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  1. Anthocyanins in berries of Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz).

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    Escribano-Bailón, María Teresa; Alcalde-Eon, Cristina; Muñoz, Orlando; Rivas-Gonzalo, Julián C; Santos-Buelga, Celestino

    2006-01-01

    The anthocyanin composition of berries of Maqui [Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz] was determined by HPLC with photodiode array and MS detection. Eight pigments corresponding to the 3-glucosides, 3,5-diglucosides, 3-sambubiosides and 3-sambubioside-5-glucosides of delphinidin and cyanidin were identified, the principal anthocyanin being delphinidin 3-sambubioside-5-glucoside (34% of total anthocyanins). The average total anthocyanin content was 137.6 +/- 0.4mg/100g of fresh fruit (211.9 +/- 0.6 mg/100g of dry fruit). The relative high anthocyanin content and the important presence of polar polyglycosylated derivatives makes the fruits of A. chilensis an interesting source of anthocyanin extracts for food and pharmaceutical uses. PMID:16454470

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

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    Ximena Araneda; Elisa Quilamán; María Martínez; Daniza Morales

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was develop and evaluate maqui juice (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz), to be potentially considered as a functional beverage of natural origin, without chemical additives and minimally processed, using the technique of steam drag of type artisanal. Fruit harvested manually was used in the Region of The Araucanía (Chile). Two juice concentrates with sugar and without sugar were produced. Analyzes such as were conducted: content of soluble solids, pH, acidity, moistur...

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

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    Ximena Araneda

    2014-09-01

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

  4. Detailed analyses of fresh and dried maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) berries and juice.

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    Brauch, J E; Buchweitz, M; Schweiggert, R M; Carle, R

    2016-01-01

    In this study, a detailed chemical characterization of nutritionally-relevant, quality-determining constituents in dried and fresh fruits as well as juices of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) is provided. A total of 8 glycosylated anthocyanins was characterized in maqui fruits, being composed of differently substituted cyanidin and delphinidin derivatives. During processing into juice, a substantial loss in total anthocyanin contents (TAC) was observed. TAC values were also reduced after drying of maqui berries. Likewise, the browning index (BI) of fresh fruits increased during processing. Being composed of flavonol glycosides and ellagic acids, 17 non-anthocyanin phenolics were characterized in all maqui samples. Besides characterizing phenolic compounds, antioxidant activities, total phenolics, major sugars, non-volatile organic acids, minerals and trace elements were quantitated. Moreover, total lipid contents and the fruits' mainly unsaturated fatty acid profiles are reported. The presented results indicate the high potential of maqui as so far under-utilized but extremely pigment-rich "superfruit". PMID:26212975

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

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

    2014-12-01

    Prosopis species are generally fast-growing, drought-resistant, nitrogen-fixing trees or shrubs. Fruits of Prosopis spp are indehiscent pods, where pericarp is formed by the epicarp, light brown in colour, and fibrous nature; the mesocarp known as pulp, which is rich in sugars; and the endocarp. The aim of this work was to obtain a fibre concentrate from the pods of Prosopis chilensis Mol. (Stuntz) and to determine the chemical, physical, and technological properties of the pod flour (PF) and of a fibre concentrate or pod purified flour (PPF). Acetone, ethanol, and water at different conditions of time and temperature were used in the purification process. PF showed 53.7 g/100 g of total sugar content, 4.2 g/100 g of reducing sugar content, 41.8 g/100 g of total dietary fibre, 35.8 g/100 g of insoluble fibre, and 6.0 g/100 g of soluble fibre content. The PPF has a total sugar content of 3.8 g/100 g, reducing sugar content of 2.2 g/100 g, total dietary fibre content of 80.8 g/100 g, insoluble fibre content of 75.1 g/100 g, and soluble fibre content of 5.7 g/100 g. The scanning electron microscopy analysis showed the existence of voids in the structure of PPF flour, which reveals the efficiency of the purification process with a high decrease in the total sugar content. PMID:24003035

  6. (-)-8-Oxohobartine a New İndole Alkaloid from Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz

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    Cristian Paz; Jose Becerra; Mario Silva; Jaime Cabrera-Pardo; Viviana Burgos; Matthias Heydenreich; Bernd Schmidt

    2015-01-01

    The fruit of Aristotelia chilensis is considered a “super fruit” due to its high concentration of polyphenols displaying exceptional antioxidant capacities ORAC. From maqui berries have been reported several anthocyanins and glycosylated flavonoids, those benefits increase the attention to restudy the plant. From the leaves of A. chilensis several indole alkaloids have been reported, we in addition to aristoteline, aristone, aristoquinoline and 3-fromylindole report the spectroscopic elucidat...

  7. (--8-Oxohobartine a New İndole Alkaloid from Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz

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    Cristian Paz

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The fruit of Aristotelia chilensis is considered a “super fruit” due to its high concentration of polyphenols displaying exceptional antioxidant capacities ORAC. From maqui berries have been reported several anthocyanins and glycosylated flavonoids, those benefits increase the attention to restudy the plant. From the leaves of A. chilensis several indole alkaloids have been reported, we in addition to aristoteline, aristone, aristoquinoline and 3-fromylindole report the spectroscopic elucidation of 8-oxo-9-dehydromakomakine (1, hobartine (2 and a new alkaloid named 8-oxohobartine (3. Compound 1 to 3 did not show bactericidal activity against E. coli and S. aureus till 200 μg.

  8. Leaf phenology and its associated traits in the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae) Fenología foliar y sus caracteres asociados en la especie invierno-verde Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae)

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    MARÍA ANGÉLICA DAMASCOS; Carlos Henrique B. de A. Prado

    2001-01-01

    The post-summer leaf demography of the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis growing near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, is described. Its specific leaf mass (SLM, g m-2) is compared to that of the deciduous and evergreen species of the Andean-Patagonian forests and to that of other communities abroad. The pattern of leaf emergence is intermediate, with leaf flush in spring (basal cohort, BC), followed by successive unfolding of the remaining leaves (distal cohort, DC) during summer....

  9. Leaf phenology and its associated traits in the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae Fenología foliar y sus caracteres asociados en la especie invierno-verde Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae

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    MARÍA ANGÉLICA DAMASCOS

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The post-summer leaf demography of the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis growing near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, is described. Its specific leaf mass (SLM, g m-2 is compared to that of the deciduous and evergreen species of the Andean-Patagonian forests and to that of other communities abroad. The pattern of leaf emergence is intermediate, with leaf flush in spring (basal cohort, BC, followed by successive unfolding of the remaining leaves (distal cohort, DC during summer. The senescence of the BC occurs mainly in autumn, with a loss of 11-31 % of its SLM. The DC falls synchronously in mid-spring and the SLM loss in winter is 10-13 %. The SLM of A. chilensis (103.6 ± 6.2 g m-2 is intermediate when compared to the general mean values of deciduous (73.7 ± 15.9 g m-2 and evergreen species (154.8 ± 45.8 g m-2. The SLM of deciduous and evergreen species of three different forests near San Carlos de Bariloche varied significantly at the end of the growing season while that of A. chilensis showed more constant values. The periodicity of leaf production and senescence in A. chilensis allows the maintenance of one leaf cohort throughout the year, covering the carbon demand for flowering and leaf production in spring. This differentiates the deciduous from the wintergreen species, despite their similar mean leaf life span values, while the evergreen species have a longer leaf turnover. Considering the conditions for growth in each studied forest, the leaf life span was not the only factor determining the SLM value. This variable would also depend on multiple stresses that may act during the ontogenesis and evolution of the leaves in each phenological groupSe describe la demografía foliar después del verano de la especie invierno-verde Aristotelia chilensis, creciendo cerca de la ciudad de San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Se compara su peso específico foliar (SLM, g m-2 con los valores de especies deciduas y siempreverdes de los

  10. The Potential of Algarrobo ( Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) for Regeneration of Desertified Soils: Assessing Seed Germination Under Saline Conditions

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    Westphal, Claus; Gachón, Paloma; Bravo, Jaime; Navarrete, Carlos; Salas, Carlos; Ibáñez, Cristian

    2015-07-01

    Due to their multipurpose use, leguminous trees are desirable for the restoration of degraded ecosystems. Our aim was to investigate seed germination of the leguminous tree Prosopis chilensis in response to salinity, one of the major abiotic challenges of desertified soils. Germination percentages of seed from 12 wild P. chilensis populations were studied. Treatments included four aqueous NaCl concentrations (150, 300, 450, and 600 mM). In each population, the highest germination percentage was seen using distilled water (control), followed closely by 150 mM NaCl. At 300 mM NaCl or higher salt concentration, germination was progressively inhibited attaining the lowest value at 450 mM NaCl, while at 600 mM NaCl germination remained reduced but with large variation among group of samples. These results allowed us to allocate the 12 groups from where seeds were collected into three classes. First, the seeds from Huanta-Rivadavia showed the lowest percent germination for each salt condition. The second group was composed of moderately salt-tolerant seeds with 75 % germination at 300 mM NaCl, followed by 50 % germination at 450 mM NaCl and 30 % germination at 600 mM NaCl. The third group from Maitencillo and Rapel areas was the most salt tolerant with an impressive seed germination level of 97 % at 300 mM NaCl, 82 % at 450 mM NaCl, and 42 % at 600 mM NaCl. Our results demonstrate that P. chilensis seeds from these latter localities have an increased germination capability under saline stress, confirming that P. chilensis is an appropriate species to rehabilitate desertified soils.

  11. Bioactive Compounds of Aristotelia chilensis Stuntz and their Pharmacological Effects.

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    Romanucci, Valeria; D'Alonzo, Daniele; Guaragna, Annalisa; Di Marino, Cinzia; Davinelli, Sergio; Scapagnini, Giovanni; Di Fabio, Giovanni; Zarrelli, Armando

    2016-01-01

    Aristotelia chilensis ([Molina], Stuntz) a member of the family Eleocarpaceae, is a plant native to Chile that is distributed in tropical and temperate Asia, Australia, the Pacific Area, and South America. The juice of its berries has important medicinal properties, as an astringent, tonic, and antidiarrhoeal. Its many qualities make the maqui berry the undisputed sovereign of the family of so-called "superfruits", as well as a valuable tool to combat cellular inflammation of bones and joints. Recently, it is discovered that the leaves of the maqui berry have important antibacterial and antitumour activities. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the traditional use, phytochemistry, and biological activity of A. chilensis using information collected from scientific journals, books, and electronic searches. Anthocyanins, other flavonoids, alkaloids, cinnamic acid derivatives, benzoic acid derivatives, other bioactive molecules, and mineral elements are summarized. A broad range of activities of plant extracts and fractions are presented, including antioxidant activity, inhibition of visible light-induced damage of photoreceptor cells, inhibition of α-glucosidase, inhibition of pancreatic lipase, anti-diabetic effects, anti-inflammatory effects, analgesic effects, anti-diabetes, effective prevention of atherosclerosis, promotion of hair growth, anti-photo ageing of the skin, and inhibition of lipid peroxidation. Although some ethnobotanical uses have been supported in in vitro experiments, further studies of the individual compounds or chemical classes of compounds responsible for the pharmacological effects and the mechanisms of action are necessary. In addition, the toxicity and the side effects from the use of A. chilensis, as well as clinical trials, require attention. PMID:26778456

  12. Microencapsulation of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz) leaf extracts to preserve and control antioxidant properties

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    Leslie Vidal J; Marcia Avello L; Cristina Loyola C; Jorge Campos P; Pedro Aqueveque M; Stephanie R. Dungan; Maria Galotto L; Abel Guarda M

    2013-01-01

    Microencapsulation technology is an alternative to stabilize stress factors and protect food ingredients or additives, which include environmentally sensitive bioactive principles in protective matrices to increase their functionality and life span. The objective of this research was to study conditions to obtain microcapsules with antioxidant capacity from a maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae) leaf extract by emulsification and subsequent retention after microencaps...

  13. Gas exchange and leaf specific mass of different foliar cohorts of the wintergreen shrub Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) stuntz (Eleocarpaceae) fifteen days before the flowering and the fall of the old cohort

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    Carlos Henrique B. de A. Prado; Damascos, María A.

    2001-01-01

    In the beginning of the spring Aristotelia chilensis sheds the old cohort, forms a new one and flowers. Fifteen days before the flowering and the fall we measured net photosynthesis (A), transpiration (E), water use efficiency (WUE), specific leaf mass (SLM) and area and mass of leaves per branch in old and new cohorts. Under low irradiance the old cohort exhibited higher mean values of A and WUE on area bases (P

  14. Gas exchange and leaf specific mass of different foliar cohorts of the wintergreen shrub Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. stuntz (Eleocarpaceae fifteen days before the flowering and the fall of the old cohort

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    Prado Carlos Henrique B. A.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available In the beginning of the spring Aristotelia chilensis sheds the old cohort, forms a new one and flowers. Fifteen days before the flowering and the fall we measured net photosynthesis (A, transpiration (E, water use efficiency (WUE, specific leaf mass (SLM and area and mass of leaves per branch in old and new cohorts. Under low irradiance the old cohort exhibited higher mean values of A and WUE on area bases (P<0.05. Under high irradiance A and WUE on mass bases were higher in new cohort due to its lower SLM (42.10 gm-2 in relation to old cohort (79.53 gm-2. Because old cohort showed 3.7 times more dry mass per branch it was able to counterbalance its lower performance on mass bases. It was concluded that old cohort was an important source of carbon during two powerful sink processes in the beginning of the spring: new leaves cohort construction and flowering.

  15. Microencapsulation of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz leaf extracts to preserve and control antioxidant properties

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    Leslie Vidal J

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Microencapsulation technology is an alternative to stabilize stress factors and protect food ingredients or additives, which include environmentally sensitive bioactive principles in protective matrices to increase their functionality and life span. The objective of this research was to study conditions to obtain microcapsules with antioxidant capacity from a maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae leaf extract by emulsification and subsequent retention after microencapsulation. Microcapsules were produced by water-in-oil emulsion (W/O using a phase of the aqueous maqui leaf extract and gum arabic, and a liquid vaseline phase. Maqui leaf extract antioxidant capacity was 99.66% compared with the aqueous phase of the emulsion at 94.38 and 93.06% for 5% and 15% gum arabic, respectively. The mean yield of maqui leaf extract microencapsulation with 5% gum arabic varied between 38 and 48%, whereas with 15% gum arabic it was 39%. Once the antioxidant microcapsules were formed, mean extract antioxidant capacity ranged between 30 and 35%. Both yields responded similarly to changes in gum arabic concentrations (5% and 15% in the aqueous phase of the emulsion; 5% concentration produced a microcapsule size from 1.0 to 10 urn. Maqui leaf extracts with high phenolic compound levels, which can be stabilized and protected by the microencapsulation process, produce new natural preservative systems as compared with their synthetic counterparts.

  16. Aristotelia chilensis, Maqui

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    The Encylopedia of Fruit and Nuts is designed as a research reference source on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Maqui or Macqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Mol.] Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae) is a shrub or small tree native to Chile and Argentina in South America. The plant typically grows as an e...

  17. Polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz) during fruit development and maturation in Central Chile Contenidos de polifenoles y actividad antioxidante de maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz) durante el desarrollo y maduración de frutos en Chile Central

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    Carolina Fredes; Gloria Montenegro; Juan Pablo Zoffoli; Miguel Gómez; Paz Robert

    2012-01-01

    Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae) is a Chilean native species which produces small berries that are mainly collected from the wild. The health benefits of maqui fruit are attributed to their high polyphenol content as well as their wide variety of anthocyanins and flavonols. One of the main factors that affect the polyphenol content in fruit is the maturity stage at harvest. The objective of this study was to determine total phenol and total anthocyanin content and a...

  18. Antioxidant activity of an unusual 3-hydroxyindole derivative isolated from fruits of Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz.

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    Céspedes, Carlos L; Alarcon, Julio; Valdez-Morales, Maribel; Paredes-López, Octavio

    2009-01-01

    3-Hydroxyindole was isolated from the EtOH extract of fruits of Aristotelia chilensis during analyses by HPLC/MS and GC/MS and identified by its mass fragmentation pattern and spectrophotometric data. Additionally, this extract showed an interesting antioxidant activity in DPPH, crocin and TBARS assays. The presence of this type of compound in this fruit species permits us to explain its strong antioxidant activity and its important part in the biosynthetic pathway of phenolic and alkaloid compounds in this plant. Therefore this compound could be useful for the development of future nutraceutical and antioxidant protective agents. PMID:19957448

  19. Respuestas foliares de Aristotelia chilensis (Molina Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae a la fragmentación del bosque maulino Leaf responses of Aristotelia chilensis (Molina Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae to the fragmentation of the Maulino forest

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    FIORELLA REPETTO-GIAVELLI

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La fragmentación que ha sufrido el bosque nativo de Chile debido a la fuerte presión antrópica ha causado, además de la grave pérdida de habitat, la modificación del microclima de los parches de bosque remanente que alguna vez constituyeron un bosque continuo de especies nativas. Estos cambios generarían respuestas morfológicas, químicas y fisiológicas en plantas capaces de adaptarse a las nuevas condiciones. Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar respuestas a nivel de las hojas ante el aumento de radiación solar y disminución de agua en el suelo que ocurre al interior de los fragmentos. Para esto utilizamos a Aristotelia chilensis, especie que crece tanto en fragmentos como en bosque continuo, y comparamos parámetros relacionados a su morfología foliar en bosque y fragmentos y medimos su repercusión en la capacidad fotosintética de A. chilensis. En términos morfológicos, se observó una disminución del área foliar y del área foliar específica en los fragmentos, siendo 1,2 veces menor que en el bosque continuo. En los fragmentos, el grosor de la epidermis y del parénquima esponjoso son más de 1,3 veces mas gruesos que en el bosque continuo. El grosor del parénquima en empalizada, en cambio, no se vio modificado. La cantidad de nitrógeno en las hojas es 1,2 veces mayor en el bosque continuo que en los fragmentos, mientras que el contenido de carbono no varía. La conductancia estomática en el bosque continuo fue 1,5 veces mayor que en los fragmentos. Aristotelia chilensis responde morfológica y fisiológicamente ante los cambios abióticos generados por la fragmentación de los bosques, lo que le permite sobrevivir tanto en ambientes de baja luminosidad como el bosque continuo y en ambientes de alta luminosidad y bajo contenido hídrico como los fragmentos de bosque, manteniendo tasas fotosintéticas semejantes en ambos ambientesFragmentation of the Maulino forest implies significant habitat loss, as well as the

  20. Polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz during fruit development and maturation in Central Chile Contenidos de polifenoles y actividad antioxidante de maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz durante el desarrollo y maduración de frutos en Chile Central

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    Carolina Fredes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae is a Chilean native species which produces small berries that are mainly collected from the wild. The health benefits of maqui fruit are attributed to their high polyphenol content as well as their wide variety of anthocyanins and flavonols. One of the main factors that affect the polyphenol content in fruit is the maturity stage at harvest. The objective of this study was to determine total phenol and total anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity (by ferric reducing ability of plasma FRAP assay of maqui fruits harvested at different fruit maturity stages from two wild populations located in Central Chile. Each maturity stage was determined by days from fruit set, berry size, and soluble solids. Total phenol content declined while total anthocyanin content increased from the green to light red stage. Nevertheless, both total phenol and anthocyanin content increased from the light red to dark purple stage. The highest anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity was found in the late maturity stage (dark purple. The results show that ripening in maqui fruit can be expected with 1100 growing degree-days (91 d after fruit set in Central Chile. At this moment of harvest, fruits with 18-19 °Brix have the highest anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity (FRAP. This study constitutes the first advances in the understanding of maqui fruit ripening and corresponding antioxidant activity.El maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae es una especie nativa de Chile que produce unas bayas pequeñas que se recolectan principalmente de individuos silvestres. Los beneficios para la salud atribuidos a los frutos de maqui se deben a sus altos contenidos de polifenoles, así como a la gran variedad de antocianos y flavonoles. Uno de los principales factores que afectan el contenido de polifenoles en frutos es el estado de madurez a la cosecha. El objetivo de este estudio fue

  1. Human erythrocytes are affected in vitro by flavonoids of Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui) leaves.

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    Suwalsky, Mario; Vargas, Pedro; Avello, Marcia; Villena, Fernando; Sotomayor, Carlos P

    2008-11-01

    Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (A. chilensis), also known as maqui, is a plant of the Elaeocarpaceae family that grows in central and southern Chile as well as southwestern Argentina. Infusions of its leaves have long been used in the traditional native herbal medicine to treat different ailments. Phytochemical studies of the plant's chemical composition of the plant indicate the presence of indolic alkaloids, flavonoids, cianidine glucosides, delfidine, malvidine, petunidine, cumarines and triterpenes. These compounds, particularly the flavonoids, have antioxidant properties. In order to evaluate the mechanisms of its toxicity and their antioxidant properties, the leaves' aqueous extracts were induced to interact with human red cells, their isolated unsealed membranes (IUM), and molecular models of the human erythrocyte membrane. These consisted of multibilayers of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) and dimyristoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DMPE), representative of phospholipids classes located in the outer and inner monolayers of the human erythrocyte membrane, and large unilamellar vesicles (LUV) of DMPC. The capacity of A. chilensis aqueous extracts to perturb the bilayer structure of DMPC and DMPE was evaluated by X-ray diffraction, DMPC LUV and IUM were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, and intact human erythrocytes were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results of the present study indicate that aqueous extracts of A. chilensis induced an alteration of human erythrocyte morphology from the normal discoid shape to an echinocytic form, changes that are explained in terms of the extract interaction with the membrane's outer phospholipid monolayer. PMID:18687390

  2. Studies into the Stability of 3-O-Glycosylated and 3,5-O-Diglycosylated Anthocyanins in Differently Purified Liquid and Dried Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) Preparations during Storage and Thermal Treatment.

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    Brauch, Johanna E; Kroner, Mareike; Schweiggert, Ralf M; Carle, Reinhold

    2015-10-01

    Anthocyanin stabilities in diluted and differently purified maqui preparations were assessed during storage and thermal treatment at different pH values. By sequentially depleting the matrix, the influence of polar low-molecular-weight matrix constituents and non-anthocyanin phenolics was shown to be negligible. In contrast, pH substantially affected thermal stabilities of differently glycosylated cyanidin and delphinidin derivatives. At pH 3.6, half-lives of 3-O-glycosides were substantially shorter than those of respective 3,5-O-diglycosides. However, at pH 2.2, an inverse stability behavior was observed. Findings were corroborated using isolated pigments. Upon heating, cyanidin derivatives were more stable than their respective delphinidins, but their stability was similar during storage. Anthocyanins in liquid samples were more stable when stored at 4 °C as compared to 20 °C, whereas those in dried powders revealed maximum stability throughout storage. The study contains a detailed discussion and mechanistic hypothesis for the above-mentioned findings, providing insights relevant for food applications of maqui anthocyanins. PMID:26338479

  3. Respuestas foliares de Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae) a la fragmentación del bosque maulino Leaf responses of Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae) to the fragmentation of the Maulino forest

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    FIORELLA REPETTO-GIAVELLI; CAVIERES, LOHENGRIN A.; SIMONETTI

    2007-01-01

    La fragmentación que ha sufrido el bosque nativo de Chile debido a la fuerte presión antrópica ha causado, además de la grave pérdida de habitat, la modificación del microclima de los parches de bosque remanente que alguna vez constituyeron un bosque continuo de especies nativas. Estos cambios generarían respuestas morfológicas, químicas y fisiológicas en plantas capaces de adaptarse a las nuevas condiciones. Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar respuestas a nivel de las hojas ante el...

  4. SIMULACIÓN MATEMÁTICA DEL PROCESO DE SECADO DE LA GRACILARIA CHILENA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF DRYING PROCESS OF CHILEAN GRACILARIA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS

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    Antonio Vega Gálvez

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar y modelar la cinética de secado por aire caliente del alga Gracilaria (Gracilaria chilensis utilizando un secador convectivo diseñado y construido en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de La Serena a cinco temperaturas de bulbo seco (30, 40, 50, 60 y 70ºC y velocidad de aire de 2.0±0.2 m.s-1. Para el modelado matemático se utilizan tres modelos empíricos (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page. Durante el experimento se observa solamente el periodo de velocidad decreciente, por lo que se utiliza la ecuación de la segunda Ley de Fick para el cálculo de la difusividad efectiva de agua. El proceso de secado presenta humedades finales entre 0.096 g agua/g m.s y 0.061 g agua/g m.s para 30ºC y 70ºC, respectivamente. Tanto la difusividad como los parámetros cinéticos k1, k2 y k3 de los modelos propuestos presentan dependencia con la temperatura y al evaluarlos con la ecuación de Arrhenius se obtienen energías de activación de 39.92, 33.85, 33.49 y 33.83 kJ·mol-1, respectivamente. De acuerdo a los análisis estadísticos que se utilizan (r2, SSE, RMSE y X², el modelo de Page muestra la mejor calidad de ajuste sobre los datos experimentales, otorgando así una buena herramienta para el modelado de la cinética de secado industrial de la Gracilaria chilensis y el cálculo del tiempo de secado a diferentes temperaturas, con el fin de alcanzar un contenido de humedad comercial aceptable internacionalmente.The aim of this research is to study and to model the hot air drying kinetics of Gracialaria algae (Gracilaria chilensis, using a convective drier -designed and built at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad de La Serena- at five dry bulb temperatures (30, 40, 50, 60 and 70ºC and an air velocity of 2.0 ± 0.2 m.s-1. Three empirical models are used for the mathematic modeling (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page. During the experiment, only a falling rate period is observed, hence the Fick's second

  5. Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Solidago chilensis in rats

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    Mariane Schneider; Adrieli Sachett; Amanda P. Schönell; Eduarda Ibagy; Emily Fantin; Fernanda Bevilaqua; Giana Piccinin; Glaucia D. Santo; Marta Giachini; Rafael Chitolina; Silvana M. Wildner; Ricieri Mocelin; Leila Zanatta; Walter A. Roman Junior

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    AbstractSolidago chilensis Meyen, Asteraceae, is traditionally used to treat inflammation. However, phytochemical and pharmacology investigations are lacking. This study evaluated the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of hydroalcoholic extract from S. chilensis aerial parts in rats. In oral glucose tolerance tests the rats received saline (0.5 ml/100 g) in control group (C), hydroalcoholic extract (125, 250 or 500 mg/kg p.o.; n = 6) or glibenclamide (10 mg/kg p.o.; n = 6). After 30 min, ...

  6. Valores hematológicos de referencia en tortuga terrestre argentina (Chelonoidis chilensis chilensis)

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    Troiano, Juan Carlos; M.C Silva

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    Se tomaron muestras sanguíneas de 150 ejemplares sanos de tortuga terrestre argentina (Chelonoidis chilensis chilensis) por medio de punción de la vena coccígea superior. Las determinaciones que se realizaron incluyeron recuentos de glóbulos rojos, leucocitos y trombocitos, hematocrito, concentración de hemoglobina, índices hematimétricos y fórmulas leucocitarias relativas, las que se compararon con otras especies de Testudinidae. No se observaron cambios estadísticamente significativos en lo...

  7. Herbivory, foliar survival and shoot growth in fragmented populations of Aristotelia chilensis

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    Vásquez, P. A.; Grez, A. A.; Bustamante, R. O.; Simonetti, J. A.

    2007-01-01

    Habitat fragmentation may modify ecological interactions such as herbivory, and these changes can impinge upon plant fitness. Through a natural experiment, we evaluated if herbivory, foliar survival and shoot growth of the evergreen tree Aristotelia chilensis differ between a continuous forest (600 ha) and small fragments (˜3 ha) of the Maulino forest. From September 2002, we monthly recorded leaf emergence, area lost to herbivores and survival in four cohorts of leaves. Although herbivory of A. chilensis was low overall (foliar area loss chilensis adults. The consequences of changes in ecological interactions triggered by forest fragmentation ought to be assessed rather than inferred from variations in patterns of resource use.

  8. Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Solidago chilensis in rats

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    Full Text Available AbstractSolidago chilensis Meyen, Asteraceae, is traditionally used to treat inflammation. However, phytochemical and pharmacology investigations are lacking. This study evaluated the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of hydroalcoholic extract from S. chilensis aerial parts in rats. In oral glucose tolerance tests the rats received saline (0.5 ml/100 g in control group (C, hydroalcoholic extract (125, 250 or 500 mg/kg p.o.; n = 6 or glibenclamide (10 mg/kg p.o.; n = 6. After 30 min, glucose (4 g/kg was administered. Rats treated with hydroalcoholic extract 500 demonstrated decreased glucose levels at 180 min (-22.1%, when compared with group C, similar to glibenclamide. Moreover, treatment with hydroalcoholic extract 500 significantly increased the glycogen content in the liver and soleus muscle, and hydroalcoholic extract 250 specifically inhibited the enzyme maltase when compared with group C. Furthermore, all hyperglycemic rats treated with hydroalcoholic extract (125, 250 and 500 exhibited an accentuated decrease in total cholesterol levels (-36.8%, -36.7% and -41.3%, respectively. Our results suggest that hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of hydroalcoholic extract could be associated with increased production and release of insulin as well as with insulinotropic and antioxidant effects.

  9. Hobartine: a tetracyclic indole alkaloid extracted from Aristotelia chilensis (maqui).

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    Paz Robles, Cristian; Badilla Vidal, Natalia; Suarez, Sebastián; Baggio, Ricardo

    2014-11-01

    The natural compound hobartine {systematic name: (1R)-3-[(1S,5S)-(4,4,8-trimethylbicyclo[3.3.1]non-7-en-2-yl)methyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-indole}, C20H26N2, (I), is an indole alkaloid isolated from Aristotelia chilensis as part of a study of secondary metabolites from Chilean flora. The colourless compound has a tetracyclic structure closely related to the strongly coloured polymorphic structures discussed in Paz et al. [Acta Cryst. (2013), C69, 1509-1512] and Watson et al. [Acta Cryst. (1989), C45, 1322-1324]. The main differences reside in the absence of a keto group in (I) compared with the previous structures, as well as an endo double bond in (I) contrasting with the exo double bond found in the previous structures. The supramolecular structure of (I) in strongly related to the twofold screw axis, around which isolated chains build up, internally linked by an N-H···N hydrogen bond which is the only significant intermolecular interaction present in the structure. PMID:25370110

  10. Sagitta chilensis nueva especie de quetognato en fiordos australes chilenos (Chaetognatha, Aphragmophora, Sagittidae) Sagitta chilensis a new species of chaetognath in Chilean fjords (Chaetognatha, Aphragmophora, Sagittidae)

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    Francisco Villenas; Sergio Palma

    2006-01-01

    Se describe por primera vez una nueva especie de quetognato del orden Aphragmophora, Sagitta chilensis n. sp., colectada en fiordos australes chilenos. Se analizaron 1065 ejemplares colectados entre la boca del Guafo y el canal Pulluche en noviembre de 2002. Estos ejemplares presentaron marcadas diferencias morfológicas con otras especies afines, como estructuras puntiagudas en el collarete y aletas, forma de aletas anteriores y posteriores, posición de las vesículas seminales y presencia de ...

  11. SIMULACIÓN MATEMÁTICA DEL PROCESO DE SECADO DE LA GRACILARIA CHILENA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS) MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF DRYING PROCESS OF CHILEAN GRACILARIA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS)

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    Antonio Vega Gálvez; Cristian Tello Ireland; Roberto Lemus Mondaca

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar y modelar la cinética de secado por aire caliente del alga Gracilaria (Gracilaria chilensis) utilizando un secador convectivo diseñado y construido en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de La Serena a cinco temperaturas de bulbo seco (30, 40, 50, 60 y 70ºC) y velocidad de aire de 2.0±0.2 m.s-1. Para el modelado matemático se utilizan tres modelos empíricos (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page). Durante el experimento se observa solamente el periodo ...

  12. Fate of Ingested Aristolactams from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).

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    Urzúa, Alejandro; Olguín, Angel; Santander, Rocío

    2013-01-01

    We performed a sequestration study of aristolactams (ALs) from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) by examining the AL content of the plant, fifth instar larvae, osmeterial secretion, pupae, exuviae and feces. Aristolactam-I (AL-I) and aristolactam-II (AL-II) present in A. chilensis are sequestered by fifth instar larvae of B. polydamas archidamas. There is a preferential sequestration of AL-II, or a more efficient metabolization and excretion of AL-I, by the larva. No ALs were found in the osmeterial secretion, pupae and exuviae; in addition, little AL-I and no AL-II were found in larval frass. The two lactams, particularly AL-I, are extensively metabolized to other products in the larva. A reasonable hypothesis is that the ingested ALs are oxidized to their respective aristolochic acids. PMID:26462522

  13. The reliability of morphometric discriminant functions in determining the sex of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis

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    Diego MONTALTI et al

    2012-01-01

    Monomorphic birds cannot be sexed visually and discriminant functions on the basis of external morphological variations are frequently used. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of sex classification functions created from structural measurements of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis museum skins for the gender assignment of live birds. Five measurements were used to develop four discriminant functions: culmen, bill height and width, tarsus length and middle toe claw. The fun...

  14. In Vitro and in Vivo Anti-Diabetic Effects of Anthocyanins from Maqui Berry (Aristotelia chilensis)

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    Rojo, Leonel E.; Ribnicky, David; Logendra, Sithes; Poulev, Alex; Rojas-Silva, Patricio; Kuhn, Peter; Dorn, Ruth; Grace, Mary H; Lila, Mary Ann; Raskin, Ilya

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    We used a murine model of type II diabetes, which reproduces the major features of the human disease, and a number of cellular models to study the antidiabetic effect of ANC, a standardised anthocyanin-rich formulation from maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis). We also isolated delphinidin 3-sambubioside-5-glucoside (D3S5G), a characteristic anthocyanin from maqui berry, and studied its antidiabetic properties. We observed that oral administration of ANC improved fasting blood glucose levels a...

  15. Mol - Research Division report 1987 - 2

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

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

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

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

  19. Manganese speciation in Diplodon chilensis patagonicus shells: a XANES study

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    Soldati, A. L.; Vicente-Vilas, V.; Goettlicher, J.; Jacob, D. E.

    2009-04-01

    In addition to other types of climate archives, biogenic skeletons of a variety of different organisms (i.e. shells of bivalves, skeletal hard parts of corals or sponges) are increasingly used for high-resolution climate reconstructions. Bivalves are particularly suited for such analyses because they are geographically broadly distributed and have been shown to record climate and environmental information reliably and over long time intervals. Variation of environmental parameters such as food supply, substratum type, salinity, illumination, temperature, concentration of dissolved oxygen or oxygen/carbon dioxide ratio, among others, may affect growth pattern, shell structure, mineralogy, isotopic fractionation and chemistry. Thus, shell features, minor and trace element composition patterns and isotopic signals may serve as an archive of environmental history. In turn, palaeoclimatic parameters such as ambient temperature, precipitation gradients, seawater salinity and primary production can be reconstructed from the shells by means of sclerochronological and geochemical methods. However, the distribution of minor and trace elements in the biominerals is not only influenced by the environment or vital effects, but also by intrinsic biomineralisation parameters like the carbonate polymorphism and the mineral habit (Soldati et al., 2008a). Generally, it is assumed that the X2+ ions are replacing the Ca2+ ion in the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) structure, but newest findings show that amorphous (or disordered) phases may play a role in hosting some of the elements use as proxies (Meibom et al., 2008; and Finch and Allison, 2007). In this work we focused on the freshwater clam Diplodon chilensis patagonicus, a widely distributed inhabitant of lakes and rivers in southern South America. Thanks to its long life span and seasonal growth Diplodon mussels exhibit excellent characteristics to construct an accurate chronological archive, with time windows of up to around a

  20. La esfera, el mol y la ciudad

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    Hernán Neira

    2010-01-01

    Apoyándonos en la noción de "esfera" de Slotedijk, analizamos la protección constituida por los moles. La libertad de elegir en el mol no tiene relación con la libertad individual propuesta por John Stuart Mill; ni con la anarco-individualista propuesta por Henry David Thoreau o incluso por Aldo Leopold en el elogio que éste realiza de la autonomía del pionero estadounidense. En la libertad de elegir en el mol han caducado todas las aventuras y las relaciones humanas se convierten en lo que S...

  1. Lycaenid caterpillars (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae eating flowers of Dalea pennellii var. chilensis (Fabaceae in the northern Chilean Andes

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    Full Text Available Lycaenid caterpillars (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae eating flowers of Dalea pennellii var. chilensis (Fabaceae in the northern Chilean Andes. The shrub Dalea pennellii var. chilensis (Fabaceae is reported for the first time as a host plant for three Neotropical Polyommatini (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae: Hemiargus ramon (Dognin, 1887, Leptotes trigemmatus (Butler, 1881 and Nabokovia faga (Dognin, 1895, based on two collections performed in the western slopes of the northern Chilean Andes in two consecutive summers. The relative abundance was always above 90% for N. faga while it was always less than 5% for H. ramon and L. trigemmatus. Furthermore, N. faga was not found on inflorescences of other native Fabaceae examined in the study site. This pattern suggests a close relationship between N. faga and D. pennellii var. chilensis, at least at a local scale.

  2. Propiedades del suelo en bosques quemados de Austrocedrus chilensis en Patagonia, Argentina Soil characteristics in burned Austrocedrus chilensis forests in Patagonia, Argentina

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    María Florencia Urretavizcaya

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Austrocedrus chilensis, ciprés de la cordillera, es la conífera nativa más importante de la región de los bosques andino patagónicos de Argentina, donde existen 141.000 ha de rodales fundamentalmente puros. El fuego es el principal disturbio de la dinámica de estos bosques. Este estudio tuvo por objetivo analizar posibles diferencias en propiedades químicas, físicas y biológicas del suelo entre lugares no quemados (NQ, parcialmente quemados (PQ y completamente quemados (CQ de bosques de A. chilensis. El estudio se realizó en El Bolsón (41º 59’ 02’’ S-71º 33’ 20’’ O, que había sufrido un incendio 21 meses antes del estudio, y Trevelin (43º 12’ 57’’ S-71º 31’ 15’’ O, quemado casi cinco años antes. Se midieron propiedades del suelo en los primeros 10 cm de profundidad que podrían tener más influencia sobre la recuperación del bosque: densidad aparente, pH, conductividad eléctrica (CE, carbono orgánico (C, nitrógeno total (N, potasio intercambiable (K, calcio (Ca, magnesio (Mg y nitrógeno retenido en la biomasa microbiana (N-BM. En El Bolsón los sectores PQ y CQ presentaron mayor pH y CE y menor cantidad de C, N, Mg y N-BM respecto al sector NQ, lo que podría estar relacionado con la combustión de la materia orgánica. En Trevelin no se detectaron esas diferencias, sugiriendo que el contenido de nutrientes del suelo se habría recuperado por haber transcurrido un tiempo mucho más prolongado desde la ocurrencia del fuego. Luego de un incendio es deseable que la vegetación se restablezca lo antes posible para mitigar las posibles pérdidas de nutrientes y favorecer la recuperación de las propiedades de suelo, lo que puede ser beneficiado mediante la plantación de A. chilensis.Austrocedrus chilensis is the most important natural conifer in the Patagonian Andes region of southern Argentina where there are 141,000 hectares of mainly pure stands. Fire is the main disturbance in the dynamics of these

  3. Moléculas de la vida

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    A partir del 4 de febrero de 2014, el Museo Casa de la Ciencia presenta una nueva exposición temporal bajo el título "Moléculas de la Vida: 50 años de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular en España", junto con la Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular con motivo del 50 aniversario de su fundación. A partir del 4 de febrero, el Museo Casa de la Ciencia presente una nueva exposición temporal bajo el título "Moléculas de la Vida: 50 años de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular en España...

  4. Chimie des interactions moléculaires

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    Lehn, Jean-Marie

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

  5. ConSCRIPT: RasMol to PyMOL Script Converter*

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    Mottarella, Scott E.; Rosa, Mario De; Bangura, Abdul; Bernstein, Herbert J.; Craig, Paul A

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    The aim of the Structural Biology Extensible Visualization Scripting Language (SBEVSL) project is to allow users who are experts in one scripting language to use that language in a second molecular visualization environment without requiring the user to learn a new scripting language. ConSCRIPT, the first SBEVSL release, is a plug-in for PyMOL that accepts RasMol scripting commands either as premade scripts or as line-by-line entries from PyMOL's own command line. The plug-in is available for...

  6. Ionising radiation as a quarantine treatment for controlling Brevipalpus chilensis (Acarina: Tenuipalpidae) in Thompson Seedless grapes

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    Irradiation was investigated as a possible quarantine treatment against the false red vine mite, Brevipalpus chilensis, on Thompson Seedless grapes. The most resistant stage of B. chilensis was the adult. Irradiation doses required to cause 90% mortality of adults, nymphs and eggs were 1307, 970, and 328 Gy, respectively. The viability of eggs from irradiated adults decreased as irradiation dose increased. At doses between 450 and 600 Gy, adult females laid eggs but they were not viable. In dose response tests at 250, 300 and 350 Gy using adult mites on grapes, the minimum irradiation dose that prevented adult reproduction was 300 Gy. A large-scale confirmatory study demonstrated the effectiveness of 300 Gy using 8 042 adult mites. An irradiation dose of 200 Gy combined with 15 day cold treatment (simulating commercial shipping conditions) was also shown to be sufficient to stop reproduction in the mite, and this treatment combination was later confirmed with 5088 adult mites. The organoleptic properties of Thompson Seedless grapes irradiated at 600 Gy were not affected, nor were ripeness parameters altered relative to soluble solids and acidity; no phytotoxicity was detected in either berries or the stem. (author)

  7. Changes in the pattern of protein synthesis of prosopis chilensis induced by high temperatures

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    Seeds of Prosopis chilensis, a leguminous tree from semi-arid regions of Central Chile, were germinated at temperatures of 25-30-35-40-45 and 50 degree C. Germination was 100% between 25 and 40 degree C, being faster at 35 degree C. The best temperature for root growth was also 35 degree C. There was not germination at 50 degree C. However, seedlings coming from seeds germinated at 35 degree C were capable of growing at higher temperatures of 45 and 50 degree C. Pattern of protein synthesis was followed in roots incubated with 35S-methionine at increasing temperatures between 35 and 50 degree C. SDS-PAGE of the proteins followed by fluorography shows that at temperatures above 35 degree C, new protein bands appear while others become thicker. Most of the protein bands have decreased at 50 degree C, with the exception of the new bands. A band of 70 KD, that is present at 35 degree C, is more prominent at 50 degree C. These proteins may have an important role in the thermotolerance of Prosopis chilensis to stressing temperatures

  8. 1st AtMol European Workshop

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    This volume documents the first International Workshop on Atomic Scale Interconnection Machines organised by the European Integrated Project AtMol in June 2011 in Singapore. The four sessions, discussed here in revised contributions by high level speakers, span topics such as: multi-probe UHV instrumentation, atomic scale nano-material nanowires characterization, atomic scale surface conductance measurements and surface atomic scale mechanical machineries. This state-of-the-art account allows academic researchers and industry engineers access to the tools they need to be at the forefront of the atomic scale technology revolution.

  9. La esfera, el mol y la ciudad

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    Hernán Neira

    2010-06-01

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

  10. Fatal Envenomation of a Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) From Eastern Yellow Jacket Wasps (Vespula maculifrons).

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    Suedmeyer, Wm Kirk; Trupkiewicz, John G

    2014-12-01

    A 37-year-old, female Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) presented with severe facial angioedema, bilateral corneal and palpebral edema, nictitating membrane paralysis, bradycardia, bradypnea, hypothermia, and numerous stingers and remnants of eastern yellow jacket wasps (Vespula maculifrons) attached to the feathers of the head, palpebrae, and conjunctiva. Evaluation of 2 complete blood cell counts and results of plasma chemical analysis and serum protein electrophoresis revealed severe increases in creatinine phosphokinase and aspartate aminotransferase activity, electrolyte disturbances, and moderate increases in levels of α1, α2, β1, and γ immunoglobulins when compared with reference interval values and conspecifics. Despite intensive treatment, the bird died 19 hours after presentation. Results of histologic evaluation of tissues were compatible with envenomation. Response to envenomation in avian species is not documented but should be considered in birds presenting with angioedema. PMID:25843472

  11. Molecular detection of Plasmodium in free-ranging birds and captive flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in Chicago.

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    Thurber, Mary Irene; Gamble, Kathryn C; Krebs, Bethany; Goldberg, Tony L

    2014-12-01

    Frozen blood samples from 13 species of free-ranging birds (n = 65) and captive Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) (n = 46) housed outdoors in the Chicago area were screened for Plasmodium. With the use of a modified polymerase chain reaction, 20/65 (30.8%) of free-ranging birds and 26/46 (56.5%) of flamingos were classified as positive for this parasite genus. DNA sequencing of the parasite cytochrome b gene in positive samples demonstrated that eight species of free-ranging birds were infected with five different Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages, and all positive Chilean flamingos were infected with Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages most closely related to organisms in the Novyella subgenus. These results show that Chilean flamingos may harbor subclinical malaria infections more frequently than previously estimated, and that they may have increased susceptibility to some Plasmodium species. PMID:25632659

  12. INTRAVAL phase 2, test case Mol

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    Mathematical models are frequently used in risk analysis for underground disposal of nuclear waste. The validity of these models is examined in an international validation project INTRAVAL. RIVM participates in the INTRAVAL project for the validation of the code METROPOL, a groundwater flow and solute transport program developed at RIVM. Within INTRAVAL several test-cases have been formulated. One of the test-cases in the INTRAVAL study is an in-situ migration experiment in an argillaceous formation at 220 meters depth, carried out at Mol, Belgium. This experiment has been set up to examine whether parameter values for porosity and diffusion/dispersion coefficients derived from laboratory experiments may be used for long term predictions on a larger scale. The present report describes the simulation of the experiment with the METROPOL code and it discusses an analytical solution of the problem. The simulation results indicate that the model concept of the METROPOL code provides an adequate description of the tracer migration in the Boom clay. However, to prevent discretization errors, a fine mesh is required to model the process in areas with a steep concentration gradient. Application of fine meshes leads to a large number of nodal points and, consequently, to an increase of required computer memory and CPU time consumption. With respect to the parameter values from the laboratory test on clay samples, it is shown that for the Boom clay these parameters can be used for long term predictions of field scale problems

  13. Passive transfer of maternal antibodies to West Nile virus in flamingo chicks (Phoenicopterus chilensis and Phoenicopterus ruber ruber).

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    Baitchman, Eric J; Tlusty, Michael F; Murphy, Hayley W

    2007-06-01

    Passive transfer of maternal antibodies against West Nile virus (WNV) was studied in a captive population of Chilean (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). Transfer of WNV antibodies from hens to chicks was documented and measured by plaque-reduction neutralization test. Hen titers were significantly correlated to chick titers. Mean half-life of maternal WNV antibodies was 13.4 days in chicks for which half-life was measurable. PMID:17679521

  14. International key comparison CCQM-K94: 10 μmol/mol dimethyl sulfide in nitrogen

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    Lee, S.; Heo, G. S.; Kim, Y.; Oh, S.; Han, Q.; Wu, H.; Konopelko, L. A.; Kustikov, Y. A.; Kolobova, A. V.; Efremova, O. V.; Pankratov, V. V.; Pavlov, M. V.; Culleton, L. P.; Brown, A. S.; Brookes, C.; Li, J.; Ziel, P. R.; van der Veen, A. M. H.

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    Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is an important compound in monitoring climate change and is monitored by the World Meteorological Organization Global Atmospheric Watch Volatile Organic Compounds (WMO-GAW VOC) program at several monitoring sites. It is essential that measurement results are accurate and consistent among the assigned values for primary gas mixtures to meet the WMO requirement. The purpose of this comparison is to compare the measurement capability of DMS at approximately 10 μ­mol/mol and expectation to contribute the establishment of traceability to single measurement scale for DMS between NMIs. Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  15. Antioxidant capacity and in vitro inhibition of adipogenesis and inflammation by phenolic extracts of Vaccinium floribundum and Aristotelia chilensis.

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    Schreckinger, Maria Elisa; Wang, Jinzhi; Yousef, Gad; Lila, Mary Ann; Gonzalez de Mejia, Elvira

    2010-08-25

    Interest in berries from South America has increased due to their potential health benefits. The objective of this study was to characterize the anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins of Vaccinium floribundum and Aristotelia chilensis , total phenolics, and antioxidant capacity and to evaluate, in vitro, the ability of their phenolic extracts to reduce adipogenesis and lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The anti-inflammatory property of these extracts on RAW 264.7 macrophages was also investigated. Antioxidant capacity, measured as oxygen radical scavenging capacity and expressed as Trolox equivalents, was higher in the berries of A. chilensis. Phenolic extracts inhibited lipid accumulation by 4.0-10.8% when adipocytes were treated at maturity and by 5.9-37.9% when treated throughout differentiation. Furthermore, a proanthocyanidin-enriched fraction from V. floribundum significantly increased Pref-1 expression in preadipocytes. Phenolic extracts decreased the production of nitric oxide (3.7-25.5%) and prostaglandin E2 (9.1-89.1%) and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (9.8-61.8%) and cycloxygenase-2 (16.6-62.0%) in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. V. floribundum and A. chilensis phytochemicals limit adipogenesis and inflammatory pathways in vitro, warranting further in vivo studies. PMID:23654232

  16. The reliability of morphometric discriminant functions in determining the sex of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis

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    Diego MONTALTI et al

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    Full Text Available Monomorphic birds cannot be sexed visually and discriminant functions on the basis of external morphological variations are frequently used. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of sex classification functions created from structural measurements of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis museum skins for the gender assignment of live birds. Five measurements were used to develop four discriminant functions: culmen, bill height and width, tarsus length and middle toe claw. The functions were tested on a sample of live flamingos from a zoo. The best classification for museum flamingos was given by a function using tarsus length, bill width and middle toe claw (97%. However, this function did not give the best classification for the zoo-based flamingos (81% which had the best sex assignment by a function including measurements of tarsus, culmen and bill height and width (85%. This shows that a function giving good results in the sample from which it originated may not be as good when applied to another group of animals. Our study emphasizes the need for assessing the accuracy of a function by testing it with other methods to ensure its suitability when being applied [Current Zoology 59 (6: 851–855, 2012].

  17. Seasonal Variation and Resin Composition in the Andean Tree Austrocedrus chilensis

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    Verónica Rachel Olate

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    Full Text Available Little is known about the changes in resin composition in South American gymnosperms associated with the different seasons of the year. The diterpene composition of 44 resin samples from seven Austrocedrus chilensis (Cupressaceae trees, including male and female individuals, was investigated in three different seasons of the year (February, June and November. Twelve main diterpenes were isolated by chromatographic means and identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR. The diterpene composition was submitted to multivariate analysis to find possible associations between chemical composition and season of the year. The principal component analysis showed a clear relation between diterpene composition and season. The most characteristic compounds in resins collected in summer were Z-communic acid (9 and 12-oxo-labda-8(17,13E-dien-19 oic acid methyl ester (10 for male trees and 8(17,12,14-labdatriene (7 for female trees. For the winter samples, a clear correlation of female trees with torulosic acid (6 was observed. In spring, E-communic acid (8 and Z-communic acid (9 were correlated with female trees and 18-hydroxy isopimar-15-ene (1 with male tree resin. A comparison between percent diterpene composition and collection time showed p < 0.05 for isopimara-8(9,15-diene (2, sandaracopimaric acid (4, compound (7 and ferruginol (11.

  18. The reliability of morphometric discriminant functions in determining the sex of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis

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    Diego MONTALTI; Maricel GRA(N)A GRILLI; René E.MARAGLIANO; Guillermo CASSINI

    2012-01-01

    Monomorphic birds cannot be sexed visually and discriminant functions on the basis of external morphological variations are frequently used.Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of sex classification functions created from structural measurements of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis museum skins for the gender assignment of live birds.Five measurements were used to develop four discriminant functions:culmen,bill height and width,tarsus length and middle toe claw.The functions were tested on a sample of live flamingos from a zoo.The best classification for museum flamingos was given by a function using tarsus length,bill width and middle toe claw (97%).However,this function did not give the best classification for the zoo-based flamingos (81%) which had the best sex assignment by a function including measurements of tarsus,culmen and bill height and width (85%).This shows that a function giving good results in the sample from which it originated may not be as good when applied to another group of animals.Our study emphasizes the need for assessing the accuracy of a function by testing it with other methods to ensure its suitability when being applied.

  19. Short-term feeding response of the mussel Mytilus chilensis exposed to diets containing the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella Respuesta alimentaria inicial del bivalvo Mytilus chilensis expuesto a dietas conteniendo el dinoflagelado tóxico Alexandrium catenella

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    JORGE M NAVARRO

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    Full Text Available The short-term feeding response of the bivalve Mytilus chilensis was measured using four diets containing different proportions of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. The diets containing the highest concentrations of the dinoflagellate showed the greatest effect on the feeding activity in the mussel, with clearance and ingestión rates significantly reduced during the first hours of exposure. After this period, M. chilensis demonstrated a capacity to acclimate to the toxic diets, with feeding parameters reaching values similar to those of untreated control organisms. It was not clear if the negative effect on the feeding behavior was caused by the presence of the paralytic toxin, or due to the larger size of the dinoflagellate cells in comparison with cells of Isochrysis galbana used in the control diet. However, parallel studies with diets containing the nontoxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium affine of similar size and shape to that of A. catenella, suggested the cell size was the main cause for impairment of feeding behavior. The capacity for acclimation to either toxin or cell size by M. chilensis makes it a good indicator species for the early detection of harmful PSP events, since its relative insensitivity to the toxin allows it to quickly recover normal feeding behavior and permits it to accumulate PSP in its tissues in a short timeLa respuesta inicial del bivalvo Mytilus chilensis fue medida bajo cuatro dietas que contenían diferentes proporciones del dinoflagelado tóxico Alexandrium catenella. Las dietas que contenían las concentraciones más altas de este dinoflagelado mostraron el mayor efecto durante las primeras horas de exposición. Después de este periodo inicial, M. chilensis demostró la capacidad para aclimatarse a estas dietas tóxicas, con parámetros de alimentación que alcanzaron valores similares a aquellos de los organismos controles. No fue claro si el efecto negativo sobre la conducta de alimentación fue

  20. Egg production and hatching success of Calanus chilensis and Acartia tonsa in the northern Chile upwelling zone (23°S), Humboldt Current System

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    Ruz, Paula M.; Hidalgo, Pamela; Yáñez, Sonia; Escribano, Rubén; Keister, Julie E.

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    Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZ's) are expanding and intensifying as result of climate change, affecting Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. Local effects of vertical movements of OMZ's that result from changes in upwelling intensity could reduce or expand the oxygenated surface layer that most zooplanktonic species inhabit in coastal areas. Using the copepods Calanus chilensis and Acartia tonsa as model organisms, an experimental test of the impact of different dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations (between 0.5 and 5 ml L- 1) on egg production and hatching success was carried out and compared with field estimations of egg production, female and egg abundance in Mejillones Bay (23°S). Abundance of C. chilensis was highly variability and no consistent pattern in egg production and hatching success was found across DO levels, whereas A. tonsa egg production had maximum values between 2.6 and 4.7 ml O2 L- 1 and hatching success was positively correlated with DO (r = 0.75). In the field, temperature was the main factor controlling the dynamics of both species, while Chl-a and DO were also correlated with C. chilensis and A. tonsa, respectively. Principal Component Analysis showed that abundances of both copepods were controlled by temperature, stratification, OMZ depth, and Ekman transport, which together explained more than 70% of the total variance and were the main factors that modulated the populations of C. chilensis and A. tonsa in the upwelling zone of northern Chile (23°S). The differential responses of C. chilensis and A. tonsa to changes in DO concentrations associated with vertical movements of the OMZ suggest that C. chilensis may be better adapted to hypoxic conditions than A. tonsa, however both species are successful and persistent all year-round. We suggest that physiological responses of copepods could be used to evaluate population dynamics affected by the shoaling of OMZ's and the repercussions to trophic food webs of eastern boundary current systems.

  1. Espectro trófico de Chelonoidis chilensis (Chelonii: Testudinidae en la provincia fitogeográfica del monte (Mendoza, Argentina

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    Richard, Enrique

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    Full Text Available Between 1983 and 1991, 83 field trips were made to the biogeographical province of Monte, in Mendoza province, Argentina, in order to study the trophic spectrum of Chelonoidis chilensis, among other ecoethological aspects. The trophic period extends from September to April. Adults are herbivorous in strict sense, but this may change according to the available resourees. Trophic spectrum is composed by 14 items (Families of vegetables. Some items have toxic or potentially toxit substances. Finally, the diet of Ch. chilensis is compared with the one of Ch. donosobarrosi and with other desert tortoises.

  2. Deep Sequencing Reveals the Complete Genome and Evidence for Transcriptional Activity of the First Virus-Like Sequences Identified in Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui Berry)

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    Javier Villacreses; Marcelo Rojas-Herrera; Carolina Sánchez; Nicole Hewstone; Undurraga, Soledad F.; Juan F Alzate; Patricio Manque; Vinicius Maracaja-Coutinho; Victor Polanco

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    Here, we report the genome sequence and evidence for transcriptional activity of a virus-like element in the native Chilean berry tree Aristotelia chilensis. We propose to name the endogenous sequence as Aristotelia chilensis Virus 1 (AcV1). High-throughput sequencing of the genome of this tree uncovered an endogenous viral element, with a size of 7122 bp, corresponding to the complete genome of AcV1. Its sequence contains three open reading frames (ORFs): ORFs 1 and 2 shares 66%–73% amino ac...

  3. Anatomía comparada del sistema digestivo de las rayas Urotrygon chilensis y Dasyatis sabina (Myliobatiformes Comparative anatomy of the digestive system of the skates, Urotrygon chilensis and Dasyatis sabina (Myliobatiformes

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    ABRAHAM KOBELKOWSKY

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    Full Text Available La organización general del sistema digestivo de la raya pinta Urotrygon chilensis y la raya de espina Dasyatis sabina corresponde al patrón morfológico general de los Myliobatiformes. La dentición de estas especies muestra un dimorfismo sexual, consistente en dientes planos en las hembras y dientes puntiagudos en los machos. Entre los músculos mandibulares, el adductor mandibulae es el más complejo. Las cavidades bucofaríngea y visceral son aplanadas dorsoventralmente. El esófago es relativamente largo, el estómago tiene forma de U, el intestino está regionalizado en duodeno, intestino valvular y recto. El mesenterio dorsal está restringido al recto y la glándula rectal. Los caracteres morfológicos más notables que diferencian el sistema digestivo de las dos especies son: la presencia de esfínter cardiaco y la forma en S del recto en U. chilensis, la presencia de escotaduras en las mandíbulas y el mayor número de vueltas de la válvula espiral en D. sabina.The general organization of the digestive system of the rays Urotrygon chilensis and Dasyatis sabina fits with the general morphological pattern of the Myliobatiformes. Dentition of both species shows sexual dimorphism, having the females flattened teeth whereas pointed teeth the males. Among the mandibular muscles, the adductor mandibulae is the most complex. Both the buccopharyngeal and the visceral cavities are dorsoventrally flattened. The esophagus is long, the stomach is U shaped, and the intestine is formed by the duodene, valvular intestine and rectum. The dorsal mesentery is restricted to the rectum and rectal gland. The main morphological characters differentiating both species are: the presence in U. chilensis of the cardiac sphincter and the S shape of the rectum, and the presence in D. sabina of mandibular notches and a higher number of coils of the valvular fold of the intestine.

  4. Anatomía comparada del sistema digestivo de las rayas Urotrygon chilensis y Dasyatis sabina (Myliobatiformes) Comparative anatomy of the digestive system of the skates, Urotrygon chilensis and Dasyatis sabina (Myliobatiformes)

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    ABRAHAM KOBELKOWSKY

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    La organización general del sistema digestivo de la raya pinta Urotrygon chilensis y la raya de espina Dasyatis sabina corresponde al patrón morfológico general de los Myliobatiformes. La dentición de estas especies muestra un dimorfismo sexual, consistente en dientes planos en las hembras y dientes puntiagudos en los machos. Entre los músculos mandibulares, el adductor mandibulae es el más complejo. Las cavidades bucofaríngea y visceral son aplanadas dorsoventralmente. El esófago es relativa...

  5. Phylogenetic characterization of a novel herpesvirus found in the liver and lungs of a Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis).

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    Coverdill, Christopher C; Barnes, Julie A; Garner, Michael M; Hinton, Kevin L; Childress, April L; Wellehan, James F X

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    A novel herpesvirus was detected in a 17-day-old Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) with pneumonia, hepatopathy, and severe anemia that was housed in California. Postmortem examination identified a pale, enlarged liver, mildly increased fluid in the lungs, and red foci in the spleen. Histologic examination revealed marked hepatic necrosis with syncytia, splenic necrosis, and interstitial pneumonia with eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions within hepatocytes and in unidentified cells of the lung. Transmission electron microscopy identified virions consistent with a herpesvirus in the nucleus and cytoplasm of degenerative hepatocytes. Nested consensus PCR, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis identified a novel herpesvirus within the genus Iltovirus in the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae. PMID:27026105

  6. (E)-Ethyl 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate: a natural polymorph extracted from Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui).

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    Paz, Cristian; Moreno, Yanko; Becerra, José; Silva, Mario; Burgos, Viviana; Freire, Eleonora; Baggio, Ricardo

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    The natural title compound, C11H12O4, extracted from the Chilean native tree Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui), is a polymorph of the synthetic E form reported by Xia, Hu & Rao [Acta Cryst. (2004), E60, o913-o914]. Both rotational conformers are identical from a metrical point of view, and only differ in the orientation of the 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl ring with respect to the rest of the molecule, which leads to completely different crystal structure arrangements and packing efficiencies. The reasons behind both reside in the different hydrogen-bonding interactions. PMID:23832039

  7. Estudo farmacognóstico para as espécies medicinais Alpinia zerumbet, Solidago chilensis e Eugenia uniflora

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    Roman Junior, Walter Antônio

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    Resumo: Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L. Burtt & R.M. Sm. (Zingiberaceae), Solidago chilensis Meyen (Asteraceae) e Eugenia uniflora L. (Myrtaceae) são conhecidas popularmente como colônia, erva-lanceta e pitangueira, sendo utilizadas na medicina tradicional para o tratamento de diversas enfermidades. Este trabalho teve por finalidade, realizar para estas espécies medicinais, análises de controle de qualidade, pesquisa fitoquímica e avaliação de atividades biológicas in vitro e in vivo. Como resu...

  8. Development & Implementation of a PyMOL 'putty' Representation

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    Mura, Cameron

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    The PyMOL molecular graphics program has been modi?ed to introduce a new 'putty' cartoon representation, akin to the 'sausage'-style representation of the MOLMOL molecular visualization (MolVis) software package. This document outlines the development and implementation of the putty representation.

  9. MolProbity for the masses-of data.

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    Chen, Vincent B; Wedell, Jonathan R; Wenger, R Kent; Ulrich, Eldon L; Markley, John L

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    MolProbity is a powerful software program for validating structures of proteins and nucleic acids. Although MolProbity includes scripts for batch analysis of structures, because these scripts analyze structures one at a time, they are not well suited for the validation of a large dataset of structures. We have created a version of MolProbity (MolProbity-HTC) that circumvents these limitations and takes advantage of a high-throughput computing cluster by using the HTCondor software. MolProbity-HTC enables the longitudinal analysis of large sets of structures, such as those deposited in the PDB or generated through theoretical computation-tasks that would have been extremely time-consuming using previous versions of MolProbity. We have used MolProbity-HTC to validate the entire PDB, and have developed a new visual chart for the BioMagResBank website that enables users to easily ascertain the quality of each model in an NMR ensemble and to compare the quality of those models to the rest of the PDB. PMID:26195077

  10. High resolution vertical distribution of the copepod Calanus chilensis in relation to the shallow oxygen minimum zone off northern Peru using LOKI, a new plankton imaging system

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    Hirche, H. J.; Barz, K.; Ayon, P.; Schulz, J.

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    The vertical distribution of copepodite stage V and adult Calanus chilensis was studied on two transects across the Humboldt Current System off northern Peru using the LOKI system. LOKI is an optical plankton recorder, which simultaneously collects images of zooplankton and environmental data such as temperature, salinity, oxygen, and fluorescence. Image quality allowed determination of CV, females and males and identification of C. chilensis from 3 co-occurring Calanid copepods. C. chilensis was inhabiting the upper 250 m. Highest abundances with a maximum of ca. 44.000 Ind. m-2 were observed in a narrow band within Cold Coastal Water at stations closest to the coast, coinciding with the Poleward Undercurrent. This raises questions for the life cycle closure within the Humboldt Current system. In contrast to observations in the southern part of the Humboldt Current System, the three stages studied were most abundant in hypoxic waters at oxygen concentrations between 5 and 50 μM. Thus C. chilensis seems to be the only species of the family Calanidae where not only a resting stage can tolerate hypoxia, but also both adult stages. This impacts availability to predators, as despite a locally high biomass only part of the population is available to anchovy and other important fish species which are restricted to waters with higher oxygen concentrations.

  11. The effect of Anonchocephalus chilensis Riggenbach (Eucestoda: Bothriocephalidea) on infracommunity patterns in Genypterus maculatus Tschudi (Osteichthyes: Ophidiidae).

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    Muñoz, S A; George-Nascimento, M

    2008-09-01

    The use of parasite body size (i.e. body mass) is a promising proxy to improve the study of patterns in parasite infracommunities, which are usually analysed using only numerical descriptors. This study deals with the importance and effect of the presence of a large endoparasite species, the cestode Anonchocephalus chilensis in a marine fish species, Genypterus maculatus, on the structure of the parasite infracommunities. Numerical and volumetric measures of aggregated properties of parasite infracommunities were compared and their correlation examined. The highly dominant presence of A. chilensis by volume causes a dramatic change in the patterns observed, including a smaller total volume of the remaining species when this volumetrically dominant species is present. However, C-scores and V-ratios, both indices based on null models of species occurrence, do not support the idea of communities structured by interspecific competition. Analyses reveal that numerical and volumetric community descriptors are complementary ways to search for patterns and to reveal processes within these systems. PMID:18394212

  12. Differences in sperm ultrastructure between Mytilus chilensis and Mytilus galloprovincialis (Bivalvia, Mytilidae: could be used as a taxonomic trait?

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    Pablo A Oyarzún

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    Full Text Available The sperm ultrastructure has been used to solve several systematic and phylogenetic problems in marine invertebrates. The sperm ultrastructure of the Chilean mussel Mytilus chilensis and Mytilus galloprovincialis corresponds to the ect-aquasperm type. Sperm from both taxa measured 55-60 μm between head (acrosome + nucleus, midpiece (only 5 mitochondria and the flagellum which in its end piece has a smaller diameter tail. The differences between both taxa are clearly shown, in the structure of the acrosome and nucleus. Therefore, according to our results and those reported in the literature, we indicate that Chilean native mussel sperm is different from other species of the Mytilus complex (M. trossulus, M. galloprovincialis and M. edulis. These differences in sperm ultrastructure found in M. chilensis, are another trait that can be used to validate the taxonomic status of the species. Differences in sperm morphology are related with reproductive isolation, and probably will be useful to understand future data on speciation. Finally, we discussed the finding that Mytilus galloprovincialis sperm from Chile have an acrosome notoriously smaller than those reported for specimens from Europe and Africa, though they have a great similarity with specimens from Japan, as reported in the literature.

  13. Optimized MOL-PCR for Characterization of Microbial Pathogens.

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    Wuyts, Véronique; Roosens, Nancy H C; Bertrand, Sophie; Marchal, Kathleen; De Keersmaecker, Sigrid C J

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    Characterization of microbial pathogens is necessary for surveillance, outbreak detection, and tracing of outbreak sources. This unit describes a multiplex oligonucleotide ligation-PCR (MOL-PCR) optimized for characterization of microbial pathogens. With MOL-PCR, different types of markers, like unique sequences, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and indels, can be simultaneously analyzed in one assay. This assay consists of a multiplex ligation for detection of the markers, a singleplex PCR for signal amplification, and hybridization to MagPlex-TAG beads for readout on a Luminex platform after fluorescent staining. The current protocol describes the MOL-PCR, as well as methods for DNA isolation, probe design, and data interpretation and it is based on an optimized MOL-PCR assay for subtyping of Salmonella Typhimurium. PMID:26742655

  14. MOL1 is required for cambium homeostasis in Arabidopsis.

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    Gursanscky, Nial Rau; Jouannet, Virginie; Grünwald, Karin; Sanchez, Pablo; Laaber-Schwarz, Martina; Greb, Thomas

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    Plants maintain pools of pluripotent stem cells which allow them to constantly produce new tissues and organs. Stem cell homeostasis in shoot and root tips depends on negative regulation by ligand-receptor pairs of the CLE peptide and leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase (LRR-RLK) families. However, regulation of the cambium, the stem cell niche required for lateral growth of shoots and roots, is poorly characterized. Here we show that the LRR-RLK MOL1 is necessary for cambium homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. By employing promoter reporter lines, we reveal that MOL1 is active in a domain that is distinct from the domain of the positively acting CLE41/PXY signaling module. In particular, we show that MOL1 acts in an opposing manner to the CLE41/PXY module and that changing the domain or level of MOL1 expression both result in disturbed cambium organization. Underlining discrete roles of MOL1 and PXY, both LRR-RLKs are not able to replace each other when their expression domains are interchanged. Furthermore, MOL1 but not PXY is able to rescue CLV1 deficiency in the shoot apical meristem. By identifying genes mis-expressed in mol1 mutants, we demonstrate that MOL1 represses genes associated with stress-related ethylene and jasmonic acid hormone signaling pathways which have known roles in coordinating lateral growth of the Arabidopsis stem. Our findings provide evidence that common regulatory mechanisms in different plant stem cell niches are adapted to specific niche anatomies and emphasize the importance of a complex spatial organization of intercellular signaling cascades for a strictly bidirectional tissue production. PMID:26991973

  15. Evaluación y comparación de la eficiencia de dos sistemas de incubación de huevos de Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848) Evaluation and comparison of the efficiency of two incubation systems for Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848) eggs

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    Rolando Vega; Miguel Pradenas; Juan Manuel Estrada; Diego Ramírez; Iván Valdebenito; Alfonso Mardones; Patricio Dantagnan; Denis Alfaro; Francisco Encina; Cristian Pichara

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    Actualmente la tendencia de la acuicultura mundial está orientada hacia la diversificación de los cultivos, principalmente de especies nativas. El congrio colorado Genypterus chilensis es un pez nativo de alta demanda gastronómica y explotación estacional que lo proyecta como candidato para el desarrollo de su tecnología de cultivo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la eficiencia de dos sistemas de incubación de masas de huevos de G. chilensis, uno con circuito cerrado de agua (SICC) y ...

  16. Comparison of primary standard gas mixtures: gravimetric production of carbon monoxide in nitrogen (3 μmol/mol)

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    Konopelko, L. A.; Kustikov, Y. A.; Kolobova, A. V.; Pankratov, V. V.; Pankov, A. A.; Efremova, O. V.; Augusto, Cristiane R.; Fioravante, Andreia L.; Ribeiro, Claudia C.; Teixeira, Denise C. G. S.; Elias, Elizandra C. S.; Oudwater, Rutger J.; Fagundes, Fátima A.; Silva, Marceli C.

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    COOMET.QM-S3 is a supplementary comparison of primary standard gas mixtures—'Carbon monoxide in Nitrogen (3 μmol/mol)'. This is a bilateral comparison between VNIIM and INMETRO and it was conducted in 2013. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas and in concentrations higher than 3-5 μmol/mol it is hazardous to human health. Therefore, it is important for NMIs to have the capability of an accurate carbon monoxide measurements. This comparison has shown that primary standard gas mixtures of carbon monoxide in nitrogen on the level of 3 μmol/mol, prepared in VNIIM and Inmetro, do not agree—the pair-wise degree of equivalence D (0.77%) is higher than the appropriate expanded uncertainty U(D) (0.29%). Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  17. Pharmacological reports about gastroprotective effects of methanolic extract from leaves of Solidago chilensis (Brazilian arnica) and its components quercitrin and afzelin in rodents.

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    de Barros, Mariel; Mota da Silva, Luisa; Boeing, Thaise; Somensi, Lincon Bordignon; Cury, Benhur Judah; de Moura Burci, Ligia; Santin, José Roberto; de Andrade, Sérgio Faloni; Monache, Franco Delle; Cechinel-Filho, Valdir

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    Solidago chilensis Meyenmost (Asteraceae), popularly known as "Brazilian arnica" or "arnica-do-campo," is widely used in the folk medicine to treat gastric disorders. Based on this, the gastroprotective activity of S. chilensis methanolic extract was investigated. Besides, a phytochemical study allowed isolation of two flavonoids (quercitrin and afzelin). The gastroprotective effects were investigated in acute gastric ulcer models, and the antisecretory activity was assessed in vivo and in vitro. The adhered mucus levels, reduced glutathione (GSH) content and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were quantified in ulcerated tissues. The contribution of isolated compounds in extract effects was evaluated, and its doses were calculated according to its yield. To evaluate the in vivo healing properties of S. chilensis methanolic extract, a chronic gastric ulcer was induced in mice by 10 % acetic acid. Evaluation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) levels was also performed at the site of the acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer. In parallel, effects on cell viability and cell proliferation of fibroblasts (L929 cells) were determined by in vitro trials. Firstly, the S. chilensis methanolic extract (100 or 300 mg/kg) reduced the ulcer area induced by ethanol/HCl in mice when compared to the vehicle group. Moreover, the S. chilensis extract (300 mg/kg) prevented the mucus depletion, the increase in MPO activity and the decrease in the GSH levels in the ulcerated gastric tissue. The S. chilensis extract also was able to decrease the indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer in rats at a dose of 100 mg/kg. The antisecretory effect of the extract (100 mg/kg, intraduodenal (i.d.)) was confirmed by the reduction in the volume and acidity in parallel to an increase in the pH of gastric content. In addition, quercitrin (1.38 mg/kg, but not 0.46 mg/kg) and afzelin (0.026 and 0.078 mg/kg) decreased the ethanol/HCl-induced gastric ulcer. In this model, quercitrin (1.38 mg/kg) prevented the depletion

  18. Simulering af ændret publikumsbelastning i Mols Bjerge

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    Skov-Petersen, Hans; Foged, Mette

    2010-01-01

    Det kan være svært at forudse, hvad effekten af ændringer i adgangsforholdene til et naturområde vil blive. Dette Videnblad beskriver, hvordan en agent-baseret simuleringsmodel kan anvendes til vurdering af fremtiden ved flytning af en parkeringsplads ved trehøje i Mols Bjerge.......Det kan være svært at forudse, hvad effekten af ændringer i adgangsforholdene til et naturområde vil blive. Dette Videnblad beskriver, hvordan en agent-baseret simuleringsmodel kan anvendes til vurdering af fremtiden ved flytning af en parkeringsplads ved trehøje i Mols Bjerge....

  19. Cadmium bioaccumulation and retention kinetics in the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis: Seawater and food exposure pathways

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    Herve-Fernandez, Pedro [Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Castilla 567, Valdivia (Chile); Houlbreque, Fanny, E-mail: F.Houlbreque@iaea.org [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco); Boisson, Florence [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco); Mulsow, Sandor [Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Castilla 567, Valdivia (Chile); Teyssie, Jean-Louis; Oberhaensli, Francois; Azemard, Sabine; Jeffree, Ross [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco)

    2010-09-15

    The Chilean blue mussel (Mytilus chilensis, Hupe 1854) represents the most important bivalve exploited along the Chilean coast and is a major food source for the Chilean population. Unfortunately, local fish and shellfish farming face severe problems as a result of bioaccumulation of toxic trace metals into shellfishes. Blue mussels collected along the Chilean coasts contain levels of Cd above the regulatory limits for human consumption. In this study, we examined the bioaccumulation, depuration and organ distribution of Cd in the M. chilensis, from {sup 109}Cd-labelled bulk seawater and from feeding with {sup 109}Cd-labelled algae. The uptake of {sup 109}Cd via seawater displayed a simple exponential kinetic model suggesting that cadmium activity tends to reach an equilibrium value of 1.838 {+-} 0.175 ng g{sup -1} (mean {+-} asymptotic standard error, p < 0.001) after 78 {+-} 9 days. The depuration rate for {sup 109}Cd accumulated via seawater was slow, with only 21% of the total {sup 109}Cd accumulated in the whole mussel being eliminated after 52 days. Total elimination of Cd in mussels was adequately described by a double component kinetic model, in which the biological half-life for the long-lived component represents more than 6 months. In contrast, depuration after radiolabelled food uptake was fast, reaching only 20% of retention in 10 days. This knowledge of the long half-life of cadmium accumulated via seawater as well as the non-negligible level of cadmium accumulated into the shells is relevant to the management of Cd levels in this species and the refinement of detoxification processes in order to comply with authorized Cd levels.

  20. Nutrient uptake efficiency of Gracilaria chilensis and Ulva lactuca in an IMTA system with the red abalone Haliotis rufescens

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    Juan Macchiavello

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The current study examined the nutrient uptake efficiency of Ulva lactuca and Gracilaria chilensis cultivated in tanks associated with the wastewater of a land-based abalone culture. The experiments evaluated different seaweed stocking densities (1200, 1900, 2600, and 3200 g m-2 and water exchange rates (60, 80, 125, and 250 L h-1. The results show that both U. lactuca and G. chilensis were efficient in capturing and removing all of the inorganic nutrients originating from the abalone cultivation for all of the tested conditions. Furthermore, an annual experiment was performed with U. lactuca, cultivated at a stocking density of 1900 g m-2 and at a water exchanged rate of 125 L h-1, in order to evaluate seasonal changes in the nutrient uptake efficiency, productivity, and growth rate associated with the wastewater of a land-based abalone culture. The results confirmed high uptake efficiency during the entire year, equivalent to a 100% removal of the NH4, NO3, and PO4 produced by the land-based abalone culture. The growth rate and productivity of U. lactuca presented a marked seasonality, increasing from fall until summer and varying from 0.5 ± 0.2% to 2.6 ± 0.2% d-1 and 10 ± 6.1% to 73.6 ± 8.4% g m-2 d-1 for sustainable growth rate and productivity, respectively. We conclude that there is sufficient evidence that demonstrates the high possibility of changing the traditional monoculture system of abalone in Chile, to a sustainable integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system, generating positive environmental externalities, including the use of U. lactuca as a biofiltration unit.

  1. Cadmium bioaccumulation and retention kinetics in the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis: Seawater and food exposure pathways

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    The Chilean blue mussel (Mytilus chilensis, Hupe 1854) represents the most important bivalve exploited along the Chilean coast and is a major food source for the Chilean population. Unfortunately, local fish and shellfish farming face severe problems as a result of bioaccumulation of toxic trace metals into shellfishes. Blue mussels collected along the Chilean coasts contain levels of Cd above the regulatory limits for human consumption. In this study, we examined the bioaccumulation, depuration and organ distribution of Cd in the M. chilensis, from 109Cd-labelled bulk seawater and from feeding with 109Cd-labelled algae. The uptake of 109Cd via seawater displayed a simple exponential kinetic model suggesting that cadmium activity tends to reach an equilibrium value of 1.838 ± 0.175 ng g-1 (mean ± asymptotic standard error, p 109Cd accumulated via seawater was slow, with only 21% of the total 109Cd accumulated in the whole mussel being eliminated after 52 days. Total elimination of Cd in mussels was adequately described by a double component kinetic model, in which the biological half-life for the long-lived component represents more than 6 months. In contrast, depuration after radiolabelled food uptake was fast, reaching only 20% of retention in 10 days. This knowledge of the long half-life of cadmium accumulated via seawater as well as the non-negligible level of cadmium accumulated into the shells is relevant to the management of Cd levels in this species and the refinement of detoxification processes in order to comply with authorized Cd levels.

  2. Recruitment Dynamics of the Relict Palm, Jubaea chilensis: Intricate and Pervasive Effects of Invasive Herbivores and Nurse Shrubs in Central Chile

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    Marina Fleury; Wara Marcelo; Vásquez, Rodrigo A.; Luis Alberto González; Bustamante, Ramiro O.

    2015-01-01

    Shrubs can have a net positive effect on the recruitment of other species, especially relict species in dry-stressful conditions. We tested the effects of nurse shrubs and herbivory defoliation on performance (survival and growth) of nursery-grown seedlings of the largest living palm, the relict wine palm Jubaea chilensis. During an 18-month period, a total of more than 300 seedlings were exposed to of four possible scenarios produced by independently weakening the effects of nurse shrubs and...

  3. On the Evolutionary History of Uleiella chilensis, a Smut Fungus Parasite of Araucaria araucana in South America: Uleiellales ord. nov. in Ustilaginomycetes.

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    Riess, Kai; Schön, Max E; Lutz, Matthias; Butin, Heinz; Oberwinkler, Franz; Garnica, Sigisfredo

    2016-01-01

    The evolutionary history, divergence times and phylogenetic relationships of Uleiella chilensis (Ustilaginomycotina, smut fungi) associated with Araucaria araucana were analysed. DNA sequences from multiple gene regions and morphology were analysed and compared to other members of the Basidiomycota to determine the phylogenetic placement of smut fungi on gymnosperms. Divergence time estimates indicate that the majority of smut fungal orders diversified during the Triassic-Jurassic period. However, the origin and relationships of several orders remain uncertain. The most recent common ancestor between Uleiella chilensis and Violaceomyces palustris has been dated to the Lower Cretaceous. Comparisons of divergence time estimates between smut fungi and host plants lead to the hypothesis that the early Ustilaginomycotina had a saprobic lifestyle. As there are only two extant species of Araucaria in South America, each hosting a unique Uleiella species, we suggest that either coevolution or a host shift followed by allopatric speciation are the most likely explanations for the current geographic restriction of Uleiella and its low diversity. Phylogenetic and age estimation analyses, ecology, the unusual life-cycle and the peculiar combination of septal and haustorial characteristics support Uleiella chilensis as a distinct lineage among the Ustilaginomycotina. Here, we describe a new ustilaginomycetous order, the Uleiellales to accommodate Uleiella. Within the Ustilaginomycetes, Uleiellales are sister taxon to the Violaceomycetales. PMID:26790149

  4. On the Evolutionary History of Uleiella chilensis, a Smut Fungus Parasite of Araucaria araucana in South America: Uleiellales ord. nov. in Ustilaginomycetes.

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    Kai Riess

    Full Text Available The evolutionary history, divergence times and phylogenetic relationships of Uleiella chilensis (Ustilaginomycotina, smut fungi associated with Araucaria araucana were analysed. DNA sequences from multiple gene regions and morphology were analysed and compared to other members of the Basidiomycota to determine the phylogenetic placement of smut fungi on gymnosperms. Divergence time estimates indicate that the majority of smut fungal orders diversified during the Triassic-Jurassic period. However, the origin and relationships of several orders remain uncertain. The most recent common ancestor between Uleiella chilensis and Violaceomyces palustris has been dated to the Lower Cretaceous. Comparisons of divergence time estimates between smut fungi and host plants lead to the hypothesis that the early Ustilaginomycotina had a saprobic lifestyle. As there are only two extant species of Araucaria in South America, each hosting a unique Uleiella species, we suggest that either coevolution or a host shift followed by allopatric speciation are the most likely explanations for the current geographic restriction of Uleiella and its low diversity. Phylogenetic and age estimation analyses, ecology, the unusual life-cycle and the peculiar combination of septal and haustorial characteristics support Uleiella chilensis as a distinct lineage among the Ustilaginomycotina. Here, we describe a new ustilaginomycetous order, the Uleiellales to accommodate Uleiella. Within the Ustilaginomycetes, Uleiellales are sister taxon to the Violaceomycetales.

  5. Desarrollo del ensilado del alga Gracilaria chilensis para la alimentación del abalón rojo Haliotis rufescens

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    Alfonso Mardones

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available En Chile, el principal insumo usado como alimento para abalones son las algas Gracilaria chilensis y Macrocystis pyrifera. Estas algas experimentan una notable baja de disponibilidad en otoño e invierno, lo cual trae consigo un aumento considerable de los precios, al tener que depender del abastecimiento desde áreas cada vez más alejadas de los centros de cultivo de abalones y, eventualmente, generando impactos ecológicos indirectos en sus poblaciones. El objetivo fue elaborar y evaluar un ensilado del alga G. chilensis para la alimentación de abalón rojo (Haliotis rufescens, determinando la cantidad de lixiviados generados durante el proceso, el cambio en la composición proximal del alga, la preferencia y consumo del abalón rojo de ensilado de G. chilensis. Se logró un producto ensilado de buenas características físicas, químicas y de conservación, así como una buena aceptación por parte del abalón.

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

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

  7. The ParMol package for frequent subgraph mining

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    Meinl, Thorsten; Wörlein, Marc; Urzova, Olga; Fischer, Ingrid; Philippsen, Michael

    2006-01-01

    Mining for frequent subgraphs in a graph database has become a popular topic in the last years. Algorithms to solve this problem are used in chemoinformatics to find common molecular fragments in a database of molecules represented as two-dimensional graphs. However; the search process in arbitrary graph structures includes costly graph and subgraph isomorphism tests. In our ParMol package we have implemented four of the most popular frequent subgraph miners using a common infrastructure: MoF...

  8. Composición, riqueza de especies y abundancia de insectos defoliadores de actividad nocturna asociados a Aristotelia chilensis (maqui en el bosque maulino fragmentado Composition, species richness and abundance of nocturnal folivorous insects associated with Aristotelia chilensis (maqui in the fragmented Maulino forest

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    XAVIERA DE LA VEGA

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En el bosque maulino, la herbivoría sobre Aristotelia chilensis (maqui es negativamente afectada por la fragmentación del bosque, siendo mayor en el bosque continuo que en los fragmentos, particularmente a inicios de la temporada de crecimiento. Este fenómeno puede deberse a cambios en la dinámica de las poblaciones de defoliadores, esencialmente insectos. En este trabajo se evaluó la abundancia, riqueza de especies y composición de insectos defoliadores de actividad nocturna presentes en A. chilensis en un bosque continuo (600 ha y en ocho fragmentos remanentes (0,4-20 ha. Los muéstreos se realizaron mensualmente, entre agosto de 2005 y febrero de 2006, en 32 ejemplares adultos de A. chilensis en el bosque continuo y en 32 ejemplares en los fragmentos. Los insectos fueron muestreados durante las cinco primeras horas de la noche. Se recolectaron 890 insectos defoliadores, pertenecientes a 17 familias y 77 especies pertenecientes a los órdenes Coleóptera, Orthoptera y Lepidoptera, siendo todas nativas. La abundancia total no varió según el habitat. Sin embargo, la fragmentación incrementó o disminuyó la abundancia de algunas especies. La riqueza de especies por árbol tampoco fue afectada por la fragmentación del bosque, aunque el número total de especies fue considerablemente mayor en los fragmentos que en el bosque continuo. La similitud de especies fue mayor dentro del bosque continuo que entre el bosque continuo y los fragmentos o que entre los fragmentos. A principios de la temporada de crecimiento de A. chilensis (septiembre, la abundancia de Sericoides obesa fue significativamente mayor en el bosque continuo que en los fragmentos. Al avanzar en la temporada, Sericoides viridis se hizo más abundante en los fragmentos. Por el tamaño y la voracidad de los insectos del género Sericoides ellos serían los principales responsables de los patrones de defoliación de A. chilensis en el bosque maulino.At the Maulino forest

  9. Change in size-at-maturity of the yellownose skate Dipturus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848 (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae in the SW Atlantic

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    Laura Paesch

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A total of 3518 specimens (1607 males, 1911 females of Dipturus chilensis were sampled. Males ranged from 44.0 to 99.0 cm and females from 45.0 to 110.0 cm. Total length composition of the grouped catches differed significantly among sexes, with females being larger than males. The sex ratio favored the females. The total length at which 50% of the specimens were retained by the gear was 69.0 cm for the males and 73.0 cm for the females. A sub-sample of 124 specimens (48 males, 76 females was analyzed for reproductive assessment. For the males, size at 50% maturity was estimated at 78.5 cm, while for the females this parameter was estimated at 81.4 cm. Preliminary observations on the description of the egg capsules are also provided.Um total de 3518 espécimes (1607 machos e 1911 fêmeas de Dipturus chilensis foi amostrado. Os machos tiveram comprimentos totais entre 44.0 e 99.0 cm e as fêmeas entre 45.0 e 110.0 cm. A composição de comprimentos totais das capturas agrupadas foi significativamente diferente entre ambos os sexos, sendo as fêmeas maiores do que os machos. A razão sexual favoreceu as fêmeas. O comprimento total em que 50% dos espécimes foram retidos pelo aparelho de pesca foi de 69.0 cm nos machos e de 73.0 cm nas fêmeas. Uma sub-amostra de 124 espécimes (48 machos e 76 fêmeas foi analisada para avaliação dos parâmetros reprodutivos. Para os machos, o tamanho de 50% de maturidade resultou em 78.5 cm enquanto que para as fêmeas este parâmetro foi estimado em 81.4 cm. Observações preliminares sobre a descrição da cápsula ovígera são também fornecidas.

  10. PRIMJER NOVOGA PRISTUPA RAZVOJU GORIVA U GRUPACIJI MOL

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    Hollo, Andras; Szirmai, Laszlo; Szalmasne-Pecsvari, Gabriella; Magyar, Janos

    2005-01-01

    Sažetak Danas smo svjedoci iznimna ubrzanja djelatnosti istraživanja i razvoja u svim granama znanosti. To vrijedi za zaštitu okoliša, automobilsku industriju, a također i za naftnu industriju. Naš rad predstavlja jedan novi primjer kada se taj postupak usredotoči na usklađivanje nastojanja navedenih industrija u nekom određenom području. MOL Plc. je razvio proizvodnju motornog goriva jedinstvene kakvoće koje udovoljava svim zahtjevima zaštite okoliša, motornih vozila, a također i očekivan...

  11. Forma central da moléstia nervosa de Recklinghausen

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    L. C. Mattosinho França

    1958-06-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam uma sistematização das lesões que podem ser encontradas na moléstia de Recklinghausen. Foram observados 4 casos de forma nervosa central da moléstia. Em todos existiam tumores bilaterais nos ângulos pontocerebelares, constituindo uma das manifestações mais importantes da doença, sendo mesmo a única em um dos casos (forma central pura. Nos demais, portadores de formas mistas, além de outras lesões centrais (neurofibromas, meningeomas, ninhos de células atípicas, havia lesões periféricas discretas. Tumores intrarraquidianos originados nas bainhas radiculares foram os causadores da sintomatologia inicial em 3 pacientes. Em dois casos em que o córtex foi examinado histológicamente, foram encontrados ninhos de células gliais atípicas, característicos da forma central da neurofibromatose. Duas lesões relativamente raras foram encontradas no segundo caso: angioma cortical e neurite intersticial hipertrófica do plexo braquial. Em pacientes portadores de neurofibromatose periférica ou raquídea, como também em seus familiares, devem ser sempre procuradas lesões centrais, principalmente tumores do nervo acústico. O exame neuro-radiológico de escolha para confirmar o diagnóstico dêstes tumores é a iodoventriculografia.

  12. Histopathological survey of the mussel Mytilus chilensis (Mytilidae and the clam Gari solida (Psammobiidae from southern Chile

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    Florencia Cremonte

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A total of 175 specimens of mussels, Mytilus chilensis (Mytilidae, and 56 specimens of clams, Gari solida (Psammobiidae, were collected in natural beds and culture sites of southern Chile. Juvenile mussel specimens (3 cm of maximum length were free of parasites and diseases, whilst the commercial sized populations was parasitized by intracellular inclusions of bacteria-like organisms in the digestive gland epithelium and in the gills, by ciliates in the gills, turbellarians similar to Paravortex (Rhabocoela in the intestine lumen and copepods attached to the gills. In addition, the disseminated neoplasia disease was also present although in low prevalences. In the clam, G. solida, prokariotic inclusions were found in the digestive gland epithelium and bacteria-like organisms in the gills, often encapsulated by haemocytes; oocysts containing up to 8 sporozoites similar to Nematopsis (Apicomplexa in the connective tissue, causing haemocytic infiltration when the intensity of infection was high; ciliates belonging to two different species (one of them similar to Trichodina inhabiting the gills; and a turbellarian similar to Paravortex in the lumen of digestive system without apparent host reaction. The populations of the bivalve species here studied were devoid of serious pathogens.

  13. Isolation and identification of Vibrio toranzoniae associated with diseased red conger eel (Genypterus chilensis) farmed in Chile.

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    Lasa, Aide; Avendaño-Herrera, Ruben; Estrada, Juan M; Romalde, Jesús L

    2015-09-30

    The present study deals with the first isolation of Vibrio toranzoniae from cultured red conger eel (Genypterus chilensis). During the summer season of 2011, mortalities were observed in young red conger eel at one aquaculture experimental rearing system in Quintay, Valparaiso, Chile. The microbiological analysis of the diseased fish resulted in the isolation of three dominant and representative isolates, designated as R.17, R.18 and R.19, which were obtained from gill, fin and external lesions from three different fish, respectively. All isolates were identified as V. toranzoniae by means of a polyphasic taxonomic approach, including phenotypic characterization, sequencing of 16S rRNA and housekeeping genes, and DNA-DNA hybridization. Inoculation of a representative strain (R18) in turbot as model fish species demonstrated the pathogenic potential for fish of the Chilean isolates. Results obtained indicate that the geographical and host distribution of V. toranzoniae is wider than expected, and that this species may have negative incidence in the culture of marine organisms. PMID:26072371

  14. Domestication and sustainable production of wild crafted plants with special reference to the Chilean Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis

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    Vogel, Hermine

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The principle threats for sustainable production of wild collected medicinal plants are related to ecological factors, such as endemism, and botanical factors critical for survival, such as the collection of roots or barks or slow growing species. The sustainable way to produce raw material on a large scale would be species specific management of the wild resources that guarantees conservation of biodiversity, or bringing the species under cultivation. A checklist proposed by WHO, UICN and WWF (1993 indicates that domestication of any medicinal plant concerns plant selection and breeding, studies about propagation, cultivation techniques, plant protection, time of harvest, among others. The different domestication steps are illustrated for the Chilean maqui (Aristotelia chilensis, a wild tree whose fruits are demanded in increasing volumes by the international market because of its high antioxidant capacity. High yielding plants with good fruit quality have been selected from wild populations and accessions have been cultivated under different environmental conditions to select the most suitable genotypes for the establishment of commercial orchards.

  15. Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) and the constituent delphinidin glycoside inhibit photoreceptor cell death induced by visible light.

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    Tanaka, Junji; Kadekaru, Takashi; Ogawa, Kenjirou; Hitoe, Shoketsu; Shimoda, Hiroshi; Hara, Hideaki

    2013-08-15

    The protective effects of maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) extract (MBE) and its major anthocyanins [delphinidin 3,5-O-diglucoside (D3G5G) and delphinidin 3-O-sambubioside-5-O-glucoside (D3S5G)] against light-induced murine photoreceptor cells (661W) death were evaluated. Viability of 661W after light treatment for 24 h, assessed by the tetrazolium salt (WST-8) assay and Hoechst 33342 nuclear staining, was improved by addition of MBE, D3G5G, and D3S5G. Intracellular radical activation in 661W, evaluated using the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-sensitive probe 5-(and-6)-chloromethyl-2,7-dichlorodihydro fluorescein diacetate acetyl ester (CM-H2DCFDA), was reduced by MBE and its anthocyanins. The anti-apoptosis mechanism of MBE was evaluated by light-induced phosphorylation of p38. MBE significantly suppressed the light-induced phosphorylation of p38. These findings indicate that MBE and its anthocyanidins suppress the light-induced photoreceptor cell death by inhibiting ROS production, suggesting that the inhibition of phosphorylated-p38 may be involved in the underlying mechanism. PMID:23561088

  16. Hemoglobina: una molécula modelo para el investigador

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    Oscar Andrés Peñuela

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la revisión general sobre la hemoglobina, una de las proteínas más estudiadas y mejor caracterizadas. La gran variedad de aspectos científicos que incluye y la importancia que juega en la biología hace que, aunque los primeros estudios científicos se hayan realizado desde el siglo XIX, aún hoy aparezcan sorprendentes descubrimientos acerca de esta molécula, tales como las nuevas globinas, neuroglobina y citoglobina y las llamativas interacciones con el óxido nítrico. Asimismo, el estudio de las hemoglobinopatías constituye un gran reto para la medicina moderna en la medida en que ponga al servicio de sus pacientes los resultados de la investigación científica básica.

  17. Hemoglobina: una molécula modelo para el investigador.

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    Oscar Andrés Peñuela

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la revisión general sobre la hemoglobina, una de las proteínas más estudiadas y mejor caracterizadas. La gran variedad de aspectos científicos que incluye y la importancia que juega en la biología hace que, aunque los primeros estudios científicos se hayan realizado desde el siglo XIX, aún hoy aparezcan sorprendentes descubrimientos acerca de esta molécula, tales como las nuevas globinas, neuroglobina y citoglobina y las llamativas interacciones con el óxido nítrico. Asimismo, el estudio de las hemoglobinopatías constituye un gran reto para la medicina moderna en la medida en que ponga al servicio de sus pacientes los resultados de la investigación científica básica.

  18. Cognitive function at 2443 μmol/l creatinine

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    Schneider Sabrina

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One hallmark of uremia is the impairment of neuro-cognitive function. Anecdotal clinical description from the early days of chronic dialysis therapy impressively illustrates the improvement of those functions by chronic hemodialysis treatment. Fortunately, today, uremia is only rarely observed in industrialized countries as many patients seek medical/nephrological attention prior to the occurrence of deadly complications of uremia. Case presentation We report a rare case of severe uremia and describe the day to day improvement in neuro-cognitive function by dialysis using state of the arte test battery – starting at a serum creatinine of 2443 μmol/l. Conclusions Especially executive functions, which are assumed to be localized in the frontal cerebral regions, are impaired in severe uremia and improve remarkably with the correction of severe uremia, i.e. initiation of dialysis.

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

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

  20. RETINAL MORPHOLOGY AND ELECTRORETINOGRAPHY IN TWO VISUALLY FORAGING CHARADRIIFORMES BIRDS WITH DIFFERENT FEEDING ACTIVITY RHYTHMS: THE DOUBLE-STRIPED THICK-KNEE (BURHINUS BISTRIATUS WAGLER, 1829 AND THE SOUTHERN LAPWING (VANELLUS CHILENSIS L., 1758

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    Liliana Figueroa R

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Our study compares the visual function of the Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus Wagler,1829, which forages primarily during dusk and at night, and the Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis L., 1758, which is known to forage during daytime and occasionally at night, analyzing morphological and electrophysiological aspects of their retina. The fact that thick-knees have large eyes and are nocturnally actives suggest that, compared with the diurnal lapwing, they should have a very sensitive retina under low light intensity. Electroretinograms (ERGs were obtained from anesthetized live birds at different light intensities in photopic and scotopic conditions, and the retinae were subsequently processed for histological analysis. The scotopic ERG b-waves of B. bistriatus, at all light intensities, were always of larger amplitude than those of V. chilensis. However, the a-waves of both species were of similar amplitude. Under photopic conditions, V. chilensis yield highest a- and b-wave amplitudes than B. bistriatus. The latter has a larger dialated pupil diameter and a greater axial length/equatorial diameter ratio than V. chilensis. Likewise, the rod density of B. bistriatus significantly exceeds that of V. chilensis. In the latter, cone density tends to be higher than in B. bistriatus while the rods:cones ratio were lower. Rod outer segments of B. bistriatus strongly exceed in length those of any other Charadriiformes species studied so far, but are thinner than those of V. chilensis. In contrast, the latter has thicker cone outer segments and outer and inner plexiform layers than B. bistriatus. Similarly, ganglion cells are more abundant per unit area in V. chilensis. Our combined results reveal a higher retinal sensitivity of B. bistriatus under low light conditions, in accordance with their crepuscular and nocturnal foraging strategies. V. chilensis, although mainly active during daylight, appears to have a moderate retinal

  1. Factibilidad técnica y financiera de explotación del cangrejo dorado de Juan Fernández (Chaceon chilensis Technical and financial feasibility of the commercial fishery of Juan Fernandez's golden crab (Chaceon chilensis

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    Guillermo Martínez González

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    Full Text Available Se analizó la factibilidad técnica y financiera que tendría el montaje de una actividad productiva en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández, basada en la explotación del cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis. Para evaluar el proyecto flota-planta, se utilizó un enfoque de tipo sistémico, que permitió estudiar y estructurar esta situación problema. Se consideró factible una producción de 14,4 ton de cangrejo trozado (pinzas y patas, cocido y congelado sin caparazón, en porciones de 1/2 y 3/4 libras; y 33,6 ton de carne de cangrejo, cocida y congelada en bloques de 1 y 2 libras. Para esta producción, la materia prima se obtendría de la actividad extractiva de 10 embarcaciones artesanales, las cuales operarían en forma complementaria o alternativa a la pesca de langosta. El proyecto es altamente sensible a los precios tanto de mercado de los productos como de playa de la materia prima. La gran proporción de la inversión se debe al capital de trabajo destinado a la compra de materia prima, en valores que permiten al sector artesanal absorber la inversión en innovaciones tecnológicas requeridas para implementar su flota. Los resultados de la evaluación financiera indican 73% de probabilidad de éxito en la inversión, Tasa Interna de Retorno (TIR del 49%, Retorno sobre la Inversión (RSI de 1,73 y Valor Actual Neto (VAN de 17.538,6 UF, equivalentes a $238.963.970The technical and financial feasibility of the golden crab fishery (Chaceon chilensis in Juan Fernandez's archipelago was analyzed. To evaluate the investment project, a systemic approach was used to analyze and to structure this situation problem. It was considered feasible an annual production of 14,4 ton of pieces of crab (pincers and legs, cooked and frozen without shell, in portions of 1/2 and 3/4 pounds; and 33,6 ton of crab meat, cooked and frozen in blocks of 1 and 2 pounds. For this production, the raw material would be supply by the extractive activity of 10 artisanal

  2. Identification and Characterization of Microsatellite Loci in Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stunz) Using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

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    Bastías, Adriana; Correa, Francisco; Rojas, Pamela; Almada, Rubén; Muñoz, Carlos; Sagredo, Boris

    2016-01-01

    Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stunz) is a small dioecious tree native to South America with edible fruit characterized by very high antioxidant capacity and anthocyanin content. To preserve maqui as a genetic resource it is essential to study its genetic diversity. However, the complete genome is unknown and only a few gene sequences are available in databases. Simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers, which are neutral, co-dominant, reproducible and highly variable, are desirable to support genetic studies in maqui populations. By means of identification and characterization of microsatellite loci from a maqui genotype, using 454 sequencing technology, we develop a set of SSR for this species. Obtaining a total of 165,043 shotgun genome sequences, with an average read length of 387 bases, we covered 64 Mb of the maqui genome. Reads were assembled into 4,832 contigs, while 98,546 reads remained as singletons, generating a total of 103,378 consensus genomic sequences. A total of 24,494 SSR maqui markers were identified. Of them, 15,950 SSR maqui markers were classified as perfects. The most common SSR motifs were dinucleotide (31%), followed by tetranucleotide (26%) and trinucleotide motifs (24%). The motif AG/CT (28.4%) was the most abundant, while the motif AC (89 bp) was the largest. Eleven polymorphic SSRs were selected and used to analyze a population of 40 maqui genotypes. Polymorphism information content (PIC) ranged from 0.117 to 0.82, with an average of 0.58. Non-significant groups were observed in the maqui population, showing a panmictic genetic structure. In addition, we also predicted 11150 putative genes and 3 microRNAs (miRNAs) in maqui sequences. This results, including partial sequences of genes, some miRNAs and SSR markers from high throughput next generation sequencing (NGS) of maqui genomic DNA, constitute the first platform to undertake genetic and molecular studies of this important species. PMID:27459734

  3. Identification and Characterization of Microsatellite Loci in Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stunz) Using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

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    Bastías, Adriana; Correa, Francisco; Rojas, Pamela; Almada, Rubén; Muñoz, Carlos; Sagredo, Boris

    2016-01-01

    Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stunz) is a small dioecious tree native to South America with edible fruit characterized by very high antioxidant capacity and anthocyanin content. To preserve maqui as a genetic resource it is essential to study its genetic diversity. However, the complete genome is unknown and only a few gene sequences are available in databases. Simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers, which are neutral, co-dominant, reproducible and highly variable, are desirable to support genetic studies in maqui populations. By means of identification and characterization of microsatellite loci from a maqui genotype, using 454 sequencing technology, we develop a set of SSR for this species. Obtaining a total of 165,043 shotgun genome sequences, with an average read length of 387 bases, we covered 64 Mb of the maqui genome. Reads were assembled into 4,832 contigs, while 98,546 reads remained as singletons, generating a total of 103,378 consensus genomic sequences. A total of 24,494 SSR maqui markers were identified. Of them, 15,950 SSR maqui markers were classified as perfects. The most common SSR motifs were dinucleotide (31%), followed by tetranucleotide (26%) and trinucleotide motifs (24%). The motif AG/CT (28.4%) was the most abundant, while the motif AC (89 bp) was the largest. Eleven polymorphic SSRs were selected and used to analyze a population of 40 maqui genotypes. Polymorphism information content (PIC) ranged from 0.117 to 0.82, with an average of 0.58. Non-significant groups were observed in the maqui population, showing a panmictic genetic structure. In addition, we also predicted 11150 putative genes and 3 microRNAs (miRNAs) in maqui sequences. This results, including partial sequences of genes, some miRNAs and SSR markers from high throughput next generation sequencing (NGS) of maqui genomic DNA, constitute the first platform to undertake genetic and molecular studies of this important species. PMID:27459734

  4. Synaptic silencing and plasma membrane dyshomeostasis induced by amyloid-β peptide are prevented by Aristotelia chilensis enriched extract.

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    Fuentealba, Jorge; Dibarrart, Andrea; Saez-Orellana, Francisco; Fuentes-Fuentes, María Cecilia; Oyanedel, Carlos N; Guzmán, José; Perez, Claudia; Becerra, José; Aguayo, Luis G

    2012-01-01

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the presence of different types of extracellular and neurotoxic aggregates of amyloid-β (Aβ). Recently, bioactive compounds extracted from natural sources showing neuroprotective properties have become of interest in brain neurodegeneration. We have purified, characterized, and evaluated the protective potential of one extract enriched in polyphenols obtained from Aristotelia chilensis (MQ), a Chilean berry fruit, in neuronal models of AD induced by soluble oligomers of Aβ1-40. For example, using primary hippocampal cultures from rats (E18), we observed neuroprotection when the neurons were co-incubated with Aβ (0.5 μM) plus MQ for 24 h (Aβ = 23 ± 2%; Aβ + MQ = 3 ± 1%; n = 3). In parallel, co-incubation of Aβ with MQ recovered the frequency of Ca2+ transient oscillations when compared to neurons treated with Aβ alone (Aβ = 72 ± 3%; Aβ + MQ = 86 ± 2%; n = 5), correlating with the changes observed in spontaneous synaptic activity. Additionally, MAP-2 immunostaining showed a preservation of the dendritic tree, suggesting that the toxic effect of Aβ is prevented in the presence of MQ. A new complex mechanism is proposed by which MQ induces neuroprotective effects including antioxidant properties, modulation of cell survival pathways, and/or direct interaction with the Aβ aggregates. Our results suggest that MQ induces changes in the aggregation kinetics of Aβ producing variations in the nucleation phase (Aβ: k1 = 2.7 ± 0.4 × 10-3 s-1 MQ: k1 = 8.3 ± 0.6 × 10-3 s-1) and altering Thioflavin T insertion in β-sheets. In conclusion, MQ induces a potent neuroprotection by direct interaction with the Aβ aggregates, generating far less toxic species and in this way protecting the neuronal network. PMID:22728896

  5. Health status and bioremediation capacity of wild freshwater mussels (Diplodon chilensis) exposed to sewage water pollution in a glacial Patagonian lake.

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    Bianchi, Virginia A; Castro, Juan M; Rocchetta, Iara; Bieczynski, Flavia; Luquet, Carlos M

    2014-04-01

    Deleterious effects on health and fitness are expected in mussels chronically exposed to sewage water pollution. Diplodon chilensis inhabiting SMA, an area affected by untreated and treated sewage water, shows increased hemocyte number and phagocytic activity, while bacteriolytic and phenoloxidase activities in plasma and reactive oxygen species production in hemocytes are lower compared to mussels from an unpolluted area (Yuco). There are not differences in cell viability, lysosomal membrane stability, lipid peroxidation and total oxygen scavenging capacity between SMA and Yuco mussels' hemocytes. Energetic reserves and digestive gland mass do not show differences between groups; although the condition factor is higher in SMA than in Yuco mussels. Gills of SMA mussels show an increase in mass and micronuclei frequency compared to those of Yuco. Mussels from both sites reduce bacterial loads in polluted water and sediments, improving their quality with similar feeding performance. These findings suggest that mussels exposed to sewage pollution modulate physiological responses by long-term exposure; although, gills are sensitive to these conditions and suffer chronic damage. Bioremediation potential found in D. chilensis widens the field of work for remediation of sewage bacterial pollution in water and sediments by filtering bivalves. PMID:24589503

  6. Deep Sequencing Reveals the Complete Genome and Evidence for Transcriptional Activity of the First Virus-Like Sequences Identified in Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui Berry

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    Javier Villacreses

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Here, we report the genome sequence and evidence for transcriptional activity of a virus-like element in the native Chilean berry tree Aristotelia chilensis. We propose to name the endogenous sequence as Aristotelia chilensis Virus 1 (AcV1. High-throughput sequencing of the genome of this tree uncovered an endogenous viral element, with a size of 7122 bp, corresponding to the complete genome of AcV1. Its sequence contains three open reading frames (ORFs: ORFs 1 and 2 shares 66%–73% amino acid similarity with members of the Caulimoviridae virus family, especially the Petunia vein clearing virus (PVCV, Petuvirus genus. ORF1 encodes a movement protein (MP; ORF2 a Reverse Transcriptase (RT and a Ribonuclease H (RNase H domain; and ORF3 showed no amino acid sequence similarity with any other known virus proteins. Analogous to other known endogenous pararetrovirus sequences (EPRVs, AcV1 is integrated in the genome of Maqui Berry and showed low viral transcriptional activity, which was detected by deep sequencing technology (DNA and RNA-seq. Phylogenetic analysis of AcV1 and other pararetroviruses revealed a closer resemblance with Petuvirus. Overall, our data suggests that AcV1 could be a new member of Caulimoviridae family, genus Petuvirus, and the first evidence of this kind of virus in a fruit plant.

  7. Deep sequencing reveals the complete genome and evidence for transcriptional activity of the first virus-like sequences identified in Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui Berry).

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    Villacreses, Javier; Rojas-Herrera, Marcelo; Sánchez, Carolina; Hewstone, Nicole; Undurraga, Soledad F; Alzate, Juan F; Manque, Patricio; Maracaja-Coutinho, Vinicius; Polanco, Victor

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    Here, we report the genome sequence and evidence for transcriptional activity of a virus-like element in the native Chilean berry tree Aristotelia chilensis. We propose to name the endogenous sequence as Aristotelia chilensis Virus 1 (AcV1). High-throughput sequencing of the genome of this tree uncovered an endogenous viral element, with a size of 7122 bp, corresponding to the complete genome of AcV1. Its sequence contains three open reading frames (ORFs): ORFs 1 and 2 shares 66%-73% amino acid similarity with members of the Caulimoviridae virus family, especially the Petunia vein clearing virus (PVCV), Petuvirus genus. ORF1 encodes a movement protein (MP); ORF2 a Reverse Transcriptase (RT) and a Ribonuclease H (RNase H) domain; and ORF3 showed no amino acid sequence similarity with any other known virus proteins. Analogous to other known endogenous pararetrovirus sequences (EPRVs), AcV1 is integrated in the genome of Maqui Berry and showed low viral transcriptional activity, which was detected by deep sequencing technology (DNA and RNA-seq). Phylogenetic analysis of AcV1 and other pararetroviruses revealed a closer resemblance with Petuvirus. Overall, our data suggests that AcV1 could be a new member of Caulimoviridae family, genus Petuvirus, and the first evidence of this kind of virus in a fruit plant. PMID:25855242

  8. Influence of oxygenation and quality of sediment on the survival of Scolelepis chilensis (Spionidae: Polychaeta in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro

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    Evelyn Machado Silva

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of the polychaete Scolelepis chilensis to variation in oxygenation and sediment to obtain data for environmental impact studies. Individuals were collected at Flamengo Beach, Rio de Janeiro. Favorable combinations of environmental characteristics of Guanabara Bay explain the survival of the organisms, although the introduction of pollutants produces heavily degraded areas. Among the groups of benthic fauna, polychaetes especially play an important role in the functioning and structure of aquatic communities. Scolelepis chilensis is widely distributed due to its morphological characteristics, which allow it to adapt to diverse marine environments. However, this study showed that this polychaete has a high mortality rate under hypoxic conditions, meaning that this species is more sensitive to environments with low oxygen. Furthermore, the mortality rate increases considerably in situations of hypoxia associated with contaminated sediment, indicating that this species is sensitive to environments with contaminated sediment and low oxygen supply. Thus, the intense and continuous input of pollutants could lead to a future deficit of oxygen and extreme anaerobic conditions, which may cause destruction of various marine ecosystems.

  9. Electrical Conductivity of 10 mol% Sc2O3-1 mol% M2O3-ZrO2 Ceramics

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    Omar, Shobit; Bin Najib, Waqas; Chen, Weiwu;

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    The oxide-ion conductivity behavior of 10 mol% Sc2O3-ZrO2 co-doped with 1 mol% trivalent metal oxide has been determined from 350 degrees C to 700 degrees C in air. All the powders were synthesized using conventional solid-oxide route. XRD patterns collected at room temperature show the presence ...

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

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    Omar, Shobit; Bonanos, Nikolaos

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

  11. Mol- mutants of Klebsiella pneumoniae requiring high levels of molybdate for nitrogenase activity.

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    Imperial, J; Ugalde, R A; Shah, V K; Brill, W J

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    Mol- mutants of Klebsiella pneumoniae requiring high levels of molybdate for nitrogenase and nitrate reductase activity were characterized. The effects of mol mutations on nitrogenase activity were very similar to those caused by nifQ mutations. Mol- mutants of K. pneumoniae appear to be equivalent to ChlD- mutants of Escherichia coli.

  12. Biología reproductiva de Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae en una población de Aucó (centro-norte de Chile Reproductive biology of Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae in a population of Aucó (north-central Chile

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    Lorena H. Suárez

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    Full Text Available Convolvulus chilensis es una hierba perenne, única representante endémica de la familia Convolvulaceae en Chile. Se estudió el sistema de reproducción, fenología, morfología y longevidad floral de C. chilensis en una población natural ubicada en la localidad de Aucó, dentro de la Reserva Nacional Las Chinchillas, IV Región, Chile. Se montó un experimento de polinización controlada considerando los tratamientos de polinización natural, polinización cruzada, autopolinización manual, autopolinización automática y apomixis, evaluándose su efecto sobre la formación de frutos y el número de semillas producidas por fruto. Adicionalmente, se compararon los siguientes atributos de la progenie según tipo de polinización (autopolinización o polinización cruzada: peso de semilla, germinación, altura y número de hojas de plántulas de ocho semanas en condiciones de invernadero. Se encontró que C. chilensis es una especie autocompatible, parcialmente autógama (capaz de autopolinizarse sin mediador y parcialmente apomíctica (capaz de producir semillas sin participación de gameto masculino. La longevidad floral fue estimada en 5,25 h. Durante este período, aproximadamente en 1,5 h hay disponibilidad de polen en los estambres. El período de floración se extiende por 22 semanas (agosto a enero. El tratamiento de apomixis presentó el menor porcentaje de formación de frutos y la menor cantidad de semillas por flor en comparación a los tratamientos de polinización natural, cruzada manual, autopolinización automática y autopolinización manual, los cuales no mostraron diferencias entre sí en ambos atributos. El tipo de polinización (autopolinización o polinización cruzada no afecta el desempeño de la progenie en los atributos de semilla y plántula evaluadosThe perennial herb Convolvulus chilensis is the only endemic species of the Convolvulaceae in Chile. The breeding system, phenology, morphology and floral longevity of C

  13. Evaluación y comparación de la eficiencia de dos sistemas de incubación de huevos de Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848 Evaluation and comparison of the efficiency of two incubation systems for Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848 eggs

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    Rolando Vega

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    Full Text Available Actualmente la tendencia de la acuicultura mundial está orientada hacia la diversificación de los cultivos, principalmente de especies nativas. El congrio colorado Genypterus chilensis es un pez nativo de alta demanda gastronómica y explotación estacional que lo proyecta como candidato para el desarrollo de su tecnología de cultivo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la eficiencia de dos sistemas de incubación de masas de huevos de G. chilensis, uno con circuito cerrado de agua (SICC y el otro con circuito abierto (SICA; su eficiencia fue medida por el porcentaje de eclosión de huevos. Dos ensayos fueron realizados midiendo y comparando los porcentajes de fecundación y eclosión de huevos en cuatro réplicas entre los dos sistemas, encontrándose solo diferencias significativas entre los porcentajes de fecundación del bioensayo 2. El bioensayo 1 tuvo un 81% promedio de fecundación de los huevos y el porcentaje promedio de eclosión para el SICC fue 42,9 ± 34,5% y para el SICA fue 0,0 ± 0,0%. El bioensayo 2 tuvo un porcentaje promedio de fecundación de los huevos de 87,3 ± 2,6% para el SICC y 79,8 ± 3,2% para el SICA y el porcentaje promedio de eclosión para el SICC fue 27,9 ± 33,7% y para el SICA fue 4,8 ± 5,6%. Se discuten los parámetros de incubación para obtener una máxima eclosión y se entrega una proposición para mejorar el sistema SICC. El sistema de incubación con circuito cerrado de agua generó mayores sobrevivencias en los huevos de G. chilensis.The current trend in world aquaculture is towards the diversification of cultures, mainly native species. The red cusk eel Genypterus chilensis is a native Chilean species of high gastronomic demand and seasonal exploitation that is projected as a candidate for the development of farming technology. The objective of this study was to test the efficiency of two incubation systems for G. chilensis egg masses, one with a closed water circuit (SICC and the other with an

  14. Composición, riqueza de especies y abundancia de insectos defoliadores de actividad nocturna asociados a Aristotelia chilensis (maqui) en el bosque maulino fragmentado Composition, species richness and abundance of nocturnal folivorous insects associated with Aristotelia chilensis (maqui) in the fragmented Maulino forest

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    En el bosque maulino, la herbivoría sobre Aristotelia chilensis (maqui) es negativamente afectada por la fragmentación del bosque, siendo mayor en el bosque continuo que en los fragmentos, particularmente a inicios de la temporada de crecimiento. Este fenómeno puede deberse a cambios en la dinámica de las poblaciones de defoliadores, esencialmente insectos. En este trabajo se evaluó la abundancia, riqueza de especies y composición de insectos defoliadores de actividad nocturna presentes en A....

  15. Cruzamientos interpoblacionales en Mytilus chilensis, un bivalvo de importancia comercial y sus efectos sobre el crecimiento en longitud de la valva durante la etapa larval Inter-population breeding in Mytilus chilensis, an economically important bivalve, and its effects on the shell length during the larval stage

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    JE Toro; AC Alcapán; RA Stead

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    Dos poblaciones naturales de Mytilus chilensis aisladas geográficamente fueron utilizadas para realizar los cruzamientos experimentales en el presente trabajo. En todos los cruzamientos, utilizando un diseño factorial con réplicas, ocurrió fertilización de las ovas, no detectándose diferencias significativas entre los cruzamientos intra e interpoblacionales en cuanto al porcentaje de ovas que desarrollaron larvas al día 4 (P > 0,05). Sin embargo, el porcentaje de larvas anormales al día 4 fue...

  16. Juice and phenolic fractions of the berry Aristotelia chilensis inhibit LDL oxidation in vitro and protect human endothelial cells against oxidative stress.

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    Miranda-Rottmann, Soledad; Aspillaga, Augusto A; Pérez, Druso D; Vasquez, Luis; Martinez, Alvaro L F; Leighton, Federico

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    Oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles is a key event in the development of atherosclerosis. Oxidized LDL induces oxidative stress and modifies gene expression in endothelial cells. Berries constitute a rich dietary source of phenolic antioxidants. We found that the endemic Chilean berry Aristotelia chilensis (ach) has higher phenol content and scores better for total radical-trapping potential and total antioxidant reactivity in in vitro antioxidant capacity tests, when compared to different commercial berries. The juice of ach is also effective in inhibiting copper-induced LDL oxidation. In human endothelial cell cultures, the addition of ach juice significantly protects from hydrogen peroxide-induced intracellular oxidative stress and is dose-dependent. The aqueous, anthocyanin-rich fraction of ach juice accounts for most of ach's antioxidant properties. These results show that ach is a rich source of phenolics with high antioxidant capacity and suggest that it may have antiatherogenic properties. PMID:12475268

  17. Heavy metal concentrations and biomarkers of oxidative stress in native mussels (Mytilus edulis chilensis) from Beagle Channel coast (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina).

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    Duarte, Claudia A; Giarratano, Erica; Amin, Oscar A; Comoglio, Laura I

    2011-08-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of oxidative stress biomarkers of pollution in native mussels Mytilus edulis chilensis from the Beagle Channel. Spatial and seasonal variations of catalase, glutathione-S-transferase and lipid peroxidation in gills and digestive gland were analyzed in relation to environmental parameters, heavy metals in sediment and in tissue. Four sites with anthropogenic impact and a control site were selected and monitored during the four seasons of 2007. We found significant differences among sites in concentrations of dissolved nutrients and heavy metals in sediments, with the highest values recorded at sites with anthropogenic pressure. Different patterns were observed between concentrations of metals in tissues and in sediments suggesting differences in bioavailability. There were also significant differences in biomarker responses among sites, despite the strong seasonal variability. Our results showed relatively moderate levels of pollution in the study area as a result of urban influences. PMID:21704346

  18. The occurrence of domoic acid linked to a toxic diatom bloom in a new potential vector: the tunicate Pyura chilensis (piure).

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    López-Rivera, Américo; Pinto, Maricela; Insinilla, Andrea; Suárez Isla, Benjamín; Uribe, Eduardo; Alvarez, Gonzalo; Lehane, Mary; Furey, Ambrose; James, Kevin J

    2009-11-01

    The tunicate Pyura chilensis (Molina, 1782); Phylum Chordata; Subphylum Urochordata; Class Ascidiacea, common local name "piure" or sea squirt; a filter-feeder (plankton and suspended particles) sessile species; may play an important role in monitoring domoic acid (DA) the principal toxic component of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP). Significant DA concentrations have been determined in tunicate samples, collected during a recent ASP outbreak in Bahía Inglesa, an important scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) farming area. Several infaunal species were tested for the presence of DA, in addition to the usual scallop monitoring programme. DA was found at sub-toxic levels in filtering bivalves such as mussels (Mytilus chilensis), large mussels (Aulacomya ater) and clams (Protothaca thaca) (6.4, 5.4 and 4.7 microg DA/g tissue respectively). Of particular interest was the observation of significant accumulations of toxic Pseudo-nitzschia sp. diatoms in the internal siphon and atrium spaces of the tunicate. Toxin distribution within major tunicate organs was heterogeneous with 8.7-15.5 microg DA/g in edible tissues, 14.9-17.9 microg DA/g in the fecal material and 13.6-32.7 microg DA/g in the gut content. DA was determined by HPLC-UV and confirmed by diode-array detection and LC-MS/MS analysis. This is the first report of the presence of DA in a tunicate that is regularly consumed by coastal populations. These results confirm the need to include these organisms in sanitation programs for marine toxins. PMID:19505493

  19. Ophiuroidea das regiões antartica e subantartica: 2. variação em Gorgonocephalus chílensis (Philippi (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Gorgonocephalidae Ophiuroidea from antarctic and subantarctic regions: 2. variation on Gorgonocephalus chilensis (Philippi (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Gorgonocephalidae

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    Ana Maria Gouveia Monteiro

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    Full Text Available Foram examinados 198 exemplares de Gorgonocephalus chilensis das regiões antártica e subantartica, tendo-se em vista a variação de caracteres morfológicos externos. Foi constatada uma grande variação nas características morfológicas externas, que parece independer de localização geográfica.A revision is presented on the variability of the ornamentation and other extermal morphological aspects of Gorgonocephalus chilensis. The samples were obtained along the period of 1962 to 1972 by the R/V "Hero" and "Eltanin" (USARP and by the R/V "Almirante Saldanha" from the Brazilian Navy.

  20. An Introduction to Using the Method of Levels (MOL) Therapy to Work with People Experiencing Psychosis.

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    Tai, Sara J

    2016-01-01

    This paper provides a basic introduction to using method of levels (MOL) therapy with people experiencing psychosis. As MOL is a direct application of perceptual control theory (PCT), a brief overview of the three main theoretical principles of this theory--control, conflict, and reorganization will be outlined in relation to understanding psychosis. In particular, how these principles form the basis of problem conceptualisation and determine what an MOL therapist is required to do during therapy will be illustrated. A practical description of MOL will be given, using case examples and short excerpts of therapeutic interactions. Some direct contrasts will also be made with cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and psychodynamic approaches (PA) in order to help illustrate the theory and practice of MOL. PMID:27052610

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

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

    2015-04-27

    HackaMol is an open source, object-oriented toolkit written in Modern Perl that organizes atoms within molecules and provides chemically intuitive attributes and methods. The library consists of two components: HackaMol, the core that contains classes for storing and manipulating molecular information, and HackaMol::X, the extensions that use the core. The core is well-tested, well-documented, and easy to install across computational platforms. The goal of the extensions is to provide a more flexible space for researchers to develop and share new methods. In this application note, we provide a description of the core classes and two extensions: HackaMol::X::Calculator, an abstract calculator that uses code references to generalize interfaces with external programs, and HackaMol::X::Vina, a structured class that provides an interface with the AutoDock Vina docking program. PMID:25793330

  2. Modulating effects of orally supplied Euglena gracilis on the physiological responses of the freshwater mussel Diplodon chilensis, exposed to sewage water pollution in a Patagonian river (Argentina).

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    Bianchi, Virginia A; Castro, Juan M; Rocchetta, Iara; Conforti, Visitación; Pascual, Mariano; Luquet, Carlos M

    2016-04-01

    In order to test if orally supplied Euglena sp. cells modulate the physiological status of bivalves during bioremediation procedures, we evaluated the effect of Euglena gracilis diet on the immune response, oxidative balance and metabolic condition of Diplodon chilensis exposed to sewage water pollution. Mussels were fed for 90 days with E. gracilis (EG) or Scenedesmus vacuolatus (SV, control diet), and then exposed for 10 days at three sites along the Pocahullo river basin: 1) an unpolluted site, upstream of the city (control, C); 2) upstream (UpS) and 3) downstream (DoS) from the main tertiary-treated sewage discharge, in the city of San Martín de los Andes, Northwest Patagonia, Argentina. Our results show that the total hemocyte number decreases while pollution load increases along the river course for both, EG and SV mussels. Phagocytic activity is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones under all conditions. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in hemocytes increases with the increase in the pollution load, being significantly higher for EG mussels than for SV ones at DoS; no changes are observed for total oxyradical scavenging capacity (TOSC). Hemocytes' viability is increased for E. gracilis diet at C and remains unchanged in this group of mussels when exposed at the polluted sites. Lysosomal membrane stability is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones for all conditions, although it is decreased at polluted sites compared with that at C. Antioxidant (catalase) and detoxifying (gluthatione S-transferase) defenses are generally lower in gills and digestive gland of EG mussels than in SV ones. Lipid peroxidation (TBARS) is evident in gills of EG mussels at C, and in digestive gland of the same group, at all the sites. Gill mass factor (GF) is affected by the E. gracilis diet; it is increased at C and decreased at polluted sites when compared with that of SV ones. Digestive gland mass factor (DGF) is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones. In D. chilensis

  3. El uso de moluscos de agua dulce (Diplodon chilensis patagonicus en el sitio Angostura 1 (Departamento de General Conesa, Río Negro The use of freshwater mollusks (Diplodon Chilensis patagonicus at Angostura 1 site (General Conesa District, Río Negro province, Argentina

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    Luciano Prates

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En esta nota se presentan los resultados del estudio de las valvas de moluscos de agua dulce (Diplodon chilensis patagonicus recuperadas en el componente inferior del sitio arqueológico Angostura 1 (Departamento de General Conesa, provincia de Río Negro. Los atributos tenidos en cuenta para el análisis de los especímenes fueron: lateralidad de las valvas, tamaño, estado de fragmentación y presencia de periostraco; en forma secundaria se consideraron otras variables tales como evidencias de combustión y relación espacial con el resto de los materiales. A partir de estos datos y de la información contextual se propone la asociación de las valvas con el registro arqueológico del sitio (materiales líticos, cerámicos, óseos y vegetales y se discuten algunos procesos de formación vinculados con la actividad humana.This note presents the results of an analysis of freshwater mollusk shells (Diplodon chilensis patagonicus recovered from the lower cultural component of the Angostura 1 archaeological site (General Conesa District, Rio Negro Province, Argentina. Primarily, morphological features of this assemblage were analyzed, including: laterality, size, state of fracture, and the presence of periostracum. Secondarily, burning evidence and spatial relationships were considered. Site formation processes linked to human activity are discussed in light of these results and the contextual information from the site, i.e., mollusk shells associated with other archaeological remains (lithics, pottery, bones, and organic remains. It is proposed that the presence of freshwater mollusk shells in Angostura 1 site is linked to human activity.

  4. Microwave sintering of ZrO2-12 mol% CeO2

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    Sintering of ZrO2-12 mol% CeO2 was accelerated by microwave processing at 2.45 GHz as compared with conventional firing. However, the size of the ''microwave effect'' was significantly smaller than that which was previously observed for microwave sintering of ZrO2-8 mol% Y2O3. The difference in the effect that the microwave field had on the two zirconia systems is interpreted in terms of their ionic conductivities

  5. Extracts of Maqui ( Aristotelia chilensis ) and Murta ( Ugni molinae Turcz.): sources of antioxidant compounds and α-Glucosidase/α-Amylase inhibitors.

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    Rubilar, Mónica; Jara, Claudio; Poo, Yohany; Acevedo, Francisca; Gutierrez, Cristian; Sineiro, Jorge; Shene, Carolina

    2011-03-01

    The objective of this work was to evaluate the antioxidant and antihemolytic activities of crude, aqueous, and organic-aqueous extracts of maqui ( Aristotelia chilensis ) and murta ( Ugni molinae Turcz.), together with their inhibiting effect on enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates. Radical scavenging activity, inhibition of linoleic acid oxidation in a micellar system, antihemolytic activity, and inhibition of α-amylases and α-glucosidases were analyzed. Crude extracts of maqui leaves and fruits were found to be important sources of polyphenolic compounds, showing 69.0 ± 0.9 and 45.7 ± 1.1 mg GAE/g dm, respectively. Polyphenols from maqui leaves were active as antioxidants and antihemolytic compounds (p < 0.05), showing a noncompetitive inhibiting effect on α-glucosidase. Flavan-3-ol polymers and glycosylated flavonols, such as quercetin glucoside and kaempferol glucoside, were tentatively identified in extracts. This preliminary observation provides the basis for further examination of the suitability of polyphenol-enriched extracts from maqui and murta as nutritional or medicinal supplements with potential human health benefits. PMID:21294510

  6. How do cold-sensitive species endure ice ages? Phylogeographic and paleodistribution models of postglacial range expansion of the mesothermic drought-tolerant conifer Austrocedrus chilensis.

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    Souto, Cintia P; Kitzberger, Thomas; Arbetman, Marina P; Premoli, Andrea C

    2015-11-01

    In view of global climate change, it is important to understand the responses of tree species to climate changes in the past. Combinations of phylogeographic analysis of genetic evidence, coupled with species distribution models (SDMs), are improving our understanding on this subject. We combined SDMs and microsatellite data from populations of the entire range of Austrocedrus chilensis, a dominant mesotherm (cold-sensitive) conifer of dryland forests of the southern Andes, to test the hypothesis of long-distance postglacial migration from northern and warmer refugia at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). The SDM indicated suitable conditions for Austrocedrus in northern Chile (western) at the LGM and largely unsuitable conditions in Argentina (eastern). Population genetic diversity and effective population sizes within populations decreased southward along the Andes, consistent with the hypothesis of long-distance dispersal from a northern refugium. Results support the hypothesis of one (or a few) warmer (low latitude) refugia in Chile for Austrocedrus. On balance, the evidence suggests that in contrast to cold-tolerant tree taxa with the capacity to fast-track postglacial warming thanks to local refugia, cold-sensitive species might have undergone long-distance range expansion, lagging behind progressive climate change throughout the Holocene. PMID:26079667

  7. Real-time PyMOL visualization for Rosetta and PyRosetta.

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    Evan H Baugh

    Full Text Available Computational structure prediction and design of proteins and protein-protein complexes have long been inaccessible to those not directly involved in the field. A key missing component has been the ability to visualize the progress of calculations to better understand them. Rosetta is one simulation suite that would benefit from a robust real-time visualization solution. Several tools exist for the sole purpose of visualizing biomolecules; one of the most popular tools, PyMOL (Schrödinger, is a powerful, highly extensible, user friendly, and attractive package. Integrating Rosetta and PyMOL directly has many technical and logistical obstacles inhibiting usage. To circumvent these issues, we developed a novel solution based on transmitting biomolecular structure and energy information via UDP sockets. Rosetta and PyMOL run as separate processes, thereby avoiding many technical obstacles while visualizing information on-demand in real-time. When Rosetta detects changes in the structure of a protein, new coordinates are sent over a UDP network socket to a PyMOL instance running a UDP socket listener. PyMOL then interprets and displays the molecule. This implementation also allows remote execution of Rosetta. When combined with PyRosetta, this visualization solution provides an interactive environment for protein structure prediction and design.

  8. Pompage rovibrationnel optique des molécules de césium

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    Manai, Isam

    2013-01-01

    Cette thèse traite de la manipulation des deux degrés de libertés internes des molécules, que sont la rotation et la vibration. Il s'agit de transférer par un mécanisme de pompage optique les molécules formées dans plusieurs niveaux vibrationnels et rotationnels vers le niveau rovibrationnel absolu (J = v = 0). La démonstration expérimentale est effectuée sur des molécules froides de césium formées par photoassociation d'atomes froids. Le pompage optique est de plus démontré vers d'autres niv...

  9. Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical investigation of aerial parts of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standley

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    Nithya R

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standley is a large pubescent, climbing or tailing herb with stout 5- angledstems and bifid tendrils belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae. Various parts of Lagenaria siceraria(Mol. Standley has traditional and folklore claims in the treatment of diabetes, obesity, cardiovasculardiseases, urolithiasis, adenopathy, cancer, hypercholesterolemia, dyskinesia, hepatosis, jaundice,diarrhoea, dysuria, fever, rheumatism, myalgia, ophthalmia, uterosis, scabies, ulcer. In the presentinvestigation, the detailed microscopic study of Lagenaria siceraria fruit and seed, have been carriedout. Physiochemical, phytochemical studies for the aerial parts have been carried out to lay down thestandards which could be useful in future experimental studies.

  10. Simulation de cristaux de cellulose par dynamique moléculaire

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    Chen, Pan

    2013-01-01

    Les propriétés structurales de quatre types de cellulose cristalline (Iα, Iβ, II et IIII), incluant détails structuraux du coeur cristallin et des surfaces, comportement thermique, propriétés mécaniques et inter-conversions allomorphiques, ont été étudiées par des simulations de dynamique moléculaire (MD). Alors que la dynamique moléculaire est supposée reproduire correctement le monde réel, je me suis rendu compte que les paramètres des mailles cristallines élémentaires ainsi que la transiti...

  11. COOMET.QM-K93 (COOMET 615/RU/13): key comparison in the field of measuring of the ethanol amount fraction in nitrogen (120 μmol/mol)

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    Konopelko, L. A.; Efremova, O. V.; Fatina, O. V.; Orshanskaia, A. A.; Rozhnov, M. S.; Melnyk, D. M.; Petryshyn, P. V.

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    The relevance of the COOMET.QM-K93 comparison is founded on paying particular attention to reliability of measurements which are performed during the medical examination of drivers of vehicles in order to assess the degree of alcoholic intoxication. Standard gas mixtures of ethanol in nitrogen in cylinders under pressure play a key role in providing metrological assurance of breath-alcohol analyzers. Participating laboratories: VNIIM and Ukrmetrteststandart. This comparison was carried out in 2014-2015. This supplementary comparison supports CMC claims for: ethanol in the range 50-500 μmol/mol in a matrix of either nitrogen or synthetic air. Results: The results are consistent with the reference values. Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  12. Recruitment Dynamics of the Relict Palm, Jubaea chilensis: Intricate and Pervasive Effects of Invasive Herbivores and Nurse Shrubs in Central Chile.

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    Fleury, Marina; Marcelo, Wara; Vásquez, Rodrigo A; González, Luis Alberto; Bustamante, Ramiro O

    2015-01-01

    Shrubs can have a net positive effect on the recruitment of other species, especially relict species in dry-stressful conditions. We tested the effects of nurse shrubs and herbivory defoliation on performance (survival and growth) of nursery-grown seedlings of the largest living palm, the relict wine palm Jubaea chilensis. During an 18-month period, a total of more than 300 seedlings were exposed to of four possible scenarios produced by independently weakening the effects of nurse shrubs and browsers. The experiment followed a two-way fully factorial design. We found consistent differences in survival between protected and unprotected seedlings (27.5% and 0.7%, respectively), and herbivory had a dramatic and overwhelmingly negative effect on seedling survival. The invasive rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is clearly creating a critical bottleneck in the regeneration process and might, therefore, partially explain the general lack of natural regeneration of wine palms under natural conditions. Apparently biotic filters mediated by ecological interactions are more relevant in the early stages of recruitment than abiotic, at least in invaded sites of central Chile. Our data reveal that plant-plant facilitation relationship may be modulated by plant-animal interactions, specifically by herbivory, a common and widespread ecological interaction in arid and semi-arid environments whose role has been frequently neglected. Treatments that protect young wine palm seedlings are mandatory to enable the seedlings to attain a height at which shoots are no longer vulnerable to browsing. Such protection is an essential first step toward the conservation and reintroduction of this emblematic and threatened species. PMID:26218100

  13. Automated protein motif generation in the structure-based protein function prediction tool ProMOL.

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    Osipovitch, Mikhail; Lambrecht, Mitchell; Baker, Cameron; Madha, Shariq; Mills, Jeffrey L; Craig, Paul A; Bernstein, Herbert J

    2015-12-01

    ProMOL, a plugin for the PyMOL molecular graphics system, is a structure-based protein function prediction tool. ProMOL includes a set of routines for building motif templates that are used for screening query structures for enzyme active sites. Previously, each motif template was generated manually and required supervision in the optimization of parameters for sensitivity and selectivity. We developed an algorithm and workflow for the automation of motif building and testing routines in ProMOL. The algorithm uses a set of empirically derived parameters for optimization and requires little user intervention. The automated motif generation algorithm was first tested in a performance comparison with a set of manually generated motifs based on identical active sites from the same 112 PDB entries. The two sets of motifs were equally effective in identifying alignments with homologs and in rejecting alignments with unrelated structures. A second set of 296 active site motifs were generated automatically, based on Catalytic Site Atlas entries with literature citations, as an expansion of the library of existing manually generated motif templates. The new motif templates exhibited comparable performance to the existing ones in terms of hit rates against native structures, homologs with the same EC and Pfam designations, and randomly selected unrelated structures with a different EC designation at the first EC digit, as well as in terms of RMSD values obtained from local structural alignments of motifs and query structures. This research is supported by NIH grant GM078077. PMID:26573864

  14. Modelling High Resolution Absorption Spectra with ExoMolLine Lists: NH3and CH4

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    Barton, E. J.; Yurchenko, S. N.; Tennyson, J.;

    [1]. For this reason, a smart collaboration has been established between Optical Diagnostics Group at DTU and ExoMol, to combine high resolution spectra measured at elevated temperatures and empirically tuned ab initio methods to produce suitable molecular line lists for modelling molecules in...

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

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

  16. Cruzamientos interpoblacionales en Mytilus chilensis, un bivalvo de importancia comercial y sus efectos sobre el crecimiento en longitud de la valva durante la etapa larval Inter-population breeding in Mytilus chilensis, an economically important bivalve, and its effects on the shell length during the larval stage

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Dos poblaciones naturales de Mytilus chilensis aisladas geográficamente fueron utilizadas para realizar los cruzamientos experimentales en el presente trabajo. En todos los cruzamientos, utilizando un diseño factorial con réplicas, ocurrió fertilización de las ovas, no detectándose diferencias significativas entre los cruzamientos intra e interpoblacionales en cuanto al porcentaje de ovas que desarrollaron larvas al día 4 (P > 0,05. Sin embargo, el porcentaje de larvas anormales al día 4 fue significativamente mayor en los cruzamientos interpoblacionales (P Two geographically separated natural populations of Mytilus chilensis were utilized to carry out the experimental crosses on the present study. In every crossing, using the factorial design with replication, fertilization of eggs occurred without detection of significant differences among inter and intra-population crosses in relation to percentage of eggs developed into larvae at day 4 (P > 0.05. However, the percentage of abnormal larvae at day 4, was significantly higher among inter-population crosses (P < 0.05. The larvae from each cross were placed into a 200 l fiber-glass tank containing 1 µm filtered and U.V. treated fresh sea water, at a density of 100 larvae per ml. A high cell concentration of the micro algae Isochrysis galbana was used as food. Samples for analyzing larval growth were taken from the larval cultures at 4, 10 and 20 days after fertilization. Larval samples were videotyped from a plankton decantation chamber in an inverted microscope fitted with a Pulnex video camera. Selected images were captured for subsequent processing and measurement of each larva using a Scion Image 3.0b PC Software. Significantly differences (P < 0.05 were found in the size of the larvae among the experimental crosses. The sibs from inter-population crosses showed significantly (P < 0.05 higher sizes than those produced by the intra-population crosses. These higher values in the shell

  17. The ExoMol database: molecular line lists for exoplanet and other hot atmospheres

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    Tennyson, Jonathan; Al-Refaie, Ahmed F; Barton, Emma J; Chubb, Katy L; Coles, Phillip A; Diamantopoulou, S; Gorman, Maire N; Hill, Christian; Lam, Aden Z; Lodi, Lorenzo; McKemmish, Laura K; Na, Yueqi; Owens, Alec; Polyansky, Oleg L; Sousa-Silva, Clara; Underwood, Daniel S; Yachmenev, Andrey; Zak, Emil

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    The ExoMol database (www.exomol.com) provides extensive line lists of molecular transitions which are valid over extended temperatures ranges. The status of the current release of the database is reviewed and a new data structure is specified. This structure augments the provision of energy levels (and hence transition frequencies) and Einstein $A$ coefficients with other key properties, including lifetimes of individual states, temperature-dependent cooling functions, Land\\'e $g$-factors, partition functions, cross sections, $k$-coefficients and transition dipoles with phase relations. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of pressure broadening parameters. The new data structure includes a definition file which provides the necessary information for utilities accessing ExoMol through its application programming interface (API). Prospects for the inclusion of new species into the database are discussed.

  18. Pinces moléculaires commutables luminescentes et magnétiques

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    Doistau, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Une famille de pinces moléculaires commutables par coordination métallique basées sur une architecture modulaire de type bis(M-salphen) terpyridine (salphen = N,N’-disalicylidene-o-phenylenediamine) a été synthétisée dans le but de moduler, par un effet mécanique, des propriétés physiques ou chimiques à l’échelle moléculaire. Deux pinces fonctionnalisées par des complexes phosphorescents de platine(II) ont été synthétisées par une approche modulaire. Un mouvement réversible de fermeture et d’...

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

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    Gloria Montenegro; Javiera Díaz-Forestier; Carolina Fredes; Sharon Rodríguez

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    Quillaja saponaria Mol. (Quillajaceae) is one of the most important melliferous species in Chile, mainly as a source of monofloral honey. Honey made by A. mellifera presents biological activity against pathogens and antioxidant capacity associated with the presence of phenolic compounds deriving from the nectar, as a result of bee honey foraging. The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the phenolic compounds from the floral nectar of Q. saponaria and the honey made in apiaries in t...

  20. The ExoMol project: Software for computing large molecular line lists

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    Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, S. N.

    2016-01-01

    The use of variational nuclear motion programs to compute line lists of transition frequencies and intensities is now a standard procedure. The ExoMol project has used this technique to generate line lists for studies of hot bodies such as the atmospheres of exoplanets and cool stars. The resulting line list can be huge: many contain 10 billion or more transitions. This software update considers changes made to our programs during the course of the project to allow for such calculations. This...

  1. Poro Hypo Plastic analysis of the progressive excavation of the Mol URL connecting Gallery

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    Desrues, Jacques; Bésuelle, Pierre; Coll, Cécile; Collin, Frédéric; Li, Xiang Ling

    2006-01-01

    In the framework of a Euratom research program devoted to Nuclear Waste deposition security assessment, a numerical simulation of the excavation of a gallery in the Boom Clay layer at Mol (Belgium) has been performed In order to model the progressive excavation and lining installation process, a special sequence of desactivation/activation of sets of elements was elaborated. In particular, this numerical strategy allowed to take into account the fact that, due to the deformation of the mas...

  2. Incorporation of strontium up to 5 Mol. (% to hydroxyapatite did not affect its cytocompatibility

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to produce hydroxyapatite (HA granules containing 0, 0.5, 1 and 5 mol. (% of strontium (Sr, evaluate the physico-chemical properties and also the cytotoxicity by three different parameters of cell viability (ISO 10993-5, 10993-12. The physico-chemical characterization was carried out by using X-ray diffraction (XRD, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and X-ray fluorescence (XRF. The XRD profile presented the main peaks of HA (JCPDS 860740 and the absorption bands of HA were identified by FTIR. The XRF results showed that the strontium concentration was close to the theoretical value. Regarding the cytotoxicity assays, the incorporation of strontium up to 5 mol. (% to the HA did not affected dehydrogenase activity (XTT, 2,3-bis[2-methyloxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl]-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide, membrane integrity (neutral red uptake or DNA contend (incorporation of crystal violet, in relation to HA alone. In conclusion, hydroxyapatite containing from 0.5 to 5 mol. (% of Sr was successfully produced and presented no cytotoxicity.

  3. The body multiple: ontology in medical practice/ Annemarie Mol. Duke Universtity Press, Durham & London 2002

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    Wentzer, Helle

    2006-01-01

    arteriosklerose er, at sygdommen er noget forskelligt, afhængigt af de lokale sammenhænge den indgår i, heraf titlen: ”Den mangfoldige krop: værensformer i sundhedsfaglig praksis”. Mol sammenfatter forskellige kontekster, hvori betydningen af arteriosklerose kommer til udtryk. I folderen til patienten er...... de lokale praksiser. Kapiteltitlerne ’Coordination’, ’Distribution’ og ’Inclusion’ er Mols begrebslige bidrag til at forstå, hvorledes sammenhænge mellem forskellige praksiser bliver til. En overvejelse jeg gør mig som læser af bogen i en dansk EPJ-kontekst er, hvilke betydning arteriesklerose har i...... praksis, mellem normalitet og patologi, og mellem metode og rationalitet? Teksten gennemgår centrale hovedfigurer i det 20. århundredes svar på spørgsmålene, såsom Parson, Barker, Strathern, Haraway, Pool, Duden, Latour, Goffman, Butler, Foucault , Hirschauer o.a. Mol sammenfatter afslutningsvis at det...

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

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. Boom clay has been selected as a potential host hock formation for the geological disposal of radioactive waste in Belgium. At Mol site, an Underground Research Laboratory (URL) was built at a depth of about 223 m to study the feasibility to dispose the High Level Waste (HLW) in Boom clay formation. Since the construction of the URL about 30 years ago, many thermo-hydro-mechanical experimentations have been carried out around the excavations. The Essen site is located in the north-east of Belgium, about 60 km far from Mol and has been considering as an alternative site. Borehole was drilled at Essen site in order to make fundamental geological, hydraulic, geochemical investigation of Boom clay at that site. Soil cores at different depths were taken for geo-mechanical characterisation. In the present work, the hydro-mechanical behaviour of Boom clay taken from the Essen site was investigated in laboratory and the results were compared with that of the Boom clay taken from the URL at Mol. Four cores of Boom clay were taken at various depths. The identification physical-geotechnical properties such as specific gravity Gs, liquid limit wL, plastic limit wP, plasticity index IP, blue methylene value VBS, and carbonate content (CaCO3) are shown. In addition, some properties corresponding to its initial state (water content wi and void ratio e0) are equally shown. It can be noted that the soils from the two sites present similar physical-geotechnical properties. The only difference lies in the initial void ratio: the Boom clay at Essen presents a larger void ratio. Different mechanical tests have been run. First, oedometer tests were performed in order to study the compressibility and the permeability of the soil. Loading and unloading paths were followed in steps for a wide range of vertical stress (from 0.05 to 32 MPa). The compression index Cc and the swelling index Cs as well as the pre-consolidation stress σv0 were

  5. Temperature-Dependent Sellmeier Equation for 1.0 mol% Mg-Doped Stoichiometric Lithium Tantalate

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    WENG Wen-Le; LIU You-Wen; ZHANG Xiao-Qi

    2008-01-01

    @@ We propose new coefficients for the Sellmeier equations of 1.0mol% Mg-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3. The extraordinary refractive indices for the wavelength range 0.5-4.0#m and for temperature 30-170℃ are based on measured data derived from quasi-phase-matched (QPM) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and second-harmonic generation (SHG) based on periodically poled Mg-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3 with a pump wavelength of 1064 nm. The corrected refractive indices are in good agreement with our experimental data obtained from QPM OPO and SHG pumped at 1064 μm at different temperatures.

  6. Synthesis and densification of Zr O2:11% mol Ce O2 nano metric powders

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    Zirconia ceramics containing 11 mol% ceria have been synthesized by the coprecipitation technique. The purpose of this investigation was twofold: to obtain highly sinterable powders and to simplify that technique avoiding intermediate processing steps like milling, sieving, and crystallization, or even the use of special drying procedures. Specimens have been prepared using different processing parameters in order to optimize them from the sintering point of view. Solid solutions with an equivalent spherical diameter of 11 nm have been obtained. Cylindrical pellets with apparent densities 98% of the theoretical value, 100% tetragonal phase, and average grain size approximately 500 nm, have been obtained after sintering at 1500 deg C /2 h. (author)

  7. Migration experiments in the underground facility at Mol to validate safety assessment model

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    To validate predictive calculations for the migration of water (HTO) in a deep clay formation a large scale in-situ migration experiment has been set up in the underground facility installed in the Boom clay at the Mol site. A piezometernest containing several filters at 1 m intervals is emplaced in a single borehole drilled from the gallery of the underground laboratory. Tritiated water is injected through one of the filters and its migration is followed by sampling the porewater in the neighbouring filters. The results obtained since the start of the experiment two years ago are compared with the predicted values. 5 figs., 4 refs

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

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    Muñoz-Caro, Guillermo Manuel

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

  9. Improving the radionuclide Inventory Determination of the Irradiated Graphite from BR1 in Mol

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    Nijst, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    The Belgian Reactor 1 (BR1) operational since 1956 at SCK'CEN in Mol, is the oldest research reactor in Belgium. It is a graphite-moderated and air-cooled reactor fuelled with natural metallic uranium. The active core consists of a 6.66 x 6.84 x 6.84 m3 graphite matrix, built by stacking squared-base prismatic graphite blocks (~14500), yielding a total mass of 492 tons. The BR1 is supposed to continue its operation for several decades; however it is necessary to already make studies abou...

  10. Evaluation of phase relations in weld overlays of 316, 309MoL and SKWAM

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    Stenarson, Fredrik; Tibblin, Fritjof

    2013-01-01

    AREVA NP Uddcomb AB wants to replace the material used for a specific valve seat used in boiling water reactors, BWR. Their solution is a weld overlay of different stainless steels composed of two buffer layers of the steel 309 MoL followed by two layers of the filler material SKWAM welded on type 316 stainless steel or carbon steel. The report focuses on the long term structural effects in the weld overlay due to the operating temperature in BWRs, in this case 270 °C. To investigate the ther...

  11. The irradiation experiment Mol-18/1A1 of the SNR operational transient program

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    The irradiation experiment Mol-18/1Al is the first test of this series in the operational transient program of the German Fast Breeder Project. After extensive testing of the loop and its circuits a KNK II-type fuel pin has been subjected to various power ramps up to 140% nominal and power transients up to 160% nominal power in the 10 sec time scale. In the report, after a short description of the operational transient program, the experiment is presented from loop construction over irradiation in the BR 2 until post irradiation examination and theoretical analysis. (orig./RF)

  12. Composición y vida útil de carne cocida de cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis proveniente del archipiélago de Juan Fernández, Chile Composition and shelf life of golden crab (Chaceon chilensis cooked meat from Juan Fernandez archipelago, Chile

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    Antonio Cifuentes de la T.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la composición química, rendimiento de carne, las características sensoriales y la perecibilidad del crustáceo no explotado cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis, del archipiélago de Juan Fernández. Se determinó el contenido proteico, lípidos, cenizas, humedad, bases volátiles totales (BVT, amoníaco e indol. Cangrejos dorados se sometieron a cocción en agua potable hirviendo y posteriormente se dividieron en 2 grupos: a carne separada en forma manual y almacenada a temperatura entre 4 a 6ºC, y b cangrejos enteros almacenados a la misma temperatura de 4 a 6ºC. La evaluación sensorial se realizó a través de un grupo de panelistas semi-entrenados los cuales evaluaron las características organolépticas: olor, textura, sabor y color. De acuerdo a los resultados, la especie posee una composición proximal similar a la de jaiba común (Homalaspis plana; su rendimiento en carne total alcanza al 25,1%, correspondiendo a las pinzas, en proporción, el mayor porcentaje. La vida útil de la carne cocida y almacenada a temperatura de refrigeración fue de 3-4 días. La carne extraída desde cangrejos enteros almacenados en las mismas condiciones de temperatura tuvo una duración de 5-6 días. En ambos casos, las BVT fueron el índice químico más representativo de la variación de calidad. En conformidad a la aceptabilidad sensorial, rendimientos y perecibilidad, la especie presenta perspectivas comerciales similares a las de la especie jaiba comúnChemical composition, meat yield, and shelf-life of under utilized crustacean "golden crab" (Chaceon chilensis from Juan Fernandez archipelago were determined. Proteins, lipids, ash, moisture content, total volatile bases (TVBN, ammonia and indol were determined. Golden crab was cooked in boiling water and then divided in two groups: a In sample 1, meat was removed by hand after boiling and then stored at 4-6ºC; b In sample 2 whole cooked crab was stored at the same temperature

  13. Factores que afectan la distribución circular del muérdago sin hojas Tristerix aphyllus (Loranthaceae sobre el cacto Echinopsis chilensis Factors affecting the circular distribution of the leafless mistletoe Tristerix aphyllus (Loranthaceae on the cactus Echinopsis chilensis

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    CAREZZA BOTTO-MAHAN

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Describimos el patrón de emergencia del muérdago holoparásito Tristerix aphyllus desde su cacto hospedador Echinopsis chilensis en un ecosistema semiárido de Chile. La distribución circular de las inflorescencias del parásito difirió significativamente de una distribución uniforme basada en un proceso aleatorio. Cuantificamos la distribución circular de las semillas defecadas sobre la superficie del cacto por el mímido Mimus thenca, el único ave responsable de la dispersión del muérdago. Nuestros datos no sostuvieron la idea de una deposición de semillas direccional por parte del ave. Para someter a prueba la hipótesis que la distribución circular observada es atribuible a una sobrevivencia diferencial de las semillas debido a variación térmica entre micrositios, infectamos cactos con semillas de T. aphyllus cada 30º y evaluamos la temperatura asociada a cada ángulo. Aun cuando las semillas ubicadas en ángulos con mayor exposición solar presentaron la menor formación de disco haustorial, esta variación en mortalidad no fue suficiente para dar cuenta de la polaridad angular observada. No obstante, las inflorescencias de T. aphyllus que emergieron 17 meses después de la infección experimental, revelaron estadígrafos circulares indistinguibles de aquellos observados en la situación natural. La inspección de la estructura anatómica en dos ángulos opuestos de la cactácea reveló diferencias en la constitución de la epidermis, observándose un espesor en promedio cuatro veces mayor en las muestras orientadas hacia el norte que en las orientadas hacia el sur debido a la formación de corteza altamente lignificada. Sugerimos que la formación de corteza es probablemente el factor más importante en determinar la distribución circular sesgada de T. aphyllusWe describe the pattern of emergence of the holoparasitic mistletoe Tristerix aphyllus from its cactus host Echinopsis chilensis in a semiarid Chilean ecosystem. The

  14. Formation of a 25 mol% Fe2O3-Al2O3 solid solution prepared by ball milling

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    Jiang, Jianzhong; Mørup, Steen; Linderoth, Søren

    1996-01-01

    The phase transformation process of a 25 mol% Fe2O3-Al2O3 powder mixture during high-energy ball milling has been studied by x-ray diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy. A metastable solid solution of 25 mol % Fe2O3 in Al2O3 with corundum structure has successfully been prepared after a milling...

  15. A new value for mol percent guanine + cytosine of DNA for the salmonid fish pathogen Renibacterium salmoninarum.

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    Banner, C R; Rohovec, J S; Fryer, J L

    1991-03-15

    The mol% G + C of DNA extracted from seven different isolates of Renibacterium salmoninarum was determined. Organisms studied were from selected geographical areas (U.S.A., Canada, England and France) and were isolated from five different species of salmonid fish. The mol% G + C was determined to be 55.5, higher than the currently reported value of 53. PMID:2044940

  16. Exploring conformational space using a mean field technique with MOLS sampling

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    P Arun Prasad; V Kanagasabai; J Arunachalam; N Gautham

    2007-08-01

    The computational identification of all the low energy structures of a peptide given only its sequence is not an easy task even for small peptides, due to the multiple-minima problem and combinatorial explosion. We have developed an algorithm, called the MOLS technique, that addresses this problem, and have applied it to a number of different aspects of the study of peptide and protein structure. Conformational studies of oligopeptides, including loop sequences in proteins have been carried out using this technique. In general the calculations identified all the folds determined by previous studies, and in addition picked up other energetically favorable structures. The method was also used to map the energy surface of the peptides. In another application, we have combined the MOLS technique, using it to generate a library of low energy structures of an oligopeptide, with a genetic algorithm to predict protein structures. The method has also been applied to explore the conformational space of loops in protein structures. Further, it has been applied to the problem of docking a ligand in its receptor site, with encouraging results.

  17. MegaMol--A Prototyping Framework for Particle-Based Visualization.

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    Grottel, Sebastian; Krone, Michael; Muller, Christoph; Reina, Guido; Ertl, Thomas

    2015-02-01

    Visualization applications nowadays not only face increasingly larger datasets, but have to solve increasingly complex research questions. They often require more than a single algorithm and consequently a software solution will exceed the possibilities of simple research prototypes. Well-established systems intended for such complex visual analysis purposes have usually been designed for classical, mesh-based graphics approaches. For particle-based data, however, existing visualization frameworks are too generic - e.g. lacking possibilities for consistent low-level GPU optimization for high-performance graphics - and at the same time are too limited - e.g. by enforcing the use of structures suboptimal for some computations. Thus, we developed the system softwareMegaMol for visualization research on particle-based data. On the one hand, flexible data structures and functional module design allow for easy adaption to changing research questions, e.g. studying vapors in thermodynamics, solid material in physics, or complex functional macromolecules like proteins in biochemistry. Therefore, MegaMol is designed as a development framework. On the other hand, common functionality for data handling and advanced rendering implementations are available and beneficial for all applications. We present several case studies of work implemented using our system as well as a comparison to other freely available or open source systems. PMID:26357030

  18. Development and characterization of 5% mol Zn bioceramic in granular form

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    Ingrid Russoni de Lima

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Hydroxyapatite (HA is capable of accepting substitute ions within its lattice, including zinc ions. Zinc is a trace element that activates the osteogenesis of osteoblastic cells and therefore plays an important role in the activity of alkaline phosphatase enzyme. The purpose of this work was to produce and characterize 5% mol Zn bioceramic in granular form (Zn-granules for clinical applications and compare it with granules made from HA by using the same production route. Granules with addition of porogen agents were produced from powders of HA and zinc-containing HA by uniaxial pressing and heat treatment. The granules were subsequently ground and sieved. The results indicated that zinc contributed to the reduction of sample crystallinity and formed a biphasic structure after calcination at 1200 °C. Additionally, zinc release from granular material may have clinical applications as bone graft.

  19. GTKDynamo: a PyMOL plug-in for QC/MM hybrid potential simulations.

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    Bachega, José Fernando R; Timmers, Luís Fernando S M; Assirati, Lucas; Bachega, Leonardo R; Field, Martin J; Wymore, Troy

    2013-09-30

    Hybrid quantum chemical/molecular mechanical (QCMM) potentials are very powerful tools for molecular simulation. They are especially useful for studying processes in condensed phase systems, such as chemical reactions that involve a relatively localized change in electronic structure and where the surrounding environment contributes to these changes but can be represented with more computationally efficient functional forms. Despite their utility, however, these potentials are not always straightforward to apply since the extent of significant electronic structure changes occurring in the condensed phase process may not be intuitively obvious. To facilitate their use, we have developed an open-source graphical plug-in, GTKDynamo that links the PyMOL visualization program and the pDynamo QC/MM simulation library. This article describes the implementation of GTKDynamo and its capabilities and illustrates its application to QC/MM simulations. PMID:24137667

  20. MOL1D: a general purpose subroutine package for the numerical solution of partial differential equations

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    MOL1D is a FORTRAN subroutine package for the method of lines solution for systems of initial-boundary-value partial differential equations in one space dimension. Using the package, a programer with limited experience in numerical analysis can accurately solve linear and nonlinear hyperbolic equations with or without discontinuities, linear and nonlinear parabolic equations (including those arising in reaction-diffusion equations), and elliptic boundary-value problems when posed as the stable time-independent solution of a parabolic equation. Systems are handled as easily as single equations, and a wide variety of boundary conditions can be accommodated, including most that arise in applications. The major advantage of the package is that initial-value problems can be solved accurately with a minimum of programing effort and with moderate computer cost. 4 figures, 1 table

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

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

  2. In-situ chemical osmosis experiment in boom clay at the underground research laboratory of Mol

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    Clay rich layers have traditionally been regarded as natural protective covers in regional aquifers because of their low permeability. In the absence of water conducting features, these deposits provide the low flow environment required for waste containment. Comprehensive understanding of the physical and chemical processes that control water and solute transport through low permeability argillaceous formations and to the environment is a key factor for assessing their suitability as host rocks. The Boom Clay, an over consolidated marine Oligocene deposit, is considered as a potential host rock for radioactive waste disposal. For more than two decades, extensive hydraulic and hydrochemical research has been carried out in the Boom Clay at the HADES Underground Research Laboratory (URL) in Mol (Belgium). The main objective of the experiments conducted at the HADES URL has been to characterize the in-situ hydrogeological conditions, to determine the hydraulic parameters, and to study the mechanisms controlling the chemistry and the composition of the Boom Clay pore water. (authors)

  3. Génétique moléculaire, 1993-2003

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    Chambon, Pierre

    2016-01-01

    Résumé de l’activité scientifique Les travaux effectués au cours de l’année écoulée, dans le cadre de l’équipe que je co-dirige à l’IGBMC avec le Dr. Daniel Metzger, ont porté comme les années précédentes sur le rôle joué par les voies de signalisation faisant intervenir la superfamille des récepteurs nucléaires. D’intéressants résultats, certains en collaboration avec des chercheurs français ou étrangers, ont été obtenus concernant la compréhension des mécanismes moléculaires et cellulaires ...

  4. Genetic variability of bottle gourd Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standley and its morphological characterization by multivariate analysis

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    Mladenović Emina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A wide range of bottle gourd Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standley germplasm was collected from different parts of the world. Genetic resource preservation and determination of genetic variability was carried out as a foundation for future breeding work. The germplasm diversity collected in Serbia is a result of its adaptation to diverse ecological conditions and farmers’ selection in accordance with their preference and ethnobotanical utilization. The broad intraspecific variation of the plant, fruit and seed morphology is a direct result of the research carried out. Principal component analysis (PCA of L. siceraria with 13 quantitative traits showed continuous variation among accessions, primarily due to fruit and seed size and shape. The evident reduction in trait variation is a direct result of the preference for ornamental use that favored certain shapes and sizes of the fruit, which has not significantly changed over the centuries.

  5. DAMPAK APLIKASI EKSTRAK BEBERAPA JENIS MOL (MIKRO ORGANISME LOKAL) SEBAGAI INSEKTISIDA NABATI TERHADAP POPULASI HAMA UTAMA KEDELAI DAN MUSUH ALAMINYA

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    P.Saranga, Annie; Nurariaty Agus; Ahdin Gassa; Fatahuddin

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    Penelitiandalambentukpercobaanbertujuanuntukmengetahuidampakaplikasiekstraktigajenistumbuhanyaknidaunnimba, buahMengkududandauntembelekan (L,camara) Masing-masingbahantumbuhandihaluskankemudiandifermentasi ( dibuat MOL) kemudiandibandingkandenganekstraktanpafermentasiuntukdijadikaninsektisidanabatiterhadappopulasihamautamakedelaidanmusuhalaminyatelahdilaksanakan di KebunPercobaanBalaiPenelitianSerealiaMarosdanlaboratorium Hama danPenyakitTumbuhanFakultasPertanianUniversitasHasanuddinmulai M...

  6. Absorption Behavior of Anion Exchange Resin to Minimal Plutonium in 3 to 4 mol/L Nitric Acid Medium

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    <正>The acidity of liquor in the process of plutonium purification using extraction method is 3 to 4 mol/L and liquor contains minimal plutonium of certain concentration, the reclamation of plutonium is usually

  7. molSimplify: A toolkit for automating discovery in inorganic chemistry.

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    Ioannidis, Efthymios I; Gani, Terry Z H; Kulik, Heather J

    2016-08-15

    We present an automated, open source toolkit for the first-principles screening and discovery of new inorganic molecules and intermolecular complexes. Challenges remain in the automatic generation of candidate inorganic molecule structures due to the high variability in coordination and bonding, which we overcome through a divide-and-conquer tactic that flexibly combines force-field preoptimization of organic fragments with alignment to first-principles-trained metal-ligand distances. Exploration of chemical space is enabled through random generation of ligands and intermolecular complexes from large chemical databases. We validate the generated structures with the root mean squared (RMS) gradients evaluated from density functional theory (DFT), which are around 0.02 Ha/au across a large 150 molecule test set. Comparison of molSimplify results to full optimization with the universal force field reveals that RMS DFT gradients are improved by 40%. Seamless generation of input files, preparation and execution of electronic structure calculations, and post-processing for each generated structure aids interpretation of underlying chemical and energetic trends. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:27364957

  8. Synthesis and Properties of La2O3-Doped 8 mol% Yttria-Stabilized Cubic Zirconia

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    Aktas, Bulent; Tekeli, Suleyman; Salman, Serdar

    2014-01-01

    In this study, 8 mol% yttria-stabilized cubic zirconia (8YSZ) powder as a matrix material and 0-15 wt.% La2O3 powder as an additive were used to determine the effect of La2O3 addition and its amount on the phase stability, microstructure, sintering, and mechanical properties of 8YSZ. Colloidal processing was used to mix the powders uniformly and to obtain a homogenous microstructure. XRD results showed the existence of only a cubic crystal structure for 1 and 5 wt.% La2O3 addition amounts. However, La2Zr2O7 with a hexagonal and cubic crystal structure was observed in 8YSZ specimens doped with 10 and 15 wt.% La2O3. Further, up to 5 wt.% La2O3 was completely dissolved in the crystal structure of the specimens; however, above 5 wt.%, La2O3 reacted with 8YSZ at high temperatures and formed pyrochloric La2Zr2O7. Grain size measurements revealed that the grain size of 8YSZ increased up to 1 wt.% La2O3 addition, and then decreased beyond this amount. The hardness and fracture toughness of 8YSZ decreased and increased, respectively, with the increasing La2O3 amount.

  9. Differential adaptations in nursery seedlings from diverse Chilean provenances of Peumus boldus Mol.

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    Magni CR

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Seed germination, seedling growth and biomass allocation of the endemic species Peumus boldus Mol. (Boldo were studied in four provenances (two northern and two southern provenances from central Chile. Seeds collected from five different mother plants for each provenance were sowed in plastic pots and placed in an ambient nursery. Germinated seeds were transplanted to 130-mL containers and cultivated under nursery conditions during one growing season. Germination capacity, seed weight, morphological traits of seedlings (root collar diameter, height, number of leaves, foliar area, root length, their biomass allocation pattern (dry mass of leaves, shoots and roots and survival were analyzed. Results showed significant differences among provenances and mother plants for most traits. Northern provenances showed slower germination, smaller size, higher root biomass, lesser leaf area, and higher survival, while seedlings from southern provenances were taller, with more body mass, larger leaf area and lower root biomass. We concluded that northern provenances of Peamus boldus are more tolerant to drought and therefore are suitable for ecological restoration of drought-prone Mediterranean sites, while the use of southern provenances must be restricted to restoration of more humid environments.

  10. ExoMol molecular line lists - XIII: The spectrum of CaO

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N; Asari, Usama; Vasilios, Marcus; Hill, Christian; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    An accurate line list for calcium oxide is presented covering transitions between all bound ro-vibronic levels from the five lowest electronic states \\X, \\Ap, \\A, \\astate, and \\bstate. The ro-vibronic energies and corresponding wavefunctionts were obtained by solving the fully coupled Schr\\"{o}dinger equation. \\textit{Ab initio} potential energy, spin-orbit, and electronic angular momentum curves were refined by fitting to the experimental frequencies and experimentally derived energies available in the literature. Using our refined model we could (i) reassign the vibronic states for a large portion of the experimentally derived energies [van Groenendael A., Tudorie M., Focsa C., Pinchemel B., Bernath P. F., 2005, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 234, 255], (ii) extended this list of energies to $J=79-118$ and (iii) suggest a new description of the resonances from the \\A--\\X\\ system. We used high level \\textit{ab initio} electric dipole moments reported previously [Khalil H., Brites V., Le Quere F., Leonard C., 2011, Chem...

  11. MolDiA: a novel molecular diversity analysis tool. 1. Principles and architecture.

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    Maldonado, Ana G; Doucet, Jean-Pierre; Petitjean, Michel; Fan, Bo-Tao

    2007-01-01

    We introduce the principles and the architecture of a user-friendly software named MOLDIA (Molecular Diversity Analysis) which aims to the comparison of diverse molecular data sets through an XML structured database of predefined fragments. The MOLDIA descriptors are composed of complex fingerprint-like structures, which enclose not only structural information but also physicochemical property data. The system architecture includes the use of customizable weights on molecular descriptors and different choices of similarity/diversity measures to analyze the given data sets. Intermolecular comparisons using Ullmann's algorithm were optimized by the use of fuzzy logic, generic atoms, and a whole system of chemical graph analysis. We have found that customizing the similarity/diversity computation using structural and/or properties weights and choosing the level of fuzziness of the molecular comparison allow the user to adapt the tool to particular needs and increases the possibilities of MolDiA applications. The implementation of XML Web technologies has proven to improve and ease the extraction, processing, and analysis of chemical information. PMID:17979264

  12. Antifungal and antibacterial activities of Araucaria araucana (Mol.) K. Koch heartwood lignans.

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    Céspedes, Carlos L; Avila, J Guillermo; García, Ana M; Becerra, José; Flores, Cristian; Aqueveque, Pedro; Bittner, Magalis; Hoeneisen, Maritza; Martinez, Miguel; Silva, Mario

    2006-01-01

    Five lignans (secoisolariciresinol, pinoresinol, eudesmin, lariciresinol, and lariciresinol-4-methyl ether) were isolated from an MeOH extract from Araucaria araucana (Mol.) K. Koch wood for the first time in this species and their structures determined with spectroscopic methods. The antimicrobial activities of these compounds were determined for the bacteria Citrobacter sp., Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and for the white rooting and staining fungi Mucor miehei, Paecilomyces variotii, Ceratocystis pilifera, Trametes versicolor, and Penicillium notatum, and in addition, the MeOH extract was evaluated against Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Fusarium moniliforme, F. sporotrichum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The most sensitive bacteria against pinoresinol were the Gram-positive. However, secoisolariciresinol exhibited a significant antifungal activity on fungi of white rooting and wood staining and this compound completely inhibited the mycelial growth of T. versicolor and C. pilifera at 300 and 400 microg per disc, respectively, whereas pinoresinol showed a moderate inhibitory activity. On the other hand, the MeOH extract had the highest activity against rooting and staining and pathogenic fungi as well as T. versicolor, Fusarium spp. and Trichophyton mentagrophytes, inhibiting completely the growth at 400 microg per disc. PMID:16610214

  13. The ExoMol project: Software for computing large molecular line lists

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    Tennyson, Jonathan

    2016-01-01

    The use of variational nuclear motion programs to compute line lists of transition frequencies and intensities is now a standard procedure. The ExoMol project has used this technique to generate line lists for studies of hot bodies such as the atmospheres of exoplanets and cool stars. The resulting line list can be huge: many contain 10 billion or more transitions. This software update considers changes made to our programs during the course of the project to allow for such calculations. This update considers three programs: {\\sc Duo} which computed vibronic spectra for diatomics, {\\sc DVR3D} which computes rotation-vibration spectra for triatomics, and {\\sc TROVE} which computes rotation-vibration spectra for general polyatomic systems. Important updates in functionality include the calculation of quasibound (resonance) states and Land\\'e $g$-factors by {\\sc Duo} and the calculation of resonance states by {\\sc DVR3D}. Significant algorithmic improvements are reported for both {\\sc DVR3D} and {\\sc TROVE}. All...

  14. La dieta y la fauna de parásitos metazoos del torito Bovichthys chilensis Regan 1914 (Pisces: Bovichthydae en la costa de Chile centro-sur: variaciones geográficas y ontogenéticas Diet and metazoan parasite fauna of the thornfish Bovichthys chilensis Regan 1914 (Pisces: Bovichthydae on the coast of central-south Chile: geographical and ontogenetic variations

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    GABRIELA MUÑOZ

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    Full Text Available Conocer qué, cuánto, cuándo y dónde comen y viven los hospedadores permitiría complementar los estudios parasitarios, ya que la transmisión de los endoparásitos está estrechamente ligada a la dieta, y la de los ectoparásitos al uso del hábitat. Por esto, se describen y comparan la composición y características cuantitativas de la dieta y de las infracomunidades de parásitos metazoos del torito Bovichthys chilensis con datos obtenidos de 108 ejemplares juveniles recolectados desde la zona intermareal de cuatro localidades de la costa de Chile (entre 33º y 40º S, y de 14 adultos recolectados desde el submareal somero de una quinta localidad (36º S, y se discute los resultados a la luz de los cambios ontogenéticos en el nicho de este huésped. Cerca del 70 % de los ejemplares tenía contenido alimentario, en el que se distinguieron 25 ítems presa, de los cuales sólo uno era compartido entre juveniles y adultos. La dieta de los toritos juveniles estuvo compuesta principalmente por anfípodos y la de los adultos por crustáceos decápodos. Cerca de un 40 % de los toritos albergaba un total de 624 parásitos en los que se reconocieron 16 taxa, y sólo cuatro eran compartidos entre juveniles y adultos. En los toritos juveniles muestreados en las cuatro localidades había baja y similar intensidad total, riqueza y diversidad parasitarias, y variaciones geográficas significativas en la prevalencia total, composición de la dieta y de las infracomunidades de parásitos. La falta de una relación clara entre la composición de la dieta y del parasitismo en los toritos juveniles puede deberse a que las parasitosis son necesariamente recientes, y a que pueden haber grandes diferencias en el tiempo de residencia de presas y parásitos en el tracto digestivo. En los toritos adultos hubo mayor prevalencia, intensidad y diversidad de parásitos que en los juveniles de una localidad cercana. Se requieren más estudios, en especial en la

  15. ExoMol molecular line lists - XIII. The spectrum of CaO

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Blissett, Audra; Asari, Usama; Vasilios, Marcus; Hill, Christian; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2016-03-01

    An accurate line list for calcium oxide is presented covering transitions between all bound ro-vibronic levels from the five lowest electronic states X 1Σ+, A' 1Π, A 1Σ+, a 3Π, and b 3Σ+. The ro-vibronic energies and corresponding wavefunctions were obtained by solving the fully coupled Schrödinger equation. Ab initio potential energy, spin-orbit, and electronic angular momentum curves were refined by fitting to the experimental frequencies and experimentally derived energies available in the literature. Using our refined model we could (1) reassign the vibronic states for a large portion of the experimentally derived energies (van Groenendael A., Tudorie M., Focsa C., Pinchemel B., Bernath P. F., 2005, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 234, 255), (2) extended this list of energies to J = 61-118 and (3) suggest a new description of the resonances from the A 1Σ+-X 1Σ+ system. We used high level ab initio electric dipole moments reported previously (Khalil H., Brites V., Le Quere F., Leonard C., 2011, Chem. Phys., 386, 50) to compute the Einstein A coefficients. Our work is the first fully coupled description of this system. Our line list is the most complete catalogue of spectroscopic transitions available for 40Ca16O and is applicable for temperatures up to at least 5000 K. CaO has yet to be observed astronomically but its transitions are characterized by being particularly strong which should facilitate its detection. The CaO line list is made available in an electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at www.exomol.com.

  16. International comparison CCQM-K82: methane in air at ambient level (1800 to 2200) nmol/mol

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    Flores, Edgar; Viallon, Joële; Choteau, Tiphaine; Moussay, Philippe; Wielgosz, Robert I.; Kang, Namgoo; Kim, Byung Moon; Zalewska, Ewelina; H van der Veen, Adriaan (A. M.; Konopelko, Leonid; Wu, Hai; Han, Qiao; Rhoderick, George; Guenther, Franklin R.; Watanabe, Takuro; Shimosaka, Takuya; Kato, Kenji; Hall, Brad; Brewer, Paul

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    The CCQM-K82 comparison was designed to evaluate the degrees of equivalence of NMI capabilities for methane in air primary reference mixtures in the range (1800 to 2200) nmol/mol. The balance gas for the standards was either scrubbed dry real air or synthetic air. CH4 in air standards have been produced by a number of laboratories for many years, with more recent developments focused on standards at atmospheric measurement concentrations and aimed at obtaining agreement between independently produced standards. A comparison of the differences in primary gas standards for methane in air was previously performed in 2003 (CCQM-P41 Greenhouse gases. 1 and 2) with a standard deviation of results around the reference value of 30 nmol/mol and 10 nmol/mol for a more limited set of standards. This can be contrasted with the level of agreement required from field laboratories routinely measuring atmospheric methane levels, set by Data Quality Objectives (DQO) established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to reflect the scientifically desirable level of compatibility for CH4 measurements at the global scale, currently set at 2 nmol/mol (1 sigma). The measurements of this key comparison took place from May 2012 to June 2012. Eight laboratories took part in this comparison coordinated by the BIPM and NIST. Key comparison reference values were calculated based on Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy Measurements performed at the BIPM, combined with participant's gravimetric values to identify a consistent set of standards. Regression analysis allowed predicted values for each standard to be calculated which acted as the KCRVs. In this comparison reported standard uncertainties by participants ranged from 0.50 nmol/mol to 2.4 nmol/mol and the uncertainties of individual KCRVs ranged from 0.68 nmol/mol to 0.71 nmol/mol. The standard deviation of the ensemble of standards about the KCRV value was 1.70 nmol/mol. This represents a greater than tenfold improvement in the level

  17. Processing of low-level and intermediate-level radioactive wastes from the nuclear power plant Muehleberg at Mol

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    Between October 1986 and April 1987 two contracts were concluded between the nuclear power plant Muehleberg and the German firm Transnuklear GmbH for the processing of low-level and intermediate-level radioactive wastes from Muehleberg in the incineration facility at Mol in Belgium. In the contracts, transport of the wastes to Mol and back was included. According to the contracts the maximum admissible surface dose rate of the containers enclosing the wastes was 3000 mR/h. The actual maximum value of the surface dose rate was 1800 mR/h. On January 8, 1988, Swiss press published a statement to the effect that those wastes having a surface dose rate of more than 200 mR/h cannot be processed at Mol and must be transported back to Switzerland. Three representatives of Muehleberg visited Mol to discuss the conflicting information. The result of their inquiries was that the processing and transport of foreign wastes at Mol are currently suspended due to the irregularities associated with Transnuklear. Neither the safety nor the operation of the Muehleberg facility are jeopardized through the incident

  18. Phase transformation and wear studies of plasma sprayed yttria stabilized zirconia coatings containing various mol% of yttria

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    Plasma sprayable grade zirconia powders doped with various mol% of yttria (0, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 mol%) were synthesized by a chemical co-precipitation route. The coprecipitation conditions were adjusted such that the powders possessed good flowability in the as calcined condition and thus avoiding the agglomeration step like spray drying. Identical plasma spray parameters were used for plasma spraying all the powders on stainless steel plates. The powders and plasma sprayed coatings were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Zirconia powders are susceptible to phase transformations when subjected to very high temperatures during plasma spraying and XRD is insensitive to the presence of some non crystalline phases and hence Raman spectroscopy was used as an important tool. The microstructure of the plasma sprayed coatings showed a bimodal distribution containing fully melted and unmelted zones. The microhardness and wear resistance of the plasma sprayed coatings were determined. Among the plasma sprayed coatings, 3 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia coating containing pure tetragonal zirconia showed the highest wear resistance. - Research Highlights: → Preparation plasma sprayable YSZ powders without any agglomeration process and plasma spraying → Phase transformation studies of plasma sprayed YSZ coatings by XRD and Raman spectroscopy → Microstructure of the plasma sprayed coatings exhibited bimodal distribution → Plasma sprayed 3 mol% YSZ coating exhibited the highest wear resistance → Higher wear resistance is due to the higher fracture toughness of tetragonal 3 mol% YSZ phase

  19. Sobre el magnetisme de molècules d’alt espín i materials nanoporosos

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    Domingo Marimon, Neus

    2005-01-01

    [cat] En aquest treball de tesi doctoral es presenta l’estudi del magnetisme de diferents materials de naturalesa metal•lorgànica emmarcats en diferents famílies. Per un cantó, tenim molècules d’alt espí amb anisotropia magnètica uniaxial negativa. Aquesta anisotropia genera una barrera d’energia en aquestes molècules que impedeix al moment magnètic girar lliurement i l’orienta de forma preferent en una direcció de l’espai. El moment magnètic pot canviar el seu sentit d’orientació superant la...

  20. Possível parentesco entre as moléstias familiares com lesões predominantes na medula e moléstias familiares com lesões no neurônio periférico

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    Paulino W. Longo

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    Full Text Available Os AA., depois de descreverem em linhas gerais as características da atrofia muscular progressiva e familiar tipo Charcot-Marie-Tooth, assinalam suas semelhanças com as atrofias musculares tipo Dejerine-Sottas e Werdnig-Hoffmann. Chamam atenção a seguir para a tendência, aliás já antiga de se reunir as moléstias familiares clássicas em um só grupo, pois as formas de transição entre umas e outras são bastante frequentes. A êsse respeito lembram que Austregésilo, desde 1918, defendeu essa teoria com abundância de documentação, procurando reuni-las em tôrno do que êle chama grande família hipotrófica cuja entidade central é a moléstia de Friedreich. A contribuição que trazem ao assunto é a observação de tres irmãos, membros de uma família em cujos ancestrais já havia sido assinalada paraplegia progressiva, e que apresentam o quadro neurológico típico da moléstia Charcot-Marie-Tooth, acrescido, num deles, de um síndromo piramidal bilateral (reflexos profundos exaltados, clonus da rótula e pés, sinal de Babinski e em outro, de exaltação dos reflexos patelares. Esta associação, em uma moléstia familiar degenerativa do neurônio periférico, de um quadro degenerativo cordonal, é mais um argumento favorável à unidade nosológica de todas estas moléstias familiares sistematizadas.

  1. Efecto del Compost de Biosólidos en la producción de plantines de Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera Effect of Biosolids Compost on seedling production of Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera

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    Gustavo Basil

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La utilización de compost de residuos urbanos como sustrato en contenedores es una alternativa interesante a nivel económico y ambiental, dado que reduciría el uso de turba y «tierra negra» en la producción de plantines, y la disposición de residuos en vertederos. En el presente trabajo se estudió el efecto de 0, 30 y 50% de compost de biosólidos en el crecimiento inicial (primer año de ciprés de la cordillera, y el efecto durante los dos años siguientes de un tratamiento único con 50% de compost en el crecimiento posterior y el estado nutricional de los plantines. Se determinó diámetro y altura a 18, 25 y 37 meses, biomasa aérea y radicular a 25 y 37 meses, y concentración foliar de C, N, P, K, Ca y Mg a 37 meses. A pesar de que los tres tratamientos iniciales fueron homogeneizados al año en un único tratamiento con 50% de compost, se encontraron diferencias significativas de diámetro, altura y biomasa aérea y radicular entre los tratamientos originales en todas las fechas analizadas, correspondiendo los mayores valores a los tratamientos con compost. Al finalizar el ensayo, las concentraciones foliares de nutrientes fueron muy similares en todos los plantines, excepto Mg que fue mayor en el tratamiento original con 50% de compost. Los resultados muestran la importancia de los primeros meses de crecimiento en el desarrollo posterior de los plantines de ciprés y el valor potencial de los compost de biosólidos como sustrato para la producción de esta especie en contenedores.Using composts of urban waste, including biosolids, as substrates for containerized plant production is a sound economic and environmental alternative, since it could reduce the use of peat- and «black earth»-based media, and the disposal of organic wastes in landfills. The objectives of this work were to study the effect of 0, 30 and 50% biosolids compost on the initial growth (first year of cypress (Austrocedrus chilensis D. Don, and the effect

  2. Community structure of the macroinfauna in the sediments below an intertidal mussel bed (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe of southern Chile Estructura comunitaria de la macroinfauna en los sedimentos bajo un banco intermareal de bivalvos (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe en el sur de Chile

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    CRISTIAN DUARTE

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The mytilid mussel Mytilus chilensis (Hupe can form dense beds in sedimentary areas of the inland coast of the Nord-Patagonic archipelagos of the Chilean coast (ca. 40-43° S. During the autumn of 2002, we collected replicated samples at five intertidal stations in Panitao (Golfo de Reloncaví ordered along a transect parallel to the low tide level and extended from the center of the bank (stations one and two with 100 and ca. 25 % of mussel cover, respectively to the bare sediments of the intertidal (stations 3, 4 and 5, without mussels. The macroinfauna was numerically dominated by Polychaeta, Oligochaeta and Crustacea Peracarida. The total number of species collected was 14, being the most abundant the polychaete Perinereis vallata, oligochaetes from the family Tubificidae and the crustacean amphipod Corophium insidiosum. The number of species, Shannon-Wiener diversity and total abundance of the macroinfauna did not differ significantly among stations. However, the percent contribution of polychaetes was significantly higher at the sediments sampled outside the mussel bed (stations three, four and five, while the percentual contribution of oligochaetes was significantly higher at the sediments sampled in the mussel bed (stations one and two. No significant differences were found between the percentual contribution of peracarid crustaceans between stations sampled in the mussel bed versus that sampled on the bare intertidal. The graphic results of NMMDS show that the macroinfaunal assemblage of the stations located inside the mussel bed differed from that of stations located outside the bed. Results of SIMPER and ANOSIM showed that the macroinfaunal composition of stations one and two was significantly dissimilar (61-54 % to that of the stations located outside the mussel bed, which had similar composition. The graphic results of a NMMDS based upon sedimentological characteristics show that most replicates of station one and some of station

  3. Boom clay pore water geochemistry at Mol site - State of the art

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    of most elements at the base of the Putte Member reflects the presence of the 'double band', i.e. two coarser (silty) layers at this location. A coherent geochemical model was proposed by De Craen et al. (2004) to account for the pore water chemistry observed in the MORPHEUS piezometer (installed vertically downward from HADES URF). The model, assuming mineral dissolution/precipitation and cation exchange reactions as the principal processes, could reasonably well reproduce the observed data ranges. However, due to technical difficulties to measure reliably in situ pH and pCO2 at the time, these parameters were fitted by the model. In addition, the observed data ranges covered only a limited part of the Boom Clay and thus were not necessarily representative of the whole Boom Clay Formation. Recent progress in the optimisation of the sampling and measurement procedures led to the installation of a new circulation system around the PRACLAY gallery and an in-house routine application of gas analyses. In addition, a systematic screen for microbial activity became an integral part of the sampling campaigns in the piezometers around PRACLAY to verify the absence of microbial interference with the observed geochemical data. Today, we are able to probe in situ pH, pCO2 and pore water chemistry simultaneously. In this context, we can test, improve and further develop the present Boom Clay pore water geochemical model. Also, the use of additional piezometers for pore water sampling provides complementary data on larger scale thus better representing the overall natural variations in the Boom Clay pore water at Mol site. The modelling effort focuses on explaining the variations in the pore water chemistry observed in the Boom Clay at the formation scale. In-situ measured pH and pCO2 will serve as independent controllers to verify the robustness of the updated model. (authors)

  4. Evaluation Of Method Of Line (MOL For Solution Of Soil Water Flow Equations And Comparison With Finite Element Method (FEM

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    ISAM M. Mahammed

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    Full Text Available The objective of this research is to evaluate Method of Line (MOL used for solution of  water flow equations through porous media using MATLAB package functions for solution of ordinary differential equations ODE,s  , instead of writing long programs codes.  sink & source term to MOL model were included. Then Comparing MOL model with another model that uses finite element method in solving water flow equations (FEM in one dimensional flow using computer program code in FORTRAN.  Two cases were examined for evaluation and comparison of these two models. Firstly, infiltration phenomena using sandy soil was studied with the same parameter for both models.  Results show that there is a divergence between the two models along time of 60 minutes of infiltration. Changes of moisture content with soil depth were sharp with FEM model. Second case, data of  the volume  of water content for wheat field where used taking irrigation and evaporation into account, along the growth period of wheat crop and different depths up to  100 cm. Results show that output of  FEM model has  high degree of agreement with  the measured data for all depths and along all period of growth. Data given by MOL model were less in values than measured data for all depths and along all period of wheat growth time.

  5. New efficient ligand for sub-mol % copper-catalyzed C–N cross-coupling reactions running under air

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    Per-Fredrik Larsson

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    Full Text Available A new efficient ligand, N,N’’-dimethyldiethylene triamine (DMDETA, has been synthesized and evaluated for sub-mol % copper-catalyzed C–N cross-coupling reactions. The efficiency of the ligand was determined by kinetic methods. DMDETA proved to display efficiency similar to DMEDA and, in addition, the resulting catalyst was tolerant to air.

  6. Inducible and constitutive expression of pMOL28-encoded nickel resistance in Alcaligenes eutrophus N9A

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    The nickel and cobalt resistance plasmid pMOL28 was transferred by conjugation from its natural host Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 to the susceptible A. eutrophus N9A. Strain N9A and its pMOL28-containing transconjugant M220 were studied in detail. At a concentration of 3.0 mM NiCl2, the wild-type N9A did not grow, while M220 started to grow at its maximum exponential growth rate a lag of 12 to 24 h. When grown in the presence of subinhibitory concentrations of nickel salt, M220 grew actively at 3 mM NiCl2 without a lag, indicating that nickel resistance is an inducible property. Expression of nickel resistance required active growth in the presence of nickel salts at a concentration higher than 0.05 mM. Two mutants of M220 were isolated which expressed nickel resistance constitutively. When the plasmids, pMOL28.1 and pMOL28.2, carried by the mutants were transferred to strains H16 and CH34, the transconjugants expressed constitutive nickel resistance. This indicates that the mutation is plasmid located. Both mutants expressed constitutive resistance to nickel and cobalt. Physiological studies revealed the following difference between strain N9A and its pMOL28.1-harboring mutant derivatives. (i) The uptake of 63NiCl2 occurred more rapidly in the susceptible strain and reached a 30- to 60-fold-higher amount than that in the pMOL28.1-harboring mutant; (ii) in intact cells of the susceptible strain N9A, the cytoplasmic hydrogenase was inhibited by 1 to 5 mM NiCl2, whereas 10 mM Ni2+ was needed to inhibit the hydrogenase of mutant cells; (iii) the minimal concentration of nickel chloride for the derepressed synthesis of cytoplasmic hydrogenase was lower in strain N9A than in the constitutive mutant

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

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

  8. INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE ON THE KINETICS OF Mg-6mol%LaNi PREPARED BY HYDRIDING COMBUSTION SYNTHESIS

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    A new model to study the hydriding/dehydriding (H/D) kinetic mechanism has been applied in the two-phase (α-β) region of the Mg-6mol%LaNi composite at temperature and pressure ranging from 523 to 623K and 0.256 to 0.992MPa H2, respectively. The coincidence of the theoretical calculation with the experimental data indicates that the rate-limiting step is hydrogen diffusion in the β phase for hydriding process and the diffusion of hydrogen in the α solid solution for hydrogen desorption with activation energies 89500 and 87900J/mol H2 for H/D processes, respectively, which were much smaller than those of MgH2 and can be attributed to the La and Ni additions.

  9. 瓠瓜ISSR-PCR反应体系优化%ISSR - PCR reaction system optimization for Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Stand

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    高山; 许端祥; 林碧英; 钟开勤

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    利用正交设计L9(34),对瓠瓜ISSR-PCR反应体系的4因素(dNTP、引物、Mg2+、Taq酶)在3水平上进行优化试验,建立适合瓠瓜ISSR-PCR反应体系,结果表明,在25 μL反应体系中,含1×PCR buffer、200 μmol·L-1dNTP、0.5 μmol·L-1引物、2.5 mmol·L-1MgCl2、30 ng模板DNA、0.75 U的Taq酶为最佳处理;通过PCR梯度测验,瓠瓜ISSR扩增适宜的退火温度比Tm值高2~6℃.

  10. Pengaruh Rasio Mol Li/Mn Pada Proses Preparasi Lithium Mangan Oksida Terhadap Kemampuan Adsorbsi Lithium Dari Lumpur Sidoarjo

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    Gita Akbar Satriawangsa; Lukman Noerochim

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    Fluida Geothermal merupakan salah satu sumber alternatif Lithium yang potensial, seperti yang terjadi pada Lumpur Sidoarjo (dengan kandungan Lithium sebesar 5,81 mg/liter). Proses recoveryLithium dari sumber berupa likuid dapat dilakukan dengan metode adsorbsi. Material absorben Lithium Mangan Oksida(LMO) dianggap menjanjikan karena sifatnya yang tidak beracun serta harganya yang murah. Pada penelitian ini dilakukan sintesa LMO dengan empat variasi rasio mol Li/Mn yaitu 2(LMO2), 1(LMO1), 0,8(...

  11. NRGsuite: a PyMOL plugin to perform docking simulations in real time using FlexAID

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    Gaudreault, Francis; Morency, Louis-Philippe; Najmanovich, Rafael J.

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    Ligand protein docking simulations play a fundamental role in understanding molecular recognition. Herein we introduce the NRGsuite, a PyMOL plugin that permits the detection of surface cavities in proteins, their refinements, calculation of volume and use, individually or jointly, as target binding-sites for docking simulations with FlexAID. The NRGsuite offers the users control over a large number of important parameters in docking simulations including the assignment of flexible side-chain...

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

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    Satorre, M. A.

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

  13. A polymorphic form of 4,4-dimethyl-8-methylene-3-azabicyclo[3.3.1]non-2-en-2-yl 3-indolyl ketone, an indole alkaloid extracted from Aristotelia chilensis (maqui).

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    Paz, Cristian; Becerra, José; Silva, Mario; Freire, Eleonora; Baggio, Ricardo

    2013-12-15

    The title compound [systematic name: (4,4-dimethyl-8-methylene-3-azabicyclo[3.3.1]non-2-en-2-yl)(1H-indol-3-yl)methanone], C20H22N2O, (II), was obtained from mother liquors extracted from Aristotelia chilensis (commonly known as maqui), a native Chilean tree. The compound is a polymorphic form of that obtained from the same source and reported by Watson, Nagl, Silva, Cespedes & Jakupovic [Acta Cryst. (1989), C45, 1322-1324], (Ia). The molecule consists of an indolyl ketone fragment and a nested three-ring system, with both groups linked by a C-C bridge. Comparison of both forms shows that they do not differ in their gross features but in the relative orientation of the two ring systems, due to different rotations around the bridge, as measured by the O=C-C=N torsion angle [130.0 (7)° in (Ia) and 161.6 (2)° in (II)]. The resulting slight conformational differences are reflected in a number of intramolecular contacts being observed in (II) but not in (Ia). Regarding intermolecular interactions, both forms share a similar N-H···O synthon but with differing hydrogen-bonding strength, leading in both cases to C(6) catemers with different chain motifs. There are marked differences between the two forms regarding colour and the (de)localization of a double bond, which allows speculation about the possible existence of different variants of this type of molecule. PMID:24311501

  14. Classification of a Haemophilus influenzae ABC transporter HI1470/71 through its cognate molybdate periplasmic binding protein, MolA

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    Tirado-Lee, Leidamarie; Lee, Allen; Rees, Douglas C.; Pinkett, Heather W.

    2011-01-01

    molA(HI1472) from H. influenzae encodes a periplasmic binding protein (PBP) that delivers substrate to the ABC transporter MolB2C2 (formerly HI1470/71). The structures of MolA with molybdate and tungstate in the binding pocket were solved to 1.6 and 1.7-Å resolution, respectively. The MolA binding protein binds molybdate and tungstate but not other oxyanions such as sulfate and phosphate, making it the first class III molybdate binding protein structurally solved. The ~100 μM binding affinity...

  15. Concentration and temperature dependence of viscosity of uranium solutions in H2O and 3 mol/L HNO3

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    QADEER Riaz

    2004-01-01

    Viscosities of uranium solutions in H2O and 3 mol/L HNO3 medium were measured by Ubbelhode flow viscometer in the concentration range of 0.5%-3.0% from 10 oC to 30 ℃ at 5 ℃ interval. Viscosity data were interpreted in terms of an empirical equation; η =aoexp(boM+coM2). Values of coefficients ao, bo and co were calculated for all the three systems studied. Flow activation energies and thermodynamic parameters were also evaluated.

  16. Kecernaan Kulit Daging Buah Kopi dengan Fermentasi MOL (Mikroorganisme Lokal) dalam Ransum Pelet Pakan Kelinci Perankan Rex Lepas Sapih

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    Nasution, Fathi Akbar

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    This research was conducted at the Laboratory of Animal Biology Faculty of Agriculture, University of North Sumatra in June 2014 - August 2014. This study aims to determine the effect of dry matter and organic matter use of utilization of the coffee fruit flesh skin fermentation MOL. This study used 20 male rabbits rex hybrid weaning with average initial weight 913.05 g ± 60.49 g using a completely randomized design (CRD) with 4 treatments with 5 replications. The treatments used in this stud...

  17. Analyse de l’interaction Ribonucléase-Kanamycine par modélisation moléculaire

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    AYACHI, Hicham

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    La connaissance des enzymes est capitale, car ce sont elles qui catalysent la plupart des réactions chimiques des organismes vivants. L’altération des enzymes par des inhibiteurs spécifiques permet de bloquer les voies biochimiques. Seul un site particulier de la protéine enzymatique entre en contact avec son substrat : c’est le site actif. Celui-ci est encore divisible en deux régions particulières. Le site de fixation permet à l’enzyme de « s’accrocher » à la molécule, et de positionner cet...

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

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

  19. Semblança molecular: representació n-dimensional d'un conjunt de molècules

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    Calabuig Cabanes, Blanca; Carbó-Dorca, Ramon; Martínez, Antoni

    1991-01-01

    Es presenta una sèrie de conceptes de semblança molecular quàtica i uns procediments associats de càlcul i representació gràfica dels resultats. Donada una sèrie de molècules es poden obtenir diversos tipus de gràfics que mostren les relacions entre elles. Com a exemple d'aplicació d'aquest procés s'estudia una família de drogues antitumorals

  20. Thermal sensor properties of PANI(EB)–CSA ( = 0.4 ± 0.1 mol) polymer thin films

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    T Prakash; S A K Narayan Dass; K Prem Nazeer

    2002-11-01

    Films of polyaniline(EB) doped with camphor sulfonic acid (CSA) from -cresol on glass substrates exhibit considerable metallic properties. Such polymer metallic films have thermal sensitivity superior to ceramic metal (Cermet) films, prepared by metallo organic deposition (MOD) technique on silicon substrates. These PANI(EB)–CSA ( = 0.5, 0.4, 0.3 mol) polymer films were developed through controlled temperature atmosphere 60 ± 2°C for 60 min, and with the help of temperature dependence of resistivity (ρ) values, high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) i.e. values, and figure of merit (ρ ) values of these films, thermal sensitivity were compared from that we observed. Among the three doping ratios the PANI(EB)–CSA$_{0.3 mol}$ film (4.4 m thick) on glass substrate resistivity (ρ) values in the range of 838–1699 .m with high TCR i.e. = 10,291 ppm/°C and figure of merit (ρ ) value in range of 8.62–17.48 m/°C seems to be the best. This paper deals with these superior thermal-sensing properties together with optical studies and surface topography by atomic force microscopy (AFM). These polymer films offer design advantages in developing ‘thin film polymer thermal sensor’.

  1. Resistência das plantas a moléstias fúngicas Plant resistance to fungal diseases

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    Rodrigo Rodrigues Matiello

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    Full Text Available As plantas apresentam resistência a moléstias causadas por fungos patogênicos em função da sua constituição genética e de falares do ambiente. Em programas de melhoramento genético, um dos principais objetivos é a obtenção de plantas com alto potencial de rendimento e com resistência às moléstias. Para aumentar a eficiência da seleção, é importante o conhecimento das bases genéticas da resistência. Como a variabilidade dos fungos é bastante ampla, há a necessidade da utilização de estratégias que reduzam a probabilidade de estabelecimento do patógeno nas culturas.Plant resistance to fungic diseases is due to their genetic constitution and environmental factors. In breeding programs, one of the main objectives is to obtain high grainyield potenlial plants with resistance to the prevalent diseases. Knowledge of genetic basis of resistance is importam to increase selection efficiency and due to the wide variability of fungi there is the necessity of using different strategies to reduce the probability of pathogen estabtishment in crops.

  2. Electrochemical behavior of indole for AISI 430 stainless steel in changing the media from 1 mol L-1 H2SO4 to 1 mol L-1 HCl Comportamento eletroquímico do indol para o aço inoxidável AISI 430 com a mudança do meio de H2SO4 1 mol L-1 para HCl 1 mol L-1

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    Martha Tussolini

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The adsorption of organic substances in metals and in different media has been attributed to different effects, such as the carbon chain size, type or number of heteroatom in the molecule structure, reactivity, the steric effect, among others. The objective of this work is to study the electrochemical indole behavior for AISI 430 stainless steel (SS, when changing the study media from H2SO4 1 mol L-1 to HCl 1 mol L-1. The experimental techniques used are as follows: the open-circuit potential, anodic and cathodic potentiodinamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. These results suggest that the adsorption of indole in the presence of SO4-2 is lower than in the medium containing Cl-, which is justified by the indole action as a weak acid, because it has only a single pair of electrons, which is displaced and takes part in the π-electron aromatic system; thus the first step of the indole reaction in acid media is the protonation and generation of an indole cation.A adsorção das substâncias orgânicas nos metais, em diferentes meios, tem sido atribuída a diferentes efeitos, tais como: tamanho da cadeia carbônica, tipo ou número de heteroátomo presente na estrutura da molécula, reatividade, efeito estérico, entre outros. O objetivo desse trabalho é estudar o comportamento eletroquímico do Indol (C8H7N, para o aço inoxidável AISI 430, quando se muda o meio de estudo de H2SO4 1 mol L-1 para HCl 1 mol L-1. Experimentalmente foram empregadas as técnicas seguintes: medida de potencial de circuito aberto, curvas de polarização potenciodinâmica anódica e catódica, espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica, microscopia óptica e eletrônica de varredura. Esses resultados sugerem que a adsorção do indol, em presença de SO4-2, é menor em relação ao meio que contem íons Cl-, fato justificado pela ação do indol como ácido fraco, pois o mesmo possui apenas um

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

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    Rupf, Isabel

    2013-04-01

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

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

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

    2014-10-02

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

  5. Classification of a Haemophilus influenzae ABC transporter HI1470/71 through its cognate molybdate periplasmic binding protein, MolA.

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    Tirado-Lee, Leidamarie; Lee, Allen; Rees, Douglas C; Pinkett, Heather W

    2011-11-01

    molA (HI1472) from H. influenzae encodes a periplasmic binding protein (PBP) that delivers substrate to the ABC transporter MolB(2)C(2) (formerly HI1470/71). The structures of MolA with molybdate and tungstate in the binding pocket were solved to 1.6 and 1.7 Å resolution, respectively. The MolA-binding protein binds molybdate and tungstate, but not other oxyanions such as sulfate and phosphate, making it the first class III molybdate-binding protein structurally solved. The ∼100 μM binding affinity for tungstate and molybdate is significantly lower than observed for the class II ModA molybdate-binding proteins that have nanomolar to low micromolar affinity for molybdate. The presence of two molybdate loci in H. influenzae suggests multiple transport systems for one substrate, with molABC constituting a low-affinity molybdate locus. PMID:22078568

  6. Excitação e fotoabsorção de moléculas interestelares no ultra violeta

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

    2003-08-01

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

  7. Synthesis, EPR and luminescent properties of YAlO3:Fe3+ (0.1-0.9 mol%) nanopowders

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    Premkumar, H. B.; Nagabhushana, H.; Sharma, S. C.; Daruka Prasad, B.; Nagabhushana, B. M.; Rao, J. L.; Chakradhar, R. P. S.

    A simple and inexpensive combustion method was used to prepare Fe3+ doped YAlO3 perovskite within few minutes at low temperature (400 ± 10 °C). This might be useful in lowering the cost of the material. The final products were well characterized by various spectroscopic techniques such as PXRD, SEM, TEM, FTIR and UV-Visible. The average crystallite size was estimated from the broadening of the PXRD peaks and found to be in the range 45-90 nm, the results were in good agreement with the W-H plots and TEM. The crystallites show dumbbell shape, agglomerated particles with different size. The TL glow curves of 1-5 kGy γ-irradiated YAlO3:Fe3+ (0.1 mol%) nanopowder warmed at a heating rate of 3 °C s-1 records a single glow peak at ∼260 °C. The kinetic parameters namely activation energy (E), order of kinetics (b) and frequency factor (s) were determined at different gamma doses using the Chens glow peak shape method and the results were discussed in detail. The photoluminescence spectra for Fe3+ (0.1-0.9 mol%) doped YAlO3 records the lower energy band at 720 nm (4T1 (4G) → 6A1 (6S)) and the intermediate band located at 620 nm (4T2 (4G) → 6A1 (6S)) with the excitation of 378 nm. The higher energy band located at 514 nm was associated to 4E + 4A1 (4G) → 6A1 (6S) transition. The resonance signals at g values 7.6, 4.97, 4.10, 2.94, 2.33 and 1.98 were observed in EPR spectra of Fe3+ (0.1-0.9 mol%) doped YAlO3 recorded at room temperature. The g values indicate that the iron ions were in trivalent state and distorted octahedral site symmetry was observed.

  8. Crack growth resistance of Al2O3-ZrO2(nano (12 mol% CeO2 ceramics

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    M. Szutkowska

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Alumina-zirconia ceramics with nano 12 mol% CeO2 stabilized ZrO2 were presented as new ceramics with improvement fracture behavior: better crack growth resistance and limited susceptibility to slow crack growth. This ceramics exhibits good cutting properties.Design/methodology/approach: The controlled crack growth of specimens with double notch was carried with using Zwick testing machine. The specimens with double notch were loaded with rate of 1µmmin–1.The loading of the specimens has been broken at the moment of crack propagation. The procedure has been repeated many times up to obtaining definite increase of crack length. In situ observation of crack growth from notch up to failure was possible due to special device with microscopical objective heads in vertical configuration coupled with CCD camera fitted to Zwick 1446 testing machine. A load-relaxation technique method was used for determination of a relationship of a crack growth velocity (v versus stress intensity factor (KI and calculation the parameters of SCG.Findings: Many newly developed ceramics that are designed for high-temperature applications or electronic devices possess a low crack growth resistance. It is a drawback in widely usage of these materials in industry. Application of the ZrO2nano stabilized with 12 mol% CeO2 in alumina–zirconia ceramics improves the fracture toughness and decreases the susceptibility to slow crack growth in comparison to pure alumina ceramics. Observation of the controlled crack growth in the tested ceramics reveals the existence of increasing R-curve in the alumina-zirconia ceramics with nano ceria stabilized zirconia.Practical implications: Due to improvement of fracture behavior of the alumina-zirconia ceramics with nano 12 mol% CeO2 stabilized ZrO2 could be used in “dry cutting” machining.Originality/value: A combination of in situ microscopic long-through thickness crack growth observation during three point bending (3PB of

  9. Oxydation par l'oxygène moléculaire d'alcools en phase liquide en synthons carbonyles

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    Frassoldati, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    L'oxydation sélective des alcools en aldéhydes, acides ou cétones est une transformation très importante en chimie. L'emploi d'oxygène moléculaire comme oxydant permet de se placer dans une perspective de chimie verte, avec la production d'eau comme seul sous-produit principal. L'oxydation d'alcools primaires (1-octanol et géraniol) et d'alcools secondaires (2-octanol, 1-phénylethanol et alcools hétéroaromatiques dérivés de la pyridine) a été étudié en présence de catalyseurs au platine suppo...

  10. MOL-D: A Collisional Database and Web Service within the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center

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    V. Vujčić; D. Jevremović; A. A. Mihajlov; Lj. M. Ignjatović; V. A. Srećković; M. S. Dimitrijević; M. Malović

    2015-12-01

    MOL-D database is a collection of cross-sections and rate coefficients for specific collisional processes and a web service within the Serbian Virtual Observatory (SerVO) and the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center (VAMDC). This database contains photo-dissociation cross-sections for the individual ro-vibrational states of the diatomic molecular ions and rate coefficients for the atom-Rydberg atom chemiionization and inverse electron–ion–atom chemi-recombination processes. At the moment it contains data for photodissociation crosssections of hydrogen H+2 and helium H+2 molecular ions and the corresponding averaged thermal photodissociation cross-sections. The ro-vibrational energy states and the corresponding dipole matrix elements are provided as well. Hydrogen and helium molecular ion data are important for calculation of solar and stellar atmosphere models and for radiative transport, as well as for kinetics of other astrophysical and laboratory plasma (i.e. early Universe).

  11. Résolution et modélisation chimiométrique en spectroscopie moléculaire

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    Ruckebusch, Cyril

    2008-01-01

    Cette Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches présente les concepts et développements en chimiométrie pour la description, la résolution ou la modélisation des données des systèmes physico-chimiques étudiés par spectroscopie moléculaire. Les algorithmes de chimiométrie seront d'abord redéfinis dans un contexte mathématique etstatistique pour justifier l'utilisation qui en est faite en spectroscopie. L'accent sera mis ensuite sur les travaux de recherche et les activités de valorisation autour d...

  12. MLP Tools: a PyMOL plugin for using the molecular lipophilicity potential in computer-aided drug design.

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    Oberhauser, Nils; Nurisso, Alessandra; Carrupt, Pierre-Alain

    2014-05-01

    The molecular lipophilicity potential (MLP) is a well-established method to calculate and visualize lipophilicity on molecules. We are here introducing a new computational tool named MLP Tools, written in the programming language Python, and conceived as a free plugin for the popular open source molecular viewer PyMOL. The plugin is divided into several sub-programs which allow the visualization of the MLP on molecular surfaces, as well as in three-dimensional space in order to analyze lipophilic properties of binding pockets. The sub-program Log MLP also implements the virtual log P which allows the prediction of the octanol/water partition coefficients on multiple three-dimensional conformations of the same molecule. An implementation on the recently introduced MLP GOLD procedure, improving the GOLD docking performance in hydrophobic pockets, is also part of the plugin. In this article, all functions of the MLP Tools will be described through a few chosen examples. PMID:24777339

  13. Caractérisation moléculaire des moustiques du complexe Anopheles gambiae à Mayotte et à Grande Comore

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    Léong Pock Tsy J.M.

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Les moustiques du complexe Anopheles gambiae ont été caractérisés sur le plan spécifique et sub-spécifique dans deux îles de l'archipel des Comores : l'Ile de Mayotte (collectivité départementale française et l'Ile de Grande Comore (Union des Comores. Les résultats sont semblables pour les deux îles et sont présentés groupés. Seule l'espèce An. gambiae s.s. a été observée (détermination sur 149 spécimens par PCR sur un amplicon d'IGS de l'ADNr. Seule la forme moléculaire S, assimilable dans cette zone géographique à la forme chromosomique Savane, a été observée (détermination sur 123 spécimens par PCR sur un autre amplicon de l'IGS de l'ADNr. Enfin, seul le sous-type IB, rencontré en Afrique de l'Est, a été trouvé (détermination sur dix spécimens, par séquençage d'une zone amplifiée de l'ITS de l'ADNr, et observation de la position 871. En conclusion, à Mayotte et à Grande Comore, le complexe An. gambiae comprend uniquement des An. gambiae s.s. de la forme moléculaire S/type IB.

  14. Simulation par dynamique moléculaire de la déformation élastique et plastique de polyéthylènes semi-cristallins

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    Monasse, Bernard; Queyroy, Séverine; Lhost, Olivier

    2007-01-01

    La déformation plastique d'un polyéthylène semi-cristallin est simulée par dynamique moléculaire. Les molécules sont décrites avec tous les atomes pour pouvoir décrire les phases cristalline et amorphe. Dans ce modèle, deux molécules de haute masse molaire participent à la formation de ces deux phases amorphe, avec des conditions triplement périodiques. C'est un des premiers modèles physiquement couplés qui inclus les propriétés d'organisation moléculaire connus. Une traction est appliquée pe...

  15. A 28,000 mol. wt toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis induces cation transport in rat muscle cultures.

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    Cahan, R; Shainberg, A; Pechatnikov, I; Nitzan, Y

    1995-07-01

    The mechanism by which the Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) 28,000 mol. wt toxin exerts its effect on mature muscle cultures was examined. The toxin inhibited Na+/K(+)-ATPase activity as revealed by 86Rb influx. A 50% inhibition of Na+/K(+)-ATPase activity was obtained with 0.2 microgram/ml of the toxin. The inhibition was time and dose dependent, and it was reversible with low doses of the toxin (up to 0.2 microgram/ml. A considerable release of 86Rb was obtained by doses greater than 0.2 microgram/ml. The 86Rb release was also time and dose dependent. This effect is probably non-specific, since 45Ca influx is also accelerated by toxin-treated cultures. Pre-incubation of the toxin with phosphotidylserine (PS) antagonized the toxin. It is concluded that the toxin is a hydrophobic protein which interacts with the membrane. In low doses this interaction reduces the activity of the sodium pump and in high doses it causes non-specific permeability of the sarcolemma. PMID:8588218

  16. Layout, design and post irradiation examination of Na-bonded fuel pins of the test group Mol 15

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    The experiment Mol 15 includes the irradiation of 4 fuel rod specimens with UC/PuC fuel (25 wt% Pu and Usub(nat)) of different M2C3 shares with Na bonding. It is the first capsule irradiation of Na-bonded carbide rods within the Project Fast Breeder. In the present report, design, irradiation, and post-irradiation examination of the fuel rods are described. At linear power ratings of maximum 1,150 W/cm and cladding temperatures of maximum 5000C burn-ups of nearly 9% fima were obtained without getting rod defects. Cladding deformations remained decidedly small (0.3% at the maximum). The cladding consisted of the material 1.4988(X8CrNiMoVNb1613). The fuel structure is caracterized by a highly porous zone in the interior followed by a narrow high-density zone. On three specimens, indications of a central cavity were found. Together with the anomalous bubble size, this suggests superheating of the after failure of the Na bonding during irradiation. (orig./GSC)

  17. Détermination assistée par ordinateur de la structure des molécules organiques

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    Nuzillard, J.-M.

    1998-02-01

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy offers the unique possibility of accessing proximity relationships between atoms by means of chemical shift correlation experiments. Structure determination of small molecules has become thus much simpler. Computer programs can use directly correlation information for structure analysis. The use and operation mechanism of such a program, LSD (Logic for Structure Determination) are presented. The example compound is gibberellic acid, a natural product. La spectroscopie de Résonance Magnétique Nucléaire offre un moyen unique de déterminer des relations de proximité entre atomes par le biais des expériences de corrélation. L'analyse structurale de petites molécules organiques s'en trouve extrêmement facilitée. Des programmes informatiques peuvent utiliser directement les informations de corrélation pour déduire des structures. Le fonctionnement et l'usage d'un tel programme, LSD (Logic for Structure Determination), sont détaillés sur un exemple, l'acide gibberellique.

  18. Effect of dried extract of boldo (Peumus Boldus Mol. on growth and oxidative tissue status of broiler chickens

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The addition of antioxidants to broiler diets has been shown to enhance their antioxidant status. Since boldo (Peumus boldus Mol. leaves contain highly antioxidant molecules, a dried extract of boldo (DEB was added to broiler diets to improve "in vivo" antioxidant tissue status and to favor animal growth. A DEB standardized for antioxidant content was prepared and added to poultry diets at three different levels (low-DELB, medium-DEMB, and high-DEHB for a period of 6 weeks. A single negative control (no added antioxidant and one positive control (supplementation with 200 mg/kg vitamin E were used. Plasma antioxidant capacity (PAC, thiol content (GHS, and basal and induced lipoperoxidation of liver, leg and breast tissues were determined in birds at 2, 4, and 6 weeks of age. PAC increased with chicken age until week 6, but was unaffected by DEB addition at any level. However, DEB increased hepatic GSH content. No data indicated that DEB improved the resistance against induced lipoperoxidation in the assayed tissues. DEB contains compounds exhibiting high antioxidant activity "in vivo", as evidenced by the increase in liver thiol content. Regarding broiler performance, no differences in poultry body weight and feed consumption were detected during the assay.

  19. Catechin-based procyanidins from Peumus boldus Mol. aqueous extract inhibit Helicobacter pylori urease and adherence to adenocarcinoma gastric cells.

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    Pastene, Edgar; Parada, Víctor; Avello, Marcia; Ruiz, Antonieta; García, Apolinaria

    2014-11-01

    In this work, the anti-Helicobacter pylori effect of an aqueous extract from dried leaves of Peumus boldus Mol. (Monimiaceae) was evaluated. This extract displayed high inhibitory activity against H. pylori urease. Therefore, in order to clarify the type of substances responsible for such effect, a bioassay-guided fractionation strategy was carried out. The active compounds in the fractions were characterized through different chromatographic methods (RP-HPLC; HILIC-HPLC). The fraction named F5 (mDP = 7.8) from aqueous extract was the most active against H. pylori urease with an IC50  = 15.9 µg gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/mL. HPLC analysis evidenced that F5 was composed mainly by catechin-derived proanthocyanidins (LC-MS and phloroglucinolysis). The anti-adherent effect of boldo was assessed by co-culture of H. pylori and AGS cells. Both the aqueous extract and F5 showed an anti-adherent effect in a concentration-dependent manner. An 89.3% of inhibition was reached at 2.0 mg GAE/mL of boldo extract. In conjunction, our results suggest that boldo extract has a potent anti-urease activity and anti-adherent effect against H. pylori, properties directly linked with the presence of catechin-derived proanthocyanidins. PMID:24853276

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

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    Says-Lesage Véronique

    2001-05-01

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

  1. Mediterranean savanna of Acacia caven (Mol) is still a sink of CO2 in spite of severe hydrological drought conditions

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    Bravo-Martínez, F.; Meza, F. J.

    2012-12-01

    An eddy covariance tower was set up to monitor net ecosystem exchange (NEE) on a mediterranean shrubland of Acacia caven (Mol) in October 2010. This ecosystem (commonly referred as "espinal") is one of the most abundant land covers of Chile's central valley (2.000.000 ha). The last two years (2010-2011) were characterized by the occurrence of a severe drought (rainfall deficit 56%) and a small increase in temperature evaluated using a climatic change index (Peterson, 2005). We also detected a strong reduction in vegetation index during this period (evaluated using MODIS imagery). The historical analysis of the enhanced vegetation index (EVI) and leaf area index (LAI) showed that water status of the acacia savanna were at a minimum during this period (record of 14 years of data). The annual balance of NEE of 2011 was -54gC m-2 y-1, which means that the espinal is a sink of atmospheric CO2 notwithstanding the many stressors on photosynthesis. Monthly analysis of NEE shows the strong dependence of ecosystem fluxes on phenological state. Maximum rates of assimilation are a consequence of grassland activity, whereas secondary picks during the year (late spring and early autumn) are attributed to the semideciduos leaf of A. caven. Climatic conditions during the study season, confirm the tremendous plasticity of Acacia caven and its role as a colonizer of degraded sclerophyll forest because it adaptation to water and thermal stress.

  2. MOL-D: A Collisional Database and Web Service within the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center

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    Vujčić, V; Mihajlov, A A; Ignjatović, Lj M; Srećković, V A; Dimitrijević, M S; Malović, M

    2016-01-01

    MOL-D database is a collection of cross-sections and rate coefficients for specific collisional processes and a web service within the Serbian Virtual Observatory (SerVO) and the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center (VAMDC). This database contains photo-dissociation cross-sections for the individual ro-vibrational states of the diatomic molecular ions and rate coefficients for the atom-Rydberg atom chemi-ionization and inverse electron-ion-atom chemi-recombination processes. At the moment it contains data for photodissociation cross-sections of hydrogen H2+ and helium He2+ molecular ions and the corresponding averaged thermal photodissociation cross-sections. The ro-vibrational energy states and the corresponding dipole matrix elements are provided as well. Hydrogen and helium molecular ion data are important for calculation of solar and stellar atmosphere models and for radiative transport, as well as for kinetics of other astrophysical and laboratory plasma (i.e. early Universe).

  3. Pengaruh Rasio Mol Li/Mn Pada Proses Preparasi Lithium Mangan Oksida Terhadap Kemampuan Adsorbsi Lithium Dari Lumpur Sidoarjo

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    Full Text Available Fluida Geothermal merupakan salah satu sumber alternatif Lithium yang potensial, seperti yang terjadi pada Lumpur Sidoarjo (dengan kandungan Lithium sebesar 5,81 mg/liter. Proses recoveryLithium dari sumber berupa likuid dapat dilakukan dengan metode adsorbsi. Material absorben Lithium Mangan Oksida(LMO dianggap menjanjikan karena sifatnya yang tidak beracun serta harganya yang murah. Pada penelitian ini dilakukan sintesa LMO dengan empat variasi rasio mol Li/Mn yaitu 2(LMO2, 1(LMO1, 0,8(LMO 0,8 dan 0,5(LMO 0,5. Li2CO3 dan MnO2 digunakan sebagai reaktan dan direaksikan dengan metode solid state reaction pada temperatur 500OC selama 5 jam. Proses acid treatment dilakukan dengan mencelupkan adsorben kedalam larutan HCl 0,5M. Pengujian XRD dilakukan untuk mengetahui stabilitas struktur kristal dari adsorben LMO sebelum dan sesudah acid treatment. Proses adsorbs dilakukan dengan mencelupkan adsorben kedalam air Lumpur Sidoarjo (Lusi. Dari hasil XRD diketahui pada LMO 1; 0,8 dan 0,5 memiliki struktur kristal Spinel yang stabildengan tetap mempertahankan bentuknya setelah proses acid treatment, sedang pada LMO 2 terjadi perubahan yang signifikan pada struktur kristal yang dimiliki. Pengujian ICP dilakukan pada air Lusi sebelum dan sesudah proses adsorbs untuk mengetahui kemampuan adsorbsi Lithium dari masing-masing adsorben. Kemampuan adsorbsi Lithium yang paling tinggi dimiliki oleh LMO 1 sebesar 6.6 mg/g dan paling rendah dimiliki oleh LMO 0,5 sebesar 0.3 mg/g, sedang pada LMO 2 tidak terjadi proses adsorbs Lithium.

  4. Capteur de CO{2} à fibres optiques par absorption moléculaire à 4,3 μm

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    Bendamardji, S.; Alayli, Y.; Huard, S.

    1996-04-01

    This paper describes a remote optical fibre sensor for the carbon dioxide detection by molecular absorption in the near infrared (4.3 μm) corresponding to fundamental mode ν3. To overcome the problem of the strong attenuation signal of optical fibre in the near infrared, we have used the opto-suppling technique which changes the working wavelength from 4.3 μm to 860 nm and permits the use of standard optical fibre 50/125. The simulation of absorption has been obtained by original modelisation of the absorption spectrum and the establishment of the calibration curves takes to the sensor to detect a partial pressures greater than 100 μbar with a minimal error margin of 100 μbar, which is acceptable considering the future use of the device. The sensor has been designed to monitor the CO{2} rate in enriched greenhouses. Cet article décrit un capteur à fibres optiques de gaz carbonique par absorption moléculaire dans l'infrarouge moyen (4,3 μm) correspondant au mode fondamental ν3. La liaison entre le site de mesure et le site de contrôle est assurée par un fibre optique standard 50/125 après une transposition de longueur d'onde de 4,3 μm à 860 nm par opto-alimentation. La simulation de l'absorption a été obtenue par modélisation originale du spectre d'absorption et l'établissement des courbes d'étalonnage prévoit une marge d'erreur minimale de 100 μbar, ce qui est suffisant pour l'application du dispositif à la régulation de taux CO{2} dans les serres agricoles enrichies par de gaz.

  5. Correlation of radiative properties of rare earth ions (Pr3+ and Nd3+) in chlorophosphate glasses—0.1 and 0.5 mol% concentrations

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    Y C Ratnakaram; A Viswanadha Reddy

    2001-10-01

    Optical properties of chlorophosphate glasses of the type 50P2O5–30Na2HPO4–20RCl (R = potassium and lead) activated by 0.1 and 0.5 mol% of Pr3+ and Nd3+ have been investigated. Optical band gaps (opt) have been reported for 0.1 and 0.5 mol% concentrations of Pr3+ and Nd3+ doped potassium and lead chlorophosphate glasses. Energy levels and optical transitions of Pr3+ and Nd3+ are assigned. Spectroscopic parameters (1, 2, 3, 4f and ), spectral intensities (expt), Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters (2, 4 and 6) and radiative lifetimes (R) are correlated for 0.1 and 0.5 mol% concentrations of these two ions in potassium and lead chlorophosphate glasses

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

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

  7. Effect of ZrO2 (9mol% Y2O3) coating thickness on the electronic conductivity of Mg-PSZ oxygen sensors

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    Changhe Gao; Hailei Zhao; Qingguo Liu; Weijiang Wu; Weihua Qiu

    2005-01-01

    The ZrO2 (9mol% Y2O3) coating was prepared evenly on the surface of MgO partially stabilized zirconia (Mg-PSZ) tube (oxygen sensor probe) by dipping the green Mg-PSZ tube in a ZrO2 (9mol% Y2O3) slurry and then co-firing at 1750℃ for 8 h. The double-cell method was employed to measure the electronic conductivity parameter and exam the reproducibility of the coated MgPSZ tube. The experimental results indicate that the good thermal shock resistance of the Mg-PSZ tube can be retained when the coating thickness is not more than 3.4 μm. The ZrO2 (9mol% Y2O3) coating reduces the electronic conductivity parameter remarka -bly, probably due to the lower electronic conductivity of Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 than that of MgO-stabilized ZrO2. Moreover, the ZrO2 (9mol% Y2O3) coating can improve the reproducibility and accuracy of the Mg-PSZ tube significantly in the low oxygen measurement. The smooth surface feature and lower electronic conductivity of the coated Mg-PSZ tube should be responsible for this improvement.

  8. Stuur de autoconstructeurs op groene wegen: Johan De Mol en Hans Bruyninckx koppelen maatschappelijke randvoorwaarden aan staatssteun voor Opel en co

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    De Mol, Johan; Bruyninckx, Hans

    2009-01-01

    Volgens de vakbond dringt de tijd voor de productievestiging van General Motors in Antwerpen. De overheid wil helpen, maar Johan De Mol en Hans Bruyninckx vragen integraal beleid:'Het produceren van lichte, zuinige wagens, gebruikelijke brandstof, moet de randvoorwaarde zijn om de gestelde maatschappelijke leefkwaliteiten te helpen realiseren."

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

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

    2016-01-01

    To date, gene therapy with transiently derived lentivectors has been very successful to cure rare infant genetic diseases. However, transient manufacturing is unfeasible to treat adult malignancies because large vector lots are required. By contrast, stable manufacturing is the best option for high-incidence diseases since it reduces the production cost, which is the major current limitation to scale up the transient methods. We have previously developed the proprietary RD2-MolPack technology for the stable production of second-generation lentivectors, based on the RD114-TR envelope. Of note, opposite to vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein (VSV-G) envelope, RD114-TR does not need inducible expression thanks to lack of toxicity. Here, we present the construction of RD2- and RD3-MolPack cells for the production of self-inactivating lentivectors expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a proof-of-concept of the feasibility and safety of this technology before its later therapeutic exploitation. We report that human T lymphocytes transduced with self-inactivating lentivectors derived from RD3-MolPack cells or with self-inactivating VSV-G pseudotyped lentivectors derived from transient transfection show identical T-cell memory differentiation phenotype and comparable transduction efficiency in all T-cell subsets. RD-MolPack technology represents, therefore, a straightforward tool to simplify and standardize lentivector manufacturing to engineer T-cells for frontline immunotherapy applications. PMID:27222840

  10. Effective CH4 production from CO2 photoreduction using TiO2/x mol% Cu–TiO2 double-layered films

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    Highlights: • Photoreduction of CO2 to CH4 on TiO2/x mol% Cu–TiO2 double layered films. • CH4 gas generated from the photoreduction of CO2 increased on TiO2/Cu–TiO2 films. • CH4 gas on TiO2/5.0 mol% Cu–TiO2 film was twice higher than on the TiO2/TiO2 film. • Recombination of photogenerated electron–hole pairs inhibited on TiO2/Cu–TiO2 film. - Abstract: This study examined the photoreduction of CO2 to CH4 over TiO2/x mol% Cu–TiO2 double layered films. x mol% Cu-incorporated TiO2 nano-sized powders were prepared using a conventional solvothermal method. The prepared powders were fabricated as TiO2 (bottom)/Cu–TiO2 (top) double layered films for applications to the photoreduction of CO2. The amount of CH4 generated from the photoreduction of CO2 with H2O increased remarkably over the TiO2/Cu–TiO2 double layered films compared to the TiO2/TiO2 double-layered films. In particular, the amount of CH4 gas evolved over the TiO2/5.0 mol% Cu–TiO2 doubled layered film was twice as high as that produced over the TiO2/TiO2 double layered film. A proposed model suggested that the photoactivity over the TiO2/Cu–TiO2 double layered films can be enhanced by effective charge separation and inhibited recombination of the photogenerated electron–hole (e−/h+) pairs during interfacial transfer between TiO2 and Cu–TiO2

  11. Estudi econòmic i del procés productiu del sector de l’oli amb aplicació sobre un molí real

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    Burgués Juangran, Gerard

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    Aquest projecte té com a principal objectiu el disseny i l’estudi d’un model de costos de producció d’un molí d’oli català. En primer lloc, es presenta la situació actual del sector de l’oli a Catalunya, mostrant dades de producció i consum. Tot seguit, s’introdueix el molí d’oli a estudiar i l’empresa de la qual forma part. Posteriorment, s’explica el procés de producció d’oli, des de la recol·lecta de les olives fins a l’expedició de les botelles per a la seva comercialitz...

  12. The Inhibitive Effect of para-Amino Benzoic Acid and Its Polymer on Corrosion of Iron in 1 mol/L HCl Solution

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    P. Manivel; G. Venkatachari

    2006-01-01

    Poly p-aminobenzoic acid has been synthesized by chemical oxidation method. The inhibitive effect of poly p-aminobenzoic acid on iron in 1 mol/l HCl solution was investigated by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and compared with that of monomer p-aminobenzoic acid. The effectiveness of poly p-aminobenzoic acid is very high in comparison with that of monomer. The results show that both cathodic and anodic processes were suppressed by p-aminobenzoic acid and poly p-aminobenzoic acid of iron dissolution in 1 mol/L HCl by their adsorption on the iron surface. The inhibition efficiency of both p-aminobenzoic acid and poly p-aminobenzoic acid were found to increase with the inhibitor concentrations. Ultraviolet (UV)reflectance studies of the iron surface after exposure to inhibitor acid show that poly p-aminobenzoic acid is strongly adsorbed on iron surface.

  13. Théorie moléculaire pour la modélisation du pelage d'adhésif

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    Blottiere, Benoit; Mcleish, Thomas,

    2005-01-01

    3 p. Nous étudions la modélisation du pelage d'un adhésif repositionnable (pressure sensitive adhesive ou PSA) du point de vue de la rhéologie moléculaire. Les PSA sont des matériaux complexes qui sont composés par des mélanges de polymères et d'additifs. On a montré expérimentalement que lorsque la topologie des chaînes est modifiée en présence de produits chimiques qui forment de manière permanente ou temporaire des liaisons entre molécules, cela mène à un changement drastique du mode de...

  14. Kinetics study on the dissolution of UO2 particles by microwave and conventional heating in 4 mol/L nitric acid

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    2008-01-01

    The dissolution of UO2 particles in 4 mol·L-1 nitric acid medium at temperatures of 90-110℃ by mi- crowave heating and conventional heating has been investigated, respectively. It is found that the dissolution ratios of UO2 particles by microwave heating were 10%-40% higher than that by conven- tional heating. Kinetics research shows that the dissolution of UO2 particles in 4 mol·L-1 nitric acid is controlled by the diffusion control model for microwave heating and by the surface reaction control model for conventional heating. The diffusion control model for the dissolution of UO2 particles by mi- crowave heating could be explained by the diffuseness on the surface of UO2 particles.

  15. Synthèses et propriétés de mélanges de nouvelles molécules polyfonctionnelles lipopeptidiques tensioactives

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    Rondel, Caroline

    2009-01-01

    Les tensioactifs sont des produits chimiques largement utilisés dans le monde. Dans un contexte de développement durable, il est important de développer selon les principes de la chimie verte de nouvelles molécules amphiphiles issues de substances naturelles renouvelables. L'association d'un acide aminé ou d'un peptide et d'un composé à longue chaîne permet l'obtention de molécules ayant une activité de surface élevée. Nous avons étudié et développé de nouveaux mélanges de tensioactifs obtenu...

  16. Etude des bases moléculaires de l'agrégation des sols par des exopolysaccharides bactériens

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    Henao Valencia, Lina Judith

    2008-01-01

    Les exopolysaccharides d'origine microbienne (EPS) jouent un rôle déterminant dans la stabilisation des agrégats du sol en s'associant avec les argiles minérales. Dans le cadre de ces travaux de recherche, nous nous sommes intéressés à l'étude des interfaces argile/EPS à l'échelle moléculaire par modélisation moléculaire. La montmorillonite sodique (Na-MMT) a été choisie comme modèle représentatif de l'argile minérale et plusieurs EPS ont été considérés : le dextrane, le MWAP71, le xanthane, ...

  17. Applications du CO2 supercritique en synthèse organique et obtention de molécules organiques finement divisées

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    Mahboub, Radia

    2011-01-01

    Dans ce travail, nous présentons des résultats concernant les différentes applications du gaz carbonique (CO2) supercritique dans la synthèse organique et en pharmacologie. Nous indiquons également l’intérêt d’obtenir des molécules organiques finement divisées à l’aide de ce nouveau type de milieu réactionnel.

  18. Electrochemical, SEM/EDS and quantum chemical study of phthalocyanines as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 1 mol/l HCl

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    The inhibition effect of metal-free phthalocyanine (H2Pc), copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and copper phthalocyanine tetrasulfuric tetrasodium salt (CuPc.S4.Na4) on mild steel in 1 mol/l HCl in the concentration range of 1.0 x 10-5 to 1.0 x 10-3 mol/l was investigated by electrochemical test, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS) and quantum chemical method. The potentiodynamic polarization curves of mild steel in hydrochloric acid containing these compounds showed both cathodic and anodic processes of steel corrosion were suppressed, and the Nyquist plots of impedance expressed mainly as a capacitive loop with different compounds and concentrations. For all these phthalocyanines, the inhibition efficiency increased with the increase in inhibitor concentration, while the inhibition efficiencies for these three phthalocyanines with the same concentration decreased in the order of CuPc.S4.Na4 > CuPc > H2Pc according to the electrochemical measurement results. The SEM/EDS analysis indicated that there are more lightly corroded and oxidative steel surface for the specimens after immersion in acid solution containing 1.0 x 10-3 mol/l phthalocyanines than that in blank. The quantum chemical calculation results showed that the inhibition efficiency of these phthalocyanines increased with decrease in molecule's LUMO energy, which was different from the micro-cyclic compounds

  19. Molecular Weight and Association of Asphaltenes: a Critical Review Masse moléculaire et association des asphaltènes : une revue critique

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    Speight J. G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The determination of asphaltene molecular weights is complicated by the tendency of asphaltene molecules to associate with each other and with other petroleum constituents, and reported molecular weights vary from 900 to 300 000. This paper reviews the methods (vapor pressure osmometry, size exclusion chromatography, ultrafiltration, ultracentrifugation, viscosity, small angle X-ray scattering, infrared spectroscopy, solubilization, and interfacial tension that have been used to estimate asphaltene molecular weights and to probe association phenomena. It is concluded that asphaltene fractions from typical crudes have a number average molecular weight of 1 200-2 700 and a molecular weight range of 1,000-10,000 or higher. Intermolecular association phenomena are primarily responsible for observed molecular weights up to and in excess of 100,000 but detailed mechanisms of the intermolecular associations are not well understood. Certain observations suggest that asphaltene molecules are associated in reversedmicelles and that asphaltenes interact selectively with resins although the evidence on these points is subject to alternate interpretations. H-bond interactions between asphaltenes and resins have been demonstrated. La détermination de la masse moléculaire des asphaltènes est difficile à cause de la tendance qu'ont les molécules d'asphaltènes à s'associer les unes aux autres et avec d'autres constituants des pétroles. Ces masses moléculaires varient de 900 à 300 000. Cet article passe en revue les méthodes (osmométrie par tension de vapeur, chromatographie d'exclusion stérique, ultrafiltration, ultracentrifugation, viscosité, diffusion centrale des rayons X, spectroscopie infra-rouge, solubilisation et tension interfaciale qui ont été utilisées pour estimer les masses moléculaires des asphaltènes et pour étudier les phénomènes d'association. On conclut que les asphaltènes extraits de bruts types ont des masses mol

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

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    Gietzel, Jan; Schaeben, Helmut; Gabriel, Paul

    2014-05-01

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

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

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    Porfirio, T.C.

    2010-07-01

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

  2. Estudio ab initio del rompimiento del enlace C-H de molécula de metano (CH4) y del enlace Si-H de la molécula de silano (SiH4) por un átomo de Galio

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    Pacheco Sánchez, Juan Horacio

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta el primer estudio ab initio realizado sobre la activación tanto del enlace CH4 como del enlace Si-H de la molécula de Silano SiH4 por el átomo de Galio en sus tres estados electrónicos más bajos.

  3. Moléculas de adhesión: su papel en la fisiopatologIa cardiovascular Adhesion molecules: Their role in cardiovascular physiopathology

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    Ariel Jaitovich

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Las moléculas de adhesión son receptores de membrana que participan en diversas funciones vinculadas al tráfico celular, a las interacciones célula-célula y célula-matriz extracelular. Tres grupos de estas moléculas, conocidas como"adhesinas", están relacionados con la enfermedad cardiovascular: integrinas, selectinas y superfamilia de inmunoglobulinas. Intervienen en los fenómenos de activación y disfunción endotelial y se vinculan a la patogenia de la enfermedad coronaria, la injuria por reperfusión, el rechazo del corazón transplantado, la miocarditis, la miocardiopatía hipertrófica, etc. Se asocian también con el mecanismo de acción de las estatinas. El dosaje de los niveles séricos de las moléculas de adhesión tiene valor diagnóstico y predictivo de diversas enfermedades cardiovasculares. Esta revisión enfoca las variadas funciones de las adhesinas y se orienta sobre diversas posibilidades terapéuticas derivadas de su conocimiento.Adhesion molecules are membrane receptors that mediate several functions related to cell traffic, cell-cell interactions, and cell-matrix contact. There are three important groups associated to cardiovascular disease: integrins, selectins, and the immunoglobulin superfamily. They are involved in the endothelial disfunction and activation processes, and are related to the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease, reperfusion injury, allograft vasculopathy, myocarditis, hypertrophic myocardiopathy, etc. Also, they are related to the mechanism of action of statins. Serologic titer of these molecules has diagnostic and predictive value on diverse cardiovascular diseases. This review focuses on the functions of adhesins and discusses various therapeutic possibilities based on their recognition.

  4. Moléstia de Creutzfeldt-Jakob: estudo clínico, histopatológico e eletromicroscópico de um caso

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    João Guiduoli Neto

    1977-09-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado o caso de paciente de 53 anos de idade com quadro de rebaixamento mental e comprometimento piramidal, com evolução progressiva até mutismo acinético em 6 meses de evolução. Um pneumencefalograma mostrou aumento simétrico do sistema ventricular. Uma biópsia cerebral permitiu encontrar alterações neuronais, gliose e estado espongioso que permitiram classificar o caso como de moléstia de Creutzfeldt-Jakob. São discutidos os achados eletromicroscópicos.

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

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

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

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    Reyes Valderrama, María Isabel

    2007-01-01

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

  7. Anisotropie d'hétérodiffusion moléculaire du β-naphtol dans le naphtalène monocristallin

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    Dautant, A.; Bonpunt, L.; Fakhari, B.; Chanh, N.B.; Haget, Y.

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    La diffusion réticulaire de 8 14C β-naphtol dans le naphtalène monocristallin a été mesurée par la méthode de sectionnement comptage dans 2 directions cristallographiques différentes. Les résultats font la preuve de l'existence d'une anisotropie de diffusion moléculaire à 343 K : Da = (12,3 ± 0,4).10-17 m2 s-1 Dc' = (4,3 ± 0,5).10-17 m2 s-1.

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

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

  9. Fabrication of short-period poled structures and UV sum-frequency generation in 8 mol % MgO-doped congruent LiTaO3 crystal

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    Oka, Toshiharu; Suhara, Toshiaki

    2016-04-01

    Heavily (8 mol %) MgO-doped congruent LiTaO3 (MgO:cLT) crystal has wider transparency range and is expected to have higher photorefractive damage resistance than LiNbO3 or non-doped LT crystal. We obtained uniform PP structures with periods of ∼7 and ∼2 µm in MgO:cLT crystal and demonstrated UV sum-frequency generation (SFG) experiments at 355 nm wavelength for the first time. The FWHM temperature acceptance bandwidths and the normalized SFG efficiencies were close to the calculated values.

  10. Modulación del receptor nicotínico por moléculas de relevancia clínica

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    Alberola Die, Armando; Soriano Úbeda, Sergi; Ivorra Pastor, Isabel; Morales Calderón, Andrés

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    El receptor nicotínico de acetilcolina (nAChR) es el miembro mejor caracterizado de la superfamilia de canales iónicos activados por ligando (LGICs). Las disfunciones del nAChR se han relacionado con graves alteraciones fisiopatológicas del sistema nervioso, así como con alteraciones inflamatorias e inmunológicas y con el desarrollo de ciertos tipos de cáncer. Por ello, el conocimiento de las moléculas que modulan la función de este receptor, el estudio de sus mecanismos de acción y la diluci...

  11. Role of dissolved oxygen reduction in improvement inhibition performance of ascorbic acid during copper corrosion in 0.50 mol/L sulphuric acid

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    Mohammed; A.Amin

    2010-01-01

    The kinetics of dissolved O_2 reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions on copper surface was studied in naturally aerated and air and O_2-saturated 0.50 mol/L H_2SO_4 solutions using polarization measurements combined with the rotating disc electrode (RDE).The Koutecky-Levich plot indicated that the dissolved O_2 reduction at the copper electrode was an apparent four-electron process.A correlation between the presence of dissolved O_2 and the formation of Cu_2O,confirmed from XRD,was discussed. Ascorbi...

  12. Characterization on the electrophoretic deposition of the 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process

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    An 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) films are electrophoretically deposited on the La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 substrate using 8YSZ nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process. Effects of liquid suspension on the particle zeta potential and degree of agglomeration at different pH values are investigated. When the pH value deviates from the point of zero charge (PZC), the adsorption of protons on particle surfaces cause higher zeta potential and well-dispersed suspension. The optimal values of the iodine concentration, applied voltage and deposition time for the electrophoretic deposition of 8YSZ films are also found

  13. Frederic Rahola Trèmols y el centenario de independencias hispanoamericanas: el diseño de la celebración en Barcelona

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    Dalla Corte Caballero, Gabriela

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    El artículo aborda las obras periodísticas, literarias y de relatos de viaje de Frederic Rahola Trèmols, aparecidas en el periodo de organización de las celebraciones del centenario de las independencias hispanoamericanas. Los complejos y múltiples intereses en juego permitieron a Rahola expresar sus ideas y sus propuestas en las páginas de la Revista Comercial Iberoamericana Mercurio de Barcelona, de la cual fue director. The article discusses the journalistic, literary and travelogues...

  14. Deformation of as-cast LiF-22 mol pct CaF2 hypereutectic salt between 500 and 1015 K

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    Raj, S. V.; Whittenberger, J. D.

    1990-01-01

    Results are presented on compression tests conducted on as-cast LiF-22 mol pct CaF2 hypereutectic specimens at nominal strain rates between 1.8 x 10 to the -6th/sec and 0.25/sec over the temperature range 500-1015 K. In all instances, the stress-strain curves showed broad maxima, with negative strain-hardening rates after the peak stress sigma(max). It was found that, at low temperatures and high stresses, the CaF2 lamellae are rigid while the LiF matrix exhibits extensive transgranular cavitation, while at high temperatures and low stresses the CaF2 lamellae break down and spheroidize while the LiF matrix does not cavitate. It was concluded that the mechanical properties of the as-cast hypereutectic LiF-22 mol pct CaF2 are governed by the rate of deformation of the CaF2 phase. It is suggested that, for thermal energy storage applications, a spheroidal microstructure is more desirable than a lamellar structure.

  15. Synthesis of poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-12 mol % 3-hydroxyvalerate) by Bacillus cereus FB11: its characterization and application as a drug carrier.

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    Masood, Farha; Chen, P; Yasin, Tariq; Hasan, Fariha; Ahmad, Bashir; Hameed, Abdul

    2013-08-01

    The synthesis of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoate is investigated in this work for it potential application as drug carrier for cancer therapy. The bacterial isolate Bacillus cereus FB11 has synthesized poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) copolymer under nutrient stress conditions using glucose as a sole carbon source. The FTIR spectrum of the purified copolymer showed the characteristic absorption bands at 1,719, 1,260 and 2,931 cm(-1) attributing to C=O, C-O stretching and C-H vibrations, respectively. The result of (1)H-NMR confirmed that it was composed of 88 mol % of 3-hydroxybutyrate and 12 mol % of 3-hydroxyvalerate monomeric subunits. The nanoparticles were fabricated from copolymer and used as a carrier for anticancer drug ellipticine. The in vitro drug release studies showed that % inhibition of A549 cancer cell line receiving ellipticine loaded poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) nanoparticles was two-fold higher in comparison to ellipticine alone. This drug delivery system offers exciting possibilities for cancer therapy by increasing the bioavailability of anti-neoplastic drug to the tumor site. PMID:23674059

  16. The oxygen potential of near- and non-stoichiometric urania-25 mol% plutonia solid solutions: a comparison of thermogravimetric and galavanic cell measurements

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    To resolve discrepancies between the existing low temperature ΔGsub(02)(mean) data for solid solution mixed (U, Pu)-oxide nuclear fuel material, additional measurements have been performed on Usub(0.75)Pusub(0.25) employing a combined thermogravimetric (TGA) and solid-electrolyte galvanic cell technique. These measurements, which were performed at temperatures between 800 and 10000C, and for O:M ratios in the range 1.940 to 2.028, are reasonably self-consistent and show good agreement with the results of previous TGA measurements. However, they do not corroborate the earlier EMF cell measurements of Markin and McIver. (1967). Possible explanations for errors in these earlier EMF cell results are examined. The new results indicate that the ΔGsub(O2)(mean) of stoichiometric mixed oxide at typical outer surface fuel temperature is close to -100 kcal/mol 02 (-419 kJ/mol O2). Attempts have been made to fit the new ΔGsub(O2)(mean) data to two equations derived from recent defect models, and it is shown that neither equation accurately represents the experimental psub(O2) - x data over more than a short range of x. (Auth.)

  17. Self-healing effect of ceria electrodeposited thin films on stainless steel in aggressive 0.5 mol/L NaCl aqueous solution

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    Desislava Guergova; Emilia Stoyanova; Dimitar Stoychev; Ivalina Avramova; Plamen Stefanov

    2015-01-01

    The self-healing effect of electrochemically deposited CeO2-Ce2O3 films on stainless steel OC404 (SS) in 0.5 mol/L NaCl solution was studied. It was established that the corrosion potential of the steel, after covering it with CeO2-Ce2O3 layer and thermal treatment (i.e. potential of the system CeO2-Ce2O3/SSt.t.), was shifted sharply to a considerably more positive value, while the corro-sion current was reduced noticeably. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and scan-ning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses on the observed scratched surface area of the system CeO2-Ce2O3/SSt.t., after exposure of investigated specimens to 0.5 mol/L NaCl corrosion media, showed partial accumulation of ceria, as well as remarkable increase in the concentrations of oxides of Al, Cr and Fe, on the mechanically revealed steel surface. On the basis of the obtained results one could conclude that the secondary passive oxide/hydroxide films, formed after a definite time interval of exposure to corrosion media, acted as barriers, hindering the corrosion processes in active zones. A hypothesis was put forward about the mechanism of self-repairing oxide layers on the steel surface and their corrosion protection effect respectively.

  18. Crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) nano-powders prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Kuo, C.-W. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Lee, Y.-H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Hung, I-M. [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuan Ze University, 135 Far-East Road, Chung-Li, Taoyuan, Taiwan (China); Wang, M.-C. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Wen, S.-B. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Fung, K.-Z. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Shih, C.-J. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China)], E-mail: cjshih@kmu.edu.tw

    2008-04-03

    Eight mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) gel powders were synthesized at 348 K for 2 h using ZrOCl{sub 2}.8H{sub 2}O and Y(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O as starting materials in an ethanol-water solution by a sol-gel process. The crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of the 8YSZ gel powders have been investigated using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The XRD results and SAED pattern show that the 8YSZ gel powders calcined at 773 K for 2 h is a cubic ZrO{sub 2}. The activation energy for the crystallization of the cubic ZrO{sub 2} formation in the 8YSZ gel powders is determined as 231.76 kJ/mol by a non-isothermal DTA method. Both growth morphology parameter (n) and crystallization mechanism index (m) are close to 3.0, indicating that the bulk nucleation is dominant in the cubic ZrO{sub 2} formation. The TEM examination shows that the cubic ZrO{sub 2} has a spherical-like morphology with a size ranging from 10 to 20 nm.

  19. Crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) nano-powders prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Eight mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) gel powders were synthesized at 348 K for 2 h using ZrOCl2.8H2O and Y(NO3)3.6H2O as starting materials in an ethanol-water solution by a sol-gel process. The crystallization kinetics and growth mechanism of the 8YSZ gel powders have been investigated using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The XRD results and SAED pattern show that the 8YSZ gel powders calcined at 773 K for 2 h is a cubic ZrO2. The activation energy for the crystallization of the cubic ZrO2 formation in the 8YSZ gel powders is determined as 231.76 kJ/mol by a non-isothermal DTA method. Both growth morphology parameter (n) and crystallization mechanism index (m) are close to 3.0, indicating that the bulk nucleation is dominant in the cubic ZrO2 formation. The TEM examination shows that the cubic ZrO2 has a spherical-like morphology with a size ranging from 10 to 20 nm

  20. Synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanosized powders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process

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    Highlights: → The thermal behavior of 3Y-TZP precursor powders had been investigated. → The crystallization behavior of 3Y-TZP nanopowders had been investigated. → The activation energy for crystallization of tetragonal ZrO2 was obtained. → The growth morphology parameter n is approximated as 2.0. → The crystallites show a plate-like morphology. - Abstract: The synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanopowders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process at 348 K and pH = 7 were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry/thermogravimetry (DSC/TG), an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), the Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), and an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The activation energy of tetragonal ZrO2 crystallization from 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders using a non-isothermal method, namely, 169.2 ± 21.9 kJ mol-1, was obtained. The growth morphology parameter n was approximated as 2.0, which indicated that it had a plate-like morphology. The XRD, Raman spectra, and SAED patterns showed that the phase of the tetragonal ZrO2 was maintained at 1273 K. The crystallite size of 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders calcined at 1273 K for 5 min was 21.3 nm.

  1. Synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanosized powders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process

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    Hsu, Yu-Wei [Graduate Institute of Applied Science, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Yang, Ko-Ho, E-mail: yangkoho@cc.kuas.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Applied Science, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Department of Mold and Die Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Chang, Kuo-Ming [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Dental Materials Research Center, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 80782, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Sung-Wei [Metal Industries Research and Development Centre, 1001 Kaohsiung Highway, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan (China); Wang, Moo-Chin, E-mail: mcwang@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetics Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100, Shihchuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80728, Taiwan (China)

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    Highlights: > The thermal behavior of 3Y-TZP precursor powders had been investigated. > The crystallization behavior of 3Y-TZP nanopowders had been investigated. > The activation energy for crystallization of tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} was obtained. > The growth morphology parameter n is approximated as 2.0. > The crystallites show a plate-like morphology. - Abstract: The synthesis and crystallization behavior of 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) nanopowders prepared using a simple co-precipitation process at 348 K and pH = 7 were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry/thermogravimetry (DSC/TG), an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), the Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), and an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The activation energy of tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} crystallization from 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders using a non-isothermal method, namely, 169.2 {+-} 21.9 kJ mol{sup -1}, was obtained. The growth morphology parameter n was approximated as 2.0, which indicated that it had a plate-like morphology. The XRD, Raman spectra, and SAED patterns showed that the phase of the tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} was maintained at 1273 K. The crystallite size of 3Y-TZP freeze-dried precursor powders calcined at 1273 K for 5 min was 21.3 nm.

  2. Entre moléculas

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  3. New isotonic drinks with antioxidant and biological capacities from berries (maqui, açaí and blackthorn) and lemon juice.

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    Gironés-Vilaplana, Amadeo; Villaño, Débora; Moreno, Diego A; García-Viguera, Cristina

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    The aim of the study was to design new isotonic drinks with lemon juice and berries: maqui [Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz], açaí (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa L.), following on from previous research. Quality parameters - including colour (CIELab parameters), minerals, phytochemical identification and quantification by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector, total phenolic content by the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent, the antioxidant capacity (ABTS(+), DPPH• and [Formula: see text] assays) and biological activities (in vitro alpha-glucosidase and lipase inhibitory effects) - were tested in the samples and compared to commercially available isotonic drinks. The new isotonic blends with lemon and anthocyanins-rich berries showed an attractive colour, especially in maqui samples, which is essential for consumer acceptance. Significantly higher antioxidant and biological effects were determined in the new blends, in comparison with the commercial isotonic beverages. PMID:23815554

  4. Critical and superciritcal properties of 0.3 to 3.0 mol{center_dot}kg{sup {minus}1} CaCl{sub 2}(aq)

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    Oakes, C.S.; Bodnar, R.J.; Pitzer, K.S. [State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States)]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Simonson, J.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

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    Critical temperatures (T{sub c}) and densities (p{sub c}) for aqueous CaCl{sub 2} solutions were measured using two different optical techniques. Fluid inclusions with compositions of 0.5 to 4.0 mol{center_dot}ks{sup {minus}1} were synthesized from 600 to 820{degrees}C and at 1500 and 2500 bars in both the single and two-fluid phase fields. Critical temperatures were determined from measured homogenization temperatures and the observed mode of homogenization (i.e., to the liquid or vapor phase or by fading of the meniscus between apparent equal volumes of liquid and vapor). Critical temperatures determined by this method for 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 molal CaCl{sub 2}(aq) solutions are 395, 406, 466, and 565{degrees}C, respectively. T{sub c} for 4.0 molal CaCl{sub 2}(aq) was found to be in excess of 662{degree}C. Critical pressures (P{sub c}) could not be accurately determined from these measurements but were estimated from another source. Measurements of T{sub c} were also made using sealed silica capillaries containing 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 molal Cal{sub 2}(aq) solutions. T{sub c} values from these measurements are 388, 393, 405, and 465{degrees}C, respectively. Our data are in fair agreement with previously published data at and below 1.0 mol{center_dot}kg{sup {minus}1}, data from the two published sources of CaCl{sub 2}(aq) T{sub 2} measurements show substantially different trends, with the data from this study agreeing with the more recent of the two reports. Estimated values of p{sub c} are given for the solutions examined in the capillary tube experiments. Critical isochores are presented with new synthetic fluid inclusion derived isochores for 1.0 and 2.0 mol{center_dot}kg{sup {minus}1} Cal{sub 2}(aq) liquids to form a complete arrays of isochores for temperatures form {approximately} 100{degrees}C to those along the critical isochore and pressures to 5000 bars. 18 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs.

  5. Crystallite growth kinetics of TiO2 surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process

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    Highlights: • TiO2 powder surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO was obtained. • Phase transformation from anatase to rutile was hindered by ZnO added. • Growth kinetic of anatase TiO2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: DA,92=2.42×105×exp(-39.9×103/RT). • Growth kinetic of rutile TiO2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: DR,92=8.49×105×exp(-47.6×103/RT) rutile TiO2. -- Abstract: The nanocrystallite growth of TiO2 surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process has been studied. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and UV–VIS–NIR spectrophotometry have been utilized to characterize the TiO2 nanocrystallites surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO (denoted by T-9Z). The DTA result shows that the anatase TiO2 first formed at 533 K and the completion of anatase TiO2 crystallization occurred at 745 K for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders. XRD results reveal that the anatase and rutile TiO2 coexist when the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 523–973 K for 2 h. When the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 973 K for 2 h, rutile TiO2 was the major phase, and the minor phases were anatase TiO2 and Zn2Ti3O8. The phase was composed of the rutile TiO2 and Zn2TiO4 for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination at 1273 K for 2 h. The growth kinetics of TiO2 nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders were described as: DA,92=2.42×105×exp(-39.9×103/RT)and DR,92=8.49×105×exp(-47.6×103/RT) for anatase and rutile TiO2 nanocrystallites respectively. The analysis results of UV/VIS/NIR spectra reveal that the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination have a red-shifted effect with increasing calcination temperature and can be used as a UVA-attenuating agent

  6. Transfer Partial Molar Isentropic Compressibilities of ( l-Alanine/ l-Glutamine/Glycylglycine) from Water to 0.512 {mol} \\cdot {kg}^{-1} Aqueous {KNO}3/0.512 {mol} \\cdot {kg}^{-1} Aqueous {K}2{SO}4 Solutions Between 298.15 K and 323.15 K

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    Riyazuddeen; Gazal, Umaima

    2013-03-01

    Speeds of sound of ( l-alanine/ l-glutamine/glycylglycine + 0.512 {mol}\\cdot {kg}^{-1} aqueous {KNO}3/0.512 {mol}\\cdot {kg}^{-1} aqueous {K}2{SO}4) systems have been measured for several molal concentrations of amino acid/peptide at different temperatures: T = (298.15 to 323.15) K. Using the speed-of-sound and density data, the parameters, partial molar isentropic compressibilities φ _{kappa }0 and transfer partial molar isentropic compressibilities Δ _{tr} φ _{kappa }0, have been computed. The trends of variation of φ _{kappa }0 and Δ _{tr} φ _{kappa }0 with changes in molal concentration of the solute and temperature have been discussed in terms of zwitterion-ion, zwitterion-water dipole, ion-water dipole, and ion-ion interactions operative in the systems.

  7. Effect of porosity and pore morphology on the low-frequency dielectric response in sintered ZrO2-8 mol% Y2O3 ceramic compact

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    D Sen; T Mahata; A K Patra; S Mazumder; B P Sharma

    2004-08-01

    Effect of porosity and pore size distribution on the low-frequency dielectric response, in the range 0.01-100 kHz, in sintered ZrO2-8 mol% Y2O3 ceramic compacts have been investigated. Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique has been employed to obtain the pore characteristics like pore size distribution, specific surface area etc. It has been observed that the real and the imaginary parts of the complex dielectric permittivity, for the specimens, depend not only on the porosity but also on the pore size distribution and pore morphology significantly. Unlike normal Debye relaxation process, where the loss tangent vis-à-vis the imaginary part of the dielectric constant shows a pronounced peak, in the present case the same increases at lower frequency region and an anomalous non-Debye type relaxation process manifests.

  8. Long-term storage of clinical samples in CyMol® medium for PNA- FISH® and culturing from the eSwab™ system

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    Larsen, Lone Heimann; Xu, Yijuan; Pedersen, Malene Schibler;

    Objectives: A steadily growing diversity of bacteria is reported in foreign body infections, and culture-independent methods have been shown to supplement established culture methods. Therefore, sampling and preservation of specimens have become an important issue. We report here experience from a...... analytical methods. Methods: Sampling for both culture-dependent and -independent analyses were done over a period of two years. Specimens were transferred directly to the lab, and cultures of tissue biopsies, joint fluid, sonication fluid from the prosthesis components, and eSwab™ (Copan, Italy) were...... performed within 24 h after sampling. The corresponding specimens for culture-independent methods were stored at -80°C until analyzed in batchs. Specimens for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis were stored for app. one year at -80°C in CyMol® (Copan, Italy), an alcohol based media, before...

  9. Definition of a Counter Current Solvent Extraction Flowsheet for Aluminum Recovery using 0.4 mol/L DEHPA-Ca in Kerosene as Solvent

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    Significant tonnage of Aluminum are discarded in the Residual Solution WL from Cuban Ni-Co mineral processing. After a previous treatment a new residual solution will contain 6 g/L of aluminum in sulfate media. In the present work a Solvent Extraction flowsheet was developed to recover Al using as solvent a 0.4 mol/L kerosene solution of DEHPA converted to the calcium salt. Some studies related with the extraction and stripping process of Al and other metals containing in the waste liquor were carried out. These studies have shown the possibility of Al recovering from the WL. The process parameters were optimized. A 75% purity AICI3 was obtained with a 70% yield for all the process

  10. Contrôle de l'orientation et de l'alignement moléculaire par un train d'impulsions soudaines

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    Sugny, D.

    2006-10-01

    Les récents progrès technologiques dans le domaine des Lasers permettent d'envisager le contrôle de nombreux processus quantiques jouant un rôle dans une variété de problèmes s'étendant de la réactivité chimique à l'information quantique. Dans ce contexte, nous nous sommes intéressés au contrôle de l'orientation ou de l'alignement moléculaire en utilisant un train d'impulsions soudaines. Nous avons défini des états cibles qui maximisent à la fois l'orientation ou l'alignement et sa durée dans le temps et montré comment atteindre ces états à l'aide de stratégie systématique ou optimisée

  11. Horloges, gradients, et réseaux moléculaires: modèles mathématiques de la morphogenèse

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    Cinquin, Olivier

    2005-01-01

    L'acquisition d'une structure spatiale au cours du développement d'un embryon implique la différentiation de cellules, souvent suivant des informations positionnelles. La complexité des réseaux moléculaires régulant la différentiation et des mécanismes générant l'information positionnelle rend nécessaire leur modélisation mathématique. Les embryons de vertébrés acquièrent une structure segmentée lors de la somitogénèse; ce processus nécessite des variations spatiales et temporelles d'expressi...

  12. Molécules antibactériennes issues d'huiles essentielles: séparation, identification et mode d'action

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    Guinoiseau, E.

    2010-01-01

    La résistance bactérienne aux antibiotiques est un problème majeur de santé publique. L'émergence et la propagation de bactéries multi-résistantes, associées au nombre limité d'antibiotiques en cours de développement, ont conduit à une impasse thérapeutique. La découverte de molécules antibactériennes innovantes, capables d'agir par de nouveaux modes d'action, est donc devenue indispensable. Dans cette étude, nous avons recherché dans les plantes et, plus précisément, dans leurs huiles essent...

  13. Structure and optical homogeneity of LiNbO{sub 3}:Zn (0.03–4.5 mol.%) crystals

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    Sidorov, Nikolay, E-mail: sidorov@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: tepl-na@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: fleischermed@gmail.com, E-mail: Jovial1985@yandex.ru, E-mail: palat-mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru; Tepljakova, Natalja, E-mail: sidorov@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: tepl-na@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: fleischermed@gmail.com, E-mail: Jovial1985@yandex.ru, E-mail: palat-mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru; Gabain, Aleksei, E-mail: sidorov@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: tepl-na@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: fleischermed@gmail.com, E-mail: Jovial1985@yandex.ru, E-mail: palat-mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru; Yanichev, Aleksander, E-mail: sidorov@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: tepl-na@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: fleischermed@gmail.com, E-mail: Jovial1985@yandex.ru, E-mail: palat-mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru; Palatnikov, Mikhail, E-mail: sidorov@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: tepl-na@chemy.kolasc.net.ru, E-mail: fleischermed@gmail.com, E-mail: Jovial1985@yandex.ru, E-mail: palat-mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru [I.V. Tananaev Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements and Mineral Raw Materials of the Kola Science Center RAS, Apatity, Murmansk region, 184209 (Russian Federation)

    2014-11-14

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

  14. Physiologie moléculaire du développement des embryons somatiques de pin maritime (Pinus pinaster Ait.) : approches transcriptomique et protéomique

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    Morel, Alexandre

    2014-01-01

    Chez le pin maritime l’embryogenèse somatique, méthode de multiplication végétative performante, n’est pas optimisée la limite étant le contrôle du développement des embryons somatiques (ES). Nos objectifs ont été 1) d’étudier les mécanismes physiologiques, cellulaires et moléculaires précoces contrôlant la différenciation des ES en réponse à une disponibilité en eau réduite 2) d’évaluer pour l'ES cotylédonaire de 12 semaines son état de maturité, son protéome afin de les comparer à l'embryon...

  15. Détection de résistances aux inhibiteurs de l'ALS : des outils moléculaires pour un diagnostic rapide et fiable

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    Délye, Christophe; Boucansaud, Karelle; Pernin, Fanny; Couloume, B.

    2008-01-01

    Les inhibiteurs de l’acétolactate-synthase (ALS) sont une des classes d’herbicides les plus utilisées actuellement. Être capable de diagnostiquer rapidement la présence de plantes résistantes à ces substances contribue à maintenir leur efficacité. La plupart des cas de résistance aux inhibiteurs de l’ALS sont dus à des mutations dans le gène de l’ALS. Des tests moléculaires ont été développés chez les principales graminées adventices du blé, le Vulpin (Alopecurus myosuroides) et les Ivraies (...

  16. The Ag{sub 2}Se-HgSe-SiSe{sub 2} system in the 0-60 mol.% SiSe{sub 2} region

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    Parasyuk, O.V.; Gulay, L.D.; Romanyuk, Ya.E.; Olekseyuk, I.D

    2003-01-13

    Phase equilibria in the quasiternary Ag{sub 2}Se-HgSe-SiSe{sub 2} system were investigated using X-ray phase analysis. Its isothermal section at 298 K was constructed. The formation of the quaternary Ag{sub 6}HgSiSe{sub 6} phase was confirmed. The existence of the homogeneity range for this compound at 23-43 mol.% of Hg{sub 4}SiSe{sub 6} (Ag{sub 6.16-4.56}Hg{sub 0.92-1.72}SiSe{sub 6}) was determined. The formation of three new intermediate phases Ag{sub {approx}}{sub 7.04-{approx}}{sub 6.32}Hg{sub {approx}}{sub 0.48-{approx}}{sub 0.84}Si= Se{sub 6} ({beta}), Ag{sub {approx}}{sub 3.44-{approx}}{sub 2.96}Hg{sub {approx}}{sub 2.28-{approx}}{sub 2.52}Si= Se{sub 6} ({delta}) and Ag{sub 2}Hg{sub 3}SiSe{sub 6} ({epsilon}) was found. All phases are localized along the Ag{sub 8}SiSe{sub 6}-Hg{sub 4}SiSe{sub 6} section. The crystal structures of the {beta}-phase (for the Ag{sub 6.4}Hg{sub 0.8}SiSe{sub 6} composition) and {delta}-phase (for the Ag{sub 3.2}Hg{sub 2.4}SiSe{sub 6} composition) were determined. Both phases crystallize with a cubic unit cell (space group F4-bar3m) with the lattice parameters a=1.08806(4) nm and a=1.07108(2) nm for the Ag{sub 6.4}Hg{sub 0.8}SiSe{sub 6} and Ag{sub 3.2}Hg{sub 2.4}SiSe{sub 6}, respectively. Atomic parameters for them were refined in the anisotropic approximation [R{sub I}=0.0830 (Ag{sub 6.4}Hg{sub 0.8}SiSe{sub 6}) and R{sub I}=0.0950 (Ag{sub 3.2}Hg{sub 2.4}SiSe{sub 6})]. The crystal structure of the {epsilon}-phase is under investigation. The phase diagram of the HgSe-SiSe{sub 2} system was constructed in the range 0-60 mol.% SiSe{sub 2}. It was established that the Hg{sub 4}SiSe{sub 6} compound melts congruently at 1044 K and forms eutectics at {approx}12 mol.% SiSe{sub 2} (1023 K) and {approx}52 mol.% SiSe{sub 2} (961 K)

  17. Characterization on the electrophoretic deposition of the 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process

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    Lee, Y.-H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Kuo, C.-W. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Shih, C.-J. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Hung, I-M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Fung, K.-Z. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Wen, S.-B. [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Wang, M.-C. [Faculty of Fragrance and Cosmetics, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shi-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China)]. E-mail: cjshih@kmu.edu.tw

    2007-02-15

    An 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) films are electrophoretically deposited on the La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} substrate using 8YSZ nanocrystallites prepared by a sol-gel process. Effects of liquid suspension on the particle zeta potential and degree of agglomeration at different pH values are investigated. When the pH value deviates from the point of zero charge (PZC), the adsorption of protons on particle surfaces cause higher zeta potential and well-dispersed suspension. The optimal values of the iodine concentration, applied voltage and deposition time for the electrophoretic deposition of 8YSZ films are also found.

  18. XPS and ToF-SIMS analysis of natural rubies and sapphires heat-treated in a reducing (5 mol% H 2/Ar) atmosphere

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    Achiwawanich, S.; James, B. D.; Liesegang, J.

    2008-12-01

    Surface effects on Mong Hsu rubies and Kanchanaburi sapphires after heat treatment in a controlled reducing atmosphere (5 mol% H 2/Ar) have been investigated using advanced surface science techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Visual appearance of the gemstones is clearly affected by the heat treatment in a reducing atmosphere. Kanchanaburi sapphires, in particular, exhibit Fe-containing precipitates after the heat treatment which have not been observed in previous studies under an inert atmosphere. Significant correlation between changes in visual appearance of the gemstones and variations in surface concentration of trace elements, especially Ti and Fe are observed. The XPS and ToF-SIMS results suggest that; (1) a reducing atmosphere affects the oxidation state of Fe; (2) dissociation of Fe-Ti interaction may occur during heat treatment.

  19. XPS and ToF-SIMS analysis of natural rubies and sapphires heat-treated in a reducing (5 mol% H{sub 2}/Ar) atmosphere

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    Achiwawanich, S. [Department of Physics, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); James, B.D. [Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Liesegang, J. [Department of Physics, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia); Centre for Materials and Surface Science, La Trobe University, VIC 3086 (Australia)], E-mail: J.Liesegang@latrobe.edu.au

    2008-12-30

    Surface effects on Mong Hsu rubies and Kanchanaburi sapphires after heat treatment in a controlled reducing atmosphere (5 mol% H{sub 2}/Ar) have been investigated using advanced surface science techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Visual appearance of the gemstones is clearly affected by the heat treatment in a reducing atmosphere. Kanchanaburi sapphires, in particular, exhibit Fe-containing precipitates after the heat treatment which have not been observed in previous studies under an inert atmosphere. Significant correlation between changes in visual appearance of the gemstones and variations in surface concentration of trace elements, especially Ti and Fe are observed. The XPS and ToF-SIMS results suggest that; (1) a reducing atmosphere affects the oxidation state of Fe; (2) dissociation of Fe-Ti interaction may occur during heat treatment.

  20. The electrochemical behaviour of copper in aerated 1 mol·dm-3 NaCl at room temperature. Pt. 1

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    Uniform corrosion will be an important process in determining the lifetime of a copper nuclear fuel waste container. We need to know the mechanism of the corrosion reaction if we are to make reliable predictions about the long-term corrosion behaviour. This series of reports summarizes the results of an electrochemical investigation of the corrosion of copper in aerated 1 mol·dm-3 NaCl at room temperature. In Part 1, the anodic dissolution of copper is considered. The cathodic reduction of oxygen on copper and the behaviour at the corrosion potential are discussed in Parts 2 and 3, respectively. The effect of mass transport on the anodic dissolution of copper has been studied using a rotating disc electrode. The rate of dissolution is controlled largely by the rate of transport of copper-chloride complex ions away from the electrode surface. In 1 mol·dm-3 NaCl, the two most important complex species are CuCl2-; and CuCl32-. At high rotation rates and/or at relatively anodic potentials, the interfacial reaction becomes rate-limiting to some extent. Under these conditions, the anodic reaction is under joint kinetic-transport control. The rate of the interfacial reaction is not simply controlled by the rate of electron transfer. It is possible that copper adatoms or adsorbed chloride ions play some part in the anodic interfacial reaction. The information discussed here, along with the studies of the cathodic and corrosion reactions, will be used to develop a copper container failure model

  1. Study of Li 2TiO 3 + 5 mol% TiO 2 lithium ceramics after long-term neutron irradiation

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    Chikhray, Y.; Shestakov, V.; Maksimkin, O.; Turubarova, L.; Osipov, I.; Kulsartov, T.; Kuykabayeba, A.; Tazhibayeva, I.; Kawamura, H.; Tsuchiya, K.

    2009-04-01

    Given work presents the results of complex material-science studies of 1 mm diameter ceramic pebbles manufactured of Li 2TiO 3 + 5 mol% TiO 2 ceramics before and after long-time neutron irradiation. Ceramic samples were placed in specially ampoules (six items) made of stainless steel Cr18Ni10Ti which were vacuumized and filled with helium. Irradiation of ampoules was carried out in the loop channel of WWRK reactor (Almaty, Kazakhstan) during 223 days at 6 MW power. After irradiation light-colored pebbles became grey-colored due to structure changes which generation of grey-colored inclusions (lithium oxide) with low density and microhardness. There is a radiation softening of lithium ceramic and that effect is higher for lower irradiation temperature 760 K than for 920 K. The value of maximum permissible load (pebble crash limit) at that is low and comprises ˜37.9 N. The content of residual tritium is higher for ceramic irradiated at 760 K (6.6 ± 0.6 × 10 11 Bq/kg) than for ceramic irradiated at 920 K (17 ± 3 × 10 10 Bq/kg). The size change indicates that pebble increase more after irradiation at 760 K than at 920 K where the bigger portion of tritium leaves the pebble. X-ray analysis shows radiation modification of Li 2TiO 3 + 5 mol% TiO 2 phase composition and generation of new phases: LiTi 2O 4, LiTiO 2 and Li 4Ti 5O 12.

  2. Study of Li{sub 2}TiO{sub 3} + 5 mol% TiO{sub 2} lithium ceramics after long-term neutron irradiation

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    Chikhray, Y. [Kazakh National University, Almaty (Kazakhstan)], E-mail: john@physics.kz; Shestakov, V. [Kazakh National University, Almaty (Kazakhstan); Maksimkin, O.; Turubarova, L.; Osipov, I. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Almaty (Kazakhstan); Kulsartov, T.; Kuykabayeba, A.; Tazhibayeva, I. [National Nuclear Center, Kurchatov (Kazakhstan); Kawamura, H.; Tsuchiya, K. [JAEA, Oarai (Japan)

    2009-04-30

    Given work presents the results of complex material-science studies of 1 mm diameter ceramic pebbles manufactured of Li{sub 2}TiO{sub 3} + 5 mol% TiO{sub 2} ceramics before and after long-time neutron irradiation. Ceramic samples were placed in specially ampoules (six items) made of stainless steel Cr18Ni10Ti which were vacuumized and filled with helium. Irradiation of ampoules was carried out in the loop channel of WWRK reactor (Almaty, Kazakhstan) during 223 days at 6 MW power. After irradiation light-colored pebbles became grey-colored due to structure changes which generation of grey-colored inclusions (lithium oxide) with low density and microhardness. There is a radiation softening of lithium ceramic and that effect is higher for lower irradiation temperature 760 K than for 920 K. The value of maximum permissible load (pebble crash limit) at that is low and comprises {approx}37.9 N. The content of residual tritium is higher for ceramic irradiated at 760 K (6.6 {+-} 0.6 x 10{sup 11} Bq/kg) than for ceramic irradiated at 920 K (17 {+-} 3 x 10{sup 10} Bq/kg). The size change indicates that pebble increase more after irradiation at 760 K than at 920 K where the bigger portion of tritium leaves the pebble. X-ray analysis shows radiation modification of Li{sub 2}TiO{sub 3} + 5 mol% TiO{sub 2} phase composition and generation of new phases: LiTi{sub 2}O{sub 4}, LiTiO{sub 2} and Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}.

  3. 回归再时效7A60铝合金在0.5mol/L NaCl溶液中的点蚀性能%Pitting resistance of 7A60 aluminum alloy at retrogression and reaging in 0.5 mol/L NaCl solution

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    赵凯; 冯一可; 宋诗哲; 寇益强; 唐子龙

    2012-01-01

    采用腐蚀电化学的点蚀极化曲线并结合腐蚀形貌的扫描电镜分析的方法,研究了回归再时效(RRA)工艺处理7A60铝合金在0.5 mol/L NaC1溶液中的点蚀行为,对其耐点蚀性能进行了评价,并探讨了RRA工艺改善该合金点蚀性能的机理.结果表明:采用120RRA工艺(120℃×24 h预时效+195℃×0.5h回归+120℃×24 h再时效)处理后,7A60铝合金在0.5 mol/L NaCl溶液中的阳极极化曲线闭合环面积减小,再钝化电流密度Ipp降低,蚀孔较浅,RRA工艺在一定程度上改善了该铝合金在0.5 mol/L NaCl溶液中的耐点蚀性能.%According to electrochemical polarization curve testing and corrosion morphology analysis, the pitting resistance of 7A60 Al alloy under different aging conditions in 0. 5 mol/L NaCl solution was mostly investigated. The results show that reasonable technology (120RRA) is pre-aged at 120℃ for 24 h, then retrogressed at 195 'C for 0. 5 h and reaged at 120 ℃ for 24 h. Compared with peak aging (T6), 120RRA technology can improve the pitting resistance of alloy in 0. 5 mol/L NaCl solution because of an decrease in the closed loop area of polarization curve, the re-passivation current density Ipp and the depth of pits of the alloy.

  4. Grupos españoles de cálculos ab initio de moléculas de interés astrofísico

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    Yáñez, M.

    Pocos campos de la química están tan bien adaptados a la modelización por medio de los métodos teóricos de la Química Cuántica como la Astroquímica y la Química de la Atmósfera, donde las interacciones moleculares son, generalmente, lo suficientemente pequeñas para que el modelo de molécula aislada funcione muy bien. En España son varios los grupos teóricos que dedican su esfuerzo de investigación, o parte de él, al estudio de moléculas o procesos de interés en Astrofísica o en atmósferas planetarias. Presentaremos diferentes ejemplos paradigmáticos de esta actividad en la que se exploran desde aspectos estructurales, hasta aspectos espectroscópicos y dinámicos. Entre los últimos, cabe destacar estudios en los que se demuestra la importancia de procesos a dos estados, prohibidos por espín, en la formación astrofísica de diversos derivados de interés. En el tratamiento espectroscópico se han hecho esfuerzos interesantes, que han aunado teoría y experimento, en el estudio de sistemas relevantes desde el punto de vista atmosférico, como los hidratos de ácido nítrico, o el tratamiento espectroscópico de moléculas no rígidas. No menos interesantes son los estudios de fotoabsorción de radicales o de procesos multifotónicos. Son particularmente abundantes los estudios dedicados a la reactividad específica de sistemas de interés astrofísico o atmosférico, con el objetivo de esclarecer vías de formación de determinados compuestos o de proporcionar mecanismos que permitan identificar las etapas reactivas limitantes de reacciones de interés en esos medios y sobre los que no existía información previa. Así, por ejemplo, se han publicado interesantes estudios sobre la formación o propiedades de compuestos de fósforo, de silico o de azufre o sobre mecanismos de reacción en los que intervienen el ozono, el radical nitrato, el radical OH u otras especies. Finalmente, son también particularmente relevantes los estudios que varios

  5. Fragilidad del bosque de Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol. I M. Johnst. en un macizo andino patagónico chileno

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    Quintanilla Pérez, V.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The study shows the difficult recuperation of the Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol l. M. Johnst. forest in a mountain volcanic chain located in the northern part of the patagonic region of Chili. The intense industrial exploitation of "alerce" initiated 80 years ago, the extended and long-term fire forest between 1950 to 1960, along with active mass removal processes in the andean mountain chain, generated huge impacts on the pluvial and alerce forests in that region, making difficult the recovery of this conifer wich is the most longlived in South America. Nevertheless, some case of regeneration of this species was observed, as it was declared in 1976 as natural monument in Chili.

    [fr] Nous avons étudié les difficultés de récupération d'une forêt de Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol. I. M. Johnst., dans une chaîne de montagnes volcaniques située au nord de la région patagonique chilienne. La forte exploitation de cette espèce a commencé il y a 80 ans, elle a été suivie d'incendies de long durée entre 1950 et 1960 et de très actifs processus de solifluxion dans les Andes. Ces phénomènes ont provoqué d'importants impacts sur les forêts humides et aussi sur les formations de ce conifère -la plante la plus longèvive de l'Amérique du Sud- dont la récupération actuelle se révèle très difficile. Cependant, malgré sa croissance très lente, nous avons observé quelques cas de régénération, en partie grâce à sa declaration au Chili comme monument naturel en 1976. [es] Se presenta un estudio referido a las dificultades de recuperación de un bosque de Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol I. M. Johnst. en una cadena montañosa volcánica localizada en el norte de la región patagónica de Chile. La intensa explotación industrial del alerce iniciada hace 80 años, los extensos y numerosos fuegos forestales de larga duración entre 1950 y 1960, junto con activos procesos de remoción en masa de la cordillera andina

  6. Crystallite growth kinetics of TiO{sub 2} surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process

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    Ko, Horng-Huey [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Hsi, Chi-Shiung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National United University, 1 Lein-Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 36003, Taiwan (China); Wang, Moo-Chin, E-mail: mcwang@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Zhao, Xiujian, E-mail: opluse@whut.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)

    2014-03-05

    Highlights: • TiO{sub 2} powder surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO was obtained. • Phase transformation from anatase to rutile was hindered by ZnO added. • Growth kinetic of anatase TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D{sub A,9}{sup 2}=2.42×10{sup 5}×exp(-39.9×10{sup 3}/RT). • Growth kinetic of rutile TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders was described as: D{sub R,9}{sup 2}=8.49×10{sup 5}×exp(-47.6×10{sup 3}/RT) rutile TiO{sub 2}. -- Abstract: The nanocrystallite growth of TiO{sub 2} surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO prepared by a coprecipitation process has been studied. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and UV–VIS–NIR spectrophotometry have been utilized to characterize the TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites surface modification with 9 mol% ZnO (denoted by T-9Z). The DTA result shows that the anatase TiO{sub 2} first formed at 533 K and the completion of anatase TiO{sub 2} crystallization occurred at 745 K for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders. XRD results reveal that the anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} coexist when the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 523–973 K for 2 h. When the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders were calcined at 973 K for 2 h, rutile TiO{sub 2} was the major phase, and the minor phases were anatase TiO{sub 2} and Zn{sub 2}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 8}. The phase was composed of the rutile TiO{sub 2} and Zn{sub 2}TiO{sub 4} for the T-9Z freeze-dried precursor powders after calcination at 1273 K for 2 h. The growth kinetics of TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in T-9Z powders were described as: D{sub A,9}{sup 2}=2.42×10{sup 5}×exp(-39.9×10{sup 3}/RT)and D{sub R,9}{sup 2}=8.49×10{sup 5}×exp(-47.6×10{sup 3}/RT) for anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites respectively. The analysis results of UV/VIS/NIR spectra reveal that the T-9Z freeze

  7. Protonation thermodynamics of some aminophenol derivatives in NaCl(aq) (0 ≤ I ≤3 mol . kg-1) at T = 298.15 K

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    Highlights: → Protonation thermodynamics of four aminophenol derivatives were determined. → Dependence on ionic strength was analysed by using different models. → Neutral species activity coefficient was determined by distribution measurements. → Acid-base behaviour of this ligand class was modelled. - Abstract: The acid-base properties of four aminophenol derivatives, namely m-aminophenol (L1), 4-amino-2-hydroxytoluene (L2), 2-amino-5-ethylphenol (L3) and 5-amino-4-chloro-o-cresol (L4), are studied by potentiometric and titration calorimetric measurements in NaCl(aq) (0 ≤ I ≤ 3 mol . kg-1) at T = 298.15 K. The dependence of the protonation constants on ionic strength is modelled by the Debye-Hueckel, SIT (Specific ion Interaction Theory) and Pitzer equations. Therefore, the values of protonation constants at infinite dilution and the relative interaction coefficients are calculated. The dependence of protonation enthalpies on ionic strength is also determined. Distribution (2-methyl-1-propanol/aqueous solution) measurements allowed us to determine the Setschenow coefficients and the activity coefficients of neutral species. Experimental results show that these compounds behave in a very similar way, and common class parameters are reported, in particular for the dependence on ionic strength of both protonation constants and protonation enthalpies.

  8. A simple sol–gel approach to synthesize nanocrystalline 8 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia from metal-chelate precursors: Microstructural evolution and conductivity studies

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    A facile non alkoxide based sol–gel technique has been used to synthesize homogeneously distributed nanocrystalline 8 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) powder. The two steps of such powder preparation are gelation and thermal decomposition of metal-chelate complex in aqueous solution. Such nano powder was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and BET surface area analyser. Upon calcinations at 600 °C, well crystallized nano-sized (10–15 nm) YSZ powder is obtained having spherical morphology and reasonably high surface area. The required ionic conductivity (0.107 S/cm) is achieved with 1200 °C sintered samples when measured at 1000 °C in air. - Graphical abstract: A facile non-alkoxide sol–gel route based on metal-EDTA chelate precursor is provided to synthesize dense nanocrystalline YSZ for use as SOFC electrolyte. - Highlights: • Facile one-step non-alkoxide based sol–gel approach. • Nanocrystalline YSZ synthesis from metal-chelate complex. • High ionic conductivity at low sintering temperature

  9. Direct identification of phenolic constituents in Boldo Folium (Peumus boldus Mol.) infusions by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Simirgiotis, M J; Schmeda-Hirschmann, G

    2010-01-22

    A very simple and direct method was developed for the qualitative analysis of polyphenols in boldo (Peumus boldus Mol., Monimiaceae) leaves infusions by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS(n)). The phenolic constituents identified in infusions of the crude drug Boldo Folium were mainly proanthocyanidins and flavonol glycosides. In the infusions, 41 compounds were detected in male and 43 compounds in female leaf samples, respectively. Nine quercetin glycosides, eight kaempferol derivatives, nine isorhamnetin glycosides, three phenolic acids, one caffeoylquinic acid glycoside and twenty one proanthocyanidins were identified by HPLC-DAD and ESI-MS for the first time in the crude drug. Isorhamnetin glucosyl-di-rhamnoside was the most abundant flavonol glycoside in the male boldo sample, whereas isorhamnetin di-glucosyl-di-rhamnoside was the main phenolic compound in female boldo leaves infusion. The results suggest that the medicinal properties reported for this popular infusion should be attributed not only to the presence of catechin and boldine but also to several phenolic compounds with known antioxidant activity. The HPLC fingerprint obtained can be useful in the authentication of the crude drug Boldo Folium as well as for qualitative analysis and differentiation of plant populations in the tree distribution range. PMID:20022332

  10. CORALUS phase II. Gas release and migration in the boom clay of mol within the project 'Corrosion of Active Glass in the Underground conditions'

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    Within the scope of national and international radioactive waste disposal concepts, the intention is to isolate them in deep geological formations in order to avoid the release of radionuclides into the biosphere above an acceptable limit. Besides salt and granite, clay formations are investigated. For investigating the suitability of clay formations in terms of their physical and chemical behaviour, the Belgian research centre SCK-CEN is performing an in situ test called CORALUS (CORrosion of Active gLass in Underground Storage conditions) in the Boom clay of the Underground Research Facility HADES in Mol /VAL 97/. The overall objective of the CORALUS project is to study the performance of both active and inactive HLW glass specimens in direct contact with different types of backfill materials under conditions as representative as possible for those expected to prevail in a disposal site in the Boom clay formation (α- and γ-irradiation, temperature, pressure, backfill material, formation water,..). The experimental set-up represents a scenario in which the vitrified waste comes into direct contact with the interacting backfill material and/or the Boom clay. (orig.)

  11. Hydraulic characterization of the boom clay formation from the HADES underground laboratory in Mol: evolution and assessment of the piezometric techniques

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    The network of piezometers installed in the Boom clay formation from the HADES Underground laboratory (-223 m) at Mol is an invaluable tool for the measurement and physical understanding of the groundwater flow towards a non closes deep repository system in an argillaceous formation. The hydraulic testing, test interpretation and groundwater sampling methodologies in a plastic clay (19 - 26 % H2O) at medium depth are presented. The results obtained from in situ tests (metric to local scale, 1 to 30 m) and from laboratory experiments on vertical and horizontal clay plugs (centimetric scale, 3 - 7 cm) have put into evidence the anisotropy of the Boom clay. The horizontal hydraulic conductivity is approximately 2.4 times higher than the vertical one. Laboratory and in situ results are discussed. Their comparison gives coherent hydraulic and transport parameters supporting the model used to describe quantitatively the migration of radionuclides through the clay. Meanwhile, concerning the hydraulic conductivity, a large discrepancy still subsists with the regional model (kilometric scale, 40 km x 80 km) which is presently being revisited (i.a. boundary conditions and refinement of the mesh, from 5 to 0.5 km) and with the regional observations often too scarce (water level measurements in the sandy aquifers surrounding the Boom clay formation). (authors). 8 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab

  12. Gas release and migration in the boom clay of mol within the project 'Corrosion of Active Glass in the Underground conditions' (CORALUS)

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    Within the scope of national and international radioactive waste disposal concepts, the intention is to dispose of radioactive waste in deep geological formations, in order to isolate them from the biosphere and avoid the release of radionuclides above an acceptable limit. Besides salt and granite, clay formations are investigated. For investigating the suitability of clay formations in terms of their physical and chemical behaviour, the Belgian research centre SCK-CEN is performing an in situ test called CORALUS (CORrosion of Active gLass in Underground Storage conditions) in the Boom clay of the Underground Research Facility HADES in Mol/VAL 97/. The overall objective of the CORALUS project is to study the performance of both active and inactive HLW glass specimens in direct contact with different types of backfill materials under conditions as representative as possible for those expected to prevail in a disposal site in the Boom clay formation (α- and γ-irradiation, temperature, pressure, backfill material, formation water,..). The experimental set-up represents a scenario in which the vitrified waste comes into direct contact with the interacting backfill material and/or the Boom clay, because of the occurrence of fissures in the waste canisters and the metallic overpack. (orig.)

  13. Protonation thermodynamics of some aminophenol derivatives in NaCl{sub (aq)} (0 {<=} I {<=}3 mol . kg{sup -1}) at T = 298.15 K

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    Bretti, Clemente; De Stefano, Concetta; Foti, Claudia [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica Fisica, Universita di Messina, Viale F. Stagno d' Alcontres, 31, I-98166 Messina (Vill. S. Agata) (Italy); Sammartano, Silvio, E-mail: ssammartano@unime.it [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica Fisica, Universita di Messina, Viale F. Stagno d' Alcontres, 31, I-98166 Messina (Vill. S. Agata) (Italy); Vianelli, Giuseppina [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica Fisica, Universita di Messina, Viale F. Stagno d' Alcontres, 31, I-98166 Messina (Vill. S. Agata) (Italy)

    2012-01-15

    Highlights: > Protonation thermodynamics of four aminophenol derivatives were determined. > Dependence on ionic strength was analysed by using different models. > Neutral species activity coefficient was determined by distribution measurements. > Acid-base behaviour of this ligand class was modelled. - Abstract: The acid-base properties of four aminophenol derivatives, namely m-aminophenol (L1), 4-amino-2-hydroxytoluene (L2), 2-amino-5-ethylphenol (L3) and 5-amino-4-chloro-o-cresol (L4), are studied by potentiometric and titration calorimetric measurements in NaCl{sub (aq)} (0 {<=} I {<=} 3 mol . kg{sup -1}) at T = 298.15 K. The dependence of the protonation constants on ionic strength is modelled by the Debye-Hueckel, SIT (Specific ion Interaction Theory) and Pitzer equations. Therefore, the values of protonation constants at infinite dilution and the relative interaction coefficients are calculated. The dependence of protonation enthalpies on ionic strength is also determined. Distribution (2-methyl-1-propanol/aqueous solution) measurements allowed us to determine the Setschenow coefficients and the activity coefficients of neutral species. Experimental results show that these compounds behave in a very similar way, and common class parameters are reported, in particular for the dependence on ionic strength of both protonation constants and protonation enthalpies.

  14. A simple sol–gel approach to synthesize nanocrystalline 8 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia from metal-chelate precursors: Microstructural evolution and conductivity studies

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    Bagchi, Biswajoy; Basu, Rajendra Nath, E-mail: ragenbasu54@gmail.com

    2015-10-25

    A facile non alkoxide based sol–gel technique has been used to synthesize homogeneously distributed nanocrystalline 8 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) powder. The two steps of such powder preparation are gelation and thermal decomposition of metal-chelate complex in aqueous solution. Such nano powder was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and BET surface area analyser. Upon calcinations at 600 °C, well crystallized nano-sized (10–15 nm) YSZ powder is obtained having spherical morphology and reasonably high surface area. The required ionic conductivity (0.107 S/cm) is achieved with 1200 °C sintered samples when measured at 1000 °C in air. - Graphical abstract: A facile non-alkoxide sol–gel route based on metal-EDTA chelate precursor is provided to synthesize dense nanocrystalline YSZ for use as SOFC electrolyte. - Highlights: • Facile one-step non-alkoxide based sol–gel approach. • Nanocrystalline YSZ synthesis from metal-chelate complex. • High ionic conductivity at low sintering temperature.

  15. Estudio teórico de moléculas de interés en Astrofísica: compuestos binarios policarbonados

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    Largo-Cabrerizo, A.

    Se han detectado en el espacio distintos compuestos binarios policarbonados (que se pueden formular como CnX), algunos de ellos con elementos de la primera fila del sistema periódico, pero también existen otros que contienen elementos de la segunda fila, como azufre o silicio. La información experimental sobre estos últimos compuestos es escasa, por lo que los estudios teóricos son especialmente valiosos en este campo. En esta comunicación presentaremos los avances mas recientes que sobre el tema ha realizado nuestro grupo. Incidiremos particularmente en dos aspectos. En primer lugar resumiremos los estudios en los que hemos intentado proporcionar información estructural sobre carburos metálicos formados por sodio, magnesio, aluminio o calcio, que pueda ser de ayuda a la hora de caracterizar estas moléculas en laboratorio como paso previo a su eventual detección en el espacio. Un aspecto importante dentro de este primer apartado es el análisis de las propiedades moleculares en función del tamaño del sistema (cuantificado en el numero de átomos de carbono) con el objeto de intentar sistematizar su estudio. En segundo lugar comentaremos brevemente algunos de los estudios realizados sobre posibles reacciones que pueden ser vías de síntesis de este tipo de compuestos en el medio interestelar.

  16. Laser induced down conversion optical characterizations of synthesized Zn2-xMnxSiO4 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 5 mol%) nanophosphors

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    Zinc orthosilicate, Zn2SiO4, nanophosphor powders, doped with variable concentrations of divalent manganese ions, were prepared via wet-chemistry sol-gel method combined with furnace firing. The morphology, structure, crystallinity, purity and composition of synthesized phosphors were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier transformation infra red spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) techniques, which confirms single crystalline phase with agglomerated morphology. The luminescence properties of Zn2-xMnxSiO4 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 5 mol%) were investigated by time-resolved laser induced photoluminescence (TRLIP) spectroscopy. The results of luminescence decay time measurements show non-single exponential decay behavior and fast decay time have been observed. The optical parameters like excited state lifetime and trap-depth values have been calculated as a function of firing temperatures

  17. Papel de las moléculas de adhesión ICAM-1 Y LFA-1 en la patogénesis de la Paracoccidioidomicosis pulmonar experimental

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    Luz Elena Cano

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    Introducción: La Paracoccidioidomicosis (PCM, micosis sistémica común en América Latina, es una enfermedad crónica progresiva, causada por la inhalación de las conidias del hongo dimórfico térmico Paracoccidiodes brasiliensis (Pb. La infección pulmonar inicial se caracteriza por una importante respuesta inflamatoria aguda, posteriormente se observa una respuesta inflamatoria crónica y finalmente se desencadena un proceso fibrótico, secuela que se presenta en el 60 - 80 % de los pacientes. El proceso de adhesión de los leucocitos al endotelio se considera un evento temprano y es requisito indispensable para que se produzca la respuesta inflamatoria. Este proceso de adherencia es mediado por moléculas de adhesión como la molécula de adhesión intercelular-1 (ICAM-1 presente en el endotelio que se une a una b-2 integrina presente en el leucocito (LFA-1. Dichas moléculas no solo son necesarias para la adhesión de los leucocitos sino también, para su migración y activación. Su importancia ha sido demostrada en otras micosis como la candidiasis, criptococosis, aspergilosis y pneumocistosis. El objetivo del presente estudio es evaluar la expresión a nivel pulmonar de ICAM-1 y LFA-1 en un modelo murino de PCM experimental, establecer su relación con la respuesta inflamatoria observada y determinar el papel que jugarían estas moléculas en la patogénesis de la micosis.

    Metodología: se utilizan ratones machos isogénicos BALB/c de 6 semanas de edad, los cuales son inoculados intranasalmente (i.n. con 4 x 10

  18. Improved sinterability and conductivity enhancement of 10-mol% calcium-doped ceria using different fuel-aided combustion reactions and its structural characterisation

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    Highlights: • The analysis of the combustion parameters for different fuel-aided combustion syntheses of Ce0.9Ca0.1O1.9 is investigated. • The influence of fuel and its direct correlation with calculated thermochemistry is studied. • A complex reaction equation based on stoichiometric mole of fuels to propellant chemistry concept is created. • The influence of fuel utilised on the combustion process and on physiochemical properties is examined. • Ce0.9Ca0.1O1.9 ceramic from citric acid-aided combustion synthesis showed the highest conductivity (σ800°c = 0.017 S cm−1). - Abstract: Cubic fluorite structure of ceria doped with 10-mol% calcium, Ce0.9Ca0.1O1.9, was prepared using fuel-aided combustion techniques, utilising glycine, urea and citric acid as fuels along with metal nitrates as the oxidiser. The influence of fuel utilised on the combustion process and on physiochemical properties was thoroughly studied. The results of X-ray diffraction showed that all powders calcined at 400 °C were of single phase with cubic fluorite structure. Conductivity optimisation was achieved via ceramic sintering at various temperatures within 1000–1200 °C. The results showed that Ce0.9Ca0.1O1.9 ceramic prepared using citric acid-aided combustion synthesis had higher ionic conductivity, σ800°c = 0.017 S cm−1, and lower activation energy, Ea = 0.84 eV, compared to Ce0.9Ca0.1O1.9 ceramics prepared using glycine and urea. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) results showed that pellets sintered at 1200 °C were dense, and the relative densities of these pellets were over 95%, determined using the Archimedes method

  19. The effect of hydrogen and gamma radiation on the oxidation of UO2 in 0.1 mol*(dm)-3 NaCl solution

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    High partial pressures of H2 may develop in an underground nuclear fuel waste disposal vault as a result of radiolysis of groundwater or corrosion of steel container components. The presence of H2 could suppress the oxidation and subsequent dissolution of used fuel by creating reducing conditions near the fuel surface. A series of experiments has been performed to determine the extent of oxidation of UO2 due to γ-radiolysis in the presence of H2. A H2 partial pressure of 5 MPa was used to simulate the maximum possible pressure of H2 in a disposal vault located at a depth of 500 m. Experiments were also performed with an Ar overpressure for comparison. Deaerated 0.1 mol·(dm)-3 NaCl was used to simulate the groundwater. The extent of oxidation was determined by monitoring the corrosion potential of UO2 electrodes, by cathodically stripping the oxidized layer from the electrode at the end of the test, and by determining the ratio of U(VI) to U(IV) species on the surface of a UO2 disc exposed to the same solution by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The presence of H2 is found to have two effects on the oxidation of UO2 in the presence of y-radiation. Not only does H2 prevent oxidation of the UO2 by radiolytic oxidants but it also produces more reducing conditions than those observed with either H2 or Ar atmospheres in the absence of irradiation. It is suggested that radiolytically produced reductants participate in homogeneous reactions in solution with radiolytic oxidants and in heterogeneous reactions on the UO2 surface, most likely at reactive grain-boundary sites

  20. pH-Induced denaturation of proteins: A single salt bridge contributes 3-5 kcal/mol to the free energy of folding of T4 lysozyme

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    The energetics of a salt bridge formed between the side chains of aspartic acid 70 (Asp70) and histidine 31 (His31) of T4 lysozyme have been examined by nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. The pKa values of the residues in the native state are perturbed from their values in the unfolded protein such that His31 has a pKa value of 9.1 in the native state and 6.8 in the unfolded state at 10 degree C in moderate salt. Similarly, the aspartate pKa is shifted to a value of about 0.5 in the native state from its value of 3.5-4.0 in the unfolded state. These shifts in pKa show that the salt bridge is stabilized 3-5 kcal/mol. These observations and consideration of the thermodynamic coupling of protonation state to folding of proteins suggest a mechanism of acid denaturation in which the unfolded state is progressively stabilized by protonation of its acid residues as pH is lowered below pH 4. The unfolded state is stabilized only if acidic groups in the folded state have lower pKa values than in the unfolded state. When the pH is sufficiently low, the acid groups of both the native and unfolded states are fully protonated, and the apparent unfolding equilibrium constant becomes pH independent. Similar arguments apply to base-induced unfolding. These observations suggest that the electrostatic contribution of each ionizable group to the stability of the folded state can be directly assessed by simply measuring its apparent pKa by NMR or other methods

  1. Compressive strain-dependent bending strength property of Al2O3-ZrO2 (1.5 mol% Y2O3) composites performance by HIP

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    Nanometric powders and sintered ceramics of Al2O3-ZrO2 (1.5 mol% Y2O3) prepared by hot isostatic pressing HIP have been studied. A detailed crystallographic study has been performed through X-ray diffraction, Williamson-Hall method, Rietveld method and high-resolution electron microscopy HREM analysis. The crystallographic structure data, such as domain size, lattice parameters, wt% phase, and micro-strain direction have been obtained using Rietveld refinement and Williamson-Hall methods. The results revealed that the compressive strain (ε) increased from 0.56 to 1.18 (10-3) as the t-ZrO2 content increased too. The HREM interface study conducted along the [0 0 0 1]Al2O3||[0 0 1]ZrO2 zone axis revealed a micro-strain lattice distortion accumulated at the grain boundary due to the ZrO2 martensitic phase transformation on cooling, t-ZrO2 grains coalescence and to the grain growth of α-Al2O3 which cause elongated tetragonal crystals. Micro-strain lattice distortion is adjusted by the shear displacements of the planes (1 1 0) and (11-bar0) along [1-bar10] and [1-bar1-bar0] crystallographic directions, respectively; these planes are arrested by the (101-bar0) alumina plane. In this case, semi-coherent interfaces were observed along the grain boundary. It is verified that the bending strength increased in connection with the strain accumulation and amount of tetragonal structure

  2. Estudo do comportamento eletroquímico de azóis para o aço inoxidável AISI 430 em H2SO4 1 mol L-1 Study of electrochemical behavior of azoles for AISI 430 stainless steel in H2SO4 1 mol L-1

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    Martha Tussolini; Cristiane Spagnol; Guilherme José Turcatel Alves; Maico Taras da Cunha; Paulo Rogério Pinto Rodrigues

    2010-01-01

    A corrosão é um processo indesejável que ocorre em materiais metálicos. Nesse trabalho, estudou-se o efeito inibidor do benzotriazol (BTAH), benzimidazol (BZM) e indol em diferentes concentrações para o aço inoxidável AISI 430 em H2SO4 1 mol L-1. Foram empregadas as técnicas de: polarização potenciostática anódica, espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica, microscopia óptica e eletrônica de varredura. As curvas de polarização potenciostática anódica mostraram que o BTAH, BZM e Indol atuam c...

  3. Improved sinterability and conductivity enhancement of 10-mol% calcium-doped ceria using different fuel-aided combustion reactions and its structural characterisation

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    Ong, P.S., E-mail: pohshing@gmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Tan, Y.P., E-mail: yptan@science.upm.edu.my [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Putra Laboratory for Catalysis Science and Technology, Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Taufiq-Yap, Y.H., E-mail: yap@science.upm.edu.my [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Putra Laboratory for Catalysis Science and Technology, Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Zainal, Z., E-mail: zulkar@science.upm.edu.my [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Putra Laboratory for Catalysis Science and Technology, Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-07-01

    Highlights: • The analysis of the combustion parameters for different fuel-aided combustion syntheses of Ce{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.9} is investigated. • The influence of fuel and its direct correlation with calculated thermochemistry is studied. • A complex reaction equation based on stoichiometric mole of fuels to propellant chemistry concept is created. • The influence of fuel utilised on the combustion process and on physiochemical properties is examined. • Ce{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.9} ceramic from citric acid-aided combustion synthesis showed the highest conductivity (σ{sub 800°c} = 0.017 S cm{sup −1}). - Abstract: Cubic fluorite structure of ceria doped with 10-mol% calcium, Ce{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.9}, was prepared using fuel-aided combustion techniques, utilising glycine, urea and citric acid as fuels along with metal nitrates as the oxidiser. The influence of fuel utilised on the combustion process and on physiochemical properties was thoroughly studied. The results of X-ray diffraction showed that all powders calcined at 400 °C were of single phase with cubic fluorite structure. Conductivity optimisation was achieved via ceramic sintering at various temperatures within 1000–1200 °C. The results showed that Ce{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.9} ceramic prepared using citric acid-aided combustion synthesis had higher ionic conductivity, σ{sub 800°c} = 0.017 S cm{sup −1}, and lower activation energy, E{sub a} = 0.84 eV, compared to Ce{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.9} ceramics prepared using glycine and urea. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) results showed that pellets sintered at 1200 °C were dense, and the relative densities of these pellets were over 95%, determined using the Archimedes method.

  4. Growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2 crystallites in 3 mol% yttria partially stabilized ZrO2 (3Y-PSZ) precursor powder

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    Highlights: • The crystalline structures were composed of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2. • Growth kinetics of t-ZrO2 in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder is described as: Dte2=(4.57±0.55)t0.12±0.02exp(-((24.79±0.38)×103)/(RT) ). • Growth kinetics of m-ZrO2 in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder is described as: Dm2=(4.40±1.63)t0.17±0.08exp(-((66.47±3.97)×103)/(RT) ). - Abstract: The growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2 crystallites in 3 mol% yttria partially stabilized ZrO2 (3Y-PSZ) precursor powder has been investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) specific surface area analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution TEM (HRTEM). After calcination of the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder between 773 and 1073 K for 2 h, the crystalline structures were composed of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2 as the primary and secondary phases, respectively. When the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder was calcined at 773 K for 2 h, the BET specific surface area was 97.13 m2/g, which is equivalent to a particle size of 10.30 nm. The crystallite sizes determined via XRD and BET agreed well, indicating that the powder was virtually non-agglomerated. The growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2 crystallite isothermal growth in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder are described by: Dte2=(4.57±0.55)t0.12±0.02exp(-((24.79±0.38)×103)/(RT) ) and Dm2=(4.40±1.63)t0.17±0.08exp(-((66.47±3.97)×103)/(RT) ), respectively, for 773K≤T≤1073K. Dte and Dm denote the crystallite size of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO2 at time t and temperature T, respectively

  5. Diagnostic moléculaire du complexe Mycobacterium tuberculosis résistant à l'isoniazide et à la rifampicine au Burkina Faso

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    Désire, Ilboudo; Cyrille, Bisseye; Florencia, Djigma; Souba, Diande; Albert, Yonli; Valerie, Bazie Jean Telesphore; Rebecca, Compaore; Charlemagne, Gnoula; Tamboura, Djibril; Rémy, Moret; Virginio, Pietra; Simplice, Karou Damintoti; Martial, Ouedraogo; Jacques, Simpore

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    Introduction Cette étude a eu pour objectifs de diagnostiquer la tuberculose pulmonaire par l'examen microscopique et par la PCR des crachats et de déterminer les bases moléculaires de la résistance à la rifampicine et à l'isoniazide. Méthodes Le diagnostic du Complexe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (CMTB) a été effectué par microscopie après coloration au Ziehl Nielsen et par PCR en temps réel en utilisant le kit d'identification du complexe MTB (Sacace Biotechnologie, Italie). Les résistances à la Rifampicine et à l'Isoniazide ont été étudiées par la technique de la PCR en utilisant le kit MTB résistance 8 (Sacace, Biotechnologie). Résultats Sur les 59 patients diagnostiqués pour la tuberculose pulmonaire, 59,3% étaient positifs en microscopie optique et 44,1% étaient positifs par PCR en Temps réel. Les résistances à la rifampicine (rpoB) et à l'isoniazide (katG et inhA) ont été observées chez 9 patients. La résistance à la rifampicine était due aux mutations (Asp516Val, Ser531Trp, Leu533Pro) et celle à l'isoniazide par les substitutions Ser315Thr du gène katG et C209T du gène inhA. Les multi résistances à la rifampicine et à l'isoniazide ont été observées dans 55,5% des échantillons et concernaient les associations: ropBAsp513Val + inhAC209T et rpoBLeu533Pro + katGSer315Thr. Conclusion La PCR en temps réel qui permet l'identification des allèles mutants rpoB, katG et inhA de M. tuberculosis est un outil de diagnostic épidémiologique de grande importance car elle permet de déterminer le niveau de résistance à la rifampicine et à l'isoniazide. PMID:26491516

  6. The hydrolysis and precipitation of Pd(II) in 0.6 mol kg-1 NaCl: A potentiometric, spectrophotometric, and EXAFS study

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    The hydrolysis of palladium was investigated in 0.6 mol kg-1 NaCl at 298.2 K. Potentiometric titrations of solutions at various total concentrations of palladium(II) revealed that dilute (millimolar) conditions can be used to monitor the proton release due to hydrolysis reactions up to 2 protons per palladium(II) as long as the equilibration time is kept small. Spectrophotometric titrations were used to corroborate the homogeneous changes in speciation for the PdCl3OH2- species and to extract its correlative molar absorption coefficients in the 210-320 nm range. The molar absorption coefficients are similar to those of PdCl42- but exhibit a broader distribution of excitation energies resulting from the blue shift of the dominant charge transfer bands due to the presence of OH-. The longer-term potentiometric titrations systematically yielded, on the other hand, precipitates which matured over a period of 6 weeks and resulted in a more extensive release of protons to the solution. Precipitation experiments at six different total palladium(II) concentrations in the 3-11 pH range showed the dominant precipitating phase as Pd(OH)1.72Cl0.28. The coordination environment of Pd in this solid was investigated by extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (EXAFS) and yielded an average 1.75 O and 0.25 Cl per Pd atoms with a Pd-O distance of 2.0 (angstrom) and Pd-Cl of 2.1 (angstrom). Finally, the precipitation experiments showed the final products to be of larger solubility than a literature Pd(OH)2 solubility study in which the KCl media induced a solid phase transformation to Pd(OH)1.72Cl0.28. Polynuclear complexes Pdq(OH)r2q-r with q=r=[3,9] explain the combined precipitation and hydrolysis data and may represent subsets of [Pd(OH)2]n and/or [Pd(OH)1.72Cl0.28]n chains coiled into nanometer-sized spheroids previously described in the literature

  7. Moléstias em tomateiro cultivado em estufas plásticas em quatro municípios da região central do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Blume Elena

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    Full Text Available Moléstias podem atacar severamente hortaliças cultivadas em cultivos protegidos e, para o manejo integrado dessas moléstias, o conhecimento das condições climáticas que favorecem sua incidência nesses cultivos é fundamental. O trabalho teve o objetivo de identificar as moléstias em tomateiro cultivado em estufas plásticas em quatro municípios na região central do Rio Grande do Sul e as condições de temperatura e umidade relativa (UR do ar nas quais elas ocorrem. O estudo foi realizado nos municípios de São Pedro do Sul, São Sepé, Ivorá e Santa Maria (RS, no período de março a outubro de 1998. A temperatura e umidade relativa do ar foram medidas diariamente com um psicrômetro. As moléstias observadas e sua incidência máxima foram: requeima (Phytophthora infestans: 100,0%, pinta-preta (Alternaria solani: 98,1%, mofo cinzento (Botrytis cinerea: 55,4%, cladosporiose (Cladosporuim fulvum: 48,9%, septoriose (Septoria lycopersici: 37,5%, talo-oco (Erwinia spp.: 33,0%, murcha de fusarium (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici: 8,4% e podridão de esclerotínia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: 1,3%. Valores de UR superiores a 80%, de maneira geral, aumentaram a incidência das moléstias, em sua maioria de origem fúngica. A incidência de moléstias varia entre municípios de uma mesma região climática de acordo com os fatores meteorológicos e práticas de manejo da cultura.

  8. Ação inibidora de extratos da semente do mamão papaia na corrosão do aço-carbono 1020 em HCL 1 mol L-1

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    Vanessa V. Torres; Gabriela Borges Cabral; Ana Carolina Gomes da Silva; Kelly Cristina Ribeiro Ferreira; Eliane D'Elia

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    The effect of two papaya seed extracts (infusion and acid extracts) on the corrosion of carbon steel in 1 mol L-1 HCl was examined. The efficiency for inhibiting the corrosion of C-steel in 1 mol L-1 HCl increased with the extract concentration and decreased slightly with the temperature. The inhibitory property of the extract is discussed in terms of the mechanism by which its components adsorb onto the C-steel surface decreasing the active surface area. This adsorption process obeyed a Lang...

  9. Énergétique et spectroscopie de polypeptides par dynamique moléculaire : champ de force de seconde génération et chimie quantique

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    Semrouni, David

    2010-01-01

    La spectroscopie de dissociation par absorption de multiples photons infrarouge ou IRMPD permet d'obtenir les signatures vibrationnelles d'espèces chargées en phase gazeuse. L'attribution des modes de vibration pour établir une relation entre spectre et structure moléculaire n'est cependant pas triviale et nécessite le recours à la modélisation moléculaire. Ce mémoire présente une méthodologie complète de calcul de spectres vibrationnels et son application à des peptides attachés à un cation ...

  10. Comment on "Synthesis, growth and characterization of a new metal-organic NLO material: Dibromo bis (L-proline) Cd(II)" [J. Mol. Struct. 1080 (2015) 37-43

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    Srinivasan, Bikshandarkoil R.; Naik, Madhavi Z.; Narvekar, Kedar U.

    2015-11-01

    The title paper by Boopathi and Ramasamy reports a study on the crystal growth and characterization of dibromobis(L-proline)cadmium(II) 1. Many points of criticism, concerning the crystal structure of 1 and the magnetic properties of 1, dibromobis(L-proline)zinc(II) 2 (J. Mol. Struc. 1033 (2013) 121-126) and diiodobis(2-aminopyridine)cadmium(II) 3 (J. Mol. Struc. 1042 (2013) 25-31) are described to show that compounds 1 to 3 are not soft magnets but instead diamagnetic solids.

  11. ANESTHETIC EFFICACY OF COMBINATION OF TWO PERCENT LIDOCAINE WITH 1:80,000 EPINEPHRINE AND 0.5 MOL/L MANNITOL FOR INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCKS IN PATIENTS WITH SYMPTOMATIC IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS: AN IN VIVO STUDY

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    Thimmaiah. P. B.

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this prospective randomized single blind study was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of combination of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and 0.5 mol / L Mannitol in Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN Blocks in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. 60 subjects randomly received IAN Blocks using the following two anesthetic formulations: one formulation comprised of 2.5 ml of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and the other formulation comprised of 1.6 ml of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and 0.9 ml of 0.5 mol / L Mannitol. The pain response of the patient was recorded on endodontic access and initial instrumentation using the Heft-Parker Visual Analogue Scale. From the statistical analysis obtained following this study the addition of 0.5 mol / L Mannitol to lidocaine with epinephrine formulations significantly improved effectiveness in achieving a greater percentage of total pulpal anesthesias compared with a lidocaine formulation without Mannitol for IAN blocks. There is a significant improvement in the efficacy of IAN blocks when 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine is administered in combination with 0.5 mol / L Mannitol. Based on the results of this study we can conclude that this combination of local anesthetic should be used on a regular basis to obtain successful anesthesia. However there is a need for more research as there are very few studies done on this aspect.

  12. Comportamento eletroquímico da cisteína e do difosfonato para o aço inoxidável 304 em HCl 1 mol L-1 Electrochemical behavior of the cistein and diphosfonate for stainless steel in media of HCl 1 mol L-1

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    Aline Viomar

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Aminoácidos e moléculas auto-organizáveis vêm sendo largamente estudados na ação inibidora da corrosão de materiais metálicos. Esse trabalho tem como objetivo estudar o comportamento eletroquímico da cisteína, do difosfonato e da mistura de ambos na ação inibidora da corrosão do aço inoxidável 304 em HCl 1M. Foram empregadas como técnicas: potencial de circuito aberto, polarização anódica potenciostática (PA, cronoamperometria (CA, espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica (EIE e microscopia óptica (MO. Os resultados de CA mostraram que a cisteína tem um efeito dúbio, catalisador e inibidor de corrosão, efeito este em função do tempo de imersão da peça metálica na solução eletrolítica. As curvas PA mostraram menor densidade de corrente para o sistema contendo cisteína + difosfonato, sugerindo uma ação sinérgica inibidora. Esses resultados foram confirmados por EIE e MO.Amino acids and self assembled monolayers (SAM's have been studied as to their inhibiting action on the corrosion of metallic materials. The objective of this work is to study the electrochemical behavior of the cisteincisteine, the diphosfonate and the mixture of both in inhibiting the action of corrosion on stainless steel 304 in HCl 1 molL-1. As the following techniques were used: open circuit potential (OCP, potenciostatic anodic polarization (AP, chronoamperometry (CA, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS and optical microscopy (OM. The results of CA showed that cisteine has a double effect, catalytic and inhibiting, in function of the immersion time of the metallic part in the electrolytic solution. AP curves have shown lesser current density for the system containing cisteine + diphosfonate, suggesting an inhibiting synergic action. These results have been confirmed by EIS and OM.

  13. Fungistatic Activity Of Essential Oils Extracted from Peumus boldus Mol., Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde and Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. (Chilean Monimiaceae Actividad Fungistática de Extractos de Aceites Asenciales de Peumus boldus Mol., Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde y Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. (Monimiaceae chilenas

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Components of essential oils from the Chilean Monimiaceae, boldo (Peumus boldus Mol., tepa (Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde, and laurel (Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. were determined using Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS and fungistatic activity of the essential oils was tested against Rhizoctonia solani Kühn (Donk, Pythium irregulare Buisman, Ceratocystis pilifera (Fr. C. Moreau, Phragmidium violaceum (Schultz G. Winter, and Fusarium oxysporum Schltdl. The essential oils of the Monimiaceae species shared some common components; all three had the 3-carene, α-phellandrene, and α-pinene terpenes. L. philippiana and L. sempervirens also had safrole.The main components were ascaridol in P. boldus oil, 3-carene in L. philippiana, and safrole in L. sempervirens. The essential oil from L. sempervirens showed the highest fungistatic activity with significant differences in dose as well as exposure. P. violaceum was the most sensitive strain and P. irregulare the most resistant of all the essential oils (P. boldus extract affected growth by only 19%. Therefore, essential oils from these three plants could be used to control the fungal strains studied.Se determinaron los compuestos de aceites esenciales de Monimiaceae chilenas, boldo (Peumus boldus Mol., tepa (Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde, y laurel (Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. a través de cromatografía de gas con espectrometría de masas (CG-EM y se midió la actividad fungistática de los aceites sobre los hongos Rhizoctonia solani Kühn (Donk, Pythium irregulare Buisman, Ceratocystis pilifera (Fr. C. Moreau, Phragmidium violaceum (Schultz Winter y Fusarium oxysporum Schltdl. Los aceites esenciales de las especies de Monimiaceae tienen algunos compuestos en común; en las especies estudiadas se encontró que todos tenían los terpenos 3-careno, α-felandreno, y α-pineno. L. philippiana y L. sempervirens además tienen safrol. En cambio

  14. Characterization of the porosity in Boom (Mol site, Belgium) and Opalinus (Mont Terri, Switzerland) clays - about the benefit of using ion beam milling tools and CRYO-SEM

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    imaging of pore space at high resolution. The first of them is to use ion beam milling tools able to prepare smooth, damage free cross-sectioned surfaces. Two main ion source are available: (1) a broad ion beam (BIB, up to 3.5 mA) is suitable to produce large polished cross-sections area of few mm2, while the focused ion beam (FIB, 1 pA - 45 nA) is better used for fine and precise polished cross-sections area of about few μm2. The second alternative is to preserve the in-situ nanostructures of wet clay-stones by using cryogenic techniques in order to stabilize in-situ fluids at temperature of liquid nitrogen. A FIB/BIB-cryo- SEM instrument combines cryo-techniques to preserve wet samples, in-situ sample preparation by ion beam cross-sectioning (BIB or FIB) and observations of the stabilized microstructure at high resolution (SEM). Since the ion beam is directly embedded into the SEM, this instrument offers a unique way to get a direct access of the pore space in 3D by using a 'slice and view' procedure equivalent to nano-serial sectioning. This procedure allows us investigating the natural in-situ pore space as a 3D matrix. This contribution reports on a study of Boom and Opalinus clays from reference sites for research (respectively at Mol site, Belgium and Mont Terri, Switzerland) using cryo-SEM at cryogenic temperature, with ion beam cross-sectioning to prepare smooth, damage free surfaces. Pores commonly have crack-like tips, preferred orientation parallel to bedding and power law size distribution. We define a number of pore types depending on shape and location in the microstructure. 3-D reconstruction by serial cross-sectioning shows 3-D connectivity of the pore space and provide natural pore matrix for simulation of permeability using Lattice Boltzmann method. These findings offer a new insight into the morphology of pores and quantification of porosity down to nano-scale and provide the basis for microstructure-based models of transport in clays

  15. Effect of H2O2, NaClO and Fe on the dissolution of unirradiated UO2 in NaCl 5 mol kg-1. Comparison with spent fuel dissolution experiments

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    The effect of H2O2, NaClO and Fe on the dissolution of unirradiated UO2(s) in NaCl 5 mol kg-1 has been studied at neutral to alkaline pH. Dissolution rates have been determined as a function of oxidant concentration. A general equation to correlate both parameters has been obtained: log r=(-8.0±0.2)+log[Ox]0.93±0.07. The values obtained have been compared to those given for spent fuel under the same experimental conditions. The effect of iron is similar in both unirradiated UO2 and spent fuel with a final uranium concentration around 5 x 10-8 mol kg-1 which corresponds to the solubility value of UO2(f) under reducing conditions. (orig.)

  16. Contribution à l’étude de la stabilité des complexes de « métaux-pyrazoles » par modélisation moléculaire

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    2011-01-01

    Le développement important des moyens informatiques au cours de ces dernières années a permis à la chimie et à la biochimie de s’enrichir d’un outil informatique. Ce nouvel outil, basé sur les lois de la physique (classique ou quantique), permet d’appréhender l’aspect dynamique du comportement des molécules, et d’expliquer d’un point de vue structural leurs propriétés : c’est la modélisation moléculaire. Le but de ce travail est d’étudier l’influence de la longueur de la chaine latérale...

  17. Elimination Reactions of Aryl Furylacetates Promoted by R2NH-R2NH2+ in 70 mol% MeCN(aq). Effects of β-Aryl on the Ketene-Forming Transition-State

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    Ketene-forming elimination from 2-X-4-nitrophenyl furylacetates promoted by R2NH-R2NH2+ in 70 mol % MeCN(aq) has been studied kinetically. When X = Cl and NO2, the reactions exhibited second-order kinetics as well as Bronsted β = 0.37-0.54 and |βlg| = 0.31-0.45. The Bronsted β decreased with a poorer leaving group and |βlg| increased with a weaker base. The results are consistent with an E2 mechanism. When the leaving group was changed to a poorer one [X= H and OCH3], the reaction mechanism changed to the competing E2 and E1cb mechanisms. A further change to the E1cb mechanism was realized for the reaction of with i-Pr2NH/i-Pr2NH2+ in 70 mol % MeCN-30 mol % D2O. By comparing the kinetic results in this study with the existing data for ArCH2C(O)OC6H3-2-X-4-NO2, the effect of the β-aryl group on the ketene-forming elimination was assessed

  18. New data on the presence of celestite into fossil bones from the uppermost Cretaceous Molí del Baró-1 site (Spain) and an alternative hypothesis on its origin

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    Piga, Giampaolo; Marmi, Josep; Galobart, Àngel; Brunetti, Antonio; Lasio, Barbara; Malfatti, Luca; Enzo, Stefano

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    The Molí del Barò-1 site is located in south-central Pyrenees (Spain) and is dated to about 66.5 Ma (latest Cretaceous), just before the end Cretaceous mass extinction that wiped out most dinosaurs and many other groups of organisms. The site has yielded one of the richest fossil assemblages of the continental upper Maastrichtian from western Europe. A combined investigation by X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR) and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), supplemented with the Rietveld analysis, was conducted on twenty-seven fossil bone samples from Molí del Baró-1 vertebrate-bearing fossil site to investigate taphonomy and diagenetic processes in terms of physico-chemical properties. The XRD analysis confirms the unusual presence of celestite and other rare sulphates in the bone structure. Previous explanations of the presence and sometimes abundance of celestite in the fossil bones from this site were based on the supposed total absence of marine water in the original depositionary environment. New geological information suggesting the possibility of marine influence allows formulating an alternative hypothesis focused on the peculiar environment of deposition of Molí del Baró-1 site.

  19. Synthetic fluid inclusions: XIII. Experimental determination of PVT properties in the system H{sub 2}O + 40 wt% NaCl + 5 mol% CO{sub 2} at elevated temperature and pressure

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    Schmidt, C.; Rosso, K.M.; Bodnar, R.J. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blackburg, VA (United States)

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    The location of the liquid + vapor {yields} liquid phase boundary and the P-T slopes of iso-Th lines were determined for a constant composition of 40 {+-} 0.1 wt% NaCl 5 {+-} 0.15 mol% CO{sub 2} (both relative) to H{sub 2}O at high density. Synthetic fluid inclusions with this composition were formed in cold-seal pressure vessels at pressures of 2 and 4 kbar and temperatures between 350{degrees}C and 700{degrees}C. The inclusions were analyzed on a gas-flow heating/cooling stage to determine the temperatures of halite dissolution [Tm{sub (H+L+V{yields}L+V)}] and total homogenization [Th{sub (L+V{yields}L)}]. Addition to 40 wt% NaCl to an aqueous solution containing 5 mol% CO{sub 2} causes a significant shift of the liquid + vapor {yields} liquid boundary towards higher pressures. The slopes of the iso-Th lines decrease from 29.5 bars/{degrees}C for Th{sub (L+V{yields}L)} of 400{degrees}C, to 6.4 bars/{degrees}C for Th{sub (L+V{yields})} = 600{degrees}C. Addition of 5 mol% CO{sub 2} to an aqueous solution containing 40 wt% NaCl results in halite dissolution temperatures that are slightly higher (Tm{sub (H+L+V{yields}L+V)} {approx} 332{degrees}C) than the literature value of 323{degrees}C for the vapor-saturated liquidus of an H{sub 2}O-40 wt% NaCl mixture. Calculated molar volumes for 40 wt% NaCl + 5 mol% CO{sub 2} solutions at 2 and 4 kbar show trends that are similar to those of other compositions in the ternary system H{sub 2}O-CO{sub 2}-NaCl at the same pressures and temperatures. In the P-T range of this study, all excess volumes are negative and lie between the values for the compositions H{sub 2}O-5 mol% CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}O-40 wt% NaCl. 30 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Estudio comparativo de las moléculas isovalentes de interés atmosférico CF3Cl y CF3Br y sus correspondientes halógenos aislados Cl y Br.

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    Mayor, E.; Velasco, A. M.; Martín, I.; Lavín, C.

    Los estados Rydberg moleculares han suscitado en los últimos años un creciente interés entre los espectroscopistas experimentales, motivado en parte por el desarrollo de nuevas técnicas espectroscópicas capaces de investigar estos estados altamente excitados electrónicamente. Los procesos de fotoabsorción que implican estados Rydberg en los derivados halogenados del metano son de gran importancia, debido a su abundancia en la atmósfera y a sus implicaciones medioambientales. Por ello, la obtención de datos relativos a sus fuerzas de oscilador es de gran interés. En este trabajo se aborda el estudio de dichas propiedades para las moléculas isovalentes CF3Cl y CF3Br. Ambas moléculas presentan idéntica estructura electrónica para el estado fundamental por lo que se espera que sus espectros Rydberg presenten grandes similitudes, en ausencia de perturbaciones. Por ello y dada la escasez de datos relativos a fuerzas de oscilador, hemos establecido la corrección de nuestros resultados en base a las analogías esperadas en las intensidades espectrales correspondientes a transiciones análogas. Por otro lado, Novak y col. [1] han encontrado experimentalmente un marcado carácter atómico en el espectro correspondiente a estas moléculas, siendo muy similar a los de los átomos de Cl y Br. Por ello en el presente trabajo, además de establecer la comparación entre ambas moléculas hemos buscado las similitudes con sus respectivos halógenos. Los cálculos relativos a las especies moleculares se han realizado utilizando la Metodología Molécular de Orbítales de Defecto Cuántico (MQDO) [2], mientras que para el estudio de los átomos de Cl y Br se empleó la versión relativista del método (RQDO) [3].

  1. Enseñanza del concepto de Mol a través de estrategias didácticas en el grado 10°3 en la Institución Educativa José Manuel Restrepo Vélez

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    Marín Ochoa, Jhon Fredy

    2012-01-01

    Resumen: El presente trabajo consiste en la implementación de una propuesta de enseñanza, con la cual se evaluó un conjunto de intervenciones basadas en la teoría del aprendizaje significativo de David Ausubel, los ciclos de aprendizaje de Jorba & Sanmarti y los mapas conceptuales de Novak, para ayudar a los estudiantes en la asimilación del concepto de mol. El trabajo se realizó en el grado décimo-tres de Enseñanza Media de la Institución Educativa José Manuel Restrepo Vélez del Municipio...

  2. Enseñanza del concepto mol a través de estrategias didácticas en el grado décimo de la institución educativa san Lorenzo de Aburrá

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    Lalinde Osorio, Andrés Felipe

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo radica en el desarrollo de una propuesta de enseñanza y aprendizaje en el aula para la comprensión del concepto de mol, basada en la teoría de aprendizaje significativo de Ausubel, los ciclos de aprendizaje de Jorba y Sanmartí, los mapas conceptuales de Novak y el pensamiento análogo. La investigación se realizó en tres grupos del grado décimo de la Institución Educativa San Lorenzo de Aburrá, por medio de un estudio semicuantitativo para evaluar los resultados de la aplicaci...

  3. Efecto de N-acetilcisteína y glucocorticoides sobre la expresión de moléculas de adhesión y quimiocinas durante la pancreatitis aguda edematosa y necrotizante

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    Yubero Benito, Sara

    2010-01-01

    [ES]Esta tesis tiene como finalidad estudiar en pancreatitis aguda edematosa y necrotizante los efectos de un tratamiento antioxidante (N-Acetilcisteína), y otro anti-inflamatorio (Dexametasona), sobre la expresión de quimiocinas y moléculas de adhesión en diferentes niveles biológicos (célula acinar, tejido pancreático, plasma, leucocitos circulantes y pulmón) y relacionar los resultados con la efectividad de dichos tratamientos en la evolución de la enfermedad. [EN]This thesis aims to st...

  4. Inhibition of phagocytosis of complement C3- or immunoglobulin G-coated particles and of C3bi binding by monoclonal antibodies to a monocyte-granulocyte membrane glycoprotein (Mol).

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    Arnaout, M. A.; Todd, R F; Dana, N; Melamed, J; Schlossman, S F; Colten, H R

    1983-01-01

    Events that lead to phagocytosis of complement (C3)- or IgG-coated particles after their interaction with specific cell surface receptors are poorly understood. Two mouse monoclonal antibodies (an IgM and an IgG2a) to a human granulocyte-monocyte surface membrane differentiation antigen (Mol) inhibited ingestion by granulocytes both of oil Red O particles opsonized with normal human serum or with IgG and of sheep erythrocytes sensitized with IgG. In addition, they specifically inhibited roset...

  5. Búsqueda de nuevas alternativas terapéuticas para el tratamiento de infecciones por adenovirus: cribado de pequeñas moléculas generadas por química combinatoria

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    Cerezo Benichou, Elisa; Vega Holm, Margarita; Vega Pérez, José Manuel; Iglesias Guerra, Fernando; Pérez Romero, Pilar; Sánchez Céspedes, Javier

    2014-01-01

    Motivación: La incidencia de infecciones por adenovirus (HAdV) en pacientes receptores de órgano sólido y especialmente de receptores de progenitores hematopoyéticos, ha aumentado en los últimos años, presentando una elevada morbi- mortalidad (1, 2). Actualmente no existen tratamientos específicos para este tipo de infecciones. Nuestro objetivo fundamental fue identificar moléculas capaces de inhibir la infección por HAdV y determinar su mecanismo de acción como primer paso para el desarrollo...

  6. Colección, caracterización y conservación de variabilidad genética de Oca (Oxalis Tuberosa Mol) en agroecosistemas paramunos del departamento de Nariño-Colombia

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    Rosero Alpala, María Gladys

    2010-01-01

    La oca es uno de los recursos fitogenéticos conservados aun en Colombia por comunidades indígenas. El propósito de este trabajo, por tanto, fue Conocer y conservar la variabilidad genética de Oxalis tuberosa Mol. en agroecosistemas páramunos del Departamento de Nariño (Colombia). Utilizando técnicas de investigación acción-participativa, se realizaron visitas a los resguardos para identificar zonas productoras en los municipios ubicados sobre los 2.500 msnm hasta las áreas de distribución fit...

  7. Caractérisation moléculaire et morphologique de deux espèces affines de Paraphlebotomus: Phlebotomus chabaudi Croset, Abonnenc & Rioux, 1970 et P. riouxi Depaquit, Killick-Kendrick & Léger, 1998 (Diptera : Psychodidae

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    Bounamous A.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La description en 1998 de Phlebotomus riouxi a posé le problème de la diagnose différentielle délicate de la femelle avec celle d’une espèce affine : P. chabaudi. Le rôle suspecté de P. chabaudi dans la transmission de Leishmania killicki dans certains foyers tunisiens nous a amené, à partir de 37 spécimens algériens et tunisiens, à effectuer la caractérisation moléculaire de ces deux taxons. Les séquences du gène du cytochrome b (cyt b de l’ADN mitochondrial individualisent clairement ces taxons et mettent en évidence une variabilité intraspécifique. L’analyse morphologique ne permet pas de différencier les femelles des deux espèces sur la base des caractères génitaux. Un caractère céphalique nouveau tenant à la présence de dents latérales antérieures sur l’armature pharyngienne de P. chabaudi, absentes chez P. riouxi, est proposé, mais un recours au typage moléculaire semble nécessaire pour une identification fiable.

  8. Interactions in (L-phenylalanine/L-histidine + 0.01 mol · kg−1 aqueous β-cyclodextrin) systems at T = (293.15, 298.15, 303.15 and 308.15) K

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    Highlights: ► The host-guest and ion-hydrophilic interactions operate in systems. ► The larger φv∘ of L-phenylalanine is due to its phenyl ring. ► The φk∘ of L-histidine is higher than L-phenylalanine. ► The φk∘ of L-phenylalanine and L-histidine increase with temperature. - Abstract: Densities (ρ) and speeds of sound (u) have been measured for (L-phenylalanine + 0.01 mol · kg−1 aqueous β-cyclodextrin) and (L-histidine + 0.01 mol · kg−1 aqueous β-cyclodextrin) systems at T = (293.15, 298.15, 303.15 and 308.15) K using the density and sound velocity Meter DSA 5000 M. The ρ and u values have been utilized to evaluate values of the partial molar volume (φv∘), transfer partial molar volume (Δtrφv∘), partial molar isentropic compressibility (φk∘), and transfer partial molar isentropic compressibility (Δtrφk∘) of the systems studied. The experimentally measured and calculated parameters have been interpreted in terms of host-guest and ion-hydrophilic interactions operative in the systems.

  9. Mol-Gastronomie Vinaigrettes und Benetzung

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    Vilgis, Thomas

    2005-03-01

    Dass wir Salatblätter mit einer Vinaigrette übergießen, hat natürlich einen kulinarischen Grund: Die Kombination von Essig und Öl verleiht Salat erheblich an Geschmack. Nicht nur durch deren Eigengeschmack, sondern auch durch die Lösungseigenschaften von Geschmacksstoffen. Allerdings liefern Salatsaucen auch einen physikalischen Grund für ihre Beliebtheit: die Benetzungsfähigkeit der Blätter.

  10. Postprandial lipaemia and endothelial adhesion molecules in preand postmenopausal Spanish women Lipemia postprandial y moléculas de adhesión endotelial en mujeres españolas premenopáusicas y postmenopáusicas

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    S. Schoppen

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Postprandial hyperlipaemia is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Objectives: To compare postprandial lipaemia and fasting adhesion molecules levels in healthy young premenopausal(PrW and postmenopausal (PoW Spanish women. Subjects and methods: Twenty healthy PrW and 18 healthy PoW participated in a postprandial 7-hour intervention study. All participants were given a fat-rich standard meal (11.8% saturated, 39.7% monounsaturated, and 6.6% polyunsaturated after a 12 h fast. Blood samples were taken at baseline and at 60, 120, 240, 360 and 420 min after eating. Triacylglycerols (TAG, total cholesterol (Chol, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1 and soluble vascular adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1 were determined in fasting serum samples and TAG andtotal Chol postprandial levels were measured. Results: Anthropometric data, serum lipid and sICAM-1 presented significant higher values in PoW compared to PrW, but sVCAM-1 did not significantly differ between groups. Postprandial TAG and Chol concentrations in PoW were significantly higher than in PrW (p Introducción: La hiperlipemia postprandial es un factor independiente de riesgo de aterosclerosis. Objetivos: Comparar la lipemia postprandial y concentraciones en ayunas de moléculas de adhesión en mujeres sanas, jóvenes premenopáusicas (PrW y postmenopáusicas (PoW. Sujetos y métodos: 20 PrW y 18 PoW participaron en un estudio de intervención postprandial de 7 horas. Tras 12 horas de ayuno, las participantes tomaron una comida estándar rica en grasa (11,8% saturada, 39,7% monoinsaturada y 6,6% poliinsaturada. Se tomaron muestras de sangre basal y a los 60, 120, 240, 360 y 420 min después de comer. En las muestras en ayunas se determinaron triglicéridos (TAG, colesterol total (Chol, moléculas solubles de adhesión intercelular-1 (sICAM-1 y moléculas solubles de adhesión vascular-1 (sVCAM-1. Asimismo se determinaron TAG y Chol postprandiales. Resultados

  11. Production of no-carrier-added 135La at an 18 MeV cyclotron and its purification for investigations at a concentration range down to 10-15 mol/L

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    The production of non-commercially available 135La by proton irradiation of an isotopically enriched [135Ba]BaCO3 target at a cyclotron is described. The purification of the radionuclide was performed by a La-selective resin. 135La was separated in no-carrier-added (n.c.a) form in a nitric acid solution with a radiochemical yield of 83 ± 5% and a total activity per batch of 43 ± 3 MBq. The enriched [135Ba]Ba was recycled to the carbonate form with a recovery of 90 ± 3%. On the basis of a detection limit of 1 Bq/mL, solutions of n.c.a. 135La could be measured down to the 10-15 mol/L concentration range.

  12. Etude des mécanismes moléculaires impliqués dans la mort neuronale induite par le peptide bêta amyloïde soluble : Recherche et validation fonctionnelle de cibles cellulaires.

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    Youssef, Ihsen

    2006-01-01

    Le vieillissement des populations est corrélé à l'augmentation des pathologies neurodégénératives liées à l'âge, plus particulièrement la maladie d'Alzheimer. La recherche de marqueurs précoces de la maladie ainsi que l'élaboration de nouvelles stratégies thérapeutiques constituent un enjeu de taille. Parmi les mécanismes moléculaires de la formation des plaques amyloïdes actuellement explorés, les formes oligomériques tronquées de peptide amyloïde (Aß), notamment le peptide Aß3(pE) 42 retrou...

  13. Thermo-optic dispersion formula for the ordinary wave in 5 mol% MgO doped LiNbO3 and its application to temperature insensitive second-harmonic generation

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    Umemura, Nobuhiro; Matsuda, Daisuke

    2016-05-01

    We report the high accuracy thermo-optic dispersion formula for the ordinary wave of 5 mol% MgO doped congruent LiNbO3 (MgO:LiNbO3), which reproduces well our experimental data for the temperature-dependent birefringent phase-matching (BPM) and quasi-phase-matching (QPM) conditions with the oo-e, oo-o, and oe-o interactions in the 0.41-3.7 μm range. In addition, we found the temperature insensitive quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation (QPM/SHG) points exist in periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 (MgO:PPLN) with the oo-o and oe-o interactions for the first time.

  14. Transfert de charges et d'énergie dans différents systèmes moléculaires excités comportant un métal de transition d6

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    Freys, Jonathan

    2010-01-01

    Ces dernières années dans le domaine de la chimie, une des recherches les plus en vogue est le développement de systèmes moléculaires simples pouvant mimer les propriétés existant dans les systèmes naturels, comme par exemple les propriétés de transferts de charges du photosystème II, lors de la photosynthèse des plantes. Dans ce travail de thèse, il a été entrepris la synthèse et l'étude de nouveaux systèmes comportant un métal de transition d6 pouvant entraîner un transfert photo-induit de ...

  15. Systèmes hybrides organique/ inorganique fonctionnels basés sur des formes moléculaires de chalcogénures de rhénium (III) à cluster octaédrique

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    Barrès, Anne-Lise

    2009-01-01

    La chimie des formes moléculaires électro et photo-actives de chalcogénures à clusters octaédriques de Re(III) est un domaine frontière au carrefour des matériaux hybrides organiques/inorganiques et de la chimie du solide. La première partie de ce travail de thèse concerne l'utilisation du cluster [Re6Se8(CN)6]4- comme noeud octaédrique pour orienter l'organisation de la structure étendue de sels de radicaux cations de dérivés du tétrathiafulvalène (TTF). Les groupements cyano sont connus en ...

  16. Production of no-carrier-added {sup 135}La at an 18 MeV cyclotron and its purification for investigations at a concentration range down to 10{sup -15} mol/L

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    Mansel, Alexander; Franke, Karsten [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leipzig (Germany). Reactive Transport Div.

    2015-07-01

    The production of non-commercially available {sup 135}La by proton irradiation of an isotopically enriched [{sup 135}Ba]BaCO{sub 3} target at a cyclotron is described. The purification of the radionuclide was performed by a La-selective resin. {sup 135}La was separated in no-carrier-added (n.c.a) form in a nitric acid solution with a radiochemical yield of 83 ± 5% and a total activity per batch of 43 ± 3 MBq. The enriched [{sup 135}Ba]Ba was recycled to the carbonate form with a recovery of 90 ± 3%. On the basis of a detection limit of 1 Bq/mL, solutions of n.c.a. {sup 135}La could be measured down to the 10{sup -15} mol/L concentration range.

  17. Dependência das vias de dissociação unimolecular com a energia interna da molécula de éter dimetílico Internal energy dependence of the unimolecular dissociation channels of dimethyl ether

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    Rodrigo Peres

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    Full Text Available Internal energy dependence of the competitive unimolecular dissociation channels of dimethyl ether were studied with the statistical RRKM formalism. The C-O and C-H fission reactions and the 1,2-H and 1,3-H shifts, and 1,1-H2 and 1,3-H2 molecular eliminations are discussed as a function of energy dependence of k a(E*, the microcanonical rate constant for production of transition states. C-O fission is the dominant process while reaction channels involving C-H fission, 1,1-H2 and 1,3-H2 elimination and production of MeOH should be competitive at energies around 400 kJ mol-1. The less favorable process is the channel of CH4 formation.

  18. Polyoxométallates et chimie verte : molécules et matériaux nanostructurés pour la conversion de l’énergie et l’environnement

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    Ngo Biboum Bimbong, Rosa

    2011-01-01

    Ce mémoire porte sur la synthèse de matériaux composites nanostructurés à base de polyoxométallates pour la conversion de l’énergie et des applications à des problèmes environnementaux. Pour atteindre ces objectifs, de nombreux composés nouveaux de cette famille d’oxydes moléculaires ont été synthétisés puis ont été associés à différentes matrices éco-compatibles dans le respect des principaux critères de la Chimie Verte. Les principales techniques d’étude sont l’électrochimie, la photochimie...

  19. Moléstia de Chagas e ecologia profunda: a "luta antivetorial" em questão Chagas's disease and deep ecology: the anti-vectorial fight in question

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    Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista; Andréia Patrícia Gomes; Giselle Rôças; Rosângela Minardi Mitre Cotta; Eduardo Cárdenas Nogueira Rubião; Alcides Pissinatti

    2011-01-01

    As inter-relações entre o homem e o meio ambiente estão entre os principais temas debatidos no contexto atual da saúde pública brasileira. Neste horizonte se inscrevem as questões atinentes à moléstia de Chagas especialmente no âmbito das ações de controle dirigidas aos triatomíneos, a luta antivetorial , a qual permanece, mesmo após quase um século de sua descrição por Carlos Chagas, como uma condição de grande impacto epidemiológico na América Latina. Com base nestas considerações, o presen...

  20. Luminescence properties of glassy and crystallized (Li2B4O7+x B2O3)0.999(MnO2)0.001 (x = 0-16.67 mol %) materials

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    The thermoluminescence (TL) and X-ray radioluminescence (RL) of glassy and crystallized (Li2B4O7)0.999(MnO2)0.001-(Li4B10O17)0.999(MnO2)0.001 samples is studied . The results demonstrate that annealing influences the relative TL and RL intensities in the samples owing to crystallization processes. The TL and RL intensities of the crystalline materials are several times higher than those of the thermoluminescent material (Li2B4O7)0.999(MnO2)0.001 and have a maximum at B2O3 excesses of 7-11 mol %

  1. Base moléculaire des effets de l'huile d'argan sur le métabolisme mitochondrial et peroxysomal des acides gras et sur l'inflammation

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    El Kebbaj, Riad,

    2012-01-01

    L’objectif des travaux de cette thèse a été d’explorer les bases moléculaires de l’effet de l’huile d’Argan (HA) sur le métabolisme lipidique au niveau mitochondriale et peroxysomale ainsi qu’élucider son potentiel anti-inflammatoire. Nous avons donc montré, dans un premier temps, que les méthodes artisanales préservaient les propriétés antioxydantes d’HA empêchant l’oxydation de l’acide férulique contrairement à l’HA d’origines commerciale. Ensuite, le traitement par l‘HA ou par les lipopoly...

  2. Changements morphologiques et bilan sédimentaire des formes fuyantes en queue de comète de l'archipel de Molène (Bretagne, France)

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    Suanez, Serge; Fichaut, Bernard; Magne, Rudy; Ardhuin, Fabrice; Corman, David; Stéphan, Pierre; Cariolet, Jean-Marie

    2011-01-01

    International audience Entre 2002 et 2009 un suivi morphosédimentaire des formes fuyantes en queue de comètes a été réalisé sur les deux îlots de Trielen et de Lez ar Chrizienn dans l'archipel de Molène (Bretagne, France). Dans le même temps, l'analyse des conditions hydrodynamiques basées sur l'acquisition des données de houle par modélisation et à partir de mesures in situ, et des données marégraphiques a été effectuée. Ces formes fuyantes ne sont plus alimentées, ceci s'explique par le ...

  3. Changements morphologiques et budget sédimentaire des formes fuyantes en queue de comète de l’archipel de Molène (Bretagne, France)

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    Suanez, Serge; Fichaut, Bernard; Magne, Rudy; Ardhuin, Fabrice; Corman, David; Stéphan, Pierre; Cariolet, Jean-Marie

    2011-01-01

    Entre 2002 et 2009, un suivi morphosédimentaire des formes fuyantes en queue de comètes a été réalisé sur les deux îlots de Trielen et de Lez ar Chrizienn dans l’archipel de Molène (Bretagne, France). Dans le même temps, l’analyse des conditions hydrodynamiques, basée sur l’acquisition des données de houle par modélisation et à partir de mesures in situ, et des données marégraphiques a été effectuée. Ces formes fuyantes ne sont plus alimentées ; ceci s’explique par le tarissement du stock séd...

  4. Influence of the ZrO2 grain size and content on the transformation response in the Al2O3-ZrO2 (12 mol% CeO2) system

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    Based on experimental and modeling studies, the rate of increase in the martensite start temperature Ms for the tetragonal-to-monoclinic transformation with increase in zirconia grain size is found to rise with decrease in ZrO2 content in the zirconia-toughened alumina ZTA system. The observed grain size dependence of Ms can be related to the thermal expansion mismatch tensile (internal) stresses which increase with decrease in zirconia content. The result is that finer zirconia grain sizes are required to retain the tetragonal phase as less zirconia is incorporated into the alumina, in agreement with the experimental observations. At the same time, both the predicted and observed applied stress required to induce the transformation are reduced with increase in the ZrO2 grain size. In addition, the transformation-toughening contribution at temperature T increases with increase in the Ms grain size, when T>Ms. In alumina containing 20 vol% ZrO2 (12 mol% CeO2), a toughness of ∼10 MPa · √m can be achieved for a ZrO2 grain size of ∼2 μm (Ms ∼225K). However, at a grain size of ∼2μm, the alumina-40 vol% ZrO2 (12 mol% CeO2) has a toughness of only 8.5 MPa · √m (Ms ∼ 150K) but reaches 12.3 MPa · √m (Ms ∼ 260K) at a grain size of ∼3 μm. These findings show that composition (and matrix properties) play critical roles in determining the ZrO2 grain size to optimize the transformation toughening in ZrO2-toughened ceramics

  5. Eficiência de diferentes moléculas na redução dos sintomas da queima das bainhas em arroz e no crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani in vitro

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência da aplicação de diferentes moléculas em reduzir o comprimento relativo da lesão (CRL da queima das bainhas em arroz. Plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva e inoculadas com Rhizoctonia solani, no estádio de máximo perfilhamento. Às 24 horas antes da inoculação, as bainhas das plantas foram pulverizadas com soluções de silicato de potássio (SP, silicato de potássio + fósforo (SP+F, Acibenzolar-S-Metil (ASM, fungicida Carbendazim, quitosana desacetilada (QD, etileno (ET e fosfito de potássio (FP. Plantas cujas bainhas foram pulverizadas com água destilada serviram como testemunhas. O efeito das moléculas contidas nesses produtos no crescimento micelial de R. solani foi testado in vitro. Para BR-Irga 409, o CRL foi menor com a aplicação do FP, em relação aos demais tratamentos, exceto o Carbendazim. A aplicação do Carbendazim reduziu em 86,1% o CRL, em relação à testemunha. O CRL foi significativamente menor no cultivar BR-Irga 409 do que no 'Labelle', com aplicação do FP. O crescimento micelial de R. solani foi reduzido apenas pelo FP e Carbendazim, em comparação com os demais tratamentos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos testemunha, SP e SP+F para a concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares.

  6. Activation et transfert de l'oxygène moléculaire catalysés par les complexes des métaux de transition Activation and Tranfer of Molecular Oxygen Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes

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    Nimoun H.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article tente de rationaliser les différents processus par lesquels les complexes des métaux de transition permettent d'activer l'oxygène moléculaire et de le transférer sélectivement sur des substrats définis. Après un bref rappel des propriétés de l'oxygène moléculaire et de ses associations possibles avec les métaux, nous distinguons trois voies essentielles par les-quelles l'oxygène peut être activé a Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes de type peroxo dans lesquelles substrat et oxygène sont coordinés ensemble sur le même métal formant intermédiairement un peroxométallocycle. b Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes superoxo dans lesquelles l'attaque du substrat s'effectue sur l'oxygène coordiné au métal. c Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes oxo dans lesquelles ces derniers ont un comportement carbénique. This article attempts to make a rational explanation of the different processes by which transition metal complexes can be used to activate molecular oxygen and selectively transfer it on specific substrates. After a brief review of the properties of molecular oxygen and of its possible associations with metals, a distinction is made between three basic ways of activating oxygen: a Oxidations catalyzed by peroxo-type complexes in which substrate and oxygen are both coordinated on the saure metal forming transiently a peroxometallocycle. b Oxidations catalyzed by superoxo complexes in which the substrate attacks the coordinated oxygen. c Oxidations catalyzed by oxo complexes in which these oxo complexes have a carbenic behavior.

  7. Contribution of seismic processing to put up the scaffolding for the 3-dimensional study of deep sedimentary basins: the fundaments of trans-national 3D modelling in the project GeoMol

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    Capar, Laure

    2013-04-01

    Within the framework of the transnational project GeoMol geophysical and geological information on the entire Molasse Basin and on the Po Basin are gathered to build consistent cross-border 3D geological models based on borehole evidence and seismic data. Benefiting from important progress in seismic processing, these new models will provide some answers to various questions regarding the usage of subsurface resources, as there are geothermal energy, CO2 and gas storage, oil and gas production, and support decisions-making to national and local administrations as well as to industries. More than 28 000 km of 2D seismic lines are compiled reprocessed and harmonized. This work faces various problems like the vertical drop of more than 700 meters between West and East of the Molasse Basin and to al lesser extent in the Po Plain, the heterogeneities of the substratum, the large disparities between the period and parameters of seismic acquisition, and depending of their availability, the use of two types of seismic data, raw and processed seismic data. The main challenge is to harmonize all lines at the same reference level, amplitude and step of signal processing from France to Austria, spanning more than 1000 km, to avoid misfits at crossing points between seismic lines and artifacts at the country borders, facilitating the interpretation of the various geological layers in the Molasse Basin and Po Basin. A generalized stratigraphic column for the two basins is set up, representing all geological layers relevant to subsurface usage. This stratigraphy constitutes the harmonized framework for seismic reprocessing. In general, processed seismic data is available on paper at stack stage and the mandatory information to take these seismic lines to the final stage of processing, the migration step, are datum plane and replacement velocity. However several datum planes and replacement velocities were used during previous processing projects. Our processing sequence is to

  8. Corrosão microbiológica do aço inoxidável austenítico 316 em Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1 na ausência e presença de Escherichia coli Microbiological corrosion of 316 austenitic steel in Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1 the absence and presence of Escherichia coli

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    Jéferson Egner de Moraes; Cristiane Spagnol; Martha Tussolini; Paulo Rogério P. Rodrigues; Cynthia Beatriz Furstenberger

    2010-01-01

    A corrosão microbiológica é um dos problemas atuais e impactantes no setor industrial. O objetivo desse trabalho é estudar a influência da Escherichia Coli (Ec) na corrosão do aço inoxidável austenítico 316 em Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1. Foram empregadas como técnicas: medidas de potencial de circuito aberto, curvas de polarização potenciodinâmica anódica (PA), espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica (EIE) e microscopia óptica (MO). As curvas de PA mostraram que o aço 316 é passivo desde -400 mV a...

  9. Multi-approach mapping to help spatial planning and management of the kelp species L. digitata and L. hyperborea: Case study of the Molène Archipelago, Brittany

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    Bajjouk, Touria; Rochette, Sébastien; Laurans, Martial; Ehrhold, Axel; Hamdi, Anouar; Le Niliot, Philippe

    2015-06-01

    The Molène Archipelago in Brittany (France) hosts one of the largest kelp forests in Europe. Beyond their recognized ecological importance as an essential habitat and food for a variety of marine species, kelp also contributes towards regional economies by means of the alginate industry. Thousands of tons of kelp are collected each year for the needs of the chemical and food industries. Kelp harvesting in Brittany mainly concerns two species, Laminaria digitata (59,000 t) and Laminaria hyperborea (24,000 t), that, together, represent approximately 95% of the national landings. Estimating the available standing stock and its distribution is a clear need for providing appropriate and sustainable management measures. Prior to estimating the spatial distribution of biomasses, we produced a detailed seabed topography map with accurate hard substrate delineation thanks to surveys and appropriate processing of airborne optical and acoustic imaging. Habitat suitability models of presence-absence and biomass were then developed for each species by relating in situ observations from underwater video and sampling to the many biotic and abiotic factors that may govern kelp species distribution. Our statistical approach combining generalized additive models (GAM) in a delta approach also provided spatial uncertainty associated with each prediction to help management decisions. This study confirmed that the adopted strategy, based on an integrated approach, enhanced knowledge on kelp biomass distributions in the Molène Archipelago and provided a promising direct link between research and management. Indeed, the high resolution topography and hard substrate maps produced for the study greatly improved knowledge on the sea bottom of the area. This was also of major importance for an accurate mapping of kelp distribution. The quality of the habitat suitability models was verified with fishing effort data (RECOPESCA program) and confirmed by local managers and kelp harvesters

  10. Kinetic Modeling of Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrotreatment using a Molecular Reconstruction Approach Modélisation cinétique de l’hydrotraitement de distillats sous vide utilisant une approche de reconstruction moléculaire

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    Charon-Revellin N.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Vacuum Gas Oils (VGO are heavy petroleum cuts (boiling points ranging from 350 to 550 ˚C that can be transformed into valuable fuels (gasolines, diesels by fluid catalytic cracking or hydrocracking. Prior to these conversion processes, hydrotreating is required in order to eliminate the impurities in VGOs. The hydrotreatment process enables to meet the environmental specifications (total sulfur contents and to prevent nitrogen poisoning of conversion catalysts. In order to develop a kinetic model based on an accurate VGOs molecular description, innovative analytical tools and molecular reconstruction techniques were used in this work. A lumped model using a Langmuir-Hinshelwood representation was developed for hydrodearomatization, hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation of the VGO. This lumped model was successfully applied to the experimental feed pretreatment data and was able to predict evolution of concentration of the aromatics, nitrogen and sulfur species. Les Distillats Sous Vide (DSV sont des coupes pétrolières lourdes (gamme de températures d'ébullition 350 à 550 °C qui peuvent être valorisées en carburants (essence, gazole par craquage catalytique ou par hydrocraquage. Un hydrotraitement est requis avant ces procédés de conversion afin d'éliminer les impuretés du DSV. De cette manière, le procédé d'hydrotraitement permet d'attendre les spécifications environnementales (teneur en soufre ainsi que de prévenir l'empoisonnement par les composés azotés des catalyseurs de conversion. De manière à pouvoir développer un modèle cinétique basé sur une description moléculaire précise des DSV, des outils analytiques innovant et des techniques de reconstruction moléculaire ont été utilisés dans ce travail. Un modèle cinétique de regroupement utilisant une représentation de type Langmuir-Hinshelwood a été développé pour l'hydrodésaromatisation, l'hydrodésulfuration et l'hydrodésazotation des DSV. Ce

  11. DEFENSE DES CULTURES La nécrose du collet du colza : analyse de la distribution du champignon dans la plante à l’aide d’outils moléculaires

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    Schmit Jacques

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    Full Text Available Les composantes (Tox+ et Tox0 du complexe impliqué dans la nécrose du collet du colza ont été suivies au cours du temps et dans la plante, à l’aide d’outils moléculaires (ITS, ISSR, afin de clarifier leurs rôles respectifs dans les dégâts de nécrose, de préciser les relations entre les symptômes foliaires précoces et les nécroses du collet tardives et d’évaluer l’étendue de la colonisation de la plante, en conditions naturelles, pendant deux cycles culturaux successifs. Les deux composantes, présentes en permanence, varient en proportion selon la période de culture et l’organe considérés. La composante Tox+, qui prédomine aux deux extrêmes du cycle cultural, sur feuille en automne et au collet en fin de végétation, est responsable des dégâts de nécrose. L’analyse topographique de la région du collet indique que tous les tissus, fortement colonisés par de nombreuses souches Tox+ distinctes, constituent un site privilégié de confrontation entre souches différentes, favorable à la reproduction sexuée du champignon.

  12. Impact of 1 mmol dm(-3) concentrations of small molecules containing nitrogen-based cationic groups on the oxygen reduction reaction on polycrystalline platinum in aqueous KOH (1 mol dm(-3)).

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    Ong, Ai Lien; Whelligan, Daniel K; Fox, Michael L; Varcoe, John R

    2013-11-21

    Alkaline anion-exchange membranes (AAEMs) containing cationic head-groups (e.g. involving quaternary ammonium and imidazolium groups) are of interest with regard to application in alkaline polymer electrolyte fuel cells (APEFCs). This initial ex situ study evaluated the effect of 1 mmol dm(-3) concentrations of model molecules containing (AAEM-relevant) cationic groups on the oxygen reduction reaction on a polycrystalline platinum disk (Ptpc) electrode in aqueous KOH (1 mol dm(-3)). The cationic molecules studied were tetramethylammonium (TMA), benzyltrimethylammonium (BTMA), 1-benzyl-3-methylimidazolium (BMI), 1-benzyl-4-aza-1-azoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (BAABCO) and 6-(benzyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylhexan-1-aminium (BOTMHA). Both cyclic and hydrodynamic linear sweep rotating disk electrode voltammetry techniques were used. The resulting voltammograms, derived estimates of apparent electrochemically active surface areas, Tafel slopes, apparent exchange-current densities and the number of electrons transferred (per O2 molecule) were compared. The results strongly suggest that 1 mmol dm(-3) concentrations of BTMA, BAABCO, and (especially) BMI seriously inhibit the catalytic activities of Ptpc in an aqueous KOH electrolyte at 25 °C. The negative influence of (benzene-ring-free) TMA and Cl(-) anions (KCl control experiment) appeared to be less severe. The separation of the trimethylammonium group from the benzene ring via a hexyloxy spacer chain (in BOTMHA) also produced a milder negative effect. PMID:24100347

  13. Corrosão microbiológica do aço inoxidável austenítico 316 em Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1 na ausência e presença de Escherichia coli Microbiological corrosion of 316 austenitic steel in Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1 the absence and presence of Escherichia coli

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    Jéferson Egner de Moraes

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A corrosão microbiológica é um dos problemas atuais e impactantes no setor industrial. O objetivo desse trabalho é estudar a influência da Escherichia Coli (Ec na corrosão do aço inoxidável austenítico 316 em Na2SO4 0,5 mol L-1. Foram empregadas como técnicas: medidas de potencial de circuito aberto, curvas de polarização potenciodinâmica anódica (PA, espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica (EIE e microscopia óptica (MO. As curvas de PA mostraram que o aço 316 é passivo desde -400 mV até +1050 mV contra um eletrodo de referência de sulfato mercuroso (ESM. Na região transpassiva, nas PA, verificou-se que, na presença de 0,1 % de Ec, houve a geração de um biofilme, permitindo uma diminuição da densidade de corrente (j, quando comparada a PA na ausência de Ec. No entanto, verificou-se que com 1 % e 10% de Ec a j voltou a aumentar nesta região, provavelmente devido ao desplacamento do biofilme da superfície do aço 316. Os diagramas de EIE e as MO confirmaram os resultados obtidos.Microbiological corrosion is a current problem and impacts the steel industry. This research studied the influence of Escherichia coli (Ec in the corrosion of 316 austenitic stainless steel (SS in Na2SO4 0.5 mol L-1. The techniques imployed were: open circuit potential, anodic potentiodynamic polarisation (APP, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS and optical microscopy (OM. The APP curves showed that the 316 SS is passive from -400 up to +1050 mV versus a reference electrode of mercurous sulfate (ESM. In the transpassive region, APP observed that the presence of 0.1% Ec was the generator of a biofilm, allowing a decrease in the current of density (j, when compared to APP in the absence of Ec. However it was found that with 1% and 10% Ec, j again increased in this region, probably due to biofilm displacement on the surface of the 316 SS. The diagrams of EIS and the OM confirmed the results.

  14. Traceable mean activity coefficients and osmotic coefficients in aqueous magnesium chloride solutions at T = 298.15 K up to a molality of 3.0 mol · kg−1

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    Highlights: • This work reports new equations for thermodynamic activity quantities in aqueous MgCl2 solutions. • The new equations are functionally the same as those obtained previously solutions of CaCl2 and uni-univalent electrolytes. • The new activity and osmotic coefficients are fully traceable and transparent. • These new values were tested thoroughly with existing literature data. -- Abstract: The Hückel equation used in this study for the thermodynamic activity quantities in dilute MgCl2 solutions up to an ionic strength (=Im) of 1.5 mol · kg−1 contains two parameters being dependent on the electrolyte, i.e., those of B and b1. The former is linearly related to the ion-size parameter in the Debye–Hückel equation and the latter is the coefficient of the linear correction term with respect to the molality. For more concentrated solutions up to Im of 9.0 mol · kg−1, an extended Hückel equation was used. For it, the Hückel equation was extended with a quadratic term in molality, and the coefficient of this term is the third parameter b2. Parameters B and b1 for dilute MgCl2 solutions were obtained from the isopiestic data of Robinson and Stokes for solutions of this salt and KCl [Trans. Faraday Soc. 36 (1940) 733] by using the previous Hückel parameters for dilute KCl solutions [J. Chem. Eng. Data 54 (2009) 208]. The resulting parameters for MgCl2 solutions were successfully tested with all isopiestic data available in the literature for dilute solutions of this salt. For less dilute solutions, new values for parameters b1 and b2 were determined for the extended version of the Hückel equation of MgCl2 solutions from the isopiestic data of Rard and Miller [J. Chem. Eng. Data 26 (1981) 38] for NaCl and MgCl2 solutions but the dilute-solution value for parameter B was used. The previous extended Hückel equation for concentrated NaCl solutions was used in this estimation (see the KCl citation above). In the tests of the new parameter values

  15. Sensor óptico para mediciones de PH obtenido por el método sol-gel con moléculas orgánicas dopadas en matriz vítrea

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    Omar Paredes

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se preparó un sensor de respuesta óptica para medir acidez ambiental, a partir de la mezcla de cuatro moléculas orgánicas, pdimetilaminoazobenceno (amarillo de dimetilo, (acido o-[[p-(dimetila- minofenil]azo]benzoico (rojo de metilo, α,α Bis (6 bromo 5 hidroxicarvacril a hidroxi –o- tolueno g sulfona (azul de bromotimol, y ácido α-hidroxi- α,α-bis (5 hidroxicarvacril-p-toluensulfonico (azul de timol, incorporadas a una matriz vítrea, obtenida vía sol-gel utilizando como precursores tetraetóxido de silicio (TEOS y metiltrietóxido de silicio (ME3S; el intervalo de pH varía entre 1 y 10. La caracterización óptica de las películas depositadas en pequeñas láminas de vidrio de silicato sódico potásico, se llevó a cabo por espectrometría de absorción con un equipo Perkin Elmer 11. Los ensayos de fotoestabilidad se realizaron mediante exposiciones con una lámpara ultravioleta de 10 w. La adherencia y la resistencia química se llevaron a cabo sometiendo las películas a diferentes ambientes acuosos y alcalinos (NaOH 0.5M, Na2CO3 0,1M. El sensor obtenido es sensible a las variaciones de pH, tanto en líquidos como en gases húmedos, además es reversible y estable a los cambios químicos.

  16. M(E)CANISMES MOL(E)CULAIRES IMPLIQU(E)S DANS L'ALT(E)RATION DU PH(E)NOTYPE DES CELLULES (E)PITHELIAL(E)S TUBULAIRES PAR LES CALPA(I)NES EXTRACELLULAIRES

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    ZHANG Wen-hui; Joelle Perez; Laurent Baud

    2008-01-01

    Objectif Rechercher les mécanismes moléculaires par lesquels des calpaines extracellulaires af-fectent l'adhérence et la mobilité des cellules épithéliales HK-2 dérivées du tubule proximal humain. Méthodes Western blot pour détecter le clivage des chaines α des intégrines; dosage radioimmunologique pour mesurer l' AMP cyclique intracellulaire; fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) pour tester l' apoptose cellulaire. La morpholo-gie des cellules HK-2 a été observée et photographiée. Résultats (1) L ' exposition des cellules HK-2 à la calpaine μ n'a pas entrainé de clivage des chaines o3 et αV des intégrines; (2)l' exposition des cellules HK-2 à la calpaine μ entrainait une augmentation progressive de l' accumulation intracellulaire d' AMP cyclique (P<0.05) qui était associée une résistance cellulaire à l'apoptose(P <0. 05 ) ; (3)l'addition d'un inhibiteur pharmacologique de la protéine kinase A(PKA) prévenait totalement les modifications d'adhérence et de mobilité cellulaires induites par calpaine μ Conclusion Les calpaines externalisées peuvent modifier l' adherence et la mobilité cellulaires via un mécanisme qui implique l'accumulation d' AMP cyclique et l' activation de la PKA. Par ces mécanismes, les calpaines externalisées pourraient jouer un role dans l'induction de la réparation au cours de l'insuffucance rénale aiguё.

  17. Optical spectra and crystal field analysis of Dy3+ in Cs2NaDyCl6 and Cs2NaYCl6: Dy3+(5 mol %)

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    Foster, David R.; Richardson, F. S.

    1985-02-01

    Optical absorption and emission measurements are reported for the Cs2NaDyCl6 and Cs2NaYCl6: Dy3+(5 mol %) systems under variable-temperature (10-298 K) conditions. For both systems, the data are compatible with the retention of octahedral (Oh) site symmetry at the Dy3+ ions over the entire 298 to 10 K temperature range. The only differentiation between the systems is the much greater quantum efficiency of 4F9/2 emission in the doped system vs that in the neat system. Forty-five crystal-field levels spanning 18 multiplets of the Dy3+ 4f9 electronic configuration are located and assigned, and an additional 12 crystal-field levels associated with six other multiplet manifolds are located, but left unassigned. These energy level results are analyzed on the basis of a nine-parameter 4f-electron Hamiltonian operating within a complete Russell-Saunders (SLJ) basis set for the 4f9 configuration of Dy3+. The most intense electric-dipole vibronic lines observed in the optical spectra are assigned to one-phonon vibronic transitions associated with the three odd-parity ``moiety'' modes of the DyCl3-6 octahedral clusters: ν3(t1u), ν4(t1u), and ν6(t2u). Intensity calculations are reported for both the no-phonon magnetic-dipole (origin) transitions and the one-phonon (ν3, ν4, and ν6) electric-dipole vibronic transitions.

  18. In situ and laboratory investigation of the alteration of Boom Clay (Oligocene) at the air–geological barrier interface within the Mol underground facility (Belgium): Consequences on kerogen and bitumen compositions

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    The Boom Clay formation (Oligocene) is studied as a reference host rock for methodological studies on deep geological disposal of radioactive waste. During excavation of galleries within the Clay formation (HADES underground research facility, Mol, Belgium), the physico-chemical conditions are significantly modified as an air–clay interface is created. In order to study the long-term impact of the air–clay contact on the organic matter contained in the Boom Clay, two types of samples were studied: (1) a reference series of clay samples having been in contact with the atmosphere of the HADES gallery for increasing times up to several years and (2) unaltered clay samples submitted to artificial oxidation in a ventilated oven at 80 °C. The evolution of geochemical data of the two series was compared using Rock-Eval pyrolysis, GC–MS and size exclusion chromatography. The organic matter of the unaltered clays sampled in the HADES galleries is dominated by type III kerogen (terrestrial) with some contribution of type II (marine) and is thermally immature. The evolution of geochemical parameters during air alteration for the two series are very similar. They show progressive oxidation of kerogen accompanied by the release of bitumen enriched in low molecular weight constituents. Molecular analysis evidences the presence of a complex mixture of aliphatic and aromatic O-bearing compounds, inherited from the degradation of kerogen as well as from the clay catalyzed oxidation of the bitumen. These results show that (1) air oxidation is a major process in the in situ alteration of the organic matter of Boom Clay within the HADES galleries, (2) laboratory oxidation experiments at 80 °C yield similar results as in situ air alteration of Boom Clay and (3) artificial air oxidation may be used to assess the long term exposure of the organic matter to air.

  19. Compressive strain-dependent bending strength property of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} (1.5 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) composites performance by HIP

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    Reyes-Rojas, A. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S.C. (CIMAV), Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Cd. de Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico)], E-mail: armando_reyesmx@yahoo.com.mx; Esparza-Ponce, H. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S.C. (CIMAV), Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Cd. de Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico); De la Torre, S.D. [Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica (CIITEC)-IPN, D.F. Mexico (Mexico); Torres-Moye, E. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S.C. (CIMAV), Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Cd. de Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico)

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    Nanometric powders and sintered ceramics of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} (1.5 mol% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) prepared by hot isostatic pressing HIP have been studied. A detailed crystallographic study has been performed through X-ray diffraction, Williamson-Hall method, Rietveld method and high-resolution electron microscopy HREM analysis. The crystallographic structure data, such as domain size, lattice parameters, wt% phase, and micro-strain direction have been obtained using Rietveld refinement and Williamson-Hall methods. The results revealed that the compressive strain ({epsilon}) increased from 0.56 to 1.18 (10{sup -3}) as the t-ZrO{sub 2} content increased too. The HREM interface study conducted along the [0 0 0 1]Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}||[0 0 1]ZrO{sub 2} zone axis revealed a micro-strain lattice distortion accumulated at the grain boundary due to the ZrO{sub 2} martensitic phase transformation on cooling, t-ZrO{sub 2} grains coalescence and to the grain growth of {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} which cause elongated tetragonal crystals. Micro-strain lattice distortion is adjusted by the shear displacements of the planes (1 1 0) and (11-bar0) along [1-bar10] and [1-bar1-bar0] crystallographic directions, respectively; these planes are arrested by the (101-bar0) alumina plane. In this case, semi-coherent interfaces were observed along the grain boundary. It is verified that the bending strength increased in connection with the strain accumulation and amount of tetragonal structure.

  20. Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce合金在0.7mol·L~(-1)NaCl溶液中电化学性能的研究%The Electrochemical Performances of Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce Alloys in 0.7 mol·L~(-1) NaCl Solution

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    吕艳卓; 徐岩; 王学新; 张毅; 陆天虹

    2011-01-01

    采用真空熔炼法制备了铸态Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce三种Mg-Li合金.采用Tafel极化曲线、恒电势氧化法和电化学阻抗谱法,研究了Mg,Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce电极作为Mg-H2O2半燃料电池的阳极材料在0.7 mol·L-1 NaCl溶液中的电化学行为.采用扫描电镜观测了电极放电前后的表面形貌.研究结果表明:在四种金属电极中,Mg-8Li-1Ce电极的腐蚀电位最正(-1.49 V),Mg电极的腐蚀电位最负(-1.66 V);在0.7 mol·L-1 NaCl溶液中,电极的电氧化活性排列顺序表示为:Mg-8Li〉Mg-8Li-1Ce〉Mg〉Mg-8Li-0.5Ce,在-1.0 V电位下,Mg-8Li电极的放电电流密度约为40 mA·cm-2.表明Mg-8Li电极的电氧化活性最好,Li元素对Mg电极起到了"活化"作用.%Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce alloys were prepared using vacuum induction melting method.The electrochemical performances of Mg,Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce electrodes as the anodes of Mg-H2O2 semi-fuel cells in 0.7 moloL-1 NaCl solution were investigated by means of poten-tiodynamic polarization,potentiostatic discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measure-ments.The surface morphology of the electrodes was observed by scanning electron microscopy.The results showed that the corrosion potential of Mg-8Li-1Ce(-1.49 V) is the most positive and the corrosion poten-tial of Mg(-1.66 V) is the most negative among the four electrodes.The electro-oxidation activity of the electrodes in 0.7 moloL-1 NaCl solution follows the sequence: Mg-8LiMg-8Li-1CeMgMg-8Li-0.5Ce.The current density of Mg-8Li electrode discharged at-1.0 V reached around 40 mAocm-2.The electro-oxidation activity of Mg-8Li is the highest among the four electrodes and the Li element "activated" Mg electrode.

  1. Análisis numérico de las especies de Prosopis L. (Fabaceae de las costas de Perú y Ecuador

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    Alicia D. Burghardt

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Diferentes revisiones coinciden en señalar 2 o 3 especies de Prosopis para el sur de Ecuador y norte de Perú: P. juliflora (SW DC, P. pallida (Humb. et Bonpl. ex Willd. Kunth y P. affinis Sprengel. En el presente trabajo se informa del análisis cuantitativo de caracteres foliares de especímenes del genero Prosopis, recolectados a lo largo de la costa desde Arequipa (Perú a Manta (Ecuador. Los resultados señalan tres grupos bien definidos. Del análisis comparativo de los tipos y ejemplares de herbario de todas las especies y sinónimos citados para la zona de estudio surge que los taxones existentes son: P. pallida, P. limensis Bentham, ambos de amplia distribución, y P. chilensis (Molina Stuntz emend Burkart restringido al valle del río Camaná. Estos tres taxones se corresponden con los tres grupos obtenidos del análisis numérico. Debe señalarse la exclusión del área de P. juliflora y P. affinis. Se sugiere no utilizar las numerosas variedades señaladas para P. pallida.

  2. New beverages of lemon juice enriched with the exotic berries maqui, açaı́, and blackthorn: bioactive components and in vitro biological properties.

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    Gironés-Vilaplana, Amadeo; Valentão, Patrícia; Moreno, Diego A; Ferreres, Federico; García-Viguera, Cristina; Andrade, Paula B

    2012-07-01

    Following previous research on lemon juice enriched with berries, the aim of this work was to design new blends based on lemon juice mixed with different edible berries of exotic and national origin: maqui ( Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz), açaı́ ( Euterpe oleracea Mart.), and blackthorn ( Prunus spinosa L.). The phytochemical characterization of controls and blends was performed by HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS(n). Their antioxidant capacity against DPPH, superoxide, and hydroxyl radicals and hypochlorous acid and their potential to inhibit cholinesterases were also assessed. The profiling of the red fruits and lemon revealed a wide range of bioactive phenolics. The novel beverage based on lemon juice and maqui berry (LM) was the most interesting blend in terms of antioxidant capacity. Berry control samples displayed reduced effects on acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, the lemon juice control being always the most active. This activity was also remarkable for lemon-blackthorn (LB) and lemon-açaı́ (LA) blends, the last being the most effective inhibitor of cholinesterases among all samples. The results suggested that lemon juice enriched with berries could be of potential interest in the design of new drinks with a nutritive related function on health for chronic diseases. PMID:22642537

  3. Growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} crystallites in 3 mol% yttria partially stabilized ZrO{sub 2} (3Y-PSZ) precursor powder

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    Kuo, Chih-Wei [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Lee, Kuen-Chan [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Yen, Feng-Lin, E-mail: flyen@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Shen, Yun-Hwei [Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Lee, Huey-Er [Department of Dentistry, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Department of Dentistry, Kaohsiung Medical University, Chung Ho Memorial Hospital, 100 Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Wen, Shaw-Bing [General Education Center, Meiho Institute of Technology, 23 Pingguang Road, Neipu, Pingtung 91202, Taiwan (China); Wang, Moo-Chin, E-mail: mcwang@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Stack, Margaret Mary [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • The crystalline structures were composed of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2}. • Growth kinetics of t-ZrO{sub 2} in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder is described as: D{sub te}{sup 2}=(4.57±0.55)t{sup 0.12±0.02}exp(-((24.79±0.38)×10{sup 3})/(RT) ). • Growth kinetics of m-ZrO{sub 2} in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder is described as: D{sub m}{sup 2}=(4.40±1.63)t{sup 0.17±0.08}exp(-((66.47±3.97)×10{sup 3})/(RT) ). - Abstract: The growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} crystallites in 3 mol% yttria partially stabilized ZrO{sub 2} (3Y-PSZ) precursor powder has been investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) specific surface area analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution TEM (HRTEM). After calcination of the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder between 773 and 1073 K for 2 h, the crystalline structures were composed of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} as the primary and secondary phases, respectively. When the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder was calcined at 773 K for 2 h, the BET specific surface area was 97.13 m{sup 2}/g, which is equivalent to a particle size of 10.30 nm. The crystallite sizes determined via XRD and BET agreed well, indicating that the powder was virtually non-agglomerated. The growth kinetics of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} crystallite isothermal growth in the 3Y-PSZ precursor powder are described by: D{sub te}{sup 2}=(4.57±0.55)t{sup 0.12±0.02}exp(-((24.79±0.38)×10{sup 3})/(RT) ) and D{sub m}{sup 2}=(4.40±1.63)t{sup 0.17±0.08}exp(-((66.47±3.97)×10{sup 3})/(RT) ), respectively, for 773K≤T≤1073K. D{sub te} and D{sub m} denote the crystallite size of tetragonal and monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} at time t and temperature T, respectively.

  4. Diagnostic moléculaire d'helicobacter pylori par PCR chez les patients en consultation gastroentérologique au Centre Médical Saint Camille de Ouagadougou

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    Werme, Karidia; Bisseye, Cyrille; Ouedraogo, Issiaka; Yonli, Albert Théophane; Ouermi, Djénèba; Djigma, Florencia; Moret, Rémy; Gnoula, Charlemagne; Nikiema, Jean-Baptiste; Simpore, Jacques

    2015-01-01

    Introduction L'infection par Helicobacter pylori constitue un problème de santé publique notamment dans les pays en développement. Elle entraine une gastrite pouvant évoluer vers des formes sévères d'ulcération et de transformation maligne. La présenté étude avait pour objectif de diagnostiquer H. pylori par des techniques sérologique et moléculaire au Burkina Faso. Méthodes L’étude prospective a été conduite de mars à juin 2012 sur 70 patients venus en consultation dans le service de gastroentérologie au Centre Médical Saint Camille. Le diagnostic de H. pylori a été réalisé par le test ELISA Immunocomb (ORGENICS Ltd, Yavne, Israël) et la PCR sur des biopsies gastriques prélevées sur les patients. Résultats Les pathologies gastroduodénales étaient plus fréquentes chez les patients de plus de 45 ans. Les prévalences de H. pylori étaient respectivement de 88,57% et de 91,43% par sérologie Immunocomb et par PCR. La différence entre les deux techniques n’était pas significative (P = 0,573). La performance de la PCR a été comparée à celle de la technique Immunocomb. Les résultats montrent une sensibilité et une spécificité de 92,2% et 50,0% pour la technique Immunocomb. Conclusion Le diagnostic de H. pylori par PCR est plus spécifique que le test sérologique Immunocomb et devrait être introduit dans le diagnostic de routine de cette bactérie pathogène au Burkina Faso. PMID:26327960

  5. Solubilisation des hydrocarbures dans les solutions micellaires Influence de la structure et de la masse moléculaire Solubilization of Hydrocarbons in Micellar Solutions Influence of Structure and Molecular Weight

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    Baviere M.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available La solubilisation des hydrocarbures par les solutions de tensio-actifs utilisés pour la récupération améliorée du pétrole est directement liée à l'efficacité interfaciale de ces solutions. D'autant plus élevée que la tension interfaciale entre la phase micellaire et l'huile est plus basse, elle dépend fortement de la nature de l'hydrocarbure. Dans certains cas, celui-ci est responsable de comportements de phase inhabituels. On examine d'abord dans cet article la méthodologie généralement utilisée pour caractériser les propriétés interfaciales des mélanges eau-huile-tensio-actifs. Elle est fondée, à partir des travaux de Winsor et de quelques auteurs après lui, sur le concept d'énergies de cohésion entre les diverses entités moléculaires présentes et sur le rapport entre ces énergies. Cette approche permet d'orienter le choix des paramètres pour optimiser les formulations du point de vue de la solubilisation et de la tension interfaciale. Les comportements de phase d'hydrocarbures modèles, alcanes et alkylbenzènes, sont ensuite comparés et discutés, ainsi que ceux d'huiles brutes de stockage. Il apparaît notamment que, dans les mélanges d'hydrocarbures, le paramètre d'optimisation (ici la masse moléculaire du tensio-actif varie de façon non linéaire avec les proportions du mélange. Les performances obtenues avec les huiles brutes de masses moléculaires voisines dépendent sensiblement de la composition. Cependant l'influence propre de la structure et de la masse moléculaire des différentes espèces n'a pas encore été établie. A cet égard l'huile de Daqing constitue un cas intéressant : la solubilisation est extrêmement faible, bien que les tensions interfaciales soient relativement basses. D'après des essais préliminaires de fractionnement de ce brut, les résines pourraient être à l'origine de ce comportement. La poursuite des travaux vise à préciser l'effet des fractions lourdes des bruts

  6. Influence of Low Molecular Weight Polymers on the Rheology of Bentonite Suspensions Influence de polymères de faible masse moléculaire sur la rhéologie de suspensions de bentonite

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    Rossi S.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available In this communication we demonstrate how relatively low molecular weight synthetic polymers significantly alter the rheological properties of Bentonite/water suspensions depending upon the polymer dosage and/or degree of surface coverage on the clay particle. The behaviour of two types of nonionic polymers are reported; a series of nonylphenol poly(propylene oxide poly(ethylene oxide polymers with varying EO chain length and a series consisting of an ABA block copolymer of poly(propylene oxide-poly(ethylene oxide with varying EO chain length. Adsorption isotherms of dilute clay suspensions showed a higher uptake of the lowest molecular weight polymer (in µmol/m² for each series. The adsorbed amount G increases in the order NPE > PEO > PE. The oscillatory shear and steady state shear stress-shear rate measurements of concentrated clay suspensions (3-6% w/v facilitate the interpretation of the particle-particle interactions. The yield stress, plastic viscosity and elastic modulus showed a maximum at about 50% surface coverage by the NPE polymers, and a subsequent decrease due to stabilisation of the suspension. For the PE polymers these parameters continously decreased as the surface of the clay particle was covered. Scaling of the elastic modulus with increasing clay content allows the determination of the exponent n from a power-law fit G = Kon which qualitatively describes the degree of dispersion for the different polymers. Preliminary results of the effect of temperature and pressure on Bentonite/polymer suspensions are also presented. Dans cette communication, nous démontrons comment les polymères synthétiques de masse moléculaire relativement faible modifient notablement les propriétés rhéologiques de suspensions de bentonite dans l'eau en fonction de polymère et/ou du degré de couverture superficielle de la particule d'argile. Les comportements de deux types de polymères non ioniques sont décrits: une série de polymères

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

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    Bertha Beatriz Socarrás Ferrer

    2009-04-01

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

  8. Role of some rare earth (RE) ions (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) in crystal and mechanical behaviours of sol–gel derived ZrO2–2 mol% RE2O3 spun fibres calcined at 1300°C

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    M K Naskar; M Chatterjee; D Ganguli

    2002-10-01

    Crystal behaviours such as crystallization temperature (amorphous to tetragonal () zirconia), tendency of phase transformation (tetragonal to monoclinic () zirconia) and lattice strain were studied with mechanical property e.g. tensile strength of sol–gel derived ZrO2–2 mol% RE2O3 (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) spun fibres. Rare earth cations of varying sizes played a significant role in changing the above mentioned properties of ZrO2–2 mol% RE2O3 fibres. It was found that with decreasing the ionic size difference between the zirconium and RE ions, crystallization temperature (amorphous $\\rightarrow \\ t$-ZrO2) decreased, the probability of phase transformation ($t \\rightarrow m$) decreased, lattice strain which is related to lattice distortion decreased and tensile strength increased.

  9. Desempenho e qualidade da carne de bovinos Nelore e F1 Brangus × Nelore recebendo suplemento com cromo complexado à molécula orgânica na terminação a pasto Performance and quality of beef from Nellore and F1 Brangus × Nellore steers supplied with chromium attached to the organic molecule finished under grass conditions

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    Angelo Polizel Neto; André Mendes Jorge; Paulo Sérgio Andrade Moreira; Helen Fernanda Barros Gomes; Rafael Silvio Bonilha Pinheiro

    2009-01-01

    Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da suplementação com cromo complexado à molécula orgânica do suplemento no desempenho produtivo, nas características de carcaça e na qualidade da carne de bovinos terminados em regime de pastagem. Foram utilizados 18 bovinos Nelore e 18 F1 Brangus × Nelore castrados, com 16 meses de idade, mantidos com suplementação mineral protéica, com ou sem cromo complexado à molécula orgânica e abatidos aos 22 meses de idade. O ganho médio diário de peso vivo (GMD) não ...

  10. Rôle de la sorption et de la biodégradation dans l'élimination de micropolluants par des procédés d'épuration biologique : application aux molécules anticancéreuses traitées par bioréacteur à membrane

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    Seira, Jordan

    2013-01-01

    Les travaux de recherche effectués dans le cadre de ce travail de thèse ont eu pour objectif de caractériser le rôle joué par les mécanismes de sorption et de biodégradation dans l’élimination de micropolluants organiques par les boues biologiques, et notamment celles de bioréacteur à membrane. La première étape a consisté en la mise au point d’une méthode d’analyse de molécules anticancéreuses depuis les phases aqueuse et solide des boues. L’extraction des molécules contenues dans la phase a...

  11. Elimination Reactions of Aryl Furylacetates Promoted by R{sub 2}NH-R{sub 2}NH{sub 2}{sup +} in 70 mol% MeCN(aq). Effects of β-Aryl on the Ketene-Forming Transition-State

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    Pyun, Sang Yong; Kim, Ju Chang; Cho, Bong Rae [Pukyong National Univ., Pusan (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-15

    Ketene-forming elimination from 2-X-4-nitrophenyl furylacetates promoted by R{sub 2}NH-R{sub 2}NH{sub 2}{sup +} in 70 mol % MeCN(aq) has been studied kinetically. When X = Cl and NO{sub 2}, the reactions exhibited second-order kinetics as well as Bronsted β = 0.37-0.54 and |β{sub lg}| = 0.31-0.45. The Bronsted β decreased with a poorer leaving group and |β{sub lg}| increased with a weaker base. The results are consistent with an E2 mechanism. When the leaving group was changed to a poorer one [X= H and OCH{sub 3}], the reaction mechanism changed to the competing E2 and E1cb mechanisms. A further change to the E1cb mechanism was realized for the reaction of with i-Pr{sub 2}NH/i-Pr{sub 2}NH{sub 2}{sup +} in 70 mol % MeCN-30 mol % D{sub 2}O. By comparing the kinetic results in this study with the existing data for ArCH{sub 2}C(O)OC{sub 6}H{sub 3}-2-X-4-NO{sub 2}, the effect of the β-aryl group on the ketene-forming elimination was assessed.

  12. Carboximaltosa férrica en el tratamiento de la anemia en pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica prediálisis: factores predictores de respuesta y efecto sobre la inflamación, moléculas de adhesión y metabolismo mineral óseo.

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    Prats Valencia, Merche

    2016-01-01

    l tractament amb ferro ev pot provocar inflamació, lesió endotelial i hipofosforèmia, i no està ben establert els possibles factors predictors de resposta a aquest tractament. La carboximaltosa fèrrica (CMF) per les seves característiques estructurals i estabilitat podria induïr menor toxicitat. Objectiu: Avaluar l´eficàcia de la CMF en pacients amb malaltia renal crònica prediàlisi ( MRC-P), analitzar els factors predictors de resposta i el seu efecte sobre la inflamació, molècules d´adhesió...

  13. Moléculas que participan en el transporte de hierro materno-fetal: importancia del receptor 1 de transferrina y de la ferroportina en la placenta humana = Molecules implicated in maternal-fetal iron transport across the placental barrier: Role of Transferrin Receptor 1 and Ferroportin

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    Corrales Agudelo, Lady Vanessa; Parra Sosa, Beatríz Elena; Maldonado Estrada, Juan Guillermo; Burgos Herrera, Luis Carlos

    2011-01-01

    La adecuada transferencia placentaria de hierro es crucial para satisfacer los altos requerimientos del feto y promover su adecuado crecimiento y desarrollo intrauterino; de otra parte, contribuye a prevenir la ferropenia y la anemia, entidades altamente prevalentes en los lactantes durante los primeros dos años de edad, que se asocian con mayor morbilidad y mortalidad en la infancia. La placenta es un órgano capaz de realizar diferentes adaptaciones en la producción de moléculas que particip...

  14. Energías de Interacción y Geometrías de Equilibrio para Aglomeraciones de 1,2-propanodiol con 3, 4, 5 y 6 Moléculas de Agua Interaction Energies and Equilibrium Geometries for Clusters 1,2-propanediol with 3, 4, 5 and 6 Water Molecules

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    Adolfo E Ensuncho; Jesús M López; José G Carriazo

    2011-01-01

    Se reportan las geometrías de equilibrio y energías de interacción de aglomeraciones (clusters) formadas por los sistemas 1,2-propanodiol con 3, 4, 5 y 6 moléculas de agua. Esto con el fin de avanzar en la comprensión de las interacciones que predominan a nivel molecular en compuestos tipo dioles alifáticos con agua. Las aglomeraciones fueron generadas estocásticamente, seleccion adas mediante una prueba de aceptación metrópolis modificado implementado en el programa Recocido Simulado (Simula...

  15. Factors affecting aggression in a captive flock of Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis).

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    Perdue, Bonnie M; Gaalema, Diann E; Martin, Allison L; Dampier, Stephanie M; Maple, Terry L

    2011-01-01

    The influence of pair bond status, age and sex on aggression rates in a flock of 84 captive Chilean flamingos at Zoo Atlanta was examined. Analysis showed no difference between aggression rates of male and female flamingos, but adult flamingos had higher rates of aggression than juveniles. There were also significant differences in aggression depending on pair bond status (single, same-sex pair, male-female pair or group). Bonded birds were significantly more aggressive than single birds, which is consistent with the concept that unpaired birds are not breeding and do not need to protect pair bonds or eggs. Birds in typical pair bonds (male-female) and atypical pair bonds (same-sex pairs or groups) exhibited similar rates of aggression. These results contribute to the existing body of research on aggression in captive flamingos. PMID:20186725

  16. Caracterización del aceite de coquito de palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis

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    Torija, M. Esperanza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics of the seeds from Chilean palm and the detailed composition of its fat are studied starting from 4 lots of seeds from the two regions being the major producers of Chilean palm seeds. From the proximate composition of the seeds a high content of fats is deduced with a mean value of 67.3%. The contents of proteins, carbohydrates and fibre were in the range of 7-11%. A detailed analysis of the fat indicates a high content of saturated fatty acids being capric, caprilic, lauric and miristic acids the major fatty acids. For this reason the presence of a high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides are detected in the triglyceride analysis. As for tocopherols, the fat contains low amounts of α-, γ- y δ-tocopherol with a total average of 84 mg/kg. Concerning phytosterols, the total content was around 1000 mg/kg being β-sitosterol and Δ7-estigmastenol the two major sterolsSe analizan las características generales del coquito de palma chilena y se estudia con detalle la composición de su aceite. Con este objetivo, se analizan 4 lotes de coquitos procedentes de las dos regiones de Chile donde existe mayor producción. La composición proximal del coquito indica un contenido muy mayoritario de grasa, con un promedio de 67,3% mientras los contenidos de proteínas, hidratos de carbono y fibra se encuentran entre el 7 y el 11%. Un análisis detallado de la grasa muestra un contenido elevado de ácidos grasos saturados (alrededor del 85% siendo los ácidos cáprico, caprílico, láurico y mirístico los que se encuentran en mayor concentración, lo que origina un elevado porcentaje de triglicéridos de cadena media. Respecto a los tocoferoles, el aceite contiene cantidades limitadas de α-, γ- y δ-tocoferol con un valor promedio total de 84 mg/kg, no detectándose la presencia de tocotrienoles. Respecto a los fitoesteroles, el contenido total es del orden de 1000 mg/kg siendo los esteroles mayoritarios el β-sitosterol y el Δ7-estigmastenol.

  17. The glance of travellers and scientists of the 19th century about the moving "gea chilensis"

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    M Zenobio Saldivia

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyses the vision of Chilean nature and the impact of earthquakes on the physical body of Chile and in the national collective imagination, that were forged Chilean and foreign nineteenth-century scientists and travelers with some natural history studies as Mary Graham. And from such perceptions reflect on whether to take in to account this reality in the fields of public policy and education.

  18. Digital Native Chilensis: The Young people, of South of the Internet

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    Lic. Felipe Andres Nesbet Montecinos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available It is undeniable that the Internet has a capital importance in the contemporary society. In the new technological paradigm, known as the Information Age, the relevance of the network is equivalent to that of oil in the Industrial Age. Although we can dissent of the prediction done by Nicholas Negroponte in 1995, in its famous book “Being Digital”, with respect to which the digital divide would be translated in a subject, net, generational, expressed in the dichotomy: young person-rich versus old-poor men. However, this author (1995 guessed right in his theory of the greater facility of the young people towards the new technologies. For that reason, the Internet is dominated by young people. The appearance of Wena Naty, a video uploaded to the network (with the explicit consent of their protagonists in which a 14 year old girl practiced oral sex to a partner in a public square, is the most dramatic demonstration of the use and abuse that young Chileans make new technologies.The present article reviews data collected on the use of technologies in Chile (INJUV 2002, Godoy 2006 y PNUD 2006. As well as it analyzes collected own data from the investigations of Carcamo “Percepción del tiempo y de la motivación ante tareas de búsqueda de información y conferencias de texto (Chat mediadas por computador en estudiantes secundarios de Chile” and Nesbet (2007, “Usos de la mensajería instantánea en estudiantes secundarios de Valdivia.”

  19. Eliminations from (E)-2,4-Dinitrobenzaldehyde O-Aryloximes Promoted by R3N/R3NH+ in 70 mol% MeCN(aq). Effects of Leaving Group and Base-Solvent on the Nitrile-Forming Transition-State

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    Elimination reactions of (E)-2,4-(NO2)2C6H2CH=NOC6H3-2-X-4-NO2 (1a-e) promoted by R3N/R3NH+ in 70 mol % MeCN(aq) have been studied kinetically. The reactions are second-order and exhibit Bronsted β = 0.80-0.84 and |βlg| = 0.39-0.42, respectively. For all leaving groups and bases employed in this study, the β and |βlg| values remained almost the same. The results can be described by a negligible pxy interaction coefficient, pxy = ∂β/pKlg = ∂βlg/pKBH ∼ 0, which describes the interaction between the base catalyst and the leaving group. The negligible pxy interaction coefficient is consistent with the (E1cb)irr mechanism. Change of the base-solvent system from R3N/MeCN to R3N/R3NH+-70 mol % MeCN(aq) changed the reaction mechanism from E2 to (E1cb)irr. Noteworthy was the relative insensitivity of the transition state structure to the reaction mechanism change

  20. Crystal structure of cis-bis-{4-phenyl-1-[(3R)-1,7,7-tri-methyl-2-oxobi-cyclo-[2.2.1]heptan-3-ylidene]thio-semicarbazidato-κ(3) O,N (1),S}cadmium(II) with an unknown solvent mol-ecule.

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    Nogueira, Vanessa Senna; Bresolin, Leandro; Näther, Christian; Jess, Inke; de Oliveira, Adriano Bof

    2015-12-01

    The reaction between the racemic mixture of the camphor-4-phenyl-thio-semicarbazone derivative and cadmium acetate dihydrate yielded the title compound, [Cd(C17H20N3OS)2]. The Cd(II) ion is six-coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral environment by two deprotonated thio-semicarbazone ligands acting as an O,N,S-donor in a tridentate chelating mode, forming five-membered chelate rings. In the crystal, the mol-ecules are connected via pairs of N-H⋯S and C-H⋯S inter-actions, building centrosymmetric dimers. One of the ligands is disordered in the campher unit over two sets of sites with site-occupancy factors of 0.7 and 0.3. The structure contains additional solvent mol-ecules, which are disordered and for which no reasonable split model was found. Therefore, the data were corrected for disordered solvent using the SQUEEZE routine [Spek (2015 ▸). Acta Cryst. C71, 9-18] in PLATON. Since the disordered solvents were removed by data processing, and the number of solvent entities was a suggestion only, they were not considered in the chemical formula and subsequent chemical or crystal information. PMID:26870441

  1. Marqueurs moléculaires et génomique

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    Delourme Régine

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available La poursuite de l’établissement de cartes génétiques est réalisée dans différentes équipes pour les principales espèces de Brassica (B. napus, B. oleracea, B. rapa, B. juncea, B. nigra avec l’enrichissement de ces cartes en différents types de marqueurs (microsatellites, AFLP, PCR spécifiques principalement (D. Somers, F. Dreyer, R. Raman, B. Rudolph ou l’établissement de cartes génétiques sur de nouvelles espèces telles que Sinapis alba (M. Nelson.

  2. Mol-Gastronomie Granulare Fleischgerichte und molekulares Kleben

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    Vilgis, Thomas A.

    2005-09-01

    Buletten, Fleischküchle oder Kebabs, Köstlichkeiten aus gehacktem Fleisch bestimmter Körnung, finden sich in allen Kulturen. Physikalisch ein großes Problem, denn zu Tisch dürfen diese Gebilde nicht auseinander brechen und zerfallen. Für ausreichend Bindung und Klebung muss also gesorgt werden.

  3. Uranium series disequilibrium measurements at Mol, Belgium and Whiteshell

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    Measurements of uranium series disequilibrium in groundwaters derived from sand layers above and below the Boom Clay formation in North East Belgium, are analysed in terms of uranium, thorium and radium isotopic geochemistries, water types, and their mixing in the regional groundwater systems. Most sampled waters are mixtures of younger shallow groundwaters from horizons above the Boom Clay lens and older waters from horizons below the lens, at depths greater than 500m. No true old water end-members have been sampled. The longest residence times of the sampled waters are found to be not much in excess of 104y. More detailed modelling is required in conjunction with groundwater hydraulic pressure and flow direction data to establish detailed mixing patterns. In a second parallel study the 228Ra/226Ra activity ratios were measured in large groundwater samples, from the Underground Research Laboratory at Pinawa, Canada. (author)

  4. Prediction of Surfactants’ Properties using Multiscale Molecular Modeling Tools: A Review Prédiction de propriétés des tensioactifs à l’aide d’outils de modélisation moléculaire : une revue

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    Creton B.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available During one of the existing Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR procedures, a mixture of Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer (ASP is injected into wells in order to move the trapped oil from the reservoir to the wellbores. The conception and/or the tuning of new ASP combinations, structures of surfactants and/or mixtures of surfactants is of primary interest to improve the efficiency of a such procedure. Molecular modeling tools can be used to understand microscopic effects, predict surfactants’ properties and finally to optimize structures and mixtures of surfactants. We propose in this article a review of the literature on the ability of molecular simulation techniques such as Molecular Dynamics (MD, Monte Carlo (MC simulations, Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD and upper scale modeling methods such as Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship (QSPR approaches to predict thermo-physical and structural properties of surfactants. Une des voies possibles de récupération assistée du pétrole, l’EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery, consiste en l’injection d’un fluide ASP (Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer dans le réservoir dans le but de déplacer le pétrole piégé vers le puits de production. La conception et/ou l’optimisation de mélanges ASP, de tensioactifs ou de mélanges de tensioactifs est donc d’un intérêt premier pour améliorer l’efficacité d’un tel procédé. Les codes de simulation moléculaire développés et largement validés durant ces dernières décennies apparaissent comme des outils incontournables pour la compréhension des effets microscopiques, la prédiction de propriétés de tensioactifs complexes ou encore l’optimisation des structures voire de la composition de mélanges de tensioactifs. Dans cet article, nous présentons une revue des travaux de la littérature sur le potentiel de diverses techniques de simulation moléculaire pour la prédiction de propriétés structurales ou thermophysiques des tensioactifs. Les

  5. (Article) Sur la première loi de Fick et les équations d'équilibre quasi-statique gouvernant la diffusion moléculaire (On Fick's first law and the equations of quasi-static motion governing the molecular diffusion).........................VERSION 2

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    Le problème de la diffusion moléculaire dans un mélange fluide biphasique est ici abordé des deux points de vue complémentaires de la Mécanique des milieux continus - d'une manière quelque peu différente de celle retenue par Truesdell dans "Mechanical basis of diffusion" (J. Chem. Physics (U.S.), 37 (1962) 2336-2344) - et de la Thermodynamique. Il est ainsi montré que la force liée à la 'traînée diffusive', i.e. au frottement visqueux inter-constituant, est nécessairement liée à la vitesse de...

  6. Modélisation appliquée à la pharmacocinétique de molécules médicamenteuses indiquées en prévention ou en traitement d'atteintes neurologiques chez l'homme

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    2009-01-01

    L'aspect expérimental de la pharmacocinétique nécessite le développement de techniques analytiques dans les milieux biologiques pour la quantification des médicaments dans les échantillons prélevés à des temps choisis. L'interprétation des données pharmacocinétiques implique ensuite le développement de modèles et de méthodes statistiques permettant l'évaluation des paramètres pharmacocinétiques caractéristiques des molécules considérées. Dans la première partie de ce travail, une méthode LC/M...

  7. O papel do gene e da molécula HLA-G na expressão clínica das doenças reumatológicas The role of the HLA-G gene and molecule on the clinical expression of rheumatologic diseases

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    Claiton Viegas Brenol

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O antígeno leucocitário humano G (HLA-G é uma molécula não clássica de complexo principal de histocompatibilidade (MHC de classe I, caracterizada por baixo polimorfismo em sua região codificadora, um padrão de distribuição tecidual limitado em condições fisiológicas e expressão por meio de isoformas solúveis e acopladas à superfície de membranas por meio de splicing alternativo. O HLA-G é bastante conhecido por estar envolvido na indução e na manutenção da tolerância entre o sistema imunológico materno e o feto semialogênico ao nível da interface fetoplacentária. Além disso, diversos estudos apontam para um papel imunorregulatório mais amplo dessa molécula. Neste contexto, a expressão de HLA-G em doenças inflamatórias e reumatológicas é uma área relativamente recente de pesquisa. Os primeiros estudos descreveram a expressão de HLA-G em várias miopatias inflamatórias, dermatite atópica e psoríase cutânea. Com base nos achados de que o HLA-G poderia desviar respostas T helper para o tipo Th2, foi levantada a hipótese de que o HLA-G seria uma molécula protetora nas respostas inflamatórias. Neste artigo, revisamos os potenciais papéis da molécula HLA-G no sistema imunológico e em diversas doenças reumatológicas, tais como lúpus eritematoso sistêmico, artrite reumatoide, esclerose sistêmica e outrasHuman leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G is a non-classic class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC molecule characterized by low polymorphism in its coding region, a limited tissue distribution pattern in physiologic conditions, and expression through soluble isoforms and isoforms bound to surface membranes through alternative splicing. HLA-G is fairly known since it is involved in induction and maintenance of tolerance between the maternal immunologic system and the semi-allogeneic fetus at the level of the fetal-placental interface. Besides, several studies have indicated a wider immunoregulatory role of

  8. The combination of resveratrol and CLA does not increase the delipidating effect of each molecule in 3T3-L1 adipocytes La combinación de resveratrol y CLA no incrementa el efecto hipolipemiante de cada molécula en adipocitos 3T3-L1

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    A. Lasa

    2011-10-01

    distintas vías. En los últimos años, se ha probado el método de llegar a diferentes vías de transducción de señal simultáneamente con múltiples productos naturales con el fin de alcanzar efectos aditivos o sinérgicos. Sin embargo, el efecto combinado de ambas moléculas sobre el metabolismo de los lípidos no se ha descrito previamente. Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el efecto de la combinación del ALC trans-10, cis-12 y el resveratrol sobre la acumulación de TG así como sobre la expresión de FAS, HSL y ATGL en los adipocitos maduros 3T3-L1 con el propósito de evaluar la interacción potencial entre ambas moléculas. Métodos: Para este propósito, se trató a adipocitos maduros 3T3-L1 con las dos moléculas, de forma separada y combinada, en 10 y 100 μM durante 20 horas. El contenido de TG y la expresión de FAS, ATGL y HSL se midieron con espectrofotometría y en RT-PCR en tiempo real, respectivamente. Resultados: ambas dosis de ALC y 100 μM de resveratrol disminuyeron el contenido de TG en los adipocitos maduros. La combinación de ambas moléculas redujo la acumulación de TG en el mismo grado que cada una de ellas por separado. No se observaron cambios en los niveles de ARNm de FAS y HSL tras el tratamiento con ALC y resveratrol. El ATGL no se modificó por el ALC pero se incrementó por el resveratrol y la combinación. Esta combinación no aumentó el afecto causado por el resveratrol solo. Conclusión: el aumento de la lipólisis vía ATGL está implicado en la reducción de TG inducida por resveratrol y la combinación de ambas moléculas. Esta combinación no aumenta la eficacia de cada una de las moléculas por separado en los adipocitos maduros y, por lo tanto, no representa una ventaja en la prevención ni el tratamiento de la obesidad.

  9. Perfil sérico da molécula de adesão intercelular-1 no pós-operatório cardíaco de lactentes submetidos à circulação extracorpórea Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 serum profile in cardiac postoperative period of infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Angela Hunsche

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: mensurar os níveis séricos da molécula de adesão intercelular-1, solúvel em condições basais e após exposição ao circuito de circulação extracorpórea, em lactentes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca para correção de defeitos cardíacos congênitos. Métodos: estudo de coorte contemporâneo envolvendo 21 lactentes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca com uso de circulação extracorpórea. Foram medidos os níveis séricos da molécula de adesão intercelular-1, solúvel na indução anestésica, ao término e 8 e 26 horas após o término da circulação extracorpórea. As amostras foram dosadas através do método de ELISA. Resultados: as patologias cardíacas congênitas mais comuns foram defeito do septo atrioventricular e Tetralogia de Fallot. As médias de idade e de peso foram 6,6 meses e 5,8 quilos. As medianas dos tempos de circulação extracorpórea e de clampeamento da aorta foram, respectivamente, 87 e 53 minutos. Todos os lactentes utilizaram inotrópicos. As medianas dos tempos de intubação e de internação foram 72 horas e 21 dias. A taxa de mortalidade dos pacientes foi de 9,5%. Os níveis basais da molécula avaliada foram mais elevados do que aqueles considerados normais (pObjective: to measure the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 serum levels at baseline and after cardiopulmonary bypass exposure in infants undergoing surgery of congenital heart disease. Methods: contemporary cohort study, which consisted of 21 infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 serum levels were measured at induction of anesthesia, at the end of cardiopulmonary bypass, and 8 hours and 26 hours after cardiopulmonary bypass. The samples were measured using ELISA. Results: atrioventricular septal defects and tetralogy of Fallot were the most common congenital cardiac pathologies. The age and weight mean values were 6.6 months and 5.8 Kg. The median values of cardiopulmonary

  10. Desempenho e qualidade da carne de bovinos Nelore e F1 Brangus × Nelore recebendo suplemento com cromo complexado à molécula orgânica na terminação a pasto Performance and quality of beef from Nellore and F1 Brangus × Nellore steers supplied with chromium attached to the organic molecule finished under grass conditions

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    Angelo Polizel Neto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da suplementação com cromo complexado à molécula orgânica do suplemento no desempenho produtivo, nas características de carcaça e na qualidade da carne de bovinos terminados em regime de pastagem. Foram utilizados 18 bovinos Nelore e 18 F1 Brangus × Nelore castrados, com 16 meses de idade, mantidos com suplementação mineral protéica, com ou sem cromo complexado à molécula orgânica e abatidos aos 22 meses de idade. O ganho médio diário de peso vivo (GMD não diferiu entre grupos genéticos, entretanto animais mantidos com suplemento contendo cromo apresentaram maior GMD (494 g em comparação aos demais (420 g. A adição de cromo orgânico no suplemento não promoveu alterações na área de olho-de-lombo (63,42 cm² e na espessura de gordura subcutânea do dorso (5,46 mm e da garupa (5,58 mm, tomados por meio do ultra-som. O peso médio de carcaça quente foi 235 kg e o rendimento médio de carcaça quente, 52,09%, com superioridade do suplemento contendo cromo (238 kg e 52,9% em relação ao controle (231 kg e 51,2%. Animais Nelore e F1 Brangus × Nelore apresentam potencial similar de produção de carne a pasto. A suplementação mineral protéica com adição de cromo complexado à molécula orgânica aumenta o ganho de peso e o rendimento de carcaça, mas não influencia os parâmetros qualitativos da carne.The present work was aimed to evaluate the effect of mineral protein supplementation with addition of chromium attached to the organic molecule on the productive performance, carcass traits and beef quality in steers finished under grass conditions. For this, 18 Nellore and 18 F1 Brangus × Nellore steers were used, with 16 months of average initial age and slaughtered at 22 months, distributed equally into two treatment of mineral protein supplementation with and without addition of chromium attached to the organic molecule. There was no observed difference between genetic groups regarding

  11. Moléculas que participan en el transporte de hierro materno-fetal: importancia del receptor 1 de transferrina y de la ferroportina en la placenta humana = Molecules implicated in maternal-fetal iron transport across the placental barrier: Role of Transferrin Receptor 1 and Ferroportin

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    Corrales Agudelo, Lady Vanessa

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La adecuada transferencia placentaria de hierro es crucial para satisfacer los altos requerimientos del feto y promover su adecuado crecimiento y desarrollo intrauterino; de otra parte, contribuye a prevenir la ferropenia y la anemia, entidades altamente prevalentes en los lactantes durante los primeros dos años de edad, que se asocian con mayor morbilidad y mortalidad en la infancia. La placenta es un órgano capaz de realizar diferentes adaptaciones en la producción de moléculas que participan en el transporte de hierro materno-fetal en respuesta al estado de hierro celular, para proveer la mayor disponibilidad de este mineral al feto. Esta revisión, pretende acercar al lector a los mecanismos metabólicos y moleculares relacionados con la captación, el transporte y la salida de hierro por la placenta hacia el feto, así como su regulación, para proporcionar elementos que le permitan comprender en forma integrada, la importancia de un adecuado estado de hierro materno antes y durante la gestación.

  12. Eficiência de diferentes moléculas na redução dos sintomas da queima das bainhas em arroz e no crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani in vitro Efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of sheath blight symptoms in rice and on Rhizoctonia solani growth in vitro

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência da aplicação de diferentes moléculas em reduzir o comprimento relativo da lesão (CRL da queima das bainhas em arroz. Plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva e inoculadas com Rhizoctonia solani, no estádio de máximo perfilhamento. Às 24 horas antes da inoculação, as bainhas das plantas foram pulverizadas com soluções de silicato de potássio (SP, silicato de potássio + fósforo (SP+F, Acibenzolar-S-Metil (ASM, fungicida Carbendazim, quitosana desacetilada (QD, etileno (ET e fosfito de potássio (FP. Plantas cujas bainhas foram pulverizadas com água destilada serviram como testemunhas. O efeito das moléculas contidas nesses produtos no crescimento micelial de R. solani foi testado in vitro. Para BR-Irga 409, o CRL foi menor com a aplicação do FP, em relação aos demais tratamentos, exceto o Carbendazim. A aplicação do Carbendazim reduziu em 86,1% o CRL, em relação à testemunha. O CRL foi significativamente menor no cultivar BR-Irga 409 do que no 'Labelle', com aplicação do FP. O crescimento micelial de R. solani foi reduzido apenas pelo FP e Carbendazim, em comparação com os demais tratamentos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos testemunha, SP e SP+F para a concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares.This study aimed to test the efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of the relative lesion extension (RLE of sheath blight in rice. Plants of cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution and inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani at the maximum tillering stage. At 24 hours before inoculation, sheaths of plants were sprayed with solutions of potassium silicate (PS, potassium silicate + phosphorus (PS+P, Acibenzolar-S-Methyl (ASM, Carbendazim fungicide, deacetylated chitosan (DC, ethylene (ET and potassium phosphite (PP. Sheaths from plants sprayed with water served as the

  13. L'acétylcholinestérase des poissons, cible des organophosphorés et des carbamates. Caractérisation du gène et des formes moléculaires de l'enzyme chez Danio rerio. Effets des anticholinestérasiques

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    Full Text Available L'acétylcholinestérase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7 est une enzyme indispensable de la transmission synaptique cholinergique. Son inhibition par les organophosphorés et les carbamates est à la base de certains traitements insecticides et nématicides utilisés en agriculture. Les faunes sauvage (en particulier les poissons et domestique sont exposées aux résidus des traitements anticholinestérasiques. La mesure de l'inhibition de l'activité AChE chez ces espèces est un marqueur fiable de l'exposition. Ceci est montré ici pour l'AChE de carpes exposées expérimentalement au carbofuran (carbamate. Nous présentons parallèlement des données sur le gène de l'AChE chez Danio rerio et sur les formes moléculaires de l'enzyme chez Danio, Cyprinus carpio et Oncorhynchus mykiss. Contrairement à ce qui est observé chez d'autres vertébrés, le gène d'AChE de Danio ne possède pas d'exon H et seules les sous-unités de type T ont pu être identifiées chez ces trois espèces. Des résultats préliminaires d'hybridation in situ sur les embryons sont présentés et nous discutons l'intérêt des expériences de transgenèse dans l'oeuf de Danio pour étudier d'éventuelles fonctions morphogénétiques de l'AChE au début du développement.

  14. Microestrutura e condutividade elétrica do eletrólito sólido de céria-20% mol gadolínia com adições de SrO, TiO2 e SrTiO3

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    M. C. F. Dias

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos da adição de SrO, TiO2 e SrTiO3 na sinterização, na microestrutura e na condutividade elétrica do eletrólito sólido céria-gadolínia foram sistematicamente investigados. Foram preparadas pelo método convencional de mistura dos reagentes de partida seguida de reação em estado sólido composições contendo 1, 2,5 e 5% mol dos aditivos. Diversas técnicas de caracterização foram utilizadas. Os resultados mostraram que os aditivos exercem influência em todas as propriedades estudadas, mas de forma diferente dependendo do tipo e do teor. De forma geral, o SrO tornou desprezível o bloqueio aos portadores de carga nos contornos de grão, mas prejudicou a densificação. O TiO2 promoveu aumento substancial na densificação da céria-gadolínia, mas também no bloqueio exercido pelos contornos de grão, além de ser responsável pela exsolução do gadolínio e pela formação da fase pirocloro Gd2­Ti2O7, quando adicionado em teores acima do limite de solubilidade. O SrTiO3 não produziu alterações significativas na densificação, e resultou em aumento da condutividade intergranular pela diminuição da energia de ativação para o processo de condução.

  15. Influence of the Periodic Boundary Conditions on the Fluid Structure and on the Thermodynamic Properties Computed from the Molecular Simulations Influence des conditions périodiques sur la structure et sur les propriétés thermodynamiques calculées à partir des simulations moléculaires

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    Janeček J.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The components of pair distribution function in different directions with respect to the coordinate system defined by the simulation box are determined for Lennard-Jones fluid simulated using the Monte Carlo technique in cubic boxes of various size. The approach of Pratt and Haan is employed to analyze the distortion of isotropic fluid structure due to the periodic boundary conditions and qualitative agreement is found between the theoretical and simulated course of particular angular components of distribution function. The relation between the anisotropy of correlation functions and the system size dependency of residual energy and compressibility factor is analyzed. The finite size effects become significantly pronounced in systems with size lower than 5 particle diameters, especially if the length of the box-edge is equal to a non-integer multiple of molecular diameter. With increasing temperature the implicit finite size effects on fluid structure as well as on the thermodynamic properties become less important. The primary cause of the structure deformation lies in the short-range interparticle correlations and the long-range interactions are not important; therefore, the implicit finite size effects influence all kinds of atomistic simulations, including those using the interactions of finite range and in the molecular dynamics simulations. However, at present the simulated systems are usually of sufficiently large size and ignoring the implicit finite size does not lead to serious problems, except for the determination of surface properties using the inhomogeneous simulations which are more sensitive to the lateral dimension of simulation box. Nous avons déterminé les contributions directionnelles de la fonction de distribution par paire du fluide de Lennard-Jones, par simulation moléculaire de Monte Carlo dans des boîtes cubiques de différentes tailles. L’approche de Pratt et Haan est utilisée pour analyser la distorsion de la

  16. Nanostructured crystals of fluorite phases Sr1−xRxF2+x (R Are Rare Earth Elements) and their ordering: 10. Ordering under spontaneous crystallization and annealing of Sr1−xRxF2+x Alloys (R = Tb-Lu, Y) with 23.8–36.1 mol % RF3

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    The products of spontaneous crystallization (at a cooling rate of ∼200 K/min) of Sr1−xRxF2+x melts in the homogeneity range of the fluorite phase have been investigated. Thirty-two irrational compositions with 23.8–36.1 mol % RF3 and eight rational Sr2RF7 compositions are obtained. With respect to the RF3 content, these compositions form five groups: (1) Sr0.762R0.238F2.238 (23.8% RF3), (2) Sr0.744R0.256F2.256 (25.6%), (3) Sr0.718R0.282F2.282 (28.2%), (4) Sr2RF7 (33.3%), and (5) Sr0.639R0.361F2.361 (36.1%). R = Tb-Lu, Y for all groups. Quenching melts of group 5 with R = Tb, Dy, and Ho leads to the formation of ordered phases with the trigonal distortion of the rhβ-Na7Zr6F31 type, while for melts of group 5 with R = Lu, quenching yields a phase of the trigonal rhα′-Sr4Lu3F17 type. In group 5 with R = Y, Er, Tm, or Yb and in groups 1–4 with all REEs, fluorite phases are formed. Annealing at 900 ± 20°C for 96 h with subsequent cooling at a rate of ∼200 K/min expands the variety of ordered phases: a phase with a new r type of orthorhombic distortion is formed in group 1 with R = Lu, in group 2 with R = Tm or Lu, and in group 3 with R = Ho-Lu, Y; a t-Sr2RF7 phase with tetragonal distortion is formed in group 4 with R = Tb-Er, Y; and a phase of trigonal rhα′ type is formed in group 5 with R = Y, Yb, or Lu. A fluorite phase arises in group 1 with R = Tb-Lu, Y as a result of quenching and annealing. The tendency to ordering becomes more pronounced with an increase in the RF3 content and REE atomic number. The annealing conditions do not provide equilibrium or the completely ordered state of all alloys

  17. Aplicación de biomateriales de base biológica, moléculas bioactivas e ingeniería de tejidos en cirugía plástica periodontal: Una revisión Application of biological based biomaterials, bioactive molecules and tissue engineering in periodontal plastic surgery: A review

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    JC Durán Yaneth

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir, clasificar y discutir las indicaciones de los biomateriales de base biológica, moléculas bioactivas e ingeniería de tejidos que se están usando para el manejo de recesiones y aumento de encía en cirugía plástica periodontal. En esta revisión de la literatura, se utilizó una combinación de los términos de búsqueda específicos que consideraran los materiales en revisión, para el aumento de encía adherida, y el recubrimiento radicular. Materiales y Métodos: Se usaron las siguientes fuentes: Medline, Biblioteca Cochrane, y búsqueda manual de revistas específicas como el Journal of Periodontology, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry y Journal of Clinical Periodontology entre años 1985 y 2011. Se revisaron un total de 117 artículos y se seleccionaron 74 entre estudios clínicos controlados, estudios clínicos randomizados, reportes de casos y estudios en animales. Los artículos fueron revisados por los autores y aceptados por consenso para su discusión. Conclusiones: 1 Existe una serie de materiales que presentan gran potencial y podrían ser una alternativa viable a los injertos autógenos, pero se requiere más estudios a largo plazo. 2 Existe necesidad de estudios con la investigación de estos procedimientos en relación a resultados orientados a la estabilidad, seguridad y efectividad de los diferentes materiales existentes.Objective: To describe, classify and discuss the clinical applications of biologically based biomaterials, bioactive molecules and tissue engineering being utilized in gingival recession therapy and gingival augmentation procedures in plastic periodontal surgery. In this literature review, a combination of specific search key words were used, including materials being reviewed, indicated for gingival augmentation and root coverage procedures. Materials and Methods: The following sources were consulted: Medline, Cochrane Library and manual search of specific

  18. Implementación de un sistema de trazabilidad para la cadena de producción porcina basado en crotales electrónicos y marcadores moleculares Implementing a traceability system for the pig chain based on electronic ear tags and molecular markers = Implementació d'un sistema de traçabilitat per a la cadena de producció porcina basat en crotals electrònics i marcadors mol·leculars /

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    Grassi Ledo, Paula

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    Un total de 1,540 porcs creuats d'origen i condicions de producció similars (deslletats a 28 d, sacrificats a 100 kg) van ser utilitzats en tres experiments per avaluar la implementació d'un sistema de traçabilitat mitjançant l'ús de l'identificació electrònica (e-ID) i de marcadors mol·leculars (ADN). Els porcs van ser identificats amb 3 tipus de cròtals electrònics i posteriorment auditats mitjançant anàlisis d'ADN. En l'Exp. 1, els garrins (n = 1,033) van ser e-ID al naixement amb cròtals ...

  19. Desarrollo de una bebida de alto contenido proteico a partir de algarrobo, lupino y quinoa para la dieta de preescolares Development of a high content protein beverage from Chilean mesquite, lupine and quinoa for the diet of pre-schoolers

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    P. Cerezal Mezquita; E. Acosta Barrientos; G. Rojas Valdivia; N. Romero Palacios; R. Arcos Zavala

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    En la presente investigación se desarrolló una bebida de alto contenido proteico a partir de la mezcla de los extractos líquidos de un pseudocereal, quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) y de dos plantas leguminosas: algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stunz) y lupino (Lupinus albus L.), provenientes del altiplano andino de la macrozona norte de Chile, saborizándose con pulpa de frambuesa, para contribuir en la alimentación de niños entre 2 y 5 años de estrato socio-económico bajo con deficienci...

  20. Análise de metais pesados em amostras de Peumus boldus Mol. (Monimiaceae Analysis of heavy metals in samples of Peumus boldus Mol. (Monimiaceae

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    Melissa Schwanz

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Oito amostras, provenientes do Brasil, Chile e Argentina, de Peumus boldus Molina (Monimiaceae, espécie comum e abundante no Chile, cujas folhas são amplamente empregadas pela medicina tradicional para o tratamento de uma variedade de afecções do sistema digestivo e hepatobiliar, foram analisadas, após digestão nítrica, para a quantificação de ferro, manganês, cobre, chumbo, cromo, cobalto e níquel, por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica. Chumbo, cromo e cobalto não foram detectados (limite de detecção de 5 µg/g em nenhuma das amostras. Todas as amostras apresentaram maior teor em ferro, que variou de 109,7 mg/kg a 315,7 mg/kg, seguido por manganês (65,5 mg/kg a 158,8 mg/kg, cobre (3,04 mg/kg a 9,16 mg/kg e níquel (0,77 mg/kg a 4,31 mg/kg.Eight samples, obtained from Brazil, Chile and Argentina, of Peumus boldus Molina (Monimiaceae, an abundant and widespread native tree in Chile, which leaves are widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of digestive and hepatobiliary disorders, were analyzed, after nitric digestion, for the content of iron, manganese, copper, lead, chromium, cobalt and nickel, by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Lead, chromium and cobalt were not detected (detection limit of 5 µg/g in any sample. The samples showed a high level of iron, which ranged from 109.7 mg/kg to 315.7 mg/kg, followed by manganese (65.5 mg/kg to 158.8 mg/kg, copper (3.04 mg/kg to 9.16 mg/kg and nickel (0.77 mg/kg to 4.31 mg/kg.

  1. ExoMol molecular line lists - XIV: The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot SO$_2$

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    Underwood, Daniel S; Yurchenko, Sergei N; Huang, Xinchuan; Schwenke, David W; Lee, Timothy J; Clausen, Sønnik; Fateev, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    Sulphur dioxide is well-known in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, where its presence is often associated with volcanism, and in circumstellar envelopes of young and evolved stars as well as the interstellar medium. This work presents a line list of 1.3 billion $^{32}$S$^{16}$O$_2$ vibration-rotation transitions computed using an empirically-adjusted potential energy surface and an ab initio dipole moment surface. The list gives complete coverage up to 8000 cm$^{-1}$ (wavelengths longer than 1.25 $\\mu$m) for temperatures below 2000 K. Infrared absorption cross sections are recorded at 300 and 500 C are used to validated the resulting ExoAmes line list. The line list is made available in electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at www.exomol.com.

  2. ExoMol molecular line lists - XIV: The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot SO2

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    Underwood, Daniel S.; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Huang, Xinchuan; Schwenke, David W.; Lee, Timothy J.; Clausen, Sønnik; Fateev, Alexander

    2016-04-01

    Sulphur dioxide is well-known in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, where its presence is often associated with volcanism, and in circumstellar envelopes of young and evolved stars as well as the interstellar medium. This work presents a line list of 1.3 billion 32S16O2 vibration-rotation transitions computed using an empirically-adjusted potential energy surface and an ab initio dipole moment surface. The list gives complete coverage up to 8000 cm-1 (wavelengths longer than 1.25 μm) for temperatures below 2000 K. Infrared absorption cross sections are recorded at 300 and 500 C are used to validated the resulting ExoAmes line list. The line list is made available in electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at www.exomol.com.

  3. Editorial - Colloque sur l'application industrielle de la thermodynamique moléculaire.

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    Kontogeorgis, Georgios M.; Jaubert, Jean-Noël; De Hemptinne, Jean-Charles

    2013-01-01

    La meilleure compre'hension des phe'nome'nes a' l'e'chelle mole'culaire ouvre la voie a' un vaste champ de nouvelles applications possibles pour l'industrie chimique et au-dela' . Les efforts re'cents dans ce domaine ont permis de cre'er des mode' les, des me'thodes de simulation et des outils non seulement a' meˆme de re'soudre des proble'mes acade'miques mais aussi de contribuer substantiellement aux projets industriels de recherche et de de'veloppement. Ils ouvrent la voie a' une meilleure...

  4. ExoMol line lists VIII: A variationally computed line list for hot formaldehyde

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    Al-Refaie, Ahmed F; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N

    2015-01-01

    A computed line list for formaldehyde, H$_2{}^{12}$C$^{16}$O, applicable to temperatures up to $T=1500$~K is presented. An empirical potential energy and {\\it ab initio} dipole moment surfaces are used as the input to nuclear motion program TROVE. The resulting line list, referred to as \\textit{AYTY}, contains 10.3 million rotational-vibrational states and around 10 billion transition frequencies. Each transition includes associated Einstein-$A$ coefficients and absolute transition intensities, for wavenumbers below 10~000 cm\\(^{-1}\\) and rotational excitations up to \\(J=70\\). Room-temperature spectra are compared with laboratory measurements and data currently available in the HITRAN database. These spectra show excellent agreement with experimental spectra and highlight the gaps and limitations of the HITRAN data. The full line list is available from the CDS database as well as at \\url{www.exomol.com}.

  5. Desarrollo de la molécula de poli (metil metacrilato) termopolimerizable para bases de dentaduras /

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    Acosta Torres, Laura Susana sustentante.

    2009-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctor en Ciencias Medicas Odontológicas y de la Salud, presenta Laura Susana Acosta Torres ; asesor Federico Humberto Barceló Santana, Carlos Andrés Álvarez Gayosso. 118, [6] páginas : ilustraciones. Doctorado en Ciencias Medicas Odontológicas y de la Salud UNAM, Facultad de Odontología, 2009

  6. El segon monestir de Jonqueres i el molí d'En Carbonell

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    Costa i Paretas, Maria Mercè

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available The first feminine monastery of Jonqueres, belonging to the military Order of Santiago, was constructed near Sabadell, in the XIIIth century. By king James I authority, Pere Carbonell built a mill outside the walls of Barcelona. The king granted his dominion over the mill to the Master of the mentioned Order and allowed the construction, close to the same mill, of a second monastery for the Jonqueres community. Because of the place insalubrity, they soon moved to a third monastery inside the city. The nuns had the dominion over the mill as once the Master had. But when the monastery of Pedralbes was built, both monasteries enjoyed indivisibly that right. The mill, from the XVth century, was rented to some millers. Rents and profits were divided in equal parts. There were several lawsuits between the two convents and also there were some agreements, as in 1532. Because of the war, in 1808, the Jonqueres nuns left their monastery forever. Nevertheless, their managers kept renting the mill at least until 1824.[fr] L'Ordre militaire de Saint Jacques, au XIIIème siècle, eut le premier monastère féminin de Sainte Marie de Jonqueres près de Sabadell. Avec l'autorisation du roi Jacques I, Pere Carbonell bâtit un moulin extra-muros de Barcelone. Le roi céda son droit et son domaine sur le moulin au Maître du susdit Ordre et permit la construction, tout près de celui-là, d'un deuxième monastère pour les dames de Jonqueres. Bientôt, en 1300, à cause de l'insalubrité de l'endroit, elles ont passé à leur troisième monastère, dans la ville. Elles continuèrent à exercer le domaine sur le moulin, comme l'avait exercé leur Maître. Mais lorsque le monastère de Pedralbes fut édifié, les deux communautés ont joui de ce domaine par indivis. On divisait les rentes et les fruits à moitié. Le moulin, depuis le XVème siècle, fut affermé à des meuniers. Il y eut plusieurs litiges et procès entre les deux couvents et aussi des concordes, comme celle de 1532. A cause de la guerre, en 1808, les religieuses de Jonqueres abandonnèrent à jamais leur monastère. Pourtant leurs administrateurs ont continué les louages du moulin, au moins jusqu'à 1824.

  7. Batch and Continuous Ultrasound Assisted Extraction of Boldo Leaves (Peumus boldus Mol.).

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    Petigny, Loïc; Périno-Issartier, Sandrine; Wajsman, Joël; Chemat, Farid

    2013-01-01

    Vegetal extracts are widely used as primary ingredients for various products from creams to perfumes in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutic and cosmetic industries. Having concentrated and active extract is essential, as the process must extract as much soluble material as possible in a minimum time, using the least possible volume of solvent. The boldo leaves extract is of great interest for the industry as it holds a great anti-oxidant activity due to high levels of flavonoids and alkaloids such as boldine. Ultrasound Assisted Extraction (UAE) has been used to improve the efficiency of the plant extraction, reducing extraction time, increasing the concentration of the extract with the same amount of solvent and plant material. After a preliminary study, a response surface method has been used to optimize the extraction of soluble material from the plant. The results provided by the statistical analysis revealed that the optimized conditions were: sonication power 23 W/cm2 for 40 min and a temperature of 36 °C. The optimized parameters of the UAE provide a better extraction compared to a conventional maceration in terms of process time (30 min instead of 120 min), higher yield, more energy saving, cleanliness, safety and product quality. PMID:23481637

  8. Free-radical scavengers and antioxidants from Peumus boldus Mol. ("Boldo").

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    Schmeda-Hirschmann, G; Rodriguez, J A; Theoduloz, C; Astudillo, S L; Feresin, G E; Tapia, A

    2003-04-01

    The dry leaves of Peumus boldus (Monimiaceae) are used in infusion or decoction as a digestive and to improve hepatic complains. Preliminary assays showed free-radical scavenging activity in hot water extracts of boldo leaves, measured by the decoloration of a methanolic solution of the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl radical (DPPH). Assay-guided isolation led to the active compounds. Catechin proved to be the main free-radical scavenger of the extracts. Lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes was inhibited by boldo extracts and fractions at 500 microg/ml with higher effect for the ethyl acetate soluble and alkaloid fractions. The IC50 for catechin and boldine in the lipid peroxidation test were 75.6 and 12.5 microg/ml, respectively. On the basis of dry starting material the catechin content in the crude drug was 2.25% while the total alkaloid calculated as boldine was 0.06%. The activity of boldine was six times higher than catechin in the lipid peroxidation assay. However, the mean catechin:total alkaloid content ratio was 37:1. The relative concentration of alkaloids and phenolics in boldo leaves and their activity suggest that free-radical scavenging effect is mainly due to catechin and flavonoids and that antioxidant effect is mainly related with the catechin content The high catechin content of boldo leaves and its bioactivity suggest that quality control of Boldo folium has to combine the analysis of catechin as well as their characteristic aporphine alkaloids. PMID:12747739

  9. Batch and Continuous Ultrasound Assisted Extraction of Boldo Leaves (Peumus boldus Mol.

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    Joël Wajsman

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Vegetal extracts are widely used as primary ingredients for various products from creams to perfumes in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutic and cosmetic industries. Having concentrated and active extract is essential, as the process must extract as much soluble material as possible in a minimum time, using the least possible volume of solvent. The boldo leaves extract is of great interest for the industry as it holds a great anti-oxidant activity due to high levels of flavonoids and alkaloids such as boldine. Ultrasound Assisted Extraction (UAE has been used to improve the efficiency of the plant extraction, reducing extraction time, increasing the concentration of the extract with the same amount of solvent and plant material. After a preliminary study, a response surface method has been used to optimize the extraction of soluble material from the plant. The results provided by the statistical analysis revealed that the optimized conditions were: sonication power 23 W/cm2 for 40 min and a temperature of 36 °C. The optimized parameters of the UAE provide a better extraction compared to a conventional maceration in terms of process time (30 min instead of 120 min, higher yield, more energy saving, cleanliness, safety and product quality.

  10. In situ and laboratory migration experiments through boom clay at Mol

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    Physico-chemical characterization and migration studies in the Boom clay, envisaged as a potential host sediment for high level waste disposal in Belgium, were started some 15 years ago. A synthesis study of this experimental work has recently been conducted to compile all available data. From a comparison of the available migration data and the data requirements as derived from the performance assessment studies PAGIS (1988) and PACOMA (1991) the new migration programme (1991-1995) was defined. The critical radionuclides, both with relation to dose rates to man and to missing or unreliable migration data, turned out to be 14 C, 99 Tc. 135 Cs and 237 Np. A second group of radionuclides was found to be possibly critical: 79 Se, 93 Zr, 107 Pd, U-, Am-, Cm-, and Pu-isotopes. This report concentrates on the experimental results as obtained from the migration experiments started in the previous migration programme. Some of the reported radionuclides e.g. 90 Sr) have lost their critical character and will not be further studied within the new programme. New experimental data from laboratory tests have become available for Np, Cs, Sr and C (as HC03-) and the first results on the migration of organic molecules dissolved in the interstitial Boom clay water are reported. The hydraulic parameters (the hydraulic conductivity K and the storage coefficient So) were calculated from both laboratory percolation experiments and in situ piezometric measurements. Conclusions concerning Boom clay anisotropy are drawn. Finally, a short description of the ongoing in situ HTO injection experiment is given and the experimental data are analyzed and discussed. 10 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab

  11. ExoMol line lists XV: A new hot line list for hydrogen peroxide

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    Al-Refaie, Ahmed F.; Polyansky, Oleg L.; Ovsyannikov, Roman I.; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N.

    2016-01-01

    A computed line list for hydrogen peroxide, H$_2{}^{16}$O$_2$, applicable to temperatures up to $T=1250$~K is presented. A semi-empirical high accuracy potential energy surface is constructed and used with an {\\it ab initio} dipole moment surface as input TROVE to compute 7.5 million rotational-vibrational states and around 20 billion transitions with associated Einstein-$A$ coefficients for rotational excitations up to $J=85$. The resulting APTY line list is complete for wavenumbers below 6~...

  12. Quiralidade em moléculas e cristais Chirality at molecules and crystals

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    Ayres Guimarães Dias

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The present contribution describes some concepts of stereochemistry and chirality in molecules and crystals. This paper also reports on the development of a simple and fast experiment to prepare and recognize conglomerate and true racemate of tartaric acid produced by mechanic mixture of commercial enantiomers and recristalization. Optical activity and melting point of mixtures are also used in the analysis.

  13. Interactions cellulaires et moléculaires entre basophiles et lymphocytes T CD4+

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    Sharma, Meenu

    2014-01-01

    Basophils are the rare granulocytes and play an important role in the polarization of Th2 responses, differentiation of B cells and protection against helminths. Basophils have a major influence on immune responses and various roles of these cells in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are emerging. Recent reports showed that murine basophils function as antigen presenting cells (APCs) to induce Th2 and IgE responses to allergens and helminths. Therefore, I explored whether human basophils p...

  14. Imagerie neutronique pour la fusion par confinement inertiel et imagerie optique moléculaire

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    Delage, Olivier

    2010-01-01

    Les domaines scientifiques, nécessitant l'imagerie d'objets de petites dimensions (micrométriques voire nanométriques) et peu émissifs, sont de plus en plus nombreux (physique des plasmas, astrophysique, physique des matériaux, biotechnologies,...) et les challenges posés par l'étude de ces objets en font un axe de recherche et de développement en constante évolution. Le travail présenté dans ce document a un objectif double : présenter les spécificités de l'instrumentation associée à ce doma...

  15. The Bacchus backfill experiment at the Hades underground research facility at Mol, Belgium

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    BACCHUS is the acronym for Backfilling Control experiment for High level wastes in Underground Storage. This large scale experiment is considering a compacted clay-based material around a heater implanted in the host clay in order to investigate the thermal behaviour of the Boom clay as well as the thermal and hydraulical transfers through a highly compacted material. It was developed jointly with CEA/DRDD in Fontenay. Beside the experiment itself and its original design, material characterization and instrumentation survey were important aspects in which considerable experience has been gained. In this respect, the development of specific sensors (thermal shock and Time Domain reflectometry probes) adapted to the particular experimental conditions is worth mentioning. In-situ investigations from the Hades facility have been running from November 1988 (implementation in clay) to August 1990 (end of the 5 months heating phase). Most of the data could be reproduced using the computer code available at CEN/SCK but some important limitations have to be overcome in the future, as for example the behavior of partially saturated materials. 11 refs., 29 figs., 7 tabs

  16. Coprecipitation Synthesis of Superplastic 3 Mol. % Yttria -- Stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystalline / Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Nanocomposite

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    Opoku, Michael

    3 mole % Yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystalline/Magnesium aluminate spinel (3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4) nanocomposite have exhibited high strain rate superplasticity at 1.7x10--2 --3.3x10--1 s --1. Low strain rate superplasticity (10--5--10 --3 s--1) has been the main drawback of using superplastic ceramics in industries. Microstructural design of 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 composite is a key in obtaining high strain rate superplasticity within the range of 10 --2--100 s--1 ). 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 may experience a surge in its application at high temperature if the microstructure is designed to exhibit high strain rates at low temperatures. In the present study, the reverse coprecipitation synthesis technique was adopted to synthesize nanocomposite powders containing 70%3Y-TZP/30%MgAl 2O4 and 60%3Y-TZP/40%MgAl2O4 with microstructural characteristics suitable for superplastic application. It was expected that the coprecipitation synthesis technique route will yield highly homogeneous nanocrystalline composite powders, which could be sintered into a dense component with high thermal stability of the small grains. Microstructual features observed after processing powders of 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 revealed that the coprecipitation synthesis is a suitable technique for processing nanocomposite powders for superplastic application.

  17. Finance management and administrative aspects of project management at SCK/CEN, Mol, Belgium

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    In this contribution we have tried to point out the way in which the financial management of SCK/CEN is carried out. Despite the fact that research is still very often considered to be an area of activity in which decisions can only be made on the basis of intuition we believe that methods based on the principle of management by objectives and follow-up of expenditure and results, has enabled us to make our managerial staff and personnel ''resource-minded''. However, it should be stressed that in most cases, and contrary to private industry, the output of most R and D work cannot be measured or balanced in terms of cost and income. Cost accounting therefore only provides information on the input, whereas the output has to be evaluated in terms of long-term benefits to the nation. As these are rather diffucult to quantify, no clear balance can be shown and discussions may often arises as to the real output and the necessity to carry out R and D work. (author)

  18. Modélisation probabiliste en biologie moléculaire et cellulaire

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    Yvinec, Romain

    2012-01-01

    The importance of stochasticity in gene expression has been widely shown recently. We will first review the most important related work to motivate mathematical models that takes into account stochastic effects. Then, we will study two particular models where stochasticity induce interesting behavior, in accordance with experimental results: a bursting dynamic in a self-regulating gene expression model; and the emergence of heterogeneity from a homogeneous pool of protein by post-translationa...

  19. Modélisation probabiliste en biologie cellulaire et moléculaire

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    Yvinec, Romain

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    De nombreux travaux récents ont démontré l'importance de la stochasticité dans l'expression des gènes à différentes échelles. On passera tout d'abord en revue les principaux résultats expérimentaux pour motiver l'étude de modèles mathématiques prenant en compte des effets aléatoires. On étudiera ensuite deux modèles particuliers où les effets aléatoires induisent des comportements intéressants, en lien avec des résultats expérimentaux: une dynamique intermittente dans un modèle d'auto-régulat...

  20. Modélisation probabiliste en biologie cellulaire et moléculaire

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    Yvinec, Romain

    2012-01-01

    The importance of stochasticity in gene expression has been widely shown recently. Wewill first review the most important related work to motivate mathematical models thattakes into account stochastic effects. Then, we will study two particular models where stochasticityinduce interesting behavior, in accordance with experimental results : a bursting dynamic in a self-regulating gene expression model ; and the emergence of heterogeneityfrom a homogeneous pool of protein by post-translational ...

  1. Aspectos neurológicos da moléstia de chagas

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    Fritz Köberle

    1967-09-01

    Full Text Available Carlos Chagas related in more than two 200 cases, what he called "nervous forms" of trypanosomiasis, that is neurological manifestations from central origin (idiotism, infantilism, pseudo-bulbar paralysis, aphasia, cerebellar ataxia, atetosis, espostic or paralytic diplegia, disbasia. At that time Chagas expressed his concepts as follows: "In relation to the frequency of trypanosomiasis nervous forms we have performed many observations which allow us to state that this disease is the one which causes the largest number of organic affections of the central nervous system, in human pathology". We are plenty convinced by Chagas's statement. By experiments on animals of laboratory we have very often noticed a rather varied neurological symptomatology, being worth point out identical syndromes to those observed by Chagas. Our autopsy material non-rarely include chronic Chagas cases presenting a most varied symtomatology. Among them we have named only three cases of discerebral nanism, a rather rare affection in other parts of the world and relatively frequent in our material. The fact which we have demonstrated, i.e., a relatively great decreasing of number of nervous cells in the peripheral system could happen in the central nervous system as well. Provided that there are only two quantitative works on neuron number diminishing in the central nervous system in mice and rats we decline to go into further details about central neuropathies in man. We emphasized the necessity to perform researches on this field by means of intimate collaboration between clinicians and pathologists, as the only way to confirm on scientific basis all that was observed by the panoramic and genial vision of Carlos Chagas.

  2. W3 theory: robust computational thermochemistry in the kJ/mol accuracy range

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    Boese, A D; Atasoylu, O; Martin, J M L; Kallay, M; Gauss, J; Oren, Mikhal; Atasoylu, Onur; Martin, Jan M.L.; Kallay, Mihaly; Gauss, Juergen

    2004-01-01

    We are proposing a new computational thermochemistry protocol denoted W3 theory, as a successor to W1 and W2 theory proposed earlier [Martin and De Oliveira, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 1843 (1999)]. The new method is both more accurate overall (error statistics for total atomization energies approximately cut in half) and more robust (particularly towards systems exhibiting significant nondynamical correlation) than W2 theory. The cardinal improvement rests in an approximate account for post-CCSD(T) correlation effects. Iterative T_3 (connected triple excitations) effects exhibit a basis set convergence behavior similar to the T_3 contribution overall. They almost universally decrease molecular binding energies. Their inclusion in isolation yields less accurate results than CCSD(T) nearly across the board: it is only when T_4 (connected quadruple excitations) effects are included that superior performance is achieved. $T_4$ effects systematically increase molecular binding energies. Their basis set convergence is qu...

  3. Channel waveguides formed by ion implantation of 20 mol% Ge-doped silica

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    The implantation of 20% Ge-doped silica with MeV Si or Ge ions has been used to produce singlemode channel waveguides. The germanosilicate film was grown by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition. For implantation with either Si or Ge ions, the attenuation loss was measured as 0.15-0.25dB/cm at 1300nm and 1.5-1.8dB/cm at 1550nm. (UK)

  4. Mol.fi on niin -95!”- Työnhaku sosiaalisessa mediassa kulttuurialalla

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    Leppänen, Anniina; Tuukkanen, Oona

    2014-01-01

    Opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin työnhaun siirtymistä sosiaaliseen mediaan. Varsinkin kulttuurituottajalle sosiaalisen median hyödyntäminen myös työnhaussa on olennaista, sillä monet työnantajat etsivät jo sitä kautta työntekijänsä. Opinnäytetyön myötä saadusta tutkimustiedosta on hyötyä niin kulttuurialaa opiskeleville kuin jo valmistuneillekin kulttuurituottajille. Kulttuurialalla työpaikat saattavat projektiluontoisuuden takia vaihtua useita kertoja uran aikana, jopa useit...

  5. Short communication: Development of a new polymorphic genetic marker in Araucaria araucana (Mol) K. Koch

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    Drake, F.; Martin, M. A.; Alvarez, A.; Molina, J. R.; Alvarez, J. B.; Herrera, M. A.; Martin, L. M.

    2012-11-01

    Seed storage proteins have been used as genetic marker in forest species to evaluate genetic variability, demonstrating its effectiveness both in conifers and broad-leaved. In conifers, megagametophyte storage proteins are particularly useful because of their haploid nature. The aim of this study was to determine whether these proteins could be used as a new marker of genetic diversity in Araucaria araucana, one of the oldest conifers of South America and a representative symbol of Chilean forest biodiversity. For this, megagametophytes from two A. araucana populations were assessed to identify polymorphic bands and to obtain a preliminary estimation of the genetic diversity. The results revealed that globulin is the best fraction for measuring the variability in the species, due to their high level of variation (20 identified bands, 11 of them polymorphic). Both populations showed high genetic diversity, with more than 92% of the variation within populations. The study highlighted that these proteins can be used to measure the genetic diversity in A. araucana, providing good information to ensure the preservation of the species genetic resources. (Author) 29 refs.

  6. Valorisation de la biomasse en biocarburant. Etude d’une molécule plateforme

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    zouichene, ahlem

    2015-01-01

    De plus, le problème de l’épuisement inéluctable de l’énergie fossile se pose car selon les spécialistes, les réserves de pétrole et de gaz naturel seront largement épuisées avant la fin du XXI siècle et le charbon avant deux siècles2. Face à ces contraintes, il convient donc de trouver des moyens pour rationnaliser la consommation de cette énergie et surtout de favoriser l’émergence de nouvelles sources d’énergies, renouvelables et plus soucieuses de l’environnement pour un développement ...

  7. ExoMol molecular line lists - XIV. The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot SO2

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    Underwood, Daniel S.; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Huang, Xinchuan; Schwenke, David W.; Lee, Timothy J.; Clausen, Sønnik; Fateev, Alexander

    2016-07-01

    Sulphur dioxide is well-known in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, where its presence is often associated with volcanism, and in circumstellar envelopes of young and evolved stars as well as the interstellar medium. This work presents a line list of 1.3 billion 32S16O2 vibration-rotation transitions computed using an empirically adjusted potential energy surface and an ab initio dipole moment surface. The list gives complete coverage up to 8000 cm-1 (wavelengths longer than 1.25 μm) for temperatures below 2000 K. Infrared absorption cross-sections are recorded at 300 and 500 C are used to validated the resulting ExoAmes line list. The line list is made available in electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at www.exomol.com.

  8. ExoMol line lists XVIII. The high temperature spectrum of VO.

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    McKemmish, Laura K.; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2016-08-01

    An accurate line list, VOMYT, of spectroscopic transitions is presented for hot VO. The 13 lowest electronic states are considered. Curves and couplings are based on initial ab initio electronic structure calculations and then tuned using available experimental data. Dipole moment curves, used to obtain transition intensities, are computed using high levels of theory (e.g. MRCI/aug-cc-pVQZ using state-specific or minimal-state CAS for dipole moments). This line list contains over 277 million transitions between almost 640,000 energy levels. It covers the wavelengths longer than 0.29 μm and includes all transitions from energy levels within the lowest nine electronic states which have energies less than 20,000 cm-1 to upper states within the lowest 13 electronic states which have energies below 50,000 cm-1. The line lists give significantly increased absorption at infrared wavelengths compared to currently available VO line lists. The full line lists is made available in electronic form via the CDS database and at www.exomol.com.

  9. Management of experimental and exotic fuels at SCK/CEN, Mol, Belgium

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    SCK/CEN owns two experimental reactors BR2 and BR3 which produced a large amount of experimental and exotic fuels during the last 35 years. The spent fuel inventories for each reactor are briefly discussed and the present storage conditions identified. The present plans for the management of the various types of fuels are presented. (author)

  10. ExoMol molecular line lists XII: Line Lists for 8 isotopologues of CS

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    Paulose, Geethu; Yurchenko, Sergei N; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    Comprehensive vibration-rotation line lists for eight isotopologues of carbon monosulphide (CS) ($^{12}$C$^{32}$S, $^{12}$C$^{33}$S, $^{12}$C$^{34}$S, $^{12}$C$^{36}$S, $^{13}$C$^{32}$S, $^{13}$C$^{33}$S, $^{13}$C$^{34}$S, $^{13}$C$^{36}$S) in their ground electronic states are calculated. These line lists are suitable for temperatures up to 3000 K. A spectroscopically-determined potential energy curve (PEC) and dipole moment curve (DMC) are taken from literature. This PEC is adapted to suit our method prior to the computation of ro-vibrational energies. The calculated energies are then substituted by experimental energies, where available, to improve the accuracy of the line lists. The {\\it ab initio} DMC is used without refinement to generate Einstein A coefficients. Full line lists of vibration-rotation transitions and partition functions are made available in an electronic form as supporting information to this paper and at \\url{www.exomol.com}.

  11. Architectures moléculaire et supramoléculaires à base de Lanthanides Luminescents

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    Bozoklu, Gulay

    2011-01-01

    The construction of preprogrammed, sophisticated and nanoscopic polymetallic lanthanide complexes for the development of luminescent materials that possess new or improved photophysical properties (dual emission, intermetallic energy transfer, etc.) is one of the hot topics in the lanthanide supramolecular chemistry. Understanding, controlling and programming self assembly of lanthanide complexes is a key challenge due to the difficulty in controlling the coordination environment of these ion...

  12. ExoMol molecular line lists: IX The spectrum of AlO

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    Patrascu, Andrei T; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    Accurate line lists are calculated for aluminium monoxide covering the pure rotation, rotation-vibration and electronic (B -- X blue-green and A -- X infrared bands) spectrum. Line lists are presented for the main isotopologue, $^{27}$Al$^{16}$O, as well as for $^{27}$Al$^{17}$O, $^{27}$Al$^{18}$O and $^{26}$Al$^{16}$O. These line lists are suitable for high temperatures (up to 8000 K) including those relevant to exoplanetary atmospheres and cool stars. A combination of empirical and \\textit{ab initio} methods is used: the potential energy curves were previously determined to high accuracy by fitting to extensive data from analysis of laboratory spectra; a high quality {\\it ab initio} dipole moment curve is calculated using quadruple zeta basis set and the multi-reference configuration interaction (MRCI) method. Partition functions plus full line lists of transitions are made available in an electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at \\url{www.exomol.com}.

  13. Molècules fluorescents per a crear inhibidors de proteases

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    Avilés, Francesc X.; Morillas Díaz, Manuel

    2007-01-01

    Un grup d'investigadors de l'Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina i del Departament de Bioquímica i de Biologia Molecular de la UAB, dirigit pel catedràtic Francesc Xavier Avilés, està coordinant un projecte europeu que estudia les proteases en situacions normals i de malaltia mitjançant marcadors fluorescents que permeten monitoritzar-les. Es tracta del projecte Chemical Genomics by Activity Monitoring of Proteases (CAMP), i té com a objectiu final produir fàrmacs contra les proteases ...

  14. ExoMol line lists XV: A new hot line list for hydrogen peroxide

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    Al-Refaie, Ahmed F; Ovsyannikov, Roman I; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N

    2016-01-01

    A computed line list for hydrogen peroxide, H$_2{}^{16}$O$_2$, applicable to temperatures up to $T=1250$~K is presented. A semi-empirical high accuracy potential energy surface is constructed and used with an {\\it ab initio} dipole moment surface as input TROVE to compute 7.5 million rotational-vibrational states and around 20 billion transitions with associated Einstein-$A$ coefficients for rotational excitations up to $J=85$. The resulting APTY line list is complete for wavenumbers below 6~000 cm$^{-1}$ ($\\lambda < 1.67$~$\\mu$m) and temperatures up to 1250~K. Room-temperature spectra are compared with laboratory measurements and data currently available in the HITRAN database and literature. Our rms with line positions from the literature is 0.152 \\cm\\ and our absolute intensities agree better than 10\\%. The full line list is available from the CDS databas

  15. ExoMol molecular line lists - XVII The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot SO$_3$

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    Underwood, Daniel S; Tennyson, Jonathan; Al-Refaie, Ahmed F; Clausen, Sønnik; Fateev, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    Sulphur trioxide (SO$_3$) is a trace species in the atmospheres of the Earth and Venus, as well as well as being an industrial product and an environmental pollutant. A variational line list for $^{32}$S$^{16}$O$_{3}$, named UYT2, is presented containing 21 billion vibration-rotation transitions. UYT2 can be used to model infrared spectra of SO$_3$ at wavelengths longwards of 2 $\\mu$m ($\

  16. Delta Cell Hyperplasia in Adult Goto-Kakizaki (GK/MolTac) Diabetic Rats

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    Alán, Lukáš; Olejár, Tomáš; Cahová, M.; Zelenka, Jaroslav; Berková, Z.; Smětáková, M.; Saudek, F.; Matěj, R.; Ježek, Petr

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 2015, č. 2015 (2015), s. 385395. ISSN 2314-6745 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA13-06666S Institutional support: RVO:67985823 Keywords : Goto Kakizaki rats * diabetes * delta cell hyperplasia * somatostatin * pancreatic polypeptide deficiency Subject RIV: FB - Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolism, Nutrition Impact factor: 2.164, year: 2014

  17. Esófago de Barrett: da molécula ao cancro

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    Ormonde, Carolina Câmara

    2014-01-01

    O Esófago de Barrett (EB) consiste numa metaplasia, na qual o epitélio escamoso estratificado do esófago é substituído por epitélio colunar simples. Este constitui o principal fator de risco para o desenvolvimento de adenocarcinoma do esófago (ACE), uma neoplasia que tem vindo a crescer em incidência, em particular, nos países ocidentais. Este aumento tem originado uma onda de preocupação, por não se conseguir predizer quais os doentes com EB que progredirão para ACE. A vigilân...

  18. ExoMol line lists - XV. A new hot line list for hydrogen peroxide

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    Al-Refaie, Ahmed F.; Polyansky, Oleg L.; Ovsyannikov, Roman I.; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N.

    2016-09-01

    A computed line list for hydrogen peroxide, H216O2, applicable to temperatures up to T = 1250 K is presented. A semi-empirical high-accuracy potential energy surface is constructed and used with an ab initio dipole moment surface as input TROVE to compute 7.5 million rotational-vibrational states and around 20 billion transitions with associated Einstein-A coefficients for rotational excitations up to J = 85. The resulting APTY line list is complete for wavenumbers below 6000 cm-1 (λ data currently available in the HITRAN data base and literature. Our rms with line positions from the literature is 0.152 cm-1 and our absolute intensities agree better than 10 per cent. The full line list is available from the CDS data base as well as at www.exomol.com.

  19. TESTE DE GERMINAÇÃO EM PORONGO: Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standi

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    Dilson Antonio Bisognin

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O experimento foi conduzido no Laboratório Didático de Análise de Sementes, da Universidade Federal de Pelotas, RS, com o objetivo de determinar as condições ideais de temperatura e substrato para o teste de germinação em sementes de porongo, bem como o número de dias para a primeira contagem e o período de duração do mesmo. Os tratamentos foram formados pelas combinações das temperaturas 25 °C e 30 °C constantes e 20 - 30°C alternadas, e substratos de papel germitest, umedecido numa proporção de água (ml de 2,0, 2,5 e 3,0 vezes o seu peso seco, e areia peneirada, esterilizada, seca ao ar e umedecida com 270ml de água para cada 3kg. Utilizaram-se 200 sementes (4 x 50 por tratamento e por lote estudado (quatro proveniente de diferentes locais da região produtora de Santa Maria, RS. As avaliações foram diárias, considerando-se o número de plântulas normais germinadas que atingiam o comprimento e 10cm, para o substrato de papel, e com os cotilédones totalmente livres sobre a superfície para o substrato de areia. Para o cálculo do número de dias para a primeira contagem foram aplicados os testes de estimativa do dia médio de germinação e energia germinativa de Baldwim, e como complemento ao teste de germinação, o índice de velocidade de germinação de sementes viáveis. Os resultados obtidos permitem concluir que: a a temperatura de 30°C constante e o umedecimento do substrato na proporção de 2,5 vezes de água (ml por peso seco de papel, são as condições mais favoráveis para o teste de germinação de sementes de porongo e b a primeira contagem deve ser realizada no quarto dia após o início do teste de germinação e o período de duração do mesmo deve ser de oito dias tanto para o substrato de papel germitest como para o de areia.

  20. Blockage of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1 in the prevention of reperfusion lesion in the skeletal musculature of EPM-1 Wistar rats Bloqueio das moléculas de adesão intercelular-1 (ICAM-1 na prevenção da lesão de reperfusão na musculatura esquelética de ratos Wistar EPM-1

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Ischemia-reperfusion lesions are a form of acute inflammation in which leukocytes are considered to play a pivotal role. This study was made with the objective of determining whether the blockage of intracellular adhesion molecule-1, involved in the diapedesis of leukocytes, is efficacious in minimizing this lesions in the skeletal musculature of the posterior limbs of rats. Methods: The juxta-infrarenal aorta of three groups of six adult rats was clipped for six hours. After this, one group was sacrificed (control group and the others underwent 24 hours of reperfusion, one with 0.9% physiological saline (reperfusion group and the other with anti-ICAM-1 monoclonal antibodies (ICAM-1 group. A myeloperoxidase assay was utilized for estimating the infiltrate of neutrophils. Biopsies were obtained to make thin sections of hematoxylin-eosin and NADH. Blood samples were collected for making assays of biochemical parameters (creatinine; potassium; DHL; leukogram; venous pH; CK. Results: The myeloperoxidase levels were raised in the reperfusion (p Objetivo: As lesões de isquemia-reperfusão (I/R são uma forma de inflamação aguda na qual os leucócitos são considerados como tendo um papel fundamental. Este estudo foi feito com o objetivo de determinar se o bloqueio das Moléculas de Adesão Intercelular -1 (ICAM-1, envolvidas na diapedese dos leucócitos, é eficaz em minimizar estas lesões na musculatura esquelética dos membros posteriores de ratos. Métodos: A aorta infra-renal de três grupos de seis ratos adultos foi clampeada por seis horas. Logo após, um grupo foi sacrificado (grupo controle e os outros foram submetidos a 24 horas de reperfusão, um com solução salina fisiológica 0,9% (grupo reperfusão e outro com anticorpos monoclonais anti-ICAM-1 (grupo ICAM-1. A quantificação da enzima mieloperoxidase foi utilizada para estimar o infiltrado de leucócitos na musculatura. Biópsias foram obtidas e coradas com hematoxilina

  1. A new gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from the red cusk-eel Genypterus chilensis (Osteichthyes: Ophidiidae) off Chile

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    Moravec, František; Chávez, R. A.; Oliva, M. E.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 108, č. 1 (2011), s. 227-232. ISSN 0932-0113 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC522 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60220518 Keywords : Philometra * Genypterus * Chile Subject RIV: GJ - Animal Vermins ; Diseases, Veterinary Medicine Impact factor: 2.149, year: 2011

  2. The intake of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) berry extract normalizes H2O2 and IL-6 concentrations in exhaled breath condensate from healthy smokers - an explorative study

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    VERGARA, DANIELA; Ávila, Daniela; Escobar, Elizabeth; Carrasco-Pozo, Catalina; Sánchez, Andrés; Gotteland, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Background Respiratory diseases are associated with pulmonary oxidative stress and inflammatory processes. Though studies in animal models suggest that dietary polyphenols improve lung injury, no intervention studies were carried out in humans. The aim of this study was to determine whether the intake of an anthocyanin-rich maqui extract improved H2O2 and IL-6 concentrations in exhaled breath condensates (EBCs) from asymptomatic smokers. Findings 15 asymptomatic smokers with mild cigarette sm...

  3. Efecto del Compost de Biosólidos en la producción de plantines de Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera) Effect of Biosolids Compost on seedling production of Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera)

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    Gustavo Basil; María Julia Mazzarino; Lucía Roselli; Federico Letourneau

    2009-01-01

    La utilización de compost de residuos urbanos como sustrato en contenedores es una alternativa interesante a nivel económico y ambiental, dado que reduciría el uso de turba y «tierra negra» en la producción de plantines, y la disposición de residuos en vertederos. En el presente trabajo se estudió el efecto de 0, 30 y 50% de compost de biosólidos en el crecimiento inicial (primer año) de ciprés de la cordillera, y el efecto durante los dos años siguientes de un tratamiento único con 50% de co...

  4. Libération en bouche des molécules de la flaveur : influence des composés salivaires au niveau macroscopique et moléculaire

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    Pagès-Hélary, Sandy,

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this work is to give a deeper understanding of the impact of the salivary composition on aroma release, by two approaches, an in vitro and an in vivo approach. The impact of salivary proteins on the release of 10 aroma compounds (5 esters and 5 ketones, varying in their hydrophobic chain length) was first investigated by in vitro model systems composed of artificial and human saliva. Artificial salivas were composed of the main salivary proteins, mucins and alpha amylase, alone and...

  5. Le cyclame, une plateforme modulaire pour la conception de polymères de coordination : de la molécule "switch" au matériau moléculaire dynamique.

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    Gasnier, Aurélien

    2008-01-01

    This dissertation is devoted to the elaboration of soluble coordination polymers based on the association of two terpyridines arms with a tetraazamacrocylic coordinating core. A dioxocyclame core allows polymers to grow by formation of bis-terpyridine complexes. In basic media, copper (II) leads to dioxocyclame monocomplexe. This compound, offering free terpyridines culminate in homo- and heterometallic coordination polymers, in the presence of CoII, CuII, FeII, NiII. Viscometry on these solu...

  6. Synthèse et propriétés de clips moléculaires électroactifs pour la reconnaissance supramoléculaire de molécules neutres

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    Hardouin-Lerouge, Marie

    2011-01-01

    The field of supramolecular chemistry has been recently extended to the construction of structures involving a molecular movement in the process of supramolecular recognition. Special attention is addressed in the design of dynamic architectures in which the complexation is controlled by an external stimulus. These systems present great potential for application in molecular electronics for the development of molecular machines. In this context, the recognition of neutral molecules is a diffi...

  7. Estimativa dos componentes de variância e herdabilidade para formato de fruto em porongo: Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standl Variance components and heritability estimation for fruit shape in bottlegourd: Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standl

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    Dilson António Bisognin

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento das estimativas dos componentes de variância e da herdabilidade de importantes características agronómicas, como é o caso do formato de fruto em porongo, é fundamental para definir as estratégias de seleção e estimar o ganho genético. Progênies de meio-irmãos de porongo foram avaliadas com os objetivos de: (i estimar os componentes de variância e de covariância; (ii estimar a herdabilidade do caráter formato de fruto e; (iii delinear algumas inferências em relação ao ganho genético obtido com seleçâo de frutos individuais em porongo. Componentes de variância genética significativos foram obtidos para diâmetro maior e do pescoço da cuia e, ambiental, para formato de fruto. A estimativa de herdabilidade para o caráter formato de fruto, para seleçâo em nível de frutos individuais, foi intermediária (0,36, e moderadamente alta para médias de famílias (0,53. Seleçâo massal entre médias ou dentro de famílias de meio-irmãos é o método de melhoramento mais apropriado para seleçâo do caráter formato de fruto em porongo.Variance components and heritability estimation of agronomic traits, such as fruit shape in bottlegourd are very importam to define selection strategies and to estimate selection gain. Nine progénies of half-sib families were evaluated aiming to estimate variance and covariance components, the heritability of fruit shape and to understand the origin of the genetic gain with mass selection in bottlegourd fruits. Significative estimates were found for genetic variance of large diameter and neck diameter o f the "cuia" (commercial part of the bottlegourd and for environmental variance of fruit shape. Heritability estimate for fruit shape selection based on fruit was moderately (0.36 and moderately high for family mean (0.53. Mass selection based upon mean population performance or within populations is the breeding method more appropriate for improvement of fruit shape in bottlegourd.

  8. Ingénierie moléculaire de nouveaux composants photoactifs pour le photovoltaïque organique

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    Mirloup, Antoine

    2015-01-01

    During this thesis, boron complexes and π-stacking mediator planar moieties have been synthetized for photovoltaic applications. Thanks to the use of triazatruxene units on β-pyrrolic positions of a BODIPY core, the solar cells photoconversion efficiency has been increased. The BOPHY moiety, a di-nuclear boron complex, has been functionalized and optoelectronically studied. The first example of the use of BOPHY in organic solar cells has been performed. Two families of BODIPYs have also been ...

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

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

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

  10. ExoMol molecular line lists - XVI: The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot H$_2$S

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    Azzam, Ala'a A A; Yurchenko, Sergei N; Naumenko, Olga V

    2016-01-01

    This work presents the AYT2 line list: a comprehensive list of 114 million $^{1}$H$_2$$^{32}$S vibration-rotation transitions computed using an empirically-adjusted potential energy surface and an {\\it ab initio} dipole moment surface. The line list gives complete coverage up to 11000 \\cm\\ (wavelengths longer than 0.91 $\\mu$m) for temperatures up to 2000 K. Room temperature spectra can be simulated up to 20000 \\cm\\ (0.5 $\\mu$m) but the predictions at visible wavelengths are less reliable. AYT2 is made available in electronic form as supplementary data to this article and at \\url{www.exomol.com}.

  11. O efeito de Coriolis: de pêndulos a moléculas The Coriolis effect: from pendulums to molecules

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    Emílio Borges

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Coriolis force is an effect which arises in rotating reference frames such as the Earth. This force influences large oceanic motions, atmospheric inertial circles, horizontal and vertical deviations in moving bodies. The Foucault's pendulum is another special case about the Coriolis force influence on macroscopic processes. This pendulum is an example of how experimental sciences can be essential for philosophical and social changes, since it was crucial to prove the Earth's rotation. The Coriolis force has an important role also at microscopic level; it couples vibrational and rotational molecular motions and this fact has consequences in spectroscopic and energetic molecular processes. These points are discussed in this paper.

  12. El metabolismo energético de Leishmania como diana de nuevas moléculas leishmanicidas

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    Luque Ortega, Juan Román

    2011-01-01

    Universidad: COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID Departamento: BIOQUIMICA Y BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR I Fecha de Lectura: 20/06/2008 Dirección: RIVAS LÓPEZ, LUIS (Director) Tribunal: MIRAS PORTUGAL, MARIA TERESA (presidente) Casals Carro, Cristina (secretario) REQUENA SOLANÍA, JOSÉ MARÍA (vocal) MORENO NUNCIO, FRANCISCO JAVIER (vocal) ANDREU MARTÍNEZ, DAVID (vocal)

  13. Caractérisation du transport moléculaire vésical : applications cliniques et pharmacologiques

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    Moch, Céline

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    Bladder diseases are numerous and mostly require medication. Drugs can be administered by intravesical route, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing systemic side effects. We are interested in four drugs: potassium alum, lidocaine hydrochloride, methylprednisolone hemisuccinate, mitomycin C and bacillus Calmette- Guérin (BCG). Mathematical modelling of drug transport through bladder wall is proposed considering scarce literature on this route of administration. The permeability of aluminu...

  14. Mikrostruktura tribosfénického moláru - srovnávací analýza

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    ŠPOUTIL, František

    2010-01-01

    The proposed thesis concerns in the study of tribosphenic molar, the key apomorphy of mammalian clade, mainly in structure and development of its enamel coat. As the main model species served us European vespertilionid bat Myotis myotis. The aims of this thesis are: (1) to describe structure and microstructure of enamel in tribosphenic molars in detail; (2) to compare it with unicuspid teeth of the same dentition; (3) to describe mineralization process and enamel maturation in insectivorous d...

  15. Comparative study of 2mol% Li- and Mn-substituted lead-free potassium sodium niobate ceramics

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    Dahiya, Asha; Thakur, O. P.; Juneja, J. K.; Singh, Sangeeta; Dipti

    2014-12-01

    The effect of Li and Mn substitution on the dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of lead free K0.5Na0.5NbO3 (KNN) was investigated. Samples were prepared using a conventional solid state reaction method. The sintering temperature for all the samples was 1050°C. The optimum doping concentration for the enhancement of different properties without the introduction of any other co-dopants such as Ti, Sb, and La was investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed that all the samples crystallize in a single phase perovskite structure. The dielectric properties were investigated as a function of temperature and applied electric field frequency. Compared with Li-substituted KNN (KLNN), Mn-substituted KNN (KMNN) exhibited a higher dielectric constant ɛ max (i.e., 4840) at its critical transition temperature T c (i.e., 421°C) along with a lower value of tangent loss at 10 kHz and greater values of saturation polarisation P s (i.e., 20.14 μC/cm2) and remnant polarisation P r (i.e., 15.48 μC/cm2). The piezoelectric constant ( d 33) of KMNN was 178 pC/N, which is comparable to that of lead-based hard ceramics. The results presented herein suggest that B-site or Mn substitution at the optimum concentration results in good enhancement of different properties required for materials used in memory devices and other applications.

  16. ExoMol line lists VII: The rotation-vibration spectrum of phosphine up to 1500 K

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    Sousa-Silva, Clara; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N

    2014-01-01

    A comprehensive hot line list is calculated for $^{31}$PH$_3$ in its ground electronic state. This line list, called SAlTY, contains almost 16.8 billion transitions between 7.5 million energy levels and it is suitable for simulating spectra up to temperatures of 1500~K. It covers wavelengths longer than 1~$\\mu$m and includes all transitions to upper states with energies below $hc \\cdot 18\\,000$~cm$^{-1}$ and rotational excitation up to $J=46$. The line list is computed by variational solution of the Schr\\"odinger equation for the rotation-vibration motion employing the nuclear-motion program TROVE. A previously reported {\\it ab initio} dipole moment surface is used as well as an updated `spectroscopic' potential energy surface (PES), obtained by refining an existing \\textit{ab initio} surface through least-squares fitting to the experimentally derived energies. Detailed comparisons with other available sources of phosphine transitions confirms SAlTY's accuracy and illustrates the incompleteness of previous ex...

  17. ExoMol line lists - IV. The rotation-vibration spectrum of methane up to 1500 K

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Tennyson, Jonathan

    2014-05-01

    A new hot line list is calculated for 12CH4 in its ground electronic state. This line list, called 10to10, contains 9.8 billion transitions and should be complete for temperatures up to 1500 K. It covers the wavelengths longer than 1 μm and includes all transitions to upper states with energies below hc · 18 000 cm-1 and rotational excitation up to J = 39. The line list is computed using the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of CH4 obtained by variational solution of the Schrödinger equation for the rotation-vibration motion of nuclei employing program TROVE and a new `spectroscopic' potential energy surface (PES) obtained by refining an ab initio PES (CCSD(T)-F12c/aug-cc-pVQZ) through least-squares fitting to the experimentally derived energies with J = 0-4 and a previously reported ab initio dipole moment surface (CCSD(T)-F12c/aug-cc-pVTZ). Detailed comparisons with other available sources of methane transitions including HITRAN, experimental compilations and other theoretical line lists show that these sources lack transitions both higher temperatures and near-infrared wavelengths. The 10to10 line list is suitable for modelling atmospheres of cool stars and exoplanets. It is available from the CDS data base as well as at www.exomol.com.

  18. ExoMol line lists IV: The rotation-vibration spectrum of methane up to 1500 K

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    Yurchenko, Sergei N

    2014-01-01

    A new hot line list is calculated for $^{12}$CH$_4$ in its ground electronic state. This line list, called 10to10, contains 9.8 billion transitions and should be complete for temperatures up to 1500 K. It covers the wavelengths longer than 1 $\\mu$m and includes all transitions to upper states with energies below $hc \\cdot 18\\,000$ cm$^{-1}$ and rotational excitation up to $J=39$. The line list is computed using the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of CH$_4$ obtained by variational solution of the Schr\\"{o}dinger equation for the rotation-vibration motion of nuclei employing program TROVE. An ab initio dipole moment surface and a new 'spectroscopic' potential energy surface are used. Detailed comparisons with other available sources of methane transitions including HITRAN, experimental compilations and other theoretical line lists show that these sources lack transitions both higher temperatures and near infrared wavelengths. This line list is suitable for modelling atmospheres of cool stars and exoplanets. It i...

  19. Distrofia muscular familial: A propósito de três casos da moléstia de Steinert

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    Oswaldo Freitas Julião

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    Full Text Available Os AA. apresentam as observações clínicas de três irmãos portadores de Distrofia Miotônica. Depois de justificarem esse diagnóstico (baseado na presença de amiotrofias, fenômenos miotônicos, persistência de um sulco determinado pela percussão de massas musculares, atrofia testicular com azoospermia, catarata, hipersecreção lacrimal, etc., salientam algumas particularidades dos casos em estudo, chamando especialmente a atenção para a importância das alterações elétricas observadas (contração lenta, reação fibrilar, etc. Estas alterações da excitabilidade elétrica, aliadas à presença de contrações fibrilares e de mioedema, poderiam indicar a existência de comprometimento das células das pontas anteriores da medula (lesão nuclear, hipótese que é discutida pelos AA. Finalmente, são expostas as conclusões gerais relativas aos casos apresentados.

  20. Drain and Transfer Characteristics of Al (6 mol %) Doped PbTiO3 Thin Film Transistor

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    Al doped PbTiO3 powder was firstly prepared by high temperature solid state reaction route. Structural and microstructural analysis were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Fabrication process of a single-transistor type ferroelectric field effect transistor (1TFeFET) memory with PbTi(1-x)Al(x) O3 (PTA) films had been carried out. Electrical characteristics (drain and transfer) of all films were measured. According to the experimental results the laboratory-prepared transistors were utilized for 1T of NVFRAM.

  1. Atividade e moléculas antioxidantes de cogumelos silvestres comestíveis do género Agaricus

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    Martins, Anabela; Pereira, Eliana; Barros, Lillian; Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Os cogumelos contêm vários compostos antioxidantes nomeadamente, compostos fenólicos (e.g. ácidos fenólicos), tocoferóis e carotenóides. Entre as substâncias biologicamente ativas presentes nos cogumelos, os compostos fenólicos têm atraído muita atenção devido às suas excelentes propriedades como antioxidantes e ao seu potencial anti-inflamatório ou antitumoral [1,2]. Neste trabalho, foi avaliado o potencial antioxidante de seis espécies silvestres comestíveis do género Agaricus: Agaricus bis...

  2. Clearance of buildings and certification for reuse as non nuclear industrial building at SCK.CEN, Mol

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    In the past, the SCK.CEN was involved in both nuclear and non-nuclear research programs. In the early nineties, the Belgian government decided to restrict the operational scope of the SCK.CEN to the strictly nuclear programs. A new research centre, the Vito (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) was founded and took over all non-nuclear activities. The Vito is housed in former SCK.CEN buildings. In addition to well-equipped non-nuclear laboratories and offices, these buildings contain laboratories and installations with a radiological history. The buildings have to be decontaminated and cleared for unrestricted reuse prior to transferring them to the Vito. This paper describes the process for decommissioning and clearance of some radiological laboratories for unrestricted reuse. Contamination levels were below 500 Bq/cm2 for beta gamma emitters and 0.5 Bq/cm2 for alpha emitters. Clearance limits were established as 0,4 Bq/cm2 surficial contamination for beta and gamma emitters and 0.04 Bq/cm2 for alpha emitters. Residual radioactivity should be of the same order of magnitude as that of a non-nuclear building on site. Methods used to demonstrate compliance with the limits were the radiological monitoring of the entire wall and floor surfaces, radiological analyses of the wash water from walls and floors, and measurement of selective core samples

  3. Application of Argan plant extract as green corrosion inhibitor for steel in 1 mol/L HCl

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    L. Afia; R. Salghi; L. Bammou; Lh. Bazzi; B. Hammouti; L. Bazzi

    2012-01-01

    The effect of Argan plant extract (APE) on the corrosion of the steel in hydrochloric acid medium was studied using gravimetric,electrochemical polarization and impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Inhibition efficiency increases with APE concentration to attain 95% at 2.5 g/L.We note good agreement between gravimetric and electrochemical methods (potentiodynamic polarization and EIS).Effect of temperature is also made in the 298-328 K range.Polarization measurements show also that APE act as a mixed inhibitor.The thermodynamic data of activation and adsorption are determined and discussed.

  4. Growth and Characterization of La1-x Mnx O3 (x=0.01 mol) Powder and Fibre

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    An improved method is proposed for the preparation of Ianthanum manganite (LaMaO3) powder by the calcinations of a composite carbonate of the respective metallic elements formed by mixing an aqueous solution of a water-soluble ammonium carbonate and an aqueous solution of inorganic salts, e.g, chlorides, of the respective metallic elements. The surface morphology of the LaMnO3 is studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-rays fluorescent (XRF) technique is used for chemical analysis. Structural properties are characterized by X-rays Diffraction (XRD). Chemical and physical reaction of LaMnO3 powder is investigated by Thermogravimetric Analysis-Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA-DTA). Electrospun LaMnO3 fibre is formed on Al-foil and their characteristic is examined by SEM and XRD.

  5. Aspectos neurológicos da moléstia de chagas Neurological aspects of Chagas disease

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    Fritz Köberle

    1967-09-01

    Full Text Available Carlos Chagas related in more than two 200 cases, what he called "nervous forms" of trypanosomiasis, that is neurological manifestations from central origin (idiotism, infantilism, pseudo-bulbar paralysis, aphasia, cerebellar ataxia, atetosis, espostic or paralytic diplegia, disbasia. At that time Chagas expressed his concepts as follows: "In relation to the frequency of trypanosomiasis nervous forms we have performed many observations which allow us to state that this disease is the one which causes the largest number of organic affections of the central nervous system, in human pathology". We are plenty convinced by Chagas's statement. By experiments on animals of laboratory we have very often noticed a rather varied neurological symptomatology, being worth point out identical syndromes to those observed by Chagas. Our autopsy material non-rarely include chronic Chagas cases presenting a most varied symtomatology. Among them we have named only three cases of discerebral nanism, a rather rare affection in other parts of the world and relatively frequent in our material. The fact which we have demonstrated, i.e., a relatively great decreasing of number of nervous cells in the peripheral system could happen in the central nervous system as well. Provided that there are only two quantitative works on neuron number diminishing in the central nervous system in mice and rats we decline to go into further details about central neuropathies in man. We emphasized the necessity to perform researches on this field by means of intimate collaboration between clinicians and pathologists, as the only way to confirm on scientific basis all that was observed by the panoramic and genial vision of Carlos Chagas.

  6. VizieR Online Data Catalog: ExoMol line lists for H216O2 (Al-Refaie+, 2016)

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    Al-Refaie, A. F.; Polyansky, O. L.; Tennyson, J.; Yurchenko, S. N.

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    The data are in two parts. The first, h2o20-85.dat contains a list of 7,560,352 rovibrational states. Each state is labelled with: six normal mode vibrational quantum numbers the torsional symmetry number (tau) and the vibrational symmetry; three rotational quantum numbers including the total angular momentum J and rotational symmetry; the total symmetry quantum number Gamma and the running number in the same J,Gamma block. In addition there are six local mode vibrational numbers and the largest coefficient used to assign the state in question. Each rovibrational state has a unique number, which is the number of the row in which it appears in the file. This number is the means by which the state is related to the second part of the data system, the transitions files. The total degeneracy is also given to facilitate the intensity calculations. Because of their size, the transitions are listed in 60 separate files, each containing all the transitions in a 100cm-1 frequency range. These and their contents are ordered by increasing frequency. The name of the file includes the lowest frequency in the range; thus the a-0500.dat file contains all the transitions in the frequency range 500-600cm-1. The transition files contain three columns: the reference number in the energy file of the upper state; that of the lower state; and the Einstein A coefficient of the transition. The energy file and the transitions files are zipped, and need to be extracted before use. There is a Fortran 90 programme, s_APTY.f90 which may be used to generate synthetic spectra (see s_APTY.txt for details). Using this, it is possible to generate absorption or emission spectra in either 'stick' form or else cross-sections convoluted with a gaussian with the half-width at half maximum being specified by the user, or with a the temperature-dependent doppler half-width. Sample input files s*.inp for use with sAPTY.f90 are supplied. (10 data files).

  7. ExoMol molecular line lists - XVI. The rotation-vibration spectrum of hot H2S

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    Azzam, Ala'a. A. A.; Tennyson, Jonathan; Yurchenko, Sergei N.; Naumenko, Olga V.

    2016-08-01

    This work presents the AYT2 line list: a comprehensive list of 115 million 1H232S vibration-rotation transitions computed using an empirically adjusted potential energy surface and an ab initio dipole moment surface. The line list gives complete coverage up to 11 000 cm-1 (wavelengths longer than 0.91 μm) for temperatures up to 2000 K. Room temperature spectra can be simulated up to 20 000 cm-1 (0.5 μm) but the predictions at visible wavelengths are less reliable. AYT2 is made available in electronic form as supplementary data to this paper at www.exomol.com.

  8. Sobre moléculas, genes y plantas. Biología molecular del endospermo de los cereales

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    García Olmedo, Francisco; Carbonero Zalduegui, Pilar; Aragoncillo Ballesteros, Cipriano; Salcedo Duran, Gabriel; Hernandez Lucas, Carlos; Sánchez-Monge Laguna de Rins, Rosa; Delibes Castro, Angeles; Paz Ares, Javier; Ponz Ascaso, Fernando

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    El presente articulo revisa sucintamente un conjunto de investigaciones sobre la biología molecular de un tejido vegetal, el endospermo de los cereales, que puede considerarse el producto comestible mas importante a escala mundial. en dichas investigaciones se han utilizado técnicas bioquímicas, citogeneticas y de ingeniería genética para el conocimiento básico y la manipulación practica del conjunto de especies cultivadas denominadas cereales. los estudios realizados han abarcado los siguien...

  9. Organization of the emergency plan in the event of a major accident at the Nuclear Energy Research Centre, Mol

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    An emergency plan has been in existence at CEN/SCK since 1961. Its main objectives are: to co-ordinate and utilize the teams and equipment needed for action; to inform or advise the responsible authorities; to convey information to the workers and to inform families living in the residential area on the perimeter of CEN/SCK. Depending on the nature of the accident, there are two alarm phases which determine the extent of the measures to be taken and the resources to be used. The infrastructure of the emergency plan consists mainly of a command post equipped with direct means of communication with the authorities, operational and monitoring vehicles equipped with detection and sampling equipment, a meteorological mast 120-m high and equipment for rapid monitoring of the environment from a helicopter. A reception centre is envisaged in case it should be necessary to evacuate the site. The emergency plan of CEN/SCK is part of the fast assistance system of the public authorities responsible for measures to ensure the protection of the population. (author)

  10. Molí del Mig: rehabilitación de un molino harinero en Salomó

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    Prieto Ortega, Jordi

    2011-01-01

    El ser humano ha utilizado su ingenio a lo largo del tiempo con la voluntad de aumentar su calidad de vida. La habilidad de crear fuerzas motoras a partir de elementos naturales ha sido uno de sus recursos primarios y también más refinados. Una de las formas ha sido la construcción de molinos movidos por energías producidas por la naturaleza como por ejemplo el agua. Con la rehabilitación de la construcción existente de piedra analizaremos estas edificaciones de mampostería, tipologí...

  11. Developing Individual and Team Character in Sport

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    Gaines, Stacey A.

    2012-01-01

    The idea that participation in sport builds character is a long-standing one. Advocates of sport participation believe that sport provides an appropriate context for the learning of social skills such as cooperation and the development of prosocial behavior (Weiss, Smith, & Stuntz, 2008). Research in sport regarding character development has…

  12. Desarrollo de una bebida de alto contenido proteico a partir de algarrobo, lupino y quinoa para la dieta de preescolares Development of a high content protein beverage from Chilean mesquite, lupine and quinoa for the diet of pre-schoolers

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available En la presente investigación se desarrolló una bebida de alto contenido proteico a partir de la mezcla de los extractos líquidos de un pseudocereal, quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd y de dos plantas leguminosas: algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol. Stunz y lupino (Lupinus albus L., provenientes del altiplano andino de la macrozona norte de Chile, saborizándose con pulpa de frambuesa, para contribuir en la alimentación de niños entre 2 y 5 años de estrato socio-económico bajo con deficiencias nutricionales. La formulación se definió por Programación Lineal, se determinó su composición por análisis proximal y se realizaron pruebas físicas, microbiológicas y de aceptación sensorial. Al concluir los 90 días de almacenamiento la bebida obtuvo un contenido de proteínas de 1,36%, siendo el triptófano el aminoácido limitante; por su parte, las coordenadas de cromaticidad del espacio de color CIEL*a*b* no presentaron diferencias significativas (p This research was aimed at developing a high content protein beverage from the mixture of liquid extracts of a pseudocereal, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd and two legumes: mesquite (Prosopis chilensis (Mol. Stunz and lupine (Lupinus albus L., native from the Andean highlands of the Chilean northern macro-zone, flavored with raspberry pulp, to help in the feeding of children between 2 and 5 years of lower socioeconomic status with nutritional deficiencies. The formulation was defined by linear programming, its composition was determined by proximate analysis and physical, microbiological and sensory acceptance tests were performed. After 90 days of storage time, the beverage got a protein content of 1.36%, being tryptophan the limiting amino acid; for its part, the chromaticity coordinates of CIEL*a*b* color space showed no statistical significant differences (p < 0.05 maintaining the "dark pink" tonality, the viscosity and the sensory evaluation were acceptable for drinking.

  13. Développement de l'épitaxie par jets moléculaires pour la croissance d'oxydes fonctionnels sur semiconducteurs

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    Louahadj, Lamis

    2014-01-01

    The development of microelectronics industry has been, until recently, essentially based on the regular improvement of device performances thanks to the downscaling strategy as a continuity of Moore’s law. This evolution is now confronted to the intrinsic physical properties limitations of the material used in the silicon industry (Si and SiO2). Integrating different materials on silicon thus becomes a major challenge of industry development. In this context, functional oxides form a very int...

  14. Adipocyte Hypertrophy, Fatty Liver and Metabolic Risk Factors in South Asians: The Molecular Study of Health and Risk in Ethnic Groups (mol-SHARE)

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    Sonia S Anand; Tarnopolsky, Mark A.; Shirya Rashid; Schulze, Karleen M.; Dipika Desai; Andrew Mente; Sandy Rao; Salim Yusuf; Gerstein, Hertzel C.; Sharma, Arya M.

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if differences in the distribution and characteristics of adipose tissue between South Asians and white Caucasians account for differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We recruited 108 healthy South Asians (36.8 years) and white Caucasians (34.2 years) within three BMI strata. Body composition, adipocyte size, abdominal fat area, and hepatic adiposity were assessed and related to fasting glucose, insulin, lipids and...

  15. Nueva estrategia de regulación inmune fundamentada en la molécula inducible durante la activación leucocitaria CD69

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    Sánchez Madrid, Francisco; Martínez-Alonso, Carlos; Sancho, David; Engel, Pablo; Esplugues, Enric; Vega-Ramos, Javier; Lauzurica, Pilar

    2005-01-01

    Solicitud de patente Fecha de presentación: 31/01/2003.-- Solicitantes: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).-- Mejoras introducidas en esta patente de invención: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/5227

  16. Ouverture mécanique de la molécule d'ADN par micro-manipulation et mesure de force

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    Bockelmann, Ulrich; Essevaz-Roulet, B.; Thomen, Philippe; Heslot, François

    In this paper we summarize part of our work on the mechanical unzipping of DNA. We have prepared molecular constructions which allow us to attach the two complementary strands of one end of a single DNA molecule of the bacteriophage λ separately to a glass microscope slide and a microscopic bead. In a first series of experiments, a soft microneedle acting as a force sensor is attached to the bead and its deflection is measured with an optical microscope. In a second series, we use an optical trapping interferometer to capture the bead and to measure its displacement to nm resolution. The sample is slowly displaced with respect to the force measurement device, leading to a progressive opening of the double helix. The force measured during this mechanical opening shows a characteristic variation which is related to the base pair sequence of the DNA molecule. To cite this article: U. Bockelmann et al., C. R. Physique 3 (2002) 585-594.

  17. Compréhension des mécanismes d'incompatibilité chimique du nitrate d'ammonium par modélisation moléculaire

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    Cagnina, Stefania

    2014-01-01

    Numerous chemical reactants tend to lead to undesired phenomena of incompatibility. In order to prevent the happening of those phenomena, a rapid and accurate identification of the incompatibilities is needed. Until now, experimental studies, which provide insightful, but limited information, were the only possible approach used for the study of incompatibilities. In this work a molecular modeling approach was used in order to complete and improve experimental results of incompatibility proce...

  18. Decomposição do uracilo por colisões átomo-molécula: formação do anião NCO

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    Matias, Carolina Raquel Guedes

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Engenharia Física A interacção da radiação de alta energia (p.ex. raios-X, raios , partículas ) com o meio fisiológico, produz ao longo do percurso de ionização diversas espécies secundárias (p.ex. iões, radicais, electrões) que podem produzir efeito genotóxico mais relevante do que a radiação primária. Dessas espécies formadas, os electrões secundários são as mais abundantes e podem assim interagir com o ADN celular. Encontra-se bem documenta...

  19. Analyse moléculaire de la diversité génétique des dromadaires (Camelus dromedarius en Tunisie

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    Ould Ahmed, M.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of molecular genetic diversity of dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius in Tunisia. The objective of this study was to investigate the genetic diversity and relationships among Tunisian camel populations in three different geographical locations (Kebili, Medenine and Tataouine from Southern arid and semi-arid regions in Tunisia. Eight selected microsatellite markers were used for a sample of 90 dromedary genotypes. A total of 34 alleles were detected in the three populations. The number of alleles per locus varied from two to seven with an average of 4.25 alleles per locus. For each population the average of alleles per locus is 3.33, 3.71 and 3.87 for Kebili, Medenine and Tataouine, respectively. The mean of the observed heterozygosity (Ho were 0.43, 0.50, 0.57 and 0.52 for Kebili, Medenine, Tataouine and total populations, respectively. These values were lower than expected with heterozygosity (He values 0.50, 0.57, 0.62 and 0.61, respectively. The average inbreeding coefficient was 15.3% in Kebili, 11.4% in Medenine and 8.3% in Tataouine. The mean estimates of F-statistics were FIT = 0.15, FIS = 0.071 and FST = 0.083. These values were significantly different from zero (p < 0.05 and suggest a moderate differentiation. An inbreeding rate of 15% was found. Estimated genetic distances revealed by the loci varied from 0 to 0.9 between dromedary individuals. The estimated genetic distances pair-wise showed 0.104 among Medenine-Tataouine, 0.280 between Kebili-Medenine and 0.290 between Kebili-Tataouine. The distance matrix was able to distinguish between two separate genetic entities: Nefzawa (Kebili including Merzougui, G'oudi and M'hari ecotypes and the Aaradh group (Medenine and Tataouine that includes Maghribi and Khaouar ecotypes. The results of this study did not confirm the present classification established by dromedary herders who divide the population into five different ecotypes, apparently based on the sociogeographical criteria. These preliminary results showed that microsatellites are promising tools for breed characterization. They indicated that the populations under investigation have a high genetic variability and would be suitable as genetic stocks for conservation and sustainable utilization programs.

  20. Evolution des génomes microsporidiens et mécanisme d'adaptation moléculaire chez les parasites intracellulaires obligatoires

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    Belkorchia, Abdel

    2007-01-01

    Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites characterized by a unique invasive mechanism, and, in some species, by a highly compact nuclear genome. To improve our knowledge of gene expression in these opportunistic pathogens, experiments on transcriptional regulation mechanisms were undertaken. In the microsporidia Encephalitozoon cuniculi (a mammalian parasite with a genome size of 2.9 Mb), we demonstrated a polycistronic gene organization. At the time of transcription, the transcript...

  1. Thermodynamics of HfCl4-KCl molten mixtures containing HfCl4 up to 33.3 mol. per cent

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    Based on measurements of saturated vapour pressure in components of melted mixtures of HfCl4-KCl, depending on temperature and concentration, calculated are the results of changes in activity coefficients of hafnium tetrachloride and potassium chloride on transition from diluted solutions, where the Henry law is met, to those concentrated where the law is disobeyed. Growth in the activity coefficient of HfCl4 is due to dissociation of complex groups of HfCl62- into complexes with a lesser number of ligands and decreasing relative binding energy of Hf4+-Cl- there. In this case, marked changes take place in partial enthalpy and entropy of hafnium tetrachloride mixing. Similar dependences are observed for potassium chloride, but they are expressed considerably weaker. Evaporation enthalpy and entropy are calculated for HfCl4 and KCl monomers from their melted mixtures of various concentrations

  2. CRED Subsurface Temperature Recorder (STR); MHI, MOL; Long: -157.26707, Lat: 21.08087 (WGS84); Sensor Depth: 18.90m; Data Range: 20050802-20060729.

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data from Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STR) provide a time series...

  3. Dificultades conceptuales y epistemológicas del profesorado en la enseñanza de los conceptos de cantidad de sustancia y de mol

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    Furió, Carles; Azcona, Rafael; Guisasola, Jenaro

    1999-01-01

    In this work we describe the origin and evolution of the meaning of «amount of substance» and mole concepts considering the contributions made by the History of Chemistry. Moreover, we state the serious disagreement on these concepts between Chemistry teachers' present thought and the recommendations of the international scientific community. We also draw attention to the didactic implications these epistemological difficulties may have for the teaching of Chemistry.

  4. Estrutura e reactividade de moléculas contendo o grupo endoperóxido com possível actividade antimalárica

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    Ferreira, Miguel da Conceição

    2010-01-01

    Actualmente, a malária é a doença tropical e parasitária que causa mais problemas sociais e económicos no mundo, sendo considerada pela OMS um problema de saúde pública, pois 40% da população mundial convive com o risco de contágio. Anualmente, sobretudo no continente africano, entre 300 a 500 milhões de pessoas são infectadas. Os fármacos continuam a ser a única opção de tratamento, apesar de muitos dos antimaláricos disponíveis serem antiquados, muitas vezes limitados do p...

  5. Engineering microstructure and redox properties in the mixed conductor Ce(0.9)Pr(0.1)O(2-δ) + Co 2 mol%.

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    Balaguer, María; Solís, Cecilia; Roitsch, Stefan; Serra, José M

    2014-03-21

    10% Praseodymium doped ceria exhibits a combination of mixed ionic and electronic conductivity, redox catalytic properties and chemical compatibility with water and carbon dioxide at high temperatures. Minor additions of cobalt oxide have been demonstrated to act as a sintering aid as well as an effective promoter of the electronic conduction. However, an excess of sintering temperature causes cobalt aggregation into the grain boundaries as inferred from FE-SEM/EDX and TEM analysis. The redox behaviour of the materials was studied by means of temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and reduction (TPR). This work shows the systematic study of sintering conditions in order to understand the evolution of the material microstructure, grain boundaries and the role of cobalt in this complex system. The final purpose of the work is to improve both electronic and oxygen ion transport properties for their potential application as oxygen-transport membranes and solid oxide fuel cell components. The sample sintered at 1000 °C exhibited the highest total conductivity at high temperatures, which is principally related to the improvement in the electronic conductivity through the grain boundary network. PMID:24141898

  6. L’adhésion bactérienne sondée à l’échelle moléculaire

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    Bulard, Emilie

    2012-01-01

    Les matériaux en contact avec des fluides biologiques peuvent être colonisés par de nombreux microorganismes (bactéries, levures…) et des macromolécules telles que les protéines. Lorsqu’il s’agit de bactéries pathogènes, l’adhésion bactérienne devient un problème, en particulier dans les milieux agroalimentaire et biomédical, car elle se poursuit jusqu’à la formation de biofilms bactériens, des bio-structures plus résistantes à l’action des antibiotiques que les bactéries isolées. Malgré une ...

  7. Characteristics of 5 mol% Ce3+-doped barium titanate nanowires prepared by a combined route involving sol–gel chemistry and polycarbonate membrane-templated process

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    Ba0.95Ce0.05Ti0.9875O3 nanowires were fabricated by sol–gel method using as template a polycarbonate membrane with channels of 100 nm diameter. FE-SEM analyses showed that continuous gel wires of length up to 17 µm and an average diameter of 81 nm, were obtained. After calcination at 700 °C for 1 h, these green 1D nanostructures were converted into well-crystallised wires with an average diameter of 59.7 nm, as high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction indicated. The piezoelectric activity of the Ba0.95Ce0.05Ti0.9875O3 nanowires was investigated using piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) correlated with atomic force microscopy. The results of PFM measurements indicated that the wires exhibit a significant fraction of ferroelectric domains larger than the grains size and a good piezoelectric response

  8. Simulation moléculaire et effets d'environnement. Une perspective mathématique et numérique

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    Cancès, Eric

    1998-01-01

    This thesis draws together various mathematical and numerical contributions to Quantum Chemistry. Chapter 1 is devoted to a presentation of the spirit and models of Molecular Simulation with specific attention for Quantum Chemistry. Chapter 2 deals with questions of convergence for some algorithms for solving the Hartree-Fock equations. On the one hand, we prove that the “natural” Roothaan algorithm may lead to oscillations, and on the other hand that the so-called level-shifting algorithm do...

  9. Caracterização química de cogumelos silvestres e comerciais de Portugal: moléculas com potencial nutricional

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    Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.

    2013-01-01

    Desde os primórdios da civilização humana que os corpos frutíferos dos macrofungos (cogumelos) são apreciados não apenas pela sua textura e sabor, mas também pelas suas propriedades químicas e nutricionais (Manzi et al., 1999). Os cogumelos silvestres são ricos em minerais e possuem elevadas quantidades de água, proteínas, fibras e glicídeos, apresentam baixo teor cm lipídeos o que os torna excelentes como alimentos em dietas pouco calóricas (Kalac, 2009). As espécies de cogumelos comestíveis...

  10. Sur la premi\\`ere loi de Fick et les \\'equations d'\\'equilibre quasi-statique gouvernant la diffusion mol\\'eculaire

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    2008-01-01

    The problem of the molecular diffusion in a biphasic fluid mixture is studied here from the two complementary points of view of Continuum Mechanics - in a somewhat different manner from Truesdell in "Mechanical basis of diffusion" (J. Chem. Physics (U.S.), 37 (1962) 2336-2344) - and that of Thermodynamics. It is established that the force involved in the 'diffusive drag', i.e. in the inter-constituent viscous friction, is necessarily linked to the relative diffusion velocity of one constituent with respect to the other. We also end up with Fick's first law, which appears, however, to be simply a particular form of more general equations governing diffusive motions.

  11. Chimie des acrylamides chiraux : nouvelles méthodologies et application à la synthèse de nouvelles architectures moléculaires

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    gratais, alexandre

    2014-01-01

    Les réactions permettant la création de liaisons carbone-carbone sont des outils essentiels dans le domaine de la synthèse organique. Elles permettent d'accéder à des structures de plus en plus complexes. Cependant le contrôle de ces réactions en utilisant des partenaires hautement fonctionnalisés reste un enjeu majeur.Le développement de nouvelles méthodologies de synthèse basées sur la réactivité des acrylamides chiraux dérivés d'acides aminés est étudié dans ces travaux. Une nouvelle versi...

  12. Application de la chimie radicalaire des xanthates pour la synthèse de molécules organo-fluorées

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    Salomon, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    Les travaux menés au laboratoire depuis plusieurs années ont permis d'élaborer une méthode de construction de liaison carbone-carbone et carbone-hétéroélément particulièrement efficace. Son principe repose sur des additions radicalaires intermoléculaires entre un xanthate et une oléfine. La maîtrise de telles réactions a permis l'émergence de nouvelles stratégies de synthèses. Entre autre, cette méthode s'avère particulièrement efficace pour l'insertion de groupes fluorés, de grande importanc...

  13. Aspects moléculaires et biochimiques des stylicines, peptides multifonctionnels identifiés chez la crevette bleue du Pacifique Litopenaeus stylirostris (Crustacea, Decapoda)

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    Rolland, Jean-Luc

    2010-01-01

    Les travaux présentés dans ce mémoire ont été motivés par l’importance économique de l’élevage de la crevette bleue du pacifique Litopenaeus stylirostris dont les fortes mortalités sont principalement dues au développement de maladies bactériennes et virales. Ils ont consisté en la caractérisation des deux premiers membres d’une famille originale de peptides multifonctionnels présents chez les crevettes pénéides, les stylicines. Ces peptides, nommés stylicines 1 et 2, sont des peptides anioni...

  14. Epidémiologie moléculaire, facteurs de risque de transmission et pathogénicité du protiste parasite Blastocystis sp.

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    El Safadi, Dima

    2014-01-01

    Blastocystis sp. is an anaerobic parasitic protozoa found in the digestive tract of humans and numerous animals. To date, it is the most common intestinal parasite found in human feces with worldwide distribution. Seventeen subtypes (ST1-ST17) have been described based on the comparison of SSU rRNA gene sequences. Blastocystis infection is associated with various gastrointestinal disorders and many studies suggest a correlation between Blastocystis STs and pathogenicity. My work was developed...

  15. Caractéristiques moléculaires de l'immunité des plantes induite par les rhizobactéries non pathogènes

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    Thonart P.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Molecular characteristics of the rhizobacteria-triggered plant immunity. Recognition of certain non-pathogenic rhizobacteria by plants can trigger a systemic resistance reaction that renders the host less susceptible to subsequent infection by a virulent agent. Used in combination with other approaches, this induced systemic resistance (ISR phenomenon is considered as a promising strategy for plant disease control both in greenhouse cultures and under field conditions. This review emphasizes the molecular aspects of this three-step process involving sequentially the perception by plant cells of elicitors produced by the inducing agents that initiates the phenomenon, signal transduction that is needed to propagate the induced state systemically through the plant and expression of defense mechanisms sensu stricto that limit or inhibit pathogen penetration into the host tissues. The current state of knowledge about rhizobacteria-stimulated ISR is discussed in parallel with the better characterized systemic acquired resistance induced by incompatible pathogens.

  16. Recherches sur le bouquet de vieillissement des vins rouges de Bordeaux : Etudes sensorielle et moléculaire d’un concept olfactif complexe

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    Picard, Magali

    2015-01-01

    A wine with ageing potential is noticeable by its ability to improve over time, expressing the aromatic complexity particularly expected by wine tasters. The development of wine ageing bouquet, the "signature" of the organoleptic quality of fine wines aged in bottle, is one of the most fascinating but least known phenomena in oenology. Indeed, both its sensory and molecular markers are poorly documented.A three-step holistic approach made it possible to decipher the sensory characteristics of...

  17. Caractérisation cinétique et moléculaire du biomarqueur acétylcholinesterase chez l'abeille, Apis mellifera

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    Badiou, Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    L’acétylcholinesterase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7) est un marqueur biologique de contamination environnementale très étudiée et très utilisée dans les milieux aquatiques. La nécessité de développer des outils de surveillance de la qualité des milieux terrestres et aériens nous a conduit à approfondir les connaissances de l’AChE de l’abeille, Apis mellifera. L’identification et la purification des différentes formes d’AChE présentes ont révélé l’existence de deux formes membranaires, AChEm1 et AChEm2, ...

  18. Moléculas que marcam o tempo: implicações para os fenótipos circadianos Timekeeping molecules: implications for circadian phenotypes

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    Danyella Silva Pereira

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar resumidamente a literatura dos últimos 36 anos de pesquisa em cronobiologia molecular a fim de informar aos profissionais de saúde os avanços obtidos nesta área e os potenciais para aplicação na clínica médica. MÉTODO: Buscas na literatura foram realizadas utilizando as bases de dados PubMed e Scopus usando como palavras-chave "clock genes, circadian rhythms, diurnal preference, delayed sleep phase syndrome, advanced sleep phase syndrome, photoperiod and mood disorder". DISCUSSÃO: Atualmente, o mecanismo molecular da regulação da ritmicidade circadiana é compreendido em grande detalhe. Muitos estudos publicados mostram associações de polimorfismos nos genes relógio com transtornos do ritmo circadiano e com transtornos do humor. CONCLUSÕES: De maneira geral, o progresso obtido na área de cronobiologia molecular traz um melhor entendimento da regulação do sistema de temporização biológico. O desenvolvimento de estudos nesta área tem o potencial de ser aplicável ao tratamento dos transtornos dos ritmos circadianos e certos transtornos do humor, além de prevenir riscos à saúde causados por viagens intercontinentais (Jet Lag e por trabalhos noturnos e por turnos.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the molecular chronobiology studies in the last 36 years in order Eto point out the advances in this area to health professionals. METHOD: We searched in the PubMed and Scopus data banks for articles related with human molecular chronobiology. The keywords used were "clock genes, circadian rhythms, diurnal preference, delayed sleep phase syndrome, advanced sleep phase syndrome, photoperiod and mood disorder". DISCUSSION: The knowledge about molecular mechanism of circadian rhythms increased a lot in the last years and now we are able to better understand the details of molecular processes involved in circadian and sleep regulation. Studies show that polymorphisms in clock genes are associated with sleep and mood disorders. These studies will be helpful to further elucidate the regulation of molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms. CONCLUSIONS: The development of these studies in molecular chronobiology can be helpful to treat circadian and mood disorders and to prevent health risks caused by intercontinental flights (Jet Lag, nocturnal or shift work schedule.

  19. Structural characterization of two benzene-1,2-di­amine complexes of zinc chloride: a mol­ecular compound and a co-crystal salt

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    Zick, Patricia L.; Geiger, David K.

    2016-01-01

    The structures of two zinc complexes containing bidentate benzene-1,2-di­amine ligands are reported. (Benzene-1,2-di­amine-κ2 N,N′)di­chloro­idozinc, [ZnCl2(C6H8N2)], (I), displays a distorted tetra­hedral coordination sphere for the metal cation. The di­amine ligand and the Zn atom reside on a crystallographic mirror plane. In the 1:1 co-crystal salt trans-di­aqua­bis­(4,5-di­methyl­benzene-1,2-di­amine-κ2 N,N′)zinc chloride–4,5-di­methyl­benzene-1,2-di­amine (1/1), [Zn(C8H12N2)2(H2O)2]Cl2·2C8H12N2, (II), the zinc(II) complex cation exhibits a tetra­gonally distorted octa­hedral coordination sphere. The Zn atom sits on a crystallographically imposed inversion center and the di­amine ligands are tilted 30.63 (6)° with respect to the ZnN4 plane. Both complexes exhibit extensive hydrogen bonding. In (I), a stacked-sheet extended structure parallel to (101) is observed. In (II), the co-crystallized di­amine is hydrogen-bonded to the complex cation via O—H⋯N and N—H⋯N linkages. These units are in turn linked into planes along (200) by O—H⋯Cl and N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds. PMID:27555958

  20. Structural characterization of two benzene-1,2-di-amine complexes of zinc chloride: a mol-ecular compound and a co-crystal salt.

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    Zick, Patricia L; Geiger, David K

    2016-07-01

    The structures of two zinc complexes containing bidentate benzene-1,2-di-amine ligands are reported. (Benzene-1,2-di-amine-κ(2) N,N')di-chloro-idozinc, [ZnCl2(C6H8N2)], (I), displays a distorted tetra-hedral coordination sphere for the metal cation. The di-amine ligand and the Zn atom reside on a crystallographic mirror plane. In the 1:1 co-crystal salt trans-di-aqua-bis-(4,5-di-methyl-benzene-1,2-di-amine-κ(2) N,N')zinc chloride-4,5-di-methyl-benzene-1,2-di-amine (1/1), [Zn(C8H12N2)2(H2O)2]Cl2·2C8H12N2, (II), the zinc(II) complex cation exhibits a tetra-gonally distorted octa-hedral coordination sphere. The Zn atom sits on a crystallographically imposed inversion center and the di-amine ligands are tilted 30.63 (6)° with respect to the ZnN4 plane. Both complexes exhibit extensive hydrogen bonding. In (I), a stacked-sheet extended structure parallel to (101) is observed. In (II), the co-crystallized di-amine is hydrogen-bonded to the complex cation via O-H⋯N and N-H⋯N linkages. These units are in turn linked into planes along (200) by O-H⋯Cl and N-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds. PMID:27555958