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  1. Studies of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Effect of decomposition of oxygen-functional groups on coal liquefaction; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. 3. Gansanso kannoki no bunkai kyodo to ekika hanno eno eikyo

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    Komeiji, A.; Kaneko, T.; Shimazaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Pretreatment of brown coal in oil was conducted using 1-methyl naphthalene or mixture of tetralin and 1-methyl naphthalene as solvent at temperatures ranging from 300 to 430{degree}C under nitrogen atmosphere. Effects of the solvent properties on the structural change of oxygen-functional groups (OFG) and coal liquefaction were investigated by means of quantitative analysis of OFG and solid state {sup 13}C-NMR measurement. When hydrogen transfer from solvent was insufficient, it was suggested that brown coal molecules loose their hydrogen to be aromatized. While, at lower temperatures ranging from 300 to 350{degree}C, hydrogen contained in brown coal molecules was consumed for the stabilization of pyrolytic radicals, and the deterioration of liquefaction was not observed. When hydrogen transfer from solvent was insufficient at higher temperatures above 400{degree}C in nitrogen atmosphere during pretreatment in oil, crosslinking like benzofuran type was formed by dehydration condensation of hydroxyl group in brown coal, to deteriorate the liquefaction, remarkably. The addition of donor solvent like tetralin decreased the formation of crosslinking like benzofuran type, which suppressed the deterioration of liquefaction. 8 refs., 5 figs.

  2. Sekkumine Kadriorus / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    31. VIII Mikkeli muuseumis Briti kunstirühmituse Virus ja Chris Evansi presentatsioonid. Projekt "Sekkumine - kaasaegne kunst inglise pargis" toimub Väliskunsti muuseumis, Mikkeli muuseumis ja selle ümbruses. Inspiratsiooniks on Kadrioru park ja näitused "Kaduv maailm. Inglise park Eestis" Mikkeli ning "Looduse ja kunsti austajatele. Wörlitzi park" Väliskunsti muuseumis. Virus sekkub Kadrioru parki kohaspetsiifilise installatsiooniga. Projekti kuraator Hanno Soans

  3. Tarvo Hanno Varres, Mari-Leen Kiipli / Merilin Talumaa, Hanno Soans, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes

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    Talumaa, Merilin, 1986-

    2015-01-01

    Vaatluse alla on võetud Tarvo Hanno Varrese heli- ja videoinstallatsioon "Lindistav põrand" (2015) ja heli- ja videoteos "Betweenland" (2014) ning Mari-Leen Kiipli fotoseeria "The school of dreams" (2012-2015)

  4. Influence of life line stoppage on building equipments; Lifeline tozetsu no kenchiku setsubi eno eikyo

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    Sadohara, S. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-06-05

    Our daily life is being supported by electricity in various ways. This paper, explains the influence of the stoppage of the electricity, affecting infrastructures, buildings and people`s daily life based on the survey result of a long term electricity stoppage in Hiroshima City in September 1991. This paper also introduces the survey result of emergency generators operation in Japan and in the U.S. Last, the ways and ideas to make lifeline reliability higher in the future are summarized. 1 ref., 11 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Excuse me, are you the last here? / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Rotermanni soolalaos 2003 a. sügisel toimunud rahvusvahelisest näitusest "Viimane kangelane", kus oma nägemust kangelasest tutvustab 23 kunstnikku Ida-Euroopast. Kuraatorid Hanno Soans ja Eha Komissarov

  6. Study about the effect of microgravity on biofunctions; Seitai kino eno bisho juryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    1998-03-01

    A study is made for the elucidation of the effect of microgravity on biofunctions. The protoplast of shiitake is exposed to microgravity and then cultured, and a significant difference occurs. The rate of colony formation by cell fusion in the test sector is found to be two times higher than that in the control sector. When swimming ciliates which are unicellular are suddenly exposed to microgravity, their swimming speeds changed differently according to the direction of swimming. When a mouse subjected to acupuncture for three days is exposed to microgravity, its water metabolism and excretory function are enhanced. A mouse treated with Chinese medicine reacts in the similar way. The change due to microgravity in the amount of acetylcholine in the hypothalamus is found characteristically time dependent. Mice infected with lethal herpes viruses just after exposure to microgravity die at a rate in proportion to the number of exposures and to the amount of viruses given. The migration speed of chemical stripes in case of a gel-base BZ (Belousov-Zhabotinsky) reaction under microgravity is equal to that on the ground. The trigger wave migration speed in case of a water solution-base BZ reaction under microgravity is reduced to approximately 80% of the speed on the ground. 12 refs., 31 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Influence of catalytic activity and reaction conditions on the product distribution in coal liquefaction; Sekitan ekikayu no seiseibutsu bunpu ni taisuru shokubai kassei oyobi hanno joken no eikyo

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    Hasuo, H.; Sakanishi, K.; Mochida, I. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Institute of Advanced Material Study

    1996-10-28

    The NiMo sulfide supported on Ketjen Black (KB) was more effective and yielded lighter oil products containing light fractions with their boiling point below 300{degree}C during the two stage liquefaction combining low temperature and high temperature hydrogenation the conventional NiMo/alumina catalyst and FeS2 catalyst. Although the NiMo/alumina yielded increased oil products during the two stage liquefaction, the lighter oil fractions did not increase and the heavier fractions increased mainly. This suggests that the hydrogenation of aromatic rings and successive cleavage of the rings are necessary for producing the light oil, which is derived from the sufficient hydrogenation of aromatic rings using catalysts. For the two stage reaction with NiMo/KB catalyst, it was considered that sufficient hydrogen was directly transferred to coal molecules at the first stage of the low temperature reaction, which promoted the solubilization of coal and the successive hydrogenation at the high temperature reaction. Thus, high activity of the catalyst must be obtained. It is expected that further high quality distillates can be produced through the optimization of catalysts and solvents at the two stage reaction. 1 ref., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Kuraator, kunst, ühiskond / Anders Kreuger, Catrin Lundqvist, Hanno Soans ; interv. Reet Varblane

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    Kreuger, Anders

    2005-01-01

    Kuraatori rollist ja missioonist kõnelesid Anders Kreuger, kes praegu vabakutselisena kuraatorlusest doktoritööd kirjutab ja õppejõuna tegutseb, Stockholmi Moderna Museeti kuraator Catrin Lundqvist ja Hanno Soans Eesti Kunstimuuseumist

  9. Rotermanni vana jahuladu ja uus jahuladu = Rotermann old and new flour storage / Hanno Grossschmidt, Tomomi Hayashi

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    Grossschmidt, Hanno, 1973-

    2009-01-01

    Tallinna endise Rotermanni tööstuskvartali arhitektuuri kaasajastamine. Arhitektid Yoko Azukawa, Hanno Grossschmidt ja Tomoni Hayashi, projekteerija HG Arthitektuur, konstruktor Neoprojekt. Projekt ja ehitus 2006-2008

  10. Incorporation of alumina particles into reactively sintered Ni{sub 3}Al; Hanno shoketsu ni yoru Ni{sub 3}Al eno alumina no fukugoka

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    Yamazaki, M.; Ochiai, S.; Arai, T. [Teikyo Univ. of Science and Tech., Yamanashi (Japan); Sakamoto, Y. [Teikyo Univ. of Science and Tech., Yamanashi (Japan)]|[NIKKOSHI Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Koyama, M. [Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-08-15

    The Ni3Al having the structure of L1{sub 2} is attracting the attention of the people. As methods for preparing it, the reactive sintering method according to which Ni powders and Al powders are mixed first and then reacted at 700 degC to prepare the Ni2Al, and the combustion composition method are expected as the hopeful method. In this study, several processes for composing alumina while preparing the Ni3Al by reactively sintering Ni powders and Al powders, are compared. While dispersing alumina powders into Ni powders beforehand by mechanical dispersing (MD), the Ni3Al can be produced under the conditions as they are. As another method for producing the Ni3Al according to which NiO powders are mixed into Ni powders to oxidize surfaces of the Ni powders and then they react with the Al powders, the reactive sintering of the Ni3Al and the alumina generation by the thermit reaction progress simultaneously, but dispersion of the alumina is the worst and the void is too much. As for the method according to which the NiO powders in the Ni powders are mechanically dispersed and then reacted with Al powders, the resultant reactions hardly occur. 9 refs., 4 figs.

  11. Application of photo-excitation reaction on titanium oxide thin film for control of wettability; Sanka chitann hakumakujo no hikari reiki hanno no nuresei seigyo eno oyo

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    Watanabe, T.; Nakajima, A.; Hashimoto, K. [The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Takada, Y. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)

    2000-03-31

    It is clarified that the photo-excitation hydrophilic reaction increasing wettability remarkably is induced by changing surface structure of titanium oxide radiated light. There are already many examples being in practical use of coating products applied hydrophilic reaction of titanium oxide surface such as drip-proof side millers for automobiles, self-cleaning building materials, and the like. When surface of titanium oxide having high activities for oxidisation and decomposition is coated organic materials and radiated light, wettability of surface changes as organic materials are decomposed. If it is possible to change wettability shaping pattern drastically by radiating light, the possibility of application for printing materials will be developed. After increasing contact angle by coating water and oil repellent on the titanium oxide thin film, images can be shaped by radiating light into pattern for changing surface of titanium oxide to be ultra hydrophilicity as decomposition of repellent. At that time, contact angle is 150 degree in water, 80 degree in oil, for not radiated aria, and is 0 degree in water and oil for radiated aria. Application for control technology of wettability keeps possibility of broader development to itself, not staying ability of self-cleaning and drip-proof. (NEDO)

  12. Study on the effect of micro-gravity on bio-functions; Seitai kino eno bisho juryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    1997-03-01

    The effect of micro-gravity on bio-functions and vital reaction was studied using the facility of Underground Gravity-free Experiment Center Co. On the effect on osteoblast shape and gene expression, although fluorochrome reacting with Ca was well taken into cells, no significant difference in Ca content in cells was observed before/after falling. Expression of genes related to cell propagation was controlled under micro-gravity. Protoplast fusion of Lentinus was unaffected by micro-gravity. The mRNA fragments of gravity sensitive mutant of rice plant were affected by micro-gravity. Paramecium was set swimming in solutions with different specific gravities. The reaction behavior of Paramecium was affected by the difference in specific gravity between cell bodies and solutions. The water content metabolism functions of a mouse with needle stimulus, in particular excretory, were slightly promoted by micro- gravity. The cortisol level in blood of a falling mouse group rose showing strong stress. As the preliminary study on the geotaxis of insects, motion of bagworm was observed. 12 refs., 38 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. Transition processes from deflagration to detonation waves. ; Effects of obstacles. Deflagration ha kara detonation ha eno sen'i katei. ; Shogaibutsu no eikyo

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    Oyagi, S.; Obara, T.; Yoshihashi, T. (Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Yajima, S. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-11-25

    This paper describes transition processes from deflagration to detonation waves in stoichiometric oxyhydrogen mixtures diluted with nitrogen, which were observed using high-speed Schlieren photography as well as pressure and ionization current measurements. Especially, effects of obstacles on the transition processes were investigated. The obstacles used were multigutter shaped and were installed near an ignition plug on an inner wall of rectangular tube. Composition of the mixture was fixed, and width and depth of the gutter were selected as parameters. The turbulent condition behind the flame was changed by varying these parameters, and the optimum obstacle shape could be determined for the acceleration of flame. During the transition process to detonation wave, the turbulent flame came up with the shock wave, and the deflagration wave was changed to the detonation wave. In conclusion, it was revealed that there exist optimum values of the parameters for enhancing the transition to detonation wave. 4 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Effects of fuel properties and oxidation catalyst on diesel exhaust emissions; Keiyu seijo oyobi sanka shokubai no diesel haishutsu gas eno eikyo

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    Aihara, S.; Morihisa, H.; Tamanouchi, M.; Araki, H.; Yamada, S. [Petroleum Energy Center, Advanced Technology and Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Effects of fuel properties (T90 and Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons: PAH) and oxidation catalyst on diesel exhaust emissions were studied using three DI diesel engines and two diesel passenger cars. (IDI engine) PM emissions were found to increase as T90 and PAH increased and could be decreased considerably for each fuel if an oxidation catalyst was installed. 5 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Evaluation of the influence on the cardiac function after excessive exercise is loaded at the wheelchair marathon; Kurumaisu marathon no undo fukago no shinkino eno eikyo hyoka

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    Yoshihara, S. [Oita Prefectural Education Center, Oita (Japan); Nishimura, T. [Oita University, Oita (Japan); Hosokawa, H. [Oita Medical University, Oita (Japan); Hamamoto, K. [Tokai University, Tokyo (Japan); Saito, M. [Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-20

    To grasp dynamic cardiac function physiologically and biochemically before, during and after the wheelchair marathon for physically handicapped persons, the safety of athletic sports rapidly diffused for physically handicapped persons and the significance of cooperation among health, medical treatment and welfare are medically evaluated. There were no changes on the echocardiogram. Decrease in left ventricular function, which was observed in the triathlon race, was not recognized. From the results of biochemical test of blood, no damages of cardiac muscle were suggested. The findings of dehydration, which were anticipated in the biochemical test of blood, were not recognized after the race. It was suggested that stricter prevention of atherosclerosis, such as sufficient supply of water, is required for older persons. It is possible that these subjects who have hardly atherosclerosis, if they enter the race after full training and with supplying water, do safely without the bad influence to the heart. 9 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. Economic development in India and the effect on the energy market in Asia; Indo no keizai hatten to Asia no energy shijo eno eikyo

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    1997-07-01

    As for the real GDP growth rate in India, the real GDP per capita during 1980-1993 increased 2.9% on annual average, but that in China did 8.0%. India has largely been behind China in the economic growth, but since the liberalization of economy in 1991, the Indian economy has remarkably been developed. It is predicted that the real GDP during 1993-2010 will be 5-6% on annual average. The difference in GDP increase between India and China is caused by differences in energy conservation, speed of conversion from non-commercial energy to commercial energy, serviceability of the industrial structure, etc. It is predicted that the primary energy consumption will grow on the level of China. The oil demand will grow 4-6% in China and 5-6% in India in 1993-2010, showing more increase in India. For oil import to India to exceed 1 million B/D in 2000, it is necessary to clear the ceiling of the international balance. For India to become a big country corresponding to its population size, a lot of difficulties should be overcome. 49 refs., 104 figs., 62 tabs.

  17. Brian Eno Hollandi Festivali peakülaliseks

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    1999-01-01

    Inglise helilooja, videokunstnik ja muusikaprodutsent Brian Eno on 5.-26. juunini Amsterdamis toimuva avangardse Hollandi Festivali peakülaline, kelle videoinstallatsioon seatakse üles Stedelijki Muuseumis. Festivali programmist

  18. LOČENO ZBIRANJE KOMUNALNIH ODPADKOV V KRAJEVNI SKUPNOSTI PREDOSLJE

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    Jovanović, Jaka

    2016-01-01

    Odpadki so stvari, s katerimi se dnevno srečujemo. Ljudje se vedno bolj zavedajo, kako pomembno je pravilno ločevanje posameznih odpadkov. Sistem ločenega zbiranja komunalnih odpadkov obstaja že nekaj let. Namen te diplomske naloge je bil preveriti, v kolikšni meri so krajani Predoselj sprejeli ločeno zbiranje komunalnih odpadkov.

  19. Book Review, 50 Animali che hanno cambiato il corso della Storia, Eric Chaline

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    Manuel Graziani

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Copertina rigida "anticata", brossura cucita, carta di pregio, grafica curata nei minimi dettagli. Rientra senza dubbio nel novero della pubblicistica divulgativa di qualità questo volume uscito in Italia per i tipi di Ricca Editore. Un volume, elegante e classico, che racconta l'evoluzione dell'uomo da cacciatore ad agricoltore/pastore e, più in generale, di come ha preso piede nella storia il nuovo approccio nei confronti del regno animale. "Oltre al ruolo nel commercio e nell'agricoltura" scrive l'autore, "gli animali hanno contribuito in diversi altri modi alla cultura e alla storia dell'uomo. Alcuni come il leone, lo scarabeo sacro, il cobra e l'aquila di mare testa bianca hanno una lunga storia come simboli politici e religiosi. Nel campo della scienza e della medicina, lo studio di animali come il moscerino della frutta, il fringuello e l'iguanodonte è stato determinante per lo sviluppo della nostra conoscenza dell'evoluzione del mondo naturale."Ad ognuno dei 50 animali "che hanno cambiato il corso della Storia" viene dedicato un paragrafo sintetico, ma comunque esaustivo, corredato da foto, illustrazioni, immagini d'epoca e brevi notizie storiche, curiose e al contempo istruttive. Cosa unisce la zanzara al gin tonic? E l'ape alla mandorla? Lo sapevate che Buffalo Bill dove aver cacciato 4.000 bisonti nella sola stagione 1867-1868 divenne uno strenuo difensore della creatura vivente più grande dell'America del Nord? E che il lombrico, oltre alla sua incessante azione di riciclo biologico e minerale, è considerato una vera prelibatezza dai Maori della Nuova Zelanda? E ancora, che durante la seconda guerra mondiale un piccione chiamato G.I. Joe ricevette una medaglia dall'esercito degli Stati Uniti per aver salvato oltre mille persone? Oppure che, in contrasto con le superstizioni occidentali secondo le quali il gatto è di cattivo auspicio, in Giappone i gatti sono considerati dei veri portafortuna e che lo sport del polo ebbe origine

  20. Wall effect in deactivation of excited molecular oxygen {sup 1}{delta}g; Reiki sanso bunshi {sup 1}{delta}g no shikkatsu ni oyobosu hyomen hanno no eikyo

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    Takahashi, S.; Hasegawa, Y.; Yamashita, I. [Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1993-10-25

    This paper discusses effects of surface reaction on deactivation of excited molecular oxygen in {sup 1}{Delta}g condition. Gaseous oxygen containing excited oxygen generated by microwave discharge at a concentration of less than 1% is flown into several kinds of tubes to be measured such as quartz tubes (with an inner diameter of about 10 mm), and the light emitting intensity of the excited oxygen was measured upstream and downstream of the tubes to be measured (with in-tube pressure of 1 Torr or 2 Torr) to derive its concentration change. The surface reaction on the tube wall was regarded as a primary reaction, and the concentration change of the excited oxygen in flows in the round tube (attributable to the surface reaction) was analyzed. With respect to effects of tube wall materials on deactivation of the excited molecular oxygen, the surface deactivation probability in the case of using low-activity materials has decreased in the order of Pyrex, PVC, quartz, PFA and PTFE. The surface deactivation probability in the case of using a metallic material, SUS316L, was about 1000 times larger than that in the quartz. 14 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Filmiauhindade galat võib jälgida ka ETVst / Hanno Tomberg ; intervjueerinud Jüri Aarma

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    Tomberg, Hanno, 1967-

    2010-01-01

    4. detsembril Tallinnas Solarise Keskuses toimuvat 23. Euroopa Filmiauhindade gala kannab üle Eesti Televisioon. Õhtut juhivad eesti näitleja Märt Avandi ja saksa koomik Anke Engelke. Intervjuu ERRI juhatuse liikme Hanno Tombergiga. ETV otseülekandest

  2. Tundeid saab testida, kuid mitte hierarhiasse seada... / Hanno Soans, Raoul Kurvitz, Toomas Mikk...[jt.] ; interv. Reet Varblane

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    1998-01-01

    3.-12. juulini Moskvas Malõi Manezhi galeriis olnud rahvusvahelisest näitusest "Meelte testimise jaam" ("Senses Test Station"). Kuraator Georgi Nikitsh. Eesti kunstiprojektist "Hüljatud lahinguväljad". Kuraator Hanno Soans, osalejad Raoul Kurvitz, Toomas Mikk, Urmo Raus, Sven Saag, Jaan Toomik. Pikemalt R. Kurvitza ja T. Miku projektist.

  3. The eNOS enhancer AVE 9488: a novel cardioprotectant against ischemia reperfusion injury.

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    Frantz, S; Adamek, A; Fraccarollo, D; Tillmanns, J; Widder, J D; Dienesch, C; Schäfer, A; Podolskaya, A; Held, M; Ruetten, H; Ertl, G; Bauersachs, J

    2009-11-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) is an important regulator of vascular and myocardial function. Cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury is reduced in mice overexpressing endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) suggesting cardioprotection by eNOS. Novel pharmacological substances, so called eNOS enhancers, upregulate eNOS expression and thereby increase NO production. We tested the effects of the eNOS enhancer AVE 9488 on cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo in mice. After treatment with the eNOS enhancer AVE 9488 (30 mg/kg/day) or placebo for one week mice underwent 30 min of coronary artery ligation and 24 h of reperfusion in vivo. Ischemia-reperfusion damage was significantly reduced in mice treated with the eNOS enhancer when compared to placebo treated mice (infarct/area at risk 65.4 +/- 4.1 vs. 36.9 +/- 4.0%, placebo vs. eNOS enhancer, P = 0.0002). The protective effect was blunted in eNOS knockout mice treated with the eNOS enhancer (infarct/area at risk 64.1 +/- 6.2%, eNOS knockout + eNOS enhancer vs. WT + eNOS enhancer, P = ns). Reactive oxygen species were significantly reduced in mice treated with the eNOS enhancer as indicated by significantly lower malondialdehyde-thiobarbituric acid levels (placebo vs. eNOS enhancer, 3.2 +/- 0.5 vs. 0.8 +/- 0.07 micromol/l, P = 0.0003). Thus pharmacological interventions addressed to increase eNOS-derived NO production constitute a promising therapeutic approach to prevent myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury.

  4. Beneficial effects of exercise training after myocardial infarction require full eNOS expression.

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    de Waard, Monique C; van Haperen, Rien; Soullié, Thomas; Tempel, Dennie; de Crom, Rini; Duncker, Dirk J

    2010-06-01

    Exercise training attenuates left ventricular (LV) dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI). It could be speculated that these effects of exercise are mediated by increased endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) activity. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that eNOS plays a critical role in the exercise-induced amelioration of LV dysfunction after MI. MI or sham was induced in eNOS(-/-), eNOS(+/-) and eNOS(+/+) mice. After 8 weeks of voluntary wheel running (approximately 7 km/day in all groups) or sedentary housing, global cardiac function was determined in vivo and (immuno)histochemistry was performed to assess cardiomyocyte size, fibrosis, capillary density and apoptosis in remote myocardium. At baseline eNOS(-/-) mice had higher mean aortic pressure compared to eNOS(+/-) and eNOS(+/+) mice, but had normal global cardiac function. MI resulted in marked LV remodeling, including cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and a reduction in capillary density, increased fibrosis and apoptosis, as well as LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction to the same extent in all genotypes. In eNOS(+/+) MI mice exercise abolished fibrosis and apoptosis in the remote myocardium, attenuated LV systolic dysfunction and ameliorated pulmonary congestion. These beneficial effects were lost in eNOS(+/-) and eNOS(-/-) mice, while LV systolic dysfunction and pulmonary congestion in eNOS(+/-) mice were exacerbated by exercise. In conclusion, the beneficial effects of exercise after MI on LV remodeling and dysfunction depend critically on endogenous eNOS. The observation that the lack of one eNOS allele is sufficient to negate all beneficial effects of exercise, strongly suggests that exercise depends on full eNOS expression. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Arsenic, cadmium and neuron specific enolase (ENO2, γ-enolase) expression in breast cancer.

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    Soh, Maureen A; Garrett, Scott H; Somji, Seema; Dunlevy, Jane R; Zhou, Xu Dong; Sens, Mary Ann; Bathula, Chandra S; Allen, Christina; Sens, Donald A

    2011-11-18

    Neuron specific enolase (ENO2, γ-enolase) has been used as a biomarker to help identify neuroendocrine differentiation in breast cancer. The goal of the present study was to determine if ENO2 expression in the breast epithelial cell is influenced by the environmental pollutants, arsenite and cadmium. Acute and chronic exposure of MCF-10A cells to As+3 and Cd+2 sufficient to allow colony formation in soft agar, was used to determine if ENO2 expression was altered by these pollutants. It was shown that both As+3 and Cd+2 exposure caused significant increases in ENO2 expression under conditions of both acute and chronic exposure. In contrast, ENO1, the major glycolytic enolase in non-muscle and neuronal cells, was largely unaffected by exposure to either As+3 or Cd+2. Localization studies showed that ENO2 in the MCF-10A cells transformed by As+3 or Cd+2 had both a cytoplasmic and nuclear localization. In contrast, ENO1 was localized to the cytoplasm. ENO2 localized to the cytoplasm was found to co-localized with ENO1. The results are the first to show that ENO2 expression in breast epithelial cells is induced by acute and chronic exposure to As+3 or Cd+2. The findings also suggest a possible link between As+3 and Cd+2 exposure and neuroendocrine differentiation in tumors. Overall, the results suggest that ENO2 might be developed as a biomarker indicating acute and/or chronic environmental exposure of the breast epithelial cell to As+3 and Cd+2.

  6. Arsenic, cadmium and neuron specific enolase (ENO2, γ-enolase expression in breast cancer

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    Soh Maureen A

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neuron specific enolase (ENO2, γ-enolase has been used as a biomarker to help identify neuroendocrine differentiation in breast cancer. The goal of the present study was to determine if ENO2 expression in the breast epithelial cell is influenced by the environmental pollutants, arsenite and cadmium. Acute and chronic exposure of MCF-10A cells to As+3 and Cd+2 sufficient to allow colony formation in soft agar, was used to determine if ENO2 expression was altered by these pollutants. Results It was shown that both As+3 and Cd+2 exposure caused significant increases in ENO2 expression under conditions of both acute and chronic exposure. In contrast, ENO1, the major glycolytic enolase in non-muscle and neuronal cells, was largely unaffected by exposure to either As+3 or Cd+2. Localization studies showed that ENO2 in the MCF-10A cells transformed by As+3 or Cd+2 had both a cytoplasmic and nuclear localization. In contrast, ENO1 was localized to the cytoplasm. ENO2 localized to the cytoplasm was found to co-localized with ENO1. Conclusion The results are the first to show that ENO2 expression in breast epithelial cells is induced by acute and chronic exposure to As+3 or Cd+2. The findings also suggest a possible link between As+3 and Cd+2 exposure and neuroendocrine differentiation in tumors. Overall, the results suggest that ENO2 might be developed as a biomarker indicating acute and/or chronic environmental exposure of the breast epithelial cell to As+3 and Cd+2.

  7. Endothelin-1 Overexpression Improves Renal Function in eNOS Knockout Mice

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    Oleg Tsuprykov

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: To investigate the renal phenotype under conditions of an activated renal ET-1 system in the status of nitric oxide deficiency, we compared kidney function and morphology in wild-type, ET-1 transgenic (ET+/+, endothelial nitric oxide synthase knockout (eNOS-/- and ET+/+eNOS-/- mice. Methods: We assessed blood pressure, parameters of renal morphology, plasma cystatin C, urinary protein excretion, expression of genes associated with glomerular filtration barrier and tissue remodeling, and plasma metabolites using metabolomics. Results: eNOS-/- and ET+/+eNOS-/- mice developed hypertension. Osteopontin, albumin and protein excretion were increased in eNOS-/- and restored in ET+/+eNOS-/- animals. All genetically modified mice developed renal interstitial fibrosis and glomerulosclerosis. Genes involved in tissue remodeling (serpine1, TIMP1, Col1a1, CCL2 were up-regulated in eNOS-/-, but not in ET+/+eNOS-/- mice. Plasma levels of free carnitine and acylcarnitines, amino acids, diacyl phosphatidylcholines, lysophosphatidylcholines and hexoses were descreased in eNOS-/- and were in the normal range in ET+/+eNOS-/- mice. Conclusion: eNOS-/- mice developed renal dysfunction, which was partially rescued by ET-1 overexpression in eNOS-/- mice. The metabolomics results suggest that ET-1 overexpression on top of eNOS knockout is associated with a functional recovery of mitochondria (rescue effect in β-oxidation of fatty acids and an increase in antioxidative properties (normalization of monounsaturated fatty acids levels.

  8. Association between nucleotide mutation of eNOS gene and serum ...

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    Various mutation on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOs) gene cause reduced production of NO, the expansion factor (VEF) and may accelerate the process of atherosclerosis. The study was designed to investigate the frequency of T-786C polymorphism of the gene or nucleotide mutation of eNOS gene in patients ...

  9. Stromal cell–derived factor 2 is critical for Hsp90-dependent eNOS activation

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    Siragusa, Mauro; Fröhlich, Florian; Park, Eon Joo; Schleicher, Michael; Walther, Tobias C.; Sessa, William C.

    2016-01-01

    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) catalyzes the conversion of l-arginine and molecular oxygen into l-citrulline and nitric oxide (NO), a gaseous second messenger that influences cardiovascular physiology and disease. Several mechanisms regulate eNOS activity and function, including phosphorylation at Ser and Thr residues and protein-protein interactions. Combining a tandem affinity purification approach and mass spectrometry, we identified stromal cell–derived factor 2 (SDF2) as a component of the eNOS macromolecular complex in endothelial cells. SDF2 knockdown impaired agonist-stimulated NO synthesis and decreased the phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser1177, a key event required for maximal activation of eNOS. Conversely, SDF2 overexpression dose-dependently increased NO synthesis through a mechanism involving Akt and calcium (induced with ionomycin), which increased the phosphorylation of Ser1177 in eNOS. NO synthesis by iNOS (inducible NOS) and nNOS (neuronal NOS) was also enhanced upon SDF2 overexpression. We found that SDF2 was a client protein of the chaperone protein Hsp90, interacting preferentially with the M domain of Hsp90, which is the same domain that binds to eNOS. In endothelial cells exposed to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), SDF2 was required for the binding of Hsp90 and calmodulin to eNOS, resulting in eNOS phosphorylation and activation. Thus, our data describe a function for SDF2 as a component of the Hsp90-eNOS complex that is critical for signal transduction in endothelial cells. PMID:26286023

  10. SLOŽENO KLIZANJE U DOLINI RJEČINE

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    Benac, Čedomir; Arbanas, Željko; Jardas, Branka; Kasapović, Saša; Jurak, Vladimir

    1999-01-01

    U radu su prikazani rezultati istraživanja prve faze složenog klizišta na sjeveroistočnoj padini doline Rječine između brane Valići i naselja Pašac. Bokovi doline oblikovani su u paleogenskom flišu i kvartarnim padinskim tvorevinama. Na vrhovima su zastupljene vapnenačke stijene tvoreći litice. Nastanak istražene kompleksne pojave klizišta predodređen je geološkom gradom i morfogenezom doline Rječine. To je složeno retrogresivno klizište, koje se počelo razvijati od stope prema vrhu kosine. N...

  11. Normal and high eNOS levels are detrimental in both mild and severe cardiac pressure-overload.

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    van Deel, Elza D; Octavia, Yanti; de Boer, Martine; Juni, Rio P; Tempel, Dennie; van Haperen, Rien; de Crom, Rini; Moens, An L; Merkus, Daphne; Duncker, Dirk J

    2015-11-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) produced by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) exerts beneficial effects in a variety of cardiovascular disease states. Studies on the benefit of eNOS activity in pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction produced by aortic stenosis are equivocal, which may be due to different expression levels of eNOS or different severities of pressure-overload. Consequently, we investigated the effects of eNOS-expression level on cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction produced by mild or severe pressure-overload. To unravel the impact of eNOS on pressure-overload cardiac dysfunction we subjected eNOS deficient, wildtype and eNOS overexpressing transgenic (eNOS-Tg) mice to 8weeks of mild or severe transverse aortic constriction (TAC) and studied cardiac geometry and function at the whole organ and tissue level. In both mild and severe TAC, lack of eNOS ameliorated, whereas eNOS overexpression aggravated, TAC-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. Moreover, the detrimental effects of eNOS in severe TAC were associated with aggravation of TAC-induced NOS-dependent oxidative stress and by further elevation of eNOS monomer levels, consistent with enhanced eNOS uncoupling. In the presence of TAC, scavenging of reactive oxygen species with N-acetylcysteine reduced eNOS S-glutathionylation, eNOS monomer and NOS-dependent superoxide levels in eNOS-Tg mice to wildtype levels. Accordingly, N-acetylcysteine improved cardiac function in eNOS-Tg but not in wildtype mice with TAC. In conclusion, independent of the severity of TAC, eNOS aggravates cardiac remodeling and dysfunction, which appears due to TAC-induced eNOS uncoupling and superoxide production. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Esquemas de quinto orden Weighted Power‐ENO para ecuaciones de Hamilton‐Jacobi

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    En este trabajo han sido diseñados una clase de esquemas Weighted Power‐ENO empleados para aproximar la solución viscosa de las ecuaciones HJ. La idea esencial de este tipo de reconstrucción Power‐ENO es la aplicación a una clase de limitadores extendidos a diferencias de segundo orden en las reconstrucciones ENO clásicas de tercer orden, con el objetivo de mejorar las soluciones cerca de las discontinuidades. La estrategia de pesado basada en apropiados indicadores de suavidad...

  13. Circulating Blood eNOS Contributes to the Regulation of Systemic Blood Pressure and Nitrite Homeostasis

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    Wood, Katherine C.; Cortese-Krott, Miriam M.; Kovacic, Jason C.; Noguchi, Audrey; Liu, Virginia B.; Wang, Xunde; Raghavachari, Nalini; Boehm, Manfred; Kato, Gregory J.; Kelm, Malte; Gladwin, Mark T.

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    Objective Mice genetically deficient in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS−/−) are hypertensive with lower circulating nitrite levels, indicating the importance of constitutively produced nitric oxide (NO•) to blood pressure regulation and vascular homeostasis. While the current paradigm holds that this bioactivity derives specifically from expression of eNOS in endothelium, circulating blood cells also express eNOS protein. A functional red cell eNOS that modulates vascular NO• signaling has been proposed. Approach and Results To test the hypothesis that blood cells contribute to mammalian blood pressure regulation via eNOS-dependent NO• generation, we cross-transplanted WT and eNOS−/− mice, producing chimeras competent or deficient for eNOS expression in circulating blood cells. Surprisingly, we observed a significant contribution of both endothelial and circulating blood cell eNOS to blood pressure and systemic nitrite levels, the latter being a major component of the circulating NO• reservoir. These effects were abolished by the NOS inhibitor L-NAME and repristinated by the NOS substrate L-Arginine, and were independent of platelet or leukocyte depletion. Mouse erythrocytes were also found to carry an eNOS protein and convert 14C-Arginine into 14C-Citrulline in a NOS-dependent fashion. Conclusions These are the first studies to definitively establish a role for a blood borne eNOS, using cross transplant chimera models, that contributes to the regulation of blood pressure and nitrite homeostasis. This work provides evidence suggesting that erythrocyte eNOS may mediate this effect. PMID:23702660

  14. Tööturg võttis majanduslanguse löögi enda peale / Hanno Pevkur, Raul Eamets, Ivi Proos, Sten Anspal ; intervjueerinud Helle Ruusing

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    Sotsiaaalminister Hanno Pevkur, Tartu Ülikooli makroökonoomika õppetooli juhataja Raul Eamets, Avatud Ühiskonna Instituudi juhataja Ivi Proos ja Eesti Rakendusuuringute Keskuse CENTAR vanemanalüütik Sten Anspal arutlevad Eesti tööturu olukorra ja tulevikuperspektiivide üle

  15. Activation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (eNOS Occurs through Different Membrane Domains in Endothelial Cells.

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    Full Text Available Endothelial cells respond to a large range of stimuli including circulating lipoproteins, growth factors and changes in haemodynamic mechanical forces to regulate the activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and maintain blood pressure. While many signalling pathways have been mapped, the identities of membrane domains through which these signals are transmitted are less well characterized. Here, we manipulated bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC with cholesterol and the oxysterol 7-ketocholesterol (7KC. Using a range of microscopy techniques including confocal, 2-photon, super-resolution and electron microscopy, we found that sterol enrichment had differential effects on eNOS and caveolin-1 (Cav1 colocalisation, membrane order of the plasma membrane, caveolae numbers and Cav1 clustering. We found a correlation between cholesterol-induced condensation of the plasma membrane and enhanced high density lipoprotein (HDL-induced eNOS activity and phosphorylation suggesting that cholesterol domains, but not individual caveolae, mediate HDL stimulation of eNOS. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-induced and shear stress-induced eNOS activity was relatively independent of membrane order and may be predominantly controlled by the number of caveolae on the cell surface. Taken together, our data suggest that signals that activate and phosphorylate eNOS are transmitted through distinct membrane domains in endothelial cells.

  16. Activation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (eNOS) Occurs through Different Membrane Domains in Endothelial Cells.

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    Tran, Jason; Magenau, Astrid; Rodriguez, Macarena; Rentero, Carles; Royo, Teresa; Enrich, Carlos; Thomas, Shane R; Grewal, Thomas; Gaus, Katharina

    2016-01-01

    Endothelial cells respond to a large range of stimuli including circulating lipoproteins, growth factors and changes in haemodynamic mechanical forces to regulate the activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and maintain blood pressure. While many signalling pathways have been mapped, the identities of membrane domains through which these signals are transmitted are less well characterized. Here, we manipulated bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) with cholesterol and the oxysterol 7-ketocholesterol (7KC). Using a range of microscopy techniques including confocal, 2-photon, super-resolution and electron microscopy, we found that sterol enrichment had differential effects on eNOS and caveolin-1 (Cav1) colocalisation, membrane order of the plasma membrane, caveolae numbers and Cav1 clustering. We found a correlation between cholesterol-induced condensation of the plasma membrane and enhanced high density lipoprotein (HDL)-induced eNOS activity and phosphorylation suggesting that cholesterol domains, but not individual caveolae, mediate HDL stimulation of eNOS. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced and shear stress-induced eNOS activity was relatively independent of membrane order and may be predominantly controlled by the number of caveolae on the cell surface. Taken together, our data suggest that signals that activate and phosphorylate eNOS are transmitted through distinct membrane domains in endothelial cells.

  17. De novo lipogenesis maintains vascular homeostasis through endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) palmitoylation.

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    Wei, Xiaochao; Schneider, Jochen G; Shenouda, Sherene M; Lee, Ada; Towler, Dwight A; Chakravarthy, Manu V; Vita, Joseph A; Semenkovich, Clay F

    2011-01-28

    Endothelial dysfunction leads to lethal vascular complications in diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Here, we demonstrate that de novo lipogenesis, an insulin-dependent process driven by the multifunctional enzyme fatty-acid synthase (FAS), maintains endothelial function by targeting endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) to the plasma membrane. In mice with endothelial inactivation of FAS (FASTie mice), eNOS membrane content and activity were decreased. eNOS and FAS were physically associated; eNOS palmitoylation was decreased in FAS-deficient cells, and incorporation of labeled carbon into eNOS-associated palmitate was FAS-dependent. FASTie mice manifested a proinflammatory state reflected as increases in vascular permeability, endothelial inflammatory markers, leukocyte migration, and susceptibility to LPS-induced death that was reversed with an NO donor. FAS-deficient endothelial cells showed deficient migratory capacity, and angiogenesis was decreased in FASTie mice subjected to hindlimb ischemia. Insulin induced FAS in endothelial cells freshly isolated from humans, and eNOS palmitoylation was decreased in mice with insulin-deficient or insulin-resistant diabetes. Thus, disrupting eNOS bioavailability through impaired lipogenesis identifies a novel mechanism coordinating nutritional status and tissue repair that may contribute to diabetic vascular disease.

  18. FY 1997 report on the survey of potential impacts of enlarging ASEAN on political and economic systems in South East Asia; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (ASEAN kakudai no Higashi Asia no seiji keizai chitsujo eno eikyo chosa)

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    This report surveys potential impacts of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) on inter-ASEAN affairs and its external relations when ASEAN will enlarge its members to include all nations in South East Asia, and thus fully represent the region. For this purpose, the survey was conducted on Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, which joined in 1995, from the viewpoint of their economic and political system, and their relations with other member countries. The nature of ASEAN has gradually transformed, in which all the countries in the region have increased and internal economic issues have been tackled. It has an aim to stimulate inter-ASEAN trade and induce foreign direct investment into ASEAN as a whole by reducing import duties on intra-ASEAN trade. Underlying in these, new development is a concern about growing economic and military power of China. ASEAN solidarity will work an leverage against China should change toward worse, and ASEAN will function as a regional stabilization factor. ASEAN is needed for the stability of both in economic and political order in East Asia. Japan has to further promote its cooperation with ASEAN to help its solidarity as an association. 24 refs., 21 figs., 25 tabs.

  19. Effect of sail on augmenting attitude stability of hovering VTOL vehicle supported by one-ducted-fan. Ductedter dot fan shiji VTOL ki no hover shisei anteisei eno ho no eikyo

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    Ando, S.; Kato, M. (Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-07-05

    An analytical investigation was given on augmenting attitude stability of a VTOL airplane supported by one-ducted-fan, at hovering, by means of installing a sail having air resistance on a place higher than the vehicle center-of-gravity. Since the problem becomes nonlinear, the time-marching technique was used. The sail on which the emphasis was placed had an area of as less than several times as much of the duct sectional area, and a height of as less than several times as much of the duct diameter. The stabilization effect is expressed as {Delta}h = center of gravity height region providing the stability/duct diameter. Without a sail, {Delta}h was several percent, but with a sail, the value increased to about ten times as much. This increase in {Delta}h was remarkable in the direction that elevate the position of the center of gravity. More stability is obtained by increasing the sail height than by increasing the area. Substitutes to a sail, working on the same principle, could be a gas-bag and wind mill. A gas-bag, which can change its volume readily, will be able to vary the sail area easily. A wind mill could make the weight lighter than a sail, and has a possibility of varying the resistance through changing its blade pitch angle. 2 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  20. eNOS Uncoupling, A Therapeutic Target For Ischemic Foot of Diabetic Rat.

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    Gao, Ling; Yu, Ailin; Liu, Jingcheng; Ma, Lina; Li, Jing

    2018-02-01

    To determine the relationship between eNOS uncoupling and diabetic ischemic foot and whether reversing eNOS uncoupling by Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) transfection or folic acid (FA) supplementation can be beneficiary in diabetic ischemic foot. The bilateral common iliac artery of diabetic rats were ligated to establish the diabetic ischemic foot animal model. DHFR transfection was implemented via femoral artery and muscle injection of in vivo transfection reagent mixture (GenEscortIII) every 4 days during the 2 weeks intervention. The color doppler flow imaging (CDFI) of femoral artery for RI measurement, triceps and quadriceps structure and histology, eNOS coupling status, DHFR expression level, superoxide, peroxynitrite (ONOO- ) and nitric oxide (NO) production in the presence or absence of L-NAME (eNOS inhibitor) were examined among wild type rats (WT), diabetic sham rats (DM), rats of diabetic ischemic foot (DF) or DF with DHFR transfection (DFT) or DF with FA supplementation (DFF). Dihydroethidium (DHE) fluorescence, as an index of superoxide production was enhanced in the femoral arteries of diabetic rats and even more in those of ischemic foot from diabetic rats. However, the DHE fluorescence was diminished in the presence of L-NAME suggesting eNOS uncoupling is the source of superoxide overproduction which further led to increased peroxynitrite production and decreased NO . bioavailability. Subsequently, the hind limb muscle became atrophic and the local collateral circulation was defective due to endothelial dysfunction related to eNOS uncoupling. However, all of the above and hemodynamic index (RI) of femoral artery were resumed via restoration of DHFR protein expression by folic acid treatment or DHFR transfection. eNOS uncoupling is involved in diabetic ischemic foot due to DHFR suppression. DHFR restoration can reverse eNOS uncoupling and resume the endothelial dysfunction and pathological changes (increased vasculature resistance, hind limb muscle

  1. "Non alcoholic fatty liver disease and eNOS dysfunction in humans".

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    Persico, Marcello; Masarone, Mario; Damato, Antonio; Ambrosio, Mariateresa; Federico, Alessandro; Rosato, Valerio; Bucci, Tommaso; Carrizzo, Albino; Vecchione, Carmine

    2017-03-07

    NAFLD is associated to Insulin Resistance (IR). IR is responsible for Endothelial Dysfunction (ED) through the impairment of eNOS function. Although eNOS derangement has been demonstrated in experimental models, no studies have directly shown that eNOS dysfunction is associated with NAFLD in humans. The aim of this study is to investigate eNOS function in NAFLD patients. Fifty-four NAFLD patients were consecutively enrolled. All patients underwent clinical and laboratory evaluation and liver biopsy. Patients were divided into two groups by the presence of NAFL or NASH. We measured vascular reactivity induced by patients' platelets on isolated mice aorta rings. Immunoblot assays for platelet-derived phosphorylated-eNOS (p-eNOS) and immunohistochemistry for hepatic p-eNOS have been performed to evaluate eNOS function in platelets and liver specimens. Flow-mediated-dilation (FMD) was also performed. Data were compared with healthy controls. Twenty-one (38, 8%) patients had NAFL and 33 (61, 7%) NASH. No differences were found between groups and controls except for HOMA and insulin (p liver (p liver tissue didn't match with FMD.

  2. Folic acid modulates eNOS activity via effects on posttranslational modifications and protein–protein interactions☆

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    Taylor, Sarah Y.; Dixon, Hannah M.; Yoganayagam, Shobana; Price, Natalie; Lang, Derek

    2013-01-01

    Folic acid enhances endothelial function and improves outcome in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The exact intracellular signalling mechanisms involved remain elusive and were therefore the subject of this study. Particular focus was placed on folic acid-induced changes in posttranslational modifications of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). Cultured endothelial cells were exposed to folic acid in the absence or presence of phosphatidylinositol-3' kinase/Akt (PI3K/Akt) inhibitors. The phosphorylation status of eNOS was determined via western blotting. The activities of eNOS and PI3K/Akt were evaluated. The interaction of eNOS with caveolin-1, Heat-Shock Protein 90 and calmodulin was studied using co-immunoprecipitation. Intracellular localisation of eNOS was investigated using sucrose gradient centrifugation and confocal microscopy. Folic acid promoted eNOS dephosphorylation at negative regulatory sites, and increased phosphorylation at positive regulatory sites. Modulation of phosphorylation status was concomitant with increased cGMP concentrations, and PI3K/Akt activity. Inhibition of PI3K/Akt revealed specific roles for this kinase pathway in folic acid-mediated eNOS phosphorylation. Regulatory protein and eNOS protein associations were altered in favour of a positive regulatory effect in the absence of bulk changes in intracellular eNOS localisation. Folic acid-mediated eNOS activation involves the modulation of eNOS phosphorylation status at multiple residues and positive changes in important protein–protein interactions. Such intracellular mechanisms may in part explain improvements in clinical vascular outcome following folic acid treatment. PMID:23796957

  3. Mild mitochondrial uncoupling and calorie restriction increase fasting eNOS, akt and mitochondrial biogenesis.

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    Cerqueira, Fernanda M; Laurindo, Francisco R M; Kowaltowski, Alicia J

    2011-03-31

    Enhanced mitochondrial biogenesis promoted by eNOS activation is believed to play a central role in the beneficial effects of calorie restriction (CR). Since treatment of mice with dinitrophenol (DNP) promotes health and lifespan benefits similar to those observed in CR, we hypothesized that it could also impact biogenesis. We found that DNP and CR increase citrate synthase activity, PGC-1α, cytochrome c oxidase and mitofusin-2 expression, as well as fasting plasma levels of NO• products. In addition, eNOS and Akt phosphorylation in skeletal muscle and visceral adipose tissue was activated in fasting CR and DNP animals. Overall, our results indicate that systemic mild uncoupling activates eNOS and Akt-dependent pathways leading to mitochondrial biogenesis.

  4. Mild mitochondrial uncoupling and calorie restriction increase fasting eNOS, akt and mitochondrial biogenesis.

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    Fernanda M Cerqueira

    Full Text Available Enhanced mitochondrial biogenesis promoted by eNOS activation is believed to play a central role in the beneficial effects of calorie restriction (CR. Since treatment of mice with dinitrophenol (DNP promotes health and lifespan benefits similar to those observed in CR, we hypothesized that it could also impact biogenesis. We found that DNP and CR increase citrate synthase activity, PGC-1α, cytochrome c oxidase and mitofusin-2 expression, as well as fasting plasma levels of NO• products. In addition, eNOS and Akt phosphorylation in skeletal muscle and visceral adipose tissue was activated in fasting CR and DNP animals. Overall, our results indicate that systemic mild uncoupling activates eNOS and Akt-dependent pathways leading to mitochondrial biogenesis.

  5. Post-translational regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) by estrogens in the rat vagina.

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    Musicki, Biljana; Liu, Tongyun; Strong, Travis D; Lagoda, Gwen A; Bivalacqua, Trinity J; Burnett, Arthur L

    2010-05-01

    Estrogens control vaginal blood flow during female sexual arousal mostly through nitric oxide (NO). Although vascular effects of estrogens are attributed to an increase in endothelial NO production, the mechanisms of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) regulation by estrogens in the vagina are largely unknown. Our hypothesis was that estrogens regulate eNOS post-translationally in the vagina, providing a mechanism to affect NO bioavailability without changes in eNOS protein expression. We measured eNOS phosphorylation and eNOS interaction with caveolin-1 and heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) in the distal and proximal vagina of female rats at diestrus, 7 days after ovariectomy and 2 days after replacement of ovariectomized rats with estradiol-17beta (15 microg). Molecular mechanisms of eNOS regulation by estrogen in the rat vagina. We localized phospho-eNOS (Ser-1177) immunohistochemically to the endothelium lining blood vessels and vaginal sinusoids. Estrogen withdrawal decreased phosphorylation of eNOS on its positive regulatory site (Ser-1177) and increased eNOS binding to its negative regulator caveolin-1 (without affecting eNOS/HSP90 interaction), and they were both normalized by estradiol replacement. Protein expressions of phosphorylated Akt (protein kinase B) and extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) were not affected by estrogen status, suggesting that the effect of estrogens on eNOS (Ser-1177) phosphorylation was not mediated by activated AKT or ERK1/2. eNOS phosphorylation on its negative regulatory site (Ser-114) was increased in the vagina by estrogen withdrawal and normalized by estradiol replacement, implying that the maintenance of low phosphorylation of eNOS on this site by estradiol may limit eNOS interaction with caveolin-1 and preserve the enzyme's activity. Total eNOS, inducible NOS, caveolin-1, and HSP90 protein expressions were not affected by ovariectomy or estradiol replacement in the distal or proximal vagina. These results

  6. Characterization of porcine ENO3: genomic and cDNA structure, polymorphism and expression

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    Xiong Yuanzhu

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In this study, a full-length cDNA of the porcine ENO3 gene encoding a 434 amino acid protein was isolated. It contains 12 exons over approximately 5.4 kb. Differential splicing in the 5'-untranslated sequence generates two forms of mRNA that differ from each other in the presence or absence of a 142-nucleotide fragment. Expression analysis showed that transcript 1 of ENO3 is highly expressed in liver and lung, while transcript 2 is highly expressed in skeletal muscle and heart. We provide the first evidence that in skeletal muscle expression of ENO3 is different between Yorkshire and Meishan pig breeds. Furthermore, real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed that, in Yorkshire pigs, skeletal muscle expression of transcript 1 is identical at postnatal day-1 and at other stages while that of transcript 2 is higher. Moreover, expression of transcript 1 is lower in skeletal muscle and all other tissue samples than that of transcript 2, with the exception of liver and kidney. Statistical analysis showed the existence of a polymorphism in the ENO3 gene between Chinese indigenous and introduced commercial western pig breeds and that it is associated with fat percentage, average backfat thickness, meat marbling and intramuscular fat in two different populations.

  7. Altered Endometrial Expression of Endothelial Nitric oxide Synthase (eNOS) in women with Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage and Infertility

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    Najafi, Tohid; Novin, Marefat Ghaffari; Ghazi, Reza; Khorram, Omid

    2012-01-01

    Background Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) has diverse roles in the female reproductive system including a role in blastocyst implantation. Aberrant expression of eNOS could therefore be significant in the pathogenesis of disorders of implantation Materials and Methods eNOS protein and mRNA levels in the endometrium of women with recurrent miscarriages, unexplained infertility, and a control group was determined by compartmental quantitative immunohistochemistry and real time RT-PCR Results eNOS was immunolocalized to all layers of the endometrium and the vascular endothelium. eNOS protein expression was higher in glandular epithelium (P=0.004) and luminal epithelium (P=0.002) but not vascular endothelium and stroma (P=0.14) in women with recurrent miscarriage. Similarly, in women with unexplained infertility eNOS expression was significantly higher (Pinfertility compared with controls Conclusion Increased expression of eNOS in glandular and luminal epithelium of the endometrium in women with recurrent miscarriages and unexplained infertility suggests a detrimental effect of excess nitric oxide in endometrial receptivity and implantation PMID:22877939

  8. VEGF and eNOS Expression in Umbilical Cord from Pregnancy Complicated by Hypertensive Disorder with Different Severity

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Reduced blood flow in hypertensive pregnancy may influence the production vasoconstrictors; subsequently the vessel remains in highly contracted state. NO is a vasodilator; VEGF influences its synthesis by regulating eNOS production. Aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of VEGF and eNOS in different severity of hypertensive pregnancy. Methods. Study was conducted in 4 groups with 40 members: group 1—control, group 2—gestational hypertension, group 3—mild preeclampsia, and group 4—severe preeclampsia. Fetal end of umbilical cord was taken and follows IHC staining protocol for VEGF and eNOS antibody. Staining intensity were measured by semiquantitative scoring method. Mann Whitney U test was used to compare each group. Results. Decreased expression of both VEGF and eNOS was found in hypertensive condition than in normal condition. Among hypertensive group, severe preeclamptic group showed more intensity in staining than gestational hypertension and mild preeclampsia. Conclusion. Reduction of VEGF and eNOS in gestational hypertension may lead to hypoperfusion and subsequent hypoxia of fetus in hypertensive pregnancy. The developed hypoxic state may upregulate the synthesis of VEGF and thereby eNOS. Increased expression of VEGF and eNOS in severe group may be a compensatory mechanism to dilate the blood vessels and to improve blood flow of fetus.

  9. An artificial compression method for ENO schemes: The slope modification method

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    Yang, Huanan

    1988-01-01

    A simple and effective method of artificial compression is introduced. This method is based on a modification of the slopes of the ENO (essentially nonoscillatory) reconstruction and, with the help of suitable chosen parameters, greatly improves the resolution of the contact discontinuities. Numerical examples are provided to test the performance of the method and to give some suggestions as to the choice of the parameters.

  10. Role of eNOS in water exchange index maintenance-MRI studies

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    Atochin, D.; Litvak, M.; Huang, S.; Kim, Y. R.; Huang, P.

    2017-08-01

    Stroke studies employ experimental models of cerebral ischemic and reperfusion injury in rodents. MRI provides valuable supravital data of cerebral blood flow and brain tissue damage. This paper presents MRI applications for cerebral blood flow research in mice lines with impaired nitric oxide production by endothelial nitric oxide synthase. Our data demonstrates that specific modifications of MRI methodology in transgenic mouse models help to evaluate the role of eNOS in the brain-blood barrier function.

  11. Avatud kanalid / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    1999-01-01

    Tänavusel Veneetsia biennaalil parem tööde valik võrreldes 1997. a. biennaaliga. Taani paviljoni Peter Bonde ja Jason Rhoadesi koostööna sündinud projektist "Lumepall". Preemiate jagamisest biennaalil. Peakuraator Harald Szeemanni põhimõttelage intervjuu maikuu "Artforumis"

  12. Activation of eNOS in endothelial cells exposed to ionizing radiation involves components of the DNA damage response pathway

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    Nagane, Masaki; Yasui, Hironobu; Sakai, Yuri; Yamamori, Tohru [Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0818 (Japan); Niwa, Koichi [Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Food and Cosmetic Science, Faculty of Bioindustry, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Abashiri 099-2493 (Japan); Hattori, Yuichi [Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194 (Japan); Kondo, Takashi [Department of Radiological Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194 (Japan); Inanami, Osamu, E-mail: inanami@vetmed.hokudai.ac.jp [Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0818 (Japan)

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    Highlights: • eNOS activity is increased in BAECs exposed to X-rays. • ATM is involved in this increased eNOS activity. • HSP90 modulates the radiation-induced activation of ATM and eNOS. - Abstract: In this study, the involvement of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase and heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation was investigated in X-irradiated bovine aortic endothelial cells. The activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the phosphorylation of serine 1179 of eNOS (eNOS-Ser1179) were significantly increased in irradiated cells. The radiation-induced increases in NOS activity and eNOS-Ser1179 phosphorylation levels were significantly reduced by treatment with either an ATM inhibitor (Ku-60019) or an HSP90 inhibitor (geldanamycin). Geldanamycin was furthermore found to suppress the radiation-induced phosphorylation of ATM-Ser1181. Our results indicate that the radiation-induced eNOS activation in bovine aortic endothelial cells is regulated by ATM and HSP90.

  13. Endogenous urotensin II selectively modulates erectile function through eNOS.

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    Roberta d'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Urotensin II (U-II is a cyclic peptide originally isolated from the neurosecretory system of the teleost fish and subsequently found in other species, including man. U-II was identified as the natural ligand of a G-protein coupled receptor, namely UT receptor. U-II and UT receptor are expressed in a variety of peripheral organs and especially in cardiovascular tissue. Recent evidence indicates the involvement of U-II/UT pathway in penile function in human, but the molecular mechanism is still unclear. On these bases the aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism(s of U-II-induced relaxation in human corpus cavernosum and its relationship with L-arginine/Nitric oxide (NO pathway. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Human corpus cavernosum tissue was obtained following in male-to-female transsexuals undergoing surgical procedure for sex reassignment. Quantitative RT-PCR clearly demonstrated the U-II expression in human corpus cavernosum. U-II (0.1 nM-10 µM challenge in human corpus cavernosum induced a significant increase in NO production as revealed by fluorometric analysis. NO generation was coupled to a marked increase in the ratio eNOS phosphorilated/eNOS as determined by western blot analysis. A functional study in human corpus cavernosum strips was performed to asses eNOS involvement in U-II-induced relaxation by using a pharmacological modulation. Pre-treatment with both wortmannin or geldanamycinin (inhibitors of eNOS phosphorylation and heath shock protein 90 recruitment, respectively significantly reduced U-II-induced relaxation (0.1 nM-10 µM in human corpus cavernosum strips. Finally, a co-immunoprecipitation study demonstrated that UT receptor and eNOS co-immunoprecipitate following U-II challenge of human corpus cavernosum tissue. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: U-II is endogenously synthesized and locally released in human corpus cavernosum. U-II elicited penile erection through eNOS activation. Thus, U-II/UT pathway may

  14. A novel multiplex PCR-RFLP method for simultaneous detection of the MTHFR 677 C > T, eNOS +894 G > T and - eNOS -786 T > C variants among Malaysian Malays

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    Loo Keat

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hyperhomocysteinemia as a consequence of the MTHFR 677 C > T variant is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. Another factor that can potentially contribute to these disorders is a depleted nitric oxide level, which can be due to the presence of eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants that make an individual more susceptible to endothelial dysfunction. A number of genotyping methods have been developed to investigate these variants. However, simultaneous detection methods using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP analysis are still lacking. In this study, a novel multiplex PCR-RFLP method for the simultaneous detection of MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants was developed. A total of 114 healthy Malay subjects were recruited. The MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants were genotyped using the novel multiplex PCR-RFLP and confirmed by DNA sequencing as well as snpBLAST. Allele frequencies of MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C were calculated using the Hardy Weinberg equation. Methods The 114 healthy volunteers were recruited for this study, and their DNA was extracted. Primer pair was designed using Primer 3 Software version 0.4.0 and validated against the BLAST database. The primer specificity, functionality and annealing temperature were tested using uniplex PCR methods that were later combined into a single multiplex PCR. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP was performed in three separate tubes followed by agarose gel electrophoresis. PCR product residual was purified and sent for DNA sequencing. Results The allele frequencies for MTHFR 677 C > T were 0.89 (C allele and 0.11 (T allele; for eNOS +894 G > T, the allele frequencies were 0.58 (G allele and 0.43 (T allele; and for eNOS −786 T > C, the allele

  15. Aspirin prevents TNF-α-induced endothelial cell dysfunction by regulating the NF-κB-dependent miR-155/eNOS pathway: Role of a miR-155/eNOS axis in preeclampsia.

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    Kim, Joohwan; Lee, Kyu-Sun; Kim, Ji-Hee; Lee, Dong-Keon; Park, Minsik; Choi, Seunghwan; Park, Wonjin; Kim, Suji; Choi, Yoon Kyung; Hwang, Jong Yun; Choe, Jongseon; Won, Moo-Ho; Jeoung, Dooil; Lee, Hansoo; Ryoo, Sungwoo; Ha, Kwon-Soo; Kwon, Young-Guen; Kim, Young-Myeong

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    Preeclampsia is an inflammatory disease with endothelial cell dysfunction that occurs via decreased endothelial nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide (eNOS/NO) activity. Aspirin reduces the incidence of hypertensive pregnancy complications. However, the underlying mechanism has not been clearly explained. Here, we found that tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, microRNA (miR)-155, and eNOS levels as well as endothelial redox phenotype were differentially regulated in preeclamptic patients, implying the involvement of TNF-α- and redox signal-mediated miR-155 biogenesis and eNOS downregulation in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Aspirin prevented the TNF-α-mediated increase in miR-155 biogenesis and decreases in eNOS expression and NO/cGMP production in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Similar effects of aspirin were also observed in HUVECs treated with H2O2. The preventive effects of aspirin was associated with the inhibition of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB)-dependent MIR155HG (miR-155 host gene) expression. Aspirin recovered the TNF-α-mediated decrease in wild-type, but not mutant, eNOS 3'-untranslated region reporter activity, whose effect was blocked by miR-155 mimic. Moreover, aspirin prevented TNF-α-mediated endothelial cell dysfunction associated with impaired vasorelaxation, angiogenesis, and trophoblast invasion, and the preventive effects were blocked by miR-155 mimic or an eNOS inhibitor. Aspirin rescued TNF-α-mediated eNOS downregulation coupled with endothelial dysfunction by inhibiting NF-κB-dependent transcriptional miR-155 biogenesis. Thus, the redox-sensitive NF-κB/miR-155/eNOS axis may be crucial in the pathogenesis of vascular disorders including preeclampsia. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. KONSUMSI MIKRONUTRIEN DAN EKSPRESI GEN eNOS3 ALEL INTRO 4a4b PADA PENDERITA HIPERTENSI ETNIK MINANGKABAU

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    Full Text Available AbstrakGen eNOS3 varian intron 4a4b merupakan salah satu gen yang berhubungan dengan kejadian hipertensi esensial. Kemampuan Gen eNOS3 varian ini untuk mensintesis enzim nitric oxide synthase (NOS berkurang sehingga sintesis Nitric oxide (NO menurun. Senyawa NO adalah suatu senyawa vasoaktif yang menyebabkan vasodilatasi pembuluh darah.Penelitian pada subjek hipertensi dan normotensi berusia 30-65 tahun bertujuan untuk melihat pengaruh mikronutrien terhadap ekspresi gen eNOS3 alel intron 4a4b. 130 subjek, diwawancara pola makannya lalu dilakukan analisis asupan mikronutrien, gen eNOS3, serta kadar NO plasma. Data yang diperoleh dianalisis menggunakan uji T dan chi-square.Kadar NO plasma penderita hipertensi adalah 26.91 + 15.40 μM/L dan normotensi 25.79 + 15.04 μM/L. 55.5% subjek hipertensi memiliki gen eNOS3 varian intron 4b dan 69% subjek normotensi mempunyai varian intron 4a4b. Kadar NO plasma rendah, (66.7% ditemukan pada subjek hipertensi dengan varian intron 4b. Tidak terdapat hubungan bermakna asupan mikronutrien dengan kadar NO plasma pada subjek hipertensi.Hasil ini tidak mendukung pengaruh konsumsi mikronutrien terhadap kadar NO plasma pada penderita hipertensi dengan gen eNOS3 varian intron 4a4b.Kata Kunci : hipertensi esensial, gen eNOS3, kadar NO plasmaAbstracteNOS 3 gene intron 4a4b allel is one of the important genes which is related to hypertesion essensial. This gene expresses the nitric oxide synthase (NOS enzyme which regulates the synthesis of Nitric oxide (NO in human body. NO causes vasodilatation, which decreases peripheral resistant and blood pressure.A research has been done based on cross sectional study on hypertension patients and those with normal blood pressure in the range of 30-65 years old. The main of this research is to evaluate the influence of micronutrient consumption on eNOS3 gene intron 4a4b allel expression in hypertension subjects in Minangkabau ethnicity. 130 subjects interviewed about micronutrient

  17. Early ischaemic preconditioning requires Akt- and PKA-mediated activation of eNOS via serine1176 phosphorylation.

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    Yang, Changjun; Talukder, M A Hassan; Varadharaj, Saradhadevi; Velayutham, Murugesan; Zweier, Jay L

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    The role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)/NO signalling is well documented in late ischaemic preconditioning (IPC); however, the role of eNOS and its activation in early IPC remains controversial. This study investigates the role of eNOS in early IPC and the signalling pathways and molecular interactions that regulate eNOS activation during early IPC. Rat hearts were subjected to 30-min global ischaemia and reperfusion (I/R) with or without IPC (three cycles 5-min I and 5-min R) in the presence or absence of the NOS inhibitor l-NAME, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 (LY), and protein kinase A (PKA) inhibitor H89 during IPC induction or prior endothelial permeablization. IPC improved post-ischaemic contractile function and reduced infarction compared with I/R with this being abrogated by l-NAME or endothelial permeablization. eNOS(Ser1176), Akt(Ser473), and PKA(Thr197) phosphorylation was increased following IPC. I/R decreased eNOS(Ser1176) phosphorylation, whereas IPC increased it. Mass spectroscopy confirmed eNOS(Ser1176) phosphorylation and quantitative Western blots showed ∼24% modification of eNOS(Ser1176) following IPC. Immunoprecipitation demonstrated eNOS, Akt, and PKA complexation. Immunohistology showed IPC-induced Akt and PKA phosphorylation in cardiomyocytes and endothelium. With eNOS activation, IPC increased NO production as measured by electron paramagnetic resonance spin trapping and fluorescence microscopy. LY or H89 not only decreased Akt(Ser473) or PKA(Thr197) phosphorylation, respectively, but also abolished IPC-induced preservation of eNOS and eNOS(Ser1176) phosphorylation as well as cardioprotection. Thus, Akt- and PKA-mediated eNOS activation, with phosphorylation near the C-terminus, is critical for early IPC-induced cardioprotection, with eNOS-derived NO from the endothelium serving a critical role.

  18. ENO1 promotes tumor proliferation and cell adhesion mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR) in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

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    Zhu, Xinghua; Miao, Xiaobing; Wu, Yaxun; Li, Chunsun; Guo, Yan; Liu, Yushan; Chen, Yali; Lu, Xiaoyun [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, 30 North Tongyang Road, Pingchao, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China); Wang, Yuchan, E-mail: wangyuchannt@126.com [Department of Pathogen and Immunology, Medical College, Nantong University, 19 Qixiu Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu (China); He, Song, E-mail: hesongnt@126.com [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, 30 North Tongyang Road, Pingchao, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China)

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    Enolases are glycolytic enzymes responsible for the ATP-generated conversion of 2-phosphoglycerate to phosphoenolpyruvate. In addition to the glycolytic function, Enolase 1 (ENO1) has been reported up-regulation in several tumor tissues. In this study, we investigated the expression and biologic function of ENO1 in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs). Clinically, by western blot analysis we observed that ENO1 expression was apparently higher in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma than in the reactive lymphoid tissues. Subsequently, immunohistochemical staining of 144 NHLs suggested that the expression of ENO1 was significantly lower in the indolent lymphomas compared with the progressive lymphomas. Further, we identified ENO1 as an independent prognostic factor, and it was significantly correlated with overall survival of NHL patients. In addition, we found that ENO1 could promote cell proliferation, regulate cell cycle associated gene and PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in NHLs. Finally, we verified that ENO1 participated in the process of lymphoma cell adhesion mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR). Adhesion to FN or HS5 cells significantly protected OCI-Ly8 and Daudi cells from cytotoxicity compared with those cultured in suspension, and these effects were attenuated when transfected with ENO1-siRNA. Based on the study, we propose that inhibition of ENO1 expression may be a novel strategy for therapy for NHLs patients, and it may be a target for drug resistance. - Highlights: • ENO1 expression is reversely correlated with clinical outcomes of patients with NHLs. • ENO1 promotes the proliferation of NHL cells. • ENO1 regulates cell adhesion mediated drug resistance.

  19. Shear stress stimulates phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser(635) by a protein kinase A-dependent mechanism

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    Boo, Yong Chool; Hwang, Jinah; Sykes, Michelle; Michell, Belinda J.; Kemp, Bruce E.; Lum, Hazel; Jo, Hanjoong

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    Shear stress stimulates nitric oxide (NO) production by phosphorylating endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) at Ser(1179) in a phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)- and protein kinase A (PKA)-dependent manner. The eNOS has additional potential phosphorylation sites, including Ser(116), Thr(497), and Ser(635). Here, we studied these potential phosphorylation sites in response to shear, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and 8-bromocAMP (8-BRcAMP) in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC). All three stimuli induced phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser(635), which was consistently slower than that at Ser(1179). Thr(497) was rapidly dephosphorylated by 8-BRcAMP but not by shear and VEGF. None of the stimuli phosphorylated Ser(116). Whereas shear-stimulated Ser(635) phosphorylation was not affected by phosphoinositide-3-kinase inhibitors wortmannin and LY-294002, it was blocked by either treating the cells with a PKA inhibitor H89 or infecting them with a recombinant adenovirus-expressing PKA inhibitor. These results suggest that shear stress stimulates eNOS by two different mechanisms: 1) PKA- and PI3K-dependent and 2) PKA-dependent but PI3K-independent pathways. Phosphorylation of Ser(635) may play an important role in chronic regulation of eNOS in response to mechanical and humoral stimuli.

  20. Exercise training enhanced myocardial endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS function in diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK rats

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    Kaminski Pawel M

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Different mechanisms of diabetic-induced NO dysfunction have been proposed and central to most of them are significant changes in eNOS function as the rate-limiting step in NO bioavailability. eNOS exists in both monomeric and dimeric conformations, with the dimeric form catalyzing the synthesis of nitric oxide, while the monomeric form catalyzes the synthesis of superoxide (O2-. Diabetic-induced shifts to decrease the dimer:monomer ratio is thought to contribute to the degradation of nitric oxide (NO bioavailability. Exercise has long been useful in the management of diabetes. Although exercise-induced increases expression of eNOS has been reported, it is unclear if exercise may alter the functional coupling of eNOS. Methods To investigate this question, Goto-Kakizaki rats (a model of type II diabetes were randomly assigned to a 9-week running program (train or sedentary (sed groups. Results Exercise training significantly (p 4, but not in the presence of exogenous BH4. Exercise training also significantly decreased NADPH-dependent O2- activity. Conclusion Exercise-induced increased eNOS dimerization resulted in an increased coupling of the enzyme to facilitate production of NO at the expense of ROS generation. This shift that could serve to decrease diabetic-related oxidative stress, which should serve to lessen diabetic-related complications.

  1. Association of eNOS Gene Polymorphisms G894T and T-786C with Risk of Hepatorenal Syndrome

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    Yuksel Seckin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. There are no studies investigating the relationship between endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS gene polymorphisms and hepatorenal syndrome (HRS. Aim. The purpose of this study is to elucidate whether eNOS gene polymorphisms (G894T and T-786C play a role in the development of type-2 HRS. Methods. This study was carried out in a group of 92 patients with cirrhosis (44 patients with type-2 HRS and 48 without HRS and 50 healthy controls. Polymorphisms were determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and melting curve analysis. Results. We did not find any significant difference in allele and genotype distributions of the eNOS -T-786C polymorphism among the groups (p=0.440. However, the frequency of GT (40.9% and TT (13.6% genotypes and mutant allele T (34.1% for the eNOS G894T polymorphism were significantly higher (p<0.001 and p<0.001, resp. in the HRS group than in both the stable cirrhosis (14.6%, 4.2%, and 11.5%, resp. and the control (22.0%, 2.0%, and 13.0%, resp. groups. Conclusion. The occurrence of mutant genotypes (GT/TT and mutant allele T in eNOS -G894T polymorphisms should be considered as a potential risk factor in cirrhotic patients with HRS.

  2. Aortic eNOS expression and phosphorylation in Apo-E knockout mice: differing effects of rapamycin and simvastatin.

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    Naoum, Joseph J; Zhang, Shu; Woodside, Kenneth J; Song, Wei; Guo, Qian; Belalcazar, Ligia M; Hunter, Glenn C

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    The inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) by hypercholesterolemia may be mediated, in part, by interactions with caveolin-1 (Cav-1). Because of the facilitatory effects of statins on endothelial function and the adverse effects of rapamycin (RAPA) on plasma lipids, we compared the effects of simvastatin (SMV) and RAPA on endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) and Cav-1 protein expression and phosphorylation in the aortas of apolipoprotein E (Apo-E) knockout (-/-) mice. Apo-E -/- mice (n = 38) fed a high-cholesterol diet were given SMV (100 mg/kg/day po), RAPA (3 mg/kg/day ip), or no treatment for 10 weeks. Blood was drawn for serum lipid analysis, and protein was extracted for Western immunoblotting. Selected aortic specimens from 2 animals in each group were examined by histology and immunohistochemistry. The data are expressed as the mean +/- SEM and compared by the Student t test and ANOVA. Significance was established as P < .05. Lipid levels at 10 weeks were similar in the 3 groups except for higher triglyceride levels in RAPA-treated animals. eNOS expression was highest in RAPA-treated mice, but the p-eNOS to eNOS protein expression ratio was significantly greater in the SMV treatment group compared to both RAPA and controls (P < .05). Both Cav-1 and p-Cav-1 expression was significantly lower in the SMV-treated animals (P < .05) compared to mice treated with RAPA. Although eNOS expression was greatest in the RAPA-treated mice, the expression of p-eNOS was similar in the RAPA- and SMV-treated animals. The increase in eNOS induced by RAPA and the inverse relationship between p-eNOS and Cav-1 protein expression observed with SMV treatment suggest different mechanisms for the regulation of aortic eNOS expression in Apo-E mice by these 2 agents. Copyright 2004 Elsevier Inc.

  3. Sildenafil promotes eNOS activation and inhibits NADPH oxidase in the transgenic sickle cell mouse penis.

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    Musicki, Biljana; Bivalacqua, Trinity J; Champion, Hunter C; Burnett, Arthur L

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    Sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated vasculopathy in the penis is characterized by aberrant nitric oxide and phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5 signaling, and by increased oxidative stress. Preliminary clinical trials show that continuous treatment with PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil unassociated with sexual activity decreases priapic activity in patients with SCD. However, the mechanism of its vasculoprotective effect in the penis remains unclear. We evaluated whether continuous administration of PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil promotes eNOS function at posttranslational levels and decreases superoxide-producing enzyme NADPH oxidase activity in the sickle cell mouse penis. SCD transgenic mice were used as an animal model of SCD. WT mice served as controls. Mice received treatment with the PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil (100 mg/kg/day) or vehicle for 3 weeks. eNOS phosphorylation on Ser-1177 (positive regulatory site), eNOS interactions with heat-shock protein 90 (HSP90) (positive regulator), phosphorylated AKT (upstream mediator of eNOS phosphorylation on Ser-1177), an NADPH oxidase catalytic subunit gp91(phox), and a marker of oxidative stress (4-hydroxy-2-nonenal [HNE]) were measured by Western blot. Effect of continuous sildenafil treatment on eNOS posttranslational activation, NADPH oxidase catalytic subunit, and oxidative stress in the penis of the sickle cell mouse. Continuous treatment with sildenafil reversed (P penis. Sildenafil treatment of WT mice did not affect any of these parameters. Our findings that sildenafil enhances eNOS activation and inhibits NADPH oxidase function in the sickle cell mouse penis offers a vasculoprotective molecular basis for the therapeutic effect of sildenafil in the penis in association with SCD. © 2013 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

  4. Partial deletion of eNOS gene causes hyperinsulinemic state, unbalance of cardiac insulin signaling pathways and coronary dysfunction independently of high fat diet.

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    Cecilia Vecoli

    Full Text Available Abnormalities in eNOS gene, possibly interacting with high fat diet (HFD, affect peripheral vascular function and glucose metabolism. The relative role of eNOS gene, HFD and metabolic derangement on coronary function has not been fully elucidated. We test whether eNOS gene deficiency per se or in association with HFD modulates coronary function through mechanisms involving molecular pathways related to insulin signaling. Wild type (WT, eNOS-/- and eNOS+/- mice were studied. WT and eNOS+/- mice were fed with either standard or HF diet for 16 weeks and compared with standard diet fed eNOS-/-. Glucose and insulin tolerance tests were performed during the last week of diet. Coronary resistance (CR was measured at baseline and during infusions of acetylcholine (Ach or sodium-nitroprusside (SNP to evaluate endothelium-dependent or independent vasodilation, in the Langendorff isolated hearts. Cardiac expression of Akt and ERK genes as evaluation of two major insulin-regulated signaling pathways involved in the control of vascular tone were assessed by western blot. HFD-fed mice developed an overt diabetic state. Conversely, chow-fed genetically modified mice (in particular eNOS-/- showed a metabolic pattern characterized by normoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia with a limited degree of insulin resistance. CR was significantly higher in animals with eNOS gene deletions than in WT, independently of diet. Percent decrease in CR, during Ach infusion, was significantly lower in both eNOS-/- and eNOS+/- mice than in WT, independently of diet. SNP reduced CR in all groups except eNOS-/-. The cardiac ERK1-2/Akt ratio, increased in animals with eNOS gene deletions compared with WT, independently of diet. These results suggest that the eNOS genetic deficiency, associated or not with HFD, has a relevant effect on coronary vascular function, possibly mediated by increase in blood insulin levels and unbalance in insulin-dependent signaling in coronary vessels

  5. Vasoinhibins Prevent Bradykinin-Stimulated Endothelial Cell Proliferation by Inactivating eNOS via Reduction of both Intracellular Ca2+ Levels and eNOS Phosphorylation at Ser1179

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    Thebault, Stéphanie; González, Carmen; García, Celina; Zamarripa, David Arredondo; Nava, Gabriel; Vaca, Luis; López-Casillas, Fernando; de la Escalera, Gonzalo Martínez; Clapp, Carmen

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    Vasoinhibins, a family of antiangiogenic peptides derived from prolactin proteolysis, inhibit the vascular effects of several proangiogenic factors, including bradykinin (BK). Here, we report that vasoinhibins block the BK-induced proliferation of bovine umbilical vein endothelial cells. This effect is mediated by the inactivation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), as the NO donor DETA-NONOate reverted vasoinhibin action. It is an experimentally proven fact that the elevation of intracellular Ca2+ levels ([Ca2+]i) upon BK stimulation activates eNOS, and vasoinhibins blocked the BK-mediated activation of phospholipase C and the formation of inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate leading to a reduced release of Ca2+ from intracellular stores. The [Ca2+]i rise evoked by BK also involves the influx of extracellular Ca2+ via canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) channels. Vasoinhibins likely interfere with TRPC-mediated Ca2+ entry since La3+, which is an enhancer of TRPC4 and TRPC5 channel activity, prevented vasoinhibins from blocking the stimulation by BK of endothelial cell NO production and proliferation, and vasoinhibins reduced the BK-induced increase of TRPC5 mRNA expression. Finally, vasoinhibins prevented the BK-induced phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser1179, a post-translational modification that facilitates Ca2+-calmodulin activation of eNOS. Together, our data show that vasoinhibins, by lowering NO production through the inhibition of both [Ca2+]i mobilization and eNOS phosphorylation, prevent the BK-induced stimulation of endothelial cell proliferation. Thus, vasoinhibins help to regulate BK effects on angiogenesis and vascular homeostasis.

  6. Vasoinhibins Prevent Bradykinin-Stimulated Endothelial Cell Proliferation by Inactivating eNOS via Reduction of both Intracellular Ca2+ Levels and eNOS Phosphorylation at Ser1179

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    Carmen Clapp

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    Full Text Available Vasoinhibins, a family of antiangiogenic peptides derived from prolactin proteolysis, inhibit the vascular effects of several proangiogenic factors, including bradykinin (BK. Here, we report that vasoinhibins block the BK-induced proliferation of bovine umbilical vein endothelial cells. This effect is mediated by the inactivation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS, as the NO donor DETA-NONOate reverted vasoinhibin action. It is an experimentally proven fact that the elevation of intracellular Ca2+ levels ([Ca2+]i upon BK stimulation activates eNOS, and vasoinhibins blocked the BK-mediated activation of phospholipase C and the formation of inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate leading to a reduced release of Ca2+ from intracellular stores. The [Ca2+]i rise evoked by BK also involves the influx of extracellular Ca2+ via canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC channels. Vasoinhibins likely interfere with TRPC-mediated Ca2+ entry since La3+, which is an enhancer of TRPC4 and TRPC5 channel activity, prevented vasoinhibins from blocking the stimulation by BK of endothelial cell NO production and proliferation, and vasoinhibins reduced the BK-induced increase of TRPC5 mRNA expression. Finally, vasoinhibins prevented the BK-induced phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser1179, a post-translational modification that facilitates Ca2+-calmodulin activation of eNOS. Together, our data show that vasoinhibins, by lowering NO production through the inhibition of both [Ca2+]i mobilization and eNOS phosphorylation, prevent the BK-induced stimulation of endothelial cell proliferation. Thus, vasoinhibins help to regulate BK effects on angiogenesis and vascular homeostasis.

  7. Triterpenoic Acids from Apple Pomace Enhance the Activity of the Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS).

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    Waldbauer, Katharina; Seiringer, Günter; Nguyen, Dieu Linh; Winkler, Johannes; Blaschke, Michael; McKinnon, Ruxandra; Urban, Ernst; Ladurner, Angela; Dirsch, Verena M; Zehl, Martin; Kopp, Brigitte

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    Pomace is an easy-accessible raw material for the isolation of fruit-derived compounds. Fruit consumption is associated with health-promoting effects, such as the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Increased vascular nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, for example, due to an enhanced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity, could be one molecular mechanism mediating this effect. To identify compounds from apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) pomace that have the potential to amplify NO bioavailability via eNOS activation, a bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol/water (70:30) extract has been performed using the (14)C-L-arginine to (14)C-L-citrulline conversion assay (ACCA) in the human endothelium-derived cell line EA.hy926. Phytochemical characterization of the active fractions was performed using the spectrophotometric assessment of the total phenolic content, as well as TLC, HPLC-DAD-ELSD, and HPLC-MS analyses. Eleven triterpenoic acids, of which one is a newly discovered compound, were identified as the main constituents in the most active fraction, accompanied by only minor contents of phenolic compounds. When tested individually, none of the tested compounds exhibited significant eNOS activation. Nevertheless, cell stimulation with the reconstituted compound mixture restored eNOS activation, validating the potential of apple pomace as a source of bioactive components.

  8. Impact of Lifestyle Intervention on HDL-Induced eNOS Activation and Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Obese Adolescent

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    Jenny Wesnigk

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Endothelial dysfunction occurs in obese children and adolescent and is regarded as a key step in the development of atherosclerosis. Important components for the development of endothelial dysfunction are reduced activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and an increase in cholesterol deposition in the vessel wall, due to reduced reverse cholesterol transport (RCT activity. High density lipoprotein (HDL exhibits antiatherosclerotic properties including modulation of eNOS activity and cholesterol efflux capacity. Lifestyle intervention programs can modify endothelial dysfunction in obese adolescents, but their impact on HDL-mediated eNOS activation and RCT is unknown so far. Methods. Obese adolescents (15±1 years, BMI > 35 kg/m2 where randomized either to an intervention group (IG, n=8; restricted diet and exercise or to a usual care group (UC, n=8. At the beginning and after 10 months of treatment HDL-mediated eNOS phosphorylation and cholesterol efflux capacity were evaluated. Results. Ten months of treatment resulted in a substantial weight loss (−31%, an improvement of endothelial function, and an increase in HDL-mediated eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation and RCT. A correlation between change in eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation or RCT and change in endothelial function was noted. Conclusion. A structured lifestyle intervention program improves antiatherosclerotic HDL functions, thereby positively influencing endothelial function.

  9. Effect of resistance training on microvascular density and eNOS content in skeletal muscle of sedentary men.

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    Cocks, Matthew; Shaw, Christopher S; Shepherd, Sam O; Fisher, James P; Ranasinghe, Aaron M; Barker, Thomas A; Tipton, Kevin D; Wagenmakers, Anton J M

    2014-11-01

    The effects of RT on muscle mass, strength, and insulin sensitivity are well established, but the underlying mechanisms are only partially understood. The main aim of this study was to investigate whether RT induces changes in endothelial enzymes of the muscle microvasculature, which would increase NO bioavailability and could contribute to improved insulin sensitivity. Eight previously sedentary males (age 20 ± 0.4 years, BMI 24.5 ± 0.9 kg/m(2) ) completed six weeks of RT 3x/week. Muscle biopsies were taken from the m. vastus lateralis and microvascular density; and endothelial-specific eNOS content, eNOS Ser(1177) phosphorylation, and NOX2 content were assessed pre- and post-RT using quantitative immunofluorescence microscopy. Whole-body insulin sensitivity (measured as Matsuda Index), microvascular Kf (functional measure of the total available endothelial surface area), and arterial stiffness (AIx, central, and pPWV) were also measured. Measures of microvascular density, microvascular Kf , microvascular eNOS content, basal eNOS phosphorylation, and endothelial NOX2 content did not change from pre-RT to post-RT. RT increased insulin sensitivity (p < 0.05) and reduced resting blood pressure and AIx (p < 0.05), but did not change central or pPWV. RT did not change any measure of muscle microvascular structure or function. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. [The action of PI3K/AKT during genistein promoting the activity of eNOS].

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    Zheng, Feng-li; Zhao, Jia-hui; Zhang, Hua-ping

    2012-04-01

    Genistein could inhibit the development of atherosclerosis. This study explored the role of PI3K/AKT signaling during genistein promoted eNOS activation. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were incubated with ox-LDL (100 mg/L), then treated with genistein (100 nmol/L) for 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 min. The production of NO was assessed by Griess reaction in cell culture supernatant. The mRNA expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The protein expression of eNOS and phosphorylation eNOS(Ser(1179)) were determined by Western blot. The effect of genistein on phosphorylation eNOS(Ser(1179)) level was also observed in the presence of LY294002 or NSC154020 (PI3K and AKT inhibitors). The concentration of NO and the expression level of phosphorylation eNOS(Ser(1179)) were significantly increased in ox-LDL + genistein treated cells than ox-LDL treated cells (all P 0.05). Furthermore, the expression level of phosphorylation eNOS(Ser(1179)) was significantly lower in PIK3/AKT inhibitors LY294002 and NSC154020 treated cells compared with ox-LDL + genistein treated cells (all P Genistein could promote the activity of eNOS through increasing phosphorylation eNOS(Ser(1179)) level through PI3K/AKT pathway.

  11. Mesenchymal Stem Cells with eNOS Over-Expression Enhance Cardiac Repair in Rats with Myocardial Infarction.

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    Chen, Leilei; Zhang, Yuan; Tao, Liangliang; Yang, Zhijian; Wang, Liansheng

    2017-02-01

    Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a promising therapeutic option for patients with acute myocardial infarction. We show here that the ectopic overexpression of endothelial nitric oxide synthases (eNOS), an endothelial form of NOS, could enhance the ability of MSCs in treating ischemic heart damage after the occlusion of the coronary artery. Adenoviral delivery of human eNOS gene into mouse bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) conferred resistance to oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced cell death in vitro, and elevated the bioavailability of nitric oxide when injected into the myocardium in vivo. In a rat model of acute myocardial infarction, the transplantation of eNOS-overexpressing BM-MSCs significantly reduced myocardial infarct size, corrected hemodynamic parameters and increased capillary density. We also found that the synergistic effects were consistently better than either treatment alone. These findings reveal a positive role of elevated eNOS expression in cardiac repair, and suggest the combination of eNOS and MSC transplant therapy as a potential approach for treating myocardial infarction.

  12. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in enhancing expressions of e-NOS, TNF-α and VEGF in wound healing

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    Susilo, Imam; Devi, Anita; Purwandhono, Azham; Hadi Warsito, Sunaryo

    2017-05-01

    Wound healing is a physiological process that occurs progressively through overlapping phases. Tissue oxygenation is an important part of the complex regulation for wound healing. Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy is a method of increasing oxygen delivery to tissues. The therapy improves tissue oxygenation and stimulates the formation of H2O2 as a secondary messenger for Tumour Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF α), e-NOS, VEGF and Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta phosphorylation (NF-Kb) which play an important role in the rapid transcription of a wide variety of genes in response to extracellular stimuli. This study aims to determine the effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy in enhancing the expressions of e-NOS, TNF-α, VEGF and wound healing. This study is an animal study with a ‘randomized control group of pre-test and post test design’ on 28 Wistar rats. Randomly, the rats were divided into 4 groups with 7 rats in each group. The HBO treatment group 1 received 5 sessions of HBO 2.4 ATA in 3 × 30 minutes; the HBO treatment group 2 received 10 sessions of HBO 2.4 ATA in 3 × 30 minutes; and each of the control groups were without HBO. Each of the 28 male rats were given a full thickness excisional wound of 1 × 1cm. Examinations of e-NOS, TNF-α, VEGF expressions and wound healing were performed on day-0 (pre-HBO) and day-5 HBO or on day-0 (pre-HBO) and day-10 HBO. The resultsshowthat the Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy can improve e-NOS (p=0.02), TNF-α (p= 0.02), VEGF expression (p=0.02) and wound healing (p=0.002) significantly in the provision of HBO 2.4 ATA for 3 × 30 minutes in 5 sessions over 5 consecutive days. While the 10 sessions of HBO 2.4 ATA for 3 × 30 minutes over 10 consecutive days only increase e-NOS (p=0.02), TNF-α (p=0.04), VEGF expression significantly (p=0.03) but do not improve wound healing significantly (p=0.3) compared with no HBO. The study concludes that HBO can improve the expressions of e-NOS, TNF-α, VEGF and wound healing in the provision of HBO

  13. An Eulerian method for computation of multimaterial impact with ENO shock-capturing and sharp interfaces

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    Udaykumar, H S; Belk, D M; Vanden, K J

    2003-01-01

    A technique is presented for the numerical simulation of high-speed multimaterial impact. Of particular interest is the interaction of solid impactors with targets. The computations are performed on a fixed Cartesian mesh by casting the equations governing material deformation in Eulerian conservation law form. The advantage of the Eulerian setting is the disconnection of the mesh from the boundary deformation allowing for large distortions of the interfaces. Eigenvalue analysis reveals that the system of equations is hyperbolic for the range of materials and impact velocities of interest. High-order accurate ENO shock-capturing schemes are used along with interface tracking techniques to evolve sharp immersed boundaries. The numerical technique is designed to tackle the following physical phenomena encountered during impact: (1) high velocities of impact leading to large deformations of the impactor as well as targets; (2) nonlinear wave-propagation and the development of shocks in the materials; (3) modelin...

  14. Uncoupling of eNOS contributes to redox-sensitive leukocyte recruitment and microvascular leakage elicited by methylglyoxal.

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    Su, Yang; Qadri, Syed M; Hossain, Mokarram; Wu, Lingyun; Liu, Lixin

    2013-12-15

    Elevated levels of the glycolysis metabolite methylglyoxal (MG) have been implicated in impaired leukocyte-endothelial interactions and vascular complications in diabetes, putative mechanisms of which remain elusive. Uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) was shown to be involved in endothelial dysfunction in diabetes. Whether MG contributes to these effects has not been elucidated. By using intravital microscopy in vivo, we demonstrate that MG-triggered reduction in leukocyte rolling velocity and increases in rolling flux, adhesion, emigration and microvascular permeability were significantly abated by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS). In murine cremaster muscle, MG treatment reduced tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)/total biopterin ratio, increased arginase expression and stimulated ROS and superoxide production. The latter was significantly blunted by ROS scavengers Tempol (300μM) or MnTBAP (300μM), by BH4 supplementation (100μM) or by NOS inhibitor N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME; 20μM). In these tissues and cultured murine and human primary endothelial cells, MG increased eNOS monomerization and decreased BH4/total biopterin ratio, effects that were significantly mitigated by supplementation of BH4 or its precursor sepiapterin but not by L-NAME or tetrahydroneopterin, indicative of MG-triggered eNOS uncoupling. MG treatment further decreased the expression of guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase I in murine primary endothelial cells. MG-induced leukocyte recruitment was significantly attenuated by supplementation of BH4 or sepiapterin or suppression of superoxide by L-NAME confirming the role of eNOS uncoupling in MG-elicited leukocyte recruitment. Together, our study uncovers eNOS uncoupling as a pivotal mechanism in MG-induced oxidative stress, microvascular hyperpermeability and leukocyte recruitment in vivo. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Detrimental effect of combined exercise training and eNOS overexpression on cardiac function after myocardial infarction.

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    de Waard, Monique C; van der Velden, Jolanda; Boontje, Nicky M; Dekkers, Dick H W; van Haperen, Rien; Kuster, Diederik W D; Lamers, Jos M J; de Crom, Rini; Duncker, Dirk J

    2009-05-01

    It has been reported that exercise after myocardial infarction (MI) attenuates left ventricular (LV) pump dysfunction by normalization of myofilament function. This benefit could be due to an exercise-induced upregulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression and activity. Consequently, we first tested the hypothesis that the effects of exercise after MI can be mimicked by elevated eNOS expression using transgenic mice with overexpression of human eNOS (eNOSTg). Both exercise and eNOSTg attenuated LV remodeling and dysfunction after MI in mice and improved cardiomyocyte maximal force development (F(max)). However, only exercise training restored myofilament Ca(2+)-sensitivity and sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA)2a protein levels and improved the first derivative of LV pressure at 30 mmHg. Conversely, only eNOSTg improved survival. In view of these partly complementary actions, we subsequently tested the hypothesis that combining exercise and eNOSTg would provide additional protection against LV remodeling and dysfunction after MI. Unexpectedly, the combination of exercise and eNOSTg abolished the beneficial effects on LV remodeling and dysfunction of either treatment alone. The latter was likely due to perturbations in Ca(2+) homeostasis, as myofilament F(max) actually increased despite marked reductions in the phosphorylation status of several myofilament proteins, whereas the exercise-induced increases in SERCA2a protein levels were lost in eNOSTg mice. Antioxidant treatment with N-acetylcysteine or supplementation of tetrahydrobiopterin and l-arginine prevented these detrimental effects on LV function while partly restoring the phosphorylation status of myofilament proteins and further enhancing myofilament F(max). In conclusion, the combination of exercise and elevated eNOS expression abolished the cardioprotective effects of either treatment alone after MI, which appeared to be, at least in part, the result of increased

  16. Identification and Function Analysis of enolase Gene NlEno1 from Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera:Delphacidae)

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    Wang, Wei-Xia; Li, Kai-Long; Chen, Yang; Lai, Feng-Xiang; Fu, Qiang

    2015-01-01

    The enolase [EC 4.2.1.11] is an essential enzyme in the glycolytic pathway catalyzing the conversion of 2-phosphoglycerate (2-PGE) to phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP). In this study, a full-length cDNA encoding α-enolase was cloned from rice brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) and is provisionally designated as NlEno1. The cDNA sequence of NlEno1 was 1,851 bp with an open reading frame (ORF) of 1,305 bp and encoding 434 amino acids. The deduced protein shares high identity of 80–87% with ENO1-like protein from Hemiptera, Diptera, and Lepidoptera speices. The NlEno1 showed the highest mRNA expression level in hemolymph, followed by fat body, salivary gland, ovaries and egg, and showed trace mRNA levels in testis. The mRNA of NlEno1 showed up-regulated level in virulent N. lugens population Mudgo, IR56 and IR42 when compared with TN1 population. Injection of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) of NlEno1 into the adults significantly down-regulated the NlEno1 mRNA level along with decreased eggs and offspring. Moreover, injection of NlEno1-dsRNA decreased mRNA level of Vitellogenin (Vg) gene. These results showed that the NlEno1, as a key glycolytic enzyme, may play roles in regulation of fecundity and adaptation of N. lugens to resistant rice varieties. PMID:26056319

  17. Simvastatin induces a central hypotensive effect via Ras-mediated signalling to cause eNOS up-regulation

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    Cheng, Wen-Han; Ho, Wen-Yu; Chang, Chien-Feng; Lu, Pei-Jung; Cheng, Pei-Wen; Yeh, Tung-Chen; Hong, Ling-Zong; Sun, Gwo-Ching; Hsiao, Michael; Tseng, Ching-Jiunn

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Clinical studies indicate that statins have a BP-lowering effect in hypercholesterolemic individuals with hypertension. Specifically, statins modulate BP through the up-regulation of endothelial NOS (eNOS) activation in the brain. However, the signalling mechanisms through which statins enhance eNOS activation remain unclear. Therefore, we examined the possible signalling pathways involved in statin-mediated BP regulation in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH To investigate the involvement of Ras and other signalling pathways in simvastatin-induced effects on BP, BP and renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) were determined in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) before and after i.c.v. administration of simvastatin in the absence and presence of a Ras-specific inhibitor (farnesyl thiosalicylic acid, FTS), a geranylgeranyltransferase inhibitor (GGTI-2133), a PI3K inhibitor (LY294002) or a MAPK-ERK kinase (MEK) inhibitor (PD98059). KEY RESULTS FTS significantly attenuated the decrease in BP and increased NO evoked by simvastatin and reversed the decrease in basal RSNA induced by simvastatin. Immunoblotting and pharmacological studies showed that inhibition of Ras activity by FTS significantly abolished simvastatin-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2, ribosomal protein S6 kinase (RSK), Akt and decreased eNOS phosphorylation. Likewise, administration of Akt and ERK1/2 signalling inhibitors, LY294002 and PD98059, attenuated the reduction in BP evoked by simvastatin. Furthermore, i.c.v. simvastatin decreased Rac1 activation and the number of ROS-positive cells in the NTS. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS Simvastatin modulates central BP control in the NTS of SHRs by increasing Ras-mediated activation of the PI3K-Akt and ERK1/2-RSK signalling pathways, which then up-regulates eNOS activation. PMID:23889671

  18. FEATURES OF THE CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF POLYMORPHIC VARIANTS OF ENOS AND AGTR2 GENES IN PATIENTS WITH CAD

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    A. L. Khokhlov

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Coronary heart disease (CHD is a major cause of mortality. Morphological substrate of CHD in most cases is atherosclerosis, which is based on structural genes polymorphism eNOS and AGTR2. The aim of the study was to study the prevalence of eNOS and AGTR2 genes in patients with coronary artery disease and the association of these genes with coronary heart disease. The study involved 187 patients aged 36 to 86 years (62,2±11,2 with different forms of CHD: stable and unstable angina, myocardial infarction and 45 people without CHD. Determination of gene polymorphisms was performed by real-time PCR analyzer of nucleic acids IQ 5 Bio-Rad. Statistical analysis was performed using Statistica 10.0. The study revealed a significant difference between the incidence of homozygous AA allelic variant gene AGTR2 group of patients with myocardial infarction and the comparison group; polymorphic variant AA AGTR2 gene is associated with earlier onset of coronary artery disease; It found that carriers of the polymorphic variant gene GA AGTR2 beginning statistically CHD occurred significantly later than in carriers of alleles GG and AA; age CHD debut TT allele carriers of the eNOS gene is associated with an earlier onset of the disease and statistically significantly different from the age of first CHD in carriers of alleles of polymorphic variants of GG and GT; revealed a positive correlation between the polymorphic allele AGTR2 gene with the presence of arterial hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease; It determined that the T allele carriers of the polymorphic gene eNOS is associated more early onset of hypertension, found the association of the polymorphic allele gene AGTR2 the need to use higher doses of ACE inhibitor — perindopril.

  19. Effect of exercise training on eNOS expression, NO production and oxygen metabolism in human placenta.

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    Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of combined aerobic and resistance exercise training during the second half of pregnancy on endothelial NOS expression (eNOS, nitric oxide (NO production and oxygen metabolism in human placenta. METHODS: The study included 20 nulliparous in gestational week 16-20, attending prenatal care at three tertiary hospitals in Colombia who were randomly assigned into one of two groups: The exercise group (n = 10 took part in an exercise session three times a week for 12 weeks which consisted of: aerobic exercise at an intensity of 55-75% of their maximum heart rate for 60 min and 25 mins. Resistance exercise included 5 exercise groups circuit training (50 repetitions of each using barbells (1-3 kg/exercise and low-to-medium resistance bands. The control group (n = 10 undertook their usual physical activity. Mitochondrial and cytosol fractions were isolated from human placental tissue by differential centrifugation. A spectrophotometric assay was used to measure NO production in cytosolic samples from placental tissue and Western Blot technique to determine eNOS expression. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and hydrogen peroxide were measured to determine oxygen metabolism. RESULTS: Combined aerobic and resistance exercise training during pregnancy leads to a 2-fold increase in eNOS expression and 4-fold increase in NO production in placental cytosol (p = 0.05. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and hydrogen peroxide production rate were decreased by 8% and 37% respectively in the placental mitochondria of exercising women (p = 0.05. CONCLUSION: Regular exercise training during the second half of pregnancy increases eNOS expression and NO production and decreases reactive oxygen species generation in human placenta. Collectively, these data demonstrate that chronic exercise increases eNOS/NO production, presumably by increasing endothelial shear stress. This adaptation may contribute to the beneficial effects of exercise on

  20. Metformin stimulates ischemia-induced revascularization through an eNOS dependent pathway in the ischemic hindlimb mice model.

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    Takahashi, Noriko; Shibata, Rei; Ouchi, Noriyuki; Sugimoto, Masayuki; Murohara, Toyoaki; Komori, Kimihiro

    2015-02-01

    As first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, metformin has gained a strong position. In addition, type 2 diabetics benefit from the fact that metformin is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of information concerning the functional role of metformin in regulating angiogenesis. Our present study explores whether metformin is involved in the modulation of the revascularization processes in vivo by employing a hindlimb mice model of ischemia-induced angiogenesis. For comparative purposes, randomly selected wild-type (WT) mice or endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) deficient mice were assigned to one of two groups. One group was orally administered a daily dose of metformin through a gastric tube whereas the other group served as a control with no metformin administered. Both groups were subjected to unilateral hindlimb ischemia. Laser Doppler analysis coupled with capillary density staining with CD31was the method employed to determine revascularization. Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and eNOS phosphorylation levels were assessed using Western blot analysis. Subsequent to hindlimb ischemic surgery, in comparison to the nontreated mice, metformin-treated WT mice showed accelerated limb perfusion, which was substantiated by laser Doppler blood-flow measurements and the presence of increased capillary density in the ischemic adductor muscle. Treatment with metformin significantly enhanced the increase in AMPK and eNOS phosphorylation levels of muscle tissues in WT mice induced by ischemia. In eNOS- deficient knockout mice, there was a significant increase in ischemic tissue AMPK phosphorylation induced by metformin; however, blood flow recovery in ischemic limb after surgery was unaffected. Metformin promoted revascularization in the presence of tissue ischemia through an AMPK/eNOS-related mechanism. Our study indicates that, in addition to its glucose-lowering effect, metformin fosters

  1. Immunomodulatory effects of royal jelly on aorta CD3, CD68 and eNOS expression in hypercholesterolaemic rats

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    Amal Attia El-Morsy Ibrahim

    2014-08-01

    RJ administration (300 mg/kg/day with CH, produced a counteractive effect, represented in recompense of biochemical alteration, CD4 and CD8 expression. RJ intake also amended the histological picture. The immunohistochemical picture revealed a decrease in CD3, CD86 and eNOS in the aortic tissue. These findings attributed to the significant immunomodulatory effect of RJ remedy suppress deleterious effects of hypercholesterolaemia.

  2. Efectos ecológicos del fenómeno ENOS en Colombia

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    Yesid Carvajal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El fenómeno ENOS, tiene un sustancial efecto sobre las variaciones del clima a nivel mundial; por lo tanto, no sorprende que sus efectos tengan un impacto ecológico y socioeconómico fuerte, alterando la seguridad alimentaria de los países a nivel mundial. Ante este panorama, es comprensible que haya despertado el mayor interés mundial, no sólo en los especialistas en meteorología y oceanografía sino también entre biólogos, ecólogos, físicos, matemáticos, agrónomos, hidrólogos, economistas, sociólogos y planificadores, entre otros. En el presente documento, se muestra algunos de los principales efectos ecológicos en Colombia durante las fases extremas cálida (El Niño y fría (La Niña, indicando que es una necesidad urgente, orientar la investigación en sus causas, consecuencias e impactos.

  3. Targeted ENO schemes with tailored resolution property for hyperbolic conservation laws

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    Fu, Lin; Hu, Xiangyu Y.; Adams, Nikolaus A.

    2017-11-01

    In this paper, we extend the range of targeted ENO (TENO) schemes (Fu et al. (2016) [18]) by proposing an eighth-order TENO8 scheme. A general formulation to construct the high-order undivided difference τK within the weighting strategy is proposed. With the underlying scale-separation strategy, sixth-order accuracy for τK in the smooth solution regions is designed for good performance and robustness. Furthermore, a unified framework to optimize independently the dispersion and dissipation properties of high-order finite-difference schemes is proposed. The new framework enables tailoring of dispersion and dissipation as function of wavenumber. The optimal linear scheme has minimum dispersion error and a dissipation error that satisfies a dispersion-dissipation relation. Employing the optimal linear scheme, a sixth-order TENO8-opt scheme is constructed. A set of benchmark cases involving strong discontinuities and broadband fluctuations is computed to demonstrate the high-resolution properties of the new schemes.

  4. Reactive transport model of multiple air pollutants in non-conservation system and its application to prediction of the concentrations of benzene and toluene in the atmosphere; Taseibun taiki osen busshitsu no hihozongata yuso hanno model to sono benzene oyobi toluene nodo yosoku eno oyo

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    Iinuma, K. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

    1998-07-10

    A general reactive transport model in non-conservation systems is developed, in order to elucidate the phenomena involved in the transport and reactions of multiple pollutants, and applied to prediction of concentrations of benzene and toluene in the atmosphere. The single pollutant model is used to analyze the processes of benzene formation, transport, diffusion and removal, which gives an estimated maximum equilibrium concentration of around 23{mu}g/m{sup -3}. Next, the two-pollutant model, which considers the transport and forward/reverse reaction processes for 2 types of pollutants, is developed to analyze a toluene/cresol system. The results indicate that the steady-state concentration distributions change, competing with the forward reaction. Finally, the 4-pollutant model, which can analyze the transport and 12 reaction processes, is developed to analyze the conversion process of toluene into benzaldehyde, with 2 intermediate radical species and 6 reaction rate constants. There is a dynamic equilibrium in the spatial concentration distributions in a 30 to 80km area, 10h after evolution of toluene. 22 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Up-Regulation of ENO1 by HIF-1α in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells after Hypoxic Challenge Is Not Involved in the Regulation of VEGF Secretion.

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    Full Text Available Alpha-enolase (ENO1, a major glycolytic enzyme, is reported to be over-expressed in various cancer tissues. It has been demonstrated to be regulated by the Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-α (HIF-1α, a crucial transcriptional factor implicated in tumor progression and cancer angiogenesis. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV, which is a leading cause of severe vision loss caused by newly formed blood vessels in the choroid, is also engendered by hypoxic stress. In this report, we investigated the expression of ENO1 and the effects of its down-regulation upon cobalt (II chloride-induced hypoxia in retinal pigment epithelial cells, identified as the primary source of ocular angiogenic factors.HIF-1α-diminished retinal pigment epithelial cells were generated by small interfering RNA (siRNA technology in ARPE-19 cells, a human retinal pigment epithelial cell line. Both normal and HIF-1α-diminished ARPE-19 cells were then subjected to hypoxic challenge using cobalt (II chloride (CoCl2 or anaerobic chamber. The relation between ENO1 expression and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF secretion by retinal pigment epithelial cells were examined. Protein levels of HIF-1α and ENO1 were analyzed using Western Blot, while VEGF secretion was essayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. Cytotoxicity after hypoxia was detected by Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH Assay.Upon 24 hr of CoCl2-induced hypoxia, the expression levels of ENO1 and VEGF were increased along with HIF-1α in ARPE-19 cells, both of which can in turn be down-regulated by HIF-1α siRNA application. However, knockdown of ENO1 alone or together with HIF-1α did not help suppress VEGF secretion in hypoxic ARPE-19 cells.ENO1 was demonstrated to be up-regulated by HIF-1α in retinal pigment epithelial cells in response to hypoxia, without influencing VEGF secretion.

  6. Upregulation of ANP and NPR-C mRNA in the kidney and heart of eNOS knockout mice.

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    Yuan, Kuichang; Kim, Sun Young; Oh, Young-Bin; Yu, Jiahua; Shah, Amin; Park, Byung Hyun; Kim, Suhn Hee

    2010-07-01

    The aim of the present studywas to examine the question of whether the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) system is altered by endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS). Male eNOS-deficient mice (eNOS-/-) and wild type control mice (eNOS+/+, C57B1/6J) were used. Blood pressure was measured in anesthetized mice by tail cuff plethysmography and renal function was measured. Expression of ANP, natriuretic peptide receptor (NPR)-A, NPR-C, and tonicity-responsive enhancer binding protein (TonEBP) mRNA was determined by real-time PCR. Localization of (125)I-ANP binding sites was measured using in vitro autoradiography. In eNOS-/- mice, systolic blood pressure increased and left ventricular hypertrophy was observed. Urine volume and osmolarity did not change. Expression of ANP markedly increased in the heart and kidney of eNOS-/- mice. Expression of NPR-A and NPR-C increased in the heart and tended to increase in the kidney of eNOS-/- mice. In the renal medulla in particular, increased expression of NPR-C was more prominent. Expression of TonEBP mRNA was markedly decreased in the renal medulla, but not in the renal cortex. Maximum binding capacity (B(max)) of ANP and C-ANP increased in the renal medulla in eNOS-/- mice. These results suggest that the eNOS-NO system may be partly involved in regulation of ANP, NPR-A, -C, and TonEBP mRNA expression in the kidney. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Bone Morphogenic Protein 4 Mediates NOX1-Dependent eNOS Uncoupling, Endothelial Dysfunction, and COX2 Induction in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

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    Youn, Ji-Youn; Zhou, Jun; Cai, Hua

    2015-08-01

    We have recently shown that angiotensin II-mediated uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) contributes to endothelial dysfunction in streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, it has remained unclear whether and how eNOS uncoupling occurs in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the consequences of such in regulating vascular function. Here we investigated a role of bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-4 in mediating eNOS uncoupling, endothelial dysfunction, and inflammation in db/db mice. Circulating levels of BMP4 were markedly elevated in db/db mice but not in mice with type 1 diabetes mellitus, in which angiotensin II levels were significantly increased. Infusion of BMP4 antagonist noggin into db/db mice (15 μg/kg/day, 4 weeks) abolished eNOS uncoupling activity while restoring tetrahydrobiopterin (H(4)B) bioavailability. The impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in db/db aortas was significantly improved by noggin infusion. Exposure of aortic endothelial cells to BMP4 (50 ng/mL, 24 hours) resulted in eNOS uncoupling, which was attenuated by H(4)B precursor sepiapterin or small interfering RNA silencing nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase isoform 1 (NOX1). Interestingly, BMP4-dependent NOX1 up-regulation was abrogated by sepiapterin, implicating a NOX1-uncoupled eNOS-NOX1 feed-forward loop. BMP4 induction of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) expression and vascular cell adhesion protein 1 was found in db/db mice. Consistently, COX2 was up-regulated by BMP4 in endothelial cells, which was attenuated by sepiapterin, implicating an upstream role of eNOS uncoupling in COX2-mediated inflammatory activation. Taken together, our data for the first time reveal a novel role of BMP4 in inducing NOX1-dependent eNOS uncoupling in T2DM, which may promote development of novel therapeutics restoring endothelial function in T2DM.

  8. Young British Art / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2001-01-01

    1990ndate kunsti muutumisest. Inglise kunstniku Peter Daviese maalist "Kuum esimene sada" (1996), Gavin Turki vahakujuna valminud autoportreest "Pop". "Young British Art'i" uuskunstist ja Jasper Zoova installatsioonist "F1". Eri analüüsivõimalusi pakkuvatest töödest (Marko Laimre & Ene-Liis Semperi 2000. a. novembri ühisnäituse osa töid).

  9. Investigating the effects of perturbations to pgi and eno gene expression on central carbon metabolism in Escherichia coli using 13 C metabolic flux analysis

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    Usui Yuki

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background It has long been recognized that analyzing the behaviour of the complex intracellular biological networks is important for breeding industrially useful microorganisms. However, because of the complexity of these biological networks, it is currently not possible to obtain all the desired microorganisms. In this study, we constructed a system for analyzing the effect of gene expression perturbations on the behavior of biological networks in Escherichia coli. Specifically, we utilized 13 C metabolic flux analysis (13 C-MFA to analyze the effect of perturbations to the expression levels of pgi and eno genes encoding phosphoglucose isomerase and enolase, respectively on metabolic fluxes. Results We constructed gene expression-controllable E. coli strains using a single-copy mini F plasmid. Using the pgi expression-controllable strain, we found that the specific growth rate correlated with the pgi expression level. 13 C-MFA of this strain revealed that the fluxes for the pentose phosphate pathway and Entner-Doudoroff pathway decreased, as the pgi expression lelvel increased. In addition, the glyoxylate shunt became active when the pgi expression level was almost zero. Moreover, the flux for the glyoxylate shunt increased when the pgi expression level decreased, but was significantly reduced in the pgi-knockout cells. Comparatively, eno expression could not be decreased compared to the parent strain, but we found that increased eno expression resulted in a decreased specific growth rate. 13 C-MFA revealed that the metabolic flux distribution was not altered by an increased eno expression level, but the overall metabolic activity of the central metabolism decreased. Furthermore, to evaluate the impact of perturbed expression of pgi and eno genes on changes in metabolic fluxes in E. coli quantitatively, metabolic sensitivity analysis was performed. As a result, the perturbed expression of pgi gene had a great impact to the

  10. Polymorphism of the gene eNOS G894T (Glu298Asp) in symptomatic patients with aterosclerosis.

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    Campedelli, F L; E Silva, K S F; Rodrigues, D A; Martins, J V M; Costa, I R; Lagares, M H; Barbosa, A M; de Morais, M P; Moura, K K V O

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    Atherosclerotic and its cardiovascular complications are responsible for 17.5 million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. There is consensus that atherosclerosis involves multiple pathogenic processes initiated by endothelial dysfunction, with inflammation and vascular proliferation determining alterations in the matrix, with consequent formation of the atheromatous plaque and its clinical implications. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and smoking are widely known. Currently, genotyping, which is not directly related to these factors, is not accepted to estimate the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but strong evidence indicates several polymorphic genes as factors of risk and progression leading to complications of the disease. Among the genes involved, eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene), which is responsible for the production of endothelial nitric oxide (an important arterial vasodilator), when presented in polymorphic variation can determine production, malfunction, and predisposition to atherosclerosis. In the present study, we analyzed the G894T polymorphism of the eNOS gene in groups of individuals diagnosed with atherosclerosis and in a control group. We collected 200 blood samples from patients previously diagnosed with atherosclerosis and 100 samples formed the control group. The genotyping analysis for polymorphism of the eNOS gene was determined by PCR. We considered variables such as gender, smoking, smoking history, and alcohol consumption; statistical differences were found in the distribution of case and control groups (P = 0.0378) and in non-smoking patients (P = 0.0263). In the other associations, no statistically significant difference was found. In the population studied, the frequency of the heterozygous genotype (GT) was much higher than in the other populations (GG and TT) in both groups (case and control). The GG genotype showed greater susceptibility to atherosclerosis

  11. Konsumsi Antioksidan dan Ekspresi Gen eNOS3 Alel -786T>C pada Penderita Hipertensi Etnik Minangkabau

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    Delmi Sulastri

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Gene of eNOS 3 allel -786T>C is one of the important genes which is related to the high prevalence of hypertension. Polymorphism of this gene decreases nitric oxide synthase (NOS enzyme synthesis result in reduction of nitric oxide (NO. Nitric oxide causes vasodilatation, which decreases peripheral resistant and blood pressure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of an antioxidant consumption on eNOS3 gene -786T>C allel expression in hypertension patients with Minangkabau ethnicity. Cross sectional study was done on 130 hypertension and normotension subjects, 30–65 years old in 4 districts, Padang, Sumatera Barat during 2009. The interview about antioxidant consumption by food frequency questioner, the assessment of eNOS3 gene by polymerase chain reaction and NO plasma level by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay were done. The data were analyzed using t-test and chi-square. The results showed that the hypertensive’s and normotensive’s plasma NO concentration were 26.91±15.40 μM/L and 25.79±15.04 μM/L, respectively. There were thymine to cytosine substitution found at 786 position in 1.5% of the hypertensive subjects and 9.2% of the normotensive subjects. A low plasma NO levels (67.2% was found in subjects with heterozygote TC alleles.There was a significant relationship between consumption of antioxidant (vitamin E and NO plasma level in hypertension subjects with TC heterozygote allel. In conclusions, vitamin E influences NO plasma level in hypertension patients with heterozygote TC alleles.

  12. eNOS gene Glu298Asp and 4b/a polymorphisms are associated with renal function parameters in Mexican patients with Fabry disease.

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    Marin-Medina, A; Brambila-Tapia, A J L; Picos-Cárdenas, V J; Gallegos-Arreola, M P; Figuera, L E

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    Fabry disease (FD) is an inherited X-linked lysosomal disease that causes renal failure in a high percentage of affected individuals. The eNOS gene encodes for endothelial nitric oxide synthase, which plays an important role in glomerular hemodynamics. This gene has two main polymorphisms (Glu298Asp and 4b/a) that have been studied in the context of many different diseases, including those involving cardiovascular and renal alterations. Considering the lack of information regarding eNOS variants and FD, we investigated whether there were associations between eNOS genetic variants and renal function parameters in Mexican patients with FD and renal impairment. In total, 15 FD patients with renal alterations were included in the present study, and associations between eNOS polymorphisms and renal function parameters (urea, creatinine, and GFR) were evaluated. The Asp298 and 4a alleles of the eNOS gene were found to be significantly associated with increased levels of urea and creatinine, and a decreased glomerular filtration rate in FD patients, and this association behaved in a co-dominant fashion. Our results coincide with previous reports showing an association between these polymorphisms and kidney disease, and along with other studies regarding their role in the nitric oxide pathway, suggest that these variants affect the severity of nephropathy in patients with FD.

  13. Low-energy laser irradiation increases endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and eNOS gene expression possibly via PI3K signal pathway.

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    Chen, Chung-Huang; Hung, Huey-Shan; Hsu, Shan-Hui

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine the mechanisms by which low-energy laser irradiation (LELI) may exert some of its angiogenic effects via the PI3 kinase/eNOS signaling pathway and induce endothelial cell migration and neovascularization, an important and necessary part of wound healing. The possible molecular mechanism of helium-neon (He-Ne) laser irradiation on endothelial cells was proposed. He-Ne laser at 632.5 nm was used to stimulate human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), and its effect on cell proliferation, nitric oxide secretion, and cell migration was determined. Irradiation enhanced endothelial nitric oxidase synthase (eNOS) protein expression, and irradiation of less than 0.26 J/cm(2) enhanced eNOS gene expression in HUVEC. The cell migration ability was promoted for HUVEC irradiated with 0.26 J/cm(2). This agreed with the vinculin protein expression induced by irradiation. In addition, the angiogenesis was promoted. The induced eNOS expression was inhibited by LY294002, indicating that the effect of laser on EC could be attributed to the up-regulation of eNOS expression through PI3K pathway at the cellular and molecular levels as a result of the He-Ne laser. The study has shown that LELI increased endothelial cell proliferation, migration, NO secretion, and identified that activation of PI3K/Akt pathway was a critical step for the elevated for eNOS expression upon LELI.

  14. Study on the interaction between a grid-generated turbulence and a circular cylinder. Influence of the main stream turbulence on the wake-induced velocity field and the pressure fluctuations on the cylinder surface; Koshi ranryu to enchu no kansho ni kansuru kenkyu. Shuru midare no koryu yudo sokudoba to enchu hyomen atsuryokuba eno eikyo

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    Sakai, Y.; Sakai, M.; Kushida, T.; Nakamura, I. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan)

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    The interaction between the grid-generated turbulent flow and a 2-dimensional circular cylinder is investigated experimentally. Particular attention has been devoted to the effect of the main stream turbulence (intensity and scale of the turbulence) on the wake-induced velocity field in the upstream region and the pressure fluctuation on the cylinder surface. The velocity in the upstream region and the pressure on the cylinder surface have been measured simultaneously with the velocity in the near wake, using the I-type hot-wire probes and the pressure transducer. The velocity signals measured in the upstream region and the pressure signals on the cylinder surface are analyzed by the phase average technique on the basis of the reference band-passed velocity signals in the near wake. It is found that in the case that the intensity of main stream turbulence is large and the rate of the scale of turbulence to the cylinder diameter is small, the upstream region where the periodic velocity fluctuations appear becomes large. In this case, the fluctuation of the lift force is also large. (author)

  15. Prunella vulgaris Suppresses HG-Induced Vascular Inflammation via Nrf2/HO-1/eNOS Activation

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    Ho Sub Lee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Vascular inflammation is an important factor which can promote diabetic complications. In this study, the inhibitory effects of aqueous extract from Prunella vulgaris (APV on high glucose (HG-induced expression of cell adhesion molecules in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC are reported. APV decreased HG-induced expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1, vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1, and E-selectin. APV also dose-dependently inhibited HG-induced adhesion of HL-60 monocytic cells. APV suppressed p65 NF-κB activation in HG-treated cells. APV significantly inhibited the formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS. HG-stimulated HUVEC secreted gelatinases, however, APV inhibited it. APV induced Akt phosphorylation as well as activation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1, eNOS, and nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, which may protect vascular inflammation caused by HG. In conclusion, APV exerts anti-inflammatory effect via inhibition of ROS/NF-κB pathway by inducing HO-1 and eNOS expression mediated by Nrf2, thereby suggesting that Prunella vulgaris may be a possible therapeutic approach to the inhibition of diabetic vascular diseases.

  16. New Findings in eNOS gene and Thalidomide Embryopathy Suggest pre-transcriptional effect variants as susceptibility factors.

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    Kowalski, Thayne Woycinck; Fraga, Lucas Rosa; Tovo-Rodrigues, Luciana; Sanseverino, Maria Teresa Vieira; Hutz, Mara Helena; Schuler-Faccini, Lavínia; Vianna, Fernanda Sales Luiz

    2016-03-23

    Antiangiogenic properties of thalidomide have created an interest in the use of the drug in treatment of cancer. However, thalidomide is responsible for thalidomide embryopathy (TE). A lack of knowledge regarding the mechanisms of thalidomide teratogenesis acts as a barrier in the aim to synthesize a safer analogue of thalidomide. Recently, our group detected a higher frequency of alleles that impair the pro-angiogenic mechanisms of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), coded by the NOS3 gene. In this study we evaluated variable number tandem repeats (VNTR) functional polymorphism in intron 4 of NOS3 in individuals with TE (38) and Brazilians without congenital anomalies (136). Haplotypes were estimated for this VNTR with previously analyzed polymorphisms, rs2070744 (-786C > T) and rs1799983 (894T > G), in promoter region and exon 7, respectively. Haplotypic distribution was different between the groups (p = 0.007). Alleles -786C (rs2070744) and 4b (VNTR), associated with decreased NOS3 expression, presented in higher frequency in TE individuals (p = 0.018; OR = 2.57; IC = 1.2-5.8). This association was not identified with polymorphism 894T > G (p = 0.079), which influences eNOS enzymatic activity. These results suggest variants in NOS3, with pre-transcriptional effects as susceptibility factors, influencing the risk TE development. This finding generates insight for a new approach to research that pursues a safer analogue.

  17. Sprint interval and endurance training are equally effective in increasing muscle microvascular density and eNOS content in sedentary males.

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    Cocks, Matthew; Shaw, Christopher S; Shepherd, Sam O; Fisher, James P; Ranasinghe, Aaron M; Barker, Thomas A; Tipton, Kevin D; Wagenmakers, Anton J M

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    Sprint interval training (SIT) has been proposed as a time efficient alternative to endurance training (ET) for increasing skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and improving certain cardiovascular functions. In this study we sought to make the first comparisons of the structural and endothelial enzymatic changes in skeletal muscle microvessels in response to ET and SIT. Sixteen young sedentary males (age 21 ± SEM 0.7 years, BMI 23.8 ± SEM 0.7 kg m(-2)) were randomly assigned to 6 weeks of ET (40-60 min cycling at ∼65% , 5 times per week) or SIT (4-6 Wingate tests, 3 times per week). Muscle biopsies were taken from the m. vastus lateralis before and following 60 min cycling at 65% to measure muscle microvascular endothelial eNOS content, eNOS serine(1177) phosphorylation, NOX2 content and capillarisation using quantitative immunofluorescence microscopy. Whole body insulin sensitivity, arterial stiffness and blood pressure were also assessed. ET and SIT increased skeletal muscle microvascular eNOS content (ET 14%; P < 0.05, SIT 36%; P < 0.05), with a significantly greater increase observed following SIT (P < 0.05). Sixty minutes of moderate intensity exercise increased eNOS ser(1177) phosphorylation in all instances (P < 0.05), but basal and post-exercise eNOS ser(1177) phosphorylation was lower following both training modes. All microscopy measures of skeletal muscle capillarisation (P < 0.05) were increased with SIT or ET, while neither endothelial nor sarcolemmal NOX2 was changed. Both training modes reduced aortic stiffness and increased whole body insulin sensitivity (P < 0.05). In conclusion, in sedentary males SIT and ET are effective in improving muscle microvascular density and eNOS protein content.

  18. Estrogen and phytoestrogens: Effect on eNOS expression and in vitro vasodilation in cerebral arteries in ovariectomized Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits

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    Lund, Claus Otto; Mortensen, A; Nilas, Lisbeth

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    . Concentration response curves to carbamylcholine chloride, sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and l-NAME were evaluated after precontraction with potassium. Total RNA was extracted, reverse transcribed and eNOS quantitated by real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR). RESULTS: Plasma cholesterol...... in any of the arteries. Correspondingly, eNOS mRNA was similarly expressed in all treatment groups in both arteries. CONCLUSIONS: Improvement of cerebral endothelial function by estrogen or soy isoflavones in ovariectomized WHHL rabbits is not supported by the present data. The findings may be unique...

  19. Xuezhikang, extract of red yeast rice, improved abnormal hemorheology, suppressed caveolin-1 and increased eNOS expression in atherosclerotic rats.

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    Xin-Yuan Zhu

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Xuezhikang is the extract of red yeast rice, which has been widely used for the management of atherosclerotic disease, but the molecular basis of its antiatherosclerotic effects has not yet been fully identified. Here we investigated the changes of eNOS in vascular endothelia and RBCs, eNOS regulatory factor Caveolin-1 in endothelia, and hemorheological parameters in atherosclerotic rats to explore the protective effects of Xuezhikang. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups (n = 12/group group C, controls; group M, high-cholesterol diet (HCD induced atherosclerotic models; group X, HCD+Xuezhikang; and group L, HCD +Lovastatin. In group X, Xuezhikang inhibited oxidative stress, down-regulated caveolin-1 in aorta wall (P<0.05, up-regulated eNOS expression in vascular endothelia and erythrocytes (P<0.05, increased NOx (nitrite and nitrate in plasma and cGMP in erythrocyte plasma and aorta wall (P<0.05, increased erythrocyte deformation index (EDI, and decreased whole blood viscosity and plasma viscosity (P<0.05, with the improvement of arterial pathology. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Xuezhikang up-regulated eNOS expression in vascular endothelia and RBCs, increased plasma NOx and improved abnormal hemorheology in high cholesterol diet induced atherosclerotic rats. The elevated eNOS/NO and improved hemorheology may be beneficial to atherosclerotic disease.

  20. Disruption of COX-2 and eNOS does not confer protection from cardiovascular failure in lipopolysaccharide-treated conscious mice and isolated vascular rings

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    Stæhr, Mette; Madsen, Kirsten; Vanhoutte, Paul M

    2011-01-01

    blood pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) that was significant after 3 h and was sustained throughout the experiment (8 h). The LPS-induced changes in MAP and HR were not different from control in COX-2(-/-) and eNOS(-/-) mice. A prostacyclin receptor antagonist (BR5064) blocked the hypotensive effect...

  1. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Beatriz C S Boa

    Full Text Available Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30 starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change, return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30, high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET (HFEX, n = 30 and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30. Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM (HF4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8 M (HF87.9±2.7%; (HFSC*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6 M (HF95.3±3.1%; (HFSC*126±6.2%; (HFEX*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4 M (HF109.5±4.8%; (HFSC*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF40.5±4.2; (HFSC*19.0±1.6; (HFEX*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2, decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial-independent microvascular

  2. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Boa, Beatriz C S; Souza, Maria das Graças C; Leite, Richard D; da Silva, Simone V; Barja-Fidalgo, Thereza Christina; Kraemer-Aguiar, Luiz Guilherme; Bouskela, Eliete

    2014-01-01

    Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30) starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change), return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30), high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET) (HFEX, n = 30) and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30). Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM) (HF)4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX)4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC)*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX)*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8) M (HF)87.9±2.7%; (HFSC)*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX)*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX)*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6) M (HF)95.3±3.1%; (HFSC)*126±6.2%; (HFEX)*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX)*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4) M (HF)109.5±4.8%; (HFSC)*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX)*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX)*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF)40.5±4.2; (HFSC)*19.0±1.6; (HFEX)*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX)* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2), decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial

  3. A Multilevel Prediction of Physiological Response to Challenge: Interactions among Child Maltreatment, Neighborhood Crime, eNOS and GABRA6

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    Lynch, Michael; Manly, Jody Todd; Cicchetti, Dante

    2015-01-01

    Physiological response to stress has been linked to variety of healthy and pathological conditions. The current study conducted a multilevel examination of interactions among environmental toxins – i.e., neighborhood crime and child maltreatment – and specific genetic polymorphisms of eNOS and GABRA6. A total of 186 children were recruited at age 4. At this time, the presence or absence of child maltreatment was determined, as was the amount of crime that occurred in their neighborhood during the previous year. At age 9, the children were brought to the lab where their physiological response to a cognitive challenge – i.e., change in the amplitude of RSA – was assessed and DNA samples were collected for subsequent genotyping. Results confirmed that complex G x G, E x E, and G x E interactions were associated with different patterns of RSA reactivity. The implications for future research and evidence-based intervention are discussed. PMID:26535938

  4. Cavin-2 regulates the activity and stability of endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) in angiogenesis.

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    Boopathy, Gandhi T K; Kulkarni, Madhura; Ho, Sze Yuan; Boey, Adrian; Chua, Edmond Wei Min; Barathi, Veluchamy A; Carney, Tom J; Wang, Xiaomeng; Hong, Wanjin

    2017-10-27

    Angiogenesis is a highly regulated process for formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. Angiogenesis is dysregulated in various pathologies, including age-related macular degeneration, arthritis, and cancer. Inhibiting pathological angiogenesis therefore represents a promising therapeutic strategy for treating these disorders, highlighting the need to study angiogenesis in more detail. To this end, identifying the genes essential for blood vessel formation and elucidating their function are crucial for a complete understanding of angiogenesis. Here, focusing on potential candidate genes for angiogenesis, we performed a morpholino-based genetic screen in zebrafish and identified Cavin-2, a membrane-bound phosphatidylserine-binding protein and critical organizer of caveolae (small microdomains in the plasma membrane), as a regulator of angiogenesis. Using endothelial cells, we show that Cavin-2 is required for in vitro angiogenesis and also for endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. We noted a high level of Cavin-2 expression in the neovascular tufts in the mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy, suggesting a role for Cavin-2 in pathogenic angiogenesis. Interestingly, we also found that Cavin-2 regulates the production of nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells by controlling the stability and activity of the endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) and that Cavin-2 knockdown cells produce much less NO than WT cells. Also, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, and electron microscopy analyses indicated that Cavin-2 is secreted in endothelial microparticles (EMPs) and is required for EMP biogenesis. Taken together, our results indicate that in addition to its function in caveolae biogenesis, Cavin-2 plays a critical role in endothelial cell maintenance and function by regulating eNOS activity. © 2017 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  5. Alteration in cardiac uncoupling proteins and eNOS gene expression following high-intensity interval training in favor of increasing mechanical efficiency

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    Fallahi, Ali Asghar; Shekarfroush, Shahnaz; Rahimi, Mostafa; Jalali, Amirhossain; Khoshbaten, Ali

    2016-01-01

    Objective(s): High-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases energy expenditure and mechanical energy efficiency. Although both uncoupling proteins (UCPs) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) affect the mechanical efficiency and antioxidant capacity, their effects are inverse. The aim of this study was to determine whether the alterations of cardiac UCP2, UCP3, and eNOS mRNA expression following HIIT are in favor of increased mechanical efficiency or decreased oxidative stress. Materials and Methods: Wistar rats were divided into five groups: control group (n=12), HIIT for an acute bout (AT1), short term HIIT for 3 and 5 sessions (ST3 and ST5), long-term training for 8 weeks (LT) (6 in each group). The rats of the training groups were made to run on a treadmill for 60 min in three stages: 6 min running for warm-up, 7 intervals of 7 min running on treadmill with a slope of 5° to 20° (4 min with an intensity of 80-110% VO2max and 3 min at 50-60% VO2max), and 5-min running for cool-down. The control group did not participate in any exercise program. Rats were sacrificed and the hearts were extracted to analyze the levels of UCP2, UCP3 and eNOS mRNA by RT-PCR. Results: UCP3 expression was increased significantly following an acute training bout. Repeated HIIT for 8 weeks resulted in a significant decrease in UCPs mRNA and a significant increase in eNOS expression in cardiac muscle. Conclusion: This study indicates that Long term HIIT through decreasing UCPs mRNA and increasing eNOS mRNA expression may enhance energy efficiency and physical performance. PMID:27114795

  6. A2B adenosine receptor contributes to penile erection via PI3K/AKT signaling cascade-mediated eNOS activation

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    Wen, Jiaming; Grenz, Almut; Zhang, Yujin; Dai, Yingbo; Kellems, Rodney E.; Blackburn, Michael R.; Eltzschig, Holger K.; Xia, Yang

    2011-01-01

    Normal penile erection is under the control of multiple factors and signaling pathways. Although adenosine signaling is implicated in normal and abnormal penile erection, the exact role and the underlying mechanism for adenosine signaling in penile physiology remain elusive. Here we report that shear stress leads to increased adenosine release from endothelial cells. Subsequently, we determined that ecto-5′-nucleotidase (CD73) is a key enzyme required for the production of elevated adenosine from ATP released by shear-stressed endothelial cells. Mechanistically, we demonstrate that shear stress-mediated elevated adenosine functions through the adenosine A2B receptor (A2BR) to activate the PI3K/AKT signaling cascade and subsequent increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) phosphorylation. These in vitro studies led us to discover further that adenosine was induced during sustained penile erection and contributes to PI3K/AKT activation and subsequent eNOS phosphorylation via A2BR signaling in intact animal. Finally, we demonstrate that lowering adenosine in wild-type mice or genetic deletion of A2BR in mutant mice significantly attenuated PI3K/AKT activation, eNOS phosphorylation, and subsequent impaired penile erection featured with the reduction of ratio of maximal intracavernosal pressure to systemic arterial pressure from 0.49 ± 0.03 to 0.41 ± 0.05 and 0.38 ± 0.04, respectively (both Ppenile erection via PI3K/AKT-dependent eNOS activation. These studies suggest that this signaling pathway may be a novel therapeutic target for erectile disorders.—Wen, J., Grenz, A., Zhang, Y., Dai, Y., Kellems, R. E., Blackburn, M. R., Eltzschig, H. K., Xia, Y. A2B adenosine receptor contributes to penile erection via PI3K/AKT signaling cascade-mediated eNOS activation. PMID:21566208

  7. Evaluation of Protective Immune Responses Induced by Recombinant TrxLp and ENO2 Proteins against Toxoplasma gondii Infection in BALB/c Mice

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasitic protozoan that can infect almost all species of warm-blooded animals. As any chemical-based drugs could not act against the tissue cyst stage of T. gondii, vaccination may be one of the ideal control strategies. In the present study, two new vaccine candidates, named TgENO2 and TgTrxLp, were purified from Escherichia coli with pET-30a(+ expression system and then were injected into BALB/c mice to evaluate the protective efficacy against acute and chronic toxoplasmosis. The results showed that both the recombinant proteins, either alone or in combination, could elicit strong humoral and cellular immune responses with a higher level of IgG antibodies, IFN-γ, IL-2, CD4+, and CD8+ T cells as compared to those in mice from control groups. After acute challenge with tachyzoites of the GJS strain, mice immunized with rTgTrxLp (8±2.77 d, rTgENO2 (7.4±1.81 d, and rTgTrxLp + rTgENO2 (8.38±4.57 d proteins showed significantly longer survival time than those that received Freund’s adjuvant (6.78±2.08 d and PBS (6.38±4.65 d (χ2 = 9.687, df = 4, P=0.046. The protective immunity of rTgTrxLp, rTgENO2, and rTgTrxLp + rTgENO2 proteins against chronic T. gondii infection showed 69.77%, 58.14%, and 20.93% brain cyst reduction as compared to mice that received PBS. The present study suggested that both TgENO2 and TgTrxLp were potential candidates for the development of multicomponent vaccines against toxoplasmosis.

  8. Association of eNOS polymorphisms with susceptibility to osteonecrosis of the femur head : A meta-analysis.

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    Song, G G; Lee, Y H

    2017-04-01

    The aim of the present study was to determine whether polymorphisms of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene are associated with susceptibility to osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the association between the 4b/a, G894T, and T786C polymorphisms of eNOS and the susceptibility to ONFH. A total of five studies, which included 566 cases and 833 controls, were included in the meta-analysis. Meta-analysis revealed a significant association between allele a of the 4b/a polymorphism and ONFH in all study subjects (odds ratio, OR 3.237; 95 % confidence interval, CI 2.036-5.148; P = 6.9 × 10-7); stratification by ethnicity indicated an association between this allele and ONFH in Caucasians and Asians (OR 2.985; 95 % CI 1.592-5.597; P = 0.001 and OR 3.567; 95 % CI 1.793-7.095; P = 2.9 × 10-4, respectively). Meta-analysis stratified by ONFH type showed a significant association between allele a of the 4b/a polymorphism and idiopathic and secondary ONFH (OR 3.411; 95 % CI 2.049-5.679; P = 2.4 × 10-6 and OR 3.163; 95 % CI 1.781-5.619, P = 8.6 × 10 -5, respectively). However, the meta-analysis did not show any allelic association between the G894T and T786C polymorphisms and ONFH (OR 1.718; 95 % CI 0.796-3.707; P = 0.168 and OR 1.027; 95 % CI 0.191-5.517; P = 0.976, respectively). Our meta-analysis of published studies shows that the 4b/a polymorphism is associated with the development of idiopathic and secondary ONFH in Caucasians and Asians.

  9. Estrogen and phytoestrogens: Effect on eNOS expression and in vitro vasodilation in cerebral arteries in ovariectomized Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits

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    Lund, Claus Otto; Mortensen, A; Nilas, Lisbeth

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of estrogen replacement therapy or soy isoflavones supplement on endothelium-dependent relaxation in vitro and gene expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in cerebral arteries in a rabbit model of human hypercholesterolemia. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty....... Concentration response curves to carbamylcholine chloride, sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and l-NAME were evaluated after precontraction with potassium. Total RNA was extracted, reverse transcribed and eNOS quantitated by real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR). RESULTS: Plasma cholesterol...... was significantly higher at termination in the SoyLife group (Pendothelium-dependent responses to carbamylcholine chloride or l-NAME or the endothelium-independent response to SNP...

  10. Upregulation of ERK1/2-eNOS via AT2 receptors decreases the contractile response to angiotensin II in resistance mesenteric arteries from obese rats.

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    Graziela N Hagihara

    Full Text Available It has been clearly established that mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKS are important mediators of angiotensin II (Ang II signaling via AT1 receptors in the vasculature. However, evidence for a role of these kinases in changes of Ang II-induced vasoconstriction in obesity is still lacking. Here we sought to determine whether vascular MAPKs are differentially activated by Ang II in obese animals. The role of AT2 receptors was also evaluated. Male monosodium glutamate-induced obese (obese and non-obese Wistar rats (control were used. The circulating concentrations of Ang I and Ang II, determined by HPLC, were increased in obese rats. Ang II-induced isometric contraction was decreased in endothelium-intact resistance mesenteric arteries from obese compared with control rats and exhibited a retarded AT1 receptor antagonist response. Blocking of AT2 receptors and inhibition of either endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS or extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2 restored Ang II-induced contraction in obese rats. Western blot analysis revealed increased protein expression of AT2 receptors in arteries from obese rats. Basal and Ang II-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation was also increased in obese rats. Blockade of either AT1 or AT2 receptors corrected the increased ERK1/2 phosphorylation in arteries from obese rats to levels observed in control preparations. Phosphorylation of eNOS was increased in obese rats. Incubation with the ERK1/2 inhibitor before Ang II stimulation did not affect eNOS phosphorylation in control rats; however, it corrected the increased phosphorylation of eNOS in obese rats. These results clearly demonstrate that enhanced AT2 receptor and ERK1/2-induced, NO-mediated vasodilation reduces Ang II-induced contraction in an endothelium-dependent manner in obese rats.

  11. Upregulation of ERK1/2-eNOS via AT2 receptors decreases the contractile response to angiotensin II in resistance mesenteric arteries from obese rats.

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    Hagihara, Graziela N; Lobato, Nubia S; Filgueira, Fernando P; Akamine, Eliana H; Aragão, Danielle S; Casarini, Dulce E; Carvalho, Maria Helena C; Fortes, Zuleica B

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    It has been clearly established that mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKS) are important mediators of angiotensin II (Ang II) signaling via AT1 receptors in the vasculature. However, evidence for a role of these kinases in changes of Ang II-induced vasoconstriction in obesity is still lacking. Here we sought to determine whether vascular MAPKs are differentially activated by Ang II in obese animals. The role of AT2 receptors was also evaluated. Male monosodium glutamate-induced obese (obese) and non-obese Wistar rats (control) were used. The circulating concentrations of Ang I and Ang II, determined by HPLC, were increased in obese rats. Ang II-induced isometric contraction was decreased in endothelium-intact resistance mesenteric arteries from obese compared with control rats and exhibited a retarded AT1 receptor antagonist response. Blocking of AT2 receptors and inhibition of either endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) or extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) restored Ang II-induced contraction in obese rats. Western blot analysis revealed increased protein expression of AT2 receptors in arteries from obese rats. Basal and Ang II-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation was also increased in obese rats. Blockade of either AT1 or AT2 receptors corrected the increased ERK1/2 phosphorylation in arteries from obese rats to levels observed in control preparations. Phosphorylation of eNOS was increased in obese rats. Incubation with the ERK1/2 inhibitor before Ang II stimulation did not affect eNOS phosphorylation in control rats; however, it corrected the increased phosphorylation of eNOS in obese rats. These results clearly demonstrate that enhanced AT2 receptor and ERK1/2-induced, NO-mediated vasodilation reduces Ang II-induced contraction in an endothelium-dependent manner in obese rats.

  12. Estrogen and phytoestrogens: Effect on eNOS expression and in vitro vasodilation in cerebral arteries in ovariectomized Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits

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    Lund, Claus O.; Mortensen, Alicja; Nilas, Lisbeth

    2007-01-01

    recordings. Concentration response curves to carbamylcholine chloride, sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and L-NAME were evaluated after precontraction with potassium. Total RNA was extracted, reverse transcribed and eNOS quantitated by real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR). Results: Plasma...... be unique to the WHHL rabbit in which the hypocholesterolemic effect of estrogens mediated by upregulation of liver LDL receptors is excluded....

  13. eNOS overexpressing bone marrow cells are safe and effective in a porcine model of myocardial regeneration following acute myocardial infarction.

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    Ward, Michael R; Connelly, Kim A; Vijayaraghavan, Ram; Vaags, Andrea K; Graham, John J; Foltz, Warren; Hough, Margaret R; Stewart, Duncan J; Dick, Alexander

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    Cell therapy has been shown to be effective in improving LV function postmyocardial infarction (MI). We hypothesized that eNOS-transfected bone marrow cells (BMCs) are safe in a swine model of myocardial infarction (MI). We also hypothesized that endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) transfection would enhance cell function, as assessed by myocardial functional recovery post-MI. Fifteen female Yorkshire pigs underwent bone marrow aspiration and creation of MI. Bone marrow cells were cultured for 7 days, and each pig received either autologous BMCs transiently transfected with eNOS plasmid (eNOS-BMC, n = 5), nontransfected BMCs (nt-BMC, n = 4), or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) control (n = 6). Cardiac MRI was performed at baseline (1 week post-MI) and 6 weeks post-MI. There was no difference in safety outcomes between groups. Absolute left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at 6 weeks showed a trend toward improvement in both cell therapy groups compared with baseline but worsened in the PBS control group. The absolute improvement in LVEF was significantly greater in both cell therapy groups compared with PBS control. Infarct mass was significantly lower in the eNOS-BMC group between baseline and 6 weeks, but the absolute change in infarct mass was not different between groups. Finally, there was a trend toward reduced LV mass in the eNOS-BMC group. Bone marrow cell delivery, with and without eNOS overexpression, is safe and leads to improvement in LVEF when administered in the coronary circulation 7 days following acute MI in swine. Transfection of healthy BMCs with eNOS resulted in some improvement in left ventricular remodeling. Further study is warranted in a preclinical model that approximates the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on BMC function. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  14. Quercetin modulates iNOS, eNOS and NOSTRIN expressions and attenuates oxidative stress in warm hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats

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    Mohamed Abd-Elbaset

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The pathogenesis of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R is mediated through the generation of oxidative and nitrosative stress-induced cell injury. Hence, the present study was designed to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of quercetin (QR compared to N-acetylcysteine (NAC against hepatic I/R injury in rats and to assess iNOS, eNOS and NOSTRIN protein expressions, as a possible mechanism of its hepatoprotective effect. Hepatic ischemia was surgically performed by occlusion of hepatic pedicle (hepatic artery, portal vein, bile duct that supplies the left and medial lobes (approximately 70% of the total liver mass, for 30 min with a vascular clamp followed by releasing the clamp and the liver was reperfused for 30 min. QR-pretreatment increased eNOS protein expression with simultaneous decrease in iNOS and NOSTRIN protein expressions. It also decreased serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST, alanine aminotransferases (ALT and hepatic myeloperoxidase (MPO activities. In addition, it restored the depleted content of reduced glutathione (GSH and decreased malondialdehyde (MDA and nitric oxide (NO levels. A notable finding is that QR alleviated I/R-induced histopathological changes. Therefore, the present study illustrates the hepatoprotective effect of quercetin compared to N-acetylcysteine against ischemia/reperfusion-induced liver injury by inhibiting oxidative stress and by modulating iNOS, eNOS and NOSTRIN protein expressions.

  15. Association between eNOS 4b/a Polymorphism and the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis

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    Ze-jun Ma

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Many studies have assessed the association between eNOS-4b/a polymorphism and the risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR among type 2 diabetic subjects. However, the results are inconsistent. In order to derive a more precise estimation of the association, a meta-analysis was conducted. Fifteen studies with 3, 183 cases and 3, 410 controls were enrolled by searching the databases of Pubmed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI, and Chinese Wanfang Database. Summary odds ratios (ORs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs were calculated. The main analysis indicated no significant association between eNOS-4b/a polymorphism and the risk of DR in overall population [allelic model: OR=0.94 (0.79–1.11; additive model: OR=0.91 (0.73–1.14; recessive model: OR=1.01 (0.81–1.25; dominant model: OR=0.91 (0.75–1.09]. Subgroup analysis by ethnicity also indicated no significant association. In conclusion, the current meta-analysis did not observe any association between the polymorphism of eNOS 4b/a and the risk of DR among type 2 diabetic subjects. However, larger well-designed studies are required to confirm this finding.

  16. Exercise Training Could Improve Age-Related Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow and Capillary Vascularity through the Upregulation of VEGF and eNOS

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    Sheepsumon Viboolvorakul

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the effect of exercise training on age-induced microvascular alterations in the brain. Additionally, the association with the protein levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS was also assessed. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: sedentary-young (SE-Young, n=5, sedentary aged (SE-Aged, n=8, immersed-aged (IM-Aged, n=5, and exercise trained-aged (ET-Aged, 60 minutes/day and 5 days/week for 8 weeks, n=8 rats. The MAPs of all aged groups, SE-Aged, IM-Aged, and ET-Aged, were significantly higher than that of the SE-Young group. The regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF in the SE-Aged and IM-Aged was significantly decreased as compared to SE-Young groups. However, rCBF of ET-Aged group was significantly higher than that in the IM-Aged group (P<0.05. Moreover, the percentage of capillary vascularity (%CV and the levels of VEGF and eNOS in the ET-Aged group were significantly increased compared to the IM-Aged group (P<0.05. These results imply that exercise training could improve age-induced microvascular changes and hypoperfusion closely associated with the upregulation of VEGF and eNOS.

  17. Water extract of Korean red ginseng stimulates angiogenesis by activating the PI3K/Akt-dependent ERK1/2 and eNOS pathways in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

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    Kim, Young-Mi; Namkoong, Seung; Yun, Young-Gab; Hong, Hee-Do; Lee, Young-Chul; Ha, Kwon-Soo; Lee, Hansoo; Kwon, Ho Jeong; Kwon, Young-Guen; Kim, Young-Myeong

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    Angiogenesis is important for promoting cardiovascular disease, wound healing, and tissue regeneration. We investigated the effects of Korean red ginseng water extract (KRGE) on angiogenesis and its underlying signal mechanism. KRGE increased in vitro proliferation, migration, and tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells, as well as stimulated in vivo angiogenesis without increasing VEGF expression. KRGE-induced angiogenesis was accompanied by phosphorylation of ERK1/2, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (Akt), and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) as well as an increase in NO production. Inhibition of PI3K activity by wortmannin completely inhibited KRGE-induced angiogenesis and phosphorylation of Akt, ERK1/2, and eNOS, indicating that PI3K/Akt activation is an upstream event of the KRGE-mediated angiogenic pathway. The MEK inhibitor PD98059 blocked KRGE-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation without affecting Akt and eNOS activation. However, the eNOS inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine effectively inhibited tube formation, but partially blocked proliferation and migration as well as ERK phosphorylation, without altering Akt and eNOS activation, revealing that the eNOS/NO pathway is partially involved in ERK1/2 activation. This study demonstrated that KRGE stimulates in vitro and in vivo angiogenesis through the activation of the PI3K/Akt-dependent ERK1/2 and eNOS signal pathways and their cross talk.

  18. AKT3, ANGPTL4, eNOS3, and VEGFA associations with high altitude sickness in Han and Tibetan Chinese at the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

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    Buroker, Norman E; Ning, Xue-Han; Zhou, Zhao-Nian; Li, Kui; Cen, Wei-Jun; Wu, Xiu-Feng; Zhu, Wei-Zhong; Scott, C Ronald; Chen, Shi-Han

    2012-08-01

    Mountain sickness (MS) occurs among humans visiting or inhabiting high altitude environments. We conducted genetic analyses of the AKT3, ANGPTL4, eNOS3 and VEGFA genes in lowland (Han) and highland (Tibetan) Chinese. Ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were evaluated in Han and Tibetan patients with acute (A) and chronic (C) MS. We compared 74 patients with AMS to 79 Han unaffected with MS, as well as 48 CMS patients to 31 unaffected Tibetans. The ten SNPs studied are AKT3 (rs4590656, rs2291409), ANGPTL4 (rs1044250), eNOS3 (rs1007311, rs1799983) and VEGFA (rs79469752, rs13207351, rs28357093, rs1570360, rs3025039). Direct sequencing was used to identify individual genotypes for these SNPs. Hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), and red blood cell count (RBC) were found to be significantly associated with the AKT3 SNP (rs4590656), Hb was found to be associated with the eNOS3 SNP (rs1007311), and RBC was found to be significantly associated with the VEGFA SNP (rs1570360) in Tibetan patients with CMS. CMS patients were found to diverge significantly for both eNOS3 SNPs as measured by genetic distance (0.042, 0.047) and for the VEGFA SNP (rs28357093) with a genetic distance of 0.078 compared to their Tibetan control group. Heart rate (HR) was found to be significantly associated with the eNOS3 SNP (rs1799983) and arterial oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (SaO2) was found to be significantly associated with the VEGFA SNPs (rs13207351, rs1570360) in Han patients with AMS. The Han and Tibetan control groups were found to diverge significantly for the ANGPTL4 SNP and VEGFA SNP (rs28357093), as measured by genetic distances of 0.049 and 0.073, respectively. Seven of the SNPs from non-coding regions are found in the transcriptional factor response elements and their possible role in gene regulation was evaluated with regard to MS. AMS and CMS were found to be significantly associated with the four genes compared to their Han and Tibetan control groups, respectively

  19. MiR-21 is induced in endothelial cells by shear stress and modulates apoptosis and eNOS activity

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    Weber, Martina; Baker, Meredith B.; Moore, Jeffrey P. [Division of Cardiology, Emory University, 1639 Pierce Drive, WMB 319, Atlanta, GA 30322 (United States); Searles, Charles D., E-mail: csearle@emory.edu [Division of Cardiology, Emory University, 1639 Pierce Drive, WMB 319, Atlanta, GA 30322 (United States); Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1670 Clarimont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 (United States)

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    Mechanical forces associated with blood flow play an important role in regulating vascular signaling and gene expression in endothelial cells (ECs). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of noncoding RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate the expression of genes involved in diverse cell functions, including differentiation, growth, proliferation, and apoptosis. miRNAs are known to have an important role in modulating EC biology, but their expression and functions in cells subjected to shear stress conditions are unknown. We sought to determine the miRNA expression profile in human ECs subjected to unidirectional shear stress and define the role of miR-21 in shear stress-induced changes in EC function. TLDA array and qRT-PCR analysis performed on HUVECs exposed to prolonged unidirectional shear stress (USS, 24 h, 15 dynes/cm{sup 2}) identified 13 miRNAs whose expression was significantly upregulated (p < 0.05). The miRNA with the greatest change was miR-21; it was increased 5.2-fold (p = 0.002) in USS-treated versus control cells. Western analysis demonstrated that PTEN, a known target of miR-21, was downregulated in HUVECs exposed to USS or transfected with pre-miR-21. Importantly, HUVECs overexpressing miR-21 had decreased apoptosis and increased eNOS phosphorylation and nitric oxide (NO{sup {center_dot}}) production. These data demonstrate that shear stress forces regulate the expression of miRNAs in ECs, and that miR-21 influences endothelial biology by decreasing apoptosis and activating the NO{sup {center_dot}} pathway. These studies advance our understanding of the mechanisms by which shear stress forces modulate vascular homeostasis.

  20. Impacto del fenómeno ENOS en el régimen hidrometeorológico de Mendoza, Argentina

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    Full Text Available IMPACT DU PHÉNOMÈNE ENSO SUR LE RÉGIME HYDROMÉTÉOROLOGIQUE DE MENDONZA, ARGENTINE. Le principal objectif de ce travail est d’analyser les effets hydrométéorologiques causés par ENSO dans la province de Mendoza, Argentine. Ensuite on étudiera les conditions météorologiques prédominantes (situations synoptiques les plus fréquentes et les phénomènes de méso-échelle associés pendant l’hiver, en plaine et dans la cordillère. On caractérise la zone étudiée hydrologiquement et climatologiquement. On utilise pour cela les données de débits mensuels des principales rivières de la région ainsi que les données climatiques, synoptiques et des images de satellite. Notre étude couvre les événements ENSO de ce siècle et plus particulièrement ceux de 1982-1983, 1986-1987, 1991-1993 et les premières manifestations de celui de 1997-1998. Les principaux résultats montrent, pour les années ENSO, une forte augmentation des débits des rivières à la fin du printemps et pendant l’été provoqué par l’excès de précipitation de l’hiver antérieur. Les plus forts débits ont été observés au cours de l'événement chaud de 1982-1983, considéré jusqu'à 1997 comme le plus fort de ce siècle. L’impact principal sur le régime hydrique est dû à l’anomalie positive de précipitations dans la partie de la cordillère qui a un régime hivernal. On en conclut que les plus fortes précipitations de la cordillère sont reliées à une augmentation de la fréquence des passages de zones de basse pression et d’incursions d’onde longue à des latitudes plus basses que la normale. Ceci provoque une anomalie négative dans le champ de pression de surface et des couches moyennes de l’atmosphère. El objetivo principal del trabajo es analizar los efectos hidrometeorológicos que ocasiona el evento cálido ENOS en la provincia de Mendoza, Argentina. Los objetivos secundarios son considerar las condiciones meteorol

  1. mRNA expression and localization of bNOS, eNOS and iNOS in human cervix at preterm and term labour

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    Byström Birgitta

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Preterm birth is the primary cause of the neonatal mortality and morbidity. There will be no preterm birth without a cervical softening. Nitric oxide (NO is shown to be a mediator of term cervical ripening. The aim of this study was to investigate mRNA expression of the three isomers of NO synthases (NOS and to identify them by immunohistochemistry in the human cervix at preterm birth compared to term. Methods The three isomers of NOS- inducible (iNOS, endothelial (eNOS and neuronal (bNOS – were investigated in the human cervix. The expression of mRNA was determined using Real-Time Multiplex RT-PCR. The localisation of synthases in the cervical tissue was analysed using immunohistochemistry. Cervical biopsies were obtained from 4 groups of women without clinical signs of infection: preterm (PTL, term labour (TL, preterm not in labour (PTnotL and term not in labour (TnotL patients. One-Way ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis, Student t-test or Mann-Whitney test were applied as appropriate to determine statistically significant differences among the groups. Results Patients in preterm labour had significantly (p Conclusion The mRNA levels were higher in the preterm labour group compared to the women at term labour. The significant increase of the eNOS mRNA expression, from the unripe to the favourable cervical state during labour, may indicate a role of eNOS and supports the role of NO in the cervical ripening process. All the three synthases were identified by immunohistochemistry in all the groups of study.

  2. Induction of Haemeoxygenase-1 Directly Improves Endothelial Function in Isolated Aortas from Obese Rats through the Ampk-Pi3k/Akt-Enos Pathway

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    Fang Han

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    Full Text Available Background: Induction of haemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1 increases adiponectin secretion by remodeling adipose tissue in obesity. The objective of our study is to explore whether HO-1 induction directly improves endothelial function independent of adiponectin changes in obese rats. Methods: Rats were divided into control and obesity groups. Aortic endothelial function was determined by measuring endothelium-dependent vasodilatation (EDV. Vascular segments of the obese rats were incubated in an organ bath in the presence or absence of cobalt protoporphyrin (CoPP or CoPP plus stannous protoporphyrin. Nitric oxide (NO production, superoxide anion production and NF-κB p65 expression in the aorta were determined. The expression of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK, Akt and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS in endothelial cells was determined by western blotting. The aortic rings from the obese rats were then incubated with CoPP in the presence of specific inhibitors of AMPK, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K or eNOS. Results: Acetylcholine-induced EDV was significantly attenuated in the obese rats, compared with the NC group (p p in vitro in the presence of inhibitors of AMPK, PI3K or eNOS. HO-1 induction with CoPP significantly increased the activation of the AMPK-PI3K/Akt-eNOS pathway and NO production in parallel with reduced superoxide anion production and NF-κB p65 expression in obese rats. Conclusions: HO-1 induction with CoPP directly improved endothelial function in obese rats independent of adiponectin changes. The mechanism of this protective effect is related to increasing NO production by activation of the AMPK-PI3K/Akt-eNOS signaling pathway.

  3. IL-8 and eNOS polymorphisms predict bevacizumab-based first line treatment outcomes in RAS mutant metastatic colorectal cancer patients.

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    Di Salvatore, Mariantonietta; Pietrantonio, Filippo; Orlandi, Armando; Del Re, Marzia; Berenato, Rosa; Rossi, Ernesto; Caporale, Marta; Guarino, Donatella; Martinetti, Antonia; Basso, Michele; Mennitto, Roberta; Santonocito, Concetta; Mennitto, Alessia; Schinzari, Giovanni; Bossi, Ilaria; Capoluongo, Ettore; Danesi, Romano; de Braud, Filippo; Barone, Carlo

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    Predictive biomarkers of efficacy and toxicity of bevacizumab have not yet been validated. This study assessed the influence of IL-8, eNOS and VEGF-A polymorphisms in RAS mutated metastatic colorectal cancer patients receiving bevacizumab-based chemotherapy. 120 patients treated with first-line combination FOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab were included. A historical cohort of 112 RAS mutated colorectal cancer patients treated with FOLFOX6 alone served as control group. The following SNPs were analyzed: IL-8 c.-251T>A; eNOS c.-786T>C and c.-894G>T; VEGF-A c.936C>T, c.958T>C, c.1154A>G and c.2578C>A. Correlation of SNPs, baseline IL-8 serum levels and bevacizumab-efficacy was done. In the bevacizumab group, carriers of the IL-8 alleles c.-251TA+AA showed a shorter PFS (P=0.002) and OS (P=0.03) compared to TT alleles. Patients with pre-treatment IL-8 8.25 pg/ml showed significantly longer median PFS and OS (PFS: 10.9 vs 7.6 months, P=0.005; OS: 30.7 vs 18.2 months, P18,25 pg/ml). IL-8 c.-251TA+AA carriers had significantly higher IL-8 levels (PT was found associated with higher severe toxicity (P=0.0002) in patients carrying the c.-894TT genotype. Although our data need prospective validation, IL-8 and eNOS SNPs may be have a role as predictive biomarkers for bevacizumab efficacy and toxicity.

  4. Human umbilical cord expresses several vasoactive peptides involved in the local regulation of vascular tone: protein and gene expression of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS

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    Aldo Gerbino

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Full-term human umbilical cord contains three blood vessels: two arteries coiled around a vein and surrounded by Wharton’s jelly, a mucous tissue with few mesenchymal stromal cells and abundant extracellular matrix. Umbilical vessels lack innervations, thus endothelial cells must play a role in the control of blood flow. The aim of this study was to investigate in human umbilical cord the expression of five peptides that could be involved in the regulation of vascular tone: Orphanin FQ, Oxytocin, Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP, endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS and inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS. The expression of these molecules in full-term human umbilical cord was investigated through immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. Immunoreactivity for Orphanin FQ was detected in Wharton’s jelly, vessel musculature and endothelium; Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS were expressed by the umbilical epithelium, Wharton’s jelly and endothelium, whereas iNOS only by endothelial cells. RT-PCR analysis showed transcriptional expression of Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS mRNAs. The presence of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS proteins was identified in the human umbilical cord. mRNA expression for Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS suggest that these molecules are synthesized by umbilical cord cells themselves. The expression of these vasoactive molecules could be part of a general mechanism locally regulating vascular tone. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 211–218

  5. Human umbilical cord expresses several vasoactive peptides involved in the local regulation of vascular tone: protein and gene expression of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS.

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    Mauro, Annamaria; Buscemi, Maria; Provenzano, Salvatore; Gerbino, Aldo

    2011-01-01

    Full-term human umbilical cord contains three blood vessels: two arteries coiled around a vein and surrounded by Wharton's jelly, a mucous tissue with few mesenchymal stromal cells and abundant extracellular matrix. Umbilical vessels lack innervations, thus endothelial cells must play a role in the control of blood flow. The aim of this study was to investigate in human umbilical cord the expression of five peptides that could be involved in the regulation of vascular tone: Orphanin FQ, Oxytocin, Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP), endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) and inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS). The expression of these molecules in full-term human umbilical cord was investigated through immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. Immunoreactivity for Orphanin FQ was detected in Wharton's jelly, vessel musculature and endothelium; Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS were expressed by the umbilical epithelium, Wharton's jelly and endothelium, whereas iNOS only by endothelial cells. RT-PCR analysis showed transcriptional expression of Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS mRNAs. The presence of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS proteins was identified in the human umbilical cord. mRNA expression for Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS suggest that these molecules are synthesized by umbilical cord cells themselves. The expression of these vasoactive molecules could be part of a general mechanism locally regulating vascular tone.

  6. Concentrations of eNOS, VEGF, ACE and PlGF in maternal blood as predictors of impaired fetal growth in pregnancy complicated by gestational hypertension/preeclampsia.

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    Wender-Ozegowska, Ewa; Zawiejska, Agnieszka; Iciek, Rafał; Brązert, Jacek

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    To investigate into an association between circulating levels of vascular factors (VF: ACE, eNOS, PlGF and VEGF) and impaired fetal growth measured as a small for gestational age newborn (SGA) in women with gestational hypertension/preeclampsia. A prospective observational trial in 46 patients in singleton pregnancies. Concentrations of VF were compared between participants who delivered SGA versus non-SGA newborns. only low levels of ACE were associated with significantly increased risk for SGA (for a cut-off value, LR: 1.4-3.6). Circulating levels of VF are not sufficient predictors of SGA in pregnancies complicated by gestational hypertension/preeclampsia.

  7. Papel de eNOS, nNOS y NT-3 en patología cardiovascular y angiogénesis

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    El óxido nítrico es un mediador implicado en el desarrollo de la patología cardiovascular, la principal causa de mortalidad en nuestro entorno, pero su papel no ha sido completamente esclarecido. Recientemente, se ha establecido el mecanismo a través del cual actúa la NT-3 liberada en el endotelio vascular y se ha demostrado su capacidad para, a través de la activación de su receptor TrkC, fosforilar la eNOS y, como consecuencia, aumentar la síntesis de NO en las células que expresan este r...

  8. Influence of genetic variations in platelet glycoproteins and eNOS in the development of arterial ischaemia of lower limbs in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

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    Carvalhais, Virginia; Ruivães, Ema; Pina-Cabral, Luis Bernardo; Mesquita, Bárbara; Oliveira, Flávio; Monteiro, Maria Céu; Criado, Maria Begoña

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    Endothelial and platelet dysfunction increase the atherothrombotic risk in diabetes mellitus patients. Therefore, arterial ischaemia of lower limbs is an important complication in diabetes mellitus. In the present work, type 2 diabetic patients were classified by a podiatrist into presence or absence of arterial ischaemia of lower limbs. Several polymorphisms in platelet glycoproteins and eNOS genes were evaluated. Our results suggest that the -5CC genotype in Kozak sequence of GPIbα may be associated with a higher risk of developing arterial ischaemia of lower limbs in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism is associated with development of complicated plaques in patients from Serbia with advanced carotid atherosclerosis

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide inhibits adhesion of thrombocytes, proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells and restricts oxidation of atherogenic low-density lipoproteins. Therefore, decreased production or activity of NO may play a role in the initiation, progression or complications of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of Glu298Asp eNOS gene polymorphism on the individual risk for development of complicated carotid atherosclerotic plaque in patients from Serbia with advanced carotid atherosclerosis (CA who had undergone endarterectomy. The study population included 233 patients. eNOS G894T gene polymorphism was identified by PCR and RFLP methods. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that Asp298Asp is an independent risk factor for the presence of complicated plaques in CA patients. Patients who were homozygous for the Asp298 allele had an adjusted OR of 4.36 for the development of complicated plaques compared to those that carry the Glu298 allele. Further validation and replication studies are needed. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. OI175085

  10. DFT, Hirshfeld surfaces, spectral and in vivo cytotoxic studies of 7a-Aza-B-homostigmast-5-eno [7a,7-d] tetrazole

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    Alam, Mahboob; Alam, Mohammad Jane; Nami, Shahab A. A.; Khan, Mohd Shoeb; Ahmad, Shabbir; Lee, Dong-Ung

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    The DFT (B3LYP) calculations on a synthetic steroidal molecule 7a-Aza-B-homostigmast-5-eno [7a,7-d] tetrazole, C29H48N4, have been performed. The molecular structure, IR and NMR (13C and 1H) spectra of the present compound were interpreted using experiments (XRD, FTIR, NMR) as well as theoretical, B3LYP/6-311 + G(2d,p), calculations. The vibrational bands appearing in FTIR are assigned with great accuracy using animated modes. Molecular properties like HOMO-LUMO analysis, chemical reactivity descriptors, MEP mapping, dipole moment and Mullikan's atomic charges have been presented at the same level of theory. The theoretical results are found in good correlation with experimental data. Moreover, the Hirshfeld analysis was carried out to ascertain the secondary interactions and associated 2D fingerprint plots. The in vivo cytotoxicity of 7a-Aza-B-homostigmast-5-eno [7a,7-d] has also been carried out against brine shrimp nauplii by lethality bioassay.

  11. Effects of a pomegranate fruit extract rich in punicalagin on oxidation-sensitive genes and eNOS activity at sites of perturbed shear stress and atherogenesis.

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    de Nigris, Filomena; Williams-Ignarro, Sharon; Sica, Vincenzo; Lerman, Lilach O; D'Armiento, Francesco P; Byrns, Russell E; Casamassimi, Amelia; Carpentiero, Daniela; Schiano, Concetta; Sumi, Daigo; Fiorito, Carmela; Ignarro, Louis J; Napoli, Claudio

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    Atherosclerosis is enhanced in arterial segments exposed to disturbed flow. Perturbed shear stress increases the expression of oxidation-sensitive responsive genes (such as ELK-1 and p-CREB). Polyphenolic antioxidants contained in the juice derived from the pomegranate contribute to the reduction of oxidative stress and atherogenesis during disturbed shear stress. To evaluate the effects of intervention with the Pomegranate Fruit Extract (PFE) rich in polyphones (punicalagin, which is a potent antioxidant) on ELK-1, p-CREB, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression induced by high shear stress in vitro and in vivo. At the doses used in the study, both the PFE and the regular pomegranate juice concentrate reduced the activation of ELK-1 and p-CREB and increased eNOS expression (which was decreased by perturbed shear stress) in cultured human endothelial cells and in atherosclerosis-prone areas of hypercholesterolemic mice. PFE and pomegranate juice increased cyclic GMP levels while there was no significant effect of both compounds on the conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline. Administration of these compounds to hypercholesterolemic mice significantly reduced the progression of atherosclerosis and isoprostane levels and increased nitrates. This protective effect was relevant with PFE. Vasomotor reactivity was improved and EC(25) values in response to Ach and NONOate were significantly increased in treated mice in comparison to controls. This study indicates that the proatherogenic effects induced by perturbed shear stress can be also reversed by chronic administration of PFE.

  12. The coagulation factor V Leiden, MTHFRC677T variant and eNOS 4ab polymorphism in young Chinese population with ischemic stroke.

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    Shi, Congning; Kang, Xixiong; Wang, Yajie; Zhou, Yali

    2008-10-01

    The mechanisms of ischemic stroke in young adults are poorly understood. The main goal of the current investigation was to determine the possible contribution of genes affecting hemostasis, homocysteine metabolism and endothelial function on the occurrence of ischemic stroke in a cohort of young cases and corresponding controls. We evaluated in 97 consecutive patients referred to our center between April 2006 and July 2007 for a history of young adult ischemic stroke (age at first event, V Leiden, 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) 4ab gene variants. Ninety-nine subjects age and gender matched (18 to 45 y) from other departments of the Tiantan Hospital served as controls. Homozygosity for the TT genotype of the MTHFR gene was 29 of 97 (29.9%) in patients and 34 of 99 (34.3%) in controls; this difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05, chi2). Variation of factor V Leiden was not detected both in patients and in controls of this cohort. Genotype eNOS 4bb was 90 of 97 (92.8%) in patients and 81 of 99 (81.8%) in controls; this difference was statistically significant (pyoung Chinese population.

  13. Apoptosis in testicular tissue of rats after vasectomy: evaluation of eNOS, iNOS immunoreactivities and the effects of ozone therapy.

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    Alpcan, Serhan; Başar, Halil; Aydos, Tolga Reşat; Kul, Oğuz; Kısa, Üçler; Başar, Murad Mehmet

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    We aimed to investigate the changes in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression and apoptotic index in rat testicular tissue, as well as serum and seminal plasma sex hormone levels after vasectomy, and the effect of ozone therapy (OT). Adult male Wistar rats were used (n=6 per group). Control (G1), sham for 4 weeks (G2) or 6 weeks (G3), orchiectomy at the 4(th) (G4) or 6(th) (G5) week after left vasectomy, orchiectomy at the 4(th) (G6) or 6(th) (G7) week after bilateral vasectomy, orchiectomy after 6 weeks OT following left (G8) or bilateral (G9) vasectomy, orchiectomy after 6 weeks OT (G10). In the left testes, while there were increases in eNOS and iNOS immunoreactivity and apoptotic indexes in G4 and G5, no changes were observed in contralateral testis. These values increased in G6 and G7, while OT inhibited these parameters in the left testis of G8 and both testes of G9. Sex hormone levels did not show any changes after vasectomy and ozone therapy. While OT was found to be protective against some parameters mentioned above under stress conditions, it seemed to cause some harmful effects when used in healthy conditions.

  14. Relationship of the MTHFD1 (rs2236225), eNOS (rs1799983), CBS (rs2850144) and ACE (rs4343) gene polymorphisms in a population of Iranian pediatric patients with congenital heart defects.

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    Khatami, Mehri; Ratki, Farzaneh Morteza; Tajfar, Saba; Akrami, Fatemeh

    2017-09-01

    Congenital heart defects are structural cardiovascular malformations that arise from abnormal formation of the heart or major blood vessels during the fetal period. To investigate the association of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the MTHFD1, eNOS, CBS and ACE genes, we evaluated their relationship with CHD in Iranian patients. In this case-control study, a total of 102 children with CHD and 98 control children were enrolled. Four SNPs including MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T, CBS C-4673G and ACE A2350G were genotyped by PCR-SSCP, Multiplex ARMS PCR and PCR-RFLP methods and confirmed by direct sequencing. We genotyped 102 patients and 98 controls for four polymorphisms by statistically analysis. There were three SNPs including MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G which might increase the risk of CHD, but CBS C-4673G was not significantly different between patients and controls. (P = 0.017, P = 0.048, P = 0.025 and P = 0.081 respectively). The allele frequencies of three SNPs for MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G in CHD are higher than that in control. Our results show that there is a significant relationship between MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G polymorphisms with CHD. Therefore, The AA and GA genotypes of MTHFD1 G1958A, TT and GT genotypes of eNOS G894T and the AA and GA genotypes of ACE A2350G are susceptible factors for CHD and may increase the risk of CHD. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Taiwan.

  15. Relationship of the MTHFD1 (rs2236225, eNOS (rs1799983, CBS (rs2850144 and ACE (rs4343 gene polymorphisms in a population of Iranian pediatric patients with congenital heart defects

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    Mehri Khatami

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    Full Text Available Congenital heart defects are structural cardiovascular malformations that arise from abnormal formation of the heart or major blood vessels during the fetal period. To investigate the association of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the MTHFD1, eNOS, CBS and ACE genes, we evaluated their relationship with CHD in Iranian patients. In this case–control study, a total of 102 children with CHD and 98 control children were enrolled. Four SNPs including MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T, CBS C-4673G and ACE A2350G were genotyped by PCR-SSCP, Multiplex ARMS PCR and PCR-RFLP methods and confirmed by direct sequencing. We genotyped 102 patients and 98 controls for four polymorphisms by statistically analysis. There were three SNPs including MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G which might increase the risk of CHD, but CBS C-4673G was not significantly different between patients and controls. (P = 0.017, P = 0.048, P = 0.025 and P = 0.081 respectively. The allele frequencies of three SNPs for MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G in CHD are higher than that in control. Our results show that there is a significant relationship between MTHFD1 G1958A, eNOS G894T and ACE A2350G polymorphisms with CHD. Therefore, The AA and GA genotypes of MTHFD1 G1958A, TT and GT genotypes of eNOS G894T and the AA and GA genotypes of ACE A2350G are susceptible factors for CHD and may increase the risk of CHD.

  16. Association analysis of genetic variations of eNOS and α2ß1 integrin genes with type 2 diabetic retinopathy

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Rania Azmy,1 Ashraf Dawood,1 Ayman Kilany,1 Yasser El-Ghobashy,1 Amin Faisal Ellakwa,2 May El-Daly31Medical Biochemistry Department, 2Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, 3National Liver Institute, Menoufiya University, Shebin Elkom, EgyptBackground: Diabetic retinopathy (DR is classically defined as a microvasculopathy that primarily affects the small blood vessels of the inner retina as a complication of diabetes mellitus. It has been suggested that nitric oxide (NO and α2β1 integrin (a platelet receptor for collagen play an important role in the pathogenesis of microvascular complications in DR.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of two candidate genes involved in the regulation of retinal vasculature, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and α2β1 integrin (ITGA2 genes, with the development of DR in Egyptian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and to investigate whether genetic variants will affect the type of retinopathy (proliferative or nonproliferative.Methods: In this study, 70 patients were enrolled and categorized into two groups: (1 a DR group consisting of 50 patients with DR, which was further subclassified into 25 patients with nonproliferative DR (NPDR group and 25 patients with proliferative DR (PDR group and (2 a diabetes without retinopathy (DWR group, comprising 20 patients with type 2 diabetes of more than 10 years' duration who showed no signs of DR. Associations of the genetic polymorphisms of eNOS (G894T and ITGA2 (BgI II were studied. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was performed for all samples to evaluate the genotypes and correlate with the phenotype of the disease.Results: The allele frequencies of both polymorphisms showed considerable differences between patients with and without DR. The GG genotype of G894T polymorphism of eNOS was associated with a 9.75-fold increased risk of DR (95% confidence interval 1.7–55.4 and the

  17. Redox-sensitive up-regulation of eNOS by purple grape juice in endothelial cells: role of PI3-kinase/Akt, p38 MAPK, JNK, FoxO1 and FoxO3a.

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    Full Text Available The vascular protective effect of grape-derived polyphenols has been attributable, in part, to their direct action on blood vessels by stimulating the endothelial formation of nitric oxide (NO. The aim of the present study was to determine whether Concord grape juice (CGJ, which contains high levels of polyphenols, stimulates the expression of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS in porcine coronary artery endothelial cells and, if so, to determine the signaling pathway involved. CGJ dose- and time-dependently increased eNOS mRNA and protein levels and this effect is associated with an increased formation of NO in endothelial cells. The stimulatory effect of CGJ on eNOS mRNA is not associated with an increased eNOS mRNA stability and inhibited by antioxidants such as MnTMPyP, PEG-catalase, and catalase, and by wortmannin (an inhibitor of PI3-kinase, SB 203580 (an inhibitor of p38 MAPK, and SP 600125 (an inhibitor of JNK. Moreover, CGJ induced the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS in endothelial cells and this effect is inhibited by MnTMPyP, PEG-catalase, and catalase. The CGJ-induced the phosphorylation of p38 MAPK and JNK kinases is abolished by MnTMPyP. CGJ induced phosphorylation of transcription factors FoxO1 and FoxO3a, which regulate negatively eNOS expression, and this effect is prevented by MnTMPyP, PEG-catalase, wortmannin, SB203580 and SP600125. Moreover, chromatin immunoprecipitation assay indicated that the FoxO3a protein is associated with the eNOS promoter in control cells and that CGJ induced its dissociation. Thus, the present study indicates that CGJ up-regulates the expression of eNOS mRNA and protein leading to an increased formation of NO in endothelial cells. The stimulatory effect of CGJ is a redox-sensitive event involving PI3-kinase/Akt, p38 MAPK and JNK pathways, and the inactivation of the FoxO transcription factors, FoxO1 and FoxO3a, thereby preventing their repression of the eNOS gene.

  18. Korrast ja selle kaitsest / Hanno Pevkur

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    Korrakaitseseaduse eelnõust. Ilmunud ka Hiiu Leht 20. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Vali Uudised 20. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Põhjarannik 20. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Sakala 20. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Elva Postipoiss 21. aprill 2007, lk. 4 ; Koit 24. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Nädaline 24. aprill 2007, lk. 4 ; Oma Saar 26. aprill 2007, lk. 5 ; Valgamaalane 26. aprill 2007, lk. 2 ; Pärnu Postimees 9. mai 2007, lk. 19

  19. Tselluloidi aura ja kaasaegne kunst / Hanno Soans

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    Muutustest filmitegemises ja filmiesteetikas. Filmi sarnanemisest tehniliselt üha enam videoga. Kunstnike tegelemisest filmiga. 26. XI näeb kinos "Sõprus" "1+1=1" raames kaasaegsete kunstnike teoseid laiekraanil: Eija-Liisa Ahtila "If 6 was 9" (1995), "Today" (1996-97), "Consolation Service" (1999); Sara Lunden ja Henry Moore Selder (sünd. 1973, Stockholm) "Deadly Boring" (2001), "She is Dead" (2003)

  20. Mis tunne on olla probleem? / Hanno Soans

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    Rahvusvaheline seksuaalvähemuste problemaatikat käsitlev kunstinäitus "Sõnastamata lood / Untold Stories" Tallinna Kunstihoones 26. juunini 2011,kuraatorid Anders Härm, Rebeka Põldsam ja Airi Triisberg, kujundanud Karli Luik

  1. Into a flowering garden / Hanno Soans

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    Viimane projekt seeriast "Reformatsioon" oli tekstiinstallatsioon avalikus paigas seoses propagandaportselani näitusega Väliskunsti Muuseumis Tallinnas. Loosung "Me muudame kogu maailma õitsvaks aiaks" Kadrioru pargis. Kadrioru lossist kunstimuuseumina

  2. L-Arginine ameliorates cardiac left ventricular oxidative stress by upregulating eNOS and Nrf2 target genes in alloxan-induced hyperglycemic rats

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    Ramprasath, Tharmarajan; Hamenth Kumar, Palani; Syed Mohamed Puhari, Shanavas; Senthil Murugan, Ponniah; Vasudevan, Varadaraj [Molecular Cardiology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Center for Excellence in Genomic Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021, Tamilnadu (India); Selvam, Govindan Sadasivam, E-mail: drselvamgsbiochem@rediffmail.com [Molecular Cardiology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Center for Excellence in Genomic Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021, Tamilnadu (India)

    2012-11-23

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer L-Arginine treatment reduced the metabolic disturbances in diabetic animals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Antioxidant marker proteins were found high in myocardium by L-arginine treatment. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Elevated antioxidant status, mediates the reduced TBA-reactivity in left ventricle. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer L-Arginine treatment enhanced the Nrf2 and eNOS signaling in left ventricle. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Improved cell survival signaling by arginine, offers a novel tactic for targeting. -- Abstract: Hyperglycemia is independently related with excessive morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disorders. L-Arginine-nitric oxide (NO) pathway and the involvement of NO in modulating nuclear factor-E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) signaling were well established. In the present study we investigated, whether L-arginine supplementation would improve the myocardial antioxidant defense under hyperglycemia through activation of Nrf2 signaling. Diabetes was induced by alloxan monohydrate (90 mg kg{sup -1} body weight) in rats. Both non-diabetic and diabetic group of rats were divided into three subgroups and they were administered either with L-arginine (2.25%) or L-NAME (0.01%) in drinking water for 12 days. Results showed that L-arginine treatment reduced the metabolic disturbances in diabetic rats. Antioxidant enzymes and glutathione levels were found to be increased in heart left ventricles, thereby reduction of lipid peroxidation by L-arginine treatment. Heart histopathological analysis further validates the reversal of typical diabetic characteristics consisting of alterations in myofibers and myofibrillary degeneration. qRT-PCR studies revealed that L-arginine treatment upregulated the transcription of Akt and downregulated NF-{kappa}B. Notably, transcription of eNOS and Nrf2 target genes was also upregulated, which were accompanied by enhanced expression of Nrf2 in left ventricular tissue from diabetic

  3. eNOS se correlaciona com a biogênese mitocondrial em corações com cardiopatia congênita e cianose

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O programa de biogênese mitocondrial no coração parece apresentar remodelação adaptativa após estresse biomecânico e oxidativo. Os mecanismos adaptativos que protegem o metabolismo do miocárdio durante a hipóxia são coordenados, em parte, pelo óxido nítrico (NO. OBJETIVO: Observar a biogênese mitocondrial e expressão do óxido nítrico sintase (NOS em corações de cardiopatia congênita com cianose; discutir a resposta mitocondrial à hipóxia crônica do miocárdio. MÉTODOS: Foram investigados 20 pacientes com defeitos cardíacos cianóticos (n = 10 ou acianóticos (n = 10. Foram estudadas amostras do miocárdio na via de saída ventricular direita, tomadas durante a operação. A análise morfométrica de mitocôndrias foi realizada por microscopia eletrônica de transmissão. A relação mtDNA/nDNA foi determinada com PCR em tempo real. Os níveis de transcrição da subunidade I da citocromo c oxidase (COXI, coativador-1α do receptor γ ativado por proliferador de peroxissoma (PGC-1α, o fator respiratório nuclear 1 (NRF1, e fator de transcrição mitocondrial A (Tfam foram detectados por reação em cadeia da polimerase via transcriptase reversa (RT-PCR ativado por fluorescência em tempo real. Os níveis proteicos de COXI e nNOS, iNOS e eNOS foram medidos por técnica de Western Blot. RESULTADOS: A densidade volumétrica mitocondrial (Vv e a densidade numérica (Nv foram significativamente elevadas em pacientes com cianose, em comparação com a cardiopatia congênita acianótica. MtDNA elevada e suprarregulação dos níveis de COXI, PGC-1 α, NRF1 e Tfam mRNA foram observadas em pacientes cianóticos. Os níveis de proteína de COXI e eNOS foram significativamente maiores no miocárdio de pacientes cianóticos que nos de acianóticos. Os níveis de transcrição do PGC-1α se correlacionam com os níveis de eNOS. CONCLUSÃO: A biogênese mitocondrial é ativada no miocárdio da via de saída ventricular na

  4. [Effects of aerobic exercise training on antihypertension and expressions of VEGF, eNOS of skeletal muscle in spontaneous hypertensive rats].

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    To investigate effects of exercise training on vascular regulators and discuss its antihypertensive mechanism. Rats were divided into three groups (n = 7): spontaneous hypertensive rats control group (SHR-C), training group (SHR-T) and normotensive wistar-kyoto control group (WKY-C). Aerobic exercise consisted of 10 weeks of swimming training for 5 days/week. Exercise duration was 40 min in the first week, then 50 min in the second week, from the third week to the end of training, duration was maintained at 60 min. After training, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other biomarkers in soleus were measured by RT-PCR and immunoblotting. VEGF and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) in SHR-C were lower than that in WKY-C (P antihypertensive effects.

  5. Passive leg movement enhances interstitial VEGF protein, endothelial cell proliferation, and eNOS mRNA content in human skeletal muscle

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    to cultured endothelial cells revealed that dialysate obtained during leg movement induced a 3.2-fold higher proliferation rate (P enhanced (P RNA level fourfold above resting levels. VEGF mRNA and MMP-2 mRNA levels were...... unaffected. The results show that a session of passive leg movement, elevating blood flow and causing passive stretch, augments the interstitial concentrations of VEGF, the proliferative effect of interstitial fluid, and eNOS mRNA content in muscle tissue. We propose that enhanced blood flow and passive......The present study used passive limb movement as an experimental model to study the effect of increased blood flow and passive stretch, without enhanced metabolic demand, in young healthy male subjects. The model used was 90 min of passive movement of the leg leading to a 2.8-fold increase (P

  6. enos nízkofrekvenčního signálu po síti Ethernet v LabVIEW

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    Hlavním tématem předkládané práce je přenos nízkofrekvenčního signálu po síti Ethernet v LabVIEW. Práce obsahuje teoretický úvod, ve kterém jsou popsány typy přenosových protokolů, metody komprese, Ethernet, popis programu LabVIEW a jeho použití a biosignály. Praktická část je zaměřená na realizaci odesílání a přijmu dat po síti Ethernet. The main topic of presented thesis is LabVIEW based audio signal transmision via Ethernet. This thesis contains theoretical part, in which are described ...

  7. Role of C677T and A1298C MTHFR, A2756G MTR and -786 C/T eNOS gene polymorphisms in atrial fibrillation susceptibility.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia has been suggested to play a role in the NonValvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF pathogenesis. Polymorphisms in genes coding for homocysteine (Hcy metabolism enzymes may be associated with hyperhomocysteinemia and NVAF. METHODOLOGIES: 456 NVAF patients and 912 matched controls were genotyped by an electronic microchip technology for C677T and A1298C MTHFR, A2756G MTR, and -786C/T eNOS gene polymorphisms. Hcy was determined by an immunoassay method. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The genotype distribution of the four polymorphisms as well as genotype combinations did not differ in patients and controls. Hcy was higher in patients than in controls (15.2, 95%CI 14.7-15.7 vs 11.3, 95%CI 11.0-11.6 micromol/L; p<0.0001. In both populations, a genotype-phenotype association (p<0.0001 between Hcy and C677T MTHFR polymorphism was observed; in controls a significant (p = 0.029 association between tHcy and -786C/T eNOS polymorphism was also observed. At the multivariate analysis the NVAF risk significantly increased in the upper quartiles of Hcy compared to the lowest: OR from 2.8 (1.68-4.54 95%CI in Q2 to 12.9 (7.96-21.06 95%CI in Q4. CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrated the four polymorphisms, although able, at least in part, to affect Hcy, were not associated with an increased risk of NVAF per se or in combination.

  8. Extract from Ribes nigrum leaves in vitro activates nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and increases CD39 expression in human endothelial cells.

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    Luzak, Boguslawa; Boncler, Magdalena; Rywaniak, Joanna; Dudzinska, Dominika; Rozalski, Marek; Krajewska, Urszula; Balcerczak, Ewa; Podsedek, Anna; Redzynia, Malgorzata; Watala, Cezary

    2014-12-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether blackcurrant leaf extract (BLE) modulates endothelium antithrombotic function, namely increases the expression/activity of ADPase (CD39) and augments the production of nitric oxide in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). It was found that BLE with proanthocyanidins (60 % of the total polyphenol content) increased the CD39-positive endothelial cell fraction (up to 10 % for 2.5 μg/ml, and up to 33 % for 15 μg/ml, p < 0.05 or less) in a concentration-dependent manner, and enhanced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation (T495 phosphorylation decreased by 31 ± 6 % for 2.5 μg/ml and 48 ± 6 % for 15 μg/ml; S1177 phosphorylation increased by 13 ± 3 % for 2.5 μg/ml and 18 ± 7 % for 15 μg/ml, compared to untreated cells, p < 0.05 or less). Additionally, incubation for 24 or 48 h with BLE at a lower range of polyphenol concentrations, significantly increased cell viability with a maximal effect at 2.5 μg/ml (viability increased by 24.8 ± 1.0 % for 24 h and by 32.5 ± 2.7 % for 48-h time incubation, p < 0.0001). The increased CD39 expression and the increased eNOS activation in HUVEC can be regarded as the beneficial markers of the improvement of antiplatelet action of endothelial cells. Unexpectedly, these assumptions were not confirmed in the experimental model of platelet-endothelial cell interactions. These observations lead to the conclusion that BLE may improve endothelial cell viability at low physiological concentrations without affecting the antiplatelet action of endothelium.

  9. Altered vasoreactivity in neonatal rats with pulmonary hypertension associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Implication of both eNOS phosphorylation and calcium signaling.

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    Full Text Available Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD consists of an arrest of pulmonary vascular and alveolar growth, with persistent hypoplasia of the pulmonary microvasculature and alveolar simplification. In 25 to 40% of the cases, BPD is complicated by pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH that significantly increases the risk of morbidity. In vivo studies suggest that increased pulmonary vascular tone could contribute to late PH in BPD. Nevertheless, an alteration in vasoreactivity as well as the mechanisms involved remain to be confirmed. The purpose of this study was thus to assess changes in pulmonary vascular reactivity in a murine model of BPD-PH. Newborn Wistar rats were exposed to either room air (normoxia or 90% O2 (hyperoxia for 14 days. Exposure to hyperoxia induced the well-known features of BPD-PH such as elevated right ventricular systolic pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary vascular remodeling and decreased pulmonary vascular density. Intrapulmonary arteries from hyperoxic pups showed decreased endothelium-dependent relaxation to acetylcholine without any alteration of relaxation to the NO-donor sodium nitroprusside. This functional alteration was associated with a decrease of lung eNOS phosphorylation at the Ser1177 activating site. In pups exposed to hyperoxia, serotonin and phenylephrine induced exacerbated contractile responses of intrapulmonary arteries as well as intracellular calcium response in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC. Moreover, the amplitude of the store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE, induced by store depletion using a SERCA inhibitor, was significantly greater in PASMC from hyperoxic pups. Altogether, hyperoxia-induced BPD-PH alters the pulmonary arterial reactivity, with effects on both endothelial and smooth muscle functions. Reduced activating eNOS phosphorylation and enhanced Ca2+ signaling likely account for alterations of pulmonary arterial reactivity.

  10. Altered vasoreactivity in neonatal rats with pulmonary hypertension associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Implication of both eNOS phosphorylation and calcium signaling.

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    Dumas de la Roque, Eric; Smeralda, Gwladys; Quignard, Jean-François; Freund-Michel, Véronique; Courtois, Arnaud; Marthan, Roger; Muller, Bernard; Guibert, Christelle; Dubois, Mathilde

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    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) consists of an arrest of pulmonary vascular and alveolar growth, with persistent hypoplasia of the pulmonary microvasculature and alveolar simplification. In 25 to 40% of the cases, BPD is complicated by pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) that significantly increases the risk of morbidity. In vivo studies suggest that increased pulmonary vascular tone could contribute to late PH in BPD. Nevertheless, an alteration in vasoreactivity as well as the mechanisms involved remain to be confirmed. The purpose of this study was thus to assess changes in pulmonary vascular reactivity in a murine model of BPD-PH. Newborn Wistar rats were exposed to either room air (normoxia) or 90% O2 (hyperoxia) for 14 days. Exposure to hyperoxia induced the well-known features of BPD-PH such as elevated right ventricular systolic pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary vascular remodeling and decreased pulmonary vascular density. Intrapulmonary arteries from hyperoxic pups showed decreased endothelium-dependent relaxation to acetylcholine without any alteration of relaxation to the NO-donor sodium nitroprusside. This functional alteration was associated with a decrease of lung eNOS phosphorylation at the Ser1177 activating site. In pups exposed to hyperoxia, serotonin and phenylephrine induced exacerbated contractile responses of intrapulmonary arteries as well as intracellular calcium response in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC). Moreover, the amplitude of the store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE), induced by store depletion using a SERCA inhibitor, was significantly greater in PASMC from hyperoxic pups. Altogether, hyperoxia-induced BPD-PH alters the pulmonary arterial reactivity, with effects on both endothelial and smooth muscle functions. Reduced activating eNOS phosphorylation and enhanced Ca2+ signaling likely account for alterations of pulmonary arterial reactivity.

  11. Catechins Blunt the Effects of oxLDL and its Primary Metabolite Phosphatidylcholine Hydroperoxide on Endothelial Dysfunction Through Inhibition of Oxidative Stress and Restoration of eNOS in Rats

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    Full Text Available Background/Aims: We explored the effects of catechins (decaffeinated green tea extracts containing (–-epicatechin, (–-epigallocatechin, (–-epicatechin gallate and (–-epigallocatechin gallate on atherosclerosis risk factors, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL and its primary metabolite, phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH induced oxidative injury in cultured endothelial cell line and rats. Methods: We used endothelial cell line and male Wistar rats to determine the effect of catechins on oxLDL or PCOOH induced oxidative injury including apoptosis, H2O2 level, vascular responses and urinary 8-isoprostane and nitrite/nitrate concentration. Plasma catechins concentration was determined by a CoulArray HPLC. Responses of aortic and renal vasoconstriction were evaluated by a transonic meter and a full-field laser perfusion imager. Results: PCOOH administration significantly increased H2O2 amounts and cell apoptosis and decreased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS expression in the cultured endothelial cells. Catechins pretreatment significantly reduced PCOOH-elevated H2O2 amounts, endothelial cell apoptosis and partly recovered eNOS expression. Intravenous administration of oxLDL, PCOOH or H2O2, not native LDL, significantly decreased renal and aortic blood flow associated with enhanced ICAM-1 expression and 4-hydroxynoneal (4-HNE accumulation, and decreased eNOS expression in the male Wistrar rats. One hour after oral intake of green tea extracts, 4 peaks of catechins were found in the rat plasma. The increased plasma catechins significantly inhibited oxLDL-, PCOOH- or H2O2-induced renal and aortic vasoconstriction, decreased urinary 8-isoprostane levels, renal ICAM-1 expression and 4-HNE accumulation, and restored nitrite/nitrate amounts and eNOS activity. Conclusions: Our data suggests that catechins pretreatment decrease PCOOH-induced endothelial apoptosis and arterial vasoconstriction through the action of H2O2 inhibition

  12. Influencia de ENOS sobre las variaciones interanuales de ciertos ríos en América del Sur

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    plusieurs influences qui affectent la partie centrale des Andes tropicales soumise à l’influence du Pacifique équatorial, du bassin amazonien, de l’Océan Atlantique et de la Mer des Caraïbes. Las diferentes respuestas de los ríos sudamericanos a los estímulos de las fases de El Niño/Oscilación del Sur son estudiadas bajo tres condiciones: El Niño (EN, Anti-Niño (AN, y años normales. Ríos de la costa norte del Perú, Ecuador y el sur de Colombia experimentan altos caudales durante los veranos con EN y bajas descargas durante AN. Las descargas son normales en los otros años. Los ríos de los Andes peruanos y el Altiplano tienen bajos caudales durante EN y descargas normales en las otras dos condiciones. Los ríos de Chile central y los Andes de Argentina experimentan altos caudales durante EN y bajos durante AN. En Patagonia y el sur de Chile existe una independencia con respecto a las fases de ENOS ya que las descargas más altas tienen lugar durante años normales. Los ríos de la Pampa, las tierras bajas de la cuenca del Plata y el extremo sur de Brasil, tienen altas descargas durante EN y bajas durante AN. Los ríos de la costa central de Brasil demuestran independencia con respecto a las tres condiciones. En el noreste de Brasil las descargas son bajas durante EN y altas durante AN. La cuenca del Amazonas tiene diversas respuestas: en la sección central los ríos experimentan bajos caudales durante EN mientras que los tributarios de los Andes tienden a ofrecer altas descargas durante algunos EN. Los ríos de las Guayanas, de Venezuela y Colombia expuestos al Caribe experimentan bajos caudales durante EN y altos volúmenes durante AN. En los Andes del sur de Colombia y Ecuador existe una mezcla: algunos ríos tienen altos caudales durante EN extremadamente fuertes, otros durante las fases AN. Esta región sintetiza las distintas influencias que afectan la parte central de los Andes tropicales, sometida a influencias del Pacífico ecuatorial, de la cuenca

  13. Efeitos da atorvastatina e do polimorfismo T-786C do gene eNOS sobre parâmetros do metabolismo lipídico plasmático Effects of atorvastatin and T-786C polymorphism of eNOS gene on plasma metabolic lipid parameters

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    Vanessa Helena de Souza Zago

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A atividade do óxido nítrico sintase endotelial (eNOS pode ser modulada pelo colesterol da lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL-C, estatinas ou polimorfismos, como o T-786C de eNOS. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar se o polimorfismo T-786C está associado a alterações nos efeitos da atorvastatina no perfil lipídico, nas concentrações de metabólitos de óxido nítrico (NO e da proteína C reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as. MÉTODOS: Trinta voluntários do sexo masculino, assintomáticos, com idade entre 18-56 anos foram genotipados e classificados de acordo com a ausência (TT, n = 15 ou presença (CC, n = 15 do polimorfismo. Eles foram selecionados aleatoriamente para a utilização de placebo e atorvastatina (10 mg/dia por 14 dias. Após cada tratamento foram medidos lípides, lipoproteínas, frações HDL2 e HDL3, atividade da proteína de transferência de colesteril éster (CETP, metabólitos de NO e PCR-as. RESULTADOS: As comparações entre genótipos após a administração de placebo mostraram aumento da atividade da CETP polimorfismo-dependente (TT, 12 ± 7; CC, 22 ± 12, p BACKGROUND: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS activity may be modulated by high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, statins or polymorphisms, such as the T-786C of eNOS. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating if the T-786C polymorphism is associated with changes of atorvastatin effects on the lipid profile, on the concentrations of metabolites of nitric oxide (NO and of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP. METHODS: Thirty male volunteers, asymptomatic, aged between 18 and 56 years were genotyped and classified according to absence (TT, n = 15 or presence (CC, n = 15 of the polymorphism. They were randomly selected for the use of placebo or atorvastatin (10 mg/day/14 days. After each treatment lipids, lipoproteins, HDL2 and HDL3 composition, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP activity, metabolites of NO

  14. Efeitos da atorvastatina e do polimorfismo T-786C do gene eNOS sobre parâmetros do metabolismo lipídico plasmático Effects of atorvastatin and T-786C polymorphism of eNOS gene on plasma metabolic lipid parameters

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A atividade do óxido nítrico sintase endotelial (eNOS pode ser modulada pelo colesterol da lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL-C, estatinas ou polimorfismos, como o T-786C de eNOS. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar se o polimorfismo T-786C está associado a alterações nos efeitos da atorvastatina no perfil lipídico, nas concentrações de metabólitos de óxido nítrico (NO e da proteína C reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as. MÉTODOS: Trinta voluntários do sexo masculino, assintomáticos, com idade entre 18-56 anos foram genotipados e classificados de acordo com a ausência (TT, n = 15 ou presença (CC, n = 15 do polimorfismo. Eles foram selecionados aleatoriamente para a utilização de placebo e atorvastatina (10 mg/dia por 14 dias. Após cada tratamento foram medidos lípides, lipoproteínas, frações HDL2 e HDL3, atividade da proteína de transferência de colesteril éster (CETP, metabólitos de NO e PCR-as. RESULTADOS: As comparações entre genótipos após a administração de placebo mostraram aumento da atividade da CETP polimorfismo-dependente (TT, 12 ± 7; CC, 22 ± 12, p BACKGROUND: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS activity may be modulated by high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, statins or polymorphisms, such as the T-786C of eNOS. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating if the T-786C polymorphism is associated with changes of atorvastatin effects on the lipid profile, on the concentrations of metabolites of nitric oxide (NO and of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP. METHODS: Thirty male volunteers, asymptomatic, aged between 18 and 56 years were genotyped and classified according to absence (TT, n = 15 or presence (CC, n = 15 of the polymorphism. They were randomly selected for the use of placebo or atorvastatin (10 mg/day/14 days. After each treatment lipids, lipoproteins, HDL2 and HDL3 composition, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP activity, metabolites of NO

  15. Docosahexaenoic acid inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced cell migration via the GPR120/PP2A/ERK1/2/eNOS signaling pathway in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

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    Chao, Che-Yi; Lii, Chong-Kuei; Ye, Siou-Yu; Li, Chien-Chun; Lu, Chia-Yang; Lin, Ai-Hsuan; Liu, Kai-Li; Chen, Haw-Wen

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    Cell migration plays an important role in angiogenesis and wound repair. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial cell-specific mitogen that is essential for endothelial cell survival, proliferation, and migration. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, shows both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities in vitro and in vivo. This study investigated the molecular mechanism by which DHA down-regulates VEGF-induced cell migration. HUVECs were used as the study model, and the MTT assay, Western blot, wound-healing assay, and phosphatase activity assay were used to explore the effects of DHA on cell migration. GPR120 is the putative receptor for DHA action. The results showed that DHA, PD98059 (an ERK1/2 inhibitor), and GW9508 (a GPR120 agonist) inhibited VEGF-induced cell migration. In contrast, pretreatment with okadaic acid (OA, a PP2A inhibitor) and S-nitroso-N-acetyl-DL-penicillamine (an NO donor) reversed the inhibition of cell migration by DHA. VEGF-induced cell migration was accompanied by phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and eNOS. Treatment of HUVECs with DHA increased PP2A enzyme activity and decreased VEGF-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and eNOS. However, pretreatment with OA significantly decreased DHA-induced PP2A enzyme activity and reversed the DHA inhibition of VEGF-induced ERK1/2 and eNOS phosphorylation. These results suggest that stimulation of PP2A activity and inhibition of the VEGF-induced ERK1/2/eNOS signaling pathway may be involved in the DHA suppression of VEGF-induced cell migration. Thus, the effect of DHA on angiogenesis and wound repair is at least partly by virtue of its attenuation of cell migration.

  16. Synergistic Antihypertensive Effect of Carthamus tinctorius L. Extract and Captopril in l-NAME-Induced Hypertensive Rats via Restoration of eNOS and AT1R Expression

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    Maneesai, Putcharawipa; Prasarttong, Patoomporn; Bunbupha, Sarawoot; Kukongviriyapan, Upa; Kukongviriyapan, Veerapol; Tangsucharit, Panot; Prachaney, Parichat; Pakdeechote, Poungrat

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    This study examined the effect of Carthamus tinctorius (CT) extract plus captopril treatment on blood pressure, vascular function, nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, oxidative stress and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in Nω-Nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME)-induced hypertension. Rats were treated with l-NAME (40 mg/kg/day) for five weeks and given CT extract (75 or 150 or 300 or 500 mg/kg/day): captopril (5 mg/kg/day) or CT extract (300 mg/kg/day) plus captopril (5 mg/kg/day) for two consecutive weeks. CT extract reduced blood pressure dose-dependently, and the most effective dose was 300 mg/kg/day. l-NAME-induced hypertensive rats showed abnormalities including high blood pressure, high vascular resistance, impairment of acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation in isolated aortic rings and mesenteric vascular beds, increased vascular superoxide production and plasma malondialdehyde levels, downregulation of eNOS, low level of plasma nitric oxide metabolites, upregulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor and increased plasma angiotensin II. These abnormalities were alleviated by treatment with either CT extract or captopril. Combination treatment of CT extract and captopril normalized all the abnormalities found in hypertensive rats except endothelial dysfunction. These data indicate that there are synergistic antihypertensive effects of CT extract and captopril. These effects are likely mediated by their anti-oxidative properties and their inhibition of RAS. PMID:26938552

  17. Synergistic Antihypertensive Effect of Carthamus tinctorius L. Extract and Captopril in l-NAME-Induced Hypertensive Rats via Restoration of eNOS and AT1R Expression

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    Full Text Available This study examined the effect of Carthamus tinctorius (CT extract plus captopril treatment on blood pressure, vascular function, nitric oxide (NO bioavailability, oxidative stress and renin-angiotensin system (RAS in Nω-Nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME-induced hypertension. Rats were treated with l-NAME (40 mg/kg/day for five weeks and given CT extract (75 or 150 or 300 or 500 mg/kg/day: captopril (5 mg/kg/day or CT extract (300 mg/kg/day plus captopril (5 mg/kg/day for two consecutive weeks. CT extract reduced blood pressure dose-dependently, and the most effective dose was 300 mg/kg/day. l-NAME-induced hypertensive rats showed abnormalities including high blood pressure, high vascular resistance, impairment of acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation in isolated aortic rings and mesenteric vascular beds, increased vascular superoxide production and plasma malondialdehyde levels, downregulation of eNOS, low level of plasma nitric oxide metabolites, upregulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor and increased plasma angiotensin II. These abnormalities were alleviated by treatment with either CT extract or captopril. Combination treatment of CT extract and captopril normalized all the abnormalities found in hypertensive rats except endothelial dysfunction. These data indicate that there are synergistic antihypertensive effects of CT extract and captopril. These effects are likely mediated by their anti-oxidative properties and their inhibition of RAS.

  18. Mechanotransduction in small intestinal submucosa scaffolds: fabrication parameters potentially modulate the shear-induced expression of PECAM-1 and eNOS.

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    Sánchez-Palencia, Diana; Rathan, Swetha; Ankeny, Casey J; Fogg, Ruth; Briceño, Juan C; Yoganathan, Ajit P

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    In small intestinal submucosa (SIS) scaffolds for functional tissue engineering, the impact of scaffold fabrication parameters on cellular response and tissue regeneration may relate to the mechanotransductory properties of the final arrangement of collagen fibres. We previously proved that two fabrication parameters, (a) preservation (P) or removal (R) of a dense collagen layer present in SIS, and (b) SIS in a final dehydrated (D) or hydrated (H) state, have an effect on the micromechanical environment of SIS. In a continuation of our studies, we herein hypothesized that these fabrication parameters also modulate early mechanotransduction in cells populating the scaffold. Mechanotransduction was investigated by seeding human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) on scaffolds, exposing them to pulsatile shear stress (12 ± 4 dyne/cm(2) ) for 1 h (n = 5) in a cone-and-plate shear system, and evaluating the expression of the mechanosensitive genes Pecam1 and Enos by immunofluorescence and qPCR. Expression of mechanosensitive genes was highest in PD grafts, followed by PH and RH grafts. The RD group had similar expression to that of unsheared control cells, suggesting that the RD combination potentially reduced mechanotransduction of shear to cells. We concluded that the two fabrication parameters studied, which modify SIS micromechanics, also potentially modulated the early shear-induced expression of mechanosensitive genes in seeded HUVECs. Our findings suggest that fabrication parameters influence the outcome of SIS as a therapeutic scaffold. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. [Remodeling of the cardiovascular system and development of chronic kidney disease in patients with metabolic syndrome and obesity: role of eNOS, subunit p22-phox of NADPH-oxidase and MTHFR genes].

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    Saginova, E A; Galliamov, M G; Balatskiĭ, A V; Kolotvin, A V; Severova, M V; Samokhodskaia, L M; Fomin, V V; Krasnova, T N; Mukhin, N A

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    To examine contribution of polymorphisms of genes of endothelial NO-synthase (eNOS), NADPH-oxidase and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (mTHFR) to development of remodeling of cardiovascular system and chronic disease of the kidneys (CDK) in patients with metabolic syndrome (mS) and obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS. Standard clinical and device examinations were made and polymorphisms C242T of gene of subunit p22-phox of NADPH-oxidase, G894T of gene of eNOS and C677T of gene of MTHFR were studied in 66 MS patients (49 males and 17 females, age 19-62 years. The presence of even one prognostically poor allele variants of the genes studied was registered in 83 examinees. The genotype 242TTp22-phox of NADPH-oxidase subunit was associated with the highest insulin resistance, allele 894T of gene eNOS- with reduced glomerular filtration rate and progression of left ventricular hypertrophy. Polymorphism of the genes the products of which modulate endothelial function can be considered as potential predictors of severity of MS target organs impairment.

  20. Association between the Polymorphism of Glu298Asp in Exon 7 of the eNOS Gene with Foot Ulcer and Oxidative Stress in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

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    Sadati, Seyedeh Maryam; Radfar, Mania; Hamidi, Armita Kakavand; Abdollahi, Mohammad; Qorbani, Mostafa; Esfahani, Ensieh Nasli; Amoli, Mahsa M

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    Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common and major manifestation in patients with diabetes. Oxidative stress (OS) plays an important role in diabetic complications, such as DFU. Nitric oxide deficiency contributes to the impairment of diabetic wound healing. The aim of this study was to examine the association between the eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism and DFU and oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in an Iranian population. In this case-control study, 123 patients with type 2 diabetes and DFU and 134 patients without DFU were recruited. The genotypes of eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism in exon 7 were determined by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. We measured the levels of thiobarbituric reactive substances and ferric-reducing ability of plasma as the potential markers of OS. There were significant differences in genotype frequencies of eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism between case and control groups (GG+TG vs. TT; p=0.002; OR=0.22, 95% CI 0.83 to 0.62). Also, the frequency of the T allele in cases was less common than in controls (p=0.004). There was no significant difference in levels of OS parameters and various genotypes (p>0.05). These results imply that the T allele might be protective against DFU. Copyright © 2017 Diabetes Canada. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. A combination of genistein and magnesium enhances the vasodilatory effect via an eNOS pathway and BK(Ca) current amplification.

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    Sun, Lina; Hou, Yunlong; Zhao, Tingting; Zhou, Shanshan; Wang, Xiaoran; Zhang, Liming; Yu, Guichun

    2015-04-01

    The phytoestrogen genistein (GST) and magnesium have been independently shown to regulate vascular tone; however, their individual vasodilatory effects are limited. The aim of this study was to examine the combined effects of GST plus magnesium on vascular tone in mesenteric arteries. The effects of pretreatment with GST (0-200 μmol/L), MgCl2 (0-4.8 mmol/L) and GST plus MgCl2 on 10 μmol/L phenylephrine (PE) precontracted mesenteric arteries in rats were assessed by measuring isometric force. BK(Ca) currents were detected by the patch clamp method. GST caused concentration- and partial endothelium-dependent relaxation. Magnesium resulted in dual adjustment of vascular tone. Magnesium-free solution eliminated the vasodilatation of GST in both endothelium-intact and denuded rings. GST (50 μmol/L) plus magnesium (4.8 mmol/L) caused stronger relaxation in both endothelium-intact and denuded rings. Pretreatment with the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor L-N-nitroarginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 100 μmol/L) significantly inhibited the effects of GST, high magnesium, and the combination of GST and magnesium. BK(Ca) currents were amplified to a greater extent when GST (50 μmol/L) was combined with 4.8 versus 1.2 mmol/L Mg(2+). Our data suggest that GST plus magnesium provides enhanced vasodilatory effects in rat mesenteric arteries compared with that observed when either is used separately, which was related to an eNOS pathway and BK(Ca) current amplification.

  2. Despite the lack of association between different genotypes and the presence of prostate cancer, endothelial nitric oxide synthase a/b (eNOS4a/b) polymorphism may be associated with advanced clinical stage and bone metastasis.

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    Sanli, Oner; Kucukgergin, Canan; Gokpinar, Murat; Tefik, Tzevat; Nane, Ismet; Seckin, Sule

    2011-01-01

    To investigate the relationship between the distribution of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS4a/b) gene polymorphism and clinical features of prostate cancer (PCa). One hundred thirty-two patients with PCa (mean age 64.10 ± 7.23 years) and 158 healthy controls (mean age 62.50 ± 7.53 years) with normal serum total prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels (bone metastasis (Group 2), and patients with bone metastasis (Group 3). Genotypes (aa, bb, ab) for eNOS4a/b gene polymorphisms were identified by polymerase chain reaction analysis. Meanwhile, plasma nitrate and nitrite levels (NO(x)) were used to estimate the amounts of endogenous NO formation for both groups of patients. Despite lack of statistically significant differences between PCa patients and the control group in terms of distribution of genotypes and frequency of alleles, plasma NO(x) levels were found to be significantly increased in PCa patients compared with controls. Meanwhile, there was no significant difference between the group of PCa patients with high and low grade tumors (Gleason score ≥ 7 vs. bone metastasis in comparison with bb genotype. Moreover, multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that eNOS4a/b polymorphism and plasma NOx levels were predictive factors for developing bone metastasis and high stage disease after adjustment for age and BMI. Our data did not reveal any relationship between any of these genotypes and the presence of PCa. However, the finding that PCa patients with bb genotype generally manifest localized disease and develop bone metastasis less frequently in comparison patients with a-allele may indicate an important role for this polymorphism in the molecular pathophysiology of PCa. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. MicroRNA-27b plays a role in pulmonary arterial hypertension by modulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ dependent Hsp90-eNOS signaling and nitric oxide production

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    Bi, Rui; Bao, Chunrong; Jiang, Lianyong; Liu, Hao; Yang, Yang; Mei, Ju; Ding, Fangbao, E-mail: dbcar126@126.com

    2015-05-01

    Pulmonary artery endothelial dysfunction is associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Based on recent studies showing that microRNA (miR)-27b is aberrantly expressed in PAH, we hypothesized that miR-27b may contribute to pulmonary endothelial dysfunction and vascular remodeling in PAH. The effect of miR-27b on pulmonary endothelial dysfunction and the underlying mechanism were investigated in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells (HPAECs) in vitro and in a monocrotaline (MCT)-induced model of PAH in vivo. miR-27b expression was upregulated in MCT-induced PAH and inversely correlated with the levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ, and miR-27b inhibition attenuated MCT-induced endothelial dysfunction and remodeling and prevented PAH associated right ventricular hypertrophy and systolic pressure in rats. PPARγ was confirmed as a direct target of miR-27b in HPAECs and shown to mediate the effect of miR-27b on the disruption of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) coupling to Hsp90 and the suppression of NO production associated with the PAH phenotype. We showed that miR-27b plays a role endothelial function and NO release and elucidated a potential mechanism by which miR-27b regulates Hsp90-eNOS and NO signaling by modulating PPARγ expression, providing potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of PAH. - Highlights: • miR-27b plays a role in endothelial function and NO release. • miR-27b inhibition ameliorates MCT-induced endothelial dysfunction and PAH. • miR-27b targets PPARγ in HPAECs. • miR-27b regulates PPARγ dependent Hsp90-eNOS and NO signaling.

  4. Genome-wide association study using a high-density SNP-array and case-control design identifies a novel essential hypertension susceptibility locus in the promoter region of eNOS

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    Salvi, Erika; Kutalik, Zoltán; Glorioso, Nicola; Benaglio, Paola; Frau, Francesca; Kuznetsova, Tatiana; Arima, Hisatomi; Hoggart, Clive; Tichet, Jean; Nikitin, Yury P.; Conti, Costanza; Seidlerova, Jitka; Tikhonoff, Valérie; Stolarz-Skrzypek, Katarzyna; Johnson, Toby; Devos, Nabila; Zagato, Laura; Guarrera, Simonetta; Zaninello, Roberta; Calabria, Andrea; Stancanelli, Benedetta; Troffa, Chiara; Thijs, Lutgarde; Rizzi, Federica; Simonova, Galina; Lupoli, Sara; Argiolas, Giuseppe; Braga, Daniele; D’Alessio, Maria C.; Ortu, Maria F.; Ricceri, Fulvio; Mercurio, Maurizio; Descombes, Patrick; Marconi, Maurizio; Chalmers, John; Harrap, Stephen; Filipovsky, Jan; Bochud, Murielle; Iacoviello, Licia; Ellis, Justine; Stanton, Alice V.; Laan, Maris; Padmanabhan, Sandosh; Dominiczak, Anna F.; Samani, Nilesh J.; Melander, Olle; Jeunemaitre, Xavier; Manunta, Paolo; Shabo, Amnon; Vineis, Paolo; Cappuccio, Francesco P.; Caulfield, Mark J.; Matullo, Giuseppe; Rivolta, Carlo; Munroe, Patricia B.; Barlassina, Cristina; Staessen, Jan A; Beckmann, Jacques S.; Cusi, Daniele

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    Essential hypertension is a multi-factorial disorder and is the main risk factor for renal and cardiovascular complications. The research on the genetics of hypertension has been frustrated by the small predictive value of the discovered genetic variants. The HYPERGENES Project investigated associations between genetic variants and essential hypertension pursuing a two-stage study by recruiting cases and controls from extensively characterized cohorts recruited over many years in different European regions. The discovery phase consisted of 1,865 cases and 1,750 controls genotyped with 1M Illumina array. Best hits were followed up in a validation panel of 1,385 cases and 1,246 controls that were genotyped with a custom array of 14,055 markers. We identified a new hypertension susceptibility locus (rs3918226) in the promoter region of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene (odds ratio 1.54; 95% CI 1.37-1.73; combined p=2.58·10−13). A meta-analysis, using other in-silico/de novo genotyping data for a total of 21714 subjects, resulted in an overall odds ratio of 1.34 (95% CI 1.25-1.44, p=1.032·10−14). The quantitative analysis on a population-based sample revealed an effect size of 1.91 (95% CI 0.16-3.66) for systolic and 1.40 (95% CI 0.25-2.55) for diastolic blood pressure. We identified in-silico a potential binding site for ETS transcription-factors directly next to rs3918226, suggesting a potential modulation of eNOS expression. Biological evidence links eNOS with hypertension, as it is a critical mediator of cardiovascular homeostasis and blood pressure control via vascular tone regulation. This finding supports the hypothesis that there may be a causal genetic variation at this locus. PMID:22184326

  5. Morphology and endothelial function of microvessels in microvascular angina. With special reference to the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) before and after treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener

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    Akao, Hironobu [Kanazawa Medical Univ., Uchinada, Ishikawa (Japan)

    2000-03-01

    In patients with microvascular angina (MVA), we studied myocardial metabolic disturbance, morphological characteristics of microvessels and the presence or absence of the expression of eNOS before and after treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener. The study population consisted of 21 patients with MVA, and 8 patients with valvular disease and without ischemic lesions who served as the control. Myocardial metabolic disturbance was assessed by calculating the standardized uptake value (SUV) of {sup 18}FDG from glucose metabolism using nuclear imaging by {sup 18}FDG-PET, and quantitatively determining the severity of ischemia. Before treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener, {sup 18}FDG uptake was detected in all 21 patients (100%) with MVA, by fasting {sup 18}FDG-PET during rest. After treatment, improvement at the site of uptake was detected in 19 of the 21 patients (90.5%). Before treatment, SUV of all 21 patients was 1.43{+-}0.76 and, after treatment, SUV was 0.39{+-}0.17; a statistically significant improvement (p<0.001). Histologically, the right ventricular myocardial specimens obtained by biopsy were studied for morphological changes under light and electron microscopes. In all MVA patients, histological examination revealed severe narrowing of the lumen with marked thickening of the media and swelling and proliferation of the endothelial cells in many arterioles, most of which also showed thickening of the basement membrane in all MVA patients. Many capillary vessels also showed the appearance of medial smooth muscle cells and swelling and proliferating of endothelial cells, resulting in narrowing of the lumen. This narrowing is the likely cause of ischemia. The eNOS expression in the arterioles and capillaries was immnohistochemically determined in 11 of the 21 patients. Before treatment, the eNOS expression was barely observable. After treatment, it was increased markedly to a level similar to that of the controls. In conclusion, the eNOS expression in the

  6. Puruvana puruvanavana : [luuletused] / Eno Raud

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    Raud, Eno, 1928-1996

    2000-01-01

    Sisu: Puruvana puruvanavana ; Vetesell ; Pada ja katel ; Nääripäkapikk ; Vanapaar ; Mere peremees ; Lepamaim ; Kiilaspää kiilasjääl ; Tõugu unistus ; Naljatilk silk ; Muttide jalutuskäik ; Hiir lumes ; Kalakari salakaril ; Naljalammas ; Mesilastest ; Kure mure ; Voki laul karule ; Põrsalaul ; Kurk ja kõrvits ; Tuhk ja tina ; Õige pea ja vale pea ; Suu pea, puupea! ; Siga õuel

  7. Silicic acid in drinking water prevents age-related alterations in the endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation modulating eNOS and AQP1 expression in experimental mice: an immunohistochemical study.

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    Buffoli, Barbara; Foglio, Eleonora; Borsani, Elisa; Exley, Christopher; Rezzani, Rita; Rodella, Luigi Fabrizio

    2013-06-01

    The maintenance of endothelial integrity is of great importance in coping with age-related vascular alterations. Endothelium-derived nitric oxide is one of the various vasoactive substances able to regulate vascular tone and homeostasis, and whose decrease is known to be related with senescence in endothelial cells. There are reports on the efficacy of silicon, especially as silicic acid, in protecting vascular integrity during age-related vascular diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of supplementation of silicic acid in drinking water in the maintenance of vascular health in a mouse model of early physiological aging. In particular, we evaluated the relationship between Si supplementation and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression, taking into account also the aquaporin-1 (AQP-1) isoform that, as recently reported, seems to be involved in nitric oxide transport across cell membranes. Our results showed that silicic acid supplementation increased both eNOS and AQP-1 expression, suggesting that silicic acid modulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and aquaporin-1 could represent a potential strategy against age-related vascular senescence. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  8. Climatologia e variabilidade sazonal do número de ondas de calor e de frio no Rio Grande do Sul associadas ao ENOS Climatology and seasonal variability of the number of warm and cold waves in Rio Grande do Sul associated to ENOS

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    Mári Ândrea Feldman Firpo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investiga a variabilidade sazonal das ocorrências de ondas de frio e calor no Rio Grande do Sul e suas relações com os eventos El Niño e La Niña. Foram utilizados dados de 13 estações de superfície bem distribuídas pelo Estado, no período de 39 anos, compreendido entre 1967 e 2005. As relações entre ondas e ENOS foram obtidas a partir da análise de tabelas de contingência 2 x 2 para os meses centrais de cada estação do ano. A significância estatística foi avaliada através do teste exato de Fischer. Observou-se que a variabilidade sazonal das ondas de frio é diferente da variabilidade das ondas de calor. Ocorrem mais ondas de frio nos meses com as temperaturas mínimas mais baixas, e as ondas de calor têm comportamento mais heterogêneo. Na maioria das localidades, é em julho que as relações entre a ocorrência de ondas de calor e os eventos El Niño são mais significativas. Para La Niña e ondas de Frio, o mês com relações mais significativas foi abril. Em ambos os casos, nota-se que há defasagem entre a ocorrência dos eventos El Niño/La Niña e o seu impacto no surgimento de ondas de calor/frio.This work investigates the seasonal variability occurrence of cold and warm waves in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul and its relationships with El Niño and La Niña events. 39 years (1967-2005 temperature data series from 13 uniformly distributed meteorological stations over the State were used. The relationships between waves and ENOS were obtained from 2x2 contingence table analysis for the central months of each season. The statistical significance was evaluated using the Fisher exact test. It was observed that the seasonal variability of cold waves is different than the warm wave variability. There are more cold waves during the months with lowest minimum temperatures, and the warm waves have a more heterogeneous behavior. In most localities, the relationships between the occurrence of the warm

  9. Efeitos da atorvastatina e do polimorfismo T-786C do gene eNOS sobre parâmetros do metabolismo lipídico plasmático

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A atividade do óxido nítrico sintase endotelial (eNOS pode ser modulada pelo colesterol da lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL-C, estatinas ou polimorfismos, como o T-786C de eNOS. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar se o polimorfismo T-786C está associado a alterações nos efeitos da atorvastatina no perfil lipídico, nas concentrações de metabólitos de óxido nítrico (NO e da proteína C reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as. MÉTODOS: Trinta voluntários do sexo masculino, assintomáticos, com idade entre 18-56 anos foram genotipados e classificados de acordo com a ausência (TT, n = 15 ou presença (CC, n = 15 do polimorfismo. Eles foram selecionados aleatoriamente para a utilização de placebo e atorvastatina (10 mg/dia por 14 dias. Após cada tratamento foram medidos lípides, lipoproteínas, frações HDL2 e HDL3, atividade da proteína de transferência de colesteril éster (CETP, metabólitos de NO e PCR-as. RESULTADOS: As comparações entre genótipos após a administração de placebo mostraram aumento da atividade da CETP polimorfismo-dependente (TT, 12 ± 7; CC, 22 ± 12, p < 0,05. As análises da interação entre os tratamentos indicaram que a atorvastatina tem efeito sobre colesterol, LDL, nitrito e razões lípides/proteínas (HDL2 e HDL3 (p < 0,001 em ambos os genótipos. É interessante notar as interações genótipo/droga sobre a CETP (p < 0,07 e a lipoproteína (a [Lp(a] (p < 0,056, levando a uma diminuição limítrofe da CETP, embora sem afetar a Lp(a. A PRC-as não mostrou alterações. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem que o tratamento com estatinas pode ser relevante para a prevenção primária da aterosclerose em pacientes com o polimorfismo T-786C do eNOS, considerando os efeitos no metabolismo lipídico.

  10. Reduction of adhesion molecule production and alteration of eNOS and endothelin-1 mRNA expression in endothelium by Euphorbia hirta L. through its beneficial β-amyrin molecule.

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    Shih, Mei Fen; Cherng, Jong Yuh

    2014-07-18

    The inflammatory reaction in large blood vessels involves up-regulation of vascular adhesion molecules such as endothelial cell selectin (E-selectin), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM)-1, and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule (sICAM)-1. These vascular dysfunctions are associated with the development of atherosclerosis. β-Amyrin, an active component of Euphorbia hirta L., has potent anti-inflammatory effects. So far, its preventive effects against the expression of inflammatory mediator-induced adhesion molecules have not been investigated. Endothelial cells (SVEC4-10 cell line) were treated with 50% RAW conditioned media (i.e., normal SVEC4-10 culture media contains 50% of lipopolysaccharide-activated macrophage culture media) without or with β-amyrin (0.6 and 0.3 µM). The production levels of E-selectin, sICAM-1, and sVCAM-1 in the SVEC4-10 cells were measured with ELISA assay kits. Under the same treatment conditions, expression of endothelin (ET)-1 and endothelial type of NO synthase (eNOS) mRNA were analyzed by RT-PCR and agarose gel. With β-amyrin, the 50% RAW conditioned media-induced E-selectin, sICAM-1, and sVCAM-1 levels as well as ET-1 gene expression were all suppressed. β-Amyrin treatment also restored the 50% RAW conditioned media-suppressed eNOS mRNA expression. These data indicate that β-amyrin is potentially useful in preventing chronic inflammation-related vascular diseases.

  11. Effect of normalization of fasting glucose by intensified insulin therapy and influence of eNOS polymorphisms on the incidence of restenosis after peripheral angioplasty in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized, open-label clinical trial.

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    Piatti, Pier Marco; Marone, Enrico; Mantero, Manuela; Setola, Emanuela; Galluccio, Elena; Lucotti, Pietro; Shehaj, Ermal; Villa, Valentina; Perticone, Francesca; Venturini, Massimo; Palini, Alessio; Airoldi, Flavio; Faglia, Ezio; Del Maschio, Alessandro; Colombo, Antonio; Chiesa, Roberto; Bosi, Emanuele; Monti, Lucilla D

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    Primary objective was to evaluate whether an intensified insulin therapy (IIT) incorporating the target of normal fasting glucose and HbA1c levels could halve the incidence of restenosis/amputation/SCA/death at 6 months after peripheral angioplasty compared with standard care (SC) in patients with type 2 diabetes (DMT2) affected by critical limb ischemia (CLI). Forty-six consecutive patients with DMT2 and CLI were randomly assigned to a parallel, open-label study with IIT (basal-bolus glulisine + glargine administrations) or SC (glargine administration + oral antidiabetic drugs). A SNP of eNOS (rs753482-A>C) and circulating CD34(+) and CD34(+)KDR(+) progenitor cells were determined. At the end of the study, although HbA1c levels were lower in IIT than in SC (6.9 ± 1.3 % vs. 7.6 ± 1.2 %, p incidence of restenosis/amputation/SCA/death (52 and 65 %, respectively, odd ratio 0.59; CI 95 %: 0.21-1.62, p = 0.59). rs753482AC+CC as compared with rs753482AA increased the cumulative incidence of restenosis/amputation/SCA/death (79 and 42 %; odd ratio 5.3; CI 95 %: 1.41-19.5, p incidence of restenosis/amputation/SCA/death in DMT2 and CLI patients. These patients correspond to a class of fragile subjects at high risk of cardiovascular events, and new predictors of restenosis should be contemplated, such as of eNOS polymorphism, (rs753482-A>C SNP) and circulating endothelial progenitor cells.

  12. See kunst ei ela su korteri seinal! / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2009-01-01

    Kiasma näitus "Full House" (17.10.2008-18.01.2009) eksponeeris minimalistlikku kunsti. Näitus oli koostatud kunstikoguja Pentti Kouri kollektsiooni baasil, lisaks oli eksponaate Guggenheimi Muuseumist (New York)

  13. Skaalanihe : kunstnikud räägivad / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Kunstnikud tutvustavad Kumus avanäitusel eksponeeritud kunstiteoseid: Anssi Kasitonni "Jah-monstrum", Chris Evans "Radikaalne lojaalsus", Neeme Külm "Betooni valatud lehm", Cevdet Erek "Teine sild", Heli Ryhänen "Ootus", Hans Hammert "Õhupallikabel", Veronica Brovall "Lahutus", Karsten Konrad "Supersuziseacat", Anders Krüger "Mis silma alt ära, see unustatud", Tommy Stockel "Tulevaste asjade kuju"

  14. Teine nahk ehk Ornament ja meie / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Arhitekt Adolf Loosi suhtumine ornamenti ja nahakaunistustesse, tattoo tagasitulek käibesse läänes XX sajandi II poolel. EKA nahakunsti eriala diplomandi Kerstin Raidma lõputööst, mis sisaldas seeria levinumaid tätoveeringupiirkondi katvaid nahast ehteid, lühidalt sama eriala lõpetaja Agnetha Kurusoni lõputööst "Kest" ja lõputööde hinnetest

  15. Lasteaiad jäägu lastele / Hanno Pevkur

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    Pevkur, Hanno, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Tallinna volikogu liige selgitab, miks temas tekitab küsitavusi linnavalitsuse kava rajada Tallinnasse 100 uut mänguväljakut. Autor leiab, et mänguväljakud saab rajada kavandatust neli korda odavamalt ning nad peaksid jääma ainult lasteaedade laste kasutada

  16. Palverännak KK keskmesse II / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest kaasaegse kunsti näitusest Documenta XII Kasselis. Lühidalt 2002. a. toimunud Documenta XI, kuraator Okwui Enwezor. Algus vt.: Kunstipistik ja kummist naine I (Sirp, 2007, 12. oktoober, lk. 24)

  17. Various investigations in Tallinn and Harjumaa / Villu Kadakas, Hanno Nilov

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    Kadakas, Villu

    2004-01-01

    Eeluuringud Rataskaevu 22/Lühike Jalg 4 ; keskaegse eluhoone väljakaevamine Pirita Kloostri tee 12 ; veetrassi järelevalve Toompeal Kohtu t. 8 kinnistul ; eeluuringud Ristikangrumäe kalmeväljal Manniva külas ; eeluuringud Padise kloostri lõunatiivas ; kaevamised Sulevimägi 4/6 kinnistul ; järelevalve ja veetrassi kaevamine Pikk t. 33/35 ; kaevamised Lehmja asulakohal

  18. Ritter SPORT ja veresuhkur : kuraatori selgitus / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2002-01-01

    9. mail A. H. Tammsaare monumendi juures toimunud aktsioonist seeriast "Usupuhastus" (sümboolne arveteklaarimine ajaloolise olevikuga). Monumendi jalam oli kaetud roosa haakristikleepsuga märgistatud õuntega

  19. Hea tahte mängud Helsingis / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    3. ja 4. XII Kiasmas toimunud seminarist "Institutsioonid ruudus", mis tutvustas kümmet kaasaegse kunstiga tegelevat institutsiooni Euroopas ja nende uusi töömudeleid seminari, workshopide ja näituse abil. Eestit esindas Silva Lutsu sketsh Tellervo Kalleineni videos "In the Middle of the Movie", seminaril olid H. Soans, Reiu Tüür, Eve Kiiler

  20. Avalik konkurss ATV programmile / Hanno Soans, Marko Raat

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2000-01-01

    Helsingis 5.-28. V toimuvale Läänemere-äärsete linnade noorte kunstnike biennaalile 'ArtGenda 2000' kavatseb Tallinna töörühm (A. Kurg, I. Leht, M. Raat, H. Soans) minna oma koostatud teleprogrammiga 'Analoog TV'. Programmi koostamiseks oodatakse kunstnikelt video-reportaaže ning telesaaadete projekte (tähtaeg 21. IV). Eetrita televisiooni kontseptsioon.

  1. Asjade seis, viimane vaatus... / Anders Härm, Hanno Soans

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    Härm, Anders, 1977-

    2008-01-01

    Muutustest ühiskonnas ja vastuoludest kunstielus pärast kolme üheaegselt toimunud noortenäitust - Härmi-Soansi kureeritud "Uus laine. 21. sajandi Eesti kunstnikud", Non Grata "Uus laine. 21. sajandi kunst" ja Andres Lõo kureeritud "Pomo Sapiens"i, ka näituse kuraatorikontseptsioonidest, Non Grata juhtfiguuridest ja kriitikast

  2. Kahe venna suured ärid / Peeter Raidla, Hanno Tomberg

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    Raidla, Peeter, 1955-

    1997-01-01

    Ärimeestest vendade tegevus ja nende osalusega firmad: AS BKE, AS Eferelt, AS Standard, AS Kodax, Eesti Näituste AS, Expodi-Saini AS. Ilmunud ka: Molodjozh Estonii : Kupetsheskaja Gavan 11. apr. lk. 8

  3. Palgatöölise perspektiivid rahvusvahelises kunstis / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2010-01-01

    Töötemaatikat käsitlev rahvusvaheline näitus "Blue Collar Blues" Tallinna Kunstihoones 31. jaanuarini 2010, kuraator Anders Härm. Lähemalt Santiago Sierra (Hispaania), kunstnikeduo Kennedy Browne'i (Iirimaa) ja Francis Alÿs'e (Belgia, Mehhiko) töödest

  4. A multilevel prediction of physiological response to challenge: Interactions among child maltreatment, neighborhood crime, endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (eNOS), and GABA(A) receptor subunit alpha-6 gene (GABRA6).

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    Lynch, Michael; Manly, Jody Todd; Cicchetti, Dante

    2015-11-01

    Physiological response to stress has been linked to a variety of healthy and pathological conditions. The current study conducted a multilevel examination of interactions among environmental toxins (i.e., neighborhood crime and child maltreatment) and specific genetic polymorphisms of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (eNOS) and GABA(A) receptor subunit alpha-6 gene (GABRA6). One hundred eighty-six children were recruited at age 4. The presence or absence of child maltreatment as well as the amount of crime that occurred in their neighborhood during the previous year were determined at that time. At age 9, the children were brought to the lab, where their physiological response to a cognitive challenge (i.e., change in the amplitude of the respiratory sinus arrhythmia) was assessed and DNA samples were collected for subsequent genotyping. The results confirmed that complex Gene × Gene, Environment × Environment, and Gene × Environment interactions were associated with different patterns of respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity. The implications for future research and evidence-based intervention are discussed.

  5. Synthesis of lipidated eNOS peptides by combining enzymatic, noble metal- and acid-mediated protecting group techniques with solid phase peptide synthesis and fragment condensation in solution.

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    Machauer, R; Waldmann, H

    2001-07-02

    Lipid-modified proteins play decisive roles in important biological processes such as signal transduction, organization of the cytoskeleton, and vesicular transport. Lipidated peptides embodying the characteristic partial structures of their parent lipidated proteins and semisynthetic proteins synthesized from such peptides are valuable tools for the study of these biological phenomena. We have developed an efficient synthesis strategy that allows for the synthesis of long multiply lipidated peptides embodying various side chain functional groups. The strategy was successfully applied in the synthesis of the N-terminal undetrigintapeptide of endothelial NO-synthase and related lipopeptides. Key elements of the synthesis strategy are the combined use of the enzyme-labile para-phenylacetoxybenzyloxycarbonyl (PhAcOZ) urethane as N-terminal blocking group, the Pd0-sensitive allyl ester as C-terminal protecting function and acid-labile side chain protecting groups for solution-phase synthesis of labile S-palmitoylated building blocks under the mildest conditions with solid-phase techniques and solution-phase fragment condensations. The successful synthesis of the triply lipidated 29-mer eNOS peptide convincingly demonstrates the full capacity of the protecting group methods.

  6. Localization of the two constitutively expressed nitric oxide synthase isoforms (nNOS and eNOS) in the same cell types in the saccule maculae of the frog Rana pipiens by immunoelectron microscopy: evidence for a back-up system?

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    Heinrich, Ulf-Rüdiger; Lioudyno, Maria; Maurer, Jan; Mann, Wolf; Guth, Paul S; Förstermann, Ulrich

    2003-01-01

    There is growing evidence for a nitric oxide/cyclic GMP pathway of signal transduction in the vestibular system. Recently, two isoforms of nitric oxide (NO) synthase (nNOS and eNOS) and NO itself have been identified at the light microscopic level in the vestibulocochlear system of mice using specific antibodies and a new fluorescence indicator. In order to acquire more information about signal transduction and tissue modulation in this neuroepithelium at the cellular and subcellular levels, ultrathin sections of London Resin White-embedded saccule maculae of the frog Rana pipiens were incubated with various concentrations of commercially available antibodies to nNOS and eNOS. The immunoreactivity was visualized by a gold-labelled secondary antibody and the amount of the immunoreactions per microm2 was quantified for the different cell types and subcellular regions. Significant eNOS immunoreactivity was identified in the hair bundles, cuticular plates and the rest of the cytoplasm of the hair cells as well as in different subcellular regions of the supporting cells. Gold-labelled anti-nNOS antibodies stained mainly stereovilli and cuticular structures of hair cells and supporting cells, whereas the number of the immunoreactions in the remaining cytoplasm of both cell types was near the background level. The spatial co-localization of the two NOS isotypes in the same cell regions of hair cells and supporting cells was confirmed in double-labelling experiments. The immunocytochemical findings are suggestive of a redundant system in which one NOS isoform can (partially) replace the other. The different subcellular localization of the NOS isoforms may allow for isoform specific regulation of NOS activity by different Ca2+ currents at the subcellular level, underlining the importance of NO-regulated processes in neuroepithelia of the inner ear.

  7. Factors responsible for subclinical mastitis in cows caused by Staphylococcus chromogenes and its susceptibility to antibiotics based on bap, fnbA, eno, mecA, tetK, and ermA genes.

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    Bochniarz, M; Adaszek, Ł; Dzięgiel, B; Nowaczek, A; Wawron, W; Dąbrowski, R; Szczubiał, M; Winiarczyk, S

    2016-12-01

    The aim of this study was to recognize selected factors of virulence determining the adhesion of Staphylococcus chromogenes to cows' udder tissues in subclinical mastitis and to evaluate the susceptibility of this pathogen to antibiotics. The subjects of the study were 38 isolates of Staph. chromogenes from 335 samples of milk from cows with subclinical coagulase-negative staphylococci mastitis. Somatic cell count ranged between 216,000 and 568,000/mL of milk (average 356,000/mL of milk). We confirmed the ability to produce slime in 24 isolates (63.2%), and the ability to produce protease in 29 isolates (76.3%). In each slime-producing isolate, the bap gene was not found, and the fnbA and eno genes were not detected. In vitro tests showed that ceftiofur had the highest effectiveness against Staph. chromogenes (89.5% of susceptible isolates). Minimum inhibitory concentrations ranged from 0.06 to 2µg/mL for susceptible isolates. The minimum concentrations required to inhibit growth of 90 and 50% of the isolates for ceftiofur were at or below the cutoffs recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2 and 0.06µg/mL, respectively). A significant percentage of the isolates were susceptible to other β-lactam antibiotics: amoxicillin with clavulanic acid (84.2%) and ampicillin (81.6%). The lowest effectiveness among β-lactams was for penicillin (73.7% of susceptible isolates), and the minimum inhibitory concentration for penicillin ranged from <0.06 to 8µg/mL. None of the examined isolates had the mecA gene, but β-lactamase was detected in 4 isolates (10.5%). Erythromycin and oxytetracycline exhibited the lowest activity against Staph. chromogenes (71.1 and 63.2% of susceptible isolates, respectively). The genes tetK (6 isolates) and ermA (1 isolate) were also detected. Copyright © 2016 American Dairy Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Rulaga muuseumis : Maria Soomre ja Hanno Soans räägivad rulakultuurist ja kunstist : subkultuur / Maria-Kristiina Soomre, Hanno Soans

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    Soomre, Maria-Kristiina, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    Ka rulasõitjate kunstist (USA rulasõitja Ed Templeton, tema näitus "The Essencial Disturbance" Pariisi Palais de Tokyos), soome rulafotograaf Tuukka Kailast, kelle tööd on Kiasmas näitusel "Faster than History"

  9. El niño, oscilación del sur (ENOS, con relación a la transmisión de malaria, densidad y paridad de An. albimanus y An. darlingi (diptera: culicidae en dos regiones de Colombia

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    Ricardo Mantilla

    2000-02-01

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    Una fuerte asociación ha sido registrada entre los incrementos en la transmisiónas forzadas por el fenómeno El Niño. Entre las posibles explicaciones para esta asociación está el efecto del clima sobre la dinámica de población de vectores, por ejemplo, generando cambios en la densidad y en las tasas de sobrevivencia de la población, y en la cantidad y calidad de sitios de reproducción, como también a través de cambios en el período de incubación extrínseco del parásito dentro del vector. Con el propósito de evaluar la influencia de ENOS sobre la densidad y paridad de Anopheles albimanus y An. darlingi, y su relación con la transmisión de malaria, se realizó un estudio longitudinal en Chocó y Casanare. En cada área se seleccionaron dos localidades y se realizaron muestreos entomológicos durante una semana cada mes, desde finales de 1997 hasta 1999. Este período cubrió los eventos El Niño 1997 -1998 y La Niña 1998 - 2000. En las localidades de Chocó se observó un importante incremento en el número de casos de malaria durante el evento ENOS, asociado con la temperatura. No se observó una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre los casos de malaria y la precipitación o la humedad relativa. La relación entre el incremento de malaria durante El Niño y las variables entomológicas no fue evidente. La densidad y paridad de ambas especies de vectores fluctuaron durante el período de estudio y no se encontró una asociación significativa entre estas variables y los factores climáticos como la temperatura. La precipitación y la humedad relativa. La densidad de larvas de An. albimanus fluctuó durante el estudio, y mostró altas densidades alrededor de julio - agosto. No se observó asociación entre la densidad de larvas con la densidad de adultos o las variables climáticas. El efecto del evento ENOS sobre las poblaciones de vectores

  10. Composición y abundancia de artrópodos epígeos del Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe: impactos del ENOS de 1997 y efectos del hábitat pedológico Abundance and composition of epigean arthropods from Llanos de Challe National Park: impacts of ENSO-1997 and effects of the pedological habitat

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    Full Text Available Mediante el uso de trampas de intercepción, se estudió el efecto de la precipitación y el tipo de hábitat sobre la denso-actividad del ensamble de artrópodos epígeos _en particular Tenebrionidae_ del Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe. Este parque está ubicado en el desierto costero transicional de Chile, en la III Región de Atacama. Los muestreos se realizaron durante tres días por mes (septiembre, octubre y diciembre en el período de máxima actividad biológica del sistema y en los años 1989 (año no-ENOS seco, 1997 (año ENOS intenso y 2000 (año no-ENOS húmedo. En las comparaciones se utilizaron dos sitios pedológicamente contrastantes: un hábitat dunario costero y un hábitat pedregoso interior. Se registró la presencia de 15 órdenes de Arthropoda. Los hexápodos constituyeron > 95 % del total de los especímenes capturados (9.065 individuos, siendo Collembola (36,1 % y Coleoptera (29,8 % los órdenes con mayor representatividad numérica. El número de órdenes con representantes activos varió ligeramente entre años: 13 órdenes se registraron en 1989 (44 % de precipitación bajo el promedio, 15 en 1997 (443 % sobre el promedio y 11 en 2000 (52 % sobre el promedio. El efecto del evento ENOS se reflejó claramente en la contribución numérica en la mayoría de los taxa registrados. Aunque más sutilmente, este efecto también se reflejó en la composición del ensamble de taxa dominantes y entre hábitat pedológicos, particularmente con Tenebrionidae y Formicidae. Especialmente en las dunas costeras, Tenebrionidae dominó claramente el ensamble de artrópodos epígeos, siendo Gyriosomus Guérin-Méneville el género más diverso y abundante. La dominancia de Gyriosomus plantea un conjunto de interrogantes respecto de su nivel de endemismo, diversidad y distribución de sus especies, y el papel funcional de estas en el ecosistema estudiadoBy using pitfall traps, the effects of rainfall and habitat type on the denso

  11. High-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometric identification of dibenzylbutyrolactone-type lignans: insights into electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric fragmentation of lign-7-eno-9,9'-lactones and application to the lignans of Linum usitatissimum L. (Common Flax).

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    Schmidt, Thomas J; Alfermann, A Wilhelm; Fuss, Elisabeth

    2008-11-01

    In continuation of our studies into the mass spectrometric detection of natural lignans and their identification in complex mixtures such as crude plant extracts, the electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric (ESI-MS/MS) fragmentation of Delta(7,8)-unsaturated dibenzylbutyrolactone-type lignans (lign-7-eno-9,9'-lactones) was studied in detail. It is demonstrated that the characteristic fragmentation allows unambiguous identification including distinction between constitutional isomers. These lignans containing an alpha,beta-unsaturated lactone structure exist as equilibrium mixtures of E- and Z-isomers indistinguishable by mass spectrometry, but it is shown that chromatographic retention time can be used to distinguish between the isomeric forms. Based on these observations, re-analysis of the dichloromethane extract obtained from flowering aerial parts of Linum usitatissimum L. by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/ESI-MS/MS led to the identification of eighteen lignans of these types (five lignano- and one lignenolactone previously reported along with five further lignano- as well as seven lignenolactones hitherto unreported for this plant). The simultaneous identification of eighteen different lignans in the complex matrix of a crude plant extract by a single analysis demonstrates the potential of this method, which will certainly lead to new insights into the lignan composition and metabolism of different Linum species and many other plants.

  12. Reportaaž välitöödelt / Hanno Soans

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    2011-01-01

    NU Performance Festival IV: Külalislahkusest / On Hospitality Tallinnas Viru hotellis 7.-10.11. 2011, kuraatorid Silke Bake ja Peter Stamer (Saksamaa). Lähemalt rühmituse deepblue (Heine Rødal Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki) etendusest "Field Works - hotel", grupi toxic dreams (Yosi Wanunu, Michael Strohmann) õhtusöök-performance'ist, 10 kunstniku etendusest "The Love Piece", kanadalaste trupi PME-ART-i etendusest "Külalislahkus 3: individualism oli viga"

  13. Kollaaž ja kontekst. Robert Rumase liiklusmärgid Tallinnas / Hanno Soans

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    2004-01-01

    Sekkuv kunst. Poola kunstniku Robert Rumase (1966) rahvusvahelisest kunstiprojektist "Linnamanöövrid", Kai Kaljo videost "One way to see America", Krzysztof Wodicko "Kodutute projektsioonist" ja New York City Unioni väljaku ümberkorraldamisest

  14. Vähemuste kaudu jõuab kunstnik valgustuseni / Hanno Soans

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    2011-01-01

    Tallinna Kunstihoone galeriis 12. juunini 2011 avatud mustlasjuurtega prantsuse videokunstniku Jean-Charles Hue' näitusest "Tattoo Fight", kuraator Harry Liivrand. Kunstnik on tundnud huvi yéniche'i mustlaste ja Tijuana mehhiklaste elumudeli vastu

  15. Kaasaegse kunsti muuseum suurendab panuseid - Köler Prize / Hanno Soans

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    2011-01-01

    Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseumi loodud kaasaegse kunsti preemiast. 6. juunini EKKM-is avatud Köler Prize 2011 nominentide - Dénes Kalev Farkas, Tõnis Saadoja, Timo Toots, Sigrid Viir, Jevgeni Zolotko - näitusest

  16. Reaction mechanism of catalytic reduction of NO by urea. Nyoso ni yoru sesshoku dassho hanno kiko

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    Tachi, T.; Kato, A.; Yamashita, H. (Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1992-08-10

    Discussion was given on NH[sub 3] substituting reducing agents used in contact reduction process for NO[sub x] discharged from fossil fuels. The selected reducing agents are odorless and highly stable urea, cianuric acid, meramine, and biuret. An MoO[sub 2]carried TiO[sub 2]catelyst was used. The experiment was performed at a temperature ranging from 250[degree]C to 500[degree]C and a space velocity from 1000 h[sup [minus]1] to 120000 h[sup [minus]1] using simulated discharge gases. The findings from the experiment are summarized as follows: All of the reducing agents showed denitration capability equivalent to that with NH[sub 3]; discussions of reaction amount theory on highly practicable urea revealed that the urea and NO react at a molar ratio of 1:2; the urea is hydrolyzed into NH[sub 3] and CO[sub 3] under the presence of steam, and the generated NH[sub 3]involves in the denitrating reaction; catalyst surface adsorption species were discussed using FT-IR, whereas the catalyst contacted with vaporized urea exhibited NH[sub 4][sup +] specie on Bronsted acid site. The specie disappeared when NO was flown through. The result suggests that NO reacts with the NH[sub 3] adsorption specie generated on the catalyst. 6 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Arhiivi optiline alateadvus : kunstniku töö ja kuraatoritöö / Hanno Soans

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    2000-01-01

    Moderna Museetis eksponeeritud šoti kunstniku Douglas Gordoni filmiinstallatsioonist, kus kuraatori ülesande võtnud kunstnik esitas läbilõike arhiivist ja visualiseeris ühe võimaluse selle lugemiseks. Eesti Kunstimuuseumis Eha Komissarovi kureeritud näitusest 'XX sajandi kunstniku mälestuseks' (kujundaja Jaan Toomik), mille esmane ülesanne oli arhiivi elustamine

  18. Kunstipistik ja kummist naine I : palverännakud KK keskmesse / Hanno Soans

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    2007-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest kaasaegse kunsti näitusest Documenta, reisist Kasselisse, 1997. a. toimunud X Documentast (kuraator Catherine David), Fredericianumis eksponeeritud Jean Baudrillard'i fotonäitusest. Järg: Palverännak KK keskmesse II (Sirp, 2007, 26. oktoober, lk. 24)

  19. Internal Structure and Photodegradation of Oriental Lacquer Film; Urushitomaku no naibukozo to korekka hanno

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    Watanabe, Osamu. [Fukushima Technology Center, Fukushima (Japan). Material Technology Department; Nagai, Katsutoshi. [Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan). Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    1999-01-10

    The formation of molecular aggregates of reversed micelles in lacquer tree paint assumed from the molecular structure of urushiol was invesigated using electron probe microanalyzer. Results of the microanalysis on lacquer tree paint film containing Fe ions showed that aggregates of reversed micelle structure are formed in KUROME-process and curing. The photodegradatin of lacquer tree paint films cured under various conditions was also studied fromthe variations of IR spectrum, oxygen content, and exothermic heat with exposure time. Results obtained supported the formation of reversed micelles in the lacquer tree paint flims. In addition, measurements made in the present study were found to provide informations useful for estimating the initial sta of photodegration. (author)

  20. Surface photo reaction processes using synchrotron radiation; Hoshako reiki ni yoru hyomenko hanno process

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    Imaizumi, Y. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute for Materials Research; Yoshigoe, A. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Urisu, T. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan). Institute for Molecular Science

    1997-08-20

    This paper introduces the surface photo reaction processes using synchrotron radiation, and its application. A synchrotron radiation process using soft X-rays contained in electron synchrotron radiated light as an excited light source has a possibility of high-resolution processing because of its short wave length. The radiated light can excite efficiently the electronic state of a substance, and can induce a variety of photochemical reactions. In addition, it can excite inner shell electrons efficiently. In the aspect of its application, it has been found that, if radiated light is irradiated on surfaces of solids under fluorine-based reaction gas or Cl2, the surfaces can be etched. This technology is utilized practically. With regard to radiated light excited CVD process, it may be said that anything that can be deposited by the ordinary plasma CVD process can be deposited. Its application to epitaxial crystal growth may be said a nano processing application in thickness direction, such as forming an ultra-lattice structure, the application being subjected to expectation. In micromachine fabricating technologies, a possibility is searched on application of a photo reaction process of the radiated light. 5 refs., 6 figs.

  1. Dissipative structure of mechanically stimulated reaction; Kikaiteki reiki hanno ni okeru san`itsu kozo

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    Hida, M. [Okayama Univ., Okayama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1994-12-20

    Recently various studies have been conducted concerning the state changes of materials obtained through mechanical alloying (MA) or mechano-chemical (MC) processing. What is noticeable is the quasi-steady state of almost all the materials obtained through various processes including MA and MC, and that the super cooling, supersaturating and high residue distortion realized under unbalanced conditions have not been clarified. In other words, the tracing capability to the external binding conditions is low. In this report, the appearance of the high temperature phase and high pressure phase obtained through MA or MC processing, the forming of amorphous, the mesomerism of the amorphous materials, the interesting phenomena generated by combination between the mechanical disturbance and chemical reactions were discussed with concrete examples, and a steady dissipative organization theory was approached from the viewpoint of dissipative structure development which is equal to the forming process of the quasi-steady phase. 34 refs., 2 figs.

  2. Klubi "Spirit" = Club Spirit / Hanno Soans ; tõlk. Liisi Ojamaa

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    2000-01-01

    Eesti klubikultuurist 1990-ndatel. Klubi "Spirit" kujundusest. Sisearhitektid Tarmo Piirmets, Martti Siimann. Arhitekt Jüri Irik Arhitektuuribüroost Ehala & Irik. Projekt ja klubi valmis 2000. Flaierid kujundas Aadam Kaarma. 10 ill. Vaated, korruste plaanid

  3. Tee bändi nagu kunstiteost, tee kunsti nagu jam session'it / Hanno Soans

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    2009-01-01

    3. "NU Performance'i" festival "Recycle Pop" Kanuti gildis 11.-14. novembrini 2009. Kuraatorid Anders Härm ja Priit Raud. Norra Baktruppeni, rootslanna Catti Brandeliuse, prantslanna Carole Douillard'i, Andres Lõo, Maria Arusoo & Maria Juure, Erkki Luugi, Marco Laimre, Raul Kelleri, Kati Ilvese ja Killu Sukmiti esinemisest

  4. Le ultime tecnologie hanno aiutato i primi soccorsi alla Costa Concordia

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    2012-04-01

    Thanks to the Geomatics, the Costa Concordia operations are conducted in conditions of extreme security to protect both the lives of rescue workers and the delicate environment.All technologies involved (Lidar, Multibeam, GNSS, INS, ecc…, while having a primary role in real life, have always worked quietly behind the scenes.

  5. Kunstnikud käivad katuseid mööda / Hanno Soans

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    2010-01-01

    Näitus "Linna kohal" Tallinna Linnagaleriis 19. septembrini 2010. Osalevad Anu Vahtra, Johnson & Johnson, Timo Toots, Claudia Doms, Mikk Heinsoo, Urmo Mets, Marit Ilison. Kuraatorid Kadri Klementi ja Helis Teiter. Näituse teemaks on linnamajade kasutamata katusepinnad

  6. Autosolvent effect of bitumen in thermal cracking; Netsubunkai hanno ni okeru bitumen no jiko yobai koka

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    Mikuni, M.; Sato, M.; Hattori, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology; Nagaishi, H.; Sasaki, M.; Yoshida, T. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Tar sand bitumen is petroleum-based ultra-heavy oil, and has a great amount of reserve like coal. However, there are still a lot of problems for its highly effective utilization. This paper discusses whether the light components in bitumen show independent behavior during the thermal cracking of heavy components, or not. Solvent effect and reaction mechanism during the thermal cracking are also derived from the change of their chemical structures. Athabasca tar sand bitumen was separated into light and heavy fractions by vacuum distillation based on D-1660 of ASTM. Mixtures of the both fractions at various ratios were used as samples. Negative effect of the light fraction on cracking of the heavy fraction was observed with dealkylation and paraffin formation Polymerization of the dealkylated light fraction to the heavy fraction was suggested due to lack of hydrogen in the thermal cracking under nitrogen atmosphere, which resulted in the formation of polymer. 3 refs., 6 figs.

  7. Kaval-Ants ja Vanapagan : [luuletused] / Eno Raud

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    Raud, Eno, 1928-1996

    2001-01-01

    Sisu : Kaval-Ants ja Vanapagan ; Aida ust valvamas ; Vanapaar ; Pada ja katel ; Voki laul karule ; Laisk laiskloom ; Soovitus ; Käbi käbinäbi ; Mitmesugused lapsed ; Päevavaras ; Vaba rabakana ; Vetesell ; Padakonna konnavada ; Mis saiast sai? ; Siili nohu; Lõunatuul õunapuul ; Käo kukkumine ; Vankrisõit

  8. Erakondade valimisraha tekitab kahtlusi / Eno-Gerrit Link, Riina Kuru

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    Link, Eno-Gerrit

    2002-01-01

    Reformierakonna poliitilised oponendid Pärnus kahtlustavad, et 1999. a. kohalike omavalitsuste valimiste ajal oli Reformierakonna sponsoriks mõni firma, näiteks AS Pärnu Sadam. Tabel: Raha erakonnale. Kommenteerivad Väino Linde, Liia Hänni. Parlamendisaadik

  9. Challenge to unique researches; Unique na kenkyu eno challenge

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    Kato, M. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-10

    Mr. Takashi Tachibana, a critic, enumerates two reasons for why the U.S.A. is maintaining the high research level. One is the U.S. research institution in which foreigners can perform their actions freely. Another is the American frontier spirit that evaluates highly the challenge to new things. In the fields where the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry of Japan has achieved world-wide excellent accomplishments, many are the cases in which foreign researchers participate and work actively as the visiting researchers or the Science and Technology Agency (STA) fellows. In the latter case, the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry has introduced since a few years ago a system in which challenges can be made on unique researches that the researchers can draw their inspirations by themselves. Results are beginning to appear in several subjects, including the environmental hormone measuring method utilizing biotechnology. The 21st century requires solution of different problems in the electric power business, such as energy and environment issues. It would become increasingly important to work positively on creative and advanced researches and further strengthen the research power as the base for problem solution under the internationally opened research institution where first-class researchers inside and outside the country will get together. (NEDO)

  10. NC application to production site; Seisan genba eno NC oyo

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    2000-01-10

    Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. built for and delivered to the Shinto plant of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a manufacturing process management system with NC (network computer) used as an on-site client. This is a core system for manufacturing in the unified logistics plan of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., and constituted of five servers and about 200 NC client terminals. The on-site client terminals require (1) environmental resistance, (2) easiness of maintenance, and (3) reduction in maintenance control operations, for example. For these requirements, the system employed on-site client terminals by using the features of NC such as (1) it excels in the environmental resistance because of no magnetic disk device and (2) it reduces maintenance and maintenance control operations because of the unified management of software by the servers. Expected from now on are a number of NC applications to manufacturing sites having similar requirements. (translated by NEDO)

  11. Influences by shape of flaws in supersonic test. Choonpa tansho ni okeru kekkan keijo no eikyo

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    Sumiya, Y. (Shizuoka Industrial Research Institute, Shizuoka (Japan)); Shimada, Y. (Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Shizuoka (Japan))

    1992-07-01

    For the purpose of detecting the shape of flaws in aluminum diecasting products using a supersonic flaw detector, a study was carried out to relate the frequency and focal distance of the probe to the shape of flaws, the influence of surface roughness and the size of surface insensitive zone. The resolution of flaw detection is worsened as the focal distance of the probe is made larger and the frequency is made lower. Whereas no difference is found between flat flaw and drill hole flaw at 5MHz frequency, the difference becomes larger with the increase of frequency. In drill hole flaws, reflection from the drill shoulder part is also detected, generating scatter in detected flaws. In spherical flaws, the reflection from its top section alone is generated, making the detected flaw small. In plane flaws, the flaw is detected in the same size as the actual one. The influence of surface roughness becomes larger as the probe frequency is made higher and the attenuation of reflection echo from the flaw is increased as the surface roughness is greater. No relation is found between focal distance and surface roughness. The area of a surface insensitive zone becomes smaller as the frequency is increased and the minimum area of surface insensitive zone is 0.5mm. 10 figs.

  12. Application of distributed control system to power generator controlling system; Hatsudenki seigyokei eno bunsanseigyo hoshiki eno tekiyo

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    Morioka, Y. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    1999-05-10

    The method to apply a distributed control system to power generator controlling systems has been studied, where the distributed control is based on the H infinitive control for a multi-machine system as the model for the whole system to be controlled. The digital simulation was also conducted to verify the system. In the distributed control system, one generator is taken as one sub-system and the portions representing its interactions with other generators are taken as disturbances to the generator in question, because the H infinitive control is used. It is designed to stabilize the system from the disturbances by applying the disturbance-preventing control of the H infinitive control. The digital simulation was conducted for a 3-machine loop system and system with 5 machines connected in series. It is confirmed that the proposed method shows better controllability than the conventional one, securing robustness to changed system conditions and synergistic effects when applied to plural machines. (NEDO)

  13. Study on solar chemical heat pump system. Basic experiment on falling film reaction for dehydrogenation of 2-propanol; Solar chemical heat pump no kenkyu. 2-propanol bunkai hanno ni okeru ryuka ekimakushiki hanno jikken

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    Doi, T.; Ando, Y.; Tanaka, T.; Takashima, T. [Electrochemical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Nomura, T.; Kamoshida, J. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    An experiment and the examination were carried out in order to elucidate the optimum conditions in the falling liquid film reaction method, in the conversion of solar energy using the decomposition reaction of 2-propanol. The device for the experiment was constituted of a reaction container, tubular pump, cooling pipe, sampling container for effluent from the upper and lower part of the reaction container, and gas burette. Examined in the experiment were various factors such as a fibrous activated carbon (catalyst support), ratio for carrying catalyst, catalytic composition and heating temperature. In the experiment, with the temperature inside the reaction container fully stabilized under prescribed conditions, measurement was done for the hydrogen generation by the gas burette for 10 minutes as well as for the sampling of effluent. The experiment revealed that the heat utilization ratio reached the maximum of about 27% when the heating temperature was 90{degree}C using a catalyst with the ratio of RU and Pt 1 to 1 and the ratio for carrying catalyst 10wt%, so that a great improvement was obtained in the heat utilization ratio at a low temperature. Also obtained was a large inversion ratio of about 15%. 4 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs.

  14. Aluminium castings with high particle volume fraction by reactive infiltration; Hanno yoshin ni yoru kotaisekiritsu no ryushi fukugo aluminium imono

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    Tsujikawa, M.; Ayukawa, S.; Kawamoto, M. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Hino, M. [Okayama Prefectural Industrial Technology Center, Okayama (Japan)

    1998-03-25

    Study was made on reactive infiltration for improving a wear resistance by forming a high-density Al2O3 layer on Al alloy surface. Heating of a mixture of SiO2 and Al over activation energy produces Al2O3 and Si by thermit type exothermic reaction. In experiment, a proper mixture of Al powder of 10{mu}m in mean size and 99.9% in purity, and amorphous SiO2 particles of 150{mu}m in mean size was used together with zinc stearate of 2mass%. A green compact of 10mm diameter and 12mm high was prepared by compressing the above mixed powder, and placed at a position in a mold corresponding to concerned casting surface. Molten Al-12%Si alloy was poured into the mold at a proper temperature after preheating, and held in a furnace at a fixed temperature before air cooling. Al casting with Al2O3 particles of net 44vol% in its surface layer was thus obtained by using the compact of 70vol%SiO2 particles. Compressed thermit powder of 50vol%SiO2 could reduce a porosity to 6.2% under the atmospheric pressure. The dispersion tendency of fine Al2O3 particles was observed by holding molten alloy. 8 refs., 9 figs.

  15. Technology to coat ceramics in bent tubes using reactive bonding process. Hanno yuchakuho ni yoru magarikannai ceramics coating gijutsu

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    Sata, N. (Government Industrial Research Institute, Tohoku, Sendai (Japan))

    1989-12-15

    This paper describes a technology to coat ceramics in bent tubes with thick wall using a reactive bonding process. This method utilizes thermit reaction to solidify and bond molten ceramics produced simultaneously with the reaction on metal surface of iron tube interior. To apply the method to bent tubes, an experiment was carried out using a device that can set rotation speeds to appropriate values. In this case, difference in lengths between outer and inner circumference of a bent tube causes the reaction interface to incline to the inner circumference as the reaction interface descends. To solve this problem, a method was devised that thermit agents with different reactive propagation rates are filled from the inner circumference toward the outer circumference to make the layer triple or double. The thermit agents were filled so that the reactive propagation rate on the central circumference of each layer increases on the outer circumference. This has resulted in making possible to form thick ceramic coating adequately and easily even in tubes with large curvature. 5 figs.

  16. Investigation on development of advanced materials by solvothermal technique; Sorubo thermal hanno riyo senshin zairyo kaihatsu ni kansuru chosa

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    1996-03-01

    Solvothermal reaction is reaction under high temperature and high pressure, which is expected to fabricate new functional materials. In this study, the materials are classified into two fields, i.e., inorganic materials, metals and their composites and organic materials and their composites. The current status of R and D of production and processing technology in each field is surveyed and the prospect of it is discussed. For the inorganic materials, metals and their composites, it is explained that very fine metal oxide particles, complex oxides, single crystals, whiskers, compounds with layer structure, metastable compounds, ion conductors and catalysts with high ability could be produced only by controlling the solvothermal reactions in atomic order. For the organic materials and their composites, surveyed results of the solvothermal technique using non-aqueous solutions are mainly provided. The necessity of a national project for researches on the solvothermal reactions is proposed from the viewpoint of resource, environment and energy. 777 refs., 38 figs., 26 tabs.

  17. Polymerization using enzyme catalyst. New methodology for polymer synthesis; Koso shokubai wo mochiiru jugo hanno. Kobunshi gosei no shinshuho

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    Uyama, H. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-02-01

    Currently the enzyme has a position as a general catalyst for an organic polymerization. On the other hand in the polymer synthesis (enzyme catalyst polymerization) using enzyme catalyst, by making the most of the distinctive feature of the enzyme, a synthesis of the polymer with a high selectivity or a novel structure, which were too difficult to be synthesized by the conventional method, is expected. Although the polymerization reaction by an enzyme catalyst centering around a synthesis of the oligoester as well has been reported so far, many reactions out of them proceed also by the chemical catalyst besides the enzyme. Recently for example like a chemical synthesis of the cellulose, a reaction being able to be called a real enzyme catalyst polymerization making the most of the distinctive feature of an enzyme was reported. In addition a synthesis of the optical active polyester with an optical purity of 95 % is reported utilizing the asymmetric recognizing ability of an enzyme. In this paper a new technique of the polymer synthesis is introduced centering around a synthesis of the polyaromatics and polyester by the enzyme catalyst polymerization the authors have developed. 17 refs., 1 fig.

  18. Study on thermochemical liquefaction of biomass feedstocks; Biomass genryo no yuka hanno tokusei ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu

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    1997-02-10

    Liquefaction is applied to various biomass wastes and unused biomass to study characteristics of the liquefaction in each case. The paper described the system of the conversion and use of biomass into energy, conducted the positioning of the liquefaction, and outlined a history of the liquefaction chemistry and the study. To obtain basic data of characteristics of the liquefaction of various biomass raw materials, the liquefaction was conducted changing operational factors for the purpose of clarifying the product distribution of oil and by-products and oil properties. A comprehensive consideration was made of the liquefaction based on basic data and literature reports on the liquefaction of various biomass. From the above-mentioned studies, it was concluded that the energy can be recovered in a form of oil by applying the liquefaction to various biomass materials. A series of the study clarified effects of various operational factors on characteristics of the liquefaction as well as effects of classification of biomass materials and composition of the materials on characteristics of the liquefaction. 141 refs., 78 figs., 56 tabs.

  19. Oil production from water hyacinth by thermochemical liquefaction. Netsukagaku hanno ni yoru hoteiaoi kara no oil no seizo

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    Minowa, T.; Dote, Y.; Ogi, T.; Yokoyama, S. (National Institute of Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan))

    1994-03-25

    This paper reports the result of a liquefaction experiment on water hyacinth for oil production. Water hyacinth with water content of 85% is put into a reaction vessel, and air in the vessel was displaced with nitrogen gas, which was pressurized and heated to predetermined pressure and temperature, and held for one hour. The paper describes the result as follows: the reaction products are separated into gas, aqueous solution(water phase), oil, and solid residue; the oil yield increases with the rise in reaction temperature, reaching about 20% (on the basis of organic matters in the water hyacinth) at 325[degree]C; and at a reaction temperature of 300[degree]C, the calorific value, viscosity, and element composition are in the order of 33 KJ/g and 10,000 mPa[center dot]s, carbon at about 70%, hydrogen at about 10%, nitrogen at about 6%, and the remainder being oxygen, respectively. Further, it was found that addition of Na2CO3 does not contribute to improving the oil yield, and that about half of the nitrogen that is fixed in the water hyacinth transfers to water phase, and majority of phosphor to solid residue. 10 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Mechanical stimulated reaction of metal/polymer mixed powders; Kinzoku/kobunshi kongo funmatsu no kikaiteki reiki hanno

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    Tobita, M.; Sakakibara, A.; Takemoto, Y. [Okayama University, Okayama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Iwabu, H. [Kurare Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1999-12-15

    Mechanical grinding (MG) with mechanically stimulated reaction was performed on metal/polymer mixed powders. The starting materials used in this study were the metals of Mg, Ti and Mg{sub 2}Ni powders, arid polymer of PTFE, PVC and PE powders. The MG process was investigated using XRD, IR, SEM and TEM. According to XRD results, magnesium fluoride (MgF{sub 2}, TiF{sub 2}) and chloride (MgCl{sub 2}) were detected from MG products of the Mg/PTFE, Ti/PTFE and Mg/PVC blending systems, respectively. Explosive reaction was found during MG of both Mg/PTFE and Ti/PTFE. It was also confirmed by XRD results that the production of MgF{sub 2} had already been formed just before the explosive reaction in Mg/PTFE system. It was found from IR analysis that C-C single bond in the polymers, not only both in PTFE and PVC but also in PE, changed to double bond C=C. Hydrogen produced due to decomposition of PE on blending Mg{sub 2}Ni/PE was absorbed into C-Mg{sub 2}Ni-H as amorphous solutes. These mechanically stimulated reaction was powerful method for decomposition of engineering plastics. (author)

  1. Electronic excitation and deexcitation of atoms and molecules in nonequilibrium plasmas; Hiheiko plasma chu no denshi reiki ryushi hanno katei

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    Shimamori, H. [Fukui University of Technology, Fukui (Japan)

    1997-05-20

    Regarding excitation and deexcitation due to collision of electrons and deexcitation due to collision of baryons in nonequilibrium plasma, explanation is made about the general characteristics of the elementary processes involving their formation and disappearance and about the prediction of their sectional areas and velocity constants. As for the process of the formation of excited atoms and molecules by collision of electrons, it may be divided into the direct excitation in the ground state, excitation and light emission toward the resonance state, reexcitation and transformation of excited particles, recombination of electrons and positive atomic ions, and dissociation and recombination of electrons and positive molecular ions. As for the process of the disappearance of excited particles, there exist various courses it may follow, and it is quite complicated because it is dependent on the types of particles involved and the conditions the process proceeds under. Although the skeleton has been built of the theory of derivation of the sectional area of excitation due to collision of electrons and atoms/molecules, yet it is accurate enough only when applied to simple atomic/molecular systems, is far from satisfying in general, and is to be augmented by data from future experiments. 22 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Hot dog, mis kallab iseendale ketšupit = A hot dog that dresses itself with ketchup / Hanno Soans

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    Ringkäik "Tallinna Fotokuu 2015" programmi kesksel näitusel "Prosu(u)mer" Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseumis. Prosumer'i mõistest. Näitus avab vastastikku parasiteerivaid suhteid tootjate ja tarbijate vahel ning harutab lahti autori ja kasutaja segunenud rolle. Eestlastest osaleb Liina Siib

  3. Hydroconversion of aromatic hydrocarbons with iron sulfates catalysts; Ryusan tetsukei shokubai ni yoru hokozoku kagobutsu no suiso tenkan hanno

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    Ogata, E.; Horie, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Saito, I.; Ukegawa, K. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan); Nishijima, A. [Kochi Prefecture Industrial Technology Center, Kochi (Japan)

    1997-10-30

    In order to develop the suitable catalyst for hydroconversion of coal and heavy materials, possibility of high quality catalyst production from iron sulfates was pursued on the hydroconversion of 1-methylnaphthalene(1-MN) and 4-(1-naphthylmethyl)bibenzyl(NMBB) with iron sulfates in the absence and presence of sulfur(S) at 350degC. Catalystic activity of ferrous sulfate was very low in the absence of S. The activity of ferrous sulfate was dramatically increased with addition of enough S for the hydrogenation of 1-MN and hydrocracking of NMBB. The activity of ferric sulfate, however, did not increase with addition of S. Ferrous sulfate is revealed one of useful catalyst precursors for hydroconversion of heavy aromatic hydrocarbons. 5 refs., 4 tabs.

  4. Coal Liquefaction characteristics and chemical structure of product oil; Sekitan ekika hanno tokusei to seiseibutsu no kagaku kozo

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    Endo, H.; Sato, M.; Chiba, T.; Hattori, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology; Sasaki, M. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Through the hydrogenolysis of Wandoan coal and Tanito Harum coal which are used for the NEDOL process, differences of liquefaction characteristics between them were found. The purpose of this study is to grasp these differences as differences of chemical structures of oil fractions. The compound type analysis was conducted for oil fractions obtained at varied reaction temperature for varied reaction time. Coal liquefaction characteristics of these coals were discussed by relating oil yields and chemical structures. For Tanito Harum coal, yields of gas and oil were considered to be lower than those for Wandoan coal, which reflected that the contents of partially hydrogenated hydroaromatics in oil fraction from the former were lower than those from the latter, and that the remarkable change of composition did not occur with the progress of the reaction. For both the coals, the remarkable changes in the average molecular weight of oil fraction were not observed with the progress of the reaction. While, the content of methane gradually increased with the progress of the reaction, which suggested that oil was gradually dealkylated. 5 figs.

  5. Studies on characteristics of fluid dynamics in the coal liquefaction reactor; Sekitan ekika hanno tonai no ryudo tokusei

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    Sakawaki, K.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tachikawa, N.; Moki, T.; Ishikawa, I. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    To design the coal liquefaction reactor of large scale plant in future, it is important to understand characteristics of fluid dynamics within the coal liquefaction reactor. In this study, to measure the fluid dynamics of liquid phase within the coal liquefaction reactor operated under high temperature and high pressure coal liquefaction condition, neutron attenuating tracer (NAT) technique, one of the tracer test methods, was applied using 1 t/d coal treating PSU. The residence time of liquid phase within the reactor can be measured by utilizing property of neutron of being absorbed by materials. The tracer was injected at the inlets of first and third reactors, and the neutron was counted at each outlet. The concentration of tracer was derived from the discrete value, to determine the residence time distribution of liquid phase. The mean residence time of liquid phase in the single first reactor and in the total three reactors were prolonged under the severe operation conditions of liquefaction. The more severe the liquefaction operation condition was, the more active the mixing of liquid phase was in the first reactor. It was found that the progress of reaction was accelerated. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Co-liquefaction of micro algae with coal. 2; Bisai sorui to sekitan no kyoekika hanno. 2

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    Ueda, C.; Matsui, T.; Otsuki, M.; Ikenaga, N.; Suzuki, T. [Kansai University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-28

    For the removal and recycle of CO2, a global warming gas, utilization of photosynthesis by micro algae is investigated. Formed micro algae are decomposed into CO2, H2O and CH4 again, which does not result in the permanent fixation. For the effective utilization of these micro algae, creation of petroleum alternate energy was tried through the co-liquefaction of micro algae with coal. Were investigated influences of the reaction temperature during the co-liquefaction and influences of catalysts, such as Fe(CO)5-S, Ru(CO)12, and Mo(CO)6-S, which are effective for the coal liquefaction. Micro algae, such as chlorella, spirulina, and littorale, and Yallourn brown coal were tested. It was found that co-liquefaction of micro algae with coal can be successfully proceeded under the same conditions as the liquefaction of coal. The oil yield obtained from the co-liquefaction in the presence of Fe(CO)5-S, an effective catalyst for coal liquefaction, agreed appropriately with the arithmetical mean value from separate liquefaction of coal and micro algae. It was suggested that pyrrhotite, an active species for coal liquefaction, was sufficiently formed by increasing the addition of sulfur. 2 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Evaluation on the effect of tsunami and seaquake on the floating structure; Tsunami kaishin no futai ni taisuru eikyo hyoka

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    Yoshida, K.; Suzuki, H.; Hosomi, I. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Nahata, H. [The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    The effects of tsunami and seaquake on large floating structures are theoretically studied, where these effects are followed in terms of local strength using the equation proposed by Sells to predict surface shapes changed by seaquake-caused uplift of the seabottom. The equation is combined with the one for tsunami propagation, to better predict the tsunami motion. The simulation results indicate the necessity of considering the effects of tsunami for the design of a large floating structure. The authors discuss that the effect of tsunami is minimized when a floating structure is set at a depth of at least 40 to 50m, chain length should be determined by equalizing the breaking weight with the load at which the structure starts to move, and a structure should be set at a position where it is not attacked by transverse waves. They also discuss that seaquake intensity should be predicted by the equation of motion of compressible fluid, and, noting local strength of a floating structure, it will not be damaged when it is at least 16mm thick under the conditions of 2m as seabottom uplift and 0.5m as draft depth. 15 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Effect of riblets on the performance of a supersonic nozzle; Choonsoku nozzle no seino ni oyobosu riblet no eikyo

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    Tsunoda, K.; Asai, T. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Suzuki, T. [Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-08-25

    This paper describes the experimental study of the supersonic internal flow over the riblet surface mounted on the channel wall to reduce a pressure loss and improve the performance of a supersonic nozzle. The magnitude of the static pressure in the pressure-rise region observed in channels with riblet surface became lower than that for the case of smooth surface, and significance of its difference was indicated by uncertainty analysis estimated at 95% coverage. The Mach number distributions obtained by traversing a Pitot-tube showed that the separation point moved down-stream and the size of a separation region became small by using riblets. Furthermore, it was found that the stagnation pressure loss reduction achieved up to 56% in the uniform supersonic flow field at a Mach number of 2.0, and 29% in the separation region. (author)

  9. Effect of riblet shape on turbulent drag reduction; Ranryu masatsu teiko gensho ni oyobosu riblet keijo no eikyo

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    Okamoto, S.; Takiguchi, K. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Uchida, T. [Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Yoneyama, T. [Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kimura, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-02-25

    This paper presents an effect of riblet shape on turbulent drag reduction. The experiment was carried out in an N. P. L. blow-down-type wind tunnel with a working section of 500 mm x 500 mm x 2,000 mm. In order to investigate the details of drag reduction for riblet shape, rib models of scaling up riblets were used in this experiment. The parameters were 5 kinds for the rib model and 7 kinds for the riblet model. The time-mean velocity and skin friction were measured by the Pitot and static pressure tubes and Preston tube respectively. The Reynolds stress was obtained using the data processing system connected to a hot wire anemometer. Consequently it was found that (1) the Reynolds stress and skin friction become smallest near the surface for the rib with the section of an equilateral triangle, and (2) the drag reduction attains maximum for the riblet of V groove with nearly equilateral triangular section. (author)

  10. Effect of ambient gas density for diesel spray; Diesel funmu ni taisuru fun`iki mitsudo no eikyo

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    Yokohashi, M.; Suzuki, T.; Oshima, R. [Tohokugakuin University, Sendai (Japan); Ono, A. [Shinryo Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Effect of ambient gas density for fuel spray are measured to investigate the Diesel spray behavior. The change of ambient gas density has been given by pressuring N2 gas and using a high density atmospheric pressure SF6 gas. The measurement are performed for the spray penetration and angle. As a result, the spray penetration is confirmed same tendency at the change of density by pressuring N2 and using SF6. Though spray angle is required modification with viscosity. 2 refs., 11 figs.

  11. Effects of films corroded in fatigue of single copper crystals. Dotankessho no hiro ni okeru fushoku himaku no eikyo

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    Tsuji, I.; Miyamoto, H.; Omaki, T. (Doshisha Univ., Kyoto (Japan)); Hashimoto, T. (Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan))

    1998-05-21

    A fatigue test was performed on single copper crystals having a single slide system to discuss effects of corroded films on fatigue behavior of the crystals. The experiment used single crystals fabricated from high-purity copper poly-crystals by using the Bridgman method. Crystalline azimuth of the single crystals was analyzed and controlled by using the X-ray rear reflection Laue method. Sodium nitrite aqueous solution was used as a corroding solution. The fatigue test performed repetitive compression/tensile tests under constant plasticity strain amplitude after corrosive films are generated all over a test piece. The test was terminated when cracks developed causing stress to decrease largely. The following conclusions were obtained as a result of the discussions: hardening rate increases during the initial stage of hardening under presence of the corrosive films; no accelerated formation of PSBs occurs under high plasticity strain amplitude, but it occurs under low plasticity strain amplitude; and shape and change in displacement-corrosion current loop under the presence of the corrosive films can be explained by combining several kinds of current increase models. 3 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  12. An artificial compression method for ENO schemes - The slope modification method. [essentially nonoscillatory

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    Yang, Huanan

    1990-01-01

    A simple and effective method of artificial compression is introduced. This method is based on a modification of the slopes of the END (essentially nonoscillatory) reconstruction and, with the help of suitable chosen parameters, greatly improves the resolution of the contact discontinuities. Numerical examples are provided to test the performance of the method and to give some suggestions as to the choice of the parameters.

  13. Electronic and photonic application of C60. Denki denshi kogaku eno oyo

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    Hayashi, T. (NTT Interdisciplinary Research Laboratories, Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-01-20

    This paper describes the following matters related to application of photonic and electronic characteristics of Fullerene: C60 crystals precipitated from benzene aqueous solution have an fcc structure and an hcp structure mixed, with its mixing ratio depending on hysteresis of test specimens. Mono-crystal thin films of C60 and C70 can be formed on mica substrates by means of a vacuum deposition process. On a CaF2 (111) substrate under normal temperature, a C60 thin film with the fcc structure grows in a single direction in the plane having its (111) plane paralleled with the substrate face. However, on a substrate under elevated temperatures, the film grows in two different directions in the plane, making grid conformity better in C60 and CaF2. Thin films of C60 and C70 transfer to a low temperature phase at a temperature of about 260 K or lower. Carbon nanocapsules containing LaC2 monocrystals can be obtained from arc discharge of a graphite electrode containing La oxides. The paper introduces nonlinear optical characteristics of C60 and C70 thin films, and light conductive polymers doped with C6O and C70. 39 refs., 10 figs.

  14. Waste minimization activities in Toyota Motor Corporation; Haikibutsu teigen eno torikumi jokyo

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    Taguchi, S.; Yamamoto, N.; Kurai, H. [Toyota Motor Corp., Aichi (Japan)

    1998-07-01

    Toyota`s waste reduction efforts based on a drive for dealing with the source of waste generation are introduced. For the propulsion of the policy for dealing directly with the origin of waste, it is necessary to convert the existing manufacturing processes that give high priority to product quality and low production cost into environmental impact reduction oriented processes. In particular, conversion of materials into those that are easier to recycle, technology for reducing defective products, technology for the completion of recycling within the process involved, and the simplification of all the processes are mentioned. For the cleaning job in the machining process, a detergent enhanced in oil/water separating capability is developed, and this prolongs doubly the detergent replacement period and decreases the waste liquid to a 1/4 or less of what the conventional method produces. For the handling of foundry sand that is yielded in great quantities, a flow classification system is developed to replace the conventional gravitational classifier, and the reusable coarse-grain sand in the collected dust which occupies approximately 70% of the whole waste is now recovered for reuse. In the vehicle body coating process, a newly-developed robot arm type coating system is developed, which halves the coating waste. 2 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  15. effect of dl-carnitine on tissue content of ad eno ine triphospha te ...

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    myocardium is said to be ischaemic when its oxygen demand is not correspondingly met by coronary supply of oxygen (coronary blood supply). This often results in metabolic disorders in which essentially there is a change from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism leading the accumulation of lactic acid which together with ...

  16. Application of wavelet transform to seismic data; Wavelet henkan no jishin tansa eno tekiyo

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    Nakagami, K.; Murayama, R.; Matsuoka, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-05-01

    Introduced herein is the use of the wavelet transform in the field of seismic exploration. Among applications so far made, there are signal filtering, break point detection, data compression, and the solution of finite differential equations in the wavelet domain. In the field of data compression in particular, some examples of practical application have been introduced already. In seismic exploration, it is expected that the wavelet transform will separate signals and noises in data in a way different from the Fourier transform. The continuous wavelet transform displays time change in frequency easy to read, but is not suitable for the analysis and processing large quantities of data. On the other hand, the discrete wavelet transform, being an orthogonal transform, can handle large quantities of data. As compared with the conventional Fourier transform that handles only the frequency domain, the wavelet transform handles the time domain as well as the frequency domain, and therefore is more convenient in handling unsteady signals. 9 ref., 8 figs.

  17. Biotechnological application of marine microalgae; Kaiyo sorui no biotechnology eno riyo

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    Matsunaga, T.; Takeyama, H. [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Technology

    1995-09-10

    There are many kinds of micro algae who have adapted to extremely diversified marine environments. Screening of new useful materials from marine micro algae has been carried out. High density culture system using photo-bioreactor and genetic manipulation technology have been employed in order to enhance productivity of those materials from marine micro algae. We have found many useful materials, such as UV-A absorbing substance, plant growth regulating factor, polysaccharides, unsaturated fatty acids and antibiotics, from marine micro algae. Here, we describe production of those useful materials and their application. Marine coccolithophorid algae convert CO2 to CaCO3 and they have been expected to contribute to CO2 recycling system. Metabolic engineering in marine microalgae, especially cyanobacteria, has been established. Eicosapentaenoic acid is successfully synthesized in marine cyanobacterium which can not synthesize it. 41 refs., 14 figs., 5 tabs.

  18. Truncus Arteriosus in a 43 year old Male: Case Report | Ng'eno ...

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    Browse By Category · Browse Alphabetically · Browse By Country · List All Titles · Free To Read Titles This Journal is Open Access. Featuring journals from 32 Countries: Algeria (5); Benin (2); Botswana (3); Burkina Faso (3); Cameroon (8); Congo, Republic (1); Côte d'Ivoire (4); Egypt, Arab Rep. (14); Eritrea (1); Ethiopia (30) ...

  19. Spatial autocorrelation method using AR model; Kukan jiko sokanho eno AR model no tekiyo

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    Yamamoto, H.; Obuchi, T.; Saito, T. [Iwate University, Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-05-01

    Examination was made about the applicability of the AR model to the spatial autocorrelation (SAC) method, which analyzes the surface wave phase velocity in a microtremor, for the estimation of the underground structure. In this examination, microtremor data recorded in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, was used. In the SAC method, a spatial autocorrelation function with the frequency as a variable is determined from microtremor data observed by circular arrays. Then, the Bessel function is adapted to the spatial autocorrelation coefficient with the distance between seismographs as a variable for the determination of the phase velocity. The result of the AR model application in this study and the results of the conventional BPF and FFT method were compared. It was then found that the phase velocities obtained by the BPF and FFT methods were more dispersed than the same obtained by the AR model. The dispersion in the BPF method is attributed to the bandwidth used in the band-pass filter and, in the FFT method, to the impact of the bandwidth on the smoothing of the cross spectrum. 2 refs., 7 figs.

  20. Prospects to solar energy power generation in space. Uchu taiyo hatsuden eno tenbo

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    Kudo, I. (Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan))

    1993-05-01

    Solar energy power generation in space uses large arrays of solar cells developed on a geosynchronous orbit to obtain electric energy, which is transmitted to the earth using microwaves. The idea had already been advocated in 1968, which was followed a decade later by joint discussions done by NASA and DOE. The concept intended to take care of the U.S. power demand by using 60 power plant satellites, each having an output of 5 GW. This expanse of the scale, regarded reasonable even today, calls for the solar cell arrays in space spreading over an area of 10 km [times] 5 km if silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 15% are used, and rectenna on the ground (a received wave converting facility) forming an ellipse of 10 km [times] 13 km (assuming a location at the north latitude of 36[degree]). Although there are a number of problems in the idea such as transportation means to lift construction materials into the space and effect of microwaves on the ionosphere and the ecosystems, the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology organized a 'committee for investigating and studying the space power generation systems' in the fiscal year 1991, and has been moving discussions forward since then. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  1. Coping with leveling up information system of electric power; `Denryoku no kodo jofoka system` eno torikumi

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    1995-12-01

    This article is an outline of the highly informational systematization project of Tohoku Electric Power Company. The company planned and determined the concept of a high informational system in 1988 and is carrying forward its realization by dividing the concept into the first period of preparation of the base, the second period of establishment of systems integration and the third period of progress and leveling up. Regarding the third period of the high informational system project which started from FY 1995, it is decided to reexamine drastically the way which has been taken for carrying forward information systematization and to intend further improvement of management efficiency. In this latest project of transforming the company highly informational, the following 3 points are adopted as the basic policies, namely increase of efficiency by drastic reexamination of the transverse service treatment process, improvement of productivity of white collars, and positive utilization of such information techniques as the down-sizing technology, etc.. In its concrete execution, these points affect widely and after reexamination of service treatment which includes organizational and operational systems such as organizations, authorities, etc. centering around in house transverse service processes, the systematization will be planned. It will also be considered to make information accessible jointly for the personnel concerned by electric mail, etc. and to utilize positively the trunk data which large computers have. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  2. PArthENoPE: Public Algorithm Evaluating the Nucleosynthesis of Primordial Elements

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    Pisanti, O.; Cirillo, A.; Esposito, S.; Iocco, F.; Mangano, G.; Miele, G.; Serpico, P.D.

    2007-05-04

    We describe a program for computing the abundances of light elements produced during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis which is publicly available at http://parthenope.na.infn.it/. Starting from nuclear statistical equilibrium conditions the program solves the set of coupled ordinary differential equations, follows the departure from chemical equilibrium of nuclear species, and determines their asymptotic abundances as function of several input cosmological parameters as the baryon density, the number of effective neutrino, the value of cosmological constant and the neutrino chemical potential.

  3. New oxide magnetic material for sub-4K cryocoolers; Sankabutsu jiseitai no chikureizai eno oyo

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    Numazawa, T.; Sato, A.; Wada, H. [National Research Inst. of Metals, Tokyo (Japan). Tsukuba Magnet Lab.; Arai, O. [Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Aiming at improvement of refrigerating performance below 4 K, magnetic cryocoolers with large heat capacity in this region were examined. Noticing comparatively weak and simple magnetic interaction of oxide magnetic materials, possible substances which have large volume specific heat below 4 K were searched, and found perovskite system rare earth magnetic material GdAlO{sub 3}. Though GdAlO{sub 3} polycrystal shows {lambda} type ferromagnetic transition directly below 4 K, magnetic entropy of Gd is sufficiently maintained, and Gd has a large specific heat peak in 3 {approx} 4 K. Comparing with practical magnetic cryocooler HoCu{sub 2}, this GdAlO{sub 3} was found to have over 3.5 times specific heat. (NEDO)

  4. Riik hakkab Via Baltica maanteed neljarealiseks joonistama / Eno-Gerrit Link

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    Link, Eno-Gerrit

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 25. sept. lk. 2. Pärnu maavalitsuse ja maanteeameti eestvedamisel alustatakse Tallinnast Iklani kulgeva Via Baltica liiklussoone teemaplaneeringut, mille järgi tuleb Pärnumaal leida lahendused Are ja Pärnu ümbersõidule ning Nurme õgvendusele. Arvamust avaldab Are vallavanem Jaanus Männik

  5. effect of dl-carnitine on tissue content of ad eno ine triphospha te

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    wavelength 340nm with a tungsten lamp light source. Into each cuvettes 1 ml of double distilled water was added, followed by 1 ml of. 0.2N\\ TRIS buffer .... prevent the depletion of myocardial tissue content of ATP and CP by experimental ischacmia. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Special thanks to staff of Postgraduate Studies.

  6. Trial to active seismic while drilling; Jinko shingen wo mochiita SWD eno kokoromi

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    Tsuru, T.; Kozawa, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center

    1996-10-01

    This paper describes the development of a more stable SWD system with larger energy by adding an artificial seismic source near the bit. SWD is a technique by which the seismic wave generated while drilling of rocks by bit can be observed on the ground surface and the records equivalent to the reverse VSP can be obtained. For this system, a shell with a vibrator was fixed immediately on the bit as a sub-generator, and total energy of usual impact by the bit and vibration by the vibrator was used as a seismic source for SWD. For the seismic wave generation mechanism of this vibrator, the shell was resonated by the magnetostrictive element, and vibration was given to the bit and drilling pipe. When this seismic source is used, only single frequency is obtained for each vibration due to the utilization of resonance of shell. Therefore, the generation patterns should be made, by which wide band energy can be obtained after the interaction. Since the survey was conducted using this bottom hole seismic source at the drilling depth more than 3,000 m, it was necessary to enhance the vibration energy. 2 refs., 2 figs.

  7. Sorption mechanism of solvent vapors to coals; Sekitan eno yobai joki no shuchaku kiko no kaiseki

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    Shimizu, K.; Takanohashi, T.; Iino, M. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute for Chemical Reaction Science

    1996-10-28

    With an objective to clarify the interactions between micropore structure of coal and solvent reagents, a sorption experiment was carried out under solvent saturated vapor pressure. Low-volatile bituminous coal, Pocahontas No. 3 coal, has the aromatic ring structure developed, and makes solvent more difficult to diffuse into coal, hence sorption amount is small. Methanol has permeated since its polarity is high. High-volatile bituminous coal, Illinois No. 6 coal, makes solvent penetrate easily, and the sorption amount was large with both of aromatic and polar solvents. Since brown coal, Beulah Zap coal, contains a large amount of oxygen, and hydrogen bonding is predominant, sorption amount of cyclohexane and benzene having no polarity is small. Methanol diffuses while releasing hydrogen bond due to its polarity, and its sorption amount is large. A double sorption model is available, which expresses the whole sorption amount as a sum of physical sorption amount and amount of permeation into coal. This model was applied when it explained successfully the sorption behavior of the solvents relative to coals, excepting some of the systems. However, also observed were such abnormal behavior as sorption impediment due to interactions between coal surface and solvents, and permeation impediment due to hydroxyl groups inside the coals. 1 ref., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. 1949. aasta märtsiküüditamisega seotud varalised protsessid / Hanno Talving ; resümee tlk. Tiina Mällo

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    Talving, Hanno

    2007-01-01

    Nõukogude riigi poolt küüditatutelt omandatud varaga seonduvast. 29. märtsil 1949 toimunud küüditamisoperatsioonist "Priboi" Eesti Riigiarhiivis, Harju-Maaarhiivis, Lääne-Viru Maaarhiivis ja Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumis säilitatavate dokumentide alusel, küüditatute varade üleskirjutised kui ajalooallikad

  9. PKE: tutti ce l’hanno ma pochi lo sanno (far funzionare. Perché un Personal Web non è un Personal Knowledge Environment (PKE

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    Maria Chiara Pettenati

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Nel mondo delle tecnologie per la conoscenza è emersa la nuova parola chiave: Personal Web. L’Horizon Report 2009, nel proporre all’attenzione della comunità dell’e-learning questo concetto, ne esalta le potenzialità per la crescita di conoscenza: «la gestione dell’informazione è molto più facile di quanto non lo sia stato prima grazie a strumenti di publishing facili da usare per ogni tipo e forma di contenuti». Il Personal Web rende la gestione dell’informazione «easier than never before», più facile di quanto non sia mai stato, perché per gestire la complessità dell’informazione in rete, tool e servizi di cui disponiamo attraverso il Personal Web rendono semplice lo sviluppo e l’organizzazione del contenuto dinamico online. Armati di strumenti Web per taggare, aggregare, aggiornare e tenere traccia dei contenuti e relazioni i learner di oggi, o i learner per la vita, cioè tutti noi, creano e navigano un Web della Conoscenza. La tesi qui esplorata è che tutti oggi usano un Personal Web ma che pochi se ne sanno avvalere per una efficace gestione della conoscenza: perché per passare dal Personal Web al Personal Knowledge Environment (PKE non bastano pochi click.

  10. Investigations on an environment friendly chemical reaction process (eco-chemistry). 2; Kankyo ni yasashii kagaku hanno process (eko chemistry) ni kansuru chosa. 2

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    1996-03-01

    In order to structure a chemical reaction process that does not discharge a large amount of waste by-products or harmful chemical substances, or so-called environment friendly process, investigations and discussions were given based on the results derived in the previous fiscal year. A proposal was made to reduce environmental load on development of oxidized and dehydrogenated catalysts that can produce selectively ethylene, propylene and isobutylene in an oxidation process. In liquid phase oxidation, redox-based oxidation and solid catalyzation of automatic oxidation reaction were enumerated. In acid base catalyst reaction, development of ultra strong solid acid was described to structure no pollution discharging process. In the fine chemical and pharmaceutical fields, the optical active substance method and the position-selective aromatics displacement reaction were evaluated to reduce environmental load. A questionnaire survey performed on major chemical corporations inside and outside the country revealed the following processes as the ones that can cause hidden environmental problems: processes discharging large amount of wastes, processes treating dangerous materials, and processes consuming large amount of energy. Development of catalysts is important that can realize high yield, high selectivity and reactions under mild conditions as a future environment harmonizing chemical process. 117 refs., 23 figs., 22 tabs.

  11. Temperature dependence of reaction rate for molten aluminum-silica system; Aruminiumu yoyu to shirika no hanno sokudo no ondo izonsei

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    Tsujikawa, M.; Kawamoto, M. [Osaka Prefectural Univ., Sakai (Japan). Coll. of Engineering; Hino, M. [Okayama Prefectural Inst. of Industrial Research, Okayama (Japan)

    1997-01-25

    To know the temperature dependence of reaction rate is a premise in case of making the slurries for particle dispersed composites by this method. So far the reports on the reaction rate between molten aluminium and silica were limited to the results in a comparative low temperature (below 1075 K) aimed to suppress the deterioration due to mainly composite particles and silica reaction as a fiber. In this experiment, it was clarified that the effect of the temperature on the thermit reaction rate between molten aluminium and silica particle, and considered the clarified the reaction suppression mechanism in high temperature. Reacted depth was measured for amorphous silica rods immersed in pure molten Al or Al-5 mass% Mg alloy at various temperatures up to 1273 K for a certain period. As a result, it was clarified that the reaction rate peaked around 1173 K, and the rate at 1273 K was 10 times lower than that at the peak temperature, and the reacted substrates formed above the peak temperature had coarser microstructure than those formed below the peak temperature and so forth. 8 refs., 10 figs.

  12. Experimental results of acetone hydrogenation on a heat exchanger type reactor for solar chemical heat pump; Solar chemical heat pump ni okeru acetone suisoka hanno netsu kaishu jikken

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    Takashima, T.; Doi, T.; Tanaka, T.; Ando, Y. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Miyahara, R.; Kamoshida, J. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    With the purpose of converting solar heat energy to industrial heat energy, an experiment of acetone hydrogenation was carried out using a heat exchanger type reactor that recovers heat generated by acetone hydrogenation, an exothermic reaction, and supplies it to an outside load. In the experiment, a pellet-like activated carbon-supported ruthenium catalyst was used for the acetone hydrogenation with hydrogen and acetone supplied to the catalyst layer at a space velocity of 400-1,200 or so. In the external pipe of the double-pipe type reactor, a heating medium oil was circulated in parallel with the flow of the reactant, with the heat of reaction recovered that was generated from the acetone hydrogenation. In this experiment, an 1wt%Ru/C catalyst and a 5wt%Ru/C catalyst were used so as to examine the effects of variation in the space velocity. As a result, from the viewpoint of recovering the heat of reaction, it was found desirable to increase the reaction speed by raising catalytic density and also to supply the reactant downstream inside the reaction pipe by increasing the space velocity. 1 ref., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Ring halogenation of 1,8- and 4,5- dialkylisoquinolines. 1,8- oyobi 4,5- dialkylisoquinolines rui no kaku halogen ka hanno

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    Niimi, A.; Saito, T.; Tanaka, F.; Nagao, Y.; Abe, Y.; Misono, T. (Science Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Science and Technology)

    1991-09-10

    In this paper, synthesis of halogenoisoquinoline by nucleus substituting halogenation was investigated. Since syntesis of isoquinoline with an alkyl group at its peri-position is difficult, it has not been done often, but here, among these syntheses, halogenation of 1,8-dimethylisoquinoline 1 and 5,6-dihydro-4H-benzo bdec isoquinoline 2 was made. For halogenation, two kinds of methods were studied, namely the method with free bromine and iodine in sulfuric acid in the presence of silver sulfate and the method with N-bromo and N-chlorosuccinimide in sulfuric acid. As a result, in either case, concerning 1 above, the 5-position was halogenated, and concerning 2 above, the 9-position was halogenated, hence it was elucidated that the positions were halogenated which were similar to the case of the halogenation of alkylquinolines such as 8-methylquinolines with the 5- and 7-positions to be halogenated. 11 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  14. Nitriding reaction of titanium under microgravity: observation of the microstructure; Bisho juryokuka deno chikka hanno ni yoru chitan no bishi soshiki

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    Kaieda, Y. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1999-01-15

    In order to simulate the influence of microgravity on the reaction between gas and metallic powder, the experiments of beating the titanium wire specimens with 0.5 mm diameter by electric current in 0.5 absolute atmospheric pressure (0.5 kg/cm{sup 2}) of pure nitrogen gas environment under normal gravity (g=9.8m/s{sup 2}=1G) and microgravity (g={mu}G) using a drop shaft that enables 10 seconds duration of microgravitational condition is carried out. The influence of gravitational acceleration on the morphological changes in optical microscopic microstructures of the specimens is studied. The nitriding reaction becomes active under microgravity by temperature increase of the specimens with the heating time due to the suppression of thermal convection and the cooling effect of the nitrogen gas on the specimens is reduced. The results of the present study are explained by the gravitational acceleration effects. (author)

  15. Development of new peptide synthetic method of enzyme using the extraction reactivity; Chushutsu hanno wo mochiita shiki pepuchido koso goseiho no kaihatsu

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    Hirata, Makoto [Oita University, Oita (Japan)

    1999-03-05

    Recently, taste and bioactivation of large number of oligopeptide become clear, and the development of the efficient synthetic method becomes the urgency. In the production process by conventional enzyme reaction which combined the crystallization, because the solubility of the product to the water which is reaction solvent is low, the yield remained at about 60%, and the problem of reaction inhibition of the product by the crystal had also been indicated. In the enzyme synthesis of the aspartame in which he is the representative oligopeptide, it aimed at the establishment of the new synthesis method which can improve yield and reaction rate, while the segregation enzyme was continuously utilized. In this synthetic method, supply of organic solvent which dissolved the substrate, extraction of the substrate from organic solvent to water phase, synthesis reaction by the segregation enzyme in water phase, extraction of the aspartame which is a product from water phase to organic solvent progress, and they continuously progress by one complete mixing reactor. The process which controlled these speeds and yields was quantitatively analyzed, and material balance style considering substrate, enzyme and mass transfer of the product and enzyme reaction speed was deduced. The optimum operating condition for improving yield and productivity of the purpose product using this solution was examined, and optimum supply concentration and agitation speed of aspartic acid which was a substrate were started, and the optimum operating condition which realizes the improvement in high yield and productivity over 90% of the aspartame was clarified. Like this, it is that this research adopts features of liquid Citrus nobilis two-phase partition for the enzyme synthesis of the aspartame, and it is considered that there is a value, because it is the creative research which verified that the productivity can be greatly improved by the utilization of the chemical-engineering technique, and because the industrial contribution is also big. (translated by NEDO)

  16. Mark Raidpere : Autoportreede nihkuv fookus, küsimusteks dubleeritud vastused... = The shifting focus of self-portraits - answers redubbed as questions... / Hanno Soans

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    Soans, Hanno, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Modellina ja moefotoga alustanud videokunstnik Mark Raidpere jõudmisest äärmuseni isikliku kunsti juurde, kus ta videopihtimusena eksponeerib personaalset identiteedikriisi, lõhestatud perekonna sisedraamasid, nende elu, mälestusi lähivaates, näidates seejuures ka omaenese ebamäärast süütunnet ja pannes vaataja kaasa elama millelegi väga intiimsele

  17. Juridica minevikust, tulevikust ja veebist 200. numbri künnisel / Peep Pruks ; komment. Hanno Pevkur, Priit Pikamäe, Norman Aas ...[jt.

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    Pruks, Peep, 1963-

    2013-01-01

    Vastused küsimusele, mida on Juridica seni andnud kasulikku ja mida ootaksite ajakirjalt tulevikus rohkem. Valiku statistilistest andmetest, mida Google Analyticsi abil on võimalik veebis Juridica kasutamise kohta tuvastada. Tabel. Graafikud

  18. Survey on synthesis and reaction of environmentally benign water-soluble metal complex catalysts; Kankyo chowagata suiyosei sakutai shokubai no gosei hanno no chosa

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    1997-03-01

    This report describes the research trend survey results on the synthesis and reaction of water-soluble metal complexes which are regarded as environmentally benign catalysts. For the synthesis and catalysis of water-soluble complexes, synthetic methods of water-soluble phosphines, such as sulfonated TPPMS and TPPTS, are described in detail. Synthesis and reactivity of hydroxymethylphosphines are introduced, and the application of electrospray mass spectroscopy is elucidated as a tool for the analysis of them. Changes of the application of transition metal complexes with water-soluble phosphines to catalysis are described. Dual catalysts which have both functions of phase transfer catalysts and homogeneous catalysts are introduced. Concept of counter phase transfer catalysts is also introduced, and some catalytic reactions are described. In addition, this report introduces catalysis of water-soluble polymer-supported metal complexes, immobilization of metal colloids with water-soluble ligands and their analysis, and water-soluble complexes as hybrid catalysts. 144 refs., 94 figs., 10 tabs.

  19. Change in catalyst properties during coal liquefaction; Kokoritsu sekitan ekika shokubai no kaihatsu (Hanno no shinko ni tomonau shokubai seijo no henka). 1

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    Koyama, T.; Sato, K.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    The purpose of this study is to prevent the deactivation of catalysts recycled in the 0.1 t/d bench scale unit (BSU). Catalysts recovered during reactions in the BSU and after reactions in the 5-liter autoclave were analyzed, to investigate the influences of the reaction condition on the property and activity of catalysts. Were used {gamma}-iron oxyhydroxide ({gamma}-FeOOH), {alpha}-iron oxyhydroxide ({alpha}-FeOOH), and natural pyrite (FeS2) as catalysts. At the S/Fe atomic ration of 1.2 under the BSU reaction condition, troilite was more easily formed from {gamma}-FeOOH compared with pyrite and {alpha}-FeOOH. As the reaction proceeded through the first, second, and third reactors, the crystal size increased, the pyrrhotite content decreased, and the troilite content increased. Deactivation due to the formation of troilite was irreversible. At the S/Fe of 3.0, however, both the formation of troilite and the crystal growth of pyrrhotite were not observed. It was found that the deactivation of catalysts can be remarkably suppressed. 5 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Coal liquefaction in early stage of NEDOL process 1t/d PSU; 1t/d PSU ni okeru ekika shoki hanno ni kansuru kento

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    Ikeda, K.; Kawabata, M.; Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    To investigate the behavior of coal liquefaction reaction in early stage as a part of studies on the coal liquefaction characteristics using NEDOL process 1 t/d process supporting unit (PSU), coal slurry sample was taken from the outlet of slurry preheater located in the upflow of liquefaction reactors, and was tested. Tanito Harum coal was used for liquefaction. Preheater was operated under the condition of pressure of 170 kg/cm{sup 2}, gas flow rate of 64 Nm{sup 3}/hr, and at temperature up to 410{degree}C at the outlet, in response to the standard test condition. The slurry sample was discharged into a high temperature separator with temperature of 250{degree}C. Liquefaction was not proceeded at the outlet of preheater. Solid residue yielded around 80%, and liquid yielded around 15%. Gases, CO and CO2, and water yielded also small amount around 3%. The solid sample contained much IOM fraction (tetrahydrofuran-insoluble and ash), and the liquid contained much heavy oil fraction. Hydrogenation was not proceeded, and the hydrogen consumption was very low showing below one-tenth of that at the usual operation. Hydrogen sulfide gas was formed at early stage, which suggested that the change of iron sulfide catalyst occur at early stage of liquefaction. 1 ref., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Study of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Increase in oil yield with suppression of retrogressive reaction during initial stage; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. 1.

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    Uesugi, K.; Kanaji, M.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    For the coal liquefaction, improvement of liquefaction conditions and increase of liquefied oil yield are expected by suppressing the recombination through rapid stabilization of pyrolytic radicals which are formed at the initial stage of liquefaction. Two-stage liquefaction combining prethermal treatment and liquefaction was performed under various conditions, to investigate the effects of reaction conditions on the yields and properties of products as well as to increase liquefied oil yield. Consequently, it was found that the catalyst contributes greatly to the hydrogen transfer to coal at the prethermal treatment. High yield of n-hexane soluble fraction with products having low condensation degree could be obtained by combining the prethermal treatment in the presence of hydrogen and catalyst with the concentration of slurry after the treatment. This was considered to be caused by the synergetic effect between the improvement of liquefaction by suppressing polymerization/condensation at the initial stage of reaction through the prethermal treatment and the effective hydrogen transfer accompanied with the improvement of contact efficiency of coal/catalyst by the concentration of slurry at the stage of liquefaction. 4 refs., 8 figs.

  2. Bond cleavage reactions of the bridge structure in coal in the presence of hydrogen donating compounds; Suiso kyoyosei kagobutsu sonzaika deno sekitanchu no kakyo kozo no kairetsu hanno

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    Bando, N.; Kidena, K.; Murata, S.; Nomura, M. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-28

    In this paper, bond cleavage reactions are discussed in relation to the softening and solubilization of coal. Were used 9,10-dihydroanthracene (DHA) and 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene (DHP) as models of hydrogen donating compounds in coal, and bibenzyl, 1,2-diethane, benzylphenylether, and 1,5-dibenzylnaphthalene were used as models of bridge structure compounds. They were compared mutually, as to reactivity of coal against DHA and DHP. For the homolytic cleavage of bridges, DHA with excellent radical supplement performance provided excellent hydrogen donating performance. While, for the ipso-position cleavage of bridges, it was found that DHP can act as an effective hydrogen donor. For the reaction between coal and hydrogenated aromatic compounds, cleavage of relatively weak bonds, such as ether linkage and dimethylene linkage, occurred at about 380{degree}C, and hydrogen from DHA or DHP was consumed. On the other hand, the results suggested that the cleavage reaction at ipso-position affected by hydrogen donating solvent is also important at temperature range around 420{degree}C. 2 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Investigation of the deposit formation in pipelines connecting liquefaction reactors; 1t/d PSU ni okeru ekika hanno tokan fuchakubutsu no seisei yoin ni kansuru ichikosatsu

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    Okada, Y.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    The liquefaction reaction system of an NEDOL process coal liquefaction 1t/d PSU was opened and checked to investigate the cause of the rise of differential pressure between liquefaction reactors of the PSU. The liquefaction test at a coal concentration of 50 wt% using Tanito Harum coal was conducted, and it was found that the differential pressure between reactors was on the increase. By the two-phase flow pressure loss method, deposition thickness of deposit in pipelines was estimated at 4.4mm at the time of end operation, which agreed with a measuring value obtained from a {gamma} ray. The rise of differential pressure was caused by deposit formation in pipelines connecting reactors. The main component of the deposit is calcite (CaCO3 60-70%) and is the same as the usual one. It is also the same type as the deposit on the reactor wall. Ca in coal ash is concerned with this. To withdraw solid matters deposited in the reactor, there are installed pipelines for the withdrawal at the reactor bottom. The solid matters are regularly purged by reverse gas for prevention of clogging. As the frequency of purge increases, the deposit at the reactor bottom decreases, but the deposit attaches strongly to pipelines connecting reactors. It is presumed that this deposit is what Ca to be discharged out of the system as a form of deposition solid matter naturally in the Ca balance precipitated as calcite in the pipeline connecting the reactor. 3 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  4. Study on the effect of measurement points upon reduced added mass matrix; Shukusho fuka shitsuryo matrix ni okeru kansokuten no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Funaki, T.; Hayashi, S. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of engineering

    1996-12-31

    It is known in estimating vibration characteristics of a ship that fluid range affects largely a structure. A parameter calculation was performed on node vibration in the vertical direction of a rotating elliptic body such as a ship to investigate the effect of an arranging method of the measurement points upon the result of the analysis. As a result, it is thought that equivalent interval arrangement of 21 measurement points would be sufficient in a lower order side mode of vibrations with less than four nodes. An analysis of calculations performed by arranging measurement points in experimental measurement points revealed that analysis accuracy would not increase even if the number of measurement points is increased if it is done so without considering rotation vector. An experiment was carried out with the number of measurement points increased to verify the above fact, with which the analysis was verified correct. Therefore, as has been forecasted in the previous report, the cause for the analysis accuracy deterioration in a high order mode may be estimated as the effect of the rotation vector. However, since it is not the situation that an analysis considering the rotation vector has been conducted, it cannot be concluded yet that the effect of the rotation vector is the sole cause. 4 refs., 14 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Influence of global environmental issues on alternative energy policies (Canda). Chikyu kibo kankyo mondai no daitai energy seisaku ni ataeru eikyo (Canada)

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    1990-03-01

    In the development and introduction of alternative energies for petroleum in Japan, it is important to collect information on the inlfuence of environmental issues in leading countries on their alternative energy policies. In this investigation, information on politics, economical and technical policies in Canada are collected. Canada is the proposer of the Blue Ribbon World Commission on Environment and Development'' in the United Nations, and has been positively supporting the Brunt-land Report'', a report made by the Commission. Though it has not officially approved the World commission {prime} s report, the Canadian Government is now making a study on a framework of energy/environment-associated policies so that energies will be consumed in the applications based on the principle of sus-tainable development. In an interim report prepared by the Task Force on Energies and Environments'', which has been orga-nized to make a study on energy-associated problems in Canada, the Task Force has proposed that a social education should be conducted thoroughly while establishing some energy efficiency standards so as to clean the environments. Particular attention to the possible role of hydro electricity and biomass will be important. 6 figs.

  6. Global environment assessment survey by advancing the energy demand and supply structure. 4; Energy jukyu kozo kodoka chikyu kankyo eikyo chosa. 4

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    1997-03-01

    To investigate the energy demand and supply structure in Japan, the international trend of approaches to global warming problems and the mitigation options to global warming in the energy related sectors have been surveyed. For the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an Ad-hoc Group has discussed relevant topics after the 1st conference of the Parties. Meetings of the Group primarily focused on what objectives to set for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in and in and after 2000. IPCC completed their Technical Paper in November 1996 in which technologies and measures to reduce GHG emissions and to enhance GHG sinks were analyzed and evaluated in various aspects. This Paper discusses about each sector of institutional buildings sector, transport sector, industrial sector, and energy supply sector. Especially, in the energy supply sector, promising approaches to reduce future emission include more efficient conversion of fossil fuels, switching to low-carbon fossil fuels, decarbonization of flue gas and fuels, CO2 storage, switching to nuclear energy, and switching to renewable sources of energy. 5 refs., 2 figs., 14 tabs.

  7. Effect of grain size on amplitude-dependent internal friction in polycrystalline copper. Do takessho no naibu masatsu no shinpuku izon sei ni oyobosu kessho ryukei no eikyo

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    Goto, H.; Nishino, Y.; Asano, S. (Nagoya Inst. of Technology, Nagoya (Japan))

    1991-08-20

    In this research, amplitude-dependency of internal friction was measured on various polycrystalline copper of varying grain size. Furthermore, the measurement data of amplitude-dependency of internal friction were analyzed from the phenomenological standpoint and microplastic strain was calculated as a function of stress. The obtained correlation between microplastic strain and stress corresponded to the stress-strain curve obtainable from normal tensile tests. Hence, comparing with the Hall-Petch relation, the relationship between flow stress and grain size in the microplastiic zone was discussed. The obtained results are summarized as follows: When grains were refined, amplitude dependency of internal friction was inhibited. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained, it was found that the flow stress in the microplastic zone increased following refining of grains. This agreed qualitatively with the macro deformation obtained from normal tensile tests. The grain size dependency of flow stress in the microplastic zone did not follow the normal Hall-Pitch relation, but the plastic strain increased, the dependency moved towards it. 16 refs., 4 figs.

  8. Effect of heat treatment changes on swelling treatment of coal; Sekitan no bojun shori sayo ni oyobosu netsushori henka no eikyo

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    Satsuka, T.; Mashimo, K.; Wainai, T. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Technology

    1996-10-28

    Discussions were given on effects of heat treatment at relatively low temperatures as a pretreatment for coal liquefaction on coal swelling and hydrogenolysis reaction. Taiheiyo coal was heated to 200{degree}C for one hour as a pretreatment. The attempted heating methods consisted of four steps of rapid heating (6.7{degree}C/min)quenching (20{degree}C/min), rapid heating/natural cooling (0.7{degree}C/min), heating (1.0{degree}C/min)/quenching, and heating/natural cooling. The swelling treatment was composed of adding methanol benzene into heat treated coal, and leaving it at room temperature for 24 hours. The hydrogenolysis was carried out by using a tetralin solvent and at an initial hydrogen pressure of 20 kg/cm{sup 2} and a temperature of 350{degree}C and for a time of one hour. Hydrogenolysis conversion in the heat treated coal was found lower than that of the original coal because of generation of liquefaction inactive components due to thermal polymerization. When the heat treated coal is swollen by using the solvent, gas yield from the hydrogenolysis reaction decreased due to gas suppression effect, and the conversion was lower than that of the original coal. Heat treatment suggests densification of the coal structure. Swollen coal shows no conspicuous difference in the heat treatment methods against the hydrogenolysis due to the swelling effect. 3 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Effects of lithium iodide doping on devolatilization characteristics of brown coals; Yoka lithium no tenka ga kattan no kanetsu henka katei ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Muraoka, J.; Kumagai, H.; Hayashi, J.; Chiba, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    In order to discuss effects of lithium iodide (LiI) doping on condensation structure of brown coals during heating, spectral changes were measured by using an in-situ FT-IR. It was found that the LiI doping accelerates weight reduction due to heating, and the doping effect is affected by coal structure. Both of Loy Yang (LY) coal and its LiI doped coal (DLY) had absorption intensity of the FT-IR spectra decreased with rising temperature, and the absorption center belonging to an OH group shows different shifts between the LY and DLY coals. This indicates that the LiI doping has affected the change in hydrogen bonding patterns associated with heating. Both of South Banko (SB) and LY coals had the absorption spectral intensity in the OH group decreased as the weight reduction (conversion) rate increased. Reduction in the OH groups associated with heating is caused by volatilization and condensation reaction in light-gravity fraction. However, in the case of equal conversion rate, the LiI doped coal shows higher spectral intensity than the original coal, with the LiI doping suppressing reduction in the OH groups. It appears that the doping suppresses the condensation reaction between the OH groups. 2 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Effects of small amount of impurities on etching for silicon diaphragm formation; Silicon diaphragm etching kako ni oyobosu gokubiryo fujunbutsu no eikyo kaiseki

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    Tanaka, H.; Abe, Y.; Yoneyama, T.; Ishikawa, J.; Takenaka, O. [Denso Corp., Aichi (Japan); Inoue, K. [Toyota Central Research and Development Labs., Inc., Aichi (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    Since semiconductor pressure sensors play a role of judging the intake pressure of engine for fuel injection control of the EFI system, they are indispensable parts of automobiles. Pressure is measured by electrically detecting the deflection of diaphragm formed on a silicon tip. The silicon diaphragm is processed through the silicon anisotropic etching technique by utilizing the dependency of the etching rate on the orientation of crystal plane. Since the characteristics of sensors are affected by the change in size of diaphragm formed on the tip and roughness of its surface due to the change in the degree of deflection, the control of processing accuracy is essential. From the etching in KOH aqueous solution, it was found that the etching was affected by small amount of impurities, such as ppb-level Pb and Cu. Effects of Pb and Cu were discussed using the oxidation-reduction potential between hydrogen generated during etching and Pb/Cu. The etching rate change, formation of rough surface by the small amount of impurities, and the anisotropy of chrystal plane are to be investigated in the future. 4 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. International symposium on environmental impacts of advanced alternative to CFC; CFC shinki daitai busshitsu no kankyo eikyo ni kansuru kokusai symposium hokokusho

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    NONE

    1996-02-07

    The international symposium on environmental effects of new CFC substitutes was held in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Pref. on February 7-9, 1996, and 19 papers were made public. In Session 1 (Plenary lecture), reports were made on Global warming and climate change: a review of recent studies; Stratospheric ozone, CFCs, and CFC-substitutes: an update, etc. In Session 2, Measurements of OH rate constants for advanced refrigerants as well as HCFCs and HFCs; The reaction rate of CFC alternatives with OH radical; Experimental and estimated rate constants: reactions of hydroxyl radicals with several halocarbons, etc. In Session 3, Measurement of uptake coefficients of some acetyl halides and fluorinated ethers into water; Mass transfer at the air/water interface: removal processes of halocarbonyl compounds; Heterogeneous reactions of fluorinated ethers on allophane or titanium dioxide, etc. In Session 4, papers were reported on model calculations relating to the global warming.

  12. Effects of ultraviolet rays and acid rain on strength of spider silk; Kumo ito no kyodo ni oyobosu shigaisen oyobi sanseiu no eikyo

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    Kitagawa, M.; Sasagawa, H. [Kanazawa Univ., Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of engineering; Kawagoe, M. [Toyama Prefectural Univ., Toyama (Japan)

    1995-12-15

    Spider silk, differing to the synthetic fibers yarned at high temperature or using hazardous solvents, is a fiber in the body of animal and the process itself is safe. Again, the silk is made of up protein and is kind to the environment because does not cause pollution even after disposal. Also, it is a material of interest as a strong fiber having high tensile strength reaching to 2000 MPa. Accordingly, spider silk can be taken as an effective industrial material if the mass production of the fiber is possible by genetic engineering. In previous report, the mechanical properties of dragline silk spewed out from the same silk gland as the warp, a kind of silk spewed out by Nephila clavata, so called Jorogumo, were studied. In this report, the deformation behavior of circular net made by Jorogumo and applicability to environmental evaluation are under study, and effect of acid environment and ultraviolet rays on the mechanical properties of spider silk are studied. As a result, it was revealed that ultraviolet rays degraded the spider silk, and further, promoted the degradation when the acid rain acted at the same time. 16 refs., 11 figs.

  13. Effects of ultra-violet ray and aqueous environment on deformation behavior of spider threads; Kumoito no henkei kyodo ni oyobosu hikari oyobi mizu kankyo no eikyo

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    Kitagawa, M.; Katsumi, S. [Kanazawa University, Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Wako, Y. [Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Aomori (Japan). Laboratory of Food Technology

    1998-01-15

    As a series of the studies on the mechanical properties of spider threads, the effects of ultra- violet rays (UV) and water was investigated using drag lines of Nephila clavata (Jorougumo) and capture threads of Argiope amoena (Koganegumo). It was shown for the effect of water that (1) the drag line was contracted as soon as immersed in water (super contraction), while the capture thread was not so contracted and the viscid droplets attached to it were dissolved in water, and (2) the super contracted drag fine behaved like a capture thread with a j shaped load-draw ratio curve. For the effect of UV, it was found that (1) the degradation due to UV irradiation with short wave length was accelerated more than that with long one and (2) the degree of degradation for each wave length was governed by the integrated irradiation energy of UV. 9 refs., 8 figs.

  14. Studies on surface tension effect for free surface flow around floating models; Futai mokei mawari no jiyu hyomenryu ni oyobosu hyomen choryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Suzuki, K. [Yokohama National Univ., Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Akiba, H. [Toyo Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    The effect of surface tension on free surface flow around floating models is discussed experimentally and numerically. Three-dimensional free surface flow around vertical circular cylinders floating in a circulating water channel was visually observed, where a surface-active agent was added to water. The results are analyzed using Weber number. The numerical analysis was done for vertical cylinder and CY100 models using the Rankine source method. Weber number of at least around 120 is necessary to eliminate the effect of surface tension from free surface flow around the CY100 model. The numerical analysis for the cylinder model needs simulation with wavelength shorter than that of free surface wave used by the Rankine source method. The model for the resistance test should be at least around 7m long to eliminate the effect of surface tension at Froude number of 0.1 or higher. 15 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. On the sea-covering effect of a huge floating structure on the surrounding water; Choogata futai shuhen no kaisui ni taisuru kaimen shahei no eikyo ni tsuite

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    Fujino, M.; Kagemoto, H.; Hamada, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    The numerical analysis program based on the difference method for dynamics of sea water with sea-surface displacement, flow rate, salt content and temperature as the parameters is modified to more accurately assess the effects of a huge marine structure on surrounding environment by adding the effects of insolation and boundary conditions of the sea-covering effects of the floating structure. The numerical simulation was done for summer and winter seasons, not in a sea area but using a rectangular bay with the floating structure at the center. A new flow evolves around the floating structure, due to the sea-covering effect. The flow patterns in summer and winter are clearly different, due to difference in insolation. The predicted flow is also sensitive whether stratification is considered or not, by which is meant that it is important what stratification effect is taken into account. Daily insolation changes are accompanied by vertical distribution of water temperature and its temporal change. These effects are also observed under the floating structure which shields insolation. 10 refs., 17 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Effect of PV module output power on module temperature; Taiyo denchi no shutsuryoku henka ga module hyomen ondo ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Hongo, T.; Kitamura, A. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Igaki, K.; Mizumoto, T. [Kanden Kako Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Effect of the photovoltaic (PV) module output power variation on the module surface temperature has been investigated by field measurements. PV modules with capacity of 54 W were used for the temperature measurements. Three 2 kW-class PV systems were operated. T-type thermocouples were used for measuring temperatures. Measurement time intervals were 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 24 hours. Measurement period was between May 25, 1995 and June 25, 1996. The surface temperature increased during non-loaded PV output, and decreased during load-carrying PV output. Difference of the surface temperature between non-loaded PV output and load-carrying PV output was 3.5{degree}C at maximum through a year. The surface temperature was saturated within 30 minutes. When PV output was changed in 30 or 60 minutes interval, the variation of surface temperature was distinctly observed. When PV output was changed in 15 minutes interval, it was not observed distinctly. There was no difference of the surface temperatures during the time zones with less solar radiation, such as in the morning and evening, and at night. Except these time zones, difference of the surface temperatures was 3.5{degree}C at maximum. 4 figs.

  17. Effect of partial solution treatment on martensitic transformation of 12%Cr steels; 12% Cr ko no martensite hentai ni oyobosu bubun yotaika shori no eikyo

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    Tsuchiyama, T.; Takai, S. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)

    1996-12-01

    When high chromium martensitic steels are subjected to partial solution treatment in (austenite+M23C6, carbide) two -phase region, not only the coarsening of austenite grains is effectively suppressed by insoluble-carbide particles, but also martensitic structure, which has formed during cooling, is refined through the treatment. In this study, the mechanism of refining of martensitic structure was discussed in Fe-12%Cr-C ternary alloys by investigating the relation between Ms temperature and solution treatment conditions, and the effect of insoluble-carbide particles on the substructures such as martensite-lath or -block. The Ms temperature of steels with full solution treatment simply depends on the content of C and Cr, but that of steels with partial solution treatment is dependent on the effective chemical composition of matrix, which is evaluated by taking the amount of C and Cr in insoluble-carbide away from their total content. Refining of martensite-block structure within grains is not caused directly by insoluble-carbide particles, but done indirectly through the refining of austenite grain size. While, on the martensite-lath structure, insoluble-carbide particles supply nucleation sites for laths, and work also as obstacles for growing laths. As a result, martensite-laths in steels with partial solution treatment are divided finely by insoluble carbide particles, and the arrangement of laths is tend to be confused. 14 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Effect of static magnetic fields on the metamorphosis of frogs; Kaeru no hentai katei ni oyobosu jiba no eikyo ni tsuite

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    Hiwaki, O. [Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima (Japan)

    1996-01-20

    The effect of static magnetic fields on the metamorphosis of frogs was investigated to examine the effect of static magnetic fields on the internal secretion system and nerve system in a living body. In this experiment, the growth and metamorphosis of a Rana Japonica`s larva are inhibited inside the vessel in which a magnet whose upper surface is the N pole was put at the bottom. However, no remarkable change was recognized when a magnet whose upper surface is the S pole was put at the bottom. For a bullfrog, the same result as described above was obtained. The experiment result shows that the vertical upward fields inhibit the growth and metamorphosis of a frog`s larva, but the vertical downward fields do not remarkably act on them. As a result of this experiment, the growth and metamorphosis of a frog are considered to act on the internal secretion system of a tadpole in static magnetic fields when the control by thyroxin is considered. Since the existence of action varies depending on the polarity of vertical magnetic fields, the magnet in a living body is judged to be associated with the internal secretion system of a tadpole. 17 refs., 8 figs.

  19. Survey of effects of enhancement of the energy supply/demand structure on the global environment. 3; Energy jukyu kozo kodoka chikyu kankyo eikyo chosa. 3

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    1996-03-01

    For the purpose of studying how the energy supply/demand structure in Japan should be, a report on the secondary IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) evaluation was analyzed. Possibilities of reducing the world CO2 emissions in association with the energy consumption were studied in the five assumed cases. Every case says that CO2 can be reduced to 1/3 of the 1990 level by 2100. In a case of the use of biomass as main fuel (1), the use of primary energy is suppressed to two times the 1990 level, and photovoltaic/wind/biomass power generation is introduced in a large quantity. Synthetic methanol and hydrogen are used for transportation and commercial/residential use fuels. There are four more assumed cases: the use of nuclear power as a substitute for renewable energy in the power generation in (1), the use of natural gas of 1.5 times that used in (1), the substitution of coal for biomass used in (1), and the assumption that the demand for primary energy in 2100 will be twice that used in (1). In Japan it is assumed that basically the nuclear power generation will be expanded, that the photovoltaic and waste power generation will be introduced in a large quantity, and that synthetic methanol and hydrogen are mainly used as transportation and commercial/residential use fuels. It is necessary, therefore, to analyze conditions under which the quantity introduction of such non-fossil energy is made possible. 11 figs., 31 tabs.

  20. Effects of initial hardness on heat crack formation of die steel for hot working; Netsukan kakoyo kanagatako no heat crack keisei ni oyobosu shoki katasa no eikyo

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    Otani, N.; Tanaka, Y. [Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1997-09-25

    An investigation was made on the effects of initial hardness on heat crack formation in die steel during a diecasting process. Reduction in the life of a diecast die is caused by heat crack at more than 70% attributable to thermal fatigue as a result of the quick heating and cooling cycles. Conventional simplified testing methods do not make necessarily clear their relation with actual operations. Modeling on the diecasting process, a test piece with a notch is immersed directly into Al alloy melt and quenched in water as a thermal fatigue test to discuss the relationship between heat cracks in the die steel SKD61 and the initial hardness. High-temperature tensile strength of the SKD61 largely affects crack formation. The tensile strength increases linearly at 573 K or lower as the hardness increases. However, at 673 K or higher, the tensile strength shows a nearly proportional relationship up to HRC50 with increasing hardness, but decreases at higher hardness with HRC50 as a maximum value. Raising the initial hardness up to near HRC50 presents effect in suppressing generation and propagation of heat cracks. However, raising it further will result in an inverse effect. 11 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Effects of molten metal treatment method on soundness and strength of diecastings; Diecast seihin no naibu hinshitsu to jittai kyodo ni oyobosu yoto shori hoho no eikyo

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    Onishi, N.; Takaai, T. [Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kageyama, N. [Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-07-25

    Experiment and examination were made on a new diecasting process for the purpose of improving quality of diecast products. The improvements in the process were such as atmospheric seal, supply of molten metal with less dross by employment of a launder method, prevention of oxidation of molten metal surface through a molten metal feeding method by the use of an electromagnetic pump, improvement of diecasting atmosphere by means of vacuum atmosphere, and control of gas generation in a diecasting process by the use of a powder release agent and powder lubricant. The following results were obtained by the experiments. The variance in the strength of improved diecast products was reduced to one fifth in tensile strength, and one half in compression rupture strength. The gas quantity of the cast products using the improved diecasting method was 3 to 7cm{sup 3}/100g, resulting in the reduction of approximately 40-80% compared to ordinary diecast products. For the process to stabilize the strength of diecast products, it was effective to utilize the method of isolating air from molten metal and to use the powder release agent/lubricant generating less gas. 9 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Effects of electrical stimulation on fruit of lentinus edodes; Shiitake jinko kindoko ni taisuru denki shigeki ga kojittai hassei kosu ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Mitobe, K.; Sato, T.; Yoshimura, N. [Akita Univ. (Japan)] Suzuki, T. [Tohoku Electric Power Co. Ltd., Sendai (Japan)

    1997-11-30

    So far, the cultivation of Lentinus edodes is cultivated from material wood mainly, however, recently, artificial bed-blocks method has been used widely. The advantage of bed-block cultivation is to a short growing period and be possible to cultivate by a large scale facilities. Hereafter, it is thought that this growing method is used mainly. Before now, based on the experimental fact that abnormal fruiting of Lentinus edodes occurs due to lightening, the study on the effects of electrical stimulation was reported, however, the investigation on the effects of electrical stimulation on the artificial bed-bocks which is thought to come into wide use in future does not carry out until now. The purpose of this study is to investigate an increased yield of the Lentinus fruit-bodies grown on artificial bed-blocks that electrical stimuli were applied. Nineteen artificial bed-blocks were provided for each applied voltage condition; Control, 200V, 400V, 600V, for the AC. As a result of experiment, in the 600V condition, the total number of fruiting of Lentinus edodes was significantly increased as compared with other conditions. Especially, in the artificial bed-blocks that peak current was over 300 mA, the total number of fruiting was increased. 6 refs., 6figs.

  3. Temperature effect on corrosion fatigue strength of coated ship structural steel; Zosen`yoko tosozai no fushoku hiro kyodo ni okeru ondo no eikyo

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    Takanashi, M.; Fuji, A.; Kojima, M.; Kitagawa, M. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kobayashi, Y. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan); Kumakura, Y.

    1997-08-01

    The corrosion fatigue life was obtained using uncoated and tar epoxy resin specimens to clarify the temperature effect. The life curve for corrosion fatigue of machined and uncoated steel in the air and sea was obtained. The fatigue strength of uncoated steel largely decreases in the sea and breaks even in the nominal stress range of less than 1/2 of the fatigue limit in the air. The effect of temperature on the coated steel is represented by a corrosion coefficient. The steel coated at 25{degree}C is 1/1.03 to 1/1.13 at 40 to 60{degree}C. This showed that the fatigue strength decreases when the temperature exceeds 25{degree}C. However, it has not such tendency and significance that are represented quantitatively. There is a slight difference in the short-life area between the crack generation life and breaking life. However, the long-life area has no significance that influences the whole evaluation. In the long-life corrosion fatigue, the crack occurs from the corrosion pit due to the exposure below the coated film and progresses in the base material before the coated film is destroyed. The effect of the corrosion pit remarkably appears at a low-stress level. 14 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  4. AC losses in parallel conductors (6) -dependence of the distance between strands; Chodendo heiretsudotai ni okeru koryu sonshitsu (6). Sosenkan kyori no eikyo.

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    Tanaka, H.; Kajikawa, K.; Iwakuma, M.; Funaki, K. [kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Since dislocation parallel conductor was considered best as a composing method for large current capacity oxide superconductor, its electromagnetic phenomena were examined, and magnetic field amplitude dependency, frequency dependency deviation dependency of dislocation position have been already clarified on additional AC losses with deviation of dislocation position. In this study, The effect of the change of distance between elementary wires of 2-wire parallel conductor on magnetic flux density distribution was examined from practical and theoretical sides. The investigation results on magnetic density distribution produced by shield current showed that, though magnetic flux density was constant inside parallel conductor if distance between centers of elementary wires was small, it became small in the center if distance was increased. In future, this distance dependency is planned to be quantitatively verified by measuring combination constants and additional AC losses of parallel conductor. (NEDO)

  5. Influence of pinning parameters on the ac loss in high-T{sub c} Superconductors; Koon chodendotai no koryu sonshitsu ni okeru pinningu parameta no eikyo

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    Ohashi, K.; Fujiyoshi, K. [Kumamoto Univ., Kumamoto (Japan); Yamafuji, K. [Ariake National College Tech., Fukuoka (Japan); Kisu, T. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Dept. of Systems Engineering

    2000-05-29

    It is indispensable to estimate the ac loss, when exchanges and utilizes the high temperature superconductor. For the reason, analysis of the field distribution in the superconductor is necessary. In Bean Model used in the alloyed superconductor, in case of the high temperature superconductor, it cannot accurately evaluate the distribution, since it complicatedly changes. In this paper, the computer analyzed field distribution of high temperature superconductor as the pinning parameter changes using the nonlinear current-voltage characteristics model in which high temperature superconductor is peculiar numerically, and ac loss was evaluated. In addition, it carried out the theoretical evaluation of the ac loss using the model in which Bean model was made to consider the frequency dependence. (NEDO)

  6. Environmental endocrine disruptors and developmental abnormalities in wildlife; Kankyo horumon (gaiinsei naibunpi kakuran kagaku busshitsu) no kankyo seibutsu ni taisuru eikyo

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    Iguchi, T. [Yokohama City Univ., Yokohama (Japan)

    1998-04-15

    The environmental endocrine disruptor, or the so-called environmental hormone, is outlined. Hormones are secreted from endocrine glands in trace amounts, transported by blood, and exert influence on the target organs and distal cells, this to sustain constancy in living organisms. There are two types: peptide hormones which are rows of amino acids and steroid hormones which are composed of cholesterol. Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances discharged into the environment which, once taken into human organisms, disrupt endocrine systems, some acting like female sex hormones and others resisting male sex hormones. Many a wild animal are found affected by them. They are accumulating in human organisms too. Synthesized chemical substances such as DDT, PCB, dioxins, and alkylphenols present in the water system affect a fish by disrupting its endocrine, immunity, nerve, growth, and regeneration. Embryos and larvae are quite susceptible, easy to turn abnormal. Voices are high across the world for the study of environmental endocrine disruptors. Introduced in this report are some animal experiments, typical cases of impact on the ecosystem, and systems for detecting environmental endocrine disruptors. 36 refs., 1 tab.

  7. Achievement report for fiscal 1998. Development of Assessment Technology of Life Cycle Environment Impacts of Products; 1998 nendo seika hokokusho. Seihinnado lilfecycle kankyo eikyo hyoka gijutsu kaihatsu

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    1999-03-01

    An inventory data collecting format is formulated, data collecting activities are launched through 23 industry associations and several investigatory agencies, and almost all the primary data are collected. All the inventory items are being rearranged into a convenient order, and efforts are under way to designate the association to be in charge and the method to be used for data collecting (the accumulation method, process model method). Problems about techniques in the veinous department are extracted. The flow of matters relating to various metals and glass after their use and the magnitude of their environmental impacts at the ultimate sites of treatment are understood though roughly. Investigations are conducted into typical formats overseas, a data arranging format is constructed, specifications are defined for a data inputting software program, and a request is placed with a dedicated dealer for the compilation of the said program. The architecture and specifications of an LCA (life cycle assessment) database system are determined, and its functions are undergoing an intermediate check by a research team for improvement. Endeavors are exerted at quantifying global warming, ozone layer depletion, biotoxicity, and photochemical oxidants for use as the basic data for damage evaluation. (NEDO)

  8. Effect of Water Environment on Subcritical Crack Growth of Machinable Ceramics; Kaisakusei seramikkusu no kiretsu shinten tokusei ni oyobosu mizu kankyo no eikyo

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    Ikeda, K.; Kaizu, K.; Inotani, T. [Miyazaki Univ., Miyazaki (Japan); Yoshikawa, A.; Adachi, K.; Igaki, H. [Osaka Sangyo Univ., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-06-15

    The fatigue behavior of ceramics has been discussed on the basis of the relation between stress intensity facter (KI) and crack velocity (V). In this paper, the effect of environment on the relation between KI and V was studied on machinable ceramics (mica glass ceramics) and two kinds of glass ceramics with different grain sizes. The double torsion (DT) technique was used for the determination of the KI-V characteristics under different environments of air and ion-exchanged water. The characteristics of acoustic emission (AE) during stress corrosion cracking of mica glass ceramics was also examined. In water environment, the region II in the KI-V curve, in which crack velocity varies slowly with KI, disappeared. From this experimental fact, it was considered that at high KI, the crack velocity is encouraged by diffusion of the corrosive species to the crack and thus depended on the amount of water. SEM farc tography revealed that mica single crystals in the material caused crack arrest and deflection to occur. It is also found that AE event rate is quantitatively related to the crack velocity. AE measurement can be used in studying the crack propagation behavior of mica glass ceramics. 11 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Ecological effects assessment of anionic surfactant on aquatic ecosystem using microcosm system; Microcosm wo mochiita in ion kaimen kasseizai no suiken seitaikei ni oyobosu eikyo hyoka

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    Takamatsu, Y. [University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan); Inamori, Y. [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba (Japan); Sudo, R. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kurihara, Y. [Ou Univ., Fukushima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Matsumura, M. [University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan). Institute of Applied Biochemical

    1997-11-10

    Microcosm system was applied to assess effect of anionic surfactant (LAS) on aquatic ecosystem. Anionic surfactant such as LAS was added to an flask microcosm consisting of four species of bacteria as decomposer, one species of ciliate protozoa (Cyclidium glaucoma), two rotifers (Philodina sp. and Lepadella sp.) and one aquatic oligochaete (Aeolosoma hemprichi) as predator, and a green alga (Chlorella sp.) and a filamentous blue-green alga (Tolypothrix sp.) as producer, comparing with that of an natural lake model ecosystem derived from natural lake water. In the flask microcosm system and the natural lake model ecosystem, biodegradation rates of LAS were almost same and NOECs (no observed effect concentration) of LAS were also below 1.5 mg{center_dot} l{sup -1}. It was found that flask microcosm test could provide precise ecological effect assessment of LAS on number of microorganisms because the system showed higher reproducibility and stability than natural take model ecosystem. It was suggested that flask microcosm test was useful ecological effect assessment method which can reflect natural aquatic ecosystem. 10 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Effect of fuel composition on poly aromatic hydrocarbons in particulate matter from DI diesel engine; Particulate chu no PAH ni oyobosu nenryo sosei no eikyo

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    Tanaka, S.; Tatani, T.; Yoshida, H.; Takizawa, H.; Miyoshi, K.; Ikebe, H. [COSMO Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    The effect of fuel composition on poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in particulate matter from DI diesel engine was investigated by using deeply desulfurized fuel and model fuel which properties are not interrelated. It was found that the deeply desulfurized fuel have effect on reducing PAH emissions. Furthermore, it was suggested that poly aromatics in the fuel affect PAH emissions and the influence of tri-aromatics in the fuel was promoted by the coexistence of mono-aromatics or naphthene. PAH formation scheme from each fuel component was proposed by chemical thermodynamic data. 4 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  11. Effects of MTBE blended diesel fuel on diesel combustion and emissions; MTBE kongo keiyu ga diesel nensho haiki ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Shundo, S.; Yokota, H.; Kakegawa, T. [Hino Motors, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    The effects of MTBE (Methyl-t-butyl ether) blended diesel fuel on diesel combustion and emissions were studied. In conventional diesel combustion, the testing mode was carried out in conformity with the Japanese 13 mode. Furthermore, this fuel was applied to a new combustion system (Homogeneous Charge Intelligent Multiple Injection). MTBE blended diesel fuel is more effective in the case of new combustion system and very low NOx, PM capability is suggested. 6 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Effects of gasoline properties on exhaust emission and photochemical reactivity; Gasoline seijo ga haiki gas sosei, kokagaku hannosei ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Kumagai, R.; Usui, K.; Moriya, A.; Sato, M.; Nomura, T.; Sue, H. [Petroleum Energy Center, Advanced Technology and Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    In order to investigate the effects of fuel properties on emissions, four passenger cars were tested under Japanese 11 and 10-15 modes using two series gasoline fuels. The test results suggest that the distillation property (T90) affects A/F ratio which in turn influences exhaust emissions. The results of regression analysis show that both ozone forming potential and air toxics are highly corrected with the composition of aromatic hydrocarbons in gasoline. 3 refs., 10 figs., 6 tabs.

  13. Study on the performance improvement of multiblade fans. Effects of suction cones; Tayoku fan no seino kaizen ni kansuru kenkyu. Suction cone no eikyo

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    Kuratani, F.; Ogawa, T. [Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Hyogo (Japan); Yamamoto, S.

    1999-07-25

    In order to improve the performance of a multiblade fan, the effects of three types of suction cones of the fan casing on the fan efficiency and noise are investigated experimentally. The first type of the suction cone is the insertion type, which is inserted into the inside of the fan impeller. The second type is the extrusion type, which extrudes outside from the casing surface. The third type is the combination type of two types. The results of those three types are compared with those of the commonly used suction cone. The followings are made clear: (1) The insertion type and the extrusion type are effective in improving the efficiency and reducing noise. (2) The optimal lengths of the insertion and the extrusion exist. (3) The combination type is more effective in improving the efficiency. (4) The combination type with the skewed cutoff of the fan casing shows the best effect. (author)

  14. Influence of smectites on resistivity of rocks and soils; Smectite nendo kobutsu ga ganseki dojo no hi teiko ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Takakura, S.; Nishizawa, O.; Aoki, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Kozake, K. [University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    This paper illustrates the measurement results of resistivity for specimens including smectite clay minerals artificially synthesized, and also discusses the influence of smectites on resistivity. Three kinds of bentonites, i.e., KN-1, Kawasaki ore, and Kawasaki Sanhaku, were used for preparing smectites. The KN-1 is Na type smectite, the Kawasaki ore is Ca type smectite, and the Kawasaki Sanhaku is acid clay. It is well known that smectites lower the resistivity of rocks. However, the experimental results suggested that the degree of decreasing the resistivity depends on the kind of smectites. The effect of decreasing the resistivity by the KN-1 was much superior to the other smectites. For the KN-1, a thick electrical double layer was formed by Na ions in the interlayers, which resulted in the larger effect of decreasing the resistivity. Swelling capacity and cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the KN-1 were large, which agreed with the above mentioned consideration. Reversely, it was considered that smectites having larger effect of decreasing the resistivity exhibited larger swelling capacity and CEC. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  15. Effect of existence of cracks in concrete on depth of chloride penetration; Concrete no hibiware ga enbun shinto fukasa ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Iyoda, T.; Uomoto, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science

    1998-10-01

    The results are reported of chloride penetration tests conducted for concrete without cracks and concrete with cracks for the examination of the effect of cracks on the depth of chloride penetration. It is reported that two types of concrete specimens of water/cement ratios of 50% and 70%, respectively, are prepared with reinforcement bars embedded therein, that they are subjected to bending load tests for crack initiation, and that they are next subjected to chloride penetration tests under conditions where the air temperature is 20degC, the water temperature is 20{+-}3degC, and the chloride concentration level is approximately 3%. It is stated that, as the result of the tests, it is found that the crack-free part of a specimen with cracks is roughly equal to a specimen without cracks in terms of the depth of chloride penetration, irrespective of the water/cement ratios, and that the depth of chloride penetration is in proportion approximately to the square root of the length of time of immersion in salt water. It is pointed out that the effect of cracks on the depth of chloride penetration in the cracked part of a specimen is related to the depth of cracks, but not dependent on the width of cracks on the specimen surface. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  16. Reaction mechanism of coal liquefaction: hydrogenolysis of model compound using synthetic pyrite as catalysts. 7. Property change of synthetic pyrite catalyst with the time after production; Sekitan ekika hanno kiko (model kagobutsu no hanno). 7. Gosei ryukatetsu shokubai no keiji henka ni tsuite

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    Ito, H.; Meno, H.; Uemaki, O.; Shibata, T.; Tsuji, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Reactions of various model compounds were investigated using synthetic pyrites for coal liquefaction. In this study, successive changes of the catalysts were investigated from the reactions of model compounds by using three different synthetic pyrites with the lapse of time after production. Benzyl phenyl ether, dibenzyl, and n-octylbenzene were used as model compounds. Reactions were conducted in an autoclave, into which sample, catalyst, decalin as solvent, and initial hydrogen pressure 10 MPa were charged. The autoclave was held at 450 or 475{degree}C of reaction temperature for 1 hour. The catalyst with a shorter lapse of time after production acted to hydrogen transfer, and inhibited the formation of condensation products due to the stabilization of decomposed fragment. It also acted to isomerization of materials by cutting alkyl side chains. When adding sulfur to the catalyst with longer lapse of time after production under these reaction conditions, it inhibited the formation of condensation products for the reaction of benzyl phenyl ether. However, it did not provide the effect for the reaction of n-octylbenzene. 5 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Report on the survey made under the research contract with NEDO, `The International Work Division/Energy Demand Effect Survey.`. Influence of the economic growth in Asia on the energy demand; 1996 nendo `kokusai suihei bungyo energy juyo eikyo chosa` itaku chosa kekka hokokusho. Asia no keizai hatten ga energy juyo ni oyobosu eikyo

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    1997-03-01

    This report includes surveys on the following: (1) the progress situation of the Asian information society, (2) changes of corporate network, business flow, material flow and money flow in association with the information society, (3) the present situation of the industry-accumulated region in Asia and inter-region network, (4) impacts of the above-mentioned changes on the trade and investment structure in Japan, (5) how to tackle the energy issue in Asia in the future. First, effects of the advance of the information society on energy supply/demand were studied. Next, an analysis was made of effects of the progress of the high-grade information society in Asia on economy, industry and corporate action. The degree of the progress of the information society in Asian countries was made clear from the infrastructure arrangement and the developmental status of application. Contribution of the financial network to the economic growth in Asia and the development were clarified. The organization of corporate networks in Asia where paradigms are converting was made clear to consider industrial clusters in Asia. Last, in the light of the economic relationship between Japan and Asia, a study was made on the future policy of Japan for Asia. 238 refs., 77 figs., 89 tabs.

  18. Effect of processed oils and fats on cholesterol metabolism. III. ; Comparison of the effects of palm oil, hardened soybean oil and cacao butter. Kako yushi no cholesterol taisha ni oyobosu eikyo. (3). ; Palm yu to koka daizuyu oyobi cacao abura tono eikyo no hikaku

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    Murakami, C.; Chimi, K.; Kanematsu, H.; Niiya, I. (Japan Institute of Oils and Fats, Other Foods Inspection, Foundation, Tokyo (Japan)); Shimura, M. (Japan Margaruibe, Shortening and Lard Industries Association, Tokyo (Japan)); Mizutani, H. (Ueda Oils and Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Kobe (Japan)); Hirai, C. (Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Industrial Technology)

    1991-09-20

    Effects on cholesterol contained in serum lipids, levers and feces of rats and the metabolism were compared between palm oil, hardened soybean oil and cacao butter. In addition, the relations to the physical and chemical properties of these oils were also studied. In the case of cacao butter, saturated triglyceride of high fusing point was not contained at all and the main component is 2-oleo-1,3-disaturated glycerides. This component was the main cause for cacao butter to show the unique behavior. Concerning the cholesterol concentrations in lever, the hardened soybean oil group tended to be lower than other 3 groups and this tendency agreed approximately with that in serum. Cholesterol in the feces was also analyzed. Cholesteol content in the case of cacao butter was higher than those for the hardened soybean oil group and palm oil group, and much higher than that of the soybean oil group. But the lathosterol content did not show any significant difference compared with that of palm oil group, and the coprostanol content showed the lower value, which had the significant difference. 14 refs., 1 figs., 7 tabs.

  19. Geotechnical application of geological information on Kanto loam; Kanto loam ni okeru chishitsugaku no jiban kogaku eno oyo

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    So, E. [Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama (Japan)

    1998-02-01

    Quantitative relationship between the allophane clay minerals in the Kanto Loam is cited to describe the relationship between their stratigraphic features and geotechnical features. The Kanto Loam is a soil of weathered Diluvial volcanic ash deposited on hills and plateaus. The Tachikawa loam is the newest, followed by the Musashino loam, Shimosueyoshi loam, and Tama loam, named in the order from new to old. The Tachikawa and Musashino loams are relatively new loams formed approximately several tens of thousand years ago, and are different from each other in the percentage of allophanes (Ap), which is 50% or higher for the Tachikawa loam and 40% or lower for the Musashino loam, and in the equivalent liquid limit (Ap equivalent index number), which is 115% or higher for the Tachikawa loam and 105% or lower for the Musashino loam. The new loam behaves like the Ap-governed volcanic ash while the old loam behaves like the alluvial clay. There is a linear, proportional relationship between Ap of the new loam and the geotechnical index number. The physical and dynamic behavior of the new loam is all under control of the aggregate structure formed of allophanic clay minerals, the loam behaving like sand when not disturbed and like clay when disturbed. The physical and dynamic properties are also discussed. 6 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Design and erection of the MUSEUM BRIDGE; Bijutsu no sekai eno yume no kakehashi. MUSEUM BRIDGE no sekkei seko

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    Ishihara, S.; Tsunekawa, M.; Umda, A.; Kishimoto, Y.; Yotsukura, Y.; Miitsu, K.; Okada, S.; Furukawa, M. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1998-12-20

    MUSEUM Projects for the religious corporation of Shinji-Shumeikai, at Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture. Fundamental design was by a project team led by the world-famous architect I.M. Pei. The museum is located in a prefectural park surrounded by forests. The design concept of the bridge aimed to connect Shangri-La (museum) to the real world. In order to satisfy this purpose, a cable-stayed bridge with external tendon was adopted as an original structure style, and details such as handrails, gratings, and gloss painting taken into consideration. The authors report the characteristics of the bridge and the sequence of erection. (author)

  1. Shear stress affects the intracellular distribution of eNOS: Direct demonstration by a novel in vivo technique

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    C. Cheng (Caroline (Ka Lai)); M.J. van Haperen (Rien); M.C. de Waard (Monique); L.C.A. van Damme (Luc); D. Tempel (Dennie); R. Hanemaaijer (Roeland); W.A. van Cappellen (Gert); J.A. Bos (Joop); C.J. Slager (Cornelis); D.J.G.M. Duncker (Dirk); A.F.W. van der Steen (Ton); M.P.G. de Crom (Rini); R. Krams (Rob)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThe focal location of atherosclerosis in the vascular tree is correlated with local variations in shear stress. We developed a method to induce defined variations in shear stress in a straight vessel segment of a mouse. To this end, a cylinder with a tapered lumen was placed around the

  2. Role of iNOS and eNOS expression in a group of Egyptian diabetic and nondiabetic nephropathy patients

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    Mayssa I. Aly

    2013-01-01

    Conclusion The presence of iNOS is associated with tubular damage resulting in renal failure. The upregulation of NO in diabetes mellitus type 2 may explain the endothelial dysfunction that is associated with almost all diabetic complications.

  3. Phenomena in molten aluminium induced by silica particles addition. Aluminium yotochu eno silica ryushi tenka ni yotte hikiokosareru shogensho

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    Tsujikawa, M.; Hashimoto, T.; Kawamoto, M. (University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). College of Engineering)

    1992-08-25

    Fundamental tests were performed for the purpose of utilizing thermit reaction, which was induced in metal liquid phase, for making new material. Exothermic reaction caused by the thermit reaction was observed when coarse silica particles were added while stirring to the Al-Si eutectic melt remaining at 1023K. Silica particles were reduced into Si in a short time, and dissolved in the melt. As a result of the thermit reaction, [alpha]-alumina particles which were as large as added silica particles were generated in the melt. Large primary Si and alumina particles as well as Al-Si eutectic matrix were observed within microstructures of the specimens after solidification. When Mg was added prior to the addition of silica particles, the dispersion of silica particles was promoted and the thermit reaction was more accelerated. Therefore the highest temperature of the melt attained by this reaction was higher than that attained by the reaction without Mg addition. Moreover, the analysis of generated oxide particles proved that the thermit reaction started from outside of silica particles. 7 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Introduction of electric double layer capacitors in the solar-EV; Solar denki jidosha eno denki nijuso condenser no oyo

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    Fujinaka, M. [Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    A basic experiment was carried out on a supplementary power supply, in which solar cells and electric double layer capacitors(EDLC) were combined for a DC/DC converter, for the use of a solar-electric vehicle (S-EV); and in actuality, an S-EV was loaded with the power supply with a running test conducted on a public road. The EDLC was found effective and useful for avoiding temporary lowering of voltage and momentary break. An electric supply was thereby made possible for an emergency light without the use of the DC/DC converter. However, in a tunnel or a night driving and in case of failure of the DC/DC converter, an operating time of only 7 minutes or so was affordable with the EDLC having a capacity of 100F. Moreover, particularly with a heavy load, it was impossible to maintain a voltage for many hours. Under the circumstances, an S-EV design would primarily require two sets of independent DC/DC converter loaded in the future. The EDLC, young after it was developed, still has a small energy density compared with a lead storage battery. Yet, an EDLC with a higher performance being developed, there is a possibility that it will be applied to S-EV`s by utilizing its characteristics such as a high efficiency and a long service life. 4 refs., 8 figs.

  5. Estimation of the charge quantity from solar cell to battery; Taiyo denchi ni yoru chikudenchi eno juden yosoku

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    Tsutsumi, K.; Nishitani, M. [Daiichi University, College of Technology, Kagoshima (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    In performing an experiment of running a small electric vehicle by installing solar cells in it and by charging the storage battery at a specific voltage, an estimation was made on the charge quantity to the battery for each solar altitude and inclination of a module at different hours. The solar altitude was determined at Daiichi University, College of Technology, according to the month and the time of day from a formula using day-declination and time equation of a chronological table of science. The quantity of global solar radiation was determined by resolving the solar radiation into its direct and diffuse components on the basis of the extra-terrestrial solar radiation quantity with the change in radius vector taken into consideration; and then, the global solar radiation on the inclined face was obtained from the angle of inclination and incidence. On the roof of a Daiichi University building, solar cell modules were installed facing north and south at 0{degree}, 30{degree}, 45{degree}, 60{degree} and 90{degree} each, so that a short-circuit current was measured for each differently inclined angle. As a result of the experiment, shown in an regression formula is a relation between the temperature conversion value of the maximum output of the solar cell at the standard temperature of 25{degree}C and the quantity of solar radiation on the inclined surface. Consequently, it enabled the prediction of a charging quantity, in the case of running a small vehicle with solar cells installed, from the quantity of solar radiation on the inclined surface in the clear weather. 2 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Erythropoietin increases bioavailability of tetrahydrobiopterin and protects cerebral microvasculature against oxidative stress induced by eNOS uncoupling.

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    Santhanam, Anantha Vijay R; d'Uscio, Livius V; Katusic, Zvonimir S

    2014-11-01

    This study was designed to determine whether treatment with erythropoietin (EPO) could protect cerebral microvasculature against the pathological consequences of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase uncoupling. Wild-type and GTP cyclohydrolase I (GTPCH-I)-deficient hph1 mice were administered EPO (1000 U/kg/day, s.c., 3 days). Cerebral microvessels of hph1 mice demonstrated reduced tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) bioavailability, increased production of superoxide anions and impaired endothelial NO signaling. Treatment of hph1 mice with EPO attenuated the levels of 7,8-dihydrobiopterin, the oxidized product of BH4, and significantly increased the ratio of BH4 to 7,8-dihydrobiopterin. Moreover, EPO decreased the levels of superoxide anions and increased NO bioavailability in cerebral microvessels of hph1 mice. Attenuated oxidation of BH4 and inhibition of endothelial NO synthase uncoupling were explained by the increased expression of antioxidant proteins, manganese superoxide dismutase, and catalase. The protective effects of EPO observed in cerebral microvessels of hph1 mice were also observed in GTPCH-I siRNA-treated human brain microvascular endothelial cells exposed to EPO (1 U/mL or 10 U/mL; 3 days). Our results suggest that EPO might protect the neurovascular unit against oxidative stress by restoring bioavailability of BH4 and endothelial NO in the cerebral microvascular endothelium. We demonstrate that treatment with erythropoietin (EPO) could protect cerebral microvasculature against the pathological consequences of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase uncoupling. Our results suggest that EPO might protect the neurovascular unit against oxidative stress by restoring bioavailability of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and endothelial nitric oxide. © 2014 International Society for Neurochemistry.

  7. Ilves viskas koos Bedwettersiga näppu. President Ilves kohtus õpilaste ja kaitseliitlastega / Eno-Gerrit Link

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    Link, Eno-Gerrit

    2007-01-01

    Münchenis MTV Euroopa muusikaauhindade jagamisel Uue Euroopa Heli kategoorias lauluga "Dramatic Letter to Conscience"esikoha võitnud Pärnu pop-punkbändist Bedwetters ja president Toomas Hendrik Ilvese Pärnu Sütevaka humanitaargümnaasiumi ja Kaitseliidu Pärnumaa maleva külastusest 9. novembril

  8. Efficacy of nitric oxide, with or without continuing antihypertensive treatment, for management of high blood pressure in acute stroke (ENOS)

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    Bath, Philip M W; Woodhouse, Lisa; Scutt, Polly

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is associated with poor outcome after stroke. Whether blood pressure should be lowered early after stroke, and whether to continue or temporarily withdraw existing antihypertensive drugs, is not known. We assessed outcomes after stroke in patients given drugs......), started within 48 h of stroke onset, or to no glyceryl trinitrate (control group). A subset of patients who were taking antihypertensive drugs before their stroke were also randomly assigned to continue or stop taking these drugs. The primary outcome was function, assessed with the modified Rankin Scale......), and was significantly reduced on day 1 in 2000 patients allocated to glyceryl trinitrate compared with 2011 controls (difference -7·0 [95% CI -8·5 to -5·6] mm Hg/-3·5 [-4·4 to -2·6] mm Hg; both pantihypertensive drugs compared with 1044 patients randomised...

  9. Report to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from the staff panel on the Commission's determination of an Extraordinary Nuclear Occurrence (ENO)

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    1980-01-01

    The Panel finds that the first criterion, pertaining to whether the accident caused a discharge of radioactive material or levels of radiation offsite as defined in 10 CFR 140.84, has not been met. It further finds that there is presently insufficient information to support any definitive finding as to whether or not the second criterion, relating to damage to persons or property offsite as defined in 10 CFR 140.85, has been met. Since the Panel has not found that both criteria have been met, it recommends that the Commission determine that the accident at Three Mile Island did not constitute an extraordinary nuclear occurrence.

  10. Port Artur 3 arhitektuurikonkursi võidutöö sündis Itaalias / Eno-Gerrit Link

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    Link, Eno-Gerrit

    2006-01-01

    Pärnu kesklinna jõeäärse ala rahvusvahelise arhitektuurikonkursi tulemustest. Võitis itaalia arhitektide projekt "Flood". Teise koha võitis projekt "Istu ja vaata" (Jan Skolimovski ja Peeter Loo), kolmanda koha "Nicesaar" (Ott Kadarik, Villem Tomiste, Mihkel Tüür)

  11. Inhibition of GTP-dependent vesicle trafficking impairs internalization of plasmalemmal eNOS and cellular nitric oxide production

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    Chatterjee, Suvro; Cao, Sheng; Peterson, Timothy E; Simari, Robert D; Shah, Vijay

    2003-01-01

    .... This was associated with the mobilization of eNOS-GFP protein into Triton X-100-insoluble fractions of cell lysates, and an internalization of plasmalemmal eNOS-GFP in live and fixed ECV 304 cells...

  12. Research on application of heat pump on cyclamen culture. Shikuramen saibai eno heat pump tekiyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Nada, Hidetoshi (Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., Fukuoka (Japan))

    1989-03-30

    The culture test by introduction of heat pump was conducted for the culture process of cyclamen. As the result of the test, cultivating technology which was capable to deliver cyclamen twice a year, in September and December, together with the reliable technology to cultivate it in large pots (No 7, 8 flower pots) to deliver it at the end of year, were established. Disease and outbreak of injurious insects such as wilt and grey mold were capable to be almost prevented by air-conditioning and dehumidifying system, therefore superior quality cyclamen with beautiful flowers was grown. Further, under-bench culture test which has never been examined, was applied to Daimonji-so, then much interest supplemented by its running cost, was attained. Beside the above, the profitability of heat pump was verified, and energy conservation and labor saving were realized by the automation on opening and closing of green house windows and curtains, on starting and stopping of heat pump which was operated in compliance with set temperature, humidity and quantuty of solar radiation. 7 figs., 10 tabs.

  13. Ultra-low light level imaging and its application to biosciences. Goku bijakuko imaging to sono seitai keisoku eno oyo

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    Hayakawa, T. (Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Shizuoka (Japan))

    1992-12-05

    This paper describes an ultra-high sensitivity TV camera (photon counting camera) that can detect photons one by one and image them under ultra-low level light, and its application. Photographing under ultra-low level light has become possible by using a two-dimensional photon counting method. In observing movements of sea urchin roes before and after fertilization, fluidity of the membranes was quantified two-dimensionally and chronologically. In the example of the number of fluorescent molecules sealed in red blood cell ghosts, the number was imaged up to 10 molecules per ghost. Its most characteristic application would be to utilize its capability of imaging performance under as low light as incident photons would not almost superpose with each other in terms of space and time. The number of biological photons after about one week of sowing soybean seeds was several hundred photons per cm[sup 2]/S in a portion receiving abundance of light on a test sample. Other applications may include imaging Ca ions discharged during fertilization of the roes, chronological observation on process of active oxygen release from white blood cells in defective nutrition, and visualization of gene emergence utilizing luciferin-luciferase light emission. 8 refs., 9 figs.

  14. Application of permeable metal die for non-ferrous alloy casting; Tsukisei kanagata no keigokin kanagata chuzo eno tekiyo

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    Kato, T. [Shinto Kogyo Ltd., Nagoya (Japan)

    1997-05-25

    This paper introduces a permeable metal die developed to apply to casting non-ferrous alloys. Gas is discharged through micropores distributed uniformly on a die material. The die is classified into a die having pores with a diameter of 7 {mu}m used for die-casting, and another having pores with a diameter of 30 {mu}m used for gravity casting and low-pressure casting. Cr/Mo-based high-alloy special steel powder is mixed with high-alloy special steel short fibers of the same system for reinforcement to make a die material through compressive formation and sintering. The material undergoes cutting and grinding to fabricate a metal die. Its structure is martensite. Basic tests were given on the die to test heat check resisting performance, molten metal running performance, and mechanical properties of casts. In addition, discussions were given on effects of coating of die release agent and refractories on air permeability. The following effects were verified: inadequate molten metal run is improved; gas defects are eliminated; transcribability of die shape is enhanced; surface grade of casts is improved; and casting cycle time is shortened. Aluminum automotive parts and aluminum containers are mass-produced by using this metal. 4 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Two enzymes which catalyze the amidation of peptide C-terminals are synthesized by a single mRNA. Peptide C mattan amid ka hanno wo shokubaisuru futatsu no koso wa ippon no mRNA yori goseisareru

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    Kato, I.; Yonekura, H.; Okamoto, H. (Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan))

    1991-10-25

    Recent findings by the authors are reviewed on the amidation that forms amid structure essential to physiological activities in C-terminals of peptide hormones such as oxytocin,VIP,PP. It is noted that the amidation had been considered to be catalyzed by peptidylglycine{alpha} -amidating monooxyganase ( PAM ) and that the authors investigated the PAM function by expression of PAM cDNA isolated from rat pituitary and its deletion mutant into COS-7 cells, reaching to the important findings of a singl PMA mRNA encoding two enzymes, namely one at 5 {prime} side, peptidylglicine {alpha} hydroxylase which catalyses the conversion of C-termianl glycine on peptide to the hydroxylated form ( the first step of amidation ),and another at 3{prime} side, {alpha}- hydroxylglycine amidating dealkylase which catalyzes the conversion of hydroxylated glycine to the amidated form ( the second step of amidation). 19 refs., 4 figs.

  16. Study of reaction and heat release from solid combustion in strong magnetic field; Kyojiba wo riyoshita hikinshitsu kotai nensho shori no hanno to netsu no seigy ni kansuru kiso kenkyu

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    Ito, K.; Fujita, O.; Iiya, M.; Kudo, K. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    To establish the inhomogeneous solid combustion control technology, effects of the strong magnetic field on the solid combustion were examined. When applying the sufficiently strong magnetic field, it is possible to control the air flow in combustion field by utilizing the force applying to constituent oxygen with large susceptibility. Based on this possibility, combustion experiments of expanded polystyrene plates were conducted between the magnetic poles of electro-magnet having the maximum flux density of 1 T and the maximum magnetic field gradient of 0.5 T/cm. To observe the effects of magnetic field without the effects of natural convection, combustion experiments of acrylic sheets were conducted between the magnetic poles of electro-magnet having the maximum flux density of 0.6 T and the magnetic field gradient of about 0.1 T/cm under the microgravity conditions between 10{sup -4} and 10{sup -5}g using a microgravity test facility. Consequently, prospective combustion results could be obtained, in which the force of flame received from the magnetic field is almost equivalent to the buoyancy of flame. It was demonstrated that combustion can be controlled by the magnetic field. 1 ref., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Study of selective oxidation of methane catalyzed by solid superacid in unique reaction field; Tokushu hannoba no kotai chokyosan wo mochiiru methane no sentaku sanka hanno ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Misonoo, M.; Tatsumi, T.; Mizuno, T.; Inumaru, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    Selective oxidation of lower alkanes by use of heteropolymeric compounds is studied. Alkanes are activated on Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 serving as catalyst, and their activity and selectivity improve when the catalyst is developed into a dual function catalyst in which Cs and Pt are combined. A success is reported of the synthesis of a heteropolymeric acid in which two molecules of the coordination element wolfram are replaced with a transition metal of the first period, on which acid the oxidation of cyclohexane is enhanced. Cs2.5Ni0.08H1.34PVMo11O40 as a metal/heteropolymeric acid dual function catalyst enables the direct oxidation (9% recovered at 340{degree}C) of isobutane into a methacrylic acid, which is attributed to the harmonious coordination of the oxidizing work of the catalyst and acidity. It is possible to oxidize propane into the acrylic acid, but not ethane into the acetic acid. In the case of Pd/Cs2.5H1.5PVMo11O40, the formic acid, methanol, etc., are produced upon addition of hydrogen to the system. This reaction in the hydrogen/oxygen system is supposed to take place via activated oxygen seeds as in the case of oxidation by hydrogen peroxide. 10 refs.

  18. Study on solar chemical heat pump system. Basic experiment on dehydrogenation of 2-propanol using heteropoly-acid photo catalyst; Solar chemical heat pump no kenkyu. Heteropoly sankei hikari shokubai wo mochiita 2-propanol no dassuiso hanno

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    Doi, T. [Electrochemical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); T-Raissi, A.; Muradov, N. [Florida Solar Energy Center, FL (United States)

    1996-10-27

    With the purpose of converting solar heat energy to an industrial heat energy, an examination was carried out empirically on the case of using a heteropoly-acid photo catalyst for the decomposition reaction process of 2-propanol. The experiment was performed in Florida Solar Energy Center, in the U.S.A.. The device for the experiment was constituted of a reaction part, distribution manifold for feeding from the lower part of the reaction part a 2-propanol solution for which a photo catalyst was suspended, storage tank served also as a gas-liquid separating container, and circulating pump. Silica-tangstic acid was used as the photo catalyst. In an outdoor experiment using solar radiation, the quantity of inclined global solar radiation was 530-950W/m{sup 2} in clear days and 100-600W/m{sup 2} in cloudy days, with temperatures between 17 and 26{degree}C throughout the experiment period. In addition, an indoor experiment was also conducted using an artificial light source (UV light). As a result of the experiment, the energy conversion efficiency was at most about 1% of incident UV light, a low figure compared to a heat utilization ratio of approximately 15% with a thermal catalyst. 6 refs., 8 figs.

  19. Experiment for deep seismic reflections in Hidaka, Hokkaido. Comparison between Vibroseis and explosive data; Hidaka chiiki ni okeru shinbu hanno data no shutoku jikken. Vibroseis to dynamite no hikaku

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    Shimizu, N.; Ikawa, T. [Japex Jeoscience Institute, Tokyo (Japan); Ito, T.; Tsumura, N.; Shinohara, M.; Ikawa, T. Ikawa, H.; Asano, Y.; Tanaka, Y.; Miyazono, N. [Chiba University, Chiba (Japan); Arita, K.; Moriya, T.; Otsuka, K.; Omura, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Kimura, M. [Osaka Prefectural University, Osaka (Japan); Hirata, N. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Okuike, S.

    1997-05-27

    This is a prompt report. These days the importance of acquiring knowledge about the structure from the lower crust down to the upper mantle is often discussed with reference taken to Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake. The Hidaka collision belt where the lower crust is exposed on the surface is a rare phenomenon in the world and has been the subject of seismic survey. As a part of the survey, experiments are conducted by the use of vibrations produced by Vibroseis and dynamite sources. Every one of the shot records (20-second record) from the two types of vibration sources contains a clear echo in the vicinity of 16 seconds supposedly from a level deeper than 40 kilometers, not to mention reflections from shallow levels. Although some studies have to be conducted before the reflecting geological boundary (possibly the upper mantle) of the echo near the 16-second point can be identified, yet this is probably the reflection from the deepest level ever obtained in the seismic reflection survey conducted in Japan`s land area. It is proved by this experiment that vibration from a vibrator can reach as far as that from explosion if the vibrator specifications are rightly chosen. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  20. Predicting autoignition characteristics of premixed natural gas mixture under lean conditions by using a detailed chemical kinetics model; Kagaku hanno sokudoron wo koryoshita tennen gas kihaku yokongoki no jiko chakka tokusei

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    Okamoto, T.; Ikeda, T.; Kusaka, J.; Daisho, Y. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-15

    Study was made on autoignition characteristics of natural gas by using a detailed chemical kinetics model. An engine is being watched which is featured by autoignition by compressing homogeneous lean premixture of air and natural gas as clean alternative fuel. However, because natural gas is composed of major methane, and minor ethane, propane and butane, autoignition is difficult, while rapid pressure rise is predicted at autoignition. Intake temperature rise and compression ratio rise bring autoignition timing forward by rising temperature in a cylinder. The effect of an air excess ratio on ignition timing and autoignition region is small under constant intake pressure and smaller air excess ratios, because of the negation between an effect bringing ignition timing forward by increase in fuel concentration and an effect delaying ignition timing by increase in polyatomic molecules in the premixture. Since combustion starts from n-butane, ignition timing is delayed with an increase in methane ratio. Although the feasibility of compressive ignition combustion using the lean premixture was confirmed, measures against excess pressure rise rates are necessary. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  1. Report on the FY 1999 study of the decomposition/removal of environmental pollutants using laser induced chemical reaction; 1999 nendo laser yuki kagaku hanno wo mochiita kankyo osen busshitsu no bunkai jokyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    2000-03-01

    For the cleavage of carbon-chlorine connection and decomposition of benzene rings which are hazardous causes of the environmental pollutants represented by dioxins, the photolysis of gaseous phase chlorobenzene used as a model compound was made using KrF and ArF excimer laser. The decomposition is high efficiency, and ArF shorter in wavelength can be compounded twice-four times as fast as KrF. It was found out that in the system where oxygen exists, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acetylene, hydrogen chloride, etc. are produced as decomposition products. From the results of the gaschromatographical analysis, chlorine compounds were detected as solid phase decomposition products. However, by the oxygen existence effect and laser shorter wavelength effect, the formation of polychlorinated aromatics was controlled, and chlorine compounds were made non-pollutant together with the composition. It was indicated that the environmental clean-up technology using laser is effective for making low-concentration environmental pollutants non-pollutant, and it is a method to clean up the environment which has a wide range of the application field. (NEDO)

  2. Fiscal 1992 R and D project for next generation infrastructure technology. Report on results of R and D on photo-reactive material; 1992 nendo hikari hanno zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho

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    1993-03-01

    R and D was conducted with the purpose of establishing fundamental technologies concerning photo-reactive materials, which control molecular structures or polymerization through light beam behavior and which can be used for ultra-high density optical recording, high resolution display, optical switch, etc., with the fiscal 1992 results summarized. In the studies on photochromic materials, investigation was carried out on the possibility of 10 multiple recording and the fundamental features of aggregate forming photochromic compounds. In the studies on high temperature of photochemical hole burning (PHB) materials, a material was synthesized using ionic porphyrin derivatives as guest material and deuterated polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and the like as host, with the evaluation made on the performance of multiple hole formation and storage. In addition, comparisons were made for example on the thermal properties of the PHB materials among the participating enterprises mutually. In the development of chinone PHB materials and research on the improvement of the multiplicity, as this being the final year, researches were done on such subjects as integration of element technologies, material evaluation technology and PHB-related studies, correlatively as the work of the final year. Research results were also reported on the development and systematizing technology of porphyrin-based PHB materials. (NEDO)

  3. Effects of fly ash and blast-furnace slag powder in alkali-aggregate reaction inhibition; Flyash oyobi koro slag bifunmatsu no arukari kotsuzai hanno yokusei koka chosa kenkyu

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    Sakai, K. [The Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-01-31

    To restrain alkali-silica reaction (ASR) of concrete aggregate, ASR curbing capability of pozzolanic admixtures was experimentally investigated. For the experiment, augite-andesite, rhyolite welded tuff, chert, and sandstone were used as typical reactive aggregates. The pessimum proportions showing maximum expansion coefficient were determined by means of mortar bar test method. As a result, they were, by volume, 20% for augite-andesite, 60% for sandstone, and 100% for rhyolite welded tuff and for chert. In the case of these pessimum proportions, ASR curbing effect was examined when a part of cement was replaced by fly ash and blast-furnace slag powder. Experimental results demonstrated that both of them have an effect of curbing ASR of concrete. Even in the case of augite-andesite with high expansion coefficient, it was found that the expansion coefficient of concrete aged for six months can be repressed below 0.10% by replacing 30% of cement with fly ash and 40% of cement with blast-furnace slag powder. 23 figs., 11 tabs.

  4. Control of surface wettability by light illumination: surface wettability control utilizing photo-induced surface reaction of titanium oxide; Hikari de nure wo seigyosuru - sanka chitan no hikari reiki hanno wo riyoshtia nure seigyo gijutsu

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    Watanabe, T.; Hashimoto, K. [The Universityof Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-02-15

    We report photo-generation of highly hydrophilic surface of titanium dioxide. The photo-induced hydrophilicizing is achieved by photo-generation of Ti{sup 4+} to Ti{sup 3+} at definite sites on the surface, resulting in preferential adsorption of hydroxyl groups on corresponding oxygen vacant sites. We also report the photo-generation of titanium dioxide amphiphilic surface on definite photo illumination condition. The unique character of this surface is ascribed to the microstructure of hydrophilic and oreophilic domain. The hydrophilic or amphiphilic titanium dioxide coating can be applied for antifogging mirror or glass and also self-cleaning paint for various industrial materials. Several commercial applications including antifogging automobile side-view mirror or self-cleaning exterior ceramic tile has been starting to hit the market. (author)

  5. Study on the reaction mechanism of oxygen-added enzyme for effective use of unused seaweeds; Miriyo kaiso no shigenka ni shisuru sanso tenka koso no hanno kiko ni kansuru kenkyu

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    1997-03-01

    For effective use of unused seaweeds, efficient search of available microorganism systems and their conversion for effective use were studied. Since generally found Phaeophyceae includes a large amount of polyphenol such as phlorotannin, it is refused by plant-eating animals, inhibits protein from effective absorption, and is inadequate for livestock feed because of tasteless. Bacteria Rhodococcus sp. PG7-2 was isolated which can be effectively increased using phloroglucinol as substrate. Participation of oxygen- adding enzyme was suggested in the initial stage of decomposition which adds molecular oxygen to aromatic rings. In the experiment using combinations of extracted and isolated enzymes and various coenzymes, no significant decomposition was observed. Since phlorotannin of Phaeophyceae is the polymer which shows a matrix-like extent through difficult-to-decompose bond such as biphenyl bond and phenyl ether bond, its decomposition by one kind of bacterium is extremely difficult. Search of decomposition systems of polymer remains as the future issue. 15 refs., 30 figs., 5 tabs.

  6. Improvement for enantioselectivity of esterification by the change of alcohol concentration in supercritical CO{sub 2}; Arukoru nodo henka ni yoru chorinkai CO{sub 2} nai esuteruka hanno kyozotai sentakusei no kojo

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    Wu, Tau-yann; Liang, Ming-tsai

    1999-07-05

    This work used Candid rugosa lipase to resolve racemic Naproxen by esterification with ethanol, n-butanol, n-hexanol, or n-decanol in supercritical CO{sub 2}. It was found that the lipase enantioselectively esterified S-Naproxen within all systems. The enantiomeric ratio increased four folds by slightly decreasing the alcohol concentration. The effect of the alcohol concentration on the enantioselectivity was greater than that of changing acyl acceptors. (author)

  7. Studies of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Effect of prethermal treatment condition with process solvent to increase oil yields; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. Sekitan no maeshori joken to yozai koka

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    Shindo, T.; Komatsu, N.; Kishimoto, M.; Okui, T.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Process solvent was hydrogenated in the brown coal liquefaction, to investigate the influence of it on the prethermal treatment and liquefaction. Consequently, it was found that the n-hexane soluble (HS) yield was improved. In this study, capacity of hydrogen transfer from solvent during prethermal treatment and effects of catalyst were investigated. Since prethermal treatment in oil was effective for improving the oil yield in the presence of hydrogen/catalyst or high hydrogen-donor solvent, influence of hydrogen-donor performance of solvent or addition of catalyst on the hydrogenation behavior of coal and the characteristics of products during prethermal treatment were investigated in relation to successive liquefaction results. As a result, it was found that the increase of HS yield was due to the acceleration of conversion of THF-insoluble using high hydrogen-donor solvent and/or by adding catalyst. It was also found that the use of high hydrogen-donor solvent and highly active catalyst at the stage of prethermal treatment before the successive liquefaction was effective for improving the HS yield, i.e., liquefied oil yield. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Erosion due to impingement of a cavitating jet. 4th report. Effects of nozzles shape and upstream pressure pulsation; Kyabiteshon kaishoku ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. Shibori keijo oyobi joryu atsuryoku hendo no eikyo

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    Yamaguchi, J.; Wang, Xiongying [Yokohama National Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kazama, T. [Muroran Inst. of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1997-05-15

    Erosion related to the collision of jet flow including cavitation bubble is one of the factor to verify the limitation of hydrostatic technology. The authors have so far investigated the effect of unsteady flow, up and down stream pressure, cavitation constant, specimen material and form, laboratory conditions, form around the nozzle path and nozzle outlet and so forth on erosion using jet flow collision type cavitation erosion experimental instrument that makes possible the easy handling of the phenomena caused in machines. Further, equation for estimating the amount of erosion was derived and level of effects of main factors was clarified. However, this method was limited to only circular nozzle fixed flow. In this report, comparative study of orifice nozzle and circular nozzle at both constant normal flow and unsteady flow was carried out using same experimental instrument as in the previous report. As a result, as for the nozzle used in this experiment, erosion in case of orifice nozzle was higher than that of circular nozzle. 15 refs., 13 figs.

  9. Assessment of a Mega-Float on water quality and ecosystem in Tokyo bay; Choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu ga Tokyowan no suishitsu to seitaikei ni oyobosu eikyo ni tsuite

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    Kyozuka, Y.; Hu, C.; Hasemi, H. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Hikai, A.

    1997-08-01

    The effect on the marine environment in the bay when a Mega-Float is installed in a bay was investigated. The physical process such as a residual flow (including tidal currents, water temperature, salt, density, and density currents), and the ecosystem model for which floating organic matter and plankton are handled were incorporated to develop a program for water quality calculation in a bay. The program was used for Tokyo Bay and compared with the conventional calculation result and the oceanograhpic observation result. Simultaneously, the effect on the Mega-Float was considered. On the flow in Tokyo Bay in summer, the calculation result that comparatively coincided with the observation value in a residual flow level was obtained. The horizontal distribution of COD comparatively coincides with the existing observation result. The influence that the Mega-Float exerts on the flow, water temperature, water quality, and ecosystem in the ambient sea area was little and local in the calculation scale (L {times} B {times} d = 6 km {times} 3 km {times} 2 m) of this time. However, the difference occurring due to the design position must also be investigated in future. 12 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

  10. Effects of sand compaction pile (SCP) driving on the strength of clay outside the improved area; Sand compaction pile no dasetsu ga jiban kairyo ikigai no nendo jiban no kyodo ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Matsuda, H. [Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi (Japan); Takahashi, S. [Ministry of Transport, Tokyo (Japan); Fujiwara, K. [Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kitayama, N. [Fukken Co. Ltd., Hiroshima (Japan)

    1998-06-21

    This paper describes effects of the disturbance by the sand compaction pile (SCP) driving operations on the shear strength of clay outside the improved area and the border of region affected by the SCP driving. About 1,400 soil specimens were taken before and after the SCP driving inside and outside the improved area during the foundation improvement at Tokuyama-Shimomatsu Port in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Soil test data of the specimens and strength characteristics of disturbed clay specimens were investigated through the laboratory experiments. The results obtained are as follows. According to the multi-directional simple shear test results, the shear strength immediately after the cyclic shear decreased in 10 to 30% compared with that before the cyclic shear. When recompaction was conducted before the cyclic shear, however, it increased in 50% compared with that before the cyclic shear. The strength of clay decreased by the SCP driving even outside the improved area. When the internal frictional angle of clay, friction coefficient of the improved boundary and driving depth of SCP were determined, it was possible to estimate an area affected by the SCP driving using a combined sliding plane. 21 refs., 18 figs.

  11. Influence of shape and size on the combustion time of solid waste in a fluidized bed furnace; Ryudosoro niokeru kokeihaikibutsu no nenshojikan ni oyobosu keijo to ookisa no eikyo

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    Kita, Teruyuk; Sugiyama, Hideko; Kamiya, Hidehiro; Horio, Masayuki [Tokyo Unversity of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-02-05

    The combustion time of volatile matters and fixed carbon matters in a model waste having various shapes, sizes and materials in a fluidized bed furnace was theoretically and experimentally examined. Concerning the combustion of volatile matters, an estimation model of volatile matter combustion time was developed for the cases when a fixed carbon layer was formed or not formed. The estimation values of combustion time almost agreed with the experimental results of a model waste combustion having various shapes and sizes when the Carman shape coefficient {phi}{sub s0} was in the range of 0.3 to 0.9. In the case of the formation of a fixed carbon layer, combustion time of volatile matter was estimated by using a numerical analysis method for the moving boundary problem, and its results were confirmed to agree with the un-reacting karyotype heat transfer model solution in assumption of quasistationary heat transfer and experimental results. According to these results, it could be proved that the combustible time of volatile matter in the case of formation of a fixed carbon layer could be simply estimated by the un-reacting karyotype heat transfer model. (translated by NEDO)

  12. Reduction of artificial source effect in the high-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the Hanshin region; Hanshin chiiki no komitsudo kuchu jiki tansa ni okeru jinko noise source no eikyo no jokyo

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    Nakatsuka, T.; Makino, M.; Morijiri, R.; Okuma, S. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    A high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was carried out in December 1995 on areas from Kobe City to Kyoto City in relation to the Hyogoken-nanbu Earthquake in 1995. It was found in the survey that effects of electric trains driven by direct current and man-made structures cannot be avoided, working as a large noise factor in extraction and analysis of geological information. This paper describes a quantitative analysis on magnetic anomaly suspected to have been caused from artificial sources seen in the magnetic map of the Hanshin area obtained from the above exploration data. The paper also gives considerations on methods to remove the effects therefrom. It then describes a quantitative analysis and the result of attempts on removal of the anomaly, taking up the following factors: (1) distribution of specific and remarkable magnetic anomalies which correspond to railroad positions of the Hanshin Railways running through the Nishinomiya-Toyonaka area, (2) the magnetic anomaly trend in positive and negative pair seen in the seafront area of Kobe City, and (3) typical bipolar isolated type magnetic anomaly in the north-west part of Kobe City. The cause for (1) was loop current flown for the railway operation, that for (2) was man-made structures in the improved seafront area, and that for (3) was a provisionally built metal waste storage yard. 9 figs.

  13. Effectiveness of aquatic microcosm system containing material cycle as method of toxicity and ecological assessment; Microcosm ni okeru busshitsu junkan to sono dokusei oyobi seitaikei eikyo hyoka shiken ni okeru yukosei

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    Inamori, Y. [National Inst. for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba (Japan); Takamatsu, Y. [University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1995-08-10

    The microcosm has its etymology in the `small outer space`, which is a system that groups or clusters of solid substances are cultivated in a certain container. The system has been prepared to elucidate the ecology and interactions of microorganisms and their structures. This paper describes analysis and assessment on the system based on the results of past studies thereof with an intention to utilize it as a model aquatic ecosystem for a test to assess influence on the ecosystem. It is necessary that, in the case of evaluating the influence on chemical substances, an elucidation be made on a concentration at which clusters of living organisms are not affected even if such chemical substances exist in the environment for a long period of time. In the case of an exotic microorganism, an elucidation should also be given on a concentration that does not affect the environment as seen from the survivability of the microorganism in the environment and its interactions with other microorganisms. A large number of examples of experiments shows that a microcosm test contains material cycle and interactions in multiple kinds of living organism systems, and has high reproducibility and stability. A discussion should now be required that the above test method be positioned as an ecosystem assessment method. 19 refs., 3 figs.

  14. Research report on promotion of geothermal energy exploitation for fiscal 1997. Research into environmental impact (No.B-4, Mt. Kuenohira district); 1997 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa. Kankyo eikyo chosa hokokusho (No.B-4 Kuenohirayama chiiki)

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    1998-12-01

    The results of environmental impact surveys conducted in the Kuenohira mountain district belonging in Kokonoe-cho and Yufuin-cho, Oita Prefecture, are described. Around the Mt. Kuenohira district, information is collected on the state of hot and cold springs before, during, and after the investigatory boring, and difference is appraised between the three periods. In the case of Shusenkaku Hot Spa, a gradual decrease is detected in water temperature, yield, electric conductivity, Na, and Cl following the first survey of October 1997, with the water temperature, yield, and Na recording the lowest throughout the survey period in September 1998 (19th survey). The same is true for Ginyu Hot Spa, where there is a gradual decrease in all the said features. The decrease is attributed to the level of the Kagono river running in the vicinity of the source, and to rainfall. At Ukenokuchi, Kuju Hills, and Yunohira Well No.1, fluctuation is small throughout the survey period in pH, electric conductivity, Na, SO{sub 4}, and Cl, but not small in the yield or rainfall. Fluctuation is small in the yield, pH, and electric conductivity at Asahidai Rest House and Sairin Club. (NEDO)

  15. Effect of impurities in fused magnesia on characteristics of MgO-C brick; MgO-C renga no tokusei ni okeru denyu maguneshia chu no fujunbutsu no eikyo

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    Maekawa, Akiyoshi; Geji, Makoto; Tanaka, Masato; Kitai, Tsuneo; Furukawa, Kunio [Harima Ceramics Corp., Hyogo (Japan)

    1999-05-01

    The effect of impurities in fused magnesia on magnesia-carbon brick was tested. For magnesia-C brick which used 3 kinds of magnesia of different impurities content of scaly graphite and aluminium under 0.25 mm in grain size, the change of magnesia mixed particle by heating and the relation between this change and bending strength were investigated. Periclase grain boundary impurities existing in magnesia mixed particle is softened, molten and further reduced in a temperature range over 900 degree C. Void is generated in grain boundary by this reduction, and inner peripheral part of mixed particle is densified. This change of mixed particle remarkably lowers hot bending strength and normal temperature bending strength strength after heat treatment. When measuring temperature increased, strength difference between bricks was widened, and absolute values of strength was in inverse proportion to the amount of impurities. (NEDO)

  16. Effect of partial oxygen pressure on the formation of Bi-2223 phase in the partial-melting and sintering process; Hanyoyu {center_dot} shoketsuho ni okeru Bi-2223 so no seisei ni oyobosu sanso bunatsu no eikyo

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    Lu, X.; Nagata, A.; Sato, N.; Sugawara, K.; Kamada, S. [Akita Univ., Akita (Japan). Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science

    1999-06-07

    It is expected that that the control of the crystalline orientation that the minute sample is obtained the melting process in bulk material fabrication process of the oxide superconductivity body is possible, etc. are advantageous and that it is very advantageous for high Jc of the Bi system superconductor. Though the sintering of generation and orientation of the Bi-2223 phase was done until now from the melt state solidification we, we examined it, and here, we examined the effect of the oxygen on the generation of the Bi-2223 phase in a half melting and sintering process. (NEDO)

  17. Hydroelastic responses of pontoon type very large floating offshore structures. 2nd Report. Effect of the water depth and the drift forces; Pontoon gata choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no harochu chosei oto ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Senkai eikyo to hyoryuryoku

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    Maeda, H.; Miyajima, S. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Masuda, K.; Ikoma, T. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Technology

    1996-12-31

    Steady-state drift force in regular waves is theoretically analyzed. It is also studied under combined external force experimentally using a two-dimensional water tank. The fluid forces are analyzed by the pressure distribution method based on the potential theory, in which the effects of water depth are taken into account to discuss the effects of elastic deformation of the floating structure on the drift characteristics of steady-state waves. The tests were carried out using a wave-making circulating water tank equipped with a wind duct to create wind, waves and tidal flow. Drift force under a combined external force by wind, wave and/or tidal flow cannot be accurately predicted by arithmetically adding these components. For predicting drift force by tidal flow, it is necessary to take into account drag force in current at the floating structure bottom as well as that in wind at the front face. Drift force by tidal flow is affected by shallowness of water, which should be taken into account for drag forces. The floating structure will be deformed along the wave face as its stiffness decreases, basically decreasing steady-state drift force. 9 refs., 14 figs.

  18. Effect of insolation forecasting error on reduction of electricity charges for solar hot water system; Taiyonetsu kyuto system no denki ryokin sakugen koka ni oyobosu nissharyo yosoku gosa no eikyo

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    Nakagawa, S. [Maizuru National College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan); Kenmoku, Y.; Sakakibara, T. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Kawamoto, T. [Shizuoka University, Shizuoka (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    A solar hot water system can be economically operated if inexpensive midnight power is purchased to cover the shortage of solar energy predicted for the following day. Investigations were conducted because error in insolation prediction affects the system operation and electric charge reduction effect. The target temperature of the heat accumulation tank at every predetermined time point is calculated on the previous evening in consideration of predicted insolation so that the water will be as hot as prescribed at the feeding time on the following day. Midnight power is used for uniform heating to attain the target temperature for 7 o`clock on the following morning. The uniform heating continues from 8 o`clock to the feeding time, this time using solar energy and daytime power to attain the target temperature. Accordingly, the division between the midnight power and daytime power is determined in view of the target temperature for 7 o`clock on the following morning, which target temperature is so set that the charge will be the minimum by optimizing the allocation of the above-said two. When the insolation prediction error rate is beyond 30%, the electric charge grows higher as the rate rises. But, when the rate is not higher than 30%, the charge is little affected by a rise in the rate. 5 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Effects on annual cost of solar/air-heat utilization system of carbon tax and interest rate for a residential house; Jutakuyo taiyo/taikinetsu riyo system no nenkan keihi ni oyobosu tansozei kinri no eikyo

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    Shen, Q.; Kenmoku, Y.; Sakakibara, T. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Nakagawa, S. [Maizuru National College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan); Kawamoto, T. [Shizuoka University, Shizuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-27

    In recent years, a system has been proposed that utilizes river heat, air-heat, exhaust heat from a cooler, etc., in addition to natural energy for the heat pump. With the introduction of such system, the amount of energy used and that of CO2 exhaust will be greatly reduced, but annual expenses will be increased as it stands. In order to improve the cost efficiency of the system, a proposal has been made for the introduction of an economic policy such as the carbon tax and a low interest financing system. With these matters in the background, the subject study predicts the production of solar cells in the future and, on the basis of this production, determines the price, conversion efficiency and equipment energy of solar cells in the future. Using these values and taking into consideration the introduction of the carbon tax and the low interest financing system, the optimum area was determined for solar cells and heat concentrators in a future residential solar/air-heat energy system. The carbon tax, being imposed on all CO2 discharges, had a large effect. Moreover, as the tax increased, annual expenses decreased for the solar/air-heat system. 3 refs., 6 figs.

  20. Effect of quenching rate on martensitic transformation temperature in Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloys; Cu-Al-Ni keijo kioku gokin no maltensite hentai ondo ni oyobosu yakiire reikyakusokudo no eikyo

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    Nakaniwa, M.; Sugimoto, K.; Kamei, K.; Nakamura, Y.; Sugimoto, T. [Kansai University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-08-20

    Experiments were carried out for Cu-xAl-5Ni-2Mn-1Ti shape memory alloys (x= 11.45, 11.77, 11.88 mass%) in order to examine the effect of quenching rate on the transformation temperatures (Ms, Mf, As and Af). The quenching rate was varied from 5 to 1{times}10{sup 4} K/s by changing the temperature of quenching media. The transformation temperatures were determined by DSC measurements for all the samples quenched and are plotted as a faction of quenching rate. It was found that all the transformation temperatures decreased by about 10 K, when the quenching rate was increased 10 times as large as its initial value. The reason was explained by considering the degree of order in the beta-phase. The primary {alpha}- and {gamma}2-phases do not precipitate even during air-cooling on quenching in the alloys with 11.77 and 11.88%Al, being close to the eutectoid composition. Therefore, no remarkable change in martensitic transformation temperature with reducing quenching rate was observed in these alloys. In other words, it can be concluded that these alloys are suitable for heat treatments in practice, where the specimens are cooled more slowly. 20 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Effect of transformation on residual stress in welding. Part 5. ; Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Sohentai ga yosetsu zanryu oryoku ni oyobosu eikyo. 5. ; Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N. (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-11-05

    The residual stress and angular deformation occurred in welding are the important factors for the welding design. In the previous report, by measuring the welding angular deformation caused by the welding rod prepared experimentally with the various transformation temperatures, it was shown that the materials, which could transform at a low temperature, have been effective to restrain the welding deformation. In addition, also the elongation and stress variation in transformation after welding have been examined in detail, and consequently it has been shown quantitatively, that not only the transformation expansion, but also the transformation superplasticity have acted effectively for the stress relaxation during transformation depending on the condition. In this report, the same as in the previous report, the welding with the multilayers and multi-passes has been performed by using the welding rod prepared experimentally and of Fe-Ni-Cr system, which could transform at a low temperature and had a high stress releasement effect, and then the effect of phase transformation on the welding residual stress has been investigated. As a result, the phase transformation had a tight relation with the welding residual stress, and furthermore the compression stress has been observed on the welding metal depending on the transformation temperature. In addition, it was found that in the welding metal, the compression stress has occurred, the tensile stress has remained directly under it, and it has been connected with a peak part of the tension, and has been redistributed. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Effect of VN precipitates on formation of grain boundary and intragranular ferrite in a high N-V bearing steel; V-N tenkako no ryukai oyobi ryunai ferrite hentai ni oyobosu austenite chu no VN sekishutsu no eikyo

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    Omori, A.; Oi, K.; Kawabata, F.; Amano, K. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-11-01

    The enhancement of ferrite nucleation owing to vanadium nitride (VN) precipitated in the austenite phase was studied for a 0.14%C- 1.45%Mn-0.06%V-0.009%N steel and the isothermal ferrite transformation behavior associated with VN precipitation was also quantitatively discussed. Vanadium nitrides precipitate on the austenite grain boundary in preference to the grain interior and increase the density of grain boundary ferrites. On the other hand, VN precipitates in austenite grain interior are less effective to intragranular ferrite nucleation. The calculation based on the classical nucleation theory shows that the activation energy of VN precipitates for a critical ferrite nucleus formation is one-fifth lower than that in case of no precipitate. The ferrite nucleation potency of VN precipitates is kept high even in higher temperature range above 700degreeC. (author)

  3. Effect of hydrogen on transformation characteristics and deformation behavior in a TiNi shape memory alloy. Ti-Ni kei keijo kioku gokin no hentai tokusei oyobi henkei kyodo ni oyobosu suiso no eikyo

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    Yoshiya, T.; Katsuta, H.; Ando, H. (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)); Den, S. (Irie Koken Co. Ltd., Saitama (Japan))

    1992-07-20

    Transformation characteristics and deformation behavior of Ti-50.5at%Ni shape memory alloys, which were occluded hydrogen in various levels, were investigated through electrical resistivity measurements, tensile tests, and X-ray diffraction. Specimens were heated in a low pressure range of hydrogen between 1.1 and 78.5kPa for equilibrium, and thus obtained the specimen which occluded hydrogen up to a maximum value of 5.6 mol%. Martensitic transformation starting temperature(Ms) decreased with an increase in hydrogen content. This corresponds to the fact that the improvement of stabilization of the parent phase during cooling due to hydrogen occlusion was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. It also shows that hydrogen has the suppression effect on this deformation. Critical stress for slip deformation changed with hydrogen content so that hydrogen influenced greatly on deformation behavior of the alloys. Lattice softening occurred with hydrogen contents up to 0.032 mol%, and changed into hardening above 0.032 mol%. Hydrides formed with hydrogen contents over 1.9 mol% resulted in reorientation in variants of the R phase and an increase in lattice strains of the parent phase. 29 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Effect of austenite grain size in Fe-Mn alloys on {epsilon} martensitic transformation and their mechanical properties; Fe-Mn gokin no {epsilon} marutensaito hentai oyobi kikaiteki seishitsu ni oyobosu kessho ryukei no eikyo

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    Nakatsu, H. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Graduate School; Takaki, S. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-02-20

    The Fe-Mn two-components alloy samples varied with Mn content of 12 to 31 mass% were prepared by charging {gamma}-crystalline grain size using its recrystallization, and were surveyed on effects of the {gamma}-crystalline grain size on athermal {epsilon}-martensitic ({epsilon})-transformation and machining- induced {epsilon}-transformation. As a result of examining the relationship between the {gamma}-crystalline grain size or the {epsilon}-transformation and their mechanical properties, conclusion shown as follows is obtained. The athermal {epsilon} was formed at the alloy containing more than 10 mass% of Mn, maximum {epsilon} was shown at the composition containing about 17 mass% of Mn and the {epsilon} was almost not formed at the steel containing more than 27 mass% of Mn. When crushing the {gamma}-crystalline grain to fine powder, the {epsilon} martensitic transformation beginning temperature tended to reduce somewhat and production amount of the {epsilon} decreased extremely. On the steel containing Mn ranged 15 to 31 mass%, the fine powdering affected scarcely its durability but improved its elongation and its tensile strength. 26 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Effect of NbC particles on {gamma}{yields}{epsilon} Martensitic transformation in Fe-22mass%Mn alloys; Fe-22 mass % Mn gokin no {gamma}{yields}{epsilon} marutensaito hentai ni oyobosu NbC ryushi no eikyo

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    Ono, Y.; Nakatsu, E.; Takaki, S. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-07-20

    The yield and transformation of epsilon ({epsilon}) martensite which is expected to be utilized as reinforcing texture of high Mn non-magnetic steel, are alternated greatly by the fining of crystal particles since said epsilon martensite is effected obviously by austenite ({gamma}) grain during the deformation in cooling process. In this study, in respect of Fe-22mass%Mn-Nb-C alloys wherein Nb and C are added to make the maximum volume rate of NbC being 1 vol%, samples wherein the size of {gamma} grains is fined to 10{mu}m or less by recrystalization are prepared, and the effect of the size of {gamma} grains and the effect of NbC particles dispersed in {gamma} grains on {epsilon} transformation are investigated. The following points are clarified by the results of said investigation. {gamma}{yields}{epsilon} transformation is suppressed remarkably by the existence of NbC particles dispersed homogeneously and finely in {gamma} grains. A large elastic stress field causing conformity deviation is formed around NbC particles by NbC particles themselves. 25 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Part 2. ; Effect of alloying elements and transformation temperature on stress releasement. Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa. 2. ; Oryoku kanwa ni oyobosu gokin genso oyobi hentai ondo no eikyo

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N. (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-02-05

    Steel test pieces having various transformation temperatures (M {sub S}) were fabricated varying Ni and Cr contents, and tests were done on their torsional transformation resistance in cooling process, and stress relaxing characteristics due to transformation superplasticity, using a forced twisting equipment. The test pieces, while being twisted, were heated by high frequency induction from an external source to 1000 {degree} C in 50 seconds, retained for 50 seconds, and then their transformation resistance was detected during cooling. The motor was so controlled in five steps that the added shear distortion speed is constant per unit temperature reduction. The Ni and Cr contents and M {sub S} are in linear relation, and its experimental formula was sought. Even if Ni and Cr contents differ, similar stress relaxing characteristics were presented as long as the M {sub S} points are identical. Therefore, hardness and corrosion resistance can be controlled in welding metals by means of so varying Ni and Cr contents that the M {sub S} point is maintained in a certain range. The transformation resistance showed the minimum value lower by 70 to 80 {degree} C than the M {sub S} point. To apply the phenomena of transformation superplasticity, the temperature difference between preheating paths is important in addition to chemical constituents. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Effects of the pre-transformation microstructures on the grain refining of medium-carbon 5Cr-Mo-V steels; Chutanso 5Cr-Mo-V ko no gyaku hentai sairyuka ni oyobosu zenhentai soshiki no eikyo

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    Mukauda, Y.; Shibata, T.; Ono, S.; Ishiguro, T. [Nippon Steel Works, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    For the purpose of obtaining refined grains over full cross section for improved ductility in heavy-gage products of a medium carbon 5Cr- Mo-V steel, the effects of pre-transformation microstructures on the grain refining during austenitizing were investigated. Samples were prepared to possess either one of three different microstructures , pearlite, bainite and martensite. These samples were heated slowly to the desired austenitizing temperature followed by rapid cooling, and the formation of new austenite grains was examined. Though austenite grains were not refined in cases of martensite and bainite microstructures, these were remarkably refined in case of pearlite. Portions of pearlite were enriched with carbon, where the transformation temperature into austenite was lower, and this is considered to be the reason that finer austenite grains were formed.Above results show that arranging pearlite microstructure before quenching heat treatment is effective for obtaining refined grains over full cross section in heavy-gage products. (author)

  8. Effects of bainitic transformation temperature on microstructure and tensile properties of 0.6C-Si-Mn steel; 0.6C-Si-Mn ko no bisai soshiki to hippari tokusei ni oyobosu benaito hentai ondo no eikyo

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    Tomita, Y. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-06-15

    To acquire excellent mechanical properties of Si-Mn steel by using an austempering treatment to have the steel undergo a bainitic transformation, it is important to identify the effect of its transformation temperature. This paper describes a transformation of 0.6% C-Si-Mn steel at temperatures ranging from 593 K to 673 K, and discussions on the effect of the transformation temperature on the microstructure and tensile properties. The following results were obtained: bainitic ferrite containing very little carbon is produced in layers at any transformation temperature, but a trend was shown that the bainitic ferrite is produced with its width grown larger and denser as the transformation temperature rises; the {gamma}R amount increases remarkably with increasing transformation temperature, and at the same time massive {gamma}R begins to remain in addition to thin film {gamma}R that exists between individual bainitic ferrites; and the result of this experiment revealed that when the transformation temperature is sufficiently high, the fracture elongation increases notably because of the transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect of the {gamma}R that occurs effectively during the transformation. 12 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. Effects of applied stress and plastic strain on. gamma. r reversible. epsilon. martensitic transformation in high Mn alloy polyctystals. Ko Mn tetsu gokin takessho ni okeru. gamma. r reversible. epsilon. martensite hentai ni oyobosu gairyoku to hizumi no eikyo

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    Tomota, Y.; Piao, M.; Hasunuma, T.; Kimura, Y. (Ibaraki Univ., Ibaraki (Japan))

    1990-06-20

    The influences of applied stress and plastic strain on a transformation austenite ({gamma}) to hcp martensite ({epsilon}) were studied on Fe-16wt%Mn, Fe-24wt%Mn, and Fe-24%Mn-6%Si alloy, and a transformation mechanism and a shape memory phenomenon were more deeply examined. As the quenching structure of three kinds of the alloys consists of two phases of {gamma} and {epsilon}, the specimens were cooled after heated above the A {sub f} temperature to keep {gamma} single phase, and then the tensile tests were carried out. Positive temperature dependence was found under the 0.2% proof stress due to stress-induced {gamma}{yields} {epsilon} transformation in each of Fe-Mn alloy and Fe-24%Mn-6%Si alloy. When {gamma} phase of Fe-24%Mn alloy stabilized due to cyclic transformation was stretched at room temperature, the yield stress was remarkably lowered by the stress-induced {gamma}{r arrow}{epsilon} transformation. When the specimens were stretched at 523K under stress which was larger than the yield strength and then cooled, the elongation along the applied stress direction due to martensitic tranformation was recognized. A shape recovery was remarkable in Si content alloys. 22 refs., 5 figs.

  10. Effect of strain on ferrite transformation from super-cooled austenite in Fe-0. 5%C alloy. Fe-0. 5%C gokin no karei osutenaito/feraito hentai ni oyobosu kako no eikyo

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    Matsuura, K.; Ito, Y.; Narita, T. (Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1993-08-01

    During the cooling of a steel, when austenite is applied by strain, the temperature of ferrite transformation would increase accompanied with decrease of its given temperature and increase of strain. In this study, the isothermal transformation behaviour from austenite to ferrite applied by strain in the super-cooled state was investigated, effect of strain on size of ferrite particles and increase of volume rate during transformation were explained by using the velocity theory. That is, concerning to the alloy of two-elemental system Fe-0.51%C cooled at 0.3[degree]C/s and applied by strain at 710[degree]C, at which austenite was super-cooled by 55[degree]C, its isothermal transformation behaviour was investigated. As a result, the following conclusions were obtained. Time required for the transformation remarkably decreased and the size of ferrite particles became ultra-fine subjected to strain. The nucleation rate of ferrite particles remarkably increased with increasing strain. 14 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Effect of transformation on stress releasement of stress concentration area in welding. Part 6. ; Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Sohentai ga oryoku shuchubu no oryoku kanwa tokusei ni oyobosu eikyo. 6. ; Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N.; Iiyama, T. (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-11-05

    As the various contrivances are being done for raising the strength and reliability of the joints in the usual welding execution, the welding defects out of them are thought that they impair the reliability of the joints, and therefore the efforts not so as to let them occur, and in addition, to secure the safety by screening them through the nondestructive inspection, are being performed. In this report, through the double end constraint thermal cycle tests by using the smooth and notched round bar specimen prepared by the friction pressure welding of 9%Ni steel, which could transform at a low temperature, with SUS 304, and moreover through welding by using the welding rod prepared experimentally of the Fe-Ni-Cr system, which could transform at a low temperature, and furthermore through measuring the thermal contraction stress when the extreme strains have been concentrated in the weld metal parts on the way of cooling off, the fracture character of the weld metal has been investigated. In case of actual welding, even when the extreme stress concentration has been created so excessively as D4316 has started to be fractured on its way of cooling off, no crack has occurred in the welding rod of the low temperature transformation. This is thought because of that the superplasticity phenomena due to the martensite transfomation act effectively on the stress releasement. 12 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Effects of heating and cooling rate on transformation behaviors in weld heat affected zone of low carbon steel; Teitanso koban no yosetsu netsu eikyobu no hentai kyodo ni oyobosu kanetsu reikyaku sokudo no eikyo

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    Kanetsuki, Y.; Katsumata, M. [Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1998-01-25

    Discussions were given on effects of welding heat cycles on transformation behaviors in a weld heat affected zone (HAZ). Test pieces are low-carbon fine ferrite pearlite organization steel sheets, which have been treated with a thermomechanical control process (TMCP). The heat cycling was experimented at a maximum temperature of 1350 degC by using a high-frequency heating coil, heating rates from 0.15 to 200 degC/s, cooling rates from 10 to 80 degC/s at an elevated temperature region (higher than 900 degC), and transformation regions (lower than 900 degC) from 0.5 to 6 degC. A transformation curve in actual welding heat cycling was interpreted from these results. Shear-type inverse transformation (from ferrite to austenite) occurs in a rate region corresponding to the heating rate realized during welding. Austenite containing internal stress and a lower structure formed by this inverse transformation accelerates transformation into grain boundary ferrite (GBF) and acerous ferrite (AF). On the other hand, slow cooling in the elevated temperature region releases the internal stress, restores the lower structure, and suppresses the GBF and AF transformation. The GBF tends to precipitate pearlite in adjacent regions and deteriorates the HAZ tenacity. 17 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  13. FY 1998 geothermal development promotion survey. Report on the environmental effect survey (No. A-4 Kunbetsu-dake area); 1998 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa. Kankyo eikyo chosa hokokusho (No.A-4 Kunbetsudake chiiki)

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    1999-09-30

    Of the FY 1998 geothermal development promotion survey, the primary environmental effect survey in the Kunbetsu-dake area was conducted, and the results were arranged. In the well drilling survey, etc., the survey was made aiming at extracting areas to be preserved from an environmental aspect. The results of the survey were summarized as follows: As to the mammalia, 12 families 46 species were confirmed in the area surveyed and the periphery by literature survey. Out of them, the noticeable species which are considered important from an academic viewpoint are 10 families 19 species. As to the aves, 55 families 340 species were confirmed, of which 29 families 79 species are noticeable species. About the amphibia/reptilia, 3 families 3 species in the amphibia and 4 families 6 species in the reptilia were confirmed by literature and hearing survey. The noticeable species is 1 family 1 species in the amphilia. Concerning the terrestrial insecta, 135 families 873 species were confirmed, and the noticeable species is 11 families 20 species. As to the flora, 115 families 1055 species were confirmed, and the noticeable species is 46 families 126 species. Relating to the living vegetation, the one higher than 9 in nature reserves shows a substantial rate, and the periphery of Kaibetsu-dake is designated as the specified flora colony. (NEDO)

  14. Study on vapor film collapse behavior on high temperature particle surface. 2nd Report. Effect of subcooling on micro-mechanism; Koon ryushi hyomenjo no jokimaku hokai ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Bishiteki hokai kyodo ni oyobosu subcooling no eikyo

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    Abe, Y.; Tochio, D. [Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    2000-02-25

    Thermal detonation model is proposed to describe vapor explosion. According to this model, vapor film on pre-mixed high temperature droplet surface should be collapsed for the trigger of the vapor explosion. It is pointed out that the vapor film collapse behavior is significantly affected by the subcooling of low temperature liquid. However, the effect of subcooling on micro-mechanism of vapor film collapse behavior is not experimentally well identified. The objective of the present research is to experimentally investigate the effect of subcooling on micro-mechanism of film boiling collapse behavior. As the results, it is experimentally clarified that the vapor film collapse behavior in low subcool condition is qualitatively different from the vapor film collapse behavior in high subcool condition. In high subcool condition, instability of the vapor film dominates the vapor film collapse on the particle surface. On the other hand, micro-mechanism at the interface between vapor and liquid such as micro-jet is dominant in low subcool condition in case of vapor film collapse by pressure pulse. (author)

  15. Effect of leisure orientation on fuel consumption of cars. Survey of the actual state of travel of privately owned cars; Reja shiko ga joyosha no nenryo shohi ni oyobosu eikyo. Jikayo joyosha no soko jittai chosa

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    1996-06-01

    The actual state of car travel was surveyed to know an effect of leisure orientation on fuel consumption of cars. An questionnaire survey was conducted in Chiba city where the number of cars privately owned is close to the national average. The average annual travel distance per car used at leisure is 4200km, 43% of the total travel distance. The travel distance at leisure of a recreational vehicle (RV), especially, is about 1800km/year longer than that of the other cars. In a single household, 58% of the total travel distance are for leisure. In a household including a couple and preschoolers or a couple and school children, dependence on the car use at leisure is large, but the travel distance itself is short. In a household including a couple and college students or a couple and working members of society, children become drivers, and the distance at leisure gets as long as in a single household. Cars of the head of household are much used at leisure and those of children are used sometimes. The travel distance at leisure of cars of spouses is short. In the enhancing leisure orientation, the rate of travel for leisure will increase in the background of convenience of cars. 68 figs., 10 tabs.

  16. Development of technology for plantlet propagation by tissue culture. 1. soshiki baiyo ni yoru shubyo tairyo zoshoku gijutsu no kaihatsu. 1. ; Ichigo callus no keisei to saibunka ni oyobosu shokubutsu hormones no eikyo

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    Yoshihara, T.; Hanyu, H.

    1989-12-01

    For mass propagation of strawberry seedlings via callus by liquid culture method with a higher cultural efficiency, it is required to form calluses which are dispersed homogeneously in liquid culture and are easy to isolate to individual. Then an investigation on the effect of plant hormones on callus formation was conducted. Sorts and concentrations of plant hormones, regeneration ratio from the callus, and the frequency of morphological mutations of the plantlets were examined. Auxins; 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) and two others, and cytokinins; kinetin (KIN) and two others were used for plant hormones. These hormones were tested in serial concentrations between 0 to 5 ppm and in combinations with each auxins and cytokinins. Cytokinins were better to form and grow the callus in the vicinity of 0.2ppm, and auxins gave the highest growth rate of callus at 0.5 to 2 ppm. It was concluded that optimizing condition for the callus formation was KIN 0.1-0.5 ppm and 2,4-D 0.1-1ppm. 18 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Effect of aluminum on the growth and nutrient uptake in cryptomeria japonica D.Don and Chamaecyparis obtusa Sieb. et Zucc.; Sugi oyobi hinoki no ikusei to yobun kyushu ni oyobosu aluminium no eikyo

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    Kono, Y.; Matsumura, H.; Kobayashi, T. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

    1995-09-10

    Two-year-old seedlings of Sugi (Japanese cedar: Cryptomeria japonica D. Don) and Hinoki (Japanese cypress: Chamaecyparis obtusa Sieb. et Zucc.) were grown for 4 months in 1/5 Hoagland`s No.2 nutrient culture solution containing aluminum chloride in the concentration range of 0.5 to 20 mM within the pH range of 3.5 to 4.0. Aluminium supplied at or below 1 mM of Al had no effect on the mortality of these species. However, the increase Al concentration higher than 2 mM increased the mortality. While they showed significant growth reduction at or higher Al concentration of 5 mM, there were no difference in growth response to Al between the two species in this experiment. While Al contents in leaf and root significantly increased with increasing Al concentration in the solution, contents of Ca, Mg and P in leaf decreased. Roof p content in Sugi increased with the increase of Al concentration in the solution, while no such change was observed in Hinoki root. This result suggests that Al might make phosphate immobile or inviolable form in Sugi root and this might lead to the reduced translocation of P into the leaf. In contrast, Al did not interfere with the uptake of phosphate in the root, however, it might interrupt phosphate transport into leaf from root system in Hinoki. The Al concentration such as 5 mM in the root sphere induced growth reductions in Sugi and Hinoki, with no significant difference in the response between the two species. This concentration was much higher than those reported in the field crops, vegetables and/or herbs. Thus, if soil acidification will be induced by acidic deposition in future, these herbaceous plants will be influenced faster than the conifer trees. This also means that ground vegetation change will be observed earlier than the conifer decline by the soil acidification stress. 23 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. Fiscal 1997 report on the survey of effects of enhancement of energy consumption efficiency on the global environment; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (energy shohi koritsuka chikyu kankyo eikyo chosa)

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    1998-03-01

    The paper surveyed the state of studying the measures against global warming in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and made analyses of the trends of preventive measures for global warming in other countries, aiming at presenting data for studying the future enhancement of energy consumption efficiency in the Asia Pacific region. In the U.S., a report was taken up from Executive Office of the President which is entitled `the federal government R and D of energy for solution to problems in the 21st century.` The report made analyses of the federal government R and D of energy and at the same time recommended an increase in R and D budget and reinforcement of the organization of the Department of Energy. In Europe, the carbon tax, CO2 tax, energy tax, etc. are introduced or studied for reduction of CO2 emissions. OECD made public a report approved in May 1997 which is entitled `the environmental tax and green tax reform.` Also studied were the introduction and effects of the carbon tax aiming at reducing CO2 emissions in developing countries. More attention is being paid to economic effects predicted in case developed countries reinforce various kinds of measures for targeted reduction of greenhouse gases. 2 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Report on fiscal 2000 geothermal development promotion survey. No. C-5 Appi district environmental impact survey (1st phase); 2000 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa hokokusho - No.C-5. 1. Appi chiiki kankyo eikyo chosa

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    2001-08-01

    For the survey of weather in the Appi district, Iwate Prefecture, observation data covering the last decade were collected at weather stations and the like, and characteristics of weather, climate, and natural earthquakes were learned. In the survey of fluctuation in the spa water level, studies were made about fluctuation in water temperature, spring water, and river water, and basic data were collected for the examination of the impact to be generated by geothermal exploration well boring and short-term discharge tests. In the survey of animal and vegetables, the habitation and distribution of animals and vegetables at sites planned for geothermal well boring were investigated, and data were collected for the evaluation of the impact to be imposed on them by well boring or the like. In the survey dealing with nature conservation and landscape, laws and regulations governing nature conservation were collected and put in an easy-to-use order, and seasonal changes in the natural landscape were photographed and recorded. In the survey of noise/vibration and ground fluctuation, the background values were measured prior to the implementation of geothermal well boring, discharge tests, and so forth. (NEDO)

  20. Effects of hardness and test temperature on the stress-corrosion cracking susceptibility of carbon steel in simulated BWR environment; Koon koatsu sui kankyo ni okeru tansoko no oryoku fushokuware kanjusei ni oyobosu kodo, oyobi shiken ondo no eikyo hyoka

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    Nakayama, G.; Akashi, M. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-03-15

    An SSRT test and a CBB test were carried out on carbon steel and heat treated materials applied with bead welding of single pass simulating fillet welding in oxygen-enriched high-temperature water environment, and the stress-corrosion cracking susceptibility was evaluated. Highly hard welding heat affected zones with Vickers hardness of more than 400 have grain boundary stress-corrosion cracking susceptibility. However, a structure whose high hardness has been realized by tempering treatment has no grain boundary stress-corrosion cracking susceptibility. In the SSRT test, stress-corrosion cracking fractured face rate rises with rising test temperature, resulting in stress-corrosion cracking susceptibility shown even at lower hardness. On the other hand in the CBB test, a large number of relatively shallow cracks are generated down to low hardness at temperatures below 190 degC, while the number of cracking occurrence decreases as the temperature rises. However, deep cracks increase. In the CBB test on tempered heat treatment materials, the fact that stress-corrosion cracking can occur in test pieces with Vickers hardness of 165, which is nearly the same as that for the base material, proves that no lower limit hardness exists practically in occurrence of stress-corrosion cracking in carbon steel. 13 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Study on the effect of periodic wake on a separation flow. On the changes of the fluctuation frequency of separation flow; Shukiteki koryu ga hakuri nagare ni ataeru eikyo. Hakuri nagare no shuhasu no henka

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    Yamagishi, M.; Tashiro, S. [Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-04-25

    The vortex structure within a separated flow region changes when the disturbance is introduced in a mean-flow. This change was investigated by numerical simulation. The periodic velocity fluctuation introduced into the mean-flow at the upstream of separation shear layer, and its amplitude is 30% of the mean-flow velocity. By this periodic fluctuation, the shear layer is flapped to make vortices be shed with the frequency of fluctuation. For making the separation region narrow, it is found that the most effective frequency is about twice of the frequency which is dominant in the separation flow without fluctuation. Furthermore, first sub and super harmonics of that frequency make the flow be periodic. These resonance are explained by using the wave number which is equivalent to the vortex scale. (author)

  2. Influence on driver fatigue of vertical vibrations over long distances. Assessment in terms of stress hormones; Driver no unten hiro ni okeru joge shindo no eikyo. Stress hormone wo shiyo to shite

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    Taguchi, T.; Inagaki, H. [Toyota Central Research and Development Labs., Inc., Aichi (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    Driving tests are conducted to obtain some indexes that describe the cumulative effect of the sense of tiredness. The heart rate, Mayer wave related sinus arrhythmia, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, urinary adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol in saliva are tested. Adrenaline and Mayer wave related sinus arrhythmia are ultimately named in view of their correlation with tiredness. It is believed that tiredness is attributable to two factors, which are increase in mental stress and decrease in vigilance. An excitation test is then conducted using a motion simulator. Upon application of 4Hz vibrations (equivalent to the chest section resonance frequency), adrenaline increases sharply, and then decreases sharply upon termination of excitation. Upon application of 1.6Hz vibrations (equivalent to the head section resonance frequency), adrenaline increases but not sharply, and the elevated level is sustained for some time after excitation. Driving tests are next conducted using a vehicle with its suspension fixed and another with 1-2Hz vibrations reduced. Rise in the adrenaline level is found inhibited aboard the latter. No difference is detected in terms of Mayer wave related sinus arrhythmia between the two vehicles. 4 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  3. Fiscal 1998 research report on the basic study on the effect of microgravity on living individuals; Bisho juryoku no seibutsu kotai ni taisuru eikyo no kiso kenkyu 1998 nendo chosa hokokusho

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    1999-03-01

    In order to clarify the effect of microgravity on vital functions and organisms at a cell level, this research studies the molecular biological response function of higher animals, the gravity acceptable mechanism of single-cell organisms, the effect of gravity on geotaxis of insects, measurement of monoamine system neurotransmitters of rat hippocampus by dialysis in a brain and the effect of microgravity on it, the effect of microgravity on water and bone metabolism functions and immunity function, and the analysis of BZ reaction as a simple model of vital reaction. The themes of the research are as follows: the effect of microgravity environment on cell fusion, the analysis of gravity acceptable mechanisms of single-cell organisms, the effect of oriental medical treatment on bone metabolism anomaly of mouses under microgravity environment, the effect of oriental medical treatment on change in physiological function under microgravity environment, the effect of microgravity environment on immunity systems, the effect of gravity on cell activities, the effect of a gravity field on chemical oscillation reaction, and the effect of gravity on geotaxis of insects. (NEDO)

  4. Survey on acceleration of geothermal development in fiscal 1998. Report on survey for influence on environment (No. B-7, Kuwanosawa district); 1998 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa.Kankyo eikyo chosa hokokusho (No. B-7 Kuwanosawa chiiki)

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    1999-09-01

    A survey was performed on the current situation in the Kuwanosawa district in Akita Prefecture to identify influence on the surrounding environment due to drilling of geothermal structure testing wells. The survey on animals covered mammals of five divisions, 10 families and 19 species, Aves of ten divisions, 25 families and 73 species, reptiles of one division, 3 families and 6 species, Amphibia of two divisions, 6 families, 9 species, and Insects of 17 divisions, 179 families and 719 species. Precious animals of a several species including black salamander were identified. In the plant survey, 132 families and 670 species were identified, with several species listed as the precious plants. In the survey of hot springs, those at three locations were all high-temperature hot springs at as high as 53.8 to 96.9 degrees C. Amount of discharge, pH and electrical conductivity differ largely by the hot springs. The hot spring in Takamatsu did not show large variation throughout the survey period. The Ogura Inn at Doroyu Spa has small variation in pH and hot spring temperature, but large variation in the amount of discharge and Al{sup 3+} concentration. Correlation was recognized between hot spring temperature and amount of discharge, between hot spring temperature and anion, between amount of discharge and electric conductivity, and between amount of discharge and anion. (NEDO)

  5. FY 1998 geothermal development promotion survey. Report on the environmental effect survey (animals/plants, No. B-7 Kuwanosawa area); 1998 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa. Kankyo eikyo chosa hokokusho (doshokubutsu, No.B-7 Kuwanosawa chiiki)

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    NONE

    1999-03-01

    This survey was conducted to estimate effects of drilling of geothermal exploration well on the environment, aiming at grasping the present state of environmental elements before the survey/development. As a result of the literature survey, the following distribution were confirmed in the fauna: 5 orders 10 families 19 species in the mammalia, 10 orders 25 families 73 species in the aves, 1 order 3 families 6 species in the reptilia, 2 orders 6 families 9 species in the amphibia, and 17 orders 179 families 719 species in the insecta. In the flora, a distribution of 132 families 670 species was confirmed. The results of studying the above indicated that in the fauna, there were 10 species such as antelope as valuable animal in the area surveyed and that it is necessary to pay much attention to the environmental preservation of the habitat for those animals in the well drilling associated with geothermal survey. In the flora, the 13 valuable animals selected as animal having a fear of extinction in the 'plant-version red list' were confirmed in the area surveyed and the periphery. Further, as to the plant colony, there are no important colonies in terms of preservation. In well drilling, important things are efforts exerted to restore to the original state of the area altered, prevention of the washed-away of mud water, etc., and efforts exerted to preserve the environment of vegetation. (NEDO)

  6. Effect of environmental and stress intensity factors on IGA/SCC of nickel-base alloy. Nickel ki gokin no ryukai fushoku no hassei shinten ni oyobosu kankyo oyobi oryoku inshi no eikyo

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    Hirano, H.; Kawamura, H. (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-12-25

    Test was conducted on the intergranular attack (IGA) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of nickel-base alloy (inconel alloy 600) used for the PWR steam generator heat transfer tubes. The conducted items of test were U-bending test (IGA/SCC generation test with U-bending specimens), double cantilever beam (DCB) test (IGA/SCC generation test with DCB specimens), slow strain rate test (SSRT) and steam generator (SG) model boiler test (boiling/heat transfer/corrosion test by model boiler). The result was as follows: In the high acidity or high alkalinity aqueous solution, the film is unstable on the alloy surface, and the IGA/SCC is generated under the existence of stress. From the result of stress analysis, it was revealed that with an increase in number of long cracks, the stress intensity factor drops. Even with an increase in number of short cracks, the stress intensity factor does not change. In the region (0 to 120kg/mm[sup 3/2]) of stress intensity factor acting on the heat transfer tube, there exists no domain where the crack propagates rapidly. From the SG model boiler test, the crack propagation rate was revealed to be as slow as 10[sup -3] to 10[sup -2][mu]m/h. 22 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Influence of the added oxide power on the magnetic property of the iron-chromium magnetic sintered alloy in alternating field; FeCr kei shoketsu jisei gokin no koryu jiki tokusei ni oyobosu sakabutsu funmatsu tenka no eikyo

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    Kato, T.; Kanazawa, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Kawamura, M.; Kono, T.; Kusaka, K. [Daido Steel Co., Nagoya (Japan)

    1994-07-15

    This paper describes effects of addition of mixed oxide powder on the magnetic properties of low carbon Fe-13Cr-0.8Si sintered alloy. The mixed powder composed of SiO2, CaO, and Al2O3 was added. It was found that the magnetic characteristics of specimens in direct magnetic field degraded with addition of oxide powder. However, they were improved with rising the sintering temperature. On the other hand, the amplitude relative permeability of specimens in alternating magnetic field was higher in the case of 0.1 to 0.2% addition of oxide powder than no addition one. The relative permeability showed a change of increase and then decrease with rising the sintering temperature. However, it was found that the proportion of the decrease in relative permeability at the higher sintering temperature was restrained by addition of the oxide powder. These phenomena were discussed in relation to sintered density, porosity, and electrical resistivity. 8 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Influence of cementite particle size distribution on machinability and tool life of high carbon Cr-bearing steels; Kotanso kuromuko no sessaku kako ni oyobosu tankabutsu bunpu no eikyo

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    Inoue, T.; Hosoi, Y.; Nakajima, K. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Hanyuda, T. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan); Takenaka, H.

    1998-05-01

    Relations between tool life and metal structure are discussed taking up extremely hard ball-bearing steels. Examined in the experiment are specimens constituted basically of the same high carbon Cr-bearing steel but prepared different in hardness, and in cementite diameter, area rate, and amount. Also examined are other specimens with their matrices almost constant in hardness and in contents, with the exception of C and Cr contents which are different among the specimens so that the cementite interparticle distance may be varied. Machining is done on an NC (numerically controlled) lathe, with a center-to-center distance of 860mm and swing distance of 350mm, by a dry type peripheral turn machining method. Some findings are stated below. Tool life is shorter when the size is larger or area rate is higher of cementite precipitates in the material, and is affected by the machining speed. An empirical formula is worked out, with which tool life may be predicted in hours by use of the average cementite interparticle distance. The machining distance to be covered before the termination of tool life is affected by the cementite interparticle distance. The roughness of a machine-finished surface is affected by precipitated cementite. 9 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Impact of leisure-mindedness on passenger car fuel consumption. Survey of drive of privately-owned passenger cars; Leisure shiko ga joyosha no nenryo shohi ni oyobosu eikyo. Jikayo joyosha no soko jittai chosa

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    Uzawa, K. [The Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-07-01

    Concerning the actual state of the operation of privately-owned passenger cars, a survey was conducted using questionnaires in Chiba City, with special attention paid to leisure-oriented travelling, and the outcome was broken down by life stage for analysis (answering families classified into 7 life stages). As the result, it was found as shown below. The annual average of leisure-oriented drive distance per car occupies 43% of the whole drive distance per car (9700km/year); in the `unmarried` stage, 58% of the whole drive distance is for leisure; in the `married couple and preschooler` and `married couple and schooler` stages, dependence on cars during leisure activities increases but the distance covered is decreased; in the `married couple and college student` and `married couple and child with a job` stages, the leisure-oriented drive distance is as long as in the `unmarried` stage when their young ones become capable of driving; and the recreational vehicle has a leisure-minded drive distance per car which is longer by approximately 1800km/year than other types of vehicle. 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  10. Study on heat transport rate of an osmotic heat pipe. Effects of the initial concentration on the heat transport limits; Shinto heat pipe no netsu yuso ni kansuru kenkyu. 1. Shoki nodo no netsu yuso genkai ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Ipposhi, S.; Imura, H. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1998-01-25

    This paper describes an experimental study on. the effects of an initial concentration on a maximum heat transport rate of an osmotic heat pipe operated under the atmospheric pressure. The working fluid was aqueous polyethylene glycol 600 solution and the 18 tubular-type osmosis membranes made of acetyl cellulose were used. The initial concentration was varied from 0.1 to 1.0 kmol/ m{sup 3} with 0.1 kmol/m{sup 3} step. As a result, it is shown that the optimum initial concentration exists for the maximum heat transport rate in the osmotic heat pipe. In addition, the concentrations in the solution riser and downcomer are related to the initial concentration. 11 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Influences of species of metals and supports on the hydrogenation activity of carbon-supported metal sulfides catalysts; Tanso biryushi tanji shokubai no suisoka kassei ni taisuru kassei kinzoku oyobi tantaishu no eikyo

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    Sakanishi, K.; Hasuo, H.; Taniguchi, H.; Nagamatsu, T.; Mochida, I. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Institute of Advanced Material Study

    1996-10-28

    In order to design catalysts suitable for primary liquefaction stage and secondary upgrading stage respectively in the multi-stage liquefaction process, various carbon-supported catalysts were prepared. Catalytic activities of them were investigated for the hydrogenation of 1-methylnaphthalene, to discuss the influences of metals and carbon species on the catalytic activity. Various water soluble and oil soluble Mo and Ni salts were used for NiMo supported catalysts. Among various carbon supports, Ketjen Black (KB) was effective for preparing the catalyst showing the most excellent hydrogenation activity. The KB and Black Pearl 2000 (BP2000) showing high hydrogenation activity were fine particles having high specific surface area more than 1000 m{sup 2}/g and primary particle diameter around 30 nm. This was inferred to contribute to the high dispersion support of active metals. Since such fine particles of carbon exhibited hydrophobic surface, they were suitable for preparing catalysts from the methanol-soluble metals. Although Ni and Mo added iron-based catalysts provided lower aromatic hydrogenation activity, they exhibited liquefaction activity competing with the NiMo/KB catalyst. 3 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  12. Coliquefaction of coal, tar sand bitumen and plastic (interaction among coal, bitumen and plastic); Sekitan/tar sand bitumen/plastic no kyoekika ni okeru kyozon busshitsu no eikyo

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    Yamaguchi, H.; Okuyama, Y.; Matsubara, K. [NKK Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kamo, T.; Sato, Y. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    For the improvement of economy, coliquefaction of coal, tar sand bitumen and plastic was performed under low hydrogen pressure, to investigate the influence of interaction among these on the liquefaction characteristics. For comparison, coliquefaction was also performed under the hydrogen pressure same as the NEDOL process. In addition, for clarifying its reaction mechanism, coliquefaction of dibenzyl and plastic was performed as a model experiment, to illustrate the distribution of products and composition of oil, and to discuss the interaction between dibenzyl and various plastics, and between various plastics. Under direct coal liquefaction conditions, coprocessing of Tanito Harum coal, Athabasca tar sand and plastic was carried out under low hydrogen pressure with an autoclave. The observed value of oil yield was higher than the calculated value based on the values from separate liquefaction of coal and plastic, which suggested the interaction between coal and the mixed plastic. The results of coliquefaction of coal, tar sand bitumen and plastic could be explained from the obtained oil yield and its composition by the coliquefaction of dibenzyl and plastic. 2 refs., 3 tabs.

  13. Effects of Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Ni on creep properties of 2. 25Cr-Mo-V rotor steel. 2. 25Cr-Mo-V tanko no creep tokusei ni oyobosu Cr, Mo, W, Mn oyobi Ni no eikyo

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    Kadoya, Y. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Takasago Research and Development Center); Kitai, T.; Matsuo, A.; Tsuji, I. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Azuma, T.; Tanaka, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Muroran Research Lab. ); Ikeda, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-01

    2.2SCr-Mo-V rotor steel is developed and put into practical use as a high and low pressure suitable rotor steel and the gas turbine disk materials. In this study, the creep experiments subjected to stresses of the levels of 220, 250 and 280 MPa at 565[degree]C for 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel were carried out, effect of the alloying elements on creep properties was examined, and effect of the alloying elements on the precipitation of carbides was investigated. Main results obtained were as follows: Cr, Ni and Mn additions decreased the creep rupture strength of 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel, and W addition increased the creep rupture strength. Mo addition did not give a remarkable change on the seep rupture strength. Ni addition up to 1.8% did not exert a significant effect on the creep rupture strength, and its addition more than that value remarkably decreased the creep rupture strength. 20 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Effects of Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Ni on toughness of 2. 25Cr-Mo-V rotor steel. 2. 25Cr-Mo-V tanko no jinsei ni oyobosu Cr, Mo, W, Mn oyobi Ni no eikyo

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    Kadoya, Y. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Takasago Research and Development Center); Kitai, T.; Tsuji, I.; Matsuo, A. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Tanaka, Y.; Azuma, T. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Muroran Research Lab.); Ikeda, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-01

    2.25Cr-Mo-V rotor steel is developed and put into practical use as a high and low pressure suitable rotor steel and the gas turbine disk materials. In this study, as a basic component of 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel, 12 kinds of alloys with the additions of Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Ni were made, the impact experiments were carried out, effect of the alloying elements on toughness was examined, and effect of the alloying elements on the precipitation of carbide was investigated. Main results obtained were as follows: Cr, Mo, Mn and Ni additions decreased the Bainite start temperature (Bs) of 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel, Cr and Ni additions decreased Fracture Appearance Transition Temperature (FATT), and Mn addition did not give a significant change on the FATT. Mo addition decreased the FATT, when this addition is more than 1.5%, the FATT was increased. W addition increased the FATT. 17 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Preparation and applications of carbon film obtained by pulse-laser irradiation to polyimide; Polyimide eno pulse laser shosha ni yotte erareru tanso film to sono oyo

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    Endo, M.; Naito, K.; Ishibe, S.; Ueda, M.; Kasai, T. [Shinshu University, Nagano (Japan); Oshida, K. [Nagano National College of Technology, Nagano (Japan)

    1997-05-20

    Described in this report is a novel effort for forming conductive paths by directly carbonizing a high-polymer film by laser beam irradiation. In the experiment, a polymer film is attached onto a movable X-Y stage, accommodated in a chamber, and then exposed to 10Hz pulsed YAG laser irradiation. A polyimide film is chosen for the experiment because it is easily cabonized in an ordinary pyrolytic process for the realization of high crystallinity. The carbon is then subjected to microscopic scrutiny for its structural details under the FE-SEM and TEM. It is found as the result that possibilities are high that the thus-obtained carbon may be used for the construction of practical circuits. It is found also that carbonization advances with the passage of irradiation time in a nitrogen atmosphere and that the carbon layer does not grow in thickness in the ordinary atmosphere where oxidation occurs simultaneously with carbonization. It is expected that this technique will be applied to the formation of highly conductive paths because it allows the easy and proper deposition of nickel onto the carbonized paths. 10 refs., 9 figs.

  16. Organic chemistry of C60 and the challenge to make it as functional materials. C60 yuki kagaku to kino zairyoka eno chosen

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    Suzuki, T. (Okazaki National Research Inst., Aichi (Japan))

    1994-05-01

    About 4 years have passed since the discovery of a molecule which has been named C60, many of its physical and chemical properties have been elucidated and studies on fullerene are entering their maturity. In this article, explanation is given only to organic chemistry of fullerene and the synthesis of C60 organic compounds by several groups who are in its front line. First, the beauty of the structure of C60 based on its best symmetry is commented on, the excitement at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California in 1990 when the fabrication method of C60 was reported for the first time is mentioned, and it is reported that up to now, more than 100 C60 organic compounds have already been synthesized and isolated utilizing 10 odd organic reactions. Among them, some of those synthesized for functional molecules are introduced and how the front line C60 organic chemists cope with their research are described. As its application examples, the following is referred to; application to material science (how to handle mechanical weakness of C60), application to life science (the property of C60 which dissolves only in aromatic solvent makes its application to life science difficult, and the technique to overcome it.). 12 refs., 2 figs.

  17. Genetic algorithm based on virus theory of evolution for traveling salesman problem; Virus shinkaron ni motozuku identeki algorithm no junkai salesman mondai eno oyo

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    Kubota, N. [Osaka Inst. of Technology, Osaka (Japan); Fukuda, T. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan)

    1998-05-31

    This paper deals with virus evolutionary genetic algorithm. The genetic algorithms (GAs) have been demonstrated its effectiveness in optimization problems in these days. In general, the GAs simulate the survival of fittest by natural selection and the heredity of the Darwin`s theory of evolution. However, some types of evolutionary hypotheses such as neutral theory of molecular evolution, Imanishi`s evolutionary theory, serial symbiosis theory, and virus theory of evolution, have been proposed in addition to the Darwinism. Virus theory of evolution is based on the view that the virus transduction is a key mechanism for transporting segments of DNA across species. This paper proposes genetic algorithm based on the virus theory of evolution (VE-GA), which has two types of populations: host population and virus population. The VE-GA is composed of genetic operators and virus operators such as reverse transcription and incorporation. The reverse transcription operator transcribes virus genes on the chromosome of host individual and the incorporation operator creates new genotype of virus from host individual. These operators by virus population make it possible to transmit segment of DNA between individuals in the host population. Therefore, the VE-GA realizes not only vertical but also horizontal propagation of genetic information. Further, the VE-GA is applied to the traveling salesman problem in order to show the effectiveness. 20 refs., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. Can spatial autocorrelation method be applied to arbitrary array shape; Kukan jiko sokanho no nin`i array eno tekiyo kanosei

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    Yamamoto, H.; Iwamoto, K.; Saito, T.; Tachibana, M. [Iwate University, Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-05-27

    Methods to learn underground structures by utilizing the dispersion phenomenon of surface waves contained in microtremors include the frequency-wave number analysis method (the F-K method) and the spatial autocorrelation method (the SAC method). Despite the fact that the SAC method is capable of exploring structures at greater depths, the method is not utilized because of its stringent restriction in arrangement of seismometers during observation that they must be arranged evenly on the same circumference. In order to eliminate this restriction in the SAC method, a research group in the Hokuriku University has proposed an expanded spatial autocorrelation (ESAC) method. Using the concept of the ESAC method as its base, a method was realized to improve phase velocity estimation by making a simulation on an array shifted to the radius direction. As a result of the discussion, it was found that the proposed improvement method can be applied to places where waves come from a number of directions, such as urban areas. If the improvement method can be applied, the spatial autocorrelation function needs not be even in the circumferential direction. In other words, the SAC method can be applied to arbitrary arrays. 1 ref., 7 figs.

  19. Inverse LMI control design method and its application to position keeping system; Gyakumondai LMI seigyokei sekkeiho no kaihatsu to ichi hoji system eno oyo

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    Yamamoto, I.; Hayashi, T. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Recently, with a progress of robust control such as H{infinity} control, the application of a control system design considering a robustness of controlled system fluctuation to real machinery became possible. In addition, LMI (Linear Matrix Inequality) control system design method is superior to conventional H{infinity} control, although including various difficult elements. The design algorithm permitting the robust control system design of non-linear problems by giving controlled systems was thus developed by introducing an inverse LMI control design method. This design algorithm determines the solution of models outputting the deviation between a target value and controlled variables by solving the simultaneous equations composed of a linear matrix inequality under an impulse response constraint condition and that under an H{infinity} norm constraint condition. This technique allows to give a pending step response as control condition. The technique was confirmed to be effective by its application to the position keeping control problem of marine floating structures. 6 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. The microRNA-7-mediated reduction in EPAC-1 contributes to vascular endothelial permeability and eNOS uncoupling in murine experimental retinopathy

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    Garcia-Morales, Veronica; Friedrich, Julian; Jorna, Lysanne M; Campos-Toimil, Manuel; Hammes, Hans-Peter; Schmidt, Martina; Krenning, Guido

    To investigate the consequences of oxidative stress and hypoxia on EPAC-1 expression during retinopathy. Oxygen-induced retinopathy was induced in mice and EPAC-1 expression investigated by immunofluorescence. In silico analyses were used to identify a link between EPAC-1 expression and

  1. H2O2 Treatment of HUVECs Facilitates PKC Mediated Thr495 Phosphorylation on eNOS when Pre-treated with High Glucose Levels

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    Guterbaum, Thomas J; Braunstein, Thomas H; Fossum, Anna

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Metabolic syndrome entails hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity and hypercholesterolemia. This syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Hyperglycemia during coronary reperfusion is associated with a poor prognosis. Contrastingly, targeting correction of hyper......Objective: Metabolic syndrome entails hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity and hypercholesterolemia. This syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Hyperglycemia during coronary reperfusion is associated with a poor prognosis. Contrastingly, targeting correction......) high concentration of glucose alone increased ROS in mitochondria to 133.5% (panti-oxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). Incubation with H2 O2 for 30 minutes resulted...

  2. Application of photovoltaic generating system to electric power in large ship; Taiyoko hatsuden system no ogata senpaku eno oyo ni kansuru kento

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    Katagi, T.; Ogawa, S.; Nishikawa, E.; Hashimoto, T. [Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Kobe (Japan); Ishida, K.

    1996-10-27

    This paper describes the design of electric power system in a ship with photovoltaic power generating system, to examine applicability of the photovoltaic power generating system to the inboard power source. It also discusses effectiveness of the system for sea environment. At first, the actual route of a car carrier, meteorological data, and quantity of power consumption were picked up from the deck logbook and engine logbook. Then, the installation area of photovoltaic arrays, the quantity of photovoltaic power generation derived from the quantity of solar radiation, and the capacities of batteries and inverters were calculated, to design the electric power system in the ship with photovoltaic power generation system. Moreover, the NOx and SOx emissions were compared between the present power system and the usual power system using diesel power generator, to discuss the effectiveness of the present system for sea environment. Consequently, it was found that the emission of NOx was reduced by about 33% and the emission of SOx was reduced by about 28% compared to the usual power system. The effectiveness for sea environment was confirmed. 9 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  3. Fundamental study on PV system for floating water power device `Mighty Whale`; Okiai futaishiki haryoku sochi `Mighty Whale` eno taiyoko hatsuden sochi tosai no kihon kento

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    Washio, Y. [Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Kanagawa (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Studied in this paper is the use of a photovoltaic power generation system in combination with a wave energy conversion system to cover the latter`s weak point that it is available but intermittently. An offshore floating wave power device Mighty Whale (MW) is described, which will have a wave energy absorbing air chamber in the front and an anti-rocking float that looks like a whale in the rear. The movement, up and down and back and forth, of the water surface in the air chamber due to incident waves turns the power generator turbine. Out of the space available on the MW, a 200m{sup 2} area has been specified as the place suitable for the installation of solar cells capable of a maximum output of 20kW, for which specification the elevation of the sun has been taken into account. Batteries will routinely be supplied with power in parallel from the wave activated and photovoltaic devices, the supply will be limited when the batteries are fully charged, and an auxiliary power generator will be run in case of shortage. Power that can be provided by a 20kW solar array was calculated using actual data of sunshine on the slope for each array orientation, and required battery capacity was calculated for each solar array orientation. Important items for consideration for the insurance of reliability on the ocean include measures against salt damage, detailed designing of wiring, and coordinated operation of photovoltaic and wave activated power generation systems. 3 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Application of self compacting concrete for steel-concrete-steel sandwich structure; Hagane concrete full sandwich kozo eno koryudo concrete no tekiyo

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    Yamamoto, M.; Kawamura, R. [Ministry of Transport, Tokyo (Japan); Yuguchi, Y.; Yamamoto, A.

    1998-04-01

    This construction refers to a construction to fabricate a submerged box constituting a submerged tunnel. Since the construction shape thereof is of a steel-concrete-steel sandwich structure (full-sandwich structure), it is indispensable to use self compacting concrete having excellent fillability and very little volumetric change after placement. Therefore, a test construction was performed before the actual construction to select correct mixing of self compacting concrete having good quality and conduct smooth construction. The test provided a very good result presenting no unfilled portions in the actual concrete construction. This paper reports the construction result thereof. This submerged box forms a part of the submerged tunnel linking the urban area of the Kobe city and an artificial island as one of the traffic networks in the port of Kobe. Its construction shape employs the full sandwich structure. The structure is such that sheet steels in place of reinforcing bars and unreinforced concrete filled inside a steel shell enclosed by sheared reinforcing sheet steels are integrated to resist external force. 1 ref., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

  5. Application of two-phase mixture model to the unsaturated vertical flow through snow; Niso kongotai model no sekisetsunai fuhowa enchoku shinto eno tekiyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Yatomi, C.; Ishida, H. [Kanazawa University, Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Hata, T. [Ishikawa College of Technology, Ishikawa (Japan)

    1995-02-15

    The unsaturated vertical flow through snow was analyzed with a model prepared to rationally express the progression of moisture movement through porous media. For the model, the moisture existing in the two-phase mixture was assumed to be composed of free phase and trapping phase. It was then presumed that the aqueous behavior complied with the conservation law of moisture in both phases and Darcy law expanded to the aqueous transfer in the free phase. The thus derived basic equation was analytically solved by linear approximation. The result of calculation was applied to the experimental result on the granulated snow samples which had considerably progressed in metamorphosis. As a result of application, it was known that the present model correctly reproduces the run-off from the snow sample, when it is more or less abundant after its rising. Pertaining to the parameters to structure the model, it was indicated that K, {alpha} and {beta} express the starting time of run-off, damping part of run-off, and trapping mechanism and flow characteristics, respectively. 8 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Sildenafil Citrate-Restored eNOS and PDE5 Regulation in Sickle Cell Mouse Penis Prevents Priapism Via Control of Oxidative/Nitrosative Stress

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    Hsu, Lewis L.; Berkowitz, Dan E.; Champion, Hunter C.; Burnett, Arthur L.

    2013-01-01

    Sildenafil citrate revolutionized the practice of sexual medicine upon its federal regulatory agency approval approximately 15 years ago as the prototypical phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. We now provide scientific support for its alternative use in the management of priapism, a clinical disorder of prolonged and uncontrolled penile erection. Sildenafil administered continuously to sickle cell mice, which show a priapism phenotype, reverses oxidative/nitrosative stress effects in the penis, mainly via reversion of uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase to the functional coupled state of the enzyme, which in turn corrects aberrant signaling and function of the nitric oxide/cyclic GMP/protein kinase G/phosphodiesterase type 5 cascade. Priapism tendencies in these mice are reverted partially toward normal neurostimulated erection frequencies and durations after sildenafil treatment in association with normalized cyclic GMP concentration, protein kinase G activity and phosphodiesterase type 5 activity in the penis. Thus, sildenafil exerts pleiotropic effects in the penis that extend to diverse erection disorders. PMID:23844149

  7. Sildenafil citrate-restored eNOS and PDE5 regulation in sickle cell mouse penis prevents priapism via control of oxidative/nitrosative stress.

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    Trinity J Bivalacqua

    Full Text Available Sildenafil citrate revolutionized the practice of sexual medicine upon its federal regulatory agency approval approximately 15 years ago as the prototypical phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. We now provide scientific support for its alternative use in the management of priapism, a clinical disorder of prolonged and uncontrolled penile erection. Sildenafil administered continuously to sickle cell mice, which show a priapism phenotype, reverses oxidative/nitrosative stress effects in the penis, mainly via reversion of uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase to the functional coupled state of the enzyme, which in turn corrects aberrant signaling and function of the nitric oxide/cyclic GMP/protein kinase G/phosphodiesterase type 5 cascade. Priapism tendencies in these mice are reverted partially toward normal neurostimulated erection frequencies and durations after sildenafil treatment in association with normalized cyclic GMP concentration, protein kinase G activity and phosphodiesterase type 5 activity in the penis. Thus, sildenafil exerts pleiotropic effects in the penis that extend to diverse erection disorders.

  8. Assessment of the effect of diode laser therapy on incisional wound healing and expression of iNOS and eNOS on rat oral tissue

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    Parichehr Ghalayani

    2013-01-01

    Conclusion: Histological findings showed that diode laser needs several repeated irradiations for the acceleration of wound healing. The iNOS amount showed that increases are associated with better healing.

  9. Sildenafil citrate-restored eNOS and PDE5 regulation in sickle cell mouse penis prevents priapism via control of oxidative/nitrosative stress.

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    Bivalacqua, Trinity J; Musicki, Biljana; Hsu, Lewis L; Berkowitz, Dan E; Champion, Hunter C; Burnett, Arthur L

    2013-01-01

    Sildenafil citrate revolutionized the practice of sexual medicine upon its federal regulatory agency approval approximately 15 years ago as the prototypical phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. We now provide scientific support for its alternative use in the management of priapism, a clinical disorder of prolonged and uncontrolled penile erection. Sildenafil administered continuously to sickle cell mice, which show a priapism phenotype, reverses oxidative/nitrosative stress effects in the penis, mainly via reversion of uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase to the functional coupled state of the enzyme, which in turn corrects aberrant signaling and function of the nitric oxide/cyclic GMP/protein kinase G/phosphodiesterase type 5 cascade. Priapism tendencies in these mice are reverted partially toward normal neurostimulated erection frequencies and durations after sildenafil treatment in association with normalized cyclic GMP concentration, protein kinase G activity and phosphodiesterase type 5 activity in the penis. Thus, sildenafil exerts pleiotropic effects in the penis that extend to diverse erection disorders.

  10. Allelic Polymorphism of enos Gene in Children Who Suffer from Bronchial Asthma, with Eosinophilic and Paucigranulocytic Subtypes of Bronchial Inflammation

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    L.O. Bezrukov

    2015-07-01

    GT/TT genotype, children with paucigranulocytic bronchial inflammation were characterized by more frequent clinical manifestations of atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis, higher bronchial lability index and lower concentrations of NO metabolites in the exhaled breath condensate.

  11. Application of `resistivity image profiling` to landslide problem for the site composed mostly of hard rocks; Hiteiko eizoho no jisuberi chosa eno tekiyo

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    Hikita, K.; Kikuchi, H. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-10-01

    The boundary between weathered rocks and unaffected rocks that was a cause of landslide in the middle hard rock area was studied with application of resistivity image profiling. The surveyed site located at the end of the moderately inclined plateau that also occupied the end of the small ridge facing the alluvial low land along rivers. The geological structure is composed of clayslate, a base rock, covered by volcano extrusive made from puzzolana and loam. The clayslate has been weathered to deep area and easily destroyable. However, the rock structure remained and the unaffected rocks gradually substituted for the weathered rocks with the depth becoming large starting from the surface. The depth and horizontal propagation of the weathered rock area that directly or indirectly causes the landslide was investigated. Using the difference in resistivity between weathered rock and unaffected rock areas as criterion, the data obtained in the site survey were analyzed with computer based on the resistivity image profiling. In this computer analysis, after execution of terrain correction the linear filter method was applied to obtain actual resistivity distribution of soil. As a result of this study, the boundary between weathered rocks and unaffected rocks was identified by the resistivity distribution, and the coverage of the landslide area was also found. 3 refs., 4 figs.

  12. Growth hormone receptor deficiency in mice results in reduced systolic blood pressure and plasma renin, increased aortic eNOS expression, and altered cardiovascular structure and function

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    Egecioglu, E; Andersson, I J; Bollano, E

    2007-01-01

    To study the role of the growth hormone receptor (GHR) in the development of cardiovascular structure and function, female GHR gene-disrupted or knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice at age 18 wk were used. GHR KO mice had lower plasma renin levels (12 +/- 2 vs. 20 +/- 4 mGU/ml, P .... These data suggest an important role for an intact GH/IGF-I axis in the maintenance of a normal cardiovascular system....

  13. Application to the field of medical and welfare with fluid power; Fluid power servo no iryo fukushi bun`ya eno oyo

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    Hayakawa, Y. [Nara Technical Coll., Nara (Japan)

    1999-05-15

    Reported herein are medical and welfare apparatuses activated by fluid power servos. Reference is also made to equipment now undergoing research and development. Numerous fluid power-driven welfare and caring apparatuses have been developed, some of which are named below. In an externally powered prosthetic leg, a rocking type hydraulic servo actuator is attached on the knee section. In this device, switching is performed between an active operation in which much torque is required for instance going up and down a stairway and a passive operation in which less torque is required for instance walking on a flat place, this for increased energy efficiency. In an externally powered orthosisis, an exoskeleton is installed on the lower extremities of a patient suffering from the paralysis of both legs, and enables physical exercises for rehabilitation. Such devices are controlled by one of the two methods, the master-slave method or the manual method. Devices for the transfer of patients include an in-home bathing assist system, powered assist suit for caring, powered assist chair, movable lift for transfer, pneumatic Rubbertuator-driven rehabilitation equipment, walk training device, and wavy motion pneumatic vibrator. (NEDO)

  14. ANALYSIS OF ACE, ACTN3, ENOS, PPARG, PPARA, HIF-15, PPARGC1B GENE POLYMORPHISMS FOR DETERMINATION A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO A VARIETY OF SPORTS

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    S. B. Drozdovska

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available To establishing the possibility of assessing genetic iinherited predisposition to various sports, the differences in the distribution of genotypes of the complex polymorphisms in groups of athletes, specializing in sports with different types of energy supply of muscular work were studied. The paper examined the DNA 332 persons, of which 110 athletes involved in speed- power sports, 85 - in endurance sports , 51 - in sports that require a combination of strength and endurance, 86 - with no experience regular exercise.

  15. Application of A1203-Cr203 clinker to sliding nozzle plate. Cr203 koyo A1203 kurinka no sliding nozuru plate eno tekiyo

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    Nitawaki, S.; Shikano, H.; Tanaka, I. (Kurosaki Refractories Co. Ltd., Fukuoka (Japan))

    1992-10-10

    With the objective to improve the corrosion resistance of the SN plate of Al2O3-metal Al-C system, Al2O3 clinker with solute is Cr2O3 is prepared and applied to bricks. As a result, the reduction of Cr2O3 is suppressed with minimum structural degradation by the application of coarse grain Al2O3 clinker with Cr2O3 solute in the ratio of 2%, the corrosion resistance being improved by 12 to 17%. The substances with 2% and 5% solute Cr2O3 are used as the starting substances for the prepared AC clinker, which are hereunder called AC2 and AC5, respectively. In general, AC0 which has no solute Cr2O3 seems to have higher solubility to slag in comparison to AC2 and AC5 with solid solute Cr2O3. The reason seems to be the reaction of small amount of Cr2O3 with slag to form highly viscous protective film which prevents bricks and slag from being moistened. 4 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Li-intercalation into the Bi-based oxychlorides with the layered structures; Bi wo fukumu sojo enka sankabutsu eno Li intercalation

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    Kato, M.; Abe, Y.; Koike, Y. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

    2000-10-15

    We have succeeded in preparing Li-intercalated Bi-based oxychlorides with the layered structures Li{sub x}BiOCl and Li{sub x}BiPbO{sub 2}Cl (0 {<=} x {<=} 1) by means of the chemical technique using a solution of n-buthyllithium in hexane and the electrochemical one. In the case of the chemical technique for both BiOCl and BiPbO{sub 2}Cl, the host samples have turned black gradually and the electrical resistivity has decreased with increasing treatment-time. However, the temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity has still remained semiconductive. From the powder x-ray diffraction and ICP analyses, the products have been found to be of the single phase within the Li-content of 0 {<=} x {<=} 1. The time required for the Li-intercalation by the electrochemical technique has been a fraction of that by the chemical technique. (author)

  17. Interface k online internetovým přenosům v přirozeném jazyce

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    Macošek, Jan

    2010-01-01

    This text describes development of natural language interface for online webcasts. These webcasts are transformed from text to speech and then played by the electronic rabbit Nabaztag. Its user can control it by voice commands, so the text also focuses on training accoustic models with the HTK Toolkit and on using these models to recognize speech with the Julius speech recognizer. Searching for the webcasts and their processing is also described, along with some problems that occured during s...

  18. RNAi-Mediated Down-Regulation of CD47 Protects against Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Myocardial Damage via Activation of eNOS in a Rat Model

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    Hui-bo Wang

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Oxidative stress is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial damage caused by ischemia reperfusion (I/R. Previous studies have confirmed that cardiac CD47 drives left ventricular heart failure. However, the role for CD47 in myocardial I/R injury (MIRI has not previously been proposed. This study was designed to investigate whether down-regulation of CD47 using RNA interference (RNAi technology can relieve inhibition of nitric oxide signaling and attenuate myocardial damage in a rat model of I/R. Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 40 were randomly allocated to four groups and pre-treated either with saline (Sham and I/R groups, or adenovirus expressing either control (Ad-EGFP-N or CD47-targeting (Ad-EGFP-CD47 RNAi. After four days, the rat MIRI model was established by occluding the left anterior descending coronary artery for 30 min, followed by reperfusion for 3 h. Heart tissue was harvested and assessed by immunohistochemistry, western blot, and quantitative RT-PCR. Outcome measures included infarct size, myocardial enzyme (creatine kinase, creatine kinase-MB, and lactate dehydrogenase levels in serum, markers of oxidative stress, and morphological changes to the myocardium. Results: Delivery of Ad-EGFP-CD47 RNAi into the myocardium remarkably decreased CD47 expression levels. Down-regulation of CD47 was significantly associated with reduced infarct size and serum levels of myocardial enzymes, increased activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase, increased levels of nitric oxide, and decreased levels of oxidative stress. Conclusion: These data indicate that down-regulation of CD47 exerts a protective effect against MIRI, which may be attributable to attenuation of oxidative stress via activation of the eNOS/NO signaling pathway.

  19. RNAi-Mediated Down-Regulation of CD47 Protects against Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Myocardial Damage via Activation of eNOS in a Rat Model.

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    Wang, Hui-Bo; Yang, Jun; Ding, Jia-Wang; Chen, Li-Hua; Li, Song; Liu, Xiao-Wen; Yang, Chao-Jun; Fan, Zhi-Xin; Yang, Jian

    2016-01-01

    Oxidative stress is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial damage caused by ischemia reperfusion (I/R). Previous studies have confirmed that cardiac CD47 drives left ventricular heart failure. However, the role for CD47 in myocardial I/R injury (MIRI) has not previously been proposed. This study was designed to investigate whether down-regulation of CD47 using RNA interference (RNAi) technology can relieve inhibition of nitric oxide signaling and attenuate myocardial damage in a rat model of I/R. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 40) were randomly allocated to four groups and pre-treated either with saline (Sham and I/R groups), or adenovirus expressing either control (Ad-EGFP-N) or CD47-targeting (Ad-EGFP-CD47) RNAi. After four days, the rat MIRI model was established by occluding the left anterior descending coronary artery for 30 min, followed by reperfusion for 3 h. Heart tissue was harvested and assessed by immunohistochemistry, western blot, and quantitative RT-PCR. Outcome measures included infarct size, myocardial enzyme (creatine kinase, creatine kinase-MB, and lactate dehydrogenase) levels in serum, markers of oxidative stress, and morphological changes to the myocardium. Delivery of Ad-EGFP-CD47 RNAi into the myocardium remarkably decreased CD47 expression levels. Down-regulation of CD47 was significantly associated with reduced infarct size and serum levels of myocardial enzymes, increased activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase, increased levels of nitric oxide, and decreased levels of oxidative stress. These data indicate that down-regulation of CD47 exerts a protective effect against MIRI, which may be attributable to attenuation of oxidative stress via activation of the eNOS/NO signaling pathway. © 2016 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.

  20. Prikaz bolesnika s uznapredovalim karcinomom prostate: što učiniti kada bolesnik odbije predloženo liječenje?

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    Daus-Šebeđak, Danijela; Vrcić Keglević, Mladenka

    2016-01-01

    U članku je prikazan bolesnik s uznapredovalim stadijem karcinoma prostate koji je odbio predloženi način aktivnog onkološkog, a prihvatio samo palijativno liječenje. Radilo se o 77-godišnjem bolesniku s lokalno proširenom i invazivnom (Gleason score 9) bolešću i koštanim metastazama u centralnom skeletu i oba femura. Preporuke urologa o liječenju, orhidektomiji i uzimanju antiandrogena, je odbio, kao i nastojanja obiteljskoga liječnika da ga nagovori. Prihvatiti ili ne prihvatiti bolesnikovu...

  1. Study on application of flat plate structure to high-rise buildings; Flat plate kozo no koso tatemono eno tekiyo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Takata, K.; Tsuda, K.; Eto, H. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-01-10

    In this study, an improved flat plate structure was developed by an attempt to shift the critical section (the bending yield position) from the column surface towards the span center by increasing the amount of main reinforcement near the column joint. Performance testing of the improved flat plate structure to clarify its basic properties, it showed that its hysteresis characteristics were superior to those of the conventional type (the amount of main reinforcement is uniform in the direction of the axis of member). Based on the experimental results, the appraisal of hysteresis characteristics and the method of section computing were established as the design methods. These newly established design methods were applied to the existing 26-story high-rise building of RC construction, and a simulation was performed to analyze the effectiveness of the improved flat plate structure. The response results satisfied the design criteria for general high-rise buildings, thus confirming the feasibility of constructing high-rise buildings incorporating the flat plate structure. (author)

  2. Confrontation with carbon dioxide problem in Agency of Industrial Science and Technology. Kogyo gijutsuin ni okeru nisanka tanso mondai eno torikumi

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    Nishimoto, M. (Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-10-20

    Differently from the other global environment problems, the global warming must be confronted because the carbon dioxide exhausts mecessarily through the process of human activity and energy utilization. The status of such a confrontation is to be introduced together with that in research laboratories, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology. The worldwidely total quantity of energy to be supplied being generated by about 90% from coal, oil, matural gas and other fossil fuel, it becomes the most important problem how the sound growth of economy must be harmonized with the environmental maintenance. In an interministerial conference in 1990, the government made the decision that the quantity of carbon dioxide to be exhausted per person be planned to be restrictively stabilized on the level of 1990 from 2000 on. New energy and other innovative technologies making much more progress than it is expected, it was also decided that the best effort be made to stabilize the total quantity to be exhausted on the level of 1990. In 1989, research was commenced on the fixation technology of carbon dioxide through the artificial photosynthesis by the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, which proceeds with innovative and leading R and D. 3 figs.

  3. Application of hydrocarbon miscible process to oil fields in the middle east; Haidoro kabon mishiburu koho no chuto genyu eno tekiyo

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    Takahashi, Y.; Kawahara, H.; Sato, H.; Akita, Y.; Taya, Y.; Nakamura, T.; Ono, K. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-30

    A slim-tube miscibility experiment was carried out for determining Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP). Hydrocarbon gas was applied as a solvent gas. The each oil recovery was measured to five displacing pressure points that were determined by taken into consideration the saturation pressure in reservoir condition. As a result, the MMP was introduced from the plot of oil recovery vs. pressure. A new cored well was drilled in the center of the target block(East 24-26 Block) for the purpose of collecting recent reservoir data. (author)

  4. Surface observation by scanning laser microscope. 1. Application to materials testing; Laser kenbikyo ni yoru hyomen kansatsu. 1. Sozai shiken eno oyo

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    Ueno, A. [Toyota Technological Institute, Aichi (Japan)

    1994-03-20

    This paper introduces examples of applications of a laser microscope to material testing, and describes superiority of the laser microscope to the conventional measuring means. A scanning electron microscope has such problems as the only availability for observation in vacuum, necessity of gold plating onto non-electrically conductive materials, and electron beams damaging non-heat resistant materials. The laser microscope eliminates all of these problems, and is capable of observation with higher magnification and focal depths. The in-situ observation system using the prototype laser microscope has such a construction that a material tester is installed beneath an object lens of the microscope, and the test piece surface acted with tensile stress is observed by inserting the object lens into an observation window. In a TiAl bending test, changes on the test piece surface were observed of generation of a large number of micro cracks and fractures as a result of combination of these cracks. A three-dimensional bird`s eye view chart reproducing fine irregularities of smaller than 1 {mu}m was obtained in observation of the fatigue fractured wave faces of alumina ceramics by using the focus movement memorizing function of the laser microscope. 9 refs., 9 figs.

  5. Instantaneous heat flux flowing into ceramic combustion chamber wall surface of low heat rejection engine; Shanetsu engine no ceramic nenshoshitsu hekimen eno shunji netsuryusoku

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    Enomoto, Y.; Hagihara, Y. [Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Kimura, S. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Adachi, K. [Daido Hoxan Inc., Sapporo (Japan); Nagano, H. [Riso Kagaku Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Ishii, A. [Mitani Sangyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-08-25

    To evaluate the effectiveness of low heat rejection engine under heat loss condition, instantaneous heat fluxes flowing into ceramic piston surface and aluminum alloy (Loex) piston surface using thin film thermocouple were measured, and both were compared. As a result, in the working stroke, the instantaneous heat flux flowing into ceramic piston surface was larger than the instantaneous heat flux flowing into Loex piston surface. Accordingly, it became clear that reduction of heat loss was not effected when ceramics that thermal conductivity is small was used for combustion chamber wall. 21 refs., 14 figs.

  6. Management in ekonomija: ali je to dvoje ali eno? (Elementi in razumevanje postocializma in managerske revolucije = Management and Economy: Are They the Same Or Not?

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    Tonci Kuzmanic

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Author starts from important but suppressed equalisation of economy and management in post socialist and post capitalist circumstances which represents the very essence of post-modern global dominance (globalisation. An attempt to distinguish economy from management is connected with the appearance of neo-liberalism as the central argumentative machinery of management being connected with postmodern type of subjectivity. In comparison with the so-called »objective law« around which economy used to revolve (ideally, of course, management explicitly leaves this terrain and opens itself up to the subjective, even subversive activity at the level of global society. In that sense economy and management are operating on two radically different levels and we could even speak of two different entities which should be analytically distinguished. The very supposition for modern defence with regard to post-modern forms of dominance is exactly a possibility of differentiating between economy and management.

  7. Application of vertical electrical sounding combined with induced polarization method in ground water exploration; IP koka wo koryoshita hiteikoho suichoku tansa no chikasui chosa eno tekiyo

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    Kondo, M.; Sakurada, H. [Sumiko Consultants Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Suzuki, T. [Hokkaido Development Bureau, Hokkaido Development Agency, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    For ground water exploration using vertical Schlumberger exploration method, measurement and analysis combined with induced polarization (IP) effect were conducted as trial. For the Schlumberger method, potential is measured at the center between potential electrodes during flow of dc current between current electrodes. In the case of vertical exploration, measurements are repeated with fixed potential electrodes by extending the distance between current electrodes. Ground water exploration was conducted using this method at Otaki village, Hokkaido. Geology of surveyed plateau consists of a basement of Pliocene tuffs and Quaternary Pleistocene sediments covering on the surface. For the results of analysis, four to seven beds were detected from the resistivity. The depth up to the lowest bed was between 25 and 85 m, the resistivity of each bed was between 9 and 8,000 ohm{times}m, and the polarizability was between 1 and 15 mV/V. Among these resistivity zones, it was judged that zones satisfying following three conditions correspond to coarse grain sediments saturated with ground water, and can be expected as aquifers; having resistivity ranging between 100 and 1,000 ohm{times}m, polarizability higher than 10 mV/V, and relatively large thickness. 11 refs., 6 figs.

  8. Seepage behavior of mud slurry on soil around pipe in using pipe jacking; Deisui kaatsu shiki suishin koho ni okeru chunyu deisui no chisan eno shinto kyodo

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    Shimada, H.; Mastui, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-09-25

    In this paper, in order to clarify the seepage behavior and the influences on excavated soil of the mud slurry in using the mud pressured pushing method, based on results of model tests the applicability of Eulerian Lagrangian Analysis is confirmed. And, using this analysis method the seepage behaviors of mud slurry on soil are simulated. The results obtained are as follows. By using the Eulerian Lagrangain Analysis the seepage phenomena of the mud slurry on the soil in using the mud pressured pushing method can be clarified. The seepage behaviors on soils in which the mud slurry are injected are different depending on the mud slurry pressure and specific gravity of the mud slurry, so it is necessary to select suitable mud slurry pressure and specific gravity of the mud slurry corresponding to the site conditions. When the soil has a small slurry permeation, the injected mud slurry makes strong influences on it, but when the soil has a big slurry permeation, the injected mud slurry does not make influence on it and it is possible to form a thick mud screen around the pipe. 13 refs., 20 figs., 6 tabs.

  9. Mõtteid "Pegasusest" = Thoughts about Pegasus / Edina Dufala-Pärn

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    Dufala-Pärn, Edina

    2000-01-01

    Kohvik-restorani kujundusest. Projekteerija: Front Arhitektid. Sisekujundajad Gert Sarv, Margus Tammik, Tarvo Hanno Varres. Projekt 1999, valmis 2000. "Pegasuse" endise vaimsuse kadumisest. 11 illustratsiooni

  10. Report on achievements in fiscal 1998. Research and development of a technology to forecast environmental effect in association with isolation of carbon dioxide in oceans. (Surveys on development and research support on a technology to forecast environmental effect in areas in the vicinity of CO2 discharging points); 1998 nendo nisanka tanso no kaiyo kakuri ni tomonau kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho. CO{sub 2} horyuten shuhen'iki no kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu no kaihatsu narabini kenkyu shien chosa

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    1999-03-01

    Atmospheric concentration of CO2 is increasing, and discussions are urged on measures to suppress emission of CO2 into atmosphere. While different CO2 fixing technologies may be conceived, there is a technology to utilize CO2 absorbing capability of ocean by discharging and dissolving CO2 artificially into middle layer of the ocean to separate CO2 from atmosphere. This technology is one of the technologies which are promising in the aspects of technology, economic performance, and possible amount of CO2 reduction. However, it is difficult to say that scientific and technological discussions have been given sufficiently on behavior of CO2 discharged into the ocean, effect of the discharge on environments, and CO2 separation capability of the ocean. Therefore, in the present research and development, a 'technology to forecast environmental effect in areas in the vicinity of CO2 discharging points' is developed to serve for acquiring technological prospect on the feasibility to realize the CO2 ocean separation by discharging CO2 into the middle layer of the ocean. The present fiscal year has performed researches on the following research and development items: elucidation of behavior of liquefied CO2 when discharged into the ocean, CO2 feeding and diluting technologies, indoor experiments on the effects of CO2 on ocean living organisms, and development of a model to forecast environments in areas in the vicinity of CO2 discharging points. (NEDO)

  11. FY 2000 report on the results of the project on the R and D of the global environmental industry technology. R and D of the technology for predicting environmental effects associated with the CO2 ocean sequestration (Development of the technology for predicting environmental effects in the area around the CO2 discharge point and survey for supporting study); 2000 nendo chikyu kankyo sangyo gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Nisanka tanso no kaiyo kakuri ni tomonau kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu (CO2 horyuten shuhen'iki no kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu no kaihatsu narabini kenkyu shien chosa)

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    2002-03-01

    To obtain the technical outlook for CO2 ocean sequestration by CO2 discharge into the intermediate layer, the R and D was conducted of the technology for predicting environmental effects in the area around the CO2 discharge point, and the FY 2000 results were summed up. In the elucidation study of the behavior at the time of discharging liquid CO2, the melting process of CO2 droplets discharged/dispersed into the seawater of the intermediate layer was observed, and the specific phenomenon of hydrate formation in the process of CO2 droplet formation was grasped. As to the technology for sending CO2 into the ocean and diluting it, experimental study was made of CO2 transportation technology from on the sea to the intermediate layer, technology for rapid dilution immediately after discharge, etc. About the indoor experiment on the CO2 influence on marine organisms, experiment on the CO2 influence was carried out using shells, sea urchin, red sea bream, etc. In the developmental study of models for predicting environmental effects in the area around the CO2 discharge point, the 3D two-phase flow LES model was developed as a model for predicting the CO2 behavior, and the simulation of the liquid CO2 discharge was made at the planned experimental site. The model for evaluation of the biological influence was also made which can consider the interaction between two kinds of organisms. (NEDO)

  12. FY 1999 report on the results of the R and D project on the industrial technology for the global environment. R and D of the prediction technology of environmental effects brought by CO2 ocean sequestration (Development of prediction technology of environmental effects around the point of CO2 discharge and the research support survey); 1999 nendo chikyu kankyo sangyo gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo NEDO seika hokokusho. Nisankatanso no kaiyo kakuri ni tomonau kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu (CO2 horyuten shuhen'iki no kankyo eikyo yosoku gijutsu no kaihatsu narabini kenkyu shien chosa)

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    2000-03-01

    For the purpose of studying viability of CO2 ocean sequestration by discharging it at the intermediate depth of ocean, the R and D were conducted of 'prediction technology of environmental effects around the point of CO2 discharge,' and the FY 1999 results were summarized. In the study of elucidation of behavior of liquid CO2 at the time of discharge, melting speed of CO2 in water and seawater, 2D CO2 concentration distribution, etc. were measured using the circulation type deep-sea simulation experimental equipment. In the study of technology to send CO2 into the sea and dilute it, the process test using mock liquid was conducted. In the indoor experiment on CO2 effects on marine organisms, conducted were the detailed experiment on long-term effects of low concentration CO2 on sea urchins and shellfish, experiment on CO2 acute effects on eggs/fry and experiment on CO2 effects on adult fish. In the developmental study of the model to predict environmental effects around the point of CO2 discharge, carried out were the improvement of the model for prediction of effects on marine organisms, study of the CO2 diffusion in topographic features supposed to be Hawaii, etc. In the international joint study, measurement/observation technology, facilities, etc. were studied in preparation for the experiment actually conducted in the sea. (NEDO)

  13. FY 1999 R and D project on the global environmental industry technology. Report on the results of the R and D on the catalytic hydrogenation use CO2 fixation/effective utilization technology; 1999 nendo sesshoku suisoka hanno riyo nisanka tanso seika hokokusho. Koteika yuko riyo gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu

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    2000-03-01

    For the purpose of reducing CO2 emitting together with the consumption of fossil fuels, study was conducted on the use of CO2 by converting it to chemical substances such as methanol, etc., and the FY 1999 results were outlined. In the development of the CO2 separation membrane technology, data were obtained on effects of scaling-up by module with a membrane area of 4.9m{sup 2} and on design conditions. Further, in the experiment using mock exhaust gas, it was confirmed that the performance had been kept up for 3,000 hours or more. In the development of catalytic hydrogenation technology, the basic data for enlargement were accumulated. Moreover, the activity stabilized about 18,000 hours was confirmed, and the catalytic life was estimated at more than 3 years. In the development of large quantity hydrogen production/supply technology, assembly/operation of 7,500cm{sup 2} x 6 electrolytic cells were conducted, and it was confirmed that the hydrogen production capacity per cell was 3Nm{sup 3}/h. The final target for enlargement was achieved. In the study of the total system, the conceptual design was made for 'high concentration CO2 containing natural gas use CO2 recovery utilization system,' and 'biomass resource use methanol synthesis system.' (NEDO)

  14. Low-temperature synthesis of high-melting point metal non-oxide fine powders. Solid state reaction synthesis using active metal and similarity of crystal structure; Koyuten kinzoku hisankabutsu bifunmatsu no teion gosei. Kassei kinzoku to kessho kozo no ruijisei wo riyoshita koso hanno gosei

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    Kobayashi, H.; Mitamura, T. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-11-01

    This paper describes the low-temperature synthesis of metal non-oxide fine powders as fine ceramics. Precursors of the metal non-oxide are prepared using the lower oxide synthesized in oxidation-reduction reaction between metal oxide and active metal and the similarity of crystal structure to the target. The metal non-oxide can be synthesized by extracting oxygen from the precursors using active metal. For example, in the case of synthesis of TiN powders from TiO2-Mg-N2 gaseous system by the thermit method, {alpha}-Ti is synthesized through reduction reaction of TiO2 using active metal Mg via lower oxide of Ti, TiO. Crystal structure of the intermediate TiO is cubic system which is the same as the target TiN. Complete solid solution is formed from TiO and TiN. TiO can be recognized as an active intermediate of the synthesis of TiN. The precursor is prepared by injecting nitrogen into the lattice of TiO for making solid solution. When oxygen is extracted in the form of MgO using Mg, TiN with cubic system structure can be synthesized at lower temperature than the conventional method. Synthesis by the halogenide method is also described. 50 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Ab Initio MO study on the nucleophilic oxirane ring opening of exo and endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} 8,9-Oxide; Ekiso oyobi endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} 8,9-Oxide no kyukaku kaikan hanno ni taisuru Ab Initio ho ni yoru kaiseki

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    Okajima, Toshiya; Hashikawa, Akane [Saga University, Saga (Japan). Department of Chemistry

    1999-08-10

    The difference of the reactivity for S{sub N}2 type oxirane ring opening of exo and endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) 8,9-oxide (exo-1 and endo-1, respectively) was analyzed with ab initio molecular orbital theory. All stationary points including transition-state structures were optimized with no geometry constraint at the RHF/3-21G basis set, and energies were evaluate at Becke3LYP/3-21G level based on the RHF/3-21G geometries. The calculation clarified the following three points: (1) the activation energy ({delta}E{sup {ne}}) for endo attacking of NH{sub 3} molecule (the reaction with exo derivatives containing exo-1) is considerably smaller than those for exo attacking (the reaction with endo ones containing endo-1), (2) the reactivity for nucleophilic oxirane ring opening is controlled by the distortion of LUMO{sub C-O} of oxirane ring, which is probably caused by exo/endo relationship between oxirane ring and five-membered dihydrofurano ring (B) with respect to A ring, and (3) the remaining part (inclusing coumarin skeleton) of AFB{sub 1} oxid has little influence on the geometry around the reaction center and the activation energy. (author)

  16. In situ observation of surface reactions with synchrotron radiation induced semiconductor processes by infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy using buried metal layer substrates; Umekomi kinzokuso kiban wo mochiita sekigai hansha kyushu supekutoruho ni yoru hoshako reiki handotai process hanno no sonoba kansatsu

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    Yoshigoe, A.; Hirano, S. [The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Yokohama (Japan); Mase, K.; Urisu, T. [Institute for Molecular Science, Aichi (Japan)

    1996-11-20

    It is known that infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) on semiconductor or insulator surfaces becomes practicable by using buried metal layer (BML) substrates, in which the metal thin film is buried order semiconductor or insulator films. In this work, IRAS has been measured for Langmuir-Blodgett films deposited on the BML substrate with SiO2/Al/Si(100) structure and the observed spectrum intensity has been quantitatively compared with the calculation assuming the ideal multilayer structure for the BML substrate. The BML-IRAS using CoSi2 has been adopted to the detection of SiHn on the Si (100) substrate during synchrotron radiation (SR) stimulated Si2H6 gas source molecular beam epitaxy. It has been found that SiH2 and SiH3 on the Si (100) surface are easily decomposed by SR, but SiH can`t be decomposed. From these experiments, it has been concluded that the BML-IRAS is an useful in situ observation technique for the photo-stimulated surface reactions. 26 refs., 9 figs.

  17. Research and development of basic technologies for the next generation industries, 'light-reactive materials'. Evaluation on the first term research and development; Jisedai sangyo kiban gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu 'hikari hanno zairyo'. Daiikki kenkyu kaihatsu hyoka

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    1989-03-01

    Research, development and evaluation were performed with an objective of establishing the basic technology related to light-reactive materials that control the structures and status of aggregation of molecules by using actions of light, and can be used for ultra-high density recording, high resolution indication and light switches. In elucidating the mechanism of light deterioration reaction of photochromic molecules, it was disclosed that 6-nitrospirobenzopyran has the light deterioration caused from the excitation triplet state. This disclosure presents a possibility of preventing the light deterioration. New derivatives that show photochromism were synthesized, and thin films were produced by using the LB process. This indicates a possibility of producing the photochromic materials as the high multiplex recording material. With regard to PHB materials, an evaluation technology having spectrum resolution of the world's highest level was established and measurements were performed. Hole formation was verified for the first time in the world at the temperature higher than the liquid nitrogen temperature by using a PHB material of ionic porphin/polyvinyl alcohol systems. This verification indicates a feasibility of practically usable PHB materials. (NEDO)

  18. Elucidation of hydrogen mobility in tetralin under coal liquefaction conditions using a tritium tracer method. Effects of the addition of H2S and H2O; Tritium tracer ho wo mochiita sekitan ekika hanno jokenka deno tetralin no suiso idosei hyoka. Ryuka suiso oyobi mizu no tenka koka

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    Kanbe, M.; Saito, M.; Ishihara, A.; Kabe, T. [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    It was previously reported that the tritium tracer method is useful for the quantitative consideration of hydrogen behavior in coal during coal liquefaction reaction. Tetralin is excellent hydrogen donating solvent, and is considered as one of the model compounds of coal. In this study, effects of H2S and H2O on the hydrogen exchange reaction between tetralin and gaseous hydrogen labeled by tritium were investigated. It was suggested that the conversion of tetralin and the hydrogen exchange reaction between gaseous hydrogen and tetralin proceed through the radical reaction mechanism with a tetralyl radical as an intermediate product. When H2S existed in this reaction, the hydrogen exchange yield increased drastically without changing the conversion yield. This suggested that the hydrogen exchange reaction proceeds even in the reaction where radical does not give any effect. In the case of H2O addition, the conversion yield and hydrogen exchange rate decreased into a half or one-third. It was suggested that H2O inhibited the formation process of tetralyl radical. 6 refs., 4 figs.

  19. What place has an emigration past in an immigration present? Italy ...

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    Ironicamente, questa distinzione è diventata percettibile nei dibattiti contemporanei sull'immigrazione. In Irlanda, nei primi dibattiti che hanno avuto luogo tra la metà e la fine degli anni '90, gli attori pro-immigrazione hanno evocato in maniera costante la memoria della passata emigrazione irlandese, per indurre nei nativi ...

  20. Creato un nuovo stato della materia

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    Valsecchi, M C

    2004-01-01

    "Nei laboratori di tutto il mondo nascono continuamente nuovi materiali plastici, leghe di metallo, molecole progettate e assemblate atomo per atomo. I ricercatori dell'Istituto nazionale di fisica nucleare hanno fatto un passo in piu': manipolando i costituenti fondamentali dei nuclei atomici, hanno creato una nuova forma di materia, radicalmente diversa da quella che noi conosciamo" (1 page)

  1. Nieuwsgierig naar de wereld

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    Hanno van Keulen

    2014-01-01

    Curious about the world. Education in harmony with the surrounding context’. On December 11, 2014, dr. Hanno van Keulen was installed as professor on the chair for Educational Leadership at Windesheim Flevoland University of Applied Science in Almere, the Netherlands. In his lecture, Hanno van

  2. Nieuwsgierig naar de wereld : opleiden en opvoeden in verbondenheid

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    Hanno van Keulen

    2014-01-01

    Curious about the world. Education in harmony with the surrounding context’. On December 11, 2014, dr. Hanno van Keulen was installed as professor on the chair for Educational Leadership at Windesheim Flevoland University of Applied Science in Almere, the Netherlands. In his lecture, Hanno van

  3. Appearance of the application service and the application to the plant engineering. Engineering ASP stile EPSource.com; Apurikeshon sabisu no tojo to puranto enjiniaringu eno tekiyo. Enjiniaringu ASP saito EPSource.com

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    Nishi, Y.; Watanuma, Y. [Toyo Engineering Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-12-05

    In this paper, the change of soft wear usage and ESPsource.com of APS sight for plant engineering are introduced. Application service providers (APS) mean business enterprises disseminating application programs through network and distributing service of usage. This service has wide area because of many kinds of application and dissemination methods. Application relating plants is being widely such as production administration, maintenance, accounting system. The mechanism of APS is possible to distribute users supports as supporting systems. (NEDO)

  4. Fracture mechanical modeling of brittle crack propagation and arrest of steel. 3. Application to duplex-type test; Kozai no zeisei kiretsu denpa teisi no rikigaku model. 3. Konseigata shiken eno tekiyo

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    Aihara, S.; Tsuchida, Y. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Machida, S.; Yoshinari, H. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-12-31

    A proposal was made previously on a model of brittle crack propagation and arrest that considers the effect of crack opening suppression by using unbroken ligaments generated on steel plate surface and the effect that cracks precede in the central part of the plate thickness, based on a local limit stress theory for brittleness fracture. This paper discusses applicability of this model to a mixed type test, and elucidates causes for difference in the arrest tenacity of both types in a double tensile test of the standard size. The brittle crack propagation and arrest model based on the local limit stress theory was found applicable to a simulation of the mixed type test. Experimental crack propagation speed history and behavior of the arrest were reproduced nearly completely by using this model. When load stress is increased, the arrests in the mixed type test may be classified into arrests of both inside the steel plate and near the surface, cracks in the former position or arrest in the latter position, and rush of cracks into both positions. Furthermore, at higher stresses, the propagation speed drops once after cracks rushed into the test plate, but turns to a rise, leading to propagation and piercing. 8 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

  5. Ultimate strength analysis of thin plated structures using eigen-functions. 3rd Report. Application to reliability analysis; Koyu kansu wo mochiita usuita kozobutsu no dansosei kaisekiho. 3. Shinraisei kaiseki eno oyo

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    Ueda, Y. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan). Welding Research Institute; Masaoka, K.; Okada, H. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-12-31

    A reliability analysis was performed on ultimate strength of a hull by introducing reliability engineerings into the idealized structural unit method. Elements developed under the present study were applied to a model of an actual structure to indicate that even an analysis requiring much time under the finite element method can be performed in a short time and at high accuracy when this method is used. Analysis acted with bending moment and shear force simultaneously was performed on a model used as a structure in experiments carried out by Nishihara, assuming pure bending moment and longitudinal strength during slamming. Then, a reliability analysis was conducted on the same model based on this analysis method to investigate the ultimate strength. In an analysis of an ultimate strength when bending and shearing that assume slamming act upon simultaneously, axial force in the hull side decreases as loading increases, wherein how the shearing force increases can be identified clearly. Although existence of initial bends reduces the strength, the effect of variance in the vicinity of the average value on the reliability is rather small, while the effect due to variance in yield stress is greater. 27 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Equivalent CTOD concept based on the local approach and its application to fracture performance evaluation of welded joints; Local approach ni motozuku toka CTOD gainen no teian to tsugite hakai seino hyoka eno oyo

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    Ohata, M.; Minami, F.; Toyoda, M. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Tanaka, T.; Arimochi, K. [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Glover, A. [Nova Gas Transmission Ltd., Calgary (Canada); North, T. [University of Toronto (Canada)

    1996-12-31

    A proposal was given on an equivalent crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) concept which relates quantitatively fracture performance of a structural member with the result of a three-point bending CTOD test via the Weibull stress based on a local approach. The equivalent CTOD is defined as a CTOD in which a three-point CTOD test piece and a structural member provide the same Weibull stress. Experimental and analytical discussions were performed on X80 steel welded joints. Effectiveness of the equivalent CTOD concept was verified from the fact that the fracture performance in welded joints with a large width estimated from the result of the three-point bending CTOD test using the equivalent CTOD concept showed good correspondence with the fracture performance obtained in the experiments. On the other hand, the result of estimation using the conventional CTOD concept is considerably smaller than measurements. As an application of the equivalent CTOD concept, a new determination procedure was introduced on required fracture tenacity to ensure deformation performance required on structural elements. The required CTOD value shows a trend that the smaller the ratio of yield stress of the welded metals to that in the base material, the greater the required CTOD grows. 16 refs., 19 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Development of a vehicle capable of traveling on soft ground. Its application to investigation, survey and management of soft ground; Nanjakuchi sokosha no kaihatsu. Nanjakuchi deno chosa sokuryo kanri eno tekiyo

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    Kimura, R.; Yano, H. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-25

    An experimental vehicle is built and tested, which utilizes hovercraft technology, capable of travelling on a soft ground surface and therefore usable in reclamation work. When the ground is soft and viscous, merely increasing the vehicle driving force will futilely add to the vehicle weight, and this causes an adverse effect with the vehicle sinking deeper into the ground and the ground presenting higher resistance. In an effort to decrease the weight and resistance, a vehicle is built, capable of levitating itself by use of hovercraft technology and provided with retractable tracks and wheels for travelling. The targets are mostly attained in the test run, as far as speeds (5.5km/h at the maximum across a muddy ground section) and trekking across ground including an undulated surface are concerned, although the levitation level is found to be somewhat lower than the design value. Operating across a hard ground surface with the body elevated, the vehicle exhibits a higher performance in speed and drivability when the hovercraft effect is utilized. When travelling on the hovercraft effect, the frictional resistance of the skirt decreases as the vehicle moves from a hard surface section into a soft surface section, and this allows the vehicle to run more smoothly at higher speeds. 1 refs., 6 figs.

  8. Development of new technologies for high quality thin film and its application to energy engineering; Hikari seigyo to sokudo senbetsu ni yoru chokinshitsu usumaku no seisaku to energy bun`ya eno tekiyo

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    Hijikata, K.; Inoue, T.; Nagasaki, T.; Suzuki, Y.; Sato, I. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Nakabeppu, O. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-02-01

    This paper describes laser irradiation and velocity selective deposition experiments for fabricating high quality thin films. For the formation of Ag thin film by vacuum deposition method, YAG laser was irradiated to atoms or clusters parallel or perpendicular to the NaCl single crystal substrate, to deposit them on the substrate. For another experiment, Ag atoms selected in the given velocity were deposited on the (001) NaCl substrate by passing the molecular beam through the velocity selector. When laser was not irradiated, the thin film showed a random structure. Epitaxial growth was accelerated by the laser irradiation. When the selective velocity was set in 353 m/s at the constant intensity of molecular beam, the diffraction pattern of the thin film showed net pattern. When the selective velocity was set in 529 m/s, a structure in which ring pattern was overlapped on the net pattern was obtained. 2 figs.

  9. Development of hydriding alloys with multi-functionally-graded properties and their applications to energy conversion devices; Keishagata fukugo kino wo hyomen ni motsu suiso kyuzo gokin no kaihatsu to energy henkan gijutsu eno oyo

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    Suda, S.; Kadoma, H.; Nagamoto, H.; Okura, T. [Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    This paper describes the formation of fluoride layer on the surface of hydriding alloys. The fluoride formation reaction consists of a reduction removal process of surface oxide and a fluorination process. Specific surface area of alloy grains can be increased by the hydrogenation reaction in the surface layer accompanied with the removal of surface oxide, which results in easier permeation of molecular hydrogen into fluoride layer. During the fluorination process, a large amount of Ni in the alloy components is eluted, which results in the reduction of Ni distribution immediately under the fluoride layer in the alloy. Consequently, collector sites near the surface are reduced, and conductivity among alloy grains is degraded. To enhance the hydrogen collector sites, specific surface area of alloy grains can be increased by controlling the pH value of fluorination treatment solution in a given range. Moreover, performance of fluoride layer can be advanced by electrochemically dispersing metal Ni in the fluoride layer using Ni complex ion mixed in the treatment solution. 2 refs., 3 figs.

  10. Energy-based damping evaluation of cable-stayed bridges and its application to Tsurumi Tsubasa bridge; Shachokyo shindo gensui no energy teki hyokaho to Tsurumi Tsubasakyo eno tekiyo

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    Yamaguchi, H. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Takano, H.; Ogasawara, M.; Shimosato, T. [Metropolitan Expressway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kato, M.; Kato, H. [NKK Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-07-21

    This paper provides and discusses a more common energy-based evaluation method of vibration damping in cable-stayed bridges. This method was applied to data obtained from the field vibration test of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge. The damping was defined as dissipation energy in one cycle against the total potential energy. The dissipation energy from shoe friction, aerodynamic damping, and dampers for cables was added to the method proposed by Yamaguchi, et. al., in which the energy of girders, towers, and cables were quantitated, and the dissipation energy was determined from the loss factor of each constituent, to evaluate the damping of whole bridge. Thus, a more common energy-based evaluation method was provided. This method was applied to the damping obtained from the field vibration test of Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge. Consequently, it was found that the damping of whole bridge was significantly affected by the shoe friction, aerodynamic damping, and dampers for cables. Distinguished damping characteristics of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge could be explained by the energy-based evaluation. Validity of the energy-based evaluation method for damping of cable-stayed bridges was demonstrated. 15 refs., 9 figs., 6 tabs.

  11. Molecular dynamics of the formation process of fullerene. 2nd Report. Annealing to the perfect C60 structure; Fullerene seisei katei no bunshi dorikigaku. 2. Kanzenna C60 eno annealing

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    Maruyama, S.; Yamaguchi, Y. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-07-25

    The formation of a fullerene was simulated using the molecular dynamics method. The clustering process starting from 500 isolated carbon atoms was simulated under nearly equilibrium conditions at Tc=3000 K with a density of 30 times lower than that in our previous study for investigation of the effect of annealing during collisions. The small clusters appeared in this simulation were simpler than those in the previous case; they were grown with a simple chain or ring structure for C{sub n<20}, a 3-dimensional chaotic structure for around C{sub 2040}. Since the density of carbon atoms in the simulation was still high due to the computational limitation, these clusters are expected to have a much longer collision free time in practice. For further evaluation of the effect of annealing, a C60 structure obtained from the simulation was annealed without collision at Tc=2500 K. Through successive organized network transformations known as Stone Wales rearrangement, a perfect fullerene structured C60 was finally formed in about 50 ns. From the viewpoint of the Arrehenius type reaction rate of rearrangement, the high temperature of 2500 K and the time-share of 50 ns for annealing were comparable to experimental conditions. 39 refs., 5 figs.

  12. Study on the ultra-high speed LAN corresponding to the ultra-high speed IP network of Kansai Electric Power Co.; LAN no chokosokuka ni kansuru kenkyu. Tosha IP network no chokosokuka eno taio hoho

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    Ueno, R. [Kansai Electaric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    2000-04-01

    This study was made on survey and evaluation of high-speed network technology and routing protocol based on IP (Internet protocol) network. This paper outlines the evaluation result, and explains the performance verification test result on the routing protocol OSPF (open shortest pass fast) used for the IP network of Kansai Electric Power Co. High-speed LAN using Giga-Bit Ethernet instead of Ethernet was confirmed to be more profitable than ATM-LAN from the viewpoint of cost reduction, operation control, and affinity with the existing IP network. POS (packet over synchronous digital hierarchy) system was adopted as high-speed WAN (wide area network) from the viewpoint of cost reduction, and affinity with the existing IP network. OSPF system was adopted as routing protocol for the next-generation IP network because of its affinity with loop type topology and shorter circuit switching time. The verification test result of OSPF showed such features as short circuit switching time, optimization of a communication route by selecting the widest-band route, and flexible modification of topology. (NEDO)

  13. 5-Meth-oxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methyl-but-2-eno-yl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide).

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    Kalyanaraman, L; Mohan Kumar, R; Vishweshwar, Peddy; Pichai, R; Narasimhan, S

    2010-04-17

    The title compound, C(26)H(24)O(5), was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the mol-ecule, the phenyl and 2-methyl-but-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C-C-C-C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and -90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C-H⋯O inter-actions into a double chain along [010].

  14. 5-Meth­oxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methyl­but-2-eno­yl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide)

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    Kalyanaraman, L.; Mohan Kumar, R.; Vishweshwar, Peddy; Pichai, R.; Narasimhan, S.

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C26H24O5, was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the mol­ecule, the phenyl and 2-methyl­but-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C—C—C—C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and −90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C—H⋯O inter­actions into a double chain along [010]. PMID:21579166

  15. Advanced mineral and lithological mapping using high spectral resolution TIR data from the active CO2 remote sensing system; CO2 laser wo mochiita kosupekutoru bunkaino netsusekigai remote sensing data no ganseki kobutsu shikibetsu eno oyo

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    Okada, K. [Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Hato, M. [Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center, Tokyo (Japan); Cudahy, T.; Tapley, I.

    1997-05-27

    A study was conducted on rock/mineral mapping technology for the metal ore deposit survey using MIRACO2LAS, an active type thermal infrared ray remote sensing system which was developed by CSIRO of Australia and is now the highest in spectral resolution in the world, and TIMS of NASA which is a passive type system. The area for the survey is the area of Olary/Broken Hill and Mt. Fitton of Australia. A good correlation is seen between the ground reflectance measured by MIRACO2LAS and the value measured by the chamber CO2 laser of rocks sampled at the above-mentioned area. In case that the width of spectral characteristics is below 300nm, the inspection ability by MIRACO2LAS`s high spectral resolution is more determined in mineral mapping as compared with TIMS which is large in band width. Minerals mapped using MIRACO2LAS are quartz, talc, amphibole, hornblende, garnet, supessartine, dolomite, magnesite, etc. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  16. Application of a temperature selective storage tank solar system. Part 4. Fundamental experiment under a solar simulator; Ondo sentaku chikunetsuso no solar system eno tekiyo. 4. Solar simulator ni yoru kiso jikken

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    Kanayama, K.; Endo, N.; Baba, H.; Okamoto, A. [Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan); Kamiya, Y. [Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The storage tank is classified into a mixed type and stratified type. The stratified type is judged to be more advantageous from a viewpoint of the effective energy utilization. An experiment was made using a solar simulator to put the system, consisting of a vacuum double-glass tube collector and temperature selective storage tank, to practical use. The ejection position of the storage tank at the top is superior to that at the bottom, in the 60{degree}C layer of three layers (60, 40, and 20{degree}C). The ejection position hardly varies with the shape (straight or elbow) of an ejection port. When the temperature stratified layer is formed in two layers (40 {times} 2, 20{degree}C) to three layers (60, 40, and 20{degree}C), heat can be stably stored as the flow rate is higher. The stratified storage tank is inferior to the mixed storage tank in heat collection efficiency, but the specific exergy increases. By increasing the number of heat storage layers, the result of this experiment can also be applied to the linear temperature gradient layer obtained in the practical use. As a result of the above experiment, the basic data for an automated system design during practical application was obtained. 3 refs., 15 figs.

  17. Application of a temperature selective heat storage tank to a solar system. Part 3. Solar heat collecting system; Ondo sentaku chikunetsuso no solar system eno tekiyo. 3. Shunetsu hoshiki ni tsuite

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    Kamiya, Y. [Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama (Japan); Kanayama, K. [Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The tank system and tank-less system when the temperature selective heat storage tank is applied to a solar system were considered. In the tank system, the simulation shows that the annual supplementary heat consumption is reduced as the tank capacity becomes lower. The most suitable operating time set for determining the reference time is about five hours in winter and about nine hours in summer. The annual operating time is about 6.5 hours. In the tank-less system, the most suitable minimum flow rate per solar collector area of a heating medium in Tokyo and its districts is 10 L/hm{sup 2} for both three-step flow control and constant flow control. The tank-less system is slightly lower in annual supplementary heat consumption than the tank system. For the three-step flow control, a change in the annual supplementary heat consumption is lower than that in the minimum flow rate. For the constant flow control, however, the annual supplementary heat consumption rapidly increases when the flow rate more decreases than the optimum value. The number of pump start/stop counts for the three-step flow control is less than two times as high as for the constant flow control. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Mathematical model for predicting transformation of high carbon steel during cooling and its application to on-line temperature control in hot strip mill; Kotansoko no hentai yosoku model no kaihatsu to sono jikki eno tekiyo

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    Suehiro, M.; Oda, T.; Senuma, T.; Konishi, S. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1995-11-06

    A mathematical model for predicting transformation of high carbon steel during cooling (transformation from austenite to pearlite, ferrite, and bainite) has been developed. The basic equation for this model is the Cahn`s transformation progress behavior indicating equation, from which an equation was introduced that represents transformation velocity for the case of generation and growth of nuclei and for the case of site saturation. Using these equations makes it possible to calculate transformation in arbitrary cooling processes. In addition, a prediction model for hot processing transformation that expresses the influence of the hot processing on transformation was coupled with the transformation equation to improve the accuracy of transformation prediction. Rise in steel plate temperature that takes place because of generation of transformation latent heat during cooling was calculated by using a two-dimensional heat conduction equation. Off-line applications of this model include prediction of steel plate temperatures on a hot-run table, improvement in productivity by increasing plate passing speed in a continuous hot rolling process, and correction of variation in finishing rolling temperature. On-line applications include controls in hot-run water injection facilities, and automation of an on-line control system. 13 refs., 18 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Zataženo, na obzoru svítá: Analýza podpůrných mechanismů výroby energie z obnovitelných zdrojů

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    Bízek, Jan

    2013-01-01

    Support for electricity generation from renewable energy sources is one of measures aimed at switch of European economies from fossil fuels to renewables. In the past a lot of attention was paid to the theoretical assessment of different support schemes, however, analysis of the empirical data on those schemes is somewhat lacking. This thesis analyses assessment of two types of support schemes in three countries on empirical data. The main contribution of this work is (i) expansion of previou...

  20. Report on FS survey for project of introduction of highly energy-efficient trolley buses into the Mexico Metropolitan Area in FY 1997; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (Mexico city eno sho energy gata trolley bus donyu project FS chosa)

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    NONE

    1998-03-01

    Traffic jam and air pollution by automobiles are currently getting severe in the Mexico Metropolitan Area. Trolley buses were introduced for improving the environment more than ten years ago. Vehicles become too old for use, and their energy efficiency is low. In this project, 200 highly energy-efficient trolley buses are introduced to replace old inefficient trolley buses, which results in the improved traffic convenience in the City and enhanced energy efficiency. The new energy-efficient trolley buses are made of energy-efficient control VVVF inverters produced and exported by MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), energy-efficient motors by MELMEX (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mexico), and bodies by MASA which is a major manufacturer of bus bodies. The objective of this research is to analyze the background of introduction of new energy-efficient trolley buses and the effects of the present project. The results of analysis are going to be utilized for future promotion of the Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism. 30 refs., 30 figs., 24 tabs.

  1. Fázově koherentní přenos stabilní optické frekvence Brno - Praha po optickém vlákně délky 306 km

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    Číp, Ondřej; Čížek, Martin; Pravdová, Lenka; Hucl, Václav; Řeřucha, Šimon; Hrabina, Jan; Mikel, Břetislav; Lazar, Josef; Vojtěch, J.; Smotlacha, V.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 61, 4-5 (2016), s. 91-97 ISSN 0447-6441 R&D Projects: GA ČR GB14-36681G; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : laser * optical fiber * optical and frequency transfer * optical frequency standard Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  2. Research report for fiscal 1998. Basic research for promoting joint implementation, etc. (conversion of old coal-fired thermoelectric power plants in Poland into combined cycle plants); 1998 nendo chosa hokokusho. Poland sekitan karyoku hatsudensho (kyushiki) combined cycle eno tenkan

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    1999-03-01

    A project is discussed for modernization for energy efficiency enhancement and greenhouse gas reduction. The most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas in Poland is to totally replace the existing coal-fired power plants with natural gas combined cycle plants. Under this project, however, natural gas-fired power generation and integrated coal/brown coal gasification combined cycle power generation are both subjected to study. This is because the power plant modernization project is closely related to the fate of coal/brown coal industries which constitute the important industrial department of Poland. As for the earning rate of the project in case of natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation, the rate will be 13.2% even at the Kaweczyn station which is the highest in earning rate, and this fails to satisfy the project conditions. If integrated coal/brown gasification combined cycle power generation is chosen, the rate will be still lower. When the cost for greenhouse gas reduction is taken up, the Konin station exhibits the lowest of 9 dollars/tCO2, and the others 15-17 dollars/tCO2. When coal gas combined cycle is employed, the cost will be 3-4 times higher. (NEDO)

  3. Fiscal 1997 report on the feasibility survey of Japan`s cooperation into energy/environment related fields in Asian countries; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (Asia shokoku ni okeru energy kankyo kanren bun`ya eno kyoryoku kanosei chosa)

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    1998-03-01

    A survey was made to study possibilities of Japan`s cooperation in tackling energy/environment problems in Asian countries. In 1995 the GNP growth rate was 2.6% in the world, while it was 7.9% in Asia showing a rapid growth. With the accelerating industrialization and urbanization, energy demand is now over three times as much as that in the 1980s. This means increases in waste and environmental pollution. Especially, the use of firewood in non-electrified areas is a serious problem the same as the slash-and-burn farming and deforestation. Also relating to the production of electric power, it is inevitable to choose hydroelectric power and renewable energy in addition to fossil fuels. Therefore, the necessity is heightening of various technologies for it and environmental protection technologies such as coal cleaning. Local areas, where the population density is extremely low and the electrification cost is high, became victims of elecrification. There the power system should be shifted from the central supply system to the local distributed one. For it, it is necessary to recognize an importance of the distributed type renewable energy which is friendly to the environment. The paper outlined the state of each country and energy by policy and environment. 10 figs., 83 tabs.

  4. Insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption and its application for high speed reclosing of UHV A. C transmission lines. UHV koryu sodensen ni okeru arc shokogo no zetsuen kaifuku tokusei to kosokudo saihero hoshiki eno tekiyo

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    Goda, Yutaka; Matsuda, Shoji; Inaba, Tsuginori.

    1988-11-01

    An application of high speed reclosing for UHV a.c transmission lines is expected to secure high reliability of transmission system. In order to choose dead times of high speed reclosing property, it is necessary to clarify forced extinction characteristics of secondary arc and insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption. The authors carried out many tests about these. This reports shows summarization of the results of these test. The authors applied a statistical method to measure insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption, and calculated some dead times under some assumption. From the results of the tests, the authors considered that the technique of high speed grounding switch is effective for realizing high speed reclosing. They showed the results of calculation to choose dead times of high speed reclosing. 21 refs., 35 figs., 10 tabs.

  5. ESCAP Asia Pacific environmental white paper. 2. ; Environmental outlook in Asia and issues for the 21st century. ESCAP Asia Taiheiyo kankyo hakusho. 2. ; Asia no kankyo tenbo to 21 seiki eno kadai

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    1993-08-25

    ESCAP reports the environmental situation in Asia in its white paper. In the ESCAP area the population was 271 million in 1955, 747 million in 1985, and will probably be 1.2 billion in 2000. Therefore, the number of megalopolis increases. The increasing population in megalopolises becomes much heavier burdens to various facilities and administrative organizations, and management of the urban environment which should be durable is a big challenge. There are three environmental issues on urbanization in the ESCAP area. The first is encroachment on fertile farmland and deforestation in the outskirts of the cities arising from expanding urbanization. The second is housing, and the related water-supply/sewerage and waste disposal. The third is the environmental situation seen in the increasing danger with increasing chemical and hazardous wastes, and marked pollution of city rivers, and air pollution caused by dust, and smoke and soot. Local environmental issues are the limited natural resources and the continuously increasing population. 7 figs., 12 tabs.

  6. Utilization of coal ash for civil engineering materials. Study on a grouting material using fly ash as the main material; Sekitanbai no doboku zairyo eno riyo. Flyash wo shuzai to shita tunnel gurauto zai no kenkyu

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    Ito, I. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-03-25

    Mixing tests and filling performance experiments were carried out on a slurry material made by mixing cement, water and foam, using fly ash as the main material (air fly ash grouting material). The tests and experiments were intended to discuss its usability as a tunnel grouting material. In change in the properties, the air fly ash grout did not show a large change both in the air amount and the flow, and maintained a good condition, while air mortar had the flow decreased largely. Therefore, in view of assuring the long-time fluidity, the air fly ash grout is more advantageous. As a result of the compression strength test, the air fly ash grout had a strength of 27.6 kgf/cm{sup 2} emerged in atmospheric curing, while the air mortar showed a strength of 12.3 kgf/cm{sup 2}. The strength of the air fly ash grout is more than twice as much as that of the air mortar. The foaming material hardens in largely different rates according to the kinds of fly ash, hence there is a possibility that the air amount decreases as a result of pump-compressed feeding, causing the grout properties to change largely. The utilization of the material requires verification of compatibility of the ash type with the foaming agents, and attention must be paid on controlling the foam. 2 refs., 27 figs., 18 tabs.

  7. FY1995 preparation of magnetic films with nano size magnetic domain structure and application for magnetic recording media with ultra-high density; 1995 nendo nano jiku seigyo jisei usumaku no sosei to chokomitsudo jiki kiroku media eno oyo

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    It is required to control microstructure and micro magnetic behavior in Co-Cr based alloy thin films strictly in order to apply these thin films to the ultra high density magnetic recording media. In this study, thin film deposition technology to control nano-metric micro-structure and micro magnetic properties, especially in the distribution through thickness direction, were examined. Furthermore, to develop some evaluation technique to determine such local distribution of magnetic properties was one of the purpose of this study. The relationship between c-axis orientation of crystallites and distribution of the perpendicular coercivity H{sub c} in Co-Cr films has been investigated through the evaluation of the the H{sub c} of surface layer H{sub c}(s) measured by Kerr hysteresis loop tracer. Better c-axis orientation, higher Cr content and addition of Ta seemed to be essential requirements to get higher H{sub c} of initial growth layer H{sub c}(i) and good uniformity of H{sub c}. Lower {delta}H{sub c} caused better recording characteristics and lower media noise level. It has been clarified that the homogeneity of the magnetic properties in the film and c-axis orientation in the initial layer of the films were the essential factors to deposit low noise and high performance recording media. (NEDO)

  8. FY 1998 report on the results of R and D projects by local consortiums for immediate effects. Development of woody ceramics and application to building parts; 1998 nendo woody ceramics no sosei to kenchiku buzai nado eno oyo seika hokokusho

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    NONE

    2000-03-01

    The R and D project has been implemented for developing materials for, e.g., light, highly heat-insulating and energy-saving type building parts (e.g., roofing tiles and tiles), and light tableware having warmness of wood. The stock materials for china and porcelain, roofing tile clay, tiles and cement are dispersed with hollow microcapsules as the filler, which are of glassy balloons thermally treated to be highly functional, in order to develop superlight, highly heat insulating and high-strength materials. For development of the woody ceramic materials, the microcapsules are investigated for size, thickness, thermal shrinkage, fusibility, compressive stress, reinforcing mechanisms, and monodispersibility. Also investigated are optimization of material formability, development of commercial ceramics and evaluation of their marketability, decoration techniques, antimicrobial membrane materials and their immobilization techniques, development of antimicrobial ceramic tiles, evaluation of the antimicrobial membranes, evaluation of resistance to microwaves, and so on. The efforts are also directed to researches on fundamental techniques for woody tile clay, and R and D of the application techniques and products of the woody cement. (NEDO)

  9. Research of the elastic waves generated by a pulse laser. Excitation mechanism of elastic waves and application to nondestructive testing; Pulse laser de reikishita danseiha ni kansuru kenkyu. Danseiha reiki no mechanism to hihakai kensa eno oyo

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    Cho, H.; Takemoto, M. [Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Engineering

    1994-07-20

    A bulk wave is generated when a pulse laser is irradiated to the material, and the characteristics of a Young`s modulus and Poisson`s ratio can be nondestructively estimated from the bulk wave. The generation mechanism of laser ultrasonic waves must be first clarified for such application. In this paper, fundamental research was conducted to study the generation mechanism of the elastic waves excited by a Q-switched Nd-YAG laser, and the generation method and characteristics of Rayleigh waves. The following result was obtained. A bulk wave is generated by the disk-like adiabatic expansion near the surface if the laser power is small when a spot-shape pulse laser was irradiated. A bulk wave is generated by the thin disk-like adiabatic expansion beneath the surface due to the thermal diffusion in the depth direction of a base material when the laser power becomes large. Moreover, a bulk wave is generated by the impact force due to abrasion and plasma when the power becomes still larger. The information on the bulk wave characteristics and Rayleigh wave was also obtained. 25 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Measures for global environmental issues using information communication. Results of trial calculation of CO2 reduction reported by the Telecommunication Council; Joho tsushin wo katsuyoshita chikyu kankyo mondai eno taio. Denki tsushin shingikai toshin no CO2 sakugen shisan kekka

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    Fujiwara, T. [Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-11-01

    Telework is an effective work style using information communication without commutation, and ITS is an integrated traffic system such as advanced navigation. Effects of the CO2 emission reduction by these information communication systems were calculated as a trial. Reduction of CO2 4.06 million ton was obtained, which is equivalent to about 7% of the reduction target 56.5 million ton in Japan by 2010. For the items, were obtained 1.29 million ton (MT) by telework, 1.1 MT by ITS, 0.53 MT by the reduction of paper consumption/rejection using LAN, and 0.5 MT by the alternation of movements for international business using Internet (reduction of overseas official trips). In addition, were obtained 0.36 MT by the energy saving with enhanced efficiency of office environment using advanced information communication such as building management information systems, 0.25 MT by the electronic publication and newspaper for the reduction of paper consumption/rejection using electronic media such as CD-ROM, and 0.03 MT by the remote education and at-home education systems. The trial calculations were conducted only for these seven systems, and only for the direct effects using these systems. Accordingly, the result is only a part of the whole. These systems promote to realize a society with reduced environmental loads. 2 tabs.

  11. Study of solute incorporation into ice-layer on freeze concentration with ice-lining; Ice lining toketsu noshukuho ni okeru hyosho sochu eno yoshitsu torikomi ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Yamazaki, Y.; Shinozaki, K. [Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Hirata, Y. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)

    1997-07-10

    The mechanism of solute incorporation into an ice-layer in freeze concentration with ice-lining was studied by changing the impeller speed N and the difference between the brine temperature and the freezing point of the feed solution {Delta}T in 10 kg/m{sup 3} CCNa solution. The effect of N on the apparent partition coefficient of the solute K, is more serious than that of {Delta}T. The growth rate of the ice layer is 10{sup -7} - 10{sup -6}m/s under the condition of {Delta}T=2.8 - 7.9degC and N = 20-400 min{sup -1}. The growth rate had a little effect on solute incorporation into the ice-layer. K values depended on the surface condition of the ice layer, which is effected by the mixing speed of the impeller. The ice layer formed at low mixing speed has a complex rough shape, and has much solute because of adhesion to a large surface area. Therefore, it is recommended that freeze concentration is performed by making an ice layer with smooth surface at high mixing speed. 9 refs., 6 figs.

  12. JUDGE project: a continental scientific drilling into plate subduction zone. 8. On archives of data and information of JUDGE; Shizumikomitai eno kussaku keikaku JUDGE. 8. Kussaku shishiryo archive ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Miyazaki, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Tomizawa, N. [Schlumberger K.K., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-04-28

    Systems for managing the data expected to be generated during the implementation of JUDGE (Japanese Ultra-deep Drilling and Geoscientific Experiments) Project are discussed from a viewpoint of archive construction. An archive system describes data in a computer system in compliance with grammar called a data model, and this enables efficient presentation and retrieval of information. Object data that is various in kind is classified by such categories as the class and the attribute. A data model means a format. The archive system conceptual design in this report consists of three layers for the user and four subspaces for data operation. This conceptual design is subjected to evaluation using actual data and existing systems, and it is found that the conceptual design is equipped with functions of storing and managing data and presenting information to the user. The AssetDB is an application that manages data of various types and functions (data relative to seismic exploration, logging, excavation, etc.). The function of the data processing, analytic subspaces is quite important in constructing archive systems. 7 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Investigation of several dynamic processes on solid surfaces and its application to the extreme high vacuum technology. Kotai hyomenjo no doteki katei no kaimei to sono goku koshinku gijutsu eno oyo

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    Fujita, D.; Honma, T. (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Inst. of Industrial Science)

    1991-08-26

    This paper makes fundamental studies on several dynamic processes on solid surfaces such as adsorption, desorption, surface segregation, surface precipitation and initial oxidation. The studies aim at applying the information and knowledge obtained to development of an extreme high vacuum technology. Theoretical and technological consideration is given to quantification and precision of surface analytical methods necessary and indispensable for a base technology for the study. The paper pays particular attention to the following three surface analytical methods: Auger electron spectroscopy for a composition analysis, surface extended electron energy loss fine strucutre as a surface short-distance order structural analysis, and thermal sesorption spectroscopy as an adsorption/desorption process analysis. These methods are applied to fundamental studies for development of materials required for creation of an extreme high vacuum. Taking an outgassing phenomenon in the extreme high vacuum as a set of various dynamic processes, quantitative measurement and a mechanism analysis of outgassing are conducted. Actually, the extreme high vacuum is trially produced. 244 refs., 128 figs., 21 tabs.

  14. Polimorfísmos genéticos de COX-1 y eNOS y hemorragias gastrointestinales: interacción con aire: Un estudio de casos y controles

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    Salado Valdivieso, María Inés

    2014-01-01

    La hemorragia gastrointestinal alta es un cuadro grave que está producido por medicamentos en un porcentaje elevado de los casos. Ciertos fármacos como los antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINE), los antiagregantes plaquetarios o los anticoagulantes orales, pueden dar lugar a una hemorragia que exija la hospitalización del paciente y, en ocasiones, provoque la muerte. Además de los fármacos, se han identificado otros factores que se asocian con la hemorragia gastrointestinal; entre ellos es...

  15. Family of highly accurate superstable time integration algorithms of implicit two step and their application to solution of the Navier-Stokes equations; Inkyoku nidan katei no choantei koseido jikan sekibunho to Navier-Stokes hoteishiki kaiho eno tekiyo

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    Yoshida, Y.; Yuan, W. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Uochi, S. [East Japan Railway Co., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-04-21

    A direct time integration is proposed of implicit two steps for the system which is the object of analysis to result in a one-step simultaneous ordinary differential equation relative to time, in which the accuracy of evaluation of an extremely large eigenvalue is radically improved. This is an implicit solution, and the structure of the coefficient matrix is structurally the same as that of the original system, and the advantage in the memorizing program is not lost. In the two-step solution, the coefficient matrix in the last half of integral calculation turns out to be the same as that in the first half, and calculation in the last half can proceed by only forward and backward operations or substitution. It is a self-starting type, and is equipped with a general-purpose feature in that it can exhibit different characteristics dependent upon selected parameters. The improved version is applied to the Navier-Stokes finite element equation for the construction of a solution, and this verifies that it is practically effective. In nonlinear analysis in particular, the reliability of solution greatly influences the evaluation of the nonlinear term, and this often makes analysis difficult. The integration proposed here will greatly contribute to the perfection of analytic systems that are to deal with nonlinear phenomena. 26 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Study on electrical monitoring of fill-up improvement. Utilization of resistivity data for soil compaction management; Hiteiko mitsudo kanri ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu. Moritsuchi seko kanri eno hiteiko yuko riyo

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    Ueno, N.; Hiramatsu, W. [Dai Nippon Construction, Gifu (Japan); Sugano, T. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-01

    At present, measurement of wet density and water content by radio isotope (RI method) is used for filling management. It is supposed for filling in road construction that putting-out thickness of banking material reaches nearly 1m in the future rapid construction, however, use of RI method is difficult because of inserting and installing of a radiation source rod, large measuring apparatus, and the legal regulation on radioactivity intensity. Application of resistivity measurement was thus considered. Since resistivity has the same parameter as compaction curve, and monotonously decreases with an increase in water content by volume, it is applicable as construction management index. The management reference of resistivity (Rm) is set by plotting of a compaction curve and corresponding resistivity curve, determination of the reference resistivity (Ro) corresponding to a maximum dry density and optimum water content ratio, and setting of the allowance to Ro according to soil or application. It was clarified that Rm is applicable as set for every filling material. 1 ref., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Practical application of an advanced 12Cr rotor to 593 degree C-700MW steam turbine plant. Senshingata 12Cr ko rotor zai no 593 degree C-700MW joki turbine plant eno jitsuyoka

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    Kadoya, Y.; Kitai, T.; Matsuo, A.; Tsuji, I.; Kishimoto, M. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Tsuchiyama, T.; Okamura, M. (Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe (Japan))

    1992-06-01

    In order to save the energy resources and to reduce the dependence on the petroleum, coal heating ultra super critical (USC) pressure thermal power plants have been paid attention. Recently, large class USC thermal power plant having a turbine inlet temperature of 593{degree}C-700MW has been planned. For middle pressure turbine rotor of this plant, advanced 12Cr steel (TMK1) which has high creep rupture property has been used. In this paper, test pieces were taken from each position of this rotor, and the quality and material properties of this rotor to be manufactured by TMK1 were evaluated. As a result, in spite of a large diameter rotor, there were no difference on the mechanical properties between the outer circumference part and the center part of the rotor, and rather good properties could be observed. Further, it could be recognized that the creep rupture property has been largely improved compared to the existing 12Cr steel. Based on these results, it was confirmed that this rotor has enough properties as a large 12Cr rotor for the steam temperature of 593{degree}C. 12 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Estimating method for a phase-velocity of Rayleigh waves on multi-layered media and its application to inversion problem; Rayleigh ha no bunsan kyokusen no kinji keisanho no teian to chika kozo suitei eno oyo

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    Konno, K. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-15

    An attempt was made to approximate a dispersion curve being a function of S-wave velocity, P-wave velocity, density and layer thickness by using only the S-wave velocity and the layer thickness. Then, this approximation method was utilized for an attempt of deriving the S-wave velocity structure directly from the observed dispersion curve. Lastly, the derived S-wave velocity structure was attempted to be utilized as an initial model for inversion analysis. The pseudo-phase velocity derived by using this proposed method becomes functions for only the cycle, S-wave velocity and layer thickness, converges into the S-wave velocity of the lowermost layer at the extreme of a long cycle, and agrees with the S-wave velocity of the surface layer in the short cycle side. The pseudo-dispersion curve approximates the dispersion curve of Rayleigh waves more closely than that of Love waves. If depths and pseudo-wave lengths are in rough agreement in a region in which amplitude of the base mode Rayleigh waves is distributed largely, the pseudo-phase velocity resembles to the theoretical phase velocity. S-wave velocity at a ground depth which corresponds to a length of the Rayleigh wave could be estimated to some extent by differentiating the wavelength with regard to the cycle. 7 refs., 19 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Fatigue life estimation of welded joints of an aluminium alloy under superimposed random load waves (follow-up report). Effects of high frequency components; Jujo random kajuka ni okeru aluminium gokin yosetsu tsugite no hiro jumyo suitei (zokuho). Koshuha seibun no eikyo

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    Takahashi, I.; Maenaka, H.; Takada, A. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    In order to examine fatigue behavior of boxing welded joints of anticorrosion aluminum A 5083 P-O alloy, the residual stress measurements, static loading tests, elastic finite element analyses, constant amplitude fatigue tests, and random fatigue tests were conducted. For a load wave in the random loading fatigue tests, a direct current component, a zero-mean narrow band random process, and a high frequency component were combined and superimposed, to examine the effect of the high frequency component and the effect of the stress cycle count method and the mean stress correction on the life estimation. For the fatigue analysis, a reference stress, such as that considering the structural stress concentration, was proved effective in reducing the amount of scattering in the fatigue test results and in improving the life estimation accuracy. Accordingly, for the actual scale measurements, it is insufficient only to measure the stress at points far from the crack initiation place. It is required to analyze the fatigue by measuring the reference stress same as the basic data acquisition tests in the laboratory. 4 refs., 21 figs., 4 tabs.

  20. FY 1991 report on the results of the contract R and D of the human sense measuring application technology. Volume 2. R and D of the physiological effect measuring technology (Part 1); 1991 nendo ningen kankaku keisoku oyo gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu itaku kenkyu seika hokokusho. 2. Seiriteki eikyo keisoku gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu

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    NONE

    1992-03-01

    Targets of the total development is to develop technology to non-invasively/simply measure changes in physiological function for physical and mental stimuli and to develop a human sense measuring technology needed to realize 'comfortableness.' As a part of it, the following R and D were conducted in this fiscal year. As to the R and D of skin impedance measuring, measuring methods such as the conducting method and potential method were studied. Further, an experiment with a person to be tested was conducted using the experiment use electrode. And detected were skin impedance changes caused by mental strain stress which were distinguished from changes caused by external environment. As the blink reflection measuring method, the paper took up the eyelid micro-vibration method under consideration and verified effectiveness of the method. The data were acquired using the same person as tested in the above-mentioned experiment when he is not tired, and the extraction of parameters of blink reflection which change according to working loads was studied. As to the continued blood pressure measuring technology, a measuring method which gives no loads on the person tested was studied, and the measuring portion where stable output can be obtained was selected. In addition, small/lightweight continued blood pressure measuring instrument which can be used in daily life was trially manufactured and designed. (NEDO)

  1. Effect of reversion treatment on strength and ductility of low C, Cr-Ni martensitic stainless steel with high resistance to weld softening. Yosetsu nanka teiko no takai teitanso Cr-Ni maruten saito kei stainless ko no kyodo, ensei ni oyobosu gyaku hentai shori no eikyo

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    Igawa, T.; Takemoto, T.; Uematsu, Y. (Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Steel R and D Lab.); Hoshino, K. (Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-01

    Like the stainless steel and the stainless steel belt used in the rolling stock, materials treated by process and weld has a high strength and a good ductility, moreover, was expected that weld softening would not occurred. In this study, formation of the ultra-fine crystal grains based on the M to [gamma] reversion transformation of low C, Cr-Ni martensitic stainless steel and effect of Si on change of mechanical properties were investigated. A high-strength stainless steel with a good ductility and without weld softening was developed. Main results obtained are as follows: After a steel was cold-rolled, the reversion treatment at the region between As and Af temperatures (600 to 640[degree]C) was carried out, a duplex structure with diameter of the ultra-fine grains of about 0.5 micron meter that is composed of [gamma] phase concentrated Ni and sintered M phase was formatted, and excellent mechanical properties with a high strength and a good ductility could be obtained, diameter of reversion [gamma] grains was dependent on reversion temperature. Diameter of [gamma] grains became large, and more homogeneous and uniform at higher reversion temperature. 20 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. LDV measurement of in-cylinder flow field including vertical vortex. ; Quantitative estimate of flow characteristics in cylinder and influence of intake pressure. Tateuzu wo fukumu cylinder nai ryudoba no LDV keisoku. ; Tsutsunai ryutai tokuseichi no teiryoteki hyoka to sorerani taisuru kyukiatsu no eikyo

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    Kudo, H.; Kono, S.; Matsuoka, T. (Mazda Motor Corp., Hiroshima (Japan))

    1990-04-25

    In-cylinder flow in an internal combustion engine is an important factor affecting the engine performance. This research aimed to measure in-cylinder flow including vertical votex generated by a variable swirl port with LDV to get some new knowledges on the generation and control. The engine used for this experiment was a motored single cylinder and two valves engine having a disk type combustion chamber. Ar laser was emitted after fitted quartz glass liner and glycerol solution as seed particles was supplied from the intake port. It was clarified from the fluid characteristics quantitatively determined that clear vertical vortex was formed along with the swirl intensification, that the change of turbulence could be explained definitely by considering not only the swirl but also the vertical vortex condition, and that the vertical vortex was effective to intensify the turbulence, indicating the necessity of generation of comparatively strong vertical vortex. 5 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Fiscal 1997 survey of overseas coal import base arrangement and promotion. Effects of the expansion of coal trade by IPP on the supply/demand of general coal in Asia; 1997 nendo kaigaitan yunyu kiban seibi sokushin chosa. IPP ni yoru sekitan boeki no kakudai ga Asia no ippantan jukyu ni oyobosu eikyo

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    NONE

    1998-03-01

    In consideration of the coal situation in the Asia/Pacific region, a study was made of effects of the expansion of coal trade by IPP on supply/demand of general coal in Asia. When aggregating increases in demand of general coal for electric power use in ten Asian counties, they will be an increase of 130.75 million tons in 2005 over 1997. Fifty nine percent of it is equivalent to the increase by IPP and exceeds the demand expanded by electric utilities operators. Further, a possibility is predicted of contracts and coal quality being different from until now. However, there will be a lot of cases in which plans of constructing power plants in Asia are not so developed as expected except Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and also the effect of the currency crisis starting in Thailand largely affects. In terms of the coal supply, countries which export general coal are only China and Indonesia. Indonesian coal is expanding its production and export rapidly and remarkably. The environmental control in Asia has been tightening, and the fuel selected by IPP is mainly coal rather than natural gas. 40 refs., 94 figs., 179 tabs.

  4. Fundamental study on semi-solid diecasting by using mixed powder. Influence of mechanical stirring on the structure and mechanical properties of Al-Si alloy; Funmatsu wo oyoshita semi-solid diecasting no kihonteki kenkyu. Al-Si gokin kaatsu seikeitai ni oyobosu kikatiteki kakuhan no eikyo

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    Morooka, T. Yuasa, E.; Kawamura, C.; Miyahara, T.; Yoshihiro, K. [Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1995-09-15

    Experimental study was carried out on semi-solid diecasting process using mixture of elemental aluminum and silicon powders. The mixture of powders was heated to the semi-solid state temperature of 30% volume fraction of solid phase and then it was mechanically stirred. After stirring, it was forced into preheated metal die-cavity. The results are as follows. The fluidity of the stirred slurry and the surface condition of products are improved by the stirring. In the optical micrographic structure of the products, a phase is spheroidized and eutectic structure is refined by the stirring of slurry. Tensile strength, elongation and hardness of the products prepared from the stirred slurry are higher than those of the products prepared from unstirred slurry. 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Fluctuation of the accumulation rate of aerosol in the Hess rise, North pacific, during the last 200 kyr: estimation of aerosol effect to carbon cycle; Kitataiheiyo chu ido iki no Hesu kaibo ni okeru kako 20mannen no fusojin no chinseki hendo to tanso junkan ni ataeta eikyo

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    Kawahata, h. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Matsumoto, E. [Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan). Water Research Inst., Nagoya; Ito, Y. [Univ. of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan). Lab. of Oceanography

    1997-05-15

    A sedimentary core recovered from the Hess Rise underlying directly below the westerly wind system in the mid-latitude of the North Pacific provides a detailed record of terrestrial and marine environments during the last 20kyr. Most of the aluminosilicate in the sediments are considered to have been transported through the atmosphere by wind. The mass accumulation rates (MARs) of aerosol quarts increased during stage 2 and middle stage 6, and showed maximal during stage 4. A little terrestrial organic substances must have been transported accompanying aerosol quarts, but most of the organic substances seem to be mostly of marine origin because Corg/N ratio of the organic substances contained in the sediments is 7.4. The phosphorus supply to the sea surface transported by aerosol quarts can be presumed to have a large latent potential to the accumulation of organic carbon. The effect of calcium carbonate supply into the sea surface by aerosol quartz on diminishing CO2 partial pressure in the surface water is found to be only less than 1{mu}atom/year. 55 refs., 6 figs.

  6. Fiscal 1997 report on the results of the international standardization R and D. System to make comprehensive evaluation of potential health effects of next generation image media; 1997 nendo seika hokokusho kokusai hyojun soseigata kenkyu kaihatsu. Jisedai media seitai eikyo sogo hyoka system

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    1998-03-01

    The paper proposed the international standardization for the use of next generation image media by evaluating health effects of the use of next generation image media such as head mounted display and 3D monitor. A method to comprehensively evaluate health effects was studied with the design friendly to humans and standardization on safety as final targets. Themes were divided into the autonomous nervous system and the measuring system. The development was carried out of a method to evaluate the autonomous nervous function by the dynamic state of blood circulation and pupillary reflex as well as the development of portable sphygmomanometer and pupillometer. Using these developmental instruments and conventional instruments, measurement was made of blood pressure, cardiac output, respiration, pupil size, eyeball movement and focus accommodation. A possibility was suggested of obtaining the uniform elucidation also in case analytical changes of individual parameters cannot be extracted or consistency cannot be seen in the course of changes. The paper determined basic standards for the experimental use stereoscopic image, made measuring use 3D images, and collected realtime data by the overall simultaneous measuring system constructed. 109 refs., 166 figs., 18 tabs.

  7. Wind effects on snow accumulation on two-level flat roofs. Characteristics of wind flow in case of upwind facing upper level roof; Nidan yaneue no yuki no taiseki ni taisuru kiryu no eikyo. Koso yanesoku yori kaze ga fuku baai no kiryu seijo

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    Tsuchiya, M.; Hongo, T. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tomabechi, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1999-09-30

    It is well known that snowdrifts generated on or around the roof surface of building are markedly influenced by characteristics of wind flow around those. This study is aimed at clarifying the relation between drifts and characteristics of wind flow of building with two-level flat roofs where drifts easily occur. In the previous paper, characteristics of the wind flowing from the lower level roof side were made clear by wind tunnel experiment, and the relation with snowing properties by snowstorm tunnel experiment was described. In this paper, paying attention to the drift on the lower level roof in case of the wind flow from the upper level roof side, characteristics of the wind flow around building were made clear by wind tunnel experiment to consider the relation with snowing properties. (translated by NEDO)

  8. Effects of quenching and tempering temperature on microstructure and hardness of P/M tool steel for hot working; P/M ho de sakuseishita SKD6 netsukan koguko no soshiki to katasa ni oyobosu yakiire oyobi yakimodoshi ondo no eikyo

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    Yokoi, D.; Tsuji, N.; Fukaura, K.; Sunada, H. [Himeji Institute of Technology, Hyogo (Japan); Abe, G. [Sanyo Special Steel Co. Ltd., Hyogo (Japan)

    1995-04-15

    The SKD6 is a 5% Cr-Mo-V based hot-working tool steel specified in JIS standard, and used as a hot-working press die material. However, the rolled materials made by using the conventional melt manufacturing process (abbreviated to I/M process) have non-uniformity caused from banded structure in the rolling direction, which affects adversely the strength characteristics. This paper describes comparisons and discussions on effects of quenching and tempering temperature on microstructure and hardness by using extruded materials made by the powder metallurgy process with very little demixing (abbreviated to P/M process). The result obtained may be summarized as follows: the SKD6 made by the P/M process had a homogenous structure with carbides distributed uniformly; the temperature that starts the old austenite crystalline particles to grow coarser as a result of rising quenching temperature was found higher by more than 50K in the P/M materials, with the particle growth more suppressed than in the I/M materials; both materials had the hardness increased with rising quenching temperature, having reached a constant value at temperatures higher than 1350K; and the quenching and tempering hardness was slightly lower in the P/M materials. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Current distribution and alternating loss of multi-layer coaxial superconducting cable having magnetic shield (1). Influences of conductor structure on current distribution and alternating loss; Jiki shorudo wo yusuru taso dojikugata chodendo keburu no denryu bunpu to koryu sonshitsu (1). denryu bunpu to koryu sonshitsu ni ataeru dotai kozo no eikyo

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    Fukui, S.; Hirasawa, T.; Yamaguchi, M.; Sato, T. [Niigata Univ., Niigata (Japan)

    1999-06-07

    It is well known that a bias current is generated by the unbalance of magnetic connection of each wire material in multi-layer coaxial cable using high temperature conducting wire materials. As the bias current results in increase of alternating loss, solution of this bias current and reduction of the alternating loss become a subject in design of a cable conductor. And as for the actual electrical cable, magnetic shields are arranged for shielding the self-magnetic field of conducting conductors, but no analysis on influences of the shield conductor was published. In this study, using a multi-layer coaxial spiral cable having a shield conductor as the object, theoretical analyses of current distribution and alternating loss of the conducting conductor and shield conductor are carried out. And relationship of twist pitch of the cable conductor with the alternating loss and current distribution of the conductors is studied. As a result, it is clarified that in the case of only a conducting conductor and in the case of a cable conductor having a shield conductor, current distributions of the conducting conductor are quite different even though the conducting conductors are the cables having the same twist structures. (NEDO)

  10. Lubrication condition between the piston and cylinder for low-speed ranges of swashplate type axial pistons pump and motors. ; Spin of the piston and its influence. Shabanshiki axial piston pump-motor no teisokuji ni okeru piston-cylinder kan junkatsu jotai. ; Piston no jikukaiten oyobi sono eikyo

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    Yi, F. (Nagaoka Univ. of Technology, Niigata (Japan). Graduate School); Ikeya, H. (Nagaoka Univ. of Technology, Niigata (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1992-07-15

    In order to decrease the friction and abrasion between the piston and cylinder expecting the performance rise of the pump and motor, it is necessary to grasp the lubrication status exactly while the actual machineries are operating in practical use. In this paper, as to the swashplate type axial piston pumps and motors, the measurement of spinning of piston was tried, and consequently its spinning was clarified, and subsequently the lubrication conditions between the piston and cylinder were observed and evaluated in the form of the free spinning piston motion. And then the influence of piston spinning was considered by comparing it with the measurement results when reciprocating only in the longitudinal direction. In consequence, the followings were found: The piston rotates always during operation, and is affected by the rotation number of swashplate axis N, and moreover while the spinning rate of piston N[sub p]/N increases along with an increase of N up to 10 rpm, it approaches to about 1 when N exceeds 10 rpm; In addition, the optimum radial clearance exists in the motor process, and so forth. 16 refs., 13 figs., 5 tabs.

  11. FY 1998 results of the intellectual basement project using functions of private companies (venture promotion type basement creation R and D project). Development of endocrine disrupter testing method and development of environmental assessment method; 1998 nendo naibunpi kakuran busshitsu ni taisuru shiken hoho kaihatsu oyobi eikyo hyoka shuho kaihatsu hokokusho

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    2000-03-01

    For the purpose of assessing the risk in relation to endocrine disrupting chemicals, the following were conducted: development of testing/assessment method for endocrine disrupting chemicals, survey of the actual exposure assessment, development of measuring method for the concentration in the environment. In the development of the testing method, the following were carried out: development of a high-throughput screening method for evaluating endocrine disrupting chemicals; as screening testing method using mammals, uterotrophic assay, Hershberger assay using castrated male rats, thyroid hormone assay in pubertal rats, enhanced OECD 407 test guideline for 28-day toxicity test; study on yeast two-hybrid assay for endocrine disrupter; sex-reversal assay for suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals using S-rR strain medaka. In the development of exposure assessment method, estrogenic potency of individual nonylphenol congeners isolated from technical mixtures; determination of endocrine disrupters and related chemicals from industry and nature origin in river water and sediment; research for the flow of industrial origin chemicals; reconstruction of pollution history of chemicals using sediment cores. (NEDO)

  12. Fiscal 1997 report on the results of the international standardization R and D. Measurement of ultra-micro chemical substances and measuring methods of hormone effects; 1997 nendo seika hokokusho kokusai hyojun soseigata kenkyu kaihatsu. Chobiryo kagaku busshitsu no keisoku horumon eikyo sayo sokuteiho

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    1998-03-01

    Concerning the measurement system of ultra-micro hazardous chemical substances in the global environment, the paper examined the present situation of chemical substances such as dioxins, made an experimental study on the method to analyze dioxins in exhaust gas from an aspect of international consistency, and worked out a JIS draft. As to the standard measuring method of hormone effects of chemical substances, the paper developed the competitive bonding experiment system to measure bonding ability of chemical substances to homo sapiens estrogen receptor (ER). By measuring ER bonding ability of 78 kinds of chemical substances, the measuring method was developed. In the development of the assay system for detection of hormone-like compounds, the assay system with transfer activity via estrogen receptor as an index was established using cultured cells and yeast. Further, the development was made of a measuring method of receptor bonding activity of hormone-like substances. 33 refs., 151 figs., 66 tabs.

  13. Combustion-driven oscillation in a furnace with multispud-type gas burners. 4th Report. Effects of position of secondary air guide sleeve and openness of secondary air guide vane on combustion oscillation condition; Multispud gata gas turner ni okeru nensho shindo. 4. Nijigen kuki sleeve ichi oyobi nijigen kuki vane kaido no shindo reiki ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Akiyama, I.; Okiura, K.; Baba, A.; Orimoto, M. [Babcock-Hitachi K.K., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-07-25

    Effects of the position of a secondary air guide sleeve and the openness of a secondary air guide vane on combustion oscillation conditions were studied experimentally for multispud-type gas burners. Pressure fluctuation in furnaces was analyzed with the previously reported resonance factor which was proposed as an index to represent the degree of combustion oscillation. As a result, the combustion oscillation region was largely affected by both position of a guide sleeve and openness of a guide vane. As the openness having large effect on the ratio of primary and secondary air/tertiary air and the position hardly having effect on the ratio were adjusted skillfully, the burner with no combustion oscillation region was achieved in its normal operation range. In addition, as the effect of preheating combustion air was arranged with a standard flow rate or mass flow flux of air, it was suggested the combustion oscillation region due to preheating can be described with the same manner as that due to no preheating. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  14. Flow and mixing of gas in cylinder of a stratified charge engine with two intake valves. Effects of late closing valve timing and intake port configurations; Kyuki nibenshiki sojo kyuki engine no cylinder nai gas ryudo to kongo. Osotoji valve timing oyobi port keijo ni yoru eikyo

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    Charoenphonphanich, C.; Niwa, H.; Ennoji, H.; Iijima, T. [Tokai University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    A numerical analysis of the flow and mixing of rich mixture and air inducted into the cylinder through each of the two intake ports of a stratified charge engine have been carried out. Numerical calculations were performed by finite volume method for three types of the intake port configurations: inverse V type, parallel type and V type and two types of valve timing; conventional and late closing (Miller cycle). Velocity field, turbulent kinetic energy and distribution of mixture concentration in the cylinder were examined. 3 refs., 10 figs.

  15. Effects of chelating agents as additives on preparation of Co-Mo hydrodesulfurization catalysts. Part 2. Effect of nitrilotriacetic acid addition on surface structure; Co-Mo kei datsuryushokubai choseiji ni okeru chelate zai no tenka koka. 2. Hyomen kozo ni oyobosu nitrilo san sakusan tenka no eikyo

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    Shimizu, T.; Kiyohara, T.; Hiroshima, K.; Yamada, M. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-03-01

    For the purpose of uncovering the cause of increased hydrodesulfurization (HDS) activity of Co-Mo/Al2O3 by the addition of nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), the effects of order in adding NTA and the amount thereof on benzothiophene (BT) HDS activity were investigated. Effects of pretreatment condition were also studied, and it appeared that NTA did nor affect the optimum pretreatment condition. From the view of the surface structure, XPS was measured for the catalyst precursors, Mo EXAFS, FT-IR of adsorbed nitric oxide (NO), and the amount of NO adsorbed were measured for the sulfided catalysts, respectively. The XP spectra showed some concentration of Co at the surface of the catalyst precursor prepared with NTA. From the result of Mo EXAFS, it was thought that, when NTA was added during preparation, the growth of MoS2-like crystallite or the extent of crystallization was promoted. The IR spectra of NO adsorbed on sulfided catalysts showed that the adsorbed NO was mainly located on Co site. It was hence suggested that the addition of NTA promoted the coverage of Mo site with Co, and that the Co might have contributed toward the high HDS activity. The amount of NO adsorbed was found smaller for NTA-added catalyst than for the one prepared without NTA. Since the BT HDS activity was higher for NTA-added catalyst, it was thought that the addition of NTA might have promoted the formation of highly active sites. 14 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. How extending motor vehicle`s replacement cycle affects Japanese economy ? Impact assessment using macroeconometric and input-output simulations; Jidosha kaikae cycle no chokika ga kokunai keizai ni ataeru eikyo ni tsuite. Makuro keizai sangyo renkan model ni yoru hyoka

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    Wakabayashi, M.

    1999-01-01

    The motor vehicle industry, which has inspired domestic production activities since the 1960`s, is coming up against inevitable changes. One of the typical phenomena is that the domestic motor vehicle market is getting ripe. Since almost 80 percent of households in our country already have at least one motor vehicle and the population is going to reduce, it isn`t expected that the newly car demand will increase rapidly as it did before the end of 1980`s. It is strongly predicted that purchase of cars motivated mainly for replacement is going to take a leading part of domestic sales. In this paper, we calculate the impacts of extending motor vehicle`s replacement cycles, as one aspect of maturation of the domestic motor vehicle market, on Japanese economy. Reduction of new car demands affects production not only in the motor vehicle industry, but also in the various industries. It is because motor vehicles are manufactured goods those need many step of production by the time of selling. Using CRIEPI`s macroeconometric and input-output models, we clarified that retrenchment of car replacement would decrease 2.6 trillion yen of total industry output in 1990 constant price value added terms. The loss of output in the motor vehicle industry would be 381 billion yen, and in the retail and wholesale sector it would amount td 666 billion yen. Also, electric power industry would lose 47 billion yen`s takings. Considering low economic growth since 1990, this impact could have a great influence on our prospective growing process. (author)

  17. How extending motor vehicle's replacement cycle affects Japanese economy Impact assessment using macroeconometric and input-output simulations. Jidosha kaikae cycle no chokika ga kokunai keizai ni ataeru eikyo ni tsuite. Makuro keizai sangyo renkan model ni yoru hyoka

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    Wakabayashi, M.

    1999-01-01

    The motor vehicle industry, which has inspired domestic production activities since the 1960's, is coming up against inevitable changes. One of the typical phenomena is that the domestic motor vehicle market is getting ripe. Since almost 80 percent of households in our country already have at least one motor vehicle and the population is going to reduce, it isn't expected that the newly car demand will increase rapidly as it did before the end of 1980's. It is strongly predicted that purchase of cars motivated mainly for replacement is going to take a leading part of domestic sales. In this paper, we calculate the impacts of extending motor vehicle's replacement cycles, as one aspect of maturation of the domestic motor vehicle market, on Japanese economy. Reduction of new car demands affects production not only in the motor vehicle industry, but also in the various industries. It is because motor vehicles are manufactured goods those need many step of production by the time of selling. Using CRIEPI's macroeconometric and input-output models, we clarified that retrenchment of car replacement would decrease 2.6 trillion yen of total industry output in 1990 constant price value added terms. The loss of output in the motor vehicle industry would be 381 billion yen, and in the retail and wholesale sector it would amount td 666 billion yen. Also, electric power industry would lose 47 billion yen's takings. Considering low economic growth since 1990, this impact could have a great influence on our prospective growing process. (author)

  18. Effects of grain size and aging conditions of fatigue crack propagation behavior in beta Ti-22V-4Al alloy; {beta} gata Ti-22V-4Al gokin no hiro kiretsu shinten kyodo ni oyobosu kessho ryukei to jiko joken no eikyo

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    Tokaji, K. [Gifu University, Gifu (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Oya, K. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan); Kariya, H. [Aisan Industry Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)

    2000-11-01

    This paper presents the effect of microstructural modification on fatigue crack propagation (FCP) in a beta Ti-22V-4Al alloy. FCP experiments have been conducted using eight materials with different microstructures: two as solution treated materials (ST), three single aged materials (STA), and three two-step aged materials (STDA). Particular attention has been paid to the effect of grain size and aging condition. The results showed that in ST materials the coarse grained material exhibited higher FCP resistance than the fine grained material, but this grain size dependence was eliminated by aging, and two-step aging condition had very little influence on FCP behaviour. After allowing for crack closure, the effect of grain size was largely diminished and FCP behaviour was not affected by solution treatment temperature and aging condition. ST materials indicated the highest apparent and intrinsic FCP resistance and then STDA materials. STA materials in the decreasing order. Taking into account the difference in the modulus of elasticity in addition to crack closure, the difference in FCP resistance between STDA and STA materials was eliminated, but ST materials still showed higher FCP resistance. (author)

  19. Catechins inhibit atherosclerosis in male rats on a high fat diet

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    Erna Susanti

    2015-12-01

    High fat diet increases eNOS expression, decreases PI3K expression, and increases p38 MAPK activity. Administration of catechin decreases eNOS expression, increases PI3K expression, and decreases p38 MAPK activity.

  20. Adverse Effect of High-Fat Diet on Metabolic Programming in Offspring Born to a Murine Model of Maternal Hypertension.

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    Longo, Monica; Refuerzo, Jerrie S; Mann, Lovepreet; Leon, Mateo; Moussa, Hind N; Sibai, Baha M; Blackwell, Sean C

    2016-12-01

    We previously reported that offspring heterozygous mice partially lacking endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene, and born to hypertensive eNOS-/- Knockout mother, are hypertensive. We hypothesized that those offspring when placed on high-fat diet (HFD) will undergo altered metabolic programming increasing their risk for developing metabolic syndrome. eNOS-/-KO and wild-type mice (eNOS+/+WT) were cross-bred to produce heterozygous offspring: maternal heterozygous (Mat, eNOS-/+), born from hypertensive eNOS-/-KO mothers; and paternal heterozygous (Pat, eNOS-/+), born from normotensive WT mothers. Mat, eNOS-/+ and Pat, eNOS-/+ female were allocated to HFD or control diet (CD) until 8 weeks of age. Then a metabolic profile was obtained: weight, glucose/insulin tolerance test (GTT, ITT), systolic blood pressure (SBP), serum fasting levels of insulin, adiponectin, leptin, and a lipid panel. Weight was not different between all offspring within each diet. GTT curve was higher in Mat, eNOS-/+ vs. Pat, eNOS-/+ offspring on both diet (P < 0.001). In ITT, glucose level at 15 minutes was higher in Mat, eNOS-/+ on HFD. Insulin level was increased in Mat, eNOS-/+ vs. Pat, eNOS-/+ on either diet. SBP was elevated in Mat, eNOS-/+ vs. Pat, eNOS-/+ on CD and was further raised in Mat, eNOS-/+ offspring on HFD (P < 0.001). No other differences were seen except for lower high-density lipoprotein levels in Mat, eNOS-/+ fed HFD (P < 0.003). Mat, eNOS-/+ offspring exposed in utero to maternal hypertension and fed HFD postnatally have increased susceptibility for metabolic abnormalities. Thus, maternal HTN is a risk factor for altered fetal metabolic programming.

  1. Resveratrol: A Multifunctional Compound Improving Endothelial Function

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    Li, Huige; F?rstermann, Ulrich

    2009-01-01

    The red wine polyphenol resveratrol boosts endothelium-dependent and -independent vasorelaxations. The improvement of endothelial function by resveratrol is largely attributable to nitric oxide (NO) derived from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). By stimulating eNOS expression, eNOS phosphorylation and eNOS deacetylation, resveratrol enhances endothelial NO production. By upregulating antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase) and suppressing the expression a...

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Relationship between endothelial nitric oxide ...

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    Introduction: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), the enzyme in charge of nitric oxide production, plays a crucial role in vascular biology. However, the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting the gene encoding for eNOS (eNOS) on coronary artery diseases remains under debate and no data were ...

  3. Relationship between endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene ...

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    Introduction: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), the enzyme in charge of nitric oxide production, plays a crucial role in vascular biology. However, the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting the gene encoding for eNOS (eNOS) on coronary artery diseases remains under debate and no data were ...

  4. Considerazioni sul Realismo socialista in Albania, fra rigide direttive ufficiali e aperture culturali

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    Amalda Cuka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Si propone una analisi del contesto culturale dell’Albania socialista e delle ricerche artistiche indirizzate verso uno stile nazionale: il realismo socialista. L’analisi non prescinde da una valutazione dei percorsi di alcuni artisti che hanno dato spazio ad una ricerca più ampia e variegata. A tal proposito si sottolineano le esperienze internazionali che alcuni hanno avuto modo di compiere negli altri paesi socialisti, oltre ai rapporti culturali con l’Italia, nel periodo tra le due guerre mondiali, in quanto hanno segnato profondamente il panorama artistico albanese degli decenni successivi.

  5. Structure of certain near-rings

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    Murtaza A. Quadri; Ashraf, Mohd; Ali, Asma

    1992-01-01

    Recentemente Ligh e Luh $\\left[6\\right]$ hanno trovato una scomposizione in somma diretta per gli anelli che hanno la proprietà $\\left(xy\\right)^{n\\left(x,y\\right)}=xy$ usando la commutatività di questi anelli provata da Searcòid e MacHale $\\left[8\\right]$. In questo lavoro si continua questo studio e si ottiene una scomposizione per i quasi-anelli che hanno una qualunque delle proprietà $\\left(i\\right)\\left(xy\\right)^{n\\left(x,y\\right)}=xy\\left(ii\\right)x^{n\\left(x,y\\right)}y^...

  6. Korpusepoistest / Toomas Hiio

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    Hiio, Toomas, 1965-

    2008-01-01

    Rets. rmt.: Tiit Noormets, Toe Nõmm, Hanno Ojalo, Olev Raidla, Eigo Rosenthal, Tõnis Taavet, Mati Õun. Korpusepoisid. Tallinn : Eesti Akadeemiline Sõjaajaloo Selts : Sentinel, 2007. Punaarmee eesti üksustest aastatel 1940-1956.

  7. 'Kunstniku nutt' Portugalis

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    1999-01-01

    5. juunil Portugalis Museu de Ceramica das Caldas da Rainhas avataval grupinäitusel 'Artist's Cry' eksponeerib Hanno Soans oma videot 'Private Dancer', mis on tehtud koos Catarina Campinoga Portugalist. Näituse kuraator Kestutis Kuizinas Leedust

  8. 24. IV avati Tartu Kunstimajas...

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    2003-01-01

    Vallo Kalamehe ja Peeter Linnapi kureeritud fotonäitus "XXL. Eesti fotoklassika". Osalevad Herkki-Erich Merila, Tarvo Hanno Varres, Peeter Laurits, Toomas Kalve, P. Linnap, V. Kalamees, Malev Toom, Madis Palm, Tõnu Tamm, Meelis Lokk

  9. Eesti foto Londonis teeb meist "kuuma" riigi / Maris Lillak, Ann Alari

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    Lillak, Maris, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Westminsteri parlamendihoones eesti fotonäitus "Similar Spaces" (Sarnased kohad - värsked fotod Eestist). Eksponeeritud Ly Lestbergi, Tarvo Hanno Varrese, Mare Tralla, Mark Raidpere, Raoul Kurvitza, Liina Siibi tööd. Kuraator Liina Siib

  10. Tallinna Rahvaülikool kutsub kõiki uuele algavale kursusele "Kunstikriitikute lemmikud"

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    2005-01-01

    Loengusari: 9. II - Eha Komissarov "Popkunstnik Andy Warhol"; 16. III - Anders Härm "Saksa performance'i-kunstnik Joseph Beuys"; 23. III - Hanno Soans "Inglise maali- ja installatsioonikunstnik Martin Creed (sünd. 1968, Wakefield)"

  11. Disturbi mentali come complex network : Un’ introduzione e una panoramica all’ approccio network in psicopatologia

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    Nuijten, M.B.; Deserno, Marie K.; Cramer, A.O.J.; Costantini, Giulio; Borsboom, Denny

    2016-01-01

    I disturbi mentali sono stati tradizionalmente concepiti come variabili latenti, che hanno un impatto sulla sintomatologia osservabile. Approcci alternativi proposti più recentemente invece concepiscono i disturbi mentali come sistemi di sintomi che si rinforzano vicendevolmente. Tali approcci

  12. 51. Veneetsia kunstibiennaalil esindab Eestit kunstnik Mark Raidpere...

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    2005-01-01

    Mark Raidpere ekspositsiooni "Varjupaik" on koostanud Hanno Soans. 12. VI-6. XI avatud biennaalil on kaks peakuraatorit ja kaks teemanäitust: Maria de Corrali kureeritud "Kunsti kogemus" ja Rosa Martinezi kureeritud "Alati pisut eespool"

  13. Raidpere Veneetsia biennaalile

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    2005-01-01

    2005. aastal esindab 51. Veneetsia kunstibiennaalil Eestit fotograaf Mark Raidpere oma väljapanekuga "Varjupaik", mille koostab kunstikriitik Hanno Soans. Kuraatorid Maria Corral (Kunsti kogemus) ja Rosa Martinez (Alati pisut eespool)

  14. Mitte ainult jätistele : fassaadid kodututele / Karin Paulus

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    Paulus, Karin, 1975-

    1999-01-01

    Festival 'Backdoor media'99' koondnimetusega 'Fassaadid kodututele' Tallinnas. Andres Kure heliinstallatsioon, performance Tammsaare monumendi juures (kuraator Hanno Soans), Peterburi kunstnike Natalja Jegorova ja Olga Jakimanskaja videod, Silja Saarepuu kerjamiskarbid, Raoul Kurvitza video, samizdat-ajakiri.

  15. Le nuove frontiere dell'astronomia cosmologia e teoria della relatività generale

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    Kaufmann, Willian J

    1980-01-01

    Questa opera costituisce un'introduzione non specialistica, ma aggiornata e chiara all'incredibile numero di recenti scoperte e teorie che hanno riformato - e sconvolto - il nostro modo di pensare sulle stelle e sull'Universo.

  16. Eesti disaini uudised / Kai Lobjakas

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    Lobjakas, Kai, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    Katrin Soansi kujundatud uus Standardi mööblisari. Jaanus Orgusaare ja Tarvo Hanno Varrese näitus Normandias. Eesti tekstiilikunstnikud Pariisi "Indigo" messil. Ekspositsioonist Stockholmi sisustusmessil

  17. Vaimne dotatsioon meediaikaldusele / Mari Sobolev

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    Sobolev, Mari, 1968-

    1998-01-01

    Seoses Eesti Kunstimuuseumis toimunud näitusega "Medialization" 22.-23. nov. Eesti Kunstiakadeemias korraldatud meediakonverentsist 'Action ئ Reflection'. Korraldaja Ando Keskküla. Eric Kluitenbergi (Holland), Tapio Mäkela (Soome) ja Hanno Soansi ettekannetest. Avatud kanalist.

  18. Kes joonistab uue kunstilaine kaardi? / Katrin Kivimaa

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    Kivimaa, Katrin, 1969-

    2007-01-01

    Eesti noorema kunsti näitus "Uus laine. 21. sajandi eesti kunstnikud" (kuraatorid Anders Härm, Hanno Soans) Tallinna Kunstihoones ja Kunstihoone galeriis. Non Grata kollektiivnäitus "Uus laine. 20. sajandi kunst" Kultuuritehases Polymer

  19. Kes joonistab uue kunstilaine kaardi? / Katrin Kivimaa

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    Kivimaa, Katrin, 1969-

    2008-01-01

    Anders Härmi ja Hanno Soansi kureeritud näitusest "Uus laine. 21. sajandi eesti kunstnikud" Tallinna Kunstihoones ja Kunstihoone galeriis ning Non Grata kollektiivnäitusest "Uus laine. 20. sajandi kunst" Kultuuritehases Polymer

  20. OECD sarjab II samba peatamist / Erik Müürsepp

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    Müürsepp, Erik

    2009-01-01

    OECD peab II pensionisamba maksete peatamist taunitavaks. OECD dokumendist, milles vaadeldakse praegu kriisiolukorda sattunud riikide käitumist pensionisüsteemi kujundamisel. Sotsiaalminister Hanno Pevkuri arvamus OECD soovituste kohta