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  1. Reflections on FAC mechanisms

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    Lister, Derek H. [New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton, NB (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Uchida, Shunsuke [Institute of Applied Energy, Tokyo (Japan)

    2010-10-15

    Flow-accelerated corrosion of carbon steel in steam-raising systems is obviously dominated by fluid-dynamic parameters such as turbulence and by water chemistry that promotes dissolution of the normally protective magnetite film; the mechanism is often formulated simply as the product of the mass transfer coefficient and the undersaturation in dissolved iron. Additives to the coolant, such as dissolved oxygen or ammonia, and elements in the steel, such as chromium, are then considered to inhibit flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC) by making the magnetite less soluble. This approach can be useful for predicting locations susceptible to FAC and for supporting proposals for palliative treatments, for example. It is rarely an accurate predictor of FAC rate, however, which may be attributable to its being applied in situations where surface reactions play a part. These issues are discussed in the light of recent research results and it is suggested that mechanisms introducing elements of mixed control may often be more appropriate. (orig.)

  2. Fac

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    2016-05-04

    May 4, 2016 ... modeling approach (observed variable), and a proposed model was ... organization with basic requirement for ... ontology, KM strategy and management, ... and planning 4) culture 5) organization ..... Journal of Marketing.

  3. Determination of 8B(p,gamma)9C reaction rate from 9C breakup

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    Fukui, Tokuro; Minomo, Kosho; Yahiro, Masanobu

    2012-01-01

    The astrophysical factor of the 8B(p,gamma)9C at zero energy, S18(0), is determined from three-body model analysis of 9C breakup processes. The elastic breakup 208Pb(9C,p8B)208Pb at 65 MeV/nucleon and the one-proton removal reaction of 9C at 285 MeV/nucleon on C and Al targets are calculated with the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (CDCC) and the eikonal reaction theory (ERT), respectively. The asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) of 9C in the p-8B configuration extracted from the two reactions show good consistency, in contrast to in the previous studies. As a result of the present analysis, S18(0) = 66 \\pm 10 eVb is obtained.

  4. Study of Neutron Deficient ^9C

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    Belarge, Joseph; Rogachev, G. V.; Blackmon, J.; Wiedenhover, I.; Baby, L.; Johnson, E. D.; Kuchera, A. N.; Koshchiy, E.; Lai, J.; Linhardt, L.; Macon, K.; Matos, M.; Santiago-Gonzalez, D.

    2012-10-01

    Development of theoretical framework that allows the combination of nuclear structure calculations with the continuum is an important objective of modern nuclear theory [1,2]. Due to the low binding energy of exotic isotopes even the lowest excited states are unbound and therefore it is essential to take the continuum into account. We studied the structure of the lightest bound carbon isotope, ^9C, through ^8B+p resonance scattering using the new active target detector ANASEN [3]. The experiment was performed at the John D. Fox Superconducting Accelerator Laboratory at FSU. A rare isotope beam of ^8B ions was produced using the radioactive nuclear beam facility RESOLUT. Pure hydrogen gas was used as a target and also as an active medium for the gas proportional counters of the ANASEN detector. The analysis of the p+^8B excitation functions was performed using the R-Matrix approach. The preliminary results will be presented.[4pt] [1] A. Volya, Phys. Rev. C 79, 044308 (2009).[0pt] [2] S. Quaglioni and P. Navr'atil, PRL 101, 092501 (2008).[0pt] [3] M. Matos, et al.,Proc. Intern. Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos XI, July 19-23 2010, Heidelberg, Germany, p.226(2010).

  5. Radius of 9C from the Asymptotic Normalization Coefficient

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    LI Zhi-Hong; GUO Bing; LIU Wei-Ping; BAI Xi-Xiang; LIAN Gang; SU Jun; YAN Sheng-Quan; WANG Bao-Xiang; ZENG Sheng

    2005-01-01

    @@ The asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) of9 C = 8 B+p deduced from 8 Li(d, p)9 Li reaction is used to obtainthe root-mean-square (rms) radius of the loosely bound proton in the 9C ground state. We obtain 1/2 = 3.61 fmfor the valence proton, which is significantly larger than the matter radius of 9 C. The probability of the valence proton outside the matter radius of 9 C is greater than 60%. The present work supports the conclusion that 9 Chas a proton halo structure.

  6. Comparative analysis of stress responses of H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts following treatment with doxorubicin and tBOOH

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    Döhrmann, Mareike; Schorr, Anne; Hülsenbeck, Johannes

    2012-01-01

    Cardiotoxicity is the major dose-limiting adverse effect of anthracyclines and is hypothesized to result from damage induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) or inhibition of topoisomerase II. Here, we comparatively analyzed the effect of doxorubicin and the organic peroxide tertiary-butylhydrope......Cardiotoxicity is the major dose-limiting adverse effect of anthracyclines and is hypothesized to result from damage induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) or inhibition of topoisomerase II. Here, we comparatively analyzed the effect of doxorubicin and the organic peroxide tertiary......-butylhydroperoxide (tBOOH) on stress responses of rat cardiomyblast cells (H9c2). Moreover, we investigated the impact of serum factors and the novel prototypical protein kinase CK2 inhibitor resorufin on the sensentivity of H9c2 cells exposed to doxorubicin or tBOOH. Measuring cell viability by use of the WST assay...... as well as cell cycle progression and apoptotic death by FACS-based methods, we found that the sensitivity of H9c2 cells to doxorubicin and tBOOH was differently affected by both serum factors and resorufin. Formation of reactive oxygen species was observed after exposure of H9c2 cells to high doses (i...

  7. EquiFACS: The Equine Facial Action Coding System.

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    Wathan, Jen; Burrows, Anne M; Waller, Bridget M; McComb, Karen

    2015-01-01

    Although previous studies of horses have investigated their facial expressions in specific contexts, e.g. pain, until now there has been no methodology available that documents all the possible facial movements of the horse and provides a way to record all potential facial configurations. This is essential for an objective description of horse facial expressions across a range of contexts that reflect different emotional states. Facial Action Coding Systems (FACS) provide a systematic methodology of identifying and coding facial expressions on the basis of underlying facial musculature and muscle movement. FACS are anatomically based and document all possible facial movements rather than a configuration of movements associated with a particular situation. Consequently, FACS can be applied as a tool for a wide range of research questions. We developed FACS for the domestic horse (Equus caballus) through anatomical investigation of the underlying musculature and subsequent analysis of naturally occurring behaviour captured on high quality video. Discrete facial movements were identified and described in terms of the underlying muscle contractions, in correspondence with previous FACS systems. The reliability of others to be able to learn this system (EquiFACS) and consistently code behavioural sequences was high--and this included people with no previous experience of horses. A wide range of facial movements were identified, including many that are also seen in primates and other domestic animals (dogs and cats). EquiFACS provides a method that can now be used to document the facial movements associated with different social contexts and thus to address questions relevant to understanding social cognition and comparative psychology, as well as informing current veterinary and animal welfare practices.

  8. EquiFACS: The Equine Facial Action Coding System.

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    Jen Wathan

    Full Text Available Although previous studies of horses have investigated their facial expressions in specific contexts, e.g. pain, until now there has been no methodology available that documents all the possible facial movements of the horse and provides a way to record all potential facial configurations. This is essential for an objective description of horse facial expressions across a range of contexts that reflect different emotional states. Facial Action Coding Systems (FACS provide a systematic methodology of identifying and coding facial expressions on the basis of underlying facial musculature and muscle movement. FACS are anatomically based and document all possible facial movements rather than a configuration of movements associated with a particular situation. Consequently, FACS can be applied as a tool for a wide range of research questions. We developed FACS for the domestic horse (Equus caballus through anatomical investigation of the underlying musculature and subsequent analysis of naturally occurring behaviour captured on high quality video. Discrete facial movements were identified and described in terms of the underlying muscle contractions, in correspondence with previous FACS systems. The reliability of others to be able to learn this system (EquiFACS and consistently code behavioural sequences was high--and this included people with no previous experience of horses. A wide range of facial movements were identified, including many that are also seen in primates and other domestic animals (dogs and cats. EquiFACS provides a method that can now be used to document the facial movements associated with different social contexts and thus to address questions relevant to understanding social cognition and comparative psychology, as well as informing current veterinary and animal welfare practices.

  9. Dinucleon correlation of $^9$Li, $^{10}$Be, and $^{9,10}$C

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    Kobayashi, Fumiharu

    2013-01-01

    We study the dinucleon (dineutron and diproton) correlation of the ground states of $^9$Li, $^{10}$Be, and $^{9,10}$C. We assume an $\\alpha+t$ core for $^9$Li, an $\\alpha+\\alpha$ core for $^{10}$Be and $^{10}$C, and an $\\alpha+^3$He core for $^9$C, and investigate the effect of core structure changes on the degree of dineutron formation and spatial expansion from the core. For $^9$Li, $t$ cluster breaking in the core significantly enhances the dineutron component inside the nuclei. Moreover, its component markedly depends on the strength of the spin-orbit interaction since a dineutron is fragile and dissociates readily due to the spin-orbit interaction. Compared with $^9$Li, the dineutron of $^{10}$Be dissociates largely due to the stronger spin-orbit attraction from the $\\alpha+\\alpha$ core than the $\\alpha+t$ core. We also investigate diproton features in $^{9,10}$C, the mirror nuclei of $^9$Li and $^{10}$Be, respectively, and compare them with the dineutron features of $^9$Li and $^{10}$Be. No qualitative ...

  10. Possibility of Ionospheric Cause of FACs and Convection Field in the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System: The Harang Reversal, Premidnight Upward-FAC, and the Ionospheric Hall Polarization Field

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    Nakamizo, A.; Yoshikawa, A.

    2016-12-01

    Whereas it is generally thought that Birkeland Currents (FACs) are generated in the magnetosphere and that the ionospheric convection reflects the magnetospheric convection, we present a possibility that the ionosphere drives FACs and the convection field in the M-I system. We apply this idea to the Harang Reversal (HR) for demonstration. By using an ionospheric potential solver we calculate the electrostatic field for given distributions of FACs and conductance. The result shows that a conspicuous structure resembling HR is generated even for a symmetric distribution of the R1-type FACs and that the Hall polarization field is produced at the equatorward boundary of the auroral region as the primary currents diverge/converge at the conductance gradient there, which causes the potential deformation (HR). Conventionally HR has been considered to be of the magnetospheric origin, and a ring current model actually produces the corresponding structure in the magnetosphere [e.g., Erickson et al., 1991]. Observationally the divE equivalent to HR is consistent with the premidnight upward-FAC seen in Iijima and Potemra's diagram. A recent theoretical study [Ohtani et al., 2016] proposes that HR is a required structure for the interchange stability of the magnetotail in the presence of the R1 and R2-FAC systems including a premidnight upward-FAC. Returning to our result, the important point is that HR is reproduced at the conductance edge by the ionospheric polarization field, for which the primary field originates from the R1-FACs distributed far from that region. We also suggest: (i) In a more realistic finite ΣA, the total ionospheric polarization is partly released by a FAC, which may be a part of the premidnight upward-FAC. (ii) However, existing simulation models do not allow this type of current closure, and accordingly they may enhance the HR structure in the magnetosphere. This discussion should hold generally and would promote the global M-I coupling studies to the

  11. mer and fac isomerism in tris chelate diimine metal complexes.

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    Dabb, Serin L; Fletcher, Nicholas C

    2015-03-14

    In this perspective, we highlight the issue of meridional (mer) and facial (fac) orientation of asymmetrical diimines in tris-chelate transition metal complexes. Diimine ligands have long been the workhorse of coordination chemistry, and whilst there are now good strategies to isolate materials where the inherent metal centered chirality is under almost complete control, and systematic methodologies to isolate heteroleptic complexes, the conceptually simple geometrical isomerism has not been widely investigated. In systems where the two donor atoms are significantly different in terms of the σ-donor and π-accepting ability, the fac isomer is likely to be the thermodynamic product. For the diimine complexes with two trigonal planar nitrogen atoms there is much more subtlety to the system, and external factors such as the solvent, lattice packing and the various steric considerations play a delicate role in determining the observed and isolable product. In this article we discuss the possibilities to control the isomeric ratio in labile systems, consider the opportunities to separate inert complexes and discuss the observed differences in their spectroscopic properties. Finally we report on the ligand orientation in supramolecular systems where facial coordination leads to simple regular structures such as helicates and tetrahedra, but the ability of the ligand system to adopt a mer orientation enables self-assembled structures of considerable beauty and complexity.

  12. Hexaaquairon(II bis[fac-tribromidotricarbonylferrate(II

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    Eva Becker

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [Fe(H2O6][FeBr3(CO3]2, both Fe atoms have an octahedral coordination and the bromide carbonyl complex has a fac-stereochemistry. The [Fe(H2O6]2+ octahedron has point symmetry overline{1} and is slightly compressed along one O—Fe—O axis. The [FeBr3(CO3]− anion has point symmetry 1 and mean bond lengths of Fe—Br = 2.455 (5 Å and Fe—C = 1.809 (2 Å. The cation and anion complexes are mutually linked via O—H...Br hydrogen bonds with O...Br distances of 3.340 (3 to 3.388 (3 Å.

  13. Blend Shape Interpolation and FACS for Realistic Avatar

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    Alkawaz, Mohammed Hazim; Mohamad, Dzulkifli; Basori, Ahmad Hoirul; Saba, Tanzila

    2015-03-01

    The quest of developing realistic facial animation is ever-growing. The emergence of sophisticated algorithms, new graphical user interfaces, laser scans and advanced 3D tools imparted further impetus towards the rapid advancement of complex virtual human facial model. Face-to-face communication being the most natural way of human interaction, the facial animation systems became more attractive in the information technology era for sundry applications. The production of computer-animated movies using synthetic actors are still challenging issues. Proposed facial expression carries the signature of happiness, sadness, angry or cheerful, etc. The mood of a particular person in the midst of a large group can immediately be identified via very subtle changes in facial expressions. Facial expressions being very complex as well as important nonverbal communication channel are tricky to synthesize realistically using computer graphics. Computer synthesis of practical facial expressions must deal with the geometric representation of the human face and the control of the facial animation. We developed a new approach by integrating blend shape interpolation (BSI) and facial action coding system (FACS) to create a realistic and expressive computer facial animation design. The BSI is used to generate the natural face while the FACS is employed to reflect the exact facial muscle movements for four basic natural emotional expressions such as angry, happy, sad and fear with high fidelity. The results in perceiving the realistic facial expression for virtual human emotions based on facial skin color and texture may contribute towards the development of virtual reality and game environment of computer aided graphics animation systems.

  14. Effect of Cr content on the FAC of pipe material at 150 .deg. C

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    Park, Tae Jun; Kim, Hong Pyo [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-06-15

    Flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) of the carbon steel piping in nuclear power plants (NPPs) has been major issue in nuclear industry. During the FAC, a protective oxide layer on carbon steel dissolves into flowing water leading to a thinning of the oxide layer and accelerating corrosion of base material. As a result, severe failures may occur in the piping and equipment of NPPs. Effect of alloying elements on FAC of pipe materials was studied with rotating cylinder FAC test facility at 150 .deg. C and at flow velocity of 4m/s. The facility is equipped with on line monitoring of pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen(DO) and temperature. Test solution was the demineralized water, and DO concentration was less than 1 ppb. Surface appearance of A 106 Gr. B which is used widely in secondary pipe in NPPs showed orange peel appearance, typical appearance of FAC. The materials with Cr content higher than 0.17wt.% showed pit. The pit is thought to early degradation mode of FAC. The corrosion product within the pit was enriched with Cr, Mo, Cu, Ni and S. But S was not detected in SA336 F22V with 2.25wt.% Cr. The enrichment of Cr and Mo seemed to be related with low, solubility of Cr and Mo compared to Fe. Measured FAC rate was compared with Ducreaux's relationship and showed slightly lower FAC rate than Ducreaux's relationship.

  15. Image files of PCR data plotted on the FACS profiles - Plabrain DB | LSDB Archive [Life Science Database Archive metadata

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    Full Text Available List Contact us Plabrain DB Image files of PCR data plotted on the FACS profiles Data detail Data name Image... files of PCR data plotted on the FACS profiles DOI 10.18908/lsdba.nbdc01108-002 Description of data content...s FACS-based single-cell PCR data was plotted on the FACS profile, in which cells are sorted by DNA content ...(Hoechst33342) and cell size (CalceinAM). Blue dots indicate the +cells. Individual FACS profile...earch . Data file File name: planaria_facs_profile.zip File URL: http://togodb.biosciencedbc.jp/togodb/view/

  16. A new FACS approach isolates hESC derived endoderm using transcription factors.

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    Yuqiong Pan

    Full Text Available We show that high quality microarray gene expression profiles can be obtained following FACS sorting of cells using combinations of transcription factors. We use this transcription factor FACS (tfFACS methodology to perform a genomic analysis of hESC-derived endodermal lineages marked by combinations of SOX17, GATA4, and CXCR4, and find that triple positive cells have a much stronger definitive endoderm signature than other combinations of these markers. Additionally, SOX17(+ GATA4(+ cells can be obtained at a much earlier stage of differentiation, prior to expression of CXCR4(+ cells, providing an important new tool to isolate this earlier definitive endoderm subtype. Overall, tfFACS represents an advancement in FACS technology which broadly crosses multiple disciplines, most notably in regenerative medicine to redefine cellular populations.

  17. Humanoid Robot Head Design Based on Uncanny Valley and FACS

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    Jizheng Yan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Emotional robots are always the focus of artificial intelligence (AI, and intelligent control of robot facial expression is a hot research topic. This paper focuses on the design of humanoid robot head, which is divided into three steps to achieve. The first step is to solve the uncanny valley about humanoid robot, to find and avoid the relationship between human being and robot; the second step is to solve the association between human face and robot head; compared with human being and robots, we analyze the similarities and differences and explore the same basis and mechanisms between robot and human analyzing the Facial Action Coding System (FACS, which guides us to achieve humanoid expressions. On the basis of the previous two steps, the third step is to construct a robot head; through a series of experiments we test the robot head, which could show some humanoid expressions; through human-robot interaction, we find people are surprised by the robot head expression and feel happy.

  18. FACS-based single-cell PCR data - Plabrain DB | LSDB Archive [Life Science Database Archive metadata

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    Full Text Available g the gene expression on the FACS profile are also included. A set of the image f...) and cell size (CalceinAM). Blue dots indicate the +cells. The FACS profile image is displayed when you cli

  19. ATL_FAC: usSEABED facies data for the entire U.S. Atlantic Coast

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The facies data layer (_FAC.txt) is a point coverage of known sediment samplings, inspections, and probings from the usSEABED data collection and integrated using...

  20. Determination of Cry9C protein in processed foods made with StarLink corn.

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    Diaz, Carmen; Fernandez, Cecilia; McDonald, Regina; Yeung, Jupiter M

    2002-01-01

    StarLink (Aventis CropScience US) hybrid corn has been genetically modified to contain a pesticidal protein, Cry9C, which makes it more resistant than traditional varieties to certain types of corn insect pests. Unlike other varieties of genetically engineered corn, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorized the use of StarLink corn for animal feed and industrial use only, not for human consumption. However, some Cry9C-containing corn was mistakenly or inadvertently comingled with yellow corn intended for human food use. Because corn containing the Cry9C construct was not approved for human use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers food containing it to be adulterated. Consequently, this regulatory violation resulted in hundreds of recalls of corn-based products, such as taco shells, containing cry9C DNA. Detecting the novel protein in StarLink corn is an emerging issue; therefore, there is no standardized or established analytical method for detecting Cry9C protein in processed foods. We developed a procedure for quantitation of Cry9C protein, with validation data, in processed food matrixes with a limit of quantitation at 1.7 ng/g (ppb), using a commercial polyclonal antibody-based Cry9C kit that was intended for corn grain samples. Intra- and interassay coefficients of variation were 2.8 and 11.8%, respectively. Mean recoveries were 73 and 85% at 2 and 5 ng/g Cry9C fortifications, respectively, for 19 control non-StarLink corn-based matrixes. Our data demonstrate only 0-0.5% of Cry9C protein survived the processing of tortilla chips and soft tortillas made from 100% StarLink corn, resulting in levels from below the detection limit to 45 ppb.

  1. Plant volatile eliciting FACs in lepidopteran caterpillars, fruit flies, and crickets: a convergent evolution or phylogenetic inheritance?

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    Naoko eYoshinaga; Hiroaki eAbe; Sayo eMorita; Tetsuya eYoshida; Takako eAboshi; Masao eFukui; Tumlinson, James H.; Naoki eMori

    2014-01-01

    Fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs), first identified in lepidopteran caterpillar spit as elicitors of plant volatile emission, also have been reported as major components in gut tracts of Drosophila melanogaster and cricket Teleogryllus taiwanemma. The profile of FAC analogs in these two insects was similar to that of tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, showing glutamic acid conjugates predominantly over glutamine conjugates. The physiological function of FACs is presumably to enhance nitrog...

  2. Air Power Versus a Fielded Force: The Misty Facs Of Vietnam and the A-10 Facs of Kosovo a Comparative Analysis

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    2002-06-01

    then grab a quick steak before heading to the Misty bar. Here they reenact the day’s events for other Misty FACs over a mug or two of liquid...the punishment portion of NATO’s coercive carrot and stick strategy. The initial target...to over 500. 48 R. Jeffrey Smith and William Drozdiak, Anatomy of a Purge , Washington Post, April 11, 1999, A1. 74 assets during pre-mission

  3. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1BKGD-1XI9C [Confc[Archive

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    Full Text Available 1BKGD-1XI9C 1BKG 1XI9 D C MRGLSRRVQAMKPSATVAVNAKALELRRQGVDLVALTAG...EP---DFDTPEHVKEAARRALAQGKTKYAPPAGIPELREALAEKFRRENGLSVTPEETIVTVGGKQALFNLFQAILDPGDEVIVLSPYWVSYPEMVRFAGGVVVEVET...DTSPIA-PDEVRAAERLLE-AGVAVVPGTDF---AAFGHVRLSYATSEENLRKALERFARVL--- --RASKRALSVE-YAIRDVVLPARELEKKGIKVIRLNIGD...PVKFDFQPPEHMKEAYCKAIKEGHNYYGDSEGLPELRKAIVEREKRKNGVDITPDDVRVTAAVTEALQLIFGALLDPGDEILVPGPSYPPYTGLVKF...1BKG D 1BKGD TAGEP---DFDTP

  4. ENDEAVOUR: Phase 3 Multicenter Study of Revusiran (ALN-TTRSC) in Patients With Transthyretin (TTR) Mediated Familial Amyloidotic Cardiomyopathy (FAC)

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    2016-10-11

    Transthyretin (TTR) Mediated Familial Amyloidotic Cardiomyopathy (FAC); Amyloidosis, Hereditary; Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial; Amyloid Neuropathies; Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Transthyretin-Related; Familial Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis

  5. 7 CFR 1945.18 - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Agriculture Council (FAC).

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Agriculture Council (FAC). 1945.18 Section 1945.18 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE, RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE...

  6. Automated face analysis by feature point tracking has high concurrent validity with manual FACS coding.

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    Cohn, J F; Zlochower, A J; Lien, J; Kanade, T

    1999-01-01

    The face is a rich source of information about human behavior. Available methods for coding facial displays, however, are human-observer dependent, labor intensive, and difficult to standardize. To enable rigorous and efficient quantitative measurement of facial displays, we have developed an automated method of facial display analysis. In this report, we compare the results with this automated system with those of manual FACS (Facial Action Coding System, Ekman & Friesen, 1978a) coding. One hundred university students were videotaped while performing a series of facial displays. The image sequences were coded from videotape by certified FACS coders. Fifteen action units and action unit combinations that occurred a minimum of 25 times were selected for automated analysis. Facial features were automatically tracked in digitized image sequences using a hierarchical algorithm for estimating optical flow. The measurements were normalized for variation in position, orientation, and scale. The image sequences were randomly divided into a training set and a cross-validation set, and discriminant function analyses were conducted on the feature point measurements. In the training set, average agreement with manual FACS coding was 92% or higher for action units in the brow, eye, and mouth regions. In the cross-validation set, average agreement was 91%, 88%, and 81% for action units in the brow, eye, and mouth regions, respectively. Automated face analysis by feature point tracking demonstrated high concurrent validity with manual FACS coding.

  7. Automated facial coding: validation of basic emotions and FACS AUs in FaceReader

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    P. Lewinski; T.M. den Uyl; C. Butler

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we validated automated facial coding (AFC) software—FaceReader (Noldus, 2014)—on 2 publicly available and objective datasets of human expressions of basic emotions. We present the matching scores (accuracy) for recognition of facial expressions and the Facial Action Coding System (FAC

  8. Relationship between FAC at plasma sheet boundary layers and AE index during storms from August to October,2001

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    DUNLOP; M

    2008-01-01

    Unlike the previous single (dual) satellite observation, the four ClusterII satellites make it possible to directly compute the continuous field-aligned current (FAC) density according to the magnetic data from them and to enable the investigation of the relationship between the FAC and geomagnetic activity. This paper analyzes the observation data when the Cluster satellites crossed the plasma sheet bound- ary layer (PSBL) in the magnetotail during the two magnetic storms in August to October 2001. According to the data, during the magnetic storms the relationship between the variations of FAC and AE index turned out to be: 1) FAC was obviously increasing during the storms; 2) FAC density was approximately negatively corre- lated with AE index from the sudden commencement to the early main phase of the storm; 3) they were approximately positively correlated during the late main phase and early recovery phase; 4) they were no apparent correlation during the late re- covery phase.

  9. EFFECT OF FATTY-ACID CONCENTRATE (FAC AND CARNITINE ON PERFORMANCE, PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION AND MEAT QUALITY OF BROILER CHICKENS

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    Ryadchikov V. G.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available An experiment was conducted to examine the effect of fatty acid concentrate (FAC, as a new source of energy and carnitine on performance, physiological condition and meat quality of broiler chickens. In experiment there were four groups of 80 chickens of cross Hubbard each (males: females=40:40 in age period 0-41 days. 1 group (control received in during the periods 0-14, 15-28 and 29-41days, sunflower oil (SO respectively 5.34%, 5.50%, and 6.10%, group 2 received the same amounts of FAC instead SO, 3 group - mixture SO:FAC (50:50, 4 group -FAC + 0,25% carnitine. Final body weight: 1 group = 2574±29 g, 2 group FAC= 2553±27 g 3 group SO + FAC = 2531±34 g., 4 group FAC+0,25 carnitine = 2520±34 g. Feed conversion, digestibility of nutrients, blood hematology and biochemistry, the condition of organs, meat quality and cutting of carcass of chickens on FAC had no any differences from the same signs in chicks on SO. Carnitine had a positive effect on chicken growth only in the period 0-14 and less 15-28 days; in the period 29-41 days daily gain was below, than that in 1-3 groups. Canitine reduced the content of liver fat. Outcome: FAC is a satisfactory source of energy, comparable with vegetable oils. The price of FAC is 30% lower in comparison with sunflower oil and soybean oils, therefore its use in broiler poultry farming instead of vegetable oils will be of great economic importance

  10. Proton dripline studies at ISOLDE: {sup 31}Ar and {sup 9}C

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    Borge, M.J.G.; Fraile, L.M.; Tengblad, O.; Bergmann, U.O.C.; Fynbo, H.O.U.; Mukha, I.; Riisager, K.; Axelsson, L.; Jonson, B.; Nyman, G.; Markenroth, K.; Aeystoe, J.; Honkanen, A.; Jokinen, A.; Oinonen, M.; Jading, Y.; Martel, I.; Nilsson, T.; Wenander, F

    2002-04-22

    In this contribution examples of the application of new technologies to disentangle the mechanism of beta-delayed multiparticle emission are given. In particular the mechanism of {beta}-delayed two-proton emission from {sup 31}Ar has been resolved and proved to be sequential, a preview of {sup 9}C-decay data is discussed.

  11. Identification of Mutations in SDR9C7 in 6 Families with Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis

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    Hotz, A; Fagerberg, C; Vahlquist, A

    2017-01-01

    Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI) is a heterogeneous group of disorders of keratinization. To date, ARCI has been associated with following genes: ABCA12, ALOX12B, ALOXE3, CERS3, CYP4F22, NIPAL4, TGM1, PNPLA1 and recently SDR9C7 and SULT2B1.(1-6) Furthermore, seven patients from...

  12. Fluoride induces apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes via the mitochondrial pathway.

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    Yan, Xiaoyan; Wang, Lu; Yang, Xia; Qiu, Yulan; Tian, Xiaolin; Lv, Yi; Tian, Fengjie; Song, Guohua; Wang, Tong

    2017-09-01

    Numerous studies have shown that chronic excessive fluoride intake can adversely affect different organ systems. In particular, the cardiovascular system is susceptible to disruption by a high concentration of fluoride. The objectives of this study were to explore the mechanism of apoptosis by detecting the toxic effects of different concentrations of sodium fluoride (NaF) in H9c2 cells exposed for up to 96 h. NaF not only inhibited H9c2 cell proliferation but also induced apoptosis and morphological damage. With increasing NaF concentrations, early apoptosis of H9c2 cells was increased while the mitochondrial membrane potential was decreased. Compared with the control group, the mRNA levels of caspase-3, caspase-9, and cytochrome c all increased with increasing concentrations of NaF. In summary, these data suggest that apoptosis is involved in NaF-induced H9c2 cell toxicity and that activation of the mitochondrial pathway may occur. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Crystal structures of fac-trichloridotris(trimethylphosphane-κPrhodium(III monohydrate and fac-trichloridotris(trimethylphosphane-κPrhodium(III methanol hemisolvate: rhodium structures that are isotypic with their iridium analogs

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    Joseph S. Merola

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The crystal structures of two solvates of fac-trichloridotris(trimethylphosphane-κPrhodium(III are reported, i.e. one with water in the crystal lattice, fac-[RhCl3(Me3P3]·H2O, and one with methanol in the crystal lattice, fac-[RhCl3(Me3P3]·0.5CH3OH. These rhodium compounds exhibit distorted octahedral coordination spheres at the metal and are isotypic with the analogous iridium compounds previously reported by us [Merola et al. (2013. Polyhedron, 54, 67–73]. Comparison is made between the rhodium and iridium compounds, highlighting their isostructural relationships.

  14. Crystallization and Structure Determination of Fac-Triammin-Aquo-Oxalato-Cobalt (III-Nitrate Monohydrate

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    Cristian G. Hrib

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, fac-triammin-aquo-oxalato-cobalt(III-nitrate monohydrate, fac-[Co(NH33(C2O4(H2O]NO3·H2O (2, was prepared according to an original synthetic protocol published exactly 100 years ago by Alfred Werner by dissolving the indigo-blue non-electrolyte complex mer-triammin-chloro-oxalato-cobalt(III, mer-[Co(NH33(C2O4Cl] (1, in boiling half-concentrated nitric acid. Contrary to the literature, it did not crystallize directly from the reaction mixture, but crystallization could be induced by saturating the solution with NaClO4. The structure of 2 has monoclinic (P21/n symmetry. The crystal structure displays an extensive array of N–H···O and O–H···O hydrogen bonding.

  15. Re-casting the FAC Net: People, Platforms, and Policy in Forward Air Control

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    Folder 11, Box 01, The Jan Churchill Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, accessed November 8, 2014, http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu...a hillside or into a boxed canyon or something like that. There are times when it just isn’t feasible for fighters to hit targets in a certain...Vallentiny, VNAF FAC Operations in SVN, 11. 70 Capt Joseph Potter , OV-10 Operations in SEAsia, Project CHECO, (September 15, 1969), 10–11, K717.0413-60

  16. Safe sorting of GFP-transduced live cells for subsequent culture using a modified FACS vantage

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    Sørensen, T U; Gram, G J; Nielsen, S D

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    BACKGROUND: A stream-in-air cell sorter enables rapid sorting to a high purity, but it is not well suited for sorting of infectious material due to the risk of airborne spread to the surroundings. METHODS: A FACS Vantage cell sorter was modified for safe use with potentially HIV infected cells. S...... culture. CONCLUSIONS: Sorting of live infected cells can be performed safely and with no deleterious effects on vector expression using the modified FACS Vantage instrument.......BACKGROUND: A stream-in-air cell sorter enables rapid sorting to a high purity, but it is not well suited for sorting of infectious material due to the risk of airborne spread to the surroundings. METHODS: A FACS Vantage cell sorter was modified for safe use with potentially HIV infected cells...... culture. RESULTS: The bacteriophage sorting showed that the biologically active material was confined to the sorting chamber. A failure mode simulating a nozzle blockage resulted in detectable droplets inside the sorting chamber, but no droplets could be detected when an additional air suction from...

  17. Breakup and finite-range effects on the 8B(d,n)9C reaction

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    Fukui, Tokuro; Yahiro, Masanobu

    2014-01-01

    The astrophysical factor of 8B(p,{\\gamma})9C at zero energy, S18(0), is determined by a three-body coupled-channels analysis of the transfer reaction 8B(d,n)9C at 14.4 MeV/nucleon. Effects of the breakup channels of deuteron are investigated with the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (CDCC). It is found that the transfer process through the deuteron breakup states, its interference with that through the deuteron ground state in particular, gives a large increase in the transfer cross section. The finite-range effects with respect to the proton- neutron relative coordinate are found to be less than 5%. As a result of the present analysis, S18(0) = 33 +/- 10 eVb is obtained that is smaller than the result of the previous DWBA analysis by about 26%.

  18. Effects of Pairing Correlations on Formation of Proton Halo in 9C

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    HAN Rui; LI Jia-Xing; YAO Jiang-Ming; JI Juan-Xia; WANG Jian-Song; HU Qiang

    2010-01-01

    @@ Properties for the ground state of 9C are studied in the relativistic continuum Hartree-Bogoliubov theory with the NLSH,NLLN and TM2 effective interactions.Pairing correlations are taken into account by a density-dependent δ-force with the pairing strength for protons determined by fitting either to the experimental binding energy or to the odd-even mass difference from the five-point formula.The effects of pairing correlations on the formation of proton halo in the ground state of 9C are examined.The halo structure is shown to be formed by the partially occupied valence proton levels p3/2 and p1/2.

  19. Trigonelline protects the cardiocyte from hydrogen peroxide induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells

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    Soundharrajan Ilavenil; Da Hye Kim; Young-Il Jeong; Mariadhas Valan Arasu; Mayakrishnan Vijayakumar; Ponnuraj Nagendra Prabhu; Srisesharam Srigopalram; Ki Choon Choi

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To elucidate the key parameters associated with hydrogen peroxide induced oxidative stress and investigates the mechanism of trigonelline (TG) for reducing the H2O2 induced toxicity in H9c2 cells. Methods: Cytotoxicity and antioxidant activity of TG was assessed by EZ-CYTOX kit. RNA extraction and cDNA synthesized according to the kit manufacture protocol. Apoptosis was measured by the Flowcytometry, general PCR and qPCR. Results: It was found that the TG significantly rescued the morphology of the H9c2 cells. Treatment of cells with TG attenuated H2O2 induced cell deaths and improved the antioxidant activity. In addition, TG regulated the apoptotic gene caspase-3, caspase-9 and anti-apoptotic gene Bcl-2, Bcl-XL during H2O2 induced oxidative stress in H9c2 cells. These results were comparable with quercetin treatment. For evident, flow cytometer results also confirmed the TG significantly reduced the H2O2 induced necrosis and apoptosis in H9c2 cells. However, further increment of TG concentration against H2O2 could induce the necrosis and apoptosis along with H2O2. Conclusions: It is suggested that less than 125 μM of TG could protect the cells from H2O2 induced cell damage by down regulating the caspases and up regulating the Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL expression. Therefore, we suggest the trigonelline could be useful for treatment of oxidative stress mediated cardiovascular diseases in future.

  20. Oorreding in 1 Korintiërs 3:9c-23

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Persuasion in 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23 This article is an attempt to analyse 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23 from a perpective different to approaches which tend to force ancient rhetorical categories on the letter. The analysis is done in terms of what is called “a grounded theoretical approach”. This ap- proach is briefly defined, followed by a description of the rheto- rical situation of the letter and a systematic analysis of these fifteen verses. The focus is on the manner in which Paul ar- gues, the types of argument he uses and the rhetorical tech- niques that could enhance the impact of his communication. It is shown that all these strategies and techniques enable him to achieve his rhetorical objectives in 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23. The conclusion is that a text-based approach with its focus on the functional aspects of the text provides a good (or better alternative to existing approaches which focus on the formal aspects of the text.

  1. V{sub 18}P{sub 9}C{sub 2}. A complex phosphide carbide

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    Boller, Herbert [Linz Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Anorganische Chemie; Effenberger, Herta [Wien Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Mineralogie und Kristallographie

    2016-08-01

    V{sub 18}P{sub 9}C{sub 2} crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pmma with the lattice parameters a = 17.044(3), b = 3.2219(7), and c = 13.030(2) Aa, Z = 2. The crystal structure is composed of 19 symmetry-independent atoms. The crystal structure is considered as a network formed by the transition metal atoms exhibiting cubic, trigonal prismatic, and octahedral voids centered by V, P, and C atoms, respectively. Vice versa, the V and P atoms form a three-dimensional network. The two CV{sub 6} octahedra are edge- and corner-connected to chains running parallel to [010]. The five unique P atoms are trigonal prismatically coordinated by V atoms with one to three faces capped again by a V atom. The V atoms have mainly cubic environments formed solely by V or by V and P atoms. V{sub 18}P{sub 9}C{sub 2} exhibits some structural relations to other compounds of the ternary system V-P-C as well as to other intermetallic phases. Despite the low carbon content, V{sub 18}P{sub 9}C{sub 2} is considered as a ternary compound rather than an interstitially stabilized (binary) phosphide in view of its special structural features.

  2. Sulforaphane protects H9c2 cardiomyocytes from angiotensin II-induced hypertrophy.

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    Wu, Q-Q; Zong, J; Gao, L; Dai, J; Yang, Z; Xu, M; Fang, Y; Ma, Z-G; Tang, Q-Z

    2014-05-01

    Cardiac hypertrophy is an adaptive process of the heart in response to various stimuli, but sustained cardiac hypertrophy will finally lead to heart failure. Sulforaphane-extracted from cruciferous vegetables of the genus Brassica such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage-has been evaluated for its anticarcinogenic and antioxidant effects. To investigate the effect of sulforaphane on angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac hypertrophy in vitro. Embryonic rat heart-derived H9c2 cells were co-incubated with sulforaphane and Ang II. The cell surface area and mRNA levels of hypertrophic markers were measured to clarify the effect of sulforaphane on cardiac hypertrophy. The underlying mechanism was further investigated by detecting the activation of Akt and NF-κB signaling pathways. We found that H9c2 cells pretreated with sulforaphane were protected from Ang II-induced hypertrophy. The increasing mRNA levels of ANP, BNP, and β-MHC in Ang II-stimulated cells were also down-regulated after sulforaphane treatment. Moreover, sulforaphane repressed the Ang II-induced phosphorylation of Akt, GSK3β, mTOR, eIF4e, as well as of IκBα and NF-κB. Based on our results, sulforaphane attenuates Ang II-induced hypertrophy of H9c2 cardiomyocytes mediated by the inhibition of intracellular signaling pathways including Akt and NF-κB.

  3. The inhibitory effect of shakuyakukanzoto on K+ current in H9c2 cells.

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    Suganami, Azusa; Sakamoto, Kazuho; Ono, Tomoyuki; Watanabe, Hirotake; Hijioka, Nahoko; Murakawa, Masahiro; Kimura, Junko

    2014-01-01

    Shakuyakukanzoto (shao-yao-gan-cao-tang) is a commonly used Chinese traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of acute pain with muscle cramp. However, its mechanism of action is unclear. We previously reported that a low concentration of Kanzo (licorice) and isoliquiritigenin, a component of licorice, inhibited the potassium (K(+)) current in H9c2 cells. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the effects of Shakuyakukanzoto, Shakuyaku or Kanzo on the K(+) current (IKur) in H9c2 cells. Shakuyakukanzoto inhibited IKur in a concentration-dependent manner. The half-maximal concentration of Shakuyakukanzoto was approximately 1.3 mg/mL and the Hill coefficient was 1.2. The order of potency of inhibiting IKur was Kanzo>Shakuyakukanzoto>Shakuyaku. Glycyrrhizin, a major component of licorice, had no inhibitory effect on IKur. A small interfering RNA experiment indicated that IKur was most likely to be Kv2.1 in H9c2 cells. Our results suggest that Shakuyakukanzoto may normalize intracellular and extracellular K(+) balance by inhibiting IKur and reducing K(+) efflux, while the Na(+)-K(+) pump promotes K(+) influx into myofibers. Consequently, excess K(+) may be reduced from external space of myofibers. This may be a part of the Shakuyakukanzoto mechanism for improving muscle pain.

  4. Free-air ionization chamber, FAC-IR-300, designed for medium energy X-ray dosimetry

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    Mohammadi, S. M.; Tavakoli-Anbaran, H.; Zeinali, H. Z.

    2017-01-01

    The primary standard for X-ray photons is based on parallel-plate free-air ionization chamber (FAC). Therefore, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is tried to design and build the free-air ionization chamber, FAC-IR-300, for low and medium energy X-ray dosimetry. The main aim of the present work is to investigate specification of the FAC-IR-300 ionization chamber and design it. FAC-IR-300 dosimeter is composed of two parallel plates, a high voltage (HV) plate and a collector plate, along with a guard electrode that surrounds the collector plate. The guard plate and the collector were separated by an air gap. For obtaining uniformity in the electric field distribution, a group of guard strips was used around the ionization chamber. These characterizations involve determining the exact dimensions of the ionization chamber by using Monte Carlo simulation and introducing correction factors.

  5. GAPDH-silence preserves H9C2 cells from acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury.

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    Liang, Shao; Aiqun, Ma; Figtree, Gemma; Ping, Zhang

    2015-11-01

    Acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury, as a common environmental stress condition, is a basic condition of most pathophysiological processes. It has been approve that autophagy and oxidant stress could contribute to acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury. This study is aimed to examine the effect of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) silence on cell injury with acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury by autophagy and antioxidant stress pathway. GAPDH expression was silenced by siRNA in H9C2 cardiomyoblasts with acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury. Autophagy was detected by western blot for autophagy proteins and monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining for acidic substances. Pro-apoptosis protein and flow cytometry were used to assess cell apoptosis and death and intracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) relative concentration was measured. Oxidant stress was assessed by measuring 2'-7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate (DCFH-DA), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), glutathione (GSH) and super oxide dismutase (SOD). In this study, GAPDH-silence enhanced autophagy in H9C2 cells with acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury, decreased oxidant stress and increased antioxidant pathways; and reduced cell apoptosis and death. However, GAPDH-silence had no significant effect on cell energy. GAPDH pre-silence by siRNA reduces H9C2 cell death occurring via autophagy and anti-oxidative stress pathway in acute hypoxia and reoxygenation injury. This study enriches the understanding of GAPDH pathophysiology role, and provides potential new therapeutic targets for cardiac disease states characterized by oxidative stress. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Water-stable fac-{TcO₃}⁺ complexes - a new field of technetium chemistry.

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    Braband, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    The development of technetium chemistry has been lagging behind that of its heavier congener rhenium, primarily because the inherent radioactivity of all Tc isotopes has limited the number of laboratories that can study the chemistry of this fascinating element. Although technetium is an artificial element, it is not rare. Significant amounts of the isotope (99)Tc are produced every day as a fission byproduct in nuclear power plants. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the chemistry of (99)Tc is essential to avoid its release into the environment. In this article the chemistry of technetium at its highest oxidation state (+VII) is reviewed with a special focus on recent developments which make water-stable complexes of the general type [TcO(3)(tacn-R)](+) (tacn-R = 1,4,7-triazacyclononane or derivatives) accessible. Complexes containing the fac-{TcO(3)}(+) core display a unique reactivity. In analogy to [OsO(4)] and [RuO(4)], complexes containing the fac-{TcO(3)}(+) core undergo with alkenes metal-mediated, vicinal cis-dihydroxylation reactions (alkene-glycol interconversion) in water via a (3+2)-cycloaddition reaction. Therefore, water-stable fac-{(99m)TcO(3)}(+) complexes pave the way for a new labeling strategy for radiopharmaceutical applications, based on (3+2)-cycloaddition reactions. This new concept for the labeling of biomolecules with small [(99m)TcO(3)(tacn-R)](+)-type complexes by way of a (3+2)-cycloaddition with alkenes is discussed in detail. The herein reported developments in high-valent technetium chemistry create a new field of research with this artificial element. This demonstrates the potential of fundamental research to provide new impetus of innovation for the development of new methods for radiopharmaceutical applications.

  7. fac-Tris(pyridine-2-carboxylato-κ2N,Ocobalt(III

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    Irina A. Golenia

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [Co(C6H4NO23], the CoIII ion lies on a threefold rotation axis and is in a distorted octahedral environment defined by three N and three O donor atoms from three fac-disposed pyridine-2-carboxylate ligands. The ligands are coordinated in a chelate fashion, forming three five-membered rings. In the crystal, translationally related complex molecules are organized into columns along [001] via C—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  8. Isolation and Characterization of Frankia sp. Strain FaC1 Genes Involved in Nitrogen Fixation

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    1987-01-01

    Genomic DNA was isolated from Frankia sp. strain FaC1, an Alnus root nodule endophyte, and used to construct a genomic library in the cosmid vector pHC79. The genomic library was screened by in situ colony hybridization to identify clones of Frankia nitrogenase (nif) genes based on DNA sequence homology to structural nitrogenase genes from Klebsiella pneumoniae. Several Frankia nif clones were isolated, and hybridization with individual structural nitrogenase gene fragments (nifH, nifD, and n...

  9. Plant volatile eliciting FACs in lepidopteran caterpillars, fruit flies, and crickets: a convergent evolution or phylogenetic inheritance?

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    Yoshinaga, Naoko; Abe, Hiroaki; Morita, Sayo; Yoshida, Tetsuya; Aboshi, Takako; Fukui, Masao; Tumlinson, James H; Mori, Naoki

    2014-01-01

    Fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs), first identified in lepidopteran caterpillar spit as elicitors of plant volatile emission, also have been reported as major components in gut tracts of Drosophila melanogaster and cricket Teleogryllus taiwanemma. The profile of FAC analogs in these two insects was similar to that of tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, showing glutamic acid conjugates predominantly over glutamine conjugates. The physiological function of FACs is presumably to enhance nitrogen assimilation in Spodoptera litura larvae, but in other insects it is totally unknown. Whether these insects share a common synthetic mechanism of FACs is also unclear. In this study, the biosynthesis of FACs was examined in vitro in five lepidopteran species (M. sexta, Cephonodes hylas, silkworm, S. litura, and Mythimna separata), fruit fly larvae and T. taiwanemma. The fresh midgut tissues of all of the tested insects showed the ability to synthesize glutamine conjugates in vitro when incubated with glutamine and sodium linolenate. Such direct conjugation was also observed for glutamic acid conjugates in all the insects but the product amount was very small and did not reflect the in vivo FAC patterns in each species. In fruit fly larvae, the predominance of glutamic acid conjugates could be explained by a shortage of substrate glutamine in midgut tissues, and in M. sexta, a rapid hydrolysis of glutamine conjugates has been reported. In crickets, we found an additional unique biosynthetic pathway for glutamic acid conjugates. T. taiwanemma converted glutamine conjugates to glutamic acid conjugates by deaminating the side chain of the glutamine moiety. Considering these findings together with previous results, a possibility that FACs in these insects are results of convergent evolution cannot be ruled out, but it is more likely that the ancestral insects had the glutamine conjugates and crickets and other insects developed glutamic acid conjugates in a different way.

  10. Plant volatile eliciting FACs in lepidopteran caterpillars, fruit flies, and crickets: a convergent evolution or phylogenetic inheritance?

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    Yoshinaga, Naoko; Abe, Hiroaki; Morita, Sayo; Yoshida, Tetsuya; Aboshi, Takako; Fukui, Masao; Tumlinson, James H.; Mori, Naoki

    2013-01-01

    Fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs), first identified in lepidopteran caterpillar spit as elicitors of plant volatile emission, also have been reported as major components in gut tracts of Drosophila melanogaster and cricket Teleogryllus taiwanemma. The profile of FAC analogs in these two insects was similar to that of tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, showing glutamic acid conjugates predominantly over glutamine conjugates. The physiological function of FACs is presumably to enhance nitrogen assimilation in Spodoptera litura larvae, but in other insects it is totally unknown. Whether these insects share a common synthetic mechanism of FACs is also unclear. In this study, the biosynthesis of FACs was examined in vitro in five lepidopteran species (M. sexta, Cephonodes hylas, silkworm, S. litura, and Mythimna separata), fruit fly larvae and T. taiwanemma. The fresh midgut tissues of all of the tested insects showed the ability to synthesize glutamine conjugates in vitro when incubated with glutamine and sodium linolenate. Such direct conjugation was also observed for glutamic acid conjugates in all the insects but the product amount was very small and did not reflect the in vivo FAC patterns in each species. In fruit fly larvae, the predominance of glutamic acid conjugates could be explained by a shortage of substrate glutamine in midgut tissues, and in M. sexta, a rapid hydrolysis of glutamine conjugates has been reported. In crickets, we found an additional unique biosynthetic pathway for glutamic acid conjugates. T. taiwanemma converted glutamine conjugates to glutamic acid conjugates by deaminating the side chain of the glutamine moiety. Considering these findings together with previous results, a possibility that FACs in these insects are results of convergent evolution cannot be ruled out, but it is more likely that the ancestral insects had the glutamine conjugates and crickets and other insects developed glutamic acid conjugates in a different way. PMID

  11. Plant volatile eliciting FACs in lepidopteran caterpillars, fruit flies and crickets: a convergent evolution or phylogenetic inheritance?

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    Naoko eYoshinaga

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs, first identified in lepidopteran caterpillar spit as elicitors of plant volatile emission, also have been reported as major components in gut tracts of Drosophila melanogaster and cricket Teleogryllus taiwanemma. The profile of FAC analogs in these two insects was similar to that of tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, showing glutamic acid conjugates predominantly over glutamine conjugates. The physiological function of FACs is presumably to enhance nitrogen assimilation in Spodoptera litura larvae, but in other insects it is totally unknown. Whether these insects share a common synthetic mechanism of FACs is also unclear. In this study, the biosynthesis of FACs was examined in vitro in five lepidopteran species (M. sexta, Cephonodes hylas, silkworm, S. litura, and Mythimna separata, fruit fly larvae and T. taiwanemma. The fresh midgut tissues of all of the tested insects showed the ability to synthesize glutamine conjugates in vitro when incubated with glutamine and sodium linolenate. Such direct conjugation was also observed for glutamic acid conjugates in all the insects but the product amount was very small and did not reflect the in vivo FAC patterns in each species. In fruit fly larvae, the predominance of glutamic acid conjugates could be explained by a shortage of substrate glutamine in midgut tissues, and in M. sexta, a rapid hydrolysis of glutamine conjugates has been reported. In crickets, we found an additional unique biosynthetic pathway for glutamic acid conjugates. T. taiwanemma converted glutamine conjugates to glutamic acid conjugates by deaminating the side chain of the glutamine moiety. Considering these findings together with previous results, a possibility that FACs in these insects are results of convergent evolution can not be ruled out, but it is more likely that the ancestral insects had the glutamine conjugates and crickets and other insects developed glutamic acid conjugates in a

  12. Morphine Attenuated the Cytotoxicity Induced by Arsenic Trioxide in H9c2 Cardiomyocytes.

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    Amini-Khoei, Hossein; Hosseini, Mir-Jamal; Momeny, Majid; Rahimi-Balaei, Maryam; Amiri, Shayan; Haj-Mirzaian, Arya; Khedri, Mostafa; Jahanabadi, Samane; Mohammadi-Asl, Ali; Mehr, Shahram Ejtemaie; Dehpour, Ahmad Reza

    2016-09-01

    Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is an efficient drug for the treatment of the patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Inhibition of proliferation as well as apoptosis, attenuation of migration, and induction of differentiation in tumor cells are the main mechanisms through which ATO acts against APL. Despite advantages of ATO in treatment of some malignancies, certain harmful side effects, such as cardiotoxicity, have been reported. It has been well documented that morphine has antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, and cytoprotective properties and is able to attenuate cytotoxicity. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of morphine against ATO toxicity in H9c2 myocytes using multi-parametric assay including thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, caspase 3 activity, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) phosphorylation assay, and expression of apoptotic markers. Our results showed that morphine (1 μM) attenuated cytotoxicity induced by ATO in H9c2 cells. Results of this study suggest that morphine may have protective properties in management of cardiac toxicity in patients who receive ATO as an anti-cancer treatment.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of fac-Re(CO)3-aspartic-N-monoacetic acid, a structural analogue of a potential new renal tracer, fac-(99m)Tc(CO)3(ASMA).

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    Klenc, Jeffrey; Lipowska, Malgorzata; Taylor, Andrew T; Marzilli, Luigi G

    2012-09-01

    The reaction of an aminopolycarboxylate ligand, aspartic-N-monoacetic acid (ASMA), with [Re(CO)3(H2O)3](+) was examined. The tridentate coordination of ASMA to this Re(I) tricarbonyl precursor yielded fac-Re(CO)3(ASMA) as a mixture of diastereomers. The chemistry is analogous to that of the Tc(I) tricarbonyl complex, which yields fac-(99m)Tc(CO)3(ASMA) under similar conditions. The formation, structure, and isomerization of fac-Re(CO)3(ASMA) products were characterized by HPLC, (1)H NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. The two major fac-Re(CO)3(ASMA) diastereomeric products each have a linear ONO coordination mode with two adjacent five-membered chelate rings, but they differ in the endo or exo orientation of the uncoordinated acetate group, in agreement with expectations based on previous studies. Conditions have been identified for the expedient isomerization of fac-Re(CO)3(ASMA) to a mixture consisting primarily of one major product. Because different isomeric species typically have different pharmacokinetic characteristics, these conditions may provide for the practical isolation of a single (99m)Tc(CO)3(ASMA) species, thus allowing the isolation of the isomer that has optimal imaging and pharmacokinetic characteristics. This information will aid in the design of future (99m)Tc radiopharmaceuticals.

  14. 40 CFR 174.517 - Bacillus thuringiensis Cry9C protein in corn; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bacillus thuringiensis Cry9C protein... PLANT-INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS Tolerances and Tolerance Exemptions § 174.517 Bacillus thuringiensis... Bacillus thuringiensis Cry9C protein in corn is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance for...

  15. Precise Half-Life Measurement of the Superallowed beta emitter 10C

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    Iacob, V E; Golovko, V; Goodwin, J; Nica, N; Park, H I; Trache, L; Tribble, R E

    2007-01-01

    The half-life of 10C has been measured to be 19.310(4)s, a result with 0.02% precision, which is a factor of three improvement over the best previous result. Since 10C is the lightest superallowed 0+ --> 0+ beta emitter, its ft value has the greatest weight in setting an upper limit on the possible presence of scalar currents.

  16. Crystal Structure of the Fab Fragment of an Anti-factor IX Antibody 10C12

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    SHI Xiao-Li; ZENG Tu; HUANG Ming-Dong

    2008-01-01

    10C12 is an anticoagulant antibody identified from a phage display single-chain Fv human antibody library. It can be directed at the calcium-stabilized Gla domain of Factor-IX, an important coagulation factor in intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation cascade, and interfere with membrane anchoring of Factor IX, thus inhibiting blood coagulation function. 10C12 has been demonstrated as an effective anti-coagulant in attenuating thrombosis in several different animal models. Here, we report the crystal structure of the Fab fragment of 10C12. The crystal contains two Fab molecules in the asymmetric unit with identical conformation, forming a lattice with large cavities. In addition, comparison of this free Fab with the antigen-bound structure of 10C12 shows no change in CDR conformations and the relative disposition of the variable subunits of H and L chains, suggesting the rigid conformation of this 10C12 Fab and a lock-and-key mechanism of antibody-antigen recognition for 10C 12.

  17. Crystal structures of fac-tri-chlorido-tris-(tri-methyl-phosphane-κP)rhodium(III) monohydrate and fac-tri-chlorido-tris-(tri-methyl-phosphane-κP)rhodium(III) methanol hemisolvate: rhodium structures that are isotypic with their iridium analogs.

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    Merola, Joseph S; Franks, Marion A

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    The crystal structures of two solvates of fac-tri-chlorido-tris-(tri-methyl-phosphane-κP)rhodium(III) are reported, i.e. one with water in the crystal lattice, fac-[RhCl3(Me3P)3]·H2O, and one with methanol in the crystal lattice, fac-[RhCl3(Me3P)3]·0.5CH3OH. These rhodium compounds exhibit distorted octahedral coordination spheres at the metal and are isotypic with the analogous iridium compounds previously reported by us [Merola et al. (2013 ▶). Polyhedron, 54, 67-73]. Comparison is made between the rhodium and iridium compounds, highlighting their isostructural relationships.

  18. MicroRNA expression differentiation of H9c2 cells infected with coxsacievirus B%B组柯萨奇病毒感染对H9c2细胞microRNA表达谱的影响

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    佟雷; 赵文然; 林乐勋; 武帅钦; 刘惠敏; 刘惠彬; 钟照华

    2008-01-01

    目的 观察B组柯萨奇病毒感染对大鼠心肌来源的H9c2细胞microRNA表达谱的影响.方法 用B组柯萨奇病毒3型Nancy株(CVB3)攻击成层和未成层的H9c2细胞,6h后收获总RNA,基因芯片检测microRNA表达谱.结果 比对未成层与成层的H9c2细胞的microRNA表达谱,H9c2细胞成层后有54种microRNA表达显著下调,7种microRNA表达显著上调.与未感染病毒的未成层细胞比较,CVB3感染的未成层H9c2细胞有35种microRNA表达显著下调,9种microRNA表达显著上调.与成层H9c2细胞比较,CVB3感染成层H9c2细胞后,有20种microRNA的表达显著下调,16种microRNA的表达显著上调.结论 细胞生长状态、CVB3攻击均显著改变了H9c2细胞microRNA表达谱.%Objective To observe the microRNA expression differentiation of rat myooardium-derived cell H9c2 infected with coxsackievirus B. Methods Confluent and unconfluent H9c2 cells were attacked with cox-sackievirus B3 Nancy strain (CVB3). Six hour later the total RNAs were harvested and were applied to the mi-croRNA expression profiling analysis by microarray. Results The expressions of 54 microRNAs were down-regulated and 7 were up-regulated in confluent H9c2 cells compared with unconfluent H9c2 cells. The expres-sions of 35 microRNAs were down-regulated and 9 were up-regulated among the unconfluent H9c2 infected with CVB3 compared with unconfluent H9c2 cells without CVB3 infection. There were 20 microRNAs down-regula-ted and 16 up-regulated in confluent H9c2 infected with CVB3 compared with confluent H9c2 cells without CVB3 infection. Conclusion There are differentiations of microRNA .expression profiles of H9c2 at different cellular status and with coxsackievirus infection.

  19. Curcumin suppresses gelatinase B mediated norepinephrine induced stress in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Shrey Kohli

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Extracellular matrix (ECM remodeling facilitates biomechanical signals in response to abnormal physiological conditions. This process is witnessed as one of the major effects of the stress imposed by catecholamines, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine (NE, on cardiac muscle cells. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs are the key proteases involved in degradation of the ECM in heart. OBJECTIVES: The present study focuses on studying the effect of curcumin on Gelatinase B (MMP-9, an ECM remodeling regulatory enzyme, in NE-induced cardiac stress. Curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol found in the spice turmeric, has been studied for its multi-fold beneficial properties. This study focuses on investigating the role of curcumin as a cardio-protectant. METHODS: H9c2 cardiomyocytes were subjected to NE and curcumin treatments to study the response in stress conditions. Effect on total collagen content was studied using Picrosirus red staining. Gelatinase B activity was assessed through Gel-Diffusion Assay and Zymographic techniques. RT-PCR, Western Blotting and Immunocytochemistry were performed to study effect on expression of gelatinase B. Further, the effect of curcumin on the localization of NF-κB, known to regulate gelatinase B, was also examined. RESULTS: Curcumin suppressed the increase in the total collagen content under hypertrophic stress and was found to inhibit the in-gel and in-situ gelatinolytic activity of gelatinase B. Moreover, it was found to suppress the mRNA and protein expression of gelatinase B. CONCLUSIONS: The study provides an evidence for an overall inhibitory effect of curcumin on Gelatinase B in NE-induced hypertrophic stress in H9c2 cardiomyocytes which may contribute in the prevention of ECM remodeling.

  20. Curcumin Suppresses Gelatinase B Mediated Norepinephrine Induced Stress in H9c2 Cardiomyocytes

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    Kohli, Shrey; Chhabra, Aastha; Jaiswal, Astha; Rustagi, Yashika; Sharma, Manish; Rani, Vibha

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    Background Extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling facilitates biomechanical signals in response to abnormal physiological conditions. This process is witnessed as one of the major effects of the stress imposed by catecholamines, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine (NE), on cardiac muscle cells. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are the key proteases involved in degradation of the ECM in heart. Objectives The present study focuses on studying the effect of curcumin on Gelatinase B (MMP-9), an ECM remodeling regulatory enzyme, in NE-induced cardiac stress. Curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol found in the spice turmeric, has been studied for its multi-fold beneficial properties. This study focuses on investigating the role of curcumin as a cardio-protectant. Methods H9c2 cardiomyocytes were subjected to NE and curcumin treatments to study the response in stress conditions. Effect on total collagen content was studied using Picrosirus red staining. Gelatinase B activity was assessed through Gel-Diffusion Assay and Zymographic techniques. RT-PCR, Western Blotting and Immunocytochemistry were performed to study effect on expression of gelatinase B. Further, the effect of curcumin on the localization of NF-κB, known to regulate gelatinase B, was also examined. Results Curcumin suppressed the increase in the total collagen content under hypertrophic stress and was found to inhibit the in-gel and in-situ gelatinolytic activity of gelatinase B. Moreover, it was found to suppress the mRNA and protein expression of gelatinase B. Conclusions The study provides an evidence for an overall inhibitory effect of curcumin on Gelatinase B in NE-induced hypertrophic stress in H9c2 cardiomyocytes which may contribute in the prevention of ECM remodeling. PMID:24116115

  1. Polyunsaturated fatty acids incorporation into cardiolipin in H9c2 cardiac myoblast.

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    Ting, Hsiu-Chi; Chao, Yu-Jen; Hsu, Yuan-Hao Howard

    2015-07-01

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), known as ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), are common nutrients in daily food intake and have been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve cardiac functions. Cardiolipin is a mitochondrial phospholipid necessary for maintaining physiological function of mitochondria. Several studies have indicated that the cardiolipin acyl chain compositions affect the function of cardiolipin and mitochondria. Here, we investigated the structural changes of cardiolipin after DHA and EPA supplementation and compared them to arachidonic acid (AA) treatment. H9c2 cardiac myoblast was used as a cell model, and cardiolipin species was monitored and identified via LC-MS and MS/MS. Our results showed distinct mass envelopes of cardiolipin with the same carbon number but different double bonds in mass spectrum. There were 116 cardiolipin species with 36 distinct mass in 6 mass envelopes identified by MS/MS. Three days of PUFA treatment resulted in decreases of low-molecular-weight cardiolipin and increases of high-molecular-weight cardiolipin, suggesting the incorporation of exogenous DHA, EPA and AA into mitochondrial cardiolipin. PUFA incorporation was further verified by MS/MS analysis. More importantly, we found that DHA supplementation elevated the percent content of less unsaturated cardiolipin species and highly unsaturated cardiolipin species, containing ω-3 fatty acyl chains, indicating a ω-3 fatty acid incorporation mechanism with peroxidation protection. Our results indicate that PUFA supplementation differentially perturbed the fatty acyl chain compositions in the mitochondrial cardiolipin in the H9c2 cardiac myoblast, suggesting that mitochondrial membrane and the function of mitochondria are susceptible to exogenous lipid species.

  2. Crystal structure of fac-trichlorido[tris(pyridin-2-yl-Namine]chromium(III

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the neutral complex molecule of the title compound, fac-[CrCl3(tpa] [tpa is tris(pyridin-2-ylamine; C15H12N4], the CrIII ion is bonded to three N atoms that are constrained to a facial arrangement by the tpa ligand and by three chloride ligands, leading to a distorted octahedral coordination sphere. The average Cr—N and Cr—Cl bond lengths are 2.086 (5 and 2.296 (4 Å, respectively. The complex molecule is located on a mirror plane. In the crystal, a combination of C—H...N and C—H...Cl hydrogen-bonding interactions connect the molecules into a three-dimensional network.

  3. Crystal structure of fac-aquatricarbonyl[(S-valinato-κ2N,O]rhenium(I

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In the molecule of the title compound, [Re(C5H10NO2(CO3(H2O], the ReI atom adopts a distorted octahedral coordination sphere defined by one aqua and three carbonyl ligands as well as one amino N and one carboxylate O atom of the chelating valinate anion. The carbonyl ligands are arranged in a fac-configuration around the ReI ion. In the crystal, an intricate hydrogen-bonding system under participation of two O—H, two N—H and one C—H donor groups and the carboxylate and carbonyl O atoms as acceptor groups contribute to the formation of a three-dimensional supramolecular network.

  4. PAC_FAC: Seabed facies data (combined components) for the continental margin of the U.S. Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) from usSEABED (pac_fac.txt)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The facies data layer (PAC_FAC.txt) is one of five point coverages of known sediment samples, inspections, and probes from the usSEABED data collection for the U.S....

  5. PAC_FAC: Seabed facies data (combined components) for the continental margin of the U.S. Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) from usSEABED (pac_fac.txt)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The facies data layer (PAC_FAC.txt) is one of five point coverages of known sediment samples, inspections, and probes from the usSEABED data collection for the U.S....

  6. Proteasome inhibitors attenuated cholesterol-induced cardiac hypertrophy in H9c2 cells

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    Lee, Hyunjung; Park, Jinyoung; Kim, Eunice EunKyeong; Yoo, Young Sook; Song, Eun Joo

    2016-01-01

    The Ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) plays roles in protein degradation, cell cycle control, and growth and inflammatory cell signaling. Dysfunction of UPS in cardiac diseases has been seen in many studies. Cholesterol acts as an inducer of cardiac hypertrophy. In this study, the effect of proteasome inhibitors on the cholesterol-induced hypertrophic growth in H9c2 cells is examined in order to observe whether UPS is involved in cardiac hypertrophy. The treatment of proteasome inhibitors MG132 and Bortezomib markedly reduced cellular surface area and mRNA expression of β-MHC in cholesterol-induced cardiac hypertrophy. In addition, activated AKT and ERK were significantly attenuated by MG132 and Bortezomib in cholesterol-induced cardiac hypertrophy. We demonstrated that cholesterol-induced cardiac hypertrophy was suppressed by proteasome inhibitors. Thus, regulatory mechanism of cholesterol-induced cardiac hypertrophy by proteasome inhibitors may provide a new therapeutic strategy to prevent the progression of heart failure. [BMB Reports 2016; 49(5): 270-275] PMID:26592933

  7. Oxidative modulation of marcaine and lekoptin in H9C2 rat myoblsts

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    Julita KULBACKA; Julia BAR; Agnieszkka CHWILKOWSKA; Malgorzata DUMANSKA; Malgorzata DRAG-ZALE-SINSKA; Teresa WYSOCKA; Kamilla STACH; Iwona BEDNRZ; Mateusz LUGOWSKI; Anna MARCINKOWSKA; Andrzej GAMLAN; Jolanta SACZKO

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    Aim:The cytotoxicity of marcaine was estimated in combination with a calcium channel blocker.In addition,the influence of marcaine and marcaine plus lekoptin on a model system using the H9C2 cardiac cell line was investigated.Methods:Cells were incubated for five hours with mstvsinr,lrkopytin,or with both drugs simultaneously.Apoptotic cells were detected using the TUNEL assay and the alkaline comet assay.Mitochondrial cell function after drug uptake was examined using the MTT assay.The concentration of MDA (malondialdehyde)-the final product of fatty-acid peroxi-dation,was quantified spectrophotometrically.The expression of glutathione S-transferase II(GST-II)was detected by immunofluorescence(IF)and Western blotting(WB)and inducible nitric oxide synthase(iNOS)was assessed by immuno-cytochemical staining(ABC).Results:Incubation with marcaine resulted in the marcaine resulted in the highest number of apoptotic cells.After incubation with both marcaine and lekoptin,moderate damage to cells(54.2%±1/775% of DNA destruction)was observed.The characteristic nuclear GST-II expression were observed in cells treated with both drugs.Conclusion:Lekoptin stimulated cells to proliferate.Marcaine caused membrane damage and ultimately cell death.

  8. Three pentacyclic triterpenes protect H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells against high-glucose-induced injury.

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    Chan, C Y; Mong, M C; Liu, W H; Huang, C Y; Yin, M C

    2014-04-01

    H9c2 cardiomyoblast cell line was used to examine the protection of three triterpenes, asiatic acid, boswellic acid, and oleanolic acid, at 5 or 10 μM against high-glucose-induced injury. High glucose stimulated reactive oxygen species (ROS), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 production, as well as decreased glutathione peroxidase (GPX), glutathione reductase (GR) and catalase activities, and protein expression. However, pre-treatments of three triterpenes reserved glutathione, maintained activity and expression of GPX, GR, and catalase, as well as lowered ROS, GSSG, and inflammatory cytokines generation. High glucose reduced Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity, raised nuclear factor kappa (NF-κ) B and caspase-3 activities, up-regulated protein expression of NF-κB, mitogen-activated protein kinase, Bax, and cleaved caspase-3, as well as down-regulated Bcl-2 expression. Pre-treatments of three triterpenes retained Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity, declined NF-κB and caspase-3 activities, reserved Bcl-2 expression, as well as suppressed protein expression of NF-κB, p-p38, Bax, and cleaved caspase-3. These findings suggest that these triterpenes are potent cardiac-protective agents.

  9. Synthesis of novel CeO2-BiVO4/FAC composites with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic properties.

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    Zhang, Jin; Wang, Bing; Li, Chuang; Cui, Hao; Zhai, Jianping; Li, Qin

    2014-09-01

    To utilize visible light more effectively in photocatalytic reactions, a fly ash cenosphere (FAC)-supported CeO2-BiVO4 (CeO2-BiVO4/FAC) composite photocatalyst was prepared by modified metalorganic decomposition and impregnation methods. The physical and photophysical properties of the composite have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectra. The XRD patterns exhibited characteristic diffraction peaks of both BiVO4 and CeO2 crystalline phases. The XPS results showed that Ce was present as both Ce(4+) and Ce(3+) oxidation states in CeO2 and dispersed on the surface of BiVO4 to constitute a p-n heterojunction composite. The absorption threshold of the CeO2-BiVO4/FAC composite shifted to a longer wavelength in the UV-Vis absorption spectrum compared to the pure CeO2 and pure BiVO4. The composites exhibited enhanced photocatalytic activity for Methylene Blue (MB) degradation under visible light irradiation. It was found that the 7.5wt.% CeO2-BiVO4/FAC composite showed the highest photocatalytic activity for MB dye wastewater treatment. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  10. MaqFACS (Macaque Facial Action Coding System) can be used to document facial movements in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus).

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    Julle-Danière, Églantine; Micheletta, Jérôme; Whitehouse, Jamie; Joly, Marine; Gass, Carolin; Burrows, Anne M; Waller, Bridget M

    2015-01-01

    Human and non-human primates exhibit facial movements or displays to communicate with one another. The evolution of form and function of those displays could be better understood through multispecies comparisons. Anatomically based coding systems (Facial Action Coding Systems: FACS) are developed to enable such comparisons because they are standardized and systematic and aid identification of homologous expressions underpinned by similar muscle contractions. To date, FACS has been developed for humans, and subsequently modified for chimpanzees, rhesus macaques, orangutans, hylobatids, dogs, and cats. Here, we wanted to test whether the MaqFACS system developed in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) could be used to code facial movements in Barbary macaques (M. sylvanus), a species phylogenetically close to the rhesus macaques. The findings show that the facial movement capacity of Barbary macaques can be reliably coded using the MaqFACS. We found differences in use and form of some movements, most likely due to specializations in the communicative repertoire of each species, rather than morphological differences.

  11. A neutron diffraction study of the R{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C compounds (R = Ce, Pr, Nd)

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    Tencé, S., E-mail: tence@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr [Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut Néel, BP166, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Institut Néel, Rue des Martyrs, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB), Université de Bordeaux, 87 Avenue Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Isnard, O. [Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut Néel, BP166, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Institut Néel, Rue des Martyrs, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Wrubl, F. [Department of Chemistry, University of Genoa, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genoa (Italy); Manfrinetti, P. [Department of Chemistry, University of Genoa, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genoa (Italy); Institute SPIN – CNR, Corso Perrone 24, 16152 Genoa (Italy)

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    Highlights: • Neutron diffraction study was performed on the germanides R{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C (R = Ce, Pr, Nd). • The interstitial carbon atoms occupy mainly the site 2b in (1/3 2/3 ∼1/2). • The three compounds display canted ferromagnetic structures with k = [0 0 0]. • Carbon insertion strongly modifies the magnetic properties of the parent germanides. - Abstract: In this work we report the results of the neutron diffraction investigation performed on the germanides R{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C, for R = Ce, Pr and Nd (La{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}Fe-type, hP50, P6{sub 3}mc, Z = 2), to refine the crystal superstructure of these compounds and determine their magnetic structures. The interstitial carbon atoms occupy mainly the 2b Wyckoff site in the position (1/3 2/3 ∼1/2) and also, with a smaller occupancy rate, the Wyckoff site 2a at (0 0 ∼1/2). In the magnetic state, the three compounds display predominantly a ferromagnetic behavior with the propagation vector k = [0 0 0]. These results are in agreement with the magnetization measurements, with T{sub C} = 10, 30 and 80 K as Curie temperature of Ce{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C, Pr{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C and Nd{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C, respectively. Ce{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C and Nd{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C present a ferromagnetic alignment of the R moments along the c-axis and an antiferromagnetic spin arrangement within the (a–b) plane. For Pr{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C the ferromagnetic contribution is found within the (a–b) plane, as previously observed for the isotypic compound Tb{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C. The carbides crystal structure possesses four inequivalent rare earth sites carrying different magnetic moments, leading to mean values of 0.9 μ{sub B}/Ce, 1.1 μ{sub B}/Pr and 2.2 μ{sub B}/Nd for Ce{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C, Pr{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C and Nd{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C, respectively. The magnetic structures of these R{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C compounds differ strongly from those of their parent R{sub 5}Ge{sub 3} germanides, but present strong similarities with the

  12. 硫化氢激活H9c2心肌细胞容积调节性氯通道%Hydrogen Sulfide Activated Volume-Regulated Chloride Channel in H9c2 Cardiomyocytes

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    杨春涛; 左婉红; 赵斌; 赵磊; 蔡典其; 陈丽新; 王立伟; 冯鉴强; 廖新学

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察硫化氨(H2S)对H9c2心肌细胞容积调节性氯通道(VRCC)的影响.方法 培养大鼠H9c2 心肌细胞,用H2S供体硫氢化钠(NaHS)处理H9c2心肌细胞.分别应用Western blot和全细胞膜片钳技术分析蛋白的表达和VRCC的开放和关闭.结果 等张灌流液处理的H9c2心肌细胞可记录到微弱的背景氯电流.低张灌流液处理可明显增加H9c2心肌细胞的氯电流(P<0.0l),高张灌流液处理则可减弱这种增强作用(P<0.05).Western blot检测显示H9c2心肌细胞上存在ClC-3氯通道蛋白的表达.用400 μmol/L NaHS处理0~30 min可激活H9c2心肌细胞上的氯通道,高张灌流液处理抑制NaHS处理诱导的氯通道激活.400μmol/L NaHS处理0~30min对H9c2心肌细胞ClC-3氯通道蛋白的表达无明显影响(P>0.05).结论 H9c2心肌细胞存在VRCC和ClC-3氯通道蛋白的表达,H2S处理可激活VRCC而不影响ClC-3氯通道蛋白的表达.%Aim To investigate the effect of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on volume-regulated chloride channel (VRCC). Methods H9c2 cardiomyoeytes were cultured and treated with sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS, a H2S donor). Expression of C1C-3 protein and VRCC chloride current (/c-VRCc) were measured by Western blot assay and whole cell patch clamp, respectively. Results When H9c2 cardiomyocytes were placed in the isotonic solution, la was slightly activated. Hypotonicity obviously enhanced la(P 0. 05). Conclusions Both VRCC and C1C-3 protein were expressed in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. H2S activated VRCC in a ClC-3-independent manner.

  13. Crystal and magnetic structure of the R{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C compounds (R = Ho, Er, Tb)

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    Ritter, C [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP 156, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Wrubl, F; Pani, M; Manfrinetti, P [Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, I-16146 Genova (Italy); Hill, A H, E-mail: ritter@ill.fr, E-mail: chimfis@chimica.unige.it [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, F-38043 Grenoble Cedex (France)

    2011-07-27

    The synthesis of the new compounds R{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C with R = Sm, Gd-Er, Y and R{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}C with R = Ce, Pr and Nd has been recently reported; these compounds crystallize in the hexagonal La{sub 15}Ge{sub 9}Fe structure type, hP50-P6{sub 3}mc, Z = 2 (ordered superstructure of La{sub 5}Ge{sub 3} (Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-type, hP 16-P6{sub 3}/mcm, Z = 2)). Here we report the results of a neutron diffraction investigation that we have performed to study the crystal and magnetic structures of the R{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C compounds with R = Tb, Ho and Er. All three compounds see the establishment of commensurate magnetic order with a predominantly ferromagnetic interaction. Details of mixed antiferro-ferromagnetic spin arrangements ({kappa} = [000]) (for Tb{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C and Ho{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C) or of purely ferromagnetic ordering (Er{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C), and of their temperature dependence, are given and linked to the different coordination of the four dissimilar rare earth sites. In the Tb and Ho compounds the thermal evolution of the magnetic moment values strongly differs between the different R sites. The position occupied by the principal carbon has been determined (Wyckoff site 2b) and the existence of a second position available for the interstitial carbon (Wyckoff site 2a) has been revealed for R = Ho, Tb. Moreover, in the Tb and Ho compounds the magnetic moment value of the rare earth site R4, surrounding the second interstitial carbon site, is strongly reduced if compared to the value on the other rare earth sites. The magnetic transition temperatures of all three compounds, i.e. T{sub C} = 130, 43 and 45 K for Tb{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C, Ho{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C and Er{sub 15}Si{sub 9}C, are remarkably high compared to those of the parent R{sub 5}Si{sub 3} compounds. The magnetic behaviour of the partly filled Tb{sub 5}Si{sub 3}C{sub 0.25} is reported.

  14. Protective effect of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides on H2O2-induced injury in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Zhao, Xiaoyan; Dou, Mengmeng; Zhang, Zhihao; Zhang, Duoduo; Huang, Chengzhi

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    The preliminary studies have shown that Dendrobium officinale possessed therapeutic effects on hypertension and atherosclerosis. Studies also reported that Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides showed antioxidant capabilities. However, little is known about its effects on myocardial cells under oxidative stress. The present study was designed to study the protective effect of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides against H2O2-induced oxidative stress in H9c2 cells. MTT assay was carried out to determine the cell viability of H9c2 cells when pretreated with Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides. Fluorescent microscopy measurements were performed for evaluating the apoptosis in H9c2 cells. Furthermore, effects of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides on the activities of antioxidative indicators (malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase), reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) levels were analyzed. Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides attenuated H2O2-induced cell death, as determined by the MTT assay. Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides decreased malondialdehyde levels, increased superoxide dismutase activities, and inhibited the generation of intracellular ROS. Moreover, pretreatment with Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides also inhibited apoptosis and increased the MMP levels in H9c2 cells. These results suggested the protective effects of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides against H2O2-induced injury in H9c2 cells. The results also indicated the anti-oxidative capability of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. fac-[N,N′-Bis(3-chloro-2-fluorobenzylideneethylenediamine]bromidotricarbonylrhenium(I

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    Hoong-Kun Fun

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [ReBr(C16H12Cl2F2N2(CO3], the Re atom is in a slightly distorted octahedral coordination environment with the three carbonyl ligands having a fac configuration. The diimine ligand is equatorial and is bonded to the Re centre in an N,N′-bidentate chelating fashion, with a bite angle of 77.7 (2°. The dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 88.7 (6°. In the crystal structure, there are F...O [2.856 (9 Å], Cl...C [3.150 (8 Å] and O...C [2.984 (10 Å] contacts which are shorter than the sum of the van der Waals radii for these atoms. In addition, symmetry-related molecules are linked via intermolecular C—H...O, C—H...Br and the F...O interactions into one-dimensional chains extending along the a axis. The crystal structure is further stabilized by intermolecular π–π interactions [centroid–centroid distance = 3.571 (5 Å].

  16. Fuel Accident Condition Simulator (FACS) Furnace for Post-Irradiation Heating Tests of VHTR Fuel Compacts

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    Paul A Demkowicz; Paul Demkowicz; David V Laug

    2010-10-01

    Abstract –Fuel irradiation testing and post-irradiation examination are currently in progress as part of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Fuels Development and Qualification Program. The PIE campaign will include extensive accident testing of irradiated very high temperature reactor fuel compacts to verify fission product retention characteristics at high temperatures. This work will be carried out at both the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, beginning with accident tests on irradiated fuel from the AGR-1 experiment in 2010. A new furnace system has been designed, built, and tested at INL to perform high temperature accident tests. The Fuel Accident Condition Simulator furnace system is designed to heat fuel specimens at temperatures up to 2000°C in helium while monitoring the release of volatile fission metals (e.g. Cs, Ag, Sr, Eu, and I) and fission gases (Kr, Xe). Fission gases released from the fuel to the sweep gas are monitored in real time using dual cryogenic traps fitted with high purity germanium detectors. Condensable fission products are collected on a plate attached to a water-cooled cold finger that can be exchanged periodically without interrupting the test. Analysis of fission products on the condensation plates involves dry gamma counting followed by chemical analysis of selected isotopes. This paper will describe design and operational details of the Fuel Accident Condition Simulator (FACS) furnace system, as well as preliminary system calibration results.

  17. 维生素C对体外培养的H9C2心肌细胞系的影响%Effect of vitamin C on cultured H9C2 myocardial cells

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    任晨霞; 麻丽霞; 郭萍; 郭颖; 曹文君

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨维生素C对大鼠H9C2心肌细胞抗氧化能力与细胞活力的影响.方法:以体外培养的大鼠H9C2心肌细胞为研究对象,在培养过程中,分别加入不同浓度的维生素C,观察细胞形态,MTT法检测心肌细胞活力,DCFH-DA荧光探针法测定维生素C对H2O2处理的心肌细胞活性氧(ROS)生成的影响,用比色法检测半胱天冬酶(caspase)-3和caspase-9活性. 结果:0.05 mg/mL维生素C处理后,H9C2心肌细胞形态发生变化,细胞质中颗粒状物质增多,排列紊乱,间隙增宽;0.05 mg/mL维生素C可有效抑制H2O2导致的ROS积累;但随着培养基中维生素C浓度的升高,心肌细胞存活率明显降低,且维生素C处理后caspase-3和caspase-9活性明显升高. 结论:H9C2心肌细胞培养中添加维生素C可产生明显的抗氧化作用,但维生素C对H9C2心肌细胞生长具有抑制作用.

  18. The modified FACS calcein AM retention assay: A high throughput flow cytometer based method to measure cytotoxicity.

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    Gillissen, M A; Yasuda, E; de Jong, G; Levie, S E; Go, D; Spits, H; van Helden, P M; Hazenberg, M D

    2016-07-01

    Current methods to determine cellular cytotoxicity in vitro are hampered by background signals that are caused by auto-fluorescent target and effector cells and by non-specific cell death. We combined and adjusted existing cell viability assays to develop a method that allows for highly reproducible, accurate, single cell analysis by high throughput FACS, in which non-specific cell death is corrected for. In this assay the number of living, calcein AM labeled cells that are green fluorescent are quantified by adding a fixed number of unlabeled calibration beads to the analysis. Using this modified FACS calcein AM retention method, we found EC50 values to be highly reproducible and considerably lower compared to EC50 values obtained by conventional assays, displaying the high sensitivity of this assay.

  19. Investigation of electron-loss and photon scattering correction factors for FAC-IR-300 ionization chamber

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    Mohammadi, S. M.; Tavakoli-Anbaran, H.; Zeinali, H. Z.

    2017-02-01

    The parallel-plate free-air ionization chamber termed FAC-IR-300 was designed at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, AEOI. This chamber is used for low and medium X-ray dosimetry on the primary standard level. In order to evaluate the air-kerma, some correction factors such as electron-loss correction factor (ke) and photon scattering correction factor (ksc) are needed. ke factor corrects the charge loss from the collecting volume and ksc factor corrects the scattering of photons into collecting volume. In this work ke and ksc were estimated by Monte Carlo simulation. These correction factors are calculated for mono-energy photon. As a result of the simulation data, the ke and ksc values for FAC-IR-300 ionization chamber are 1.0704 and 0.9982, respectively.

  20. Isolation of circulating tumor cells by immunomagnetic enrichment and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (IE/FACS) for molecular profiling.

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    Magbanua, Mark Jesus M; Park, John W

    2013-12-01

    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cells shed by the primary tumor into the blood stream capable of initiating distant metastasis. In the past decade, numerous assays have been developed to reliably detect these extremely rare cells. However, methods for purification of CTCs with little or no contamination of normal blood cells for molecular profiling are limited. We have developed a novel protocol to isolate CTCs by combining immunomagnetic enrichment and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (IE/FACS). The two-part assay includes (1) immunomagnetic capture using magnetic beads conjugated to monoclonal antibody against an epithelial cell adhesion marker (EpCAM) to enrich for tumor cells; and (2) FACS analysis using EpCAM to purify tumor cells away from mononuclear cells of hematopoietic lineage. Downstream molecular analyses of single and pooled cells confirmed the isolation of highly pure CTCs with characteristics typical that of malignant cells.

  1. Hydrogen sulfide attenuates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity by inhibiting the expression of peroxiredoxin III in H9c2 cells.

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    Liu, Mi-Hua; Lin, Xiao-Long; Yuan, Cong; He, Jun; Tan, Tian-Ping; Wu, Shao-Jian; Yu, Shan; Chen, Li; Liu, Jun; Tian, Wei; Chen, Yu-Dan; Fu, Hong-Yun; Li, Jian; Zhang, Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Doxorubicin (DOX) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent, which can give rise to severe cardiotoxicity, limiting its clinical use. Preliminary evidence suggests that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may exert protective effects on DOX‑induced cardiotoxicity. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate whether peroxiredoxin III is involved in the cardioprotection of H2S against DOX‑induced cardiotoxicity. The results demonstrated that DOX not only markedly induced injuries, including cytotoxicity and apoptosis, it also increased the expression levels of peroxiredoxin III. Notably, pretreatment with sodium hydrosulfide significantly attenuated the DOX‑induced decrease in cell viability and increase in apoptosis, and also reversed the increased expression levels of peroxiredoxin III in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. In addition, pretreatment of the H9c2 cells with N‑acetyl‑L‑cysteine, a scavenger of reactive oxygen species, prior to exposure to DOX markedly decreased the expression levels of peroxiredoxin III. In conclusion, the results of the present study suggested that exogenous H2S attenuates DOX‑induced cardiotoxicity by inhibiting the expression of peroxiredoxin III in H9c2 cells. In the present study, the apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes was assessed using an methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay and Hoechst staining. The levels of Prx III and cystathionine-γ-lyase were examined by western blotting.

  2. Pim-2 protects H9c2 cardiomyocytes from hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced apoptosis via downregulation of Bim expression.

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    Xu, Yan; Xing, Yawei; Xu, Yanjie; Huang, Chahua; Bao, Huihui; Hong, Kui; Cheng, Xiaoshu

    2016-12-01

    We know that silencing Bim, a pro-apoptosis protein, significantly attenuates glucose and oxygen-deprived induced apoptosis in cardiomyocytes. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of the Bim activation in the heart have remained unknown. Pim-2 is one of three Pim serine/threonine kinase family members thought to be involved in cell survival and proliferation. H9c2 cardiomyocytes were subjected to a hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) condition in vitro, mimicking ischemic/reperfusion injury in vivo. H/R augmented the expression of Bim, Cyt C, and Pim-2 and induced H9c2 cell apoptosis. Overexpression of Pim-2 attenuated apoptosis which induced by H/R in H9c2 cells, via downregulation of Bim and Cyt C expression. Silencing of Pim-2 promoted H/R-induced apoptosis via upregulation of Bim and Cyt C expression. Co-IP revealed the interaction between Pim-2 and Bim protein, with Bim Ser(65) phosphorylated by Pim-2. Furthermore, blocking proteasome activity by MG132 prevented Bim degradation, and Bim S65A mutation could reverse the anti-apoptotic role of Pim-2 which induced by H/R. These data demonstrated that Pim-2 is a novel Bim-interacting protein, which negatively regulates Bim degradation and protects H9c2 cardiomyocytes from H/R-induced apoptosis.

  3. Myricitrin Attenuates High Glucose-Induced Apoptosis through Activating Akt-Nrf2 Signaling in H9c2 Cardiomyocytes

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Hyperglycemia, as well as diabetes mellitus, has been shown to trigger cardiac cell apoptosis. We have previously demonstrated that myricitrin prevents endothelial cell apoptosis. However, whether myricitrin can attenuate H9c2 cell apoptosis remains unknown. In this study, we established an experiment model in H9c2 cells exposed to high glucose. We tested the hypothesis that myricitrin may inhibit high glucose (HG-induced cardiac cell apoptosis as determined by TUNEL staining. Furthermore, myricitrin promoted antioxidative enzyme production, suppressed high glucose-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS production and decreased mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP in H9c2 cells. This agent significantly inhibited apoptotic protein expression, activated Akt and facilitated the transcription of NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2-mediated protein (heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1 and quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO-1 expression as determined by Western blotting. Significantly, an Akt inhibitor (LY294002 or HO-1 inhibitor (ZnPP not only inhibited myricitrin-induced HO-1/NQO-1 upregulation but also alleviated its anti-apoptotic effects. In summary, these observations demonstrate that myricitrin activates Nrf2-mediated anti-oxidant signaling and attenuates H9c2 cell apoptosis induced by high glucose via activation of Akt signaling.

  4. Nafion/SiO2 Nanocomposites: High Potential Catalysts for Alkylation of Benzene with Linear C9-C13 Alkenes

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    2002-01-01

    High surface area Nafion/SiO2 nanocomposites with nano-sized Nafion resin particles entrapped and dispersed within the highly porous silica matrix exhibited significantly enhanced activity, high selectivity and long-term stability for the alkylation of benzene with linear C9-C13 alkenes owing to the increased accessibility of Nafion resin-based acid sites to reactants.

  5. Brief communication: MaqFACS: A muscle-based facial movement coding system for the rhesus macaque.

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    Parr, L A; Waller, B M; Burrows, A M; Gothard, K M; Vick, S J

    2010-12-01

    Over 125 years ago, Charles Darwin (1872) suggested that the only way to fully understand the form and function of human facial expression was to make comparisons with other species. Nevertheless, it has been only recently that facial expressions in humans and related primate species have been compared using systematic, anatomically based techniques. Through this approach, large-scale evolutionary and phylogenetic analyses of facial expressions, including their homology, can now be addressed. Here, the development of a muscular-based system for measuring facial movement in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) is described based on the well-known FACS (Facial Action Coding System) and ChimpFACS. These systems describe facial movement according to the action of the underlying facial musculature, which is highly conserved across primates. The coding systems are standardized; thus, their use is comparable across laboratories and study populations. In the development of MaqFACS, several species differences in the facial movement repertoire of rhesus macaques were observed in comparison with chimpanzees and humans, particularly with regard to brow movements, puckering of the lips, and ear movements. These differences do not seem to be the result of constraints imposed by morphological differences in the facial structure of these three species. It is more likely that they reflect unique specializations in the communicative repertoire of each species.

  6. Optofluidic biosensors: miniaturized multi-color flow cytometer and fluorescence-activated cell sorter (microFACS)

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    Cho, Sung Hwan; Chen, Chun-Hao; Lo, Yu-Hwa

    2011-10-01

    We report a portable, low-cost, and high-performance microfluidics based fluorescence-activated cell sorter (microFACS) system to isolate E.coli. cells in combination with a modified specific fluorescence labeling method called tyramide signal amplification-fluorescence in situ hybridization (TSA-FISH). One of the primary challenges in studying bacterial communities that elude cell culturing is to isolate of low abundance bacteria cell from heterogeneous microbial samples. The proposed TSA-FISH protocol is flow cytometry compatible and yields about 10-fold enhancement in fluorescence labeling intensity over widely used standard FISH staining methods. Teflon AF coated optofluidic waveguide and space-time coding with a matched filter algorithm enhance its detection sensitivity. The microFACS is also able to enrich TSA-FISH labeled E.coli. cells by a factor of 223 with an integrated piezoelectric actuator and realtime control electronics system. The microFACS in conjunction with the modified TSA-FISH technologies demonstrates a highly effective and low cost solution potentially for the genomic complexity of complex bacterial communities.

  7. Combination of FACS and homologous recombination for the generation of stable and high-expression engineered cell lines.

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    Full Text Available Traditionally, cell line generation requires several months and involves screening of over several hundred cell clones for high productivity before dozens are selected as candidate cell lines. Here, we have designed a new strategy for the generation of stable and high-expression cell lines by combining homologous recombination (HR and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS. High expression was indicated by the expression of secreted green fluorescent protein (SEGFP. Parental cell lines with the highest expression of SEGFP were then selected by FACS and identified by stability analysis. Consequently, HR vectors were constructed using the cassette for SEGFP as the HR region. After transfecting the HR vector, the cells with negative SEGFP expression were enriched by FACS. The complete exchange between SEGFP and target gene (TNFR-Fc cassettes was demonstrated by DNA analysis. Compared with the traditional method, by integrating the cassette containing the gene of interest into the pre-selected site, the highest producing cells secreted a more than 8-fold higher titer of target protein. Hence, this new strategy can be applied to isolated stable cell lines with desirable expression of any gene of interest. The stable cell lines can rapidly produce proteins for researching protein structure and function and are even applicable in drug discovery.

  8. Spontaneous mutation of polysaccharide production in Alcaligenes faecalis var. myxogenes 10C3

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    Amemura, A.; Hisamatsu, M.; Harada, T.

    1977-12-01

    Alcaligenes faecalis var. myxogenes 10C3, which produces large amounts of succinoglucan and small amounts of curdlan, was genetically unstable and mutated spontaneously to a form producing more curdland than succinoglucan when stocked on nutrient agar slants. The mutation occurred in the absence of cell division when the cells were incubated in saline and was enhanced by treatment with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine, ethyl methane sulfonate, or ultraviolet light. Mutant strains were genetically stable and did not revert spontaneously for at least 1 year when stocked on nutrient agar slants.

  9. Measurement of the super-allowed branching ratio of $^{10}$C

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    We propose to measure the super-allowed branching ratio of $^{10}$C, the lightest of all nuclei decaying by a $0^{+} \\rightarrow 0^{+}$ transition. The light nuclei have a much stronger impact on limits of physics beyond the standard model than heavier nuclei. We propose a measurement which should reach a precision similar to the two latest measurements, however, with a different method employing a precisely efficiency-calibrated germanium detector. As no method exists to greatly improve on previous results, the branching ratio has to be measured with independent methods.

  10. Increased Connexin 43 Expression Improves the Migratory and Proliferative Ability of H9c2 Cells by Wnt-3a Overexpression

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    Xiaoyu LIU; Wen LIU; Ling YANG; Beili XIA; Jinyan LI; Ji ZUO; Xiaotian LI

    2007-01-01

    The change of connexin 43 (Cx43) expression and the biological behaviors of Cx43 in rat heart cell line H9c2, expressing Wnt-3a (wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 3A), were evaluated in the present study. Plasmid pcDNA3.1/Wnt-3a was constructed and transferred into H9c2 cells.The cell model Wnt-3a+-H9c2 steadily expressing Wnt-3a was obtained. Compared with H9c2 and pcDNA3.1-H9c2 cells, the expression of Cx43 in Wnt-3a+-H9c2 cells was clearly increased, the proliferation of Wnt-3a+-H9c2 cells was significantly changed, and cell migration abilities were also improved (P<0.05).In comparison with H9c2 and pcDNA3.1-H9c2 cells, the G2 phase of the cell cycle increased by 11% in Wnt-3a+-H9c2 cells. Thus, Wnt-3a overexpression is associated with an increase in Cx43 expression and altered migratory and proliferative activity in H9c2 cells. Cx43 might be one of the downstream target genes regulated by Wnt-3a.

  11. National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Fluorescent Aromatic Compounds (FAC) Data, 1984-1991, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Status and Trends (NSandT) Benthic Surveillance Fluorescent Aromatic Compounds (FAC) file reports the trace concentrations of Fluorescent Aromatic...

  12. GMX_FAC: usSEABED facies data for the entire U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The facies data layer (_FAC.txt) is a point coverage of known sediment samplings, inspections, and probings from the usSEABED data collection and integrated using...

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  15. Cardioprotective Effect of Propofol against Oxygen Glucose Deprivation and Reperfusion Injury in H9c2 Cells

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    Dandan Zhao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The intravenous anesthetic propofol is reported to be a cardioprotective agent against ischemic-reperfusion injury in the heart. However, the regulatory mechanism still remains unclear. Methods. In this study, we used H9c2 cell line under condition of oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD followed by reperfusion (OGD/R to induce in vitro cardiomyocytes ischemia-reperfusion injury. Propofol (5, 10, and 20 μM was added to the cell cultures before and during the OGD/R phases to investigate the underlying mechanism. Results. Our data showed that OGD/R decreased cell viability, and increased lactate dehydrogenase leakage, and reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde production in H9c2 cells, all of which were significantly reversed by propofol. Moreover, we found that propofol increased both the activities and protein expressions of superoxide dismutase and catalase. In addition, propofol increased FoxO1 expression in a dose-dependent manner and inhibited p-AMPK formation significantly. Conclusions. These results indicate that the propofol might exert its antioxidative effect through FoxO1 in H9c2 cells, and it has a potential therapeutic effect on cardiac disorders involved in oxidative stress.

  16. Early NADPH oxidase-2 activation is crucial in phenylephrine-induced hypertrophy of H9c2 cells.

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    Hahn, Nynke E; Musters, René J P; Fritz, Jan M; Pagano, Patrick J; Vonk, Alexander B A; Paulus, Walter J; van Rossum, Albert C; Meischl, Christof; Niessen, Hans W M; Krijnen, Paul A J

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    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by different NADPH oxidases (NOX) play a role in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy induced by different stimuli, such as angiotensin II and pressure overload. However, the role of the specific NOX isoforms in phenylephrine (PE)-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is unknown. Therefore we aimed to determine the involvement of the NOX isoforms NOX1, NOX2 and NOX4 in PE-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Hereto rat neonatal cardiomyoblasts (H9c2 cells) were incubated with 100 μM PE to induce hypertrophy after 24 and 48h as determined via cell and nuclear size measurements using digital imaging microscopy, electron microscopy and an automated cell counter. Digital-imaging microscopy further revealed that in contrast to NOX1 and NOX4, NOX2 expression increased significantly up to 4h after PE stimulation, coinciding and co-localizing with ROS production in the cytoplasm as well as the nucleus. Furthermore, inhibition of NOX-mediated ROS production with apocynin, diphenylene iodonium (DPI) or NOX2 docking sequence (Nox2ds)-tat peptide during these first 4h of PE stimulation significantly inhibited PE-induced hypertrophy of H9c2 cells, both after 24 and 48h of PE stimulation. These data show that early NOX2-mediated ROS production is crucial in PE-induced hypertrophy of H9c2 cells. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Sulforaphane prevents doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress and cell death in rat H9c2 cells.

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    Li, Bo; Kim, Do Sung; Yadav, Raj Kumar; Kim, Hyung Ryong; Chae, Han Jung

    2015-07-01

    Sulforaphane, a natural isothiocyanate compound found in cruciferous vegetables, has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects during ischemic heart injury. However, the effects of sulforaphane on cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin are unknown. Thus, in the present study, H9c2 rat myoblasts were pre-treated with sulforaphane and its effects on cardiotoxicity were then examined. The results revealed that the pre-treatment of H9c2 rat myoblasts with sulforaphane decreased the apoptotic cell number (as shown by trypan blue exclusion assay) and the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (Bax, caspase-3 and cytochrome c; as shown by western blot analysis and immunostaining), as well as the doxorubicin-induced increase in mitochondrial membrane potential (measured by JC-1 assay). Furthermore, sulforaphane increased the mRNA and protein expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1, measured by RT-qPCR), which consequently reduced the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS, measured using MitoSOX Red reagent) in the mitochondria which were induced by doxorubicin. The cardioprotective effects of sulforaphane were found to be mediated by the activation of the Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1)/NF-E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2)/antioxidant-responsive element (ARE) pathway, which in turn mediates the induction of HO-1. Taken together, the findings of this study demonstrate that sulforaphane prevents doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress and cell death in H9c2 cells through the induction of HO-1 expression.

  18. MicroRNA-34a regulates high glucose-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Zhao, Fang; Li, Bo; Wei, Yin-zhi; Zhou, Bin; Wang, Han; Chen, Ming; Gan, Xue-dong; Wang, Zhao-hui; Xiong, Shi-xi

    2013-12-01

    Hyperglycemia is an important initiator of cardiovascular disease, contributing to the development of cardiomyocyte death and diabetic complications. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether high glucose state could induce apoptosis of rat cardiomyocyte cell line H9c2 through microRNA-mediated Bcl-2 signaling pathway. The expression of miR-34a and Bcl-2 mRNA was detected by using real-time PCR. Western blotting was used to examine the changes in apoptosis-associated protein Bcl-2. Apoptosis of H9c2 cells was tested by using flow cytometry. The results showed that the expression of miR-34a was significantly elevated and that of Bcl-2 was strongly reduced, and apoptosis of cardiomyocytes was apparently increased in the high-glucose-treated H9c2 cells as compared with normal-glucose-treated controls. In addition, we identified Bcl-2 gene was the target of miR-34a. miR-34a mimics reduced the expression of Bcl-2 and increased glucose-induced apoptosis, but miR-34a inhibitor acted as the opposite mediator. Our data demonstrate that miR-34a contributes to high glucose-induced decreases in Bcl-2 expression and subsequent cardiomyocyte apoptosis.

  19. Trichoderma reesei FS10-C enhances phytoremediation by Sedum plumbizincicola for Cd-contaminated soils and associated soil microbial activities

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to explore the effects of Trichoderma reesei FS10-C on the phytoremediation of Cd-contaminated soil by Sedum plumbizincicola as well as soil fertility. After characterizing the Cd tolerance of T. reesei FS10-C, a pot experiment was carried out to investigate the plant growth and Cd uptake of S. plumbizincicola with the addition of inoculation agents with/without T. reesei FS10-C. The soil samples in pots were analyzed for pH, available phosphorus (P, microbial biomass C, enzyme activities, microbial community functional diversity and Trichoderma colonization ability. The results indicated that FS10-C possessed high Cd resistance up to 300 mg L-1. All inoculation agents enhanced the biomass of plant shoots by 6-53% fresh weight and 16-61% dry weight as well as Cd uptake in plant shoots by 10-53% compared with the control. In addition, soil biomass C, enzyme activities and microbial community evenness were all increased to varying degrees by all inoculation agents, indicating that soil microbial biomass and activities were both enhanced. It was also found that the two inoculation agents accompanied by FS10-C were better compared with the inoculation agents without FS10-C on all accounts, from which it could be concluded that T. reesei FS10-C was effective in improving Cd phytoremediation of S. plumbizincicola and soil fertility. Furthermore, among all the inoculation agents, solid fermentation powder of FS10-C demonstrated the greatest capacity to enhance plant growth, Cd uptake, nutrient release, and microbial biomass and activities, as indicated by its superior ability to colonize Trichoderma. Thus, we could also conclude that solid fermentation powder of FS10-C was a good candidate for use as an inoculation agent for T. reesei FS10-C to improve the phytoremediation of Cd-contaminated soil and soil fertility.

  20. Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy Attenuates H9c2 Myoblast Apoptosis by Activating the AKT Signal Pathway

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Previous studies have demonstrated that Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy (CSWT improves myocardial perfusion and cardiac function in a porcine model of chronic myocardial ischemia and also ameliorates myocardial ischemia in patients with severe coronary artery disease (CAD. Apoptosis plays a key role in ischemic myocardial pathogenesis. However, it remains unclear whether CSWT is beneficial for ischemia/hypoxia (I/H-induced myocardial cell apoptosis and by which mechanism CSWT could improve heart function. We put forward the hypothesis that CSWT might protect heart function during ischemia/hypoxia by decreasing apoptosis. Methods: We generated ischemia/hypoxia (I/H-induced apoptosis in the H9c2 myoblast cell line to examine the CSWT function and possible mechanisms. H9c2 cells were treated under hypoxic serum-starved conditions for 24 h and then treated with or without CSWT (500 shots, 0.06, 0.09, 0.12mJ/mm2. The apoptotic cell rate was determined by flow cytometry assay, cell viability was examined by the MTT assay, nuclear fragmentation was detected by Hoechst 33342 staining, and the mitochondrial-mediated intrinsic pathway of apoptosis was assessed by the expression of Bax and Bcl-2 protein and Caspase3 activation. Results: First, apoptosis could be induced by ischemia/hypoxia in H9c2 cells. Second, CSWT attenuates the cell death and decreases the H9c2 cell apoptosis rate induced by ischemia and hypoxia. Third, CSWT suppresses the expression of apoptosis molecules that regulate the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis in H9c2 cells. Fourth, CSWT increases the phosphorylation of AKT, which indicates the activation of the PI3K-AKT pathway. Conclusions: These results indicate that CSWT exerts a protective effect against I/H-induced cell death, potentially by preventing the activation of components of the mitochondrial-dependent intrinsic apoptotic pathway. We also demonstrate that the PI3K-Akt pathway may be involved in the CSWT effects on

  1. Danshen-Gegen decoction exerts proliferative effect on rat cardiac myoblasts H9c2 via MAPK and insulin pathways.

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    Fong, Chi Chun; Wei, Fan; Chen, Yao; Yu, Wai Kin; Koon, Chi Man; Leung, Ping Chung; Fung, Kwok Pui; Lau, Clara Bik San; Yang, Mengsu

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    Danshen (root of Salvia miltiorrhiza) and Gegen (roots of Pueraria lobata) are traditional Chinese medicines that have been used in combination for cardiovascular disease treatment. The present study was performed to investigate the effect of Danshen-Gegen decoction on rat myocardium cell line H9c2 and the possible molecular mechanisms. Rat heart myocardium H9c2 cells were treated with or without Danshen-Gegen decoction (DG) ranging from 10 to 1000μg/ml for 24h. Cell viability was measured by Alarma blue assay and cell proliferation assay was performed by BrdU Cell Proliferation ELISA kit. The activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase and insulin pathways was analyzed by Luminex technology and the growth factors and cytokine expression of H9c2 cells induced by DG was evaluated by protein array. Moreover, a rat functional specific cDNA microarray was constructed to study the gene expression profiles of H9c2 cells upon the DG treatment at 50μg/ml for 24h. DG promoted H9c2 cell viability and cell proliferation at dose-dependent manner within the range between 0 and 250μg/ml. A Bio-Plex assay kit (Bio-Rad Bioscience) was used to detect the expression level of phosphoprotein as well as total proteins involved in the MAPK and insulin pathways. Significant phosphorylation of ERK, c-Jun, JNK, p38, AKT, IGF-IR, IRS-1and I kappa B were observed after DG treatment at 2h or 4h. A rat cytokine antibody array was used to detect and quantify 22 growth factors and cytokines in samples collected from the control and DG treated H9c2 cells. In the category of growth factors, GM-CSF, CNIF and b-NGF were stimulated by DG, while the expression of TIMP-1 was suppressed. For cytokine expression, it was found that DG stimulated three interleukin subclasses, IL-1α, 1X and 6, respectively. However, the expression of pro-inflammatory factors such as TNF-α and IFN-γ were down-regulated significantly. Moreover, the microarray analysis revealed that DG significantly up-regulated anti

  2. Ion acoustic instability of HPT particles, FAC density, anomalous resistivity and parallel electric field in the auroral region

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    C S Jayasree; G Renuka; C Venugopal

    2003-12-01

    During the magnetic storm of 21st March 1990, the DE-1 spacecraft encountered the auroral region at high invariant latitude at altitudes ranging from a few thousand kilometers in the ionosphere to many earth radii in the magnetosphere. The magnetic field perturbations interpretable as field aligned current (FAC) layers and the electrostatic turbulence possibly due to electrostatic ion acoustic instability driven by these currents are shown. The critical drift velocity of Hot Plasma Torus (HPT) electrons and the growth rate of ion acoustic wave as a function of electron to ion temperature ratio (/) for low and high current densities and energy of HPT electrons are found out. The intense FAC destabilizes the ion acoustic wave and the resultant electrostatic turbulence creates an anomalous resistivity. The current driven resistivity produces parallel electric field and high power dissipation. The anomalous resistivity , potential differnece along the auroral field lines ∥, intensity of electric field turbulence ∥ and power produced per unit volume are computed. It is found that the change in westward magnetic perturbation increases ∥; ; ∥ ;∥ and . Hence HPT electrons are heated and accelerated due to power dissipation during magnetically active periods in the auroral region. Concerning, applications, such HPT electrons can be used in particle accelerators like electron ring accelerator, smokatron etc.

  3. Rapid isolation of antibody from a synthetic human antibody library by repeated fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS.

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    Sung Sun Yim

    Full Text Available Antibodies and their derivatives are the most important agents in therapeutics and diagnostics. Even after the significant progress in the technology for antibody screening from huge libraries, it takes a long time to isolate an antibody, which prevents a prompt action against the spread of a disease. Here, we report a new strategy for isolating desired antibodies from a combinatorial library in one day by repeated fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS. First, we constructed a library of synthetic human antibody in which single-chain variable fragment (scFv was expressed in the periplasm of Escherichia coli. After labeling the cells with fluorescent antigen probes, the highly fluorescent cells were sorted by using a high-speed cell sorter, and these cells were reused without regeneration in the next round of sorting. After repeating this sorting, the positive clones were completely enriched in several hours. Thus, we screened the library against three viral antigens, including the H1N1 influenza virus, Hepatitis B virus, and Foot-and-mouth disease virus. Finally, the potential antibody candidates, which show K(D values between 10 and 100 nM against the target antigens, could be successfully isolated even though the library was relatively small (∼ 10(6. These results show that repeated FACS screening without regeneration of the sorted cells can be a powerful method when a rapid response to a spreading disease is required.

  4. Sodium Ferulate Prevents Daunorubicin - Induced Apoptosis in H9c2 Cells via Inhibition of the ERKs Pathway

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    Zhi-Juan Wu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Daunorubicin (DNR-induced cardiotoxicity, which is closely associated with cardiomyocyte apoptosis, limits the drug's clinical application. The activation of the extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERKs pathway is responsible for the pro-apoptosis effect of DNR Sodium ferulate (SF has recently been found to attenuate both DNR-induced cardiotoxicity and mitochondrial apoptosis in juvenile rats. Nonetheless, the precise mechanism underlying SF-induced cardio-protection remains unclear. Methods: The DNR-injured H9c2 cell model was prepared by incubating the cells in 1 µM DNR for 24 h. Amounts of 15.6, 31.3 or 62.5 µM SF were simultaneously added to the cells. The effect of SF on the cytotoxic and apoptotic parameters of the cells was studied by monitoring apoptosis regulation via the ERKs pathway. Results: SF attenuated DNR-induced cell death (particularly apoptotic death, cTnI and β-tubulin degradation, and cellular morphological changes. SF reduced mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization, cytochrome c leakage, and caspase-9 and caspase-3 activation. SF also decreased ERK1/2, phospho-ERK1/2, p53 and Bax expression and increased Bcl-2 expression. These effects were similar to the results observed when using the pharmacological ERKs phosphorylation inhibitor, AZD6244. Conclusion: We determined that SF protects H9c2 cells from DNR-induced apoptosis through a mechanism that involves the interruption of the ERKs signaling pathway.

  5. Improvement of xylanase production by Penicillium canescens 10-10c in solid-state fermentation

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    Thonart P.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Among hemicellulases, xylanases are catalysts of considerable interest so as fundamental than applied point of view. However,it is paradoxical to note that the high cost of their production limits their use on a large scale. The use of purified xylan as culturesubstrate increases the production cost of the enzyme. Consequently, for commercial applications, it is advisable to developprocesses starting from inexpensive substrates. The purpose of this study is to optimise xylanases production in solid-statefermentation based on agricultural residues. The strain is Penicillium canescens 10-10c, selected in our laboratory for his abilityto produce xylanase activity free of cellulase. Assays concern optimization of different culture parameters in order to developin the future a solid-state fermentation reactor with soya oil cake. These parameters are: medium composition, temperatureincubation, induction and repression mechanisms. Soya oil cake in pellets (size > 10 mm gave a higher enzymatic activity.Great volume of culture medium reduced the enzymatic production. The presence of lactose, saccharose or starch of corn hasa positive effect on the production of xylanase while the presence of xylose, mannose, galactose, arabinose, cellobiose andpectin or methylcellulose reduces the production of xylanase. The sources of phosphorus (di-potassic and di-sodic enhancexylanase production. The enzymatic production obtained in Erlenmeyer flasks (250 ml after 7 days incubation at 30°C isabout 14 000 U.g-1 of carbon source. The nature of inoculum affects the enzymatic productivity. Indeed, better productivitywas obtained with inoculation by solid preculture (956 U.g-1 per day than liquid preculture (473 U.g-1 per day and sporessuspension (383 U.g-1 per day. These observed enzymatic activity levels are higher than those related in the literature, whichshows all the potentialities of this strain and this technique for the production of xylanase and allow to develop

  6. SHEAR WAVE SEISMIC STUDY COMPARING 9C3D SV AND SH IMAGES WITH 3C3D C-WAVE IMAGES

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    John Beecherl; Bob A. Hardage

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the relative merits of shear-wave (S-wave) seismic data acquired with nine-component (9-C) technology and with three-component (3-C) technology. The original proposal was written as if the investigation would be restricted to a single 9-C seismic survey in southwest Kansas (the Ashland survey), on the basis of the assumption that both 9-C and 3-C S-wave images could be created from that one data set. The Ashland survey was designed as a 9-C seismic program. We found that although the acquisition geometry was adequate for 9-C data analysis, the source-receiver geometry did not allow 3-C data to be extracted on an equitable and competitive basis with 9-C data. To do a fair assessment of the relative value of 9-C and 3-C seismic S-wave data, we expanded the study beyond the Ashland survey and included multicomponent seismic data from surveys done in a variety of basins. These additional data were made available through the Bureau of Economic Geology, our research subcontractor. Bureau scientists have added theoretical analyses to this report that provide valuable insights into several key distinctions between 9-C and 3-C seismic data. These theoretical considerations about distinctions between 3-C and 9-C S-wave data are presented first, followed by a discussion of differences between processing 9-C common-midpoint data and 3-C common-conversion-point data. Examples of 9-C and 3-C data are illustrated and discussed in the last part of the report. The key findings of this study are that each S-wave mode (SH-SH, SV-SV, or PSV) involves a different subsurface illumination pattern and a different reflectivity behavior and that each mode senses a different Earth fabric along its propagation path because of the unique orientation of its particle-displacement vector. As a result of the distinct orientation of each mode's particle-displacement vector, one mode may react to a critical geologic condition in a more optimal way than

  7. SHEAR WAVE SEISMIC STUDY COMPARING 9C3D SV AND SH IMAGES WITH 3C3D C-WAVE IMAGES

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    John Beecherl; Bob A. Hardage

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the relative merits of shear-wave (S-wave) seismic data acquired with nine-component (9-C) technology and with three-component (3-C) technology. The original proposal was written as if the investigation would be restricted to a single 9-C seismic survey in southwest Kansas (the Ashland survey), on the basis of the assumption that both 9-C and 3-C S-wave images could be created from that one data set. The Ashland survey was designed as a 9-C seismic program. We found that although the acquisition geometry was adequate for 9-C data analysis, the source-receiver geometry did not allow 3-C data to be extracted on an equitable and competitive basis with 9-C data. To do a fair assessment of the relative value of 9-C and 3-C seismic S-wave data, we expanded the study beyond the Ashland survey and included multicomponent seismic data from surveys done in a variety of basins. These additional data were made available through the Bureau of Economic Geology, our research subcontractor. Bureau scientists have added theoretical analyses to this report that provide valuable insights into several key distinctions between 9-C and 3-C seismic data. These theoretical considerations about distinctions between 3-C and 9-C S-wave data are presented first, followed by a discussion of differences between processing 9-C common-midpoint data and 3-C common-conversion-point data. Examples of 9-C and 3-C data are illustrated and discussed in the last part of the report. The key findings of this study are that each S-wave mode (SH-SH, SV-SV, or PSV) involves a different subsurface illumination pattern and a different reflectivity behavior and that each mode senses a different Earth fabric along its propagation path because of the unique orientation of its particle-displacement vector. As a result of the distinct orientation of each mode's particle-displacement vector, one mode may react to a critical geologic condition in a more optimal way than

  8. TanshinoneIIA and cryptotanshinone protect against hypoxia-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in H9c2 cells.

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    Hyou-Ju Jin

    Full Text Available Mitochondrial apoptosis pathway is an important target of cardioprotective signalling. Tanshinones, a group of major bioactive compounds isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza, have been reported with actions against inflammation, oxidative stress, and myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury. However, the actions of these compounds on the chronic hypoxia-related mitochondrial apoptosis pathway have not been investigated. In this study, we examined the effects and molecular mechanisms of two major tanshonones, tanshinone IIA (TIIA and cryptotanshinone (CT on hypoxia induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells. Cultured H9c2 cells were treated with TIIA and CT (0.3 and 3 μΜ 2 hr before and during an 8 hr hypoxic period. Chronic hypoxia caused a significant increase in hypoxia inducible factor 1α expression and the cell late apoptosis rate, which was accompanied with an increase in caspase 3 activity, cytochrome c release, mitochondria membrane potential and expression of pro-apoptosis proteins (Bax and Bak. TIIA and CT (0.3 and 3 μΜ, in concentrations without affecting the cell viability, significantly inhibited the late apoptosis and the changes of caspase 3 activity, cytochrome c release, and mitochondria membrane potential induced by chronic hypoxia. These compounds also suppressed the overexpression of Bax and reduced the ratio of Bax/Bcl-2. The results indicate that TIIA and CT protect against chronic hypoxia induced cell apoptosis by regulating the mitochondrial apoptosis signaling pathway, involving inhibitions of mitochondria hyperpolarization, cytochrome c release and caspase 3 activity, and balancing anti- and pro-apoptotic proteins in Bcl-2 family proteins.

  9. The protective effect of lycopene on hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress in H9C2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Gao, Yang; Jia, Pengyu; Shu, WenQi; Jia, Dalin

    2016-03-05

    Nowadays, drugs protecting ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) myocardium become more suitable for clinic. It has been confirmed lycopene has various protections, but lacking the observation of its effect on endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS)-mediated apoptosis caused by hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). This study aims to clarify the protective effect of lycopene on ERS induced by H/R in H9C2 cardiomyocytes. Detect the survival rate, lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, apoptosis ratio, glucose-regulated proteins 78 (GRP78), C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), c-Jun-N-terminal protein Kinase (JNK) and Caspase-12 mRNA and protein expression and phosphorylation of JNK (p-JNK) protein expression. LDH activity, apoptosis ratio and GRP78 protein expression increase in the H/R group, reduced by lycopene. The survival rate reduces in the H/R and thapsigargin (TG) groups; lycopene and 4-phenyl butyric acid (4-PBA) can improve it caused by H/R, lycopene also can improve it caused by TG. The apoptosis ratio, the expression of GRP78, CHOP and Caspase-12 mRNA and protein and p-JNK protein increase in the H/R and TG groups, weaken in the lycopene+H/R, 4-PBA+H/R and lycopene+TG groups. There is no obvious change in the expression of JNK mRNA or protein. Hence, our results provide the evidence that 10 μM lycopene plays an obviously protective effect on H/R H9C2 cardiomyocytes, realized through reducing ERS and apoptosis. The possible mechanism may be related to CHOP, p-JNK and Caspase-12 pathways.

  10. Mitoprotective antioxidant EUK-134 stimulates fatty acid oxidation and prevents hypertrophy in H9C2 cells.

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    Purushothaman, Sreeja; Nair, R Renuka

    2016-09-01

    Oxidative stress is an important contributory factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases like hypertension-induced hypertrophy. Mitochondrion is the major source of reactive oxygen species. Hence, protecting mitochondria from oxidative damage can be an effective therapeutic strategy for the prevention of hypertensive heart disease. Conventional antioxidants are not likely to be cardioprotective, as they cannot protect mitochondria from oxidative damage. EUK-134 is a salen-manganese complex with superoxide dismutase and catalase activity. The possible role of EUK-134, a mitoprotective antioxidant, in the prevention of hypertrophy of H9C2 cells was examined. The cells were stimulated with phenylephrine (50 μM), and hypertrophy was assessed based on cell volume and expression of brain natriuretic peptide and calcineurin. Enhanced myocardial lipid peroxidation and protein carbonyl content, accompanied by nuclear factor-kappa B gene expression, confirmed the presence of oxidative stress in hypertrophic cells. Metabolic shift was evident from reduction in the expression of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase. Mitochondrial oxidative stress was confirmed by the reduced expression of mitochondria-specific antioxidant peroxiredoxin-3 and enhanced mitochondrial superoxide production. Compromised mitochondrial function was apparent from reduced mitochondrial membrane potential. Pretreatment with EUK-134 (10 μM) was effective in the prevention of hypertrophic changes in H9C2 cells, reduction of oxidative stress, and prevention of metabolic shift. EUK-134 treatment improved the oxidative status of mitochondria and reversed hypertrophy-induced reduction of mitochondrial membrane potential. Supplementation with EUK-134 is therefore identified as a novel approach to attenuate cardiac hypertrophy and lends scope for the development of EUK-134 as a therapeutic agent in the management of human cardiovascular disease.

  11. Biliary fluorescent aromatic compounds (FACs) measured by fixed wavelength fluorescence (FF) in several marine fish species from the NW Mediterranean.

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    Insausti, David; Carrasson, Maite; Maynou, Francesc; Cartes, Joan E; Solé, Montserrat

    2009-11-01

    The fixed wavelength fluoresce (FF) method was used to estimate the levels of fluorescent aromatic compounds (FACs) in the bile of fourteen fish species of commercial and/or ecological interest. Sampling was carried out in the NW Mediterranean at depths ranging from 50 to 1000 m during four seasonal cruises. During the summer sampling period, some species were also collected from another site (Vilanova fishing grounds) for comparison. Baseline levels of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were measured. Some seasonality was observed, with reduced FF levels in summer and no differences among sites, consistent with sediment PAH levels. We discuss our results in relation to fish phylogeny, season, depth, diet, trophic level and swimming capacity. Overall FF levels indicated differences among species; the suprabenthic feeders from shallow and deep communities, and Mullus barbatus in particular, displayed elevated FF values and are potential candidates for additional monitoring studies.

  12. t-10, c-12 CLA dietary supplementation inhibits atherosclerotic lesion development despite adverse cardiovascular and hepatic metabolic marker profiles.

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    Patricia L Mitchell

    Full Text Available Animal and human studies have indicated that fatty acids such as the conjugated linoleic acids (CLA found in milk could potentially alter the risk of developing metabolic disorders including diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD. Using susceptible rodent models (apoE(-/- and LDLr(-/- mice we investigated the interrelationship between mouse strain, dietary conjugated linoleic acids and metabolic markers of CVD. Despite an adverse metabolic risk profile, atherosclerosis (measured directly by lesion area, was significantly reduced with t-10, c-12 CLA and mixed isomer CLA (Mix supplementation in both apoE(-/- (p<0.05, n = 11 and LDLr(-/- mice (p<0.01, n = 10. Principal component analysis was utilized to delineate the influence of multiple plasma and tissue metabolites on the development of atherosclerosis. Group clustering by dietary supplementation was evident, with the t-10, c-12 CLA supplemented animals having distinct patterns, suggestive of hepatic insulin resistance, regardless of mouse strain. The effect of CLA supplementation on hepatic lipid and fatty acid composition was explored in the LDLr(-/- strain. Dietary supplementation with t-10, c-12 CLA significantly increased liver weight (p<0.05, n = 10, triglyceride (p<0.01, n = 10 and cholesterol ester content (p<0.01, n = 10. Furthermore, t-10, c-12 CLA also increased the ratio of 18∶1 to 18∶0 fatty acid in the liver suggesting an increase in the activity of stearoyl-CoA desaturase. Changes in plasma adiponectin and liver weight with t-10, c-12 CLA supplementation were evident within 3 weeks of initiation of the diet. These observations provide evidence that the individual CLA isomers have divergent mechanisms of action and that t-10, c-12 CLA rapidly changes plasma and liver markers of metabolic syndrome, despite evidence of reduction in atherosclerosis.

  13. t10c12-CLA maintains higher bone mineral density during aging by modulating osteoclastogenesis and bone marrow adiposity.

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    Rahman, Md M; Halade, Ganesh V; Williams, Paul J; Fernandes, Gabriel

    2011-09-01

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has been shown to positively influence calcium and bone metabolism. Earlier, we showed that CLA (equal mixture of c9t11-CLA and t10c12-CLA) could protect age-associated bone loss by modulating inflammatory markers and osteoclastogenesis. Since, c9t11-CLA and t10c12-CLA isomers differentially regulate functional parameters and gene expression in different cell types, we examined the efficacy of individual CLA isomers against age-associated bone loss using 12 months old C57BL/6 female mice fed for 6 months with 10% corn oil (CO), 9.5% CO + 0.5% c9t11-CLA, 9.5% CO + 0.5% t10c12-CLA or 9.5% CO + 0.25% c9t11-CLA + 0.25% t10c12-CLA. Mice fed a t10c12-CLA diet maintained a significantly higher bone mineral density (BMD) in femoral, tibial and lumbar regions than those fed CO and c9t11-CLA diets as measured by dual-energy-X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The increased BMD was accompanied by a decreased production of osteoclastogenic factors, that is, RANKL, TRAP5b, TNF-alpha and IL-6 in serum. Moreover, a significant reduction of high fat diet-induced bone marrow adiposity was observed in t10c12-CLA fed mice as compared to that of CO and c9t11-CLA fed mice, as measured by Oil-Red-O staining of bone marrow sections. In addition, a significant reduction of osteoclast differentiation and bone resorbing pit formation was observed in t10c12-CLA treated RAW 264.7 cell culture stimulated with RANKL as compared to that of c9t11-CLA and linoleic acid treated cultures. In conclusion, these findings suggest that t10c12-CLA is the most potent CLA isomer and it exerts its anti-osteoporotic effect by modulating osteoclastogenesis and bone marrow adiposity.

  14. Development of a new transformant selection system for Penicillium chrysogenum: isolation and characterization of the P. chrysogenum acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase gene (facA) and its use as a homologous selection marker.

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    Gouka, R J; van Hartingsveldt, W; Bovenberg, R A; van Zeijl, C M; van den Hondel, C A; van Gorcom, R F

    1993-01-01

    A new transformation system for the filamentous fungus Penicillium chrysogenum is described, based on the use of the homologous acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase (facA) gene as a selection marker. Acetate-non-utilizing (Fac-) strains of P. chrysogenum were obtained by positive selection for spontaneous resistance to fluoroacetate. Among these fac mutants putative facA strains were selected for a loss of acetyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase activity. The facA gene, coding for the enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase, was isolated from a P. chrysogenum genomic library using synthetic oligonucleotides derived from conserved regions from the corresponding genes of Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa. Vector pPC2-3, comprising a genomic 6.5 kb PstI fragment, was able to complement P. chrysogenum facA strains with frequencies up to 27 transformants.micrograms-1 DNA. Direct selection of transformants was accomplished using acetate and low amounts (0.001%) of glucose as carbon sources. About 50% of the transformants arose by integration of pPC2-3 DNA at the homologous facA locus and 50% by integration elsewhere in the genome. Determination of the nucleotide sequence of part of the cloned fragment showed the presence of an open reading frame of 2007 nucleotides, interrupted by five putative introns. Comparison of the nucleotide and the amino acid sequence of the facA gene of P. chrysogenum with the facA gene of A. nidulans reveals similarities of 80% and 89%, respectively. The putative introns present in the P. chrysogenum facA gene appear at identical positions as those in the A. nidulans facA gene, but show no significant sequence similarity.

  15. A contribution to identification of novel regulators of plant response to sulfur deficiency: characteristics of a tobacco gene UP9C, its protein product and the effects of UP9C silencing.

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    Lewandowska, Malgorzata; Wawrzynska, Anna; Moniuszko, Grzegorz; Lukomska, Jolanta; Zientara, Katarzyna; Piecho, Marta; Hodurek, Pawel; Zhukov, Igor; Liszewska, Frantz; Nikiforova, Victoria; Sirko, Agnieszka

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    Extensive changes in plant transcriptome and metabolome have been observed by numerous research groups after transferring plants from optimal conditions to sulfur (S) deficiency. Despite intensive studies and recent important achievements, like identification of SLIM1/EIL3 as a major transcriptional regulator of the response to S-deficiency, many questions concerning other elements of the regulatory network remain unanswered. Investigations of genes with expression regulated by S-deficiency stress encoding proteins of unknown function might help to clarify these problems. This study is focused on the UP9C gene and the UP9-like family in tobacco. Homologs of these genes exist in other plant species, including a family of four genes of unknown function in Arabidopsis thaliana (LSU1-4), of which two were reported as strongly induced by S-deficit and to a lesser extent by salt stress and nitrate limitation. Conservation of the predicted structural features, such as coiled coil region or nuclear localization signal, suggests that these proteins might have important functions possibly mediated by interactions with other proteins. Analysis of transgenic tobacco plants with silenced expression of UP9-like genes strongly argues for their significant role in regulation of plant response to S-deficit. Although our study shows that the UP9-like proteins are important components of such response and they might be also required during other stresses, their molecular functions remain a mystery.

  16. Cytochrome P-450-catalyzed reactive oxygen species production mediates the (-schisandrin B-induced glutathione and heat shock responses in H9c2 cardiomyocytes

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    Na Chen

    2012-01-01

    Conclusion: The results suggest that ROS arising from the CYP-catalyzed metabolism of (-Sch B elicit glutathione antioxidant and heat shock responses, thereby protecting against oxidant-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

  17. H9c2 and HL-1 cells demonstrate distinct features of energy metabolism, mitochondrial function and sensitivity to hypoxia-reoxygenation.

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    Kuznetsov, Andrey V; Javadov, Sabzali; Sickinger, Stephan; Frotschnig, Sandra; Grimm, Michael

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    Dysfunction of cardiac energy metabolism plays a critical role in many cardiac diseases, including heart failure, myocardial infarction and ischemia-reperfusion injury and organ transplantation. The characteristics of these diseases can be elucidated in vivo, though animal-free in vitro experiments, with primary adult or neonatal cardiomyocytes, the rat ventricular H9c2 cell line or the mouse atrial HL-1 cells, providing intriguing experimental alternatives. Currently, it is not clear how H9c2 and HL-1 cells mimic the responses of primary cardiomyocytes to hypoxia and oxidative stress. In the present study, we show that H9c2 cells are more similar to primary cardiomyocytes than HL-1 cells with regard to energy metabolism patterns, such as cellular ATP levels, bioenergetics, metabolism, function and morphology of mitochondria. In contrast to HL-1, H9c2 cells possess beta-tubulin II, a mitochondrial isoform of tubulin that plays an important role in mitochondrial function and regulation. We demonstrate that H9c2 cells are significantly more sensitive to hypoxia-reoxygenation injury in terms of loss of cell viability and mitochondrial respiration, whereas HL-1 cells were more resistant to hypoxia as evidenced by their relative stability. In comparison to HL-1 cells, H9c2 cells exhibit a higher phosphorylation (activation) state of AMP-activated protein kinase, but lower peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha levels, suggesting that each cell type is characterized by distinct regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis. Our results provide evidence that H9c2 cardiomyoblasts are more energetically similar to primary cardiomyocytes than are atrial HL-1 cells. H9c2 cells can be successfully used as an in vitro model to simulate cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury.

  18. A Cross-species Comparison of Facial Morphology and Movement in Humans and Chimpanzees Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS).

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    Vick, Sarah-Jane; Waller, Bridget M; Parr, Lisa A; Smith Pasqualini, Marcia C; Bard, Kim A

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    A comparative perspective has remained central to the study of human facial expressions since Darwin's [(1872/1998). The expression of the emotions in man and animals (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press] insightful observations on the presence and significance of cross-species continuities and species-unique phenomena. However, cross-species comparisons are often difficult to draw due to methodological limitations. We report the application of a common methodology, the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) to examine facial movement across two species of hominoids, namely humans and chimpanzees. FACS [Ekman & Friesen (1978). Facial action coding system. CA: Consulting Psychology Press] has been employed to identify the repertoire of human facial movements. We demonstrate that FACS can be applied to other species, but highlight that any modifications must be based on both underlying anatomy and detailed observational analysis of movements. Here we describe the ChimpFACS and use it to compare the repertoire of facial movement in chimpanzees and humans. While the underlying mimetic musculature shows minimal differences, important differences in facial morphology impact upon the identification and detection of related surface appearance changes across these two species.

  19. Enhanced cardiac TBC1D10C expression lowers heart rate and enhances exercise capacity and survival

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    Volland, Cornelia; Bremer, Sebastian; Hellenkamp, Kristian; Hartmann, Nico; Dybkova, Nataliya; Khadjeh, Sara; Kutschenko, Anna; Liebetanz, David; Wagner, Stefan; Unsöld, Bernhard; Didié, Michael; Toischer, Karl; Sossalla, Samuel; Hasenfuß, Gerd; Seidler, Tim

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    TBC1D10C is a protein previously demonstrated to bind and inhibit Ras and Calcineurin. In cardiomyocytes, also CaMKII is inhibited and all three targeted enzymes are known to promote maladaptive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Here, in accordance with lack of Calcineurin inhibition in vivo, we did not observe a relevant anti-hypertrophic effect despite inhibition of Ras and CaMKII. However, cardiomyocyte-specific TBC1D10C overexpressing transgenic mice exhibited enhanced longevity. Ejection fraction and exercise capacity were enhanced in transgenic mice, but shortening of isolated cardiomyocytes was not increased. This suggests longevity resulted from enhanced cardiac performance but independent of cardiomyocyte contractile force. In further search for mechanisms, a transcriptome-wide analysis revealed expressional changes in several genes pertinent to control of heart rate (HR) including Hcn4, Scn10a, Sema3a and Cacna2d2. Indeed, telemetric holter recordings demonstrated slower atrial conduction and significantly lower HR. Pharmacological reduction of HR was previously demonstrated to enhance survival in mice. Thus, in addition to inhibition of stress signaling, TBC1D10C economizes generation of cardiac output via HR reduction, enhancing exercise capacity and survival. TBC1D10C may be a new target for HR reduction and longevity. PMID:27667030

  20. t-10, c-12 CLA dietary supplementation inhibits atherosclerotic lesion development despite adverse cardiovascular and hepatic metabolic marker profiles.

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    Mitchell, Patricia L; Karakach, Tobias K; Currie, Deborah L; McLeod, Roger S

    2012-01-01

    Animal and human studies have indicated that fatty acids such as the conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) found in milk could potentially alter the risk of developing metabolic disorders including diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Using susceptible rodent models (apoE(-/-) and LDLr(-/-) mice) we investigated the interrelationship between mouse strain, dietary conjugated linoleic acids and metabolic markers of CVD. Despite an adverse metabolic risk profile, atherosclerosis (measured directly by lesion area), was significantly reduced with t-10, c-12 CLA and mixed isomer CLA (Mix) supplementation in both apoE(-/-) (pCLA supplemented animals having distinct patterns, suggestive of hepatic insulin resistance, regardless of mouse strain. The effect of CLA supplementation on hepatic lipid and fatty acid composition was explored in the LDLr(-/-) strain. Dietary supplementation with t-10, c-12 CLA significantly increased liver weight (pCLA also increased the ratio of 18∶1 to 18∶0 fatty acid in the liver suggesting an increase in the activity of stearoyl-CoA desaturase. Changes in plasma adiponectin and liver weight with t-10, c-12 CLA supplementation were evident within 3 weeks of initiation of the diet. These observations provide evidence that the individual CLA isomers have divergent mechanisms of action and that t-10, c-12 CLA rapidly changes plasma and liver markers of metabolic syndrome, despite evidence of reduction in atherosclerosis.

  1. Q_EC values of the Superallowed beta-Emitters 10-C, 34-Ar, 38-Ca and 46-V

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    Eronen, T; Hakala, J; Hardy, J C; Jokinen, A; Kankainen, A; Moore, I D; Penttila, H; Reponen, M; Rissanen, J; Saastamoinen, A; Aysto, J

    2011-01-01

    The Q_EC values of the superallowed beta+ emitters 10-C, 34-Ar, 38-Ca and 46-V have been measured with a Penning-trap mass spectrometer to be 3648.12(8), 6061.83(8), 6612.12(7) and 7052.44(10) keV, respectively. All four values are substantially improved in precision over previous results.

  2. Attenuated mitochondrial NADP+-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase activity induces apoptosis and hypertrophy of H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Lee, Jun Ho; Park, Jeen-Woo

    2014-04-01

    Oxidative stress, characterized by the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is known to have numerous detrimental effects on the myocardium such as the induction of apoptotic cell death, hypertrophy, fibrosis, dysfunction, and dilatation. Over the past several years, we have shown that mitochondrial NADP(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDPm) functions as an antioxidant and anti-apoptotic protein by supplying NADPH to antioxidant systems. Here, we showed that transfection of H9c2 clonal myoblastic cells with small interfering RNA (siRNA) specific for IDPm markedly attenuated IDPm expression and substantially induced apoptosis, senescence, and hypertrophy as indicated by increased atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) gene expression, a marker of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, and a larger cell size. Knockdown of IDPm expression resulted in the modulation of cellular and mitochondrial redox status, mitochondrial function, and cellular oxidative damage. Taken together, our results suggest that the suppression of IDPm expression by siRNA induces apoptosis and hypertrophy of cultured cardiomyocytes through the disruption of cellular redox balance.

  3. Water solubility of selected C9-C18 alkanes using a slow-stir technique: Comparison to structure - property models.

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    Letinski, Daniel J; Parkerton, Thomas F; Redman, Aaron D; Connelly, Martin J; Peterson, Brian

    2016-05-01

    Aqueous solubility is a fundamental physical-chemical substance property that strongly influences the distribution, fate and effects of chemicals upon release into the environment. Experimental water solubility was determined for 18 selected C9-C18 normal, branched and cyclic alkanes. A slow-stir technique was applied to obviate emulsion formation, which historically has resulted in significant overestimation of the aqueous solubility of such hydrophobic liquid compounds. Sensitive GC-MS based methods coupled with contemporary sample extraction techniques were employed to enable reproducible analysis of low parts-per billion aqueous concentrations. Water solubility measurements for most of the compounds investigated, are reported for the first time expanding available data for branched and cyclic alkanes. Measured water solubilities spanned four orders of magnitude ranging from 0.3 μg/L to 250 μg/L. Good agreement was observed for selected alkanes tested in this work and reported in earlier literature demonstrating the robustness of the slow-stir water solubility technique. Comparisons of measured alkane water solubilities were also made with those predicted by commonly used quantitative structure-property relationship models (e.g. SPARC, EPIWIN, ACD/Labs). Correlations are also presented between alkane measured water solubilities and molecular size parameters (e.g. molar volume, solvent accessible molar volume) affirming a mechanistic description of empirical aqueous solubility results and prediction previously reported for a more limited set of alkanes.

  4. Beneficial properties of selenium incorporated guar gum nanoparticles against ischemia/reperfusion in cardiomyoblasts (H9c2).

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    Soumya, R S; Vineetha, V P; Salin Raj, P; Raghu, K G

    2014-11-01

    Nanotechnology for the treatment and diagnosis has been emerging recently as a potential area of research and development. In the present study, selenium incorporated guar gum nanoparticles have been prepared by nanoprecipitation and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and particle size analysis. The nanoparticles were screened for antioxidant potential (metal chelation, total reducing power and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity) and were evaluated against the cell line based cardiac ischemia/reperfusion model with special emphasis on oxidative stress and mitochondrial parameters. The cell based cardiac ischemia model was employed using H9c2 cell lines. Investigations revealed that there was a significant alteration (P ≤ 0.05) in the innate antioxidant status (glutathione↓, glutathione peroxidase↓, thioredoxin reductase↓, superoxide dismutase↓, catalase↓, lipid peroxidation↑, protein carbonyl↑, xanthine oxidase↑ and caspase 3 activity↑), mitochondrial functions (reactive oxygen species generation, membrane potential, and pore opening) and calcium homeostasis (calcium ATPase and intracellular calcium overload) during both ischemia and reperfusion. For comparative evaluation, selenium, guar gum and selenium incorporated guar gum nanoparticles were evaluated for their protective properties against ischemia/reperfusion. The study reveals that selenium incorporated guar gum nanoparticles were better at protecting the cells from ischemia/reperfusion compared to selenium and guar gum nanoparticles. The potent antioxidant capability shown by the sample in in vitro assays may be the biochemical basis of its better biological activity. Further, the nanodimensions of the particle may be the additional factor responsible for its better effect.

  5. Antihistamines modulate the integrin signaling pathway in h9c2 rat cardiomyocytes: Possible association with cardiotoxicity.

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    Yun, J S; Kim, S Y

    2015-08-01

    The identification of biomarkers for toxicity prediction is crucial for drug development and safety evaluation. The selective and specific biomarkers for antihistamines-induced cardiotoxicity is not well identified yet. In order to evaluate the mechanism of the life-threatening effects caused by antihistamines, we used DNA microarrays to analyze genomic profiles in H9C2 rat cardiomyocytes that were treated with antihistamines. The gene expression profiles from drug-treated cells revealed changes in the integrin signaling pathway, suggesting that cardiac arrhythmias induced by antihistamine treatment may be mediated by changes in integrin-mediated signaling. It has been reported that integrin plays a role in QT prolongation that may induce cardiac arrhythmia. These results indicate that the integrin-mediated signaling pathway induced by antihistamines is involved in various biological mechanisms that lead to cardiac QT prolongation. Therefore, we suggest that genomic profiling of antihistamine-treated cardiomyocytes has the potential to reveal the mechanism of adverse drug reactions, and this signal pathway is applicable to prediction of in vitro cardiotoxicity induced by antihistamines as a biomarker candidate.

  6. In Vitro and In Vivo Comparison of Gemcitabine and the Gemcitabine Analog 1-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoroarabinofuranosyl) Cytosine (FAC) in Human Orthotopic and Genetically Modified Mouse Pancreatic Cancer Models.

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    Russell, James; Pillarsetty, Nagavarakishore; Kramer, Robin M; Romesser, Paul B; Desai, Pooja; Haimovitz-Friedman, Adriana; Lowery, Maeve A; Humm, John L

    2017-03-27

    Although gemcitabine is a mainstay of pancreatic cancer therapy, it is only moderately effective, and it would be desirable to measure drug uptake in patients. 1-(2'-deoxy-2'-fluoroarabinofuranosyl) cytosine (FAC), is an analog of gemcitabine, and when labeled with F-18, it may be a potential surrogate PET tracer for the drug. [(18)F]FAC was synthesized to a radiochemical purity of >96 %. The human tumor lines AsPC1, BxPC3, Capan-1, Panc1, and MiaPaca2 were grown orthotopically in nude mice. KPC mice that conditionally express oncogenic K-ras and p53 mutations in pancreatic tissue were also used. The intra-tumoral distributions of [(14)C]gemcitabine and [(18)F]FAC were mapped with autoradiography. The inter-tumor correlation between [(14)C]gemcitabine and [(18)F]FAC was established in the orthotopic tumors. Expression of the equilibrative and concentrative nucleoside transporters (ENT, CNT) in vitro was detected by western blotting. Drug uptake was characterized in vitro using [(3)H]gemcitabine and the effect of transporter inhibition on gemcitabine and FAC uptake was investigated. The relative affinity of cells for gemcitabine and FAC was tested in competition assays. The cell lines differed in sensitivity to transport inhibitors and in competition studies. There was a good in vivo correlation between the total uptake of [(18)F]FAC and [(14)C]gemcitabine, measured across all orthotopic tumors. Using the KPC and BxPC3 models, we found that [(14)C]gemcitabine and [(18)F]FAC were largely co-localized. In the lines examined here, [(18)F]FAC uptake correlates well with gemcitabine in vivo, supporting the notion that [(18)F]FAC can serve as a PET radiotracer surrogate to determine the uptake and distribution of gemcitabine within pancreatic tumors.

  7. Tribulus terrestris (Linn.) Attenuates Cellular Alterations Induced by Ischemia in H9c2 Cells Via Antioxidant Potential.

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    Reshma, P L; Lekshmi, V S; Sankar, Vandana; Raghu, K G

    2015-06-01

    Tribulus terrestris L. was evaluated for its cardioprotective property against myocardial ischemia in a cell line model. Initially, methanolic extract was prepared and subjected to sequential extraction with various solvents. The extract with high phenolic content (T. terrestris L. ethyl acetate extract-TTME) was further characterized for its chemical constituents and taken forward for evaluation against cardiac ischemia. HPLC analysis revealed the presence of phenolic compounds like caffeic acid (12.41 ± 0.22 mg g(-1)), chlorogenic acid (0.52 ± 0.06 mg g(-1)) and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (0.60 ± 0.08 mg g(-1)). H9c2 cells were pretreated with TTME (10, 25, 50 and 100 µg/ml) for 24 h before the induction of ischemia. Then ischemia was induced by exposing cells to ischemia buffer, in a hypoxic chamber, maintained at 0.1% O2, 95% N2 and 5% CO2, for 1 h. A significant (p ≤ 0.05) increase in reactive oxygen species generation (56%), superoxide production (18%), loss of plasma membrane integrity, dissipation of transmembrane potential, permeability transition pore opening and apoptosis had been observed during ischemia. However, pretreatment with TTME was found to significantly (p ≤ 0.05) attenuate the alterations caused by ischemia. The overall results of this study partially reveal the scientific basis of the use of T. terrestris L. in the traditional system of medicine for heart diseases.

  8. Progress of analysis of dissociation of 10C, 10B and 12C nuclei in nuclear track emulsion

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    Artemenkov D. A.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent findings related with the unstable nuclei 8Be and 9B in the coherent dissociation of relativistic nuclei 10C, 10B and 12C in nuclear track emulsion (“white”stars are highlighted. Selection of the 10C “white”stars accompanied by 8Be (9B leads to appearance of the distinct peak with a maximum at 4.1 ± 0.3 MeV in the excitation energy distribution of 2α2p ensembles. The 8Beg.s. nucleus is manifested in the coherent dissociation 10B → 2He + H with a probability of 25 ± 5 % including 13 ± 3 % of 9B decays. A probability ratio of the mirror channels 9B + n and 9Be + p is estimated to be 10 ± 1. Reanalysis of relativistic 12C dissociation in lead enriched emulsion revealed 9 3α-events corresponding to the Hoyle state.

  9. Crystal structure of fac-tricarbonylchloridobis(4-hydroxypyridinerhenium(I–pyridin-4(1H-one (1/1

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    Saray Argibay-Otero

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [ReCl(C5H5NO2(CO3]·C5H5NO, contains one molecule of the complex fac-[ReCl(4-pyOH2(CO3] (where 4-pyOH represents 4-hydroxypyridine and one molecule of pyridin-4(1H-one (4-HpyO. In the molecule of the complex, the Re atom is coordinated to two N atoms of the two 4-pyOH ligands, three carbonyl C atoms, in a facial configuration, and the Cl atom. The resulting geometry is slightly distorted octahedral. In the crystal structure, both fragments are associated by hydrogen bonds; two 4-HpyO molecules bridge between two molecules of the complex using the O=C group as acceptor for two different HO– groups of coordinated 4-pyOH from two neighbouring metal complexes. The resulting square arrangements are extented into infinite chains by hydrogen bonds involving the N—H groups of the 4-HpyO molecule and the chloride ligands. The chains are further stabilized by π-stacking interactions.

  10. A mammalian cell based FACS-panning platform for the selection of HIV-1 envelopes for vaccine development.

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    Tim-Henrik Bruun

    Full Text Available An increasing number of broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (bnMAb against the HIV-1 envelope (Env protein has been discovered recently. Despite this progress, vaccination efforts with the aim to re-elicit bnMAbs that provide protective immunity have failed so far. Herein, we describe the development of a mammalian cell based FACS-panning method in which bnMAbs are used as tools to select surface-exposed envelope variants according to their binding affinity. For that purpose, an HIV-1 derived lentiviral vector was developed to infect HEK293T cells at low multiplicity of infection (MOI in order to link Env phenotype and genotype. For proof of principle, a gp145 Env model-library was established in which the complete V3 domain was substituted by five strain specific V3 loop sequences with known binding affinities to nMAb 447-52D, respectively. Env genes were recovered from selected cells by PCR, subcloned into a lentiviral vector (i to determine and quantify the enrichment nMAb binders and (ii to generate a new batch of transduction competent particles. After 2 selection cycles the Env variant with highest affinity was enriched 20-fold and represented 80% of the remaining Env population. Exploiting the recently described bnMAbs, this procedure might prove useful in selecting Env proteins from large Env libraries with the potential to elicit bnMAbs when used as vaccine candidates.

  11. Salidroside inhibits oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)/re-oxygenation-induced H9c2 cell necrosis through activating of Akt-Nrf2 signaling.

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    Zheng, Koulong; Sheng, Zhenqiang; Li, Yefei; Lu, Huihe

    2014-08-15

    Oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)/re-oxygenation has been applied to cultured cardiomyocytes to create a cellular model of ischemic heart damage. In the current study, we explored the potential role of salidroside against OGD/re-oxygenation-induced damage in H9c2 cardiomyocytes, and studied the underlying mechanisms. We found that OGD/re-oxygenation primarily induced necrosis in H9c2 cells, which was inhibited by salidroside. Salidroside suppressed OGD/re-oxygenation-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, p53 mitochondrial translocation and cyclophilin D (Cyp-D) association as well as mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) decrease in H9c2 cells. Meanwhile, salidroside activated Akt and promoted transcription of NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-regulated genes (heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO-1)). Significantly, Nrf2 shRNA knockdown or Akt inhibitors (LY 294002 and wortmannin) not only prevented salidroside-induced HO-1/NQO-1 transcription, but also alleviated salidroside-mediated cytoprotective effect against OGD/re-oxygenation in H9c2 cells. These observations suggest that salidroside activates Nrf2-regulated anti-oxidant signaling, and protects against OGD/re-oxygenation-induced H9c2 cell necrosis via activation of Akt signaling.

  12. Reactions of fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)3]+ with nucleoside diphosphates and thiamine diphosphate in aqueous solution investigated by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy.

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    Adams, Kristie M; Marzilli, Patricia A; Marzilli, Luigi G

    2007-10-29

    Products formed between monoester diphosphates (MDPs) and fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)3]OTf at pH 3.6 were examined. Such adducts of the fac-[Re(CO)3]+ moiety have an uncommon combination of properties for an "inert" metal center in that sharp NMR signals can be observed, yet the products are equilibrating at rates allowing NMR EXSY cross-peaks to be observed. Thiamine diphosphate (TDP) and uridine 5'-diphosphate (5'-UDP) form 1:1 bidentate {Palpha,Pbeta} chelates, in which the MDP binds Re(I) via Palpha and Pbeta phosphate groups. Asymmetric centers are created at Re(I) (RRe/SRe) and Palpha (Delta/Lambda), leading to four diastereomers. The two mirror pairs of diastereomers (RReDelta/SReLambda) and (RReLambda/SReDelta) for TDP (no ribose) and for all four diastereomers (RReDelta, RReLambda, SReDelta, SReLambda) for 5'-UDP (asymmetric ribose) gave two and four sets of NMR signals for the bound MDP, respectively. 31Palpha-31Palpha EXSY cross-peaks indicate that the fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)({Palpha,Pbeta}MDP)]- isomers interchange slowly on the NMR time scale, with an average k approximately equal to 0.8 s(-1) at 32 degrees C; the EXSY cross-peaks could arise from chirality changes at only Re(I) or at only Palpha. Guanosine 5'-diphosphate (5'-GDP), with a ribose moiety and a Re(I)-binding base, formed both possible diastereomers (RRe and SRe) of the fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)({N7,Pbeta}GDP)]- macrochelate, with one slightly more abundant diastereomer suggested to be RRe by Mn2+ ion 1H NMR signal line-broadening combined with distances from molecular models. Interchange of the diastereomers requires that the coordination site of either N7 or Pbeta move to the H2O site. 31Palpha-31Palpha EXSY cross-peaks indicate a k approximately equal to 0.5 s(-1) at 32 degrees C for RRe-to-SRe interchange. The similarity of the rate constants for interchange of fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)({Palpha,Pbeta}MDP)]- and fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)({N7,Pbeta}GDP)]- adducts suggest strongly that interchange of Pbeta and H2O coordination

  13. Cloning of UGT1A9 cDNA from liver tissues and its expression in CHL cells

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    Xin Li; Ying-Nian Yu; Ge-Jian Zhu; Yu-Li Qian

    2001-01-01

    AIM: To clone the cDNA of UGT1 A9 from a Chinese human liver and establish the Chinese hamster lung (CHL) cell line expressing human UGTI A9. METHODS: cDNA of UGT1A9 was transcripted from mRNA by reverse transcriptase-ploymerase chain reaction, and was cloned into the pGEM-T vector which was amplified in the host bacteric E. CoIl DH5α. The inserted fragment, verified by DNA sequencing, wes subcloned into the Hind III/Not I site of a mammalian expression vector pREP9 to construct the plasmid termed pREP9-UGT1A9. CHL cells were transfected with the resultant recombinants, pREP9- UGT1A9, and selected by G418 (400 mg. L-1) for one month. The surviving clone (CHL-UGT1A9) was harvested as a pool and sub-cultured in medium containing G418 to obtain samples for UGT1 A9 assays. The enzyme activity of CHL-UGT1A9 towards propranolol in S9 protein of the cell was determined by HPLC. RESULTS: The sequence of the cDNA segment cloned,which was 1666 bp in length, was identical to that released by Gene Bank (GenBank accession number: AF056188) in coding region. The recombinant constructed, pREP9- UGT1 A9, contains the entire coding region, along with 18bp of the 5' and 55 bp of the 3′ untranslated region of the UGT1A9 cDNA, respectively. The cell lines established expressed the protein of UGT1 A9, and the enzyme activity towards propranolol in S9 protein was found to be 101 ± 24pmol.min-1 .mg-1 protein (n = 3), but was not detectable in parental CHL cells. CONCLUSION: The cDNA of UGT1A9 was successfully cloned from a Chinese human liver and transfected into CHL ceils. The CHL-UGT1A9 cell lines established efficiently expressed the protein of UGT1A9 for the further enzyme study of drug glucuronidation.

  14. A novel role of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 in urotensin II-stimulated cellular hypertrophy in H9c2UT cells.

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    Park, Cheon Ho; Lee, Ju Hee; Lee, Mi Young; Lee, Jeong Hyun; Lee, Byung Ho; Oh, Kwang-Seok

    2016-11-01

    Urotensin II (UII) is a neural hormone that induces cardiac hypertrophy and may be involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling and heart failure. Hypertrophy has been linked to histone deacetylase 5 (HDAC5) phosphorylation and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) translocation, both of which are predominantly mediated by G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 (GRK5). In the present study, we found that UII rapidly and strongly stimulated nuclear export of HDAC5 and nuclear import of NF-κB in H9c2 cells overexpressing the urotensin II receptor (H9c2UT). Hence, we hypothesized that GRK5 and its signaling pathway may play a role in UII-mediated cellular hypertrophy. H9c2UT cells were transduced with a GRK5 small hairpin RNA interference recombinant lentivirus, resulting in the down-regulation of GRK5. Under UII stimulation, reduced levels of GRK5 in H9c2UT cells led to suppression of UII-mediated HDAC5 phosphorylation and activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway. In contrast, UII-mediated activations of ERK1/2 and GSK3α/β were not affected by down-regulation of GRK5. In a cellular hypertrophy assay, down-regulation of GRK5 significantly suppressed UII-mediated hypertrophy of H9c2UT cells. Furthermore, UII-mediated cellular hypertrophy was inhibited by amlexanox, a selective GRK5 inhibitor, in H9c2UT cells and neonatal cardiomyocytes. Our results suggest that GRK5 may be involved in a UII-mediated hypertrophic response via activation of NF-κB and HDAC5 at least in part by ERK1/2 and GSK3α/β-independent pathways.

  15. 葡萄籽原花青素对顺铂导致H9c2细胞毒性的保护作用%Protective Effect of GSPE on Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in H9c2 Cells

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    郭培培; 郭卓雨; 赵艳萌; 高丽萍

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究葡萄籽原花青素对顺铂诱导大鼠H9c2心肌细胞损伤的影响并探讨其可能机理.方法:体外培养H9c2细胞,噻唑蓝法测定葡萄籽原花青素、顺铂对H9c2细胞生长的影响及葡萄籽原花青素对顺铂所致H9c2细胞毒性的影响,观察细胞的形态变化,并通过检测H9c2细胞及培养液中超氧化物歧化酶活性、丙二醛含量研究其可能机理.结果:葡萄籽原花青素能明显改善顺铂所致H9c2细胞形态变化,并抑制顺铂所致H9c2细胞及培养液中超氧化物歧化酶活性的降低、丙二醛含量的升高.结论:体外培养条件下葡萄籽原花青素能改善顺铂诱导的H9c2细胞的损伤,其作用机制可能与调高H9c2细胞的抗氧化能力有关.

  16. Unequivocal identification of subpopulations in putative multiclonal Trypanosoma cruzi strains by FACs single cell sorting and genotyping.

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    Helder Magno Silva Valadares

    Full Text Available Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, is a polymorphic species. Evidence suggests that the majority of the T. cruzi populations isolated from afflicted humans, reservoir animals, or vectors are multiclonal. However, the extent and the complexity of multiclonality remain to be established, since aneuploidy cannot be excluded and current conventional cloning methods cannot identify all the representative clones in an infection. To answer this question, we adapted a methodology originally described for analyzing single spermatozoids, to isolate and study single T. cruzi parasites. Accordingly, the cloning apparatus of a Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS was used to sort single T. cruzi cells directly into 96-wells microplates. Cells were then genotyped using two polymorphic genomic markers and four microsatellite loci. We validated this methodology by testing four T. cruzi populations: one control artificial mixture composed of two monoclonal populations--Silvio X10 cl1 (TcI and Esmeraldo cl3 (TcII--and three naturally occurring strains, one isolated from a vector (A316A R7 and two others derived from the first reported human case of Chagas disease. Using this innovative approach, we were able to successfully describe the whole complexity of these natural strains, revealing their multiclonal status. In addition, our results demonstrate that these T. cruzi populations are formed of more clones than originally expected. The method also permitted estimating of the proportion of each subpopulation of the tested strains. The single-cell genotyping approach allowed analysis of intrapopulation diversity at a level of detail not achieved previously, and may thus improve our comprehension of population structure and dynamics of T. cruzi. Finally, this methodology is capable to settle once and for all controversies on the issue of multiclonality.

  17. Distribution, phosphorylation, and activities of Hsp25 in heat-stressed H9c2 myoblasts : a functional link to cytoprotection

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    Bryantsev, AL; Loktionova, SA; Ilyinskaya, OP; Tararak, EM; Kampinga, HH; Kabakov, AE

    2002-01-01

    The behavior of the endogenous heat shock protein 25 (Hsp25) in heat-stressed rat H9c2 myoblasts was studied. After mild or severe heating, this protein became less extractable with Triton X-100 and displayed characteristic immunofluorescence patterns, namely (1) granules in the nucleus, and (2) ass

  18. Antiapoptotic effect of novel compound from Herba leonuri - leonurine (SCM-198): a mechanism through inhibition of mitochondria dysfunction in H9c2 cells.

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    Liu, Xin Hua; Pan, Li Long; Gong, Qi Hai; Zhu, Yi Zhun

    2010-12-01

    Apoptosis of cardiomyocytes induced by oxidative stress play a critical role in cardiac dysfunction associated with ventricular remodeling and heart failure. We recently reported that leonurine attenuated hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte damage. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of leonurine (originally from Herba leonuri but we synthesized it chemically it as also called SCM-198) (H₂O₂)-induced rat embryonic heart-derived H9c2 cells from apoptosis. Exposing H9c2 cells to H₂O₂ significantly decreased cell viability, and this was attenuated by pretreatment with leonurine for 4 h in a concentration-dependent manner. Meanwhile, leonurine was found to reduce intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in H₂O₂-stimulated cell. Moreover, H9c2 cells stimulated by H₂O₂ was accompanied with apparent apoptotic characteristics, including fragmentation of DNA, apoptotic body formation, release of cytochrome c, translocation of Bax to mitochondria, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ(m)) and activation of caspase 3. Furthermore, H₂O₂ also induced rapid and significant phosphorylation of the c-Jun-N-terminal kinase 1/2 (JNK1/2), which was inhibited SP600125 (a JNK1/2 inhibitor). All of these events were attenuated by leonurine pretreatment. Taken together, these results demonstrated that leonurine could protect H9c2 cells from H₂O₂-induced apoptosis via modulation of mitochondrial dysfunction associated with blocking the activation of JNK1/2.

  19. Proteomic investigation of embryonic rat heart-derived H9c2 cell line sheds new light on the molecular phenotype of the popular cell model.

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    Lenčo, Juraj; Lenčová-Popelová, Olga; Link, Marek; Jirkovská, Anna; Tambor, Vojtěch; Potůčková, Eliška; Stulík, Jiří; Šimůnek, Tomáš; Štěrba, Martin

    2015-12-10

    Due to their cardiac origin, H9c2 cells rank among the most popular cell lines in current cardiovascular research, yet molecular phenotype remains elusive. Hence, in this study we used proteomic approach to describe molecular phenotype of H9c2 cells in their undifferentiated (i.e., most frequently used) state, and its functional response to cardiotoxic drug doxorubicin. Of 1671 proteins identified by iTRAQ IEF/LC-MSMS analysis, only 12 proteins were characteristic for striated muscle cells and none was cardiac phenotype-specific. Targeted LC-SRM and western blot analyses confirmed that undifferentiated H9c2 cells are phenotypically considerably different to both primary neonatal cardiomyocytes and adult myocardium. These cells lack proteins essential for formation of striated muscle myofibrils or they express only minor amounts thereof. They also fail to express many proteins important for metabolism of muscle cells. The challenge with clinically relevant concentrations of doxorubicin did not induce a proteomic signature that has been previously noted in primary cardiomyocytes or adult hearts. Instead, several alterations previously described in other cells of mesodermal origin, such as fibroblasts, were observed (e.g., severe down-regulation of collagen synthesis pathway). In conclusion, the molecular phenotype of H9c2 cells resembles very immature myogenic cells with skeletal muscle commitment upon differentiation and thus, translatability of findings obtained in these cells deserves caution.

  20. BNC Protects H9c2 Cardiomyoblasts from H2O2-Induced Oxidative Injury through ERK1/2 Signaling Pathway

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    Fangbo Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Buchang naoxintong capsule (BNC is a traditional Chinese medicine approved for the treatment of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the specific protective function or mechanism by which BNC protects against myocardial injury. This research was designed to investigate the cardioprotective effects of BNC in vitro model of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2-induced H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts. BNC intestinal absorption liquid was used in this study instead of drug-containing serum or extracting solution. Our study revealed that BNC preconditioning enhanced antioxidant function by increasing the activities of total-antioxygen capacity, total-superoxide dismutase, and catalase and by decreasing the production of reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde. BNC preconditioning also activated extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2 and inhibited apoptosis-related proteins such as poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP and caspase-3. Additionally, preincubation with BNC reduced intracellular Ca2+ concentration, improved mitochondrial membrane potential, and decreased the apoptosis rate of H9c2 cells in a dose-dependent manner. These data demonstrated that BNC protects H9c2 cardiomyoblasts from H2O2-induced oxidative injury by increasing antioxidant abilities, activating ERK1/2, and blocking Ca2+-dependent and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. Based on our results, the potency of BNC for protecting H9c2 cells from oxidative damage is comparable to that of trimetazidine.

  1. Hydrogen sulfide protects H9c2 cardiac cells against doxorubicin-induced cytotoxicity through the PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a pathway.

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    Liu, Mi-Hua; Zhang, Yuan; He, Jun; Tan, Tian-Ping; Wu, Shao-Jian; Guo, Dong-Ming; He, Hui; Peng, Juan; Tang, Zhi-Han; Jiang, Zhi-Sheng

    2016-06-01

    Doxorubicin (DOX) is an efficient drug used in cancer therapy that also produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) that induces severe cytotoxicity, which limits its clinical application. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a novel gasotransmitter, has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects. The present study aimed to determine whether exogenous H2S protects H9c2 cardiac cells against DOX-induced cytotoxicity and whether these protective effects are mediated through the PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a pathway. The H9c2 cardiac cells were exposed to 5 µM DOX for 24 h to establish a model of DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. The results showed that the treatment of H9c2 cardiac cells with sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) for 30 min prior to DOX exposure markedly attenuated the phosphorylation of Akt and FoxO3a. Notably, pre-treatment of the H9c2 cells with NaHS significantly attenuated the nuclear localization of FoxO3a as well as the apoptosis of H9c2 cells induced by DOX. The treatment of H9c2 cells with N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), a scavenger of ROS, prior to DOX exposure, also markedly increased the phosphorylation of Akt and FoxO3a which was inhibited by DOX alone. Furthermore, pre-treatment with LY294002, a selective inhibitor of PI3K/Akt, reversed the protective effect of H2S against DOX-induced injury of cardiomyocytes, as demonstrated by an increased number of apoptotic cells, a decrease in cell viability and the reduced phosphorylation of Akt and FoxO3a. These findings suggested that exogenous H2S attenuates DOX-induced cytotoxic effects in H9c2 cardiac cells through the PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a pathway.

  2. Relevance of the ligand exchange rate and mechanism of fac-[(CO)3M(H2O)3]+ (M = Mn, Tc, Re) complexes for new radiopharmaceuticals.

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    Grundler, Pascal V; Helm, Lothar; Alberto, Roger; Merbach, André E

    2006-12-11

    The water exchange process on fac-[(CO)3Mn(H2O)3]+ and fac-[(CO)3Tc(H2O)3]+ was kinetically investigated by 17O NMR as a function of the acidity, temperature, and pressure. Up to pH 6.3 and 4.4, respectively, the exchange rate is not affected by the acidity, thus demonstrating that the contribution of the monohydroxo species fac-[(CO)3M(OH)(H2O)2] is not significant, which correlates well with a higher pKa for these complexes compared to the homologue fac-[(CO)3Re(H2O)3]+ complex. The water exchange rate K298ex/s(-1) (DeltaHex double dagger/kJ mol(-1); DeltaSex double dagger/J mol(-1) K(-1); DeltaV double dagger/cm3 mol-1) decreases down group 7 from Mn to Tc and Re: 23 (72.5; +24.4; +7.1) > 0.49 (78.3; +11.7; +3.8) > 5.4 x 10(-3) (90.3; +14.5; -). For the Mn complex only, an O exchange on the carbonyl ligand could be measured (K338co = 4.3 x 10(-6) s(-1)), which is several orders of magnitude slower than the water exchange. In the case of the Tc complex, the coupling between 17O (I = 5/2) and 99Tc (I = 9/2) nuclear spins has been observed (1J99Tc,17O = 80 +/- 5 Hz). The substitution of water in fac-[(CO)3M(H2O)3]+ by dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is slightly faster than that by CH3CN: 3 times faster for Mn, 1.5 times faster for Tc, and 1.2 times faster for Re. The pressure dependence behavior is different for Mn and Re. For Mn, the change in volume to reach the transition state is always clearly positive (water exchange, CH3CN, DMS), indicating an Id mechanism. In the case of Re, an Id/Ia changeover is assigned on the basis of reaction profiles with a strong volume maximum for pyrazine and a minimum for DMS as the entering ligand.

  3. Comparative analysis of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in age-related macular degeneration patients using automated rare cell analysis (ARCA and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS.

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    Emil Anthony T Say

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD begin with non-neovascular (NNV phenotypes usually associated with good vision. Approximately 20% of NNV-ARMD patients will convert to vision debilitating neovascular (NV ARMD, but precise timing of this event is unknown. Developing a clinical test predicting impending conversion to NV-ARMD is necessary to prevent vision loss. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs, defined as CD34(+VEGR2(+ using traditional fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS, are rare cell populations known to be elevated in patients with NV-ARMD compared to NNV-ARMD. FACS has high inter-observer variability and subjectivity when measuring rare cell populations precluding development into a diagnostic test. We hypothesized that automated rare cell analysis (ARCA, a validated and FDA-approved technology for reproducible rare cell identification, can enumerate EPCs in ARMD patients more reliably. This pilot study serves as the first step in developing methods for reproducibly predicting ARMD phenotype conversion. METHODS: We obtained peripheral venous blood samples in 23 subjects with NNV-ARMD or treatment naïve NV-ARMD. Strict criteria were used to exclude subjects with known angiogenic diseases to minimize confounding results. Blood samples were analyzed in masked fashion in two separate laboratories. EPCs were independently enumerated using ARCA and FACS within 24 hours of blood sample collection, and p<0.2 was considered indicative of a trend for this proof of concept study, while statistical significance was established at 0.05. RESULTS: We measured levels of CD34(+VEGFR2(+ EPCs suggestive of a trend with higher values in patients with NV compared to NNV-ARMD (p = 0.17 using ARCA. Interestingly, CD34(+VEGR2(+ EPC analysis using FACS did not produce similar results (p = 0.94. CONCLUSIONS: CD34(+VEGR2(+ may have predictive value for EPC enumeration in future ARCA studies. EPC measurements in a small sample

  4. Humanized monoclonal antibody 2C9-cIgG has enhanced efficacy for yellow fever prophylaxis and therapy in an immunocompetent animal model.

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    Julander, Justin G; Thibodeaux, Brett A; Morrey, John D; Roehrig, John T; Blair, Carol D

    2014-03-01

    Yellow fever virus (YFV) causes significant human disease and mortality in tropical regions of South and Central America and Africa, despite the availability of an effective vaccine. No specific therapy for YF is available. We previously showed that the humanized monoclonal antibody (MAb) 2C9-cIgG provided prophylactic and therapeutic protection from mortality in interferon receptor-deficient strain AG129 mice challenged with YF 17D-204 vaccine. In this study we tested the prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of this MAb against virulent YFV infection in an immunocompetent hamster model. Intraperitoneal (ip) administration of a single dose of MAb 2C9-cIgG 24h prior to YFV challenge resulted in significantly improved survival rates in animals treated with 380 or 38 μg of MAb compared to untreated animals. Treatment with the higher dose also resulted in significantly improved weight gain and reductions in serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and virus titers in serum and liver. Prophylactic treatment with 2C9-cIgG 24h prior to virus challenge prevented the development of a virus-neutralizing antibody (vnAb) response in hamsters. Administration of a single ip dose of 380 μg of 2C9-cIgG as late as 72 h post-YFV challenge also resulted in significant improvement in survival rates. Hamsters treated at 4-72 h post-virus challenge developed a robust vnAb response. Enhanced survival and improvement of various disease parameters in the hamster model when MAb 2C9-cIgG is administered up to 3 days after virus challenge demonstrate the clinical potential of specific antibody therapy for YF.

  5. Solid-state thermolysis of a fac-rhenium(I) carbonyl complex with a redox non-innocent pincer ligand.

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    Jurca, Titel; Chen, Wen-Ching; Michel, Sheila; Korobkov, Ilia; Ong, Tiow-Gan; Richeson, Darrin S

    2013-03-25

    The development of rhenium(I) chemistry has been restricted by the limited structural and electronic variability of the common pseudo-octahedral products fac-[ReX(CO)3L2] (L2 = α-diimine). We address this constraint by first preparing the bidentate bis(imino)pyridine complexes [(2,6-{2,6-Me2C6H3N=CPh}2C5H3N)Re(CO)3X] (X = Cl 2, Br 3), which were characterized by spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic means, and then converting these species into tridentate pincer ligand compounds, [(2,6-{2,6-Me2C6H3N=CPh}2C5H3N)Re(CO)2X] (X = Cl 4, Br 5). This transformation was performed in the solid-state by controlled heating of 2 or 3 above 200 °C in a tube furnace under a flow of nitrogen gas, giving excellent yields (≥95 %). Compounds 4 and 5 define a new coordination environment for rhenium(I) carbonyl chemistry where the metal center is supported by a planar, tridentate pincer-coordinated bis(imino)pyridine ligand. The basic photophysical features of these compounds show significant elaboration in both number and intensity of the d-π* transitions observed in the UV/Vis spec tra relative to the bidentate starting materials, and these spectra were analyzed using time-dependent DFT computations. The redox nature of the bis(imino)pyridine ligand in compounds 2 and 4 was examined by electrochemical analysis, which showed two ligand reduction events and demonstrated that the ligand reduction shifts to a more positive potential when going from bidentate 2 to tridentate 4 (+160 mV for the first reduction step and +90 mV for the second). These observations indicate an increase in electrostatic stabilization of the reduced ligand in the tridentate conformation. Elaboration on this synthetic methodology documented its generality through the preparation of the pseudo-octahedral rhenium(I) triflate complex [(2,6-{2,6-Me2C6H3N=CPh}2C5H3N)Re(CO)2OTf] (7, 93 % yield). Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. 4-Guanidino-n-butyl syringate (Leonurine, SCM 198) protects H9c2 rat ventricular cells from hypoxia-induced apoptosis.

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    Liu, Xin-hua; Chen, Pei-fang; Pan, Li-long; Silva, Ranil De; Zhu, Yi-zhun

    2009-11-01

    In the present study, we examined the ability of a chemically synthesized compound based on the structure of leonurine, a phytochemical component of Herba leonuri, to protect H9c2 rat ventricular cells from apoptosis induced by hypoxia and serum deprivation, as a model of ischemia. The results revealed a concentration-dependent increase in cell viability associated with leonurine treatment, accompanied by a consistent decline in lactate dehydrogenase leakage into the culture medium. The fraction of annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate-positive cells was increased by hypoxia but reduced by leonurine. These changes were associated with increased expression of the antiapoptotic gene, Bcl-2, and reduced expression of the proapoptotic gene, Bax. Leonurine also reduced the cytosolic Ca overload induced by hypoxia. These results suggest that leonurine elicits potent cardioprotective effects in H9c2 cells, and these effects may be mediated by inhibition of intracellular Ca overload and apoptosis during hypoxia.

  7. Potential Protective Effects of Bioactive Constituents from Chinese Propolis against Acute Oxidative Stress Induced by Hydrogen Peroxide in Cardiac H9c2 Cells.

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    Sun, Liping; Wang, Kai; Xu, Xiang; Ge, Miaomiao; Chen, Yifan; Hu, Fuliang

    2017-01-01

    Chinese propolis (CP) is known as a health food but its beneficial effects in protecting cardiomyocytes remain elusive. Here, we investigated the effects of CP and its active compounds on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induced rats cardiomyocytes (H9c2) oxidative injury. Cell viability decreases induced by H2O2 were mitigated by different CP extracts using various solvents. From these active fractions, six active compounds were separated and identified. Among tested isolated compound, the cytoprotective activities of three caffeates, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), benzyl caffeate (BZC), and cinnamyl caffeate (CNC), exerted stronger effects than chrysin, pinobanksin, and 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (DMCA). These three caffeates also increased H9c2 cellular antioxidant potential, decreased intracellular calcium ion ([Ca(2+)]i) level, and prevented cell apoptosis. Overall, the cardiovascular protective effects of the CP might be attributed to its caffeates constituents (CAPE, BZC, and CNC) and provide evidence for its usage in complementary and alternative medicine.

  8. Effects of Acrolein on Apoptosis of H9c2 Cardiacmyocytes with Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Injury%丙烯醛对缺氧复氧H9c2心肌细胞损伤的影响及机制初探

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    邵庆瑞; 杜丹; 何阳; 吴晓华; 黄文; 邢志华

    2012-01-01

    Objective To determine the cytotoxic effects of acrolein on hypoxia/ reoxygenation (H/R) injury in H9c2 cardiacmyocytes and investigate the intracellular signaling pathways. Methods Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury model was established with H9c2 cells. The H9c2 cells were divided into four groups, the control group, acrolein group (ACR), H/R group, acrolein+ H/R group (ACR+ H/R). H9cZ cells pretreated with or without acrolein (10 μmol/L) for 30 min were exposed to 2 h hypoxia and 16 h reoxygenation. The effect of acrolein on the cellular viability and apoptosis of H9c2 cells was measured by MTT assay, DAPI stainning and flow cytometry (FCM) respectively. The expression of apotosis-related proteins (cytochrome c, caspase 9 and caspase 3) in the H9c2 cells was detected by Western blot. Results Compared with mere H/R treatment, the decrease in cell viability and increase in the number of apoptotic cells in H9c2 cells subjected to H/R were significantly exacerbated in the presence of acrolein (P<0. 05). The liberation of cytochrome c from mitochondria to cytosol, the cleavages of the initiator caspase 9 and the effector caspase 3 have been observed after pretreatment with acrolein followed by H/ R in H9c2 cells. Conclusion Acrolein could aggravate H/R injury and that this effect may be related, in part, to the modification of proteins involved the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria to cytosol and activation of caspases cascade reaction.%目的 研究丙烯醛对缺氧复氧H9c2心肌细胞损伤的影响,并探讨其促凋亡作用机理.方法 建立H9c2心肌细胞缺氧复氧(H/R)损伤模型,分为正常对照组、丙烯醛组(ACR)、缺氧复氧组(H/R)、丙烯醛+缺氧复氧组(ACR+H/R).用10μmol/L丙烯醛预处理H9c2心肌细胞30mmin后2h缺氧16h复氧,采用MTT法检测细胞存活率,4’,6-二脒基-2苯基吲哚(DAPI)荧光染色检测细胞核凋亡的形态学改变,流式细胞术检测细胞凋

  9. Protective effect of Boerhaavia diffusa L. against mitochondrial dysfunction in angiotensin II induced hypertrophy in H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells.

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    Ayyappan Prathapan

    Full Text Available Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a critical role in the development of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. So mitochondria are emerging as one of the important druggable targets in the management of cardiac hypertrophy and other associated complications. In the present study, effects of ethanolic extract of Boerhaavia diffusa (BDE, a green leafy vegetable against mitochondrial dysfunction in angiotensin II (Ang II induced hypertrophy in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts was evaluated. H9c2 cells challenged with Ang II exhibited pathological hypertrophic responses and mitochondrial dysfunction which was evident from increment in cell volume (49.09±1.13%, protein content (55.17±1.19%, LDH leakage (58.74±1.87%, increased intracellular ROS production (26.25±0.91%, mitochondrial superoxide generation (65.06±2.27%, alteration in mitochondrial transmembrane potential (ΔΨm, opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP and mitochondrial swelling. In addition, activities of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes (I-IV, aconitase, NADPH oxidase, thioredoxin reductase, oxygen consumption rate and calcium homeostasis were evaluated. Treatment with BDE significantly prevented the generation of intracellular ROS and mitochondrial superoxide radicals and protected the mitochondria by preventing dissipation of ΔΨm, opening of mPTP, mitochondrial swelling and enhanced the activities of respiratory chain complexes and oxygen consumption rate in H9c2 cells. Activities of aconitase and thioredoxin reductase which was lowered (33.77±0.68% & 45.81±0.71% respectively due to hypertrophy, were increased in BDE treated cells (P≤0.05. Moreover, BDE also reduced the intracellular calcium overload in Ang II treated cells. Overall results revealed the protective effects of B. diffusa against mitochondrial dysfunction in hypertrophy in H9c2 cells and the present findings may shed new light on the therapeutic potential of B. diffusa in addition to its

  10. PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a signaling mediates cardioprotection of FGF-2 against hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells.

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    Liu, Mi-Hua; Li, Guo-Hua; Peng, Li-Jun; Qu, Shun-Lin; Zhang, Yuan; Peng, Juan; Luo, Xin-Yuan; Hu, Heng-Jing; Ren, Zhong; Liu, Yao; Tang, Hui; Liu, Lu-Shan; Tang, Zhi-Han; Jiang, Zhi-Sheng

    2016-03-01

    Cardiovascular disease is a growing major global public health problem. Oxidative stress is regarded as one of the key regulators of pathological physiology, which eventually leads to cardiovascular disease. However, mechanisms by which FGF-2 rescues cells from oxidative stress damage in cardiovascular disease is not fully elucidated. Herein this study was designed to investigate the protective effects of FGF-2 in H2O2-induced apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes, as well as the possible signaling pathway involved. Apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes was induced by H2O2 and assessed using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay, Hoechst, and TUNEL staining. Cells were pretreated with PI3K/Akt inhibitor LY294002 to investigate the possible PI3K/Akt pathways involved in the protection of FGF-2. The levels of p-Akt, p-FoxO3a, and Bim were detected by immunoblotting. Stimulation with H2O2 decreased the phosphorylation of Akt and FoxO3a, and induced nuclear localization of FoxO3a and apoptosis of H9c2 cells. These effects of H2O2 were abrogated by pretreatment with FGF-2. Furthermore, the protective effects of FGF-2 were abolished by PI3K/Akt inhibitor LY294002. In conclusion, our data suggest that FGF-2 protects against H2O2-induced apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes via activation of the PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a pathway.

  11. Molecular cloning of human heat shock protein 27 and study of its protective effects on oxidative damage in rat cardiomyocte H9c2

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    Li Liu; Xiaojin Zhang; Surong Jiang; Xiang Gao; Guoxain Ding; Yunlin Cheng

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To clone human cardiac heat shock protein 27(HSP27) gene and to determine the effects of HSP27 on the oxidative stress in rat cardiomyocyte cell line H9c2. Methods: Full length of HSP27 cDNA which got by RT-PCR was constructed into pCDNA3.1 + . The recombinant was transfected into rat cardiomyocyte cell line H9c2 and the stable transfection cell line was selected by G418. Then we observe the effects of HSP27 over-expression on LDH release and apoptosis induced H2O2 in H9c2. Results:1000 μmol/L H2O2 in HSP27 over-expression group and wild type group were 0.396 ± 0.017 vs. 0.390 ± 0.009 ( p > 0.05 ), 0.437 ± 0.014 vs. 0.416 ± 0.015 ( P < 0.05), 0.471 ± 0.018 vs. 0.417 ± 0.009 ( P < 0.001), 0. 505 ± 0.030 vs. 0. 657 ± 0.022 ( P < 0.001),and wild type group were (10.693 ± 1.122) % vs. (4.027 ± 1.628 )% ( P < 0.01). Conclusion: We cloned and constructed human cardiac HSP27 gene successfully, and over-expression of human HSP27 could inhibit oxidative damage significantly in H9c2.

  12. Microvesicles derived from hypoxia/reoxygenation-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells promote apoptosis and oxidative stress in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Zhang, Qi; Shang, Man; Zhang, Mengxiao; Wang, Yao; Chen, Yan; Wu, Yanna; Liu, Minglin; Song, Junqiu; Liu, Yanxia

    2016-06-23

    Vascular endothelial dysfunction is the closely related determinant of ischemic heart disease (IHD). Endothelial dysfunction and ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) have been associated with an increase in microvesicles (MVs) in vivo. However, the potential contribution of endothelial microvesicles (EMVs) to myocardial damage is unclear. Here we aimed to investigate the role of EMVs derived from hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) -treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) on cultured H9c2 cardiomyocytes. H/R injury model was established to induce HUVECs to release H/R-EMVs. The H/R-EMVs from HUVECs were isolated from the conditioned culture medium and characterized. H9c2 cardiomyocytes were then incubated with 10, 30, 60 μg/mL H/R-EMVs for 6 h. We found that H9c2 cells treated by H/R-EMVs exhibited reduced cell viability, increased cell apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Moreover mechanism studies demonstrated that H/R-EMVs could induce the phosphorylation of p38 and JNK1/2 in H9c2 cells in a dose-dependent manner. In addition, H/R-EMVs contained significantly higher level of ROS than EMVs generated from untreated HUVECs, which might be a direct source to trigger a cascade of myocardial damage. We showed that EMVs released during H/R injury are pro-apoptotic, pro-oxidative and directly pathogenic to cardiomyocytes in vitro. EMVs carry ROS and they may impair myocardium by promoting apoptosis and oxidative stress. These findings provide new insights into the pathogenesis of IRI.

  13. Discovering Antioxidant Molecules in the Archaea Domain: Peroxiredoxin Bcp1 from Sulfolobus solfataricus Protects H9c2 Cardiomyoblasts from Oxidative Stress

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    Sarcinelli, Carmen; Pizzo, Elio

    2016-01-01

    Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are ubiquitous thiol peroxidases that are involved in the reduction of peroxides. It has been reported that prokaryotic Prxs generally show greater structural robustness than their eukaryotic counterparts, making them less prone to inactivation by overoxidation. This difference has inspired the search for new antioxidants from prokaryotic sources that can be used as possible therapeutic biodrugs. Bacterioferritin comigratory proteins (Bcps) of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus that belong to the Prx family have recently been characterized. One of these proteins, Bcp1, was chosen to determine its antioxidant effects in H9c2 rat cardiomyoblast cells. Bcp1 activity was measured in vitro under physiological temperature and pH conditions that are typical of mammalian cells; the yeast thioredoxin reductase (yTrxR)/thioredoxin (yTrx) reducing system was used to evaluate enzyme activity. A TAT-Bcp1 fusion protein was constructed to allow its internalization and verify the effect of Bcp1 on H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts subjected to oxidative stress. The results reveal that TAT-Bcp1 is not cytotoxic and inhibits H2O2-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells by reducing the H2O2 content inside these cells. PMID:27752237

  14. CREB Negatively Regulates IGF2R Gene Expression and Downstream Pathways to Inhibit Hypoxia-Induced H9c2 Cardiomyoblast Cell Death

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    Full Text Available During hypoxia, gene expression is altered by various transcription factors. Insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF2 is known to be induced by hypoxia, which binds to IGF2 receptor IGF2R that acts like a G protein-coupled receptor, might cause pathological hypertrophy or activation of the mitochondria-mediated apoptosis pathway. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP responsive element-binding protein (CREB is central to second messenger-regulated transcription and plays a critical role in the cardiomyocyte survival pathway. In this study, we found that IGF2R level was enhanced in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts exposed to hypoxia in a time-dependent manner but was down-regulated by CREB expression. The over-expression of CREB in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts suppressed the induction of hypoxia-induced IGF2R expression levels and reduced cell apoptosis. Gel shift assay results further indicated that CREB binds to the promoter sequence of IGF2R. With a luciferase assay method, we further observed that CREB represses IGF2R promoter activity. These results suggest that CREB plays an important role in the inhibition of IGF2R expression by binding to the IGF2R promoter and further suppresses H9c2 cardiomyoblast cell apoptosis induced by IGF2R signaling under hypoxic conditions.

  15. Discovering Antioxidant Molecules in the Archaea Domain: Peroxiredoxin Bcp1 from Sulfolobus solfataricus Protects H9c2 Cardiomyoblasts from Oxidative Stress

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    Carmen Sarcinelli

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    Full Text Available Peroxiredoxins (Prxs are ubiquitous thiol peroxidases that are involved in the reduction of peroxides. It has been reported that prokaryotic Prxs generally show greater structural robustness than their eukaryotic counterparts, making them less prone to inactivation by overoxidation. This difference has inspired the search for new antioxidants from prokaryotic sources that can be used as possible therapeutic biodrugs. Bacterioferritin comigratory proteins (Bcps of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus that belong to the Prx family have recently been characterized. One of these proteins, Bcp1, was chosen to determine its antioxidant effects in H9c2 rat cardiomyoblast cells. Bcp1 activity was measured in vitro under physiological temperature and pH conditions that are typical of mammalian cells; the yeast thioredoxin reductase (yTrxR/thioredoxin (yTrx reducing system was used to evaluate enzyme activity. A TAT-Bcp1 fusion protein was constructed to allow its internalization and verify the effect of Bcp1 on H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts subjected to oxidative stress. The results reveal that TAT-Bcp1 is not cytotoxic and inhibits H2O2-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells by reducing the H2O2 content inside these cells.

  16. miR-133a真核表达载体的构建及转染大鼠心肌H9C2细胞%Construction of miR-133a eukaryotic expression vector and transfection into H9C2 cell

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    张洪涛; 张赢予; 周艳芳; 王好; 郑枫; 张国辉

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    Objective: To construct miR-133a eukaryotic expression vector and transfect it into H9C2 cell. Methods: Design and synthetize the PCR templa-primer. Ligate the pre-miR-133a with linearized PgenesIL-1. 1 by T4 DNA Ligase. The recombinants were identified by endonuclease digestion and sequenced. Transient transfect the perfect recombinants into H 9C2 cells by LipofectamineTM 2000 Reagent. Finally, detect transfection efficiency by flow cytometer and invert fluorescence microscope . Results: The miR-133a eukaryotic expression vectors were consistent with the design and the transfection efficiency of H9C2 cells was 70%. Conclusion: miR-133a eukaryotic expression vector was successfully constructed and transfected into H9C2 cell.%目的:构建miR-133a真核表达载体后,体外转染大鼠H9C2心肌细胞.方法:设计并合成DNA模板引物,用T4 DNA 连接酶将pre-miR-133a连接到线性化的PgenesIL-1.1质粒中,对重组质粒进行酶切及测序鉴定.以LipofectamineTM 2000 Reagent将鉴定正确的重组质粒瞬时转染H9C2细胞,用流式细胞仪及倒置荧光显微镜检测转染效率.结果:miR-133a真核表达载体符合设计要求,瞬时转染H9C2细胞的转染率达70%以上.结论:成功构建了miR-133a真核表达载体并转染至大鼠心肌H9C2细胞.

  17. Exogenous Hydrogen Sulfide Protects against Doxorubicin-Induced Inflammation and Cytotoxicity by Inhibiting p38MAPK/NFκB Pathway in H9c2 Cardiac Cells

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    Runmin Guo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim:We have demonstrated that exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S protects H9c2 cardiac cells against the doxorubicin (DOX-induced injuries by inhibiting p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK pathway and that the p38 MAPK/nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB pathway is involved in the DOX-induced inflammatory response and cytotoxicity. The present study attempts to test the hypothesis that exogenous H2S might protect cardiomyocytes against the DOX-induced inflammation and cytotoxicity through inhibiting p38 MAPK/NF-κB pathway. Methods: H9c2 cardiac cells were exposed to 5µM DOX for 24 h to establish a model of DOX cardiotoxicity. The cells were pretreated with NaHS( a donor of H2S or other drugs before exposure to DOX. Cell viability was analyzed by cell counter kit 8 ( CCK-8, The expression of NF-κB p65 and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS was detected by Western blot assay. The levels of interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. Results: Our findings demonstrated that pretreatment of H9c2 cardiac cells with NaHS for 30 min before exposure to DOX markedly ameliorated the DOX-induced phosphorylation and nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 subunit. Importantly, the pretreatment with NaHS significantly attenuated the p38 MAPK/NF-κB pathway-mediated inflammatory responses induced by DOX, as evidenced by decreases in the levels of IL-1ß, IL-6 and TNF-a. In addition, application of NaHS or IL-1ß receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra or PDTC (an inhibitor of NF-κB attenuated the DOX-induced expression of iNOS and production of nitric oxide (NO, respectively. Furthermore, IL-1Ra also dramatically reduced the DOX-induced cytotoxicity and phosphorylation of NF-κB p65. The pretreatment of H9c2 cells with N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC, a scavenger of reactive oxygen species (ROS prior to exposure to DOX depressed the phosphorylation of NF-κB p65 induced by DOX. Conclusion: The

  18. Gui-ling-gao, a traditional Chinese functional food, prevents oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Li, Fan; Wu, Jian-Hong; Wang, Qing-Hua; Shu, Yuan-Lan; Wan, Chun-Wai; Chan, Chi-On; Kam-Wah Mok, Daniel; Chan, Shun-Wan

    2013-04-30

    Functional foods have become an increasingly popular alternative to prevent diseases and maintain body health status. Gui-ling-gao (GLG, also known as turtle jelly) is a well-known traditional functional food popular in Southern China and Hong Kong. This study aimed to investigate the antioxidative and anti-apoptotic effects of GLG, a traditional Chinese functional food, on preventing oxidative stress-induced injury in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. In this study, the antioxidative capacities of GLG were measured by using both a cell-free assay [2,2-diphenyl-1-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)hydrazyl assay] and biological methods [2,2'-azobis(2-amidinopropane)-induced haemolysis assay and H(2)O(2)-induced cell damage on H9c2 cardiomyocytes]. Additionally, the total phenolic content was measured using the Folin-Ciocalteu method. Furthermore, the anti-apoptotic effect of GLG was evaluated by nuclear staining and a DNA fragmentation assay. GLG was found to have good antioxidant activities and high total phenolic content. In H(2)O(2)-induced cell damage on H9c2 cells, GLG was demonstrated to ameliorate the apoptotic effects, such as nuclear condensations, increased intracellular caspase-3 activity and inter-nucleosomal DNA cleavage, induced by H(2)O(2). The present study demonstrated for the first time that GLG possesses anti-apoptotic potential in vitro and this effect may be mediated, in part, by its antioxidative function. Additionally, the antioxidative capacities of GLG were proved both chemically and biologically. This study provides scientific evidence to prove the anecdotal health-beneficial claim that the consumption of GLG could help the body to handle endogenous toxicants such as free radicals.

  19. Inhibition of gap junction intercellular communication is involved in silica nanoparticles-induced H9c2 cardiomyocytes apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway.

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    Du, Zhong-Jun; Cui, Guan-Qun; Zhang, Juan; Liu, Xiao-Mei; Zhang, Zhi-Hu; Jia, Qiang; Ng, Jack C; Peng, Cheng; Bo, Cun-Xiang; Shao, Hua

    2017-01-01

    Gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) between cardiomyocytes is essential for synchronous heart contraction and relies on connexin-containing channels. Connexin 43 (Cx43) is a major component involved in GJIC in heart tissue, and its abnormal expression is closely associated with various cardiac diseases. Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) are known to induce cardiovascular toxicity. However, the mechanisms through which GJIC plays a role in cardiomyocytes apoptosis induced by SNPs remain unknown. The aim of the present study is to determine whether SNPs-decreased GJIC promotes apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes cell line (H9c2 cells) via the mitochondrial pathway using CCK-8 Kit, scrape-loading dye transfer technique, Annexin V/PI double-staining assays, and Western blot analysis. The results showed that SNPs elicited cytotoxicity in H9c2 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. SNPs also reduced GJIC in H9c2 cells in a concentration-dependent manner through downregulation of Cx43 and upregulation of P-Cx43. Inhibition of gap junctions by gap junction blocker carbenoxolone disodium resulted in decreased survival and increased apoptosis, whereas enhancement of the gap junctions by retinoic acid led to enhanced survival but decreased apoptosis. Furthermore, SNPs-induced apoptosis through the disrupted functional gap junction was correlated with abnormal expressions of the proteins involved in the mitochondrial pathway-related apoptosis such as Bcl-2/Bax, cytochrome C, Caspase-9, and Caspase-3. Taken together, our results provide the first evidence that SNPs-decreased GJIC promotes apoptosis in cardiomyocytes via the mitochondrial pathway. In addition, downregulation of GJIC by SNPs in cardiomyocytes is mediated through downregulation of Cx43 and upregulation of P-Cx43. These results suggest that in rat cardiomyocytes cell line, GJIC plays a protective role in SNPs-induced apoptosis and that GJIC may be one of the targets for SNPs-induced biological

  20. Acetylcholine Attenuates Hypoxia/ Reoxygenation-Induced Mitochondrial and Cytosolic ROS Formation in H9c2 Cells via M2 Acetylcholine Receptor

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    Yi Miao

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: The anti-infammatory and cardioprotective effect of acetylcholine (ACh has been reported; nevertheless, whether and how ACh exhibits an antioxidant property against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R-induced oxidative stress remains obscure. Methods: In the present study, H9c2 rat cardiomyocytes were exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R to mimic I/R injury. We estimated intracellular different sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS by measuring mitochondrial ROS (mtROS, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA copy number, xanthine oxidase (XO and NADPH oxidase (NOX activity and expression of rac 1. Cell injury was determined by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH release and cleaved caspase-3 expression. The siRNA transfection was performed to knockdown of M2 acetylcholine receptor (M2 AChR expression. Results: 12-h hypoxia followed by 2-h reoxygenation resulted in an abrupt burst of ROS in H9c2 cells. Administration of ACh reduced the levels of ROS in a concentration-dependent manner. Compared to the H/R group, ACh decreased mtROS, recovered mtDNA copy number, diminished XO and NOX activity, rac 1 expression as well as cell injury. Co- treatment with atropine rather than hexamethonium abolished the antioxidant and cardioprotective effect of ACh. Moreover, knockdown of M2 AChR by siRNA showed the similar trends as atropine co-treatment group. Conclusions: ACh inhibits mitochondria-, XO- and NOX-derived ROS production thus protecting H9c2 cells against H/R-induced oxidative stress, and these benefcial effects are mainly mediated by M2 AChR. Our findings suggested that increasing ACh release could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treatment and prevention of I/R injury.

  1. Development and validation of a liquid medium (M7H9C) for routine culture of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis to replace modified Bactec 12B medium.

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    Whittington, Richard J; Whittington, Ann-Michele; Waldron, Anna; Begg, Douglas J; de Silva, Kumi; Purdie, Auriol C; Plain, Karren M

    2013-12-01

    Liquid culture of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from clinical samples, such as feces, is the most sensitive antemortem test for the diagnosis of Johne's disease in ruminants. In Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and some other countries, the Bactec 460 system with modified Bactec 12B medium (Becton, Dickinson) has been the most commonly used liquid culture system, but it was discontinued in 2012. In this study, a new liquid culture medium, M7H9C, was developed. It consists of a Middlebrook 7H9 medium base with added Casitone, albumin, dextrose, catalase, egg yolk, mycobactin J, and a cocktail of antibiotics. We found that polyoxyethylene stearate (POES) was not essential for the cultivation of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis in either the Bactec 12B or the M7H9C medium. The limit of detection determined using pure cultures of the C and S strains of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis was 7 bacilli per 50 μl inoculum in the two media. The new medium was validated using 784 fecal and tissue samples from sheep and cattle, >25% of which contained viable M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis. Discrepant results for the clinical samples between the two media were mostly associated with samples that contained <10 viable bacilli per gram, but these results were relatively uncommon, and the performances of the two media were not significantly different. M7H9C medium was less than half the cost of the Bactec 12B medium and did not require regular examination during incubation, but a confirmatory IS900 PCR test had to be performed on every culture after the predetermined incubation period.

  2. Prohibitin confers cytoprotection against ISO-induced hypertrophy in H9c2 cells via attenuation of oxidative stress and modulation of Akt/Gsk-3β signaling.

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    Chowdhury, Debabrata; Kumar, Dinesh; Bhadra, Utpal; Devi, Tangutur Anjana; Bhadra, Manika Pal

    2017-01-01

    Numerous hypertrophic stimuli, including β-adrenergic agonists such as isoproterenol (ISO), result in generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and alteration in the mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψ) leading to oxidative stress. This process is well associated with phosphorylation of thymoma viral proto-oncogene Akt (Ser473) and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (Gsk-3β) (Ser9), with resultant inactivation of Gsk-3β. In the present study, we found that the protective defensive role of prohibitin (PHB) against ISO-induced hypertrophic response in rat H9c2 cells is via attenuation of oxidative stress-dependent signaling pathways. The intracellular levels of mitochondrial membrane potential along with cellular ROS levels and mitochondrial superoxide generation were determined. In order to understand the regulation of Akt/Gsk-3β signaling pathway, we carried out immmunoblotting for key proteins of the pathway such as PTEN, PI3K, phosphorylated, and unphosphorylated forms of Akt, Gsk-3β, and immunofluorescence experiments of p-Gsk-3β. Enforced expression of PHB in ISO-treated H9c2 cells suppressed cellular ROS production with mitochondrial superoxide generation and enhanced the mitochondrial membrane potential resulting in suppression of oxidative stress which likely offered potent cellular protection, led to the availability of more healthy cells, and also, significant constitutive activation of Gsk-3β via inactivation of Akt was observed. Knockdown of PHB expression using PHB siRNA in control H9c2 cells reversed these effects. Overall, our results demonstrate that PHB confers cytoprotection against oxidative stress in ISO-induced hypertrophy and this process is associated with modulation of Akt/Gsk-3β signaling mechanisms as evident from our PHB overexpression and knockdown experiments.

  3. Recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 9 with p65 ribozyme protects H9c2 cells from oxidative stress through inhibiting NF-κB signaling pathway

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    Zhan SUN; Yi-Tong MA; Bang-Dang CHEN; Fen LIU

    2014-01-01

    Background Oxidative stress is a major mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. It can trigger inflammatory cascades which are primarily mediated via nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). The NF-κB transcription factor family includes several subunits (p50, p52, p65, c-Rel, and Rel B) that respond to myocardial ischemia. It has been proved that persistent myocyte NF-κB p65 activation in heart failure exacerbates cardiac remodeling. Mechods A recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 9 carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein and anti-NF-κB p65 ribozyme (AAV9-R65-CMV-eGFP) was constructed. The cells were assessed by MTT assay, Annexin V–propidium iodide dual staining to study apoptosis. The expression of P65 and P50 were assessed by Western blot to investigate the under-lying molecular mechanisms. Results After stimulation with H2O2 for 6 h, H9c2 cells viability decreased significantly, a large fraction of cells underwent apoptosis. We observed a rescue of H9c2 cells from H2O2-induced apoptosis in pretreatment with AAV9-R65-CMV-eGFP. Moreover, AAV9-R65-CMV-eGFP decreased H2O2-induced P65 expression. Conclusions AAV9-R65-CMV-eGFP protects H9c2 cells from oxidative stress induced apoptosis through down-regulation of P65 expression. These observations indicate that AAV9-R65-CMV-eGFP has the potential to exert cardioprotective effects against oxidative stress, which might be of great importance to clinical efficacy for cardiovascular disease.

  4. Comprehensive Utilization of Cracking C9 ~C10 Fractions%裂解 C9~C10馏分的综合利用

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    曹姬姬

    2014-01-01

    对 C9~C10馏分的组成进行了分析,提出了提高其附加值的综合利用路线,阐述了 C9~C10馏分在解聚分离制备环戊二烯和甲基环戊二烯等基础原料、聚合制备 C9石油树脂、加氢做溶剂油和调和油及切割分离后的再利用等方面的生产工艺和发展现状,对 C9~C10馏分各种利用方法的可行性和优缺点作出了总结论述,指出了 C9~C10馏分综合利用的广阔前景,并根据原料来源的具体情况对 C9~C10馏分的进一步利用进行了展望并提出了建议。%Based on analysis of the constituents of C9 ~C10 fractions,a comprehensive utilization route for improving its added value was raised.The production processes and development status of some utilization methods of C9~C10 fractions were illustrated,including producing cyclopentadiene and methyl cyclopentadiene through depolymerization,production of C9 petroleum resin through polymerization,production of solvent oil and blending oil through hydrogenation,and recycling after cutting and separation,and feasibilities,advantages and disadvantages of each method were summarized and discussed.The good prospect of comprehensive utilization of C9 ~C10 fractions were pointed out,and proposals were raised on the further utilization of C9 ~C10 fractions in the future based on the contract situation of material sources.

  5. Microstructure of Hot Rolled 1.0C-1.5Cr Bearing Steel and Subsequent Spheroidization Annealing

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    Li, Zhen-Xing; Li, Chang-Sheng; Zhang, Jian; Li, Bin-Zhou; Pang, Xue-Dong

    2016-07-01

    The effect of final rolling temperature and cooling process on the microstructure of 1.0C-1.5Cr bearing steel was studied, and the relationship between the microstructure parameters and subsequent spheroidization annealing was analyzed. The results indicate that the increase of water-cooling rate after hot rolling and the decrease of final cooling temperature are beneficial to reducing both the pearlite interlamellar spacing and pearlite colony size. Prior austenite grain size can be reduced by decreasing the final rolling temperature and increasing the water-cooling rate. When the final rolling temperature was controlled around 1103 K (830 °C), the subsequent cooling rate was set to 10 K/s and final cooling temperature was 953 K (680 °C), the precipitation of grain boundary cementite was suppressed effectively and lots of rod-like cementite particles were observed in the microstructure. Interrupted quenching was employed to study the dissolution behavior of cementite during the austenitizing at 1073 K (800 °C). The decrease of both pearlite interlamellar spacing and pearlite colony size could facilitate the initial dissolution and fragmentation of cementite lamellae, which could shorten the spheroidization time. The fragmentation of grain boundary cementite tends to form large-size undissolved cementite particles. With the increase of austenitizing time from 20 to 300 minutes, mean diameter of undissolved cementite particles increases, indicating the cementite particle coarsening and cementite dissolution occuring simultaneously. Mean diameter of cementite particles in the final spheroidized microstructure is proportional to the mean diameter of undissolved cementite particles formed during partial austenitizing.

  6. 大鼠骨髓间充质干细胞exosome提取及其心肌细胞H9C2靶向作用的实验探索%Isolation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosome and the uptake of exosome by H9C2

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    刘善文; 王福; 李彬; 耿海华; 李彩娥; 许哲; 李睿; 肖洁; 张森

    2013-01-01

    目的 研究缺氧预处理条件下,骨髓间充质干细胞分泌的exosome的特征;探索心肌细胞H9C2是否骨髓间充质干细胞exosome作用的靶细胞之一,以及H9C2对骨髓间充质干细胞exosome的摄取是否随时间有一定的变化特征.方法 采用分步离心结合蔗糖/D2O垫超速离心方法分离提取干细胞分泌的exosome囊体颗粒.采用透射电镜和Western blotting法鉴定提取物是否为exosome.采用图像分析软件Image-Pro Plus 6.0对透射电镜结果中exosome数据进行采集,采用excel和统计软件Graph Pad 5.0对采集得到的exosome数据进行统计,以明确exosome的直径分布区间和平均半径等特征.采用绿色荧光染料PKH-67标记exosome,将标记的exosome与H9C2共孵育,观察exosome能否被心肌细胞H9C2摄取.将exosome与H9C2共孵育的不同时间段,观察H9C2对exosome的摄取随时间变化的特征.结果 提取物呈微型囊体结构,形态近似球形或者椭球形,大小均一,均匀分散的分布在视野中,提取物均阳性表达CD63和CD9分子,且较CD63分子,提取物更高表达CD9分子;缺氧预处理条件下,骨髓间充质干细胞exosome直径的集中分布范围是20~ 60 nm,半径为(17.03±0.40) nm;exosome与心肌细胞H9C2共孵育结果显示,仅实验组H9C2细胞质内可见大量的exosome绿色荧光颗粒;H9C2摄取exosome的时间特征显示,对照组4个亚组中H9C2对exosomes的摄取情况无明显不同.实验组各亚组显示,exosome与H9C2共孵育1h,H9C2细胞质中即开始观察到标记的exosome;共孵育1.5 ~2.5h,H9C2细胞质中exosome绿色荧光颗粒数量较共孵育其他时间段的多,荧光强度较共孵育其他时间段的强.结论 成功分离提取到了缺氧预处理条件下的大鼠骨髓间充质干细胞exosome;心肌细胞H9C2是骨髓间充质干细胞exosome生物学作用的靶细胞;H9C2对骨髓间充质干细胞exosome的摄取情况随时间的延长有明显的变化.

  7. Microstructure Evolution and Age-Hardening Behavior of Microalloyed Austenitic Fe-30Mn-9Al-0.9C Light-Weight Steels

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    Moon, Joonoh; Park, Seong-Jun; Lee, Changhee; Han, Heung Nam; Lee, Tae-Ho; Lee, Chang-Hoon

    2017-10-01

    The aging behavior and mechanical properties of microalloyed austenitic Fe-30Mn-9Al-0.9C light-weight steels were investigated through transmission electron microscopy analysis, electron backscatter diffraction analysis, tensile tests, and Vickers hardness tests. The base steels were aged at 823 K (550 °C) for up to 10,000 minutes. The true stress-strain responses of solution-treated samples before aging showed that the addition of Nb and/or V improved the strength by grain refinement and precipitation hardening. During the process of tensile deformation, the strain-hardening rate of Fe-30Mn-9Al-0.9C steel steadily increased due to the microband-induced plasticity (MBIP) from the onset of plastic deformation to ɛ = 25 pct, while such behavior was weakened and not observed in Nb- and/or V-added steels despite MBIP. In the early stage of aging, the Vickers hardness gradually increased with an increase in the aging time due to the precipitation of κ-carbide of (Fe,Mn)3AlC and remained stagnant between the aging times of 1000 and 3000 minutes. The hardness increased again after 3000 minutes due to the formation of ferrite and brittle β-Mn.

  8. Heart-on-a-Chip: An Investigation of the Influence of Static and Perfusion Conditions on Cardiac (H9C2) Cell Proliferation, Morphology, and Alignment.

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    Kobuszewska, Anna; Tomecka, Ewelina; Zukowski, Kamil; Jastrzebska, Elzbieta; Chudy, Michal; Dybko, Artur; Renaud, Philippe; Brzozka, Zbigniew

    2017-10-01

    Lab-on-a-chip systems are increasingly used as tools for cultures and investigation of cardiac cells. In this article, we present how the geometry of microsystems and microenvironmental conditions (static and perfusion) influence the proliferation, morphology, and alignment of cardiac cells (rat cardiomyoblasts-H9C2). Additionally, studies of cell growth after incubation with verapamil hydrochloride were performed. For this purpose, poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)/glass microfluidic systems with three different geometries of microchambers (a circular chamber, a longitudinal channel, and three parallel microchannels separated by two rows of micropillars) were prepared. It was found that static conditions did not enhance the growth of H9C2 cells in the microsystems. On the contrary, perfusion conditions had an influence on division, morphology, and the arrangement of the cells. The highest number of cells, their parallel orientation, and their elongated morphology were obtained in the longitudinal microchannel. It showed that this kind of microsystem can be used to understand processes in heart tissue in detail and to test newly developed compounds applied in the treatment of cardiac diseases.

  9. Potential Protective Effects of Bioactive Constituents from Chinese Propolis against Acute Oxidative Stress Induced by Hydrogen Peroxide in Cardiac H9c2 Cells

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Chinese propolis (CP is known as a health food but its beneficial effects in protecting cardiomyocytes remain elusive. Here, we investigated the effects of CP and its active compounds on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 induced rats cardiomyocytes (H9c2 oxidative injury. Cell viability decreases induced by H2O2 were mitigated by different CP extracts using various solvents. From these active fractions, six active compounds were separated and identified. Among tested isolated compound, the cytoprotective activities of three caffeates, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE, benzyl caffeate (BZC, and cinnamyl caffeate (CNC, exerted stronger effects than chrysin, pinobanksin, and 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (DMCA. These three caffeates also increased H9c2 cellular antioxidant potential, decreased intracellular calcium ion (Ca2+i level, and prevented cell apoptosis. Overall, the cardiovascular protective effects of the CP might be attributed to its caffeates constituents (CAPE, BZC, and CNC and provide evidence for its usage in complementary and alternative medicine.

  10. A polysaccharide of Dendrobium officinale ameliorates H2O2-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes via PI3K/AKT and MAPK pathways.

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    Zhang, Jing-Yi; Guo, Ying; Si, Jin-Ping; Sun, Xiao-Bo; Sun, Gui-Bo; Liu, Jing-Jing

    2017-06-03

    Dendrobium officinale is one valuable traditional Chinese medicine, which has skyscraping medicinal value. Polysaccharide is the main active ingredient in D. officinale; its antioxidant activity is a hot research topic nowadays. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathological progress of a variety of cardiovascular disease, as one of key factors of cardiomyocyte apoptosis. This research adopts a model of H2O2 induction-H9c2 cardiomyocytes apoptosis, aiming to study the effect of Dendrobium officinale Polysaccharide (DOP-GY) for cardiomyocyte apoptosis caused by oxidative stress and its possible mechanism. Our results showed that pretreatment of DOP-GY (low dose: 6.25μg/mL, medium dose: 12.5μg/mL, high dose: 25μg/mL) followed by a 2h incubation with 200μM H2O2 elevated the survival rate, cutted the LDH leakage, reduced lipid peroxidation damage, improved the activity of the endogenous antioxidant enzymes. In addition, the pretreatment of DOP-GY significantly inhibited the production of ROS, declined of the mitochondrial membrane potential, down-regulated pro-apoptosis protein and up-regulated anti-apoptosis protein. The protective effect was correlated with the PI3K/Akt and MAPK signal pathway. Collectively, these observations suggest that DOY-GY has the potential to exert cardioprotective effects against H2O2-induced H9c2 cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  11. Alpinate Oxyphyllae Fructus Inhibits IGFII-Related Signaling Pathway to Attenuate Ang II-Induced Pathological Hypertrophy in H9c2 Cardiomyoblasts.

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    Tsai, Chuan-Te; Chang, Yung-Ming; Lin, Shu-Luan; Chen, Yueh-Sheng; Yeh, Yu-Lan; Padma, Viswanadha Vijaya; Tsai, Chin-Chuan; Chen, Ray-Jade; Ho, Tsung-Jung; Huang, Chih-Yang

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    Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a very important cardiovascular disease inducer and may cause cardiac pathological hypertrophy and remodeling. We evaluated a Chinese traditional medicine, alpinate oxyphyllae fructus (AOF), for therapeutic efficacy for treating Ang II-induced cardiac hypertrophy. AOF has been used to treat patients with various symptoms accompanying hypertension and cerebrovascular disorders in Korea. We investigated its protective effect against Ang II-induced cytoskeletal change and hypertrophy in H9c2 cells. The results showed that treating cells with Ang II resulted in pathological hypertrophy, such as increased expression of transcription factors NFAT-3/p-NFAT-3, hypertrophic response genes (atrial natriuretic peptide [ANP] and b-type natriuretic peptide [BNP]), and Gαq down-stream effectors (PLCβ3 and calcineurin). Pretreatment with AOF (60-100 μg/mL) led to significantly reduced hypertrophy. We also found that AOF pretreatment significantly suppressed the cardiac remodeling proteins, metalloproteinase (MMP9 and MMP2), and tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), induced by Ang II challenge. In conclusion, we provide evidence that AOF protects against Ang II-induced pathological hypertrophy by specifically inhibiting the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) II/IIR-related signaling pathway in H9c2 cells. AOF might be a candidate for cardiac hypertrophy and ventricular remodeling prevention in chronic cardiovascular diseases.

  12. The influence of fine particle components on morphology and growth of H9c2 myocardial cells in rats.%细颗粒物对大鼠H9c2心肌细胞形态及生长的影响

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    芦茜; 袁洪; 黄志军; 蔡明

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨细颗粒物(PM2.5)对心肌细胞形态及生长的影响.方法 收集长沙市非工业区大气PM2.5,以H9c2大鼠心肌细胞作为研究对象.用不同浓度的PM2.5水溶性及非水溶性成分干预24 h.观察细胞形态,用MTT法测定细胞存活率.结果 在1~100 μg/ml范围内,细胞活性随PM2.5浓度的增加受到了明显的抑制,和对照组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).相同浓度下,非水溶成分对细胞活力的影响较水溶性成分明显(P<0.05).结论 PM2.5可影响心肌细胞形态及生长,并与剂量呈正相关,非水溶性成分尤为明显.%Objective To explore the influence of fine particulates PM2.5 on proliferation of H9c2 myocardial cells. Methods Fine particulates PM2.5 were collected from the atmosphere in non - industrial area of Changsha during the period of December 2010 to March 2011. H9c2 myocardial cells were exposed to various concentrations of PM25 , either water - soluble or water - insoluble, for 24 hours. The morphological feayures of H9c2 cells were examined by optical microscopy; and the viahility of cells was checked by using MTT assay. Results The degree of suppression on activity of cells was increased following the elevation of concentration of PM2.5 within the concentration range of 1 - 100μg/ml, and the proliferation of H9c2 myocardial cells was ohviously inhibited ( P <0. 05 ). Under the same concentration, the influence of water - insoluble fine particulates on viability of cells was more significant than that of water - soluble ones ( P <0. 05 ). Conclusion Diverse components of fine particulates PM25 can influence the morphological features and growth of H9c2 myocardial cells. and the influence is positively correlated with the dosage, and it is especially prominent in water - insoluble components.

  13. Protective Effects of Compound Yinxing Danshen Granules against Oxidative Stress Damage in H9c2 Cells%复方银杏丹参颗粒对H9c2细胞氧化应激损伤的保护作用

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    曹康; 张婷婷; 薛雪

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the protective effects of Compound Yinxing Danshen Granules (CYDG) , a traditional Chinese medicine prescription for activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis and obstacles from the collaterals, and relieving pain, against oxidative stress damage in rat H9c2 cells in vitro. Methods Hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2) was used as exogenous free radical generating system to induce the lipid peroxidation damage of cardiac muscle cells. The protective effects of CYDG against H2 O2 -induced damage on cardiac muscle cells were observed. Results The method of methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) staining showed that CYDG significantly increased the rate of cell viability. CYDG could increase the activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase, and decrease the levels of lactate dehydrogenase and malondialdehyde in in vitro cultured H9c2 cells. dichlorofluorescein-diacetate (DCFH) labeling showed that CYDG increased the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in H2 O2-stressed H9c2 cells. Western blot showed that CYDG increased the expression of heme oxygenase-l (HO-1) in H2O2-stressed H9c2 cells. Conclusion CYDG could protect H9c2 myocardial cells from the damage induced by H2O2-oxidative stress, and increase the antioxidant capacity of cardiac muscle cells.%目的 观察复方银杏丹参颗粒(Compound Yinxing Danshen Granules,CYDG)对大鼠心肌细胞氧化应激损伤的保护作用.方法 利用过氧化氢(hydrogen peroxide,H2O2)作为外源性自由基生成系统,体内模拟心肌细胞的脂质过氧化损伤,观察CYDG对H2O2致心肌细胞损伤的保护作用.结果 CYDG能明显提高细胞生存率,降低乳酸脱氢酶的漏出率,并可使细胞内丙二醛含量降低,超氧化物歧化酶和过氧化氢酶的活性升高,亦可减少细胞内活性氧的产生及提高血红素加氧酶蛋白表达.结论 CYDG对H2O2造成H9c2心肌细胞氧化应激损伤具有明显保护作用,提高心肌细胞的抗氧化能力.

  14. Aggregation of t10,c12 conjugated linoleic Acid in presence of natural and modified cyclodextrins. A physicochemical, thermal and computational analysis.

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    Matencio, Adrián; García-Carmona, Francisco; López-Nicolás, José Manuel

    2017-03-25

    In this work the aggregation behavior of t10,c12 Conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12-CLA) is presented for first time. The results show a c.m.c. of 25μM at pH 8 and 25°C. The encapsulation process with cyclodextrins (CDs) presented a 1:1 stoichiometry in all cases studied but the complexation constants were strongly dependent on the type of CDs used, the pH and temperature. Hydroxypropyl-beta-Cyclodextrin (HPβCD) was the best CD studied for encapsulating t10,c12-CLA. The resulting t10,c12-CLA-HPβCD complex showed a very high dependency on pH, which explains why a pKa of 4.08 was found for first time, which was very close to the simulated value. Furthermore, the effect of temperature on the t10,c12-CLA-HPβCD was studied. The complexation constant (KF) showed an increase behavior with the temperature. In addition, molecular docking calculations provided further insights into how the different interactions influence the complexation constant. Finally, a comparative study with rumenic acid, an isomer, was carried out.

  15. Prototipo de simulador de tornado para el combate Aéreo No. 3 (CACOM 3 de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC

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    Jorge Mario Cárdenas Cabrera

    2012-09-01

    El comando CACOM 3 de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC ha tomado la iniciativa en este aspecto y se ha dado a la tarea de estudiar este fenómeno, trabajando en el diseño de un simulador de tornados a escala, con base en el ya existente, desarrollado por el phD. Harald Eddens, introdujo modificaciones que permitan, además de generar el fenómeno, medir y controlar a través de dispositivos electrónicos algunas variables ambientales. Estos dispositivos permitirán iniciar estudios desde el comando y servir de apoyo para labores de educación de la población vulnerable en cuanto a entender cómo se forma un tornado.

  16. Asymmetric distribution of the ionospheric electric potential in the opposite hemispheres as inferred from the SuperDARN observations and FAC-based convection model

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    Lukianova, R.; Hanuise, C.; Christiansen, Freddy

    2008-01-01

    -altitude satellites. Both the solar and auroral precipitation contributions are included in order to derive the ionospheric conductance. Taking into account the electrodynamic coupling of the opposite hemispheres, the model allows one to obtain the convection patterns developed simultaneously in both hemispheres......We compare the SuperDARN convection patterns with the predictions of a new numerical model of the global distribution of ionospheric electric potentials. The model utilizes high-precision statistical maps of field-aligned currents (FAC) derived from measurements made by polar-orbiting low...... for given input parameters. SuperDARN, with its database containing global northern and southern convection maps, provides the unique opportunity to compare the model predictions of electric fields with observations. In the present study we focus on the effect of significant interhemispheric asymmetry...

  17. Intersystem-crossing and phosphorescence rates in fac-Ir{sup III}(ppy){sub 3}: A theoretical study involving multi-reference configuration interaction wavefunctions

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    Kleinschmidt, Martin; Marian, Christel M., E-mail: Christel.Marian@hhu.de [Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany); Wüllen, Christoph van [Fachbereich Chemie and Forschungszentrum OPTIMAS, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 52, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)

    2015-03-07

    We have employed combined density functional theory and multi-reference configuration interaction methods including spin–orbit coupling (SOC) effects to investigate the photophysics of the green phosphorescent emitter fac-tris-(2-phenylpyridine)iridium (fac-Ir(ppy){sub 3}). A critical evaluation of our quantum chemical approaches shows that a perturbational treatment of SOC is the method of choice for computing the UV/Vis spectrum of this heavy transition metal complex while multi-reference spin–orbit configuration interaction is preferable for calculating the phosphorescence rates. The particular choice of the spin–orbit interaction operator is found to be of minor importance. Intersystem crossing (ISC) rates have been determined by Fourier transformation of the time correlation function of the transition including Dushinsky rotations. In the electronic ground state, fac-Ir(ppy){sub 3} is C{sub 3} symmetric. The calculated UV/Vis spectrum is in excellent agreement with experiment. The effect of SOC is particularly pronounced for the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) band in the visible region of the absorption spectrum which does not only extend its spectral onset towards longer wavelengths but also experiences a blue shift of its maximum. Pseudo-Jahn-Teller interaction leads to asymmetric coordinate displacements in the lowest MLCT states. Substantial electronic SOC and a small energy gap make ISC an ultrafast process in fac-Ir(ppy){sub 3}. For the S{sub 1}↝T{sub 1} non-radiative transition, we compute a rate constant of k{sub ISC} = 6.9 × 10{sup 12} s{sup −1} which exceeds the rate constant of radiative decay to the electronic ground state by more than six orders of magnitude, in agreement with the experimental observation of a subpicosecond ISC process and a triplet quantum yield close to unity. As a consequence of the geometric distortion in the T{sub 1} state, the T{sub 1} → S{sub 0} transition densities are localized on one of the

  18. Inhibition of gap junction intercellular communication is involved in silica nanoparticles-induced H9c2 cardiomyocytes apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway

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    Du ZJ

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    Full Text Available Zhong-jun Du,1 Guan-qun Cui,2 Juan Zhang,1 Xiao-mei Liu,3 Zhi-hu Zhang,1 Qiang Jia,1 Jack C Ng,4 Cheng Peng,1,4 Cun-xiang Bo,1 Hua Shao1 1Department of Toxicology, Shandong Academy of Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Qilu Children’s Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, 3Department of Radiation Chemistry and Toxicology, School of Public Health, Jilin University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China; 4National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology-Entox, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Abstract: Gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC between cardiomyocytes is essential for synchronous heart contraction and relies on connexin-containing channels. Connexin 43 (Cx43 is a major component involved in GJIC in heart tissue, and its abnormal expression is closely associated with various cardiac diseases. Silica nanoparticles (SNPs are known to induce cardiovascular toxicity. However, the mechanisms through which GJIC plays a role in cardiomyocytes apoptosis induced by SNPs remain unknown. The aim of the present study is to determine whether SNPs-decreased GJIC promotes apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes cell line (H9c2 cells via the mitochondrial pathway using CCK-8 Kit, scrape-loading dye transfer technique, Annexin V/PI double-staining assays, and Western blot analysis. The results showed that SNPs elicited cytotoxicity in H9c2 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. SNPs also reduced GJIC in H9c2 cells in a concentration-dependent manner through downregulation of Cx43 and upregulation of P-Cx43. Inhibition of gap junctions by gap junction blocker carbenoxolone disodium resulted in decreased survival and increased apoptosis, whereas enhancement of the gap junctions by retinoic acid led to enhanced survival but decreased apoptosis. Furthermore, SNPs-induced apoptosis through the disrupted functional gap junction

  19. Use of RNAlater in fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS reduces the fluorescence from GFP but not from DsRed

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    Epstein Miles L

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Flow cytometry utilizes signals from fluorescent markers to separate targeted cell populations for gene expression studies. However, the stress of the FACS process could change normal gene expression profiles. RNAlater could be used to stop such changes in original gene expression profiles through its ability to denature RNase and other proteins. The normal conformational structure of fluorescent proteins must be maintained in order to fluoresce. Whether or not RNAlater would affect signals from different types of intrinsic fluorescent proteins is crucial to its use in flow cytometry; this question has not been investigated in detail. Findings To address this question, we analyzed the effect of RNAlater on fluorescence intensity of GFP, YFP, DsRed and small fluorescent molecules attached to secondary antibodies (Cy2 and Texas-Red when used in flow cytometry. FACS results were confirmed with fluorescence microscopy. Our results showed that exposure of YFP and GFP containing cells to RNAlater reduces the intensity of their fluorescence to such an extent that separation of such labeled cells is difficult if not impossible. In contrast, signals from DsRed2, Cy2 and Texas-Red were not affected by RNAlater treatment. In addition, the background fluorescence and clumping of dissociated cells are altered by RNAlater treatment. Conclusions When considering gene expression studies using cell sorting with RNAlater, DsRed is the fluorescent protein of choice while GFP/YFP have severe limitations because of their reduced fluorescence. It is necessary to examine the effects of RNAlater on signals from fluorescent markers and the physical properties (e.g., clumping of the cells before considering its use in cell sorting.

  20. Effect of C–O Bonding on the Stability and Energetics of High-Energy Nitrogen-Carbon Molecules N10C2 and N16C2

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    Douglas L. Strout

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Molecules consisting of nitrogen have been the subject of much attention due to their potential as high-energy materials. Complex molecules consisting entirely of nitrogen can be subject to rapid decomposition, and therefore other atoms are incorporated into the structure to enhance stability. Previous studies have explored the incorporation of carbon atoms into otherwise all-nitrogen cages molecules. The current study involves two such cages, N10C2 and N16C2, whose structures are derived from N12 and N18, respectively. The N10C2 and N16C2 cages in this study are modified by bonding groups O3 and CO3 to determine the effect on the relative energies between the isomers and on the thermodynamic energy release properties. Energetic trends for N10C2 and N16C2 are calculated and discussed.

  1. Effects of glucose and insulin on the H9c2 (2-1) cell proliferation may be mediated through regulating glucose transporter 4 expression

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    LIU Qian; HUANG Qing-xian; LOU Fu-chen; ZHANG Li; WANG Kun; YU Shan; XU Hua

    2013-01-01

    Background The change of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) expression could influence glucose uptake in the myocardial cells and then effect myocardial metabolism,which maybe one of the factor for the diabetes cardiovascular disease.This study aimed to explore the influence of glucose and insulin at different concentrations on H9c2 (2-1) cell proliferation and its GLUT4 expression in vitro,and evaluate the correlation between myocardial cells proliferation and GLUT4 expression.This might be helpful for understanding the relationship between glucose metabolism and cardiovascular disease.Methods According to glucose concentrations in culture medium,cultured H9c2 rat myocardial cells were divided into five groups:control group (NC,glucose concentration 5.0 mmol/L),low glucose group (LG,glucose concentration 0.1 mmol/L),high glucose group 1 (HG1,glucose concentration 10 mmol/L),high glucose group 2 (HG2,glucose concentration 15 mmol/L),high glucose group 3 (HG3,glucose concentration 20 mmol/L).Then according to different insulin concentrations in culture medium,each group was further divided into two subgroups:normal insulin subgroup (INSc,insulin concentration 3.8 mU/L),high insulin subgroup (INSh,insulin concentration 7.6 mU/L).H9c2 (2-1) cells were cultured for 1,2,3 days,the proliferation of cells were assayed by cell counting Kit-8 assay,the expressions of GLUT4 mRNA and protein were detected with RT-PCR and Western Blotting technique,and the relation between myocardial cells proliferation and GLUT4 expression was evaluated.Results Compared with NC group,cell proliferation (OD value) was lower in LG,HG2,HG3 group but higher in HG1 group on the second and the third day (P <0.05).There was a negative correlation between OD value and the glucose level in HG1,HG2,HG3 groups (P <0.05).OD value in INSc subgroups was lower than that in INSh subgroups (P <0.05).GLUT4 mRNA was lower in LG,HG2,HG3 groups than that in NC group (P <0.05).Compared with NC group,GLUT4 m

  2. Polyphenol-rich apple (Malus domestica L.) peel extract attenuates arsenic trioxide induced cardiotoxicity in H9c2 cells via its antioxidant activity.

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    Vineetha, Vadavanath Prabhakaran; Girija, Seetharaman; Soumya, Rema Sreenivasan; Raghu, Kozhiparambil Gopalan

    2014-03-01

    Evidences suggest that apple peel has a wide range of polyphenols having antioxidant activity and its consumption has been linked with improved health benefits. Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is a very effective drug for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) but it leads to cardiotoxicity mediated through alterations in various cardiac ion channels and by increasing the intracellular calcium level and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The aim of the present investigation was to study the effect of methanolic extract of apple peel (APME) and aqueous extract of apple peel (APAE) on ATO (5 μM) induced toxicity in the H9c2 cardiac myoblast cell line. We estimated the cellular status of innate antioxidant enzymes, level of ROS, mitochondrial superoxide, glutathione and intracellular calcium with ATO and apple peel extracts. Prior to the cell line based study, we had evaluated the antioxidant potential of apple peel extract by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), total reducing power (TRP), superoxide anion and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, in addition to quantifying total phenolic and flavonoid content. Both the extracts showed considerable antioxidant activity in cell-free chemical assays. In addition, both APME and APAE prevented the alteration in antioxidant status induced by ATO in H9c2 cells. Significant differential alterations had been observed in the activity of lactate dehydrogenase, superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, thioredoxin reductase, xanthine oxidase, calcium overload and caspase 3 activity with ATO. The overall result revealed the protective property of polyphenol-rich apple peel extract against ATO induced cardiac toxicity via its antioxidant activity.

  3. Overexpression of ryanodine receptor type 1 enhances mitochondrial fragmentation and Ca2+-induced ATP production in cardiac H9c2 myoblasts.

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    O-Uchi, Jin; Jhun, Bong Sook; Hurst, Stephen; Bisetto, Sara; Gross, Polina; Chen, Ming; Kettlewell, Sarah; Park, Jongsun; Oyamada, Hideto; Smith, Godfrey L; Murayama, Takashi; Sheu, Shey-Shing

    2013-12-01

    Ca(+) influx to mitochondria is an important trigger for both mitochondrial dynamics and ATP generation in various cell types, including cardiac cells. Mitochondrial Ca(2+) influx is mainly mediated by the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU). Growing evidence also indicates that mitochondrial Ca(2+) influx mechanisms are regulated not solely by MCU but also by multiple channels/transporters. We have previously reported that skeletal muscle-type ryanodine receptor (RyR) type 1 (RyR1), which expressed at the mitochondrial inner membrane, serves as an additional Ca(2+) uptake pathway in cardiomyocytes. However, it is still unclear which mitochondrial Ca(2+) influx mechanism is the dominant regulator of mitochondrial morphology/dynamics and energetics in cardiomyocytes. To investigate the role of mitochondrial RyR1 in the regulation of mitochondrial morphology/function in cardiac cells, RyR1 was transiently or stably overexpressed in cardiac H9c2 myoblasts. We found that overexpressed RyR1 was partially localized in mitochondria as observed using both immunoblots of mitochondrial fractionation and confocal microscopy, whereas RyR2, the main RyR isoform in the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum, did not show any expression at mitochondria. Interestingly, overexpression of RyR1 but not MCU or RyR2 resulted in mitochondrial fragmentation. These fragmented mitochondria showed bigger and sustained mitochondrial Ca(2+) transients compared with basal tubular mitochondria. In addition, RyR1-overexpressing cells had a higher mitochondrial ATP concentration under basal conditions and showed more ATP production in response to cytosolic Ca(2+) elevation compared with nontransfected cells as observed by a matrix-targeted ATP biosensor. These results indicate that RyR1 possesses a mitochondrial targeting/retention signal and modulates mitochondrial morphology and Ca(2+)-induced ATP production in cardiac H9c2 myoblasts.

  4. Contributions of the S100A9 C-terminal tail to high-affinity Mn(II) chelation by the host-defense protein human calprotectin.

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    Brophy, Megan Brunjes; Nakashige, Toshiki G; Gaillard, Aleth; Nolan, Elizabeth M

    2013-11-27

    Human calprotectin (CP) is an antimicrobial protein that coordinates Mn(II) with high affinity in a Ca(II)-dependent manner at an unusual histidine-rich site (site 2) formed at the S100A8/S100A9 dimer interface. We present a 16-member CP mutant family where mutations in the S100A9 C-terminal tail (residues 96-114) are employed to evaluate the contributions of this region, which houses three histidines and four acidic residues, to Mn(II) coordination at site 2. The results from analytical size-exclusion chromatography, Mn(II) competition titrations, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy establish that the C-terminal tail is essential for high-affinity Mn(II) coordination by CP in solution. The studies indicate that His103 and His105 (HXH motif) of the tail complete the Mn(II) coordination sphere in solution, affording an unprecedented biological His6 site. These solution studies are in agreement with a Mn(II)-CP crystal structure reported recently (Damo, S. M.; et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013, 110, 3841). Remarkably high-affinity Mn(II) binding is retained when either H103 or H105 are mutated to Ala, when the HXH motif is shifted from positions 103-105 to 104-106, and when the human tail is substituted by the C-terminal tail of murine S100A9. Nevertheless, antibacterial activity assays employing human CP mutants reveal that the native disposition of His residues is important for conferring growth inhibition against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Within the S100 family, the S100A8/S100A9 heterooligomer is essential for providing high-affinity Mn(II) binding; the S100A7, S100A9(C3S), S100A12, and S100B homodimers do not exhibit such Mn(II)-binding capacity.

  5. Functional Promoter Polymorphisms of MMP-2 C-735T and MMP-9 C-1562T and Their Synergism with MMP-7 A-181G in Multiple Sclerosis.

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    Rahimi, Zohreh; Abdan, Zahra; Rahimi, Ziba; Razazian, Nazanin; Shiri, Hadis; Vaisi-Raygani, Asad; Shakiba, Ebrahim; Vessal, Mahmood; Moradi, Mohammad-Taher

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in breakdown of blood-brain barrier, transmigration, and invasion of immune cells and formation of MS lesions. The aim of present study was to investigate the influence of MMP-2 C-735T and MMP-9 C-1562T variants and their synergism with MMP-7 A-181G on susceptibility to MS. In a case-control study 125 MS patients and 235 healthy individuals from Western Iran were investigated. The various genotypes of MMP-2, MMP-9, and MMP-7 were detected using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). In females the presence of MMP-2 C allele was associated with an increased risk of MS (OR = 1.69, p = 0.041). No significant difference was detected between the frequency of MMP-9 T allele in MS patients (8.2%) and controls (12.8%, p = 0.068). The concomitant presence of both MMP-2 C and MMP-7 G alleles was associated with 1.82-fold increased risk of MS (p = 0.002). Also, a synergism was detected between MMP-9 C and MMP-7 G alleles that elevated the risk of MS by 1.5-times (p = 0.035). The presence of haplotype MMP-9 T, MMP-7 G, and MMP-2 C (TGC) compared to haplotype CAG increased the risk of MS by 3.13-fold (p = 0.16). The present study suggests that gene-gene interactions and variants of more genes instead of single gene might play a role in susceptibility to MS. We indicated that synergism between variants of MMP-2, MMP-7, and MMP-9 genes might increase the risk of MS.

  6. Isorhamnetin inhibits H₂O₂-induced activation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway in H9c2 cardiomyocytes through scavenging reactive oxygen species and ERK inactivation.

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    Sun, Bing; Sun, Gui-Bo; Xiao, Jing; Chen, Rong-Chang; Wang, Xin; Wu, Ying; Cao, Li; Yang, Zhi-Hong; Sun, Xiao-Bo

    2012-02-01

    As a traditional Chinese medicine, the sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) has a long history in the treatment of ischemic heart disease and circulatory disorders. However, the active compounds responsible for and the underlying mechanisms of these effects are not fully understood. In this article, isorhamnetin pretreatment counteracted H(2)O(2)-induced apoptotic damage in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. Isorhamnetin did not inhibit the death receptor-dependent or extrinsic apoptotic pathways, as characterized by its absence in both caspase-8 inactivation and tBid downregulation along with unchanged Fas and TNFR1 mRNA levels. Instead, isorhamnetin specifically suppressed the mitochondria-dependent or intrinsic apoptotic pathways, as characterized by inactivation of caspase-9 and -3, maintenance of the mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), and regulation of a series of Bcl-2 family genes upstream of ΔΨm. The anti-apoptotic effects of isorhamnetin were linked to decreased ROS generation. H(2)O(2) activated ERK and p53, whereas isorhamnetin inhibited their activation. ERK overexpression overrode the isorhamnetin-induced inhibition of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway in H9c2 cardiomyocytes, which indicated that an ERK-dependent pathway was involved. Furthermore, N-acetyl cysteine (a potent ROS scavenger) could attenuate the H(2)O(2)-induced apoptosis. However, PD98059 (an ERK-specific inhibitor) could not effectively antagonize ROS generation, which indicates that ROS may be an upstream inducer of ERK. In conclusion, isorhamnetin inhibits the H(2)O(2)-induced activation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway via ROS scavenging and ERK inactivation. Therefore, isorhamnetin is a promising reagent for the treatment of ROS-induced cardiomyopathy.

  7. Synthesis, crystal structure and properties of Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C and related rare earth compounds RE{sub 3−x}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C (RE=Y, Gd–Lu)

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    Ludwig, Thilo; Pediaditakis, Alexis; Sagawe, Vanessa [Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF, Stefan-Maier-Str. 25, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Hillebrecht, Harald, E-mail: harald.hillebrecht@ac.uni-freiburg.de [Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF, Stefan-Maier-Str. 25, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)

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    We report on the synthesis and characterisation of Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C. Black single crystals of hexagonal shape were yielded from the elements at 1600 °C in h-BN crucibles welded in Ta ampoules. The crystal structure (space group R3{sup ¯}m, a=10.0793(13) Å, c=16.372(3) Å, 660 refl., 51 param., R{sub 1}(F)=0.019; wR{sub 2}(F{sup 2})=0.051) is characterized by a Kagome-net of B{sub 12} icosahedra, ethane like Si{sub 8}-units and disordered SiC-dumbbells. Vibrational spectra show typical features of boron-rich borides and Zintl phases. Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C is stable against HF/HNO{sub 3} and conc. NaOH. The micro-hardness is 17.0 GPa (Vickers) and 14.5 GPa (Knoop), respectively. According to simple electron counting rules Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C is an electron precise compound. Band structure calculations reveal a band gap of 1.0 eV in agreement to the black colour. Interatomic distances obtained from the refinement of X-ray data are biased and falsified by the disorder of the SiC-dumbbell. The most evident structural parameters were obtained by relaxation calculation. Composition and carbon content were confirmed by WDX measurements. The small but significant carbon content is necessary by structural reasons and frequently caused by contaminations. The rare earth compounds RE{sub 3−x}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C (RE=Y, Dy–Lu) are isotypic. Single crystals were grown from a silicon melt and their structures refined. The partial occupation of the RE-sites fits to the requirements of an electron-precise composition. According to the displacement parameters a relaxation should be applied to obtain correct structural parameters. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of the new boridesilicide Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C were obtained from the elements in a Si-melt. Besides B{sub 12}-icosahedra and ethan-like Si{sub 8}-units it contains a disordered SiC-dumbbell. Correct distances were obtained by relaxation calculation based on the X-ray data

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT - PHYSICAL REMOVAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL & PARTICULATE CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER: US FILTER 3M10C MICROFILTRATION MEMBRANE SYSTEM AT CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

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    Verification testing of the US Filter 3M10C membrane system was conducted over a 44-day test period at the Aqua 2000 Research Center in Chula Vista, California. The test period extended from July 24, 2002 to September 5, 2002. The source water was a blend of Colorado River and ...

  9. CLA isomer t10,c12 induce oxidation and apoptosis in 3t3 adipocyte cells in a similar effect as omega-3 linolenic acid and DHA.

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    Jon Meadus

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Commercial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA dietary supplements contain an equal mixture of the C18:2 isomers, cis-9trans-11 and trans-10cis-12. Predominantly, CLA-c9t11 occurs naturally in meat and dairy products at ~ 0.5% of total fat , whereas CLA-t10c12 occurs at >0.1%. Recent studies show that CLA-c9t11 generally promotes lipid accumulation but CLA-t10c12 may inhibit lipid accumulation and may also promote inflammation. The omega-3 fatty acids α-linolenic acid (C18:3n-3 and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA have also been observed to inhibit lipid accumulation and effect inflammation; therefore we examined the effects of the two main isomersof CLA and omega -3 fatty acids C18:3n-3 and DHA at the molecular levelto determine if they are causing similar oxidative stresses.Methods:Purified CLA-c9t11 and CLA-t10c12 were added to 3T3 cells induced into mature adipocyte cultures at 100uM concentrations and compared with 100uM C18:3n-3(α-linolenic acid and 50uM docosahexaenoic acid (DHA to observe their effect on growth, gene transcription and general oxidation. The results of multiple separate trials were averaged and compared for significance at levels of P< 0.05, using one way ANOVA and Student’s t-test.Results:C18:3n-3, DHA and CLA-t10c12inhibited 3T3 adipose cell growth and caused a significant increase in lipid hydro peroxide activity. CLA-t10c12 and c9t11 increased AFABP, FAS and ACOX1 mRNA gene expression but DHA and C18:3n-3decreased the same mRNAs. CLA-c9t11 but not the t10c12 stimulated adipoQ expression even though; CLA-c9t11 had only a slightly greater affinity for PPARγ than CLA-t10c12, according to TR-FRET assays. The expression of the xenobiotic metabolism genes, aldo-keto reduct as 1c1 (akr1c1, superoxide dismutase (SODand inflammation chemokine secretions of eotaxin (CCL11, Rantes (CCL5, MIG (CCL9 and MCP-1 were increased by DHA, C18:3n-3and CLA-t10c12 but not CLA-c9t11. This correlated with an increase in apoptosis factors

  10. CLA-enriched diet containing t10,c12-CLA alters bile acid homeostasis and increases the risk of cholelithiasis in mice.

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    Letona, Amaia Zabala; Niot, Isabelle; Laugerette, Fabienne; Athias, Anne; Monnot, Marie-Claude; Portillo, Maria P; Besnard, Philippe; Poirier, Hélène

    2011-08-01

    Mice fed a mixture of CLA containing t10,c12-CLA lose fat mass and develop hyperinsulinemia and hepatic steatosis due to an accumulation of TG and cholesterol. Because cholesterol is the precursor in bile acid (BA) synthesis, we investigated whether t10,c12-CLA alters BA metabolism. In Expt. 1, female C57Bl/6J mice were fed a standard diet for 28 d supplemented with a CLA mixture (1 g/100 g) or not (controls). In Expt. 2, the feeding period was reduced to 4, 6, and 10 d. In Expt. 3, mice were fed a diet supplemented with linoleic acid, c9,t11-CLA, or t10,c12-CLA (0.4 g/100 g) for 28 d. In Expt. 1, the BA pool size was greater in CLA-fed mice than in controls and the entero-hepatic circulation of BA was altered due to greater BA synthesis and ileal reclamation. This resulted from higher hepatic cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) and ileal apical sodium BA transporter expressions in CLA-fed mice. Furthermore, hepatic Na(+)/taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP) (-52%) and bile salt export pump (BSEP) (-77%) protein levels were lower in CLA-fed mice than in controls, leading to a greater accumulation of BA in the plasma (+500%); also, the cholesterol saturation index and the concentration of hydrophobic BA in the bile were greater in CLA-fed mice, changes associated with the presence of cholesterol crystals. Expt. 2 suggests that CLA-mediated changes were caused by hyperinsulinemia, which occurred after 6 d of the CLA diet before NTCP and BSEP mRNA downregulation (10 d). Expt. 3 demonstrated that only t10,c12-CLA altered NTCP and BSEP mRNA levels. In conclusion, t10,c12-CLA alters BA homeostasis and increases the risk of cholelithiasis in mice.

  11. Separation of SSEA-4 and TRA-1-60 labelled undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells from a heterogeneous cell population using magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS).

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    Fong, Chui Yee; Peh, Gary S L; Gauthaman, Kalamegam; Bongso, Ariff

    2009-03-01

    A major concern in human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived cell replacement therapy is the risk of tumorigenesis from undifferentiated hESCs residing in the population of hESC-derived cells. Separation of these undifferentiated hESCs from the differentiated derivatives using cell sorting methods may be a plausible approach in overcoming this problem. We therefore explored magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to separate labelled undifferentiated hESCs from a heterogeneous population of hESCs and hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) deliberately mixed respectively at different ratios (10:90, 20:80, 30:70, 40:60 and 50:50) to mimic a standard in vitro differentiation protocol, instead of using a hESC-differentiated cell population, so that we could be sure of the actual number of cells separated. HES-3 and HES-4 cells were labelled in separate experiments for the stem cell markers SSEA-4 and TRA-1-60 using primary antibodies. Anti-PE magnetic microbeads that recognize the PE-conjugated SSEA-4 labelled hESCs was added to the heterogeneous cell mixture and passed through the MACS column. The cells that passed through the column ('flow-through' fraction) and those retained ('labelled' fraction') were subsequently analysed using FACS. The maximum efficacy of hESCs retention using MACS was 81.0 +/- 2.9% (HES-3) and 83.6 +/- 4.2% (HES-4). Using FACS, all the undifferentiated hESCs labelled with the two cell-surface markers could be removed by selective gating. Both hESCs and HepG2 cells in the 'flow-through' fraction following MACS separation were viable in culture whereas by FACS separation only the HepG2 cells were viable. FACS efficiently helps to eliminate the undifferentiated hESCs based on their cell-surface antigens expressed.

  12. The protective effects of alpha-lipoic on H9 c2 cardiomyocytes undergoing hypoxia or hypoxia/reoxygenation(H/R) injury and its possible mechanism%α-硫辛酸对H9 c2心肌细胞低氧及低氧/复氧损伤的保护作用及其机制探讨

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    操全霞; 丁旵东

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨α-硫辛酸(α-LA)对H9c2心肌细胞低氧及低氧/复氧损伤的保护作用及其作用机制。方法研究包括H9 c2心肌细胞低氧实验和低氧/复氧实验两部分,分成常氧组、低氧组或低氧/复氧组、LA组、乙醛脱氢酶抑制剂异黄酮苷(Daidzin)组(Daidzin组)、二甲亚砜(DMSO)溶剂对照组( DMSO组)。采用噻唑蓝( MTT)比色法检测心肌细胞存活率;微量酶标法测定乳酸脱氢酶( LDH)活性;ELISA法检测心肌细胞乙醛脱氢酶2(ALDH2)活性;硫代苯巴比妥酸法检测丙二醛( MDA)水平。结果与常氧组比较,低氧组及低氧/复氧组细胞存活率均下降(P0.05);Daid-zin组与LA组、DMSO组比较,细胞存活率及ALDH2活性降低(P0. 05 ) . Conclusion α-LA can protect H9 c2 cardiomyocytes from hypoxia or H/R injury by means of upregulating activities of ALDH2 and decreasing hypoxia or H/R induced lipid peroxidation.

  13. Plant Natural Product Formononetin Protects Rat Cardiomyocyte H9c2 Cells against Oxygen Glucose Deprivation and Reoxygenation via Inhibiting ROS Formation and Promoting GSK-3β Phosphorylation.

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    Cheng, Yuanyuan; Xia, Zhengyuan; Han, Yifan; Rong, Jianhui

    2016-01-01

    The opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) is a major cause of cell death in ischemia reperfusion injury. Based on our pilot experiments, plant natural product formononetin enhanced the survival of rat cardiomyocyte H9c2 cells during oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) and reoxygenation. For mechanistic studies, we focused on two major cellular factors, namely, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β), in the regulation of mPTP opening. We found that formononetin suppressed the formation of ROS and superoxide in a concentration-dependent manner. Formononetin also rescued OGD/reoxygenation-induced loss of mitochondrial membrane integrity. Further studies suggested that formononetin induced Akt activation and GSK-3β (Ser9) phosphorylation, thereby reducing GSK-3β activity towards mPTP opening. PI3K and PKC inhibitors abolished the effects of formononetin on mPTP opening and GSK-3β phosphorylation. Immunoprecipitation experiments further revealed that formononetin increased the binding of phosphor-GSK-3β to adenine nucleotide translocase (ANT) while it disrupted the complex of ANT with cyclophilin D. Moreover, immunofluorescence revealed that phospho-GSK-3β (Ser9) was mainly deposited in the space between mitochondria and cell nucleus. Collectively, these results indicated that formononetin protected cardiomyocytes from OGD/reoxygenation injury via inhibiting ROS formation and promoting GSK-3β phosphorylation.

  14. Norepinephrine-induced apoptotic and hypertrophic responses in H9c2 cardiac myoblasts are characterized by different repertoire of reactive oxygen species generation

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    Anita Thakur

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite recent advances, the role of ROS in mediating hypertrophic and apoptotic responses in cardiac myocytes elicited by norepinephrine (NE is rather poorly understood. We demonstrate through our experiments that H9c2 cardiac myoblasts treated with 2 µM NE (hypertrophic dose generate DCFH-DA positive ROS only for 2 h; while those treated with 100 µM NE (apoptotic dose sustains generation for 48 h, followed by apoptosis. Though the levels of DCFH fluorescence were comparable at early time points in the two treatment sets, its quenching by DPI, catalase and MnTmPyP suggested the existence of a different repertoire of ROS. Both doses of NE also induced moderate levels of H2O2 but with different kinetics. Sustained but intermittent generation of highly reactive species detectable by HPF was seen in both treatment sets but no peroxynitrite was generated in either conditions. Sustained generation of hydroxyl radicals with no appreciable differences were noticed in both treatment sets. Nevertheless, despite similar profile of ROS generation between the two conditions, extensive DNA damage as evident from the increase in 8-OH-dG content, formation of γ-H2AX and PARP cleavage was seen only in cells treated with the higher dose of NE. We therefore conclude that hypertrophic and apoptotic doses of NE generate distinct but comparable repertoire of ROS/RNS leading to two very distinct downstream responses.

  15. Remote loading of doxorubicin into liposomes by transmembrane pH gradient to reduce toxicity toward H9c2 cells

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    Mohamed Alyane

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The use of doxorubicin (DOX is limited by its dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Entrapped DOX in liposome has been shown to reduce cardiotoxicity. Results showed that about 92% of the total drug was encapsulated in liposome. The release experiments showed a weak DOX leakage in both culture medium and in PBS, more than 98% and 90% of the encapsulated DOX respectively was still retained in liposomes after 24 h of incubation. When the release experiments were carried out in phosphate buffer pH5.3, the leakage of DOX from liposomes reached 37% after 24 h of incubation. Evaluation of cellular uptake of the liposomal DOX indicated the possible endocytosis of liposomes because the majority of visible fluorescence of DOX was mainly in the cytoplasm, whereas the nuclear compartment showed a weak intensity. When using unloaded fluorescent-liposomes, the fluorescence was absent in nuclei suggests that liposomes cannot cross the nuclear membrane. MTT assay and measurement of LDH release suggest that necrosis is the form of cellular death predominates in H9c2 cells exposed to high doses of DOX, while for weak doses apoptosis could be the predominate form. Entrapped DOX reduced significantly DOX toxicity after 3 and 6 h of incubation, but after 20 h entrapped DOX is more toxic than free one.

  16. Plant Natural Product Formononetin Protects Rat Cardiomyocyte H9c2 Cells against Oxygen Glucose Deprivation and Reoxygenation via Inhibiting ROS Formation and Promoting GSK-3β Phosphorylation

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    Yuanyuan Cheng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP is a major cause of cell death in ischemia reperfusion injury. Based on our pilot experiments, plant natural product formononetin enhanced the survival of rat cardiomyocyte H9c2 cells during oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD and reoxygenation. For mechanistic studies, we focused on two major cellular factors, namely, reactive oxygen species (ROS and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β, in the regulation of mPTP opening. We found that formononetin suppressed the formation of ROS and superoxide in a concentration-dependent manner. Formononetin also rescued OGD/reoxygenation-induced loss of mitochondrial membrane integrity. Further studies suggested that formononetin induced Akt activation and GSK-3β (Ser9 phosphorylation, thereby reducing GSK-3β activity towards mPTP opening. PI3K and PKC inhibitors abolished the effects of formononetin on mPTP opening and GSK-3β phosphorylation. Immunoprecipitation experiments further revealed that formononetin increased the binding of phosphor-GSK-3β to adenine nucleotide translocase (ANT while it disrupted the complex of ANT with cyclophilin D. Moreover, immunofluorescence revealed that phospho-GSK-3β (Ser9 was mainly deposited in the space between mitochondria and cell nucleus. Collectively, these results indicated that formononetin protected cardiomyocytes from OGD/reoxygenation injury via inhibiting ROS formation and promoting GSK-3β phosphorylation.

  17. Effects of austempering conditions on the microstructures and mechanical properties in Fe-0.9%C-2.3%Si-0.3%Mn steel

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    Son, Je-Young; Kim, Ji-Hun; Kim, Won-Bae; Ye, Byung-Joon

    2010-06-01

    In this study, the effect of the microstructure and mechanical properties of austempered high-carbon (0.9 %C) high-silicon (2.3 %Si) cast steel were investigated. The specimens were austenitised for 60 min. at 900 °C, and austempered at 260 °C, 320 °C, and 380 °C for periods of time ranging from 30 min to 240 min. After receiving this heat treatment, the mechanical properties were measured using both a tensile test and hardness test. To analyze the microstructure, an optical microscope was used and an X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was carried out. In this study, high carbon high silicon cast steel without graphite and with higher tensile strength (1300 MPa to 2200 MPa) and elongation (˜25 %), when compared to austempered ductile cast iron (ADI), was developed. When the austempering temperature was at 260 °C, the microstructures were low ausferrite, but at 380 °C, an upper ausferrite structure was formed. As the austempering temperature increased from 260 to 380 °C, the ultimate tensile strength and hardness decreased, but the elongation and retained austenite volume fraction increased. In addition, the microstructures were coarser.

  18. Carotenoid compositions of coloured tomato cultivars and contribution to antioxidant activities and protection against H(2)O(2)-induced cell death in H9c2.

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    Li, Hongyan; Deng, Zeyuan; Liu, Ronghua; Loewen, Steven; Tsao, Rong

    2013-01-15

    The carotenoid compositions, antioxidant activities and the potential cardio-protective role of 13 tomato cultivars with distinct colour were studied. Colour coordinates were evaluated by colorimeter and the carotenoid compositions were analysed by UPLC. Red tomatoes had the highest total carotenoid contents (TCC) and antioxidant activities, followed by purple, orange, pink and yellow ones. The TCC were 120.5-278.0 μg/gDW, and the antioxidant activities were 21.32-40.07 μmolTE/gDW (PCL), 64.42-89.98% (DPPH) and 10.47-13.76 μmolTE/g DW (ORAC), respectively. The lipophilic extracts were also found to prevent cell death in a cell-based model system using cardiac H9c2 cells and H(2)O(2), via attenuation of the caspase-3 and matrix metalloproteinase-2 activities. The extracts of different tomatoes showed strong but different antioxidant activities. Roles of total and individual carotenoids in the antioxidant activities were studied and lycopene showed the highest correlation. Results of this study can be used to guide the development of new tomato cultivars and functional foods, and benefit the consumers.

  19. An efficient code for calculation of the 6C, 9C and 12C symbols for C3v, T, and O point groups

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    Nikitin, A. V.

    2012-03-01

    A new code designed to calculate the 6 C, 9 C, and 12 C symbols for C3v, T, and O point groups is presented. The program is based on an algorithm that uses the symmetry property between pair and impair representations. This algorithm allows one to speed up the C-symbols calculation and increase the efficiency of spectroscopic programs based on the irreducible tensorial formalism. Program summaryProgram title: 6912C Catalogue identifier: AEKZ_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEKZ_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 1214 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 22 097 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C++ Computer: Any computer with C, C++ compiler Operating system: Linux SUSE, Windows XP64 RAM: 400 Kb Classification: 4.2, 16.2, 16.3 Nature of problem: Spectroscopy of symmetric atmospheric molecules. Solution method: The program is based on an algorithm that uses the symmetry property between pair and impair representations. Running time: The test program provided takes a few seconds for C3v, a few minutes for T and a few days for O.

  20. Remote loading of doxorubicin into liposomes by transmembrane pH gradient to reduce toxicity toward H9c2 cells.

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    Alyane, Mohamed; Barratt, Gillian; Lahouel, Mesbah

    2016-03-01

    The use of doxorubicin (DOX) is limited by its dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Entrapped DOX in liposome has been shown to reduce cardiotoxicity. Results showed that about 92% of the total drug was encapsulated in liposome. The release experiments showed a weak DOX leakage in both culture medium and in PBS, more than 98% and 90% of the encapsulated DOX respectively was still retained in liposomes after 24 h of incubation. When the release experiments were carried out in phosphate buffer pH5.3, the leakage of DOX from liposomes reached 37% after 24 h of incubation. Evaluation of cellular uptake of the liposomal DOX indicated the possible endocytosis of liposomes because the majority of visible fluorescence of DOX was mainly in the cytoplasm, whereas the nuclear compartment showed a weak intensity. When using unloaded fluorescent-liposomes, the fluorescence was absent in nuclei suggests that liposomes cannot cross the nuclear membrane. MTT assay and measurement of LDH release suggest that necrosis is the form of cellular death predominates in H9c2 cells exposed to high doses of DOX, while for weak doses apoptosis could be the predominate form. Entrapped DOX reduced significantly DOX toxicity after 3 and 6 h of incubation, but after 20 h entrapped DOX is more toxic than free one.

  1. Salidroside protects against hydrogen peroxide-induced injury in cardiac H9c2 cells via PI3K-Akt dependent pathway.

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    Zhu, Ye; Shi, Ya-Ping; Wu, Dan; Ji, Ya-Jing; Wang, Xue; Chen, Hua-Li; Wu, Si-Si; Huang, De-Jia; Jiang, Wei

    2011-10-01

    Oxidative stress induces serious tissue injury in cardiovascular diseases. Salidroside, with its strong antioxidative and cytoprotective actions, is of particular interest in the development of antioxidative therapies for oxidative injury in cardiac diseases. We examined the pharmacological effects of salidroside on H9c2 rat cardiomyoblast cells under conditions of oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) challenge. Salidroside attenuated H2O2-impaired cell viability in a concentration-dependent manner, and effectively inhibited cellular malondialdehyde production, lethal sarcolemmal disruption, cell necrosis, and apoptosis induced by H2O2 insult. Salidroside significantly augmented Akt phosphorylation at Serine 473 in the absence or presence of H2O2 stimulation; wortmannin, a specific inhibitor of PI3K, abrogated salidroside protection. Salidroside increased the intracellular mRNA expression and activities of catalase and Mn-superoxide dismutases in a PI3K-dependent manner. Our results indicated that salidroside protected cardiomyocytes against oxidative injury through activating the PI3K/Akt pathway and increasing the expression and activities of endogenous PI3K dependent antioxidant enzymes.

  2. A major ozonation product of cholesterol, 3beta-hydroxy-5-oxo-5,6-secocholestan-6-al, induces apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts.

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    Sathishkumar, K; Haque, Masudul; Perumal, Thirugnanam E; Francis, Joseph; Uppu, Rao M

    2005-11-21

    Cholesterol, a major neutral lipid component of biological membranes and the lung epithelial lining fluids, is susceptible to oxidation by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species including ozone. The oxidation by ozone in biological environments results in the formation of 3beta-hydroxy-5-oxo-5,6-secocholestan-6-al (cholesterol secoaldehyde or CSeco, major product) along with some other minor products. Recently, CSeco has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. In this communication, we report that CSeco induces cytotoxicity in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts with an IC(50) of 8.9+/-1.29 microM (n=6). The observed effect of CSeco at low micromolar concentrations retained several key features of apoptosis, such as changes in nuclear morphology, phosphatidylserine externalization, DNA fragmentation, and caspase 3/7 activity. Treatment of cardiomyocytes with 5 microM CSeco for 24h, for instance, resulted in 30.8+/-3.28% apoptotic and 1.8+/-1.11% of necrotic cells as against DMSO controls that only showed 1.3+/-0.33% of apoptosis and 1.6+/-0.67% of necrosis. In general, the loss of cellular viability paralleled the increased occurrence of apoptotic cells in various CSeco treatments. This study, for the first time, demonstrates the induction of apoptotic cell death in cardiomyocytes by a cholesterol ozonation product, implying a role for ozone in myocardial injury.

  3. S-propranolol protected H9C2 cells from ischemia/reperfusion-induced apoptosis via downregultion of RACK1 Gene.

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    Jia, Xiongfei; Zhang, Li; Mao, Xiaoqin

    2015-01-01

    Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury can lead to apoptotic death of heart cells and subsequently heart failure. Propranolol is widely used in the management of cardiovascular disorders, but the mechanism is still unclear. Our previous studies showed that activated protein kinase C1 (RACK1) was significantly down-regulated in human umbilical vein endothelial cells by S-propranolol. RACK1 may be a target protein of S-propranolol during I/R. At present, we constructed a lentiviral expression vector for RNA interference (RNAi) of RACK1. The interference efficiency of the lentivirus was confirmed by RT-PCR and western blot. H9C2 cells infected with Lv-RACK1-shRNA or control were subjected to simulate I/R in the presence and absence of S-propranolol. The release of cytokines and chemokines was determined by ELISA assay. Flow cytometry was employed to determine mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), Ca(2+) concentration, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and cell apoptosis. We found that RACK1 RNAi and S-propranolol treatment remarkably protected I/R injured cells from apoptosis via attenuating the release of cytokines and chemokines, Ca(2+) overload, ROS concentration, and MMP. Furthermore, RACK1 RNAi and S-propranolol, separately and in combination, significantly reduced caspase-3 activity, cytochrome c release and JNK activation. RACK 1 can be considered as a target for drug development.

  4. Suppression of antioxidant Nrf-2 and downstream pathway in H9c2 cells by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) via ERK phosphorylation.

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    Ko, Shun-Yao; Chang, Shu-Shing; Lin, I-Hsuan; Chen, Hong-I

    2015-11-01

    Diabetic cardiomyopathy is related to oxidative stress and correlated with the presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). In a clinical setting, AGEs can be detected in patients presenting diabetic cardiomyopathy; however, the underlying mechanism has yet to be elucidated. In our previous study, AGEs increase cell hypertrophy via ERK phosphorylation in a process closely related to ROS production. Thus, we propose that AGEs regulate the antioxidant gene nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf-2). In H9c2 cells treated with AGEs, the expression of Nrf-2 was reduced; however, ERK phosphorylation was shown to increase. Treatment with H2O2 was also shown to increase Nrf-2 and ERK phosphorylation. In cells pretreatment with ROS scavenger NAC, the effects of H2O2 were reduced; however, the effects of the AGEs remained largely unchanged. Conversely, when cells were pretreated with PD98059 (ERK inhibitor), the expression of Nrf-2 was recovered following treatment with AGEs. Our results suggest that AGEs inhibit Nrf-2 via the ERK pathway; however, this influence is partly associated with ROS. Our finding further indicated that AGEs possess both ROS-dependent and ROS-independent pathways, resulting in a reduction in Nrf-2. This report reveals an important mechanism underlying the regulation of diabetic cardiomyopathy progression by AGEs.

  5. Tyrosol prevents ischemia/reperfusion-induced cardiac injury in H9c2 cells: involvement of ROS, Hsp70, JNK and ERK, and apoptosis.

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    Sun, Liwei; Fan, Hang; Yang, Lingguang; Shi, Lingling; Liu, Yujun

    2015-02-25

    Ischemia-Reperfusion (I/R) injury causes ROS overproduction, creating oxidative stress, and can trigger myocyte death, resulting in heart failure. Tyrosol is an antioxidant abounded in diets and medicine. Our objective was to investigate the protective effect of tyrosol on I/R-caused mortality in H9c2 cardiomyocytes through its influence on ROS, Hsp70, ERK, JNK, Bcl-2, Bax and caspase-8. A simulated I/R model was used, myocytes loss was examined by MTT, and ROS levels were measured using DCFH-DA. Nuclear condensation and caspase-3 activity were assessed by DAPI staining and fluorometric assay. Phosphorylated ERK and JNK were determined by electrochemiluminescent ELISA, and Hsp70, Bcl-2, Bax and caspase-8 were examined by Western blotting. Results show that tyrosol salvaged myocyte loss, inhibited nuclear condensation and caspase-3 activity dose-dependently, indicating its protection against I/R-caused myocyte loss. Furthermore, tyrosol significantly inhibited ROS accumulation and activation of ERK and JNK, augmenting Hsp70 expression. Besides, tyrosol inhibited I/R-induced apoptosis, associated with retained anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein, and attenuated pro-apoptotic Bax protein, resulting in a preservation of Bcl-2/Bax ratio. Finally, tyrosol notably decreased cleaved caspase-8 levels. In conclusion, cytoprotection of tyrosol in I/R-caused myocyte mortality was involved with the mitigation of ROS, prohibition of the activation of ERK, JNK and caspase-8, and elevation of Hsp70 and Bcl-2/Bax ratio.

  6. Tyrosol Prevents Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Cardiac Injury in H9c2 Cells: Involvement of ROS, Hsp70, JNK and ERK, and Apoptosis

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    Liwei Sun

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Ischemia-Reperfusion (I/R injury causes ROS overproduction, creating oxidative stress, and can trigger myocyte death, resulting in heart failure. Tyrosol is an antioxidant abounded in diets and medicine. Our objective was to investigate the protective effect of tyrosol on I/R-caused mortality in H9c2 cardiomyocytes through its influence on ROS, Hsp70, ERK, JNK, Bcl-2, Bax and caspase-8. A simulated I/R model was used, myocytes loss was examined by MTT, and ROS levels were measured using DCFH-DA. Nuclear condensation and caspase-3 activity were assessed by DAPI staining and fluorometric assay. Phosphorylated ERK and JNK were determined by electrochemiluminescent ELISA, and Hsp70, Bcl-2, Bax and caspase-8 were examined by Western blotting. Results show that tyrosol salvaged myocyte loss, inhibited nuclear condensation and caspase-3 activity dose-dependently, indicating its protection against I/R-caused myocyte loss. Furthermore, tyrosol significantly inhibited ROS accumulation and activation of ERK and JNK, augmenting Hsp70 expression. Besides, tyrosol inhibited I/R-induced apoptosis, associated with retained anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein, and attenuated pro-apoptotic Bax protein, resulting in a preservation of Bcl-2/Bax ratio. Finally, tyrosol notably decreased cleaved caspase-8 levels. In conclusion, cytoprotection of tyrosol in I/R-caused myocyte mortality was involved with the mitigation of ROS, prohibition of the activation of ERK, JNK and caspase-8, and elevation of Hsp70 and Bcl-2/Bax ratio.

  7. Mössbauer spectroscopy research on magnetic softening of Fe84B10C6 amorphous alloy during low-temperature annealing

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    Cao, C. C.; Wang, Y. G.; Xia, G. T.; Zhu, L.; Meng, Y.; Zhai, X. B.

    2017-06-01

    The mechanism of magnetic softening in Fe84B10C6 amorphous alloys annealed at a temperature below the crystallization temperature has been investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy. With the prolongation of annealing time, saturation flux density (B\\text{S}) increases gradually but coercivity (H\\text{C}) firstly declines to a minimum and then increases drastically. All the modulations of local structure strengthen the magnetic exchange between Fe neighbor atoms during low-temperature annealing. The structural relaxation at the early stage of annealing including annihilation of excess free volume and residual stress rotates the easy axis to the ribbon plane and weakens magnetic anisotropy, while the subsequent structural relaxation contributing to chemical inhomogeneity results in the inverse situation. Thus, appropriate annealing can magnetically soften amorphous alloys. For the Fe84B10C6 amorphous alloy, soft magnetic properties are optimized when annealed at 493 K for 100 s.

  8. Mass measurements of singly and highly charged radioactive ions at TITAN: A new Q{sub EC}-value measurement of {sup 10}C

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    Kwiatkowski, Anna A.; Chaudhuri, Ankur; Schultz, Bradley E.; Simon, Martin C. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Chowdhury, Usman [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada); Gallant, Aaron T.; Macdonald, Tegan D.; Dilling, Jens [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

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    Superallowed {beta}-decay strengths or corrected F t values provide some of the most stringent limits for physics beyond the standard three-quark model. For this reason, the Q{sub EC} -value {sup 10}C has been measured and found to be 3468.31(51) keV with the TITAN Penning trap mass spectrometer. The facility is unique in coupling such an online spectrometer to a charge breeder, permitting a mass measurement of another superallowed {beta}-emitter, {sup 74}Rb, in the 8+ charge state. An overview of the TITAN facility and recent highlights are presented alongside the new Q{sub EC} -value determination of {sup 10}C. (copyright 2013 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. Fac-mer equilibria of coordinated iminodiacetate (ida2-) in ternary CuII(ida)(H-1B)- complex formation (B = imidazole, benzimidazole) in aqueous solution

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    Susmita Bandyopadhyay; G N Mukherjee

    2003-08-01

    pH potentiometric and spectrophotometric investigations on the complex formation equilibria of CuII with iminodiacetate (ida2-) and heterocyclic N-bases, viz. imidazole and benzimidazole (B), in aqueous solution in binary and ternary systems using different molar ratios of the reactants indicated the formation of complexes of the types, Cu(ida), Cu(ida)(OH)-, (ida)Cu(OH)Cu(ida)-, Cu(B)2+, Cu(H-1B)+, Cu(ida)(H-1B)-, (ida)Cu(B)Cu(ida) and (ida)Cu(H-1B)Cu(ida)-. Formation constants of the complexes at 25 ± 1° at a fixed ionic strength, = 0.1 mol dm-3 (NaNO3) in aqueous solution were evaluated and the complex formation equilibria were elucidated with the aid of speciation curves. Departure of the experimental values of the reproportionation constants (log Cu) of ternary Cu(ida)(H-1B)- complexes from the statistically expected values, despite their formation in appreciable amounts at equilibrium, were assigned to fac(f)-mer(m) equilibria of the ida2- ligand coordinated to CuII, as the N-heterocyclic donors, (H-1B)-, coordinate trans- to the N-(ida2-) atom in the binary Cu(ida) complex to form the ternary Cu(ida) (H-1B)- complexes.

  10. Pyrazolyl conjugates of bombesin: a new tridentate ligand framework for the stabilization of fac-[M(CO){sub 3}]{sup +} moiety

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    Alves, Susana; Correia, Joao D.G.; Santos, Isabel [Departamento de Quimica, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Veerendra, Bhadrasetty [Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Sieckman, Gary L. [Research Division, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia, MO 65201 (United States); Hoffman, Timothy J. [Research Division, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia, MO 65201 (United States)]|[Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)]|[Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Rold, Tammy L. [Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Figueroa, Said Daibes [Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Retzloff, Lauren [Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); McCrate, Joseph [Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Prasanphanich, Adam [Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Smith, Charles J. [Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)]|[University of Missouri Research Reactor Center, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)]|[Research Division, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia, MO 65201 (United States)]|[Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)]. E-mail: smithcj@health.missouri.edu

    2006-07-15

    We have described the synthesis of tridentate pyrazolyl ligand frameworks for coordination to the fac-[*M(CO){sub 3}]{sup +} metal fragment (*M={sup 186/188}Re or {sup 99m}Tc). These ligands impart a degree of kinetic inertness on the metal center, warranting their study in biological systems. We herein report in vitro/in vivo radiolabeling investigations of a new series of pyrazolyl bombesin (BBN) conjugates radiolabeled via the Isolink kit. These new conjugates are based on the general structure [{sup 99m}Tc-pyrazolyl-X-BBN[7-14]NH{sub 2}], where X={beta}-alanine, serylserylserine or glycylglycylglycine. The pyrazolyl ligand is a tridentate ligand framework that coordinates the metal center through nitrogen donor atoms. The results of these investigations demonstrate the ability of these new conjugates to specifically target the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor subtype 2, which is overexpressed on human prostate PC-3 cancerous tissues. Therefore, these studies suggest the tridentate pyrazolyl ligand framework to be an ideal candidate for the design and development of low-valent {sup 99m}Tc-based diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals based on BBN or other targeting vectors.

  11. White organic light-emitting devices based on fac tris(2-phenylpyridine) iridium sensitized 5,6,11,12-tetraphenylnap-hthacene

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    DING Gui-ying; WANG Jin; JIANG Wen-long; WANG Jing; WANG Li-zhong; CHANG XI

    2008-01-01

    We have fabricated the white organic light-emitting devices (WOLEDs) based on 4,4'-bis(2,2-diphenyl vinyl)-1,1'-biphenyl (DPVBi) and phosphorescence sensitized 5,6,11,12,-tetraphenylnaphthacene (rubrene).The device structure is ITO/2T-NATA (20 nm)/NPBX (20 nm)/CBP:x%Ir(ppy)3:0.5% rubrene (8 nm)/NPBX (5 nm)/DPVBi (30 nm)/Alq(30nm)/LiF(0.5 nm)/Al.In the devices,DPVBi acts as a blue light-emitting layer,the rubrene is sensitized by a phosphorescent material,fac tris (2-phenylpyridine) iridium [Ir(ppy)3],acts as a yellow light-emitting layer,and N,N'-bis-(1-naphthyl)-N,N'-dipheny1-1,1'-biphenyl-4,4'-diamine (NPBX) acts as a hole transporting and exciton blocker layer,respectively.When the concentration of Ir(PPY)3 is 6wt%,the maximum luminance is 24960 cd/m2 at an applied voltage of 15 V,and the maximum luminous efficiency is 5.17 cd/A at an applied voltage of 8 V.

  12. 重组nkx2.5腺病毒抑制过氧化氢诱导的H9c2细胞凋亡%Recombinant adenovirus overexpressing nkx2.5 protects H9c2 cells against H2O2-induced apoptosis

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    李涛; 姜科声; 阮琴; 刘志强

    2012-01-01

    To study the function and potential application of nkx2.5, a critical gene for heart development, we constructed a recombinant adenovirus overexpressing nkx2.5 gene (Ad-Nkx2.5) with the AdEasy system. To evaluate the effect and mechanism of Ad-Nkx2.5 against oxidative injury, the H9c2 myocardial cells were infected with the recombinant adenoviruses Ad-Nkx2.5 or Ad-EGFP, and subsequently exposed to H2O2 to induce apoptosis. The anti-apoptotic potential of Ad-Nkx2.5 was validated by MTT assay for cell viability, Hoechst33342 staining for cellular morphology, and immunoblotting for caspase-3 activity. Ad-Nkx2.5 infection led to an increased survival rate of H9c2 cells and decreased the amount of caspase-3 in an active form. Additionally, overexpression of Nkx2.5 inhibited the release of cytochrome C from the mitochondria into the cytosol. Mechanismic studies showed that Nkx2.5 upregulated bcl-2 gene expression and significantly repressed H2O2-induced expression of bax detected by Real-time PCR. Additionally, H2O2 treatment did not affect the nuclear localization of Nkx2.5. These findings indicate that adenovirus-mediated nkx2.5 gene transfer exerted a protective effect on H9c2 cells against H2O2-induced apoptosis via mitochondrial pathway, and the Nkx2.5-mediated expression modulation of apoptosis-associated genes could be involved in this event.%为研究心脏发育关键基因nkx2.5的功能及应用价值,构建Ad-Nkx2.5重组腺病毒,并检测nkx2.5过表达拮抗氧化应激损伤的效应及机制.采用AdEasy腺病毒表达系统构建Ad-Nkx2.5重组腺病毒,建立H2O2诱导H9c2心肌细胞凋亡模型,分别用Ad-Nkx2.5重组病毒或对照病毒感染细胞,采用Hoechst33342染色观察细胞形态变化、MTT法检测细胞存活率,免疫印迹检测caspase-3活化、细胞色素C的胞浆含量.并通过Real-timePCR检测凋亡相关基因bcl-2和bax表达.结果发现,nkx2.5过表达促进H9c2细胞存活,抑制H2O2诱导的caspase-3活化及线

  13. Histone acetylation is essential for ANG-II-induced IGF-IIR gene expression in H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells and pathologically hypertensive rat heart.

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    Chu, Chun-Hsien; Lo, Jeng-Fan; Hu, Wei-Syun; Lu, Ru-Band; Chang, Mu-Hsin; Tsai, Fuu-Jen; Tsai, Chang-Hai; Weng, Yueh-Shan; Tzang, Bor-Show; Huang, Chih-Yang

    2012-01-01

    The IGF-II/mannose 6-phosphate receptor (IGF-IIR/Man-6-P) up-regulation correlates with heart disease progression and its signaling cascades directly trigger pathological cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis, and cardiomyocytes apoptosis. IGF-IIR gene expression/ suppression is able to prevent myocardial remodeling. However, the regulating mechanisms for the IGF-IIR gene remain unclear. This study performed reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) and methylation-specific PCR (MS-PCR) to detect expression and DNA methylation of CpG islands within the IGF-IIR genomic DNA region. Our finding revealed that the IGF-IIR gene was up-regulated both in H9c2 cells treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), angiotensin II (ANGII) and inomycin, and age-dependently in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) heart. For the DNA methylation study, although there were four CpG islands within IGF-IIR genomic regions, the DNA methylation distribution showed no change either in cells treated with ANGII or in the SHR heart. Using chemical inhibitors to individually block histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity, we found that histone acetylation was essential for ANGII-induced IGF-IIR gene expression using RT-PCR and luciferase assay. The Chromatin immuno-precipitation assay indicated that acetyl-Histone H3 and acetyl-Histone H4 associated with the IGF-IIR promoter increased in the presence of ANGII, otherwise methyl-CpG binding domain protein 2 (MeCP2) is disassociated with this. Taken together, this study demonstrates that histone acetylation plays a critical role in IGF-IIR up-regulation during pathological cardiac diseases and might provide a targeting gene in transcriptional therapies for the failing heart.

  14. Glutamine Reduces the Apoptosis of H9C2 Cells Treated with High-Glucose and Reperfusion through an Oxidation-Related Mechanism.

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    Full Text Available Mitochondrial overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS in diabetic hearts during ischemia/reperfusion injury and the anti-oxidative role of glutamine have been demonstrated. However, in diabetes mellitus the role of glutamine in cardiomyocytes during ischemia/reperfusion injury has not been explored. To examine the effects of glutamine and potential mechanisms, in the present study, rat cardiomyoblast H9C2 cells were exposed to high glucose (33 mM and hypoxia-reoxygenation. Cell viability, apoptosis, intracellular glutamine, and mitochondrial and intracellular glutathione were determined. Moreover, ROS formation, complex I activity, membrane potential and adenosine triphosphate (ATP content were also investigated. The levels of S-glutathionylated complex I and mitochondrial apoptosis-related proteins, including cytochrome c and caspase-3, were analyzed by western blot. Data indicated that high glucose and hypoxia-reoxygenation were associated with a dramatic decline of intercellular glutamine and increase in apoptosis. Glutamine supplementation correlated with a reduction in apoptosis and increase of glutathione and glutathione reduced/oxidized ratio in both cytoplasm and mitochondria, but a reduction of intracellular ROS. Glutamine supplementation was also associated with less S-glutathionylation and increased the activity of complex I, leading to less mitochondrial ROS formation. Furthermore, glutamine supplementation prevented from mitochondrial dysfunction presented as mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP levels and attenuated cytochrome c release into the cytosol and caspase-3 activation. We conclude that apoptosis induced by high glucose and hypoxia-reoxygenation was reduced by glutamine supplementation, via decreased oxidative stress and inactivation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway.

  15. Sardine oil loaded vanillic acid grafted chitosan microparticles, a new functional food ingredient: attenuates myocardial oxidative stress and apoptosis in cardiomyoblast cell lines (H9c2).

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    Vishnu, K V; Ajeesh Kumar, K K; Chatterjee, Niladri S; Lekshmi, R G K; Sreerekha, P R; Mathew, Suseela; Ravishankar, C N

    2017-08-02

    Fish oil has been widely recognized as an excellent dietary source of polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA. However, it can undergo oxidation easily resulting in the formation of toxic off flavor compounds such as hydroperoxides. These compounds adversely affect the nutritional quality and may induce several stress reactions in body. To solve this problem, a new antioxidant bio-material, vanillic acid-grafted chitosan (Va-g-Ch), was synthesized and used as a wall material for microencapsulation of fish oil. The sardine oil loaded Va-g-Ch microparticles could be a potential functional food ingredient considering the numerous health benefits of fish oil, chitosan, and vanillic acid. The current study aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of sardine oil-loaded Va-g-Ch microparticles against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity and the underlying mechanisms. In vitro cytotoxicity evaluation was conducted using H9c2 cardiomyocytes. MTT assay revealed that effective cytoprotective effect was induced by a sample concentration of 12.5 μg/mL. Results of apoptosis by double fluorescent staining with acridine orange/ethidium bromide and caspase-3 evaluation by ELISA substantiated the above findings. Further, flow cytometric determination of membrane potential, relative expression of NF-κB by PCR, and ROS determination using DCFH-DA also confirmed the protective effect of encapsulated sardine oil against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. NF-κB expression was down-regulated nearly by 50% on cells treated with encapsulated sardine oil. Altogether, the results revealed that sardine oil-loaded Va-g-Ch microparticles demonstrated potential cell protection against doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress.

  16. Globular adiponectin, acting via AdipoR1/APPL1, protects H9c2 cells from hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced apoptosis.

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    Full Text Available Cardiomyocyte apoptosis is an important remodeling event contributing to heart failure and adiponectin may mediate cardioprotective effects at least in part via attenuating apoptosis. Here we used hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells to examine the effect of adiponectin and cellular mechanisms of action. We first used TUNEL labeling in combination with laser scanning cytometry to demonstrate that adiponectin prevented H/R-induced DNA fragmentation. The anti-apoptotic effect of adiponectin was also verified via attenuation of H/R-induced phosphatidylserine exposure using annexin V binding. H/R-induced apoptosis via the mitochondrial-mediated intrinsic pathway of apoptosis as assessed by cytochrome c release into cytosol and caspase-3 activation, both of which were attenuated by adiponectin. Mechanistically, we demonstrated that adiponectin enhanced anti-oxidative potential in these cells which led to attenuation of the increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS caused by H/R. To further address the mechanism of adiponctins anti-apoptotic effects we used siRNA to efficiently knockdown adiponectin receptor (AdipoR1 expression and found that this attenuated the protective effects of adiponectin on ROS production and caspase 3 activity. Knockdown of APPL1, an important intracellular binding partner for AdipoR, also significantly reduced the ability of adiponectin to prevent H/R-induced ROS generation and caspase 3 activity. In summary, H/R-induced ROS generation and activation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway was prevented by adiponectin via AdipoR1/APPL1 signaling and increased anti-oxidant potential.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of fac-[M(CO)3(P)(OO)] and cis-trans-[M(CO)2(P)2(OO)] complexes (M = Re, (99m)Tc) with acetylacetone and curcumin as OO donor bidentate ligands.

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    Triantis, Charalampos; Tsotakos, Theodoros; Tsoukalas, Charalampos; Sagnou, Marina; Raptopoulou, Catherine; Terzis, Aris; Psycharis, Vassilis; Pelecanou, Maria; Pirmettis, Ioannis; Papadopoulos, Minas

    2013-11-18

    The synthesis and characterization of neutral mixed ligand complexes fac-[M(CO)3(P)(OO)] and cis-trans-[M(CO)2(P)2(OO)] (M = Re, (99m)Tc), with deprotonated acetylacetone or curcumin as the OO donor bidentate ligands and a phosphine (triphenylphosphine or methyldiphenylphosphine) as the monodentate P ligand, is described. The complexes were synthesized through the corresponding fac-[M(CO)3(H2O)(OO)] (M = Re, (99m)Tc) intermediate aqua complex. In the presence of phosphine, replacement of the H2O molecule of the intermediate complex at room temperature generates the neutral tricarbonyl monophosphine fac-[Re(CO)3(P)(OO)] complex, while under reflux conditions further replacement of the trans to the phosphine carbonyl generates the new stable dicarbonyl bisphosphine complex cis-trans-[Re(CO)2(P)2(OO)]. The Re complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic methods, and X-ray crystallography showing a distorted octahedral geometry around Re. Both the monophosphine and the bisphosphine complexes of curcumin show selective binding to β-amyloid plaques of Alzheimer's disease. At the (99m)Tc tracer level, the same type of complexes, fac-[(99m)Tc(CO)3(P)(OO)] and cis-trans-[(99m)Tc(CO)2(P)2(OO)], are formed introducing new donor combinations for (99m)Tc(I). Overall, β-diketonate and phosphine constitute a versatile ligand combination for Re(I) and (99m)Tc(I), and the successful employment of the multipotent curcumin as β-diketone provides a solid example of the pharmacological potential of this system.

  18. Protective Effect of Salvianolic Acid B on H9c2 Cells Injury Induced by H2O2 and Its Possible Target-related Proteins%丹酚酸B对H2O2引起H9c2细胞氧化损伤的保护作用及可能靶点蛋白寻找

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    景春杰; 陈晓辉; 毕开顺; 刘璇; 果德安

    2010-01-01

    观察丹酚酸B对H2O2引起H9c2细胞氧化损伤的影响,在分子水平上探讨丹酚酸B对H2O2诱导氧化损伤保护作用的可能机制.用H2O2刺激H9c2建市体外心肌细胞氧化损伤模型,MTT测定心肌细胞的存活率,Hochest33342染色观察细胞凋亡,并用蛋白质组学技术寻找丹酚酸B在心肌细胞中的可能蛋白质靶点.丹酚酸B可以提高心肌细胞在H2O2处理下的存活率,减少H2O2导致的细胞凋亡,丹酚酸B预处理组与单用H2O2组相比有8个差异表达蛋白,其中Heat shock 27 kua protein蛋白下调,cytochrome C oxidase、myo-sin light polypeptide 6、myosin、myosin regulatory light chain 2、myosin regulatory light chain 9、tropomyosin和secreted acidic cysteine rich glycoprotein蛋白上调,差异表达的蛋白可能在丹酚酸B的保护机制中发挥重要作用.

  19. Evaluation of LINE-1 mobility in neuroblastoma cells by in vitro retrotransposition reporter assay: FACS analysis can detect only the tip of the iceberg of the inserted L1 elements

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    Del Re, Brunella, E-mail: brunella.delre@unibo.it [Department of Evolutionary Experimental Biology, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Inter-departmental Center ' L. Galvani' , via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Marcantonio, Pamela [Department of Evolutionary Experimental Biology, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Capri, Miriam [Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna, via S. Giacomo 8, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Inter-departmental Center ' L. Galvani' , via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Giorgi, Gianfranco [Department of Evolutionary Experimental Biology, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Inter-departmental Center ' L. Galvani' , via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

    2010-12-10

    Long Interspersed Nuclear Elements (L1) are retroelements generally repressed in most differentiated somatic cells. Their activity has been observed in some undifferentiated and tumour cells and could be involved in tumour onset and progression. Growing evidences show that the L1 activation can occur in neuronal precursor cells during differentiation process. Neuroblastoma is a tumour originating from neuronal precursor cells, and, although the molecular basis of its progression is still poorly understood, the implication of L1 activation has not yet been investigated. In this study L1 mobility in neuroblastoma BE(2)C cells was assessed using the in vitro retrotransposition assay consisting in an episomal EGFP-tagged L1{sub RP} element, whose mobility can be evaluated by cytofluorimetric analysis (FACS) of EGFP expression. FACS results have shown a low retrotransposition activity. To detect L1{sub RP} integrated in transcriptionally repressed genomic sites, both a cell treatment with a stimulator of reporter gene promoter, and a quantitative Real-Time PCR analysis were performed. A retrotransposition activity ten and one thousand times that of FACS was found, respectively. These results point out that the real rate of L1 retrotransposition events in tumour cells might be considerably higher than that reported so far by evaluating only the reporter gene expression.

  20. Evaluation of LINE-1 mobility in neuroblastoma cells by in vitro retrotransposition reporter assay: FACS analysis can detect only the tip of the iceberg of the inserted L1 elements.

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    Del Re, Brunella; Marcantonio, Pamela; Capri, Miriam; Giorgi, Gianfranco

    2010-12-10

    Long Interspersed Nuclear Elements (L1) are retroelements generally repressed in most differentiated somatic cells. Their activity has been observed in some undifferentiated and tumour cells and could be involved in tumour onset and progression. Growing evidences show that the L1 activation can occur in neuronal precursor cells during differentiation process. Neuroblastoma is a tumour originating from neuronal precursor cells, and, although the molecular basis of its progression is still poorly understood, the implication of L1 activation has not yet been investigated. In this study L1 mobility in neuroblastoma BE(2)C cells was assessed using the in vitro retrotransposition assay consisting in an episomal EGFP-tagged L1(RP) element, whose mobility can be evaluated by cytofluorimetric analysis (FACS) of EGFP expression. FACS results have shown a low retrotransposition activity. To detect L1(RP) integrated in transcriptionally repressed genomic sites, both a cell treatment with a stimulator of reporter gene promoter, and a quantitative Real-Time PCR analysis were performed. A retrotransposition activity ten and one thousand times that of FACS was found, respectively. These results point out that the real rate of L1 retrotransposition events in tumour cells might be considerably higher than that reported so far by evaluating only the reporter gene expression.

  1. Comparative kinetics of damage to the plasma and mitochondrial membranes by intra-cellularly synthesized and externally-provided photosensitizers using multi-color FACS.

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    Haupt, Sara; Malik, Zvi; Ehrenberg, Benjamin

    2014-01-01

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer involves inflicting lethal damage to the cells of malignant tumors, primarily by singlet oxygen that is generated following light-absorption in a photosensitizer molecule. Dysfunction of cells is manifested in many ways, including peroxidation of cellular components, membrane rupture, depolarization of electric potentials, termination of mitochondrial activity, onset of apoptosis and necrosis and eventually cell lysis. These events do not necessarily occur in linear fashion and different types of damage to cell components occur, most probably, in parallel. In this report we measured the relative rates of damage to two cellular membranes: the plasma membrane and the mitochondrial membrane. We employed photosensitizers of diverse hydrophobicities and used different incubation procedures, which lead to their different intra-cellular localizations. We monitored the damage that was inflicted on these membranes, by employing optical probes of membrane integrity, in a multi-color FACS experiment. The potentiometric indicator JC-1 monitored the electric cross-membrane potential of the mitochondria and the fluorometric indicator Draq7 monitored the rupture of the plasma membrane. We show that the electric depolarization of the mitochondrial membrane and the damage to the enveloping plasma membrane proceed with different kinetics that reflect the molecular character and intracellular location of the sensitizer: PpIX that is synthesized in the cells from ALA causes rapid mitochondrial damage and very slow damage to the plasma membrane, while externally added PpIX has an opposite effect. The hydrophilic sensitizer HypS4 can be taken up by the cells by different incubation conditions, and these affect its intracellular location, and as a consequence either the plasma membrane or the mitochondria is damaged first. A similar correlation was found for additional extracellularly-provided photosensitizers HP and PpIX.

  2. π-Conjugation in Gd13Fe10C13 and its oxycarbide: unexpected connections between complex carbides and simple organic molecules.

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    Hadler, Amelia B; Yannello, Vincent J; Bi, Wenli; Alp, E Ercan; Fredrickson, Daniel C

    2014-08-27

    Carbometalates are a diverse family of solid state structures formed from transition metal (TM)-carbon polyanionic frameworks whose charges are balanced by rare earth (RE) cations. Remarkable structural features, such as transition metal clusters, are often encountered in these phases, and a pressing challenge is to explain how such features emerge from the competing interaction types (RE-TM, TM-TM, TM-C, etc.) in these systems. In this Article, we describe a joint experimental and theoretical investigation of two compounds, Gd13Fe10C13 and its oxycarbide Gd13Fe10C(13-x)O(x) (x ≈ 1), which add a new dimension to the structural chemistry of carbometalates: π-conjugation through both TM-C and TM-TM multiple bonds. The crystal structures of both compounds are built from layers of Fe-centered Gd prisms stacked along c and surrounded by an Fe-C network, and differ chiefly in the stacking sequence of these layers. The phases' identical local structures have two types of Fe environment: trigonal planar FeC3 sites and H-shaped Fe2C4 sites, with unusually short Fe-Fe and Fe-C bonds. (57)Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy and DFT-calibrated Hückel calculations on Gd13Fe10C13 build a picture of covalent Fe-C σ bonds and conjugated π systems for which Lewis structures can be drawn. Using the reversed approximation Molecular Orbital approach, we can draw isolobal analogies between the Fe centers of this compound and molecular TM complexes: 18-electron configurations could be achieved through σ and π bonds with 18 electrons/Fe for the FeC3 site and 18-n (n = 2 for an Fe═Fe double bond) electrons/Fe for the Fe2C4 site. In this way, the vision of a unified bonding scheme of carbometalates and organometallics proffered by earlier studies is realized in a visual manner, directly from the 1-electron wave functions of the Hückel model. The bonding analysis predicts that Gd13Fe10C13 is one electron/formula unit short of an ideal electron count, explaining the tendency of the system

  3. The Caenorhabditis elegans K10C2.4 gene encodes a member of the fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase family: a Caenorhabditis elegans model of type I tyrosinemia.

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    Fisher, Alfred L; Page, Kathryn E; Lithgow, Gordon J; Nash, Lindsey

    2008-04-01

    In eukaryotes and many bacteria, tyrosine is degraded to produce energy via a five-step tyrosine degradation pathway. Mutations affecting the tyrosine degradation pathway are also of medical importance as mutations affecting enzymes in the pathway are responsible for type I, type II, and type III tyrosinemia. The most severe of these is type I tyrosinemia, which is caused by mutations affecting the last enzyme in the pathway, fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH). So far, tyrosine degradation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has not been studied; however, genes predicted to encode enzymes in this pathway have been identified in several microarray, proteomic, and RNA interference (RNAi) screens as perhaps being involved in aging and the control of protein folding. We sought to identify and characterize the genes in the worm tyrosine degradation pathway as an initial step in understanding these findings. Here we describe the characterization of the K10C2.4, which encodes a homolog of FAH. RNAi directed against K10C2.4 produces a lethal phenotype consisting of death in young adulthood, extensive damage to the intestine, impaired fertility, and activation of oxidative stress and endoplasmic stress response pathways. This phenotype is due to alterations in tyrosine metabolism as increases in dietary tyrosine enhance it, and inhibition of upstream enzymes in tyrosine degradation with RNAi or genetic mutations reduces the phenotype. We also use our model to identify genes that suppress the damage produced by K10C2.4 RNAi in a pilot genetic screen. Our results establish worms as a model for the study of type I tyrosinemia.

  4. A single dose of c9,t11 or t10,c12 conjugated linoleic acid isomers perturbs vitamin A metabolism in mice.

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    Giordano, Elena; Banni, Sebastiano; Quadro, Loredana

    2011-11-01

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that has numerous biologic activities. Previous studies in rodents demonstrated that chronic intake of CLA t10,c12 or CLA c9,t11 isomers perturbs the metabolism of retinoids (vitamin A and its derivatives). Specifically, although both isomers increased liver retinoid levels, only CLA t10,c12 also stimulated hepatic retinol secretion into the bloodstream. Given that retinoid homeostasis in mammalian serum and tissues is crucial to maintain health, it is important to gain more insights into the mode of action of this nutrient-nutrient interaction. Here we hypothesized that an acute administration of either CLA isomer may also influence vitamin A metabolism. By gavaging wild-type and retinol-binding protein knockout mice with an oral bolus of radiolabeled retinol containing 1 of these 2 isomers, we showed that both CLA t10,c12 and CLA c9,t11 rapidly enhance hepatic uptake of dietary vitamin A and its resecretion from the liver in the form of retinol bound to retinol-binding protein. Indeed, in mice lacking this protein, the sole specific carrier for retinol in the circulation, this latter effect was blunted. In addition, by using a pharmacologic inhibitor of the clearance of chylomicrons, which distribute recently ingested vitamin A and lipids throughout the body, we provided evidence that CLA intake might rapidly enhance intestinal absorption of dietary vitamin A. These data demonstrate the existence of multiple levels of interaction between dietary CLA and retinoid metabolism and warrant further studies to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects and their implications for human health.

  5. t10c12 conjugated linoleic acid suppresses HER2 protein and enhances apoptosis in SKBr3 breast cancer cells: possible role of COX2.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: HER2-targeted therapy with the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin has improved disease-free survival for women diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancers; however, treatment resistance and disease progression are not uncommon. Current data suggest that resistance to treatment in HER2 cancers may be a consequence of NF-kappaB overexpression and increased COX2-derived prostaglandin E2 (PGE(2. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA has been shown to have anti-tumor properties and to inhibit NF-kappaB activity and COX2. METHODS: In this study, HER2-overexpressing SKBr3 breast cancer cells were treated with t10c12 CLA. Protein expression of the HER2 receptor, nuclear NF-kappaB p65, and total and phosphorylated IkappaB were examined by western blot and immunofluorescence. PGE(2 levels were determined by ELISA. Proliferation was measured by metabolism of 3-(4, 5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT, and apoptosis was measured by FITC-conjugated Annexin V staining and flow cytometry. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: We observed a significant decrease in HER2 protein expression on western blot following treatment with 40 and 80 microM t10c12 CLA (p<0.01 and 0.001, respectively and loss of HER2 protein in cells using immunoflourescence that was most pronounced at 80 microM. Protein levels of nuclear NF-kappaB p65 were also significantly reduced at the 80 microM dose. This was accompanied by a significant decrease in PGE(2 levels (p = 0.05. Pretreatment with t10c12 CLA significantly enhanced TNFalpha-induced apoptosis and the anti-proliferative action of trastuzumab (p = 0.05 and 0.001, respectively. These data add to previous reports of an anti-tumor effect of t10c12 CLA and suggest an effect on the HER2 oncogene that may be through CLA mediated downregulation of COX2-derived PGE(2.

  6. Expression, Purification and Characterization of GMZ2'.10C, a Complex Disulphide-Bonded Fusion Protein Vaccine Candidate against the Asexual and Sexual Life-Stages of the Malaria-Causing Plasmodium falciparum Parasite

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    Mistarz, Ulrik H; Singh, Susheel K; Nguyen, Tam T T N

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: Production and characterization of a chimeric fusion protein (GMZ2'.10C) which combines epitopes of key malaria parasite antigens: glutamate-rich protein (GLURP), merozoite surface protein 3 (MSP3), and the highly disulphide bonded Pfs48/45 (10C). GMZ2'.10C is a potential candidate...... for a multi-stage malaria vaccine that targets both transmission and asexual life-cycle stages of the parasite. METHODS: GMZ2'.10C was produced in Lactococcus lactis and purified using either an immunoaffinity purification (IP) or a conventional purification (CP) method. Protein purity and stability...

  7. c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX对MCF-7细胞的体内外抗肿瘤作用%The anti-tumor efficacy of c9, t11-CLA-PTX and t10, c12-CLA-PTX on MCF-7 breast cancer cells: in vitro and in vivo

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    杨科; 李星火; 李丹; 柯曦宇; 张烜; 张强

    2014-01-01

    在前期研究中,CLA-mixture-PTX展现出了对黑色素瘤与脑胶质瘤一定的抗肿瘤作用.本研究旨在探索c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX对人源乳腺癌MCF-7细胞的体内外抗肿瘤作用.研究中考察了c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX的体外细胞摄取、细胞毒、细胞凋亡,以及细胞周期作用.用荷瘤BALB/c裸鼠研究了c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX的体内抗肿瘤作用.体外细胞毒研究结果表明:t10,c12-CLA-PTX的IC50为(0.17±0.02) μM,显著优于CLA-mixture-PTX(1.08±0.15) μM (P<0.01),后者显著优于c9,t11-CLA-PTX (6.50±1.20)μM (P<0.01).与空白对照组相比,c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX均可使细胞总凋亡比例增加(P<0.01);和CLA-mixture-PTX组相比,t10,c 12-CLA-PTX可使细胞总凋亡比例增加(P<0.01),c9,t11-CLA-PTX则使细胞总凋亡比例降低(P<0.01).与空白对照组相比,c9,t11-CLA-PTX与t10,c12-CLA-PTX均将细胞周期阻滞于S期与G2-M,与CLA-mixture-PTX相同.t10,c12-CLA-PTX的细胞摄取量显著高于CLA-mixture-PTX (P<0.01),后者的细胞摄取量显著高于c9,t11-CLA-PTX (P<0.01).体内抗肿瘤药效研究结果显示,t10,c12-CLA-PTX的抗肿瘤活性显著高于空白对照组和CLA-mixture-PTX组(P<0.01),而c9,t11-CLA-PTX的抗肿瘤活性仅高于空白对照组(P<0.01).上述结果表明,t10,c12-CLA-PTX对MCF-7细胞有显著体内外抗肿瘤作用,可以作为CLA-mixture-PTX的替代药物进行后续研究.

  8. Low Dose Radiation Response Curves, Networks and Pathways in Human Lymphoblastoid Cells Exposed from 1 to 10 cGy of Acute Gamma Radiation

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    Wyrobek, A. J.; Manohar, C. F.; Nelson, D. O.; Furtado, M. R.; Bhattacharya, M. S.; Marchetti, F.; Coleman, M.A.

    2011-04-18

    We investigated the low dose dependency of the transcriptional response of human cells to characterize the shape and biological functions associated with the dose response curve and to identify common and conserved functions of low dose expressed genes across cells and tissues. Human lymphoblastoid (HL) cells from two unrelated individuals were exposed to graded doses of radiation spanning the range of 1-10 cGy were analyzed by transcriptome profiling, qPCR and bioinformatics, in comparison to sham irradiated samples. A set of {approx}80 genes showed consistent responses in both cell lines; these genes were associated with homeostasis mechanisms (e.g., membrane signaling, molecule transport), subcellular locations (e.g., Golgi, and endoplasmic reticulum), and involved diverse signal transduction pathways. The majority of radiation-modulated genes had plateau-like responses across 1-10 cGy, some with suggestive evidence that transcription was modulated at doses below 1 cGy. MYC, FOS and TP53 were the major network nodes of the low-dose response in HL cells. Comparison our low dose expression findings in HL cells with those of prior studies in mouse brain after whole body exposure, in human keratinocyte cultures, and in endothelial cells cultures, indicates that certain components of the low dose radiation response are broadly conserved across cell types and tissues, independent of proliferation status.

  9. Photofragmentation of the closo-carboranes part II: VUV assisted dehydrogenation in the closo-carboranes and semiconducting B10C2H(x) films.

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    Rühl, Eckart; Riehs, Norman F; Behera, Swayambhu; Wilks, Justin; Liu, Jing; Jochims, H-W; Caruso, Anthony N; Boag, Neil M; Kelber, Jeffry A; Dowben, Peter A

    2010-07-15

    The dehydrogenation of semiconducting boron carbide (B(10)C(2)H(x)) films as well as the three closo-carborane isomers of dicarbadodecaborane (C(2)B(10)H(12)) and two isomers of the corresponding closo-phosphacarborane (PCB(10)H(11)) all appear to be very similar. Photoionization mass spectrometry studies at near-threshold gas phase photoionization indicate that the preferred pathway for dissociation of the parent cation species (C(2)B(10)H(10)(+) or PCB(10)H(9)(+)) is, in all cases, the loss of H(2). Ab initio density functional theory (DFT) calculations indicate that energetically preferred sites for exopolyhedral hydrogen (B-H) bond dissociation are in all cases at B atoms opposite the C atoms in the parent cage molecule. The site of photodissociation of hydrogen from semiconducting boron carbide (B(10)C(2)H(x)) films, fabricated by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, is a cage boron atom that can bond to nitrogen upon exposure to VUV light in the presence of NH(3). Shifts in core level binding energies due to nitrogen bond formation indicate that B-N bond formation occurs only at B atoms bound to other boron atoms (B-B sites) and not at B-C sites or at C sites, in agreement with gas phase results.

  10. Effects of Mo addition on thermal stability and magnetic properties of a ferromagnetic Fe75P10C10B5 metallic glass

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    Zhang, Wei; Jia, Xingjie; Li, Yanhui; Fang, Canfeng

    2014-05-01

    The effects of Mo content on the thermal stability, glass-forming ability (GFA), magnetic and mechanical properties of Fe75-xMoxP10C10B5 (x = 0-10) metallic glasses were investigated. The stabilization of supercooled liquid and GFA were significantly enhanced by addition of Mo. Although the saturation magnetization (Is) of the alloys reduced with increasing Mo content, the coercive force (Hc) decreased. The metallic glasses with x = 2.5-7.5 exhibit low glass transition temperature of 733-749 K, large supercooled liquid region of 61-96 K, and high GFA with critical fully glassy sample diameters of 1.5-3.0 mm. They also possess rather high Is of 0.81-1.11 T, low Hc of 2.07-4.87 A/m, high Vicker's hardness of 860-992, high compressive yield strength of over 3000 MPa with a distinct plastic strain.

  11. Chromosomal mapping of 18S-28S rRNA genes and 10 cDNA clones of human chromosome 1 in the musk shrew (Suncus murinus).

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    Kuroiwa, A; Matsubara, K; Nagase, T; Nomura, N; Seong, J K; Ishikawa, A; Anunciado, R V; Tanaka, K; Yamagata, T; Masangkay, J S; Dang, V B; Namikawa, T; Matsuda, Y

    2001-01-01

    The direct R-banding fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method was used to map 18S-28S ribosomal RNA genes and 10 human cDNA clones on the chromosomes of the musk shrew (Suncus murinus). The chromosomal locations of 18S-28S ribosomal RNA genes were examined in the five laboratory lines and wild animals captured in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the genes were found on chromosomes 5, 6, 9, and 13 with geographic variation. The comparative mapping of 10 cDNA clones of human chromosome 1 demonstrated that human chromosome 1 consisted of at least three segments homologous to Suncus chromosomes (chromosomes 7, 10, and 14). This approach with the direct R-banding FISH method is useful for constructing comparative maps between human and insectivore species and for explicating the process of chromosomal rearrangements during the evolution of mammals.

  12. Fatty acid composition of porcine cumulus oocyte complexes (COC) during maturation: effect of the lipid modulators trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12 CLA) and forskolin.

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    Prates, E G; Alves, S P; Marques, C C; Baptista, M C; Horta, A E M; Bessa, R J B; Pereira, R M

    2013-05-01

    The effect of maturation and of two lipid modulators supplementation along in vitro maturation (IVM) on fatty acid (FA) and dimethylacetal (DMA) composition of porcine cumulus oocyte complexes (COC) were studied. Abattoir-derived immature COC were analyzed for FA and DMA or submitted to IVM as follows: control group; t10,c12 CLA group, t10,c12 CLA supplementation for 44 h; Forskolin group, forskolin supplementation during the initial 2 h; t10,c12 CLA + forskolin group, t10,c12 CLA for 44 h and forskolin for just 2h. Each experimental group had five replicates. FA analysis of oocytes, cumulus cells (CC), follicular fluid, and culture media were performed by gas-liquid chromatography. Oocytes and their CC had different FA composition. Oocytes were richer in saturated FA (SFA) preferentially maintaining their FA profile during maturation. Mature CC had the highest polyunsaturated FA (PUFA) content. Five individual and total SFA, and monounsaturated FA (MUFA), notably oleic acid (c9-18:1), percentages were lower (P ≤ 0.023) in mature than in immature CC. t10,c12 CLA was accumulated by COC from t10,c12 CLA and t10,c12 CLA + forskolin groups, mostly in CC where MUFA and an eicosatrienoic isomer decreased (P ≤ 0.043). Nevertheless, PUFA or FA and DMA total content were not affected. Arachidonic acid was reduced in t10,c12 CLA + forskolin CC and hexadecanal-DMA-16:0 in t10,c12 CLA CC. Forskolin alone increased (P ≤ 0.043) c9-18:1 in oocytes. In conclusion, maturation process clearly changed porcine COC FA and DMA profiles, mostly of CC, also more susceptible to modifications induced by t10,c12 CLA. This possibility of manipulating COC lipid composition during IVM could be used to improve oocyte quality/cryopreservation efficiency.

  13. 5-AIQ inhibits H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced apoptosis through reactive oxygen species scavenging and Akt/GSK-3β signaling pathway in H9c2 cardiomyocytes

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    Park, Eun-Seok; Kang, Jun Chul; Kang, Do-Hyun; Jang, Yong Chang [Department of Applied Biochemistry, Konkuk University, Chungju, Chungbuk, 380-701 (Korea, Republic of); Yi, Kyu Yang [Bio-Organic Science Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Daejeon, Chungnam, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Hun-Jong [Industrial Medicine Department, Chungju Hospital, Konkuk Medical School, Konkuk University, Chungju, Chungbuk, 380-701 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jong Seok [Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Taegu Health College, Taegu 702-722 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Bokyung [Department of Physiology, Konkuk Medical School, Konkuk University, Chungju, Chungbuk, 380-701 (Korea, Republic of); Feng, Zhong-Ping [Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 1A8 (Canada); Shin, Hwa-Sup, E-mail: hsshin@kku.ac.kr [Department of Applied Biochemistry, Konkuk University, Chungju, Chungbuk, 380-701 (Korea, Republic of)

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    Poly(adenosine 5′-diphosphate ribose) polymerase (PARP) is a nuclear enzyme activated by DNA strand breaks and plays an important role in the tissue injury associated with ischemia and reperfusion. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of 5-aminoisoquinolinone (5-AIQ), a PARP inhibitor, against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. 5-AIQ pretreatment significantly protected against H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced cell death, as determined by the XTT assay, cell counting, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling assay, and Western blot analysis of apoptosis-related proteins such as caspase-3, Bax, and Bcl-2. Upregulation of antioxidant enzymes such as manganese superoxide dismutase and catalase accompanied the protective effect of 5-AIQ on H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced cell death. Our data also showed that 5-AIQ pretreatment protected H9c2 cells from H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced apoptosis by triggering activation of Akt and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β), and that the protective effect of 5-AIQ was diminished by the PI3K inhibitor LY294002 at a concentration that effectively abolished 5-AIQ-induced Akt and GSK-3β activation. In addition, inhibiting the Akt/GSK-3β pathway by LY294002 significantly attenuated the 5-AIQ-mediated decrease in cleaved caspase-3 and Bax activation and H9c2 cell apoptosis induction. Taken together, these results demonstrate that 5-AIQ prevents H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells by reducing intracellular reactive oxygen species production, regulating apoptosis-related proteins, and activating the Akt/GSK-3β pathway. - Highlights: ► 5-AIQ, a PARP inhibitor, decreased H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced H9c2 cell death and apoptosis. ► 5-AIQ upregulated antioxidant Mn-SOD and catalase, while decreasing ROS production. ► 5-AIQ decreased H{sub 2}O{sub 2}-induced increase in cleaved caspase-3 and Bax and decrease in Bcl2. ► 5-AIQ activated Akt and GSK-3

  14. Photochemistry in a 3D metal-organic framework (MOF): monitoring intermediates and reactivity of the fac-to-mer photoisomerization of Re(diimine)(CO)3Cl incorporated in a MOF.

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    Easun, Timothy L; Jia, Junhua; Calladine, James A; Blackmore, Danielle L; Stapleton, Christopher S; Vuong, Khuong Q; Champness, Neil R; George, Michael W

    2014-03-03

    The mechanism and intermediates in the UV-light-initiated ligand rearrangement of fac-Re(diimine)(CO)3Cl to form the mer isomer, when incorporated into a 3D metal-organic framework (MOF), have been investigated. The structure hosting the rhenium diimine complex is a 3D network with the formula {Mn(DMF)2[LRe(CO)3Cl]}∞ (ReMn; DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide), where the diimine ligand L, 2,2'-bipyridine-5,5'-dicarboxylate, acts as a strut of the MOF. The incorporation of ReMn into a KBr disk allows spatial distribution of the mer-isomer photoproduct in the disk to be mapped and spectroscopically characterized by both Fourier transform infrared and Raman microscopy. Photoisomerization has been monitored by IR spectroscopy and proceeds via dissociation of a CO to form more than one dicarbonyl intermediate. The dicarbonyl species are stable in the solid state at 200 K. The photodissociated CO ligand appears to be trapped within the crystal lattice and, upon warming above 200 K, readily recombines with the dicarbonyl intermediates to form both the fac-Re(diimine)(CO)3Cl starting material and the mer-Re(diimine)(CO)3Cl photoproduct. Experiments over a range of temperatures (265-285 K) allow estimates of the activation enthalpy of recombination for each process of ca. 16 (±6) kJ mol(-1) (mer formation) and 23 (±4) kJ mol(-1) (fac formation) within the MOF. We have compared the photochemistry of the ReMn MOF with a related alkane-soluble Re(dnb)(CO)3Cl complex (dnb = 4,4'-dinonyl-2,2'-bipyridine). Time-resolved IR measurements clearly show that, in an alkane solution, the photoinduced dicarbonyl species again recombines with CO to both re-form the fac-isomer starting material and form the mer-isomer photoproduct. Density functional theory calculations of the possible dicarbonyl species aids the assignment of the experimental data in that the ν(CO) IR bands of the CO loss intermediate are, as expected, shifted to lower energy when the metal is bound to DMF rather than to an

  15. N-acetylcysteine protects H9c2 cells against injuries induced by methyl-glyoxal%N-乙酰半胱氨酸对抗丙酮醛引起的心肌细胞损伤

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    董小变; 吴娟; 庄晓东; 黄泽娜; 胡洵; 廖新学

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察N-乙酰半胱氨酸(N-acetylcysteine, NAC)对抗丙酮醛诱导的H9c2心肌细胞损伤及相关机制。方法:实验分为正常对照组、丙酮醛损伤组(不同浓度丙酮醛处理)、NAC+丙酮醛组( NAC与丙酮醛共处理)、SP600125预处理+丙酮醛组、NAC组和SP600125组。 H9c2心肌细胞常规消化种板,经相应处理24 h后:应用CCK-8法检测心肌细胞的存活率;Western blot法检测H9c2心肌细胞内磷酸化和总的c-Jun氨基端激酶(p-JNK、t-JNK)表达水平;双氯荧光素(DCFH-DA)染色法检测心肌细胞内活性氧(ROS)水平;罗丹明123(Rh123)染色法检测细胞线粒体膜电位( MMP);Hoechst 33258染色法观察H9c2心肌细胞凋亡形态学变化。结果:与对照组相比,不同浓度的丙酮醛均能够降低H9c2心肌细胞存活率,且呈剂量依赖性(P<0.01), NAC在一定浓度范围内(500~1500μmol/L)可对抗丙酮醛引起心肌细胞损伤(P<0.01),抑制丙酮醛引起细胞内ROS水平升高,对抗丙酮醛引起细胞内MMP降低,抑制丙酮醛诱导细胞内JNK蛋白的磷酸化(P<0.01)。与NAC的细胞保护作用类似,选择性JNK抑制剂SP600125也可抑制丙酮醛诱导的细胞损伤,包括减轻氧化应激、改善线粒体膜电位及抑制细胞凋亡。结论:N-乙酰半胱氨酸能够保护H9 c2心肌细胞对抗丙酮醛引起的损伤,其机制可能与其降低细胞内ROS水平、改善MMP、抑制JNK磷酸化和抗凋亡有关。%AIM:To investigate the protective effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on H9c2 cells from injuries induced by methylglyoxal (MG) and the potential mechanism.METHODS:H9c2 cells were divided into control group, MG treatment group, NAC +MG treatment group, SP600125 pretreatment +MG group, NAC group and SP600125 group.The viability of the H9c2 cells was measured by CCK-8 assay.The protein levels of p-JNK and t-JNK were tested by Western blot

  16. Global emission estimates and radiative impact of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Global emission estimates based on new atmospheric observations are presented for the acylic high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs: decafluorobutane (C4F10, dodecafluoropentane (C5F12, tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14, hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16 and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18. Emissions are estimated using a 3-dimensional chemical transport model and an inverse method that includes a growth constraint on emissions. The observations used in the inversion are based on newly measured archived air samples that cover a 39-yr period, from 1973 to 2011, and include 36 Northern Hemispheric and 46 Southern Hemispheric samples (Ivy et al., 2012. The derived emission estimates show that global emission rates were largest in the 1980s and 1990s for C4F10 and C5F12, and in the 1990s for C6F14,C7F16 and C8F18. After a subsequent decline, emissions have remained relatively stable, within 20%, for the last 5 yr. Bottom-up emission estimates are available from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2 (EDGARv4.2 for C4F10, C5F12, C6F14 and C7F16, and inventories of C4F10, C5F12 andC6F14 are reported to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC by Annex 1 countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The atmospheric measurement based emission estimates are 20 times larger than EDGARv4.2 for C4F10 and over three orders of magnitude for C5F12. The derived emission estimates for C6F14 largely agree with the bottom-up estimates from EDGARv4.2. Moreover, the C7F16 emission estimates are comparable to those of EDGARv4.2 at their peak in the 1990s, albeit significant underestimation for the other time periods. There are no bottom-up emission estimates for C8F18, thus the emission rates reported here are the first for C8F18. The reported inventories for C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 to UNFCCC are five to ten times lower than those estimated in this study. In addition, we present measured infrared absorption spectra for C

  17. Global emission estimates and radiative impact of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    Ivy, D. J.; Rigby, M.; Baasandorj, M.; Burkholder, J. B.; Prinn, R. G.

    2012-08-01

    Global emission estimates based on new atmospheric observations are presented for the acylic high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): decafluorobutane (C4F10), dodecafluoropentane (C5F12), tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14), hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16) and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18). Emissions are estimated using a 3-dimensional chemical transport model and an inverse method that includes a growth constraint on emissions. The observations used in the inversion are based on newly measured archived air samples that cover a 39-yr period, from 1973 to 2011, and include 36 Northern Hemispheric and 46 Southern Hemispheric samples. The derived emission estimates show that global emission rates were largest in the 1980s and 1990s for C4F10 and C5F12, and in the 1990s for C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18. After a subsequent decline, emissions have remained relatively stable, within 20%, for the last 5 yr. Bottom-up emission estimates are available from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2 (EDGARv4.2) for C4F10, C5F12, C6F14 and C7F16, and inventories of C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 are reported to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Annex 1 countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The atmospheric measurement-based emission estimates are 20 times larger than EDGARv4.2 for C4F10 and over three orders of magnitude larger for C5F12 (with 2008 EDGARv4.2 estimates for C5F12 at 9.6 kg yr-1, as compared to 67±53 t yr-1 as derived in this study). The derived emission estimates for C6F14 largely agree with the bottom-up estimates from EDGARv4.2. Moreover, the C7F16 emission estimates are comparable to those of EDGARv4.2 at their peak in the 1990s, albeit significant underestimation for the other time periods. There are no bottom-up emission estimates for C8F18, thus the emission rates reported here are the first for C8F18. The reported inventories for C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 to UNFCCC are five to ten times lower than those

  18. Berberine treatment prevents cardiac dysfunction and remodeling through activation of 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase in type 2 diabetic rats and in palmitate-induced hypertrophic H9c2 cells.

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    Chang, Wenguang; Zhang, Ming; Meng, Zhaojie; Yu, Yang; Yao, Fan; Hatch, Grant M; Chen, Li

    2015-12-15

    Diabetic cardiomyopathy is the major cause of death in type 2 diabetic patients. Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid extract from traditional chinese herbs and its hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects make it a promising drug for treatment of type 2 diabetes. We examined if berberine improved cardiac function and attenuated cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in high fat diet and streptozotocin induced-type 2 diabetic rats in vivo and reduced expression of hypertrophy markers in palmitate-induced hypertrophic H9c2 cells in vitro. Treatment of diabetic animals with berberine partially improved cardiac function and restored fasting blood insulin, fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels to that of control. In addition, berberine treatment of diabetic animals increased cardiac 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and protein kinase B (AKT) activation and reduced glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) activation compared to control. Palmitate incubation of H9c2 cells resulted in cellular hypertrophy and decreased expression of alpha-myosin heavy chain (α-MHC) and increased expression of beta-myosin heavy chain (β-MHC) compared to controls. Berberine treatment of palmitate-incubated H9c2 cells reduced hypertrophy, increased α-MHC expression and decreased β-MHC expression. In addition, berberine treatment of palmitate-incubated H9c2 cells increased AMPK and AKT activation and reduced GSK3β activation. The presence of the AMPK inhibitor Compound C attenuated the effects of berberine. The results strongly indicate that berberine treatment may be protective against the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy.

  19. β-Sitosterol enhances cellular glutathione redox cycling by reactive oxygen species generated from mitochondrial respiration: protection against oxidant injury in H9c2 cells and rat hearts.

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    Wong, Hoi Shan; Chen, Na; Leong, Pou Kuan; Ko, Kam Ming

    2014-07-01

    Herba Cistanches (Cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma) is a 'Yang-invigorating' tonic herb in Chinese medicine. Preliminary chemical analysis indicated that β-sitosterol (BS) is one of the chemical constituents in an active fraction of Herba Cistanches. To investigate whether BS is an active ingredient of Herba Cistanches, the effects of BS on H9c2 cells and rat hearts were examined. The results indicated that BS stimulated the mitochondrial ATP generation capacity in H9c2 cells, which was associated with the increased production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species. BS also stimulated mitochondrial state 3 and state 4 respiration, with the resultant decrease in coupling efficiency. BS produced an up-regulation of cellular glutathione redox cycling and protected against hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells. However, the protective effect of BS against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury was seen in female but not male rats ex vivo. The cardioprotection afforded by BS was likely mediated by an up-regulation of mitochondrial glutathione redox cycling in female rat hearts. In conclusion, the ensemble of results suggests that BS is an active ingredient of Herba Cistanches. The gender-dependent effect of BS on myocardial protection will further be investigated. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. Formation of Mixture of A and C Centres in Diamond Synthesized with Fe90Ni10-C-High-Content Additive NaN3 by HPHT

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    LIANG Zhong-Zhu; JIA xiao-Peng; LIANG Jing-Qiu

    2007-01-01

    Very rich nitrogen concentration with the dominant C centres and some A centres are found in diamonds grown from a Fe90Ni10-C-high-content NaN3 additive system.The concentrations of C centres rapidly increase with increasing content of NaN3 additive,while the concentrations of A centres increase slowly.The total nitrogen concentration tends to increa.rapidly with increasing content of NaN3 additive when the content of NaNa is below 0.7wt%.However,the total concentration of nitrogen in the diamonds increases slowly when the content of NaN3 is further increased up to 1.0wt%,and the total nitrogen average concentration are calculated to be around 2230ppm for most of the analysed synthetic diamonds.Furthermore,the nitrogen impurities in different crystal sectors of the diamonds are inhomogeneously distributed.The nitrogen impurities in the diamonds in [111] zones are incorporated more easily than that in[100].

  1. Smad4 mediated BMP2 signal is essential for the regulation of GATA4 and Nkx2.5 by affecting the histone H3 acetylation in H9c2 cells.

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    Si, Lina; Shi, Jin; Gao, Wenqun; Zheng, Min; Liu, Lingjuan; Zhu, Jing; Tian, Jie

    2014-07-18

    BMP2 signaling pathway plays critical roles during heart development, Smad4 encodes the only common Smad protein in mammals, which is a pivotal nuclear mediator. Our previous studies showed that BMP2 enhanced the expression of cardiac transcription factors in part by increasing histone H3 acetylation. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that Smad4 mediated BMP2 signaling pathway is essential for the expression of cardiac core transcription factors by affecting the histone H3 acetylation. We successfully constructed a lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA interference vector targeting Smad4 (Lv-Smad4) in rat H9c2 embryonic cardiac myocytes (H9c2 cells) and demonstrated that it suppressed the expression of the Smad4 gene. Cultured H9c2 cells were transfected with recombinant adenoviruses expressing human BMP2 (AdBMP2) with or without Lv-Smad4. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR analysis showed that knocking down of Smad4 substantially inhibited both AdBMP2-induced and basal expression levels of cardiac transcription factors GATA4 and Nkx2.5, but not MEF2c and Tbx5. Similarly, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analysis showed that knocking down of Smad4 inhibited both AdBMP2-induced and basal histone H3 acetylation levels in the promoter regions of GATA4 and Nkx2.5, but not of Tbx5 and MEF2c. In addition, Lv-Smad4 selectively suppressed AdBMP2-induced expression of HAT p300, but not of HAT GCN5 in H9c2 cells. The data indicated that inhibition of Smad4 diminished both AdBMP2 induced and basal histone acetylation levels in the promoter regions of GATA4 and Nkx2.5, suggesting that Smad4 mediated BMP2 signaling pathway was essential for the regulation of GATA4 and Nkx2.5 by affecting the histone H3 acetylation in H9c2 cells.

  2. Smad4 mediated BMP2 signal is essential for the regulation of GATA4 and Nkx2.5 by affecting the histone H3 acetylation in H9c2 cells

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    Si, Lina; Shi, Jin; Gao, Wenqun [Heart Centre, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 136 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014 (China); Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Key Laboratory of Pediatrics in Chongqing, Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, 136 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014 (China); Zheng, Min [Heart Centre, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 136 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014 (China); Liu, Lingjuan; Zhu, Jing [Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Key Laboratory of Pediatrics in Chongqing, Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, 136 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014 (China); Tian, Jie, E-mail: jietian@cqmu.edu.cn [Heart Centre, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 136 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014 (China)

    2014-07-18

    Highlights: • BMP2 can upregulated cardiac related gene GATA4, Nkx2.5, MEF2c and Tbx5. • Inhibition of Smad4 decreased BMP2-induced hyperacetylation of histone H3. • Inhibition of Smad4 diminished BMP2-induced overexpression of GATA4 and Nkx2.5. • Inhibition of Smad4 decreased hyperacetylated H3 in the promoter of GATA4 and Nkx2.5. • Smad4 is essential for BMP2 induced hyperacetylated histone H3. - Abstract: BMP2 signaling pathway plays critical roles during heart development, Smad4 encodes the only common Smad protein in mammals, which is a pivotal nuclear mediator. Our previous studies showed that BMP2 enhanced the expression of cardiac transcription factors in part by increasing histone H3 acetylation. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that Smad4 mediated BMP2 signaling pathway is essential for the expression of cardiac core transcription factors by affecting the histone H3 acetylation. We successfully constructed a lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA interference vector targeting Smad4 (Lv-Smad4) in rat H9c2 embryonic cardiac myocytes (H9c2 cells) and demonstrated that it suppressed the expression of the Smad4 gene. Cultured H9c2 cells were transfected with recombinant adenoviruses expressing human BMP2 (AdBMP2) with or without Lv-Smad4. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR analysis showed that knocking down of Smad4 substantially inhibited both AdBMP2-induced and basal expression levels of cardiac transcription factors GATA4 and Nkx2.5, but not MEF2c and Tbx5. Similarly, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analysis showed that knocking down of Smad4 inhibited both AdBMP2-induced and basal histone H3 acetylation levels in the promoter regions of GATA4 and Nkx2.5, but not of Tbx5 and MEF2c. In addition, Lv-Smad4 selectively suppressed AdBMP2-induced expression of HAT p300, but not of HAT GCN5 in H9c2 cells. The data indicated that inhibition of Smad4 diminished both AdBMP2 induced and basal histone acetylation levels in the promoter regions of

  3. Trichostatin A induces a unique set of microRNAs including miR-129-5p that blocks cyclin-dependent kinase 6 expression and proliferation in H9c2 cardiac myocytes.

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    Majumdar, Gipsy; Raghow, Rajendra

    2016-04-01

    The pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI), trichostatin A (TSA), was shown to normalize interleukin-18-induced cardiac hypertrophy in vivo and in vitro; evidently, this occurred via epigenetic mechanisms that profoundly altered cardiac gene expression (Majumdar et al. in, Physiol Genom, 43: 1392, 2011; BMC Genom, 13: 709, 2012). Here, we tested the hypothesis that TSA-induced changes in chromatin architecture also led to altered expression of microRNAs that in turn, contributed to the unique transcriptome of cardiac myocytes exposed to the HDACI. Using miRCURY LNA™ Universal microRNA PCR system, we demonstrate that H9c2 cells exposed to TSA for 6 and 24 h elicited differential expression of 19 and 16 microRNAs, respectively. H9c2 cells incubated in medium-containing 100 nM of TSA elicited a rapid and robust induction of miR-129-5p. Enhanced expression of miR-129-5p was also observed in the hearts of TSA-treated mice. Induction of miR-129-5p in H9c2 cells was accompanied by reduced expression of its direct target, cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) that is a key regulator of cell cycle. Using cell division-dependent dilution of Cell Trace™ violet measurements we showed that concomitant induction of miR-129-5p and reduced CDK6 expression were mechanistically involved in TSA-induced inhibition of proliferation of H9c2 cells. Consistent with this scenario, cells expressing an antagomiR of miR-129-5p were resistant to the anti-proliferative actions of TSA. These data indicate that although TSA treatment led to altered expression of several microRNAs, the overarching action of TSA (i.e., inhibition of cell division) in H9c2 cells was achieved via miR-129-5p.

  4. Protective effect of isorhamnetin on H9 C2 cell line against oxidative stress%异鼠李素对H2 O2引起的H9 C2细胞氧化应激损伤的保护作用研究

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    董曦; 孙桂波; 罗云; 孙晓波; 陈素红

    2015-01-01

    Aim To investigate the protective effect of isorhamnetin on H9 C2 myocardial cell line and its mechanisms. Methods The toxicity and optimal pro-tective concentration of isorhamnetin were determined by MTT assay. The experimental subjects were divided into four groups:group N ( normal ) , group M ( mod-el) , group M + ISO ( model + isorhamnetin ) , and group ISO ( isorhamnetin only ) . Group M +ISO and ISO were pre-incubated with isorhamnetin for 12 hours while other groups with plain DMEM. Group M and M+ ISO were treated with 300μmol · L-1 H2 O2 for 4 hours after pre-incubation. Mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization of H9 C2 was measured by fluo-rescence microscope. Apoptotic rate and ROS produc-tion of injured myocardial cell line were detected using flow cytometry. The oxidative indictors were measured by spectrophotometry. The expressions of cytoplasmic cytochrome C, caspase-9, caspase-3, Bcl-2, Bax, Nrf2 and HO-1 were examined by Western blot. Result There was no difference in mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization, apoptotic rate, ROS produc-tion, oxidative indictors production and expressions of cytoplasmic cytochrome C, caspase-9,caspase-3, Bcl-2 , Bax between groups ISO and N ( P>0. 05 ) . Apop-totic rate, ROS production, expressions of cytoplasmic cytochrome C, caspase-9, caspase-3, Bax, MDA pro-duction of group M+ISO were significantly lower than those of group M ( P Nuclear translocation of Nrf2 and expression of HO-1 in myocardial cell line were increased with the prolonged isorhamnetin incubation time. Conclusion Isorham-netin could protect myocardial cell line against H2 O2-induced oxidative injury and apoptosis through the in- terruption of mitochondrial dependent apoptotic path-way and activation of Nrf2/ARE pathway.%目的:探讨异鼠李素对氧化应激诱导的心肌细胞损伤的保护作用及其作用机制。方法用MTT实验确定异鼠李素的心肌细胞毒作用浓度,以及抗H2 O2氧化应激损伤的最佳

  5. Discrimination of FAC features and threats in feed water and drainage systems of supercritical and ultra-supercritical units%超(超)临界锅炉给水疏水系统流动加速腐蚀特征和风险辨识

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    黄兴德; 游喆; 赵泓; 王国蓉; 顾庆华; 祝青

    2011-01-01

    Combining with the matter transporting model of the water (steam) -metal and the theory of FAC ( Flow Accelerated Corrosion ),FAC is determined as the ultimate causation for the numerous chemical problems in common of supercritical and ultra-supercritical units.Clear discrimination, early warning and effectively restraining of FAC features of supercritical units could be utilized to substantially improve the operation quality. FAC situation assessment should be carried out in supercritical and ultra-supercritical units with AVT for feed water.%结合水(汽)与炉管接触反应界而的氧化层(膜)的物质输送模型和流动加速腐蚀(FAC)研究理论.确定FAC是超(超)临界机组运行中暴露的众多共性化学问题的根本原因.通过对超(超)临界机组FAC特征的识别、预警和有效抑制,有助于提高超临界机组的安全经济运行水平.采用给水伞挥发性处理的超(超)临界机组.要加强对FAC现象及特征的评估.

  6. Application for Permit to Operate a Class III Solid Waste Disposal Site at the Nevada Test Site - U10c Disposal Site

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    The NTS is located approximately 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. NNSA/NSO is the federal lands management authority for the NTS and NSTec is the Management & Operations contractor. Access on and off the NTS is tightly controlled, restricted, and guarded on a 24-hour basis. The NTS is posted with signs along its entire perimeter. NSTec is the operator of all solid waste disposal sites on the NTS. The U10C Disposal Site is located in the northwest corner of Area 9 at the NTS (Figure 1) and is located in a subsidence crater created by two underground nuclear events, one in October 1962 and another in April 1964. The disposal site opened in 1971 for the disposal of rubbish, refuse, pathological waste, asbestos-containing material, and industrial solid waste. A Notice of Intent form to operate the disposal site as a Class II site was submitted to the state of Nevada on January 26, 1994, and was acknowledged in a letter to the DOE on February 8, 1994. It operated as a state of Nevada Class II Solid Waste Disposal Site (SWDS) until it closed on October 5, 1995, for retrofit as a Class III SWDS. The retrofit consisted of the installation of a minimum four-foot compacted soil layer to segregate the different waste types and function as a liner to inhibit leachate and water flow into the lower waste zone. Five neutron monitoring tubes were installed in this layer to monitor possible leachate production and water activity. Upon acceptance of the installed barrier and approval of an Operating Plan by NDEP/BFF, the site reopened in January 1996 as a Class III SWDS for the disposal of industrial solid waste and other inert waste.

  7. Levels of C{sub 10}-C{sub 13} polychloro-n-alkanes in marine mammals from the Arctic and the St. Lawrence River estuary

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    Tomy, G.T.; Muir, D.C.G.; Stern, G.A.; Westmore, J.B.

    2000-05-01

    Marine mammals from various regions of the Arctic and the St. Lawrence River estuary were examined for the first time for levels of C{sub 10}--C{sub 13} polychloro-n-alkanes (sPCAs). Respective mean total sPCA concentrations in the blubber of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from Saqqaq and Nuussuaq, western Greenland, were 0.23 {+-} 0.02 (n = 2) and 0.164 {+-} 0.06 {micro}g/g (n = 2), similar to that in beluga from the Mackenzie Delta in the western Canadian Arctic 0.21 {+-} 0.08 {micro}g/g (m = 3). sPCAs levels were higher in beluga blubber from the St. Lawrence River (0.37 to 1.4 {micro}g/g). Mean sPCA concentrations in the blubber samples from walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) (Thule, northwest Greenland) and ringed seal (Phoca hispida) (Eureka, southwest Ellesmere Island) were 0.43 {+-} 0.06 (n = 2) and 0.53 {+-} 0.2 {micro}g/g (n = 6), respectively. Relative to commercial sPCA formulations, samples from the Arctic marine mammals showed a predominance of the shorter chain length lower percent chlorinated PCA congeners, the more volatile components of industrial formulations. This observation is consistent with long-range atmospheric transport of sPCAs to this region. The profiles of the belugas from the St. Lawrence River estuary, however, had higher proportions of the less volatile sPCA congeners, implying that contamination to this region is probably from local sources.

  8. The effects of curcumin on the 19000 Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein-induced inflammatory and apoptotic reaction and the expression of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases in WBC264-9C macrophages

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    刘莉

    2014-01-01

    Objective By using the cell wall component of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 19 000 lipoprotein(P19)and curcumin(CUR)acting on the human macrophage cell line WBC264-9C,and by the blocking of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases(p38 MAPK)signaling pathway,we wanted to investigate the effect of curcurmin on P19-induced inflammatory responses and apoptosis in human macrophages and the potential underlying molecular mechanisms.Methods P19 and CUR were used to

  9. Intrathecal injection of the peptide myr-NR2B9c attenuates bone cancer pain via perturbing N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-PSD-95 protein interactions in mice.

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    Liu, Yue; Cui, Xinlong; Sun, Yu-E; Yang, Xuli; Ni, Kun; Zhou, Yu; Ma, Zhengliang; Gu, Xiaoping

    2014-06-01

    N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDARs)-dependent central sensitization plays an important role in cancer pain. Binding of NMDAR subunit 2B (NR2B) by postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) can couple NMDAR activity to intracellular enzymes, such as neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), facilitate downstream signaling pathways, and modulate NMDAR stability, contributing to synaptic plasticity. In this study, we investigated whether perturbing the specific interaction between spinal NR2B-containing NMDAR and PSD-95, using a peptide-mimetic strategy, could attenuate bone cancer-related pain behaviors. Osteosarcoma cells were implanted into the intramedullary space of the right femurs of C3H/HeJ mice to induce progressive bone cancer-related pain behaviors. Western blotting was applied to examine the expression of spinal phospho-Tyr1472 NR2B, nNOS, and PSD-95. We further investigated the effects of intrathecal injection of the mimetic peptide Myr-NR2B9c, which competitively disrupts the interaction between PSD-95 and NR2B, on nociceptive behaviors and on the upregulation of phospho-Tyr1472 NR2B, nNOS, and PSD-95 associated with bone cancer pain in the spinal cord. Inoculation of osteosarcoma cells induced progressive bone cancer pain and resulted in a significant upregulation of phospho-Tyr1472 NR2B, nNOS, and PSD-95. Intrathecal administration of Myr-NR2B9c attenuated bone cancer-evoked mechanical allodynia, thermal hyperalgesia, and reduced spinal phospho-Tyr1472 NR2B, nNOS, and PSD-95 expression. Intrathecal administration of Myr-NR2B9c reduced bone cancer pain. Internalization of spinal NR2B and dissociation NR2B-containing NMDARs activation from downstream nNOS signaling may contribute to the analgesic effects of Myr-NR2B9c. This approach may circumvent the negative consequences associated with blocking NMDARs, and may be a novel strategy for the treatment of bone cancer pain.

  10. Synthesis of Substituted Indenyl Lanthanide Chloride and Molecular Structure of[(C5H9C9H6)2Yb(μ—Cl)2Li(Et2O)2

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    崔冬梅; 唐涛; 程建华; 陈文启; 黄葆同

    2003-01-01

    Reaction of anhydrous ytterbium trichlorides with 2 equiv.of cyclopentylindenyl lithium in THF solution,followed by removal of the solvent and crystallization of the porduct from diethyl ether,affords a crystal complex of the composition(C5H9C9H6)2Yb(μ-Cl)2Li(Et2O)2.Crystallographic analysis shows that the ytterbium coordinated by two cyclopentylindenly rings and lithium surrounded by two ether molecules are bridged by the two chlorine atoms and Yb,Li and two chlorine atoms form a plane.

  11. PEDF and PEDF-derived peptide 44mer inhibit oxygen-glucose deprivation-induced oxidative stress through upregulating PPARγ via PEDF-R in H9c2 cells.

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    Zhuang, Wei; Zhang, Hao; Pan, Jiajun; Li, Zhimin; Wei, Tengteng; Cui, Huazhu; Liu, Zhiwei; Guan, Qiuhua; Dong, Hongyan; Zhang, Zhongming

    2016-04-08

    Pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) is a glycoprotein with broad biological activities including inhibiting oxygen-glucose deprivation(OGD)-induced cardiomyocytes apoptosis through its anti-oxidative properties. PEDF derived peptide-44mer shows similar cytoprotective effect to PEDF. However, the molecular mechanisms mediating cardiomyocytes apoptosis have not been fully established. Here we found that PEDF and 44mer decreased the content of ROS. This content was abolished by either PEDF-R small interfering RNA (siRNA) or PPARγ antagonist. The level of Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) was observed as drawn from the ELISA assays. PEDF and 44mer sequentially induced PPARγ expression was observed both in qPCR and Western blot assays. The level of LPA and PLA2 and PPARγ expression increased by PEDF and 44mer was significantly attenuated by PEDF-R siRNA. However, PEDF and 44mer inhibited the H9c2 cells and cultured neonatal rat myocardial cells apoptosis rate. On the other hand, TUNEL assay and cleavage of procaspase-3 showed that PEDF-R siRNA or PPARγ antagonist increased the apoptosis again. We conclude that under OGD condition, PEDF and 44mer reduce H9c2 cells apoptosis and inhibit OGD-induced oxidative stress via its receptor PEDF-R and the PPARγ signaling pathway.

  12. Effects of bpV(pic) and bpV(phen) on H9c2 cardiomyoblasts during both hypoxia/reoxygenation and H2O2-induced injuries.

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    Tian, Youqing; Daoud, Abdelkader; Shang, Jing

    2012-03-01

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in myocardial injury. ROS are known to inactivate lipid phosphatase and tension homolog on chromosome 10 (PTEN), an enzyme that increases apoptosis in neonatal cardiomyocytes. BpV(pic) and bpV(phen), two bisperoxovanadium molecules and PTEN inhibitors, may be involved in limiting myocardial infarction. To compare the protective effects of bpV(pic) and bpV(phen) on ROS-induced cardiomyocyte injury and their possible mechanisms, we selected two popular models of hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) and H2O2-induced injury in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts to investigate their effects against injury. We found that pre-treatment with bpV(pic) and bpV(phen) increased the viability and protected the morphology of H9c2 cells under the conditions of H/R and H2O2 by inhibiting LDH release, apoptosis and caspases 3/8/9 activities. However, their respective inhibitory abilities in the two models were different, suggesting that the quantity of ROS from the two models might be different. However, the conflict between ROS and PTEN may affect the action of bpV(pic) and bpV(phen). Taken together, the results demonstrate that bpV(pic) and bpV(phen) have inhibitory effects on oxidative stress-induced cardiomyocyte injury that may be partially modulated by the action of ROS on PTEN.

  13. F-Area Acid/Caustic Basin groundwater monitoring report. First quarter 1995

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    During first quarter 1995, samples from the FAC monitoring wells at the F-Area Acid/Caustic Basin were collected and analyzed for herbicides/pesticides, indicator parameters, metals, nitrate, radionuclide indicators, volatile organic compounds, and other constituents. Piezometer FAC 5P and monitoring well FAC 6 were dry and could not be sampled. New monitoring wells FAC 9C, 10C, 11C, and 12C were completed in the Barnwell/McBean aquifer and were sampled for the first time during third quarter 1994 (first quarter 1995 is the third of four quarters of data required to support the closure of the basin). Analytical results that exceeded final Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS), other Savannah River Site (SRS) Flag 2 criteria, or the SRS turbidity standard of 50 NTU during the quarter were as follows: gross alpha exceeded the final PDWS and aluminum, iron, manganese, and total alpha-emitting radium exceeded the SRS Flag 2 criteria in one or more of the FAC wells. Turbidity exceeded the SRS standard (50 NTU) in wells FAC 3 and 11C. Groundwater flow direction and rate in the water table beneath the F-Area Acid/Caustic Basin were similar to past quarters.

  14. Hydrogen gas protects against serum and glucose deprivation‑induced myocardial injury in H9c2 cells through activation of the NF‑E2‑related factor 2/heme oxygenase 1 signaling pathway.

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    Xie, Qiang; Li, Xue-Xiang; Zhang, Peng; Li, Jin-Cao; Cheng, Ying; Feng, Yan-Ling; Huang, Bing-Sheng; Zhuo, Yu-Feng; Xu, Guo-Hua

    2014-08-01

    Ischemia or hypoxia‑induced myocardial injury is closely associated with oxidative stress. Scavenging free radicals and/or enhancing endogenous antioxidative defense systems may be beneficial for the impediment of myocardial ischemic injury. Hydrogen (H2) gas, as a water‑ and lipid‑soluble small molecule, is not only able to selectively eliminate hydroxyl (·OH) free radicals, but also to enhance endogenous antioxidative defense systems in rat lungs and arabidopsis plants. However, thus far, it has remained elusive whether H2 gas protects cardiomyocytes through enhancement of endogenous antioxidative defense systems. In the present study, the cardioprotective effect of H2 gas against ischemic or hypoxic injury was investigated, along with the underlying molecular mechanisms. H9c2 cardiomyoblasts (H9c2 cells) were treated in vitro with a chemical hypoxia inducer, cobalt chloride (CoCl2), to imitate hypoxia, or by serum and glucose deprivation (SGD) to imitate ischemia. Cell viability and intracellular ·OH free radicals were assessed. The role of an endogenous antioxidative defense system, the NF‑E2‑related factor 2 (Nrf2)/heme oxygenase 1 (HO‑1) signaling pathway, was evaluated. The findings revealed that treatment with CoCl2 or SGD markedly reduced cell viability in H9c2 cells. H2 gas‑rich medium protected against cell injury induced by SGD, but not that induced by CoCl2. When the cells were exposed to SGD, levels of intracellular ·OH free radicals were markedly increased; this was mitigated by H2 gas‑rich medium. Exposure of the cells to SGD also resulted in significant increases in HO‑1 expression and nuclear Nrf2 levels, and the HO‑1 inhibitor ZnPP IX and the Nrf2 inhibitor brusatol aggravated SGD‑induced cellular injury. H2 gas‑rich medium enhanced SGD‑induced upregulation of HO‑1 and Nrf2, and the HO‑1 or Nrf2 inhibition partially suppressed H2 gas‑induced cardioprotection. Furthermore, following genetic silencing of Nrf

  15. 大鼠 H9c2心肌细胞缺氧/复氧损伤模型肌浆网钙调控相关蛋白表达及当归补血汤的干预作用%Danggui Buxue Decoction on expression of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium regulatory protein in H9c2 myocardial cell model with hypoxia/reoxygenation damage

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    周春刚; 汤加; 李卿; 徐辰; 张志斌

    2016-01-01

    Objective To establish the model of hypoxia / reoxygenation damage in H9c2 rat myocardial cell and observe the expression of myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium regulatory protein and the effect of Danggui Bux-ue Decoction on calcium overload in H9c2 cells with hypoxia / reoxygenation injury. Methods JC-1 staining was used to detect the mitochondrial membrane potential by flow cytometry,Fluo-3 AM calcium fluorescence probe for the detection of intracellular calcium concentration,The expression level of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca transport ATP en-zyme(SERCA2a),L type calcium channel(CAV1. 3),ryanodine receptor(RyR1,RyR2),phospholamban(PLB), calsequestrin(CASQ)mRNA were detected by RT-PCR. Results Compared with the normal control group,the early apoptosis rate and intracellular calcium concentration in model group increased significantly(P 0. 05),compared with the model group. Con-clusion There are obvious calcium overload and sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium regulating proteins adjustment disor-der in the model of H9c2 rat myocardial cell with hypoxia / reoxygenation damage,Danggui Buxue Decoction can in-crease the expression of the sarcoplasmic reticulumcalcium regulating protein SERCA2a and CASQ mRNA after reoxy-genation,alleviate calcium overload,and significantly reduce the early apoptosis rate of reoxygenation damage cells.%目的:建立缺氧/复氧大鼠 H9c2心肌细胞损伤模型,观察心肌细胞肌浆网钙调控相关蛋白表达及当归补血汤对 H9c2细胞缺氧/复氧损伤钙超载的影响。方法 JC-1染色流式细胞仪检测细胞线粒体膜电位, Fluo-3 AM 钙离子荧光探针检测细胞内钙离子浓度,RT-PCR 荧光相对定量检测大鼠心肌肌浆网 Ca 转运 ATP酶(SERCA2a)、L 型钙通道(CAV1.3)、兰尼碱受体(RyR1,RyR2)、受磷蛋白(PLB)、肌集钙蛋白( CASQ)的mRNA 表达水平。结果与正常对照组比较,模型组细胞早期凋亡显著增加(P <0.05),细胞内

  16. Individual CLA Isomers, c9t11 and t10c12, Prevent Excess Liver Glycogen Storage and Inhibit Lipogenic Genes Expression Induced by High-Fructose Diet in Rats.

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    Maslak, Edyta; Buczek, Elzbieta; Szumny, Antoni; Szczepnski, Wojciech; Franczyk-Zarow, Magdalena; Kopec, Aneta; Chlopicki, Stefan; Leszczynska, Teresa; Kostogrys, Renata B

    2015-01-01

    This study assessed the effects of individual conjugated linoleic acid isomers, c9t11-CLA and t10c12-CLA, on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and systemic endothelial dysfunction in rats fed for four weeks with control or high-fructose diet. The high-fructose diet hampered body weight gain (without influencing food intake), increased liver weight and glycogen storage in hepatocytes, upregulated expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) and stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1), and increased saturated fatty acid (SFA) content in the liver. Both CLA isomers prevented excessive accumulation of glycogen in the liver. Specifically, t10c12-CLA decreased concentration of serum triacylglycerols and LDL + VLDL cholesterol, increased HDL cholesterol, and affected liver lipid content and fatty acid composition by downregulation of liver SCD-1 and FAS expression. In turn, the c9t11-CLA decreased LDL+VLDL cholesterol in the control group and downregulated liver expression of FAS without significant effects on liver weight, lipid content, and fatty acid composition. In summary, feeding rats with a high-fructose diet resulted in increased liver glycogen storage, indicating the induction of gluconeogenesis despite simultaneous upregulation of genes involved in de novo lipogenesis. Although both CLA isomers (c9t11 and t10c12) display hepatoprotective activity, the hypolipemic action of the t10c12-CLA isomer proved to be more pronounced than that of c9t11-CLA.

  17. Diagnóstico del proceso de adquisiciones logísticas aeronáuticas a través del Portal de proveedores de la agencia de compras FAC

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    Colombiana, es un trabajo de investigación efectuado con el fin de fortalecer los canales de comunicación y reducir el tiempo de repuesta en el proceso logístico de abastecimientos, agilizando y optimizando la herramienta de adquisiciones de la Agencia de Compras de la FAC, de tal manera que se garantice la credibilidad del sistema ante los proveedores y la transparencia en el uso de la información. El artículo se enfocó en determinar las falencias del sistema, mediante la evaluación del Portal por parte de proveedores y usuarios internos, así como el análisis a la documentación sobre novedades del sistema, arrojando como resultado que las principales problemáticas en el portal de proveedores se derivan de la falta de conocimiento en el manejo de la página web y la funcionalidad del sistema por ausencia de transacciones que permiten realizar operaciones en las cotizaciones.

  18. Characteristics of Chinese herbal medicine usage in ischemic heart disease patients among type 2 diabetes and their protection against hydrogen peroxide-mediated apoptosis in H9C2 cardiomyoblasts.

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    Tsai, Fuu-Jen; Ho, Tsung-Jung; Cheng, Chi-Fung; Shiao, Yi-Tzone; Chien, Wen-Kuei; Chen, Jin-Hua; Liu, Xiang; Tsang, Hsinyi; Lin, Ting-Hsu; Liao, Chiu-Chu; Huang, Shao-Mei; Li, Ju-Pi; Lin, Cheng-Wen; Lin, Jaung-Geng; Lan, Yu-Ching; Liu, Yu-Huei; Hung, Chien-Hui; Lin, Jung-Chun; Lin, Chih-Chien; Lai, Chih-Ho; Liang, Wen-Miin; Lin, Ying-Ju

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    Evidence for long-term use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains limited. This study aimed to assess the frequency of use, utilization patterns, and therapeutic effects of adjuvant CHM for ischemic heart disease (IHD) in patients with T2D in Taiwan. We identified 4620 IHD patients with T2D. After matching for age, gender, and insulin use, 988 subjects each were allocated to a CHM group and a non-CHM group. There were no differences in baseline characteristics except for comorbidities. The CHM group contained more cases with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hepatitis, ulcer disease, and hyperlipidemia. The cumulative survival probability was higher in CHM users than in matched non-CHM users aged 60 years or older (P < .0001, log rank test) regardless of gender (P = .0046 for men, P = .0010 for women, log rank test). Among the top 12 CHM combinations, Shu-Jing-Huo-Xue-Tang and Shao-Yao-Gan-Cao-Tang (13.6%) were the most common. This dual combination improved antiapoptotic activity in H2O2-exposed H9C2 cells by enhancing phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and could increase the survival of myocardial cells. Our study suggests that adjuvant CHM therapy may increase the survival probability and provides a comprehensive list for future investigations of the safety and efficacy of CHM for IHD patients with T2D.

  19. Dietary t10,c12-CLA but not c9,t11 CLA reduces adipocyte size in the absence of changes in the adipose renin-angiotensin system in fa/fa Zucker rats.

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    DeClercq, Vanessa; Zahradka, Peter; Taylor, Carla G

    2010-11-01

    In obesity, increased activity of the local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and enlarged adipocytes with altered adipokine production are linked to the development of obesity-related health problems and cardiovascular disease. Mixtures of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers have been shown to reduce adipocyte size and alter the production of adipokines. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of feeding individual CLA isomers on adipocyte size and adipokines associated with the local adipose RAS. Male fa/fa Zucker rats received either (a) control, (b) cis(c)9,trans(t)11-CLA, or (c) t10,c12-CLA diet for 8 weeks. The t10,c12-CLA isomer reduced adipocyte size and increased cell number in epididymal adipose tissue. RT-PCR and Western blot analysis revealed that neither CLA isomer altered mRNA or protein levels of angiotensinogen or AngII receptors in adipose tissue. Likewise, levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 or the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 were unchanged in adipose tissue. Similarly, neither CLA isomer had any effect on phosphorylation nor DNA binding of NF-κB. Our results suggest that although the t10,c12-CLA isomer had beneficial effects on reducing adipocyte size in obese rats, this did not translate into changes in the local adipose RAS or associated adipokines.

  20. Influence of the availability of iron during hypoxia on the genes associated with apoptotic activity and local iron metabolism in rat H9C2 cardiomyocytes and L6G8C5 skeletal myocytes.

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    Dziegala, Magdalena; Kasztura, Monika; Kobak, Kamil; Bania, Jacek; Banasiak, Waldemar; Ponikowski, Piotr; Jankowska, Ewa A

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    The differential availability of iron during hypoxia is presumed to affect the functioning of cardiac and skeletal myocytes. Rat H9C2 cardiomyocytes and L6G8C5 myocytes were cultured for 48 h in normoxic or hypoxic conditions at the optimal, reduced or increased iron concentration. The mRNA expression levels of markers of apoptosis [B‑cell lymphoma‑2 (Bcl2; inhibition) and Bcl‑2‑activated X protein (Bax; induction)], atrophy (Atrogin), glycolysis (pyruvate kinase 2; PKM2) and iron metabolism [transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1; iron importer), ferroportin 1 (FPN1; iron exporter), ferritin heavy chain (FTH; iron storage protein) and hepcidin (HAMP; iron regulator)] were determined using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and cell viability was measured using an tetrazolium reduction assay. Cardiomyocytes and myocytes, when exposed to hypoxia, demonstrated an increased Bax/Bcl‑2 gene expression ratio (Pcell type (Pviability. The analogous alterations were observed in both cell types upon ammonium ferric citrate (AFC) treatment during hypoxia; however, the increased Bax/Bcl‑2 ratio and associated viability loss was lower compared with that in case of DFO treatment (Pcell types upon DFO during hypoxia demonstrated the increased expression of TfR1 and HAMP (all P0.6 and Pviability of cardiomyocytes and myocytes more severely compared with iron excess. In myocytes, during hypoxia iron may act in a protective manner, since the level of atrophy is decreased in the iron‑salt‑treated cells.

  1. 17Beta-estradiol protects against oxidative stress-induced cell death through the glutathione/glutaredoxin-dependent redox regulation of Akt in myocardiac H9c2 cells.

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    Urata, Yoshishige; Ihara, Yoshito; Murata, Hiroaki; Goto, Shinji; Koji, Takehiko; Yodoi, Junji; Inoue, Satoshi; Kondo, Takahito

    2006-05-12

    The GSH/glutaredoxin (GRX) system is involved in the redox regulation of certain enzyme activities, and this system protects cells from H2O2-induced apoptosis by regulating the redox state of Akt (Murata, H., Ihara, Y., Nakamura, H., Yodoi, J., Sumikawa, K., and Kondo, T. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278, 50226-50233). Estrogens, such as 17beta-estradiol (E2), play an important role in development, growth, and differentiation and appear to have protective effects on oxidative stress mediated by estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha). However, the role of the ERbeta-mediated pathway in this cytoprotection and the involvement of E2 in the redox regulation are not well understood. In the present study, we demonstrated that E2 protected cardiac H9c2 cells, expressing ERbeta from H2O2-induced apoptosis concomitant with an increase in the activity of Akt. E2 induced the expression of glutaredoxin (GRX) as well as gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase, a rate-limiting enzyme for the synthesis of GSH. Inhibitors for both gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase and GRX and ICI182,780, a specific inhibitor of ERs, abolished the protective effect of E2 on cell survival as well as the activity of Akt, suggesting that ERbeta is involved in the cytoprotection and redox regulation by E2. Transcription of the GRX gene was enhanced by E2. The promoter activity of GRX was up-regulated by an ERbeta-dependent element. These results suggest that the GRX/GSH system is involved in the cytoprotective and genomic effects of E2 on the redox state of Akt, a pathway that is mediated, at least in part, by ERbeta. This mechanism may also play an antiapoptotic role in cancer cells during carcinogenesis or chemotherapy.

  2. Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP.

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    Pyrtek, Ludwig J

    2007-12-01

    The chair is named for Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD, an esteemed surgeon at Hartford Hospital, who was devoted to the care of his patients and was an outstanding educator within his chosen field. A unique aspect of the chair is that its income is not used to support the salary of the director but is used to enhance the education activities of the department, such as the purchasing of state-of-the-art teaching devices, support of surgical resident research activities, educational travel for residents and honoraria for nationally/internationally known clinicians/scientists to speak at grand rounds.

  3. Influence of conjugated linoleic acid (c9, t11-CLA and t10, c12-CLA) on mRNA expression of bone metabolism related markers of bone marrow cells%共轭亚油酸c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA对大鼠骨髓细胞骨代谢相关基因表达的影响

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    朱亦堃; 李丽婷; 郗光霞; 史书红; 李兴; 赵宝珍

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of conjugated linoleic acid (c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA) on the mRNA expression of peroxisome proliferator activated receptorγ2 (PPARγ2),receptor activator of NF-κB ligand ( RANKL),alkaline phosphatase ( ALP),osteoprotegerin ( OPG),receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) of bone marrow cells,and study the effect of c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA on bone metabolism.Methods Bone marrow cells of Wistar rats were cultured in vitro and then the cells were cultured in DMEM with c9,t11-CLA or t10,c12-CLA at different concentrations (the final concentration was 0,12.5,25.0,50.0 μmol/L,respectively) for 24 h.Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed to detect the mRNA expression of PPARγ2,RANKL,ALP,OPG,RANK and TRAP.Results Semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that c9,t11-CLA down-regulated the mRNA expression of RANK and TRAP in a dose-dependent manner,and statistically significant difference was found in interclass comparison (P < 0.05,P < 0.01 ),while it had no effect on the mRNA expression of RANKL,ALP,OPG and PPARγ2.The results also showed that t10,c12-CLA up-regulated the mRNA expression of RANKL and OPG in a dose-dependent manner and down-regnlated the mRNA expression of RANK,TRAP and PPARγ2 in a dose-dependent manner,statistically significant difference was found in interclass comparison ( P < 0.05,P < 0.01 ),while it had no effect on the mRNA expression of ALP.Conclusion Our findings suggest that c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA can suppress the expression of osteoclastogenesis genes and t10,c12-CLA can also promote the expression of osteogenic genes,which suggests a possible benecial effect on bone formation.%目的 观察c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA干预后,大鼠骨髓细胞过氧化物酶体增殖物激活受体2(PPARγ2)及核因子(NF)-κB活化受体配体(RANKL)、碱性磷酸酶(ALP)、骨保护素(OPG)、NF-κB活化受体(RANK)、

  4. Influence of conjugated linoleic acids(c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA)on mRNA expression of PPARγ2 and osteoblastogenesis-related markers in osteoblastic cells%共轭亚油酸c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA对成骨细胞PPARγ2及骨代谢相关基因表达的影响

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    李丽婷; 朱亦堃; 郗光霞; 史书红; 李兴; 赵宝珍

    2010-01-01

    目的 观察不同浓度共轭亚油酸(c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA)干预后大鼠成骨细胞过氧化物酶体增殖物激活受体(PPAR)γ2及骨代谢相关基因核因子-KB活化受体配体(RANKL)、碱性磷酸酶(ALP)、骨保护素(OPG)mRNA表达水平的变化.探讨c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLh对成骨细胞PPARγ2及骨代谢相关基因表达的影响.方法 体外培养大鼠成骨细胞,分别加入c9,t11-CLA和t10,c12-CLA(终浓度均为0、12.5、25、50μmol/L)干预24 h后,反转录聚合酶链反应(PCR)法检测成骨细胞PPARγ2、RANKL、ALP、OPG mRNA表达水平,比较不同浓度c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA对上述基因表达的影响.组间比较采用单因素方差分析.结果 ①不同浓度c9,t11-CLA呈剂量依赖性上调成骨细胞RANKL、OPG mRNA的表达水平,组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01);c9,t11-CLA上调ALP mRNA的表达水平与剂量无关,而其对PPARγ2 mRNA的表达影响不明显.②不同浓度t10,c12-CLA呈剂量依赖性上调RANKL和OPG mRNA的表达水平,组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01);且呈非剂量依赖性上调ALP mRNA的表达,下调PPARγ2 mRNA的表达,与对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01).结论 c9,t11-CLA及t10,c12-CLA可能通过促进成骨细胞标记物基因表达有利于骨形成,可能为骨质疏松的治疗提供新思路.

  5. 2,7- Dibromofenantro [9,10-C] 1,2,5-tiadiazol 1,1 -dióxido; síntesis, radical anión, propiedades electroquímicas y ópticas

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    Las energías de las orbitales moleculares HOMO y LUMO de los compuestos orgánicos son parámetros básicos para el diseño y fabricación de dispositivos electrónicos. Se sintetizó 2,7-dibromofenantro [9,10-c]1,2,5-tiadiazol 1,1-dióxido (TRBr2) con un rendimiento molar de 68% siguiendo rutas convencionales de síntesis, se estimaron los niveles de energía para los orbitales moleculares HOMO (-6,33 eV), LUMO (- 4,37 eV) y el band gap óptico (1,9 eV) a partir de las medidas de VC y UV-Vis. Estos val...

  6. 核电站汽水管道流动加速腐蚀的影响因素分析及对策%Cause Analysis on FAC Failures of Steam/Water Piping in Secondary Loop of PWR Power Plants and the Countermeasures

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    张桂英; 顾宇; 邵杰

    2012-01-01

    Targeting at the pipe rupture accidents occurring all over the world in the pressurized water reactor(PWR) secondary loop induced by flow accelerated corrosion(FAC) since 1980s,which have led to economic losses and social impact,experimental studies are carried out to analyze the FAC corrosion behavior,formation mechanism and influencing factors,etc.after which preventive measures and strategies are proposed to deal with the FAC resulted from manual mishandling.This may serve as a reference for design and operation of pressurized water reactor(PWR) power plant in the prevention of FAC failures.%针对20世纪80年代以来国际上压水堆核电站二回路发生的因流动加速腐蚀引起的管道破裂事故造成的经济损失和社会影响,介绍了因流动加速腐蚀引起的事故及其造成的影响,进行了有关流动加速腐蚀特征、形成机理和影响因素方面的研究,并针对可以人为控制的因素提出了预防措施和对策,为压水堆核电站设计和运行人员提供因流动加速腐蚀对核安全造成的危害加以预防提供参考.

  7. 大学新生自杀意念及其影响因素的现况调查%THE STATUS INVESTIGATION OF SUICIDE IDEATION AND IT' S INFLUENCING FAC- TORS IN COLLEGE FRESHMEN

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    郭文斌; 张剑; 冯小瑜; 廖剑; 林展; 肖常青; 刘建荣; 赵靖平

    2011-01-01

    Objective.. To explore the relation among influencing factors such as suicide attitude in college freshmen with or without suicide ideation. Methods: A total of 500 college freshmen from Guangxi Medical University were investigated by using Suicide Attitude Questionnaire(QSA), Self-Esteem Scale(SES),Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire (SCSQ), Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS), Self-rating Depression Scale(SDS) and Self-rating Anxiety Scale(SAS). Results:About the suicide ideation was 29.07% in college freshmen. Most college freshmen were in conflict or indifference to suicide in the opinion to suicide behavior and attitude to euthanasia (score between 2.5 to 3. 5), and in positive attitude to suicide, condone or understanding to person who committed suicide or attempt suicide, and their family members (score under 2.5). College freshmen, with high level of depression, anxiety and self-esteem, trended to be positive to the opinion to suicide behavior and the attitude to euthanasia, to be negative to family members of suicider, to get less total social support, subjective social support, objective social support and lower utilization of social support, and to apply more passive coping style than those without suicide ideation. Three fac tors, depression, passive coping style and total social support, impacted on the suicide ideation (B=4. 647,, 0. 609,-0. 048) by using Logistic regression analy sis. Conclusion: Suicide ideation was affected by the three important factors, depression, passive coping style and total social support.%目的:探讨有自杀意念的大学新生的自杀态度等影响因素及其与自杀意念的关系.方法:采用自杀态度问卷、自尊量表、简易应对方式问卷、社会支持量表、自评抑郁量表、焦虑自评量表对广西医科大学2009级500名新生进行调查.结果:自杀意念检出率为29.07%,大学新生对自杀的性质、对安乐死的态度持矛盾或中立的态度(>2.5分~<3.5分),对自

  8. ELISA与FACS定量方法检测血清AQP4抗体诊断NMO的Meta分析%Quantitative detection of aquaporin-4 antibody in serum by ELISA and FACS in the diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica:A meta-analysis

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    杨彬彬; 孙艳霞; 刘磊; 孙林; 代飞飞; 王佳伟

    2016-01-01

    __目的_系统评价酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA )、流式细胞术(FACS )检测血清水通道蛋白4抗体(AQP4‐IgG)对诊断视神经脊髓炎(NMO)的准确性。方法_检索国内外公开发表的相关文献。根据题目、摘要、全文逐步筛选,采用质量评价工具(QUADAS)分析文献质量。采用Meta‐Disc1.4与STATA 12.0软件进行Meta分析。根据Meta分析结果综合评价ELISA和FACS方法诊断NMO的准确性。结果_经过严格的纳入及排除标准,最终纳入17篇文献。ELISA和FACS方法合并敏感度分别为0.63(95% CI:0.58~0.68)和0.55(95% CI:0.48~0.61),合并特异度分别为0.98(95% CI:0.97~0.98)和0.99(95% CI:0.98~0.99)。拟合受试者工作特征曲线(SROC),得到 SROC曲线下面积(AUC)分别为0.9521和0.9542。结论_通过 ELISA 和FACS方法检测AQP‐4‐IgG对于诊断NMO特异度高,两者都具有较高的诊断效能和准确率。但受纳入研究质量和数量限制,两种方法诊断效能的一致性尚需开展更多高质量研究予以验证。%Objective_To systematically review the diagnostic accuracy for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) depending on detection of aquaporin‐4 (AQP‐4 ) antibody in serum by enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and flow cytometry (FACS ) . Methods _ A search of major digital database and hand search of references were conducted. All published studies relating to the detection of AQP‐4 antibody in serum by ELISA and FACS for patients with NMO were retrieved. Two reviewers independently and stepwisely screened the literature according to the titles ,abstracts and the full texts ,extracted data ,and methodological quality of included studies was assessed by QUADAS. Meta‐analysis was then conducted using Meta‐Disc 1.4 and STATA 12.0 software. The overall sensitivity and specificity of ELISA and FACS were pooled separately and compared with overall accuracy

  9. Can Early Life-Stages of the Marine Fish Sparus aurata be Useful for the Evaluation of the Toxicity of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonates Homologues (LAS C10-C14 and Commercial LAS?

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    Full Text Available Most commercial household cleaning agents and personal care products contain the anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonates (LAS as the active compound. After their use they are discharged, theoretically after adequate wastewater treatment, into receiving waters finally reaching estuaries and coastal waters. Laboratory toxicity tests are useful tools in determining at which concentration a certain wastewater compound becomes hazardous for an existing group of organisms. Early life-stage toxicity tests include exposure during the most sensitive development period of the organism. In fish, this type of assay has shown to predict accurately maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC values (comprised in the range defined by the NOEC and LOEC in fish early life-stage tests. For this reason, larvae of the seabream, Sparus aurata, were exposed to increasing concentrations of LAS homologues (C10-C14 and commercial LAS. Obtained LC50 values ranged between 0.1 and 3.0 mg l-1 and were compared with LC50 values of previous hatching experiments with the same species. Larvae proved to be more sensitive to LAS exposure of individual homologues than eggs, except in the case of commercial LAS. LC50 values can be directly employed to determine their potential risk in a concrete environment with known pollutant concentrations. Dividing the LC50 value with the found homologue concentration and extrapolating with certain security factors proposed by different environmental organisms, potentially hazardous pollutant concentrations may be detected. Average estuarine or coastal LAS concentrations are generally below toxicity limits for this kind of organism, considering that the average alkyl chain length of commercial LAS is 11.6 carbon atoms.

  10. Spatial and temporal variability in air concentrations of short-chain (C10-C13) and medium-chain (C14-C17) chlorinated n-alkanes measured in the U.K. atmosphere.

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    Barber, Jonathan L; Sweetman, Andy J; Thomas, Gareth O; Braekevelt, Eric; Stern, Gary A; Jones, Kevin C

    2005-06-15

    Two studies were carried out on short-chain (C10-C13) and medium-chain (C14-C17) polychlorinated n-alkanes (sPCAs and mPCAs) in U.K. air samples. The first study entailed taking 20 24-h air samples with a pair of Hi-Vol air samplers at the Hazelrigg field station, near Lancaster University. These samples were carefully selected to coincide with times when air masses were predicted to have a fairly constant back trajectory for 24 h and to give a broad spectrum of different origins. The second study was a spatial survey of PCAs in the air at 20 outdoor sites in northern England and four indoor locations in Lancaster, using polyurethane foam (PUF) disk passive air samplers. Levels of the sPCAs in the Hi-Vol samples ranged from <185 to 3430 pg m(-3) (average 1130 pg m(-3)) and were higher than those previously measured at this site in 1997. Levels of the mPCAs ranged from <811 to 14500 pg m(-3) (average 3040 pg m(-3)); that is, they were higher than sPCAs. Both sPCA and mPCA air concentrations are of the same order of magnitude as PAH at this site. Back trajectory analysis showed that the history of the air mass in the 48 h prior to sampling had an important effect on the concentrations observed, with overland samples having higher levels than oceanic, implying that the U.K. is probably responsible for most of the PCAs measured in the U.K. atmosphere. Amounts of both sPCAs and mPCAs in the passive air samples followed a rural-urban gradient. PCAs appear to be released from multiple sources around the country, as a result of the diffusive, open industrial and construction use of the technical mixtures.

  11. FGF-2 Transcriptionally Down-Regulates the Expression of BNIP3L via PI3K/Akt/FoxO3a Signaling and Inhibits Necrosis and Mitochondrial Dysfunction Induced by High Concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide in H9c2 Cells

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    Qian Chen

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Cardiovascular disease is a growing major global public health problem. Necrosis is one of the main forms of cardiomyocyte death in heart disease. Oxidative stress is regarded as one of the key regulators of cardiac necrosis, which eventually leads to cardiovascular disease. Many pharmacological and in vitro studies have suggested that FGF-2 can act directly on cardiomyocytes to maintain the integrity and function of the myocardium and prevent damage during oxidative stress. However, the mechanisms by which FGF-2 rescues the myocardium from oxidative stress damage in cardiovascular disease remain unclear. The present study explored the protective effects of FGF-2 in the H2O2-induced necrosis of H9C2 cardiomyocytes as well as the possible signaling pathways involved. Methods: Necrosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes was induced by H2O2 and assessed using a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK8 assay and flow cytometry analysis. The cells were pretreated with the PI3K/Akt inhibitor Wortmannin to investigate the possible involvement of the PI3K/Akt pathway in the protection by FGF-2. The levels of Akt, p-Akt, FoxO3a, p-FoxO3a, and BNIP3L were detected by Western blot. Chromatin immuno-precipitation (ChIP analysis was used to test whether FoxO3a binds directly to the BNIP3L promoter region. A luciferase assay was used to study the effects of FoxO3a on BNIP3L gene promoter activity. Mitochondrial ΔΨM was quantified using tetramethylrhodamine methyl ester perchlorate (TMRM. The mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate (OCR was assessed with a Seahorse XF24 Analyzer. Results: Treatment with H2O2 decreased the phosphorylation of Akt and FoxO3a, and it induced the nuclear localization of FoxO3a and the necrosis of H9c2 cells. These effects of H2O2 were abrogated by pretreatment with FGF-2. Furthermore, the protective effects of FGF-2 were abolished by the PI3K/Akt inhibitor Wortmannin. ChIP analyses indicated that FoxO3a binds directly to the BNIP3L promoter

  12. Basic Data Report for Drillhole SNL-9 (C-2950)

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    Dennis W. Powers; Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services

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    SNL-9 (permitted by the State Engineer as C-2950) was drilled to provide geological data and hydrological testing of the Culebra Dolomite Member of the Permian Rustler Formation within a proposed re-entrant of the margin of halite dissolved from the upper part of the Salado near Livingston Ridge. SNL-9 is located in the southeast quarter of section 23, T22S, R30E, in eastern Eddy County, New Mexico. SNL-9 was drilled to a total depth of 845 ft below the ground surface. Below surface dune sand and the Berino soil, SNL-9 encountered, in order, the Mescalero caliche, Gatuna, Dewey Lake, Rustler, and uppermost Salado Formations. Two intervals were cored: 1) from the lower Forty-niner Member through the Magenta Dolomite and into the upper Tamarisk Member; and 2) from the lower Tamarisk Member through the Culebra Dolomite and Los Meda?os Members and into the uppermost Salado Formation. Geophysical logs were acquired from the open hole to total depth, and the drillhole was successfully completed with a screened interval open across the Culebra.

  13. H9c2 cardiomyoblasts produce thyroid hormone.

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    Meischl, Christof; Buermans, Henk P; Hazes, Thierry; Zuidwijk, Marian J; Musters, René J P; Boer, Christa; van Lingen, Arthur; Simonides, Warner S; Blankenstein, Marinus A; Dupuy, Corrine; Paulus, Walter J; Hack, C Erik; Ris-Stalpers, Carrie; Roos, Dirk; Niessen, Hans W M

    2008-05-01

    Thyroid hormone acts on a wide range of tissues. In the cardiovascular system, thyroid hormone is an important regulator of cardiac function and cardiovascular hemodynamics. Although some early reports in the literature suggested an unknown extrathyroidal source of thyroid hormone, it is currently thought to be produced exclusively in the thyroid gland, a highly specialized organ with the sole function of generating, storing, and secreting thyroid hormone. Whereas most of the proteins necessary for thyroid hormone synthesis are thought to be expressed exclusively in the thyroid gland, we now have found evidence that all of these proteins, i.e., thyroglobulin, DUOX1, DUOX2, the sodium-iodide symporter, pendrin, thyroid peroxidase, and thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor, are also expressed in cardiomyocytes. Furthermore, we found thyroglobulin to be transiently upregulated in an in vitro model of ischemia. When performing these experiments in the presence of 125 I, we found that 125 I was integrated into thyroglobulin and that under ischemia-like conditions the radioactive signal in thyroglobulin was reduced. Concomitantly we observed an increase of intracellularly produced, 125 I-labeled thyroid hormone. In conclusion, our findings demonstrate for the first time that cardiomyocytes produce thyroid hormone in a manner adapted to the cell's environment.

  14. Magnetic Moment of Proton Drip-Line Nucleus (9)C

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    Matsuta, K.; Fukuda, M.; Tanigaki, M.; Minamisono, T.; Nojiri, Y.; Mihara, M.; Onishi, T.; Yamaguchi, T.; Harada, A.; Sasaki, M.

    1994-01-01

    The magnetic moment of the proton drip-line nucleus C-9(I(sup (pi)) = 3/2, T(sub 1/2) = 126 ms) has been measured for the first time, using the beta-NMR detection technique with polarized radioactive beams. The measure value for the magnetic moment is 1mu(C-9)! = 1.3914 +/- 0.0005 (mu)N. The deduced spin expectation value of 1.44 is unusually larger than any other ones of even-odd nuclei.

  15. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to an equimolar mixture of the CLA isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12 (marketed as Clarinol® and Tonalin®) and “contributes to a reduction in body fat mass” pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation

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    Tetens, Inge

    to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to an equimolar mixture (marketed under the trade names Clarinol® and Tonalin®) of the two conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12. The Panel considers that the food is sufficiently characterised. The claimed...... of the CLA isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12, marketed under the trade names of Clarinol® and Tonalin®, and a beneficial physiological effect....

  16. 75 FR 43099 - Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CT7-9C and -9C3 Turboprop Engines

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    ... Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail... on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the proposed AD. We will.... We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov , including...

  17. 基质金属蛋白酶-9 C-1562T基因多态性与冠心病相关关系的初步研究%Relationships Study about Polymorphism of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 with Coronary Heart Disease

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    王梅芳; 肖传实; 巩书文; 王瑞英; 刘秀娥; 候丽虹; 杨林花

    2007-01-01

    目的:了解基质金属蛋白酶-9(matrix metaloproteinase-9,MMP-9)C-1562T多态性在山西省人群中的分布,初步探讨其与冠心病(conoary heart disease,CHD)的相关性.方法:采用聚合酶链反应限制性酶切片段长度多态性(polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism,PCR-RFLP)方法,判定各研究对象的基因型,并统计各基因型及等位基因的频率.结果:在CHD组(84例)和正常对照组(64例)C/T基因型的频率分别是26.6%、21.4%,T等位基因频率为14.8%、10.7%,两组比较无显著性差异(P值均>0.05).将CHD分组后,分别将不稳定心绞痛(unstable angina,UA)(37例)、心肌梗死(myocardial isechemia,MI)(27例)组C/T基因型和T等位基因频率与正常对照组比较,结果表明,UA组(C/T为44.4%,T为25.9%)与正常对照组(C/T为21.4%,T为10.7%)比较差异有统计学意义(均P<0.05).结论:CHD组中UA患者MMP9C1562T C/T基因型及T等位基因频率与正常对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结合临床资料分析,CHD组C/T和T/T基因型即T等位基因携带者65岁以下患者占61%,且多为不稳定心绞痛患者(72.7%),提示了MMP 9C-1562T多态性可能是65岁以下UA患者的一个危险因素.

  18. PPA Rγ上调大鼠心肌细胞中 miR-148b表达不依赖于转录水平%PPARγup-regulated miR-148b expression in H9 C2 cells of rats is not dependent on the transcriptional level

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    赵娜; 张勇; 刘小军; 夏东雨; 徐姣姣; 刘仲伟; 潘硕; 于海奕

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore wheather PPARγ up‐regulates the miR‐148b expression in cardiomyo‐cytesof rats ,and whether this process is dependent on the transcriptional level .Methods :Piogliatazone and GW9662 were used by PPARγagonist and antagonist to stimulate H9 C2 cells in rats .Using Real‐time PCR evaluate the ex‐pression level of miR‐148b in H9 C2 cells of rats .Applying bioinformatics analysis predicte the binding sites between PPARγand promoter region of miR‐148b .Using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay verify wheather PPARγ binds to the predicted binding sites in the promoter of miR‐148b .Results:Pioglitazone up‐regulated miR‐148b expression in a dose‐dependent manner (P<0 .01) .In addition ,the up‐regulated miR‐148b expression by piogl‐itazone was inhibited totally by GW9662 (P<0 .01) .Bioinformatic analysis found two binding sites between PPARγand promoter region of miR‐148b .ChIP assay verify that PPARγdid not bind to the two predicted binding sites in the promoter region of miR‐148b .Conclusion :PPARγup‐regulates miR‐148b expression in cardiomyocytes of rats , but does no dependent on the transcriptional level .%目的:探讨 PPARγ是否能上调大鼠心肌细胞中 miR‐148b表达,以及PPARγ上调miR‐148b表达是否依赖于转录水平。方法:利用吡格列酮刺激大鼠 H9 C2心肌细胞PPARγ激动,应用GW9662特异性拮抗大鼠心肌细胞PPARγ激动。采用Real‐time PCR法检测大鼠H9 C2心肌细胞中miR‐148b表达水平;利用生物信息学方法分析miR‐148b启动子区域的PPARγ结合位点;应用染色质免疫共沉淀法(ChIP)验证PPARγ是否与miR‐148b启动子结合。结果:吡格列酮剂量依赖性上调miR‐148b表达(P<0.01);吡格列酮上调miRs‐148b表达后,给予PPARγ特异性拮抗剂GW9662,上调的miR‐148b表达降至对照水平(P<0.01);生物信息学预测miR‐148b启动子区

  19. Crystal structures of tris[1-oxopyridine-2-olato(1−]silicon(IV chloride chloroform-d1 disolvate, tris[1-oxopyridine-2-olato(1−]silicon(IV chloride acetonitrile unquantified solvate, and fac-tris[1-oxopyridine-2-thiolato(1−]silicon(IV chloride chloroform-d1 disolvate

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    Full Text Available The cations in the title salts, [Si(OPO3]Cl·2CDCl3, (I, [Si(OPO3]Cl·xCH3CN, (II, and fac-[Si(OPTO3]Cl·2CDCl3, (III (OPO = 1-oxo-2-pyridinone, C5H4NO2, and OPTO = 1-oxo-2-pyridinethione, C5H4NOS, have distorted octahedral coordination spheres. The first two structures contain the same cation and anion, but different solvents of crystallization led to different solvates and packing arrangements. In structures (I and (III, the silicon complex cations and chloride anions are well separated, while in (II, there are two C—H...Cl distances that fall just within the sum of the van der Waals radii of the C and Cl atoms. The pyridine portions of the OPO ligands in (I and (II are modeled as disordered with the planar flips of themselves [(I: 0.574 (15:0.426 (15, 0.696 (15:0.304 (15, and 0.621 (15:0.379 (15; (II: 0.555 (13:0.445 (13, 0.604 (14:0.396 (14 and 0.611 (13:0.389 (13], demonstrating that both fac and mer isomers are co-crystallized. In (II, highly disordered solvent, located in two independent channels along [100], was unable to be modeled. Reflection contributions from this solvent were fixed and added to the calculated structure factors using the SQUEEZE [Spek (2015. Acta Cryst. C71, 9–18] function of program PLATON, which determined there to be 54 electrons in 225 Å3 accounted for per unit cell (25 electrons in 109 Å3 in one channel, and 29 electrons in 115 Å3 in the other. In (I and (II, all species lie on general positions. In (III, all species are located along crystallographic threefold axes.

  20. Crystal structures of tris-[1-oxo-pyridine-2-olato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride chloro-form-d 1 disolvate, tris-[1-oxo-pyridine-2-olato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride aceto-nitrile unqu-anti-fied solvate, and fac-tris-[1-oxo-pyridine-2-thiol-ato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride chloro-form-d 1 disolvate.

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    Kraft, Bradley M; Brennessel, William W; Ryan, Amy E; Benjamin, Candace K

    2015-12-01

    The cations in the title salts, [Si(OPO)3]Cl·2CDCl3, (I), [Si(OPO)3]Cl·xCH3CN, (II), and fac-[Si(OPTO)3]Cl·2CDCl3, (III) (OPO = 1-oxo-2-pyridin-one, C5H4NO2, and OPTO = 1-oxo-2-pyridine-thione, C5H4NOS), have distorted octa-hedral coordination spheres. The first two structures contain the same cation and anion, but different solvents of crystallization led to different solvates and packing arrangements. In structures (I) and (III), the silicon complex cations and chloride anions are well separated, while in (II), there are two C-H⋯Cl distances that fall just within the sum of the van der Waals radii of the C and Cl atoms. The pyridine portions of the OPO ligands in (I) and (II) are modeled as disordered with the planar flips of themselves [(I): 0.574 (15):0.426 (15), 0.696 (15):0.304 (15), and 0.621 (15):0.379 (15); (II): 0.555 (13):0.445 (13), 0.604 (14):0.396 (14) and 0.611 (13):0.389 (13)], demonstrating that both fac and mer isomers are co-crystallized. In (II), highly disordered solvent, located in two independent channels along [100], was unable to be modeled. Reflection contributions from this solvent were fixed and added to the calculated structure factors using the SQUEEZE [Spek (2015 ▸). Acta Cryst. C71, 9-18] function of program PLATON, which determined there to be 54 electrons in 225 Å(3) accounted for per unit cell (25 electrons in 109 Å(3) in one channel, and 29 electrons in 115 Å(3) in the other). In (I) and (II), all species lie on general positions. In (III), all species are located along crystallographic threefold axes.

  1. Scan Rate Dependent Spin Crossover Iron(II) Complex with Two Different Relaxations and Thermal Hysteresis fac-[Fe(II)(HL(n-Pr))3]Cl·PF6 (HL(n-Pr) = 2-Methylimidazol-4-yl-methylideneamino-n-propyl).

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    Fujinami, Takeshi; Nishi, Koshiro; Hamada, Daisuke; Murakami, Keishiro; Matsumoto, Naohide; Iijima, Seiichiro; Kojima, Masaaki; Sunatsuki, Yukinari

    2015-08-03

    Solvent-free spin crossover Fe(II) complex fac-[Fe(II)(HL(n-Pr))3]Cl·PF6 was prepared, where HL(n-Pr) denotes 2-methylimidazol-4-yl-methylideneamino-n-propyl. The magnetic susceptibility measurements at scan rate of 0.5 K min(-1) showed two successive spin transition processes consisting of the first spin transition T1 centered at 122 K (T1↑ = 127.1 K, T1↓ = 115.8 K) and the second spin transition T2 centered at ca. 105 K (T2↑ = 115.8 K, T2↓ = 97.2 K). The magnetic susceptibility measurements at the scan rate of 2.0, 1.0, 0.5, 0.25, and 0.1 K min(-1) showed two scan speed dependent spin transitions, while the Mössbauer spectra detected only the first spin transition T1. The crystal structures were determined at 160, 143, 120, 110, 95 K in the cooling mode, and 110, 120, and 130 K in the warming mode so as to follow the spin transition process of high-spin HS → HS(T1) → HS(T2) → low-spin LS → LS(T2) → LS(T1) → HS. The crystal structures at all temperatures have a triclinic space group P1̅ with Z = 2. The complex-cation has an octahedral N6 coordination geometry with three bidentate ligands and assume a facial-isomer with Δ- and Λ-enantimorphs. Three imidazole groups of fac-[Fe(II)(HL(n-Pr))3](2+) are hydrogen-bonded to three Cl(-) ions. The 3:3 NH(imidazole)···Cl(-) hydrogen-bonds form a stepwise ladder assembly structure, which is maintained during the spin transition process. The spin transition process is related to the structural changes of the FeN6 coordination environment, the order-disorder of PF6(-) anion, and the conformation change of n-propyl groups. The Fe-N bond distance in the HS state is longer by 0.2 Å than that in the LS state. Disorder of PF6(-) anion is not observed in the LS state but in the HS state. The conformational changes of n-propyl groups are found in the spin transition processes except for HS → HS(T1) → HS(T2).

  2. Dysprosium carbide iodides Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2}I{sub 18}, Dy{sub 4}(C{sub 2})I{sub 6} and Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}; Dysprosiumcarbidiodide Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2}I{sub 18}, Dy{sub 4}(C{sub 2})I{sub 6} und Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}

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    Mattausch, H.; Hoch, C.; Simon, A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Stuttgart (Germany)

    2007-02-15

    The title compounds are formed by reaction of DyI{sub 3}, Dy metal and C in stoichiometric amounts in closed Ta ampoules, Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2}I{sub 18} at 930 C for 7 days, Dy{sub 4}(C{sub 2})I{sub 6} at 950 C for 6 days and Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} at 900 C for 11 days as pure samples according to X-ray powder diffraction. Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2}I{sub 18} crystallizes in space group P2{sub 1}/c with a = 10.470(2), b = 17.152(3), c = 13.983(3) Aa and {beta} = 121.14(3) , Dy{sub 4}(C{sub 2})I{sub 6} in Pnnm with a = 13.622(3), b = 14.335(3) and c = 8.396(2) Aa, and Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} in C2/c with a = 19.149(4), b = 12.069(2), c = 18.595(4) Aa, and {beta} = 90.54(3) . The crystal structure of Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2}I{sub 18} is composed of Dy double octahedra centered by (C{sub 2}){sup 6-} groups (ethanide) with the iodide ions above the edges and the corners of the Dy{sub 10}(C{sub 2}){sub 2} units. In Dy{sub 4}(C{sub 2})I{sub 6} the Dy atoms form chains of trans-edge sharing octahedra with embedded (C{sub 2}) groups. In the structure of Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} alternately cis-, trans-edge-condensed Dy{sub 6} octahedra centered by (C{sub 2}) groups occur. The iodine atoms surround the chains like in the M{sub 6}X{sub 12} cluster and interconnect neighboring chains. (orig.)

  3. Synthesis, structural and spectral studies of five- and six-coordinate adducts of organotin(IV) halides containing dibenzylsulfoxide (DBSO) as ligand. The crystal structures of fac-[MeSnCl{sub 3}(dbso){sub 2}] and trans-[Ph{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2}(dbso){sub 2}

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    Sousa, Gerimario F. de [Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), DF (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica], e-mail: gfreitas@unb.br; Sabino, Jose R.; Vencato, Ivo [Universidade Federal do Goias (UFGO), Goiania, GO (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Filgueiras, Carlos A. L. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Ardisson, Jose D. [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Lab. de Fisica Aplicada

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    The reaction of the ambidentate ligand dibenzylsulfoxide (dbso) with Me{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2} in 1:1 molar ratio leads to the formation of the five-coordinate adduct [Me{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2}(dbso)], whereas the same reaction conditions with Ph{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2} provide the six-coordinate adduct trans-[Ph{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2}(dbso){sub 2}]. On the other hand, the reaction with {sup {pi}}Bu{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2} forms the dimeric adduct [{l_brace}{sup {pi}}Bu{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2}(dbso){r_brace}{sub 2}], which probably possesses octahedral tin(IV) nuclei and bridging chlorides. The adducts [MeSnCl{sub 3}(dbso){sub 2}] and [Ph{sub 3}SnCl(dbso)] were also prepared and included in the study. All complexes were studied by microanalysis and IR, NMR ({sup 1}H, {sup 13}C and {sup 119}Sn) and Moessbauer spectroscopies to investigate their structural properties. The six-coordinate species fac-[MeSnCl{sub 3}(dbso){sub 2}] and trans-[Ph{sub 2}SnCl{sub 2}(dbso){sub 2}] were also studied by single crystal X-ray diffractometry. These compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic, Pbcn, and monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/c, respectively, as discrete neutral molecules with the tin(IV) atom in a distorted octahedral geometry and the two dbso ligands in cis and trans positions, respectively. (author)

  4. MAC/FAC: A Model of Similarity-Based Retrieval

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    1994-10-01

    giraffe, donkey] (b) HEAVIER [camel, cow] --- BITE [ dromedary , calf] (c) HEAVIER [camel, cowl --- TALLER [giraffe, donkey] (d) GREATER [WEIGHT(camel...stand a good chance of being matched, depending on the stored similarities between TALLER, HEAVIER, and BITE, camel, dromedary and giraffe, and so on

  5. Faxing Structures to the Moon: Freeform Additive Construction System (FACS)

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    Howe, A. Scott; Wilcox, Brian; McQuin, Christopher; Townsend, Julie; Rieber, Richard; Barmatz, Martin; Leichty, John

    2013-01-01

    Using the highly articulated All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE) robotic mobility system as a precision positioning tool, a variety of print head technologies can be used to 3D print large-scale in-situ structures on planetary surfaces such as the moon or Mars. In effect, in the same way CAD models can be printed in a 3D printer, large-scale structures such as walls, vaults, domes, berms, paving, trench walls, and other insitu derived elements can be FAXed to the planetary surface and built in advance of the arrival of crews, supplementing equipment and materials brought from earth. This paper discusses the ATHLETE system as a mobility / positioning platform, and presents several options for large-scale additive print head technologies, including tunable microwave "sinterator" approaches and in-situ concrete deposition. The paper also discusses potential applications, such as sintered-in-place habitat shells, radiation shielding, road paving, modular bricks, and prefabricated construction components.

  6. Un fac-similé, le choix pour Altamira

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La Néogrotte est la reproduction de la grotte d’Altamira, dans son état d’origine, et pas comme elle est arrivée jusqu'à nous. Dans sa forme et ses dimensions, elle recrée l’architecture naturelle de la grotte d’Altamira, l’espace souterrain tel qu’il était pendant le Paléolithique Supérieur, il y a 14 000 ans. Sa création entraîna un grand effort de recherche géologique et archéologique et le développement d’applications technologiques, cartographiques et de restitution tridimensionnelle très avancées. Toutes les connaissances scientifiques obtenues furent mises au service de l’intérêt général des visiteurs du musée.The Néogrotte is a reproduction of the Altamira cave in its original state, and not in the way it has come down to us. In its shape and dimensions, it recreates the natural architecture of the cave and its underground area as it was in the Upper Paleolithic era, 14,000 years ago. Its creation represents a major effort in terms of geological and archaeological research and the development of technological application and advanced three-dimensional restitution. The scientific knowledge obtained by the project is made available to the museum's visitors.

  7. Microwave Sinterator Freeform Additive Construction System (MS-FACS)

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    Howe, Alan S.; Wilcox, Brian H.; Barmatz, Martin B.; Mercury, Michael B.; Siebert, Michael A.; Rieber, Richard R.

    2013-01-01

    The harmful properties of lunar dust, such as small size, glass composition, abnormal surface area, and coatings of imbedded nanophase iron, lead to a unique coupling of the dust with microwave radiation. This coupling can be exploited for rapid sintering of lunar soil for use as a construction material that can be formed to take on an infinite number of shapes and sizes. This work describes a system concept for building structures on the lunar surface using lunar regolith (soil). This system uses the ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex- Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) mobility system as a positioning system with a microwave print head (similar to that of a smaller-scale 3D printer). A processing system delivers the lunar regolith to the microwave print head, where the microwave print head/chamber lays down a layer of melted regolith. An arm on the ATHLETE system positions the layer depending on the desired structure.

  8. Planeación por escenarios en la FAC

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    Mikell Ibarra Fernández

    2007-01-01

    La prospectiva cree que el futuro se explica desde el presente, y éste a su vez del pasado, esta relación causa-efecto permite construir nuestro mañana, valiéndose del análisis de los factores sociales, económicos, culturales, ambientales y políticos que afectan el desarrollo histórico, Llevándonos a una visión sistémica v compleja del mundo. Construir el mañana tiene al ser humano y a sus instituciones como protagonistas de su propia historia

  9. Panida: edición facsímilar

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    Greiff, León de; Isaza, Teodomiro; Jaramillo Arango, Rafael; Martínez, Bernardo; Mejía Arango, Félix; Parra Toro, Libardo; Rendón B., Ricardo; Restrepo Olarte, Jesús; Vasco Gutiérrez, Eduardo; Villa Carrasquilla, Jorge; González, Fernando; Mora Vázquez, José Manuel; Gaviria Toro, José

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    Con la presente edición facsimilar de la revista Panida, la colección concebida para conmemorar el Bicentenario de la Independencia de Antioquia llega a su título número cien -- Y como un gesto simbólico, los editores han querido recordar los cien años de la publicación de la revista que marcó una ruptura cultural en la pequeña y mojigata aldea con pretensiones de ciudad que era la Medellín de principios del siglo xx -- La revista tuvo una vida efímera: sus diez números fueron publicados entr...

  10. Structural study of (N{sub 2}H{sub 5},H){sub 2.9}U{sub 1.1}Ce{sub 0.9}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 5}·10H{sub 2}O from a conventional X-ray diffraction diagram obtained on a powder synthesized by a fast vortex process

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    Brackx, E., E-mail: Emmanuelle.brackx@cea.fr [CEA, DEN, DTEC, SGCS, LMAC, Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Laval, J.P. [Centre Européen de la Céramique, SPCTS, UMR-CNRS 7315, Université de Limoges, Faculté des Sciences, 12 rue Atlantis, 87068 Limoges (France); Dugne, O. [CEA, DEN, DTEC, SGCS, LMAC, Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Feraud, J.P. [CEA, DEN, DTEC, SGCS, LGCI, Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Arab-Chapelet, B. [CEA, DEN, DRCP, SCPS, LC2A, Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze (France)

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    In the context of research on U/minor actinides for nuclear fuel reprocessing in the transmutation process, developments are first studied with surrogates containing uranium and lanthanides to facilitate testing. The tests consist of precipitating and calcining a hydrazinium uranium/cerium oxalate. The structure of this oxalate had not been previously determined, but was necessary to validate the physicochemical mechanisms involved. The present study, firstly demonstrates the structural similarity of the U/Ce oxalate phase (N{sub 2}H{sub 5},H){sub 2.9}U{sub 1.1}Ce{sub 0.9}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 5}·10H{sub 2}O, synthesized using a vortex precipitator for continuous synthesis of actinide oxalates, with previously known oxalates, crystallizing in P6{sub 3}/mmc symmetry, obtained by more classical methods. This fast precipitation process induces massive nucleation of fine powders. Their structural and microstructural determination confirms that the raw and dried phases belong to the same structural family as (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}U{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 5}·0.7H{sub 2}O whose structure was described by Chapelet-Arab in P6{sub 3}/mmc symmetry, using single crystal data. However, they present an extended disorder inside the tunnels of the structure, even after drying at 100 °C, between water and hydrazinium ions. This disorder is directly related to the fast vortex method. This structure determination can be used as a basis for further semi-quantitative analysis on the U/minor actinides products formed under various experimental conditions. - Highlights: • Uranium cerium oxalate precipitate characterization by X-ray powder diffraction. • Morphology characterization by SEM analysis. • Structure determination by unit cell Rietveld refinement.

  11. Airpower versus a Fielded Force: Misty FACs of Vietnam and A-10 FACs of Kosovo - A Comparative Analysis

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    targets struck. The two pilots spend the next few hours helping to prepare for the next day, then grab a quick steak before heading to the Misty bar. Here...foremost being the low risk of collateral damage.38 The strikes were intended as the punishment portion of NATO’s coercive carrot-and- stick strategy. The...more than 500. 46. R. Jeffrey Smith and William Drozdiak, “Anatomy of a Purge ,” Washington Post, 11 April 1999, A1. 54 47. Phil M. Haun, A-10

  12. 基于面式-三(2-(4-三氟甲基苯基)吡啶)合铱配合物为发光中心的高效绿光有机电致发光器件%Efficient Green Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with fac-Tris(2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyi)pyridine)iridium Complex as Emitter

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    滕明瑜; 王铖铖; 荆一铭; 郑佑轩; 林晨

    2013-01-01

    用经典的方法合成了面式-三(2-(4-三氟甲基苯基)吡啶)合铱配合物(fac-Ir(tfmppy)3),并得到了其晶体结构.在CH2Cl2溶液中Ir(tfmppy)3的发射光谱显示出了峰值位于525 nm的π→π*跃迁吸收以及金属到配体电荷转移(MLCT)吸收,色坐标(CIE)为(o.31,0.62),量子效率计算为4.59%(以Ru(bpyh]Cl2为参照).以Ir(ffmppy)3为发光中心,制备并研究了有机电致发光器件:ITO/rAPC (60 nm)/Ir(tfmppy)3 (x%):mCP (30 nm)/TPBi (60 nm)/LiF(1 nm)/Al (100 nm).4%掺杂浓度的器件在.4 197 cd·m-2的亮度下显示的最大电流效率为33.95 cd·A-1,在12.7 V时的最大亮度为43 612 cd·m-2,色坐标(CIE)为(0.31,0.61).利用瞬态电致发光法(transient electroluminescence (TEL))、在1 300 (V·cm-1)1/2的电场强度下 Ir(tfmppy)3配合物的电子迁移率测定为4.24× 10-6 cm2·(V·s)-1.非常接近于常用的电子传输材料八羟基喹啉铝(Alq3的电子迁移率.%fac-Tris(2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)pyridine)iridium (Ir(tfmppy)3) was prepared by conventional method and its crystal structure was determined.Excitation at either r→πr* or MLCT absorption band of Ir (tfmppy)3 in CH2Cl2 solution leads to the same MLCT emission maxima at 525 nm with Commission Interuationale de L'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates of (0.31,0.62) and the emission quantum yield is 4.59% in CH2C12 (by reference to an aerated aqueous solution of [Ru (bpy)3]Cl2 as the standard solution).Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on the green electrophosphorescent complex in ITO/TAPC (1,1-bis [4-[N,N-di(p-tolyl)amino]phenyl]cyclohexane,60 nm)/Ir (tfmppy)3 (x%):mCP (1,3-bis (carbazol-9-yl)benzene,30 nm)/TPBi (2,2',2"-(1,3,5-benzinetriyl)-tris (1-phenyl-1-H-benzimidazole,60 nm)/LiF (1 nm)/Al (100 nm) were investigated.The device with 4% dopant concentration shows a maximum current efficiency of 33.95 cd·A-1 at 4 197 cd· m-2,a maximum brightness of 43 612 cd·m-2 at 12.7 V,and CIE coordinates of (0.31,0.61).The device

  13. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to an equimolar mixture of the CLA isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12 (marketed as Clarinol® and Tonalin® and ?contributes to a reduction in body fat mass? pursuant to Article 13(5 of Regulation (EC No 1924/2006

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    Full Text Available Following an application from BASF SE and Stepan Lipid Nutrition, submitted for the authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5 of Regulation (EC No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of the Netherlands, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to an equimolar mixture (marketed under the trade names Clarinol® and Tonalin® of the two conjugated linoleic acid (CLA isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12. The Panel considers that the food is sufficiently characterised. The claimed effect is “contributes to a reduction in body fat mass”. In previous assessments on the safety of these equimolar isomeric mixtures of CLA, the NDA Panel considered that the observed increase in plasma and urinary concentrations of isoprostanes, which may indicate an increase in lipid peroxidation, and the increase in some markers of subclinical inflammation associated with CLA consumption, together with the limited data available on the effects of CLA on vascular function, may indicate a potential for vascular damage in the longer term. The Panel considers that the information provided does not establish that a reduction in body fat mass, when accompanied by an increase in markers of lipid peroxidation and inflammation, is a beneficial physiological effect for the target population. The Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between the consumption of an equimolar mixture of the CLA isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12, marketed under the trade names of Clarinol® and Tonalin®, and a beneficial physiological effect.

  14. Interaction Between K10C4H4FN2O2Sm(PW11O39)2·12.5H2O and Bovine Serum Albumin%有机磷钨多金属氧酸盐FSPW与牛血清白蛋白相互作用

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    利用紫外-可见吸收光谱和荧光光谱法,考查了有机磷钨多金属氧酸盐K10C4H4FN2O2Sm(PW11O39)2·12.5H2O(FSPW)与牛血清白蛋白(BSA)间的相互作用.实验表明,化合物FSPW引起BSA蛋白质荧光强度发生有规律猝灭.结合紫外-可见吸收光谱的结果可以判断,化合物FSPW对BSA的荧光猝灭是与BSA基态分子间发生作用的结果,与BSA结合反应的猝灭机制为静态猝灭.化合物FSPW与BSA相互作用的AG<0,表明它与BSA的结合平衡是一个自发的过程.△H<0、△S<0说明化合物FSPW与BSA的作用过程是一个放热过程,与BSA的相互作用主要是焓驱动的结果.化合物FSPW主要通过氢键和范德华力与BSA发生相互作用.同步荧光光谱表明,化合物FSPW与BSA发生了强结合并进入蛋白质的疏水腔,导致蛋白质的构象发生变化,结合位点接近于色氨酸残基.%The interaction between the polyoxometalate K10C4H4FN2O2Sm(PW11O39)2· 12.5H2O (FSPW) and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)was investigated by using fluorescence and UV/vis. The experimental results show that the regular fluorescence quenching of BSA is caused by the compound FSPW. According to the UV-visible absorption spectra, the fluorescence quenching of BSA is caused by the formation of FSPW-BSA complex, and it is a static quenching. The △G of the process of interaction between the compound FSPW and BSA is less than zero, which indicates that this process is a spontaneous process. The △H and △S are both less than zero, which shows that the binding process of FSPW and BSA is an exothermic molecular interaction, in which the hydrogen bend and van der Waals' force play the major role. The results of synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy show that FSPW is strongly bound with BSA by inserting into the hydmphobic cavity of the protein, and the binding process causes the change of protein conformation. The binding site is close to the tryptophan residue.

  15. Contribution of ocular B-mode and triplex Doppler in the evaluation of 10 Poodle dogs with cataracts Contribuição diagnóstica da ultrassonografia ocular e Doppler Triplex na avaliação de 10 cães Poodle com catarata

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    Full Text Available The findings of b-mode and especially triplex Doppler ocular ultrasound in the evaluation of 10 Poodle dogs with cataracts, which bring a contribution not yet reported in veterinary medicine, were reported. Ten Poodle dogs of varied ages and presenting cataracts were used. All animals were evaluated for ophthalmic and ultrasound examination. The ultrasound examination allowed the evaluation of the sonographic anatomy of the eye and measurement of the axial thickness of the lens (ATL. Using the Doppler mode, the blood flow of the ophthalmic artery and its vascular indexes, systolic velocity (SV, resistive index (RI and pulsatility index (PI were measured. Values found for ATL were 5.89±1.05 for the right eye (OD and 6.07±1.32 for the left eye (OS. Values found using Doppler evaluation were SV OD: 26.54±7.05 and SV OS: 29.21±11.18; PI OD: 1.89±0.61 and PI OS: 1.7±0.35; RI OD: 0.76±0.1 and RI OS: 0.72±0.09 (OS. It was concluded that triplex Doppler was important for the determination of vascular indexes of the ophthalmic artery, which can be used for monitoring animals with hemodynamic alterations of the eyes and monitoring the therapy of ocular diseases.Descreveram-se os achados da ultrassonografia ocular convencional e, principalmente, do modo Doppler Triplex na avaliação de 10 cães da raça Poodle com catarata, contribuindo com parâmetros ainda não relatados em medicina veterinária. Foram utilizados 10 cães de diferentes idades e da raça Poodle, apresentando graus variados de catarata. Os animais foram submetidos ao exame oftalmológico e ultrassonográfico. Por meio da ultrassonografia avaliaram-se a anatomia ultrassonográfica dos bulbos oculares e a espessura axial da lente (EAL. Por meio do modo Doppler verificaram-se o tipo de fluxo sanguíneo da artéria oftálmica e seus índices vasculares, a velocidade sistólica (VS, o índice de resistência (RI e a pulsatividade (PI. Os valores de EAL para olho direito (OD foi de 5

  16. 血清白介素-6、白介素-10、C-反应蛋白对全关节置换术后早期感染的诊断价值%Serum interleukin -6, interleukin -10, C- reactive protein on the value of early diagnosis of infection after total joint replacement

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    Objective To investigate the serum levels of interleukin ( IL)-6, IL-10, C-reactive protein ( CRP) on the value of early diagnosis of infection after total joint replacement. Methods Hip, knee arthroplasty ( observation group) in 38 cases, and the establishment of health personnel control (control group) 34 cases were enrolled. All ca-ses were detected with chemiluminescence immunoassay method for IL-6, IL-10 level, CRP level was determined by immune turbidimetry, changes of 1, 3, 5, 7 d, IL-6, IL-10, CRP level in serum observation of 1 d patients before and after joint replacement. Results Serum IL-6, IL-10, CRP levels were (3. 24 ± 0. 56) ng/L, (8. 15 ± 2. 28) ng/L, (1. 68 ± 0. 31) mg/L. Preoperative 1 d observation group compared with the control group, no significant differences in the level of IL-6, IL-10, CRP (P>0. 05). After 1, 3, 5 d were observed in group IL-6, IL-10, CRP levels were Significantly higher than those in the control group, the difference was statistically significant ( P 0. 05), CRP levels were significantly higher than those in the control group (P0. 05), higher than the preoperative 1 d serum CRP level after 7 d (P0.05)。术后1、3、5 d观察组IL-6、IL-10、CRP水平均明显高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P0.05), CRP水平明显高于对照组( P0.05),术后7 d血清CRP水平高于术前1 d(P<0.05)。结论血清IL-6、IL-10及CRP均能于早期反映全关节置换术后炎症状态,但IL-6、IL-10更敏感、准确率更高,对早期诊断全关节置换术后感染更有价值。

  17. Single-photon emission associated with double electron capture in F9+ + C collisions

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    Radiative double electron capture (RDEC), the one-step process occurring in ion-atom collisions, has been investigated for bare fluorine ions colliding with carbon. RDEC is completed when two target electrons are captured to a bound state of a projectile simultaneously with the emission of a single photon. This work is a follow-up to our earlier measurement of RDEC for bare oxygen projectiles, thus providing a recipient system free of electron-related Coulomb fields in both cases and allowing for the comparison between the two collision systems as well as with available theoretical studies. The most significant mechanisms of x-ray emission that may contribute to the RDEC energy region as background processes are also addressed.

  18. OKOLOCHX, E9 C 6, EGWU, R T. At ; UMOH, JU and LUGA, I, L. I

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    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ahmadu Bello. University Zaria ... steps leading to the processing of milk into yoghurt, recording temperatures and pH measurements .... the packaging of the finished product usually sit to do their work. ..... are not acid tolerant, chilling is necessary to stop.

  19. 9C-3D seismic interpretation of the Bakken Formation, Banner Field, North Dakota

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    The Bakken Petroleum System is a multi-reservoir play with estimated total undiscovered resources of 3.649 BBO oil and 1.85 TCF natural gas in the United States portion of the Williston Basin (Pollastro 2008). The presence of natural fractures in all three members of the Bakken Formation have been linked to high initial production (IP) and cumulative production from the Antelope Field and better reservoir potential in the Elm Coulee Field and Sanish Fields (Sturm and Gomez 2009; Honsberger 2012; Theloy 2011). Therefore, the ability of seismic data to determine the presence, orientation, and density of natural fractures is an important achievement for petroleum exploration and exploitation. The STAMPEDE 9-component seismic survey is located in Mountrail County, North Dakota, in the Banner Field, southeast of the Parshall and Sanish Fields. It is the goal of the Reservoir Characterization Project to analyze the structural influences on reservoir properties in the STAMPEDE survey area using the compressional and pure shear seismic volumes supplemented by the public well information available on the North Dakota Industrial Commission website. Fracturing induced by basement faulting and lithology changes is detectable using multicomponent seismic data in the Stampede seismic survey. Shear wave splitting analysis delineates zones of different fracture orientation and density. These areas correlate to interpreted fault intersections and the predicted area of increased fracture frequency based on facies changes in the Middle Bakken Member and its mechanical stratigraphy. Wrench fault mechanics are at work in the study area, creating isolated convergent and divergent stress regimes in the separate fault blocks. Main fault interpretations are based on shear wave isochron mapping, wireline log mapping, seismic panel observations. Fracture interpretations were made on the analysis of shear time and amplitude anisotropy maps and the correlation of a P-wave Velocity Variation with Azimuth (VVAZ) map. The corroboration of the shear time anisotropy with the VVAZ interpretation strengthens the interpretation of fractures present in the study area. Also, this provided an opportunity to contrast the sensitivity of these two methods to azimuthally anisotropic media. The methodology of this study can be used elsewhere to identify areas of increased fracture intensity and the the orientation of these fractures. This information can then be used to plan drilling locations and guide lateral paths.

  20. Imphal-Kohima: Encirclement, 8 March-22 June 1944 (CSI Battlebook 10-C)

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    Japanese effort.°6 Enemy reconnaissance aircraft were two-engined an cumbersome, 28 i% ýL" _.kA42 and flew missions unescorted by fighters. They were...2’Ibid., p. 47. 241bid., p. 52. řGeofrey Evans and Antony Brett-James, Imphal (New York: MacMillan & Co., 1962), pp. 6-7. L6Slim, op, cit., p. 140...Japan at War. Michigan State University Press, 1968. Evans, Geoffrey and Antony Brett-James. Imphal. New York: MacMillan & Co., 1962. Extract from the

  1. Quality of four basil types after storage at 3 to 10 C

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    Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) has global culinary use as a fresh herb. Basil can also be dried and extracted for its essential oils and grows extremely well in the warm climate of Oklahoma. Several cultivars of sweet basil are known to be chill sensitive when stored below 7 C. In this study, fou...

  2. Radioactivity: Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (1962), (ICRU) Report 10 c.

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    This handbook presents recommendations agreed upon at the meeting of the International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (ICRU) held in Montreux, Switzerland, in April 1962. It is written in a report form with a preface including symbols, abbreviations and definitions of terms used in the report. The report consists of four…

  3. DIABETES MELLITUS/HIV INTERPHASE: A SERIES of 10 cASES.

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    40103, Kisumu, G.o. oyoo, MD, fAcR, Senior Lecturer, consultant Physician and ... associated with insulin resistance and truncal obesity. Drugs other than PIs which are commonly used in the treatment of patients with HIV and may alter ...

  4. Needs, Effectiveness, and Gap Assessment for Key A-10C Missions: An Overview of Findings

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    personnel carriers, including with respect to the carrying capacity of armor- piercing weaponry, including mounted cannons and missiles. IV. The...ability to remain within visual range of friendly forces and targets to facilitate responsiveness to ground forces and minimize re-attack times . V. The...targets. These included laser - and GPS-guided 500-lb bombs, two variants of the 250-lb Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), guided rockets and missiles, larger

  5. Detection and transmission of extracellular fac-tor producing Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strains in pigs

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    DETECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF EXTRACELLULAR FACTOR PRODUCING STREPTOCOCCUS SUIS SEROTYPE 2 STRAINS IN PIGS INTRODUCTION Streptococcus suis (S.suis) has been implicated in the etiology of many diseases among which meningitis in pigs. The virulent extracellular factor-positive strains of S.suis

  6. 48 CFR 301.607-71 - FAC-P/PM levels and requirements.

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    ...) General Business Competencies: Includes decision-making, interpersonal skills, oral communication, team..., in: (i) Acquisition; (ii) Project management; (iii) leadership and interpersonal skills; (iv... programs; (iii) Demonstration of knowledge, skills, and abilities; or (iv) Any combination of these three...

  7. Overview of the New Flow Cytometry RG and Proposed Cell Sorting (FACS) Microarray study

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    The Flow Cytometry Research Group (FCRG) is the latest addition to the ABRF RG family. The RG is currently in its first year and has 9 members; many of whom are flow cytometrists new to the ABRF. The initial goal of the FCRG is to describe a method for the evaluation of cell stress or other deleterious perturbations caused by cell sorting across a wide range of cell types.

  8. Becton-Dickson Model 420 Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS).

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    respectively) have been associated with certain autoimmune or immunodeficient diseases . The effects of UDMH on Lyt. antigens were previously evaluated...of immunogenetics has yielded several clues about the interaction of immnocytes responsible for an immune response. One important finding is the

  9. Framework for Analytic Cognition (FAC): A Guide for Doing All-Source Intelligence Analysis

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    Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction. Research Findings and Recommendations. American Philosophical Association, Newark, DE...Extracted from Facione, P.A. Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction. Research Findings...Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction. Research Findings and Recommendations. American Philosophical Association, Newark, DE, 1990

  10. fac-Bromidotricarbonyl[2-(diisopropylphosphanylbenzaldehyde-κ2O,P]rhenium(I

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    Full Text Available The structure of the title complex, [ReBr(C13H19OP(CO3], displays a facial coordination of the three CO ligands and a κ2O,P coordination mode of the 2-diisopropylphosphinobenzaldehyde ligands. The Re—C bond distance for the CO ligand trans to the P atom is, due to its trans influence, elongated to 1.943 (3 Å, showing that this CO ligand is more weakly bound to the Re centre than the other two.

  11. Method for Face Identification with Facial Action Coding System: FACS Based on Eigen Value Decomposion

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    Full Text Available Method for face identification based on eigen value decomposition together with tracing trajectories in the eigen space after the eigen value decomposition is proposed. The proposed method allows person to person differences due to faces in the different emotions. By using the well known action unit approach, the proposed method admits the faces in the different emotions. Experimental results show that recognition performance depends on the number of targeted peoples. The face identification rate is 80% for four peoples of targeted number while 100% is achieved for the number of targeted number of peoples is two.

  12. Investigation of electric field distribution on FAC-IR-300 ionization chamber

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    Mohammadi, S. M.; Tavakoli-Anbaran, H.; Zeinali, H. Z.

    2016-07-01

    One of the important parameters for establishing charge particle equilibrium (CPE) conditions of free-air ionization chamber is an electric field distribution. In this paper, electric field distribution inside the ionization chamber was investigated by finite element method. For this purpose, the effects of adding guard plate and guard strips on the electric field distribution in the ionization chamber were studied. it is necessary to apply a lead box around the ionization chamber body to avoid of scattered radiation effects on the ionization chamber operation, but the lead box changes the electric field distribution. In the following, the effect of lead box on the electric field distribution was studied. Finally, electric field distribution factor (kfield) was calculated by the simulation. The results of the simulation showed that presence of the guard plate and guard strips, and applying a suitable potential to lead box, a convergence of kfield to 1 was achieved.

  13. Genome editing using FACS enrichment of nuclease-expressing cells and indel detection by amplicon analysis

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    Lonowski, Lindsey A; Narimatsu, Yoshiki; Riaz, Anjum;

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    This protocol describes methods for increasing and evaluating the efficiency of genome editing based on the CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-CRISPR-associated 9) system, transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) or zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs...

  14. Overview of the New Flow Cytometry RG and Proposed Cell Sorting (FACS) Microarray study

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    The Flow Cytometry Research Group (FCRG) is the latest addition to the ABRF RG family. The RG is currently in its first year and has 9 members; many of whom are flow cytometrists new to the ABRF. The initial goal of the FCRG is to describe a method for the evaluation of cell stress or other deleterious perturbations caused by cell sorting across a wide range of cell types.

  15. Detection and transmission of extracellular fac-tor producing Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strains in pigs

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    Swildens, B.

    2009-01-01

    DETECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF EXTRACELLULAR FACTOR PRODUCING STREPTOCOCCUS SUIS SEROTYPE 2 STRAINS IN PIGS INTRODUCTION Streptococcus suis (S.suis) has been implicated in the etiology of many diseases among which meningitis in pigs. The virulent extracellular factor-positive strains of S.suis seroty

  16. 48 CFR 301.607-75 - Maintenance of FAC-P/PM certification.

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    ... GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities... Managers—Guidance on Meeting Requirements for Continuous Learning Points, in the P/PM Handbook for...

  17. EdU Incorporation for FACS and Microscopy Analysis of DNA Replication in Budding Yeast.

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    Talarek, Nicolas; Petit, Julie; Gueydon, Elisabeth; Schwob, Etienne

    2015-01-01

    DNA replication is a key determinant of chromosome segregation and stability in eukaryotes. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been extensively used for cell cycle studies, yet simple but key parameters such as the fraction of cells in S phase in a population or the subnuclear localization of DNA synthesis have been difficult to gather for this organism. 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) is a thymidine analogue that can be incorporated in vivo and later detected using copper-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition (Click reaction) without prior DNA denaturation. This chapter describes a budding yeast strain and conditions that allow rapid EdU incorporation at moderate extracellular concentrations, followed by its efficient detection for the analysis of DNA replication in single cells by flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy.

  18. Aqueous solubilities, vapor pressures, and 1-octanol-water partition coefficients for C9-C14 linear alkylbenzenes

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    Sherblom, P.M.; Gschwend, P.M.; Eganhouse, R.P.

    1992-01-01

    Measurements and estimates of aqueous solubilities, 1-octanol-water partition coefficients (Kow), and vapor pressures were made for 29 linear alkylbenzenes having alkyl chain lengths of 9-14 carbons. The ranges of values observed were vapor pressures from 0.002 to 0.418 Pa, log Kow, from 6.83 to 9.95, and aqueous solubilities from 4 to 38 nmol??L-1. Measured values exhibited a relationship to both the alkyl chain length and the position of phenyl substitution on the alkyl chain. Measurement of the aqueous concentrations resulting from equilibration of a mixture of alkylbenzenes yielded higher than expected values, indicating cosolute or other interactive effects caused enhanced aqueous concentrations of these compounds. ?? 1992 American Chemical Society.

  19. Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of the fullerene-based ferromagnets Eu3C70 and Eu9C70.

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    Takenobu, Taishi; Chi, Dam H; Margadonna, Serena; Prassides, Kosmas; Kubozono, Yoshihiro; Fitch, Andrew N; Kato, Ken-Ichi; Iwasa, Yoshihiro

    2003-02-19

    Intercalation of C(70) with europium affords two kinds of magnetic compounds, a canted antiferromagnet Eu(x)C(70) (x approximately 3) and a ferromagnet Eu(x)C(70) (x approximately 9) with transition temperatures (T(C)) of 5 and 38 K, respectively. The Curie constants in the paramagnetic phase and the saturation moment in the ferromagnetic phase are both understood by the full moment of Eu(2+) for both systems. The structure of Eu(3)(-)(delta)C(70) (delta approximately 0.27) is pseudo-monoclinic, derived by a simple deformation of the parent face-centered cubic (fcc) structure. Eu(9)(-)(delta)C(70) (delta approximately 0.2) forms an fcc structure, in which cuboctahedral clustering of Eu(2+) ions is observed in the enhanced size octahedral holes. The observed T(C) of the Eu(9)(-)(delta)C(70) ferromagnet is comparable to or larger than those of simple binary Eu-based ferromagnets, such as Eu chalcogenides or carbides, despite the low atomic ratio of Eu in the chemical formulas. This can be understood by the short Eu(2+)-Eu(2+) distances and high coordination numbers permitted by the multiple occupation by Eu(2+) ions of the expanded octahedral interstitial sites in higher fullerene-based solids.

  20. 更加完美索尼DSC-TX9C/DSC-WX5C魅力出击

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    DSC-TX9C和DSC-WX5C分别为一代经典大热机型DSC-TXTC和DSC—WX1的后继产品。延续Exmor RCMOS影像传感器所带来的强大功能,在设计细节和功能应用上均有大幅提升。

  1. Cloning of cytochrome P-450 2C9 cDNA from human liver and its expression in CHL cells

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    Ge-Jian Zhu; Ying-Nian Yu; Xin Li; Yu-Li Qian

    2002-01-01

    AIM: Using bacterial, yeast, or mammalian cell expressing a human drug metabolism enzyme would seem good way to study drug metabolism-related problems. Human cytochrome P-450 2C9 ( CYP2 C9) is a polymorphic enzyme responsible for the metabolism of a large number of clinically important drugs. It ranks among the most important drug metabolizing enzymes in humans. In order to provide a sufficient amount of the enzyme for drug metabolic research, the CYP2 C9 eDNA was cloned and expressed stably in CHL cellsMETHODS: After extraction of total RNA from human livertissue, the human CYP2C9 eDNA was amplified withreverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR),and cloned into cloning vector pGEM-T. The cDNA fragmentwas identified by DNA sequencing and subcloned into amammalian expression vector pREP9. A transgenic cell linewas established by transfecting the recombinant vector ofpREP9-CYP2C9 into CHL cells. The enzyme activity ofCYP2C9 catalyzing oxidation of tolbutamide to hydroxytolbutamide in S9 fraction of the cell was determined by highperformance liquid chromatography(HPLC).RESULTS: The amino acid sequence predicted from theeDNA segment was identical to that of CYP2 C9 * 1, the wildtype CYP2 C9. However, there were two base differences, i.e. 21T > C, 1146C > T, but the encoding amino acidsequence was the same, L7, P382. The S9 fraction of theestablished cell line metabolizes tolbutamide to hydroxytolbutamide; tolbutamide hydroxylass activity was found to be0.465 ± 0.109 μmol@ min-1 . g1 S9 protein or 8.62 ± 2.02 mol@ min 1 ~mol-1 CYP, but was undetectable in parental CHL cell.CONCLUSION: The cDNA of human CYP2C9 was successfullycloned and a cell line of CHL- CYP2C9, efficiently expressingthe protein of CYP2C9, was established.

  2. 9C.08: HEART RATE AS A PREDICTOR OF CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES: NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE ACTION TRIAL DATABASE.

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    Meredith, P; Elliott, H L

    2015-06-01

    Received wisdom suggests that treatments which reduce heart rate (HR), or avoid cardio-acceleration, are associated with improved cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. However, in the SIGNIFY trial in 12,049 patients with symptomatic angina, a sub-group analysis demonstrated a small but significant increase in the combined risk of CV death or non-fatal MI with the new anti-anginal agent, ivabradine, which is designed to reduce heart rate. The safety and efficacy of the long-acting calcium channel blocker, Nifedipine GITS (an established anti-anginal agent) has been confirmed via the positive results in the placebo-controlled ACTION trial in patients with stable symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). This further, retrospective analysis of the ACTION database has evaluated the inter-relationships between baseline HR, and its on-treatment changes, on subsequent cardiovascular outcomes. The retrospective analyses of the ACTION trial were performed for quintiles of HR, using the multivariate Cox proportional hazard model, for baseline HR and the achieved HR after 6 weeks of the trial (by which time titration of both placebo and nifedipine GITS was complete). For baseline HR, the risk in the lowest (HR > 72BPM) for the primary trial endpoint (HR = 0.81 CI 0.70, 0.94); any cardiovascular (CV) event (HR = 0.82 CI 0.70, 0.96); and new onset heart failure (HR = 0.48 CI 0.31, 0.74). No significant differences were apparent for myocardial infarction (MI) or debilitating stroke. In contrast, there was no evidence that on-treatment HR was predictive of outcome: for example, for the primary efficacy endpoint (any CV event, HF, MI and debilitating stroke) the event rates were similar across the quintiles of HR. Correspondingly, there was no significant HR-related treatment effect (comparing nifedipine GITS and placebo). Whilst retrospective analyses must always be interpreted with caution, these results suggest that with "best practice therapy", CV risk is lowest at baseline in those patients with the lowest HR. However, when compared to placebo, the addition of nifedipine GITS improved overall outcomes and had no deleterious effects across the quintiles of achieved HR.

  3. Study of the C{sub 10}-C{sub 14} paraffins separation by adsorption on 5A zeolite; Etude de la separation des paraffines en C{sub 10}-C{sub 14} par adsorption sur zeolithe 5A

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    Paoli, H.

    2002-11-01

    Surface-active synthesis by the way of LAB (Linear Alkyl Benzene) chain needs linear alkanes between C10 and C14. The petroleum cut used is a mixture of linear and branched paraffins, and therefore a separation is needed. It is realised using of a Simulated Counter Current process, developed and licensed by IFP. The molecular sieve employed, i.e. zeolite 5A, is obtained by ion exchange and thermal treatment from a 4A zeolite. These post synthesis operations modify the adsorbent structure and consequently its adsorption and diffusion properties. After having obtained a range as complete as possible of samples of various exchange ratios and treated in various conditions, we have characterised these adsorbent structures by X-Rays Diffraction. A limited number of structures has been refined by the Rietveld method, on the basis of anomalous diffraction experiments at the Ca K edge. Aluminium NMR was used as well. These structural data allowed to explain adsorption properties modifications of various probe molecules (H{sub 2}O, nC{sub 6}, nC{sub 10} and nC{sub 14}) studied by TPD and diffusion properties modifications studied by Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering. (author)

  4. 33 CFR 157.10c - Segregated ballast tanks, crude oil washing systems, and dedicated clean ballast tanks for...

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    ... oil washing systems, and dedicated clean ballast tanks for certain new and existing tankships of 20... oil washing systems, and dedicated clean ballast tanks for certain new and existing tankships of 20... trim requirements in § 157.09(b); or (2) Dedicated clean ballast tanks that meet the design...

  5. 76 FR 37059 - Siuslaw National Forest; Oregon; Oregon Dunes NRA Management Area 10 (C) Route and Area Designation

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    ... enhanced route signing, subsequent rider education, unauthorized route closure under provisions at 36 CFR...), allowing agency personnel to focus more on visitor education, resource restoration and strong enforcement... (B) that date back to the original aerial photo interpretation and vegetation typing done for...

  6. 10C Survey of Radio Sources at 15.7 GHz: I - Observing, mapping and source extraction

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    2010-01-01

    We have observed an area of approximatley 27 deg^2 to an rms noise level of less than 0.2 mJy at 15.7 GHz, using the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager Large Array. These observations constitute the most sensitive radio-source survey of any extent (greater than approximately 0.2 deg^2) above 1.4 GHz. This paper presents the techniques employed for observing, mapping and source extraction. We have used a systematic procedure for extracting information and producing source catalogues, from maps with ...

  7. University of Tennessee deploys force10 C-series to analyze data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider

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    2007-01-01

    "Force20 networks, the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that the University of Tennessee physics department has deployed the C300 resilient switch to analyze data form CERN's Large Hadron Collider." (1 page)

  8. Industrial development of long chain paraffin (n-C10-C13) dehydrogenation catalysts and the deactivation characterization

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    He, Songbo; Wang, Bin; Dai, Xihai; Sun, Chenglin; Bai, Ziwu; Wang, Xiao; Guo, Qi

    2015-01-01

    Pt–Sn–K–Mg/Al2O3 catalysts for the dehydrogenation of long chain paraffins (n-C100–C130) were successfully developed and applied in the industry. The catalysts were tested on both the industrial side fixed bed reactor and the industrial PACOL dehydrogenation plant. The industrially deactivated Pt–Sn

  9. Microbiological quality of maatjes herring stored in air and under modified atmosphere at 4 and 10 C

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    Lyhs, U.; Lahtinen, J.; Schelvis-Smit, A.A.M.

    2007-01-01

    Microbiological and sensory changes of maatjes herring stored in air (experiment I) and under modified atmosphere (MAP) (experiments II and III) were evaluated during storage at 4 and 10 °C. Microbial (total and psychrotrophic viable bacteria, lactic acid bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae) counts and

  10. Comparative analysis of characteristics and risk fac-tors of traffic injury in aged people from urban and rural

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: To study the epidemiologic characteristics of traffic injuries among people over 60 years old in the Nan’an district (urban and Jiangjin district (rural of Chongqing, and to discuss the corresponding strategies for its prevention and cure. Methods: Records of traffic injuries in people over 60 years old registered by the traffic police between 2000 and 2006 in Nan’an district and Jiangjin district were collected in the Database of Road Traffic Accidents and Traffic Injuries. Epidemiologic characteristics of traffic injuries among the aged people were analyzed and compared. Results: Between the year 2000 and 2006, the average annual incidence of traffic injuries and mortality rate in the aged people in Nan’an district were 124.62/100 000 and 13.85/ 100 000 respectively, higher than that in Jiangjin district (27.49/ 100 000, 7.13/100 000, P<0.01. However, the mortality rate for the aged people who were involved in traffic injuries in Jiangjin district was 20.60%, higher than that in Nan’an district (10.00%, P<0.01. Head injury was the primary cause of death. Totally 76.58% of casualties were pede-strians. Over 90% of the traffic accidents occurred in the areas with no traffic signal or traffic control system. Conclusions: The traffic environment is unfavorable to the aged people. It is important to enhance traffic safety consciousness of drivers and the elderly and to strengthen traffic safety system and traffic law, so as to provide a safe road traffic environment for the aged people. Key words: Aged; Epidemiology; Accidents, traffic; Risk factors

  11. Acoplamiento entre piridinas e imidazoles en la esfera de coordinación del fragmento fac-{Re(CO)3}

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    Espinal Viguri, Maialen; Pérez, Julio; Riera, Lucía

    2013-01-01

    Resumen del trabajo presentado a la XXXIV Reunion Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química: "Química para un futuro común", celebrada en Santander (España) del 15 al 18 de septiembre de 2013.

  12. Applicability of the “Gallet equation” to the vegetation clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2

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    Kirkham, Harold

    2012-03-31

    NERC has proposed a standard to use to specify clearances between vegetation and power lines. The purpose of the rule is to reduce the probability of flashover to a calculably low level. This report was commissioned by FERC’s Office of Electrical Reliability. The scope of the study was analysis of the mathematics and documentation of the technical justification behind the application of the Gallet equation and the assumptions used in the technical reference paper

  13. Acoplamiento entre piridinas e imidazoles en la esfera de coordinación del fragmento fac-{Re(CO)3}

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    2013-01-01

    Resumen del trabajo presentado a la XXXIV Reunion Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química: "Química para un futuro común", celebrada en Santander (España) del 15 al 18 de septiembre de 2013.

  14. Involvement of the Fanconi's anemia protein FAC in a pathway that signals to the cyclin B/cdc2 kinase

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    Kruyt, FAE; Dijkmans, LM; Arwert, F; Joenje, H

    1997-01-01

    Lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from patients with the chromosomal instability disorder Fauconi's anemia (FA) are hyperresponsive to G(2) delay and apoptosis induced by cross-linking agents such as mitomycin C (MMC), Here, we investiPated whether the protein defective in FA complementation group C

  15. Comparative analysis of characteristics and risk fac-tors of traffic injury in aged people from urban and rural

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    Zhang, Liang; ZHOU Ji-hong; Qiu, Jun; Zhang, Xiu-Zhu; YUAN Dan-feng; GAO Zhi-ming; Dai, Wei

    2012-01-01

    【Abstract】Objective: To study the epidemiologic characteristics of traffic injuries among people over 60 years old in the Nan’an district (urban) and Jiangjin district (rural) of Chongqing, and to discuss the corresponding strategies for its prevention and cure. Methods: Records of traffic injuries in people over 60 years old registered by the traffic police between 2000 and 2006 in Nan’an district and Jiangjin district were collected in the Database of Road Traf...

  16. fac-Acetonitriletricarbonyl(dimethylcarbamodithioato-κ2S,S′rhenium(I: crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis

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    Sang Loon Tan

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, [Re(C3H6NS2(C2H3N(CO3], features an octahedrally coordinated ReI atom within a C3NS2 donor set defined by three carbonyl ligands in a facial arrangement, an acetonitrile N atom and two S atoms derived from a symmetrically coordinating dithiocarbamate ligand. In the crystal, dithiocarbamate-methyl-H...O(carbonyl interactions lead to supramolecular chains along [36-1]; both dithiocarbamate S atoms participate in intramolecular methyl-H...S interactions. Further but weaker acetonitrile-C—H...O(carbonyl interactions assemble molecules in the ab plane. The nature of the supramolecular assembly was also probed by a Hirshfeld surface analysis. Despite their weak nature, the C—H...O contacts are predominant on the Hirshfeld surface and, indeed, on those of related [Re(CO3(C3H6NS2L] structures.

  17. Propuesta de programa educativo en la FAC orientado a la seguridad aérea e industrial

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    Iván Mauricio Hincapié Álvarez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El Estado y directamente la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana invierten recursos para la formación, instrucción y entrenamiento del personal perteneciente a la Fuerza para el cumplimiento de su misión en las diferentes áreas de participación.

  18. The TAF9 C-terminal conserved region domain is required for SAGA and TFIID promoter occupancy to promote transcriptional activation.

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    Saint, Malika; Sawhney, Sonal; Sinha, Ishani; Singh, Rana Pratap; Dahiya, Rashmi; Thakur, Anushikha; Siddharthan, Rahul; Natarajan, Krishnamurthy

    2014-05-01

    A common function of the TFIID and SAGA complexes, which are recruited by transcriptional activators, is to deliver TBP to promoters to stimulate transcription. Neither the relative contributions of the five shared TBP-associated factor (TAF) subunits in TFIID and SAGA nor the requirement for different domains in shared TAFs for transcriptional activation is well understood. In this study, we uncovered the essential requirement for the highly conserved C-terminal region (CRD) of Taf9, a shared TAF, for transcriptional activation in yeast. Transcriptome profiling performed under Gcn4-activating conditions showed that the Taf9 CRD is required for induced expression of ∼9% of the yeast genome. The CRD was not essential for the Taf9-Taf6 interaction, TFIID or SAGA integrity, or Gcn4 interaction with SAGA in cell extracts. Microarray profiling of a SAGA mutant (spt20Δ) yielded a common set of genes induced by Spt20 and the Taf9 CRD. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays showed that, although the Taf9 CRD mutation did not impair Gcn4 occupancy, the occupancies of TFIID, SAGA, and the preinitiation complex were severely impaired at several promoters. These results suggest a crucial role for the Taf9 CRD in genome-wide transcription and highlight the importance of conserved domains, other than histone fold domains, as a common determinant for TFIID and SAGA functions.

  19. Sirtuin-3 (SIRT3) protein attenuates doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress and improves mitochondrial respiration in H9c2 cardiomyocytes

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    Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic agent effective in the treatment of many cancers. However, cardiac dysfunction caused by DOX limits its clinical use. DOX is believed to be harmful to cardiomyocytes by interfering with the mitochondrial phospholipid cardiolipin and causing inefficient electro...

  20. Risk Mapping of Bogie S2HD-9C Production Process that Take Effect on Production Fulfillment at PT. Barata Indonesia (Persero

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    Faza Yoshio Susanto

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available PT Barata Indonesia (Persero is one of leading metal works company in Indonesia. It has 3 main business line which are engineering procurement and construction (EPC, industrial tools manufacturing, and foundry. As the company’s strategic objective in delivering quality product and service to the customer, PT Barata Indonesia should maintain their production process properly. One of the featured product of PT Barata Indonesia is bogie. The production process of bogie shows a fluctuative delivery fulfillment. It can be proved by the contract amendment information. Risk management can be used as the method to manage risk inside the production process of bogie. Therefore, this research is aimed to identify risks that may occur from each activities of bogie S2HD-9C’s production process. The risk identification is done by using fault tree analysis method in order to determine the root cause of each activity performed. The risk evaluation is done by using FMEA method which can classify the effects of failure based on the severity and occurrence of failure. Then continue to the risk mapping and risk mitigation determination for bogie S2HD-9C’s production process. Loss that caused by the emergence of risk also determined using value at risk method. Moreover, risk profile dashboard will be provided as the tools in managing risk.

  1. Identification of a potential biomarker panel for the intake of the common dietary trans fat elaidic acid (trans∆9-C18:1)

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    Kroager, Toke Peter; Nielsen, Lone Vendel; Bak, Steffen

    2012-01-01

    Trans fatty acid intake has been correlated to an unfavorable plasma lipoprotein profile and an increased cardiovascular disease risk. The present study aimed to identify a plasma protein biomarker panel related to human intake of elaidic acid. The human liver cell line HepG2-SF was used as a model...... (DIGE) and gene expression microarray analysis. Twelve proteins were found to be differentially regulated based on SILAC data (>1.3 fold change, P-value1.3 fold change, P-value1.3 fold change, P-value...

  2. Acetylcholine Attenuated TNF-α-Induced Apoptosis in H9c2 Cells: Role of Calpain and the p38-MAPK Pathway

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    Ming Zhao

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Previous studies have shown that inflammation is associated with excessive activation of calpains. Acetylcholine (ACh has been reported to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokine release and protect against cardiomyocyte injury. However, there is no direct evidence regarding whether ACh can regulate calpains to exert cardioprotection. To this end, we investigated the effect of ACh on tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α-induced cardiomyocyte injury and further explored the underlying mechanism. Methods: Flow cytometry and transmission electron microscopy were performed to evaluate apoptosis and cellular ultrastructure. Western blotting was performed to assess changes in protein expression. siRNA was employed to silence specific proteins. Results: TNF-α treatment increased the expression of cleaved caspase-3, calpain-1 and p38-mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38-MAPK. The calpain inhibitor PD150606 and the p38-MAPK inhibitor SB203580 inhibited apoptosis induced by TNF-α. Moreover, SB203580 decreased the expression and activity of calpain-1, possibly related to the up-regulation of calpastatin. ACh significantly inhibited TNF-α-induced cell apoptosis, as evidenced by decreases in caspase-3 cleavage, p38-MAPK phosphorylation, and calpain-1 expression and activity as well as increases in calpastatin expression. These beneficial effects of ACh were abolished by atropine or M2AChR siRNA. Conclusion: Our results suggest that ACh ameliorated TNF-α-induced calpain activation by decreasing p38-MAPK phosphorylation and enhancing calpastatin expression, indicating that calpain may be an important link between inflammatory factors and myocardial cell apoptosis.

  3. The most common mutation of KRT9, c.C487T (p.R163W), in epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma in two large Chinese pedigrees.

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    Liu, Wen-Ting; Ke, Hai-Ping; Zhao, Yan; Chen, Xiao-Ling; Lu, Jia-Jun; Du, Zheng-Fang; Yu, Dan; Zhang, Xian-Ning

    2012-04-01

    Epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma (EPPK) is generally associated with dominant-negative mutations of the Keratin 9 gene (KRT9), and rarely with the Keratin 1 gene (KRT1). To date, a myriad of mutations has been reported with a high frequency of codon 163 mutations within the first exon of KRT9 in different populations. Notably, a distinct phenotypic heterogeneity, digital mutilation, was found recently in a 58-year-old female Japanese EPPK patient with p.R163W. Here, we report the most common mutation, c.C487T (p.R163W) of KRT9, in two large EPPK pedigrees from southeast China. The arginine residue in peptide position 163 remains almost constant in at least 47 intermediate filament proteins ranging from snail to human. A substitution in arginine alters both the charge and shape of the 1A rod domain and disrupts the function of the helix initiation motif of keratins, finally compromising the integrity of filaments and weakening their stability in the epidermis of palms and soles. We summarize the clinical symptoms of EPPK in Chinese and show that knuckle pads are associated with KRT9 mutations. We suggest that the frequency of p.R163W in Chinese EPPK patients (31.03%) is consistent with that in the general population (29.33%), and that codon 163 is truly a hotspot mutational site of KRT9.

  4. Combination of Nigella sativa with Glycyrrhiza glabra and Zingiber officinale augments their protective effects on doxorubicin-induced toxicity in h9c2 cells

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    Azar Hosseini

    2015-12-01

    Conclusion: All of the extracts have some protective effects against DOX-induced toxicity in cardiomyocytes with similar efficacies, but with different potencies. However, NGZ produced much higher protective effect via reducing oxidative stress and inhibiting of apoptotic induction processes. Further investigations are needed to determine the effects of NGZ on DOX chemotherapy.  

  5. Analysis of Tactical Intelligence Experience in Southeast Asia

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    USAF, TAWC, FAC, History (U), a Draft Report by Captain Roger Durnn, December 1973, SECRET (XGDS). 14. Eq PACAF, Commando Hunt V Report (U), May...Counter-Mortar Radars10 (C) The AN/HPQ-10A, developed and produced by the Sperry Gyro- 1 scope Company, was the first counter-mortar radar deployed in...60. Tactical Air Warfare Center, USAF. Draft- History (U),Captain Roger Dunn, USAF, December 1972, (SECRET), Excluded from GDS. 61. Hq PACAF, Assistant

  6. The National Wetland Plant List

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    Sandmat Chamaesyce humistrata (Engelm. ex Gray) Small FACW FAC FAC FACW FACW Spreading Sandmat Chamaesyce hypericifolia (L.) Millsp. FACU FACU FACU...Thoroughwort Eupatorium serotinum Michx. FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC Late-Flowering Thoroughwort Euphorbia commutata Engelm. ex Gray FACU FACU FACU UPL...UPL Tinted Woodland Spurge Euphorbia curtisii Engelm. FAC FAC Curtis’ Spurge Euphorbia cyathophora Murr. FACU UPL FACU UPL UPL FACU FACU

  7. A Reactive Intermediate, [Ni5(C6H4N3)6(CO)4], in the Formation of Nonameric Clusters of Nickel, [Ni9(C6H4N3)12(CO)6] and [Ni9(C6H4N3)12(CO)6].2(C3H7NO)

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    Subhradeep Mistry; Srinivasan Natarajan

    2014-09-01

    Three new molecular compounds, [Ni5(bta)6(CO)4], I, [Ni9(bta)12(CO)6], II, [Ni9(bta)12(CO)6].2(C3H7NO), III, (bta = benzotriazole) were prepared employing solvothermal reactions. Of these, I have pentanuclear nickel, whereas II and III have nonanuclear nickel species. The structures are formed by the connectivity between the nickel and benzotriazole giving rise to the 5- and 9-membered nickel clusters. The structures are stabilised by extensive $\\ldots$ and C-H$\\ldots$ interactions. Compound II and III are solvotamorphs as they have the same 9-membered nickel clusters and have different solvent molecules. To the best of our knowledge, the compounds I-III represent the first examples of the same transition element existing in two distinct coordination environment in this class of compounds. The studies reveal that compound I is reactive and could be an intermediate in the preparation of II and III. Thermal studies indicate that the compounds are stable upto 350°C and at higher temperatures (∼800°C) the compounds decompose into NiO.Magnetic studies reveal that II is anti-ferromagnetic.

  8. Rietveld refinement of the structures of 1.0 C-S-H and 1.5 C-S-H

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    Battocchio, Francesco

    2012-11-01

    Low-Q region Rietveld analyses were performed on C-S-H synchrotron XRD patterns, using the software MAUD. Two different crystal structures of tobermorite 11 Å were used as a starting model: monoclinic ordered Merlino tobermorite, and orthorhombic disordered Hamid tobermorite. Structural modifications were required to adapt the structures to the chemical composition and the different interlayer spacing of the C-S-H samples. Refinement of atomic positions was done by using special constraints called fragments that maintain interatomic distances and orientations within atomic polyhedra. Anisotropic crystallite size refinement showed that C-S-H has a nanocrystalline disordered structure with a preferred direction of elongation of the nanocrystallites in the plane of the Ca interlayer. The quality of the fit showed that the monoclinic structure gives a more adequate representation of C-S-H, whereas the disordered orthorhombic structure can be considered a more realistic model if the lack of long-range order of the silica chain along the c-direction is assumed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Atmospheric histories and growth trends of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    R. F. Weiss

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The first atmospheric observations and trends are presented for the high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs: decafluorobutane (C4F10, dodecafluoropentane (C5F12, tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14, hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16 and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18. Their atmospheric histories are based on measurements of 38 Northern Hemisphere and 46 Southern Hemisphere archived air samples collected between 1973 to 2011 using the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE "Medusa" preconcentration gas chromatography-mass spectrometry systems. A new calibration scale was prepared for each PFC, with estimated accuracies of 6.8% for C4F10, 7.8% for C5F12, 4.0% for C6F14, 6.6% for C7F16 and 7.9% for C8F18. Based on our observations the 2011 globally averaged dry air mole fractions of these heavy PFCs are: 0.18 parts-per-trillion (ppt, i.e., parts per 1012 for C4F10, 0.12 ppt for C5F12, 0.28 ppt for C6F14, 0.12 ppt for C7F16 and 0.09 ppt for C8F18. These atmospheric mole fractions combine to contribute to a global average radiative forcing of 0.35 mW m−2, which is 3.6% of the total PFC radiative forcing. The globally averaged mean atmospheric growth rates of these PFCs during 1973–2011 are 4.58 parts per quadrillion (ppq, i.e., parts per 1015 per year (yr for C4F10, 3.29 ppq yr−1 for C5F12, 7.50 ppq yr−1 for C6F14, 3.19 ppq yr−1 for C7F16 and 2.51 ppq yr−1 for C8F18. The growth rates of the heavy perfluorocarbons were largest in the early 1990s for C4F10 and C5F12 and in the mid-to-late 1990s for C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18. The more recent slow down in the growth rates of the high molecular weight PFCs suggests that emissions are declining as compared to the 1980s and 1990s. Nevertheless continued monitoring of these potent, extremely long-lived greenhouse gases is necessary to verify that global PFC emissions continue to decline.

  10. Four chromosomal breakpoints and four new probes mark out a 10-cM region encompassing the fragile-X locus (FRAXA).

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    Rousseau, F; Vincent, A; Rivella, S; Heitz, D; Triboli, C; Maestrini, E; Warren, S T; Suthers, G K; Goodfellow, P; Mandel, J L

    1991-01-01

    We report the validation and use of a cell hybrid panel which allowed us a rapid physical localization of new DNA probes in the vicinity of the fragile-X locus (FRAXA). Seven regions are defined by this panel, two of which lie between DXS369 and DXS296, until now the closest genetic markers that flank FRAXA. Of those two interesting regions, one is just distal to DXS369 and defined by probe 2-71 (DXS476), which is not polymorphic. The next one contains probes St677 (DXS463) and 2-34 (DXS477), which are within 130 kb and both detect TaqI RFLPs. The combined informativeness of these two probes is 30%. We cloned from an irradiation-reduced hybrid line another new polymorphic probe, Do33 (DXS465; 42% heterozygosity). This probe maps to the DXS296 region, proximal to a chromosomal breakpoint that corresponds to the Hunter syndrome locus (IDS). The physical order is thus Cen-DXS369-DXS476-(DXS463,DXS477)-(DXS296, DXS465)-IDS-DXS304-tel. We performed a linkage analysis for five of these markers in both the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain families and in a large set of fragile-X families. This establishes that DXS296 is distal to FRAXA. The relative position of DXS463 and DXS477 with respect to FRAXA remains uncertain, but our results place them genetically halfway between DXS369 and DXS304. Thus the DXS463-DXS477 cluster defines presently either the closest proximal or the closest distal polymorphic marker with respect to FRAXA. The three new polymorphic probes described here have a combined heterozygosity of 60% and represent a major improvement for genetic analysis of fragile-X families, in particular for diagnostic applications.

  11. Application for Permit to Operate a Class II Solid Waste Disposal Site at the Nevada Test Site - U10c Disposal Site

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    The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is located approximately 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) is the federal lands management authority for the NTS and National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) is the Management and Operations contractor. Access on and off the NTS is tightly controlled, restricted, and guarded on a 24-hour basis. The NTS is posted with signs along its entire perimeter. NSTec is the operator of all solid waste disposal sites on the NTS. The site will be used for the disposal of refuse, rubbish, garbage, sewage sludge, pathological waste, Asbestos-Containing Material (ACM), industrial solid waste, hydrocarbon-burdened soil, hydrocarbon-burdened demolition and construction waste, and other inert waste (hereafter called permissible waste). Waste containing free liquids or regulated under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) will not be accepted for disposal at the site. Waste regulated under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), excluding Polychlorinated Biphenyl [PCB], Bulk Product Waste (see Section 6.2.5) and ACM (see Section 6.2.2.2) will not be accepted for disposal at the site. The disposal site will be used as the sole depository of permissible waste which is: (1) Generated by entities covered under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Identification Number for the NTS; (2) Generated at sites identified in the Federal Facilities Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO); (3) Sensitive records and media, including documents, vugraphs, computer disks, typewriter ribbons, magnetic tapes, etc., generated by NNSA/NSO or its contractors; (4) ACM generated by NNSA/NSO or its contractors according to Section 6.2.2.2, as necessary; (5) Hydrocarbon-burdened soil and solid waste from areas covered under the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Identification Number for the NTS; (6) Other waste on a case-by-case concurrence by NDEP/BFF. The generator of permissible waste is responsible for preparing documentation related to waste acceptance criteria, waste characterization, and load verification. Waste and Water (WW) personnel are responsible for operating the disposal site and reviewing documentation to determine if the waste is acceptable.

  12. t10,c12-CLA decreases adiposity in peripubertal mice without dose-related detrimental effects on mammary development, inflammation status, and metabolism.

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    Foote, M R; Giesy, S L; Bernal-Santos, G; Bauman, D E; Boisclair, Y R

    2010-12-01

    The trans 10, cis 12-conjugated linoleic acid (10,12-CLA) isomer reduces adiposity in several animal models. In the mouse, however, this effect is associated with adipose tissue inflammation, hyperinsulinemia and hepatic lipid accumulation. Moreover, 10,12-CLA was recently shown to promote mammary ductal hyperplasia and ErbB2/Her2-driven mammary cancer in the mouse. Reasons for detrimental effects of 10,12-CLA on the mouse mammary gland could relate to its effect on the mammary fat pad (MFP), which is essential for normal development. Accordingly, we hypothesized that mammary effects of 10,12-CLA were mediated through the MFP in a dose-dependent manner. Female FVB mice were fed 10,12-CLA at doses of 0%, 0.1%, 0.2%, or 0.5% of the diet from day 24 of age, and effects on mammary development and metabolism were measured on day 49. The 0.5% dose reduced ductal elongation and caused premature alveolar budding. These effects were associated with increased expression of inflammatory markers and genes shown to alter epithelial growth (IGF binding protein-5) and alveolar budding (TNF-α and receptor of activated NF-κB ligand). The 0.5% dose also caused hyperinsulinemia and hepatic lipid accumulation. In contrast, the 0.1% 10,12-CLA dose had no adverse effects on mammary development, metabolic events, and inflammatory responses, but remained effective in decreasing adipose weights and lipogenic gene expression. These results show that a low dose of 10,12-CLA reduces adiposity in the mouse without negative effects on mammary development, inflammation, and metabolism, and suggest that previously reported detrimental effects relate to the use of excessive doses.

  13. Climatological Study of the Short-Term Variation of the 0 C, -10 C, AND -20 C Altitude Levels Over the Florida Spaceport

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    Huddleston, Lisa; Maier, Launa; Smith, Kristin; Roeder, William P.; McAleenan, Mike; Winters, Katherine A.; Godoy, Laura M.; Hinkley, Jeremy

    2017-01-01

    For evaluation of the potential of cloud electrification, it is necessary to know the altitude of the 0, -10 and -20 degree Celsius levels. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has recorded balloon launch data back to 1989. In support of rocket launches, often multiple balloons are launched within minutes of each other in the 4-6 hours leading up to launch. In the past, temperature data from sondes was typically available every hour or so through the launch countdown, allowing for frequent updates of these critical temperature thresholds. Recently, launch customers are relying on jimsphere and wind profiler data that do not have a thermodynamic component in the latter 4-6 hours of a countdown. This study compares the altitude differences of the 0, -10 and -20 degree Celsius levels from GPS-tracked consecutive balloon pairs not to exceed 6 hours apart. The analysis uses 3,198 soundings from 2001 to 2013. Approximately 20, 17, and 13 percent of the time the altitude of the temperature level in question (0, -10, -20 degrees C respectively), varies by more than 500 feet (operationally significant threshold) within 6 hours. This study analyzes the altitude variability as a function of several meteorological parameters, such as dew point depression and solar zenith angle. Additionally, the study concludes with impacts to launch operations.

  14. Atmospheric histories and growth trends of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    R. F. Weiss

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric observations and trends are presented for the high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs: decafluorobutane (C4F10, dodecafluoropentane (C5F12, tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14, hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16 and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18. Their atmospheric histories are based on measurements of 36 Northern Hemisphere and 46 Southern Hemisphere archived air samples collected between 1973 to 2011 using the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE "Medusa" preconcentration gas chromatography-mass spectrometry systems. A new calibration scale was prepared for each PFC, with estimated accuracies of 6.8% for C4F10, 7.8% for C5F12, 4.0% for C6F14, 6.6% for C7F16 and 7.9% for C8F18. Based on our observations the 2011 globally averaged dry air mole fractions of these heavy PFCs are: 0.17 parts-per-trillion (ppt, i.e., parts per 1012 for C4F10, 0.12 ppt for C5F12, 0.27 ppt for C6F14, 0.12 ppt for C7F16 and 0.09 ppt for C8F18. These atmospheric mole fractions combine to contribute to a global average radiative forcing of 0.35 mW m−2, which is 6% of the total anthropogenic PFC radiative forcing (Montzka and Reimann, 2011; Oram et al., 2012. The growth rates of the heavy perfluorocarbons were largest in the late 1990s peaking at 6.2 parts per quadrillion (ppq, i.e., parts per 1015 per year (yr for C4F10, at 5.0 ppq yr−1 for C5F12 and 16.6 ppq yr−1 for C6F14 and in the early 1990s for C7F16 at 4.7 ppq yr−1 and in the mid 1990s for C8F18 at 4.8 ppq yr−1. The 2011 globally averaged mean atmospheric growth rates of these PFCs are subsequently lower at 2.2 ppq yr−1 for C4F10, 1.4 ppq yr−1 for C5F12, 5.0 ppq yr−1 for C6F14, 3.4 ppq yr−1 for C7F16 and 0.9 ppq yr−1 for C8F18. The more recent slowdown in the growth rates suggests that emissions are declining as compared to the 1980s and 1990s.

  15. Structure and dynamics of H. pylori 98-10 C5-cytosine specific DNA methyltransferase in complex with S-adenosyl-l-methionine and DNA.

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    Singh, Swati; Tanneeru, Karunakar; Guruprasad, Lalitha

    2016-10-20

    Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that inhabits the human gastrointestinal tract, and some strains of this bacterium cause gastric ulcers and cancer. DNA methyltransferases (MTases) are promising drug targets for the treatment of cancer and other diseases that are also caused by epigenetic alternations of the genome. The C5-cytosine specific DNA methyltransferase from H. pylori (M. Hpy C5mC) catalyzes the transfer of the methyl group from the cofactor S-adenosyl-l-methionine (AdoMet) to the flipped cytosine of the substrate DNA. Herein we report the sequence analyses, 3-D structure modeling and molecular dynamics simulations of M. Hpy C5mC, when complexed with AdoMet as well as DNA. We analyzed the protein-DNA interactions prominently established by the flipped cytosine and the interactions between the protein and cofactor in the active site. We propose that the contacts made by cytosine O2 with Arg155 and Arg157, and the water-mediated interactions with cytosine N3 may be essential for the activity of methyl transfer as well as the deprotonation at the C5 position in our C5mC model. Specific recognition of DNA was mediated mainly by residues from Ser221-Arg229 and Ser243-Gln246 of the target recognition domain (TRD) and some residues of the loop Ser75-Lys83 from the large domain. These findings are further supported by alanine scanning mutagenesis studies. The results reported here explain the sequence, structure and binding features necessary for the recognition between the cofactor and the substrate by the key epigenetic enzyme, M. Hpy C5mC.

  16. Transmission-blocking activity of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum GLURP.10C chimeric protein formulated in different adjuvants

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    Roeffen, Will; Theisen, Michael; van de Vegte-Bolmer, Marga

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum is transmitted from person to person by Anopheles mosquitoes after completing its sexual reproductive cycle within the infected mosquito. An efficacious vaccine holds the potential to interrupt development of the parasite in the mosquito leading to control...

  17. Draft Title 40 CFR 191 compliance certification application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Volume 5: Appendices D and D, DEF, FAC

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    1995-03-31

    This plan serves to describe the objectives of decommissioning for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), identifies the elements necessary to accomplish the decommissioning, and defines the steps to execute those elements in a safe and environmentally sound manner. The plan provides a strategy for progressing from the final actions of the Disposal Phase, through the Decontamination and Decommissioning Phase, and into the initiation of the Long-Term Monitoring Phase. This plan describes a sequence of events for decontamination of the WIPP facilities and structures used to manage and contain TRU and TRU mixed waste during the receipt and emplacement operations. Alternative methods of decontamination are provided where practical. The methods for packaging and disposal of the waste generated (derived waste) during this process are discussed. The best available technology at the time of this plan`s development, may become outmoded by future technology and alternative strategies. If alternative technologies are identified the affected stakeholder(s), the Secretary of the Interior and the State will be consulted prior to implementation.

  18. THE MEANING OF THE PREVENTION WITH SPEECH THERAPY AS A IMPORTANT FAC-TOR FOR THE PROPER DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILDREN SPEECH

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    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper presented some conscientious and results from the finished research which showing the meaning of the prevention with speech therapy in the development of the speech. The research was done at Negotino and with that are shown the most frequent speech deficiency of the children at preschool age.

  19. Thermal Test Study on FAC Fluidized Bed Slag Cooler%FAC型流化床式冷渣器热态试验研究

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    郭涛; 杜诚; 张志强; 李强; 吕海生

    2012-01-01

    介绍了FAC型流化床式冷渣器的特点及其在燃用劣质煤300 MW CFB锅炉的应用情况,实炉进行了布风板阻力特性及流化风量、床压等参数对其运行影响的试验研究,并对该冷渣器的出力进行了热态测定.

  20. La planeación estratégica en las pymes colombianas: un aporte para empresas contratistas de la FAC

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    Rafael Pérez Uribe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (Mipymes, cumplen un papel primordial en el desarrollo económico de los países y Colombia no es la excepción: ellas sirven como tejido auxiliar de las grandes empresas, quienes contratan este tipo de compañías para la prestación de servicios que de estar incluidos en la producción general de las mismas implicarían un aumento de coste. Una de las definiciones de la planeación estratégica está relacionada con la fijación de objetivos y formulación de procedimientos y métodos para alcanzarlos. Para ello debe fijarse un direccionamiento, el cual repercute de forma directa en la consecución de ventajas competitivas que le permitirán a la compañía la perpetuidad en el mercado. Es así como, la dirección estratégica se consolida como pilar fundamental de este tipo de organizaciones, las cuales soportan en su gran mayoría la economía colombiana. El objetivo de este artículo es mostrar algunos conceptos relacionados con la importancia de la planeación y direccionamiento estratégico, y de igual forma mostrar aquellas variables que explican en mayor proporcionalidad la sostenibilidad de una organización en relación con el direccionamiento estratégico, a la luz Modelo de Modernización para la Gestión de Organizaciones (MMGO desarrollado por la Universidad EAN en Colombia.

  1. Stem cells modified by brain-derived neurotrophic fac-tor to promote stem cells differentiation into neurons and enhance neuromotor function after brain injury

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    ZHANG Sai; LIU Xiao-zhi; LIU Zhen-lin; WANG Yan-min; HU Qun-liang; MA Tie-zhu; SUN Shi-zhong

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To promote stem cells differentiation into neurons and enhance neuromotor function after brain in-jury through brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) induction.Methods: Recombinant adenovirus vector was ap-plied to the transfection of BDNF into human-derived um-bilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs). Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to deter-mine the secretion phase of BDNF. The brain injury model of athymic mice induced by hydraulic pressure percussion was established for transplantation of stem cells into the edge of injury site. Nerve function scores were obtained, and the expression level of transfected and non-transfected BDNF, proportion of neuron specific enolase (NSE) andglial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and the number of apoptosis cells were compared respectively. Results: The BDNF expression achieved its stabiliza-tion at a high level 72 hours after gene transfection. The mouse obtained a better score of nerve function, and the proportion of the NSE-positive cells increased significantly (P<0.05), but GFAP-positive cells decreased in BDNF-UCMSCs group compared with the other two groups (P<0.05). At the site of high expression of BDNF, the number of apoptosis cells decreased markedly.Conclusion: BDNF gene can promote the differentia-tion of the stem cells into neurons rather than gliai cells, and enhance neuromotor function after brain injury.

  2. Fluvastatin in the first-line therapy of acute coronary syndrome: results of the multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (the FACS-trial)

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    Telekes Peter; Holm Frantisek; Slaby Josef; Aschermann Ondrej; Wiendl Martin; Kettner Jiri; Kvapil Milan; Mates Martin; Hajek Petr; Macek Milan; Kukacka Jiri; Vejvoda Jiri; Alan David; Ostadal Petr; Horak David

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Statins have been proved to be effective in reduction of mortality and morbidity when started in the early secondary prevention in stabilized patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The safety and efficacy of statin administration directly in the first-line therapy in unstable ACS patients is not clear. The aim of our study was, therefore, to assess the effect of statin treatment initiated immediately at hospital admission of patients with ACS. Methods The trial was ...

  3. fac-[1,2-Bis(pyridin-4-ylethane-κN]tricarbonyl(1,10-phenanthroline-κ2N,N′rhenium(I hexafluoridophosphate acetonitrile monosolvate

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Re(C12H8N2(C12H12N2(CO3]PF6.·CH3CN, contains one cation, one hexafluoridophosphate anion and one acetonitrile solvent molecule. The ReI ion is coordinated by two N atoms from the 1,10-phenanthroline ligand and one N atom from the 1,2-bis(pyridin-4-ylethane ligand [mean Re—N = 2.191 (15 Å] and by three carbonyl ligands [mean Re—C = 1.926 (3 Å] in a distorted octahedral geometry. The electrostatic forces and weak C—H...F(O hydrogen bonds pack cations and anions into the crystal with voids of 82 Å3, which are filled by solvent molecules. The crystal packing exhibits short intermolecular O...O distance of 2.795 (5 Å between two cations related by inversion.

  4. Probing the mer- to fac-isomerization of tris-cyclometallated homo- and heteroleptic (C,N)3 Iridium(III) complexes

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    McDonald, A.R.; Lutz, M.; von Chrzanowski, L.S.; van Klink, G.P.M.; Spek, A.L.; van Koten, G.

    2008-01-01

    We have developed techniques which allow for covalent tethering, via a “hetero” cyclometallating ligand, of heteroleptic tris-cyclometallated iridium(III) complexes to polymeric supports (for application in light-emitting diode technologies). This involved the selective synthesis and thorough charac

  5. A conexão presidencial: facções pró e antigoverno e disciplina partidária no Brasil

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The article provides an explanation for the enormous variation in party discipline during the Brazilian democratic experience from 1946 to 1964. The argument is that party discipline is a function of the Presidents? strategies in forging coalitions in Congress. One of the main consequences of such strategies was the creation of two factions within parties, one for and the other against the President. The premise is that the size of each faction affects its level of discipline. According to an econometric analysis of 982 roll-call votes, crucial determinants of discipline in the larger parties were the amount of budget resources allocated to them by the President and the time remaining in the President?s term.

  6. Normal expression of the Fanconi anemia proteins FAA and FAC and sensitivity to mitomycin C in two patients with Seckel syndrome

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    Abou-Zahr, F; Bejjani, B; Kruyt, FAE; Kurg, R; Bacino, C; Shapira, SK; Youssoufian, H

    1999-01-01

    Seckel syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. The classical presentation includes pre- and postnatal growth deficiency, mental retardation, and characteristic facial appearance. There have been several reports of associated hematological abnormalities and chromosomal breakage, findings sug

  7. Cellular and molecular studies of the effects of a selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib in the cardiac cell line H9c2 and their correlation with death mechanisms

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    Sakane, K.K. [Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, São José dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Monteiro, C.J.; Silva, W.; Silva, A.R. [Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, MG (Brazil); Santos, P.M. [Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, São José dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Lima, K.F. [Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, MG (Brazil); Moraes, K.C.M. [Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho’’, Rio Claro, SP (Brazil)

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    Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and evidence indicates a correlation between the inflammatory process and cardiac dysfunction. Selective inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme are not recommended for long-term use because of potentially severe side effects to the heart. Considering this and the frequent prescribing of commercial celecoxib, the present study analyzed cellular and molecular effects of 1 and 10 µM celecoxib in a cell culture model. After a 24-h incubation, celecoxib reduced cell viability in a dose-dependent manner as also demonstrated in MTT assays. Furthermore, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis showed that the drug modulated the expression level of genes related to death pathways, and Western blot analyses demonstrated a modulatory effect of the drug on COX-2 protein levels in cardiac cells. In addition, the results demonstrated a downregulation of prostaglandin E2 production by the cardiac cells incubated with celecoxib, in a dose-specific manner. These results are consistent with the decrease in cell viability and the presence of necrotic processes shown by Fourier transform infrared analysis, suggesting a direct correlation of prostanoids in cellular homeostasis and survival.

  8. The Martensitic Transformation Characterization in a Polycrystal%多晶Ni2.1Mn0.9Ca0.9C0.1合金的马氏体相变特征

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    陆兴; 陈晓琴; 邱立新; 邱明辉; 覃作祥

    2000-01-01

    采用电阻、热膨胀、磁致伸缩及光学金相等试验方法研究了多晶合金的马氏体相变特征.结果表明:合金在400~100K之间发生两次相变,第一次为马氏体相变,它的热滞后比较小,马氏体相的电阻率高于母相的电阻率;而第二次相变的结构变化尚未澄,它的热滞后比较大,新相的电阻率低于母相的电阻率.马氏体相变时,合金结晶方向长度收缩,磁致伸缩急剧减小.合金中马氏体基本为相互平行的片状组织.%The martensitic transformation of a polycrystalalloy has beeninvestigated by using the measurement of resistivity, dilation, magnetostriction and optical microscopyobservation. The results show that there is an unknown transformation below the temperture ofmartensitic transformation between 400K~100K for the alloy. In the case of martensitictransformation, the thermal hysteresis of martensitic transformation is narrow, and the resistivity ofmartensite is higher than that of austenite. The second transformation shows a wider thermalhysteresis, and the resisitivity of new phase is smaller than that of austenite. During the martensitictransformation, both the length of alloy and the magnetostriction decrease along the direction ofsolidification. The morphology of martensites is of parallel plates.

  9. Statistical universal branching ratios for cosmic ray dissociation, photodissociation, and dissociative recombination of the C(n=2-10), C(n=2-4)H and C3H2 neutral and cationic species

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    Chabot, M; Beroff, K; Pino, T; Padellec, A Le; Desequelles, P; Martinet, G; Nguyen-Thi, V O; Carpentier, Y; Petit, F Le; Roueff, E; Wakelam, V

    2010-01-01

    Fragmentation branching ratios of electronically excited molecular species are of first importance for the modeling of gas phase interstellar chemistry. Despite experimental and theoretical efforts that have been done during the last two decades there is still a strong lack of detailed information on those quantities for many molecules such as Cn, CnH or C3H2. Our aim is to provide astrochemical databases with more realistic branching ratios for Cn (n=2 to 10), CnH (n=2 to 4), and C3H2 molecules that are electronically excited either by dissociative recombination, photodissociation, or cosmic ray processes, when no detailed calculations or measurements exist in literature. High velocity collision in an inverse kinematics scheme was used to measure the complete fragmentation pattern of electronically excited Cn (n=2 to 10), CnH (n=2 to 4), and C3H2 molecules. Branching ratios of dissociation where deduced from those experiments. The full set of branching ratios was used as a new input in chemical models and br...

  10. 辅酶Q10——人类健康食品的新资源%Coenzyme Q10 -C A New Source of Nutritional Supplement for Mankind

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    杨则宜

    2007-01-01

    辅酶Q10作为一种维生素类的辅酶在人体内发挥重要的生理功能.本文就辅酶Q10作为治疗药物的用途和保持动脉健康、增强维生素E效果、提高运动能力、抗衰老等方面的作用作了详细的介绍.同时,阐述了辅酶Q10使用的推荐量及安全性,并展示了它的应用前景.

  11. Hydrogenation of CO2 to formic acid with iridium(III)(bisMETAMORPhos)(hydride): the role of a dormant fac-Ir-III(trihydride) and an active trans-Ir-III(dihydride) species

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    Oldenhof, S.; van der Vlugt, J.I.; Reek, J.N.H.

    2016-01-01

    An Ir-III-monohydride species bearing a chemoresponsive ligand is active in catalytic CO2 hydrogenation to formic acid with DBU as the exogenous base. Spectroscopic and computational data reveal a trans-Ir-III-dihydride as the essential catalytic intermediate and an Ir-III(H)(3) species as the dorma

  12. 某医学院校新生的心理健康状况及其影响因素分析%Mental health status and its influencing fac-tors in freshmen from a medical college

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    梁雅丽; 姚应水; 王金权; 陈燕; 丁书姝; 宋建根; 贺连平

    2013-01-01

    目的:了解某医学院校新生的心理健康状况及影响因素,为大学新生的心理健康教育提供理论依据。方法:对某高校2012级679名新生采用症状自评量表( SCL-90)、自制问卷进行调查,并通过多因素Logistic回归分析,探索影响新生心理健康状况的主要因素。结果:该校新生SCL-90各因子得分均低于全国大学生新生常模( P<0.05);SCL-90阳性检出人数为174,阳性率为25.63%;多因素Logistic回归分析显示:大学生活不适应( OR=2.946,95%CI=1.768~4.911)、学习负担重( OR =1.857,95%CI =1.125~3.064)、家庭经济困难( OR =1.545,95%CI =1.042~2.289)、有睡眠问题(OR=2.541,95%CI=1.356~4.762)及产生性幻想(OR=2.171,95%CI=1.250~3.768)最终进入Logistic回归模型,提示这些因素是影响大学新生心理健康的危险因素。结论:该校新生的整体心理状况优于全国大学新生常模,但仍有部分学生存在不同程度的心理健康问题,应针对影响新生心理的主要因素加强健康教育工作。%Objective:To investigate the mental health status and its in-fluential factors in freshmen from a medical college for theoretical basis for their mental health education .Methods:679 freshmen enrolled in 2012 in a medical college were surveyed by self-administered questionnaire on Symptom Checklist 90 ( SCL-90 ) basis.The results were analyzed with multivariate logistic regression to examine the mental health status and its relevant influencing factors.Results:The factor scores on SCL-90 were generally lower as compared with the national norm for college freshmen (P<0.05),and the positive rate accounted for 25.63%(n =174)by SCL-90.Logistic regression analysis showed that the factors,including ina-daptability to college life(OR=2.946,95% CI=1.768-4.911),heavy schooling burden(OR=1.857,95%CI=1.125 -3.064),family finan-cial problems(OR=1.545,95%CI=1.042-2.289),sleeping disorders (OR=2.541,95%CI =1.356 -4.762) and sexual fantasy(OR =2.171,95%CI=1.250 -3.768),were in goodness of fit to the regres-sion model, suggesting that these were risk factors affecting the mental health status of college freshmen.Conclusion:The mental health status of freshmen in this college appear over the national norm for college students.Nevertheless,psychological problems still exist to a certain de-gree,and health education is necessary on the specific problem basis.

  13. Investigations of anxiety status and analyses of influencing fac- tors in pupils%镇江市小学生焦虑状况调查及影响因素

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    张蔚; 常宪鲁; 王华云

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the development status of anxious symptoms and influencing factors in pupils .Methods Assessments were conducted with the Self‐made General State Questionnaire and Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorder (SCARED) in 749 pupils .Results The detection rate of anxious symptoms was 18 .16% ,that was significantly lower in schoolboys than schoolgirls (P<0 .01) .Pupil’s total score of the SCARED was notably related to mother’s educational levels ,child’s gen‐der ,whether parents showed concern for child’s mental health ,whether parents showed concern for child’ s physical health ,whether parents showed concern for child’s learning ,whether parents had abuse behav‐iors ,place of residence etc .(P< 0 .01);gender ,whether parents showed concern for child’s mental health ,whether parents showed concern for child’s physical health and whether parents had abuse behav‐iors had significant influences on total score of the SCARED .Conclusion Pupils’ anxiety is relatively common ,risk factors of pupils’ anxious symptoms are mother’s lower educational level ,parents’ indiffer‐ence to child’s physical or mental health .%目的:了解镇江市小学生焦虑状况及其影响因素。方法对749名小学生采用自制一般情况调查表及儿童焦虑性情绪障碍筛查表进行测评分析。结果小学生焦虑症状检出率为18.4%,男生检出率显著低于女生( P<0.01)。小学生儿童焦虑性情绪障碍筛查表总分与母亲文化程度、儿童性别、家长是否关心儿童心理健康、是否关心儿童身体健康、家长是否关心儿童学习、有无打骂行为、居住地等有显著相关性(P<0.01);性别、家长关心儿童心理健康、家长关心儿童身体健康、有无打骂行为等对小学生儿童焦虑性情绪障碍筛查表总分有显著影响。结论小学生焦虑较为常见,母亲文化程度低及家长对儿童的身体健康或心理健康不关心等是小学生焦虑症状的危险因素。

  14. Diseño de un modelo de control de mantenimiento aeronáutico con base en la norma NTCGP 1000:24, para realizar auditorías de gestión en la FAC

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación pretende formular una alternativa acorde con las orientaciones de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana para cumplir con el plan institucional 2006-2019 a través de la Norma Técnica Colombiana en la Gestión Pública NTC GPl 000: 2004. Asimismo, se tornaron como referencia formatos comercia les que permit ieron a las diferentes entidades públicas y privadas realizar una constante revisión de los procesos internos y externos cuya finalidad consiste en buscar un mejoramiento continuo, teniendo en cuenta las normas de calidad internacional que buscan establecer una estandarización en beneficio de los usuarios.

  15. 160例前置胎盘与产后出血相关因素调查分析%160 Cases of Placenta Previa and Postpartum Hemorrhage Correlation Fac-tor Analysis

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    刘艳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze the related factors of postpartum hemorrhage in patients with placenta previa, provides the sci-ence for clinical treatment. Methods 160 patients with placenta previa, according to whether the postpartum hemorrhage were di-vided into the control group of 116 cases, the observation group of 44 cases. Results The patients in the observation group were significantly higher than the control group, the difference was statistically significant(P<0.05);the observation group maternal time is more than 2 times, a history of uterine surgery, preterm labor patients were significantly higher than the control group, the dif-ference was statistically significant(P<0.05);constituent ratio of different patients in the observation group and the control group of patients with placenta previa types, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05);multiple factor analysis showed that age, parity and uterine surgery history and preterm labor patients more prone to postpartum hemorrhage, and marginal placenta previa, partial and complete placenta previa postpartum hemorrhage is more likely to appear. Postpartum hemorrhage is associated with many factors. Conclusion Patients with placenta previa, comprehensive consideration should be the treatment process.%目的:分析前置胎盘患者发生产后出血的相关因素,为临床治疗提供科学。方法160前置胎盘患者,按照是否出现产后出血分为对照组116例,观察组44例。结果单因素分析显示:观察组患者年龄明显高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组孕产次≥2次、有子宫手术史、早产患者比例明显高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组患者与对照组患者前置胎盘类型构成比不同,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);多因素分析结果显示:年龄高、产次多、有子宫手术史及早产患者更容易出现产后出血,同时与边缘性前置胎盘比较,部分性和完全性前置胎盘更容易出现产后出血。结论前置胎盘患者出现产后出血与多种因素有关,治疗过程中应综合进行考虑。

  16. Recombinant coagulation factor VIIa labelled with the fac-99 mTc(CO)3-core: synthesis and in vitro evaluation of a putative new radiopharmaceutical for imaging in acute bleeding lesion

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    Madsen, Jacob; Christensen, Jesper B.; Olsen, Ole H.

    2011-01-01

    Coagulation in blood is initiated when coagulation factor VII (FVII) binds to exposed TF and is activated to FVIIa, and the TF/ FVIIa complex may therefore provide a marker of vascular injury potentially applicable in diagnostic imaging of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Methods: Recombinan...... for stabilizing the 99mTc(CO)3 1-ligand structure in FVIIa were identified. Conclusion: Radiolabelled rFVIIa derivatives may represent a novel tool for the diagnosis of acute gastrointestinal bleeding lesions....

  17. A FACS-Based Screening Method for High Producing Cells%基于流式细胞术分选的高效表达外源基因细胞的筛选

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    李世崇; 叶玲玲; 刘红; 刘兴茂; 王启伟; 吴本传; 黄培堂; 陈昭烈

    2009-01-01

    目的:以增强型绿色荧光蛋白(EGFP)作为报告基因,用流式细胞术筛选高表达EGFP的细胞,从而获得外源基因高效表达细胞株.方法:构建在EGFP C端编码区融合新霉素(neomycin)抗性基因的融合基因EGFP-Neomycin,将其插入pcDNA3.1(+)载体,构建EGFP-Neomyein融合基因表达载体pcDNAEN,转染CHO-K1细胞,G418加压筛选和倒置荧光显微镜观察证实所表达的EGFP-Neomycin融合蛋白具有新霉素抗性和激发EGFP荧光双功能;将编码组织型纤溶酶原激活剂(tPA)的cDNA插入pcDNAEN中CMV启动子下游,构建表达tPA的表达载体pcDNAEN/tPA.结果:流式细胞术分析和tPA纤维蛋白溶解活性测定表明,pcDNAEN/tPA转染CHO-K1细胞的EGFP相对荧光强度(RFT)的自然对数值与tPA表达水平呈明显的直线相关关系,相关系数为0.983;比较部分未经流式细胞仪分选的pcDNAEN/tPA转染阳性细胞克隆和RFT分布在100~1 000的pcDNAEN/tPA转染阳性细胞克隆的tPA表达水平,经流式细胞术分选获得的细胞克隆的tPA平均表达水平和最高表达水平分别是未经分选获得的细胞克隆的3.9倍和4.1倍.结论:构建的EGFP-Neomyein融合基因具有双功能,建立了利用流式细胞术筛选外源基因高效表达物细胞株的方法.

  18. Fradejas Lebrero, José (ed.. Felipe V: Don Quijote. Tomo V. Madrid: CSIC ž Instituto de estudios madrileños; 39 pp. + facsímil ([4] + 58 pp.

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    Full Text Available Sin duda, una de las publicaciones más originales aparecida con motivo del IV centenario de la publicación de El Quijote es el libro que ahora reseñamos. Continuaciones de obra tan famosa hubo más, indiscutiblemente de mayor calidad e interés literario, pero ésta resulta importante por su autor: nada menos que nuestro rey Felipe V, quien la escribió siendo todavía príncipe, cuando tan sólo contaba unos diez años según indica el manuscrito (año 1693, catorce o quince a lo sumo según las apreciaciones del profesor José Fradejas Lebrero, encargado de esta edición y gran especialista en la Edad Media y sobre todo en el Siglo de Oro, además de madrileñista y zamoranista insigne.

  19. A Brief Discussion on the Development Trend of Auto- mobile Air Conditioner Evaporator from Physical Fac- tors%从物理因素浅谈汽车空调蒸发器的发展趋势

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    2015-01-01

    This paper introduced the physical factors influencing automobile air conditioner evaporator, summarized the design methods and future development trend of automobile air condi-tioner evaporator, and worked out the most rational design scheme through comparisons.%本文介绍了影响汽车空调系统蒸发器的物理因素,总结了汽车空调系统蒸发器设计方法及未来发展趋势,通过对比得出最合理的设计方案。

  20. Las potencialidades del aula virtual en una propuesta de enseñanza universitaria presencial : El caso de la cátedra “Didáctica General” (Fac. de Educ. Física, UNT)

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    Hidalgo, María Fernanda; Lazcano, Mabel Zulema; Soruco, Guillermo

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    Los retos que plantea la sociedad actual requieren de nuevas formas de funcionamiento por parte de profesores y de estudiantes. No es suficiente con ser experto en una determinada materia, los estudiantes deben desarrollar múltiples habilidades, a la vez que una serie de características y competencias fundamentales. Formar a los individuos para que sean capaces de desenvolverse en un contexto de colaboración y de permanente interacción social donde, además, el conocimiento necesario para r...

  1. Diseño de un modelo de control de mantenimiento aeronáutico con base en la norma NTCGP 1000:24, para realizar auditorías de gestión en la FAC

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    2008-01-01

    Esta investigación pretende formular una alternativa acorde con las orientaciones de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana para cumplir con el plan institucional 2006-2019 a través de la Norma Técnica Colombiana en la Gestión Pública NTC GPl 000: 2004. Asimismo, se tornaron como referencia formatos comercia les que permit ieron a las diferentes entidades públicas y privadas realizar una constante revisión de los procesos internos y externos cuya finalidad consiste en buscar un mejoramiento continuo, ten...

  2. Analysis on post-traumatic stress disorder of adolescents and influence fac-tors after earthquake%地震震后青少年创伤后应激障碍与相关影响因素分析

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    柯雄

    2015-01-01

    创伤后应急障碍是地震震后暴露者常见的心理障碍之一,而青少年是易罹患该障碍的高危人群。以文献复习方法归纳地震灾害后青少年创伤后应激障碍的患病情况和影响因素,并展望该问题下一步的研究趋势将有助于为青少年的心理危机干预提供更多的信息。%Post-traumatic stress disorder is one of epidemic psychological barriers in people after the earthquake,and adoles-cents have higher risk in the disorder. With the method of literature review,the research summarized the morbidity,symptom and influ-ence factors of post-traumatic stress disorder,and analyzed the trend for future research,those could contribute to the psychological cri-sis intervention for adolescent.

  3. Wetland Plants of Specialized Habitats in the Arid West

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    2007-06-01

    FACW FACW NO FACW Lactuca serriola L. 1 FAC FAC FACU FAC- FAC Larrea divaricata auct. non Cav. 1,7 Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moc. ex DC.) Coville... sativa L. UPL UPL UPL UPL UPL Melilotus alba Medik. Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. FACU FACU+ FACU FACU FACU+ Melilotus indica (L.) All. FACU

  4. Potent inhibitory effect of trans9, trans11 isomer of conjugated linoleic acid on the growth of human colon cancer cells

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    Beppu, Fumiaki; Hosokawa, Masashi; Tanaka, Leo; Kohno, Hiroyuki; Tanaka, Takuji; Miyashita, Kazuo

    2006-01-01

    This study compared the growth inhibitory effects of pure conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers [cis(c)9,c11-CLA, c9,trans(t)11-CLA, t9,t11-CLA, and t10,c12-CLA] on human colon cancer cell lines (Caco-2, HT-29 and DLD-1). When Caco-2 cells were incubated up to 72 h with 200 μM, each isomer, even in the presence of 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS), cell proliferation was inhibited by all CLA isomers in a time-dependent manner. The strongest inhibitory effect was shown by t9,t11-CLA, followed by t...

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  9. Synthesis of tritium labelled (R) and (S)-3-aminoquinuclidine: a ubiquitous component of serotonin receptor ligands. Pt. 2

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    Masjedizadeh, M.R.; Parnes, Howard [Syntex Discovery Research, Palo Alto, CA (United States). Chemical Research and Development

    1996-01-01

    (S)-3-Aminoquinuclidine-{sup 3}H 10c-S having a specific activity of 66 Ci/mmol was prepared in eight steps from isonicotinic acid (2). Reduction of 2 with carrier free tritium gas over PtO{sub 2} in DMF gave isonipecotic acid-{sup 3}H 3c. Conversion to {alpha}-bromo ketone 5c followed by cyclization afforded 3-quinuclidone-{sup 3}H 6c. Racemic 3-amino-quinuclidine-{sup 3}H 8c was prepared by conversion of 6c to oxime 7c followed by reduction with NaBH{sub 4}/NiCl{sub 2}.6H{sub {sub 2}}O. Racemic 8c was resolved with (R)-methylbenzyl isocyanate. Hydrolysis of 9c-S.R afforded (S)-3-aminoquinuclidine-{sup 3}H 10c-S. The enantiopurity was >99.5% (S). (author).

  10. Evaluation of a 30-gene paclitaxel, fluorouracil, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy response predictor in a multicenter randomized trial in breast cancer

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    Tabchy, Adel; Valero, Vicente; Vidaurre, Tatiana; Lluch, Ana; Gomez, Henry; Martin, Miguel; Qi, Yuan; Barajas-Figueroa, Luis Javier; Souchon, Eduardo; Coutant, Charles; Doimi, Franco D; Ibrahim, Nuhad K; Gong, Yun; Hortobagyi, Gabriel N; Hess, Kenneth R; Symmans, W Fraser; Pusztai, Lajos

    2010-01-01

    Purpose We examined in a prospective, randomized, international clinical trial the performance of a previously defined 30-gene predictor (DLDA-30) of pathologic complete response (pCR) to preoperative weekly paclitaxel and fluorouracil, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide (T/FAC) chemotherapy, and assessed if DLDA-30 also predicts increased sensitivity to FAC-only chemotherapy. We compared the pCR rates after T/FAC versus FAC×6 preoperative chemotherapy. We also performed an exploratory analysis to identify novel candidate genes that differentially predict response in the two treatment arms. Experimental Design 273 patients were randomly assigned to receive either weekly paclitaxel × 12 followed by FAC × 4 (T/FAC, n=138), or FAC × 6 (n=135) neoadjuvant chemotherapy. All patients underwent a pretreatment FNA biopsy of the tumor for gene expression profiling and treatment response prediction. Results The pCR rates were 19% and 9% in the T/FAC and FAC arms, respectively (pcancers. PMID:20829329

  11. The antiproliferative effects of biologically active isomers of conjugated linoleic acid on human colorectal and prostatic cancer cells.

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    Palombo, John D; Ganguly, Aniruddha; Bistrian, Bruce R; Menard, Michael P

    2002-03-28

    The antiproliferative effects of two commercial preparations of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and their constituent isomers, cis-9, trans-11 (c9,t11)-CLA, c9,c11-CLA, and t10,c12-CLA, were determined in vitro using human colorectal (HT-29, MIP-101) and prostate (PC-3) carcinoma cells adapted to serum-free medium. The antiproliferative effects of the preparations were dependent upon the type and concentration of CLA isomer present. The t10,c12-CLA isomer exhibited the greatest potency against colorectal cancer proliferation, and the c9,t11 and t10,c12 isomers were moderately effective against prostate cancer. The t10,c12 isomer induced caspase-dependent apoptosis in MIP-101 and PC-3 cells. The results are the first to demonstrate that physiologic levels of two CLA preparations, their constituent isomers, and the c9,t11-CLA elongation product, c11,t13-conjugated eicosadienoic acid, induce dose-dependent inhibitory effects on cancer proliferation in vitro. Novel CLA preparations may prove effective as chemopreventive supplements for individuals at risk of or diagnosed with colorectal or prostate cancer.

  12. 78 FR 18817 - Revisions to Reliability Standard for Transmission Vegetation Management

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    ... communications or pursuant to coordination required in bilateral agreements. As Duke and AEP note, FAC-003-2.... \\28\\ NERC Comments at 3. 24. Trade Associations support approval of FAC-003-2, stating that the... inspections.\\29\\ Trade Associations agree with the Commission's statement in the NOPR that FAC-003-2...

  13. Intuitional experiment and numerical analysis of flow characteristics affected by flow accelerated corrosion in elbow pipe system

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    Kim, Hyung Joon [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Kyung Hoon, E-mail: kimkh@khu.ac.kr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Seochun 1, Yongin, Gyeonggi 446-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • Wall-thinning erosion of pipelines in plants leads to fatal accidents unexpectedly. • Flow Acceleration Corrosion (FAC) is a main reason of wall-thinning. • For industrial safety, it is necessary to verify the tendency of FAC. • We focused on local wall thinning by FAC with intuitional visualization experiment and numerical analysis in elbow pipe.

  14. 78 FR 80367 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-72; Introduction

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    2013-12-31

    ...This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-72. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at......

  15. Estudio histopatológico e inmunohistoquímico de la infección clamiadial en modelo Murino / Mª Carmen Martínez Navarro, [bajo la dirección de Joaquín Sánchez campillo].

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    Martínez Navarro, María del Carmen; Sánchez Campillo, Joaquín

    1997-01-01

    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 74. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B Tesis 118. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 93.

  16. Estudio histopatológico e inmunohistoquímico de la infección clamiadial en modelo Murino / Mª Carmen Martínez Navarro, [bajo la dirección de Joaquín Sánchez campillo].

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    Martínez Navarro, María del Carmen; Sánchez Campillo, Joaquín

    1997-01-01

    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 74. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B Tesis 118. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 93.

  17. Polyhedral-based nonlinear optical materials. 3. Synthetic studies of cyclopentadiene- and cycloheptatriene-substituted polyhedral compounds: synthesis of 1,12-[C(7)H(7)C(2)B(10)H(10)(C(5)H(3)Me(2))] and related species.

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    Taylor, J; Caruso, J; Newlon, A; Englich, U; Ruhlandt-Senge, K; Spencer, J T

    2001-07-02

    The synthesis and characterization of a series of new olefin-substituted closo-1,12-[C(2)B(10)H(12)] compounds is described. The reaction of deprotonated closo-1,12-dicarbadodecaborane with 7-methoxycycloheptatriene yields the cycloheptatriene-substituted carborane compound, closo-[1-(1-C(7)H(7))-12-(H)-C(2)B(10)H(10)] (3). Deprotonation of 3 with butyllithium and subsequent reaction with 3,4-dimethyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one was found to yield the bis-olefin-substituted carbinol compound [1-(1-C(7)H(7))-12-(C(5)H(4)-1-(OH)-3,4-(CH(3))(2))-C(2)B(10)H(10)] (5) in good yield. Acidic dehydration of 5 quantitatively converted it into the simple bis-olefin cage compound [1-(1-C(7)H(7))-12-(C(5)H(3)-3,4-(CH(3))(2))-C(2)B(10)H(10)] (6). Finally, thermal treatment of 6 in refluxing toluene was employed to prepare the isomerized cycloheptatriene compound [1-(4-C(7)H(7))-12-(C(5)H(3)-3,4-(CH(3))(2))-C(2)B(10)H(10)] (7) in high yield. These compounds represent the first metal-free cyclopentadiene and bis-olefin large cluster species reported in which the C(5) ring is attached directly to the cage. The complete characterization of products by multinuclear NMR ((1)H, (11)B, and (13)C), infrared, UV-visible, and mass spectroscopic analyses is presented. The X-ray crystal structures of 3 and 7 are also reported. X-ray data for 3: triclinic system, space group P&onemacr; with cell constants a = 6.6807(3) A, b = 10.2939(3) A, c = 10.3962(4) A, alpha = 89.342(2) degrees, beta = 74.610(2) degrees, gamma = 83.373(2) degrees, Z = 2, R1 = 0.0487 (wR2 (all data) = 0.1272). X-ray data for 7: monoclinic system, space group P2(1)/c with cell constants a = 7.7207(7) A, b = 15.8730(14) A, c = 15.5493(13) A, beta = 99.146(2) degrees, Z = 4, R1 = 0.0761 (wR2 (all data) = 0.2050).

  18. 西安市城区六年级超重肥胖学生BMI及其影响因素分析%The BMI of the sixth grade students with overweight and obesity in Xi'an city and their related influencing fac-tors

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    王伟; 张月芳; 杨丽芳; 俱西驰; 张欢; 郭萌

    2014-01-01

    目的:了解西安城区六年级超重肥胖学生饮食、运动状况,为制定儿童超重肥胖的预防措施提供科学依据。方法回顾性分析西安城区295名六年级超重肥胖小学生2009-2012年体重指数(BM I)变化情况;问卷调查其饮食习惯及运动状况。结果2009-2012年超重肥胖学生BM I值呈逐年上升趋势( P<0.001)。超重肥胖儿童食欲好、进食速度快、每天坚持吃早餐人数少、喜吃甜食、有睡前加餐及喝奶习惯。超重肥胖学生看电视打游戏的时间长,而户外运动时间短。结论不良的饮食习惯及静态活动多而户外活动少等是小学高年级学生发展为超重肥胖儿童的影响因素。%Objective To invesgate diet habits and movement conditions for the sixth grade students with overweight and obesity in Xi'an City ,and provide scientific preventive measures about overweight and obesity .Methods 295 sixth grade students with overweight and obesity from Xi'an City were studied about body mass index (BMI) changes in 2009-2012 years ;known their diet habits and movement type through questionnaires .Results Their BMI value increased year by year (P<0 . 001) .The students had some bad habits ,including overeating ,eating fast and eating breakfast fewer .They liked eating sweets and snacks ,drinking milk before sleep .They spended much more time on watching TV and playing games .Their outdoor sports time was shorter .Conclusion The influencing factors about overweight and obese of high grade students in primary school are various ,mainly including bad diet habits and more static activities and less outdoor activities .

  19. Mental status for patients with chronic prostatitis complicated with erectile dysfunction and correlation fac-tors analysis%慢性前列腺炎伴性功能障碍患者心理问题及相关因素分析

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    戴灿英; 詹娟梅; 蒋美萍; 俞群; 李莉; 何华东

    2014-01-01

    Objectives:To investigate the mental status for patients with chronic prostatitis (CP)compli-cated with erectile dysfunction and to analyze the correlation factors.Methods:352 selected patients from January 201 1 to June 201 3 were divided to observation group and control group according to combined sexual dysfunction. Patients in the observation group were divided into several subgroups according to age,course of disease,type of CP and erection function.Mental status were evaluated by Hamilton anxiety scale (HAS)and Hamilton depressive scale (HDS).Results:The differences of HAS score and HDS score between the observation and control group were sta-tistically significant (P0.05).Conclusion:Psychological problems exist in patients with CP complicated with erectile dysfunction and it’s related with age,course of disease,severity of the disease and erectile function.%目的:探讨慢性前列腺炎(CP)伴性功能障碍患者的心理状态及其相关影响因素。方法:对2011年1月至2013年6月就诊的352例CP患者按是否合并性功能障碍分为观察组和对照组,观察组患者进一步按年龄、病程、CP类型、CP病情严重程度、勃起功能情况分组,采用汉密尔顿焦虑量表(HAS)和汉密尔顿抑郁量表(HDS)评价患者心理状态。结果:观察组和对照组HAS评分和HDS评分存在统计学差异(P<0.01)。不同龄组、不同病程组、不同CP病情组和不同勃起功能障碍组CP伴性功能障碍患者HAS评分和HDS评分均有统计学差异(P<0.05),而不同CP 类型组患者HAS 评分和HDS 评分均无统计学差异(P>0.05)。结论:慢性前列腺炎伴性功能障碍患者存在心理问题,且与患者年龄、CP病程及病情严重程度、勃起功能有关。

  20. Progesterone treatment of threatened abortion,maternal serum levels of progesterone -induced blocking fac-tor and its clinical significance%黄体酮治疗先兆流产时孕妇血清孕酮诱导的封闭因子水平变化及临床意义

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    石纳玉; 石瑞生

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨黄体酮治疗先兆流产时孕妇血清孕酮诱导的封闭因子(PIBF)水平变化及临床意义,为黄体酮治疗先兆流产提供理论参考。方法选取先兆流产孕妇(观察组)及无先兆流产孕妇(对照组)各50例。观察组给予黄体酮治疗,采用酶联免疫吸附法(ELISA)检测观察组治疗前及治疗2周后、对照组入选时及入选2周后血清孕酮及 PIBF 水平变化。结果观察组黄体酮治疗后47例患者保胎成功,保胎成功率94.00%,保胎流血停止时间8.42 d,腹痛消失时间11.32 d;观察组 PIBF(313.52±90.43)mmol/L,低于对照组的(398.47±104.25)mmol/L,差异有统计学意义(t =10.90,P <0.05);观察组治疗2周后孕酮(92.35±20.85)mmol/L,高于治疗前的(74.49±14.22)mmol/L,较对照组同一时点孕酮水平[(83.26±20.14)mmol/L和(78.05±15.38)mmol/L]高,差异有统计学意义(t =7.96、8.11,均 P <0.05);PIBF 观察组治疗2周后(510.73±87.49)mmol/L,高于对照组同一时点的(498.26±69.88)mmol/L,差异有统计学意义(t =4.35,P <0.05)。随访观察组保胎成功孕妇足月分娩率为95.74%,分娩胎儿未见畸形发生,对照组孕妇足月分娩率为94.00%,分娩胎儿未见畸形发生,足月分娩率比较差异无统计学意义(P >0.05)。结论妊娠早期 PIBF 降低可能是引起先兆流产的原因之一,采用黄体酮治疗能上调 PIBF 的表达,可能通过此途径起到了保胎作用,因此在采用黄体酮保胎时监测 PIBF 水平变化有助于评估保胎疗效。%Objective To investigate the treatment of threatened abortion progesterone maternal serum pro-gesterone -induced blocking factor (PIBF)levels and clinical significance,in order to be able to provide theoretical references of progesterone treatment of threatened abortion.Methods Threatened abortion women (study group)and non -threatened abortion women (control group),50 patients in the observation group given progesterone therapy, enzyme -linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)was used to detect serum progesterone and PIBF levels of the obser-vation group before treatment and two weeks later,the control group was selected and named after two weeks.Results Observation group after treatment 47 patients progesterone tocolysis successful,success rate was 94.00%,tocolysis bleeding stop time 8.42d,abdominal pain time 11.32d.PIBF of the observation group was (313.52 ±90.43)mmol/L, which was lower than that of the control group (398.47 ±104.25)mmol/L,the difference was statistically significant (t =10.90,P 0.05).Conclusion Reduced PIBF during early pregnancy may be one of the reasons of threatened abortion,the use of progesterone therapy can increase PIBF expression,possibly through this pathway plays a role in tocolysis,so when using progesterone tocolysis monitoring PIBF levels helps evaluate the efficacy of tocolysis.

  1. Cross-sectional study of serum uric acid level in patients with chronic kidney disease and its influence fac-tors%慢性肾脏病不同分期血尿酸的变化及其影响因素分析

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    刘迅; 唐骅; 彭晖; 石成钢; 陈珠江; 娄探奇

    2009-01-01

    目的 单中心横断面调查慢性肾脏病(CKD)患者血尿酸(UA)水平的基础状况.方法 对我院肾内科门诊就诊的CKD患者进行为期9个月的前瞻性横断面调查.结果 共有713例CKD患者入选.前3位CKD的病因分别为原发性肾小球疾病(61.2%,436/713)、高血压肾病(7.2%,51/713)和糖尿病肾病(5.8%,41/713).随着CKD分期的进展,UA水平(F=73.569,P=0.000)和高尿酸血症的发生率(χ2=138.156,P=0.000)显著上升.多元回归分析结果显示,UA水平和GFR呈显著负相关(RR=-1.045,P=0.000),UA水平和DBP、尿蛋白、吸烟、BMI呈显著正相关(RR分别为1.400、15.149、37.696和3.421,P均<0.05).结论 针对CKD患者UA水平进行单中心横断面调查,有助于确定CKD患者UA水平的变化规律,为进一步综合防治CKD及其心血管并发症奠定基础.%Objective To present the baseline characteristics of serum uric acid level in patients with chro-nic kidney disease(CKD). Methods A cross-sectional study on CKD patients was carried out in our hospital for 9 months. Results 713 patients were enrolled. The top three causes of CKD in these patients were primary glomerular disease(61.2%, 436/713), essential hypertensive kidney disease (7. 2%, 51/713 ) and diabetic nephropathy (5.8% ,41/713). Serum uric acid level and the incidence of hyperuricemia were associated with the stage of CKD (F = 73. 569, P = 0. 000;χ2= 138. 156, P = 0.000). A significantly negative correlation was discovered between ser-um uric acid level and the level of glomerular filtration rate(RR = - 1. 045 ,P =0. 000). A significantly positive cor-relation of serum uric acid level was found with diastohc blood pressure, proteinuia level, smoking and BMI ( RR = 1.400,15. 149,37. 696,and 3.421 ,P <0.05 ,respectively). Conclusions The cross-sectional study of serum uric acid level in patients with CKD will help to determine the dynamic changes of serum uric acid level in Chinese CKD patients and lay a solid basis for the prevention and treatment of CKD and its complications.

  2. Mejores prácticas en gestión de proveedores a nivel mundial, aplicables al sistema de Administración de la Relación con el Proveedor (ARP de la Jefatura de Operaciones Logísticas (JOL de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC

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    Full Text Available Dentro de la administración de la cadena de abastecimiento ó Supply Chain Management (SCM, se destaca la gestión de proveedores como una de las actividades más críticas para su establecimiento efectivo. Por lo anterior, el presente artículo busca aproximarse al estado del arte en gestión de proveedores, utilizando como referencia revistas internacionales especializadas en el tema, ofreciendo así una base de referencia en futuras investigaciones relacionadas. En este sentido, se propone un conjunto de alternativas para estructurar un procedimiento general, que permita la adecuada toma de decisiones en cuanto a los proveedores tanto en la Jefatura de Operaciones Logísticas de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, como en cualquier organización con el ajuste apropiado.

  3. Anlaysis of the treatment compliance of methadone maintenance treatment for heroin addicts and the influencing fac tors%广西壮族自治区全州县海洛因成瘾者美沙酮治疗依从性及影响因素分析

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    李新建; 唐桂华; 盘向青

    2014-01-01

    目的:了解广西壮族自治区全州县海洛因成瘾者美沙酮维持治疗(MMT)的依从性并探讨其影响因素,为提高MMT的效果、提出地区性综合防治措施提供一定的科学依据。方法选择2009年5月至2012年5月在该县美沙酮门诊进行维持治疗的194例患者为研究对象,回顾性分析患者的人口学特征、治疗脱失情况、药物滥用史和社会支持情况,采用Logistic回归方法分析MMT依从性的影响因素。结果194例患者中MMT保持者135例(69.59%),MMT脱失者59例(30.41%)。多因素Logistic回归分析结果显示,文化程度低、无固定职业、离异、注射吸毒和有药物滥用史是MMT依从性的危险因素,家人支持是MMT依从性的保护因素(OR=1.725、1.866、1.392、1.746、1.760、1.250、0.881,P<0.05)。结论及早识别MMT依从性差的患者,加强门诊医务人员的沟通和心理干预技巧,有效建立患者的社会支持网络,开展人性化的美沙酮门诊服务模式,是提高MMT依从性、防治毒品滋生违法犯罪以及艾滋病感染和蔓延等社会问题的有效途径。%Objective To understand the compliance of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for heroin addicts in Quanzhou county,so as to provide scientific basis for promoting the effect of MMT and proposing comprehensive preventive mea-sures. Methods The patients with MMT,who were with methadone for maintenance treatment in the county from May 2009 to May 2012,were selected as study objects. Retrospective analysis was conducted on the demographic characteristics ,treatment withdraw,history of substance abuse and society support of the patients ,and Logistic regression was taken to analyze the influenc-ing factors of MMT compliance. Results A total of 194 patients were taken in this study ,135 cases of which were MMT retainer accounting for 69.59%and 59 were MMT withdrawers (30.41%). The results of Logistic regression showed that low education de-gree,irregular occupation,divorcement,injection drug use and history of substance abuse were risk factors of MMT compliance , and family support was the protective factor of MMT compliance(OR=1.725、1.866、1.392、1.746、1.760、1.250、0.881,P<0.05). Con-clusion The effective methods to increase MMT compliance,prevent drug crime problem,HIV infection and spread are early di-agnosis of patients with poor compliance of MMT ,enhancement of the communication and psychological intervention skills of clin-ic staff,effective establishment of social support network and development of humanized clinic service model.

  4. Reserve and management of anti-cold medicines in residents in Changde City of Hunan Province and its influencing fac tors ;analysis%湖南常德居民抗感冒药储备管理及其影响因素分析

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    胡俊江; 刘淑聪; 瞿先国; 倪萍; 郭清

    2016-01-01

    目的了解居民抗感冒药储备及管理情况,探究居民抗感冒药储备、管理的影响因素,为医药市场发展提供参考。方法采用自行设计的调查问卷,对常德市武陵区进行整群随机抽样调查2个社区18岁以上居民300名。结果被调查对象中有73.99%的居民储备了抗感冒药,但其中81.74%的居民对储备的抗感冒药缺乏管理。年龄、文化程度与家庭人口数是居民是否储备抗感冒药的影响因素。影响居民对已储备抗感冒药管理的因素有户籍和文化程度。结论被调查的居民中抗感冒药的储备比例较高,但对储备的抗感冒药的管理亟待加强。居民对抗感冒药的储备管理相关知识匮乏,政府相关部门应加强居民抗感冒药及其他家庭常用药的健康教育。%Objective To know the reserve and management situation of anti-cold medicines,and to explore its influenc-ing factors to provide a reference for the development of the pharmaceutical market. Methods A self-designed questionnaire was adopted to conduct the stratified ransom sampling survey on 300 residents aged over 18 years old in Wuling District of Changde city. Results Among the respondents,a large proportion of residents(73.99%) reserved anti-cold medicines,but 81.74%of resi-dents lacked the management of anti-cold medicines. Age,cultural level and family population were the influencing factors for whether residents reserving anti-cold medicines. The factors affecting residents managing anti-cold medicines were household reg-ister and cultural level. Conclusion The reserve proportion of anti-cold medicines in the surveyed residents is higher,but their management remains to be urgently strengthened. Most residents are lack of the knowledge for anti-cold medicines reserving and managing. The related government departments should strengthen the health education of anti-cold medicines and other family commonly used drugs.

  5. Environmental Impact Assessment, Ground Water Contamination Areas. The Ground Water Contamination Areas GIS layer is a statewide map showing the boundaries of delineated areas of known groundwater contamination pursuant to Chapter 62-524, F.A.C., New Potable Water Well Permitting In Deli, Published in 1990, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Environmental Impact Assessment dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 1990. It is described...

  6. Federico, Cresti, Oasi di italianità. La Libia della colonizzazione agraria tra fascismo, guerra e indipendenza (1935-1956, Torino, Società Editrice Internazionale, décembre 1996, 298 p. (Préfacé par Salvatore Bono, complété par un index des personnes et des lieux.

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    Full Text Available L'histoire de la colonisation italienne en Méditerranée s'enrichit de nouveau avec ce bel ouvrage intitulé Oasis d'italianité, la Libye de la colonisation agraire entre fascisme, guerre et indépendance (1935-1956. Ce livre constitue une étape majeure dans l'historiographie italienne, dans le sens où il marque une évolution dans les études sur la colonisation italienne. Celles-ci furent souvent traitées sur le mode de l'événementiel et du général, exceptions faites de la thèse non publiée de ...

  7. Crystal structure of the cis and trans polymorphs of bis­[μ-2-(1,3-benzo­thia­zol-2-yl)phenolato]-κ3 N,O:O;κ3 O:N,O-bis­[fac-tri­carbonyl­rhenium(I)]1

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    The title dinuclear complex, [Re2(C13H8NOS)2(CO)6], crystallizes in two polymorphs where the 2-(1,3-benzo­thia­zol-2-yl)phenolate ligands and two carbonyl groups are trans- (I) or cis-arranged (II) with respect to the [Re2O2(CO)4] core. Polymorphs I and II exhibit a crystallographically imposed centre of symmetry and a twofold rotation axis, respectively. The structures may be described as being formed by two octa­hedrally distorted metal-coordinating units fused through μ-oxido bridges, leading to edge-sharing dimers. The crystal packing is governed by C—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter­actions, forming chains parallel to the c axis in I and a three-dimensional network in II.

  8. 恶性血液病病人自我感受负担及影响因素调查分析%Survey and analysis of self perceived burden of patients with malignant hematologic diseases and its influencing fac-tors

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    景颖颖; 李燕; 张蕙

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate and analyze the main influencing factors of self perceived burden of patients with malignant hematologic diseases.Methods:A total of 1 1 0 patients with malignant hematologic diseases re-ceived the questionnaire by using the general information questionnaire,daily life ability scale (ADL)and self perceived burden scale (SPBS).Results:The score of self perceived burden of patients with malignant hemato-logic diseases was (34.73±6.48),97.27% of patients had different levels of self perceived burden.The multiple stepwise regression analysis showed that marital status,family per capita monthly income,daily life ability were the influencing factors of patients with malignant hematologic diseases.Conclusion:Patients with malignant he-matologic diseases had obvious self perceived burden usually,the clinical nursing personnel should understand the influencing factors of patients’self perceived burden and give them the corresponding interventions,so as to lighten their self perceived burden and improve their physical and mental health and quality of life.%[目的]调查分析影响恶性血液病病人自我感受负担的主要因素。[方法]采用自行设计的一般资料调查表、日常生活能力量表(ADL)及自我感受负担量表(SPBS )对110例恶性血液病病人进行问卷调查。[结果]恶性血液病病人的自我感受负担得分为34.73分±6.48分,97.27%病人存在不同程度的自我感受负担。多元逐步回归分析结果显示,婚姻状况、家庭人均月收入、日常生活能力等是恶性血液病病人自我感受负担的影响因素。[结论]恶性血液病病人普遍存在明显的自我感受负担,临床护理人员应了解病人自我感受负担的影响因素并给予相应的干预措施,从而减轻恶性血液病病人的自我感受负担,提高其身心健康和生活质量。

  9. Discussion and Analysis of the Different Relations as well as Influencing Fac-tors of Interpersonal Communication and the Reality of Interpersonal Com-munication in Medical Students%医学生网络人际交往与现实人际沟通差异及影响因素探讨

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    吴心灵; 王津; 杨晓静; 刘禹含; 张帅; 王福东; 高博

    2014-01-01

    探讨分析医学生网络人际交往与现实人际沟通的差异关系以及影响因素。使用陈淑惠编制的中文网络成瘾量表修订版(CIAS-R)和郑日昌编制的人际关系综合诊断问卷进行调查。结果表明,医学生的网络依赖程度与人际关系困扰量表中的交友困扰(P<0.01)、异性困扰(P<0.05)、人际困扰总分(P<0.01)各维度呈现正相关关系。与女生相比,男生在网络依赖总分及人际交往困扰量表的“交谈能力困扰”以及“异性交往困扰”维度显著高于女生。与独生子女相比,非独生子女在网络依赖总分上显著高于独生子女。医学生的网络人际依赖程度越高,现实人际沟通中的人际困扰越为严重,男生的网络依赖程度和异性交往困扰较女生更为严重,非独生子女的网络依赖程度更为突出。%Purpose:To discuss and analyze the different relations as well as influencing factors of interpersonal communica-tion and the reality of interpersonal communication in medical students.Using the Chinese Internet addiction scale (CIAS-R) which is revised by Chen Shu-hui and interpersonal comprehensive diagnostic questionnaire which is compiled by Zheng Ri-chang to do our research.The results indicate positive correlation in all dimensions between the network dependence of medical students and dating problems (P<0.01)、the opposite sex problems (P<0.05)、the score of Interpersonal problems (P<0.01)in the Interpersonal distress scale.Compared with girls,the boys“conversational ability problems”and“communication problems”dimensions were significantly higher than those of girls on network dependent total score and interpersonal distress scale in the network.Compared with the only children,non only children network dependent total score were significantly higher than those of the only children.The higher the network interpersonal dependence degree of medical students,the interpersonal problems in real interpersonal communication more serious,the network dependent degree and the opposite sex communication problems of boys are more serious than girls,non only children network dependence is more prominent.

  10. Formación matemática preuniversitaria de los alumnos de la Fac. de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales: Experiencias en la Lic. de Administración y Dirección de Empresas de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    Vázquez Cueto, Mª José

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    Full Text Available De acuerdo con las conclusiones extraídas en la Jornada sobre Economía y Matemáticas organizadas por ASEPUMA (Valencia, 2004 y, con objeto de detectar con minuciosidad, en los alumnos que acceden a las Licenciaturas de tipo Económico–Empresarial, aquellos conceptos matemáticos que no poseen o de los que desconocen su aplicabilidad, se presenta en este trabajo parte de los resultados obtenidos y las conclusiones extraídas del proyecto, de los mismos autores, titulado “Nivelación de conocimientos matemáticos previos”. En esta comunicación se presenta, en concreto, el trabajo de campo realizado para el citado proyecto. Un primer cuestionario, que fue validado con una muestra piloto, nos permitió perfilar en mayor medida el cuestionario que han contestado nuestros alumnos de la asignatura Matemáticas II (primer curso de la Licenciatura de Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Tras el proceso de compilación de datos se analizan los resultados y se extraen las oportunas conclusiones.

  11. 咸宁市社区居家老年人精神慰藉需求及其影响因素分析%Analysis of emotional comfort demand of the elderly at home in community in Xianning city and its influencing fac-tors

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    孔令磷; 张志霞; 叶艳胜; 汪娟; 马香香; 李秀; 朱晚香

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To probe into emotional comfort demand of the elderly at home in community in Xianning city and its influencing factors.Methods:A total of 476 elderly at home in 4 communities in Xianning city were randomly selected for the questionnaire.Results:The total score for emotional comfort demand was(9.25±3.09);the top two demands were neighborhood mutual assistance(2.61±0.95)and volunteers companying(1.96±1.05);the lowest demand was remarriage(1.14±0.54).Multiple linear regression analysis showed that education lev-el,marital status,self rated health status,living condition and depression status were the maj or factors affect-ing the emotional comfort demand of the elderly,which explained 1 1 .7% of the total variance.Conclusion:Ori-ented by the demands of the elderly,further emotional comfort services should be provided in multi level and multi faceted in order to realize the healthy aging.%[目的]探讨咸宁市社区居家老年人精神慰藉需求现状及影响因素。[方法]随机抽取咸宁市4个社区,对476名老人进行问卷调查。[结果]社区老年人精神慰藉需求总分为(9.25±3.09)分,需求程度前两位为邻里互助(2.61分±0.95分)和志愿者陪伴(1.96分±1.05分),需求程度最低的是老年人婚姻牵线搭桥(1.14分±0.54分);多元线性回归分析显示文化程度、婚姻状况、自评健康状况、居住状况以及抑郁状况是社区居家老年人精神慰藉需求的主要影响因素,共同解释总变异的11.7%。[结论]应以老年人需求为导向,多层次、多方面发展居家养老精神慰藉服务,促进健康老龄化的实现。

  12. Olfaction in Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: flight orientation response to certain saturated carboxylic acids in human skin emanations.

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    Seenivasagan, T; Guha, Lopamudra; Parashar, B D; Agrawal, O P; Sukumaran, D

    2014-05-01

    The flight orientation response of nonblood-fed and hungry Aedes albopictus females was studied in a Y-tube olfactometer at 10(-6) to 10(-2) g odor plumes of saturated carboxylic acids (C1-C20), in which C2-C18 were the main constituents of human skin emanations. Thirteen acids viz C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8 C9, C10, C12, C14, C16, C18, and C20 showed attractance at odor plumes ranging from 10(-5) to 10(-3) g doses, while five acids viz C4, C7, C11, C15, and C19 showed repellence at 10(-4) to 10(-2) g to test mosquitoes. Tridecanoic acid (C13) showed attractance only at 10(-4) g dose while higher doses caused repellence. Dose-dependent reversal of orientation behavior from attractance to repellence was observed at 10(-2) g plumes of C5, C9, C10, C13, C17, C19, and C20 acids. The outcome of the study will help in the identification of odoriferous acids as potential attractants, repellents, or attraction inhibitors, which may find their application in the repellent formulations and odor-baited traps for surveillance and control of mosquitoes.

  13. Monoclonal antibodies to snakehead, Channa striata immunoglobulins: detection and quantification of immunoglobulin-positive cells in blood and lymphoid organs.

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    Sood, Neeraj; Chaudhary, Dharmendra K; Rathore, Gaurav; Singh, Akhilesh; Lakra, W S

    2011-02-01

    Snakehead Channa striata is an important freshwater food fish in many Southeast Asian countries. Three monoclonal antibodies (C9, C10 and D10) were developed against purified serum immunoglobulins of Channa striata (Cs-Ig) and characterized. C9 and D10 MAbs were specific to heavy chain, while C10 MAb detected only unreduced Cs-Ig in western blotting. In competitive ELISA, C9 and C10 MAbs were specific to C. striata Ig and showed no cross reactivity with serum Ig of other fish species i.e. Channa punctatus, Channa marulius, Clarias batrachus and Labeo rohita. D10 MAb showed reactivity to serum Ig of C. striata and C. marulius. In FACS analysis of gated lymphocytes, the percentage of Ig+ cells detected by C9 MAb was 18.2%, 27.7% and 10.3% in blood, spleen and kidney, respectively (n=3, body weight 500-600 g). However, only a few cells (0.5%) were found to be Ig+ in thymus (n=5). C9 MAb was also successfully employed to demonstrate Ig+ cells in blood smears and formalin fixed sections of spleen and kidney. These findings suggest that the spleen plays an important role in humoral immunity as compared to head kidney. Further, these MAbs can be useful immunological tool in monitoring health status of cultured C. striata.

  14. Milk composition during duodenal infusion of conjugated linoleic acid in dairy goats fed diets with different C18:2/C18:1 ratios

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    Ph Schmidely

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    Full Text Available O efeito do t10,c12-C18:2 na produção de leite e no perfil em ácidos graxos (AG da gordura do leite foi estudado em oito cabras que receberam t10,c12-C18:2 por infusão duodenal (ácido linoléico conjugado -CLA, 2g/10 h durante três dias, seguido por dois dias de infusão de leite desnatado (SM. As cabras foram distribuídas em quatro grupos em um delineamento fatorial 2x2: duas porcentagens de concentrado da dieta - L, baixa 45% ou H, alta 65% - e dois tipos de gordura adicionada para modificar a relação c9,c12-C18:2/c9-C18:1 da dieta - grãos de soja ou de canola. Amostras de leite foram coletadas antes (basal e durante a infusão de CLA e de leite desnatado. Ingestão de matéria seca, teor e produção de gordura, de proteína e de lactose foram semelhantes antes do início e durante a infusão de CLA. A proporção de AG saturados com 4 a 8C ou 10 a 15C não foi alterada durante a infusão de CLA. Independentemente da alimentação das cabras, a infusão de CLA aumentou as proporções de C18:0, t10- e t11-C18:1 e diminuiu as de c9-C18:1 e c9,t11-C18:2 na gordura do leite. O CLA diminuiu as relações c9-C18:1/C18:0 e c9,t11-C18:2/t11-C18:1 no leite dos quatro grupos experimentais. Os resultados mostraram que a lipogênese mamária em cabras leiteiras não foi alterada por 2g/d de t10,c12-C18:2, contudo, a desaturação de AG de cadeia longa parece ser diminuída da mesma maneira que em vacas. Produção de leite e perfil dos AG do leite não foram influenciados pela relação c9,c12-C18:2/c9-C18:1 da fração lipídica da dieta das cabras.

  15. Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in lepidopteran caterpillars.

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    Yoshinaga, Naoko; Alborn, Hans T; Nakanishi, Tomoaki; Suckling, David M; Nishida, Ritsuo; Tumlinson, James H; Mori, Naoki

    2010-03-01

    Fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs) have been found in noctuid as well as sphingid caterpillar oral secretions; in particular, volicitin [N-(17-hydroxylinolenoyl)-L-glutamine] and its biochemical precursor, N-linolenoyl-L-glutamine, are known elicitors of induced volatile emissions in corn plants. These induced volatiles, in turn, attract natural enemies of the caterpillars. In a previous study, we showed that N-linolenoyl-L-glutamine in larval Spodoptera litura plays an important role in nitrogen assimilation which might be an explanation for caterpillars synthesizing FACs despite an increased risk of attracting natural enemies. However, the presence of FACs in lepidopteran species outside these families of agricultural interest is not well known. We conducted FAC screening of 29 lepidopteran species, and found them in 19 of these species. Thus, FACs are commonly synthesized through a broad range of lepidopteran caterpillars. Since all FAC-containing species had N-linolenoyl-L-glutamine and/or N-linoleoyl-L-glutamine in common, and the evolutionarily earliest species among them had only these two FACs, these glutamine conjugates might be the evolutionarily older FACs. Furthermore, some species had glutamic acid conjugates, and some had hydroxylated FACs. Comparing the diversity of FACs with lepidopteran phylogeny indicates that glutamic acid conjugates can be synthesized by relatively primitive species, while hydroxylation of fatty acids is limited mostly to larger and more developed macrolepidopteran species.

  16. Conjugated linoleic acid isomers and cancer.

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    Kelley, Nirvair S; Hubbard, Neil E; Erickson, Kent L

    2007-12-01

    We reviewed the literature regarding the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) preparations enriched in specific isomers, cis9, trans11-CLA (c9, t11-CLA) or trans10, cis12-CLA (t10, c12-CLA), on tumorigenesis in vivo and growth of tumor cell lines in vitro. We also examined the potential mechanisms by which CLA isomers may alter the incidence of cancer. We found no published reports that examined the effects of purified CLA isomers on human cancer in vivo. Incidence of rat mammary tumors induced by methylnitrosourea was decreased by c9, t11-CLA in all studies and by t10, c12-CLA in just a few that included it. Those 2 isomers decreased the incidence of forestomach tumors induced by benzo (a) pyrene in mice. Both isomers reduced breast and forestomach tumorigenesis. The c9, t11-CLA isomer did not affect the development of spontaneous tumors of the intestine or mammary gland, whereas t10, c12-CLA increased development of genetically induced mammary and intestinal tumors. In vitro, t10, c12-CLA inhibited the growth of mammary, colon, colorectal, gastric, prostate, and hepatoma cell lines. These 2 CLA isomers may regulate tumor growth through different mechanisms, because they have markedly different effects on lipid metabolism and regulation of oncogenes. In addition, c9, t11-CLA inhibited the cyclooxygenase-2 pathway and t10, c12-CLA inhibited the lipooxygenase pathway. The t10, c12-CLA isomer induced the expression of apoptotic genes, whereas c9, t11-CLA did not increase apoptosis in most of the studies that assessed it. Several minor isomers including t9, t11-CLA; c11, t13-CLA; c9, c11-CLA; and t7, c11-CLA were more effective than c9, t11-CLA or t10, c12-CLA in inhibiting cell growth in vitro. Additional studies with purified isomers are needed to establish the health benefit and risk ratios of each isomer in humans.

  17. Field-aligned currents' scale analysis performed with the Swarm constellation

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    Lühr, Hermann; Park, Jaeheung; Gjerløv, Jesper Wittendorff

    2015-01-01

    We present a statistical study of the temporal- and spatial-scale characteristics of different field-aligned current (FAC) types derived with the Swarm satellite formation. We divide FACs into two classes: small-scale, up to some 10 km, which are carried predominantly by kinetic Alfve´n waves......, and large-scale FACs with sizes of more than 150 km. For determining temporal variability we consider measurements at the same point, the orbital crossovers near the poles, but at different times. From correlation analysis we obtain a persistent period of small-scale FACs of order 10 s, while large-scale...... FACs can be regarded stationary for more than 60 s. For the first time we investigate the longitudinal scales. Large-scale FACs are different on dayside and nightside. On the nightside the longitudinal extension is on average 4 times the latitudinal width, while on the dayside, particularly in the cusp...

  18. Preparation and biological evaluation of 99Tcm-labelled fatty acids

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    LIANG Jixin; HU Ji; CHEN Baojun; LUO Lianzhe; LI Hongyu; SHEN Langtao; LUO Zhifu

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the present work was to develop radiolabelling fatty acids based on 99Tcm carbonyl chemistry for heart imaging. Undecanoic acids functionalised with iminodiacetatic acid and cysteine were radiolabelled with [99Tcm (CO)3(H2O)3]+ intermediates, and their radiolabelling conditions were carefully studied. Biodistribution of 99Tcm (CO)3-CYST FAC11 and 99Tcm (CO)3-IDA FAC11 were observed in normal mice. The results showed that two 99Tcm-labelled compounds had similar profile in terms of high initial radioactivity uptake and rapid washout of radiotracers in the heart. 99Tcm (CO)3-IDA FAC11 was mainly excreted via hepatobiliary system in contrast to 99Tcm (CO)3-CYST FAC11, which was excreted from urinary system. It may be in part attributed to the more lipophilicity of 99Tcm (CO)3-IDA FAC11 than 99Tcm (CO)3-CYST FAC11.

  19. Wetlands Research Program. Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual. Appendix C. Sections 1 and 2. Region 4 - North Plains.

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    1987-01-01

    Mountain bladderfern Danthonia intexrnedia Vasey Timber danthonia FAC I eschampsia cespitosa (L.) Beauv. Tufted hairgrass FACW 2’. eiongata (Hook...Munro Slender hairgrass FACW Eichanthelium acuminatum (Swartz) Gould Pacific panicum FAC DRA & C. A. Clarke istichZis spicata (L.) Greene Seashore...King & Joe-pyeweed FACW+ Boneset OBL ,c" :. ;reene Bushy golden-rod FACW \\utt. Grass -leaved goldenrod FACW -,ut. Goldenrod OBL Red fescue FAC ""(L

  20. Predicting and Preventing Flow Accelerated Corrosion in Nuclear Power Plant

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    Flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) of carbon steels in water has been a concern in nuclear power production for over 40 years. Many theoretical models or empirical approaches have been developed to predict the possible occurrence, position, and rate of FAC. There are a number of parameters, which need to be incorporated into any model. Firstly there is a measure defining the hydrodynamic severity of the flow; this is usually the mass transfer rate. The development of roughness due to FAC and it...

  1. 76 FR 31393 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52; Introduction

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    2011-05-31

    ... implement Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and... specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) ] and other directive material contained in FAC...

  2. Effect of upward ion on field-aligned currents in the near-earth magnetotail

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    ZHANG; LingQian; LIU; ZhenXing; MA; ZhiWei; SHEN; Chao; ZHOU; XuZhi; ZHANG; XianGuo

    2007-01-01

    A 3-dimensional resistive MHD simulation was carried out to study the effect of the upward ions on the field-aligned currents (FACs) in the near-earth magnetotail. The simulation results show that the up-flow ions originating from the nightside auroral oval would drift into the center plasma sheet along the magnetic field lines in the plasma sheet boundary, and have an important effect on the field-aligned currents. The main conclusions include that: 1) the upward-ions mainly affect the field- aligned currents in the near-earth magnetotail (inside 15 Re); 2) the generated FACs in the near-earth region have two types, i.e., Region 1 FAC in the high-latitude and Region 2 FAC in the low-latitude; 3) FACs increase with the enhancement of the upward ion flux; 4) with the same flux of the upward ions, FACs enhance with the increase of the velocity of the up-flow ions; 5) the intensification of FACs is also closely related with the latitude of the upward ions, and the ions from the closed field line region generate larger FACs; 6) the generation of FACs is closely related with By created by the upward ions.

  3. IMF By-Related Cusp Currents Observed from the Ørsted Satellite and from Ground

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    Stauning, P.; Primdahl, Fritz; Watermann, J.

    2001-01-01

    from ground-based magnetic observations to define the structure and location of cusp currents and their dependencies on interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) conditions. Example cases illustrate the close relation between IMF B-gamma-related FAC and horizontal ionospheric currents in the cusp region. Our...... statistical analysis defines for the noon region the variations in FAC latitude with IMF B-Z. Comparisons with the statistical cusp location indicate that the more equatorward region of IMF B-gamma-while the more B related FAC is located on field lines closing at the dayside poleward FAC are on "open" field...

  4. Radiation-induced motility alterations in medulloblastoma cells

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    Rieken, Stefan; Rieber, Juliane; Brons, Stephan; Habermehl, Daniel; Rief, Harald; Orschiedt, Lena; Lindel, Katja; Weber, Klaus J; Debus, Jürgen; Combs, Stephanie E

    2015-01-01

    .... Expression of integrins was determined by quantitative FACS analysis. Matrix metalloproteinase concentrations within cell culture supernatants were investigated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA...

  5. Drug: D01212 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D01212 Drug Simfibrate (JAN/INN); Cholesolvin (TN) C23H26Cl2O6 468.1106 469.3549 D01212... LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS, PLAIN C10AB Fibrates C10AB06 Simfibrate D01212 Simfibrat...e (JAN/INN) CAS: 14929-11-4 PubChem: 7848275 LigandBox: D01212 NIKKAJI: J3.444D ATOM 31 1 C8x C 13.9201 -17....8x C 15.1356 -16.4682 7 X Cl 12.7081 -19.2691 8 O2a O 17.5570 -16.4691 9 C1d C 18....7690 -17.1701 10 C7a C 19.9821 -16.4709 11 C1a C 17.7669 -18.1582 12 C1a C 19.7539 -18.1582 13 O7a O 21.194

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    Full Text Available D01003 Drug Hexocyclium metilsulfate (INN); Hexocyclium methyl sulfate; Tral (TN) C...20H33N2O. CH3SO4 428.2345 428.5859 D01003.gif antimuscarinic ATC code: A03AB10 muscarinic cholinergic recept...mmonium compounds A03AB10 Hexocyclium D01003 Hexocyclium metilsulfate (INN) Target-based classification of d...33] Hexocyclium [ATC:A03AB10] D01003 Hexocyclium metilsulfate (INN) CAS: 115-63-9 PubChem: 7848066 LigandBox: D0100...1x C 24.5700 -17.4300 8 C1y C 23.3100 -18.1300 9 C1d C 23.3100 -19.4600 10 C1x C 24.5700 -16.0300 11 C1x C 2

  7. Development of True Time Delay Circuits

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    Samsung Electro- Mechanics America, Inc CAP CER 1UF 6.3V 5% X5R 0402 CL05A105JQ 5NNNC 1276-1444-1- ND 3 4 C4,C9,C14,C1 6 Murata Electronics...North America CAP CER 10000PF 16V 10% X7R 0402 BLM15HD10 2SN1D 1276-1500-1- ND 4 3 C5,C10,C15 Samsung Electro- Mechanics America, Inc CAP...040B050BA 445-4876-1- ND 6 2 C19,C20 TDK Corporation CAP CER 3PF 50V NP0 0402 C1005C0G1H 030B050BA 445-4869-1- ND 7 3 C21,C25,C28 Samsung Electro

  8. A reductive coupling strategy towards ripostatin A.

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    Schleicher, Kristin D; Jamison, Timothy F

    2013-01-01

    Synthetic studies on the antibiotic natural product ripostatin A have been carried out with the aim to construct the C9-C10 bond by a nickel(0)-catalyzed coupling reaction of an enyne and an epoxide, followed by rearrangement of the resulting dienylcyclopropane intermediate to afford the skipped 1,4,7-triene. A cyclopropyl enyne fragment corresponding to C1-C9 has been synthesized in high yield and demonstrated to be a competent substrate for the nickel(0)-catalyzed coupling with a model epoxide. Several synthetic approaches toward the C10-C26 epoxide have been pursued. The C13 stereocenter can be set by allylation and reductive decyanation of a cyanohydrin acetonide. A mild, fluoride-promoted decarboxylation enables construction of the C15-C16 bond by an aldol reaction. The product of this transformation is of the correct oxidation state and potentially three steps removed from the targeted epoxide fragment.

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  11. (±-Pestalachloride D, an Antibacterial Racemate of Chlorinated Benzophenone Derivative from a Soft Coral-Derived Fungus Pestalotiopsis sp.

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    Dong-Sheng Deng

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A new antibacterial chlorinated benzophenone derivative, (±-pestalachloride D (1, along with a related analog, (±-pestalachloride C (2, was recently isolated from the marine-derived fungus Pestalotiopsis sp. isolated from a soft coral Sarcophyton sp. collected from Yongxing Island in the South China Sea. Both chiral HPLC analysis and single-crystal X-ray data indicated that 1 is a racemic mixture. Interestingly, 1 did not exhibit any effect in the zebrafish embryo teratogenicity assay, while 2 led to abnormal growth. The potential impact on zebrafish embryo growth is discussed based on their crystal structures. The main difference of crystal structures between 1 and 2 is that the six-member non-aromatic ring (O4, C10, C9, C8, C2′, and C3′ in 1 exhibits a distorted chair conformation, while 2 shows a distorted boat conformation. Moreover, compounds 1 and 2 both exhibited moderate antibacterial activity.

  12. Ideas and Ideals on UN Reform——President Guido de Marco of Malta Addresses FAC Audience at the Ceremony of Conferring on him an Honorary Doctoral Degree%联合国的改革设想与理想--马耳他总统圭多·德马尔科在我院授予名誉博士学位仪式上发表演说

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    @@ 应江泽民主席的邀请,马耳他总统圭多@德马尔科阁下于今年7月1日至8日来华进行工作访问.德马尔科总统是马耳他著名政治家和外交家,长期担任过副总理兼外长等职,曾3次访华,积极发展马中友谊,并具体推动两国外交学院开展合作.此次德马尔科总统访华期间,外交学院授予德马尔科总统阁下中国外交学院名誉博士学位,中马双方在人民大会堂签署了中国外交学院和马耳他地中海外交学院合作协议,江泽民主席和德马尔科总统出席了签字仪式.7月2日,在外交学院举行了名誉博士授予仪式,外交学院杨福昌院长向德马尔科总统颁发了学位证书,随后,德马尔科总统应邀在外交学院发表了题为"联合国的改革设想与理想"的演讲.本刊全文发表这篇演讲.

  13. Stress Sensitive Signal Pathway Osteoprotegerin/Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-κB ligand/Receptor Activator of Nuclear Fac-tor-κB and Osteoporosis (review)%骨保护素/核因子-κB受体活化因子配体/核因子-κB受体活化因子信号通路与骨质疏松的研究进展

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    李盛村; 鲍捷; 王静; 王国祥

    2014-01-01

    Exercise is benefic for osteoporosis, without clear molecular biology mechanism. The osteoprotegerin/receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand/receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (OPG/RANKL/RANK) signal pathway contributes to osteoporosis, which can be mediated by mechanical force. Research progress on osteoporosis and the stress sensitive signal pathway OPG/RANKL/RANK were reviewed in this paper.%运动对骨质疏松症有积极作用,但其治疗的分子生物学机制仍未清楚。骨保护素/核因子-κB受体活化因子配体/核因子-κB受体活化因子(OPG/RANKL/RANK)信号通路的发现,有助于骨质疏松症的治疗。机械应力可以调节OPG/RANKL/RANK信号通路,参与预防和治疗骨质疏松进程。本文就应力敏感信号通路OPG/RANKL/RANK与骨质疏松的关系进行综述。

  14. "Historias de la divinal victoria de Orán" por Martín de Herrera. Edición en facsímile de la impresa en su taller de Logroño por Arnao Guillén de Brocar en 1510, publicada en conmemoración del quinto centenario de la conquista de Orán (1509)

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    The «Historia de la divinal conquista de Orán», the unique work we know written by Martin de Herrera (fl. 1500), is devoted to the expedition against Oran’s city promoted by the Cardinal Jiménez de Cisneros, with a mentality of crusade. The work can be considered a polyphonic historiographic poem, because, of a side, it tries to narrate the conquest in verse for persons capable of reading and of understanding numerous typological and figural references. Of another side, the Author inserts a p...

  15. Que peut-on attendre des pratiques d’élevage pour améliorer la qualité nutritionnelle des matières grasses du lait bovin et caprin ?

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    Full Text Available This review gives an update of available data on the effect of nutrition on milk fatty acid (FA composition in dairy cow and goat. It starts by an overview of the main digestive and metabolic pathways involved in the milk fat secretion processes. Used data are originated from literature and from two databases developed by Inra. Altogether, analyses confirm the wide plasticity of milk FA profiles in dairy ruminant, peculiarly for the saturated FA (10 to 18 carbon, oleic (9c-18:1 and vaccenic (11t-18:1 acids, and other trans isomers of 18:1 and 18:2. Compared to diets with large amount of concentrate and/or maize silage, grass-based diets (grazed or correctly preserved show a decrease in saturated FA, at the expense of 9c- and 11t-18:1, and to a lesser extent, 18:3 n-3 and 9c11t-CLA. Dietary supplements of plant oil or oilseeds have similar effects than grass feeding, sometimes more marked, but they increase simultaneously other trans isomers of 18:1 and 18:2, especially when added to maize silage and/or high-concentrate diets. Oils or seeds rich in 18:2 n-6 (sunflower, soybean,… increase particularly 10t-18:1, and 10t12c-, 8t10c-, 7t9c- and 9t11c-CLA, whereas those rich in 18:3 n-3 (linseed enhance notably 13t/14t-18:1, and 9ct12-, 9ct13- and 11tc15-18:2. When comparing goats’ with cows’ results, it appears that they are less sensitive to the 11t- to 10t- ruminal shift, thus explaining the good stability and the large magnitude of the responses of their milk 11t-18:1 and 9c11t-CLA content to lipid supplementation of high-concentrate diets. Furthermore, goats seem to respond better than cows to 18:3 n-3 rich supplements. Ongoing studies are evaluating the use of milk FA profile as biomarkers for the authentication of milk according to production zone and type of feeding, or to predict methane enteric emissions by dairy cows receiving oilseeds. Future studies should also integrate the expected progress of knowledge on the potential effects on

  16. Changes in circulating endothelial progenitor cells predict responses of multiple myeloma patients to treatment with bortezomib and dexamethasone

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    Full Text Available Four cycles of chemotherapy are required to assess responses of multiple myeloma (MM patients. We investigated whether circulating endothelial progenitor cells (cEPCs could be a biomarker for predicting patient response in the first cycle of chemotherapy with bortezomib and dexamethasone, so patients might avoid ineffective and costly treatments and reduce exposure to unwanted side effects. We measured cEPCs and stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α in 46 MM patients in the first cycle of treatment with bortezomib and dexamethasone, and investigated clinical relevance based on patient response after four 21-day cycles. The mononuclear cell fraction was analyzed for cEPC by FACS analysis, and SDF-1α was analyzed by ELISA. The study population was divided into 3 groups according to the response to chemotherapy: good responders (n=16, common responders (n=12, and non-responders (n=18. There were no significant differences among these groups at baseline day 1 (P>0.05. cEPC levels decreased slightly at day 21 (8.2±3.3 cEPCs/μL vs day 1 (8.4±2.9 cEPCs/μL in good responders (P>0.05. In contrast, cEPC levels increased significantly in the other two groups (P<0.05. SDF-1α changes were closely related to changes in cEPCs. These findings indicate that change in cEPCs at day 21 in the first cycle might be considered a noninvasive biomarker for predicting a later response, and extent of change could help decide whether to continue this costly chemotherapy. cEPCs and the SDF-1α/CXCR4 axis are potential therapeutic targets for improved response and outcomes in MM patients.

  17. Extension Agent Knowledge and Programming Behaviors Regarding Healthy Lifestyles Education in Georgia

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    Lynch, Dana R.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Duncan, Dennis W.; Hanula, Gail M.

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    Healthy lifestyles education (HLE) is defined as nutrition and physical activity education aimed at controlling or preventing serious health issues. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine knowledge and behaviors of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and 4-H agents concerning HLE. Eighty-five and 86% of FACS and 4-H…

  18. 78 FR 46796 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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    ... and III of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. This final rule will not have... 202- 501-4755. List of Rules in FAC 2005-69 Item Subject FAR Case Analyst *I Definition of Contingency... following these item summaries. FAC 2005-69 amends the FAR as specified below: Item I--Definition of...

  19. 78 FR 46779 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69; Introduction

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    ... and III of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. This final rule will not have... at 202-501- 4755. List of Rules in FAC 2005-69 Item Subject FAR Case Analyst I Definition of... summaries. FAC 2005-69 amends the FAR as specified below: Item I--Definition of Contingency Operation (FAR...

  20. Wetlands Research Program. Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual. Appendix C. Sections 1 and 2. Region 6 - Southern Plains.

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  1. Aportaciones a la respuesta inmune frente a "Chamydophila" en modelo murino, variaciones debidas al genotipo del hospedador y virulencia de la cepa / María Belén Abadías ; direccion Antonio Benabé Salazar.

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    Garcés Abadías, María Belén

    2002-01-01

    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M. 2459. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 98. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 185.

  2. Estudio inmunocitoquímico de las células GH, PRL y SMT en cabras de aptitud lechera / Fernando A. Vásquez Fernández ; director Antonio Bernabé Salazar y Miguel Angel Gómez Sánchez.

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    Vásquez Fernández, Fernando A.; Bernabé Salazar, Antonio; Gómez Sánchez, Miguel Ángel

    2000-01-01

    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. DEPOSITO. T.M-2115. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 92. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 133.

  3. Papel de las células NK y linfocitos T en la respuesta inmune frente a Chlamidophyla abortus en modelo murino / Carlos Manuel Martínez Cacéres; directores, Joaquín Sánchez Campillo, Antonio J. Buendía Marín y Jesús Salinas Lorente.

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    Martínez Cáceres, Carlos Manuel

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M. 3026. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 111. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 219.

  4. Estudio de Clamydia psittaci mediante inmunomicroscopía electrónica / Antonio J. Buendía Marín ; director Jesús Salinas Lorente, Joaquín Sánchez Campillo.

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    Buendía Marín, Antonio Julian

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M.-1679. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 80. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 110.

  5. Estudio de la coinfección natural de tuberculosis y paratuberculosis en bovino de lidia / José Manuel Sanes Vargas; directores, Juan I. Seva Alcaraz y Francisco J. Pallarés Martínez.

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. TM 4021. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 230.

  6. Estudio de Clamydia psittaci mediante inmunomicroscopía electrónica / Antonio J. Buendía Marín ; director Jesús Salinas Lorente, Joaquín Sánchez Campillo.

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M.-1679. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 80. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 110.

  7. Wetlands Research Program. Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual. Appendix C. Sections 1 and 2. Region 7 - Southwest.

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    Anemope IS califozriica (Nutt.) Yerba mansa OBL Hook & Arn . Angelica pinnata Wats. Small-leaf angelica FACW.4 Anoda cristata (L.) Schlecht. Spurred... anoda FAC Apocunwu? ,annainum Indianhemp dogbane FAC+ .. siiriczm Jacq. Prairie dogbare PAC 4quiliegia chrisartha A. Gray Golden columbine FACW A

  8. Experiment list: SRX1131949 [Chip-atlas[Archive

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    Full Text Available Pre-PB || cell sorting strategy=CD138–GFP+CD22- FACS-sorted || chip antibody=H3K2.../6 || genotype/background=Blimp1(GFP/+) || cell preparation=4-day LPS stimulation, FACS sorted || cell type=

  9. Is visuospatial hemineglect longitudinally associated with postural imbalance in the postacute phase of stroke?

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    Nes, van I.C.; Kessel, van M.E.; Schils, F.; Fasotti, L.; Geurts, A.C.; Kwakkel, G.

    2009-01-01

    15%. RESULTS: Visuospatial hemineglect was significantly associated with BBS and FAC. The relation between hemineglect and both BBS and FAC was confounded by severity of paresis of the lower limb. After controlling for severity of paresis, hemineglect remained independently associated with BBS, wher

  10. Tipos de fibras en el músculo esquelético del toro bravo (bos taurus ibericus) : su relación con la caída durante la lídia / 2001.

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M.-2275. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B TESIS 95. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Sala de estudio. Tesis-V 153.

  11. Influence of Functionalized Pyridine Ligands on the Radio/Chemical Behavior of [MI(CO)3]+ (M = Re and 99mTc) 2 + 1 Complexes

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    While a number of chelate strategies have been developed for the organometallic precursor fac-[M (OH2)3(CO)3]+ (M = Re, 99mTc), a unique challenge has been to improve the overall function and performance of these complexes for in vivo and in vitro applications. Since its synthesis, the fac-[M (CO)3]...

  12. International and multicenter comparison of EUCAST and CLSI M27-A2 broth microdilution methods for testing susceptibilities of Candida spp. to fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole.

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    Espinel-Ingroff, A; Barchiesi, F; Cuenca-Estrella, M; Pfaller, M A; Rinaldi, M; Rodriguez-Tudela, J L; Verweij, P E

    2005-08-01

    The aim of this study was to compare MICs of fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole obtained by the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and CLSI (formerly NCCLS) methods in each of six centers for 15 Candida albicans (5 fluconazole-resistant and 4 susceptible-dose-dependent [S-DD] isolates), 10 C. dubliniensis, 7 C. glabrata (2 fluconazole-resistant isolates), 5 C. guilliermondii (2 fluconazole-resistant isolates), 10 C. krusei, 9 C. lusitaniae, 10 C. parapsilosis, and 5 C. tropicalis (1 fluconazole-resistant isolate) isolates. CLSI MICs were obtained visually at 24 and 48 h and spectrophotometric EUCAST MICs at 24 h. The agreement (within a 3-dilution range) between the methods was species, drug, and incubation time dependent and due to lower EUCAST than CLSI MICs: overall, 94 to 95% with fluconazole and voriconazole and 90 to 91% with posaconazole and itraconazole when EUCAST MICs were compared against 24-h CLSI results. The agreement was lower (85 to 94%) against 48-h CLSI endpoints. The overall interlaboratory reproducibility by each method was > or =92%. When the comparison was based on CLSI breakpoint categorization, the agreement was 68 to 76% for three of the four species that included fluconazole-resistant and S-DD isolates; 9% very major discrepancies ( or =64 microg/ml) were observed among fluconazole-resistant isolates and 50% with voriconazole ( or =4 microg/ml). Similar results were observed with itraconazole for seven of the eight species evaluated (28 to 77% categorical agreement). Posaconazole EUCAST MICs were also substantially lower than CLSI MIC modes (0.008 to 1 microg/ml versus 1 to > or =8 microg/ml) for some of these isolates. Therefore, the CLSI breakpoints should not be used to interpret EUCAST MIC data.

  13. International and Multicenter Comparison of EUCAST and CLSI M27-A2 Broth Microdilution Methods for Testing Susceptibilities of Candida spp. to Fluconazole, Itraconazole, Posaconazole, and Voriconazole

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    Espinel-Ingroff, A.; Barchiesi, F.; Cuenca-Estrella, M.; Pfaller, M. A.; Rinaldi, M.; Rodriguez-Tudela, J. L.; Verweij, P. E.

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare MICs of fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole obtained by the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and CLSI (formerly NCCLS) methods in each of six centers for 15 Candida albicans (5 fluconazole-resistant and 4 susceptible-dose-dependent [S-DD] isolates), 10 C. dubliniensis, 7 C. glabrata (2 fluconazole-resistant isolates), 5 C. guilliermondii (2 fluconazole-resistant isolates), 10 C. krusei, 9 C. lusitaniae, 10 C. parapsilosis, and 5 C. tropicalis (1 fluconazole-resistant isolate) isolates. CLSI MICs were obtained visually at 24 and 48 h and spectrophotometric EUCAST MICs at 24 h. The agreement (within a 3-dilution range) between the methods was species, drug, and incubation time dependent and due to lower EUCAST than CLSI MICs: overall, 94 to 95% with fluconazole and voriconazole and 90 to 91% with posaconazole and itraconazole when EUCAST MICs were compared against 24-h CLSI results. The agreement was lower (85 to 94%) against 48-h CLSI endpoints. The overall interlaboratory reproducibility by each method was ≥92%. When the comparison was based on CLSI breakpoint categorization, the agreement was 68 to 76% for three of the four species that included fluconazole-resistant and S-DD isolates; 9% very major discrepancies (≤8 μg/ml versus ≥64 μg/ml) were observed among fluconazole-resistant isolates and 50% with voriconazole (≤1 μg/ml versus ≥4 μg/ml). Similar results were observed with itraconazole for seven of the eight species evaluated (28 to 77% categorical agreement). Posaconazole EUCAST MICs were also substantially lower than CLSI MIC modes (0.008 to 1 μg/ml versus 1 to ≥8 μg/ml) for some of these isolates. Therefore, the CLSI breakpoints should not be used to interpret EUCAST MIC data. PMID:16081926

  14. Influence of Local Flow Field on Flow Accelerated Corrosion Downstream from an Orifice

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    Utanohara, Yoichi; Nagaya, Yukinori; Nakamura, Akira; Murase, Michio

    Flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) rate downstream from an orifice was measured in a high-temperature water test loop to evaluate the effects of flow field on FAC. Orifice flow was also measured using laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) and simulated by steady RANS simulation and large eddy simulation (LES). The LDV measurements indicated the flow structure did not depend on the flow velocity in the range of Re = 2.3×104 to 1.2×105. Flow fields predicted by RANS and LES agreed well with LDV data. Measured FAC rate was higher downstream than upstream from the orifice and the maximum appeared at 2D (D: pipe diameter) downstream. The shape of the profile of the root mean square (RMS) wall shear stress predicted by LES had relatively good agreement with the shape of the profile of FAC rate. This result indicates that the effects of flow field on FAC can be evaluated using the calculated wall shear stress.

  15. Free Active Chlorine in Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions Admixed with Octenidine, SmearOFF, Chlorhexidine, and EDTA.

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    Krishnan, Unni; Saji, Sreeja; Clarkson, Roger; Lalloo, Ratilal; Moule, Alex J

    2017-08-01

    The therapeutic effects of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solutions are dependent on the levels of free available chlorine (FAC). Mixing these solutions with irrigants can result in significant reductions in FAC. Although the effect of some irrigants on FAC is known, the effect of other commonly used irrigants is not. Thus, the therapeutic ramifications of the concurrent use of these on the efficiency of NaOCl solutions is not known. Aliquots of 5.2% (w/v) NaOCl solutions were admixed in proportions of 90:10, 80:20, and 50:50 with the following irrigants: octenidine dihydrochloride (OCT); SmearOFF (Vista Dental Products, Racine, WI), 17% EDTA; and 0.2%, 2%, and 5% chlorhexidine (CHX) solutions. Changes in FAC were measured by iodometric titration. Statistical differences between means were determined using a post hoc Tukey analysis test after an analysis of variance. OCT appeared not to affect FAC and was significantly different than all other irrigants, except for 90:10 and 80:20 mixtures of low concentration (0.2%) CHX. CHX solutions showed a marked concentration- and mixture proportion-dependent detrimental effect on FAC. The reduction of FAC between different concentrations of CHX was statistically significant in 80:20 and 50:50 proportions, with 50:50 mixtures of 5% CHX having the greatest influence. Mixtures containing even small proportions of SmearOFF or EDTA exhibited significant losses in FAC. OCT has little effect on FAC and can be used concurrently with NaOCl solutions. Higher concentrations of CHX significantly affect FAC. Their combined use with NaOCl solutions should be avoided. EDTA and SmearOFF should not be mixed with NaOCl solutions. Copyright © 2017 American Association of Endodontists. All rights reserved.

  16. Accuracy of the Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting Assay for the Aquaporin-4 Antibody (AQP4-Ab): Comparison with the Commercial AQP4-Ab Assay Kit

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    Kim, Yoo-Jin; Cheon, So Young; Kim, Boram; Jung, Kyeong Cheon; Park, Kyung Seok

    2016-01-01

    Background The aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-Ab) is a disease-specific autoantibody to neuromyelitis optica (NMO). We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the FACS assay in detecting the AQP4-Ab compared with the commercial cell-based assay (C-CBA) kit. Methods Human embryonic kidney-293 cells were transfected with human aquaporin-4 (M23) cDNA. The optimal cut off values of FACS assay was tested using 1123 serum samples from patients with clinically definite NMO, those at high risk for NMO, patients with multiple sclerosis, patients with other idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating diseases, and negative controls. The accuracy of FACS assay and C-CBA were compared in consecutive 225 samples that were collected between January 2014 and June 2014. Results With a cut-off value of MFIi of 3.5 and MFIr of 2.0, the receiver operating characteristic curve for the FACS assay showed an area under the curve of 0.876. Among 225 consecutive sera, the FACS assay and C-CBA had a sensitivity of 77.3% and 69.7%, respectively, in differentiating the sera of definite NMO patients from sera of controls without IDD or of MS. Both assay had a good specificity of 100% in it. The overall positivity of the C-CBA among FACS-positive sera was 81.5%; moreover, its positivity was low as 50% among FACS-positive sera with relatively low MFIis. Conclusions Both the FACS assay and C-CBA are sensitive and highly specific assays in detecting AQP4-Ab. However, in some sera with relatively low antibody titer, FACS-assay can be a more sensitive assay option. In real practice, complementary use of FACS assay and C-CBA will benefit the diagnosis of NMO patients, because the former can be more sensitive among low titer sera and the latter are easier to use therefore can be widely used. PMID:27658059

  17. Functionalized granular activated carbon and surface complexation with chromates and bi-chromates in wastewater.

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    Singha, Somdutta; Sarkar, Ujjaini; Luharuka, Pallavi

    2013-03-01

    Cr(VI) is present in the aqueous medium as chromate (CrO4(2-)) and bi-chromate (HCrO4(-)). Functionalized granular activated carbons (FACs) are used as adsorbents in the treatment of wastewaters containing hexavalent chromium. The FACs are prepared by chemical modifications of granular activated carbons (GACs) using functionalizing agents like HNO3, HCl and HF. The Brunauer, Emmett and Teller surface areas of FAC-HCl (693.5m(2)/g), FAC-HNO3 (648.8m(2)/g) and FAC-HF (726.2m(2)/g) are comparable to the GAC (777.7m(2)/g). But, the adsorption capacity of each of the FAC-HNO3, FAC-HCl and FAC-HF is found to be higher than the GAC. The functional groups play an important role in the adsorption process and pH has practically no role in this specific case. The FACs have hydrophilic protonated external surfaces in particular, along with the functional surface sites capable to make complexes with the CrO4(2-) and HCrO4(-) present. Surface complex formation is maximized in the order FAC-HNO3>FAC-HF>FAC-HCl, in proportion to the total surface acidity. This is also confirmed by the well-known pseudo second-order kinetic model. Physi-sorption equilibrium isotherms are parameterized by using standard Freundlich and Langmuir models. Langmuir fits better. The formation of surface complexes with the functional groups and hexavalent chromium is also revealed in the images of field emission scanning electron micrograph; energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis after adsorption. The intra-particle diffusion is not the only rate-controlling factor. The Boyd's film diffusion model fits very well with R(2) as high as 98.1% for FAC-HNO3. This result demonstrates that the functionalization of the GAC by acid treatments would increase the diffusion rate, predominantly with a boundary layer diffusion effect. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Rhenium-mediated coupling of acetonitrile and pyrazoles. New molecular clefts for anion binding.

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    Arroyo, Marta; Miguel, Daniel; Villafañe, Fernando; Nieto, Sonia; Pérez, Julio; Riera, Lucía

    2006-08-21

    The reaction of fac-[ReBr(CO)3(NCMe)2] (1) with either pyrazole (Hpz) or 3,5-dimethylpyrazole (Hdmpz) in a 1:2 Re/pyrazole ratio affords the known complexes fac-[ReBr(CO)3(Hpz)2] (2) and [ReBr(CO)3(Hdmpz)2] (3). Using a 1:1 ratio, MeCN as solvent, and longer reaction times led to a mixture in which the major components are the pyrazolylamidino complexes fac-[ReBr(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)pz-kappa2N,N)] (4) and fac-[ReBr(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)dmpz-kappa2N,N)] (5). The complexes fac-[ReBr(CO)3(Hpz)(NCMe)] (6) and fac-[ReBr(CO)3(Hdmpz)(NCMe)] (7) (along with 2 and 3) were found to be minor components of these reactions. Analogous reactions of fac-[Re(OClO3)(CO)3(NCMe)2] yielded fac-[Re(NCCH3)(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)pz-kappa2N,N)]ClO4 (8), fac-[Re(NCCH3)(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)dmpz-kappa2N,N)]ClO4 (9), fac-[Re(Hpz)(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)pz-kappa2N,N)]ClO4 (10), and fac-[Re(Hdmpz)(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)dmpz-kappa2N,N)]ClO4 (11). The X-ray structure of 11 showed the perchlorate anion to be hydrogen-bonded by the N-H groups of the pyrazole and pyrazolylamidino ligands. The behavior of the compound fac-[Re(Hdmpz)(CO)3(HN=C(CH3)dmpz-kappa2N,N)]BAr'4 (13) (synthesized by reaction of [ReBr(CO)3(Hdmpz)2] (3) with (i) AgOTf and (ii) NaBAr'(4)/MeCN) as an anion receptor has been studied in CD3CN solution. In addition, the structure of the supramolecular adduct fac-[Re(CO)3(Hdmpz)(HN=C(CH3)dmpz-kappa2N,N)].Cl (14), featuring chloride binding by the two N-H groups, was determined by X-ray diffraction.

  19. Surface coatings on carbon steel for prevention of flow accelerated corrosion under two phase flow conditions

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    Shim, Hee-Sang; Kim, Kyung Mo; Hur, Do Haeng [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Seung Hyun; Kim, Ji Hyun [Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    Since the occurrence of a Surry-2 pipe rupture accident, a lot of effort has been made to prevent FAC of carbon steel piping. Some of the chemicals were suggested as a corrosion inhibitor. A platinum decoration was applied as another prevention strategy of carbon steel thinning. The severe FAC-damaged carbon steel pipings were replaced by tolerant materials such as SA335 Gr.P22. However, some components such as the piping materials between moisture separator and turbine have still suffered from the FAC degradation. This work provides a coating method to prevent the FAC degradation of the SA106 Gr.B, which is a piping material between moisture separator and high-pressure turbine, under two-phase flow. We suggested the coating materials to prevent FAC of SA106Gr.B under two-phase water-vapor flow. The FAC resistance of SA106Gr.B was improved with 5 times by electroless-deposited Ni-P protective layer. Other coating materials also enhanced the tolerance up to 5 times for the FAC in a condition of 150 .deg. C and 3.8 bar at 9.5 compared to non-coated SA106Gr.B.

  20. Effect of Cr on Flow Accelerated Corrosion of Carbon Steel

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    Lee, Eun Hee; Kim, Kyung Mo; Kim, Hong Pyo; Kim, Dong Jin [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-02-15

    The alloy content of structural materials of nuclear power plants has been recognized an important factor in predicting flow accelerated corrosion (FAC). In particular, many literature data reported that chromium content is one of the most important alloying element and even a small amount of chromium is effective to suppress FAC. This report reviewed and compared chromium models of Ducreux, Bouchacourt, and Kastner which were used in predicting FAC rates. The plant data indicate that Ducreux model may be conservative for the specimen containing 0.15 wt% chromium. The related articles were reviewed as follows. Combined effects of chromium content, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), flow velocity, test time, and kinds of amine on the FAC rate were described. 0.1 wt% chromium in steel did not affect the FAC rate with changes in pH. The FAC rates pronounced with higher flow rate and increased with increasing test duration(600 d) for 0.013 wt% chromium. The FAC rates in mixed amine chemistry were higher than in ammonia chemistry, which may be lessened by the addition of chromium to the steel.

  1. Field-Aligned Currents at the PSBL on 17 August 2001 Storm:Relationships with solar Wind Conditions

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    CHENG Zheng-Wei; SHI Jian-Kui; ZHANG Tie-Long; WANG Sheng-Guo; LIU Zhen-Xing

    2011-01-01

    @@ Using magnetic field and plasma data acquired with Cluster spacecrafts,we investigate the relationship between the field-aligned currents(FACs)at the plasma sheet boundary layer(PSBL)and solar wind dynamic pressure,as well as the interplanetary magnetic field(IMF)By on 17 August 2001 storm.Our studies reveal that FAC density at the PSBL in the magnetotail in the storm time is controlled mainly by the solar wind dynamic pressure rather than IMF By.The FACs at the PSBL are associated with the low-altitude region-1 current and have the same polarity as region-1 current in the dawn sector.In the polar region,the footprints of the FACs at the appeared in this storm time when a substorm just occurred.%Using magnetic field and plasma data acquired with Cluster spacecrafts, we investigate the relationship between the field-aligned currents (FACs) at the plasma sheet boundary layer (PSBL) and solar wind dynamic pressure, as well as the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bv on 17 August 2001 storm. Our studies reveal that FAC density at the PSBL in the magnetotail in the storm time is controlled mainly by the solar wind dynamic pressure rather than IMF By. The FACs at the PSBL are associated with the low-altitude region-1 current and have the same polarity as region-1 current in the dawn sector. In the polar region, the footprints of the FACs at the PSBL expand equatorward. The data analysis also shows that a very strong FAC with a density over 40nA-m~2 appeared in this storm time when a substorm just occurred.

  2. Preparation and characterization of Fe3+-doped TiO2 on fly ash cenospheres for photocatalytic application

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    Wang, Bing; Li, Qin; Wang, Wei; Li, Ying; Zhai, Jianping

    2011-02-01

    Fe3+-doped TiO2 film deposited on fly ash cenosphere (Fe-TiO2/FAC) was successfully synthesized by the sol-gel method. These fresh photocatalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and thermogravimetric analyses (TGA). The XRD results showed that Fe element can maintain metastable anatase phase of TiO2, and effect of temperature showed rutile phase appears in 650 °C for 0.01% Fe-TiO2/FAC. The SEM analysis revealed the Fe-TiO2 films on the surface of a fly ash cenosphere with a thickness of 2 μm. The absorption threshold of Fe-TiO2/FACs shifted to a longer wavelength compared to the photocatalyst without Fe3+-doping in the UV-vis absorption spectra. The photocatalytic activity and kinetics of Fe-TiO2/FAC with varying the iron content and the calcination temperatures were investigated by measuring the photodegradation of methyl blue (MB) during visible light irradiation. Compared with TiO2/FAC and Fe3+-doped TiO2 powder (Fe-TiO2), the degradation ratio using Fe-TiO2/FAC increased by 33% and 30%, respectively, and the best calcined temperature was 450 °C and the optimum doping of Fe/Ti molar ratio was 0.01%. The Fe-TiO2/FAC particles can float in water due to the low density of FAC in favor of phase separation to recover these photocatalyst after the reaction, and the recovery test shows that calcination contributes to regaining photocatalytic activity of Fe-TiO2/FAC photocatalyst.

  3. Korelasi antara Imunoekspresi p53 dan Respons Kemoterapi Neoadjuvan Regimen Fluororasil, Adriamisin, dan Siklofosfamid pada Karsinoma Duktus Payudara Invasif

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDBC stage IIIB need multimodality treatment. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC is given to reduce the size and stage of tumor so that surgery can be performed. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens generally used was fluorouracil, adriamycin and cyclophosphamide (FAC. FAC chemotherapy works by damaging deoxyribonucleic acid and induce apoptosis of cancer cells. Abnormalities of proteins or genes associated with apoptosis (p53 is believed to affect the chemotherapy response. This study was purpose to determine correlation between immunoexpression of p53 and response of neoadjuvant FAC chemotherapy in invasive ductal breast carcinoma. The study was a cross sectional analytic study of 40 IDBC cases given FAC NC at Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung between March 2008–February 2009. Response of FAC NC judged on the size of tumor mass following administration of FAC. Haematoxylin-eosin and immunohistochemistry stain using a mouse monoclonal antibody to p53 protein (Novocastra was made from paraffin blocks of patients, then determined the immunoexpression levels of p53. Somers’d and Gamma statistical were used to test the correlation between variables. The p-value 75%, 14 cases p53 10–75%, 7 cases p53<10%, and 6 cases were not expresed p53; There was a significant correlation between immunoexpression of p53 and the response of FAC chemotherapy (p=0.000. In conclusions, the higher expression of p53, the lower response to NC FAC. Immunoexpression of p53 can predict the response of FAC NC on IDBC stage IIIB.

  4. Wetlands Research Program. Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual. Appendix C. Sections 1 and 2. Region 2 - Southeast.

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    Michx. f.) Nutt. Water hickory OBL "’"~"?B(Wangenh. ) K. Koch Bitternut hickory FAC 7.i re~.ss(Wangenh.) K. Koch Pecan FAC+ a -_7.osa (Michx. f...leptcphyllwn ( Peru .) Ciclospermum FAC+ Sprague ex Britton Cicuta macuZata L. Common vaterhemlock OBL Cn’fexcana C. & R. Mexican vaterhemlock OBL,nna...dogwood FACW ran.ic;"is rmscosa Swartz Granichis 7rasszi~a aquat- ica (L.) Schoenl. Grassula. OBL DRA 7r-_:aegqus aestivais (Walter) Torr. May hawthorn OBL

  5. Implementing Filters to Identify and Prioritize Industrial Base Risk: Rules of Thumb to Reduce Cognitive Overload (Briefing Charts)

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    98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 2 USD(AT&L) MIBP • Background – Risk in the industrial base – Risk assessment process – Continuous improvement...Conduct FaC Matrix Assessment Facilitated scoring, based on standardized criteria, by SMEs FaC Risk Matrix Validate & Mitigate High Risk Issues...Develop Mitigation Strategy(ies) SME “deep dive” into IB risk areas; facility visits High Risk IB Issues Process for Assessing IB Risk FaC Risk

  6. Striking difference in antiproliferative activity of ruthenium- and osmium-nitrosyl complexes with azole heterocycles.

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    Büchel, Gabriel E; Gavriluta, Anatolie; Novak, Maria; Meier, Samuel M; Jakupec, Michael A; Cuzan, Olesea; Turta, Constantin; Tommasino, Jean-Bernard; Jeanneau, Erwann; Novitchi, Ghenadie; Luneau, Dominique; Arion, Vladimir B

    2013-06-03

    Ruthenium nitrosyl complexes of the general formulas (cation)(+)[cis-RuCl4(NO)(Hazole)](-), where (cation)(+) = (H2ind)(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (Hind) (1c), (cation)(+) = (H2pz)(+), Hazole = 1H-pyrazole (Hpz) (2c), (cation)(+) = (H2bzim)(+), Hazole = 1H-benzimidazole (Hbzim) (3c), (cation)(+) = (H2im)(+), Hazole = 1H-imidazole (Him) (4c) and (cation)(+)[trans-RuCl4(NO)(Hazole)](-), where (cation)(+) = (H2ind)(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (1t), (cation)(+) = (H2pz)(+), Hazole = 1H-pyrazole (2t), as well as osmium analogues of the general formulas (cation)(+)[cis-OsCl4(NO)(Hazole)](-), where (cation)(+) = (n-Bu4N)(+), Hazole =1H-indazole (5c), 1H-pyrazole (6c), 1H-benzimidazole (7c), 1H-imidazole (8c), (cation)(+) = Na(+); Hazole =1H-indazole (9c), 1H-benzimidazole (10c), (cation)(+) = (H2ind)(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (11c), (cation)(+) = H2pz(+), Hazole = 1H-pyrazole (12c), (cation)(+) = (H2im)(+), Hazole = 1H-imidazole (13c), and (cation)(+)[trans-OsCl4(NO)(Hazole)](-), where (cation)(+) = n-Bu4N(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (5t), 1H-pyrazole (6t), (cation)(+) = Na(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (9t), (cation)(+) = (H2ind)(+), Hazole = 1H-indazole (11t), (cation)(+) = (H2pz)(+), Hazole = 1H-pyrazole (12t), have been synthesized. The compounds have been comprehensively characterized by elemental analysis, ESI mass spectrometry, spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV-vis, 1D and 2D NMR) and X-ray crystallography (1c·CHCl3, 1t·CHCl3, 2t, 3c, 6c, 6t, 8c). The antiproliferative activity of water-soluble compounds (1c, 1t, 3c, 4c and 9c, 9t, 10c, 11c, 11t, 12c, 12t, 13c) in the human cancer cell lines A549 (nonsmall cell lung carcinoma), CH1 (ovarian carcinoma), and SW480 (colon adenocarcinoma) has been assayed. The effects of metal (Ru vs Os), cis/trans isomerism, and azole heterocycle identity on cytotoxic potency and cell line selectivity have been elucidated. Ruthenium complexes (1c, 1t, 3c, and 4c) yielded IC50 values in the low micromolar concentration range. In contrast to most

  7. AcEST: DK958609 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available 0_BRAFL Putative uncharacterized protein OS=Branc... 114 7e-24 tr|Q9C8S0|Q9C8S0_ARATH Hydrophilic...A Sbjct: 121 QAKAGKA 127 >tr|Q9C8S0|Q9C8S0_ARATH Hydrophilic protein, putative; 2

  8. CÂMİÜ’T-TEVÂRÎH’TE KUBİLAY HAN’IN ÇİN’DEKİ İDARÎ TEŞKİLATI VE BAYINDIRLIK FAALİYETLERİ / Kublaı Khan’s Admınıstratıve Organızatıon And Facılıtıes of Publıc Works in Chına in Câmiü’t-Tevârîh

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    ÖzetCengiz Han zamanında teşkilat anlamında şekillenmeye başlayan Moğol devleti, Kuzey Çin’in bu dönemde Moğolların hâkimiyetine girmesi ile yeni idarî yapılarla da karşı karşıya kalmıştır. Devletin kurumsal anlamdaki örgütlenmesi ve bayındırlık faaliyetleri Cengiz Han’ın halefleri tarafından önem verilerek sürdürülmüştür. Moğol devletinin devlet düzeni bağlamında farklı devlet kültürlerinden etkilendiği çok açıktır. Uygurlar ile başlayan bu etki sahasının devlet sınırlarının büyümesi ile doğ...

  9. Ostomy Home Skills Program

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  10. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  11. Physiological characterisation of acuB deletion in Aspergillus niger

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    Meijer, Susan Lisette; De Jongh, Willem Adriaan; Olsson, Lisbeth

    2009-01-01

    The acuB gene of Aspergillus niger is an ortholog of facB in Aspergillus nidulans. Under carbon-repression conditions, facB is repressed, thereby preventing acetate metabolism when the repressing carbon source is present. Even though facB is reported to be repressed directly by CreA, it is believed...... that a basal level of FacB activity exists under glucose-repressive conditions. In the present study, the effect of deletion of acuB on the physiology of A. niger was assessed. Differences in organic acid and acetate production, enzyme activities and extracellular amino and non-amino organic acid production...... were determined under glucose-repressing and -derepressing conditions. Furthermore, consumption of alternative carbon sources (e.g. xylose, citrate, lactate and succinate) was investigated. It was shown that AcuB has pleiotropic effects on the physiology of A. niger. The results indicate that metabolic...

  12. Response of the Earth's Magnetosphere and Ionosphere to Solar Wind Driver and Ionosphere Load: Results of Global MHD Simulations

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    XIONG Ming; PENG Zhong; HU You-Qiu; ZHENG Hui-Nan

    2009-01-01

    Three-dimensional global magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the solar wind magnetosphere-ionosphere system are carried out to explore the dependence of the magnetospheric reconnection voltage, the ionospheric transpolar potential, and the field aligned currents (FACs) on the solar wind driver and ionosphere load for the cases with pure southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMP). It is shown that the reconnection voltage and the transpolar potential increase monotonically with decreasing Pedersen conductance (∑p ), increasing southward IMF strength (Bs) and solar wind speed (vsw). Moreover, both regions 1 and 2 FACs increase when Bs and vsw increase, whereas the two currents behave differently in response to ∑p. As ∑p increases, the region 1 FAC increases monotonically, but region 2 FAC shows a non-monotonic response to the increase of ∑p : it first increases in the range of (0,5) Siemens and then decreases for ∑p 5 Siemens.

  13. Reference: 594 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available nction mutant hig1-1 contained low levels of glucosinolates. Overexpression of the related transcription fac...the mutant chemotype along with a severe high-auxin growth phenotype. Overexpression of MYB122, another clos

  14. Clusters in social behaviour of female domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) living in confinement

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    vandenBos, R; de Vries, Han

    1996-01-01

    Associations between different agonistic and affiliative behavioural patterns of female domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) were studied. In three groups of intact cats living in confinement frequencies of fourteen agonistic and affiliative behavioural patterns were recorded. The technique of fac

  15. Ostomy Home Skills Program

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  16. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  17. Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi. El poder de la estampa

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    Estudio preliminar de la edición facsímil del libro Insignium romae templorum prospectus exteriores interioresque, de Giovanni Rossi. Serie : Fondo Antiguo de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ; 6

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  19. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  20. On the cause of IMF By related mid- and low latitude magnetic disturbances

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    Vennerstrøm, Susanne; Christiansen, Freddy; Olsen, Nils

    2007-01-01

    An analysis of the effect of the IMF By on near-Earth low and mid-latitude magnetic disturbances is presented. In particular the contribution from field-aligned currents ( FACs) connected to the polar regions is investigated. Based on statistically determined high-latitude FAC patterns for various...... Interplanetary Magnetic Field ( IMF) directions, we estimate the FAC contribution to the mid-and low latitude magnetic disturbance and its dependence on the IMF. The estimated perturbations are compared with observations from the ground and from the low-altitude polar orbiting satellite Oersted. It is found...... that the long-distance effect of the high-latitude FACs constitute the major source to IMF By and B-z related magnetic east-west disturbances at mid-and low latitudes....

  1. Cystic poorly differentiated nephroblastoma: A case report and ...

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    M.O. Odubanjo

    Some of the cysts contained chocolate- coloured or serous fluid, .... and of patients who could benefit from less aggressive postoperative therapy. Even from the ... disease, reduced health awareness and poverty [15–17]. These fac- tors make it ...

  2. how can i recognise the high-risk cardiovascular patient?

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    duced into clinical medicine by the Framingham Heart Study.2 The major risk fac- tors are shown ... Age, male gender/post-menopausal state, genetics (family history) ... GLOBAL RISK ASSESSMENT .... In the Physician's Health Study,14 per-.

  3. Predicting and Preventing Flow Accelerated Corrosion in Nuclear Power Plant

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    Full Text Available Flow accelerated corrosion (FAC of carbon steels in water has been a concern in nuclear power production for over 40 years. Many theoretical models or empirical approaches have been developed to predict the possible occurrence, position, and rate of FAC. There are a number of parameters, which need to be incorporated into any model. Firstly there is a measure defining the hydrodynamic severity of the flow; this is usually the mass transfer rate. The development of roughness due to FAC and its effect on mass transfer need to be considered. Then most critically there is the derived or assumed functional relationship between the chosen hydrodynamic parameter and the rate of FAC. Environmental parameters that are required, at the relevant temperature and pH, are the solubility of magnetite and the diffusion coefficient of the relevant iron species. The chromium content of the steel is the most important material factor.

  4. Evaluation of probiotic strains for development of fermented Alisma canaliculatum and their effects on broiler chickens.

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    Hossain, M E; Ko, S Y; Kim, G M; Firman, J D; Yang, C J

    2012-12-01

    The present study was conducted to select appropriate microbial strains for the development of fermented Alisma canaliculatum A. Br. et Bouche (FAC) feed additive and to examine their effects on broilers. In experiment 1, 16 strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus coagulans, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae from the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) were evaluated. The strains were tested for their acid, bile, and heat tolerance levels. Among them, L. acidophilus KCTC 3111, E. faecium KCTC 2022, B. subtilis KCTC 3239, and S. cerevisiae KCTC 7928 were selected to produce FAC. For experiment 2, 140 Ross broiler chicks were allocated to four 5-wk-long dietary groups: NC (basal diet), PC (basal diet with 0.005% oxytetracycline), AC (basal diet with 0.5% A. canaliculatum rhizome powder), and FAC (basal diet with 0.5% FAC). Final BW and total BW gain were increased (P feed conversion ratio improved (P feed additive in broilers.

  5. Rapid detection of circulating fibrocytes by flowcytometry in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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    Esam H Alhamad

    2015-01-01

    Conclusions: Whole blood lysis method combined with fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS allows detecting a well-defined homogeneous population of CFs. This method is simple, reproducible, and provides an accurate and rapid estimation of CFs.

  6. Waste Management Policy Framework to Mitigate Terrorist Intrusion Activities

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    Redus, Kenneth, S.

    2003-02-26

    A policy-directed framework is developed to support US Department of Energy (DOE) counterterrorism efforts, specifically terrorist intrusion activities that affect of Environmental Management (EM) programs. The framework is called the Security Effectiveness and Resource Allocation Definition Forecasting and Control System (SERAD-FACS). Use of SERAD-FACS allows trade-offs between resources, technologies, risk, and Research and Development (R&D) efforts to mitigate such intrusion attempts. Core to SERAD-FACS is (1) the understanding the perspectives and time horizons of key decisionmakers and organizations, (2) a determination of site vulnerabilities and accessibilities, and (3) quantifying the measures that describe the risk associated with a compromise of EM assets. The innovative utility of SERAD-FACS is illustrated for three integrated waste management and security strategies. EM program risks, time delays, and security for effectiveness are examined to demonstrate the significant cost and schedule impact terrorist activities can have on cleanup efforts in the DOE complex.

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    Selective posterior rhizotomy in the treatment ofspasticity. Spasticity as a .... patient more manageable or more easy to nurse, are fac- tors difficult ..... Congenital syphilis: New York City ... medical technology and innovations in immunosuppres-.

  8. Hemorrhoid surgery

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    ... and hemorrhoidectomy. In: Delaney CP, ed. Netter's Surgical Anatomy and Approaches . Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 26. Review Date 4/5/2015 Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason ...

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    ... ency/presentations/100100.htm Skin graft - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing features on this page, ... 2017 Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason ...

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    ... gov/ency/presentations/100135.htm Thyroidectomy - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing features on this page, ... 2016 Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason ...

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    2Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Fac. of Science, Physics Department, P.O.. Box 1410 .... more information), that provides the morphological classification for ..... of Spheroidal Galaxies: Did Newly Formed Systems Arise via.

  12. Virulence-associated gene profiling of Streptococcus suis isolates by PCR

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    Silva, L.M.G.; Baums, C.G.; Rehm, T.; Wisselink, H.J.; Goethe, R.; Valentin-Weigand, P.

    2006-01-01

    Definition of virulent Streptococcus suis strains is controversial. One successful approach for identification of virulent European strains is differentiation of capsular serotypes (or the corresponding cps types) and subsequent detection of virulence-associated factors, namely the extracellular fac

  13. Estudio de la evolución de subpoblaciones linfocíticas en sangre periférica y órganos linfoides de cabra (Capra hircus) / Mª Esperanza Navarro Escayola ; directoras Mª Rosa Caro Vergara, Mª del Carmen Gallego Ruiz ; ponente Vicente Vicente Ortega.

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    Tesis-Universidad de Murcia. MEDICINA ESPINARDO. DEPOSITO. MU-Tesis 500. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. Fac. Veterinaria. Departamentos. E002B T.70. Consulte la tesis en: BCA. GENERAL. ARCHIVO UNIVERSITARIO. T.M.-1480.

  14. Development of Flight Safety Prediction Methodology for U. S. Naval Safety Center. Revision 1

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    CARDl. 510 CLOSE AS200-Tlo 511 STOP RUN. b12 ALPHA-NOTPFOUND* 513 MOVE 99 TO ANF. 514 MONITOR PAl. 515 GO TO PP-EXIT. Sbb SHIFT-ALPHA. b17 MOVE APO(S...EQUAL SPACE S0 TO IS2,130 IF Wit LESS THIN IZZZZZZZI 60 TO |S2o 131 IF WKmFAC NOT EQUAL SPACE PERFORM SORT-K-FACTORS, 132 IF WIZ NOT EQUAL ALP1A OR...WKoFAC NOT EQUAL A-FAC 133 PERFORM SET’ARRAY-ENTRY, 134 MOVE WKOFAC TO K-FAC, 135 MOVE Wit TO ALPHA, 136 MOVE WALT TO ALT. 137 IF WII NOT EQUAL WUG GO

  15. 48 CFR 301.607-72 - Applicability.

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  16. Experiment list: SRX149198 [Chip-atlas[Archive

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  17. Effect of a nano-sized TiC particle addition on the flow-assisted corrosion resistance of SA 106B carbon steel

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    Park, Jin-Ju; Park, Eun-Kwang; Lee, Gyoung-Ja; Rhee, Chang-Kyu; Lee, Min-Ku

    2017-09-01

    Carbon steel with dispersed nano-sized TiC ceramic particles was fabricated by the ex-situ introduction of the particles into the melt, with the flow-assisted corrosion (FAC) resistance then investigated in the presence and absence of TiC nanoparticles using a once-through type of FAC loop test. From the potentiodynamic polarization curves, the current density at any given anodic potential was decreased and the open-circuit potential was increased by the addition of TiC nanoparticles. In addition, when the nano-sized TiC particles were added, the FAC rate was 1.38 times lower than that of carbon steel without TiC nanoparticles, indicating an improvement of the FAC resistance due to the homogeneous distribution of the TiC reinforcing nanoparticles.

  18. Feeding Unprotected CLA Methyl Esters Compared to Sunflower Seeds Increased Milk CLA Level but Inhibited Milk Fat Synthesis in Cows

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    Full Text Available An experiment was conducted to compare the effect of the same amount of 18:2 offered either as 18:2n-6 or as a mixture of unprotected 18:2c9t11 and 18:2t10c12 on feed intake, milk components as well as plasma and milk fatty acid profile. Fifteen cows were blocked by milk yield and milk fat percentage and within block assigned randomly to 1 of 3 treatments (n = 5. Each cow passed a 12-d adjustment period (AP on a basal diet. After the AP cows received 1 of 3 supplements during an 18-d experimental period (EP. The supplements contained either 1.0 kg ground sunflower seeds (S, 0.5 kg conjugated linoleic acid (CLA-oil (C or 0.75 kg of a mixture of ground sunflower seeds and CLA-oil (2:1; SC. All 3 supplements contained the same amount of 18:2 either as CLA (∑18:2c9t11+18:2t10c12, 1:1 or as 18:2c9c12. During the last 2 d of AP and the last 4 d of EP feed intake and milk yield were recorded daily and milk samples were collected at each milking. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein on d 11 of AP and d 15 and 18 of EP. The 18:2 intake increased in all treatments from AP to EP. Regardless of the amount of supplemented CLA, the milk fat percentage decreased by 2.35 and 2.10%-units in treatment C and SC, respectively, whereas in the treatment S the decrease was with 0.99%-unit less pronounced. Thus, C and SC cows excreted daily a lower amount of milk fat than S cows. The concentration of trans 18:1 in the plasma and the milk increased from AP to EP and increased with increasing dietary CLA supply. While the concentration of 18:2c9t11 and 18:2t10c12 in the plasma and that of 18:2t10c12 in the milk paralleled dietary supply, the level of 18:2c9t11 in the milk was similar in C and CS but still lower in S. Although the dietary concentration of CLA was highest in treatment C, the partial replacement of CLA by sunflower seeds had a similar inhibitory effect on milk fat synthesis. Comparable 18:2c9t11 levels in the milk in both CLA treatments

  19. Feeding Unprotected CLA Methyl Esters Compared to Sunflower Seeds Increased Milk CLA Level but Inhibited Milk Fat Synthesis in Cows.

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    Dohme-Meier, F; Bee, G

    2012-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to compare the effect of the same amount of 18:2 offered either as 18:2n-6 or as a mixture of unprotected 18:2c9t11 and 18:2t10c12 on feed intake, milk components as well as plasma and milk fatty acid profile. Fifteen cows were blocked by milk yield and milk fat percentage and within block assigned randomly to 1 of 3 treatments (n = 5). Each cow passed a 12-d adjustment period (AP) on a basal diet. After the AP cows received 1 of 3 supplements during an 18-d experimental period (EP). The supplements contained either 1.0 kg ground sunflower seeds (S), 0.5 kg conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-oil (C) or 0.75 kg of a mixture of ground sunflower seeds and CLA-oil (2:1; SC). All 3 supplements contained the same amount of 18:2 either as CLA (∑18:2c9t11+18:2t10c12, 1:1) or as 18:2c9c12. During the last 2 d of AP and the last 4 d of EP feed intake and milk yield were recorded daily and milk samples were collected at each milking. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein on d 11 of AP and d 15 and 18 of EP. The 18:2 intake increased in all treatments from AP to EP. Regardless of the amount of supplemented CLA, the milk fat percentage decreased by 2.35 and 2.10%-units in treatment C and SC, respectively, whereas in the treatment S the decrease was with 0.99%-unit less pronounced. Thus, C and SC cows excreted daily a lower amount of milk fat than S cows. The concentration of trans 18:1 in the plasma and the milk increased from AP to EP and increased with increasing dietary CLA supply. While the concentration of 18:2c9t11 and 18:2t10c12 in the plasma and that of 18:2t10c12 in the milk paralleled dietary supply, the level of 18:2c9t11 in the milk was similar in C and CS but still lower in S. Although the dietary concentration of CLA was highest in treatment C, the partial replacement of CLA by sunflower seeds had a similar inhibitory effect on milk fat synthesis. Comparable 18:2c9t11 levels in the milk in both CLA treatments implies that

  20. Human biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of novel PET probes targeting the deoxyribonucleoside salvage pathway

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    Schwarzenberg, Johannes [David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Ahmanson Biological Imaging Division, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Medical University of Vienna, Department of Pediatrics, Vienna (Austria); Radu, Caius G.; Tran, Andrew Q.; Phelps, Michael E.; Satyamurthy, Nagichettiar [David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Benz, Matthias; Fueger, Barbara; Czernin, Johannes; Schiepers, Christiaan [David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Ahmanson Biological Imaging Division, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Witte, Owen N. [David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    2011-04-15

    Deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) is a rate-limiting enzyme in deoxyribonucleoside salvage, a metabolic pathway involved in the production and maintenance of a balanced pool of deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) for DNA synthesis. dCK phosphorylates and therefore activates nucleoside analogs such as cytarabine, gemcitabine, decitabine, cladribine, and clofarabine that are used routinely in cancer therapy. Imaging probes that target dCK might allow stratifying patients into likely responders and nonresponders with dCK-dependent prodrugs. Here we present the biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of three fluorinated dCK substrates, {sup 18}F-FAC, L-{sup 18}F-FAC, and L-{sup 18}F-FMAC, developed for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of dCK activity in vivo. PET studies were performed in nine healthy human volunteers, three for each probe. After a transmission scan, the radiopharmaceutical was injected intravenously and three sequential emission scans acquired from the base of the skull to mid-thigh. Regions of interest encompassing visible organs were drawn on the first PET scan and copied to the subsequent scans. Activity in target organs was determined and absorbed dose estimated with OLINDA/EXM. The standardized uptake value was calculated for various organs at different times. Renal excretion was common to all three probes. Bone marrow had higher uptake for L-{sup 18}F-FAC and L-{sup 18}F-FMAC than {sup 18}F-FAC. Prominent liver uptake was seen in L-{sup 18}F-FMAC and L-{sup 18}F-FAC, whereas splenic activity was highest for {sup 18}F-FAC. Muscle uptake was also highest for {sup 18}F-FAC. The critical organ was the bladder wall for all three probes. The effective dose was 0.00524, 0.00755, and 0.00910 mSv/MBq for {sup 18}F-FAC, L-{sup 18}F-FAC, and L-{sup 18}F-FMAC, respectively. The biodistribution of {sup 18}F-FAC, L-{sup 18}F-FAC, and L-{sup 18}F-FMAC in humans reveals similarities and differences. Differences may be explained by different probe