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  1. Induction of genetic recombination in the lambda bacteriophage by ultraviolet irradiation of the Escherichia Coli cells. III. Role of the ruvA and recN genes; Induccion de recombinacion genetica en el bacteriofago lambda por irradiacion ultravioleta de las celulas de Escherichia Coli. III. Papel de los genes ruvA and recN

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    Alcantara D, D [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    1987-05-15

    The objective of this work is to determine the paper of the genes ruvA and recN in the stimulation of the recombination of Lambda for UV irradiation of Escherichia Coli, taking into account that both genes are inducible, they belong to the group of genes that participate in the SOS response and that a deficiency in its expression reduces the capacity to repair and recombiner the DNA. (Author)

  2. Cloning and characterization of a functional human homolog of Escherichia coli endonuclease III

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    Aspinwall, Richard; Rothwell, Dominic G.; Roldan-Arjona, Teresa; Anselmino, Catherine; Ward, Christopher J.; Cheadle, Jeremy P.; Sampson, Julian R.; Lindahl, Tomas; Harris, Peter C.; Hickson, Ian D.

    1997-01-01

    Repair of oxidative damage to DNA bases is essential to prevent mutations and cell death. Endonuclease III is the major DNA glycosylase activity in Escherichia coli that catalyzes the excision of pyrimidines damaged by ring opening or ring saturation, and it also possesses an associated lyase activity that incises the DNA backbone adjacent to apurinic/apyrimidinic sites. During analysis of the area adjacent to the human tuberous sclerosis gene (TSC2) in chromosome region 16p13.3, we identified a gene, OCTS3, that encodes a 1-kb transcript. Analysis of OCTS3 cDNA clones revealed an open reading frame encoding a predicted protein of 34.3 kDa that shares extensive sequence similarity with E. coli endonuclease III and a related enzyme from Schizosaccharomyces pombe, including a conserved active site region and an iron/sulfur domain. The product of the OCTS3 gene was therefore designated hNTH1 (human endonuclease III homolog 1). The hNTH1 protein was overexpressed in E. coli and purified to apparent homogeneity. The recombinant protein had spectral properties indicative of the presence of an iron/sulfur cluster, and exhibited DNA glycosylase activity on double-stranded polydeoxyribonucleotides containing urea and thymine glycol residues, as well as an apurinic/apyrimidinic lyase activity. Our data indicate that hNTH1 is a structural and functional homolog of E. coli endonuclease III, and that this class of enzymes, for repair of oxidatively damaged pyrimidines in DNA, is highly conserved in evolution from microorganisms to human cells. PMID:8990169

  3. Escherichia coli class Ib ribonucleotide reductase contains a dimanganese(III)-tyrosyl radical cofactor in vivo†

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    Cotruvo, Joseph A.; Stubbe, JoAnne

    2011-01-01

    Escherichia coli class Ib ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) converts nucleoside 5′-diphosphates to deoxynucleoside 5′-diphosphates in iron-limited and oxidative stress conditions. We have recently demonstrated in vitro that this RNR is active with both diferric-tyrosyl radical (FeIII2-Y•) and dimanganese(III)-Y• (MnIII2-Y•) cofactors in the β2 subunit, NrdF [Cotruvo J.A., Jr. and Stubbe J., Biochemistry (2010) 49, 1297–1309]. Here we demonstrate, by purification of this protein from its endogenous levels in an E. coli strain deficient in its five known iron uptake pathways and grown under iron-limited conditions, that the MnIII2-Y• cofactor is assembled in vivo. This is the first definitive determination of the active cofactor of a class Ib RNR purified from its native organism without overexpression. From 88 g of cell paste, 150 μg of NrdF was isolated with ~95% purity, with 0.2 Y•/β2, 0.9 Mn/β2, and a specific activity of 720 nmol/min/mg. In these conditions, the class Ib RNR is the primary active RNR in the cell. Our results strongly suggest that E. coli NrdF is an obligate manganese protein in vivo and that the MnIII2-Y• cofactor assembly pathway we have identified in vitro involving the flavodoxin-like protein NrdI, present inside the cell at catalytic levels, is operative in vivo. PMID:21250660

  4. The mechanisms of action of E. coli endonuclease III and T4 UV endonuclease (endonuclease V) at AP sites.

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    Kim, J; Linn, S

    1988-01-01

    Treatment of DNA containing AP sites with either T4 UV endonuclease or with E. coli endonuclease III followed by a human class II AP endonuclease releases a putative beta-elimination product. This result suggests that both the T4 endonuclease and E. coli endonuclease III class I AP endonucleases catalyze phosphodiester bond cleavage via a lyase- rather than a hydrolase mechanism. Indeed, we have not detected a class I AP endonuclease which hydrolytically catalyzes phosphodiester bond cleavage...

  5. DNA polymerase III of Escherichia coli is required for UV and ethyl methanesulfonate mutagenesis

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    Hagensee, M.E.; Timme, T.L.; Bryan, S.K.; Moses, R.E.

    1987-06-01

    Strains of Escherichia coli possessing the pcbA1 mutation, a functional DNA polymerase I, and a temperature-sensitive mutation in DNA polymerase III can survive at the restrictive temperature (43 degrees C) for DNA polymerase III. The mutation rate of the bacterial genome of such strains after exposure to either UV light or ethyl methanesulfonate was measured by its rifampicin resistance or amino acid requirements. In addition, Weigle mutagenesis of preirradiated lambda phage was also measured. In all cases, no increase in mutagenesis was noted at the restrictive temperature for DNA polymerase III. Introduction of a cloned DNA polymerase III gene returned the mutation rate of the bacterial genome as well as the Weigle mutagenesis to normal at 43 degrees C. Using a recA-lacZ fusion, the SOS response after UV irradiation was measured and found to be normal at the restrictive and permissive temperature for DNA polymerase III, as was induction of lambda prophage. Recombination was also normal at either temperature. Our studies demonstrate that a functional DNA polymerase III is strictly required for mutagenesis at a step other than SOS induction.

  6. A structural role for the PHP domain in E. coli DNA polymerase III.

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    Barros, Tiago; Guenther, Joel; Kelch, Brian; Anaya, Jordan; Prabhakar, Arjun; O'Donnell, Mike; Kuriyan, John; Lamers, Meindert H

    2013-05-14

    In addition to the core catalytic machinery, bacterial replicative DNA polymerases contain a Polymerase and Histidinol Phosphatase (PHP) domain whose function is not entirely understood. The PHP domains of some bacterial replicases are active metal-dependent nucleases that may play a role in proofreading. In E. coli DNA polymerase III, however, the PHP domain has lost several metal-coordinating residues and is likely to be catalytically inactive. Genomic searches show that the loss of metal-coordinating residues in polymerase PHP domains is likely to have coevolved with the presence of a separate proofreading exonuclease that works with the polymerase. Although the E. coli Pol III PHP domain has lost metal-coordinating residues, the structure of the domain has been conserved to a remarkable degree when compared to that of metal-binding PHP domains. This is demonstrated by our ability to restore metal binding with only three point mutations, as confirmed by the metal-bound crystal structure of this mutant determined at 2.9 Å resolution. We also show that Pol III, a large multi-domain protein, unfolds cooperatively and that mutations in the degenerate metal-binding site of the PHP domain decrease the overall stability of Pol III and reduce its activity. While the presence of a PHP domain in replicative bacterial polymerases is strictly conserved, its ability to coordinate metals and to perform proofreading exonuclease activity is not, suggesting additional non-enzymatic roles for the domain. Our results show that the PHP domain is a major structural element in Pol III and its integrity modulates both the stability and activity of the polymerase.

  7. Escherichia coli type III secretion system 2 (ETT2) is widely distributed in avian pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from Eastern China.

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    Wang, S; Liu, X; Xu, X; Zhao, Y; Yang, D; Han, X; Tian, M; Ding, C; Peng, D; Yu, S

    2016-10-01

    Pathogens utilize type III secretion systems to deliver effector proteins, which facilitate bacterial infections. The Escherichia coli type III secretion system 2 (ETT2) which plays a crucial role in bacterial virulence, is present in the majority of E. coli strains, although ETT2 has undergone widespread mutational attrition. We investigated the distribution and characteristics of ETT2 in avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) isolates and identified five different ETT2 isoforms, including intact ETT2, in 57·6% (141/245) of the isolates. The ETT2 locus was present in the predominant APEC serotypes O78, O2 and O1. All of the ETT2 loci in the serotype O78 isolates were degenerate, whereas an intact ETT2 locus was mostly present in O1 and O2 serotype strains, which belong to phylogenetic groups B2 and D, respectively. Interestingly, a putative second type III secretion-associated locus (eip locus) was present only in the isolates with an intact ETT2. Moreover, ETT2 was more widely distributed in APEC isolates and exhibited more isoforms compared to ETT2 in human extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli, suggesting that APEC might be a potential risk to human health. However, there was no distinct correlation between ETT2 and other virulence factors in APEC.

  8. Structural characterization of CFA/III and Longus type IVb pili from enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

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    Kolappan, Subramaniapillai; Roos, Justin; Yuen, Alex S W; Pierce, Owen M; Craig, Lisa

    2012-05-01

    The type IV pili are helical filaments found on many Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, with multiple diverse roles in pathogenesis, including microcolony formation, adhesion, and twitching motility. Many pathogenic enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) isolates express one of two type IV pili belonging to the type IVb subclass: CFA/III or Longus. Here we show a direct correlation between CFA/III expression and ETEC aggregation, suggesting that these pili, like the Vibrio cholerae toxin-coregulated pili (TCP), mediate microcolony formation. We report a 1.26-Å resolution crystal structure of CofA, the major pilin subunit from CFA/III. CofA is very similar in structure to V. cholerae TcpA but possesses a 10-amino-acid insertion that replaces part of the α2-helix with an irregular loop containing a 3(10)-helix. Homology modeling suggests a very similar structure for the Longus LngA pilin. A model for the CFA/III pilus filament was generated using the TCP electron microscopy reconstruction as a template. The unique 3(10)-helix insert fits perfectly within the gap between CofA globular domains. This insert, together with differences in surface-exposed residues, produces a filament that is smoother and more negatively charged than TCP. To explore the specificity of the type IV pilus assembly apparatus, CofA was expressed heterologously in V. cholerae by replacing the tcpA gene with that of cofA within the tcp operon. Although CofA was synthesized and processed by V. cholerae, no CFA/III filaments were detected, suggesting that the components of the type IVb pilus assembly system are highly specific to their pilin substrates.

  9. Prediction of Active Site and Distal Residues in E. coli DNA Polymerase III alpha Polymerase Activity.

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    Parasuram, Ramya; Coulther, Timothy A; Hollander, Judith M; Keston-Smith, Elise; Ondrechen, Mary Jo; Beuning, Penny J

    2018-02-20

    The process of DNA replication is carried out with high efficiency and accuracy by DNA polymerases. The replicative polymerase in E. coli is DNA Pol III, which is a complex of 10 different subunits that coordinates simultaneous replication on the leading and lagging strands. The 1160-residue Pol III alpha subunit is responsible for the polymerase activity and copies DNA accurately, making one error per 10 5 nucleotide incorporations. The goal of this research is to determine the residues that contribute to the activity of the polymerase subunit. Homology modeling and the computational methods of THEMATICS and POOL were used to predict functionally important amino acid residues through their computed chemical properties. Site-directed mutagenesis and biochemical assays were used to validate these predictions. Primer extension, steady-state single-nucleotide incorporation kinetics, and thermal denaturation assays were performed to understand the contribution of these residues to the function of the polymerase. This work shows that the top 15 residues predicted by POOL, a set that includes the three previously known catalytic aspartate residues, seven remote residues, plus five previously unexplored first-layer residues, are important for function. Six previously unidentified residues, R362, D405, K553, Y686, E688, and H760, are each essential to Pol III activity; three additional residues, Y340, R390, and K758, play important roles in activity.

  10. Lysogeny with Shiga Toxin 2-Encoding Bacteriophages Represses Type III Secretion in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

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    Xu, Xuefang; McAteer, Sean P.; Tree, Jai J.; Shaw, Darren J.; Wolfson, Eliza B. K.; Beatson, Scott A.; Roe, Andrew J.; Allison, Lesley J.; Chase-Topping, Margo E.; Mahajan, Arvind; Tozzoli, Rosangela; Woolhouse, Mark E. J.; Morabito, Stefano; Gally, David L.

    2012-01-01

    Lytic or lysogenic infections by bacteriophages drive the evolution of enteric bacteria. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) have recently emerged as a significant zoonotic infection of humans with the main serotypes carried by ruminants. Typical EHEC strains are defined by the expression of a type III secretion (T3S) system, the production of Shiga toxins (Stx) and association with specific clinical symptoms. The genes for Stx are present on lambdoid bacteriophages integrated into the E. coli genome. Phage type (PT) 21/28 is the most prevalent strain type linked with human EHEC infections in the United Kingdom and is more likely to be associated with cattle shedding high levels of the organism than PT32 strains. In this study we have demonstrated that the majority (90%) of PT 21/28 strains contain both Stx2 and Stx2c phages, irrespective of source. This is in contrast to PT 32 strains for which only a minority of strains contain both Stx2 and 2c phages (28%). PT21/28 strains had a lower median level of T3S compared to PT32 strains and so the relationship between Stx phage lysogeny and T3S was investigated. Deletion of Stx2 phages from EHEC strains increased the level of T3S whereas lysogeny decreased T3S. This regulation was confirmed in an E. coli K12 background transduced with a marked Stx2 phage followed by measurement of a T3S reporter controlled by induced levels of the LEE-encoded regulator (Ler). The presence of an integrated Stx2 phage was shown to repress Ler induction of LEE1 and this regulation involved the CII phage regulator. This repression could be relieved by ectopic expression of a cognate CI regulator. A model is proposed in which Stx2-encoding bacteriophages regulate T3S to co-ordinate epithelial cell colonisation that is promoted by Stx and secreted effector proteins. PMID:22615557

  11. Yeast redoxyendonuclease, a DNA repair enzyme similar to Escherichia coli endonuclease III

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    Gossett, J.; Lee, K.; Cunningham, R.P.; Doetsch, P.W.

    1988-01-01

    A DNA repair endonuclease (redoxyendonuclease) was isolated from bakers' yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The enzyme has been purified by a series of column chromatography steps and cleaves OsO 4 -damaged, double-stranded DNA at sites of thymine glycol and heavily UV-irradiated DNA at sites of cytosine, thymine, and guanine photoproducts. The base specificity and mechanism of phosphodiester bond cleavage for the yeast redoxyendonuclease appear to be identical with those of Escherichia coli endonuclease III when thymine glycol containing, end-labeled DNA fragments of defined sequence are employed as substrates. Yeast redoxyendonuclease has an apparent molecular size of 38,000-42,000 daltons and is active in the absence of divalent metal cations. The identification of such an enzyme in yeast may be of value in the elucidation of the biochemical basis for radiation sensitivity in certain yeast mutants

  12. The type III secretion system is involved in the invasion and intracellular survival of Escherichia coli K1 in human brain microvascular endothelial cells

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    Yao, Yufeng; Xie, Yi; Perace, Donna; Zhong, Yi; Lu, Jie; Tao, Jing; Guo, Xiaokui; Kim, Kwang Sik

    2009-01-01

    Type III secretion systems have been documented in many Gram-negative bacteria, including enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. We have previously shown the existence of a putative type III secretion system in meningitis-causing E. coli K1 strains, referred to as E. coli type III secretion 2 (ETT2). The sequence of ETT2 in meningitis-causing E. coli K1 strain EC10 (O7:K1) revealed that ETT2 comprises the epr, epa and eiv genes, but bears mutations, deletions and insertions. We constructed the E...

  13. Connective tissue-activating peptide III (CTAP-III): cloning the synthetic gene and characterization of the protein expressed in E. coli

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    Johnson, P.H.; Castor, C.W.; Walz, D.A.

    1986-01-01

    CTAP-III, an α-granule protein secreted by human platelets, is known to stimulate mitogenesis, extracellular matrix synthesis, and plasminogen activator synthesis in human fibroblast cultures. From its primary sequence, a synthetic gene was constructed to code for a methionine-free derivative (Leu substituted for Met-21), then cloned and expressed in E. coli using a new expression vector containing regulatory elements of the colicin E1 operon. Partially purified recombinant CTAP-III showed a line of identity with CTAP-III by immunodiffusion against rabbit antibody to platelet-derived CTAP-III. Immunodetection of the reduced protein after SDS-PAGE electrophoresis showed a molecular weight (mobility) in agreement with the natural form. Biologic activity of rCTAP-III eluted from an antiCTAP-III immunoaffinity column was measured in human synovial cell bioassay systems. rCTAP-III stimulated synovial cell synthesis of 14 C-hyaluronic acid approximately 13-fold; significant (P < 0.001) mitogenesis was also observed. These studies indicate that a sufficient quantity of bioactive peptide can be obtained for a more comprehensive study of its biologic properties

  14. The dnaN gene codes for the beta subunit of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme of escherichia coli.

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    Burgers, P M; Kornberg, A; Sakakibara, Y

    1981-09-01

    An Escherichia coli mutant, dnaN59, stops DNA synthesis promptly upon a shift to a high temperature; the wild-type dnaN gene carried in a transducing phage encodes a polypeptide of about 41,000 daltons [Sakakibara, Y. & Mizukami, T. (1980) Mol. Gen. Genet. 178, 541-553; Yuasa, S. & Sakakibara, Y. (1980) Mol. Gen. Genet. 180, 267-273]. We now find that the product of dnaN gene is the beta subunit of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme, the principal DNA synthetic multipolypeptide complex in E. coli. The conclusion is based on the following observations: (i) Extracts from dnaN59 cells were defective in phage phi X174 and G4 DNA synthesis after the mutant cells had been exposed to the increased temperature. (ii) The enzymatic defect was overcome by addition of purified beta subunit but not by other subunits of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme or by other replication proteins required for phi X174 DNA synthesis. (iii) Partially purified beta subunit from the dnaN mutant, unlike that from the wild type, was inactive in reconstituting the holoenzyme when mixed with the other purified subunits. (iv) Increased dosage of the dnaN gene provided by a plasmid carrying the gene raised cellular levels of the beta subunit 5- to 6-fold.

  15. Recombinant Escherichia coli Trx-JZTX-III represses the proliferation of mouse hepatocellular carcinoma cells through induction of cell cycle arrest.

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    Sun, Mei-Na; Zhao, Xue-Jiao; Zhao, Han-Dong; Zhang, Wei-Guang; Li, Feng-Lan; Chen, Ming-Zi; Li, Hui; Li, Guangchao

    2013-06-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of recombinant Escherichia coli (E. coli) Trx-jingzhaotoxin (JZTX)-III on cell growth in the mouse hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell line Hepa1-6. The JZTX-III gene sequence was synthesized and cloned into the pET-32a(+) vector to construct the recombinant fusion protein Trx-JZTX-III, which was subsequently purified. Hepa1-6 cells were treated with 0 to 1,000-µg/ml concentrations of Trx-JZTX-III; this was demonstrated to affect cell viability, as determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol‑2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetra-zolium bromide (MTT) assay. The expression of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) protein was investigated using western blot analysis. A colony formation assay was used to determine Hepa1-6 cell proliferation, and the migration ability of cells was determined using a wound‑healing assay. Additionally, flow cytometry was employed to observe changes in the cell cycle. The MTT assay and quantification of PCNA expression indicated that recombinant E. coli Trx-JZTX-III significantly repressed the proliferation of Hepa1-6 cells. Colony formation and the migration of malignant cells was inhibited following treatment with recombinant E. coli Trx-JZTX-III. Flow cytometry showed that recombinant E. coli Trx-JZTX-III induced G0/G1 cell cycle arrest. In conclusion, recombinant E. coli Trx-JZTX-III functions as a tumor suppressor drug in mouse HCC and its underlying mechanism may involve the induction of G0/G1 cell cycle arrest.

  16. Iron(III) species formed during iron(II) oxidation and iron-core formation in bacterioferritin of Escherichia coli

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    Hawkins, C.; Treffry, A.; Mackey, J.; Williams, J.M.; Andrews, S.C.; Guest, J.R.; Harrison, P.M.

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes a preliminary investigation of the mechanisms of Fe(II) oxidation and storage of Fe(III) in the bacterioferritin of Escherichia coli (EcBFR). Using Moessbauer spectroscopy to examine the initial oxidation of iron by EcBFR it is confirmed that this ferritin exhibits 'ferroxidase' activity and is shown that dimeric and monomeric iron species are produced as intermediates. The characteristics of ferroxidase activity in EcBFR is compare d with those of human H-chain ferritin (HuHF) and discuss the different Moessbauer parameters of their dimeric iron with reference to the structures of their di-metal sites. In addition, it is presented preliminary findings suggesting that after an initial 'burst', the rate of oxidation is greatly reduced, possibly due to blockage of the ferroxidase centre by bound iron. A new component, not found in HuHF and probably representing a small cluster of Fe(III) atoms, is reported

  17. DnaB gene product-independence of DNA polymerase III-directed repair synthesis in Escherichia coli K-12

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    Billen, D.; Hellermann, G.R.

    1977-01-01

    An investigation has been carried out into the role of dnaB gene product in X-ray-induced repair synthesis carried out by DNA polymerase III in toluene-treated Escherichia coli K-12. A polAl polBlOO dnaB mutant deficient in both DNA polymerase I and II activities was used, and it was shown that the level of X-ray-induced, ATP-dependent, non-conservative DNA synthesis was, unlike semi-conservative DNA synthesis, unaffected by a temperature shift from 30 0 to 42 0 C. The dnaB gene product was not therefore necessary for DNA polymerase III-directed repair synthesis, which occurred in the absence of replicative synthesis. (U.K.)

  18. Dynamics of termination during in vitro replication of ultraviolet-irradiated DNA with DNA polymerase III holoenzyme of Escherichia coli

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    Shwartz, H.; Livneh, Z.

    1987-01-01

    During in vitro replication of UV-irradiated single-stranded DNA with Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme termination frequently occurs at pyrimidine photodimers. The termination stage is dynamic and characterized by at least three different events: repeated dissociation-reinitiation cycles of the polymerase at the blocked termini; extensive hydrolysis of ATP to ADP and inorganic phosphate; turnover of dNTPs into dNMP. The reinitiation events are nonproductive and are not followed by further elongation. The turnover of dNTPs into dNMPs is likely to result from repeated cycles of insertion of dNMP residues opposite the blocking lesions followed by their excision by the 3'----5' exonucleolytic activity of the polymerase. Although all dNTPs are turned over, there is a preference for dATP, indicating that DNA polymerase III holoenzyme has a preference for inserting a dAMP residue opposite blocking pyrimidine photodimers. We suggest that the inability of the polymerase to bypass photodimers during termination is due to the formation of defective initiation-like complexes with reduced stability at the blocked termini

  19. Antibiotic stress-induced modulation of the endoribonucleolytic activity of RNase III and RNase G confers resistance to aminoglycoside antibiotics in Escherichia coli.

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    Song, Wooseok; Kim, Yong-Hak; Sim, Se-Hoon; Hwang, Soonhye; Lee, Jung-Hyun; Lee, Younghoon; Bae, Jeehyeon; Hwang, Jihwan; Lee, Kangseok

    2014-04-01

    Here, we report a resistance mechanism that is induced through the modulation of 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) processing on the exposure of Escherichia coli cells to aminoglycoside antibiotics. We observed decreased expression levels of RNase G associated with increased RNase III activity on rng mRNA in a subgroup of E. coli isolates that transiently acquired resistance to low levels of kanamycin or streptomycin. Analyses of 16S rRNA from the aminoglycoside-resistant E. coli cells, in addition to mutagenesis studies, demonstrated that the accumulation of 16S rRNA precursors containing 3-8 extra nucleotides at the 5' terminus, which results from incomplete processing by RNase G, is responsible for the observed aminoglycoside resistance. Chemical protection, mass spectrometry analysis and cell-free translation assays revealed that the ribosomes from rng-deleted E. coli have decreased binding capacity for, and diminished sensitivity to, streptomycin and neomycin, compared with wild-type cells. It was observed that the deletion of rng had similar effects in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strain SL1344. Our findings suggest that modulation of the endoribonucleolytic activity of RNase III and RNase G constitutes a previously uncharacterized regulatory pathway for adaptive resistance in E. coli and related gram-negative bacteria to aminoglycoside antibiotics.

  20. Two tandem RNase III cleavage sites determine betT mRNA stability in response to osmotic stress in Escherichia coli.

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    Minji Sim

    Full Text Available While identifying genes regulated by ribonuclease III (RNase III in Escherichia coli, we observed that steady-state levels of betT mRNA, which encodes a transporter mediating the influx of choline, are dependent on cellular concentrations of RNase III. In the present study, we also observed that steady-state levels of betT mRNA are dependent on RNase III activity upon exposure to osmotic stress, indicating the presence of cis-acting elements controlled by RNase III in betT mRNA. Primer extension analyses of betT mRNA revealed two tandem RNase III cleavage sites in its stem-loop region, which were biochemically confirmed via in vitro cleavage assays. Analyses of cleavage sites suggested the stochastic selection of cleavage sites by RNase III, and mutational analyses indicated that RNase III cleavage at either site individually is insufficient for efficient betT mRNA degradation. In addition, both the half-life and abundance of betT mRNA were significantly increased in association with decreased RNase III activity under hyper-osmotic stress conditions. Our findings demonstrate that betT mRNA stability is controlled by RNase III at the post-transcriptional level under conditions of osmotic stress.

  1. Replication of UV-irradiated single-stranded DNA by DNA polymerase III holoenzyme of Escherichia coli: evidence for bypass of pyrimidine photodimers

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    Livneh, Z.

    1986-01-01

    Replication of UV-irradiated circular single-stranded phage M13 DNA by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase (EC 2.7.7.6) and DNA polymerase III holoenzyme (EC 2.7.7.7) in the presence of single-stranded DNA binding protein yielded full-length as well as partially replicated products. A similar result was obtained with phage G4 DNA primed with E. coli DNA primase, and phage phi X174 DNA primed with a synthetic oligonucleotide. The fraction of full-length DNA was several orders of magnitude higher than predicted if pyrimidine photodimers were to constitute absolute blocks to DNA replication. Recent models have suggested that pyrimidine photodimers are absolute blocks to DNA replication and that SOS-induced proteins are required to allow their bypass. Our results demonstrate that, under in vitro replication conditions, E. coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme can insert nucleotides opposite pyrimidine dimers to a significant extent, even in the absence of SOS-induced proteins

  2. Cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray crystallographic analysis of CofB, the minor pilin subunit of CFA/III from human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

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    Kawahara, Kazuki; Oki, Hiroya; Fukakusa, Shunsuke; Maruno, Takahiro; Kobayashi, Yuji; Motooka, Daisuke; Taniguchi, Tooru; Honda, Takeshi; Iida, Tetsuya; Nakamura, Shota; Ohkubo, Tadayasu

    2015-06-01

    Colonization factor antigen III (CFA/III) is one of the virulence factors of human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) that forms the long, thin, proteinaceous fibres of type IV pili through assembly of its major and minor subunits CofA and CofB, respectively. The crystal structure of CofA has recently been reported; however, the lack of structural information for CofB, the largest among the known type IV pilin subunits, hampers a comprehensive understanding of CFA/III pili. In this study, constructs of wild-type CofB with an N-terminal truncation and the corresponding SeMet derivative were cloned, expressed, purified and crystallized. The crystals belonged to the rhombohedral space group R32, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 103.97, c = 364.57 Å for the wild-type construct and a = b = 103.47, c = 362.08 Å for the SeMet-derivatized form. Although the diffraction quality of these crystals was initially very poor, dehydration of the crystals substantially improved the resolution limit from ∼ 4.0 to ∼ 2.0 Å. The initial phase was solved by the single-wavelength anomalous dispersion (SAD) method using a dehydrated SeMet CofB crystal, which resulted in an interpretable electron-density map.

  3. Reduction of postreplication DNA repair in two Escherichia coli mutants with temperature-sensitive polymerase III activity: implications for the postreplication repair pathway

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    Johnson, R.C.

    1978-01-01

    Daughter strand gaps are secondary lesions caused by interrupted DNA synthesis in the proximity of uv-induced pyrimidine dimers. The relative roles of DNA recombination and de novo DNA synthesis in filling such gaps have not been clarified, although both are required for complete closure. In this study, the Escherichia coli E486 and E511 dnaE(Ts) mutants, in which DNA polymerase I but not DNA polymerase III is active at 43 0 C, were examined. Both mutants demonstrated reduced gap closure in comparison with the progenitor strain at the nonpermissive temperature. These results and those of previous studies support the hypothesis that both DNA polymerase I and DNA polymerase III contribute to gap closure, suggesting a cooperative effort in the repair of each gap. Benzoylated, naphthoylated diethylaminoethyl-cellulose chromatography analysis for persistence of single-strand DNA in the absence of DNA polymerase III activity suggested that de novo DNA synthesis initiates the filling of daughter strand gaps

  4. Only one ATP-binding DnaX subunit is required for initiation complex formation by the Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme.

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    Wieczorek, Anna; Downey, Christopher D; Dallmann, H Garry; McHenry, Charles S

    2010-09-17

    The DnaX complex (DnaX(3)δδ'χ psi) within the Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme serves to load the dimeric sliding clamp processivity factor, β(2), onto DNA. The complex contains three DnaX subunits, which occur in two forms: τ and the shorter γ, produced by translational frameshifting. Ten forms of E. coli DnaX complex containing all possible combinations of wild-type or a Walker A motif K51E variant τ or γ have been reconstituted and rigorously purified. DnaX complexes containing three DnaX K51E subunits do not bind ATP. Comparison of their ability to support formation of initiation complexes, as measured by processive replication by the DNA polymerase III holoenzyme, indicates a minimal requirement for one ATP-binding DnaX subunit. DnaX complexes containing two mutant DnaX subunits support DNA synthesis at about two-thirds the level of their wild-type counterparts. β(2) binding (determined functionally) is diminished 12-30-fold for DnaX complexes containing two K51E subunits, suggesting that multiple ATPs must be bound to place the DnaX complex into a conformation with maximal affinity for β(2). DNA synthesis activity can be restored by increased concentrations of β(2). In contrast, severe defects in ATP hydrolysis are observed upon introduction of a single K51E DnaX subunit. Thus, ATP binding, hydrolysis, and the ability to form initiation complexes are not tightly coupled. These results suggest that although ATP hydrolysis likely enhances β(2) loading, it is not absolutely required in a mechanistic sense for formation of functional initiation complexes.

  5. Monstruos de papel

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    Joaquín Díaz

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. The expression «literatura de cordel» uniquely brings together all that kinds of papers that were sold in the street exposed to the attention of the public hanging from a string. The contemplation of that kind of papers used to be in the square or in a market and the editor used to search an effect showing an artistic engraving on the cover. To achieve this engraving attracted without hesitation to who is closer to the seller's specifications, it demanded the collaboration of an artist who return to images which otherwise expressed the words of the author of the text and it required that artist who figures –animals or human– they were identifiable, a desirable general vision and at the same time seem relatively close. Treatment given by some of these artists to the themes of the «pliegos» came to be peculiar to its form created a «style» and a repertoire with own personality and aesthetics. This article discusses some of the recurring themes that influenced the creation of a common long-haul mentality. Resumen: La expresión “literatura de cordel” agrupa unívocamente a todo aquel tipo de papeles que eran vendidos en la calle expuestos a la atención del público colgando de una cuerda. La contemplación del pliego solía hacerse en la plaza o en un mercado y el editor solía buscar un efecto mostrando un grabado en la portada. Para conseguir que ese grabado atrajera sin dudar a quien se acercase al vendedor de pliegos, demandaba la colaboración de un artista plástico que trasladase a imágenes lo que de otro modo expresaban las palabras del autor del pliego y exigía a ese artista que las figuras –de animales o humanas- fuesen identificables, respetasen un deseable plano general y al mismo tiempo parecieran relativamente cercanas. El tratamiento dado por algunos de esos artistas a los temas de los pliegos llegó a hacerse tan peculiar que su forma creó un “estilo” y un repertorio con personalidad y est

  6. Hospitalidad, con y sin papeles

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    Full Text Available Resumen El objetivo de este artículo es vincular el trabajo sobre el archivo de Jacques Derrida con la experiencia de la hospitalidad. Se intentará mostrar que, por un lado, se trata siempre de los papeles, de la legitimidad que éstos otorgan o no tanto a nivel filosófico (deseo de poseer los papeles que autoricen tal o cual decisión interpretativa, como a nivel político ("tener papeles" como el principio básico de todo derecho a tener derechos, de todo derecho a la comunidad. Mas también, por otro lado, se intentará pensar aquello que arruina la idea misma de tener o no tener (papeles, la idea de propiedad, aquello que hace imposible fundar una decisión o identidad en última instancia y, por ende, una soberanía, una frontera. La hospitalidad, la llegada inminente del otro, representa un desafío político y ético para la filosofía: pues no se trata de un saber, sino de una experiencia transformando el sustrato del nos-otros, del ser común.

  7. Crystal Structure of the Minor Pilin CofB, the Initiator of CFA/III Pilus Assembly in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli*

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    Kolappan, Subramania; Ng, Dixon; Yang, Guixiang; Harn, Tony; Craig, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    Type IV pili are extracellular polymers of the major pilin subunit. These subunits are held together in the pilus filament by hydrophobic interactions among their N-terminal α-helices, which also anchor the pilin subunits in the inner membrane prior to pilus assembly. Type IV pilus assembly involves a conserved group of proteins that span the envelope of Gram-negative bacteria. Among these is a set of minor pilins, so named because they share their hydrophobic N-terminal polymerization/membrane anchor segment with the major pilins but are much less abundant. Minor pilins influence pilus assembly and retraction, but their precise functions are not well defined. The Type IV pilus systems of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae are among the simplest of Type IV pilus systems and possess only a single minor pilin. Here we show that the enterotoxigenic E. coli minor pilins CofB and LngB are required for assembly of their respective Type IV pili, CFA/III and Longus. Low levels of the minor pilins are optimal for pilus assembly, and CofB can be detected in the pilus fraction. We solved the 2.0 Å crystal structure of N-terminally truncated CofB, revealing a pilin-like protein with an extended C-terminal region composed of two discrete domains connected by flexible linkers. The C-terminal region is required for CofB to initiate pilus assembly. We propose a model for CofB-initiated pilus assembly with implications for understanding filament growth in more complex Type IV pilus systems as well as the related Type II secretion system. PMID:26324721

  8. Crystal Structure of the Minor Pilin CofB, the Initiator of CFA/III Pilus Assembly in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

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    Kolappan, Subramania; Ng, Dixon; Yang, Guixiang; Harn, Tony; Craig, Lisa

    2015-10-23

    Type IV pili are extracellular polymers of the major pilin subunit. These subunits are held together in the pilus filament by hydrophobic interactions among their N-terminal α-helices, which also anchor the pilin subunits in the inner membrane prior to pilus assembly. Type IV pilus assembly involves a conserved group of proteins that span the envelope of Gram-negative bacteria. Among these is a set of minor pilins, so named because they share their hydrophobic N-terminal polymerization/membrane anchor segment with the major pilins but are much less abundant. Minor pilins influence pilus assembly and retraction, but their precise functions are not well defined. The Type IV pilus systems of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae are among the simplest of Type IV pilus systems and possess only a single minor pilin. Here we show that the enterotoxigenic E. coli minor pilins CofB and LngB are required for assembly of their respective Type IV pili, CFA/III and Longus. Low levels of the minor pilins are optimal for pilus assembly, and CofB can be detected in the pilus fraction. We solved the 2.0 Å crystal structure of N-terminally truncated CofB, revealing a pilin-like protein with an extended C-terminal region composed of two discrete domains connected by flexible linkers. The C-terminal region is required for CofB to initiate pilus assembly. We propose a model for CofB-initiated pilus assembly with implications for understanding filament growth in more complex Type IV pilus systems as well as the related Type II secretion system. © 2015 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  9. Mechanism of replication of ultraviolet-irradiated single-stranded DNA by DNA polymerase III holoenzyme of Escherichia coli. Implications for SOS mutagenesis

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    Livneh, Z.

    1986-01-01

    Replication of UV-irradiated oligodeoxynucleotide-primed single-stranded phi X174 DNA with Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme in the presence of single-stranded DNA-binding protein was investigated. The extent of initiation of replication on the primed single-stranded DNA was not altered by the presence of UV-induced lesions in the DNA. The elongation step exhibited similar kinetics when either unirradiated or UV-irradiated templates were used. Inhibition of the 3'----5' proofreading exonucleolytic activity of the polymerase by dGMP or by a mutD mutation did not increase bypass of pyrimidine photodimers, and neither did purified RecA protein influence the extent of photodimer bypass as judged by the fraction of full length DNA synthesized. Single-stranded DNA-binding protein stimulated bypass since in its absence the fraction of full length DNA decreased 5-fold. Termination of replication at putative pyrimidine dimers involved dissociation of the polymerase from the DNA, which could then reinitiate replication at other available primer templates. Based on these observations a model for SOS-induced UV mutagenesis is proposed

  10. O papel do enfermeiro hoje

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    Luzia Cecília de Medeiros

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar o papel do enfermeiro como resultado das transformações históricas ocorridas na enfermagem. O sistema capitalista coloca ao enfermeiro, no modelo clínico de assistência, a função de administrar os serviços e a equipe de enfermagem restringindo assim sua função a primar pela lucratividade e burocracia da empresa. Dessa forma a assistência é delegada a outras categorias profissionais, muitas vezes sem nenhuma qualificação. Nesse universo, entendemos que o enfermeiro tem como papel principal administrar a assistência de enfermagem para ter uma visão do todo e dessa forma desenvolver uma prestação de serviços qualificada e articulada as atuais necessidades da estrutura social.

  11. Volatile arsenic species released from Escherichia coli expressing the AsIII S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase gene.

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    Yuan, Chungang; Lu, Xiufen; Qin, Jie; Rosen, Barry P; Le, X Chris

    2008-05-01

    Biological systems, ranging from bacteria and fungi to humans, can methylate arsenic. Recent studies have suggested that the AsIII S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase (arsM) gene in bacteria was responsible for the removal of arsenic as the volatile arsines from the bacteria. However, there has been no direct measure of the arsines released from bacteria cultures. We describe here an integrated system incorporating the bacterial incubation and volatile arsenic species analysis, and we demonstrate its application to the identification of the volatile arsines produced in bacterial cultures. The headspace of the bacterial cultures was purged with helium, and the volatile arsenic species were trapped in a chromatographic column immersed in liquid nitrogen. The cryogenically trapped arsines [AsH3, (CH3)AsH2, (CH3)2AsH, and (CH3)3As] were separated by gas chromatography and were detected by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. A hydride generation system was coupled to the bacterial culture system, allowing for spiking standards and for generating calibration arsines necessary for quantitative analysis. Both bacteria containing the arsM gene or its variant arsMC2 gene were able to produce 400-500 ng of trimethylarsine. No trimethylarsine was detectable in bacteria lacking the arsM gene (containing the vector plasmid as negative control). These results confirm that arsM is responsible for releasing arsenic as volatile species from the arsenic-resistant bacteria. Our results also show traces of AsH3, CH3AsH2, and (CH3)2AsH in cultures of bacteria expressing arsM. The method detection limits for AsH3, CH3AsH2, (CH3)2AsH, and (CH3)3As were 0.5, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.6 pg, respectively. The ability to quantify trace levels of these volatile arsenic species makes it possible to study the biotransformation and biochemical roles of the evolution of these volatile arsenic species by biological systems.

  12. Staphylococcal phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent phosphotransferase system: purification and characterization of the mannitol-specific enzyme III/sup mtl/ of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus carnosus and homology with the enzyme II/sup mtl/ of Escherichia coli

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    Reiche, B.; Frank, R.; Deutscher, J.; Meyer, N.; Hengstenberg, W.

    1988-01-01

    Enzyme III/sup mtl/ is part of the mannitol phosphotransferase system of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus carnosus and is phosphorylated by phosphoenolpyruvate in a reaction sequence requiring enzyme I (phosphoenolpyruvate-protein phosphotransferase) and the histidine-containing protein HPr. In this paper, the authors report the isolation of III/sup mtl/ from both S. aureus and S. carnosus and the characterization of the active center. After phosphorylation of III/sup mtl/ with [ 32 P]PEP, enzyme I, and HPr, the phosphorylated protein was cleaved with endoproteinase GLu(C). The amino acid sequence of the S. aureus peptide carrying the phosphoryl group was found to be Gln-Val-Val-Ser-Thr-Phe-Met-Gly-Asn-Gly-Leu-Ala-Ile-Pro-His-Gly-Thr-Asp-Asp. The corresponding peptide from S. carnosus shows an equal sequence except that the first residue is Ala instead of Gln. These peptides both contain a single histidyl residue which they assume to carry the phosphoryl group. All proteins of the PTS so far investigated indeed carry the phosphoryl group attached to a histidyl residue. According to sodium dodecyl sulfate gels, the molecular weight of the III/sup mtl/ proteins was found to be 15,000. They have also determined the N-terminal sequence of both proteins. Comparison of the III/sup mtl/ peptide sequences and the C-terminal part of the enzyme II/sup mtl/ of Escherichia coli reveals considerable sequence homology, which supports the suggestion that II/sup mtl/ of E. coli is a fusion protein of a soluble III protein with a membrane-bound enzyme II

  13. Study of the resistance mechanisms to ultraviolet light in Escherichia Coli. III. Genetic mapping of a mutation that confers resistance to radiation

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    Alcantara D, D.

    1996-08-01

    Inside this third work with respect to the investigation of the process of adaptation of different subcultures of Escherichia coli, to the UV light, its are present the obtained results in the identification of the gene or genes implied in the resistance to UV of one of the 5 populations derived for repeated exposure to growing dose of UV light of E. coli PQ30. Those obtained data indicate that the causing mutation of the phenotype is located in a single gene, since the insert of the fragment of DNA miniTn5 in this gene, causes the lost one from the resistance and the return to the original phenotype. The gene in question is denominated radA, located in the minute 99.6 of the chromosome of E. coli and required for the efficient repair of double ruptures in the DNA. (Author)

  14. Induction of genetic recombination in the lambda bacteriophage by ultraviolet irradiation of the Escherichia Coli cells. III. Role of the ruvA and recN genes

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    Alcantara D, D.

    1987-05-01

    The objective of this work is to determine the paper of the genes ruvA and recN in the stimulation of the recombination of Lambda for UV irradiation of Escherichia Coli, taking into account that both genes are inducible, they belong to the group of genes that participate in the SOS response and that a deficiency in its expression reduces the capacity to repair and recombiner the DNA. (Author)

  15. Discrimination of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) from Non-EHEC Strains Based on Detection of Various Combinations of Type III Effector Genes

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    Delannoy, Sabine; Beutin, Lothar

    2013-01-01

    Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains comprise a subgroup of Shiga-toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli (STEC) and are characterized by a few serotypes. Among these, seven priority STEC serotypes (O26:H11, O45:H2, O103:H2, O111:H8, O121:H19, O145:H28, and O157:H7) are most frequently implicated in severe clinical illness worldwide. Currently, standard methods using stx, eae, and O-serogroup-specific gene sequences for detecting the top 7 EHEC serotypes bear the disadvantage that these genes can be found in non-EHEC strains as well. Here, we explored the suitability of ureD, espV, espK, espN, Z2098, and espM1 genes and combinations thereof as candidates for a more targeted EHEC screening assay. For a very large panel of E. coli strains (n = 1,100), which comprised EHEC (n = 340), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) (n = 392), STEC (n = 193), and apathogenic strains (n = 175), we showed that these genetic markers were more prevalent in EHEC (67.1% to 92.4%) than in EPEC (13.3% to 45.2%), STEC (0.5% to 3.6%), and apathogenic E. coli strains (0 to 2.9%). It is noteworthy that 38.5% of the EPEC strains that tested positive for at least one of these genetic markers belonged to the top 7 EHEC serotypes, suggesting that such isolates might be Stx-negative derivatives of EHEC. The associations of espK with either espV, ureD, or Z2098 were the best combinations for more specific and sensitive detection of the top 7 EHEC strains, allowing detection of 99.3% to 100% of these strains. In addition, detection of 93.7% of the EHEC strains belonging to other serotypes than the top 7 offers a possibility for identifying new emerging EHEC strains. PMID:23884997

  16. In vitro colonization of the muscle extracellular matrix components by Escherichia coli O157:H7: the influence of growth medium, temperature and pH on initial adhesion and induction of biofilm formation by collagens I and III.

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    Caroline Chagnot

    Full Text Available Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC O157:H7 are responsible for repeated food-poisoning cases often caused by contaminated burgers. EHEC infection is predominantly a pediatric illness, which can lead to life-threatening diseases. Ruminants are the main natural reservoir for EHEC and food contamination almost always originates from faecal contamination. In beef meat products, primary bacterial contamination occurs at the dehiding stage of slaughtering. The extracellular matrix (ECM is the most exposed part of the skeletal muscles in beef carcasses. Investigating the adhesion to the main muscle fibrous ECM proteins, insoluble fibronectin, collagen I, III and IV, laminin-α2 and elastin, results demonstrated that the preceding growth conditions had a great influence on subsequent bacterial attachment. In the tested experimental conditions, maximal adhesion to fibril-forming collagens I or III occurred at 25°C and pH 7. Once initially adhered, exposure to lower temperatures, as applied to meat during cutting and storage, or acidification, as in the course of post-mortem physiological modifications of muscle, had no effect on detachment, except at pHu. In addition, dense biofilm formation occurred on immobilized collagen I or III and was induced in growth medium supplemented with collagen I in solution. From this first comprehensive investigation of EHEC adhesion to ECM proteins with respect to muscle biology and meat processing, new research directions for the development of innovative practices to minimize the risk of meat contamination are further discussed.

  17. Direct detection of RNA in vitro and in situ by target-primed RCA: The impact of E. coli RNase III on the detection efficiency of RNA sequences distanced far from the 3'-end.

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    Merkiene, Egle; Gaidamaviciute, Edita; Riauba, Laurynas; Janulaitis, Arvydas; Lagunavicius, Arunas

    2010-08-01

    We improved the target RNA-primed RCA technique for direct detection and analysis of RNA in vitro and in situ. Previously we showed that the 3' --> 5' single-stranded RNA exonucleolytic activity of Phi29 DNA polymerase converts the target RNA into a primer and uses it for RCA initiation. However, in some cases, the single-stranded RNA exoribonucleolytic activity of the polymerase is hindered by strong double-stranded structures at the 3'-end of target RNAs. We demonstrate that in such hampered cases, the double-stranded RNA-specific Escherichia coli RNase III efficiently assists Phi29 DNA polymerase in converting the target RNA into a primer. These observations extend the target RNA-primed RCA possibilities to test RNA sequences distanced far from the 3'-end and customize this technique for the inner RNA sequence analysis.

  18. Solution study of the Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III clamp loader reveals the location of the dynamic ψχ heterodimer

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    Farzaneh Tondnevis

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Several X-ray crystal structures of the E. coli core clamp loader containing the five core (δ′, δ, and three truncated γ subunits have been determined, but they lack the ψ and χ subunits. We report the first solution structure of the complete seven-subunit clamp loader complex using small angle X-ray scattering. This structure not only provides information about the location of the χ and ψ subunits but also provides a model of the dynamic nature of the clamp loader complex.

  19. LEITURA E SEUS SUPORTES: papel e digital

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    Celso Leopoldo Pagnan; Eliane Provate

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    Pesquisas pioneiras (Mangen; Walgermo; Brønnick, 2012) têm destacado o modo de ler textos curtos ou livros inteiros em dois suportes: digital e papel. Há uma suposição de que os jovens tendem a preferir a leitura digital ao suporte papel, porém pode não ser uma verdade absoluta, conforme atestam outras pesquisas (PewResearch Center, 2014). Com base em dados desses estudos, bem como na aplicação de testes em alunos do ensino médio, o presente trabalho parte do pressuposto de que o nível de per...

  20. E. Coli

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    ... for the bacteria's medical name Escherichia coli . The strange thing about these bacteria — and lots of other ... In some cases, E. coli poisoning can cause life-threatening kidney problems. What Can Kids Do? Adults ...

  1. The nature of the exchange coupling between high-spin Fe(III) heme o3 and CuBII in Escherichia coli quinol oxidase, cytochrome bo3: MCD and EPR studies.

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    Cheesman, Myles R; Oganesyan, Vasily S; Watmough, Nicholas J; Butler, Clive S; Thomson, Andrew J

    2004-04-07

    Fully oxidized cytochrome bo3 from Escherichia coli has been studied in its oxidized and several ligand-bound forms using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectroscopies. In each form, the spin-coupled high-spin Fe(III) heme o3 and CuB(II) ion at the active site give rise to similar fast-relaxing broad features in the dual-mode X-band EPR spectra. Simulations of dual-mode spectra are presented which show that this EPR can arise only from a dinuclear site in which the metal ions are weakly coupled by an anisotropic exchange interaction of J 1 cm-1. A variable-temperature and magnetic field (VTVF) MCD study is also presented for the cytochrome bo3 fluoride and azide derivatives. New methods are used to extract the contribution to the MCD of the spin-coupled active site in the presence of strong transitions from low-spin Fe(III) heme b. Analysis of the MCD data, independent of the EPR study, also shows that the spin-coupling within the active site is weak with J approximately 1 cm-1. These conclusions overturn a long-held view that such EPR signals in bovine cytochrome c oxidase arise from an S' = 2 ground state resulting from strong exchange coupling (J > 10(2) cm-1) within the active site.

  2. Study of the resistance mechanisms to ultraviolet light in Escherichia Coli. III. Genetic mapping of a mutation that confers resistance to radiation; Mecanismos de resistencia a luz ultravioleta en Escherichia coli. III. Mapeo genetico de una mutacion que confiere resistencia a radiacion

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    Alcantara D, D [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    1996-08-15

    Inside this third work with respect to the investigation of the process of adaptation of different subcultures of Escherichia coli, to the UV light, its are present the obtained results in the identification of the gene or genes implied in the resistance to UV of one of the 5 populations derived for repeated exposure to growing dose of UV light of E. coli PQ30. Those obtained data indicate that the causing mutation of the phenotype is located in a single gene, since the insert of the fragment of DNA miniTn5 in this gene, causes the lost one from the resistance and the return to the original phenotype. The gene in question is denominated radA, located in the minute 99.6 of the chromosome of E. coli and required for the efficient repair of double ruptures in the DNA. (Author)

  3. Structure of the CFA/III major pilin subunit CofA from human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli determined at 0.90 Å resolution by sulfur-SAD phasing.

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    Fukakusa, Shunsuke; Kawahara, Kazuki; Nakamura, Shota; Iwashita, Takaki; Baba, Seiki; Nishimura, Mitsuhiro; Kobayashi, Yuji; Honda, Takeshi; Iida, Tetsuya; Taniguchi, Tooru; Ohkubo, Tadayasu

    2012-10-01

    CofA, a major pilin subunit of colonization factor antigen III (CFA/III), forms pili that mediate small-intestinal colonization by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). In this study, the crystal structure of an N-terminally truncated version of CofA was determined by single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD) phasing using five sulfurs in the protein. Given the counterbalance between anomalous signal strength and the undesired X-ray absorption of the solvent, diffraction data were collected at 1.5 Å resolution using synchrotron radiation. These data were sufficient to elucidate the sulfur substructure at 1.38 Å resolution. The low solvent content (29%) of the crystal necessitated that density modification be performed with an additional 0.9 Å resolution data set to reduce the phase error caused by the small sulfur anomalous signal. The CofA structure showed the αβ-fold typical of type IVb pilins and showed high structural homology to that of TcpA for toxin-coregulated pili of Vibrio cholerae, including spatial distribution of key residues critical for pilin self-assembly. A pilus-filament model of CofA was built by computational docking and molecular-dynamics simulation using the previously reported filament model of TcpA as a structural template. This model revealed that the CofA filament surface was highly negatively charged and that a 23-residue-long loop between the α1 and α2 helices filled the gap between the pilin subunits. These characteristics could provide a unique binding epitope for the CFA/III pili of ETEC compared with other type IVb pili.

  4. Epithelial cells detect functional type III secretion system of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli through a novel NF-κB signaling pathway.

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    Yael Litvak

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC, a common cause of infant diarrhea, is associated with high risk of mortality in developing countries. The primary niche of infecting EPEC is the apical surface of intestinal epithelial cells. EPEC employs a type three secretion system (TTSS to inject the host cells with dozens of effector proteins, which facilitate attachment to these cells and successful colonization. Here we show that EPEC elicit strong NF-κB activation in infected host cells. Furthermore, the data indicate that active, pore-forming TTSS per se is necessary and sufficient for this NF-κB activation, regardless of any specific effector or protein translocation. Importantly, upon infection with wild type EPEC this NF-κB activation is antagonized by anti-NF-κB effectors, including NleB, NleC and NleE. Accordingly, this NF-κB activation is evident only in cells infected with EPEC mutants deleted of nleB, nleC, and nleE. The TTSS-dependent NF-κB activation involves a unique pathway, which is independent of TLRs and Nod1/2 and converges with other pathways at the level of TAK1 activation. Taken together, our results imply that epithelial cells have the capacity to sense the EPEC TTSS and activate NF-κB in response. Notably, EPEC antagonizes this capacity by delivering anti-NF-κB effectors into the infected cells.

  5. Replication restart in UV-irradiated Escherichia coli involving pols II, III, V, PriA, RecA and RecFOR proteins.

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    Rangarajan, Savithri; Woodgate, Roger; Goodman, Myron F

    2002-02-01

    In Escherichia coli, UV-irradiated cells resume DNA synthesis after a transient inhibition by a process called replication restart. To elucidate the role of several key proteins involved in this process, we have analysed the time dependence of replication restart in strains carrying a combination of mutations in lexA, recA, polB (pol II), umuDC (pol V), priA, dnaC, recF, recO or recR. We find that both pol II and the origin-independent primosome-assembling function of PriA are essential for the immediate recovery of DNA synthesis after UV irradiation. In their absence, translesion replication or 'replication readthrough' occurs approximately 50 min after UV and is pol V-dependent. In a wild-type, lexA+ background, mutations in recF, recO or recR block both pathways. Similar results were obtained with a lexA(Def) recF strain. However, lexA(Def) recO or lexA(Def) recR strains, although unable to facilitate PriA-pol II-dependent restart, were able to perform pol V-dependent readthrough. The defects in restart attributed to mutations in recF, recO or recR were suppressed in a recA730 lexA(Def) strain expressing constitutively activated RecA (RecA*). Our data suggest that in a wild-type background, RecF, O and R are important for the induction of the SOS response and the formation of RecA*-dependent recombination intermediates necessary for PriA/Pol II-dependent replication restart. In con-trast, only RecF is required for the activation of RecA that leads to the formation of pol V (UmuD'2C) and facilitates replication readthrough.

  6. The beta subunit modulates bypass and termination at UV lesions during in vitro replication with DNA polymerase III holoenzyme of Escherichia coli

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    Shavitt, O.; Livneh, Z.

    1989-01-01

    The cycling time of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme during replication of UV-irradiated single-stranded (ss) DNA was longer than with unirradiated DNA (8 versus 3 min, respectively), most likely due to slow dissociation from lesion-terminated nascent DNA strands. Initiation of elongation on primed ssDNA was not significantly inhibited by the presence of UV lesions as indicated by the identical distribution of replication products synthesized at early and late reaction times and by the identical duration of the initial synthesis bursts on both unirradiated and UV-irradiated DNA templates. When replication was performed with DNA polymerase III* supplemented with increasing quantities of purified beta 2 subunit, the cycling time on UV-irradiated DNA decreased from 14.8 min at 1.7 nM beta 2 down to 6 min at 170 nM beta 2, a concentration in which beta 2 was in large excess over the polymerase. In parallel to the reduction in cycling time, also the bypass frequency of cyclobutane-photodimers decreased with increasing beta 2 concentration, and at 170 nM beta 2, bypass of photodimers was essentially eliminated. It has been shown that polymerase complexes with more than one beta 2 per polymerase molecule were formed at high beta 2 concentrations. It is plausible that polymerase complexes obtained under high beta 2 concentration dissociate from lesion-terminated primers faster than polymerase complexes formed at a low beta 2 concentration. This is expected to favor termination over bypass at pyrimidine photodimers and thus decrease their bypass frequency. These results suggest that the beta 2 subunit might act as a sensor for obstacles to replication caused by DNA damage, and that it terminates elongation at these sites by promoting dissociation. The intracellular concentration of beta 2 was estimated to be 250 nM

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    Celso Leopoldo Pagnan

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisas pioneiras (Mangen; Walgermo; Brønnick, 2012 têm destacado o modo de ler textos curtos ou livros inteiros em dois suportes: digital e papel. Há uma suposição de que os jovens tendem a preferir a leitura digital ao suporte papel, porém pode não ser uma verdade absoluta, conforme atestam outras pesquisas (PewResearch Center, 2014. Com base em dados desses estudos, bem como na aplicação de testes em alunos do ensino médio, o presente trabalho parte do pressuposto de que o nível de percepção dos leitores pode ser relativamente diferente conforme o suporte utilizado. Para tanto, utilizamos como metodologia a aplicação de um teste de leitura em vinte e nove alunos, que leram textos curtos, com um ou dois parágrafos, em um suporte digital, tablet, e responderam a questões de compreensão sobre tais textos; repetindo o procedimento com outros textos em suporte papel. A hipótese era de que os alunos apresentassem modos diferentes de compreensão textual de acordo com o suporte utilizado. A análise dos dados coletados revelou um resultado sutilmente superior na compreensão dos textos impressos, porém insuficiente para ser generalizado como resultado conclusivo, não deixando, entretanto, de apontar caminhos significativos para a compreensão das práticas leitoras na escola.

  8. Escherichia Coli

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    Goodsell, David S.

    2009-01-01

    Diverse biological data may be used to create illustrations of molecules in their cellular context. I describe the scientific results that support a recent textbook illustration of an "Escherichia coli cell". The image magnifies a portion of the bacterium at one million times, showing the location and form of individual macromolecules. Results…

  9. E. Coli and Pregnancy

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    ... chat Live Help Fact Sheets Share Escherichia coli (E. coli) Friday, 01 September 2017 In every pregnancy, a ... risk. This sheet talks about whether exposure to E. coli may increase the risk for birth defects over ...

  10. E coli enteritis

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    ... coli; Food poisoning - E. coli; E. coli diarrhea; Hamburger disease ... coleslaw or potato salad) that have been out of the refrigerator too ... reheated Fish or oysters Raw fruits or vegetables that have ...

  11. Escherichia coli pathotypes

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    Escherichia coli strains are important commensals of the intestinal tract of humans and animals; however, pathogenic strains, including diarrhea-inducing E. coli and extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli. Intestinal E. coli pathotypes may cause a dehydrating watery diarrhea, or more severe diseases su...

  12. Identificación de péptidos bloqueantes del sistema de secreción de tipo III y de la adherencia a epitelios de Escherichia coli enterohemorrágico (EHEC) y Escherichia coli enteropatógeno (EPEC)

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    Larzábal, Mariano

    2010-01-01

    Escherichia coli Enteropatógeno (EPEC) y Escherichia coli Enterohemorrágico (EHEC) se encuentran asociadas con diarrea en seres humanos. EPEC es una de las principales causas de diarrea infantil en países desarrollados, mientras que EHEC es responsable de enfermedades cuyo espectro clínico incluye diarrea, colitis hemorrágica y síndrome urémico hemolítico (SUH), que es la principal causa de insuficiencia renal aguda de niños menores de 5 años en la Argentina. La expresión de la toxina Shiga (...

  13. El despegue industrial y el papel de los empresarios

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    Luis Aurelio Ordoñez B.

    1997-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Analiza a la luz de la historiografía económica colombiana, cuáles han sido algunas de las características más ssobresalientes del devenir empresarial en Colombia y el papel que los empresarios han desempeñado en el despegue industrial colombiano.

  14. E. Coli Infections

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    E. coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you ... type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney ...

  15. Periodismo y ciclismo. Perspectivas del papel organizador de la prensa

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    Juan Francisco de la Cruz Moreno

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo versa sobre el papel que la prensa ha ejercido en la creación y organización de competiciones deportivas, especialmente dentro del ciclismo. Las principales carreras del calendario cuentan con un origen periodístico motivado fundamentalmente por intereses económicos y, en algunos casos, también políticos.

  16. La doble historia de El convidado de papel

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    Ceballos Viro, Álvaro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article sets out to question the textual history of El convidado de papel, a novel by Benjamín Jarnés. The differences between the two firsts editions of this novel, published in 1928 and 1935, are more complex than has hitherto been assumed. They also allow to reconstruct a different plot from the one that can be found in literary histories. In its original version, El convidado de papel was not only a peculiar Bildungsroman, but also a typical doppelgänger narrative. Therefore, it contained a dense web of intertextual references which Jarnés deliberately eliminated in the second edition of the novel. These intertextual references stimulate the search for new sources as well as the re-evaluation of the precise mode of influence attributed to familiar sources.La presente contribución comienza problematizando la historia textual de El convidado de papel, de Benjamín Jarnés. Las diferencias entre las dos primeras ediciones, que datan de 1928 y 1935, no sólo son más complejas de lo que hasta ahora se había creído, sino que además permiten reconstruir un argumento diferente de aquél tácitamente consensuado por la historiografía literaria. Sin dejar de ser una peculiar novela de formación, El convidado de papel era en su versión original una novela de doble en toda regla, lo que la abría a unas relaciones intertextuales que Jarnés eliminó conscientemente en la segunda edición. Tales relaciones permiten, por un lado, sugerir nuevas influencias (o modos de influencia en la narrativa jarnesiana y, por otro lado, profundizar en las deudas contraídas con autores cuyo ascendiente ya era conocido por la crítica.

  17. El papel de las migrantes puertorriquenas en el feminismo estadounidense

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    志柿, 禎子; Yoshiko, SHIGAKI; 岩手県立大学社会福祉学部

    2003-01-01

    En este articulo se discute el efecto de las migrantes puertorriquenas en la politica. Hasta el momento, no es facil concluirlo. Segtun las opiniones de los entrevistados que son investigadores puertorriquenos, entendemos que el papel de las migrantes poertorriquenas no tiene influencia en la politica estadounidense a nivel nacional y tampoco hay conexiones fuertes con la politica de la isla. Sin embargo, muchas puertorriquenas luchan en el nivel comunitario con ideas feministas y su definici...

  18. Richard III

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    Lauridsen, Palle Schantz

    2017-01-01

    Kort analyse af Shakespeares Richard III med fokus på, hvordan denne skurk fremstilles, så tilskuere (og læsere) langt henad vejen kan føle sympati med ham. Med paralleller til Netflix-serien "House of Cards"......Kort analyse af Shakespeares Richard III med fokus på, hvordan denne skurk fremstilles, så tilskuere (og læsere) langt henad vejen kan føle sympati med ham. Med paralleller til Netflix-serien "House of Cards"...

  19. Estudios taxonómicos, ontogenéticos, ecológicos y etológicos sobre los Ostrácodos de agua dulce en Colombia- III. El Prenauplio y su papel en la eclosión del huevo en el género Chlamydotheca Saussure 1858 (Ostrácoda, Podocopa, Cyprididae Estudios taxonómicos, ontogenéticos, ecológicos y etológicos sobre los Ostrácodos de agua dulce en Colombia- III. El Prenauplio y su papel en la eclosión del huevo en el género Chlamydotheca Saussure 1858 (Ostrácoda, Podocopa, Cyprididae Estudios taxonómicos, ontogenéticos, ecológicos y etológicos sobre los Ostrácodos de agua dulce en Colombia- III. El Prenauplio y su papel en la eclosión del huevo en el género Chlamydotheca Saussure 1858 (Ostrácoda, Podocopa, Cyprididae

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    Roessler Ewald W.

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    Full Text Available El estudio describe el exoesqueleto prenauplial de algunas especies del género Chlamydotheca y hace énfasis en la presentación de la estructura funcionalde este mismo, respecto a su papel en los procesos que causan la eclosión.  Se comprueba la existencia de dos períodos en el desarrollo embrionario que muestran actividad osmótica, induciendo la segunda fase, la eclosión, y subsiguientemente el último paso de la primera muda.The study describes the exoskeleton of the pronauplius of some species of the genus Chiamydotheca with special reference to its functional structure and its role in the hatching processes. Two periods of the late embriological development will be described that show osmotic activity, the latter primarily causes hatching and finally terminates the first molting process.In der vorliegenden Studie wird das pronaupliale Exoskelett einiger Arten der Gattung Chlamydotheca beschrieben unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung seiner Funktionsstruktur im Hinblick auf den Schlupfprozess.  Es werden zwei Perioden der spaeten Embryonalentwicklung vorgestellt, die sich durch starke osmotische Aktivitaet auszeichnen und von denen die zweite zunaechst den Schlupfprozess verursacht und danach die erste Haeutung abschliesst.

  20. ESBL-Producing Escherichia coli

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    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one the most common bacterial infections and is regularly treated in primary health care. The most common cause of UTI is extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) already present in the intestinal microflora, often as the dominating strain. Resistance...... in E.coli is increasing and especially isolates producing Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) have been reported worldwide. Treatment of UTI is usually initiated by the general practitioners and a significant proportion of clinical isolates are now resistant to first line antibiotics. The global...... to investigate (i) antibiotics involved in selection of ESBL-producing E.coli, in an experimental mouse model in vivo, (ii) risk factors for UTI with ESBL-producing E.coli and (iii) to describe the phylogenetic composition of E.coli populations with different resistance patterns. We found that different...

  1. Prensa de papel frente a prensa en internet

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    Porcel Martos, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Desde finales del siglo XX, Internet y las nuevas tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación han propiciado un nuevo escenario en el que el periodismo, gracias a la inmediatez que proporciona la Red, ha buscado nuevas formas de comunicar, adaptán-dose a un nuevo contexto y forma de escribir, leer, ver y escuchar las producciones pe-riodísticas, reduciendo de manera continuada, drástica y sin opción de retroceso la com-pra de la prensa diaria en papel. Las limitaciones que el period...

  2. Papel dos besouros (Insecta, Coleoptera na Entomologia Forense

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    Wellington Emanuel dos Santos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse trabalho apresenta uma revisão do papel que os besouros (Insecta, Coleoptera desempenham na Entomologia Forense. Discussões sobre ocorrência em cadáveres humanos e carcaças animais, estimativas de Intervalo Pós-Morte (IPM, estudos realizados no Brasil e em outros países, principais famílias de importância forense e aspectos biológicos, ecológicos e biogeográficos das espécies são apresentadas.

  3. Como queimar um papel à luz de Sírio

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    Guilherme de Almeida

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2013v30n2p440 É bem conhecida a experiência de queimar um papel com uma lupa. Será possível, com uma lupa gigantesca, fazer o mesmo utilizando a luz de uma outra estrela? Que requisitos serão necessários? Este artigo aborda as diversas perspectivas sobre o assunto, mostrando as limitações e as possibilidades práticas de tal procedimento. Trata-se de uma exploração conceitual e não de um projeto construtivo.

  4. PARDISEKO III

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    Jordan, H.; Sack, C.

    1975-05-01

    This report gives a detailed description of the latest version of the PARDISEKO code, PARDISEKO III, with particular emphasis on the numerical and programming methods employed. The physical model and its relation to nuclear safety as well as a description and the results of confirming experiments are treated in detail in the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre report KFK-1989. (orig.) [de

  5. ANALISIS CEMARAN BAKTERI Escherichia coli ANALISIS CEMARAN BAKTERI Escherichia coli ANALISIS CEMARAN BAKTERI Escherichia coli

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    ANGGREINI, RAHAYU

    2015-01-01

    2015 RAHAYU ANGGREINI coli Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melakukan identifikasi cemaran bakteri E. coli O157:H7 pada daging sapi di kota Makassar. Sampel pada penelitian ini sebanyak 72 sampel Kata Kunci : Daging sapi, pasar tradisional, E. coli, E. coli O157:H7, kontaminasi bakteri, identifikasi E. coli O157:H7.

  6. Fermilab III

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    1990-01-01

    The total ongoing plans for Fermilab are wrapped up in the Fermilab III scheme, centrepiece of which is the proposal for a new Main Injector. The Laboratory has been awarded a $200,000 Illinois grant which will be used to initiate environmental assessment and engineering design of the Main Injector, while a state review panel recommended that the project should also benefit from $2 million of funding

  7. Fermilab III

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    Anon.

    1990-09-15

    The total ongoing plans for Fermilab are wrapped up in the Fermilab III scheme, centrepiece of which is the proposal for a new Main Injector. The Laboratory has been awarded a $200,000 Illinois grant which will be used to initiate environmental assessment and engineering design of the Main Injector, while a state review panel recommended that the project should also benefit from $2 million of funding.

  8. Conjugation in Escherichia coli

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    Boyer, Herbert

    1966-01-01

    Boyer, Herbert (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.). Conjugation in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 91:1767–1772. 1966.—The sex factor of Escherichia coli K-12 was introduced into an E. coli B/r strain by circumventing the host-controlled modification and restriction incompatibilities known to exist between these closely related strains. The sexual properties of the constructed F+ B strain and its Hfr derivatives were examined. These studies showed that the E. coli strain B/r F+ and Hfr derivatives are similar to the E. coli strain K-12 F+ and Hfr derivatives. However, the site of sex factor integration was found to be dependent on the host genome. PMID:5327905

  9. Genetic analysis of an Escherichia coli urease locus: evidence of DNA rearrangement.

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    Collins, C M; Falkow, S

    1988-01-01

    Ureolytic Escherichia coli strains are uncommon clinical isolates. The urease phenotype in a large percentage of these isolates is unstable and lost upon storage. We examined two urease-positive uropathogenic E. coli isolates that give off urease-negative segregants and determined that the urease phenotype was chromosomally encoded. The urease phenotype was cloned from E. coli 1021 and found to be encoded on a 9.4-kilobase HindIII restriction fragment. Transposon mutagenesis indicated that at...

  10. O papel do sistema dopaminérgico na fobia social

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    Kauer-SantAnna,Márcia; Lavinsky,Michelle; Aguiar,Rogério Wolf de; Kapczinski,Flávio

    2002-01-01

    Os autores descrevem o papel do sistema dopaminérgico na fobia social. Evidências que indicam disfunção dopaminérgica são descritas, e o papel da dopamina como um regulador da atividade social é discutido.

  11. O papel do sistema dopaminérgico na fobia social

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    Kauer-SantAnna Márcia

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem o papel do sistema dopaminérgico na fobia social. Evidências que indicam disfunção dopaminérgica são descritas, e o papel da dopamina como um regulador da atividade social é discutido.

  12. El papel de la universidad en Comunidades de Aprendizaje

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    Antonio Aguilera

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen y analizan las existentes y posibles relaciones entre la universidad y las Comunidades de Aprendizaje, así como los beneficios para ambas que se derivan de la colaboración entre ellas. Para ello nos centramos en el papel que la universidad puede desempeñar en los procesos de transformación en Comunidades de Aprendizaje que se están llevando a cabo en diferentes centros educativos. Se exponen las experiencias de las universidades de Barcelona y Sevilla. Se sugiere una segunda vía de colaboración que tiene que ver con la transformación de los propios centros universitarios en Comunidades de Aprendizaje.

  13. E.coli O157:H7

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    Treor Francis Fernandez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The serious nature of the symptoms of haemorrhagic colitis and HUS and the apparent low infectious dose (<100 cells of E.coli O157:H7 places this food borne pathogen a most serious of known food borne pathogens. Persuasive evidence suggests that healthy cattle are a reservoir of O157 and they can enter the food chain to provide a source of exposure for humans. A possible route of transmission of O157 VTEC may involve infections initially in calves that shed their organism into faecal slurry that may be used on grazing grass. This provides potential for infection of other animals from which the organism may contaminate milk or carcasses at slaughter. Possible sources of VTEC in healthy animals other E.coli O157:H7 than cattle and a wider range of foodstuffs require further investigation. Many features of E.coli O157:H7 strains remain poorly understood. It includes: (i Role of virulent genes in the animal, (ii Mechanism of evolution of the organism, (iii The progress of individual cases of E.coli O157:H7 infection, and (iv The difference in incidence of infection in different geographical areas. [Veterinary World 2008; 1(3.000: 83-87

  14. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC

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    Abdullah Kilic

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Escherichia coli is a bacterium that is commonly found in the gut of humans and warm-blooded animals. Most strains of E. coli are harmless for human. E. coli O157:H7 is the most common member of a group of pathogenic E. coli strains known variously as enterohaemorrhagic, verocytotoxin-producing, or Shiga-toxin-producing organisms. EHEC bacterium is the major cause of haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome. The reservoir of this pathogen appears to be mainly cattle and other ruminants such as camels. It is transmitted to humans primarily through consumption of contaminated foods. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2011; 10(4.000: 387-388

  15. Can E. coli fly?

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    Lindeberg, Yrja Lisa; Egedal, Karen; Hossain, Zenat Zebin

    2018-01-01

    , and the numbers of flies landing on the exposed rice were counted. Following exposure, the surface of the rice was microbiologically and molecularly analysed for the presence of E. coli and genes of diarrheagenic E. coli and Shigella strains. RESULTS: Rice was at greater risk (p ... with E. coli if flies landed on the rice than if no flies landed on the rice (odds ratio 5·4 (p ...-landings, the average CFU per fly-landing was > 0·6 x 103 CFU. Genes of diarrheagenic E. coli and Shigella species were detected in 39 of 60 (65%) of exposed rice samples. Two fly species were identified; the common housefly (Musca domestica) and the oriental latrine fly (Chrysomya megacephala). CONCLUSION: Flies may...

  16. Endogenous E. coli endophthalmitis.

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    Shammas, H F

    1977-01-01

    A case of Escherichia coli septicemia with associated metastatic en dophthalmitis and endocarditis is presented. The ocular signs and symptoms were the initial manifestations of sepsis. Irreversible damage to the eye occurred in less than 24 hours. The pattern of metastatic bacterial endophthalmitis has changed since the introduction of potent antimicrobial agents, with an increased incidence of Gram-negative bacillemia. E. coli endophthalmitis carries a poor prognosis. Early diagnosis and systemic treatment will prevent the life-threatening complications of sepsis.

  17. O PROCEDIMENTALISMO EM ALEXY E PAPEL DA CORTE CONSTITUCIONAL

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    BOTELHO, Marcos César; Faculdade de Direito do Norte Pioneiro - FUNDINOPI

    2013-01-01

    O presente artigo visa discutir os principais aspectos do modeloprocedimentalista desenvolvido por Robert Alexy. Para tanto, analisou-se sua distinção entre regras e princípios e como suas ideias conduzem a consideração dos princípios como mandatos de otimização e que, tendo similaridades com os valores, exige ponderação, já que colisão de princípios são, também, colisão de valores. Outrossim, analisou-se sua ideia procedimentalista e como Alexy enxerga a teoria discursiva como uma teoria da ...

  18. Programa Papel Pasado: Apoyo a las Regularizaciones Fundiarias?

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    Marcelo Lessa da Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analizó la efectividad del Programa Papel Pasado del gobierno federal cuya finalidad es el apoyo a las regularizaciones fundiarias de interés social en áreas urbanas con vistas a garantizar el derecho a la vivienda digna y adecuada a las poblaciones de baja renta. Así, buscó en la análisis del ordenamiento jurídico internacional y interno, demostrar el fundamento de validez para el reconocimiento del derecho a la vivienda adecuada como un derecho humano y fundamental social que demanda del Estado el deber de lo garantizar. Se utilizó del método de investigación teórico-dogmática, exploratorio y explicativo, adoptándose una investigación jurídica y social de naturaleza aplicada, cualitativa y cuantitativa, de análisis, documental y bibliográfica. Se constató que la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos reconoce el derecho a la vivienda como un derecho humano, teniendo su concepto, significado y abrangencia mejor detallados en los comentarios y observaciones generales realizados por los comités de los pactos. Además, en el plan nacional el derecho a la vivienda está garantizado, expresamente, en el caput del artículo 6º de la CRFB. Se verificó que a pesar de la Ley 11.977/09 listar otros legitimados a promover la regularización fundiaria de interés social, es el Municipio que detiene los instrumentos necesarios para, efectivamente, providenciar las regularizaciones fundiarias, en cumplimento a la determinación constitucional previstas en los artículos 182 y 183. El problema de los municipios es el presupuesto insuficiente para tamaña responsabilidad, debiendo recibir apoyo técnico-financiero de los demás entes. Sin embargo, delante del análisis de la efectividad del programa Papel Pasado de apoyo a las regularizaciones fundiarias del Gobierno Federal, se constató que, hasta el momento, el programa es totalmente ineficaz para lo que se propone. Porque en la práctica, tras siete a

  19. Planeamiento estratégico de la industria peruana de papeles y cartones

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    Peralta Graciano, Carla Marleni; Arteaga Carnero, Jaime Hans; Porras Rodríguez, Jorge Enrique; Aquino Bravo, Omar Salvador

    2017-01-01

    xiv, 141 h. : il. ; 30 cm. El sector de del papel y cartón está integrado por empresas que producen papel y cartón, y empresas dedicadas a realizar actividades de impresión. La industria del papel y cartón en el mercado peruano tiene altas posibilidades de desarrollo y crecimiento debido al crecimiento del sector agroexportador, construcción, azucarero y de consumo masivo particularmente. La mayor producción y demanda mundial se lleva a cabo en Asia, América del Norte y E...

  20. O papel da Guarda Nacional Republicana no combate e prevenção do ciberterrorismo

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    Dias, Pedro Miguel Viegas

    2017-01-01

    A presente investigação, subordinada ao tema “O Papel da Guarda Nacional Republicana no Combate e Prevenção do Ciberterrorismo”, tem como objetivo geral compreender, qual o papel da Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) no combate e prevenção do ciberterrorismo. A metodologia empregue foi qualitativa e quantitativa, e de caráter dedutivo, focando-se no papel da GNR e fazendo uma breve comparação com a Guardia Civil (GC). Recorre à análise documental e a inquéritos por entrevista...

  1. Importación del papel autocopia de China para el mercado Peruano 2008- 2014

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    Flores Jaramillo, Isidro Eusebio

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la evolución de las importaciones del papel autocopia producida en china y su importación al mercado Peruano en el periodo 2008 – 2014 el tema se enfoca en conocer a todos la gran importancia que tiene el papel autocopia tanto así que puede ayudar a miles de personas no se necesita una fotocopiadora para sacar una copia o papel calca como su nombre lo dice es autocopiativo. El tipo y diseño de investigación fue descriptivo no ...

  2. Sobre o papel da História

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    Maria de Lourdes Pinto de Almeida,

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, discute-se o papel da ciência da história. O conhecimento científico, desde a sua origem, tem se marcado por uma constante busca do rigor na compreensão da realidade. Ao demarcar seu espaço próprio, a ciência caracteriza-se sempre pela referência ao seu outro, a não ciência. A discussão em torno do estatuto da História exige algumas considerações em torno do regimento da ciência em geral. Contudo, uma análise do desenvolvimento da ciência nos mostra a sua historicidade, pois os seus critérios têm se transformado, sofrendo incrementos conforme as vicissitudes ou as marcas da temporalidade da interação humana. In this paper is analyzed the role of History as a science. Since his origin the scientific knowledge is preoccupied with a search of a rigour. For to demarcate his own space science concerned always for no-scientific-field. The discussion about the History’s epistemological statute demands some general considerations on science’s regiment. However science is a historical phenomenon. His criterions have been changed in accordance with vicissitudes or the marks of human interaction temporality.

  3. Papel da vitamina B12 na patogenia da mielose funicular

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    Horacio M. Canelas

    1965-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudada a absorção da vitamina B12 radioativa em 29 casos de mielose funicular. O diagnóstico baseou-se na clássica sintomatologia neu- rológica e na presença de acloridria gástrica e eventuais alterações hemato-lógicas. As manifestações neurológicas foram avaliadas de modo semiquan-titativo e correlacionadas com os resultados do teste de excreção urinária da vitamina B12. Não foi verificada correlação significante da absorção da vitamina B12, quer com a sintomatologia nuerológica total, quer com as síndromes periférica e funicular dorsal. Contudo, foi encontrada significante correlação negativa entre a síndrome piramidal e a absorção da vitamina B12. Os resultados são confrontados com o papel desempenhado pela vitamina B12 na síntese das bainhas de mielina e do ácido ribonuclêico, sendo salientada a importância dêste último para a vida das células nervosas e dos longos axônios.

  4. "Jornal papel": documento e dispositivo pedagógico

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    Guaracira Gouvêa

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Os jornais estão presentes na escola em diversas situações didáticas, reforçando o papel da leitura e da escrita como definidoras de uma cultura escolar. É nisso que se fundamenta a escolha do jornal impresso como objeto de estudo. Nosso foco voltou-se para a relação texto verbal escrito e texto imagético constitutiva dessa mídia nas seções dedicadas à divulgação da ciência, buscando compreender as relações entre esses textos, na formação de estruturas que explicitam determinados modelos de ciência e possibilitam o desenvolvimento de práticas educativas. Os jornais escolhidos foram os de grande circulação nacional, referentes ao período de 2006 a 2011. As leituras indicaram que a estrutura expressa na relação texto verbal e imagético tem marcadores no sentido de controlar a polissemia, mas em outros marcadores exploram possibilidades de diferentes leituras, encaminhando uma concepção de ciência afirmativa ou de ciência indagativa.

  5. Thioredoxin from Escherichia coli

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    Holmgren, A.; Ohlsson, I.; Grankvist, M.L.

    1978-01-01

    A competition radioimmunoassay for Escherichia coli thioredoxin using 125 I-labeled thioredoxin-S 2 and a double antibody technique was developed. The method permits determination of picomole amounts of thioredoxin in crude cell extracts and was used to study the localization of thioredoxin cell fractions. E. coli B was calculated to have approximately 10,000 copies of thioredoxin per cell mainly located in the soluble fraction after separation of the membrane and soluble fractions by gentle lysis and centrifugation. E. coli B tsnC mutants which are defective in the replication of phage T7 DNA in vivo and in vitro were examined for their content of thioredoxin. E. coli B tsnC 7004 contained no detectable level of thioredoxin in cell-free extracts examined under a variety of conditions. The results strongly suggest that tsnC 7004 is a nonsense or deletion mutant. Two other E. coli tsnC mutants, 7007 and 7008, contained detectable levels of thioredoxin in crude extracts as measured by thioredoxin reductase and gave similar immunoprecipitation reactions as the parent strain B/1. By radioimmunoassay incompletely cross-reacting material was present in both strains. These results show that tsnC 7007 and 7008 belong to a type of thioredoxin mutants with missence mutations in the thioredoxin gene affecting the function of thioredoxin as subunit in phage T7 DNA polymerase

  6. Papel das Yops secretadas por Yersinia sobre a resposta imune do hospedeiro

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    L. G.S. Monnazzi

    2009-01-01

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    O gênero Yersinia compreende três espécies patogênicas para humanos: Y. pestis , Y. enterocolitica e Y. pseudotuberculosis . A patogenicidade de Yersinia está ligada à presença do plasmideo de 70-kb (pYV que é comum às três espécies e codifica um sistema de secreção do tipo III e um conjunto de proteínas de virulência, incluindo aquelas conhecidas como Yops (Yersinia outer proteins, que são exportadas por este sistema quando as células do hospedeiro são infectadas pela bactéria. Duas Yops translocadoras (YopB e YopD se inserem na membrana plasmática e funcionam no transporte de seis efetoras (YopO, YopH, YopM, YopJ e YopT para o citosol da célula do hospedeiro. As Yops efetoras funcionam interferindo em múltiplas vias de sinalização da célula infectada. Como conseqüência, a resposta imune inata e adaptativa do hospedeiro fica afetada. Este trabalho enfoca o papel das Yops na modulação da resposta imune do hospedeiro. Palavras-chave: Yersinia ; Yops, fagocitose, citocinas, anticorpos.

  7. SERÁ O FIM DO PAPEL? OS AVANÇOS TECNOLÓGICOS E SEUS POSSÍVEIS IMPACTOS NO CONSUMO DE PAPEL

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    Fernando de Souza Meirelles

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho traçou estudos estatísticos entre o aumento do uso de Tecnologia de Informação (TI e o consumo de papel no mercado brasileiro, utilizando dados de vinte anos. Por meio da revisão bibliográfica e testes estatísticos, foi investigado se os investimentos corporativos em TI proporcionaram a redução do consumo de determinados tipos de papéis. Os resultados corroboram estudo anterior, desenvolvido por Moraes, Meirelles e Nacimiento (2010, no qual foi analisado um período de seis anos, indicando que o uso de TI não trouxe como benefício a redução do consumo de papel. Evidencia-se que os valores de investimentos em TI pelas empresas obtiveram correlação positiva com a queda no consumo de papel do tipo imprensa e escrita, indicando que, possivelmente, o acesso digital às informações reduziu a utilização de jornais impressos. Percebe-se também o aumento no consumo de outros tipos de papel, como o papel de impressão e embalagem, juntamente com os investimentos em TI. Dessa forma, pode-se deduzir que o fácil acesso a equipamentos de informática levaria à impressão de arquivos eletrônicos, bem como o aumento das vendas de equipamentos eletrônicos tenderia a aumentar a utilização do papel de embalagem.

  8. escherichia coli serotypes confirmed in experimental mammary ...

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  9. El papel de las redes sociales en la salud

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    Toledo Agua, María José; Cerezo Luque, Montserrat

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    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo principal de este trabajo es analizar y describir el uso de las redes sociales, y analizar sus pros y sus contras en la sanidad.

  10. PAPEL DEL DOCENTE EN LOS ENTORNOS VIRTUALES DE APRENDIZAJE

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    Liuska Martínez Noris

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda la necesidad del empleo de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC para un mejor desempeño en la actividad docente-educativa. La formación en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje constituye un importante tema de investigación en propuestas de innovación para la educación superior actual. Los resultados de esta investigación permiten identificar las diversas potencialidades de los usos pedagógicos y didácticos de las TIC como herramientas valiosas en los programas de formación. El papel del docente es fundamental al utilizar las TIC de manera creativa. Se deben adquirir habilidades y destrezas para orientar correctamente el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, estimulando así, la resolución de problemas y la construcción colaborativa del conocimiento.PALABRAS CLAVE: Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación; TIC; entornos virtuales de aprendizaje; construcción del conocimientoROLE OF TEACHERS IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS OF LEARNING  ABSTRACTThe present work approaches the necessity of the employment of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT for a better acting in the educational-educational activity. The formation in virtual environments of learning constitutes an important investigation topic in innovation proposals for the current superior education. The results of this investigation allow to identify the diverse potentialities of the pedagogic and didactic uses of the TIC like valuable tools in the formation programs. The role of teachers is fundamental when using the ICT in a creative way. Abilities and competences should be acquired to guide the learning of the students correctly, stimulating this way, the resolution of problems and the collaborative construction of the knowledge. KEYWORDS: Information and Communication Technologies; ITC; virtual environments of learning; construction of knowledge

  11. El papel del telespectador en los medios audiovisuales

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    Gloria Rosique Cedillo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Sin lugar a duda, el papel del telespectador ha tomado un matiz radicalmente distinto al que prevaleció durante décadas con la televisión analógica. A raíz de la entrada y convergencia con las nuevas tecnologías, el usuario ha podido comprobar su independencia creando su propia parrilla de programación, con opción a poder visionarla en cualquier momento, así como de experimentar una nueva faceta como productor y distribuidor de sus propios contenidos por Internet.Como resultado de la fusión de las tecnologías, se han hecho presentes nuevas herramientas de comunicación donde, si bien el espacio-tiempo ha dejado de ser prioritario, el poder de la imagen se ha perpetuado.Por otra parte la palabra escrita, que se encontraba eclipsada hasta hace unos años por el imperio de la imagen, ha resurgido a través de formas de expresión públicas como los llamados diarios electrónicos, mejor conocidos como ‘blogs’.Hoy en día el usuario de los medios ha podido comprobar las bondades de estas nuevas formas de comunicación pero también el uso amoral que el hombre puede hacer de ellas .En definitiva, la recepción audiovisual, el valor de los contenidos y el de la imagen en sí misma, han devenido y transformado al telespectador analógico en un usuario polivalente de los medios audiovisuales.

  12. Dietary N-Carbamylglutamate Supplementation Boosts Intestinal Mucosal Immunity in Escherichia coli Challenged Piglets.

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    Fengrui Zhang

    Full Text Available N-carbamylglutamate (NCG has been shown to enhance performance in neonatal piglets. However, few studies have demonstrated the effect of NCG on the intestinal mucosal barrier. This study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary NCG supplementation on intestinal mucosal immunity in neonatal piglets after an Escherichia coli (E. coli challenge. New-born piglets (4 d old were assigned randomly to one of four treatments (n = 7, including (I sham challenge, (II sham challenge +50 mg/kg NCG, (III E. coli challenge, and (IV E. coli challenge +50 mg/kg NCG. On d 8, pigs in the E. coli challenge groups (III and IV were orally challenged with 5 mL of E. coli K88 (10(8 CFU/mL, whereas pigs in the sham challenge groups (I and II were orally dosed with an equal volume of water. On d 13, all piglets were sacrificed, and samples were collected and examined. The results show that average daily gain in the E. coli challenged piglets (III and IV was decreased (PE.coli<0.05. However, it tended to be higher in the NCG treated piglets (II and IV. Ileum secretory IgA, as well as IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-4 and IL-10 in ileal homogenates, were increased in E. coli challenged piglets (III and IV. Similarly, ileum SIgA and IL-10 levels, and CD4(+ percentage in NCG treated piglets (II and IV were higher than no-NCG treated piglets (PNCG<0.05. However, the IL-2 level was only decreased in the piglets of E. coli challenge + NCG group (IV compared with E. coli challenge group (III (P<0.05. No change in the IL-2 level of the sham challenged piglets (III was observed. In conclusion, dietary NCG supplementation has some beneficial effects on intestinal mucosal immunity in E. coli challenged piglets, which might be associated with stimulated lymphocyte proliferation and cytokine synthesis. Our findings have an important implication that NCG may be used to reduce diarrhea in neonatal piglets.

  13. Distribution of Diverse Escherichia coli between Cattle and Pasture.

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    NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Seale, Tarren; Flint, Toby; Nepal, Madhav; Venter, Stephanus N; Brözel, Volker S

    2017-09-27

    Escherichia coli is widely considered to not survive for extended periods outside the intestines of warm-blooded animals; however, recent studies demonstrated that E. coli strains maintain populations in soil and water without any known fecal contamination. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the niche partitioning of E. coli occurs between cattle and their pasture. We attempted to clarify whether E. coli from bovine feces differs phenotypically and genotypically from isolates maintaining a population in pasture soil over winter. Soil, bovine fecal, and run-off samples were collected before and after the introduction of cattle to the pasture. Isolates (363) were genotyped by uidA and mutS sequences and phylogrouping, and evaluated for curli formation (Rough, Dry, And Red, or RDAR). Three types of clusters emerged, viz. bovine-associated, clusters devoid of cattle isolates and representing isolates endemic to the pasture environment, and clusters with both. All isolates clustered with strains of E. coli sensu stricto, distinct from the cryptic species Clades I, III, IV, and V. Pasture soil endemic and bovine fecal populations had very different phylogroup distributions, indicating niche partitioning. The soil endemic population was largely comprised of phylogroup B1 and had a higher average RDAR score than other isolates. These results indicate the existence of environmental E. coli strains that are phylogenetically distinct from bovine fecal isolates, and that have the ability to maintain populations in the soil environment.

  14. PAPEL DE LA CONFIANZA en las relaciones entre organizaciones

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    Irene Juana Guillén Mondragón

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente documento es analizar las definiciones y la importancia de la confianza para crear relaciones de cooperación entre organizaciones de naturaleza distinta. Se hace referencia a los modelos de organización dominantes para acercarnos a los nuevos mecanismos de regulación social propuestos por la sociología para tratar la organización, debido a que en el contexto actual las nuevas concepciones de la organización del trabajo han promovido en las organizaciones formas distintas de competir en el mercado. Procesos de cambio que obligan a las organizaciones a construir una nueva identidad y a renovar los contratos psicológicos con sus integrantes. La noción de confianza ha sido llevada del ámbito social al organizacional con la finalidad de lograr acuerdos entre organizaciones y al mismo tiempo lograr el compromiso de los integrantes de tales entidades. Para que estas puedan funcionar bajo este marco de transformaciones requieren de relaciones de colaboración regidas por la  confianza; relaciones que se dan en los niveles individual, dentro de la organización, entre organizaciones e institucionalmente. Los diferentes niveles de confianza están presentes en las relaciones que entablan los individuos, tanto dentro de la organización como en su entorno. Algunas de las reflexiones en torno a esta problemática nos llevan a pensar que el papel de la confianza es dinámico e incide en la transferencia y el intercambio de conocimientos, técnicas y procedimientos científicos, tecnologías, productos, capitales, entre otros. Además, las relaciones fundadas en la confianza requieren de la suspensión del propio interés, en beneficio de unaorientación colectiva (Mangematin y Thuderoz, 2003. Sin embargo, también se reconoce que con todo y la posibilidad que el hombre tiene de deliberar y de generar confianza, es evidente que entre los hombres prevalecen tanto la confianza calculada como los deseos de altruismo para entrar

  15. O papel do biólogo no gerenciamento do perigo aviário em aeroportos = The role of biologist in airport bird hazard management

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    Bezerra, George Christian Linhares

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A segurança operacional da aviação demanda o gerenciamento do perigo aviário. A maior parte dos eventos de colisão entre aves e aeronaves ocorre nas proximidades dos aeroportos, o que está relacionado à menor altitude de voo e concentração de aves devido a fatores atrativos. O artigo foca o papel do profissional de ciências biológicas no processo de gerenciamento do perigo aviário em aeroportos, tendo como objetivo descrever as atividades por ele executadas. A pesquisa consistiu de revisão da literatura, identificação da regulamentação aplicável e as práticas adotadas e, através de estudo de caso realizado em aeroporto localizado na região amazônica, foi possível coletar informações de interesse para a pesquisa. Os resultados apontam que o biólogo atua especificamente na identificação do perigo, identificando focos de atração de aves, espécies presentes e hábitos de comportamento. Além disso, assessora a avaliação de risco com informações sobre a probabilidade da ocorrência de colisões e sobre a gravidade das suas consequências

  16. Mechanisms of the radioprotective effect of cysteamine in Escherichia coli

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    Korystov, Yu.N.; Vexler, F.B.

    1988-01-01

    The values of the oxygen effect (m) and the maximal protective effect of cysteamine (DMF*) were estimated for four Escherichia coli strains: AB1157 (wild type), AB1886 (uvrA), AB2463 (recA), and p3478 (polA). A correlation made between DMF* and m as well as the kinetics of the increase of DMF with oxygen depletion showed that the protective effect of cysteamine is realized by three mechanisms: (i) anoxia achieved by oxygen reduction, with the DMF varying from 2.2 to 4.2 for different E. coli strains (this protection is the major contribution to the entire mechanism); (ii) lowering of the indirect radiation effect; i.e., for 50 mM cysteamine DMF does not exceed 1.1; and (iii) increase of the efficiency of enzymatic repair. The latter effect of cysteamine is registered only with the wild-type E. coli, the DMF being not less than 1.4

  17. PART I. ESCHERICHIA COLI

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    Sanaa Mahdi Oraibi

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    Full Text Available The presence of Escherichia coli in the air of facilities involved in management and composting of post-slaughter poultry wastes in selected plants of West Western Pomerania region was studied. Measurements were made on four dates in a variety of weather conditions during the year. The study was conducted at 5 objects that differ in the type of waste and the degree of preparation for composting. These were: chemical treatment and preliminary processing plant, liquid wastes reservoir, platform for preparation of materials for composting, storage of biological sediments, and composting facility. Measurement of bacteria count was carried out in accordance with the applicable procedures on selective chromogenic TBX medium. The assays revealed the presence of E. coli at all test objects, but not always on all measurement dates. It has been shown that the presence of E. coli was from 20 to 3047 CFU∙m-3 of air, although the largest quantities were most frequently detected in the air of the building for post-slaughter waste pre-treatment in chemical treatment plant.

  18. O papel do escravo em Aristóteles e Hegel

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    Nicuia, Eurico Jorge

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    A presente dissertação tem por objetivo analisar o papel do escravo em Aristóteles e em Hegel, tendo presente os contextos histórico-filosóficos da escravidão no primeiro capítulo; bem como a abordagem filosófica da escravidão em Aristóteles e em Hegel no segundo capítulo; finalmente, debruçar-se-á sobre o papel do escravo nos dois filósofos, no terceiro capítulo onde destacamos os seguintes: i) doméstico, o único papel descrito por Aristóteles porque o escravo não participava de outras ativi...

  19. Enfermedad diarreica aguda por Escherichia coli patógenas en Colombia

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    Gómez-Duarte, Oscar G.

    2014-01-01

    Resumen Las cepas de E. coli patógenas intestinales son causas importantes de la enfermedad diarreica aguda (EDA) en niños menores de 5 años en América Latina, África y Asia y están asociadas a alta mortalidad en niños en las comunidades más pobres de África y el Sudeste Asiático. Estudios sobre el papel de las E. coli patógenas intestinales en la EDA infantil en Colombia y otros países de América Latina son limitados debido a la carencia de ensayos para detección de estos patógenos en los laboratorios clínicos de centros de salud. Estudios recientes han reportado la detección de E. coli patógenas intestinales en Colombia, siendo la E. coli enterotoxigénica la cepa más frecuentemente asociada a diarrea en niños menores de 5 años. Otros patógenos detectados en estos pacientes incluyen las E. coli enteroagregativa, enteropatógena, productora de toxina Shiga, y de adherencia difusa. Con base en estudios que reportan la presencia de E. coli productora de toxina Shiga y E. coli enteroagregativa en carnes y vegetales en supermercados, se cree que productos alimentarios contaminados contribuyen a la transmisión de estos patógenos y a la infección del huésped susceptible. Más estudios son necesarios para evaluar los mecanismos de transmisión, el impacto en la epidemiologia de la EDA, y las pautas de manejo y prevención de estos patógenos que afectan la población pediátrica en Colombia. PMID:25491457

  20. Secagem convectiva de papel reciclado com incorporação de corantes naturais

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    Néstor David López González

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    Resumo: O papel está presente em muitas das atividades do cotidiano que vão desde usos sanitários, passando pelas embalagens até fins educativos. Este material que teve sua origem há quase 2000 anos, continua sua evolução na procura de alternativas limpas para seu reaproveitamento. Novos processos de reciclagem, secagem e a incorporação de materiais alternativos para melhorar as propriedades do papel fazem desta área de pesquisa a base para a criação de novas tecnologias e produtos com apelo ...

  1. Antithrombin III blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003661.htm Antithrombin III blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... a protein that helps control blood clotting. A blood test can determine the amount of AT III present ...

  2. ANIMAL ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

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    Dubreuil, J. Daniel; Isaacson, Richard E.; Schifferli, Dieter M.

    2016-01-01

    Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the most common cause of E. coli diarrhea in farm animals. ETEC are characterized by the ability to produce two types of virulence factors; adhesins that promote binding to specific enterocyte receptors for intestinal colonization and enterotoxins responsible for fluid secretion. The best-characterized adhesins are expressed in the context of fimbriae, such as the F4 (also designated K88), F5 (K99), F6 (987P), F17 and F18 fimbriae. Once established in the animal small intestine, ETEC produces enterotoxin(s) that lead to diarrhea. The enterotoxins belong to two major classes; heat-labile toxin that consist of one active and five binding subunits (LT), and heat-stable toxins that are small polypeptides (STa, STb, and EAST1). This chapter describes the disease and pathogenesis of animal ETEC, the corresponding virulence genes and protein products of these bacteria, their regulation and targets in animal hosts, as well as mechanisms of action. Furthermore, vaccines, inhibitors, probiotics and the identification of potential new targets identified by genomics are presented in the context of animal ETEC. PMID:27735786

  3. Repair replication in permeabilized Escherichia coli

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    Masker, W.E.; Simon, T.J.; Hanawalt, P.C.

    1975-01-01

    We have examined the modes of DNA synthesis in Escherichia coli strains made permeable to nucleoside triphosphates by treatment with toluene. In this quasi in vitro system, polymerase-I-deficient mutants exhibit a nonconservative mode of synthesis with properties expected for the resynthesis step of excision-repair. This uv-stimulated DNA synthesis can be performed by either DNA polymerase II or III and it also requires the uvrA gene product. It requires the four deoxynucleoside triphosphates; but, in contrast to the semiconservative mode, the ATP requirement can be partially satisfied by other nucleoside triphosphates. The ATP-dependent recBC nuclease is not involved. The observed uv-stimulated mode of DNA synthesis may be part of an alternate excision-repair mechanism which supplements or complements DNA-polymerase-I-dependent repair in vivo

  4. Occurrence of adhesin-encoding operons in Escherichia coli isolated from breeders with salpingitis and chicks with omphalitis Ocorrência de operons codificadores de adesinas em Escherichia coli isolada de aves reprodutoras com salpingite e de pintinhos com onfalite

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    Terezinha Knöbl

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    Full Text Available The occurrence of fim, pap and sfa operons in Escherichia coli isolated from breeders with salpingitis and chicks with omphalitis was evaluated. Analysis of 100 E. coli isolates, by colony hybridization tests, showed that 78 (78% were fim+, one (1% was sfa+, seven (7% were fim+ associated with pap+, eigth (8% were fim+ and sfa+, one (1% was fim+pap+sfa+ and five (5% isolates did not hybridize with any probe. These results suggest that fim adhesion-encoding operon plays an important role in pathogenesis of E. coli infection in chickens with salpingitis and omphalitis.Ocorrência dos operons fim, pap e sfa em amostras de Escherichia coli isoladas de reprodutoras com salpingite e pintinhos com onfalite foi avaliada. A análise de 100 amostras através dos testes de hibridização de colônia mostrou que 78 (78% amostras eram fim+, uma (1% era sfa+, sete (7% eram fim+ associada a pap+, oito (8% eram fim+ e uma (1% era fim+pap+sfa+ e cinco (5% amostras não hibridizaram com nenhuma sonda. Estes resultados sugerem que o operon fim pode ter um importante papel na patogenia da infecção de Escherichia coli em reprodutoras com salpingite e pintinhos com onfalite.

  5. Asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strains

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    Hancock, Viktoria; Nielsen, E.M.; Klemm, Per

    2006-01-01

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect millions of people each year. Escherichia coli is the most common organism associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) in humans. Persons affected by ABU may carry a particular E. coli strain for extended periods of time without any symptoms. In contrast...... to uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) that cause symptomatic UTI, very little is known about the mechanisms by which these strains colonize the urinary tract. Here, we have investigated the growth characteristics in human urine as well as adhesin repertoire of nine ABU strains; the ability of ABU strains to compete...

  6. Chromosomal features of Escherichia coli serotype O2:K2, an avian pathogenic E. coli

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    Jørgensen, Steffen L; Kudirkiene, Egle; Li, Lili

    2017-01-01

    Escherichia coli causing infection outside the gastrointestinal system are referred to as extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli. Avian pathogenic E. coli is a subgroup of extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli and infections due to avian pathogenic E. coli have major impact on poultry production econo...

  7. Genetic Attributes of E. coli Isolates from Chlorinated Drinking Water.

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    Blyton, Michaela D J; Gordon, David M

    2017-01-01

    Escherichia coli, is intimately associated with both human health and water sanitation. E. coli isolates from water can either be (i) host associated commensals, indicating recent faecal contamination; (ii) diarrheal pathogens or (iii) extra-intestinal pathogens that pose a direct health risk; or (iv) free-living. In this study we genetically characterised 28 E. coli isolates obtained from treated drinking water in south eastern Australia to ascertain their likely source. We used full genome sequencing to assign the isolates to their phylogenetic group and multi-locus sequence type. The isolates were also screened in silico for several virulence genes and genes involved in acquired antibiotic resistance. The genetic characteristics of the isolates indicated that four isolates were likely human pathogens. However, these isolates were not detected in sufficient numbers to present a health risk to the public. An additional isolate was a human associated strain. Nine isolates were water associated free-living strains that were unlikely to pose a health risk. Only 14% of the isolates belonged to the host associated phylogenetic group (B2) and only a single isolate had any antibiotic resistance genes. This suggests that the primary source of the drinking water E. coli isolates may not have been recent human faecal contamination.

  8. Genetic Attributes of E. coli Isolates from Chlorinated Drinking Water.

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    Michaela D J Blyton

    Full Text Available Escherichia coli, is intimately associated with both human health and water sanitation. E. coli isolates from water can either be (i host associated commensals, indicating recent faecal contamination; (ii diarrheal pathogens or (iii extra-intestinal pathogens that pose a direct health risk; or (iv free-living. In this study we genetically characterised 28 E. coli isolates obtained from treated drinking water in south eastern Australia to ascertain their likely source. We used full genome sequencing to assign the isolates to their phylogenetic group and multi-locus sequence type. The isolates were also screened in silico for several virulence genes and genes involved in acquired antibiotic resistance. The genetic characteristics of the isolates indicated that four isolates were likely human pathogens. However, these isolates were not detected in sufficient numbers to present a health risk to the public. An additional isolate was a human associated strain. Nine isolates were water associated free-living strains that were unlikely to pose a health risk. Only 14% of the isolates belonged to the host associated phylogenetic group (B2 and only a single isolate had any antibiotic resistance genes. This suggests that the primary source of the drinking water E. coli isolates may not have been recent human faecal contamination.

  9. Caracterización y eliminación de la materia disuelta y coloidal en la fabricación de papel reciclado

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    Miranda Carreño, Rubén

    2008-01-01

    La creciente utilización del papel recuperado como materia prima para la fabricación de papel implica la necesidad de extender los límites actuales del reciclado de papel. En este sentido, la optimización del proceso de fabricación para eliminar al máximo los contaminantes y fabricar así papel reciclado de mayor calidad con un papel recuperado cuya calidad disminuye con el tiempo, es la clave para que este sector industrial siga siendo competitivo. Por tanto, el objetivo de esta tesis doctora...

  10. Lactoferrin and lactoferrin chimera inhibit damage caused by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in HEp-2 cells

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    Flores-Villaseñor, H.; Canizalez-Román, A.; de la Garza, M.; Nazmi, K.; Bolscher, J.G.M.; Leon-Sicairos, N.

    2012-01-01

    Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is an important cause of infant diarrhea in developing countries. It produces a characteristic intestinal histopathological lesion on enterocytes known as ‘attaching and effacing’ (A/E), and these two steps are mediated by a type-III secretory system. In the

  11. Tir Is Essential for the Recruitment of Tks5 to Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Pedestals

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    Jensen, Helene Halkjær; Pedersen, Hans Nymand; Stenkjær, Eva

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is a bacterial pathogen that infects the epithelial lining of the small intestine and causes diarrhea. Upon attachment to the intestinal epithe- lium, EPEC uses a Type III Secretion System to inject its own high affinity receptor Translo- cated in...

  12. El papel de la Universidad en la divulgación de la cultura

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la Universidad Pública mexicana ha perdido su papel de protagonista de la cultura nacional. Debemos recuperarlo, pues aunque son grandes los problemas por los que atraviesa el sistema educativo nacional, no es tarde ni todo está perdido. Podemos recobrar el papel que históricamente la Universidad desplegó. Para ello, debemos ir paso a paso, fincando una estructura firme y sólida desde los espacios más próximos a nosotros. El compromiso social de la Universidad queda establecido. Debe orientar a la sociedad y, como producto de ella, allegarse de sus inquietudes y problemas, de sus avances y rezagos, para lo cual, el fortalecimiento y la promoción permanente de la divulgación de la cultura son tareas fundamentales

  13. El papel del parlamento español en la democracia de partidos

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    Eva Sáenz Royo

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available El papel que cumplen las Cortes españolas viene definido por el artículo 66 de nuestra Constitución cuando señala como sus principales funciones la representativa, legislativa, presupuestaria y de control al Gobierno. No obstante, quizás sea éste una de las cuestiones constitucionales, la de las funciones de las Cortes, donde existe mayor contraste entre el análisis jurídico y la realidad política. En estas páginas se trata de analizar las mutaciones que nuestro sistema de partidos ha provocado en las funciones asignadas constitucionalmente a las Cortes Españolas y conocer el papel real que hoy desempeña en España el Parlamento y sus miembros. Tras enmarcar la cuestión del papel del Parlamento en la historia constitucional europea, se analizan los elementos electorales de la Constitución española de 1978 que explican la dinámica partidista de las Cortes, para a continuación tratar de responder en qué medida puede afirmarse que las mismas «representan al pueblo español», ejercen la potestad legislativa y presupuestaria o controlan al Gobierno. Veremos cómo el protagonismo adquirido de los partidos políticos en nuestro sistema parlamentario ha desvirtuado en gran medida dichas funciones y les ha dotado de nuevas funcionalidades. Finalmente proponemos posibles reformas que hagan más acorde el funcionamiento interno del Parlamento con el papel real que el mismo juega.

  14. Predictores familiares de la violencia filio-parental: el papel de la disciplina familiar

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    Izaskun Ibabe

    2015-01-01

    La violencia filio-parental es un problema social cualitativamente diferente a otros tipos de violencia familiar, porque los adolescentes dirigen la violencia hacia quienes debieran representar la autoridad y proporcionarles bienestar. El objetivo principal de este estudio era analizar el papel de las relaciones paternofiliales y la disciplina familiar en el desarrollo de conductas violentas y prosociales de los adolescentes hacia sus padres. En el estudio participaron 585 hijos/as (48% varon...

  15. Papel de los anticuerpos en la protección contra micobacterium tuberculosis

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    Nesty Olivares

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Convencionalmente se asume que la defensa del hospedero contra Mycobacterium tuberculosis se basa en los mecanismos de inmunidad celular exclusivamente y se descarta el papel de los anticuerpos en la protección. En este trabajo se analizan evidencias recientes que retan este dogma y sugieren la importancia de considerar la manipulación de la respuesta inmune humoral como una alternativa en la investigación de vacunas contra la tuberculosis.

  16. Extracto acuoso de Lepidium meyenii Walp (maca y su papel como adaptógeno, en un modelo animal de resistencia física

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    Silvia Suárez

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El Lepidium meyenii Walp (maca es una raíz andina del Perú, utilizada como alimento por su valor nutricional y propiedades etnomedicinales; es parte de la medicina tradicional. Objetivos: Evaluar el papel de adaptógeno del extracto acuoso de maca amarilla sobre las enzimas del tejido muscular en un modelo animal de resistencia física y estrés oxidativo. Diseño: Experimental. Institución: Centro de Investigación de Bioquímica y Nutrición, Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM, Lima, Perú. Material biológico: Extracto acuoso de la maca amarilla y ratas macho recién destetados. Intervenciones: Administración del extracto acuoso de la maca amarilla en ratas macho recién destetados, distribuidos en cuatro grupos: (I, de control, (II 0,4 mg de maca/g de peso (III 0,8 mg de maca/g de peso y (IV, 1,2 mg de maca/g de peso. El extracto acuoso fue administrado por cánula orogástrica. Se realizó un control de los pesos. Se aplicó la prueba de nado forzado después de 30 días de tratamiento. Los animales fueron sacrificados y se preparó homogenizado de músculo al 10%. Principales medidas de resultados: Actividad de las enzimas superóxido dismutasa (SOD, catalasa (CAT y lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH; y, como indicador de proceso oxidativo, se midió la peroxidación lipídica (TBARS. Resultados: El rendimiento en la prueba de resistencia fue la siguiente: (I 7,09 min; (II 11,25 min; (III 11,27 min; (IV 12,71 min, respectivamente. Las actividades enzimáticas de los grupos I, II, III y IV fueron: SOD (U/mL 36,6, 18,2, 17,2 y 18,2; CAT (U/L 18,6, 16,5, 13,4 y 10,3; y LDH (U/mL 11,6, 6,5, 6,0 y 5,8. TBARS (umol/g tejido: 5,82, 7,15, 4,11 y 4,06. Conclusiones: La administración del extracto acuoso de maca amarilla favorece la respuesta del organismo a una situación estresante y físicamente extenuante, lo que correspondería al papel de un adaptógeno.

  17. Persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in dairy fermentation systems.

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    Dineen, S S; Takeuchi, K; Soudah, J E; Boor, K J

    1998-12-01

    We examined (i) the persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 as a postpasteurization contaminant in fermented dairy products; (ii) the ability of E. coli O157:H7 strains with and without the general stress regulatory protein, RpoS, to compete with commercial starter cultures in fermentation systems; and (iii) the survival of E. coli O157:H7 in the yogurt production process. In commercial products inoculated with 10(3) CFU/ml, E. coli O157:H7 was recovered for up to 12 days in yogurt (pH 4.0), 28 days in sour cream (pH 4.3), and at levels > 10(2) CFU/ml at 35 days in buttermilk (pH 4.1). For the starter culture competition trials, the relative inhibition of E. coli O157:H7 in the experimental fermentation systems was, in decreasing order, thermophilic culture mixture, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus R110 alone, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis D280 alone, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris D62 alone, and Streptococcus thermophilus C90 alone showing the least inhibition. Recovery of the rpoS mutant was lower than recovery of its wild-type parent by 72 h or earlier in the presence of individual starter cultures. No E. coli O157:H7 were recovered after the curd formation step in yogurt manufactured with milk inoculated with 10(5) CFU/ml. Our results show that (i) postprocessing entry of E. coli O157:H7 into fermented dairy products represents a potential health hazard; (ii) commercial starter cultures differ in their ability to reduce E. coli O157:H7 CFU numbers in fermentation systems; and (iii) the RpoS protein appears to most effectively contribute to bacterial survival in the presence of conditions that are moderately lethal to the cell.

  18. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Markers and Phenotypes among Fecal E. coli Isolates Collected from Nicaraguan Infants ▿

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    Reyes, Daniel; Vilchez, Samuel; Paniagua, Margarita; Colque-Navarro, Patricia; Weintraub, Andrej; Möllby, Roland; Kühn, Inger

    2010-01-01

    We analyzed the prevalence of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) markers and common phenotypes in 2,164 E. coli isolates from 282 DEC-positive samples. Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) were very diverse and were not correlated with diarrhea. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) estA and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) belonged to a few phenotypes and were significantly correlated with diarrhea.

  19. Metallothionein (MT)-III

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    Carrasco, J; Giralt, M; Molinero, A

    1999-01-01

    Metallothionein-III is a low molecular weight, heavy-metal binding protein expressed mainly in the central nervous system. First identified as a growth inhibitory factor (GIF) of rat cortical neurons in vitro, it has subsequently been shown to be a member of the metallothionein (MT) gene family...... injected rats. The specificity of the antibody was also demonstrated in immunocytochemical studies by the elimination of the immunostaining by preincubation of the antibody with brain (but not liver) extracts, and by the results obtained in MT-III null mice. The antibody was used to characterize...... the putative differences between the rat brain MT isoforms, namely MT-I+II and MT-III, in the freeze lesion model of brain damage, and for developing an ELISA for MT-III suitable for brain samples. In the normal rat brain, MT-III was mostly present primarily in astrocytes. However, lectin staining indicated...

  20. Photoreactivating enzyme from Escherichia coli

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    Snapka, R.M.; Fuselier, C.O.

    1977-01-01

    Escherichia coli photoreactivating enzyme (PRE) has been purified in large amounts from an E.coli strain lysogenic for a defective lambda bacteriophage carrying the phr gene. The resulting enzyme had a pH optimum of 7.2 and an ionic strength optimum of 0.18. It consisted of an apoprotein and cofactor, both of which were necessary for catalytic activity. The apoprotein had a monomer molecular weight of 35,200 and showed stable aggregates under denaturing conditions. The amino acid analysis of the E.coli enzyme was very similar to that of the photoreactivating enzyme from orchid seedlings (Cattelya aurantiaca). Both had arginine at the amino terminus. The cofactor, like the holoenzyme, showed absorption, magnetic circular dichroism, and emission properties indicative of an adenine moiety. Although the isolated enzyme had an action spectrum which peaked at about 360 nm, neither the cofactor, apoenzyme nor holoenzyme showed any detectable absorption between 300 and 400 nm. (author)

  1. Photoreactivating enzyme from Escherichia coli

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    Snapka, R M; Fuselier, C O [California Univ., Irvine (USA)

    1977-05-01

    Escherichia coli photoreactivating enzyme (PRE) has been purified in large amounts from an E.coli strain lysogenic for a defective lambda bacteriophage carrying the phr gene. The resulting enzyme had a pH optimum of 7.2 and an ionic strength optimum of 0.18. It consisted of an apoprotein and cofactor, both of which were necessary for catalytic activity. The apoprotein had a monomer molecular weight of 35,200 and showed stable aggregates under denaturing conditions. The amino acid analysis of the E.coli enzyme was very similar to that of the photoreactivating enzyme from orchid seedlings (Cattelya aurantiaca). Both had arginine at the amino terminus. The cofactor, like the holoenzyme, showed absorption, magnetic circular dichroism, and emission properties indicative of an adenine moiety. Although the isolated enzyme had an action spectrum which peaked at about 360 nm, neither the cofactor, apoenzyme nor holoenzyme showed any detectable absorption between 300 and 400 nm.

  2. NNDSS - Table III. Tuberculosis

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table III. Tuberculosis - 2018.This Table includes total number of cases reported in the United States, by region and by states, in accordance with the...

  3. NNDSS - Table III. Tuberculosis

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table III. Tuberculosis - 2017.This Table includes total number of cases reported in the United States, by region and by states, in accordance with the...

  4. Workshop 96. Part III

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    Part III of the proceedings contain 155 contributions in various fields of science and technology including nuclear engineering, environmental science, and biomedical engineering. Out of these, 10 were selected to be inputted in INIS. (P.A.).

  5. Workshop 96. Part III

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    Part III of the proceedings contain 155 contributions in various fields of science and technology including nuclear engineering, environmental science, and biomedical engineering. Out of these, 10 were selected to be inputted in INIS. (P.A.)

  6. Expression in E. coli systems

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    Krogsdam, Anne-M; Kristiansen, Karsten; Nøhr, Jane

    2003-01-01

    intracellularly in soluble form. In E. coli, proteins containing disulfide bonds are best produced by secretion because the disulfide forming foldases reside in the periplasm. Likewise, a correct N-terminus is more likely to be obtained upon secretion. Moreover, potentially toxic proteins are more likely......Owing to cost advantage, speed of production, and often high product yield (up to 50% of total cell protein), expression in Escherichia coli is generally the first choice when attempting to express a recombinant protein. Expression systems exist to produce recombinant protein intracellularly...

  7. Experimental evolution of E. coli

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    Zhang, Mengshi

    The evolution from unicellular to multicellular behavior is an essential step in the history of life. Our aim is to investigate the emergence of collective behavior in the model organism Escherichia coli (E. coli) and its selection advantages, such as better utilization of public goods. Our preliminary results suggest that the evolution of collective behavior may be a natural response to stressed conditions. Mailing address: Room 306 Science Centre North Block, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong SAR. Phone: +852-3943-6354. Fax: +852-2603-5204. E-mail: mengshi0928@gmail.com.

  8. Efecto sinérgico del aceite esencial de Origanum vulgare a la Gentamicina en cultivos de Escherichia coli.

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    Luis Chávez Torres

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El presente trabajo tuvo como propósito determinar el efecto sinérgico antibacteriano entre el aceite esencial de Origanum vulgare y la Gentamicina en aislados de Escherichia coli. Diseño: Estudio experimental Lugar: Centro Latinoamericano de Enseñanza e Investigación en Bacteriología Alimentaria (CLEIBA Participantes: Placas Petri conteniendo E. Coli ATCC 25922, aceite esencial de orégano y Gentamicina. Intervenciones: Se aplicó el método de Kirby Bauer (discos de difusión en 20 placas Petri. Se aisló la cepa Escherichia coli ATCC 25922. El grupo Experimental fue tratado con discos de papel filtro, embebidos con Gentamicina y aceite esencial de orégano al 75%; mientras que el grupo Control, con discos de Gentamicina sola. Se realizó la medición de los halos y se registraron los datos. Principales medidas de resultados: Se evaluó el diámetro de los halos de inhibición Resultados: Los halos de inhibición del grupo Experimental resultaron 22,375 mm., mayores que los del grupo Control (20,75 mm. La prueba T determinó que la diferencia era estadísticamente significativa, p = 0,001 (p < 0,05. Conclusiones: Existe un efecto sinérgico antibacteriano in vitro entre el aceite esencial de Origanum vulgare y la gentamicina en E. coli.

  9. EFECTO SINÉRGICO DEL ACEITE ESENCIAL DE Origanum vulgare A LA GENTAMICINA EN CULTIVOS DE Escherichia coli.

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    Luis Chávez Torres

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El presente trabajo tuvo como propósito determinar el efecto sinérgico antibacteriano entre el aceite esencial de Origanum vulgare y la Gentamicina en aislados de Escherichia coli. Diseño: Estudio experimental Lugar: Centro Latinoamericano de Enseñanza e Investigación en Bacteriología Alimentaria (CLEIBA Participantes: Placas Petri conteniendo E. Coli ATCC 25922, aceite esencial de orégano y Gentamicina. Intervenciones: Se aplicó el método de Kirby Bauer (discos de difusión en 20 placas Petri. Se aisló la cepa Escherichia coli ATCC 25922. El grupo Experimental fue tratado con discos de papel filtro, embebidos con Gentamicina y aceite esencial de orégano al 75%; mientras que el grupo Control, con discos de Gentamicina sola. Se realizó la medición de los halos y se registraron los datos. Principales medidas de resultados: Se evaluó el diámetro de los halos de inhibición Resultados: Los halos de inhibición del grupo Experimental resultaron 22,375 mm., mayores que los del grupo Control (20,75 mm. La prueba T determinó que la diferencia era estadísticamente significativa, p = 0,001 (p < 0,05. Conclusiones: Existe un efecto sinérgico antibacteriano in vitro entre el aceite esencial de Origanum vulgare y la gentamicina en E. coli.

  10. The oxygen effect in E. coli cells

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    Myasnik, M.N.; Skvortsov, V.G.; Sokolov, V.A.

    1982-01-01

    In experiments on E. coli strains deficient in some stages of DNA repair from radiation damages, it was demonstrated that the value of the oxygen effect, under optimal conditions for manifestation thereof, decreases in the following order: E. coli WP2 (the wild type) → E. coli WP2 exr - and E. coli B → E. coli WP2 uvr A6 → E. coli WP2 rec Al and E. coli WP2 hcr - exr - . It was detected that 0.14 M NaCl solution sensitizes the anoxic cells of some E. coli strains to the effect of γ-radiation. It was established that mutation of the uvr A-gene increases sharply the sensitivity of cells to iradiation under the anoxic conditions in the presence of NaCl, the reverse'' oxygen effect being observed

  11. O Papel da Psicoterapia de Grupo na Formação do Residente em Psiquiatria

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar o papel da psicoterapia de grupo na formação do residente em psiquiatria do Programa de Residência Médica em Psiquiatria da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo exploratório com abordagem qualitativa em educação médica. Os dados foram coletados por meio de relatórios descritivos e entrevistas semiestruturadas, submetidas à análise de conteúdo temático-categorial. Emergiram da análise dos dados duas categorias: as ações educativas do ensino da psicoterapia de grupo e as ações sociais do ensino da psicoterapia de grupo. Na análise da primeira categoria, obtivemos cinco subcategorias: relação médico-paciente, aprendizagem cognitiva, aprendizagem afetiva, diálogo interdisciplinar e desenvolvimento pessoal. Na segunda categoria, obtivemos duas subcategorias: socialização e encontro. Conclui-se que o ensino da psicoterapia de grupo tem papel educativo, pois contribui com a inovação dos cenários de prática, possibilitando mudanças na relação médico residente-paciente e consolidando o conceito ampliado de saúde na perspectiva da integralidade. Revela também seu papel social, pois contribui para uma aproximação sociointerativa entre preceptor-residente-grupo.

  12. Papel da motivação na aprendizagem de um instrumento

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    Cardoso, Francisco

    2007-01-01

    Este artigo pretende fazer realçar o papel da motivação num contexto específico: a aprendizagem de um instrumento numa escola de ensino especializado. Dada a complexidade dos processos e das competências envolvidas na aprendizagem instrumental é essencial que os professores desenvolvam uma atitude pedagógica que leve os alunos a sentir-se motivados. As teorias da motivação já são objecto de estudo há largas décadas, mas apenas recentemente tem sido estudado o impacto dessas teorias para a apr...

  13. Papel del estrés en la intensidad de los síntomas SII

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    Pletikosic, Sanda; Tkalčić, Mladenka

    2016-01-01

    Síndrome del intestino irritable se considera un trastorno biopsicosocial, el resultado de la combinación compleja de factores predisponentes, precipitantes y perpetuos. Rasgos de personalidad, estado afectivo y estrés son algunos de los factores relevantes que contribuyen a la calidad de vida más baja y la exacerbación sintomática de los pacientes con SII. Para examinar el papel del estrés en la exacerbación sintomática de SII, el objetivo de este estudio era explorar la relación entre los a...

  14. El proceso de duelo en las familias: Papel de enfermería

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    Gómez Baladrón, Isaac

    2016-01-01

    Trabajo fin de grado en enfermería Introducción: la muerte de un ser querido conlleva como respuesta la elaboración del duelo. Esta pérdida acarrea importantes consecuencias a nivel familiar. Por otro lado, la conceptualización de la muerte en la sociedad occidental nos ha conducido a un ocultamiento de la misma, complicando la elaboración de un duelo de manera satisfactoria. Objetivo: mostrar cuál es el papel enfermero en la atención a las familias en duelo así como la importancia de u...

  15. Papel de las células nkt invariantes en la respuesta inmune anti-viral

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    Román, Alejandro; Rugeles, María Teresa; Montoya, Carlos Julio

    2006-01-01

    Las células T asesinas naturales con receptor de células T invariante y restringidas por la molécula CD1d (iNKT) son un subgrupo de linfocitos con potente actividad inmunorreguladora; su respuesta casi inmediata y la capacidad de producir citoquinas tanto Th1 como Th2 son factores determinantes en el desarrollo de la respuesta inmune innata y adaptativa. El papel fisiológico de las células iNKT se ha documentado ampliamente en la respuesta anti-tumoral, el desarrollo de la tolerancia en los ó...

  16. O papel do Chief Financial Officer no contexto empresarial : o caso do Grupo NORS

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    São Pedro, Nuno Ricardo Marques

    2017-01-01

    A posição do Chief Financial Officer (CFO) configura a de um responsável ou “ator” incontornável no mundo empresarial. De facto, variados autores e académicos, corroborados pelos próprios CFO’s em exercícios das suas funções, têm vindo a sugerir um papel, cujas responsabilidades tradicionais de expertise financeira, nomeadamente de reporte financeiro, auditoria e controlo, planeamento, orçamentação e gestão financeira, se encontra “esgotado” ou “distanciado da realidade”. Ne...

  17. O papel do psicólogo escolar: Concepções de professores e gestores

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    Pereira-Silva, Nara Liana; Andrade, Jaqueline Ferreira Condé de Melo; Crolman, Sarah Rezende; Mejía, Cristina Fuentes

    2017-01-01

    Resumo Historicamente, a atuação do psicólogo no contexto escolar tem sido mais caracterizada pelo modelo clínico do que por modelos mais sistêmicos e institucionais. O presente estudo objetivou descrever as concepções de professores e gestores sobre o papel do psicólogo escolar. Participaram desta investigação 38 membros da equipe administrativo-pedagógica e professores de uma escola particular, os quais foram entrevistados na própria escola, tendo sido construídas categorias de análise. Os ...

  18. El papel de la terapia ocupacional en la enfermedad de Huntington

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    Hernández Lozano, David; Fernández Hawrylak, María; Grau Rubio, Claudia

    2014-01-01

    se analiza el papel del terapeuta ocupacional en el trabajo con las personas afectadas por la enfermedad de Huntington. se realizó una investigación por objetivos a través del diseño y puesta en práctica de un programa de intervención encaminado a mitigar el deterioro producido por la enfermedad mediante el entrenamiento en actividades de la vida diaria y de estimulación cognitiva, y a desarrollar competencias en la familia. la investigación se desarrolló en la Asociación de corea de Huntingt...

  19. Meta-análisis del papel del licopeno en la diabetes mellitus tipo 2

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    Valero, M. A.; Vidal, A.; Burgos, R.; Calvo, F. L.; Martínez, C.; Luengo, L. M.; Cuerda, C.

    2011-01-01

    Introducción: El licopeno es un caroteno con un potente efecto antioxidante que se encuentra en el tomate y sus derivados. Dado que los pacientes diabéticos presentan un incremento del estrés oxidativo, el licopeno podría ser beneficioso. El objetivo de la revisión ha sido analizar la evidencia científica del papel del licopeno como antioxidante en la diabetes, en su prevención y en el control metabólico y desarrollo de complicaciones. Material y método: Se realizó una revisión sistemática y ...

  20. Efectos moduladores del etanol sobre el sistema inmunitario: papel de los receptores TLR4

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    Fernández Lizarbe, Sara

    2010-01-01

    Trabajos clínicos y experimentales han demostrado que el etanol altera al sistema inmunitario. Aunque los mecanismos moleculares se desconocen, se ha demostrado que sus acciones sobre el sistema inmunitario son complejas y dependen de la dosis, el tiempo de exposición (agudo o crónico), tipo celular y presencia o ausencia de estímulos adicionales, como patógenos. Evidencias recientes indican el papel de los receptores tipo Toll (TLR) en la respuesta inmunitaria innata y, posiblemente, en...

  1. El papel del espacio en la explicación del abstencionismo

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    Ávila-Eggleton, Marcela; Gutiérrez Sánchez, Héctor

    2017-01-01

    Resumen: Este trabajo analiza el papel del espacio en la comprensión del abstencionismo en las elecciones para diputados federales entre 1994 y 2012. En primer lugar, se usa el índice Morán y se refuta la hipótesis de independencia espacial; luego se utilizan técnicas de regresión espacial para mostrar cómo la inclusión del espacio puede alterar relaciones estadísticas entre la abstención y variables independientes; finalmente, se utiliza la cartografía electoral para mostrar posibles estudio...

  2. Perfume, história e design: o papel das embalagens no mercado brasileiro de perfumaria

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    Camila Assis Peres Silva

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar o papel do design no mercado brasileiro de perfumes. Parte-se da hipótese de que é ele o elemento fundamental para o bom desempenho desse segmento. Na medida em que ele possibilita a diferenciação entre as diversas embalagens, criando uma segmentação para o consumo nas mais diversas camadas sociais. Inicialmente será apresentado o universo do perfume, abordando seus aspectos técnicos e culturais. Uma relação de matérias primas utilizadas na i...

  3. Trabalho noturno e o novo papel paterno: uma interface difícil

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    Cia, Fabiana; Barham, Elizabeth Joan

    2008-01-01

    Aumentou a demanda por trabalhadores noturnos, ao mesmo tempo em que o papel masculino familiar se ampliou. Neste estudo, objetivou-se comparar as condições de trabalho, o bem-estar pessoal e o envolvimento familiar entre pais dos turnos diurno (n=36) e noturno (n=22), que preencheram um questionário composto por diferentes escalas. Comparados aos trabalhadores do turno diurno, os do noturno relataram ter maior apoio dos colegas de trabalho e dos supervisores, maior satisfação quanto aos bene...

  4. Propuesta sobre el papel del profesional de enfermería en salud ocupacional

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    Useche Mora Luz Graciela

    1996-01-01

    El presente artículo sobre el papel del profesional de enfermería en salud ocupacional, constituye un intento de formulación de una propuesta, que aporte a la construcción de un modelo de intervención de enfermería en salud ocupacional en Colombia. La importancia de este estudio se basa en la necesidad de proporcionar a profesionales y estudiantes un marco de referencia que oriente la práctica de enfermería en salud ocupacional, ya que los estudios y escritos sobre el tema son extrem...

  5. Interacciones neuroinmunes y dolor neuropático: papel del factor de crecimiento neuronal

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    Ruiz Barría, Guido Raúl

    2005-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Diversas líneas de evidencia asignan al factor de crecimiento neuronal (NGF), expresado en el espacio endoneural por células de Schwann activadas tras una lesión nerviosa, un papel en el mecanismo del dolor neuropático periférico. Se ha sugerido, pues, que el NGF podría promover sprouting en la zona de la lesión y generar cambios plásticos en la primera neurona sensorial y sus proyecciones centrales, colaborando de este ...

  6. Dispositivos de microfluídica basados en papel: orígenes, presente y perspectivas

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    Berli, Claudio L.A.

    2017-01-01

    Los dispositivos de microfluídica denominados laboratorios en chips se han consolidado como la nueva tecnología para ensayos de laboratorio y sus aplicaciones continúan expandiéndose. En este ámbito de permanente innovación, el papel ha emergido recientemente como un sustrato de gran interés, particularmente para fabricar dispositivos portables, autónomos y de bajo costo, con aplicaciones en diagnóstico médico, cuidado personal, control de calidad de alimentos y monitoreo ambiental. Los micro...

  7. Análisis del plan financiero de la empresa papeles s.a

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    Alvarado, Jorge; Cevallos, Maria Susana; Esparza, Cecilia; Gomez, Jackeline; Puertas, Monica; Ramirez, Alberto; Hidalgo, Willian

    2009-01-01

    El presente proyecto centra su atención en el análisis de la estructura financiera de Papeles S.A. El análisis incluye la revisión de sus estados financieros para los años 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 y 1997. Conociendo de antemano, que los estados financieros se utilizan para identificar y describir la situación actual y las estrategias utilizadas en una empresa. Se analizaran sus balances generales, que describirán su liquidez y el crecimiento de la empresa durante los cinco años, sus estados...

  8. Multidrug resistance Escherichia coli in pig's farm from Argentina

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    Moredo, Fabiana; Colello, R.; Sanz, Marcelo E.; Cappuccio, Javier A.; Carriquiriborde, Martín; Etcheverría, A.; Perfumo, Carlos J.; Padola, Nora Lía; Leotta, Gerardo Aníbal

    2013-01-01

    Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron: i) monitorear la resistencia de E. coli frente a diversos antimicrobianos frecuentemente utilizados con fines terapéuticos y profilácticos en explotaciones porcinas; ii) aislar y caracterizar fenotípica y genotípicamente E. coli toxigénicos provenientes de cerdos con diarrea pre y posdestete; iii) determinar la presencia de integrones clase 1 y 2 como posible mecanismo de diseminación de resistencia. Se procesaron 216 hisopados rectales de cerdos clí...

  9. Quantitation of heparosan with heparin lyase III and spectrophotometry.

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    Huang, Haichan; Zhao, Yingying; Lv, Shencong; Zhong, Weihong; Zhang, Fuming; Linhardt, Robert J

    2014-02-15

    Heparosan is Escherichia coli K5 capsule polysaccharide, which is the key precursor for preparing bioengineered heparin. A rapid and effective quantitative method for detecting heparosan is important in the large-scale production of heparosan. Heparin lyase III (Hep III) effectively catalyzes the heparosan depolymerization, forming unsaturated disaccharides that are measurable using a spectrophotometer at 232 nm. We report a new method for the quantitative detection of heparosan with heparin lyase III and spectrophotometry that is safer and more specific than the traditional carbazole assay. In an optimized detection system, heparosan at a minimum concentration of 0.60 g/L in fermentation broth can be detected. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Actions and advice in coli

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    Knoche, Hendrik; Jamadagni, HS; Rao, PR Sheshagiri

    2015-01-01

    To improve their agricultural output, farmers require timely and contextualized information and advice. Relevant information and advice provided by trusted peers represents a promising approach. We present the considerations for the design of coli, an agricultural information network on touch scr...

  11. Infektionen mit darmpathogenen Escherichia coli.

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    Friedrich, Alexander; Stein, Jürgen; Dignass, Axel

    2001-01-01

    E. coli ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der physiologischen Darmflora des Menschen. Die üblicherweise im Darm vorkommenden Kolibakterien sind apathogen und für den Menschen eher nützlich (Sonnenborn u. Greinwald 1990). Allerdings kennen wir bei dieser Bakterienspezies auch ein breites Spektrum von

  12. 76 FR 20542 - Escherichia coli

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    2011-04-13

    ... beef, Escherichia coli and coliphages were found in chicken, fresh pork, fresh oyster, fresh mushrooms, lettuce, chicken pot pie, biscuit dough, deli loaf, deli roasted turkey, and package roasted chicken... surfaces, and in foods such as ground beef, pork sausage, chicken, oysters, cheese, fresh mushrooms, and...

  13. ESCHERICHIA COLI AND STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

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    ABSTRACT. The bio-effects of the ethanol extracts from the leaf and stem of Momordica charantia were studied with the view to ascertain the medical usefulness ascribed to the plant by the locals. The plant parts, stem and leaf, revealed remarkable activity against Escherichia coli and Staphlococcus aureus. The leaves ...

  14. Conjugal Pairing in Escherichia Coli

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 13; Issue 8. Conjugal Pairing in Escherichia Coli. Joshua Lederberg. Classics Volume 13 Issue 8 August 2008 pp 793-794. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/013/08/0793-0794 ...

  15. Escherichia coli as a probiotic?

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    Jansen, GJ; Wildeboer-Veloo, ACM; van der Waaij, D; Degener, JE

    1998-01-01

    The influence of oral treatment with a suspension of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli cells (commercially available as: Symbioflor II(R)) on the morphological composition of the gut microflora and on the systemic humoral immune response (the IgG-, IgA- and IgM-isotype) against the bacterial cells in

  16. Expression in E. coli systems

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    Krogsdam, Anne-M; Kristiansen, Karsten; Nøhr, Jane

    2003-01-01

    intracellularly in soluble form. In E. coli, proteins containing disulfide bonds are best produced by secretion because the disulfide forming foldases reside in the periplasm. Likewise, a correct N-terminus is more likely to be obtained upon secretion. Moreover, potentially toxic proteins are more likely...

  17. Biomolecular Mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli Biofilm Formation

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    Laverty, Garry; Gorman, Sean P.; Gilmore, Brendan F.

    2014-01-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli are the most prevalent Gram-negative biofilm forming medical device associated pathogens, particularly with respect to catheter associated urinary tract infections. In a similar manner to Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative biofilm formation is fundamentally determined by a series of steps outlined more fully in this review, namely adhesion, cellular aggregation, and the production of an extracellular polymeric matrix. More specifically this review will explore the biosynthesis and role of pili and flagella in Gram-negative adhesion and accumulation on surfaces in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. The process of biofilm maturation is compared and contrasted in both species, namely the production of the exopolysaccharides via the polysaccharide synthesis locus (Psl), pellicle Formation (Pel) and alginic acid synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and UDP-4-amino-4-deoxy-l-arabinose and colonic acid synthesis in Escherichia coli. An emphasis is placed on the importance of the LuxR homologue sdiA; the luxS/autoinducer-II; an autoinducer-III/epinephrine/norepinephrine and indole mediated Quorum sensing systems in enabling Gram-negative bacteria to adapt to their environments. The majority of Gram-negative biofilms consist of polysaccharides of a simple sugar structure (either homo- or heteropolysaccharides) that provide an optimum environment for the survival and maturation of bacteria, allowing them to display increased resistance to antibiotics and predation. PMID:25438014

  18. Biomolecular Mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli Biofilm Formation

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    Garry Laverty

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli are the most prevalent Gram-negative biofilm forming medical device associated pathogens, particularly with respect to catheter associated urinary tract infections. In a similar manner to Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative biofilm formation is fundamentally determined by a series of steps outlined more fully in this review, namely adhesion, cellular aggregation, and the production of an extracellular polymeric matrix. More specifically this review will explore the biosynthesis and role of pili and flagella in Gram-negative adhesion and accumulation on surfaces in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. The process of biofilm maturation is compared and contrasted in both species, namely the production of the exopolysaccharides via the polysaccharide synthesis locus (Psl, pellicle Formation (Pel and alginic acid synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and UDP-4-amino-4-deoxy-l-arabinose and colonic acid synthesis in Escherichia coli. An emphasis is placed on the importance of the LuxR homologue sdiA; the luxS/autoinducer-II; an autoinducer-III/epinephrine/norepinephrine and indole mediated Quorum sensing systems in enabling Gram-negative bacteria to adapt to their environments. The majority of Gram-negative biofilms consist of polysaccharides of a simple sugar structure (either homo- or heteropolysaccharides that provide an optimum environment for the survival and maturation of bacteria, allowing them to display increased resistance to antibiotics and predation.

  19. 99mTechnetium labelled Escherichia coli

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    Diniz, S.O.F.; Cardoso, V.N.; Resende, B.M.; Nunan, E.A.; Simal, C.J.R.

    1999-01-01

    Samples of a culture of unlabeled Escherichia coli were incubated with different concentrations of stannous chloride for various time periods. 99m Tc (26.0 MBq) was added to each preparation and the results showed a labelling yield of 98% for E. coli. Since the bacterial viability of 99m Tc-E. coli and E. coli did not show any statistical differences, these results demonstrate that labelling of E. coli with 99m Tc does not modify the bacterial viability, and the radiolabelled bacteria may be a good model to study bacterial translocation

  20. Fusion Power Demonstration III

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    Lee, J.D.

    1985-07-01

    This is the third in the series of reports covering the Fusion Power Demonstration (FPD) design study. This volume considers the FPD-III configuration that incorporates an octopole end plug. As compared with the quadrupole end-plugged designs of FPD-I and FPD-II, this octopole configuration reduces the number of end cell magnets and shortens the minimum ignition length of the central cell. The end-cell plasma length is also reduced, which in turn reduces the size and cost of the end cell magnets and shielding. As a contiuation in the series of documents covering the FPD, this report does not stand alone as a design description of FPD-III. Design details of FPD-III subsystems that do not differ significantly from those of the FPD-II configuration are not duplicated in this report

  1. Microbiota bacteriana asociada al papel moneda de circulación en Colombia

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    Pilar Ximena Lizarazo-Medina

    Full Text Available Resumen Diariamente los seres humanos están en interacción con objetos de uso continuo, como el papel moneda, sin el conocimiento de que estos almacenan microorganismos y de que nos exponemos al contacto con potenciales patógenos. La composición de la comunidad bacteriana en un billete colombiano fue determinada mediante el secuenciamiento profundo de librerías de amplicones 16S. Se encontraron 233 géneros bacterianos; 12 de estos géneros corresponden a especies con potencial patogénico. El género más abundante fue Propionibacterium, seguido de Streptococcus, Staphylococcus Pseudomonas . Este es el primer reporte de la diversidad bacteriana que puede ser alojada en este objeto de alta circulación en Colombia. Pocos estudios en el mundo han mostrado este nivel de detalle de la microbiota en billetes de circulación y ofrece un panorama mucho más amplio de la exposición diaria a microorganismos al utilizar papel moneda en las condiciones en las que se utiliza en Colombia.

  2. A volta do papel das crianças no contrato geracional

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    Jens Qvortrup

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta las relaciones entre las categorías infancia, madurez y vejez estableciendo su correlación económica, política y social. Retoma la lógica histórica sobre las relaciones sociales entre las categorías y discute las consecuencias del incremento del número de ancianos en relación a la escasez de niños, señalando los riesgos causados por ese desequilibrio. Por medio del concepto de contrato generacional, el estudio destaca el papel de la inversión en los niños y en su trabajo escolar, como una ventaja para la sociedad de manera general, una vez que los resultados de ese trabajo se harán visibles posteriormente. La argumentación procura, en especial, insertar a los niños en su papel histórico como participantes y contribuyentes de la sociedad.

  3. Método experimental para consolidar fibras de papel. (I parte del estudio

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    Alicia De Lera Santín

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo describimos un nuevo método enzimático para consolidar la celulosa del papel. Este método consiste en la síntesis de la celulosa con una enzima hidrolítica: la celulasa. Ésta actúa como una sintetasa, consolidando el papel cuando es mezclada en una solución orgánica de solvente/tampón (4:1 en presencia de un sustrato (β-cellobiosyl fluoride. Para mejorar el tratamiento añadimos un gel de agar-agar con todos los reactivos necesarios. Para observar el estado de las fibras antes y después del tratamiento, realizamos test mecánicos y fotografías de microscopía electrónica de barrido. Se observó que el proceso de consolidación casi consigue recuperar el estado físico inicial de las fibras así como su resistencia al desgarre y alargamiento.

  4. EQUIPAMENTOS PARA EVENTOS EM BONITO/MS E O PAPEL DO CONVENTION BUREAU

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    Lúcia Bento Martins

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Em uma tentativa estratégica que possui como objetivo principal o aumento do contingente turístico em baixa temporada, o Convention Bureau em parceria com o poder público, desempenham um papel fundamental no desenvolvimento de atividades que apoiam a captação e realização de eventos indutores de fluxo turístico. O presente trabalho teve o objetivo de identificar a estrutura da oferta turística para eventos no município de Bonito. Como procedimentos metodológicos, utilizou-se pesquisas bibliográficas, pesquisa de campo e entrevistas. Como resultados, percebeu-se que entre os principais eventos locais, com grande alcance de público são o Festival de Inverno de Bonito/MS e o Festival da Guavira, além dos eventos técnico-científicos que ocorrem na cidade. Verificou-se ainda que a cidade de Bonito/MS é detentora de uma sólida estrutura de hospedagem, com capacidade de acolher os visitantes e ao mesmo tempo servir como infraestrutura de eventos, e que o Centro de Convenções e o Convention Bureau tem papel fundamental na promoção da cidade enquanto destino turístico não apenas de natureza, mas de eventos também.

  5. Papel da Ingestão de Soja na Nefropatia Diabética

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    Flávia Moraes Silva

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O papel específico das modificações da dieta no tratamento da nefropatia diabética (ND ainda não está elucidado. A substituição de proteína de origem animal por soja em pacientes com Diabete Melito (DM poderia ser benéfica para a função renal. O objetivo do presente manuscrito foi revisar criticamente as evidências acerca do papel da soja na ND. Foram selecionados seis ensaios clínicos randomizados conduzidos em pacientes com DM, dentre os quais cinco demonstraram melhora de pelo menos um marcador de função renal com a dieta com soja. Os mecanismos através dos quais essas dietas promoveriam melhora da ND não foram elucidados, assim como não está estabelecido ainda se há distinção no efeito benéfico aos rins dos diferentes produtos à base de soja disponíveis no mercado. Novos estudos são necessários para que tais questões possam ser elucidadas e para que os benefícios da soja na ND possam ser confirmados.

  6. COMUNICACIÓN EN SALUD: EL PAPEL DE LOS AGENTES COMUNITARIOS DE SALUD

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    Rose Marie INOJOSA

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo es reflejar en el papel de los agentes communitarios de la salud en la comunicación en salud. Los modelos del equipo y de la familia están en la transformación en la sociedad. Requieren nuevas formas de comunicación, capaces de comtemplar esta dinámica, la movilidad y las interacciones de los papeles sociales. Lo Programa de Salud de la Família (PSF busca hacer una inversión importante en la lógica y en las prácticas implicadas en el proceso de la producción de la salud, trabajando con las familias y los equipos como protagonistas, en un plan horizontal. El Programa encuentra, en este proceso, las trampas de los hábitos de las viejas organizaciones. La comunicación autoritaria construye paredes entre los ciudadanos. El Programa encuentra, también, la influencia del marketing en la comunicación diaria. Sin embargo carga posibilidades innumerables para generar comprensión, confianza y solidaridad. Algunas posibilidades habían sido intentadas y evaluadas ya. Reiteran la capacidad del modelo del PSF en ocuparse de la dinámica del contemporáneo de la sociedad.

  7. III-V microelectronics

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    Nougier, JP

    1991-01-01

    As is well known, Silicon widely dominates the market of semiconductor devices and circuits, and in particular is well suited for Ultra Large Scale Integration processes. However, a number of III-V compound semiconductor devices and circuits have recently been built, and the contributions in this volume are devoted to those types of materials, which offer a number of interesting properties. Taking into account the great variety of problems encountered and of their mutual correlations when fabricating a circuit or even a device, most of the aspects of III-V microelectronics, from fundamental p

  8. Human Meningitis-Associated Escherichia coli

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    KIM, KWANG SIK

    2016-01-01

    E. coli is the most common Gram-negative bacillary organism causing meningitis and E. coli meningitis continues to be an important cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. Our incomplete knowledge of its pathogenesis contributes to such mortality and morbidity. Recent reports of E. coli strains producing CTX-M-type or TEM-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases create a challenge. Studies using in vitro and in vivo models of the blood-brain barrier have shown that E. coli meningitis follows a high-degree of bacteremia and invasion of the blood-brain barrier. E. coli invasion of the blood-brain barrier, the essentials step in the development of E. coli meningitis, requires specific microbial and host factors as well as microbe- and host-specific signaling molecules. Blockade of such microbial and host factors contributing to E. coli invasion of the blood-brain barrier is shown to be efficient in preventing E. coli penetration into the brain. The basis for requiring a high-degree of bacteremia for E. coli penetration of the blood-brain barrier, however, remains unclear. Continued investigation on the microbial and host factors contributing to a high-degree of bacteremia and E. coli invasion of the blood-brain barrier is likely to identify new targets for prevention and therapy of E. coli meningitis. PMID:27223820

  9. O papel do enfermeiro de saúde publica: projeções no ensino

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    Bertha Cruz Enders

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available Analisa-se o papel do enfermeiro em saúde pública no contexto do ensino, como ponto de partida para uma avaliação da prática. Objetivou-se 1 Identificar o papel do enfermeiro em saúde pública projetado nos conteúdos programáticos das disciplinas de saúde pública do Curso de Enfermagem na Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte desde sua implantação em 1974 até 1990 e, 2 Avaliar as concepções projetadas no ensino frente a realidade das práticas dos egressos. Conceptualizações da teoria de papeis nortearam o entendimento do termo "papel" e do processo de internalização do conceito. Utilizou-se uma abordagem qualitativa com triangulação na coleta de dados. Dados foram obtidos em duas fontes: nos conteúdos programáticos do Curso e nas opiniões dos enfermeiros egressos do Curso. Técnicas de análise documental foram aplicadas a 70 programas de disciplinas de Saúde Pública e uma amostra aleatória estratificada de 60 enfermeiros foi entrevistada utilizando um questionário específico. Os dados foram analisados à luz da teoria de papeis para a identificação do conceito. Em seguida, se analisou o conceito com base nas políticas de saúde vigentes da época em estudo. Os resultados demonstram que o papel do enfermeiro em saúde pública projetado nos conteúdos focaliza funções múltiplas, assistenciais educativas e administrativas dentro de uma visão preventiva. O objetivo da enfermagem em saúde pública tem sido a prevenção, dentro de uma prática de assistência primária e mais recentemente, dentro de uma perspectiva de mudança e de transformação das questões sociais e das políticas de saúde. Focaliza o enfermeiro planejador, competente nas técnicas epidemiológicas. A percepção dos egressos é também preventiva e focaliza o papel educador e conscientizador do enfermeiro, embora pouco avanço se observa com relação às questões sociais da população. Existe uma incompatibilidade entre os

  10. Summary of Session III

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    Furman, M.A.

    2002-01-01

    This is a summary of the talks presented in Session III ''Simulations of Electron-Cloud Build Up'' of the Mini-Workshop on Electron-Cloud Simulations for Proton and Positron Beams ECLOUD-02, held at CERN, 15-18 April 2002

  11. ¿Fue el trabajo o la contingencia conductual, el papel fundamental en la evolución del hombre?

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    Esteban Hilario, Kasely

    2016-01-01

    Se analiza el artículo “El papel del trabajo en la transformación del mono en hombre” en el cual F. Engels le da al trabajo un papel fundamental en el proceso de transformación del mono en hombre, del origen del lenguaje y de la sociedad misma, a dicha postura se contrapone la teoría de la contingencia conductual de Skinner, es decir, el establecimiento de la conducta por las consecuencias de la misma, como causa del proceso de evolución no solo del hombre, sino de todas la especies.

  12. Efeitos do clima de comunicação organizacional no "stress", "work" "engagement" e comportamentos extra-papel

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    Goulão, Marta Pereira de Lima de Mello e Sampayo

    2017-01-01

    A presente tese analisa os efeitos do clima de comunicação organizacional no "stress", "work" "engagement" e comportamentos extra-papel com base em três objetivos principais. O primeiro objetivo consiste em validar a Communication Climate Scale (Smidts, Pruyn, & Van Riel, 2001), e testar a validade preditiva com as variáveis critério extra-papel (voz, cinismo). Os resultados dos estudos realizados validam a escala e sugerem que o clima de comunicação é preditor dos comportament...

  13. Cidade e interação: o papel do espaço urbano na organização social

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    Vinicius M. Netto

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Como ações pessoais, aparentemente caóticas, podem gerar os imensos sistemas de interações em que vivemos? Neste artigo, buscamos responder a esta pergunta sugerindo que há um papel para as cidades, na forma de coordenar nossas ações. Investigamos esse processo explorando um conceito particular: a “entropia” ou como sistemas lidam com a incerteza e imprevisibilidade na transição de ações individuais para sistemas de ação. Examinando as condições de (i as ações como dependentes da informação em seu ambiente e de (ii a cidade como ambiente de informação, propomos que (iii a cidade produz diferenças na probabilidade de que certas interações venham a ser realizadas. Investigamos este processo através de simulações de diferentes cenários, de modo a identificar o espaço como uma condição necessária, mas não suficiente, para reduzir entropia social. Finalmente, sugerimos que os estados e flutuações da entropia são uma parte vital da reprodução social, e revelam profundas conexões entre sistemas sociais, informacionais e espaciais.

  14. Alkaline gel electrophoresis assay to detect DNA strand breaks and repair mechanisms in Escherichia coli

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    Mattos, Jose Carlos Pelielo de; Motta, Ellen Serri da; Oliveira, Marcia Betania Nunes de; Dantas, Flavio Jose da Silva; Araujo, Adriano Caldeira de

    2008-01-01

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can induce lesions in different cellular targets, including DNA. Stannous chloride (SnCl 2 ) is a ROS generator, leading to lethality in Escherichia coli (E. coli), with the base excision repair (BER) mechanism playing a role in this process. Many techniques have been developed to detect genotoxicity, as comet assay, in eukaryotic cells, and plasmid DNA agarose gel electrophoresis. In this study, an adaptation of the alkaline gel electrophoresis method was carried out to ascertain the induction of strand breaks by SnCl 2 in bacterial DNA, from E. coli BER mutants, and its repair pathway. Results obtained show that SnCl 2 was able to induce DNA strand breaks in all strains tested. Moreover, endonuclease IV and exonuclease III play a role in DNA repair. On the whole, data has shown that the alkaline gel electrophoresis assay could be used both for studying DNA strand breaks induction and for associated repair mechanisms. (author)

  15. Pneumatosis Coli Mimicking Colorectal Cancer

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    Teresa Jacob

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pneumatosis coli (PC is a rare condition of the gastrointestinal tract involving extraluminal gas confined within the bowel wall. We report the case of a 40-year-old gentleman presenting clinically and endoscopically with suspected colorectal cancer. In light of the patient’s red flag symptoms, and carpet of polyps seen endoscopically, surgical management by an anterior resection was performed with the patient making a successful recovery. Histological analysis of the resected specimen confirmed pneumatosis coli with no evidence of colonic neoplasia. Although PC can be an incidental finding in asymptomatic patients and considered a benign condition, it can also present as a life-threatening emergency with bowel necrosis and obstruction requiring emergency surgical intervention. Also, when PC mimics malignancy, surgical management is the most appropriate step to ensure that the diagnosis of cancer is not missed.

  16. Multiplex PCR Assay for Identification of Human Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli

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    Toma, Claudia; Lu, Yan; Higa, Naomi; Nakasone, Noboru; Chinen, Isabel; Baschkier, Ariela; Rivas, Marta; Iwanaga, Masaaki

    2003-01-01

    A multiplex PCR assay for the identification of human diarrheagenic Escherichia coli was developed. The targets selected for each category were eae for enteropathogenic E. coli, stx for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, elt and est for enterotoxigenic E. coli, ipaH for enteroinvasive E. coli, and aggR for enteroaggregative E. coli. This assay allowed the categorization of a diarrheagenic E. coli strain in a single reaction tube.

  17. Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies of N-(Benzothiazol-2-yl)-4-chlorobenzenesulphonamide and Its Neodymium(III) and Thallium(III) Complexes.

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    Obasi, Lawrence Nnamdi; Oruma, Uchechukwu Susan; Al-Swaidan, Ibrahim Abdulrazak; Ramasami, Ponnadurai; Ezeorah, Chigozie Julius; Ochonogor, Alfred Ezinna

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    N -(Benzothiazol-2-yl)-4-chlorobenzenesulphonamide (NBTCS) was synthesized by condensation reaction of 4-chlorobenzenesulphonyl chloride and 2-aminobenzothiazole in acetone under reflux. Neodymium(III) and thallium(III) complexes of the ligand were also synthesized. Both ligand and metal complexes were characterized using UV-Vis, IR, ¹H- and 13 C-NMR spectroscopies, elemental analysis and molar conductance measurement. IR studies revealed that the ligand is tridentate and coordinates to the metal ions through nitrogen and oxygen atoms of the sulphonamide group and nitrogen atom attached to benzothiazole ring. The neodymium(III) complex displays a coordination number of eight while thallium(III) complex displays a coordination number of six. The ligand and its complexes were screened in vitro for their antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli strains ( E. coli 6 and E. coli 13 ), Proteus species, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the agar well diffusion technique. The synthesized compounds were found to be more active against the microorganisms screened relative to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and co-trimoxazole.

  18. Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies of N-(Benzothiazol-2-yl-4-chlorobenzenesulphonamide and Its Neodymium(III and Thallium(III Complexes

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    Full Text Available N-(Benzothiazol-2-yl-4-chlorobenzenesulphonamide (NBTCS was synthesized by condensation reaction of 4-chlorobenzenesulphonyl chloride and 2-aminobenzothiazole in acetone under reflux. Neodymium(III and thallium(III complexes of the ligand were also synthesized. Both ligand and metal complexes were characterized using UV-Vis, IR, 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopies, elemental analysis and molar conductance measurement. IR studies revealed that the ligand is tridentate and coordinates to the metal ions through nitrogen and oxygen atoms of the sulphonamide group and nitrogen atom attached to benzothiazole ring. The neodymium(III complex displays a coordination number of eight while thallium(III complex displays a coordination number of six. The ligand and its complexes were screened in vitro for their antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli strains (E. coli 6 and E. coli 13, Proteus species, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the agar well diffusion technique. The synthesized compounds were found to be more active against the microorganisms screened relative to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and co-trimoxazole.

  19. The adenomatous polyposis coli protein.

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    Mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene are associated with most colorectal cancers. The APC protein has been implicated in many aspects of tumour development. This article will discuss recent data suggesting that APC may have multiple functions in the cell. First, APC is a component of the Wnt signalling pathway; second, APC may have a role in cell migration; finally, APC may regulate proliferation and apoptosis.

  20. A GEOGRAFIA DO MERCADO MUNDIAL DE PRODUTOS AGROALIMENTARES E O PAPEL DO BRASIL

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    Marlon Clovis Medeiros

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa as mudanças recentes na geografia do mercado mundial de produtos agrícolas, discutindo a inserção do Brasil, o papel dos mercados futuros na elevação dos preços internacionais e as mudanças entre os países exportadores e importadores de produtos agrícolas. Argumentamos que a principal mudança no espaço agrícola mundial nas últimas duas décadas foi o crescimento dos investimentos financeiros em commodities agrícolas e o crescimento dos mercados de futuros. A dinâmica financeira se tornou dominante nos mercados agrícolas, levando à mudanças nas safras e nos preços, tornando-os subordinados à expectativa de retorno dos investidores. Este foi o principal elemento da inflação de preços agrícolas em 2006-2008. Estudos dos mais diversos organismos internacionais (FAO, FMI e Banco Mundial apontaram cenários de agravamento da fome em inúmeros países e de continuidade da alta de preços, mas desviaram o foco do papel da especulação, apontando duas grandes causas: a produção de biocombustíveis e o aumento do consumo de alimentos na Ásia. No presente artigo argumentamos pelo contrário, que o papel das vendas antecipadas nas bolsas de mercadorias e futuros, foi o elemento determinante. A oferta e a demanda agrícola vem perderam espaço como reguladores de preços para a antecipação e expectativas dos mercados futuros. Os preços são determinados antes mesmo do plantio. A ampliação dos fluxos internacionais de capital e as crises financeiras trouxeram a dinâmica internacional para o centro dos debates geográficos e sobre os rumos da agricultura.

  1. Biotecnología en la industria de la pulpa y el papel: mapeo de patentes

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    Laura Emilia Cerón Rincón

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    Full Text Available La biotecnología se plantea como una oportunidad para los países en desarrollo, Colombia cuenta con condiciones que favorecen el desarrollo de esta área, como una fuerte tradición en infraestructura básica de investigación principalmente en los campos de agricultura y la salud humana. Las iniciativas regionales han ayudado a levantar el perfil de la industria biotecnológica como: El Cluster de Bioindustrial del Valle del Cauca, El ejercicio Prospectivo en Biotecnología y Salud de Antioquia y La iniciativa de Bioprogreso en la región Bogotá-Cundinamarca. Según la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (2005 se consi-deran a la cadena productiva del papel y artes gráficas como estratégicas para la región de Bogotá D.C.Según la visión de la Agenda Interna para la Productividad y la Competitividad del Departamento Nacional de Planeación (2007 para dicha cadena, esta alcanzará progresivamente mayor competitividad y mayor inserción en el mercado internacional globalizado, llegando a triplicar sus exportaciones para el año 2015, entre las acciones identificadas para lograr este objetivo el se encuentra el Desarrollo tecnológico, donde se propone aprovechar los avances en biotecnología. Dado esto, se recopilaron patentes que incluyeran desarrollos biotecnológicos para la industria de la pulpa y el papel del año 2000 hasta la fecha, a partir de las cuales se realizo un análisis de la información recopilada a través de una herramienta de vigilancia tecnológica con la que generó un mapa tecnológico, como un primer paso de un proceso dirigido a contribuir en la definición de políticas y direccionamiento de la gestión tecnológica para que la cadena de papel.

  2. Susceptibilidad a desinfectantes de Trichomonas vaginalis y Escherichia coli presentes en fómites experimentales

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    Fernando Anaya Velázquez

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades infecciosas provocadas por microorganismos patógenos se pueden transmitir directa o indirectamente. El protozoario Trichomonas vaginalis y la bacteria Escherichia coli son patógenos para el ser humano que pueden ser trans - mitidos por fómites. Existe una gama de productos para desinfectar, pero no existe información sobre el efecto completo de su eficacia en forma comparativa sobre bacterias o tricomonas en interacción con diferentes tipos de materiales. En este trabajo, se analizó el efecto de algunos desinfectantes sobre la viabilidad de Escherichia coli cepa 055 y Trichomonas vaginalis cepa GT-21, depositadas sobre diferentes tipos de materiales. Se diseñó un sistema in vitro con fómites experi - mentales para estudiar el efecto sobre estos patógenos. Se encontró que las tricomonas permanecen viables hasta ocho horas, y las bacterias hasta 24 horas en madera, papel, tela y plástico. Sin embargo, ambos microorganismos sobreviven solamente entre 1 y 4 horas sobre vidrio o metal. Tanto las bacterias como las tricomonas son inhibidas por los desinfec - tantes probados, siendo los más efectivos el etanol a 70% y el producto comercial Lysol ® .

  3. O papel dos estados na política de saúde mental no Brasil

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    Simon,Aline Gabriela; Baptista,Tatiana Wargas de Faria

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    Este artigo analisa o papel dos estados na política de saúde mental no Brasil no período de 1990 a 2009. A metodologia incluiu a aplicação de questionário eletrônico nas coordenações estaduais de saúde mental de 24 estados brasileiros, revisão documental e análise de base de dados oficiais. Os resultados obtidos apontaram que os estados utilizam várias estratégias e instrumentos na condução da política de saúde mental, principalmente no monitoramento e na prestação de serviços. No entanto, pe...

  4. O PAPEL DO BNDES NA INTEGRAÇÃO DO TERRITÓRIO BRASILEIRO

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    Full Text Available Este artigo busca analisar o papel do BNDES na industrialização e na integração do território brasileiro. Criado na década de 50, o Banco tornou-se uma das principais referências de planejamento da burocracia estatal e, imprescindível, aos principais projetos nacionais das mais diversas orientações. Na década de 90, o BNDES foi estratégico na elaboração e operacionalização de um quadro normativo favorável à internacionalização do território.

  5. UNIONES EN HENDIDURA Y SU PAPEL FUNCIONAL EN EL TRACTO REPRODUCTOR FEMENINO

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    Brañes O,María C.; Sáez R,Alejandra; Villalón B,Manuel J; Sáez C,Juan C

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    En el aparato reproductor femenino se expresan diferentes conexinas (Cxs), proteínas que forman canales de uniones en hendidura (CUH) entre células en contacto, permitiendo la coordinación de respuestas metabólicas y/o eléctricas de grupos celulares. Los CUH jugarían un papel relevante en el desarrollo de las células de la granulosa, ya que permiten la comunicación heteróloga entre el ovocito y las células del cúmulo manteniendo la detención meiótica. En la trompa de Falopio, los CUH coordina...

  6. O papel do terceiro setor na promoção do turismo social

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    Este capítulo pretende analisar o papel do terceiro setor na promoção do turismo social. Partindo da análise do projeto Turicórdia, criado pela União das Misericórdias Portuguesas, mostra-se que o terceiro setor deve ser encarado como uma forma de governação da atividade socioeconómica com uma lógica de funcionamento própria e que pode desenvolver formas inovadoras de organização da produção, contrariando algumas tendências de isomorfismo institucional, já evidenciadas na literatura. A anális...

  7. Devaneio e Crítica Preliminares ao Papel da Fantasia na Paisagem

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    Full Text Available Desde longo tempo, a literatura especializada vem explorando o papel da percepção no entendimento da paisagem, sem contudo situar o peso da fantasia em seu contexto. Ela é aqui entendida como importante ingrediente do psiquismo, nas autorepresentações e nas representações cósmicas. Freqüentemente, fantasia e espetáculo são criticados, mas os autores costumam se esquecer que quando alguem faz uma casa ou jardim , ou quando se é turista, o psiquismo não pode ser separado das condições gerais da vida mental. Nesta ordem de idéias, este ensaio pretende ser uma introdução à relação entre as esferas pública e privada, a fim de subsidiar o planejamento urbano e regional.

  8. O papel do controle interno na administração pública

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    Neste trabalho estuda-se o controle enquanto função da Ciência da Administração e sua utilização como principal objeto da Auditoria Interna, centrando atenção à evolução dos controles internos na Administração Pública. Abordam-se a forma de organização, papel e importância do controle interno, assim como as dificuldades para o estabelecimento de controles eficazes no setor público, em função de suas peculiaridades. Ao final, tomando-se por base o sistema de controle interno do Estado do Rio G...

  9. O papel da música nos anúncios publicitários

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    Paulo Ribeiro Cardoso; Nelson Gomes; Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas

    2010-01-01

    A música, uma poderosa estratégia publicitária em anúncios de televisão, tem recebido pouca atenção por parte dos acadêmicos (quando comparada com outras estratégias), apesar dos efeitos positivos que parece conseguir em relação à capacidade dos públicos de recordar e memorizar a mensagem global do anúncio. Tomando como ponto de partida uma reflexão de caráter semiótico sobre a natureza (aparentemente) elusiva do discurso musical, é objetivo deste artigo analisar o papel da música na mensagem...

  10. El papel de la societas mercatorum en la creación normativa: la lex mercatoria

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia el fenómeno de la creación privada del Derecho ligada al proceso de globalización económica. Más concretadamente, el papel de la societas mercatorum o business community  en la producción del Derecho.Se puede considerar como Derecho el conjunto de reglas – la lex mercatoria – elaboradas por asociaciones profesionales internacionales, grandes firmas de abogados y empresas transnacionales?. La tesis que mantendré es que la lex mercatoria  es, ciertamente un conjunto de reglas jurídicas altamente eficaces en el ámbito de los negocios internacionales. Sin embargo, tal eficacia no puede servir como criterio de legitimidad de la lex mercatoria.

  11. El papel del lenguaje en las estrategias discursivas para fomentar la enseñanza-aprendizaje

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    Full Text Available Mediante estos breves acápites se hace una reflexión en torno del lenguaje y su papel en la formación del ser humano en valores, principios, conocimientos y relaciones interpersonales. Es aquí en donde la educación relacionada con el oficio del maestro se debe centrar en la propalación de las competencias como la propositiva, la interpretativa y la argumentativa; además de esto, que contribuya con la formación de un ser con sentimientos y valores, para que se respete a sí mismo y, por tanto, a los demás, que tenga la capacidad de pensar y reflexionar sobre los diferentes problemas de su entorno. Todo lo anterior se logra mediante la puesta en escena de las estrategias discursivas basadas en la argumentación.

  12. El papel del travestismo en el pensamiento político de Judith Butler

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es examinar el papel del travestismo en la obra temprana de Judith Butler. Para ello, se mostrará la importancia del análisis de las actuaciones travestis en El género en disputa en relación con su concepción de la performatividad de género y de la subversión política. A su vez, se evaluarán algunas críticas a su pensamiento político, en general, y a su tratamiento de la parodia drag, en particular, y se demostrará de qué modo ambos tópicos han evolucionado en su libro posterior

  13. O papel do Estado e os desafios do professor de literatura

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    Márcia Bassetto Paes

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    Full Text Available Pensar sobre o lugar ocupado pela literatura no ensino brasileiro significa também avaliar sua posição e importância no currículo escolar. Para tanto o objetivo deste artigo é promover uma reflexão sobre o papel do Estado e os desafios enfrentados pelo professor de literatura, bem como os demais profissionais envolvidos com a Educação. Os parâmetros de sustentação para o desenvolvimento dos argumentos e para as considerações finais são os textos de Marilena Chauí, Escritos sobre a Universidade, e de Florestan Fernandes, Educação e Sociedade no Brasil.

  14. Do mundano ao sagrado: o papel da efervescência na teoria moral durkheimiana

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    Full Text Available Meu objetivo neste artigo é discutir o significado do conceito de efervescência na obra durkheimiana e apontar o papel que esse processo desempenha em relação à sua teoria moral. De modo geral, a argumentação versa em torno da articulação de três pressupostos estruturais da teoria moral durkheimiana, quais sejam, 1 a vinculação entre sagrado e ideal moral, 2 a concepção acerca da natureza humana como sendo essencialmente dual e 3 a proposta normativa de Durkheim de institucionalização de uma moralidade laica. Ao final, proponho ao leitor uma reflexão sobre a pertinência de sua defesa de um "sagrado laico" a partir dos desafios morais que caracterizam o mundo contemporâneo.

  15. Bienestar psicológico y ansiedad competitiva: el papel de las estrategias de afrontamiento

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    Full Text Available El interés por el estudio del bienestar psicológico (Ryff, 1989 y su relación con las estrategias de afrontamiento se ha producido también en el ámbito deportivo. En esta investigación, se evalúan la ansiedad competitiva, el bienestar psicológico y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas en la competición por 213 deportistas, de cuatro deportes diferentes. Los resultados permiten predecir, a través de los análisis de regresión, la posibilidad de experimentar ansiedad y bienestar psicológico en el contexto competitivo, regulado por el papel mediador de las estrategias de afrontamiento dirigidas a la tarea.

  16. El papel de los agentes sociales en un contexto no lucrativo

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    Antonio Muñoz Porcar

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    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo es contextualizar el papel de los Agentes Sociales en la economía y en las teorías explicativas del nacimiento de las Organizaciones no Lucrativas o tercer sector. Para ello, después de un análisis del origen de las ONL desde el lado de la demanda y desde la oferta, se ha realizado una encuesta a los directivos de estas organizaciones y se concluye que de las teorías que explican por el lado de la oferta la aparición de estas organizaciones son dos de ellas las que lo explican: teoría de los grupos de poder y teoría de apoyos del sector público.

  17. A GEOGRAFIA DO MERCADO MUNDIAL DE PRODUTOS AGROALIMENTARES E O PAPEL DO BRASIL

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    Medeiros, Marlon Clovis

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    O artigo analisa as mudanças recentes na geografia do mercado mundial de produtos agrícolas, discutindo a inserção do Brasil, o papel dos mercados futuros na elevação dos preços internacionais e as mudanças entre os países exportadores e importadores de produtos agrícolas. Argumentamos que a principal mudança no espaço agrícola mundial nas últimas duas décadas foi o crescimento dos investimentos financeiros em commodities agrícolas e o crescimento dos mercados de futuros. A dinâmica financeir...

  18. O Papel dos Mapas Conceituais na Educação Médica

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    Full Text Available No âmbito do ensino da medicina, diante das imperiosas mudanças necessárias para a formação de um profissional que aprenda a aprender, a aprendizagem significativa de David Ausubel - pressuposto teórico para a construção de mapas conceituais - tem permitido uma genuína articulação dos conhecimentos necessários à prática médica, facultando, portanto, um aprendizado mais efetivo e permitindo a atuação em um contexto complexo e interdisciplinar. Em conformidade com o exposto, o presente manuscrito objetiva apresentar o papel dos mapas conceituais na educação médica.

  19. Cobalt(III) complex

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    e, 40 µM complex, 10 hrs after dissolution, f, 40 µM complex, after irradiation dose 15 Gy. and H-atoms result in reduction of Co(III) to Co. (II). 6. It is interesting to see in complex containing multiple ligands what is the fate of electron adduct species formed by electron addition. Reduction to. Co(II) and intramolecular transfer ...

  20. Calculus III essentials

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    REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Calculus III includes vector analysis, real valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integrations, vector fields, and infinite series.

  1. EL PAPEL DE LOS VALORES EN EL DESARROLLO DE LA IDENTIDAD CORPORATIVA

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    Fanny Ramírez

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    Full Text Available Actualmente son escasas las instituciones que cuentan con directivos conscientes de su responsabilidad de desarrollar una identidad corporativa sólida, y esto constituye una gran debilidad que está relacionada con la ausencia de valores que se requieren como elementos constituyentes de sus principios básicos (PBO. Como las demás actividades del hombre, la identidad corporativa, implica una dimensión ética que le garantice un sentido de perennidad en tanto compromete valores societales que interactúen con los valores deontológicos, organizacionales e individuales. Pero, las diferentes tipologias sobre valor realizadas exigen una revisión para establecer lo que se entiende por valor y el papel que estos juegan en el desarrollo de la identidad corporativa. Mediante un estudio de carácter bibliográfico documental cualitativo, se concluyó que los valores son capacidades comportadas por la naturaleza de los entes que pueden ser adquiridos y desarrolladas mediante el cimiento de la virtud y que la puesta en acción de los valores es una responsabilidad de la alta directiva El papel de los valores en el desarrollo de la identidad corporativa supone tres momentos o etapas de la identidad corporativa. La etapa del diseño y la de la difusión de los (PBO; el simbolismo o Identidad Visual y el comportamiento organizacional. La puesta en práctica de todos esos valores permitirá en la tercera etapa la identificación.

  2. MDA Y EL PAPEL DE LOS MODELOS EN EL PROCESO DE DESARROLLO DE SOFTWARE

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    Juan Bernardo Quintero

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    Full Text Available El papel de los modelos es fundamental en el desarrollo de software para potenciar el reúso de los diferentes elementos del software y facilitar la labor de los diferentes roles que participan del proceso. La Arquitectura Dirigida por Modelos (MDA propone un proceso de desarrollo basado en la realización y transformación de modelos. Los principios en los que se fundamenta MDA son la abstracción, la automatización y la estandarización. El proceso central de MDA es la transformación de modelos que parten del espacio del problema (CIM hasta modelos específicos de la plataforma (PSM, pasando por modelos que describen una solución independientemente de la computación (PIM. Para explicar el papel de los modelos en el proceso de desarrollo de software este artículo explora los principales conceptos presentados en la propuesta de MDA.The role of models is critical in software development to enable the reuse of different software elements and to aid the work of several roles involved in the process. Model Driven Architecture (MDA suggests a development process based on models realization and transformation. The principles in which MDA is based are abstraction, automation, and standardization. The central process of MDA is the transformation of models from the problem space (CIM to platform specific models (PSM, passing across models describing a platform independent solution (PIM. In order to explain the model role in the software process development, this paper explores the main concept presented in the MDA proposal.

  3. Annual Surveillance Summary: Escherichia coli (E. coli) Infections in the Military Health System (MHS), 2015

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    Annual Surveillance Summary: Escherichia coli ( E . coli ) Infections in the Military Health System (MHS...or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government. i i E . coli in the MHS: Annual Summary 2015 Prepared...March 2017 EpiData Center Department NMCPHC-EDC-TR-187-2017 ii ii E . coli in the MHS: Annual Summary 2015 Prepared March 2017 EpiData

  4. Chromosomal features of Escherichia coli serotype O2:K2, an avian pathogenic E. coli.

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    Jørgensen, Steffen L; Kudirkiene, Egle; Li, Lili; Christensen, Jens P; Olsen, John E; Nolan, Lisa; Olsen, Rikke H

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    Escherichia coli causing infection outside the gastrointestinal system are referred to as extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli. Avian pathogenic E. coli is a subgroup of extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli and infections due to avian pathogenic E. coli have major impact on poultry production economy and welfare worldwide. An almost defining characteristic of avian pathogenic E. coli is the carriage of plasmids, which may encode virulence factors and antibiotic resistance determinates. For the same reason, plasmids of avian pathogenic E. coli have been intensively studied. However, genes encoded by the chromosome may also be important for disease manifestation and antimicrobial resistance. For the E. coli strain APEC_O2 the plasmids have been sequenced and analyzed in several studies, and E. coli APEC_O2 may therefore serve as a reference strain in future studies. Here we describe the chromosomal features of E. coli APEC_O2. E. coli APEC_O2 is a sequence type ST135, has a chromosome of 4,908,820 bp (plasmid removed), comprising 4672 protein-coding genes, 110 RNA genes, and 156 pseudogenes, with an average G + C content of 50.69%. We identified 82 insertion sequences as well as 4672 protein coding sequences, 12 predicated genomic islands, three prophage-related sequences, and two clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats regions on the chromosome, suggesting the possible occurrence of horizontal gene transfer in this strain. The wildtype strain of E. coli APEC_O2 is resistant towards multiple antimicrobials, however, no (complete) antibiotic resistance genes were present on the chromosome, but a number of genes associated with extra-intestinal disease were identified. Together, the information provided here on E. coli APEC_O2 will assist in future studies of avian pathogenic E. coli strains, in particular regarding strain of E. coli APEC_O2, and aid in the general understanding of the pathogenesis of avian pathogenic E. coli .

  5. Hemolytic porcine intestinal Escherichia coli without virulence-associated genes typical of intestinal pathogenic E. coli.

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    Schierack, Peter; Weinreich, Joerg; Ewers, Christa; Tachu, Babila; Nicholson, Bryon; Barth, Stefanie

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    Testing 1,666 fecal or intestinal samples from healthy and diarrheic pigs, we obtained hemolytic Escherichia coli isolates from 593 samples. Focusing on hemolytic E. coli isolates without virulence-associated genes (VAGs) typical for enteropathogens, we found that such isolates carried a broad variety of VAGs typical for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli.

  6. Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in Daycare

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    Hebbelstrup Jensen, Betina; Stensvold, Christen R.; Struve, Carsten

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    Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) has been associated with persistent diarrhea, reduced growth acceleration, and failure to thrive in children living in developing countries and with childhood diarrhea in general in industrialized countries. The clinical implications of an EAEC carrier...... and answered a questionnaire regarding gastrointestinal symptoms and exposures. Exposures included foreign travel, consumption of antibiotics, and contact with a diseased animal. In the capital area of Denmark, a total of 179 children aged 0-6 years were followed in a cohort study, in the period between 2009...

  7. Peptidoglycan Hydrolases of Escherichia coli

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    van Heijenoort, Jean

    2011-01-01

    Summary: The review summarizes the abundant information on the 35 identified peptidoglycan (PG) hydrolases of Escherichia coli classified into 12 distinct families, including mainly glycosidases, peptidases, and amidases. An attempt is also made to critically assess their functions in PG maturation, turnover, elongation, septation, and recycling as well as in cell autolysis. There is at least one hydrolytic activity for each bond linking PG components, and most hydrolase genes were identified. Few hydrolases appear to be individually essential. The crystal structures and reaction mechanisms of certain hydrolases having defined functions were investigated. However, our knowledge of the biochemical properties of most hydrolases still remains fragmentary, and that of their cellular functions remains elusive. Owing to redundancy, PG hydrolases far outnumber the enzymes of PG biosynthesis. The presence of the two sets of enzymes acting on the PG bonds raises the question of their functional correlations. It is difficult to understand why E. coli keeps such a large set of PG hydrolases. The subtle differences in substrate specificities between the isoenzymes of each family certainly reflect a variety of as-yet-unidentified physiological functions. Their study will be a far more difficult challenge than that of the steps of the PG biosynthesis pathway. PMID:22126997

  8. Third International E. coli genome meeting

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    Proceedings of the Third E. Coli Genome Meeting are provided. Presentations were divided into sessions entitled (1) Large Scale Sequencing, Sequence Analysis; (2) Databases; (3) Sequence Analysis; (4) Sequence Divergence in E. coli Strains; (5) Repeated Sequences and Regulatory Motifs; (6) Mutations, Rearrangements and Stress Responses; and (7) Origins of New Genes. The document provides a collection of abstracts of oral and poster presentations.

  9. Escherichia Coli Removal from Water Using Electrophotocatalytic ...

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    inactivation of bacterial microorganisms in areas with low ... disinfection of water contaminated with fecal indicators such as E. coli ... media, brain heart infusion, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide ... furnace at temperature 105 and 320°C f0r 60 min. For 2- and .... charge of E. coli logarithmic growth phase might affect the ...

  10. Antimicrobial resistance among commensal Escherichia coli from ...

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    Commensal bacteria contribute to the distribution and persistence of antimicrobial resistance in the environment. This study monitored antimicrobial resistance in commensal Escherichia coli from the faeces of on-farm and slaughter cattle and beef. A total of 342 (89.5%) E. coli isolates were obtained from 382 samples.

  11. Characterization of Escherichia coli Phylogenetic Groups ...

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    Background: Escherichia coli strains mainly fall into four phylogenetic groups (A, B1, B2, and D) and that virulent extra‑intestinal strains mainly belong to groups B2 and D. Aim: The aim was to determine the association between phylogenetic groups of E. coli causing extraintestinal infections (ExPEC) regarding the site of ...

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

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

  13. PATHOGENIC POTENTIALS OF ESCHERICHIA COLI ISOLATED ...

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    Electrolyte and haematological parameters in rabbits infected with pathogenic isolates of Escherichia coli from rural water supplies in Rivers State, Nigeria, where monitored. Rabbits were orally infected with suspension containing 3x107 cfu /ml of Escherichia coli to induce diarrhoea, and the electrolyte (sodium, potassium ...

  14. Fosfomycin Resistance in Escherichia coli, Pennsylvania, USA.

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    Alrowais, Hind; McElheny, Christi L; Spychala, Caressa N; Sastry, Sangeeta; Guo, Qinglan; Butt, Adeel A; Doi, Yohei

    2015-11-01

    Fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli is rare in the United States. An extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing E. coli clinical strain identified in Pennsylvania, USA, showed high-level fosfomycin resistance caused by the fosA3 gene. The IncFII plasmid carrying this gene had a structure similar to those found in China, where fosfomycin resistance is commonly described.

  15. Strategies for Protein Overproduction in Escherichia coli.

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    1984-01-01

    Examines heterologous expression in Escherichia coli and the role of regulatory sequences which control gene expression at transcription resulting in abundant production of messenger RNA and regulatory sequences in mRNA which promote efficient translation. Also examines the role of E. coli cells in stabilizing mRNA and protein that is…

  16. Escherichia coli survival in waters: Temperature dependence

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    Knowing the survival rates of water-borne Escherichia coli is important in evaluating microbial contamination and making appropriate management decisions. E. coli survival rates are dependent on temperature, a dependency that is routinely expressed using an analogue of the Q10 mo...

  17. Comparison of 61 Sequenced Escherichia coli Genomes

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    Lukjancenko, Oksana; Wassenaar, T. M.; Ussery, David

    2010-01-01

    Escherichia coli is an important component of the biosphere and is an ideal model for studies of processes involved in bacterial genome evolution. Sixty-one publically available E. coli and Shigella spp. sequenced genomes are compared, using basic methods to produce phylogenetic and proteomics...

  18. Antimicrobial resistance among commensal Escherichia coli from ...

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    user1

    2012-07-19

    Jul 19, 2012 ... Commensal bacteria contribute to the distribution and persistence of antimicrobial resistance in the environment. This study monitored antimicrobial resistance in commensal Escherichia coli from the faeces of on-farm and slaughter cattle and beef. A total of 342 (89.5%) E. coli isolates were obtained.

  19. Fimbrial adhesins from extraintestinal Escherichia coli

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    Klemm, Per; Hancock, Viktoria; Schembri, Mark A.

    2010-01-01

    Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) represent an important subclass of E. coli that cause a wide spectrum of diseases in human and animal hosts. Fimbriae are key virulence factors of ExPEC strains. These long surface located rod-shaped organelles mediate receptor-specific attachment...

  20. lactamase in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli

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    2011-08-22

    Aug 22, 2011 ... The beta lactamase enzyme producing E. coli, resistant to β-lactam antibiotics, created many problems ... Key words: Escherichia coli, β-lactamase enzymes, TEM-type extended spectrum ... difficulties in treatment using antibiotics that are currently ... and chloramphenicol (30 µg) (Mast Diagnostics Ltd., UK).

  1. Endothelin role in the orthostatic stress Papel da endotelina no estresse ortostático

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    Marli Cardoso Martins Pinge

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    e, juntamente com componentes hormonais, amplia a capacidade de adaptação frente a mudanças posturais. Qualquer dificuldade nesse mecanismo compensatório que impeça seu funcionamento adequado pode resultar em falha da resposta com hipotensão, que, por sua vez, pode levar à hipoperfusão cerebral, hipóxia e perda de consciência. A manutenção da pressão arterial em níveis normais é importante para a homeostasia do meio interno. O barorreflexo desempenha papel fundamental no controle cardiovascular a curto-prazo na adaptação ao estresse ortostático, e prevendo excessivas flutuações da pressão arterial. Durante o estresse ortostático, também ocorrem mudanças neuroendócrinas como alteração nos níveis plasmáticos de endotelina. A endotelina, peptídeo composto de 21 aminoácidos, apresenta potente ação vasoconstritora. Tem sido sugerido um papel para a endotelina, já que está demonstrado que seus níveis no sangue estão aumentados em resposta a um estresse ortostático. Entretanto, embora os níveis de endotelina-1 aumentem em resposta ao estresse postural agudo, seu papel na homeostase cardiovascular e sua relação na liberação de outros hormônios ainda permanecem controversos e bastante desconhecidos em humanos in vivo.

  2. Educación física emocional en secundaria. El papel de la sociomotricidad

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    Conxita Duran Delgado

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La educación física puede ejercer un papel destacado en la educación de competencias emocionales, las cuales repercuten direc-tamente en el rendimiento académico del alumnado y en la mejora de su bienestar subjetivo. En este trabajo se examinó la vivencia emocional de adolescentes en diferentes clases de juegos deportivos, con presencia y ausencia de competición. Correspondió a un diseño cuasi-experimental de medidas repetidas. Participaron 220 estudiantes de ESO y bachillerato de 5 centros educativos de Cataluña y Valencia. Se realizaron 4 sesiones basadas en diferentes familias de juegos deportivos. A través de la escala validada Games and emotions Scale (GES los alumnos identificaron la vivencia emocional originada en cada juego. El análisis de los datos se realizó mediante ecuaciones de estimación generalizadas (GEE. El modelo consideró los factores intra-participantes: 1 dominio de acción motriz; 2 competición y 3 tipo de emoción y los factores entre-participantes, que fueron: 1 género; y 2 historial deportivo. De los resultados se obtienen tres hallazgos principales: a el papel destacado de los juegos sociomotores para promover emociones positivas intensas; b la presencia de adversarios (en juegos de oposición y de cooperación-oposición aumenta la intensidad de las emociones negativas; c la introducción de la competición incrementa la intensidad de las emociones positivas en los juegos psicomotores y los valores de las emociones negativas en los juegos sociomotores. Este estudio aporta argumentos científicos y recomendaciones prácticas para promover una educación física emocional orientada hacia el bienestar subjetivo y a la adquisición de estilos de vida saludables en adolescentes.

  3. Papel de las mitocondrias y el estrés oxidativo en el proceso inflamatorio renal

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    Walter Manucha

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La muerte celular programada y la fibrosis renal son procesos inherentes a la enfermedad renal crónica y, en tal sentido, ha sido recientemente descripta una clara desregulación de la maquinaria respiratoria mitocondrial en pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica asociada con un aumento del estrés oxidativo. Las células tubulares lesionadas vinculadas a los macrófagos intersticiales y miofibroblastos producen citoquinas y factores de crecimiento que promueven un estado inflamatorio, inducen la apoptosis de las células tubulares y facilitan la acumulación de matriz extracelular. La angiotensina II desempeña un papel central en la fibrogénesis renal y conduce a una rápida progresión de la enfermedad renal crónica. Los niveles crecientes de la angiotensina II inducen citoquinas pro-inflamatorias, la activación de NF-kB, moléculas de adhesión, quimiocinas, factores de crecimiento y estrés oxidativo. Toda la evidencia actual sugiere que la angiotensina II aumenta el estrés oxidativo mitocondrial, regula la inducción de apoptosis y condiciona al estado inflamatorio. Por lo tanto, existiría un papel determinante de las mitocondrias y el estrés oxidativo en el proceso inflamatorio renal. Finalmente, esta revisión resume nuestro actual conocimiento acerca de los posibles mecanismos que contribuirían con la apoptosis modulada por la inflamación y/o el estrés oxidativo durante la enfermedad renal crónica. Además, se propone un nuevo concepto de herramientas anti-inflamatorias que regulan el estrés oxidativo mitocondrial lo cual afectaría directamente al proceso inflamatorio y la apoptosis. Esta idea podría tener consecuencias atractivas sobre el tratamiento de patologías inflamatorias renales y de otras afines.

  4. Escherichia coli Attenuation by Fe Electrocoagulation in Synthetic Bengal Groundwater: Effect of pH and Natural Organic Matter.

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    Delaire, Caroline; van Genuchten, Case M; Nelson, Kara L; Amrose, Susan E; Gadgil, Ashok J

    2015-08-18

    Technologies addressing both arsenic and microbial contamination of Bengal groundwater are needed. Fe electrocoagulation (Fe-EC), a simple process relying on the dissolution of an Fe(0) anode to produce Fe(III) precipitates, has been shown to efficiently remove arsenic from groundwater at low cost. We investigated Escherichia coli (E. coli) attenuation by Fe-EC in synthetic Bengal groundwater as a function of Fe dosage rate, total Fe dosed, pH, and presence of natural organic matter (NOM). A 2.5 mM Fe dosage simultaneously achieved over 4-log E. coli attenuation and arsenic removal from 450 to below 10 μg/L. E. coli reduction was significantly enhanced at pH 6.6 compared to pH 7.5, which we linked to the decreased rate of Fe(II) oxidation at lower pH. 3 mg/L-C of NOM (Suwanee River fulvic acid) did not significantly affect E. coli attenuation. Live-dead staining and comparisons of Fe-EC with chemical coagulation controls showed that the primary mechanism of E. coli attenuation is physical removal with Fe(III) precipitates, with inactivation likely contributing as well at lower pH. Transmission electron microscopy showed that EC precipitates adhere to and bridge individual E. coli cells, resulting in large bacteria-Fe aggregates that can be removed by gravitational settling. Our results point to the promising ability of Fe-EC to treat arsenic and bacterial contamination simultaneously at low cost.

  5. Adição de aparas de papel reciclável na fabricação de chapas de madeira aglomerada.

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    Leandro Calegari; Clovis R. Haselein; Marcos V. Barros; Tobias L. Scaravelli; Lourdes Patricia E. Dacosta; Cristiane Pedrazzi; Everton Hillig

    2010-01-01

    Neste trabalho, foram analisadas as propriedades físico-mecânicas de chapas aglomeradas produzidas com dois tipos de papel reciclável (papel jornal e offset) e partículas de madeira de Pinus elliottii Engelm. As aparas de papel foram usadas no colchão em dois diferentes formatos (tiras ou moídas) e em diferentes proporções: 0, 20, 40, 60 e 100% do peso seco das partículas. Utilizoaram-se 10% de adesivo à base de tanino-formaldeído na proporção 100:10. O experimento foi estabelecido segundo mo...

  6. Papel de la teoría de conjuntos en la construcción de los números naturales

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    2005-01-01

    Esta investigación se centra en la caracterización del papel de las nociones conjuntistas básicas en la construcción de los números naturales. El problema está inmerso en un proyecto macro sobre "el papel de la teoría de conjuntos en la formación de maestros de educación primaria". Como el currículo de los maestros es muy amplio delimitamos el problema a las relaciones ecológicas entre estas nociones y los números naturales. Para tal fin caracterizamos el papel de los conjuntos en las constru...

  7. Pseudo Class III malocclusion

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    Fadia M. Al-Hummayani

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The treatment of deep anterior crossbite is technically challenging due to the difficulty of placing traditional brackets with fixed appliances. This case report represents a none traditional treatment modality to treat deep anterior crossbite in an adult pseudo class III malocclusion complicated by severely retruded, supraerupted upper and lower incisors. Treatment was carried out in 2 phases. Phase I treatment was performed by removable appliance “modified Hawley appliance with inverted labial bow,” some modifications were carried out to it to suit the presented case. Positive overbite and overjet was accomplished in one month, in this phase with minimal forces exerted on the lower incisors. Whereas, phase II treatment was performed with fixed appliances (braces to align teeth and have proper over bite and overjet and to close posterior open bite, this phase was accomplished within 11 month.

  8. Ammonium diphosphitoindate(III

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    Full Text Available The crystal structure of the title compound, NH4[In(HPO32], is built up from InIII cations (site symmetry 3m. adopting an octahedral environment and two different phosphite anions (each with site symmetry 3m. exhibiting a triangular–pyramidal geometry. Each InO6 octahedron shares its six apices with hydrogen phosphite groups. Reciprocally, each HPO3 group shares all its O atoms with three different metal cations, leading to [In(HPO32]− layers which propagate in the ab plane. The ammonium cation likewise has site symmetry 3m.. In the structure, the cations are located between the [In(HPO32]− layers of the host framework. The sheets are held together by hydrogen bonds formed between the NH4+ cations and the O atoms of the framework.

  9. Fast ejendom III

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    Bogen er det tredje bind af tre planlagte bind om fast ejendom: I Overdragelsen, II Bolighandlen og III Ejerbeføjelsen. Fremstillingens giver et grundigt overblik over centrale områder af en omfattende regulering af fast ejendom, med angivelse af litteratur, hvor læseren kan søge yderligere...... oplysning. En ejer af fast ejendom er på særdeles mange områder begrænset i sin råden sammenlignet med ejeren af et formuegode i almindelighed. Fremstillingen tager udgangspunkt i ejerens perspektiv (fremfor samfundets eller myndighedernes). Både den privatretlige og offentligretlige regulering behandles......, eksempelvis ejendomsdannelsen, servitutter, naboretten, hævd, zoneinddelingen, den fysiske planlægning, beskyttelse af natur, beskyttelse af kultur, forurening fra fast ejendom, erstatning for forurening, jordforurening, ekspropriation, byggeri og adgang til fast ejendom....

  10. Medical and economic impact of extraintestinal infections due to Escherichia coli: focus on an increasingly important endemic problem.

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    Russo, Thomas A; Johnson, James R

    2003-04-01

    Escherichia coli is probably the best-known bacterial species and one of the most frequently isolated organisms from clinical specimens. Despite this, underappreciation and misunderstandings exist among medical professionals and the lay public alike regarding E. coli as an extraintestinal pathogen. Underappreciated features include (i) the wide variety of extraintestinal infections E. coli can cause, (ii) the high incidence and associated morbidity, mortality, and costs of these diverse clinical syndromes, (iii) the pathogenic potential of different groups of E. coli strains for causing intestinal versus extraintestinal disease, and (iv) increasing antimicrobial resistance. In this era in which health news often sensationalizes uncommon infection syndromes or pathogens, the strains of E. coli that cause extraintestinal infection are an increasingly important endemic problem and underappreciated "killers". Billions of health care dollars, millions of work days, and hundreds of thousands of lives are lost each year to extraintestinal infections due to E. coli. New treatments and prevention measures will be needed for improved outcomes and a diminished disease burden.

  11. O papel mediador entre confiança e desempenho organizacional

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    Marco Tulio Fundão Zanini

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, busca-se contribuir para as discussões sobre a relação entre confiança e desempenho organizacional numa perspectiva econômica. Examinou-se o papel mediador entre confiança e desempenho organizacional a partir da análise da confiança como um elemento de coordenação informal dentro das organizações. Observou-se que a confiança interpessoal é um elemento central para a melhor compreensão dos contratos relacionais, como os contratos de trabalho, e que investimentos na criação e na manutenção de ambientes de trabalho baseados em confiança devem observar uma racionalidade econômica. Por meio de revisão na literatura para buscar compreender a necessidade e os benefícios de contextos sociais de alta e baixa confiança, concluiu-se que confiança é um elemento essencial para a execução de específicas tarefas organizacionais e observou-se sua relação mediadora com o desempenho.

  12. O papel de marcadores moleculares na genética forense

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    Daniele Decanine

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi apresentar uma revisão bibliográfica sobre as tecnologias utilizadas na Genética Forense, enfatizando o uso de marcadores moleculares para a identificação humana. Apresento aqui alguns exemplos do potencial da Biologia Molecular para auxiliar na investigação criminal, bem como na definição de parentesco (maternidade e paternidade. A utilização desses marcadores é atualmente a peça fundamental para os testes de DNA forense. Estes sistemas são, na sua maioria, baseados na análise de painéis de sequências microssatélites específicas (STRs. Foi possível discorrer sobre o uso forense do DNA, sobre a presença de regiões hipervariáveis no material genético, o papel de marcadores moleculares, bem como abordar técnicas de análise de DNA e suas aplicações. A busca por novas metodologias se faz importante para reduzir os custos e impulsionar uma nova cultura genética na Ciência Forense, as quais terão impacto no futuro do DNA forense com a expansão da Biologia Molecular.

  13. Predictores familiares de la violencia filio-parental: el papel de la disciplina familiar

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    Izaskun Ibabe

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La violencia filio-parental es un problema social cualitativamente diferente a otros tipos de violencia familiar, porque los adolescentes dirigen la violencia hacia quienes debieran representar la autoridad y proporcionarles bienestar. El objetivo principal de este estudio era analizar el papel de las relaciones paternofiliales y la disciplina familiar en el desarrollo de conductas violentas y prosociales de los adolescentes hacia sus padres. En el estudio participaron 585 hijos/as (48% varones entre 12 y 18 años procedentes de 8 centros escolares de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco. Los resultados indican que las relaciones familiares basadas en el afecto y la comunicación son las que favorecen las conductas prosociales de los hijos, y reducen las conductas violentas de éstos en el hogar. Por el contrario, las estrategias de disciplina parental coercitivas y las estrategias parcialmente coercitivas (supervisión y coste de respuesta se asocian a un mayor nivel de violencia física y psicológica de los hijos adolescentes hacia sus padres. Finalmente, se discuten las implicaciones de estos resultados en relación a la educación parental.

  14. O papel da música nos anúncios publicitários

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    Paulo Ribeiro Cardoso

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    Full Text Available A música, uma poderosa estratégia publicitária em anúncios de televisão, tem recebido pouca atenção por parte dos acadêmicos (quando comparada com outras estratégias, apesar dos efeitos positivos que parece conseguir em relação à capacidade dos públicos de recordar e memorizar a mensagem global do anúncio. Tomando como ponto de partida uma reflexão de caráter semiótico sobre a natureza (aparentemente elusiva do discurso musical, é objetivo deste artigo analisar o papel da música na mensagem publicitária, os seus efeitos no(s público(s e a adequação do relacionamento entre as tipologias musicais selecionadas e anúncios específicos, tendo em consideração, para este efeito, alguns estudos já existentes sobre esta temática.

  15. SUA VIDA É UM LIVRO: UM TRABALHO INTERDISCIPLINAR ACERCA DO PAPEL DA MULHER NA COMUNIDADE

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    Pedro Henrique Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudo visa abordar os aspectos políticos, culturais e históricos da sociedade, com ênfase na importância do papel da mulher. A fundamentação teórica foi construída à luz dos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais do Ensino Médio (2006, do Currículo do Estado de São Paulo (2011 e Lustosa (2006. Tendo em vista que o ensino médio atual deve se preocupar com uma educação permanente, o que significa preparar o aluno para a vida e qualificá-lo para a cidadania, seja num futuro ambiente escolar ou profissional, espera-se que o aluno, ao realizar as atividades propostas neste projeto, adquira um significado ao seu aprendizado e reconheça a importância da figura feminina na sua sociedade. Para tanto, foi elaborado um projeto interdisciplinar entre as áreas de Linguagens, Códigos e suas Tecnologias e Ciências Humanas a fim de organizar um trabalho em que o conhecimento seja contextualizado de forma sincrônica, diacrônica e interativa.

  16. El Papel de la Dimensión Colectiva en el Estudio de la Felicidad

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    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre felicidad incluyen diversas perspectivas, conceptualizaciones y factores asociados a este concepto; sin embargo, las investigaciones sobre felicidad con frecuencia se concentran en la dimensión individual de la misma. El presente trabajo hace énfasis en la concepción de la felicidad como un constructo multidimensional conformado por aspectos individuales y por aspectos colectivos. De manera que el propósito central del artículo es presentar un análisis sobre la dimensión colectiva de la felicidad, la cual ha sido poco estudiada en el contexto latinoamericano. En particular este artículo busca enfatizar el papel de las relaciones afectivas, la conducta prosocial y la inversión en los demás, en la comprensión de la felicidad. En las conclusiones se identifican temáticas relevantes asociadas a la dimensión colectiva que permitirán ampliar la investigación sobre la felicidad.

  17. O papel dos líderes no processo de educação corporativa

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    Patricia Tristão

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho se propõe a analisar o papel dos líderes no processo de aprendizagem dos indivíduos nas organizações, explorando como este aprendizado ocorre no contemporâneo sistema de Educação Corporativa. O desenvolvimento das lideranças, no que tange ao aprendizado e à educação, é de suma importância para a sustentabilidade da organização por meio da Educação Corporativa. O líder é o responsável por transmitir confiança ao liderado, sendo capaz de influenciá-lo no processo de aprendizagem, disponibilizando tempo e motivação para aprender e ajudando-o a identificar objetivo referente à educação. Porém, é preciso desenvolver e aprimorar alguns de seus papéis fundamentais para obter sucesso em sua função como educador e influenciador da aprendizagem.

  18. O uso das plantas medicinais e o papel da fé no cuidado familiar

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    Crislaine Alves Barcellos de Lima

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Compreender o uso das plantas medicinais e o papel da fé no sistema de cuidado familiar. Método Pesquisa qualitativa, realizada em abril e julho de 2015, em um município do Rio Grande do Sul/Brasil, com três informantes conhecedores de práticas de cuidado. A interpretação dos dados seguiu referencial antropológico interpretativo. Resultados Emergiram duas categorias: Plantas medicinais no cuidado à saúde e Cuidado com o uso das plantas no ritual de benzer. Identificou-se que o uso das plantas e a cura pela fé constituem uma forma de autoatenção peculiar, própria do território, que resgata o ser humano da perspectiva biológica e íntegra corpo, alma, espírito e ambiente. Conclusão A investigação permitiu compreender que as plantas medicinais, além da relação biológica estabelecida, atuam no sistema de cuidado familiar, sendo que a sua utilização não opera conforme os princípios de compra e venda, mas da troca, do dar, receber e retribuir.

  19. El papel de las bibliotecas en el acceso a recursos web de calidad

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    Andrés Fernández-Ramos

    Full Text Available Internet ha supuesto una drástica transformación en las formas de comunicación y de acceso a la información. La ingente cantidad de información disponible en la web y el hecho de que esta no pase por ningún filtro suponen un problema a la hora de localizar información de calidad. Las deficiencias de los buscadores y la falta de competencia informacional dificultan un acceso eficaz a los recursos valiosos existentes en la web. En este trabajo se describe el papel que la biblioteca juega en el acceso a la información de calidad en internet a través de las principales actuaciones que pueden llevar a cabo: la formación de usuarios en competencias informacionales relacionadas con la búsqueda y evaluación de información y el desarrollo de herramientas y servicios que permitan el acceso a recursos de calidad disponibles en internet, como son las guías temáticas, los directorios temáticos o la inclusión de estos recursos en el catálogo.

  20. The Role of Rituximab in Lymphomas O papel do Rituximab nos linfomas

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Over the last years the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma underwent a great advance in relation to the diagnosis, classification, high-dose chemotherapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Simultaneously with this, there was the development of new drugs and support therapy which enabled an improvement in the evolution and survival of the patients. The use of monoclonal antibodies against cancer cells is an old idea and in this report the results of the role of the anti-CD20-Rituximab in lymphomas is discussed.Nos últimos anos o tratamento do linfomas não Hodgkin apresentou um grande avanço no diagnóstico, classificação, quimioterapia com altas doses e o transplante de células percursoras hematopoiéticas. Simultaneamente houve o desenvolvimento de novas drogas e no tratamento de suporte o que possibilita um avanço na evolução e sobrevida dos pacientes. A idéia do emprego de anticorpos monoclonais no tratamento do câncer é antiga e neste relato são apresentados os resultados e o papel do anti-CD20-Rituximab nos linfomas.

  1. Fronteras de Papel: Mass Media fabricando imaginarios e identidades en una ciudad-frontera mexicana

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    Ibán Trápaga

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La descripción y análisis de los elementos discursivos que conforman una región de frontera observando lo que dicen sus medios de comunicación locales es el objeto de la investigación antropológica sobre la que se sostiene este artículo. El documento aporta resultados de un estudio más amplio sobre migración y frontera en Ciudad Juárez, Chih., México y resalta las implicaciones entre comunicación de masas, cultura, ideología y poder. La metodología aplicada -Antropología de las fronteras- asume una perspectiva global y local, textual y contextual y participa de un enfoque mixto: etnográfico y lingüístico. La alteridad fronteriza aparece sometida discursivamente bajo una urdimbre de exclusión y estigmatización; es así como entiendo se construyen las fronteras internas a la nación, mediante la facturación de discursos y textos que modelan representaciones cognitivas de la realidad. Los medios de comunicación asumen un papel relevante en esta maquinación dominical.

  2. Papel de la proteína C reactiva en las enfermedades cardiovasculares

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    Fernando Manzur, MD., FACC

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available La proteína C-reactiva (PCR, un marcador sensible de inflamación, es un predictor independiente de enfermedad cardiovascular futura (ECV, que es una de las principales causas de muerte en todo el mundo. El papel de la inflamación en esta entidad ha sido bien documentado en la última década, y se ha demostrado inflamación en todas las fases de la aterosclerosis, desde el inicio y el crecimiento, hasta la ruptura de la placa. La PCR es una proteína de fase aguda, altamente sensible como marcador de inflamación general. En estudios experimentales, se ha determinado la presencia de PCR en arterias que presentan lesiones ateroscleróticas. También se ha demostrado que, en forma directa, la PCR induce la producción de otras células inflamatorias y que disminuye la expresión de la óxido nítrico sintetasa. Es decir, desde el punto de vista biológico, la PCR participa en el proceso aterogénico. En adultos, la PCR, detectada con técnicas ultrasensibles (PCRus, se asocia con los factores de riesgo tradicionales y su concentración predice eventos cardiovasculares.

  3. El papel del desarrollo financiero como fuente del crecimiento económico

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    José Luis Hernández Mota

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Recientemente ha resurgido el debate por el papel del sistema financiero en el crecimiento económico; sin embargo, en la mayor parte de la literatura se tiene como finalidad medir el impacto del primero sobre el segundo, a través de relaciones econométricas. Por ello, el presente trabajo contribuye a la literatura retomando el análisis del modelo canónico de crecimiento económico, donde se introduce la variable financiera como factor que puede provocar una influencia permanente sobre la tasa de crecimiento económico por medio de su grado de complementariedad con la acumulación de capital y la productividad, y no únicamente como un factor explicativo de ella. Así, se manifiesta la importancia de los efectos reales que provoca el desarrollo del sistema financiero en los factores del crecimiento económico; ello, desde un marco macroeconómico aplicable tanto para las economías desarrolladas como para las emergentes.

  4. El papel del desarrollo finnaciero como fuente del crecimiento económico

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    José Luis Hernández Mota

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Recientemente ha surgido el debate por el papel del sistema financiero en el crecimiento económico; sin embargo, en la mayor parte de la literatura se tiene como finalidad medir el impacto del primero sobre el segundo, a través de relaciones econométricas. Por ello, el presente trabajo contribuye a la literatura retomando el análisis del modelo canónico de crecimiento económico, donde se introduce la variable financiera como factor que puede provocar una influencia permanente sobre la tasa de crecimiento económico por medio de su grado de complementariedad con la acumulación de capital y la productividad, y no únicamente como un factor explicativo de ella. Así, se manifiesta la importancia de los efectos reales que provoca el desarrollo del sistema financiero en los factores del crecimiento económico aplicable tanto a las economías desarrolladas como para las emergentes.

  5. O papel da televisão na construção legislativa brasileira

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    Renata Caleffi

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O processo legislativo brasileiro é colocado, algumas vezes, em questionamento, ora por ser apressado, ora por ser lento. Mais profundo que apenas o tempo em que um projeto de lei é discutido no Congresso Nacional, alguns pesquisadores conferem ainda aos veículos de comunicação uma parcela da culpa por algumas leis estarem sendo aprovadas na atualidade. O presente artigo busca encontrar alternativas para explicar a aprovação de leis no Brasil, destacando o papel da televisão como um ator social e não de uma autora legislativa. Como a televisão no Brasil é o meio mais consumido para obter informação, e o Jornal Nacional o programa de maior audiência, o telejornal é então, o objeto de pesquisa. Por meio da teoria dos múltiplos fluxos de Kingdon (2003, que dão origem às janelas de oportunidade, foi observada uma nova visão de como a construção legislativa pode ser uma estratégia política utilizada com frequência pelo Congresso Nacional e também, uma oportunidade do telejornal para pautar assuntos de caráter legislativo dentro da sociedade. Para exemplificar o processo legislativo, foram utilizadas as Leis 12.760/2012 (Lei Seca e a 12.737/2012 (Lei Carolina Dieckmann. As alternativas apresentadas neste artigo auxiliam as pesquisas interessadas em debater o papel da mídia e as relações de poder existentes entre os atores políticos nacionais, sejam em situação eletiva ou não, destacando as relações entre televisão e o Congresso e valorizando as estratégias comunicacionais dentro da política brasileira. Palavras-chave: Televisão.  Janelas da Oportunidade. Leis.  Estratégias. Política.   ABSTRACT Sometimes the Brazilian legislative process is questioned, either for being considered rushed or for being slow. Deeper than only the period in which a bill is discussed in the Congress, some researchers also blame the means of communication for some laws that have been currently adopted. This article seeks to

  6. EL PAPEL DE LAS COMPETENCIAS INDIVIDUALES Y COLECTIVAS EN LOS SISTEMAS DE ACCIÓN

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    Juan B. Climént Bonilla

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    Full Text Available El principal propósito de este artículo, producto de un extensa revisión de términos y conceptos relacionados con educación y capacitación basadas en competencias, es aclarar el papel de las competencias individuales y colectivas en el contexto de los sistemas de acción, donde ambos tipos se complementan -como instrumentos de la formación de individuos y grupos- en la solución de problemas y necesidades que afectan a las personas en distintos espacios de participación e intervención social. Con el mismo propósito, se examinan varias de las diferencias y puntos de encuentro, entre competencias individuales y colectivas, especialmente en lo que concierne a los componentes primarios y las funciones sustantivas de los sistemas de acción. Finalmente, se advierte sobre los efectos adversos que pueden tener las competencias falsas o desnaturalizadas, en el funcionamiento y la sustentabilidad de dichos sistemas.

  7. Biblioteca pública e educação: apontamentos sobre o papel da leitura hoje

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    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe algumas reflexões sobre o papel da biblioteca pública e da educação brasileiras hoje, no que se refere à formação de leitores. Essa é uma questão que continua atual e relevante, tendo em vista duas realidades de difícil interrelação: a permanência de altos índices de analfabetismo e iletrismo no país e as novas maneiras de ler e se comunicar que vieram com a revolução digital. O papel do mediador da leitura é também questionado neste artigo.

  8. DNA repair in DNA-polymerase-deficient mutants of Escherichia coli

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    Smith, D.W.; Tait, R.C.; Harris, A.L.

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    Escherichia coli mutants deficient in DNA polymerase I, in DNA polymerases I and II, or in DNA polymerase III can efficiently and completely execute excision-repair and postreplication repair of the uv-damaged DNA at 30 0 C and 43 0 C when assayed by alkaline sucrose gradients. Repair by Pol I - and Pol I - , Pol II - cells is inhibited by 1-β-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (araC) at 43 0 C but not at 30 0 C, whereas that by Pol III - cells is insensitive to araC at any temperature. Thus, either Pol I or Pol III is required for complete and efficient repair, and in their absence Pol II mediates a limited, incomplete dark repair of uv-damaged DNA

  9. Effect of bile on growth, peritoneal absorption, and blood clearance of Escherichia coli in E coli peritonitis

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    Andersson, R.; Schalen, C.; Tranberg, K.G.

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    The effect of intraperitoneal bile on growth, peritoneal absorption, and clearance of Escherichia coli was determined in E coli peritonitis in the rat. In E coli peritonitis, intraperitoneal bacterial counts gradually decreased, whereas they increased (after 2 hours) with subsequent development of bacteremia in E coli plus bile peritonitis. After an intraperitoneal injection of labeled bacteria, blood radioactivity was only initially lower in E coli plus bile peritonitis compared with E coli peritonitis. Clearance from blood was lower in E coli plus bile peritonitis than in E coli peritonitis. Organ localization was similar in E coli peritonitis and E coli plus bile peritonitis with decreased splenic, increased pulmonary, and unchanged hepatic uptakes compared with controls. Impaired peritoneal absorption of bacteria, together with impaired local host defense, is likely to enhance the noxious effect of bile in E coli peritonitis

  10. Semiconducting III-V compounds

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    Hilsum, C; Henisch, Heinz R

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    Semiconducting III-V Compounds deals with the properties of III-V compounds as a family of semiconducting crystals and relates these compounds to the monatomic semiconductors silicon and germanium. Emphasis is placed on physical processes that are peculiar to III-V compounds, particularly those that combine boron, aluminum, gallium, and indium with phosphorus, arsenic, and antimony (for example, indium antimonide, indium arsenide, gallium antimonide, and gallium arsenide).Comprised of eight chapters, this book begins with an assessment of the crystal structure and binding of III-V compounds, f

  11. El papel de algunas instituciones sociales en el derecho a decidir sobre la regulación de la fecundidad

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta algunas posiciones que se debaten en la bibliografía actual sobre el papel de las instituciones sociales en la toma de decisiones sobre los eventos reproductivos y su regulación. Se plantean algunos términos del debate sobre los derechos reproductivos y el papel de las instituciones públicas de salud, distinguiendo entre el desempeño de esas instituciones en distintos tipos de escenarios estatales. Se analiza también el papel que pueden desempeñar las organizaciones no gubernamentales en la promoción del derecho a decidir, distinguiendo entre las ONG vinculadas con movimientos sociales de base y las organizaciones asistenciales asociadas con grupos de poder. Un pequeño apartado se refiere a la importancia de la familia y las relaciones de parentesco en la toma de decisiones reproductivas, y por último, se señalan las potencialidades del ámbito escolar tanto en la reproducción como en la transformación de relaciones de género y generacionales de tipo autoritario que dificultan el desarrollo de la autonomía personal y de la reflexión crítica.

  12. El papel del estado y las políticas de acumulación de capital en Colombia

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    Full Text Available El desarrollo económico colombiano de la postguerra se ha caracterizado por el papel fundamentalmente indicativo que ha jugado el Estado colombiano en la esfera económica, y es quizás en el reciente plan de desarrollo publicado por el gobierno liberal en 1975, donde mejor se resumen y reflejan los límites de dicho papel. La principal función del Estado en el proceso de crecimiento industrial debería ser la de establecer un clima apropiado para la ampliación de las empresas existentes y la creación de nuevas empresas, de forma tal que satisfagan los requerimientos básicos de la población dentro de un contexto de crecimiento social y económico acelerado, contribuyendo decisivamente a la solución del problema del desempleo.El propósito de este artículo es explicar por qué el Estado colombiano ha jugado un papel tan limitado en la esfera económica, lo cual constituye un aspecto de la acumulación de capital en Colombia que está en agudo contraste con la experiencia de un gran número de países
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  13. Infectious endocarditis caused by Escherichia coli

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    Lauridsen, Trine Kiilerich; Arpi, Magnus; Fritz-Hansen, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Although Escherichia coli is among the most common causes of Gram-negative bacteraemia, infectious endocarditis (IE) due to this pathogen is rare. A 67-y-old male without a previous medical history presented with a new mitral regurgitation murmur and persisting E. coli bacteraemia in spite of broad......-spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography revealed a severe mitral endocarditis. E. coli DNA was identified from the mitral valve and the vegetation, and no other pathogen was found. The case was further complicated by spondylodiscitis and bilateral endophthalmitis. Extra...

  14. Cr(III), Fe(III) and Co(III) complexes of tetradentate (ONNO) Schiff base ligands: Synthesis, characterization, properties and biological activity

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    Keskioğlu, Eren; Gündüzalp, Ayla Balaban; Çete, Servet; Hamurcu, Fatma; Erk, Birgül

    2008-08-01

    A series of metal complexes were synthesized from equimolar amounts of Schiff bases: 1,4-bis[3-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldimine)propyl]piperazine (bappnaf) and 1,8-bis[3-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldimine)- p-menthane (damnaf) with metal chlorides. All of synthesized compounds were characterized by elemental analyses, spectral (UV-vis, IR, 1H- 13C NMR, LC-MS) and thermal (TGA-DTA) methods, magnetic and conductance measurements. Schiff base complexes supposed in tetragonal geometry have the general formula [M(bappnaf or damnaf)]Cl· nH 2O, where M = Cr(III), Co(III) and n = 2, 3. But also Fe(III) complexes have octahedral geometry by the coordination of two water molecules and the formula is [Fe(bappnaf or damnaf)(H 2O) 2]Cl. The changes in the selected vibration bands in FT-IR indicate that Schiff bases behave as (ONNO) tetradentate ligands and coordinate to metal ions from two phenolic oxygen atoms and two azomethine nitrogen atoms. Conductance measurements suggest 1:1 electrolytic nature of the metal complexes. The synthesized compounds except bappnaf ligand have the antimicrobial activity against the bacteria: Escherichia coli (ATCC 11230), Yersinia enterocolitica (ATCC 1501), Bacillus magaterium (RSKK 5117), Bacillus subtilis (RSKK 244), Bacillus cereus (RSKK 863) and the fungi: Candida albicans (ATCC 10239). These results have been considerably interest in piperazine derivatives due to their significant applications in antimicrobial studies.

  15. Survival of pathogenic Escherichia coli on basil, lettuce, and spinach

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    The contamination of lettuce, spinach and basil with pathogenic E. coli has caused numerous illnesses over the past decade. E. coli O157:H7, E. coli O104:H4 and avian pathogenic E. coli (APECstx- and APECstx+) were inoculated on basil plants and in promix soiless substrate using drip and overhead ir...

  16. 21 CFR 866.3255 - Escherichia coli serological reagents.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Escherichia coli serological reagents. 866.3255... coli serological reagents. (a) Identification. Escherichia coli serological reagents are devices that consist of antigens and antisera used in serological tests to identify Escherichia coli from cultured...

  17. A scoping study on the prevalence of Escherichia coli and ...

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    In the Eastern Cape Province E. coli and enterococci were detected in 7 and 4 of the 15 RHRW tanks, respectively. Enterococci were detected only from one river whereas E. coli was detected in all three rivers; in spring water neither enterococci nor E. coli were detected. Samples from GRWH tanks were positive for E. coli ...

  18. Dark matter detection - III

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    Zacek, Viktor

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    The quest for the missing mass of the universe has become one of the big challenges of todays particle physics and cosmology. Astronomical observations show that only 1% of the matter of the Universe is luminous. Moreover there is now convincing evidence that 85% of all gravitationally observable matter in the Universe is of a new exotic kind, different from the 'ordinary' matter surrounding us. In a series of three lectures we discuss past, recent and future efforts made world- wide to detect and/or decipher the nature of Dark Matter. In Lecture I we review our present knowledge of the Dark Matter content of the Universe and how experimenters search for it's candidates; In Lecture II we discuss so-called 'direct detection' techniques which allow to search for scattering of galactic dark matter particles with detectors in deep-underground laboratories; we discuss the interpretation of experimental results and the challenges posed by different backgrounds; In Lecture III we take a look at the 'indirect detection' of the annihilation of dark matter candidates in astrophysical objects, such as our sun or the center of the Milky Way; In addition we will have a look at efforts to produce Dark Matter particles directly at accelerators and we shall close with a look at alternative nonparticle searches and future prospects. (author)

  19. Protective effects of indigenous Escherichia coli against a pathogenic E. coli challenge strain in pigs.

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    Vahjen, W; Cuisiniere, T; Zentek, J

    2017-10-13

    To investigate the inhibitory effect of indigenous enterobacteria on pathogenic Escherichia coli, a challenge trial with postweaning pigs was conducted. A pathogenic E. coli strain was administered to all animals and their health was closely monitored thereafter. Faecal samples were taken from three healthy and three diarrhoeic animals. Samples were cultivated on MacConkey agar and isolates were subcultured. A soft agar overlay assay was used to determine the inhibitory activity of the isolates. A total of 1,173 enterobacterial isolates were screened for their ability to inhibit the E. coli challenge strain. Colony forming units of enterobacteria on MacConkey agar were not different between healthy and diarrhoeic animals in the original samples. Furthermore, numbers of isolates per animal were also not significantly different between healthy (482 isolates) and diarrhoeic animals (691 isolates). A total of 43 isolates (3.7%) with inhibitory activity against the pathogenic E. coli challenge strain were detected. All inhibitory isolates were identified as E. coli via MALDI-TOF. The isolates belonged to the phylotypes A, C and E. Many isolates (67.4%) were commensal E. coli without relevant porcine pathogenic factors, but toxin- and fimbrial genes (stx2e, fae, estIb, elt1a, fas, fan) were detected in 14 inhibitory isolates. Healthy animals showed significantly (P=0.003) more inhibitory isolates (36 of 482 isolates; 7.5%) than diseased animals (7 of 691 isolates; 1.0%). There were no significant correlations regarding phylotype or pathogenic factors between healthy and diseased animals. This study has shown that a small proportion of indigenous E. coli is able to inhibit in vitro growth of a pathogenic E. coli strain in pigs. Furthermore, healthy animals possess significantly more inhibitory E. coli strains than diarrhoeic animals. The inhibition of pathogenic E. coli by specific indigenous E. coli strains may be an underlying principle for the containment of pathogenic

  20. Complexes of 4-chlorophenoxyacetates of Nd(III), Gd(III) and Ho(III)

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    Ferenc, W.; Bernat, M; Gluchowska, H.W.; Sarzynski, J.

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    The complexes of 4-chlorophenoxyacetates of Nd(III), Gd(III) and Ho(III) have been synthesized as polycrystalline hydrated solids, and characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopy, magnetic studies and also by X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric measurements. The analysed complexes have the following colours: violet for Nd(III), white for Gd(III) and cream for Ho(III) compounds. The carboxylate groups bind as bidentate chelating (Ho) or bridging ligands (Nd, Gd). On heating to 1173K in air the complexes decompose in several steps. At first, they dehydrate in one step to form anhydrous salts, that next decompose to the oxides of respective metals. The gaseous products of their thermal decomposition in nitrogen were also determined and the magnetic susceptibilities were measured over the temperature range of 76-303K and the magnetic moments were calculated. The results show that 4-chlorophenoxyacetates of Nd(III), Gd(III) and Ho(III) are high-spin complexes with weak ligand fields. The solubility value in water at 293K for analysed 4-chlorophenoxyacetates is in the order of 10 -4 mol/dm 3 . (author)

  1. Antibacterial Effect of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

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    Afrose, R; Saha, S K; Banu, L A; Ahmed, A U; Shahidullah, A S; Gani, A; Sultana, S; Kabir, M R; Ali, M Y

    2015-07-01

    This observational study was conducted during the period from July 2010 to June 2011 in the Department of Pharmacology in the collaboration of Department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh to determine the profile of antibacterial effect of Crude Turmeric paste aqueous turmeric extract, and standard antibiotic Amikacin against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Three separate experiments were done e.g. (Expt- I) Inhibitory effect of Crude Turmeric paste incorporated into nutrient agar (NA) media, (Expt- II) Minimum inhibitory concentration of (a) Aqueous Turmeric extract and (b) Amikacin by broth dilution technique and (Expt-III) their subculture study in nutrient agar (NA) media for confirmation of respective results of previous experiments. Inhibitory effects were observed against the growth of Staph Aureus and Esch coli at 10% and 30% respectively of Crude Turmeric paste incorporated into NA media. The broth dilution technique was followed to determine the MIC of Aqueous Turmeric extract and Amikacin. The MIC of Aqueous Turmeric extract was 800 μg/ml against Staph aureus and that against Esch coli was 2000 μg/ml and the MIC of Amikacin was 10 μg/ml for both the bacteria. The MIC of Amikacin was the lowest in comparison to MIC of Aqueous Turmeric extract for complete inhibition of growth of Staph aureus and Esch coli. The subculture study showed similar results with that of previous experiments in terms of inhibitory effects of Crude Turmeric paste and MIC of Aqueous Turmeric extract and Amikacin against all of the organisms studied.

  2. (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    Nov 21, 2011 ... the most common serious bacterial infections in infants ... UTI is a common cause of morbidity .... of ESBL and non-ESBL producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. ... in hospital and community acquired infections.

  3. FTIR nanobiosensors for Escherichia coli detection

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    Stefania Mura

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    Full Text Available Infections due to enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (Escherichia coli have a low incidence but can have severe and sometimes fatal health consequences, and thus represent some of the most serious diseases due to the contamination of water and food. New, fast and simple devices that monitor these pathogens are necessary to improve the safety of our food supply chain. In this work we report on mesoporous titania thin-film substrates as sensors to detect E. coli O157:H7. Titania films treated with APTES ((3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and GA (glutaraldehyde were functionalized with specific antibodies and the absorption properties monitored. The film-based biosensors showed a detection limit for E. coli of 1 × 102 CFU/mL, constituting a simple and selective method for the effective screening of water samples.

  4. Escherichia coli pyomyositis in an immunocompromised host.

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    Sharma, Umesh; Schwan, William R; Agger, William A

    2011-08-01

    Pyomyositis due to Escherichia coli (E. coil) is rarely reported in immunocompromised patients with hematological malignancy. We present a case report of a 34-year-old man who developed E. coli pyomyositis as a complication of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the right hip suggested myofascial infection of the gluteal muscles, and a needle muscle aspiration grew E. coli phylogenetic group B2. The patient responded to intravenous piperacillin/tazobactam followed by prolonged oral levofloxacin. Pyomyositis should be suspected in all immunocompromised patients complaining of muscle pain and may exhibit signs of localized muscle infection. Appropriate antibiotic therapy targeting fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli should be considered for initial empiric therapy of pyomyositis in immunocompromised patients.

  5. Characterization of Escherichia coli Phylogenetic Groups ...

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    tract infection (UTI), bacteremia, pneumonia, soft-tissue infection, and ... Keywords: Drug resistance, Escherichia coli, Extraintestinal infections, Polymerase chain reaction, .... gynecology, 12 from orthopedics and 5 from pediatrics units.

  6. Infectious endocarditis caused by Escherichia coli

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    Lauridsen, Trine Kiilerich; Arpi, Magnus; Fritz-Hansen, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Although Escherichia coli is among the most common causes of Gram-negative bacteraemia, infectious endocarditis (IE) due to this pathogen is rare. A 67-y-old male without a previous medical history presented with a new mitral regurgitation murmur and persisting E. coli bacteraemia in spite of broad......-spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography revealed a severe mitral endocarditis. E. coli DNA was identified from the mitral valve and the vegetation, and no other pathogen was found. The case was further complicated by spondylodiscitis and bilateral endophthalmitis. Extra......-intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) are able to colonize tissue outside the gastrointestinal tract and contain a variety of virulence factors that may enable the pathogens to invade and induce infections in the cardiac endothelia. In these cases echocardiography as the imaging technology is of paramount importance...

  7. Synergistic effects in mixed Escherichia coli biofilms

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    Reisner, A.; Holler, B.M.; Molin, Søren

    2006-01-01

    Bacterial biofilms, often composed of multiple species and genetically distinct strains, develop under complex influences of cell-cell interactions. Although detailed knowledge about the mechanisms underlying formation of single-species laboratory biofilms has emerged, little is known about...... the pathways governing development of more complex heterogeneous communities. In this study, we established a laboratory model where biofilm-stimulating effects due to interactions between genetically diverse strains of Escherichia coli were monitored. Synergistic induction of biofilm formation resulting from...... the cocultivation of 403 undomesticated E. coli strains with a characterized E. coli K-12 strain was detected at a significant frequency. The survey suggests that different mechanisms underlie the observed stimulation, yet synergistic development of biofilm within the subset of E. coli isolates (n = 56) exhibiting...

  8. Experimental induced avian E. coli salpingitis

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    Olsen, Rikke Heidemann; Thøfner, Ida; Pors, Susanne Elisabeth

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    Several types of Escherichia coli have been associated with extra-intestinal infections in poultry, however, they may vary significantly in their virulence potential. The aim of the present study was to investigate the virulence of five strains of E. coli obtained from different disease......) had a distinct ability to cause disease. Results of the study shows major differences in virulence of different strains of E. coli in ascending infections; however, there was no indication of tissue-specific adaptation, since strains obtained from lesions unrelated to the reproductive system were...... fully capable of causing experimental infection. In conclusion, the study provides evidence for the clinical outcome of infection with E. coli in poultry is largely influenced by the specific strain as well as individual host factors....

  9. Propuesta sobre el papel del profesional de enfermería en salud ocupacional

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    Useche Mora Luz Graciela

    1996-06-01

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    El presente artículo sobre el papel del profesional de enfermería en salud ocupacional, constituye un intento de formulación de una propuesta, que aporte a la construcción de un modelo de intervención de enfermería en salud ocupacional en Colombia. La importancia de este estudio se basa en la necesidad de proporcionar a profesionales y estudiantes un marco de referencia que oriente la práctica de enfermería en salud ocupacional, ya que los estudios y escritos sobre el tema son extremadamente escasos en nuestro país. En este artículo se explica el significado, los objetivos, el sujeto de atención y la metodología de trabajo del profesional en este campo, en forma sistemática se organizan los componentes de la práctica, explicitando los factores del ambiente externo e interno que intervienen en la salud del trabajador. Así mismo se describen las áreas de acción de enfermería, en las cuales el profesional interviene de diferentes maneras, para contribuir a la promoción y mantenimiento de la salud del trabajador. Se espera que el presente artículo, motive a los lectores a una reflexión crítica que redunde en la búsqueda de caminos apropiados en el logro de los objetivos de atención de enfermería en salud ocupacional, como es el bienestar del trabajador, requisito esencial para el desarrollo del país.

     

  10. LATENCIA DEL HERPESVIRUS BOVINO-1: EL PAPEL DE LOS TRANSCRITOS RELACIONADOS CON LATENCIA (RL

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    JULIÁN, RUIZ

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El herpesvirus bovino-1 es un virus de distribución mundial causante de graves pérdidas económicas debidas principalmente a la disminución de la eficiencia y en los indicadores de salud y productividad de cualquier hato ganadero infectado. Luego de la infección inicial del tracto respiratorio de los animales, el virus establece un estado de latencia viral en las neuronas sensoriales del ganglio trigémino y en los centros germinales de las tonsilas faríngeas. Periódicamente, el virus es reactivado y excretado en secreciones a través de las cuales puede infectar a otros animales susceptibles. Durante dicho estado de latencia hay disminución dramática de la expresión de genes virales, llevando solo a la expresión de dos transcritos: El RNA codificado por el gen relacionado con latencia (RL y el ORF-E viral. Múltiples estudios demuestran como el RL y el ORF-E están involucrados en la regulación del complejo ciclo de latencia y reactivación de la infección. La presente revisión de literatura se enfocará en describir y analizar los distintos estudios que han llevado a dilucidar el papel jugado por el gen RL y el ORF-E, sus transcritos y sus productos proteicos en el establecimiento, mantenimiento y reactivación de la latencia del HVB-1.

  11. CRECIMIENTO Y PRODUCCIÓN DE Trema micrantha (L. Blume, ÁRBOL PARA PAPEL AMATE

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    Udavi Cruz-Márquez

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    Full Text Available En la comunidad de San Pablito en la Sierra Norte de Puebla, el árbol Trema micrantha (jonote proporciona 80 % de la corteza utilizada en la manufactura del papel amate, una de las artesanías más importantes y conocidas de México. La comunidad se dedica en su totalidad a la producción del amate; sin embargo, el abastecimiento de corteza es irregular, insuficiente y proviene de lugares lejanos al centro productor. El presente estudio tiene tres objetivos: evaluar el interés de las personas de las comunidades vecinas para aumentar la producción de árboles de jonote, documentar las prácticas silvícolas y evaluar la tasa de crecimiento en altura y diámetro del árbol. Se entrevistaron 28 personas; 40 % están interesadas en aumentar la producción de jonote; 20 % aplica prácticas silvícolas como podas, eliminación de sombra, trasplante de jonote y adición de materia orgánica. Con base en la medición de 396 árboles de edad conocida, el jonote puede medir 7 cm de diámetro promedio en el primer año y 16 cm a los 5 años. Los mejores crecimientos se observaron en terrenos con pendientes menores de 70 %, altitudes entre 1,200 y 1,600 m, suelos fértiles y luz directa.

  12. Papel dos pais no desenvolvimento de jovens futebolistas Parents role in the development of soccer players

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    Luiz Carlos Moraes

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    Full Text Available Este estudo investigou o papel dos pais no desenvolvimento de atletas jovens de futebol. Foram voluntários nesse projeto 20 pais e 12 filhos jogadores, entre as idades de 15 e 18 anos, participantes da temporada 2000 do Campeonato Mineiro. Utilizou-se uma abordagem quantitativa e qualitativa, através de formulários, questionários e entrevistas semi-estruturadas de aprofundamento. Constatou-se que os pais tinham pouco envolvimento nos treinamentos e competições dos atletas, não alteraram a rotina familiar em função dos treinamentos dos mesmos. O relativo apoio dos pais não prejudicou o progresso dos filhos devido os pais permitirem os mesmos praticarem o futebol livremente. Outro aspecto importante foi o progresso dos filhos devido à paixão, à intensidade e freqüência de prática, além do apelo financeiro que o futebol profissional evoca no Brasil. Esses resultados indicam a necessidade de precauções quando se considerar paradigmas de primeiro mundo em outras culturas na qual exista restrição contextual.This study investigated the role of parents in the development of soccer players. Twenty parents and 12 soccer players, between 15 and 18 years old participated in the study. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used by administrating questionnaires forms and interviews. It was observed that few changes occurred in the family routines and that parents were minimally involved in their sons' sport activities. This did not appear to be a constraint for their sons' development because of their passion for soccer, the total amount of practice, and a potential lucrative professional career. Researchers should carefully adopt important paradigms from first world countries to another country with contextual differences.

  13. O papel do fisiologista desportivo no futebol: para quê & por quê?

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    Paulo Roberto Santos Silva

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    Full Text Available A fisiologia desportiva ainda é considerada uma especialidade relativamente nova no futebol. A figura do fisiologista desportivo e, conseqüentemente, sua função e formação, é desconhecida pela grande maioria daqueles que estão envolvidos nesta modalidade, não sabendo caracterizar o papel desse profissional numa equipe de futebol. É importante ressaltar que o especialista desta área trabalha diretamente junto ao fisicultor, cabendo a ele funções como: 1 trabalho em equipe passando informações constantes à comissão técnica sobre as condições funcionais dos jogadores; 2 avaliação sistemática dos atletas; 3 acompanhamento longitudinal das adaptações funcionais em decorrência do treinamento dos atletas e 4 capacidade de investigação e reflexão sobre diversos aspectos do futebol. Sendo assim, o fisiologista desportivo requer amplo conhecimento de metodologias científicas de avaliação funcional e treinamento desportivo, bem como o domínio específico de conceitos bioenergéticos direcionados para o futebol. Isso permite identificar o tipo de esforço e selecionar métodos adequados para o desenvolvimento do programa de treinamento do futebolista. Concluindo, o fisiologista desportivo, em sua essência, é sobretudo um profissional de saúde que tem cada vez mais uma função educativa. Ele contribui para melhorar a informação científica que toda a comunidade esportiva deve ter sobre diversos aspectos de saúde do corpo humano e, em particular, quando submetido à realização de exercícios.

  14. EL PAPEL DE LA MOTIVACIÓN EN EL FENÓMENO ALIMENTARIO

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    Ana Laura Beltrán Cortés

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se revisan brevemente aspectos relacionados con la alimentación, enfocándonos en la conducta de consumo visto desde el punto de vista multidisciplinario. Debido a su complejidad, es necesario realizar investigación al respecto con lafinalidad de identificar, caracterizar o evaluarla para su estudio y comprensión. La evidencia científica demuestra que se han realizado diferentes investigaciones, sin poder lograr un acuerdo para caracterizarla. En este sentido, la evidencia científica ha dado diferentes explicaciones sobre las causas por las cuales las personas emiten diferentes conductas ante la presencia de un alimento. Se ha mencionado que los principales motivos para modificar la conducta de consumo, han sido por salud, por preferiralgún alimento o por la insatisfacción de la imagen corporal. Lo anterior mencionado, ha sido consistente en los últimos años y se ha visto desde diferentes etapas de la vida. Anteriormente se consideraba que el tener un motivo para modificar la conducta de consumo lo hacían principalmente las mujeres. Sin embargo, en la actualidad, afecta a las personas de todas las edades. Por lo anterior mencionado, es necesario explicar y tratar de entender cuál es el papel que juega la motivación ante la conducta de consumo. Esto nos permitirá a explicar y comprender el fenómeno de alimentación desde diferentes perspectivas. Al hacerlo, tendremos un panorama que nos ayude a explicar, el porqué del comportamiento de las personas ante los diferentes factores que intervienen a la hora de consumir un alimento.

  15. Determining the relative contribution and hierarchy of qseBC and hha in the regulation of flagellar motility of Escherichia coli O157:H7

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    In a recent study we demonstrated that in comparison to the wild-type enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7, a motility-compromised hha deletion mutant with an up-regulated type III secretion system and increased secretion of adherence proteins showed reduced fecal shedding in cattle. In...

  16. ECMDB: The E. coli Metabolome Database

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    Guo, An Chi; Jewison, Timothy; Wilson, Michael; Liu, Yifeng; Knox, Craig; Djoumbou, Yannick; Lo, Patrick; Mandal, Rupasri; Krishnamurthy, Ram; Wishart, David S.

    2012-01-01

    The Escherichia coli Metabolome Database (ECMDB, http://www.ecmdb.ca) is a comprehensively annotated metabolomic database containing detailed information about the metabolome of E. coli (K-12). Modelled closely on the Human and Yeast Metabolome Databases, the ECMDB contains >2600 metabolites with links to ?1500 different genes and proteins, including enzymes and transporters. The information in the ECMDB has been collected from dozens of textbooks, journal articles and electronic databases. E...

  17. PREFACE: Quantum Optics III

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    Orszag, M.; Retamal, J. C.; Saavedra, C.; Wallentowitz, S.

    2007-06-01

    All the 50 years of conscious pondering did not bring me nearer to an answer to the question `what is light quanta?'. Nowadays, every rascal believes, he knows it, however, he is mistaken. (A Einstein, 1951 in a letter to M Besso) Quantum optics has played a key role in physics in the last several decades. On the other hand, in these early decades of the information age, the flow of information is becoming more and more central to our daily life. Thus, the related fields of quantum information theory as well as Bose-Einstein condensation have acquired tremendous importance in the last couple of decades. In Quantum Optics III, a fusion of these fields appears in a natural way. Quantum Optics III was held in Pucón, Chile, in 27-30 of November, 2006. This beautiful location in the south of Chile is near the lake Villarrica and below the snow covered volcano of the same name. This fantastic environment contributed to a relaxed atmosphere, suitable for informal discussion and for the students to have a chance to meet the key figures in the field. The previous Quantum Optics conferences took place in Santiago, Chile (Quantum Optics I, 2000) and Cozumel, Mexico (Quantum Optics II, 2004). About 115 participants from 19 countries attended and participated in the meeting to discuss a wide variety of topics such as quantum-information processing, experiments related to non-linear optics and squeezing, various aspects of entanglement including its sudden death, correlated twin-photon experiments, light storage, decoherence-free subspaces, Bose-Einstein condensation, discrete Wigner functions and many more. There was a strong Latin-American participation from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Mexico, as well as from Europe, USA, China, and Australia. New experimental and theoretical results were presented at the conference. In Latin-America a quiet revolution has taken place in the last twenty years. Several groups working in quantum optics and

  18. Molecular characterization of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from vegetables in Argentina.

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    González, Juliana; Cadona, Jimena S; Sanz, Marcelo; Bustamante, Ana V; Sanso, A Mariel

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of diarrheagenic E. coli strains in vegetables from the humid Pampa region, Argentina, and to determine the occurrence of serotypes and virulence genes in the isolates. A total of 373 fresh vegetable samples obtained from 41 different geographical points were examined. E. coli was detected in 38.6% of the samples. Ten isolates could be obtained from 14 samples presumptively positive for diarrheagenic E. coli: 8 were identified as atypical Enteropathogenic E. coli (aEPEC) and 2 as Verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC). Lettuce and beet were the vegetables most frequently contaminated with pathogenic E. coli. The isolates belonged to serotypes O1:H7, O28:H19, O39:H40, O86:H31, O132:H8, O139:H20, O178:H7 and O178:H19, some of which reportedly have caused human illness, and one isolate resulted non typeable. Taking into account the distribution of 16 nle genes, 7 profiles were detected. On the other hand, all tested isolates harbored the gene encoding for the adhesin HcpA. Other adhesion related genes were also identified: ecpA and elfA were detected in 90%, lpfA 0113 in 60%, and ehaA in 50% of the isolates meanwhile ihaA was only observed in O178:H19 isolate. This VTEC isolate harbored, also, Cdt-V toxin and megaplasmid encoding genes such as espP, subA and epeA and exhibited a strong cytotoxic effect. These data is the first molecular E. coli report that confirms the presence of E. coli pathotypes circulating among vegetables in Argentina. Genetic characterization showed that in addition to eae or vtx genes, isolates obtained from vegetables harbored genes encoding other toxins, adhesins, and components related to the type III secretion system that could contribute to their virulence. In conclusion, this research shows that vegetables in Argentina may be the source of VTEC and EPEC infections in the community and therefore, they should be considered as vehicles for transmission of these potentially pathogenic

  19. Escherichia coli DnaE Polymerase Couples Pyrophosphatase Activity to DNA Replication.

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    Fabio Lapenta

    Full Text Available DNA Polymerases generate pyrophosphate every time they catalyze a step of DNA elongation. This elongation reaction is generally believed as thermodynamically favoured by the hydrolysis of pyrophosphate, catalyzed by inorganic pyrophosphatases. However, the specific action of inorganic pyrophosphatases coupled to DNA replication in vivo was never demonstrated. Here we show that the Polymerase-Histidinol-Phosphatase (PHP domain of Escherichia coli DNA Polymerase III α subunit features pyrophosphatase activity. We also show that this activity is inhibited by fluoride, as commonly observed for inorganic pyrophosphatases, and we identified 3 amino acids of the PHP active site. Remarkably, E. coli cells expressing variants of these catalytic residues of α subunit feature aberrant phenotypes, poor viability, and are subject to high mutation frequencies. Our findings indicate that DNA Polymerases can couple DNA elongation and pyrophosphate hydrolysis, providing a mechanism for the control of DNA extension rate, and suggest a promising target for novel antibiotics.

  20. Endocytosis-inducer adhesins produced by enteropathogenic serogroups of Escherichia coli participate on bacterial attachment to infant enterocytes

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    João Ramos Costa Andrade

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    Full Text Available Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC infection of Hep-2 cells preoceeds through bacterial attachment to cell surface and internalization of adhered bacteria. EPEC attachment is a prerequisite for cell infection and is mediated by adhesins that recognize carbohydrate-containing receptors on cell membrane. Such endocytosis-inducer adhesins (EIA also promote EPEC binding to infant enterocytes, suggesting that EIA may have an important role on EPEC gastroenteritis.A infecção de células Hep-2 por E. coli enteropatogênicas (ECEP implica na aderência bacteriana e posterior interiorização dos microrganismos aderidos por um mecanismo de endocitose. A aderência das ECEP é pré-requisito para a infecção e é mediada por adesinas que reconhecem receptores inibidos por certas oses na membrana celular. Tais "adesinas indutoras da endocitose" (AIE também promovem a ligação bacteriana a enterócitos obtidos do intestino delgado de lactente, sugerindo que as AIE possam desempenhar algum papel nas diarréias causadas por ECEP.

  1. Basel III D: Swiss Finish to Basel III

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    Christian M. McNamara; Natalia Tente; Andrew Metrick

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    After the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) introduced the Basel III framework in 2010, individual countries confronted the question of how best to implement the framework given their unique circumstances. Switzerland, with a banking industry that is both heavily concentrated and very large relative to the size of its overall economy, faced a special challenge. It ultimately adopted what is sometimes referred to as the “Swiss Finish” to Basel III – enhanced requirements applicable...

  2. Outcome of tyrosinaemia type III.

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    Ellaway, C J; Holme, E; Standing, S; Preece, M A; Green, A; Ploechl, E; Ugarte, M; Trefz, F K; Leonard, J V

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    Tyrosinaemia type III is a rare disorder caused by a deficiency of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, the second enzyme in the catabolic pathway of tyrosine. The majority of the nine previously reported patients have presented with neurological symptoms after the neonatal period, while others detected by neonatal screening have been asymptomatic. All have had normal liver and renal function and none has skin or eye abnormalities. A further four patients with tyrosinaemia type III are described. It is not clear whether a strict low tyrosine diet alters the natural history of tyrosinaemia type III, although there remains a suspicion that treatment may be important, at least in infancy.

  3. REVIEW. BACTERIAS ACIDO LÁCTICAS: PAPEL FUNCIONAL EN LOS ALIMENTOS BACTÉRIAS ÁCIDO LÁCTICAS: PAPEL FUNCIONAL NOS ALIMENTOS REVIEW LACTIC ACID BACTERIA: FUNCTIONAL ROLE IN THE FOODS

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    RICARDO ADOLFO PARRA HUERTAS

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    Las bacterias ácido lácticas han sido importantes en los alimentos por siglos por su considerable contribución al valor de los productos. Debido a varias de sus propiedades metabólicas, las bacterias ácido lácticas desempeñan un papel importante en la industria alimentaria, por su contribución significante al sabor, olor, textura, características sensoriales, propiedades terapéuticas y valor nutricional de los productos alimentarios. Este grupo está compuesto de un número de géneros incluyend...

  4. Thermodecomposition of lanthanides (III) and ytrium (III) glucoheptonates

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    Giolito, J.

    1987-01-01

    The lanthanides (III) and yttrium (III) glucoheptonates as well the D-glucoheptono 1-4 lactone were studied using common analytical methods, elemental microanalysis of carbon and hydrogen, thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry. These compounds were prepared from the reaction between the lanthanides (III) and yttrium (III) hydroxides and glucoheptonic acid aqueous solution obtained by means of the delta lactone hydrolysis of this acid. After stoichiometric reaction the compounds were precipitated by the addition of absolute ethanol, washed with the same solvent and dried in desiccator. Thermogravimetric the (TG) curves of the lanthanides glucoheptonates of the ceric group present thermal profiles with enough differences permitting an easy caracterization of each compound and the yttrium (III) glucoheptonate TG curve showed a great similarity with the erbium (III) compound TG curve. The differential scanning calometry (DSC) curves showed endothermic and exothermic peaks by their shape, height and position (temperature) permit an easy and rapid identification of each compound specially if DSC and TG curves were examined simultaneously. (author) [pt

  5. Identification and Prevalence of Escherichia coli and Escherichia coli O157: H7 in Foods

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    Ancuta Mihaela Rotar

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to investigate the incidence of Escherichia coli in animal and non-animal foods, and mainly the incidence of the serotype O157: H7 producing verotoxin. The presence of common Escherichia coli and Escherichia coli O157: H7 in various foods (of animal and non animal origin was performed in Transylvania area. We analyzed a total of one hundred forty-one samples of minced meat, one hundred twenty-six samples of meat , twenty six samples of meat products, five samples of alcoholic beverages, three samples of seafood, one hundred samples of cheese from pasteurized milk, seventeen samples of butter, four samples of vegetables and one sample of milk powder, using the standard cultural method and Vidas Eco method for E. coli O157: H7 strains. E. coli was identified in 50 samples of minced meat, 55 samples of meat prepared, 4 samples of meat products, 2 samples of alcoholic beverages, 25 samples of cheese from pasteurized milk, 6 samples of butter and 1 sample of vegetables. In this study were not been identified any foods contaminated with the E. coli O157: H7 serotype. The results of this reasearch have demostrated that E. coli wich represents a hygienic indicator of recent food contamination, can be destroyed with heat treatment and hygienic handling of foods. Our country over the years has been among the few countries where the incidence of the E. coli O157: H7 serotype has been minimal.

  6. Adição de aparas de papel reciclável na fabricação de chapas de madeira aglomerada.

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    Leandro Calegari

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foram analisadas as propriedades físico-mecânicas de chapas aglomeradas produzidas com dois tipos de papel reciclável (papel jornal e offset e partículas de madeira de Pinus elliottii Engelm. As aparas de papel foram usadas no colchão em dois diferentes formatos (tiras ou moídas e em diferentes proporções: 0, 20, 40, 60 e 100% do peso seco das partículas. Utilizoaram-se 10% de adesivo à base de tanino-formaldeído na proporção 100:10. O experimento foi estabelecido segundo modelo fatorial, com três repetições. Os testes físico-mecânicos das chapas foram realizados segundo a norma ASTM D1037 (1995. Chapas aglomeradas produzidas tanto pela inclusão de papel jornal quanto offset no formato de tiras apresentaram tendência ao estouro durante a abertura dos pratos da prensa, causado pelo alto teor de umidade do colchão. A inclusão de aparas de papel prejudicaram a maioria das propriedades analisadas, fazendo com que não atendessem aos valores estabelecidos pelas normas DIN 68761 (1-1961, (3-1971 e ANSI A 208.1 (1987. A absorção d'água após 24 horas de imersão, a ligação interna e a resistência ao arrancamento de parafusos foram as propriedades mais prejudicadas. De modo geral, o uso de papel jornal se mostrou mais promissor do que o papel offset.

  7. ADIÇÃO DE APARAS DE PAPEL RECICLÁVEL NA FABRICAÇÃO DE CHAPAS DE MADEIRA AGLOMERADA

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    Everton Hillig

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foram analisadas as propriedades físico-mecânicas de chapas aglomeradas produzidas com dois tipos de papel reciclável (papel jornal e offset e partículas de madeira de Pinus elliottii Engelm. As aparas de papel foram usadas no colchão em dois diferentes formatos (tiras ou moídas e em diferentes proporções: 0, 20, 40, 60 e 100% do peso seco das partículas. Utilizoaram-se 10% de adesivo à base de tanino-formaldeído na proporção 100:10. O experimento foi estabelecido segundo modelo fatorial, com três repetições. Os testes físico-mecânicos das chapas foram realizados segundo a norma ASTM D1037 (1995. Chapas aglomeradas produzidas tanto pela inclusão de papel jornal quanto offset no formato de tiras apresentaram tendência ao estouro durante a abertura dos pratos da prensa, causado pelo alto teor de umidade do colchão. A inclusão de aparas de papel prejudicaram a maioria das propriedades analisadas, fazendo com que não atendessem aos valores estabelecidos pelas normas DIN 68761 (1-1961, (3-1971 e ANSI A 208.1 (1987. A absorção d’água após 24 horas de imersão, a ligação interna e a resistência ao arrancamento de parafusos foram as propriedades mais prejudicadas. De modo geral, o uso de papel jornal se mostrou mais promissor do que o papel offset.

  8. The asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strain 83972 outcompetes uropathogenic E. coli strains in human urine

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    Hancock, Viktoria; Ulett, G.C.; Schembri, M.A.

    2006-01-01

    Escherichia coli is the most common organism associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU). In contrast to uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), which causes symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTI), very little is known about the mechanisms by which these strains colonize the human urinary tract....... The prototype ABU E. coli strain 83972 was originally isolated from a girl who had carried it asymptomatically for 3 years. Deliberate colonization of UTI-susceptible individuals with E. coli 83972 has been used successfully as an alternative approach for the treatment of patients who are refractory...... to conventional therapy. Colonization with strain 83972 appears to prevent infection with UPEC strains in such patients despite the fact that this strain is unable to express the primary adhesins involved in UTI, viz. P and type 1 fimbriae. Here we investigated the growth characteristics of E. coli 83972 in human...

  9. Papel do professor: de Erasmo de Rotterdam a Vygotsky - Teacher's role: of Rotterdam Erasmo the Vygotsky

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    Ada Augusta Celestino Bezerra

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO artigo analisa o circuito de ideias pedagógicas sobre a função e preparação do professor ao longo da história, sob o recorte do século XVI ao século XX, a partir das contribuições de doze teóricos/filósofos da educação, do Manifesto dos Pioneiros da Educação Nova no Brasil (1932 e do Manifesto dos Educadores. O diálogo com os teóricos estabeleceu-se cronologicamente, considerando os contextos em que as obras foram publicadas e/ou difundidas, com suas implicações no papel do professor. A metodologia adotada foi a revisão bibliográfica que permitiu o retorno aos clássicos que evocaram para si o pensar sobre o processo educativo e suas relações com a sociedade. O estudo partiu de Erasmo de Rotterdam (séc. XVI até alcançar o pensamento de Vygotsky (século XX. Nas considerações finais destaca afinidades e avanços em torno da função docente, reconhecendo que está concretamente colocado à consideração e criatividade dos educadores na contemporaneidade o desafio da construção de uma educação que, mesmo situada no contexto das determinações capitalistas, forme o aluno para o exercício pleno da cidadania a partir da apropriação da cultura produzida social e historicamente pela humanidade e da radicalização do discurso neoliberal dos governos. Para esse fim aponta como componentes da formação do professor: o conhecimento científico-cultural, o conhecimento pedagógico e didático, ao lado do conhecimento profissional docente, requeridos para a inscrição na profissão de professor.    

  10. Turn back crime: medicamentos ilegales y papel del farmacéutico comunitario

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    Andreu-March M

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue describir y analizar la situación en España de los productos de venta ilícita, tanto medicamentos como complementos alimenticios, poniendo en conocimiento las principales acciones realizadas en los últimos meses y su contextualización a nivel mundial. Asimismo, servir de alerta sobre la magnitud del problema y la importancia del papel del farmacéutico comunitario. Se realizó una búsqueda de información tanto a nivel nacional como internacional y se realizó un análisis descriptivo de las Notas Informativas de la Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS (medicamentos ilegales, uso humano, 2015. Los productos de venta ilícita representan un problema grave para la salud pública que no ha parado de aumentar. En España, en 2015 se publicaron 20 notas donde se prohibió y retiró un total de 35 productos. Dichos productos estaban comercializados como complemento alimenticio y presentaban un principio activo en cantidad suficiente para conferirle legalmente la condición de medicamento. El 86% se dirigía a la disfunción eréctil. Para minimizar este problema, es imprescindible la colaboración internacional, siendo la última y más importante operación PANGEA VIII, en junio del 2015, implicando a 115 países. En enero del 2016 entró en vigor la Convención Medicrime, tratado internacional sobre la falsificación de productos médicos y delitos similares. Por otro lado, también es necesario concienciar a la ciudadanía y dotarla de mecanismos para identificar el riesgo potencial. Los productos adquiridos fuera de los canales legales de distribución no aseguran el cumplimiento de las normas de correcta fabricación, distribución, ni posterior conservación y carecen de la información adecuada.

  11. El papel de supervisión del personal docente durante el desarrollo del recreo escolar

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    Jenny María Artavia-Granados

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El recreo es un espacio escolar que procura alcanzar múltiples propósitos, entre otros: descanso y juego para los estudiantes, pero también, constituye una buena oportunidad para que los docentes observen los comportamientos y conductas que asumen sus estudiantes fuera del salón de clases. El proceso de supervisión del recreo por parte del personal docente y administrativo, resulta ser una tarea fundamental para lograr la prevención o solución de los conflictos que se puedan presentar durante este período escolar. Este artículo expone el desarrollo del proceso de supervisión del recreo escolar, que lleva a cabo el personal docente de una escuela de la Dirección Regional de Educación Occidente, a partir de los resultados obtenidos de una investigación de tipo cualitativa denominada “Juegos e interacción social en los recreos y su relación con los comportamientos violentos: El caso de las y los estudiantes de VI año de una escuela”. Entre los objetivos específicos, se procuró analizar el papel que desempeña el personal docente y administrativo, durante el desarrollo de los recreos. Ante el fenómeno de la violencia, la escuela tiene el compromiso social de brindar una solución pacífica a los conflictos que se puedan presentar. Sin embargo, como parte de las conclusiones obtenidas, se halló que el personal docente no asumió a cabalidad la supervisión del recreo, que la mayoría de docentes consideraron que no les correspondía supervisar, y que existen importantes diferencias entre la forma conceptualizar la supervisión del recreo por parte de la dirección del centro educativo y los docentes.

  12. TRATAMENTOS ALTERNATIVOS DO EFLUENTE DE UMA INDÚSTRIA DE CELULOSE BRANQUEADA E PAPEL

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    Celso Edmundo Bochetti Foelkel

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procurou avaliar a eficiência de tratamento floculante com sulfato de alumínio ou cloreto férrico para o efluente bruto neutralizado de uma indústria de celulose e papel. A filtração do efluente, removendo fibras, finos, macromoléculas e flocos naturais, permitiu expressivas reduções da cor aparente, cor real e DQO do mesmo. Enquanto o sulfato de alumínio mostrou excelentes resultados, o cloreto férrico não teve bom desempenho. Deve-se otimizar as concentrações, as formas de agitação e a decantação dos flocos. Para as amostras testadas, na primeira seqüência de testes, concentrações com cerca de 2500 ppm de sulfato de alumínio (com 14 moléculas de água de hidratação mostraram ótimos resultados para redução de cor aparente, cor real, DQO e cloretos. Conforme o previsto, na segunda seqüência de testes as concentrações de [Al2(SO43 . 14 H2O] diminuíram para todos os índices físico-químicos testados. A melhor concentração para pH, cor aparente e cor real foi de 1000 ppm filtrado, enquanto que para cloretos foi de 2000 ppm não filtrado, com o tempo de agitação de 1 minuto com alta velocidade e 15 minutos à baixa velocidade, com exceção da cor real que foi de 10 minutos à baixa velocidade. Como recomendação, sugere-se avaliar uma etapa seqüencial de filtração após clarifloculação/decantação. Com isso, o desempenho de um tratamento físico-químico de efluentes desse tipo será eficiente, apesar do custo envolvido na aquisição do insumo sulfato de alumínio.

  13. Papel de los archivos fotográficos de Derechos Humanos en la memoria colectiva

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    Sonia Natalia Cogollo-Ospina

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    Full Text Available Se hace una revisión de investigaciones y documentos centrados en la relación establecida entre fotografía y memoria colectiva a través de los archivos fotográficos de Derechos Humanos, así como la función que cumplen los museos, centros de documentación o lugares donde se encuentran ubicados. Para la selección del material se atendió a su disponibilidad principalmente en bases de datos indexadas de reconocido prestigio: Web of Science, Scielo, EbscoHost, DOAJ y Dialnet, con descriptores como fotografía y memoria, archivo fotográfico, memoria colectiva y museos, con un corte temporal de 2006-2015. Se organiza el material en función de una serie de preguntas decisivas a la hora de abordar los problemas atinentes a la conservación de un archivo fotográfico y su papel en la memoria colectiva de poblaciones vulnerables. Los lugares de memoria reflejan una tensión entre los intereses políticos y la necesidad de las poblaciones vulnerables de manifestarse y dejar testimonio de las infracciones a los derechos humanos. La organización del material fotográfico plantea serias dificultades respecto a la conservación y clasificación con la cantidad de imágenes digitales que hoy se producen. It is made a review of researchs and documents focused in the relation between photography and collective memory trough photoarchives of human rights, and the function that have the museums, documentation centers or memory places where they are. For the material’s selection it was attended to their availability in indexed databases with prestige: Web of Science, Scielo, EbscoHost, DOAJ, and Dialnet, with descriptors as photograph and memory, photoarchive, collective memory and museums, and papers between 2006 and 2015. The material is organized in function of a series of questions about the conservation of a photoarchive and its role in collective memory of vulnerable population. The memory places reflects a tension between political interests and

  14. Programação de Ensino no Brasil: o Papel de Carolina Bori

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    Nivaldo Nale

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    Full Text Available O artigo examina a evolução das pesquisas sobre programação de ensino no Brasil e analisa o papel decisivo que coube à Profa. Carolina Bori nesse processo. Atuando como orientadora, docente, consultora e administradora, Carolina está na raiz dos principais avanços nessa área, a partir do surgimento dos chamados cursos programados individualizados, no início da década de 60. Esses avanços incluem: a importância da proposição de objetivos como primeiro passo na programação; a necessidade de, através de pesquisa empírica, buscar objetivos de ensino para além dos limites determinados pelo que tradicionalmente se ensina; a busca de alternativas inovadoras para a disposição de contingências de ensino; a concepção de atividades como recurso para o ensino de habilidades, conhecimentos, métodos etc. O artigo aponta, também, importantes contribuições teóricas resultantes dos estudos sobre programação.The paper describes the development, in Brazil, of a line of investigation directed towards the planning, implementation and assessment of effective teaching conditions directed to the improvement of higher education. Carolina Bori played a central role in this process throughout her career as university professor, students supervisor, educational agencies advisor, publishing houses consultant, university administration, as well as scientific societies founding and leading. Her ideas and initiatives gave rise to and supported the main advances in Programmed Learning, since the origins of the so called Personalized System of Instruction (PSI in the early sixties. These advances include 1 the main role attributed to the proposition of relevant goals as the first and necessary step in the programming of teaching conditions; 2 the stress on the need of empirical research to support the proposition of these goals, so that they will point to new directions in teaching (directions beyond those which routinely guide traditional teaching

  15. Estrutura de capital: o papel das fontes de financiamento nas quais companhias abertas brasileiras se baseiam

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    Wilson Tarantin Junior

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumoEste estudo avaliou a estrutura de capital de companhias abertas brasileiras, no período de 2005 a 2012, verificando o papel das fontes de financiamento nas quais tais companhias se baseiam. Para tanto, foi avaliada a proporção das dívidas em 3 fontes distintas: as instituições financeiras, o mercado de capitais e as fontes com taxas de juros subsidiadas, estas últimas representando um fator institucional da economia brasileira. Foi utilizada uma amostra de 95 empresas, dentre as 150 maiores empresas com ações negociadas na Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros de São Paulo (BM&FBOVESPA. Por meio de modelos com dados em painel, os resultados mostram que as fontes de financiamento impactam a formação da estrutura de capital das empresas, exercendo influência tanto na alavancagem quanto na maturidade das dívidas. Em relação à alavancagem, empresas que têm maior proporção de seus recursos captados no mercado de capitais são mais alavancadas. O mesmo não acontece com as empresas que têm maior proporção de recursos subsidiados. Em relação à maturidade das dívidas, recursos de diferentes maturidades são captados em diferentes fontes: os recursos de menores maturidades são captados em instituições financeiras e os recursos de maiores maturidades são captados no mercado de capitais e nas fontes com taxas de juros subsidiadas - leia-se Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES. Comparando-se os recursos do mercado de capitais com os recursos subsidiados, verifica-se que os primeiros têm maior maturidade. Tal resultado pode ser justificado em virtude do crescimento do mercado de capitais brasileiro nos últimos anos, a partir de 2009, de modo que as companhias estão se baseando no mercado de capitais para seus financiamentos de maior maturidade e nos recursos subsidiados, do BNDES, para seus financiamentos de maturidades intermediárias.

  16. Os limiares planetários, a Rio+20 e o papel do Brasil

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    Eduardo Viola

    Full Text Available Neste artigo consideramos os problemas ambientais globais dentro do conceito de limiares planetários, em convergência com os últimos avanços das ciências naturais. Nesse contexto, nosso objetivo é explorar o papel do Brasil na governança do espaço de operação seguro para a humanidade, avaliando como o país complementa o enorme capital ambiental físico que possui com ações políticas específicas orientadas para uma economia verde de baixo carbono (EVBC, tanto no âmbito doméstico quanto no internacional. Para atingir essa meta, em primeiro lugar discutimos conceitualmente a economia verde de baixo carbono como paradigma de desenvolvimento compatível com um espaço de operação seguro para a humanidade; em segundo lugar, analisamos a Rio+20 pelo prisma da governança global dos limiares planetários e pela atuação brasileira na Cúpula; e finalmente fazemos um diagnóstico da situação do Brasil em relação ao novo paradigma de desenvolvimento. Como conclusões da análise, destacamos a crescente distância entre a aceleração dos problemas da interdependência - especialmente a definição de um espaço seguro de operação para a humanidade - e os mecanismos globais de governança existentes, derivada de um sistema internacional bloqueado e dominado por forças conservadoras. O resultado frustrante da Rio+20 é evidência clara dessa defasagem. Nessa dinâmica, o Brasil tem o potencial para ser um ator central da governança dos limiares planetários, por seu vasto capital ambiental físico. No entanto, o mínimo avanço da EVBC no país degrada essa capacidade de agência, e o torna uma potência ambiental subdesenvolvida (underachiever environmental power.

  17. O papel de imunoglobulinas na nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos

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    Larissa M.F. Gonçalves

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A leptospirose é uma antropozoonose endêmica em todo o mundo, que afeta o homem e várias espécies de animais domésticos e silvestres. No início da infecção há produção de IgM para o controle da infecção e após alguns dias, IgG são produzidas e provocam lise das leptospiras circulantes. Objetivou-se neste estudo identificar depósitos de antígeno de leptospiras e imunoglobulinas no tecido renal, para avaliar o papel de imunoglobulinas na patogênese da nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos. Foram colhidas 139 amostras de sangue e rim de suínos das cidades de Teresina/PI e Timon/MA, que foram avaliadas pela SAM, imunoistoquímica e PCR. Nefrite intersticial, fibrose, vasculite, tumefação do tufo glomerular e hipercelularidade difusa foram as principais alterações histopatológicas encontradas. A imunoistoquímica detectou antígeno de leptospira em 60 suínos. Depósitos de IgG, IgM e IgA foram observados no endotélio de capilares glomerulares, dos capilares intertubulares e na cápsula de Bowman, com marcação focal, difusa, global e segmentar. A deposição de IgM e IgA foi significantemente maior nos suínos infectados. Estranhamente depósitos de IgG foi significantemente maior nos suínos não infectados, onde não havia presença de antígeno de leptospiras e nem lesão túbulo-intersticial. Concluímos que antígeno de leptospiras no rim de suínos está relacionado a depósitos de IgM e IgA mas não a depósitos de IgG.

  18. Transformational III-V Electronics

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    Nour, Maha A.

    2014-01-01

    Flexible electronics using III-V materials for nano-electronics with high electron mobility and optoelectronics with direct band gap are attractive for many applications. This thesis describes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS

  19. Complexes of lanthanum(III), cerium(III), samarium(III) and dysprosium(III) with substituted piperidines

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    Manhas, B S; Trikha, A K; Singh, H; Chander, M

    1983-11-01

    Complexes of the general formulae M/sub 2/Cl/sub 6/(L)/sub 3/.C/sub 2/H/sub 5/OH and M/sub 2/(NO/sub 3/)/sub 6/(L)/sub 2/.CH/sub 3/OH have been synthesised by the reactions of chlorides and nitrates of La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Dy(III) with 2-methylpiperidine, 3-methylpiperidine and 4-methylpiperidine. These complexes have been characterised on the basis of their elemental analysis, and IR and electronic reflectance spectra. IR spectral data indicate the presence of coordinated ethanol and methanol molecules and bidentate nitrate groups. Coordination numbers of the metal ions vary from 5 to 8. 19 refs.

  20. El factor religioso en el conflicto de las Comunidades de Castilla (1520-1521. El papel del clero

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    Diago Hernando, Máximo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The conflict of the «Comunidades» of Castile is analyzed in the context of the social movements, with a religious component, that took place in Europe at the end of the fifteenth century and during the first decades of the sixteenth century. It is tried to determine the role played in that conflict by the religious factor, paying attention to several questions, namely: the political role of the religious confraternities, the spread of millenaristic prophecies, or the use of preaching as an instrument of political propaganda. And, next, attention is paid to the participation in the conflict of the clerics. It is valued the role that they played in the rebel institutions, and the social profile of the clerics that joined the rebels is finally analyzed.Se analiza el conflicto de las Comunidades de Castilla en el contexto de los movimientos sociales con componente religioso que tuvieron lugar en Europa a fines del siglo XV y durante las primeras décadas del siglo XVI. Se trata de determinar el papel que en dicho conflicto desempeñó el factor religioso, prestando atención a diversas cuestiones como el papel político de las cofradías, la difusión de las profecías milenaristas o la utilización de la predicación como medio de propaganda política. Y a continuación se llama la atención sobre la participación en el conflicto de los miembros del clero, valorando el papel que desempeñaron en las instituciones comuneras, y el perfil social de los que militaron en el bando rebelde.

  1. El coordinador TIC en la escuela: Análisis de su papel en procesos de innovación

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    Víctor Hernández Rivero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el papel del coordinador de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC en centros de educación infantil y primaria. La integración de las tecnologías informáticas en los centros supone un proceso innovador que se ha ido desarrollando en los últimos años en todos los sistemas escolares y es uno de los problemas relevantes de la investigación educativa actual. Entre los factores que inciden en los procesos de uso innovador de las TIC en las escuelas distintos estudios han destacado el papel jugado por los coordinadores de proyectos para la integración de las TIC en los centros educativos. Los objetivos del estudio que se presenta se centran en conocer las características de este rol. El diseño de investigación utilizado en el estudio es el que se denomina en la literatura especializada diseño de casos múltiples. Se estudiaron tres centros escolares a largo de los dos años de seguimiento donde se emplearon distintas técnicas de naturaleza cualitativa tales con entrevistas, análisis documental y observación. Los principales resultados destacan aspectos relacionados con el acceso a la coordinación, la formación, las funciones y actividades desempeñadas, la principal problemática con que se enfrentan y la valoración que realizan de su trabajo. Las conclusiones más destacadas apuntan al importante papel de liderazgo y apoyo de este rol en la planificación, implementación y mejora de las prácticas asociadas a la innovación con TIC en la enseñanza.

  2. Escherichia coli Population Structure and Antibiotic Resistance at a Buffalo/Cattle Interface in Southern Africa.

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    Mercat, Mathilde; Clermont, Olivier; Massot, Méril; Ruppe, Etienne; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Miguel, Eve; Valls Fox, Hugo; Cornelis, Daniel; Andremont, Antoine; Denamur, Erick; Caron, Alexandre

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    At a human/livestock/wildlife interface, Escherichia coli populations were used to assess the risk of bacterial and antibiotic resistance dissemination between hosts. We used phenotypic and genotypic characterization techniques to describe the structure and the level of antibiotic resistance of E. coli commensal populations and the resistant Enterobacteriaceae carriage of sympatric African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) and cattle populations characterized by their contact patterns in the southern part of Hwange ecosystem in Zimbabwe. Our results (i) confirmed our assumption that buffalo and cattle share similar phylogroup profiles, dominated by B1 (44.5%) and E (29.0%) phylogroups, with some variability in A phylogroup presence (from 1.9 to 12%); (ii) identified a significant gradient of antibiotic resistance from isolated buffalo to buffalo in contact with cattle and cattle populations expressed as the Murray score among Enterobacteriaceae (0.146, 0.258, and 0.340, respectively) and as the presence of tetracycline-, trimethoprim-, and amoxicillin-resistant subdominant E. coli strains (0, 5.7, and 38%, respectively); (iii) evidenced the dissemination of tetracycline, trimethoprim, and amoxicillin resistance genes (tet, dfrA, and blaTEM-1) in 26 isolated subdominant E. coli strains between nearby buffalo and cattle populations, that led us (iv) to hypothesize the role of the human/animal interface in the dissemination of genetic material from human to cattle and toward wildlife. The study of antibiotic resistance dissemination in multihost systems and at anthropized/natural interface is necessary to better understand and mitigate its multiple threats. These results also contribute to attempts aiming at using E. coli as a tool for the identification of pathogen transmission pathway in multihost systems. Copyright © 2016, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  3. Antimicrobial resistance in equine faecal Escherichia coli isolates from North West England

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    Williams Nicola J

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Escherichia coli isolates of equine faecal origin were investigated for antibiotic resistance, resistance genes and their ability to perform horizontal transfer. Methods In total, 264 faecal samples were collected from 138 horses in hospital and community livery premises in northwest England, yielding 296 resistant E. coli isolates. Isolates were tested for susceptibility to antimicrobial drugs by disc diffusion and agar dilution methods in order to determine minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC. PCR amplification was used to detect genes conferring resistance to: ampicillin (TEM and SHV beta-lactamase, chloramphenicol (catI, catII, catIII and cml, tetracycline (tetA, tetB, tetC, tetD, tet E and tetG, and trimethoprim (dfrA1, dfrA9, dfrA12, dfrA13, dfr7, and dfr17. Results The proportion of antibiotic resistant isolates, and multidrug resistant isolates (MDR was significantly higher in hospital samples compared to livery samples (MDR: 48% of hospital isolates; 12% of livery isolates, p dfr, TEM beta-lactamase, tet and cat, conferring resistance to trimethoprim, ampicillin, tetracycline and chloramphenicol, respectively. Within each antimicrobial resistance group, these genes occurred at frequencies of 93% (260/279, 91%, 86.8% and 73.5%, respectively; with 115/296 (38.8% found to be MDR isolates. Conjugation experiments were performed on selected isolates and MDR phenotypes were readily transferred. Conclusions Our findings demonstrate that E. coli of equine faecal origin are commonly resistant to antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine. Furthermore, our results suggest that most antibiotic resistance observed in equine E. coli is encoded by well-known and well-characterized resistant genes common to E. coli from man and domestic animals. These data support the ongoing concern about antimicrobial resistance, MDR, antimicrobial use in veterinary medicine and the zoonotic risk that horses could potentially pose to

  4. Celestine III and the North

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    Nielsen, Torben Kjersgaard

    2008-01-01

    Artiklen gennemgår pave Cølestin IIIs forhold til de nordiske kongeriger i perioden 1191-1198. Artiklen viser, at paven, som i forskningen traditionelt år har stået i skyggen af sin berømte, energiske og især: yngre efterfølger, Innocens III, har været på forkant med udviklingen i de nordiske rig...

  5. Phosphotyrosine-Mediated Regulation of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Virulence

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    Robertson, Colin D.; Hazen, Tracy H.; Kaper, James B.

    2018-01-01

    ABSTRACT Enteric pathogens with low infectious doses rely on the ability to orchestrate the expression of virulence and metabolism-associated genes in response to environmental cues for successful infection. Accordingly, the human pathogen enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) employs a complex multifaceted regulatory network to link the expression of type III secretion system (T3SS) components to nutrient availability. While phosphorylation of histidine and aspartate residues on two-component system response regulators is recognized as an integral part of bacterial signaling, the involvement of phosphotyrosine-mediated control is minimally explored in Gram-negative pathogens. Our recent phosphotyrosine profiling study of E. coli identified 342 phosphorylated proteins, indicating that phosphotyrosine modifications in bacteria are more prevalent than previously anticipated. The present study demonstrates that tyrosine phosphorylation of a metabolite-responsive LacI/GalR family regulator, Cra, negatively affects T3SS expression under glycolytic conditions that are typical for the colonic lumen environment where production of the T3SS is unnecessary. Our data suggest that Cra phosphorylation affects T3SS expression by modulating the expression of ler, which encodes the major activator of EHEC virulence gene expression. Phosphorylation of the Cra Y47 residue diminishes DNA binding to fine-tune the expression of virulence-associated genes, including those of the locus of enterocyte effacement pathogenicity island that encode the T3SS, and thereby negatively affects the formation of attaching and effacing lesions. Our data indicate that tyrosine phosphorylation provides an additional mechanism to control the DNA binding of Cra and other LacI/GalR family regulators, including LacI and PurR. This study describes an initial effort to unravel the role of global phosphotyrosine signaling in the control of EHEC virulence potential. PMID:29487233

  6. Phosphotyrosine-Mediated Regulation of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Virulence

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    Colin D. Robertson

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Enteric pathogens with low infectious doses rely on the ability to orchestrate the expression of virulence and metabolism-associated genes in response to environmental cues for successful infection. Accordingly, the human pathogen enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC employs a complex multifaceted regulatory network to link the expression of type III secretion system (T3SS components to nutrient availability. While phosphorylation of histidine and aspartate residues on two-component system response regulators is recognized as an integral part of bacterial signaling, the involvement of phosphotyrosine-mediated control is minimally explored in Gram-negative pathogens. Our recent phosphotyrosine profiling study of E. coli identified 342 phosphorylated proteins, indicating that phosphotyrosine modifications in bacteria are more prevalent than previously anticipated. The present study demonstrates that tyrosine phosphorylation of a metabolite-responsive LacI/GalR family regulator, Cra, negatively affects T3SS expression under glycolytic conditions that are typical for the colonic lumen environment where production of the T3SS is unnecessary. Our data suggest that Cra phosphorylation affects T3SS expression by modulating the expression of ler, which encodes the major activator of EHEC virulence gene expression. Phosphorylation of the Cra Y47 residue diminishes DNA binding to fine-tune the expression of virulence-associated genes, including those of the locus of enterocyte effacement pathogenicity island that encode the T3SS, and thereby negatively affects the formation of attaching and effacing lesions. Our data indicate that tyrosine phosphorylation provides an additional mechanism to control the DNA binding of Cra and other LacI/GalR family regulators, including LacI and PurR. This study describes an initial effort to unravel the role of global phosphotyrosine signaling in the control of EHEC virulence potential.

  7. El papel de actores transnacionales a propósito de la situación derechos humanos en Venezuela

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    Falah, Natalia

    2015-01-01

    A partir de febrero de 2014, la historia de la República Bolivariana se fracturó. El descontento popular, la protesta social y las marchas pacíficas son reprimidas como consecuencia de un abuso de poder por parte del gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro. Las redes de información y comunicación, en los términos de Margaret Keck y Kathryn Sikkink, han jugado un papel fundamental para poner en evidencia las violaciones sistemáticas a los DD.HH., siendo estos el factor principal que vulnera la ...

  8. El retorno a Eleusis: ¿tienen los alucinógenos un papel en terapéutica?

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    López Briz, Eduardo

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    Desde los años 70, y tras la explosión de la psicodelia, el interés por el poder terapéutico de los alucinógenos (o 'psicodélicos') se había desvanecido de manera paralela a su inclusión dentro del extenso grupo de las drogas de abuso o recreativas. Recientemente han vuelto a situarse en el foco de la atención psiquiátrica por su papel en el tratamiento de la ansiedad, la depresión, las adicciones y el trastorno de estrés postraumático (TEPT).

  9. Papel de Enfermería en el control de factores de riesgo de endoftalmitis postquirúrgica

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    Badilla Porras, Marlene Tatiana

    2017-01-01

    Nuestro objetivo es determinar el papel que desempeña enfermería en el control de factores de riesgo de endoftalmitis posterior a una cirugía ocular. El presente estudio consiste en una revisión bibliográfica, tomando en cuenta tanto fuentes de información primaria y secundaria como: libros, bases de datos, revistas biomédicas, revistas vía web a través de metabuscadores. Existen factores de riesgo individuales de los pacientes que pueden facilitar el desarrollo de infecciones postopera...

  10. El papel de la educación extraescolar en el aprendizaje del inglés.

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    Barrera Cabeza, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo se centra en el estudio del papel de la educación extraescolar en el aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera. El principal objetivo es valorar la importancia de las clases impartidas en inglés como refuerzo y complementación con las clases lectivas, y poder evaluar si estas actividades extraescolares favorecen el aprendizaje del inglés y la adquisición de competencias básicas. También se tratarán las ventajas que suponen, para los alumnos y alumnas, participar en dichas act...

  11. Personalidad y comportamiento suicida en adolescentes: El papel de la extraversión en la tentativa de suicidio

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    J. A. RUIZ

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia la relación entre la extraversión y el comportamiento suicida en una muestra de 282 adolescentes de población general con ideación suicida y tentativas de suicidio. Se analiza el papel de la impulsividad y se discuten los aspectos que diferencian entre sí a los adolescentes con ideación suicida, tentativa de suicidio instrumental y tentativa real de suicidio. Finalmente se discuten las implicaciones que los resultados tienen sobre la conceptualización del fenómeno suicida en adolescentes.

  12. Personalidad y comportamiento suicida en adolescentes: El papel de la extraversión en la tentativa de suicidio

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    J. A. RUIZ; A. RIQUELME; J. BUENDÍA

    2000-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia la relación entre la extraversión y el comportamiento suicida en una muestra de 282 adolescentes de población general con ideación suicida y tentativas de suicidio. Se analiza el papel de la impulsividad y se discuten los aspectos que diferencian entre sí a los adolescentes con ideación suicida, tentativa de suicidio instrumental y tentativa real de suicidio. Finalmente se discuten las implicaciones que los resultados tienen sobre la conceptualización del fenómeno s...

  13. Superando a pobreza: o papel do capital social na região metropolitana de Belo Horizonte

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    Helal,Diogo Henrique; Neves,Jorge Alexandre Barbosa

    2007-01-01

    Este artigo aborda o papel do capital social na superação da pobreza em áreas urbanas. Diferente de outros estudos que adotam uma perspectiva macro para capital social, este o analisa como algo inerente à esfera das interações entre indivíduos, sendo capaz também de trazer retornos individuais. Capital social é mensurado com base na associação dos indivíduos em diversos tipos de organizações sociais. A hipótese, de que, mesmo controlando-se por variáveis de capital humano e origem socioeconôm...

  14. INDICIOS DEL PAPEL PREPONDERANTE DEL ÁLGEBRA EN LA EMERGENCIA DE LAS FUNCIONES ELÍPTICAS

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    LEONARDO SOLANILLA

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    Full Text Available En el transcurso de un estudio sobre la emergencia del concepto de función elíptica en el siglo XIX hemos descubierto con sorpresa que el papel del Álgebra habría sido tanto, o quizás más importante, que el del mismo cálculo de las funciones complejas para el desenvolvimiento histórico de este campo de las Matemáticas. Para defender esta afirmación presentamos dos análisis. Uno de ellos se basa en las Recherches de Abel, el otro en los Fundamenta nova de Jacobi.

  15. Papel dos receptores VR1 hipocampais sobre a consolidação da memória

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    Bruna Pasqualini Genro

    2008-01-01

    Os receptores vanilóides VR1 estão presentes em grandes quantidades no sistema nervoso periférico (SNP) e têm sido amplamente estudados como integradores de estímulos nocivos. A detecção desse sistema vanilóide também no sistema nervoso central (SNC), leva ao questionamento de qual seria o papel fisiológico dos receptores VR1 localizados no encéfalo. No presente estudo, abordamos a função desses receptores no hipocampo, estrutura essencial para a formação de memórias aversivas. Foram estudado...

  16. Papel de la laparoscopia diagnóstica en la evaluación de la infertilidad femenina

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    Saavedra S., Jaime

    2004-01-01

    La controversia alrededor del papel de laparoscopia diagnóstica de rutina se origina de la comprensión incompleta de varios temas médicos en discusión. No obstante, existe consenso en varios puntos; primero, hay varios medios confiables no invasivos para confirmar la permeabilidad tubárica existente. Por tanto, el costo y los riesgos de la laparoscopia excluyen el uso de la laparoscopia para confirmar únicamente la permeabilidad tubárica, la cual puede ser documentada por imágenes radiológica...

  17. Tacto inteligente : el papel de las estrategias de exploración manual en el reconocimiento de objetos reales

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    Lillo Jover, Julio

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    Tras analizar porqué se dan ciertas relaciones entre el tipo de exploración manual y la naturaleza de la información obtenida mediante ella, se comentan los trabajos que muestran a las dimensiones sustanciales de los objetos reales como más salientes, fáciles de extraer e integrables que las espaciales, por lo que juegan un papel esencial en el uso cotidiano del tacto. Se analizan las implicaciones de estos resultados cara a entender mejor el mundo táctil del invidente y respecto ...

  18. ESTUDIO Y DIAGNÓSTICO DEL PAPEL DE LA MUJER EN LAS EMPRESAS FAMILIARES. LA EMPRESA TRANSPALOMARES

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    PALOMARES PASCUAL, CARLA

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    [EN] Study and diagnose gender roles in the family business and effects: different possibilities, hierarchy, equality and inequality. It is done on a case study which proposed improvements [ES] Estudiar y diagnosticar el rol de género en la empresa familiar y sus efectos: posibilidades diferencias, ordenación jerárquica, igualdad-desigualdad. Se realiza sobre un estudio de caso para el cual se proponen mejoras. Palomares Pascual, C. (2017). ESTUDIO Y DIAGNÓSTICO DEL PAPEL DE LA MUJER EN...

  19. O papel do enfermeiro perante as vivências dos pais de crianças hospitalizadas

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    Pinheiro, Joana Filipa Cardoso

    2013-01-01

    Projeto de Graduação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Licenciada em Enfermagem A hospitalização da criança provoca efeitos secundários em toda a dinâmica e estrutura familiar, em especial nos pais que vão vivenciar sentimentos que até então não conheciam. O objectivo deste trabalho foi identificar as vivências dos pais de crianças hospitalizadas e descrever o papel do enfermeiro perante estes pais para os ajudar a enfrentar es...

  20. O papel das Forças Armadas na I&D da Defesa como vector de desenvolvimento nacional

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    Simões, Luís

    2010-01-01

    A humanidade sempre se preocupou com o seu bem-estar, de alguma forma. Neste âmbito, o desenvolvimento económico tem vindo a desempenhar um papel fundamental. Após a revolução industrial, mas particularmente depois da II Guerra Mundial, os Estados têm-se preocupado com o respectivo desenvolvimento económico sustentável, entre outras questões, como garante de bem-estar das suas populações. A investigação e desenvolvimento (I&D), no seu conjunto, têm sido apontados como um possível vector de de...

  1. El papel de la motivación de los asesores y profesores en el proceso de asesoramiento

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    Reyes Carretero

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El escenario de asesoramiento colaborativo es un espacio sociocultural donde lo que se hace y se dice condiciona el tipo de interacción que se va a dar entre las personas que participan así como la actividad que llevan a cabo de manera conjunta. En este artículo vamos a reflexionar sobre el papel de la motivación de los profesores y asesores para mantener el asesoramiento así como en las posibilidades que tiene el asesor para crear y mantener un contexto que resulte motivante para asesor y asesorados.

  2. Conocimiento y uso de anticonceptivos entre los jóvenes mexicanos. El papel del género

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    Irene Casique

    2011-01-01

    Con base en datos provenientes de la Encuesta Nacional sobre Violencia en el Noviazgo, levantada en 2007 entre jóvenes mexicanos de 15 a 24 años de edad, se exPlora el.nivel de conocimiento y uso de anticonceptivos en el contexto de las relaciones de noviazgo. Con este análisis se pretende evidenciar el rol que desempeñan las diversas características sociodemográficas de los jóvenes en el conocimiento y uso de anticonceptivos, con partic cular atención en el papel que juega el género. En gene...

  3. Papel del Estado y derechos de los padres en la educación sexual y reproductiva

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    Llano Torres, Ana

    2010-01-01

    En el presente artículo se estudian los aspectos educativos de la Ley Orgánica 2/2002, de 3 de marzo, de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva y de la Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo. Se intenta, primero, clarificar las nociones de educación sexual, educación reproductiva y «enfoque de género», y después, delimitar el papel del Estado y el derecho de los padres a que sus hijos reciban una educación religiosa y moral conforme a sus convicciones en este campo decisivo y delicado.

  4. Photoinactivation of mcr-1 positive Escherichia coli

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    Caires, C. S. A.; Leal, C. R. B.; Rodrigues, A. C. S.; Lima, A. R.; Silva, C. M.; Ramos, C. A. N.; Chang, M. R.; Arruda, E. J.; Oliveira, S. L.; Nascimento, V. A.; Caires, A. R. L.

    2018-01-01

    The emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, mostly in Escherichia coli due to the mcr-1 gene, has revealed the need to develop alternative approaches in treating mcr-1 positive bacterial infections. This is because colistin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and one of the ‘last-resort’ antibiotics for multidrug resistant bacteria. The present study evaluated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the efficacy of photoinactivation processes to kill a known mcr-1 positive E. coli strain. Eosin methylene-blue (EMB) was investigated as a photoantimicrobial agent for inhibiting the growth of a mcr-1 positive E. coli strain obtained from a patient with a diabetic foot infection. The photoantimicrobial activity of EMB was also tested in a non-multidrug resistant E. coli strain. The photoinactivation process was tested using light doses in the 30-45 J cm-2 range provided by a LED device emitting at 625 nm. Our findings demonstrate that a mcr-1 positive E. coli strain is susceptible to photoinactivation. The results show that the EMB was successfully photoactivated, regardless of the bacterial multidrug resistance; inactivating the bacterial growth by oxidizing the cells in accordance with the generation of the oxygen reactive species. Our results suggest that bacterial photoinactivation is an alternative and effective approach to kill mcr-1 positive bacteria.

  5. Profiling of Escherichia coli Chromosome database.

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    Yamazaki, Yukiko; Niki, Hironori; Kato, Jun-ichi

    2008-01-01

    The Profiling of Escherichia coli Chromosome (PEC) database (http://www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/ecoli/pec/) is designed to allow E. coli researchers to efficiently access information from functional genomics studies. The database contains two principal types of data: gene essentiality and a large collection of E. coli genetic research resources. The essentiality data are based on data compilation from published single-gene essentiality studies and on cell growth studies of large-deletion mutants. Using the circular and linear viewers for both whole genomes and the minimal genome, users can not only gain an overview of the genome structure but also retrieve information on contigs, gene products, mutants, deletions, and so forth. In particular, genome-wide exhaustive mutants are an essential resource for studying E. coli gene functions. Although the genomic database was constructed independently from the genetic resources database, users may seamlessly access both types of data. In addition to these data, the PEC database also provides a summary of homologous genes of other bacterial genomes and of protein structure information, with a comprehensive interface. The PEC is thus a convenient and useful platform for contemporary E. coli researchers.

  6. Mechanism of SOS-induced targeted and untargeted mutagenesis in E. coli

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    Maenhaut-Michel, G.

    1985-01-01

    This paper retraces the evolution of hypotheses concerning mechanisms of SOS induced mutagenesis. Moreover, it reports some recent data which support a new model for the mechanism of targeted and untargeted mutagenesis in E. coli. In summary, the SOS mutator effect, which is responsible for untargeted mutagenesis and perhaps for the misincorporation step in targeted mutagenesis, is believed to involve a fidelity function associated with DNA polymerase III and does not require the umuC gene product. umuC and umuD gene products are probably required specifically for elongation of DNA synthesis past blocking lesions, i.e. to allow mutagenic replication of damaged DNA

  7. Molecular and Phenotypic Characterization of Escherichia coli O26:H8 among Diarrheagenic E. coli O26 Strains Isolated in Brazil

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    Piazza, Roxane M. F.; Delannoy, Sabine; Fach, Patrick; Saridakis, Halha O.; Pedroso, Margareth Z.; Rocha, Letícia B.; Gomes, Tânia A. T.; Vieira, Mônica A. M.; Beutin, Lothar

    2013-01-01

    Escherichia coli strains of serogroup O26 comprise two distinct groups of pathogens, characterized as enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Among the several genes related to type III secretion system-secreted effector proteins, espK was found to be highly specific for EHEC O26:H11 and its stx-negative derivative strains isolated in European countries. E. coli O26 strains isolated in Brazil from infant diarrhea, foods, and the environment have consistently been shown to lack stx genes and are thus considered atypical EPEC. However, no further information related to their genetic background is known. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to discriminate and characterize these Brazilian O26 stx-negative strains by phenotypic, genetic, and biochemical approaches. Among 44 isolates confirmed to be O26 isolates, most displayed flagellar antigen H11 or H32. Out of the 13 nonmotile isolates, 2 tested positive for fliCH11, and 11 were fliCH8 positive. The identification of genetic markers showed that several O26:H11 and all O26:H8 strains tested positive for espK and could therefore be discriminated as EHEC derivatives. The presence of H8 among EHEC O26 and its stx-negative derivative isolates is described for the first time. The interaction of three isolates with polarized Caco-2 cells and with intestinal biopsy specimen fragments ex vivo confirmed the ability of the O26 strains analyzed to cause attaching-and-effacing (A/E) lesions. The O26:H32 strains, isolated mostly from meat, were considered nonvirulent. Knowledge of the virulence content of stx-negative O26 isolates within the same serotype helped to avoid misclassification of isolates, which certainly has important implications for public health surveillance. PMID:23974139

  8. Current pathogenic Escherichia coli foodborne outbreak cases and therapy development.

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    Yang, Shih-Chun; Lin, Chih-Hung; Aljuffali, Ibrahim A; Fang, Jia-You

    2017-08-01

    Food contamination by pathogenic microorganisms has been a serious public health problem and a cause of huge economic losses worldwide. Foodborne pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) contamination, such as that with E. coli O157 and O104, is very common, even in developed countries. Bacterial contamination may occur during any of the steps in the farm-to-table continuum from environmental, animal, or human sources and cause foodborne illness. To understand the causes of the foodborne outbreaks by E. coli and food-contamination prevention measures, we collected and investigated the past 10 years' worldwide reports of foodborne E. coli contamination cases. In the first half of this review article, we introduce the infection and symptoms of five major foodborne diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes: enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), Shiga toxin-producing E. coli/enterohemorrhagic E. coli (STEC/EHEC), Shigella/enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC), enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). In the second half of this review article, we introduce the foodborne outbreak cases caused by E. coli in natural foods and food products. Finally, we discuss current developments that can be applied to control and prevent bacterial food contamination.

  9. Action of sodium deoxycholate on Escherichia coli

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    D'Mello, A.; Yotis, W.W.

    1987-01-01

    Sodium deoxycholate is used in a number of bacteriological media for the isolation and classification of gram-negative bacteria from food and the environment. Initial experiments to study the effect of deoxycholate on the growth parameters of Escherichia coli showed an increase in the lag time constant and generation time and a decrease in the growth rate constant total cell yield of this microorganisms. Cell fractionation studies indicated that sodium deoxycholate at levels used in bacteriological media interferes with the incorporation of [U- 14 C]glucose into the cold-trichloroacetic acid-soluble, ethanol-soluble, and trypsin-soluble cellular fractions of E. coli. Finally, sodium deoxycholate interfered with the flagellation and motility of Proteus mirabilis and E. coli. It would appear then that further improvement of the deoxycholate medium may be in order

  10. Prodigiosin - A Multifaceted Escherichia coli Antimicrobial Agent.

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    Tjaša Danevčič

    Full Text Available Despite a considerable interest in prodigiosin, the mechanism of its antibacterial activity is still poorly understood. In this work, Escherichia coli cells were treated with prodigiosin to determine its antimicrobial effect on bacterial physiology. The effect of prodigiosin was concentration dependent. In prodigiosin treated cells above MIC value no significant DNA damage or cytoplasmic membrane disintegration was observed. The outer membrane, however, becomes leaky. Cells had severely decreased respiration activity. In prodigiosin treated cells protein and RNA synthesis were inhibited, cells were elongated but could not divide. Pre-treatment with prodigiosin improved E. coli survival rate in media containing ampicillin, kanamycin and erythromycin but not phleomycin. The results suggest that prodigiosin acts as a bacteriostatic agent in E. coli cells. If prodigiosin was diluted, cells resumed growth. The results indicate that prodigiosin has distinct mode of antibacterial action in different bacteria.

  11. Deuterium incorporation into Escherichia-coli proteins

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    Lederer, H.; May, R. P.; Kjems, Jørgen

    1986-01-01

    Neutron small-angle scattering studies of single protein subunits in a protein-DNA complex require the adjustment of the neutron scattering-length densities of protein and DNA, which is attainable by specific deuteration of the protein. The neutron scattering densities of unlabelled DNA and DNA......-dependent RNA polymerase of Escherichia coli match when RNA polymerase is isolated from cells grown in a medium containing 46% D2O and unlabelled glucose as carbon source. Their contrasts vanish simultaneously in a dialysis buffer containing 65% D2O. An expression was evaluated which allows the calculation...... of the degree of deuteration and match point of any E. coli protein from the D2O content of the growth medium, taking the 2H incorporation into RNA polymerase amino acids to be representative for all amino acids in E. coli proteins. The small-angle scattering results, on which the calculation of the degree...

  12. Action of sodium deoxycholate on Escherichia coli

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    D' Mello, A.; Yotis, W.W.

    1987-08-01

    Sodium deoxycholate is used in a number of bacteriological media for the isolation and classification of gram-negative bacteria from food and the environment. Initial experiments to study the effect of deoxycholate on the growth parameters of Escherichia coli showed an increase in the lag time constant and generation time and a decrease in the growth rate constant total cell yield of this microorganisms. Cell fractionation studies indicated that sodium deoxycholate at levels used in bacteriological media interferes with the incorporation of (U-/sup 14/C)glucose into the cold-trichloroacetic acid-soluble, ethanol-soluble, and trypsin-soluble cellular fractions of E. coli. Finally, sodium deoxycholate interfered with the flagellation and motility of Proteus mirabilis and E. coli. It would appear then that further improvement of the deoxycholate medium may be in order.

  13. Inactivation of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in rumen content- or feces-contaminated drinking water for cattle.

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    Zhao, Tong; Zhao, Ping; West, Joe W; Bernard, John K; Cross, Heath G; Doyle, Michael P

    2006-05-01

    Cattle drinking water is a source of on-farm Escherichia coli O157:H7 transmission. The antimicrobial activities of disinfectants to control E. coli O157:H7 in on-farm drinking water are frequently neutralized by the presence of rumen content and manure that generally contaminate the drinking water. Different chemical treatments, including lactic acid, acidic calcium sulfate, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, caprylic acid, ozone, butyric acid, sodium benzoate, and competing E. coli, were tested individually or in combination for inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 in the presence of rumen content. Chlorine (5 ppm), ozone (22 to 24 ppm at 5 degrees C), and competing E. coli treatment of water had minimal effects (rumen content at water-to-rumen content ratios of 50:1 (vol/wt) and lower. Four chemical-treatment combinations, including (i) 0.1% lactic acid, 0.9% acidic calcium sulfate, and 0.05% caprylic acid (treatment A); (ii) 0.1% lactic acid, 0.9% acidic calcium sulfate, and 0.1% sodium benzoate (treatment B); (iii) 0.1% lactic acid, 0.9% acidic calcium sulfate, and 0.5% butyric acid (treatment C); and (iv) 0.1% lactic acid, 0.9% acidic calcium sulfate, and 100 ppm chlorine dioxide (treatment D); were highly effective (>3 log CFU/ml reduction) at 21 degrees C in killing E. coli O157:H7, O26:H11, and O111:NM in water heavily contaminated with rumen content (10:1 water/rumen content ratio [vol/wt]) or feces (20:1 water/feces ratio [vol/wt]). Among them, treatments A, B, and C killed >5 log CFU E. coli O157:H7, O26:H11, and O111:NM/ml within 30 min in water containing rumen content or feces, whereas treatment D inactivated approximately 3 to 4 log CFU/ml under the same conditions. Cattle given water containing treatment A or C or untreated water (control) ad libitum for two 7-day periods drank 15.2, 13.8, and 30.3 liters/day, respectively, and cattle given water containing 0.1% lactic acid plus 0.9% acidic calcium sulfate (pH 2.1) drank 18.6 liters/day. The

  14. Melanosis coli in patients with colon cancer

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    Dorota Biernacka-Wawrzonek

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Intoduction: Melanosis coli is a benign lesion affecting the mucosa of the large intestine. There is a relationship between the presence of melanosis and anthraquinone laxative use. Melanosis coli is also observed in patients with colon cancer, but there is doubt whether these two conditions are related. Aim : To analyze the correlation between melanosis and colon cancer. Material and methods: We analyzed retrospectively 436 patients undergoing colon cancer surgery. There were 246 women and 190 men. Patients were divided into three age groups: under 50 years, between 51 and 65 years, and over 66 years. We analyzed sections of the cancer and intestinal mucosa from the tumor’s proximal (2–5 cm and distal (8–10 cm zone. Results : Melanosis coli was present in 52 patients, which represents 11.9% of patients with colon cancer. More often it was present in women. The most common location of melanosis and colon cancer was the terminal part of the large intestine. In patients below 50 years of age in both sexes melanosis coli did not occur. In men, melanosis was more common in the age group over 66 years. Intensity of pigmentation was higher in the tumor’s distal zone. Conclusions : The incidence of melanosis coli increases with age, similar to that of colon cancer. Melanosis was not present inside tumors, in almost half of the cases it was not present in the proximal zone, and the degree of pigmentation increased in distal zone. The cause-effect relationship between melanosis coli and colon cancer remains uncertain.

  15. Hydrogen production by recombinant Escherichia coli strains

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    Maeda, Toshinari; Sanchez‐Torres, Viviana; Wood, Thomas K.

    2012-01-01

    Summary The production of hydrogen via microbial biotechnology is an active field of research. Given its ease of manipulation, the best‐studied bacterium Escherichia coli has become a workhorse for enhanced hydrogen production through metabolic engineering, heterologous gene expression, adaptive evolution, and protein engineering. Herein, the utility of E. coli strains to produce hydrogen, via native hydrogenases or heterologous ones, is reviewed. In addition, potential strategies for increasing hydrogen production are outlined and whole‐cell systems and cell‐free systems are compared. PMID:21895995

  16. Vaginal Lactobacillus isolates inhibit uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

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    Atassi , Fabrice; Brassart , Dominique; Grob , Philipp; Graf , Federico; Servin , Alain ,

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activities of Lactobacillus jensenii KS119.1 and KS121.1, and Lactobacillus gasserii KS120.1 and KS124.3 strains isolated from the vaginal microflora of healthy women, against uropathogenic, diffusely adhering Afa/Dr Escherichia coli (Afa/Dr DAEC) strains IH11128 and 7372 involved in recurrent cystitis. We observed that some of the Lactobacillus isolates inhibited the growth and decreased the viability of E. coli IH11128 and 7372....

  17. Synthesis of avenanthramides using engineered Escherichia coli.

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    Lee, Su Jin; Sim, Geun Young; Kang, Hyunook; Yeo, Won Seok; Kim, Bong-Gyu; Ahn, Joong-Hoon

    2018-03-22

    Hydroxycinnamoyl anthranilates, also known as avenanthramides (avns), are a group of phenolic alkaloids with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-itch, anti-irritant, and antiatherogenic activities. Some avenanthramides (avn A-H and avn K) are conjugates of hydroxycinnamic acids (HC), including p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid, and anthranilate derivatives, including anthranilate, 4-hydroxyanthranilate, and 5-hydroxyanthranilate. Avns are primarily found in oat grain, in which they were originally designated as phytoalexins. Knowledge of the avns biosynthesis pathway has now made it possible to synthesize avns through a genetic engineering strategy, which would help to further elucidate their properties and exploit their beneficial biological activities. The aim of the present study was to synthesize natural avns in Escherichia coli to serve as a valuable resource. We synthesized nine avns in E. coli. We first synthesized avn D from glucose in E. coli harboring tyrosine ammonia lyase (TAL), 4-coumarate:coenzyme A ligase (4CL), anthranilate N-hydroxycinnamoyl/benzoyltransferase (HCBT), and anthranilate synthase (trpEG). A trpD deletion mutant was used to increase the amount of anthranilate in E. coli. After optimizing the incubation temperature and cell density, approximately 317.2 mg/L of avn D was synthesized. Avn E and avn F were then synthesized from avn D, using either E. coli harboring HpaBC and SOMT9 or E. coli harboring HapBC alone, respectively. Avn A and avn G were synthesized by feeding 5-hydroxyanthranilate or 4-hydroxyanthranilate to E. coli harboring TAL, 4CL, and HCBT. Avn B, avn C, avn H, and avn K were synthesized from avn A or avn G, using the same approach employed for the synthesis of avn E and avn F from avn D. Using different HCs, nine avns were synthesized, three of which (avn D, avn E, and avn F) were synthesized from glucose in E. coli. These diverse avns provide a strategy to synthesize both natural and unnatural avns

  18. El papel moderador de la autoeficacia profesional entre situaciones de acoso laboral y la salud en una muestra multiocupacional

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    Mariano Meseguer

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available La autoeficacia es una competencia personal que actúa frente a los estresores incrementando o disminuyendo el malestar psicológico que estos pueden generar; por su parte el acoso psicológico o mobbing es uno de los factores psicosociales del medio laboral más dañinos para la salud de los trabajadores. Utilizando como marco de referencia el modelo teórico de demandas-recursos (JD-R model, este trabajo tiene como objetivo principal analizar el papel moderador de la autoeficacia profesional entre el acoso laboral y la salud autopercibida en una muestra multiocupacional de 772 trabajadores (379 hombres y 383 mujeres. Se administró un protocolo que contenía la escala NAQ para la medida del acoso laboral, el cuestionario de salud GHQ-12 y la subescala de autoeficacia profesional del MBI. Como resultado destaca el papel moderador de la autoeficacia sobre la salud en situaciones de acoso psicológico. Se discuten los resultados de este trabajo, las limitaciones y sus posibles implicaciones en las organizaciones.

  19. ALERTA EMPRENDEDORA Y CONOCIMIENTO PREVIO PARA LA IDENTIFICACIÓN DE OPORTUNIDADES EMPRENDEDORAS: EL PAPEL MODERADOR DE LAS REDES SOCIALES

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    Ruiz-Arroyo, Matilde

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio contribuye a la investigación sobre la identificación de oportunidades emprendedoras, analizando el efecto moderador que el tama˜no y la fortaleza de la red de contactos del emprendedor ejercen en la relación de influencia del conocimiento previo y la alerta emprendedora sobre la identificación de oportunidades. Los resultados del análisis de regresión lineal sobre una muestra de 199 emprendedores de Andalucía muestran una influencia negativa del conocimiento previo sobre el número de oportunidades identificadas, así como un efecto moderador positivo de la fortaleza de la red en interacción con el nivel de alerta emprendedora. El presente trabajo contribuye a la literatura sobre emprendimiento proponiendo un modelo que estudia conjuntamente el papel del capital social, la alerta emprendedora y el conocimiento previo en la fase de identificación de oportunidades, y aplicando una perspectiva contingente basada en la integración del potencial papel moderador de ciertas características de las redes sociales del emprendedor.

  20. Uma Reflexão Acerca do Papel do Arquiteto na Construção da Paisagem Informacional

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    Vanessa Casarin

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo refletir sobre o papel do arquiteto na produção da paisagem informacional contemporânea, aquela dominada por signos e símbolos da comunicação visual urbana, na qual, muitas vezes, ocorre a situação de sobrecarga visual. Possui como objetivo, também, saber em que grau a relação entre paisagem e comunicação visual urbana tem sido abordada nas grades curriculares dos cursos de arquitetura e urbanismo das universidades brasileiras de maior visibilidade. A grade curricular destes cursos, na maioria das universidades pesquisadas, reflete a preocupação com o assunto no sentido de preparar o arquiteto para atuação nesta área, sendo o melhor exemplo entre as universidades pesquisadas a Universidade de São Paulo (USP. Parece haver pouca interferência do arquiteto na produção das paisagens com sobrecarga visual, uma vez que sua preocupação está em requalificá-las. Seu papel, além da conscientização da sociedade acerca desta problemática, está na participação mais efetiva em processos de controle destas manifestações na paisagem urbana, uma vez que o planejamento delas é sua atribuição profissional.

  1. As esferas pública e privada: reflexões sobre o papel da educação

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    Paula de Souza Bezerra

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available A discussão propõe uma busca sobre os conceitos de esfera pública e privada desde a Antiguidade, bem como o papel da educação em meio a esses dois campos organizacionais. Tendo em vista a existência de uma crise que abrange diversos segmentos (político, econômico, cultural e social na atualidade, trazemos a seguinte inquietação: precisamos de um resgate dos conceitos de público e privado? Com essa pergunta o objetivo deste artigo é fazer uma reflexão sobre o resgate do público e do privado e o papel que a educação pode desempenhar nessa perspectiva. A possiblidade de a pesquisa vir a ser um instrumento de estudo para a academia, e também um caminho para conscientização da própria comunidade, apresenta-se como sua justificativa. Como metodologia optou-se pelo estudo de cunho bibliográfico e de abordagem qualitativa, utilizando como principais referenciais teóricos: Hannah Arendt, Celso Lafer e José Sérgio de Carvalho.

  2. Spectrophotometric and pH-Metric Studies of Ce(III, Dy(III, Gd(III,Yb(III and Pr(III Metal Complexes with Rifampicin

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    Full Text Available The metal-ligand and proton-ligand stability constant of Ce(III, Dy(III, Gd(III,Yb(III and Pr(III metals with substituted heterocyclic drug (Rifampicin were determined at various ionic strength by pH metric titration. NaClO4 was used to maintain ionic strength of solution. The results obtained were extrapolated to the zero ionic strength using an equation with one individual parameter. The thermodynamic stability constant of the complexes were also calculated. The formation of complexes has been studied by Job’s method. The results obtained were of stability constants by pH metric method is confirmed by Job’s method.

  3. Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli

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    Hebbelstrup Jensen, Betina; Olsen, Katharina E P; Struve, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) represents a heterogeneous group of E. coli strains. The pathogenicity and clinical relevance of these bacteria are still controversial. In this review, we describe the clinical significance of EAEC regarding patterns of infection in humans, transmission...

  4. lactamases genes among0 Escherichia coli from patients with ...

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    -lactamases (ESBLs) that mediate resistance to b-lactam drugs among Escherichia coli and other uropathogens have been reported worldwide. However, there is little information on the detection of ESBLs genes in E. coli from patients with ...

  5. Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance Genes in Escherichia coli ...

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    PMQR) genes and the prevalence of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) types in Escherichia coli clinical isolates. Methods: Sixty-one ESBL-producing urinary E. coli isolates were studied. An antibiotic susceptibility test was performed ...

  6. Papel das ações transversais no FNDCT: redirecionamento, redistribuição, indução ou nenhuma das alternativas?

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    João Maria de Oliveira

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa o papel das ações transversais na aplicação de recursos dos Fundos Setoriais de Ciência e Tecnologia (CTs, bem como na indução ao financiamento privado a pesquisa, desenvolvimento e inovação. Contrapondo-se à justificativa declarada para sua introdução, as ações transversais têm se mostrado, na prática, muito mais um instrumento de pulverização dos recursos dos fundos setoriais do que de efetivação de políticas estratégicas. Pelo menos isto é o que pode ser observado quando são confrontados os projetos apoiados e a realocação de recursos engendrada pelas ações transversais com os temas, as áreas e os setores estratégicos estabelecidos pelos documentos oficiais de política. Os dados disponíveis sugerem que tais ações não proporcionaram, entre 2004 e 2008, nem um redirecionamento dos recursos a temas estratégicos não contemplados por CTs específicos, nem a redistribuição dos recursos entre os CTs existentes, nem uma maior indução à participação de empresas nos projetos apoiados.This paper analyses the role played by the so-called “transversal calls” on the sectorial funds’ resource re-allocation, as well as on the attraction of private funding and participation in the supported proposals. In particular, we examine whether they have: i redirected financial resources towards strategic topics not furthered by a specific sectorial fund; ii redistributed monies among existing sectorial funds; iii increased the participation of firms in the approved proposals. We refer to official documents to identify strategic topics, fields and economic sectors and check whether or not transversal calls benefited them in terms of resource allocation. Private sector involvement is evaluated through firms’ participation in approved proposals and by the amount of financial resources engaged on them. Results suggest that none of the pointed targets seems to be accomplished between 2004 and

  7. FREQUENCY AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIARRHOEAGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI STRAINS ISOLATED FROM PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH DIARRHOEA IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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    Dedeić-Ljubović, AmeLa; Hukić, Mirsada; Bekić, DaRia; Zvizdić, AmrA

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    Diarrhoeal disease is a major cause of illness and death among infants and young children worldwide. Among the Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing intestinal diseases, there are six well-described categories: enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), diffusely adherent E. coli (DAEC), enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC), entero-pathogenic E. coli (EPEC), enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC).

  8. Distribution of Diverse Escherichia coli between Cattle and Pasture

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    NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Seale, Tarren; Flint, Toby; Nepal, Madhav; Venter, Stephanus N.; Brözel, Volker S.

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    Escherichia coli is widely considered to not survive for extended periods outside the intestines of warm-blooded animals; however, recent studies demonstrated that E. coli strains maintain populations in soil and water without any known fecal contamination. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the niche partitioning of E. coli occurs between cattle and their pasture. We attempted to clarify whether E. coli from bovine feces differs phenotypically and genotypically from isola...

  9. Lipocalin 2 is protective against E. coli pneumonia

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    Wu, Hong; Santoni-Rugiu, Eric; Ralfkiaer, Elisabeth

    2010-01-01

    Lipocalin 2 is a bacteriostatic protein that binds the siderophore enterobactin, an iron-chelating molecule produced by Escherichia coli (E. coli) that is required for bacterial growth. Infection of the lungs by E. coli is rare despite a frequent exposure to this commensal bacterium. Lipocalin 2...... is an effector molecule of the innate immune system and could therefore play a role in hindering growth of E. coli in the lungs....

  10. Synthesis, Structural and Antibacterial Studies of New Dithiocarbamate Complexes of Sb (III) And Bi (III)

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    Nur Amirah Jamaluddin; Ibrahim Baba; Nazlina Ibrahim

    2014-01-01

    Six new dithiocarbamate complexes from three different amines, for example N-ethyl ethanol-, N-butylethyl- and N-benzylmethylamine were successfully prepared using in situ method. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis, 13 C and 1 H NMR. Elemental analysis data (C, H, N and S) showed an agreement with the general formula of MCl(S 2 CNR ' R '' ) 2 , (M = Sb (III), Bi (III); R ' = ethyl, butyl and benzyl; R '' = ethanol, ethyl and methyl). The complexes had been characterized by infrared spectroscopy that showed a thioureido bands, v(C-N) in the region of 1427 - 1490 cm -1 followed by v(C-S) bands that can be seen in the region of 935 - 1060 cm -1 and v(M-S) bands existed in the region of 350 - 392 cm -1 . Maximum wavelength absorption for ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy for N-C-S group was at 254 nm which indicates π → π * transition. Data from 13 C NMR showed a signal in the region of 198.39 - 199.44 ppm that corresponded to the NCS 2 group. The crystal structure of bis(N,N ' utylethyldithiocarbamato)chloride antimony (III), SbCl (S 2 CN(C 4 H 9 )(C 2 H 5 )) 2 demonstrated a five-coordination geometry, triclinic system, space group P1 with a = 10.0141(8) Armstrong, b = 10.1394(7) Am strong, c = 11.8665(9) Armstrong, α = 67.960(2) degree, β = 87.616(2) degree and γ = 80.172(2) degree. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) tests were done using five dithiocarbamate complexes which are Bi Cl[S 2 CN(C 2 H 5 )(C 2 H 4 OH)) 2 , SbCl[S 2 CN(C 2 H 5 )(C 2 H 4 OH)) 2 , Bi Cl(S 2 CN(C 4 H 9 )(C 2 H 5 )) 2 , SbCl(S 2 CN(C 4 H 9 )(C 2 H 5 )) 2 , Bi Cl(S 2 CN(C 7 H 7 )(CH 3 )) 2 towards S. aureus, S. epidermidis, E. aerogenes and E. coli. It was found that all four complexes were active against S. aureus except SbCl(S 2 CN(C 2 H 5 )(C 2 H 4 OH)) 2 while Bi Cl(S 2 CN(C 7 H 7 )(CH 3 )) 2 and Bi Cl(S 2 CN(CH 3 )(C 6 H 11 )) 2 complexes were active against S. epidermidis with MIC value of 5.0 mg/ m

  11. Mutations in Escherichia coli that effect sensitivity to oxygen

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    Jamison, C.S.; Adler, H.I.

    1987-01-01

    Fifteen oxygen-sensitive (Oxy/sup s/) mutants of Escherichia coli were isolated after exposure to UV light. The mutants did not form macroscopic colonies when plated aerobically. They did form macroscopic colonies anaerobically. Oxygen, introduced during log phase, inhibited the growth of liquid cultures. The degree of inhibition was used to separate the mutants into three classes. Class I mutants did not grow after exposure to oxygen. Class II mutants were able to grow, but at a reduced rate and to a reduced final titer, when compared with the wild-type parent. Class III mutants formed filaments in response to oxygen. Genetic experiments indicated that the mutations map to six different chromosomal regions. The results of enzymatic assays indicated that 7 of the 10 class I mutants have low levels of catalase, peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, and respiratory enzymes when compared with the wild-type parent. Mutations in five of the seven class I mutants which have the low enzyme activities mapped within the region 8 to 13.5 min. P1 transduction data indicated that mutations in three of these five mutants, Oxy/sup s/-6, Oxy/sup s/-14, and Oxy/sup s/-17, mapped to 8.4 min. The correlation of low enzyme levels and mapping data suggest that a single gene may regulate several enzymes in response to oxygen. The remaining three class I mutants had wild-type levels of catalase, peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase, but decreased respiratory activity. The class II and III mutants had enzyme activities similar to those of the wild-type parent

  12. ESCRT-III mediated cell division in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius –A reconstitution perspective

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    Tobias eHärtel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In the framework of Synthetic Biology, it has become an intriguing question what would be the minimal representation of cell division machinery. Thus, it seems appropriate to compare how cell division is realized in different microorganisms. In particular, the cell division system of Crenarchaeota lacks certain proteins found in most bacteria and Euryarchaeota, such as FtsZ, MreB or the Min system. The Sulfolobaceae family encodes functional homologs of the eukaryotic proteins Vps4 and ESCRT-III. ESCRT-III is essential for several eukaryotic pathways, e.g. budding of intralumenal vesicles (ILVs, or cytokinesis, whereas Vps4 dissociates the ESCRT-III complex from the membrane. CdvA (Cell Division A is required for the recruitment of crenarchaeal ESCRT-III proteins to the membrane at mid-cell. The proteins polymerize and form a smaller structure during constriction. Thus, ESCRT-III mediated cell division in S. acidocaldarius shows functional analogies to the Z ring observed in prokaryotes like E. coli, which has recently begun to be reconstituted in vitro. In this short perspective, we discuss the possibility of building such an in vitro cell division system on basis of archaeal ESCRT-III.

  13. Escherichia coli con resistencia a múltiples antimicrobianos en granjas de producción porcina de la República Argentina

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    Moredo, Fabiana Alicia; Colello, Rocío; Sanz, Marcelo Eduardo; Cappuccio, Javier Alejandro; Carriquiriborde, Martin; Etcheverría, Analía Inés; Perfumo, Carlos Juan; Padola, Nora Lía; Leotta, Gerardo Anibal

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    Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron: i) monitorear la resistencia de E. coli frente a diversos antimicrobianos frecuentemente utilizados con fines terapéuticos y profilácticos en explotaciones porcinas; ii) aislar y caracterizar fenotípica y genotípicamente E. coli toxigénicos provenientes de cerdos con diarrea pre y posdestete; iii) determinar la presencia de integrones clase 1 y 2 como posible mecanismo de diseminación de resistencia. Se procesaron 216 hisopados rectales de cerdos clí...

  14. WGS accurately predicts antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli

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    Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in identifying resistance genotypes of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) and whether these correlate with observed phenotypes. Methods: Seventy-six E. coli strains were isolated from farm cattle and measured f...

  15. Increased multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli from hospitals in ...

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    Background: Multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli (MDR E. coli) has become a major public health concern in Sudan and many countries, causing failure in treatment with consequent huge health burden. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and susceptibility of MDR E. coli isolated from patients in hospitals at Khartoum ...

  16. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of E. coli from clinical sources in ...

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    Background: Escherichia coli is the leading cause of urinary tract, ear, wound and other infections in humans. Increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance among E. coli is a growing concern worldwide. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of E. coli from clinical ...

  17. 77 FR 9888 - Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli

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    ... Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Certain Raw Beef Products AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service... toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145). This new date..., that are contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26, O45, O103, O111, O121...

  18. Gene encoding virulence markers among Escherichia coli isolates ...

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    River water sources and diarrhoeic stools of residents in the Venda Region, Limpopo Province of South Africa were analysed for the prevalence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and the presence of virulence genes among the isolates. A control group of 100 nondiarrhoeic stool samples was included. Escherichia coli was ...

  19. Isolation and genomic characterization of Escherichia coli O157:NM ...

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    Human diseases caused by Escherichia coli O157:NM and E. coli O157:H7 strains have been reported throughout the world. In developed countries, serotype O157:H7 represents the major cause of human diseases; however, there have been increasing reports of non-O157 Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli strains ...

  20. Neonatal infections caused by Escherichia coli at the National ...

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    Background: Escherichia coli (E.coli) has been implicated as a common cause of both early and late onset neonatal infections. The emergence of different strains of E.coli that are multiply resistant to commonly used antibiotics has made continuous antibiotics surveillance relevant. Knowledge about common infections ...

  1. neonatal infections caused by escherichia coli at the national

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    Background: Escherichia coli (E.coli) has been implicated as a common cause of both early and late onset neonatal infections. The emergence of different strains of E.coli that are multiply resistant to commonly used antibiotics has made continuous antibiotics surveillance relevant. Knowledge about common infections ...

  2. Women living in a drug (and violence context: the maternal role Mujeres viviendo en el contexto de drogas (y violencia: el papel maternal Mulheres vivendo no contexto de drogas (e violência: papel maternal

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    Sueli Aparecida Frari Galera

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Although the drug problem is more present among men, women are an increasing group and a vulnerable subgroup, since many of them are involved in motherhood. In this paper, the partial results of an ethnographic study on maternal role-related perceptions, beliefs and attitudes are presented, as well as the context in which women with small children and are undergoing or underwent treatment for alcohol or drug addiction live. Mothers undergoing treatment participated in interviews about their maternal role and how it developed in a family context marked by violence, affective experiences and drug use.A pesar de que el problema de las drogas está más presente entre hombres, las mujeres constituyen un grupo creciente y un subgrupo vulnerable, ya que muchas entre ellas están involucradas con la maternidad. La finalidad de este trabajo es presentar los resultados parciales de un estudio etnográfico sobre las percepciones, creencias y actitudes respecto al papel maternal en el contexto de mujeres con hijos pequeños que hacen o hicieron tratamiento para el problema de la dependencia de alcohol o drogas. El rol maternal de las entrevistadas se desarrolló y se desarrolla en un contexto familiar donde los fenómenos violencia, experiencias afectivas y uso de drogas están presentes.Embora o problema das drogas esteja mais presente entre homens, as mulheres constituem um grupo crescente e um subgrupo vulnerável, já que muitas estão envolvidas com a maternidade. O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar os resultados parciais de um estudo etnográfico sobre as percepções, crenças e atitudes em relação ao papel maternal no contexto de mulheres com filhos pequenos que fazem ou fizeram tratamento para o problema da dependência de álcool ou drogas. O papel maternal das entrevistadas desenvolveu-se e desenvolve-se em um contexto familiar marcado pela violência, experiências afetivas e uso de drogas.

  3. Making progress with PISC III

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    Crutzen, S.; Nichols, R.; McDonald, N.

    1989-01-01

    The thirdphase of the Programme for the Inspection of Steel Components (PISC III) was begun in 1986 with the aim of assessing inspection capability and reliability for actual defects in full scale components under realistic nuclear power plant conditions. It is organized by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the Ispra Joint Research Centre of the European Communities Commission. The objectives and status of each of the seven areas of PISC III are given. The areas are: real contaminated structures; full scale vessel tests; nozzles and dissimilar metal welds; austenitic steel testing; steam generator integrity testing; mathematical modelling of non-destructive examination; and human reliability studies. (U.K.)

  4. Graphics Gems III IBM version

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    Kirk, David

    1994-01-01

    This sequel to Graphics Gems (Academic Press, 1990), and Graphics Gems II (Academic Press, 1991) is a practical collection of computer graphics programming tools and techniques. Graphics Gems III contains a larger percentage of gems related to modeling and rendering, particularly lighting and shading. This new edition also covers image processing, numerical and programming techniques, modeling and transformations, 2D and 3D geometry and algorithms,ray tracing and radiosity, rendering, and more clever new tools and tricks for graphics programming. Volume III also includes a

  5. Concentración y pureza del ADN de muestras sanguíneas en papel Whatman FTA almacenadas entre 1 a 3 años.

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    Pachajoa Londoño, Harry Mauricio; Osorio, Julio; Hurtado, Paula

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    El papel Whatman FTA es una alternativa para transportar y almacenar diferentes tipos de muestras y optimizar el tiempo, espacio de almacenamiento y costos. Desde hace varios años se utiliza este método de forma rutinaria y muchos centros médicos almacenan muestras por periodos de tiempo prolongados. Objetivo: Determinar el efecto del tiempo de almacenamiento de muestras de sangre en papel Whatman sobre la concentración del ADN. Materiales y métodos: Se utilizaron 110 muestras de sangre perif...

  6. A Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study of Vaginal Carriage of Group B Streptococci (GBS and Escherichia coli in Resource-Poor Settings: Prevalences and Risk Factors.

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    Full Text Available One million neonates die each year in low- and middle-income countries because of neonatal sepsis; group B Streptococcus (GBS and Escherichia coli are the leading causes. In sub-Saharan Africa, epidemiological data on vaginal GBS and E. coli carriage, a prerequisite for GBS and E. coli neonatal sepsis, respectively, are scarce but necessary to design and implement prevention strategies. Therefore, we assessed vaginal GBS and E. coli carriage rates and risk factors and the GBS serotype distribution in three sub-Saharan countries.A total of 430 women from Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa were studied cross-sectionally. Vaginal carriage of GBS and E. coli, and GBS serotype were assessed using molecular techniques. Risk factors for carriage were identified using multivariable logistic regression analysis.Vaginal carriage rates in reference groups from Kenya and South Africa were 20.2% (95% CI, 13.7-28.7% and 23.1% (95% CI, 16.2-31.9%, respectively for GBS; and 25.0% (95% CI, 17.8-33.9% and 27.1% (95% CI, 19.6-36.2%, respectively for E. coli. GBS serotypes Ia (36.8%, V (26.3% and III (14.0% were most prevalent. Factors independently associated with GBS and E. coli carriage were Candida albicans, an intermediate vaginal microbiome, bacterial vaginosis, recent vaginal intercourse, vaginal washing, cervical ectopy and working as a sex worker. GBS and E. coli carriage were positively associated.Reduced vaginal GBS carriage rates might be accomplished by advocating behavioral changes such as abstinence from sexual intercourse and by avoidance of vaginal washing during late pregnancy. It might be advisable to explore the inclusion of vaginal carriage of C. albicans, GBS, E. coli and of the presence of cervical ectopy in a risk- and/or screening-based administration of antibiotic prophylaxis. Current phase II GBS vaccines (a trivalent vaccine targeting serotypes Ia, Ib, and III, and a conjugate vaccine targeting serotype III would not protect the majority of

  7. Ethanol production using engineered mutant E. coli

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    Ingram, Lonnie O.; Clark, David P.

    1991-01-01

    The subject invention concerns novel means and materials for producing ethanol as a fermentation product. Mutant E. coli are transformed with a gene coding for pyruvate decarboxylase activity. The resulting system is capable of producing relatively large amounts of ethanol from a variety of biomass sources.

  8. E. Coli: Preventing Outbreaks at Camp.

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    McKinney, Mary D.

    1996-01-01

    One strain of E. coli is not usually found in foods, but has been related to consumption of undercooked ground beef. Symptoms are stomach cramps and diarrhea, and 2-7% of infections lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is life threatening. Camps can prevent outbreaks by avoiding uncooked meat on overnight campouts and requiring appropriate…

  9. Identifying New Small Proteins in Escherichia coli.

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    VanOrsdel, Caitlin E; Kelly, John P; Burke, Brittany N; Lein, Christina D; Oufiero, Christopher E; Sanchez, Joseph F; Wimmers, Larry E; Hearn, David J; Abuikhdair, Fatimeh J; Barnhart, Kathryn R; Duley, Michelle L; Ernst, Sarah E G; Kenerson, Briana A; Serafin, Aubrey J; Hemm, Matthew R

    2018-04-12

    The number of small proteins (SPs) encoded in the Escherichia coli genome is unknown, as current bioinformatics and biochemical techniques make short gene and small protein identification challenging. One method of small protein identification involves adding an epitope tag to the 3' end of a short open reading frame (sORF) on the chromosome, with synthesis confirmed by immunoblot assays. In this study, this strategy was used to identify new E. coli small proteins, tagging 80 sORFs in the E. coli genome, and assayed for protein synthesis. The selected sORFs represent diverse sequence characteristics, including degrees of sORF conservation, predicted transmembrane domains, sORF direction with respect to flanking genes, ribosome binding site (RBS) prediction, and ribosome profiling results. Of 80 sORFs, 36 resulted in encoded synthesized proteins-a 45% success rate. Modeling of detected versus non-detected small proteins analysis showed predictions based on RBS prediction, transcription data, and ribosome profiling had statistically-significant correlation with protein synthesis; however, there was no correlation between current sORF annotation and protein synthesis. These results suggest substantial numbers of small proteins remain undiscovered in E. coli, and existing bioinformatics techniques must continue to improve to facilitate identification. © 2018 The Authors. Proteomics Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Towson University.

  10. Engineering Escherichia coli for methanol conversion.

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    Müller, Jonas E N; Meyer, Fabian; Litsanov, Boris; Kiefer, Patrick; Potthoff, Eva; Heux, Stéphanie; Quax, Wim J; Wendisch, Volker F; Brautaset, Trygve; Portais, Jean-Charles; Vorholt, Julia A

    2015-03-01

    Methylotrophic bacteria utilize methanol and other reduced one-carbon compounds as their sole source of carbon and energy. For this purpose, these bacteria evolved a number of specialized enzymes and pathways. Here, we used a synthetic biology approach to select and introduce a set of "methylotrophy genes" into Escherichia coli based on in silico considerations and flux balance analysis to enable methanol dissimilation and assimilation. We determined that the most promising approach allowing the utilization of methanol was the implementation of NAD-dependent methanol dehydrogenase and the establishment of the ribulose monophosphate cycle by expressing the genes for hexulose-6-phosphate synthase (Hps) and 6-phospho-3-hexuloisomerase (Phi). To test for the best-performing enzymes in the heterologous host, a number of enzyme candidates from different donor organisms were selected and systematically analyzed for their in vitro and in vivo activities in E. coli. Among these, Mdh2, Hps and Phi originating from Bacillus methanolicus were found to be the most effective. Labeling experiments using (13)C methanol with E. coli producing these enzymes showed up to 40% incorporation of methanol into central metabolites. The presence of the endogenous glutathione-dependent formaldehyde oxidation pathway of E. coli did not adversely affect the methanol conversion rate. Taken together, the results of this study represent a major advancement towards establishing synthetic methylotrophs by gene transfer. Copyright © 2015 International Metabolic Engineering Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Optimization of plasmid electrotransformation into Escherichia coli ...

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    In order to improve electroporation, optical density of bacteria, recovery time and electrical parameter (field strength and capacitance) were optimized using the Taguchi statistical method. ANOVA of obtained data indicated that the optimal conditions of electrotransformation of pET-28a (+) plasmid into Escherichia coli ...

  12. Transport proteins promoting Escherichia coli pathogenesis

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    Tang, Fengyi; Saier, Milton H.

    2014-01-01

    Escherichia coli is a genetically diverse species infecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide annually. We examined seven well-characterized E. coli pathogens causing urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, pyelonephritis and haemorrhagic colitis. Their transport proteins were identified and compared with each other and a non-pathogenic E. coli K12 strain to identify transport proteins related to pathogenesis. Each pathogen possesses a unique set of protein secretion systems for export to the cell surface or for injecting effector proteins into host cells. Pathogens have increased numbers of iron siderophore receptors and ABC iron uptake transporters, but the numbers and types of low-affinity secondary iron carriers were uniform in all strains. The presence of outer membrane iron complex receptors and high-affinity ABC iron uptake systems correlated, suggesting co-evolution. Each pathovar encodes a different set of pore-forming toxins and virulence-related outer membrane proteins lacking in K12. Intracellular pathogens proved to have a characteristically distinctive set of nutrient uptake porters, different from those of extracellular pathogens. The results presented in this report provide information about transport systems relevant to various types of E. coli pathogenesis that can be exploited in future basic and applied studies. PMID:24747185

  13. Transport proteins promoting Escherichia coli pathogenesis.

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    Tang, Fengyi; Saier, Milton H

    2014-01-01

    Escherichia coli is a genetically diverse species infecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide annually. We examined seven well-characterized E. coli pathogens causing urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, pyelonephritis and haemorrhagic colitis. Their transport proteins were identified and compared with each other and a non-pathogenic E. coli K12 strain to identify transport proteins related to pathogenesis. Each pathogen possesses a unique set of protein secretion systems for export to the cell surface or for injecting effector proteins into host cells. Pathogens have increased numbers of iron siderophore receptors and ABC iron uptake transporters, but the numbers and types of low-affinity secondary iron carriers were uniform in all strains. The presence of outer membrane iron complex receptors and high-affinity ABC iron uptake systems correlated, suggesting co-evolution. Each pathovar encodes a different set of pore-forming toxins and virulence-related outer membrane proteins lacking in K12. Intracellular pathogens proved to have a characteristically distinctive set of nutrient uptake porters, different from those of extracellular pathogens. The results presented in this report provide information about transport systems relevant to various types of E. coli pathogenesis that can be exploited in future basic and applied studies. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Isolation and molecular characterization of Campylobacter coli

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    Campylobacter coli is prevalent among trade pigs in Kafanchan, Nigeria and is distributed across four of the five states from which trade pigs were sourced. Adequate hand hygiene is recommended for farmers, traders and Veterinary professionals handling pigs to prevent the transmission of this zoonosis to humans.

  15. Inhibition of Escherichia Coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus ...

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    Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium and Staphylococcus. aureus are of great concern to the food industry, especially in foods stored under refrigerated conditions where, unlike most food-borne pathogens are able to multiply. This investigation was conducted to study the inhibitory effect of some spice ...

  16. (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    Emerging antibiotic resistance due to extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production limited the use of β-lactam antibiotics against Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. This observational study was conducted at the Microbiology department of the Children's Hospital, Lahore Pakistan, from June, 2009 to ...

  17. Mutagenic DNA repair in Escherichia coli

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    Bridges, B.A.; Sharif, Firdaus

    1986-01-01

    The authors report a study of the misincorporation step in excision proficient umuC Escherichia coli as revealed by delayed photoreversal and show that it parallels the loss of photoreversibility of mutations induced in isogenic umu + bacteria; in both cases the end-point was mutation to streptomycin resistance. (author)

  18. Emergence of Quinolone Resistance amongst Escherichia coli ...

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    Rate of resistance was 22.3% showing an increase in quinolone resistance when ... FQR E. coli was more common in patients with urinary tract infection (22.9%). ... in the faeces of healthy adults was 22.9%, 6.7% in children and 22.2% in avian. ... thereby aiding the spread of antibiotic resistant strains from avians to human ...

  19. Antibiotic resistance properties of uropathogenic Escherichia coli ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains isolated from pregnant women with history of recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) and healthy pregnant women. Methods: A total of 485 high vaginal swab specimens were collected from pregnant women with ...

  20. Prevalence of Arcobacter, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus ...

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    In this study, varying level of resistance of Escherichia coli 66(84.6%), Salmonella 6(100%) and Arcobacter 57(100%) to amoxicillin was observed. The susceptibility pattern indicates that the bacterial isolates exhibited a varying level of resistance to two or more antimicrobial agents with maximum resistance to amoxicillin.

  1. Leaner and meaner genomes in Escherichia coli

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    Ussery, David

    2006-01-01

    A 'better' Escherichia coli K-12 genome has recently been engineered in which about 15% of the genome has been removed by planned deletions. Comparison with related bacterial genomes that have undergone a natural reduction in size suggests that there is plenty of scope for yet more deletions....

  2. ANTIMICIROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERNS OF Escherichia coli ...

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    A total of 56 and 24 strains of E. coli and Shigella sp. isolated from children less than five years with diarrhoea attending 3 ... parasitic infections, as well as food intolerance, reaction to ..... Escherichia coil 0157:H7 as a model of entry of a new.

  3. Cellular chain formation in Escherichia coli biofilms

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    Vejborg, Rebecca Munk; Klemm, Per

    2009-01-01

    ; type I fimbriae expression significantly reduced cellular chain formation, presumably by steric hindrance. Cellular chain formation did not appear to be specific to E coli K-12. Although many urinary tract infection (UTI) isolates were found to form rather homogeneous, flat biofilms, three isolates...

  4. Efficient odd straight medium chain free fatty acid production by metabolically engineered Escherichia coli.

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    Wu, Hui; San, Ka-Yiu

    2014-11-01

    Free fatty acids (FFAs) can be used as precursors for the production of biofuels or chemicals. Different composition of FFAs will be useful for further modification of the biofuel/biochemical quality. Microbial biosynthesis of even chain FFAs can be achieved by introducing an acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase gene into E. coli. In this study, odd straight medium chain FFAs production was investigated by using metabolic engineered E. coli carrying acyl-ACP thioesterase (TE, Ricinus communis), propionyl-CoA synthase (Salmonella enterica), and β-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase III (four different sources) with supplement of extracellular propionate. By using these metabolically engineered E. coli, significant quantity of C13 and C15 odd straight-chain FFAs could be produced from glucose and propionate. The highest concentration of total odd straight chain FFAs attained was 1205 mg/L by the strain HWK201 (pXZ18, pBHE2), and 85% of the odd straight chain FFAs was C15. However, the highest percentage of odd straight chain FFAs was achieved by the strain HWK201 (pXZ18, pBHE3) of 83.2% at 48 h. This strategy was also applied successfully in strains carrying different TE, such as the medium length acyl-ACP thioesterase gene from Umbellularia californica. C11 and C13 became the major odd straight-chain FFAs. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. DNA Replication in Engineered Escherichia coli Genomes with Extra Replication Origins.

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    Milbredt, Sarah; Farmani, Neda; Sobetzko, Patrick; Waldminghaus, Torsten

    2016-10-21

    The standard outline of bacterial genomes is a single circular chromosome with a single replication origin. From the bioengineering perspective, it appears attractive to extend this basic setup. Bacteria with split chromosomes or multiple replication origins have been successfully constructed in the last few years. The characteristics of these engineered strains will largely depend on the respective DNA replication patterns. However, the DNA replication has not been investigated systematically in engineered bacteria with multiple origins or split replicons. Here we fill this gap by studying a set of strains consisting of (i) E. coli strains with an extra copy of the native replication origin (oriC), (ii) E. coli strains with an extra copy of the replication origin from the secondary chromosome of Vibrio cholerae (oriII), and (iii) a strain in which the E. coli chromosome is split into two linear replicons. A combination of flow cytometry, microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), and modeling revealed silencing of extra oriC copies and differential timing of ectopic oriII copies compared to the native oriC. The results were used to derive construction rules for future multiorigin and multireplicon projects.

  6. Low-intensity red and infrared laser effects at high fluences on Escherichia coli cultures

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    Barboza, L.L.; Campos, V.M.A.; Magalhaes, L.A.G. [Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Departamento de Biofisica e Biometria; Paoli, F. [Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, MG (Brazil). Departamento de Morfologia; Fonseca, A.S., E-mail: adnfonseca@ig.com.br [Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Departamento de Ciencias Fisiologicas

    2015-10-15

    Semiconductor laser devices are readily available and practical radiation sources providing wavelength tenability and high monochromaticity. Low-intensity red and near-infrared lasers are considered safe for use in clinical applications. However, adverse effects can occur via free radical generation, and the biological effects of these lasers from unusually high fluences or high doses have not yet been evaluated. Here, we evaluated the survival, filamentation induction and morphology of Escherichia coli cells deficient in repair of oxidative DNA lesions when exposed to low-intensity red and infrared lasers at unusually high fluences. Cultures of wild-type (AB1157), endonuclease III-deficient (JW1625-1), and endonuclease IV-deficient (JW2146-1) E. coli, in exponential and stationary growth phases, were exposed to red and infrared lasers (0, 250, 500, and 1000 J/cm{sup 2}) to evaluate their survival rates, filamentation phenotype induction and cell morphologies. The results showed that low-intensity red and infrared lasers at high fluences are lethal, induce a filamentation phenotype, and alter the morphology of the E. coli cells. Low-intensity red and infrared lasers have potential to induce adverse effects on cells, whether used at unusually high fluences, or at high doses. Hence, there is a need to reinforce the importance of accurate dosimetry in therapeutic protocols. (author)

  7. Alkaline gel electrophoresis assay to detect DNA strand breaks and repair mechanisms in Escherichia coli

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    Mattos, Jose Carlos Pelielo de; Motta, Ellen Serri da; Oliveira, Marcia Betania Nunes de; Dantas, Flavio Jose da Silva; Araujo, Adriano Caldeira de [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Biofisica e Biometria. Lab. de Radio e Fotobiologia]. E-mail: jcmattos@uerj.br

    2008-12-15

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can induce lesions in different cellular targets, including DNA. Stannous chloride (SnCl{sub 2}) is a ROS generator, leading to lethality in Escherichia coli (E. coli), with the base excision repair (BER) mechanism playing a role in this process. Many techniques have been developed to detect genotoxicity, as comet assay, in eukaryotic cells, and plasmid DNA agarose gel electrophoresis. In this study, an adaptation of the alkaline gel electrophoresis method was carried out to ascertain the induction of strand breaks by SnCl{sub 2} in bacterial DNA, from E. coli BER mutants, and its repair pathway. Results obtained show that SnCl{sub 2} was able to induce DNA strand breaks in all strains tested. Moreover, endonuclease IV and exonuclease III play a role in DNA repair. On the whole, data has shown that the alkaline gel electrophoresis assay could be used both for studying DNA strand breaks induction and for associated repair mechanisms. (author)

  8. Escherichia coli in broiler chickens with airsacculitis

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    Leandro S. Machado

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. Machado L.S., do Nascimento E.R., Pereira V.L.A., Abreu D.L.C., Gouvea R. & Santos L.M.M. 2014. [Escherichia coli in broiler chickens with airsacculitis.] Escherichia coli em frangos de corte com aerossaculite. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(3:261-265, 2014. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Pública, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rua Dr. Vital Brazil Filho 64, Vital Brazil, Niterói, RJ 24230-340, Brazil. E-mail: leandromachadovet@yahoo.com.br The Brazilian poultry industry grows each year and becomes increasingly representative in the production and export of products. The health care with poultry have accompanied and favored this evolution, however, respiratory agents that affect the weight and carcass quality, continue to cause great damage to the poultry industry. Airsacculitis is considered the main cause of total and partial condemnation of carcasses of broilers, and has been attributed to Mycoplasmosis mostly caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS and Escherichia coli. The aim of this study was to relate the positivity of MG / MS and E. coli detected by PCR as a risk factor for airsacculitis in condemnation of broilers in Health Inspection Service. We studied 30 broiler poultry slaughtered in a slaughterhouse under Federal Sanitary Inspection, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. 30 chickens were randomly collected from different lots and tracheas obtained in each PCR. DNA was extracted by phenol-chloroform method and amplified using pairs of “primer”specific for MG, MS and E. coli. Of the 30 chickens analyzed by PCR, 30% (9/30 had lesions in air sacs. None of the birds showed infection with MG and/or MS PCR, however 33.3% (3/9 birds were positive for airsacculitis iss gene from E.coli. E.coli found in broiler chickens that were negative for mycoplasma airsacculitis, implying the presence of such bacteria may be sufficient

  9. Genetic Transfer of Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli Lipopolysaccharide Antigens to Escherichia coli K-12

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    Jones, Randall T.; Koeltzow, Donald E.; Stocker, B. A. D.

    1972-01-01

    Escherichia coli K-12 ϰ971 was crossed with a smooth Salmonella typhimurium donor, HfrK6, which transfers early the ilv-linked rfa region determining lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core structure. Two ilv+ hybrids differing in their response to the LPS-specific phages FO and C21 were then crossed with S. typhimurium HfrK9, which transfers early the rfb gene cluster determining O repeat unit structure. Most recombinants selected for his+ (near rfb) were agglutinated by Salmonella factor 4 antiserum. Transfer of an F′ factor (FS400) carrying the rfb–his region of S. typhimurium to the same two ilv+ hybrids gave similar results. LPS extracted from two ilv+,his+, factor 4-positive hybrids contained abequose, the immunodominant sugar for factor 4 specificity. By contrast, his+ hybrids obtained from ϰ971 itself by similar HfrK9 and F′FS400 crosses were not agglutinated by factor 4 antiserum, indicating that the parental E. coli ϰ971 does not have the capacity to attach Salmonella O repeat units to its LPS core. It is concluded that the Salmonella rfb genes are expressed only in E. coli ϰ971 hybrids which have also acquired ilv-linked genes (presumably rfa genes affecting core structure or O-translocase ability, or both) from a S. typhimurium donor. When E. coli ϰ971 was crossed with a smooth E. coli donor, Hfr59, of serotype O8, which transfers his early, most his+ recombinants were agglutinated by E. coli O8 antiserum and lysed by the O8-specific phage, Ω8. This suggests that, although the parental E. coli K-12 strain ϰ971 cannot attach Salmonella-specific repeat units to its LPS core, it does have the capacity to attach E. coli O8-specific repeat units. PMID:4559827

  10. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of an acridone-producing novel multifunctional type III polyketide synthase from Huperzia serrata

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    Morita, Hiroyuki [Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences (MITILS), 11 Minamiooya, Machida, Tokyo 194-8511 (Japan); Kondo, Shin; Kato, Ryohei [Innovation Center Yokohama, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, 1000 Kamoshida, Aoba, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8502 (Japan); Wanibuchi, Kiyofumi; Noguchi, Hiroshi [School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka and the COE21 Program, Shizuoka 422-8526 (Japan); Sugio, Shigetoshi [Innovation Center Yokohama, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, 1000 Kamoshida, Aoba, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8502 (Japan); Abe, Ikuro [School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka and the COE21 Program, Shizuoka 422-8526 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Kohno, Toshiyuki [Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences (MITILS), 11 Minamiooya, Machida, Tokyo 194-8511 (Japan)

    2007-07-01

    An acridone-producing novel type III polyketide synthase from H. serrata has been overexpressed in E. coli, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data have been collected to 2.0 Å. Polyketide synthase 1 (PKS1) from Huperzia serrata is a plant-specific type III polyketide synthase that shows an unusually versatile catalytic potential, producing various aromatic tetraketides, including chalcones, benzophenones, phlorogulucinols and acridones. Recombinant H. serrata PKS1 expressed in Escherichia coli was crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. The crystals belonged to space group I222 or I2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 73.3, b = 85.0, c = 137.7 Å, α = β = γ = 90.0°. Diffraction data were collected to 2.0 Å resolution using synchrotron radiation at BL24XU of SPring-8.

  11. Alkaline gel electrophoresis assay to detect DNA strand breaks and repair mechanisms in Escherichia coli

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    José Carlos Pelielo de Mattos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Reactive oxygen species (ROS can induce lesions in different cellular targets, including DNA. Stannous chloride (SnCl2 is a ROS generator, leading to lethality in Escherichia coli (E. coli, with the base excision repair (BER mechanism playing a role in this process. Many techniques have been developed to detect genotoxicity, as comet assay, in eukaryotic cells, and plasmid DNA agarose gel electrophoresis. In this study, an adaptation of the alkaline gel electrophoresis method was carried out to ascertain the induction of strand breaks by SnCl2 in bacterial DNA, from E. coli BER mutants, and its repair pathway. Results obtained show that SnCl2 was able to induce DNA strand breaks in all strains tested. Moreover, endonuclease IV and exonuclease III play a role in DNA repair. On the whole, data has shown that the alkaline gel electrophoresis assay could be used both for studying DNA strand breaks induction and for associated repair mechanisms.Espécies reativas de oxigênio (ERO podem induzir lesões em diferentes alvos celulares, incluindo o DNA. O cloreto estanoso (SnCl2 é um gerador de ERO que induz letalidade em E. coli, sendo o reparo por excisão de bases (BER um mecanismo importante neste processo. Técnicas como o ensaio cometa (em eucariotos e a eletroforese de DNA plasmidial em gel de agarose têm sido utilizadas para detectar genotoxicidade. No presente estudo, uma adaptação do método de eletroforese em gel alcalino de agarose foi usada para verificar a indução de quebras, pelo SnCl2, no DNA de E. coli, bem como a participação de enzimas do BER na restauração das lesões. Os resultados mostraram que o SnCl2 induziu quebras no DNA de todas as cepas testadas. Além disso, endonuclease IV e exonuclease III estão envolvidas na reparação dos danos. Em resumo, os dados obtidos indicam que a metodologia de eletroforese em gel alcalino de agarose pode ser empregada tanto para o estudo de quebras no DNA, quanto para avaliação dos

  12. Hemolytic Porcine Intestinal Escherichia coli without Virulence-Associated Genes Typical of Intestinal Pathogenic E. coli ▿ †

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    Schierack, Peter; Weinreich, Joerg; Ewers, Christa; Tachu, Babila; Nicholson, Bryon; Barth, Stefanie

    2011-01-01

    Testing 1,666 fecal or intestinal samples from healthy and diarrheic pigs, we obtained hemolytic Escherichia coli isolates from 593 samples. Focusing on hemolytic E. coli isolates without virulence-associated genes (VAGs) typical for enteropathogens, we found that such isolates carried a broad variety of VAGs typical for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli. PMID:21965399

  13. Mechanosensing regulates virulence in Escherichia coli O157:H7.

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    Islam, Md Shahidul; Krachler, Anne Marie

    2016-01-01

    Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a food-borne pathogen transmitted via the fecal-oral route, and can cause bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in the human host. Although a range of colonization factors, Shiga toxins and a type III secretion system (T3SS) all contribute to disease development, the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) encoded T3SS is responsible for the formation of lesions in the intestinal tract. While a variety of chemical cues in the host environment are known to up-regulate LEE expression, we recently demonstrated that changes in physical forces at the site of attachment are required for localized, full induction of the system and thus spatial regulation of virulence in the intestinal tract. Here, we discuss our findings in the light of other recent studies describing mechanosensing of the host and force-dependent induction of virulence mechanisms. We discuss potential mechanisms of mechanosensing and mechanotransduction, and the level of conservation across bacterial species.

  14. Organometallic neptunium(III) complexes.

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    Dutkiewicz, Michał S; Farnaby, Joy H; Apostolidis, Christos; Colineau, Eric; Walter, Olaf; Magnani, Nicola; Gardiner, Michael G; Love, Jason B; Kaltsoyannis, Nikolas; Caciuffo, Roberto; Arnold, Polly L

    2016-08-01

    Studies of transuranic organometallic complexes provide a particularly valuable insight into covalent contributions to the metal-ligand bonding, in which the subtle differences between the transuranium actinide ions and their lighter lanthanide counterparts are of fundamental importance for the effective remediation of nuclear waste. Unlike the organometallic chemistry of uranium, which has focused strongly on U(III) and has seen some spectacular advances, that of the transuranics is significantly technically more challenging and has remained dormant. In the case of neptunium, it is limited mainly to Np(IV). Here we report the synthesis of three new Np(III) organometallic compounds and the characterization of their molecular and electronic structures. These studies suggest that Np(III) complexes could act as single-molecule magnets, and that the lower oxidation state of Np(II) is chemically accessible. In comparison with lanthanide analogues, significant d- and f-electron contributions to key Np(III) orbitals are observed, which shows that fundamental neptunium organometallic chemistry can provide new insights into the behaviour of f-elements.

  15. Ion temperatures in TORTUR III

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    Hendriks, F.B.

    1985-12-01

    Spatially resolved ion-energy distributions are presented for discharges in the TORTUR III tokamak. The measurements are performed in an active method, using a neutral hydrogen probing beam of 20-30 keV, to enhance charge-exchange processes along its path, as well as by the usual passive method. Ion temperatures can amount up to 1 keV

  16. Resonance energy transfer study on the proximity relationship between the GTP binding site and the rifampicin binding site of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase

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    Kumar, K.P.; Chatterji, D.

    1990-01-01

    Terbium(III) upon complexation with guanosine 5'-triphosphate showed remarkable enhancement of fluorescence emission at 488 and 545 nm when excited at 295 nm. Analysis of the binding data yielded a value for the mean K d between Tb(III) and GTP of 0.2 μM, with three binding sites for TB(III) on GTP. 31 P and 1 H NMR measurements revealed that Tb(III) mainly binds the phosphate moiety of GTP. Fluorescence titration of the emission signals of the TbGTP complex with varying concentrations of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase resulted in a K d values of 4 μM between the TbGTP and the enzyme. It was observed that TbGTP can be incorporated in the place of GTP during E. coli RNA polymerase catalyzed abortive synthesis of dinucleotide tetraphosphate at T7A2 promoter. Both the substrate TbGTP and the inhibitor of the initiation of transcription rifampicin bind to the β-subunit of E. coli RNA polymerase. This allows the measurement of the fluorescence excited-state energy transfer from the donor TbGTP-RNA polymerase to the acceptor rifampicin. Both emission bands of Tb(III) overlap with the rifampicin absorption, and the distances at 50% efficiency of energy transfer were calculated to be 28 and 24 angstrom for the 488- and 545-nm emission bands, respectively. The distance between the substrate binding site and the rifampicin binding site on the β-subunit of E. coli RNA polymerase was measured to be around 30 angstrom. This suggest that the nature of inhibition of transcription by rifampicin is essentially noncompetitive with the substrate

  17. Mapping Stress-Induced Changes in Autoinducer AI-2 Production in Chemostat-Cultivated Escherichia coli K-12

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    DeLisa, Matthew P.; Valdes, James J.; Bentley, William E.

    2001-01-01

    Numerous gram-negative bacteria employ a cell-to-cell signaling mechanism, termed quorum sensing, for controlling gene expression in response to population density. Recently, this phenomenon has been discovered in Escherichia coli, and while pathogenic E. coli utilize quorum sensing to regulate pathogenesis (i.e., expression of virulence genes), the role of quorum sensing in nonpathogenic E. coli is less clear, and in particular, there is no information regarding the role of quorum sensing during the overexpression of recombinant proteins. The production of autoinducer AI-2, a signaling molecule employed by E. coli for intercellular communication, was studied in E. coli W3110 chemostat cultures using a Vibrio harveyi AI-2 reporter assay (M. G. Surrette and B. L. Bassler, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95:7046–7050, 1998). Chemostat cultures enabled a study of AI-2 regulation through steady-state and transient responses to a variety of environmental stimuli. Results demonstrated that AI-2 levels increased with the steady-state culture growth rate. In addition, AI-2 increased following pulsed addition of glucose, Fe(III), NaCl, and dithiothreitol and decreased following aerobiosis, amino acid starvation, and isopropyl-β-d-thiogalactopyranoside-induced expression of human interleukin-2 (hIL-2). In general, the AI-2 responses to several perturbations were indicative of a shift in metabolic activity or state of the cells induced by the individual stress. Because of our interest in the expression of heterologous proteins in E. coli, the transcription of four quorum-regulated genes and 20 stress genes was mapped during the transient response to induced expression of hIL-2. Significant regulatory overlap was revealed among several stress and starvation genes and known quorum-sensing genes. PMID:11292813

  18. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of an octaketide-producing plant type III polyketide synthase

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    Morita, Hiroyuki [Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences (MITILS), 11 Minamiooya, Machida, Tokyo 194-8511 (Japan); Kondo, Shin; Kato, Ryohei [Innovation Center Yokohama, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, 1000 Kamoshida, Aoba, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8502 (Japan); Wanibuchi, Kiyofumi; Noguchi, Hiroshi [School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka 422-8526 (Japan); Sugio, Shigetoshi, E-mail: sugio.shigetoshi@mw.m-kagaku.co.jp [Innovation Center Yokohama, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, 1000 Kamoshida, Aoba, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8502 (Japan); Abe, Ikuro, E-mail: sugio.shigetoshi@mw.m-kagaku.co.jp [School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka 422-8526 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Kohno, Toshiyuki, E-mail: sugio.shigetoshi@mw.m-kagaku.co.jp [Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences (MITILS), 11 Minamiooya, Machida, Tokyo 194-8511 (Japan)

    2007-11-01

    Octaketide synthase from A. arborescens has been overexpressed in E. coli, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data have been collected to 2.6 Å. Octaketide synthase (OKS) from Aloe arborescens is a plant-specific type III polyketide synthase that produces SEK4 and SEK4b from eight molecules of malonyl-CoA. Recombinant OKS expressed in Escherichia coli was crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. The crystals belonged to space group I422, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 110.2, c = 281.4 Å, α = β = γ = 90.0°. Diffraction data were collected to 2.6 Å resolution using synchrotron radiation at BL24XU of SPring-8.

  19. [Resistence of Escherichia coli, the most frequent cause of urinary tract infection in children, to antibiotics].

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    Stojanović, Vesna; Milosević, Biljana

    2010-01-01

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) take the second place in the incidence of bacterial infection in children. Escherichia coli is a cause of infection in 85-90%. A periodic evaluation of the resistance to antimicrobial drugs has to be performed in each geographic region, since investigations confirmed that the resistance of bacteria causing UTI has been in progress. A retrospective investigation has been performed, comprising the two time periods in the range of 10 years in order to identify the prevalence and resistance of the bacteria causing UTI in the patients treated at the Department of Nephrology of Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina. During the first investigated period from January 1996 up to December 1997, there were 163 urin analyses performed vs 134 urine analyses in the second period, starting from January 2006 to December 2007. In both periods, Escherichia coli, was the most frequent cause of UTI (82.1% in 1996/97 vs 86.50% in 2006/07). During this ten-year period, the resistance of Escherichia coli increased both to ampicillin (from 53% to 69% (p > 0.05) and to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (34% vs 55%; p resistance to ceftazidim, gentamycin and nalidixic acid, but significant increase to ampicillin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and cephalexin. For the initial therapy of UTI in the Province of Vojvodina we recommend: perorally--ephalosporins I, II and III generation, and in case when the child is not capable to get therapy perorally, or in the case of highly febrile infant--ephalosporins III generation parenterally.

  20. Synthesis and characterization of La(III), Pr(III), Nd(III), Sm(III), Eu(III), Gd(III), Tb(III) and Dy(III) complexes of 2-acetylfuran-2-thenoylhydrazone

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    Singh, B.; Singh, Praveen K.

    1998-01-01

    The reaction of 2-acetylfuran-2-thenoylhydrazone(afth) with Ln(III) trichlorides yields complexes of the type [Ln(afth)Cl 2 (H 2 O)(EtOH)]Cl, [Ln(III) = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy]. The complexes have been characterized by molar conductance, magnetic susceptibility and TGA and DTA measurements, magnetic susceptibility and TGA and DTA measurements, FAB mass, infrared, proton NMR, electronic absorption and emission spectra. The terbium complex is found to be monomer from the FAB mass spectrum. The IR and NMR spectra suggest neutral tridentate behaviour of the Schiff base. A coordination number seven is proposed around the metal ions. Emission spectra suggest C 3v , symmetry around the metal ion with capped octahedron geometry for the europium complex. (author)

  1. DETERMINANTES FINANCIEROS Y OPERATIVOS DEL NIVEL DE INVENTARIOS EN EL SECTOR DE LA PRODUCCIÓN DE PAPEL EN COLOMBIA

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    Guillermo Buenaventura Vera

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de establecer la influencia que el nivel de inventarios mantenido por las empresas del sector de producción del papel en Colombia tiene de factores investigados previamente en otros países; factores correspondientes a la Teoría Clásica como el nivel de ventas, y otros propios de la Teoría de la Agencia, como el flujo de caja, el nivel de la deuda y la utilidad operativa, entre otros. Resultados muy particulares y contundentes son obtenidos de una base de datos que considera la totalidad del sector para tres años consecutivos, empleando un estudio de sección cruzada.

  2. O PAPEL DE UMA INTÉRPRETE NO MEIO ARTÍSTICO E SOCIAL DO CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

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    2013-01-01

    A visibilidade do intérprete no discurso e nas relações com os agentes envolvidos na prática da interpretação, assim como sua participação ativa na manutenção e criação de normas de interpretação de uma instituição têm ocupado um lugar de destaque em estudos recentes da área. A partir do estudo de caso de uma intérprete que trabalha no Cirque du Soleil, propomos algumas reflexões sobre o papel linguístico e social que ela ocupa na instituição e em suas relações com os agentes desse meio. Refl...

  3. O papel da vegetação urbana no controlo das concentrações de PM10

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    Feliciano, Manuel; Maia, Filipe; Rodrigues, Filipe; Ribeiro, A.C.; Gonçalves, Artur; Nunes, Luís

    2009-01-01

    O aumento dos níveis de PM10 em atmosferas urbanas constitui um grave problema de saúde pública. A utilização de vegetação pode ser uma forma sustentável de mitigar este problema. Neste contexto, foi desenvolvido um estudo, na cidade de Bragança, com vista a avaliar o papel da vegetação no controlo das concentrações de PM10. Este estudo assentou em dois tipos de experiências. Uma que consistiu na medição de PM10 em dois transectos com características contrastantes, em termos de co...

  4. O papel do cirurgião-dentista no Sistema Único de Saúde

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    Aerts,Denise; Abegg,Claídes; Cesa,Kátia

    2004-01-01

    O Sistema Único de Saúde é um processo social em construção permanente, sendo fundamental a contínua discussão sobre seu modelo de atenção, os paradigmas explicativos do processo saúde-doença que o embasam e o papel de diferentes profissionais que nele atuam. Esse trabalho objetiva a discussão sobre a atuação do cirurgião-dentista no SUS. Uma forma de sistematizar suas possibilidades de atuação é a sua inserção no sistema. Em nível central ou distrital, deve atuar em equipes interdisciplinare...

  5. Envolvimento em atos infracionais e com drogas como possibilidades para lidar com o papel de filho parental

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    Maria Aparecida Penso

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo busca compreender a contribuição da dinâmica familiar no processo de construção identitária de adolescentes que cometeram atos infracionais e são usuários de drogas, vivendo em situação de pobreza e exclusão social. Seu referencial teórico é a Teoria Sistêmica. Utiliza-se da metodologia qualitativa de pesquisa-intervenção com dez adolescentes em medida sócio-educativa de semiliberdade e suas famílias. Os resultados apontam para a função do uso de drogas e do cometimento de atos infracionais na adolescência, como uma das saídas encontradas pelo adolescente para lidar com o papel de filho parental, permitindo a resolução da crise identitária.

  6. Feminización de la migración y papel de las mujeres en el hecho migratorio

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    Sara Victoria Alvarado

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Las transformaciones del mercado de trabajo, a escala global, han determinadocambios en la demanda del tipo de fuerza de trabajo requerida desde los centros de generaciónde tal demanda. La feminización del boom migratorio Quito-Madrid 1998-2001 instaló nuevassubjetividades ancladas en cambios en las relaciones de poder entre hombre-mujer (concebidosdesde la categoría rol de género en el contexto de la dinámica familiar y en torno de un radicalviraje de las valoraciones acerca de la importancia de separarse o no de los hijos e hijas y dela familia. Se considera que los campos conceptuales de género, poder y subjetividad son los quemayores posibilidades analíticas y explicativas ofrecen para la comprensión del papel de la mujerprogenitora-madre en el hecho migratorio.

  7. Detection of virulence-associated genes in pathogenic and commensal avian Escherichia coli isolates.

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    Paixão, A C; Ferreira, A C; Fontes, M; Themudo, P; Albuquerque, T; Soares, M C; Fevereiro, M; Martins, L; Corrêa de Sá, M I

    2016-07-01

    Poultry colibacillosis due to Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is responsible for several extra-intestinal pathological conditions, leading to serious economic damage in poultry production. The most commonly associated pathologies are airsacculitis, colisepticemia, and cellulitis in broiler chickens, and salpingitis and peritonitis in broiler breeders. In this work a total of 66 strains isolated from dead broiler breeders affected with colibacillosis and 61 strains from healthy broilers were studied. Strains from broiler breeders were typified with serogroups O2, O18, and O78, which are mainly associated with disease. The serogroup O78 was the most prevalent (58%). All the strains were checked for the presence of 11 virulence genes: 1) arginine succinyltransferase A (astA); ii) E.coli hemeutilization protein A (chuA); iii) colicin V A/B (cvaA/B); iv) fimbriae mannose-binding type 1 (fimC); v) ferric yersiniabactin uptake A (fyuA); vi) iron-repressible high-molecular-weight proteins 2 (irp2); vii) increased serum survival (iss); viii) iron-uptake systems of E.coli D (iucD); ix) pielonefritis associated to pili C (papC); x) temperature sensitive haemaglutinin (tsh), and xi) vacuolating autotransporter toxin (vat), by Multiplex-PCR. The results showed that all genes are present in both commensal and pathogenic E. coli strains. The iron uptake-related genes and the serum survival gene were more prevalent among APEC. The adhesin genes, except tsh, and the toxin genes, except astA, were also more prevalent among APEC isolates. Except for astA and tsh, APEC strains harbored the majority of the virulence-associated genes studied and fimC was the most prevalent gene, detected in 96.97 and 88.52% of APEC and AFEC strains, respectively. Possession of more than one iron transport system seems to play an important role on APEC survival. © 2016 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  8. El Papel de los Organismos Supervisores de las Bolsas en el Proceso de Armonización Contable Internacional

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    Juan Luis Gandía Cabedo

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo consiste en poner de manifiesto el papel que en los últimos años están desempeñando los organismos supervisores de los mercados de valores en el proceso de armonización contable internacional. Así, las mayores necesidades de financiación de ciertas empresas que podríamos denominar "transnacionales" y la creciente globalización del negocio bursátil, acrecientan el interés de los mercados de capitales porque las sociedades cotizadas depositen información financiera que sea comparable para sus usuarios internacionales. En este sentido, analizamos la viabilidad del acuerdo suscrito entre la 10SCO y el IASC en julio de 1995, teniendo en cuenta la estrategia propia adoptada por los mercados de capitales estadounidenses y el papel que como organismo normalizador desempeña en aquel país el FASB. Todo ello supone cambios sustanciales en el futuro de la armonización contable internacional. The purpose of this article is to analyze the role player by supervisory organizations of the stock markets in the process of international accounting harmonization. Thus, the increasing needs for financing experience by international corporations and the growing globalization of the stock market, increase the inte¬rest of the capital markets because the companies listing deposit financial information that it will be comparable for their international users. In this sense, we analyze the viability of the agreement subscribed among the IOSCO and the IASC in July of 1995, taking into account the own strategy adopted by American stock markets and the paper that as standard organization performs in that country the FASE. All this supposes changes essential in the future of the international accounting harmonization.

  9. O Papel da ONU e do Banco Mundial na Consolidação do Campo Internacional de Desenvolvimento

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    Fernanda Cimini Salles

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO artigo tem por objetivo resgatar o processo histórico de construção do modus operandi das práticas de desenvolvimento, destacando o papel das organizações internacionais nesse processo e como elas mobilizavam seus recursos tangíveis e intangíveis para a conformação de uma agenda legítima de intervenção social. A análise terá como foco as dinâmicas políticas que sucederam a Comissão Pearson, conferência internacional realizada em 1969, que teve como objetivo repensar e propor diretrizes internacionais para o desenvolvimento. O ponto crítico deste momento será o reconhecimento, por parte do Banco Mundial e da ONU, de que a cooperação internacional para o desenvolvimento mobilizava diferentes projetos de coordenação societária que tinham como pano de fundo o problema da desigualdade internacional. A partir da análise dos documentos e discursos da época, é possível perceber que, embora a ONU e o Banco Mundial compartilhassem a percepção de que a ajuda internacional ainda teria um papel a cumprir, esses organismos ofereciam agendas distintas para solucionar o problema do subdesenvolvimento. Com isso, buscar-se-á identificar o projeto que sai vitorioso desse embate e nos fornece elementos para a compreensão da sobrevivência e ampliação da agenda de desenvolvimento no pós-Guerra Fria.

  10. O papel do fator nuclear eritróide 2 relacionado ao fator 2 (Nrf2 no diabetes mellitus

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    Gabriela Fernandes Hahn

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available O diabetes mellitus (DM é uma doença metabólica complexa. Sua etiologia é atribuída a uma combinação entre fatores genéticos, ambientais e de estilo de vida. Contudo, sabe-se que o estresse oxidativo desempenha papel crucial na patogênese do DM, acarretando em disfunção das células β pancreáticas e resistência à insulina. Neste contexto, o fator nuclear eritroide 2 relacionado ao fator 2 (Nrf2 é considerado o regulador mestre da resposta antioxidante do organismo, sendo um mecanismo de importância crítica para a manutenção da homeostase e sobrevivência celular. Todavia, a função do Nrf2 não se limita somente à resposta antioxidante. Ao interagir com outras vias metabólicas, o Nrf2 possui importante papel na regulação do metabolismo, atuando no metabolismo dos lipídios, manutenção da glicemia, resposta inflamatória, entre outros. Entretanto, a exata relação do Nrf2 com outras vias metabólicas ainda não é totalmente conhecida. Contudo, sabe-se que o comprometimento da função do Nrf2 é evidente na fisiopatologia do DM bem como no desenvolvimento de suas complicações clínicas. A ativação do Nrf2 protege contra os danos mediados pelo DM, podendo ser adequada uma intervenção exógena para aumentar a sua atividade. Palavras-chave: Complicações do diabetes; estresse oxidativo; antioxidantes; inflamação; obesidade

  11. EL CONTRATO DE CORRESPONSALÍA Y SU PAPEL EN EL CASO INTERBOLSA

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    Néstor David Rodríguez Rodríguez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo principal revisar el régimen legal del contrato de corresponsalía (CC en Colombia y proponer una modificación de su regulación. Se plantean como objetivos secundarios los siguientes: (i determinar la necesidad de reglamentar el CC en tiempos de poscrisis o escándalos financieros, (ii discutir sobre la obligatoriedad de Colombia de permitir el ingreso de entidades financieras extranjeras y la conveniencia de tener una regulación específica, (iii establecer un marco conceptual jurídico respecto al CC en Colombia, (iv ilustrar el inadecuado uso del CC en el caso Interbolsa, (v analizar los criterios de autorización del CC en Colombia, y (vi comparar la normativa colombiana con la norteamericana y la chilena, para a partir de ello recomendar la adopción de una reforma a la legislación vigente en Colombia. La metodología que se adoptó fue la deductiva, dentro de la cual se utilizó un plan sincrónico seguido de un plan dialéctico.

  12. Emergencias ambientales y el papel del Centro Nacional de Sanidad Ambiental

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    Francisco José Ruiz Boada

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad primordial del Centro Nacional de Sanidad Ambiental (CNSA del Instituto de Salud Carlos III, es la caracterización del riesgo potencial a que está expuesta la población ante potenciales episodios de contaminación ambiental. El CNSA, en base a su experiencia, conocimiento científico y recursos tecnológicos, y para dar cumplimiento a su principal función, de servir como apoyo científico-técnico a las Administraciones Públicas en aspectos sanitarios relacionados con el medio ambiente, creó a finales del año 2012, una Unidad de Emergencias constituida por las capacidades, tanto de personal como de medios, existentes en sus diferentes Áreas, Servicios y Unidades y así proyectar sus capacidades e intervenir en aquellas emergencia con repercusiones en el medioambiente en las que se requiera, por la administración competente, su apoyo y asesoramiento. Con el fin de probar su operatividad y puesta a punto tanto de su procedimiento operativo de actuación en estas emergencias, como de los planes de calidad específicos desarrollados para las diferentes matrices ambientales, ha participado desde su creación en cuatro ejercicios organizados desde la Dirección General de Protección Civil y la Unidad Militar de Emergencias, con las que se han firmado convenios marco de colaboración.

  13. Synthetic operon for (R,R)-2,3-butanediol production in Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli.

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    de Oliveira, Rafael R; Nicholson, Wayne L

    2016-01-01

    To reduce dependence on petroleum, an alternative route to production of the chemical feedstock 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) from renewable lignocellulosic sources is desirable. In this communication, the genes encoding the pathway from pyruvate to 2,3-BD (alsS, alsD, and bdhA encoding acetolactate synthase, acetolactate decarboxylase, and butanediol dehydrogenase, respectively) from Bacillus subtilis were engineered into a single tricistronic operon under control of the isopropyl β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG)-inducible Pspac promoter in a shuttle plasmid capable of replication and expression in either B. subtilis or Escherichia coli. We describe the construction and performance of a shuttle plasmid carrying the IPTG-inducible synthetic operon alsSDbdhA coding for 2,3-BD pathway capable of (i) expression in two important representative model microorganisms, the gram-positive B. subtilis and the gram-negative E. coli; (ii) increasing 2,3-BD production in B. subtilis; and (iii) successfully introducing the B. subtilis 2,3-BD pathway into E. coli. The synthetic alsSDbdhA operon constructed using B. subtilis native genes not only increased the 2,3-BD production in its native host but also efficiently expressed the pathway in the heterologous organism E. coli. Construction of an efficient shuttle plasmid will allow investigation of 2,3-BD production performance in related organisms with industrial potential for production of bio-based chemicals.

  14. Sorption of trace amounts of gallium (III) on iron (III) oxide

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    Music, S; Gessner, M; Wolf, R H.H. [Institut Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb (Yugoslavia)

    1979-01-01

    The sorption of trace amounts of gallium(III) on iron(III) oxide has been studied as a function of pH. Optimum conditions have been found for the preconcentration of traces of gallium(III) by iron(III) oxide. The influence of surface active substances and of complexing agents on the sorption of trace amounts of gallium(III) on iron(III) oxide has been also studied.

  15. Sorption of trace amounts of gallium (III) on iron (III) oxide

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    Music, S.; Gessner, M.; Wolf, R.H.H.

    1979-01-01

    The sorption of trace amounts of gallium(III) on iron(III) oxide has been studied as a function of pH. Optimum conditions have been found for the preconcentration of traces of gallium(III) by iron(III) oxide. The influence of surface active substances and of complexing agents on the sorption of trace amounts of gallium(III) on iron(III) oxide has been also studied. (orig.) [de

  16. Expression of maize prolamins in Escherichia Coli

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    Wang, Szu-zhen; Esen, Asim

    1985-01-01

    We have constructed a cDNA expression library of developing corn (Zea manys L.) endosperm using plasmid pUC8 as vector and Escherichia coli strain DH1 as host. The expression library was screened with non-radioactive immunological probes to detect the expression of gamma-zein and alpha-zein. When anti-gamma-zein antibody was used as the probe, 23 colonies gave positive reactions. The lengths of cDNA inserts of the 23 colonies were found to be 250-900 base pairs. When anti-alpha zein antibody was used, however, fewer colonies gave positive reactions. The library was also screened by colony-hybridization with 32 P-labeled DNA probes. Based on immunological and hybridization screening of the library and other evidence, we conclude that alpha-zein was either toxic to E. coli cells or rapidly degraded whereas gamma-zein and its fragments were readily expressed. (author)

  17. Genes under positive selection in Escherichia coli

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    Petersen, Lise; Bollback, Jonathan P; Dimmic, Matt

    2007-01-01

    We used a comparative genomics approach to identify genes that are under positive selection in six strains of Escherichia coli and Shigella flexneri, including five strains that are human pathogens. We find that positive selection targets a wide range of different functions in the E. coli genome......, including cell surface proteins such as beta barrel porins, presumably because of the involvement of these genes in evolutionary arms races with other bacteria, phages, and/or the host immune system. Structural mapping of positively selected sites on trans-membrane beta barrel porins reveals...... that the residues under positive selection occur almost exclusively in the extracellular region of the proteins that are enriched with sites known to be targets of phages, colicins, or the host immune system. More surprisingly, we also find a number of other categories of genes that show very strong evidence...

  18. Genetic similarity between APEC and Escherichia coli strains isolated from Guaruba guarouba in a survey on healthy captive psittacine birds

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    Fabíola Eloisa Setim Prioste

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O papel dos psitacídeos como reservatório de Escherichia coli patogênicas para aves (APEC não é conhecido, mas será útil para a compreensão da interface humano-animal, uma vez que a microbiota entérica destas aves é composta por bactérias Gram-positivas. O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar a presença de APEC em fezes de Guaruba guarouba clinicamente saudáveis. Para isso, foram isoladas e analisadas E. coli presentes em fezes cloacais coletadas de 87 psitacídeos, alojados em seis zoológicos, três criatórios comerciais e um criatório conservacionista. Das 87 aves examinadas, 46 (52,87% apresentaram E. coli nas fezes. A presença de oito genes de virulência foi determinada pela reação em cadeia pela polimerase (PCR: irp2, iucD, iss, vat, cvi/cva, tsh, astA, e papC, e 29 (63,04% dos 46 isolados foram positivos para pelo menos um dos oito genes estudados. A frequência dos genes de virulência observada nos isolados de E. coli foi 32.6% (15/46 irp2, 26% (12/46 iucD, 19.5% iss (9/46, 17.4% vat (8/46, 17.4% cvi/cva (8/46, 8.7% tsh (4/46, 4.4% astA (2/46 e 0% papC (0/46. Os isolados foram agrupados em 13 perfis genotípicos de acordo com combinações de genes de virulência, mas apenas duas amostras foram classificadas como APEC, com o perfil iuc, iss, cvi/cva, irp + e iuc, iss, cvi/cva, irp, tsh, iuc, iss, +. Este estudo revela a presença de APEC em aves de cativeiro (G. guarouba clinicamente saudáveis, sugerindo que estes psitacídeos possam atuar como reservatórios de micro-organismos patogênicos. Estudos epidemiológicos são necessários para determinar a relevância desta espécie como reservatório e as implicações para a conservação da espécie ameaçada G. guarouba.

  19. The Negotiation of Basel III

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    Just, Sine Nørholm

    2015-01-01

    While the Basel Accords of 1988 and 2004 (Basel I and Basel II) ostensibly set out to regulate bank risk at the international level, they were effectively in the grip of neoliberal beliefs in the self-regulating potential of free markets. In 2009–2011, the Basel Accords were revised once more wit...... agency, the empirical argument is substantiated through textual–intertextual analysis of the rhetorical circulation of affective signs in the Basel III negotiations....

  20. Firebird-III program description

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    Lin, M.R.; Prawirosochardjo, S.; Rennick, D.F.; Wessman, E.; Blain, R.J.D.; Wilson, J.M.

    1979-09-01

    The FIREBIRD-III digital computer program is a general network code developed primarily for predicting the thermalhydraulic behaviour of CANDU power reactors during a postulated loss-of-coolant accident and the subsequent emergency coolant injection. Because of its flexibility, the code can also be used to solve a large variety of general two-phase flow problems. This report describes the thermalhydraulic models and the computation methods used in the program

  1. Mechatronic systems and materials III

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    Gosiewski, Zdzislaw

    2009-01-01

    This very interesting volume is divided into 24 sections; each of which covers, in detail, one aspect of the subject-matter: I. Industrial robots; II. Microrobotics; III. Mobile robots; IV. Teleoperation, telerobotics, teleoperated semi-autonomous systems; V. Sensors and actuators in mechatronics; VI. Control of mechatronic systems; VII. Analysis of vibration and deformation; VIII. Optimization, optimal design; IX. Integrated diagnostics; X. Failure analysis; XI. Tribology in mechatronic systems; XII. Analysis of signals; XIII. Measurement techniques; XIV. Multifunctional and smart materials;

  2. Revised SNAP III Training Manual

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    Moss, Calvin Elroy [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Gonzales, Samuel M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Myers, William L. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Nelson, Mark Andrew [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Rothrock, Richard Brian [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Salazar, Samuel A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Sorensen, Eric Byron [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Sundby, Gary M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-11-21

    The Shielded Neutron Assay Probe (SNAP) technique was developed to determine the leakage neutron source strength of a radioactive object. The original system consisted of an EberlineTM Mini-scaler and discrete neutron detector. The system was operated by obtaining the count rate with the EberlineTM instrument, determining the absolute efficiency from a graph, and calculating the neutron source strength by hand. In 2003 the SNAP III, shown in Figure 1, was designed and built. It required the operator to position the SNAP, and then measure the source-to-detector and detectorto- reflector distances. Next the operator entered the distance measurements and started the data acquisition. The SNAP acquired the required count rate and then calculated and displayed the leakage neutron source strength (NSS). The original design of the SNAP III is described in SNAP III Training Manual (ER-TRN-PLN-0258, Rev. 0, January 2004, prepared by William Baird) This report describes some changes that have been made to the SNAP III. One important change is the addition of a LEMO connector to provide neutron detection output pulses for input to the MC-15. This feature is useful in active interrogation with a neutron generator because the MC-15 has the capability to only record data when it is not gated off by a pulse from the neutron generator. This avoids recording of a lot of data during the generator pulses that are not useful. Another change was the replacement of the infrared RS-232 serial communication output by a similar output via a 4-pin LEMO connector. The current document includes a more complete explanation of how to estimate the amount of moderation around a neutron-emitting source.

  3. Titanium gettering in Doublet III

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    de Grassie, J.S.; Callis, R.; Campbell, G.

    1980-08-01

    The application of mild titanium gettering in the Doublet III tokamak has led to a significant improvement in the obtainable operating regimes and discharge parameters for all of the many plasma cross-sectional shapes studied. With gettering, low-Z impurities and radiated power are greatly reduced. The maximum line averaged electron density has increased 50% (anti n/sub e max/ approx. 1 x 10 20 /m 3 ), corresponding to a Murakami coefficient of nearly 6

  4. Improving Minuteman III Maintenance Concepts

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    2017-03-23

    the ground . Then figure out what your challenges are. We’ll have those” (Pappalardo, 2011). Another challenge facing the maintenance personnel...as assets aged as indicated by the pattern ‘B’ shown in Figure 2. With the increase in the mechanization of processes, more attention has been...concepts could be applied to the sustainment of the MM III as well as benefit its planned replacement, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBDS

  5. French participation to PISC III

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    Birac, C.

    1994-06-01

    The PISC III programme was set up in 1986 after the conclusions of the PISC II programme. The main objective was assessment of ISI procedures on few particular components or materials. France with IPSN, CEA/DTA, DCN INDRET, EDF, FRAMATOME and INTERCONTROLE decided to have an important participation in several of the eight actions. This paper describes shortly the key points of this participation and the consequences in France. (authors). 10 figs., 1 tab

  6. Energetics of sodium efflux from Escherichia coli

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    Borbolla, M.G.; Rosen, B.P.

    1984-01-01

    When energy-starved cells of Escherichia coli were passively loaded with 22 Na+, efflux of sodium could be initiated by addition of a source of metabolic energy. Conditions were established where the source of energy was phosphate bond energy, an electrochemical proton gradient, or both. Only an electrochemical proton gradient was required for efflux from intact cells. These results are consistent with secondary exchange of Na+ for H+ catalyzed by a sodium/proton antiporter

  7. Basel III and Asset Securitization

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    M. Mpundu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Asset securitization via special purpose entities involves the process of transforming assets into securities that are issued to investors. These investors hold the rights to payments supported by the cash flows from an asset pool held by the said entity. In this paper, we discuss the mechanism by which low- and high-quality entities securitize low- and high-quality assets, respectively, into collateralized debt obligations. During the 2007–2009 financial crisis, asset securitization was seriously inhibited. In response to this, for instance, new Basel III capital and liquidity regulations were introduced. Here, we find that we can explicitly determine the transaction costs related to low-quality asset securitization. Also, in the case of dynamic and static multipliers, the effects of unexpected negative shocks such as rating downgrades on asset price and input, debt obligation price and output, and profit will be quantified. In this case, we note that Basel III has been designed to provide countercyclical capital buffers to negate procyclicality. Moreover, we will develop an illustrative example of low-quality asset securitization for subprime mortgages. Furthermore, numerical examples to illustrate the key results will be provided. In addition, connections between Basel III and asset securitization will be highlighted.

  8. Organometallic neptunium(III) complexes

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    Dutkiewicz, Michał S.; Farnaby, Joy H.; Apostolidis, Christos; Colineau, Eric; Walter, Olaf; Magnani, Nicola; Gardiner, Michael G.; Love, Jason B.; Kaltsoyannis, Nikolas; Caciuffo, Roberto; Arnold, Polly L.

    2016-08-01

    Studies of transuranic organometallic complexes provide a particularly valuable insight into covalent contributions to the metal-ligand bonding, in which the subtle differences between the transuranium actinide ions and their lighter lanthanide counterparts are of fundamental importance for the effective remediation of nuclear waste. Unlike the organometallic chemistry of uranium, which has focused strongly on UIII and has seen some spectacular advances, that of the transuranics is significantly technically more challenging and has remained dormant. In the case of neptunium, it is limited mainly to NpIV. Here we report the synthesis of three new NpIII organometallic compounds and the characterization of their molecular and electronic structures. These studies suggest that NpIII complexes could act as single-molecule magnets, and that the lower oxidation state of NpII is chemically accessible. In comparison with lanthanide analogues, significant d- and f-electron contributions to key NpIII orbitals are observed, which shows that fundamental neptunium organometallic chemistry can provide new insights into the behaviour of f-elements.

  9. Silver nanoparticle-E. coli colloidal interaction in water and effect on E. coli survival.

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    Dror-Ehre, A; Mamane, H; Belenkova, T; Markovich, G; Adin, A

    2009-11-15

    Silver nanoparticles exhibit antibacterial properties via bacterial inactivation and growth inhibition. The mechanism is not yet completely understood. This work was aimed at elucidating the effect of silver nanoparticles on inactivation of Escherichia coli, by studying particle-particle interactions in aqueous suspensions. Stable, molecularly capped, positively or negatively charged silver nanoparticles were mixed at 1 to 60microgmL(-1) with suspended E. coli cells to examine their effect on inactivation of the bacteria. Gold nanoparticles with the same surfactant were used as a control, being of similar size but made up of a presumably inert metal. Log reduction of 5log(10) and complete inactivation were obtained with the silver nanoparticles while the gold nanoparticles did not show any inactivation ability. The effect of molecularly capped nanoparticles on E. coli survival was dependent on particle number. Log reduction of E. coli was associated with the ratio between the number of nanoparticles and the initial bacterial cell count. Electrostatic attraction or repulsion mechanisms in silver nanoparticle-E. coli cell interactions did not contribute to the inactivation process.

  10. Secretion of clostridium cellulase by E. coli

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    Yu, Ida Kuo

    1998-01-01

    A gene, encoding an endocellulase from a newly isolated mesophilic Clostridium strain IY-2 which can digest bamboo fibers, cellulose, rice straw, and sawdust, was isolated by shotgun cloning in an E. coli expression plasmid pLC2833. E. coli positive clones were selected based on their ability to hydrolyze milled bamboo fibers and cellulose present in agar plates. One clone contained a 2.8 kb DNA fragment that was responsible for cellulase activity. Western blot analyses indicated that the positive clone produced a secreted cellulase with a mass of about 58,000 daltons that was identical in size to the subunit of one of the three major Clostridium cellulases. The products of cellulose digestion by this cloned cellulase were cellotetraose and soluble higher polymers. The cloned DNA contained signal sequences capable of directing the secretion of heterologous proteins from an E. coli host. The invention describes a bioprocess for the treatment of cellulosic plant materials to produce cellular growth substrates and fermentation end products suitable for production of liquid fuels, solvents, and acids.

  11. Multiple loci affecting photoreactivation in Escherichia coli

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    Sutherland, B.M.; Hausrath, S.G.

    1979-01-01

    Sutherland et al. mapped a phr gene in Escherichia coli at 17 min and found that induction of an E. coli stain lysogenic for a lambda phage carrying this gene increased photoreactivating enzyme levels 2,000-fold. Recently, Smith and Youngs and Sancar and Rupert located a phr gene at 15.9 min. We have therefore investigated the properties of photoreactivating enzyme and cellular photoreactivation in cells containing deletions of the gene at 17 min. Cells with this deletion photoreactivated ultraviolet-induced killing at a rate 20% of normal; they also contained approximately 20% of the normal photoreactivating enzyme level. The residual enzyme in these cells was characterized to determine whether the reduced cellular photoreactivation rate and photoreactivating enzyme levels resulted from reduced numbers of normal enzymes or from an altered enzyme. Photoreactivating enzymes from strains carrying a deletion of the region at 17 min has an apparent K/sub m/ about two- to threefold higher than normal enzyme and showed markedly increased heat lability. The gene at 17 min thus contains information determining the function of the E. coli photoreactivating enzyme rather than the quantity of the enzyme. It is proposed that the gene at 17 min be termed phrA and that located at 15.9 min be termed phrB

  12. Environmental Escherichia coli: Ecology and public health implications - A review

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    Jang, Jeonghwan; Hur, Hor-Gil; Sadowsky, Michael J.; Byappanahalli, Muruleedhara; Yan, Tao; Ishii, Satoshi

    2017-01-01

    Escherichia coli is classified as a rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium in the family Enterobacteriaceae. The bacterium mainly inhabits the lower intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals, including humans, and is often discharged into the environment through feces or wastewater effluent. The presence of E. coli in environmental waters has long been considered as an indicator of recent fecal pollution. However, numerous recent studies have reported that some specific strains of E. coli can survive for long periods of time, and potentially reproduce, in extra-intestinal environments. This indicates that E. coli can be integrated into indigenous microbial communities in the environment. This naturalization phenomenon calls into question the reliability of E. coli as a fecal indicator bacterium (FIB). Recently, many studies reported that E. coli populations in the environment are affected by ambient environmental conditions affecting their long-term survival. Large-scale studies of population genetics provide the diversity and complexity of E. coli strains in various environments, affected by multiple environmental factors. This review examines the current knowledge on the ecology of E. coli strains in various environments in regards to its role as a FIB and as a naturalized member of indigenous microbial communities. Special emphasis is given on the growth of pathogenic E. coli in the environment, and the population genetics of environmental members of the genus Escherichia. The impact of environmental E. coli on water quality and public health is also discussed.

  13. Microbiological water quality of Igapó Lake Londrina - PR and genotypic characterization of virulence factors associated with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC

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    Paulo Alfonso Schuroff

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed at the detection and quantification of Total Coliforms and Escherichia coli in Igapó Lake, in order to evaluate the quality of these waters as proper or unfit for recreation, in addition to the genotypic characterization of virulence factors associated with EPEC and STEC by PCR. The study area was the Igapó Lake I, II, III and IV. Samples were collected monthly from March 2011 to February 2012. The technique used for the detection and quantification of Total Coliforms and E. coli was the Colilert chromogenic substrate. In the technique of PCR, the eae and bfp genes were tested to characterize the typical EPEC pathotype; stx1, stx2, eae and hlyA the STEC pathotype and the samples that presented only the eae gene were characterized as atypical EPEC. According to CONAMA Resolution 357/2005, it has been observed that only Igapó Lake III was rated inappropriate for primary contact recreation, while for secondary contact recreation, all lakes were considered appropriate. Moreover, a strong relationship between rainfall and E. coli indices in Igapó Lake can be observed, which in dry months the quantity drastically decreases, while in rainy months the opposite relationship was observed. Of the 97 strains of E. coli isolated, two had the eae gene (atypical EPEC. None of the isolates contained genes stx1, stx2, bfp and hlyA. Thus, we hope to educate the population and public agencies of the importance of microbiological monitoring of recreational waters to prevent outbreaks of waterborne infections.

  14. Transtornos alimentares: o papel dos aspectos culturais no mundo contemporâneo Transtornos alimentarios: el papel de los aspectos culturales en el mundo contemporáneo Eating disorders: the role of cultural aspects in the contemporary world

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    Leticia Langlois Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Os transtornos alimentares são patologias caracterizadas primordialmente pelo medo mórbido de engordar. Vários são os fatores envolvidos tanto na etiologia quanto na manutenção e na gravidade dessas doenças, principalmente fatores individuais, familiares e culturais. Em relação a estes últimos, salienta-se o papel dos aspectos históricos, estéticos, midiáticos, transculturais, socioeconômicos, raciais e de gênero. Pesquisas atuais realizadas em diversas culturas demonstram a existência de uma relação entre esses fatores e os índices de anorexia nervosa e bulimia nervosa. A busca por um padrão estético globalizado (magreza, segundo a literatura, tem um papel central no aumento do número de casos. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma discussão teórica acerca dos aspectos culturais envolvidos no aumento do número de casos de transtornos alimentares. Este trabalho pretende também destacar a necessidade de que profissionais de diversas áreas estejam atentos para os perigos do padrão de beleza atual, a fim de potencializar intervenções preventivas.Los transtornos alimentarios son patologías caracterizadas primordialmente por el miedo mórbido de engordar. Varios son los factores involucrados ya sea en la etiología cuanto en la manutención y en la gravedad de esas enfermidades: individuales, familiares y culturales. Con relación a esos últimos, se resalta el papel de los aspectos históricos, estéticos, midiáticos, transculturales, socio económicos, raciales y de género. Investigaciones actuales realizadas en diferentes culturas muestran la existencia de una relación entre esos factores y los índices de anorexia nervosa y bulimia nervosa. El objetivo de ese artículo es presentar una discusión a cerca de los aspectos culturales involucrados en el aumento del número de casos de transtornos alimentarios. Ese trabajo pretende también destacar la necesidad de que profesionistas de diversas áreas estean

  15. Perfil Sazonal dos Enterococcus e E. coli nos mananciais do Distrito Federal - doi: 10.5102/ucs.v5i1.417

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    Ana Flavia Correia Heringer

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar a eficácia de um indicador microbiológico não basta verificar sua ação como fato isolado. O ambiente externo tem seu papel designado de acordo com as variações climáticas. No Distrito Federal duas estações são aparentes: o período da seca e da chuva. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar os valores obtidos aplicando-se as técnicas do substrato enzimático para E. coli e dos tubos múltiplos para Enterococcus, comparando-os para se obter aquele que apresenta-se como melhor indicador de contaminação e determinar a influência do clima sobre a população de bactérias presentes nos mananciais. Valores demonstraram que os Enterococcus foram tão ou mais resistentes à ação do meio externo que a E. coli, embora não se possa concluir que exista um indicador mais eficaz. A avaliação sazonal determina quando podemos utilizar os indicadores devido às adversidades do meio conferindo mais segurança para a qualidade da água e, conseqüentemente, a saúde humana.

  16. Extracción de fibras de agave para elaborar papel y artesanías Extracción de fibras de agave para elaborar papel y artesanías

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    Antonio Prieto Rodríguez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Investigación aplicada para el aprovechamiento integral sustentable de vegetales nativos regionales, en la cual se extrajo fibra de seis especies de Agave (maguey; tres de hoja angosta (A. lechuguilla, A. angustifolia y A. tequilana y tres de hoja ancha (A. americana, A. salmiana y A. mapisaga, utilizando tres métodos; 1 inmersión en agua a cielo abierto, 2 fermentación con y sin “aguamiel”, y 3 cocción de pencas. Se evaluó: color, olor, suavidad, enguiche, facilidad de desfibración, y tiempo empleado. En conclusión, el tratamiento más práctico fue el cocimiento de pencas, aunque no el más económico y ecológico. Los resultados obtenidos hasta esta etapa indican que de cada especie analizada se puede obtener papel y que éste presenta características distintivas que lo hacen atractivo para diferentes usos artesanales. Particularmente, las especies que produjeron los tipos de papel de mayor calidad para la escritura y el dibujo fueron A. salmiana y A. mapisaga.   Applied research for the sustainable integral use of regional native plants, which was extracted fiber from six species of Agave (common name maguey, three narrow-leaved (A. lechuguilla, A. angustifolia and A. tequilana and three wide-leaved (A. americana, A. salmiana and A. mapisaga by using three methods: 1 cooking of pads, 2 fermentation with and without aguamiel (maguey sweet juice and 3 immersion in water open sky. By considering the variables color, odor, softness, enguiche, easiness of defibration and time spent. In conclusion, most practical treatment was the boiling of the fleshy leaves, but not the most economical and environmentally friendly one. The results got up to this stage indicate that paper can be obtained from each of the six species and that it shows characteristic features which make it attractive to be applied in various craft uses. In particular, the species pro­ducing the most paper with the best quality, i.e., for writing and drawing, were A

  17. REVIEW. BACTERIAS ACIDO LÁCTICAS: PAPEL FUNCIONAL EN LOS ALIMENTOS BACTÉRIAS ÁCIDO LÁCTICAS: PAPEL FUNCIONAL NOS ALIMENTOS REVIEW LACTIC ACID BACTERIA: FUNCTIONAL ROLE IN THE FOODS

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    RICARDO ADOLFO PARRA HUERTAS

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    Full Text Available Las bacterias ácido lácticas han sido importantes en los alimentos por siglos por su considerable contribución al valor de los productos. Debido a varias de sus propiedades metabólicas, las bacterias ácido lácticas desempeñan un papel importante en la industria alimentaria, por su contribución significante al sabor, olor, textura, características sensoriales, propiedades terapéuticas y valor nutricional de los productos alimentarios. Este grupo está compuesto de un número de géneros incluyendo Lactococcus, Lactobacillus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Leuconostoc y Pediococcus. Algunos de los metabolitos producidos por las este tipo de bacterias son ácidos orgánicos, sustancias preservantes, polisacáridos, vitaminas, endulzantes, olores y sabores entre otros. Esta revisión se enfoca en estudiar la importancia de las bacterias acido lácticas en los alimentos.As bacterias ácido lácticas têm sido importantes nos alimentos por séculos pela sua considerável contribuição ao valor dos produtos. Devido a varias das suas propriedades metabóllcas, as bacterias ácido lácticas desempenham um papel importante na industria alimentar, pela sua contribulção significante ao sabor, cheiro, textura, características sensoriais, propriedades terapêuticas e valor nutrlcional dos produtos alimentar. Este grupo está constituido de um número de gêneros incluindo Lactococcus, Lactobaclllus, Enterococcus, Etreptococcus, Leuconostoc e Pediococcus. Alguns dos metabolltos produzidos por este tipo de bacterias são ácidos orgãnicos, sustãncias preservadoras, poli-sacáridos, vitaminas, adoçantes, cheiros e sabores entre outros. Esta revisão se enfoca em estudar a importãncia das bacterias ácido lácticas nos alimentos.Lactic acid bacteria have been important in food for centuries for their significant contribution to product value. Because several of its metabolic properties, lactic acid bacteria play an important role in the food

  18. O papel do enfermeiro como educador junto a cuidadores familiares de pessoas com AVC El papel del enfermero como educador de cuidadores familiares de personas con AVC The nurse's role as an educator toward people who care for BVA patients

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    Silvia Cristina Mangini Bocchi

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma pesquisa do tipo bibliográfico com a finalidade de fazer uma análise temática da produção do conhecimento em periódicos, sobre o papel do enfermeiro como educador junto a cuidadores familiares de pessoas com AVC (Acidente Vascular Cerebral. O corpus de análise reuniu artigos localizados nas décadas de 80 e 90, a partir das bases de dados Medline, Lilacs e Cinahl. A análise de conteúdo foi o referencial metodológico que permitiu organizar o conhecimento em duas categorias: a intervenção educacional na fase aguda e o suporte após a alta hospitalar.Este trabajo es una investigación bibliográfica que tiene la finalidad de hacer un análisis temático de producción del conocimiento en periódicos, sobre el papel del enfermero educador de cuidadores familiares de personas con AVC (Accidente Vascular Cerebral. El corpus de análisis reunió artículos realizados en las décadas de 80 y 90 a partir de las bases de datos Mediline, Lilacs y Cinahl. El análisis del contenido fue el referencial teórico que permitió organizar el conocimiento en dos categorías: la intervención educativa en la fase aguda y el soporte después del alta hospitalario.This article was written based on bibliographical research aiming at making a thematic analysis of the production of knowledge in newspapers and magazines about the nurse's role as an educator toward people who care for BVA (brain vascular accident patients. The analysis gathered articles published in the 80's and 90's, from the Medline, Lilacs and Cinahl databases. Content analysis was the methodological background that allowed the organization of knowledge in two categories: educational intervention in the acute stage and the post-discharge support.

  19. El papel de los turoperadores en el desarrollo del turismo internacional. Una evaluación El papel de los turoperadores en el desarrollo del turismo internacional. Una evaluación

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    Nevenka Cavlek

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    Full Text Available La intención de este artículo es analizar y explicar el papel de los turoperadores europeos en el desarrollo del turismo internacional desde 1950. Se analizará y se evaluará la influencia de los turoperadores en el desarrollo del turismo a través del uso de datos existentes que proceden de los principales mercados emisores y receptores de turismo. El desarrollo del turismo, en el que los turoperadores han participado de manera significativa, se caracteriza por una dinámica enormemente cambiante tanto en el área de la oferta de turismo como en el de la demanda. El análisis del papel de los turoperadores europeos en los flujos del turismo internacional muestra que la canalización de la demanda turística hacia destinos extranjeros se encuentra todavía muy influenciado por turoperadores de esos mercados que organizan el mayor número de viajes al extranjero. Como en la actualidad los más destacados turoperadores europeos se encuentran integrados verticalmente con compañías aéreas, agencias de viajes minoristas, instalaciones hoteleras y agencias de apoyo en los destinos, han adquirido el control tanto de los mercados emisores de turismo como de los receptores. Se presenta una evaluación de algunos aspectos positivos y negativos del desarrollo del turismo bajo la influencia de los turoperadores.The aim of this article is to analyze and explain the role played by European tour operators in international tourism development since 1950. By using existing data from the main tourism generating and receiving markets, the influence of tour operators on tourism development is analyzed and assessed. The phase of tourism development in which tour operators have played a significant part is characterized by highly dynamic changes both in the field of tourism supply as well as in tourism demand. The analysis of the role of European tour operators in international tourism flows shows that the movement of tourism demand from the most significant

  20. Evaluation of Petrifilm™ Select E. coli Count Plate medium to discriminate antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli

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    Jensen Lars

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Screening and enumeration of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli directly from samples is needed to identify emerging resistant clones and obtain quantitative data for risk assessment. Aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of 3M™ Petrifilm™ Select E. coli Count Plate (SEC plate supplemented with antimicrobials to discriminate antimicrobial-resistant and non-resistant E. coli. Method A range of E. coli isolates were tested by agar dilution method comparing the Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC for eight antimicrobials obtained by Mueller-Hinton II agar, MacConkey agar and SEC plates. Kappa statistics was used to assess the levels of agreement when classifying strains as resistant, intermediate or susceptible. Results SEC plate showed that 74% of all strains agreed within ± 1 log2 dilution when comparing MICs with Mueller-Hinton II media. High agreement levels were found for gentamicin, ampicillin, chloramphenicol and cefotaxime, resulting in a kappa value of 0.9 and 100% agreement within ± 1 log2 dilution. Significant variances were observed for oxytetracycline and sulphamethoxazole. Further tests showed that the observed discrepancy in classification of susceptibility to oxytetracycline by the two media could be overcome when a plate-dependent breakpoint of 64 mg/L was used for SEC plates. For sulphamethoxazole, SEC plates provided unacceptably high MICs. Conclusion SEC plates showed good agreement with Mueller-Hinton II agar in MIC studies and can be used to screen and discriminate resistant E. coli for ampicillin, cephalothin, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, cefotaxime and gentamicin using CLSI standardized breakpoints, but not for sulphamethoxazole. SEC plates can also be used to discriminate oxytetracycline-resistant E. coli if a plate-dependent breakpoint value of 64 mg/L is used.

  1. Study of type III ELMs in JET

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    Sartori, R.; Saibene, G.; Horton, L. D.; Becoulet, M.; Budny, R.; Borba, D.; Chankin, A.; Conway, G. D.; Cordey, G.; McDonald, D.; Guenther, K.; von Hellermann, M. G.; Igithkanov, Y.; Loarte, A.; Lomas, P. J.; Pogutse, O.; Rapp, J.

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the results of JET experiments aimed at studying the operational space of plasmas with a Type III ELMy edge, in terms of both local and global plasma parameters. In JET, the Type III ELMy regime has a wide operational space in the pedestal n(e)-T-e diagram, and Type III ELMs are

  2. Production of caffeoylmalic acid from glucose in engineered Escherichia coli.

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    Li, Tianzhen; Zhou, Wei; Bi, Huiping; Zhuang, Yibin; Zhang, Tongcun; Liu, Tao

    2018-07-01

    To achieve biosynthesis of caffeoylmalic acid from glucose in engineered Escherichia coli. We constructed the biosynthetic pathway of caffeoylmalic acid in E. coli by co-expression of heterologous genes RgTAL, HpaBC, At4CL2 and HCT2. To enhance the production of caffeoylmalic acid, we optimized the tyrosine metabolic pathway of E. coli to increase the supply of the substrate caffeic acid. Consequently, an E. coli-E. coli co-culture system was used for the efficient production of caffeoylmalic acid. The final titer of caffeoylmalic acid reached 570.1 mg/L. Microbial production of caffeoylmalic acid using glucose has application potential. In addition, microbial co-culture is an efficient tool for producing caffeic acid esters.

  3. Millenarian prophecy and the mythification of Philip III at the time of the expulsion of the Moriscos

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    2003-01-01

    Los apologistas católicos, en sus obras escritas en la década después de la expulsión de los moriscos, intentaron mitificar al rey Felipe III. Le imputaron el papel del Emperador de los Últimos Días, personaje mítico derivado de las profecías sibilinas medievales (la Tiburtina y la de San Metodio) y de la exégesis bíblica milenaria de Joachim de Fiore. También le atribuyeron el rol del Rey León de España, que relacionaron con el León de Judá; ambas figuras míticas habían de reconquistar Jerus...

  4. Sparkle/PM3 for the modeling of europium(III), gadolinium(III), and terbium(III) complexes

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    Freire, Ricardo O.; Rocha, Gerd B.; Simas, Alfredo M.

    2009-01-01

    The Sparkle/PM3 model is extended to europium(III), gadolinium(III), and terbium(III) complexes. The validation procedure was carried out using only high quality crystallographic structures, for a total of ninety-six Eu(III) complexes, seventy Gd(III) complexes, and forty-two Tb(III) complexes. The Sparkle/PM3 unsigned mean error, for all interatomic distances between the trivalent lanthanide ion and the ligand atoms of the first sphere of coordination, is: 0.080 A for Eu(III); 0.063 A for Gd(III); and 0.070 A for Tb(III). These figures are similar to the Sparkle/AM1 ones of 0.082 A, 0.061 A, and 0.068 A respectively, indicating they are all comparable parameterizations. Moreover, their accuracy is similar to what can be obtained by present-day ab initio effective core potential full geometry optimization calculations on such lanthanide complexes. Finally, we report a preliminary attempt to show that Sparkle/PM3 geometry predictions are reliable. For one of the Eu(III) complexes, BAFZEO, we created hundreds of different input geometries by randomly varying the distances and angles of the ligands to the central Eu(III) ion, which were all subsequently fully optimized. A significant trend was unveiled, indicating that more accurate local minima geometries cluster at lower total energies, thus reinforcing the validity of sparkle model calculations. (author)

  5. Europium (III) and americium (III) stability constants with humic acid

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    Torres, R.A.; Choppin, G.R.

    1984-01-01

    The stability constants for tracer concentrations of Eu(III) and Am(III) complexes with a humic acid extracted from a lake-bottom sediment were measured using a solvent extraction system. The organic extractant was di(2-ethylhexyl)-phosphoric acid in toluene while the humate aqueous phase had a constant ionic strength of 0.1 M (NaClO 4 ). Aqueous humic acid concentrations were monitored by measuring uv-visible absorbances at approx.= 380 nm. The total carboxylate capacity of the humic acid was determined by direct potentiometric titration to be 3.86 +- 0.03 meq/g. The humic acid displayed typical characteristics of a polyelectrolyte - the apparent pKsub(a), as well as the calculated metal ion stability constants increased as the degree of ionization (α) increased. The binding data required a fit of two stability constants, β 1 and β 2 , such that for Eu, log β 1 = 8.86 α + 4.39, log β 2 = 3.55 α + 11.06 while for Am, log β 1 = 10.58 α + 3.84, log β 2 = 5.32 α + 10.42. With hydroxide, carbonate, and humate as competing ligands, the humate complex associated with the β 1 constant is calculated to be the dominant species for the trivalent actinides and lanthanides under conditions present in natural waters. (orig.)

  6. Replication and Transcription of Eukaryotic DNA in Esherichia coli

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    Morrow, John F.; Cohen, Stanley N.; Chang, Annie C. Y.; Boyer, Herbert W.; Goodman, Howard M.; Helling, Robert B.

    1974-01-01

    Fragments of amplified Xenopus laevis DNA, coding for 18S and 28S ribosomal RNA and generated by EcoRI restriction endonuclease, have been linked in vitro to the bacterial plasmid pSC101; and the recombinant molecular species have been introduced into E. coli by transformation. These recombinant plasmids, containing both eukaryotic and prokaryotic DNA, replicate stably in E. coli. RNA isolated from E. coli minicells harboring the plasmids hybridizes to amplified X. laevis rDNA. Images PMID:4600264

  7. Novel polymer anchored Cr(III) Schiff base complexes: Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial properties

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    Selvi, Canan; Nartop, Dilek

    2012-09-01

    New polymer-bound Schiff bases and Cr(III) complexes have been synthesized by the reaction of 4-benzyloxybenzaldehyde, polymer-bound with 2-aminophenol, 2-amino-4-chlorophenol and 2-amino-4-methylphenol. The structure of polymeric-Schiff bases and their Cr(III) complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, magnetic measurements, IR, UV-Vis, TG-DTA and 1H-NMR. All these compounds have also been investigated for antibacterial activity by the well-diffusion method against Staphylococcus aureus (RSKK-07035), Shigella dysenteria type 10 (RSKK 1036), Listeria monocytogenes 4b(ATCC 19115, Escherichia coli (ATCC 1230), Salmonella typhi H (NCTC 901.8394), Staphylococcus epidermis (ATCC 12228), Brucella abortus (RSKK-03026), Micrococcs luteus (ATCC 93419, Bacillus cereus sp., Pseudomonas putida sp. and for antifungal activity against Candida albicans (Y-1200-NIH).

  8. Recent results for Mark III

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    Brient, J.C.

    1987-12-01

    This paper presents recent results from the Mark III detector at SPEAR, in the open charm sector. The first topic discussed is the reanalysis of the direct measurement of the D hadronic branching fractions, where a detailed study has been made of the Cabibbo suppressed and multi-π 0 's D decays backgrounds in the double tag sample. Next, the Dalitz plot analysis of the D decays to Kππ is presented, leading to the relative fractions of three-body versus pseudoscalarvector decays. 7 refs., 5 figs

  9. Charm physics at BES III

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    Wang Yifang

    2011-01-01

    Since the discovery of J/Ψ and the τ lepton in 70's, the study of τ-charm physics became very active: several dedicated e + e - colliders were built and tremendous progress were obtained. In this paper, the main reasoning,the content and the characteristics of the τ-charm physics study are discussed, together with the scientific motivations and the latest results of the recently completed upgrade of the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider (BEPC II) and the new Beijing Spectrometer (BES III). (authors)

  10. The Mark III vertex chamber

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    Adler, J.; Bolton, T.; Bunnell, K.

    1987-07-01

    The design and construction of the new Mark III vertex chamber is described. Initial tests with cosmic rays prove the ability of track reconstruction and yield triplet resolutions below 50 μm at 3 atm using argon/ethane (50:50). Also performed are studies using a prototype of a pressurized wire vertex chamber with 8 mm diameter straw geometry. Spatial resolution of 35mm was obtained using dimethyl ether (DME) at 1 atm and 30 μm using argon/ethane (50/50 mixture) at 4 atm. Preliminary studies indicate the DME to adversely affect such materials as aluminized Mylar and Delrin

  11. Tuning of "antenna effect" of Eu(III) in ternary systems in aqueous medium through binding with protein.

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    Ghorai, Shyamal Kr; Samanta, Swarna Kamal; Mukherjee, Manini; Saha Sardar, Pinki; Ghosh, Sanjib

    2013-02-04

    A simple ternary system containing a protein [human serum albumin (HSA)/bovine serum albumin (BSA)], tetracycline hydrochloride (TC), and Eu(III) in suitable aqueous buffer medium at physiological pH (= 7.2) has been shown to exhibit highly efficient "antenna effect" compared to the binary complex of TC with Eu(III) (Eu(3)TC). The ternary system containing E. coli alkaline phosphatase (AP), TC, and Eu(III), however, shows a slight enhancement of Eu(III) emission, although the binding constant of AP with TC is 2 orders of magnitude greater than with BSA/HSA. The enhanced emission of bound TC in the binary systems containing proteins and TC gets quenched in the ternary systems containing HSA/BSA, showing the efficient energy transfer (ET) from TC to Eu(III). Steady state and time-resolved emission studies of each component in all the ternary systems in H(2)O and in D(2)O medium reveal that Eu(III) is very well protected from the O-H oscillator in the ternary system containing HSA/BSA compared to that containing AP. The docking studies locating the binding site of TC in the proteins suggest that TC binds near the surface of AP. In the case of HSA/BSA, TC resides in the interior of the protein resulting in a large shielding effect of Eu(III). The rotational correlation time (θ(c)) determined from the anisotropy decay of bound TC in the complexes and the accessible surface area (ASA) of the ligand in the complexes obtained from the docking studies also support the contention that Eu(3)TC is more exposed to solvent in the case of the ternary system consisting of AP, TC, and Eu(III). The calculated radiative lifetime and the sensitization efficiency ratio of Eu(III) in all the systems clearly demonstrate the protein mediated tuning of "antenna effect" in Eu(III).

  12. Characterization of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli isolates in Jordanian children.

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    Shehabi, Asem A; Bulos, Najawa-Kuri; Hajjaj, Kamal G

    2003-01-01

    In a prospective study carried out among Jordanian children in Amman, a total of 73/250 (29.2%) stool specimens were positive for 1 or more diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli strains using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction method. This study indicated that diarrhoeagenic E. coli isolates were found frequently more in stools of children with diarrhoea (34%) than without diarrhoea (23.1%), but without any significant difference (p > 0.05). The predominant diarrhoeagenic E. coli strains associated with diarrhoea were enteropathogenic E. coli (11.3%), followed by enterotoxigenic E. coli (9.8%) and enteroaggrative E. coli (9%), whereas in the control group these were 4.3%, 11.1% and 6%, respectively. Enteroinvasive E. coli strains (2.9%) were found only in stools of children with diarrhoea. This study revealed the absence of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli in both diarrhoeal and control stools, and found that diarrhoeagenic E. coli isolates were highly resistance to tetracycline (55%), co-trimoxazole (60%) and ampicillin (89%), which are commonly used antibiotics in Jordan.

  13. Complete Genome Sequence of Escherichia coli Strain WG5

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    Imamovic, Lejla; Misiakou, Maria-Anna; van der Helm, Eric

    2018-01-01

    Escherichia coli strain WG5 is a widely used host for phage detection, including somatic coliphages employed as standard ISO method 10705-1 (2000). Here, we present the complete genome sequence of a commercial E. coli WG5 strain.......Escherichia coli strain WG5 is a widely used host for phage detection, including somatic coliphages employed as standard ISO method 10705-1 (2000). Here, we present the complete genome sequence of a commercial E. coli WG5 strain....

  14. Inhibidores del NF-kB en la dieta y su papel en las enfermedades alérgicas

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    Eloina Zárate Peñata

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El NF - κ B tiene un papel central como regulador de las respuestas inflamatoria e inmune. Se encuentra en forma inactiva en el citoplasma de las células. Después de la activación de estas, el NF - κ B se disocia de su proteína inhibidora y se transloca al núcleo, donde participa en la transcripción de genes como los de las citoquinas inflamatorias, moléculas de adhesión, inmu - noglobulinas y diversos receptores presentes en células de la respuesta inmune, entre otros. Este factor de transcripción posee un grupo de inhibidores fisiológicos y no fisiológicos. Dentro de los no fisiológicos se destacan algunos presentes en la dieta, como los carotenoides y los polifenoles, que reducen su actividad como inductor transcripcional. Diversos estudios epidemiológicos muestran que el consumo de frutas y verduras protege del desarrollo de alergias. Se ha postulado que este efecto protector se debe al contenido de polife - noles y carotenoides presentes en estos alimentos. Estos compuestos actúan en diversos niveles de la respuesta inmune de tipo alérgico. Inhibiendo las citoquinas T h2, el infiltrado de células inflamatorias en los tejidos, la síntesis de I g E y la liberación de mediadores farmacológicos, entre otras. Esto debido al efecto de estos compuestos sobre la fosforilación, ubiquitinación y degradación de diversas proteínas que participan en los procesos de inhibición y/o activación del NF - κ B . En esta revisión analizamos aspectos moleculares del NF - κ B y describimos inhibidores presentes en la dieta, como polifenoles y carotenoides, su papel en los procesos inflamatorios de tipo alérgico y en el desarrollo de enfermedades alérgicas.

  15. Impact of dry chilling on the genetic diversity of Escherichia coli on beef carcasses and on the survival of E. coli and E. coli O157.

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    Visvalingam, Jeyachchandran; Liu, Yang; Yang, Xianqin

    2017-03-06

    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of dry chilling on the genetic diversity of naturally occurring Escherichia coli on beef carcasses, and to examine whether two populations of E. coli recovered from carcasses during chilling and E. coli O157 differed in their response to desiccation. Isolates of E. coli were obtained from beef carcasses during a 67h dry chilling process and were genotyped using multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA). Ten E. coli genotypes found only at 0h (group A) and found more than once (group B), as well as five strains of E. coli O157 (group C) were inoculated on stainless steel coupons and their survival was examined after exposure to 75 and 100% relative humidity (RH) at 0 or 35°C for 67h. A total of 450 E. coli isolates were obtained, with 254, 49, 49, 51, 23, 20, and 4 from 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 24h of chilling, respectively. No E. coli were recovered at 67h. MLVA of the isolates revealed 173 distinct genotypes. Genetic diversity of E. coli isolates, defined as ratio of the number of isolates to the number of genotypes, remained between 2.3 and 1.3 during the 24h of chilling. All strains inoculated on stainless steel coupons and exposed to 75% RH at 35°C were completely inactivated, irrespective of their groups. Inactivation of E. coli of the three groups was not significantly (P>0.05) different by exposure to 75% RH at 0°C. The findings indicate that the genetic diversity of E. coli on beef carcasses was not affected by dry chilling. In addition, inactivation of E. coli genotypes and E. coli O157 by desiccation on stainless steel simulating dry chilling conditions did not differ significantly (P>0.05). Thus, dry chilling may be used as an effective antimicrobial intervention for beef carcasses. Crown Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Effects of Selected Egyptian Honeys on the Cellular Ultrastructure and the Gene Expression Profile of Escherichia coli.

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    Reham Wasfi

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to: (i evaluate the antibacterial activities of three Egyptian honeys collected from different floral sources (namely, citrus, clover, and marjoram against Escherichia coli; (ii investigate the effects of these honeys on bacterial ultrastructure; and (iii assess the anti-virulence potential of these honeys, by examining their impacts on the expression of eight selected genes (involved in biofilm formation, quorum sensing, and stress survival in the test organism. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of the honey samples against E. coli ATCC 8739 were assessed by the broth microdilution assay in the presence and absence of catalase enzyme. Impacts of the honeys on the cellular ultrastructure and the expression profiles of the selected genes of E. coli were examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR analysis, respectively. The susceptibility tests showed promising antibacterial activities of all the tested honeys against E. coli. This was supported by the TEM observations, which revealed "ghost" cells lacking DNA, in addition to cells with increased vacuoles, and/or with irregular shrunken cytoplasm. Among the tested honeys, marjoram exhibited the highest total antibacterial activity and the highest levels of peroxide-dependent activity. The qPCR analysis showed that all honey-treated cells share a similar overall pattern of gene expression, with a trend toward reduced expression of the virulence genes of interest. Our results indicate that some varieties of the Egyptian honey have the potential to be effective inhibitor and virulence modulator of E. coli via multiple molecular targets.

  17. Physical Covering for Control of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in Static and Windrow Composting Processes

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    Yossa, Irene; Macarisin, Dumitru; Millner, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of a 30-cm covering of finished compost (FC) on survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in active static and windrow composting systems. Feedstocks inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 (7.41 log CFU/g) and Salmonella (6.46 log CFU/g) were placed in biosentry tubes (7.5-cm diameter, 30-cm height) at three locations: (i and ii) two opposing sides at the interface between the FC cover layer (where present) and the feedstock material (each positioned approximately 10 cm below the pile's surface) and (iii) an internal location (top) (approximately 30 cm below the surface). On specific sampling days, surviving populations of inoculated E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, generic E. coli, and coliforms in compost samples were determined. Salmonella spp. were reduced significantly within 24 h in windrow piles and were below the detection limit after 3 and 7 days at internal locations of windrow and static piles containing FC covering, respectively. Likewise, E. coli O157:H7 was undetectable after 1 day in windrow piles covered with finished compost. Use of FC as a covering layer significantly increased the number of days that temperatures in the windrows remained ≥55°C at all locations and in static piles at internal locations. These time-temperature exposures resulted in rapid reduction of inoculated pathogens, and the rate of bacterial reduction was rapid in windrow piles. The sample location significantly influenced the survival of these pathogens at internal locations compared to that at interface locations of piles. Finished compost covering of compost piles aids in the reduction of pathogens during the composting process. PMID:25576620

  18. Isothiocyanato complexes of Gd(III), Tb(III), Dy(III) and Ho(III) with 2-(2'-pyridyl)benzimidazole

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    Mishra, A; Singh, V K

    1982-01-01

    Six-coordinated complexes of the type (Ln(PyBzH)/sub 2/NCS.H/sub 2/O) (NCS)/sub 2/.nH/sub 2/O/mC/sub 2/H/sub 5/OH (Ln = Gd(III), Tb(III), Dy(III) and Ho(III), n=1-2; m=1) have been prepared from Ln(NCS)/sub 6//sup 3 -/. The room temperature magnetic moment values confirm the terpositive state of the lanthanide ions. Infrared spectra suggest the N-coordination of thiocyanate group. Electronic spectral studies of Tb(III), Dy(III) and Ho(III) complexes have been made in terms of LSJ term energies. 13 refs.

  19. Catabolite and Oxygen Regulation of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Virulence

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    Kimberly M. Carlson-Banning

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The biogeography of the gut is diverse in its longitudinal axis, as well as within specific microenvironments. Differential oxygenation and nutrient composition drive the membership of microbial communities in these habitats. Moreover, enteric pathogens can orchestrate further modifications to gain a competitive advantage toward host colonization. These pathogens are versatile and adept when exploiting the human colon. They expertly navigate complex environmental cues and interkingdom signaling to colonize and infect their hosts. Here we demonstrate how enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC uses three sugar-sensing transcription factors, Cra, KdpE, and FusR, to exquisitely regulate the expression of virulence factors associated with its type III secretion system (T3SS when exposed to various oxygen concentrations. We also explored the effect of mucin-derived nonpreferred carbon sources on EHEC growth and expression of virulence genes. Taken together, the results show that EHEC represses the expression of its T3SS when oxygen is absent, mimicking the largely anaerobic lumen, and activates its T3SS when oxygen is available through Cra. In addition, when EHEC senses mucin-derived sugars heavily present in the O-linked and N-linked glycans of the large intestine, virulence gene expression is initiated. Sugars derived from pectin, a complex plant polysaccharide digested in the large intestine, also increased virulence gene expression. Not only does EHEC sense host- and microbiota-derived interkingdom signals, it also uses oxygen availability and mucin-derived sugars liberated by the microbiota to stimulate expression of the T3SS. This precision in gene regulation allows EHEC to be an efficient pathogen with an extremely low infectious dose.

  20. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli translocate Tir and form an intimin-Tir intimate attachment to red blood cell membranes.

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    Shaw, Robert K; Daniell, Sarah; Frankel, Gad; Knutton, Stuart

    2002-05-01

    Type III secretion allows bacteria to inject effector proteins into host cells. In enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) the type III secreted protein, Tir, is translocated to the host-cell plasma membrane where it functions as a receptor for the bacterial adhesin intimin, leading to intimate bacterial attachment and "attaching and effacing" (A/E) lesion formation. To study EPEC type III secretion the interaction of EPEC with monolayers of red blood cells (RBCs) has been exploited and in a recent study [Shaw, R. K., Daniell, S., Ebel, F., Frankel, G. & Knutton, S. (2001 ). Cell Microbiol 3, 213-222] it was shown that EPEC induced haemolysis of RBCs and translocation of EspD, a putative pore-forming type III secreted protein in the RBC membrane. Here it is demonstrated that EPEC are able to translocate and correctly insert Tir into the RBC membrane and produce an intimin-Tir intimate bacterial attachment, identical to that seen in A/E lesions. Following translocation Tir did not undergo any change in apparent molecular mass or become tyrosine-phosphorylated and there was no focusing of RBC cytoskeletal actin beneath intimately adherent bacteria, and no pedestal formation. This study, employing an RBC model of infection, has demonstrated that Tir translocation can be separated from host-cell-mediated Tir modifications; the data show that the EPEC type III protein translocation apparatus is sufficient to deliver and correctly insert Tir into host-cell membranes independent of eukaryotic cell functions.

  1. Transformational III-V Electronics

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    Nour, Maha A.

    2014-04-01

    Flexible electronics using III-V materials for nano-electronics with high electron mobility and optoelectronics with direct band gap are attractive for many applications. This thesis describes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) compatible process for transforming traditional III-V materials based electronics into flexible one. The thesis reports releasing 200 nm of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) from 200 nm GaAs / 300 nm Aluminum Arsenide (AlAs) stack on GaAs substrate using diluted hydrofluoric acid (HF). This process enables releasing a single top layer compared to peeling off all layers with small sizes at the same time. This is done utilizing a network of release holes that contributes to the better transparency (45 % at 724 nm wavelengths) observed. Fabrication of metal oxide semiconductor capacitor (MOSCAPs) on GaAs is followed by releasing it to have devices on flexible 200 nm GaAs. Similarly, flexible GaSb and InP fabrication process is also reported to transform traditional electronics into large-area flexible electronics.

  2. Translational coupling in Escherichia coli of a heterologous Bacillus subtilis-Escherichia coli gene fusion.

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    Zaghloul, T I; Doi, R H

    1986-01-01

    The efficient expression in Escherichia coli of the Tn9-derived chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.28) gene fused distal to the promoter and N terminus of the Bacillus subtilis aprA gene was dependent on the initiation of translation from the ribosome-binding site in the aprA gene.

  3. ELECTROPHORETIC MOBILITIES OF ESCHERICHIA COLI 0157:H7 AND WILD-TYPE ESCHERICHIA COLI STRAINS

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    The electrophoretic mobility (EPM) of a number of human-virulent and "wild-type" Escherichia coli strains in phosphate buffered water was measured. The impact of pH, ionic strength, cation type (valence) and concentration, and bacterial strain on the EPM was investigated. Resul...

  4. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Samonella, Shigella and Yersinia: cellular aspects of host-bacteria interactions in enteric diseases

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    Reis Roberta

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A successful infection of the human intestine by enteropathogenic bacteria depends on the ability of bacteria to attach and colonize the intestinal epithelium and, in some cases, to invade the host cell, survive intracellularly and disseminate from cell to cell. To accomplish these processes bacteria have evolved an arsenal of molecules that are mostly secreted by dedicated type III secretion systems, and that interact with the host, subverting normal cellular functions. Here we overview the most important molecular strategies developed by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, Shigella flexneri, and Yersinia enterocolitica to cause enteric infections. Despite having evolved different effectors, these four microorganisms share common host cellular targets.

  5. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: foe or innocent bystander?

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    Hu, Jia; Torres, Alfredo G.

    2015-01-01

    Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) remain one the most important pathogens infecting children and they are one of the main causes of persistent diarrhea worldwide. Historically, typical EPEC (tEPEC), defined as those isolates with the attaching and effacement (A/E) genotype (eae+), which possess bfpA+ and lack the stx- genes are found strongly associated with diarrheal cases. However, occurrence of atypical EPEC (aEPEC; eae+ bfpA- stx-) in diarrheal and asymptomatic hosts has made investigators question the role of these pathogens in human disease. Current epidemiological data is helping answering the question whether EPEC is mainly a foe or an innocent bystander during infection. PMID:25726041

  6. Dynamics of chromosome segregation in Escherichia coli

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    Nielsen, Henrik Jørck

    2007-01-01

    Since the 1960’es the conformation and segregation of the chromosome in Escherichia coli has been a subject of interest for many scientists. However, after 40 years of research, we still know incredibly little about how the chromosome is organized inside the cell, how it manages to duplicate...... this incredibly big molecule and separate the two daughter chromosomes and how it makes sure that the daughter cells receives one copy each. The fully extended chromosome is two orders of magnitude larger than the cell in which it is contained. Hence the chromosome is heavily compacted in the cell...

  7. Escherichia coli photoreactivating enzyme: purification and properties

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    Snapka, R.M.; Sutherland, B.M.

    1980-01-01

    Researchers have purified large quantities of Escherichia coli photoreactivating enzyme to apparent homogeneity and have studied its physical and chemical properties. The enzyme has a molecular weight of 36,800 and a S/sub 20,w/ 0 of 3.72 S. Amino acid analysis revealed an apparent absence of tryptophan, a low content of aromatic residues, and the presence of no unusual amino acids. The N terminus is arginine. The purified enzyme contained up to 13% carbohydrate by weight. The carbohydrate was composed of mannose, galactose, glucose, and N-acetylglucosamine. The enzyme is also associated with RNA containing uracil, adenine, guanine, and cytosine with no unusual bases detected

  8. Multiplex Genome Editing in Escherichia coli

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    Ingemann Jensen, Sheila; Nielsen, Alex Toftgaard

    2018-01-01

    Lambda Red recombineering is an easy and efficient method for generating genetic modifications in Escherichia coli. For gene deletions, lambda Red recombineering is combined with the use of selectable markers, which are removed through the action of, e.g., flippase (Flp) recombinase. This PCR......-based engineering method has also been applied to a number of other bacteria. In this chapter, we describe a recently developed one plasmid-based method as well as the use of a strain with genomically integrated recombineering genes, which significantly speeds up the engineering of strains with multiple genomic...

  9. VIRUS DEL PAPILOMA HUMANO REACCIONES ADVERSAS DE LOS MEDICAMENTOS Y EL PAPEL DE LOS MEDIOS MASIVOS DE COMUNICACIÓN.

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    Martalucía Tamayo Fernández

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A raíz del reciente fenómeno sucedido en Carmen de Bolívar, mucho se ha especulado sobre lo que allí pueda estar pasando y se ha puesto sobre el tapete un tema tan delicado e importante para la salud pública de nuestro país, como es el uso masivo de vacunas y más aún, de la vacuna del papiloma humano (VPH. Estos hechos y las noticias ciertas o verdaderas que la prensa y la televisión han mostrado, nos llevan a preguntarnos una vez más por la responsabilidad y el papel de los medios masivos de comunicación en estas situaciones de reacciones adversas a medicamentos o a biológicos. Este artículo analiza los aspectos históricos de la noticia, su impacto en la persona que la recibe, la ética del periodismo y la inconveniencia de la presión sobre el comunicador, quien debe responder por el impacto que genere entre la gente que sigue a un determinado medio, lo que influye en sus ganancias.

  10. Encuentro entre lectura en papel y lectura digital: hacia una gramática de lectura en los entornos virtuales

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    Valeria Levratto

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    Full Text Available En la era digital, las formas de leer viven transformaciones que cambian las dinámicas y coordenadas espacio-temporales de siempre. El lenguaje escrito -impreso y lineal- durante mucho tiempo ha sido el propio de la lectura, y ha sido el epicentro del conocimiento, dejando en una posición subalterna otras formas de adquirir el saber. En este artículo, se describen las características de la lectura digital, que anhelan ser un primer paso para definir una gramática para esta lectura. Se delinean sus características, que incluyen cuestiones cognitivas, hápticas e hipertextuales. Se incide en cómo la lectura digital no debería competir con la lectura tradicional porque, en realidad, el pasado y el presente pueden conjugarse en nuevas formas de hibridaciones culturales; se traza un panorama del papel de la lectura en la narrativa transmedia. Comprender los aspectos que interesan a la naturaleza de la lectura digital es uno de los caminos para poder moverse, con conocimiento crítico, en unos escenarios virtuales que nos ofrecen posibilidades inéditas de creación y acceso al saber.

  11. Oficina Terapêutica de Mosaico de Papel: o lugar da materialidade no campo da Terapia Ocupacional

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    Maria Cecilia Martins Ribeiro Corrêa

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo versa sobre uma experiência clínica denominada Oficina Terapêutica de Mosaico de Papel, concebida para atendimento grupal de pessoas com deficiência física, em situação de exclusão e vulnerabilidade social. Esta intervenção, ainda em curso, ocorre no âmbito da Terapia Ocupacional, orientando-se no pensamento psicanalítico, sobretudo em Winnicott. O artigo discute os temas: escolha e uso dos materiais na terapia ocupacional, análise do potencial terapêutico e alcance deste enquadre clínico. Aproxima-se destas questões por meio da narrativa da construção coletiva do primeiro quadro da oficina. Os encontros abriram novas dimensões da experiência da clínica e das condições existenciais e dos sofrimentos experimentados pelos participantes. A efetividade terapêutica dessa intervenção, que transita na interface entre arte e produção de saúde, mostra-se pela possibilidade de novos fazeres, de novos papéis diante do outro, de participar mais de perto da vida comunitária.

  12. El papel de la energía renovable en la competitividad un bosquejo de México

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    Laura Leticia Laurent Martínez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre la energía y el desarrollo parece incuestionable. Entre más energía y más requerimientos tecnológicos haya que poner en juego para producirla, más avanzados se consideran los países. Sin embargo, los criterios están cambiando aceleradamente, aunque sin las repercusiones esperadas por los defensores de la competitividad. En este artículo se presenta un panorama global del bienestar de los seres vivos mediante la sustitución de las energías provenientes de los fósiles y de la fisión nuclear por energía renovable (er. Se prosigue con una serie de argumentaciones sobre el papel que desempeñan las energías renovables en la competitividad sustentable en relación con la competitividad efímera. Finalizamos con una breve descripción de la posición de México en el renglón de la er, la cual ofrece un marco para una reflexión crítica de las restricciones de la sustentabilidad en México

  13. Abordaje psicosocial de la diversidad y papel de formas organizativas en la estructuración de contextos organizacionales instituidos

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    Erico Rentería Pérez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Como resultado de dos estudios se propone la estructuración de contextos organizacionales instituidos a través de la creación, mantenimiento o eliminación de formas organizativas que particularizan, dan forma y articulan las acciones de gestión en organizaciones. Se toman versiones en uso de la literatura especializada, actores sociales y documentos oficiales sobre Formas Organizativas en una organización empresarial. Literatura y documentos reportan formas asociadas a jerarquías, especialización, articulación del trabajo y maximización de resultados. Versiones de estas fuentes se reproducen o modifican en las concepciones y prácticas de actores sociales de las organizaciones y se reconocen esas Formas Organizativas como parte de la estructura real con múltiples papeles posibles. Cruzando parámetros de caracterización inferidos para Contextos Organizacionales Instituidos con niveles de actuación y formas organizativas, se discute la estructuración como orden negociado, como tejido social en interfase entre lo oficializado y los diversos cotidianos.

  14. Aproximaciones teóricas al prólogo: su papel en la narrativa española reciente

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    Arroyo Redondo, Susana

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Of all the paratextual elements that transform a text into a book, the preface plays a fundamental role due to its length, location and creative nuances. Therefore, this article offers a descriptive analysis of the preface’s functions and taxonomy, with comments on its values. The article concludes by pointing out the autonomy and polysemy that the preface has acquired in contemporary literature.Entre todos los elementos paratextuales que contribuyen a convertir un texto en libro, el prólogo literario desempeña un papel fundamental a causa de su extensión, su situación y sus matices creativos. Por ello, el presente artículo propone un análisis descriptivo de la función y taxonomía del prólogo, así como reflexiones sobre su valor pragmático y diferencial. Las conclusiones apuntarán al valor autónomo y polisémico que este importante elemento paratextual ha ido adquiriendo modernamente.

  15. El papel de la "Demopedia" en la democracia participativa || The Role of “Demopedia” in Participatory Democracy

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    Jose María Seco Martínez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN. La democracia participativa es una concepción contra-hegemónica, porque no acepta la prevalencia del capitalismo sobre la democracia, como en el caso de la democracia representativa. No busca tanto la gobernabilidad como la justicia social y la distribución del poder entre la gente. En el tránsito hacia la misma juega un papel decisivo la formación crítica de los ciudadanos. Por eso, la regeneración de la democracia, con sus contenidos reales de participación política, pasa necesariamente por la demopedia participativa.   ABSTRACT. Participatory democracy is an idea opposed to hegemony because it does not accept Capitalism superiority over democracy, as it happens in representative democracy. Its aim is mainly to achieve social justice and power distribution among people, more than governability. However, in its transition, a critical community training would play an important part. Education and democracy are closely related, that is why, the regeneration of democracy, with its real contents of political participation, depends on education. Teaching democracy means serving the community.

  16. El Juez en el neoconstitucionalismo y su papel en el sistema de control difuso de constitucionalidad en Colombia

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    Ingrid Regina Petro González

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El presente ensayo tiene un enfoque de investigación cualitativo y un alcance descriptivo, por ello, la metodología utilizada para su construcción corresponde a la revisión documental o bibliográfica que permitiese analizar el papel de los jueces en el control difuso de constitucionalidad, teniendo en cuenta el marco del neconstitucionalismo colombiano. El principal hallazgo obtenido es que el papel de los jueces en un ordenamiento jurídico no debe sobreentenderse como el cumplimiento de funcio- nes mecánicas y prestablecidas, sino que debe obedecer al contexto social en el que se desempeña e ir de la mano con el desa- rrollo de los pueblos, ampliamente marcado por la evolución del derecho que rige en ellos. Así pues, el neoconstitucionalismo como teoría del derecho, plantea el estudio de las nuevas formas, conceptos, procedimientos, entre otros; que surgen a partir de las constituciones modernas y que imponen retos a todas las instituciones, entre ellas las judiciales. El sistema de control difuso de constitucionalidad es una de las figuras que exige ser analizada, estructurada y asumida como un reto a la luz del neoconstitucionalismo en la experiencia y el contexto propio colombiano.Palabras clave: Neoconstitucionalismo, Control difuso de constitucionalidad, Constitucionalización.Abstract This essay has a qualitative research approach and a descriptive scope, therefore the methodology used for its construction corresponds to the documentary or bibliographical review that would allow analyzing the role of judges in the diffuse control of constitutionality, in the context of Colombian neoconstitutionalism. The main finding is that the role of judges in a legal system should not be understood as the fulfillment of pre-establish, mechanical functions, but they must obey the social con- text in which they work and go hand in hand with the development of peoples significantly marked by the evolution of the law

  17. Acreditación formal y social : el papel de la evaluación académica cualitativa

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    Víctor Manuel Gómez

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    Full Text Available En este documento se proponen algunas dimensiones cualitativas básicas en la auto o hetero-evaluación académica: los valores prevalecientes en esa comunidad respecto a la función social del programa o institución; el papel asignado a las funciones de generación de nuevos conocimientos; el grado de interdisciplinariedad existente en la docencia y la investigación; la opción -implícita o explícita- entre diversos modelos pedagógicos; el grado de flexibilidad o estandarización curricular, y la importancia relativa de criterios y objetivos de ‘equidad’ social, en la definición de los propósitos y estructura del programa o institución. Dimensiones cualitativas que le otorgan “sentido” propósito y orientación, a los indicadores o índices cuantitativos, que conformarán el Sistema de Información, previsto en la Ley 30.

  18. Visita domiciliar em saúde mental: o papel do psicólogo em questão

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    Ana Paula da Cunha Pietroluongo

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo principal discutir a visita domiciliar em saúde mental, refletindo acerca dos sentidos construídos nas relações estabelecidas entre os membros da equipe multidisciplinar, entre equipe e família e intermembros do sistema familiar, e, assim, contribuir para a capacitação familiar e conseqüente inclusão social do usuário de saúde mental. Tendo como base a experiência em um hospital psiquiátrico do DF, foi delineada uma tríade atitudinal para ancorar este trabalho dentro dos pressupostos da reforma psiquiátrica: a ética, a ação teórica e a postura reflexiva. Concluiu-se que é a partir do questionamento de conceitos já naturalizados sobre a doença mental como incapacitadora e alienante, e a família como culpada e incapaz de cuidar, que o usuário pode ter a sua cidadania retomada. Por ser conhecedor da importância das relações para a construção de sentidos e pela sua disponibilidade para a escuta, definiu-se o papel do psicólogo dentro da equipe, na visita domiciliar, como precursor dessa mudança relacional.

  19. Burnout e identificación con el grupo: el papel del apoyo social en un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales

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    Gabriela Topa-Cantisano

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio descriptivo mediante encuestas consiste en establecer la influencia de la identificación con el grupo en el síndrome de burnout y el papel mediador del apoyo social en tal relación. La muestra está formada por 494 empleados dentro de 99 grupos de trabajo. Estos empleados pertenecían a una amplia variedad de organizaciones. Los análisis a nivel descriptivo mostraron una relación negativa (r = -0,35 entre falta de eficacia profesional e identificación grupal. A nivel predictivo los resultados mostraron que los participantes altamente identificados con su grupo muestran menores niveles de burnout y que el apoyo social media parcialmente las relaciones entre la identificación grupal y el cansancio emocional. Los resultados sugieren la intervención con aquellas organizaciones a las que pertenecen estos profesionales en orden a incrementar su identificación grupal y a proporcionarles apoyo social.

  20. Búsqueda de sensaciones y consumo de alcohol: el papel mediador de la percepción de riesgos y beneficios

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    Beatriz González-Iglesias

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La búsqueda de sensaciones es una de las variables de personalidad más estrechamente ligadas con la adopción de distintas conductas de riesgo, especialmente el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas. Además, la búsqueda de sensaciones influye en la valoración que los individuos realizan sobre los riesgos y sus posibles consecuencias. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la relación entre la búsqueda de sensaciones y el consumo de alcohol en una muestra de 356 jóvenes con edades comprendidas entre los 18 y los 25 años. Además, hemos querido explorar el posible efecto mediador de las percepciones sesgadas de los individuos sobre los posibles riesgos y beneficios asociados al alcohol en la relación entre la personalidad y el consumo de alcohol. Los resultados obtenidos confirman la importancia de la búsqueda de sensaciones en la explicación del consumo de alcohol de los jóvenes y el papel mediador de las percepciones de riesgos y beneficios en la explicación de dicha relación. En la discusión del trabajo se analizan sus importantes implicaciones prácticas a la hora de diseñar intervenciones específicas dirigidas a prevenir los riesgos asociados al consumo de alcohol en jóvenes.

  1. Ensino fundamental: papel do professor, motivação e estimulação no contexto escolar

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    Cynthia Bisinoto Evangelista de Oliveira

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta dados de professores do Ensino Fundamental, analisando o entendimento do papel do professor no processo de estimulação e manutenção do interesse dos alunos pela escola. O referencial teórico adotado compreende o desenvolvimento humano pela interação social mediada, utilizando como instrumento um roteiro de entrevista semi-estruturado aplicado a cinco professoras, abordando temas da formação, concepções sobre "bons e maus alunos" e definições sobre estimulação e motivação. Os resultados, analisados em uma perspectiva qualitativa-descritiva, mostram concepções de bom aluno, valorizando aspectos da cultura escolar e a participação ativa dos alunos. Há a satisfação pela profissão, contudo, queixas da má remuneração e desvalorização no magistério. Não há descrição objetiva para os conceitos de motivação e estimulação. Percebe-se a necessidade de instrumentalizar estes docentes para atuarem como mediadores no processo de ensino-aprendizagem, buscando coerência nas concepções dos professores e dos alunos, evitando desinteresses, processos de fracasso e evasão escolar.

  2. Configuração familiar, género e coping em adolescentes: papel dos pares

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    Mónica Costa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Relações interpessoais estabelecidas no contexto de institucionalização, nomeadamente com os pares, são fontes relevantes de suporte emocional e facilitador do processo adaptativo na fase de transição para a adultícia. O objectivo do presente estudo prende-se com a análise da qualidade da ligação de adolescentes aos pares e do seu efeito preditor nas estratégias de coping dos jovens. Pretende-se ainda testar o papel moderador da configuração familiar e do género na associação entre a ligação aos pares e as estratégias de coping. A amostra é composta por 311 adolescentes, 145 institucionalizados e 166 de famílias tradicionais, entre os 14 e os 18 anos, de ambos os géneros. A recolha de dados foi realizada através da Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965, Inventory of Peer and Parental Attachment (Armsden & Greenberg, 1987 e o COPE Inventory (Carver, Weintraub & Scheider, 1989. Os resultados sugerem que a qualidade da ligação aos pares se mostra relevante na predição das estratégias de coping adaptativas (coping activo e uso de suporte social emocional.

  3. El Papel Funcionamiento y la Comunicación Familiar en los Síntomas Psicosomáticos

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    Nayeli Rivero-Lazcano

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio ha sido la comprobación del papel de las variables familiares (cohesión, adaptabilidad y satisfacción, en la relación de la comunicación con los síntomas psicosomáticos. Se utilizaron el modelo de los Patrones de Comunicación Familiar (Koerner y Fitzpatrick, 2004 y el Modelo Circumplejo (Olson, 2000 para estudiar la comunicación y el funcionamiento familiar, respectivamente. Para ello se contó con una muestra de 455 participantes de diversas universidades del País Vasco. Los resultados parecen encontrar mayor número de síntomas en los miembros de familias con liderazgo irregular y con roles poco claros y menor número de síntomas físicos cuando se permite la expresión y el intercambio de ideas, pensamientos y sentimientos. Con este estudio se abre una nueva línea de investigación que permitirá profundizar en la comprensión de los síntomas psicosomáticos.

  4. El papel de la asertividad sexual en la sexualidad humana: una revisión sistemática

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    Pablo Santos-Iglesias

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la asertividad sexual ha generado resultados que demuestran su importancia y su papel fundamental en la sexualidad humana. En este estudio teórico se lleva a cabo una revisión sistemática de los principales resultados obtenidos en estos estudios. Después de una búsqueda en las principales bases de datos se obtiene un total de 76 trabajos publicados entre 1980 y 2009, que demuestran que la asertividad sexual es un factor determinante tanto de la respuesta sexual como del funcionamiento sexual humano. Además se relaciona de forma directa con una visión positiva de la sexualidad humana y con algunas variables sociodemográficas como el sexo, aunque esta relación no está clara. Otros estudios ponen de manifiesto que es un factor de protección ante experiencias de abuso y victimización sexual, así como ante conductas sexuales de riesgo. Se discuten los resultados y se plantea la necesidad de incluir la asertividad sexual de forma específica, más que la asertividad general, en los programas educativos y en intervenciones con poblaciones en situación de riesgo.

  5. O papel exercido pela mulher no comércio do centro de Tubarão

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    Jéssica Lippert Policarpo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo destaca os resultados parciais obtidos no Projeto de Iniciação Científica da Faculdade Senac Tubarão 2011, o qual investiga o papel exercido pela mulher no comércio de rua do Centro de Tubarão. Para tanto, far-se-á um retrospecto da evolução da atuação feminina em sociedade, sobretudo, no mundo corporativo. Em seguida, será exposta a metodologia do trabalho, bem como os resultados parciais alcançados. No que diz respeito à metodologia, este artigo apoia-se, inicialmente, em pesquisa bibliográfica e, posteriormente, na pesquisa. A primeira parte envolveu a aplicação de questionário junto a um contingente de gestores do universo de pesquisa proposto. Percebeu-se, neste contingente (parte do grupo de gestores entrevistados, que os homens têm prevalência na gestão dos estabelecimentos comerciais, embora seja crescente a participação da mulher no comando dessas organizações. 

  6. El papel de la cultura popular en la construcción de la identidad nacional mexicana: los fandangos jarochos

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    Melba Sonderegger

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La convergencia global causada por el uso masivo de los medios y tecnologías de comunicación, así como la replicación del sistema capitalista en las economías mundiales, amenazó con homogenizar culturalmente las prácticas humanas. Sin embargo, la globalización se concretó con antítesis locales: la reafirmación de las identidades nacionales, así como el intento de reivindicar particularismos culturales a través de iniciativas y políticas de reconocimiento a la diversidad cultural. En estas páginas se analiza el papel de la revitalización de la cultura popular en la construcción de la identidad nacional mexicana; en específico, el caso de los fandangos jarochos en su transición de lo rural a lo urbano y los fandangos fronterizos en el marco de la globalización.

  7. Papel da informação na área da qualidade: do fordismo ao capitalismo cognitivo

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    Vanessa de Arruda JORGE

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva analisar o papel da informação nas principais mudanças ocorridas na área da qualidade, de modo associado às transformações no trabalho. Com base em pesquisa e análise bibliográfica, desenvolveu-se um quadro analítico, em que se apresenta uma periodização dando conta da evolução das mudanças da informação, ao longo das diferentes fases históricas da qualidade, em sua relação com as transformações no trabalho, desde o fordismo até o capitalismo cognitivo. Conclui-se que a informação ganhou maior destaque nos processos de qualidade a partir do momento em que ganha também importância o trabalho imaterial, cognitivo e linguístico, como gerador de valor e inovação, configurando-se como elemento chave para a qualidade.

  8. El papel de los factores psicológicos en la escalada deportiva: un análisis cualitativo

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    Xavier S\\u00E1nchez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La influencia de los factores psicológicos en el rendimiento deportivo está en general ampliamente demostrada. Sin embargo, existen pocos trabajos estudiando esta relación en la escalada. Antes de aplicar programas de entrenamiento psicológicos en esta disciplina deportiva y estudiar su impacto, es necesario determinar qué habilidades psicológicas influyen en el rendimiento del escalador. Así pues, el objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el papel que los aspectos psicológicos tienen en el rendimiento en escalada. Se entrevistaron diez escaladores de alto nivel, con estudios en educación física y experiencia como entrenadores de escalada. Las entrevistas grabadas y transcritas verbatim fueron analizadas en su contenido utilizando una estrategia cualitativa mixta (inductiva y deductiva. Los resultados indicaron que los procesos básicos de captación y procesamiento de información (anticipación, atención-(reconcentración, memorización e imaginería, los aspectos motivacionales (autoeficacia, autoconfianza y motivación, y los mecanismos emocionales (estrés, gestión de la activación y gestión del riesgo influyen decisivamente en la práctica de la escalada. Se discuten las implicaciones de la psicología del deporte en la escalada.

  9. Electroforese em papel das proteínas do líqüido cefalorraquidiano: IV. valores normais

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    A. Spina-França

    1960-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram analisadas, mediante electroforese em papel, as proteínas do LCR cisternal de 30 pessoas adultas (13 sadias e 17 portadoras de neuroses; as médias encontradas em relação às diversas frações proteicas foram as seguintes: pré-albumina 2,2%; albumina 51,6%; globulinas α1 5,0%, α2 8,7%, β (incluindo os percentuais da fração τ 21,6% e γ 10,9%. Em relação aos resultados encontrados para as frações proteicas do soro sangüíneo de 30 pessoas adultas (17 normais e 13 portadoras de neuroses incluindo 7 daquelas cujo LCR foi estudado, o perfil das proteínas do LCR mostrou-se diferente, pois no LCR verifica-se a presença da fração pré-albumina, maior riqueza em globulinas β e pequeno teor de γ-globulina.

  10. Identification of Genes Important for Growth of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Escherichia coli in Urine

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    Vejborg, Rebecca Munk; de Evgrafov, Mari Cristina Rodriguez; Phan, Minh Duy

    2012-01-01

    Escherichia coli is the most important etiological agent of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Unlike uropathogenic E. coli, which causes symptomatic infections, asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) E. coli strains typically lack essential virulence factors and colonize the bladder in the absence...

  11. O PAPEL DA GESTÃO DE PESSOAS NA ESTRATÉGIA: UM ESTUDO DE CASO EM UMA EMPRESA DO SETOR AUTOMOTIVO DO PARANÁ

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    Camila Bruning

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo discute-se o papel da gestão de pessoas para o alcance dos objetivos estratégicos da organização por meio de estudo de caso em uma empresa do setor automotivo localizada no Paraná. A hipótese que se verifica é a de que a gestão de pessoas tem papel estratégico ao ir além de suas tradicionais atividades administrativas de recursos humanos e passar a atuar integrada com a gestão estratégica do negócio, trabalhando para promover a aprendizagem organizacional, a gestão da cultura organizacional e o comprometimento, através de práticas que que tem como consequencia o sequestro da subjetividade do trabalhador (Faria e Meneghetti 2001.

  12. Papel de AMPK en la regulación del metabolismo y proliferación celular durante el proceso de tumorogénesis

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    Ríos García, Marcos

    2012-01-01

    AMPK es un sensor energético y ha sido relacionado con la inhibición de rutas anabólicas, apoptosis y ciclo celular. Aunque su papel en la homeostasis metabólica está bien documentado, su posible función en cáncer es todavía poco conocida. El principal objetivo de este estudio ha sido analizar el papel de AMPK en metabolismo y proliferación de células tumorales, evaluando las implicaciones de dos rutas de señalización celular; Raf/MEK/ERK y PI3K/Akt. Para este fin hemos usado un modelo de gli...

  13. NUEVO ENFOQUE DEL NEGOCIO DE LAS TARJETAS BANCARIAS EN ESPAÑA Y EL NUEVO PAPEL A DESARROLLAR POR EL COMERCIANTE

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    Castillo Peces, Carlos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar los elementos básicos del nuevo enfoque de las entidades financieras españolas para su negocio de tarjetas bancarias, así como el nuevo papel que podría tener el comerciante para su desarrollo. Para ello se envió un cuestionario a 60 responsables de este negocio en dichas entidades. De las respuestas recogidas en los 44 cuestionarios recibidos, se concluye que este nuevo enfoque deberá hacer más hincapié en las operaciones de financiación al consumo mediante tarjeta bancaria. Así mismo, se verifica que el comerciante deberá tener un papel relevante y retribuido como prescriptor de estas operaciones.

  14. Orientaciones y paradojas del papel de la universidad pública ante los desafíos sociales y políticos de México

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    José Antonio Ramírez Díaz

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente texto, examina el papel definido a la universidad en los instrumentos de política pública en México. En el momento que afronta el reto de identificar el impacto de problemas sociales como la violencia, la pobreza, la desigualdad y la emergencia de nuevos desafíos políticos como son la ingobernabilidad en entidades federativas y el descrédito a los procesos electorales y a los órganos políticos. El núcleo de la reflexión es la pertinencia de los diagnósticos y las estrategias de atención elaboradas en los planes y programas de los gobiernos federal y estatal que definen su papel como institución. Palabras clave: educación superior; política educativa; política social.

  15. A Gestão de Projetos e o Papel da Comunicação na Gestão de Projetos

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    Aboobakar, Rahissa

    2014-01-01

    A presente dissertação descreve e analisa a Gestão de Projetos e o seu contínuo crescimento, o papel da comunicação e do gestor de projetos e a importância destes nas organizações. No âmbito deste trabalho de investigação, foi elaborada uma revisão de literatura que começa com uma introdução à gestão e aprofunda a temática Gestão de Projetos. É ainda realizada uma abordagem teórica ao papel da comunicação no âmbito da gestão de projetos. De forma a alcançar os objetivos, foi realizado u...

  16. Formation constants of Sm(III), Dy(III), Gd(III), Pr(III) and Nd(III) complexes of tridentate schiff base, 2-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl-methylene) amino] phenol

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    Omprakash, K.L.; Chandra Pal, A.V.; Reddy, M.L.N.

    1982-01-01

    A new tridentate schiff base, 2- (1H-benzimidazol-2-yl-methylene)amino phenol derived from benzimididazole-2-carbo-xaldehyde and 2-aminophenol has been synthesised and characterised by spectral and analytical data. Proton-ligand formation constants of the schiff base and metal-ligand formation constants of its complexes with Sm(III), Dy(III), Gd(III), Nd(III) and Pr(III) have been determined potentiometrically in 50% (v/v) aqueous dioxane at an ionic strength of 0.1M (NaClO 4 ) and at 25deg C using the Irving-Rossotti titration technique. The order of stability constants (logβ 2 ) is found to be Sm(III)>Dy(III)>Gd(III)>Pr(III)>Nd(III). (author)

  17. Formation constants of Sm(III), Dy(III), Gd(III), Pr(III) and Nd(III) complexes of tridentate schiff base, 2-((1H-benzimidazol-2-yl-methylene) amino) phenol

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    Omprakash, K L; Chandra Pal, A V; Reddy, M L.N. [Osmania Univ., Hyderabad (India). Dept. of Chemistry

    1982-03-01

    A new tridentate schiff base, 2- (1H-benzimidazol-2-yl-methylene)amino phenol derived from benzimididazole-2-carbo-xaldehyde and 2-aminophenol has been synthesised and characterised by spectral and analytical data. Proton-ligand formation constants of the schiff base and metal-ligand formation constants of its complexes with Sm(III), Dy(III), Gd(III), Nd(III) and Pr(III) have been determined potentiometrically in 50% (v/v) aqueous dioxane at an ionic strength of 0.1M (NaClO/sub 4/) and at 25deg C using the Irving-Rossotti titration technique. The order of stability constants (log..beta../sub 2/) is found to be Sm(III)>Dy(III)>Gd(III)>Pr(III)>Nd(III).

  18. El papel del Estado en la configuración de la realidad actual de las sociedades pesqueras en México

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    Aura Ramírez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama general sobre las sociedades pesqueras que históricamente se han desarrollado en el territorio mexicano, y enfatiza en el papel desempeñado por el Estado en la configuración de las mismas a partir de la década de 1940, vinculándolo con los retos y desafíos que dichas sociedades enfrentan hoy día.

  19. Papel del estrés oxidativo en el desarrollo de la enfermedad hepática alcohólica

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    M. Galicia-Moreno

    2014-04-01

    Conclusiones: El estrés oxidativo tiene un papel importante en el desarrollo del daño hepático por alcohol y las moléculas que actualmente han mostrado un efecto hepatoprotector en ensayos preclínicos y clínicos necesitan someterse a más estudios que demuestren su eficacia para considerarlos como tratamientos adyuvantes de esta enfermedad.

  20. Programmable type III-A CRISPR-Cas DNA targeting modules.

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    H Travis Ichikawa

    Full Text Available The CRISPR-Cas systems provide invader defense in a wide variety of prokaryotes, as well as technologies for many powerful applications. The Type III-A or Csm CRISPR-Cas system is one of the most widely distributed across prokaryotic phyla, and cleaves targeted DNA and RNA molecules. In this work, we have constructed modules of Csm systems from 3 bacterial species and heterologously expressed the functional modules in E. coli. The modules include a Cas6 protein and a CRISPR locus for crRNA production, and Csm effector complex proteins. The expressed modules from L. lactis, S. epidermidis and S. thermophilus specifically eliminate invading plasmids recognized by the crRNAs of the systems. Characteristically, activation of plasmid targeting activity depends on transcription of the plasmid sequence recognized by the crRNA. Activity was not observed when transcription of the crRNA target sequence was blocked, or when the opposite strand or a non-target sequence was transcribed. Moreover, the Csm module can be programmed to recognize plasmids with novel target sequences by addition of appropriate crRNA coding sequences to the module. These systems provide a platform for investigation of Type III-A CRISPR-Cas systems in E. coli, and for introduction of programmable transcription-activated DNA targeting into novel organisms.