The bentonite is hydrated both naturally and artificially. The swelling, total pressure and pore pressure of the bentonite are continuously measured and analysed by numerical simulations to get a better understanding of this hydration processes. The timing of switching on the heater depends on the progress of the bentonite hydration, as a sufficient seal swelling is needed to fulfill its role. A set of conditions to be met for the heater switch-on and its schedule will be given. (authors)

  16. Environmental monitoring in the vicinity of the Mol-Dessel site (Belgium): a historic overview

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    Hardeman, F.; Loos, M.; Rojas-Palma, C.

    2004-01-01

    The nuclear site of Mol-Dessel (Belgium) dates from the fifties, and a large diversity of activities have taken place from then on till today. The site comprises a nuclear research centre SCK CEN, operating research reactors (one of them in dismantling), hot laboratories, laboratories for plutonium research, experimental fields etc. But there are also industrial facilities related to waste handling and treatment (Belgoprocess) or nuclear fuel fabrication (FBFC Int'l and Belgonucleaire). In the past, there has also been a reprocessing plant operated by the OECD, shut down in 1974, and laboratories for isotope production, that moved to the novel site of IRE at Fleurus between 1970 and 1974. Recently, a survey has been performed of the environmental monitoring results from the beginning on till end of 2000 in the framework of the selection of a candidate site for a repository for low level waste. The paper intends to present some of the monitoring results and lessons learnt from it. These lessons relate to several aspects. At first: the responsibilities for monitoring and data management (in a site with various operators). Also historical changes have had an impact on the monitoring programme. Furthermore, technological evolutions introduce some difficulties in establishing a coherent data set. Furthermore, the influence of non-site related events, such as fall-out from nuclear weapons testing or the Chernobyl accident, but also the presence of a coal fired station, is apparent. (authors)

  17. The bent crystal diffraction spectrometer at the BR2 reactor in Mol

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    Kaerts, E.; Jacobs, L.; Vandenput, G.; Van Assche, P. H. M.

    1988-05-01

    The DuMond-type bent crystal diffraction spectrometer installed at the BR2 reactor in Mol is presented. The spectrometer is mainly designed to study nuclear γ-transitions following thermal neutron capture. It covers the energy interval 25 ≦ Eγ ≦ 1500 keV. Instead of the traditionally used quartz crystals, a highly perfect silicium crystal is chosen as analysing crystal. Diffraction occurs from the (220) plane. The "quasi-mosaic" width, introduced by bending the crystal, is as small as 0.2″. The integrated reflecting power R of the bent crystal stays constant up to 1.5 MeV in first, 680 keV in second and 300 keV in third diffraction order. For higher photon energies, only an E-1 energy dependence is observed in second and third diffraction order. Consequently, besides improving the energy resolution, the use of these silicium crystals substantially increases the spectrometer efficiency and extends the high energy limit of bent crystal diffraction spectrometers. The diffraction angles are measured with a symmetrical interferometer system which covers an angular range of -6° to +6° with a precision of about 0.01″. Minimum diffraction line widths of 0.9″ have been measured, corresponding to an energy resolution ΔE = 1.35 × 10 -6E2n-1 keV -1. The dominant contribution to the observed line widths arises from the finite extent of the source.

  18. Micropropagation of Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz from young and mature plants.

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    Caro, L A; Polci, P A; Lindström, L I; Echenique, C V; Hernández, L F

    2002-04-01

    Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (Algarrobo de Chile) is an important native tree species that can be grown in arid and semiarid regions for wood and forage production and environmental protection. Developing a simple and reliable in vitro protocol for cloning it would enable to improve it genetically. Explants of P. chilensis were taken from 4 months-old plants grown in the greenhouse or from adult trees grown in a natural environment. Nodal segments 1-2 cm long containing an axillary bud were selected from elongating shoots. These cuttings were aseptically cultured on two agar-solid basal media, MS or BTMm, and treated with 0.05 mg L-1 BA and 3 mg L-1 of either IAA, IBA or NAA. Sucrose (3% w/v) was used as carbon source. The percentage of sprouted cuttings and whole plant regeneration as well as its shoot and root length were recorded. Number, length and dry weight of shoots and roots were also measured. Rooting was successful with cuttings taken from young or adult plants, but explants from young plants showed a better response. Culturing in BTMm resulted in significantly greater shoot and root biomass than culturing in MS. Moreover, this response was higher in young explants when IBA was used as growth regulator. This paper reports a simple and effective method to micropropagate P. chilensis from young and adult plants.

  19. [Use of mesquite cotyledon (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Shuntz) in the manufacturing of cereal bars].

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    Estévez, A M; Escobar, B; Ugarte, V

    2000-06-01

    Cereal bars with peanut and walnut has shown to be snack foods of good organoleptic characteristics and high caloric value, due to their content of protein, lipids and carbohydrates. Cotyledons of mezquite seeds have a high protein content which biological quality improves with thermal processing like toasting, microwave or moist heat under pressure. The purposes of this research were to study the use of mezquite cotyledon (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Stuntz) in cereal bars with two different levels of peanut or walnut; and to determine the effect of two thermal treatment applied on the cotyledon upon the bar characteristics. Twelve different kind of bars were developed through the combination of two levels of peanut or walnut (15% and 18%); the use of mezquite cotyledon (0% and 6%); and the application of two thermal processing to the cotyledon (microwave and toasting). Cereal bars were analysed for chemical, physical and sensory characteristics: moisture, water activity, proximate chemical composition, sensory quality and acceptability. Moisture content of bars with peanut ranged between 10.4% and 10.9%; and for those with walnut, between 10.5% and 12.3%. Protein content was higher in the bars with mezquite cotiledon, being higher those with peanut. Thermal processing did not have any effect on the chemical composition. Bars with mezquite cotyledon treated by microwave showed a higher acceptability.

  20. In vitro propagation of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol. O. Kuntz from axillary buds of selected trees

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    Full Text Available Guarango or tara [Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol. O. Kuntz] is a tree native to the Andes, with great economic importance and for reforestation programs. The aim of this work was to in vitro propagate this specie from axillary buds of selected trees. During in vitro establishment, the effect of sodium hypochlorite (3.0% with different times of disinfection (5.0, 10, 15 min, as well as the effect of 6-BAP on the in vitro response of buds were studied. For multiplication, different combination of 6-BAP with 0.1 mg l-1 ANA were tested. A free-growth regulator culture medium was used for rooting. The best results for in vitro establishment were achieved with a disinfection treatment with sodium hypochlorite 3.0% for 10 minutes and cultivation in a culture medium with 0.25 mg l-1 6-BAP, which 90% of buds in vitro established, with a length of 6.71 cm. The highest multiplication rate of shoot (2.88 per explant was obtained with 1.0 mg l-1 6-BAP and 0.1 mg l-1 ANA, after 60 days of culture. The 55% of these shoots developed roots in a half-strength basal salts MS culture medium free of regulators of growth.   Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, forest plant, guarango, tissue culture

  1. ExoMol molecular line lists - XXVII: spectra of C2H4

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    Mant, Barry P.; Yachmenev, Andrey; Yurchenko, Jonathan Tennyson Sergei N.

    2018-05-01

    A new line list for ethylene, 12C21H4 is presented. The line list is based on high level ab initiopotential energy and dipole moment surfaces. The potential energy surface is refined by fitting to experimental energies. The line list covers the range up to 7000 cm-1(1.43 μm) with all ro-vibrational transitions (50 billion) with the lower state below 5000 cm-1included and thus should be applicable for temperatures up to 700 K. A technique for computing molecular opacities from vibrational band intensities is proposed and used to provide temperature dependent cross sections of ethylene for shorter wavelength and higher temperatures. When combined with realistic band profiles (such as the proposed three-band model), the vibrational intensity technique offers a cheap but reasonably accurate alternative to the full ro-vibrational calculations at high temperatures and should be reliable for representing molecular opacities. The C2H4 line list, which is called MaYTY, is rmade available in electronic form from the CDS (http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr) and ExoMol (www.exomol.com) databases.

  2. CDCC del profesorado de Química sobre los conceptos cantidad de sustancia y mol

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    Aldemar García

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Esta comunicación presenta los resultados finales de una investigación desarrollado durante los años 2007 y 2008 en la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional en Bogotá, para determinar las concepciones del profesorado de educación media de química, del Colegio el Jazmín, y las características del conocimiento didáctico del contenido curricular (CDCC que tienen al diseñar currículos para enseñar los conceptos de cantidad de sustancia y mol. Se describe si sus concepciones están enmarcadas por el modelo teórico atomista o equivalentista, y se explica el origen de dichas concepciones. Se desarrolló una Trama Histórica / Epistemológica (THE en relación con estos modelos teóricos y se diseñó una Unidad Didáctica (UD para enseñar dichos conceptos. Este trabajo forma parte del proyecto del Centro de Investigación CIUP, de la UPN: DQU02507.

  3. Phenolic profiles of nectar and honey of Quillaja saponaria Mol. (Quillajaceae as potential chemical markers

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    Gloria Montenegro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Quillaja saponaria Mol. (Quillajaceae is one of the most important melliferous species in Chile, mainly as a source of monofloral honey. Honey made by A. mellifera presents biological activity against pathogens and antioxidant capacity associated with the presence of phenolic compounds deriving from the nectar, as a result of bee honey foraging. The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the phenolic compounds from the floral nectar of Q. saponaria and the honey made in apiaries in the central zone, and compare the composition of the chromatographic profiles of nectar and honey to known phenolic compounds. The results obtained by HPLC-DAD (high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection showed a similar profile of phenolic compounds, in which gallic acid, myricetin, rutin, quercetin and naringenin were identified. The phenolic compounds detected could be used as a reference for future studies for determining potential chemical markers of this honey, complementing the present identification of honeys by determining their botanical origin. The identification of bioindicators of the floral origins for honey of this species could provide added value to honey commercialization by certifying the botanical origin of their chemical features and biological attributes.

  4. Expresión fenotípica de las moléculas CD5 y CD6 en la leucemia linfoide crónica B-CD5+ The B-CD5+ chronic lymphoid leukemia related to the phenotype expression

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    Bertha Beatriz Socarrás Ferrer

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Las moléculas CD5 y CD6 tienen función coestimuladora y muestran homología en su estructura. Se evaluó la expresión de la molécula CD6 mediante el uso del anticuerpo monoclonal anti-CD6 (T1 en el inmunofenotipaje celular de pacientes con leucemia linfoide crónica By se comparó con la expresión de la molécula CD5.Los resultados demuestranuna homología en la expresión fenotípica de ambas moléculas, CD5 y CD6, lo que asociado con que ambos receptores linfocitarios se encuentran físicamente vinculados, permite sugerir que la molécula CD6 constituye un marcador biológico de interés en la evaluación del pronóstico y la posibilidad de nuevas variantes terapéuticas en esta enfermedad.CD5 and CD6 molecules have a co-stimulant function and show homology in structure. We assessed CD6 molecule expression using anti-CD6 (T1 monoclonal antibody in the cellular immunophenotyping from patients presenting B chronic lymphoid leukemia, and it was compared to CD5 molecule expression. Results show a homology in phenotype expression of both molecules (CD5 and CD6, what associated with the fact that both lymphocyte receptors are physically linked, allow to suggest that CD6 molecule is a interesting biological marker in prognosis assessment, and the possibility of new therapeutic variants in this disease.

  5. Biochemical reactions of the organism

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    Fedorova, A.V.

    1984-01-01

    Effects of mercury, strontium chloride, GMDA, trichlorfon as well as some radionuclides ( 89 Sr, 137 Cs, 203 Hg) were studied on rats. Changes in biochemical parameters (histamine content, activity of cholinesterase and histaminase) are noted. Most noticeable changes were observed in enzymatic activity. Distortion of enzymatic systems and accumulation of intermediate exchange and decay products of tissues in excess quantities affecting other systems can be the reason for changes in the organism. The observed changes in biochemical parameters should be necessarily taken into account at hygienic regulations of harmful effects of enviroment

  6. Dietary fibre concentrate from Chilean algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) pods: purification and characterization.

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    Estévez, Ana María; Figuerola, Fernando; Bernuy, Enrique; Sáenz, Carmen

    2014-12-01

    Prosopis species are generally fast-growing, drought-resistant, nitrogen-fixing trees or shrubs. Fruits of Prosopis spp are indehiscent pods, where pericarp is formed by the epicarp, light brown in colour, and fibrous nature; the mesocarp known as pulp, which is rich in sugars; and the endocarp. The aim of this work was to obtain a fibre concentrate from the pods of Prosopis chilensis Mol. (Stuntz) and to determine the chemical, physical, and technological properties of the pod flour (PF) and of a fibre concentrate or pod purified flour (PPF). Acetone, ethanol, and water at different conditions of time and temperature were used in the purification process. PF showed 53.7 g/100 g of total sugar content, 4.2 g/100 g of reducing sugar content, 41.8 g/100 g of total dietary fibre, 35.8 g/100 g of insoluble fibre, and 6.0 g/100 g of soluble fibre content. The PPF has a total sugar content of 3.8 g/100 g, reducing sugar content of 2.2 g/100 g, total dietary fibre content of 80.8 g/100 g, insoluble fibre content of 75.1 g/100 g, and soluble fibre content of 5.7 g/100 g. The scanning electron microscopy analysis showed the existence of voids in the structure of PPF flour, which reveals the efficiency of the purification process with a high decrease in the total sugar content. © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  7. ExoMol molecular line lists - XXIII. Spectra of PO and PS

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    Prajapat, Laxmi; Jagoda, Pawel; Lodi, Lorenzo; Gorman, Maire N.; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2017-12-01

    Comprehensive line lists for phosphorus monoxide (31P16O) and phosphorus monosulphide (31P32S) in their X 2Π electronic ground state are presented. The line lists are based on new ab initio potential energy (PEC), spin-orbit (SOC) and dipole moment (DMC) curves computed using the MRCI+Q-r method with aug-cc-pwCV5Z and aug-cc-pV5Z basis sets. The nuclear motion equations (i.e. the rovibronic Schrödinger equations for each molecule) are solved using the program DUO. The PECs and SOCs are refined in least-squares fits to available experimental data. Partition functions, Q(T), are computed up to T = 5000 K, the range of validity of the line lists. These line lists are the most comprehensive available for either molecule. The characteristically sharp peak of the Q-branches from the spin-orbit split components gives useful diagnostics for both PO and PS in spectra at infrared wavelengths. These line lists should prove useful for analysing observations and setting up models of environments such as brown dwarfs, low-mass stars, O-rich circumstellar regions and potentially for exoplanetary retrievals. Since PS is yet to be detected in space, the role of the two lowest excited electronic states (a 4Π and B 2Π) are also considered. An approximate line list for the PS X-B electronic transition, which predicts a number of sharp vibrational bands in the near ultraviolet, is also presented. The line lists are available from the CDS (http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr) and ExoMol (www.exomol.com) data bases.

  8. Evaluación de riesgo biológico en el Hospital Rey Don Jaime

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    Salomé Benavent Nácher

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El propósito del presente trabajo es realizar una evaluación del riesgo biológico existente para los trabajadores del Hospital con el fin de identificar los puestos de trabajo y microorganismos que suponen mayor riesgo y poder adoptar medidas preventivas. Métodos: Se aplicó la metodología BIOGAVAL de evaluación de riesgo biológico desarrollado por el Gabinete de Seguridad e Higiene de Valencia. Dicho método contempla una identificación de los microorganismos presentes mas probables, su posible daño a la salud, mecanismos de transmisión, porcentaje de población diana vacunado y el efecto protector de las medidas higiénicas. Se aplicó a los distintos puestos de trabajo que presentan riesgo biológico exceptuando cocina. Resultados: Los resultados evidencian un mayor riesgo para los microorganismos de transmisión aérea y con baja protección vacunal, así como un nivel de riesgo superior (comparado con otros trabajadores de los ATS/DUE de urgencias. Conclusiones: El método se ha revelado útil para evidenciar los puestos de trabajo más peligrosos así como los agentes microbiológicos de mayor riesgo. Igualmente aporta una orientación sobre la prioridad para la aplicación de medidas preventivas de control.Objective: The purpose of this work is to realize an evaluation of the existing biological risk for the staff at the hospital with the aim of both identifying the jobs and microorganisms which mean a higher risk and to be able to adopt preventive measures. Methods: It was applied the BIOGAVAL methodology of evaluation of biological risk developed by the Safety and Hygiene Office in Valencia. This method deals with an identification of the most probable present microorganisms, their possible hurt for health, transmission mechanisms, percentage of target population vaccinated and the protective effect of the hygienic measures. It was applied to the different jobs which show biological risk except for the kitchen ones

  9. Tratamiento biológico aerobio de alpechín depurado previamente con ozono

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    Domínguez Vargas, Joaquín R.

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the degradation of olive mill wastewaters previously treated by an ozonation stage has been studied by an aerobic biological oxidation. The substrate evolution (based on chemical oxygen demand, biomass (measured as volatile suspended solids and total polyphenolic contents were followed during each experiment. A kinetic study is performed by using the Contois model, which applied to the experimental data, provides the specific kinetic parameters of this model. The deduced kinetic equation for the consume of substrate is q= 17.0 S/(18.2 X + S0 X g COD/ gVSS. day. Moreover, others interesting biological parameters like the cellular yield coefficient and the kinetic rate constant for the endogenous metabolism were determined, obtaining a values of 0.214 g VSS/g COD and 0.167 day-1, respectively.En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado la oxidación biológica aerobia por Iodos activos de las aguas residuales de almazaras (alpechín que previamente habían sido depuradas por una etapa química mediante ozono. La evolución del proceso biológico fue seguida midiendo la concentración de sustrato (en términos de demanda química de oxígeno, la concentración de biomasa (medida como sólidos en suspensión volátiles y el contenido en compuestos polifenólicos totales. Se realiza un estudio cinético basado en el modelo de Contois que, aplicado a los datos experimentales, permite calcular los parámetros cinéticos específicos de este modelo. La ecuación deducida para el consumo de sustrato es q= 17.0 S/(18.2 X + S0 X, g DQO/ gSSV. día. Al mismo tiempo se han determinado otros parámetros biológicos de interés como son el coeficiente de rendimiento celular y la constante cinética correspondiente al metabolismo endógeno, obteniéndose unos valores de 0.214 g SSV/g DQO y 0.167 día-1, respectivamente.

  10. Electrodo biológico con la enzima hidrogenasa, procedimiento de obtención y sus aplicaciones

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    Fernández López, Víctor Manuel; López de Lacey, Antonio; Rüdiger Ortiz, Olaf

    2005-01-01

    Electrodo biológico con la enzima hidrogenasa, procedimiento de obtención y sus aplicaciones. En la presente invención se protegen electrodos biológicos modificados con enzimas hidrogenasas (ánodos) mediante los cuales es posible obtener energía eléctrica del hidrógeno en una configuración típica de pilas de combustible; asimismo, con estos electrodos modificados con hidrogenasa (cátodos) es posible producir hidrógeno a partir de agua en una configuración típica de cél...

  11. Investigación sobre el efecto de la temperatura en los procesos biológicos por fangos activos

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    Francisco Díaz, Juan Pablo de

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    Durante la presente Investigación se ha estudiado el efecto que produce la temperatura en los procesos de depuración biológica por fangos activos, desarrollando la influencia de dicho factor en cada una de las etapas de la línea de agua de una estación depuradora. - Pretratamiento - Decantación Primaria - Reactor Biológico - Decantación Secundaria Se ha considerado que los efectos de la temperatura en los procesos meramente físicos, son mínimos, únicamente provocados por la variación de la de...

  12. Contribuições a estudos biológicos com o uso de modelos biofísicos

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    de Cássia Moura do Nascimento, Rita

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    Um modelo biofísico é uma representação simplificada e/ou abstrata de processos ou sistemas biológicos. Objetivando ampliar o conhecimento sobre a modelagem biofísica, esta Tese enfoca prioritariamente os modelos que desenvolvemos, visando contribuir com os estudos biológicos. Proteínas transportadoras do tipo canal iônico encontram-se presentes na membrana plasmática de todos os seres vivos e o primeiro modelo biofísico é uma membrana plasmática artificial, na qual há um co...

  13. Control biológico de moscas blancas en cultivo de tomate: interacciones entre sus enemigos naturales

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    Moreno Ripoll, Rafael

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    [spa] Para obtener un control biológico adecuado de las plagas presentes en un cultivo es importante determinar las relaciones tróficas que existen entre los enemigos naturales y su efecto sobre el control de estas plagas. Dos de estas interacciones, la depredación intragremial y el canibalismo, pueden condicionar el éxito de los programas de control biológico produciendo efectos aditivos o negativos sobre las poblaciones de la plaga. Para determinar la ingesta de todos los estados de desarro...

  14. Assessing seasonality of biochemical CO2 exchange model parameters from micrometeorological flux observations at boreal coniferous forest

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    T. Vesala

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The seasonality of the NEE of the northern boreal coniferous forests was investigated by means of inversion modelling using eddy covariance data. Eddy covariance data was used to optimize the biochemical model parameters. Our study sites consisted of three Scots pine (l. Pinus sylvestris forests and one Norway spruce (l. Picea abies forest that were located in Finland and Sweden. We obtained temperature and seasonal dependence for the biochemical model parameters: the maximum rate of carboxylation (Vc(max and the maximum rate of electron transport (Jmax. Both of the parameters were optimized without assumptions about their mutual magnitude. The values obtained for the biochemical model parameters were similar at all the sites during summer time. To describe seasonality, different temperature fits were made for the spring, summer and autumn periods. During summer, average Jmax across the sites was 54.0 μmol m−2 s−1 (variance 31.2 μmol m−2 s−1 and Vc(max was 12.0 μmol m−2 s−1 (variance 6.6 μmol m−2 s−1 at 17°C. The sensitivity of the model to LAI and atmospheric soil water stress was also studied. The impact of seasonality on annual GPP was 17% when only summertime parameterization was used throughout the year compared to seasonally changing parameterizations.

  15. Corrosion inhibition of iron in 0.5 mol L-1 H2SO4 by halide ions

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    Jeyaprabha C.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The inhibition effect of halide ions such as iodide, bromide and chloride ions on the corrosion of iron in 0.5 mol L-1 H2SO4 and the adsorption behaviour of these ions on the electrode surface have been studied by polarization and impedance methods. It has been found that the inhibition of nearly 90% has been observed for iodide ions at 2.5 10-3 mol L-1, for bromide ions at 10 10-3 mol L-1 and 80% for chloride ions at 2.5 10-3 mol L-1. The inhibition effect is increased with increase of halide ions concentration in the case of I- and Br- ions, whereas it has decreased in the case of Cl- ion at concentrations higher than 5 10-3 mol L-1. The double layer capacitance values have decreased considerably in the presence of halide ions which indicate that these anions are adsorbed on iron at the corrosion potential.

  16. Circadian Clocks: Unexpected Biochemical Cogs.

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    Mori, Tetsuya; Mchaourab, Hassane; Johnson, Carl Hirschie

    2015-10-05

    A circadian oscillation can be reconstituted in vitro from three proteins that cycles with a period of ∼ 24 h. Two recent studies provide surprising biochemical answers to why this remarkable oscillator has such a long time constant and how it can switch effortlessly between alternating enzymatic modes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Circadian Clocks: Unexpected Biochemical Cogs

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    Mori, Tetsuya; Mchaourab, Hassane; Johnson, Carl Hirschie

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    A circadian oscillation can be reconstituted in vitro from three proteins that cycles with a period of ~24 h. Two recent studies provide surprising biochemical answers to why this remarkable oscillator has such a long time constant and how it can switch effortlessly between alternating enzymatic modes.

  18. Real-time biochemical sensor based on Raman scattering with CMOS contact imaging.

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    Muyun Cao; Yuhua Li; Yadid-Pecht, Orly

    2015-08-01

    This work presents a biochemical sensor based on Raman scattering with Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) contact imaging. This biochemical optical sensor is designed for detecting the concentration of solutions. The system is built with a laser diode, an optical filter, a sample holder and a commercial CMOS sensor. The output of the system is analyzed by an image processing program. The system provides instant measurements with a resolution of 0.2 to 0.4 Mol. This low cost and easy-operated small scale system is useful in chemical, biomedical and environmental labs for quantitative bio-chemical concentration detection with results reported comparable to a highly cost commercial spectrometer.

  19. Producción de un tensoactivo biológico

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    Rosero N. Gladys

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se resume el estudio realizado en el Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo (ICP, para escalar desde el laboratorio hasta la planta piloto, un proceso para la producción de biosurfactante tipo ramnolípido. Mediante el examen de las condiciones de activación del microorganismo y del diseño del medio de cultivo se establecieron condiciones que en forma sistemática disparan el mecanismo productor del microorganismo y permiten incrementar la productividad del biosurfactante. Se demostró la alta eficiencia de este aditivo biológico en aplicaciones, tales como biodegradación de hidrocarburos en medios salinos, control de la corrosión y recuperación de crudo a partir de lodos de fondos de tanques de almacenamiento. 

  20. De la riqueza biológica a la riqueza económica

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    Gustavo Correa Assmus

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Frente al deterioro ambiental por efectos de la producción y el consumo, la economía debe ofrecer respuestas fundamentadas en procesos de investigación, educación, responsabilidad y regulación, que permitan articular el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales renovables, administrados y no administrados, con el fin de establecer un crecimiento económico-ambiental sostenible y racionalizado que cualifique la calidad de vida. Para esta propuesta se tomó información secundaria de origen empírico, la cual permitió elaborar una teorización analítica, que expresa de manera clara sus reflexiones y conjeturas, ofreciendo un camino por seguir en el proceso de transición de la riqueza biológica a la económica.

  1. Satisfação conjugal e parentalidade biológica e adoptiva

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    Ferreira, Júlia Maria de Araújo

    2008-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Psicologia (Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde - Núcleo de Psicologia Clínica Sistémica), 2008, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação O presente estudo, pretendendo uma comparação entre famílias portuguesas biológicas e adoptivas, tem como objectivo analisar a percepção de Satisfação Conjugal e a sua respectiva influência nos Estilos Parentais praticados, com o intuito de compreender a teia de relações existente entre os domínios da Conjugal...

  2. Bioseguridad y armas biológicas:\tLa amenaza de Andrómeda (1971

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    Manuel SÁNCHEZ

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    Full Text Available La amenaza de Andrómeda es la adaptación cinematográfica de la obra homónima escrita por Michael Crichton. Puede considerarse como la película más “microbiológica” del Séptimo Arte. Dirigida por Robert Wise, este tecno-thriller describe los esfuerzos de un equipo de científicos para caracterizar y contener a un microorganismo patógeno extraterrestre. A pesar de haber sido realizada hace 40 años, se tratan temas de plena actualidad como es el de las armas biológicas, las medidas de aislamiento y protección, la automatización en los procedimientos sanitarios y la toma de decisiones ante una situación grave e inesperada.

  3. Aislamiento de microorganismos para control biológico de Moniliophthora roreri

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    Liliana Yanet Suárez Contreras

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Moniliophthora roreri es un hongo que causa la moniliasis, una enfermedad de la mazorca en el cultivo de cacao (Theobroma cacao, con pérdidas hasta del 60% de la cosecha. El control biológico utilizando microorganismos endófitos surge como una alternativa para el manejo de esta enfermedad. En la presente investigación se evaluaron microorganismos con potencial para control biológico de M. roreri en Norte de Santander, Colombia. Para el efecto, se aisló e identificó este fitopatógeno y se utilizaron protocolos de desinfección de los posibles microorganismos antagonistas con siembras por diluciones seriadas, selección de los géneros microbianos con mayor potencial antagónico y evaluación de las cepas por la prueba de plato dual para evaluar el efecto biocontrolador de los hongos y la antibiosis para bacterias. Se tomaron muestras en los municipios de Cúcuta, Sardinata, El Tarra, Tibú y El Zulia, de las cuales se aislaron 17 cepas del fitopatógeno y 20 entre hongos y bacterias. De éstas se seleccionaron cuatro cepas de hongos y tres de bacterias por su capacidad antagónica contra M. roreri. Los mejores porcentajes de inhibición de crecimiento radial (PICR se alcanzaron con Paecilomyces sp. (HC002 vs M. roreri, con una media de 80.72%, seguido del tratamiento con Paecilomyces sp. (HZ002 vs M. roreri con 79.45%. Se demostró que el hongo Paecilomyces sp. también tiene un alto potencial antagónico in vitro frente a M. roreri. Al evaluar la antibiosis de las bacterias aisladas, se encontró que Bacillus brevis (BZ005 fue la más efectiva en todos los sitios del estudio, con porcentajes superiores a 89%.

  4. Terapia biológica en enfermedades reumatológicas

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    Manuel F Ugarte-Gil

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El advenimiento del uso de terapias biológicas en Reumatología ha modificado significativamente el pronóstico de pacientes portadores de artritis reumatoide (AR, artritis juvenil (AJ, espondilitis anquilosante (EA, entre otras enfermedades. A diferencia de las terapias convencionales estos productos biológicos se dirigen a los llamados blancos terapéuticos ya sea estas una línea celular, un mediador inflamatorio o un receptor de superficie. Estos compuestos son producidos por células vivas mediante la tecnología del ADN recombinante. Estos compuestos pueden tener componentes humano y animal [quiméricos (Xi, humanizados (Zu], o completamente humanos (H lo cual se reconoce por las letras que se incluyen en el nombre de cada uno. En el campo de la Reumatología, el primer compuesto utilizado fue el etanercept (anti-factor de necrosis tumoral o anti-TNF aprobado en 1998, pero otros anti-TNF han demostrado su beneficio en AR, como en EA y AJ. Los inhibidores de Interleucina (IL-1 casi no se usan en AR actualmente, pero si los inhibidores de IL-6, así como los agentes contra las células B y los agonistas de CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen. Existe asimismo un compuesto dirigido al BLyS (B-lymphocyte stimulator el cual se usa en lupus eritematoso sistémico y otro dirigido al receptor activador del factor nuclear κB (RANKL, receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand que se usa en osteoporosis. Con el avance en el conocimiento de la patogenia de las enfermedades reumαticas, se vienen reconociendo otra blancos terapιuticas. En los aρos venideros, este campo ha de expandirse en proporciones geomιtricas

  5. Turismo en espacios naturales: oportunidades en el corredor biológico mesoamericano

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    Miguel Panadero Moya

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano es una iniciativa de los presidentes de los Estados centroamericanos para facilitar la integración subregional mediante estrategias fundamentadas en la singularidad e importancia ecológica de sus recursos naturales. Pretende implantar medidas que aseguren la conservación de estos recursos de forma compatible con el aprovechamiento socioeconómico de su potencial turístico. El territorio que lo integra se extiende por todo el istmo centroamericano y posee notables recursos naturales de alto valor ecológico y zonas de interés histórico-artístico con gran importancia cultural. Sus elementos, que se engarzan en una cadena de verdes eslabones de singular vegetación, constituyen reductos de indudable atractivo y aptitud para la práctica del turismo en la naturaleza. La incorporación a los circuitos internacionales de viajeros de este proyecto está limitada por las precarias características socioeconómicas de sus pobladores y por la debilidad de las infraestructuras y equipamientos turísticos de la mayoría de los países implicados en el proyecto. Crear un pasillo biológico en armonía con sus habitantes, en uno de los esfuerzos de conservación para el desarrollo más grande planteado hasta el momento, es la idea de sus promotores que, con esta iniciativa, se muestran participes de la lógica de la globalización.

  6. Étude des matrices sol-gel en film mince par détection de molécule unique en champ large : diffusion moléculaire et agrégation photo-induite

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    Nutarelli, D.; Débarre, A.; Jaffiol, R.; Julien, C.; Richard, A.; Tchénio, P.; Chaput, F.; Boilot, J. P.

    2004-11-01

    La fluorescence de molécules de colorant dans des matrices sol-gel en film mince a été étudiée par détection de molécule unique. Outre les phénomènes de photo-blanchiment et de clignotement, un processus de photo-agrégation a été observé. Ce phénomène, dont la dynamique dépend de la présence d'oxygène, de l'intensité du laser d'excitation et de la température, montre l'existence de deux classes de molécules dans l'échantillon. Des molécules immobiles et d'autres qui diffusent. L'analyse de la dynamique d'agrégation permettra de dégager certaines caractéristiques du mécanisme de photo-agrégation et d'appréhender le rôle joué par la matrice sol-gel dans ce processus.

  7. Use of continuous lactose fermentation for ethanol production by Kluveromyces marxianus for verification and extension of a biochemically structured model

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    Sansonetti, S.; Hobley, Timothy John; Curcio, S.

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    A biochemically structured model has been developed to describe the continuous fermentation of lactose to ethanol by Kluveromyces marxianus and allowed metabolic coefficients to be determined. Anaerobic lactose-limited chemostat fermentations at different dilution rates (0.02 – 0.35 h-1) were...... performed. Species specific rates of consumption/formation, as well as yield coefficients were determined. Ethanol yield (0.655 C-mol ethanol*C-mol lactose-1) was as high as 98 % of theoretical. The modeling procedure allowed calculation of maintenance coefficients for lactose consumption and ethanol...

  8. Birds of the Reserva Biológica do Mato Grande and surroundings, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Vizentin-Bugoni, Jeferson; Jacobs, Fernando; Coimbra, Marco Antônio Afonso

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    The Reserva Biológica do Mato Grande encompasses 5,161 hectares of wetlands, restinga forests and grasslands in southern Brazil. Aiming to assemble a list of bird species occurring in the reserve, we carried out 21 monthly expeditions from July 2007 to March 2009 and an additional visit on October...

  9. Descrição da larva de último instar e pupa de Epacroplon cruciatum (Aurivillius (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae e notas biológica

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Descrição da larva de último instar e pupa de Epacroplon cruciatum (Aurivillius (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae e notas biológicas. Último instar larval e pupa do Hexoplonini sul-americano Epacroplon cruciatum (Aurivillius, 1899 são descritos, ilustrados e disponibilizadas notas biológicas.

  10. Accidentes biológicos en estudiantes de medicina de una universidad peruana: prevalencia, mecanismos y factores de riesgo

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    Elizabeth Inga

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Una de las más serias amenazas que enfrentan los estudiantes de medicina durante su práctica clínica es la posibilidad de exposición a accidentes biológicos, debido en la mayoría de los casos a la inexperiencia y el escaso desarrollo de las habilidades manuales. Objetivos: Establecer la frecuencia, mecanismos, circunstancias y factores de riesgo de los accidentes biológicos ocurridos entre estudiantes de medicina. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo observacional de corte transversal. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Estudiantes de medicina. Metodología: Se aplicó una encuesta estructurada anónima, voluntaria y autoadministrada. Principales medidas de resultados: Accidentes biológicos. Resultados: En total fueron 307 entrevistados. La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos en la población estudiada fue de 51,5% (158/307. La media de accidentes biológicos en el último año fue de 1,06. El 91,1% de los estudiantes del último año presentó al menos un accidente biológico, versus 11,9% en los estudiantes del primer año. Los estudiantes del último año informaron con más frecuencia accidentes de riesgo alto para transmisión de infecciones, siendo 47,6% por pinchazo con objeto punzocortante, y 80,6% tuvo exposición a sangre; los accidentes de riesgo alto son mucho más frecuentes en quirófanos y sala de partos (51,9%. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos fue 51,5%, siendo el pinchazo la forma más frecuente. Es necesario desarrollar estrategias que permitan velar por la bioseguridad de los estudiantes de medicina.

  11. Biochemical Process Development and Integration | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Biochemical Process Development and Integration Biochemical Process Development and Integration Our conversion and separation processes to pilot-scale integrated process development and scale up. We also Publications Accounting for all sugar produced during integrated production of ethanol from lignocellulosic

  12. Biochemical markers of bone turnover

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    Kim, Deog Yoon

    1999-01-01

    Biochemical markers of bone turnover has received increasing attention over the past few years, because of the need for sensitivity and specific tool in the clinical investigation of osteoporosis. Bone markers should be unique to bone, reflect changes of bone less, and should be correlated with radiocalcium kinetics, histomorphometry, or changes in bone mass. The markers also should be useful in monitoring treatment efficacy. Although no bone marker has been established to meet all these criteria, currently osteocalcin and pyridinium crosslinks are the most efficient markers to assess the level of bone turnover in the menopausal and senile osteoporosis. Recently, N-terminal telopeptide (NTX), C-terminal telopeptide (CTX) and bone specific alkaline phosphatase are considered as new valid markers of bone turnover. Recent data suggest that CTX and free deoxypyridinoline could predict the subsequent risk of hip fracture of elderly women. Treatment of postmenopausal women with estrogen, calcitonin and bisphosphonates demonstrated rapid decrease of the levels of bone markers that correlated with the long-term increase of bone mass. Factors such as circadian rhythms, diet, age, sex, bone mass and renal function affect the results of biochemical markers and should be appropriately adjusted whenever possible. Each biochemical markers of bone turnover may have its own specific advantages and limitations. Recent advances in research will provide more sensitive and specific assays

  13. Biochemical toxicology of environmental agents

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    Bruin, A. de

    1976-01-01

    A thorough and up-to-date account of the molecular-biological aspects of harmful agents - both chemical and physical - is given. This current treatise is principally intended to serve as an informative reference work for researchers in various areas of the field. In the pursuit of this aim, a devision of the entire field into 42 chapters has been made. Each chapter starts with a short introductory account dealing with the biochemical essentials of the particular subject. Radiation effects are discussed briefly at the end of each treatise. In order to make the treatise useful as a source book, a substantial collection of pertinent literature references is provided which are numbered in order of citation in the text. Initial chapters are devoted to the metabolic fate of the major classes of xenobiotic compounds. Peripheral topics, closely related to metabolism and dealing with modification of xenobiotic-metabolizing ability, as well as interaction phenomena follow (chs. 5-8). Subjects that draw heavily on the practical field of occupational hygiene are dealt with in chapters 9 and 10. The systematic treatment of how chemical and physical agents interact with the various biochemical and enzymatic systems they encounter during their passage through the organism occupies quantitatively the main part of the book (chs. 11-36). Finally, radiation biochemistry is discussed from the viewpoint of its high degree of scientific advancement, and secondly because the type of biochemical changes produced in vivo by X-rays closely parallel those evoked by chemical agents

  14. Design, irradiation, and post-irradiation examination of the UC and (U,Pu)C fuel rods of the test groups Mol-11/K1 and Mol-11/K2

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    Freund, D.; Elbel, H.; Steiner, H.

    1976-06-01

    The test groups K1 and K2 of the irradiation experiment Mol-11 are reported. Design, irradiation, and post-irradiation examination of the fuel rods irradiated are described. Mol-11/K1 consisted of one fuel rod with UC of 94% T.D. and helium bonding. This test group was intended to prove the high power irradiation capsule in pile. Mol-11/K2 consists of three fuel rods in total. One of these is presently still in the reactor. In this test group mixed carbide fuel of 83% T.D. and 15% Pu content under helium bonding is irradiated. The fuel rod K2-2 was provided with a capillary tube for the continuous measurement of fission gas pressure built up. 1.4988 stainless steel was chosen as cladding material. The final burnup lies between 35 and 70 MWd/kg M. Post-irradiation examination of the two test groups covers a theoretical analysis of the irradiation behaviour. (orig./GSCH) [de

  15. Nuestra variedad lingüística como variedad biológica

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    Danilo Salamanca

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se centra en señalar problemas esenciales sobre las consecuencias culturales ante la pérdida de idiomas ancestrales, en particular referido al patrimonio lingüístico indígena centroamericano. Señala algunas relaciones entre este proceso y las discusiones sobre la protección de los ecosistemas biológicos de la región, y llama la atención sobre las políticas que existen o deberían existir, para recuperar y preservar tanto el componente cultural (los idiomas como el natural. This study examines essential problems related to the cultural consequences due to the loss of ancestral languages, especially Central American Indigenous languages. It mentions relationships between this process and discussions about the protection of biological ecosystems in the region, and addresses policies that exist, or should exist, to recover and preserve both cultural (linguistic and natural components.

  16. Mesofauna edáfica: indicador biológico de la calidad del suelo

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    Full Text Available La búsqueda, el uso y la aplicación de los indicadores de la calidad del suelo se han intensificado en las últimas décadas, debido a la necesidad de preservar este recurso no renovable e indispensable para la vida humana, ante el deterioro creciente. La selección de los indicadores se ha dirigido, fundamentalmente, a conocer el efecto de los usos aplicados y el curso de la rehabilitación de los suelos degradados o contaminados. Los grupos que integran la mesofauna edáfica son sensibles a las perturbaciones naturales y antrópicas del medio, las que provocan cambios en su composición específica y su abundancia, y ocasionan la pérdida de especies y de su diversidad, con la consiguiente disminución de la estabilidad y la fertilidad del suelo. Por ello la mesofauna edáfica es considerada como un buen indicador biológico de su estado de conservación. El número, la densidad y el balance de sus grupos permiten predecir y evaluar las transformaciones ocasionadas por la aplicación de diferentes métodos de producción agrícola en condiciones edafoclimáticas específicas, así como considerar integralmente el funcionamiento del ecosistema.

  17. Biochemical Abnormalities in Batten's Syndrome

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    Clausen, Jytte Lene; Nielsen, Gunnar Gissel; Jensen, Gunde Egeskov

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    The present data indicate that a group of ten patients with Batten's syndrome showed reduced activity of erythrocyte glutathione (GSH) peroxidase (Px) (glutathione: H2O2 oxidoreductase, EC 1.1.1.9.) using H2O2 as peroxide donor. Assay of erythrocyte GSHPx using H2O2, cumene hydroperoxide and t......-butyl hydroperoxide as donors also makes it possible biochemically to divide Batten's syndrome into two types: (1) one type with decreased values when H2O2 and cumene hydroperoxide are used, and (2) one type with increased values when t-butyl hydroperoxide is used. Furthermore an increased content of palmitic, oleic...

  18. Slot-waveguide biochemical sensor.

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    Barrios, Carlos A; Gylfason, Kristinn B; Sánchez, Benito; Griol, Amadeu; Sohlström, H; Holgado, M; Casquel, R

    2007-11-01

    We report an experimental demonstration of an integrated biochemical sensor based on a slot-waveguide microring resonator. The microresonator is fabricated on a Si3N4-SiO2 platform and operates at a wavelength of 1.3 microm. The transmission spectrum of the sensor is measured with different ambient refractive indices ranging from n=1.33 to 1.42. A linear shift of the resonant wavelength with increasing ambient refractive index of 212 nm/refractive index units (RIU) is observed. The sensor detects a minimal refractive index variation of 2x10(-4) RIU.

  19. Thermodynamic analysis of biochemical systems

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    Yuan, Y.; Fan, L.T.; Shieh, J.H.

    1989-01-01

    Introduction of the concepts of the availability (or exergy), datum level materials, and the dead state has been regarded as some of the most significant recent developments in classical thermodynamics. Not only the available energy balance but also the material and energy balances of a biological system may be established in reference to the datum level materials in the dead state or environment. In this paper these concepts are illustrated with two examples of fermentation and are shown to be useful in identifying sources of thermodynamic inefficiency, thereby leading naturally to the rational definition of thermodynamic efficiency of a biochemical process

  20. Moléculas de adesão celular: papel do microambiente tumoral na carcinogénese

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    Cardoso, Edgar António Delgado

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    Trabalho final do 6º ano médico com vista à atribuição do grau de mestre (área científica de patológica) no âmbito do ciclo de estudos de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina. As moléculas de adesão celular determinam estimulação funcional, migração, ancoragem, diferenciação fenotípica e multiplicação celular. A capacidade da célula tumoral se movimentar, atravessar as paredes dos vasos e se localizar e proliferar no processo de metastização, está dependente das moléculas de adesão e da...

  1. Hipótesis de progresión del conocimiento biológico y del conocimiento didáctico del contenido biológico. Parte I: referentes teóricos

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    Édgar Orlay Valbuena Ussa

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, constituye el primero de una serie de dos, consistentes en el abordaje de dos constituyentes fundamentales del conocimiento profesional del profesor de Biología. Primero se presenta la perspectiva del autor sobre el conocimiento profesional del profesor de Biología, y el conocimiento didáctico del contenido biológico (CDCB; luego, a partir de la revisión de antecedentes y de referentes teóricos, se propone una hipótesis de progresión tanto para el conocimiento biológico (estructuras sintáctica y sustantiva como para el CDCB. Para el caso del primer conocimiento, la hipótesis plantea dos extremos: la perspectiva fisicalista y la visión estructural-sistémica; en cuanto al CDCB, la hipótesis plantea dos polos: el reduccionismo biológico y la perspectiva integradora-transformadora. Posteriormente, en el segundo artículo se presentarán los resultados de investigación, a partir del análisis de datos de estudios obtenidos con futuros profesores de Biología.

  2. Efectos de la irradiación iónica en hielos de moléculas carbonadas

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    Satorre, M. A.

    En Astrofísica podemos encontrar numerosos contextos en los cuales se observan moléculas en estado sólido que, en condiciones estándar de presión y temperatura, se encontrarían como gases o líquidos. Dichas moléculas se denominan hielos y han sido observadas en nubes densas del medio interestelar, en envolturas circumestelares, en satélites del Sistema Solar, en cometas, etc. Los hielos pueden ser alterados en su composición química debido a diversos factores como por ejemplo variaciones de temperatura o aportes energéticos por parte de la irradiación, ya sea tanto de fotones ultravioleta como de iones. Dependiendo del escenario astrofísico que analicemos, unos factores cobran más importancia que otros. Los experimentos de laboratorio muestran el efecto que produce sobre la composición de los hielos la irradiación iónica, en particular sobre los que contenían alguna molécula con átomos de carbono. Dicha composición se analiza con espectroscopía IR en el rango de 2 a ˜ 25μ m. La aplicabilidad de los resultados de los experimentos es distinta dependiendo de la composición química inicial de los hielos, del tipo de ion utilizado y de la dosis total de irradiación. Existen efectos generales de la irradiación sobre la materia en los experimentos de relevancia astrofísica como son: - la formación de nuevas moléculas, que pueden incluir o no el ion incidente; - la progresiva pérdida de hidrógeno (carbonización) cuando irradiamos muestras que originalmente contienen una determinada relación carbono/hidrógeno; - la variación de la temperatura de sublimación que presentan algunos hielos. Esto puede suceder tanto en hielos que estaban presentes antes de la irradiación como en hielos formados por ésta. Se presentará el papel del ion en la formación de nuevas moléculas a partir de las que originalmente se encontraban en el hielo. Al penetrar en él, el ion provoca distintos procesos como rotura de enlaces y excitaciones electr

  3. EzMol: A Web Server Wizard for the Rapid Visualization and Image Production of Protein and Nucleic Acid Structures.

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    Reynolds, Christopher R; Islam, Suhail A; Sternberg, Michael J E

    2018-01-31

    EzMol is a molecular visualization Web server in the form of a software wizard, located at http://www.sbg.bio.ic.ac.uk/ezmol/. It is designed for easy and rapid image manipulation and display of protein molecules, and is intended for users who need to quickly produce high-resolution images of protein molecules but do not have the time or inclination to use a software molecular visualization system. EzMol allows the upload of molecular structure files in PDB format to generate a Web page including a representation of the structure that the user can manipulate. EzMol provides intuitive options for chain display, adjusting the color/transparency of residues, side chains and protein surfaces, and for adding labels to residues. The final adjusted protein image can then be downloaded as a high-resolution image. There are a range of applications for rapid protein display, including the illustration of specific areas of a protein structure and the rapid prototyping of images. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  4. Preparation of TiO2 Nanocrystallite Powders Coated with 9 mol% ZnO for Cosmetic Applications in Sunscreens

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    Moo-Chin Wang

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The preparation of TiO2 nanocrystallite powders coated with and without 9 mol% ZnO has been studied for cosmetic applications in sunscreens by a co-precipitation process using TiCl4 and Zn(NO32·6H2O as starting materials. XRD results show that the phases of anatase TiO2 and rutile TiO2 coexist for precursor powders without added ZnO (T-0Z and calcined at 523 to 973 K for 2 h. When the T-0Z precursor powders are calcined at 1273 K for 2 h, only the rutile TiO2 appears. In addition, when the TiO2 precursor powders contain 9 mol% ZnO (T-9Z are calcined at 873 to 973 K for 2 h, the crystallized samples are composed of the major phase of rutile TiO2 and the minor phases of anatase TiO2 and Zn2Ti3O8. The analyses of UV/VIS/NIR spectra reveal that the absorption of the T-9Z precursor powders after being calcined has a red-shift effect in the UV range with increasing calcination temperature. Therefore, the TiO2 nanocrystallite powders coated with 9 mol% ZnO can be used as the attenuate agent in the UV-A region for cosmetic applications in sunscreens.

  5. Informatividade dos lucros contábeis e divulgação dos ativos biológicos: evidências brasileiras

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    Holanda, Allan Pinheiro

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    A pesquisa tem o objetivo de investigar a influência exercida pela divulgação dos ativos biológicos na informatividade dos lucros contábeis nas firmas brasileiras listadas na BM&FBovespa, considerando-se o período de 2010 a 2011. Para a investigação da informatividade dos ativos biológicos foi utilizada a adaptação dos modelos propostos por Easton e Harris (1991) e Francis e Schipper (1999). Os ativos biológicos, por sua vez, foram mensurados de duas maneiras, pela simples existência da c...

  6. Ciclo de vida de Triatoma dimidiata Latreille, 1811 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) en condiciones de laboratorio: producción de ninfas para ensayos biológicos

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    Marlene Reyes; Víctor Manuel Angulo

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    Introducción. A pesar de la importancia de Triatoma dimidiata como vector de la enfermedad de Chagas, poco se conoce de su ciclo biológico y de la producción eficiente de insectos disponibles para ensayos biológicos. Objetivo. Determinar las características del ciclo de vida en el laboratorio y establecer las condiciones del estado nutricional para la producción eficiente de ninfas de V estadio para ensayos biológicos. Materiales y métodos. Se determinaron los tiempos de desarrollo de l...

  7. Poliquetos (Annelida: Polychaeta como indicadores biológicos de contaminación marina: casos en Colombia

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    Vanessa Fernández Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El concepto de Indicador Biológico ha sido usado sin mayor precaución al momento de emplear ciertos organismos en programas de monitoreo ambiental, lo cual genera confusión. Uno de los objetivos de este trabajo fue resaltar la importancia en la consolidación de una definición precisa de este concepto a partir de información disponible, proponiendo una definición para el mismo. Las características ecológicas de los poliquetos permiten que, al estar en contacto permanente con diferentes tipos de contaminantes, respondan bioacumulando, disminuyendo o aumentando su abundancia, según sea la especie, hecho que posiciona este tipo de organismos como potenciales indicadores de contaminación marina. En este artículo se presenta de manera concreta un análisis de la literatura disponible para poliquetos en el campo de los indicadores biológicos, resaltando cómo éstos han sido usados en diferentes metodologías, con ejemplos a internacionales, así como una selección especial para Colombia. De los resultados más sobresalientes se encontró que Capitella capitata es la especie más estudiada al estar asociada con ambientes contaminados a causa del incremento de materia orgánica y es la única especie reportada en el país como indicador biológico usando las técnicas clásicas de bioindicación. Finalmente, se reitera la importancia de iniciar investigaciones sobre los aspectos ecológicos, ecotoxicológicos y bioensayos de laboratorio con otras especies de poliquetos para validar cuáles especies y por qué pueden ser consideradas como indicadores biológicos para el país.

  8. Investigador Invitado. Control Biológico en Agroecosistemas Mediante el Manejo de Insectos Entomófagos

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    Nicholls Clara Inés

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available La importancia que tienen los enemigos naturales de los organismos nocivos ha sido reconocida desde hace varias décadas. Desafortunadamente la implantación del control biológico no ha tenido la dimensión deseada. El empleo indiscriminado de productos biocidas ha alterado la biodiversidad de los agroecosistemas. Los parasitoides y predatores han sufrido los efectos nocivos de los plaguicidas. Los enemigos naturales de las plagas juegan un papel trascendental en la regulación las poblaciones de insectos nocivos. Los predatores de la clase insecta se registran en diversos órdenes y la abundancia de especies es impresionante. Pero el conocimiento que se tiene sobre su importancia aún es parcial. Pero el conocimiento que se tiene sobre su importancia aun es parcial. En muchos países no se ha precisado aun la bondad de estos organismos y se les protege. En el caso de los parasitoides ocurre algo similar. Se afirma que su diversidad biótica es incalculable, pero se explotan muy pocas especies. En estos dos grupos descansan los proyectos de Control Biológico clásico. Los éxitos en proyectos de control biológico se reconocen y se han expandido en varios países pero se requiere de un mayor impulso. Debido a las exigencias de una producción agrícola sostenible se debe de apoyar en Control Biológico de Plagas. En este documento se plantean aspectos generales sobre el tema.

  9. Fatores associados à exposição ocupacional com material biológico entre profissionais de enfermagem

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    Nádia Bruna da Silva Negrinho

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: identificar os fatores associados à exposição ocupacional com material biológico entre profissionais de enfermagem. Método: estudo transversal, realizado em um hospital, de alta complexidade, do interior do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Foram entrevistados profissionais de enfermagem no período de março a novembro de 2015. Todos os aspectos éticos foram contemplados. Resultado: dentre 226 profissionais entrevistados, 17,3% sofreram exposição ocupacional com material biológico potencialmente contaminado, sendo 61,5% por via percutânea. Fatores, como a faixa etária (p=0,003, a experiência na enfermagem (p=0,015 e na instituição, (p=0,032 estiveram associados ao acidente. Conclusão: a maior parte dos acidentes com material biológico entre os profissionais de enfermagem ocorreu por via percutânea sendo que a idade, experiência profissional e na instituição compreenderam fatores associados à exposição ocupacional.

  10. Control biológico del entrenamiento de resistencia. Biological control of endurance training.

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    González Gross, Marcela

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa alta exigencia en los deportistas de elite hace cada vez más necesario controlar el proceso de adaptación al entrenamiento. El objetivo de esta revisión es analizar la información biológica de un análisis de sangre, al objeto de obtener información de la carga de entrenamiento en atletas de resistencia. La mayor parte de los parámetros sanguíneos han sido empleados, más que para determinar el proceso del entrenamiento, precisamente, para lo opuesto: el sobreentrenamiento. La concentración en plasma de sustratos metabólicos (glucosa y ácidos grasos no son parámetros que pueda utilizarse para controlar el entrenamiento, debido a las bajas especificidad y sensibilidad. No obstante, la concentración de determinados enzimas que intervienen en la utilización de los sustratos puede ser importante. Valores de creatín kinasa superiores a 200 U/l en una persona sana sugiere claramente que la carga de entrenamiento total de una determinada sesión ha sido elevada. La concentración en plasma de algún producto de degradación del catabolismo también puede señalar la adaptación del organismo al entrenamiento. La concentración de ácido láctico en plasma es la herramienta más común en la valoración de la carga de entrenamiento. La concentración de urea es un buen marcador biológico de la carga de entrenamiento. Valores superiores a 8 mmol/l en varones y de 6,5 mmol/l en mujeres, indican que el entrenamiento ha sido muy intenso. La determinación de otros productos (amonio o sustratos (glutamina se han utilizado para detectar el sobreentrenamiento.AbstractThe high exigency in the elite sportsmen does more necessary to control the process of training adaptation. The purpose of this review is to analyze the biological information of a blood analysis to obtain data of load training in endurance athletes. Most blood parameters has been used to evaluate the overtraining state instead of determining the training process. The

  11. Discerning the biochemical stability of pyrogenic C in soils

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    De la Rosa, José M.; Paneque, Marina; Contreras-Bernal, Lidia; Miller, Ana Z.; Knicker, Heike

    2016-04-01

    . References: [1] Hernández-Soriano M.C., Peña A., Mingorance MD., 2013. Env. Toxicol. Chem. 32(5), 1027-1032. [2] De la Rosa J.M., Knicker H., 2011. Soil Biol. Biochem. 43, 2368-2373. [3] Sohi S., Lopez-Capel E., Krull E., Bol R., 2009. Rep. No. 05/09. CSIRO. 1834-6618.

  12. Control biológico en el cultivo del arroz en Cuba. (Resultados 1970 – 2005.

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    Full Text Available El cultivo del arroz en Cuba está afectado por diversas plagas, fundamentalmente: Tagosodes orizicolus, Lissorhoptrus brevirostris, Oebalus insularis y Spodoptera frugiperda. A partir de 1970 se iniciaron los estudios sobre los principales controles biológicos de estas plagas. Para T. orizicolus se ha determinado que Paranagrus perforator y Tytthus parviceps son los principales enemigos naturales de esta plaga. El porcentaje de huevos de T. orizicolus parasitados por P. perforator ha llegado al 50.7% en la etapa de germinación a ahijamiento activo de la planta de arroz. Además, a esta plaga se le ha detectado control por los parasitoides Elenchus sp. y Gonatopus sp. L. brevirostris ha sido manejado en los arrozales con los hongos Metarhizium anisopliae y Beauveria bassiana, obteniendo muy buenos resultados, tanto en el control como en las afectaciones ocasionadas por este insecto. La aplicación de M. anisopliae cepa Niña Bonita resulta satisfactorio para el control de O. insularis. Se ha determinado diversos depredadores, parasitoides y hongos que en determinadas épocas del año ejercer buen control de S. frugiperda, destacándose dentro de ellos: Coleomegilla cubensis, Chelonus texanus y Telenomus spp. C. texanus ha presentado un nivel de parasitismo superior al 80.0 % y Telenomus sp. de 93 %, en condiciones de producción arrocera. Con la presencia de arañas en los arrozales se logra disminuir considerablemente las poblaciones de insectos plagas.

  13. Associations between Dietary Iron and Zinc Intakes, and between Biochemical Iron and Zinc Status in Women

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    Karen Lim

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    Full Text Available Iron and zinc are found in similar foods and absorption of both may be affected by food compounds, thus biochemical iron and zinc status may be related. This cross-sectional study aimed to: (1 describe dietary intakes and biochemical status of iron and zinc; (2 investigate associations between dietary iron and zinc intakes; and (3 investigate associations between biochemical iron and zinc status in a sample of premenopausal women aged 18–50 years who were recruited in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Usual dietary intakes were assessed using a 154-item food frequency questionnaire (n = 379. Iron status was assessed using serum ferritin and hemoglobin, zinc status using serum zinc (standardized to 08:00 collection, and presence of infection/inflammation using C-reactive protein (n = 326. Associations were explored using multiple regression and logistic regression. Mean (SD iron and zinc intakes were 10.5 (3.5 mg/day and 9.3 (3.8 mg/day, respectively. Median (interquartile range serum ferritin was 22 (12–38 μg/L and mean serum zinc concentrations (SD were 12.6 (1.7 μmol/L in fasting samples and 11.8 (2.0 μmol/L in nonfasting samples. For each 1 mg/day increase in dietary iron intake, zinc intake increased by 0.4 mg/day. Each 1 μmol/L increase in serum zinc corresponded to a 6% increase in serum ferritin, however women with low serum zinc concentration (AM fasting < 10.7 μmol/L; AM nonfasting < 10.1 μmol/L were not at increased risk of depleted iron stores (serum ferritin <15 μg/L; p = 0.340. Positive associations were observed between dietary iron and zinc intakes, and between iron and zinc status, however interpreting serum ferritin concentrations was not a useful proxy for estimating the likelihood of low serum zinc concentrations and women with depleted iron stores were not at increased risk of impaired zinc status in this cohort.

  14. Biochemical nature of Russell Bodies.

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    Mossuto, Maria Francesca; Ami, Diletta; Anelli, Tiziana; Fagioli, Claudio; Doglia, Silvia Maria; Sitia, Roberto

    2015-07-30

    Professional secretory cells produce and release abundant proteins. Particularly in case of mutations and/or insufficient chaperoning, these can aggregate and become toxic within or amongst cells. Immunoglobulins (Ig) are no exception. In the extracellular space, certain Ig-L chains form fibrils causing systemic amyloidosis. On the other hand, Ig variants lacking the first constant domain condense in dilated cisternae of the early secretory compartment, called Russell Bodies (RB), frequently observed in plasma cell dyscrasias, autoimmune diseases and chronic infections. RB biogenesis can be recapitulated in lymphoid and non-lymphoid cells by expressing mutant Ig-μ, providing powerful models to investigate the pathophysiology of endoplasmic reticulum storage disorders. Here we analyze the aggregation propensity and the biochemical features of the intra- and extra-cellular Ig deposits in human cells, revealing β-aggregated features for RB.

  15. Biochemical Markers in Neurocritical Care

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    Omidvar Rezae

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available During the past two decades, a variety of serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF biochemical markers in daily clinical practice have been recommended to diagnose and monitor diverse diseases or pathologic situations. It will be essential to develop a panel of biomarkers, to be suitable for evaluation of treatment efficacy, representing distinct phases of injury and recovery and consider the temporal profile of those. Among the possible and different biochemical markers, S100b appeared to fulfill many of optimized criteria of an ideal marker. S100b, a cytosolic low molecular weight dimeric calciumbinding protein from chromosome 21, synthesized in glial cells throughout the CNS, an homodimeric diffusible, belongs to a family of closely related protein, predominantly expressed by astrocytes and Schwann cells and a classic immunohistochemical marker for these cells, is implicated in brain development and neurophysiology. Of the 3 isoforms of S-100, the BB subunit (S100B is present in high concentrations in central and peripheral glial and Schwann cells, Langerhans and anterior pituitary cells, fat, muscle, and bone marrow tissues. The biomarker has shown to be a sensitive marker of clinical and subclinical cerebral damage, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Increasing evidence suggests that the biomarker plays a double function as an intracellular regulator and an extracellular signal of the CNS. S100b is found in the cytoplasm in a soluble form and also is associated with intracellular membranes, centrosomes, microtubules, and type III intermediate filaments. Their genomic organization now is known, and many of their target proteins have been identified, although the mechanisms of regulating S100b secretion are not completely understood and appear to be related to many factors, such as the proinflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a, interleukin (IL-1b, and metabolic stress. 

  16. Biochemical characterization of the GM2 gangliosidosis B1 variant

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    Tutor J.C.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The deficiency of the A isoenzyme of ß-hexosaminidase (Hex produced by different mutations of the gene that codes for the alpha subunit (Tay-Sachs disease has two variants with enzymological differences: the B variant consists of the absence of Hex A isoenzyme and the B1 variant produces an inactive Hex A isoenzyme for the hydrolysis of the GM2 ganglioside and synthetic substrates with negative charge. In contrast to the early childhood form of the B variant, the B1 variant appears at a later clinical stage (3 to 7 years of age with neurodegenerative symptoms leading to the death of the patient in the second decade of life. The most frequent mutation responsible for the GM2 gangliosidosis B1 variant is R178H, which has a widespread geographic and ethnic distribution. The highest incidence has been described in Portugal, which has been suggested as the point of origin of this mutation. Biochemical characterization of this lysosomal disease is carried out using negatively charged synthetic alpha subunit-specific sulfated substrates, since Hex A isoenzyme heat-inactivation assays are not applicable. However, the determination of the apparent activation energy of Hex using the neutral substrate 3,3'-dichlorophenolsulfonphthaleinyl N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminide, may offer a valid alternative. The presence of an alpha subunit in the alphaß heterodimer Hex A means that its activation energy (41.8 kJ/mol is significantly lower than that of the ßß homodimer Hex B (75.1 kJ/mol; however, as mutation inactivates the alpha subunit, the Hex A of the B1 variant presents an activation energy that is similar to that of the Hex B isoenzyme.

  17. Precalculation of the fission gas behaviour in the MOL 7C/6 experiment with the LAKU model

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    Vaeth, L.

    1988-03-01

    The fission gas behaviour in the planned experiment MOL 7C/6 is simulated with the Karlsruhe model LAKU, employing temperatures calculated with the pin behaviour model TRANSURANUS. Two different modes of experimental flow blockage simulation are investigated and compared to an estimated fission gas behaviour during a realistic blockage build-up. The results indicate, that the start-up procedure leading to greatly reduced fission gas content is the more realistic one. Details of the calculations and their results are presented in the report

  18. Procedimiento de obtención de moléculas orgánicas útiles como nuevos agentes surfactantes

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    Corma, Avelino; Iborra Chornet, Sara; Climent Olmedo, María José; Arias Carrascal, Karen Sulay

    2012-01-01

    Procedimiento de obtención de moléculas orgánicas que comprende los siguientes pasos: (a) Un primer paso de eterificación selectiva del grupo hidroximetil del 5-hidroximetilfurfural (HMF) en presencia de, al menos, un compuesto de cadena carbonada y un catalizador ácido para obtener alcoximetilfurfural; (b) Un segundo paso de oxidación selectiva del grupo formil del compuesto obtenido en el primer paso a grupo carboxilato en presencia de al menos un cataliz...

  19. Preparación de moléculas orgánicas útiles como agentes surfactántes

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    Corma, Avelino; Iborra Chornet, Sara; Climent Olmedo, María José; Arias Carrascal, Karen Sulay

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    Procedimiento de obtención de moléculas orgánicas que comprende, al menos, los siguientes pasos: a) un primer paso de esterificación oxidativa selectiva del grupo formil del HMF con metanol en presencia de, al menos, un catalizador metálico y un agente oxidante; b) un segundo paso de eterificación selectiva del grupo hidroximetil del compuesto obtenido en el primer paso en presencia de, al menos, un compuesto con estructura hidrocarbonada, y un catalizador ...

  20. NMR study on the Li diffusion in a cathode material of amorphous vanadium pentoxide-5 mol% phosphorus pentoxide

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    Asai, T.; Sugimoto, S.; Kawai, S.

    1989-01-01

    Diffusion properties of Li ion in a cathode material of amorphous Li chi V 2 O 5 with 5 mol% P 2 O 5 (chi=0.2-2) studied by means of Li NMR. From the relaxation time, the diffusion coefficient at 25 0 C is obtained. From the second moment, Li + ions seemed to occupy sites approximately 2.9 A apart in a large cavity similar to that in the crystalline V 2 O 5 . It is suggested that there are three kinds of sites for the Li + ion in the cavity, and that the ion changes the site of one kind to the others at chi≅0.6

  1. Effects of chemical synthesis parameters on the Zr O2: 8% mol Mg O solid electrolytes electric conductivity and microstructure

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    Avila, D.M.; Muccillo, E.N.S.

    1996-01-01

    Electrical conductivity measurements and scanning electron microscope observations have been done in Zr O 2 - 8 mol % Mg O solid electrolytes. The main purpose was to investigate to what extent some processing variables can influence the electrical behaviour and microstructural characteristics of the sintered ceramic. Zirconia powders have been prepared under different pH and temperature of precipitation, and washing media conditions. The results show that many structural characteristics of the calcined powders are 'lost' during sintering, giving rise to ceramics with similar electrical properties, besides minor differences in the final microstructure. The washing media play the major role on both microstructural development and electrical conductivity. (author)

  2. Measurements of plume geometry and argon-41 radiation field at the BR1 reactor in Mol, Belgium

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    Drews, M.; Joergensen, H.; Lauritzen, Bent; Mikkelsen, T.; Aage, H.K.; Korsbech, U.; Bargholz, K.; Rojas-Palma, C.; Ammel, R. van

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    An atmospheric dispersion experiment was conducted using a visible tracer along with the routine releases of 41 Ar from the BR1 air-cooled research reactor in Mol. In the experiment, simultaneous measurements of the radiation field from the 41 Ar decay, the meteorology, the 41 Ar source term and plume geometry were performed. The visible tracer was injected into the reactor emission stack, and the plume cross section determined by Lidar scanning of the released aerosols. The data collected in the exercise provide a valuable resource for atmospheric dispersion and dose rate modeling. (au)

  3. Avifauna en sistemas silvopastoriles en el Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano, Tabasco, México

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    Noel González-Valdivia

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas silvopastoriles contienen rasgos ecológicos y económicos que contribuyen con la conservación de comunidades florísticas y faunísticas que en ellas se desarrollan. Entre otras comunidades faunísticas se encuentra la avifauna la cual es un grupo representativo de las alteraciones del habitat, tanto a nivel específico como grupo functional. Con el objetivo de atender la iniciativa de Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano en Tabasco, México, se analizó la diversidad de aves en dos sistemas silvopastoriles: árboles dispersos en potreros (ADP y árboles en cercos o linderos (AL. Se aplicó el método de punto de conteo de radio fijo en tres sitios prioritarios del CBM de Tabasco, ubicados en los municipios: Huimanguillo, Tacotalpa y Tenosique. Los datos provienen de las estaciones seca y húmeda del 2011. Se registraron 2 084 aves de 154 especies (79-89% del esperado y 36 familias. Se detectaron 92, 87 y 85 especies, incluyendo 35 protegidas, con 23, 19 y 16 en Huimanguillo, Tacotalpa y Tenosique, respectivamente. Todos los sitios mostraron alta diversidad (H’≥3.20, baja dominancia de especies (D≥0.08 y alta equidad (J≥0.77. La composición de especies mostró diferencias entre sitios, con mayor similitud entre Tacotalpa y Tenosique. Diez especies pueden considerarse características de los sitios. Aunque en los sistemas silvopastoriles se refugian aves protegidas, el componente arbóreo es poco diverso y corresponde a especies de sucesión secundaria temprana, lo que limita a las aves frugívoras y especialistas de bosque. Diversificar estos sistemas con árboles nativos puede mejorar estos hábitats complementarios e incrementar la conectividad del paisaje para cumplir con los objetivos del CBM en la conservación de la biodiversidad y provisión de bienes a las poblaciones humanas.

  4. La noción de sujeto en Antropología Biológica

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    Lahitte, Héctor Blas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Definir la noción de sujeto en antropología biológica alude-al menos-a dos preguntas: ¿qué es un ser vivo? ¿a partir de qué condición/es nos hacemos humanos?. Sin entrar a discutir la inmensa variedad de posiciones a propósito del entendimiento de lo humano; sí podemos afirmar que todo intento de comprensión fundado en la interacción de naturaleza y entorno posee al menos sentido común. Cualquier batalla que destaque exageradamente la importancia de uno u otro resultará agotadoramente inútil. Mi punto de vista, no respalda ni al nativismo partidario de la herencia ni al ambientalismo partidario del entorno. Creo que herencia y ambiente son dos perspectivas de un saber único para explicar nuestra condición. Los seres humanos somos seres sociales, vivimos nuestro ser cotidiano, en permanente relación con el ser de otros. Al mismo tiempo somos el devenir de experiencias individuales intransferibles. Como seres vivos somos sistemas determinados estructuralmente: todo ocurre en nosotros, a modo de cambios producidos como resultado de nuestra organización interna, o como condición de nuestras interacciones con el medio. -La conducta de cualquier ser vivo es adecuada si sus cambios ocurren en congruencia con los cambios del medio. -Nuestro llegar a ser es siempre resultado de dos procesos: conservación y variación. El dominio social humano, posee un mecanismo fundamental; el lenguaje: surge como característica del proceso que le da origen. Nos hacemos humanos en y por el lenguaje desde él accedemos a la autobservación y autoconciencia. Como bien expresa M. Ridley: "...la naturaleza humana es una mezcla de los principios de Darwin, la herencia de Galton, los instintos de James, los genes de De Vries, los reflejos de Pavlov, las asociaciones de Watson, la historia de Kraepelin, la experiencia positiva de Freud, la cultura de Boas, la división del trabajo de Durkheim, el desarrollo de Piaget y la creación de lazos afectivos de

  5. Prevalence of biochemical and immunological abnormalities in ...

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    Tile prevalence of biochemical and immunological abnormalities was studied in a group of 256 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (104 coloureds, 100 whites and 52 blacks). The most common biochemical abnormalities detected were a reduction in the serum creatinine value (43,4%), raised globulins (39,7%), raised serum ...

  6. 3d-modelling workflows for trans-nationally shared geological models - first approaches from the project GeoMol

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    Rupf, Isabel

    2013-04-01

    To meet the EU's ambitious targets for carbon emission reduction, renewable energy production has to be strongly upgraded and made more efficient for grid energy storage. Alpine Foreland Basins feature a unique geological inventory which can contribute substantially to tackle these challenges. They offer a geothermal potential and storage capacity for compressed air, as well as space for underground storage of CO2. Exploiting these natural subsurface resources will strongly compete with existing oil and gas claims and groundwater issues. The project GeoMol will provide consistent 3-dimensional subsurface information about the Alpine Foreland Basins based on a holistic and transnational approach. Core of the project GeoMol is a geological framework model for the entire Northern Molasse Basin, complemented by five detailed models in pilot areas, also in the Po Basin, which are dedicated to specific questions of subsurface use. The models will consist of up to 13 litho-stratigraphic horizons ranging from the Cenozoic basin fill down to Mesozoic and late Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and the crystalline basement. More than 5000 wells and 28 000 km seismic lines serve as input data sets for the geological subsurface model. The data have multiple sources and various acquisition dates, and their interpretations have gone through several paradigm changes. Therefore, it is necessary to standardize the data with regards to technical parameters and content prior to further analysis (cf. Capar et al. 2013, EGU2013-5349). Each partner will build its own geological subsurface model with different software solutions for seismic interpretation and 3d-modelling. Therefore, 3d-modelling follows different software- and partner-specific workflows. One of the main challenges of the project is to ensure a seamlessly fitting framework model. It is necessary to define several milestones for cross border checks during the whole modelling process. Hence, the main input data set of the

  7. Biochemical characterization of the maltokinase from Mycobacterium bovis BCG

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    Lamosa Pedro

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Maltose-1-phosphate was detected in Mycobacterium bovis BCG extracts in the 1960's but a maltose-1-phosphate synthetase (maltokinase, Mak was only much later purified from Actinoplanes missouriensis, allowing the identification of the mak gene. Recently, this metabolite was proposed to be the intermediate in a pathway linking trehalose with the synthesis of glycogen in M. smegmatis. Although the M. tuberculosis H37Rv mak gene (Rv0127 was considered essential for growth, no mycobacterial Mak has, to date, been characterized. Results The sequence of the Mak from M. bovis BCG was identical to that from M. tuberculosis strains (99-100% amino acid identity. The enzyme was dependent on maltose and ATP, although GTP and UTP could be used to produce maltose-1-phosphate, which we identified by TLC and characterized by NMR. The Km for maltose was 2.52 ± 0.40 mM and 0.74 ± 0.12 mM for ATP; the Vmax was 21.05 ± 0.89 μmol/min.mg-1. Divalent cations were required for activity and Mg2+ was the best activator. The enzyme was a monomer in solution, had maximal activity at 60°C, between pH 7 and 9 (at 37°C and was unstable on ice and upon freeze/thawing. The addition of 50 mM NaCl markedly enhanced Mak stability. Conclusions The unknown role of maltokinases in mycobacterial metabolism and the lack of biochemical data led us to express the mak gene from M. bovis BCG for biochemical characterization. This is the first mycobacterial Mak to be characterized and its properties represent essential knowledge towards deeper understanding of mycobacterial physiology. Since Mak may be a potential drug target in M. tuberculosis, its high-level production and purification in bioactive form provide important tools for further functional and structural studies.

  8. Classification of a Haemophilus influenzae ABC Transporter HI1470/71 through Its Cognate Molybdate Periplasmic Binding Protein, MolA

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    Tirado-Lee, Leidamarie; Lee, Allen; Rees, Douglas C.; Pinkett, Heather W. (CIT); (NWU)

    2014-10-02

    molA (HI1472) from H. influenzae encodes a periplasmic binding protein (PBP) that delivers substrate to the ABC transporter MolB{sub 2}C{sub 2} (formerly HI1470/71). The structures of MolA with molybdate and tungstate in the binding pocket were solved to 1.6 and 1.7 {angstrom} resolution, respectively. The MolA-binding protein binds molybdate and tungstate, but not other oxyanions such as sulfate and phosphate, making it the first class III molybdate-binding protein structurally solved. The {approx}100 {mu}M binding affinity for tungstate and molybdate is significantly lower than observed for the class II ModA molybdate-binding proteins that have nanomolar to low micromolar affinity for molybdate. The presence of two molybdate loci in H. influenzae suggests multiple transport systems for one substrate, with molABC constituting a low-affinity molybdate locus.

  9. Organic and biochemical synthesis group

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    1976-01-01

    Stable isotopes, because of their unique properties and non-radioactive nature, have great potential for many fields of science and technology. In particular, isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur (the basic building blocks of all biological molecules) would be widely used in biomedical and environmental research if they were economically available in sufficient quantities and in the required chemical forms. The major objective of our program continues to be stimulation of the widespread utilization of stable isotopes and commercial involvement through development and demonstration of applications which have potential requirements for large quantities of isotopes. Thus, demand will be created which is necessary for large-scale production of stable isotopes and labeled compounds and concomitant low unit costs. The program continues to produce a variety of labeled materials needed for clinical, biomedical, chemical, and environmental applications which serve as effective demonstrations of unique and advantageous utilization of stable isotopes. Future commercial involvement should benefit, and is a consideration in our research and development, from the technology transfer that can readily be made as a result of our organic and biochemical syntheses and also of various techniques involved in applications

  10. El enemigo olvidado: la ricina y su amenaza como arma biológica a los Estados Unidos

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    Martínez Pantoja, Yadira Ixchel

    2005-01-01

    El riesgo latente de un ataque terrorista con armas nucleares fue el centro de atención de todas las agencias de seguridad de los Estados Unidos y las naciones aliadas durante la Guerra Fría. Sin embargo, los avances en la genética y la biotecnología han puesto en manos terroristas nuevas armas para vulnerar la seguridad nacional estadounidense: los agentes biológicos. Además, los ataques del 11 de Septiembre modificaron el concepto de seguridad nacional forzando a los depar...

  11. Entendendo o papel de marcadores biológicos no câncer de pulmão

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    CAPELOZZI VERA LUIZA

    2001-01-01

    Marcadores biológicos são componentes celulares, estruturais e bioquímicos, que podem definir alterações celulares e moleculares tanto em células normais quanto aquelas associadas a transformação maligna. Podem ser de dois tipos: 1) marcadores intermediários, que medem alterações celulares e moleculares antes do aparecimento da malignidade; 2) marcadores diagnósticos, presentes em associação com a malignidade. O processo de identificação e validação para uso clínico do marcador tem diversas e...

  12. Factores de riesgo para el desarrollo psicomotor en lactantes nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas

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    Isidora de Andraca; Paulina Pino; Alicia de La Parra; Francisca Rivera; Marcela Castillo

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVO: Evaluar el efecto de factores de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil en niños, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas pero expuestos a condiciones sociales adversas. METODOLOGÍA: Lactantes de ambos sexos em número de 788, fueron exhaustivamente estudiados en términos de: alimentación, crecimiento, ambiente físico y psicosocial. Se controlaron prospectivamente hasta los 12 meses de edad, momento en que se evaluó el desarrollo mental (MDI) y motor (PDI...

  13. Toxicidad biológica de cepas nativas de Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner en larvas de Tecia solanivora Povolny

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    Paola Martínez

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available La biodiversidad microbiológica de los suelos del departamento de Boyacá aún no ha sido explorada en toda su magnitud y existen microorganismos, como en el caso de Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt, que pueden emplearse para el desarrollo de estrategias biológicas de control de plagas en el futuro. Por lo anterior, el presente trabajo evaluó la actividad biológica, expresada como  toxicidad, de cepas nativas de B. thuringiensis en la Polilla Guatemalteca  de  la  papa  Tecia  solanivora Povolny, una de  las plagas más  limitantes en el cultivo de papa en la región andina colombiana. Esta  evaluación  se  realizó con  aislados de  Bt obtenidos y conservados por el Grupo de Manejo Biológico de Cultivos (GMBC en el Laboratorio de Control Biológico de la UPTC, colectados de muestras de  suelo en  la Provincia Centro de Boyacá y  previamente  caracterizados  macro  y microscópicamente.  La   toxicidad  se  evaluó mediante bioensayos con larvas de primer instar de  T.  solanivora,  utilizando  el método  decontaminación superficial de cubos de papa. Se evaluó  la mortalidad  ocho  días  después  de montado  el  bioensayo  y  se  determinó, igualmente,  la Concentración letal media (Cl 50 de las cepas que presentaron  la mayor actividad  tóxica en  los  bioensayos  iniciales.  Los  aislamientosGMBC-B054, GMBC-B071, GMBC-B076, GMBC- B098, GMBC-B111 y GMBC-B117 fueron  los más activos, con Cl 50 de 1.08x106, 4.24x106, 5.12x106, 4.36x103, 3.56x103  y  1.19x104  esporas  · mL-1,respectivamente.

  14. Propuestas para una gestión de la diversidad biológica del Perú

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    Vilchez Navarro, María Hortensia; Vilchez Navarro, María Hortensia

    2004-01-01

    El presente documento representa un esfuerzo por encontrar alternativas para mejorar la gestión de la diversidad biológica del Perú desde de una perspectiva global, procurando integrar conservación y desarrollo, bajo el enfoque del desarrollo sostenible. El trabajo consta de cuatro partes que se desarrollan en 14 capítulos. La Primera parte aborda aspectos relativos a los objetivos, la metodología de investigación y el marco teórico que sirven de base para la comprensión de la gestión de la b...

  15. Sintesis y evaluación biológica de nuevos derivados de tipo imidazolina y etanolamina fluorados

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    Flores Penalba, Sonia

    2011-01-01

    Una de las principales áreas de interés de la química orgánica es la búsqueda de nuevos compuestos con actividad biológica. En este sentido cabe destacar el especial interés que despiertan los compuestos nitrogenados debido a que constituyen una de las familias más numerosas entre las biomoléculas y que están implicados en múltiples procesos a nivel metabólico y estructural. Un ejemplo representativo los constituyen los compuestos de tipo etanolamina, ampliamente estudiados por sus variad...

  16. Estudios fisicoqu??micos y biol??gicos de un nuevo derivado de la eritromicina: el folato de eritromicina

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    Manna, P.K.; Kumaran, V.; Mohanta, G.P.

    2005-01-01

    Se prepar?? un derivado nuevo de la eritromicina, el folato de eritromicina, y se evaluaron sus propiedades fisicoqu??micas y biol??gicas. El derivado presenta una buena solubilidad en metanol, etanol y propileno glicol. Los valores de los coeficientes de partici??n, que fueron 1,12 y 1,10 en sistemas de cloroformo/agua y octanol/agua respectivamente, indican que probablemente se distribuya bien in vivo. La potencia in vitro del derivado, 716 ??g/mg, es mayor que la de derivados e...

  17. Estudio del Efecto de Acciones Químicas y Biológicas sobre la Masa Panaria

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    Bot, Beatriz Rosalía Ida

    2010-01-01

    El pan es un producto de consumo masivo al que se le suelen agregar a los ingredientes básicos (harina, agua, levadura y sal) oxidantes, emulsionantes, conservantes, entre otros, para mejorar la calidad del producto. La fermentación es relevante en las características del pan, es realizado por levaduras biológicas ya sean de producción industrial (cepa pura de Saccharomyces cereviceae), o de producción artesanal (masa madre). En el presente trabajo se estudió el efecto d...

  18. Estudo fitoquímico e ensaios biológicos de Davilla Kunthii A. St. Hil (Dilleniaceae)

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    Leandro da Silva Nascimento

    2014-01-01

    O uso de plantas ou extratos de plantas para propósitos medicinais tem sido realizado a milhares de anos. O estudo químico e biológico de plantas constitui numa estratégia alternativa na procura de novos agentes terapêuticos para a identificação de compostos bioativos. A espécie Davilla kunthii A. St. Hil, pertencente à família Dilleniaceae, é conhecida popularmente como cipódefogo e podem ser encontradas em regiões de savana. Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar o estudo fitoquímico e e...

  19. Estudio de procesos biológicos de tratamiento de residuos basado en la modelización

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    Magrí Aloy, Albert; Flotats Ripoll, Xavier; Solé-Mauri, Francina; Illa Alibes, Josep

    2006-01-01

    Los modelos matemáticos se han convertido en una herramienta básica para aumentar la comprensión de los procesos biológicos relacionados con el tratamiento de residuos orgánicos. En este sentido, la modelación permite crear un lenguaje de comunicación común, orientar el diseño experimental, evaluar resultados, contrastar hipótesis, revelar relaciones entre variables, prever la evolución de sistemas y, en definitiva, diseñar estrategias de gestión y tratamiento op...

  20. Salud del suelo: en la búsqueda de un indicador biológico de sustentabilidad

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    Ortíz, Jimena; Faggioli, Valeria; Ullé, Jorge A.

    2015-01-01

    Los indicadores de calidad de suelo han sido motivo de numerosas investigaciones en los últimos años. Sin embargo, la complejidad en la interpretación de los resultados de laboratorio dificulta su implementación tanto para los productores como para el asesor. Es por ello que el objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el comportamiento de indicadores biológicos de suelo sobre diferentes intensidades de manejo orgánico, con énfasis en el coeficiente metabólico. Se analizó un set de datos provenien...

  1. Actividad contra Leishmania sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) de plantas en una Reserva Biológica de Costa Rica

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    Misael Chinchilla-Carmona; Idalia Valerio-Campos; Ronald Sánchez-Porras; Vanessa Bagnarello-Madrigal; Laura Martínez-Esquivel; Antonieta González-Paniagua; Javier Alpizar-Cordero; Maribel Cordero-Villalobos; Daniela Rodríguez-Chaves

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    La leishmaniosis es una enfermedad muy importante para el ser humano pero su tratamiento es bastante difícil. Por esta razón muchos investigadores han venido buscando plantas que contengan componentes químicos activos contra esta parasitosis. En Costa Rica no se tienen estudios al respecto y por eso el objetivo de este estudio fue la búsqueda de componentes activos contra Leishmania sp. en plantas de Costa Rica; 67 especies de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB) fueron selecci...

  2. Antártica: fuente de recursos biológicos para la biotecnología nacional

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    Blamey, J.

    2008-01-01

    En diciembre del 2007, Innova-Chile de CORFO aprobó el financiamiento del proyecto “Antártica: Fuente de recursos biológicos para la biotecnología nacional”. Este proyecto tiene como fin crear una plataforma que facilite el acceso a los recursos antárticos de microorganismos y plantas, de una forma que permitirá su valorización para la biotecnología chilena y su desarrollo científico en el área. Por sus únicas condiciones de aislamiento y bajas temperaturas, la Antártica alberga un potencial ...

  3. Excitação e fotoabsorção de moléculas interestelares no ultra violeta

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    Rodrigues, A. M. F.; Boechat-Roberty, H. M.; Souza, G. B.; Turci, C. C.

    2003-08-01

    O estudo dos processos de excitação, fotoabsorção e ionização molecular nas nuvens interestelar, permite a análise dos processos químicos, como a formação e destruição de moléculas, até mesmo daquelas que dão origem à vida. Acredita-se que as moléculas como CS2, NH3, CO2 e N2O estão presentes nas nuvens onde são formadas as estrelas e seus sistemas planetários. Estas moléculas são congeladas na superfície de objetos densos, como aqueles encontrados na Nuvem de Oort do nosso Sistema Solar. Quando esses objetos (cometas) desprendem-se dessa região, aproximam-se do Sol, sofrem a interação da radição Ultra Violeta (UV), passam à fase gasosa e são bombardeados por íons e elétrons presentes nos ventos solares. Obtivemos os espectros de fotoabsorção do CS2, NH3 e N2O na faixa do UV, convertendo espectros de Perda de Energia de Elétrons, medidos no menor ângulo de espalhamento e na energia de impacto de 1000 eV. Destes espectros determinamos os valores de força de oscilador (f) e de seção de choque absolutas na faixa de 500 a 2000 Å. Para tal, estudamos e comparamos dois diferentes métodos de conversão. Neste trabalho também geramos muitos dados moleculares como, valores absolutos de seção de choque elástica em função do ângulo de espalhamento e a distribuição de força do oscilador generalizada (df/dE) em função da energia de excitação para diversos ângulos de espalhamento. Comparando nossos espectros de fotoabsorção com o espectro da atmosfera de Júpiter, obtido pelo Telescópio Espacial Hubble, logo após o impacto do cometa Shoemaker-Levy 9, confirmamos a presença do CS2 e da amônia.

  4. Preliminary analysis of construction of the test drift in boom clay at Mol using plasticity solutions and finite elements

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    Mair, R.J.; Taylor, R.N.; Higgins, K.G.; Potts, D.M.

    1989-01-01

    Analyses have been undertaken on an advancing tunnel heading at great depth in a clay formation corresponding to the test drift construction at Mol. Belgium. Simplifying assumptions enable plasticity solutions to be used to model the behaviour of a tunnel heading in a linear elastic-perfectly plastic soil. Finite element analysis with the same soil model has been undertaken of the test drift construction, assuming axisymmetric conditions. The results are compared with the plasticity solutions and with the measurements of lining stresses, soil movements and pore pressures by SCK/CEN. Good agreement is obtained between the plasticity solutions and finite element analysis. The measured immediate build-up of stress on the linings is well-predicted and reasonable agreement is obtained between predicted and measured soil movements. The measured pore-pressure changes are poorly predicted by the analyses

  5. ExoMol line lists - XXIX. The rotation-vibration spectrum of methyl chloride up to 1200 K

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    Owens, A.; Yachmenev, A.; Thiel, W.; Fateev, A.; Tennyson, J.; Yurchenko, S. N.

    2018-06-01

    Comprehensive rotation-vibration line lists are presented for the two main isotopologues of methyl chloride, 12CH335Cl and 12CH337Cl. The line lists, OYT-35 and OYT-37, are suitable for temperatures up to T = 1200 K and consider transitions with rotational excitation up to J = 85 in the wavenumber range 0-6400 cm-1 (wavelengths λ > 1.56 μm). Over 166 billion transitions between 10.2 million energy levels have been calculated variationally for each line list using a new empirically refined potential energy surface, determined by refining to 739 experimentally derived energy levels up to J = 5, and an established ab initio dipole moment surface. The OYT line lists show excellent agreement with newly measured high-temperature infrared absorption cross-sections, reproducing both strong and weak intensity features across the spectrum. The line lists are available from the ExoMol database and the CDS database.

  6. Structure and optical homogeneity of LiNbO3:Zn (0.03–4.5 mol.%) crystals

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    Sidorov, Nikolay; Tepljakova, Natalja; Gabain, Aleksei; Yanichev, Aleksander; Palatnikov, Mikhail

    2014-01-01

    Structure and optical homogeneity of LiNbO 3 :Zn (0.03–4.5 mol.%) crystals were searched by photoinduced light scattering and by Raman spectroscopy. The photorefractive effect depends on Zn 2+ concentration nonmonotonically. Decrease of photorefractive effect is explained by decrease of structure defects with localized electrons. The Zn 2+ cations replace structure defects Nb Li and Li Nb , trapping levels appear near the bottom of the conduction band and photo electrons recombine with emission under laser radiation. By the Raman spectra the area of the high structure order is found. In this area the own alternation, the alternation of impurity cations and the vacancies along the polar axis is almost perfect

  7. Procedimiento de obtención de nanopartículas metálicas funcionalizadas con moléculas orgánicas fluorescentes

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    Zaderenko, Paula; Caro Salazar, Carlos Alberto; Mejías Romero, José Antonio; Sayagués, María Jesús

    2011-01-01

    [ES] La presente invención se refiere a un procedimiento de obtención de nanopartículas metálicas funcionalizadas con moléculas orgánicas fluorescentes mediante el tratamiento de una o más sales metálicas con un agente reductor en presencia de una molécula orgánica fluorescente. La invención se refiere también a las nanopartículas metálicas obtenibles por dicho procedimiento y a su uso para la detección de moléculas yanalitos.

  8. Características biológicas del tejido adiposo: el adipocito como célula endocrina

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    Reyes J. Marcela, Dra.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La obesidad se caracteriza por un aumento de la masa adiposa secundaria a un balance energético positivo mantenido en el tiempo. El incremento en el volumen del tejido adiposo se acompaña de otros cambios en las características biológicas habituales de éste, que se vuelve disfuncional. El depósito visceral de la grasa, la hipertrofia y cambio del perfil secretor de los adipocitos, junto con la infiltración del tejido adiposo por células inflamatorias son algunas de las características que determinan una comunicación alterada del tejido adiposo con otros órganos. Se ha planteado que la disfunción del tejido adiposo, explicaría parte de la etiopatogenia de las enfermedades metabólicas y cardiovasculares asociadas a obesidad; sujetos obesos que mantienen un tejido adiposo funcional no presentan las alteraciones metabólicas propias de la malnutrición por exceso. La modulación de las características biológicas del tejido adiposo permitiría tener un menor riesgo cardiovascular asociado a obesidad.

  9. Aspectos étnicos, biológicos e químicos de Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae

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    T. M. KANEKO

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    Full Text Available Senna occidentalis (sin. Cassia occidentalis é um arbusto perene nativo da América do Sul e distribuída em regiões tropicais ao redor do mundo, frequentemente contaminando pastos e culturas de cereais. Inúmeros estudos demonstraram que esta planta é tóxica para animais. Na medicina popular, tribos americanas, africanas e indianas usam preparações da S. occidentalis como tônico, estomáquico, febrífugo, laxante e antimicrobiano. Diversas propriedades biológicas da espécie já foram comprovadas, tais como a antibacteriana, antifúngica, antimalárica, antitumoral e hepatoprotetora. As análises fitoquímicas evidenciaram que as antraquinonas, os flavonóides e outros derivados fenólicos são os seus principais constituintes. Esta revisão apresenta dados etnofarmacológicos, químicos e biológicos publicados na literatura sobre S. occidentalis. Palavras-chave: Senna occidentalis. Cassia occidentalis. Fabaceae. Leguminosae. Caesalpinioideae. Fedegoso.

  10. Biochemical thermodynamics: applications of Mathematica.

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    Alberty, Robert A

    2006-01-01

    reactants. Thus loading this package makes available 774 mathematical functions for these properties. These functions can be added and subtracted to obtain changes in these properties in biochemical reactions and apparent equilibrium constants.

  11. Morphological, physiological and biochemical studies on Pyricularia ...

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    SARAH

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    Feb 28, 2014 ... compounds seem to reflect inherent biochemical and physiological differences among P. grisea isolates .... solutions for imaging and microscopy, soft image system .... characteristics among 12 P. grisea isolates from rice were.

  12. Biochemical changes in blood caused by radioisotopes

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    Zapol'skaya, N.A.; Fedorova, A.V.

    1975-01-01

    The changes were studied occurring in some biochemical indicators in blood at chronic peroral administration of strontium-90, cesium-137 and iodine-131 in amounts resulting in accumulation of commensurable doses in critical organs corresponding to each isotope

  13. Biochemical and kinetic characterization of geranylgeraniol 18 ...

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    Jul 22, 2015 ... biochemical characterization of GGOH 18-hydroxylase activity in the microsomal fraction from C. .... method as previously described (Chanama et al., 2009). Briefly, 30 g of frozen ..... Catalytic properties of the plant cytochrome.

  14. Short Report Biochemical derangements prior to emergency ...

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    MMJ VOL 29 (1): March 2017. Biochemical derangements prior to emergency laparotomy at QECH 55. Malawi Medical Journal 29 (1): March 2017 ... Venepuncture was performed preoperatively for urgent cases, defined as those requiring.

  15. A Program on Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering.

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    San, Ka-Yiu; McIntire, Larry V.

    1989-01-01

    Presents an introduction to the Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering program at Rice University. Describes the development of the academic and enhancement programs, including organizational structure and research project titles. (YP)

  16. Raman spectroscopic biochemical mapping of tissues

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    Stone, Nicholas; Hart Prieto, Maria C.; Kendall, Catherine A.; Shetty, Geeta; Barr, Hugh

    2006-02-01

    Advances in technologies have brought us closer to routine spectroscopic diagnosis of early malignant disease. However, there is still a poor understanding of the carcinogenesis process. For example it is not known whether many cancers follow a logical sequence from dysplasia, to carcinoma in situ, to invasion. Biochemical tissue changes, triggered by genetic mutations, precede morphological and structural changes. These can be probed using Raman or FTIR microspectroscopy and the spectra analysed for biochemical constituents. Local microscopic distribution of various constituents can then be visualised. Raman mapping has been performed on a number of tissues including oesophagus, breast, bladder and prostate. The biochemical constituents have been calculated at each point using basis spectra and least squares analysis. The residual of the least squares fit indicates any unfit spectral components. The biochemical distribution will be compared with the defined histopathological boundaries. The distribution of nucleic acids, glycogen, actin, collagen I, III, IV, lipids and others appear to follow expected patterns.

  17. [Biochemical diagnostics of fatal opium intoxication].

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    Papyshev, I P; Astashkina, O G; Tuchik, E S; Nikolaev, B S; Cherniaev, A L

    2013-01-01

    Biochemical diagnostics of fatal opium intoxication remains a topical problem in forensic medical science and practice. We investigated materials obtained in the course of forensic medical expertise of the cases of fatal opium intoxication. The study revealed significant differences between myoglobin levels in blood, urine, myocardium, and skeletal muscles. The proposed approach to biochemical diagnostics of fatal opium intoxication enhances the accuracy and the level of evidence of expert conclusions.

  18. Improving Marine Ecosystem Models with Biochemical Tracers

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    Pethybridge, Heidi R.; Choy, C. Anela; Polovina, Jeffrey J.; Fulton, Elizabeth A.

    2018-01-01

    Empirical data on food web dynamics and predator-prey interactions underpin ecosystem models, which are increasingly used to support strategic management of marine resources. These data have traditionally derived from stomach content analysis, but new and complementary forms of ecological data are increasingly available from biochemical tracer techniques. Extensive opportunities exist to improve the empirical robustness of ecosystem models through the incorporation of biochemical tracer data and derived indices, an area that is rapidly expanding because of advances in analytical developments and sophisticated statistical techniques. Here, we explore the trophic information required by ecosystem model frameworks (species, individual, and size based) and match them to the most commonly used biochemical tracers (bulk tissue and compound-specific stable isotopes, fatty acids, and trace elements). Key quantitative parameters derived from biochemical tracers include estimates of diet composition, niche width, and trophic position. Biochemical tracers also provide powerful insight into the spatial and temporal variability of food web structure and the characterization of dominant basal and microbial food web groups. A major challenge in incorporating biochemical tracer data into ecosystem models is scale and data type mismatches, which can be overcome with greater knowledge exchange and numerical approaches that transform, integrate, and visualize data.

  19. RMBNToolbox: random models for biochemical networks

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    Niemi Jari

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is an increasing interest to model biochemical and cell biological networks, as well as to the computational analysis of these models. The development of analysis methodologies and related software is rapid in the field. However, the number of available models is still relatively small and the model sizes remain limited. The lack of kinetic information is usually the limiting factor for the construction of detailed simulation models. Results We present a computational toolbox for generating random biochemical network models which mimic real biochemical networks. The toolbox is called Random Models for Biochemical Networks. The toolbox works in the Matlab environment, and it makes it possible to generate various network structures, stoichiometries, kinetic laws for reactions, and parameters therein. The generation can be based on statistical rules and distributions, and more detailed information of real biochemical networks can be used in situations where it is known. The toolbox can be easily extended. The resulting network models can be exported in the format of Systems Biology Markup Language. Conclusion While more information is accumulating on biochemical networks, random networks can be used as an intermediate step towards their better understanding. Random networks make it possible to study the effects of various network characteristics to the overall behavior of the network. Moreover, the construction of artificial network models provides the ground truth data needed in the validation of various computational methods in the fields of parameter estimation and data analysis.

  20. Effect of ortho-substituted aniline on the corrosion protection of aluminum in 2 mol/L H2SO4 solution

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    El-Deeb, Mohamed M.; Alshammari, Hamed M.; Abdel-Azeim, Safwat

    2017-01-01

    Corrosion protection of aluminum in 2 mol/L HSO solution is examined in the presence of ortho-substituted aniline derivatives using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements. Density function theory (DFT

  1. Observation des cycles enzymatiques des ADN topoisomérases par micromanipulation de molécules individuelles

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    Strick, Terence R.; Charvin, Gilles; Dekker, Nynke H.; Allemand, Jean-François; Bensimon, David; Croquette, Vincent

    In this article, we describe single-molecule assays using magnetic traps and we applied these assays to topoisomerase enzymes which unwind and disentangle DNA molecules. First, the elasticity of single DNA molecule is characterized using the magnetic trap. We show that a twisting constraint may be easily applied and that its effect upon DNA may be measured accurately. Then we describe how the topoisomerase activity may be observed at the single-molecule level giving direct access to the important biological parameters of the enzyme such as velocity and processivity. Furthermore, individual cycles of unwinding can be observed in real time. This permits an accurate characterization of the enzyme's biochemical cycle. The data treatment required to identify and analyze individual topoisomerization cycles will be presented in detail. This analysis is applicable to a wide variety of molecular motors. To cite this article: T.R. Strick et al., C. R. Physique 3 (2002) 595-618.

  2. Properties of lithium disilicate reinforced with ZrO_2 (3mol%Y_2O_3

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    Alves, M.F.R.P.; Cossu, C.M.F.A.; Santos, C.; Simba, B.G.

    2016-01-01

    The new generation of dental ceramics based on lithium disilicate, Li_2Si_2O_5, allows the production of restorative prosthetic with reduced times compared to alumina and / or zirconia (Y-TZP). A great limitation of their use is related low fracture strength of such glass-ceramics, which reduces their use in unit fixed prosthesis. In this work, lithium disilicate reinforced with 10% ZrO_2 (3-mol% Y_2O_3) is characterized by relative density, crystalline phase, hardness, fracture toughness and microstructural aspects. Lithium metasilicate and tetragonal zirconia, prior to heat treatment. After thermal treatment under vacuum at 840 deg C-8min the lithium metasilicate is converted to lithium disilicate as the ZrO_2 phase remains in the tetragonal structure. This maintenance of the tetragonal phase ensures the material a good fracture toughness, reaching average values near 2MPam"1"/"2, while the average hardness of 600HV. Morphological analysis of the samples indicates that ZrO_2 particles are uniformly dispersed in the matrix composed of high aspect ratio lithium disilicate grains, which contributes to the results presented.. A critical analysis of the performance of toughening mechanisms such as cracks deflection, phase transformation of ZrO_2 (T-M), residual stress between the matrix and the reinforcement are presented, discussed and compared with other ceramic materials used in dentistry restorer. (author)

  3. Diagnostic moléculaire de la présence de mildiou (Plasmopara halstedii dans les semences de tournesol

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    Says-Lesage Véronique

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Le mildiou du tournesol, causé par l’oomycète Plasmopara halstedii, est une maladie potentiellement dévastatrice et économiquement importante. Du fait du risque de propagation de la maladie par les semences infectées et de l’observation croissante de l’apparition d’isolats résistants au métalaxyl, il est apparu nécessaire de mettre au point une méthode de détection du parasite dans les graines ou les tissus de la plante. Nous avons donc développé un test moléculaire pour le diagnostic de la présence du mildiou dans les semences. Plusieurs méthodes d’extraction ont été comparées pour améliorer le rendement et la qualité de l’ADN du parasite présent en faible quantité. Des échantillons de graines contaminées entières et décortiquées ont été analysés par PCR, avec des amorces spécifiques de Plasmopara halstedii. L’ADN de l’agent pathogène est toujours détecté, notamment dans les coques. Ces données sont importantes pour le développement d’un kit de diagnostic.

  4. Genetic diversity of the Andean tuber-bearing species, oca (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.), investigated by inter-simple sequence repeats.

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    Pissard, A; Ghislain, M; Bertin, P

    2006-01-01

    The Andean tuber-bearing species, Oxalis tuberosa Mol., is a vegetatively propagated crop cultivated in the uplands of the Andes. Its genetic diversity was investigated in the present study using the inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) technique. Thirty-two accessions originating from South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru) and maintained in vitro were chosen to represent the ecogeographic diversity of its cultivation area. Twenty-two primers were tested and 9 were selected according to fingerprinting quality and reproducibility. Genetic diversity analysis was performed with 90 markers. Jaccard's genetic distance between accessions ranged from 0 to 0.49 with an average of 0.28 +/- 0.08 (mean +/- SD). Dendrogram (UPGMA (unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic averaging)) and factorial correspondence analysis (FCA) showed that the genetic structure was influenced by the collection site. The two most distant clusters contained all of the Peruvian accessions, one from Bolivia, none from Argentina or Chile. Analysis by country revealed that Peru presented the greatest genetic distances from the other countries and possessed the highest intra-country genetic distance (0.30 +/- 0.08). This suggests that the Peruvian oca accessions form a distinct genetic group. The relatively low level of genetic diversity in the oca species may be related to its predominating reproduction strategy, i.e., vegetative propagation. The extent and structure of the genetic diversity of the species detailed here should help the establishment of conservation strategies.

  5. Actividad biológica e inmunológica de las isoformas de carga de la hormona luteinizante bovina

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    Álvaro Ortega

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La hormona luteinizante (LH sufre modificaciones postraduccionales que dan origen a isoformas de carga. El estudio determinó la actividad biológica (B e inmunológica (I de distintas isoformas de LH bovina. Las isoformas se aislaron mediante el cromatoenfoque a partir del extracto glicoprotéico obtenido de lóbulos anteriores de hipófisis de bovino. La actividad biológica se evaluó en un bioensayo in vitro midiendo la producción de AMPc. La actividad inmunológica se midió con un radioinmunoensayo (RIA específico para LH. El USDA-bLH-B5 se utilizó como referencia. Las isoformas se agruparon tomando como referencia el rango de pH de elución, en básicas (A, pH, 10.75-9.75; B, pH, 9.58-8.41, neutras (C, pH, 7.98-6.89 y ácidas (D, pH, 6.88-5.41; E, pH, 5.36-3.46. El peso molecular del heterodímero de cada isoforma y del estándar fue similar, estimado en 36.5 kDa. La actividad inmunológica y biológica se comportó de forma dosis-dependiente. Con respecto al estándar, se requirió una mayor concentración de proteína de cada isoforma para obtener el IC50 en la curva de inhibición. En el bioensayo, el valor EC50 para la producción de AMPc fue significativamente diferente entre isoformas; la isoforma neutra mostró un EC50 inferior lo que se interpretó como la proteína más bioactiva, en contraste, la isoforma ácida, mostró un valor de EC50 superior y resultó ser la menos bioactiva; la básica tuvo un comportamiento intermedio (P<0.05. En conclusión, los resultados sugieren un efecto diferenciado de las isoformas de carga, sobre la producción cuantitativa de AMPc por unidad de LH inmunoreactiva.

  6. Accidentes ocupacionales de riesgo biológico en Antioquia, Colombia. Enero de 2010 a diciembre de 2011

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    Franco E Montufar Andrade

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los accidentes ocupacionales de riesgo biológico tienen como mayor riesgo postexposición la seroconversión para el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH y virus de la hepatitis C (VHC y B (VHB. En la literatura latinoamericana aún faltan estudios que aporten información al respecto. Objetivo: Describir las características epidemiológicas de los accidentes ocupacionales de riesgo biológico. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo longitudinal. Resultados: Se describen 231 episodios de riesgo biológico. La mediana de edad fue 30 años. Un 65,8% fueron mujeres. Las principales actividades laborales fueron: auxiliares de enfermería (22,9%, aseo hospitalario (16,5%, estudiantes (14,3%, recolección de basuras (5,2% y médicos (4,8%. El mecanismo del accidente fue: punción (77%, herida cortante (11,3% y contacto con mucosas (9,1%. En 24% la fuente fue conocida y de estas fueron positivas para VIH un 62,5%, para VHB un 3,5% y para VHC un 5,3%. Recibieron profilaxis postexposición (PPE un 75,8% de los 231. Entre los expuestos a fuente VIH positiva, recibieron PPE biconjugada 85,1% y terapia triple 14,8% De los que recibieron profilaxis, 40% presentaron reacciones adversas, siendo las gastrointestinales (77,1% y las neurológicas (45,7% las más frecuentes. Al ingreso, un 67,1% tenían anticuerpos protectores para VHB. Durante el seguimiento se confirmó una seroconversión postexposición para VIH. Conclusión: El riesgo de adquirir infecciones postexposición ocupacional es una realidad en nuestro medio; se debe hacer énfasis en estrategias de prevención de exposición, introyectar la cultura del reporte y el manejo adecuado de la profilaxis postexposición.

  7. Características biológicas de parasitóide de ovos criados em diferentes hospedeiros

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    Ariana Lisboa Meira

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    Full Text Available As espécies de Trichogramma são agentes biológicos que contribuem para o controle de lepidópteros. Objetivou-se neste trabalho identificar qual espécie de Trichogramma apresenta melhor desempenho biológico quando criados em ovos de Anagasta kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae e Plutella xylostella Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae. Desta forma os parâmetros biológicos avaliados no período de ovo a adulto foram duração de ovo a adulto e percentual de emergência e no estágio adulto avaliou-se número de ovos parasitados, número de indivíduos por ovo e razão sexual em Trichogramma atopovirilia Oatman & Planter (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae e Trichogramma exiguum Pinto & Planter (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae.  Para o período de ovo a adulto, A. kuehniella, H. zea e P. xylostella não apresentaram diferença quando criados com as mesmas espécies de Trichogramma para a duração do ciclo de desenvolvimento e não houve diferença para o percentual de emergência entre os três hospedeiros em estudo. Em relação aos parâmetros avaliados no estágio adulto, para número de ovos parasitados, somente A. kuehniella, diferenciou entre as espécies de Trichogramma. O número de indivíduos por ovo, os maiores valores foram observados quando as espécies de Trichogramma foram criadas com ovos de H. zea. A razão sexual, T. atopovirilia diferiu apenas para A. kuehniella. As duas espécies de Trichogramma estão aptas a se desenvolverem nos hospedeiros A. kuehniella e P. xylostella. Contudo para o hospedeiro H. zea, T. exiguum foi à espécie que obteve melhor desempenho, parasitando maior número de ovos e obtendo maior número de indivíduos por ovo.

  8. Segurança do uso de terapias biológicas para o tratamento de artrite reumatoide e espondiloartrites

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    Licia Maria Henrique da Mota

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O tratamento das doenças reumáticas autoimunes sofreu uma progressiva melhora ao longo da última metade do século passado, que foi expandida com a contribuição das terapias biológicas ou imunobiológicos. No entanto, há que se atentar para as possibilidades de efeitos indesejáveis advindos da utilização dessa classe de medicações. A Sociedade Brasileira de Reumatologia (SBR elaborou um documento, baseado em ampla revisão da literatura, sobre os aspectos relativos à segurança dessa classe de fármacos, mais especificamente no que diz respeito ao tratamento da artrite reumatoide (AR e das espondiloartrites. Os temas selecionados pelos especialistas participantes, sobre os quais foram estabelecidas considerações quanto à segurança do uso de drogas biológicas, foram: ocorrência de infecções (bacterianas, virais, tuberculose, reações infusionais, reações hematológicas, neurológicas, gastrointestinais, cardiovasculares, ocorrências neoplásicas (neoplasias sólidas e da linhagem hematológica, imunogenicidade, outras ocorrências e reposta vacinal. Optou-se, por motivos didáticos, por se fazer um resumo da avaliação de segurança, de acordo com os tópicos anteriores, por classe de drogas/mecanismo de ação (antagonistas do fator de necrose tumoral, bloqueador da co-estimulação do linfócito T, depletor de linfócito B e bloqueador do receptor de interleucina-6. Em separado, foram tecidas considerações gerais sobre segurança do uso de biológicos na gravidez e na lactação. Esta revisão procura oferecer uma atualização ampla e equilibrada das experiências clínica e experimental acumuladas nas últimas duas décadas de uso de medicamentos imunobiológicos para o tratamento da AR e espondiloartrites.

  9. A vivência dos trabalhadores de Enfermagem que sofreram acidente com fluido biológico: um olhar fenomenológico

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    Carolina Luiza Bernardes

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    RESUMO A exposição ocupacional aos fluidos biológicos é inerente ao trabalho desempenhado pela equipe de enfermagem durante a realização da assistência, tornando o trabalhador susceptível a ocorrência de acidentes e exposto aos fluidos corporais que podem conter diferentes patógenos causadores de doenças como HIV, Hepatite B e C. Trata-se de um estudo de natureza qualitativa que objetivou compreender a experiência do acidente com fluido biológico e da assistência prestada aos trabalhadores de...

  10. Fertilização biológica: técnicas de vanguarda para o desenvolvimento agrícola sustentável

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    Carvajal Muñoz, Juan Sebastián; Mera Benavides, Adriana Consuelo

    2010-01-01

    El empleo de fertilizantes biológicos ha crecido ostensiblemente en las últimas dos décadas. Tal utilización masiva surge como resultado de la amplia demanda de materia prima para los procesos productivos y abastecimiento de alimentos en el mundo. Los fertilizantes biológicos actúan como sustitutos de fertilizantes químicos tradicionales, brindan buenos rendimientos en las cosechas, favorecen el crecimiento de frutos sanos, resistentes al ataque de plagas y ofrecen facilidades para su aplicac...

  11. Contribución a la mejora del tratamiento biológico de aguas residuales de la industria de curtidos

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    2005-01-01

    Os obxectivos desta Tese Doutoral son a mellora e a optimización dos procesos empregados no tratamento biolóxico das augas residuais na industria de curtidos, agrupándose os estudos feitos en tres etapas diferenciadas: 1) Posta a punto de novos sistemas de monitorización para o seguimento da actividade e toxicidade microbiana en sistemas de depuración biolóxicos, mediante sistemas de titulación; 2) Avaliación de estratexias para a mellora dos procesos convencionais de lamas ...

  12. Consideraciones de diseño para la eliminación biológica de fósforo empleando procesos biopelícula

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    Castillo de Castro, Pedro; Tejero Monzón, Iñaki

    1999-01-01

    El siguiente artículo es un resumen del estado del arte de la Eliminación Biológica de Fósforo (EBF) empleando procesos de biopelícula. En él se describen minuciosamente los mecanismos que intervienen en la eliminación biológica de este elemento, así como las teorías actualmente aceptadas. Se presentan los procesos biopelícula actualmente desarrollados, así como los consideraciones de diseño para reactores biopelícula, y la forma de trabajo necesaria para conseguir la EBF.

  13. La biomonitorización de sustancias tóxicas en muestras biológicas de población general

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    Ibarluzea, Jesús; Aurrekoetxea, Juan José; Porta Serra, Miquel; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Ballester Díez, Ferran

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    La biomonitorización de sustancias tóxicas ha sido incorporada por buena parte de los países más desarrollados, con el objetivo de conocer sus concentraciones en muestras biológicas. Estas sustancias se incorporan al organismo por medio de diferentes exposiciones ambientales. La vigilancia en muestras biológicas debe permitir conocer sus valores en grupos vulnerables y su evolución en el tiempo, comparar con los valores observados en otros países, identificar grupos que presenten valores alto...

  14. Disponibilidade de azoto para as plantas, a partir de fertilizantes orgânicos autorizados em agricultura biológica

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    Pereira, Anabela; Rodrigues, M.A.; Arrobas, Margarida

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    Os fertilizantes orgânicos continuam a ser bastante valorizados pela agricultura. No modo de produção biológico, com as restrições ao uso de fertilizantes de síntese, os fertilizantes autorizados para aquele fim, ganham importância acrescida Neste trabalho reportam-se resultados de um ensaio que incluiu 8 tipos de fertilizantes, alguns dos quais autorizados em agricultura biológica. O trabalho está integrado numa linha de investigação mais ampla que envolve também ensaios de campo. Os fertili...

  15. Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario

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    Angelina Constans Aubert; Rosa Mª Alonso Espadalé; Joaquín Pérez Nicolás

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    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido obtener información sobre el nivel de utilización de los equipos de protección individual (EPI) frente al riego biológico entre el personal que desarrolla su actividad profesional en centros sanitarios. Para ello se preparó un cuestionario, que previamente validado se aplicó a un colectivo de distintos centros sanitarios de Cataluña durante los años 2003/2004. La información obtenida en este estudio revela que la utilización de los EPI frente al riesgo biol...

  16. Teoría de agencia: una revisión del origen biológico del delito

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    Iván Araya

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la causa del conflicto entre principal y agente, buscando respuestas en las disciplinasde la biología, particularmente en las ciencias de la antropología criminal. Se ha realizado un ensambleentre los hallazgos de la teoría de agencia y la teoría de los delitos de cuello blanco, reinterpretando lasactuaciones del agente desde su configuración entre instinto, herencia y personalidad. Los resultadosen las ciencias biológicas podrían aportar nuevas interpretaciones y explicaciones en las ciencias de laadministración, avanzando hacia mejores conceptualizaciones del conflicto, mediante teorías con mayorcontenido empírico. En general, pese al conflicto permanente entre las partes, su dinámica potencia losresultados perseguidos por el principal.

  17. Nosso corpo nos pertence: a dialética do biológico e do social

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    Karen Mary Giffin

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    Full Text Available Este artigo visa situar a discussão do biológico e do social no interior da análise da condição feminina. Com o surgimento das análises feministas, a hegemonia anterior das explicações biológicas é substituída por uma ênfase na construção social da identidade feminina. O determinismo biológico é repudiado, mesmo quando a identificação da mulher com o corpo e com a natureza e seu status secundário são considerados como universais. Neste processo de reelaboração do objeto, o papel ideológico da ciência é apontado, na medida em que a dominação masculina na ciência e na sociedade acompanhou a tendência histórica que relegou a questão da mulher à esfera natural. Embora uma crescente apreciação da construção social da atividade científica em si impulsione o abandono da dicotomia biológico/social ao nível conceitual, as diferenças entre homem e mulher na esfera da reprodução continuam a atuar. É argumentado que análise da reprodução requer caracterização dos sexos como entidades biossociais em relacionamento, situados em contextos históricos específicos, e que, na sociedade moderna, a mulher é sujeita a uma dupla contradição reprodutiva.This article aims at reviewing the discussion of biological and social factors in the analysis of women's social condition. With the appearance of a feminist perspective, the dominance of earlier biologically-based explanations was substituted by an emphasis on the social construction of female identity. Even when women's identification with the body and with nature, and their secondary status, were considered universal, biological determinism was rejected. In this process of re-definition of the object of study, the ideological role of science was pointed out, since male dominance in science and society accompanied the historical tendency which relegated "the woman question" to the sphere of natural fact. Although growing awareness of the socially-constructed nature

  18. Aspectos biológico-pesqueros del pejerrey (Odontesthes regia regia) en el puerto de Ilo durante 1996-1998

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    Hugo Treviño; Walter Condori; Martín Zambrano

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    Se analizaron los aspectos biológicos y pesqueros del pejerrey peruano (Odontesthes regia regia) población en Ilo, desde enero de 1996 a septiembre de 1998. Las capturas fueron tres veces más alta (72,76 t) que las de 1996 hasta 1997, mientras que con el calentamiento de "El Niño" en 1998 éstas se redujeron a 0,62 t. Durante el evento "El Niño 1997-1998" la población mostró también una serie de cambios en la distribución, la reproducción y la composición de la dieta. Estos cambios se asociaro...

  19. Aspectos biológico-pesqueros del pejerrey (Odontesthes regia regia en el puerto de Ilo durante 1996-1998

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    Hugo Treviño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron los aspectos biológicos y pesqueros del pejerrey peruano (Odontesthes regia regia población en Ilo, desde enero de 1996 a septiembre de 1998. Las capturas fueron tres veces más alta (72,76 t que las de 1996 hasta 1997, mientras que con el calentamiento de "El Niño" en 1998 éstas se redujeron a 0,62 t. Durante el evento "El Niño 1997-1998" la población mostró también una serie de cambios en la distribución, la reproducción y la composición de la dieta. Estos cambios se asociaron a la incursión de agua subtropical superficial.

  20. Factores de riesgo para el desarrollo psicomotor en lactantes nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas

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    Isidora de Andraca

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVO: Evaluar el efecto de factores de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil en niños, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas pero expuestos a condiciones sociales adversas. METODOLOGÍA: Lactantes de ambos sexos em número de 788, fueron exhaustivamente estudiados en términos de: alimentación, crecimiento, ambiente físico y psicosocial. Se controlaron prospectivamente hasta los 12 meses de edad, momento en que se evaluó el desarrollo mental (MDI y motor (PDI a través de la escala de Bayley. A partir de las variables medidas se identificó 18 factores de riesgo, los que fueron dicotomizados (bajo y alto riesgo. RESULTADOS: Lactancia materna, temperamento del niño, inteligencia materna y estimulación en el hogar se asocian consistentemente con MDI y PDI. Luego de ajustar por covariables, la estimulación en el hogar persiste como factor significativo en la explicación de la variabilidad del MDI y PDI, en tanto que el sexo del niño se consolida como factor condicionante del desarrollo motor. El efecto acumulado de 7 o más factores de riesgo se asocia con una disminución significativa de los puntajes de desarrollo. La combinación de categorías de riesgo de temperamento infantil, inteligencia materna, rol del padre y estimulación en el hogar alcanza mejor predicción del desarrollo infantil que otras combinaciones puestas a prueba en este estudio. CONCLUSIONE: Se concluye que, aún en niños biológicamente indemnes, el desarrollo psicomotor se afecta negativamente ante la presencia de condiciones ambientales adversas que actúan simultáneamente.

  1. Factores de riesgo para el desarrollo psicomotor en lactantes nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas

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    Andraca Isidora de

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVO: Evaluar el efecto de factores de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil en niños, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas pero expuestos a condiciones sociales adversas. METODOLOGÍA: Lactantes de ambos sexos em número de 788, fueron exhaustivamente estudiados en términos de: alimentación, crecimiento, ambiente físico y psicosocial. Se controlaron prospectivamente hasta los 12 meses de edad, momento en que se evaluó el desarrollo mental (MDI y motor (PDI a través de la escala de Bayley. A partir de las variables medidas se identificó 18 factores de riesgo, los que fueron dicotomizados (bajo y alto riesgo. RESULTADOS: Lactancia materna, temperamento del niño, inteligencia materna y estimulación en el hogar se asocian consistentemente con MDI y PDI. Luego de ajustar por covariables, la estimulación en el hogar persiste como factor significativo en la explicación de la variabilidad del MDI y PDI, en tanto que el sexo del niño se consolida como factor condicionante del desarrollo motor. El efecto acumulado de 7 o más factores de riesgo se asocia con una disminución significativa de los puntajes de desarrollo. La combinación de categorías de riesgo de temperamento infantil, inteligencia materna, rol del padre y estimulación en el hogar alcanza mejor predicción del desarrollo infantil que otras combinaciones puestas a prueba en este estudio. CONCLUSIONE: Se concluye que, aún en niños biológicamente indemnes, el desarrollo psicomotor se afecta negativamente ante la presencia de condiciones ambientales adversas que actúan simultáneamente.

  2. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública Biological warfare, bioterrorism and public health

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.Biological agents as weapons are not new to mankind. For centuries and into the present, biological warfare has been the subject of much research and speculation, but little action. Their limited use has probably been due to fear of unexpected counter-effects and doubts about their efficiency as weapons. Recently a new form of terrorism employing infectious agents has emerged slowly and without much fanfare, until the recent events with Bacillus anthracis in the United States. Smallpox is potentially the most devastating of these agents. Less than 25 years after the eradication of smallpox, the public health field is now forced to deal with the possibility of its re-introduction. The author discusses the scenario of smallpox re-introduction into Brazil.

  3. Recubrimientos de pisos en áreas controladas de la producción de biológicos

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    Pedro A. Rodríguez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El recubrimiento de los pisos, utilizando las resinas sintéticas autonivelantes en la construcción de las áreas controladas, empleadas en las instalaciones de producción de biológicos, en las dedicadas a los procesos de manipulación de microorganismos (contención, así como en las instalaciones para los animales de laboratorio y procesos asépticos de formulación farmacéutica, contribuyen a la seguridad biológica y farmacéutica, según sea el caso, por su continuidad integral y garantía de la calidad microbiológica del aire, así como al ahorro energético, pues disminuyen la ganancia de calor latente atribuido a la humedad incorporada al aire por otros recubrimientos permeables. Las condiciones climáticas de Cuba y la dureza del agua empleada en las mezclas cementosas son un alto potencial para la formación de "burbujas", tema abordado en este trabajo. El conocimiento de los aspectos que provocan la formación de estas ampollas y las vías para evitarlo, son útiles y de un valor apreciable. En este artículo se presentan las experiencias obtenidas con la aplicación de los recubrimientos epoxídicos en las áreas controladas del Instituto Finlay, instalaciones que no han presentado deformaciones apreciables después de 15 años de explotación.

  4. Disponibilidade biológica do fósforo de diferentes fontes para eqüinos em crescimento

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo, determinar a disponibilidade biológica do P de diferentes fontes, para eqüinos em fase de crescimento. Utilizaram-se dezesseis eqüinos machos em fase de crescimento, submetidos à aplicação de quatro fontes fosfatadas -- fosfato de rocha de Tapira (TAP, fosfato de rocha de Patos de Minas (PAT, fosfato bicálcico (BIC e farinha de osso (FOS --, adicionadas à dieta basal em quantidades suficientes para fornecer 22 g de P/animal/dia. No 16º dia, foram-lhes injetados 30 MBq de 32P/animal, e coletaram-se amostras de sangue, fezes e urina, durante sete dias. Foram determinadas as atividades específicas no plasma, fezes e urina e calculou-se a perda endógena fecal e a absorção real de P. Os valores obtidos quanto ao P consumido, P excretado, P no plasma e P retido não apresentaram diferenças estatísticas (P>0,05. Os valores de absorção real do P do TAP, PAT, BIC e da FOS foram, respectivamente, 25,23%, 33,97%, 31,71% e 29,36%. Não houve diferenças estatísticas (P>0,05 entre as fontes estudadas. Em relação ao BIC, as rochas fosfáticas apresentaram altos valores de disponibilidade biológica.

  5. Acidentes com material biológico relacionados ao trabalho: análise de uma abordagem institucional

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    Ana Isabel Dias da Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO OBJETIVO: analisar o perfil de relatórios, instrumentos de registros e fluxos de tratamento, notificações, acompanhamentos, profilaxias e encaminhamentos devidos a acidentes causados por material perfurocortante em trabalhadores de saúde em uma instituição de saúde pública. Métodos: a coleta de dados usou um questionário semiestruturado aplicado aos profissionais responsáveis pelos registros de acidentes e avaliou os formulários utilizados em três setores da instituição de estudo. RESULTADOS: foram analisados 134 registros de acidentes biológicos. Quando comparamos os registros da instituição com os 50 registrados no mesmo período pelo banco de dados da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde do Rio de Janeiro, apenas 11 casos foram concordantes. Também identificamos falta de padronização nos formulários utilizados, fluxos diferentes e falta de registros de investigações dos casos, além de ausência de acompanhamento do desfecho dos acidentes. CONCLUSÃO: constataram-se subnotificação e discordância entre as fontes. Um formulário de registro para acidentes biológicos foi elaborado para informações de notificação e investigações, bem como criado um programa para monitorar acidentes causados por material perfurocortante, visando melhorar a vigilância de saúde dos trabalhadores da instituição.

  6. Cirugía biológica pre protésica en artrosis temprana de rodilla

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    Wainer E. Mauricio, DR

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La artrosis (OA de rodilla es una condición progresiva, incapacitante en distintos grados en sus etapas, terminando en el colapso y destrucción articular que requiere de cirugía protésica en las etapas más avanzadas. La cirugía biológica pre-protésica, concepto que hoy en día se implementa en el manejo de las etapas precoces de la OA, se basa en el diagnóstico precoz de esta condición y de los factores de riesgo que aseguran el progreso a estados más avanzados. Su objetivo es prolongar la vida útil de la articulación nativa y retardar o eliminar la necesidad de una prótesis de rodilla. Esto ha motivado innumerables estudios preclínicos y clínicos en base al uso de nuevos elementos de ingeniería de tejidos, uso de implantes de condrocitos autólogos y manejo de células madre. Los resultados en el corto y mediano plazo son auspiciosos, pero se requieren mejores niveles de evidencia científica de estos estudios y seguimientos más prolongados. En el presente artículo se analiza el concepto de la artrosis temprana, la detección de las lesiones de cartílago y los factores de riesgo de los pacientes que los llevan a una artrosis y los protocolos actuales de tratamiento biológico de Clínica Las Condes.

  7. Thermochemical reactivity of 5–15 mol% Fe, Co, Ni, Mn-doped cerium oxides in two-step water-splitting cycle for solar hydrogen production

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    Gokon, Nobuyuki, E-mail: ngokon@eng.niigata-u.ac.jp [Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Nishi-ku, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan); Suda, Toshinori [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan); Kodama, Tatsuya [Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan)

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    Highlights: • 5–15 mol% M-doped ceria are examined for thermochemical two-step water-splitting. • 5 mol% Fe- and Co-doped ceria have stoichiometric production of oxygen and hydrogen. • 10–15 mol% Fe- and Mn-doped ceria showed near-stoichiometric production. - Abstract: The thermochemical two-step water-splitting cycle using transition element-doped cerium oxide (M–CeO{sub 2−δ}; M = Fe, Co, Ni, Mn) powders was studied for hydrogen production from water. The oxygen/hydrogen productivity and repeatability of M–CeO{sub 2−δ} materials with M doping contents in the 5–15 mol% range were examined using a thermal reduction (TR) temperature of 1500 °C and water decomposition (WD) temperatures in the 800–1150 °C range. The temperature, steam partial pressure, and steam flow rate in the WD step had an impact on the hydrogen productivity and production rate. 5 mol% Fe- and Co-doped CeO{sub 2−δ} enhances hydrogen productivity by up to 25% on average compared to undoped CeO{sub 2}, and shows stable repeatability of stoichiometric oxygen and hydrogen production for the cyclic thermochemical two-step water-splitting reaction. In addition, 5 mol% Mn-doped CeO{sub 2−δ}, 10 and 15 mol% Fe- and Mn-doped CeO{sub 2−δ} show near stoichiometric reactivities.

  8. Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-15 mol% 3hydroxyhexanoate)/ZnO nanocomposites by solvent casting method: a study of optical, surface, and thermal properties

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    Vishnu Chandar, J.; Shanmugan, S.; Mutharasu, D.; Azlan, A. A.

    2017-01-01

    Biopolymer nanocomposites are gaining interest due to their biodegradable and biocompatible nature, with exceptional properties which are superior to those of pure polymer and that can be used as a replacement for petroleum-based plastics. Pure poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-15 mol% 3hydroxyhexanoate) [P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx)] and ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) reinforced P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx) composite films were prepared and their morphological, optical, and thermal analyses were carried out to study the effect of ZnO NPs on P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx) copolymer. From optical analysis, a strong absorbance peak at ˜358 nm with high intensity for 5%ZnO NPs reinforced P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx) composite sample was observed. Nano-sized particles and their increased trend with increased ZnO NPs concentration were confirmed by UV-Vis spectral analysis. In addition to that, ZnO NPs reduced the reflectance behaviour of P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx) copolymer in the UV region. Field emission scanning electron microscopy analysis evidenced that the pore numbers and their size in the composite matrix was decreased with increased ZnO NPs concentration. Improved thermal stability and melting temperature of the copolymer matrix was confirmed by thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry analysis, respectively. ZnO NPs acted as a retarding agent and showed a low degree of crystallinity (X c ) and enthalpy of melting (ΔH M ). From these observations, ZnO NPs reinforced P(3HB-co-15 mol% 3HHx) composites can be integrated with suitable resin and can be used as an LED encapsulant to block UV rays. They can also be used as a UV blocking coating material in the glass, plastic, and textile industries, for NIR shielding and food packaging applications.

  9. Establishment of a clonal bank of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol. O. Kuntz by selection of plus trees and grafting

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    Jenny E Nuñez

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available In Ecuador, plant propagation techniques are not available commercially to establish clonal banks of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol. O. Kuntz (guarango plus trees, which limits the development of in vitro propagation protocols of this specie. The objective of the present work was to establish a clonal bank of C. spinosa by selecting plus trees and grafting. Guarango trees belonging to the province of Chimborazo, Guano canton were selected based on total height, height at the beginning of the crown, height of crown, crown surface, crown symmetry, flowering, fruit production and content of tannins in the pod. The patron plants to make the grafts were obtained from scarified seeds, soaked for 48 hours at room temperature and planted in beds of 1.0 x 3.0 m. At 40 days, the seedlings were transplanted into pockets and at 16 months the grafts were made in the patron plants. Three types of graft were used (simple slit in the patron, single slit in the spike and bud grafting. For each, 100 patron were used. Of the eight trees plus collected in the field, the ecotype CHSt03 was used to make the grafts. It was showed the highest total height (6.6m, height at the beginning of the cup (2.2m, cup surface (> 70%, cup volume (> 10%, cup symmetry (1, fruit (40kg / tree and total polyphenol content in pods (5870 μgEAGgMS-1. The graft by simple slit in the patron had the highest stuck percentage (80%. These results allowed to establish a clonal bank of 80 plants grafted of C. spinosa of the ecotype CHSt03, which establish the bases to develop protocols for in vitro propagation of this forest species, native of Ecuador.   Keywords: biodiversity, biotechnology, forestry, industry, tannins

  10. Biochemical Removal of HAP Precursors From Coal

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    Olson, G.; Tucker, L.; Richards, J.

    1997-07-01

    This project addresses DOE's interest in advanced concepts for controlling emissions of air toxics from coal-fired utility boilers. We are determining the feasibility of developing a biochemical process for the precombustion removal of substantial percentages of 13 inorganic hazardous air pollutant (HAP) precursors from coal. These HAP precursors are Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cl, Co, F, Pb, Hg, Mn, Ni, and Se. Although rapid physical coal cleaning is done routinely in preparation plants, biochemical processes for removal of HAP precursors from coal potentially offer advantages of deeper cleaning, more specificity, and less coal loss. Compared to chemical processes for coal cleaning, biochemical processes potentially offer lower costs and milder process conditions. Pyrite oxidizing bacteria, most notably Thiobacillusferrooxidans, are being evaluated in this project for their ability to remove HAP precursors from U.S. coals

  11. Biochemical Removal of HAP Precursors From Coal

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    Olson, G.; Tucker, L.; Richards, J.

    1997-07-01

    This project addresses DOE`s interest in advanced concepts for controlling emissions of air toxics from coal-fired utility boilers. We are determining the feasibility of developing a biochemical process for the precombustion removal of substantial percentages of 13 inorganic hazardous air pollutant (HAP) precursors from coal. These HAP precursors are Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cl, Co, F, Pb, Hg, Mn, Ni, and Se. Although rapid physical coal cleaning is done routinely in preparation plants, biochemical processes for removal of HAP precursors from coal potentially offer advantages of deeper cleaning, more specificity, and less coal loss. Compared to chemical processes for coal cleaning, biochemical processes potentially offer lower costs and milder process conditions. Pyrite oxidizing bacteria, most notably Thiobacillusferrooxidans, are being evaluated in this project for their ability to remove HAP precursors from U.S. coals.

  12. eQuilibrator--the biochemical thermodynamics calculator.

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    Flamholz, Avi; Noor, Elad; Bar-Even, Arren; Milo, Ron

    2012-01-01

    The laws of thermodynamics constrain the action of biochemical systems. However, thermodynamic data on biochemical compounds can be difficult to find and is cumbersome to perform calculations with manually. Even simple thermodynamic questions like 'how much Gibbs energy is released by ATP hydrolysis at pH 5?' are complicated excessively by the search for accurate data. To address this problem, eQuilibrator couples a comprehensive and accurate database of thermodynamic properties of biochemical compounds and reactions with a simple and powerful online search and calculation interface. The web interface to eQuilibrator (http://equilibrator.weizmann.ac.il) enables easy calculation of Gibbs energies of compounds and reactions given arbitrary pH, ionic strength and metabolite concentrations. The eQuilibrator code is open-source and all thermodynamic source data are freely downloadable in standard formats. Here we describe the database characteristics and implementation and demonstrate its use.

  13. eQuilibrator—the biochemical thermodynamics calculator

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    Flamholz, Avi; Noor, Elad; Bar-Even, Arren; Milo, Ron

    2012-01-01

    The laws of thermodynamics constrain the action of biochemical systems. However, thermodynamic data on biochemical compounds can be difficult to find and is cumbersome to perform calculations with manually. Even simple thermodynamic questions like ‘how much Gibbs energy is released by ATP hydrolysis at pH 5?’ are complicated excessively by the search for accurate data. To address this problem, eQuilibrator couples a comprehensive and accurate database of thermodynamic properties of biochemical compounds and reactions with a simple and powerful online search and calculation interface. The web interface to eQuilibrator (http://equilibrator.weizmann.ac.il) enables easy calculation of Gibbs energies of compounds and reactions given arbitrary pH, ionic strength and metabolite concentrations. The eQuilibrator code is open-source and all thermodynamic source data are freely downloadable in standard formats. Here we describe the database characteristics and implementation and demonstrate its use. PMID:22064852

  14. Validação em métodos cromatográficos para análises de pequenas moléculas em matrizes biológicas Chromatographic methods validation for analysis of small molecules in biological matrices

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    Neila Maria Cassiano

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Chromatographic methods are commonly used for analysis of small molecules in different biological matrices. An important step to be considered upon a bioanalytical method's development is the capacity to yield reliable and reproducible results. This review discusses validation procedures adopted by different governmental agencies, such as Food and Drug Administration (USA, European Union (EU and Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (BR for quantification of small molecules by bioanalytical chromatographic methods. The main parameters addressed in this review are: selectivity, linearity, precision, accuracy, quantification and detection limits, recovery, dilution integrity, stability and robustness. Also, the acceptance criterions are clearly specified.

  15. Validação em métodos cromatográficos para análises de pequenas moléculas em matrizes biológicas Chromatographic methods validation for analysis of small molecules in biological matrices

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    Neila Maria Cassiano; Juliana Cristina Barreiro; Lúcia Regina Rocha Martins; Regina Vincenzi Oliveira; Quezia Bezerra Cass

    2009-01-01

    Chromatographic methods are commonly used for analysis of small molecules in different biological matrices. An important step to be considered upon a bioanalytical method's development is the capacity to yield reliable and reproducible results. This review discusses validation procedures adopted by different governmental agencies, such as Food and Drug Administration (USA), European Union (EU) and Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (BR) for quantification of small molecules by bioanalyt...

  16. Biochemical activity of fullerenes and related derivatives

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    Huczko, A.; Lange, H.; Calko, E.

    1999-01-01

    An astonishing scientific interest, embodied in over 15000 research articles so far, has been encountered since 1985 when fullerenes were discovered. From new superconductors to a rich electrochemistry and reaction chemistry, fullerene nanostructures continue to excite the scientific world, and new findings continue at record pace. This review presents many examples of the biochemical activities of fullerenes and derivatives, e. g. cytotoxic activity, selective DNA cleavage and antiviral activity against HIV. We also present some results of our testing which show that, despite its chemical and biochemical activity, fullerene matter does not present any health hazard directly related to skin irritation and allergic risks. (author)

  17. Comportamento parental de Brachyteles hypoxanthus (Kuhl 1820) (Primates - Atelidae) na estação biológica de Caratinga - MG /

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    2007-01-01

    Orientador : Fernando C. Passos Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia. Defesa: Curitiba, 2007 Inclui bibliografia e anexos Area de concentração: Zoologia

  18. Percepción del riesgo biológico en dos entidades de ciencia del sector salud en Holguín: cuba

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    Dailín Cobos Valdes

    Full Text Available Introducción: La temática sobre la percepción de riesgos resulta de gran actualidad e importancia porque su interpretación conduce al enfrentamiento de comportamientos humanos diversos. La misma puede ser aplicada a problemas de mayor especialización como el riesgo tecnológico o biológico. Las entidades con riesgo biológico deben conocer la percepción de sus trabajadores para poder organizar la Seguridad Biológica y proteger al trabajador ocupacionalmente expuesto. Las dos entidades de ciencia con riesgo biológico del sector salud en Holguín no presentan esta determinación. Objetivo: Determinar la percepción de riesgo biológico en estas entidades. Materiales y Métodos: Para determinar la percepción del riesgo biológico, se empleó el programa RISKPERCEP, se utilizó también el método Delphi para validar la encuesta elaborada ajustada al grupo de estudio. Resultados: La percepción del riesgo en las dos entidades fue baja. Este resultado tiene notables implicaciones en la Bioseguridad, ya que al no valorar el riesgo al que están expuestos, los trabajadores, se familiarizan con las actividades con riesgo biológico que ejecutan diariamente y son proclives a cometer fallas. En sentido general, en las dos entidades, las variables a nivel de individuos y de la naturaleza del riesgo se encuentran subestimadas y las de gestión se encuentran sobrestimadas. Conclusiones: Los estudios realizados permiten determinar sobre qué aspectos debe incidirse para regular la sobrestimación o subestimación del riesgo, los que son esenciales en el diseño de políticas adecuadas de capacitación y en la preparación de mensajes de prevención en el ámbito laboral.

  19. Geochemical characterisation of kerogen from the Boom Clay Formation (Mol, Belgium) and evolution under different thermal stress

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    Deniau, I.

    2002-12-01

    The Boom clay formation in Belgium has been chosen as test site for the disposal of high level radioactive wastes. The organic matter present in the clay (kerogen) is sensible to the thermal stress and can generate a huge number of gaseous and liquid compounds leading to local pH changes and to fracturing processes. In particular, some polar compounds can complex radionuclides. The samples analyzed in this work were taken in the underground laboratory of Mol at a 223 m depth. They have been analyzed in detail using geochemical methods (Rock-Eval pyrolysis, element analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy), spectroscopic methods (Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, solid state 13 C NMR, Raman) and pyrolytic methods (off-line, on-line and in sealed tubes combined with coupled CG/SM analyses). The study of a representative sample of this formation has permitted to characterize the organic matter at the molecular scale, to determine its fossilization mechanisms and the nature of the organic compounds trapped inside the kerogen. The organic matter of the Boom clays comes mainly from phyto-planktonic matter with an important contribution of terrestrial and bacterial matter. The degradation-recondensation played an important role in its preservation but the presence of numerous oxygenated molecules implies that oxidative incorporation also participated to this preservation. Finally, various products (hydrocarbons, oxygenated and nitrogenous polar compounds) trapped in significant amount inside the macro-molecular structure are released under a relatively weak thermal stress. Moreover several small polar organic molecules are released and can play a significant role in the retention or migration of radionuclides inside the geologic barrier. A sample submitted to a in-situ thermal stress of 80 deg. C during 5 years (Cerberus experiment) do not show any significant change in its kerogen structure with respect to the non-heated reference sample

  20. Keramzito gamyba naudojant nesipučiantį molį, sapropelį ir glicerolį

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    Giedrius VAICKELIONIS

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Šio darbo tikslas - ištirti keraminių plytų ir čerpių gamybai netinkančio, silpnai pučiančiosi (išsipūtimo koeficientas Kp = 2 - 2,5 ir nesipučiančio (Kp < 2 molio panaudojimo keramzito gamybai galimybes, molio pūtimuisi gerinti dedant šių organinių priedų: biodyzelino gamybos atliekos - glicerolio, medienos drožlių plokščių pjuvenų ir organinio sapropelio. Keramzito izoliacinės savybės gerėja didėjant išdegto molio šukės akytumui. Kad molis pūstųsi geriau, į jį dažnai įmaišoma organinių priedų. Tirtas Krūnos telkinio III sluoksnio karbonatingasis molis be priedų netinka keramzito gamybai dėl per mažo išsipūtimo koeficiento (Kp = 1,25. Tam tikslui į išdžiovintą smulkiai maltą molį buvo įmaišoma įvairūs kiekiai (0 %, 1 %, 2 %, 3 %, 5 %, 7 % ir 10 % organinių atliekų. Granulės gamintos su vienu arba keliais pasirinktais degimo metu dujas išskiriančiais priedais. Suformuotos ir išdžiovintos granulės degtos skirtingose temperatūrose iki jų apsilydimo temperatūros - nuo 1090 °C iki 1170 °C. Nustatytas išdegtų granulių pūtimasis ir vandens įmirkis. Tyrimų metu nustatyta, kad organinės atliekos yra efektyvus priedas, didinantis molio struktūros akytumą. Be to, molyje neturi būti daugiau kaip 5 % sapropelio, rekomenduojamas glicerolio kiekis yra 1 % - 3 %, optimalus pjuvenų kiekis - 3 %. Bandinių, pagamintų su nurodytais priedų kiekiais ir išdegtų skirtingose temperatūrose, vandens įmirkis neviršija 15 %.http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.17.3.600

  1. Procedimiento de obtención de nanopartículas metálicas funcionalizadas con moléculas orgánicas fluorescentes

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    Zaderenko, Paula; Caro Salazar, Carlos Alberto; Mejías Romero, José Antonio; Sayagués, María Jesús

    2011-01-01

    Procedimiento de obtención de nanopartículas metálicas funcionalizadas con moléculas orgánicas fluorescentes. La presente invención se refiere a un procedimiento de obtención de nanopartículas metálicas funcionalizadas con moléculas orgánicas fluorescentes mediante el tratamiento de una o más sales metálicas con un agente reductor en presencia de una molécula orgánica fluorescente. La invención se refiere también a las nanopartículas metálicas obtenibles por dicho procedimiento y a su uso ...

  2. Biochemical characterization of Tunisian grapevine varieties

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    Ferjani Ben Abdallah

    1998-03-01

    The study of GPI, PGM, AAT and peroxydase isozyme banding patterns in combination with berry colour has led to establish a classification of the 61 autochton varieties into 37 groups including 26 varieties definitely differentiated through the results of this biochemical study.

  3. Survey of Biochemical Education in Japanese Universities.

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    Kagawa, Yasuo

    1995-01-01

    Reports findings of questionnaires sent to faculty in charge of biochemical education in medical schools and other programs from dentistry to agriculture. Total class hours have declined since 1984. New trends include bioethics and computer-assisted learning. Tables show trends in lecture hours, lecture content, laboratory hours, core subject…

  4. Haematological and biochemical responses of starter broiler ...

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    A study was conducted to investigate the haematological and biochemical responses of starter broiler chickens fed copper and probiotics supplemented diets. A total of 180-day old Marshal broiler chicks were randomly allotted to six treatment groups of 30 birds each. The treatments were divided into three replicates of ten ...

  5. Probabilistic sensitivity analysis of biochemical reaction systems.

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    Zhang, Hong-Xuan; Dempsey, William P; Goutsias, John

    2009-09-07

    Sensitivity analysis is an indispensable tool for studying the robustness and fragility properties of biochemical reaction systems as well as for designing optimal approaches for selective perturbation and intervention. Deterministic sensitivity analysis techniques, using derivatives of the system response, have been extensively used in the literature. However, these techniques suffer from several drawbacks, which must be carefully considered before using them in problems of systems biology. We develop here a probabilistic approach to sensitivity analysis of biochemical reaction systems. The proposed technique employs a biophysically derived model for parameter fluctuations and, by using a recently suggested variance-based approach to sensitivity analysis [Saltelli et al., Chem. Rev. (Washington, D.C.) 105, 2811 (2005)], it leads to a powerful sensitivity analysis methodology for biochemical reaction systems. The approach presented in this paper addresses many problems associated with derivative-based sensitivity analysis techniques. Most importantly, it produces thermodynamically consistent sensitivity analysis results, can easily accommodate appreciable parameter variations, and allows for systematic investigation of high-order interaction effects. By employing a computational model of the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascade, we demonstrate that our approach is well suited for sensitivity analysis of biochemical reaction systems and can produce a wealth of information about the sensitivity properties of such systems. The price to be paid, however, is a substantial increase in computational complexity over derivative-based techniques, which must be effectively addressed in order to make the proposed approach to sensitivity analysis more practical.

  6. Biochemical applications of FT-IR spectroscopy

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    Pistorius, A.M.A.

    1996-01-01

    This thesis describes the use of (FT-)IR spectroscopy in general biochemical research. In chapter 3, IR spectroscopy is used in the quantitation of residual detergent after reconstitution of an integral membrane protein in a pre-defined lipid matrix. This chapter discusses the choice of the

  7. Some hematological and biochemical parameters in smokeless ...

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    AJB SERVER

    2007-01-04

    Jan 4, 2007 ... The effect of Jharda powder (smokeless tobacco) on some hematological and biochemical parameters in consumers was investigated. Hematological parameters including hemoglobin content and white blood cell and leukocyte counts were higher in jharda powder consumers, while monocytes and.

  8. 2009 Biochemical Conversion Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Biochemical Conversion platform review meeting, held on April 14-16, 2009, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado.

  9. Some hematological and biochemical parameters in smokeless ...

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    The effect of Jharda powder (smokeless tobacco) on some hematological and biochemical parameters in consumers was investigated. Hematological parameters including hemoglobin content and white blood cell and leukocyte counts were higher in jharda powder consumers, while monocytes and basophiles counts were ...

  10. Haematological And Biochemical Effects Of Sulphadimidine In ...

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    Haematological and biochemical efects of sulphadmidine were studied in Nigerian mongrel dogs. Five Nigerian mongrel dogs of either sex weighing between 7 and 12 kg were used for the study. The pretreatment blood and serum samples were collected and the weight of animals taken before the administraton of 100 ...

  11. Biochemical and secondary metabolites changes under moisture ...

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    The study showed the importance of carbohydrate and nitrogen cycle related metabolites in mediating tolerance in cassava by affecting their phenotypic expression in the plant. Keywords: Hydrothermal stress, bio-chemicals, pigments, secondary metabolites, cassava. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol 13(31) 3173-3186 ...

  12. Biochemical and serological characterization of Escherichia coli ...

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    This study was designed to determine the isolation rate, serotypes and biochemical profiles of E. coli from colibacillosis and dead-in-shell embryos in Zaria, Northern-Nigeria. The isolation rate of E. coli from hatcheries studied were 4.67% and 7.50% from farms of Simtu Agricultural Company and National Animal Production ...

  13. Biochemical and Kinetic Characterization of Geranylgeraniol 18 ...

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    This enzyme and its gene are an attractive target for development of plaunotol production and its detailed biochemical properties need to be understood. Recently, even though the gene (CYP97C27) coding for GGOH 18-hydroxylase has been identified, cloned, and expressed in Escherichia coli system, the enzyme activity ...

  14. Characterizing multistationarity regimes in biochemical reaction networks.

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    Irene Otero-Muras

    Full Text Available Switch like responses appear as common strategies in the regulation of cellular systems. Here we present a method to characterize bistable regimes in biochemical reaction networks that can be of use to both direct and reverse engineering of biological switches. In the design of a synthetic biological switch, it is important to study the capability for bistability of the underlying biochemical network structure. Chemical Reaction Network Theory (CRNT may help at this level to decide whether a given network has the capacity for multiple positive equilibria, based on their structural properties. However, in order to build a working switch, we also need to ensure that the bistability property is robust, by studying the conditions leading to the existence of two different steady states. In the reverse engineering of biological switches, knowledge collected about the bistable regimes of the underlying potential model structures can contribute at the model identification stage to a drastic reduction of the feasible region in the parameter space of search. In this work, we make use and extend previous results of the CRNT, aiming not only to discriminate whether a biochemical reaction network can exhibit multiple steady states, but also to determine the regions within the whole space of parameters capable of producing multistationarity. To that purpose we present and justify a condition on the parameters of biochemical networks for the appearance of multistationarity, and propose an efficient and reliable computational method to check its satisfaction through the parameter space.

  15. Evaluation of Haematological and Biochemical Parameters of ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    Evaluation of Haematological and Biochemical Parameters of Juvenile Oreochromis niloticus after Exposure to Water Soluble Fractions of ... niloticus were evaluated. After a preliminary determination of the 96 h-LC50 of ... evaporation, dissolution, emulsion, photolysis and biodegradation which generate a water soluble.

  16. Metabonomics and medicine: the Biochemical Oracle.

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    Mitchell, Steve; Holmes, Elaine; Carmichael, Paul

    2002-10-01

    Occasionally, a new idea emerges that has the potential to revolutionize an entire field of scientific endeavour. It is now within our grasp to be able to detect subtle perturbations within the phenomenally complex biochemical matrix of living organisms. The discipline of metabonomics promises an all-encompassing approach to understanding total, yet fundamental, changes occurring in disease processes, drug toxicity and cell function.

  17. Discordant results between biochemical and molecular transthyretin

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    Discordant results between biochemical and molecular transthyretin assays: lessons learned from a unique testing algorithm at the Mayo Clinic. Honey V. Reddi Brittany C. Thomas Kurt S. Willkomm Matthew J. Ferber Kandelaria M. Rumilla Kimiyo M. Raymond John F. O'Brien W. Edward Highsmith. Research Note Volume ...

  18. Biochemical and microstructural characteristics of meat samples ...

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    This study was conducted to compare the efficiency of different plant proteases for changing biochemical and microstructural characteristics in muscle foods. The meat samples from chicken, giant catfish, pork and beef were treated with four types of proteolytic enzymes: Calotropis procera latex proteases, papaya latex ...

  19. Resíduos biológicos nos Institutos de Medicina Legal de Goiás: implicações para os trabalhadores

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    Izildinha Pedreira Barros

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram identificar o manejo dos resíduos biológicos nos Institutos de Medicina legal, segundo as diferentes etapas previstas na legislação nacional vigente; verificar a situação de risco biológico ocupacional para os trabalhadores dos Institutos de Medicina Legal (IML do Estado de Goiás A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de observação direta, entrevista e questionário com os trabalhadores. Apesar desses serviços gerarem resíduos semelhantes ao de qualquer instituição de saúde, estes não são segregados, acondicionados e dispostos conforme as normas legais vigentes. O manejo de perfurocortantes foi o principal risco para o trabalhador, gerando exposição percutânea. Embora, haja uma consciência, entre os trabalhadores, acerca do risco biológico envolvido em suas atividades, há baixa adesão às medidas de proteção. A maioria não usa os equipamentos de proteção individual recomendados, e não têm esquema completo para as vacinas contra o vírus da hepatite B e contra o tétano. Os resultados mostram a ausência de uma política voltada para o gerenciamento dos resíduos biológicos nos IML, a vulnerabilidade dos profissionais quanto aos riscos com material biológico e a premente necessidade de educação permanente em relação às medidas de biossegurança.

  20. Resíduos biológicos nos institutos de medicina legal de Goiás: implicações para os trabalhadores

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    Izildinha Pedreira Barros

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram identificar o manejo dos resíduos biológicos nos Institutos de Medicina legal, segundo as diferentes etapas previstas na legislação nacional vigente; verificar a situação de risco biológico ocupacional para os trabalhadores dos Institutos de Medicina Legal (IML do Estado de Goiás A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de observação direta, entrevista e questionário com os trabalhadores. Apesar desses serviços gerarem resíduos semelhantes ao de qualquer instituição de saúde, estes não são segregados, acondicionados e dispostos conforme as normas legais vigentes. O manejo de perfurocortantes foi o principal risco para o trabalhador, gerando exposição percutânea. Embora, haja uma consciência, entre os trabalhadores, acerca do risco biológico envolvido em suas atividades, há baixa adesão às medidas de proteção. A maioria não usa os equipamentos de proteção individual recomendados, e não têm esquema completo para as vacinas contra o vírus da hepatite B e contra o tétano. Os resultados mostram a ausência de uma política voltada para o gerenciamento dos resíduos biológicos nos IML, a vulnerabilidade dos profissionais quanto aos riscos com material biológico e a premente necessidade de educação permanente em relação às medidas de biossegurança.

  1. Depuración de las aguas de lavado de aceitunas negras mediante procesos biológico aerobio y de ozonización

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    García Rodríguez, Juan

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The purification of black olive washed waters has been studied by an aerobic biological treatment, an ozonation process and by the combination of both sequential processes: ozone-biological and biological-ozone. Biodegradation experiments have been carried out modifying the initial substrate and biomass concentration. In the ozonation experiments, temperature, pH and ozone partial pressure has been varied. A kinetic study applying the Contois’model to the biological experimental data was performed. In the ozonation process, supposing a firsts-order kinetic reaction with respect to COD and ozone, the kinetic constant was determined. In both combined treatments, the previous stage improved the reaction rate of the second stage. For the purification of these wastewaters, an aerobic biological treatment followed by an ozonation process was the most effective sequence.Se ha estudiado la depuración de las aguas de lavado del procesado de aceitunas negras por tratamientos biológico aerobio y de ozonización y por procesos combinados secuenciales ozono-biológico y biológico-ozono. Se han llevado a cabo experimentos de biodegradación modificando las concentraciones iniciales de sustrato y de biomasa. En los experimentos de ozonización se ha variado la temperatura, el pH y la presión parcial de ozono. Se ha realizado un estudio cinético aplicando el modelo de Contois a los procesos biológicos. Considerando reacciones de primer orden respecto de la DQO, se ha determinado la constante de velocidad en los procesos de ozonización. En los tratamientos combinados, la etapa previa supuso una mejora en la constante de velocidad de la segunda etapa. La secuencia depuración biológica aerobia seguida de ozonización resultó el proceso más eficaz para el tratamiento de estas aguas.

  2. Estándares de fermentación y maduración artesanal de Bioles

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    Tulio Orellana

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación, tuvo como objetivo principal establecer indicadores de calidad en el proceso  de  fermentación  anaerobia  de  bioles  de producción  local  y  conocer  sus principales  componentes   químicos. Se  realizó  la  determinación  periódica   de  los parámetros  físico químicos  "in  situ"  y  en  laboratorio,  luego  se realizó  un  tamizaje químico,  evaluándose  además  su  actividad fertilizante  mediante  la determinación  de macro  y  micronutrientes.  Se  observó  que  los bioles  con  bioactivad  presentan  los siguientes intervalos de confianza en sus parámetros físico-químicos: pH entre 3,4 y 4,6; conductividad  entre  16,2 y  23,84  mS/cm;  densidad  entre  1,030 y 1,060 Kglm3. El tamizaje químico permitió determinar de forma preliminar la presencia de los siguientes grupos químicos: alcaloides, terpenos/esteroides, quinonas, fenoles y taninos, entre otros, algunos de los cuales han sido asociados a su actividad antimicrobiana y promotora del crecimiento vegetal, constituyendo estos resultados los primeros generados en el país sobre el estudio de bioles de producción local, permitiendo el diseño de una metodología útil para la evaluación de otros bioinsumos de uso agrícola. Para el análisis estadístico del proceso de producción, se obtuvo un modelo de regresión polinómica de fado dos, para cada variable;  además del coeficiente de determinación del modelo (R-. También  se analizó la tendencia central y dispersión de las variables (parámetro de calidad, a través del promedio y la desviación estándar en el proceso y producto terminado.

  3. Biological control of mycotoxin-producing molds Controle biológico de fungos de armazenamento produtores de micotoxinas

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    Flávio Henrique Vasconcelos de Medeiros

    2012-10-01

    , mas a maioria deles se baseia no uso de fungicidas. Embora os produtos químicos sejam, muitas vezes, a primeira estratégia de defesa contra fungos micotoxigênicos, o uso indiscriminado de fungicidas vem despertando a percepção pública, em razão de seus efeitos nocivos sobre o meio ambiente e à saúde humana/animal. Assim, existe uma crescente pressão pública em busca de alternativas mais segura e não nocivas ao meio ambiente para controlar estes organismos. Nesse contexto, o controle biológico utilizando antagonistas microbianos, tais como bactérias, fungos e leveduras têm mostrado ser um substituto viável para reduzir a utilização de produtos químicos. Apesar dos resultados positivos, usando os agentes de controle biológico, poucos produtos apenas foram registrados e estão comercialmente disponíveis para controlar fungos produtores de micotoxinas. Esta revisão traz estratégias de controle biológico para evitar ou reduzir danos em commodities agrícolas causadas por fungos de armazenamento e a contaminação de alimentos e rações por micotoxinas.

  4. Cronobiologia e inclusão educacional de pessoas cegas: do biológico ao social

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    Camila Fabiana Rossi Squarcini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudos sobre inclusão educacional têm apontado alguns caminhos para garantir a inserção da pessoa com deficiência no espaço regular de ensino. Entretanto, pouco se tem falado a respeito das implicações do ritmo circadiano na inclusão da pessoa totalmente cega nesse espaço. Assim, o presente artigo teve como objetivo descrever como o ritmo circadiano pode influenciar na inclusão educacional do aluno com deficiência visual. A partir da revisão literária foram apresentadas as ideias fundamentais a respeito da cronobiologia, ciência que estuda a capacidade dos seres vivos em expressar de forma recorrente e periódica o seu comportamento e a sua fisiologia. Uma de suas expressões tem uma duração próxima há 24 horas, conhecido como ritmo circadiano. Esse ritmo é regido pelo relógio biológico que é controlado pela luz. Entretanto, na ausência da luz, caso de pessoas totalmente cegas, quem passa a reger os ritmos circadianos é apenas o relógio biológico. Nessa condição, conhecida como livrecurso, as pessoas totalmente cegas podem apresentar uma queda no desempenho acadêmico de tempos em tempos por causa da sonolência excessiva durante as horas de estudo, além de distúrbio no humor, no alerta e na atenção. Neste contexto, se faz necessário a divulgação desse conhecimento para que sejam reconhecidas as condições de déficit de atenção, irritabilidade, isolamento social e/ou sonolência excessiva durante o dia, oriundas do livre-curso afim de respeitar a individualidade dos alunos totalmente cegos e garantir o acesso à inclusão educacional em sua completude.

  5. La Evolución biológica en la Biofilosofía de F. J. Ayala

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    Diego Cano Espinosa

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available El discurso biológico de Ayala se centra en estas tres cuestiones: 1 El hecho de la evolución. 2 Historia de la evolución. 3 Mecanismos del desarrollo y cambio evolutivos. El hecho determinante y cierto, según Ayala, es la evidencia de relaciones entre todos los organismos debidas a una común descendencia con modificaciones como lo han demostrado con abundancia la Paleontología, Anatomía comparada, Biogeografía, Embriología, Genética Molecular, Bioinformática y otras disciplinas biológicas que nos llevan a la afirmación de que el hecho de la evolución de los seres vivos tiene el mismo grado de certeza que poseen los hechos históricos y científicos ampliamente confirmados. Para Ayala, explicaciones acerca del origen del mundo, del hombre y de otras criaturas se encuentran en todas las culturas. Tras la publicación del Origen de las Especies de C. Darwin en 1859, se produce gran polémica en los medios científicos, culturales y religiosos, pero pasado un período de maduración, el darwinismo logra ser aceptado especialmente bajo las formas de Neo-darwinismo y Teoría Sintética. Otro asunto muy distinto son las diversas teorías y micro-teorías que se proponen para explicar los mecanismos de la evolución de los organismos vivos que presentan todavía profundas lagunas, deficiencias y controversias que han provocado la aparición de teorías alternativas. No obstante, el darwinismo moderno constituye un peldaño importante en la reconstrucción del sinuoso y complejo proceso evolutivo de la vida a través de millones de años acudiendo a una razonable explicación causal sin que esto atente contra ningún supuesto religioso.

  6. Redução química e biológica do cromo hexavalente aplicado ao solo

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    D. D. Castilhos

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se um experimento em laboratório, com o objetivo de avaliar não só a redução do cromo hexavalente aplicado ao solo com ênfase ao efeito da aplicação de carbono orgânico, manganês divalente, mas também a participação da microbiota do solo. Utilizaram-se, como unidades experimentais, amostras de 50 g de um Argissolo, acondicionadas em sacos de polipropileno e incubadas durante 42 dias com calcário para elevar o pH a 6,0 (2,0 t ha-1 de CaCO3 + MgCO3 na proporção de 2:1, Cr6+, esterco bovino e Mn2+ nas doses de 20, 50 e 40 mg kg-1, respectivamente. Metade das amostras foi sujeita à esterilização por autoclavagem com o objetivo de eliminar a atividade biológica. A aplicação de esterco bovino e sulfato de manganês promoveu a total redução do cromo hexavalente para cromo trivalente (Cr6+ → Cr3+ no solo, em 42 dias. Os modelos, quadrático e exponencial, foram os que melhor descreveram a cinética de redução com o tempo. A redução do Cr6+ foi estimulada pela atividade microbiana, sendo 16% maior em amostras de solo não esterilizadas, que continham esterco bovino, em comparação com as mesmas amostras esterilizadas por autoclavagem. Os resultados demonstraram que a descontaminação do solo que contém teores tóxicos de Cr6+ pode ser viabilizada tanto pela incorporação de adubo orgânico como pela manutenção de sua atividade biológica.

  7. Ratos isogênicos F344 como modelo biológico de sepsis intra-abdominal

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    Sueli Blanes Damy

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar um modelo biológico de sepsis intra-abdominal aguda para estudos experimentais, foram infectados ratos isogênicos F344, convencionais, com a bactéria Escherichia coli (E.coli, cepa ATCC 11775, sorotipo H7:O1:K1. Os animais inoculados, machos e fêmeas, apresentaram 6 horas após a inoculação por E.coli os seguintes sintomas: arqueamento do dorso, piloereção, hiperpnéia e diminuição das atividades motoras. A dose que produziu 50% de mortalidade (DL50 após 7 dias, determinada pelo método Reed & Muench, foi de 6 x 10(5 CFU/ml (analisado em 32 machos e 32 fêmeas. A maior concentração de mortalidade foi observada nas primeiras 24 horas. A disfunção hepática, comum em sepsis intra-abdominal, foi avaliada por provas enzimáticas, em 0, 24, 48 e 168 horas após a inoculação. O estudo da migração de células polimorfonucleares-neutrófilos (PMN e mononucleares-macrófagos (MN apontou um aumento significante de PMN entre o grupos de machos (z ³ 4,7; p < 0,003 e de fêmeas (z ³ 6,2; p < 0,0003 inoculados E.coli, quando comparados ao grupos controles. Quanto às células MN, não houve diferença entre os grupos inoculados e os controles, tanto para os machos (z=2,3; p = 0,0107, como para as fêmeas (z=1,8; p =0,0359. Em conclusão, estes resultados demonstram que os ratos isogênicos F344 são modelos biológicos adequados para estudos de sepsis intra-abdominal aguda.

  8. Haematological and serum biochemical response of growing rabbit ...

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    STORAGESEVER

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    Dec 3, 2008 ... white blood cells (WBC) of rabbits fed diet 2 and the control were similar to each other but both were ..... counts, PCV, plasma protein and glucose. In this study, .... sphingolipid biosynthesis in cultured neurons in situ. J. Biol.

  9. Kombucha tea fermentation: Microbial and biochemical dynamics.

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    Chakravorty, Somnath; Bhattacharya, Semantee; Chatzinotas, Antonis; Chakraborty, Writachit; Bhattacharya, Debanjana; Gachhui, Ratan

    2016-03-02

    Kombucha tea, a non-alcoholic beverage, is acquiring significant interest due to its claimed beneficial properties. The microbial community of Kombucha tea consists of bacteria and yeast which thrive in two mutually non-exclusive compartments: the soup or the beverage and the biofilm floating on it. The microbial community and the biochemical properties of the beverage have so far mostly been described in separate studies. This, however, may prevent understanding the causal links between the microbial communities and the beneficial properties of Kombucha tea. Moreover, an extensive study into the microbial and biochemical dynamics has also been missing. In this study, we thus explored the structure and dynamics of the microbial community along with the biochemical properties of Kombucha tea at different time points up to 21 days of fermentation. We hypothesized that several biochemical properties will change during the course of fermentation along with the shifts in the yeast and bacterial communities. The yeast community of the biofilm did not show much variation over time and was dominated by Candida sp. (73.5-83%). The soup however, showed a significant shift in dominance from Candida sp. to Lachancea sp. on the 7th day of fermentation. This is the first report showing Candida as the most dominating yeast genus during Kombucha fermentation. Komagateibacter was identified as the single largest bacterial genus present in both the biofilm and the soup (~50%). The bacterial diversity was higher in the soup than in the biofilm with a peak on the seventh day of fermentation. The biochemical properties changed with the progression of the fermentation, i.e., beneficial properties of the beverage such as the radical scavenging ability increased significantly with a maximum increase at day 7. We further observed a significantly higher D-saccharic acid-1,4-lactone content and caffeine degradation property compared to previously described Kombucha tea fermentations. Our

  10. RD-MolPack technology for the constitutive production of self-inactivating lentiviral vectors pseudotyped with the nontoxic RD114-TR envelope.

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    Marin, Virna; Stornaiuolo, Anna; Piovan, Claudia; Corna, Stefano; Bossi, Sergio; Pema, Monika; Giuliani, Erica; Scavullo, Cinzia; Zucchelli, Eleonora; Bordignon, Claudio; Rizzardi, Gian Paolo; Bovolenta, Chiara

    2016-01-01

    To date, gene therapy with transiently derived lentivectors has been very successful to cure rare infant genetic diseases. However, transient manufacturing is unfeasible to treat adult malignancies because large vector lots are required. By contrast, stable manufacturing is the best option for high-incidence diseases since it reduces the production cost, which is the major current limitation to scale up the transient methods. We have previously developed the proprietary RD2-MolPack technology for the stable production of second-generation lentivectors, based on the RD114-TR envelope. Of note, opposite to vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein (VSV-G) envelope, RD114-TR does not need inducible expression thanks to lack of toxicity. Here, we present the construction of RD2- and RD3-MolPack cells for the production of self-inactivating lentivectors expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a proof-of-concept of the feasibility and safety of this technology before its later therapeutic exploitation. We report that human T lymphocytes transduced with self-inactivating lentivectors derived from RD3-MolPack cells or with self-inactivating VSV-G pseudotyped lentivectors derived from transient transfection show identical T-cell memory differentiation phenotype and comparable transduction efficiency in all T-cell subsets. RD-MolPack technology represents, therefore, a straightforward tool to simplify and standardize lentivector manufacturing to engineer T-cells for frontline immunotherapy applications.

  11. Biochemical behavior of Trypanosoma cruzi strains isolated from mice submitted to specific chemotherapy

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    Jesila Pinto M. Marretto

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available To investigate the influence of chemotherapy on the biochemical beha vior of Trypanosoma cruzi strains, three groups of mice were infected with one of three strains of T. cruzi of different biological and isoenzymic patterns (Peruvian, 21 SF and Colombian strains. Each group was subdivided into subgroups: 1 - treated with nifurtimox; 2 - treated with benznidazole and 3 - untreated infected controls. At the end of treatment, that lasted for 90 days, xenodiagnosis, sub inoculation of blood into new born mice and haemoculture were performed as tests of cure. From the positive tests, 22 samples of T. cruzi were isolated from all subgroups. Electrophoretic analysis of the isoenzymes PGM, GP1, ALAT and AS AT failed to show any difference between parasite strains isolated from treated and untreated mice, which indicates that no detectable clonal selection or parasite genetic markers alterations concerning the isoenzymes analysed have been determined by treatment with drugs of recognized antiparasitic effect, suggesting stability of the phenotypic characteristics of the three biological types of T. cruzi strains.Com o objetivo de investigar a influência da quimioterapia no padrão bioquímico de diferentes cepas do Trypanosoma cruzi, três grupos de camundongos foram infectados respectivamente com as cepas Peruana, 21 SF e Colombiana, que correspondem a diferentes padrões biológicos e isoenzimáticos. Cada grupo foi subdividido em subgrupos: 1 - tratados com nifurtimox; 2 - tratados com benzonidazol; 3- controles infectados não tratados. Ao final do tratamento que durou 90 dias, os animais foram submetidos a testes parasitológicos de cura: xenodiagnóstico, subinoculação do sangue em camundongos recém-nascidos e hemocultura em meio Warren. A partir da positivação destes testes, foram isoladas 22 amostras do T. cruzi dos três subgrupos. A análise eletroforética dos extratos enzimáticos obtidos após cultura para as enzimas PGM, GPI, ALAT e

  12. Acidentes de trabalho com material biológico ocorridos em municípios de Minas Gerais

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    Renata Siqueira Julio

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi identificar o perfil dos acidentes com exposição a material biológico ocorridos em Minas Gerais. Estudo descritivo, transversal realizado por meio de consulta ao Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação de 50 municípios do sul do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, no período de 2007-2011. Foram registrados 460 acidentes, sendo que cerca da metade ocorreram entre auxiliares e técnicos de enfermagem, seguidos por enfermeiros e médicos. Houve predomínio dos acidentes ocorridos devido ao descarte inadequado de material perfurocortante. Entre os pacientes-fonte, verificou-se uma prevalência de 8,0% de sorologia reagente para o HIV; 1,0% para HBsAg; 6,0% para anti-HBC e 3% para o anti-HCV. Entre os acidentados, 14,0% não estavam imunizados para hepatite B, contudo, a prescrição de vacina e imunoglobulina foi inferior à necessidade. Os resultados subsidiarão o planejamento de ações preventivas e de novas condutas diante da ocorrência desse tipo de acidentes.

  13. Distancias biológicas entre una serie argentina y poblaciones mundiales según la dentición

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    Bollini, Gabriel A.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se comparan rasgos dentales discontinuos de una muestra de 469 cráneos procedentes de distintos puntos geográficos del territorio Argentino, con cronologías que no sobrepasan los 1500 años y se extienden hasta tiempos de la conquista y posteriores, con datos aportados por otros autores para distintas poblaciones mundiales (mongoloides sinodontos y sondadontos, caucasoides y negroides. Los rasgos analizados son: keilomorfía en incisivos superiores; estructura del hipocono y tubérculo de Carabelli en molares superiores; cúspides sexta-séptima y protostílido en molares inferiores. Se estima mediante la Medida Media de la Divergencia (MMD la distancia biológica entre la serie argentina y las restantes poblaciones mundiales. Los resultados obtenidos indican en la muestra estudiada la presencia de un fuerte componente original propio de las poblaciones mongoloides, como así también un alejamiento de la misma respecto a poblaciones negroides y caucasoides. Asimismo, la comparación con poblaciones mongoloides sondadontas y sinodontas de Asia y Australia muestra una mayor semejanza con los grupos sinodontos, corroborando la opinión de otros autores en el sentido de que los grupos americanos tienen mayor similitud en la estructura dentaria con las poblaciones propias del noreste asiático, lugar de origen del complejo dental mongoloide-sinodonte.

  14. Caracterización de recubrimientos DLC/Si bajo la influencia de un fluido biológico simulado

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    William Vargas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los materiales más usados como biomaterial es el acero 316LVM; sin embargo, presenta complicaciones al trabajarlo como reemplazo permanente, debido a que libera iones metálicos a los tejidos, generando aumento en el número de intervenciones que deben realizarse; ante esto, se estudia cómo mejorar el comportamiento de materiales convencionales mediante recubrimientos que elevan sus propiedades mecánicas y anticorrosivas, incrementando su vida útil. Se evaluó el comportamiento ante el fenómeno de micro-abrasión-corrosión de recubrimientos DLC/Si depositados mediante la técnica de deposición química de vapor asistida por plasma en contacto con solución de Ringer, simulando un ambiente biológico. Los resultados indican que el recubrimiento experimenta un aumento en el volumen de desgaste cuando se encuentra sometido al mecanismo de micro-abrasión-corrosión en relación con la prueba de solo microabrasión, además, la pérdida más significativa se encuentra en el sustrato sin recubrimiento; esto demuestra el efecto protector del recubrimiento.

  15. Valoración de las aguas residuales mediante procedimientos analíticos y biológicos

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    M. Carballo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Ciertos procedimientos, basados en aproximaciones analíticas y biológicas, están demostrando ser útiles en la valoración del riesgo de las aguas residuales urbanas procedentes de las Plantas de Tratamiento. Estos efluentes, considerados “mezclas complejas”, compuestos por sustancias de muy diferente naturaleza, origen y características toxicológicas y medio ambientales, requieren una valoración realista. Con el fin de colaborar al conocimiento de una parte de la realidad de nuestro país, presentamos un estudio sobre once depuradoras urbanas en las que se ha realizado un perfil de compuestos orgánicos y una valoración toxicológica mediante tests de toxicidad agudos, crónicos, de estrogenicidad, mutagenicidad y teratogenia. Los resultados muestran que 7 efluentes presentan toxicidad aguda, 3 toxicidad crónica y 4 estrogenicidad. Destacamos el hecho de que los 4 efluentes que presentan estrogenicidad, poseen al menos 3 de las sustancias estrogénicas detectadas mediante el perfil cromatográfico. Este tipo de consideraciones nos hace reflexionar sobre la necesidad de incorporar este tipo de metodologías para disponer de un conocimiento más realista de estas situaciones.

  16. O Naturalismo Biológico de Searle e a Relação Mente-cérebro

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    Carlos Eduardo de Sousa Lyra

    Full Text Available RESUMO Apresentamos o 'naturalismo biológico' de John Searle enquanto possível referencial filosófico para um estudo da mente em diálogo com a neurociência contemporânea. O método utilizado baseia-se em uma revisão crítica e sistemática das principais obras de John Searle sobre a consciência e o problema mente-corpo, com eventuais consultas a outros autores. Nosso objetivo principal é demonstrar que a resolução apresentada por Searle ao problema mente-corpo acaba por introduzir um dualismo de propriedades ou de perspectivas que não resolve, de fato, o problema. Apesar disso, reconhecemos a posição apresentada por Searle como um avanço importante na tentativa de enfrentar a tradição cartesiana e alguns de seus caudatários contemporâneos.

  17. Biochemical and toxicological studies of aqueous extract of ...

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    Biochemical and toxicological studies of aqueous extract of Syzigium ... tract diseases and also used as food spices), on some biochemical indices, such as ... liver functions and blood parameters were studied in adult albino rats of both sexes.

  18. Biochemical changes during aging of soybean seed

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    Balešević-Tubić Svetlana

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Biochemical changes that occur in the seed as a result of ageing are very significant for seed quality and longevity. Because of its characteristic composition, processes occurring in the seed of oil crops during storage will be typical as well. Six soybean varieties developed in Institute of field and vegetable crops Novi Sad, submitted to accelerated and natural aging, under controlled and conventional storage conditions were used in these trials. The content of malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities were studied. The biochemical processes i.e. lipid peroxidation, as well as the decrease in supeoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities (especially pronounced by applied accelerated aging were caused by both type of aging. The degree of seed damage and the ability of seed to resist the negative consequences of aging were influenced, beside duration of aging period, by type of storage and characteristics of soybean varieties. .

  19. Reconstructing biochemical pathways from time course data.

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    Srividhya, Jeyaraman; Crampin, Edmund J; McSharry, Patrick E; Schnell, Santiago

    2007-03-01

    Time series data on biochemical reactions reveal transient behavior, away from chemical equilibrium, and contain information on the dynamic interactions among reacting components. However, this information can be difficult to extract using conventional analysis techniques. We present a new method to infer biochemical pathway mechanisms from time course data using a global nonlinear modeling technique to identify the elementary reaction steps which constitute the pathway. The method involves the generation of a complete dictionary of polynomial basis functions based on the law of mass action. Using these basis functions, there are two approaches to model construction, namely the general to specific and the specific to general approach. We demonstrate that our new methodology reconstructs the chemical reaction steps and connectivity of the glycolytic pathway of Lactococcus lactis from time course experimental data.

  20. Optical Slot-Waveguide Based Biochemical Sensors

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    Carlos Angulo Barrios

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Slot-waveguides allow light to be guided and strongly confined inside a nanometer-scale region of low refractive index. Thus stronger light-analyte interaction can be obtained as compared to that achievable by a conventional waveguide, in which the propagating beam is confined to the high-refractive-index core of the waveguide. In addition, slot-waveguides can be fabricated by employing CMOS compatible materials and technology, enabling miniaturization, integration with electronic, photonic and fluidic components in a chip, and mass production. These advantages have made the use of slot-waveguides for highly sensitive biochemical optical integrated sensors an emerging field. In this paper, recent achievements in slot-waveguide based biochemical sensing will be reviewed. These include slot-waveguide ring resonator based refractometric label-free biosensors, label-based optical sensing, and nano-opto-mechanical sensors.

  1. Optimal Information Processing in Biochemical Networks

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    Wiggins, Chris

    2012-02-01

    A variety of experimental results over the past decades provide examples of near-optimal information processing in biological networks, including in biochemical and transcriptional regulatory networks. Computing information-theoretic quantities requires first choosing or computing the joint probability distribution describing multiple nodes in such a network --- for example, representing the probability distribution of finding an integer copy number of each of two interacting reactants or gene products while respecting the `intrinsic' small copy number noise constraining information transmission at the scale of the cell. I'll given an overview of some recent analytic and numerical work facilitating calculation of such joint distributions and the associated information, which in turn makes possible numerical optimization of information flow in models of noisy regulatory and biochemical networks. Illustrating cases include quantification of form-function relations, ideal design of regulatory cascades, and response to oscillatory driving.

  2. Some biochemical studies on thyroid immunity

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    Shoush, M.A.M.

    1980-01-01

    The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of induced immunological environment on: a - Carbohydrate metabolism as reflected by immunoreactive insulin and blood sugar levels. b - Biochemical parameters, namely total protein, albumin, globulin, alkaline phosphatase and transaminases, reflecting liver function. c - Radioimmunological tests reflecting thyroid function. The study comprised 36 male rabbits, boscate strain of six months age assigned randomly to : control, albumin immunized and thyroglobulin immunized groups

  3. Biochemical composition and methane production correlations

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    Charnier, Cyrille; Latrille, Eric; Moscoviz, Roman; Miroux, Jérémie; Steyer, Jean-Philippe

    2016-01-01

    Substrates for anaerobic digestion are composed of heterogeneous and complex organic matter. General parameters of the organic matter can be used to describe its composition such as sugar, protein and lipid contents, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) and kinetic of methane production. These parameters are required for the monitoring of digesters but their characterization are time consuming and expensive; thus, these parameters are rarely assessed all together....

  4. Biochemical characterization of cholesterol-reducing Eubacterium.

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    Mott, G E; Brinkley, A W; Mersinger, C L

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    We characterized two isolates of cholesterol-reducing Eubacterium by conducting conventional biochemical tests and by testing various sterols and glycerolipids as potential growth factors. In media containing cholesterol and plasmenylethanolamine, the tests for nitrate reduction, indole production, and gelatin and starch hydrolyses were negative, and no acid was produced from any of 22 carbohydrates. Both isolates hydrolyzed esculin to esculetin, indicating beta-glycosidase activity. In addit...

  5. Biochemical changes in ginger after gamma irradiation

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    Kausar, T.; Salahuddin; Pervaiz, K.; Niazi, A.H.K.

    2001-01-01

    Ginger (Zingiber officinate) was irradiated with gamma rays (0.1Kgy, 1.0Kgy). Biochemical changes during storage at room temperature (23-28 degree centigrade), in sand (23-28 degree centigrade) and at cold (8 degree centigrade) temperature were observed. Changes in starch, soluble protein, fixed oil and volatile oil contents showed that treatment of ginger at 0.1Kgy radiation level was most appropriate for storage upto 45 days

  6. Biochemical Factors Modulating Cellular Neurotoxicity of Methylmercury

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    Parvinder Kaur

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Methylmercury (MeHg, an environmental toxicant primarily found in fish and seafood, poses a dilemma to both consumers and regulatory authorities, given the nutritional benefits of fish consumption versus the possible adverse neurological damage. Several studies have shown that MeHg toxicity is influenced by a number of biochemical factors, such as glutathione (GSH, fatty acids, vitamins, and essential elements, but the cellular mechanisms underlying these complex interactions have not yet been fully elucidated. The objective of this paper is to outline the cellular response to dietary nutrients, as well as to describe the neurotoxic exposures to MeHg. In order to determine the cellular mechanism(s of toxicity, the effect of pretreatment with biochemical factors (e.g., N-acetyl cysteine, (NAC; diethyl maleate, (DEM; docosahexaenoic acid, (DHA; selenomethionine, SeM; Trolox and MeHg treatment on intercellular antioxidant status, MeHg content, and other endpoints was evaluated. This paper emphasizes that the protection against oxidative stress offered by these biochemical factors is among one of the major mechanisms responsible for conferring neuroprotection. It is therefore critical to ascertain the cellular mechanisms associated with various dietary nutrients as well as to determine the potential effects of neurotoxic exposures for accurately assessing the risks and benefits associated with fish consumption.

  7. Multidimensional biochemical information processing of dynamical patterns.

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    Hasegawa, Yoshihiko

    2018-02-01

    Cells receive signaling molecules by receptors and relay information via sensory networks so that they can respond properly depending on the type of signal. Recent studies have shown that cells can extract multidimensional information from dynamical concentration patterns of signaling molecules. We herein study how biochemical systems can process multidimensional information embedded in dynamical patterns. We model the decoding networks by linear response functions, and optimize the functions with the calculus of variations to maximize the mutual information between patterns and output. We find that, when the noise intensity is lower, decoders with different linear response functions, i.e., distinct decoders, can extract much information. However, when the noise intensity is higher, distinct decoders do not provide the maximum amount of information. This indicates that, when transmitting information by dynamical patterns, embedding information in multiple patterns is not optimal when the noise intensity is very large. Furthermore, we explore the biochemical implementations of these decoders using control theory and demonstrate that these decoders can be implemented biochemically through the modification of cascade-type networks, which are prevalent in actual signaling pathways.

  8. Explorations into Chemical Reactions and Biochemical Pathways.

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    Gasteiger, Johann

    2016-12-01

    A brief overview of the work in the research group of the present author on extracting knowledge from chemical reaction data is presented. Methods have been developed to calculate physicochemical effects at the reaction site. It is shown that these physicochemical effects can quite favourably be used to derive equations for the calculation of data on gas phase reactions and on reactions in solution such as aqueous acidity of alcohols or carboxylic acids or the hydrolysis of amides. Furthermore, it is shown that these physicochemical effects are quite effective for assigning reactions into reaction classes that correspond to chemical knowledge. Biochemical reactions constitute a particularly interesting and challenging task for increasing our understanding of living species. The BioPath.Database is a rich source of information on biochemical reactions and has been used for a variety of applications of chemical, biological, or medicinal interests. Thus, it was shown that biochemical reactions can be assigned by the physicochemical effects into classes that correspond to the classification of enzymes by the EC numbers. Furthermore, 3D models of reaction intermediates can be used for searching for novel enzyme inhibitors. It was shown in a combined application of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics that essential pathways of diseases can be uncovered. Furthermore, a study showed that bacterial flavor-forming pathways can be discovered. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. Diversidade de Agaricales (Basidiomycota na Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brasil Diversity of Agaricales (Basidiomycota in the Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brazil

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    Helenires Queiroz de Souza

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo dos representantes da Ordem Agaricales Clements (Hymenomycetes, Basidiomycotina, ocorrentes na Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, situada na Estrada AM-010, Manaus-Itacoatiara, Km 64, Latitude 02° 43' S e Longitude 59° 47' W, Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas. A área abrange 709 ha de floresta de terra firme primária. As coletas foram realizadas no período de dezembro de 2000 a junho de 2001 e seguiu-se a metodologia usual para identificação de Agaricales. Foram estudadas um total de 39 espécies, distribuídas em 13 gêneros e seis famílias: Polyporaceae: Pleurotus sp.; Hygrophoraceae: Hygrocybe cf. megistospora, Hygrocybe aff. miniceps, Hygrocybe occidentalis var. scarletina, e mais oito espécies de Hygrocybe indeterminadas; Tricholomataceae: Clitocybe sp., Hydropus sp.1 e Hydropus sp.2, Macrocystidia sp., Marasmiellus sp., Marasmius bellus, Marasmius haedinus var. haedinus,Marasmius cf. leoninus, Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. ruber,Marasmius cf. setulosifolius, Marasmius tageticolor, Marasmius cf. variabiliceps var. variabiliceps, Marasmius sp.1, Marasmius sp.2, Marasmius sp.3 e Marasmius sp.4, Tricholoma sp.; Agaricaceae: Agaricus sp.1 e Agaricus sp.2, Lepiota sp., Cystoderma sp.; Entolomataceae: Entoloma cf. azureoviride, Entoloma cf. cystidiophorum, Entoloma strigosissima, Entoloma sp.; Russulaceae: Lactarius panuoides. Destas, Entoloma azureoviride, Hygrocybe miniceps, Lactarius panuoides, Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. setulosifolius e Marasmius variabiliceps var. variabiliceps, provavelmente, estão sendo aqui citadas pela primeira vez, para o Brasil. Com exceção de Marasmius tageticolor, as demais espécies são citadas pela primeira vez, para a Reserva Egler. São fornecidas tabelas com a ocorrência das espécies de acordo com o gradiente topográfico (baixio, vertente, platô e seus respectivos habitats.A study of the order Agaricales Clements (Hymenomycetes, Basidiomycotina, occurring in

  10. Physiological and biochemical responses of Synechococcus sp. PCC7942 to Irgarol 1051 and diuron.

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    Deng, Xiangyuan; Gao, Kun; Sun, Junlong

    2012-10-15

    Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic algae found in oceans and freshwaters worldwide. These organisms are important primary producers in aquatic ecosystems because they can provide essential food for grazers and herbivores. In this study, the physiological and biochemical responses of the freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC7942 to two organic booster biocides Irgarol 1051 and diuron were compared and evaluated using 96 h growth tests in a batch-culture system. The 96 h median effective concentrations (EC(50)) were 0.019 and 0.097 μmol L(-1) for Irgarol 1051 and diuron, respectively, which indicate that Irgarol 1051 is about 5 times more toxic than diuron to cyanobacteria. Moreover, remarkable physiological and biochemical responses occurred in the Irgarol 1051 and diuron treatments. Irgarol 1051 and diuron stimulated cyanobacterial growth, increased the soluble protein content, and enhanced the catalase (CAT) activity at low concentrations, but inhibited them at high concentrations. However, the malondialdehyde (MDA) and polysaccharide content of the cyanobacteria were only significantly affected by Irgarol 1051. These observations suggest that Irgarol 1051 and diuron are toxic to Synechococcus sp. PCC7942, and their use should be restricted in maritime industries. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Recombinant expression, purification and biochemical characterization of kievitone hydratase from Nectria haematococca.

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    Matthias Engleder

    Full Text Available Kievitone hydratase catalyzes the addition of water to the double bond of the prenyl moiety of plant isoflavonoid kievitone and, thereby, forms the tertiary alcohol hydroxy-kievitone. In nature, this conversion is associated with a defense mechanism of fungal pathogens against phytoalexins generated by host plants after infection. As of today, a gene sequence coding for kievitone hydratase activity has only been identified and characterized in Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoli. Here, we report on the identification of a putative kievitone hydratase sequence in Nectria haematococca (NhKHS, the teleomorph state of F. solani, based on in silico sequence analyses. After heterologous expression of the enzyme in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris, we have confirmed its kievitone hydration activity and have assessed its biochemical properties and substrate specificity. Purified recombinant NhKHS is obviously a homodimeric glycoprotein. Due to its good activity for the readily available chalcone derivative xanthohumol (XN, this compound was selected as a model substrate for biochemical studies. The optimal pH and temperature for hydratase activity were 6.0 and 35°C, respectively, and apparent Vmax and Km values for hydration of XN were 7.16 μmol min-1 mg-1 and 0.98 ± 0.13 mM, respectively. Due to its catalytic properties and apparent substrate promiscuity, NhKHS is a promising enzyme for the biocatalytic production of tertiary alcohols.

  12. Biochemical changes in cuttings of Robinia pseudoacacia after treatment with naphthenate

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    Full Text Available Naphthenic acids were isolated from gas oil fractions (distillation interval 168–290 °C of Vojvodina crude oil “Velebit”, characterized and their biological ac­tivity evaluated by the biochemical changes in cuttings of Robinia pseudoacacia after treatment with naphthenate. The activities of IAA peroxidase, total peroxi­da­ses and amylase, as well as the contents of reducing sugars and total proteins, were determined in the basal parts of soft wood cuttings of black locust after treat­ment with sodium naphthenate or the sodium salt of 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA, con­­centration 10-7 mol dm-3 for 3 or 6 h. High activities of IAA oxidase and amy­lase, together with a low activity of peroxidase (which is known as being stimula­tory for the initiation and activation of primordia were obtained after the three-hour treatment with sodium naphthenate. Six-hour treatment had an inhibitory effect on the examined biochemical markers. The effects of three- and six-hour treatments with NAA were between those of the corresponding treatment with naphthenic acids.

  13. Utilização de carvão ativado biológico para o tratamento de água para consumo humano

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    RESUMO: Este artigo de revisão aborda o uso do carvão ativado biológico no tratamento das águas para consumo humano. O tratamento biológico tem aplicação na redução da instabilidade da água potável causada por matéria orgânica biodegradável e compostos inorgânicos reduzidos presentes em baixas concentrações. A instabilidade tem efeitos prejudiciais à qualidade da água potável, tais como o crescimento de bactérias e a formação de biofilmes na rede de distribuição. O artigo discute as causas e ...

  14. Aspectos fundamentais na validação do monitor biológico para a esterilização por óxido de etileno

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    Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto

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    Considerando a importância da garantia de esterilidade em produtos médico-hospitalares, e conhecendo a necessidade de controle do processo esterilizante por óxido de etileno através de vários parâmetros dentre eles pelo sensor biológico, este trabalho teve como objetivo a padronização de alguns aspectos importantes do monitor biológico. Esporos de Bacillus subtilis var. niger foram obtidos em meios sólido e líquido sintético de esporulação, assim como adquiridos no comércio nacional, como sus...

  15. Oscilações entre o reducionismo e o fisicalismo não-redutivo no naturalismo biológico de John Searle

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    Tárik de Athayde Prata

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    Full Text Available O artigo examina a concepção de Searle sobre a redução da consciência (em especial a sua teoria acerca de seus poderes causais, que se mostra obscura e incoerente. Porém, essa incoerência não é inevitável, pois o naturalismo biológico possui elementos que permitiriam a articulação de uma teoria mais clara a respeito das capacidades causais. O exame da teoria de Pereboom e Kornblith possibilita entender por que a afirmação de identidade das capacidades causais leva a um reducionismo. Essa teoria aponta um caminho promissor para que se possa aprimorar o naturalismo biológico.

  16. The relationship between advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and biochemical and histopathological findings in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

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    Ozenirler, Seren; Erkan, Gulbanu; Konca Degertekin, Ceyla; Ercin, Ugur; Cengiz, Mustafa; Bilgihan, Ayse; Yilmaz, Guldal; Akyol, Gulen

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    To investigate the correlation between advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) levels and biochemical and histopathological findings in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Sixty biopsy-proven NASH patients and 60 individuals with ultrasonographically healthy liver (the control group) were included in the study. AOPP levels were determined in all the participants and liver histopathological examination based on liver biopsy was performed in NASH patients. The NASH activity score (NAS), hepatosteatosis, liver inflammation and fibrosis were evaluated. Serum AOPP level was significantly higher in the NASH group than that in the control group (461.8 ± 201.9 μmol/L vs 191.7 ± 152.5 μmol/L, P < 0.001). The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve revealed a sensitivity of 73.3% and a specificity of 88.3% for the diagnosis of NASH with an AOPP cut-off value of 332 μmol/L (the area under ROC curve 0.88, 95% confidence interval 0.82-0.94, P < 0.01). AOPP levels were positively correlated with NAS (r = 0.27, P = 0.035), fibrosis (r = 0.27, P = 0.037) and inflammation (r = 0.34, P = 0.008), but not the grade of steatosis (r = 0.02, P = 0.83) or ballooning (r = 0.02, P = 0.55). AOPP levels are significantly higher in patients with NASH than in those with ultrasonographically healthy liver. AOPP levels are positively correlated with biochemical and histopathological findings (NAS, liver inflammation and fibrosis), indicating that AOPP may play a role in the development of liver fibrosis and inflammation and may predict liver histopathology in NASH. © 2013 Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  17. El pelo como matriz biológica alternativa y su uso en la determinación de la exposición intraútero a drogas ilícitas y fármacos

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    Lendoiro Belío, Elena

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    El uso de matrices biológicas alternativas en el ámbito de la Toxicología Clínica y Forense se ha incrementado de forma significativa en los últimos años, ay que complementan la información obtenida por las matrices biológicas tradicionales. El pelo es una matriz biológica alternativa muy útil debido a su amplia ventana de detección, de meses o incluso años, que permite realizar el estudio retrospectivo del consumo y establecer el perfil cronológico del mismo. Sin embargo, para su análisis to...

  18. [Physiological and biochemical characteristics and capacity for polyhydroxyalkanoates synthesis in a glucose-utilizing strain of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria, Ralstonia eutropha B8562].

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    Volova, T G; Kozhevnikov, I V; Dolgopolova, Iu B; Trusova, M Iu; Kalacheva, G S; Aref'eva, Iu V

    2005-01-01

    The physiological, biochemical, genetic, and cultural characteristics of the glucose-utilizing mutant strain Ralstonia eutropha B8562 were investigated in comparison with the parent strain R. eutropha B5786. The morphological, cultural, and biochemical characteristics of strain R. eutropha B8562 were similar to those of strain R. eutropha B5786. Genetic analysis revealed differences between the 16S rRNA gene sequences of these strains. The growth characteristics of the mutant using glucose as the sole carbon and energy source were comparable with those of the parent strain grown on fructose. Strain B8562 was characterized by high yields of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from different carbon sources (CO2, fructose, and glucose). In batch culture with glucose under nitrogen limitation, PHA accumulation reached 90% of dry weight. In PHA, beta-hydroxybutyrate was predominant (over 99 mol %); beta-hydroxyvalerate (0.25-0.72 mol %) and beta-hydroxyhexanoate (0.008-1.5 mol %) were present as minor components. The strain has prospects as a PHA producer on glucose-containing media.

  19. Dispositivo de posicionamiento de muestras biológicas para su irradiación en un canal radial de un reactor nuclear // Biological samples positioning device for irradiations on a radial channel at the nuclear research reactor

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    Maritza Rodríguez - Gual

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available ResumenPor la demanda de un dispositivo experimental para el posicionamiento de las muestras biológicaspara su irradiación en un canal radial de un reactor nuclear de investigaciones en funcionamiento, seconstruyó y se puso en marcha un dispositivo para la colocación y retirada de las muestras en laposición de irradiación de dicho canal. Se efectuaron las valoraciones económicas comparando conotro tipo de dispositivo con las mismas funciones. Este trabajo formó parte de un proyectointernacional entre Cuba y Brasil que abarcó el estudio de los daños inducidos por diferentes tipos deradiación ionizante en moléculas de ADN. La solución propuesta es comprobada experimentalmente,lo que demuestra la validez práctica del dispositivo. Como resultado del trabajo, el dispositivoexperimental para la irradiación de las muestras biológicas se encuentra instalado y funcionando yapor 5 años en el canal radial # 3(BH#3 Palabras claves: reactor nuclear de investigaciones, dispositivo para posicionamiento de muestras,___________________________________________________________________________AbstractFor the demand of an experimental device for biological samples positioning system for irradiationson a radial channel at the nuclear research reactor in operation was constructed and started up adevice for the place and remove of the biological samples from the irradiation channels withoutinterrupting the operation of the reactor. The economical valuations are effected comparing withanother type of device with the same functions. This work formed part of an international projectbetween Cuba and Brazil that undertook the study of the induced damages by various types ofionizing radiation in DNA molecules. Was experimentally tested the proposed solution, whichdemonstrates the practical validity of the device. As a result of the work, the experimental device forbiological samples irradiations are installed and operating in the radial beam hole #3(BH#3

  20. Histologia do fígado de tilápia do Nilo ( Oreochromis niloticus alimentados com dietas contendo silagem biológica de pescado

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    Claucia A. Honorato

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as possíveis alterações histopatológicas hepática de tilápias do Nilo alimentadas com dietas contendo silagem biológica de pescado com diferentes concentrações protéicas. Foram utilizados 180 juvenis alimentados com dietas contendo três níveis de proteína (20, 24 and 28% PB, e duas proporções de silagem biológica (¼ e ½ durante 75 dias. Os fragementos de fígado foram fixados em Bouin e inclusos em Histosec®. Posteriorente foram cortados em microtomo com espessura de 2 a 5μm. O método utilizado para coloração foi hematoxilina/eosina e PAS. Os cortes histológicos foram analisados em microscopio de luz. O desarranjo na morfologia do fígado dos peixes alimentados com silagem biológica foi influenciado pelos altos níveis protéicos, e pelo aumento ½ de proporções de proteínas de origem animal das dietas. Foi observado que a variação dos hepatócitos está diretamente ligada com o tipo da dieta fornecida para os peixes. Nos peixes alimentados com as dietas contendo 28% PB, o fígado apresentou desarranjo da estrutura cordonal dos hepatócitos, pontos de necrose e deslocamento do núcleo para periferia. Níveis elevados de silagem biológica de pescado provoca alterações deletérias no fígado. O nível de proteína adequado para manter o desenvolvimento associado à saúde do peixe é de 24%PB.

  1. Isolamento , caracterização parcial e atividades biológicas da lectina de entrecasca de aroeira(Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi.)

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    Mary Alves Viana, Ana

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    Infusão de entrecasca de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., família Anacardiaceae (aroeira), tem sido comumente usada em medicina popular. Lectinas constituem um grupo heterogêneo de proteínas capaz de reconhecer e reversivelmente ligar a carboidratos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi isolar a lectina de entrecasca de S. terebinthifolius e avaliar suas propriedades biológicas. Extrato obtido do pó de entrecasca foi submetido a ensaios de atividade hemaglutinante (AH) usando eritr...

  2. Parâmetros biológicos e tabela de vida de fertilidade de Neopamera bilobata (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae em morangueiro

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    Taciana Melissa de Azevedo Kuhn

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os parâmetros biológicos e determinar a tabela de vida de fertilidade de Neopamera bilobata (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae em morangueiro. O experimento foi realizado no Laboratório de Entomologia da Embrapa Uva e Vinho, em Bento Gonçalves, RS, em câmara climatizada (a 23±1°C, 70±10% UR e fotófase de 12 horas. Utilizaram-se folíolos, flores, frutos verdes e maduros de morangueiro 'Aromas' como alimento para os percevejos. O desenvolvimento das fases imaturas e os parâmetros biológicos dos adultos foram monitorados diariamente. O percevejo N. bilobata não completou o ciclo biológico em folíolos e flores de morangueiro. Em frutos maduros e verdes, o tempo de desenvolvimento da ninfa ao adulto foi de 32,8±9,12 e 36,7±6,80 dias, com viabilidade de 27,3 e 51%, respectivamente. O período de oviposição foi de 34,7±21,2 dias, com 319,1±262,7 ovos em frutos maduros, e de 43,9±18,3 dias, com 318,2±144,7 ovos em frutos verdes. Neopamera bilobata completa seu ciclo biológico na cultura do morangueiro. Frutos verdes de morangueiro são mais adequados ao desenvolvimento deste inseto do que frutos maduros.

  3. A determinação biológica dos transtornos mentais: uma discussão a partir de teses neurocientíficas recentes

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    Luna Rodrigues Freitas-Silva

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    Full Text Available Resumo: A compreensão dos processos de formação dos transtornos mentais vem se mostrando desafiadora desde a fundação do campo psiquiátrico. O desenvolvimento das neurociências proporcionou novo fôlego à expectativa de encontrar estritamente no funcionamento biológico a explicação para o surgimento dos transtornos mentais. No entanto, tal objetivo não vem sendo alcançado com a esperada facilidade, de modo que novas hipóteses começam a se destacar nas pesquisas neurocientíficas. Neste artigo, identificamos as noções de epigenética, neurodesenvolvimento e plasticidade como os principais indicativos de um novo modo de compreender a biologia dos fenômenos mentais. A complexidade genética, o papel formativo do ambiente e as variações que caracterizam a vulnerabilidade implicam importantes modificações nas principais teses sobre a determinação biológica dos transtornos mentais, sugerindo uma reconfiguração dos limites entre o "social" e o "biológico" nas pesquisas em neurociências.

  4. Contribuições de componentes da licenciatura em Ciências Biológicas na constituição do educador ambiental

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    Gabriela de Vargas de Rosa

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    Full Text Available A educação ambiental é uma construção histórica de valores e responsabilidades, num processo de mudanças de atitudes quanto a relação ser humano e natureza, considerando a vida em sociedade. O objetivo do trabalho é verificar a contribuição da formação profissional na Licenciatura em Ciências Biológicas para a constituição do educador ambiental, numa perspectiva interdisciplinar do conhecimento. Para tanto, foram realizadas as análises das ementas e referências dos componentes curriculares Ecologia, Prática de Ensino I: Fundamentos teóricos e práticos em ciências e Prática de ensino VI: Prática de Pesquisa Biológica inscritos no Projeto Pedagógico do Curso de Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (UNIJUI, implantado em 2009. As discussões propiciadas a partir deste conhecimento, em sala de aula, proporcionam espaços de reflexão sobre a responsabilidade individual e coletiva na mudança de atitude quanto a relação com o ambiente.

  5. Utilização de carvão ativado biológico para o tratamento de água para consumo humano

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    Ana Paula Campos Westphalen

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Este artigo de revisão aborda o uso do carvão ativado biológico no tratamento das águas para consumo humano. O tratamento biológico tem aplicação na redução da instabilidade da água potável causada por matéria orgânica biodegradável e compostos inorgânicos reduzidos presentes em baixas concentrações. A instabilidade tem efeitos prejudiciais à qualidade da água potável, tais como o crescimento de bactérias e a formação de biofilmes na rede de distribuição. O artigo discute as causas e consequências da instabilidade, as medidas de avaliação da matéria orgânica, os mecanismos de formação e controle de biofilmes no carvão ativado granular e as técnicas de avaliação microbiológica e da biodiversidade nos biofilmes. Além disso, analisa-se também a integração do carvão ativado biológico com outros processos usados no tratamento de água para consumo humano.

  6. On the Adaptive Design Rules of Biochemical Networks in Evolution

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    Bor-Sen Chen

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    Full Text Available Biochemical networks are the backbones of physiological systems of organisms. Therefore, a biochemical network should be sufficiently robust (not sensitive to tolerate genetic mutations and environmental changes in the evolutionary process. In this study, based on the robustness and sensitivity criteria of biochemical networks, the adaptive design rules are developed for natural selection in the evolutionary process. This will provide insights into the robust adaptive mechanism of biochemical networks in the evolutionary process. We find that if a mutated biochemical network satisfies the robustness and sensitivity criteria of natural selection, there is a high probability for the biochemical network to prevail during natural selection in the evolutionary process. Since there are various mutated biochemical networks that can satisfy these criteria but have some differences in phenotype, the biochemical networks increase their diversities in the evolutionary process. The robustness of a biochemical network enables co-option so that new phenotypes can be generated in evolution. The proposed robust adaptive design rules of natural selection gain much insight into the evolutionary mechanism and provide a systematic robust biochemical circuit design method of biochemical networks for biotechnological and therapeutic purposes in the future.

  7. Evolución biológica y cultural: una mirada a la tecnología

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    Angela Landínez

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una reflexión sobre la tecnología; para esto se establece una correlación entre la evolución biológica y la cultural. Además, se profundiza en el concepto de la técnica, sobre la cual se presenta una corta descripción de subdesarrollo histórico. También, se plantea la problemática de la biotecnología, la cual podría llegar a tener un fin meramente utilitario, por lo que está llamada a conservar la intencionalidad de su enfoque en el interior de una cultura que aún no hatenido suficiente tiempo para discutir las posibles implicaciones humanas, tecnológicas, ambientales y éticas de tan acelerado desarrollo. En estaperspectiva, se presenta a la bioética como un importante espacio de diálogo frente a la ambigüedad del desarrollo tecnológico. Finalmente, se sostiene que el problema en relación con el fenómeno tecnológico no está en la tecnología per se, sino en la difusión de una mentalidad tecnócrata que hace que la técnica pierda su carácter de medio para convertirse en fin; por lo cual se sugiere reinventar una forma de relacionarse con la racionalidad tecnológica.

  8. Biodigestores: factores químicos, físicos y biológicos relacionados con su productividad

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    Olga Rivas Solano

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Los biodigestores son sistemas diseñados para optimizar la producción de biogás por medio de desechos orgánicos, lo que permite obtener energía limpia, renovable y de bajo costo. En el ITCR se efectuó, durante el año 2008, una actividad de fortalecimiento de la investigación con el propósito de desarrollar un sistema electrónico e inalámbrico de control y protección para la producción de biogás. Como parte de los objetivos específicos se planteó investigar sobre los métodos que existen para acelerar la descomposición de la materia prima durante la producción del gas. Para elaborar el presente artículo se hizo una revisión con el fin de establecer los parámetros matemáticos implicados en la estimación de la productividad de un biodigestor. Posteriormente, se indagó la influencia de los factores químicos en la producción del mismo, entre ellos la composición de los sustratos y sus combinaciones, la adición de grasas y la presencia de inhibidores. Luego se estudió el efecto de factores físicos como la temperatura, la remoción de los sólidos y de las proteínas de los lodos y la separación de las fases de la digestión anaerobia de la materia orgánica. Finalmente, se investigó el papel de factores biológicos como la adición de bacterias termofílicas y la importancia de los metanógenos.

  9. Actividad contra Leishmania sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae de plantas en una Reserva Biológica de Costa Rica

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    Misael Chinchilla-Carmona

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una enfermedad muy importante para el ser humano pero su tratamiento es bastante difícil. Por esta razón muchos investigadores han venido buscando plantas que contengan componentes químicos activos contra esta parasitosis. En Costa Rica no se tienen estudios al respecto y por eso el objetivo de este estudio fue la búsqueda de componentes activos contra Leishmania sp. en plantas de Costa Rica; 67 especies de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB fueron seleccionadas para realizar este trabajo. Para ello se prepararon extractos crudos hidro-alcohólicos de material fresco o desecado de raíz, tallo, hojas maduras o tiernas, flores y frutos inmaduros o maduros. Usando pruebas presuntivas y luego específicas, se analizó el efecto de tales extractos sobre una cepa de Leishmania (OCR. Se consideraron plantas promisorias solamente aquellas en que al menos una de sus partes presentara un CI50<100µg/mL. Las plantas seleccionadas fueron: Bocconia frutescens, Clematis dioica,Cordia megalantha, Eugenia austin-smithii, Guarea bullata, Guateria tonduzii, Mikania holwayana, Nectandra membranacea,Neurolaena lobata, Persea povedae, Piper auritum, Rollinia pittieri, Solanum arboreum, Tetrorchidium euryphyllum, Witheringia solanacea y Zanthoxylum juniperinum. Existió una ligera tendencia de positividad mayor para los extractos frescos y la actividad se presentó en una y hasta más de cuatro partes de la planta. La mayoría de los extractos activos no fueron tóxicos. Se discute la importancia de estos nuevos hallazgos, en relación con el nuevo conocimiento científico y su proyección en el tratamiento de la leishmaniosis.

  10. Maduración biológica, fuerza y potencia muscular en la brazada de crol

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    Richard R. Casanova Machek

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de una investigación de campo, de tipo correlacional que buscó determinar la relación entre la maduración biológica y la potencia muscular de los miembros superiores en nadadores de categorías menores. Se evaluaron 23 niños(as edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 13 años. La muestra se caracterizó a través de mediciones antropométricas: estatura, masa corporal, envergadura, composición corporal y superficie corporal, maduración sexual (Tanner, 1975. Se aplicó Test de Wingate (laboratorio y piscina según Dotan y Bar-Or (1983 y Morouco (2009 para miembros superiores para estimar potencia máxima, potencia relativa, potencia promedio, índice de fatiga. Los datos se presentan en medidas de tendencia central y dispersión; se calcularon las diferencias de un factor y se estimaron las correlaciones con la técnica Pearson y Spearman. Los resultados indican que el entrenamiento fuera del agua influyó en el rendimiento dentro del agua. El tamaño de las dimensiones corporales y el número de horas de entrenamiento tiene incidencia sobre la potencia producida por los nadadores, con diferencias notables a partir de los 10 años. Las dimensiones corporales y la mayor frecuencia de entrenamiento semanal generan valores altos de potencia muscular. Se recomienda realizar evaluaciones periódicas de fuerza y potencia, crear y mantener actualizado el perfil antropométrico, aplicar cuestionario de autoevaluación de caracteres de maduración sexual y ajustar los periodos de duración de las horas de entrenamiento, en tanto se incrementen las edades.

  11. Biochemical Network Stochastic Simulator (BioNetS: software for stochastic modeling of biochemical networks

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    Elston Timothy C

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intrinsic fluctuations due to the stochastic nature of biochemical reactions can have large effects on the response of biochemical networks. This is particularly true for pathways that involve transcriptional regulation, where generally there are two copies of each gene and the number of messenger RNA (mRNA molecules can be small. Therefore, there is a need for computational tools for developing and investigating stochastic models of biochemical networks. Results We have developed the software package Biochemical Network Stochastic Simulator (BioNetS for efficientlyand accurately simulating stochastic models of biochemical networks. BioNetS has a graphical user interface that allows models to be entered in a straightforward manner, and allows the user to specify the type of random variable (discrete or continuous for each chemical species in the network. The discrete variables are simulated using an efficient implementation of the Gillespie algorithm. For the continuous random variables, BioNetS constructs and numerically solvesthe appropriate chemical Langevin equations. The software package has been developed to scale efficiently with network size, thereby allowing large systems to be studied. BioNetS runs as a BioSpice agent and can be downloaded from http://www.biospice.org. BioNetS also can be run as a stand alone package. All the required files are accessible from http://x.amath.unc.edu/BioNetS. Conclusions We have developed BioNetS to be a reliable tool for studying the stochastic dynamics of large biochemical networks. Important features of BioNetS are its ability to handle hybrid models that consist of both continuous and discrete random variables and its ability to model cell growth and division. We have verified the accuracy and efficiency of the numerical methods by considering several test systems.

  12. Irradiation creep of the martensitic steel no. 1.4914 between 400 deg C and 600 deg C (Mol 5B)

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    Herschbach, K.; Doser, W.

    1983-01-01

    The irradiation induced creep of the martensitic steel DIN No. 1.4914 was investigated in the temperature range from 400 to 600 deg C for stresses up to 200 Mpa using the Mol 5B irradiation rig. The results point to a behavior quite different from that observed in the austenitic steels as will be discussed in detail. The creep is thermally activated and non-linearly dependent upon the applied stress. (author)

  13. Anàlisi de molècules molt eficients per millorar la síntesis orgànica

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    Montoya, Vanessa

    2008-01-01

    Mitjançant tècniques experimentals i informàtiques, els autors d'aquest treball van analitzar l'eficiència d'alguns grups de molècules, derivades de compostos de pirazol, usades com a precatalitzadors en els processos de síntesis orgàniques realitzats amb la reacció de Heck.

  14. Establishment of a clonal bank of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) O. Kuntz by selection of plus trees and grafting

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    Jenny E Nuñez; Elisa Quiala; Manuel de Feria; Saúl Mestanza; Rafael Gómez-Kosky; Franklin R Cuadrado; Michel Leiva-Mora

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    In Ecuador, plant propagation techniques are not available commercially to establish clonal banks of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) O. Kuntz (guarango) plus trees, which limits the development of in vitro propagation protocols of this specie. The objective of the present work was to establish a clonal bank of C. spinosa by selecting plus trees and grafting. Guarango trees belonging to the province of Chimborazo, Guano canton were selected based on total height, height at the beginning of the crow...

  15. Effect of 6-8 weeks of oral ursodeoxycholic acid administration on serum concentrations of fasting and postprandial bile acids and biochemical analytes in healthy dogs.

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    Deitz, Krysta L; Makielski, Kelly M; Williams, Jackie M; Lin, Hui; Morrison, Jo Ann

    2015-09-01

    Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is commonly used for the treatment of hepatobiliary disease. UDCA is a bile acid that can be detected in the bile acid assay. Its effect on biochemical analytes is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of 6-8 weeks of UDCA administration on fasting and postprandial concentrations of serum bile acids (SBA), cholesterol, triglycerides, bilirubin, and liver enzyme activities in healthy dogs. Twenty healthy dogs received UDCA for 6-8 weeks. CBC, biochemistry profile, urinalysis, fasting and postprandial SBA, and hepatobiliary ultrasound examination were performed prior to starting UDCA (timepoint 0) and after 6-8 weeks of therapy, while animals were still receiving UDCA (timepoint 1). Timepoint 0 and timepoint 1 values were compared with a paired t-test. SBA were remeasured 72 hours after UDCA discontinuation. Only mean fasting SBA at timepoint 1 increased significantly (P = .03) from timepoint 0 (2.26 μmol/L at time 0 and 3.81 μmol/L at time 1) but were not elevated above the normal reference interval (0-9 μmol/L). Two dogs had timepoint 1 fasting SBA above the reference interval (10 and 11.7 μmol/L). One dog had timepoint 1 postprandial SBA above the reference interval at 20.1 μmol/L (reference interval 0-17 μmol/L). Repeat SBA 72 hours after UDCA discontinuation were normal. Long-term administration of UDCA to healthy dogs may increase fasting SBA above pretreatment values (typically within the reference interval). Long-term administration of UDCA to healthy dogs does not alter liver enzyme activities, and bilirubin, cholesterol, or triglyceride concentrations. © 2015 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

  16. Biochemical Markers for Assessing Aquatic Contamination

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    Zdeňka Svobodová

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Biochemical markers, specifically enzymes of the first phase of xenobiotic transformation - cytochrome P450 and ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD - were used to determine the quantities of persistent organic pollutants (POPs in fish muscle (PCB, HCB, HCH, OCS, DDT. Eight rivers were monitored (Orlice, Chrudimka, Cidlina, Jizera, Vltava, Ohře and Bílina; and the River Blanice was used as a control. The indicator species selected was the chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.. There were no significant differences in cytochrome P450 content between the locations monitored. The highest concentration of cytochrome P450 in fish liver was in the Vltava (0.241 nmol mg-1 protein, and the lowest was in the Orlice (0.120 nmol mg-1 protein. Analysis of EROD activity showed a significant difference between the Blanice and the Vltava (P< 0.05, and also between the Orlice and the Vltava (P< 0.01, the Orlice and the Bílina (P< 0.01, and the Orlice and the Ohře (P< 0.05. The highest EROD activity in fish liver was in the Vltava (576.4 pmol min-1 mg-1 protein, and the lowest was in the Orlice (63.05 pmol min-1 mg-1 protein. In individual locations, results of chemical monitoring and values of biochemical markers were compared. A significant correlation (P< 0.05 was found between biochemical markers and OCS, and PCB. Among the tributaries studied those that contaminated the Elbe most were the Vltava and the Bílina. These tributaries should not be considered the main sources of industrial contamination of the River Elbe, because the most important contamination sources were along the river Elbe itself.

  17. Analysis of the conductivity of commercial easy sintering grade 3 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} materials

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    Badwal, Sukhvinder P.S.; Ciacchi, Fabio T.; Giampietro, Kristine M. [CSIRO, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Private Bag 33, Clayton South 3169, Victoria (Australia)

    2005-01-14

    Fine grain zirconia-yttria materials are required for enhanced performance in solid oxide fuel cells and related devices and in applications requiring good thermo-mechanical properties. Materials with about 3 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} composition are good electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cell, ceramic membrane oxygen separation and a number of related devices because of their superior mechanical properties and ease of fabrication into thin self-supporting structures in comparison with a material in the 8-10 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} composition range. In this study, sintering behaviour, impedance studies, four-probe DC conductivity measurements and microstructure analysis has been performed on various easy sintering grade materials from two commercial powder suppliers. These materials achieve near theoretical density at sintering temperatures as low as 1350-1400C. For direct comparison of the conductivity and impedance behaviour in easy sintering grade materials, several other 3 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} powders were also investigated. The total ionic conductivity at 850C in easy sintering grade materials is comparable with normal-grade commercial materials of similar composition despite a slightly higher grain boundary impedance at lower temperatures (below circa 450C). There were no obvious differences in the grain boundary thickness, calculated from the impedance data, of normal and easy sintering grade materials.

  18. Biochemical Disincentives to Fertilizing Cellulosic Ethanol Crops

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    Gallagher, M. E.; Hockaday, W. C.; Snapp, S.; McSwiney, C.; Baldock, J.

    2010-12-01

    Corn grain biofuel crops produce the highest yields when the cropping ecosystem is not nitrogen (N)-limited, achieved by application of fertilizer. There are environmental consequences for excessive fertilizer application to crops, including greenhouse gas emissions, hypoxic “dead zones,” and health problems from N runoff into groundwater. The increase in corn acreage in response to demand for alternative fuels (i.e. ethanol) could exacerbate these problems, and divert food supplies to fuel production. A potential substitute for grain ethanol that could reduce some of these impacts is cellulosic ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol feedstocks include grasses (switchgrass), hardwoods, and crop residues (e.g. corn stover, wheat straw). It has been assumed that these feedstocks will require similar N fertilization rates to grain biofuel crops to maximize yields, but carbohydrate yield versus N application has not previously been monitored. We report the biochemical stocks (carbohydrate, protein, and lignin in Mg ha-1) of a corn ecosystem grown under varying N levels. We measured biochemical yield in Mg ha-1 within the grain, leaf and stem, and reproductive parts of corn plants grown at seven N fertilization rates (0-202 kg N ha-1), to evaluate the quantity and quality of these feedstocks across a N fertilization gradient. The N fertilization rate study was performed at the Kellogg Biological Station-Long Term Ecological Research Site (KBS-LTER) in Michigan. Biochemical stocks were measured using 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), combined with a molecular mixing model (Baldock et al. 2004). Carbohydrate and lignin are the main biochemicals of interest in ethanol production since carbohydrate is the ethanol feedstock, and lignin hinders the carbohydrate to ethanol conversion process. We show that corn residue carbohydrate yields respond only weakly to N fertilization compared to grain. Grain carbohydrate yields plateau in response to fertilization at

  19. The biochemical womb of schizophrenia: A review.

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    Gaur, N; Gautam, S; Gaur, M; Sharma, P; Dadheech, G; Mishra, S

    2008-10-01

    The conclusive identification of specific etiological factors or pathogenic processes in the illness of schizophrenia has remained elusive despite great technological progress. The convergence of state-of-art scientific studies in molecular genetics, molecular neuropathophysiology, in vivo brain imaging and psychopharmacology, however, indicates that we may be coming much closer to understanding the genesis of schizophrenia. In near future, the diagnosis and assessment of schizophrenia using biochemical markers may become a "dream come true" for the medical community as well as for the general population. An understanding of the biochemistry/ visa vis pathophysiology of schizophrenia is essential to the discovery of preventive measures and therapeutic intervention.

  20. Conservation Laws in Biochemical Reaction Networks

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    Mahdi, Adam; Ferragut, Antoni; Valls, Claudia

    2017-01-01

    We study the existence of linear and nonlinear conservation laws in biochemical reaction networks with mass-action kinetics. It is straightforward to compute the linear conservation laws as they are related to the left null-space of the stoichiometry matrix. The nonlinear conservation laws...... are difficult to identify and have rarely been considered in the context of mass-action reaction networks. Here, using the Darboux theory of integrability, we provide necessary structural (i.e., parameterindependent) conditions on a reaction network to guarantee the existence of nonlinear conservation laws...

  1. Lipoprotein (a) and biochemical parameters in elderly

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    Yuttana Sudjaroen

    2016-01-01

    Background: Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an low-density lipoprotein like particle and is an important independent risk factor for coronary artery diseases (CAD). Few studies on Lp(a) level in Thai elderly to screening risk of CAD may concerned. Aims: To study the relation of Lp(a) level and routine biochemical parameters including lipid profiles and fasting blood glucose in elderly and to determine risk of subclinical symptoms by using Lp(a) levels as early risk predictor. Settings and Design: ...

  2. Radiation treatment of drugs, biochemicals and vaccines

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    Nordheim, W.; Braeuniger, S.; Kirsch, B.; Kotowski, H.; Teupel, D.

    1984-12-01

    The concise and tabulated review reports experimental results on the effects of radiation treatment on drugs, vaccines, biochemicals and adjuvants including enzymes as well. Irradiation was mostly performed by γ-radiation using 60 Co and to a lesser extent by 137 Cs, 182 Ta, X-rays and accelerators. Ionizing radiation proved to be a useful tool for sterilization and inactivation in producing drugs, vaccines, and bioactive agents and will contribute to realize procedures difficultly solvable as to engineering and economy, respectively. 124 refs

  3. Atribuição de significados biológicos às variáveis da equação logística: uma aplicação do Cálculo nas Ciências Biológicas Attribution of biological meanings to variables of logistic equation: applying Calculus to Biology

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    Lilian Akemi Kato

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta, como objetivo principal, uma proposta metodológica para o ensino do Cálculo nos cursos de Ciências Biológicas, que privilegia a atribuição de significados biológicos às variáveis e parâmetros que aparecem nos modelos matemáticos no estudo de dinâmica de populações. Utilizou-se, neste estudo, a equação logística como modelo matemático que caracteriza diversos tipos de crescimento populacional, além de apresentar outras complexidades do fenômeno biológico que podem ser melhor caracterizadas e explicadas por meio dos conceitos matemáticos relacionados ao Cálculo Diferencial. Entende-se que estas relações do Cálculo com as Ciências Biológicas contribuem para a compreensão de fenômenos biológicos complexos que podem ser explicados por equações matemáticas bastante simples.A methodological proposal for the teaching of Calculus in Biology courses is suggested. It would highlight the attribution of biological meanings to variables and parameters in mathematical models within the study of population dynamics. Logistic equations have been used as a mathematical model that characterizes several types of population growth and other complexities of the biological phenomenon which may be better explained through mathematical concepts related to Differential Calculus. Relationship between Calculus and Biology may contribute towards the comprehension of complex biological phenomena that may be explained through simple mathematical equations.

  4. Evolução biológica: ECO-EVO-DEVO na formação inicial de professores e pesquisadores

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    Thais Benetti Oliveira

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A epistemologia é uma área que fornece aportes para reflexão sobre a natureza e construção dos conhecimentos. No que é referente às Ciências Biológicas, o conceito de evolução é entendido como um eixo integrador dessa Ciência e, portanto, deve representar a integração das diversas áreas da Biologia. Um estudo epistemológico sobre evolução permite que identifiquemos uma abordagem recente de pesquisa denominada ECO-EVO-DEVO, a qual apresenta um sincronismo entre desenvolvimento, organismo e ambiente no processo evolutivo e na constituição da diversidade fenotípica. Entendemos que é de ostensiva importância que essa abordagem seja discutia durante a Formação Inicial de professores e pesquisadores em Ciências Biológicas e, portanto, pretendemos investigar meios de representa-la como uma forma a facilitar sua inserção na sala de aula. Para a realização desta investigação, organizamos um Grupo de Pesquisa em Epistemologia da Biologia (GPEB onde foram propostas discussões acerca da evolução biológica a partir dessa abordagem. Desta forma, este artigo é sistematizado por meio de três principais eixos: 1 as características do conhecimento biológico integrado; 2 a epistemologia como parte fundamental à didática da biologia; 3 o GPEB como um espaço formativo por meio do qual pôde-se obter dados empíricos acerca de possibilidades de didatização do conhecimento biológico e 4 a proposição de diagramas para representar o percurso conceitual da abordagem integrada da evolução. Assim, um estudo aprofundado sobre as compilações contemporâneas acerca da ECO-EVO-DEVO e da pluralidade de processos que envolvem a evolução biológica, as discussões no GPEB e a elaboração de diagramas decorrentes da organização conceitual engendrada pelos participantes do grupo formam estratégias metodológicas que permitiram exemplificar caracterizações sobre a integração dos níveis biológicos no processo evolutivo

  5. Anesthetic efficacy of combinations of 0.5 mol/L mannitol and lidocaine with epinephrine for inferior alveolar nerve blocks in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.

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    Kreimer, Timothy; Kiser, Russell; Reader, Al; Nusstein, John; Drum, Melissa; Beck, Mike

    2012-05-01

    The purpose of these 2 prospective, randomized, single-blind studies was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of lidocaine with epinephrine compared with a combination lidocaine with epinephrine plus 0.5 mol/L mannitol for inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) blocks in patients experiencing symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. In study one, 55 emergency patients randomly received IAN blocks by using a 3.18-mL formulation containing 63.6 mg of lidocaine with 31.8 μg epinephrine or a 5-mL formulation containing 63.6 mg of lidocaine with 31.8 μg epinephrine (3.18 mL) plus 1.82 mL of 0.5 mol/L mannitol. In study two, 51 emergency patients randomly received IAN blocks by using a 1.9-mL formulation containing 76.4 mg of lidocaine with 36 μg epinephrine or a 3-mL formulation containing 76.4 mg of lidocaine with 36 μg epinephrine (1.9 mL) plus 1.1 mL of 0.5 mol/L mannitol. Endodontic access was begun 15 minutes after the IAN block, and all patients had profound lip numbness. Success was defined as no or mild pain (visual analogue scale recordings) on endodontic access or instrumentation. The 1.9 mL of lidocaine (76.4 mg) with epinephrine plus 0.5 mol/L mannitol had a significantly (P = .04) better success rate of 39% when compared with the lidocaine formulation without mannitol (13% success rate). For mandibular posterior teeth in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, the addition of 0.5 mol/L mannitol to 1.9 mL of lidocaine (76.4 mg) with epinephrine resulted in a statistically higher success rate. However, the combination lidocaine/mannitol formulation would not result in predictable pulpal anesthesia. Copyright © 2012 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Managing and delivering of 3D geo data across institutions has a web based solution - intermediate results of the project GeoMol.

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    Gietzel, Jan; Schaeben, Helmut; Gabriel, Paul

    2014-05-01

    The increasing relevance of geological information for policy and economy at transnational level has recently been recognized by the European Commission, who has called for harmonized information related to reserves and resources in the EU Member States. GeoMol's transnational approach responds to that, providing consistent and seamless 3D geological information of the Alpine Foreland Basins based on harmonized data and agreed methodologies. However, until recently no adequate tool existed to ensure full interoperability among the involved GSOs and to distribute the multi-dimensional information of a transnational project facing diverse data policy, data base systems and software solutions. In recent years (open) standards describing 2D spatial data have been developed and implemented in different software systems including production environments for 2D spatial data (like regular 2D-GI-Systems). Easy yet secured access to the data is of upmost importance and thus priority for any spatial data infrastructure. To overcome limitations conditioned by highly sophisticated and platform dependent geo modeling software packages functionalities of a web portals can be utilized. Thus, combining a web portal with a "check-in-check-out" system allows distributed organized editing of data and models but requires standards for the exchange of 3D geological information to ensure interoperability. Another major concern is the management of large models and the ability of 3D tiling into spatially restricted models with refined resolution, especially when creating countrywide models . Using GST ("Geosciences in Space and Time") developed initially at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and continuously extended by the company GiGa infosystems, incorporating these key issues and based on an object-relational data model, it is possible to check out parts or whole models for edits and check in again after modification. GST is the core of GeoMol's web-based collaborative environment designed to

  7. [Biochemical principles of early saturnism recognition].

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    Tsimakuridze, M P; Mansuradze, E A; Zurashvili, D G; Tsimakuridze, M P

    2009-03-01

    The aim of the work is to determine the major sensitive criteria of biochemical indicators that allow timely discovery of negative influence of lead on organism and assist in early diagnosis of primary stages of saturnism. The workers of Georgian typographies, performing technological processes of letterpress printing were observed. Professional groups having contact with lead aerosols (main group of 66 people) and the workers of the same typography not being in touch with the poison (control group of 24 people) were studied. It was distinguished that, protracted professional contact with lead causes moderate increase of lead, coproporphyrin and DALA in daily urine in most cases; it is more clearly evidenced in the professional groups of lead smelters and lino operators and less clearly among typesetter and printers. Upon the checkup of people, having a direct contact with lead, biochemical analysis of urine should be given a preference, especially the determination of quantitative content of lead and coproporphyrin in urine with the aim of revealing the lead carrier, which is one of the first signals for occupational lookout and medical monitoring of the similar contingent.

  8. Identifying optimal models to represent biochemical systems.

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    Mochamad Apri

    Full Text Available Biochemical systems involving a high number of components with intricate interactions often lead to complex models containing a large number of parameters. Although a large model could describe in detail the mechanisms that underlie the system, its very large size may hinder us in understanding the key elements of the system. Also in terms of parameter identification, large models are often problematic. Therefore, a reduced model may be preferred to represent the system. Yet, in order to efficaciously replace the large model, the reduced model should have the same ability as the large model to produce reliable predictions for a broad set of testable experimental conditions. We present a novel method to extract an "optimal" reduced model from a large model to represent biochemical systems by combining a reduction method and a model discrimination method. The former assures that the reduced model contains only those components that are important to produce the dynamics observed in given experiments, whereas the latter ensures that the reduced model gives a good prediction for any feasible experimental conditions that are relevant to answer questions at hand. These two techniques are applied iteratively. The method reveals the biological core of a model mathematically, indicating the processes that are likely to be responsible for certain behavior. We demonstrate the algorithm on two realistic model examples. We show that in both cases the core is substantially smaller than the full model.

  9. Biochemical Manifestation of HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome.

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    Ihenetu, Kenneth; Mason, Darius

    2012-01-01

    Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART), including protease inhibitors (PI) have led to dramatic improvements in the quality and quantity of life in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, a significant number of AIDS patients on HAART develop characteristic changes in body fat redistribution referred to as lipodystrophy syndrome (LDS). Features of LDS include hypertrophy in the neck fat pad (buffalo hump), increased fat in the abdominal region (protease paunch), gynecomastia and loss of fat in the mid-face and extremities. The aim of this paper is to review the current knowledge regarding this syndrome. This article reviews the published investigations on biochemical manifestation of HIV lipodystrophy syndrome. It is estimated that approximately 64% of patients treated with PI will experience this syndrome. Biochemically, these patients have increased triglycerides (Trig), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and extremely low high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C). It is hoped that awareness of this syndrome would aid in early diagnosis and better patient management, possibly leading to a lower incidence of cardiovascular complications among these patients.

  10. Biochemical research elucidating metabolic pathways in Pneumocystis*

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    Kaneshiro E.S.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Advances in sequencing the Pneumocystis carinii genome have helped identify potential metabolic pathways operative in the organism. Also, data from characterizing the biochemical and physiological nature of these organisms now allow elucidation of metabolic pathways as well as pose new challenges and questions that require additional experiments. These experiments are being performed despite the difficulty in doing experiments directly on this pathogen that has yet to be subcultured indefinitely and produce mass numbers of cells in vitro. This article reviews biochemical approaches that have provided insights into several Pneumocystis metabolic pathways. It focuses on 1 S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet; SAM, which is a ubiquitous participant in numerous cellular reactions; 2 sterols: focusing on oxidosqualene cyclase that forms lanosterol in P. carinii; SAM:sterol C-24 methyltransferase that adds methyl groups at the C-24 position of the sterol side chain; and sterol 14α-demethylase that removes a methyl group at the C-14 position of the sterol nucleus; and 3 synthesis of ubiquinone homologs, which play a pivotal role in mitochondrial inner membrane and other cellular membrane electron transport.

  11. Pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma: Biochemical and genetic diagnosis.

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    Cano Megías, Marta; Rodriguez Puyol, Diego; Fernández Rodríguez, Loreto; Sención Martinez, Gloria Lisette; Martínez Miguel, Patricia

    Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are tumours derived from neural crest cells, which can be diagnosed by biochemical measurement of metanephrine and methoxytyramine. Advances in genetic research have identified many genes involved in the pathogenesis of these tumours, suggesting that up to 35-45% may have an underlying germline mutation. These genes have a singular transcriptional signature and can be grouped into 2 clusters (or groups): cluster 1 (VHL and SHDx), involved in angiogenesis and hypoxia pathways; and cluster 2 (MEN2 and NF1), linked to the kinase signalling pathway. In turn, these genes are associated with a characteristic biochemical phenotype (noradrenergic and adrenergic), and clinical features (location, biological behaviour, age of presentation, etc.) in a large number of cases. Early diagnosis of these tumours, accompanied by a correct genetic diagnosis, should eventually become a priority to enable better treatment, early detection of complications, proper screening of family members and related tumours, as well as an improvement in the overall prognosis of these patients. Copyright © 2016 Sociedad Española de Nefrología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  12. Effect of Ca and Li additions on densification and electrical conductivity of 10 mol% gadolinia-doped ceria prepared by the coprecipitation technique; Efeito de adicoes de litio e calcio na densificacao e na condutividade eletrica da ceria-10% mol gadolinia preparada pela tecnica de co-precipitacao

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    Porfirio, T.C.

    2010-07-01

    Ceria containing rare-earth ceramics are potential candidates for application in intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. One of the main problems related to these ceramic materials is their relatively low sinterability. In this work, the effects of Ca and Li additions on densification and electrical conductivity of 10 mol% gadolinia-doped ceria was investigated. Ceramic compositions containing 1.5 mol% Ca or Li were prepared by the oxalate coprecipitation technique. Results of sintered density and electrical conductivity were compared to those of ceramic samples obtained by solid state reactions showing the effects of the synthesis method on densification and total electrical conductivity of the sintered materials. (author)

  13. The Drosophila genes CG14593 and CG30106 code for G-protein-coupled receptors specifically activated by the neuropeptides CCHamide-1 and CCHamide-2

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    Hansen, Karina K; Hauser, Frank; Williamson, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Recently, a novel neuropeptide, CCHamide, was discovered in the silkworm Bombyx mori (L. Roller et al., Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38 (2008) 1147-1157). We have now found that all insects with a sequenced genome have two genes, each coding for a different CCHamide, CCHamide-1 and -2. We have also...

  14. Gene Silencing in Adult Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Through Oral Delivery of Double-Stranded RNA

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    2012-01-01

    able to reduce resistance to permethrin in Plutella xylostella. To develop dsRNA as a means of population con- trol of mosquitoes, either alone or in...diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, reduces larval resistance to permethrin. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39, 38–46. Blandin S, Moita LF, Kocher T, Wilm M

  15. Actividad biológica de hongos entomopatógenos sobre Premnotrypes vorax Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae

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    Jorge Enrique Villamil

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El gusano blanco (Premnotrypes vorax Hustache ocasiona pérdidas considerables en el cultivo de la papa, las cuales pueden llegar hasta el 100% dependiendo del nivel de infestación y manejo del cultivo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar el efecto individual y combinado de dos aislamientos autóctonos de Beauveria spp. en comparación con dos bioplaguicidas a base de Metarhizium anisopliae y Beauveria brongniartii, sobre P. vorax en condiciones de campo. Se empleó el Diseño Completamente al Azar, con ocho tratamientos y cuatro repeticiones Se hicieron inoculaciónes mediante aspersión dirigida a la base de la planta, utilizando una concentración 5x108 conidias.g-1. Se evaluó porcentaje de daño, porcentaje de control y rendimiento al momento de cosecha (t ha-1. Los resultados indicaron que las cepas comerciales en combinación Metaril® W.P + B. brongniartii® W.P (T6 y el aislamiento autóctono de Beauveria sp. Bv01 (T1, presentaron los menores porcentajes de daño (3,1±0,06 y 3,5±0,2%, los mayores porcentajes de control (77±0,46 y 76,7±1,78%, y la mejor producción (19±0,40t ha-1 y 18±0,25t ha-1 con diferencias significativas (Duncan p≤0,05 respecto a los demás tratamientos y el control regional. Se destacó el T6, ya que mostró el mejor potencial biológico por su rendimiento en cosecha, representando una alternativa promisoria para el control de P. vorax al ser incorporado dentro de un esquema de manejo integrado de la plaga en la región.

  16. El juego de aprender y enseñar el concepto estructurante Evolución Biológica

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    Luis C. Ramírez-Olaya

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    Full Text Available Se implementó una estrategia didáctica sobre evolución biológica, con tres juegos: Evolución, El cuchador y los fríjoles y Evolucionar o perecer. Esta buscó superar algunos factores que dificultan su comprensión, como lo son la iconografía inapropiada, la insuficiente preparación de los profesores, estrategias didácticas inadecuadas, percepción negativa de la teoría evolutiva y obstáculos presentes en los estudiantes que varían según la edad y que podrán ser conceptuales, lógicos o emocionales. La población corresponde a alumnos de grado noveno y la muestra son 14 participantes de 14 a 18 años de una institución educativa privada de Bogotá D.C. que atiende población con diversidad funcional. La investigación es cualitativa y el enfoque es el análisis de contenido cerrado. Para estimar la eficacia de los juegos, antes y después de cada uno, se plantearon cuestionarios. Los resultados evidencian la efectividad de la estrategia por el aumento de respuestas acertadas, pero persisten obstáculos al aprendizaje. Los más conocidos son: la concepción de los cambios por la necesidad de superar una dificultad que presenta el ambiente o que son dirigidos por un agente externo, el cual puede ser mutagénico y selectivo, produciendo el cambio y seleccionando favorablemente. Además, no considerar que los cambios genéticos puedan ser heredables por la descendencia y que la selección solo actúe en la generación en la que surge el cambio. Asimismo, pensar la evolución como una escala de progreso que lleva a la perfección, es decir, la ortogénesis. El juego media en la construcción de conceptos y ejercita facultades emocionales, focalizando la atención.

  17. Evaluación biológica de la harina de hojas de Macrolobium bicuspidum en pollos de engorde

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    B. Soledad Rodríguez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Los costos de alimentación en la producción de pollos de engorde han llevado a la búsqueda de fuentes alternas de proteínas que permitan sustituir en parte al alimento comercial con follajes locales. El “grifo negro” (Macrolobium bicuspidum es una leguminosa que crece en la zona costera de Venezuela y sus hojas son muy apetecidas por los pollos de los campesinos del pueblo de Yare en Los Valles del Tuy, y en el momento del desmonte de los terrenos circundantes al pueblo, se recoge una gran cantidad de follaje. Se determinó la composición proximal de la hoja de Macrolobium bicuspidum, los contenidos de calcio, magnesio, sodio y potasio, y realizó un ensayo biológico utilizando pollos de engorde que consumieron una dieta control, una dieta aproteica y dietas con inclusión de 5, 10 y 15 % de harina de hojas de M. bicuspidum (HHMb. Se evaluó: aumento de peso, alimento consumido, relación de eficiencia de la proteína (PER, la PER ajustada, utilización neta de las proteínas (NPU, eficiencia alimentaria y conversión alimentaria. Se encontró que la HHMb tiene un porcentaje de proteínas en base seca de 18,6 % y alto contenido de calcio, potasio y magnesio, lo que hace a las hojas atractivas desde el punto de vista nutricional. Al comparar los valores del aumento de peso del grupo de pollos alimentados con la dieta control con los alimentados con las dietas en las cuales se sustituyó la proteína control con 5, 10 y 15 % de HHMb, no se encontraron diferencias significativas (p > 0,05 entre el grupo control y el grupo con sustitución de proteína con un 5 % de HHMb, pero sí hubo diferencias significativas (p < 0,05 con los otros grupos. La dieta con 5 % de HHMb fue la mejor dieta luego de la dieta control, indicando esto que puede incorporarse en pequeñas cantidades en alimentos para aves.

  18. Valoración de la conservación biológica en Tunja, Boyacá

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    Aracely Burgos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available La biodiversidad brinda servicios ecológicos, económicos y sociales, entre otros, aún así el común de la población ignora sus bondades y beneficios, aunque ella misma es la principal causa de su actual grado de amenaza y extinción. Boyacá es uno de los departamentos con mayor biodiversidad en Colombia y la conservación de las especies presentes en su territorio requiere de conocimiento y esfuerzos conjuntos por parte de sus habitantes. El presente estudio evalúa: la percepción de la ciudadanía frente a la importancia, el compromiso económico, las prioridades, las opciones y el grado de conocimiento, de 7 especies animales y vegetales presentes en la región, nativas y exóticas. Se realizaron 130 encuestas en diferentes zonas de la ciudad. Se encontró que la población tunjana: 1- le da gran importancia a todas las especies de gran tamaño, aunque no sean nativas, 2- estaría dispuesta a pagar por conservar las especies que considera muy importantes; 3- apoyaría el desarrollo de proyectos de producción agropecuaria y generación hidroeléctrica, aun cuando esto signifique la extinción de las especies; 4- opina que las mejores opciones de protección son: aportes internacionales y fondos provenientes del estado y, 5- desconoce las causas y los problemas de conservación de variedades nativas. Hacer efectiva la protección de la biodiversidad en Boyacá requiere, por una parte, un mayor conocimiento biológico y por otra, elaborar políticas y estrategias que tomen en cuenta la opinión del público, por ser ellos quienes realizan la actividad de “conservar”.

  19. BioNessie - a grid enabled biochemical networks simulation environment

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    Liu, X.; Jiang, J.; Ajayi, O.; Gu, X.; Gilbert, D.; Sinnott, R.O.

    2008-01-01

    The simulation of biochemical networks provides insight and understanding about the underlying biochemical processes and pathways used by cells and organisms. BioNessie is a biochemical network simulator which has been developed at the University of Glasgow. This paper describes the simulator and focuses in particular on how it has been extended to benefit from a wide variety of high performance compute resources across the UK through Grid technologies to support larger scale simulations.

  20. Possibilities and methods for biochemical assessment of radiation injury

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    Minkova, M [Meditsinska Akademiya, Sofia (Bulgaria). Nauchen Inst. po Rentgenologiya i Radiobiologiya

    1986-01-01

    An extensitive review (77 references) is made of the application of biochemical diagnostic methods for assessment of radiation diseases. A brief characteristics of several biochemical indicators is given: deoxycytidine, thymidine, rho-aminoisocarboxylic acid, DNA-ase, nucleic acids. Influence of such factors as age, sex, season etc. is studied by means of functional biochemical indicators as: creatine, triptophanic metabolites, 5-hydroxy-indolacetic acid, biogenic amines, serum proteins, enzymes, etc.

  1. Prions: the danger of biochemical weapons

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    Eric Almeida Xavier

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of biotechnology increases the risk of using biochemical weapons for mass destruction. Prions are unprecedented infectious pathogens that cause a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases by a novel mechanism. They are transmissible particles that are devoid of nucleic acid. Due to their singular characteristics, Prions emerge as potential danger since they can be used in the development of such weapons. Prions cause fatal infectious diseases, and to date there is no therapeutic or prophylactic approach against these diseases. Furthermore, Prions are resistant to food-preparation treatments such as high heat and can find their way from the digestive system into the nervous system; recombinant Prions are infectious either bound to soil particles or in aerosols. Therefore, lethal Prions can be developed by malicious researchers who could use it to attack political enemies since such weapons cause diseases that could be above suspicion.

  2. Biochemical Basis of Sestrin Physiological Activities

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    Ho, Allison; Cho, Chun-Seok; Namkoong, Sim; Cho, Uhn-Soo; Lee, Jun Hee (Michigan)

    2016-05-10

    Excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and chronic activation of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (mTORC1) are well-characterized promoters of aging and age-associated degenerative pathologies. Sestrins, a family of highly conserved stress-inducible proteins, are important negative regulators of both ROS and mTORC1 signaling pathways; however, the mechanistic basis of how Sestrins suppress these pathways remains elusive. In the past couple of years, breakthrough discoveries about Sestrin signaling and its molecular nature have markedly increased our biochemical understanding of Sestrin function. These discoveries have also uncovered new potential therapeutic strategies that may eventually enable us to attenuate aging and age-associated diseases.

  3. Simplifying biochemical models with intermediate species

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    Feliu, Elisenda; Wiuf, Carsten

    2013-01-01

    techniques, we study systematically the effects of intermediate, or transient, species in biochemical systems and provide a simple, yet rigorous mathematical classification of all models obtained from a core model by including intermediates. Main examples include enzymatic and post-translational modification...... systems, where intermediates often are considered insignificant and neglected in a model, or they are not included because we are unaware of their existence. All possible models obtained from the core model are classified into a finite number of classes. Each class is defined by a mathematically simple...... canonical model that characterizes crucial dynamical properties, such as mono- and multistationarity and stability of steady states, of all models in the class. We show that if the core model does not have conservation laws, then the introduction of intermediates does not change the steady...

  4. Biochemical and genetic improvement of Zymomonas mobilis

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    Ingram, L O; Carey, V C; Dombek, K M; Holt, A S; Holt, W A; Osman, Y A; Walia, S K

    1984-01-01

    Zymomonas mobilis offers many advantages for alcohol production including three- to five-fold higher rates of substrate conversion. Current progress and approaches are discussed for the biochemical and genetic improvement of this organism. These include the isolation of salt-resistant mutants and low pH-tolerant mutants. Gene banks of Lactobacillus heterohiochi are being screened for genes encoding alcohol resistance which can be subsequently introduced into Zymomonas mobilis. In addition, an enteric lactose operon has been inserted into Zymomonas mobilis and is expressed. These new strains are being further modified to increase the substrate range of Zymomonas mobilis to include lactose. This lactose operon serves as a model system to investigate the expression of foreign genes in Zymomonas mobilis. 25 references.

  5. Implantable biochemical fuel cell. [German patent

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    Richter, G; Rao, J R

    1978-09-14

    Implantable biochemical fuel cells for the operation of heart pacemakers or artificial hearts convert oxidisable body substances such as glucose on the anode side and reduce the oxygen contained in body fluids at the cathode. The anode and cathode are separated by membranes which are impermeable to albumen and blood corpuscles in body fluids. A chemical shortcircuit cannot occur in practice if, according to the invention, one or more selective oxygen electrodes with carbon as catalyst are arranged so that the mixture which diffuses into the cell from body fluids during operation reaches the fuel cell electrode through the porous oxygen electrode. The membranes used must be permeable to water. Cellulose, polymerised polyvinyl alcohol or an ion exchanger with a buffering capacity between pH5 and 8 act as permeable materials.

  6. The biochemical anatomy of cortical inhibitory synapses.

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    Elizabeth A Heller

    Full Text Available Classical electron microscopic studies of the mammalian brain revealed two major classes of synapses, distinguished by the presence of a large postsynaptic density (PSD exclusively at type 1, excitatory synapses. Biochemical studies of the PSD have established the paradigm of the synapse as a complex signal-processing machine that controls synaptic plasticity. We report here the results of a proteomic analysis of type 2, inhibitory synaptic complexes isolated by affinity purification from the cerebral cortex. We show that these synaptic complexes contain a variety of neurotransmitter receptors, neural cell-scaffolding and adhesion molecules, but that they are entirely lacking in cell signaling proteins. This fundamental distinction between the functions of type 1 and type 2 synapses in the nervous system has far reaching implications for models of synaptic plasticity, rapid adaptations in neural circuits, and homeostatic mechanisms controlling the balance of excitation and inhibition in the mature brain.

  7. Highly valuable microalgae: biochemical and topological aspects.

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    Pignolet, Olivier; Jubeau, Sébastien; Vaca-Garcia, Carlos; Michaud, Philippe

    2013-08-01

    The past decade has seen a surge in the interest in microalgae culture for biodiesel production and other applications as renewable biofuels as an alternative to petroleum transport fuels. The development of new technologies for the culture of these photosynthetic microorganisms and improved knowledge of their biochemical composition has spurred innovation in the field of high-value biomolecules. These developments are only economically viable if all the microalgae fractions are valorized in a biorefinery strategy. Achieving this objective requires an understanding of microalgae content and the cellular localization of the main biomolecular families in order to develop efficient harvest and sequential recovery technologies. This review summarizes the state of the art in microalgae compositions and topologies using some examples of the main industrially farmed microalgae.

  8. Hemoglobin Variants: Biochemical Properties and Clinical Correlates

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    Thom, Christopher S.; Dickson, Claire F.; Gell, David A.; Weiss, Mitchell J.

    2013-01-01

    Diseases affecting hemoglobin synthesis and function are extremely common worldwide. More than 1000 naturally occurring human hemoglobin variants with single amino acid substitutions throughout the molecule have been discovered, mainly through their clinical and/or laboratory manifestations. These variants alter hemoglobin structure and biochemical properties with physiological effects ranging from insignificant to severe. Studies of these mutations in patients and in the laboratory have produced a wealth of information on hemoglobin biochemistry and biology with significant implications for hematology practice. More generally, landmark studies of hemoglobin performed over the past 60 years have established important paradigms for the disciplines of structural biology, genetics, biochemistry, and medicine. Here we review the major classes of hemoglobin variants, emphasizing general concepts and illustrative examples. PMID:23388674

  9. Biochemically enhanced methane production from coal

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    Opara, Aleksandra

    For many years, biogas was connected mostly with the organic matter decomposition in shallow sediments (e.g., wetlands, landfill gas, etc.). Recently, it has been realized that biogenic methane production is ongoing in many hydrocarbon reservoirs. This research examined microbial methane and carbon dioxide generation from coal. As original contributions methane production from various coal materials was examined in classical and electro-biochemical bench-scale reactors using unique, developed facultative microbial consortia that generate methane under anaerobic conditions. Facultative methanogenic populations are important as all known methanogens are strict anaerobes and their application outside laboratory would be problematic. Additional testing examined the influence of environmental conditions, such as pH, salinity, and nutrient amendments on methane and carbon dioxide generation. In 44-day ex-situ bench-scale batch bioreactor tests, up to 300,000 and 250,000 ppm methane was generated from bituminous coal and bituminous coal waste respectively, a significant improvement over 20-40 ppm methane generated from control samples. Chemical degradation of complex hydrocarbons using environmentally benign reagents, prior to microbial biodegradation and methanogenesis, resulted in dissolution of up to 5% bituminous coal and bituminous coal waste and up to 25% lignite in samples tested. Research results confirm that coal waste may be a significant underutilized resource that could be converted to useful fuel. Rapid acidification of lignite samples resulted in low pH (below 4.0), regardless of chemical pretreatment applied, and did not generate significant methane amounts. These results confirmed the importance of monitoring and adjusting in situ and ex situ environmental conditions during methane production. A patented Electro-Biochemical Reactor technology was used to supply electrons and electron acceptor environments, but appeared to influence methane generation in a

  10. Modeling of uncertainties in biochemical reactions.

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    Mišković, Ljubiša; Hatzimanikatis, Vassily

    2011-02-01

    Mathematical modeling is an indispensable tool for research and development in biotechnology and bioengineering. The formulation of kinetic models of biochemical networks depends on knowledge of the kinetic properties of the enzymes of the individual reactions. However, kinetic data acquired from experimental observations bring along uncertainties due to various experimental conditions and measurement methods. In this contribution, we propose a novel way to model the uncertainty in the enzyme kinetics and to predict quantitatively the responses of metabolic reactions to the changes in enzyme activities under uncertainty. The proposed methodology accounts explicitly for mechanistic properties of enzymes and physico-chemical and thermodynamic constraints, and is based on formalism from systems theory and metabolic control analysis. We achieve this by observing that kinetic responses of metabolic reactions depend: (i) on the distribution of the enzymes among their free form and all reactive states; (ii) on the equilibrium displacements of the overall reaction and that of the individual enzymatic steps; and (iii) on the net fluxes through the enzyme. Relying on this observation, we develop a novel, efficient Monte Carlo sampling procedure to generate all states within a metabolic reaction that satisfy imposed constrains. Thus, we derive the statistics of the expected responses of the metabolic reactions to changes in enzyme levels and activities, in the levels of metabolites, and in the values of the kinetic parameters. We present aspects of the proposed framework through an example of the fundamental three-step reversible enzymatic reaction mechanism. We demonstrate that the equilibrium displacements of the individual enzymatic steps have an important influence on kinetic responses of the enzyme. Furthermore, we derive the conditions that must be satisfied by a reversible three-step enzymatic reaction operating far away from the equilibrium in order to respond to

  11. Biochemical parameters in chronic renal failure.

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    Hakim, R M; Lazarus, J M

    1988-03-01

    We analyzed biochemical data derived from 911 patients with renal insufficiency observed at our institution for periods up to 7 years. During early renal failure (RF) (creatinine less than 5 mg/dL), the rate of change of hematocrit, total CO2 (tCO2) and urea per unit change of creatinine was significantly higher than during moderate (creatinine between 5 and 10 mg/dL) or advanced (creatinine greater than 10 mg/dL) RF. For example, the rate of change of hematocrit (%, volume/volume [v/v]) was (mean +/- SEM) -2.15 +/- 0.15% for each 1 mg/dL increase in creatinine in the range of creatinine less than 5 mg/dL, whereas for the range of creatinine greater than 10 mg/dL, the rate of change was only -0.48 +/- 0.06% (P less than 0.001). Similarly, the rate of change of tCO2 was -1.68 +/- 0.09 mEq/L for each 1 mg/dL increment in creatinine concentration during early RF, and -0.19 +/- 0.09 mEq/L per unit increase in creatinine during advanced RF (P less than 0.001). Chloride concentration initially increased as a function of creatinine in early RF, but decreased in advanced RF, whereas the anion gap increased throughout the course of RF. Mean serum phosphate concentration also increased steadily, but remained below the upper range of normal (4.7 mg/dL) during early RF without the use of phosphate binders. These data suggest that different biochemical parameters change at different rates as a function of the severity of renal dysfunction, and that although phosphate retention may occur, hyperphosphatemia is not a hallmark of early RF.

  12. Síntesis de dendrímeros con sistemas -conjugados ferrocenílicos y resorcinarenos como moléculas centrales

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    Reyes Valderrama, María Isabel

    2007-01-01

    A inicios de los años cincuenta, la síntesis y caracterización de una nueva molécula denominada ferroceno (diciclopentadienilhierro) despertó el interés de la comunidad científica en el campo de la química organometálica. El ferroceno posee una estructura formada por dos anillos ciclopentadienilos unidos paralelamente a través de un átomo de hierro como si fuera un sandwich. Sin duda alguna, la importancia del ferroceno y sus derivados reside en la gran cantidad de aplicaciones que poseen. S...

  13. The CEC benchmark interclay on rheological models for clays results of pilot phase (January-June 1989) about the boom clay at Mol (B)

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    Come, B.

    1990-01-01

    A pilot phase of a benchmark exercise for rheological models for boom clay, called interclay, was launched by the CEC in January 1989. The purpose of the benchmark is to compare predictions of calculations made about well-defined rock-mechanical problems, similar to real cases at the Mol facilities, using existing data from laboratory tests on samples. Basically, two approaches were to be compared: one considering clay as an elasto-visco-plastic medium (rock-mechanics approach), and one isolating the role of pore-pressure dissipation (soil-mechanics approach)

  14. Time extrapolation aspects in the performance assessment of high and medium level radioactive waste disposal in the Boom Clay at Mol (Belgium)

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    Volckaert, G.

    2000-01-01

    SCK-CEN is studying the disposal of high and long-lived medium level waste in the Boom Clay at Mol, Belgium. In the performance assessment for such a repository time extrapolation is an inherent problem due to the extremely long half-life of some important radionuclides. To increase the confidence in these time extrapolations SCK-CEN applies a combination of different experimental and modelling approaches including laboratory and in situ experiments, natural analogue studies, deterministic (or mechanistic) models and stochastical models. An overview is given of these approaches and some examples of applications to the different repository system components are given. (author)

  15. Utilization of the molecular visualization program RasMol as a didactic strategy for the integration of the curricular content "proteins"

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    Riera, M.A.; Caldez, M.; Giorgio, E.M.; Milde, L.B.; Zapata, P.D.

    2010-01-01

    Introducción. Los programas de visualización permiten profundizar el conocimiento teórico sobre la estructura proteica. Este trabajo tiene por finalidad familiarizar al alumno con el manejo del programa de visualización molecular RasMol v. 2.7.2 para el análisis de proteínas, ya que integra conocimientos previos y persigue otros objetivos generales de la formación universitaria. Materiales y métodos. El trabajo se contextualizó considerando el eje integrador de las materias. Además, se articu...

  16. Analisis Unsur Hara Pupuk Organik Cair dari Limbah Ikan Mujair (Oreochromis Mosambicus) Danau Lindu dengan Variasi Volume Mikroorganisme Lokal (MOL) Bonggol Pisang

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    Lepongbulan, Winda; Tiwow, Vanny M. A; Diah, Anang Wahid M

    2017-01-01

    The Lake Lindu is one of the potential water resources in Central Sulawesi with various species of fish and one of the most commonly found fish are species mujair fish. Mujair fish processing wastes such as offal can be polluted the environment if not managed properly. The study aim is to determine the contents of NPK nutrients in the liquid organic fertilizer by adding MOL banana weevil. The contents of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) was determined by using spectro direct. T...

  17. Influence of preliminary loading on fracture toughness of ceramics ZrO2-(3,4) mol.% Y2O3

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    Akimov, G.Ya.; Timchenko, V.M.

    2001-01-01

    The effect of preliminary mechanical loading on the fracture toughness of ceramics of the ZrO 2 -3-4 mol.% Y 2 O 3 composition is studied. It is shown that the fracture toughness monotonously increases and the increment constitutes ∼ 50% from the initial value. It is supposed that by the preliminary loading there takes place slow isothermal stage of the martensitic phase transformation of the part of the material grains. This leads to increase in the transformation degree by mechanical testing which is expressed in the increase in the fracture toughness [ru

  18. The economic environment of wholesale power generation fuel products at MOL Co, Hungary, and the principal objectives of the trade policy

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    Molnar, I.

    1998-01-01

    The trading conditions of petroleum fuel products are influenced mainly by the liberalized nature of the market. The economic regulations are concentrated to new basic rules: transparent, competition-neutral market aspects, maintaining competition, elimination of market dominance, consumer protection for those without bargaining power, environmental protection for the interest of the society. The fuel market structure and the competition in the region and in Hungary is discussed. The trade policy objectives and tools for MOL are presented, and the trends and prospects for power fuel products and quality development are outlined. (R.P.)

  19. Riesgos biológico y químico en planta de compostaje de ingenio azucarero, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Ivá Darío López Villalobos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo químico y biológico, son los principales riesgos a los que se exponen los colaboradores de la planta de compostaje del ingenio azucarero, es sin duda una posible causa de enfermedades de tipo respiratorio y de la piel, así como de enfermedades infecciosas, lo cual afecta directamente la productividad de la empresa. Se utilizó un estudio descriptivo cuya metodología se realizó en tres fases, una primera de diagnóstico e identificación de peligros, en seguida según los resultados de las listas de chequeo, se realizó una matriz DOFA, luego los árboles de problemas se convirtieron en arboles de objetivos remplazando cada uno de los problemas y consecuencias por las soluciones, así se definieron los objetivos prioritarios a emprender, para alcanzar las acciones de mejora en el proceso del compostaje. De los resultados obtenidos se resalta que el riesgo biológico tiene una interpretación de riesgo III (alto, mejorable y representa el 55,6%, mientras que el riesgo químico con una interpretación de riesgo I (muy alto, crítico representa el 44,4%. También debe mencionarse que la planta de compostaje presenta un déficit en las medidas de prevención y protección por el incumplimiento de la normatividad legal vigente en seguridad y salud. Es importante que la planta de compostaje empiece a gestionar el cumplimiento de lo establecido en el programa de intervención propuesto para la misma, para de esta forma disminuir la vulnerabilidad del personal expuesto a riesgos biológico y químico.

  20. Acerca de la judicialización de la ciudadanía biológica: biomedicina y políticas de la vida

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    Marisa Germain

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de judicialización de la biopolítica encuentra en la Argentina contemporánea una forma singular. Las políticas de la vida, a partir del fin de la última dictadura militar (1976-1983 van a ser doblemente condicionadas por los efectos del terrorismo de Estado: por un lado, la búsqueda de la vida constituye el requisito político inicial para legitimar prácticamente todas las formas de interferencia en la vida colectiva; por otro lado, el nexo biológico entre las generaciones prueba ser el más potente soporte material y simbólico que sostiene la urgencia de nuevos movimientos sociales (MADRES, ABUELAS, FAMILIARES, HIJOS proporcionando un formato para desenganchar/reenganchar lo biológico en unas demandas políticas específicas. En este formato, nuevos desarrollos biomédicos se acoplan en direcciones estratégicas opuestas que posibilitan o limitan las atribuciones que el Estado tiene de asumir algún aspecto de la existencia biológica de sus ciudadanos. Para posibilitar este análisis, examinamos críticamente los aspectos de la perspectiva teórica engendrada por Michel Foucault, así como los desarrollos posteriores de Nikolas Rose, que contribuyen a la conceptualización necesaria para una analítica de las políticas de la vida efectivamente en curso.

  1. Variaciones sobre el modelo psicológico de salud biológica de Ribes: justificación y desarrollo

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    Piña López, Julio Alfonso

    2007-01-01

    Con base en la propuesta interconductual de Kantor, en este trabajo se presentan algunas variaciones sobre el modelo psicológico de salud biológica de Ribes. Tanto por la lógica que le subyace como por las características de los elementos que lo conforman, se trata de un modelo de campo y multifactorial que pone especial énfasis en la interacción de un conjunto de variables psicológicas de tipo histórico y situacional, que probabilizan la práctica de los comportamientos instrumentales de prev...

  2. Mejora de los indicadores biológicos de exposición al mercurio en trabajadores de una refinería de oro

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    Augusto V. Ramírez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La exposición al mercurio asociada a malas prácticas de higiene laboral favorece el desarrollo de la intoxicación ocupacional denominada mercurialismo. Para verificar el impacto que la mejoría de los niveles ambientales de mercurio tendría en trabajadores de la refinería en una empresa aurífera peruana, se elaboró un programa de reingeniería para el control de la exposición que abarca aspectos de salud e higiene laboral y participación activa de la jefatura operativa. Objetivos: Estudiar en trabajadores de una refinería aurífera las variaciones de indicadores de exposición a mercurio al mejorar la calidad del ambiental laboral. Diseño: Estudio prospectivo y descriptivo. Lugar de estudio: Servicio de Salud Ocupacional de una empresa minera aurífera en el Perú. Participantes: Trabajadores de la refinería de oro. Intervenciones: Se modificó la metodología del examen médico y de la evaluación del ambiente laboral de 100 trabajadores de la refinería de oro, durante el periodo 2003-2007, además de mejorar las condiciones de trabajo. Luego, se cuantificó semestralmente los límites ambientales del tóxico y los indicadores de exposición. Se analizó estadísticamente la variación de los valores medios de los indicadores biológicos respecto a la variación del tóxico en el ambiente de trabajo. Principales medidas de resultados: Mejora de los indicadores ambientales y biológicos. Resultados: Los valores medios de los indicadores ambientales mejoraron cada año, al igual que los indicadores biológicos del universo estudiado. El mercurio ambiental en 2 003 fue 6,3 mg/m3 y, en 2 007, 0,03, valor de p < 0,001. El indicador mercurio urinario en 2003 fue 11,9 ug/L y, en 2007, 2,3 con p < 0,01. Conclusiones: En el grupo estudiado, la disminución del tóxico en el ambiente de labor determinó la mejora significativa de los indicadores biológicos de exposición al mercurio en el trabajador.

  3. Aspectos biológicos, morfológicos y genéticos de Hypothenemus obscurus e Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

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    CONSTANTINO, LUIS M.; NAVARRO, LUCIO; BERRIO, ALEJANDRO; ACEVEDO, FLOR E.; RUBIO, DAVID; BENAVIDES, PABLO

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    Existen dos especies de Hypothenemus en Colombia de importancia económica: H. hampei y H. obscurus. La primera es la plaga más destructiva del café, mientras que la segunda ataca varias especies, incluyendo macadamia y café. El objetivo de esta investigación fue comparar estas dos especies, biológica, morfológica y genéticamente, con el fin de establecer diferencias que expliquen la adaptación de la broca al café. Los insectos fueron criados en dieta artificial de café y macadamia para estudi...

  4. Marcadores tumorais no câncer de pulmão: um caminho para a terapia biológica

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    PACHECO FERNANDO AZEVEDO; PASCHOAL MARCOS EDUARDO MACHADO; CARVALHO MARIA DA GLÓRIA DA COSTA

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    Os avanços recentes na genética e na biologia molecular permitiram a identificação de genes e proteínas produzidos ou superexpressados pelos tumores. Tais produtos, os chamados marcadores tumorais, antes utilizados apenas como ferramentas de diagnóstico e prognóstico, vêm atualmente tomando papel importante no desenvolvimento de novas modalidades de tratamento, direcionadas a quebrar o ciclo biológico da progressão tumoral. Neste artigo, revisa-se o papel de alguns marcadores tumorais tradici...

  5. Repercusiones fisiológicas del uso de equipos de protección individual frente a riesgos biológicos sobre los trabajadores de la salud

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    Martín Rodríguez, Francisco

    2017-01-01

    Para ello, se ha realizado un estudio quasiexperimental no controlado sobre 96 voluntarios elegidos mediante un muestreo aleatorio estratificado por sexo, nivel de formación y categoría profesional, de una muestra de oportunidad de 164 voluntarios. Con mediciones antes/después de parámetros de bioimpedancia y antropometría y toma de contantes vitales antes/depués. Los voluntarios fueron equipados con un EPI frente a riesgos biológicos y monitorizados, realizando un caso de reanimación cardíac...

  6. Una reacción de bioluminiscencia que detecta Trifosfato de Adenosina (ATP) como determinante de suciedad biológica

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    Temprano, Guillermo; D'Aquino, Miguel

    2004-01-01

    Por medio de la bioluminiscencia se puede detectar la cantidad de ATP presente en una superficie. Esto se relaciona directamente con la suciedad biológica, entendiéndose por tal a la constituída por sustancias orgánicas de origen vegetal o animal, incluyéndose a los microorganismos. Es opinión generalizada que el ATP es rápidamente destruído luego de la muerte celular por acción de la ATPasa. En la presente comunicación se publican resultados que ponen en discusión esta afirmación...

  7. Tratamiento biológico del lixiviado generado en el relleno sanitario "El Guayabal" de la ciudad San José de Cúcuta

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    Alexander Álvarez Contreras; John Hermógenes Suárez Gelvez

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo se realizó un diagnóstico de calidad y cantidad del lixiviado generado en el relleno sanitario El Guayabal de la ciudad San José de Cúcuta, y se evaluaron dos sistemas de tratamiento biológico a escala laboratorio para este lixiviado. El lixiviado en el momento de la experiencia presentaba un rango de DQO de 7.650 a 28.250 mg/L. Los sistemas de tratamiento ensayados fueron: un reactor anaerobio del tipo UASB y un sistema de Biodiscos. La carga máxima asimilada p...

  8. Fungos micorrízicos arbusculares em solos da Reserva Biológica Municipal Serra dos Toledos, Itajubá/MG

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    Rogério Melloni; Elisa da Costa Guida; Marielle Rezende de Andrade; Eliane Guimarães Pereira Melloni

    2011-01-01

    A Reserva Biológica Municipal Serra dos Toledos é um importante remanescente de Mata Atlântica no sul de Minas Gerais, com elevada biodiversidade e riqueza em recursos hídricos. Estudos relacionados à qualidade de solos são necessários em planos de manejo de reservas, os quais objetivam manter ou melhorar a sustentabilidade ambiental dessas áreas. Assim, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o potencial de inóculo de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (MAs) em amostras de solo característ...

  9. Efeitos biológicos das radiações ionizantes: acidente radiológico de Goiânia

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    Okuno, Emico

    2013-01-01

    Neste artigo apresentamos as bases da Física das radiações, as fontes naturais e artificiais, os efeitos biológicos, a proteção radiológica. Examinamos também a sequência de eventos que resultou no acidente de Goiânia com uma fonte de césio-137 de um equipamento de radioterapia abandonado e suas terríveis consequências.This article presents the fundaments of radiation physics, the natural and artificial sources, biological effects, radiation protection. We also examine the sequence of events ...

  10. Comparación visual de grandes jerarquías: El caso de las de taxonomías biológicas

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    Liliana Sancho-Chavarría

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available La visualización y el análisis de las taxonomías biológicas es un reto monumental: las taxonomías biológicas son voluminosas, pueden cambiar con el tiempo conforme la comunidad científica hace nuevos descubrimientos, la información taxonómica está dispersa en todo el mundo, está incompleta y existen diferentes versiones de las taxonomías ya que los científicos utilizan diferentes criterios de clasificación. Para entender y documentar mejor la biodiversidad, así como para apoyar su conservación, es necesario curar e integrar esta información. Es aquí donde la comparación de grandes jerarquías se convierte en una herramienta sumamente útil. Hasta el momento, la investigación sobre este tema incluye el estado del arte sobre la visualización de la información y técnicas de comparación de jerarquías, el desarrollo de una herramienta de visualización de jerarquías mediante la técnica de árboles de conos y la caracterización de las tareas del trabajo taxonómico que inducen cambios en las taxonomías. Se identificaron 10 tareas: identificar congruencia, identificar correcciones, identificar nuevos nodos, obtener una visión global de los cambios, resumir cambios, encontrar inconsistencias, aplicar filtros, obtener detalles, enfocarse y editar. La contribución de esta investigación es comparar y visualizar las taxonomías biológicas mediante la consideración sistemática de dicha caracterización de las tareas de los usuarios, lo cual es un enfoque novedoso para el desarrollo de propuestas de visualización en el dominio de taxonomías biológicas.

  11. Estabilidad de almacenamiento de ensilados biológicos a partir de residuos de pescado inoculados con bacterias ácido-lácticas

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    Holguín Hernández, Martha Stella; Caicedo Mesa, Luis Alfonso; Veloza Gómez, Luis Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Se elaboraron cuatro muestras por triplicado de ensilados biológicos para alimentación animal a partir de residuos de pescado, utilizando melaza como fuente de carbohidratos para el crecimiento de cuatro cepas de bacterias ácido-lácticas (BAL) aisladas de los mismos, sometidos a un tiempo de incubación de 72 horas y temperatura de 35 °C (±2 °C) para acidificar el producto como método de conservación. A continuación los ensilados se almacenaron durante 180 días a temperatura ambiente para eval...

  12. Estudo sobre riscos ocupacionais, biológicos e químicos, em laboratórios de uma universidade pública brasileira, 2012-2013

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    Monica Maria Campolina Teixeira Stehling

    2013-01-01

    Estudo observacional, transversal, analítico e qualiquantitativo. A comunidade pesquisada foi composta por pesquisadores, professores, graduandos, pós-graduandos, estagiários e funcionários. Na primeira etapa da tese objetivou-se verificar fatores associados à ocorrência de acidentes, através de levantamento de dados sobre riscos ocupacionais,biológicos e químicos, com questionamentos sobre Equipamentos de Proteção Individual, Manuais de Biossegurança, Protocolos de Atendimento ao Acidentado ...

  13. Caracterização estrutural dos carboidratos de yacon (Smollanthus sonchifolius) e propriedades biológicas e reológicas dos frutooligossacarídeos

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    Paredes, Larry Ladislao Ramos

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    Orientador : Prof. Dr. Guilherme Lanzi Sassaki Co-orientador : Prof. Dr. Marcello Iacomini Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências : Bioquímica. Defesa: Curitiba, 13/04/2015 Inclui referências : f. 92-106 Resumo: Smallanthus sonchifolius (yacon) é uma planta da família Astereacea cuja raíz fez parte da dieta dos povos Pré-Incas e Incas nos Andes da América do Sul, e suas folhas são utilizadas no preparo...

  14. Sensibilidad in vitro de dos especies de Sclerotinia spp. y Sclerotium cepivorum a agentes de control biológico y fungicidas

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    Pérez-Moreno, Luis; Belmonte-Vargas, José Roberto; Núñez-Palenius, Héctor Gordon; Guzmán-Mendoza, Rafael; Mendoza-Celedón, Briseida

    2015-01-01

    Se evaluó la respuesta in vitro de dos aislados de Sclerotinia minor,cinco de S. sclerotiorum,y dos de Sclerotium cepivoruma 16 agentes biológicos y ocho fungicidas en un diseño experimental de parcelas divididas con arreglo factorial por cada patógeno. El factor A correspondió a los aislados del hongo y el factor B a los productos de control. La comparación de medias se realizó con la prueba de Tukey (P < 0.05). Se hicieron 11 evaluaciones cada 24 horas del crecimiento promedio radial miceli...

  15. Aspectos jurídico internacionales del acceso a los recursos genéticos que componen la diversidad biológica

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    Rodrigues Bertoldi, Márcia

    2003-01-01

    Actualmente nos encontramos en un momento de profunda transformación en la historia de la humanidad y de las leyes de la naturaleza caracterizada, entre otras cosas, por un desarrollo expansivo de la industria biotecnológica. La biotecnología tiene como materia prima los recursos genéticos y, también, los extractos bioquímicos de las especies vegetales, animales y microbianas que componen la diversidad biológica, la cual permite un sin fin de posibilidades alimenticias, medicinales, energétic...

  16. Brasicáceas y perspectivas de control biológico del insecto plaga Plutella xylostella (Lepidóptera: Plutellidae utilizando Bacillus thuringiensis

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    Julieth Mena Guerrero

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available La Plutella xylostella (L. es un insecto plaga que afecta principalmente los cultivos de brasicáceas o crucíferas como el repollo, coliflor, brócoli y rábano, entre otros. Las limitaciones del rendimiento y calidad de estos cultivos se deben principalmente al difícil manejo de esta plaga. En la actualidad, para controlar la P. xylostella se utilizan insecticidas de síntesis química, como piretroides, carbamatos u organofosforados, los cuales tienen acción inmediata pero causan efectos adversos en la salud y en el ambiente. Adicionalmente, la ausencia de enemigos naturales capaces de controlar a sus poblaciones, y su resistencia a numerosos insecticidas convencionales hacen que este insecto se establezca rápidamente en áreas productoras de brasicáceas. Se calcula que los costos mundiales asociados al control de la P. xylostella, sumados a las pérdidas en la producción agrícola, están entre cuatro y cinco billones de dólares anuales. Se han propuesto alternativas seguras, efectivas y de menor impacto ambiental, como el control biológico, que permite la producción sostenible de los cultivos de brasicáceas. La industria agrícola y forestal reconoce a la bacteria entomopatógena Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt como una buena alternativa biológica a los insecticidas químicos, puesto que es inocua sobre el ambiente y su toxicidad es altamente selectiva, ligada a su estrecho rango de especificidad sobre diferentes insectos plaga de los órdenes Lepidóptera, Coleóptera y Díptera. En esta revisión se presentan las posibilidades actuales que se pueden emplear para el control de la P. xylostella utilizando modelos investigativos basados en ensayos biológicos con Bt. Dichas posibilidades buscan superar las desventajas existentes en relación con la plaga P. xylostella y los cultivos de brasicáceas, además de entender la fisiología de Bt bajo condiciones que permitan incrementar la eficacia en el control biológico.

  17. Accidentabilidad laboral con productos biológicos en profesionales sanitarios de Atención Primaria de Guadalajara (1994-2000)

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    J. Cobos López; G. de la Rosa Rodríguez; A. D. Prieto Merino; A. Silva Mato; M. I. Fernández San Martín

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    Las infecciones por Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH),Virus de la Hepatitis B (VHB) y Virus de la Hepatitis C (VHC), de graves consecuencias médicas y sociales, se transmiten por contacto con sangre u otros fluídos orgánicos. El personal sanitario puede infectarse mediante el contacto con fluídos corporales y también transmitir dichas infecciones a los pacientes. Los objetivos de este estudio son conocer la magnitud y distribución de la accidentabilidad laboral con productos biológic...

  18. Criminología biológica: Una mirada desde la genética forense/Biological criminology: a view from the forensic genetics

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    Rosa Elizabeth Carrera Palao

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    El presente artículo tiene como objeto establecer el estado del arte en neurobiología en torno a la predisposición genética que determina la conducta agresiva, en el ámbito de las neurociencias, y etiopatogenia de la anatomía patológica en los trastornos de personalidad antisocial, que caracteriza la conducta violenta del comportamiento delictivo, de interés a la criminología biológica. Aplicando el método de búsqueda selectiva no sistemática de información relevante de investigaciones ci...

  19. Estudio de los factores biológicos del adenocarcinoma de endometrio y su relación con la supervivencia.

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    Bou Serra, José

    2008-01-01

    RESUMEN Introducción: Los factores pronósticos utilizados en el adenocarcinoma de endometrio para predecir el riesgo de recurrencia son los relacionados con el tipo de tumor (subtipo histológico y grado de diferenciación) y el estadio de diseminación. Otros factores de tipo molecular o biológico se han propuesto por algunos autores como factores pronósticos independientes de recurrencia y muerte por la enfermedad pero sin consenso entre todos los autores. Hipótesis: además de la existencia...

  20. Atributos biológicos de dos suelos de Quibor con aplicación de abono orgánico y soluciones salinas

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    Mendoza, Betty; Florentino, Adriana; Hernández-Hernández, Rosa Mary; Aciego, Juan; Torres, Duilio; Vera, Elena

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    La evaluación del efecto de la aplicación de abono orgánico y soluciones salinas sobre los atributos biológicos de suelos de Quibor estado Lara, Venezuela, uno bajo manejo convencional (CV) y otro bajo manejo conservacionista (CS), se realizó mediante un ensayo de invernadero. Se utilizaron tres dosis de materia orgánica (MO): 0, 15 y 30 Mg ha-1 y cuatro soluciones de riego (SR): testigo con agua (T), sulfato de calcio (SC), cloruro de sodio (CN) y la mezcla de sulfato de calcio con cloruro d...

  1. Modelos matemáticos para reactores biológicos de lecho empacado (pbr): una revisión bibliográfica

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    Corredor, Deisy; Caicedo, Luis Alfonso

    2010-01-01

    El modelo matemático y análisis teórico de reactores biológicos de lecho empacado (PBR) ha sido estudiado por diferentes autores, quienes tuvieron en cuenta variedad de cinéticas de reacción, modelos unidimensionales, homogéneos, pseudohomogéneos y heterogéneos. Las ecuaciones resultantes del modelo fueron solucionadas, en su gran mayorIa, por sistemas de métodos numéricos. Se ha analizado en estos el efecto de variables de proceso de importancia fIsica con respecto a parámetros de diseno y o...

  2. Estudi de la variabilitat biològica en el posttrasplantament renal optimització del protocol analític assistencial /

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    Biosca i Adzet, Carme

    2002-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada El motiu d'aquesta tesi ha estat trobar indicadors analítics capaços de senyalar canvis significatius en l'estat de salut dels pacients transplantats renals, abans de qualsevol manifestació clínica. En el seguiment de pacients es sol·liciten repetidament proves analítiques al llarg del temps, essent molt important determinar la diferència mínima entre resultats consecutius, d'una mateixa magnitud biològica, que expressen...

  3. Estudo da reatividade química e atividade biológica de biflavonóides isolados da Rheedia gardneriana

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    Verdi, Luiz Gonzaga

    2000-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas. Extração, purificação e identificação de princípios ativos a partir da Rheedia gardneriana (Guttiferae), planta utilizada na medicina popular, principalmente como analgésico e antiinflamatório, com potencial atividade biológica. A partir do extrato hidroalcoólico bruto obtido das folhas, foram realizadas extrações com hexano e acetato de etila. O fracionamento do extrato em acetato de...

  4. Avaliação de atividades biológicas dos extratos de Rosmarinus officinalis L. (alecrim) e Thymus vulgaris L. (tomilho)

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    Oliveira, Jonatas Rafael de [UNESP

    2016-01-01

    No presente estudo foram avaliadas algumas atividades biológicas dos extratos de R. officinalis L. (alecrim) e T. vulgaris L. (tomilho), verificando: I. Atividade antimicrobiana sobre biofilmes monomicrobianos de Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans e Pseudomonas aeruginosa e associações de C. albicans com cada uma destas bactérias, após determinação da concentração inibitória mínima (CIM) e concentração microbicida mínima (CMM) sobre culturas p...

  5. Avaliação do processo de tratamento biológico de águas residuárias sanitária e industrial em sistema combinado com reator biológico de contato seguido de filtro aerado submerso

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    Hércules Antonio de Oliveira

    2010-01-01

    Este estudo apresenta os resultados da operação de uma planta piloto de tratamento biológico para águas residuárias, em testes realizados em duas fases de estudo, sendo a primeira relacionada com a operação de um reator biológico de contato (RBC) e a segunda com a operação em sistema combinado, com um biofiltro aerado submerso (BAS) à jusante do RBC. As unidades RBC e BAS foram ensaiadas no tratamento de esgoto sanitário. A vazão média de alimentação foi de 82,9 Lh-1, e vazão de recirculação ...

  6. Crystal water as the mol-ecular glue for obtaining different co-crystal ratios: the case of gallic acid tris-caffeine hexa-hydrate.

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    Vella-Zarb, L; Baisch, U

    2018-04-01

    The crystal structure of the hexa-hydrate co-crystal of gallic acid and caffeine, C 7 H 6 O 5 ·3C 8 H 10 N 4 O 2 ·6H 2 O or GAL3CAF·6H 2 O , is a remarkable example of the importance of hydrate water acting as structural glue to facilitate the crystallization of two components of different stoichiometries and thus to compensate an imbalance of hydrogen-bond donors and acceptors. The water mol-ecules provide the additional hydrogen bonds required to form a crystalline solid. Whereas the majority of hydrogen bonds forming the inter-molecular network between gallic acid and caffeine are formed by crystal water, only one direct classical hydrogen bond between two mol-ecules is formed between the carb-oxy-lic oxygen of gallic acid and the carbonyl oxygen of caffeine with d ( D ⋯ A ) = 2.672 (2) Å. All other hydrogen bonds either involve crystal water or utilize protonated carbon atoms as donors.

  7. The oxygen potential of near- and non-stoichiometric urania-25 mol% plutonia solid solutions: a comparison of thermogravimetric and galavanic cell measurements

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    Woodley, R.E.; Adamson, M.G.

    1979-01-01

    To resolve discrepancies between the existing low temperature ΔGsub(0 2 )(mean) data for solid solution mixed (U, Pu)-oxide nuclear fuel material, additional measurements have been performed on Usub(0.75)Pusub(0.25) employing a combined thermogravimetric (TGA) and solid-electrolyte galvanic cell technique. These measurements, which were performed at temperatures between 800 and 1000 0 C, and for O:M ratios in the range 1.940 to 2.028, are reasonably self-consistent and show good agreement with the results of previous TGA measurements. However, they do not corroborate the earlier EMF cell measurements of Markin and McIver. (1967). Possible explanations for errors in these earlier EMF cell results are examined. The new results indicate that the ΔGsub(O 2 )(mean) of stoichiometric mixed oxide at typical outer surface fuel temperature is close to -100 kcal/mol 0 2 (-419 kJ/mol O 2 ). Attempts have been made to fit the new ΔGsub(O 2 )(mean) data to two equations derived from recent defect models, and it is shown that neither equation accurately represents the experimental psub(O 2 ) - x data over more than a short range of x. (Auth.)

  8. VSDMIP 1.5: an automated structure- and ligand-based virtual screening platform with a PyMOL graphical user interface.

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    Cabrera, Álvaro Cortés; Gil-Redondo, Rubén; Perona, Almudena; Gago, Federico; Morreale, Antonio

    2011-09-01

    A graphical user interface (GUI) for our previously published virtual screening (VS) and data management platform VSDMIP (Gil-Redondo et al. J Comput Aided Mol Design, 23:171-184, 2009) that has been developed as a plugin for the popular molecular visualization program PyMOL is presented. In addition, a ligand-based VS module (LBVS) has been implemented that complements the already existing structure-based VS (SBVS) module and can be used in those cases where the receptor's 3D structure is not known or for pre-filtering purposes. This updated version of VSDMIP is placed in the context of similar available software and its LBVS and SBVS capabilities are tested here on a reduced set of the Directory of Useful Decoys database. Comparison of results from both approaches confirms the trend found in previous studies that LBVS outperforms SBVS. We also show that by combining LBVS and SBVS, and using a cluster of ~100 modern processors, it is possible to perform complete VS studies of several million molecules in less than a month. As the main processes in VSDMIP are 100% scalable, more powerful processors and larger clusters would notably decrease this time span. The plugin is distributed under an academic license upon request from the authors. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  9. Synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanosized powders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process

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    Hsu, Yu-Wei [Graduate Institute of Applied Science, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Yang, Ko-Ho, E-mail: yangkoho@cc.kuas.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Applied Science, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Department of Mold and Die Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Chang, Kuo-Ming [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Dental Materials Research Center, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Sung-Wei [Metal Industries Research and Development Centre, 1001 Kaohsiung Highway, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan (China); Wang, Moo-Chin, E-mail: mcwang@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetics Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100, Shihchuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80728, Taiwan (China)

    2011-06-16

    Highlights: > The thermal behavior of 3Y-TZP precursor powders had been investigated. > The crystallization behavior of 3Y-TZP nanopowders had been investigated. > The activation energy for crystallization of tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} was obtained. > The growth morphology parameter n is approximated as 2.0. > The crystallites show a plate-like morphology. - Abstract: The synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanopowders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process at 348 K and pH = 7 were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry/thermogravimetry (DSC/TG), an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), the Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), and an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The activation energy of tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} crystallization from 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders using a non-isothermal method, namely, 169.2 {+-} 21.9 kJ mol{sup -1}, was obtained. The growth morphology parameter n was approximated as 2.0, which indicated that it had a plate-like morphology. The XRD, Raman spectra, and SAED patterns showed that the phase of the tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} was maintained at 1273 K. The crystallite size of 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders calcined at 1273 K for 5 min was 21.3 nm.

  10. Crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) nano-powders prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Kuo, C.-W. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Lee, Y.-H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Hung, I-M. [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuan Ze University, 135 Far-East Road, Chung-Li, Taoyuan, Taiwan (China); Wang, M.-C. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Wen, S.-B. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Fung, K.-Z. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Shih, C.-J. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China)], E-mail: cjshih@kmu.edu.tw

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    Eight mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) gel powders were synthesized at 348 K for 2 h using ZrOCl{sub 2}.8H{sub 2}O and Y(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O as starting materials in an ethanol-water solution by a sol-gel process. The crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of the 8YSZ gel powders have been investigated using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The XRD results and SAED pattern show that the 8YSZ gel powders calcined at 773 K for 2 h is a cubic ZrO{sub 2}. The activation energy for the crystallization of the cubic ZrO{sub 2} formation in the 8YSZ gel powders is determined as 231.76 kJ/mol by a non-isothermal DTA method. Both growth morphology parameter (n) and crystallization mechanism index (m) are close to 3.0, indicating that the bulk nucleation is dominant in the cubic ZrO{sub 2} formation. The TEM examination shows that the cubic ZrO{sub 2} has a spherical-like morphology with a size ranging from 10 to 20 nm.

  11. Crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) nano-powders prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Kuo, C.-W.; Lee, Y.-H.; Hung, I-M.; Wang, M.-C.; Wen, S.-B.; Fung, K.-Z.; Shih, C.-J.

    2008-01-01

    Eight mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) gel powders were synthesized at 348 K for 2 h using ZrOCl 2 .8H 2 O and Y(NO 3 ) 3 .6H 2 O as starting materials in an ethanol-water solution by a sol-gel process. The crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of the 8YSZ gel powders have been investigated using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The XRD results and SAED pattern show that the 8YSZ gel powders calcined at 773 K for 2 h is a cubic ZrO 2 . The activation energy for the crystallization of the cubic ZrO 2 formation in the 8YSZ gel powders is determined as 231.76 kJ/mol by a non-isothermal DTA method. Both growth morphology parameter (n) and crystallization mechanism index (m) are close to 3.0, indicating that the bulk nucleation is dominant in the cubic ZrO 2 formation. The TEM examination shows that the cubic ZrO 2 has a spherical-like morphology with a size ranging from 10 to 20 nm

  12. Synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanosized powders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process

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    Hsu, Yu-Wei; Yang, Ko-Ho; Chang, Kuo-Ming; Yeh, Sung-Wei; Wang, Moo-Chin

    2011-01-01

    Highlights: → The thermal behavior of 3Y-TZP precursor powders had been investigated. → The crystallization behavior of 3Y-TZP nanopowders had been investigated. → The activation energy for crystallization of tetragonal ZrO 2 was obtained. → The growth morphology parameter n is approximated as 2.0. → The crystallites show a plate-like morphology. - Abstract: The synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanopowders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process at 348 K and pH = 7 were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry/thermogravimetry (DSC/TG), an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), the Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), and an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The activation energy of tetragonal ZrO 2 crystallization from 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders using a non-isothermal method, namely, 169.2 ± 21.9 kJ mol -1 , was obtained. The growth morphology parameter n was approximated as 2.0, which indicated that it had a plate-like morphology. The XRD, Raman spectra, and SAED patterns showed that the phase of the tetragonal ZrO 2 was maintained at 1273 K. The crystallite size of 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders calcined at 1273 K for 5 min was 21.3 nm.

  13. Avaliação do efeito de borda da Reserva Biológica de Pindorama, SP

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    Full Text Available Caracterizou dois fragmentos de floresta estacional semidecidual da Reserva Biológica de Pindorama, SP. Em 65 parcelas de 400 m2 avaliou-se: grau de infestação na parcela, distância da borda, altura, área basal e grau de infestação das quatro maiores árvores e num quadrante sorteado avaliou-se solo, a altitude, o número de espécies, o número, a área basal e a altura de todos indivíduos arbóreos com diâmetro a altura do peito (DAP ≥ a 5 cm e a fitossociologia. O agrupamento hierárquico dividiu as parcelas em dois grupos onde determinou-se valores médios das variáveis, Índices de diversidade de espécies (H’ e Coeficiente de equabilidade (J e a similaridade entre os grupos com o Índice de similaridade de Jaccard (ISJ. O agrupamento hierárquico, k-médias e componentes principais caracterizaram grupos de parcelas semelhantes e as variáveis com maior poder de discriminação foram: altura das quatro maiores árvores, número de indivíduos por parcelas, área basal total, infestação por parcelas, número de espécies. No Grupo 2 houve maior infestação de plantas invasoras e lianas nas quatro maiores árvores e menor distância das parcelas da borda com mais parcelas sob efeito de borda (31,75%. O Grupo 1  teve menor porcentagem  de parcelas sob efeito de borda (22,22%. Edge effect evaluation of Pindorama Biological Reserve-SPAbstract: Edge effect evaluation in two forest remnants in the Biological Reserve Pindorama, SP, in 65 plots of 400 m2, using data of: degree of infestation in the plot, distance from edge, height, basal area and degree of infestation of the four largest trees. In a random quadrant were evaluated soil and altitude, species number, number, basal area and height of trees with diameter at breast height (DBH ≥ 5 cm and phytosociological describers: density absolute and relative, relative dominancy, frequency relative and absolute , importance value, species diversity index (H ', evenness

  14. Rol biológico y aplicaciones de los miRNAs en cáncer de seno

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    Yeimy Viviana Ariza Márquez

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    Full Text Available Título en ingles: Biological role and applications of miRNAs in breast cancer Resumen:  Los miRNAs son pequeños RNAs que participan en diversos procesos de regulación génica, mediante ribointerferencia y juegan un papel clave en diversos procesos biológicos, tales como proliferación celular, diferenciación y apoptosis. En consecuencia, la expresión alterada de miRNAs contribuye a la enfermedad humana, incluyendo cáncer. En esta revisión, nos centraremos en los recientes hallazgos de miRNAs que  inciden en el desarrollo de cáncer y particularmente en cáncer  de seno, simultáneamente evaluaremos  sus mecanismos de regulación, su clasificación, su uso como marcadores de invasión tumoral, de sensibilidad a fármacos y adicionalmente exploraremos la utilidad de los miRNAs en el diagnóstico, seguimiento y tratamiento individualizo. Finalmente encontramos que los miRNAs representan una gran alternativa para entender las bases moleculares de los procesos tumorales implícitos en cáncer de seno y una vez se conozcan todas sus dianas, será posible dilucidar  al menos en  parte este proceso complejo y multigénico, ayudado mediante herramientas como la generación de bases de datos, para reportan la expresión diferencial de  miRNAs,  elementos que nos permitirá realizar medicina preventiva y mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes y sus familias. Palabras clave: cáncer de seno; miRNAs; anti-oncomir;   oncomir; regulación post-transcripcional; RNAm. Abstract:  MiRNAs are small RNAs that are involved in various processes of gene regulation by RNAi and play a key role in various biological processes, such as cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Consequently, the altered expression of miRNAs contributes to human disease, including cancer. In this review, we will focus on the recent findings of miRNAs that affect the development of cancer, particularly breast cancer; and simultaneously, we will evaluate their

  15. Características biológicas e inmunológicas del veneno de Bothrops cotiara (Serpentes: Viperidae

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    Adolfo Rafael de Roodt

    2006-09-01

    antivenoms available. In this study, the lethal potency, hemorrhagic, necrotizing, coagulant and thrombin-like, defibrinogenating, indirect hemolytic and fibrinolytic activities of the venom of B. cotiara specimens from the province of Misiones were determined. The toxic activities were within the range of those described for the other Bothrops species from Argentina, and the electrophoretic and chromatographic studies showed similarities with those described for the other bothropic venoms. The immunochemical reactivity of six South American anti Viper antivenoms (ELISA have a strong reactivity with all the antivenoms studied. The neutralizing capacity of three of these therapeutic antivenoms against the lethal potency and hemorrhagic, necrotizing, coagulant, thrombin-like and hemolytic activities showed a very close neutralizing capacity. Our data strongly suggest that the antivenoms for therapeutic use available in this area of South America are useful to neutralize the toxic and enzymatic activities of the venom of this uncommon specie of Bothrops. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (3: 889-901. Epub 2006 Sept. 29.

  16. Morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of camellia oleifera to low-temperature stress

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    Hu, J.; Shu, Q.; Fu, S.; Wu, W.

    2016-01-01

    Camellia oleifera Abel originates from China and is high healthy effect food oil species. It is also a high additional plant in southern China and can help to keep some people of mountain area out of poverty. In recent years, climate change has been abnormal frequently. Abnormal low temperature in winter and late spring coldness may cause the hard hit to C. oleifera farmers. Freezing injury can be caused by sudden decreases in temperature in winter. However, C. oleifera varieties differ in their hardiness to low temperatures. The paper investigated cold-resistance mechanisms by determining and analyzing the morphological, physiological and biochemical characteristics of C. oleifera from eastern, western and southern Anhui, respectively. Sensitivity to low temperature was assessed via the number of leaves in spring shoots, leaf thickness, the activities of protective enzymes such as CAT, POD and SOD, and the inclusion contents of WSS, FPro, MDA, benzene-alcohol extracts and lignin. The results showed that C. oleifera varieties had different physiological and biochemical, and morphological responses to low winter temperatures. In different regions, the number of leaves, leaf thickness, WSS content, FPro content and MDA content varied from 5.2-7.8, 398.79 micro m-465.27 micro m, 23.41 mg/g-24.74 mg/g, 41.86 micro g/g-44.18 micro g/g and 10.08 micro mol/g-14.51 micro mol/g, respectively. The varieties from eastern Anhui, the leaf thickness were thicker. Meanwhile, the protective enzyme activities and inclusion contents were relatively higher. The protective enzyme activities and chemical components contents such as benzene-alcohol extract and lignin represented significantly difference (p<0.05) among three regions. In the future, for the abnormal low temperature in winter, a serious of cultivation measures such as improving the contents of WSS, FPro, benzene-alcohol extract and lignin, were taken to enhance the cold resistance of C. oleifera. The result broadens the

  17. Exploring basic biochemical constituents in the body tissues of ...

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    Feeding regime did not influence susceptibility to mass loss during export. Animal age influenced the biochemical composition and export performance of abalone. Keywords: abalone; aquaculture; feeds; Haliotis midae; live export; mass loss; tissue biochemical constituents. African Journal of Marine Science 2010, 32(1): ...

  18. Haematological and blood biochemical indices of West African ...

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    Haematological and blood biochemical indices of West African dwarf goats vaccinated against Pestes des petit ruminants (PPR) ... blood biochemical indices of forty randomly selected West African dwarf (WAD) goats were studied. Packed cell volume ... neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and white blood cells (WBC) than females.

  19. An improved solution of first order kinetics for biochemical oxygen ...

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    This paper evaluated selected Biochemical Oxygen Demand first order kinetics methods. Domesticinstitutional wastewaters were collected twice in a month for three months from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife waste stabilization ponds. Biochemical Oxygen Demand concentrations at different days were determined ...

  20. Simulation studies in biochemical signaling and enzyme reactions

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    Nelatury, Sudarshan R.; Vagula, Mary C.

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    Biochemical pathways characterize various biochemical reaction schemes that involve a set of species and the manner in which they are connected. Determination of schematics that represent these pathways is an important task in understanding metabolism and signal transduction. Examples of these Pathways are: DNA and protein synthesis, and production of several macro-molecules essential for cell survival. A sustained feedback mechanism arises in gene expression and production of mRNA that lead to protein synthesis if the protein so synthesized serves as a transcription factor and becomes a repressor of the gene expression. The cellular regulations are carried out through biochemical networks consisting of reactions and regulatory proteins. Systems biology is a relatively new area that attempts to describe the biochemical pathways analytically and develop reliable mathematical models for the pathways. A complete understanding of chemical reaction kinetics is prohibitively hard thanks to the nonlinear and highly complex mechanisms that regulate protein formation, but attempting to numerically solve some of the governing differential equations seems to offer significant insight about their biochemical picture. To validate these models, one can perform simple experiments in the lab. This paper introduces fundamental ideas in biochemical signaling and attempts to take first steps into the understanding of biochemical oscillations. Initially, the two-pool model of calcium is used to describe the dynamics behind the oscillations. Later we present some elementary results showing biochemical oscillations arising from solving differential equations of Elowitz and Leibler using MATLAB software.

  1. Local biochemical and morphological differences in human Achilles tendinopathy

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    Pingel, Jessica; Fredberg, U.; Qvortrup, Klaus

    2012-01-01

    The incidence of Achilles tendinopathy is high and underlying etiology as well as biochemical and morphological pathology associated with the disease is largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to describe biochemical and morphological differences in chronic Achilles tendinopathy....... The expressions of growth factors, inflammatory mediators and tendon morphology were determined in both chronically diseased and healthy tendon parts....

  2. Possible Biochemical Markers in Protein-Energy Malnutrition and ...

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    This study was carried out to determine possible biochemical markers in children suffering from Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Protein-Energy Malnutrition in a Hospital setting in Western Kenya. Spectrophotometric assays of selected biochemical parameters namely, albumin, total proteins, glucose, glutamate ...

  3. Biochemical evaluation of phenylketonuria (PKU: from diagnosis to treatment

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    Leticia Belmont-Martínez

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    Besides periodical Phe and Tyr testing, biochemical follow-up includes the measurement of necessary elements that guarantee normal physical and intellectual development such as selenium, zinc, B12 vitamin, folates, iron and long chain fatty acids. Clinical context is as important as biochemical status so periodic evaluation of nutritional, medical, social and psychological aspects should be included.

  4. Developments in commercially produced microbials at Biochem Products

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    Biochem Products is part of a large industrial and scientific family - the Solvay Group. Solvay, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium is a multinational company with 46,000 employees worldwide. In the U.S., our working partners include a large polymer manufacturer, a peroxygen producer and a leading poultry and animal health products company. Biochem Products is a...

  5. Una perspectiva de los problemas éticos derivada de la investigación biológica: los avatares del evolucionismo

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    Castrodeza, Carlos

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    Full Text Available Not available.En la ciencia actual, el comportamiento ético es una práctica asumida. Es más, la ética como dimensión axiológica del conocimiento está relacionada con otros valores que le colocan al hombre en la cúspide de los seres vivos, confiriéndole así un derecho de uso sobre toda otra forma de vida. Ahora bien, dichos valores son cuestionables en cuanto que no son compatibles con el conocimiento biológico actual. Dicha falta de coherencia se ejemplifica en la influyente obra —en su día y en la actualidad— El Azar y la Necesidad de Jacques Monod. Estas ideas se contrastan con el pensamiento sociobiológico de los últimos tiempos. De este modo, se ilustra y subraya cómo en toda relación biológica mínimamente simbiótica todo ser vivo intenta romper a su favor la relación contractual subyacente mediante el engaño y, asimismo, intenta detectar el engaño potencial en su interlocutor, pretensión que se da tácitamente por supuesta. De manera que la única doctrina ética acorde con el conocimiento bioevolucionista actual sería un «altruismo recíproco vigilado».

  6. Internação domiciliar: risco de exposição biológica para a equipe de saúde

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    Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo

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    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório e prospectivo, de abordagem quantitativa que visou caracterizar as ações que envolviam risco biológico durante o atendimento de profissionais no Serviço de Internação Domiciliar do Hospital Municipal de São Carlos, SP. No acompanhamento das 159 visitas, realizadas no período de junho de 2008 a janeiro de 2009, foram observados 347 procedimentos sendo que, entre os com risco de exposição biológica, foram identificados curativos (31,1%, glicemia capilar (14,4% e acesso vascular (3,1%. A ocorrência de adesão à higienização prévia das mãos foi de 21,5%, 66,3% no uso de luvas e de 83,5% no descarte adequado do perfurocortante. Conclui-se que esses profissionais estão sujeitos a riscos semelhantes aos encontrados na área hospitalar, uma vez que também manipulam sangue e material perfurocortante com muita frequência e apresentam baixa adesão às precauções padrão. Estudos que avaliem a influência das características dos domicílios nesse risco devem ser estimulados.

  7. Las tecnologías de integración como estructuras biológicas. Establecimiento de un modelo general

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    C. de la Torre Cuesta

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    Full Text Available Las Tecnolog´ıas de Integraci´on, se ocupan del almacenamiento, transporte y distribuci´on de la informaci´on generada en la sociedad humana,por lo que conviene destacar el papel que dicha informaci´on desempe˜na en la propia estructura de la sociedad y su importancia en la evoluci´on de la misma, siendo las personas un elemento fundamental y critico para su transmisi´on La transmisi´on de las Tecnolog´ıas de Integraci´on, es comparable al de los sistemas biol´ogicos, que se propaga a los individuos del sistema considerado. En esta comunicaci´on, partiendo de una clasificaci´on de la poblaci´on en cinco categor´ıas: Expertos, Activos, Predispuestos, Dudosos y Eliminados, se establece un diagrama compartimental general de la transmisi´on de las tecnolog´ıas, consideradas como un efecto biol´ogico, estableciendo relaciones entre los distintos estados de la poblaci´on. Posteriormente, utilizando la teor´ıa de los sistemas din´amicos no lineales establecer los aspectos para la estructuraci´on temporal, y as´ı desarrollar el modelo matem´atico establecido.

  8. Uso correcto del español en la redacción de artículos biológicos

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    Julián Monge-Nájera

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos una lista de los errores más comunes en los manuscritos biológicos redactados en lengua española, explicando cuáles son las palabras recomendadas. Nos basamos en las recomendaciones de la Real Academia Española y los Códigos Internacionales de Nomenclatura, así como en las normas del Consejo de Editores Científicos. Agrupamos las correcciones y recomendaciones en cuatro categorías: léxico (e.g. anglicismos, ortografía (acentuación gráfica, puntuación, mayúsculas, morfología (régimen preposicional y estilo (economía lingüística.Correct use of Spanish when writing biological papers. We present a list of the most frequent errors in biological manuscripts written in Spanish, and we explain which are the recommended options. Our article is based on the International Codes of Nomenclature, and the guidelines of the Real Academia de la Lengua and the Council of Science Editors. We group the indications in four categories: lexical errors (e.g. English cognates; spelling (graphic accents, punctuation, font, morphology (use of prepositions and style (linguistic economy. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (4: 1589-1593. Epub 2008 December 12.

  9. La infección por el virus del papiloma humano, un posible marcador biológico de comportamiento sexual en estudiantes universitarios

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    Sánchez-Alemán Miguel A

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estimar la prevalencia de infección por el virus del papiloma humano (VPH en estudiantes universitarios y utilizar dicha frecuencia como un marcador biológico para evaluar el comportamiento sexual. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal, en estudiantes de la Universidad Autónoma del estado de Morelos, México, durante el periodo 2000-2001. Se aplicó un cuestionario y se colectaron muestras genitales para detectar ADN de los VPH oncogénicos. Los datos se analizaron utilizando pruebas de Ji cuadrada y razones de momios. Resultados. La prevalencia global del VPH en 194 estudiantes fue de 14.4%. Las mujeres con dos o más parejas sexuales durante el último año presentaron mayor riesgo de infección por el VPH (RM 6.0 IC 1.7-21.1, al igual que las que utilizaron anticonceptivos hormonales y espermicidas en su última relación sexual (RM 3.0 IC 1.0-8.7. Los hombres que consumieron cocaína tuvieron más riesgo de infección por el VPH (RM 7.6 IC 1.3-45.1. Conclusiones. La prevalencia del VPH es relativamente alta. La utilización del VPH como un marcador biológico de comportamientos sexuales en mujeres es pertinente; en hombres, es necesario ampliar la muestra.

  10. Patrones de nerviación foliar en Myrtaceae de la Estación Biológica La Selva, provincia de Heredia, Costa Rica

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    J. Gabriela Jolochin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron descripciones de la arquitectura foliar, con énfasis en patrones de nerviación, de cuatro géneros y 14 especies de Myrtaceae incluyendo dos especies citadas como exóticas, para la Estación Biológica La Selva, OET, Heredia, Costa Rica. El material fresco descrito fue coleccionado en la estación biológica y fueron visitados los herbarios INB y CR, además de consultar el herbario de la propia estación e imágenes del MO. El 85% de las especies presentan un patrón de nerviación secundaria camptódromo- broquidódromo y ca. 50% poseen nervaduras secundarias rectas, que sólo se curvan cercanas al margen simulando una nervadura intramarginal. Las nervaduras terciarias son detectables a simple vista sólo en siete de las especies, de las cuales cuatro poseen un patrón reticulado y la nerviación última marginal en arcos o no visible. La combinación de los datos de arquitectura foliar con patrones de nerviación permitió discriminar las especies y obtener una clave de determinación de fácil uso en el campo.

  11. Variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo sobre las poblaciones de colémbolos en Costa Rica

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    Cesar Guillen

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha discutido que las variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo influyen sobre las poblaciones de colémbolos; sin embargo, la información acerca de la interacción de estas variables, en conjunto, con relación a la diversidad y abundancia de colémbolos, es escasa. En el presente estudio se determinó la relación entre estas variables y la diversidad y abundancia de colémbolos en los suelos de un bosque primario, un bosque secundario y un cafetal en el Parque Nacional Tapantí. El bosque primario presentó los contenidos más altos de materia orgánica y biomasa microbiana, contrario a lo sucedido con la resistencia a la penetración y el pH. Los resultados mostraron una clara asociación entre estas variables y algunas especies de colémbolos, lo cual indica que los cambios en la estructura de las comunidades de colémbolos, por efecto de los cambios en las variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo, pueden ser utilizados como un bioindicador de calidad del suelo y de manejo de los ecosistemas.

  12. Definitions of biochemical failure in prostate cancer following radiation therapy

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    Taylor, Jeremy M.G.; Griffith, Kent A.; Sandler, Howard M.

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) published a consensus panel definition of biochemical failure following radiation therapy for prostate cancer. In this paper, we develop a series of alternative definitions of biochemical failure. Using data from 688 patients, we evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the various definitions, with respect to a defined 'clinically meaningful' outcome. Methods and Materials: The ASTRO definition of biochemical failure requires 3 consecutive rises in prostate-specific antigen (PSA). We considered several modifications to the standard definition: to require PSA rises of a certain magnitude, to consider 2 instead of 3 rises, to require the final PSA value to be greater than a fixed cutoff level, and to define biochemical failure based on the slope of PSA over 1, 1.5, or 2 years. A clinically meaningful failure is defined as local recurrence, distant metastases, initiation of unplanned hormonal therapy, unplanned radical prostatectomy, or a PSA>25 later than 6 months after radiation. Results: Requiring the final PSA in a series of consecutive rises to be larger than 1.5 ng/mL increased the specificity of biochemical failure. For a fixed specificity, defining biochemical failure based on 2 consecutive rises, or the slope over the last year, could increase the sensitivity by up to approximately 20%, compared to the ASTRO definition. Using a rule based on the slope over the previous year or 2 rises leads to a slightly earlier detection of biochemical failure than does the ASTRO definition. Even with the best rule, only approximately 20% of true failures are biochemically detected more than 1 year before the clinically meaningful event time. Conclusion: There is potential for improvement in the ASTRO consensus definition of biochemical failure. Further research is needed, in studies with long follow-up times, to evaluate the relationship between various definitions of biochemical failure and

  13. Applied spectrophotometry: analysis of a biochemical mixture.

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    Trumbo, Toni A; Schultz, Emeric; Borland, Michael G; Pugh, Michael Eugene

    2013-01-01

    Spectrophotometric analysis is essential for determining biomolecule concentration of a solution and is employed ubiquitously in biochemistry and molecular biology. The application of the Beer-Lambert-Bouguer Lawis routinely used to determine the concentration of DNA, RNA or protein. There is however a significant difference in determining the concentration of a given species (RNA, DNA, protein) in isolation (a contrived circumstance) as opposed to determining that concentration in the presence of other species (a more realistic situation). To present the student with a more realistic laboratory experience and also to fill a hole that we believe exists in student experience prior to reaching a biochemistry course, we have devised a three week laboratory experience designed so that students learn to: connect laboratory practice with theory, apply the Beer-Lambert-Bougert Law to biochemical analyses, demonstrate the utility and limitations of example quantitative colorimetric assays, demonstrate the utility and limitations of UV analyses for biomolecules, develop strategies for analysis of a solution of unknown biomolecular composition, use digital micropipettors to make accurate and precise measurements, and apply graphing software. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Interactions of Cannabinoids With Biochemical Substrates

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    Brian F Thomas

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Recent decades have seen much progress in the identification and characterization of cannabinoid receptors and the elucidation of the mechanisms by which derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant bind to receptors and produce their physiological and psychological effects. The information generated in this process has enabled better understanding of the fundamental physiological and psychological processes controlled by the central and peripheral nervous systems and has fostered the development of natural and synthetic cannabinoids as therapeutic agents. A negative aspect of this decades-long effort is the proliferation of clandestinely synthesized analogs as recreational street drugs with dangerous effects. Currently, the interactions of cannabinoids with their biochemical substrates are extensively but inadequately understood, and the clinical application of derived and synthetic receptor ligands remains quite limited. The wide anatomical distribution and functional complexity of the cannabinoid system continue to indicate potential for both therapeutic and side effects, which offers challenges and opportunities for medicinal chemists involved in drug discovery and development.

  15. BALL - biochemical algorithms library 1.3

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    Stöckel Daniel

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Biochemical Algorithms Library (BALL is a comprehensive rapid application development framework for structural bioinformatics. It provides an extensive C++ class library of data structures and algorithms for molecular modeling and structural bioinformatics. Using BALL as a programming toolbox does not only allow to greatly reduce application development times but also helps in ensuring stability and correctness by avoiding the error-prone reimplementation of complex algorithms and replacing them with calls into the library that has been well-tested by a large number of developers. In the ten years since its original publication, BALL has seen a substantial increase in functionality and numerous other improvements. Results Here, we discuss BALL's current functionality and highlight the key additions and improvements: support for additional file formats, molecular edit-functionality, new molecular mechanics force fields, novel energy minimization techniques, docking algorithms, and support for cheminformatics. Conclusions BALL is available for all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and MacOS X. It is available free of charge under the Lesser GNU Public License (LPGL. Parts of the code are distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL. BALL is available as source code and binary packages from the project web site at http://www.ball-project.org. Recently, it has been accepted into the debian project; integration into further distributions is currently pursued.

  16. PHA bioplastics, biochemicals, and energy from crops.

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    Somleva, Maria N; Peoples, Oliver P; Snell, Kristi D

    2013-02-01

    Large scale production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in plants can provide a sustainable supply of bioplastics, biochemicals, and energy from sunlight and atmospheric CO(2). PHAs are a class of polymers with various chain lengths that are naturally produced by some microorganisms as storage materials. The properties of these polyesters make them functionally equivalent to many of the petroleum-based plastics that are currently in the market place. However, unlike most petroleum-derived plastics, PHAs can be produced from renewable feedstocks and easily degrade in most biologically active environments. This review highlights research efforts over the last 20 years to engineer the production of PHAs in plants with a focus on polyhydroxybutryrate (PHB) production in bioenergy crops with C(4) photosynthesis. PHB has the potential to be a high volume commercial product with uses not only in the plastics and materials markets, but also in renewable chemicals and feed. The major challenges of improving product yield and plant fitness in high biomass yielding C(4) crops are discussed in detail. Plant Biotechnology Journal © 2013 Society for Experimental Biology, Association of Applied Biologists and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  17. Skin biochemical composition analysis by Raman spectroscopy

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    Oliveira, Patricia Karen; Tosato, Maira Gaspar; Alves, Rani de Souza; Martin, Airton Abrahao; Favero, Priscila Pereira; Raniero, Leandro, E-mail: amartin@univap.br [Laboratorio de Espectroscopia Vibracional Biomedica, Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento - IP e D, Universidade do Vale do Paraiba - UniVap, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil)

    2012-09-15

    Skin aging is characterized by cellular and molecular alterations. In this context, Confocal Raman spectroscopy was used in vivo to measure these biochemical changes as function of the skin depth. In this study we have tried to correlate spectra from pure amino acids to in vivo spectra from volunteers with different ages. This study was performed on 32 volunteers: 11 from Group A (20-23 years), 11 from Group B (39-42 years) and 10 from Group C (59-62 years). For each group, the Raman spectra were measured on the surface (0 mm), 30 +- 3 mm and 60 +- 3 {mu}m below the surface. The results from intergroup comparisons showed that the oldest group had a prevalence of the tyrosine band, but it also presented a decrease in the band centered at 875 cm{sup -1} of pyrrolidone acid. The amide I band centered at 1637 cm{sup -1} that is attributed to collagen, as well as other proteins and lipid, showed a smaller amount of these biomolecules for Group C, which can be explained by the decrease in collagen concentration as a function of age. (author)

  18. Biochemical characterization of cholesterol-reducing Eubacterium.

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    Mott, G E; Brinkley, A W; Mersinger, C L

    1980-12-01

    We characterized two isolates of cholesterol-reducing Eubacterium by conducting conventional biochemical tests and by testing various sterols and glycerolipids as potential growth factors. In media containing cholesterol and plasmenylethanolamine, the tests for nitrate reduction, indole production, and gelatin and starch hydrolyses were negative, and no acid was produced from any of 22 carbohydrates. Both isolates hydrolyzed esculin to esculetin, indicating beta-glycosidase activity. In addition to plasmenylethanolamine, five other lipids which contain an alkenyl ether residue supported growth of Eubacterium strain 403 in a lecithin-cholesterol base medium. Of six steroids tested, cholesterol, cholest-4-en-3-one, cholest-4-en-3 beta-ol (allocholesterol), and androst-5-en-3 beta-ol-17-one supported growth of Eubacterium strain 403. All four steroids were reduced to the 3 beta-ol, 5 beta-H products. The delta 5 steroids cholest-5-en-3 alpha-ol (epicholesterol) and 22,23-bisnor-5-cholenic acid-3-beta-ol were not reduced and did not support growth of the Eubacterium strain.

  19. Deficiências minerais nas fôlhas induzidas por moléstias e pragas Leaf deficiencies associated with virus infection or insect toxin

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    A. S. Costa

    1965-01-01

    Full Text Available Certas moléstias de vírus e o efeito fitotóxico provocado por toxinas de alguns insetos influenciam a composição mineral das fôlhas de plantas afetadas. As alterações provocadas podem se assemelhar a deficiências minerais puramente nutricionais e, em certos casos, há realmente menor teor do elemento associado aos sintomas da moléstia. A aplicação do elemento faltante nos casos citados não provoca geralmente recuperação dos tecidos afetados, com exceção da deficiência de zinco associada à infecção de citros pela tristeza. É sugerido que a resposta à aplicação do elemento em deficiência dependerá de ser ou não esta, sintoma primário ou secundário da moléstia. É salientado que as recomendações sôbre adubação, baseadas nos resultados da diagnose foliar, deverão sempre considerar a possibilidade de não serem as deficiências constatadas resultantes sempre da falta de disponibilidade do elemento no solo, mas, possivelmente, da interferência de fatôres como a infecção por vírus, ação de toxina de inseto etc.Virus diseases or the toxicogenic effect induced by insect feeding influence the mineral content of affected plants. Some of the changes induced result in leaf deficiencies similar to those associated with lack of the available element in the soil. Application of the lacking element in most cases does not promote a favorable response with exception of the zinc deficiency associated with tristeza infection in citrus. It is suggested that the negative or positive response might depend on the symptom being primary or secondary. It is pointed out that fertilizer recommendations based on foliar diagnosis should always take into consideration that the deficiencies encountered are not necessarily theresult of lack of the available element in thesoil, but sometimes of the interference of virus diseases, insect toxins, and other factors.

  20. Crystallite growth kinetics of TiO2 surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process

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    Ko, Horng-Huey; Hsi, Chi-Shiung; Wang, Moo-Chin; Zhao, Xiujian

    2014-01-01

    Highlights: • TiO 2 powder surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO was obtained. • Phase transformation from anatase to rutile was hindered by ZnO added. • Growth kinetic of anatase TiO 2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D A,9 2 =2.42×10 5 ×exp(-39.9×10 3 /RT). • Growth kinetic of rutile TiO 2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D R,9 2 =8.49×10 5 ×exp(-47.6×10 3 /RT) rutile TiO 2 . -- Abstract: The nanocrystallite growth of TiO 2 surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process has been studied. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and UV–VIS–NIR spectrophotometry have been utilized to characterize the TiO 2 nanocrystallites surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO (denoted by T-9Z). The DTA result shows that the anatase TiO 2 first formed at 533 K and the completion of anatase TiO 2 crystallization occurred at 745 K for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders. XRD results reveal that the anatase and rutile TiO 2 coexist when the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 523–973 K for 2 h. When the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 973 K for 2 h, rutile TiO 2 was the major phase, and the minor phases were anatase TiO 2 and Zn 2 Ti 3 O 8 . The phase was composed of the rutile TiO 2 and Zn 2 TiO 4 for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination at 1273 K for 2 h. The growth kinetics of TiO 2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders were described as: D A,9 2 =2.42×10 5 ×exp(-39.9×10 3 /RT)and D R,9 2 =8.49×10 5 ×exp(-47.6×10 3 /RT) for anatase and rutile TiO 2 nanocrystallites respectively. The analysis results of UV/VIS/NIR spectra reveal that the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination have a red-shifted effect with increasing calcination temperature and can be used as a UVA-attenuating agent

  1. Terapia com agentes biológicos na criança e no adolescente Treatment with biologic agents in child and adolescent

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    Ricardo Maisse Suehiro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar os mecanismos fisiopatológicos e novos alvos terapêuticos, os agentes biológicos disponíveis, principais indicações e a evidência científica atual para o uso de terapias biológicas na população pediátrica. FONTES DE DADOS: Pesquisa na base de dados Medline e SciELO, nas línguas inglesa e portuguesa, entre 2000 e 2009. As palavras-chave usadas foram "agentes biológicos", "crianças" e "adolescentes". SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Os agentes biológicos são uma importante opção terapêutica para tratar as doenças autoimunes refratárias às terapias convencionais na infância e na adolescência. Com exceção da artrite idiopática juvenil, a maioria dos estudos em outras doenças autoimunes não é controlada. CONCLUSÕES: Os agentes biológicos têm demonstrado eficácia no tratamento de doenças autoimunes pediátricas como artrite idiopática juvenil, miopatias idiopáticas inflamatórias, lúpus eritematoso juvenil, vasculites, uveítes crônicas, doenças inflamatórias intestinais e púrpura trombocitopênica imune crônica, assim como no linfoma não-Hodgkin. Considerando-se o custo elevado e os potenciais eventos adversos, o uso desses agentes deve ser individualizado e acompanhado por especialista.OBJECTIVE: To review the physiopathology and new therapeutical targets, the available biologic agents, the main indications and the current scientific evidence for the use of biological therapies in the pediatric population. DATA SOURCES: A bibliographical search was obtained from Medline and SciELO databases in English and Portuguese from 2000 to 2009. The key-words included were "biologic agent", "children" and "adolescent". DATA SYNTHESIS: Biologic agents are important therapeutic options to treat refractory autoimmune diseases to conventional therapies in childhood and adolescence. Excluding juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the majority of studies in other autoimmune diseases are uncontrolled trials. CONCLUSIONS

  2. Long-term storage of clinical samples in CyMol® medium for PNA- FISH® and culturing from the eSwab™ system

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    Larsen, Lone Heimann; Xu, Yijuan; Pedersen, Malene Schibler

    Objectives: A steadily growing diversity of bacteria is reported in foreign body infections, and culture-independent methods have been shown to supplement established culture methods. Therefore, sampling and preservation of specimens have become an important issue. We report here experience from...... analytical methods. Methods: Sampling for both culture-dependent and -independent analyses were done over a period of two years. Specimens were transferred directly to the lab, and cultures of tissue biopsies, joint fluid, sonication fluid from the prosthesis components, and eSwab™ (Copan, Italy) were...... performed within 24 h after sampling. The corresponding specimens for culture-independent methods were stored at -80°C until analyzed in batchs. Specimens for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis were stored for app. one year at -80°C in CyMol® (Copan, Italy), an alcohol based media, before...

  3. Caracterização da enolase de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis e identificação proteômica de novas moléculas

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    Marcos, Caroline Maria [UNESP

    2011-01-01

    Paracoccidioides brasiliensis é um importante patógeno humano que causa a paracoccidioidomicose (PCM), uma micose sistêmica com ampla distribuição na América Latina. A adesão e invasão de células são eventos cruciais envolvidos na infecção e disseminação do patógeno. Além disso, patógenos utilizam suas moléculas de superfície para se ligar aos componentes da matriz extracelular para estabelecer a infecção. Uma proteína antigênica de P. brasiliensis foi isolada de géis de eletroforese bidimens...

  4. Studies on powder processing and sintering behaviour of ZrO2-9.0 mol% Y2O3 ceramics

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    Ghosh, A.; Gonal, M.R.; Upadhyaya, D.D.; Ram Prasad

    1998-01-01

    In the present investigation the synthesis and densification behaviour of ZrO 2 -9.0 mol% Y 2 O 3 ceramics has been described. Powder preparation was based on the co-precipitation method. It was found that variation in the precipitation conditions and washing steps of the precipitated gels resulted in powder of different agglomerate sizes. The effect of different precipitations and washing conditions on the crystallite size of the 600 deg C calcined powders were examined by x-ray diffraction. The powders produced were essentially of the cubic fluorite phase. The ball-milled powders were analyzed for particle size distribution. Densification behaviour of the bodies made by slip casting has also been studied. (author)

  5. Nouvelle méthodologie de synthèse de molécules à potentiel diurétique

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    Ouellet, Simon

    2007-01-01

    [Synthèse combinatoire ]. Le présent mémoire propose l'élaboration d'une nouvelle méthodologie de synthèse de molécules ayant un potentiel diurétique, et ciblant plus particulièrement les cotransporteurs cations-chlorures, responsables du mouvement couplé des ions sodium et/ou potassium avec celui du chlorure dans plusieurs types de cellules dont celles des néphrons. La première partie est consacrée à une description de la chimie combinatoire, aux travaux antérieurs effectués dans notre la...

  6. XPS and ToF-SIMS analysis of natural rubies and sapphires heat-treated in a reducing (5 mol% H 2/Ar) atmosphere

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    Achiwawanich, S.; James, B. D.; Liesegang, J.

    2008-12-01

    Surface effects on Mong Hsu rubies and Kanchanaburi sapphires after heat treatment in a controlled reducing atmosphere (5 mol% H 2/Ar) have been investigated using advanced surface science techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Visual appearance of the gemstones is clearly affected by the heat treatment in a reducing atmosphere. Kanchanaburi sapphires, in particular, exhibit Fe-containing precipitates after the heat treatment which have not been observed in previous studies under an inert atmosphere. Significant correlation between changes in visual appearance of the gemstones and variations in surface concentration of trace elements, especially Ti and Fe are observed. The XPS and ToF-SIMS results suggest that; (1) a reducing atmosphere affects the oxidation state of Fe; (2) dissociation of Fe-Ti interaction may occur during heat treatment.

  7. XPS and ToF-SIMS analysis of natural rubies and sapphires heat-treated in a reducing (5 mol% H{sub 2}/Ar) atmosphere

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    Achiwawanich, S. [Department of Physics, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); James, B.D. [Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Liesegang, J. [Department of Physics, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia)], E-mail: J.Liesegang@latrobe.edu.au

    2008-12-30

    Surface effects on Mong Hsu rubies and Kanchanaburi sapphires after heat treatment in a controlled reducing atmosphere (5 mol% H{sub 2}/Ar) have been investigated using advanced surface science techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Visual appearance of the gemstones is clearly affected by the heat treatment in a reducing atmosphere. Kanchanaburi sapphires, in particular, exhibit Fe-containing precipitates after the heat treatment which have not been observed in previous studies under an inert atmosphere. Significant correlation between changes in visual appearance of the gemstones and variations in surface concentration of trace elements, especially Ti and Fe are observed. The XPS and ToF-SIMS results suggest that; (1) a reducing atmosphere affects the oxidation state of Fe; (2) dissociation of Fe-Ti interaction may occur during heat treatment.

  8. Characterization on the electrophoretic deposition of the 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Lee, Y.-H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Kuo, C.-W. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Shih, C.-J. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Hung, I-M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Fung, K.-Z. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Wen, S.-B. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Wang, M.-C. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China)]. E-mail: cjshih@kmu.edu.tw

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    An 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) films are electrophoretically deposited on the La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} substrate using 8YSZ nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process. Effects of liquid suspension on the particle zeta potential and degree of agglomeration at different pH values are investigated. When the pH value deviates from the point of zero charge (PZC), the adsorption of protons on particle surfaces cause higher zeta potential and well-dispersed suspension. The optimal values of the iodine concentration, applied voltage and deposition time for the electrophoretic deposition of 8YSZ films are also found.

  9. Diseño de un panel multicolor para evaluar moléculas intracelulares y de superficie mediante citometría de flujo

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    Jose Mateus

    2013-12-01

    vivo en individuos sanos. Resultados. La evaluación de las moléculas con los conjugados no mostró interferencia en las señales de fluorescencia. Las frecuencias de las subpoblaciones de LT CD8+ evaluadas fueron cercanas a los valores reportados en otros estudios. Además, se observó que la frecuencia de LT CD8+ productores de IFNγ, IL-2 y TNFα fue mayor a las seis horas de cultivo con SEB y con el antígeno crudo de T. cruzi. Conclusiones. El método aplicado para la construcción del panel multicolor permite obtener frecuencias de las subpoblaciones de LT CD8+ que corresponden a lo reportado en la literatura científica.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i4.1709

  10. Aceite de girasol, semillas y plantas con distribución modificada de ácidos grasos en la molécula de triacil-glicerol

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    Garcés Mancheño, Rafael; Martínez-Force, Enrique

    2003-01-01

    El objeto de la presente invención es un aceite de girasol que se obtiene directamente de la semilla de girasol con de 12-40,8% de ácido esteárico calculado en relación al contenido total de ácidos grasos y con una distribución de ácidos grasos modificada entre las posiciones sn-1 y sn-3 de la molécula de triacilglicerol (TAG) comparado con el aceite obtenido del tipo silvestre de semillas de girasol. La invención también se refiere a una planta de girasol y a semillas que contien...

  11. Structure of the oxide film on Ti–6Ta alloy after immersion test in 8 mol/L boiling nitric acid medium

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    Guo, Dizi, E-mail: diziguo@126.com; Yang, Yingli; Wu, Jinping; Zhao, Bin; Zhao, Hengzhang; Su, Hangbiao; Lu, Yafeng

    2013-08-15

    Highlights: •Structure of the oxide film on Ti–6Ta alloy is studied by depth profile XPS. •TiO{sub 2} and Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} are found in the top layer of the oxide film. •High valence oxide evolutes form Ti{sub 2}O{sub 3} and TaO. •Shielding effect of Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} leads to the enhanced corrosion resistance of Ti–Ta alloy. -- Abstract: By using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), we investigate the corrosion behavior and the structure of the oxide film of Ti–6Ta alloy that is subjected to the immersion corrosion test in 8 mol/L boiling nitric acid for 432 h. Based on the phase constitution indentified by depth profile XPS, the oxide film could be divided into three sub-layers along its thickness direction: the chemical stable TiO{sub 2} and Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} are present in layer I; the sub-oxide Ti{sub 2}O{sub 3} and TaO are present in the layer II and layer III, and the high valence oxide evolutes from their sub-oxide gradually. Owing to the shielding effect of Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}, the corrosion rate of the Ti–6Ta alloy decreases from 0.051 mm/y to 0.014 mm/y with increasing immersion time, showing an excellent corrosion resistance in 8 mol/L boiling nitric acid.

  12. Efeito da linhaça (Linum usitatissimum L. sob diferentes formas de preparo na resposta biológica em ratos Effect of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L. prepared by different methods on the biological response of rats

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    Anne y Castro Marques

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar as possíveis atividades biológicas causadas pelo consumo diário de linhaça em diferentes condições de preparo, em ratos Wistar machos recém-desmamados. MÉTODOS: Os ratos recém-desmamados (n=32 foram divididos em 4 grupos de 8 animais: ração padrão; ração com 16% de grão de linhaça cru; ração com 16% de grão de linhaça assado; e ração com 7% de óleo de linhaça. Os animais foram pesados a cada três dias e, após 23 dias de período experimental, foram sacrificados por punção cardíaca, sendo os órgãos imediatamente pesados e o sangue coletado e armazenado a -18ºC para realização das análises (glicose, colesterol total, lipoproteína de alta densidade - colesterol, triglicerídios e proteínas totais. As fezes foram coletadas para a determinação de umidade, lipídeo excretado e lipídeo absorvido. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre os grupos quanto ao ganho de peso total, consumo diário, coeficiente de eficácia alimentar e peso dos órgãos. A excreção diária, o teor de umidade das fezes e a quantidade de lipídeo fecal foram maiores nos grupos linhaça cru e linhaça assada em comparação aos grupos padrão e óleo de linhaça. Com exceção do lipoproteína de alta densidade-colesterol, todos os demais parâmetros bioquímicos avaliados apresentaram diferenças estatísticas entre os tratamentos. CONCLUSÃO: O consumo de linhaça, seja como grão cru, assado ou óleo, possui atividade biológica em ratos, destacando-se por reduzir os níveis de glicose, triglicerídios e colesterol. Além disso, o consumo do grão de linhaça aumentou significativamente o volume do bolo fecal e a excreção de lipídeos nas fezes.OBJECTIVE: The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L. prepared by different methods on the biological response of rats. METHODS: Weaned rats (n=32 were divided into 4 groups of 8 animals each: standard feed, standard

  13. Aportació al coneixement de l’herbari Trèmols de l’Institut Botànic de Barcelona

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    Gavioli, L.

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    Full Text Available The herbarium BC-Trèmols was created during the second half of the 19th century by the Catalan chemist and botanist Frederic Trèmols Borrell. Between 1930 and 1960, the technician Antoni Marcos carried out a thorough review. The current collection consists of approximately 9000 specimen sheets; is made up of 58 volumes reordered by Marcos, two volumes with the original structure, four boxes of Hieracium and 85 boxes with additional material. Up to now 22 volumes and four boxes of Hieracium have been computerized (3695 specimens; we made an inventory at genus level of all volumes, and we computerized the original catalogue of the herbarium and the existing taxonomical fiches. We have also developed a preliminary inventory of the contents of the extra boxes. The analysis of these 3695 herbarium specimens clearly shows that it mainly consists of samples obtained by exchange (67.1% especially within the Société Helvétique pour l’Échange des Plantes and the Societat Botànica Barcelonesa. Among the materials studied we found two specimens regarded as interesting from a taxonomical and/or nomenclatural point of view (isotypes of Silene holzmanii Heldr. ex Boiss. and of Arenaria minutiflora Loscos. Therefore, the main interest of the herbarium lies in the diversity of the geographical provenance of plants, which makes of this collection one of the first “pan-European herbaria” in Catalonia.El herbario BC-Trèmols fue creado durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIX por el químico y botánico catalán Frederic Trèmols i Borrell. Entre 1930 y 1960, el técnico Antoni Marcos llevó a cabo una profunda revisión. La colección actual consta aproximadamente de unos 9000 pliegos; está formada por 58 volúmenes reordenados por Marcos, más otros dos con la estructura original, cuatro cajas de Hieracium y 85 cajas de material adicional. Hasta la fecha se han informatizado 22 de los volúmenes y las cuatro cajas de Hieracium (3695 especímenes, se

  14. The Biochemical Prognostic Factors of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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    Full Text Available BackgroundPatients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SHT are common in clinical practice. However, the clinical significance of SHT, including prognosis, has not been established. Further clarifying SHT will be critical in devising a management plan and treatment guidelines for SHT patients. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors of SHT.MethodsWe reviewed the medical records of Korean patients who visited the endocrinology outpatient clinic of Severance Hospital from January 2008 to September 2012. Newly-diagnosed patients with SHT were selected and reviewed retrospectively. We compared two groups: the SHT maintenance group and the spontaneous improvement group.ResultsThe SHT maintenance group and the spontaneous improvement group had initial thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH levels that were significantly different (P=0.035. In subanalysis for subjects with TSH levels between 5 to 10 µIU/mL, the spontaneous improvement group showed significantly lower antithyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO-Ab titer than the SHT maintenance group (P=0.039. Regarding lipid profiles, only triglyceride level, unlike total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol, was related to TSH level, which is correlated with the severity of SHT. Diffuse thyroiditis on ultrasonography only contributed to the severity of SHT, not to the prognosis. High sensitivity C-reactive protein and urine iodine excretion, generally regarded as possible prognostic factors, did not show any significant relation with the prognosis and severity of SHT.ConclusionOnly initial TSH level was a definite prognostic factor of SHT. TPO-Ab titer was also a helpful prognostic factor for SHT in cases with mildly elevated TSH. Other than TSH and TPO-Ab, we were unable to validate biochemical prognostic factors in this retrospective study for Korean SHT patients.

  15. Diseño y construcción de un biodigestor anaeróbica vertical semicontinua para la obtención de gas metano y biol apartir de las cáscaras de naranja y mango.

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    Gonzabay Valdiviezo, Anthony William; Suárez Monroy, Pablo Moises

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    En la elaboración del presente proyecto se pretende realizar el diseño y construcción de un biodigestor anaeróbico vertical semicontinuo para la obtención de gas metano y biol a partir de las cáscaras de naranja y mango. Esto se logrará al estimar los parámetros de diseño del Biodigestor anaeróbico, calculando la cantidad de gas metano y biol estimado que podría generar el biodigestor, además de construirlo y operarlo para la obtención de gas metano y biol. In the production of the presen...

  16. Cultivar variability of patatin biochemical characteristics: table versus processing potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.).

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    Bárta, Jan; Bártová, Veronika; Zdráhal, Zbyněk; Sedo, Ondrej

    2012-05-02

    Biochemical characteristics of patatin proteins purified by ion-exchange and affinity chromatography from tubers of 20 potato cultivars were studied to evaluate their genotype differences with respect to utility groups, table potato cultivars (TPCs) and processing potato cultivars (PPCs). Both groups of cultivars showed similar values of protein content in dry matter (3.98-7.39%) and of patatin relative abundance (5.40-35.40%). Three mass levels (∼40.6, 41.8, and 42.9 kDa) of purified patatins were found by MALDI-TOF MS within all cultivars. Differences among mass levels corresponding with the mass of sugar antenna (∼1.2 kDa) confirmed the previous concept of different glycosylation extentsin patatin proteins. It was showed that the individual types of patatin varying in their masses occur in the patatin family in a ratio specific for each of the cultivars, with the lowest mass type being the major one. Electrophoretic analyses demonstrated wide cultivar variability in number of patatin forms. Especially 2D-PAGE showed 17-23 detected protein spots independently on the utility group. Specific lipid acyl hydrolase (LAH) activity of purified patatins from the individual tested cultivars varied between 0.92 and 5.46 μmol/(min mg). Patatin samples within most of the TPCs exhibited higher values of specific LAH activity than samples of PPCs. It may be supposed that individual patatin forms do not have similar physiological roles.

  17. Moléculas que marcam o tempo: implicações para os fenótipos circadianos Timekeeping molecules: implications for circadian phenotypes

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    Danyella Silva Pereira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar resumidamente a literatura dos últimos 36 anos de pesquisa em cronobiologia molecular a fim de informar aos profissionais de saúde os avanços obtidos nesta área e os potenciais para aplicação na clínica médica. MÉTODO: Buscas na literatura foram realizadas utilizando as bases de dados PubMed e Scopus usando como palavras-chave "clock genes, circadian rhythms, diurnal preference, delayed sleep phase syndrome, advanced sleep phase syndrome, photoperiod and mood disorder". DISCUSSÃO: Atualmente, o mecanismo molecular da regulação da ritmicidade circadiana é compreendido em grande detalhe. Muitos estudos publicados mostram associações de polimorfismos nos genes relógio com transtornos do ritmo circadiano e com transtornos do humor. CONCLUSÕES: De maneira geral, o progresso obtido na área de cronobiologia molecular traz um melhor entendimento da regulação do sistema de temporização biológico. O desenvolvimento de estudos nesta área tem o potencial de ser aplicável ao tratamento dos transtornos dos ritmos circadianos e certos transtornos do humor, além de prevenir riscos à saúde causados por viagens intercontinentais (Jet Lag e por trabalhos noturnos e por turnos.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the molecular chronobiology studies in the last 36 years in order Eto point out the advances in this area to health professionals. METHOD: We searched in the PubMed and Scopus data banks for articles related with human molecular chronobiology. The keywords used were "clock genes, circadian rhythms, diurnal preference, delayed sleep phase syndrome, advanced sleep phase syndrome, photoperiod and mood disorder". DISCUSSION: The knowledge about molecular mechanism of circadian rhythms increased a lot in the last years and now we are able to better understand the details of molecular processes involved in circadian and sleep regulation. Studies show that polymorphisms in clock genes are associated with

  18. Efecto de la fertilización química y biológica en el rendimiento morfoagronómico de Morus alba

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de la fertilización química nitrogenada, la micorriza vesículo arbuscular (MVA Glomus fasciculatum y la fitohormona brasinoesteroide Biocep-6, en las características morfoagronómicas de Morus alba var. Acorazonada. Para ello se usaron tres dosis de fertilización (0, 150 y 300 kg de N/ha/año, dos con y sin Ecomic® y dos con y sin Biocep-6, lo que originó un total de 12 tratamientos. Se seleccionaron al azar cinco plantas y en ellas se estudiaron las variables altura, número de ramas primarias y rendimiento de la materia seca de: la biomasa total (RMSBT, la comestible (RMSBC, las hojas (RMSH y los tallos tiernos (RMSTT. Se observó una relación directa entre la altura y el rendimiento, así como el efecto del Biocep-6 en el número de ramas primarias. El RMSBT fue de 18,25; 17,24; 17,56; 18,43; 17,04; 17,22 y 18,31 t de MS/ha/año en T4, T5, T6, T8, T9, T11 y T12, respectivamente. El RMSBC, el RMSH y el RMSTT se comportaron de manera diferente, según cada tratamiento. Se concluye que la sinergia entre los fertilizantes biológicos y los químicos fue notable para todas las variables morfoagronómicas. Los tratamientos Ecomic® + Biocep-6 y 150 kg de N/ha/año + Ecomic® + Biocep-6 fueron significativamente superiores para todas las variables. Los rendimientos de materia seca total y comestible obtenidos con la fertilización biológica y la mineral estuvieron dentro del rango reportado por otros autores. Se recomienda el uso combinado de Ecomic® + Biocep-6 para obtener buenos rendimientos agrícolas en M. alba, así como continuar los estudios de la composición bromatológica para determinar el efecto de las combinaciones de fertilizantes químicos y biológicos.

  19. Eficácia biológica de bifentrina aplicado em milho armazenado sob diferentes temperaturas Biological efficacy of applied bifenthrin in stored corn under different temperatures

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    Marco A. G. Pimentel

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    Full Text Available Considerando-se as altas temperaturas nos graneleiros junto à esteira transportadora de grãos objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar a influência da temperatura no momento da pulverização, sobre a eficácia biológica do bifentrina. Para isso, pulverizou-se o inseticida sobre grãos de milho dentro de uma câmara climática nas temperaturas de 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 e 50 ºC, com umidade relativa em torno de 55%. Após a pulverização e a cada 15 dias, até completar 90 dias, foram feitas as análises da eficácia biológica utilizando-se os insetos Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae e Tribolium castaneum (Herbst (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae. Observou-se tendência decrescente da eficácia biológica do bifentrina com o aumento da temperatura do ar ambiente, no momento da pulverização e com o maior tempo de armazenamento dos grãos de milho, resultando em menor mortalidade dos insetos-praga.Considering the high temperatures in the granary ships alongwith the transporting mat, the objective of this paper was to evaluate the influence of the temperature at the moment of spraying on the biological effectiveness of the bifenthrin. For the purpose the insecticide was sprayed on maize grains inside a climatic chamber maintained at the temperatures of 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 ºC with relative humidity around 55%. After the spraying and every fifteen days up to 90 days, analyses of the biological effectiveness were made by using insects of the Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae. A decreasing tendency of the biological effectiveness of the bifenthrin was observed with the increase of the air temperature at the moment of spraying and with the increased time of maize storage, resulting in a smaller mortality of the insect-pest.

  20. Reemplazo valvular aórtico biológico. Seguimiento a largo plazo y predictores de mortalidad, reinternación y reintervención

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    Jorge Thierer

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEl reemplazo valvular aórtico es el procedimiento convencional en la enfermedad valvular y el modelo protésico que se ha de implantar resulta una decisión compleja. Nuevos modelos biológicos, cuyo especial tratamiento reduce el deterioro estructural alejado, han alentado su uso, aun en poblaciones jóvenes. ObjetivoEvaluar la sobrevida alejada del recambio valvular aórtico biológico, la calidad de vida, las tasas de reinternación y reintervención, así como identificar predictores para tales eventos.Material y métodosSe analizó una población sometida a cirugía aórtica aislada o combinada con revascularización, con modelos biológicos, entre junio de 1996 y diciembre de 2005. Excluidos los fallecidos a los 30 días, se analizaron 256 pacientes, con un seguimiento del 94,2% a 1.158 días.ResultadosLa sobrevida global fue del 94,8%, 88,6%, 85% y 82,4% a 1, 3, 5 y 7 años; sobrevida libre la mortalidad cardíaca, fue del 97,2%, 94,6%, 91,2% y 89,4%, respectivamente. La sobrevida libre de reinternación fue del 86%, 75,7%, 70,6% y 65,9% para igual período. La sobrevida libre de reintervención fue del 97,4%, 95,2%, 92,1% y 92,1% a 1, 3, 5 y 7 años. Fueron predictores para mortalidad el ritmo no sinusal (OR 3,4; p = 0,012 y para reinternación la enfermedad carotídea (OR 7,6; p = 0,002, la EPOC (OR 7; p = 0,004 y el sexo masculino (OR 2,18; p = 0,039. La baja incidencia de reintervenciones no permitieron identificar predictores.ConclusionesLa sobrevida alejada es aceptable para el grupo etario y el ritmo no sinusal es el único predictor de mortalidad identificado. La tasa de reinternación al primer año es elevada y el sexo masculino, la estenosis carotídea y los antecedentes respiratorios y cerebrovasculares, así como la prioridad no electiva, son sus predictores. La tasa de reintervención al seguimiento es baja y alienta la utilización de este tipo de prótesis.

  1. Effect of Light Intensity and Photoperiod on Growth and Biochemical Composition of a Local Isolate of Nostoc calcicola.

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    Khajepour, Fateme; Hosseini, Seyed Abbas; Ghorbani Nasrabadi, Rasoul; Markou, Giorgos

    2015-08-01

    A study was conducted to investigate the effect of light intensity (21, 42, and 63 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1)) and photoperiod (8:16, 12:12, and 16:8 h light/dark) on the biomass production and its biochemical composition (total carotenoids, chlorophyll a, phycoerythrin (PE), phycocyanin (PC) and allophycocyanin (APC), total protein, and carbohydrates) of a local isolate of Nostoc calcicola. The results revealed that N. calcicola prefers dim light; however, the most of the levels of light intensity and photoperiod investigated did not have a significant impact on biomass production. Increasing light intensity biomass content of chlorophyll a, PE, PC, APC, and total protein decreased, while total carotenoids and carbohydrate increased. The same behavior was observed also when light duration (photoperiod) increased. The interaction effect of increasing light intensity and photoperiod resulted in an increase of carbohydrate and total carotenoids, and to the decrease of chlorophyll a, PE, PC, APC, and total protein content. The results indicate that varying the light regime, it is capable to manipulate the biochemical composition of the local isolate of N. calcicola, producing either valuable phycobiliproteins or proteins under low light intensity and shorter photoperiods, or producing carbohydrates and carotenoids under higher light intensities and longer photoperiods.

  2. El derecho a conocer los orígenes biológicos. La necesidad de su reconocimiento para garantizar el derecho a la identidad personal de los adoptados y nacidos por reproducción humana asistida

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    Lorenzi, Mariana de

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    [spa] La identidad personal comienza a forjarse en el pasado del ser humano, en sus mismos orígenes biológicos. Desde este axioma, la verdad biológica ha devenido un principio clave del Derecho de Familia occidental. Tradicional paradigma de la filiación por naturaleza, su trascendencia se extiende en la actualidad a los supuestos de filiación adoptiva y por reproducción humana asistida, en gran medida, impulsada por la C.D.N. Este instrumento ha sido esencial, ante todo, para reafirmar el...

  3. INFLUENCIA DE LA FERMENTACIÓN LÁCTICA (ABONO BOKASHI) EN EL PRE-COMPOST PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN DE BIOGÁS Y BIOL EN BIODIGESTORES TIPO BATCH

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    Torres T., Allen; Igeniero Ambiental Egresado de la UNALM, Lima (Perú).; Quipuzco U., Lawrence; Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Perú).; Meza C., Víctor; Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Perú).

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    El trabajo de investigación titulado: “Influencia de la fermentación láctica (abono bokashi) en el pre-compost para la producción de biogás y biol en biodigestores tipo batch” surge como una alternativa de tratamiento previo a los sustratos antes de colocarlos en los biodigestores y de esta manera mejorar la calidad de los subproductos generados: biogás y biol. La investigación se inició en Agosto del 2012, empleándose reactores que simulan a un biodigestor del tipo batch para tres tratamient...

  4. Biochemical investigation of cypermethrin toxicity in rabbits.

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    Dahamna, S; Harzallah, D; Guemache, A; Sekfali, N

    2009-01-01

    cypermethrin on the erythropoiesis. An increase of plasma enzyme activities in GOT, GPT and CPK were recorded, explain a high energy-generating product. An increase, in the plasma enzyme activity in Alkaline phosphatase, related to their role in the cell permeability. The histopathological results showed lesions and morphological changes of hepato-cellular, fibrosis and appearance of inflammatory infiltrate, confirmed disturbances of the biochemical parameters. These changes were much underlines during the animal toxicity.

  5. Grupos españoles de cálculos ab initio de moléculas de interés astrofísico

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    Yáñez, M.

    Pocos campos de la química están tan bien adaptados a la modelización por medio de los métodos teóricos de la Química Cuántica como la Astroquímica y la Química de la Atmósfera, donde las interacciones moleculares son, generalmente, lo suficientemente pequeñas para que el modelo de molécula aislada funcione muy bien. En España son varios los grupos teóricos que dedican su esfuerzo de investigación, o parte de él, al estudio de moléculas o procesos de interés en Astrofísica o en atmósferas planetarias. Presentaremos diferentes ejemplos paradigmáticos de esta actividad en la que se exploran desde aspectos estructurales, hasta aspectos espectroscópicos y dinámicos. Entre los últimos, cabe destacar estudios en los que se demuestra la importancia de procesos a dos estados, prohibidos por espín, en la formación astrofísica de diversos derivados de interés. En el tratamiento espectroscópico se han hecho esfuerzos interesantes, que han aunado teoría y experimento, en el estudio de sistemas relevantes desde el punto de vista atmosférico, como los hidratos de ácido nítrico, o el tratamiento espectroscópico de moléculas no rígidas. No menos interesantes son los estudios de fotoabsorción de radicales o de procesos multifotónicos. Son particularmente abundantes los estudios dedicados a la reactividad específica de sistemas de interés astrofísico o atmosférico, con el objetivo de esclarecer vías de formación de determinados compuestos o de proporcionar mecanismos que permitan identificar las etapas reactivas limitantes de reacciones de interés en esos medios y sobre los que no existía información previa. Así, por ejemplo, se han publicado interesantes estudios sobre la formación o propiedades de compuestos de fósforo, de silico o de azufre o sobre mecanismos de reacción en los que intervienen el ozono, el radical nitrato, el radical OH u otras especies. Finalmente, son también particularmente relevantes los estudios que varios

  6. Crystallite growth kinetics of TiO{sub 2} surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process

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    Ko, Horng-Huey [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Hsi, Chi-Shiung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National United University, 1 Lein-Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 36003, Taiwan (China); Wang, Moo-Chin, E-mail: mcwang@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Zhao, Xiujian, E-mail: opluse@whut.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)

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    Highlights: • TiO{sub 2} powder surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO was obtained. • Phase transformation from anatase to rutile was hindered by ZnO added. • Growth kinetic of anatase TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D{sub A,9}{sup 2}=2.42×10{sup 5}×exp(-39.9×10{sup 3}/RT). • Growth kinetic of rutile TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D{sub R,9}{sup 2}=8.49×10{sup 5}×exp(-47.6×10{sup 3}/RT) rutile TiO{sub 2}. -- Abstract: The nanocrystallite growth of TiO{sub 2} surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process has been studied. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and UV–VIS–NIR spectrophotometry have been utilized to characterize the TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO (denoted by T-9Z). The DTA result shows that the anatase TiO{sub 2} first formed at 533 K and the completion of anatase TiO{sub 2} crystallization occurred at 745 K for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders. XRD results reveal that the anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} coexist when the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 523–973 K for 2 h. When the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 973 K for 2 h, rutile TiO{sub 2} was the major phase, and the minor phases were anatase TiO{sub 2} and Zn{sub 2}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 8}. The phase was composed of the rutile TiO{sub 2} and Zn{sub 2}TiO{sub 4} for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination at 1273 K for 2 h. The growth kinetics of TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders were described as: D{sub A,9}{sup 2}=2.42×10{sup 5}×exp(-39.9×10{sup 3}/RT)and D{sub R,9}{sup 2}=8.49×10{sup 5}×exp(-47.6×10{sup 3}/RT) for anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites respectively. The analysis results of UV/VIS/NIR spectra reveal that the T-9Z freeze

  7. Biochemical profile of cuttings used for in vitro organogenesis of ...

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    Biochemical profile of cuttings used for in vitro organogenesis of Prunus africana: An endangered species in Cameroon. JG Nzweundji, N Niemenak, O Oumar, JJ Tsafack, K Konan, L Nyochembeng, C Noumi, DT Nehemie, DO Ndoumou ...

  8. Biochemical constituents of seaweeds along the Maharashtra coast

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    Dhargalkar, V.K.; Jagtap, T.G.; Untawale, A.G.

    Protein, carbohydrate and organic carbon were estimated in 43 marine algal species from different stations along the Maharashtra Coast in India These species showed variation in their biochemical contents Protein varied from 10 to 33% Chlorophyceae...

  9. Seasonal changes in biochemical composition of Holothuria leucospilota (Echinodermata)

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    Jayasree, V.; Parulekar, A.H.; Wahidullah, S.; Kamat, S.Y.

    Biochemical composition of body wall and gonads of Holothuria leucospilota was analysed for protein, carbohydrate, lipid, ash, dry weight and calorific values and was discussed in relation to its spawning activities. Lipids constituted the major...

  10. Modulation of key biochemical markers relevant to stroke by Antiaris ...

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    Modulation of key biochemical markers relevant to stroke by Antiaris africana leaf extract following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Omotayo B. Ilesanmi, Afolabi C. Akinmoladun, Olanrewaju Sam Olayeriju, Ibrahim Olabayode Saliu, M. Tolulope Olaleye, Afolabi A. Akindahunsi ...

  11. Biochemical and Histological effects of Aqueous extract of Cyperus ...

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    Biochemical and Histological effects of Triton Wr-1339 and Aqueous extract. 674. INNIH, SO; UBHENIN, AE; ... fatty liver, chronic hepatitis, and cirrhosis is not giving much ..... Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Southern Iran: A Population Based ...

  12. haematological parameters and serum biochemical indices of pre

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    mrmrsolayiwola

    2012-05-01

    BWSFM) on haematological and serum biochemical parameters in rabbit were studied. Thirty-two (32) cross-bred. (New Zealand-white X Chinchilla) male weaner rabbits aged between 6 and 9 weeks were randomly.

  13. Biochemical composition of muscle tissue of penaeid prawns

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    Achuthankutty, C.T.; Parulekar, A.H.

    Biochemical composition of muscle tissue of females belonging to four species of penaeid prawns, viz. Metapenaeus affinis, M. dobsoni, Penaeus merguiensis and Parapenaeopsis stylifera, inhabiting the coastal waters of Goa, India, was estimated...

  14. A Review of the Biochemical and Haematological Effects of Caffeine ...

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    A Review of the Biochemical and Haematological Effects of Caffeine. ... be found in different food and drinks which includes; coffee, tea, chocolate, beverages, ... when taken in excess over a period of time can result in adverse health hazards.

  15. Appraisal of biochemical and genetic diversity of mango cultivars ...

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    Appraisal of biochemical and genetic diversity of mango cultivars using molecular markers. ... Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is one of the oldest fruit crops and is broadly cultivated worldwide. To determine the level of ... HOW TO USE AJOL.

  16. A Simple Approach to Study Designs in Complex Biochemical ...

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    Somdatta Sinha

    Protein sequences. • Biochemical & Genetic information. REVERSE ENGINEERING. LARGE NETWORKS. FORWARD ENGINEERING. All designs that are not physically forbidden are realizable, but not all realizable designs are functionally effective. (in relation to context and constraints of the system and environment).

  17. Evaluation of biochemical changes in unstimulated salivary, calcium ...

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    TORNADO

    2012-01-26

    Jan 26, 2012 ... salivary, calcium, phosphorous and total protein during ... teins in saliva are important components and any chan- ... Sialochemical analysis .... quantities of protein utilizing the principal of protein-dye binding. Anal biochem.

  18. Diagnostic utility of clinical and biochemical parameters in ...

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    Diagnostic utility of clinical and biochemical parameters in pancreatic head malignancy ... Department of Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, ..... technical review on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and.

  19. Anthropometric and biochemical profiles of black south african women

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    ... with the urban diet composed of more refined carbohydrates and fatty food. ... A significant association was found between insulin sensitivity and BMI and ... anthropometric indicators, biochemical parameters, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus ...

  20. Haematological and serum biochemical profiles of broiler chickens ...

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    MOLM) on the haematological and serum biochemical profile of broiler chickens. Fresh Moringa leaves (FML) were shade-dried for four days and milled into meal. A total of two hundred broilers unsexed chickens (Anak strain) were randomly ...

  1. Effect of Probiotics on Serum Biochemical and Blood Constituents in ...

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    Department of Animal Production, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King ... enzyme activities, and hematological and biochemical indices of broiler chickens challenged with ..... Brancaster and Enteritidis from humans and broiler.

  2. Growth and Biochemical performance of Cassava-Manihot ...

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    MICHAEL HORSFALL

    the crude oil polluted soil improved the growth and biochemical performance of cassava. For the qualitative .... delay in the rate of soil recovery and a decrease in crop yield ... enhances biodegradation of polluted soil presumably by removing ...

  3. Anthropometric and Biochemical Profiles of Black South African ...

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    Rev Dr Olaleye

    Anthropometric and biochemical profiles were determined according to standard methods. From the ... Email: bejufemi@yahoo.co.uk ... 995 plots, Pahameng 1 711, Joe Slovo 1 359, and. Botchabela 2 ...... York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Steyn K ...

  4. Decoupling of Growth from Production of Biochemicals and Proteins

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    Li, Songyuan

    With increasing awareness of sustainability in our current society, alternative approaches to produce fuels and petro-derived chemicals are required. Biofuels and biochemicals produced from microbial cell factories provide an alternative to current fossil based chemicals. Meanwhile, microbial cell...

  5. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion

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    Pezzullo, Leslie [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Biochemical Conversion Platform Review meeting.

  6. Biochemical and Haematological Indices of Weanly Albino Rats Fed ...

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    ABSTRACT: Malnutrition is a public health problem in Nigeria accounting for more than 50% of ... weanly albino rats using nutritional, biochemical ... groundnut (16%), soy beans (16%), crayfish ... consumption was observed in rats on PC and.

  7. Biochemical evaluation of Gmelina arborea fruit meal as a swine ...

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    Dr. J. T. Ekanem

    Division of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Animal Production,. University of Ilorin ... certain biochemical parameters including blood enzyme profile of wean pigs. 16-piglets ..... 1992) who reported similar results in guinea fowls fed test ...

  8. Biochemical methane potential (BMP) of solid organic materials

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    Raposo, Francisco; Fernández-Cegrí, V.; De la Rubia, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the results obtained for different participating research groups in an interlaboratory study related to the biochemical methane potential (BMP). In this research work, the full experimental conditions influencing the test such as inoculum, substrate characteristics and experi...

  9. Psoriatic arthritis: An assessment of clinical, biochemical and ...

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    , epidemiological, clinical and radiological studies of South African (SA) patients are scarce. Objectives. To assess clinical, biochemical and radiological features in a single-centre SA cohort. Methods. We conducted a prospective assessment ...

  10. an improved solution of first order kinetics for biochemical oxygen ...

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    Accuracies of these methods were evaluated using relative error, Akaike ... Keywords: Wastewater, Environmental Engineering, Biochemical Oxygen Demand Kinetic Parameters,. Statistical ... evaluating organic pollution level and quality of wastewaters. ... compounds ...... method can be applied on electronic devices, and.

  11. Potencial de reúso de água na lavagem de caminhões utilizando Contator Biológico Rotativo

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    Subtil, Eduardo Lucas; Mierzwa, José Carlos; Hespanhol, Ivanildo; Rodrigues, Raphael

    2016-01-01

    Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o potencial de reúso de água na lavagem de caminhões a partir do efluente tratado por um Contator Biológico Rotativo operado em escala real. Para avaliação do potencial de reúso foi realizado um balanço de massa para o sistema de reúso levando em consideração a concentração de Sólidos Dissolvidos Totais como contaminante crítico. O sistema de tratamento produziu um efluente com concentrações médias de cor, turbidez, SDT e DBO5 de 45 ± 14 uC, 15 ± 6,0 NTU...

  12. Significado biológico de la expresión del gen "h-MAM" en cáncer de mama humano

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    Núñez Villar, María José

    2002-01-01

    El gen de la mamoglobina codifica para una proteína de 10 Kda, que en tejidos humanos adultos tan solo ha sido detectada en la mama. Nuestro objetivo ha sido la detección del gen h-MAN en muestras tumorales y la correlación de dicha expresión con parámetros biológicos de primera generación (variedad histológica, grado histológico y nuclear, e invasción ganglionar), segunda generación (receptores de estrógenos y progesterona) y tercera generación (p53, Ki67 y c-erbB-2), así como con la ploidía...

  13. La enseñanza de Antropología Biológica en cursos avanzados de Biología

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    Lomaglio, Delia Beatriz

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Catamarca ofrece tres carreras de Biología: Licenciatura, Profesorado y Tecnicatura. En todas ellas la asignatura Antropología Biológica se inserta en las currículas en los últimos años de cursado. Esta particularidad permite a los alumnos el manejo de contenidos diversos que posibilitan el dictado en forma integradora. En los últimos años se pusieron en práctica actividades de integración de los alumnos a las investigaciones bioantropológicas en desarrollo y de interdisciplinariedad. Estas actividades se evaluaron como muy positivas en el rendimiento académico del alumnado, que logra desde la praxis la integración de contenidos temáticos, actitudinales y procedimentales.

  14. Medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad Biosafety measures adopted in Liorad Laboratories for handling biological materials

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    Nancy Burguet Lago

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trabajo con microorganismos puede conllevar a riesgos tanto para el personal que trabaja con los mismos como para el medio ambiente. La existencia de laboratorios de seguridad biológica y la implementación de medidas en la manipulación de los agentes biológicos minimizan el riesgo. Objetivo: evaluar las medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad. Métodos: empleo de una lista de chequeo y análisis de los resultados a través de una Matriz DAFO para valorar si el diseño de la instalación cumple con la bioseguridad. Además establecer un sistema documental para la manipulación de microorganismos y la confección de un plan de capacitación para el personal que trabaja en el laboratorio de control microbiológico. Resultados: la lista de chequeo permitió identificar como principal debilidad el no disponer de un doble pasillo para el traslado del material limpio y sucio. Como fortalezas, cumplir con las prácticas y procesamientos adecuados y el contar con equipos de seguridad biológica. El sistema documental incorporó a los procedimientos establecidos para la manipulación, un acápite referido a la «Peligrosidad y Medidas de Seguridad». El programa de capacitación desarrollado permitió proveer conocimientos específicos referidos a esta temática. Conclusión: las medidas adoptadas en el laboratorio permiten plantear que de manera general se cumplen los requisitos establecidos en materia de Bioseguridad para el trabajo con microorganismos.Introduction: working with microorganisms can lead to risks for both the staff at work and the environment. The existence of biosafety labs and implementation of measures in the handling of biological agents minimize the risk. Objetive: to evaluate biosecurity measures taken in handling biological materials at Liorad Laboratories. Methods: using a checklist and analysis of results through a SWOT Matrix to assess whether the

  15. La Bioclimatología y su utilidad en los estudios de la diversidad biológica: experiencias en la provincia Holguín, Cuba

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    Elena Fornet Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aborda un análisis sobre la importancia de la bioclimatología para los estudios de biodiversidad, se refieren reportes sobre diferentes especies vegetales y se profundiza en un endémico holguinero, Escobaria cubensis (Britton & Rose Hunt, "el cactus enano de Holguín", el cual ha sido estudiado desde hace algunos años por investigadores que han mencionado la influencia del clima sobre su comportamiento. Se concluye la utilidad demostrada de la bioclimatología en el conocimiento de la diversidad biológica y se muestra la necesidad de enfoques y acciones integradoras en este tipo de estudio y no la exposición descriptiva de las características del clima.

  16. Elaboració d‘una web per facilitar la comprensió dels mecanismes biològics implicats en la reproducció humana

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    Fuster i Marquès, Carme

    2006-01-01

    Els mecanismes biològics implicats, tant en la formació de gàmetes masculines i femenines com en la fecundació, són molt complexes. Per tal de facilitar la seva comprensió hem elaborat una pàgina web que inclou material bàsic, microfotografies, esquemes, representacions animades i pel·lícules. La majoria del material introduït és inèdit o propi, doncs la recerca de l’equip que ha elaborat la web s’inclou dins del camp de la Reproducció Humana. A més, per augmentar l'interès de l'alumnat, h...

  17. Algunas variables biológicas relacionadas con trastornos del sueño en estudiantes de primer año de medicina

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    Ángel García Gascón

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de 110 estudiantes de primer año de la carrera de medicina en la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas No. 2 de Santiago de Cuba, desde enero hasta julio del 2014, con el objetivo de determinar algunas variables biológicas que pudieran estar relacionadas con los principales trastornos del sueño. La información fue procesada estadísticamente, con el empleo del porcentaje como medida de resumen y la aplicación de la prueba de la Χ² para valorar la posible asociación entre variables. En la serie se obtuvo que los trastornos del sueño más frecuentes fueran el insomnio, los ronquidos y las pesadillas, con predominio en las féminas; no obstante, en la mayoría de los alumnos el electroencefalograma resultó normal

  18. Evolución organizacional: inducción socio-biológica para el entendimiento de la metáfora

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    Lara Rodríguez, Juan Sebastián; Rojas Contreras, Camilo Andrés; Martínez Buitrago, Jenyfeer Andrea

    2015-01-01

    El objeto del presente artículo es proveer un enfoque sobre la utilización metafórica de la concepción evolucionista desde la teoría darwinista a distintas áreas del conocimiento -ciencias sociales, antropología, sociología, psicología y economía-. Se realiza un análisis teórico de los vínculos que guardan dichas áreas con las organizaciones empresariales, arribando a una fundamentación teórica sucinta de las interrelaciones que tiene la evolución como concepto biológico con la realidad de la...

  19. Evo-devo como disciplina integradora: la temporalidad de los procesos biológicos como estrategia de análisis

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    Constanza Alexandra Rendón

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es profundizar el conocimiento acerca de la naturaleza integradora de la evo-devo (biología evolutiva del desarrollo. En particular, analizamos las características temporales de los procesos estudiados en ese campo, y las comparamos con aquellas presentes en otros abordajes de la evolución y del desarrollo ontogenético de los organismos. Encontramos que los principales programas de la evo-devo recuperan mayormente características temporales propias de la macroevolución, mientras que otras propuestas de extensión de la síntesis evolutiva incorporan características de la microevolución. El análisis de la temporalidad de los procesos constituyó una estrategia fructífera para estudiar la integración entre subdisciplinas biológicas.

  20. The orchid-bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apidae of ‘Reserva Biológica de Una’, a hotspot in the Atlantic Forest of southern Bahia, eastern Brazil

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    A Nemésio

    Full Text Available The orchid-bee fauna of ‘Reserva Biológica de Una’ (REBIO Una, one of the largest Atlantic Forest remnants in southern Bahia, eastern Brazil, was surveyed for the first time. Baits with sixteen different scents were used to attract males of orchid bees. Eight hundred and fifty-nine males belonging to 26 species were actively collected with insect nets during 60 hours in January and February, 2009, and January, 2010. Euglossa avicula Dressler, 1982 and Euglossa milenae Bembé, 2007 have been recorded for the first time in the state of Bahia. It was found that REBIO Una has one of the most diverse and rich orchid-bee faunas of the entire Atlantic Forest domain and holds some rare species, such as Euglossa cyanochloraMoure, 1996.