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  1. Relaciones ontogénicas y espacio-temporales en la dieta del calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en Perú, utilizando un Modelo Aditivo Generalizado

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    Alegre Norza Sior, Ana Renza Paola

    2011-01-01

    El calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (d'Orbigny, 1835) es un depredador importante en el ecosistema del Perú. Se postula que el papel del calamar gigante varía teniendo en cuenta la talla, tiempo, hora, temperatura y distribución espacial. Para comprobar esta hipótesis se aplicó un modelo aditivo generalizado (GAM) en datos biológicos de alimentación de 4178 calamares gigantes capturados por la flota industrial pesquera a lo largo del litoral peruano (3ºS a 18ºS) desde 2 a 299 millas náuticas (...

  2. Crecimiento y reclutamiento del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas en el Perú (1991 a 1994).

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    Argüelles, Juan

    1996-01-01

    Presenta las características biológicas y poblacionales del calamar gigante a fin de establecer las medidas adecuadas de explotación. Se aprecia que el calamar presenta una alta tasa de crecimiento pudiendo alcanzar tallas de 41 a 53 cm. al año de edad y se revela la presencia de dos pulsos anuales de reclutamiento, los que involucran varios meses durante primavera-verano y otoño-invierno.

  3. Distribución de Tallas y Condición Reproductiva del Calamar Gigante Dosidicus Gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) en el Golfo de California

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    Velázquez Abunader, J.I.; Nevárez Martínez, M.O.; Hernández Herrera, Agustin

    2010-01-01

    Se analizaron cambios en la distribución de tallas, número de cohortes y condición reproductiva del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas utilizando muestras provenientes de siete cruceros oceanográficos de investigación, efectuados en la región central del Golfo de California, México de 1997 a 2008. En todas las estaciones se muestrearon hasta 25 ejemplares registrando longitud del manto, sexo y fase de madurez gonádica y cuando la captura lo permitió, se realizó un muestreo masivo de 100 ejemplar...

  4. Rentabilidad de Unidades Representativas de Producción Pesquera del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas en el Golfo de California

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    Víctor Hernández-Trejo; Mauricio Ramírez-Rodríguez; Germán Ponce-Díaz; Luis Almendarez-Hernández

    2014-01-01

    La pesca del calamar gigante en México se desarrolla principalmente en el Golfo de California, en las costas de Baja California Sur (B.C.S) y Sonora (Son.), por cooperativas y empresas privadas que operan embarcaciones menores (pangas) y barcos camaroneros. Las diferencias en la rentabilidad de empresas tipo se evaluaron con los datos de ingresos y costos totales de operación en el año 2008, consensuados por representantes de empresas calamareras que definieron dos tipos de unidades represent...

  5. Validación histológica de los estadios de madurez gonádica de las hembras de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en el Golfo de California, México

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    JG Díaz-Uribe; A Hernández-Herrera; E Morales-Bojórquez; S Martínez-Aguilar; MC Suárez-Higuera; A Hernández-López

    2006-01-01

    Se analizó la estructura de ovocitos en las gónadas de hembras de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas), para validar los estadios morfocromáticos de madurez sexual, basados en una escala de seis etapas. Las muestras fueron obtenidas quincenalmente en el área de Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, entre junio del 2001 y noviembre del 2002. De cada gónada se obtuvieron cortes histológicos para contar el número de ovocitos en cada nivel de desarrollo. Con la frecuencia de ovocitos en cada nivel de ...

  6. Estudio preliminar del sistema reproductor del Calamar Gigante del Golfo de Baja California Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1935) Mollusca: Cephalopoda

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    Ochoa Báez, Rosa Isabel

    1980-01-01

    El calamar gigante del Golfo California es un recurso potencial de gran importancia para México. Como base para estudiar el ciclo de madurez gonadal, se describe el sistema reproductor de ejemplares colectados durante 1980. En las hembras existe un ovario, un par de glándulas nidamentales y un par de glándulas nidamentales accesorias; en su histología presenta ovocitos de diversos estadios de maduración con células foliculares en cordones. La maduración avanzada coincide con la presencia de p...

  7. Composición de tallas de la captura de calamar gigante en el Golfo de California durante 1981

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    Ramírez Rodríguez, Mauricio; Klett Traulsen, Alexander

    1985-01-01

    La Pesquería de Calamar Gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en el Golfo de California tuvo un notable desarrollo durante los años de 1978 a 1980, pasando de una producción de 2,000 t en el primero a 22,400 t en el último. Ese marcado incremento estuvo íntimamente asociado con la aplicación de un mayor esfuerzo de pesca. En 1981 las capturas sufrieron un decrecimiento muy significativo, causando la crísis de la pesquería y desde 1982 el recurso dejó de presentarse en el área, terminando de esta manera s...

  8. Efecto de la calidad del agua y tamaño de partícula en la producción de quitosano a partir de B-quitina extraída de desperdicios de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas)

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    Z. Rocha-Pino; Shirai, K.; L. Arias; H. Vázquez-Torres

    2008-01-01

    La pluma de calamar gigante es una fuente importante de B-quitina, la cual tiene un arreglo de cadenas en forma paralela que le da un carácter particular en sus propiedades tales como, alta reactividad, afinidad en disolventes orgánicos y retención de agua. La extracción de la B-quitina se realizó con el método químico, el cual consistió en desmineralización (DM) probando HCl 0.2M ó 1M, posteriormente se realizó la desproteinización (DP) con NaOH en concentraciones de 0.2M a 2M. La DP total, ...

  9. Análisis socioeconómico de la pesquería de calamar gigante en Guaymas, Sonora

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    Francisco Javier de la Cruz-González

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo hacemos un análisis socioeconómico de la pesquería de calamar gigante en Guaymas, Sonora. Se generó una base de datos con información pesquera y se aplicó una encuesta a pescadores y a trabajadores de la industria del calamar para determinar sus principales características socioeconómicas. Los resultados muestran que esta pesquería ha tenido una participación importante en la estructura productiva del sector pesquero de la región; sin embargo, el repunte en las capturas de calamar gigante en los últimos años ha permitido el crecimiento de esta pesquería, pero no su desarrollo. El documento resalta la necesidad de orientar las políticas de manejo al aprovechamiento integral de este recurso.

  10. La modificación del ecosistema marino reflejada en las poblaciones de las especies de calamares Dosidicus gigas, Illex coindetii, Illex argentinus, Todarodes sagittatus, Doryteuthis gahi y Onykia ingens Dinámica y función de los calamares en los ecosistemas Marine ecosystem change in the squid populations of Dosidicus gigas, Illex coindetii, Illex argentinus, Todarodes sagittatus, Doryteuthis gahi and Onykia ingens Dynamic and function of squid species in the ecosystems

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    Rosas Luis, Rigoberto

    2013-01-01

    [spa] En esta tesis se revisaron las relaciones que existen entre las poblaciones de dos especies de calamares ommastréfidos Dosidicus gigas y Illex argentinus con las series temporales de la temperatura superficial del mar, clorofila a y las estimaciones de biomasa zooplanctónica, lo que resultó en la comprensión de que la temperatura puede afectar directamente a las poblaciones de organismos productores primarios y a los integrantes del zooplancton, y no así a los organismos juveniles y a...

  11. Aislamiento de Microsatélites y flujo Genético en Dosidicus Gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) entre el Golfo de California y La Costa Occidental de La Península de Baja California, México

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    Millán, A.M.

    2010-01-01

    El calamar gigante, Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) es una especie semioceánica y nerítica endémica del Pacífico Oriental, distribuida desde el norte de California E.U.A (43º N) hasta el sur de Chile (20°S), incluyendo el Golfo de California. Habita aguas desde la superficie hasta 1000 metros de profundad. Particularmente dentro del Golfo de California (México), es considerado uno de los recursos pesqueros más importantes, sin embargo el manejo de la pesquería de éste cefalóp...

  12. Hábitos alimentarios de Dosidicus gigas (D' Orbigny, 1835) (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea) frente a la costa centro-sur de Chile Feeding habits of Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea) in the central-south coast off Chile

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    PATRICIO ULLOA; MARTA FUENTEALBA; VÍCTOR RUIZ

    2006-01-01

    Se estudiaron los hábitos alimentarios del calamar rojo Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) frente a la costa de Chile centro-sur, durante el invierno del año 2005. Se examinaron un total de 52 estómagos, en todos los cuales había contenido alimentario. Los ejemplares provenían de pescas efectuadas por la flota arrastrera industrial que opera entre 36°39' S y 38°55'S sobre la merluza común Merluccius gayi (Guichenot 1848) y a una profundidad media de 290 m sobre la plataforma continental. Para ...

  13. [Gigantism: a mystery explained].

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    Beckers, Alb

    2002-01-01

    Acromegaly was first described by Pierre Marie in 1886. Some years later, it became clear that acromegaly and gigantism share the same etiology: GH hypersecretion due to a pituitary adenoma, induces gigantism if already present during puberty, or an acromegalic if it appears only during the adulthood. During the XXth century, the disease has been well described and is now well controlled with several treatments. Recently, genetic alterations responsible for the disease have been elucidated. PMID:12371275

  14. Pulsars: Gigantic Nuclei

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    Xu, Renxin

    2011-01-01

    What is the real nature of pulsars? This is essentially a question of the fundamental strong interaction between quarks at low-energy scale and hence of the non-perturbative quantum chromo-dynamics, the solution of which would certainly be meaningful for us to understand one of the seven millennium prize problems (i.e., "Yang-Mills Theory") named by the Clay Mathematical Institute. After a historical note, it is argued here that a pulsar is very similar to an extremely big nucleus, but is a little bit different from the {\\em gigantic nucleus} speculated 80 years ago by L. Landau. The paper demonstrates the similarity between pulsars and gigantic nuclei from both points of view: the different manifestations of compact stars and the general behavior of the strong interaction.

  15. Hábitos alimentarios de Dosidicus gigas (D' Orbigny, 1835 (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea frente a la costa centro-sur de Chile Feeding habits of Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835 (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea in the central-south coast off Chile

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    PATRICIO ULLOA

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron los hábitos alimentarios del calamar rojo Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835 frente a la costa de Chile centro-sur, durante el invierno del año 2005. Se examinaron un total de 52 estómagos, en todos los cuales había contenido alimentario. Los ejemplares provenían de pescas efectuadas por la flota arrastrera industrial que opera entre 36°39' S y 38°55'S sobre la merluza común Merluccius gayi (Guichenot 1848 y a una profundidad media de 290 m sobre la plataforma continental. Para la descripción del espectro trófico, alimento principal y el establecimiento de las eventuales diferencias sexuales u ontogenéticas en la frecuencia de aparición de los ítemes presa, se utilizaron los métodos numérico, gravimétrico, de frecuencia de ocurrencia, índice de importancia relativa (IIR e índice de similitud porcentual (ISP. No se observaron diferencias sexuales ni ontogenéticas en la frecuencia de aparición de los ítemes presa. Los resultados muestran que D. gigas es un depredador oportunista, principalmente ictiófago, y secundariamente malacófago (incluye el canibalismo y carcinófago. Se discuten los eventuales motivos e implicancias de tal conductaA study on the feeding habits of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835 was carried out during the winter season 2005, in waters of the Chilean central and southern Pacific. A total of 52 jumbo squid stomachs from the fishing of the continental slope were collected and examined, in the Eighth and Ninth regions, between 36°40' S and 38°55'S, at an average depth of 290 m. To determine the trophic spectrum, the feeding preferences and the importance of the sex and ontogenetic condition in the diet, the numeric, gravimetric, frequency of occurrence methods, and the index of relative importance and dietary similarity were utilized. The frequency of the prey did not vary with relation to the sex and ontogenetic conditions, and was besides a hight trophic similarity in such

  16. Aspectos biológicos del calamar patagónico Loligo gahi (Cephalopodo: Loliginidae) en Huarmey, Perú

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    Franz Cardoso; Juan Tarazona; Carlos Paredes

    2014-01-01

    Se estudió la biología del calamar patagónico Loligo gahi Orbigny sobre la base de muestreos provenientes de las capturas de la pesquería artesanal de Huarmey, Perú), entre febrero y marzo de 1985. Se analizaron las características de la estructura poblacional, reproducción y alimentación.

  17. Linfedema escrotal gigante

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    C. Carrasco López

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La elefantiasis escrotal es una condición que ha sido historicamente descrita en áreas endémicas de filariasis, siendo menos frecuente su presentación idiopática o asociada a otras entidades. Presentamos un caso de elefantiasis escrotal gigante de causa adquirida al que se le practicó exéresis de estructura linfadematosa con reconstrucción con colgajo local y autoinjerto cutáneo. El caso clínico presentado es raro, ya sea por la baja frecuencia o por su etiología, así como por la importante magnitud del problema. Por esta razón hemos decidido presentarlo para dar a conocer posibilidades terapéuticas y realizar una revisión del tema.

  18. The Pituitary in Gigantism.

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    Scheithauer, Bernd W.; Kovacs, Kalman T.; Stefaneanu, Lucia; Horvath, Eva; Kane, Laurie A.; Young, William F.; Lloyd, Ricardo V.; Randall, Raymond V.; Davis, Dudley H.

    1995-01-01

    To compare the pituitary pathology of gigantism to that of acromegaly, 19 surgically resected lesions were studied from 10 males and 9 females, ages 13-49 (mean, 19 yr) with excessive height (>/=95th percentile), onset of disease prior to puberty, elevated growth hormone (GH) levels despite glucose suppression, and a pathologically confirmed GH-producing pituitary mass. One patient had MEN-I. The lesions included 18 adenomas and 1 case of pure hyperplasia. The median, mean, and range of serum GH and prolactin (PRL) levels were 64, 235, 5-1000 ng/mL and 47, 146, 29-770 ng/mL, respectively. Of the 8 adenoma specimens accompanied by nontumoral pituitary (i.e., tissue wherein the presence of hyperplasia was assessable), 3 (37%) demonstrated both. Of the 18 tumors, 78% were macroadenomas and 22% were grossly invasive; their immunophenotypes included GH (5%), GH and PRL (19%), and GHPRL and a glycoprotein hormone, usually TSH and/or a-subunit (76%). Of the 10 adenoma-containing lesions subject to electron microscopy (EM), 2 consisted of GH cells alone; 2 of mammosomatotroph (MS) cells alone; 1 of GH and MS cells; 1 of GH and PRL cells; 2 of GH, PRL, and MS cells; 1 of GH, PRL, and glycoprotein cells; and 1 was a subtype 3 adenoma. Ultrastructurally, GH cells and/or MS cells predominated in these lesions. Immuno-EM of one CH and PRL cell and of one GH-PR-MS tumor showed GH and PRL to be present not only in single cells but within the same granules. Nine of 12 adenoma-associated lesions subject to combined in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunostaining showed double labeling for PRL (or GH) mRNA and for GH (or PRL), respectively, features indicating MS differentiation. In the 4 lesions exhibiting hyperplasia, either alone (1) or in association with adenoma (3), EM showed MS cells in 3, and immuno-EM as well as combined immunohistochemistry and ISH showed double labeling for GH and PRL in both of the 2 cases studied. In summary, although in terms of their tinctorial

  19. Pituitary gigantism: Causes and clinical characteristics.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Beckers, Albert

    2015-12-01

    Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism are very rare conditions resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), usually by a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary gigantism occurs when GH excess overlaps with the period of rapid linear growth during childhood and adolescence. Until recently, its etiology and clinical characteristics have been poorly understood. Genetic and genomic causes have been identified in recent years that explain about half of cases of pituitary gigantism. We describe these recent discoveries and focus on some important settings in which gigantism can occur, including familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) and the newly described X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) syndrome.

  20. Pituitary gigantism: Causes and clinical characteristics.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Beckers, Albert

    2015-12-01

    Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism are very rare conditions resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), usually by a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary gigantism occurs when GH excess overlaps with the period of rapid linear growth during childhood and adolescence. Until recently, its etiology and clinical characteristics have been poorly understood. Genetic and genomic causes have been identified in recent years that explain about half of cases of pituitary gigantism. We describe these recent discoveries and focus on some important settings in which gigantism can occur, including familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) and the newly described X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) syndrome. PMID:26585365

  1. Pituitary Gigantism: A Case Report

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    Rana Bhattacharjee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To present a rare case of gigantism. Case Report: A 25-year-old lady presented with increased statural growth and enlarged body parts noticed since the age of 14 years, primary amenorrhea, and frontal headache for the last 2 years.She has also been suffering from non-inflammatory low back pain with progressive kyphosis and pain in the knees, ankles, and elbows for the last 5 years. There was no history of visual disturbance, vomiting, galactorrhoea, cold intolerance. She had no siblings. Family history was non-contributory.Blood pressure was normal. Height 221 cm, weight 138 kg,body mass index (BMI28. There was coarsening of facial features along with frontal bossing and prognathism, large hands and feet, and small goitre. Patient had severe kyphosis and osteoarthritis of knees. Confrontation perimetry suggested bitemporal hemianopia. Breast and pubic hair were of Tanner stage 1. Serum insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF1 was 703 ng/ml with all glucose suppressedgrowth hormone (GHvalues of >40 ng/ml. Prolactin was 174 ng/ml. Basal serum Lutenising Hormone (LH, follicle stimulating Hormone (FSH was low. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT, liver and renal function tests, basal cortisol and thyroid profile, Calcium, phosphorus and Intact Parathyroid hormone (iPTH were normal.Computed tomographyscan of brain showed large pituitary macroadenoma. Automated perimetry confirmed bitemporal hemianopia. A diagnosis of gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary macroadenoma with hypogonadotrophichypogonadism was made. Debulking pituitary surgery followed by somatostatin analogue therapy with gonadal steroid replacement had been planned, but the patient refused further treatment.

  2. El desarrollo temprano del calamar patagónico Loligo gahi D’Orbigny,1835 en aguas peruanas (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae

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    Franz Cardoso

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo temprano del calamar patagónico, Loligo gahi D’Orbigny, 1835 fue estudiado en el campo y en el laboratorio. Las puestas colectadas en la Isla San Lorenzo, Perú, fueron transferidas al laboratorio, e incubadas en un sistema cerrado de agua marina. Las cápsulas midieron de 88 a 169 mm de longitud y cada cápsula contenía entre 56 y 114 huevos fertilizados. Los huevos midieron de 1,7 a 2,1 mm de longitud y la longitud del manto de los individuos eclosionados varió de 1,9 a 2,8 mm. El desarrollo de las paralarvas se logró a los 20 días, a una temperatura promedio de 19 ºC. El patrón de desarrollo embrionario es similar al observado en otras especies de Loligo. Las paralarvas sobrevivieron 45 días con una dieta de zooplancton (copepódos, micidáceos y larvas de poliquetos.

  3. Feeding of Blue Marlin Makaira Nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

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    Abitia Cárdenas, Leonardo Andrés; Arizmendi Rodríguez, Dana; Gudiño González, Napoleón; Galván Magaña, Felipe

    2010-01-01

    Se analiza el contenido estomacal de 52 marlines azules capturados por la flota de pesca deportiva que operó en el área de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, en el golfo de California, México, durante el periodo octubre 2002 a octubre 2004. El marlín azul se alimenta de 15 categorías alimenticias (ítemes), de las cuales las más importantes de acuerdo al índice de importancia relativa (IRI), fueron el pez melva Auxis spp. (52%) y el calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (30%).ABSTRACTWe analyzed the stomach content...

  4. Reestructuración en frío de músculo de pescado mediante la incorporación de alginato sódico y transglutaminasa microbiana

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    Moreno Conde, Helena María

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo general de la presente Memoria consiste en abordar, a través de diversos estudios parciales, el desarrollo tecnológico de la reestructuración en frío a partir de recortes de músculo picado de merluza congelada (Merluccius capensis), músculo picado de merluza fresca (Merluccius merluccius), trucha fresca (Oncorhynchis mykiss) y surimi de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas). Para ello se emplearán diferentes técnicas de procesado que incluyen el empleo de Alginato sódic...

  5. Food Habits of the Yeloow Snapper Lutjanus Argentiventris (Peters, 1869) (Pericoidei: Lutjanidae) in La Paz Bay, Mexico

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    Rosa I. Vázquez; Rodríguez, Jesús; Abitia Cárdenas, Leonardo Andrés; Galván Magaña, Felipe

    2008-01-01

    Se analizaron cambios en la distribución de tallas, número de cohortes y condición reproductiva del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas utilizando muestras provenientes de siete cruceros oceanográficos de investigación, efectuados en la región central del Golfo de California, México de 1997 a 2008. En todas las estaciones se muestrearon hasta 25 ejemplares registrando longitud del manto, sexo y fase de madurez gonádica y cuando la captura lo permitió, se realizó un muestreo masivo de 100 ejemplar...

  6. Pesca con anzuelos en barcos palangreros del Océano Pacífico mexicano: efectos en la captura y peso de tiburones y otras especies

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    Galeana-Villaseñor, Ildefonso; Galván Magaña, Felipe; Santana Hernández, Heriberto

    2009-01-01

    Se evaluó el efecto de dos tipos de anzuelos y dos tipos de carnada en la tasa de captura de barcos palangreros en el noroeste del Océano Pacífico mexicano. Se realizaron cuatro viajes de pesca comercial con un total de 47 lances, entre marzo de 2005 y agosto de 2006. Los dos tipos de anzuelos usados fueron: recto 11º de inclinado 9/0 de uso tradicional y circular plano 16/0 (experimental). Se utilizaron dos tipos de carnada: calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) y peces juveniles de lisa (Mugil ...

  7. Dwarfism and gigantism in historical picture postcards.

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    Enderle, A

    1998-05-01

    A collection of 893 historical picture postcards from 1900 to 1935, depicting dwarfs and giants, was analysed from medical and psychosocial viewpoints. In conditions such as 'bird headed dwarfism', achondroplasia, cretinism, so-called Aztecs or pinheads, Grebe chondrodysplasia, and acromegalic gigantism, the disorder could be diagnosed easily. In hypopituitary dwarfism, exact diagnosis was more difficult because of heterogeneity. The most common conditions depicted were pituitary dwarfism and achondroplasia. Most of those with gigantism had pituitary gigantism and acromegaly. Brothers and sisters or parents and their children provided evidence of mendelian inheritance of some of these disorders. The cards suggest that being put on show provided, at least in some cases, social benefits. PMID:9764085

  8. Feeding of blue marlin Makaira nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Alimentación del marlin azul Makaira nigricans del área de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México

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    Leonardo Abitia-Cárdenas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed the stomach contents of 52 blue marlins caught between October 2002 and October 2004 by the sport-fishing fleet of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, in the gulf of California, Mexico. Blue marlin feed on 15 food items. According to the index of relative importance (IRI, the most important prey were the frigate or bullet mackerel Auxis spp. (52% and jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (30%.Se analiza el contenido estomacal de 52 marlines azules capturados por la flota de pesca deportiva que operó en el área de Mazatlan, Sinaloa, en el golfo de California, México, durante el periodo octubre 2002 a octubre 2004. El marlin azul se alimenta de 15 categorías alimenticias (ítemes, de las cuales las más importantes de acuerdo al índice de importancia relativa (IRI, fueron el pez melva Auxis spp. (52% y el calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (30%.

  9. Triangulation of the Gigantic Jets in 20 August 2014

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    Kang-Ming, P.; Hsu, R. R.; Su, H. T.; Chen, A. B. C.; Chou, J. K.; Chang, S. C.; Wu, Y. J.; Chien-Lun, H.; Yang, I. C.; Tsai, S. H.

    2015-12-01

    Coordinate optical observation campaigns on TLEs near Taiwan are held since 2011 with the aim to triangulate TLEs. Currently, there are four stations with baseline varying from 100 to 400 km between them. Our optical observation systems recorded 48 various types of TLEs on the night of 20 August 2014, with eight of them being gigantic jets that were recorded by at least two stations. Due to the length of baselines and the TLE occurring locations, the earth curvature needed to be taken into account by means of spherical trigonometry method. The preliminary results shows the gigantic jets occurred over the northern Taiwan and the accuracy of geolocation is less than 1 km and the accuracy of the retrieval height on the key structures is less than 0.5 km. The triangulation results of the eight events indicate most of these gigantic jets terminated at 80-90km, but one of the gigantic jets is likely extend to 100 km. Three of the eight gigantic jets occurred consequently after previous one with time interval of 500ms to more than 100s. The previous gigantic jet is likely to influence the consequent gigantic jet for usually the consequent gigantic jet has more beads structures in high altitude and one of the streamer column of a consequent gigantic jets at 55 -60 km is identified to re-bright, which is more than 100s after the previous gigantic jet.

  10. Evolution of gigantism in amphiumid salamanders.

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    Ronald M Bonett

    Full Text Available The Amphiumidae contains three species of elongate, permanently aquatic salamanders with four diminutive limbs that append one, two, or three toes. Two of the species, Amphiuma means and A. tridactylum, are among the largest salamanders in the world, reaching lengths of more than one meter, whereas the third species (A. pholeter, extinct amphiumids, and closely related salamander families are relatively small. Amphiuma means and A. tridactylum are widespread species and live in a wide range of lowland aquatic habitats on the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States, whereas A. pholeter is restricted to very specialized organic muck habitats and is syntopic with A. means. Here we present analyses of sequences of mitochondrial and nuclear loci from across the distribution of the three taxa to assess lineage diversity, relationships, and relative timing of divergence in amphiumid salamanders. In addition we analyze the evolution of gigantism in the clade. Our analyses indicate three lineages that have diverged since the late Miocene, that correspond to the three currently recognized species, but the two gigantic species are not each other's closest relatives. Given that the most closely related salamander families and fossil amphiumids from the Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene are relatively small, our results suggest at least two extreme changes in body size within the Amphuimidae. Gigantic body size either evolved once as the ancestral condition of modern amphiumas, with a subsequent strong size reduction in A. pholeter, or gigantism independently evolved twice in the modern species, A. means and A. tridactylum. These patterns are concordant with differences in habitat breadth and range size among lineages, and have implications for reproductive isolation and diversification of amphiumid salamanders.

  11. Dwarfism and gigantism in historical picture postcards.

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    Enderle, A

    1998-01-01

    A collection of 893 historical picture postcards from 1900 to 1935, depicting dwarfs and giants, was analysed from medical and psychosocial viewpoints. In conditions such as 'bird headed dwarfism', achondroplasia, cretinism, so-called Aztecs or pinheads, Grebe chondrodysplasia, and acromegalic gigantism, the disorder could be diagnosed easily. In hypopituitary dwarfism, exact diagnosis was more difficult because of heterogeneity. The most common conditions depicted were pituitary dwarfism and...

  12. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini A; Biswas Arundhati

    2008-01-01

    We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In additio...

  13. Gigantic Suprapubic Lymphedema: A Case Study.

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    Tanhaeivash, Roozbeh; Franiel, Tobias; Grimm, Marc-Oliver; Horstmann, Marcus

    2016-08-01

    We present the first case study of idiopathic gigantic suprapubic lymphedema and buried penis treated with puboscrotal reconstruction in a patient with initial extreme obesity after an extensive weight reduction (120 kg). Massive localized lymphedema of the suprapubic region should be differentiated from the scrotal type. Severe lymphedema could not resolve on its own and weight reduction does not seem to be helpful in such cases. PMID:27574599

  14. Gigantic Suprapubic Lymphedema: A Case Study

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    Tanhaeivash, Roozbeh; Franiel, Tobias; Grimm, Marc-Oliver

    2016-01-01

    We present the first case study of idiopathic gigantic suprapubic lymphedema and buried penis treated with puboscrotal reconstruction in a patient with initial extreme obesity after an extensive weight reduction (120 kg). Massive localized lymphedema of the suprapubic region should be differentiated from the scrotal type. Severe lymphedema could not resolve on its own and weight reduction does not seem to be helpful in such cases. PMID:27574599

  15. Tagging studies on the jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the Gulf of California, Mexico

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    Markaida, Unai; Rosenthal, Joshua J. C.; Gilly, William F

    2005-01-01

    Dosidicus gigas, the only species in the genus Dosidicus, is commonly known as the jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid (FAO, see Roper et al., 1984), or Humboldt squid. It is the largest ommastrephid squid and is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, ranging from northern California to southern Chile and to 140oW at the equator (Nesis, 1983; Nigmatullin, et al., 2001). During the last two decades it has become an extremely important fisheries resource in the Gulf of California (Ehrhardt et al., 1983; M...

  16. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Vermeij, Geerat J

    2016-01-01

    Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants) in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare) enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering.

  17. Fungal cell gigantism during mammalian infection.

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    Zaragoza, Oscar; García-Rodas, Rocío; Nosanchuk, Joshua D; Cuenca-Estrella, Manuel; Rodríguez-Tudela, Juan Luis; Casadevall, Arturo

    2010-01-01

    The interaction between fungal pathogens with the host frequently results in morphological changes, such as hyphae formation. The encapsulated pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is not considered a dimorphic fungus, and is predominantly found in host tissues as round yeast cells. However, there is a specific morphological change associated with cryptococcal infection that involves an increase in capsule volume. We now report another morphological change whereby gigantic cells are formed in tissue. The paper reports the phenotypic characterization of giant cells isolated from infected mice and the cellular changes associated with giant cell formation. C. neoformans infection in mice resulted in the appearance of giant cells with cell bodies up to 30 microm in diameter and capsules resistant to stripping with gamma-radiation and organic solvents. The proportion of giant cells ranged from 10 to 80% of the total lung fungal burden, depending on infection time, individual mice, and correlated with the type of immune response. When placed on agar, giant cells budded to produce small daughter cells that traversed the capsule of the mother cell at the speed of 20-50 m/h. Giant cells with dimensions that approximated those in vivo were observed in vitro after prolonged culture in minimal media, and were the oldest in the culture, suggesting that giant cell formation is an aging-dependent phenomenon. Giant cells recovered from mice displayed polyploidy, suggesting a mechanism by which gigantism results from cell cycle progression without cell fission. Giant cell formation was dependent on cAMP, but not on Ras1. Real-time imaging showed that giant cells were engaged, but not engulfed by phagocytic cells. We describe a remarkable new strategy for C. neoformans to evade the immune response by enlarging cell size, and suggest that gigantism results from replication without fission, a phenomenon that may also occur with other fungal pathogens.

  18. Fungal cell gigantism during mammalian infection.

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    Oscar Zaragoza

    Full Text Available The interaction between fungal pathogens with the host frequently results in morphological changes, such as hyphae formation. The encapsulated pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is not considered a dimorphic fungus, and is predominantly found in host tissues as round yeast cells. However, there is a specific morphological change associated with cryptococcal infection that involves an increase in capsule volume. We now report another morphological change whereby gigantic cells are formed in tissue. The paper reports the phenotypic characterization of giant cells isolated from infected mice and the cellular changes associated with giant cell formation. C. neoformans infection in mice resulted in the appearance of giant cells with cell bodies up to 30 microm in diameter and capsules resistant to stripping with gamma-radiation and organic solvents. The proportion of giant cells ranged from 10 to 80% of the total lung fungal burden, depending on infection time, individual mice, and correlated with the type of immune response. When placed on agar, giant cells budded to produce small daughter cells that traversed the capsule of the mother cell at the speed of 20-50 m/h. Giant cells with dimensions that approximated those in vivo were observed in vitro after prolonged culture in minimal media, and were the oldest in the culture, suggesting that giant cell formation is an aging-dependent phenomenon. Giant cells recovered from mice displayed polyploidy, suggesting a mechanism by which gigantism results from cell cycle progression without cell fission. Giant cell formation was dependent on cAMP, but not on Ras1. Real-time imaging showed that giant cells were engaged, but not engulfed by phagocytic cells. We describe a remarkable new strategy for C. neoformans to evade the immune response by enlarging cell size, and suggest that gigantism results from replication without fission, a phenomenon that may also occur with other fungal pathogens.

  19. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini A

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In addition to the classic features, there were two unusual associations with Sotos syndrome in the patient.

  20. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini, A.; Biswas, Arundhati

    2008-01-01

    We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In addition to the classic features, there were two unusual associations with Sotos syndrome in the patient. PMID:19893668

  1. Behavior ecology of the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas: insights from an animal-borne video and data logging system

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    Bell, Lauren Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Dosidicus gigas is a large pelagic cephalopod of the eastern Pacific that has recently undergone an unexpected, significant range expansion up the coast of North America. The impact that such a range expansion is expected to have on local fisheries and marine ecosystems has motivated a thorough study of this top predator, a squid whose lifestyle has been quite mysterious until recently. Unfortunately, Dosidicus spends daylight hours at depths prohibitive to making observations without signifi...

  2. Ondas T negativas gigantes de origen indeterminado

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    Eduardo Eyheremendy

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se define onda T negativa gigante o inversión masiva de la onda T a la aparición de ondas T negativas con una amplitud = 1 mV en por lo menos dos derivaciones contiguas del ECG. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 66 años con antecedentes de dislipidemia tipo IV e hipertensión arterial leve, a la que en buen estado de salud y totalmente asintomática en un examen de rutina se le detecta en el ECG de superficie un hemibloqueo anterior y ondas T negativas gigantes en las derivaciones I, II, aVL, aVF y de V1 a V6. La paciente fue internada en la UCI, donde se descartó que fueran de origen coronario. Durante el seguimiento, las ondas T se tornaron menos negativas hasta que al cabo de un tiempo (45 días aproximadamente se normalizaron. A pesar de los estudios cardiológicos y no cardiológicos realizados, no se pudo establecer su origen.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:131-134.

  3. [A case of cerebral gigantism with cerebellar atrophy].

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    Kitazawa, K; Ikeda, M; Tsukagoshi, H

    1990-05-01

    A 37-year-old housewife, who had physical characteristics of cerebral gigantism, such as the tall stature, acromegaly, macrocephalia, high arched palate and antimongoloid slant, developed cerebellar ataxia and dysarthria. Her mother, uncle and grandmother were also reported to have slowly progressive gait disturbance. Her mother was also tall. Endocrinological studies failed to show any definite abnormality. CT and MRI revealed remarkable cerebellar atrophy. Though cerebral gigantism is often associated with clumsiness and incoordination, the etiology of the ataxia is poorly understood. This case indicates that the ataxia in cerebral gigantism may be, at least partly, caused by cerebellar atrophy. PMID:2401112

  4. Pyodermia chronica glutealis complicated by acromegalic gigantism.

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    Nishijima, S; Kasahara, M; Suzuki, K; Kondoh, M; Tsubura, A

    1998-04-01

    We report a case of pyodermia chronica glutealis complicated by acromegalic gigantism associated with hyperprolactinemia. The serum prolactin, growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and 11-deoxycortisol levels were elevated, but the estradiol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate levels were within normal limits. However, the testosterone level was very low. Histopathologically, we found sinus tracts and scarring in a specimen from the buttocks. We could not immunohistochemically detect clear androgen, growth hormone, or prolactin receptors at any site. The patient was a man with a height of 197 cm and weight of 140 kg, he had clinical features of active acromegaly such as excessive sweating and increased thickness of soft tissue. He was also diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Under such conditions, bacteria could easily grow and lesions might have been aggravated by the heavy pressure from his weight, a possible causes of his pyodermia chronica glutealis. PMID:9609982

  5. Lack of genetic differentiation among size groups of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas)

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    E Sandoval-Castellanos; M Uribe-Alcocer; P Díaz-Jaimes

    2009-01-01

    The population structure of the jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) is complex, containing several cohorts and three groups defined by their size (small, medium, and large) and by differences in maturation, growth, and life span. Several authors have indicated the possibility of such groups representing discrete genetic units even at level subspecies or species in statu nascendi. Genetic divergence was tested in samples from the Gulf of California (Mexico) and Peruvian Sea by estimation of populati...

  6. Physico-chemical and film forming properties of giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) gelatin

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    Giménez, B.; Gómez Estaca, Joaquín; Alemán, A.; Gómez Guillén, M. C.; Montero García, Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) inner and outer tunics were subjected to hydrolysis with pepsin prior to gelatin extraction (G1 gelatin) by a mild-acid procedure. Furthermore, a second gelatin extraction (G2 gelatin) was done using the collagenous residues that remained from the first extraction. Pepsin allows the collagen solubilisation and the extraction yield to increase by yielding extracts high in α-chains. G1 exhibited good gel forming ability but G2 showed poor viscoelastic behaviour and...

  7. The biology and ecology of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda) in Chilean waters: a review

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    Christian M Ibáñez; Roger D Sepúlveda; Patricio Ulloa; Friedemann Keyl; M. CECILIA PARDO-GANDARILLAS

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT. The jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas is the most abundant cephalopod species in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which supports the biggest cephalopod fishery in the world. Due to its growing economic importance, the population growth and distributional expansion of this squid is being increasingly studied. Nevertheless, some basic features of the biology of D. gigas are still unknown or have been poorly investigated. In this review we summarize the known information regarding the biology...

  8. Size increment of jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas mature females in Peruvian waters, 1989-2004

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    Argüelles, Juan; Tafur, Ricardo; Taipe, Anatolio; Villegas, Piero; Keyl, Friedeman; Dominguez, Noel; Salazar, Martín

    2008-10-01

    Changes in population structure of the jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas in Peruvian waters were studied based on size-at-maturity from 1989 to 2004. From 1989 to 1999, mature squid belonging to the medium-sized group prevailed, but from 2001 on, mature squids were larger. This change is not related to the changes in sea surface temperature and we hypothesized that it was caused by the population increase of mesopelagic fishes as prey.

  9. Comprehensive Model of Jumbo Squid Dosidicus gigas Trophic Ecology in the Northern Humboldt Current System

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    Alegre, Ana; Ménard, Frédéric; Tafur, Ricardo; Espinoza, Pepe; Argüelles, Juan; Maehara, Víctor; Flores, Oswaldo; Simier, Monique; Bertrand, Arnaud

    2014-01-01

    The jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas plays an important role in marine food webs both as predator and prey. We investigated the ontogenetic and spatiotemporal variability of the diet composition of jumbo squid in the northern Humboldt Current system. For that purpose we applied several statistical methods to an extensive dataset of 3,618 jumbo squid non empty stomachs collected off Peru from 2004 to 2011. A total of 55 prey taxa was identified that we aggregated into eleven groups. Our results evi...

  10. Invasive range expansion by the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, in the eastern North Pacific

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    Zeidberg, Louis D.; Robison, Bruce H.

    2007-01-01

    A unique 16-year time series of deep video surveys in Monterey Bay reveals that the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, has substantially expanded its perennial geographic range in the eastern North Pacific by invading the waters off central California. This sustained range expansion coincides with changes in climate-linked oceanographic conditions and a reduction in competing top predators. It is also coincident with a decline in the abundance of Pacific hake, the most important commercial grou...

  11. Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas) in situ Target Strength measurements in Northwest Mexico

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    Villalobos, H.; Manini-Ramos, F.; Salinas-Zavala, C.; Brehmer, Patrice

    2013-01-01

    In order to convert acoustic abundance indexes into biomass is essential to establish the relationship between squid size dorsal mantle length (DML) and acoustic Target Strength (TS). We had carried out in situ measurement in 2012 off Baja California on Dosidicus gigas. For both frequencies, we found significant differences between modes of measured and predicted TS distributions, 6 and 11 dB for 120 and 38 kHz, respectively. It is known that TS varies with several factors, including echosoun...

  12. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Geerat J Vermeij

    Full Text Available Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering.

  13. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Vermeij, Geerat J

    2016-01-01

    Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants) in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare) enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering. PMID:26771527

  14. Late paleozoic fusulinoidean gigantism driven by atmospheric hyperoxia.

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    Payne, Jonathan L; Groves, John R; Jost, Adam B; Nguyen, Thienan; Moffitt, Sarah E; Hill, Tessa M; Skotheim, Jan M

    2012-09-01

    Atmospheric hyperoxia, with pO(2) in excess of 30%, has long been hypothesized to account for late Paleozoic (360-250 million years ago) gigantism in numerous higher taxa. However, this hypothesis has not been evaluated statistically because comprehensive size data have not been compiled previously at sufficient temporal resolution to permit quantitative analysis. In this study, we test the hyperoxia-gigantism hypothesis by examining the fossil record of fusulinoidean foraminifers, a dramatic example of protistan gigantism with some individuals exceeding 10 cm in length and exceeding their relatives by six orders of magnitude in biovolume. We assembled and examined comprehensive regional and global, species-level datasets containing 270 and 1823 species, respectively. A statistical model of size evolution forced by atmospheric pO(2) is conclusively favored over alternative models based on random walks or a constant tendency toward size increase. Moreover, the ratios of volume to surface area in the largest fusulinoideans are consistent in magnitude and trend with a mathematical model based on oxygen transport limitation. We further validate the hyperoxia-gigantism model through an examination of modern foraminiferal species living along a measured gradient in oxygen concentration. These findings provide the first quantitative confirmation of a direct connection between Paleozoic gigantism and atmospheric hyperoxia.

  15. Ependimoma myxopapilar sacro gigante con osteolisis

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    Ajler, Pablo; Landriel, Federico; Goldschmidt, Ezequiel; Campero, Álvaro; Yampolsky, Claudio

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: la presentación de un caso de una paciente con un ependimoma sacro con extensa infiltración y destrucción ósea local. Descripción del caso: una mujer de 53 años acudió a la consulta por dolor lumbosacro y alteraciones sensitivas perineales y esfinterianas. La imágenes por Resonancia Magnética (IRM) y la Tomografía Axial Computada (TAC) mostraron una lesión expansiva gigante a nivel S2-S4 con extensa osteólisis e invasión de tejidos adyacentes. Se realizó una exéresis tumoral completa con mejoría del estatus funcional. La anatomía patológica informó ependimoma mixopapilar. Discusión: la extensión de la resección quirúrgica es el mejor predictor de buen pronóstico. El tratamiento radiante se reserva como opción adyuvante para las resecciones incompletas y recidiva tumoral. La quimioterapia sólo debería utilizarse en casos en que la cirugía y la radioterapia estén contraindicadas. Conclusión: Los ependimomas mixopapilares sacros con destrucción ósea y presentación intra y extradural son muy infrecuentes y deben ser tenidos en cuenta entre los diagnósticos diferenciales preoperatorios. Su resección total, siempre que sea posible, es la mejor alternativa terapéutica. PMID:25165615

  16. [Cryohypophysectomy in acromegaly and gigantism by the stereotaxic method].

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    Mempel, E; Rap, Z; Jurkiewicz, J; Kuciński, L

    1985-01-01

    The authors report results of surgical treatment of 30 patients treated by cryohypophysectomy by the stereotactic method through the nose and sphenoid sinus in the years 1967-1979. The material included 28 cases of acromegaly and 2 cases of gigantism. The pathological manifestations in acromegaly and gigantism were analysed for demonstration which of them can regress after surgical treatment. The results of hormonal determinations, particularly the levels of growth hormone, 17-KS and hydroxysteroids, as well as blood glucose curves, were compared before and after cryohypophysectomy and their normalization was observed after the operation. There was principally no need for substitutive treatment after surgical treatment with the exception of 4 cases in which this treatment was given during several postoperative months. The indications to this method of therapy include cases of acromegaly and gigantism with presence of active intrasellar adenomas. Patients should be referred for treatment early before development of skeletal deformities. PMID:3912667

  17. Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: An Unusual Cause of Localized Gigantism.

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    Maheswari, S Uma; Sampath, V; Ramesh, A; Manoharan, K

    2016-01-01

    Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment.

  18. Macrodystrophia lipomatosa: An unusual cause of localized gigantism

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    S Uma Maheswari

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment.

  19. Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: An Unusual Cause of Localized Gigantism.

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    Maheswari, S Uma; Sampath, V; Ramesh, A; Manoharan, K

    2016-01-01

    Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment. PMID:27293271

  20. Invasive range expansion by the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, in the eastern North Pacific.

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    Zeidberg, Louis D; Robison, Bruce H

    2007-07-31

    A unique 16-year time series of deep video surveys in Monterey Bay reveals that the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, has substantially expanded its perennial geographic range in the eastern North Pacific by invading the waters off central California. This sustained range expansion coincides with changes in climate-linked oceanographic conditions and a reduction in competing top predators. It is also coincident with a decline in the abundance of Pacific hake, the most important commercial groundfish species off western North America. Recognizing the interactive effects of multiple changes in the environment is an issue of growing concern in ocean conservation and sustainability research. PMID:17646649

  1. First observations of Gigantic Jets from Monsoon Thunderstorms over India

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    Singh, Rajesh; Maurya, Ajeet; Chanrion, Olivier; Neubert, Torsten; Cummer, Steven; Mlynarczyk, Janusz; Bór, József; Siingh, Devendraa; Cohen, Morris; Kumar, Sushil

    2016-04-01

    Gigantic Jets are electric discharges from thunderstorm cloud tops to the bottom of the ionosphere at ~80 km altitude. After their first discovery in 2001, relatively few observations have been reported. Most of these are from satellites at large distances and a few tens from the ground at higher spatial resolution. Here we report the first Gigantic Jets observed in India from two thunderstorm systems that developed over the land surface from monsoon activity, each storm producing two Gigantic Jets. The jets were recorded by a video camera system at standard video rate (20 ms exposure) at a few hundred km distance. ELF measurements suggest that the jets are of the usual negative polarity and that they develop in less than 40 ms, which is faster than most jets reported in the past. The jets originate from the leading edge of a slowly drifting convective cloud complex close to the highest regions of the clouds and carry ~25 Coulomb of charge to the ionosphere. One jet has a markedly horizontal displacement that we suggest is caused by a combination of close-range cloud electric fields at inception, and longer-range cloud fields at larger distances during full development. The Gigantic Jets are amongst the few that have been observed over land.

  2. Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis: treatment with bromocriptine.

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    Duchowny, M S; Katz, R; Bejar, R L

    1984-03-01

    A child with neurofibromatosis exhibited gigantism and acromegaly in association with a hypothalamic mass lesion. Bromocriptine, 5 mg daily, reduced somatic growth rate and restored biochemical homeostasis but had no effect on tumor growth. Radiation therapy arrested tumor enlargement and stabilized deteriorating visual function. PMID:6426370

  3. Surgery of gigantic infrarenal aneurysm of abdominal aorta

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    N. Rustempašić; I. Arslani; D. Totić; A. Hadžimehmedagić; H. Vranić; E. Solaković

    2005-01-01

    The case shows gigantic aneurysm of abdominal aorta, localized infrarenally, as well as aneurysms of bilateral iliac arteries, which were solved successfully by resection of aneurism of abdominal aorta, closure of iliac arteries near aortic bifurcation, and interposition of aorta-bifemural vascular graft. There were no postoperative complications,and final outcome was fully satisfactory.

  4. Surgery of gigantic infrarenal aneurysm of abdominal aorta

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    N. Rustempašić

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The case shows gigantic aneurysm of abdominal aorta, localized infrarenally, as well as aneurysms of bilateral iliac arteries, which were solved successfully by resection of aneurism of abdominal aorta, closure of iliac arteries near aortic bifurcation, and interposition of aorta-bifemural vascular graft. There were no postoperative complications,and final outcome was fully satisfactory.

  5. Gigantism in sibling unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia: case report.

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    Matsuno, A; Teramoto, A; Yamada, S; Kitanaka, S; Tanaka, T; Sanno, N; Osamura, R Y; Kirino, T

    1994-11-01

    The cases of gigantism sisters with somatotroph adenomas unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type 1 are reported. The sisters grew rapidly since they were 5 or 6 years old and were diagnosed to have gigantism with pituitary adenoma by computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging. A serum endocrinological examination showed the elevated growth hormone values. After thyroxine-releasing hormone stimulation, growth hormone values exhibited a paradoxical rise. They were supposed to be unrelated to MEN Type 1, because analysis of the 11th chromosomes and the other endocrine functions were normal. They were operated on by the transphenoidal method. Immunohistochemical staining of both tumor specimens confirmed somatotroph adenomas. Pituitary adenoma associated with MEN Type 1 is a well-recognized entity. However, the sporadic occurrence of pituitary adenoma unrelated to MEN Type 1, especially in siblings, is extremely rare. Fifteen cases of pituitary adenomas in siblings were described in the literature. As for gigantism, only two brothers were reported. Our case of gigantism sisters is the second sporadic case. In our review of the isolated cases of pituitary adenoma in siblings described in the literature, 12 (70%) of 17 cases including ours are acromegaly or gigantism. This incidence is much higher than that of MEN Type 1 patients with pituitary adenomas. The cause of the familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas is still unclear, although autosomal recessive inheritance has been suggested. It has been stated that point mutations in codon 201 or 227 of the Gs alpha gene located in chromosome 20 were found in about 35 to 40% of somatotroph adenomas.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  6. Gigantism in sibling unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia: case report.

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    Matsuno, A; Teramoto, A; Yamada, S; Kitanaka, S; Tanaka, T; Sanno, N; Osamura, R Y; Kirino, T

    1994-11-01

    The cases of gigantism sisters with somatotroph adenomas unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type 1 are reported. The sisters grew rapidly since they were 5 or 6 years old and were diagnosed to have gigantism with pituitary adenoma by computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging. A serum endocrinological examination showed the elevated growth hormone values. After thyroxine-releasing hormone stimulation, growth hormone values exhibited a paradoxical rise. They were supposed to be unrelated to MEN Type 1, because analysis of the 11th chromosomes and the other endocrine functions were normal. They were operated on by the transphenoidal method. Immunohistochemical staining of both tumor specimens confirmed somatotroph adenomas. Pituitary adenoma associated with MEN Type 1 is a well-recognized entity. However, the sporadic occurrence of pituitary adenoma unrelated to MEN Type 1, especially in siblings, is extremely rare. Fifteen cases of pituitary adenomas in siblings were described in the literature. As for gigantism, only two brothers were reported. Our case of gigantism sisters is the second sporadic case. In our review of the isolated cases of pituitary adenoma in siblings described in the literature, 12 (70%) of 17 cases including ours are acromegaly or gigantism. This incidence is much higher than that of MEN Type 1 patients with pituitary adenomas. The cause of the familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas is still unclear, although autosomal recessive inheritance has been suggested. It has been stated that point mutations in codon 201 or 227 of the Gs alpha gene located in chromosome 20 were found in about 35 to 40% of somatotroph adenomas.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7838348

  7. Biological patterns of the Argentine shortfin squid Illex argentinus in the slope trawl fishery off Brazil Patrones biológicos del calamar argentino Illex argentinus en la pesquería de arrastre en el talud continental de Brasil

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Commercial exploitation of the Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus was virtually non-existent in Brazilian waters until 2000 when foreign trawlers initiated their operations on slope grounds as part of a government-induced chartering program. Since then, the species has been included among the targets of a developing slope trawl fishing off southeastern and southern Brazil. Biological samples were collected from commercial catches of 25 national and seven foreign (chartered trawlers between 23°-33°S and 170-740 m depth. These samples represent two periods of the commercial exploitation of Illex argentinus in Brazil: 2001-2003, when both chartered and national trawlers operated simultaneously, and 2006-2007, when only national vessels continued to exploit I. argentinus along with other slope stocks. Catches contained immature and ma-turing squid throughout the year, as well as at least two distinct, fully mature, spawning groups: one composed of small-sized males and females present year-round on the shelf-break/ upper slope (La explotación comercial del calamar argentino (Illex argentinus no existía en aguas brasilenas hasta el año 2000, cuando buques extranjeros iniciaron sus operaciones en el talud como parte de un programa gubernamental de arrendamiento. Desde entonces la especie forma parte de un conjunto de recursos que han motivado el desarrollo de una pesquería de arrastre en el talud del sur y sureste de Brasil. Se colectaron muestras biológicas de las capturas comerciales de 25 buques arrastreros nacionales y siete extranjeros entre los paralelos 23°-33°S y en profundidades de 170 a 740 m. Estas muestras representaron dos periodos de la explotación comercial de I. argentinus en Brasil: 2001-2003, cuando buques nacionales y extranjeros operaron simultáneamente, y 2006-2007 cuando sólo buques nacionales permanecieron explotando el calamar argentino en conjunto con otros recursos del talud. Las capturas estuvieron

  8. Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus associated with pituitary gigantism.

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    Ali, Omar; Banerjee, Swati; Kelly, Daniel F; Lee, Phillip D K

    2007-01-01

    Pituitary gigantism, a condition of endogenous growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion prior to epiphyseal closure, is a rare condition. In the adult condition of GH excess, acromegaly, the occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) have been reported, with resolution following normalization of GH levels. We report the case of a 16-year-old male with pituitary gigantism due to a large invasive suprasellar adenoma who presented with T2DM and DKA. Despite surgical de-bulking, radiotherapy and medical treatment with cabergoline and pegvisomant, GH and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels remained elevated. However, the T2DM and recurrent DKA were successfully managed with metformin and low-dose glargine insulin, respectively. We review the pathophysiology of T2DM and DKA in growth hormone excess and available treatment options. PMID:17629784

  9. A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the lower cretaceous of China.

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    Xu, Xing; Wang, Kebai; Zhang, Ke; Ma, Qingyu; Xing, Lida; Sullivan, Corwin; Hu, Dongyu; Cheng, Shuqing; Wang, Shuo

    2012-04-04

    Numerous feathered dinosaur specimens have recently been recovered from the Middle-Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deposits of northeastern China, but most of them represent small animals. Here we report the discovery of a gigantic new basal tyrannosauroid, Yutyrannus huali gen. et sp. nov., based on three nearly complete skeletons representing two distinct ontogenetic stages from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China. Y. huali shares some features, particularly of the cranium, with derived tyrannosauroids, but is similar to other basal tyrannosauroids in possessing a three-fingered manus and a typical theropod pes. Morphometric analysis suggests that Y. huali differed from tyrannosaurids in its growth strategy. Most significantly, Y. huali bears long filamentous feathers, thus providing direct evidence for the presence of extensively feathered gigantic dinosaurs and offering new insights into early feather evolution.

  10. Breast gigantism induced by D-penicillamine: case report

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    Cha, Ji Hyeon; Kim, Hak Hee; Kim, Sun Mi; Seo, Myung Hee; Yoon, Hoi Soo [College of Medicine, Ulsan Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-03-01

    D-penicillamine, a chelating agent of copper, is the drug of choice for the treatment of Wilson's disease. Breast enlargement is a rare complication arising from its use, and we report a case of breast gigantism which developed after it had been used for ten months to treat this condition. Mammography demonstrated bilaterally enlarged dense breasts; ultrasonography, similarly, demonstrated enlargement, revealing the presence of a mass, shown at biopsy to be benign, in the left one.

  11. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E.; Morrison, Patrick J.

    2014-01-01

    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family s...

  12. The jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas (Ommastrephidae), living in oxygen minimum zones II: Blood-oxygen binding

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    Seibel, Brad A.

    2013-10-01

    Dosidicus gigas is a large, metabolically active squid that migrates across a strong oxygen and temperature gradient in the Eastern Pacific. Here we analyze the oxygen-binding properties of the squid's respiratory protein (hemocyanin, Hc) that facilitate such activity. A high Hc-oxygen affinity, strong temperature dependence, and pronounced pH sensitivity (P50=0.009T2.03, pH 7.4; Bohr coefficient=ΔlogP50/ΔpH=-1.55+0.034T) of oxygen binding facilitate night-time foraging in the upper water column, and support suppressed oxygen demand in hypoxic waters at greater depths. Expanding hypoxia may act to alter the species habitable depth range. This analysis supports the contention that ocean acidification could limit oxygen carrying capacity in squids at warmer temperature leading to reduced activity levels or altered distribution.

  13. [Determination of proximal chemical composition of squid (dosidicus gigas) and development of gel products].

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    Abugoch, L; Guarda, A; Pérez, L M; Paredes, M P

    1999-06-01

    The good nutritional properties of meat from big squid (Dosidicus gigas) living on the Chilean coast, was determined through its proximal composition 70 cal/100 g fresh meat; 82.23 +/- 0.98% moisture; 15.32 +/- 0.93% protein; 1.31 +/- 0.12% ashes; 0.87 +/- 0.18% fat and 0.27% NNE (non-nitrogen extract). The big squid meat was used to develop a gel product which contained NaCl and TPP. It was necessary to use additives for gel preparation, such as carragenin or alginate or egg albumin, due to the lack of gelation properties of squid meat. Formulations containing egg albumin showed the highest gel force measured by penetration as compared to those that contained carragenin or alginate. PMID:10488395

  14. Effect of Bovine Plasma Protein on Autolysis and Gelation of Protein Extracted from Giant Squid (Dosidicus gigas) Mantle

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    Laura Raquel Marquez-Alvarez; Wilfrido Torres-Arreola; Victor Manuel Ocano-Higuera; Benjamin Ramirez-Wong; Enrique Marquez-Rios

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    The effect of bovine plasma protein (BPP) on the inhibition of autolytic activity and its effect on the gelling properties of a protein concentrate (PC) obtained from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle were investigated. Sols and gels were prepared from the PC by adding different amounts of BPP (0, 1, and 2%). Dynamic oscillatory measurements indicated that systems with 1% BPP had a higher elastic modulus (G′), in which hydrophobic interactions were favored. Concerning the technological and...

  15. Stable isotopes on jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) beaks to esitmate its trophic positon: comparison between stomach contents and stable isotopes

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    Ruiz Cooley, R.I.; Markaida, U.; Gendron, Diane; Aguíñiga García, Sergio

    2006-01-01

    Stomach contents and carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stable isotope analysis were used to evaluate trophic relationships of jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas. Buccal masses, beaks and stomach contents of large and medium maturing-sized jumbo squid and muscle from its main prey, the myctophid Benthosema panamense, were collected in the Gulf of California, Mexico during 1996, 1997 and 1999. Both the quantified C and N-isotope ratios in muscle, and stomach content analysis revealed that larger-sized matu...

  16. The Cephalopod Dosidicus gigas of the Humboldt Current System Under the Impact of Fishery and Environmental Variability

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    Keyl, Friedemann

    2009-01-01

    Marine organisms are influenced by environmental variability and fishery and cephalopods are especially plastic in their response to exogenous factors. Underlying mechanisms of interactions are often unclear and complex. The ommastrephid jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) is an important component in the ecosystems of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and like other cephalopods rapidly changes abundances of its populations and their size structure. Results of the present work show that the morphological a...

  17. The Oldest Recorded Case of Acromegaly and Gigantism in Iran.

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    Najjari, Mohsen

    2015-10-01

    Here we commemorate the character and academic authority of Prof. Zabiholah Gorban (1903-2006), the founder of Shiraz medical school. No doubt, in the scope of history of contemporary medicine, he has been efficient and effective. With respect to this fact, his article on a rare case described in Acta anatomica published in Iran in 1966, entitled (Observations on a giant skeleton) is browsed and reviewed. A case named Siah Khan with combined acromegaly and gigantism that appears to have letters to say still after nearly half a century.

  18. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers.

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E; Morrison, Patrick J

    2014-05-01

    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family sheds additional information on his and other family members' battles with David and his relatives.

  19. Proteus syndrome: A rare cause of gigantic limb

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    Nandini Chakrabarti

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    Full Text Available A congenital disorder with variable manifestations, including partial gigantism of the hands and feet with hypertrophy of soles, nevi, hemihypertrophy, gynecomastia, macrocephaly and other skull abnormalities, and abdominal lipomatosis. The cause is unknown, although a genetic origin, generally of autosomal-dominant transmission, has been conjectured. Symptoms can be treated, but there is no known cure. We present the case of a young male with grotesque overgrowth of the right lower limb, splenomegaly and multiple nevi. Angiography revealed venous malformation within the limb. The findings are in conformity to the criteria for the Proteus syndrome.

  20. The Oldest Recorded Case of Acromegaly and Gigantism in Iran.

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    Najjari, Mohsen

    2015-10-01

    Here we commemorate the character and academic authority of Prof. Zabiholah Gorban (1903-2006), the founder of Shiraz medical school. No doubt, in the scope of history of contemporary medicine, he has been efficient and effective. With respect to this fact, his article on a rare case described in Acta anatomica published in Iran in 1966, entitled (Observations on a giant skeleton) is browsed and reviewed. A case named Siah Khan with combined acromegaly and gigantism that appears to have letters to say still after nearly half a century. PMID:26443258

  1. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers.

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E; Morrison, Patrick J

    2014-05-01

    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family sheds additional information on his and other family members' battles with David and his relatives. PMID:25075136

  2. Proteus syndrome: A rare cause of gigantic limb.

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    Chakrabarti, Nandini; Chattopadhyay, Chandan; Bhuban, Majhi; Pal, Salil Kumar

    2014-04-01

    A congenital disorder with variable manifestations, including partial gigantism of the hands and feet with hypertrophy of soles, nevi, hemihypertrophy, gynecomastia, macrocephaly and other skull abnormalities, and abdominal lipomatosis. The cause is unknown, although a genetic origin, generally of autosomal-dominant transmission, has been conjectured. Symptoms can be treated, but there is no known cure. We present the case of a young male with grotesque overgrowth of the right lower limb, splenomegaly and multiple nevi. Angiography revealed venous malformation within the limb. The findings are in conformity to the criteria for the Proteus syndrome. PMID:24860761

  3. Salting-in effect on muscle protein extracted from giant squid (Dosidicus gigas).

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    Zhang, Rui; Zhou, Ru; Pan, Weichun; Lin, Weiwei; Zhang, Xiuzhen; Li, Mengya; Li, Jianrong; Niu, Fuge; Li, Ang

    2017-01-15

    The salting-in effect on muscle protein is well-known in food science but hard to explain using conventional theories. Myofibrillar protein extracted from the giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) was selected as a model muscle protein to study this mechanism in KCl solutions. Changes in the secondary structures of myofibrillar protein molecules caused by concentrated salts, particularly in the paramyosin molecule conformation, have been reported. Zeta-potential determinations showed that these secondary structures have modified protein molecule surfaces. The zeta-potential of the myofibrillar protein molecules fell from -7.24±0.82 to -9.99±1.65mV with increasing salt concentration from 0.1 to 0.5M. The corresponding second virial coefficient increased from -85.43±3.8×10(-7) to -3.45±1.3×10(-7) molmLg(-2). The extended law of corresponding states suggests that reduced attractive interactions increase the protein solubility. Solubility measurements in alternating KCl concentrations showed that the conformational change was reversible.

  4. Reversible stress softening of collagen based networks from the jumbo squid mantle (Dosidicus gigas)

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    Torres, F.G., E-mail: fgtorres@pucp.edu.pe [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Peru, Lima 32 (Peru); Troncoso, O.P.; Rivas, E.R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Peru, Lima 32 (Peru); Gomez, C.G. [Departament de Química Física and Institut de Ciencia dels Materials, Universitat de València, Dr. Moliner 50, Burjassot, E-46100 Valencia (Spain); Lopez, D. [Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, C.S.I.C., Calle Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

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    Dosidicus gigas is the largest and one of the most abundant jumbo squids in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In this paper we have studied the muscle of the mantle of D. gigas (DGM). Morphological, thermal and rheological properties were assessed by means of atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and oscillatory rheometry. This study allowed us to assess the morphological and rheological properties of a collagen based network occurring in nature. The results showed that the DGM network displays a nonlinear effect called reversible stress softening (RSS) that has been previously described for other types of biological structures such as naturally occurring cellulose networks and actin networks. We propose that the RSS could play a key role on the way jumbo squids withstand hydrostatic pressure. The results presented here confirm that this phenomenon occurs in a wider number of materials than previously thought, all of them exhibiting different size scales as well as physical conformation. - Highlights: • We studied the structure property relationships of the jumbo squid mantle. • Rheological tests showed that such a mantle exhibits reversible stress softening (RSS). • RSS could also play a role on the way jumbo squids withstand hydrostatic pressure.

  5. Behavioral ecology of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in relation to oxygen minimum zones

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    Stewart, Julia S.; Field, John C.; Markaida, Unai; Gilly, William F.

    2013-10-01

    Habitat utilization, behavior and food habits of the jumbo or Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, were compared between an area recently inhabited in the northern California Current System (CCS) and a historically established area of residence in the Gulf of California (GOC). Low dissolved oxygen concentrations at midwater depths define the oxygen minimum zone (OMZ), an important environmental feature in both areas. We analyzed vertical diving behavior and diet of D. gigas and hydrographic properties of the water column to ascertain the extent to which squid utilized the OMZ in the two areas. The upper boundary of the OMZ has been shoaling in recent decades in the CCS, and this phenomenon has been proposed to vertically compress the pelagic environment inhabited by aerobic predators. A shoaling OMZ will also bring mesopelagic communities into a depth range with more illumination during daytime, making these organisms more vulnerable to predation by visual predators (i.e. jumbo squid). Because the OMZ in the GOC is considerably shallower than in the CCS, our study provides insight into the behavioral plasticity of jumbo squid and how they may respond to a shoaling OMZ in the CCS. We propose that shoaling OMZs are likely to be favorable to jumbo squid and could be a key indirect factor behind the recent range expansion of this highly migratory predator.

  6. Reversible stress softening of collagen based networks from the jumbo squid mantle (Dosidicus gigas)

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    Dosidicus gigas is the largest and one of the most abundant jumbo squids in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In this paper we have studied the muscle of the mantle of D. gigas (DGM). Morphological, thermal and rheological properties were assessed by means of atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and oscillatory rheometry. This study allowed us to assess the morphological and rheological properties of a collagen based network occurring in nature. The results showed that the DGM network displays a nonlinear effect called reversible stress softening (RSS) that has been previously described for other types of biological structures such as naturally occurring cellulose networks and actin networks. We propose that the RSS could play a key role on the way jumbo squids withstand hydrostatic pressure. The results presented here confirm that this phenomenon occurs in a wider number of materials than previously thought, all of them exhibiting different size scales as well as physical conformation. - Highlights: • We studied the structure property relationships of the jumbo squid mantle. • Rheological tests showed that such a mantle exhibits reversible stress softening (RSS). • RSS could also play a role on the way jumbo squids withstand hydrostatic pressure

  7. Partial characterization of an effluent produced by cooking of Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle muscle.

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    Rosas-Romero, Zaidy G; Ramirez-Suarez, Juan C; Pacheco-Aguilar, Ramón; Lugo-Sánchez, Maria E; Carvallo-Ruiz, Gisela; García-Sánchez, Guillermina

    2010-01-01

    Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle muscle was cooked simulating industrial procedures (95 degrees C x 25 min, 1.2:5 muscle:water ratio). The effluent produced was analyzed for chemical and biochemical oxygen demands (COD and BOD(5), respectively), proximate analysis, flavor-related compounds (free amino acids, nucleotides and carbohydrates) and SDS-PAGE. The COD and BOD(5) exhibited variation among samplings (N=3) (27.4-118.5 g O(2)/L for COD and 11.3-26.7 g O(2)/L for BOD(5)). The effluent consisted of 1% total solids, 75% of which represented crude protein. Sixty percent of the total free amino acid content, which imparts flavor in squid species, corresponded to glutamic acid, serine, glycine, arginine, alanine, leucine and lysine. The nucleotide concentration followed this order, Hx>ADP>AMP>ATP>IMP>HxR. The variation observed in the present work was probably due to physiological maturity differences among the squid specimens (i.e., juvenile versus mature). Solids present in squid cooking effluent could be recovered and potentially used as flavor ingredients in squid-analog production by the food industry. PMID:19748263

  8. Investigation of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) skin gelatin peptides for their in vitro antioxidant effects.

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    Mendis, Eresha; Rajapakse, Niranjan; Byun, Hee-Guk; Kim, Se-Kwon

    2005-09-01

    Peptides derived from tryptic hydrolysate of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) skin gelatin were assessed for their antioxidant properties in different in vitro assay systems. The hydrolysate itself exhibited a strong lipid peroxidation inhibition and it was much higher than that of natural antioxidant, alpha-tocopherol. In addition, it could scavenge highly active free radicals in oxidative systems, in the order of hydroxyl and carbon-centered radicals. Two representative peptides with comparatively higher antioxidant potency were purified and characterized as Phe-Asp-Ser-Gly-Pro-Ala-Gly-Val-Leu (880.18 Da) and Asn-Gly-Pro-Leu-Gln-Ala-Gly-Gln-Pro-Gly-Glu-Arg (1241.59 Da). Furthermore, viability of radical-mediated oxidation-induced human lung fibroblasts was enhanced following the treatment of two peptides. However it did not exhibit substantial ion chelation, and we presumed that the observed radical scavenging potency of these peptides play a vital role for their strong antioxidant activity. Based on our results we suggest that hydrophobic amino acids present in peptide sequences contributed greatly for observed antioxidant activities. PMID:15916780

  9. Characteristics of deacetylation and depolymerization of β-chitin from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) pens.

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    Jung, Jooyeoun; Zhao, Yanyun

    2011-09-27

    This study evaluated the deacetylation characteristics of β-chitin from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) pens by using strongly alkaline solutions of NaOH or KOH. Taguchi design was employed to investigate the effect of reagent concentration, temperature, time, and treatment step on molecular mass (MM) and degree of deacetylation (DDA) of the chitosan obtained. The optimal treatment conditions for achieving high MM and DDA of chitosan were identified as: 40% NaOH at 90°C for 6h with three separate steps (2h+2h+2h) or 50% NaOH at 90°C for 6h with one step, or 50% KOH at 90°C for 4h with three steps (1h+1h+2h) or 6h with one step. The most important factor affecting DDA and MM was temperature and time, respectively. The chitosan obtained was then further depolymerized by cellulase or lysozyme with cellulase giving a higher degradation ratio, lower relative viscosity, and a larger amount of reducing-end formations than that of lysozyme due to its higher susceptibility. This study demonstrated that jumbo squid pens are a good source of materials to produce β-chitosan with high DDA and a wide range of MM for various potential applications. PMID:21700271

  10. Onshore-offshore movement of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) on the continental shelf

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    Stewart, Julia S.; Gilly, William F.; Field, John C.; Payne, John C.

    2013-10-01

    Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) have greatly extended their range in the California Current System, where they forage on a variety of ecologically and economically important species that inhabit both coastal and offshore mesopelagic regions. Swimming abilities and behavior are important factors in assessing the impacts of this range expansion, particularly in regard to foraging in conjunction with onshore-offshore movement over the continental shelf. Here we describe a study of horizontal movements by jumbo squid along and across the continental shelf off Washington, USA, using acoustic tags in association with the Census of Marine Life's Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Program (POST) receiver arrays. We detected frequent movements along the shelf break, movement onto the shelf at night, and no evidence of movement as a cohesive school. Our results demonstrate feasibility of using acoustic tags and arrays to document horizontal movements of jumbo squid along and across the continental shelf. This is important in order to determine how those movements overlap with those of other ecologically and commercially important fish species.

  11. Purification and characterization of trimethylamine-N-oxide demethylase from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas).

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    Fu, Xue-Yan; Xue, Chang-Hu; Miao, Ben-Chun; Liang, Jun-Ni; Li, Zhao-Jie; Cui, Feng-Xia

    2006-02-01

    Trimethylamine-N-oxide demethylase (TMAOase) was purified from Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) and characterized in detail herein. The TMAOase was extracted from squid with 20 mM Tris-acetate buffer (pH 7.0) containing 1.0 M NaCl, followed by acid treatment and heat treatment. Then it was purified by deithylaminoethyl-cellulose and Sephacryl S-300 chromatography, subsequently resulting in an 839-fold purification. The molecular mass of the TMAOase was defined to be 17.5 kDa. The optimum pH of the purified TMAOase was 7.0, and its optimum temperature was confirmed to be 55 degrees C. The TMAOase was stable to heat treatment up to 50 degrees C and stable at pH 7.0-9.0. Reducing agents such as DTT, Na2SO3, and NADH were effective at activating TMAOase, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, as well as Mg2+ and Ca2+, could also enhance the activity of TMAOase remarkably, whereas the TMAOase could be significantly inhibited by tea polyphenol, phytic acid and acetic acid. In addition, the TMAOase converted TMAO to dimethylamine and formaldehyde stoichiometrically with a K(m) of 26.2 mM. PMID:16448210

  12. Reversible stress softening of collagen based networks from the jumbo squid mantle (Dosidicus gigas).

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    Torres, F G; Troncoso, O P; Rivas, E R; Gomez, C G; Lopez, D

    2014-04-01

    Dosidicus gigas is the largest and one of the most abundant jumbo squids in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In this paper we have studied the muscle of the mantle of D. gigas (DGM). Morphological, thermal and rheological properties were assessed by means of atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and oscillatory rheometry. This study allowed us to assess the morphological and rheological properties of a collagen based network occurring in nature. The results showed that the DGM network displays a nonlinear effect called reversible stress softening (RSS) that has been previously described for other types of biological structures such as naturally occurring cellulose networks and actin networks. We propose that the RSS could play a key role on the way jumbo squids withstand hydrostatic pressure. The results presented here confirm that this phenomenon occurs in a wider number of materials than previously thought, all of them exhibiting different size scales as well as physical conformation. PMID:24582216

  13. Trace element concentrations in the top predator jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) from the Gulf of California.

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    Raimundo, Joana; Vale, Carlos; Rosa, Rui

    2014-04-01

    Jumbo (or Humboldt) squid, Dosidicus gigas, is a large jet-propelled top oceanic predator off the Eastern Pacific. The present study reports, for the first time, concentrations of V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Cd and Pb in gills, mantle and digestive gland of this powerful pelagic squid in the Gulf of California. Zinc and Cu were the most abundant elements. All elements, with the exception of As, were largely stored in digestive gland; particularly Cd that reached concentrations between 57 and 509 µg g(-1). Significant relationships between tissues were found for Co (digestive gland-gills), As (gills-mantle) and Cd (digestive gland-mantle). Proportionality of Cd concentrations between mantle and digestive gland suggested that detoxification capacity by digestive gland was insufficient to avoid the transfer of this element to mantle and other tissues. Nonetheless, Cd concentrations in the mantle were always below the regulatory limit and, therefore lack of constraints for human consumption. On the basis of the fishery landings, one may estimate that up to 1t of Cd can be annually removed by jumbo squid fisheries. PMID:24530735

  14. Salting-in effect on muscle protein extracted from giant squid (Dosidicus gigas).

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    Zhang, Rui; Zhou, Ru; Pan, Weichun; Lin, Weiwei; Zhang, Xiuzhen; Li, Mengya; Li, Jianrong; Niu, Fuge; Li, Ang

    2017-01-15

    The salting-in effect on muscle protein is well-known in food science but hard to explain using conventional theories. Myofibrillar protein extracted from the giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) was selected as a model muscle protein to study this mechanism in KCl solutions. Changes in the secondary structures of myofibrillar protein molecules caused by concentrated salts, particularly in the paramyosin molecule conformation, have been reported. Zeta-potential determinations showed that these secondary structures have modified protein molecule surfaces. The zeta-potential of the myofibrillar protein molecules fell from -7.24±0.82 to -9.99±1.65mV with increasing salt concentration from 0.1 to 0.5M. The corresponding second virial coefficient increased from -85.43±3.8×10(-7) to -3.45±1.3×10(-7) molmLg(-2). The extended law of corresponding states suggests that reduced attractive interactions increase the protein solubility. Solubility measurements in alternating KCl concentrations showed that the conformational change was reversible. PMID:27542474

  15. Hydroacoustic survey of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas in the Gulf of California during March and September-October 2010

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    Robinson, Carlos J.; Laura Avilés-Díaz; Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez; César Salinas-Zavala; Susana Camarillo-Coop; Arminda Mejia-Rebollo

    2014-01-01

    The horizontal and vertical distribution and the dorsal mantle length (DML) of the jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) were investigated in the Gulf of California (26-33 °N) during March and September-October 2010 using a Simrad EY-60 echosounder (120 kHz split beam transducer) and jig sampling. During March jumbo squids were captured and echo-detected off Santa Rosalía and around and south of the Grandes Islas region, in regions where satellite sea surface temperatures ranged between 16.5 and 18 °...

  16. Age, growth and maturation of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) from the Gulf of California, México

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    Markaida, U.; Quiñonez Velazquez, Casimiro; Nishizaki S., O.

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    This study describes the age and growth of large specimens of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas that supported the fishery in the Gulf of California in 1995-1997. Statoliths of 299 females (10.8-87.5 cm mantle length, ML) and 147 males (17-73.9 cm ML) were read. Assuming a daily rhythm of statolith deposition the smallest female (10.8 cm ML) was 84 days old and the largest (87.5 cm ML) 386 days old. The oldest females were 14-15 months old. The smallest male (17 cm ML) was 135 days old and the ...

  17. Avian-style respiration allowed gigantism in pterosaurs.

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    Ruxton, Graeme

    2014-08-01

    Powered flight has evolved three times in the vertebrates: in the birds, the bats and the extinct pterosaurs. The largest bats ever known are at least an order of magnitude smaller than the largest members of the other two groups. Recently, it was argued that different scaling of wingbeat frequencies to body mass in birds and bats can help explain why the largest birds are larger than the largest bats. Here, I extend this argument in two ways. Firstly, I suggest that different respiratory physiologies are key to understanding the restriction on bat maximum size compared with birds. Secondly, I argue that a respiratory physiology similar to birds would have been a prerequisite for the gigantism seen in pterosaurs.

  18. Possible Gigantic Variations on the Width of Viscoelastic Fingers

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    Poire, E C; Poire, Eugenia Corvera

    2002-01-01

    We analyze the effect of frequency on the width of a single finger displacing a viscoelastic fluid. We derive a generalized Darcy's law in the frequency domain for a linear viscoelastic fluid flowing in a Hele Shaw cell. This leads to an analytic expression for the dynamic permeability that has maxima which are several orders of magnitude larger than the static permeability. We then follow an argument of de Gennes to obtain the smallest possible finger width when viscoelasticity is important. Using this, and a conservation law, we obtain a lowest bound for the width of a single finger displacing a viscoelastic fluid. Our results indicate that when a small amplitude signal of the frequency that maximizes the permeability is overimposed to a constant pressure drop, gigantic variations are obtained for the finger width.

  19. Avian-style respiration allowed gigantism in pterosaurs.

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    Ruxton, Graeme

    2014-08-01

    Powered flight has evolved three times in the vertebrates: in the birds, the bats and the extinct pterosaurs. The largest bats ever known are at least an order of magnitude smaller than the largest members of the other two groups. Recently, it was argued that different scaling of wingbeat frequencies to body mass in birds and bats can help explain why the largest birds are larger than the largest bats. Here, I extend this argument in two ways. Firstly, I suggest that different respiratory physiologies are key to understanding the restriction on bat maximum size compared with birds. Secondly, I argue that a respiratory physiology similar to birds would have been a prerequisite for the gigantism seen in pterosaurs. PMID:24855669

  20. Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma.

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    Rhee, Noorisaem; Jeong, Kumi; Yang, Eun Mi; Kim, Chan Jong

    2014-06-01

    Gigantism indicates excessive secretion of growth hormones (GH) during childhood when open epiphyseal growth plates allow for excessive linear growth. Case one involved a 14.7-year-old boy presented with extreme tall stature. His random serum GH level was 38.4 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was noted during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT; nadir serum GH, 22.7 ng/mL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a 12-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed and a pituitary adenoma displaying positive immunohistochemical staining for GH was reported. Pituitary MRI scan was performed 4 months after surgery and showed recurrence/residual tumor. Medical treatment with a long-acting somatostatin analogue for six months was unsuccessful. As a result, secondary surgery was performed. Three months after reoperation, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and insulin-like growth factor 1 was 205 ng/mL. Case two involved a 14.9-year-old boy, who was referred to our department for his tall stature. His basal GH level was 9.3 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was reported during OGTT (nadir GH, 9.0 ng/mL). Pituitary MRI showed a 6-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Surgery was done and histopathological examination demonstrated a pituitary adenoma with positive staining for GH. Three months after surgery, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and nadir GH during OGTT was less than 0.1 ng/mL. Pituitary MRI scans showed no residual tumor. We present two cases of gigantism caused by a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma with clinical and microscopic findings.

  1. Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma.

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    Rhee, Noorisaem; Jeong, Kumi; Yang, Eun Mi; Kim, Chan Jong

    2014-06-01

    Gigantism indicates excessive secretion of growth hormones (GH) during childhood when open epiphyseal growth plates allow for excessive linear growth. Case one involved a 14.7-year-old boy presented with extreme tall stature. His random serum GH level was 38.4 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was noted during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT; nadir serum GH, 22.7 ng/mL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a 12-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed and a pituitary adenoma displaying positive immunohistochemical staining for GH was reported. Pituitary MRI scan was performed 4 months after surgery and showed recurrence/residual tumor. Medical treatment with a long-acting somatostatin analogue for six months was unsuccessful. As a result, secondary surgery was performed. Three months after reoperation, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and insulin-like growth factor 1 was 205 ng/mL. Case two involved a 14.9-year-old boy, who was referred to our department for his tall stature. His basal GH level was 9.3 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was reported during OGTT (nadir GH, 9.0 ng/mL). Pituitary MRI showed a 6-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Surgery was done and histopathological examination demonstrated a pituitary adenoma with positive staining for GH. Three months after surgery, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and nadir GH during OGTT was less than 0.1 ng/mL. Pituitary MRI scans showed no residual tumor. We present two cases of gigantism caused by a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma with clinical and microscopic findings. PMID:25077093

  2. Fishery biology of jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas off Costa Rica Dome

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    Chen, Xinjun; Li, Jianghua; Liu, Bilin; Li, Gang; Lu, Huajie

    2014-06-01

    The jumbo flying squid ( Dosidicus gigas) population was surveyed with the help of Chinese squid jigging vessels off the Costa Rica Dome (4°-11°N, 90°-100°W) in 2009 and 2010. The daily catch of D. gigas in the two survey cruises ranged from 0 to 5.5 t and was mostly obtained from the areas bounded by 6°-9°N and 91°-94°W and by 6°30'-7°30'N and 96°-97°W. The sea surface temperature in the areas yielding the most catch ranged from 27.5 to 29°C. The sex ratio of the total catch was 3.75:1 (female: male). The mantle length of the squid ranged from 211 to 355 mm (male) and from 204 to 429 mm (female) with an average of 297.9 and 306.7 mm, respectively. In the relationship of the mantle length (mm) and body weight (g) of the squid, there was no significant difference between sexes. The female and male were at a similar maturity, and most individuals are maturing or have matured with a few females being spent. The size (mantle length) and age at the first sexual maturity were 297 mm and 195 d in females, and less than 211 mm and 130 d in males, respectively. Most of the sampled stomachs (70.6%) had no food remains. The major preys of the squids were fish, cephalopods and crustaceans, with the most abundant Myctophum orientale and D. gigas. The preys in more than 65% of the non-empty sampled stomachs evidenced the cannibalism of D. gigas. The results improved current understanding of the fishery biology of D. gigas off the Costa Rica Dome, which may facilitate the assessment and management of relative fishery resources.

  3. Comprehensive model of Jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas trophic ecology in the Northern Humboldt current system.

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    Full Text Available The jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas plays an important role in marine food webs both as predator and prey. We investigated the ontogenetic and spatiotemporal variability of the diet composition of jumbo squid in the northern Humboldt Current system. For that purpose we applied several statistical methods to an extensive dataset of 3,618 jumbo squid non empty stomachs collected off Peru from 2004 to 2011. A total of 55 prey taxa was identified that we aggregated into eleven groups. Our results evidenced a large variability in prey composition as already observed in other systems. However, our data do not support the hypothesis that jumbo squids select the most abundant or energetic taxon in a prey assemblage, neglecting the other available prey. Indeed, multinomial model predictions showed that stomach fullness increased with the number of prey taxa, while most stomachs with low contents contained one or two prey taxa only. Our results therefore question the common hypothesis that predators seek locally dense aggregations of monospecific prey. In addition D. gigas consumes very few anchovy Engraulis ringens in Peru, whereas a tremendous biomass of anchovy is potentially available. It seems that D. gigas cannot reach the oxygen unsaturated waters very close to the coast, where the bulk of anchovy occurs. Indeed, even if jumbo squid can forage in hypoxic deep waters during the day, surface normoxic waters are then required to recover its maintenance respiration (or energy?. Oxygen concentration could thus limit the co-occurrence of both species and then preclude predator-prey interactions. Finally we propose a conceptual model illustrating the opportunistic foraging behaviour of jumbo squid impacted by ontogenetic migration and potentially constrained by oxygen saturation in surface waters.

  4. Comprehensive model of Jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas trophic ecology in the Northern Humboldt current system.

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    Alegre, Ana; Ménard, Frédéric; Tafur, Ricardo; Espinoza, Pepe; Argüelles, Juan; Maehara, Víctor; Flores, Oswaldo; Simier, Monique; Bertrand, Arnaud

    2014-01-01

    The jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas plays an important role in marine food webs both as predator and prey. We investigated the ontogenetic and spatiotemporal variability of the diet composition of jumbo squid in the northern Humboldt Current system. For that purpose we applied several statistical methods to an extensive dataset of 3,618 jumbo squid non empty stomachs collected off Peru from 2004 to 2011. A total of 55 prey taxa was identified that we aggregated into eleven groups. Our results evidenced a large variability in prey composition as already observed in other systems. However, our data do not support the hypothesis that jumbo squids select the most abundant or energetic taxon in a prey assemblage, neglecting the other available prey. Indeed, multinomial model predictions showed that stomach fullness increased with the number of prey taxa, while most stomachs with low contents contained one or two prey taxa only. Our results therefore question the common hypothesis that predators seek locally dense aggregations of monospecific prey. In addition D. gigas consumes very few anchovy Engraulis ringens in Peru, whereas a tremendous biomass of anchovy is potentially available. It seems that D. gigas cannot reach the oxygen unsaturated waters very close to the coast, where the bulk of anchovy occurs. Indeed, even if jumbo squid can forage in hypoxic deep waters during the day, surface normoxic waters are then required to recover its maintenance respiration (or energy?). Oxygen concentration could thus limit the co-occurrence of both species and then preclude predator-prey interactions. Finally we propose a conceptual model illustrating the opportunistic foraging behaviour of jumbo squid impacted by ontogenetic migration and potentially constrained by oxygen saturation in surface waters. PMID:24465788

  5. The biology and ecology of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda in Chilean waters: a review

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    Christian M Ibáñez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. The jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas is the most abundant cephalopod species in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which supports the biggest cephalopod fishery in the world. Due to its growing economic importance, the population growth and distributional expansion of this squid is being increasingly studied. Nevertheless, some basic features of the biology of D. gigas are still unknown or have been poorly investigated. In this review we summarize the known information regarding the biology and ecology of this species in the southeastern Pacific Ocean; we focus on the Chilean region in order to propose hypotheses and research lines for a better understanding the life history of this organism. Available data on the size structure, reproduction and genetics of D. gigas allows us to propose hypotheses related to the squid's life history traits. Based on the current literature and publications of colleagues, we propose two hypotheses regarding the effect of spatial variation on the life history of D. gigas. Hypothesis 1: Squids mature at large sizes and spawn in oceanic waters with warm temperatures where paralarvae and juveniles develop. Immature squids migrate near shore to feed, grow and mature, and then return to the offshore sites to spawn. Hypothesis 2: Alternatively, juvenile D. gigas in the oceanic zone do not migrate to coastal waters and mature at small sizes compared to individuals living near the coast that mature at larger size and migrate to oceanic waters to spawn. We provide background information about the feeding behavior and parasitism of this species, suggesting that D. gigas is an important trophic link in the southeastern Pacific marine ecosystem. However, more studies on the feeding habits, reproduction and parasite load are needed not only to test hypotheses proposed in this study, but also to advance the overall knowledge of this species.

  6. Fishery Biology of Jumbo Flying Squid Dosidicus gigas off Costa Rica Dome

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    CHEN Xinjun; LI Jianghua; LIU Bilin; LI Gang; LU Huajie

    2014-01-01

    The jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) population was surveyed with the help of Chinese squid jigging vessels off the Costa Rica Dome (4˚-11˚N, 90˚-100˚W) in 2009 and 2010. The daily catch of D. gigas in the two survey cruises ranged from 0 to 5.5 t and was mostly obtained from the areas bounded by 6˚-9˚N and 91˚-94˚W and by 6˚30´-7˚30´N and 96˚-97˚W. The sea surface temperature in the areas yielding the most catch ranged from 27.5 to 29℃. The sex ratio of the total catch was 3.75:1 (female:male). The mantle length of the squid ranged from 211 to 355 mm (male) and from 204 to 429 mm (female) with an average of 297.9 and 306.7 mm, respectively. In the relationship of the mantle length (mm) and body weight (g) of the squid, there was no significant dif-ference between sexes. The female and male were at a similar maturity, and most individuals are maturing or have matured with a few females being spent. The size (mantle length) and age at the first sexual maturity were 297 mm and 195 d in females, and less than 211 mm and 130 d in males, respectively. Most of the sampled stomachs (70.6%) had no food remains. The major preys of the squids were fish, cephalopods and crustaceans, with the most abundant Myctophum orientale and D. gigas. The preys in more than 65%of the non-empty sampled stomachs evidenced the cannibalism of D. gigas. The results improved current understanding of the fishery biology of D. gigas off the Costa Rica Dome, which may facilitate the assessment and management of relative fishery re-sources.

  7. Sequential isotopic signature along gladius highlights contrasted individual foraging strategies of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Cephalopods play a major role in marine ecosystems, but knowledge of their feeding ecology is limited. In particular, intra- and inter-individual variations in their use of resources has not been adequatly explored, although there is growing evidence that individual organisms can vary considerably in the way they use their habitats and resources. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using δ(13C and δ(15N values of serially sampled gladius (an archival tissue, we examined high resolution variations in the trophic niche of five large (>60 cm mantle length jumbo squids (Dosidicus gigas that were collected off the coast of Peru. We report the first evidence of large inter-individual differences in jumbo squid foraging strategies with no systematic increase of trophic level with size. Overall, gladius δ(13C values indicated one or several migrations through the squid's lifetime (∼8-9 months, during which δ(15N values also fluctuated (range: 1 to 5‰. One individual showed an unexpected terminal 4.6‰ δ(15N decrease (more than one trophic level, thus indicating a shift from higher- to lower-trophic level prey at that time. The data illustrate the high diversity of prey types and foraging histories of this species at the individual level. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The isotopic signature of gladii proved to be a powerful tool to depict high resolution and ontogenic variations in individual foraging strategies of squids, thus complementing traditional information offered by stomach content analysis and stable isotopes on metabolically active tissues. The observed differences in life history strategies highlight the high degree of plasticity of the jumbo squid and its high potential to adapt to environmental changes.

  8. Foraging ecology and movement patterns of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the California Current System

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    Field, John C.; Elliger, Carl; Baltz, Ken; Gillespie, Graham E.; Gilly, William F.; Ruiz-Cooley, R. I.; Pearse, Devon; Stewart, Julia S.; Matsubu, William; Walker, William A.

    2013-10-01

    From 2002 to 2010, the jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) has been regularly encountered in large numbers throughout the California Current System (CCS). This species, usually found in subtropical waters, could affect coastal pelagic ecosystems and fisheries as both predator and prey. Neither the abundance of jumbo squid nor the optimal ocean conditions in which they flourish are well known. To understand better the potential impacts of this species on both commercial fisheries and on food-web structure we collected nearly 900 specimens from waters of the CCS, covering over 20° of latitude, over a range of depths and seasons. We used demographic information (size, sex, and maturity state) and analyzed stomach contents using morphological and molecular methods to best understand the foraging ecology of this species in different habitats of the CCS. Squid were found to consume a broad array of prey. Prey in offshore waters generally reflected the forage base reported in previous studies (mainly mesopelagic fishes and squids), whereas in more coastal waters (shelf, shelf break and slope habitats) squid foraged on a much broader mix that included substantial numbers of coastal pelagic fishes (Pacific herring and northern anchovy, as well as osmerids and salmonids in northern waters) and groundfish (Pacific hake, several species of rockfish and flatfish). We propose a seasonal movement pattern, based on size and maturity distributions along with qualitative patterns of presence or absence, and discuss the relevance of both the movement and distribution of jumbo squid over space and time. We find that jumbo squid are a generalist predator, which feeds primarily on small, pelagic or mesopelagic micronekton but also on larger fishes when they are available. We also conclude that interactions with and potential impacts on ecosystems likely vary over space and time, in response to both seasonal movement patterns and highly variable year-to-year abundance of the squid themselves.

  9. Gigantic Surface Lifetime of an Intrinsic Topological Insulator

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    Neupane, Madhab; Xu, Su-Yang; Ishida, Yukiaki; Jia, Shuang; Fregoso, Benjamin M.; Liu, Chang; Belopolski, Ilya; Bian, Guang; Alidoust, Nasser; Durakiewicz, Tomasz; Galitski, Victor; Shin, Shik; Cava, Robert J.; Hasan, M. Zahid

    2015-09-01

    The interaction between light and novel two-dimensional electronic states holds promise to realize new fundamental physics and optical devices. Here, we use pump-probe photoemission spectroscopy to study the optically excited Dirac surface states in the bulk-insulating topological insulator Bi2Te2Se and reveal optical properties that are in sharp contrast to those of bulk-metallic topological insulators. We observe a gigantic optical lifetime exceeding 4 μ s (1 μ s =10-6 s ) for the surface states in Bi2Te2Se , whereas the lifetime in most topological insulators, such as Bi2Se3 , has been limited to a few picoseconds (1 ps =10-12 s ). Moreover, we discover a surface photovoltage, a shift of the chemical potential of the Dirac surface states, as large as 100 mV. Our results demonstrate a rare platform to study charge excitation and relaxation in energy and momentum space in a two-dimensional system.

  10. [Active acromegaly and gigantism: some clinical characteristics of 50 patients].

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    Pumarino, H; Oviedo, S; Michelsen, H; Campino, C

    1991-08-01

    50 patients with autonomous growth hormone excess (48 with adult acromegaly and 2 with gigantism) were studied between 1966 to 1986 (2.38 pts/year). Characteristic clinical presentation, an increase in growth hormone (GH) uninhibited by glucose, and/or hyperphosphemia and hyperhydroxiprolinuria were present in all patients. No cases of hypercalcemia were recorded. Phosphemia was increased in 55.8%, alkaline phosphatases in 61.7%, calciuria in 26.9% and hydroxyprolinuria in 74.2% of the patients. Basal GH was over 5 ng/ml (89.9 DS +/- 170.9) in 42 pts, and in 37 was not suppressed after glucose administration, 38% had an increased (paradoxical response) and 62% a flat response (less than 50% change of basal values). TRH test was performed in 14 patients, 8 presented an increase in GH titer. Hyperprolactinemia was seen in 4 of 12 patients in whom this hormone was measured. The size of the sella turcica was increased in 93%, and although the larger sellar size correlated to higher levels of GH, correlation was not significant. 20% of the pts had rheumatological disease, 14% goiter, 12% cardiac disease, 26.5% had diastolic hypertension and 4% renal lithiasis (hypercalciuric pts). 38% had hyperglycemia with a diabetic glucose tolerance test and 18% had non-diabetic abnormal glucose tolerance test. PMID:1844771

  11. Towards the Gigantic: Entification and Standardization as Technologies of Control

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    Petter G. Almklov

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on studies of how standardized entities work as elements in a regime to control risk and hazardous work. Drawing on empirical examples from the petroleum industry and infrastructure sectors, we illustrate not only the mech-anisms by which particular modes of entification are involved in regimes of con-trol but also their shortcomings and seductive powers as representations. We show how the world is semantically captured and organized to consist of controllable standardized entities by the organizational regimes in the industries we have stud-ied. This mode of entification is particularly effective in providing transcontextual mobility, as the registered entities can enter the ever-expanding information infra-structures of modernity. Although information infrastructures comprise the stand-ards regulating communication, they commonly materialize in information and communication technologies (ICT that provide an increasing number of effective and ubiquitous pathways through which standardized semantic signs can move and have effects. This is a core concern in the increasing focus on management by detailed regimes of accountability, measurement and standardization seen in most modern organizations. These developments, combined with the representational shortcomings of the standardized entifications, lead to a movement towards the gigantic. An ever-increasing number of signs with increasingly higher granularity are produced in order to control an ever-elusive non-entified world.

  12. Atmospheric oxygen and the evolution of insect gigantism

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    Dudley, R.

    2003-04-01

    Geophysical analyses suggest the presence of a late Paleozoic oxygen pulse beginning in the late Devonian and continuing through to the late Carboniferous. During this time, atmospheric oxygen levels increased to values potentially as high as 35% relative to the contemporary value of 21%. Widespread gigantism in late Paleozoic insects and other arthropods is consistent with enhanced oxygen flux within diffusion-limited tracheal systems, and thus with relaxation of constraints on maximum insect body size. Because total atmospheric pressure increases with increased oxygen partial pressure, concurrently hyperdense conditions would have augmented aerodynamic force production in early forms of flying insects. Hyperoxia of the late Paleozoic atmosphere may also have physiologically facilitated the initial evolution of insect flight metabolism. By the late Permian, evolution of decompositional microbial and fungal communities together with disequilibrium in rates of carbon deposition gradually reduced oxygen concentrations to values possibly as low as 15%. The disappearance of giant insects by the end of the Permian is consistent with extinction of these taxa for reasons of asphyxiation on a geological time scale. In modern selection experiments with Drosophila flies, substantial plasticity in body size can be evoked under conditions of variable oxygen. In particular, moderate hyperbaria (and thus hyperoxia) evokes a 20% increase in adult body size over merely five generations, suggesting ready capacity for evolutionary responses by insects to fluctuating atmospheric oxygen.

  13. Why might they be giants? Towards an understanding of polar gigantism.

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    Moran, Amy L; Woods, H Arthur

    2012-06-15

    Beginning with the earliest expeditions to the poles, over 100 years ago, scientists have compiled an impressive list of polar taxa whose body sizes are unusually large. This phenomenon has become known as 'polar gigantism'. In the intervening years, biologists have proposed a multitude of hypotheses to explain polar gigantism. These hypotheses run the gamut from invoking release from physical and physiological constraints, to systematic changes in developmental trajectories, to community-level outcomes of broader ecological and evolutionary processes. Here we review polar gigantism and emphasize two main problems. The first is to determine the true strength and generality of this pattern: how prevalent is polar gigantism across taxonomic units? Despite many published descriptions of polar giants, we still have a poor grasp of whether these species are unusual outliers or represent more systematic shifts in distributions of body size. Indeed, current data indicate that some groups show gigantism at the poles whereas others show nanism. The second problem is to identify underlying mechanisms or processes that could drive taxa, or even just allow them, to evolve especially large body size. The contenders are diverse and no clear winner has yet emerged. Distinguishing among the contenders will require better sampling of taxa in both temperate and polar waters and sustained efforts by comparative physiologists and evolutionary ecologists in a strongly comparative framework.

  14. Analysis of the tenderisation of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) meat by ultrasonic treatment using response surface methodology.

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    Hu, Yaqin; Yu, Hiaxia; Dong, Kaicheng; Yang, Shuibing; Ye, Xingqian; Chen, Shiguo

    2014-10-01

    Due to its unique structure, jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) meat is sensitive to heat treatment, which makes the traditional squid products taste tough and hard. This study aimed to tenderise jumbo squid meat through ultrasonic treatment. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to predict the tenderising effect of various treatment conditions. According to the results of RSM, the optimal conditions appeared to be a power of 186.9 W, a frequency of 25.6 kHz, and a time of 30.8 min, and the predicted values of flexibility and firmness under these optimal conditions were 2.40 mm and 435.1 g, respectively. Protein degradation and a broken muscle fibre structure were observed through histological assay and SDS-PAGE, which suggests a satisfactory tenderisation effect. PMID:24799231

  15. Effect of Bovine Plasma Protein on Autolysis and Gelation of Protein Extracted from Giant Squid (Dosidicus gigas Mantle

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    Laura Raquel Marquez-Alvarez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of bovine plasma protein (BPP on the inhibition of autolytic activity and its effect on the gelling properties of a protein concentrate (PC obtained from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas mantle were investigated. Sols and gels were prepared from the PC by adding different amounts of BPP (0, 1, and 2%. Dynamic oscillatory measurements indicated that systems with 1% BPP had a higher elastic modulus (G′, in which hydrophobic interactions were favored. Concerning the technological and textural quality of the gels, BPP caused a greater water holding capacity (WHC, force, cohesiveness, and elasticity, probably due to improvement of the electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions during gel formation. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM allowed visualization of the formation of more rigid and ordered gels with less porosity when BPP was added. Therefore, the addition of BPP improved the gelling capacity of proteins extracted from giant squid.

  16. Conformational changes in proteins recovered from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) muscle through pH shift washing treatments.

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    Cortés-Ruiz, Juan A; Pacheco-Aguilar, Ramón; Ramírez-Suárez, Juan C; Lugo-Sánchez, Maria E; García-Orozco, Karina D; Sotelo-Mundo, Rogerio R; Peña-Ramos, Aida

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    Conformational and thermal-rheological properties of acidic (APC) and neutral (NPC) protein concentrates were evaluated and compared to those of squid (Dosidicus gigas) muscle proteins (SM). Surface hydrophobicity, sulfhydryl status, secondary structure profile, differential scanning calorimetry and oscillatory dynamic rheology were used to evaluate the effect of treatments on protein properties. Acidic condition during the washing process (APC) promoted structural and conformational changes in the protein present in the concentrate produced. These changes were enhanced during the heat setting of the corresponding sol. Results demonstrate that washing squid muscle under the proposed acidic conditions is a feasible technological alternative for squid-based surimi production improving its yield and gel-forming ability. PMID:26593553

  17. ESTIMATION OF THE CATCH PER UNIT EFFORT (CPUE) AND MEDIUM SIZE OF GIANT SQUID (DOSIDICUS GIGAS) USING DIFFERENT TYPES OF JIGS IN PERU

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    JUAN MANUEL VALLES-MEZA; JOSÉ IANNACONE; MARCO ESPINO; LUIS MARIÁTEGUI

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    The aim of this study was to estimate catch per unit effort (CPUE) and mean size of the giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) using different types of jigs in the squid jig fishing fleet operating in waters of Peru during December 1999 to December 2000. Detailed information of fishing operations were registered, along with the CPUE, catch, fishing effort, dorsal mantle dorsal length (DML) and other biological variables. The following results were obtained: (1) The number of crowns of jigs alone does ...

  18. Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism.

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    Sander, P Martin; Christian, Andreas; Clauss, Marcus; Fechner, Regina; Gee, Carole T; Griebeler, Eva-Maria; Gunga, Hanns-Christian; Hummel, Jürgen; Mallison, Heinrich; Perry, Steven F; Preuschoft, Holger; Rauhut, Oliver W M; Remes, Kristian; Tütken, Thomas; Wings, Oliver; Witzel, Ulrich

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    The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass. Several evolutionary lineages among Sauropoda produced giants with body masses in excess of 50 metric tonnes by conservative estimates. With body mass increase driven by the selective advantages of large body size, animal lineages will increase in body size until they reach the limit determined by the interplay of bauplan, biology, and resource availability. There is no evidence, however, that resource availability and global physicochemical parameters were different enough in the Mesozoic to have led to sauropod gigantism. We review the biology of sauropod dinosaurs in detail and posit that sauropod gigantism was made possible by a specific combination of plesiomorphic characters (phylogenetic heritage) and evolutionary innovations at different levels which triggered a remarkable evolutionary cascade. Of these key innovations, the most important probably was the very long neck, the most conspicuous feature of the sauropod bauplan. Compared to other herbivores, the long neck allowed more efficient food uptake than in other large herbivores by covering a much larger feeding envelope and making food accessible that was out of the reach of other herbivores. Sauropods thus must have been able to take up more energy from their environment than other herbivores. The long neck, in turn, could only evolve because of the small head and the extensive pneumatization of the sauropod axial skeleton, lightening the neck. The small head was possible because food was ingested without mastication. Both mastication and a gastric mill would have limited food uptake rate. Scaling relationships between gastrointestinal tract size and basal metabolic rate (BMR) suggest that sauropods compensated for the lack of particle reduction with long retention times, even at high uptake rates. The

  19. Cisto gigante de colédoco Giant choledochal cyst

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    Olival Cirilo Lucena da Fonseca-Neto

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A doença cística das vias biliares é anomalia congênita que pode acometer as vias biliares intra e/ou extra-hepáticas. A extra-hepática inclui os cistos de colédoco e a intra-hepática é conhecida por Doença de Caroli. Os cistos de colédoco de tamanho gigante são muito raros. OBJETIVO: Relatar o caso de um cisto de colédoco de tamanho gigante em uma paciente feminina. RELATO DE CASO: Mulher de 19 anos foi admitida com história de icterícia e acolia fecal há sete dias. Referia dor epigástrica associada com ingestão de dieta rica em gordura. Nos antecedentes pessoais relatou dois episódios de icterícia, aos 8 e 14 anos, que progrediram espontaneamente. No exame físico apresentava icterícia (+3/+4 e uma massa palpável indolor em mesogástrio foram os únicos achados. A ultrassonografia demonstrou grande formação cística de paredes finas adjacente ao hepatocolédoco, pâncreas e rim direito que media 18,5 x 10,2 cm. A colangioressonância confirmou o grande cisto de colédoco e hepatojejunoanastomose em "Y" de Roux após excisão do cisto e colecistectomia foi realizada. A formação cística media 20 x 15,5 x 12,5 cm e com um volume médio de 1000 mL. A paciente encontra-se em acompanhamento ambulatorial sem alterações hepatobiliares após o sétimo mês da operação. CONCLUSÃO: O cisto de colédoco deve fazer parte do diagnóstico diferencial em pacientes adultos jovens com icterícia e massa palpável; no entanto, a diferenciação entre ele e neoplasia maligna deve ser pesquisada.BACKGROUND: Choledochal cyst represents a rare congenital anomaly, eventually associated with intra and extrahepatic biliary tract disorders. Extrahepatic diseases include choledochal cysts and congenital dilation of the lower intrahepatic bile duct is known as Caroli's disease. Giant choledochal cyst constitutes a very rare abnormality. AIM:To report a giant choledochal cyst in a female patient. CASE REPORT: A 19-year

  20. Corticoides intralesionales en lesiones a células gigantes

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    J.P. Crestanello Nese

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde su descripción original, las lesiones de células gigantes (LCG han sido entidades controvertidas, desde el punto de vista de su origen, de su comportamiento clínico, de sus características radiográficas e histológicas, así como de su tratamiento. Para su tratamiento se han considerado alternativas quirúrgicas y no quirúrgicas. En este trabajo, se presentan tres nuevos casos de LCG, en los cuales se realizó infiltración intralesional con corticoides como una maniobra previa y complementaria a la quirúrgica. Luego de la infiltración, se observó una disminución del tamaño de las lesiones y un cambio en sus características macroscópicas, se trato por enucleación un caso y por remodelación quirúrgica los dos restantes.Giant cell lesions (GCL have been controversial entities since its original description. Its origin, clinical behavior, radiographic and histological features and also its treatment are polemical. The therapeutic possibilities are surgical or non surgical. In this paper, the intralesional infiltration with steroids is presented like a previous and complementary therapy to surgery alone. Three new cases of GCL are presented. All of them were first treated with intralesional infiltration with steroids. After that,a partial remission and a change of the macroscopic characteristics were observed and one of the lesion was then enucleated while for the others two surgical remodelation were necessary to do.

  1. Aneurisma gigante parasselar simulando tumor de hipófise

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    Luiz Augusto Casulari Roxo da Motta

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    Full Text Available Revisamos 7 pacientes com comprometimento da sela turca ao raio X do crânio que apresentavam aneurisma gigante da porção intracavernosa da artéria carótida (6 casos e aneurisma da artéria comunicante anterior (1 caso. As alterações encontradas foram: cefaléia (7/7, oftalmoplegia complexa interessando III, IV e VI nervos cranianos (5/7 e comprometimento do V nervo (4/7, dor ocular (4/7. Outras alterações encontradas foram: sinais meníngeos (2/7, cegueira unilateral (1/7, hemiparesia (1/7 cacosmia (1/7 e quadrantanopsia bitemporal inferior (1/7. Cinco pacientes com aneurisma da porção intracavernosa da artéria carótida beneficiaram-se com a ligadura progressiva da artéria carótida interna a nível cervical; o outro paciente faleceu antes da realização da operação. O paciente com aneurisma da artéria comunicante anterior foi submetido a clipagem do aneurisma, tendo boa evolução. Baseados neste estudo e em concordância com a literatura, concluímos que o diagnóstico diferencial entre aneurisma localizado na região parasselar e outras patologias dessa área freqüentemente apresenta dificuldade. O diagnóstico definitivo requer a realização de angiografia cerebral. O tratamento cirúrgico, por ligadura da carótida interna na região cervical, é benéfico e quase desprovido de complicações.

  2. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    Sander, P Martin

    2013-01-01

    Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM). This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism"). Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits) were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size.

  3. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    P Martin Sander

    Full Text Available Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM. This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism". Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size.

  4. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    Sander, P Martin

    2013-01-01

    Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM). This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism"). Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits) were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size. PMID:24205267

  5. Gigantism and Acromegaly Due to Xq26 Microduplications and GPR101 Mutation

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    Trivellin, G.; Daly, A.F.; Faucz, F.R.; Yuan, B.; Rostomyan, L.; Larco, D.O.; Schernthaner-Reiter, M.H.; Szarek, E.; Leal, L.F.; Caberg, J.-H.; Castermans, E.; Villa, C.; Dimopoulos, A.; Chittiboina, P.; Xekouki, P.; Shah, N.; Metzger, D.; Lysy, P.A.; Ferrante, E.; Strebkova, N.; Mazerkina, N.; Zatelli, M.C.; Lodish, M.; Horvath, A.; de Alexandre, R. Bertollo; Manning, A.D.; Levy, I.; Keil, M.F.; de la Luz Sierra, M.; Palmeira, L.; Coppieters, W.; Georges, M.; Naves, L.A.; Jamar, M.; Bours, V.; Wu, T.J.; Choong, C.S.; Bertherat, J.; Chanson, P.; Kamenický, P.; Farrell, W.E.; Barlier, A.; Quezado, M.; Bjelobaba, I.; Stojilkovic, S.S.; Wess, J.; Costanzi, S.; Liu, P.; Lupski, J.R.; Beckers, A.; Stratakis, C.A.

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    BACKGROUND Increased secretion of growth hormone leads to gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults; the genetic causes of gigantism and acromegaly are poorly understood. METHODS We performed clinical and genetic studies of samples obtained from 43 patients with gigantism and then sequenced an implicated gene in samples from 248 patients with acromegaly. RESULTS We observed microduplication on chromosome Xq26.3 in samples from 13 patients with gigantism; of these samples, 4 were obtained from members of two unrelated kindreds, and 9 were from patients with sporadic cases. All the patients had disease onset during early childhood. Of the patients with gigantism who did not carry an Xq26.3 microduplication, none presented before the age of 5 years. Genomic characterization of the Xq26.3 region suggests that the microduplications are generated during chromosome replication and that they contain four protein-coding genes. Only one of these genes, GPR101, which encodes a G-protein–coupled receptor, was overexpressed in patients’ pituitary lesions. We identified a recurrent GPR101 mutation (p.E308D) in 11 of 248 patients with acromegaly, with the mutation found mostly in tumors. When the mutation was transfected into rat GH3 cells, it led to increased release of growth hormone and proliferation of growth hormone–producing cells. CONCLUSIONS We describe a pediatric disorder (which we have termed X-linked acrogigantism [X-LAG]) that is caused by an Xq26.3 genomic duplication and is characterized by early-onset gigantism resulting from an excess of growth hormone. Duplication of GPR101 probably causes X-LAG. We also found a recurrent mutation in GPR101 in some adults with acromegaly. (Funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others.) PMID:25470569

  6. 秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidicus gigas)冻品加工期间肌肉蛋白特性的变化%Changes ,of biochemical properties of muscle protein during the process of Dosidicus gigas frozen goods

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    金淼; 周逸; 徐亦及; 唐剑波; 杨文鸽; 徐培芳

    2012-01-01

    Study on the changes of biochemical properties,including the content of myofibrillar protein,total thiol and active thioI,Ca^2+-ATPase activity,textural properties from Dosidicus gigas muscle during the process. The results showed:After processed,the content of myofibrillar protein,total thiol and active thioI,Ca^2+-ATPase activity,springiness declined to 84.58% ,69.95% ,67.69% ,74.12% and 79.67%, respectively. The content of myofibrillar protein decreased obviously during the soaking with deacid agent and the second quick freezing, reduced to 92.08% and 84.58% ,total thiol and active thiol,Ca^2+-ATPase activity,cohusiveness decreased obviously during the soaking with deacid agent. Compared with the raw material,the corresponding indicators reduced to 72.44% ,73.39% ,78.82% and 44.10% respectively. Springiness decreased obviously during the second quick freezing,reduced to 79.67%. During the process of Dosidicus gigas frozen goods,soaking with deacid agent and quick freezing had a great influence on the denaturation of myofibrillar protein from Dosidicus gigas muscle.%以肌原纤维蛋白含量、总巯基和活性巯基含量、Ca^2+-ATPase活性、质构特性为测定指标,研究秘鲁鱿鱼冻品在加工过程中蛋白特性的变化,确定引起秘鲁鱿鱼蛋白变性的主要生产环节。经过5个不同阶段的加工,鱿鱼肌原纤维蛋白含量、总巯基和活性巯基含量、Ca^2+-ATPase活性、弹性分别下降为原材料的84.58%、69.95%和67.69%、74.12%、79.67%:肌原纤维蛋白含量在鱿鱼去酸浸泡及第二次速冻阶段下降幅度较大,分别下降为原材料的92.08%和84.58%:总巯基和活性巯基含量、Ca2+^-ATPase活性、凝聚性在去酸剂浸泡阶段下降幅度最大.分别下降为原材料的72.44%和73.39%、78.82%、44.10%;弹性在第二次速冻后下降幅度最大,下降为原材料的79.67%。在加工过程中,去酸

  7. Spontaneous remission of acromegaly or gigantism due to subclinical apoplexy of pituitary growth hormone adenoma

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    WANG Xian-ling; DOU Jing-tao; L(U) Zhao-hui; ZHONG Wen-wen; BA Jian-ming; JIN Du; LU Ju-ming; PAN Chang-yu; MU Yi-ming

    2011-01-01

    Background Subclinical apoplexy of pituitary functional adenoma can cause spontaneous remission of hormone hypersecretion.The typical presence of pituitary growth hormone (GH) adenoma is gigantism and/or acromegaly.We investigated the clinical characteristics of patients with spontaneous partial remission of acromegaly or gigantism due to subclinical apoplexy of GH adenoma.Methods Six patients with spontaneous remission of acromegaly or gigantism were enrolled.The clinical characteristics,endocrinological evaluation and imageological characteristics were retrospectively analyzed.Results In these cases,the initial clinical presences were diabetes mellitus or hypogonadism.No abrupt headache,vomiting,visual function impairment,or conscious disturbance had ever been complained of.The base levels of GH and insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) were normal or higher,but nadir GH levels were all still >1 μg/L in 75 g oral glucose tolerance test.Magnetic resonance imaging detected enlarged sella,partial empty sella and compressed pituitary.The transsphenoidal surgery was performed in 2 cases,and the other patients were conservatively managed.All the patients were in clinical remission.Conclusions When the clinical presences,endocrine evaluation,biochemical examination and imageology indicate spontaneous remission of GH hypersecretion in patients with gigantism or acromegaly,the diagnosis of subclinical apoplexy of pituitary GH adenoma should be presumed.To these patients,conservative therapy may be appropriate.

  8. Breast vasculitis in association with breast gigantism in a pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Propper, D J; Reid, D.M.; Stankler, L.; Eastmond, C J

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    A 24 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) developed widespread necrotic skin ulceration and gigantism of both breasts during an exacerbation of SLE in the last trimester of her second pregnancy. Over the remainder of the pregnancy the ulceration was only controlled by high dose corticosteroids. After parturition, however, it was possible to reduce the steroid dose without recurrence of the ulceration.

  9. The early ELF signals of the gigantic jets captured by the Taiwan ground observation network

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    Chen, A. B. C.; Huang, P. H.; Su, H. T.; Hsu, R. R.

    2015-12-01

    The in-cloud ignition process of gigantic jets and blue jets receives attentions and discussions in the past years. The polarity and the position of their breakdown were proposed by Krehbiel et al. [2008] but no concrete observational evidence to support it directly. ELF spectrogram is a good tool to explore the electric activities, but traditional spectrograms are generated by a Fourier transform which obtain the frequency information through an integration operation. However the integration greatly limits the lowest frequency revealed by spectrogram and buries the important transient features. In this study, we applied a new but widely-used method, the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT), to explore the spectrogram. Instead of the integration, HHT obtains the frequency information by differentiating on the phase angle, and become a powerful tool to reveal the fast frequency variation associated with transient luminous events. More than 100 transient luminous events including 25 gigantic jets observed by Taiwan ground optical observation network were analyzed. The results indicate that approximately 70% of gigantic jets can identify a rapid frequency variation in the interval of 300-600 milliseconds before main surge discharge, and this early feature can not find a clear corresponding amplitude variation in its sferic. Since this early signal can not be identified from the traditional Fourier spectrogram, but clear in-cloud lightning was registered correspondingly by the ground optical observation. In contrast to gigantic jets, this feature of early frequency change can be seen only in less than 30% of sprites and elves. These observational evidences are able to provide new constraints on the early discharge process of gigantic jets in clouds.

  10. The jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas (Ommastrephidae), living in oxygen minimum zones I: Oxygen consumption rates and critical oxygen partial pressures

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    Trueblood, Lloyd A.; Seibel, Brad A.

    2013-10-01

    Dosidicus gigas is a large, metabolically active, epipelagic squid known to undertake diel vertical migrations across a large temperature and oxygen gradient in the Eastern Pacific. Hypoxia is known to cause metabolic suppression in D. gigas. However, the precise oxygen level at which metabolic suppression sets in is unknown. Here we describe a novel ship-board swim tunnel respirometer that was used to measure metabolic rates and critical oxygen partial pressures (Pcrit) for adult squids (2-7kg). Metabolic rate measurements were validated by comparison to the activity of the Krebs cycle enzyme, citrate synthase, in mantle muscle tissue (2-17kg). We recorded a mean routine metabolic rate of 5.91μmolg-1h-1 at 10°C and 12.62μmolg-1h-1 at 20°C. A temperature coefficient, Q10, of 2.1 was calculated. D. gigas had Pcrits of 1.6 and 3.8kPa at 10 and 20°C, respectively. Oxygen consumption rate (MO2) varied with body mass (M) according to MO2=11.57M-0.12±0.03 at 10°C. Citrate synthase activity varied with body mass according to Y=9.32M-0.19±0.02.

  11. Controlled and in situ target strengths of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas and identification of potential acoustic scattering sources.

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    Benoit-Bird, Kelly J; Gilly, William F; Au, Whitlow W L; Mate, Bruce

    2008-03-01

    This study presents the first target strength measurements of Dosidicus gigas, a large squid that is a key predator, a significant prey, and the target of an important fishery. Target strength of live, tethered squid was related to mantle length with values standardized to the length squared of -62.0, -67.4, -67.9, and -67.6 dB at 38, 70, 120, and 200 kHz, respectively. There were relatively small differences in target strength between dorsal and anterior aspects and none between live and freshly dead squid. Potential scattering mechanisms in squid have been long debated. Here, the reproductive organs had little effect on squid target strength. These data support the hypothesis that the pen may be an important source of squid acoustic scattering. The beak, eyes, and arms, probably via the sucker rings, also play a role in acoustic scattering though their effects were small and frequency specific. An unexpected source of scattering was the cranium of the squid which provided a target strength nearly as high as that of the entire squid though the mechanism remains unclear. Our in situ measurements of the target strength of free-swimming squid support the use of the values presented here in D. gigas assessment studies. PMID:18345820

  12. ESR studies on the thermal decomposition of trimethylamine oxide to formaldehyde and dimethylamine in jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) extract.

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    Zhu, Junli; Jia, Jia; Li, Xuepeng; Dong, Liangliang; Li, Jianrong

    2013-12-15

    The effects of ferrous iron, heating temperature and different additives on the decomposition of trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) to formaldehyde (FA) and dimethylamine (DMA) and generation of free radicals in jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) extract during heating were evaluated by electron spin resonance (ESR). The thermal decomposition of TMAO to TMA, DMA and FA and free radical signals was observed in squid extract, whereas no DMA, FA and free radical signals were detected in cod extract or in aqueous TMAO solution in vitro at high temperatures. Significant increase in levels of DMA, FA and radicals intensity were observed in squid extract and TMAO solution in the presence of ferrous iron with increasing temperature. Hydrogen peroxide stimulated the production of DMA, FA and ESR signals in squid extract, while citric acid, trisodium citrate, calcium chloride, tea polyphenols and resveratrol had the opposite effect. Similar ESR spectra of six peaks regarded as amminium radical were detected in the squid extract and TMAO-iron(II) solution, suggesting that the amminium radical was involved in the decomposition of TMAO. PMID:23993561

  13. Chromogenic behaviors of the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) studied in situ with an animal-borne video package.

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    Rosen, Hannah; Gilly, William; Bell, Lauren; Abernathy, Kyler; Marshall, Greg

    2015-01-15

    Dosidicus gigas (Humboldt or jumbo flying squid) is an economically and ecologically influential species, yet little is known about its natural behaviors because of difficulties in studying this active predator in its oceanic environment. By using an animal-borne video package, National Geographic's Crittercam, we were able to observe natural behaviors in free-swimming D. gigas in the Gulf of California with a focus on color-generating (chromogenic) behaviors. We documented two dynamic displays without artificial lighting at depths of up to 70 m. One dynamic pattern, termed 'flashing' is characterized by a global oscillation (2-4 Hz) of body color between white and red. Flashing was almost always observed when other squid were visible in the video frame, and this behavior presumably represents intraspecific signaling. Amplitude and frequency of flashing can be modulated, and the phase relationship with another squid can also be rapidly altered. Another dynamic display termed 'flickering' was observed whenever flashing was not occurring. This behavior is characterized by irregular wave-like activity in neighboring patches of chromatophores, and the resulting patterns mimic reflections of down-welled light in the water column, suggesting that this behavior may provide a dynamic type of camouflage. Rapid and global pauses in flickering, often before a flashing episode, indicate that flickering is under inhibitory neural control. Although flashing and flickering have not been described in other squid, functional similarities are evident with other species. PMID:25609785

  14. Production and functional evaluation of a protein concentrate from giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) by acid dissolution and isoelectric precipitation.

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    Cortés-Ruiz, Juan A; Pacheco-Aguilar, Ramón; Elena Lugo-Sánchez, M; Gisela Carvallo-Ruiz, M; García-Sánchez, Guillermina

    2008-09-15

    A protein concentrate from giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) was produced under acidic conditions and its functional-technological capability evaluated in terms of its gel-forming ability, water holding capacity and colour attributes. Technological functionality of the concentrate was compared with that of squid muscle and a neutral concentrate. Protein-protein aggregates insoluble at high ionic strength (I=0.5M), were detected in the acidic concentrate as result of processing with no preclusion of its gel-forming ability during the sol-to-gel thermal transition. Even though washing under acidic condition promoted autolysis of the myosin heavy chain, the acidic concentrate displayed an outstanding ability to gel giving samples with a gel strength of 455 and 1160gcm at 75% and 90% compression respectively, and an AA folding test grade indicative of high gel strength, elasticity, and cohesiveness. The process proved to be a good alternative for obtaining a functional protein concentrate from giant squid muscle. PMID:26049243

  15. Age, maturation, and population structure of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas off the Peruvian Exclusive Economic Zones

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    Liu, Bilin; Chen, Xinjun; Chen, Yong; Tian, Siquan; Li, Jianhua; Fang, Zhou; Yang, Mingxia

    2013-01-01

    Age, maturation and population structure of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas were studied based on random sampling of the Chinese jigging fishery off the Peruvian Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) during 2008-2010. Estimated ages ranged from 144 to 633 days, confirming that the squid is a short-lived species with longevity no longer than 2 years. Occurrence of mature females and hatching in each month indicated that Humboldt squid spawned year-round. Back-calculated hatching dates for the samples were from January 22nd, 2008 to April 22nd, 2010 with a peak between January and March. Two size-based and two hatching date-based populations could be defined from mantle length (ML) at maturity and back-calculated hatching dates, respectively. Females matured at a larger size than males, and there was a significant difference in ML at maturity between the two hatching groups ( P <0.05). The waters adjacent to 11°S off the Peruvian EEZ may be a potential spawning ground. This study shows the complexity of the population structure and large variability in key life history parameters in the Humboldt squid off the Peruvian EEZ, which should be considered in the assessment and management of this important resource.

  16. Age, maturation, and population structure of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas off the Peruvian Exclusive Economic Zones

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    LIU Bilin; CHEN Xinjun; CHEN Yong; TIAN Siquan; LI Jianhua; FANG Zhou; YANG Mingxia

    2013-01-01

    Age,maturation and population structure of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas were studied based on random sampling of the Chinese jigging fishery off the Peruvian Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) during 2008-2010.Estimated ages ranged from 144 to 633 days,confirming that the squid is a short-lived species with longevity no longer than 2 years.Occurrence of mature females and hatching in each month indicated that Humboldt squid spawned year-round.Back-calculated hatching dates for the samples were from January 22nd,2008 to April 22nd,2010 with a peak between January and March.Two size-based and two hatching date-based populations could be defined from mantle length (ML) at maturity and back-calculated hatching dates,respectively.Females matured at a larger size than males,and there was a significant difference in ML at maturity between the two hatching groups (P<0.05).The waters adjacent to 11°S off the Peruvian EEZ may be a potential spawning ground.This study shows the complexity of the population structure and large variability in key life history parameters in the Humboldt squid off the Peruvian EEZ,which should be considered in the assessment and management of this important resource.

  17. [A study on feeding ecology and migration patterns of Dosidicus gigas off Peru using stable isotope analysis].

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    Gong, Yi; Chen, Xin-jun; Li, Yun-kai; Han, Meng-jie

    2015-09-01

    As a pelagic cephalopod and one of the main target species of Chinese distant water fishery, jumbo squids (Dosidicus gigas) play a major role in the marine ecosystems of the eastern Pacific. Understanding the feeding ecology and migration patterns of jumbo squids is of importance for better utilizing the resources. The isotopic signatures of gladius, have been proved to be a powerful tool to reveal high resolution and ontogenic variations in individual foraging strategies of squids; which is an archival tissue with no elemental turnover after formation. In this study, the growth equation of gladius proostracum was established based on the age information determined by statolith. Gladius was cut successionally by the growth curve of gladius proostracum, the stable isotopic values of the gladius profiles were determined, and the feeding ecology and migration patterns of jumbo squids during its growth process were investigated. Results showed that the jumbo squids began to migrate after 180 days of postnatal, and their trophic levels tended to decrease throughout the life span. These results demonstrated the feasibility of using continuous sampling hard tissue to study the feeding ecology and habitat transfer of jumbo squids. PMID:26785574

  18. Efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of sustained-release lanreotide (lanreotide Autogel) in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism.

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    Shimatsu, Akira; Teramoto, Akira; Hizuka, Naomi; Kitai, Kazuo; Ramis, Joaquim; Chihara, Kazuo

    2013-01-01

    The somatostatin analog lanreotide Autogel has proven to be efficacious for treating acromegaly in international studies and in clinical practices around the world. However, its efficacy in Japanese patients has not been extensively evaluated. We examined the dose-response relationship and long-term efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. In an open-label, parallel-group, dose-response study, 32 patients (29 with acromegaly, 3 with pituitary gigantism) received 5 injections of 60, 90, or 120 mg of lanreotide Autogel over 24 weeks. Four weeks after the first injection, 41% of patients achieved serum GH level of gigantism) received lanreotide Autogel once every 4 weeks for a total of 13 injections. Dosing was initiated with 90 mg and adjusted according to clinical responses at Weeks 16 and/or 32. At Week 52, 47% of patients had serum GH levels of gigantism.

  19. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery

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    Liu, Jun; Hu, Shi-Xue; Rieppel, Olivier; Jiang, Da-Yong; Benton, Michael J.; Kelley, Neil P.; Aitchison, Jonathan C.; Zhou, Chang-Yong; Wen, Wen; Huang, Jin-Yuan; Xie, Tao; Lv, Tao

    2014-11-01

    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. Here we report a gigantic nothosaur from the lower Middle Triassic of Luoping in southwest China (eastern Tethyan ocean), which possesses the largest known lower jaw among Triassic sauropterygians. Phylogenetic analysis suggests parallel evolution of gigantism in Triassic sauropterygians. Discovery of this gigantic apex predator, together with associated diverse marine reptiles and the complex food web, indicates global recovery of shallow marine ecosystems from PTME by the early Middle Triassic.

  20. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery.

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    Liu, Jun; Hu, Shi-Xue; Rieppel, Olivier; Jiang, Da-Yong; Benton, Michael J; Kelley, Neil P; Aitchison, Jonathan C; Zhou, Chang-Yong; Wen, Wen; Huang, Jin-Yuan; Xie, Tao; Lv, Tao

    2014-01-01

    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. Here we report a gigantic nothosaur from the lower Middle Triassic of Luoping in southwest China (eastern Tethyan ocean), which possesses the largest known lower jaw among Triassic sauropterygians. Phylogenetic analysis suggests parallel evolution of gigantism in Triassic sauropterygians. Discovery of this gigantic apex predator, together with associated diverse marine reptiles and the complex food web, indicates global recovery of shallow marine ecosystems from PTME by the early Middle Triassic. PMID:25429609

  1. Tracking habitat and resource use for the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas : a stable isotope analysis in the Northern Humboldt Current System

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    Arguelles, J.; Lorrain, Anne; Cherel, Y; Graco, M.; Tafur, R.; Alegre, A; Espinoza, P.; Taipe, A.; Ayon, P.; Bertrand, Arnaud

    2012-01-01

    To determine the habitat and resource use of Dosidicus gigas in the Northern Humboldt Current System, we analysed carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes of 234 individuals collected during 2008-2010. Large variations in mantle stable isotope ratios were recorded, with values ranging from -19.1 to -15.1 pour mille (delta C-13) and from 7.4 to 20.5 pour mille (delta N-15). Most of the variation was explained by latitude, followed by distance to shelf break for carbon and by squid size for nitrogen...

  2. Population size of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas in the central Gulf of California, Mexico, based on mark-recapture data

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    Morales Bojorquez, Enrique; Hernández Herrera, Agustin; Nevárez Martínez, Manuel O; Díaz Uribe, Juan Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    The use of mark-recapture data can be an alternative to other methods for estimating abundance of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas and can be used when catch-per-unit-effort data applied to depletion models or estimates from survey research are not available. Two mark-recapture events were analyzed in the central Gulf of California, Mexico, during October 2001 and April 2002 to assess the status of jumbo squid. Results from October 2001 yielded a population size of 20.2 million squid with a 95...

  3. 木瓜蛋白酶嫩化秘鲁鱿鱼肉工艺条件的研究%Study on optimization for tenderization conditions of Dosidicus gigas meat by papain

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    郑贤孟; 杨文鸽; 徐大伦

    2013-01-01

    Using the shearing force and concentration of soluble protein(CSP) as indexes,the tenderization of Dosidicus gigas meat by papain was studied,and the suitable tenderization conditions of Dosidicus gigas meat were optimizated through single factor and orthogonal experiment.The results indicated that the suitable technological conditions for tenderization of Dosidicus gigas meat were as follows:papain concentration 1%,soaking time 40min,temperature 50℃ and pH7.0.Under these conditions,the shearing force of Dosidicus gigas meat was up to 2060.141g.%以鱿鱼肉的剪切力和可溶性蛋白含量(CSP)为指标,通过单因素和正交实验优化木瓜蛋白酶嫩化秘鲁鱿鱼肉的工艺条件.结果显示秘鲁鱿鱼肉适宜的嫩化条件为:木瓜蛋白酶浓度1%、处理时间40min、温度50℃、pH7.0,在此条件下鱿鱼肉得到嫩化,其剪切力为2060.141g.

  4. The acromegaly--gigantism syndrome. Report of four cases treated surgically.

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    Zampieri, P; Scanarini, M; Sicolo, N; Andrioli, G; Mingrino, S

    1983-12-01

    Four cases of growth-hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma, with associated aspects of acromegaly and gigantism, are reported in patients aged 12-26. All of the patients had macroadenomas and were treated surgically, three by the transsphenoidal approach and one with a transfrontal craniotomy. Histologic examination revealed eosinophilic adenomas in three of the cases and a mixed eosinophilic--chromophobe adenoma in one, all with cellular irregularities (mitosis and cellular and nuclear polymorphism), local invasivity, or both. Because surgical treatment did not produce complete normalization of growth hormone levels, radiotherapy followed the operations in all four cases. In our opinion, the treatment of acromegalic gigantism poses more therapeutic problems than that of simple acromegaly, with combined treatment (surgical, radiation, and medical) often being necessary. PMID:6648790

  5. [A multicenter clinical trial of SMS 201-995 (octreotide acetate) in acromegaly and gigantism].

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    Shimatsu, A; Imura, H; Irie, M; Nakagawa, S; Goto, Y; Shimizu, N; Takeda, R; Kato, Y; Saito, S; Ibayashi, H

    1989-07-20

    Sixty-four patients with active acromegaly and three patients with gigantism were treated with the long acting somatostatin analog SMS 201-995 (50-500 micrograms, sc, every 6-12 h or 150-880 micrograms daily by intermittent sc infusion, for up to 114 weeks). The fasting plasma GH levels were significantly suppressed (less than 50% of the values before treatment) in 49 patients and became normal in 18 patients. Suppression of GH secretion was associated with normalization of plasma somatomedin-C levels (14 out of 30 cases) and significant clinical improvement such as disappearance of headache and decrease of excessive sweating. Shrinkage of pituitary tumors as determined by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging studies occurred in 11 out of 40 cases. Side effects were minimal and tolerable. SMS 201-995 appears to be an effective agent for the treatment of acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:2684694

  6. Blue jets and gigantic jets: transient luminous events between thunderstorm tops and the lower ionosphere

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    An overview of general phenomenology and proposed physical mechanisms of large scale electrical discharges termed 'blue jets' and 'gigantic jets' observed at high altitude in the Earth's atmosphere above thunderstorms is presented. The primary emphasis is placed on summarizing available experimental data on the observed morphological features of upward jet discharges and on the discussion of recently advanced theories describing electrodynamic conditions, which facilitate escape of conventional lightning leaders from thundercloud tops and their upward propagation toward the ionosphere. It is argued that the filamentary plasma structures observed in blue jet and gigantic jet discharges are directly linked to the processes in streamer zones of lightning leaders, scaled by a significant reduction of air pressure at high altitudes.

  7. The evolution of island gigantism and body size variation in tortoises and turtles

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    Jaffe, Alexander L.; Slater, Graham J.; Alfaro, Michael E.

    2011-01-01

    Extant chelonians (turtles and tortoises) span almost four orders of magnitude of body size, including the startling examples of gigantism seen in the tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands. However, the evolutionary determinants of size diversity in chelonians are poorly understood. We present a comparative analysis of body size evolution in turtles and tortoises within a phylogenetic framework. Our results reveal a pronounced relationship between habitat and optimal body size in ...

  8. Unilateral delayed opercularization in a case of Sotos' syndrome (cerebral gigantism)

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    Barth, P.G.; Vlasveld, L.; Valk, J.

    1980-08-01

    A case of Sotos' syndrome (cerebral gigantism) is described. Pneumencephalography, performed at the age of 15 days, revealed abnormal separation of the opercula on the right. By comparing the contours with developmental anatomical features of this area it agreed with a foetal development of 24 weeks gestational age. Bilateral carotid angiography was normal. CT showed normal development of the Sylvian area at the age of 27 months.

  9. EL ERYNGIUM ("CARDO" GIGANTE DEL DELTA DEL PARANA Y DE LA MESOPOTAMIA ARGENTINA

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    Full Text Available Un Eryngium gigante, espectacular por su tamaño y la abundancia donde se presenta, muy común a lo largo de la Mesopotamia argentina, el delta del Río Paraná, y la orilla sur del Río de la Plata, cuya identidad ha sido interpretada de diversas maneras, se describe como una nueva especie, Eryngium mesopotamicum Pedersen

  10. Cerebral gigantism associated with jaw cyst basal cell naevoid syndrome in two families.

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    Cramer, H; Niederdellmann, H

    1983-01-01

    We report 9 subjects from 2 families with the syndrome of cerebral gigantism, seven of the patients also had jaw cyst basal cell naevoid syndrome. Neurological, radiological, somatic and biochemical features of this hitherto unreported association are described. Neurological symptoms included mild hydrocephalus, ventricular malformation, cerebellar syndrome, intracranial calcification, oculomotor disturbances, EEG abnormalities and rarely, mild peripheral nervous disorders. A disturbance of calcium metabolism appears to be a prominent feature of the genetically determined nonprogressive syndrome.

  11. Ecological explanations to island gigantism: dietary niche divergence, predation, and size in an endemic lizard.

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    Runemark, Anna; Sagonas, Kostas; Svensson, Erik I

    2015-08-01

    Although rapid evolution of body size on islands has long been known, the ecological mechanisms behind this island phenomenon remain poorly understood. Diet is an important selective pressure for morphological divergence. Here we investigate if selection for novel diets has contributed to the multiple independent cases of island gigantism in the Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae) and if diet, predation, or both factors best explain island gigantism. We combined data on body size, shape, bite force, and realized and available diets to address this. Several lines of evidence suggest that diet has contributed to the island gigantism. The larger islet lizards have relatively wider heads and higher bite performance in relation to mainland lizards than would be expected from size differences alone. The proportions of consumed and available hard prey are higher on islets than mainland localities, and lizard body size is significantly correlated with the proportion of hard prey. Furthermore, the main axis of divergence in head shape is significantly correlated with dietary divergence. Finally, a model with only diet and one including diet and predation regime explain body size divergence equally well. Our results suggest that diet is an important ecological factor behind insular body size divergence, but could be consistent with an additional role for predation.

  12. Starvation reveals the cause of infection-induced castration and gigantism.

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    Cressler, Clayton E; Nelson, William A; Day, Troy; McCauley, Edward

    2014-10-01

    Parasites often induce life-history changes in their hosts. In many cases, these infection-induced life-history changes are driven by changes in the pattern of energy allocation and utilization within the host. Because these processes will affect both host and parasite fitness, it can be challenging to determine who benefits from them. Determining the causes and consequences of infection-induced life-history changes requires the ability to experimentally manipulate life history and a framework for connecting life history to host and parasite fitness. Here, we combine a novel starvation manipulation with energy budget models to provide new insights into castration and gigantism in the Daphnia magna-Pasteuria ramosa host-parasite system. Our results show that starvation primarily affects investment in reproduction, and increasing starvation stress reduces gigantism and parasite fitness without affecting castration. These results are consistent with an energetic structure where the parasite uses growth energy as a resource. This finding gives us new understanding of the role of castration and gigantism in this system, and how life-history variation will affect infection outcome and epidemiological dynamics. The approach of combining targeted life-history manipulations with energy budget models can be adapted to understand life-history changes in other disease systems.

  13. The triangulation of the gigantic jets observed by the optical observation network in Taiwan

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    Chen, Alfred B.; Huang, Chien-Fong; Peng, Kang-Ming; Su, Han-Tzong; Hsu, Rue-Ron

    2015-04-01

    The optical triangulation of sprites and elves by the multiple sites has been done in the past decades, but the similar observation on gigantic jets has never been reported yet. A ground optical observation network consisting of four stations at Kimen, Penghu, Tainan, and Taitung (from west to east) has been established in Taiwan since 2012. Each station equipped with two sets of Watec low-light sensitivity cameras, and the elevation and azimuth of the observation can be fully remote controlled to point toward the on-going convection system in the vicinity of Taiwan. In summer 2014, more than 6 gigantic jets were captured by at least two stations successfully. The triangulation and ULF sferics of these interesting events provides an excellent chance to explore the spatial and temporal evolution of the jets in different phases. In this presentation, this ground observation network will be introduced, the detail evolution of the recorded gigantic jets is presented. The preliminary result implies that the jets may not pop from the cloudtop straightforwardly, and some twists occur during the propagation of the jets. A more complicated analysis of the tomography for the advanced triangulation will be mentioned, too.

  14. Ecological explanations to island gigantism: dietary niche divergence, predation, and size in an endemic lizard.

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    Runemark, Anna; Sagonas, Kostas; Svensson, Erik I

    2015-08-01

    Although rapid evolution of body size on islands has long been known, the ecological mechanisms behind this island phenomenon remain poorly understood. Diet is an important selective pressure for morphological divergence. Here we investigate if selection for novel diets has contributed to the multiple independent cases of island gigantism in the Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae) and if diet, predation, or both factors best explain island gigantism. We combined data on body size, shape, bite force, and realized and available diets to address this. Several lines of evidence suggest that diet has contributed to the island gigantism. The larger islet lizards have relatively wider heads and higher bite performance in relation to mainland lizards than would be expected from size differences alone. The proportions of consumed and available hard prey are higher on islets than mainland localities, and lizard body size is significantly correlated with the proportion of hard prey. Furthermore, the main axis of divergence in head shape is significantly correlated with dietary divergence. Finally, a model with only diet and one including diet and predation regime explain body size divergence equally well. Our results suggest that diet is an important ecological factor behind insular body size divergence, but could be consistent with an additional role for predation. PMID:26405734

  15. Starvation reveals the cause of infection-induced castration and gigantism.

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    Cressler, Clayton E; Nelson, William A; Day, Troy; McCauley, Edward

    2014-10-01

    Parasites often induce life-history changes in their hosts. In many cases, these infection-induced life-history changes are driven by changes in the pattern of energy allocation and utilization within the host. Because these processes will affect both host and parasite fitness, it can be challenging to determine who benefits from them. Determining the causes and consequences of infection-induced life-history changes requires the ability to experimentally manipulate life history and a framework for connecting life history to host and parasite fitness. Here, we combine a novel starvation manipulation with energy budget models to provide new insights into castration and gigantism in the Daphnia magna-Pasteuria ramosa host-parasite system. Our results show that starvation primarily affects investment in reproduction, and increasing starvation stress reduces gigantism and parasite fitness without affecting castration. These results are consistent with an energetic structure where the parasite uses growth energy as a resource. This finding gives us new understanding of the role of castration and gigantism in this system, and how life-history variation will affect infection outcome and epidemiological dynamics. The approach of combining targeted life-history manipulations with energy budget models can be adapted to understand life-history changes in other disease systems. PMID:25143034

  16. Horizontal movements, vertical-habitat utilization and diet of the jumbo squid ( Dosidicus gigas) in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    Bazzino, Gastón; Gilly, William F.; Markaida, Unai; Salinas-Zavala, César A.; Ramos-Castillejos, Jorge

    2010-07-01

    We deployed four pop-up archival-transmitting (PAT) tags on jumbo squid ( Dosidicus gigas) collected in the Pacific Ocean off the main entrance to Magdalena Bay on the Baja California peninsula in June 2005. This is the first successful deployment of PAT tags on jumbo squid in an area outside the Gulf of California. Summary data were obtained through the ARGOS satellite system for three of the tags; the fourth tag was physically recovered. All of the tagged squid tended to remain on the shallow continental shelf for several days after tagging and then moved offshore into deeper water. Three of the four squid appeared to migrate in a general southerly direction while the fourth remained offshore of Magdalena Bay. All of the squid spent most daylight hours at depths that were associated with the hypoxic oxygen minimum layer, and at night they spent a majority of time in the upper 50 m of the water column. Stomach content analysis and tag temperature-depth data during the first days after tagging revealed that the squid were feeding on pelagic red crabs ( Pleuroncodes planipes) and several larger, neritic fishes over the continental shelf off Magdalena Bay during a seasonal nearshore upwelling. Comparison of our results with those previously collected in the Gulf of California reveal that Dosidicus gigas can vary its behavior and diet to suit local environmental conditions. This adaptability is likely to be an important factor in the ability of D. gigas to invade and colonize new areas.

  17. Metabolic physiology of the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas: Implications for vertical migration in a pronounced oxygen minimum zone

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    Rosa, Rui; Seibel, Brad A.

    2010-07-01

    The Humboldt (or jumbo) squid, Dosidicus gigas, is an active predator endemic to the Eastern Pacific that undergoes diel vertical migrations into a pronounced oxygen minimum layer (OML). Here, we investigate the physiological mechanisms that facilitate these migrations and assess the associated costs and benefits. Exposure to hypoxic conditions equivalent to those found in the OML (∼10 μM O 2 at 10 °C) led to a significant reduction in the squid’s routine metabolic rate (RMR), from 8.9 to 1.6 μmol O 2 g -1 h -1 ( p metabolic suppression presumably extends survival time in the OML by conserving the finite stores of fermentable substrate and avoiding the accumulation of the deleterious anaerobic end products in the tissues. RMR increased significantly with temperature ( p < 0.05), from 8.9 (at 10 °C) to 49.85 μmol O 2 g -1 h -1 (at 25 °C) which yielded a Q10 of 2.0 between 10 and 20 °C and 7.9 between 20 and 25 °C ( p < 0.05). These results suggest that 25 °C, although within the normal surface temperature range in the Gulf of California, is outside this species’ normal temperature range. By following the scattering layer into oxygen-enriched shallow water at night, D. gigas may repay any oxygen debt accumulated during the daytime. The dive to deeper water may minimize exposure to stressful surface temperatures when most prey have migrated to depth during the daytime. The physiological and ecological strategies demonstrated here may have facilitated the recent range expansion of this species into northern waters where expanding hypoxic zones prohibit competing top predators.

  18. Metabolic suppression during protracted exposure to hypoxia in the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, living in an oxygen minimum zone.

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    Seibel, Brad A; Häfker, N Sören; Trübenbach, Katja; Zhang, Jing; Tessier, Shannon N; Pörtner, Hans-Otto; Rosa, Rui; Storey, Kenneth B

    2014-07-15

    The jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, can survive extended forays into the oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Previous studies have demonstrated reduced oxygen consumption and a limited anaerobic contribution to ATP production, suggesting the capacity for substantial metabolic suppression during hypoxic exposure. Here, we provide a more complete description of energy metabolism and explore the expression of proteins indicative of transcriptional and translational arrest that may contribute to metabolic suppression. We demonstrate a suppression of total ATP demand under hypoxic conditions (1% oxygen, PO2 =0.8 kPa) in both juveniles (52%) and adults (35%) of the jumbo squid. Oxygen consumption rates are reduced to 20% under hypoxia relative to air-saturated controls. Concentrations of arginine phosphate (Arg-P) and ATP declined initially, reaching a new steady state (~30% of controls) after the first hour of hypoxic exposure. Octopine began accumulating after the first hour of hypoxic exposure, once Arg-P breakdown resulted in sufficient free arginine for substrate. Octopine reached levels near 30 mmol g(-1) after 3.4 h of hypoxic exposure. Succinate did increase through hypoxia but contributed minimally to total ATP production. Glycogenolysis in mantle muscle presumably serves to maintain muscle functionality and balance energetics during hypoxia. We provide evidence that post-translational modifications on histone proteins and translation factors serve as a primary means of energy conservation and that select components of the stress response are altered in hypoxic squids. Reduced ATP consumption under hypoxia serves to maintain ATP levels, prolong fuel store use and minimize the accumulation of acidic intermediates of anaerobic ATP-generating pathways during prolonged diel forays into the OMZ. Metabolic suppression likely limits active, daytime foraging at depth in the core of the OMZ, but confers an energetic advantage over competitors that must

  19. Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle collagen: extraction, characterization, and potential application in the preparation of chitosan-collagen biofilms.

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    Uriarte-Montoya, Mario Hiram; Arias-Moscoso, Joe Luis; Plascencia-Jatomea, Maribel; Santacruz-Ortega, Hisila; Rouzaud-Sández, Ofelia; Cardenas-Lopez, Jose Luis; Marquez-Rios, Enrique; Ezquerra-Brauer, Josafat Marina

    2010-06-01

    Collagen-based biomaterials have been widely used due to its binding capabilities. However the properties and potential use of new collagen sources are still under investigation. Fish by-products are an excellent source of collagen. Thus, acid-soluble collagen (ASC) was extracted, and biochemical and physicochemically characterized from one under-utilized specie, jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas). In addition, commercial chitosan (95-50%)-ASC (5-50%) blend films were successfully prepared by casting, and characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The molecular masses of the ASC subunits were about 190kDa, 110kDa, and 97kDa, the content of proline and hydroxyproline was 10.9% and 2.8%, respectively. The FT-IR and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra ((1)H NMR) confirmed collagen peptidic crosslinks, and one endothermic peak was found at 119 degrees C. The FT-IR spectrum showed that chitosan and ASC remain linked into the films mainly due to hydrogen bonding. The 85:15 (chitosan:ASC) ratio was selected for its thermal and mechanical analyses. The thermograms of this film indicated the presence of two peaks, one at 87-98 degrees C and the other at 142-182 degrees C. The chitosan:ASC blend produced a transparent and brittle film, with high percentage of elongation at break, and low tensile strength in comparison to chitosan films. D. gigas mantle might be useful as a new source of plasticizer agent in the preparation of biofilms in composites with chitosan. PMID:20097560

  20. Postmortem biochemical behavior of giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle muscle stored in ice and its relation with quality parameters.

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    Márquez-Ríos, E; Morán-Palacio, E F; Lugo-Sánchez, M E; Ocano-Higuera, V M; Pacheco-Aguilar, R

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    Several freshness and spoilage indicators were monitored to characterize the postmortem biochemistry of giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle muscle. Squid samples were obtained directly from the sea and kept at 0 degrees C during a 15-d storage period. Data at zero time were obtained from cryogenically frozen samples at time of capture. The adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) degradation followed a different pattern as compared with that from fish species. ATP was almost completely depleted at 24-h postcatch from 6.54 to <1 micromol/g, while at the same time Hx was the predominant catabolite with a concentration of 4 mumol/g, reaching 6.85 micromol/g at day 15. K-value data followed a logarithmic pattern with time instead of a linear one, with no change after day 3, thus reducing its suitability as a freshness index. The coefficient Hx/AMP seems to be an adequate alternative for this purpose due to its constant increment with time. The high NH4Cl content in mantle muscle (461.3 +/- 24.5 mg of NH4(+)/100 g) derived from its physiological importance for the species compromises the use of the distillation step of the TVB-N analysis commonly used as a spoilage index. This fact explains why the initially high value of TVB-N detected in mantle muscle (243.7 mg N/100 g) did not correlate with the initial low TMA-N content (1.5 +/- 0.1 mg/100 g of muscle). The results suggested that under the experimental conditions the shelf life of squid exceeds 15 d. PMID:17995632

  1. Locomotion and behavior of Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, in relation to natural hypoxia in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

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    Gilly, William F; Zeidberg, Louis D; Booth, J Ashley T; Stewart, Julia S; Marshall, Greg; Abernathy, Kyler; Bell, Lauren E

    2012-09-15

    We studied the locomotion and behavior of Dosidicus gigas using pop-up archival transmitting (PAT) tags to record environmental parameters (depth, temperature and light) and an animal-borne video package (AVP) to log these parameters plus acceleration along three axes and record forward-directed video under natural lighting. A basic cycle of locomotor behavior in D. gigas involves an active climb of a few meters followed by a passive (with respect to jetting) downward glide carried out in a fins-first direction. Temporal summation of such climb-and-glide events underlies a rich assortment of vertical movements that can reach vertical velocities of 3 m s(-1). In contrast to such rapid movements, D. gigas spends more than 80% of total time gliding at a vertical velocity of essentially zero (53% at 0±0.05 m s(-1)) or sinking very slowly (28% at -0.05 to -0.15 m s(-1)). The vertical distribution of squid was compared with physical features of the local water column (temperature, oxygen and light). Oxygen concentrations of ≤20 μmol kg(-1), characteristic of the midwater oxygen minimum zone (OMZ), can influence the daytime depth of squid, but this depends on location and season, and squid can 'decouple' from this environmental feature. Light is also an important factor in determining daytime depth, and temperature can limit nighttime depth. Vertical velocities were compared over specific depth ranges characterized by large differences in dissolved oxygen. Velocities were generally reduced under OMZ conditions, with faster jetting being most strongly affected. These data are discussed in terms of increased efficiency of climb-and-glide swimming and the potential for foraging at hypoxic depths. PMID:22915711

  2. Clinical and genetic characterization of pituitary gigantism: an international collaborative study in 208 patients.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Petrossians, Patrick; Nachev, Emil; Lila, Anurag R; Lecoq, Anne-Lise; Lecumberri, Beatriz; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Salvatori, Roberto; Moraitis, Andreas G; Holdaway, Ian; Kranenburg-van Klaveren, Dianne J; Chiara Zatelli, Maria; Palacios, Nuria; Nozieres, Cecile; Zacharin, Margaret; Ebeling, Tapani; Ojaniemi, Marja; Rozhinskaya, Liudmila; Verrua, Elisa; Jaffrain-Rea, Marie-Lise; Filipponi, Silvia; Gusakova, Daria; Pronin, Vyacheslav; Bertherat, Jerome; Belaya, Zhanna; Ilovayskaya, Irena; Sahnoun-Fathallah, Mona; Sievers, Caroline; Stalla, Gunter K; Castermans, Emilie; Caberg, Jean-Hubert; Sorkina, Ekaterina; Auriemma, Renata Simona; Mittal, Sachin; Kareva, Maria; Lysy, Philippe A; Emy, Philippe; De Menis, Ernesto; Choong, Catherine S; Mantovani, Giovanna; Bours, Vincent; De Herder, Wouter; Brue, Thierry; Barlier, Anne; Neggers, Sebastian J C M M; Zacharieva, Sabina; Chanson, Philippe; Shah, Nalini Samir; Stratakis, Constantine A; Naves, Luciana A; Beckers, Albert

    2015-10-01

    Despite being a classical growth disorder, pituitary gigantism has not been studied previously in a standardized way. We performed a retrospective, multicenter, international study to characterize a large series of pituitary gigantism patients. We included 208 patients (163 males; 78.4%) with growth hormone excess and a current/previous abnormal growth velocity for age or final height >2 s.d. above country normal means. The median onset of rapid growth was 13 years and occurred significantly earlier in females than in males; pituitary adenomas were diagnosed earlier in females than males (15.8 vs 21.5 years respectively). Adenomas were ≥10 mm (i.e., macroadenomas) in 84%, of which extrasellar extension occurred in 77% and invasion in 54%. GH/IGF1 control was achieved in 39% during long-term follow-up. Final height was greater in younger onset patients, with larger tumors and higher GH levels. Later disease control was associated with a greater difference from mid-parental height (r=0.23, P=0.02). AIP mutations occurred in 29%; microduplication at Xq26.3 - X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) - occurred in two familial isolated pituitary adenoma kindreds and in ten sporadic patients. Tumor size was not different in X-LAG, AIP mutated and genetically negative patient groups. AIP-mutated and X-LAG patients were significantly younger at onset and diagnosis, but disease control was worse in genetically negative cases. Pituitary gigantism patients are characterized by male predominance and large tumors that are difficult to control. Treatment delay increases final height and symptom burden. AIP mutations and X-LAG explain many cases, but no genetic etiology is seen in >50% of cases.

  3. Clinical and genetic characterization of pituitary gigantism: an international collaborative study in 208 patients.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Petrossians, Patrick; Nachev, Emil; Lila, Anurag R; Lecoq, Anne-Lise; Lecumberri, Beatriz; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Salvatori, Roberto; Moraitis, Andreas G; Holdaway, Ian; Kranenburg-van Klaveren, Dianne J; Chiara Zatelli, Maria; Palacios, Nuria; Nozieres, Cecile; Zacharin, Margaret; Ebeling, Tapani; Ojaniemi, Marja; Rozhinskaya, Liudmila; Verrua, Elisa; Jaffrain-Rea, Marie-Lise; Filipponi, Silvia; Gusakova, Daria; Pronin, Vyacheslav; Bertherat, Jerome; Belaya, Zhanna; Ilovayskaya, Irena; Sahnoun-Fathallah, Mona; Sievers, Caroline; Stalla, Gunter K; Castermans, Emilie; Caberg, Jean-Hubert; Sorkina, Ekaterina; Auriemma, Renata Simona; Mittal, Sachin; Kareva, Maria; Lysy, Philippe A; Emy, Philippe; De Menis, Ernesto; Choong, Catherine S; Mantovani, Giovanna; Bours, Vincent; De Herder, Wouter; Brue, Thierry; Barlier, Anne; Neggers, Sebastian J C M M; Zacharieva, Sabina; Chanson, Philippe; Shah, Nalini Samir; Stratakis, Constantine A; Naves, Luciana A; Beckers, Albert

    2015-10-01

    Despite being a classical growth disorder, pituitary gigantism has not been studied previously in a standardized way. We performed a retrospective, multicenter, international study to characterize a large series of pituitary gigantism patients. We included 208 patients (163 males; 78.4%) with growth hormone excess and a current/previous abnormal growth velocity for age or final height >2 s.d. above country normal means. The median onset of rapid growth was 13 years and occurred significantly earlier in females than in males; pituitary adenomas were diagnosed earlier in females than males (15.8 vs 21.5 years respectively). Adenomas were ≥10 mm (i.e., macroadenomas) in 84%, of which extrasellar extension occurred in 77% and invasion in 54%. GH/IGF1 control was achieved in 39% during long-term follow-up. Final height was greater in younger onset patients, with larger tumors and higher GH levels. Later disease control was associated with a greater difference from mid-parental height (r=0.23, P=0.02). AIP mutations occurred in 29%; microduplication at Xq26.3 - X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) - occurred in two familial isolated pituitary adenoma kindreds and in ten sporadic patients. Tumor size was not different in X-LAG, AIP mutated and genetically negative patient groups. AIP-mutated and X-LAG patients were significantly younger at onset and diagnosis, but disease control was worse in genetically negative cases. Pituitary gigantism patients are characterized by male predominance and large tumors that are difficult to control. Treatment delay increases final height and symptom burden. AIP mutations and X-LAG explain many cases, but no genetic etiology is seen in >50% of cases. PMID:26187128

  4. Immune response of cattle against fasciolopsis induced by inoculation of irradiated metacercariae of fasciola gigantic

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    An experiment was carried out to study the immune response of cattle against fasciolopsis induced by inoculation of irradiated metacercariae of F. gigantic. Four groups of experimental cattle were used e.g: the first group (Vp) were inoculated by the unirradiated metacercariae as a positive control, the second group (Vi) were once inoculated with irradiated metacercariae and then challenged with the infected metacercariae three weeks later, the third group (Vii) were twice inoculated with irradiated metacercariae and then challenged with the infected metacercariae three weeks later, while the forth group (Vn), the negative control without any inoculation of metacercariae. Irradiation dose of 45 Gy was used, and each experimental animal received 700 live’s metacercariae of F. gigantic. The immune response towards fasciolopsis in cattle has been observed in the development of body weight, the number of red blood cells (RBC), the number of white blood cells (WBC), level of haemoglobin (Hb), percentages of Packed cell volume (PCV), the number of eosinophil cells, serological test by ELISA, pathology anatomic inspection and evaluation of the development of worm.The average every measurement of body weight development are Vp = 6 kg, Vi = 9 kg, Vii = 9 kg and Vn = 10 kg. The group of Vi, Vii and Vn were normal of their heart, but the group of Vp was disorder. The group of Vi, Vii and Vn were negative of adult worm’s, while the group of Vp was positive of adult worm’s. These results showed that inoculation of irradiated metacercariae F. gigantic could stimulate good immune response which was able to protect against the infectivity of the challenge in cattle. (author)

  5. Miocarditis de células gigantes que simula un infarto agudo de miocardio

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La miocarditis de células gigantes (MCG es una entidad rara, de causa desconocida, de probable etiología autoinmune. Puede presentarse como insuficiencia cardíaca refractaria, asociarse con arritmias ventriculares y en otras ocasiones simular un infarto agudo de miocardio. Su pronóstico con frecuencia es ominoso, salvo que se realicen tratamiento inmunosupresor o trasplante cardíaco, este último con elevada recurrencia.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:60-62.

  6. Formación y evolución de planetas gigantes

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    Benvenuto, O. G.; Brunini, A.

    Presentamos el estado actual del trabajo que estamos realizando en el estudio de la formación de planetas gigantes. Detallamos los algoritmos numéricos necesarios para realizar este tipo de cálculo. Presentamos algunos resultados de la formación de objetos con masas de hasta una docena de veces la del planeta Júpiter, resaltando las principales caracteríticas. Finalmente detallamos los problemas que pensamos abordar en un futuro cercano en este tema de investigación.

  7. Tratamento operatório das bolhas pulmonares gigantes Surgical treatment of giant emphysematous lung bullae

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    Marcio Botter; Roberto Saad Júnior; Denise Aparecida Botter; Jorge Henrique Rivabem; Roberto Gonçalves; Vicente Dorgan Neto

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: A escassez de publicações nacionais a respeito desta doença no Brasil nos motivou a realizar o presente trabalho, cujos objetivos são descrever a evolução histórica e analisar os resultados do tratamento operatório das bolhas enfisematosas gigantes na Santa Casa de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos retrospectivamente, entre janeiro de 1979 a junho de 2005, os prontuários de 83 doentes submetidos a uma entre quatro modalidades operatórias: bulectomia por toracotomia, bulectomia por ciru...

  8. Miocarditis de células gigantes: caso de evolución rápida y fatal.

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    Martinez Rodriguez, Miguel; Ramos Soler, David; Calatayud Blas, Ana María; Mayordomo Aranda, Empar; Nicolau Ribera, Maria Jesus; Jorda Miñana, Angela; Cerdá Nicolás, Miguel; Llombart Bosch, Antonio

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    La miocarditis de células gigantes (MCG) es una patología extremadamente infrecuente de origen desconocido y evolución fatal, que presenta histológicamente infiltrado inflamatorio miocárdico con presencia de células multinucleadas gigantes, sin apreciarse formación de granulomas. En el estudio inmunohistoquímico, las CGM expresan el marcador propio de la estirpe macrofágica CD68, siendo negativos para los marcadores musculares desmina y actina. La MCG se ha asociado a diversas entidades au...

  9. Combined climate- and prey-mediated range expansion of Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), a large marine predator in the California Current System.

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    Stewart, Julia S; Hazen, Elliott L; Bograd, Steven J; Byrnes, Jarrett E K; Foley, David G; Gilly, William F; Robison, Bruce H; Field, John C

    2014-06-01

    Climate-driven range shifts are ongoing in pelagic marine environments, and ecosystems must respond to combined effects of altered species distributions and environmental drivers. Hypoxic oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) in midwater environments are shoaling globally; this can affect distributions of species both geographically and vertically along with predator-prey dynamics. Humboldt (jumbo) squid (Dosidicus gigas) are highly migratory predators adapted to hypoxic conditions that may be deleterious to their competitors and predators. Consequently, OMZ shoaling may preferentially facilitate foraging opportunities for Humboldt squid. With two separate modeling approaches using unique, long-term data based on in situ observations of predator, prey, and environmental variables, our analyses suggest that Humboldt squid are indirectly affected by OMZ shoaling through effects on a primary food source, myctophid fishes. Our results suggest that this indirect linkage between hypoxia and foraging is an important driver of the ongoing range expansion of Humboldt squid in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. PMID:24443361

  10. Pituitary gigantism presenting with depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis in an Asian adolescent.

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    Kuo, Sheng-Fong; Chuang, Wen-Yu; Ng, Sohching; Chen, Chih-Hung; Chang, Chen-Nen; Chou, Chi-Hsiang; Weng, Wei-Chieh; Yeh, Chih-Hua; Lin, Jen-Der

    2013-01-01

    Hyperglycemia is seldom described in young patients with pituitary gigantism. Here, we describe the case of a 17-year-old Taiwanese boy who developed depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the presentation of pituitary gigantism. The boy complained of lethargy and dysphoric mood in June 2008. He presented at the emergency department with epigastralgia and dyspnea in January 2009. Results of laboratory tests suggested type 1 diabetes mellitus with DKA. However, serum C-peptide level was normal on follow-up. Although he had no obvious features of acral enlargement, a high level of insulin-like growth factor 1 was detected, and a 75 g oral glucose suppression test showed no suppression of serum growth hormone levels. A pituitary macroadenoma was found on subsequent magnetic resonance imaging. The pituitary adenoma was surgically removed, followed by gamma-knife radiosurgery, and Sandostatin long-acting release treatment. He was then administered metformin, 500 mg twice daily, and to date, his serum glycohemoglobin has been <7%.

  11. A novel neonatal Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome with craniosynostosis and gigantism

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    Ižbrahim Akalin

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available     Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder and characterized clinically well defined multiple ring shaped skin creases. Our patient was born to onconsanguineous healthy parents as the third child of the family at 40 weeks of uneventful gestation with distinctive skin creases and gigantism. He was 4,950 g in weight (>90 percentile, 57.5 cm in length (>90 percentile, and had a head circumferences of 39.5 cm (>90 percentile at birth. The physical examination showed a rough face, brachicephaly and craniosynostosis. His vital and laboratory findings were within normal limits at birth. Cranial and renal ultrasonograms, Xray graphics and cytogenetic analyses were normal. Echocardiography revealed small patent ductus arteriosis and patent foramen ovale. In this report, we present a new case of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome who is the first neonate associated with severe gigantism and craniosynostosis, in the literature. A review of the related literature has also been presented.

  12. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Full Text Available Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability. We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability.

  13. [Long-term treatment of acromegaly and gigantism with octreotide (SMS 201-995)].

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    Shimatsu, A; Imura, H; Irie, M; Nakagawa, S; Goto, Y; Shimizu, N; Takeda, R; Kato, Y; Saito, S; Ibayashi, H

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    Twenty-one patients with active acromegaly and two patients with pituitary gigantism were treated with the long-acting somatostatin analogue octreotide (100-600 micrograms/day, sc, two or three times daily or 300-1500 micrograms daily by intermittent sc infusion) for 9-63 months. There was rapid clinical improvement. The fasting plasma GH levels were significantly suppressed (less than 50% of the values before treatment) in 17 patients and were normalized (less than 5 ng/ml) in 6 patients (27.3%). Plasma IGF-I levels were lowered by 50% and were normalized in 7 out of 18 cases. The effect of octreotide on pituitary tumor size was evaluated in 13 patients. In 4 cases, the shrinkage of the pituitary tumor was detected by computed tomographic scans and/or magnetic resonance imaging studies. The drug was generally well tolerated. However, there were probably newly formed gallstones in two patients during the therapy. Our study suggests that octreotide is an effective and relatively safe new approach for treating active acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:1592144

  14. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Seppälä, Otto; Karvonen, Anssi; Kuosa, Marja; Haataja, Maarit; Jokela, Jukka

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    Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size) by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability). We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability.

  15. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Seppälä, Otto; Karvonen, Anssi; Kuosa, Marja; Haataja, Maarit; Jokela, Jukka

    2013-01-01

    Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size) by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability). We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability. PMID:24205383

  16. Pituitary gigantism presenting with depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis in an Asian adolescent.

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    Kuo, Sheng-Fong; Chuang, Wen-Yu; Ng, Sohching; Chen, Chih-Hung; Chang, Chen-Nen; Chou, Chi-Hsiang; Weng, Wei-Chieh; Yeh, Chih-Hua; Lin, Jen-Der

    2013-01-01

    Hyperglycemia is seldom described in young patients with pituitary gigantism. Here, we describe the case of a 17-year-old Taiwanese boy who developed depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the presentation of pituitary gigantism. The boy complained of lethargy and dysphoric mood in June 2008. He presented at the emergency department with epigastralgia and dyspnea in January 2009. Results of laboratory tests suggested type 1 diabetes mellitus with DKA. However, serum C-peptide level was normal on follow-up. Although he had no obvious features of acral enlargement, a high level of insulin-like growth factor 1 was detected, and a 75 g oral glucose suppression test showed no suppression of serum growth hormone levels. A pituitary macroadenoma was found on subsequent magnetic resonance imaging. The pituitary adenoma was surgically removed, followed by gamma-knife radiosurgery, and Sandostatin long-acting release treatment. He was then administered metformin, 500 mg twice daily, and to date, his serum glycohemoglobin has been <7%. PMID:23729615

  17. Efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of sustained-release lanreotide (lanreotide Autogel) in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism.

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    Shimatsu, Akira; Teramoto, Akira; Hizuka, Naomi; Kitai, Kazuo; Ramis, Joaquim; Chihara, Kazuo

    2013-01-01

    The somatostatin analog lanreotide Autogel has proven to be efficacious for treating acromegaly in international studies and in clinical practices around the world. However, its efficacy in Japanese patients has not been extensively evaluated. We examined the dose-response relationship and long-term efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. In an open-label, parallel-group, dose-response study, 32 patients (29 with acromegaly, 3 with pituitary gigantism) received 5 injections of 60, 90, or 120 mg of lanreotide Autogel over 24 weeks. Four weeks after the first injection, 41% of patients achieved serum GH level of acromegaly, 2 with pituitary gigantism) received lanreotide Autogel once every 4 weeks for a total of 13 injections. Dosing was initiated with 90 mg and adjusted according to clinical responses at Weeks 16 and/or 32. At Week 52, 47% of patients had serum GH levels of acromegaly symptoms improved and treatment was generally well tolerated although gastrointestinal symptoms and injection site induration were reported. In conclusion, lanreotide Autogel provided early and sustained control of elevated GH and IGF-I levels, improved acromegaly symptoms, and was well tolerated in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. PMID:23337477

  18. Cardiac and metabolic effects of chronic growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I excess in young adults with pituitary gigantism.

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    Bondanelli, Marta; Bonadonna, Stefania; Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria; Doga, Mauro; Gola, Monica; Onofri, Alessandro; Zatelli, Maria Chiara; Giustina, Andrea; degli Uberti, Ettore C

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    Chronic growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) excess is associated with considerable mortality in acromegaly, but no data are available in pituitary gigantism. The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of early exposure to GH and IGF-I excess on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in adult patients with pituitary gigantism. Six adult male patients with newly diagnosed gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary adenoma were studied and compared with 6 age- and sex-matched patients with acromegaly and 10 healthy subjects. Morphologic and functional cardiac parameters were evaluated by Doppler echocardiography. Glucose metabolism was assessed by evaluating glucose tolerance and homeostasis model assessment index. Disease duration was significantly longer (Pgigantism than in patients with acromegaly, whereas GH and IGF-I concentrations were comparable. Left ventricular mass was increased both in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, as compared with controls. Left ventricular hypertrophy was detected in 2 of 6 of both patients with gigantism and patients with acromegaly, and isolated intraventricular septum thickening in 1 patient with gigantism. Inadequate diastolic filling (ratio between early and late transmitral flow velocitygigantism and 1 of 6 patients with acromegaly. Impaired glucose metabolism occurrence was higher in patients with acromegaly (66%) compared with patients with gigantism (16%). Concentrations of IGF-I were significantly (Pgigantism who have cardiac abnormalities than in those without cardiac abnormalities. In conclusion, our data suggest that GH/IGF-I excess in young adult patients is associated with morphologic and functional cardiac abnormalities that are similar in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, whereas occurrence of impaired glucose metabolism appears to be higher in patients with acromegaly, although patients with gigantism are exposed to GH excess for a

  19. Cardiac and metabolic effects of chronic growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I excess in young adults with pituitary gigantism.

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    Bondanelli, Marta; Bonadonna, Stefania; Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria; Doga, Mauro; Gola, Monica; Onofri, Alessandro; Zatelli, Maria Chiara; Giustina, Andrea; degli Uberti, Ettore C

    2005-09-01

    Chronic growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) excess is associated with considerable mortality in acromegaly, but no data are available in pituitary gigantism. The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of early exposure to GH and IGF-I excess on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in adult patients with pituitary gigantism. Six adult male patients with newly diagnosed gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary adenoma were studied and compared with 6 age- and sex-matched patients with acromegaly and 10 healthy subjects. Morphologic and functional cardiac parameters were evaluated by Doppler echocardiography. Glucose metabolism was assessed by evaluating glucose tolerance and homeostasis model assessment index. Disease duration was significantly longer (Pgigantism than in patients with acromegaly, whereas GH and IGF-I concentrations were comparable. Left ventricular mass was increased both in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, as compared with controls. Left ventricular hypertrophy was detected in 2 of 6 of both patients with gigantism and patients with acromegaly, and isolated intraventricular septum thickening in 1 patient with gigantism. Inadequate diastolic filling (ratio between early and late transmitral flow velocitygigantism and 1 of 6 patients with acromegaly. Impaired glucose metabolism occurrence was higher in patients with acromegaly (66%) compared with patients with gigantism (16%). Concentrations of IGF-I were significantly (Pgigantism who have cardiac abnormalities than in those without cardiac abnormalities. In conclusion, our data suggest that GH/IGF-I excess in young adult patients is associated with morphologic and functional cardiac abnormalities that are similar in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, whereas occurrence of impaired glucose metabolism appears to be higher in patients with acromegaly, although patients with gigantism are exposed to GH excess for a

  20. Familial gigantism

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    Wouter W. de Herder

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Familial GH-secreting tumors are seen in association with three separate hereditary clinical syndromes: multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, Carney complex, and familial isolated pituitary adenomas.

  1. Early descriptions of acromegaly and gigantism and their historical evolution as clinical entities.

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    Mammis, Antonios; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K

    2010-10-01

    Giants have been a subject of fascination throughout history. Whereas descriptions of giants have existed in the lay literature for millennia, the first attempt at a medical description was published by Johannes Wier in 1567. However, it was Pierre Marie, in 1886, who established the term "acromegaly" for the first time and established a distinct clinical diagnosis with clear clinical descriptions in 2 patients with the characteristic presentation. Multiple autopsy findings revealed a consistent correlation between acromegaly and pituitary enlargement. In 1909, Harvey Cushing postulated a “hormone of growth" as the underlying pathophysiological trigger involved in pituitary hypersecretion in patients with acromegaly. This theory was supported by his observations of clinical remission in patients with acromegaly in whom he had performed hypophysectomy. In this paper, the authors present some of the early accounts of acromegaly and gigantism, and describe its historical evolution as a medical and surgical entity.

  2. Cordoma Sacrococcígeo gigante: relato de caso Giant Sacrococcygeal chordoma: case report

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    Tiago Leal Ghezzi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Cordoma sacrococcígeo é uma neoplasia maligna rara que se origina de remanescentes da notocorda. A localização crítica, comportamento localmente agressivo, reconhecida resistência à radioterapia, significativa morbimortalidade cirúrgica e elevada taxa de recidiva tornam seu tratamento um desafio. Descrevemos um caso de cordoma sacrococcígeo gigante.Sacrococcygeal chordoma is a rare malignant neoplasm arised from the remmants of the notochord. The critical localization, locally aggressive behavior, well-known resistance to radiation therapy, meaningful surgical morbimortality and increased recurrence rate become its treatment a challenge. We describe a case of a giant unresectable sacrococcygeal chordoma.

  3. A gigantic, exceptionally complete titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from southern Patagonia, Argentina.

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    Lacovara, Kenneth J; Lamanna, Matthew C; Ibiricu, Lucio M; Poole, Jason C; Schroeter, Elena R; Ullmann, Paul V; Voegele, Kristyn K; Boles, Zachary M; Carter, Aja M; Fowler, Emma K; Egerton, Victoria M; Moyer, Alison E; Coughenour, Christopher L; Schein, Jason P; Harris, Jerald D; Martínez, Rubén D; Novas, Fernando E

    2014-09-04

    Titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs were the most diverse and abundant large-bodied herbivores in the southern continents during the final 30 million years of the Mesozoic Era. Several titanosaur species are regarded as the most massive land-living animals yet discovered; nevertheless, nearly all of these giant titanosaurs are known only from very incomplete fossils, hindering a detailed understanding of their anatomy. Here we describe a new and gigantic titanosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani, from Upper Cretaceous sediments in southern Patagonia, Argentina. Represented by approximately 70% of the postcranial skeleton, plus craniodental remains, Dreadnoughtus is the most complete giant titanosaur yet discovered, and provides new insight into the morphology and evolutionary history of these colossal animals. Furthermore, despite its estimated mass of about 59.3 metric tons, the bone histology of the Dreadnoughtus type specimen reveals that this individual was still growing at the time of death.

  4. Giants among larges: how gigantism impacts giant virus entry into amoebae.

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    Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima; Abrahão, Jônatas Santos; Drumond, Betânia Paiva; Kroon, Erna Geessien

    2016-06-01

    The proposed order Megavirales comprises the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV), infecting a wide range of hosts. Over time, they co-evolved with different host cells, developing various strategies to penetrate them. Mimiviruses and other giant viruses enter cells through phagocytosis, while Marseillevirus and other large viruses explore endocytosis and macropinocytosis. These differing strategies might reflect the evolution of those viruses. Various scenarios have been proposed for the origin and evolution of these viruses, presenting one of the most enigmatic issues to surround these microorganisms. In this context, we believe that giant viruses evolved independently by massive gene/size gain, exploring the phagocytic pathway of entry into amoebas. In response to gigantism, hosts developed mechanisms to evade these parasites.

  5. "Light" Higgs and warped models: Case for a Gigantic International Hadron Collider

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    Soni, Amarjit

    2013-01-01

    The LHC seems to have made a monumental discovery, Higgs-like particle of mass around 125 GeV with properties akin to a Standard Model Higgs. In the context of a warped theory of flavor, which is theoretically very attractive, this suggests Kaluza-Klein particle masses are likely to be above 10 TeV except possibly for a radion. The interpretation of the SM-like Higgs from the perspective of other interesting beyond the SM scenarios is also likely that the relevant scale is higher than accessible to the LHC. In light of these developments, deeper understanding of flavor and other fundamental issues requires a gigantic international hadron collider [GIHC] perhaps with cm energy of $\\approx$ 100 TeV \\cite{2talks}. It is suggested that a {\\it global effort} should be made for constructing this machine for resolving many questions that SM cannot answer.

  6. ecCNO solar neutrinos: A challenge for gigantic ultra-pure liquid scintillator detectors

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    Villante, F. L.

    2015-03-01

    Neutrinos produced in the Sun by electron capture reactions on 13N, 15O and 17F, to which we refer as ecCNO neutrinos, are not usually considered in solar neutrino analysis since the expected fluxes are extremely low. The experimental determination of this sub-dominant component of the solar neutrino flux is very difficult but could be rewarding since it provides a determination of the metallic content of the solar core and, moreover, probes the solar neutrino survival probability in the transition region at Eν ∼ 2.5 MeV. In this Letter, we suggest that this difficult measure could be at reach for future gigantic ultra-pure liquid scintillator detectors, such as LENA.

  7. Pituitary tumor with gigantism, acromegaly and preclinical Cushing's disease diagnosed from the 10th row.

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    Tourtelot, John B; Vesely, David L

    2013-08-01

    A 7'3" basketball player was noted to have 2 to 3 times thicker tissue in his hands than 6'10" players by an endocrinologist sitting 10 rows above the player in a basketball arena. This led to the diagnosis of pituitary gigantism where the history revealed that he was 7'3" at 15 years of age. At age 19 when the acryl enlargement was noted, a diagnostic workup revealed elevated growth hormones and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with a 2 × 1.3 cm pituitary tumor. His history suggested that his epiphyseal plates had closed at age 15, and because he continued to produce IGF-1, he now has acromegaly. His elevated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) before surgery suggests that he also had preclinical Cushing's disease. After pituitary transsphenoidal surgery, all acryl enlargement in hands and ligaments disappeared. His growth hormone, IGF-1 and ACTH returned to normal 2 weeks after surgery.

  8. Gigantic directional asymmetry of luminescence in multiferroic CuB 2O 4

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    Toyoda, S.; Abe, N.; Arima, T.

    2016-05-01

    In multiferroic materials, luminescence intensities can be direction dependent, i.e., different between the opposite propagating directions of emitted light. However, the effect has not been thought to be used for technological applications, since only small directional asymmetry has been reported so far. Here we show that the effect is robust in multiferroic CuB2O4 . The luminescence intensity changes by about 70 % between the opposite directions of the emission, which is about 100 times larger than the previously reported values. We demonstrate that such a gigantic directional asymmetry of luminescence can be applied to the imaging of canted antiferromagnetic domains. The observation of the effect and its application to magnetic domain imaging are important for a deeper understanding of light-matter interactions as well as technological applications such as optical reading techniques for magnetic memory devices.

  9. Pituitary tumor with gigantism, acromegaly and preclinical Cushing's disease diagnosed from the 10th row.

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    Tourtelot, John B; Vesely, David L

    2013-08-01

    A 7'3" basketball player was noted to have 2 to 3 times thicker tissue in his hands than 6'10" players by an endocrinologist sitting 10 rows above the player in a basketball arena. This led to the diagnosis of pituitary gigantism where the history revealed that he was 7'3" at 15 years of age. At age 19 when the acryl enlargement was noted, a diagnostic workup revealed elevated growth hormones and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with a 2 × 1.3 cm pituitary tumor. His history suggested that his epiphyseal plates had closed at age 15, and because he continued to produce IGF-1, he now has acromegaly. His elevated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) before surgery suggests that he also had preclinical Cushing's disease. After pituitary transsphenoidal surgery, all acryl enlargement in hands and ligaments disappeared. His growth hormone, IGF-1 and ACTH returned to normal 2 weeks after surgery. PMID:23462247

  10. Early descriptions of acromegaly and gigantism and their historical evolution as clinical entities.

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    Mammis, Antonios; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K

    2010-10-01

    Giants have been a subject of fascination throughout history. Whereas descriptions of giants have existed in the lay literature for millennia, the first attempt at a medical description was published by Johannes Wier in 1567. However, it was Pierre Marie, in 1886, who established the term "acromegaly" for the first time and established a distinct clinical diagnosis with clear clinical descriptions in 2 patients with the characteristic presentation. Multiple autopsy findings revealed a consistent correlation between acromegaly and pituitary enlargement. In 1909, Harvey Cushing postulated a “hormone of growth" as the underlying pathophysiological trigger involved in pituitary hypersecretion in patients with acromegaly. This theory was supported by his observations of clinical remission in patients with acromegaly in whom he had performed hypophysectomy. In this paper, the authors present some of the early accounts of acromegaly and gigantism, and describe its historical evolution as a medical and surgical entity. PMID:20887119

  11. Enfermedad de Kawasaki y Aneurisma Sacular Gigante de la Arteria Descendente Anterior: reporte de un caso

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    Carlos Mas Romero

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Kawasaki se caracteriza por una vasculitis generalizada, de singular gravedad cuando afecta las arterias coronarías, lo cual ocurre hasta en el 40 % de los casos no tratados. El tratamiento combinado de aspirina con gammaglobulina intravenosa precoz y a altas dosis ha conseguido disminuir la incidencia de la patología coronaría. A continuación se presenta el caso de una niña de 9 años de edad, con cuadro clínico de enfermedad de Kawasaki complicada con un aneurisma sacular gigante de la arteria coronaría izquierda. Los hallazgos ecocardiográficos y angiográficos se analizan y se revisa la literatura al respecto.

  12. Giants among larges: how gigantism impacts giant virus entry into amoebae.

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    Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima; Abrahão, Jônatas Santos; Drumond, Betânia Paiva; Kroon, Erna Geessien

    2016-06-01

    The proposed order Megavirales comprises the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV), infecting a wide range of hosts. Over time, they co-evolved with different host cells, developing various strategies to penetrate them. Mimiviruses and other giant viruses enter cells through phagocytosis, while Marseillevirus and other large viruses explore endocytosis and macropinocytosis. These differing strategies might reflect the evolution of those viruses. Various scenarios have been proposed for the origin and evolution of these viruses, presenting one of the most enigmatic issues to surround these microorganisms. In this context, we believe that giant viruses evolved independently by massive gene/size gain, exploring the phagocytic pathway of entry into amoebas. In response to gigantism, hosts developed mechanisms to evade these parasites. PMID:27039270

  13. Intraspecific competition and high food availability are associated with insular gigantism in a lizard

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    Pafilis, Panayiotis; Meiri, Shai; Foufopoulos, Johannes; Valakos, Efstratios

    2009-09-01

    Resource availability, competition, and predation commonly drive body size evolution. We assess the impact of high food availability and the consequent increased intraspecific competition, as expressed by tail injuries and cannibalism, on body size in Skyros wall lizards ( Podarcis gaigeae). Lizard populations on islets surrounding Skyros (Aegean Sea) all have fewer predators and competitors than on Skyros but differ in the numbers of nesting seabirds. We predicted the following: (1) the presence of breeding seabirds (providing nutrients) will increase lizard population densities; (2) dense lizard populations will experience stronger intraspecific competition; and (3) such aggression, will be associated with larger average body size. We found a positive correlation between seabird and lizard densities. Cannibalism and tail injuries were considerably higher in dense populations. Increases in cannibalism and tail loss were associated with large body sizes. Adult cannibalism on juveniles may select for rapid growth, fuelled by high food abundance, setting thus the stage for the evolution of gigantism.

  14. Gate-tunable gigantic lattice deformation in VO{sub 2}

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    Okuyama, D., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Hatano, T. [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Nakano, M., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Takeshita, S.; Ohsumi, H.; Tardif, S. [RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Shibuya, K. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba 305-8562 (Japan); Yumoto, H.; Koyama, T.; Ohashi, H. [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Takata, M. [RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Kawasaki, M.; Tokura, Y.; Iwasa, Y., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Quantum-Phase Electronics Center and Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Arima, T. [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8561 (Japan)

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    We examined the impact of electric field on crystal lattice of vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) in a field-effect transistor geometry by in-situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction measurements. Whereas the c-axis lattice parameter of VO{sub 2} decreases through the thermally induced insulator-to-metal phase transition, the gate-induced metallization was found to result in a significant increase of the c-axis length by almost 1% from that of the thermally stabilized insulating state. We also found that this gate-induced gigantic lattice deformation occurs even at the thermally stabilized metallic state, enabling dynamic control of c-axis lattice parameter by more than 1% at room temperature.

  15. Can oxygen set thermal limits in an insect and drive gigantism?

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Thermal limits may arise through a mismatch between oxygen supply and demand in a range of animal taxa. Whilst this oxygen limitation hypothesis is supported by data from a range of marine fish and invertebrates, its generality remains contentious. In particular, it is unclear whether oxygen limitation determines thermal extremes in tracheated arthropods, where oxygen limitation may be unlikely due to the efficiency and plasticity of tracheal systems in supplying oxygen directly to metabolically active tissues. Although terrestrial taxa with open tracheal systems may not be prone to oxygen limitation, species may be affected during other life-history stages, particularly if these rely on diffusion into closed tracheal systems. Furthermore, a central role for oxygen limitation in insects is envisaged within a parallel line of research focussing on insect gigantism in the late Palaeozoic. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we examine thermal maxima in the aquatic life stages of an insect at normoxia, hypoxia (14 kPa and hyperoxia (36 kPa. We demonstrate that upper thermal limits do indeed respond to external oxygen supply in the aquatic life stages of the stonefly Dinocras cephalotes, suggesting that the critical thermal limits of such aquatic larvae are set by oxygen limitation. This could result from impeded oxygen delivery, or limited oxygen regulatory capacity, both of which have implications for our understanding of the limits to insect body size and how these are influenced by atmospheric oxygen levels. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These findings extend the generality of the hypothesis of oxygen limitation of thermal tolerance, suggest that oxygen constraints on body size may be stronger in aquatic environments, and that oxygen toxicity may have actively selected for gigantism in the aquatic stages of Carboniferous arthropods.

  16. The Early ULF Signal of the Gigantic Jets Revealed By Hilbert-Huang Transform

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    Huang, Po-Hsun; Bing-Chih Chen, Alfred

    2015-04-01

    The conventional Fourier analysis on the sferics in ULF and VLF bandpasses has been done for years. Several phenomena e.g. whistler and Schumann resonance have been well studied by the Fourier spectrum comprehensively. But the Fourier analysis is computed by an integration over time, therefore, the temporal resolution is smoothed, and limited not only by the sampling rate but also the size of the integration window. The instantaneous frequency can't be obtained through this conventional approach. We introduce the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) instead of Fourier transform to analyze the sferics of TLEs recorded at Lulin observatory. The Hilbert-Huang transform decomposes a signal into so-called intrinsic mode functions (IMF), and derive instantaneous frequency data by differentiating the phase angle yielded by Hilbert transform. Our analysis of HHT on several gigantic jets recorded by ground observation surprisingly revealed an early signal of frequency-change during the phase of the leading jet, and this early signal can not be identified by Fourier analysis. In the phase of leading jet, the amplitude of the sferics remains a constant and no significant features are recognized in the recorded waveform, but an obvious frequency change about 100-200 millisecond prior to the main discharge of the full development jets (FDJs), which can be clearly recognized in the HHT spectra of all observed gigantic jets. From a further simulation, this frequency change is confirmed to come from the nature of the discharge, not an alias or a false signal generated by the analysis method. This early signal may implies an in-cloud discharge process which is suggested by Krehbiel et al. [2008

  17. Selection of anti-browning agents for Dosidicus gigas slice%秘鲁鱿鱼丝褐变抑制剂的筛选

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    林丹; 薛勇; 崔宏博; 王超; 薛长湖

    2012-01-01

    In order to select effective and safe anti-browning agents for Dosidicus gigas slice,glucose-Lys system and squid slice extraction-celite system were used as simulation systems to investigate those agents'anti-browning effects on Dosidicus gigas slice,including sodium sulfite,glutathione,cinnamic acid,citric acid,calcium lactate,ferulic,pentasodium tripolyphosphate,compound of ferulic and citric acid,and compound of cinnamic acid and citric acid.And the most effective agents were added in the Dosidicus gigas slice to test its anti-browning capacity.The result indicated that the compound of citric acid and ferulic was the most effective anti-browning agent compared with the others.The compound,in which citric acid at the concentration of 50mmol/L,was the most efficient anti-browning agent during storage at the temperature of 60℃ and the inhibiting browning rate could reach 23% after 4 days.However,its anti-browning capacity did not increase at the presence of ferulic.%建立了糖-赖氨酸与鱿鱼丝浸提液-硅藻土体系两种秘鲁鱿鱼丝褐变的模拟体系,对亚硫酸钠、谷胱甘肽、肉桂酸、柠檬酸、乳酸钙、阿魏酸和多聚磷酸钠这7种褐变抑制剂,以及阿魏酸、肉桂酸与柠檬酸的协同抗褐变作用进行探讨,并将选出的褐变抑制剂应用于秘鲁鱿鱼丝中进行验证。结果表明:在模拟体系中,柠檬酸和阿魏酸的混合物抗褐变作用较为突出。在阿魏酸与柠檬酸的混合褐变抑制剂中,50mmol/L的柠檬酸的添加量在60℃时有效抑制秘鲁鱿鱼丝中的褐变反应,其抗褐变率随反应时间的延长而增大,在反应的第4d可达到23%。此混合物中柠檬酸在抗褐变过程中起主导作用,且在本实验范围内,随着其添加量的增加抗褐变效果增强,而阿魏酸的添加量对总抗褐变效果无明显影响。

  18. Granuloma Central de Células Gigantes - A propósito de um caso clínico

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    Joaquim Ramalhão; Pedro Mesquita; Cristina Trigo-Cabral

    2002-01-01

    O Grauloma Central de Células Gigantes é, de acordo com a Organização MNundial de Saúde, uma lesão óssea não neoplásica.Histologicamente, caracteriza-se pela presença de um tecido fibroso, contendo múltiplos focos hemorrágicos e células gigantes multinucleadas. Por vezes, observam-se, atravessando a lesão, trabéculas de osso lamelar no senio do tecido fibroso maduro.Os autores apresentam um caso clínico de um paciente do sexo masculino, de raça caucasiana, com 14 anos de idade. Ao exame intra...

  19. Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia with gigantism and huge pelvic tumor: a rare case of McCune-Albright syndrome.

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    Sakayama, Kenshi; Sugawara, Yoshifumi; Kidani, Teruki; Fujibuchi, Taketsugu; Kito, Katsumi; Tanji, Nozomu; Nakamura, Atsushi

    2011-06-01

    We report a rare case of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia on endocrine hyperfunction with elevated human growth hormone and normal serum level of prolactin. There were some differential points of gender, gigantism, endocrine function, and GNAS gene from McCune-Albright syndrome. Malignant transformation was suspected in the pelvic tumor from imaging because rapid growth of the tumor by imaging was observed; however, no malignant change occurred in this case.

  20. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery

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    Jun Liu; Shi-xue Hu; Olivier Rieppel; Da-yong Jiang; Benton, Michael J.; Kelley, Neil P.; Aitchison, Jonathan C.; Chang-yong Zhou; Wen Wen; Jin-yuan Huang; Tao Xie; Tao Lv

    2014-01-01

    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. ...

  1. Alkali- or acid-induced changes in structure, moisture absorption ability and deacetylating reaction of β-chitin extracted from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) pens.

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    Jung, Jooyeoun; Zhao, Yanyun

    2014-01-01

    Alkali- or acid-induced structural modifications in β-chitin from squid (Dosidicus gigas, d'Orbigny, 1835) pens and their moisture absorption ability (MAA) and deacetylating reaction were investigated and compared with α-chitin from shrimp shells. β-Chitin was converted into the α-form after 3h in 40% NaOH or 1-3 h in 40% HCl solution, and α-chitin obtained from NaOH treatment had higher MAA than had native α-chitin, due to polymorphic destructions. In contrast, induced α-chitin from acid treatment of β-chitin had few polymorphic modifications, showing no significant change (P>0.05) in MAA. β-Chitin was more susceptible to alkali deacetylation than was α-chitin, and required a lower concentration of NaOH and shorter reaction time. These results demonstrate that alkali- or acid-treated β-chitin retained high susceptibility toward solvents, which in turn resulted in good biological activity of β-chitosan for use as a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial substance or application as edible coatings and films for various food applications. PMID:24444948

  2. Functional properties of protein from frozen mantle and fin of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas in function of pH and ionic strength.

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    Rocha-Estrada, J G; Córdova-Murueta, J H; García-Carreño, F L

    2010-10-01

    Functional properties of protein from mantle and fin of the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas were explained based on microscopic muscle fiber and protein fractions profiles as observed in SDS-PAGE. Fin has higher content of connective tissue and complex fiber arrangement, and we observed higher hardness of fin gels as expected. Myosin heavy chain (MHC) was found in sarcoplasmic, myofibril and soluble-in-alkali fractions of mantle and only in sarcoplasmic and soluble-in-alkali fractions of fin. An additive effect of salt concentration and pH affected the solubility and foaming properties. Fin and mantle proteins yielded similar results in solubility tests, but significant differences occurred for specific pH and concentrations of salt. Foaming capacity was proportional to solubility; foam stability was also affected by pH and salt concentration. Hardness and fracture strength of fin gels were significantly higher than mantle gels; gels from proteins of both tissues reached the highest level in the folding test. Structural and molecular properties, such as MHC and paramyosin solubility, arrangement of muscle fibers and the content of connective tissue were useful to explain the differences observed in these protein properties. High-strength gels can be formed from squid mantle or fin muscle. Fin displayed similar or better properties than mantle in all tests. PMID:21339164

  3. Lower limb gigantism, lymphedema, and painful varicosities following a thigh vascular access graft.

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    Thompson, Michael; Mathuram Thiyagarajan, Umasankar; Akoh, Jacob A

    2014-07-01

    Prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are associated with greater morbidity than autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), but their use is indicated when AVF formation is not possible. This report adds to the literature a case of lower limb gigantism, painful varicosities, and lymphedema following long-term use of AVG in the upper thigh. The patient's past medical history included renal transplantation on the same side well before the AVG was inserted and right leg deep vein thrombosis. Suspicion of AVG thrombosis was excluded by Doppler ultrasound, which demonstrated an access flow of 1700 mL/min. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis did not identify the cause of her symptoms. Whereas functional incompetence of the iliac vein valve might be responsible for the varicosities, the extent of hypertrophy in this case raises the suspicion of lymphatic blockage possibly secondary to groin dissection undertaken at the time of graft insertion, in addition to the previous dissection at the time of transplantation. This case highlights the need for minimal groin dissection during AVG insertion, particularly in patients with a history of previous abdominopelvic surgery.

  4. Change in the immunophenotype of a somatotroph adenoma resulting in gigantism

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    Jayesh P Thawani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Examining the pathologic progression of a pituitary adenoma from the point of a prepubescent child to an adult with gigantism affords us an opportunity to consider why patients may develop secretory or functioning tumors and raises questions about whether therapeutic interventions and surveillance strategies could be made to avoid irreversible phenotypic changes. Case Description: A patient underwent a sublabial transsphenoidal resection for a clinically non-functioning macroadenoma in 1999. He underwent radiation treatment and was transiently given growth hormone (GH supplementation as an adolescent. His growth rapidly traversed several percentiles and he was found to have elevated GH levels. The patient became symptomatic and was taken for a second neurosurgical procedure. Pathology and immunohistochemical staining demonstrated a significantly higher proportion of somatotroph cells and dense granularity; he was diagnosed with a functional somatotroph adenoma. Conclusions: While it is likely that the described observations reflect the manifestations of a functional somatotroph adenoma in development, it is possible that pubertal growth, GH supplementation, its removal, or radiation therapy contributed to the described endocrine and pathologic changes.

  5. A Thermodynamic, kinematic and microphysical analysis of a jet and gigantic jet-producing Florida thunderstorm

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    Lazarus, S. M.; Splitt, M. E.; Brownlee, James; Spiva, Nicholas; Liu, Ningyu

    2015-08-01

    This paper presents a meteorological analysis of a storm that produced two jets, four gigantic jets (GJ), and a starter, which were observed by two radars as well as the Kennedy Space Center 4-Dimensional Lightning Surveillance System on 3 August 2013 in Central Florida. The work is the first application of dual polarization data to a jet-producing storm and is the fifth case related to a tropical disturbance. The storm environment is consistent with the moist tropical paradigm that characterizes about three quarters of the surface and aircraft observed jet and GJ events. The most unstable (MU) convective available potential energy is not unusual for Florida summer convection and is below the climatological mean for these events. An unusual speed shear layer is located near the storm equilibrium level (EL) and the storm exhibits a tilted structure with CGs displaced upshear. The turbulence, as measured by the eddy dissipation rate, is extreme near the storm top during the event window, consistent with the GJ mixing hypothesis. The individual events are collocated with, and track along, the center axis of the divergent outflow at the EL and occur within the region of the coldest GOES IR temperatures—placing the events within the overshoot. The dual polarization data indicate a deep graupel column, extending above the mixed phase layer, to a 13 km altitude.

  6. Respiratory evolution facilitated the origin of pterosaur flight and aerial gigantism.

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    Leon P A M Claessens

    Full Text Available Pterosaurs, enigmatic extinct Mesozoic reptiles, were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight. Various lines of evidence provide strong support for highly efficient wing design, control, and flight capabilities. However, little is known of the pulmonary system that powered flight in pterosaurs. We investigated the structure and function of the pterosaurian breathing apparatus through a broad scale comparative study of respiratory structure and function in living and extinct archosaurs, using computer-assisted tomographic (CT scanning of pterosaur and bird skeletal remains, cineradiographic (X-ray film studies of the skeletal breathing pump in extant birds and alligators, and study of skeletal structure in historic fossil specimens. In this report we present various lines of skeletal evidence that indicate that pterosaurs had a highly effective flow-through respiratory system, capable of sustaining powered flight, predating the appearance of an analogous breathing system in birds by approximately seventy million years. Convergent evolution of gigantism in several Cretaceous pterosaur lineages was made possible through body density reduction by expansion of the pulmonary air sac system throughout the trunk and the distal limb girdle skeleton, highlighting the importance of respiratory adaptations in pterosaur evolution, and the dramatic effect of the release of physical constraints on morphological diversification and evolutionary radiation.

  7. Evolución de planetas gigantes y posibilidades de su detección directa

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    Brunini, A.; Benvenuto, O. G.

    Desde la reciente detección de planetas gigantes orbitando estrellas cercanas de tipo solar por medio de efecto Doppler, uno de los principales problemas, en cuanto al estudio de los sistemas planetarios extrasolares, se refiere a la posibilidad de obtener evidencia directa de su existencia. Esto parece ser factible gracias a que en un futuro cercano entrarán en operación algunos telescopios especialmente adecuados a estos propósitos. Por tal motivo, hemos comenzado desde hace un tiempo un esfuerzo en cuanto al estudio de la evolución planetaria. A tales efectos hemos adaptado el código de evolución estelar de nuestro Observatorio al caso planetario. Las principales diferencias entre el caso estelar y el planetario se encuentran en la ecuación de estado. A tales fines hemos incluído la reciente ecuación de estado de Saumon, Chabrier y Van Horn, las opacidades radiativas de Guillot et al., procesos de quema de Deuterio, etc. También se ha considerado la posible existencia de fases de hielo y roca en el interior planetario. Por el momento hemos despreciado los efectos de la rotación planetaria. Con este código hemos computado la evolución de planetas con masas desde 10 hasta 0.3 masas de Júpiter. Utilizando nuestros resultados numéricos discutimos la detectabilidad de estos objetos en condiciones realistas.

  8. Futures, fakes and discourses of the gigantic and miniature in ‘The World’ islands, Dubai

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    Pamila Gupta

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article takes the “island” as a key trope in tourism studies, exploring how ideas of culture and nature, as well as those of paradise (lost are central to its interpretation for tourists and tourist industries alike. Increasingly, however, island tourism is blurring the line between geographies of land and water, continent and archipelago, and private and public property. The case of ‘The World’ islands mega project off the coast of Dubai (UAE is used to chart the changing face and future of island tourism, exploring how spectacle, branding and discourses of the gigantic, miniature, and fake, particularly alongside technological mediations on a large-scale, reflect the postmodern neoliberal world of tourism and the liquid times in which we live. Artificial island complexes such as this one function as cosmopolitan ‘non-places’ at the same time that they reflect a resurgence in (British nascent nationalism and colonial nostalgia, all the whilst operating in a sea of ‘junkspace’. The shifting cartography of ‘the island’ is thus mapped out to suggest new forms of place-making and tourism’s evolving relationship to these floating islandscapes.

  9. Lower limb gigantism, lymphedema, and painful varicosities following a thigh vascular access graft.

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    Thompson, Michael; Mathuram Thiyagarajan, Umasankar; Akoh, Jacob A

    2014-07-01

    Prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are associated with greater morbidity than autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), but their use is indicated when AVF formation is not possible. This report adds to the literature a case of lower limb gigantism, painful varicosities, and lymphedema following long-term use of AVG in the upper thigh. The patient's past medical history included renal transplantation on the same side well before the AVG was inserted and right leg deep vein thrombosis. Suspicion of AVG thrombosis was excluded by Doppler ultrasound, which demonstrated an access flow of 1700 mL/min. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis did not identify the cause of her symptoms. Whereas functional incompetence of the iliac vein valve might be responsible for the varicosities, the extent of hypertrophy in this case raises the suspicion of lymphatic blockage possibly secondary to groin dissection undertaken at the time of graft insertion, in addition to the previous dissection at the time of transplantation. This case highlights the need for minimal groin dissection during AVG insertion, particularly in patients with a history of previous abdominopelvic surgery. PMID:24467313

  10. Quiste gigante de ovario: presentación de un caso

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    Mario Joel Arroyo Díaz

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Los quistes gigantes de ovario son tumoraciones poco frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 62 años de edad, de color de piel blanca, peso 73 kg. que acudió al Hospital General Docente “Enrique Cabrera” refiriendo aumento progresivo de volumen del abdomen, de un año y medio de evolución sin otro síntoma acompañante en su comienzo, pero en los últimos meses le provocaba falta de aire ante los esfuerzos, orinaba con más frecuencia de lo acostumbrado y con falta de apetito. Se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario, por ultrasonografía y Tomografía Axial Computarizada. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó quiste de ovario izquierdo de 21 kg. de peso. El estudio anatomopatológico ulterior reportó un cistoadenoma mucinoso de ovario con tumor de Brenner asociado.

  11. BIORREGULADORES NA MORFOLOGIA E NA PRODUTIVIDADE DE FRUTOS DE TOMATEIRO CULTIVAR ÂNGELA GIGANTE

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    MARIA BERNARDETE GONÇALVES MARTINS

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como finalidade observar aspectos morfológicos dos frutos de tomateiro, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Ângela Gigante, submetidos à ação de biorreguladores, com ou sem adubação adicional, e determinar as possíveis alterações na produtividade. Foram desenvolvidos, em casa de vegetação, em épocas distintas, dois ensaios. As mudas foram selecionadas e transplantadas para vasos com capacidade de 12 L de terra, contendo uma mistura de solo argiloso, areia, matéria orgânica e uma adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K. No segundo ensaio, após o transplante das mudas, além da adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K, efetuaram-se adubações adicionais (fertirrigação. Em ambos os ensaios, quando as plantas atingiram quatro folhas definitivas, realizaram-se as pulverizações com GA3 50 mg/L; NAA 100 mg/L; CCC 1.500 mg/L e SADH 3.000 mg/L. Realizaram-se, nos dois ensaios, quatro coletas de frutos maduros por planta. De modo geral, para o primeiro, o tratamento com CCC mostrou tendência em aumentar o número e a massa total de frutos por planta em relação à testemunha e aos demais tratamentos, enquanto o tratamento com NAA obteve efeito contrário. O ensaio com fertirrigação adicional não provocou alterações significativas na produção de frutos; no entanto, no tratamento com SADH, ocorreu maior incidência de anomalias. O tratamento com GA3 ocasionou, em alguns frutos, a maturação precoce da placenta em relação ao pericarpo e eventuais formações de frutos geminados. Não se observaram diferenças morfológicas significativas em relação ao comprimento e ao diâmetro médio de frutos provenientes do primeiro ensaio, porém frutos de plantas tratadas com CCC e de plantas testemunha, provindos do segundo ensaio, mostraram maior diâmetro.The objective of the present work was to observe some morphological aspects of the fruits of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Ângela Gigante, treated

  12. Similarity Analysis of the Streamer Zone of Blue Jets and Gigantic Blue Jets

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    Gennady, M.; Popov, N. A.; Shneider, M.

    2015-12-01

    Multiple observations of Blue Jets (BJ) and Gigantic Blue Jets (GBJ) show that BJ emits a fan of streamers similar to a laboratory leader. Moreover, in the exponential atmosphere those long streamers grow preferentially upward, producing a narrow cone confined by the aperture angle. Petrov and Petrova [1999] and Pasko and George [2002] noticed that BJ are similar to the streamer zone of a leader (streamer corona) and conducted modeling studies based on the streamers fractal structure. Objective of this paper is to study the fractal dimension of the bunch of streamer channels emitted by BJ, at different altitude and under the varying reduced electric field. This similarity analysis has been done in three steps: First we described the dendritic structure of streamers in corona discharge applying the fractal theory by Popov [2002]. Then using this model and the data from existing laboratory experiments we obtained that the fractal dimension of the branching streamer channels D=2. We estimated next the packing factor of the streamers using the kinetic simulations that describe development of a group of streamers that propagate in a discharge gap while interact with each other. Finally the model was used to analyze some GBJ images available from the literature. The model output includes evaluation of the total number of streamer channels in the GBJs along with estimates of the aperture angle and of the average distance between the brunches. In addition the analysis allows us to obtain the mean streamer velocity for the studied GBJs and check the velocity against the observations. V.P. Pasko and J.J. George, J. Geophys. Res. 107, 1458, 2002 N.I. Petrov and G.N. Petrova, Tech Phys. Lett., 44, 472, 1999 N.A. Popov, Plasma Phys. Reports, 28, 615, 2002.

  13. Giant retroperitoneal lipoma: a case report Lipoma gigante do retroperitônio: relato de caso

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    Carlos Augusto Real Martinez

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lipoma is an extremely rare neoplasm. AIMS: The authors report a case of giant retroperitoneal lipoma in a 32-year-old white female, with a history of pain and an abdominal mass over a 2-year period. Total abdominal ultrasonography and barium enema showed a large mass located in the retroperitoneal space behind the ascending colon. Laparotomy showed a large encapsulated tumor measuring 20 x 13 x 10 cm and weighing 3.400 g. The histological study revealed a benign neoplasm of fatty cells. CONCLUSION: The patient remains well 17 years after surgery, without recurrentce of the disease.RACIONAL: O lipoma é a neoplasia mesenquimal mais freqüente, raramente localizada no retroperitônio. Na maioria das vezes, o diagnóstico diferencial pré-operatório com os lipossarcomas de baixo grau de malignidade é difícil de ser estabelecido. OBJETIVO: Apresentar um caso de lipoma gigante retroperitoneal em mulher de 32 anos que há 2 anos apresentava história de dor e tumor abdominal palpável. A ultra-sonografia abdominal e o enema opaco mostraram grande massa localizada no retroperitônio, que deslocava o ceco e o cólon ascendente. A laparotomia mostrou tumor encapsulado com 20 x 13 x 10 cm e 3.400 g de peso. O estudo histopatológico mostrou presença de lipoma retroperitonial. A paciente encontra-se bem, sem recidiva da doença, 17 anos após a cirurgia.

  14. New color images of sprites, halos and gigantic jets from the International Space Station

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    Yair, Y.; Rubanenko, L.; Mezuman, K.; Elhalel, G.; Pariente, M.; Glickman-Pariente, M.; Ziv, B.; Takahashi, Y.; Inoue, T.

    2012-12-01

    During July-August 2011, Expedition 28/29 JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa conducted TLE observations from the International Space Station in conjunction with the "Cosmic Shore" program produced by NHK. An EMCCD normal video-rate color TV camera was used to conduct directed observations from the Earth-pointing Copula module. The target selection was based on the methodology developed for the MEIDEX sprite campaign on board the space shuttle Columbia in January 2003 (Ziv et al., 2004). We used the Aviation Weather Center (http://aviationweather.gov) daily significant weather forecast maps (SIGWX) to select regions with high probability for convective activity and thunderstorm such that they were within the camera FOV as deduced from the ISS trajectory and distance to the limb (2240 km). For increasing the chance for successful observations, only storms with predicted "Frequent Cb" and cloud tops above 45 Kft (~14 km) were selected. Additionally, we targeted tropical storms and hurricanes over the oceans. The observation geometry was pre-determined and uploaded daily to the ISS with pointing options to limb, oblique or nadir, based on the predicted location of the storm with regards to the ISS. The pointing angle was rotated in real-time according to visual eyesight by the astronaut. We present results of 10 confirmed TLEs: 8 sprites, 1 sprite halo and 1 gigantic jet, out of displaced form the lightning light and (b) from oblique view of a sprite halo, enable the calculation of dimensions and volumes occupied by these TLEs. Since time stamping on the ISS images was accurate within 1 s, matching with ELF and WWLLN data for the parent lightning location is limited. Nevertheless, the results prove that the ISS is an ideal platform for lightning and TLE observations, and careful operational procedures greatly enhance the value of observation time.;

  15. Multi-instrumental observations of a positive gigantic jet produced by a winter thunderstorm in Europe

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    van der Velde, Oscar A.; Bór, József; Li, Jingbo; Cummer, Steven A.; Arnone, Enrico; Zanotti, Ferruccio; Füllekrug, Martin; Haldoupis, Christos; Naitamor, Samir; Farges, Thomas

    2010-12-01

    At 2336:56 UTC on 12 December 2009, a bright gigantic jet (GJ) was recorded by an observer in Italy. Forty-nine additional sprites, elves, halos and two cases of upward lightning were observed that night. The location of the GJ corresponded to a distinct cloud top (-34°C) west of Ajaccio, Corsica. The GJ reached approximately 91 km altitude, with a "trailing jet" reaching 49-59 km, matching with earlier reported GJs. The duration was short at 120-160 ms. This is the first documented GJ which emerged from a maritime winter thunderstorm only 6.5 km tall, showing high cloud tops are not required for initiation of GJs. In the presence of strong vertical wind shear, the meteorological situation was different from typical outbreaks of fall and winter thunderstorms in the Mediterranean. During the trailing jet phase of the GJ, a sprite with halo triggered by a nearby cloud-to-ground lightning flash occurred at a relatively low altitude (revealed this GJ is the first reported to transfer negative charge (approximately 136 C) from the ionosphere to the positively charged origins in the cloud (i.e., a positive cloud-to-ionosphere discharge, +CI), with a large total charge moment change of 11600 C km and a maximum current of 3.3 kA. Early VLF transmitter amplitude perturbations detected concurrently with the GJ confirm the production of large conductivity changes due to electron density enhancements in the D-region of the ionosphere.

  16. A comparison of fishery biology of jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas outside three Exclusive Economic Zones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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    Liu, Bilin; Chen, Xinjun; Yi, Qian

    2013-05-01

    Although many studies on the fishery biology of jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas, have been conducted in the coastal areas within Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of various countries due to its commercial and ecological importance, limited biological information is available from waters outside these EEZs. In this paper, we examined D. gigas fishery biology from waters outside Chilean, Peruvian and Costa Rican EEZs, based on the fishery data collected by Chinese jigging vessels during 2006 to 2010. The dominant mantle lengths of D. gigas were 350-450 mm, 250-400 mm and 250-350 mm outside Chilean, Peruvian and Costa Rican EEZs, respectively. Size structure analysis show that a medium-sized group existed mostly in the waters outside the Chilean and Peruvian EEZs, whereas a small-sized group occurred mainly in the waters outside the Costa Rican EEZ. The longevity of the squid outside the Costa Rican EEZ was less than 10 months, while most of those outside Chilean and Peruvian EEZs were about 1-1.5 years and very few large individuals were 1.5-2 years old. A higher percentage of mature individuals existed outside Costa Rican EEZ implying the region as a potential spawning ground, while lower proportions of mature squid outside the Peruvian and Chilean EEZs indicated that spawning may be occurring outside our study area. Spatial differences in sizes at maturity of the squid are thought to be result from different environmental factors especially different temperature and nutrition among the three areas. Stomach-content analysis showed that cannibalism was important in the diet of D. gigas. Stress generated by jigging may increase the incidence of cannibalism.

  17. A comparison of fishery biology of jumbo flying squid,Dosidicus gigas outside three Exclusive Economic Zones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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    LIU Bilin; CHEN Xinjun; YI Qian

    2013-01-01

    Although many studies on the fishery biology of jumbo flying squid,Dosidicus gigas,have been conducted in the coastal areas within Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of various countries due to its commercial and ecological importance,limited biological information is available from waters outside these EEZs.In this paper,we examined D.gigas fishery biology from waters outside Chilean,Peruvian and Costa Rican EEZs,based on the fishery data collected by Chinese jigging vessels during 2006 to 2010.The dominant mantle lengths of D.gigas were 350-450 mm,250-400 mm and 250-350 mm outside Chilean,Peruvian and Costa Rican EEZs,respectively.Size structure analysis show that a medium-sized group existed mostly in the waters outside the Chilean and Peruvian EEZs,whereas a small-sized group occurred mainly in the waters outside the Costa Rican EEZ.The longevity of the squid outside the Costa Rican EEZ was less than 10 months,while most of those outside Chilean and Peruvian EEZs were about 1-1.5 years and very few large individuals were 1.5-2 years old.A higher percentage of mature individuals existed outside Costa Rican EEZ implying the region as a potential spawning ground,while lower proportions of mature squid outside the Peruvian and Chilean EEZs indicated that spawning may be occurring outside our study area.Spatial differences in sizes at maturity of the squid are thought to be result from different environmental factors especially different temperature and nutrition among the three areas.Stomach-content analysis showed that cannibalism was important in the diet of D.gigas.Stress generated by jigging may increase the incidence of cannibalism.

  18. Food web and fish stock changes in central Chile: comparing the roles of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) predation, the environment, and fisheries

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    Neira, Sergio; Arancibia, Hugo

    2013-10-01

    We analyzed recent food web and fish stock changes in the central Chile marine ecosystem, comparing the roles of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) as predator, the environment, and fishing. To accomplish this we used food web modeling and the Ecopath with Ecosim software (EwE). The principal fish stocks have experienced wide decadal fluctuations in the past 30 years, including stock collapses of horse mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) and hake (Merluccius gayi), and there was a large influx of jumbo squid during the mid-2000s. We used two EwE models representing the food web off central Chile to test the hypothesis that predation by jumbo squid has been significant in explaining the dynamics of the main fishing resources and other species in the study area. Results indicate that predation by jumbo squid on fish stocks is lower than that of other predators (e.g. hake) and the fishery. Long-term fluctuations (1978-2004) in the biomass of the main fish stocks (as well as other components of the food web) seem to be related to fishing and to variation in primary production, rather than to predation by jumbo squid alone. Jumbo squid seems to play a role as predator rather than prey in the system, but its impacts are low when compared with the impacts of other predators and fishing. Therefore, we conclude that jumbo squid predation on its prey was not the primary force behind the collapse of important fish stocks off central Chile. Future efforts should be directed to better understanding factors that trigger sudden increases in jumbo squid abundance off central Chile, as well as modeling its trophic impacts.

  19. Biases in determining the diet of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (D' Orbigny 1835) (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) off southern-central Chile (34°S-40°S)

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    Ibáñez, Christian M.; Arancibia, Hugo; Cubillos, Luis A.

    2008-12-01

    The diet of jumbo squid ( Dosidicus gigas) off southern-central Chile is described to examine potential biases in the determination of their main prey. Specimens were collected from catches using different fishing gear (jigging, trawl and purse-seine), from July 2003 to January 2004, and from December 2005 to October 2006. The stomach contents were analyzed in terms of frequency of occurrence, number, and weight of prey items and the diet composition was analyzed using Detrended Correspondence Analysis. In the industrial purse-seine fleet for jack mackerel ( Trachurus murphyi), the dominant prey of D. gigas was T. murphyi. In the industrial mid-trawl fishery for Patagonian grenadier ( Macruronus magellanicus), the dominant species in the diet of D. gigas was M. magellanicus. Similarly, Chilean hake ( Merluccius gayi) was the main prey in the diet of D. gigas obtained in the industrial trawl fishery for Chilean hake; and, in both artisanal fisheries (purse-seine for small pelagics and jigging), small pelagic fish and D. gigas were the main prey in the stomach contents of D. gigas. Cannibalism in D. gigas varied between different fleets and probably is related to stress behavior during fishing. The Detrended Correspondence Analysis ordination showed that the main prey in the diet of D. gigas is associated with the target species of the respective fishery. Consequently, biases are associated with fishing gear, leading to an overestimate in the occurrence of the target species in the diet. We recommend analyzing samples from jigging taken at the same time and place where the trawl and purse-seine fleets are operating to avoid this problem, and the application of new tools like stable isotope, heavy metal, and fatty acid signature analyses.

  20. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie (1886).

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2009-01-01

    In 1886 Pierre Marie used the term "acromegaly" for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually became clear that pituitary enlargement (caused by a pituitary adenoma) was the cause and not the consequence of acromegaly, as initially thought. Pituitary adenomas could be found in the great majority of cases. It also became clear that acromegaly and gigantism were the same disease but occurring at different stages of life and not different diseases as initially thought. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century most information was derived from case descriptions and post-mortem examinations of patients with acromegaly or (famous) patients with gigantism. The stage was set for further research into the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:18683056

  1. Cisto hidático pulmonar gigante: relato de um caso Giant hydatid lung cyst: a case report

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    Roger Klein Moreira

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente do sexo masculino, com 55 anos de idade, branco, com diagnóstico radiológico e histopatológico pós-cirúrgico de cisto hidático pulmonar gigante. A epidemiologia, fisiopatologia e características radiológicas desta doença são discutidas.The authors report a case of a 55-year-old white male patient with radiological and postsurgical histopathological diagnosis of a giant lung hydatid cyst. The epidemiological, physiopathological and radiological findings of this disease are discussed.

  2. Anemia hemolítica autoinmune en un niño con hepatitis de células gigantes

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    2012-01-01

    La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI) con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG) es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen a pesar de transplante hepático. La AHAI usualmente precede el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora previene la progresión de la enfermedad.

  3. Daily food intake of Kajikia audax (Philippi, 1887 off Cabo San Lucas, Gulf of California, Mexico Tasa de consumo diario de alimento de Kajikia audax (Philippi, 1887 frente a Cabo San Lucas, golfo de California, México

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    Leonardo A Abitia-Cárdenas

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    Full Text Available The daily food intake rates of the striped marlin, Kajikia audax (Perciformes: Istiophoridae, were estimated using qualitative and quantitative analyses of their trophic spectrum. We analyzed the stomach contents of 505 striped marlin caught by the sport fishing fleet off Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, sampled from October 1987 through December 1989. The most important preys were chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus, California pilchard (Sardinops caeruleus, and jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas; together these represented ~55% of the striped marlin diet. The daily food consumption was estimated to be 2 kg per day, or ~3.6% of the mean body weight of K. audax. The total biomass of the prey consumed by the striped marlin during the 27 months of sampling around Los Cabos was estimated at 24.8 ton, of which the chub mackerel represented ~29% (7.2 ton, California pilchard just under 16% (3.9 ton, and jumbo squid ~10% (2.5 ton. The feeding habits of K. audax are discussed in terms of the distribution of the epipelagic (neritic and oceanic zones, demersal, and benthic prey, confirming that striped marlin migrate vertically and horizontally in search of their food.Se estimó la tasa de consumo diario de alimento del marlín rayado Kajikia audax (Perciformes: Istiophoridae, sobre la base de análisis cualitativos y cuantitativos de su espectro trófico. Se analizó el contenido estomacal de 505 ejemplares capturados por la flota deportiva frente a Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, México muestreados de octubre 1987 a diciembre 1989. Las presas más importantes fueron la macarela del Pacífico (Scomber japonicus, sardina monterrey (Sardinops caeruleus y calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas, que en conjunto representaron aproximadamente el 55% de la dieta. La tasa de consumo de alimento fue estimado en 2 kg diarios, lo cual representó aproximadamente el 3,6% del peso corporal de K. audax. La biomasa total de presas consumidas por el marlín rayado

  4. Pelletization of seeds of Raphanus sativus L. cv. Redondo Gigante with graphite for germination under water stress conditions

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    Nobel Penteado Freitas

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of water stress on germination of radish seeds is dependent on the presence of light. The effect of pelletization of radish seeds with powdered graphite on the tolerance to water stress under light was analysed. White light and far-red lights were filtered by graphite increasing slightly the tolerance of pelleted seeds to water stress of -0.77MPa. Although red light also inhibited seed germination the graphite had no effect. We propose the pelletization of seeds of Raphanus sativus, at least in cv redondo gigante with graphite as a pratice before planting to increase the tolerance to water stress.O efeito do estresse hídrico é dependente da presença de luz em sementes de rabanete. O efeito da peletização com grafite em pó foi analisado. Luz branca e vermelho-extremo são filtradas pelo grafite aumentando parcialmente a tolerância ao estresse hídrico de -0,77MPa em sementes peletizadas. Embora a luz vermelha também iniba a germinação em condições de estresse a peletização não teve efeito. Nós propomos a peletização de sementes de Raphanus saivus L. cv. redondo gigante como uma prática antes do plantio para aumentar a tolerância ao estresse hídrico.

  5. Gigantic landslides versus glacial deposits: on origin of large hummock deposits in Alai Valley, Northern Pamir

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    Reznichenko, Natalya

    2015-04-01

    As glaciers are sensitive to local climate, their moraines position and ages are used to infer past climates and glacier dynamics. These chronologies are only valid if all dated moraines are formed as the result of climatically driven advance and subsequent retreat. Hence, any accurate palaeoenvironmental reconstruction requires thorough identification of the landform genesis by complex approach including geomorphological, sedimentological and structural landform investigation. Here are presented the implication of such approach for the reconstruction of the mega-hummocky deposits formation both of glacial and landslide origin in the glaciated Alai Valley of the Northern Pamir with further discussion on these and similar deposits validity for palaeoclimatic reconstructions. The Tibetan Plateau valleys are the largest glaciated regions beyond the ice sheets with high potential to provide the best geological record of glacial chronologies and, however, with higher probabilities of the numerous rock avalanche deposits including those that were initially considered of glacial origin (Hewitt, 1999). The Alai Valley is the largest intermountain depression in the upper reaches of the Amudarja River basin that has captured numerous unidentified extensive hummocky deposits descending from the Zaalai Range of Northern Pamir, covering area in more than 800 km2. Such vast hummocky deposits are usually could be formed either: 1) glacially by rapid glacial retreat due to the climate signal or triggered a-climatically glacial changes, such as glacial surge or landslide impact, or 2) during the landslide emplacement. Combination of sediment tests on agglomerates forming only in rock avalanche material (Reznichenko et al., 2012) and detailed geomorphological and sedimentological descriptions of these deposits allowed reconstructing the glacial deposition in the Koman and Lenin glacial catchments with identification of two gigantic rock avalanches and their relation to this glacial

  6. Paraganglioma pré-aórtico gigante Giant preaortic paraganglioma

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    Sergio Renato Pais Costa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O paraganglioma é um tumor neuroendócrino raro que ocorre mais frequentemente em adultos jovens. Geralmente produz catecolaminas acarretando síndrome adrenérgica. No entanto, muito raramente, quando não-funcionante seus sintomas são mais frequentemente associados à massa abdominal ou mesmo dor. Nessas circunstâncias costumam representar diagnóstico difícil sendo confundidos com os sarcomas de retroperitônio. RELATO DO CASO: Paraganglioma pré-aórtico gigante não-funcionante em paciente com níveis baixos de catecolaminas (sérico e urinário. O diagnóstico pré-operatório foi dado por tomografia computadorizada, onde foi observada massa sólida, hipervascular com calcificações e área cística central. O paciente foi submetido à ressecção cirúrgica da massa com boa evolução pós-operatória. Um ano após a operação, o doente encontra-se vivo sem recidiva tumoral. CONCLUSÃO: Em que pese a raridade o paraganglioma pré-aortico não-funcionante deve ser lembrado com diagnóstico diferencial com os sarcomas de retroperitônio. Seu tratamento é cirúrgico e apresenta bom prognóstico.RACIONAL: Paraganglioma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor which often diagnosed in the young adult. Generally, paraganglioma produces catecholamines causing adrenergic syndrome. However, more rarely when tumor is nonfunctioning, their symptoms are more associated with an abdominal mass or even pain. In these circumstances, paraganglioma present a difficult diagnosis confounding with retroperitoneal sarcomas. CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of nonfunctioning giant preaortic paraganglioma. This patient had low levels of catecholamines (both seric and urinary. The preoperative diagnosis was done by means computed tomography. This lesion presented as well-vascularized tumor with calcifications and necrotic central area. The patient underwent a surgical resection with good postoperative outcome. To date, one year after surgical

  7. Análisis de la pesquería del jurel Trachurus murphyien el Perú

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    Miguel Ñiquen

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available La presencia del jurel Trachurus murphyi ha sido registrado en los desembarques de la pesca artesanal en Perú desde 1907. A partir del año 2000, las capturas de T. murphyise ubicaron en el tercer lugar después de la anchoveta Engraulis ringensy el calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas. Las capturas de T. murphyison realizadas por la flota artesanal, industrial cerquera y barcos arrastreros factoría. En el año 2011, la flota industrial cerquera con permiso de pesca para T. murphyien la costa peruana estaba constituida por 62 embarcaciones industriales de acero (30177 m 3 y 42 industriales de madera (3082 m 3 . Las capturas de T. murphyituvieron un notable incremento a partir de 1972, alcanzando sus máximos valores en 1977, 1996-97 y 2001, a los que siguieron años de muy baja disponibilidad que llevó al mínimo registro en las capturas en 2010. Sin embargo en el 2011 se revirtió esta baja disponibilidad y las capturas alcanzaron casi las 260000 toneladas. En el periodo 1972 – 2012 se observó una relación inversa entre los estimados de biomasa acústica del jurel T. murphyiy los desembarques anuales de anchoveta E. ringens. Las capturas mensuales de T. murphyipor la flota industrial y artesanal antes del 2002 fueron altas en la zona norte de Perú (Mancora-Chimbote, mientras que después del 2002 las capturas fueron altas en la zona centro-sur (Huacho-Ilo.

  8. Etiopatogenia de la arteritis de células gigantes Etiopathogenesis of giant cell arteritis

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    J.M. Casas

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes es una vasculitis que afecta a arterias de diámetro medio y ancho, preferentemente aquellas del arco aórtico con distribución extracraneal, pero también la aorta y otras de sus ramas mayores. Se caracteriza por la presencia de infiltrados inflamatorios mononucleares en la proximidad de la lámina elástica interna constituidos por linfocitos y macrófagos, que en aproximadamente algo más del 50% de los casos contienen células gigantes multinucleadas. La morbilidad asociada a esta enfermedad se relaciona con fenómenos de isquemia distales a la estenosis luminal de las arterias inflamadas y en menor medida con la formación de aneurismas por el debilitamiento de la pared arterial. De etiología desconocida, su patogenia es inmune a través de la migración y localización de células T productoras de γ-INF en la capa adventicia de las arterias inflamadas, suponiéndose que éste es el lugar del estímulo inmune por un antígeno aún no identificado. El reclutamiento y activación de macrófagos por esta citocina constituye uno de los puntos más importantes de su patogenia. La destrucción por éstos del tejido elástico arterial es un fenómeno relevante, así como la producción de otros factores promotores de neoangiogénesis y proliferación de la neoíntima, responsable a través de la obliteración de la luz, de las manifestaciones isquémicas de la enfermedad. El proceso se acompaña de una importante repercusión sistémica caracterizada por una fuerte reacción de fase aguda y síntomas generales de enfermedad poco específicos. Por otra parte, un importante porcentaje de los pacientes presentan un cuadro de polimialgia reumática, entidad en histórica y controvertida relación con esta arteritis. En los últimos años se han producido importantes aportaciones al conocimiento de los mecanismos inmunes implicados en su patogenia.Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis of large and medium size

  9. 9-10月秘鲁外海茎柔鱼摄食习性的初步研究%Preliminary study on feeding behavior of jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas)off Peru during September and October

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    贾涛; 李纲; 陈新军; 刘必林; 钱卫国

    2010-01-01

    茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是大洋性重要经济头足类之一,在食物链中起着重要作用.通过对2009年9-10月秘鲁外海采集的383尾茎柔鱼胃含物进行分析与研究,以了解调查期间茎柔鱼摄食习性的时空变化特性.研究认为,摄食等级在9-10月份间存在极显著差异(P0.05).但昼夜消化水平差异极显著(P0.05).

  10. 响应面法优化秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidicus gigas)肌肉盐溶蛋白的提取和凝胶形成条件%Response Surface Optimization of Conditions for Extraction and Gel Preparation of Salt-soluble Proteins from Dosidicus gigas Muscle

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    金淼; 周逸; 徐亦及; 唐剑波; 杨文鸽; 张进杰

    2013-01-01

    The effect of extraction and gel preparation conditions of salt-soluble protein from Dosidicus gigas on its gel characteristics were discussed.Using respond surface methodology,the effects of KCl concentration,pH and lowtemperature heating time on the water holding capacity(WHC) and texture characteristics of salt-soluble protein gel from squid meat were studied.Result:(1) The effect of KCl concentration on the WHC of gel was extremely significant; the effect of KCl concentration and low-temperature heating time on the hardness of gel was significant ; both the effect of pH on the WHC and low-temperature heating time on the stickiness of gel were significant.(2) Response surface and contour were graphed with the WHC,hardness and stickiness of gel as the response value,the optimal extraction and gel preparation conditions of salt-soluble proteins from Dosidicus gigas muscle were 0.16mol· L-1 KCl,pH7.10 and 55min of low-temperature heating time,respectively.Experimentally,these conditions produced a salt-soluble protein gel with a WHC of 88.00%,hardness of 510.00 g,stickiness of-11.00 g,confirming the model prediction.%探讨了秘鲁鱿鱼肉盐溶蛋白的提取及凝胶形成条件对其凝胶特性的影响.采用响应面分析法,研究KCl浓度、pH值和低温加热时间对鱿鱼肉盐溶蛋白凝胶保水性和质构特性的影响.结果显示:(1)提取液KCl浓度对保水性影响极其显著,对硬度影响显著;提取液pH值对保水性影响显著;低温加热时间对硬度和粘性影响显著;(2)在分析各因素显著性及其交互作用的基础上,确定鱿鱼肉盐溶蛋白提取和凝胶形成的适宜条件为:KCl浓度0.16 mol·L-1、pH 7.10、40℃加热55min,此时凝胶保水性、硬度、粘性分别达到88.00%、510.00g、-ll.00g,与模型预测值相符.

  11. Gigantic transverse x-ray magnetic circular dichroism in ultrathin Co in Au/Co/Au(001)

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    Transverse-geometry x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (TXMCD) measurements on Au/Co-staircase/Au(001) reveal the orbital origin of intrinsic in-plane magnetic anisotropy A gigantic TXMCD was successfully observed at the Co L3,2 edges for Co thickness (tC0) in the 2-monolayer regime. A TXMCD-sum-rule analysis shows a remarkable enhancement of an orbital-moment anisotropy (Δmorb) and of an in-plane magnetic dipole moment (m||T). Both Δmorb and m||T exhibit close similarity in tCo dependence, reflecting the in-plane magnetic anisotropy These observations evidence that extremely strong, intrinsic, in-plane magnetic anisotropy originates from the anisotropic orbital part of the wave function, dominating the dipole-dipole-interaction-derived, extrinsic, in-plane magnetic anisotropy.

  12. Cyproheptadine-mediated inhibition of growth hormone and prolactin release from pituitary adenoma cells of acromegaly and gigantism in culture.

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    Ishibashi, M; Fukushima, T; Yamaji, T

    1985-08-01

    The effect of cyproheptadine on growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (Prl) secretion from cultured pituitary adenoma cells of acromegaly and pituitary gigantism was studied. When varying doses of cyproheptadine ranging from 0.01 to 1 microM were added to the incubation media, GH secretion was consistently inhibited and a dose-response relationship was observed between the cyproheptadine concentrations and the amounts of GH released into the media. In pituitary adenomas which concurrently produced and secreted Prl, cyproheptadine likewise suppressed Prl release in a dose-related manner. This effect of cyproheptadine was not blocked by coincubation with serotonin. Similarly, coincubation with a dopaminergic antagonist, haloperidol, failed to reverse the inhibitory action produced by cyproheptadine. When coincubated with dopamine, cyproheptadine further inhibited GH and Prl secretion. These results suggest that cyproheptadine possesses a direct action on human somatotroph adenoma cells to inhibit GH and Prl secretion by an unknown mechanism that is different from serotonergic and dopaminergic systems. PMID:2994332

  13. Successful endovascular treatment of a ruptured gigantic pseudoaneurysm of the common iliac artery secondarily complicated by infection.

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    Georgakarakos, Efstratios I; Nikolopoulos, Evagelos S; Karanikas, Michael A; Mantatzis, Michalis; Lazarides, Miltos K

    2013-06-01

    We report our experience with a case of emergent endovascular treatment of a large ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the common iliac artery. A 65-year-old male was admitted to the surgical department in hypovolemic shock, due to active retroperitoneal bleeding. A computerized tomography scan with intravenous contrast revealed a ruptured gigantic pseudoaneurysm of the right common iliac artery, with a maximal diameter of 7 cm and retroperitoneal hematoma. An intraoperative angiogram revealed active extravasation through the neck of the pseudoaneurysm, which was successfully sealed with the placement of a stent graft (Medtronic Endurant(®))limb component. Infection of the pseudoaneurysm sac after one month was successfully treated with catheter drainage. No shortterm relapse occurred. Endovascular management should be part of the basic surgical armamentarium on emergent basis, since it provides a fast and safe solution, especially when a patient's co-morbitities preclude open management and hemodynamic and anatomical status allows endovascular treatment. PMID:22983544

  14. LIDERAZGO, LA COMPETENCIA ESENCIAL QUE TRANSFORMÓ UNA EMPRESA COLOMBIANA EN UN GIGANTE INTERNACIONAL: EL CASO DE CEMENTOS ARGOS

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    HÉCTOR OCHOA DÍAZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cementos Argos ha sido catalogado como uno de los gigantes de la industria cementera colombiana por su gran capacidad de consolidación en el mercado nacional y sus estrategias de internacionalización poco convencionales. Esta investigación documenta la experiencia internacional de Argos bajo la perspectiva de las teorías de internacionalización de mayor aceptación en laliteratura internacional, haciendo uso del enfoque metodológico de los estudios de caso. Como resultado se encontró que las estrategias de fidelización,aunadas al rediseño organizacional resultado del liderazgo de la alta gerencia, han sido herramientas vitales para asegurar el crecimiento de la compañía en los mercados local y externo.

  15. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, Courtney; Adams, Hadie; Salvatori, Roberto; Wand, Gary; Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

    2011-03-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has never been reported. We uncovered 37 patients who Cushing treated with surgical intervention directed at the pituitary gland. Of these, nine patients who presented with symptoms of acromegaly, and one with symptoms of gigantism were selected for further review. Two patients underwent transfrontal 'omega incision' approaches, and the remaining eight underwent transsphenoidal approaches. Of the 10 patients, 6 were male. The mean age was 38.0 years. The mean hospital stay was 39.4 days. There was one inpatient death during primary interventions (10%) and three patients were deceased at the time of last follow-up (33%). The mean time to death, calculated from the date of the primary surgical intervention, and including inpatient and outpatient deaths, was 11.3 months. The mean time to last follow-up, calculated from the day of discharge, was 59.3 months. At the time of last follow-up, two patients reported resolution of headache; four patients reported continued visual deficits, and two patients reported ongoing changes in mental status. This review analyzes the outcomes for 10 patients who underwent surgical intervention for acromegaly or gigantism, and offers an explanation for Cushing's transition from the transfrontal "omega incision" to the transsphenoidal approach while practicing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  16. Aggressive tumor growth and clinical evolution in a patient with X-linked acro-gigantism syndrome.

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    Naves, Luciana A; Daly, Adrian F; Dias, Luiz Augusto; Yuan, Bo; Zakir, Juliano Coelho Oliveira; Barra, Gustavo Barcellos; Palmeira, Leonor; Villa, Chiara; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Júnior, Armindo Jreige; Neto, Florêncio Figueiredo Cavalcante; Liu, Pengfei; Pellegata, Natalia S; Stratakis, Constantine A; Lupski, James R; Beckers, Albert

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    X-linked acro-gigantism (X-LAG) syndrome is a newly described disease caused by microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 leading to copy number gain of GPR101. We describe the clinical progress of a sporadic male X-LAG syndrome patient with an Xq26.3 microduplication, highlighting the aggressive natural history of pituitary tumor growth in the absence of treatment. The patient first presented elsewhere aged 5 years 8 months with a history of excessive growth for >2 years. His height was 163 cm, his weight was 36 kg, and he had markedly elevated GH and IGF-1. MRI showed a non-invasive sellar mass measuring 32.5 × 23.9 × 29.1 mm. Treatment was declined and the family was lost to follow-up. At the age of 10 years and 7 months, he presented again with headaches, seizures, and visual disturbance. His height had increased to 197 cm. MRI showed an invasive mass measuring 56.2 × 58.1 × 45.0 mm, with compression of optic chiasma, bilateral cavernous sinus invasion, and hydrocephalus. His thyrotrope, corticotrope, and gonadotrope axes were deficient. Surgery, somatostatin analogs, and cabergoline did not control vertical growth and pegvisomant was added, although vertical growth continues (currently 207 cm at 11 years 7 months of age). X-LAG syndrome is a new genomic disorder in which early-onset pituitary tumorigenesis can lead to marked overgrowth and gigantism. This case illustrates the aggressive nature of tumor evolution and the challenging clinical management in X-LAG syndrome.

  17. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, Courtney; Adams, Hadie; Salvatori, Roberto; Wand, Gary; Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

    2011-03-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has never been reported. We uncovered 37 patients who Cushing treated with surgical intervention directed at the pituitary gland. Of these, nine patients who presented with symptoms of acromegaly, and one with symptoms of gigantism were selected for further review. Two patients underwent transfrontal 'omega incision' approaches, and the remaining eight underwent transsphenoidal approaches. Of the 10 patients, 6 were male. The mean age was 38.0 years. The mean hospital stay was 39.4 days. There was one inpatient death during primary interventions (10%) and three patients were deceased at the time of last follow-up (33%). The mean time to death, calculated from the date of the primary surgical intervention, and including inpatient and outpatient deaths, was 11.3 months. The mean time to last follow-up, calculated from the day of discharge, was 59.3 months. At the time of last follow-up, two patients reported resolution of headache; four patients reported continued visual deficits, and two patients reported ongoing changes in mental status. This review analyzes the outcomes for 10 patients who underwent surgical intervention for acromegaly or gigantism, and offers an explanation for Cushing's transition from the transfrontal "omega incision" to the transsphenoidal approach while practicing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. PMID:20821269

  18. Granuloma reparador de células gigantes: relato de cinco casos Giant cell reparative granuloma: report of five cases

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    Martin Torriani

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available O granuloma reparador de células gigantes é lesão óssea rara, correspondendo a cerca de 7% de todos os tumores ósseos benignos da mandíbula, com maior incidência no sexo feminino. Embora seja considerada resposta a um trauma, este antecedente nem sempre está presente. O aspecto radiológico característico é de lesão lítica, uni ou multiloculada, com afilamento da cortical, podendo apresentar calcificações no seu interior. Neste trabalho relatamos os aspectos clínicos e radiológicos de cinco casos de granuloma reparador de células gigantes envolvendo a mandíbula e o maxilar, e as principais características que permitem o diagnóstico diferencial com outras lesões fibro-ósseas que acometem a face.Giant cell reparative granuloma is an uncommon bone lesion accounting for slightly less than 7% of all benign tumors of the jaw and affecting predominantly females. It probably represents a reparative reaction to a traumatic injury, although history of trauma is not always confirmed. The characteristic radiological feature is a uni- or multilocular lytic bone defect eroding the bone cortical and occasionally presenting with calcifications within the lesion. We report the most important clinical and radiological features observed in five patients with giant cell reparative granuloma involving the mandible and the maxillae and discuss the main aspects for the differential diagnosis with other fibro-osseous lesions that affect the facial bones.

  19. Aggressive tumor growth and clinical evolution in a patient with X-linked acro-gigantism syndrome.

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    Naves, Luciana A; Daly, Adrian F; Dias, Luiz Augusto; Yuan, Bo; Zakir, Juliano Coelho Oliveira; Barra, Gustavo Barcellos; Palmeira, Leonor; Villa, Chiara; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Júnior, Armindo Jreige; Neto, Florêncio Figueiredo Cavalcante; Liu, Pengfei; Pellegata, Natalia S; Stratakis, Constantine A; Lupski, James R; Beckers, Albert

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    X-linked acro-gigantism (X-LAG) syndrome is a newly described disease caused by microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 leading to copy number gain of GPR101. We describe the clinical progress of a sporadic male X-LAG syndrome patient with an Xq26.3 microduplication, highlighting the aggressive natural history of pituitary tumor growth in the absence of treatment. The patient first presented elsewhere aged 5 years 8 months with a history of excessive growth for >2 years. His height was 163 cm, his weight was 36 kg, and he had markedly elevated GH and IGF-1. MRI showed a non-invasive sellar mass measuring 32.5 × 23.9 × 29.1 mm. Treatment was declined and the family was lost to follow-up. At the age of 10 years and 7 months, he presented again with headaches, seizures, and visual disturbance. His height had increased to 197 cm. MRI showed an invasive mass measuring 56.2 × 58.1 × 45.0 mm, with compression of optic chiasma, bilateral cavernous sinus invasion, and hydrocephalus. His thyrotrope, corticotrope, and gonadotrope axes were deficient. Surgery, somatostatin analogs, and cabergoline did not control vertical growth and pegvisomant was added, although vertical growth continues (currently 207 cm at 11 years 7 months of age). X-LAG syndrome is a new genomic disorder in which early-onset pituitary tumorigenesis can lead to marked overgrowth and gigantism. This case illustrates the aggressive nature of tumor evolution and the challenging clinical management in X-LAG syndrome. PMID:26607152

  20. Tratamento operatório das bolhas pulmonares gigantes Surgical treatment of giant emphysematous lung bullae

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    Marcio Botter

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A escassez de publicações nacionais a respeito desta doença no Brasil nos motivou a realizar o presente trabalho, cujos objetivos são descrever a evolução histórica e analisar os resultados do tratamento operatório das bolhas enfisematosas gigantes na Santa Casa de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos retrospectivamente, entre janeiro de 1979 a junho de 2005, os prontuários de 83 doentes submetidos a uma entre quatro modalidades operatórias: bulectomia por toracotomia, bulectomia por cirurgia torácica videoassistida (CTVA, drenagem de bolha por CTVA e drenagem de bolha com anestesia local, totalizando 92 operações. Os parâmetros analisados foram tempo de internação, complicações pós-operatórias, mortalidade perioperatória e tardia, além de parâmetros clínicos e funcionais pré e pós-operatórios. RESULTADOS: A morbidade foi de 40,2% e mortalidade pós-operatória precoce, de 4,3%. As complicações pós-operatórias tiveram relação com os antecedentes mórbidos dos doentes. Fatores como enfisema pulmonar difuso, múltiplas bolhas e idade não influenciaram nas complicações precoces. Houve melhora da sintomatologia e dos resultados funcionais em 94,5% dos doentes. Não houve recidiva das bolhas operadas. A mortalidade cinco anos após a operação foi de 18,3% e decorreu, principalmente, da progressão clínica do enfisema pulmonar difuso. CONCLUSÃO: Diversas modalidades operatórias foram realizadas para tratar bolhas pulmonares enfisematosas, desde a bulectomia por toracotomia, na fase inicial até a drenagem de bolha com anestesia local e talcagem, o método que preferencialmente realizamos nos dias atuais. Independente do método utilizado, entretanto, não obstante a morbidade relativamente elevada, os resultados pós-operatórios são bastante favoráveis, com baixa mortalidade e incontestável melhora clínico-funcional dos doentes operados.OBJECTIVE: Lack of Brazilian publications regarding this disease

  1. Stock assessment and management of Dosidicus gigas in the Southeast Pacific Ocean with Schaefer model%基于 Schaefer 模型的东南太平洋茎柔鱼资源评估和管理

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    许骆良; 陈新军; 汪金涛; 官文江

    2015-01-01

    东南太平洋茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas )是世界范围内最重要的经济头足类之一,也是我国鱿钓渔船的重要捕捞对象。本文根据2003—2012年中国大陆的渔业数据和 FAO 统计的东南太平洋茎柔鱼产量数据,利用 Schaefer 模型,基于贝叶斯统计方法,分基准方案和敏感性分析方案对东南太平洋茎柔鱼资源进行评估,并对其管理策略做了风险分析。结果表明,年渔获量和 CPUE 数据为贝叶斯资源评估模型提供了足够多的信息。2003—2012年捕捞死亡率低于目标参考点 F0.1,渔获量小于最大可持续产量,资源量大于目标参考点 Bmsy ,资源状况良好,未遭受过度捕捞。在基准方案下,最大可持续产量为142.9万吨,维持最大可持续产量的资源量为214.7万吨,此时的捕捞死亡率为0.682;在敏感性分析方案下,最大的可持续产量为152.5万吨,维持最大可持续产量的资源量为229.6万吨,此时的捕捞死亡率为0.691。决策分析和风险分析表明,当捕获率设定为0.3以下时,资源能够得到较好的养护,资源崩溃的可能性很低。将捕获率设定在0.3左右是最适的管理策略,此时的持续产量为99万吨左右。%Dosidicus gigas is one of the important economic cephalopod in the world.It is widely distributed in the east of Pacific Ocean.Nowadays the yield of Dosidicus gigas occupies more than 50% of the total yield of squid in China mainland.In 2012 ,the yearly catch in China mainland reached 221.1 thousand tons,the number of fishing vessels are more than 250.It is necessary to assess the stock for making the fishery sustainable.Unfortunately lit-tle work is done in this field.The stock assessment and risk analysis of alternative management strategies for Dosi-dicus gigas in the Southeast Pacific Ocean were carried out by using a Bayesian Schaefer model,in which two sce-narios,standard scenario and

  2. Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism): analysis of 8 cases Síndrome de Sotos (gigantismo cerebral): análise de 8 casos

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    Débora Gusmão Melo; Angelina Xavier Acosta; Maria Aparecida de Almeida Salles; João Monteiro de Pina-Neto; José Daniel Vieira Castro; Antonio Carlos Santos

    2002-01-01

    Sotos syndrome or cerebral gigantism is characterized by macrocephaly, overgrowth, mental retardation and central nervous system abnormalities. Congenital heart defects may be present. We report 8 patients with this syndrome and relate their clinical features, neuroimaging and echocardiographic findings.A síndrome de Sotos ou gigantismo cerebral é caracterizada por macrocefalia, hipercrescimento, dismorfias faciais típicas, deficiência mental e alterações do sistema nervoso central. Malformaç...

  3. PRELIMINARY STUDY ON FISHERIES BIOLOGY OF DOSIDICUS GIGAS IN THE WATERS NEAR THE EQUATOR OF EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN%东太平洋赤道附近海域茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)渔业生物学的初步研究

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    陈新军; 李建华; 易倩; 刘必林; 杨铭霞; 陆化杰

    2012-01-01

    Based on the samples of 1178 squids in total from Chinese squid jigging vessels near the equator of the eastern Pacific in 2011, the biological characteristics of Dosidicus gigas were studied. The results showed that the range of mantle length was from 201 to 421mm and the average attained 290mm, the dominant mantle length ranged from 260 to 320mm. Body weight was from 200g to 2650g and the average attained 1000g, the dominant body weight ranged from 600 to 1000g. The equation of the relationship between mantle length and body weight was fitted by power exponent. The sexual ratio of female to male was 2.59 : 1. The sexual maturity stage dominated I and II. The length and weight of nidamental gland of D. gigas increased with the growth of gland maturity. And the mantle length of first maturity of females was 397.2mm. The feeding stage dominated 0-1. It can be found that D. gigas near the equator is obvious different from that in the Gulf of California and waters off Chile, Peru and Costa Rica. We can conclude that the population of D. gigas near the equator of the eastern Pacific belongs to small group.%根据2011年东太平洋赤道附近海域探捕期间采集的1178尾茎柔鱼样本,进行了茎柔鱼的生物学特性研究。结果表明:茎柔鱼胴长范围为201-421mm,平均胴长为290mm,优势胴长为260—320mm;体重范围为200-2650g,平均体重为1000g,优势体重为600-1000g;胴长与体重关系呈幂指数关系;雌、雄性比为2.59:1;性腺成熟度以I、Ⅱ期为主;缠卵腺长和缠卵腺重随着性腺的成熟而逐步增大;雌性初次性成熟胴长为397.2mm;摄食等级以0—1级为主;与其它海域相比,该海域茎柔鱼个体差异明显,主要为小型群体。

  4. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Clauss, Marcus; Steuer, Patrick; Müller, Dennis W H; Codron, Daryl; Hummel, Jürgen

    2013-01-01

    Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM) with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively) allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM.

  5. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Marcus Clauss

    Full Text Available Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM.

  6. Dorsal resection of a thoracic hemivertebra in a 4-year-old boy with endochondral gigantism. A case report.

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    Zarghooni, Kourosh; Sobotrke, Rolf; Schmidt, Heinrich; Rollinghoff, Marc; Siewe, Jan; Eysel, Peer

    2010-10-01

    The authors present what appears to be the first case of congenital kyphosis due to a T12 hemivertebra in a four-year-old boy with endochondral gigantism syndrome of unknown origin. Because of his overgrowth, the patient had severe medical and orthopaedic problems and was almost immobile. Prior to surgery, he experienced a rapidly progressive thoracolumbar kyphosis to 600 (T10-L2). MRI of the brain and spine showed critical protraction of the spinal cord and myelopathy from compression at T12. Single-stage posterior resection of the hemivertebra with spinal shortening and dorsal transpedicular instrumentation of T10-L2 was performed. Although the bone tissue was cartilaginous and dysplastic, 420 (30%) correction was achieved along with decompression of the spinal canal. The patient experienced no neurological impairment post-operatively. At follow-up examination 1.5 year after surgery, the patient's movement disorder had improved markedly and he was able to stand and walk. This very rare case demonstrates that single-stage posterior hemivertebra resection and transpedicular instrumentation for correction of congenital kyphosis can be a safe and effective procedure even in a very challenging case.

  7. Gigantic enhancement in the dielectric properties of polymer-based composites using core/shell MWCNT/amorphous carbon nanohybrids

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    Guo, Qikai; Xue, Qingzhong; Sun, Jin; Dong, Mingdong; Xia, Fujun; Zhang, Zhongyang

    2015-02-01

    Novel core/shell structured multi-walled carbon nanotube/amorphous carbon (MWCNT@AC) nanohybrids were successfully prepared using a simple and novel method. Subsequently, the MWCNT@AC nanohybrids were used as fillers to enhance the dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) based composites. It is found that the dielectric constant of the MWCNT@AC/PVDF composites can reach 5910 (the dielectric loss is ~2), which is considerably better than that of MWCNT/PVDF composites. The uniform amorphous carbon shell provides an insulative layer between adjacent MWCNTs in the polymer matrix, which not only prevents the direct contact of MWCNTs but also improves the dispersibility of the MWCNTs. Therefore, a surprising number of microcapacitors could be formed in the composites before the formation of a conductive network, leading to a gigantic enhancement in the dielectric properties. Our strategy provides a new approach to fabricate excellent dielectric materials for energy storage capacitors. In addition, the design concept used in this work can be extended to other carbon materials.

  8. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Clauss, Marcus; Steuer, Patrick; Müller, Dennis W H; Codron, Daryl; Hummel, Jürgen

    2013-01-01

    Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM) with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively) allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM. PMID:24204552

  9. Rapid method for controlling the correct labeling of products containing common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and main substitute species (Eledone cirrhosa and Dosidicus gigas) by fast real-time PCR.

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    Espiñeira, Montserrat; Vieites, Juan M

    2012-12-15

    The TaqMan real-time PCR has the highest potential for automation, therefore representing the currently most suitable method for screening, allowing the detection of fraudulent or unintentional mislabeling of species. This work describes the development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) system for the detection and identification of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and main substitute species (Eledone cirrhosa and Dosidicus gigas). This technique is notable for the combination of simplicity, speed, sensitivity and specificity in an homogeneous assay. The method can be applied to all kinds of products; fresh, frozen and processed, including those undergoing intensive processes of transformation. This methodology was validated to check how the degree of food processing affects the method and the detection of each species. Moreover, it was applied to 34 commercial samples to evaluate the labeling of products made from them. The methodology herein developed is useful to check the fulfillment of labeling regulations for seafood products and to verify traceability in commercial trade and for fisheries control.

  10. 鱿鱼皮明胶水解物降血压活性研究%Studies on the Antihypertensive Activity of Squid(Dosidicus eschrichitii Steenstrup)Skin Gelatin Hydrolysates

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    林琳; 李八方; 吕顺; 赵雪; 庄永亮; 陆剑锋

    2010-01-01

    探讨了秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidicus eschrichitii Steenstrup)皮明胶水解物对血管紧张素转化酶(ACE)的抑制活性以及其降血压作用.采用超滤法对明胶水解液进行初步分离;采用比色法检测不同分子量范围鱿鱼皮明胶水解物组分的ACE抑制活性;采用两肾一夹型建立肾血管性高血压大鼠(RHR)模型,经口服预防给药30 d后,测定大鼠血压和血液中血管紧张素Ⅱ(AngⅡ)含量.试验结果表明鱿鱼皮明胶水解物体外均能明显抑制ACE的活性,其中UC-2和UF-2的半抑制浓度(IC_(50))分别为0.71和0.79 mg/mL.UF-2组分经口服预防给药可显著降低肾血管性高血压大鼠的动脉血压和大鼠血浆中的AngⅡ水平,具有较好的降血压效果.

  11. Rapid method for controlling the correct labeling of products containing common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and main substitute species (Eledone cirrhosa and Dosidicus gigas) by fast real-time PCR.

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    Espiñeira, Montserrat; Vieites, Juan M

    2012-12-15

    The TaqMan real-time PCR has the highest potential for automation, therefore representing the currently most suitable method for screening, allowing the detection of fraudulent or unintentional mislabeling of species. This work describes the development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) system for the detection and identification of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and main substitute species (Eledone cirrhosa and Dosidicus gigas). This technique is notable for the combination of simplicity, speed, sensitivity and specificity in an homogeneous assay. The method can be applied to all kinds of products; fresh, frozen and processed, including those undergoing intensive processes of transformation. This methodology was validated to check how the degree of food processing affects the method and the detection of each species. Moreover, it was applied to 34 commercial samples to evaluate the labeling of products made from them. The methodology herein developed is useful to check the fulfillment of labeling regulations for seafood products and to verify traceability in commercial trade and for fisheries control. PMID:22980826

  12. NOVOS LETRAMENTOS NA CULTURA DIGITAL: O REMIX VEM PRA RUA - O GIGANTE ACORDOU COMO UM HÍBRIDO

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A utilização da internet, das mídias e redes sociais digitais e de celulares se constituiu como um diferencial importantíssimo no grande movimento social que mexeu com o País e com as visões sobre ele nas manifestações ocorridas em junho de 2013. Essas mídias e redes sociais digitais (YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. se constituíram como canais de informação, ambientes comunicacionais, pontos de encontro, enfim, em redes e, às vezes, até em comunidades que facilitaram os relacionamentos entre os que estavam conectados e dispostos a se manifestarem de algum modo. Nessa direção, os novos letramentos digitais e o novo ethos como defendido por Lankshear e Knobel (2007 proporcionaram contribuições significativas para o uso das tecnologias digitais de informação e comunicação na propagação dessas manifestações, e, buscando compreender o modo como esses novos letramentos favoreceram isso, neste artigo buscamos, a partir das noções de hibridismo e intercalação (GARCÍA CANCLINI, 2008 [1989]; BAKHTIN, 2002 [1934-5] e  nas discussões de Lankshear e Knobel (2007; 2008 sobre remix e sobre linguagens hipermidiática e híbrido digital (SANTAELLA, 2003; 2004, realizar uma análise qualitativa do remix digita Vem pra rua - O gigante acordou,  no que diz respeito as técnicas de produção e constituição desse gênero na construção de novos significado, considerando o horizonte espacial e temporal (VOLOCHINOV/BAKHTIN, [1926]1976 nos quais foi produzido

  13. Giant Ovarian Cyst: a Case Report Quiste gigante de ovario: presentación de un caso

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    Full Text Available The giant cysts ovarian growths are rare in the gynecological conditions. We present the case of a patient of 62 years of age, of white color of the skin, weight 73 kg. He came to the General Teaching Hospital "Enrique Cabrera" referring volume increase progressive on the abdomen for a year and a half of evolution without another symptom companion in its beginning, but in recent months caused her lack of air before the efforts, urinated with more frequent than usual and with a lack of appetite. He was diagnosed with cystic mass dependent on ovary, by ultrasonography and computed axial tomography. The practical laparotomy and was resected ovarian cyst left from 21 kg in weight. The anatomopathological study further reported a mucinous cystadenoma ovarian tumor Brenner associated.Los quistes gigantes de ovario son tumoraciones poco frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 62 años de edad, de color de piel blanca, peso 73 kg. que acudió al Hospital General Docente “Enrique Cabrera” refiriendo aumento progresivo de volumen del abdomen, de un año y medio de evolución sin otro síntoma acompañante en su comienzo, pero en los últimos meses le provocaba falta de aire ante los esfuerzos, orinaba con más frecuencia de lo acostumbrado y con falta de apetito. Se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario, por ultrasonografía y Tomografía Axial Computarizada. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó quiste de ovario izquierdo de 21 kg. de peso. El estudio anatomopatológico ulterior reportó un cistoadenoma mucinoso de ovario con tumor de Brenner asociado.

  14. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Bonnan, Matthew F; Wilhite, D Ray; Masters, Simon L; Yates, Adam M; Gardner, Christine K; Aguiar, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods) plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators), showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load.

  15. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Full Text Available Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators, showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load.

  16. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Bonnan, Matthew F; Wilhite, D Ray; Masters, Simon L; Yates, Adam M; Gardner, Christine K; Aguiar, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods) plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators), showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load. PMID:24130690

  17. A Mixed-Ligand Approach for a Gigantic and Hollow Heterometallic Cage {Ni64 RE96 } for Gas Separation and Magnetic Cooling Applications.

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    Chen, Wei-Peng; Liao, Pei-Qin; Yu, Youzhu; Zheng, Zhiping; Chen, Xiao-Ming; Zheng, Yan-Zhen

    2016-08-01

    Nanosized aggregations of metal ions shielded by organic ligands possessing both exquisite structural aesthetics and intriguing properties are fundamentally interesting. Three isostructural gigantic transition-metal-rare-earth heterometallic coordination cages are reported, abbreviated as {Ni64 RE96 } (RE=Gd, Dy, and Y) and obtained by a mixed-ligand approach, each possessing a cuboidal framework made of 160 metal ions and a nanosized spherical cavity in the center. Along with the structural novelty, these hollow cages show highly selective adsorptions for CO2 over CH4 or N2 at ambient temperatures. Moreover, the gadolinium analogue exhibits large magnetocaloric effect at ultralow temperatures.

  18. Nevo melanocítico congénito gigante: presentación de tres casos Giants congenital melanocytic nevus: Report of three cases

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    Full Text Available Los Nevos Melanocíticos Congénitos (NMC son lesiones pigmentarias, que pueden aparecer en el nacimiento, aunque hay casos comunicados hasta el primer año de vida (Nevo Melanocítico Congénito Tardío. Presentan ciertas características clínicas y evolutivas de gran importancia: el compromiso estético de las formas gigantes, la asociación con melanocitosis meníngea y su transformación maligna de la lesión cutánea o meníngea. Presentamos tres casos de nevos melanocíticos congénitos gigantes. Cabe destacar, que el objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión del tema, orientar al seguimiento y control de los mismos y destacar la dificultad para su tratamiento debido a su gran tamaño.The Congenital Melanocytic Nevus are lesions melanocytic pigmented. Already apparent at birth but there are cases reported to the first year of life (Late Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Certain features and evolution clinics that are important: the great compromise of aesthetic forms giant, meningeal melanocitosis association and its malignant transformation. We present three cases of Giants Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. It should be noted, that the purpose of this article is a review of the issue and guide the monitoring and control of them and point out the difficult treatment.

  19. Mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis Simultaneous multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis

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    Bárbara C. Finn

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available La amiloidosis sistémica primaria y el mieloma múltiple con amiloidosis primaria se han presentado con características clínicas e histopatológicas que simulan una arteritis de células gigantes. Hasta el momento la asociación se basaba en el rol antigénico del depósito de amiloide sobre las arterias, desencadenando la respuesta inmune que finaliza con una arteritis. Presentamos el primer caso en la literatura de un paciente con mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis sistémica, sugiriendo una relación patogénica entre estas dos entidades. En el caso de nuestro paciente se descartó la presencia de amiloide en la pared arterial, por lo que proponemos que el estímulo para el desarrollo de la arteritis podría ser una excesiva producción de interleuquina 6 fabricada por las células mielomatosas.Primary systemic amyloidosis with clinical and histopathologic features of giant cell arteritis has already been described. The association of multiple myeloma (with primary amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis is also known. We present the first case in the literature of a patient with multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis, suggesting a pathogenic relationship between the two diseases.

  20. Paciente con complicación poco frecuente de arteritis de células gigantes Rare complication in a patient with giant cell arteritis

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    S. Olivera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes (arteritis de la arteria temporal es una vasculitis crónica que afecta mayoritariamente a personas de edad avanzada. Aunque se trata de una enfermedad sistémica, se afectan sobre todo las arterias craneales. La complicación más frecuente de esta patología es la pérdida visual. Presentamos el caso clínico de una paciente que padeció varias complicaciones, entre ellas una necrosis lingual, a raíz de serle diagnosticada una arteritis de células gigantes tras iniciar el tratamiento de la misma.Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis is a chronic vasculitis that usually affects older people. Although this is a systemic disease, it most often affects the cranial arteries. The most frequent complication of this disorder is visual loss. We report the case of a patient who suffered several rare complications, including tongue necrosis, as a result of being diagnosed with giant cell arteritis following the start of treatment.

  1. Bocio multinodular gigante deformante. Presentación de un caso sin síntomas obstructivos

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    Paul Bogucki

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 50 años, con una tumoración en la parte anterior de cuello de 25 años de evolución, sin síntomas de compresión. Al examen físico se aprecia una glándula tiroides de gran tamaño que deforma el cuello, de superficie lisa y nodular, de aproximadamente 16x12cm. Los estudios de imágenes y de laboratorio confirmaron el diagnóstico. Se practicó una tiroidectomía total, obteniéndose una glándula de 17x12cm. Se identificaron y preservaron ambos nervios laríngeos recurrentes y las glándulas paratiroides. No hubo complicaciones postoperatorias y el resultado estético fue satisfactorio. En conclusión el bocio es una patología común en las zonas con insuficiente aporte de Yodo, donde tiene una incidencia aproximada de 11%. Las estadísticas obtenidas en nuestro hospital se corresponden con lo publicado en la literatura internacional. La variedad gigante es infrecuente, constituyendo una causa de síntomas compresivos y disconformidad estética, por lo que la cirugía es la indicación terapéutica. Abstract Giant multinodular goiter. A case report with no obstructive symptoms In this report we show a 50 years male patient with a tumor in the anterior part of neck of 25 years of evolution, without symptoms of compression. Physical examination shows a large thyroid gland, which deforms the neck, smooth and nodular, painless to palpation, approximately 16x12cm. Imaging studies and laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of multinodular goiter. A total thyroidectomy was performed, with a gland 17x12cm. Were identified and preserved both recurrent laryngeal nerves and parathyroid glands. There were no postoperative complications and the aesthetic result was satisfactory. In conclusion the goiter is a condition common in areas with insufficient supply of iodine, which has an incidence of approximately 11%. The statistics obtained in our hospital are as published in the international literature to endemic

  2. Giant ovarian serous cystadenoma. A case report Cistadenoma seroso gigante de ovario. Presentación de un caso

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    Daniel Olivera Fajardo

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Ovarian tumors are not as common as uterus and breast tumors. They are regarded as the third group of women benign and malignant tumors. Ovarian serous cystadenomas arise from the superficial coelomic epithelium and are composed of cystic areas. There are macroscopically small tumors and massive tumors occupying the entire pelvis and even the abdominal cavity. The case of a 57 years old female patient with a history of apparent good health that attended consultation because of abdomen enlargement after a year of evolution is presented. The patient referred also nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal left flank pain. She was treated at the General Surgery Department of the General University Hospital "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima". Left oophorectomy was performed. Histopathological examination showed a giant serous ovarian cystadenoma. Pos-surgery evolution was satisfactory.Los tumores del ovario no son tan frecuentes como los del útero y los de la mama. Constituyen el tercer grupo de tumores benignos y malignos de la mujer. El cistadenoma seroso de ovario se deriva del epitelio superficial (celómico, formado por áreas quísticas. Hay tumores pequeños macroscópicamente y tumores masivos que ocupan toda la pelvis e incluso la cavidad abdominal. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 57 años de edad, sexo femenino, con antecedentes aparentes de salud, que acudió a consulta por presentar aumento de volumen de su abdomen, de un año de evolución, acompañado de náuseas, pérdida de apetito y dolor abdominal en flanco izquierdo, la cual fue atendida en el Servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital General Universitario "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima". Se le realizó anexectomía izquierda. El estudio histopatológico arrojó un cistadenoma seroso gigante de ovario. La evolución posquirúrgica fue satisfactoria.

  3. 秘鲁外海茎柔鱼渔场时空分布分析%Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fishing Ground for Dosidicus giga s in the Offshore Waters of Peru

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    徐冰; 陈新军; 钱卫国; 田思泉

    2011-01-01

    Jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas, distributed in the waters of Peru, is an important economic squid. Understanding of the spatial and temporal variations in the distribution of this squid is useful to rational utilization of its resources. In this study, based on the fishing data and sea surface temperature (SST) collected by Chinese squid fleets in the waters off Peru from 2003 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2009, the methods of spatial distance and aggregative analysis were used to study the spatial and temporal variations in fishing ground for Dosidicus gigas. The result indicated that there were some differences on the gravity between years. It was found that the position of longitude showed westward move with months, whereas its latitude showed northward shift from January to June and southward shift from July to December. The cluster analysis showed that four groups are divided, I. E. (2003, (2006 and 2008)), (2004, (2007 and 2009)) respectively. The results indicated that the gravities of catch between 2006 and 2009 are different. The former's weight position of catch is 82°23'W and 12°53'S and the tatter's weight position of catch is 81°47 W and 14°27' S, which have 1. 5 degrees of latitude difference. The results showed that the monthly difference in fishing ground may be caused by the migration of jumbo flying squid, and the annual difference in fishing ground may be related to the changes of marine environment.%秘鲁外海茎柔鱼是重要的经济性种类,掌握其渔场时空分布规律有助于资源的合理利用.本文根据2003-2004年和2006-2009年我国鱿钓船在秘鲁外海的生产统计和海洋表面温度(SST)等资料,使用空间距离和聚类分析的方法,对其各年间渔场时空分布进行分析比较.结果表明,各年产量重心的分布都存在一定差异,产量重心在经度上随月份整体上呈现向西移动的趋势,在纬度方向上1~6月整体上呈向北移动的趋势,7~12月则表现出向南移

  4. 利用智利外海茎柔鱼内脏速酿鱼露的研究%Study on fish sauce brewed from the viscera of Dosidicus gigass

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    曲映红; 王敏; 刘志东; 陈新军; 陈舜胜

    2011-01-01

    目的 以智利外海茎柔鱼内脏为原料,采用保温、加曲、加酶等不同速酿方法制备鱼露.方法 测定鱼露在不同酿制阶段的pH值、氨基酸态氮和章鱼胺含量,并对最终样品作感官评价.结果 与结论酿制20 d内,pH值和氨基酸态氮变化显著,20 d后趋于稳定.鱼露酿制前期,章鱼胺含量逐渐增加,15~20 d时,达到最大值,然后又呈下降趋势.保温和加曲速酿的样品在气味上优于加酶的样品.%Objective To brew fish sauce using the viscera of Dosidicus gigass. Methods To shorten brewage period, methods such as insulation, adding enzyme or koji were adopted. The changes of pH value,amino acid nitrogen and content of octopamine during brewage were investigated. The sensory characteristics were also evaluated. Results and Conclusion The pH value and amino acid nitrogen increased obviously in the first 20 days and then became steady. The content of octopamine climbed to the top of 6~7 mg · L-1 ml during 15~20 days of brewage and decreased afterwards. The smell of fish sauce added enzyme was the most unpleasant among the three kinds of samples.

  5. 秘鲁鱿鱼和日本海鱿鱼营养成分分析与评价%Analysis and Evaluation of Nutritional Compositions of Dosidicus gigas and Onychoteuthis borealijaponicus okada

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    杨宪时; 王丽丽; 李学英; 黄洪亮; 迟海

    2013-01-01

    以秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidicus gigas)和日本海鱿鱼(Onychoteuthis borealijaponicus okada)为原料,对其胴体的营养成分进行了分析比较与评价.研究表明,秘鲁鱿鱼和日本海鱿鱼都是低脂肪高蛋白食品,两者的蛋白质、脂肪、灰分含量均相近,水分含量前者显著高于后者(P<0.05).两者的磷P、锌Zn、铜Cu含量没有显著性差别,日本海鱿鱼钙Ca的含量为(2.31‰)高于秘鲁鱿鱼(1.64‰).秘鲁鱿鱼的氨基酸总量、∑EAA/∑AA均高于日本海鱿鱼,按照FAO/WHO建议的氨基酸评分标准模式,两者均属于优质蛋白质.两种鱿鱼含量最高的氨基酸均为谷氨酸,以AAS模式来看,虽然两种鱿鱼必须氨基酸指数不同,但都大于0.5,说明鱿鱼胴体营养丰富且符合人体对氨基酸的需求.秘鲁鱿鱼含有10种不饱和脂肪酸,日本海鱿鱼含有7种.与其他海产品相比较,鱿鱼的DHA含量较高,营养丰富,是具有较高开发前景的优质海产品.

  6. Paralarvae of the complex Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis-Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) in the northern limit of the shallow oxygen minimum zone of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (April 2012)

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    Sánchez-Velasco, Laura; Ruvalcaba-Aroche, Erick D.; Beier, Emilio; Godínez, Victor M.; Barton, Eric D.; Díaz-Viloria, Noe; Pacheco, María. R.

    2016-03-01

    The three-dimensional distribution of the paralarvae of the complex Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis-Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) was analyzed at the northern limit of the shallow oxygen minimum zone in the Eastern Tropical Pacific in April 2012. The upper limit of the oxygen minimum water (˜44 µmol/kg or 1 mL/L) rises from ˜100 m depth in the entrance of the Gulf of California to ˜20 m depth off Cabo Corrientes. Most of the paralarvae of this complex, dominated by D. gigas, were concentrated in the Gulf entrance, between the thermocline (˜20 to ˜50 m depth) and the sea surface, in the warmest (>19°C) oxygenated (>176 µmol/kg) layer. The highest abundance of paralarvae was detected in an anticyclonic eddy (˜120 km diameter and >500 m deep), which contained lower-salinity water (<35 g/kg), consistent with formation in the California Current. Lower paralarvae abundance was recorded further south off Cabo Corrientes, where hypoxic layers were elevated as water shoaled nearshore. Almost no paralarvae were found in the north of the study area beyond the strong salinity front (˜34.8-35.4 g/kg) that bounded the anticyclone. These results showed an affinity of the paralarvae for lower-salinity, oxygenated water, illustrated by the influence of the mesoscale anticyclonic eddy and the salinity front in their distribution. Based on this study, it can be concluded that the expansion of the depth range of hypoxic water observed in the Eastern Tropical Pacific may be increasing environmental stress on the paralarvae by vertically restricting their habitat, and so affecting their survival.

  7. ASPECTOS MORFOANATÔMICOS DE FRUTOS DE TOMATEIRO CULTIVAR ÂNGELA GIGANTE, SUBMETIDOS A TRATAMENTOS COM REGULADORES VEGETAIS

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    MARIA BERNARDETE GONÇALVES MARTINS

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como finalidade obter dados morfológicos de frutos de tomateiro, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. `Ângela Gigante', submetidos à ação de reguladores vegetais, em dois ensaios que ocorreram em épocas distintas, em casa de vegetação. As mudas foram selecionadas e transplantadas para vasos com capacidade de 12 L de terra, contendo uma mistura de solo argiloso, areia, matéria orgânica e uma adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K. No segundo ensaio, após o transplante das mudas, além da adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K, efetuaram-se adubações adicionais (fertirrigação. Em ambos os ensaios, quando as plantas atingiram quatro folhas definitivas, realizaram-se as pulverizações com giberelina, GA3 50 mg/L; ácido naftalenacético, NAA 100 mg/L; cloreto (2-cloroetil trimetilamônio, CCC 1.500 mg/L e ácido succínico -2,2 dimetil-hidrazida, SADH 3.000 mg/L. Em relação aos estudos anatômicos, observou-se que os tratamentos com retardadores vegetais (CCC e SADH produziram frutos firmes, com formato tipo barril e ombros salientes; entretanto, em seção transversal, notou-se perda de viscosidade e atrofia de sementes, principalmente nos frutos de plantas tratadas com SADH. Os tratamentos com NAA e GA3 causaram eventual formação de frutos geminados. O tratamento com GA3 apresentou o parênquima do pericarpo com grãos de amido em processo de fragmentação, provavelmente em virtude de o GA3 acelerar a atividade da amilase, afetando o processo de maturação dos frutos e transformando o amido em açúcares. Notaram-se no mesocarpo células com grande quantidade de cristais de oxalato de cálcio sob a forma de areia cristalina. Do tratamento com CCC resultaram frutos suculentos com células da placenta degeneradas, deixando livre grande quantidade de mucilagem. O pericarpo apresentou grande quantidade de grãos de amido composto em toda a extensão, provavelmente por haver um atraso no processo de

  8. No More Gigantism

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    Vohra, B. B.

    1975-01-01

    The food situation in India is critical. It requires the development of both land and water resources, both of which are largely untapped. Ground water is one undeveloped resource that can help alleviate the irrigation problems facing agriculture. More efficient utilization could free millions of hectares of land for cultivation. (MA)

  9. Hernia incisional gigante

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    Ada Arleny Pérez Mayo

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó el caso de paciente femenina de 53 años, intervenida por primera vez en el Hospital Nacional de San Pedro Necta del Departamento de Huehuetenango, en Guatemala, por una hernia incisional de 26 años de padecimiento. Se realizó cuidadosa preparación preoperatoria, que incluyó la antisepsia local de la piel y la aplicación de enemas evacuantes con Cloruro de Sodio al 0,9%. La técnica utilizada consistió en una incisión en Losange alrededor de la cicatriz anterior. Se procedió al cierre del anillo único de más de 10 cm de diámetro y la colocación de malla de polipropileno supra aponeurótica, con sutura no absorbible monofilamentosa. Fue posible el restablecimiento de la capacidad toraco-abdominal, al regresar las asas intestinales contenidas en el saco herniario a la cavidad. Se administró ceftriaxona, como antibiótico profiláctico. La paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y la estadía reportada fue de siete días. No ocurrieron complicaciones como seroma, hematoma o infección de la herida quirúrgica, que se atribuyó, en buena medida, a la colocación oportuna de drenajes durante 48 horas del postoperatorio. No hubo recidiva herniaria, con un seguimiento promedio de 19 meses; ni existieron manifestaciones de rechazo, atribuibles al material protésico

  10. Lipomas gigantes Giants lipomas

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    Pietro Accetta

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available The authors report two cases of giants lipomas in the gluteal region with 3,9 and 3,1 kg. They make a brief epidemiological presentation and consider diagnosis and treatment. They believe that CT scan is the best image method, as it provides more information about size and relationship with surrounding structures. They are against biopsies and lipoaspiration but stand up for the total exeresis as the best option of treatment.

  11. Tratamento de hemangioma gigante com interferon alfa: relato de dois casos Treatment of giant hemangioma with interferon-alpha: report of two cases

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    Ana Julia Balau

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é descrever o uso de interferon alfa no tratamento de pacientes com hemangioma gigante. Os autores relatam e analisam dois casos de hemangioma gigante em tratamento com interferon alfa. IBS, 3 anos, em acompanhamento no Ambulatório de Hematologia desde um ano de idade com quadro de lesão angiomatosa em praticamente toda hemiface direita, acompanhada de sangramentos gengivais importantes. Após a realização de exames complementares (Angiorressonância magnética e feito o diagnóstico de hemangioma gigante em face, foi iniciado tratamento com prednisona e, posteriormente, associação com interferon alfa e observada importante melhora do quadro, resultando na diminuição dos episódios de sangramento e no tamanho do tumor. C.N.P., 12 anos, apresentando nódulo em região lateral de joelho esquerdo há 2 anos, com aumento progressivo do tamanho e dor local. Fez uso de prednisona e, sem melhora do quadro, introduzido interferon alfa com regressão importante do tamanho do tumor. O tratamento com interferon alfa deve ser considerado no tratamento de hemangiomas, pois apresenta bons resultados em relação à diminuição do tamanho do tumor e, conseqüentemente, reduz as intercorrências clínicas associadas à sua presença, principalmente os sangramentos.The aim of this study is to describe the treatment using interferon-alpha of giant hemangiomas in children. The authors report two cases of children presenting with giant hemangiomas treated using interferon-alpha and analyze the results. IBS, 3 years-old, has been followed up in Famema Hemathology Service since she was 1 year-old with a tumor on the face and persistent bleeding. After clinical and radiologic evaluations and suggested the diagnosis of giant hemangioma, she started treatment with interferon-alpha. A great clinical improvement was observed a reducing of the number of episodes of bleedings and a decrease in of the tumor size. CNP, 12 years-old, came to

  12. Qualidade pós-colheita de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis gigante' tratada com etileno, absorvedor de etileno e 1-metilciclopropeno Postharvest quality of ‘Teresópolis gigante' cauliflower treated with ethylene, ethylene absorbent and 1-methylcyclopropene

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    Auri Brackmann

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi de avaliar o efeito da aplicação e absorção de etileno, assim como o uso de 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP sobre a qualidade pós-colheita de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis Gigante'. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: armazenamento refrigerado, uso de saches de permanganato de potássio (80g, 1-MCP (1,0 e 0,5µl L-1 e aplicação de etileno (1,0µl L-1. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, a coloração mais verde da cabeça e das folhas foi obtida nos tratamentos com a aplicação de 1-MCP e uso de saches de permanganato de potássio. A menor firmeza da haste foi obtida com a aplicação de etileno. Conclui-se que a aplicação de 1-MCP, assim como o uso de saches de permanganato de potássio promovem a manutenção da cor verde da cabeça e das folhas, assim como o etileno exógeno reduz a firmeza da haste de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis Gigante'.The objective of this work was to analyze the effect of the application and absorption of ethylene, as well as the use of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP concerning the postharvest quality of ‘Teresópolis Gigante' cauliflower. According to the results, the greenest value of the head and of the leaf were got in treatments with application of 1-MCP and use of potassium permanganate. The least stem's firmness was got with the application of ethylene. Then the application of 1-MCP, as well as the use potassium permanganate promoted the maintenance of the green color of the head and of the leaf, as well as exogenous ethylene reduced the stem's firmness of the ‘Teresópolis Gigante' cauliflower.

  13. Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism: analysis of 8 cases Síndrome de Sotos (gigantismo cerebral: análise de 8 casos

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    Débora Gusmão Melo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Sotos syndrome or cerebral gigantism is characterized by macrocephaly, overgrowth, mental retardation and central nervous system abnormalities. Congenital heart defects may be present. We report 8 patients with this syndrome and relate their clinical features, neuroimaging and echocardiographic findings.A síndrome de Sotos ou gigantismo cerebral é caracterizada por macrocefalia, hipercrescimento, dismorfias faciais típicas, deficiência mental e alterações do sistema nervoso central. Malformações cardíacas podem estar presentes. Nós relatamos 8 pacientes com esta síndrome e descrevemos seus achados clínicos, de neuroimagem e ecocardiográficos.

  14. Generation of "gigantic" ultra-short microwave pulses based on passive mode-locking effect in electron oscillators with saturable absorber in the feedback loop

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    Ginzburg, N. S.; Denisov, G. G.; Vilkov, M. N.; Zotova, I. V.; Sergeev, A. S.

    2016-05-01

    A periodic train of powerful ultrashort microwave pulses can be generated in electron oscillators with a non-linear saturable absorber installed in the feedback loop. This method of pulse formation resembles the passive mode-locking widely used in laser physics. Nevertheless, there is a specific feature in the mechanism of pulse amplification when consecutive energy extraction from different fractions of a stationary electron beam takes place due to pulse slippage over the beam caused by the difference between the wave group velocity and the electron axial velocity. As a result, the peak power of generated "gigantic" pulses can exceed not only the level of steady-state generation but also, in the optimal case, the power of the driving electron beam.

  15. Aspectos radiológicos e epidemiológicos do granuloma central de células gigantes Radiological and epidemiological aspects of central giant cell granuloma

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar os principais aspectos radiográficos e epidemiológicos das lesões de células gigantes (granulomas centrais de células gigantes e tumores marrons do hiperparatireoidismo. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: A amostra consistiu de 26 lesões de células gigantes diagnosticadas em 22 pacientes divididos em dois grupos, um deles composto por 17 pacientes que não tinham hiperparatireoidismo (grupo A e o outro formado por cinco pacientes portadores de tal distúrbio (grupo B. RESULTADOS: O sexo feminino (72,7% foi o mais acometido. As lesões ocorreram mais freqüentemente na segunda década de vida, com média de idade de 27 anos. A mandíbula (61,5% foi o arco mais envolvido. Radiograficamente, 57,7% das lesões eram multiloculares e 42,3% eram uniloculares com limites definidos. Todas as 26 lesões provocaram expansão óssea, 15,4% produziram reabsorção radicular, 50% causaram deslocamento dentário e 11,5% produziram dor. Na mandíbula, 18,7% das lesões cruzavam a linha média. O grupo A apresentou 66,7% das lesões na mandíbula e o grupo B mostrou igualdade na distribuição das lesões entre os arcos. O grupo A apresentou 66,7% das lesões multiloculares e 33,3%, uniloculares. O grupo B apresentou 62,5% das lesões uniloculares e 37,5%, multiloculares. CONCLUSÃO: As lesões de células gigantes podem manifestar-se, radiograficamente, com um amplo espectro, desde pequenas lesões uniloculares de crescimento lento até extensas lesões multiloculares. Elas apresentam características de benignidade, embora algumas lesões possam demonstrar um comportamento localmente agressivo.OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at evaluating main radiological and epidemiological aspects of giant cell lesions (central giant cell granuloma and brown tumors of hyperparathyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 26 giant cell lesions diagnosed in 22 patients divided into two groups, one of them

  16. Aneurisma intracraniano gigante em menino de três anos: relato de caso Giant intracranial aneurysm in three years old boy: case report

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    Osvaldo Inácio de Tella Jr; João Francisco Crosera; Marco Antonio Herculano; Manoel Antonio de Paiva Neto

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    Aneurismas cerebrais são raros na faixa etária pediátrica. A apresentação destas lesões difere significativamente em relação á população adulta no que se refere a tamanho, localização e incidência. Relatamos caso de menimo de três anos de idade que apresentou quadro de hemorragia subaracnóidea sem história de infecções ou traumatismos prévios sendo, posteriormente, diagnosticado aneurisma gigante localizado na artéria cerebral média. Foi submetido a tratamento cirúrgico com boa evolução pós-o...

  17. Caracterización clínica y radiológica del tumor óseo de células gigantes

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    Aponte Barrios, Wilmer Orlando

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: Describir las características clínicas y radiológicas del tumor óseo de células gigantes (TCG) en un centro de referencia de tumores óseos de Colombia. Metodología: Serie de casos retrospectiva, se recopiló y analizó la información de pacientes tratados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INC) de 1979 a 2010 con confirmación histológica de TCG y radiografía previa al tratamiento. Resultados: De los 88 pacientes (51 mujeres y 37 hombres), mediana de edad de 30 años (rango...

  18. 智利外海茎柔鱼耳石微量元素研究%Trace elements in the statoliths of Dosidicus gigas in the high sea waters off Chile

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    陆化杰; 刘必林; 陈新军; 方舟

    2013-01-01

    茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是东太平洋海域重要的经济头足类,分布很广,群体结构和生活史过程复杂.头足类耳石生态信息丰富,多被用于生活史重建、群体划分等领域的研究.本研究根据我国鱿钓船2007和2008年在智利外海采集的茎柔鱼样本,利用激光剥蚀电感等离子质谱法(Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry,LA-ICP-MS)分析了18枚茎柔鱼耳石的微量元素组成及其分布特性.分析表明,茎柔鱼耳石主要由48种元素组成,含量最多的前10位元素分别为钙(Ca)、锶(Sr)、钠(Na)、硅(Si)、钾(K)、镁(Mg)、钡(Ba)、锌(Zn)、锰(Mn)和锂(Li).方差分析表明,不同性别间茎柔鱼耳石的Ca、Sr、K、Mg、Ba、Zn、Mn和Li含量不存在显著性差异,而Na和Si差异性明显;不同孵化群体间,除Zn和Mn不存在显著性差异外,其余元素的含量均存在显著性差异;茎柔鱼耳石的不同部位间,Sr、Na、K、Mg、Ba、Zn、Mn和Li的含量都存在显著性差异,而Ca和Si不存在显著性差异.研究表明,Sr、Ba、Mg、K和Li比较适合用于研究茎柔鱼群体的划分、洄游分布等方面的研究.

  19. 基于生物经济学模型的东南太平洋茎柔鱼管理策略探讨%Bio-economic Model forDosidicus gigasin the southeast Pacific Ocean

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    张畅; 丁琪; 陈新军

    2015-01-01

    The jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of important economic cephalopod species. In order to ensure the sustainable utilization of fishery, reasonable management strategies should be made by considering ecological, economic and social benefits which based on Gordon-Schaefer bio-economic model. The catch data from China between 2003 and 2012,and 10 scenarios with different fishing effort was designed, which combined with biology, economy and society, accumulated benefit in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years. The result shows that the scenarios 6 and the scenarios 7 bring great economic benefit in the medium in the long run and also keep the resource in the maximum sustainable yield. Although higher fishing effort (like scenarios 1 with 1,110,000 times of fishing) can bring better social benefits in the short run, it will badly destroy the resource and the long-term benefits. In conclusion, the most suitable fishing effort should be controlled between 810 000 to 860 000 times.%利用2003—2012年茎柔鱼生产统计数据以及相关经济学参数,以Gordon-Schaefer生物经济模型为理论依据,以生态效益、经济效益和社会效益综合衡量作为其优化配置的基础,模拟在10种不同捕捞努力量方案下1 a、5 a、10 a、20 a茎柔鱼资源的优化配置结果,即累计的渔获量、利润和资源量状况。结果表明,捕捞努力量81和86万次方案的中长期经济效益较大,且保持在最大可持续产量时的资源量;而较大捕捞努力量(如111万次)方案短期社会效益虽好,但资源破坏严重且长期利益最低。研究认为,最适捕捞努力量应控制在81~86万次间。

  20. 超高压对秘鲁鱿鱼肌原纤维蛋白凝胶特性的影响%Effect of ultra-high pressure on Gel properties of myofibril of jumbo squid,Dosidicus gigas

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    陆海霞; 张蕾; 李学鹏; 励建荣

    2010-01-01

    秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是一种高产量、低价格、低品质的海洋渔业资源,由于其肉质粗糙,还有酸、苦、涩等不良风味,使秘鲁鱿鱼的资源化利用成为一个难点问题.本研究以秘鲁鱿鱼为研究对象,通过测定肌原纤维蛋白凝胶的硬度、弹性、电泳图谱等,研究了超高压对其凝胶特性的影响,并比较了其与热诱导凝胶的差异.结果表明,超高压300 Mpa、10 min时,秘鲁鱿鱼肌原纤维蛋白凝胶弹性达到最大值1.43;超高压300 Mpa、25 min时凝胶弹性为1.42;超高压400 Mpa、25 min时凝胶硬度达到最大值52.5 g;300 Mpa、保压25 min时凝胶强度达到最高值68.4 g.不添加TG-B型谷氨酰胺转氨酶(Tgase)时,秘鲁鱿鱼肌原纤维难以形成热诱导凝胶;添加了2%Tgase的热诱导凝胶硬度较高,可达到74.74g,但凝胶弹性仅为0.90,凝胶强度为67.0 g,与超高压诱导凝胶的强度相近.研究表明,超高压具有促进凝胶形成和改善凝胶特性尤其是凝胶弹性的作用,可以成为替代热处理的一种秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜制品生产的新技术.

  1. 基于外部形态特征的东南太平洋茎柔鱼种群结构研究%POPULATION STRUCTURE OF DOSIDICUS GIGAS BASED ON THE MORPHOLOGCIAL ANALYSIS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PACIFIC

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    易倩; 陈新军; 贾涛; 刘必林

    2012-01-01

    茎柔鱼是大洋性重要经济头足类,分布范围广泛,种群结构复杂.本文根据2008年5月~2009年10月对智利、秘鲁2个海区采集的茎柔鱼生物学样本,利用胴宽、鳍长、触腕长等11个外部形态指标与胴长之比,分析东南太平洋茎柔鱼种群结构组成及其差异,并建立相应的判别函数.研究认为,采集的渔获物样本中,初步可分为大型和小型2个种群.2个海区间大型群和小型群的外部形态特征差异显著,2个海区利用外部形态特征对种群判别正确率均在60%以上.研究认为,研究认为,外部形态特征可作为划分茎柔鱼种群结构的有效方法之一.%The jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of the important economic cepha-lopods, and the range of distribution is wide and the population structure is complex. According to the biological samples which caught in waters off Chile and Peru from May in 2008 to October in 2009 by Chinese squid flying fleets, the population structure of the jumbo flying squid in the southeastern Pacific was studied on the basis of the external morphology characteristics of the sampled squid. It was found that the sampled squid in the southeastern Pacific were mainly Large group and Small group. There was significantly different for both the large group and small group between the waters off Chile and Peru. It is found that the i-dentification accuracy of these populations were over 60% on the basis of the established i-dentifying equations. This finding suggested that population structure of the jumbo flying squid could be identified by using of used morphological analysis.

  2. 智利外海茎柔鱼耳石生长特性的性别差异研究%Sexual Differences in Growth Characteristics of Statolith from Dosidicus Gigas in the High Sea Waters off Chile

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    陆化杰; 陈新军; 刘必林

    2012-01-01

    The statolith samples of Dosidicus gigas were collected by Chinese squid fishing vessels in the high sea waters off Chile from January to June 2007 and Janurary to May 2008. The statolith morphological parameters of 503 individuals (348 for females and 155 for males) were measured, and the statolith growth characteristics were studied combined with the age data. The results showed that the total statolith length (TSL), statolith radius (SR), rostrum lateral dome length (RLL), wing length (WL) and the maximum width (MW) were considered as the feature parameters of squid statolith. The growth of main parameters of statolith between male and female individuals were significantly different. For female squid, the relationship between TSL and age was the best for the exponential function, SR-age and RLL-age followed the power function, MW-age and WL-age were described by the linear function. While for the male squid, the relationships of TSL-age, SR-age and RLL-age were described by the power function, MW-age and WL-age were linear function. For female squid, the relative growth rates of TSL, SR, MW, RLL and WL, and the absolute growth rate of SR and RLL increased with age firstly and then decreased. The absolute growth rates of TSL and MW increased with age, and the absolute growth rate of WL fluctuated with increase of age. While for the male squid, the relative growth rate of TSL and SR, and the absolute growth rates of MW, RLL and WL increased with age firstly and then decreased, the relative growth rates of MW, RLL and WL, and absolute growth rate of TSL and SR fluctuated with age. The results suggested that the statolith growth of Dosidicus gigas had the sexual differences and the growth rate of males was larger than that of males in general.%根据2007年1~6月和2008年1~5月我国鱿钓船在智利外海调查期间采集的茎柔鱼耳石样本,测量了503枚耳石外部形态参数(雌性348枚,雄性155枚),结合耳石日轮,对耳石生长特

  3. 巨趾畸形12例临床分析%Digital gigantism of the foot: a clinical study of 12 cases

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    王海华; 田光磊; 诸寅; 张友乐; 赵俊会; 田文

    2008-01-01

    Objective To summarize the clinical characteristic and outcome of digital gigantism of the foot.Methods Retrospectively analyze the clinical documents of cases of digital gigantism of the foot.Twelve 12 cases witIl 13 feet in this study included 8 male and 4 female with an average 4.6 years old.All the deformities were found at birth.Multiple toes involved were more than single toe.and tibial toe involved mole than fibular.Forefoot was enlarged.All the phalanges involved and partial metatarsal bones were enlarged.Marked inclease in subcutaneous fat was found in all cases in the operation which infiltrated interossei and articular capsules.The appearance of the nerves and its branches in the foot were normal and fat infiltrating was not discovered.The operation types included debulking,epiphyseal arrest,amputation,nerve stripping and anastomosis.Results Seven cases were followed up with mean periods 25.6 months.Functional evaluation according to a criterion formulated by anthor revealed a result of 2 excellent.2 good and 3 faiL Conclusions Digital gigantism of the foot iS an uncommon congenital deformity of the foot characterized by overgrowth of both the soft-tissue and the osseous elements of the enlarged toe and forefoot.Surgical treatment is the unique method,and the goal is to reduce the size of the foot to allow fitting regular shoes and walking readily.There are several types of operations which to be chosen.The indication.the timing of operative intervention and the selection of operation type should be paid more attention.%目的 总结巨趾畸形的临床特点和手术疗效.方法 回顾性分析12例巨趾畸形患者的临床资料.共12例(13足)患者,其中男性8例,女性4例,平均年龄4.6岁.均在出生时被发现畸形.多趾巨大畸形患者多于单趾畸形的患者,胫侧足趾好发.对应的前足均粗大.巨趾的趾骨均粗长,部分对应的跖骨粗长.术中见所有患者均有皮下脂肪过度增生,侵犯骨间肌和关

  4. Growth hormone (GH) secretory dynamics in a case of acromegalic gigantism associated with hyperprolactinemia: nonpulsatile secretion of GH may induce elevated insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and IGF-binding protein-3 levels.

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    Yoshida, T; Shimatsu, A; Sakane, N; Hizuka, N; Horikawa, R; Tanaka, T

    1996-01-01

    We describe a case of pituitary gigantism with low levels of growth hormone (GH), elevated insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGF-BP-3). The patient had characteristic clinical features of gigantism and acromegaly. The basal serum GH levels ranged from 1.2-1.9 micrograms/L, which were considered to be within normal limits. Serum GH response to either insulin-induced hypoglycemia or GH-releasing hormone was blunted. Frequent blood samplings during daytime and at night showed nonpulsatile GH secretion. Serum prolactin, IGF-I and IGF-binding protein-3 levels were elevated. After unsuccessful surgery, bromocryptine treatment normalized serum prolactin without affecting serum GH and IGF-I levels. Combined administration of octreotide and bromocryptine reduced serum GH and IGF-I levels. GH bioactivity as measured by Nb2 cell proliferation assay was within reference range. In the present case, nonpulsatile GH secretion and enhanced tissue sensitivity to GH may induce hypersecretion of IGF-I and IGF-BP-3 and cause clinical acromegalic gigantism. PMID:8550769

  5. Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11q13 in two families with acromegaly/gigantism is independent of mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type I gene.

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    Gadelha, M R; Prezant, T R; Une, K N; Glick, R P; Moskal, S F; Vaisman, M; Melmed, S; Kineman, R D; Frohman, L A

    1999-01-01

    Familial acromegaly/gigantism occurring in the absence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN-1) or the Carney complex has been reported in 18 families since the biochemical diagnosis of GH excess became available, and the genetic defect is unknown. In the present study we examined 2 unrelated families with isolated acromegaly/gigantism. In family A, 3 of 4 siblings were affected, with ages at diagnosis of 19, 21, and 23 yr. In family B, 5 of 13 siblings exhibited the phenotype and were diagnosed at 13, 15, 17, 17, and 24 yr of age. All 8 affected patients had elevated basal GH levels associated with high insulin-like growth factor I levels and/or nonsuppressible serum GH levels during an oral glucose tolerance test. GHRH levels were normal in affected members of family A. An invasive macroadenoma was found in 6 subjects, and a microadenoma was found in 1 subject from family B. The sequence of the GHRH receptor complementary DNA in 1 tumor from family A was normal. There was no history of consanguinity in either family, and the past medical history and laboratory results excluded MEN-1 and the Carney complex in all affected and unaffected screened subjects. Five of 8 subjects have undergone pituitary surgery to date, and paraffin-embedded pituitary blocks were available for analysis. Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11q13 was studied by comparing microsatellite polymorphisms of leukocyte and tumor DNA using PYGM (centromeric) and D11S527 (telomeric), markers closely linked to the MEN-1 tumor suppressor gene. All tumors exhibited a loss of heterozygosity at both markers. Sequencing of the MEN-1 gene revealed no germline mutations in either family, nor was a somatic mutation found in tumor DNA from one subject in family A. The integrity of the MEN-1 gene in this subject was further supported by demonstration of the presence of MEN-1 messenger ribonucleic acid, as assessed by RT-PCR. These data indicate that loss of heterozygosity in these affected family

  6. Impacto da participação especial em campos gigantes offshore de petróleo Impact of special participation tax in offshore petroleum giant fields

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    Rodrigo Mendes Gandra

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando um cenário como estudo de caso, objetiva-se explorar o impacto econômico da Lei que rege a cobrança da Participação Especial (PE pela Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP sobre a decisão de investimento em projetos situados exclusivamente em campos gigantes de petróleo no Brasil. Embora este seja um exercício indutivo sem maiores pretensões, ele pode ser tomado como representativo para retratar a realidade das grandes empresas que têm em seu portfolio oportunidades de desenvolvimento de concessões com grande potencial petrolífero. Subsidiariamente, propõe-se uma alternativa ao modelo de tributação vigente.The main objective of this technical study is to show the economic impact of Special Participation Tax on decisions at projects of investments at Brazilian offshore fields with high production of petroleum. An alternative estimation approach is proposed in this paper for Special Participation Tax to facilitate the economic viability of offshore projects. This technical study is only a exercise of a real situation which big companies face when it have the opportunity to develop concessions with high potential of petroleum. Above all, we propose an alternative way to calculate the assessment.

  7. Mucoceles gigantes: visão neurocirúrgica. Relato de dois casos Giant mucoceles: neurosurgical view. Report of two cases

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    Mirto N. Prandini

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados dois casos de mucocele gigante do seio frontal submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico. A manifestação clínica foi cefaléia de evolução prolongada, associada com protrusão unilateral do globo ocular de curta duração. Em ambos os casos foi realizada craniotomia frontal com remoção completa da lesão, reparação do soalho frontal com retalho pediculado de gálea e cranialização do seio frontal. No segundo caso, uma abordagem endoscópica intranasal foi combinada à abordagem externa no mesmo ato cirúrgico. Alguns aspectos abordando a etiologia, associação com outras afecções e tratamento cirúrgico são discutidos.Two patients harboring giant frontal mucoceles are reported. In both cases complaints of chronic headaches and progressive unilateral proptosis were preponderant. Surgical treatment included a frontal craniotomy with excision of the lesion, skull base reinforcement with pedicled galea and wide opening of the frontal sinuses. In the second case an intranasal endoscopic approach was combined with craniotomy at the same surgical operative time. Some aspects regarding etiology, association with other diseases and some surgical aspects are discussed.

  8. Tumor de células gigantes costal ocupando todo o hemitórax Giant cell tumor of the rib occupying the entire hemithorax

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    Samuel Zuínglio de Biasi Cordeiro

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente de 28 anos de idade portadora de tumor de células gigantes originário da costela. O tumor de grandes dimensões (25 × 17 cm ocupava todo o hemitórax e causava atelectasia do pulmão esquerdo. Tratava-se de uma neoplasia mesenquimal benigna, a qual raramente acomete as costelas. Foi realizada toracotomia com ressecção em bloco da parede torácica e do tumor. O objetivo deste artigo é enfatizar que, apesar da grande dimensão do tumor, ele pôde ser completamente ressecado, e o pulmão foi reabilitado.The authors report the case of a 28-year-old female patient with a giant cell tumor originating from the rib. The tumor, measuring 25 × 17 cm, occupied the entire hemithorax and caused atelectasis of the left lung. This tumor was a benign mesenchymal neoplasm, which rarely affects the ribs. A thoracotomy involving en bloc resection of the chest wall and tumor was performed. Despite the large dimensions of the tumor, complete resection was possible, and lung function was restored.

  9. Gigantism treated by pure endoscopic endonasal approach in a case of McCune-Albright syndrome with sphenoid fibrous dysplasia: a case report.

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    Sharifi, Guive; Jalessi, Maryam; Sarvghadi, Farzaneh; Farhadi, Mohammad

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    McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is an uncommon polyostotic manifestation of fibrous dysplasia in association with at least one endocrinopathy that is mostly associated with precocious puberty and hyperpigmented skin macules named café-au-lait spots. We present an atypical manifestation of McCune-Albright syndrome in a 19-year-old man with the uncommon association of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and gigantism in the absence of café-au-lait spots and precocious puberty. He presented with a height increase to 202 cm in the previous 3 years, which had become more progressive in the few months prior. Physical examination revealed only a mild facial asymmetry; however, a computed tomography (CT) scan discovered vast areas of voluminous bones with ground-glass density and thickening involving the craniofacial bones and skull base. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) found a right stalk shift of the pituitary with a 20 mm pituitary adenoma. We describe the diagnostic and endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach for excision of the tumor.

  10. A probable case of gigantism/acromegaly in skeletal remains from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" (Lucena, Córdoba, Spain; VIII-XII centuries CE).

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    Viciano, Joan; De Luca, Stefano; López-Lázaro, Sandra; Botella, Daniel; Diéguez-Ramírez, Juan Pablo

    2015-01-01

    Pituitary gigantism is a rare endocrine disorder caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone during growing period. Individuals with this disorder have an enormous growth in height and associated degenerative changes. The continued hypersecretion of growth hormone during adulthood leads to acromegaly, a condition related to the disproportionate bone growth of the skull, hands and feet. The skeletal remains studied belong to a young adult male from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" in Lucena (Córdoba, Spain, VIII-XII centuries CE). The individual shows a very large and thick neurocranium, pronounced supraorbital ridges, an extremely prominent occipital protuberance, and an extremely large and massive mandible. Additional pathologies include enlargement of the vertebral bodies with degenerative changes, thickened ribs, and a slight increased length of the diaphysis with an increased cortical bone thickness of lower limbs. Comparative metric analysis of the mandible with other individuals from the same population and a contemporary Mediterranean population shows a trend toward acromegalic morphology. This case is an important contribution in paleopathological literature because it is a rare condition that has not been widely documented in ancient skeletal remains.

  11. A probable case of gigantism/acromegaly in skeletal remains from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" (Lucena, Córdoba, Spain; VIII-XII centuries CE).

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    Viciano, Joan; De Luca, Stefano; López-Lázaro, Sandra; Botella, Daniel; Diéguez-Ramírez, Juan Pablo

    2015-01-01

    Pituitary gigantism is a rare endocrine disorder caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone during growing period. Individuals with this disorder have an enormous growth in height and associated degenerative changes. The continued hypersecretion of growth hormone during adulthood leads to acromegaly, a condition related to the disproportionate bone growth of the skull, hands and feet. The skeletal remains studied belong to a young adult male from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" in Lucena (Córdoba, Spain, VIII-XII centuries CE). The individual shows a very large and thick neurocranium, pronounced supraorbital ridges, an extremely prominent occipital protuberance, and an extremely large and massive mandible. Additional pathologies include enlargement of the vertebral bodies with degenerative changes, thickened ribs, and a slight increased length of the diaphysis with an increased cortical bone thickness of lower limbs. Comparative metric analysis of the mandible with other individuals from the same population and a contemporary Mediterranean population shows a trend toward acromegalic morphology. This case is an important contribution in paleopathological literature because it is a rare condition that has not been widely documented in ancient skeletal remains. PMID:25776010

  12. Aneurisma gigante da artéria cerebral posterior: (segmento P3 Relato de caso Giant aneurysm of the posterior cerebral artery (P3 segment: case report

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    Ronaldo Pereira

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos caso de aneurisma gigante do segmento distal (P3 da artéria cerebral posterior. O aneurisma foi tratado microcirurgicamente pela via combinada proposta por Sano com clipagem do ramo terminal da artéria cerebral posterior próximo ao aneurisma. A paciente teve evolução pós operatória favorável, com lesão parcial e transitória do III nervo craniano. Revisão da literatura e discussão a respeito da anatomia e da abordagem cirúrgica são feitas. A raridade desta patologia justifica o relato deste caso.A rare case of giant aneurysm of the P3 segment of the posterior cerebral artery is presented. The aneurysm was acessed through a combined approach proposed by Sano and the aneurysm was treated by proximal clipping. The patient had a good postoperative recovery without any neurological deficit. The anatomy and the operative approaches are discussed and the neurosurgical literature reviewed.

  13. Aneurisma intracraniano gigante em menino de três anos: relato de caso Giant intracranial aneurysm in three years old boy: case report

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    Osvaldo Inácio de Tella Jr

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas cerebrais são raros na faixa etária pediátrica. A apresentação destas lesões difere significativamente em relação á população adulta no que se refere a tamanho, localização e incidência. Relatamos caso de menimo de três anos de idade que apresentou quadro de hemorragia subaracnóidea sem história de infecções ou traumatismos prévios sendo, posteriormente, diagnosticado aneurisma gigante localizado na artéria cerebral média. Foi submetido a tratamento cirúrgico com boa evolução pós-operatória.Cerebral aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group and differ from adults with aneurysms in size, localization and incidence. We report a 3-year-old boy with giant middle cerebral artery aneurysms who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient was submitted to surgical treatment and the postoperative period was uneventful.

  14. Tumor de células gigantes de bainha de tendão no LCA Tendon sheath giant cells tumor in ACL

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    André Pedrinelli

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes de bainha do ligamento cruzado anterior, uma localização extremamente rara para esse tipo de lesão. O paciente do sexo feminino apresentava dor no joelho, sem relato de trauma anterior. Foi submetido ao exame clínico, ao estudo radiográfico e de ressonância magnética da região. Feita a hipótese diagnóstica de TGC de Bainha, o paciente foi então tratado com ressecção artroscópica do tumor. O diagnóstico foi confirmado com exame anátomo-patológico. O paciente evoluiu bem, com melhora dos sintomas referidos no pré-operatório.The author presents a case report of Tumor Giant Cells (TGC localized on the anterior cruciate ligament sheath, an extremely rare site for this kind of lesion. A 37 y-o female patient presented with knee pain, with no history of previous trauma. She underwent clinical examination, X-ray study and magnetic resonance of the region. The diagnostic hypothesis of Sheath TGC was provided, and the patient was treated with tumor arthroscopy resection. Diagnosis was confirmed by anatomicopathological examination. By the end point assessment, none of the pre-operative symptoms were reported.

  15. Primary studies on the population genetic structure of Dosidicus gigas in the high seas of eastern Pacific Ocean%东太平洋公海茎柔鱼种群遗传结构初步研究

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    闫杰; 许强华; 陈新军; 李纲; 刘必林

    2011-01-01

    The jumbo flying squid(Dosidicus gigas)is commercially important fishery species in the world. Assessment of population genetic diversity levels of jumbo flying squid is fundamental to the conservation and management of this species. The samples derived from the Chinese squid jigging vessel were collected from the eastern Pacific waters(81.9°-94.9°W,8.9°N -11.3°S)from July to October 2009. By using 724 bp fragment of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene ( Cyt b), we analyzed the sequence variations and population genetic structures for 155 samples collected from seven sites of Peru and three sites of Costa Rica. In total, 16 variable sites were acquired, and all of them were parsimony sites. 43 haplotypes were identified from 155 individuals. Analysis of mtDNA Cyt b sequences of jumbo flying squids from the ten localities revealed that the mean haplotypic diversity was 0. 873, while the nucleotide diversity was 0.003 69. 6 haplotypes were shared by all the populations, while Peru population possessed the highest haplotypes (n = 20). The AMOVA test of D. Gigas revealed that 82. 70% of the genetic variation occurred within populations. FST analysis suggested that significant genetic differentiations were found between the partial Peru populations and the Costa Rica populations, and even between partial Peru populations. However, no significant genetic differentiations were detected between Costa Rica populations.%根据2009年7月到10月我国大型鱿钓渔船在东太平洋(81.9°~94.9°W,8.9°N~11.3°S)秘鲁和哥斯达黎加外海作业期间采集的样本,利用线粒体DNA细胞色素b基因的724 bp部分序列,分析了采自秘鲁7个采样点和哥斯达黎加3个采样点的155个个体的序列多样性与种群遗传结构.结果显示,724 bp片段中发现了16个变异位点,155个个体出现43个单倍型.序列多样性分析结果揭示,155个个体的平均单倍型多样性指数为0.873,核苷酸多样性指数为0.003 69.群体间共享6

  16. Biological characteristics of jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas in waters off Costa Rica%哥斯达黎加外海茎柔鱼生物学特性初步研究

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    李纲; 贾涛; 刘必林; 陈新军

    2011-01-01

    根据2009年7-8月在哥斯达黎加外海探捕期间采集的281尾茎柔鱼样本,对其生物学特性进行仞步分析.结果表明:茎柔鱼样本胴长范围为205~429 mm,优势胴长为260~360 mm,占81.14%;体重范围为0.17~1.69 kg,优势体重为0.2~1.0 kg,占88.26%;雌雄性比约为3.76∶1,性腺成熟度以Ⅲ和Ⅳ期为主,雄性、雌性性成熟的比例分别为94.92%和66.67%;摄食等级以0~1级为主,占89.32%.体重与胴长关系W=2.35×10-7LM2.5944.相对于加利福尼亚湾、秘鲁和智利外海的茎柔鱼,哥斯达黎加外海茎柔龟个体较小且体型偏瘦,属于小型或中型群体.研究亮点:2009年我国首次组织实施了哥斯达黎加外海茎柔龟资源探捕调查.根据此次调查的结果,从胴长组成、肥满度、性成熟、性比等角度和分布于秘鲁、智利外海和加利福尼亚近海等东太平洋其它海域的茎柔鱼生物学特性进行了比较研究.%During the trial fishing in the open waters off Costa Rica in the central east Pacific in July and August 2007, 281 jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas were sampled to examine the biological characteristics. The squid mantle length ML ranged from 205 to 429 mm, and the dominant size between 260 mm and 360 mm which accounted for 81.14% of the total. Body weight was 0.17 - 1.69 kg, in which 88.26% was 0.2 -2.0 kg. The female: male ratio was 3.76: 1. Maturity stages for the squid was mainly at Ⅲ and Ⅳ. 94.92% males and 66. 67% females were mature. Feeding stage 0 and 1 attained 89. 32%. The ML-weight relationship was expressed as W =2.35 × 10-7LM2.5944. It can be found that the size of jumbo squid off Costa Rica was smaller and thinner than that in the Gulf of California and waters off Chile and Peru, which indicated that jumbo squid off Costa Rica belongs to small or medium-sized group.

  17. Índice de mortalidad en cultivo del camarón gigante de agua dulce (Macrobrachium rosenbergii en estanques seminaturales en Loreto, Perú

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el índice de mortalidad en un cultivo del camarón gigante de agua dulce (Macrobrachium rosenbergii; para ello se acondicionaron 1000 post larvas con peso y longitud promedio de 0,2 g y 2 cm, respectivamente, en un estanque de tierra de 200m2 de espejo de agua, a una densidad de siembra de 5 ind/m2, el alimento suministrado fue de tipo extruzado con 35% PB para el primer mes; posteriormente se suministró una ración con 32% PB hasta el final, la frecuencia alimenticia fue de 3 veces/día los dos primeros meses, reajustándose a 2 veces/día los dos siguientes meses; la tasa alimenticia varió entre 13 y 3,5%; las evaluaciones biométricas se realizaron cada 10 días. Los parámetros limnológicos como temperatura, transparencia, OD, pH, CO2 y dureza se registraron cada 15 días. Los índices de crecimiento aplicados fueron ganancia de peso, ganancia de longitud, ICAA, TCE y supervivencia. Los resultados registran una ganancia en peso y longitud de 27,24 g y 12,37 cm; el incremento de peso y longitud diario en promedio fue de 0,23 g y 0,12cm; ICAA 3,30, TCE 3,59%; sobrevivencia 95%, índice de mortalidad  5%. El análisis limnológico registró variaciones mínimas que no influenciaron negativamente sobre el crecimiento y sobrevivencia de los camarones; la correlación entre el peso y longitud registra una relación positiva, con un nivel de correlación muy buena.

  18. Uso de hábitat de nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis, a través de rastros indirectos, en la zona de influencia de Puerto Carreño (Vichada-Colombia)

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    La nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis es uno de los mayores depredadores de los sistemas acuáticos de la Orinoquia colombiana. En Colombia mantiene la categoría “En peligro” de la IUCN y actualmente la principal amenaza que enfrenta es la degradación de su hábitat. Se realizaron recorridos a pie por orillas de lagunas y caños y recorridos en bote en el cauce principal de segmentos de los ríos Bita y Orinoco. En puntos de muestreo de orilla sistemáticamente elegidos, que corresponden a punt...

  19. Caracterización molecular, genética poblacional y relación biológica del nemertino Malacobdella arrokeana endocomensal de la almeja gigante Panopea abbreviata

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    [ES] Malacobdella arrokeana Ivanov et al., 2002 es un nemertino que vive en la cavidad del manto de la almeja gigante Panopea abbreviata, ambas especies endemicas del Mar Argentino. Mediante la secuenciación y análisis del gen mitocondrial citocromo oxidasa I (COI), se corroboró que M arrokeana diverge genéticamente de M. grossa en un 11,6%, y 10,4% con respecto a M. japonica. Tanto M. arrokeana como P. abbreviata comparten el mismo nivel trófico y los mismos ítems alimentarios, compuestos en...

  20. Pneumonia complicada por pneumatocele gigante em criança com síndrome da imunodeficência adquirida: importância da fisioterapia respiratória Pneumonia complicated by a giant pneumatocele in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: importance of chest physiotherapy

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    OBJETIVO: Descrever os efeitos do tratamento fisioterapêutico na prevenção de complicações respiratórias de uma criança com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida, que apresentava pneumatocele gigante. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança com oito anos de idade, do sexo feminino, encaminhada para acompanhamento fisioterapêutico em hospital universitário devido a quadro de hipersecreção pulmonar, histórico de pneumonias e presença de pneumatocele gigante. A conduta fisioterapêutica incluiu técnicas de h...

  1. 东太平洋不同海区茎柔鱼渔业生物学的初步研究%Comparison of fishery biology for Dosidicus gigas from three different areas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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    陈新军; 李建华; 刘必林; 李纲; 钱卫国

    2012-01-01

    根据我国鱿钓船多年在秘鲁、智利和哥斯达黎加外海生产调查所采集的茎柔鱼样本,对3个不同作业海区茎柔鱼渔业生物学特性进行比较分析。研究表明,秘鲁、智利和哥斯达黎加外海茎柔鱼胴长范围分别为209~1 149 mm、166~837 mm和204~429 mm,优势胴长分别为250~400 mm、300~450 mm和250~350 mm,对应的渔获物中雌雄性比平均值分别为3.87∶1、2.50∶1、3.75∶1。根据胴长组成以及性成熟,认为秘鲁外海存在大型、中型和小型3个群体,智利外海以中型群体为主体并存在少量的大型群体,哥斯达黎加外海以小型群体为主体并存在少量的中型群体。秘鲁和智利外海茎柔鱼体重与胴长关系式的生长参数b值为3.06~3.17,而哥斯达黎加外海为2.57~2.63。秘鲁和智利外海茎柔鱼性腺成熟度均以Ⅰ级和Ⅱ级为主,而哥斯达黎加外海则以Ⅱ、Ⅲ和Ⅳ级为主。各月间摄食等级差异变化较为显著,但基本上以0~2级为主体。研究表明,3个海区茎柔鱼种群结构和生物学特性总体上有所差异。研究亮点:首次对秘鲁、智利和哥斯达黎加外海3个不同作业海区茎柔鱼渔业生物学特性进行比较分析,研究认为秘鲁外海存在大型、中型和小型3个群体,智利外海以中型群体为主体并存在少量的大型群体,哥斯达黎加外海以小型群体为主体并存在少量的中型群体。生长参数存在差异,各月间摄食等级差异变化较为显著。研究表明,3个海区茎柔鱼种群结构和生物学特性总体上有所差异。%According to the sampled squid,Dosidicus gigas,collected from the fishing and survey by Chinese squid fishing boats for many years off EEZ of Peru,Chile and Costa Rica,the biological characteristics of D.gigas form three different fishing areas are compared.The results indicated that their mantle lengths of D.gigas off EEZ of Peru,Chile and Costa Rica ranged from 209

  2. Preliminary study on the influence of water temperature on the recruitment of Dosidicus gigas%海洋水温对茎柔鱼资源补充量影响的初探

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    徐冰; 陈新军; 李建华

    2012-01-01

    茎柔鱼是短生命周期种类,其资源量极易受到海洋环境变化的影响。根据2003-2010年我国鱿钓船队在东南太平洋公海的生产统计和海洋表面温度(SST)、Nino 1+2 SSTA等资料,利用灰色关联度方法,分析了茎柔鱼作业渔场和产卵场最适表层水温范围占总面积的比例(分别用PF和PS来表示),以及它们与Nino 1+2SSTA的关系,进而探讨了PF和PS与单位捕捞努力量渔获量(CPUE)的关系,研究海洋环境变化对茎柔鱼资源补充量(用CPUE来表示)的影响。结果表明,2003-2010年PF和PS比值最大的分别集中在9-11月和12月-翌年1月。PS与Nino 1+2 SSTA的灰色关联度要高于PF与Nino 1+2 SSTA的值,由此推测厄尔尼诺等事件对PS的影响较为显著。同时,分析结果表明PS与CPUE的灰色关联度较高,在时间上呈现连续性,11月至翌年2月均在0.4左右。研究认为,拉尼娜事件会增大作业渔场最适表层水温面积比例,并形成广泛的上升流,从而有利于茎柔鱼索饵与生长,也利于茎柔鱼资源补充量的增加;反之则不利于茎柔鱼资源补充量的发生。%Dosidicus gigas is a short-lived species and its recruitments would be affected by change of environmental conditions.Based on the fishing data collected by Chinese squid jigger fleets,and sea surface temperature(SST) and Nino 1+2 SSTA data,in the high sea waters of Southeastern Pacific Ocean from 2003 to 2010,the grey correlations between the proportion of favorable SST in the fishing ground and spawning ground(indicated by PF and PS,respectively) are analyzed,and the relationship between PF,PS and CPUE are also analyzed to evaluate the effect of changable environment on recruitment of D.gigas respectively.The results indicated that the largest proportions of favorable SST in fishing ground are from September to November,and from December to January of the next year for the spawning ground.The grey correlation between the

  3. Morphological variation of statolith of the jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas )in the eastern Pacific Ocean%东太平洋茎柔鱼耳石形态差异性分析

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    易倩; 陈新军; 贾涛; 刘必林; 李刚

    2012-01-01

    The jumbo flying squid(Dosidicus gigas) is one of important economic cephalopods with statolith providing important ecological information. According to the statolith morphology of the squid caught in waters off Chile,Peru and Costa Rica from May,2008 to Oct,2009,the differences of statolith morphology and growth patterns were analyzed. It was found that the statolith morphological characteristics in different areas had statistically significant differences (P <0.05). The length index and only the ventral dorsal dome angle (DDA) angle index had significant differences. The result of the principal component analysis was that total statolith length ( TSL) was the most significant indicator of statolith morphology. The significant indicator of statolith angle was rostrum angle ( RA) in waters off Chile and Peru, and rostrum lateral dome angle (RDA) in waters off Costa Rica. The growth of various parts was synchronized and allometric during the growth process, and the changing tendency of morphology was narrow body, long and narrow rostrum and large dorsal tallied with the characteristics of pelagic cephalopods statolith. Statolith growth consisted of two phases. According to the data of rostrum lateral dome length (RDL), there were marked differences in morphology between TSL smaller and larger than 1 600 μm. Based on the data of the angle, there were marked differences in RA between TSL smaller and larger than 2 000 μm in waters off Costa Rica, and 1 800 μm in waters off Peru, and there were marked differences in RA in waters off Chile. The angle increased later than the length of statolith, so TSL of 1 600 μm might be regarded as an valid indicator of changes in water layer.%茎柔鱼是大洋性重要经济头足类,其耳石包含着重要的生态信息.根据2008年5月—2009年10月智利、哥斯达黎加、秘鲁外海采集的茎柔鱼耳石样本,分析三海区间耳石外部形态特征及生长模式差异.研究认为,不同海区间耳

  4. Reconstrucción en linfedema peneano y escrotal secundario a hernia inguinal bilateral gigante Reconstruction in penile and scrotal lymphedema secondary to billateral giant inguinal hernia

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    A. Fernández García

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El linfedema peneano y escrotal tiene consecuencias funcionales, estéticas, sociales y psicológicas significativas para el paciente que lo padece. Es una enfermedad infrecuente en los países desarrollados, aunque relativamente prevalente en los países tropicales. Su causa más común es la filariasis, aunque en nuestra práctica diaria se asocia más frecuentemente a cirugía, radioterapia, procesos inflamatorios y neoplásicos. Presentamos un caso singular de linfedema penoescrotal secundario a cirugía por hernia inguinal gigante bilateral que persistía un año después de la intervención. El tratamiento quirúrgico consistió en la exéresis de toda la piel linfedematosa del escroto involucrada y el uso de colgajos de piel escrotal posterior para la cobertura testicular. En un segundo tiempo quirúrgico se llevó a cabo una extirpación total de la piel del pene y del tejido subcutáneo superficial a la fascia de Buck. Empleamos injertos de piel de grosor parcial para cubrir el pene denudado. El resultado estético postoperatorio fue aceptable y los resultados funcionales y psicológicos son satisfactorios para el paciente 3 años después de la cirugía.Lymphedema of the penis and scrotum has important functional, cosmetic, social, psychological consequences for the affected patient. It is a rare disease in the developed countries, although it is relatively frequent in tropical countries. Globally, the most common cause is filariasis, although in our practice it is most frecuently associated to surgery, radiotherapy, inflammatory and neoplasic diseases. We report one rare case of penoscrotal lymphedema due to billateral giant inguinal hernia reconstrction. The lymphedema was persistent one year after the repair of the billateral hernia. The technique of reconstruction consisted of excision of all involved lymphedematous skin of the scrotum, and use of posterior scrotal flaps for testicular coverage. In a second surgical time, a total

  5. Installation of a permeable reactive barrier at the mining complex facility in Los Gigantes - Cordoba : Monitoring plan of surface and underground water

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    The Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission declares under its Environmental policy the commitment to restore those sites where activities concerning Uranium mining were developed. It makes it beyond the scope of the Project of Environmental Restitution of the Uranium Mining (PRAMU from its Spanish abbreviation). The Chemistry of Water and Soil Division at the Environmental Chemistry and Energy Generation Department belonging to the Chemistry Management Office assist the PRAMU on the installation of an hydroxyapatite permeable reactive barrier (PRB) inside the Mining Complex facility placed at Los Gigantes in the Argentine province of Cordoba (in advance named the site). Among the preliminary assessment activities that are being carried out before the installation of the PRB, it has been prepared a monitoring program of surface water and groundwater useful to develop an environmental baseline suitable for the efficiency assessment of the corrective action to be applied. An exploratory campaign was conducted in the site with the aim of establishing a monitoring net of meteorological and hydrological, as well as physical, chemical and biological parameters in matrixes of sediments, water and suspended particulate matter collected on a regular time basis from its surface water and groundwater bodies. The processed results turn into useful environmental information to: a) determine the status of the environmental baseline of the site, b) establish a water quality index (WQI) to manage the natural resource quality according to a rational basis, c) plan experiments related to the design process of a biogenic hydroxyapatite PRB and d) apply chemometric and mechanistic models to forecast the contaminants mobilization through different scenarios and improve the engineering design of the PRB. Once achieved the hydrogeological characterisation of the site and taking into account the originality of the system the following results have been reached: 1) The boundaries of

  6. Pituitary gigantism causing diabetic ketoacidosis.

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    Alvi, N S; Kirk, J M

    1999-01-01

    Although growth hormone excess (acromegaly) in association with glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus is well documented in adult medicine, it is much less common in the paediatric age group. We report the case of a 13 year-old boy who presented with tall stature secondary to a large growth hormone secreting adenoma of the pituitary gland. Random growth hormone was 630 mIU/l and did not suppress during an oral glucose tolerance test. Following debulking of the tumour, he developed diabetic ketoacidosis requiring insulin treatment, but after further surgery glucose handling returned to normal. He has been started on testosterone to arrest further increase in height. PMID:10614552

  7. Miofibroblastoma gigante de la mama

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    José Abraham Jaramillo Osorio

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    ResumenEl miofibroblastoma es una neoplasia rara, inicialmente descrita en hombres y usualmente pequeña. Presentamos un caso de esta lesión, excepcionalmente grande en una mujer. El diagnóstico es posible con técnicas de inmunohistoquímica: S100, citoqueratina, Actina de músculo liso (AML) y CD 34. Estos tumores son benignos. El tratamiento consiste en la resección quirúrgica de la lesión. (Duazary 2009 I; 48-50)AbstractThe Myofibroblastoma is a uncommon neoplasm, initially informed in men, u...

  8. Miofibroblastoma gigante de la mama

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    José Abraham Jaramillo Osorio

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl miofibroblastoma es una neoplasia rara, inicialmente descrita en hombres y usualmente pequeña. Presentamos un caso de esta lesión, excepcionalmente grande en una mujer. El diagnóstico es posible con técnicas de inmunohistoquímica: S100, citoqueratina, Actina de músculo liso (AML y CD 34. Estos tumores son benignos. El tratamiento consiste en la resección quirúrgica de la lesión. (Duazary 2009 I; 48-50AbstractThe Myofibroblastoma is a uncommon neoplasm, initially informed in men, usually small. We present a case of this lesion, exceptionality large in a woman. The diagnostic is possible with immunohistochemistry techniques: S100, MLA y CD34. These tumors are benign and may be treated by local excision.KeyWords: Breast; Myofibroblastoma; Immunohistochemistry.

  9. Design of the GIGANT-18

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    A transportable, continuously operating 'irradiation tunnel' type equipment was constructed for the radiation sterilization of seeds. The equipment consists of a control panel, a voltage regulator, a modular radiation protected tunnel with three MNR-203 type generators to each active unit, a water cooling unit, and their accessories. The output maxima of the generators are 200 Kv at 8 mA, and their electron beams can be collected to the same surface by means of a rotating device. For the in-service radiation protection of the modules iron plates with lead plate lining are used. The modular units are fastened first to a base pair of rails of a belt conveyor, then inserted into the tunnel. The equipment can be transported by a medium-size truck and handled by 4 persons. From its arrival at the spot, the equipment can be installed within 4 hours. (Sz.J.)

  10. 晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤67例手术处理%Surgical treatment of 67 cases of late pregancy complicated with gigantic uterine leiomyoma

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    魏璐; 潘玥; 胡茜

    2011-01-01

    Objective The treatment of late pregnancy complicated with gigantic uterine leiomyoma in cesarean section (CS) was investigated. Methods A retrospective case-control study was done to review the clinical data of pregnancy with gigantic uterine leiomyoma (A group), late preganacy with leiomyoma (B group), late pregnancy without leiomyoma (C group). The age, operation time and blood loss were compared. Results The age, operation time, blood loss,low-lying placenta,abnormal fetal position, neonata weight, the time to use the antibiotic were significantly different between group A and group B and group C (P<0. 05). No significant differences on postoperative inpatient period, neonatal asphyxia, peupariun infection were found between group A and group B and C (P>0. 05). Conclusion Myomectomy of gigantic uterine leiomyoma during CS is feasible, but careful perioperative management is very critical.%目的 探讨晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤术中的处理方式.方法 分析晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤(A组)、晚期妊娠合并子宫肌瘤(B组)及单纯行剖宫产(C组)患者的临床资料,每组均为67例.对患者年龄、手术时间、术中失血量等指标进行比较.结果 A组的年龄、手术时间、术中失血量、低置胎盘、胎位异常、新生儿体重、抗生素使用时间与B、C组相比有统计学差异(P<0.05),但3组间术后住院时间、新生儿窒息率及产褥感染率无明显差异(P>0.05).结论 剖宫产术中同时处理巨大子宫肌瘤是可行的,但必须根据受术者的个体情况加强围手术期的管理.

  11. 妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤17例临床分析%Clinical Analysis of 17 Cases of Pregnancy Complicated with Gigantic Uterine Fibroids

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    晋兴林; 花怀珍

    2014-01-01

    0bjective:To explore the management of pregnancy complicated with gigantic uterine fibroids in ce-sarean section.Methods:A retrospective case-control study was done to review the clinical data of 17 cases of preg-nancy with gigantic uterine fibroids (A group),17 cases of pregnancy with fibroids (B group), 17 cases of pregnancy without fibroids (C group).The operation time,blood loss,postpartum hemorrhage,peuparium infection and hospital-ization days were compared.Results:The mean operative time in group A was significantly longer than group B、C (P0.05).Conclusions:Myomectomy of gigantic uterine fibroids during Cesarean section is safe and feasible,but careful perioperative management is very critical.%目的:探讨妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤的剖宫产术中的处理方式。方法:选择某医院妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤17例(A组)、妊娠合并子宫肌瘤17例(B组)及单纯行剖宫产17例(C组)的患者临床资料进行回顾性分析。对手术时间、术中失血量、产后出血情况、产褥感染率、术后住院天数等指标进行比较。结果:研究组A组的手术时间、术中出血量、产后出血例数明显高于对照组B、C组(P0.05)。结论:剖宫产术中同时处理巨大子宫肌瘤安全、可行,但必须强调整个围手术期管理的重要性。

  12. Uso de hábitat de nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis, a través de rastros indirectos, en la zona de influencia de Puerto Carreño (Vichada-Colombia

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis es uno de los mayores depredadores de los sistemas acuáticos de la Orinoquia colombiana. En Colombia mantiene la categoría “En peligro” de la IUCN y actualmente la principal amenaza que enfrenta es la degradación de su hábitat. Se realizaron recorridos a pie por orillas de lagunas y caños y recorridos en bote en el cauce principal de segmentos de los ríos Bita y Orinoco. En puntos de muestreo de orilla sistemáticamente elegidos, que corresponden a puntos con ausencia de rastro; y en cada punto donde se encontraron campamentos o madrigueras, se midieron variables del microhábitat que caracterizan la estructura física y la vegetación de la orilla. A partir de índices de abundancia de madrigueras y campamentos y mediante análisis de contingencia para tablas R X C se determinaron uso y preferencias de hábitat y microhábitat de la nutria gigante. Se encontró una preferencia por caños y lagunas
    para la construcción de madrigueras y campamentos. Se observó que la zona de ventanas caracterizada por afloramientos rocosos dentro del río Orinoco es hábitat para nutrias gigantes aunque es atípico según lo registrado en su área de distribución. Madrigueras y campamentos están asociados a orillas con grandes árboles caídos, suelos orgánicos y en menor proporción con sustratos rocosos. En particular las madrigueras están asociadas con sistemas de raíces y barrancos medianos. Es importante la protección de los sistemas acuáticos de esta zona en especial de lagunas, caños y de la zona de ventanas dentro del río Orinoco. El cuidado de las orillas es fundamental para asegurar la permanencia de poblaciones locales de la especie. El estudio reitera la importancia de realizar programas de investigación a largo plazo para profundizar en el conocimiento ecológico de la especie y generar estrategias de manejo y de conservación de los ecosistemas acuáticos en la región.

  13. Análisis de los polimorfismos de longitud de los fragmentos de restricción (RFLP del gen ribosómico 18S RNA de nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensis

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    Full Text Available La nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensises un mamífero carnívoro de la familia Mustelidae, ala cual pertenecen también las tairas, las martas y los hurones. La nutria es considerada por elCITES como una especie vulnerable y por la IUCN como especie en peligro de extinción. Por estarazón, el Centro de Biología Molecular del Gimnasio Campestre inicio un proyecto de genética conservacionista que pretende proveer información utilizable para el análisis, tanto de la especieP. brasiliensiscomo de sus familiares mas cercanos, y de esta forma, proponer planes de manejo dela especie y su hábitat previniendo su extinción.

  14. Análise dos últimos 50 casos de tumor de células gigantes ósseo tratados na unidade de tumores do aparelho locomotor dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra

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    Introdução e Objectivo: O tumor de células gigantes ósseo constitui 5% dos tumores ósseos primários, podendo atingir os 20% na Ásia. A sua histologia, clínica e epidemiologia são conhecidas e encontram-se bem retratadas na literatura científica actual. O seu comportamento biológico imprevisível torna-o um desafio na obtenção de bons resultados com a preconização da terapêutica cirúrgica. O objectivo deste estudo foi investigar as características epidemiológicas, distribuição esquelética, méto...

  15. Determinación parcial del mapa de restricción del DNA mitocondrial de la nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensis y comparación con otros mustélidos colombianos en cautiverio

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    Full Text Available La nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensises un mamífero carnívoro de la familia Mustelidae, ala cual pertenecen también las tairas y los hurones. La nutria es considerada por el CITES comouna especie vulnerable y por la IUCN como especie en peligro de extinción. Por esta razón, elCentro de Biología Molecular del Gimnasio Campestre inicio un proyecto de genética conser-vacionista que pretende proveer información utilizable para el análisis, tanto de la especieP. brasiliensiscomo de sus familiares mas cercanos, y de esta forma, proponer planes de manejode la especie y su hábitat previniendo su extinción.

  16. Tumor de células gigantes em falange proximal com metástase pulmonar: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Giant cell tumor in proximal phalanx with pulmonary metastasis: case report and literature review

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    Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes (TCG) em falange proximal de terceiro dedo da mão esquerda com metástase pulmonar. A paciente apresentava dor no dedo sem história prévia de trauma. Foram realizados exame clínico, estudo radiográfico e ressonância nuclear magnética. Feito o estudo histológico, a partir de biópsia incisional, com hipótese de TCG. Foi submetida à amputação do dedo, confirmando o diagnóstico pela microscopia da peça. A paciente foi acompanhada devido ao...

  17. 基于神经网络的东南太平洋茎柔鱼渔场预报模型的建立及解释%Modeling of fishing grounds for Dosidicus gigas based on BP neural network in southeast Pacific

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    汪金涛; 高峰; 雷林; 官文江; 周劲望; 叶守建; 陈新军

    2014-01-01

    东南太平洋秘鲁茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是我国鱿钓船的重要捕捞对象.准确预报中心渔场是提高渔业生产能力的重要内容.本文根据2006~ 2009年我国远洋船队东南太平洋秘鲁茎柔鱼生产统计数据(月份、经度、纬度)及遥感获得的表温、Ni(n)o 3.4区海表温度异常、海面高度资料,利用反向传播(EBP)神经网络建立秘鲁茎柔鱼中心渔场预报模型.在此基础上,尝试使用神经网络解释图(neural interpretation diagram)、自变量相关(independent variable relevance)、灵敏度分析(sensitivity analyses)三种方法解释EBP模型权重,推断东南太平洋茎柔鱼中心渔场形成的主要影响因子.结果认为,影响中心渔场的3个主要影响因子为Ni(n)o 3.4区海表温度异常、表温和纬度,其贡献率分别为28.95%、22.1%和19.68%.利用EBP神经网络建立的预报模型不仅在预报精度上达到要求,而且能够很好地解释秘鲁茎柔鱼中心渔场的形成机制.

  18. A comparison of habitats of Dosidicus gigas in the fishing ground off Chile and Peru based on information gain technique%基于信息增益技术比较分析智利和秘鲁外海茎柔鱼渔场环境

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    易倩; 陈新军; 余为; 刘必林; 李建华; 方舟

    2014-01-01

    茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是短生命周期物种,广泛分布在东太平洋海域.其资源大小和分布受不同时空尺度的气候变化影响.根据我国鱿钓船生产数据,结合卫星遥感获取的环境资料,利用信息增益技术对东太平洋智利和秘鲁外海两个海区茎柔鱼栖息环境进行比较分析.可以得出,智利和秘鲁外海茎柔鱼中心渔场分布对应的适宜表温(SST)范围分别是15~ 23℃和16 ~ 25℃,且每月最高作业频次对应的SST值具有明显的季节性特征,与SST平均值关系密切.信息增益技术结果表明,智利外海和秘鲁外海影响中心渔场分布的关键环境因子基本相同,主要为SST、55米层水温(T55)、表层至55米层的水温梯度(G0-55).研究认为,不同海域表征茎柔鱼中心渔场的主要环境因子是有差异的,这一差异主要由其海洋环境大背景所决定.

  19. Observation of reproductive system and gonad development of male jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas in south-east Pacific Ocean%东南太平洋茎柔鱼雄性生殖系统的解剖与性腺发育的研究

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    许泓民; 陈新军; 管卫兵

    2013-01-01

    采用解剖学和组织切片技术对东南太平洋茎柔鱼Dosidicus gigas雄性生殖系统进行观察.结果表明:茎柔鱼雄性生殖系统由精巢、输精管、储精囊、前列腺、精荚囊、阴茎、生殖孔等组成,其中精巢由众多精小叶组成,精小叶间彼此紧密相连,精小叶中分布着各种不同发育阶段的生殖细胞,生殖细胞在精小叶中由外向内发育,成熟精子分布在精小叶中央(小叶腔),通过小叶腔把精子输送至精荚;茎柔鱼雄性性腺发育分为5个时期,Ⅰ、Ⅱ为未成熟期,Ⅲ、Ⅳ、Ⅴ为成熟期,茎柔鱼雄性性腺为不同步发育,性腺发育成熟后仍存在早期阶段的生殖细胞.研究表明,用传统的肉眼判别方法与组织切片判别方法得出的茎柔鱼雄性性腺发育期结果存在一定差异,其差异主要体现在性腺发育的未成熟时期.

  20. Clinical Analysis of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Gigantic Uterus (Report of 178 cases)%178例腹腔镜巨大子宫全切术临床分析

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    李玲玲; 岳青芬

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨巨大子宫经腹腔镜切除的安全性、手术技巧和临床价值。方法分析该院178例行经腹腔镜巨大子宫切除术(子宫跃孕12周)的临床资料。结果所有手术均经腹腔镜完成,无一例手术并发症发生。手术时间院(89.4±31.6)min;出血量院(94.5±48.3)mL。平均住院时间4.8 d。结论经腹腔镜巨大子宫切除术安全可行,但应选好适应症,术者具备较高的腹腔镜操作水平。%Objective To investigate the clinical value and operating techniques of laparoscopic hysterectomy for gigantic uter. Methods 178 patients whose uteris were larger than twelve-weeks pmgnant uteri accepted aparoscopic hysterectomy and their clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Results All operations were performed successfully under laparoseopy. No operating complication happened in any cases.The operating time was (89.4±31.6)min,blood loss in operation was (94.5±48.3)mL and the average hospitalization time was 4.8 days.Conclusion On the basis of proper indication and good operating techniques of the oper-ators, laparoscopic hysterectomy for gigantic uteri is safe and feasible.

  1. Case study of a 15-year-old boy with McCune-Albright syndrome combined with pituitary gigantism: effect of octreotide-long acting release (LAR) and cabergoline therapy.

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    Tajima, Toshihiro; Tsubaki, Junko; Ishizu, Katsura; Jo, Wakako; Ishi, Nobuaki; Fujieda, Kenji

    2008-07-01

    The use of octreotide-LAR and cabergoline therapy has shown great promise in adults with acromegaly; however, the experience in pediatric patients has rarely been reported. We described a clinical course of a 15-year-old boy of McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) with pituitary gigantism. At the age of 8 years, a growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) producing pituitary adenoma was diagnosed at our hospital. He also had multiple fibrous dysplasia, so that he was diagnosed as having MAS. The tumor was partially resected, and GNAS1 gene mutation (R201C) was identified in affected tissues. We introduced octreotide to suppress GH secretion (100 mug 2/day s.c). During therapy with octreotide, IGF-1 and GH levels could not be suppressed and the patient frequently complained of nausea from octreotide treatment. Therefore, the therapy was changed to monthly injections of octreotide-LAR at the age of 12.3 years and was partially effective. However, as defect of left visual field worsened due to progressive left optic canal stenosis, he underwent second neurological decompression of the left optic nerve at 13.4 years of age. After surgery, in addition to octreotide-LAR, cabergoline (0.25 mg twice a month) was started. This regimen normalized serum levels of GH and IGF-1; however, he showed impaired glucose tolerance and gallstones at 15.7 years of age. Therefore, the dose of octreotide-LAR was reduced to 10 mg and the dose of cabergoline increased. This case demonstrated the difficulty of treating pituitary gigantism due to MAS. The use of octreotide-LAR and cabergoline should be considered even in pediatric patients; however, adverse events due to octreotide-LAR must be carefully examined. PMID:18445999

  2. Anemia hemolítica autoinmune en un niño con hepatitis de células gigantes Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in an infant with giant cell hepatitis

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    Jessica Gómez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen a pesar de transplante hepático. La AHAI usualmente precede el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora previene la progresión de la enfermedad.Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA associated with giant cell hepatitis (GCH is a rare disorder in infants. Few cases have been reported and despite receiving a liver transplant, there is high mortality among patients. AIHA usually precedes the development of liver disease. Early recognition of this association and the administration of immunosuppressive therapy prevent progression of the disease. Keywords: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, giant cell hepatitis La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen por fallo hepático, a pesar de trasplante. La AHAI suele preceder el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora evitan la progresión de la enfermedad. Se reporta un niño de 1 año de edad al que se le diagnosticó AHAI al mes y medio de edad y luego desarrolló HCG. Para su manejo, ameritó terapia inmunosupresora con corticoesteroides, inmunoglobulina intravenosa, anticuerpo monoclonal anti-CD20 (Rituximab y, además, plasmeferésis.

  3. Tumor de células gigantes da extremidade distal do fêmur: um desafio de tratamento Giant cell tumor of femoral distal end: a challenge in treatment

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    Suraj Bajracharya

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos aqui um caso de tumor de células gigantes na extremidade distal do fêmur direito tratado com ressecção da massa tumoral em bloco com remoção aguda da extremidade proximal e distal e fixado com hastes longas em K atravessando o joelho, do fêmur à tíbia. Após a consolidação / união completa das extremidades, foi feita a remoção da haste em K, seguida pela corticotomia juntamente com a osteogênese da distração com o auxílio do anel fixador de Ilizarov. O comprimento foi alcançado com este processo. O resultado final foi muito bom neste caso. Revisamos as opções de tratamento para tumor maligno de células gigantes na extremidade distal do fêmur e as dificuldades de tratá-lo.We present a case of malignant giant cell tumor of distal end of right femur treated with resection of the tumor mass en block with acute docking of proximal and distal end and fixed with long K-nail across knee from femur to tibia. After complete consolidation/ union of the ends, removal of K nail was done followed by corticotomy along with distraction osteogenesis with the help of Ilizarov ring fixator. The length was achieved with this process. The end result was very good in this case. We reviewed the treatment options for malignant giant cell tumor of femoral distal end and the challenges in its treatment.

  4. Efeitos da Adubação e de Nematicida no Crescimento e na Produção da Palma Forrageira (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv. Gigante Effects of Nematicide and Fertilization on the Forage Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv. "Gigante" Growth and Production

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    Margareth Maria Teles

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    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em telado do Departamento de Zootecnia da UFRPE, objetivando medir o efeito da adubação e de nematicida no crescimento e produção da palma, com sintoma de amarelecimento. Os tratamentos experimentais constaram da adição ou não de macronutrientes, micronutrientes e de nematicida em um delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados. Para número de cladódios primários, a análise de variância demonstrou efeito não significativo pelo teste F. Para número total de cladódios, número de cladódios secundários, área de cladódio, índice de área de cladódios e produção de matéria seca, a análise de variância revelou efeito significativo. Não houve efeito dos micronutrientes e de nematicida no grupo dos tratamentos de Solução de Macronutrientes Completa para número de cladódios primários, número de cladódios secundários, área de cladódio, índice de área de cladódios e produção de matéria seca, sendo a média geral 1,56; 0,84; 811,11 cm²; 1,15 e 42,73 g/vaso, respectivamente.The experiment was performed in a green house at the Animal Science Department of the Pernambuco Federal Rural University (UFRPE and aimed to study the nematicide and fertilization effects on the forage cactus cv. "Gigante" growth and production using propagative materials with clorotic symptom. The experimental treatments tested the addition or no of macronutrients, micronutrients and nematicide. It was used a complete randomized block design. Considering the primary cladode's number, no differences were found by F test. Significative differences were found to the total number of cladodes, secondary cladode number, cladode area, cladode area index and dry matter yield. The addition of micronutrients and nematicide did not influence the primary and secondary cladode number, cladode area, cladode area index and dry matter yield, and the mean values obtained were 1.56, 0.84, 811.11 cm², 1.15 and 42.73 g

  5. 棒球缝合法在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中的应用%Application of baseball suture in laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma

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    干晓琴; 刘江; 林海; 张凌; 张强; 黄利琼; 张家佳

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    Objective To observe the clinical effect of the baseball suture in laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromy-oma.Methods Ninety-six patients with gigantic hysteromyoma undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy at our department from January, 2013 to December,2015 were randomly divided into research group ( using Lin's baseball suture) and control group ( with classical con-tinuous suture) ,48 cases in each group.The suture time,whole operation time,intraoperative blood loss,postoperative complications and hospital stay were compared between the two groups.Results The average intraoperative blood loss in the research group was signifi-cantly lower than that in the control group (P0.05).No postoperative complications happened in the both groups.Conclusion In laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma,baseball suture can reduce the intraoperative blood loss.Therefore,it is a very good method for clinical application.%目的:观察棒球缝合法在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中的应用效果。方法将2013年01月至2015年12月在成都市妇女儿童中心医院妇科接受腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术的患者96例,采用随机数字表法分为研究组(采用棒球缝合法)和对照组(采用传统连续扣锁缝合法),每组48例,比较两组子宫肌瘤剥除创面缝合时间、手术总时间、术中出血量、住院天数及术后并发症情况。结果研究组患者术中出血量明显低于对照组,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05);两组术中缝合肌瘤剥除创面时间、手术总时间、术后住院天数比较,差异无统计学意义( P>0.05)。两组患者均无术中术后并发症发生。结论在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中采用棒球缝合法可以减少术中出血量,是一种值得临床应用的好方法。

  6. Expressão imuno-histoquímica da vimentina e do HHF-35 em fibroma de células gigantes, hiperplasia fibrosa e fibroma da mucosa oral Immunohistochemical expression of vimentin and HHF-35 in giant cell fibroma, fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma of the oral mucosa

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    Márcia Cristina da Costa Miguel

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O fibroma de células gigantes, a hiperplasia fibrosa e o fibroma constituem algumas das mais freqüentes lesões fibrosas orais, compartilhando características clínicas e histopatológicas. Este estudo teve o objetivo de investigar a imunorreatividade das células gigantes estreladas mono, bi ou multinucleadas, características do fibroma de células gigantes e, ocasionalmente presentes na hiperplasia fibrosa e no fibroma, a anticorpos anti-vimentina e anti-actina de músculo (HHF-35, visando detectar características fenotípicas destas células. Os resultados demonstraram que na maioria dos casos houve imunorreatividade para a vimentina, sugerindo um fenótipo fibroblástico para estas células.The giant cell fibroma, fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma are the most frequent fibrous oral lesions, sharing clinical and histopathological features. The purpose of this study was to investigate the immunoreactivity of the large stellate-shaped mononuclear and multinucleated cells, reported as the most characteristic histological feature of the giant cell fibroma but present occasionally in fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma, for the antibodies vimentin and HHF-35 in order to detect phenotypical characteristic of these cells. The results showed in the most of cases positive staining for vimentin, suggesting a fibroblast phenotype for these cells.

  7. Drainage therapy for gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw%开窗减压术治疗颌骨巨大囊性病变的临床研究

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    辛俊彤; 袁荣涛; 卜令学; 贾暮云; 李宁毅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the drainage therapy for giganlic cyslic lesions of the jaw. Methods Seven palienls with giganlic cyslic lesions of the jaw in the Deplarlmenl of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Affiliated Hospital of Medical College in Qingdao U niversily were examnined wilh drainage iherapy from August,2006 to April,2009. They were evaluated wilh a preoperalive panoramic photography and CT. Second operation was taken while the cavity became narrow and small. The left cystic lesion tissue was obtained for pathological examination. Results Six cases with gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw were cured with drainage therapy in an average peri od of 15. 7 months,from five months to twenty-six months. There was no recurrence after one year's follow-up. One case with dentigerous cyst failed with drainage therapy,and then was taken curettage. The cyst wall was found thicker than other cases. Conclusions Drain age therapy was an ideal minimally invasive surgery therapy for gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw. The mechanisms need more studies.%目的 研究开窗减压术治疗颌骨巨大囊性病变.方法 选取7例颌骨巨大囊性病变病例,术前均行X线和CT检查,行开窗减压术治疗.对其治疗前后影像学表现、组织病理学变化进行研究.结果 6例颌骨巨大囊性病变病例,经开窗减压治疗后,囊腔消退,二期手术刮除残余囊壁,随诊1年无复发,平均病程15.7月.另1例含牙囊肿治疗无效,行刮除术.结论 开窗减压术是一种理想的颌骨巨大囊性病变的微创功能治疗方法,其内在的机制尚需进一步研究.

  8. 腹腔镜与开腹对子宫巨大肌瘤剔除的疗效分析%Effect of laproscopy and laparotomy on gigantic hysteromyoma myomectomy

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    黄群欢; 黄燕; 蒋宋薇; 黄玲玲

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the effect of laproscopy and laparotomy on gigantic hysteromyma mymectomy. Methods Clincal data of 122 cases of myomectomy by laproscopy( laproscopy group)and 103 cases by open laparotomy( laparotomy group),during the period of Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2013,were collected and analyzed. The size of hysteromyoma in all cases were all ≥ 8 cm. Results The processes of all operations were successful without any complication. The mean blood loss of the laproscopy group was (48. 24 ± 9. 72)ml,the laparotomy group was(76. 02 ± 10. 21)ml,there was significant difference between two groups( P < 0. 05). The mean time in bed and the mean recovery time of bowel function postoperative of the laproscopy group were also significantly shorter than that of the laparotomy group(P <0. 05). Conclusion Laproscopy is micro-invasive and available for cases of gigantic hysteromyoma myomectomy.%目的:探讨腹腔镜或开腹在子宫巨大肌瘤剔除术中的应用效果。方法回顾性分析2009年1月至2013年12月我院收治的肌瘤直径≥8 cm 的经开腹子宫肌瘤剔除术患者103例(开腹组)和经腹腔镜子宫肌瘤剔除术患者122例(腔镜组)。分析比较两组患者平均手术时间、术中失血、术后恢复时间等情况。结果与开腹组比较,腹腔镜组无中转开腹和切口愈合不良的患者,且腹腔镜组术中平均失血(48.24±9.72)ml、术后平均卧床时间(12.89±2.10)h 和术后平均肛管恢复排气时间(22.46±2.21)h 等指标均小于开腹组(P <0.05)。结论由于腹腔镜切口美观、患者术后恢复快,在条件许可的医疗单位可用于子宫巨大肌瘤剔除术。

  9. Massive intracranial immature teratoma: report of a case with polyhidramnios and intense pelvic pain Teratoma imaturo gigante intracraniano: relato de caso com poli-hidrâmnio e dor pélvica intensa

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    Fernando A. Soares

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available A case of massive intracranial immature teratoma in a female stillborn is reported. She was the product of the second pregnancy of a 25-year-old healthy woman. The pregnancy was unremarkable until the 25th week of gestation when the mother noticed a rapid enlargement of her abdomen and intense pelvic pain. Because of the pain, a cesarean section was indicated, and a stillborn weighing 2750g with macrocephaly was delivered. The cranial contents weighed 1350g and showed a huge tumoral mass with only a rim of normal brain. A histologic diagnosis of immature teratoma was made. Massive intracranial teratomas are rare tumors and their occurrence in intrauterine life is even rarer. Their histogenesis is unknown, and there is no explanation for their continuous growth during embryogenesis. A prenatal diagnosis of this rare condition can be made by ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.Um caso de teratoma imaturo gigante do sistema nervoso central em um natimorto é relatado. Durante a gravidez, a mãe desenvolveu poli-hidrâmnio abrupto na 25ª semana de gestação e dor pélvica intensa, que levou a indicação de cesárea. O natimorto pesava 2750g, apresentava macrocefalia evidente e o conteúdo craniano pesou 1350g. Este era representado por tecido tumoral em sua maioria e apenas uma pequena rima de tecido encefálico normal. A histologia mostrou tratar-se de um teratoma imaturo. Teratomas intracranianos gigantes congênitos são neoplasias raras, de histogênese incerta e não há explicação para o crescimento contínuo e rápido durante a vida intra-uterína. O diagnóstico pré-natal pode ser realizado por ultra-sonografia, tomografía computadorizada ou ressonância magnética.

  10. 秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度和补充量与海表温度的相关关系%Relationship between sea surface temperature and abundance index,recruitment of Dosidicus gigas in the waters off Peru

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    徐冰; 陈新军; 陆化杰; 刘必林

    2013-01-01

    茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)广泛分布在东太平洋海域,是一种重要的经济捕捞种类.本文根据2003~2010年我国鱿钓船在秘鲁外海的生产统计数据和遥感获取的海表温度(SST)数据,利用典型相关性分析法和Marine Explore软件分析了茎柔鱼的资源丰度和补充量(以单位捕捞努力量渔获量为指标,t·d-1)与栖息海域20°N~20°S、70°W~110°W各渔区SST的相关性,获得影响秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度和补充量的SST因子,并建立关系模型.结果表明,当年资源丰度与SST的相关性最高值为5月份92.5°W、12.5°N海区(相关系数为0.94,P<0.001),该海区SST最适范围为29.8~30.5℃;下一年度资源补充量丰度指数与当年SST的相关性最高值为6月份98.5°W、11.5°N海区的(相关系数为0.93,P <0.01),该海区SST最适范围为29.1 ~30.5℃.同时,分别建立了基于SST因子的资源丰度预测模型(P<0.01).研究认为,秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度和补充量可较好利用SST因子进行预测.

  11. 大型工程建设项目对血吸虫病传播流行的影响%IMPACT OF GIGANTIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ON TRANSMISSION AND PREVALENCE OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS

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    谢娟; 闻礼永

    2015-01-01

    This article examined the influence on the distribution of Ocomelania, the middle-host of schistosome, the changing by ecological environment, resulted from key engineering construction projects such as water conservancy engineering construction project, wetland engineering construction project and agricultural engineering construction projects. An analysis to the potential risk factors such as the spread of snails and new breeding grounds of snail, caused by all kinds of engineering construction.This paper reviews and discusses how to use the advantage of gigantic engineering construction projects to promote schistosomiasis prevention and control work.%本文综述了我国水利工程、湿地、农业等一系列重大工程建设所引起生态环境变化对血吸虫唯一中间宿主钉螺分布扩散的影响,分析了各工程建设可能导致钉螺扩散,形成新的钉螺孳生地等潜在危险因素,并就如何利用工程建设趋利避害促进血吸虫病防治工作进行了探讨。

  12. PEG模拟干旱胁迫对巨紫荆种子萌发及生长生理的影响%Effects of PEG simulated drought stress on seed germination and growth physiology of Cercis gigante

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    凌敏; 杨秀莲; 王良桂

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the drought tolerance of Cercis gigante seed in germination stage. The seeds were soaked at 80℃ hot water for 12h,then treated with 150 mg/L gibberellin for 12h,and finally stratified at low temperature for one month. After dormancy breaking, the seeds of Cercis gigante seeds were germinated on filter paper in Petri dish gauze under different concentration of PEG solution. Effects of drought stress on seed germination per⁃centage, seedling growth, protective enzyme activity and organic osmoregulation substances were studied.A regression a⁃nalysis was conducted between PEG concentration and the germination rate , radicle length and so on . Results showed that:① Under PEG stress, the seed germination rate, germination index, vigor index, radicle and hypocotyl length showed a trend of rising first and then decline with the aggravating of drought stress,indicating that low concentration (5%) of PEG could promote the seeds germination and growth, whereas high concentrations (10%,20%, 30%) had the inhibition effects.②With the increase of PEG concentration, contents of three kinds of organic regulation substances ( soluble sugar, soluble protein and free proline) and SOD activity in Cercis gigante seedsall showed a trend of decline first and then rising.POD activity showed a trend of rising first and then decline.Thus it could be seen that the drought tolerance of Cercis gigante seeds could be improved by increasing protective enzyme activities and contents of osmotic regulation substances, making the inhibition degree to the minimum.%为研究巨紫荆种子萌发期对水分胁迫的耐受性,以80℃热水处理12 h,150 mg/L赤霉素浸种12 h,低温沙藏1个月,打破休眠后的巨紫荆种子为材料,采用培养皿纱布滤纸萌发的方法研究了不同浓度聚乙二醇( PEG)溶液对其种子萌发、生长、保护酶活性和有机渗透调节物质含量的影响,并对种子的萌

  13. Fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram por capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana Phytoremediation of picloram-contaminated soil by Eleusine coracana

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    Sergio de Oliveira Procópio

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O longo efeito residual do herbicida picloram no solo aumenta o risco de lixiviação e de fitotoxicidade em culturas sucedâneas; sua presença no solo pode ser abreviada com o uso da fitorremediação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da densidade populacional de capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana sobre a fitorremediação de solo contaminado com o herbicida picloram. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação localizada no município de Rio Verde-GO, no período de setembro de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007. Os tratamentos foram compostos pela combinação entre quatro densidades populacionais da espécie vegetal Eleusine coracana (capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (0, 7, 14 e 21 plantas por vaso, correspondendo a 0, 172, 344 e 516 plantas m-2, respectivamente e três doses do picloram (0, 80 e 160 g ha-1 - aplicadas diretamente nos vasos, simulando níveis de contaminação do solo. Após o cultivo da espécie vegetal fitorremediadora no substrato por 100 dias, efetuou-se, no próprio vaso, a semeadura da soja (Glycine max L., espécie utilizada como bioindicadora da presença do picloram. A espécie Eleusine coracana mostrou ter capacidade de remediar solos contaminados com o herbicida picloram. A partir de 172 plantas m-2, aumentos na densidade populacional da espécie fitorremediadora não proporcionaram redução de carryover do herbicida picloram sobre a cultura da soja semeada em sucessão.The long-term residual effect of the herbicide picloram poses risks of leaching and phytotoxicity to successive crops. Phytoremediation can abbreviate the long carryover effect. This research was carried out from September 2006 to February 2007, under green house conditions, in Rio Verde, Goiás, Brazil, to study the influence of Eleusine coracana population density on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram. The treatments consisted of the combination of four Eleusine coracana population densities (0, 7, 14

  14. Eficácia terapêutica do interferon alfa em criança com hemangioma gigante craniofacial: relato de caso Therapeutical effectiveness of interferon alpha in a child with craniofacial giant hemangioma: case report

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    Nilson Lopes da Fonseca Junior

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O hemangioma é o tumor benigno mais freqüente da infância. O hemangioma capilar geralmente apresenta-se como uma mancha ou tumoração violácea bem delimitada. O diagnóstico destas lesões é clínico. O hemangioma gigante é rara e extensa variação do hemangioma capilar, que geralmente ocorre em recém-nascidos e lactentes. Várias são as modalidades terapêuticas, como a injeção intralesional de corticóide, laserterapia, injeção intralesional de soluções esclerosantes, corticoterapia sistêmica, cirurgia, radioterapia e embolização. Novas modalidades terapêuticas têm sido desenvolvidas, com o objetivo de se obter melhores resultados e possibilitar o tratamento de lesões de difícil acesso cirúrgico e refratárias às modalidades terapêuticas utilizadas rotineiramente. Os melhores resultados tem sido obtidos com o interferon alfa. Este é um caso de uma paciente com três meses de idade, que apresentava desde o nascimento, tumoração arroxeada e amolecida em pálpebra superior do olho direito, lesões cutâneas planas e arroxeadas em região temporal e parietal direita. Realizada tomografia computadorizada de crânio evidenciando processo expansivo orbitário vascularizado com extensão para fossa média, seio cavernoso e fossa posterior. O tratamento inicial foi a corticoterapia oral durante quarenta dias, com redução progressiva por quatro semanas. Com o quadro praticamente inalterado, foi iniciado o tratamento com interferon alfa, na dose de 3.000.000 U/m², subcutâneo, três vezes por semana. Após 9 meses de tratamento, observa-se apenas uma pequena lesão orbitária residual. Neste caso, o interferon alfa apresentou-se como boa opção no tratamento do hemangioma gigante craniofacial.Hemangiomas are the most commom benign tumors of infancy. Capillary hemangioma generally is presented as a spot or well-defined purple lesion. The diagnosis of these tumors is based on physical examination. Giant hemangioma is a rare

  15. Produção de fitomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea do sorgo de Guiné gigante Biomass production and accumulation of nutrients in shoots of Giant Guinea sorghum plants

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    Gustavo Pavan Mateus

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A escolha de espécies com elevada produção de fitomassa para utilização como plantas de cobertura no sistema de semeadura direta é extremamente importante em regiões de inverno seco. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção de fitomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea das plantas de sorgo Guiné gigante (Sorghum bicolor subespécie bicolor raça guinea, semeados em diferentes épocas de semeadura. Foi utilizado um delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com seis tratamentos e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por seis épocas de semeadura (25/09/2000; 25/10/2000; 24/11/2000; 22/12/2000; 22/02/2001 e 03/04/2001. Por ocasião do florescimento das plantas, avaliou-se a produção de matéria seca, o número e diâmetro de colmos e a altura das plantas. Também foi determinado o teor e acúmulo de macro e micronutrientes, além da relação C/N. O ciclo das plantas diminuiu com o atraso da época de semeadura, e, conseqüentemente, a produção de matéria seca e a relação C/N também foram menores. Comportamento contrário foi observado para o teor de nutrientes. O sorgo de Guiné gigante é sensível ao fotoperíodo e, portanto, semeaduras mais tardias ocasionam diminuição do crescimento das plantas, produção de biomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes. Esta espécie consiste em uma boa opção para cultivo como planta de cobertura no sistema de semeadura direta devido a alta produção de fitomassa e ciclagem de N, P e K.Choosing species with high phytomass production to be cropped in no tillage system is extremely important in dry winter regions. The purpose of this research was to study plant biomass production and accumulation of nutrients in shoots of Giant Guinea sorghum plants (Sorghum bicolor subspecies bicolor race Guinea sown in different sowing dates. A randomized complete block design with six treatments and four replications was performed. Treatments consisted of six sowing dates (09/25/2000; 10

  16. Oligosymptomatic and giant basilar artery dolichoectasia discovered after a stroke: case report Dolicoectasia gigante e oligossintomática da artéria basilar descoberta após uma isquemia: relato de caso

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    Cynthia Resende Campos

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    Full Text Available The most frequently diagnosed complication of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD is the compression of structures adjacent to the vertebral and basilar arteries. A giant VBD with only slight compressive symptoms is unusual. In this setting, the diagnosis of VBD may be casually revealed after the occurrence of a posterior circulation stroke, another potential complication. We report a 48-year-old woman who presented a two-month history of continuous buzz and a slight right-sided hearing loss that was followed by a cerebellar ischemic stroke. Brain CT and MRI revealed a marked compression of the brainstem due to an ectatic, tortuous and partially thrombosed basilar artery (BA. The largest cross-sectional diameter of BA was 18 mm. The patient had a good functional recovery within the two-month follow-up after stroke with modified Rankin scale score (mRSS=2. At the one-year follow-up, patient still kept the complaints of continuous buzz, slight right-sided hearing loss and the mRSS was the same. We call attention for an unusual giant VBD that caused an impressive brainstem compression with displacement of important structures in an oligosymptomatic patient. Diagnosis was made only after the occurrence of a stroke. Despite of the good functional recovery after stroke, the presence of significant atherosclerotic changes and the large BA diameter may indicate a poor outcome. However, after one year, she remains oligosymptomatic.A complicação mais freqüentemente encontrada na dolicoectasia vertebrobasilar (DVB é a compressão de estruturas adjacentes às artérias vertebrais e à artéria basilar. Uma DVB gigante apenas com sintomas compressivos leves é infreqüente. Nesse caso, o diagnóstico pode ser descoberto ao acaso após uma isquemia da circulação posterior, outra complicação possível da DVB. Relatamos o caso de uma mulher de 48 anos com história de zumbido e perda auditiva leve a direita por 2 meses, desenvolvendo, a seguir, uma

  17. Tumor de células gigantes em falange proximal com metástase pulmonar: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Giant cell tumor in proximal phalanx with pulmonary metastasis: case report and literature review

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    Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes (TCG em falange proximal de terceiro dedo da mão esquerda com metástase pulmonar. A paciente apresentava dor no dedo sem história prévia de trauma. Foram realizados exame clínico, estudo radiográfico e ressonância nuclear magnética. Feito o estudo histológico, a partir de biópsia incisional, com hipótese de TCG. Foi submetida à amputação do dedo, confirmando o diagnóstico pela microscopia da peça. A paciente foi acompanhada devido ao risco de metástase pulmonar, evidenciada em estudo radiográfico e tomografia computadorizada de tórax, sendo submetida à toracotomia. Desde então, houve melhora dos sintomas referidos no pré-operatório e ausência de recidiva local e novas metástases.This is a case report on a giant cell tumor in the proximal phalanx of the third finger of the left hand, with pulmonary metastasis. The patient presented pain in the finger without any previous history of trauma. Clinical examination, radiographic imaging and magnetic resonance imaging were carried out. A histological evaluation was done from an incisional biopsy, taking the hypothesis of giant cell tumor. The patient underwent amputation of the finger and the diagnosis was confirmed by means of microscopy on the specimen. The patient was followed up because of the risk of lung metastasis, which was shown by radiographic examination and computed tomography on the chest, and thoracotomy was performed. Since then, there has been an improvement of the symptoms that had been reported preoperatively, and no local recurrence or new metastasis has been found.

  18. REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH ON DAGUANGBAO GIGANTIC ROCKSLIDE TRIGGERED BY WENCHUAN EARTHQUAKE%汶川地震触发大光包巨型滑坡遥感研究

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    殷跃平; 成余粮; 王军; 王猛; 刘彬; 宋云; 梁京涛

    2011-01-01

    大光包滑坡位于四川省安县高川乡,是汶川Ms8.0级地震触发的规模最大的巨型滑坡.本文采用震前和震后高分辨率遥感数据源,对大光包滑坡滑动前后进行了4期遥感图像对比解译和分析,结合现场调查和地面测绘,对滑坡分区、滑面形态、剪出口位置及滑坡体体积进行了初步研究.将滑坡划分为滑源区、滑坡洼地区、主滑体堆积区、下游堆积区、上游堆积区和前缘堆积区,其中,主滑坡堆积区基本保持了母岩原有结构形态,其岩层产状与基岩大体一致,未明显解体,出露长1100m,宽490m,平均厚215m,体积达4.64×109m3.对比了滑动前后的地形、地貌,以及原矿硐、矿渣、工棚等的位置变化,确定了滑坡边界、滑动方向,滑动距离达1.75km.本文建立了大光包滑坡区1:5000地面数字高程模型(DEM),获得了滑坡堆积区平面分布面积及最大堆积厚度,采用AutoCAD软件分别建立了大光包滑坡滑动前后及滑面的三维实体模型,计算出大光包滑坡最大纵长约4.3km,横宽约3.5km,最大厚度约550m,体积约为11.52~ 11.99×109m3,不仅是我国,也是全球近百年来发生的规模最大的滑坡之一.%The Daguangbao gigantic rockslide is located on the Gaochuan village, Anxia county. It is the hugest landslide triggered by the Wenchuan 8. 0 earthquake on May 12 of 2008. This paper uses four periods of remote sensing data with high resolution before/after the earthquake and ground surveying and mapping data to analyze the basic features of the Daguangbao rockslide. The basic features include the accumulation and movement zoning,the sliding surface and exiting, and the volume. The Daguangbao gigantic rockslide is classified into sliding source, back depression, main bedrock accumulation, down-stream accumulation, up - stream accumulation and front lobe. The main bedrock accumulation remained a structure of parent layered limestone rockmass with slight separation

  19. FISH RECRUITMENT FORECASTING FOR DOSIDICUS GIGAS BASED ON MULTI-ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PACIFIC%基于环境因子的东南太平洋茎柔鱼资源补充量预报模型研究

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    汪金涛; 陈新军; 高峰; 雷林

    2014-01-01

    东南太平洋茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)是短生命周期种类,其资源量极易受到海洋环境变化的影响.根据2003-2012年我国鱿钓船在东南太平洋的生产统计数据,以及茎柔鱼栖息地的海表温度(SST)、海面高度(SSH)、叶绿素a浓度(chla)数据,利用相关性分析法分析茎柔鱼资源丰度和补充量(以单位捕捞努力量渔获量为指标,t/d)与栖息海域20°S-20°N、110°W-70°W的SST、SSH、chl a浓度的相关性,获取相关系数大的关键海区位置,同时加入茎柔鱼产卵场、索饵场最适表层水温范围占总面积的比例(分别用Ps、PF表示)两个参数,建立三种基于主要环境因子的误差反向传播(EBP)神经网络资源补充量预报模型,进行了比较.结果表明:茎柔鱼资源丰度与SST、SSH、chl a浓度的相关系数最大值海域为7月份的Point1(13°N,102°W)海区、9月份的Point3(11°N,102°W)海区和3月份的Point5(8°S,107°W)海区;资源补充量与SST、SSH、chla浓度的相关系数最大值海域为6月份的Point2(8°N,103.5°W)海区、2月份的Point4(12°N,97.5°W)海区和10月份的Point6(10°S,93.5°W)海区.EBP神经网络预报模型结果认为:基于产卵环境关键影响因子的方案2(以Point2的SST、Point4的SSH、Point6的chla浓度、Ps作为模型输入因子)和基于全部环境关键影响因子的方案3(以Point1与Point2的SST、Point3与Point4的SSH、Point5与Point6的chl a浓度、Ps、PF作为模型输入因子)的两种神经网络预报模型均方误差较小,其准确率可达90%左右.

  20. Genetic variation analysis on large-sized group and small-sized group of Dosidicus gigas off Peru Exclusive Economic Zones%秘鲁外海茎柔鱼大型群与小型群的遗传变异分析

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    刘连为; 陈新军; 许强华; 陆化杰; 王从军

    2014-01-01

    秘鲁海域茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)资源丰富,且存在不同性成熟胴长群体.为了更好地对该海域茎柔鱼资源进行开发管理,本文利用线粒体DNA(mtDNA)与微卫星DNA(SSR)2个分子标记对秘鲁外海茎柔鱼大型群与小型群的遗传变异进行研究.基于Cytb基因序列得到的2个群体总的单倍型数、单倍型多样性指数、核苷酸多样性指数及平均核苷酸差异数分别为19、0.758±0.052、0.002 19±0.001 46和1.586.基于COI基因序列得到的2个群体总的单倍型数、单倍型多样性指数、核苷酸多样性指数及平均核苷酸差异数分别为18、0.707±0.055、0.001 70±0.001 26和1.057.2个群体具有较高的单倍型多样性指数和较低的核苷酸多样性指数.筛选的12个SSR位点均为高度多态性位点(PIC=0.725~0.933),位点DG02、DG07、DG09、DG28、DG36极显著偏离Hardy-Weinberg平衡(P<0.01).基于SSR标记得到的大型群观测杂合度为0.716,期望杂合度为0.868;小型群观测杂合度为0.721,期望杂合度为0.883,二者均具有较高的遗传多样性.基于mtDNA标记的单倍型网络关系图及2个群体间遗传分化系数Fst分析结果显示,2个群体不存在显著的遗传分化(Cytb:Fst=0.004 52,P>0.05;CO Ⅰ:Fst=0.000 89,P>0.05).基于SSR标记也得出相同的结论(Fst=0.002 51,P>0.05).2个群体可能在产卵洄游过程中发生基因交流,建议将秘鲁外海茎柔鱼大型群和小型群看作1个管理单元.

  1. Relationship between individual growth and statolith increment of jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the waters off Costa Rica%哥斯达黎加外海茎柔鱼个体与耳石间生长关系研究

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    贾涛; 陈新军; 李纲; 陆化杰; 刘必林; 马金

    2011-01-01

    根据2009年7-8月哥斯达黎加外海采集的茎柔鱼样本,利用多种统计方法分析了茎柔鱼耳石与个体生长之间的关系.研究认为,耳石各形态参数与胴长(ML)关系显著(P<0.01),其中背侧区间长(DDL)、耳石总长(TSL)与其相关性最大.耳石生长存在两个阶段,当ML小于26~30 cm时,其耳石生长迅速,之后耳石生长减慢.在生长过程中,耳石背区长(DL)、吻区内长(RIL)、DDL生长快于TSL,背侧区夹角(DDA)、吻侧区夹角(RDA)、吻区夹角(RA)则随着ML的增大出现减小趋势,侧区、吻区形态变化显著(P<0.05).耳石形态先于生长速度发生显著性变化,同时各形态参量发生显著性变化时间不同,但形态特征变化主要发生在ML为23~29cm个体中,之后趋于稳定.耳石生长及形态显著性变化与茎柔鱼栖息水层改变相关,茎柔鱼与中上层头足类耳石特征相符.%The growth relationship between statolith and individual of the jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) sampled in waters off Costa Rica from July to August in 2009 was studied with multiple statistical methods.It was found that the growth relationship between statohth and mantle length (ML) was significant (P < 0.01 ), and the biggest coefficient were ventral dorsal dome length (DDL) and total statolith length (TSL).Statolith growth contained two phases, rapid growth of statolith before ML was smaller than 26 -30 cm, and after that there has a slow growth of statolith.The dorsal length ( DL), rostrum inside length (RIL)and DDL grew faster than the TSL, but the ventral dorsal dome angle (DDA), rostrum lateral dome angle (RDA) and rostrum angle (RA) were reduced during the growth process.So the morphology of lateral dome and rostrum were changed significantly (P < 0.05 ).Although the significant changes of statolith morphology preceded the growth changes and the significant changes of various parts in morphology were not synchronized,the morphological changes

  2. Aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a fístula arteriovenosa traumática: relato de caso Giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to traumatic arteriovenous fistula: a case report

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    Patrick Bastos Metzger; Heraldo Antonio Barbato; Fernanda Maria Resegue Angelieri; Camila Baumann Beteli; Ana Claudia Gomes Petisco; Jose Eduardo Martins Barbosa; Mohamed Hassan Saleh; Fábio Henrique Rossi; Nilo Mitsuru Izukawa

    2011-01-01

    Aneurismas venosos abdominais são raros. Os localizados nas veias ilíacas externas estão entre os mais infrequentes aneurismas venosos publicados na literatura. Relatamos o caso de um paciente jovem com aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a uma fístula arteriovenosa adquirida há 20 anos, tratado pelos métodos convencional e endovascular com sucesso.Venous abdominal aneurysms are rare entities, especially at the external iliac vein. We report the case of a young male pat...

  3. Granuloma periférico de células gigantes: análisis inmunohistoquímico de la población celular en tres casos clínicos Peripheral giant cell granuloma: immunohistochemical analysis of different markers. Study of three cases

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    Falaschini S

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available El granuloma periférico de células gigantes (GPCG es una lesión de tejido blando no neoplásica ocasionada por una reacción hiperplásica a consecuencia de un traumatismo o inflamación. Es una lesión reactiva del tejido blando que se desarrolla exclusivamente en la cavidad oral y con una ligera predilección en el sexo femenino. La localización habitual de GPCG es en la región de los premolares y la mucosa de la cresta alveolar edéntula. Se presentan tres casos con GPCG (dos hombres y una mujer con una edad comprendida entre los 25 y 35 años. Todos los pacientes se trataron con resección quirúrgica y ninguno sufrió recidivas. Con el propósito de determinar el posible origen de las células estromales mononucleares y de las células gigantes multinucleares, las muestras de cada caso se estudiaron mediante inmunohistoquímica (marcadores CD-68, CD-34 y α-1 antitripsina con el fin de evaluar la expresión del linaje endotelial y del linaje monocito/macrófago. Los resultados inmunohistoquímicos mostraron una marcada positividad difusa de CD-68 en las células estromales mononucleares y en las células gigantes multinucleadas. Estas últimas resultaron ser inmunonegativas para CD-34 y sólo puntualmente positivas para α-1 antitripsina. Estos resultados sugieren que las cιlulas gigantes multinucleares poseen un fenotipo osteoclαstico, proviniendo del linaje monocito/macrσfago, y que no derivan del linaje de las células endoteliales de los capilares. Se establece la importancia de un exhaustivo diagnóstico y de una exéresis quirúrgica completa de la lesión (curetaje óseo con el propósito de evitar la reabsorción del diente y hueso adyacente.

  4. Avaliação da agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica da cavidade bucal através de estudo histoquímico-imunohistoquímico = Evaluation of the aggressiveness of peripheral giant cell lesion of the oral cavity by means of a hystochemical-immunohystochemical study

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    Objetivo: Estudar a agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica (LCGP) através de um estudo histoquímico e imunohistoquímico. Metodologia: Foram revisados os arquivos da Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA-UNESP) e da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de Passo Fundo (FOUPF), tendo sido obtidos 181 casos de LCGP, dos quais 61 preencheram os critérios de elegibilidade. Primeiramente, graduou-se a agressividade das LCGPs, que foram distribuídas em três grupos de estudo co...

  5. BROCA GIGANTE DA CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR, TELCHIN LICUS LICUS (DRURy, 1773 NA REGIÃO CENTRO-SuL: PREOCUPAÇÃO PARA OS PRODUTORES

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    SILVA JUNIOR, Mauricio Pacheco da

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    Full Text Available The sugar cane plantation expands its borders each year, throughout the national territory. Thus,increases the amount of biomass that will to be exploited by man in sugar and alcohol produce and also byother organisms, which will have food in abundance. The growth of mechanized harvesting, with the consequentdecrease in burning of straw and the expansion of the sucroalcooleiro sector are causing changes into entomofaunain certain areas or regions of sugar cane plantation. One of the new threats to the sugar cane plantations in southcentralregion, causing uncertainty and concern to farmers, is the giant worm, Telchin licus licus (DRURY, 1773.This worm has always been considered pest in sugar cane plantation in the North and Northeast regions of thecountry, and, just nowadays, it is a matter of concern to the sugarcane from South Centre region. This observationis to alert the sugar cane farmers about the risk of spread of the pest and damage that can be generated by this specie.A cultura da cana-de-açúcar expande suas fronteiras a cada ano, por todo o território nacional. Comisso, aumenta, a quantidade de biomassa que será aproveitada pelo homem, na produção de açúcar e álcool e,também, por outros organismos, que terão alimentos em abundância. O crescimento da colheita mecanizada coma conseqüente diminuição da queima da palha e a expansão do setor sucroalcooleiro estão provocando mudançasda entomofauna de determinadas áreas ou regiões de canavieiras. Uma das novas ameaças às plantações de canade-açúcar na região Centro-Sul, causando incerteza e inquietação aos produtores, é a broca gigante, Telchinlicus licus (DRURY, 1773. Esse inseto sempre foi considerado praga da cultura da cana-de-açúcar nas regiõesNorte e Nordeste do país, sendo, somente agora, motivo de preocupação para os canaviais da região Centro-Sul.Essa constatação serve para alertar os produtores de cana-de-açúcar sobre o risco de dissemina

  6. Giant duodenal ulcer perforation: a case of innovative repair with an antrum gastric patch Perforación de ulcus gigante duodenal: reparación innovadora mediante una plastia del antro gástrico

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    Javier A. Cienfuegos

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    Full Text Available Backgrounds: the treatment of a perforated giant duodenal ulcer (GUDs represents a formidable surgical challenge regarding the duodenal wall defect repair in severe peritonitis setting. A high incidence of dehiscence and hospital mortality (15-40%- has been reported with the majority of the techniques. We report a case of GUDs perforation successfully treated with a subtotal gastrectomy and a gastric patch with the remnant antrum, for repairing the duodenal defect. Case report: a 63-years-old man with antecedents of peptic ulcer disease presents a large duodenal ulcer perforation with 48 hrs delay and associated with severe peritonitis and a retroperitoneal collection. A subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction and reconstruction of the duodenal defect with a patch of the remnant antrum was carried out. The patient was discharged at 17th postoperative day with good tolerance. Discussion: the duodenal defect repair with a patch of the remant antrum, represents a valid alternative in similar circumstances. To our knowledge, it appears to be the first clinical description of this technique.Antecedentes: el tratamiento de un ulcus duodenal gigante (UDG; > 2 cm perforado entraña una gran dificultad técnica, por la reparación del gran defecto duodenal; y por la peritonitis sobreañadida. Todas las técnicas descritas se asocian con un índice elevado de dehiscencias y una mortalidad del 15-40%. Describimos por primera vez el caso de un UDG perforado, tratado mediante una gastrectomía subtotal y con una plastia del antro gástrico remanente. Caso clínico: varón de 63 años que se interviene de un UDG perforado en la 2ª porción duodenal asociado con peritonitis severa y disección de la gotiera parieto-cólica derecha retroperitoneo. Se realiza gastrectomía tipo Bilroth II y reparación del defecto duodenal mediante una plastia con la pared del antro gástrico remanente. El paciente fue dado de alta a los 17 días. Discusión: la

  7. [Biochemistry and functional characterization of squid mantle meat (Dosidicus gigas)].

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    Abugoch, L; Guarda, A; María Pérez, L; Isabel Donghi, M

    2000-12-01

    A study for the characterization of frozen giant squid mantle (meat) protein stored at -25 degrees C for 8 month was started. In the present research, the following functional properties were investigate: emulsifying, water holding and gel forming capacities. Optimal conditions for the separation and differentiation of miofibrillar and sarcoplasmatic proteins were also studied. It was found that the unfrozen giant squid mantle meat es capable of emulifying 2.817,4 g of oil/g of protein and holding capacity was 3.64 g of water/g of protein. Related to the gel forming capacity, it was not obtain, probably due to excessive storage of the meat. With regard to miofibrilar protein obtention of the squid mantle meat, it was found that two low ionic strength washings (I = 0.05), the sarcoplasmic proteins were practically eliminated from the protein matrix. The differentiation of miofibrilar and sarcoplasmatic proteins was obtained by PAGE-SDS of the squid mantle meat extracted at two different ionic strength (I = 0.05 and I = 0.5). This work demonstrates that the giant squid mantle protein has a high emulsifying and water holding capacity, and it can be used, as a raw material, for the improvement of sausage products. About the gelling products, more studies will be necessary with fresh squid mantle meat to conclude about this functional property.

  8. [Biochemistry and functional characterization of squid mantle meat (Dosidicus gigas)].

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    Abugoch, L; Guarda, A; María Pérez, L; Isabel Donghi, M

    2000-12-01

    A study for the characterization of frozen giant squid mantle (meat) protein stored at -25 degrees C for 8 month was started. In the present research, the following functional properties were investigate: emulsifying, water holding and gel forming capacities. Optimal conditions for the separation and differentiation of miofibrillar and sarcoplasmatic proteins were also studied. It was found that the unfrozen giant squid mantle meat es capable of emulifying 2.817,4 g of oil/g of protein and holding capacity was 3.64 g of water/g of protein. Related to the gel forming capacity, it was not obtain, probably due to excessive storage of the meat. With regard to miofibrilar protein obtention of the squid mantle meat, it was found that two low ionic strength washings (I = 0.05), the sarcoplasmic proteins were practically eliminated from the protein matrix. The differentiation of miofibrilar and sarcoplasmatic proteins was obtained by PAGE-SDS of the squid mantle meat extracted at two different ionic strength (I = 0.05 and I = 0.5). This work demonstrates that the giant squid mantle protein has a high emulsifying and water holding capacity, and it can be used, as a raw material, for the improvement of sausage products. About the gelling products, more studies will be necessary with fresh squid mantle meat to conclude about this functional property. PMID:11464670

  9. Effects of El Ni(n)o/La Ni(n)a on distribution of fishing ground of Dosidicus gigas off Peru waters%厄尔尼诺和拉尼娜事件对秘鲁外海茎柔鱼渔场分布的影响

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    徐冰; 陈新军; 田思泉; 钱卫国; 刘必林

    2012-01-01

    Jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas, which is distributed in the waters off Peru, and is an important economic squid, has been caugth by many countries in the world. The study on large-scale environmental change on distribution of D. gigas is important for scientifically fishing and mastering the changing regularity. In this study, the fishing data from Chinese squid jigging fleets, sea surface temperature (SST) and the water temperatures data from 0 to 200 m (sea temperature at 15 meters layer, T15; sea temperature at 50 meters layer, T50; sea temperature at 100 meters layer, T100; sea temperature at 200 meters layer, T200) are used to analyze the large-scale environmental changes on distribution of D. gigas under the different conditions of El Niflo and La Nina. The result indicated that under El Nino, the fishing ground was around 79°-84°W and 10°-17°S with the optimal SST range of 19-22 °C during October to December in 2006 and 2009, while under La Nina during October to December in 2007, the fishing ground was located around 81°-85°W and 10°-14°S with the optimal SST range of 17-20 ℃. The main fishing ground in the year of La Nina moved to further northward for 1-2° latitude and its average SST decreased 2 °C compared with that in the years of El Nino. The distribution of water layers temperature indicated that T15 and T50 in 2007 was significantly higher than that in 2006 with the maximum temperature difference of 6-9 ℃, and but T100and T200 in 2007 was little higher than that in 2006 with the maximum temperature difference of 1 °C. The vertical temperature structure indicated that the upwelling is not formed in fishing ground from October to December in 2006, and the fishing ground was distributed at the mixed region between oceanic water and coastal water. But the strong upwelling is formed in coastal waters from October to December in 2007, and the fishing ground was distributed at the intensive isotherm around the upwelling area. Moreover

  10. Uma forma gigante em Nicotiana tabacum L.

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    Full Text Available A giant type of tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum L., spontaneously appeared in a tobacco culture at the Central Experiment Station, Campinas, during the agricultural year 1938-39. Cuttings from three of those plants were grown to maturity and seeds were secured from 18 of them. All the seed reproduced the giant type.

  11. Ependimoma myxopapilar sacro gigante con osteolisis

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    Pablo Ajler

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    Full Text Available Objective: Ependymomas are usually intramedullary tumors. Extradural presentation with invasion of surrounding tissues is extremely rare. We present a case of a sacral ependymoma with extensive local invasion and bony destruction. Case Description: A 53 year old woman with lumbosacral pain, perineal paresthesias and sphincter dysfunction. MRI and CT demonstrated a giant expansive lesion from S2 to S4 with large tissue invasion and osteolysis. A complete resection was performed with good functional results. Anatomopathological examination informed myxopapillary ependymoma. Discussion: The extent of surgical resection is the best predictor of good prognosis. Radiotherapy is reserved as adjuvant to incomplete resection and tumor recurrence. Chemotherapy should only be used in cases where surgery and radiotherapy are contraindicated. Conclusion: intra and extradural osteolitic sacral myxopapillary ependymomas are extremely rare lesions. Although uncommon it should not be excluded from the preoperative diagnosis. Complete resection is the gold standard treatment.

  12. Gigant Eesti Gaas razdajot seti / Artur Tooman

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    Eesti Gaas sõlmis firmadega, mis on aastate jooksul ehitanud kümneid kilomeetreid gaasitrasse, tähtajatud lepingud. Nüüd on viieteistkümnel firmal gaasijagamise litsents. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi kavandatavatest muutustest gaasi müümisel ja transportimisel. Kaart

  13. Cerbral gigantism (Sotos' syndrome)

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    Dijkstra, P.

    1985-08-01

    The metacarpophalangeal pattern (MCPP) profile in 17 out of 22 patients with Sotos' syndrome was studied throughout the growth period, from 2 weeks to 19 years of age. Two typical MCPP profiles will be described. The first type of profile was found in 13 patients. Although the form of the profile is the same throughout the years, the lengthening of the fingers is most pronounced around 2 years of age. Before and after that period there is a flattening of the curve. The metacarpals are relatively longer below the age of 3 years, above 3 years the lengthening of the proximal phalanges is more pronounced in the profile. The second type of profile was found in 4 patients. This curve is almost a mirror image of the first profile. The fingers are not as long as in the first type and the profile is less pronounced. In one of the 17 patients the transition from the first type to the second type could be demonstrated. One patient had a normal profile.

  14. Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors

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    Battiato, M.; Held, K.

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    The injection of spin currents in semiconductors is one of the big challenges of spintronics. Motivated by the ultrafast demagnetization and spin injection into metals, we propose an alternative femtosecond route based on the laser excitation of superdiffusive spin currents in a ferromagnet such as Ni. Our calculations show that even though only a fraction of the current crosses the Ni-Si interface, the laser-induced creation of strong transient electrical fields at a ferromagnet-semiconductor interface allows for the injection of chargeless spin currents with record spin polarizations of 80%. Beyond that they are pulsed on the time scale of 100 fs which opens the door for new experiments and ultrafast spintronics.

  15. Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors.

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    Battiato, M; Held, K

    2016-05-13

    The injection of spin currents in semiconductors is one of the big challenges of spintronics. Motivated by the ultrafast demagnetization and spin injection into metals, we propose an alternative femtosecond route based on the laser excitation of superdiffusive spin currents in a ferromagnet such as Ni. Our calculations show that even though only a fraction of the current crosses the Ni-Si interface, the laser-induced creation of strong transient electrical fields at a ferromagnet-semiconductor interface allows for the injection of chargeless spin currents with record spin polarizations of 80%. Beyond that they are pulsed on the time scale of 100 fs which opens the door for new experiments and ultrafast spintronics. PMID:27232029

  16. Lipossarcoma gigante da vulva: relato de caso

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    Priolli Denise Gonçalves

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O lipossarcoma é neoplasia rara, originária das células mesenquimais primitivas e, entre os sarcomas, é o tipo histológico mais freqüente. Acomete principalmente os membros, podendo atingir outras regiões, sendo rara a localização genital. Os autores relatam caso de lipossarcoma vulvar em paciente de 27 anos, que apresentava massa de crescimento progressivo que limitava a deambulação. O exame físico mostrava tumor vulvar volumoso e ulcerado. A doente foi submetida à ressecção local, tendo o exame histopatológico diagnosticado lipossarcoma bem diferenciado com margens livres de comprometimento. Atualmente a enferma encontra-se bem, sem recidiva da doença, 24 meses após a cirurgia.

  17. Gigantic excitation of Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Karkuszewski, Z P; Zakrzewski, J; Karkuszewski, Zbyszek P.; Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub

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    It is shown that by a modification of the trapping potential one may excite Bose-Einstein condensate to a state in which atomic external degrees of freedom are predominantly in the {\\it excited} trap state. Such an excited condensate can be prepared experimentally --- it requires only a proper change in time of the potential in atomic traps, as realized in laboratories already.

  18. QUALIDADE BACTERIOLÓGICA DE CAMARÕES GIGANTES DA MALÁSIA (Macrobrachium rosembergii CULTIVADOS COM DEJETOS DE AVES BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF MALASIAN GIANT SHRIMPS (Macrobrachium rosembergii RAISED WITH CHICKEN MANURE

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    2007-09-01

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    No presente experimento verificou-se a qualidade bacteriológica de camarões gigantes da Malásia (Macrobrachium rosembergii cultivados em cativeiro, em consórcio com dejetos de avicultura, na Estação de Piscicultura da Escola de Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Goiás, obtendo-se os seguintes resultados: pesquisa de Salmonella ausência em 25g em todas as amostras; contagem de Staphylococcus aureus - variou de < 1,0 x 10¹ a 2,0 x 10¹ UFC/g contagem de microrganismos aeróbios ou facultativos mesófilos viáveis - < 1,0 x 10¹ a 1,0 x l0³ UFC/g ; psicrotróficos - < 1,0 x 10¹ a 1,0 x 10³ UFC/g; NMP de Coliformes totais - 3 a 15/g; NMP de Coliformes fecais - 3 a 7/g. Os valores acima estão em acordo com o padrão nacional.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Camarão, Macrobrachium rosembergii; dejetos de aves.

    The bacteriological quality of Malaysian giant shrimps (Macrobrachium rosnnbergii raised under captivity condition and fed with aviculture residue was studied in the Station of Pisciculture of the Veterinary School, Federal University of Goiás. The following results were observed: research of Salmonella free in 25g, in all samples; Staphylococcus aureus counts ranged from < 1,0 x 10¹ to 2,0 x 10¹ CFU/g; aerobic or aerobic facultative mesophiles counts ranged from < 1,0 x 10¹ to 1,0³ CFU/g; psicrotrophiles count was < 1,0 x

  19. El Condicionamiento Operante en el Manejo ex situ de Insuficiencia Renal Crónica en nutria gigante (Pteronura brasiliensis en la Fundación Zoológica -resumen-

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    Y M Nuñez-Moreyra

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    Full Text Available El manejo en cautiverio de enfermedades como la insuficiencia renal crónica representa un reto para las instituciones encargadas de la conservación ex situ de fauna silvestre. La insuficiencia renal es una condición que se desarrolla de manera espontánea y progresiva en carnívoros de edad media a avanzada durante periodos de tiempo prolongado‚ dificultando en muchas ocasiones la identificación de la causa subyacente. El daño renal es irreversible‚ por tanto‚ el tratamiento está orientado a reducir la sobrecarga renal y los signos clínicos asociados‚ así como prevenir la progresión de la enfermedad. La nutria gigante (Pteronura brasiliensis es una especie clasificada como en peligro crítico por la IUCN y ubicada en el apéndice I de la CITES; siendo amenazada por la caza ilegal‚ la degradación de hábitat‚ sobrepesca‚ minería y la contaminación de bosques y ríos. Son individuos de gran tamaño (1,5-2m largo y de 25-32kg de peso cuya dieta se basa exclusivamente en pescado‚ llegando a consumir el 10% de su peso al día. En cautiverio la base de la dieta es pescado de agua dulce con bajas concentraciones de tiaminasas y bajo contenido graso‚ suplementando con vitamina B1 y E para prevenir la deficiencia de estos nutrientes. En octubre de 2013 un individuo de Pteronura brasiliensis “Lluvia” macho de 16 años de edad ingresa a procedimientos bajo protocolo anestésico (Ketamina 5mg/kg‚ Dexmedetomidina 0,02mg/kg‚ Isoflurano 1% y Atipamizole 0,15mg/kg como reversor por un cuadro de anorexia y vómitos por periodo prolongado. El examen físico evidenció pérdida ponderal‚ estomatitis ulcerativa y salivación abundante. Se colectaron muestras sanguíneas para hemograma y química; una muestra fecal para coproparasitología y se realizó el descarte de distemper canino (SNAP Test. Los resultados de las pruebas paraclínicas arrojaron lo siguiente: eritrocitosis secundaria por deshidratación como consecuencia

  20. Aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a fístula arteriovenosa traumática: relato de caso Giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to traumatic arteriovenous fistula: a case report

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    Patrick Bastos Metzger

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas venosos abdominais são raros. Os localizados nas veias ilíacas externas estão entre os mais infrequentes aneurismas venosos publicados na literatura. Relatamos o caso de um paciente jovem com aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a uma fístula arteriovenosa adquirida há 20 anos, tratado pelos métodos convencional e endovascular com sucesso.Venous abdominal aneurysms are rare entities, especially at the external iliac vein. We report the case of a young male patient who presented with a giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to an arteriovenous fistula acquired 20 years earlier, and treated successfully by conventional and endovascular methods in our service.

  1. Efeito da adubação e do uso de nematicida na composição química da palma forrageira (Opuntia ficus indica Mill Fertilization and nematicide effects on the chemical composition of cactus forage cv. "Gigante"

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    Margareth Maria Teles

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Zootecnia da UFRPE, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da adubação e de nematicida na composição da palma forrageira cv. gigante, com sintoma de amarelecimento. Para o plantio utilizaram-se cladódios de cor amarela de palma (Opuntia ficus indica, Mill. Cv. Gigante provenientes da Estação Experimental de Caruaru - IPA, onde foi observado o amarelecimento das plantas. Os tratamentos constaram da presença e ausência de macronutrientes, micronutrientes e de nematicida, em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os tratamentos para teores de matéria seca, de K, de Ca e de Mg. Para teores de N, de P e de S, a análise de variância revelou diferença significativa. A média geral para teores de MS, N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S foi de 7,29; 1,19; 0,17; 3,31; 1,84; 0,59 e 0,17%, respectivamente. A adição de micronutrientes e de nematicida não influenciou os resultados obtidos para teores de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S. Os teores de nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio foram superiores nos cladódios mais jovens da planta. Os nutrientes nitrogênio, fósforo e enxofre foram os únicos que influenciaram a composição química.This experiment was carried out in a greenhouse at the Animal Science Department/UFRPE and aimed to evaluate the fertilization and nematicide effects on the chemical composition of cactus forage cv. "Gigante" suffering chlorotic symptoms. Chlorotic cladodes of Cactus forage cv. "Gigante" were used as planting material and they were collected at the Caruaru Experimental Station/IPA in the same location where those symptoms were previously observed. The treatments tested the presence or absence of macronutrients, micronutrients, and nematicide. A completely randomized block design was used and the treatments were replicated four times. No significant differences were found for dry matter

  2. Association of giant congenital melanocytic nevus, halo nevus and vitiligo in a 75-year-old patient Associação de nevo melanocítico congênito gigante, nevo halo e vitiligo. Relato de caso em paciente de 75 anos

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    Marina Leite da Silveira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A giant congenital melanocytic nevus represents a rare condition. The halo phenomenon may be seen in congenital or acquired melanocytic nevi. In the literature, association of halo nevus and giant congenital melanocytic nevus is rare and the association of both with vitiligo even more rare. A 75-yearold woman at first consultation complained of a hyperchromic bluish-brown hairy macula on the lower back, buttocks and thighs present since birth and an achromic halo of onset three years ago. The histological features were consistent with congenital melanocytic nevus and halo nevus, respectively. After two years the patient developed achromic areas in normal skin, histologically consistent with vitiligo. The authors emphasize the rarity of this triple combination, the patient's age and the absence of malignant degeneration to date.Nevo melanocitico congênito gigante constitui uma condição rara. O fenômeno halo pode ser observado em nevos melanocíticos congênitos ou adquiridos. Na literatura a associação nevo halo e nevo melanocítico congênito gigante é rara e a associação de ambos com vitiligo ainda mais rara. Mulher de 75 anos que à primeira consulta apresentava mácula hipercrômica castanho-azulada pilosa na região lombar, nádegas e coxas desde o nascimento e halo acrômico de aparecimento há 3 anos. Os histológicos foram compatíveis com nevo melanocítico congênito e nevo halo respectivamente. Após dois anos evoluiu com áreas de acromia à distância, com histológico de vitiligo. Os autores ressaltam a raridade desta tripla associação; a idade da paciente e a ausência de degeneração maligna até o presente momento.

  3. Experiência inicial com a técnica de Pomerantzeff para redução do tamanho do átrio esquerdo gigante Initial experience with Pomerantzeff's technique for reduction of the size of giant left atrium

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    Jocerlano Santos de Sousa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A mais comum indicação de correção cirúrgica de átrio esquerdo gigante está associada à insuficiência da valva mitral, com ou sem fibrilação atrial. Diversas técnicas para este fim já estão descritas com resultados variáveis. OBJETIVO: Apresentar a experiência inicial com a técnica da ressecção triangular tangencial (Pomerantzeff. MÉTODOS: De 2002 a 2010, quatro pacientes foram submetidos a operação da valva mitral com redução do volume do átrio esquerdo pela técnica da ressecção triangular tangencial em nosso serviço. Três pacientes eram do sexo feminino. A idade variou de 21 a 51 anos. Os quatro pacientes encontravam-se com fibrilação atrial. A fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo no pré-operatório variava de 38% a 62%. O diâmetro do átrio esquerdo variou de 78 a 140 mm. Após o tratamento da disfunção mitral, o átrio esquerdo foi reduzido por meio de ressecção triangular tangencial da sua parede posterior, entre as veias pulmonares, para evitar distorções anatômicas do anel mitral ou veias pulmonares, reduzindo a tensão na linha de sutura. RESULTADOS: Tempo médio de internação hospitalar foi de 21,5 ± 6,5 dias. O tempo de circulação extracorpórea médio foi de 130 ± 30 minutos. Não houve sangramento cirúrgico ou mortalidade no período pós-operatório. Todos os pacientes tiveram o ritmo sinusal restabelecido na saída de circulação extracorpórea, mantendo esse ritmo no pós-operatório. O diâmetro médio do átrio esquerdo foi reduzido em 50,5 ± 19,5%. A fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo melhorou em todas as pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados iniciais com essa técnica têm demonstrado redução efetiva do átrio esquerdo.INTRODUCTION: The most common indication for surgical correction of giant left atrium is associated with mitral valve insufficiency with or without atrial fibrillation. Several techniques for this purpose are already described

  4. Gigantic neurocysticercosis: diagnosis and therapy;Neurocisticercose gigante: diagnostico e tratamento

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    Brandao, Rafael Augusto Castro Santiago; Dellaretti Filho, Marcos Antonio, E-mail: rafabrand@hotmail.co [Hospital Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Nunes, Tadeu Wilker; Totola, Paolo Victor Fernandes; Fonseca, Vinicius Silveira; Souza, Warley Cristiano de [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina

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    Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the nervous system. Considered a global epidemic, the parasite presents, mainly, as asymptomatic. Usually treatment is clinical, but in some selected cases surgical intervention is a good treatment option. In our case, keeping in view the magnitude of intracranial injury, surgery was the therapy chosen. A female patient, aged 54, Mulatto, native of Novo Cruzeiro (MG) and raised in Belo Horizonte. Presented with intense frontal headache, which progressed to right hemiparesis and seizure. Ten days after onset of symptoms, sought the service of emergency care. Tomography (CT) revealed a hypodense area in left frontoparietal region with characteristics of cystic lesion.

  5. The comparison of abdominal-wall-lift gasless and convention laparoscopy in myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma in posterior wall%无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜与传统气腹腹腔镜对后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除术的临床疗效比较

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    吴继蓉; 彭晓梅; 陈霞

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜在困难子宫肌瘤剜除术中的应用价值.方法 对比分析2009年1月~2011年12月在妇产科同期施行无气腹腹腔镜与气腹腹腔镜后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除情况,比较两者手术时间、术中出血量、术后排气时间、住院日、住院费用等情况.结果 两组患者术中无并发症发生,无气腹组手术时间(67.6±24.7)min,术中出血量(80.0±50.1)ml,术后排气时间(1.1±0.5)d,平均住院日(7.2±1.8)d,平均住院费用(6274.5±500.4)元;气腹组手术时间(108.1±25.3)min,术中出血量(184.9±56.3)ml,术后排气时间(2.6±0.4)d,住院日(10.2±2.9)d,住院费用(7510.8±624.7)元.组间比较,差异有显著性(均P<0.05).结论 无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除术优于传统气腹腹腔镜,可能会成为子宫肌瘤剜除术的标准术式.%Objective To discuss the value of abdominal lift gasless laparoscopy in g myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma in posterior wall. Methods Operation time, blood loss, anus exhaust time, the hospital day,and the cost of hospitalization were compared between 30 cases with gigantic hysteromyoma in the uterus back wall undergone laparoscopy without pneumoperitoneum and 30 cases undergone conventional laparoscopy. Results The general conditions (number and size of myoma) of 2 groups were not significantly different. There were no complications in both group. The average operating time (67. 6±24. 7)min, the amount of bleeding (80. 0±50.1)ml, anus exhaust timed. l±0. 5)d, the hospital day(7. 2±1. 8)d,and the cost of hospitalization(6274. 5±500. 4)RMB of Abdominal-wall-lift gasless laparoscopy group were significantly shorter and cheaper than those of convential laparoscopy group (108. 1±25. 3)min, (184. 9± 56.3)ml, (2.6±0.4)d, (10. 2±2. 9)d, (7510. 8±624. 7)RMB (P<0. 05). Conclusion Gasless laparoscopy exhibits more advantages than conventional laparoscopy in myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma

  6. 子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤临床分析%Uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in treatment of gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus

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    都君君

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨对巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤行子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗的临床效果.方法 随机选取本院2013年8月至2014年3月期间收治的巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤患者64例,按照治疗方案的不同将其分为观察组和对照组.其中对照组患者行宫腔镜电切术,观察组患者则采用子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜进行治疗,对两组患者的临床治疗效果及其并发症的发生情况进行观察对比.结果 观察组患者的手术治疗总有效率为96.88%,明显高于对照组患者(40.63%);观察组患者术后并发症的发生率为12.50%,明显低于对照组患者(40.63%);差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 采用子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤,效果显著,有助于彻底清除肌瘤组织,促进患者术后恢复,建议在临床上进一步推广.%Objective To investigate the clinical effect of uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in the treatment of gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus.Methods 64 patients with gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus admitted in our hospital from August 2013 to March 2014 were randomly selected and were divided into an observation group and a control group according to different treatment regimens.The control group was treated with hysteroscopic surgery and the observation group with uterine artery embolization and hysteroscopy.The clinical therapeutic effect and the incidence of relevant complication in both groups were observed and compared.Results The total effective rate of the surgical treatment of the observation group was 96.88%, which was significantly higher than that of the control group (40.63%);the incidence of postoperative complications of the observation group was 12.50%, which was significantly lower than that of the control group (40.63%);the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusions Uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in the

  7. Pneumonia complicada por pneumatocele gigante em criança com síndrome da imunodeficência adquirida: importância da fisioterapia respiratória Pneumonia complicated by a giant pneumatocele in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: importance of chest physiotherapy

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    Silvia Regina M. de Paula

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os efeitos do tratamento fisioterapêutico na prevenção de complicações respiratórias de uma criança com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida, que apresentava pneumatocele gigante. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança com oito anos de idade, do sexo feminino, encaminhada para acompanhamento fisioterapêutico em hospital universitário devido a quadro de hipersecreção pulmonar, histórico de pneumonias e presença de pneumatocele gigante. A conduta fisioterapêutica incluiu técnicas de higiene brônquica ativa, envolvendo fluxo aéreo expiratório, com o intuito de promover a desobstrução pulmonar sem causar risco de complicações à criança. O seguimento foi multiprofissional e direcionado à prevenção de infecções recorrentes e de ruptura da bolha, que tornariam necessária a internação hospitalar. Durante o acompanhamento, o quadro pulmonar manteve-se estável, sem aumento ou ruptura da pneumatocele, radiograficamente visível. COMENTÁRIOS: A atuação da fisioterapia respiratória nos casos de pneumatocele gigante não está definida na literatura. Não há, até o momento, evidências de seus efeitos benéficos, bem como diretrizes a respeito dos métodos mais eficientes e seguros. Ao contrário, muito se discute sobre os riscos e complicações decorrentes dessa intervenção. No presente caso, a assistência fisioterapêutica regular foi importante para garantir a estabilidade do quadro pulmonar da criança, sendo necessários estudos com desenho metodológico apropriado para verificação de eficácia clínica.OBJECTIVE: To describe the effects of chest physiotherapy in preventing respiratory complications in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and a giant pneumatocele. CASE DESCRIPTION: An eight-year-old female child was sent to the physiotherapy service of a university hospital due to pulmonary hypersecretion, repeated pneumonias and presence of a giant pneumatocele. The physiotherapy

  8. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp. = Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.

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    Agenor Costa Ribeiro Neto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma Orelhade-elefante (Opuntia sp.. Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma. As observações comportamentais foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 min. por um período de 24h. Os consumos de matéria seca, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergenteácido, carboidratos totais e carboidratos não-fibrosos foram menores (p 0,05 sobre o tempo gasto comalimentação e eficiência de alimentação. O tempo gasto com ruminação foi maior para a dieta com palma Gigante, consequentemente os animais da dieta com palma Orelha-de-elefante permaneceram mais tempo em ócio. Comparando as espécies caprina e ovina, verificou-se que aeficiência de ruminação, tanto de MS quanto de FDN, foi maior para a espécie ovina. Os animais gastaram mais tempo ruminando deitados do que em pé, mas não foi verificada diferença quanto ao lado escolhido para deitarem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.. Twenty crossbred animals – 10 sheep and 10 goats – were used. They were lodged in a collective shed, contained individually with ropes, distributed using a completely randomized design, and treated with a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (2 animal species and 2 varieties of cactus. Behavioralobservations were made at five-minute intervals during a 24-hour period. Dry matter, ether extract, acid detergent fiber, total carbohydrate and non-fibrous carbohydrate intake were reduced (p 0.05 on feeding time and feeding efficiency. The time spent with

  9. Raeder's syndrome after embolization of a giant intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm: pathophysiological considerations Síndrome de Raeder após embolização de aneurisma gigante de artéria carótida intracavernosa: considerações fisiopatológicas

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    Claudio Esteves Tatsui

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available We present the case of a 47 years old woman submitted to an endovascular trapping of a left cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm, in which the distal balloon was inflated, as usually done, within the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery, different from the proximal one which was inflated inside the carotid canal due to technical problems. Consequently, a clinical picture of Raeder's paratrigeminal neuralgia took place. This is the first case report in the literature with theses characteristics. A review of the anatomic pathways and further considerations about the possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved are presented.Apresentamos o caso de uma mulher de 47 anos submetida a obliteração endovascular de um aneurisma gigante de carótida interna cavernosa à esquerda, no qual o balão distal foi inflado, tal como usual, dentro do segmento cavernoso da artéria carótida interna, diferente do proximal, o qual foi inflado dentro do canal carotídeo devido a problemas técnicos. Conseqüentemente, um quadro clínico de neuralgia paratrigeminal de Raeder se instalou. Este é o primeiro relato na literatura com estas características. Uma revisão das vias anatômicas e maiores considerações a respeito de possíveis mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos são apresentados.

  10. Les étoiles de mer (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) récoltées par le M/V Calamar au large des Guyanes et du Venezuela

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    Jangoux, Michel

    1978-01-01

    Fourteen species of starfish are recorded from the sea off the Guyanas and Venezuela. Most of them are shallow-water animals including two uncommon forms, Chaetaster nodosus Perrier and Verrillaster spinulosus (Verrill). Two interesting deep-sea starfishes were collected, viz. Cheiraster planus Verr

  11. Perfluoroctano líquido como tamponante vitreorretiniano de curta duração no pós-operatório de portadores de descolamento de retina por ruptura gigante Perfluoroctane liquid as a short-term vitreous-retinal tamponade in the postoperative period in patients with retinal detachment due to giant tears

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    Marcelo Carvalho Ventura

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Relatar os resultados de vitrectomia via pars plana com utilização de perfluocarbono líquido (Perfluoroctano-Ophtalmos®, como tamponante vítreo-retiniano de curta duração, no pós-operatório de portadores de descolamento de retina, por ruptura gigante. MÉTODOS: Estudaram-se dez desses pacientes. Todos os casos eram complicados por vitreorretinopatia proliferativa grau B ou pior com rupturas que variavam em extensão de 90º a 210º. O perfluorocarbono líquido foi introduzido, por via pars plana, com o volume necessário para ultrapassar o limite posterior da ruptura, permanecendo no pós-operatório por cinco dias, estando os pacientes em decúbito dorsal. Após esse período submetiam-se a segunda intervenção para troca do perfluorocarbono líquido para gás ou óleo de silicone. RESULTADOS: Após período de acompanhamento médio de 16,2 ± 12,4 meses (2 a 43 meses, 80% das retinas estavam aplicadas, sendo necessária a repetição desta técnica em 1 caso (10% caso e em 2 casos (20% não houve reaplicação da retina por vitreorretinopatia avançada. Houve melhora da acuidade visual em 5 casos (50%. CONCLUSÃO: Observaram-se bons resultados quanto à aplicação da retina (80% e melhora da acuidade visual (50% quando do uso do perfluorocarbono líquido como tamponante vitreorretiniano de curta duração no pós-operatório de cirurgias de descolamento de retina por rupturas gigantes.PURPOSE: To report pars plana vitrectomy results of intravitreous use of liquid perfluorocarbon as a short-term postoperative tamponade in retinal detachment due to giant tears in a series of patients. METHODS: Ten of those patients, all of them complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy grade B or worse, with tear extension varying from 90º to 210º were studied. Perfluorocarbon liquid was injected via pars plana until the posterior tear limit, remaining in the postoperative period during five days, with the patients in supine position

  12. Astrocitoma subependimário de células gigantes em pacientes com esclerose tuberosa: achados em ressonância magnética de dez casos Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in patients with tuberous sclerosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings in ten cases

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    Karina Takata

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar os achados de ressonância magnética (RM em 10 casos de astrocitoma subependimário de células gigantes (ASCG em pacientes com esclerose tuberosa (ET. MÉTODO: Foram estudados de forma retrospectiva 10 pacientes com ET e diagnóstico histológico comprovado de ASCG. Quatro pacientes eram do sexo masculino e seis do feminino, com idade média de 15,7 anos. Todos os pacientes foram investigados com RM, sendo os exames revisados por dois radiologistas, havendo decisão por consenso sobre os achados de imagem. Foram analisados os seguintes achados: localização, dimensões, intensidade de sinal em T1/T2, realce pós-contraste e outros achados associados. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes apresentaram lesão única sugestiva de ASCG, medindo entre 1,5 cm e 8 cm em seu maior diâmetro. Oito lesões foram encontradas junto ao forame de Monro (80% e duas adjacentes ao corpo do ventrículo lateral (20%. Os tumores apresentavam nas imagens pesadas em T1 médio sinal (70% e em T2 alto sinal (100%, com realce intenso após a administração do gadolínio (100%. CONCLUSÃO: Os astrocitomas subependimários de células gigantes em pacientes com ET em geral apresentam-se como lesão única próxima ao forame de Monro, com médio sinal nas imagens ponderadas em T1, alto sinal em T2 e realce intenso após a administração de contraste.OBJECTIVE: To report the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI findings in 10 patients with subependimal giant cell astrocytoma (SGCA and tuberous sclerosis (TS. METHOD: Ten patients were retrospectively studied, presenting TS and histologically proven SGCA. Four patients were male and six female, with mean age 15.7 years. All patients underwent MRI, which was analyzed by two radiologists, final diagnosis was reached by consensus. The following findings were studied: topography, size, signal intensity on T1/T2-weighted images, contrast enhancement and associated findings. RESULTS: All patients presented a single lesion

  13. Avaliação da agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica da cavidade bucal através de estudo histoquímico-imunohistoquímico = Evaluation of the aggressiveness of peripheral giant cell lesion of the oral cavity by means of a hystochemical-immunohystochemical study

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    De Carli, João Paulo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudar a agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica (LCGP através de um estudo histoquímico e imunohistoquímico. Metodologia: Foram revisados os arquivos da Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA-UNESP e da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de Passo Fundo (FOUPF, tendo sido obtidos 181 casos de LCGP, dos quais 61 preencheram os critérios de elegibilidade. Primeiramente, graduou-se a agressividade das LCGPs, que foram distribuídas em três grupos de estudo com base em achados clínicos e radiográficos. Em seguida, os cortes histológicos das 61 LCGPs, corados por H. E. , foram analisados para confirmação diagnóstica. Posteriormente, investigou-se a proliferação celular de 15 casos de LCGPs através de contagem e aferição da área de AgNORs (regiões de organização nucleolar e avaliação da imunoexpressão dos marcadores PCNA, Ki-67 e p53. Resultados: Não se constatou diferença na área das AgNORs e na expressão do PCNA entre as LCGPs dos três grupos estudados, e o p53 não foi efetivo na imunomarcação das lesões analisadas. Notou-se diferença estatisticamente significativa no número de AgNORs e na expressão do Ki-67 entre os grupos estudados. Conclusão: Os resultados de AgNOR e Ki-67 sugerem que a agressividade clínicoradiográfica das LCGPs pode ser relacionada com sua atividade proliferativa celular

  14. Aneurisma gigante do segmento intracavernoso da carótida interna associado a doença renal policística autossômica dominante: relato de caso Giant aneurysm of the intracavernous internal carotid artery associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: case report

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    Keven F. Ponte

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se o caso de mulher de 60 anos com doença renal policística autossômica dominante (DRPAD que desenvolveu quadro de cefaléia e oftalmoplegia completa à direita. A TC levantou a hipótese de um aneurisma gigante do segmento intracavernoso da carótida interna direita, o que foi confirmado pela arteriografia. Realizou-se, então, tratamento endovascular por oclusão do vaso parental com molas destacáveis no segmento supraclinóideo. A paciente evoluiu com a interrupção da cefaléia e com redução parcial da ptose e da oftalmoplegia. Neste artigo, enfatiza-se a relação entre DRPAD e aneurismas intracranianos. Comenta-se a história natural dos aneurismas originados no segmento intracavernoso da artéria carótida interna e comparam-se as opções terapêuticas no manejo destas lesões.We report the case of a 60 years-old woman with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD that presented with headache and right complete ophthalmoplegia. The CT scan raised the possibility of a giant aneurysm of the right intracavernous internal carotid artery, confirmed by angiography. The patient underwent endovascular occlusion of parent vessel with detachable coils, then she presented interruption of headache and partial recovery of ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. We emphasize the relationship between ADPKD and intracranial aneurysms. We also discuss the natural history and compare the therapeutic options for the management of giant aneurysms of the cavernous portion of the carotid artery.

  15. 血清叶酸和维生素B12检测在巨幼细胞性贫血诊疗中的作用%Detection of Serum Folate and Vitamin B1 2 in the Role of Gigantic Young Cell Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment

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    任从棉; 常娟玲; 李志军

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the serum folic acid (FOL)and vitamin B12 (Vit B12)levels in gigantic young cell anemia (MA)in the diagnosis and treatment effect.Methods Select in March 2010 to March 2013,examined with clear cell mor-phology in the diagnosis of 50 patients with gigantic young cell anemia as observation group.Another selection during the same period to hospital for a medical 52 cases of healthy people as control group,observation group treated with FOL and Vit B1 2 8~1 5 d,with SIEMENS SIEMENS ADVIA Centaur CP automatic chemiluminescence immune analyzer to observe group before and after treatment and the control group was used to detect the serum FOL and Vit B1 2 levels,respectively, for all the test results were analyzed.Results Observation group before treatment serum FOL and Vit B12 levels (2.23± 0.11 ng/ml and 125.21±94.14 pg/ml)significantly lower than the control group (5.49± 3.91 ng/ml and 356.70±185.46 pg/ml),differences were statistically significant (t=5.89,P0.05;t=1.51,P>0.05).Conclusion The detection of serum FOL and Vit B12 levels,can be used as a gigantic young cell anemia is the effective means to the diagnosis and treatment effect monitoring.%目的:探讨血清叶酸(FOL)和维生素 B12(Vit B12)水平在巨幼细胞性贫血(MA)诊疗中的作用。方法选取2010年3月~2013年3月,经检查有明确细胞形态学诊断的巨幼细胞性贫血患者50例作为观察组;另选取同期来院进行体检的52例健康人群作为对照组,观察组接受FOL和Vit B12治疗8~15天,用西门子SIEMENS ADVIA Centaur CP全自动化学发光免疫分析仪对观察组治疗前、治疗后及对照组分别进行血清 FOL和 Vit B12水平检测,对所有检测结果进行统计分析。结果观察组治疗前血清 FOL和 Vit B12水平(2.23±0.11 ng/ml和125.21±94.14 pg/ml)明显低于对照组(5.49±3.91 ng/ml和356.77±185.46 pg/ml),差异均有统计学显著性意义(t=5.89,P<0.01;t=7

  16. ТЕХНОЛОГИЧЕСКАЯ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКА ГИГАНТСКОГО КАЛЬМАРА ДОЗИДИКУСА ( DOSIDICUS GIGAS) И ЕГО РАЦИОНАЛЬНОЕ ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕ

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    Перова, Людмила; Винокур, Михаил; Андреев, Михаил

    2012-01-01

    Приводится технологическая и биологическая характеристика гигантского (перуано-чилийского) кальмара дозидикуса ( Dosidicus gigas ), обитающего в юго-восточной части Тихого океана. Представлены размерно-массовый и химический состав мантии и отдельных частей кальмара, изменения биохимических показателей в зависимости от размера тела кальмара. Высказано предположение, что вкусоароматика крупного кальмара обусловлена содержанием хлористого аммония. В Атлантическом научно-исследовательском институ...

  17. Síndrome de cauda equina por hernia discal gigante

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    Barriga, A.; Villas, C.

    2002-01-01

    La aparición de forma aguda o rápidamente progresiva de un cuadro de ciatalgia bilateral, con disminución completa de la fuerza de los pies y ocasionalmente del cuádriceps acompañado de retención y/o incontinencia urinaria e hipoestesia en silla de montar debe hacernos sospechar de la existencia de un síndrome de compresión de la cola de caballo, generalmente a causa de una hernia discal. Se trata de una urgencia quirúrgica absoluta en la patología del raquis. La identificación del síndrom...

  18. Nurka surutud gigant näitab hambaid / Edith Steinberg

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    Steinberg, Edith

    2005-01-01

    Maailma suurim autotootja General Motors teatas aasta lõpus, et vabastab töölt 30 000 inimest ja tosin Põhja-Ameerika tehast hakkavad tööle osalise koormusega. Hoolimata asjaolust, et korporatsioonil on ligi 75 miljardi dollariline võlg, püüab GM-i tegevjuht Rick Wagoner avalikkust rahustada väitega, et hetkel on ettevõttel raha 22 miljardit ja pankrotti välja kuuluta pole plaanis. Vt. samas: Autsaiderite võidukäik; Koledada autod ja valed otsused

  19. Gigantic particle collision machine does "mini Big Bangs"

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    2007-01-01

    "The world's largest machine is reputed to be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva and everything about it is big. Designed to carry out high energy particle collisions, when completed next year, one of the collider's experiments includes a 10'000 ton detector." (1/2 page)

  20. Acromegalic gigantism, physicians and body snatching. Past or present?

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2012-09-01

    The skeletons of 2 famous acromegalic giants: Charles Byrne (1761-1783) and Henri Cot = Joseph Dusorc (1883-1912) and the embalmed body of the famous acromegalic giant Édouard Beaupré (1881-1904) all ended up in the medical collections of museums despite the fact that these patients had never donated or even refused to donate their corpses, nor had their relatives given permission. The corpse of the acromegalic giant John Aasen (1890-1938) was voluntarily donated to a physician annex collector of trivia from acromegalic giants. The autopsy on the acromegalic giant John Turner (1874-1911) was performed during his funeral ceremony without the relatives being informed. Only recently, the acromegalic giant Alexander Sizonenko (1959-2012) was made a financial offer during his life in exchange for his body after his death. The case-histories of these 6 patients and also the circumstances that led to the (in-) voluntary donation of their bodies are reviewed.

  1. Acromegalic gigantism, physicians and body snatching. Past or present?

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    W.W. de Herder (Wouter)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThe skeletons of 2 famous acromegalic giants: Charles Byrne (1761-1783) and Henri Cot = Joseph Dusorc (1883-1912) and the embalmed body of the famous acromegalic giant Édouard Beaupré (1881-1904) all ended up in the medical collections of museums despite the fact that these patients had

  2. Gigantic Copper-Molybdenum Mining Project Contract Signed in Guangdong

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    2011-01-01

    <正>With the reserves of nearly 1,000,000 tons of copper and approximately 250,000 tons of molybdenum and a total investment of RMB 5 billion, Guangdong Fengkai Yuanzhushan copper-molybdenum mining project contract was inked on October 13, 2011. It is reported that this is China’s second largest open-cast copper molybdenum mine next only to Dexing Copper Mine.

  3. Familial gigantism caused by an NSD1 mutation.

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    Haelst, M.M. van; Hoogeboom, J.J.; Baujat, G.; Bruggenwirth, H.T.; Laar, I. van de; Coleman, K.; Rahman, N.; Niermeijer, M.F.; Drop, S.L.; Scambler, P.J.

    2005-01-01

    A three-generation family with autosomal dominant segregation of a novel NSD1 mutation (6605G --> A, resulting in Cys2202Tyr) is reported. Haploinsufficiency of NSD1 has been identified as the major cause of Sotos syndrome. The overgrowth condition (MIM 117550) is characterized by facial anomalie

  4. Growth hormone isoforms in a girl with gigantism.

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    Ng, L L; Chasalow, F I; Escobar, O; Blethen, S L

    1999-01-01

    Several previous investigations have suggested that there may be different growth hormone isoforms in patients with acromegaly. We used three different site-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to investigate growth hormone (GH) isoforms in serum from an 8 year-old girl with a GH and prolactin secreting adenoma. The pattern of GH-immunoreactivity was dependent on the circumstances of collection. Serum obtained after oral glucose had very little cross reactivity with MAb 352 although concentrations of up to 15 micrograms/l were found with two other MAbs, 033 and 665. MAb 352 does not recognize the 20,000 dalton isoform of GH (20K) while both MAb 033 and 665 do. The same pattern of GH immunoreactivity (low MAb 352, equal and higher MAb 033 and 665) was seen in other baseline samples. In contrast, samples obtained after TRH/GnRH showed immunoreactivity patterns expected for a mixture of 22,000 dalton isoform of GH (22K) with only a small amount of 20K. GH samples obtained during sleep showed both patterns with episodic peaks with equal immunoreactivity superimposed on the basal pattern (decreased activity with MAb 352). Affinity chromatography of basal samples showed that a portion of the GH immunoreactivity was neither 22K nor 20K, although in stimulated samples, over 70% of GH was 22K or 20K GH. In conclusion, the nature of GH isoforms present in serum varies with GH concentration. These differences may contribute to the known difficulty in correlating disease activity and random GH measurements in patients with GH secreting adenomas. PMID:10392356

  5. Anaesthesia for transsphenoidal surgery in a patient with extreme gigantism.

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    Chan, V W; Tindal, S

    1988-03-01

    The management of anaesthesia for transsphenoidal removal of a pituitary adenoma in a true pituitary giant with acromegaly is described. Problems which may be anticipated in such a patient and an approach to their management are discussed, with particular emphasis upon the need for thorough preoperative assessment of the upper airway and the provision of adequate pulmonary ventilation during anaesthesia. PMID:3355744

  6. Benign or Malignant? Two Case Reports of Gigantic Prostatic Cyst

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    Jiang Yu

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A 60-year-old male with a huge prostate cyst presented with obstruction symptom of urethra and intestinal tract. Complete excision of the cystic prostate failed as a result of the strong adherence and twice operations history, but we confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma and relieved his obstruction symptom. Case 2 was a 77-year-old male with an 8 cm cyst of which biopsy showed prostate cancer in local hospital. He was admitted 18 months later because of intestinal obstruction. Radical resection had a satisfied result of obstruction symptom and PSA. Here we summarized malignant characteristics of cystic lesions in prostate or surrounding structures and management.

  7. Gigantism, temperature and metabolic rate in terrestrial poikilotherms

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    Makarieva, Anastassia M.; Gorshkov, Victor G.; Li, Bai-Lian

    2005-01-01

    The mechanisms dictating upper limits to animal body size are not well understood. We have analysed body length data for the largest representatives of 24 taxa of terrestrial poikilotherms from tropical, temperate and polar environments. We find that poikilothermic giants on land become two–three times shorter per each 10 degrees of decrease in ambient temperature. We quantify that this diminution of maximum body size accurately compensates the drop of metabolic rate dictated by lower tempera...

  8. Gigantism, temperature and metabolic rate in terrestrial poikilotherms.

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    Makarieva, Anastassia M; Gorshkov, Victor G; Li, Bai-Lian

    2005-11-01

    The mechanisms dictating upper limits to animal body size are not well understood. We have analysed body length data for the largest representatives of 24 taxa of terrestrial poikilotherms from tropical, temperate and polar environments. We find that poikilothermic giants on land become two-three times shorter per each 10 degrees of decrease in ambient temperature. We quantify that this diminution of maximum body size accurately compensates the drop of metabolic rate dictated by lower temperature. This supports the idea that the upper limit to body size within each taxon can be set by a temperature-independent critical minimum value of mass-specific metabolic rate, a fall below which is not compatible with successful biological performance. PMID:16191647

  9. A rare gigantic solitary cysticercosis pseudotumour of the neck

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    Uledi, Seif J

    2010-01-01

    Cysticercosis is one of the ancient parasitic infections and endemic in many parts of the developing world. Humans acquire cysticercosis when they ingest pork tapeworm eggs either through faecal-oral route by eating faecally contaminated food or by auto infection. The clinical picture largely depends on the location of larval encystment. Neurocysticercosis is the most common form of presentation. Solitary extra neural lesions are quite rare and fairly small in size. We present a very unique c...

  10. Glassy protein dynamics and gigantic solvent reorganization energy of plastocyanin

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    LeBard, David N

    2007-01-01

    We report the results of Molecular Dynamics simulations of electron transfer activation parameters of plastocyanin metalloprotein involved as electron carrier in natural photosynthesis. We have discovered that slow, non-ergodic conformational fluctuations of the protein, coupled to hydrating water, result in a very broad distribution of donor-acceptor energy gaps far exceeding that observed for commonly studied inorganic and organic donor-acceptor complexes. The Stokes shift is not affected by these fluctuations and can be calculated from solvation models in terms of the response of the solvent dipolar polarization. The non-ergodic character of large-amplitude protein/water mobility breaks the strong link between the Stokes shift and reorganization energy characteristic of equilibrium (ergodic) theories of electron transfer. This mechanism might be responsible for low activation barriers in natural electron transfer proteins characterized by low reaction free energy.

  11. Gigantic Enhancement in Sensitivity Using Schottky Contacted Nanowire Nanosensor

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    Wei, Te-Yu

    2009-12-09

    A new single nanowire based nanosensor is demonstrated for illustrating its ultrahigh sensitivity for gas sensing. The device is composed of a single ZnO nanowire mounted on Pt electrodes with one end in Ohmic contact and the other end in Schottky contact. The Schottky contact functions as a "gate" that controls the current flowing through the entire system. By tuning the Schottky barrier height through the responsive variation of the surface chemisorbed gases and the amplification role played by the nanowire to Schottky barrier effect, an ultrahigh sensitivity of 32 000% was achieved using the Schottky contacted device operated in reverse bias mode at 275 °C for detection of 400 ppm CO, which is 4 orders of magnitude higher than that obtained using an Ohmic contact device under the same conditions. In addition, the response time and reset time have been shortened by a factor of 7. The methodology and principle illustrated in the paper present a new sensing mechanism that can be readily and extensively applied to other gas sensing systems. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

  12. Mixoma atrial gigante simulando estenose mitral grave em paciente jovem

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    Eric Paiva Vilela

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Homem de 20 anos, previamente hígido, com quadro clínico de dispneia paroxística noturna e cansaço aos médios esforços com evolução em torno de dez dias, apresentou, ao exame ecocardiográfico, mixoma em átrio esquerdo funcionando como estenose mitral grave.

  13. Crescimento ponderal de filhotes de tartaruga gigante da Amazônia (Podocnemis expansa submetidos a tratamento com rações isocalóricas contendo diferentes níveis de proteína bruta Body growth of one-month giant Amazonian turtle (Podocnemis Expansa fed isocaloric diet with different levels of crude protein concentration

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    Vinicius Augusto Sá

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A criação de Podocnemis expansa, a tartaruga-da-amazônia, com finalidade comercial foi implantada no Brasil em 1992. Contudo, muitas questões acerca do manejo, da nutrição, da sanidade e, principalmente, da reprodução ainda são obscuras. Visando contribuir para o desenvolvimento de uma metodologia alimentar da espécie, objetivou-se testar diferentes níveis de proteína da dieta. Uma amostra de 480 animais neonatos de, aproximadamente, um mês de vida foram trazidos de uma área de proteção localizada no rio Araguaia no Estado Goiás para o Núcleo de Pscicultura Experimental/UFG. Os animais foram divididos em seis grupos de 80 animais e colocados em caixas de água de 500 litros. Cinco grupos receberam rações formuladas com diferentes teores de proteína bruta (PB vegetal: PB 18% (PB18, PB 21% (PB21, PB 24% (PB24, PB 27% (PB27 e PB 30% (PB30, enquanto o outro grupo (PBA30 recebeu ração comercial para peixes contendo proteína de origem animal (30% de PB. Bimestralmente, foram realizadas biometrias para determinação das medidas de comprimento (CC e largura da carapaça (LC, comprimento da carapaça (CP e largura do plastrão (LP e do peso corporal (PC. O experimento demonstrou superioridade do tratamento PBA30 em todas as medidas estudadas, seguidos seqüencialmente pelos tratamentos PB30, PB27, sem diferenças significativas entre estes grupos. Os piores resultados foram para os grupos PB24, PB21 e PB18, que não diferiam entre si. Filhotes de P. expansa nos dez primeiros meses de vida alimentados com dietas contendo elevados percentuais de proteína bruta (acima de 27% respondem melhor em termos de crescimento e ganho de peso que aqueles alimentados com dietas com percentuais mais baixos. A dieta contendo proteína bruta de origem animal apresentou melhores resultados que as de origem vegetal.The domestication of Podocnemis expansa (Gigant Amazonian turtle with commercial purpose it was implanted in Brazil in 1992. However, a

  14. Resistência induzida ao pulgão-gigante-do-pinus (Hemiptera: Aphididae em plantas de Pinus taeda adubadas com silício Induced resistance effect to the giant conifer aphid (Hemiptera:Aphididae in silicon fertilized plants of Pinus taeda

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    Joelma Melissa Malherbe Camargo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito da aplicação de silício na indução de resistência de Pinus taeda L. ao pulgão-gigante-do-pinus Cinara atlantica (Wilson. Foram realizados testes com chance de escolha em plantas com e sem aplicação de silício, onde foi avaliada a preferência e a capacidade reprodutiva dos afídeos. Os testes foram realizados em laboratório (T: 20ºC; UR: 70%; fotofase: 12 horas, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos e dez repetições. Os tratamentos foram: T1 - (sem aplicação de silício; T2 - uma dose de 0,01g de silício e T3 - quatro doses de 0,01g de silício, com intervalos de cinco dias entre as aplicações. As aplicações das doses foram via solo. Vinte dias após a aplicação, realizaram-se os testes de preferência e de capacidade reprodutiva com chance de escolha, utilizando-se como arena placas de Petri com ramos de pinus e gaiolas de PVC com mudas de pinus em tubetes. Em cada arena foram liberados 20 pulgões adultos. As avaliações em placas de Petri foram realizadas aos 40 e 90 minutos e às 4, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 e 72 horas após a liberação dos insetos; em gaiolas as avaliações foram realizadas no primeiro, segundo, terceiro, quarto e sétimo dia, estendendo-se este período por mais três semanas. A aplicação de silício influenciou negativamente a preferência e a capacidade reprodutiva de C. atlantica.This research aimed to study the effect of silicon as a resistance inducer in P. taeda L. to C. atlantica (Wilson. Preference and reproductive rate tests were performed in plants of P. taeda with and without silicon application. The experiment was carried out in controlled environmental chamber (T: 20ºC; UR: 70%; fotofase: 12h, in a completely random design, and consisted of three treatments and ten replications. The treatments were: T1- substratum standard (without silicon application, T2 - substratum standard + one dose of 0,01g de silicon

  15. Influência do período de cultivo do capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana na fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram Influence of Eleusine coracana cultivation period on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do período de cultivo do capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana sobre a fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, no período de setembro de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007. Os tratamentos foram compostos pela combinação entre quatro períodos de cultivo da espécie vegetal Eleusine coracana (0, 60, 80 e 100 dias e três doses do picloram (0, 80 e 160 g ha-1, totalizando 12 tratamentos. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 4 x 3, com quatro repetições. Como substrato para o crescimento das plantas, utilizaram-se amostras de solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico. Ao término do período estabelecido de atuação da espécie fitorremediadora, efetuou-se a semeadura das espécies bioindicadoras da presença do picloram: tomate (cultivar Santa Clara e soja (cultivar Monsoy 6101. As espécies bioindicadoras demonstraram alta sensibilidade à presença do picloram no solo, sendo inviável o cultivo dessas culturas em áreas contaminadas com esse herbicida sem a execução de algum procedimento remediador. O cultivo prévio de E. coracana por 60 dias reduziu a contaminação do solo com picloram e permitiu crescimento inicial satisfatório das plantas de soja e de tomate cultivadas em solo que recebeu previamente a aplicação de até 160 g ha-1 de picloram; contudo, essas plantas bioindicadoras apresentaram ainda sintomas visíveis de intoxicação do herbicida.The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of Eleusine coracana cultivation period on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram. The experiment was carried out at a greenhouse from September 2006 to February 2007, in 12 treatments combining four Eleusine coracana cultivation periods ((0, 60, 80 and 100 days and three picloram rates (0, 80 and 160 g ha-1, arranged in a completely

  16. In vitro antioxidant, antimutagenic and antiproliferative activities of collagen hydrolysates of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas byproducts

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    Guadalupe Miroslava Suárez-Jiménez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available AbstractHydrolysates from two different jumbo squid byproducts (fins and arms, produced by trypsin and protease type XIV were compared on the basis of their antioxidant (DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging assays, antimutagenic (Ames test and antiproliferative (Transformation cell proliferation in M12.C3F6 murine cells activities. Jumbo squid arms had higher content of collagen than fins, and their hydrolysates had the highest antioxidant activity. Also, jumbo squid arm-derived collagen hydrolyzed with protease XIV showed the highest antimutagenic activity. The four hydrolysates obtained showed low antiproliferative activity, however they are susceptible for further studies to be applied as food additives.

  17. Ecology and Trophic Interactions of Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the California Current Ecosystem

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    Gilly, William; Field, John

    2012-01-01

    Humboldt squid have recently demonstrated a range expansion into the waters off California from the previous northern extent of their range in Mexico. In this new environment, we expected the vertical and horizontal migratory behavior and the diet to be generally similar those previously documented in Mexico. However, we also expected significant differences in diet and reproductive activity, with potentially great impacts on ecosystems in the California Current System. In particular, consump...

  18. Chemical and Functional Characterization of Sarcoplasmic Proteins from Giant Squid (Dosidicus gigas) Mantle

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    Rosa Linda Lopez-Enriquez; Victor Manuel Ocano-Higuera; Wilfrido Torres-Arreola; Josafat Marina Ezquerra-Brauer; Enrique Marquez-Rios

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    Modification of pH and NaCl concentration changed the physicochemical properties of sarcoplasmic proteins (SP) from jumbo squid mantle and consequently their functional properties. Better results of emulsifying activity index (EAI) and foam capacity (FC) were exhibited at pH 11 in NaCl absence due to higher solubility. But better emulsifying stability index (ESI) was obtained at pH 11 in 0.5 M NaCl, while, foaming stability (FS) was better at pH near to isoelectric point (pI). These results s...

  19. Chemical and Functional Characterization of Sarcoplasmic Proteins from Giant Squid (Dosidicus gigas Mantle

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    Rosa Linda Lopez-Enriquez

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    Full Text Available Modification of pH and NaCl concentration changed the physicochemical properties of sarcoplasmic proteins (SP from jumbo squid mantle and consequently their functional properties. Better results of emulsifying activity index (EAI and foam capacity (FC were exhibited at pH 11 in NaCl absence due to higher solubility. But better emulsifying stability index (ESI was obtained at pH 11 in 0.5 M NaCl, while, foaming stability (FS was better at pH near to isoelectric point (pI. These results suggest that SP from jumbo squid may be a promising ingredient, whose functional properties can be manipulated by changing pH and NaCl concentration.

  20. Methods to obtain protein concentrates from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) and evaluation of their functionality.

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    Galvez-Rongel, A; Ezquerra-Brauer, J M; Ocano-Higuera, V M; Ramirez-Wong, B; Torres-Arreola, W; Rouzaud-Sandez, O; Marquez-Rios, E

    2014-03-01

    Jumbo squid is an important fishery resource in Mexico, and its muscle is lean and white and it has a very low price in the market. It is abundant, but with little or nothing added value, therefore is necessary to search alternatives of processing. Due to muscle characteristics, the aim of this study was to obtain protein concentrates using different methods. They were obtained by means of acidic (acid protein concentrates) and alkaline (alkaline protein concentrates) dissolution. Moreover, a protein concentrate was obtained by direct isoelectric precipitation and by the traditional method (neutral protein concentrates). The yield with better results was alkaline protein concentrates (63.58 ± 1.8%). The gel hardness was significantly different (p < 0.05), especially for the alkaline protein concentrates. The acid protein concentrates, isoelectric precipitation and alkaline protein concentrates were better with regard to the neutral protein concentrates, concerning the emulsifying and foaming properties. The protein concentrates by means of alkaline dissolution gave a better gelling property, but all the processes had the potential to obtain protein with emulsifying and foaming properties. PMID:23733825

  1. In vitro antioxidant, antimutagenic and antiproliferative activities of collagen hydrolysates of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) byproducts

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    Guadalupe Miroslava Suárez-Jiménez; Rosario Maribel Robles-Sánches; Glória Yépiz-Plascencia; Armando Burgos-Hernández; Josafat Marina Ezquerra-Brauer

    2015-01-01

    AbstractHydrolysates from two different jumbo squid byproducts (fins and arms), produced by trypsin and protease type XIV were compared on the basis of their antioxidant (DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging assays), antimutagenic (Ames test) and antiproliferative (Transformation cell proliferation in M12.C3F6 murine cells) activities. Jumbo squid arms had higher content of collagen than fins, and their hydrolysates had the highest antioxidant activity. Also, jumbo squid arm-derived collagen hydr...

  2. Sequential Isotopic Signature Along Gladius Highlights Contrasted Individual Foraging Strategies of Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas)

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    Anne Lorrain; Juan Argüelles; Ana Alegre; Arnaud Bertrand; Jean-Marie Munaron; Pierre Richard; Yves Cherel

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    BACKGROUND: Cephalopods play a major role in marine ecosystems, but knowledge of their feeding ecology is limited. In particular, intra- and inter-individual variations in their use of resources has not been adequatly explored, although there is growing evidence that individual organisms can vary considerably in the way they use their habitats and resources. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using δ(13)C and δ(15)N values of serially sampled gladius (an archival tissue), we examined high resolu...

  3. A correlação entre exames de imagem, características anatomopatológicas e imunoistoquímicas num caso de tumor de céculas gigantes e agressivo do osso, com localização em coluna Correlation between imaging tests and anatomicopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics in a case of severe giant cell tumor of bone located at spine

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    Claudia Regina Gomes Cardim Mendes de Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O Tumor de Células Gigantes (TGC, é um tumor benigno, com ocorrência de recidiva em cerca de 20-34% dos casos. A localização habitual é na epífise dos ossos longos. O objetivo deste trabalho é relatar um caso de TGC em vértebra, com diagnóstico inicial de Cisto Ósseo Aneurismático (COA, e discutir os diagnósticos diferenciais possíveis, correlacionando-os com as características dos exames de imagens. Paciente com 37 anos, do sexo feminino, com quadro clínico de dor na coluna e paraparesia há 2 meses. O diagnóstico inicial foi de COA. Na radiografia a lesão era lítica, com, erosão e destruição da cortical..A tomografia e ressonância evidenciavam lesão cística e hemorrágica, com extensão para partes moles. A revisão das lâminas e análise do espécime cirúrgico ressecado, submetido à coloração HE e imunoistoquímica com marcador para p53, permitiram o diagnóstico de TGC. Muitas lesões, benignas apresentam células gigantes multinucleadas. Os exames de imagem nem sempre permitem um diagnóstico conclusivo. O diagnóstico definitivo de TGC depende do exame anatomopatológico, com avaliação cuidadosa do componente estromal e a imunoexpressão positiva para a proteína p53. O tratamento é a ressecção cirúrgica, com margens amplas seguida por instrumentação nos casos de tumor localizados na coluna vertebral.Giant Cell Tumor (GCT is a benign tumor, with a recurrence rate of about 20% - 34% of the cases. It is usually located at long bone epiphysis. The objective of this study is to report a GCT case in a vertebra, which was early diagnosed as Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC, and to discuss potential differential diagnosis, correlating them to patterns shown on imaging tests. This patient is a 37 year-old female, with clinical picture of pain in spine and paraparesis that started two months earlier. An early diagnosis of ACB was delivered. At X-ray, the injury was lithic, with erosion and cortical destruction

  4. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp. - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684 Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp. - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684

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    Valéria Louro Ribeiro

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill e palma Orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp.. Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma. As observações comportamentais foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 min. por um período de 24h. Os consumos de matéria seca, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergente ácido, carboidratos totais e carboidratos não-fibrosos foram menores (p 0,05 sobre o tempo gasto com alimentação e eficiência de alimentação. O tempo gasto com ruminação foi maior para a dieta com palma Gigante, consequentemente os animais da dieta com palma Orelha-de-elefante permaneceram mais tempo em ócio. Comparando as espécies caprina e ovina, verificou-se que a eficiência de ruminação, tanto de MS quanto de FDN, foi maior para a espécie ovina. Os animais gastaram mais tempo ruminando deitados do que em pé, mas não foi verificada diferença quanto ao lado escolhido para deitarem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.. Twenty crossbred animals – 10 sheep and 10 goats – were used. They were lodged in a collective shed, contained individually with ropes, distributed using a completely randomized design, and treated with a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (2 animal species and 2 varieties of cactus. Behavioral observations were made at five-minute intervals during a 24-hour period. Dry matter, ether extract, acid detergent fiber, total carbohydrate and non-fibrous carbohydrate intake were reduced (p 0.05 on feeding time and feeding efficiency. The time

  5. STATOLITH MORPHOLOGY OF JUMBO FLYING SQUID DOSIDICUS GIGAS IN THE HIGH SEA WATERS OFF CHILE%智利外海茎柔鱼(Dosidicus gigas)耳石外部形态特征分析

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    陆化杰; 陈新军; 刘必林

    2010-01-01

    根据2008年1-5月智利外海茎柔鱼资源调查中随机采集的663尾样本(雌性464尾,雄性199尾1,对其耳石形态特征进行观察与测量.观测表明,茎柔鱼耳石具有长窄的吻区和宽大的翼区.对耳石10项形态参数进行主成分分析,结果显示,耳石总长(TSL)、吻侧区长(RLL)、翼区长(WL)可以作为耳石长度特征的代表,最大宽度(MW)则可代表耳石宽度特征.雌性个体TSL、RLL、WL和MW与胴长(ML)之间为线性关系(y=a+b×ML)(P<0.05),生长系数b在1.9358-2.9607间,其中MW的最小,WL的最大,耳石各区为均匀生长.雄性个体TSL、RLL、WL和MW与ML之间为幂函数关系(y=C×MLd)(P<0.05),生长系数d在0.9165-1.1877间,其中TSL生长速度慢于ML,RLL和MW基本与ML一致,WL则快于ML,耳石各区为非均匀生长.

  6. Isolation and properties of AMP deaminase from jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) mantle muscle from the Gulf of California, Mexico.

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    Marquez-Rios, E; Pacheco-Aguilar, R; Castillo-Yañez, F J; Figueroa-Soto, C G; Ezquerra-Brauer, J M; Gollas-Galvan, T

    2008-09-01

    Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) deaminase was purified from jumbo squid mantle muscle by chromatography in cellulose phosphate, Q-Fast and 5'-AMP sepharose. Specific activity of 2.5U/mg protein, 4.5% recovery and 133.68 purification fold were obtained at the end of the experiment. SDS-PAGE showed a single band with 87kDa molecular mass, native PAGE proved a band of 178kDa, whereas gel filtration detected a 180kDa protein, suggesting the homodimeric nature of this enzyme, in which subunits are not linked by covalent forces. Isoelectric focusing of this enzyme showed a pI of 5.76, which agrees with pI values of AMP deaminase from other invertebrate organisms. AMP deaminase presented a kinetic sigmoidal plot with Vmax of 1.16μM/min/mg, Km of 13mM, Kcat of 3.48μM.s(-1) and a Kcat/Km of 267 (mol/L)(-1).s(-1). The apparent relative low catalytic activity of jumbo squid muscle AMP deaminase in the absence of positive effectors is similar to that reported for homologous enzymes in other invertebrate organisms. PMID:26050167

  7. Importance of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (Orbigny, 1835) in the pelagic ecosystem of the central Gulf of California

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    Rosas-Luis, R. (Rigoberto); Salinas-Zavala, C.A; Kock, V; Del Monte Luna, Pablo; Morales Zárate, M.V.

    2008-01-01

    The Humboldt squid is an important predator in the pelagic ecosystem of the central Gulf of California to the commercial catch of this species has increased over the past decade, probable due to a decrease of several top predators (sharks, large pelagic fish and the marine mammals) and the optimal feeding conditions in this area. Its high abundance and important position in the pelagic food web was quantified through two trophic models of the pelagic ecosystem of the central Gulf of Californi...

  8. Hypoxia tolerance of jumbo squids (Dosidicus gigas) in the Eastern Pacific oxygen minimum zones : physiological and biochemical mechanisms

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    Trübenbach, Katja

    2013-01-01

    Marine hypoxia has become one of the major concerns of the world, as oceanic dead zones continue expanding horizontally and vertically, a phenomenon primarily caused by global warming and anthropogenic eutrophication. As consequence, drastic changes in community structures, predator-prey relationships (i.e. uncoupling) and/or habitat compression are expected followed by severe impacts on food-webs, ecosystems and fisheries. Moreover, habitat compression is aggravated by the syn...

  9. Cryptococcus neoformans capsular enlargement and cellular gigantism during Galleria mellonella infection.

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    Rocío García-Rodas

    Full Text Available We have studied infection of Cryptococcus neoformans in the non-vertebrate host Galleria mellonella with particular interest in the morphological response of the yeast. Inoculation of C. neoformans in caterpillars induced a capsule-independent increase in haemocyte density 2 h after infection. C. neoformans manifested a significant increase in capsule size after inoculation into the caterpillar. The magnitude of capsule increase depended on the temperature, being more pronounced at 37°C than at 30°C, which correlated with an increased virulence of the fungus and reduced phagocytosis at 37°C. Capsule enlargement impaired phagocytosis by haemocytes. Incubation of the yeast in G. mellonella extracts also resulted in capsule enlargement, with the polar lipidic fraction having a prominent role in this effect. During infection, the capsule decreased in permeability. A low proportion of the cells (<5% recovered from caterpillars measured more than 30 µm and were considered giant cells. Giant cells recovered from mice were able to kill the caterpillars in a manner similar to regular cells obtained from in vivo or grown in vitro, establishing their capacity to cause disease. Our results indicate that the morphological transitions exhibited by C. neoformans in mammals also occur in a non-vertebrate host system. The similarities in morphological transitions observed in different animal hosts and in their triggers are consistent with the hypothesis that the cell body and capsular responses represent an adaptation of environmental survival strategies to pathogenesis.

  10. A New Gigantic Sauropod Dinosaur with the Deepest Known Body Cavity from the Cretaceous of Asia

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    L(U) Junchang; XU Li; ZHANG Xingliao; HU Weiyong; WU Yanhua; JIA Songhai; JI Qiang

    2007-01-01

    A new species of sauropod dinosaur Huanghetitan ruyangensis is erected based on the following characters: deepest body cavity with a dorsal rib reaching at least 2.93 m long, anterior caudal vertebrae with mushroom-shaped neural spines. Based on this new specimen of Huanghetitan found in the early Late Cretaceous Mangchuan Formation of Ruyang, Henan Province, the family Huanghetitanidae fam. nov. is proposed as a new rank to include only the genus Huanghetitan You et al.2006. At present, Huanghetitan includes two species: H. liujiaxiaensis You et al., 2006 and H.ruyangensis sp. nov. The systematic relationships of Huanghetitan among sauropod dinosaurs are briefly discussed.

  11. Gigantism of infrastructure and urban microsystems The role of the project

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    Antonella Falzetti

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available If there is a solidarity between nature and landscape, not so reassuring is 'the relationship between landscape and infrastructure, or landscape and urbanized areas, too often based on functional reasons that do not provide ' the value of natural places and 'the needs of vulnerable urban areas as well.

  12. The island rule in the Brazilian frog Phyllodytes luteolus (Anura: Hylidae: incipient gigantism?

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    Marcio Mageski

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The island rule suggests that, when mainland animals are isolated on islands, large animals tend to become smaller, while small animals tend to become larger. A small frog in eastern Brazil, Phyllodytes luteolus (Wied-Neuwied, 1824, is widely distributed in association with bromeliads. At the end of the last glaciation, parts of the mainland became islands due to rising sea levels, thereby isolating frog populations on these islands. If the island rule holds, we predicted that frogs on islands would tend to be larger than frogs on the mainland. We compared sizes (weight and length of 30 randomly selected male frogs from the mainland with 30 from an island in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. We also sampled population density on the island and mainland because concurrent with changing sizes, depending on the causal relationship, density may also change. As predicted, island frogs tended to be larger (both in snout-vent length and weight and were much more abundant. While not specifically addressed in this study, the absence of predators and interspecific competitors may explain both of these trends.

  13. ecCNO Solar Neutrinos: A Challenge for Gigantic Ultra-Pure Liquid Scintillator Detectors

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    Villante, F L

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    Neutrinos produced in the Sun by electron capture reactions on $^{13}{\\rm N}$, $^{15}{\\rm O}$ and $^{17}{\\rm F}$, to which we refer as ecCNO neutrinos, are not usually considered in solar neutrino analysis since the expected fluxes are extremely low. The experimental determination of this sub-dominant component of the solar neutrino flux is very difficult but could be rewarding since it provides a determination of the metallic content of the solar core and, moreover, probes the solar neutrino survival probability in the transition region at $E_\

  14. Unsuspected meningioma in a patient with pituitary gigantism. Case report with autopsy findings

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    Stock, J.M.; Ghatak, N.R.; Oppenheimer, J.H.

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    A unique example of a clinically unsuspected large parasellar meningioma is described in a 36-yr-old pituitary giant who had been treated initially with conventional irradiation, subsequently by surgical excision of an acidophil adenoma, and ultimately with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) prior to his demise. The patient died of increased intracranial pressure resulting from a combined mass effect of the meningioma and recurrent tumor. The relationship between radiation and the development of the meningioma is discussed, as well as the fine ultrastructure of a highly functioning acidophil adenoma.

  15. Discussion on gigantic architectonic structure%浅析巨型建筑结构

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    2004-01-01

    从高层建筑抗侧力体系出发,分析了巨型结构体系的各种形式和受力特点,经研究可知,巨型建筑结构在传力、抗震、抗侧刚度和发挥材料特长等方面具有很强的优越性.

  16. Juvenilt gigant fibroadenom i brystet hos en tiårig pige

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    Hasanbegovic, Emir; Talman, Maj-Lis Møller; Hjalgrim, Lisa Lyngsie;

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    A rapidly growing mass in the breast may be stressful for both parents and child as the suspicion of malignancy arises. The purpose of this case report is to draw attention to the fact that most emerging lesions of the breast in girls during puberty are benign. This case report presents a ten-yea...

  17. Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species: the evolution of gigantism in Nephila.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: More than 41,000 spider species are known with about 400-500 added each year, but for some well-known groups, such as the giant golden orbweavers, Nephila, the last valid described species dates from the 19(th century. Nephila are renowned for being the largest web-spinning spiders, making the largest orb webs, and are model organisms for the study of extreme sexual size dimorphism (SSD and sexual biology. Here, we report on the discovery of a new, giant Nephila species from Africa and Madagascar, and review size evolution and SSD in Nephilidae. METHODOLOGY: We formally describe N. komaci sp. nov., the largest web spinning species known, and place the species in phylogenetic context to reconstruct the evolution of mean size (via squared change parsimony. We then test female and male mean size correlation using phylogenetically independent contrasts, and simulate nephilid body size evolution using Monte Carlo statistics. CONCLUSIONS: Nephila females increased in size almost monotonically to establish a mostly African clade of true giants. In contrast, Nephila male size is effectively decoupled and hovers around values roughly one fifth of female size. Although N. komaci females are the largest Nephila yet discovered, the males are also large and thus their SSD is not exceptional.

  18. SHI Chongtang:Be a Gigantic Lion%施崇棠巨狮策略

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    @@ 爱好挑战在施崇棠在1993年底离开施振荣,担当华硕CEO的时候,颇有点"受命于危难之间"的味道.当此时,华硕1993年的营收同比增长1.2亿台币,这在当时的台湾IT界,"几乎可视为停滞不前".

  19. Gigantic unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting as an incidental murmur.

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    Yagoub, Hatim

    2012-01-01

    We report a case of a 56-year-old man referred by his family physician with an asymptomatic cardiac murmur. Trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) suggested an unruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) causing extrinsic compression of the right ventricular outflow tract. This was confirmed with an ECG-gated cardiac CT showing a large right SVA measuring 35×37×42 mm in size. Coronary angiography demonstrated non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Ascending thoracic anterior in the right anterior oblique view delineated the right SVA. The patient underwent aortic valve sparing surgical repair of the aneurysm with an excellent result. Echocardiography confirmed obliteration of the aneurysm and normal aortic valve function postoperatively.

  20. A Permutation Gigantic Issues in Mobile Real Time Distributed Database : Consistency & Security

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    Full Text Available Several shape of Information System are broadly used in a variety of System Models. With the rapid development of computer network, Information System users concern more about data sharing in networks. In conventional relational database, data consistency was controlled by consistency control mechanism when a data object is locked in a sharing mode, other transactions can only read it, but can not update it. If the traditional consistency control method has been used yet, the system’s concurrency will be inadequately influenced. So there are many new necessities for the consistency control and security in Mobile Real Time Distributed Database (MRTDDB. The problem not limited only to type of data (e.g. mobile or real-time databases. There are many aspects of data consistency problems in MRTDDB, such as inconsistency between characteristic and type of data; the nconsistency of topological relations after objects has been modified. In this paper, many cases of consistency are discussed. As the mobile computing becomes well-liked and the database grows with information sharing security is a big issue for researchers. Mutually both Consistency and Security of data is a big confront for esearchers because whenever the data is not consistent and secure no maneuver on the data (e.g. transaction is productive. It becomes more and more crucial when the transactions are used in on-traditional environment like Mobile, Distributed, Real Time and Multimedia databases. In this paper we raise the different aspects and analyze the available solution for consistency and security of databases. Traditional Database Security has focused primarily on creating user accounts and managing user rights to database objects. But in the mobility and drifting computing uses this database creating a new prospect for research. The wide spread use of databases over the web, heterogeneous client-server architectures,application servers, and networks creates a critical need to amplify this focus.

  1. Low-magnesium uranium-calcite with high degree of crystallinity and gigantic luminescence emission

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    Valle-Fuentes, Francisco-Jose [Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC. Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Garcia-Guinea, Javier [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain)]. E-mail: guinea@mncn.csic.es; Cremades, Ana [Departmento Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Fisicas, University Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Correcher, Virgilio [CIEMAT, Laboratory Dosimetria de Radiaciones, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Sanchez-Moral, Sergio [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Gonzalez-Martin, Rafael [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Sanchez-Munoz, Luis [CIEMAT, Laboratory Dosimetria de Radiaciones, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Lopez-Arce, Paula [Getty Conservation Institute, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (United States)

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    Cabrera (Madrid) low-Mg calcites exhibit: (i) an unusual twofold elevation in X-ray diffraction pattern intensity; (ii) a 60-fold elevation of luminescence emission, compared to six common natural calcites selected for comparison purposes; (iii) a natural relatively high radiation level of circa 200 nSv h{sup -1} not detected in 1300 other calcites from the Natural History Museum of Madrid. Calcites were analysed by the X-ray diffraction powder method (XRD), cathodo-luminescence spectroscopy in scanning electron microscopy (CL-SEM), thermoluminescence (TL), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and particle size distribution (PSD). The Cabrera calcite study shows: (i) helicoidally distributed steps along the (0 0 0 1) orientation; (ii) protuberance defects onto the (0 0 0 1) surface, observed by SEM; (iii) XRF chemical contents of 0.03% MgO, 0.013% of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and 0.022% of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}, with accessory amounts of rare earth elements (REE); (iv) DTA dissociation temperature of 879 {sup o}C; (v) TL maxima peaks at 233 and 297 {sup o}C whose areas are 60 times compared to other calcites; (vi) spectra CL-SEM bands at 2.0 and 3.4 eV in the classic structure of Mn{sup 2+} activators; (vii) a twofold XRD pattern explained given that sample is a low-Mg calcite. The huge TL and CL emissions of the Cabrera calcite sample must be linked with the uranyl group presence. This intense XRD pattern in low-Mg calcites could bring into being analytical errors.

  2. High-level organization of isochores into gigantic superstructures in the human genome

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    Carpena, P.; Oliver, J. L.; Hackenberg, M.; Coronado, A. V.; Barturen, G.; Bernaola-Galván, P.

    2011-03-01

    Human DNA shows a complex structure with compositional features at many scales; the isochores—long DNA segments (~105 bp) of relatively homogeneous guanine-cytosine (G + C) content—are the largest well-documented and well-analyzed compositional structures. However, we report here on the existence of a high-level compositional organization of isochores in the human genome. By using a segmentation algorithm incorporating the long-range correlations existing in human DNA, we find that every chromosome is composed of a few huge segments (~ 107 bp) of relatively homogeneous G + C content, which become the largest compositional organization of the genome. Finally, we show evidence of the biological relevance of these superstructures, pointing to a large-scale functional organization of the human genome.

  3. The Ophiuchus Superbubble: A Gigantic Eruption from the Inner Disk of the Milky Way

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    Pidopryhora, Y; Shields, J C; Pidopryhora, Yurii; Lockman, Felix J.; Shields, Joseph C.

    2006-01-01

    While studying extraplanar neutral hydrogen in the disk-halo transition of the inner Galaxy we have discovered what appears to be a huge superbubble centered around l ~ 30 deg, whose top extends to latitudes > 25 deg at a distance of about 7 kpc. It is detected in both HI and Halpha. Using the Green Bank Telescope of the NRAO, we have measured more than 220,000 HI spectra at 9' angular resolution in and around this structure. The total HI mass in the system is ~ 10^6 Msol and it has an equal mass in H+. The Plume of HI capping its top is 1.2 x 0.6 kpc in l and b and contains 3 x 10^4 Msol of HI. Despite its location, (the main section is 3.4 kpc above the Galactic plane) the kinematics of the Plume appears to be dominated by Galactic rotation, but with a lag of 27 km/s from corotation. At the base of this structure there are ``whiskers'' of HI several hundreds of pc wide, reaching more than 1 kpc into the halo; they have a vertical density structure suggesting that they are the bubble walls and have been crea...

  4. A gigantic shark from the lower cretaceous duck creek formation of Texas.

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    Frederickson, Joseph A; Schaefer, Scott N; Doucette-Frederickson, Janessa A

    2015-01-01

    Three large lamniform shark vertebrae are described from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas. We interpret these fossils as belonging to a single individual with a calculated total body length of 6.3 m. This large individual compares favorably to another shark specimen from the roughly contemporaneous Kiowa Shale of Kansas. Neither specimen was recovered with associated teeth, making confident identification of the species impossible. However, both formations share a similar shark fauna, with Leptostyrax macrorhiza being the largest of the common lamniform sharks. Regardless of its actual identification, this new specimen provides further evidence that large-bodied lamniform sharks had evolved prior to the Late Cretaceous.

  5. A gigantic shark from the lower cretaceous duck creek formation of Texas.

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    Joseph A Frederickson

    Full Text Available Three large lamniform shark vertebrae are described from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas. We interpret these fossils as belonging to a single individual with a calculated total body length of 6.3 m. This large individual compares favorably to another shark specimen from the roughly contemporaneous Kiowa Shale of Kansas. Neither specimen was recovered with associated teeth, making confident identification of the species impossible. However, both formations share a similar shark fauna, with Leptostyrax macrorhiza being the largest of the common lamniform sharks. Regardless of its actual identification, this new specimen provides further evidence that large-bodied lamniform sharks had evolved prior to the Late Cretaceous.

  6. Liposarcoma retroperitoneal gigante. Reporte de caso (Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. Case report

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    Eduardo Reyna-Villasmil

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Soft tissue sarcomas represent less than 1% of all human neoplasms. One-third of malignant tumors that arise in the retroperitoneum are sarcomas and liposarcoma is the most common retroperitoneal sarcoma and is known to grow to giant sizes, slow progress and few late symptoms. We report the case of a 40 year old woman with a giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. A laparotomy was performed and a multilobulated tumor of 20 centimeters of diameter arising from retroperitoneum. The histological features were suggestive of pleomorphic liposarcoma weighing 8.5 Kilograms

  7. Bolnav cu Gist Gastric Gigant; Supraviețuire Nesperată Prezentare de Caz

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    Gheorghe M

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST are rare neoplasms, with sever prognosis in advanced cases. Until the discovery of Tyrosin Kinase Inhibitors (TKI, the life expectancy was very poor for patient with metastatic tumors, postoperative relapses or unresectable disease. Introduction of TKI therapy provided an unexpected survival rate, controlling the disease with very good tolerance. Method: We present a case report representative for GIST pathology. It is the first case of our GIST series of patients, operated in General and Esophageal Surgery Clinic of “St. Mary” Hospital Bucharest. A multidisciplinary approach and a complex, multimodal, surgical and oncological treatment was applied, with good response confirmed by the long-term follow-up. A 79 years old patient was diagnosed in 2004 (at the age of 70 years with giant gastric GIST. He underwent a total gastrectomy, splenectomy and left pancreatectomy; the resection was considered as R1 because the tumor capsule was not complete. The adjuvant treatment with TKI was started postoperatively for 2 years. The recurrence was noted one year after the adjuvant therapy stop. Then the TKI treatment was restarted with very good tolerance and control of disease at 9 years. Conclusion: The TKI therapy allows long-term control of the malignant GISTs in term of overall survival and quality of life, even when the surgical procedure is not optimal.

  8. Paraiso (Melia azedarach var. gigante) woodlots: an agroforestry alternative for the small farmer in Paraguay

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    Evans, P.T.; Rombold, J.S.

    1984-01-01

    A description is given of methods of growing mixtures of paraiso with annual crops, grazing and/or other trees such as Leucaena leucocephala in the degraded, acid, sandy soils of the humid sub-tropical Guayaybi area. Paraiso grows rapidly with deep root systems and contributes a large amount of organic material to the soil as litter. The wood is useful for furniture, veneers, plywood and interior carpentry and can be harvested at age 12-15 year (d.b.h. 40-50 cm).

  9. Gela submarine slide: gigantic basin-wide event in the Plio-Quaternary foredeep of Sicily

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    Argnani, A.; Trincardi, F.

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    The Gela basin is a Pliocene-Quaternary foredeep basin located at the front of the Maghrebian fold-thrust belt of Sicily, filled with 2,500 m-thick shallowing-upward marine sediments. An important contribution to the basin fill comes from a huge, basin-wide submarine slide which extends for 3,500 km/sup 2/ and thickens as much as 450 m; the estimated sediment volume involved in the slide is close to 1,000 km/sup 3/. The authors investigation used more than 3,000 km of multichannel and single-channel seismic reflection profiles. The slide depositional geometries and facies relationships have been reconstructed from seismic interpretation to provide insight into transport and emplacement mechanisms. Apparently, the slide was not simply deposited via mass transfer from the slope into the basin. Indeed, the bulk of the slide is composed of basin sediments plastically deformed under the gravitational force driven by the correspondent slope sediments. Such a deformation occurred above an extremely effective decollement surface which controlled the slide distribution throughout the basin. More localized decollement planes are, however, present within the slide body and contributed to its complex deformation. The slide can thus be considered the result of a generalized gravitational collapse which affected the sediments lying above a peculiar decollement horizon. A general uplift characterized the late Quaternary evolution of the area, and volcanic activity was quite widespread and documented in the historical record. A punctuated episode of energy release (volcanic related ), superimposed to the uplift trend, may have triggered the slide in conjunction with potentially easy detachment of a decollement.

  10. Sulle Orme Del Gigante: Cristina Scarlat (A Cura Di, Mircea Eliade Once Again, Lumen, Iasi, 2011

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    Lara SANJAKDAR

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Negli ultimi anni il crescente interese per la persona e l’opera di Mircea Eliade ha originato una vera e propria esplosione di pubblicazioni dedicate allo studioso, e anche la comparsa postuma di molti scritti inediti. Alcune di questi lavori, peraltro di rilievo, sono apparsi in occasiione delle celebrazioni del ventennale della morte dell’ intelectuale romeno (2006, altre ancora in tempi recentissimi non soltano in Italia, ma anche in Romania, Germania, Stati Uniti d’America, Spagna e Russia.

  11. Raymond D. Adams, gigante de la neurología norteamericana

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    Leonardo Palacios

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    Full Text Available Professor Raymond D. Adams (1911-2010 has been one of the most prominent figures in North American neurology in the XX century. He studied medicine at Duke University. He began training in psychiatry but decided to study nervous system pathology and neurology in Boston City Hospital during ten years. Then he became chairman of the neurology department in Massachusetts General Hospital for more than twenty five years. He was Neuropathology Emeritus Professor at Harvard University and has been recognized by other universities and scientific associations in United States and in other countries. His contribution to North American Neurology consolidation has been crucial. He described various syndromes and contributed to the development of other fields in neuroscience. He wrote and published many scientific articles and since 1977 with his colleague Maurice Victor the books “Principles of Neurology” a classic in the field, being traduced to many languages. He has been the chairman of a Department where many important neurologists from different parts of the world where trained and brighten neurology worldwide.

  12. Quiste de ovario gigante. Presentación de un caso

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Los quistes de ovario son tumoraciones frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el   caso de una paciente de 46 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y aumento de volumen del abdomen de un año de evolución. Se realizaron examenes físico y ultrasonográfico, mediante los que se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó un quiste de ovario izquierdo. En su estudio anatomopatológico se comprobó el diagnóstico de cistoadenoma seroso del ovario.

  13. 利用茎柔鱼废弃物酿制鱼露的研究%Study on Fish Sauce Brewed by the Waste of Dosidicus gigass

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    曲映红; 刘志东; 陈舜胜

    2014-01-01

    以智利外海茎柔鱼废弃物为原料,采用保温、加曲保温、加酶保温等不同速酿方法制备鱼露,测定鱼露在酿制过程中的pH和氨基酸态氮,并对最终样品作感官评价.结果表明,酿制20 d内,pH和氨基酸态氮变化显著,20 d后二者均趋于稳定.常温自然酿制鱼露中的各种变化速度较速酿鱼露缓慢得多.感官评定的结果表明,保温和加曲保温速酿的样品在气味优于加酶保温速酿的样品.对保温速酿鱼露中组胺和重金属含量测定的结果表明,其中组胺及砷、镉的含量均已超标,不适于直接作为调味品食用.

  14. Evaluation of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas byproduct hydrolysates obtained by acid-enzymatic hydrolysis and by autohydrolysis in practical diets for Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei

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    Mayra Lizett González-Félix

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The marine bioprocessing industry offers great potential to utilize byproducts for fish meal replacement in aquafeeds. Jumbo squid is an important fishery commodity in Mexico, but only the mantle is marketed. Head, fins, guts and tentacles are discarded in spite of being protein-rich byproducts. This study evaluated the use of two jumbo squid byproduct hydrolysates obtained by acid-enzymatic hydrolysis (AEH and by autohydrolysis (AH as ingredients in practical diets for shrimp. The hydrolysates were included at levels of 2.5 and 5.0% of the diet dry weight in four practical diets, including a control diet without hydrolysate. Shrimp growth and survival were not significantly affected by the dietary treatments. Postharvest quality of abdominal muscle was evaluated in terms of proximate composition and sensory evaluation. Significantly higher crude protein was observed in the muscle of shrimp fed the highest hydrolysate levels, AH 5% (204.8 g kg- 1 or AEH 5% (201.3 g kg- 1. Sensory analysis of cooked muscle showed significant differences for all variables evaluated: color, odor, flavor, and firmness. It was concluded that Jumbo squid byproducts can be successfully processed by autohydrolysis or acid-enzymatic hydrolysis, and that up to 5.0% of the hydrolysates can be incorporated into shrimp diets without affecting growth or survival.

  15. Biological Characteristic of Dosidicus gigas off Chile Waters%智利外海茎柔鱼生物学特性的初步研究

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    刘必林; 陈新军; 钱卫国

    2009-01-01

    根据2007年1月和5~6月我国鱿钓船在智利外海的调查数据,对茎柔鱼生物学特性进行初步分析.结果表明:该地区茎柔鱼胴长范围287~702 mm,优势胴长为380~430 mm,占64.2%;体重范同0.63~11.3 kg,优势体重为0.5~2.0 kg,占75.6%;调查海Ⅸ渔获个体自西向东、自南往北呈现增大趋势;依据胴长组成推断调查海域可能存在3个群体.生长指数大于3,与秘鲁外海茎柔鱼相近;雌雄性比约为3:1,性腺成熟度以Ⅰ期为主,占92%;摄食等级0~2级为主,约占73%;当地时间00:00后摄食量增大,胃含物以鱿鱼和中上层小型鱼类为主.

  16. Evaluation of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) byproduct hydrolysates obtained by acid-enzymatic hydrolysis and by autohydrolysis in practical diets for Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

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    Mayra Lizett González-Félix; Martin Perez-Velazquez; Josafat Marina Ezquerra-Brauer; Lorena Bringas-Alvarado; Anabel Sánchez-Sánchez; Wilfrido Torres-Arreola

    2014-01-01

    The marine bioprocessing industry offers great potential to utilize byproducts for fish meal replacement in aquafeeds. Jumbo squid is an important fishery commodity in Mexico, but only the mantle is marketed. Head, fins, guts and tentacles are discarded in spite of being protein-rich byproducts. This study evaluated the use of two jumbo squid byproduct hydrolysates obtained by acid-enzymatic hydrolysis (AEH) and by autohydrolysis (AH) as ingredients in practical diets for shrimp. The hydrolys...

  17. 秘鲁鱿鱼船上蒸煮滚桶的研究%Research on Steaming Barrel of Cooking Dosidicus gigas on Ship

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    于涛; 陈小娥; 方旭波; 童国忠; 余辉; 李绍嵩

    2014-01-01

    秘鲁鱿鱼是一种重要的优质海洋资源,其加工方式通常为远洋捕捞作业→初级加工→冷冻→运回国内二次加工的加工模式.针对现有的秘鲁鱿鱼船上蒸煮加工过程中所存在的问题,研制出鱿鱼蒸煮滚桶,实现机械化蒸煮,可以有效减轻工人的劳动强度,节省船上的占地面积,节约能源,减少鱿鱼胴体表面的破损,同时使其受热均匀,达到更好的蒸煮效果.试验结果表明,使用蒸煮滚桶对鱿鱼片进行蒸煮,其最佳蒸煮条件为:温度90℃,时间8min,滚桶转速20 r/min,且在外观组织、硬度和弹性等方面明显优于现有加工方法.

  18. Experiments on Removing Off - flavour from Jumbo Flying Squid Dosidicus gigas%秘鲁鱿鱼肉异味脱除试验

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    曹俊

    2008-01-01

    随着海洋渔业资源的衰退和海洋环境的变化,海洋渔业资源的结构也发生了很大变化,头足类(章鱼、鱿鱼等)、虾蟹类及低值鱼类已成为我国主要的经济海产品,也是我国水产品加工和出口创汇的主要品种。2003年,冻鱼片与头足类软体动物在我国出口水产品中占有重要地位,出口量和出口额分别为45万t和10亿美元,位居出口水产品之首。

  19. A preliminary analysis of trace-elemental signatures in statoliths of different spawning cohorts for Dosidicus gigas off EEZ waters of Chile

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    Liu, Bilin; Chen, Xinjun; Fang, Zhou; Hu, Song; Song, Qian

    2015-12-01

    We applied solution-based ICP-MS method to quantify the trace-elemental signatures in statoliths of jumbo flying squid, Dosidius gigas, which were collected from the waters off northern and central Chile during the scientific surveys carried out by Chinese squid jigging vessels in 2007 and 2008. The age and spawning date of the squid were back-calculated based on daily increments in statoliths. Eight elemental ratios (Sr/Ca, Ba/Ca, Mg/Ca, Mn/Ca, Na/Ca, Fe/Ca, Cu/Ca and Zn/Ca) were analyzed. It was found that Sr is the second most abundant element next to Ca, followed by Na, Fe, Mg, Zn, Cu, Ba and Mn. There was no significant relationship between element/Ca and sea surface temperature (SST) and sea surface salinity (SSS), although weak negative or positive tendency was found. MANOVA analysis showed that multivariate elemental signatures did not differ among the cohorts spawned in spring, autumn and winter, and no significant difference was found between the northern and central sampling locations. Classification results showed that all individuals of each spawned cohorts were correctly classified. This study demonstrates that the elemental signatures in D. gigas statoliths are potentially a useful tool to improve our understanding of its population structure and habitat environment.

  20. Giant adrenal cyst - a case report and classification; Cisto gigante da adrenal - relato de caso e classificacao

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    Pitaki, Sergio Augusto Munhoz; Louveira, Maria Helena [Clinica Radiologica Pitaki, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Alphasonic; Rorato, Luciana; Antonik, Gustavo; Andrade, Andre Luis Lugnani de; Teixeira, Ana Maria Gonzaga [Faculdade Evangelica de Medicina do Parana (FEMPAR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

    1999-12-01

    Cystic lesions of the adrenal gland are relatively rare, but they must be considering in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses. The authors report a case of a giant adrenal cyst assessed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and outline their features and classification. (author)

  1. New large aperture, hybrid photo-detector and photo multiplier tube for a gigantic water Cherenkov ring imaging detector

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    Hirota, Seiko, E-mail: s_hirota@scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Nishimura, Yasuhiro [University of Tokyo, ICRR (Japan); Suda, Yusuke [University of Tokyo, Department of Physics (Japan); Okajima, Yuji [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Physics (Japan); Shiozawa, Masato; Nakayama, Shoei; Tanaka, Hidekazu; Hayato, Yoshinari; Ikeda, Motoyasu; Nakahata, Masayuki [University of Tokyo, ICRR (Japan); Yokoyama, Masashi; Aihara, Hiroaki [University of Tokyo, Department of Physics (Japan); Ichikawa, Atsuko; Minamino, Akihiro; Huang, Kunxian; Nakaya, Tsuyoshi [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Kawai, Yoshihiko; Suzuki, Masatoshi; Ohmura, Takayuki [Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)

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    We are developing a 20-in. aperture high quantum efficiency photo-multiplier tube (PMT) and a hybrid photo-detector (HPD) for Hyper-Kamiokande which is a next generation underground large water Cherenkov detector. We have measured prototypes of 20-in. PMT with a high quantum efficiency photocathode, 30% at 400 nm, and 8-in. HPDs with a normal quantum efficiency photocathode, 22% at 400 nm, in a 200-ton water tank and checked their performance. The PMTs have a 2.7 ns (sigma) timing resolution and 43% (sigma) charge resolution for single photo-electron. Compared to PMTs, HPDs show a better performance with a 1.7 ns timing resolution and 32. - Highlights: • For Hyper-Kamiokande, a large aperture hybrid photo-detector (HPD) has been developed. • The application of high quantum efficiency photo-cathode has been also studied. • The 8-in. HPDs and 20-in. HQE PMTs have been tested in a 200-ton water tank from summer in 2013. • The HPDs show better charge and timing resolution, and lower dark rate than PMTs. • The HQE PMTs have not been stabilized yet and show higher dark rate than normal PMTs.

  2. Expression of a truncated Hmga1b gene induces gigantism, lipomatosis and B-cell lymphomas in mice.

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    Fedele, Monica; Visone, Rosa; De Martino, Ivana; Palmieri, Dario; Valentino, Teresa; Esposito, Francesco; Klein-Szanto, Andres; Arra, Claudio; Ciarmiello, Andrea; Croce, Carlo M; Fusco, Alfredo

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    HMGA1 gene rearrangements have been frequently described in human lipomas. In vitro studies suggest that HMGA1 proteins have a negative role in the control of adipocyte cell growth, and that HMGA1 gene truncation acts in a dominant-negative fashion. Therefore, to define better the role of the HMGA1 alterations in the generation of human lipomas, we generated mice carrying an Hmga1b truncated (Hmga1b/T) gene. These mice develop a giant phenotype together with a drastic expansion of the retroperitoneal and subcutaneous white adipose tissue. We show that the activation of the E2F pathway likely accounts, at least in part, for this phenotype. Interestingly, the Hmga1b/T mice also develop B-cell lymphomas similar to that occurring in Hmga1-knockout mice, supporting a dominant-negative role of the Hmga1b/T mutant also in vivo.

  3. The mystery of the gigantic ships——What’s the size of Zheng He’s Bao Chuan

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    <正>Six hundred years ago,Zheng He,with order from Em- peror Yongle of the Ming Dynasty(1403-1425),started his seven voyages down to the Western Ocean(around the area of the South- east Asian archipelago,the Indo-China Peninsular,the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Peninsular and the eastern coast of Africa.) AS the leader of the fleet.Zheng He is undoubtedly the most outstanding navigator in the thousands of gears of Chinese history.His mammoth fleet with numerous,ships has made it legendary.

  4. Gigantic diphoton rate of heavy Higgs bosons in the aligned two Higgs doublet models with small tan β

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    Song, Jeonghyeon; Yoon, Yeo Woong

    2015-06-01

    We study the implications of the LHC heavy neutral Higgs boson search data on the aligned two Higgs doublet model with a softly broken Z2 symmetry. When tan β is small, the gluon fusion production of the heavy C P -even scalar H0 or the C P -odd scalar A0 becomes large enough to constrain the model by the current γ γ , τ+τ- , and t t ¯ data. By reinvestigating the indirect constraints from Δ ρ , b →s γ , Δ MBd , Rb, ɛK , and the perturbativity of the running top quark Yukawa coupling, we find that the small tan β region is still allowed: for instance, tan β ≳0.6 (0.5 ) for Type I and X (II and Y) for mH±=800 GeV . We find that the current LHC results of the heavy Higgs searches at √{s }=8 TeV are shown to put on more significant bounds. If mH≃mA , the t t ¯ mode excludes tan β ≲1.5 for mH ,A=500 - 600 GeV in all four types, and the γ γ and τ+τ- modes exclude tan β ≲1 - 3 (tan β ≲3 - 10 ) for mH ,A=150 - 340 GeV in Types I, II, and Y (Type X).

  5. A gigantic X-ray flare from the star Trumpler 14 Y442 in the Carina star forming complex

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    Hamaguchi, Kenji; Drake, Stephen A.; Corcoran, Michael F.; Richardson, Noel; Teodoro, Mairan

    2015-09-01

    XMM-Newton, NuSTAR and Swift observations of the Carina star forming complex on 2015 July 16 (ObsID - XMM:0762910401, NuSTAR:30101005002, Swift:00081578001) detected an X-ray flare at the coordinates (R.A., Dec)[J2000] = (10 44 02.80, -59 39 46.7).

  6. Gigantic diphoton rate of heavy Higgs bosons in the aligned two Higgs doublet models with small $\\tan\\beta$

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    Song, Jeonghyeon

    2014-01-01

    We study the implications of the LHC heavy neutral Higgs search data on the aligned two Higgs doublet model with softly broken $Z_2$ symmetry. When $\\tan\\beta$ is small, the gluon fusion production of the heavy CP-even scalar $H^0$ or the CP-odd scalar $A^0$ becomes large enough to constrain the model by the current $\\gamma\\gamma$, $\\tau^+\\tau^-$, and $t\\bar{t}$ data. By reinvestigating this small $\\tan\\beta$ region, we find that the indirect constraints like $\\Delta\\rho$, $b\\to s \\gamma$, $\\Delta M_{B_d}$, $R_b$, $\\epsilon_K$, and the perturbativity of running top Yukawa coupling are rather weak to be $\\tan\\beta > 0.5$. The current heavy Higgs search results are shown to put more significant bounds. If $m_H \\simeq m_A$, the $t\\bar{t}$ mode excludes $\\tan\\beta< 1.5$ for $m_{H,A}=500-600\\,$GeV in all four types, and the $\\gamma\\gamma$ and $\\tau^+\\tau^-$ modes exclude $\\tan\\beta < 1-3$ ($\\tan\\beta < 3-10$) for $m_{H,A}=120-340\\,$GeV in Type I, II, and Y (Type X).

  7. Sistema Solar: de la observación de La Tierra a los planetas gigantes y sus lunas

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    Rodrigo, R.

    La fotoquímica tiene un papel principal en la composición de las atmósferas planetarias. Se examinan diferentes procesos fotoquímicos tanto para atmósferas oxidadas como reductoras, poniendo un especial énfasis en los ciclos químicos más importantes. En este sentido, se presentan diferentes ciclos químicos capaces de producir hidrocarbonos y nitrilos en atmósferas reductoras, así como aquellos capaces de mantener las proporciones de mezcla de las moléculas que contienen oxígeno, tales como CO2, O2 y H2O. También se analizan otros procesos importantes tales como la condensación y procesos de sputtering y de sublimación que han de tenerse en cuenta cuando se realizan modelos sobre la composición atmosférica.

  8. Estrutura de um cerrado strico sensu na Gleba Cerrado Pé-de-Gigante, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP

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    Fidelis Alessandra Tomaselli

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O Cerrado ocupa aproximadamente 23% do território brasileiro e 70% do bioma correspondem a cerrado stricto sensu (s.s., sendo relevantes os estudos que buscam o entendimento da estrutura da vegetação nessas áreas. Com esse objetivo, foram estudadas cinco parcelas (10×25m em um hectare de cerrado s.s., amostrando-se todos os indivíduos com perímetro no nível do solo igual ou acima de 3cm (exceto lianas e indivíduos mortos. Alguns parâmetros fitossociológicos foram analisados, assim como a distribuição de classes de diâmetro dos indivíduos amostrados e a estrutura vertical. Foram amostradas 1.747 indivíduos, distribuídos em 75 espécies, pertencentes a 31 famílias. A densidade total absoluta encontrada foi de 13.976 ind.ha-1 e a área basal total, de 4,902m². Leguminosae foi a família com o maior número de espécies (16. As espécies que apresentaram os maiores valores de Índice do Valor de Importância (IVI foram Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Altschul, Myrcia guianensis (Aubl. DC., Xylopia aromatica (Lm. Mart., Ouratea spectabilis (Mart. Engl. e Pouteria ramiflora (Mart. Radlk. O Índice de Shannon encontrado foi de 3,623. A distribuição de classes de diâmetro apresentou curva na forma de "J" invertido, estando a maioria dos indivíduos na primeira classe. A área estudada não apresentou estratos bem definidos, estando a maioria dos indivíduos entre 1 e 3m de altura.

  9. Mixoma gigante em átrio esquerdo: relato de caso Giant myxoma in the left atrium: case report

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    Marcos de Paula Vale

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de 63 anos, sexo feminino, com história de dispnéia, palpitação e precordialgia foi submetida a avaliação cardiológica. Ao exame físico mostrava-se sem anormalidades. O ecocardiograma mostrou grande massa em átrio esquerdo, sugerindo mixoma; confirmado pela tomografia e cateterismo. A paciente foi submetida a tratamento cirúrgico, com boa evolução pós-operatória. O estudo anatomopatológico confirmou o diagnóstico de mixoma. Neste artigo é apresentada revisão bibliográfica, bem como comentários enfatizando-se a dificuldade diagnóstica baseada nos sinais e sintomas, assim como o desenvolvimento de derrame pleural bilateral no pós-operatório, possivelmente relacionado ao mixoma.In this study is reported the case of a 63-year-old-woman with history of dyspnea, palpitations, and precordial pain who underwent cardiologic evaluation. The physical examination did not reveal abnormalities. The echocardiogram showed great mass in the left atrium, suggesting myxoma which was confirmed by tomography and catheterization. The patient underwent surgical treatment with a good postoperative evolution. The diagnosis of myxoma was confirmed by histopathologic study. In this study is included a bibliographic review and a comment emphasizing the diagnostic difficulty based on signs and symptoms, as well as the details about the development of bilateral pleural effusion possibly related to the myxoma.

  10. Floristic composition of the cerrado in the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, southeastern Brazil)

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    We studied a 1225 ha area, composed mainly of cerrado, in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil (21°36-38'S, 47°36-39'W). In three cerrado physiognomies (campo cerrado -- a wooded savanna, cerrado sensu stricto -- a woodland, and cerradão -- a tall woodland), we collected all vascular plants in reproductive stage, and identified them to species level. We found 360 species, representing 236 genera and 69 families. The richest families were: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poac...

  11. 先天性巨色素痣6例%6 Cases of Congenital Gigantic Pigmented Nevus

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    张阳宝; 赵红刚

    2005-01-01

    目的探讨先天性巨色素痣的发病机制.方法对6例先天性巨色素痣的临床资料及组织病理、免疫组化结果进行分析.结果 6例平均年龄28岁,5例出生时即发病.临床诊断恶性黑素瘤2例,黑痣恶变、先天性巨色素痣、软组织纤维瘤、皮肤色素沉着各1例.组织病理诊断皮内痣4例,复合痣2例.结论先天性巨色素痣发病符合双重来源学说,即真皮上部的痣细胞来自表皮的黑素细胞,而真皮下部的痣细胞来自神经鞘细胞.减少并发症的关键在于早诊断、早治疗.

  12. Climate warming and stability of cold hanging glaciers: Lessons from the gigantic 1895 Altels break-off

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    Faillettaz, Jerome; Funk, Martin

    2011-01-01

    The Altels hanging glacier broke off on September 11, 1895. The ice volume of this catastrophic rupture was estimated at $\\rm 4.10^6$ cubic meters and is the largest ever observed ice fall event in the Alps. The causes of this collapse are however not entirely clear. Based on previous studies, we reanalyzed this break-off event, with the help of a new numerical model, initially developed by Faillettaz and others (2010) for gravity-driven instabilities. The simulations indicate that a break-off event is only possible when the basal friction at the bedrock is reduced in a restricted area, possibly induced by the storage of infiltrated water within the glacier. Moreover, our simulations reveal a two-step behavior: (i) A first quiescent phase, without visible changes, with a duration depending on the rate of basal changes; (ii) An active phase with a rapid increase of basal motion over a few days. The general lesson obtained from the comparison between the simulations and the available evidence is that visible si...

  13. A gigantic sarcopterygian (tetrapodomorph lobe-finned fish from the upper Devonian of Gondwana (Eden, New South Wales, Australia.

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    Full Text Available Edenopteron keithcrooki gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Famennian Worange Point Formation; the holotype is amongst the largest tristichopterids and sarcopterygians documented by semi-articulated remains from the Devonian Period. The new taxon has dentary fangs and premaxillary tusks, features assumed to be derived for large Northern Hemisphere tristichopterids (Eusthenodon, Hyneria, Langlieria. It resembles Eusthenodon in ornament, but is distinguished by longer proportions of the parietal compared to the post-parietal shield, and numerous differences in shape and proportions of other bones. Several characters (accessory vomers in the palate, submandibulars overlapping ventral jaw margin, scales ornamented with widely-spaced deep grooves are recorded only in tristichopterids from East Gondwana (Australia-Antarctica. On this evidence Edenopteron gen. nov. is placed in an endemic Gondwanan subfamily Mandageriinae within the Tristichopteridae; it differs from the nominal genotype Mandageria in its larger size, less pointed skull, shape of the orbits and other skull characters. The hypothesis that tristichopterids evolved in Laurussia and later dispersed into Gondwana, and a derived subgroup of large Late Devonian genera dispersed from Gondwana, is inconsistent with the evidence of the new taxon. Using oldest fossil and most primitive clade criteria the most recent phylogeny resolves South China and Gondwana as areas of origin for all tetrapodomorphs. The immediate outgroup to tristichopterids remains unresolved - either Spodichthys from Greenland as recently proposed, or Marsdenichthys from Gondwana, earlier suggested to be the sister group to all tristichopterids. Both taxa combine two characters that do not co-occur in other tetrapodomorphs (extratemporal bone in the skull; non-cosmoid round scales with an internal boss. Recently both 'primitive' and 'derived' tristichopterids have been discovered in the late Middle Devonian of both hemispheres, implying extensive ghost lineages within the group. Resolving their phylogeny and biogeography will depend on a comprehensive new phylogenetic analysis.

  14. Spontaneously resolved gigantic retroperitoneal haematoma following oophorectomy: A case report in a cardiac patient on anticoagulant therapy

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    Ahmed Samy Elagwany

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    Conclusion: Delay in diagnosis is potentially fatal and high clinical suspicion remains crucial. Finally, it is a matter of controversy whether retroperitoneal haematomas should be surgically evacuated or conservatively treated and the final decision should be made after taking into consideration patient’s general condition and the possibility of permanent femoral or sciatic neuropathy due to compression syndrome.

  15. PALMA (OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA MILL CV. GIGANTE EM SUPLEMENTOS PARA FÊMEAS LEITEIRAS EM CRESCIMENTO A PASTO

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    GLEIDIANA AMÉLIA PONTES DE ALMEIDA

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    Full Text Available This study aimed at evaluating the effect of replacing corn by palm in the supplements for dairy females in grazing at levels of 0, 33, 66 and 100%. Intake of pasture and apparent nutrient digestibility, animal performance, intake of nitrogenous compounds, nitrogen balance, synthesis and microbial efficiency and bioe-conomy system were evaluated. The study was conducted at Farm Roçadinho, municipality of Capoeiras Wasteland region of the State of Pernambuco in the period from 30/09/2012 to 19/01/2013, in a completely randomized design with four treatments and six replications, using 24 dairy females growing initial weight of 180 pounds. Consisted of 112 days, and 28 for adaptation. The intake of DM, DM/pasture, OM, CP, NDFap. NDFi intake and increased ADF because of the NFC, EE, and TDN decreased (P <0.05. PUN levels in plasma did not change. The apparent digestibility of DM, OM, NDF, ADF, NFC, EE and TDN decreased linearly, and CP increased (P <0.05. Weight gains decreased since the FC increased (P <0.05. No effect was observed in nitrogen intake and nitrogen excreted in the urine. A reduction in nitrogen excreted in the faeces nitrogen bal-ance and percentage of ingested nitrogen, urea-N excreted in the urine increased (P <0.05. The replacement of corn by palm reduces the performance of dairy females in pasture growth. Thus the total or partial replacement is conditioned to the projection of age at first calving on the production system and economy of use.

  16. Oceanic ecosystem dynamics during gigantic volcanic episodes: the Ontong Java and Manihiki Plateaus recorded by calcareous nannoplankton. (Invited)

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    Erba, E.

    2010-12-01

    Earth's volcanic activity introduces environmental stress that biota are forced to survive. There is a general consensus on the role of volcanogenic carbon dioxide increases, and implicit tectonic-igneous events, triggering major climate changes and profound variations in chemical, physical and trophic characteristics of the oceans through the Phanerozoic. Cretaceous geological records indicate conditions of excess atmCO2 (up to 2000-3000 ppm) derived from construction of Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). In such “high CO2 world” and greenhouse conditions, the deep ocean became depleted of oxygen promoting the accumulation and burial of massive amounts of organic matter; such episodes are recognized as Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) and their geological records merit careful examination of how the Earth system, and Life in particular, can overcome extreme experiments of global change. The Early Aptian (˜ 120 million years ago) OAE1a is a complex example of volcanicCO2-induced environmental stress. There is a general consensus on the causes of this case-history, namely excess CO2 derived from the construction of the Ontong Java-Manihiki LIP. Multi- and inter-disciplinary studies of the OAE1a have pointed out C, O, Os, Sr isotopic anomalies, a biocalcification crisis in pelagic and neritic settings, enhanced fertility and primary productivity, as well as ocean acidification. Available cyclochronology allows high-resolution dating of biotic and environmental fluctuations, providing the precision necessary for understanding the role of volcanogenic CO2 on nannoplankton biocalcification, adaptations, evolutionary innovation and/or extinctions. The reconstructed sequence of volcanogenic CO2 pulses, and perhaps some clathrate melting, triggered a climate change to supergreenhouse conditions, anoxia and ocean acidification. The demise of heavily calcified nannoconids and reduced calcite paleofluxes marks beginning of the pre-OAE1a calcification crisis. Ephemeral coccolith dwarfism and malformation represent adjustments to survive lower pH. Deep-water acidification occurs with a delay of 25-30 thousand years: a dissolution event recording 1 to 2km shallowing of the Calcite Compensation Depth anticipated the onset of anoxic sedimentation. A major acceleration in weathering has been identified in the lowermost part of OAE1a. After acidification-dissolution climax, nannoplankton and carbonate recovery developed over ~160 kyr, under persisting global dysoxia-anoxia. This recovery presumably implies a stasis of the LIP activity and gradual buffering of ocean acidification or a decrease in volcanogenic CO2 emissions and consistently higher CO2 drawdown through Corg burial and/or weathering. Rising CO2 and surface-ocean acidification during OAE1a triggered false extinctions among calcareous nannoplankton. Conversely, a major origination episode starts approximately 1 My before global anoxia and persists through OAE1a and associated acidification. Increasing pCO2 caused complex and species-specific reactions, including production of r-strategist taxa, which, however, secreted dwarf and malformed coccoliths as a strategy to overcome acidification.

  17. Gigantic retroperitoneal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy with heparin in therapeutic doses: a case report

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    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a distinct clinical entity that can present as a rare life-threatening event characterized by sudden onset of bleeding into the retroperitoneal space, occurring in association with bleeding disorders, intratumoral bleeding, or ruptures of any retroperitoneal organ or aneurysm. The spontaneous form is the most infrequent retroperitoneal hemorrhage, causing significant morbidity and representing a diagnostic challenge. Case presentation We report the case of a patient with coronary artery disease who presented with transient ischemic attack, in whom anticoagulant therapy with heparin precipitated a massive spontaneous atraumatic retroperitoneal hemorrhage (with international normalized ratio 2.4, which was treated conservatively. Conclusion Delay in diagnosis is potentially fatal and high clinical suspicion remains crucial. Finally, it is a matter of controversy whether retroperitoneal hematomas should be surgically evacuated or conservatively treated and the final decision should be made after taking into consideration patient's general condition and the possibility of permanent femoral or sciatic neuropathy due to compression syndrome.

  18. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, C.; Adams, H.; Salvatori, R.; Wand, G.; Quinones-Hinojosa, A.

    2011-01-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has ne

  19. De BRIC a BRICS: como a África do Sul ingressou em um Clube de Gigantes

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    Elton Jony Jesus Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available O grupo BRIC foi criado em 2006 para reunir os principais países emergentes do mundo. Durante a sua terceira cúpula em 2011, a África do Sul aderiu formalmente ao grupo, que então se tornou BRICS. A sua adesão ao grupo, no entanto, é intrigante, uma vez que a África do Sul é muito menor do que os outros BRICS em termos de sua economia, território e população. Por que a África do Sul foi convidada a se juntar ao grupo? Este artigo argumenta que, para responder a esta questão, é necessário considerar a dimensão simbólica do grupo. Mesmo que o grupo possa ser útil para aprofundar as relações entre os seus membros e coordenar posições em foros multilaterais, os países do BRICS têm como objetivo principal usar o BRICS como símbolo da maior relevância do "Sul Global" em comparação ao "Norte Global". A este respeito, a África do Sul se juntou ao grupo para desempenhar o papel de representante da África, reforçando assim a imagem do BRICS de representante do "Sul Global". Com um país africano, o "Sul Global" estaria "mais bem" representado no BRICS. Embora o status da África do Sul de representante da África seja controverso, este artigo argumenta que a África do Sul é o país mais adequado para desempenhar este papel. Isso se deve a dois fatores: a África do Sul possui uma economia mais madura que as de outros grandes países africanos; e possui um softpower que nenhum outro país africano possui. O artigo chega a essas conclusões analisando os interesses de cada BRIC em ser membro do grupo e analisando as suas posições sobre a admissão da África do Sul no grupo.

  20. Ictericia secundaria a cistoadenoma seroso pancreático gigante Jaundice secondary to giant pancreatic serous cystoadenoma

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El cistoadenoma seroso es el segundo tumor quístico más frecuente del páncreas y representa el 1-2% de todas las neoplasias exocrinas pancreáticas. Recientemente, gracias a las mejoras en las técnicas de imagen, la identificación de las lesiones quísticas pancreáticas es cada vez más frecuente. El diagnóstico diferencial ha de hacerse con el cistoadenoma mucinoso, debido al potencial maligno de esta última entidad. En esta nota clínica describimos el caso de una paciente con ictericia indolora y colestasis, con diagnóstico final de cistoadenoma seroso pancreático.Serous cystadenoma is the second most frequent pancreatic cystic neoplasm and accounts for 1-2% of exocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Recently, they have been identified more frequently, due to the improvement in imaging techniques. Differential diagnosis should be performed with mucinous cystoadenoma, due to the latter's potential for malignant transformation. We present the case of a female patient who underwent examination for painless jaundice and cholestasis, with a final diagnosis of pancreatic serous cystoadenoma.

  1. From Ally McBeal to Sabado Gigante: Contributions of Television Viewing to the Gender Role Attitudes of Latino Adolescents

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    Rivadeneyra, Rocio; Ward, L. Monique

    2005-01-01

    Although previous findings indicate that frequent television viewing is associated with holding more stereotypical attitudes about gender, no studies have examined this connection among Latino youth, who are frequent viewers of both English- and Spanish-language programming. The present study attempted to rectify this situation by examining…

  2. Giant Ovarian Cyst. A Case Report Quiste de ovario gigante. Presentación de un caso

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    Yarisdey Corrales Hernández

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Ovarian cysts are common tumors among gynecological conditions. The case of a 46 years old woman who arrived at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima General University Hospital in Cienfuegos, because of pain and swelling of the abdomen of a year of evolution is presented. The physical examination and ultrasound were performed and the patient was diagnosed with an ovarian dependant cystic mass. Laparotomy was performed and the left ovarian cyst was resected. In pathological and anatomical studies the diagnosis of an ovarian serous cystadenoma was confirmed.Los quistes de ovario son tumoraciones frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el   caso de una paciente de 46 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y aumento de volumen del abdomen de un año de evolución. Se realizaron examenes físico y ultrasonográfico, mediante los que se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó un quiste de ovario izquierdo. En su estudio anatomopatológico se comprobó el diagnóstico de cistoadenoma seroso del ovario.

  3. Analysis of the re-colonization of San Benito Archipelago by Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi Análisis de la recolonización del archipiélago de San Benito por el lobo fino de Guadalupe (Arctocephalus townsendi

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    Manuel Esperón-Rodríguez

    2012-03-01

    -colonización y el estado actual del LFG en el ASB. También se informan los primeros nacimientos y la ocupación de la isla del Oeste del ASB. Con base en los censos de 1997 a 2007, la población creció con una tasa de incremento anual de 21,6%. Se estudió el tamaño de la población, la tendencia de crecimiento de la colonia, biología reproductiva y preferencias alimentarias. Se contaron 2,227 individuos en el ASB. Tres especies de calamar se encontraron como el principal componente de la dieta (Loligo opalescens, Onychoteuthis banksii y Dosidicus gigas. La territorialidad, los patrones de actividad y el comportamiento reproductivo, muestran una conducta similar entre los individuos de isla Guadalupe y ASB. Se calculó la tasa de crecimiento promedio de las crías del ASB y se comparó con la tasa de crecimiento de las crías de isla Guadalupe (ASB: 6.7 ± 1.4 kg y 68,9 ± 2.64 cm; isla Guadalupe 5.9 ± 0.5 kg, y 67.29 ± 4.3 cm. Se midió la duración de los viajes de alimentación de las hembras, indicando que la colonia de San Benito probablemente se encuentra cerca de una importante zona de alimentación. En cuanto a los patrones de asistencia materna, estos podrían indicar una estrategia de lactancia-viajes de alimentación diferente entre SBA e isla Guadalupe. Se puede esperar que la población de lobos finos en San Benito siga creciendo, ya que no hay limitantes en cuanto al espacio reproductivo y los recursos alimenticios disponibles en la zona.

  4. 鱿鱼皮胶原蛋白水解肽抗氧化活性研究%Studies on the antioxidation activity of squid (Dosidicus eschrichitii Steenstrup) skin gelatin hydrolysate

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    目的 探讨秘鲁鱿鱼(Dosidieus eschrichitii Steenstrup)皮胶原蛋白多肽组分对自由基的清除作用以及水解产物的体内抗氧化作用,为鱿鱼加工废弃物的高值化利用探索一条新途径.方法 采用化学发光法研究胶原蛋白活性多肽体外对超氧阴离子自由基(O2·-)和羟自由基(·OH)的清除作用,并筛选出体外清除自由基活性最好的组分;灌胃于D-半乳糖致衰老的模型小鼠,测定小鼠血液及皮肤中的超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、谷胱甘肽过氧化物酶(GSH-Px)活力和丙二醛(MDA)及羟脯氨酸(Hyp)含量.结果 与结论鱿鱼皮胶原蛋白多肽分子量小于2000D组分对O2·-和·OH具有较好的清除效果,该活性多肽组分可以提高小鼠血液及皮肤中SOD和GSH-Px的活力,降低MDA含量,并能提高小鼠皮肤组织中Hyp的含量.

  5. 秘鲁鱿鱼烤制过程中的水分及质构变化%Change of moisture and texture of dosidicus squid during roasting process

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    董志俭; 李世伟; 莫尼莎; 吕艳芳; 蔡路昀; 励建荣

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    鱿鱼丝是现代人喜爱的休闲食品,烤制是鱿鱼丝加工中的关键工序,对鱿鱼的品质有重要的影响.本文主要研究了烤制过程中秘鲁鱿鱼的水分、质地、色泽的变化.结果表明,随着烤制时间的延长,秘鲁鱿鱼的水分含量和水分活度降低,损失的主要为中间水和结合水;烤制过程中鱿鱼肉的硬度、咀嚼性、粘着性均有很大程度的提高,弹性下降.

  6. A study on feeding ecology and migration patterns of Dosidicus gigas off Peru using stable isotope analysis%秘鲁外海茎柔鱼摄食洄游的稳定同位素研究

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    贡艺; 陈新军; 李云凯; 韩梦洁

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    茎柔鱼是具有高度洄游性的中上层头足类,是生态系统中的关键物种,也是我国远洋渔业重要捕捞对象之一.了解掌握茎柔鱼摄食及洄游信息有助于对其资源进行更合理利用.头足类内壳是一良好的信息载体,其生长发育具有不可逆性且生长贯穿整个生活史过程,包含了头足类生活史过程中的全部信息.本研究通过对秘鲁外海茎柔鱼耳石日龄进行鉴定,建立其内壳叶轴生长方程,根据该生长方程对内壳叶轴进行连续切割,测定其碳、氮稳定同位素比值,并初步分析了其在生长发育过程中的食性转换和洄游习性.结果表明:茎柔鱼个体在出生180 d后开始洄游活动,且营养层次存在下降趋势.证明了内壳连续取样分析茎柔鱼个体摄食习性和栖息地变化的可行性.

  7. 茎柔鱼耳石和角质颚微结构及轮纹判读%Microstructure of statolith and beak for Dosidicus gigas and its determination of growth increments

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    胡贯宇; 陈新军; 刘必林; 方舟

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    为了研究耳石和角质颚微结构在茎柔鱼年龄鉴定中的应用,实验根据2013年7-10月中国鱿钓船在秘鲁外海(79°57′~83°24′W、10°54′~15°09′S)采集的茎柔鱼样本,提取出39尾茎柔鱼的耳石、上角质颚和下角质颚,对其微结构进行分析,并对微结构的生长纹进行计数及其差异性比较.结果显示,角质颚微结构头盖背侧区域的生长纹较为完整,通过观察头盖背侧边缘的生长纹可以消除喙部被腐蚀所产生的影响;下角质颚与上角质颚的微结构十分相似,均具有喙部纵向生长纹和喙部截面纵轴,然而,在形态和色素沉着等方面又有所不同.分析认为,耳石轮纹数与上颚轮纹数、耳石轮纹数与下颚轮纹数以及上颚轮纹数与下颚轮纹数均呈线性相关关系,并且直线的斜率与1差异性不显著(P>0.01),相关系数均接近1.研究表明,上、下角质颚微结构均能较好地估算茎柔鱼的日龄,角质颚可被用于头足类年龄与生长的研究.

  8. 鱿鱼皮胶原蛋白的提取条件优化及其特性分析%Optimization of Extraction Conditions of Collagen and Its Characterization from Skin of Jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas)

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    茅宇虹; 刘俊豪; 杨文鸽; 徐大伦; 张进杰

    2014-01-01

    本研究旨在优化秘鲁鱿鱼皮胶原蛋白的提取方法,并表征其主要特性,为鱿鱼皮的高值化利用、胶原蛋白的制备提供基础.采用醋酸结合胃蛋白酶法提取秘鲁鱿鱼皮中胶原蛋白,通过单因素及响应面分析法优化提取条件,结果表明:胃蛋白酶添加量2% (w/w)、提取时间53 h、醋酸浓度0.70 mol·L-1、固液比1∶240(w/v),胶原蛋白提取率可达51.47%,并通过盐析及超滤对胶原蛋白进行纯化.SDS-PAGE结果显示鱿鱼皮胶原蛋白主要由α1,α2及β链组成,为Ⅰ型胶原蛋白;氨基酸组成分析表明其甘氨酸含量最高(281残基/1000残基),亚氨酸含量为167残基/1000残基.

  9. 冻融循环对秘鲁鱿鱼蛋白及肌肉品质的影响%Effect of Freeze-thaw Cycles on Proteins and Muscle Quality of Dosidicus gigas

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    姜晴晴; 李珊; 刘文娟; 鲁珺; 陈士国; 叶兴乾; 胡亚芹

    2014-01-01

    研究反复冻融对秘鲁鱿鱼肌原纤维蛋白及肌肉品质的影响,为水产品保鲜提供理论依据.将鱿鱼肌肉分别进行0、1、3、5、7次冻融处理,测定蛋白羰基、总巯基、表面疏水性、蛋白的聚集情况及蛋白浊度、乳化活性、乳化稳定性等,并结合感官评价对肌肉品质如解冻损失、蒸煮损失、色泽、嫩度、质构特性及肌肉脂肪氧化程度等进行分析.结果发现经过冻融处理后,蛋白羰基含量和表面疏水性增加,总巯基含量下降,蛋白出现一定程度的聚集,肌原纤维蛋白的浊度增加,乳化活性和乳化稳定性降低.随着冻融次数的增加,鱿鱼肌肉脂肪氧化程度、解冻损失、蒸煮损失、b*等显著增加(p<0.05),而L*、a*、W、嫩度、弹性和硬度等下降,同时感官评价结果和仪器分析结果保持一致.因此,反复冻融促进蛋白和脂肪发生氧化,导致鱿鱼肌肉品质下降.

  10. Study on Control of the Formaldehyde-producing in the Process Techniques of Dosidicus Gigas Dried Squid Thread%秘鲁鱿鱼丝加工过程甲醛产生控制的研究

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    励建荣; 朱军莉

    2006-01-01

    通过对秘鲁鱿鱼丝加工工艺中甲醛含量变化的测定,确定了甲醛升高最快的蒸煮和焙烤工序为关键控制点.对解冻及工序进行了条件的优化实验,最终确定为流水解冻,蒸煮条件为90℃、4min,焙烤条件为125℃、5 min.改进后的工艺能有效地控制鱿鱼丝甲醛含量,使其成品的甲醛湿基含量为8.7 mg/kg,达到了国家标准.

  11. 智利外海茎柔鱼渔场集鱼灯灯光的配置%Study on the effective utilization of fish-attracting light power in the fishing ground of Dosidicus gigas off Chile

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    王飞; 钱卫国

    2008-01-01

    智利外海茎柔鱼是我国鱿钓船的主要捕捞对象之一,集鱼灯灯光配置是高效捕捞技术的重要内容.本文根据智利外海茎柔鱼作业渔场的实测灯光强度,推算其灯光衰减系数.同时,在理论上建立灯光水中照度计算模式,并以"新世纪52号"鱿钓渔船为例进行灯光配置的分析与探讨.研究结果认为,智利外海金属卤化物灯的水中衰减系数为0.2.分析表明,随着鱿钓船集鱼灯灯高的增加,照度0.1~10 lx之间的诱集水体体积(下称为"有效体积")不断增加,但增加幅度呈递减趋势,目前该船的灯高(6.5 m)较为合适;集鱼灯间距在0.55 m时所对应的有效体积最大,建议该船的灯距可从0.5 m增大到0.55 m;随着集鱼灯总功率的增加,有效体积不断增加,并在300 kW附近达到最大值,而后随着总功率的增加而减少,建议该船集鱼灯总功率可从360 kW降到300 kW.研究表明,不同作业海域和不同钓捕对象对鱿钓船集鱼灯有着不同的要求和配置,集鱼灯总功率并不是越大越好.

  12. 秘鲁鱿鱼丝在加工过程中挥发性风味物质的变化规律%Volatile flavor compounds changing in dried-seasoned squid(Dosidicus gigas)during the processing

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    杨立平; 仪淑敏; 李学鹏; 徐永霞; 李颖畅; 励建荣

    2015-01-01

    为研究秘鲁鱿鱼丝在加工过程中挥发性风味物质的变化规律,本文采用电子鼻和顶空固相微萃取-气质联用技术(HS-SPME-GC-MS)分析了鱿鱼丝在加工工艺中5个关键控制点(原料、蒸煮4min、40℃烘干、-18℃平衡水分7d、125℃焙烤后压延拉丝)的挥发性风味物质变化.研究表明不同关键控制点样品的电子鼻信号表现出很强的聚类特性,主成分分析(PCA)和载荷分析(LA)测试样品的识别贡献率均达99.8%以上;HS-SPME-GC-MS结果分析出119种物质,各个关键控制点的产品中挥发性风味物质分别是23、31、45、61、35种,并对其中主要的挥发性风味物质的相对含量、相对气味活度值(ROAV)、气味特征及来源进行了计算和分析,表明秘鲁鱿鱼在不同加工过程中挥发性风味物质变化较大,共16种挥发性风味物质对鱼肉气味有显著性贡献,且不同关键控制点的气味物质也不完全相同.

  13. Study on the mechanism of dampening in the process of dried-seasoned Dosidicus gigas%秘鲁鱿鱼丝加工中回潮工艺的作用机理研究

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    辛学倩; 薛长湖; 薛勇; 李丰; 李兆杰; 王玉明

    2010-01-01

    回潮过程是鱿鱼丝加工中的重要工序,即将经过水煮、一次调味、渗透、干燥的鱿鱼板放入-10~-5℃的冷库冻藏,但此工序在秘鲁鱿鱼丝加工中的作用机理并不清楚,工艺参数无理论依据.本研究以盐溶性蛋白质含量、扫描电镜观察、光学显微镜观察,氧化三甲胺的变化为指标,研究了秘鲁鱿鱼丝加工半成品在-10℃回潮过程中的变化机理,结果表明,在回潮0~6d过程中,蛋白质变性明显,肌原纤维蛋白质空间结构发生改变,形成了稳定的网络结构;氧化三甲胺主要降解产生三甲胺(TMA),只产生少量的二甲胺(DMA)和甲醛(FA).回潮最佳的时间确定为3~6d,从而为秘鲁鱿鱼丝生产提供理论依据.

  14. 基于混料实验设计优化鱿鱼甲醛复合抑制剂%Optimization of compound inhibitors of formaldehyde in the jumbo squid ( Dosidicus gigas) based on mixture design

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    苗林林; 朱军莉; 励建荣

    2012-01-01

    为了研发水产品内源性甲醛的控制新技术,本文利用SAS软件的单纯型格子混料设计进行秘鲁鱿鱼甲醛复合抑制剂的优化。确定了茶多酚、氯化钙和氯化镁三种甲醛抑制剂的最佳配比为0.026%、0.642mmol/L、0.332mmol/L。通过模型的建立得到响应值与三种物质配比之间的回归方程,其中茶多酚对鱿鱼甲醛的减少率影响最大,而氯化钙对二甲胺的减少率影响最大。方差分析和验证结果表明,该模型能够准确可靠的预测响应值,并且甲醛抑制剂在高温及pH6.0时能有效降低鱿鱼中甲醛和二甲胺含量。因此,该复合抑制剂可用于鱿鱼制品高温加工过程中内源性甲醛生成的控制。%In order to research a new technique of formaldehyde control in the aquatic products, mixture design of SAS software was applied to optimizing compound inhibitors of formaldehyde in the jumbo squid.The best mixture radio of tea polyphenol, calcium chloride and magnesium chlorid was 0.026%, 0.642mmol/L, 0.332mmol/L, respectively.The model established to predict the equation between responses and three substances mixture radio was obtained by regression analysis.Tea polyphenol had the greatest effect on the reducing rate of formaldehyde, while calcium chloride had the greatest effect on the reducing rate of dimethylamine in squid.The data of analysis of variance and demonstration test indicated that the established models and regressive equation were significance,and could predict the responses value accurately and reliably.The inhibitors reduced effectively the content of formaldehyde and dimethylamine treated at high temperature and pH 6.0. Therefore, the compound inhibitors could be applied to control formaldehyde formation during the squid products thermal processing.

  15. Determination of organic acids in mantle muscle of Dosidicus gigas by HPLC%高效液相色谱法测定秘鲁鱿鱼肌肉中的有机酸

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    刘书来; 郭元帅; 许凯希; 顾赛麒; 丁玉庭

    2015-01-01

    研究建立了高效液相色谱(HPLC)同时测定秘鲁鱿鱼肌肉中多种有机酸的方法.有机酸的分离采用Atlantis T3色谱柱(4.6 mm× 150 mm,5μm),流动相为0.08 mol/L KH2PO4(pH 3.00),流速0.5 mL/min,柱温30℃,检测波长210 nm.丙酮酸、苹果酸、α-酮戊二酸、乳酸、乙酸、柠檬酸、富马酸、丁二酸、丙酸等9种有机酸均能够得到很好的分离,其相关系数均在0.999以上,相对标准偏差为0.03% ~0.37%,有机酸的回收率为94.5%~105%.

  16. Analysis on intensity of illumination distribution of gathering-fish lamp and its fishing efficiency in the squid jigging of Dosidicus gigas%集鱼灯灯光分布及茎柔鱼钓捕效果分析

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    钱卫国; 陈新军; 郑波

    2007-01-01

    根据2006年4-6月我国鱿钓船在智利外海茎柔鱼渔场实际测定的灯光分布和生产统计资料,对金属卤化物灯和高压钠灯的光照度分布及其钓捕效果进行了比较分析.经测定分析和模型拟合,金属卤化物灯和高压钠灯的灯光衰减曲线符合指数模型,金属卤化物灯和高压钠灯的衰减系数分别为0.199 8和0.635 3.在180盏×2 kW金属卤化物灯情况下,在距船舷2 m的垂直断面,其水深5m内的光照度多在100 lx以上,10 lx的等光照度曲线在18 m水层左右,0.01 lx的等光照度曲线在40 m水层附近.在30盏×500 W高压钠灯情况下,在距船舷2 m的垂直断面,其海面的平均光照度为10 lx左右,0.01 lx的等光照度曲线在20 m水层附近.以一些头足类的适宜光照度0.01~10 lx估算,30盏×500 W高压钠灯适宜照度的水体体积仅为180盏×2 kW金属卤化物灯的1/8左右.研究还表明,钓捕茎柔鱼时的金属卤化物灯适宜总功率为260~274 kW.

  17. Optimization of Dosidicus gigas Skin Gelatin-chitosan Edible Films by Response Surface Analysis%响应面法优化秘鲁鱿鱼皮明胶-壳聚糖可食膜的制备工艺

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    刘俊豪; 杨文鸽; 黄珊

    2014-01-01

    本文以鱿鱼皮明胶、壳聚糖、甘油为原料制备可食膜.在单因素试验的基础上,选取鱿鱼皮明胶添加量、甘油添加量、干燥温度作为自变量,以可食性膜的抗拉伸强度为响应值,利用响应面分析法优化制膜工艺.结果表明:可食膜的抗拉伸强度Y对鱿鱼皮明胶添加量A,甘油添加量B,干燥温度C的二次多项回归方程为:Y=29.59+1.86A-7.35B-0.70C-1.02AB+0.39AC-0.39BC-3.40A2-1.32B2-4.34C2,其中甘油添加量对可食膜抗拉伸强度影响最大,干燥温度影响最小.当鱿鱼皮明胶添加量3.42%,甘油添加量0.10%,干燥温度59.8℃时,制备得到的明胶-壳聚糖可食膜抗拉伸强度达最大值36.22MPa,验证结果为37.07MPa,二者相对误差为2.35%,说明响应面优化可食膜制备工艺结果可靠.试验优化得到的可食膜制备工艺可以为水产动物明胶制备可食的包装材料提供一定的理论依据.

  18. Preliminary study of catch composition and fishing technology of Dosidicus gigas in the high seas off Chile%智利外海茎柔鱼渔获率及钓捕技术的初步研究

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    钱卫国; 陈新军; 郑波

    2007-01-01

    根据2006年4-6月我国鱿钓船对东南太平洋智利外海茎柔鱼资源探捕,对捕捞产量及其钓捕技术进行了分析.探捕期间,其产量以手钓为主,约占总产量的98%.试验表明,八角型手钓钩的脱钩率为6.5%~19.5%,平均为13.2%.船体后部和前部的手钓脱钩率较高,中部较低.机钓脱钩率为20.7%~46.2%,平均为32.9%.茎柔鱼对机钓钩的颜色具有选择性,其中荧白色机钓钩的钓获率为最高,其次为绿色,橙色为最低.集鱼灯为金属卤化物灯时(2kW×180盏),八角型手钓钩的钓捕产量比四角型手钓钩高0.5倍;凌晨02:00-03:30时采用高压钠灯时(30盏×500W),四角型手钓钩反过来比八角型手钓钩高0.35倍.

  19. 哥斯达黎加外海茎柔鱼耳石形态学分析%Morphological analysis of statolith for jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas)in the waters off Costa Rica

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    贾涛; 陈新军; 李纲; 陆化杰; 刘必林; 马金

    2010-01-01

    茎柔鱼是大洋性重要经济头足类,其耳石包含着重要的生态信息.根据2009年7-8月哥斯达黎加外海采集的茎柔鱼耳石样本,分析其耳石外部形态,探讨耳石形态差异及生长模式.研究认为,茎柔鱼左右耳石及其分区间的形态差异均不显著(P>0.05).主成分分析认为,耳石总长(TSL)、吻侧区间长(RDL)、吻侧区夹角(RDA)可表征左耳石形态特征,TSL、吻区基线长(RBL)、RDA可表征右耳石形态特征.在整个生长过程中耳石各部分均异速生长,其形态变化趋势为整体狭长、吻区长窄、背区宽大,符合中上层头足类耳石特征.耳石生长表现为两个阶段,TSL为1 600μm前后其耳石形态出现显著差异.RDL/TSL由上升变为下降(P<0.05),RBL生长速度迅速上升(P<0.01),RDA由下降变为上升(P<0.05),TSL=1 600 μm可作为栖息水层变化的重要标志.

  20. 利用栖息地指数模型预测秘鲁外海茎柔鱼热点区%Forecasting hotspots of Dosidicus gigas in the offshore waters of Peru using habitat suitability model

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    金岳; 陈新军

    2014-01-01

    利用栖息地指数模型准确地预测了秘鲁外海茎柔鱼的热点区.根据2008-2010年1-12月期间我国鱿钓渔船在秘鲁外海的生产数据,结合实时的海表温及海表面高度数据,分别建立以作业次数、单位捕捞努力量渔获量为基础的适应性指数.利用算术平均数模型建立基于海表温和海表面高度的栖息地指数模型,并利用2011年生产及环境数据对栖息地指数模型进行验证.结果显示,以作业次数为基础的适应性指数符合正态分布,而以单位捕捞努力量渔获量为基础的适应性指数显著性检验不显著,因此,只建立以作业次数为基础的模型.结果表明,以作业次数为基础的栖息地指数模型都高估了茎柔鱼热点区的范围,但大体范围基本一致,这说明其能较好地预测茎柔鱼的热点区.

  1. 秘鲁鱿鱼皮酸溶性胶原蛋白的分离及特征分析%Isolation and characterization of acid soluble collagen from the skin of Peru squid (Dosidicus Gigas)

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    邓晓龙; 高德友; 俞微微; 卢航; 武龙; 王林; 胡建恩

    2015-01-01

    以秘鲁鱿鱼皮真皮为原料提取酸溶性胶原蛋白(ASC)并对其性质进行研究.结果表明,秘鲁鱿鱼皮真皮ASC的羟脯氨酸含量为8.03%;SDS-PAGE分析表明其为Ⅰ型胶原蛋白,至少含有2类亚基(α1和α2);紫外(UV)扫描光谱最大吸收波长为228 nm;红外(FTIR)光谱分析表明分子中存在三螺旋结构;热变性温度为32.0℃,比其他水产鱼类皮肤ASC高;相对溶解度pH2.0时最大,pH6.0时最小,分别为100%和8.57%;盐浓度达到2.0%以上时,相对溶解度迅速下降至4.23%.秘鲁鱿鱼皮可以作为一种提取酸溶性胶原蛋白的原料.

  2. 东太平洋赤道公海茎柔鱼生物学特性%Study on the Biological Characteristics of Jumbo Flying Squid Dosidicus gigas in the High Seas Nearby the Equator of Eastern Pacific

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    陆化杰; 王从军; 陈新军

    2014-01-01

    根据2013年4~6月在赤道公海探捕期间采集茎柔鱼样本,研究赤道公海茎柔鱼渔业生物学特性.结果表明,不同性别、不同月份,茎柔鱼胴长和体质量组成不同.雌、雄性样本的胴长范围分别为93~495 mm和94~406 mm,优势胴长组分别为260 ~ 340 mm和240~320 mm,分别占样本总数72.53%和70.26%;雌、雄性样本体质量范围分别为25~3 900 g和33~ 2170 g,优势体质量组分别为400~1 200 g和200~1 000 g,分别占样本总数82.71%和87.82%.雌、雄性茎柔鱼净体质量比例分别介于31.69%~ 80.51%和37.05%~81.35%之间,平均值分别为60.45%和62.73%.协方差分析表明,茎柔鱼胴长与体质量、胴长与净体质量的生长均存在性别间差异,胴长与体质量的生长都最适合用幂函数表示,而胴长与净体质量的生长,雌、雄性样本分别最适合用幂函数和指数函数表示.不同月份茎柔鱼性别比例构成不同,4月、5月和6月性别比例分别为1.87∶1、1.61∶1和1.17∶1,全部样本的性别比例为1.61∶1.不同月份茎柔鱼性腺成熟度的组成不同.不同性别、不同月份间茎柔鱼胃含物等级组成存在差异.

  3. Forecasting fishing ground of Dosidicus gigas based on habitat suitability index off Peru%利用栖息地适宜指数分析秘鲁外海茎柔鱼渔场分布

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    胡振明; 陈新军; 周应祺; 钱卫国; 刘必林

    2010-01-01

    根据2003-2007年秘鲁外海茎柔鱼渔获数据以及海洋环境数据[表温(SST),表温水平梯度、表层盐度(SSS)、海面高度(SSH)、叶绿素(Chl-a)浓度],利用主成分分析法确定各环境因子的权重,分别采用权重求和法和几何平均法进行栖息地适宜指数(HSI)建模分析,选择最优模型进行实证分析,结果表明,权重最高的环境因子为SST,最小的为Chl-a浓度.HSI值较高的海区一般位于200海里专属经济区外附近海域.经统计比较,用权重求和法计算所得HSI值好于几何平均法.利用2008年茎柔鱼生产数据进行实证分析,产量和作业次数随HSI值升高而增加,权重求和法的HSI模型可用于茎柔鱼渔场的实时动态预报.分析还显示,HSI分布情况与研究海域的的海洋环境密切相关,HSI不小于0.8的海区一般处在水团交汇处.

  4. Changes in formaldehyde and quality indices of dried Dosidicus Gigas thread during storage%秘鲁鱿鱼丝贮藏过程中甲醛及相关品质指标的变化

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    邹朝阳; 李学鹏; 蒋圆圆; 励建荣; 朱军莉; 李薇霞

    2015-01-01

    以两种不同品牌的秘鲁鱿鱼丝为研究对象,以酸价、过氧化值、pH、水分活度值、菌落总数、色差值(L*、a*、b*)、二甲胺及甲醛含量为指标,探究秘鲁鱿鱼丝在贮藏过程中的品质变化规律,为探索鱿鱼丝贮藏过程中甲醛产生的机制提供理论依据.结果显示:秘鲁鱿鱼丝在贮藏两个月内的甲醛含量、二甲胺含量、菌落总数、酸价、过氧化值以及色差a*值、b*值都随贮藏时间的延长而增大,而pH、水分活度值和L*值则呈降低趋势.贮藏期间A品牌鱿鱼丝的水分活度、酸价、过氧化值以及L*值和b*值均高于B品牌,其余品质指标含量则相反.两种品牌的秘鲁鱿鱼丝甲醛含量以及B品牌的菌落总数,在贮藏两个月后均超过了最大限量标准.秘鲁鱿鱼丝的甲醛含量与菌落总数、酸价值及过氧化值间有良好的线性相关关系(p<0.01),表明鱿鱼丝贮藏过程中甲醛的产生可能是与细菌生长繁殖和脂肪氧化有关.

  5. 秘鲁外海茎柔鱼胴长组成及性成熟初步研究%Study of mantle length composition and sex maturity of jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) in fishing ground off Peru

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    叶旭昌; 陈新军

    2007-01-01

    根据2001年6-8月我国鱿钓船对秘鲁外海(79°~90° W、5°~16° S)茎柔鱼资源的调查,对其胴长组成和性成熟作了初步分析.结果表明,渔获物胴长范围为200~880 mm,优势胴长为240~480 mm,约占总数的80%左右.依据胴长组成和性成熟度,调查海域茎柔鱼存在3个群体.雌雄性别比为2.52∶1.00.渔获物中,雄性个体的性成熟度高于雌性,雄性Ⅲ和Ⅳ期占总数84.3%,雌性仅占47.5%.同一性成熟阶段,雌性个体的胴长范围均大于雄性.经估算,雌性和雄性个体的初次性成熟胴长分别为374 mm、228 mm.

  6. 秘鲁鱿鱼皮明胶抗氧化肽的制备及其分子质量分布%Preparation and Molecular Weight Distribution of Gelatin Antioxidant Peptides from Jumbo Flying Squid (Dosidicus Gigas) Skin

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    茅宇虹; 杨文鸽; 徐大伦; 谢果凰; 张进杰

    2014-01-01

    目的:基于鱿鱼皮明胶肽的抗氧化活性,优化制备工艺,探究其分子质量分布.方法:分别使用4种蛋白酶水解鱿鱼皮明胶.通过测定体外抗氧化活性来确定最适水解用酶.以DPPH自由基清除率为指标,利用单因素及响应面法优化明胶抗氧化肽的制备工艺,通过Tricine-SDS-PAGE及Sephadex G-25凝胶过滤层析测定明胶肽的分子质量分布.结果:碱性蛋白酶为最适水解用酶,最适水解温度55℃,酶添加量7 000 u/g(E/S),时间109 min,底物明胶质量分数6%,pH 6.66.此条件下明胶肽的DPPH自由基清除率达93.18%.90%明胶肽的分子质量介于1.4~10 ku之间.

  7. 漂洗工艺对秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜凝胶特性的影响%Effect of Washing Operation on the Gel Strength of Dosidicus gigas Surimi

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    陆海霞; 傅玉颖; 李学鹏; 励建荣

    2010-01-01

    以秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜为原料,从漂洗液成分、漂洗液酸碱度、漂洗水温、漂洗次数等方面考察漂洗工艺对秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜凝胶特性的影响.结果表明,随着漂洗液中钙离子浓度的增加,秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜的凝胶强度呈先升后降的趋势,漂洗液中氯化钙浓度为4.5 mmol/L,乳酸钙浓度为2.25mmol/L时,秘鲁鱿鱼鱼麋的凝胶强度达到最大值,并且含乳酸钙的漂洗液漂洗效果优于含氯化钙的漂洗液;随着漂洗液中柠檬酸钠浓度的增加,秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜的凝胶强度也呈现先升后降的趋势,柠檬酸钠浓度0.2%时凝胶强度达到最大值.当漂洗液pH接近中性,漂洗液温度为16℃,漂洗次数为3次时,秘鲁鱿鱼鱼糜凝胶的凝胶效果较好.正交试验发现采用1次清水2次柠檬酸钠1次氯化钙漂洗鱼糜凝胶强度达最大值.

  8. 智利外海茎柔鱼繁殖生物学初步研究%Preliminary study on reproductive biology of Dosidicus gigas in the high seas off Chile

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    刘必林; 陈新军; 钱卫国; 陆化杰; 李思亮

    2010-01-01

    对2007年-2009年我国鱿钓船在东南太平洋智利外海生产期间所采集的1 374个茎柔鱼样品性成熟度进行观察,初步研究了其繁殖生物学特性.结果表明:智利外海茎柔鱼为大型群体,常年产卵,无明显的产卵高峰期.渔获物雌雄比例约为2.65: 1.雌、雄个体性腺成熟度差异不明显,其中成熟个体所占比例小,分别占总量的3.9%和6.7%.缠卵腺长和缠卵腺重随着性腺成熟度增加逐步增大,成熟个体性腺指数明显大于未成熟个体.雌、雄个体性腺指数存在差异,雌性个体Ⅳ期性腺指数与胴长成正比,而雄性则成反比.雌性和雄性茎柔鱼的初次性成熟胴长(ML_(50%))分别为638.3 mm和565.3 mm.

  9. Stable isotope of beak for Dosidicus gigas off Costa Rica coast%哥斯达黎加海域茎柔鱼角质颚稳定同位素研究

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    李建华; 陈新军; 方舟

    2013-01-01

    头足类的角质颚具有结构单一和不易腐蚀的特性,其稳定同位素分析已成为头足类生态学研究的主要方法之一.根据2009年7-8月我国鱿钓船在哥斯达黎加外海捕捞的茎柔鱼样本,对其角质颚进行稳定同位素分析,探讨其与胴长、日龄、性腺成熟度等之间的关系.结果表明,茎柔鱼样本的胴长范围在25.6~35.8 cm之间,体重范围在447.6~1 122.3 g之间,为小型群体;上、下角质颚的δ13C和δ15N有所差别,但无显著性差异(P >0.05);δ13C和δ15N值随着胴长和日龄的增大而增大,两者均符合线性关系;不同性成熟度的个体也有着不同的δ13C和δ15N值,其中性成熟度为Ⅲ期个体的值最大.δ13C和δ15N值反应出茎柔鱼在生长过程中,其栖息环境从大陆架向大洋转变,活动范围也向着生产力更高的海域聚集,同时与性成熟和个体生长过程密切相关.建议今后应结合研究海域的浮游生物,对角质颚等不同硬组织及其不同部位稳定同位素进行深入分析,以便为了解和掌握茎柔鱼的生态学提供理论参考.

  10. Analysis on Physical and Chemical Properties of Dosidicus gigas in the Offshore Waters of Peru%秘鲁外海茎柔鱼理化特性分析

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    曲映红; 陈新军; 刘志东; 陈舜胜

    2016-01-01

    以秘鲁外海茎柔鱼为原料,测定可食部分(胴体、裙边和头足)的基本成分,并测定去皮胴体在不同温度下的加热失重情况.结果表明:秘鲁外海茎柔鱼可食部的粗蛋白含量为15.7%~18.3%,粗脂肪含量为0.3%~0.8%,胆固醇含量为1.54~6.15 mg/100 g,可认为是高蛋白低脂肪的水产品.秘鲁外海茎柔鱼胴体的水分含量比一般鱿鱼高,但蒸煮加热时保水能力较强.秘鲁外海茎柔鱼在成分与加工性能上与其他鱿鱼存在一定的差异.

  11. 2003-2012年秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度年间变化分析%Inter-annual variation in abundance index of Dosidicus gigas off Peru during 2003 to 2012

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    许骆良; 陈新军; 汪金涛

    2015-01-01

    茎柔鱼是世界上重要的经济头足类,也是我国大陆鱿钓渔业最重要的捕捞对象之一.根据中国大陆鱿钓船2003-2004年、2006-2012年9年的渔业生产统计数据和卫星遥感获得的海洋环境数据,利用广义线性模型(generalized linear model,GLM)和广义加性模型(generalized additive model,GAM)对秘鲁外海茎柔鱼的资源丰度进行CPUE标准化,分析秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度年际变化.经显著性检验,得到最终选择加入模型的自变量有年、月、纬度、经度、叶绿素浓度、年与经度交互项、年与纬度交互项、月与经度交互项、月与纬度交互项共9个自变量.GAM结果表明,模型自变量对因变量的决定系数高达42.3%.标准化后CPUE与名义CPUE变化趋势相同,年平均值略低于名义CPUE,2003-2012年秘鲁外海茎柔鱼资源丰度年间变化较大,资源丰度最高的年份为2004年,GLM标准化后的平均CPUE为7.94 t/d;资源丰度最低的年份为2007年,GLM标准化后的平均CPUE为3.28 t/d.

  12. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie

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    W.W. de Herder (Wouter)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractIn 1886 Pierre Marie used the term "acromegaly" for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually

  13. Sobre gnomos y gigantes: los tratados Grecorromanos y la igualdad soberana de los estados como ficción histórico-jurídica

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    Buis, Emiliano J.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo inicialmente se aboca al estudio de los tratados que componen la Paz de Westfalia y su vínculo real con la construcción de la noción moderna de igualdad soberana de los Estados. A partir de este análisis crítico previo, la lección avanza sobre el estudio de las relaciones interestatales en el mundo griego y el romano, focalizándose principalmente en aquellos convenios celebrados antes de la era cristiana y en la necesidad de estos pueblos de recurrir a dichos instrumentos para fijar reglas de conducta previsibles. La hipótesis del trabajo, conforme a un vasto análisis de las situaciones propias del mundo antiguo, sugiere que aquellos Estados que se relacionaron en condiciones de desproporción de poder, siempre necesitaron acudir a un velo textual –convencional– de igualdad jurídica para disimular la real desigualdad de poder.

  14. Gigantic Trend of Container Vessels and Its Impact%集装箱船大型化趋势及其影响

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    李卫国; 李超; 周洪海

    2005-01-01

    近年来,随着国际间经济交往的加深,国际贸易的增长以及航运技术的不断发展,集装箱船的大型化趋势日益明显,这对班轮公司和集装箱港口都产生了深刻的影响。

  15. STATE OF THE ART OF THE GIGANTIC OCEAN ENGINEERING LIFTING SYSTEM%超大型海洋工程起重系统发展现状

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    刘振辉; 谭卫卫; 谭家华

    2006-01-01

    较为详细的介绍了世界上目前应用的两种超大型的起重系统即半潜式起重船和Single-lift起重系统及其工作原理;结合国内目前的现状,预测了超大型起重系统在国内的应用前景.

  16. 在四川盆地中部建设自流喷灌网%An Envisagement of A Gigantic Spray Irrigation System

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    黄跃华

    2001-01-01

    @@ 水的开发和利用,是西部大开发的核心问题之一.四川盆地虽然江河纵横,但盆中丘陵地区十年九旱,地渴人贫.对此,笔者有一梦想,就是在四川盆地中部,建一个巨型自流喷灌网络.如果成功,等于再造一个都江堰,这对川中农业和四川经济社会的发展将产生难以估量的影响.

  17. On Modern French Artist Janniot and his Gigantic Relief%论法国现代艺术家让尼俄及其巨型浮雕

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    祝重寿

    2008-01-01

    法国现代雕塑家让尼俄终身从事公共艺术,擅长室内大型浮雕,其作品场面宏大,且富有装饰性.本文对他在巴黎移民博物馆和巴黎现代艺术美术馆的两处浮雕做了细致地剖析,阐发了他在艺术史上的重要地位.

  18. The Laconic Calculation of the Gigantic Frame with Faultage%有断层巨型框架的简化计算

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    郑钧

    2008-01-01

    为弥补D值法无法考虑断层影响的缺陷,推导了框架侧移刚度的计算模型,同时考虑刚 域及剪切变形的影响,提出了有断层巨型框架的计算方法,算例表明该法具有良好的精度.

  19. Replacement of wheat bran with spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv Gigante) and urea in the diets of Holstein x Gyr heifers.

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    de Figueiredo Monteiro, Carolina Corrêa; Silva de Melo, Airon Aparecido; Ferreira, Marcelo Andrade; de Souza Campos, José Mauricio; Rodrigues Souza, Julyana Sena; Dos Santos Silva, Evannielly Thuanny; de Paula Xavier de Andrade, Rafael; da Silva, Emmanuelle Cordeiro

    2014-10-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the replacement effect of wheat bran with spineless cactus and urea in heifers. Twenty-four heifers with an average initial weight of 185 ± 13 kg were used in this experiment. Four levels of spineless cactus corrected with urea and ammonium sulfate (9:1) were studied: 0, 33, 66, and 100 % replacement with wheat bran. Samples of feed, orts, and feces were analyzed to estimate the intake and digestibility of dry matter (DM) and nutrients. Indigestible neutral detergent fiber was used as an internal marker. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design. Dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, and total digestible nutrient intake demonstrated a quadratic effect (P < 0.05). Rumen degradable protein intake increased linearly (P < 0.05). The maximum DM digestibility was estimated to be 0.67 with a 43 % replacement. Crude protein and NDF digestibility increased linearly (P < 0.05). The total body weight gain and average daily gain decreased linearly with the replacement. Thus, it is practical to replace wheat bran with spineless cactus containing urea and ammonium sulfate up to 66 % in sugar cane-based diets. PMID:24839899

  20. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie (1886)

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2008-01-01

    In 1886 Pierre Marie used the term “acromegaly” for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually became clear that pituitary enlargement (caused by a pituitary adenoma) was the cause and not the consequence of acromegaly, as initially thought. Pituitary adenomas could be found in the great majority of ca...