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  1. Aproveitamento da macrófita aquática Egeria densa como adubo orgânico Use of aquatic plant (Egeria densa as an organic fertilizer

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    E.V.S.B. Sampaio

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Grandes massas de Egeria densa são retiradas dos lagos do sistema hidrelétrico de Paulo Afonso e seu descarte tem sido problemático. O aproveitamento como adubo orgânico foi comparado com o de esterco, em plantio de milho, irrigado, a campo. Foram comparadas as doses de 20 e 40 t ha-1 de matéria seca com testemunha, sem adubo. Paralelamente, foi acompanhada a decomposição do material incorporado ao solo. A massa de E. densa decompôs-se rapidamente, restando menos de um terço após um mês e menos de 1% após dois meses. As adubações com E. densa e esterco incorporaram grande quantidade de nutrientes ao solo e resultaram em produção de grãos de milho (3,5 a 8,5 t ha-1 e palha (4,3 a 8,8 t ha-1 muito maior que a da testemunha (0,3 e 1,2 t ha-1. Em média, as produções com E. densa (grãos, 7,7 t ha-1 foram maiores que as com esterco (4,2 t ha-1, sem diferenças significativas entre doses, possivelmente porque a massa de E. densa libera nutrientes mais rapidamente. Os teores de metais pesados e outros elementos de E. densa ficaram dentro da faixa permitida para adubos orgânicos e não afetaram o milho. O aproveitamento como adubo orgânico parece recomendável.The removal of large masses of Egeria densa out of the lakes of Paulo Afonso hydroelectric plant complex has been problematic. Their use as organic fertilizer was compared to that of cattle manure, in an irrigated corn field. Doses of 20 and 40 t ha-1 of dry matter were compared to a control, without fertilizer. Simultaneously, decomposition of the material in the soil was monitored. The E. densa mass decomposed rapidly, with less than a third remaining after one month and less than 1% after two months. Incorporations with both E. densa and manure added large quantities of nutrients to the soil and resulted in larger grain (3.5 to 8.5 t ha-1 and straw (4.3 to 8.8 t ha-1 productions than those of the control (0.3 and 1.2 t ha-1. Productions with E. densa (grain, 7.7 t ha-1, on

  2. Thin and thick target PIXE analysis of the study of Cu{sup 2+} biosorption mechanism by the Egeria densa

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    Espinoza-Quinones, F.R.; Módenes, A.N.; Santos, G.H.F.; Borba, C.E. [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, PR (Brazil). Departameto de Engenharia Quimica. Programa de Pos-Graduacao; Rizzutto, M.A. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica

    2013-07-01

    Full text: In this work the PIXE technique was used to study of metal sorption mechanism by dead biomass. As biosorbent particulates of Egeria densa biomass was chosen in order to remove divalent copper from an aqueous solution. Several batch copper-sorption experiments were performed by using 0.3 9 of Egeria densa dry biomass into 50 mL of aqueous solution containing 127 mgL{sup -1}Cu{sup 2+} at pH 5. PIXE measurements were performed in thick and thin target samples, which were prepared from treated Egeria densa biosorbents and aqueous solutions, respectively. Element concentration in thick target samples was determined by the Clara software. Based on the mass balance among the major elements in the biosorbent and aqueous solution before and after Cu-removal experiments, ion exchange process is suggested as the main mechanism. (author)

  3. Diferenciação entre Egeria densa e Egeria najas pelos caracteres anatômicos foliares Differentiation between Egeria densa and Egeria najas by leaf anatomic characters

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    R.A. Rodella

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Dentre as plantas daninhas aquáticas imersas de maior importância nos reservatórios de usinas hidrelétricas e em represas de pequeno porte no Brasil, destacam-se as espécies Egeria densa e Egeria najas, cuja identificação pode ser difícil na fase vegetativa. O objetivo deste trabalho foi diferenciar cinco acessos de E. densa e três de E. najas, coletados nos reservatórios de Jupiá, Salto Grande, Três Irmãos, Promissão, Nova Avanhandava e Ibitinga, do complexo da Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP do Estado de São Paulo, quanto às características anatômicas descritivas e quantitativas do limbo foliar, procurando-se obter melhor entendimento sobre as relações dessas estruturas anatômicas com a penetração e translocação de herbicidas, além de auxiliar na identificação de acessos suscetíveis e resistentes a determinado produto químico. Amostras do terço médio do limbo foram fixadas em FAA 50, cortadas transversalmente em micrótomo rotatório com 8 mm de espessura e coradas com azul-de-toluidina. Foi analisada a estrutura foliar e foram quantificados os caracteres anatômicos da nervura central (% epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial, % feixe vascular e % parênquima e da região situada entre a nervura e o bordo do limbo (% epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial e espessura da folha. Os dados das variáveis quantitativas foram submetidos aos testes estatísticos multivariados de Análise de Agrupamento e Análise de Componentes Principais. Houve formação de três grupos principais: o primeiro foi constituído pelos três acessos de E. najas; o segundo, por quatro acessos de E. densa; e o terceiro, por apenas um acesso de E. densa. O caráter que mais contribuiu para a diferenciação entre os acessos foi a % feixe vascular da nervura central, seguido da % epiderme da face abaxial da nervura central e % epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial da região entre a nervura e o bordo foliar. Concluiu-se que a utiliza

  4. Mn accumulation in a submerged plant Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) is mediated by epiphytic bacteria.

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    Tsuji, Kousuke; Asayama, Takuma; Shiraki, Nozomi; Inoue, Shota; Okuda, Erina; Hayashi, Chizuru; Nishida, Kazuma; Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Harada, Emiko

    2017-07-01

    Many aquatic plants act as biosorbents, removing and recovering metals from the environment. To assess the biosorbent activity of Egeria densa, a submerged freshwater macrophyte, plants were collected monthly from a circular drainage area in Lake Biwa basin and the Mn concentrations of the plants were analysed. Mn concentrations in these plants were generally above those of terrestrial hyperaccumulators, and were markedly higher in spring and summer than in autumn. Mn concentrations were much lower in plants incubated in hydroponic medium at various pH levels with and without Mn supplementation than in field-collected plants. The precipitation of Mn oxides on the leaves was determined by variable pressure scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray analysis and Leucoberbelin blue staining. Several strains of epiphytic bacteria were isolated from the field-collected E. densa plants, with many of these strains, including those of the genera Acidovorax, Comamonas, Pseudomonas and Rhizobium, found to have Mn-oxidizing activity. High Mn concentrations in E. densa were mediated by the production of biogenic Mn oxide in biofilms on leaf surfaces. These findings provide new insights into plant epidermal bacterial flora that affect metal accumulation in plants and suggest that these aquatic plants may have use in Mn phytomining. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  5. Do subtoxic levels of chlorate influence the desiccation tolerance of Egeria densa?

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    Palma, Alvaro T; Schwarz, Alex; Henríquez, Luís A; Alvarez, Ximena; Fariña, José M; Lu, Qimiao

    2013-02-01

    Among the different factors hypothesized to be responsible for the virtual disappearance of Egeria densa, once a dominant aquatic macrophyte in a southern Chile wetland ecosystem, are the negative effects of certain chemical compounds (mainly chlorate) and harsh environmental conditions (desiccation caused by prolonged atmospheric exposure). The authors performed an integrated experiment in which E. densa plants were first exposed for four weeks inside a mesocosm system to levels of chlorate that existed in the wetland at the time of the plant's demise and then exposed to desiccation conditions that also resembled those that the system had experienced. Hence, the authors tested the hypothesis that E. densa plants exposed to sublethal levels of chlorate are more susceptible to the deleterious effect of desiccation compared with plants that had not been exposed to chlorate. This hypothesis was tested by means of quantifying physiologically related parameters in plants right after the four weeks under water and then after the desiccation period of 6 h. Their results rejected this hypothesis, because all plants, regardless of their history, are equally affected by desiccation. Copyright © 2012 SETAC.

  6. Biomass production of the aquatic macrophytes Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth and Egeria densa (egeria in organic fish farm effluent treatment system / Produção de biomassa das macrófitas aquáticas Eichhornia crassipes (aguapé e Egeria densa (egeria em sistema de tratamento de efluente de piscicultura orgânica

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    Anderson Coldebella

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to evaluate the production of biomass of the aquatic macrophytes water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes and egeria (Egeria densa in three hydraulic detention times in a organic pisciculture effluent treatment system. The system was composed for 18 experimental tanks of 2.00 x 1.00 x 0.65m length, width and depth respectively, coated with polypropylene canvas. An entirely randomized 2 macrophytes x 3 hydraulic detention times (HDT and 3 repetitions. The HDT used was 4, 8, and 12 hours. The biomass production was evaluated at the end of the experiment which was extended at 08/07 to 19/08/2006. The water hyacinth showed the best results of biomass production (P0.05. For egeria the treatment that presented the best production of biomass was reached which TDH of 12 hours, being of 0.10 kg.m-2, followed for the HDT of 8 and 4 hours, not differing between the HDT (P>0.05. One concludes that the water hyacinth produced higher biomass than egeria in all of the HDT evaluated.O presente trabalho teve por o objetivo avaliar a produção de biomassa das macrófitas aquáticas aguapé (Eichhornia crassipes e egeria (Egeria densa em um sistema de tratamento de efluente de piscicultura orgânica, sob 3 condições de tempo de detenção hidráulica. O sistema foi composto por 18 tanques experimentais de 2,00 x 1,00 x 0,65 m de comprimento, largura e profundidade, respectivamente, revestidos com lona de polipropileno. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com 2 macrófitas, 3 tempos de detenção hidráulica (TDH e 3 repetições. Os TDH utilizados foram de 4, 8 e 12 horas. O sistema foi operado de 08/07 a 19/08/2006. A produção de biomassa foi avaliada ao final do experimento. O aguapé apresentou os melhores resultados de produção de biomassa (P0,05. Para a egeria o tratamento que apresentou a melhor produção de biomassa foi no TDH de 12 horas, sendo de 0,10 kg.m- 2, seguido pelos TDH de 8 e 4 horas, não diferindo

  7. The ecology of Egeria densa Planchón (Liliopsida: Alismatales: A wetland ecosystem engineer? La ecología de Egeria densa Planchón (Liliopsida: Alismatales: ¿Una especie ingeniera de humedales?

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    MATTHEW YARROW

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Egeria densa Planchón is considered an invasive species in continental aquatic systems in Chile. Its original geographical distribution was limited to the subtropical regions of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Its fast growth and dense canopy-forming habit are associated with the clear water state of shallow water continental ecosystems. As a dominant species in many of the systems in which it occurs, E. densa behaves as an ecosystem engineer by preventing the re-suspension of sediments and controlling the growth of phytoplankton by removing nutrients from the water column. At the same time, this invasive species produces unwanted effects such as: (1 clogging waterways and hydroelectric turbines, (2 out-competing native vegetation, and (3 negatively affecting the sediment seed bank. Given its importance in the recent (2004 change of state of the Río Cruces wetland, Chile, we felt it appropriate to undertake a comprehensive literature review of this species. We conclude by discussing the role of E. densa as an ecosystem engineer while cautioning against the impression that E. densa is always a highly competitive invader.Egeria densa Planchón es considerada una especie invasora en los sistemas acuáticos de Chile. Su distribución geográfica original estaba limitada a regiones subtropicales de Brasil, Argentina y Uruguay. Su crecimiento rápido y su tendencia a formar densas coberturas suelen estar asociadas con el estado de aguas claras en ecosistemas acuáticos continentales de aguas someras. Su dominancia sugiere que E. densa puede comportarse como una especie ingeniera, previniendo la resuspensión de sedimentos y controlando el crecimiento del fitoplancton a través de la utilización de los nutrientes. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo, como especie invasora produce efectos no deseados tales como: (1 no permitir el crecimiento de otras macrófitas nativas, (2 disminuir la diversidad en el banco de semillas, y (3 interferir con la navegación y

  8. Biomethane recovery from Egeria densa in a microbial electrolysis cell-assisted anaerobic system: Performance and stability assessment.

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    Zhen, Guangyin; Kobayashi, Takuro; Lu, Xueqin; Kumar, Gopalakrishnan; Xu, Kaiqin

    2016-04-01

    Renewable energy recovery from submerged aquatic plants such as Egeria densa (E. densa) via continuous anaerobic digestion (AD) represents a bottleneck because of process instability. Here, a single-chamber membrane-free microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) equipped with a pair of Ti/RuO2 mesh electrodes (i.e. the combined MEC-AD system) was implemented at different applied voltages (0-1.0 V) to evaluate the potential effects of bioelectrochemical stimulation on methane production and process stability of E. densa fermentation. The application of MEC effectively stabilized E. densa fermentation and upgraded overall process performance, especially solid matters removal. E. densa AD process was operated steadily throughout bioelectrochemical process without any signs of imbalance. The solubilization-removal of solid matters and methane conversion efficiency gradually increased with increasing applied voltage, with an average methane yield of approximately 248.2 ± 21.0 mL L(-1) d(-1) at 1.0 V. Whereas, the stability of the process became worse immediately once the external power was removed, with weaken solid matters removal along with methane output, evidencing the favorable and indispensable role in maintaining process stability. The stabilizing effect was further quantitatively demonstrated by statistical analysis using standard deviation (SD), coefficient of variance (CV) and box-plots. The syntrophic and win-win interactions between fermenting bacteria and electroactive bacteria might have contributed to the improved process stability and bioenergy recovery.

  9. Efeito do período de exposição a concentrações de diquat no controle de plantas de Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum Effect of the period of exposure to diquat concentrations on the control of Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum

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    D. Martins

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O período de permanência do herbicida na água pode ser influenciado pelo fluxo da água nos reservatórios e pela adsorção a partículas de argilas em suspensão, bem como pela degradação luminosa e por microrganismos. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar diferentes períodos de exposição a concentrações do herbicida diquat no controle de Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições, em esquema fatorial 6 x 5, mais uma testemunha. Foram testados seis períodos de exposição das plantas (30, 60, 120, 240, 480 e 960 minutos a cinco concentrações do herbicida diquat (0,075; 0,15; 0,3; 0,6; e 1,2 ppm produto comercial Reward 240 g L ¹. As avaliações de controle das plantas daninhas imersas foram visuais e, no final do experimento, foi avaliada a massa seca das plantas, para determinar a porcentagem de redução da biomassa. Observou-se que apenas 30 minutos de exposição das espécies imersas E. densa e C. demersum à concentração de 0,075 ppm foi suficiente para proporcionar redução da massa seca em ambas as espécies. Para controle de E. najas aos 7 DAA houve necessidade de um período maior que 120 minutos de exposição, considerando a mesma concentração do herbicida. Esses resultados evidenciam o potencial de uso do diquat no controle de plantas daninhas aquáticas imersas em locais que apresentam rápida renovação de água.The period of herbicide permanence in water can be influenced by the water flow in the reservoirs and the adsorption of clay particles in suspension, as well as by luminous degradation and microorganisms. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of different exposure periods to diquat concentrations on the control of Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum. The experimental design used was completely randomized, with four replicates, in a factorial scheme 6 x 5

  10. Eficácia do diquat no controle de Hydrilla verticillata, Egeria densa e Egeria najas e toxicidade aguda para o Guaru (Phallocerus caudimaculatus, em condições de laboratório Efficacy of diquat in the control of Hydrylla verticillata, Egeria densa and Egeria najas and its acute toxicity to Phallocerus caudimaculatus, under laboratory conditions

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    M.N.P. Henares

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, as macrófitas aquáticas submersas, Egeria densa e Egeria najas, têm causado prejuízos aos usos múltiplos da água. Hydrilla verticillata foi recentemente introduzida, mas tem histórico como planta problemática nos EUA, no México e na Austrália. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as suscetibilidades relativas dessas três macrófitas aquáticas ao diquat e os riscos da utilização desse herbicida para o guaru (Phallocerus caudimaculatus. Para isso, foram instalados ensaios em condições de laboratório, a fim de avaliar a suscetibilidade relativa das três macrófitas por meio da manutenção de ponteiros dessas plantas em soluções contendo 0,0; 0,2; 0,4; 0,8; e 1,6 mg L-1 de diquat (Reward® por 14 dias. A avaliação foi realizada pela variação do acúmulo de matéria fresca e do comprimento dos ponteiros no período de exposição ao herbicida. H. verticillata mostrou maior sensibilidade ao diquat em comparação com as duas macrófitas do gênero Egeria, mesmo em baixas concentrações do herbicida. Nas maiores concentrações, E. densa mostrou maior sensibilidade que E. najas. O risco da aplicação do diquat para P. caudimaculatus foi estimado pela toxicidade aguda. Alevinos de P. caudimaculatus de 0,4 ± 0,2 mg foram expostos a soluções de 0,0; 1,0; 5,0; 10,0; 15,0; 20,0; 25,0; e 30,0 mg L-1 de diquat. A concentração letal de 50% (CL(I (50;96h do diquat estimada para P. caudimaculatus foi de 7,17 mg L-1. Para P. caudimaculatus, a toxicidade aguda foi superior à concentração recomendada para o controle de macrófitas aquáticas submersas, indicando risco muito baixo para esse peixe.In Brazil, the submerged plants Egeria densa and Egeria najas have caused damage to multiple uses of water. Hydrilla verticillata has been recently introduced, but it has a history as a problem plant in the U.S., Mexico and Australia. The objectives of this work were to assess the relative susceptibilities of these three

  11. Crecimiento, Produccion Y Eficiencias De Energia De Crias De Acocil Cambarellus Montezumae (Saussure Alimentadas Con Detritus De Egeria Densa.

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    Latournerié Cervera, José Román

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se midió el crecimiento, la supervivencia, producción y eficiencias de transferencia de energía en juveniles tempranos de acocil de la especie Cambarellus montezumae (Saussure, empleando detritus de Egeria densa enriquecido microbiológicamente. El crecimiento y lasupervivencia se evaluó durante 5 semanas. Al término del experimento el peso de los organismos se incrementó 10.3 veces, la supervivencia alcanzó 34.4% y la biomasa se incrementó 3.3 veces. La eficiencia de transferencia de energía se evaluó mediante un criterio bioenergético, midiendo las tasas metabólica y de excreción de nitrógeno en acociles de distinta talla. Los valores de pérdidas de energía y asimilación presentaron una relación inversa con elpeso de los especímenes. Se concluye que el uso de detritus vegetal enriquecido presenta condiciones muy favorables para la producción de crías de acocil y sistemas de cultivo extensivo de esta especie.Palabras clave: Abstract.Growth, survival, production and efficiency of energy transfer were determine in early juvenile crayfish of the species Cambarellus montezumae (Saussure, using detritus of Egeria densa microbiologically enriched. Growth and survival were evaluated during 5 weeks. At the end of the experiment the weight of tmontezumae, organisms increased 10.3 times, survival was 34.4%, the stock biomassincreased 3.3 times. The efficiency of energy transfer was evaluated through a bio-energetic criteria, measuring the metabolic and nitrogen excretion rates in crayfish of different size. Energy losses and assimilation values showed an inverse relation to animal weight. It is concluded that the use of enriched vegetal detritus presents quite favorable characteristics to be used in early juvenile crayfishproduction and in extensive culture systems of this species.

  12. Eficiência da adubação orgânica com esterco bovino e com Egeria densa Efficiency of organic fertilization with cattle manure and Egeria densa

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    Everardo Valadares de Sá Barretto Sampaio

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Informações sobre a eficiência de uso dos nutrientes aplicados na adubação orgânica são ainda escassas. As recuperações aparentes dos nutrientes aplicados como esterco bovino e como restos de Egeria densa foram comparadas. Grande massa de egéria é retirada dos lagos do sistema hidrelétrico de Paulo Afonso e seu descarte tem sido problemático. Foram feitos cinco plantios consecutivos de milho, por 45 dias cada, em casa de vegetação, após aplicação única de doses equivalentes a 0, 10, 20, 30 e 40 Mg ha-1 de matéria seca. As adições de egéria e de esterco bovino aumentaram as quantidades de fitomassa seca e os conteúdos de N, P e K das plantas, de forma proporcional às doses aplicadas, porém o efeito da egéria foi 3 a 10 vezes maior que o do esterco, exceto quanto ao P, que foi semelhante. Os incrementos com a egéria começaram desde o primeiro plantio, e os do esterco, só no terceiro. No quinto plantio, ambos foram muito pequenos. A eficiência de recuperação dos nutrientes aplicados foi maior quando se utilizaram restos de egéria (N, 34-39 e 7-22 %; P, 47-103 e 9-11 %; e K, 55-76 e 26-34 %, respectivamente, mas, mesmo com a egéria, sobraram nutrientes no solo, que foram absorvidos em pequena proporção no quinto plantio. A liberação de nutrientes dos restos de egéria é mais rápida que no esterco bovino, e seu aproveitamento como adubo orgânico é recomendável.To date, information on the efficiency of nutrients applied as organic fertilizers is scarce. Apparent recovery of nutrients applied as cattle manure or as anacharis (Egeria densa residues were compared. Large masses of anacharis are removed from the reservoirs of the Paulo Afonso hydroelectric power plant and the disposal has been problematic. A pot experiment was carried out with five consecutive corn crops of 45 days each, planted after a single dry matter application (doses of 0, 10 20, 30 and 40 Mg ha-1. Incorporations of anacharis and manure

  13. Relação da distribuição espacial de Egeria densa com as variáveis do ambiente, na represa Guarapiranga - SP

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    Rafael Taminato Hirata

    2011-01-01

    As macrófitas aquáticas possuem grande importância no ambiente aquático, contribuindo em diversos processos ecológicos. No entanto, o seu crescimento exagerado pode causar problemas aos sistemas aquáticos. A grande capacidade de proliferação de macrófitas aquáticas foi registrada em diversos locais da Região Metropolitana de São Paulo. A represa Guarapiranga é um dos principais mananciais dessa região e a grande colonização por Egeria densa Planchon (Hydrocharitaceae) pode afetar os usos múlt...

  14. Arsenic, Zinc, and Aluminium Removal from Gold Mine Wastewater Effluents and Accumulation by Submerged Aquatic Plants (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata

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    Ahmad Farid Abu Bakar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The potential of three submerged aquatic plant species (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata to be used for As, Al, and Zn phytoremediation was tested. The plants were exposed for 14 days under hydroponic conditions to mine waste water effluents in order to assess the suitability of the aquatic plants to remediate elevated multi-metals concentrations in mine waste water. The results show that the E. densa and H. verticillata are able to accumulate high amount of arsenic (95.2% and zinc (93.7% and resulted in a decrease of arsenic and zinc in the ambient water. On the other hand, C. piauhyensis shows remarkable aluminium accumulation in plant biomass (83.8% compared to the other tested plants. The ability of these plants to accumulate the studied metals and survive throughout the experiment demonstrates the potential of these plants to remediate metal enriched water especially for mine drainage effluent. Among the three tested aquatic plants, H. verticillata was found to be the most applicable (84.5% and suitable plant species to phytoremediate elevated metals and metalloid in mine related waste water.

  15. Arsenic, zinc, and aluminium removal from gold mine wastewater effluents and accumulation by submerged aquatic plants (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata).

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    Abu Bakar, Ahmad Farid; Yusoff, Ismail; Fatt, Ng Tham; Othman, Faridah; Ashraf, Muhammad Aqeel

    2013-01-01

    The potential of three submerged aquatic plant species (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata) to be used for As, Al, and Zn phytoremediation was tested. The plants were exposed for 14 days under hydroponic conditions to mine waste water effluents in order to assess the suitability of the aquatic plants to remediate elevated multi-metals concentrations in mine waste water. The results show that the E. densa and H. verticillata are able to accumulate high amount of arsenic (95.2%) and zinc (93.7%) and resulted in a decrease of arsenic and zinc in the ambient water. On the other hand, C. piauhyensis shows remarkable aluminium accumulation in plant biomass (83.8%) compared to the other tested plants. The ability of these plants to accumulate the studied metals and survive throughout the experiment demonstrates the potential of these plants to remediate metal enriched water especially for mine drainage effluent. Among the three tested aquatic plants, H. verticillata was found to be the most applicable (84.5%) and suitable plant species to phytoremediate elevated metals and metalloid in mine related waste water.

  16. Influência do fotoperíodo e da temperatura na intensidade de doença causada por Fusarium graminearum em Egeria densa e E. najas Influence of the photoperiod and temperature on the intensity of disease caused by Fusarium graminearum in Egeria densa and E. najas

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    C.R. Borges Neto

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Um isolado de Fusarium graminearum vem sendo estudado na UNESP, campus de Jaboticabal, como agente de controle biológico de Egeria densa e de E. najas, plantas aquáticas submersas que causam problemas em reservatórios de hidrelétricas. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo estudar os efeitos do fotoperíodo e da temperatura no controle dessas plantas em condições de laboratório. A cada dois dias foram avaliados os sintomas nas plantas inoculadas com F. graminearum, atribuindo-se notas de severidade da doença, por um período de oito dias após a inoculação. Também foi avaliado o crescimento das plantas por meio do ganho de massa fresca, expresso em porcentagem. A maior severidade da doença foi observada quando ambas as espécies foram mantidas no escuro, e a menor, em fotoperíodo de 12 horas. A temperatura de 30 ºC proporcionou maior severidade de doença em ambas as espécies. A espécie E. densa apresentou maior produção de massa fresca no regime de 12 horas de luz e de temperaturas abaixo de 25 ºC e menor produção no regime de escuro total e nas temperaturas de 30 e 35 ºC. Por sua vez, E. najas apresentou menor produção de massa fresca no regime de escuro e nas temperaturas de 25 a 35 ºC.A promising Fusarium graminearum isolate has been evaluated as a potential biocontrol agent of two important aquatic weeds, Egeria densa and E. najas. This work aimed to study the effects of photoperiod and temperature on the control of these plants under laboratory conditions. The symptons in the plants inoculated with F. graminearum were evaluated every two days, with disease severity being evaluated through a grade scale and plant growth by fresh weight gain, expressed in percentage. The highest severity grades were observed whin both species were kept in the dark and the lowest under 12 hours photoperiod. The temperature of 30 ºC provided the higest disease severity for both species. The species E. densa presented the highest fresh

  17. Evaluación del proceso de descomposición aeróbica de egeria densa como alimento potencial para especies acuáticas (An assessment of the aerobic decomposition of Egeria densa as a potencial source of food for aquatic species

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    Nacif Osorio, Yamel

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    Full Text Available ResumenLas plantas acuáticas son ampliamente conocidas como fuentes de alimento. En el caso de los organismos omnívorodetritívoros,el nivel de descomposición que presentan los vegetales al ser ingeridos determinan su contenido nutritivo. En este trabajo se evaluó el contenido nutrimental de la macrófita Egeria densa en estado de descomposición aeróbica a distintos tiempos, analizando los cambios que ocurren en la composición de su tejido, así como los principales agentes bióticos y abióticos que inciden en el proceso. Serealizó una caracterización físico-química del hábitat donde se recolectó esta especie. En el laboratorio se aplicó un diseño 2 X 2, con factores como temperatura (ambiente:21ºC y 25ºC y tamaño del vegetal (macrófita entera y fraccionada en segmentos < de 50mm,acondicionado con un inóculo bacteriano proveniente del sedimento del sitio de recolección. Se practicaron estudios microbiológicos en los inóculos aplicados inicialmente y del proceso de descomposición a través de su modificación semanal, sobre la cantidad y tipo de bacterias: coliformes fecales, totales y en grupos específicos deenterobacterias y algunas bacterias atógenas. Para analizar los cambios ocurridos en la composición del ensilado, se analizaron muestras semanales en su contenido de proteína, carbohidratos,lípidos, materia orgánica, minerales y contenido energético.A partir de los resultados de degradación del vegetal, se determinó un tiempo óptimo de acción bacteriana (2-3 semanas, para obtener material cuyo contenido nutritivo y energético pueda ser empleado como alimento en especies acuáticas de hábitos alimenticiosomnívoro– detritívoro.

  18. НАХОДКА БРАЗИЛЬСКОЙ ЭЛОДЕИ EGERIA DENSA PLANCH. (HYDROCHARITACEAE В РЕКЕ ЕНИСЕЙ

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    T. A. Zotina

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    Full Text Available Бразильская элодея Egeria densa Planch. (Hydrocharitaceae впервые обнаружена в р. Енисей в сентябре 2011 г. со стороны восточного берега вблизи п. Березовка, на 23 км ниже речного вокзала г. Красноярска по течению реки (56o 03’ с. ш. 93o 09’ в. д. и во второй раз – в августе 2012 г. также со стороны восточного берега, но на удалении около 93 км от Красноярска по течению реки, выше с. Большой Балчуг (56o 25’ с.ш. 93o 42’ в.д.. В местах обнаружения растения были укоренены на глубине около 1 метра и не образовывали массовых зарослей. Рядом с бразильской элодеей в р. Енисей массово развивается другой инвазивный вид – элодея канадская (Elodea сanadensis Michx.. Предполагаемая причина появления Egeria densa в Енисее – занос из аквариумных культур.

  19. Egeria, la Dama Peregrina

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    Pascual, Carlos

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    Full Text Available En los últimos años del siglo IV, cuando el imperio romano está a punto de derrumbarse, una mujer hispana de alta alcurnia se pone en camino para conocer y venerar los Santos Lugares, recién «descubiertos» por santa Helena. Atravesando la «Vía Domitia» llega a la capital de la pars orientis del Imperio, Constantinopla, continúa hasta Jerusalén, recorre parajes bíblicos, incluido el Sinai y algunos lugares de Mesopotamia. Va narrando cuanto ve, con deliciosa frescura, en unas cartas dirigidas a las amigas que quedaron en la patria. Su relato, copiado por algún monje en el siglo XI, fue hallado en 1884 en una biblioteca italiana. Tras una investigación prolongada, se pudo poner nombre y rostro a esta matrona piadosa. Egeria, la primera viajera-escritora española de que tengamos noticia.…

  20. Macula densa cell signaling.

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    Bell, P Darwin; Lapointe, Jean Yves; Peti-Peterdi, János

    2003-01-01

    Macula densa cells are renal sensor elements that detect changes in distal tubular fluid composition and transmit signals to the glomerular vascular elements. This tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism plays an important role in regulating glomerular filtration rate and blood flow. Macula densa cells detect changes in luminal sodium chloride concentration through a complex series of ion transport-related intracellular events. NaCl entry via a Na:K:2Cl cotransporter and Cl exit through a basolateral channel lead to cell depolarization and increases in cytosolic calcium. Na/H exchange (NHE2) results in cell alkalization, whereas intracellular [Na] is regulated by an apically located H(Na)-K ATPase and not by the traditional basolateral Na:K ATPase. Communication from macula densa cells to the glomerular vascular elements involves ATP release across the macula densa basolateral membrane through a maxi-anion channel. The adaptation of multi-photon microscopy is providing new insights into macula densa-glomerular signaling.

  1. Composição química e bromatológica de Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum Chemical and bromatological composition of Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum

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    M.R. Corrêa

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a composição química e bromatológica de três espécies de plantas aquáticas imersas provenientes de operações de controle mecânico, para, posteriormente, determinar a melhor estratégia para descarte e/ou aproveitamento da biomassa coletada nestas operações. O estudo foi realizado no verão e inverno de 2001, sendo realizadas coletas em nove pontos da porção Tietê do reservatório de Jupiá. As amostras foram desidratadas, moídas e encaminhadas aos laboratórios para análise. Para as três espécies, a maior concentração dos elementos analisados foi observada em plantas coletadas durante o verão, com certo declínio nas concentrações nas plantas coletadas no inverno. C. demersum mostrou melhor constituição bromatológica, com índices superiores de proteína bruta, minerais e digestibilidade.The purpose of this work was to evaluate the chemical and bromatological composition of three submerged aquatic plant species originated from mechanical control operations, to later determine the best strategy to discard and/or use the biomass harvested during the mechanical control operations. This study was carried out in the summer and winter of 2001, with the plants being harvested at nine points on Tietê River of the Jupia reservoir. Samples were dried, milled and sent for analysis. Among the three species, the highest concentration of the analyzed elements was observed in plants harvested during the summer with a decrease in concentration being observed in plants harvested in the winter. C. demersum showed the best bromatological concentration with higher rates of crude protein, minerals and digestibility.

  2. Avaliação de herbicidas para o controle de egéria em laboratório, caixa d'água e represa sem fluxo de água Efficacy of fluridone in controlling Egeria spp. in tanks and in a small pond without water flow

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    R.H. Tanaka

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    Full Text Available Este projeto teve por objetivo avaliar a eficácia de herbicidas para controle de plantas aquáticas submersas das espécies Egeria densa e Egeria najas. O estudo foi realizado em três etapas consecutivas: em laboratório, em caixas d'água e numa represa de pequeno porte, sem fluxo de água. Na primeira etapa, avaliou-se a eficiência de 23 herbicidas utilizados em áreas agrícolas e disponíveis no mercado brasileiro. As elevadas concentrações em que os herbicidas foram efetivos inviabilizam programas de controle fundamentados em uma única aplicação. No experimento em caixas d'água, foram avaliados os efeitos de doses crescentes de fluridone, nas formulações líquida e granulada, no controle de Egeria densa e Egeria najas. Foram testadas as concentrações de 10, 20, 40, 80 e 150 ppb de fluridone na formulação líquida e 20, 40, 80 e 150 ppb na granulada. Após uma única aplicação, os resultados indicaram que o fluridone, nas concentrações de 80 e 150 ppb, em ambas as formulações, foi eficaz no controle dessas duas espécies. No experimento em represa de pequeno porte sem fluxo de água, avaliou-se o efeito da manutenção das concentrações de fluridone no controle de Egeria najas. Uma represa de 1.980 m² foi tratada com sete aplicações de fluridone, na formulação líquida, visando a manutenção das concentrações do ingrediente ativo na água entre 10 e 20 ppb. Os resultados indicaram que o controle proporcionado pelo herbicida foi superior a 99%. Não houve modificação significativa nas características relacionadas à qualidade da água.The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of herbicides in controlling the submerged aquatic weeds Egeria densa and Egeria najas. The study was carried out in three consecutive stages: in the laboratory, in tanks and in a small pond without water flow. In the first stage, the efficacy of 23 herbicides used in agriculture and available in Brazil was evaluated

  3. Degradação de diquat em condições de caixa d'água com e sem plantas de egéria Diquat degradation under small-tank conditions with and without egeria plants

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    E. Negrisoli

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    Full Text Available Dentre as plantas daninhas aquáticas submersas, o gênero Egeria é considerado um dos mais importantes de ocorrência nos reservatórios da região centro-sul do Brasil, pois acarreta prejuízos à geração de energia, pesca, navegação e recreação. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar, em condições de caixa d'água, a degradação do herbicida diquat, na presença e na ausência de plantas de Egeria densa e Egeria najas e no solo. O experimento foi instalado e conduzido no Núcleo de Pesquisas Avançadas em Matologia, do Departamento de Produção Vegetal da FCA/UNESP-Botucatu-SP. Utilizaram-se caixas de 330 litros de água, com uma camada de solo de 20 cm de altura + 5 cm de areia, no qual foram plantados 20 ramos de cada uma das espécies de egéria. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de aplicações de 6 ppm de diquat (Reward, utilizando-se os seguintes tipos de combinação: caixas d'água apenas com água; caixas d'água com água e solo; e caixas d'água com água, plantas e solo. As plantas foram coletadas no reservatório de Jupiá, localizado no município de Castilho-SP; elas se encontravam no estádio adulto de desenvolvimento e foram transportadas às caixas no mesmo dia de coleta. As determinações das concentrações de diquat foram mensuradas através de espectrofometria (308 nm, em que se obteve a seguinte curva: CONCENTRAÇÃO DO HERBICIDA (ppm=0,7418+50,95391*A, sendo A= leitura de absorbância. Obteve-se um coeficiente de correlação de 0,9956648. Na condição de caixas com água + planta + solo, a meia-vida do diquat foi de 29 dias após a aplicação do herbicida. Utilizando caixas com água + solo, a meia-vida do diquat foi de 23 dias após a aplicação do herbicida. Em se tratando de caixas contendo apenas água, a meia-vida do diquat foi de 18 dias após a aplicação do herbicida.Egeria is considered to be the most important aquatic weed in Brazilian reservoirs since it causes great damage to

  4. Macula Densa Sensing and Signaling Mechanisms of Renin Release

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    Peti-Peterdi, János; Raymond C Harris

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    Macula densa cells in the distal nephron, according to the classic paradigm, are salt sensors that generate paracrine chemical signals in the juxtaglomerular apparatus to control vital kidney functions, including renal blood flow, glomerular filtration, and renin release. Renin is the rate-limiting step in the activation of the renin-angiotensin system, a key modulator of body fluid homeostasis. Here, we discuss recent advances in understanding macula densa sensing and suggest these cells, in...

  5. Macula densa sensing and signaling mechanisms of renin release.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János; Harris, Raymond C

    2010-07-01

    Macula densa cells in the distal nephron, according to the classic paradigm, are salt sensors that generate paracrine chemical signals in the juxtaglomerular apparatus to control vital kidney functions, including renal blood flow, glomerular filtration, and renin release. Renin is the rate-limiting step in the activation of the renin-angiotensin system, a key modulator of body fluid homeostasis. Here, we discuss recent advances in understanding macula densa sensing and suggest these cells, in addition to salt, also sense various chemical and metabolic signals in the tubular environment that directly trigger renin release.

  6. Furosemide stimulates macula densa cyclooxygenase-2 expression in rats

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    Mann, Birgitte; Hartner, A; Jensen, B L

    2001-01-01

    ascending limb of Henle (cTALH) cells, and is inversely regulated by dietary salt intake. This study aimed to elucidate whether the effect of NaCl on macula densa COX-2 expression is mediated by transepithelial transport of NaCl. METHODS: To this end, male Sprague-Dawley rats received subcutaneous infusions...

  7. Oceanic crust formation in the Egeria Fracture Zone Complex (Central Indian Ocean)

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    Le Minor, Marine; Gaina, Carmen; Sigloch, Karin; Minakov, Alexander

    2016-04-01

    This study aims to analyse in detail the oceanic crust fabric and volcanic features (seamounts) formed for the last 10 million years at the Central Indian Ridge between 19 and 21 latitude south. Multibeam bathymetry and magnetic data has been collected in 2013 as part of the French-German expedition RHUM-RUM (Reunion hotspot and upper mantle - Reunion's unterer mantel). Three long profiles perpendicular on the Central Indian Ridge (CIR), south of the Egeria fracture zone, document the formation of oceanic crust since 10 million years, along with changes in plate kinematics and variations in the magmatic input. We have inspected the abyssal hill geometry and orientation along conjugate oceanic flanks and within one fracture zone segment where we could identify J-shaped features that are indicators of changes in plate kinematics. The magnetic anomaly data shows a slight asymmetry in seafloor spreading rates on conjugate flanks: while a steady increase in spreading rate from 10 Ma to the present is shown by the western flank, the eastern part displays a slowing down from 5 Ma onwards. The deflection of the anti J-shaped abyssal hill lineations suggest that the left-stepping Egeria fracture zone complex (including the Egeria, Flinders and an un-named fracture zone to the southeast) was under transpression from 9 to 6 Ma and under transtension since 3 Ma. The transpressional event was triggered by a clockwise mid-ocean ridge reorientation and a decrease of its offset, whereas the transtensional regime was probably due to a counter-clockwise change in the spreading direction and an increase of the ridge offset. The new multibeam data along the three profiles reveal that crust on the eastern side is smoother (as shown by the abyssal hill number and structure) and hosts several seamounts (with age estimations of 7.67, 6.10 and 0.79 Ma), in contrast to the rougher conjugate western flank. Considering that the western flank was closer to the Reunion plume, and therefore

  8. Characterization of basolateral chloride/bicarbonate exchange in macula densa cells.

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    Komlosi, Peter; Frische, Sebastian; Fuson, Amanda L; Fintha, Attila; Zsembery, Akos; Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Bell, P Darwin

    2005-02-01

    Functional and immunohistological studies were performed to identify basolateral chloride/bicarbonate exchange in macula densa cells. Using the isolated, perfused thick ascending limb with attached glomerulus preparation dissected from rabbit kidney, macula densa intracellular pH (pH(i)) was measured with fluorescence microscopy and BCECF. For these experiments, basolateral chloride was reduced, resulting in reversible macula densa cell alkalinization. Anion exchange activity was assessed by measuring the maximal net base efflux on readdition of bath chloride. Anion exchange activity required the presence of bicarbonate, was independent of changes in membrane potential, did not require the presence of sodium, and was inhibited by high concentrations of DIDS. Inhibition of macula densa anion exchange activity by basolateral DIDS increased luminal NaCl concentration-induced elevations in pH(i). Immunohistochemical studies using antibodies against AE2 demonstrated expression of AE2 along the basolateral membrane of macula densa cells of rabbit kidney. These results suggest that macula densa cells functionally and immunologically express a chloride/bicarbonate exchanger at the basolateral membrane. This transporter likely participates in the regulation of pH(i) and might be involved in macula densa signaling.

  9. Macula densa cell signaling involves ATP release through a maxi anion channel.

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    Bell, Phillip Darwin; Lapointe, Jean-Yves; Sabirov, Ravshan; Hayashi, Seiji; Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Manabe, Ken-Ichi; Kovacs, Gergely; Okada, Yasunobu

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    Macula densa cells are unique renal biosensor cells that detect changes in luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl](L)) and transmit signals to the mesangial cellafferent arteriolar complex. They are the critical link between renal salt and water excretion and glomerular hemodynamics, thus playing a key role in regulation of body fluid volume. Since identification of these cells in the early 1900s, the nature of the signaling process from macula densa cells to the glomerular contractile elements has remained unknown. In patch-clamp studies of macula densa cells, we identified an [NaCl](L)-sensitive ATP-permeable large-conductance (380 pS) anion channel. Also, we directly demonstrated the release of ATP (up to 10 microM) at the basolateral membrane of macula densa cells, in a manner dependent on [NaCl](L), by using an ATP bioassay technique. Furthermore, we found that glomerular mesangial cells respond with elevations in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration to extracellular application of ATP (EC(50) 0.8 microM). Importantly, we also found increases in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration with elevations in [NaCl](L), when fura-2-loaded mesangial cells were placed close to the basolateral membrane of macula densa cells. Thus, cell-to-cell communication between macula densa cells and mesangial cells, which express P2Y(2) receptors, involves the release of ATP from macula densa cells via maxi anion channels at the basolateral membrane. This mechanism may represent a new paradigm in cell-to-cell signal transduction mediated by ATP.

  10. Effects of light on the growth and photosynthesis of Egeria najas planchon

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    Tavechio Washington Luiz Gomes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Photosynthesis and growth of Egeria najas (Hydrocharitaceae from a subtropical reservoir (Itaipu Reservoir, Brazil-Paraguay were measured in response to low light intensities (0-124 µM m-2 s-1 PAR in the laboratory. Photosynthesis approached saturation in the range of light intensities used and light compensation point was reached at ca. 6-22 µM m-2 s-1 PAR, indicating that this species had a low light requirement for growth. Light stimulated shoot and root relative growth rates (RGR but it was not related to ratios between root:shoot RGR. Laboratory observations indicated that (i both shoot and root growth were simultaneously stimulated by light and (ii the low light requirements of E. najas may explain its incidence in the Itaipu Reservoir, where biogenic as well as abiogenic turbidity is high.

  11. Cytosolic [Ca2+] signaling pathway in macula densa cells.

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    Peti-Peterdi, J; Bell, P D

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    Previous micropuncture studies suggested that macula densa (MD) cells might detect variations in luminal sodium chloride concentration ([NaCl]l) through changes in cytosolic calcium ([Ca2+]c). To test this hypothesis, MD [Ca2+]c was measured with fluorescence microscopy using fura 2 in the isolated perfused thick ascending limb with attached glomerulus preparation dissected from rabbit kidney. Tubules were bathed and perfused with a Ringer solution, [NaCl]l was varied and isosmotically replaced with N-methyl-D-glucamine cyclamate. Control [Ca2+]c, during perfusion with 25 mM NaCl and 150 mM NaCl in the bath, averaged 101. 6 +/- 8.2 nM (n = 21). Increasing [NaCl]l to 150 mM elevated [Ca2+]c by 39.1 +/- 5.2 nM (n = 21, P < 0.01). This effect was concentration dependent between zero and 60 mM [NaCl]l. The presence of either luminal furosemide or basolateral nifedipine or 5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino)benzoic acid (NPPB), a potent Cl- channel blocker, significantly reduced resting [Ca2+]c and abolished the increase in [Ca2+]c in response to increased [NaCl]l. Nifedipine failed to produce a similar inhibitory effect when added exclusively to the luminal perfusate. Also, 100 nM BAY K 8644, a voltage-gated Ca2+ channel agonist, added to the bathing solution increased [Ca2+]c by 33.2 +/- 8.1 nM (n = 5, P < 0.05). These observations suggest that MD cells may detect variations in [NaCl]l through a signaling pathway that includes Na+-2Cl--K+ cotransport, basolateral membrane depolarization via Cl- channels, and Ca2+ entry through voltage-gated Ca2+ channels.

  12. Análise temporal do crescimento vegetativo de Egeria najas a partir de fragmentos da planta Temporal analysis of Egeria najas vegetative growth from plant fragments

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    F.T. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O estudo de caracteres botânicos de plantas infestantes pode ser de grande valia na tomada de decisões quanto aos métodos de controle a serem empregados. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar o crescimento vegetativo de plantas de Egeria najas a partir de fragmentos de 5 cm da planta. O experimento foi desenvolvido na fazenda Nova Estrela, situada a 20º30'19,7'' de latitude e 51º14'56,3'' de longitude, no município de Pereira Barreto, na região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos pelas diferentes posições dos fragmentos das plantas. No tratamento 1, os fragmentos foram retirados da extremidade final (ápice das plantas (0 a 5 cm; no tratamento 2, eles foram retirados com 5 a 10 cm; no tratamento 3, dos 10 aos 15 cm; e no tratamento 4, dos 15 aos 20 cm. Os fragmentos foram amarrados com linhas de náilon, fixadas em um suporte de ferro, e devolvidos à água, onde permaneceram até o final do estudo. A avaliação de crescimento foi realizada aos 12 dias após os tratamentos. Observou-se que, independentemente da posição, todos os fragmentos tiveram pelo menos uma brotação, o que confirma a elevada atividade vegetativa de E. najas. Os fragmentos retirados do ápice foram significativamente mais ativos na retomada do crescimento, proporcionando maior número de brotos e maior comprimento.The study of the botanical characters of weeds can be valuable in the decision - making process for the control methods to be used. The objective of this work was to verify the vegetative growth of Egeria najas plants from 5 cm plant fragments. The experiment was developed at Nova Estrela Farm, located at 20º30'19.7'' latitude and 51º14'56.3'' longitude, in Pereira Barreto, in Northwestern São Paulo. The experiment was arranged in randomized blocks, with four treatments and five replications. The treatments

  13. Mathematics for generative processes: Living and non-living systems

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    Giannantoni, Corrado

    2006-05-01

    ; (iv) and, at the same time, an intrinsic "genetic" ordinality which reflects the fact that any product "generated" is something more than the sum of the generating elements. Consequently all these properties enable us to follow the evolution of the "product" of any generative process from the very beginning, in its "rising", in its "incipient" act of being born. This is why the new "operator" introduced, specifically apt when describing the above-mentioned aspects, was termed as "incipient" (or "spring") derivative.In addition, even if the considered approach was suggested by the analysis of self-organizing living Systems, some specific examples of non-living Systems will also be mentioned. In fact, what is much more surprising is that such an approach is even more valid (than the traditional one) to describe non-living Systems too. In fact the resulting "drift" between traditional solutions and "incipient" solutions led us to reconsider the phenomenon of Mercury's precessions. The satisfactory agreement with the astronomical data suggested, as a consequential hypothesis, a different interpretation of its physical origin, substantially based on the Maximum Em-Power Principle.

  14. Purinergic receptor signaling at the basolateral membrane of macula densa cells.

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    Liu, Ruisheng; Bell, P Darwin; Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Kovacs, Gergly; Johansson, Alf; Persson, A Erik G

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    Purinergic receptors are important in the regulation of renal hemodynamics; therefore, this study sought to determine if such receptors influence macula densa cell function. Isolated glomeruli containing macula densa cells, with and without the cortical thick ascending limb, were loaded with the Ca(2+) sensitive indicators, Fura Red (confocal microscopy) or fura 2 (conventional video image analysis). Studies were performed on an inverted microscope in a chamber with a flow-through perfusion system. Changes in cytosolic calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) from exposed macula densa plaques were assessed upon addition of adenosine, ATP, UTP, ADP, or 2-methylthio-ATP (2- MeS-ATP) for 2 min added to the bathing solution. There was no change in [Ca(2+)](i) with addition of adenosine (10(-7) to 10(-3) M). UTP and ATP (10(-4) M) caused [Ca(2+)](i) to increase by 268 +/- 40 nM (n = 21) and 295 +/- 53 nM (n = 21), respectively, whereas in response to 2MesATP and ADP, [Ca(2+)](i) increased by only 67 +/- 13 nM (n = 8) and 93 +/- 36 nM (n = 14), respectively. Dose response curve for ATP (10(-7) to 10(-3) M) added in bath showed an EC(50) of 15 microM. No effect on macula densa [Ca(2+)](i) was seen when ATP was added from the lumen. ATP caused similar increases in macula densa [Ca(2+)](i) in the presence or absence of bath Ca(2+) and addition of 5 mM ethyleneglycotetraacetic acid (EGTA). Suramin (an antagonist of P2X and P2Y receptors) completely inhibited ATP-induced [Ca(2+)](i) dynamics. Also, ATP-Ca(2+) responsiveness was prevented by the phospholipase C inhibitor, U-73122, but not by its inactive analog, U-73343. These results suggest that macula densa cells possess P2Y(2) purinergic receptors on basolateral but not apical membranes and that activation of these receptors results in the mobilization of Ca(2+).

  15. Low salt concentrations activate AMP-activated protein kinase in mouse macula densa cells.

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    Cook, Natasha; Fraser, Scott A; Katerelos, Marina; Katsis, Frosa; Gleich, Kurt; Mount, Peter F; Steinberg, Gregory R; Levidiotis, Vicki; Kemp, Bruce E; Power, David A

    2009-04-01

    The energy-sensing kinase AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is associated with the sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter NKCC2 in the kidney and phosphorylates it on a regulatory site in vitro. To identify a potential role for AMPK in salt sensing at the macula densa, we have used the murine macula densa cell line MMDD1. In this cell line, AMPK was rapidly activated by isosmolar low-salt conditions. In contrast to the known salt-sensing pathway in the macula densa, AMPK activation occurred in the presence of either low sodium or low chloride and was unaffected by inhibition of NKCC2 with bumetanide. Assays using recombinant AMPK demonstrated activation of an upstream kinase by isosmolar low salt. The specific calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase kinase inhibitor STO-609 failed to suppress AMPK activation, suggesting that it was not part of the signal pathway. AMPK activation was associated with increased phosphorylation of the specific substrate acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) at Ser(79), as well as increased NKCC2 phosphorylation at Ser(126). AMPK activation due to low salt concentrations was inhibited by an adenovirus construct encoding a kinase dead mutant of AMPK, leading to reduced ACC Ser(79) and NKCC2 Ser(126) phosphorylation. This work demonstrates that AMPK activation in macula densa-like cells occurs via isosmolar changes in sodium or chloride concentration, leading to phosphorylation of ACC and NKCC2. Phosphorylation of these substrates in vivo is predicted to increase intracellular chloride and so reduce the effect of salt restriction on tubuloglomerular feedback and renin secretion.

  16. Transporte gaseoso en membranas poliméricas densas de LLDPE

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    1997-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es el estudio experimental de fenómenos de transporte gaseoso en membranas poliméricas densas. Concretamente, se ha estudiado el transporte isotermo de gases puros originado por una diferencia de presión impuesta y mantenida a través de membranas obtenidas de copolimeros de etileno y l-octeno. Los coeficientes de transporte, proporcionales a la razón entre los flujos moleculares y las fuerzas que los provocan, han sido analizados en los distintos límites de presión...

  17. Autoradiographic demonstration of oxytocin-binding sites in the macula densa

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    Stoeckel, M.E.; Freund-Mercier, M.J. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg (France))

    1989-08-01

    Specific oxytocin (OT)-binding sites were localized in the rat kidney with use of a selective {sup 125}I-labeled OT antagonist ({sup 125}I-OTA). High concentrations of OT binding sites were detected on the juxtaglomerular apparatus with use of the conventional film autoradiographic technique. No labeling occurred on other renal structures. The cellular localization of the OT binding sites within the juxtaglomerular apparatus was studied in light microscope autoradiography, on semithin sections from paraformaldehyde-fixed kidney slices incubated in the presence of {sup 125}I-OTA. These preparations revealed selective labeling of the macula densa, mainly concentrated at the basal pole of the cells. Control experiments showed first that {sup 125}I-OTA binding characteristics were not noticeably altered by prior paraformaldehyde fixation of the kidneys and second that autoradiographic detection of the binding sites was not impaired by histological treatments following binding procedures. In view of the role of the macula densa in the tubuloglomerular feedback, the putative OT receptors of this structure might mediate the stimulatory effect of OT on glomerular filtration.

  18. Heterogeneity of Brunsting-Perry type pemphigoid: a case showing blister formation at the lamina lucida, immune deposition beneath the lamina densa and autoantibodies against the 290-kD polypeptide along the lamina densa.

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    Minato, Haruka; Ishii, Norito; Fukuda, Shunpei; Wakasa, Tomoko; Wakasa, Ken'ichi; Sogame, Ryosuke; Hashimoto, Takashi; Horiguchi, Yuji

    2011-09-01

    An otherwise healthy 31-year-old man presented with multiple, vesicular, subepidermal blistering on the head, face, chest and oral cavity, leaving shallow scar formation, typical of Brunsting-Perry type pemphigoid. Direct immunofluorescence showed linear deposition of immunoglobulin (Ig)G and C3 along the basement membrane zone (BMZ), and indirect showed anti-BMZ autoantibodies (IgG, >40×) reacting with the dermal side under the salt-split study. Immunofluorescence staining for type IV collagen and laminins, as well as routine electron microscopy, demonstrated that the cleavage level of the blister was intra-lamina lucida. The immunoperoxidase method applied to lesional skin demonstrated IgG deposits along the lamina densa. The post-embedding immunogold method demonstrated that the autoantibodies against BMZ reacted with the lamina densa and the dermis just beneath it. Immunoblot studies demonstrated that the autoantibodies reacted with the 290-kD polypeptide (suggesting type VII collagen) when dermal extract was used as the substrate. The patient was treated with combination therapy consisting of 30 mg prednisolone, 900 mg nicotinamide and 750 mg tetracycline, and the number of newly forming blisters decreased. We concluded that Brunsting-Perry type pemphigoid, a rare autoimmune blistering disease, includes cases showing characteristics of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita as well as bullous pemphigoid. This case showed discrepancy between the blistering level (intra-lamina lucida) and location of antigen (lamina densa and sub-lamina densa areas). © 2011 Japanese Dermatological Association.

  19. New Lightcurves of 8 Flora, 13 Egeria, 14 Irene, 25 Phocaea 40 Harmonia, 74 Galatea, and 122 Gerda

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    Pilcher, Frederick

    2009-10-01

    New lightcurves yield synodic rotation periods and amplitudes for: 8 Flora, 12.861 ± 0.001 h, 0.08 ± 0.01 mag; 13 Egeria, 7.0473 ± 0.0001 h, 0.15 ± 0.02 mag in 2007, 0.37 ± 0.02 mag in 2009; 14 Irene, 15.089 ± 0.009 h, 0.03 ± 0.01 mag in 2007, 15.028 ± 0.001 h, 0.16 ± 0.03 mag in 2009; 25 Phocaea, 9.935 ± 0.001 h, 0.11 ± 0.02 mag in 2008, 9.927 ± 0.003 h, 0.06 ± 0.01 mag with one maximum and minimum per cycle in 2009; 40 Harmonia, 8.909 ± 0.001 h, 0.28 ± 0.02 mag; 74 Galatea, 17.268 ± 0.004 h, 0.16 ± 0.03 mag with 4 unequal maxima and minima per cycle; 122 Gerda 10.712 ± 0.010 h, 0.11 ± 0.01 mag.

  20. Influence of exogenous urea on photosynthetic pigments, (14)CO 2 uptake, and urease activity in Elodea densa-environmental implications.

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    Maleva, Maria; Borisova, Galina; Chukina, Nadezda; Nekrasova, Galina; Prasad, M N V

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    This paper analyzes the effect of exogenous urea in increased concentration gradient (0, 100, 500 and 1,000 mg L(-1)) on photosynthetic pigments (measured spectrophotometrically), uptake of (14)CO2 (using radioisotope), and urease activity (by measuring ammonia with Nessler's reagent) in leaves of Elodea densa Planch. We have observed that low concentration of urea (100 mg L(-1)) stimulates the accumulation of photosynthetic pigments and intensifies photosynthesis in E. densa, whereas high concentration (1,000 mg L(-1)) suppresses these processes. Urease activity increased by approximately 2.7 and 8 fold when exogenous urea concentrations were 100 and 500 mg L(-1), respectively. However, exogenous urea in high concentration (1,000 mg L(-1)) decreased urease activity by 1.5 fold compared to the control. The necessity of mitigating urea and other nitrogen-containing compounds (NH3 from urea) in water bodies has been discussed with emphasis on the potential for phytoremediation of urea using common water weed viz. E. densa.

  1. Effects of temperature on decomposition of a potential nuisance species: the submerged aquatic macrophyte Egeria najas planchom (Hydrocharitaceae

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    Full Text Available Decomposition of aquatic plants is influenced by several biotic and abiotic factors. Among them, temperature plays an important role. Despite the increasing number of studies describing the effects of temperature on the decomposition of aquatic macrophytes, little attention has been given to the decay of submerged macrophytes. In this paper, we assessed the effect of temperature on weight loss and chemical composition of detritus of the submerged aquatic macrophyte Egeria najas Planchon (Hydrocharitaceae. Fresh plant material was maintained at 17ºC and 27ºC, in the dark, in incubation chambers. The overall decay process was best described by a linear model, with rates of 0.014 day-1 (R² = 94% and 0.045 day-1 (R² = 96% obtained at 17ºC and 27ºC, respectively. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA indicated a significant difference between the decomposition rates at the two temperatures. The rapid breakdown of E. najas detritus, indicated by the decay coefficient, may be explained by its low content of resistant compounds such as cellulose and lignin. The variables analyzed in this study (pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen in the water and organic matter, total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentration in detritus showed accentuated responses at 27ºC. It is likely that the higher temperature increased microbial activity and, therefore, oxygen consumption in the water, consequently affecting the pH and the rate of ion and nutrient liberation into the aquatic ecosystem. Due to the rapid decomposition of E. najas at high temperatures, a small exportation is expected of this species from its stands to distant regions in tropical reservoirs, where it is considered a potential nuisance species.

  2. Síntese e caracterização de estruturas densas e porosas de quitosana

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    Beppu Marisa M.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho trata da preparação e caracterização de membranas de quitosana porosas e densas, que possuem diversas aplicações tecnológicas. Para tanto, foram utilizadas as técnicas de microscopia (microscopia eletrônica de varredura - MEV - e microscopia de força atômica -MFA, titulação potenciométrica e espectroscopia no infravermelho (FTIR-ATR. A síntese das estruturas foi realizada através da secagem total ou parcial de uma solução acética de quitosana a 2,5% (w/w seguida de coagulação em meio alcalino. Glutaraldeído foi utilizado para modificar quimicamente as membranas, tornando-as mais hidrofóbicas. A extensão deste processo pôde ser observada por FTIR-ATR, utilizando-se um plano fatorial onde foram variados o tempo de fixação e a concentração de glutaraldeído na solução de tratamento.

  3. Propriedades físicas de condensações densas no Escorpião

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    Vilas-Boas, J. W. S.; Barbosa, P. R., Jr.; Hickel, G. R.

    2003-08-01

    O conhecimento das propriedade físicas das condensações das nuvens escuras e sua relação com a dinâmica das núvens é um dos caminhos para o entendimento dos mecanismos de formação de estrelas de massas pequenas. Nesse trabalho, 8 condensações da nuvem escura do Escorpião foram observadas através de transições das moléculas de 13CO, C18O e NH3, utilizando-se os radiotelescopios de 15 m do SEST e 64 m de PARKES. Embora localizadas na superfície de uma bolha com velocidade de expansão entre 12 km/s e 15 km/s (Vilas-Boas et al), as linhas de monóxido de carbono apresentaram características típicas daquelas observadas em nuvens escuras. Em apenas uma condensação, contendo um objeto Pre-Sequência Principal (PMS), foi detectada emissão da molécula de amônia. A comparação direta entre as propriedades dessas condensações densas (núcleos) e aquelas identificadas na Musca, que se caracteriza por ser uma núvem de baixa atividade de formação estelar, mostra que elas têm propriedades idênticas e que as eficiências de formação estelar nos núcleos de ambas as nuvens são similares.

  4. Macula densa basolateral ATP release is regulated by luminal [NaCl] and dietary salt intake.

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    Komlosi, Peter; Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Fuson, Amanda L; Fintha, Attila; Rosivall, Laszlo; Bell, Phillip Darwin

    2004-06-01

    One component of the macula densa (MD) tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) signaling pathway may involve basolateral release of ATP through a maxi-anion channel. Release of ATP has previously been studied during a maximal luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl](L)) stimulus (20-150 mmol/l). Whether MD ATP release occurs during changes in [NaCl](L) within the physiological range (20-60 mmol/l) has not been examined. Also, because TGF is known to be enhanced by low dietary salt intake, we examined the pattern of MD ATP release from salt-restricted rabbits. Fluorescence microscopy, with fura 2-loaded cultured mouse mesangial cells as biosensors, was used to assess ATP release from the isolated, perfused thick ascending limb containing the MD segment. The mesangial biosensor cells, which contain purinergic receptors and elevate intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) on ATP binding, were placed adjacent to the MD basolateral membrane. Elevations in [NaCl](L) between 0 and 80 mmol/l, in 20-mmol/l increments, caused stepwise increases in [Ca(2+)](i), with the highest increase at [NaCl](L) of approximately 60 mmol/l. Luminal furosemide at 10(-4) mol/l blocked ATP release, which suggests that the efflux of ATP required MD Na-2Cl-K cotransport. A low-salt diet for 1 wk increased the magnitude of [NaCl](L)-dependent elevations in biosensor [Ca(2+)](i) by twofold, whereas high-salt intake had no effect. In summary, ATP release occurs over the same range of [NaCl](L) (20-60 mmol/l) previously reported for TGF responses, and, similar to TGF, ATP release was enhanced by dietary salt restriction. Thus these two findings are consistent with the role of MD ATP release as a signaling component of the TGF pathway.

  5. Luminal NaCl delivery regulates basolateral PGE2 release from macula densa cells.

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    Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Komlosi, Peter; Fuson, Amanda L; Guan, Youfei; Schneider, Andre; Qi, Zhonghua; Redha, Reyadh; Rosivall, Laszlo; Breyer, Matthew D; Bell, P Darwin

    2003-07-01

    Macula densa (MD) cells express COX-2 and COX-2-derived PGs appear to signal the release of renin from the renal juxtaglomerular apparatus, especially during volume depletion. However, the synthetic machinery and identity of the specific prostanoid released from intact MD cells remains uncertain. In the present studies, a novel biosensor tool was engineered to directly determine whether MD cells release PGE2 in response to low luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl]L). HEK293 cells were transfected with the Ca2+-coupled E-prostanoid receptor EP1 (HEK/EP1) and loaded with fura-2. HEK/EP1 cells produced a significant elevation in intracellular [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]i) by 29.6 +/- 12.8 nM (n = 6) when positioned at the basolateral surface of isolated perfused MD cells and [NaCl]L was reduced from 150 mM to zero. HEK/EP1 [Ca2+]i responses were observed mainly in preparations from rabbits on a low-salt diet and were completely inhibited by either a selective COX-2 inhibitor or an EP1 antagonist, and also by 100 microM luminal furosemide. Also, 20-mM graduated reductions in [NaCl]L between 80 and 0 mM caused step-by-step increases in HEK/EP1 [Ca2+]i. Low-salt diet greatly increased the expression of both COX-2 and microsome-associated PGE synthase (mPGES) in the MD. These studies provide the first direct evidence that intact MD cells synthesize and release PGE2 during reduced luminal salt content and suggest that this response is important in the control of renin release and renal vascular resistance during salt deprivation.

  6. Direct demonstration of tubular fluid flow sensing by macula densa cells.

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    Sipos, Arnold; Vargas, Sarah; Peti-Peterdi, János

    2010-11-01

    Macula densa (MD) cells in the cortical thick ascending limb (cTAL) detect variations in tubular fluid composition and transmit signals to the afferent arteriole (AA) that control glomerular filtration rate [tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF)]. Increases in tubular salt at the MD that normally parallel elevations in tubular fluid flow rate are well accepted as the trigger of TGF. The present study aimed to test whether MD cells can detect variations in tubular fluid flow rate per se. Calcium imaging of the in vitro microperfused isolated JGA-glomerulus complex dissected from mice was performed using fluo-4 and fluorescence microscopy. Increasing cTAL flow from 2 to 20 nl/min (80 mM [NaCl]) rapidly produced significant elevations in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) in AA smooth muscle cells [evidenced by changes in fluo-4 intensity (F); F/F(0) = 1.45 ± 0.11] and AA vasoconstriction. Complete removal of the cTAL around the MD plaque and application of laminar flow through a perfusion pipette directly to the MD apical surface essentially produced the same results even when low (10 mM) or zero NaCl solutions were used. Acetylated α-tubulin immunohistochemistry identified the presence of primary cilia in mouse MD cells. Under no flow conditions, bending MD cilia directly with a micropipette rapidly caused significant [Ca(2+)](i) elevations in AA smooth muscle cells (fluo-4 F/F(0): 1.60 ± 0.12) and vasoconstriction. P2 receptor blockade with suramin significantly reduced the flow-induced TGF, whereas scavenging superoxide with tempol did not. In conclusion, MD cells are equipped with a tubular flow-sensing mechanism that may contribute to MD cell function and TGF.

  7. Activation of the succinate receptor GPR91 in macula densa cells causes renin release.

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    Vargas, Sarah Laurin; Toma, Ildikó; Kang, Jung Julie; Meer, Elliott James; Peti-Peterdi, János

    2009-05-01

    Macula densa (MD) cells of the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) are salt sensors and generate paracrine signals that control renal blood flow, glomerular filtration, and release of the prohypertensive hormone renin. We hypothesized that the recently identified succinate receptor GPR91 is present in MD cells and regulates renin release. Using immunohistochemistry, we identified GPR91 in the apical plasma membrane of MD cells. Treatment of MD cells with succinate activated mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs; p38 and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and induced the synthesis and release of prostaglandin E(2), a potent vasodilator and classic paracrine mediator of renin release. Using microperfused JGA and real-time confocal fluorescence imaging of quinacrine-labeled renin granules, we detected significant renin release in response to tubular succinate (EC(50) 350 microM). Genetic deletion of GPR91 (GPR91(-/-) mice) or pharmacologic inhibition of MAPK or COX-2 blocked succinate-induced renin release. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes caused GPR91-dependent upregulation of renal cortical phospho-p38, extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2, COX-2, and renin content. Salt depletion for 1 wk increased plasma renin activity seven-fold in wild-type mice but only 3.4-fold in GPR91(-/-) mice. In summary, MD cells can sense alterations in local tissue metabolism via accumulation of tubular succinate and GPR91 signaling, which involves the activation of MAPKs, COX-2, and the release of prostaglandin E(2). This mechanism may be integral in the regulation of renin release and activation of the renin-angiotensin system in health and disease.

  8. First report of Paraganaspis egeria Díaz & Gallardo (Hymenoptera: Eucoilidae parasiting horn fly, Haematobia irritans L. (Diptera: Muscidae in the Southeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata a primeira ocorrência do parasitóide Paraganapis egeria Diaz & Gallardo (Hymenoptera: Eucoilidae parasitando pupas de Haematobia irritans L. (Diptera: Muscidae na região Neotropical. As fezes bovinas foram coletadas nas pastagens da Fazenda Canchim da Embrapa de São Carlos-SP, de abril de 1993 a abril de 1994. As pupas foram separadas das fezes bovinas por flutuação em baldes com água. As recolhidas foram acondicionadas individualmente em cápsulas de gelatina até a emergência dos dípteros ou dos seus parasitóides. Foram obtidas 718 pupas de H. irritans, das quais duas emergiram parasitóides. Constatou-se parasitismo de 0,26%.

  9. Hospedeiros do parasitóide Paraganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae coletados em fezes bovinas e de búfalos, no sul do estado de Goiás Hosts of the parasitoid Paraganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae collected in bovine and buffalo dung in southern Goiás

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    Carlos Henrique Marchiori

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    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou as espécies hospedeiros do parasitóideParaganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae em fezes bovinas e fezes de búfalos, coletados no Sul do Estado de Goiás, de janeiro de 1998 a junho de 2004. As pupas foram obtidas por meio do método de flutuação, indivualizadas em cápsulas de gelatina até a emergência dos adultos de moscas ou de seus parasitóides A porcentagem de parasitismo em fezes bovinas e fezes de búfalos foi de 0,5% e 0,8%, respectivamente.This study verified the host species of the parasitoid Paraganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae in bovine and buffalo dung collected in southern Goias, from January 1998 to June 2004. The pupae were obtained by the flotation method. They were individually placed in gelatin capsules until the emergence of adult flies or their parasitoids. The prevalence of parasitism in cow and buffalo dung was 0.5% and 0.8%, respectively.

  10. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase: its role and regulation in macula densa cells.

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    Kovács, Gergely; Komlósi, Péter; Fuson, Amanda; Peti-Peterdi, János; Rosivall, László; Bell, P Darwin

    2003-10-01

    Macula densa (MD) cells detect changes in distal tubular sodium chloride concentration ([NaCl](L)), at least in part, through an apical Na:2Cl:K co-transporter. This co-transporter may be a site for regulation of tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF), and recently angiotensin II (Ang II) was shown to regulate the MD Na:2Cl:K co-transporter. In addition, nitric oxide (NO) produced via neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) in MD cells attenuates MD-TGF signaling. This study investigated [NaCl](L)-dependent MD-NO production, the regulation of co-transporter activity by NO, and the possible interaction of NO with Ang II. MD cell Na(+) concentration ([Na(+)](i)) and NO production were measured using sodium-binding benzofuran isophthalate and 4-amino-5-methylamino-2',7'-difluorescein diacetate, respectively, using fluorescence microscopy. Na:2Cl:K co-transport activity was assessed as the initial rate of increase in [Na(+)](i) when [NaCl](L) was elevated from 25 to 150 mM. 10(-4) M 7-nitroindazole, a specific nNOS blocker, significantly increased by twofold the initial rate of rise in [Na(+)](i) when [NaCl](L) was increased from 25 to 150 mM, indicating co-transporter stimulation. There was no evidence for an interaction between the stimulatory effect of Ang II and the inhibitory effect of NO on co-transport activity, and, furthermore, Ang II failed to alter MD-NO production. NO production was sensitive to [NaCl](L) but increased only when [NaCl](L) was elevated from 60 to 150 mM. These studies indicate that MD-NO directly inhibits Na:2Cl:K co-transport and that NO and Ang II independently alter co-transporter activity. In addition, generation of MD-NO seems to occur only at markedly elevated [NaCl](L), suggesting that NO may serve as a buffer against high rates of MD cell transport and excessive TGF-mediated vasoconstriction.

  11. The cytosolic chloride concentration in macula densa and cortical thick ascending limb cells.

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    Salomonsson, M; Gonzalez, E; Kornfeld, M; Persson, A E

    1993-03-01

    It is believed that chloride transport through the macula densa (MD) cells is a factor involved in the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism and in MD-mediated renin release. In this study isolated and perfused rabbit kidney cortical thick ascending limb (cTAL) segments containing MD plaques and attached glomeruli were loaded with chloride (CL-sensitive) 6 methoxy-1-fluorophore (sulphanate-propyl) quinolinium (SPQ). MD and cTAL intracellular chloride concentration ([Cl-]i) was determined by using image-intensified video microscopy and digital image-processing for measuring the intensity of the emitted SPQ fluorescence. With 150 mM NaCl in lumen and bath the [Cl-]i in MD and cTAL cells was 58.8 +/- 7.2 mM (n = 20) and 68.7 +/- 9.8 mM (n = 14), respectively. When the presumed luminal Na(+)-2Cl(-)-K+ co-transporter was blocked by adding 10(-4)M furosemide, the [Cl-]i was reduced in both, MD and cTAL cells from 55.5 +/- 11.9 to 28.6 +/- 10.0 mM (n = 10) and from 43.8 +/- 2.6 to 13.1 +/- 4.5 mM (n = 5), respectively. A reduction in luminal NaCl from 150 to 30 mM also decreased both, MD and cTAL [Cl-]i from 69.4 +/- 9.1 to 36.5 +/- 5.1 mM (n = 9) and from 82.9 +/- 14.5 to 49.4 +/- 8.0 mM (n = 8), respectively. Basolateral addition of the Cl(-)-channel blocker NPPB increased MD [Cl-]i from 31.1 +/- 2.0 to 100.7 +/- 17.0 mM (n = 5) and cTAL [Cl-]i from 44.4 +/- 12.9 to 89.7 +/- 11.7 mM (n = 5).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  12. Optimization of Extracting Technology for Essential Oil from Elsholizia densa Benth%超声辅助提取密花香薷精油工艺优化

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    吕蒙蒙; 吴夏; 谢云芳; 穆小珍; 康淑荷

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    [目的]优选密花香薷精油最佳提取工艺条件.[方法]采用超声辅助水蒸气蒸馏,通过正交试验考察了药材粒度、超声时间、料液比、浸泡时间4因素3水平对密花香薷精油得率的影响.[结果]密花香薷精油提取的最佳工艺条件为药材粒度50目,超声时间12min,浸泡时间6h,料液比1∶16 g/ml.在该工艺条件下,精油的平均得率为0.407%.[结论]优选的密花香薷精油提取工艺得率较高,条件合理,简单可行.%[ Objective] The study aims to optimize the extracting technology conditions of essential oil from Elsholtzia densa Benth. [ Method] Volatile oil was extracted from Elsholtzia densa Benth using steam distillation , and the effects of four extracting factors (the size of the medicinal herb, ultrasonic time, soaking time and the ratio of the material to liquid) on the yield of essential oil extracted from Elsholtzia densa Benth was analyzed through the orthogonal test method. [ Result] The optimized extraction process of essential oil from Elsholtzia densa Benth was as follows: the size of the medicinal herb 50 mesh, ultrasonic time 12 min, being soaked in the water for 6 h , and the ratio of the material to liquid 1 : 16 g/ml. Under this conditions, the average extracting rate of the essential oil was 0. 407%. [ Conclusion ] The optimized extraction process of essential oil from Elsholtzia densa Benth was simple and practicable, and its extracting rate was higher.

  13. Macula densa Na(+)/H(+) exchange activities mediated by apical NHE2 and basolateral NHE4 isoforms.

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    Peti-Peterdi, J; Chambrey, R; Bebok, Z; Biemesderfer, D; St John, P L; Abrahamson, D R; Warnock, D G; Bell, P D

    2000-03-01

    Functional and immunohistochemical studies were performed to localize and identify Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE) isoforms in macula densa cells. By using the isolated perfused thick ascending limb with attached glomerulus preparation dissected from rabbit kidney, intracellular pH (pH(i)) was measured with fluorescence microscopy by using 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5-(and -6) carboxyfluorescein. NHE activity was assayed by measuring the initial rate of Na(+)-dependent pH(i) recovery from an acid load imposed by prior lumen and bath Na(+) removal. Removal of Na(+) from the bath resulted in a significant, DIDS-insensitive, ethylisopropyl amiloride (EIPA)-inhibitable decrease in pH(i). This basolateral transporter showed very low affinity for EIPA and Hoechst 694 (IC(50) = 9.0 and 247 microM, respectively, consistent with NHE4). The recently reported apical NHE was more sensitive to inhibition by these drugs (IC(50) = 0.86 and 7.6 microM, respectively, consistent with NHE2). Increasing osmolality, a known activator of NHE4, greatly stimulated basolateral NHE. Immunohistochemical studies using antibodies against NHE1-4 peptides demonstrated expression of NHE2 along the apical and NHE4 along the basolateral, membrane, whereas NHE1 and NHE3 were not detected. These results suggest that macula densa cells functionally and immunologically express NHE2 at the apical membrane and NHE4 at the basolateral membrane. These two isoforms likely participate in Na(+) transport, pH(i), and cell volume regulation and may be involved in tubuloglomerular feedback signaling by these cells.

  14. Funções de base localmente densas em cálculos de Ab Initio de deslocamento químico de 13C e 1H

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    Ramos de Santana, Sidney

    2002-01-01

    É proposta uma nova metodologia de Distribuição de Funções de Base Localmente Densas (LDBS) de modo a diminuir a demanda computacional e manter a precisão dos cálculos ab initio de deslocamentos químicos de 13C e 1H. Os sistemas moleculares foram divididos em três aproximações: balanceada, em que todos os átomos foram descritos com a função de base AhlrichsTZVP, localmente densa (LD), em que o átomo de interesse e os átomos ligados a ele foram descritos com a base estendida ...

  15. Impact of invasive aquatic macrophytes on the population and behavioral ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

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    A field survey, three outdoor cage enclosure experiments, and laboratory studies were conducted to elucidate the impact of the invasive aquatic weeds Eichhornia crassipes (floating water hyacinth), Ludwigia hexapetala (emergent water yellow-primrose), and Egeria densa (submersed Brazilian waterweed)...

  16. Anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of non-living, heat-killed form of lactobacilli including Lactobacillus johnsonii No.1088.

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    Aiba, Yuji; Ishikawa, Hiroki; Tokunaga, Masayoshi; Komatsu, Yasuhiko

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    Some strains of lactic acid bacteria are reported to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori and proposed to be useful to support so-called triple therapy for H. pylori. Although most strains must be alive to exert their anti-H. pylori activity, some lactobacilli strains are effective even when dead. One possible underlying mechanism of such an activity of non-living lactobacilli is reportedly co-aggregation with H. pylori. In this study, we found that a non-living heat-killed form of Lactobacillus johnsonii No.1088 (HK-LJ88) and also that of some other lactobacilli inhibited the growth of H. pylori in vitro. Furthermore, the number of H. pylori in the infected stomach of germ-free mice was significantly decreased by the repeated oral administration of HK-LJ88. Observation by scanning electron microscopy revealed that no co-aggregation had occurred between H. pylori and HK-LJ88; instead, deformations of H. pylori (e.g. disappearance of spiral, bending of cell body, coccoid formation, degradations, etc.) appeared after incubation for 24 h with HK-LJ88. These results suggest that HK-LJ88 inhibited H. pylori activity probably not by co-aggregation but by some unknown mechanism involving HK-LJ88's cell surface molecules and that even non-living lactobacilli are possibly useful to support H. pylori eradication therapy. © FEMS 2017. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  17. Novel regulation of cell [Na(+)] in macula densa cells: apical Na(+) recycling by H-K-ATPase.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János; Bebok, Zsuzsa; Lapointe, Jean-Yves; Bell, P Darwin

    2002-02-01

    Na-K-ATPase is the nearly ubiquitous enzyme that maintains low-Na(+), high-K(+) concentrations in cells by actively extruding Na(+) in exchange for K(+). The prevailing paradigm in polarized absorbing epithelial cells, including renal nephron segments and intestine, has been that Na-K-ATPase is restricted to the basolateral membrane domain, where it plays a prominent role in Na(+) absorption. We have found, however, that macula densa (MD) cells lack functionally and immunologically detectable amounts of Na-K-ATPase protein. In fact, these cells appear to regulate their cytosolic [Na(+)] via another member of the P-type ATPase family, the colonic form of H-K-ATPase, which is located at the apical membrane in these cells. We now report that this constitutively expressed apical MD colonic H-K-ATPase can function as a Na(H)-K-ATPase and regulate cytosolic [Na(+)] in a novel manner. This apical Na(+)-recycling mechanism may be important as part of the sensor function of MD cells and represents a new paradigm in cell [Na(+)] regulation.

  18. Paraganspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae as potential agent in the biocontrol of muscoid dipterous collected in several substracts in Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil Paraganspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae como agente pontencial no controle biológico de dípteros muscóides coletados em vários substratos em Itumbiara, Goiás, Brasil

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    C.H. Marchiori

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    Full Text Available Este estudo determinou as espécies de hospedeiros do parasitóide Paraganspis egeria (Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh, 1996 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae em esterco bovino, fezes humanas, rins de bovino, galinha e carcaça de suíno. As pupas foram obtidas pelo método de flutuação. Elas foram colocadas individualmente em cápsulas de gelatina e mantidas até a emergência das moscas e/ou parasitóides. A prevalência total de parasitismo foi de 3,4%.

  19. Caracterização genética de populações de Egeria najas presentes no reservatório de Jupiá e rios afluentes Genetic characterization of Egeria najas presented in the Jupia Lake and its tributaries

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    Edson S. Mori

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    Full Text Available A Egeria najas é uma espécie aquática submersa nativa da bacia hidrográfica do rio Paraná. Com o represamento das águas do rio para geração de energia elétrica a espécie tem mudado seu comportamento de colonização dos leitos dos rios e ocorrido em grandes maciços dentro da represa de Jupiá e rios afluentes. Essa planta tem causado problemas por obstruir a passagem de água para as turbinas de geração de energia elétrica. Coletas de material vegetativo foram realizadas na represa e afluentes do rio Paraná para análise da variabilidade isoenzimática e de DNA. A análise isoenzimática mostrou haver somente quatro classes de diferentes biotipos. No entanto, utilizando-se os procedimentos de RAPD, observou-se que a espécie possui grande variabilidade genética. O represamento das águas também está permitindo o acumulo de variabilidade no local e promovendo um aumento de variabilidade por meio de possíveis cruzamentos entre genótipos diferentes. Os resultados também possibilitaram inferir sobre as possíveis rotas de migração de material genético para colonização da represa e rios afluentes.The submerged aquatic species Egeria najas occurs naturally in the Parana River Basin - Brazil. Several lakes have been constructed by CESP - Centrais Elétricas do Estado de São Paulo S.A. in the river basin, changing the ecology of the region. The species have altered their establishment strategy, and now grows in large, dense populations on the floor of Jupia Lake and its tributaries. This has had a negative impact on electricity generation as the branches of these species routinely block the hydroelectric turbines. We used genetic markers to study the pattern of genetic diversity in the species using plant material collected along Jupia Lake and the Paraná River Tributaries. Isoenzymes have shown four different biotypes, however, the RAPD technique has demonstrated greater genetic variability among individuals. The creation of

  20. COMPORTAMIENTO DE UNA MEZCLA DENSA DE ASFALTO EN CALIENTE MODIFICADA CON DESECHO DE POLICLORURO DE VINILO (PVC

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    Hugo Alexander Rondón Quintana

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    Full Text Available En el mundo la tecnología de los asfaltos modificados ha sido una técnicaampliamente utilizada para mejorar las características que presentan las mezclasasfálticas convencionales cuando experimentan niveles elevados de tránsito ygradientes de temperatura. Por lo general lo que se busca con este tipo detecnología es mejorar algunas de las propiedades mecánicas y reológicas de losasfaltos y las mezclas asfálticas convencionales tales como la susceptibilidad térmica, la rigidez, y la resistencia al envejecimiento, a las deformaciones plásticas ya la fatiga. El artículo presenta los resultados experimentales de ensayar una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente modificada con desecho de policloruro de vinilo (el cual se denominará en el presente trabajo PVC. Para la evaluación del comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas convencionales y modificadas se realizaron ensayos Marshall, módulo dinámico y deformación permanente. Para el cemento asfáltico (CA con y sin aditivo se realizaron ensayos de caracterización de asfaltos como penetración, punto de ablandamiento y viscosidad. La modificación de las mezclas se realizó por vía húmeda y seca. Adicionando desecho de PVC al cemento asfáltico y a las mezclas, se obtiene un material más rígido con mayor resistencia a la penetración y menor susceptibilidad térmica a fluir.

  1. Angiotensin II directly stimulates macula densa Na-2Cl-K cotransport via apical AT(1) receptors.

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    Kovács, Gergely; Peti-Peterdi, János; Rosivall, László; Bell, P Darwin

    2002-02-01

    ANG II is a modulator of tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF); however, the site of its action remains unknown. Macula densa (MD) cells sense changes in luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl](L)) via a Na-2Cl-K cotransporter, and these cells do possess ANG II receptors. We tested whether ANG II regulates Na-2Cl-K cotransport in MD cells. MD cell Na(+) concentration ([Na(+)](i)) was measured using sodium-binding benzofuran isophthalate with fluorescence microscopy. Resting [Na(+)](i) in MD cells was 27.7 +/- 1.05 mM (n = 138) and increased (Delta[Na(+)](i)) by 18.5 +/- 1.14 mM (n = 17) at an initial rate (Delta[Na(+)](i)/Deltat) of 5.54 +/- 0.53 x 10(-4) U/s with an increase in [NaCl](L) from 25 to 150 mM. Both Delta[Na(+)](i) and Delta[Na(+)](i)/Deltat were inhibited by 80% with 100 microM luminal furosemide. ANG II (10(-9) or 10(-12) M) added to the lumen increased MD resting [Na(+)](i) and [NaCl](L)-dependent Delta[Na(+)](i) and caused a twofold increase in Delta[Na(+)](i)/Deltat. Bath (10(-9) M) ANG II also stimulated cotransport activity, and there was no additive effect of simultaneous addition of ANG II to bath and lumen. The effects of luminal ANG II were furosemide sensitive and abolished by the AT(1) receptor blocker candesartan. ANG II at 10(-6) M failed to stimulate the cotransporter, whereas increased cotransport activity could be restored by blocking AT(2) receptors with PD-123, 319. Thus ANG II may modulate TGF responses via alterations in MD Na-2Cl-K cotransport activity.

  2. PREFACE: International & Interdisciplinary Workshop on Novel Phenomena in Integrated Complex Sciences: from Non-living to Living Systems

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    Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi; Ohta, Hiroto; Murase, Masatoshi; Nishimura, Kazuo

    2012-03-01

    In this workshop recent advancements in experiments and theories were discussed on magnetism and superconductivity, emergent phenomena in biological material, chemical properties and economic problems of non-living and living systems. The aim of the workshop was to discuss old, but also new problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, and to understand the general features behind diversity in condensed matter physics, experimental chemistry and physics in biology and economic science. The workshop was broadly based, and was titled 'International & Interdisciplinary Workshop on Novel Phenomena in Integrated Complex Sciences from Non-living to Living Systems'. However, the primary focus was on magnetism and superconductivity, and NMR research into strongly correlated electrons. The meeting was held as an ICAM workshop, upon official approval in January 2010. Both young scientists and graduate students were invited. We hope that these young scientists had the chance to talk with invited speakers and organizers on their own interests. We thank the participants who contributed through their presentations, discussions and these papers to the advancement of the subject and our understanding. The proceedings are published here in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (UK). We thank the International Advisory Committee for their advice and guidance: Evgeny Antipov Moscow State University, Russia Nicholas Curro University of California, Davis, USA Minghu Fang Zhejiang University, China Jurgen Haase University of Leipzig, Germany Takashi Imai McMaster University, Canada Peter Lemmens TU Braunschweig, Germany Herwig Michor Vienna TU, Austria Takamasa Momose University of British Columbia, Canada Raivo Stern NICPB, Estonia Louis Taillefer University of Sherbrooke, Canada Masashi Takigawa University of Tokyo, Japan This workshop was mainly organized by the International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science, Kyoto University, and was supported by ICAM

  3. FLORÍSTICA E ESTRUTURA DO COMPONENTE ARBÓREO DE UMA FLORESTA OMBRÓFILA DENSA MONTANA EM SANTA CATARINA, BRASIL

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    Dolores Martins Bosa

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Para ampliar o conhecimento sobre a Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana no Estado de Santa Catarina, foi realizado estudo florístico e fitossociológico do componente arbóreo. Neste estudo, foi usado o método do ponto quadrante (250 pontos, incluindo todos os indivíduos com Diâmetro à Altura do Peito (DAP mínimo de 5 cm. A composição florística resultou em riqueza total de 102 espécies. A densidade total arbórea foi de 2.034 indivíduos.ha-1. As famílias com maior número de espécies foram Myrtaceae, Lauraceae, Fabaceae e Annonaceae, e entre as espécies com maior valor de importância estão Euterpe edulis Mart. e Ficus adathodifolia Schott ex Spreng. A classificação das espécies arbóreas em grupos ecológicos indicou ligeira predominância de espécies dos estádios finais (56% sobre as espécies dos estádios iniciais da sucessão, indicando que a vegetação se encontra em estádio avançado da sucessão ecológica. A síndrome de dispersão predominante entre as espécies arbóreas foi a zoocoria, identificada em 77% delas, seguida pela anemocoria, que representou 15% dos casos. Os resultados apresentados contribuirão para posteriores estudos de dinâmica em remanescentes de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana e para programas de manejo, preservação e recuperação ambiental.

  4. Biosorption of Zn+2 on non living biomass of Spirulina platensis immobilized on polyurethane foam cubes: Column studies

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    P Nirguna Babu

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In the present study, the non living biomass of cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis was used for biosorption of Zn+2 in column mode. Polyurethane foam (PUF cubes were used for immobilizing the biosorbent. A maximum biomass loading of 0.2 g dry S. platensis /(g of PUF cubes could be achieved. The effect of parameters (such as pH of feed solution, flow rate of feed solution to column, bed height and initial concentration of metal ion in feed solution on uptake capacity of biosorbent was studied. A maximum uptake capacity of 87.3 mg Zn+2/(g S. platensis was observed under optimum conditions. The column was regenerated using 0.1 M HCl and sorption-desorption studies were carried out for four cycles. Both  % removal of Zn+2 and uptake capacity of biosorbent were found to progressively decrease with increase in the number of cycles. The biomass was characterized by Fourier transform infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR and Scanning Electronic Microscopic (SEM images before and after biosorption. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  5. Synthetic organisms and living machines - Positioning the products of synthetic biology at the borderline between living and non-living matter

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    2009-01-01

    The difference between a non-living machine such as a vacuum cleaner and a living organism as a lion seems to be obvious. The two types of entities differ in their material consistence, their origin, their development and their purpose. This apparently clear-cut borderline has previously been challenged by fictitious ideas of “artificial organism” and “living machines” as well as by progress in technology and breeding. The emergence of novel technologies such as artificial life, nanobiotechno...

  6. THE EFFECT OF GENDER TO LIVING AND NON-LIVING THINGS CONCEPTS IN THE WORLD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL (4th AND 5th CLASSES STUDENTS

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    Full Text Available Children begin to observe curiously the living and non-living nature they live in. They try to know and define the objects with their various characteristics. In time, they perceive the world and environment regularly and systematically. Some wrong information developed uniquely by the students in such a manner that out of scientific facts in time causes significant obstacles within the learning process. As the children develop, learn and their interaction with the environment increases, the living and non-living concepts take form and have new meanings. In our study, it has been tried to be revealed by means of quantitative data that whether the characteristics of living and non-living things differentiate from each other by gender according to them. Totally 1066 students participated in our study, of which 531 are females and 535 are males, in 12 primary schools determined at random in 7 provinces of Turkey, being one province from each region. In this study descriptive survey model is used. The data was obtained from a questionnaire which is consisting of 14 questions. The quantitative data obtained was analyzed by using SPSS 14 package programme. In this research chi-square test was used for analyzing data. 49.5 % of the female students and 50.5 % of the male students have emphasized that they learned the existence of living and non-living things around them in their families for the first time. 51.4 % of the female students and 48.6 % of the male students have stated that human comes to their minds when living thing is said. 57.9 % of the female students and 42.1 % of the male students participated in the survey have stated that moving is the first thing coming to their mind when the characteristics of living things is said. Whereas 520 students identified that not-moving is the first thing coming to their mind when the characteristics of non-living things is said, this rate is 49% for female students and 51% for male students. Whereas 390

  7. Ethanol production at 45 C by Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 during growth on molasses pre-treated with Amberlite {sup trademark} and non-living biomass

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    Farrell, E.A.; Bustard, M.; Gough, S.; McMullan, G.; Singh, P.; Singh, D.; McHale, A.P. [Biotechnology Research Group, Univ. of Ulster, School of Applied Biological and Chemical Sciences, Biotechnology Research Group, Derry (United Kingdom)

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    The use of high concentrations of molasses as a fermentation feed-stock for ethanol production is normally precluded by the presence of inhibitory compounds. Use of the thermotolerant, ethanol-producing yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 in fermentations containing high concentrations of molasses resulted in suboptimal production of ethanol. The results suggested that this was caused by the presence of inhibitory materials rather than an intolerance to increased concentrations of ethanol. In the current study we describe the pretreatment of molasses preparations with either an Amberlite{sup R} monobed mixed ion-exchange resin or non-living microbial biomass from a local distillery. In the study molasses samples diluted to yield a final sugar concentration of 160 g/l were used as the substrate. Control fermentations using the untreated molasses dilutions yielded a maximum ethanol concentration of 40 g/l, representing 49% of the maximum theoretical yield. Fermentations using molasses samples pre-treated with Amberlite{sup R} or non-living biomass yielded maximum ethanol concentrations of 58 and 54 g/l, representing 71 and 66% of the maximum theoretical yield, respectively. The results suggest that pretreatment brings about removal of toxic or inhibitory materials from the fermentation feed-stock and we believe that such pre-treatments, particularly using the less expensive non-living biomass preparations may find a role in processes concerned with the commercial production of ethanol from molasses using this microorganism. (orig.)

  8. Modelación matemática del transporte neumático del mineral laterítico en fase densa

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    Yoalbys Retirado-Mediaceja

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    Full Text Available En las empresas cubanas del níquel, el transporte neumático está limitado por el excesivo gasto de energía que alcanza los 18,82 MJ/t. Las causas que originan esta dificultad son: la incorrecta selección de la velocidad del gas transportador, la existencia de los alimentadores sinfín y la infinita variedad de características físicas y aerodinámicas de los materiales a transportar, que conducen a la inexactitud de los proyectos de las instalaciones neumáticas. A partir de los conocimientos existentes para el transporte neumático de sólidos en las fases fluida y densa se deduce un modelo teórico descriptivo, cuyos parámetros (diferencia de velocidad entre el gas y el sólido y velocidad de flotación se obtienen con datos de una instalación experimental. Para obtener los parámetros del modelo se utiliza el método de solución de ecuaciones diferenciales Runge–Kutta cuarto orden, como parte de un procedimiento iterativo que conduce a la minimización del módulo del error promedio entre los valores experimentales y los predichos por el modelo. Con el empleo del modelo se simula la dependencia de las pérdidas de presión, el flujo másico de sólido y la concentración de la mezcla en función del flujo másico de gas de los sistemas de transporte neumático del mineral laterítico. Se confirma la reducción de las pérdidas de presión con el incremento de la velocidad del fluido en zonas inferiores a los 6,12 m/s en el transporte horizontal y 5,21 m/s en el vertical. El transporte en fase densa continua se extiende hasta los 18 m/s, aproximadamente, en ambos casos.

  9. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. Feasibility of Relating Phenology and Carbohydrate Partitioning to Improve Aquatic Plant Control

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    the submersed species, coontail (Ceratophyliuw demerswm), elodea (EZodea ccznadensi), and egeria (Egeria densa), were higher in winter, with a deple...Best, E. P. H. 1977. Seasonal changes in mineral and organic compounds of Ceratophylluwn demerswn and Elodea canadensis. Aquatic Botany 3:337-348. Best...E. P. H., and J. H. A. Dassen. 1987. A seasonal study of growth char- acteristics and the levels of carbohydrates and proteins in Elodea nuttallii

  10. Avaliação do desempenho mecânico de misturas asfálticas densas utilizando materiais do Estado do Pará com o emprego de pó calcário

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Civil. O trabalho tem como foco principal avaliar o desempenho mecânico de misturas asfálticas densas, utilizando materiais empregados correntemente nas obras de pavimentação do Estado do Pará (mais especificamente oriundos da Região Nordeste deste Estado). Analisam-se comparativamente as misturas asfálticas produzidas através da formulação de curvas granulométricas ...

  11. Composição, diversidade e distribuição geográfica de plantas vasculares de uma Floresta Ombrófila Densa Atlântica do Sudeste do Brasil

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    Lima,Renato Augusto Ferreira de; Souza,Vinícius de Castro; Dittrich,Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira; Salino,Alexandre

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    Na floresta Ombrófila Densa do Parque Estadual de Carlos Botelho - PECB (ca. 37.000 ha) foi avaliada a composição, riqueza e distribuição geográfica das espécies vasculares nativas. A análise de 1143 espécies pertencentes a 140 famílias (sensu APG III) confirmaram o padrão encontrado para outras florestas do Leste do Brasil, com altas riquezas de Myrtaceae (85 espécies), Orchidaceae (81), Fabaceae (57), Asteraceae, Melastomataceae (54), Lauraceae (53), Rubiaceae (51), Bromeliaceae (43), Piper...

  12. 密花香薷挥发油化学成分及其抗菌、抗病毒活性的研究%Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial and Antiviral Activities of the Essential Oil of Elsholtzia densa Benth

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    2012-01-01

    The essential oil of Elsholtzia densa Benth has been obtained by using water distillation and analyzed by GCMS.The content of the essential oil of E.densa was 0.12%.Retention indices and mass spectral data were used to identify 26 oil components,represented 76.04% of the total essential oil.In the antimicrobial and antiviral activities assay,the essential oil exhibited antimicrobial and antiviral activities.%采用水蒸气蒸馏法提取密花香薷挥发油,测得密花香薷挥发油的得率为0.12%.利用气相色谱-质谱(GC-MS)联用技术对密花香薷挥发油的化学成分进行了分析研究,鉴定了26种化合物,占挥发油总量的76.04%.体外抗菌试验和抗病毒试验的结果表明:密花香薷挥发油具有抗菌和抗病毒作用.

  13. Arsenic removal in solution using non living bio masses of aquatic weed; Remocion de As en solucion empleando biomasas no vivas de maleza acuatica

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    Arsenic is a metalloid considered among the most dangerous to health. The As maximum level allowed of drinkable water is 0.01 mg/L established by the Who. Several techniques have been proposed to remove arsenic from water, among which are the sorption processes in economic biological materials, which has advantages for its high efficiency in dilute toxic removing from contaminated water, for these reason it is necessary to study new bio sorbents materials which are economic, simple and easy to apply in the treatment of contaminated areas. The aim of this project was evaluate the removal of As (V) in solution using two non living aquatic plants: water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and lesser duckweed (Lemna minor), characterize these materials and compare the efficiency between both; the parameters evaluated were the As (V) initial concentration in solution, contact time, ph value and the amount of biomass in contact with them. It describes the method to prepare the non living plants. The physicochemical characterization by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis was made. The results shown that cellulose is the main component confirmed by the techniques above mentioned. Surface characterization of Eichhornia crassipes and Lemna minor by specific surface area, shown 1.3521 m{sup 2}/g and 0.6395 m{sup 2}/g respectively, the hydration kinetic indicates that 24 h was the maximum hydration time for both plants; the point of zero charge determination by mass titration gives a ph=6.1 for the first plant and ph=7.1 for the second plant, finally the active site density obtained for the plants were of 8.57 sites/nm{sup 2} and 12.47 sites/nm{sup 2}. The point of zero charge was analyzed for know the ph from which the As (V) species are removal preferably. Tested contact processes between bio sorbent-As (V) were performed to assess the ability of bio masses to removal As (V) from aqueous solutions

  14. Measurement of Chlorophyll Loss Due to Phytoremediation of Ag Nanoparticles in the First-Year Laboratory

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    Winkelmann, Kurt; Bernas, Leonard; Swiger, Brendan; Brown, Shannon

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    A two-week experiment is presented in which students can observe the impact of nanoparticles on the concentration of chlorophyll in plants. First-year students in an introductory nanotechnology laboratory course and a general chemistry laboratory course synthesized silver nanoparticles and then exposed stalks of "Egeria densa" ("E.…

  15. Estrutura de uma floresta ombrófila densa montana com monodominância de dossel por Eremanthus erythropappus (DC.) MacLeish (candeia) na Serra da Mantiqueira, em Itamonte, Minas Gerais

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    Santana, Géorgea da Cruz

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever e analisar a composição florística e estrutura fitossociológica de uma área de regeneração antiga (há 63 anos) de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana em transição para Altomontana com monodominância de dossel por Eremanthus erythropappus (candeial), localizada em Itamonte, Minas Gerais, região da Serra da Mantiqueira, para avaliar o estágio sucessional da área e se essa monodominância de cobertura vegetal expressa a monodominância também em nível de estrut...

  16. Biosorption of lead(II) from aqueous solutions by non-living algal biomass Oedogonium sp. and Nostoc sp.--a comparative study.

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    Gupta, Vinod K; Rastogi, Arshi

    2008-07-15

    Industrial wastewaters containing heavy metals pose a major environmental problem that needs to be remedied. The present study reports the ability of two non-living (dried) fresh water algae, Oedogonium sp. and Nostoc sp. to remove lead(II) from aqueous solutions in batch system under varying range of pH (2.99-7.04), contact time (5-300 min), biosorbent dose (0.1-0.8 g/L), and initial metal ion concentrations (100 and 200mg/L). The optimum conditions for lead biosorption are almost same for the two algal biomass Oedogonium sp. and Nostoc sp. (pH 5.0, contact time 90 and 70 min, biosorbent dose 0.5 g/L and initial Pb(II) concentration 200mg/L) however, the biomass of Oedogonium sp. was found to be more suitable than Nostoc sp. for the development of an efficient biosorbent for the removal of lead(II) from aqueous solutions, as it showed higher values of q(e) adsorption capacity (145.0mg/g for Oedogonium sp. and 93.5mg/g for Nostoc sp.). The equilibrium data fitted well in the Langmuir isotherms than the Freundlich isotherm, thus proving monolayer adsorption of lead on both the algal biomass. Analysis of data shows that the process involves second-order kinetics and thermodynamic treatment of equilibrium data shows endothermic nature of the adsorption process. The spectrum of FTIR confirms that the amino and carboxyl groups on the surface of algal biomass were the main adsorption sites for lead removal. Both the biosorbents could be regenerated using 0.1 mol/L HCl solution, with upto 90% recovery. The biosorbents were reused in five biosorption-desorption cycles without a significant loss in biosorption capacity. Thus, this study demonstrated that both the algal biomass could be used as an efficient biosorbents for the treatment of lead(II) bearing wastewater streams.

  17. Quantification of litter and nutrients on an Atlantic Rain Forest/ Quantificação de serapilheira e de nutrientes em uma Floresta Ombrófila Densa

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    Rafaelo Balbinot

    2008-08-01

    Ombrófila Densa Submontana, Blumenau/SC. Para as coletas da serapilheira acumulada foram utilizadas cinco unidades amostrais (UAs retangulares de 10 m x 20 m em cada estádio sucessional, totalizando 15 UAs. Em cada UA com o auxílio de um gabarito de metal de 0,25 m x 0,25 m foram realizadas as coletas do material de estudo de forma aleatória com cinco repetições por UA a cada 30 dias (75 amostras/mês, ou seja, 25 amostras/estádio sucessional. Em ordem decrescente, a produção média de serapilheira acumulada nos vinte e dois meses de coleta ocorreu no estádio III (5,28 Mg ha-1 > estádio II (5,02 Mg ha-1 > estádio I (4,47 Mg ha-1. O conteúdo total de macronutrientes na serapilheira acumulada em ordem decrescente no estádio sucessional I e II foram: N > Ca > Mg > K > S > P, e no estádio sucessional III: N > Ca > Mg > S > K > P. A floresta em estudo apresentou para o conteúdo total de micronutrientes na serapilheira acumulada nos três estádios sucessionais a seguinte ordem decrescente: Fe > Mn > Zn > B > Cu. No que se refere ao conteúdo total de carbono orgânico na serapilheira acumulada, a seqüência foi: estádio sucessional II (1,65 Mg ha-1 > estádio sucessional III (1,50 Mg ha-1 > estádio sucessional I (1,47 Mg ha-1.

  18. Estudio de los flujos de contaminación movilizados en tiempo de lluvia y estrategias de gestión en un sistema de saneamiento y drenaje unitario de una cuenca urbana densa de la España húmeda

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    [Resumo] Nesta tese realizouse un estudo detallado dos fluxos de contaminación mobilizados en tempo de choiva nun sistema de saneamento e drenaxe unitario dunha conca urbana densa do noroeste de España. Ponse de manifesto a complexidade e a ampla variedade de contaminantes que son mobilizados incluíndo metais pesados, contaminantes emerxentes (en literatura anglosaxona PPCPs, “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products”) e substancias prioritarias, entre outros. Do contraste...

  19. Biosorption of As (III) by non-living biomass of an arsenic-hypertolerant Bacillus cereus strain SZ2 isolated from a gold mining environment: equilibrium and kinetic study.

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    Mohd Bahari, Zaratulnur; Ali Hamood Altowayti, Wahid; Ibrahim, Zaharah; Jaafar, Jafariah; Shahir, Shafinaz

    2013-12-01

    The ability of non-living biomass of an arsenic-hypertolerant Bacillus cereus strain SZ2 isolated from a gold mining environment to adsorb As (III) from aqueous solution in batch experiments was investigated as a function of contact time, initial As (III) concentration, pH, temperature and biomass dosage. Langmuir model fitted the equilibrium data better in comparison to Freundlich isotherm. The maximum biosorption capacity of the sorbent, as obtained from the Langmuir isotherm, was 153.41 mg/g. The sorption kinetic of As (III) biosorption followed well the pseudo-second-order rate equation. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis indicated the involvement of hydroxyl, amide and amine groups in As (III) biosorption process. Field emission scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray analysis of the non-living B. cereus SZ2 biomass demonstrated distinct cell morphological changes with significant amounts of As adsorbed onto the cells compared to non-treated cells. Desorption of 94 % As (III) was achieved at acidic pH 1 showing the capability of non-living biomass B. cereus SZ2 as potential biosorbent in removal of As (III) from arsenic-contaminated mining effluent.

  20. Eficiência de fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas no reservatório de Jupiá Fluridone efficacy for control of submersed aquatic weeds in the Jupiá reservoir

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficiência do herbicida fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas (Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum que ocorrem no reservatório da Usina Hidrelétrica Eng. Souza Dias (Jupiá, região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo. A pesquisa, que consistiu de aplicações de fluridone, foi conduzida em lagoas marginais do rio Tietê, denominadas Flórida e Barrenta. As lagoas foram divididas em faixas, cada uma delas representando um tratamento. As faixas das lagoas receberam uma aplicação inicial de fluridone, procurando-se atingir a concentração de 20 ppb. As aplicações subseqüentes foram dimensionadas para recompor e/ou manter esta concentração, sendo realizadas sempre com o auxílio de uma barra de aplicação munida de três mangueiras, com pontas injetoras submersas na água, em três profundidades (0,2, 0,6 e 1,2 m. O volume de aplicação foi mantido próximo a 54 l ha-1 de calda. Foram feitas avaliações visuais dos sintomas de fitointoxicação nas três espécies estudadas, assim como avaliação da biomassa. Nas condições da pesquisa, o fluridone controlou as macrófitas submersas Egeria najas e Egeria densa; quando cessou o efeito do fluridone, aconteceu a reinfestação de Egeria densa e Egeria najas; e não houve controle de Ceratophyllum demersum nem das espécies não-alvo, como Salvinia auriculata, Ipomoea spp., Merremia sp., Typha latifolia e Cyperus spp.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the herbicide fluridone on the control of submersed aquatic weeds (Egeria densa Planch., Egeria najas Planch. and Ceratophyllum demersum, the major aquatic weeds in the reservoir of Engº Souza Dias (Jupiá Hydroelecric Power Plant, Itapura, São Paulo. The experiment, consisted of fluridone applications and was carried out in bays of the Tietê River, called Flórida and Barrenta. The lakes were divided into zones, each considered a treatment. All

  1. Cambios dinámicos y mecánicos de una mezcla asfáltica densa por las propiedades del asfalto y la energía de compactación

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    Oscar J. Reyes-Ortiz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la influencia de tres asfaltos con características diferentes (Penetración 60/70, Penetración 85/100 y asfalto modificado con polímero en las propiedades mecánicas y dinámicas de una mezcla asfáltica densa (Md-10, usada como capa de rodadura según especificaciones del IDU. El contenido óptimo de asfalto se determinó mediante el ensayo Marshall y la caracterización mecánica y dinámica de la mezcla se realizó con los ensayos de compresión diametral a 15ºC, ensayo de pista en laboratorio a 900 MPa y 60ºC, módulo resiliente a 15, 20 y 30ºC y 5 Hz de frecuencia y la curva de estado de cohesión mediante el procedimiento de Caracterización Universal de Ligantes (UCL a 0, 10, 20, 30 y 40ºC. El estudio determinó que la mezcla construida con el asfalto 60/70 presenta mayor valor de módulo resiliente a las temperaturas estudiadas y que la mezcla fabricada con el asfalto modificado tiene deformaciones plásticas muy inferiores a los asfaltos convencionales. Por último, la resistencia a tracción indirecta y la curva de estado de cohesión es mejor para el asfalto modificado.

  2. Avaliação da reutilização da areia de fundição em misturas asfálticas densas do tipo CAUQ

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    Benedito Coutinho Neto

    2009-12-01

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    Este trabalho apresenta um estudo de alternativa para o uso da areia de fundição, reutilizando-a na composição dos agregados para concreto asfáltico e desta forma contribuir para a minimização do impacto ambiental causado por este rejeito. Na avaliação das propriedades mecânicas de interesse à pavimentação foram realizados ensaios como resistência à tração, umidade induzida, módulo de resiliência, fluência uniaxial estática e cantabro. Para classificar os materiais/resíduo e avaliar o comportamento, em termos ambientais, da mistura asfáltica com areia de fundição em longo prazo, realizaram-se, respectivamente, os ensaios de classificação de resíduos e lixiviação com extrator soxhlet. A areia de fundição e a mistura asfáltica com este material incorporado foram classificadas, respectivamente, como resíduos Não-Inerte e Inerte; além disso, as misturas asfálticas apresentaram boas propriedades mecânicas. Assim, pode-se concluir que é viável a reutilização de areia de fundição na composição do agregado para misturas asfálticas densas do tipo concreto asfáltico.

  3. Agaricales em áreas de Floresta Ombrófila Densa e plantações de Pinus no Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil Agaricales in Atlantic rain forest and Pinus plantations in Santa Catarina State, Brazil

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    Fernanda Karstedt

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os sistemas florestais de Santa Catarina são poucos estudados em relação à diversidade de Agaricales. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar e comparar a diversidade de Agaricales em dois sistemas florestais, no município de Joinville, SC. Parcelas de 20×20 m foram estabelecidas: três em Floresta Ombrófila Densa e três em plantações de Pinus. Basidiomas de fungos agaricóides foram coletados em janeiro, março, maio, julho, setembro e novembro/2004. Foram identificadas 40 espécies, 31 na Floresta e 10 nas plantações. A família mais representada foi Tricholomataceae, com 48% das espécies registradas na Floresta. As espécies com maior abundância relativa foram Camarophyllus buccinulus (41% na Floresta e Lactarius cf. fragilis (53% nas plantações. As mesmas espécies foram também as mais freqüentes, com 44% e 78% de freqüência de ocorrência, respectivamente. Considerando a riqueza de espécies e o índice de diversidade de Shannon, o estudo sugere que há maior diversidade de Agaricales na Floresta do que nas plantações de Pinus.Forest systems in Santa Catarina state are virtually unknown regarding Agaricales diversity. Our goal was to determine and compare the Agaricales diversity of two forest systems in Joinville municipality, SC. Plots of 20×20 m were established: three in the Atlantic rain forest and three in Pinus plantations. Basidiomata of Agaricales were collected in January, March, May, July, September and November/2004. Forty species were identified, 31 in the forest and 10 in the plantations. Tricholomataceae was the most important family, with 48% of the species found in the forest. The species with the highest relative abundance were Camarophyllus buccinulus (41% and Lactarius cf. fragilis (53% in the forest and in the plantations, respectively. These were also the most frequent species recovered in the forest and in the plantations, with frequency values of 44% and 78%, respectively. Considering species

  4. La etnografía utilizada en una investigación en enfermería: La construcción de una "descripción densa" Ethnography in nursing research: The construction of a "dense description"

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    Adelina Giacomelli Prochnow

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available La etnografía ha sido utilizada con frecuencia en la investigación en el campo de la enfermería. Así mismo, es considerada por muchos investigadores como un método destinado a estudiar culturas exóticas o grupos sociales de desfavorecidos. Este artículo pretende compartir las experiencias de los autores con la utilización de la etnografía como abordaje metodológico, en una investigación sobre las perspectivas culturales en el ejercicio del liderazgo del enfermero, considerando el contexto hospitalario. La fundamentación teórica y metodológica utilizada como base en la investigación fue la Antropología Interpretativa de Cliffort Geertz. Se realizan consideraciones conceptuales y prácticas de la construcción del análisis etnográfico, el cual comprendió la utilización de las técnicas de investigación, observación participante y encuesta semi-estructurada, permitiendo la construcción de una "descripción densa" del objeto en cuestión. La etnografía es destacada como una posibilidad a utilizarse en el estudio de los fenómenos del trabajo y de la gestión en enfermería.The ethnography has been often used in nursing researches. However, it is still considered by many researchers as a scientific method for studies of exotic cultures or poorer social groups. This paper aims to report and share its authors’ experiences with the use of the ethnography as a methodological approach in the investigation one tried to understand the cultural perspectives that involve the leadership practice of the nurse in the hospital context. The theoretical and methodological approach used in this investigation was the Interpretative Anthropology by Clifford Geertz. There are conceptual and practical considerations which are vivified in the construct of the ethnographic analysis, which involved the use of research techniques participant observation and semi-structured interview, allowing the construction of a "dense description" of the object

  5. Ecological succession of a stretch of Dense Rain Forest in the Lowlands, Carauari, Amazonas, Brazil Sucessão ecológica de um trecho de Floresta Ombrófila Densa de Terras Baixas, Carauari, Amazonas

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    Rosival Barros de Andrade Lima

    2011-09-01

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    This work was carried out in a stretch of Dense Rain Forest in the lowland county of Carauari, Amazonas, aiming to estimate the species composition of tree layer and classify the species in their ecological groups in order to obtain information about the current situation of the forest fragment, to be the basis for strategies for conservation and preservation as well as the basis for formulating research aimed at the dissemination of knowledge and its application to sustainable production. The forest inventory was conducted in an area of 275 ha, crossed by three transects (822 m, 1,265 m and 2,349 m, totaling 4.436 m. Plots were installed in 20 m x 25 m, 50 m equidistant, merged to the right and left of the line transect, totaling 66 sampling units. All tree individuals trees that had a circumference of 1,30 m above the ground (CAP ≥ 25 cm were identified and measured. There were 3,050 individuals distributed in 133 species, 93 genera and 49 families. It was observed that the species of early succession (pioneer + early secondary were more numerous, showing characteristics of a forest in early successional stage.

     

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    O presente trabalho foi realizado em um trecho de Floresta Ombrofila Densa de Terras Baixas no Municipio de Carauari, Amazonas, tendo como objetivo estimar a composicao floristica do estrato arboreo e classificar as especies nos respectivos grupos ecologicos, a fim de se obter informacoes sobre a atual situacao do fragmento florestal, para embasar estrategias de conservacao e preservacao, bem como embasar a formulacao de pesquisas que visem a disseminacao do conhecimento e sua aplicacao na producao sustentavel. O inventario florestal foi realizado em uma area de 275 ha, cortada por tres transectos (822 m, 1.265 m e 2.349 m, totalizando 4.436 m. Foram instaladas parcelas de 20 m x 25 m, equidistantes a cada 50 m e intercaladas a direita e a esquerda da linha do

  6. Análise multivariada para estratificação volumétrica de uma floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme, Amazônia Oriental

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    Souza Agostinho Lopes de

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi propor um método de estratificação em classes homogêneas de estoque volumétrico da floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme não explorada, empregando-se as técnicas de análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, pertencente à empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, de propriedade do Grupo Rosa Madeireira, Município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará. Foi realizado um censo (100%, no qual se estimaram os volumes do fuste comercial das árvores com dap > 45 cm de 55 espécies comerciais em 49 talhões de exploração com 10 ha cada um. Reuniram-se os volumes estimados do fuste comercial das árvores individuais por talhão em ordem crescente. Elaborou-se uma matriz X de dados desses volumes, em que cada variável x ij representou o i-ésimo volume classificado no j-ésimo talhão. A matriz X foi utilizada como input nas análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A aplicação da análise de agrupamento, método de Ward, resultou em agrupamentos hierárquicos dos talhões em classes de estoques. A análise do dendrograma permitiu estratificar o povoamento em três grupos homogêneos e distintos, denominados classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos. A análise discriminante, método de Fisher, indicou que 100% dos talhões foram corretamente classificados. A classificação multivariada da floresta em classes de estoques volumétricos mostrou-se um método eficiente na estratificação de áreas homogêneas de florestas ineqüiâneas, as quais podem se constituir em estratos, compartimentos, classes de sítio e unidades de produção anual.

  7. A Study on the Abilities of Removing Nitrogen and Phosphorous from Different Eutrophic Waters by E/odea densa (P/anch.) Casp.%水蕴草对不同程度富营养化水体中氮磷去除能力的研究

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    左奇丽; 李子燕; 杨晓玲; 刘开庆; 杜亮; 杜谨宏; 邱莉; 江浩

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    通过静态模拟试验,研究了沉水植物水蕴草[日D幽a幽n5a俨店n曲.)白印.]对5种不同程度富营养化水体中氮、磷的去除能力。实验结果表明,水蕴草在5种不同程度富营养化水体中均能正常生长,且对水体中的氮、磷均表现出良好的净化效果。5种不同程度富营养化水体的TN、N03-N、NH4-N、TP浓度分别由初始的3-36、2.25-27、1.2-9,1.2-14.4mg/L降至0.29-6.82、0.3-5.8、0-1.035、0.022-5.51mg/L。在模拟的不同营养浓度条件下,水蕴草对5种水体中TN、N03-N,NH4-N、TP的累积去除率分别为:17%-28%、62%~88%、30%-70%,60%-100%。研究同时发现,水蕴草可以较好地净化不同程度的富营养化水体,并能保持清洁水体水质。%Through a series of static simulation tests, the abilities of removing nitrogen and phosphorous from different eutrophic waters by Elodea densa (Planch.) Casp. were studied. The results showed that Elodea densa (Planch.) Casp. was able to grow normally in five water bodies with different eutrophic levels, and showed well efficient to remove nitrogen and phosphorous. In different eutrophic waters, the total nitrogen, nitrate (as N), ammonium (as N) and total phosphorus contents of 3 - 36, 2.25 - 27, 1.2 - 9 and 1.2-14.4 mg/L could be dropped to 0.29 - 6.82, 0.3 - 5.8, 0 - 1.035 and 0.022 - 5.51 mg/L, respectively. Their cumulative removal rates by Elodea densa (Planch.) casp. could reach 17% - 28%, 62% - 88%, 30% - 70% and 60% - 100%, respectively, pertinent to those five eutrophic waters. It has been found that Elodea densa (Planch.) Casp. could better purify water bodies with various eutrophic levels whilst keeping the waters clean.

  8. 高密度澄清池与V型滤池在钢铁废水处理中的应用%Application of DensaDeg(R) Clarifier and Aquazur(R) V Filter to Wastewater Treatment in Iron and Steel Industry

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    王红萍; 黄种买; 张运华; 黄光辉; 李建梅

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    武钢北湖污水回用工程将由明渠收集的武钢生产废水、少量生活污水和雨污水形成的综合废水处理后回用于工业生产.该工程采用包含高密度沉淀池(the DensaDeg(R) clarifier)和V型滤池(the Aquazur(R)Vfilter)的两级混凝分离+消毒的工艺.10个月的运行表明,系统能有效去除悬浮物、铁和不溶解性油,出水浊度、铁、不溶解性油均达到甚至优于设计目标.但是,进出水总硬度变化甚微,且后混凝对出水铁含量有不利影响.此外,出水氯离子含量明显增加,将对回用系统中的金属材料有不利的影响.鉴于此,建议对高密度沉淀池的石灰软化过程、后混凝的微絮凝过滤过程中铁的行为、出水氯离子降低途径开展更深入的研究.为了进一步降低运行费用,建议对药剂投加量进行优化研究.%This paper described operation performance of the Beihu Wastewater Treatment Works in Wuhan Iron & Steel Co.Ltd (WISCO),in which steel integrated effluents,domestic sewage and storm-water runoff in WISCO are treated and disposed for reuse in its industrial production by using techniques of two-level coagulation and separation plus chemical disinfection with focus on the proprietary equipment of DensaDeg (R) clarifier and Aquazur(R) V filter from Degremont Technogies.During the continuous operation for 10 months,the performance showed the effluent quality of wastewater treated in terms of turbidity,total ferrous,COD and insoluble oil has come up to or better than the design criteria.However,few reduction of total hardness was made during the treatment,in addition concentration of chloride ion in the effluent increased from 89 mg/L to 98 mg/L; therefore,it was proposed that further research should be done regarding lime softening of DensaDeg(R) clarifier,behaviour of ferrum in the process of micro-flocculation/filtration,and the way to reducing concentration of chloride ion in the effluent,as well as how to reduce the

  9. RESISTENCIA MECÁNICA EVALUADA EN EL ENSAYO MARSHALL DE MEZCLAS DENSAS EN CALIENTE ELABORADAS CON ASFALTOS MODIFICADOS CON DESECHOS DE POLICLORURO DE VINILO (PVC, POLIETILENO DE ALTA DENSIDAD (PEAD Y POLIESTIRENO (PS MECHANICAL RESISTANCE OF HOT THICK MIXTURES MADE WITH ASPHALT MODIFIED WITH POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, POLYCLORURE (PVC WASTES, HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (PEAD, AND POLYSTYRENE (PS EVALUATED IN MARSHALL ASSAY

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    Hugo Alexánder Rondón Quintana

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo buscó evaluar en laboratorio el cambio en la resistencia mecánica que experimentan mezclas asfálticas densas en caliente cuando se adicionan, por vía húmeda, al cemento asfáltico aditivos poliméricos producto de desechos industriales del tipo plastómero (policloruro de vinilo, polietileno de alta densidad y poliestireno. Para tal fin se empleó el ensayo Marshall. De los resultados obtenidos se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de mezclas asfálticas modificadas con desechos del tipo plastómero es mayor en comparación con las convencionales (mezclas que emplean asfaltos sin ningún aditivo.The main objective of this research Project was to evaluate in a laboratory the change in mechanical strength that dense hot asphalt mixtures go through when waste polymeric additives of plastomeric type (polyvinyl chloride, high density polyethylene and polystyrene are added to asphalt cement, by 'wet way'. This change was evaluated using Marshall Test. The general conclusion of the experimental results was that modified hot asphalt mixtures present better mechanical behavior than conventional mixtures (mixtures which use asphalt without additives.

  10. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina = Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State

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    Sinara Colonetti

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação destaformação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 107 espécies, pertencentes a 42 famílias botânicas, totalizando 1.715 indivíduos. As espécies com maiores valores de importância (VI foram Euterpeedulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. e Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K. Schum. Entre as espécies identificadas, encontrou-se elevado índice de zoofilia e zoocoria. Pela característica florística eabundância de serapilheira, a área encontra-se em estádio avançado de regeneração natural.Aiming to provide primary data to be used in restoration programs, data from a floristic and phytosociological survey at a Submontane Ombrophilous Dense Forest remnant around São Bento river dam (Siderópolis municipality, Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil are presented. All tree individuals with a diameter at breast height (DBH≥ 5 cm were recorded (1 ha plot. 1,715 individuals belonging to 107 species and 42 botanical families were identified. Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. and Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K.Schum. were the species with higher values of structural importance.High index of zoophily and zoochory were registered among the identified species. From the floristic composition and litter abundance, it can be assumed that the studied area corresponds to an advanced stage of natural regeneration.

  11. Species richness of pteridophytes in a montane Atlantic rain forest plot of Southern Brazil Riqueza específica de pteridófitas em uma área de Floresta Ombrófila Densa montana no Sul do Brasil

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    Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available A floristic survey of pteridophytes (ferns and fern allies was carried out in a 1ha plot in the Pico do Marumbi State Park, Morretes, State of Paraná, Southern Brazil. The study area is covered with a closed ombrophilous forest (Brazilian Atlantic Forest and lies approximately 630 m in elevation. All species and life-forms of pteridophytes growing in the plot were registered and most of them were collected for taxonomic identification. A total of 81 species, belonging to 17 families were registered. The richest were Polypodiaceae (12 species, Hymenophyllaceae (11 and Lomariopsidaceae (11. The richest genera were Asplenium (ten species, Elaphoglossum (10 and Trichomanes (six. Life-form composition was: epiphytes (49 species, terrestrials (28, lithophytes (two, epiphytes/terrestrials/lithophytes (one and epiphytes/lithophytes (one. No hemiepiphytes were found. Terrestrials included herbaceous (22 species, arborescent (four and climbing (two. Species richness of the plot can be considered as high when compared to other neotropical sites.Um inventário florístico de pteridófitas (samambaias e grupos aparentados foi realizado em uma área de 1ha (100×100 m no Parque Estadual Pico do Marumbi, município de Morretes, Estado do Paraná, Brasil. A área de estudo é coberta por Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana e situase a aproximadamente 630 m de altitude. Todas as espécies e formas de vida de pteridófitas ocorrentes no interior da área foram registradas e a maioria foi coletada para determinação específica. No total, 81 espécies pertencentes a 17 famílias foram registradas. As famílias mais ricas foram Polypodiaceae (12 espécies, Hymenophyllaceae (11 e Lomariopsidaceae (11. Os gêneros mais ricos foram Asplenium (dez espécies, Elaphoglossum (dez e Trichomanes (seis. A composição por forma de vida foi: epífitas (49 espécies, terrícolas (28, rupícolas (duas, epífitas/terrícolas/rupícolas (uma e epífitas/rupícolas (uma. Nenhuma

  12. Urea-induced oxidative damage in Elodea densa leaves.

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    Maleva, Maria; Borisova, Galina; Chukina, Nadezda; Prasad, M N V

    2015-09-01

    Urea being a fertilizer is expected to be less toxic to plants. However, it was found that urea at 100 mg L(-1) caused the oxidative stress in Elodea leaves due to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation that are known to stimulate antioxidant pathway. Urea at a concentration of 500 and 1000 mg L(-1) decreased low-molecular-weight antioxidants. In this case, the antioxidant status of plants was supported by the activity of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase and guaiacol peroxidase. A significant increase in the soluble proteins and -SH groups was observed with high concentrations of urea (30-60 % of control). Thus, the increased activity of antioxidant enzymes, low-molecular-weight antioxidants, and induced soluble protein thiols are implicated in plant resistance to oxidative stress imposed by urea. We found that guaiacol peroxidase plays an important role in the removal of the peroxide in Elodea leaves exposed to 1000 mg L(-1)of urea.

  13. Assessment of metal sorption mechanisms by aquatic macrophytes using PIXE analysis

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    Módenes, A.N., E-mail: anmodenes@yahoo.com.br [Department of Chemical Engineering-Postgraduate Program, West Parana State University, Campus of Toledo, rua da Faculdade 645, Jd. La Salle, 85903-000 Toledo, PR (Brazil); Espinoza-Quiñones, F.R.; Santos, G.H.F.; Borba, C.E. [Department of Chemical Engineering-Postgraduate Program, West Parana State University, Campus of Toledo, rua da Faculdade 645, Jd. La Salle, 85903-000 Toledo, PR (Brazil); Rizzutto, M.A. [Physics Institute, University of São Paulo, Rua do Matão s/n, Travessa R 187, 05508-900 São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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    Highlights: • Divalent metal ion removals by Egeria densa biosorbent. • Multielements concentrations in biosorbent samples by PIXE analysis. • Elements mass balance in liquid and solid phase before and after metal removals. • Assessment of the mechanisms involved in Cd{sup 2+} and Zn{sup 2+} removal by biosorbent. • Confirmation of the signature of ion exchange process in metal removal. -- Abstract: In this work, a study of the metal sorption mechanism by dead biomass has been performed. All batch metal biosorption experiments were performed using the aquatic macrophyte Egeria densa as biosorbent. Divalent cadmium and zinc solutions were used to assess the sorption mechanisms involved. Using a suitable equilibrium time of 2 h and a mixture of 300 mg biosorbent and 50 mL metal solution at pH 5, monocomponent sorption experiments were performed. In order to determine the residual amounts of metals in the aqueous solutions and the concentrations of removed metals in the dry biomass, Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) measurements in thin and thick target samples were carried out. Based on the strong experimental evidence from the mass balance among the major elements participating in the sorption processes, an ion exchange process was identified as the mechanism responsible for metal removal by the dry biomass.

  14. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345 Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345

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    João André Jarenkow

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação desta formação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 107 espécies, pertencentes a 42 famílias botânicas, totalizando 1.715 indivíduos. As espécies com maiores valores de importância (VI foram Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. e Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K. Schum. Entre as espécies identificadas, encontrou-se elevado índice de zoofilia e zoocoria. Pela característica florística e abundância de serapilheira, a área encontra-se em estádio avançado de regeneração naturalAiming to provide primary data to be used in restoration programs, data from a floristic and phytosociological survey at a Submontane Ombrophilous Dense Forest remnant around São Bento river dam (Siderópolis municipality, Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil are presented. All tree individuals with a diameter at breast height (DBH ≥ 5 cm were recorded (1 ha plot. 1,715 individuals belonging to 107 species and 42 botanical families were identified. Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. and Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K.Schum. were the species with higher values of structural importance. High index of zoophily and zoochory were registered among the identified species. From the floristic composition and litter abundance, it can be assumed that the studied area corresponds to an advanced stage of natural regeneration

  15. Levantamento da infestação de plantas aquáticas em Porto Primavera antes do enchimento final do reservatório Aquatic plant infestation assessment in Porto Primavera reservoir before final filling

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    D Martins

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar as plantas aquáticas e os níveis de infestação de cada espécie em Porto Primavera antes do enchimento final do reservatório. Foram avaliados todos os focos de vegetação aquática no reservatório (72 pontos, sendo os pontos demarcados com um aparelho de GPS. As espécies foram identificadas e estimouse visualmente (tamanho da área a distribuição proporcional das plantas no foco de infestação. Após a identificação, foram encontradas 18 espécies de plantas aquáticas vegetando no reservatório, das quais foram determinadas a frequência de espécie de planta aquática e a distribuição dentro do sistema de geração de energia. As espécies encontradas no reservatório foram: Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia azurea, Pistia stratiotes, Paspalum repens, Cyperus brevifolius, Paspalum conspersum, Echinochloa polystachya, Egeria densa, Egeria najas, Polygonum hidropiperoides, Polygonum lapathifolium, Alternanthera philoxeroides, Eleocharis sellowiana, Nymphaea ampla, Pontederia cordata, Salvinia auriculata, Salvinia rotundifolia e Typha angustifolia. As maiores frequências relativas foram observadas em: E. azurea (36,11%, E. crassipes (16,67%, P. stratiotes (13,89%, S. auriculata (13,89%, C. brevifolius (11,11% e P. lapathifolium (6,94%.The objective of this work was to identify the aquatic plants and their infestation levels in Porto Primavera Reservoir in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, before the reservoir was filled. The aquatic vegetation in the dam (72 sites were evaluated and marked with GPS equipment. The species were identified and a visual estimate (site size of the proportional distribution of the plants in the infestation foci was carried out. After plant identification, eighteen macrophyte species were found in the dam and their frequency and distribution were determined as follows: Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia azurea, Pistia stratiotes, Paspalum repens, Cyperus brevifolius

  16. Student Science Research Associates (SSRA) 1996 Research Journal

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    Knezovich, J. [ed.

    1996-12-01

    The following student projects are reported: SSRA water research projects, various effects on polliwogs` growth and development, effects of Willow Park Golf Course on nitrate and phosphate levels in San Leandro Creek, water quality evaluation using color infrared photography, biochemical analysis of aquatic insects, effects of miracid/calcium chloride/liquid plant food on stringless bush beans, effects of vegetable oil on bean growth, effect of river water on lima beans, effect of storm water runoff on pH and phosphate levels of Dry Creek, acid rain in Modesto, use of random amplified polymorphic DNA to study Egeria Densa, and effect of marination on formation of heterocyclic aromatic amines in cooked chicken meat.

  17. ANÁLISIS COMPARATIVO DE LA REMOCIÓN DE UN SUSTRATO ORGÁNICO

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    BOLAÑOS BENÍTEZ SANDRA VIVIANA

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial de dos macrófitas acuáticas para remover Ftalato Ácido de Potasio (FAP, en sistemas batch con aireación permanente e iluminación de 12 horas, con demandas químicas de oxígeno teóricas iniciales de 250, 500 y 1000 mg/L. En términos de remoción de DQO, el tratamiento con Pistia stratiotes logró remociones promedio de 77,45% para la DQO más baja, 84,25% para la DQO intermedia y 93,47% para la DQO teórica de 1000 mg/L. El tratamiento con Egeria densa alcanzó remociones de 79,80%, 85,25% y 92,5% respectivamente, lo cual indica que la macrófita sumergida E. densa alcanzó remociones superiores a las de P. satratiotes debido a su capacidad para absorber nutrientes por la superficie de las hojas. Estos resultados evidencian que a mayor DQO, hay mayor remoción. Otros parámetros fisicoquímicos fueron monitoreados a lo largo de los bioensayos: Temperatura del agua, Conductividad Eléctrica (CE, Oxígeno Disuelto (OD, Potencial de Hidrógeno (pH, Alcalinidad total y Dureza total. La CE se incrementó diariamente en el periodo de 15 días al igual que la dureza total y el pH. Por su parte la alcalinidad fluctuó con tendencia general a disminuir en los tratamientos de menor carga y a aumentar en el de mayor carga tanto para Pistia como para Egeria.

  18. Interactions of gold nanoparticles with freshwater aquatic macrophytes are size and species dependent.

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    Glenn, J Brad; White, Sarah A; Klaine, Stephen J

    2012-01-01

    The partitioning of 4- and 18-nm gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to aquatic macrophytes was investigated in vivo with exposure suspension in well water. Three morphologically distinct aquatic macrophytes were studied. Myriophyllum simulans Orch. and Egeria densa Planch. are submerged aquatic vascular plants, whereas Azolla caroliniana Willd. is a free-floating aquatic fern. Because aquatic plants absorb the majority of their nutrients from the water column, it is logical to hypothesize that they may absorb nanomaterials in suspension, potentially facilitating trophic transfer. Each plant was exposed to two different-sized gold nanospheres at a nominal concentration of 250 µg/L AuNPs for 24 h. Macrophytes were harvested at six time points (1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 h), dried, and then analyzed for gold concentration via inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Concentrations were normalized to whole-plant dry tissue mass. The present study shows that absorption of AuNPs through root uptake was size and species dependent. Electron microscopy revealed that 4- and 18-nm AuNPs adsorbed to the roots of each species. Root tissue was sectioned, and transmission electron microscopy indicated that 4-nm and 18-nm AuNPs were absorbed by A. caroliniana, whereas only 4-nm AuNPs were absorbed by M. simulans. Egeria densa did not absorb AuNPs of either size. Gold nanoparticles were confirmed in tissue by using energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Absorption of AuNPs by plants may be a function of the salinity tolerance of each species.

  19. Quantum neurophysics: From non-living matter to quantum neurobiology and psychopathology.

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    Tarlacı, Sultan; Pregnolato, Massimo

    2016-05-01

    The concepts of quantum brain, quantum mind and quantum consciousness have been increasingly gaining currency in recent years, both in scientific papers and in the popular press. In fact, the concept of the quantum brain is a general framework. Included in it are basically four main sub-headings. These are often incorrectly used interchangeably. The first of these and the one which started the quantum mind/consciousness debate was the place of consciousness in the problem of measurement in quantum mechanics. Debate on the problem of quantum measurement and about the place of the conscious observer has lasted almost a century. One solution to this problem is that the participation of a conscious observer in the experiment will radically change our understanding of the universe and our relationship with the outside world. The second topic is that of quantum biology. This topic has become a popular field of research, especially in the last decade. It concerns whether or not the rules of quantum physics operate in biological structures. It has been shown in the latest research on photosynthesis, the sense of smell and magnetic direction finding in animals that the laws of quantum physics may operate in warm-wet-noisy biological structures. The third sub-heading is quantum neurobiology. This topic has not yet gained wide acceptance and is still in its early stages. Its primary purpose is directed to understand whether the laws of quantum physics are effective in the biology of the nervous system or not. A further step in brain neurobiology, toward the understanding of consciousness formation, is the research of quantum laws effects upon neural network functions. The fourth and final topic is quantum psychopathology. This topic takes its basis and its support from quantum neurobiology. It comes from the idea that if quantum physics is involved in the normal working of the brain, diseased conditions of the brain such as depression, anxiety, dementia, schizophrenia and hallucinations can be explained by quantum physical pathology. In this article, these topics will be reviewed in a general framework, and for the first time a general classification will be made for the quantum brain theory.

  20. Significance of exploiting non-living biomaterials for the biosorption of wastewater pollutants.

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    Rangabhashiyam, S; Suganya, E; Selvaraju, N; Varghese, Lity Alen

    2014-06-01

    Industrial effluents from various sectors have become a matter of major environmental concern. The treatment of wastewater in recent year plays a significant role in order to remove the pollutants and to safeguard the water resource. The conventional wastewater treatment is considered costlier and associated with problem of sludge generation. Biosorption methods are considered as the potential solution due to their economical efficiency, good adsorption capacity and eco-friendliness. In this review, an extensive list of biosorbents from algae, bacteria, fungi and agricultural byproducts have been compiled. The suitability of biosorbents towards the eradication of heavy metals, textile dyes and phenolic compounds were highlighted. It is evident from the literature survey of recently published research articles that the biosorbents have demonstrated outstanding removal potential towards the wastewater pollutants. Therefore, biosorbents from the source of dead microbial and agricultural byproduct can be viable alternatives to activated carbon for the wastewater treatment.

  1. Water level fluctuations in a tropical reservoir: the impact of sediment drying, aquatic macrophyte dieback, and oxygen availability on phosphorus mobilization.

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    Keitel, Jonas; Zak, Dominik; Hupfer, Michael

    2016-04-01

    Reservoirs in semi-arid areas are subject to water level fluctuations (WLF) that alter biogeochemical processes in the sediment. We hypothesized that wet-dry cycles may cause internal eutrophication in such systems when they affect densely vegetated shallow areas. To assess the impact of WLF on phosphorus (P) mobilization and benthic P cycling of iron-rich sediments, we tested the effects of (i) sediment drying and rewetting, (ii) the impact of organic matter availability in the form of dried Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa), and (iii) alternating redox conditions in the surface water. In principle, drying led to increased P release after rewetting both in plant-free and in plant-amended sediments. Highest P mobilization was recorded in plant amendments under oxygen-free conditions. After re-establishment of aerobic conditions, P concentrations in surface water decreased substantially owing to P retention by sediments. In desiccated and re-inundated sediments, P retention decreased by up to 30% compared to constantly inundated sediments. We showed that WLF may trigger biochemical interactions conducive to anaerobic P release. Thereby, E. densa showed high P release and even P uptake that was redox-controlled and superimposed sedimentary P cycling. Macrophytes play an important role in the uptake of P from the water but may be also a significant source of P in wet-dry cycles. We estimated a potential for the abrupt release of soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) by E. densa of 0.09-0.13 g SRP per m(2) after each wet-dry cycle. Released SRP may exceed critical P limits for eutrophication, provoking usage restrictions. Our results have implications for management of reservoirs in semi-arid regions affected by WLF.

  2. Comportamiento de una Mezcla Densa en Caliente Elaborada con Asfaltos Modificados con Asfaltita

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    Hugo A. Rondón-Quintana

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Laboratory tests were used to evaluate the effect on the mechanical properties of a hot asphalt mix (MDC-2 as per INVIAS, 2007 specifications due to the addition by wet way of a natural asphaltite from the San Alberto Mine (Santander, Colombia. The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus and rutting were evaluated. Two asphalt cements (CA were used, CA 80-100 from the Barrancabermeja refinery (Colombia and CA 60-70 from Apiay (Colombia. The results show that the mechanical properties evaluated were higher for the MDC2 mixes modified with asphaltite compared with mixtures with asphalts without additives. Additionally penetration tests at different temperatures and softening points were conducted on asphalt cementswith and without additive. The asphaltite produces higher penetration resistance and lower thermal flow susceptibility.

  3. Recién nacido con imagen torácica densa

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    Presentamos un recien nacido varón de 48 horas de vida que ingresa por cianosis, bradicardia e hipotonia. Es fruto de la séptima gestación de una madre añosa de 41 años de edad entre cuyos antecedentes sólo resaltan tres abortos previos al embarazo actual, dos de ellos provocados.Este embarazo fue bien controlado..

  4. Obtaining of ceramics biphasic dense and porous; Obtencao de ceramicas bifasicas densas e porosas

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    Pallone, E.M.J.A.; Rigo, E.C.S., E-mail: eliria@usp.b [Universidade de Sao Paulo (FZEA/USP), Pirassununga, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Basicas; Silva, K.L. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEM/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica; Rezende, M.E. [Universidade Sao Francisco, Itatiba, SP (Brazil); Fraga, A.F. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais; Marques, R.F.C. [Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL), Pocos de Caldas, MG (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    Among the bioceramic hydroxyapatite (HAP) and beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) are materials commonly used in biomedical field. Their combined properties result in a material with absorbable and at the same time with bioactive surface. Called biphasic ceramics such materials respond more quickly when exposed to physiological environment. In this work, powders of HAP/beta-TCP were obtained by chemical precipitation. After obtaining the post-phase was added at a ratio of 0, 15% and 30w% aqueous solutions of corn starch in order to obtain porous bodies. After mixing the resulting solutions were dried, resigned in tablet form and sintered at 1300 deg C. The initial powder was characterized by X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement to quantify the phases present. Bodies-of-evidence has been characterized by calculating the bulk density, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and diametral compression. (author)

  5. Limnological variables and nutritional content of submerged aquatic macrophytes in a tropical lagoon Variáveis limnológicas e conteúdo nutricional de macrófitas aquáticas submersas em uma lagoa tropical

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    Bruno dos Santos Esteves

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate elemental composition (C, N and P and carbohydrate and lipids content of aquatic macrophytes Egeria densa, Ceratophyllum demersum and Najas marina found in a lagoon of Norte Fluminense and relate these data to limnological parameters measured in the same period; METHODS: The samples were obtained from 10 sites throughout the lagoon in July/2001 (dry season and January/2002 (rainy season with determinations limnological parameters and quantification of nutrient content and biochemical composition of the aquatic macrophytes; RESULTS: High values of electrical conductivity and alkalinity explain the spatial distribution of the studied macrophytes; and the pH values (OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a composição elementar (C, N e P e conteúdo de carboidratos e lipídeos das macrófitas aquáticas Egeria densa, Ceratophyllum demersum e Najas marina encontradas em uma lagoa do Norte Fluminense, e relacionar esses dados a parâmetros limnológicos medidos em igual período; MÉTODOS: As amostras foram obtidas em julho/2001 (período seco e janeiro/2002 (período chuvoso, em 10 pontos ao longo da lagoa do Campelo com determinações de parâmetros limnológicos e quantificação de componentes nutricionais e bioquímicos das macrófitas aquáticas; RESULTADOS: Elevados valores de condutividade elétrica e alcalinidade explicam a distribuição espacial das macrófitas estudadas, e os valores de pH (<9,0, supersaturação de O2 e subsaturação de CO2 sugerem uma elevada produção primária, tanto fitoplanctônica quanto de macrófitas submersas. Para os nutrientes avaliados nas macrófitas aquáticas, variações sazonais significativas foram observadas no conteúdo de fósforo total (p < 0,05, de nitrogênio total e carbono total, entretanto, sem qualquer padrão definido entre períodos sazonais e macrófitas. Observou-se tendência às maiores concentrações de P nos tecidos das macr

  6. Dynamic changes in an estuary over the past eleven years

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    Khanna, S.; Bellvert, J.; Shapiro, K.; Ustin, S.

    2015-12-01

    Extreme climatic events such as drought, 100-year floods, etc. can change the state of an ecosystem that is already in flux. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California is one of the most modified estuaries in the world. The hydrology of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been extensively altered by a network of levees, dams, and canals implemented through federal and state reclamation projects. These changes have made its ecosystem vulnerable to invasion by eliminating the competitive advantage of low-nutrient brackish-adapted native species via nutrient loading and reduced salinity which favor opportunistic species. The extreme drought in California since 2010 has likely increased shallow habitat with slow moving water, and the mild winters and lack of large storms have also favored the spread of non-native species.Six years of hyperspectral data of the Delta spread over a period of 11 years (HyMap data from 2004 to 2008, and AVIRIS-NG data in 2014) offer a unique opportunity to study the invasive species distribution in the Delta. In 2004, two aggressive freshwater invasive species were flourishing in the Delta: the floating species, Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) and the submerged species, Egeria densa (Brazilian waterweed). A third invasive floating genus Ludwigia spp. (water primrose) was just beginning to establish itself in the northwest portion of the Delta. We classified these invasive species for all six years of data. Our results show that from 2004 to 2008, floating and submerged vegetation decreased overall. Among floating species, Eichhornia crassipes was co-dominant with Hydrocotyle spp., a native floating macrophyte. From 2008 to 2014 however, the total area covered by floating macrophytes in the Delta increased many-fold from 320 to 2610 hectares. The composition of this functional group also changed. Native Hydrocotyle cover reduced drastically and Ludwigia replaced it as the co-dominant comprising a third of all floating macrophyte

  7. Ocorrência de plantas aquáticas nos reservatórios da Light-RJ Ocurrence of aquatic plants in the Light-RJ reservoirs

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    D. Martins

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi caracterizar as comunidades infestantes de plantas aquáticas presentes nos reservatórios da Light-Sistema de Eletricidade S.A., localizada no município de Piraí-RJ. Os levantamentos foram realizados no período de julho a setembro de 1998. Os reservatórios analisados foram: Vigário, Pereira Passos e Lajes, sendo as quantidades de pontos amostrados de 19, 9 e 15, respectivamente. Em cada ponto amostrado fez-se a marcação das coordenadas geográficas e avaliou-se a porcentagem de ocupação do corpo d'água pelas espécies de plantas aquáticas presentes. Depois da identificação das plantas, pôde-se verificar quais eram as espécies mais freqüentes e a sua distribuição dentro do sistema de geração de energia. As espécies encontradas nos reservatórios foram: Brachiaria arrecta (Hack. Stent.; Egeria densa Planch.; Eichhornia azurea (Sw. Kunth.; Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms.; Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Rudge Nees.; Panicum rivulare Trin.; Pistia stratiotis L.; Polygonum spp.; Sagitaria montevidensis Cham. & Schlecht; Salvinia auriculata (Micheli Adans; e Thypha dominguensis L.This study aimed to describe the aquatic weeds infesting the Light-Electric System S.A. reservoirs, located in Pirai-RJ, Brazil. The survey was carried out from July to September 1998. The reservoirs analyzed were: Vigario, Pereira Passos and Lajes, with 19, 9 and 15 points being sampled, respectively. Sampled geographic coordinates were marked in each point and a visual estimate was made of the percentage of river water occupied by the aquatic plants. After plant identification, the most frequent species and their distribution were determined as follows: Brachiaria arrecta (Hack. Stent.; Egeria densa Planch.; Eichhornia azurea (Sw. Kunth.; Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms.; Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Rudge Nees.; Panicum rivulare Trin.; Pistia stratiotis L.; Polygonum spp.; Sagitaria montevidensis Cham.& Schlecht

  8. Inorganic carbon shortage may limit the development of submersed macrophytes in habitats of the Paraná River basin Baixas concentrações de carbono inorgânico podem limitar o desenvolvimento de macrófitas submersas em habitats do alto rio Paraná

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    Aline de Freitas

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available AIM: In this investigation we carried out an experiment to assess whether the growth of Egeria najas and E. densa (two rooted submersed Hydrocharitacea, native to South America are limited by inorganic carbon or not; METHODS: We measured the early plant growth in 3 L microcosms with alkalinities of 100 µM.L-1 and 500 µM.L-1. These alkalinites represent extremes which are typical of most waters in the Upper Paraná River basin and they represent low and high inorganic carbon (mainly bicarbonate availabilities, respectively; RESULTS: The elongation of E. densa, and the relative growth rates and root development of both species were significantly higher when they grew in the high alkalinity treatment; CONCLUSIONS: Our results strongly suggest that in several habitats and during certain periods of the year, inorganic carbon shortage may limit the growth of both species. In this sense, phosphorus and nitrogen may assume a secondary role as controlling factors of these plants, because they assimilate these nutrients from sediment, where they are usually found in high concentrations. Thus, controlling eutrofication as a strategy to reduce their biomass may not be successful.OBJETIVOS: Nesse trabalho nós realizamos um experimento para avaliar se o crescimento de Egeria najas e E. densa (duas espécies de macrófitas aquáticas submersas da família Hydrocharitaceae, nativas da América do Sul é limitado por carbono inorgânico; MÉTODOS: Nós medimos os estágios iniciais de crescimento de fragmentos em microcosmos de 3 L com alcalinidade de 100 µM.L-1 e 500 µM.L-1. Esses valores de alcalinidade foram escolhidos por representarem extremos típicos da maioria dos ecossistemas aquáticos da bacia do Alto rio Paraná e representaram baixa e alta disponibilidade de carbono (principalmente bicarbonato, respectivamente; RESULTADOS: O alongamento de E. densa e o crescimento relativo e desenvolvimento de raízes de ambas as espécies foram

  9. Simple relationships to predict attributes of fish assemblages in patches of submerged macrophytes

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    Fernando Mayer Pelicice

    Full Text Available Submerged macrophytes play an important role in structuring habitats and, therefore, in determining patterns of aquatic biodiversity. Because these plants are widespread in shallow areas of many Neotropical reservoirs, the present work investigated if variables related to habitat structure, measured in patches of submerged macrophytes (Egeria densa and E. najas, can be used to predict fish assemblage attributes (fish density and species richness. Based on patch characteristics at fine spatial extents (macrophyte patches within reservoir arms, we considered plant biomass, volume and proportional volume (i.e. percentage of macrophyte volume in the water column as potential predictors. Fish and macrophytes were sampled with a 1-m² throw trap in littoral habitats of Rosana Reservoir, Paranapanema River, and simple correlation analyses were performed. Fish richness and abundance were highly correlated with all variables (R = 0.53 to 0.90, a relationship consistently observed in all sites. When compared to biomass, plant volume and proportional volume did not yield stronger correlations. We observed stronger correlations when E. densa and E. najas patches were analyzed separately (mono-specificity, probably because particular effects of each macrophyte on habitat structuring were removed (e.g. unnoticed morphological differences or unknown effects on habitat quality. The high R values observed in all pairwise relationships are uncommon in ecological studies, highlighting the predictive potential of variables related to habitat structure. These results suggest that, at small spatial extents, macrophyte biomass may represent an interesting predictor of fish density and richness in reservoirs with extensive colonization of submerged plants.

  10. Comportamiento de mezclas asfálticas densas a partir del ensayo de viga semicircular simplemente apoyada

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    Luis Alberto Paredes Chérrez

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    Full Text Available La caracterización mecánica y dinámica de mezclas asfálticas es costosa y demorada por la complejidad y el número de ensayos necesarios para su ejecución. Sin embargo, algunas investigaciones han tratado de establecer correlaciones con ensayos más sencillos, rápidos y económicos. Por esta razón, el objetivo principal de esta investigación fue establecer la viabilidad del uso del ensayo de Viga Semicircular Simplemente Apoyada (SCB en la caracterización de mezclas asfálticas cerradas con granulometrías del Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU y del Instituto Nacional de Vías (Invias, con diferentes propiedades. El estudio inició con la fabricación de probetas SCB con diferentes materiales (agregados, asfaltos, asfaltita, asfalto reciclado y cal y procesos de compactación (vibrocompación y con prensa giratoria. Los ensayos se realizaron a una velocidad de 1 mm/min, una temperatura de 15 °Cy con la medición de los parámetros carga máxima, desplazamiento a carga máxima, energía liberada durante el proceso de fisuración, índice de rigidez a tracción e índice de tenacidad y variables definidas en el ensayo Fénix. De los resultados obtenidos, se pudo establecer que irrelevantemente del material empleado, el periodo de envejecimiento, el nivel de compactación y el reemplazo de filler, el ensayo SCB y los parámetros calculados evidencian el comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas estudiadas y plantear su uso como herramienta.

  11. Anaerobic decomposition of a native and an exotic submersed macrophyte in two tropical reservoirs

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    WA Chiba de Castro

    Full Text Available Some aquatic plants have fast metabolism and growth, even at sub-optimal conditions, and become dominant in lentic environments such as large reservoirs, altering the nutrient cycle and impairing their environmental quality. There is great need in the knowledge impact processes of invasive species in aquatic environments, among the major, those related to the decomposition. This study evaluated the anaerobic decomposition of invasive submerged macrophytes Egeria densa Planch, native, and Hydrilla verticillata (L.f. Royle, exotic in Porto Primavera and Jupiá reservoirs, Paraná basin. We evaluated the decay of organic matter, humification degree of the leached material, electrical conductivity and pH of the decomposition process. Mathematical models were utilised to describe the decomposition patterns over time. Both species showed the same heterogeneous pattern of decay of organic matter and carbon mineralisation. The models of carbon mineralisation, compared with the experimentally obtained data presented were adequate. Both species show no significant differences in the decomposition processes. Incubations of both species presented rapid t ½ for POC mineralisation and low DOC mineralisation.

  12. Re-oligotrophication as a challenge for tropical reservoir management with reference to Itaparica Reservoir, São Francisco, Brazil.

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    Gunkel, G; Sobral, M

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    The process of reservoir eutrophication has been recognised as a central problem in tropical reservoir environmental quality. Effects of eutrophication are complex interactions involving a decrease in water quality, especially loss of aquatic biodiversity, occurrence of undesired species such as cyanobacteria with its cyanotoxins, mass development of macrophytes such as Egeria densa with its mechanical impact on turbines, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, mainly of methane. The eutrophication process can be described by the OECD critical load concept or related models. The phosphorus use efficiency is given by the Chl a-P - relationship, indicating eutrophic conditions by only 10 μg L(-1) P in Itaparica Reservoir, Brazil. Eutrophication of the reservoir is quantified for internal phosphorus sources (inflow, mineralisation of inundated soils and vegetation, net cage aquaculture) and external ones (agriculture, emissions of natural caatinga vegetation and rural communities) The actual internal P load is calculated to be 0.40 g m(-2) a(-1), and the critical P load is given with 1.20 g m(-2) a(-1). The external P load amounts about 1.16 g m(-2) a(-1) and thus exceeds the critical export rate of 7.1 kg km(-2) a(-1) by 50%, thus a bundling of measurements has to be considered when attempting to promote re-oligotrophication.

  13. Evaluation of the Environmental DNA Method for Estimating Distribution and Biomass of Submerged Aquatic Plants.

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    Matsuhashi, Saeko; Doi, Hideyuki; Fujiwara, Ayaka; Watanabe, Sonoko; Minamoto, Toshifumi

    2016-01-01

    The environmental DNA (eDNA) method has increasingly been recognized as a powerful tool for monitoring aquatic animal species; however, its application for monitoring aquatic plants is limited. To evaluate eDNA analysis for estimating the distribution of aquatic plants, we compared its estimated distributions with eDNA analysis, visual observation, and past distribution records for the submerged species Hydrilla verticillata. Moreover, we conducted aquarium experiments using H. verticillata and Egeria densa and analyzed the relationships between eDNA concentrations and plant biomass to investigate the potential for biomass estimation. The occurrences estimated by eDNA analysis closely corresponded to past distribution records, and eDNA detections were more frequent than visual observations, indicating that the method is potentially more sensitive. The results of the aquarium experiments showed a positive relationship between plant biomass and eDNA concentration; however, the relationship was not always significant. The eDNA concentration peaked within three days of the start of the experiment in most cases, suggesting that plants do not release constant amounts of DNA. These results showed that eDNA analysis can be used for distribution surveys, and has the potential to estimate the biomass of aquatic plants.

  14. Comparative Studies on Effects of Acid Solutions on Aquatic Plants by Beam Deflection and Absorbance Spectroscopy Methods.

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    Wu, Xing-Zheng; Nie, Liangjiao; Inoue, Tomomi

    2015-01-01

    The beam deflection method and absorbance spectroscopy were applied to study effects of acid solutions on aquatic plants, and their results were compared. Aquatic plants Egeria densa and Ceratophyllum demersum L were used as model plants. In absorbance experiments, a piece of the plants was put in a beaker with 20 mL HCl solution, and absorbance of the HCl solution was measured every 30 min. In beam deflection experiments, a probe beam from a He-Ne laser was focused to a vicinity of the plants in a culture dish with HCl solution by an objective lens, and deflection signals of the probe beam were monitored by a position sensor. Absorbance spectra of the HCl solutions with immersing of the plants showed absorbance below 410 nm, suggesting that some compounds leaked from the plants into the HCl solutions. Changes of absorbance and deflection signals with immersion time were examined for different pH levels. The changing trends of the absorbance and deflection signals with time were similar, but the absorbance changes were delayed for about 2 - 3 h. The absorbance method could not detect the effect of the pH 5.0 HCl solutions on the aquatic plants, while the deflection method could.

  15. Polluting macrophytes Colombian lake Fúquene used as substrate by edible fungus Pleurotus ostreatus.

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    Martínez-Nieto, Patricia; García-Gómez, Gustavo; Mora-Ortiz, Laura; Robles-Camargo, George

    2014-01-01

    Invasive aquatic plants from Lake Fúquene (Cundinamarca, Colombia), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes C. Mart.) and Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa Planch.) have been removed mechanically from the lake and can be used for edible mushrooms production. The growth of the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on these aquatic macrophytes was investigated in order to evaluate the possible use of fruiting bodies and spent biomass in food production for human and animal nutrition, respectively. Treatments included: water hyacinth, Brazilian elodea, sawdust, rice hulls and their combinations, inoculated with P. ostreatus at 3%. Water hyacinth mixed with sawdust stimulated significantly fruiting bodies production (P = 3.3 × 10(-7)) with 71% biological efficacy, followed by water hyacinth with rice husk (55%) and elodea with rice husk (48%), all of these have protein contents between 26 and 47%. Loss of lignin (0.9-21.6%), cellulose (3.7-58.3%) and hemicellulose (1.9-53.8%) and increment in vitro digestibility (16.7-139.3%) and reducing sugars (73.4-838.4%) were observed in most treatments. Treatments spent biomass presented Relative Forage Values (RFV) from 46.1 to 232.4%. The results demonstrated the fungus degrading ability and its potential use in aquatic macrophytes conversion biomass into digestible ruminant feed as added value to the fruiting bodies production for human nutrition.

  16. Regime shifts of Cruces River wetland ecosystem: current conditions, future uncertainties

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    Víctor H Marín

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available During April-May 2004 the Cruces River wetland ecosystem, located in Valdivia (40°S, southern Chile, was described as shifting from a clear water regime, dominated by the exotic macrophyte Egeria densa, to turbid waters and absence of submerged macrophytes. We analyzed the trophic status and ecological regime of the wetland from November 2011 through January 2013. The trophic status was determined comparing values of selected variables (nutrients, chlorophyll-a and transparency with OECD criteria. The ecological regime was determined comparing the same variables with the criteria proposed by Ibelings et al. (2007. We further compared the concentration of nutrients and suspended solids with previous measurements. Current trophic status of the wetland is between eutrophic and hypereutrophic, as shown by results, and its ecological regime intermediate, between clear and turbid waters, with a considerable risk of returning to turbid waters. In this article we discuss the potential relationship between the watershed land use (agriculture, cattle feeding and forestry, the change in wetland's trophic level and future conditions.

  17. Structural features of N-glycans linked to glycoproteins expressed in three kinds of water plants: Predominant occurrence of the plant complex type N-glycans bearing Lewis a epitope.

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    Maeda, Megumi; Tani, Misato; Yoshiie, Takeo; Vavricka, Christopher J; Kimura, Yoshinobu

    2016-11-29

    The Japanese cedar pollen allergen (Cry j1) and the mountain cedar pollen allergen (Jun a1) are glycosylated with plant complex type N-glycans bearing Lewis a epitope(s) (Galβ1-3[Fucα1-4]GlcNAc-). The biological significance of Lewis a type plant N-glycans and their effects on the human immune system remain to be elucidated. Since a substantial amount of such plant specific N-glycans are required to evaluate immunological activity, we have searched for good plant-glycan sources to characterize Lewis a epitope-containing plant N-glycans. In this study, we have found that three water plants, Elodea nuttallii, Egeria densa, and Ceratophyllum demersum, produce glycoproteins bearing Lewis a units. Structural analysis of the N-glycans revealed that almost all glycoproteins expressed in these three water plants predominantly carry plant complex type N-glycans including the Lewis a type, suggesting that these water plants are good sources for preparation of Lewis a type plant N-glycans in substantial amounts.

  18. [Microcosm Simulation Study and Methylmercury Forming Mechanism at Landscape Water of City].

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    Liu, Xiao-hong; Si, You-bin; Guo, Zi-wei; Du, Cheng-zhu; Zhu, Cong-cong

    2016-04-15

    Mercury is harmful to the environment, which has gradually become one of the research hotspots. Sediments, as a main repository of pollutants, have an important impact on water quality and the internal organisms, which deserves our research. In this paper, we focused on Hefei landscape water sediment and tried to investigate the status of inorganic mercury and methylmercury pollutions in the sediment. To study the conversion process from inorganic mercury to methylmercury and their enrichment levels and mechanism, we established the ecological chain of "sediment-water-grass-fish" through analog microcosm examination. The results were as follows: from ten water and sediment samples in Hefei landscape water sediment, we found that the contents of inorganic mercury and methylmercury ranged 11.74-13.12 µg · kg⁻¹ and 0.37-2.23 µg · kg⁻¹, respectively. The microcosm examination showed that: with increasing culture time, inorganic mercury in sediments gradually decreased. There was a phenomenon that the content of methylmercury increased at first and then decreased to reach the balance later. Both the inorganic mercury and methylmercury in water change showed an increasing trend. The enrichment contents of inorganic mercury in Egeria densa Planch, and golden mandarin fish (Siniperca scherzeri Steindachner) were low while their enrichment of methylmercury could he great. In addition, we found that both the bioaccumulation ability and the enrichment coefficient of methylmercury in the body of golden mandarin fish were the maximum during the same period.

  19. Optimization of Gas-Water Absorption Equilibrium of Carbon Dioxide for Algae Liquors: Selection of Alkaline Buffering Chemicals

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    Wen-Hsi Cheng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The apparent Henry’s Law constant (H′, which quantifies the concentration partition of a gas-liquid equilibrium of carbon dioxide (CO2, is used to optimize the absorption of carbon dioxide in algae liquors. The values of H′ were examined under various conditions: in water at different temperatures (27 and 37°C, in alkaline buffering chemicals (sodium hydroxide (NaOH and sodium carbonate (Na2CO3, and in aquatic algae plants (Egeria densa and Anubias barteri nana. The optimal conditions for CO2 absorption can be obtained by controlling the aqueous pH values (around weak alkalinity with pH 9-10 using sodium carbonate as an alkaline buffering chemical at 27°C, yielding exact H′ values of around 16.3–21.3 atm/M, which were obtained from the mean gaseous CO2 concentration of 803 ppm and the total aqueous carbonate concentration of 4.085 mg/L. The experimental results reveal that an alkaline buffering compound, sodium carbonate, can be added to water to maintain a constant aqueous alkalinity enough for the fixation of carbon dioxide by the photosynthesis of green algae in a photobioreactor.

  20. 3种沉水植物对夏季高温强光照环境的生理响应%Physiological Response of Three Submerged Macrophytes to the High Temperature and Light Intensity of Summer

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    王亚林; 高园园; 于丹; 刘春花

    2015-01-01

    Invasion by exotic species has become a global problem,adversely affecting the environment,economy and even human health in the areas invaded.Elodea nuttallii and Egeria densa,belonging to Hydrocharitaceae,are two exotic submerged macrophytes species in China that display a strong invasive tendency.It has been reported that E.nuttallii and E.densa are both adapted to low temperature and light intensity.Thus,we investigated the physiological response of three Hydrocharitaceae species to the high temperature and light intensity of summer,in-cluding the two exotic species (E.nuttallii and E.densa)and one native species (Hydrilla verticillata).The stud-y was designed to explore the effects of high temperature and light intensity on the invasiveness of the two exotic macrophytes.In August 2014,all test plants were placed in the natural summer condition of high temperature and light intensity,which provided the experimental treatment.The physiological response was measured by determining photosynthetic (total chlorophyll content and the maximum quantum yield of PSII (Fv/Fm))and antioxidant (ma-londialdehyde and proline content)parameters.The physiological traits were measured on day 0,3,6,9,12,15 of the treatment.Results show that high temperature and light intensity significantly affected the physiology of all three species,especially photosynthesis.Furthermore,long term high temperature and light intensity increased the impact.From day 1 to day 3,when the temperature rose to 31℃,the total chlorophyll content of E.nuttallii and the Fv/Fm of the three macrophytes were significantly lower than their initial levels (P <0.05).From day 4 to day 6,the temperature remained at 32℃ and the total chlorophyll content and the Fv/Fm of the three macrophytes were significantly lower than their initial levels (P <0.05).Moreover,the MDA content of E.nuttallii and E.densa was significantly higher than the initial level (P <0.05).During the entire experiment,the total chlorophyll con

  1. Improvements in the use of aquatic herbicides and establishment of future research directions

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    Getsinger, K.D.; Netherland, M.D.; Grue, C.E.; Koschnick, T.J.

    2008-01-01

    Peer-reviewed literature over the past 20 years identifies significant changes and improvements in chemical control strategies used to manage nuisance submersed vegetation. The invasive exotic plants hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle) and Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) continue to spread and remain the plant species of greatest concern for aquatic resource managers at the national scale. Emerging exotic weeds of regional concern such as egeria (Egeria densa Planch.), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus L.), and hygrophila (Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anders), as well as native plants such as variable watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum Michx), and cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana Gray) are invasive outside their home ranges. In addition, there is always the threat of new plant introductions such as African elodea (Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss) or narrow-leaf anacharis (Egeria najas Planchon). The registration of the bleaching herbicide fluridone in the mid 1980s for whole-lake and large-scale management stimulated numerous lines of research involving reduction of use rates, plant selectivity, residue monitoring, and impacts on fisheries. In addition to numerous advances, the specificity of fluridone for a single plant enzyme led to the first documented case of herbicide resistance in aquatic plant management. The resistance of hydrilla to fluridone has stimulated a renewed interest by industry and others in the registration of alternative modes of action for aquatic use. These newer chemistries tend to be enzyme-specific compounds with favorable non-target toxicity profiles. Registration efforts have been facilitated by increased cooperation between key federal government agencies that have aquatic weed control and research responsibilities, and regulators within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). We reviewed past and current research efforts to identify areas in need of further investigation and to establish

  2. Biotic or abiotic factors: which has greater influence in determining the structure of rotifers in semi-arid reservoirs?

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    Daniele Jovem da Silva Azevêdo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveThe objective of this study is to evaluate whether the distribution of structural attributes of rotifers in reservoirs in the semiarid region is more strongly influenced by abiotic or biotic environmental factors (density of cyanobacteria.MethodSampling occurred in two reservoirs in the Paraíba Basin, northeastern Brazil (Poções and Camalaú during April and June 2012. Eight sampling points were distributed at two stations in each reservoir: the region near the entrance of the main tributary and region of the dam and collections were made in the limnetic and littoral zone in every season. To assess the abiotic influence and density of cyanobacteria in the distribution of the structural attributes of rotifers, environmental variables bivariate correlation was conducted in series.ResultsIn Poções reservoir, the distribution of rotifer biomass was negatively related to the density of cyanobacteria; among the environmental variables, chlorophyll-a and total nitrogen were negatively related to all of the tested structural attributes, while the concentrations of total phosphorus were strongly related to the abundance of rotifers. In the Camalaú reservoir, the biomass was a structural attribute with a stronger correlation to the density of cyanobacteria; between the environmental variables and Egeria densa, nitrate was negatively related to all of the attributes tested, while transparency was moderately related to the abundance, biomass and richness as well as Chara sp. with abundance.ConclusionsAssemblages of rotifers are more clearly related to environmental conditions, especially those indicative of trophic conditions, despite the density of cyanobacteria having been a factor that was positively related to the structural characteristics of rotifers and thus indicative of such structural assemblies. This can be used for analysis of local environmental condition factors.

  3. Littoral fish assemblages of the alien-dominated Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 1980-1983 and 2001-2003

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    Brown, L.R.; Michniuk, D.

    2007-01-01

    We analyzed monthly boat electrofishing data to characterize the littoral fish assemblages of five regions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (northern, southern, eastern, western, and central), California, during two sampling periods, 1980-1983 (1980s) and 2001-2003 (2000s), to provide information pertinent to the restoration of fish populations in this highly altered estuary. During the 1980s, almost 11,000 fish were captured, including 13 native species and 24 alien species. During the 2000s, just over 39,000 fish were captured, including 15 native species and 24 alien species. Catch per unit effort (CPUE) of total fish, alien fish, and centrarchid fish were greater in the 2000s compared with the 1980s, largely because of increased centrarchid fish CPUE. These differences in CPUE were associated with the spread of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), particularly an alien aquatic macrophyte Egeria densa. Native fish CPUE declined from the 1980s to the 2000s, but there was no single factor that could explain the decline. Native fish were most abundant in the northern region during both sampling periods. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling indicated similar patterns of fish assemblage composition during the two sampling periods, with the northern and western regions characterized by the presence of native species. The separation of the northern and western regions from the other regions was most distinct in the 2000s. Our results suggest that native fish restoration efforts will be most successful in the northern portion of the Delta. Management decisions on the Delta should include consideration of possible effects on SAV in littoral habitats and the associated fish assemblages and ecological processes. ?? 2007 Estuarine Research Federation.

  4. Development and validation of an in-house quantitative analysis method for cylindrospermopsin using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry: Quantification demonstrated in 4 aquatic organisms.

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    Esterhuizen-Londt, Maranda; Kühn, Sandra; Pflugmacher, Stephan

    2015-12-01

    The cyanobacterial toxin cylindrospermopsin (CYN) is of great concern in aquatic environments because of its incidence, multiple toxicity endpoints, and, therefore, the severity of health implications. It may bioaccumulate in aquatic food webs, resulting in high exposure concentrations to higher-order trophic levels, particularly humans. Because of accumulation at primary levels resulting from exposure to trace amounts of toxin, a sensitive analytical technique with proven aquatic applications is required. In the present study, a hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method with a lower limit of detection of 200 fg on column (signal-to-noise ratio = 3, n = 9) and a lower limit of quantification of 1 pg on column (signal-to-noise ratio = 11, n = 9) with demonstrated application in 4 aquatic organisms is described. The analytical method was optimized and validated with a linear range (r(2) = 0.999) from 0.1 ng mL(-1) to 100 ng mL(-1) CYN. Mean recovery of the extraction method was 98 ± 2%. Application of the method was demonstrated by quantifying CYN uptake in Scenedesmus subspicatus (green algae), Egeria densa (Brazilian waterweed), Daphnia magna (water flea), and Lumbriculus variegatus (blackworm) after 24 h of static exposure to 50 μg L(-1) CYN. Uptake ranged from 0.05% to 0.11% of the nominal CYN exposure amount. This constitutes a sensitive and reproducible method for extraction and quantification of unconjugated CYN with demonstrated application in 4 aquatic organisms, which can be used in further aquatic toxicological investigations.

  5. Biotic and abiotic interactions in aquatic microcosms determine fate and toxicity of Ag nanoparticles: part 2-toxicity and Ag speciation.

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    Bone, Audrey J; Colman, Benjamin P; Gondikas, Andreas P; Newton, Kim M; Harrold, Katherine H; Cory, Rose M; Unrine, Jason M; Klaine, Stephen J; Matson, Cole W; Di Giulio, Richard T

    2012-07-03

    To study the effects of complex environmental media on silver nanoparticle (AgNP) toxicity, AgNPs were added to microcosms with freshwater sediments and two species of aquatic plants (Potamogeton diversifolius and Egeria densa), followed by toxicity testing with microcosm surface water. Microcosms were designed with four environmental matrices in order to determine the contribution of each environmental compartment to changes in toxicity: water only (W), water + sediment (WS), water + plants (WP), and water + plants + sediment (WPS). Silver treatments included AgNPs with two different coatings, gum arabic (GA-AgNPs) or polyvinylpyrollidone (PVP-AgNPs), as well as AgNO(3). Water samples taken from the microcosms at 24 h postdosing were used in acute toxicity tests with two standard model organisms, early life stage zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Daphnia magna. Speciation of Ag in these samples was analyzed using Ag L3-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES). Silver speciation patterns for the nanoparticle treatments varied significantly by coating type. While PVP-AgNPs were quite stable and resisted transformation across all matrices (>92.4% Ag(0)), GA-AgNP speciation patterns suggest significantly higher transformation rates, especially in treatments with plants (Ag(0) in WP and WPS, respectively) and moderately increased transformation with sediments (Ag(0)). Additionally, the presence of plants in the microcosms (with and without sediments) reduced both the concentration of Ag in the water column and toxicity for all Ag treatments. Reductions in toxicity may have been related to decreased water column concentrations as well as changes in the surface chemistry of the particles induced by organic substances released from the plants.

  6. Water treatment by aquatic ecosystem: Nutrient removal by reservoirs and flooded fields

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    Reddy, K. R.; Sacco, P. D.; Graetz, D. A.; Campbell, K. L.; Sinclair, L. R.

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    Potential use of reservoirs and flooded fields stocked with aquatic plants for reduction of the nutrient levels of organic soil drainage water was evaluated. The treatment systems include 1) a large single reservoir (R1) stocked with waterhyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes), elodea ( Egeria densa), and cattails ( Typha sp.) in series; 2) three small reservoirs in series with waterhyacinth (R2), elodea (R3), and cattails (R4), grown in independent reservoirs; 3) a control reservoir (R5) with no cultivated plants; 4) a large single flooded field planted to cattails; 5) three small flooded fields in a series planted to cattails; and 6) a flooded field with no cultivated plants. Drainage water was pumped daily (6 hours a day, and 6 days a week) into these systems for a period of 27 months at predetermined constant flow rates. Water samples were collected at the inlet and outlet of each treatment system and analyzed for N and P forms. The series of reservoirs stocked with aquatic plants functioned effectively in the removal of N and P from agricultural drainage water, compared to a single large reservoir. Allowing the water to flow through the reservoir stocked with waterhyacinth plants with a residence time of 3.6 days was adequate to remove about 50% of the incoming inorganic N. Allowing the water to flow through a series of two small reservoirs, R2 and R3, with a residence time of 7.3 days was necessary to remove about 60% of the incoming ortho-P. Flooded fields were effective in the removal of inorganic N, but showed poor efficiency in the removal of ortho-P.

  7. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from 12 sites in American Samoa, 2005-2009. (NODC Accession 0068364)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Benthic transects were repeated at 12 sites around Tutuila at various depths on the reef slopes and flats. Benthic coverage categories include coral species,...

  8. The influence of non-living mulch, mechanical and thermal treatments on weed population and yield of rainfed fresh-market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.

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    M. Fontanelli

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Weed control is often a major limitation for vegetable crops, since compared to arable crops fewer herbicides are available and the crops are more sensitive to weeds. Field experiments were carried out in the province of Pisa (Central Italy to determine the effect of two different mulches (black biodegradable plastic film and wheat straw and mechanical and thermal treatments on weed population and yield of rain-fed fresh market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.. Rolling harrow, flaming machine and precision hoe for weed control, which were either built, enhanced or modified by the University of Pisa were used separately (mechanical-thermal strategy or in combination with a straw mulch (mechanical-thermal-straw strategy. These two innovative strategies were compared with the traditional farming system, which uses a biodegradable plastic mulch film. The strategies were compared in terms of machine performance, weed density, total labour requirement, weed dry biomass, and crop fresh yield at harvest. The total operative time for weed control was on average ~25 h ha-1 for the two systems, which included mulching, and over 30 h ha-1 for the mechanical-thermal strategy. The three strategies controlled weeds effectively, with only 30 g m-2 in each treatment. Tomato yield, however, was 35% higher for strategies that included mulching (both biodegradable film and straw.

  9. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in...

  10. Effect of different methods of teaching on children concepts about living and non-living in a public kindergarden and montessori kindergarden

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    Vene, Katarina

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    In this thesis, we wanted to compare methods of teaching preschool children in traditional public institutions and kindergartens working under the program of Maria Montessori. The Montessori educational method is based on observations and discoveries by Dr. Maria Montessori. With the Montessori educational approach we want children to have the best possible conditions for personal development while respecting their dignity, freedom and rights (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Articl...

  11. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008. (NODC Accession 0066319)

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  12. Tree Mortality following Prescribed Fire and a Storm Surge Event in Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa Forests in the Florida Keys, USA

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    Jay P. Sah

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In fire-dependent forests, managers are interested in predicting the consequences of prescribed burning on postfire tree mortality. We examined the effects of prescribed fire on tree mortality in Florida Keys pine forests, using a factorial design with understory type, season, and year of burn as factors. We also used logistic regression to model the effects of burn season, fire severity, and tree dimensions on individual tree mortality. Despite limited statistical power due to problems in carrying out the full suite of planned experimental burns, associations with tree and fire variables were observed. Post-fire pine tree mortality was negatively correlated with tree size and positively correlated with char height and percent crown scorch. Unlike post-fire mortality, tree mortality associated with storm surge from Hurricane Wilma was greater in the large size classes. Due to their influence on population structure and fuel dynamics, the size-selective mortality patterns following fire and storm surge have practical importance for using fire as a management tool in Florida Keys pinelands in the future, particularly when the threats to their continued existence from tropical storms and sea level rise are expected to increase.

  13. Tree mortality following prescribed fire and a storm surge event in Slash Pine (pinus elliottii var. densa) forests in the Florida Keys, USA

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    Sah, Jay P.; Ross, Michael S.; Snyder, James R.; Ogurcak, Danielle E.

    2010-01-01

    In fire-dependent forests, managers are interested in predicting the consequences of prescribed burning on postfire tree mortality. We examined the effects of prescribed fire on tree mortality in Florida Keys pine forests, using a factorial design with understory type, season, and year of burn as factors. We also used logistic regression to model the effects of burn season, fire severity, and tree dimensions on individual tree mortality. Despite limited statistical power due to problems in carrying out the full suite of planned experimental burns, associations with tree and fire variables were observed. Post-fire pine tree mortality was negatively correlated with tree size and positively correlated with char height and percent crown scorch. Unlike post-fire mortality, tree mortality associated with storm surge from Hurricane Wilma was greater in the large size classes. Due to their influence on population structure and fuel dynamics, the size-selective mortality patterns following fire and storm surge have practical importance for using fire as a management tool in Florida Keys pinelands in the future, particularly when the threats to their continued existence from tropical storms and sea level rise are expected to increase.

  14. Synthesis and characterization of dense membranes of silk fibroin with glycerin;Sintese e caracterizacao de membranas densas de fibroina de seda com glicerina

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    Silva, Mariana F.; Moraes, Mariana A. de; Weska, Raquel F.; Nogueira, Grinia M.; Beppu, Marisa M., E-mail: beppu@feq.unicamp.b [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEQ/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Quimica

    2009-07-01

    The addition of plasticizers seeks improvements in mechanical properties of dense membranes of silk fibroin with possible interactions by hydrogen bonds. The aim of the present study was to produce and characterize dense membranes of silk fibroin containing glycerin in two different concentrations. The characterization of the membranes was performed from scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical traction tests, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicated that the addition of glycerin allowed obtaining homogeneous and more crystalline membranes and improved their properties of elongation. (author)

  15. Evaluación de las Propiedades Mecánicas de una Mezcla Densa en Caliente Modificada con un Desecho de PVC

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    Hugo A. Rondón-Quintana

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo evaluó en laboratorio, la resistencia mecánica bajo carga monotónica, el módulo resiliente y la resistencia a la deformación permanente que experimenta una mezcla asfáltica cuando se modifica con un desecho de policloruro de vinilo (PVC por vía húmeda. Adicionalmente, fue evaluada durante 21 meses, la influencia del medio ambiente de la ciudad de Bogotá D.C. sobre las propiedades mecánicas de la mezcla modificada. De los resultados obtenidos se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de la mezcla asfáltica modificada es superior en comparación con la convencional. La tendencia general de las mezclas con el tiempo de exposición al medio ambiente de Bogotá D.C. es experimentar un aumento en los valores de rigidez debido principalmente a procesos de endurecimiento por envejecimiento del ligante asfáltico. Sin embargo, para el caso de las mezclas fabricadas con CA 60-70 y modificadas con PVC en los primeros 15 meses de exposición, la rigidez disminuye por efecto de micro-fisuración térmica.

  16. Floresta Ombrófila Densa Altomontana: aspectos florísticos e estruturais de diferentes trechos na Serra do Mar, PR

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    Alexandre Koehler

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The floristic and the structure of the Upper Montane Rain Forest, on five different mountains, along Serra do Mar, PR, were evaluated. Primary fragments, always above 1.250 m above sea level, were measured, with 10 rectangular samples (5 x 10m (GBH > 10 cm for each site. There were registered 55 species (36 gen., 24 fam.. Including other author’s data, it was possible to reveal that Ilex microdonta is the most important species, followed by Drimys brasiliensis, Ocotea catharinensis, Blepharocalyx salicifo lius and Gordonia fruticosa. It was observed the high arborous density, with more than 4.490 trees per hectare, which configures a single stratum, and medium height of 4 m. On cluster analysis the best results were obtained by using the Importance Value. The minor stand similarity was registered among the sites on “morro do Araçatuba” (1.610 m and “morro do Vigia” (1.280 m, indicating that the altitude factor has a powerful influence on this aspect. Although the Jaccard´s index for all the sites revealed that despite of the structure significant differences, in relation to the floristic all of these were considered similar.

  17. Desarrollo de membranas híbridas, densas y porosas, con materiales microporosos inorgánicos, para PEM de alta temperatura y aplicaciones catalíticas

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    Eguizábal Alguacil, Adela; Pina Iritia, María Pilar

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    INTRODUCCIÓN El mercado energético en la actualidad demanda fuentes de energía fiables, de bajo coste, y con bajo impacto ambiental. El desarrollo de sistemas de conversión de energía más eficientes, viables económicamente y no contaminantes es una necesidad cada vez más acuciante y, también, uno de los grandes retos tecnológicos a los que se enfrenta la humanidad en el siglo XXI. Las pilas de combustible producen más energía con menor cantidad de combustible que los motores térmicos convenci...

  18. Paridade de Anopheles cruzii em Floresta Ombrófila Densa no Sul do Brasil Anopheles cruzii parity in dense rain forest in Southern Brazil

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    Ana Caroline Dalla Bona

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer a paridade e desenvolvimento ovariano da espécie Anopheles cruzii, durante os períodos estacionais. MÉTODOS: As capturas foram realizadas quinzenalmente, no período matutino, de abril/2004 a abril/2005, no Parque Estadual do Palmito, município de Paranaguá litoral do Estado do Paraná. Mosquitos adultos foram capturados usando a técnica pouso homem. As dissecções foram feitas utilizando-se a técnica de Detinova e de Polovodova e a avaliação do desenvolvimento folicular, segundo os critérios de Christophers e Mer. RESULTADOS: Foram dissecadas 208 fêmeas de Anopheles cruzii. A maioria das fêmeas dissecadas nas estações eram nulíparas. Sendo que 14,4% eram nulíparas com folículo além do estádio II de Christophers & Mer, o que evidencia o exercício da hematofagia previamente à primeira oviposição. Observou-se que as populações de Anopheles cruzii são constituídas de indivíduos jovens, talvez em razão da alta mortalidade de fêmeas paridas. CONCLUSÕES: A provável discordância gonotrófica das fêmeas dissecadas é importante do ponto de vista epidemiológico, considerando que a fêmea pode procurar mais de um hospedeiro para completar a maturação dos seus ovos.OBJECTIVE: To determine the parity and ovarian development of Anopheles cruzii species during the seasons. METHODS: Collections were carried out fortnightly in the morning in the Palmito State Park in the municipality of Paranaguá, Southern Brazil, between April 2004 and April 2005. Adult mosquitoes were captured using human landing rate. Dissections were performed using Detinova's and Polovodova's methods and follicular development was assessed following Christophers and Mer's criteria. RESULTS: A total of 208 specimens of Anopheles cruzii were dissected. Most females dissected were nulliparous in the seasons; 14.4% of them were found to be nulliparous above Christophers and Mer's stage II, which shows previous blood meal prior to the first oviposition. It was observed that Anopheles cruzii populations comprised young mosquitoes, probably due to high mortality among parous females. CONCLUSIONS: The likely gonotrophic discordance is epidemiologically relevant because female mosquitoes can search for more than one host to complete the maturation of their eggs.

  19. Importância fitossociológica de um fragmento de floresta ombrófila densa no estado de Roraima, Brasil

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    Dionisio, Luiz Fernandes Silva; Filho, Osmar Serra Bonfim; Crivelli, Bruno Roberto de Souza; Gomes, Jefferson Peixoto; Oliveira, Marcelo Henrique Silva de; Carvalho,João Olegário Pereira de

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    Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho caracterizar a fitossociologia de um fragmento de floresta nativa no município de Caroebe/RR, Brasil. Foram inventariadas todas as árvores com DAP ≥ 15 cm, em 18 parcelas permanentes de 15 x 20 m (300 m²). Foram identificados 175 indivíduos, distribuídos em 17 famílias botânicas, 37 gêneros e 45 espécies. Os gêneros com maior riqueza florística foram Protium, Vantanea e Couratari. Entre as famílias, Fabaceae e Lecythidaceae foram as que apresentaram maior ...

  20. Dinâmica da comunidade de macrófitas aquáticas no reservatório de Santana, RJ Dynamics of the aquatic macrophytecommunity in the Santana reservoir in Pirai-RJ

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    R.L.C.M. Pitelli

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar da importância na dinâmica dos ecossistemas aquáticos, as macrófitas podem formar densas e extensas colonizações em corpos hídricos cujos equilíbrios ecológicos foram rompidos. Nessas condições, essas plantas promovem uma série de problemas que as tornam alvos de controle. Para elaboração de planos adequados de manejo dessa vegetação, é fundamental o conhecimento das dinâmicas relativas das populações que a compõem. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar levantamentos mensais da composição específica da comunidade de macrófitas que coloniza o reservatório de Santana, localizado no município de Piraí/RJ, monitorando 97 pontos georreferenciados, abrangendo toda a lâmina d'água. Foram identificadas 41 espécies, inseridas em 21 famílias botânicas. As famílias Poaceae, Pontederiaceae e Cyperacae foram as que apresentaram os maiores números de espécies ao longo do ano. Salvinia herzogii e Egeria densa apresentaram as maiores notas anuais de colonização do reservatório. As populações de Eichhornia azurea, Brachiaria arrecta e Paspalum repens completaram o grupo das espécies numericamente mais relevantes. As plantas de hábito flutuante tenderam a apresentar populações com padrão de distribuição geográfica casualizado, enquanto as espécies fixadas no sedimento e as submersas apresentaram populações com padrão agregado. Não houve expressivas variações mensais dos valores dos índices de diversidade (H' e de equitabilidade (E' das comunidades de macrófitas aquáticas ao longo do ano. O dendrograma construído com o coeficiente de Odum mostrou uma seqüência lógica dos meses, evidenciando uma definida sucessão de populações divididas em dois grupos de similaridade separados pelo mês de junho. Nessa época, o nível de água do reservatório foi reduzido e o sedimento ficou exposto, favorecendo as espécies de hábito emergente.Despite the importance of aquatic ecosystem dynamics, aquatic

  1. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, South Pacific Ocean, 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0068364)

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  2. Estrutura fitossociológica do componente arbóreo de um fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa na mata sul de Pernambuco, nordeste do Brasil.

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    Roberto Felix Costa Junior

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A Tabebuia aurea (craibeira é uma espécie arbórea nativa que pode ser utilizada na recomposição de áreas degradadas, como planta ornamental e fornecedora de madeira de boa qualidade. O presente trabalho teve como objetivos avaliar o efeito de diferentes temperaturas e substratos sobre a germinação das sementes e o crescimento inicial de plântulas de Tabebuia aurea. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial 5 x 5 (cinco substratos: papel toalha, areia, vermiculita, pó de coco e Tropstrato®; cinco temperaturas: 25, 30, 35, 20-30 e 20-35ºC, com quatro repetições de 25 sementes cada. Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: germinação, primeira contagem da germinação, índice de velocidade de germinação, tempo médio de germinação, comprimento e massa seca da parte aérea e do sistema radicial. As temperaturas e substratos influenciaram as características avaliadas, exceto a avaliação final da germinação, a qual variou entre 84 e 94%. As temperaturas ótimas de germinação foram 30 e 35ºC. Os substratos papel toalha e entre areia foram mais adequados para avaliação segura da qualidade fisiológica de sementes de Tabebuia aurea.

  3. Study of the effects of different sterilization methods on the properties of dense and porous silk fibroin membranes;Estudo dos efeitos de diferentes metodos de esterilizacao nas propriedades de membranas densas de fibroina de seda

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    Weska, Raquel F.; Moraes, Mariana A. de; Beppu, Marisa M., E-mail: raquelweska@terra.com.b [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Quimica

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    Silk fibroin has been widely explored for many biomedical applications, due to its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Sterilization is a fundamental step in biomaterials processing, and it must not alter in a negative way the functionality of medical devices. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of different sterilization methods in the physical and chemical characteristics of dense silk fibroin membranes. Dense fibroin membranes were sterilized by ultraviolet radiation, 70% ethanol, autoclave, ethylene oxide and gamma radiation, and were analyzed by SEM, FTIR-ATR and XRD. The results for sterilization indicated that the methods didn't cause degradation of the membranes, but the methods that used organic solvent, or increase of humidity and/or temperature (70% ethanol, autoclave and ethylene oxide) altered the molecular conformation of fibroin, increasing the proportion of beta-sheet structure, what indicates an increase of crystallinity. This effect may be positive when a slower degradation of the membranes is desired, depending on the application as a bio material. (author)

  4. Evaluación de las propiedades mecánicas de una mezcla densa en caliente modificada con asfaltita/Mechanical Properties Evaluation of a hot Asphalt Mixture Modified with Asphaltite

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    Hugo Alexander Rondón Quintana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo evaluó en laboratorio la resistencia mecánica bajo carga monotónica, el módulo resiliente y la resistencia a la deformación permanente que experimenta una mezcla asfáltica cuando se modifica con una asfaltita. Adicionalmente, fue evaluada durante dos años, la influencia del medio ambiente de la ciudad de Bogotá D.C., sobre las propiedades mecánicas de la mezcla modificada. Se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de la mezcla asfáltica modificada incrementa en comparación con la convencional. La tendencia general de las mezclas con el tiempo de exposición al medio ambiente de Bogotá D.C., es experimentar un aumento en los valores de rigidez debido principalmente a procesos de endurecimiento por envejecimiento del ligante asfáltico. Sin embargo, para el caso de las mezclas modificadas y fabricadas con CA 60-70 en los primeros cinco meses de exposición, la rigidez disminuye.The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus and rutting were evaluated on a hot-mix asphalt (HMAmodified with a natural sphaltite. Additionally, the influence of the environmental conditions of BogotáD.C., was evaluated during two years on the mechanical properties of a modified asphalt mixture. The results show that the mechanical properties evaluated were better for the HMA mixes modified in compared with those with neat asphalts. The asphaltite produces higher mechanical resistance in HMA. The general tendency of the mixtures is increase the modulus with time due to aging of the asphalt cement. However, modified mixtures with AC 60- 70, decrease in stiffness during the first months.

  5. Análise estrutural em floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme não explorada, Amazônia Oriental Structural analysis in an unexplored terra firme dense ombrophylous forest, Eastern Amazon

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    Deoclides Ricardo de Souza

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo analisar a composição florística e as estruturas horizontal, interna e diamétrica da floresta. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, Município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará, Brasil. A floresta foi estratificada em três áreas homogêneas, denominadas classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos, empregando-se análise multivariada: análises de agrupamento e discriminante. Em cada classe de estoque foram instaladas, aleatoriamente, cinco parcelas de 100 x 100 m (1,0 ha cada uma, para medição dos indivíduos com dap > 15 cm. No centro de cada parcela de 100 x 100 m foi instalada uma subparcela de 10 x 100 m (0,1 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com 5 cm 15 cm (nível I de inclusão, respectivamente, estimou-se uma densidade total de 322,4; 309,0; e 313,8 indivíduos por hectare, bem como dominância total de 27,36; 27,45; e 25,88 m²/ha e volume de fuste total de 358,69; 328,33; e 308,69 m³/ha. Nas classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos das árvores com 5 cm 5 cm, estimadas pela equação de Meyer, confirmaram a tendência exponencial negativa ("J-invertido". A análise da estrutura da floresta em classes de estoque permitiu melhor conhecimento da composição de espécies e da estrutura fitossociológica, sendo útil na tomada de decisões em planos de manejo de rendimento sustentável.The objective of this study was to analyze the floristic composition and the horizontal, internal and diametric structure of an unexplored terra firme dense ombrophylous forest. The research was carried out at the Forest Management Unit (FMU in Tracajás Farm (02º35'53" S and 47º47'10"W, owned by Nova Era Agroflorestal, in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil. The forest was stratified in three homogeneous areas denominated classes of volumetric stock I, II and III, through multivariate analysis (cluster and discriminant analysis. In each of the stock classes, five plots of 100 x 100 m (1 ha were randomly set up for the measurement of individuals with dbh > 15cm. In the center of each 100 x 100 m plot, a subplot of 10 x 100 m (0.1 ha was installed for the measurement of individuals with 5cm 15cm (level I inclusion, the total density was estimated at 322.4; 309.0 and 313.8 individuals per hectare, respectively. The total dominance was of 27.36; 27.45 and 25.88 m²/ha and the total volume of commercial whole-tree were of 358.69; 328.33 and 408.69 m³/ha. In classes I, II and III of individuals with 5 cm 5 cm estimated by the Meyer equation confirmed the negative exponential trend ("inverted J". The analysis of the forest structure in stock classes allowed the evaluation of the species composition and the forests phytosociologic structure, being useful for the elaboration and execution of sustainable management plans.

  6. Fluxos de óxido nitroso em solos com cobertura de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana na Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro

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    Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Soil fluxes of N2O were determined over one year in montane tropical rainforest of southeastern Brazil with average annual rainfall of 2.8 m. Annual mean (± standard deviation and median N2O fluxes were 3.0 ± 1.4 and 2.7 µg N m-2 h-1, respectively, is 5-10 times lower than mean values reported in literature for tropical rainforest soils in the Amazon basin. N2O fluxes varied spatially and seasonally, were about twice as high during summer as in winter, and significantly influenced by both monthly precipitation and soil temperature.

  7. La etnografía utilizada en una investigación en enfermería: La construcción de una "descripción densa" Ethnography in nursing research: The construction of a "dense description"

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    Adelina Giacomelli Prochnow; José Luís Guedes dos Santos; Suzinara Beatriz Soares de Lima; Joséte Luzia Leite

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    La etnografía ha sido utilizada con frecuencia en la investigación en el campo de la enfermería. Así mismo, es considerada por muchos investigadores como un método destinado a estudiar culturas exóticas o grupos sociales de desfavorecidos. Este artículo pretende compartir las experiencias de los autores con la utilización de la etnografía como abordaje metodológico, en una investigación sobre las perspectivas culturales en el ejercicio del liderazgo del enfermero, considerando el contexto hos...

  8. Fitossociologia de uma Floresta Ombrófila Densa na Amazônia Setentrional, Roraima, Brasil Phytosociology of a dense ombrophilous forest in the northern Amazon, Roraima, Brazil

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    Tiago Monteiro Condé

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar a composição florística e fitossociológica de uma floresta nativa no município de Caracaraí, Roraima, Brasil. Foram inventariadas todas as árvores com DAP > 10 cm em 9 parcelas permanentes de 100 x 100 m (1 ha cada. Foram observados 4.724 indivíduos (525ind.ha-1, distribuídos em 42 famílias botânicas, 111 gêneros e 165 espécies. As famílias com maior número de indivíduos foram Fabaceae (1.883, Lecythidaceae (609 e Sapotaceae (434, perfazendo 52% do total de indivíduos amostrados. O grupo composto por espécies pioneiras apresentou maior número de indivíduos (219ind.ha-1, seguido das secundárias (193ind.ha-1 e climácicas (113ind.ha-1. No entanto, as secundárias obtiveram maior número de espécies (95, em detrimento de climácicas (44 e pioneiras (26. O índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' = 3,27 e o valor de equabilidade de Pielou (J = 0,64 foram inferiores aos obtidos em outros inventários florísticos na Amazônia Legal, contribuindo para isso o tamanho populacional de Pentaclethra macroloba. As espécies Pentaclethra macroloba (52,1, Eschweilera bracteosa (23,7 e Pouteria caimito (8,1 apresentaram os maiores valores de importância, perfazendo 28% do VI total. A maior parte dos indivíduos amostrados (71,3% = 374ind.ha-1 foram registrados no estrato médio (12,4 m This study was carried out to characterize species composition and phytosociology of a native forest located at Caracaraí, Roraima, Brazil. All trees with breast diameter (DBH above 10 cm in nine 1-ha-permanent plots (100 x 100 m each were inventoried. We observed 4,724 individuals (525 trees per hectare distributed in 42 families, 111 genera and 165 species. The families with greater number of individuals were Fabaceae (1883, Lecythidaceae (609 and Sapotaceae (434, comprising 52% of the total. The higher densities of individuals were observed in the pioneer (219 trees ha-1, followed by secondary (193 trees ha-1 and climax species (113 trees ha-1. However, species of secondary group had the highest species richness (95, followed by the climax (44 and the pioneer (26. The Shannon diversity index (H' = 3.27 and the value of Pielou equability (J = 0.64 were lower than those obtained in other floristic inventories in the Amazon, because of the high occurrence of Pentaclethra macroloba. The importance values (VI were higher for Pentaclethra macroloba (52.1, Eschweilera bracteosa (23.7 and Pouteria caimito (8.1. The importance values of these three species alone accounted for 28% of the total VI across species. Most of the individuals (71.3% = 374 trees ha-1 were recorded in the middle stratum (12.4 m ≤ height < 26.5 m of forest. The forest community can be considered well-structured, mature and diverse, and so it is in good state of conservation.

  9. Phytosociological importance of an ombrophilous forest fragment in the State of Roraima, Brazil = Importância fitossociológica de um fragmento de floresta ombrófila densa no estado de Roraima, Brasil

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    Luiz Fernandes Silva Dionisio; Osmar Serra Bonfim Filho; Bruno Roberto de Souza Crivelli; Jefferson Peixoto Gomes; Marcelo Henrique Silva de Oliveira; João Olegário Pereira de Carvalho

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    The aim of this study was to characterise the phytosociology of a fragment of native forest in the town of Caroebe, in the State of Roraima, Brazil. All trees with a DBH ≥ 15 cm were inventoried in 18 permanent plots of 15 x 20 m (300 m²). There were 175 individuals indentified, distributed across 17 botanical families, 37 genera and 45 species. The genera with the greatest floristic richness were Protium, Vantanea and Couratari. Among the families, Fabaceae and Lecythidaceae showed the great...

  10. 智利南部拉姆萨尔湿地位点黑颈天鹅(Cygnus melancoryphus)的迁徙、死亡和大型植物水蕴草(Egeria densa)的灭绝

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    2007-01-01

    人类活动对全世界范围内生态系统服务和湿地功能的影响与日俱增。湿地生态系统具有重要的科学研究和社会价值,是生物多样性和水资源最丰富的地区。智利南部(大约39~41°s)目前,一些面积超过500hm2的沿海和内地湿地受到临近城市工业废弃物排放、未利用土地转变为耕地和水抽提的威胁。这些湿地大多位于瓦蒂文(Valdivian)雨林的沿海地区,该雨林具有独特的生物特性,植物多样性高,且由于广泛的土地利用变化而发生片段化。湿地和瓦蒂文雨林的这些特征促进了智利政府和国际社会对该生态系统的保护.

  11. Microcosm Simulation Study and Methylmercury Forming Mechanism at Landscape Water of City%城市景观水体甲基汞的形成机制及微宇宙模拟研究

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    刘小红; 司友斌; 郭子薇; 杜成竹; 朱聪聪

    2016-01-01

    Mercury is harmful to the environment, which has gradually become one of the research hotspots. Sediments, as a main repository of pollutants, have an important impact on water quality and the internal organisms, which deserves our research. In this paper, we focused on Hefei landscape water sediment and tried to investigate the status of inorganic mercury and methylmercury pollutions in the sediment. To study the conversion process from inorganic mercury to methylmercury and their enrichment levels and mechanism, we established the ecological chain of “sediment-water-grass-fish” through analog microcosm examination. The results were as follows: from ten water and sediment samples in Hefei landscape water sediment, we found that the contents of inorganic mercury and methylmercury ranged 11. 74-13. 12 μg•kg-1 and 0. 37-2. 23 μg•kg-1 , respectively. The microcosm examination showed that: with increasing culture time, inorganic mercury in sediments gradually decreased. There was a phenomenon that the content of methylmercury increased at first and then decreased to reach the balance later. Both the inorganic mercury and methylmercury in water change showed an increasing trend. The enrichment contents of inorganic mercury in Egeria densa Planch. and golden mandarin fish ( Siniperca scherzeri Steindachner) were low while their enrichment of methylmercury could be great. In addition, we found that both the bioaccumulation ability and the enrichment coefficient of methylmercury in the body of golden mandarin fish were the maximum during the same period.%汞对环境的危害已经成为研究热点之一,尤其是水体底泥作为污染物的主要储蓄库,其对水质以及生物的影响研究非常重要.本文以合肥市景观水体为研究对象,调查分析底泥中无机汞和甲基汞的污染现状,并采用微宇宙试验模拟“底泥-水-草-鱼”生态系统中无机汞和甲基汞的转化过程及其甲基汞的富集机制.结果

  12. Variación espacio-temporal del nitrógeno y fósforo en el embalse del Neusa

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    Guillot Monroy Gabriel

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available El Embalse del Neusa es un cuerpo de agua oligo-mesotrófico ubicado en la cordillera oriental de los Andes colombianos, utilizado en la regulación de caudales del río Neusa y en la distribución de agua para consumo. Allí se analizaron la variación espacial del nitrógeno y el fósforo y sus tasas de sedimentación, se indagó sobre su relación con la distribución de Egeria densa en el embalse. Para hacer una aproximación a la incidencia de las comunidades litorales sobre la variación del nitrógeno y fósforo se hicieron estimaciones de los porcentajes de nitrógeno y fósforo contenidos tanto en la biomasa como en la necromasa macrofíticas y se estudió su variación en el tiempo durante los procesos de descomposición in situ. En este trabajo se encontró que las diferencias temporales y espaciales en los contenidos de nitrógeno y fósforo en la columna de agua

  13. 非临响状态:在沉默的声音中倾听声音--由声音引发音乐文化发生问题讨论%Non - Living Soundscape: Listening to Sound in Silence Issues Concerning the Sound - initiated Musical Cultures (fei linxiang zhuangtai:zai chenmo de shengyin zhong qingting shengyin)

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    2006-01-01

    通过诗性起源、声音还原,以及建档立案,就声音所引发的音乐文化发生问题进行讨论:1.人类学本体论意义上的,之所以声音自身存在的可能性.2.现象学方法论意义上的,之所以在沉默的声音中倾听声音.

  14. Ciclo de corte econômico ótimo em floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme sob manelo florestal sustentável, Amazônia Oriental Optimum economic cutting cycle in a terra firme dense ombrophylous forest under sustained management, Eastern Amazon

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    Deoclides Ricardo de Souza

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo estimar o ciclo de corte e o estoque de colheita ótimo, no qual a taxa anual do crescimento da floresta se iguala à taxa anual de juros oferecida pelo mercado de capital. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará, Brasil. A unidade de manejo florestal foi estratificada em classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos, empregando-se análises de agrupamento e discriminante. Em cada classe de estoque foram instaladas aleatoriamente cinco parcelas de 100 x 100 m (1,0 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com dap > 15 cm. No centro de cada parcela foi instalada uma subparcela de 10 x 100 m (0,1 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com 5 cm The objective of the present study was to estimate the optimum cutting cycle and harvest stock, where forest annual growing rate equals the annual interest rate offered by the financial market. The research was carried out at the Forest Management Unit (FMU in Tracajás Farm (02º35'53" S and 47º47'10"W, owned by Nova Era Agroflorestal, in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil. The forest was stratified in three homogeneous areas denominated classes of volumetric stock I, II and III, through multivariate analysis (cluster and discriminant analysis. In each of the stock classes, five 100 x 100 m plots (1 ha were randomly set up to measure individuals with dbh > 15cm. In the center of each 100 x 100 m plot, a 10 x 100 m subplot (0,1 ha was installed to measure individuals with 5cm < dbh < 15 cm. In stock class I, the optimum economic cycles were 13, 12, and 8 years; in stock class II, 18, 12 and 12 years; in stock class III, 22, 12 and 14 years, considering an average annual increment of 3,0 m³/ha/year. Higher remuneration rates for the invested capital were verified for the shorter cutting cycles, regardless of the commercial harvest. Higher annual volume increments resulted in a higher valorization of the forest. Higher harvested volumes implicated in longer cutting cycles for a same forest growing rate. However, within certain limits, higher harvested volumes can biologically result in higher growing rates of the remaining stock. This occurs mostly when silvicultural treatments are applied.

  15. Variação temporal e espacial da cobertura vegetal da floresta ombrófila densa na Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaraqueçaba no Estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    Ana Cláudia de Paula Muller

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Owing to the urgent need to conserve ecosystems and in view of effective ways and legal actions taken to reach such goal, this study intends to evaluate the physical, environmental and legal particularities of the Guaraqueçaba Environmental Protection Area (APA in PR/Brazil. The Atlantic Forest biome is dominant in this area and is protected within a 315.241 ha sustainable use conservation area. This study tries to establish, through temporal and spacial assessment, the historical evolution of vegetation cover levels and land use, in several periods of time (before and after the establishment of the APA, and the higher or lesser importance of the conservationist action in this kind of protected area.

  16. Estudo da regeneração natural de espécies arbóreas em fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa, Mata das Galinhas, no município de Catende, zona da mata sul de Pernambuco

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    Wegliane Campelo da Silva

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The study was developed in the fragment situated in the Catende is – PE city (Mata das Galinhas – 8º69’06”S e 35º69’08” W, in mesoregion of the pernambucana forest, more necessarily in the humid forest is microregion, at 142 km of the capital. The area is vegetacion is Humid Forest. The relief varies wavy to very wavy, with 199 m altitude. The soil is classified as red latisols dystrophic and red nitosols associated to latisols. The present work aims to study and evaluated the total natural regeneration of arboreal species in the forest fragment and to verify the diversity and structure of the species in the same one. For estimate the natural regeneration, were made systematically 16 subunits (samples with 5 x 5 m. These subunits were inserted in the middle samples (10 x 25 m before used to evaluate the community arboreal phytossociology, with 50 meters between the ones. The regeneration study (CAP 3 m. Besides, the samply sufficient and diversity were calculated. In fragment was observed 31 botanical families and 60 arboreal species inside 194 individuals. 42 had been identified in level of species, 4 in sort level, 2 in family level and 2 are not identify. Ten species obtained bigest values for total natural regeneration of the samples population (RNT and contribute with 53,78% of the total percentage, how is descript following way: Brosimum discolor Schott (9,98%, Protium heptaphyllum (Aubl. Marchand (9,19%, Eschweilera ovata (Cambess. Miers (8,01%, Thyrsodium spruceanum Benth. (7,0%, Dialium guianense (Aubl. Sandwith (5,44%, Erythroxylum squamatum Sw. (3,32%, Cupania revoluta Rolfe (3,16%, Sorocea hilarii Gaudich.

  17. Argentine Hydrellia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera, Ephydridae): new species and key to identification.

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    Rodrigues Júnior, Francisco De Assis; Mathis, Wayne Nielsen; Hauser, Martin

    2015-05-13

    Hydrellia egeriae sp. nov., a new species of Hydrellia from Campana (34 14' 04 S, 58 52' 32 W) and Hurlingham (3435'14 S, 5838'27 W), Buenos Aires province, Argentina is described. A key to the Argentine Hydrellia species is presented.

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    Items 151 - 200 of 1236 ... ... egeria radiata shells as possible raw materials for ceramic glaze production, Abstract .... sanitary survey(ss) methoid in bore water quality analysis in Uyo. ... Vol 14, No 3 (2008), Article size distribution and control on ...

  19. Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil) = Comunidade de algas perifíticas em substrato artificial e natural em um tributário do reservatório de Rosana (Ribeirão do Corvo, Estado do Paraná, Brasil)

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    Liliana Rodrigues; Sirlene Aparecida Felisberto

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    Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil). This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, asartificial. This experiment was c...

  20. Effects of various transport inhibitors on oscillating TGF pressure responses in the rat

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    Leyssac, P P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H

    1986-01-01

    . In the recovery period the oscillations often became irregular. The results confirm that the oscillating pressure response is mediated by a transport function of the macula densa (MD); and, thus, has the character of a tubulo-glomerular feedback (TGF) response. The data suggest 1. that BUM inhibition of NaCl co...

  1. Entactin: ultrastructural localization of an ubiquitous basement membrane glycoprotein in mouse skin

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    Horiguchi, Y; Fine, J D; Ljubimov, A V;

    1989-01-01

    Entactin is a recently described sulfated glycoprotein component of mouse endodermal cell-derived extracellular matrix and is present in a number of basement membranes. It has been ultrastructurally localized to both lamina densa and adjacent epithelial cell membranes in rodent kidney. In the pre...

  2. IgA-mediated epidermolysis bullosa acquisita : Two cases and review of the literature

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    Vodegel, RM; de Jong, MCJM; Pas, HH; Jonkman, MF

    2002-01-01

    We describe 2 adult patients with a subepidermal bullous dermatosis with exclusively linear IgA depositions along the epidermal basement membrane zone that were deposited in the sublamina densa zone as witnessed by direct immunoelectron microscopy. Indirect immunofluorescence microscopy of patients'

  3. 3D sph simulations of giant herbig-haro flows and jet-cloud interactions in star formation regions

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    Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Describimos algunos resultados recientes de simulaciones tridimensionales con hidrodin amica de part culas suavizadas (SPH de chorros densos con enfriamiento radiativo en regiones de formaci on estelar. Discutimos la estructura y cinem atica de los objetos HH gigantes recientemente detectados y la interacci on de chorros HH con las nubes densas y compactas que los rodean.

  4. IgA-mediated epidermolysis bullosa acquisita : Two cases and review of the literature

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    Vodegel, RM; de Jong, MCJM; Pas, HH; Jonkman, MF

    2002-01-01

    We describe 2 adult patients with a subepidermal bullous dermatosis with exclusively linear IgA depositions along the epidermal basement membrane zone that were deposited in the sublamina densa zone as witnessed by direct immunoelectron microscopy. Indirect immunofluorescence microscopy of patients'

  5. Permeation of macromolecules into the renal glomerular basement membrane and capture by the tubules

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    Lawrence, Marlon G.; Altenburg, Michael K.; Sanford, Ryan; Willett, Julian D.; Bleasdale, Benjamin; Ballou, Byron; Wilder, Jennifer; Li, Feng; Miner, Jeffrey H.; Berg, Ulla B.; Smithies, Oliver

    2017-01-01

    How the kidney prevents urinary excretion of plasma proteins continues to be debated. Here, using unfixed whole-mount mouse kidneys, we show that fluorescent-tagged proteins and neutral dextrans permeate into the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), in general agreement with Ogston's 1958 equation describing how permeation into gels is related to molecular size. Electron-microscopic analyses of kidneys fixed seconds to hours after injecting gold-tagged albumin, negatively charged gold nanoparticles, and stable oligoclusters of gold nanoparticles show that permeation into the lamina densa of the GBM is size-sensitive. Nanoparticles comparable in size with IgG dimers do not permeate into it. IgG monomer-sized particles permeate to some extent. Albumin-sized particles permeate extensively into the lamina densa. Particles traversing the lamina densa tend to accumulate upstream of the podocyte glycocalyx that spans the slit, but none are observed upstream of the slit diaphragm. At low concentrations, ovalbumin-sized nanoparticles reach the primary filtrate, are captured by proximal tubule cells, and are endocytosed. At higher concentrations, tubular capture is saturated, and they reach the urine. In mouse models of Pierson’s or Alport’s proteinuric syndromes resulting from defects in GBM structural proteins (laminin β2 or collagen α3 IV), the GBM is irregularly swollen, the lamina densa is absent, and permeation is increased. Our observations indicate that size-dependent permeation into the lamina densa of the GBM and the podocyte glycocalyx, together with saturable tubular capture, determines which macromolecules reach the urine without the need to invoke direct size selection by the slit diaphragm. PMID:28246329

  6. Ultrastructure of basement membranes in developing shark tooth.

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    Sawada, T; Inoue, S

    2003-01-01

    Based on studies of the tooth of largely mammalian species, the dental basement membranes are shown to be specialized for various roles significant in the development and maintenance of the tooth. Comparative studies with the nonmammalian tooth will facilitate further clarification of the mechanisms of mammalian tooth formation. In this study, basement membranes of the shark tooth in successive developmental stages was ultrastructurally examined for elucidation of their roles in odontogenesis. Teeth of a shark, Cephaloscyllium umbratile, were processed for thin section electron microscopy. Throughout the developmental stages the lamina densa of the basement membrane was made up of a fine network of "cords," irregular anastomosing strands known to be the major component of mammalian basement membranes. In the presecretory stage of the shark tooth, dental papilla cells were immobilized for their differentiation into odontoblasts by means of the binding of their processes to numerous narrow extensions of the lamina densa of the inner dental epithelium. In the secretory stage, a number of cords of the widened lamina densa were extended towards and bound to tubular vesicles of the forming enameloid. During the mineralization stage, fragments of the degrading enameloid matrix appeared to be moving through the lamina densa to the epithelial cells for processing. In the maturation stage, half of the lamina densa facing the enameloid was mineralized forming an advancing edge of mineralization of the enameloid. It provided strong binding and smooth transition of organic to mineral phase which may allow transportation of substances across the phases for enameloid maturation in a way similar to that reported in the mammalian tooth. These observations indicate that basement membranes of the developing shark tooth, as those in the mammalian tooth, play various roles, including anchoring, firm binding, and possible mediation of the transport of substances that are known to be

  7. Microhimenópteros Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae parasitando espécies de dípteros que se desenvolvem em fezes de gado bovino em Panamá, Estado de Goiás, Brasil Microhymenopterous Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae parasitizing dipterous species developing in cattle dung, in Panamá, Goiás State, Brazil

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    Carlos Henrique Marchiori

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Com este estudo, objetivou-se verificar a freqüência de parasitismo de microhimenópteros Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, parasitando espécies de dípteros, que se desenvolvem em fezes de bovinos, em Panamá, Estado de Goiás, de maio a dezembro de 2003. As pupas dos hospedeiros foram isoladas pelo método de flutuação e individualizadas em cápsulas de gelatina até a emergência das moscas e/ou dos seus parasitóides. A freqüência de parasitismo apresentada por Kleidotoma nigra (HARTIG, 1840, Paraganaspis egeria (DÍAZ, GALLARDO e WALSH, 1996, Triplasta atrocoxalis (ASHMEAD, 1895 e Triplasta coxalis (ASHMEAD, 1895 foi de 6,45%, 3,33%, 3,33% e 13,33%, respectivamente.This study had the objective of verifying the frequency of microhymenopterous Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae parasitizing dipterous species developing in cattle dung, in Panamá, Goiás State, from May to December 2003. The hosts pupae were obtained by the flotation method and individually placed in gelatin capsules until the emergency of the adult flies or their parasitoids. The frequencies of parasitism by Kleidotoma nigra (HARTIG, 1840, Paraganaspis egeria (DÍAZ, GALLARDO and WALSH, 1996, Triplasta atrocoxalis (ASHMEAD, 1895 and Triplasta coxalis (ASHMEAD, 1895 were 6.45%, 3.33%, 3.33% and 13.33%, respectively.

  8. Real-time three-dimensional imaging of epidermal splitting and removal by high-definition optical coherence tomography

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    Boone, Marc; Draye, Jean Pierre; Verween, Gunther;

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    , the epidermal removal was incomplete as remnants of the epidermal basal cell layer remained attached to the basement membrane on the dermis. With Triton X-100 treatment, the epidermis was not removed. In conclusion, HD-OCT imaging permits real-time 3-D visualization of the impact of selected agents on human...... to be equally efficient in the removal of the epidermis from human split-thickness skin allografts. However, a different epidermal splitting level at the dermo-epidermal junction could be observed and confirmed by immunolabelling of collagen type IV and type VII. Epidermal splitting occurred at the level...... of the lamina densa with dispase II and above the lamina densa (in the lamina lucida) with NaCl. The 3-D architecture of dermal papillae and dermis was more affected by Dispase II on HD-OCT which corresponded with histopathologic (orcein staining) fragmentation of elastic fibres. With SDS treatment...

  9. A dynamic model of the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism

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    Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Marsh, D J

    1990-01-01

    the model predicted a substantial phase shift of the NaCl concentration relative to the flow oscillation at the macula densa. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the oscillations are caused by the TGF mechanism. The results further support the notion that the delays and damping caused......We have reported oscillations in proximal tubular pressure and flow and in distal tubular pressure and chloride concentration in halothane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. These variables oscillated at the same frequency in each animal, approximately 35 mHz, but were out of phase with each other...... a detailed representation of pressure and flow in the tubules based on a reduced version of the Navier-Stokes equations. The NaCl concentration at the macula densa was used as the signal to the TGF mechanism. The tubular NaCl concentration was modeled by a partial differential equation based on conservation...

  10. Herbig-Haro Jets Emerging from a Neutral Cloud into a H II region

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    A. C. Raga

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos simulaciones numéricas de un flujo Herbig-Haro que sale de una nube densa hacia una región H II. Este tipo de "salidas" de nubes densas han sido observadas recientemente en varias regiones de formación estelar, y aquí exploramos las propiedades de estos flujos variando algunos de los parámetros libres del modelo. Presentamos series temporales de la temperatura, densidad, fracción de ionización y de la emisión en H. Encontramos que la emisión en H de los flujos está mayormente controlada por el flujo incidente de fotones ionizantes, en lugar de por las propiedades intrínsecas del flujo.

  11. Cine teatro Maestoso, Roma

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    Ricardo Morandi

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    Full Text Available En un barrio de densa población y en la Via Appia Nuova, se levanta un tanto macizo y compacto este edificio, destinado a un triple fin: almacén, cine-teatro y viviendas. Dadas sus dimensiones, las tres funciones son de gran volumen: 3.000 m2 de almacén, 2.800 asientos del cine y 100 apartamentos.

  12. Cine teatro Maestoso, Roma

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    En un barrio de densa población y en la Via Appia Nuova, se levanta un tanto macizo y compacto este edificio, destinado a un triple fin: almacén, cine-teatro y viviendas. Dadas sus dimensiones, las tres funciones son de gran volumen: 3.000 m2 de almacén, 2.800 asientos del cine y 100 apartamentos.

  13. Ante la gloria de Atenas

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    Jesús Rincón y Serna

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    Full Text Available La luz del amanecer empieza a rielar sobre el mar Jónico, envuelto en la penumbra que hacia atrás se hace más densa hasta dejar en la obscuridad las ya lejanas costas de Italia. Solo un tenue fulgor del oriente deja ver entre las ondas las islas y las playas de nombres simbólicos.

  14. Survey on species composition of weed community at wheat-rape rotation fields in conservation tillage system of Qinghai province%保护性耕作制度下青海麦油轮作田间杂草群落组成调查

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    魏有海; 郭青云; 冯俊涛

    2011-01-01

    Weed survey was conducted by sampling methods of inverted W-pattern to determine the species composition and structure of weed communities in wheat-rope rotation fields in conservation tillage system. The results showed that among 55 weed species belonging to 22 families, 4 species were considered as dominant weeds, including Elsholtzia densa Benth, Chenopodium album, Polygonum convolvlus L and thlaspi arvense Linn.; 9 species were regional dominant weeds; 8 common weed species and 34 normal weed species. The overall abundance of Avenafatua Linn( Elsholtzia densa Benth), Sonchus arvensis Linn. And Chenopodium album were relatively high and were the main components of weed communities at the wheat-rope rotation fields in conservation tillage system.%采用倒置"W"取样法对青海麦油轮作区保护性耕作田间杂草进行了调查,以明确田间杂草的种类组成及群落结构.结果表明,青海省保护性耕作田杂革有55种,隶属于22科,其中优势杂草有密花香薷(Elsholtzia densa Benth)、藜(Chenopodium album)、荞麦蔓(Polygonum convolvlus L.)、遏蓝菜(Thlaspi arvense Linn.)等4种,区域性优势杂草有9种,常见杂草有8种,一般杂草有34种.发生优势度较大的杂草为野燕麦(Avena fatua Linn)、密花香薷(Elsholtzia densa Benth)、苣荬菜(Sonchus artensis Linn.)、藜(Chenopodium album)等,是构成保护性耕作制度下麦油轮作田间杂草群落的优势种.

  15. Ultrastructure of basement membranes in monkey and shark teeth at an early stage of development.

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    Sawada, Takashi

    2003-12-01

    The basement membrane, which separates the inner enamel epithelium from the dental papilla in the early stages of tooth development, is known to play a significant role in odontogenesis. In this review article, this basement membrane was described in detail based on our recent findings with the use of high-resolution electron microscopy. Tooth germs of a monkey (Macaca fuscata) and a shark (Cephaloscyllium umbratile) were processed for thin-section observations. During the early stage of development, the basement membrane of the inner enamel (dental) epithelium was composed of a lamina lucida, lamina densa, and much wider lamina fibroreticularis. At higher magnification, the lamina densa in both species was made up of a fine network of cords, which are generally the main constituents of the basement membranes. In the monkey tooth, the lamina fibroreticularis was rich in fibrils, which were now characterized as basotubules, 10-nm-wide microfibril-like structures. The space between the basotubules was filled with a cord network that extended from the lamina densa. Dental papilla cell processes were inserted into the lamina fibroreticularis, and their surface was closely associated with numerous parallel basotubules via 1.5- to 3-nm-wide filaments. In the shark tooth during its early stage of development, the basotubules were absent in the lamina fibroreticularis and only narrow extensions, 60-90 nm wide and 1-2 microm long, of the cord network of the lamina densa were present. The dental papilla cells were immobilized by means of the binding of their processes to the extensions. These results indicate that basement membranes in both monkey and shark teeth at early stage of development are specialized for functions as anchoring and firm binding, which are essential for the successful differentiation of the odontoblasts.

  16. Effect of Blockade of Nitric Oxide Synthesis on the Renin Secretory Response to Frusemide in Conscious Rabbits

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    Reid, Ian A.; Chou, Lance

    1995-01-01

    The enzyme nitric oxide synthase is present in the macula densa and may participate in the control of renin secretion by the adjacent juxtagiomerular cells. In the present study, we investigated the effect of inhibiting nitric oxide synthase on the renin secretory response to frusemide, which stimulates renin secretion by blocking Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transport in the macula densa. Injection of frusemide in 12 conscious rabbits elicited a transient increase in mean arterial pressure from 84 +/- 2 to 92 +/-3 mm Hg at 5 min (P less than 0.01) and a sustained increase in heart rate from 246 +/- 6 to 281 +/- 10 beats/min at 45 min (P less than 0.01). Plasma renin activity increased from 8.0 +/- 1.2 to 14.3 +/- 1.8, 12.4 +/- 1.6 and 11.6 +/- 1.5 pmol/2h ml at 15, 30 and 45min respectively (P less than 0.01). There were no changes in plasma sodium and potassium concentrations or osmoiality. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase with N(sup G)-nitro-L- arginine methyl ester increased mean arterial pressure by 9 mm Hg, decreased heart rate and plasma renin activity, and markedly suppressed the renin response to frusemide (from 4.6 +/- 0.7 to 7.6 +/- 1.7, 4.7 +/- 1.0 and 4.6 +/- 0.7pmol/2h ml at 15, 30 and 45 min respectively). By contrast, infusion of an equipressor dose of phenylephrine did not suppress the renin response to frusemide. Histochemical studies with the NADPH diaphorase technique confirmed the presence of nitric oxide synthase in the macula densa, and suggested that enzyme activity is increased by treatment with frusemide. These results are consistent with a role for the L- arginine-nitric oxide pathway in the modulation of renin secretion by the macula densa.

  17. Simulación del Regenerador de una Unidad de Desintegración Catalítica Fluidizada (FCC

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    Roberto Hernández Enríquez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de aplicación de un modelo para simular el estado estacionario del regenerador de catalizador en una unidad de desintegración catalítica fluidizada, incluyendo una descripción cinética detallada del comportamiento de la fase densa y de la fase diluida, tanto en combustión parcial como en combustión total. El desarrollo del modelo está basado en considerar que los gases en flujo pistón, a través de las dos fases, y el catalizador en el lecho denso se encuentran bien mezclados y son isotérmicos. Los balances de materia y energía quedan descritos por sistemas de ecuaciones diferenciales ordinarias, para la fase del gas en la cama densa y en la fase diluida, y por ecuaciones algebraicas no lineales para la fase del catalizador en la cama densa. Se ajustaron los parámetros cinéticos para representar un caso industrial y se estudió el comportamiento del modelo al modificar el flujo de aire alimentado.

  18. U ltracompact H II regions: new challenges

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    S. E. Kurtz

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    Full Text Available El nombre de \\regi on H II ultracompacta" (UC H II apareci o por primera vez en la literatura hace mas de 30 a~nos. Desde entonces se han identi cado del orden de 103 regiones o candidatos a UC H II y se han propuesto al menos siete modelos para explicarlas. Las evidencias observacionales recientes indican que la clasi caci on usual de UC H II puede ser inadecuada para todas las nebulosas densas y peque~nas que rodean a las estrellas masivas j ovenes. En particular, algunas UC H II parecen ser las regiones densas de estructuras m as grandes a las que llamamos \\UC H II con emisi on extendida". Otras regiones H II parecen ser un orden de magnitud m as peque~nas y dos ordenes de magnitud m as densas que las UC H II tradicionales. Ellas merecen una nueva clasi caci on y las llamamos \\regiones H II super-ultracompactas". Damos un resumen hist orico y cient co de las UC H II, presentamos los nuevos datos observacionales que dan origen a las nuevas clasi caciones y discutimos brevemente las implicaciones para los modelos te oricos.

  19. Parasitoids of flies collected in chicken viscera in Itumbiara, Goiás, Brazil

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    Marchiori C.H.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo determinar as espécies de parasitoides associados com moscas coletadas em vísceras de galinha, em Itumbiara, Goiás. Armadilhas contendo vísceras de galinha como isca foram utilizadas para atrair a moscas. As pupas, obtidas pelo método de flutuação, foram colocadas individualmente em cápsulas de gelatina (nmasculine 00 e mantidas em laboratório até a emergência das moscas e/ou dos parasitoides. A prevalência total de parasitismo foi de 20,0%. Brachymeria podagrica, Hemencyrtus sp. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae, Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae, Paraganaspis egeria (Díaz, Gallardo & Wash (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, apresentaram prevalência de parasitismo de 8,9%, 10,8%, 0,9% e 0,3%, respectivamente.

  20. Fate of psychoactive compounds in wastewater treatment plant and the possibility of their degradation using aquatic plants.

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    Mackuľak, Tomáš; Mosný, Michal; Škubák, Jaroslav; Grabic, Roman; Birošová, Lucia

    2015-03-01

    In this study we analyzed and characterized 29 psychoactive remedies, illicit drugs and their metabolites in single stages of wastewater treatment plants in the capital city of Slovakia. Psychoactive compounds were present within all stages, and tramadol was detected at a very high concentration (706 ng/L). Significant decreases of codeine, THC-COOH, cocaine and buprenorphine concentration were observed in the biological stage. Consequently, we were interested in the possibility of alternative tertiary post-treatment of effluent water with the following aquatic plants: Cabomba caroliniana, Limnophila sessiliflora, Egeria najas and Iris pseudacorus. The most effective plant for tertiary cleansing was I. pseudacorus which demonstrated the best pharmaceutical removal capacity. After 48 h codeine and citalopram was removed with 87% efficiency. After 96 h were all analyzed compounds were eliminated with efficiencies above 58%.

  1. Parasitóides de Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Fanniidae coletados em Caldas Novas, Goiás, Brasil Parasitoids of Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Fanniidae collected in Caldas Novas, Goiás, Brasil

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    Carlos Henrique Marchiori

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Com este estudo, objetivou-se verificar as espécies de insetos parasitando Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Fanniidaeem Caldas Novas, Goiás, de agosto de 2003 a maio de 2004, empregando como atrativo de alimentação iscas formadas por fezes humanas, fígado bovino e peixe, com pupas sendo isoladas pelo método da flutuação, em água e individualizadas em cápsulas de gelatina até a emergência das moscas e/ou dos seus parasitóides. As porcentagens de parasitismo apresentada por Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Rondani, 1875 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae, Spalangia nigra Latrielle, 1805 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae Paraganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh., 1996 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae e Spalangia drosophilae Ashmead, 1887 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae foram de 4,3, 1,5 0,9 e 0,6%, respectivamente. A porcentagem total de parasitismo observada foi de 7,4%. Relata-se a primeira ocorrência de S. nigra em pupas de F. pusio no Brasil.The aim of this study was to report the insect species parasitizing Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Fanniidae, in Caldas Novas, State of Goiás, between August 2003 and May 2004. Flies were attracted to baits consisting of human feces, bovine liver and fish, with the pupae being isolated by the flotation method, in water, and individually placed in gelatin capsules until the emergence of the flies and/or their parasitoids. The parasitism percentages presented by Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Rondani, 1875 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae, Spalangia nigra Latrielle, 1805 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae, Paraganaspis egeria Díaz, Gallardo & Walsh, 1996 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae and Spalangia drosophilae Ashmead, 1887 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae were 4.3, 1.5, 0.9 and 0.6%, respectively. The total percentage of parasitism was 7.4%. This study reports the first occurrence of S. nigra in pupae of F. pusio in Brazil.

  2. Marine sediments and palaeoclimatic variations since the Late Pleistocene: An overview for the Arabian Sea

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    Nigam, R.; Hashimi, N.H.

    (foraminifera) and non-living (minerals) components to identify the parameters which can be used to reconstruct palaeoclimate. It is concluded that for the latter the important components are carbonate content, the mean size of quartz grains, content of felspars...

  3. Nutrient and carbon cycling in agro-ecosystems and their interactions with ecosystem services. 27th Francis New Memorial Lecture

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    Neeteson, J.J.

    2011-01-01

    Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. An ecosystem is the interacting system of living organisms and their associated non-living environment. Four types of ecosystem services can be distinguished: provisioning services, regulating services, cultural services, and

  4. Seston Data from Flow Cytometers and Microscope Environmental Data from Sondes

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Seston data with phytoplankton and size fractioned non-living particles counted by flow cytomter from Penebscot River, Maine in April, May, and June of 2015. High...

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    cause harm to human, animal and plant lives and to non-living organisms. ... Anthropogenic activities (i.e. farming) also affect the natural ... pollutants in water and soil, and produce odour when they decompose ..... Int. Ocean Org. Med. Nos.

  6. Análise de índices biofísicos a partir de imagens TM Landsat 5 em paisagem heterogênea no Sudoeste da Amazônia

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    Rodrigo Tartari

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O sudoeste da Amazônia Brasileira é composto por um mosaico de paisagem com transição de campos naturais e floresta ombrófila densa. A bacia do rio Puruzinho, localizada no “Arco do Desmatamento” no interflúvio Purus-Madeira, tem passado por mudança no uso e cobertura da terra. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a variação espacial de índices biofísicos de uma paisagem heterogênea na bacia hidrográfica do rio Puruzinho. O índice de vegetação da diferença normalizada (NDVI, índice de área foliar (IAF, temperatura da superfície, albedo e saldo de radiação da superfície (Rn foram estimados pelo SEBAL (Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land a partir de imagens TM Landsat 5, e analisados sobre floresta densa, campos naturais, área desmatada e área urbana de Humaitá-AM. Todos os índices biofísicos foram significativamente diferentes, considerando o uso e cobertura da terra. Os índices biofísicos apresentaram padrão inverso entre a área urbana e a floresta densa, com menor NDVI, IAF e saldo de radiação e maior temperatura e albedo da superfície na área urbana. Portanto, as variáveis estimadas pelo SEBAL foram adequadas para avaliar o efeito das mudanças no uso do solo sobre as variáveis estimadas e distinguir áreas antropizadas de áreas naturais.

  7. 不同水生植物对水体中氮磷吸收去除效果的试验%Experiment of Absorption and Removal Efficiency for Nitrogen and Phosphorus with Several Different Hydrophytes

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    苏小东; 李艳; 原金海; 贾云

    2014-01-01

    研究了狐尾藻、水蕴草、轮叶黑藻、长叶久冠和铜线草等水生植物吸收水体中N、P的能力。结果表明狐尾藻、水蕴草、轮叶黑藻和长叶久冠对水体中的氮磷有较强的去除能力,且植物对水体中氮磷的去除率与植物质量之间呈相关关系;同时狐尾藻、水蕴草、轮叶黑藻和长叶久冠均有较好的环境适应性,而铜线草的环境适应性较差。由此推断可以利用狐尾藻、水蕴草、轮叶黑藻和长叶久冠水生植物在生态塘污水处理系统中构建水生植物系统来处理生活污水。%Several hydrophytes named Myriophyllum Verticillatum,Elodea densa (Planch. )Casp. ,Hydrilla Verticillata,Echinodorus Uruguayensis and Paspalum pospaloides(Michx. )Scribn were used to investigate the ability of removal of nitrogen and phosphor in the sewage. The results show that Myriophyllum Verticillatum,Elodea densa (Planch. )Casp. ,Hydrilla Verticillata and Echinodorus Uruguayensis have a remarkable effect on removal of N and P,and the removal rates of hydrophytes on N and P have correlation to weight of hydrophytes. Myriophyllum Verticillatum, Elodea densa (Planch. ) Casp. , Hydrilla Verticillata and Echinodorus Uruguayensis have good environment adaptability,by which hydrophytes-based treatment system for ecological pond sewage treatment system can be constructed.

  8. Manual didáctico de Matemáticas Financieras

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    2012-01-01

    Las matemáticas financieras se han convertido en una materia clave para todos los administradores financieros. De otro lado, existe en el mercado una amplia gama de literatura que en su mayoría hace difícil el proceso de comprensión de los conceptos que allí se exponen. Esto muchas veces hace que un área tan importante dentro de la gestión financiera sea vista como una materia muy densa y complicada de entender. Este material pretende hacer una presentación y explicación de los conceptos b...

  9. Trilogía con Carl Schmitt, mentiras vitales y razón cínica

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    Lelio Fernandez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En las tres novelas detectivescas de Bernhard Schlink que tienen como protagonista al ex fiscal nazi Gerhard Selb, hay vetas jurídicas y referencias éticas que son más densas de lo que aparece a primera vista. Estas páginas procuran comprenderlas con una particular atención a la narrativa en sí y ¿al mismo tiempo y en relación con ella¿ a una tesis del jurista Schlink que critican, entre otros, Robert Alexy y Carlos Bernal.

  10. El sentido moderno de la comunidad

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    Gurrutxaga, Ander

    1993-01-01

    En este artículo se propone la comprensión de los vínculos que mantiene cohesionada la sociedad, que va más allá del simple discurso comunitario que se presenta como la explotación intensiva de los vínculos de las relaciones e instituciones que los sostienen y que más bien la comunidad se realiza en la interacción cara a cara, en las formas solidarias de relación social, en relaciones densas o de gran carga afectiva para los individuos. Los valores comunitarios permiten amalgamar la sociedad...

  11. Floral traits, visitors and pollination in an area of submontane ombrophilous dense forest in the northem coast of São Paulo

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    Andréa da Costa Marques Tavares

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: Estudos de comunidades em biologia floral e polinização são muito importantes para o entendimento da estrutura e do funcionamento dos ecossistemas. A Floresta Atlântica da Serra do Mar possui diferentes fisionomias que refletem as diferentes comunidades ocorrentes ao longo do gradiente de altitude. Esse estudo foi realizado em Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana, em Ubatuba - SP e é parte integrante do Projeto Temático Biota Gradiente Funcional - FAPESP. O objetivo geral desse trabalh...

  12. Poly(L-lactic acid scaffold: in vitro degradation in alkaline medium, phosphate buffer solution and osteoblast morphology

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    Samuel Hilsdorf Barbanti

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Poli(L-ácido láctico (PLAL es un biodegradable y bioreabsorbible polímero ampliamente estudiado para las aplicaciones biomédicas como una alternativa para el tratamiento de lesiones y la pérdida de tejido. Como biomaterial temporal, la degradación del PLAL ocurre por la hidrólisis. Los productos de degradaci ón (dióxido del carbono y agua son metabolizados por el organismo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue obtener, caracterizar y evaluar la degradación in vitro de membranas de PLAL densas y porosas. Las membranas densas fueran preparadas por la disolucion del polímero en cloroformo 10 % (m/v, a temperatura ambiente. La disolución fue transferida a una placa de vidrio para secarla. Lás membranas porosas se prepararon de forma similar a la previamente descrita. El citrato de sodio fue incluido [50 % (m/v] con diámetro de grano < 45 mm, 180 a 250 mm y 250 a 350 mm . Después de secada, la membrana se sumergió en agua destilada. Membranas de masas molares diferentes (Mw = 300 000 y 100 000 fueron estudiadas por Microscopia Electrónica (ME y Calorimetría Diferencial de Barrido. El efecto del medio de degradación [disolución reguladora de fosfato (PBS y alcalina (NaOH] también fue estudiado. La cultura de los osteoblastos se evaluó por ME. Los resultados permitirón concluir que el medio alcalino acelera significativamente el proceso de degradación del PLAL, observando un efecto mayor en las estructuras densas. La morfología del proceso de degradación confirma los efectos auto-catalizadores de los poli(alfa-hidroxiácidos en que la degradación se acentúa más en las estructuras densas debido a la concentración de los productos ácidos dentro del material. Los datos de cultura de los osteoblastos mostraron una morfología semejante al control. Las membranas de PLAL pueden ser usadas en los casos donde la lesión exija un material con prolongado tiempo de degradaci ón, sirviendo como apoyo físico para las células y mec

  13. Planificación estratégica, desarrollo local e innovación tecnológica

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    Favorecida de hecho por su cercanía a la Región Metropolitana del país (con su densa concentración de entidades y organismos dedicados a actividades científicas, tecnológicas y de formación profesional), la Región Capital de la Provincia de Buenos Aires -integrada por los municipios de La Plata, Berisso y Ensenada- cuenta además con un acervo institucional propio que constituye una ventaja comparativa de inestimable valor y la posiciona privilegiadamente para proyectar su desarrollo territori...

  14. KOURY, Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro. Estilos de vida e individualidade: escritos em antropologia e sociologia das emoções. Curitiba: Appris, 2014. 226 p.

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    Com o subtítulo Escritos em antropologia e sociologia das emoções, o livro Estilos de vida e individualidade, do antropólogo Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury, tem o potencial de aglutinar, paradoxalmente, duas características sedutoras: densidade e leveza. Trata-se de uma obra densa, tendo em vista a maneira pela qual o autor discute e aprofunda o debate teórico em torno dos fundamentos, conceitos e métodos de temas que convergem para os estilos de vida e individualidades, a partir da sociologi...

  15. Tejido adiposo tímico como fuente de angiogénesis

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    El mayor reto de la ingeniería tisular por el momento es la inducción de una adecuada vascularización. Numerosos métodos se han utilizado para ello, pero con resultados insatisfactorios (Lovett M. y col.; 2009). El Tejido Adiposo, órgano endocrino activo con densa vasculatura, secreta una amplia cantidad de factores angiogénicos y adipogénicos y parece constituir una atractiva fuente de dichos factores bioactivos muy a considerar para las aplicaciones de ingeniería tisular. El tejido adipo...

  16. Mecanoreceptores da mucosa palatina de avestruz (Struthio camelus): estudo ao microscópio de luz

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    Guimarães,Juliana P.; Mari,Renata de B.; Miglino,Maria Angélica; Francisco J. Hernandez-Blasquez; WATANABE, Ii-sei

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    Foram estudados corpúsculos de Herbst da mucosa palatina de avestruz em nível de microscopia de luz. Os corpúsculos compõem-se de uma cápsula externa, cápsula interna e axônio central. A cápsula externa apresentou numerosas lamelas, enquanto que a cápsula interna mostrou estrutura de folhas compactas. Os corpúsculos apresentaram formato ovalado ou circular e circundado por espessos feixes de fibras colágenas. Cada lamela estava composta de uma densa rede de fibras espessas. Os axônios termina...

  17. Mecanoreceptores da mucosa palatina de avestruz (Struthio camelus): estudo ao microscópio de luz Mechanoreceptors of the palatine mucosa of ostrich (Struthio camelus): light microscope study

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    Guimarães,Juliana P.; Mari,Renata de B.; Maria Angélica Miglino; Francisco J. Hernandez-Blasquez; Ii-sei Watanabe

    2007-01-01

    Foram estudados corpúsculos de Herbst da mucosa palatina de avestruz em nível de microscopia de luz. Os corpúsculos compõem-se de uma cápsula externa, cápsula interna e axônio central. A cápsula externa apresentou numerosas lamelas, enquanto que a cápsula interna mostrou estrutura de folhas compactas. Os corpúsculos apresentaram formato ovalado ou circular e circundado por espessos feixes de fibras colágenas. Cada lamela estava composta de uma densa rede de fibras espessas. Os axônios termina...

  18. Nonlinear interactions in renal blood flow regulation

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    2005-01-01

    , identical except for the strength of TGF input, with a third, fixed resistance segment representing prearteriolar vessels. The two arteriolar segments are electrically coupled. The arteriolar, glomerular, and tubular models are linked; TGF modulates arteriolar circumference, which determines vascular...... resistance and glomerular capillary pressure. The model couples TGF input to voltage-gated Ca channels. It predicts autoregulation of GFR and renal blood flow, matches experimental measures of tubular pressure and macula densa NaCl concentration, and predicts TGF-induced oscillations and a faster smaller...

  19. Retrato de estudio. Hombre con barba, bigote y gafas. Gumersindo Solis. Barcelona.

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    2010-01-01

    1 fot.; papel; imagen 25 x 30,9 cm. - Retrato de estudio. Hombre con barba, bigote y gafas. Gumersindo Solis. Barcelona. (Gelatina D. O. P. mate montada sobre cartulina, medida total 25 x 30,9. Imagen densa. Cartulina sucia. Sello troquelado del fotógrafo en margen inferior de cartulina: "E. García, Paseo del Borne, Sucursal Napoleón - Barcelona" y nombre manuscrito a tinta negra en reverso: "Gumersindo Solis"). - Procedencia: fondo Miguel de Unamuno. - Buena Conservación.

  20. Condiciones físicas y químicas del gas alrededor de estrellas jóvenes masivas

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    Las estrellas masivas nacen en los núcleos de las nubes moleculares y alcanzan la edad adulta embebidas en estas regiones. Este hecho supone un problema para la observación directa de la formación de estos objetos ya que densas regiones de gas y polvo los oscurecen. Por otro lado, los violentos fenómenos asociados a este proceso (vientos, flujos bipolares, discos de acreción y radiación estelar) transforman las propiedades físicas y químicas del gas que rodea a las estrellas masivas recién na...

  1. Los Límites de la compacidad urbana como instrumento a favor de la sostenibilidad. La hipótesis de la compensación en Barcelona medida a través de la huella ecológica de la movilidad y la vivienda.

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    Muñiz, Iván

    2012-01-01

    La hipótesis de la compensación plantea la posibilidad de que los individuos que viven en centros urbanos densos tengan una mayor propensión a disponer de una segunda residencia y/o llevar a cabo desplazamientos más frecuentes hacia destinos más alejados durante los fines de semana y las vacaciones que los individuos que viven en zonas poco densas. En este contexto, no está claro cuál es el efecto neto de la densidad en términos ambientales. En esta investigación se contrasta la hipótesis de ...

  2. Los límites de la compacidad urbana como instrumento a favor de la sostenibilidad. La hipótesis de la compensación en Barcelona medida a través de la huella ecológica de la movilidad y la vivienda

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    Ivan Muñiz; Daniel Calatayud; Roger Dobaño

    2012-01-01

    La hipótesis de la compensación plantea la posibilidad de que los individuos que viven en centros urbanos densos tengan una mayor propensión a disponer de una segunda residencia y/o llevar a cabo desplazamientos más frecuentes hacia destinos más alejados durante los fines de semana y las vacaciones que los individuos que viven en zonas poco densas. En este contexto, no está claro cuál es el efecto neto de la densidad en términos ambientales. En esta investigación se contrasta la hipótesis de ...

  3. O capitalismo no início do século XXI: consumo e desfrute como imperativos morais

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    Pedro Robertt

    Full Text Available Resumo Nesta resenha, os autores apresentam e discutem um dos livros mais recentes de Adrián Scribano, que descrevem como uma obra complexa, densa, criativa e crítica. Um esforço para retratar o capitalismo, no Sul Global, no início do século XXI, como um imperativo moral, a obra reflete anos de reflexão teórica e pesquisa empírica e perpassa diversos temas das sociedades capitalistas contemporâneas.

  4. Centrostephanus longispinus

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    Guallart, Javier; Templado, José

    2012-01-01

    Se trata de una especie ligada a sustratos duros o detríticos, cuya distribución batimétrica se sitúa entre 3 y unos 250m, aunque casi siempre se encuentra por debajo de 25m y sus poblaciones más densas se han hallado entre 60 y 130m. Las observaciones directas (mediante buceo con escafandra autónoma), coinciden en señalar a la especie, casi siempre, en fondos rocosos coralígenos, generalmente situada en oquedades o lugares umbríos. En varias ocasiones se ha encontrado al pie de grandes pared...

  5. Escisión de un fibroma de células gigantes con láser de diodo: Informe de un caso

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    C.M. Ardila Medina

    Full Text Available Este artículo informa un caso de un fibroma gigantocelular localizado en tejido gingival y mucosa oral. Microscópicamente, la lesión se caracterizó por proliferación de fibras colágenas y fibroblastos gigantes, que se disponían en forma densa e irregular. Además, la superficie de la lesión estaba revestida por epitelio con cambios de hiperqueratosis. Se realizó escisión del fibroma con láser de diodo.

  6. Enhancing detailed haptic relief for real-time interaction

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    Theoktisto, Víctor

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    En esta tesis se presenta un enfoque novedoso para la percepción háptica del relieve de modelos virtuales complejos mediante la simulación de las fuerzas de interacción entre la superficie y un elemento de contacto. La propuesta contribuye al estado del arte de investigación en este área incrementando la eficiencia y fidelidad de interacción háptica con grandes mallas de triángulos. La detección de colisiones con mallas geométricas densas (cientos de miles de triángulos) limita la velocida...

  7. Manual didáctico de Matemáticas Financieras

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    Las matemáticas financieras se han convertido en una materia clave para todos los administradores financieros. De otro lado, existe en el mercado una amplia gama de literatura que en su mayoría hace difícil el proceso de comprensión de los conceptos que allí se exponen. Esto muchas veces hace que un área tan importante dentro de la gestión financiera sea vista como una materia muy densa y complicada de entender. Este material pretende hacer una presentación y explicación de los conceptos b...

  8. Thermodynamic studies and applications of polymeric membranes to fuel cells and microcapsules

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    Pitol Filho, Luizildo

    2007-01-01

    Los polímeros tienen diversas aplicaciones en la ingeniería química, especialmente en tecnologías novedosas, como membranas. Membranas poliméricas son estructuras formadas a partir de dissoluciones orgánicas, cuando se retira el solvente por evaporación o bien por extracción con un nosolvente.Cuando se deposita la solución polimérica sobre una lámina, se pueden obtener membranas planas. En este caso, si se procede a la pura evaporación del solvente, se forman estructuras densas. Por otro lado...

  9. Aplicaciones biotecnológicas del gen "afp" (Antifungical Protein) de "Aspergillus giganteus" para la protección de plantas frente a infección por patógenos

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    Moreno Gonçalves, Ana Beatriz

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    Las plantas están constantemente sometidas a estreses ambientales y los hongos son sus principales patógenos. Actualmente, el control de las enfermedades que causan se realiza utilizando compuestos químicos, generando impacto en el medio ambiente. Una alternativa es la obtención de plantas transgénicas resistentes. En un principio, la mayoría de los transgenes provenían de las propias plantas (genes involucrados en las respuestas de densa). Actualmente, y dada su reducida efectividad, se está...

  10. El capital social en los municipios con alta marginación del Estado de México. Premisas para consolidar la democracia

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    Rafael Cedillo Delgado; Miguel Ángel Sánchez Ramos; Roberto Moreno Espinosa

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    Este artículo busca explicar por qué a pesar de que en algunos municipios marginados del Estado de México se registra un alto grado de cohesión social, producto de las intensas y densas redes sociales presentes en comunidades tradicionales, de ninguna manera éstos cuentan con un gran capital social y desarrollo democrático, ya que los ciudadanos no muestran gran interés por organizarse y participar políticamente. En tal situación contribuyen los bajos niveles de educación, ingresos económicos...

  11. Membrana limitans interna and epiretinal membrane lying on macular holes. Some morphological observations.

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    Reale, E; Groos, S; Luciano, L; Eckardt, C; Eckardt, U

    2001-01-01

    The structure of the membrana limitans interna (MLI) in the region of the macula has been investigated by electron microscopy in (a) 2 enucleated human adult eyes and (b) 38 surgically removed samples associated with an epiretinal membrane (ERM). In the enucleated eye, the glia cells were vitrad bordered either by the lamina rara or, directly, by the lamina densa. Both extended into a coarse network whereby the lamina densa, through repeated branches and anastomoses, delimited large meshes, the lamina rara formed their contents. High magnification revealed that both meshes and contents of this network were composed by a further, finer network. It is suggested that strips and small openings of the finer network are homologous to the cords and intercordal spaces, respectively, which have been indicated as the common, basic structures of most of the basement membranes. The MLI excised with an ERM had the same structure. In some of the ERM associated with a macular hole, myofibroblasts prevailed among the cells. They showed indented nucleus, stress fibers abuting on the plasma membrane or in apparent continuity with bundles of extracellular filaments (microtendons), gap junctions. The cells lay on or were surrounded by a discontinuous basement membrane.

  12. DISPOSICIONES ESENCIALES DE LOS PROFESORES EN LAS RELACIONES CON SUS ALUMNOS DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA ÉTICA-PEDAGÓGICA

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    José Antonio Jordán Sierra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza, de forma amplia y propedéutica, algunas actitudes ético- pedagógicas profundas que muestran los profesores más auténticos cuando en la realidad práctica diaria se relacionan con sus alumnos. Para este estudio se han elegido tres disposiciones esenciales, siguiendo la propuesta de Van Manen: el amor, la responsabilidad y la esperanza pedagógicas. Las reflexiones del autor en este artículo se basan, especialmente, en propuestas de Van Manen y en investigaciones en las que el autor ha estado implicado últimamente sobre estos temas, utilizando una metodología fenomenológica-hermenéutica. Entre las aportaciones de este artículo, cabe destacar tres: en primer lugar, la incalculable influencia que esas actitudes densas de los profesores ejercen en la mejora académica y formativa de sus alumnos; en segundo lugar, la constatación de que sólo los profesores que poseen en grado notorio ese tipo de actitudes profundas gozan de una plena satisfacción en el ejercicio de su docencia; y, finalmente, la urgente necesidad de acentuar la formación inicial y permanente de los profesores en actitudes densas éticas-pedagógicas.

  13. Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical characterization of ameloblast-enamel adhesion at maturation stage in amelogenesis in Macaca fuscata tooth germ.

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    Sawada, Takashi

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    Maturation-stage ameloblasts are firmly bound to the tooth enamel by a basal lamina-like structure. The mechanism underlying this adhesion, however, remains to be fully clarified. The goal of this study was to investigate the mechanism underlying adhesion between the basal lamina-like structure and the enamel in monkey tooth germ. High-resolution immunogold labeling was performed to localize amelotin and laminin 332 at the interface between ameloblasts and tooth enamel. Minute, electron-dense strands were observed on the enamel side of the lamina densa, extending into the degrading enamel matrix to produce a well-developed fibrous layer (lamina fibroreticularis). In un-demineralized tissue sections, mineral crystals smaller than those in the bulk of the enamel were observed adhering to these strands where they protruded into the surface enamel. Immunogold particles reactive for amelotin were preferentially localized on these strands in the fibrous layer. On the other hand, those for laminin 332 were localized solely in the lamina densa; none were observed in the fibrous layer. These results suggest that the fibrous layer of the basal lamina-like structure is partly composed of amelotin molecules, and that these molecules facilitate ameloblast-enamel adhesion by promoting mineralization of the fibrous layer during the maturation stage of amelogenesis.

  14. Efeitos do sombreamento na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    M.S. Santos

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de analisar as alterações na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi quando cultivadas em ambientes de sombra moderada ou densa, simulando as condições naturais encontradas em sistemas agroflorestais tradicionais do sul da Bahia, Brasil. Plantas das duas espécies, com aproximadamente um ano de idade, foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação sob quatro níveis de sombreamento (25%, 17%, 10% e 5%. Estudos anatômicos do limbo foliar foram realizados a partir de material incluído em parafina e seccionado em micrótomo rotativo. Os diferentes níveis de sombreamento ocasionaram alterações na estrutura do mesofilo de ambas as espécies, com diferenças significativas na espessura do parênquima paliçádico, limbo foliar, e densidade estomática. Nas condições em que o experimento foi realizado os resultados obtidos indicaram que G. integrifolia apresenta maior capacidade de aclimatação a ambientes de sombra moderada e densa do que S. terebinthifolius, sendo mais indicada para o cultivo em sistemas agroflorestais pré-estabelecidos.

  15. EFL SPEAKING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY: GRAMMATICAL COMPLEXITY AND WEIGHTED LEXICAL DENSITY IN THE ORAL PRODUCTION OF BEGINNERS

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    GICELE VERGINE e RAQUEL D’ELY

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo expande a investigação de Fontanini, Weissheimer, Bergsleithner, Perucci and D’Ely (2005 utilizando parte dos dados dessa pesquisa para examinar a relação entre capacidade de memória de trabalho, medida pelo teste de amplitude oral e pelo teste de amplitude geral, e o uso de fala gramaticalmente complexa e lexicalmente densa de doze alunos iniciantes ao elaborarem uma descrição de gravura em Inglês como L2. Adicionando aos resultados obtidos por Fontanini et al (2005, não houve correlação estatisticamente significativa entres as medidas de memória de trabalho e a fala complexa e lexicalmente densa dos aprendizes. Portanto, os resultados corroboram a existência de efeito de troca de recursos atencionais (trade-off effects entre variáveis da produção oral como uma função de diferenças individuais na capacidade de memória de trabalho.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: produção oral, complexidade, densidade lexical, capacidade de memória de trabalho, efeito de troca de recursos atencionais.

  16. Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil = Comunidade de algas perifíticas em substrato artificial e natural em um tributário do reservatório de Rosana (Ribeirão do Corvo, Estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    Liliana Rodrigues

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil. This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, asartificial. This experiment was carried out in a lateral arm from Rosana Reservoir, formed by Corvo Stream (Paranapanema river basin, in the period from November 21st to December 12nd, 2003, characterized as a warm and rainy period. Changes in species composition were assessed using the similarity indices. 495 taxa were registered in the phycoperiphytic community, distributed in 133 genera and 11 classes. Zygnemaphyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Cyanophyceae presented higher species number, in both substrata. Staurodesmus, Closterium, Staurastrum and Cosmarium (Desmidiales; Gomphonema and Eunotia (Pennales; Characium, Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus (Chlorococcales; Anabaena and Aphanocapsa (Nostocales and Chroococcales, respectively were the most species-rich genera. The epiphytic community reached the highest species richness in the 15th successional day. Regardless the substratum type, the number of species was probably related to the high concentrations of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen.Este trabalho objetivou analisar a composição da comunidade de algas perifíticas sob influência do tempo de colonização em substrato artificial. Ainda procurou responder quais variáveis abióticas mais influenciaram na comunidade em substrato artificial e natural. Utilizou-se Egeria najas Planchon como substrato natural e planta de plástico semelhante à Egeria como artificial. O experimento foi realizado no rio do Corvo, tributário do reservatório de Rosana (bacia do Paranapanema

  17. Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i4.4627 Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i4.4627

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    Liliana Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil. This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, as artificial. This experiment was carried out in a lateral arm from Rosana Reservoir, formed by Corvo Stream (Paranapanema river basin, in the period from November 21st to December 12nd, 2003, characterized as a warm and rainy period. Changes in species composition were assessed using the similarity indices. 495 taxa were registered in the phycoperiphytic community, distributed in 133 genera and 11 classes. Zygnemaphyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Cyanophyceae presented higher species number, in both substrata. Staurodesmus, Closterium, Staurastrum and Cosmarium (Desmidiales; Gomphonema and Eunotia (Pennales; Characium, Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus (Chlorococcales; Anabaena and Aphanocapsa (Nostocales and Chroococcales, respectively were the most species-rich genera. The epiphytic community reached the highest species richness in the 15th successional day. Regardless the substratum type, the number of species was probably related to the high concentrations of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen.Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil. This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, as artificial. This experiment was

  18. The Quantum Computing Conscious Universe and The Extended Deep Ecology Hypothesis: Implications for Medicine, Agriculture and Technology

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    Monendra Grover

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    Full Text Available The human consciousness has been proposed to have several levels of consciousness, some of which are higher than others. I propose that the universe also has several levels of consciousness. To quantify the states of consciousness I propose the term consciousness vector. I further propose a extended deep ecology hypothesis which states that all human activity, including in the fields of medicine, agriculture and technology should be targeted so as to achieve the highest levels of consciousness of the universe (or the highest magnitude of the consciousness vector. The elementary particles have been proposed to have consciousness which is “lost” in bigger chunks of non living mater due to quantum decoherence. The non-living matter may also become quantum coherent in the higher states of consciousness of the universe. Thus I envisage that higher levels of consciousness of universe would include non living matter which may become conscious in the described state of consciousness of universe.

  19. 青海保护性耕作农田杂草群落组成及生物多样性%The community composition and biodiversity of weeds in conservati on tillage system in Qinghai Province

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    魏有海; 郭青云; 郭良芝; 翁华; 程亮

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    采用倒置“W”9点取样法对青海保护性耕作农田杂草种类进行了调查,以明确田间杂草的种类组成及群落结构.结果表明,青海省保护性耕作农田杂草有67种,隶属于25科,其中优势杂草有密花香薷(Elsholtzia densa Benth)、猪殃殃(Galium maborasense Masamune)、野燕麦(Avena fatua Linn.)、藜(Chenopodium album L.)、苣荬菜(Sonhus arvensis Linn.)、大刺儿菜(Cephalanoplos setosum(Willd.) Kitam.)6种,是构成青海各地区保护性耕作农田杂草群落的主要优势种,区域性优势杂草有5种,常见杂草有17种,一般杂草有39种.湟中地区主要形成猪殃殃+密花香薷+藜+野燕麦+大刺儿菜+芦苇+尼泊尔蓼为主的杂草群落;民和地区为狗尾草+藜+扁蓄+野燕麦+田旋花+荞麦蔓+大刺儿菜,平安地区为野燕麦+猪殃殃+苣荬菜+大刺儿菜+赖草+荞麦蔓+密花香薷+扁蓄+泽漆,化隆地区为薄蒴草+猪殃殃+野燕麦+荞麦蔓+苣荬菜+密花香薷,大通地区为野燕麦+猪殃殃+藜+大刺儿菜+问荆+密花香薷,刚察地区为密花香薷+西伯利亚蓼+薄蒴草+藜+微孔草+旱雀麦+苣荬菜+野胡萝卜.湟中和大通地区保护性耕作农田杂草群落的物种丰富度、多样性及均匀度较其它地区高,而优势度较低.从群落相似性来看,湟中和大通群落结构最为相似.地理环境、气候条件及控草措施的不同,可能是导致保护性耕作农田杂草发生及群落组成产生差异的原因.%Weed survey was conducted by the method of inverted W-sampling to determine the composition of species and structure of weed communities in conservation tillage system in Qinghai Province. The results showed that there were 67 weed species belonging to 25 families in conservation tillage fields. The predominant species were Elsholtzia densa Benth, Galium maborasense Masamune, Avena fatua Linn, Chenopodium album L., Sonchus arvensis Linn and Cephalanoplos setosum (Willd.) Kitam. There were 5

  20. Living musical instruments and inanimate body parts?

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    Barbarotto, R; Capitani, E; Laiacona, M

    2001-01-01

    In the literature about category effects in semantic memory, body parts and musical instruments are often considered atypical, because in cases with a disproportionate impairment of living categories body parts are relatively spared, while musical instruments are often severely defective. In this study the performance of 57 subjects affected by diseases generally associated with lexical-semantic impairment, for the most part Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cortical degeneration, but also herpetic encephalitis and traumatic brain damage are analyzed. The subjects were given a picture naming task tapping eight categories: three living categories (animals, fruits and vegetables) and three non-living categories (tools, furniture and vehicles), plus body parts and musical instruments. On a preliminary analysis at the group level, body parts were the least impaired category and musical instruments the most severely impaired, the six living and non-living categories being intermediate. However, these differences disappeared after covariance for lexical frequency, name agreement and age of acquisition. The relationship between living categories, non-living categories, musical instruments and body parts was investigated by means of a Lisrel model of Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Two latent variables related to living and non-living categories respectively were defined, and it was found that both body parts and musical instruments were significantly related only with non-living categories. The results showed that the definition of the latent variable expressing the substrate of non-living categories was less satisfactory than that expressing the living categories. On this basis, the conclusions of this study appear statistically definite but their psychological interpretation is less straightforward.

  1. Astronotus ocellatus (Cichlidae: Pisces and Macropodus opercularis (Anabatidae: Pisces as predators of immature Aedes fluviatilis (Diptera: Culicidae and Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca: Planorbidae

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    Rotraut A. G. B. Consoli

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    Full Text Available Two fish species, Astronotus ocellatus (Cichlidae and Macropodus opercularis (Anabatidae were tested for predacious behavior toward immature mosquitoes (Aedes fluviatili9s, Diptera: Culicidae and schistosomiasis snail hosts (Biomphalaria glabrata, Mollusca: Planorbidae, in the presence or absence of non-living food and laboratory conditions. A. ocellatus, a species indigenous to Brazil, was a very efficient predator of both organisms (alpha=1,05; M. operculatis, an exotic species, preyed well on immature mosquitoes, but small snails and snail egg-masses were ingested only irregulary. Both fish species seemed to prefer live to non-living food.

  2. Partículas esferoidais associadas ao vírus do mosaico das nervuras da mandioca Spheroidal particles associated with the cassava vein mosaic virus

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    E. W. Kitajima

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    Full Text Available Partículas esferoidais de 50-60 m¼ de diâmetro foram encontradas em preparações rápidas e em secções ultra-finas de fôlhas de mandioca infetadas pelo vírus do mosaico das nervuras (VMNM, examinadas ao microscópio electrônico. Tais partículas não foram observadas em preparações de plantas sadias ou de fôlhas sem sintomas de plantas infetadas, e são consideradas como representando o VMNM. Em secções ultra-finas de tecido foliar, as partículas do VMNM encontravam-se dispersas em certas áreas do citoplasma, ricas em ribosomas mas pobres em outras organelas citoplasmáticas, e onde esporadicamente apareciam pequenos feixes de fibrilas densas (7-10 m¼ X 100-300 m¼. Massas densas, de textura finamente granulada (0,3-3 ¼ de diâmetro, foram encontradas em alguns casos associadas às partículas. Provàvelmente, tanto as massas densas como as fibrilas estão implicadas na síntese do VMNM.Spheroidal particles, 50-60 m¼ in diameter, were found in quick preparations and in ultra-thin sections for electron microscopy, from leaves of cassava plants infected with the vein mosaic (CVMV. They were not found in preparations made from healthy plants, nor in symptomless leaves of infected plants, and are considered as representing the virus. In ultra-thin sections of leaf tissues, CVMV particles were found dispersed in certain areas of the cytoplasm, rich in ribosomes, but poor in other cytoplasmic organelles, where sporadical small bundles of dense fibrils (7-10 m¼X 100-300 m¼ occur. Dense and fine granular masses (0.3-3 ¼,in diameter were seen in a few instances, associated with the particles. It seems likely that both fibrils and the dense masses are primarily involved in the CVMV synthesis.

  3. Hypoplastic basement membrane of the lens anlage in the inheritable lens aplastic mouse (lap mouse).

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    Aso, S; Baba, R; Noda, S; Ikuno, S; Fujita, M

    2000-04-01

    Adult homozygous lap mice show various eye abnormalities such as aphakia, retinal disorganization, and dysplasia of the cornea and anterior chamber. In the fetal eye of a homozygous lap mouse, the lens placode appears to develop normally. However, the lens vesicle develops abnormally to form a mass of cells without a cavity, and the mass vanishes soon afterward. Apoptotic cell death is associated with the disappearance of the lens anlage. We examined the basement membranes of the lens anlage of this mutant by immunohistochemical methods under light microscopy using antibodies against basement membrane components of the lens anlage, type IV collagen, fibronectin, laminin, heparan sulfate proteoglycan, and entactin and by transmission electron microscopy. Immunohistochemistry showed the distribution and intensity of antibody binding to the lens anlage to be almost the same for each these antibodies regardless of the stage of gestation or whether the anlagen were from normal BALB/c or lap mice. Thus, positive continuous reactions were observed around the exterior region of the lens anlage from day 10 of gestation for type IV collagen, fibronectin, laminin, heparan sulfate proteoglycan antibodies, and at least from day 11of gestation for entactin antibody. The basement membrane lamina densa of both normal and lap mice was shown by electron microscopy to be discontinuous at days 10 and 10.5 of gestation. However, by day 11 the lamina densa was continuous in the lens anlagen of normal mice but still discontinuous in the lap mice. By day 12 of gestation, the lamina densa had thickened markedly in normal mice, whereas in lap mice it remained discontinuous and its thinness indicated hypoplasia. These results indicate that, while all basement components examined are produced and deposited in the normal region of the lens anlage in the lap mouse, the basement membrane is, for some reason, imperfectly formed. The time at which hypoplasia of the basement membrane was observed

  4. Oligochaeta (Annelida: Clitellata associated to aquatic macrophytes in Brazil

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    Nathalie Aparecida de Oliveira Sanches

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Oligochaeta are still characterized as a poorly studied group among the aquatic macroinvertebrates and few studies about their ecology were conducted in Brazil. Thus, our study aimed to provide an overview of the association between Oligochaeta and macrophytes, in Brazilian continental aquatic environments, by means of a literature review along with an inventory of species associated to aquatic macrophytes on marginal lagoons in the reservoir Ribeirão das Anhumas (Américo Brasiliense, São Paulo, Brazil. In the review, we analyzed 10 articles, where we obtained data on 41 species. We also sampled 5 macrophyte genera, Egeria, Salvinia, Utricularia, Eleocharis, and Ceratophyllum, in August and December 2012 and in March and April 2013, in the reservoir Ribeirão das Anhumas. We registered 21 Oligochaeta species associated to these macrophytes. With the data obtained in the review along with the inventory of the reservoir Ribeirão das Anhumas, we found a total of 41 species associated to aquatic macrophytes, with a higher richness of the Naididae family (93.33%, followed by Opistocystidae (4.44%, and Alluroididae (2.22%. Our study inventoried about 48% of the Oligochaeta diversity registered in continental ecosystems in Brazil, thus highlighting the significance of macrophytes as a resource for these invertebrates, mainly for the Naididae family.

  5. Nitrogen management in reservoir catchments through constructed wetland systems.

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    Tunçiper, B; Ayaz, S C; Akça, L; Samsunlu, A

    2005-01-01

    In this study, nitrogen removal was investigated in pilot-scale subsurface flow (SSF) and in free water surface flow (FWS) constructed wetlands installed in the campus of TUBITAK-Marmara Research Center, Gebze, near Istanbul, Turkey. The main purposes of this study are to apply constructed wetlands for the protection of water reservoirs and to reuse wastewater. Experiments were carried out at continuous flow reactors. The effects of the type of plants on the removal were investigated by using emergent (Canna, Cyperus, Typhia spp., Phragmites spp., Juncus, Poaceae, Paspalum and Iris.), submerged (Elodea, Egeria) and floating (Pistia, Salvina and Lemna) marsh plants at different conditions. During the study period HLRs were 30, 50, 70, 80 and 120 L m(2)d(-1) respectively. The average annual NH4-N, NO(3)-N, organic N and TN treatment efficiencies in SSF and FWS wetlands are 81% and 68%, 37% and 49%, 75% and 68%, 47% and 53%, respectively. Nitrification, denitrification and ammonification rate constant (k20) values in SSF and FNS systems have been found as 0.898 d(-1) and 0.541 d(-1), 0.488 d(-1) and 0.502 d(-1), 0.986 d(-1) and 0.908 respectively. Two types of the models (first-order plug flow and multiple regression) were tried to estimate the system performances.

  6. Distribution of heavy metals in sediments of a tropical reservoir in Brazil: Sources and fate

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    Souza, Vinícius A.; Wasserman, Julio C.

    2015-11-01

    Juturnaíba Lake has been utilized for the captation of water to supply over one million people in the Lakes Region, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The water treatment plant sludges have been directly disposed in the margins of the lake, constituting a potential threat for the water quality. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the geochemical processes that control concentrations and mobility of metals (Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn) in the sediments of the Juturnaíba Reservoir, and whether they are affected by the disposal of the water treatment sludges. Sediment samples were collected from thirty-two stations in the Juturnaíba lake, and the total concentration of metals (pseudo-total concentrations), granulometry, total organic carbon, total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentrations were evaluated. Distribution maps and attenuation models were constructed. The results show that the metals concentrations are affected by the presence of large stands of the aquatic macrophyte Egeria sp. (Hydrocharitaceae). The sludges from the water treatment plants do not seem to contribute to the contamination of the sediments, probably because the mobility of the contaminants in the dumping piles is low.

  7. Correlation between pollen morphology and pollination mechanisms in the Hydrocharitaceae.

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    Tanaka, Norio; Uehara, Koichi; Murata, Jin

    2004-08-01

    The pollen morphology of 11 genera and 11 species of the Hydrocharitaceae and one species of the Najadaceae was studied using scanning and transmission electron microscopies, and the exine structures and sculptures are discussed in relation to pollination mechanisms and the molecular phylogeny. The pollen grains of the Hydrocharitaceae are spherical, inaperturate, and form monads or tetrads, while those of the Najadaceae are elliptical, inaperturate, and form monads. The entomophilous genera Egeria, Blyxa, Ottelia, Stratiotes, and Hydrocharis share pollen grains that have projections like spines or bacula. The anemophilous genus Limnobium has reticulate pollen grains. The hypohydrophilous genera Thalassia and Najas are characterized by pollen grains with reduced exine structures. The pollen-epihydrophilous genera Elodea and Hydrilla have tightly arranged small spinous pollen grains, and the male flower-epihydrophilous genera Enhalus and Vallisneria have reduced reticulate or gemmate exines. Character state reconstruction of the exine structures and sculptures using a molecular phylogenetic tree suggests that variation in the exine is generally correlated with the pollination mechanism; the selective pressures acting on the pollination mechanisms have reduced the exine structure in hypohydrophilous plants and resulted in various exine sculptures that are adapted to the different pollination mechanisms in entomophilous, anemophilous, and pollen-epihydrophilous plants.

  8. El arte en el umbral. Estética y cultura del mercado

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    CARLOS FAJARDO FAJARDO

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta conferencia se centra en algunos aspectos donde creemos observar ciertas transformaciones importantes e ineludibles en la estética contemporánea. De este modo nos interesa indagar sobre las condiciones del arte y de las sensibilidades bajo los macroproyectos del mercado y de los medios, como también la mutación en algunas categorías de la estética moderna, tales como el concepto de obra de arte, el gusto estético, lo sublime, las relaciones entre arte y diseño. No es su propósito el rastrear la densa y exhaustiva historia de dichas mutaciones, más bien hemos realizado una mirada general a sus características actuales, mostrando algunos aspectos que operan en su interior.

  9. Inter/transdisciplinariedad y universidad: patrones de desplazamiento e interactividad disciplinar

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    Iván Oliva-Figueroa

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    Full Text Available El artículo problematiza las disyunciones epistémicas entre los diversos campos disciplinares en el contexto universitario, como consecuencia de flexibilidad limitada, sobreespeciali- zación del currículo y sistemas de conocimiento disciplinares autorreferenciados. Se levantaron indicadores de desplazamiento e interactividad disciplinar estudiantil, lo que permitió generar una óptica parcial de discusión en torno al fenómeno de la inter/transdis- ciplinariedad en espacios universitarios. En términos globa- les, fue posible evidenciar una significativa rigidez y clausura operativa del currículo flexible, lo que configura un nodo crí- tico que condiciona parcialmente la emergencia de matrices comunicativas más densas y de esquemas de docencia con mayores grados de inter/transdisciplinaridad.

  10. Inter/transdisciplinariedad y universidad: patrones de desplazamiento e interactividad disciplinar

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    Iván Oliva-Figueroa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo problematiza las disyunciones epistémicas entre los diversos campos disciplinares en el contexto universitario, como consecuencia de flexibilidad limitada, sobreespecialización del currículo y sistemas de conocimiento disciplinares autorreferenciados. Se levantaron indicadores de desplazamiento e interactividad disciplinar estudiantil, lo que permitió generar una óptica parcial de discusión en torno al fenómeno de la inter/transdisciplinariedad en espacios universitarios. En términos globales, fue posible evidenciar una significativa rigidez y clausura operativa del currículo flexible, lo que configura un nodo crítico que condiciona parcialmente la emergencia de matrices comunicativas más densas y de esquemas de docencia con mayores grados de inter/transdisciplinaridad.

  11. Regulación colinérgica y endotelial de la circulación coronaria de resitencia

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    Simonsen, Ulf

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    Se ha estudiado la regulación colinérgica de la circulación coronaria de resistencia. La actividad de las enzimas de síntesis y de degradación de la acetilcolina (ach) fue mayor en los segmentos dístales de la circulación coronaria, indicando que la inervación es más densa a este nivel. La estimulación eléctrica transmural de las arterias coronarias de resistencia indujo una respuesta vasorrelajante neurogénica sensible a la atropina, lo que indica la presencia de una inervación colinérgica f...

  12. Capa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno sobre electrolitos sólidos iónicos a alta temperatura

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    Serra Alfaro, José Manuel; Vert Belenguer, Vicente Bernard; Escolástico Rozalén, Sonia

    2008-01-01

    Capa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno sobre electrolitos sólidos iónicos a alta temperatura. La presente invención se refiere a una capa porosa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno que puede ser utilizada en pilas de combustible de óxidos sólidos (SOFC) y en membranas cerámicas densas de separación de oxígeno de alta temperatura. Esta capa porosa está formada principalmente por un material conductor mixto de electrones y del ión oxígeno y posee una estructu...

  13. Entre ética y poética: heteronomías meridionales

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    Rabinovich, Silvana

    2010-01-01

    El presente texto trata de aproximarse a la relación entre la ética de Emmanuel Levinas y la poesía de Paul Celan. La conferencia del poeta a la que se alude, pronunciada con motivo de la recepción del premio Georg Büchner en octubre de 1960, se titula “El meridiano”, y en su densa trama —entre muchas otras cuestiones— expone la poesía desde una perspectiva dialógica. El filósofo de la alteridad, por su parte, —a diferencia de la tradición filosófica que vio durante siglos en el problema del ...

  14. Understanding nlr in seyfert galaxies: numerical simulation of jet-cloud interaction

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    A. Ferrari

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    Full Text Available Observaciones recientes con el HST sugieren que la NLR de las galaxias Seyfert puede ser el resultado de la interacci on entre un chorro de plasma y un medio inhomog eneo. Con esta idea hacemos simulaciones num ericas de la colisi on de un chorro radiativo con una nube densa. Se utiliza un c odigo hidrodin amico con un tratamiento simple de los procesos radiativos, que permite estudiar los detalles de la hidrodin amica con una interpretaci on cualitativamente buena de los procesos de emisi on. Nuestros tres objetivos principales son (i reproducir en las simula- ciones las condiciones observadas, (ii deducir restricciones de los par ametros del chorro y (iii estudiar la capacidad del chorro para fotoionizar al medio circundante.

  15. Typification of taxa of subfamily Silenoideae (Caryophyllaceae Juss. from Siberia and Russian Far East based on materials kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE

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    G. A. Lazkov

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    Full Text Available Data on type material of previously not typified taxa of the subfamily Silenoideae (Caryophyllaceae Juss., kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE are summarized in the paper. All relevant taxa including eight species (or subsequently accepted as species: Gastrolychnis violascens Tolm., Gypsophila stricta Bunge, Heterochroa petraea Bunge, Lychnis ajanensis var. villosula Trautv. [L. villosula (Trautv. Gorschk.], L. fulgens var. wilfordi Regel [L. wilfordi (Regel Maxim.], L. tristis Bunge, Melandrium olgae Maxim., Silene melandriiformis Maxim., five varieties (Melandrium affine var. Intermedium Tolm., Silene repens var. pratensis Kom., S. repens var. alpina Kom., S. repens var. angustifolia Turcz., S. repens var. latifolia Turcz., and one form (Silene repens f. densa Kom. are lectotypified.Key words: Caryophyllaceae, Silenoideae, type specimens, typification, Komarov Botanical Institute (LE, Siberia, Far East. 

  16. Algunas consideraciones sobre investigación etnográfica en la tribu yaqui

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    Enriqueta Lerma Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se expone la necesidad de desmiti¿car la investigación etno - grá¿ca que se realiza entre los grupos indígenas que habitan en regiones semidesérticas del noroeste mexicano, así como las particularidades del método etnográ¿co: construcción del dato, descripción densa, actitud comprensiva y posicionamiento ético-político-teórico- ideológico. Desde la experiencia personal de la autora en campo, se describe la importancia del contexto sociopolítico para la inserción del investigador en las comunidades yaquis, y cómo cobra importancia la forma en que se construyen las relaciones sociales para realizar investigación etnográ¿ca profunda en este grupo.

  17. El negro y la «raza cósmica» de José Vasconcelos (1925

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    Jean-Pierre Tardieu

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    Full Text Available La corta pero densa obra La raza cósmica del ideólogo y político mexicano José Vasconcelos no representa una aventura intersideral de una humanidad amenazada por la destrucción o una búsqueda de conquistas extraterrestres. Pero no deja por ello de exponer una extraña ficción futurista. La mencionada obra recoge apuntes relativos a un largo viaje que José Vasconcelos hizo por Brasil y Argentina, así como artículos de su autoría sobre dichos países. En este trabajo evocaremos la obra en la que Vasconcelos expone sus ideas sobre el mestizaje.

  18. Estación de Servicio, en Gijón

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    Marín Rodríguez – Rivas, Mariano

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    Full Text Available El programa presentado consistía en proyectar una Estación de Servicio, engrase y lavado, de primera categoría, capaz de servir a coches y camiones de los tipos máximos, cuales son los que circulan por la densa zona industrial asturiana, en el norte de España. Además, se establece la premisa de que, en un futuro próximo, habrá de ser cruzada por una importante avenida en proyecto. Estas circunstancias reseñadas determinan la distribución en planta del complejo, sus zonas de trabajo, y áreas de maniobra, la simetría adoptada y la altura de las "sombrillas" protectoras.

  19. Criterios de diseño para diferentes tipos de mezclas bituminosas basados en el ensayo Fénix

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    En la caracterización de las mezclas bituminosas se suelen utilizar diferentes ensayos, seleccionando en cada caso la propiedad que más relación tenga con las prestaciones que ha de tener la mezcla en función de su ubicación y uso. Así, por ejemplo, en el caso de microaglomerados y capas de rodadura porosas siempre se ha dado importancia a la pérdida de áridos por abrasión y de ahí el uso del ensayo Cántabro. En el caso de las mezclas densas, la propiedad básica ha sido su estabilidad y re...

  20. Contaminación del Aire Atmosférico por Material Particulado en una Ciudad Intermedia: El Caso de Chillán (Chile) Air pollution in a middle-size city: the case of Chillán (Chile)

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    José E Celis; Zaror, Claudio A.; Morales, José R.; Omar F Carvacho

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    A través de un análisis de la contaminación urbana de la ciudad de Chillán en Chile, el artículo demuestra que el aumento de la contaminación atmosférica durante otoño e invierno en la ciudad de Chillán debe ser considerado como un problema de origen antropogénico. Esto se explica mayormente debido al uso masivo de la madera como combustible para la calefacción residencial dentro de las áreas urbanas de la ciudad y que se manifiesta a través de una densa nube de humo en los días con estabilid...

  1. Interpretando la(s cultura(s después de la televisión: sobre el método

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    Abu Lughod, Lila

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo explora los métodos y las preguntas adecuadas para una antropología de la televisión; para ello, sostiene que la noción de ¿descripción densa¿ de Clifford Geertz necesita ser creativamente reelaborada para así ser pertinente en el estudio de las vidas humanas influidas por los medios de comunicación de masas. Las grandes preguntas, un estudio multisituado de la recepción, de los textos y de la producción de las novelas televisadas en Egipto, pueden servir para comprender la naturaleza de la cultura (reconociendo sus aspectos hegemónicos o ideológicos y de las culturas (que resultan cosmopolitas en los lugares donde esto no se espera como en Egipto en la postmodernidad postcolonial.

  2. BONDING CAPITAL, EXPLOTACIÓN DE CONOCIMIENTO E INNOVACIÓN INCREMENTAL EN LOS CLUSTERS DE TURISMO CULTURAL: LAS CIUDADES PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD EN ESPAÑA

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    Elche-Hortelano, Dioni

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos el papel de la estrategia de conocimiento en explotación para explicar la relación entre capital social en su dimensión bonding y la innovación incremental en el ámbito de los clusters. Hemos aplicado un modelo estructural sobre una muestra de 215 empresas del sector de turismo cultural de las Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de Espana. Los resultados revelan la existencia de un efecto indirecto significativo del bonding capital sobre la innovación incremental a través del desarrollo de una estrategia de conocimiento en explotación. Estos resultados sugieren que si las empresas de un cluster de turismo cultural son capaces de aprovechar sus redes densas y vínculos fuertes para implantar estrategias de conocimiento en explotación, tenderán a desarrollar mayores innovaciones incrementales.

  3. Environmental determinism and stochasticity in an undertory community of the Atlantic Forest

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    Resumo: Processos determinísticos e estocásticos são importantes na organização da composição da comunidade, e há a hipótese de que o determinismo ambiental aumenta quanto mais extremo for o ambiente. Nosso objetivo foi testar essa hipótese em uma comunidade do estrato herbáceo-arbustivo de um trecho da Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana, em Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brasil. Amostramos plantas a partir de 30 cm de altura até 15 cm de perímetro do tronco à altura do peito em 25 parcelas de 3 x 3 m ...

  4. Análisis cortical de la cuenca Golfo de SanJorge utilizando anomalías de Bouguer y ondulaciones delgeoide

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    LauraL. Cornaglia

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de evaluar características tales comotipo de corteza y estado isostático de la cuenca sedimentaria del Golfo de SanJorge, analizamos los valores observados de anomalías de Bouguer y deondulaciones geoidales calculadas desde anomalías de aire libre por el métodode fuentes equivalentes, comparándolos con las respuestas de un modelo decuenca compensado hidrostáticamente determinado a partir de la masa topográficade la zona y el relleno sedimentario de la cuenca. Por ambos caminosencontramos un exceso de masas que interpretamos como significativa antirraízcortical y predice subsidencia para el futuro. Otras alternativas como porejemplo la intrusión de densas masas intracorticales, no alteran lasconclusiones.

  5. Cartografía de usos del suelo por teledetección: la cuenca del Carraixet

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    La cartografía de usos del suelo mediante imágenes de satélite constituye una alternativa a la usual confección de mapas de ocupación del suelo. La cuenca de drenaje del barranco del Carraixet, con una extensión de 311 km×, comprende una variada y compleja topografía y se caracteriza por una densa ocupación del suelo, destacando los cultivos de regadío (huerta, cítricos y otros frutales), y secano (algarrobos, olivos y almendros), así como las zonas urbanizadas, áreas industriales y un área ...

  6. Poderes fácticos, problemas drásticos

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    Raúl Trejo Delarbre

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    Full Text Available El art culo reconstruye sistem ticamente una de nici n anal ticamente densa de los poderes f cticos. Colocando el foco sobre las implican- cias de su vigencia en Am rica Latina, se inda- ga sobre la resistencia de los poderes f cticos al Estado de derecho, poniendo as en evidencia su propensi n a promover e imponer sus inte- reses particulares sobre el resto de la sociedad. Por ltimo, ensaya un diagn stico acerca de la expansi n cultural de los poderes f cticos en la sociedad mexicana, concluyendo que su in uen- cia denota carencias pol ticas, vac os jur dicos y penurias culturales, identi cando especialmente la preponderancia ideol gica de las televisoras privadas.

  7. Escisión de un fibroma de células gigantes con láser de diodo: Informe de un caso Excision of a giant cell fibroma with Diodo's Laser: Report of case

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    C.M. Ardila Medina

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    Full Text Available Este artículo informa un caso de un fibroma gigantocelular localizado en tejido gingival y mucosa oral. Microscópicamente, la lesión se caracterizó por proliferación de fibras colágenas y fibroblastos gigantes, que se disponían en forma densa e irregular. Además, la superficie de la lesión estaba revestida por epitelio con cambios de hiperqueratosis. Se realizó escisión del fibroma con láser de diodo.This article reports a case of giant cell fibroma located in the gingival tissue and oral mucosa. Microscopically, the lesion was characterized by proliferation of collagen fibers and giant fibroblast, irregular and densely arranged. Beside, the surface was covered by epithelium with hiperqueratosis changes. The excision was done with Diodo's Laser.

  8. Low expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in chronic kidney disease in young dogs.

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    Yabuki, Akira; Miyazaki, Akiko; Ichii, Osamu; Kohyama, Moeko; Sawa, Mariko; Yamato, Osamu

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often results in end-stage renal failure in young dogs; however, the pathogenesis of this disease is not established. This study investigated renal expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2 proteins in three dogs with chronic kidney disease by immunohistochemistry. Histopathology showed asynchronous differentiation of renal tissues, including immature glomeruli. COX-1 signals were not detected in diseased or normal kidneys. COX-2 signals were low or undetectable in diseased kidneys, while normal kidneys showed clear positive signals in the macula densa (MD). Quantitative scores of COX-2 in diseased kidneys were significantly lower than those in normal kidneys. These findings demonstrate low renal COX-2 expression in CKD in young dogs, but whether this is correlated with disease pathogenesis remains unclear.

  9. Membranas de separación de gases basadas en conductores iónicos mixtos y sus aplicaciones en catálisis

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    Escolástico Rozalén, Sonia

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    La tesis está basada en el desarrollo de materiales sólidos conductores mixtos electrónicos-protónicos y para su aplicación en membranas de separación de hidrógeno a alta temperatura. A continuación se resumen brevemente las líneas principales de este trabajo. La separación de hidrógeno, a altas temperaturas (600-1000 ºC), es posible mediante la aplicación de membranas densas compuestas por conductores mixtos electrónicos-protónicos con selectividades teóricas del 100%. Para que un óxido s...

  10. Compte rendu de l’ouvrage d’Ana Martínez Rus, «San León Librero» : las empresas culturales de Sánchez Cuesta Reseña de Ana Martínez Rus, «San León Librero» : las empresas culturales de Sánchez Cuesta

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    Philippe Castellano

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La editorial TREA ha publicado recientemente un estudio de Ana Martínez Rus, «San León Librero»: las empresas culturales de Sánchez Cuesta, que constituye la lógica prolongación de una densa producción de artículos y libros 1 que se interesan por la historia de la edición y de la lectura en la España contemporánea. Para esta última obra, A. Martínez Rus ha trabajado sobre el archivo del librero madrileño León Sánchez Cuesta conservado en la Residencia de Estudiantes.

  11. Pont. 4, 8: il ‘proemio al mezzo’ dell’ultima opera ovidiana

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    Luigi Galasso

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    Full Text Available In Pont. 4, 8 Ovidio dichiara di dedicare la sua poesia futura a Germanico, in vista di un’attenuazione della sua pena. A questo fine, sull’argomento della poesia celebrativa, ci presenta una densa sintesi della riflessione che è andato elaborando negli anni dell’esilio. Sviluppa motivi properziani e oraziani per mettere in rilievo il ruolo determinante del poeta, che non è solo garante, ma creatore della fama del laudandus. Perciò, al di sopra dell’espressione di devozione e fedeltà a Germanico, emerge la consapevolezza della propria elevata posizione e del valore di ciò che offre e che può costituire oggetto di negoziazione.

  12. Narraciones sociales y mediación intercultural. El trabajo intermediador de Hermann Herlinghaus

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    Jesús Martín-Barbero

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available La densa e implacable denuncia de Gramsci sobre la hipocresía intelectual, que se solaza en su interesada incomprensión del gusto popular, resuena fuertemente en la reflexión de Hermann Herlinghaus. Pues como en los tiempos de Gramsci lo que ahora está en juego son, de un lado, los conflictos éticos de la modernidad y, de otro, la más honda de las heterogeneidades que la desgarran, y al mismo tiempo la dinamizan. No es circunstancial que sea en Latinoamérica, ese continente a la vez el más asimilado por la modernidad y el que más tenazmente la resiste, la burla y retuerce, donde se producen hoy las narrativas popular-masivas más desordenadoras del lenguaje trágico.

  13. Fatores associados à densidade mamográfica de mulheres na pós-menopausa Factors associated with mammographic density in postmenopausal women

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    Renata Ferreira Cleto Bittencourt Siqueira

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a associação de fatores epidemiológicos, antropométricos, reprodutivos e hormonais com a densidade mamográfica de mulheres na pós-menopausa. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo, tipo corte transversal, incluindo 144 mulheres com idade igual ou superior a 45 anos, com no mínimo 12 meses de amenorréia e não usuárias de terapia de reposição hormonal nos últimos seis meses. Foram revisados os prontuários médicos, avaliando-se: idade, peso, altura, índice de massa corpórea (IMC, paridade, idade à menarca, idade à menopausa e os níveis dos hormônios estradiol, folículo-estimulante (FSH e luteinizante. As mamografias foram analisadas nas incidências crânio-caudal e médio-lateral oblíqua por dois examinadores, de forma cega, sendo classificadas em densas e não densas, segundo os critérios de Wolfe. Na análise estatística, utilizou-se a freqüência, mediana, valores mínimo e máximo, teste de Wilcoxon e odds ratio. Foi realizada análise de regressão logística múltipla, utilizando o processo de seleção passo a passo, com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: a freqüência de mamas densas foi de 45%. As mulheres com mamas consideradas densas apresentaram menor peso (60,5 vs 71,9 kg - pPURPOSE: to evaluate the relationship between epidemiologic, anthropometric, reproductive and hormonal factors and mammographic density in postmenopausal women. METHODS: this is a retrospective, cross-sectional study, including 144 women aged 45 years or more, with at least 12 months of amenorrhea and who were non users of hormone replacement therapy during the last six months. Medical charts were reviewed to evaluate age, weight, body mass index (BMI, parity, age at menarche, age at menopause and levels of estradiol, follicle stimulating (FSH and luteinizing hormones. Mammograms were analyzed by two blinded investigators. The films were taken in the craniocaudal and mediolateral views and mammography was classified as

  14. Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: a review

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    Shinkuma S

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Satoru Shinkuma Department of Dermatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan Abstract: Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a rare inherited blistering disorder caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene encoding type VII collagen. The deficiency and/or dysfunction of type VII collagen leads to subepidermal blistering immediately below the lamina densa, resulting in mucocutaneous fragility and disease complications such as intractable ulcers, extensive scarring, malnutrition, and malignancy. The disease is usually diagnosed by immunofluorescence mapping and/or transmission electron microscopy and subsequently subclassified into one of 14 subtypes. This review provides practical knowledge on the disease, including new therapeutic strategies. Keywords: type VII collagen, anchoring fibril, subtypes, revertant mosaicism, treatment, gene therapy 

  15. Frontino: trescientas especies de flores que habitan las alturas

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    Beatríz Eugenia García

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available Los páramos, con su sorprendente y singular paisaje, son exclusivos de la región ecuatorial andina: sólo se encuentran en las altas montañas de Colombia, que posee la mayor extensión de ellos Venezuela, Ecuador y norte del Perú. El ecosistema páramo es un ambiente frío, con temperaturas inferiores a 12°, que a veces bajan hasta cerca del punto de congelación, lluvias abundantes -la precipitación anual llega a cuatro mil milímetros, nieblas densas y alta humedad relativa, que a menudo alcanza el ciento por ciento.

  16. Rapid redistribution and inhibition of renal sodium transporters during acute pressure natriuresis

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    Zhang, Y; Mircheff, A K; Hensley, C B

    1996-01-01

    Acute arterial hypertension provokes a rapid decrease in proximal tubule (PT) Na+ reabsorption, increasing flow to the macula densa, the signal for tubuloglomerular feedback. We tested the hypothesis, in rats, that Na+ transport is decreased due to rapid redistribution of apical Na+/H+ exchangers...... natriuretic stimuli, cortex was removed, and membranes were fractionated by density gradient centrifugation. Urine output and endogenous lithium clearance increased threefold in response to either stimuli. Acute hypertension provoked a redistribution of apical Na+/H+ exchanger NHE3, alkaline phosphatase...... is attributed to decreased activity of the transporters. Benzolamide did not alter Na+ transporter activity or distribution, implying that decreasing apical Na+ uptake does not initiate redistribution or inhibition of basolateral Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase. We conclude that PT natriuresis provoked by acute arterial...

  17. Tiresias en Villa Inflamable. Hacia una cronografía de la dominación

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    Javier Auyero

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora los lazos entre el sufrimiento ambiental, la dominación social y las percepciones colectivas del tiempo en base al trabajo etnográfico realizado a lo largo de 30 meses en Villa Inflamable, un barrio pobre y altamente contaminado de la Argentina. El artículo muestra que los modos en que los habitantes de esta villa piensan y sienten la contaminación (y el modo en que conviven con ella están profundamente entrelazados con sus percepciones sobre el futuro. En consecuencia, el trabajo propone que un análisis etnográfico de las experiencias vividas de la contaminación también debe ser una cronografía -i.e. una descripción densa del orden socio-temporal vernáculo.

  18. El capital social en los municipios con alta marginación del Estado de México. Premisas para consolidar la democracia

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    Rafael Cedillo Delgado

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    Full Text Available Este artículo busca explicar por qué a pesar de que en algunos municipios marginados del Estado de México se registra un alto grado de cohesión social, producto de las intensas y densas redes sociales presentes en comunidades tradicionales, de ninguna manera éstos cuentan con un gran capital social y desarrollo democrático, ya que los ciudadanos no muestran gran interés por organizarse y participar políticamente. En tal situación contribuyen los bajos niveles de educación, ingresos económicos insuficientes y la necesidad de servicios públicos básicos.

  19. Chondroitin-6-sulfate-containing proteoglycan: a new component of human skin dermoepidermal junction

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    Fine, J D; Couchman, J R

    1988-01-01

    as 54 gestational days. Indirect immunoelectron microscopy and NaCl-split skin studies were performed to ultrastructurally localize the antigen; immune deposits were detectable within the lamina densa in chondroitinase-treated skin. These findings demonstrate that chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan...... chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan is present in adult, neonatal, and/or fetal skin, and if present, its ultrastructural localization. Indirect immunofluorescence was performed on human adult, neonatal, and fetal skin. To detect the antigen, specimens were pretreated with chondroitinase ABC; absence of enzyme...... treatment served as negative control. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan was detectable in linear homogeneous array along the dermoepidermal junction and within vascular (and when present, adnexal) basement membranes in both adult and neonatal skin. In fetal skin, basement membrane staining was noted as early...

  20. Dynamic aspects of the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism

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    Holstein-Rathlou, N H

    1992-01-01

    unlikely, it cannot be excluded that a vascular pacemaker is involved in the underlying oscillatory mechanism. To test the hypothesis that the oscillations are caused by the TGF system, a series of dynamic mathematical models of the TGF system have been developed.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)......Tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) is an important intrarenal regulatory mechanism, which acts to stabilize renal blood flow, GFR, and the tubular flow rate. The anatomical basis for this negative feedback system is the Juxtaglomerular Apparatus (JGA). This is located at the point of contact between...... the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle (TAL) and the vascular pole of the glomerulus. The JGA includes the macula densa, a specialized plaque of cells in the TAL thought to be responsible for the sensing step in the feedback mechanism; the mesangial cells, a cushion of cells separating the macula...

  1. Regulation of kidney function and metabolism: a question of supply and demand.

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    Blantz, Roland C; Deng, Aihua; Miracle, Cynthia M; Thomson, Scott C

    2007-01-01

    Kidney blood flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are maintained relatively constant by hormonal influences and by efficient autoregulation. However, the kidney remains at risk for ischemia and acute kidney injury. Increases in kidney blood flow cause parallel increments in GFR, thereby dictating tubular reabsorption and increased oxygen/metabolic demands. Coordination between kidney blood flow and GFR with tubular reabsorption is maintained by the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) system whereby delivery of NaCl to the macula densa varies inversely with nephron GFR. Metabolic products, ATP and adenosine, are the mediators of TGF via afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction, and nitric oxide; COX-2 products and angiotensin II are modulators of acute TGF responses and temporal adaptation of TGF. Oxygen requirements and metabolic efficiency of Na transport in the kidney are significant variables that are regulated by both mediators and modulators of TGF. These metabolic and hormonal substances efficiently regulate both kidney supply and demand.

  2. New New Realism. Su Ipermodernità di Raffaele Donnarumma

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    Valentino Baldi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Nel 2010 Einaudi ha proposto al pubblico un progetto editoriale presentato con ampi sforzi di marketing ed intitolato Atlante della letteratura italiana. L’opera, in tre volumi, era suddivisa secondo periodi e movimenti storico-culturali affermati da secoli (Medioevo, Rinascimento, Illuminismo, ma al suo interno si strutturava per aree geografiche rilevanti, fondendo così storia, storiografia e topografia (L’età di Avignone, L’età di Trento, L’età di Venezia, ecc.. I curatori, Sergio Luzzatto e Gabriele Pedullà, firmarono una densa Introduzione in cui, dopo aver rimarcato l’originalità del progetto, si interrogavano sul senso della storiografia letteraria negli anni Zero.

  3. Multiple Flow Interactions in a Proplyd Binary System I. The Interproplyd Shell

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    William J. Henney

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El proplyd 168{326 (LV 1 en la nebulosa de Orión consta de un par de flujos fotoevaporativos, uno del disco circunestelar de cada miembro de un sistema binario protoestelar. Los dos flujos colisionan a velocidades ligeramente supersónicas, formando así una cáscara interproplyd densa acotada por dos choques débiles, mientras que otras interacciones ocurren entre los dos flujos fotoevaporativos individuales y el viento estelar de la estrella ionizante 01 Ori C. Muestro cómo las observaciones de la cáscara interproplyd permiten acotar adecuadamente la posible geometría del sistema binario, y además investigo hasta qué grado los choques débiles pueden contribuir directamente a la emisión observada de la cáscara en longitudes de onda visibles y de radio.

  4. El vértigo de lo lento de Mónica Millán: presentar mundos

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    Georgina Gluzman

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available La obra de Mónica Millán (San Ignacio, 1960 El vértigo de lo lento se sitúa en el cruce entre el arte y la antropología. Frente a las lecturas que esta propuesta ha suscitado, nuestro texto busca poner de relieve las tensiones y relaciones existentes entre el trabajo de la artista y la disciplina antropológica, que constituyen una rica y densa trama. El vértigo de lo lento, al abordar la dicotomía arte/artesanía, basándose en un proceso de apropiación de una realidad cultural ajena a la autora, resulta una obra compleja, cuyo análisis puede contribuir a desnaturalizar ideas arraigadas en torno a la creación artística y a las jerarquías entre técnicas.

  5. El castillo bajomedieval: arquitectura y táctica militar

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    Navareño Mateos, Antonio

    1988-12-01

    Full Text Available LA abundancia de restos arquitectónicos de carácter castrense que aún se conservan en nuestra geografía, la mayor parte de ellos erigidos durante la Edad Media, ponen de manifiesto la dificultad que el hombre ha encontrado siempre para convivir pacíficamente y la cantidad de grandes y pequeños problemas que han presidido constantemente el desarrollo de la historia. La época en la que se centra nuestra exposición fue especialmente densa en acontecimientos de esta índole, raramente resueltos por vía diplomática; se registran acciones de reconquista, enfrentamientos civiles, problemas de unidad nacional y conflictos internacionales, donde generalmente hubo que recurrir al uso de la fuerza.

  6. Renal blood flow, early distal sodium, and plasma renin concentrations during osmotic diuresis

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    Leyssac, P P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Skøtt, O

    2000-01-01

    .6 mmHg. Urine flow increased 10-fold, and sodium excretion increased by 177%. Plasma renin concentration (PRC) increased by 58%. Renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate decreased, however end-proximal flow remained unchanged. After a similar volume of hypotonic glucose (152 mM), ED......(NaCl) increased by 3.6 mM, (P sodium excretion rate, or PRC. Infusion of 300 micromol NaCl in a smaller volume caused ED(NaCl) to increase by 6.4 mM without significant changes in PRC. Urine flow and sodium excretion increased significantly....... There was a significant inverse relationship between superficial nephron ED(NaCl) and PRC. We conclude that ED(Na) decreases during osmotic diuresis, suggesting that the increase in PRC was mediated by the macula densa. The results suggest that the natriuresis during osmotic diuresis is a result of impaired sodium...

  7. 层粘连蛋白和口腔癌关系的研究进展

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    李永生

    2004-01-01

    肿瘤的侵袭(invasion)和转移(metastasis)是成功治疗肿瘤的最大障碍,上皮基底膜(basement membrane,BM)的缺损是癌侵袭的标志。BM是一复杂的细胞外基质结构,位于上皮一基质界面.为维持实质细胞的结构提供了支持“骨架”(scaffold)。BM由层粘连蛋白(laminin.LN),Ⅳ型胶原(Ⅳ collagen,Ⅳ—col)和硫酸肝素蛋白多糖(haparansulfate proteoglycans,HSPG)等胞外基质(extracellular matrix,ECM)组成。电镜下BM由致密板(lamina densa)和透明板(lamina lucida)构成,LN只

  8. Chondroitin 6-sulfate proteoglycan but not heparan sulfate proteoglycan is abnormally expressed in skin basement membrane from patients with dominant and recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

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    Fine, J D; Couchman, J R

    1989-01-01

    Two distinct groups of proteoglycans, chondroitin 6-sulfate (C6-S) proteoglycan and heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG), have been recently shown to reside within the lamina densa of normal human skin basement membrane (BM). To determine whether either or both antigens are normally expressed in one...... junctional EB, and all control skin specimens. We have subsequently extracted a greater than 400 kD C6-S proteoglycan from normal skin BM and have found that the core protein may also contain heparan sulfate side chains. Our findings suggest that 3B3 monoclonal antibody recognizes a hybrid proteoglycan...... in human skin, and that its absent or reduced binding in dystrophic EB skin BM may reflect either absence of associated core protein or posttranslational alterations in the proteoglycan side chains....

  9. Acute upregulation of COX-2 by renal artery stenosis

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    Mann, Birgitte; Hartner, A; Jensen, B L

    2001-01-01

    This study aimed to characterize the influence of acute renal artery stenosis on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and renin expression in the juxtaglomerular apparatus. For this purpose, male Sprague-Dawley rats received a left renal artery clip, and COX-2 mRNA, COX-2 immunoreactivity, plasma renin...... activity, and renin mRNA levels were determined. COX-2 mRNA and COX-2 immunoreactivity in the macula densa region in the clipped kidneys increased as early as 6 h after clipping and reached a maximal expression 1-2 days after clipping. Although values for plasma renin activity were elevated markedly at all...... artery stenosis causes ipsilaterally an acute upregulation and contralaterally a downregulation of juxtaglomerular COX-2 expression. The lacking effect of celecoxib on renin gene expression does not support the concept of a direct mediator function of COX-2-derived prostaglandins in the control of renin...

  10. Influencia de un sólido sobre el secado de mezclas líquidas parcialmente miscibles

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    M. Vargas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Un estudio experimental del secado convectivo de un sólido humedecido con una mezcla líquida que exhibe separación de fases durante el proceso de evaporación ha sido efectuado. Los experimentos fueron realizados en un secador de túnel a escala de laboratorio bajo diferentes condiciones de operación tales como temperatura y velocidad del gas así como diferentes composiciones de las mezclas líquidas. Se humedeció el sólido con mezclas binarias y ternarias, y se efectuó la evaporación a partir de la superficie libre líquida. Se utilizo como humedad el sistema binario agua-hexano y la mezcla ternaria agua-hexano-etanol, ambos involucrados en la extracción de biopesticida a partir de semillas de nim. Esferas de vidrio y semillas de nim trituradas fueron usadas como sólido. La densidad y el índice de distribución másico de las fases tienen gran influencia en el proceso de evaporación. Si la fase menos densa del hexano esta en exceso, la superficie es cubierta solamente por esta fase y no existe evaporación de la otra fase hasta que el índice de distribución másico es tal que la segunda fase es expuesta al gas. La presencia de un sólido poroso interrumpe este patrón y la fase más densa puede ser removida simultáneamente incluso a bajas fracciones de esta última. En este caso, también la forma en que el sólido fue humedecido tiene influencia en el proceso.

  11. Light and transmission electron microscopy of generalized dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (Pasini's albopapuloid subtype Microscopia óptica e eletrônica de transmissão da epidermólise bolhosa distrófica generalizada (subtipo albo-papulóide de Pasini

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    Hiram Larangeira de Almeida Jr

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    Full Text Available Pasini's albopapuloid epidermolysis bullosa is a very rare subtype of generalized dystrophic dominant epidermolyis bullosa. A 30 year-old white female patient presented since her childhood disseminated small blisters and papules. Light microscopy of a blister showed dermal-epidermal cleavage; moreover, focal areas of dermal-epidermal splitting were also observed. Transmission electron microscopy also identified focal areas of cleavage, which were seen below the lamina densa. It is important to recognize this condition as a variant of epidermolysis bullosa, since the most important cutaneous findings are generalized papules and not blisters and erosions as in other forms of epidermolysis bullosa.A epidermólise bolhosa albo-papulóide de Pasini é uma variante rara da forma generalizada de epidermólise bolhosa distrófica dominante. Uma paciente de 30 anos apresenta desde a infância pápulas e bolhas disseminadas. A microscopia óptica de uma bolha demonstrou clivagem dermo-epidérmica; além disso áreas focais de desprendimento dermo-epidérmico foram encontradas. A microscopia eletrônica de transmissão identificou a clivagem abaixo da lâmina densa. É importante que se reconheça essa variante de epidermólise bolhosa, já que o aspecto clínico predominante são pápulas disseminadas e não bolhas como nas outras formas de epidermólise bolhosa.

  12. EBM regeneration and changes in EBM component mRNA expression in stromal cells after corneal injury.

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    Santhanam, Abirami; Marino, Gustavo K; Torricelli, Andre A M; Wilson, Steven E

    2017-01-01

    To investigate the production of the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) component mRNAs at time points before lamina lucida and lamina densa regeneration in anterior stromal cells after corneal injury that would heal with and without fibrosis. Rabbit corneas were removed from 2 to 19 days after -4.5D or -9.0D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with the VISX S4 IR laser. Corneas were evaluated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for full regeneration of the lamina lucida and the lamina densa. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) based quantitative real-time (RT)-PCR was used to quantitate the expression of mRNAs for laminin α-3 (LAMA3), perlecan, nidogen-1, and nidogen-2 in the anterior stroma. After -4.5D PRK, EBM was found to be fully regenerated at 8 to 10 days after surgery. At 4 days after PRK, the nidogen-2 and LAMA3 mRNAs levels were detected at statistically significantly lower levels in the anterior stroma of the -9.0D PRK corneas (where the EBM would not fully regenerate) compared to the -4.5D PRK corneas (where the EBM was destined to fully regenerate). At 7 days after PRK, nidogen-2 and LAMA3 mRNAs continued to be statistically significantly lower in the anterior stroma of the -9.0D PRK corneas compared to their expression in the anterior stroma of the -4.5D PRK corneas. Key EBM components LAMA3 and nidogen-2 mRNAs are expressed at higher levels in the anterior stroma during EBM regeneration in the -4.5D PRK corneas where the EBM is destined to fully regenerate and no haze developed compared to the -9.0D PRK corneas where the EBM will not fully regenerate and myofibroblast-related stromal fibrosis (haze) will develop.

  13. EFFECT OF THE FAILURE CRITERION ON THE LABORATORY FATIGUE RESPONSE PREDICTION OF HOT-MIX ASPHALT MIXTURES

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    OSCAR J. REYES-ORTIZ

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    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de esta investigación fue establecer la influencia del criterio de fallo, empleado para calcular el comportamiento a fatiga en laboratorio de mezclas asfálticas en caliente especificadas por el Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano de Bogotá D.C. (i.e., mezclas md10 y md20, en la predicción de la respuesta a fatiga. Las leyes de fatiga (i.e., curvas de fatiga se determinaron a flexo-tracción con muestras trapezoidales ensayadas a desplazamiento controlado. Los criterios utilizados para establecer la vida de fatiga correspondieron al clásico (50% de la fuerza inicial, de daño y de rotura. Los resultados correspondientes sugirieron que la selección del criterio de falla puede conllevar a diferencias significativas en la predicción de la vida de fatiga en laboratorio (i.e., curvas de fatiga. Sin embargo, se estableció que para las mezclas con granulometría densa md10, la ley de fatiga fue similar al emplear cualquiera de los tres criterios analizados. Por el contrario, para las mezclas asfálticas con granulometría densa md20, la aplicación de los tres criterios de falla conllevó a diferencias significativas en la predicción de vida de fatiga; el menor número de ciclos de carga a la falla (más crítico fue determinado con el criterio clásico. Investigaciones futuras deberán profundizar en establecer que criterio de fallo se debe utilizar para el subsecuente diseño estructural de pavimentos, especialmente para mezclas asfálticas con curvas granulométricas que contengan agregados de tamaño igual o superior a 20 mm.

  14. New aerophytic morphospecies of Cyanobacteria from tropical forest fragments in northwestern São Paulo state, Brazil Novas morfoespécies aerofíticas de Cyanobacteria de fragmentos de floresta tropical na região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Algae and Cyanobacteria can colonize a wide variety of terrestrial environments and the assemblages from aerophytic habitats are very poorly known. During the survey of aerophytic algal and cyanobacterial communities in forest fragments in northwestern São Paulo state, six cyanobacteria populations could not be identified at species level and, after morphological and metrical analysis, proved to be new morphotypes to Science. Four belong to the genus Aphanothece (A. excentrica, A. coacervata, A. densa and A. vaginata, one to Phormidium (P. arboricola and one to Hapalosiphon (H.santannae. This study presents the description, comparison and proposition of the new morphospecies and improves taxonomic knowledge of the diversity of the group.Algas e cianobactérias podem colonizar uma grande variedade de ambientes terrestres e a composição florística das comunidades desses habitats é praticamente desconhecida. Durante o estudo das algas e cianobactérias aerofíticas de fragmentos florestais na região noroeste do estado de São Paulo, seis populações de cianobactérias não puderam ser identificadas em nível específico e, após estudos morfológicos e métricos, revelaram-se novos morfotipos para a Ciência. Quatro desses pertencem ao gênero Aphanothece (A. excentrica, A. coacervata, A. densa e A. vaginata, um a Phormidium (P. arboricola e um a Hapalosiphon (H. santannae. Este estudo apresenta a descrição, comparação e proposição das novas morfoespécies e contribui com o conhecimento da diversidade do grupo.

  15. EBM regeneration and changes in EBM component mRNA expression in stromal cells after corneal injury

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    Santhanam, Abirami; Marino, Gustavo K.; Torricelli, Andre A. M.

    2017-01-01

    Purpose To investigate the production of the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) component mRNAs at time points before lamina lucida and lamina densa regeneration in anterior stromal cells after corneal injury that would heal with and without fibrosis. Methods Rabbit corneas were removed from 2 to 19 days after −4.5D or −9.0D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with the VISX S4 IR laser. Corneas were evaluated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for full regeneration of the lamina lucida and the lamina densa. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) based quantitative real-time (RT)–PCR was used to quantitate the expression of mRNAs for laminin α-3 (LAMA3), perlecan, nidogen-1, and nidogen-2 in the anterior stroma. Results After −4.5D PRK, EBM was found to be fully regenerated at 8 to 10 days after surgery. At 4 days after PRK, the nidogen-2 and LAMA3 mRNAs levels were detected at statistically significantly lower levels in the anterior stroma of the −9.0D PRK corneas (where the EBM would not fully regenerate) compared to the −4.5D PRK corneas (where the EBM was destined to fully regenerate). At 7 days after PRK, nidogen-2 and LAMA3 mRNAs continued to be statistically significantly lower in the anterior stroma of the −9.0D PRK corneas compared to their expression in the anterior stroma of the −4.5D PRK corneas. Conclusions Key EBM components LAMA3 and nidogen-2 mRNAs are expressed at higher levels in the anterior stroma during EBM regeneration in the −4.5D PRK corneas where the EBM is destined to fully regenerate and no haze developed compared to the −9.0D PRK corneas where the EBM will not fully regenerate and myofibroblast-related stromal fibrosis (haze) will develop.

  16. Classificação orientada a objeto de imagens de sensoriamento remoto em estudos epidemiológicos sobre leishmaniose visceral em área urbana

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    Andréa Sobral de Almeida

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, explorou-se o uso da classificação orientada a objeto de imagens de sensoriamento remoto em estudos epidemiológicos sobre leishmaniose visceral (LV em áreas urbanas. A classificação orientada a objeto foi aplicada a cenas Landsat 5 TM da cidade de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, para obtenção de informações ambientais e temperatura. Para o período de 1993-1996, a taxa de incidência de LV nos setores censitários da cidade foi positivamente correlacionada com a área do setor censitário coberta por vegetação densa, rasteira e solo exposto e negativamente com a área coberta por água e áreas densamente ocupadas. No período de 2001-2006, foram encontradas correlações positivas com vegetação densa, rasteira, solo exposto e áreas densamente ocupadas e negativas com áreas urbanas com alguma vegetação. A temperatura da superfície terrestre foi negativamente associada à incidência de LV nos dois períodos. A classificação orientada a objeto pode ser útil para caracterizar paisagens associadas à ocorrência da LV em áreas urbanas e delimitar áreas de risco para definição de prioridades na implementação de intervenções.

  17. The Origin of Life

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    Hodson, D.

    1975-01-01

    Presents an outline of lectures given on this topic to British secondary students. Man's various ideas about the origin of life are included in three categories: those that consider life to have been created by a Divine Being; those that consider life to have developed from non-living matter; and those that consider life to be eternal. (MLH)

  18. From improvement towards enhancement : A regenesis of environmental law at the dawn of the anthropocene

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    Somsen, Han; Brownsword, Roger; Young, Karen; Scotford, Eloise

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a host of what mostly are still isolated ad hoc technology-driven initiatives, usually in support of human (rights) imperatives, which effectively endeavour to engineer and re-engineer living and non-living environments in ways that have no natural, legal or historical

  19. From improvement towards enhancement : A regenesis of environmental law at the dawn of the anthropocene

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    Somsen, Han; Brownsword, Roger; Young, Karen; Scotford, Eloise

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a host of what mostly are still isolated ad hoc technology-driven initiatives, usually in support of human (rights) imperatives, which effectively endeavour to engineer and re-engineer living and non-living environments in ways that have no natural, legal or historical precedent

  20. From improvement towards enhancement : A regenesis of environmental law at the dawn of the anthropocene

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    Somsen, Han; Brownsword, Roger; Young, Karen; Scotford, Eloise

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a host of what mostly are still isolated ad hoc technology-driven initiatives, usually in support of human (rights) imperatives, which effectively endeavour to engineer and re-engineer living and non-living environments in ways that have no natural, legal or historical precedent

  1. Metals bioaccumulation mechanism in neem bark

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    The aim of this work was to define the bioaccumulation mechanism of metals onto the non-living biomaterial prepared from an extensively available plant bark biomass of neem (Azadirachta indica). Based on maximum ultimate fixation capacities (mmol/g) of the product, metals ions could be arranged as H...

  2. Nutrient and carbon cycling in agro-ecosystems and their interactions with ecosystem services. 27th Francis New Memorial Lecture

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    Neeteson, J.J.

    2011-01-01

    Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. An ecosystem is the interacting system of living organisms and their associated non-living environment. Four types of ecosystem services can be distinguished: provisioning services, regulating services, cultural services, and support

  3. Why cumulative impacts assessments of hydrocarbon activities in the Arctic fail to meet their purpose

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    Kirkfeldt, Trine Skovgaard; Hansen, Anne Merrild; Olsen, Pernille;

    2016-01-01

    The Arctic Region is characterised by vulnerable ecosystems and residing indigenous people, dependent on nature for fishing and hunting. The Arctic also contains a wealth of non-living natural resources such as minerals and hydrocarbons. Synergies between increased access and growing global demand...

  4. Biochemical and stable carbon isotope records of mangrove derived organic matter in the sediment cores

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    Manju, M.N.; Resmi, P.; RatheeshKumar, C.S.; Gireeshkumar, T.R.; Chandramohanakumar, N.; Joseph, M.M.

    components were recorded in surface sediments, with a dominance of carbohydrates followed by lipids and proteins. Protein/carbohydrate ratio was found to be <1 in the entire study region indicating a large content of aged and/or non-living organic matter...

  5. Scientific Conceptions of Photosynthesis among Primary School Pupils and Student Teachers of Biology

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    Dimec, Darja Skribe; Strgar, Jelka

    2017-01-01

    Photosynthesis is the most important biochemical process on Earth. Most living beings depend on it directly or indirectly. Knowledge about photosynthesis enables us to understand how the world functions as an ecosystem and how photosynthesis acts as a bridge between the non-living and living worlds. It is, therefore, understandable that…

  6. Mucosal vaccine delivery of antigens tightly bound to an adjuvant particle made from food-grade bacteria

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    van Roosmalen, ML; Kanninga, R; El Khattabi, M; Neef, J; Audouy, S; Bosma, T; Kuipers, A; Post, E; Steen, A; Kok, J; Buist, G; Kuipers, OP; Robillard, G; Leenhouts, K

    2006-01-01

    Mucosal immunization with subunit vaccines requires new types of antigen delivery vehicles and adjuvants for optimal immune responses. We have developed a non-living and non-genetically modified gram-positive bacterial delivery particle (GEM) that has built-in adjuvant activity and a high loading ca

  7. A Common Mechanism in Verb and Noun Naming Deficits in Alzheimer's Patients

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    Almor, Amit; Aronoff, Justin M.; MacDonald, Maryellen C.; Gonnerman, Laura M.; Kempler, Daniel; Hintiryan, Houri; Hayes, UnJa L.; Arunachalam, Sudha; Andersen, Elaine S.

    2009-01-01

    We tested the ability of Alzheimer's patients and elderly controls to name living and non-living nouns, and manner and instrument verbs. Patients' error patterns and relative performance with different categories showed evidence of graceful degradation for both nouns and verbs, with particular domain-specific impairments for living nouns and…

  8. Why cumulative impacts assessments of hydrocarbon activities in the Arctic fail to meet their purpose

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    Kirkfeldt, Trine Skovgaard; Hansen, Anne Merrild; Olsen, Pernille;

    2016-01-01

    The Arctic Region is characterised by vulnerable ecosystems and residing indigenous people, dependent on nature for fishing and hunting. The Arctic also contains a wealth of non-living natural resources such as minerals and hydrocarbons. Synergies between increased access and growing global demand...... of methodology for assessment of cumulative impacts, knowledge gap of Arctic ecosystems and other....

  9. A Common Mechanism in Verb and Noun Naming Deficits in Alzheimer's Patients

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    Almor, Amit; Aronoff, Justin M.; MacDonald, Maryellen C.; Gonnerman, Laura M.; Kempler, Daniel; Hintiryan, Houri; Hayes, UnJa L.; Arunachalam, Sudha; Andersen, Elaine S.

    2009-01-01

    We tested the ability of Alzheimer's patients and elderly controls to name living and non-living nouns, and manner and instrument verbs. Patients' error patterns and relative performance with different categories showed evidence of graceful degradation for both nouns and verbs, with particular domain-specific impairments for living nouns and…

  10. Mouse models to assess the efficacy of non-typhoidal Salmonella vaccines: revisiting the role of host innate susceptibility and routes of challenge

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    Simon, Raphael; Tennant, Sharon M.; Galen, James E.; Levine, Myron M.

    2011-01-01

    Non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica (NTS) serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidis are important causes of bacterial gastroenteritis in the USA and worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa these two serovars are emerging as agents associated with lethal invasive disease (e.g., bacteremia, meningitis). The development of NTS vaccines, based on mucosally-administered live attenuated strains and parenteral non-living antigens, could diminish the NTS disease burden globally. Mouse models of S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis invasive disease can accelerate the development of NTS vaccines. Live attenuated NTS vaccines elicit both cellular and humoral immunity in mice and their efficacy is well established. In contrast, non-living vaccines that primarily elicit humoral immunity have demonstrated variable efficacy. An analysis of the reported studies with non-living vaccines against S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis reveals that efficacy is influenced by two important independent variables: 1) the innate susceptibility to NTS infection that differs dramatically between commonly used mouse strains and, 2) the virulence of the NTS strain used for challenge. Protection by non-living vaccines has generally been seen only in host-pathogen interactions where a sub-lethal infection results, such as challenging resistant mice with either highly virulent or weakly virulent strains or susceptible mice with weakly virulent strains. The immunologic basis of this discrepancy and the implications for human NTS vaccine development are reviewed herein. PMID:21616112

  11. Marine Biology and Oceanography, Grades Nine to Twelve. Part II.

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    Kolb, James A.

    This unit, one of a series designed to develop and foster an understanding of the marine environment, presents marine science activities for students in grades 9-12. The unit, focusing on sea plants/animals and their interactions with each other and the non-living environment, has sections dealing with: marine ecology; marine bacteriology;…

  12. HPV infection and vaccination in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients : what we really should know

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    Rotstein Grein, Ingrid Herta; Groot, Noortje; Lacerda, Marcela Ignacchiti; Wulffraat, Nico; Pileggi, Gecilmara

    2016-01-01

    Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for infections. Vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent infections, even in immunocompromised patients. Most non-live vaccines are immunogenic and safe in patients with SLE, even if antibody titres are frequently lower than tho

  13. The Role of Sensory-Motor Information in Object Recognition: Evidence from Category-Specific Visual Agnosia

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    Wolk, D.A.; Coslett, H.B.; Glosser, G.

    2005-01-01

    The role of sensory-motor representations in object recognition was investigated in experiments involving AD, a patient with mild visual agnosia who was impaired in the recognition of visually presented living as compared to non-living entities. AD named visually presented items for which sensory-motor information was available significantly more…

  14. Social systems: unearthing the big picture

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    Cowley, Stephen

    2014-01-01

    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: Although accepting Urrestarazu’s view of how autopoietic dynamics can be sought in the domain of the non-living, we see no reason to trace the social to autonomy. Rather, we stress that social systems happen all...

  15. The Case for Natural History

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    King, Heather; Achiam, Marianne

    2017-01-01

    Fundamental knowledge of natural history is lacking in many western societies, as demonstrated by its absence in school science curricula. And yet, to meet local and global challenges such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change, we need to better understand the living and non-living parts of the natural world. Many have…

  16. Zebra mussel effects on benthic invertebrates: physical or biotic?

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    Botts, P. Silver; Patterson, Benjamin A.; Schloesser, Don W.

    1996-01-01

    In soft sediments, Dreissena spp. create firm substrate in the form of aggregates of living mussels (druses) that roll free on the sediments. Druses provide physical structure which increases habitat heterogeneity, and the mussels increase benthic organic matter through the production of pseudofeces and feces. Descriptive and experimental studies were used to determine: 1) whether the density of benthic invertebrates in soft sediments increased in the presence of druses, and 2) whether the invertebrate assemblage responded to the physical structure provided by a druse or to some biotic effect associated with the presence of living mussels. In core samples collected biweekly during summer in Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Pennsylvania, amphipods, chironomids, oligochaetes, turbellarians, and hydrozoans were significantly more abundant in sand with druses than in bare sand. When mesh bags containing either a living druse, non-living druse, or no druse were incubated in the bay for 33 d, we found that chironomids were significantly more abundant in treatments with living druses than with non-living druses, and in treatments with non-living druses than with no druse; turbellarians, amphipods, and hydrozoans were significantly more abundant in treatments with living or non-living druses than with no druse; oligochaetes showed no significant differences among treatments. This study demonstrates that most taxa of benthic invertebrates in soft substrate respond specifically to the physical structure associated with aggregates of mussel shells, but further study is needed to examine chironomid responses to some biotic effect dependent on the presence of living mussels.

  17. HPV infection and vaccination in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients: What we really should know

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    I. Grein (Ingrid); N. Groot (Noortje); Lacerda, M.I. (Marcela Ignacchiti); N.M. Wulffraat (Nico); G. Pileggi (Gecilmara)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractPatients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for infections. Vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent infections, even in immunocompromised patients. Most non-live vaccines are immunogenic and safe in patients with SLE, even if antibody titres are frequently lo

  18. HPV infection and vaccination in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients : what we really should know

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    Rotstein Grein, Ingrid Herta; Groot, Noortje; Lacerda, Marcela Ignacchiti; Wulffraat, Nico|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/073121185; Pileggi, Gecilmara

    2016-01-01

    Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for infections. Vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent infections, even in immunocompromised patients. Most non-live vaccines are immunogenic and safe in patients with SLE, even if antibody titres are frequently lower than tho

  19. The Role of Sensory-Motor Information in Object Recognition: Evidence from Category-Specific Visual Agnosia

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    Wolk, D.A.; Coslett, H.B.; Glosser, G.

    2005-01-01

    The role of sensory-motor representations in object recognition was investigated in experiments involving AD, a patient with mild visual agnosia who was impaired in the recognition of visually presented living as compared to non-living entities. AD named visually presented items for which sensory-motor information was available significantly more…

  20. Children's Preconceptions of Human-Animal Relationships, Dispositions towards a Humane Consciousness and Implications for Curriculum and Instruction.

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    Yoon, Susan

    Even though we live in an age of advancing technology and changing structure of science, especially in genetics engineering, there appears to be a great lack of understanding of these basic concepts by society in general. Society carries responsibilities to both living and non-living things; this lack of understanding may result in combined…

  1. Children's Teleological Intuitions: What Kind of Explanations Do 7-8 Year Olds Give for the Features of Organisms, Artifacts and Natural Objects?

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    Kampourakis, Kostas; Pavlidi, Vasiliki; Papadopoulou, Maria; Palaiokrassa, Eirini

    2012-01-01

    Research has shown that children usually provide teleological explanations for the features of organisms from a very early age (3-4 years old). However, it is not clear if teleology is applied selectively for organisms, or if it is generally applied to other objects as well (artifacts and non-living natural objects). The present study examined…

  2. Biology in the Agriculture Classroom: A Descriptive Comparative Study

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    Despain, Deric; North, Teresa; Warnick, Brian K.; Baggaley, John

    2016-01-01

    Agricultural education can take scientific topics to higher levels, emphasize scientific concepts, involve hands-on learning, and develop interrelationships with the other sciences, thus making the living and non-living world around them relevant for students, potentially supporting a STEM curriculum. As such, in 1996, Utah deemed agricultural…

  3. Factors influencing the deterioration of the carapace surface during the moult cycle of Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758)

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    Greco, G.; Faimali, M.; Davenport, J.

    2014-01-01

    During its life cycle Carcinus maenas (Decapoda, Portunidae) goes through several phases of the moulting process (ecdysis) which allow it to grow despite having a rigid, non-living outer surface. As an individual approaches ecdysis, the exoskeletal calcium is solubilized (decalcification) from the s

  4. Development of Preliminary Remediation Goals for Indoor Dust at the Colonie FUSRAP Site - 12273

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    Watters, David J.; Opdyke, Clifford P. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (United States); Moore, James T. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, New York, New York 10278 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The Colonie FUSRAP Site is located in the Town of Colonie, Albany County, New York. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently addressing environmental contamination associated with the Site under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) process as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Soil remediation activities have been substantially completed at the Colonie FUSRAP Site and its vicinity properties under the FUSRAP. A study unrelated to FUSRAP was recently performed by an independent party to establish the distribution of DU contamination in various media in the environs of the Site. As part of this study, dust samples were collected in residencies and businesses in the immediate vicinity of the Site. These samples were collected in non-living areas such as basement window sills and garages. Many of these samples tested positive for DU. An assessment was performed to establish preliminary remediation goals (PRGs) for indoor dust in non-living areas of residential homes and businesses in the vicinity of the Site. The results of this assessment provide estimates of dose-based, carcinogenic risk-based, and noncarcinogenic-based PRGs derived from a hypothetical exposure scenario with reasonable levels of conservatism. Ultimately, the PRGs will be compared to results of dust sampling and analyses in residences and businesses in proximity of the Site to determine whether a response action is appropriate. This assessment estimates PRGs for DU contaminated dust in non-living areas of residences in the vicinity of the Colonie FUSRAP site based on a reasonably conservative exposure scenario. Estimated PRGs based on residential receptors are considered to be conservatively representative of workers in nearby businesses based on the considerably longer exposure duration of residents relative to workers. This assessment provides reasonably conservative estimates of PRGs for DU contaminated dust in non-living

  5. Aquatic macrophytes of Itaipu Reservoir, Brazil: survey of species and ecological considerations

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    Sidinei Magela Thomaz

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available In a survey of the aquatic macrophytes of the Itaipu Reservoir, we identified 62 taxa in 25 families and 42 genera. The highest number taxa was observed for the emergent macrophytes (40 taxa. Reduced fluctuation in water level, increased light penetration, and sediment enrichment by nutrients and organic matter following the formation of the reservoir favored the appearance of a species-rich community of submerged macrophytes (23% of the taxa identified. The aquatic macrophytes were found mainly near the mouths of the main tributaries of the reservoir, in shallow area of depth less than 2 meters. In addition to the shallow depth, the greater nutrient input from the tributaries and relative protection from wind explained this distribution. Among the species found, Egeria najas merits mention for its occurrence in all localities sampled, with biomass values varying between 98 and 186 gDW/m². Some potential nuisance species such as Eichhornia crassipes, Salvinia auriculata, and Pistia stratiotes also deserve attention, since they were also observed to be covering large areas of Itaipu Reservoir.Em um levantamento de macrófitas aquáticas realizado no reservatório de Itaipu foram identificados 62 táxons pertencentes a 25 famílias e 42 gêneros. O maior número de táxons foi representado pelas macrófitas emergentes (40 táxons. O surgimento de uma rica comunidade de espécies submersas (23% dos táxons identificados parece ter sido favorecido pelas alterações decorrentes da formação dor reservatório, tais como redução da flutuação dos níveis de água, aumento da penetração de luz e enriquecimento do sedimento em nutrientes e matéria orgânica. As macrófitas aquáticas foram registradas principalmente próximo à foz dos tributários do reservatório, em áreas rasas (profundidade inferior a 2 metros. Além da reduzida profundidade, o maior aporte de nutrientes associado à proteção do vento explicam essa distribuição. Entre

  6. Emissions of methane and carbon dioxide during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a tropical lagoon (São Paulo, Brazil Emissões de metano e dióxido de carbono da decomposição de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa tropical (São Paulo, Brasil

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    Irineu Bianchini Jr.

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    Full Text Available AIM: Massive accumulations of aquatic sedimentary plant are the main source of CH4 and CO2 emissions in floodplain lakes. To examine this connection, this study measured CO2 and CH4 formation during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a floodplain lake; METHODS: Methane formation was determined to the intrinsic characteristics of the debris, and the experimental (physical and chemical conditions. Production of CH4 and CO2 were measured during anaerobic degradation of seven aquatic macrophytes: Cabomba furcata, Cyperus giganteus, Egeria najas, Eichhornia azurea, Ludwigia inclinata, Oxycaryum cubense, and Utricularia breviscapa, all of which inhabit the littoral zone of the lagoon studied; RESULTS: Overall, methanogenesis was more sensitive to temperature variation than gross anaerobic mineralization. Although the metabolic routes that generate CO2 were always predominant, as a competing process methanogenesis was favored by increasing temperature to the detriment of CO2 formation. Although several factors (such as pH, redox potential, salinity and nutrients availability influenced yields of the final degradation products, temperature and detritus chemical composition were, in a first approach, the key factors in CH4 formation. In the oxbow lakes of the Mogi-Guaçu River Floodplain, especially Óleo Lagoon, on average, 10% of the total carbon can be regarded as the yield of CH4 formation derived from aquatic macrophyte decay, while the remaining carbon (90% became CO2.OBJETIVO: Acúmulos intensos de plantas nos sedimentos são importantes fontes de emissões de CH4 e CO2 em lagoas de várzea de inundação. Nesse estudo foram determinadas as formações de CH4 e CO2 da decomposição anaeróbia de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa marginal; MÉTODOS: A formação do metano foi determinada com base nas características intrínsecas dos detritos e das condições experimentais. As produções de CH4 e CO2 foram determinadas durante

  7. Testing models of a MIR-identified wind-blown bubble

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    Watson, Christer

    2013-10-01

    1 Ceres, 2 Pallas, 4 Vesta, 10 Hygiea and 13 Egeria are among the largest bodies in the main asteroid belt representing about 40 percent of the belts total mass. While many of their physical properties such as size, mass, bulk density and albedo are quite well constrained, their surface composition remains elusive (apart for Vesta). Studies in the 0.4-4 micron range have not yet answered the question of their surface composition. We propose to carry out spectroscopic observations with high signal to noise ratio of these objects with FORCAST over the 5-40 micron range in order to bring new constraints on their surface composition. Such high SNR is required in order to resolve the weak emissivity features in the asteroid spectra, which in turn will allow us to properly identify the mineralogical and meteoritic analogs of those objects. In addition, the obtained data will allow us to refine the albedo, the thermal inertia and the surface roughness of these objects, which is particularly helpful when comparing asteroids and meteorites; also, SOFIA offers us a great opportunity for collecting the first complete mid-infrared spectra ever assembled for both Ceres and Vesta, which is of particular interest with respect to the Dawn mission. In order to avoid misinterpreting any spectral features due to the atmosphere, we need to properly estimate its contribution. To achieve this goal, the observations of both Hygiea and Vesta will be helpful since Hygiea has already been observed in this wavelength range by ISO and since Vestas surface composition is well known from the VNIR range as well as its meteoritic analogs (HED meteorites). This is a long-term project whose goal is to study the mid-infrared spectral properties of large main belt asteroids for which the 0.4-4 micron range has been unable to constrain their surface composition.

  8. Cornitermes Cumulans (Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae colonies activity in controlled conditions on macro and micro-aggregated soil structuresAtividade de colônias de Cornitermes Cumulans (Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae sobre estruturas edáficas macro e microagregadas em casa de vegetação

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    Maria de Fátima Guimarães

    2012-10-01

    estruturas oriundas de um Latossolo Vermelho Amarelo. Ninhos em atividade de Cornitermes cumulans (Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae foram coletados a campo e mantidos em vasos em casa de vegetação por nove meses. As estruturas utilizadas no experimento foram macroestruturas densas e estrutura granular, ambas amostradas no mesmo solo que as colônias. O experimento foi realizado com duas repetições para cada estrutura, sendo cada repetição composta de um vaso com estrutura, ninho e alimento, e um vaso com a mesmo material e alimentação. As estruturas fabricadas pelos térmitas foram descritas macro e micromorfologicamente e comparadas com amostras coletadas no campo, também se verificou a distribuição das galerias. Os térmitas mantiveram as atividades de forrageamento e construção do ninho até o final do experimento, com algumas restrições. Para os vasos com estruturas densas a atividade desenvolveu-se tanto no vaso onde havia o ninho quanto no vaso com alimentação. Em comparação, para os vasos com estrutura granular as construções foram menos desenvolvidas e localizadas nos volumes associados aos ninhos. Nas estruturas construídas, as partículas de solo eram orientadas, formando uma parede rígida, como observado em feições coletadas no campo. As colônias de C. cumulans exploravam o ambiente de forma aleatória em todas as direções, retrabalhando estruturas densas e reagregando as partículas do solo para construção de galerias. Todas as estruturas densas ofertadas às colônias foram parcialmente ou completamente modificadas, e as concentrações de matéria orgânica das estruturas densas oriundas de horizontes profundos do solo foram incrementadas. Os térmitas retrabalham estruturas deixadas por eles ou outros invertebrados do solo, criando microestrutura e re-agregando o solo.

  9. Achados ecográficos em pacientes com catarata total Ultrasound findings in patients with dense cataracts

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    Zélia Maria da Silva Corrêa

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Avaliar a prevalência e a natureza das anomalias intra-oculares detectadas no exame de ultra-som em pacientes com catarata densa (total e comparar estes achados com aqueles obtidos após cirurgia de catarata. Métodos: Foram revisados 724 ultra-sonografias oculares realizadas entre janeiro de 1999 e julho de 2001. Destas, 289 exames foram solicitadas em casos de catarata densa (total pela impossibilidade de observar o segmento posterior. Os achados ultra-sonográficos foram documentados por fotografias e revisados para o estudo. Seguimento pós-operatório foi possível em 131 pacientes para avaliar sensibilidade e especificidade do ultra-som como método diagnóstico. A análise estatística foi feita com o teste t de "Student" usando o pacote estatístico SPSS "Statistical Package for the Social Science" 8.0 para Windows. Resultados: Foram estudados 289 pacientes com catarata densa, todos avaliados com ultra-som; 200 destes apresentavam alterações ecográficas em segmento posterior. Nos pacientes sem história de trauma ocular (n=268, 82 olhos (30,6% apresentaram segmento posterior normal e 26 olhos (9,7%, descolamento de retina. Nos pacientes com história de trauma ocular (n=21 foram encontrados 8 olhos com descolamento de retina (38,1% e 7 normais (33,3%. A concordância entre os achados ecográficos e pós-operatórios foi de 95,4% nos 131 pacientes com seguimento pós-operatório. O ultra-som apresentou sensibilidade de 91,3% e especificidade de 100%. Conclusão: Neste estudo, a avaliação pré-operatória de cataratas densas com ultra-som se mostrou eficiente em diagnosticar alterações do segmento posterior. A sensibilidade e a especificidade deste exame complementar na amostra estudada confirmam a importância do ultra-som na avaliação pré-operatória de pacientes com cataratas densas.Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence and nature of intra-ocular abnormalities detected by conventional B-scan ultrasound in patients

  10. The Effect of a Nature Camp on Children’s Conceptions of Nature

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    Esra Yardimci

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a nature camp which provides authentic learning opportunities for children was conducted. Twenty-four 4th and 5th graders (9 girls, 15 boys participated to the camp. The camp program started with observations in the forest nearby. More focused observations were also made. Children discussed their observations with their friends and scientists. A questionnaire was applied at the beginning and end of the camp. The results showed that the nature camp program was effective in extending the children’s conception of the nature by including both living and non-living things. Most of them started the camp with a conception of the nature which consisted of only living things whereas only four children left with this conception at the end. Biological aspects of the nature also increased. Children generally stated that living or non-living things exist or live together at the nature, but relationships between them were noticed by fewer children.

  11. Genética Molecular das Epidermólises Bolhosas Molecular Genetics of Epidermolysis Bullosa

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    Hiram Larangeira de Almeida Jr

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available O estudo das alterações moleculares das epidermólises bolhosas tem contribuído para que se compreenda melhor essas enfermidades. Na epidermólise bolhosa simples a maioria dos casos está associada com alteração nas citoqueratinas basais 5 (gen KRT5 e 14 (gen KRT14, o que modifica o citoesqueleto na camada basal da epiderme, levando à degeneração dessa camada, formando bolha intra-epidérmica. Mutações na plectina (gen PLEC1, componente da placa interna do hemidesmossoma, levam também à clivagem intra-epidérmica. Na epidermólise bolhosa juncional vários gens estão envolvidos, em decorrência da complexidade da zona da membrana basal, todos levando ao descolamento dos queratinócitos basais na lâmina lúcida, pela disfunção da aderência entre esses e a lâmina densa. Alterações na laminina 5 (gens LAMA3, LAMB3 e LAMC2, integrina alfa6beta4 (gens ITGA6 e ITGB4 e colágeno XVII (gen COL17A1 foram descritas. Por fim, na epidermólise bolhosa distrófica apenas um gen está mutado, alterando o colágeno VII (gen COL7A1, principal componente das fibrilas ancorantes, produzindo clivagem abaixo da lâmina densa, variando fenotipicamente de acordo com a conseqüência da mutação. Outra aplicação importante dessas informações refere-se ao diagnóstico pré-natal, com a perspectiva no futuro da terapia gênica.New data regarding the molecular aspects of the heterogeneous group of epidermolysis bullosa has brought some important information about its pathogenesis. In epidermolysis bullosa simplex the majority of mutations are localized in the genes of the basal cytokeratin 5 (gene KRT5 and 14 (gene KRT14, cytolysis at this layer with intraepidermal blister is seen under light microscopy. Mutations of plectin (gene PLEC1, a protein found in the inner hemidesmosomal plaque, leads also to intraepidermal blisters. In junctional epidermolysis bullosa many proteins from the basal membrane zone are involved, such as laminin 5 (genes

  12. Variabilidade local e regional da evapotranspiração estimada pelo algoritmo SEBAL Local and regional variability of evapotranspiration estimated by SEBAL algorithm

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    Luis C. J. Moreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Em face da importância em conhecer a evapotranspiração (ET para uso racional da água na irrigação no contexto atual de escassez desse recurso, algoritmos de estimativa da ET a nível regional foram desenvolvidos utilizando-se de ferramentas de sensoriamento remoto. Este estudo objetivou aplicar o algoritmo SEBAL (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land em três imagens do satélite Landsat 5, do segundo semestre de 2006. As imagens correspondem a áreas irrigadas, floresta nativa densa e a Caatinga do Estado do Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi e Chapada do Araripe. Este algoritmo calcula a evapotranspiração horária a partir do fluxo de calor latente, estimado como resíduo do balanço de energia na superfície. Os valores de ET obtidos nas três regiões foram superiores a 0,60 mm h-1 nas áreas irrigadas ou de vegetação nativa densa. As áreas de vegetação nativa menos densa apresentaram taxa da ET horária de 0,35 a 0,60 mm h-1, e valores quase nulos em áreas degradadas. A análise das médias de evapotranspiração horária pelo teste de Tukey a 5% de probabilidade permitiu evidenciar uma variabilidade significativa local, bem como regional no Estado do Ceará.In the context of water resources scarcity, the rational use of water for irrigation is necessary, implying precise estimations of the actual evapotranspiration (ET. With the recent progresses of remote-sensed technologies, regional algorithms estimating evapotranspiration from satellite observations were developed. This work aimed at applying the SEBAL algorithm (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land at three Landsat-5 images during the second semester of 2006. These images cover irrigated areas, dense native forest areas and caatinga areas in three regions of the state of Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi and Chapada do Araripe. The SEBAL algorithm calculates the hourly evapotranspiration from the latent heat flux, estimated from the surface energy

  13. Concepts and Procedures for Updating the National Wetland Plant List

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    2008-09-01

    of water and lack attach- ment to a substrate. Forb: Non-graminoid herbaceous plants. Graminoids: Grasslike plants, including grasses, sedges , and...that obtains all nutrients from non-living organic sources. Scaleleaf: Leaf reduced to small, thin, or flat scale-like structure. Sedge : Grasslike...plants of the family Cyperaceae . Semi-evergreen: Woody plants that are evergreen where the weather is mild but deciduous in colder parts of their range

  14. Special Issue “Biomaterials and Bioprinting”

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    The emergence of bioprinting in recent years represents a marvellous advancement in 3D printing technology. It expands the range of 3D printable materials from the world of non-living materials into the world of living materials. Biomaterials play an important role in this paradigm shift. This Special Issue focuses on biomaterials and bioprinting and contains eight articles covering a number of recent topics in this emerging area.

  15. Special Issue "Biomaterials and Bioprinting".

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    Chua, Chee Kai; Yeong, Wai Yee; An, Jia

    2016-09-14

    The emergence of bioprinting in recent years represents a marvellous advancement in 3D printing technology. It expands the range of 3D printable materials from the world of non-living materials into the world of living materials. Biomaterials play an important role in this paradigm shift. This Special Issue focuses on biomaterials and bioprinting and contains eight articles covering a number of recent topics in this emerging area.

  16. Leveraging the Future - Existence of a New Endo-Reality in Economics

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    Schmidt, Artur P.; Rössler, Otto E.

    A new attractor in economics is identified. It is ultimately based on the Godet Correlation (matrix of interdependencies), which originally was introduced intuitively in a sociological context. Here, for the first time, a purely observational, quantitative and multitime version is introduced. It amazingly reveals the existence of an organizing force vector in complex dissipative systems such as the economy and, presumably, other living and non-living systems.

  17. Public perception towards environmental awareness. Case study: Malacca River

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    Water is an important resource for all living and non-living beings. However, there is a shortage of fresh water nowadays. This situation is related to various factors. One of these factors is water pollution. Water pollution occurs in Malacca state. Specifically, it affects the Malacca River. The main cause of water pollution is factories. If factories continue their activities, the environment will be harmed. Action is needed to stop this pollution before it destroys the environment. This r...

  18. Bottom–Up Protocell Design

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    Wieczorek, Rafal; Wamberg, Michael Chr.; Albertsen, Anders N.;

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    All contemporary living cells are a collection of self-assembled molecular elements that by themselves are non-living but through the creation of a network exhibit the emergent properties of self-maintenance, selfreproduction, and evolution. Protocells are chemical systems that should mimic cell...... the on-going research that aims at creating artificial cells assembled from a collection of smaller components, i.e., protocell systems from bottom-up designs....

  19. Special Issue “Biomaterials and Bioprinting”

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    Chee Kai Chua

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    Full Text Available The emergence of bioprinting in recent years represents a marvellous advancement in 3D printing technology. It expands the range of 3D printable materials from the world of non-living materials into the world of living materials. Biomaterials play an important role in this paradigm shift. This Special Issue focuses on biomaterials and bioprinting and contains eight articles covering a number of recent topics in this emerging area.

  20. Functional Information: Towards Synthesis of Biosemiotics and Cybernetics

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    Sharov, Alexei A

    2010-01-01

    Biosemiotics and cybernetics are closely related, yet they are separated by the boundary between life and non-life: biosemiotics is focused on living organisms, whereas cybernetics is applied mostly to non-living artificial devices. However, both classes of systems are agents that perform functions necessary for reaching their goals. I propose to shift the focus of biosemiotics from living organisms to agents in general, which all belong to a pragmasphere or functional universe. Agents should...

  1. Bacterial outer membrane vesicles suppress tumor by interferon-?-mediated antitumor response

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    Kim, Oh Youn; Park, Hyun Taek; Dinh, Nhung Thi Hong; Choi, Seng Jin; Lee, Jaewook; Kim, Ji Hyun; Lee, Seung-Woo; Gho, Yong Song

    2017-01-01

    Gram-negative bacteria actively secrete outer membrane vesicles, spherical nano-meter-sized proteolipids enriched with outer membrane proteins, to the surroundings. Outer membrane vesicles have gained wide interests as non-living complex vaccines or delivery vehicles. However, no study has used outer membrane vesicles in treating cancer thus far. Here we investigate the potential of bacterial outer membrane vesicles as therapeutic agents to treat cancer via immunotherapy. Our results show rem...

  2. Synthetic organisms and living machines

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    Deplazes, Anna; Huppenbauer, Markus

    2009-01-01

    The difference between a non-living machine such as a vacuum cleaner and a living organism as a lion seems to be obvious. The two types of entities differ in their material consistence, their origin, their development and their purpose. This apparently clear-cut borderline has previously been challenged by fictitious ideas of “artificial organism” and “living machines” as well as by progress in technology and breeding. The emergence of novel technologies such as artificial life, nanobiotechno...

  3. The origins of life: old problems, new chemistries.

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    Mann, Stephen

    2013-01-02

    Synthetic life: the origin of life on the early Earth, and the ex novo transition of non-living matter to artificial living systems are deep scientific challenges that provide a context for the development of new chemistries with unknown technological consequences. This Essay attempts to re-frame some of the epistemological difficulties associated with these questions into an integrative framework of proto-life science. Chemistry is at the heart of this endeavour.

  4. 前列腺素E2在肾脏球旁器调节肾素分泌中的作用%Role of prostaglandin E2 in regulation of renin secretion at juxtaglomerular apparatus

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    陈丽萌; 黄宇宁; 秦岩; 刘冬妍; 李艳; 段琳

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect and mechanism of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in renin regulation at the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA). Methods Macula densa cell line (MMDD1) was cultured on the special filter. In the medium on the apical lateral of the cells, low concentration of sodium chloride, chloride and different doses of angiotensin Ⅱ (Ang Ⅱ) were used to stimulate the PGE2 secretion. The PGE2 concentration was tested by ELISA. In the animal experiment, the response of plasma renin activity (PRA) to acute intraperitoneal administration of captopril (30 mg/kg) was determined, in conscious wild-type (WT) and cyclooxygenase COX-2-/- mice on C57BL/6 genetic backgrounds. PRA was measured in plasma obtained by tail vein puncture. Different concentrations of PGE2 were used to stimulate the renin secretion of primary cultured JGA cells from COX-2-/- mice and wild type mice. In specific Gsα gene delete mice (low renin producing mice), 24 h urine was collected to test the concentration of PGE2. The COX-2 mRNA and protein of the kidney cortex were observed by real-time PCR and immunohistochemicul staining. Results Low chloride could stimulate the PGE2 secretion both at the apical and basement of the macula densa cells. In COX-2-/- mice, the base PRA and were obviously lower than wild type mice. Captopril could stimulate the PRA of (COX)-2-/- mice increasing 32.8 times. But Ang Ⅱ had no effect on PGE2 secretion in macula densa cells. In primary cultured JGA cells, the decreasing renin seretion was partly recovered by PGE2 in cells from COX-2-/- mice. In low renin producing mice, the expression of COX-2 mRNA in the kidney cortex increased by (8.07±1.08) times (n=6, P=0.0022). The COX-2 protein of the kidney cortex and the urine PGE2 increased by several times. Conclusions Low chloride is the primary stimulation messenger of PGE2 secretion in macula densa cells. The PRA in COX-2-/- mice can be stimulated by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, but the Ang

  5. Decrease in formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (FI-RSV enhanced disease with RSV G glycoprotein peptide immunization in BALB/c mice.

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    Gertrud U Rey

    Full Text Available Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV is a high priority target for vaccine development. One concern in RSV vaccine development is that a non-live virus vaccine would predispose for enhanced disease similar to that seen with the formalin inactivated RSV (FI-RSV vaccine. Since a mAb specific to RSV G protein can reduce pulmonary inflammation and eosinophilia seen after RSV infection of FI-RSV vaccinated mice, we hypothesized that RSV G peptides that induce antibodies with similar reactivity may limit enhanced disease after subunit or other non-live RSV vaccines. In support of this hypothesis, we show that FI-RSV vaccinated mice administered RSV G peptide vaccines had a significant reduction in enhanced disease after RSV challenge. These data support the importance of RSV G during infection to RSV disease pathogenesis and suggest that use of appropriately designed G peptide vaccines to reduce the risk of enhanced disease with non-live RSV vaccines merits further study.

  6. An Investigation of Reasoning by Analogy in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Daniel C Krawczyk

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Relational reasoning ability relies upon by both cognitive and social factors. We compared analogical reasoning performance in healthy controls (HC to performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, and individuals with schizophrenia (SZ. The experimental task required participants to find correspondences between drawings of scenes. Participants were asked to infer which item within one scene best matched a relational item within the second scene. We varied relational complexity, presence of distraction, and type of objects in the analogies (living or non-living items. We hypothesized that the cognitive differences present in SZ would reduce relational inferences relative to ASD and HC. We also hypothesized that both SZ and ASD would show lower performance on living item problems relative to HC due to lower social function scores. Overall accuracy was higher for HC relative to SZ, consistent with prior research. Across groups, higher relational complexity reduced analogical responding, as did the presence of non-living items. Separate group analyses revealed that the ASD group was less accurate at making relational inferences in problems that involved mainly non-living items and when distractors were present. The SZ group showed differences in problem type similar to the ASD group. Additionally, we found significant correlations between social cognitive ability and analogical reasoning, particularly for the SZ group. These results indicate that differences in cognitive and social abilities impact the ability to infer analogical correspondences along with numbers of relational elements and types of objects present in the problems.

  7. An investigation of reasoning by analogy in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.

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    Krawczyk, Daniel C; Kandalaft, Michelle R; Didehbani, Nyaz; Allen, Tandra T; McClelland, M Michelle; Tamminga, Carol A; Chapman, Sandra B

    2014-01-01

    Relational reasoning ability relies upon by both cognitive and social factors. We compared analogical reasoning performance in healthy controls (HC) to performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and individuals with schizophrenia (SZ). The experimental task required participants to find correspondences between drawings of scenes. Participants were asked to infer which item within one scene best matched a relational item within the second scene. We varied relational complexity, presence of distraction, and type of objects in the analogies (living or non-living items). We hypothesized that the cognitive differences present in SZ would reduce relational inferences relative to ASD and HC. We also hypothesized that both SZ and ASD would show lower performance on living item problems relative to HC due to lower social function scores. Overall accuracy was higher for HC relative to SZ, consistent with prior research. Across groups, higher relational complexity reduced analogical responding, as did the presence of non-living items. Separate group analyses revealed that the ASD group was less accurate at making relational inferences in problems that involved mainly non-living items and when distractors were present. The SZ group showed differences in problem type similar to the ASD group. Additionally, we found significant correlations between social cognitive ability and analogical reasoning, particularly for the SZ group. These results indicate that differences in cognitive and social abilities impact the ability to infer analogical correspondences along with numbers of relational elements and types of objects present in the problems.

  8. Bifidobacterium bifidum OLB6378 Simultaneously Enhances Systemic and Mucosal Humoral Immunity in Low Birth Weight Infants: A Non-Randomized Study

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    Katsunori Tanaka

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Probiotic supplementation has been part of the discussion on methods to enhance humoral immunity. Administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum OLB6378 (OLB6378 reduced the incidence of late-onset sepsis in infants. In this non-randomized study, we aimed to determine the effect of administration of live OLB6378 on infants’ humoral immunity. Secondly, we tried to elucidate whether similar effects would be observed with administration of non-live OLB6378. Low birth weight (LBW infants weighing 1500–2500 g were divided into three groups: Group N (no intervention, Group L (administered live OLB6378 concentrate, and Group H (administered non-live OLB6378 concentrate. The interventions were started within 48 h after birth and continued until six months of age. Serum immunoglobulin G (IgG levels (IgG at one month/IgG at birth were significantly higher in Group L than in Group N (p < 0.01. Group H exhibited significantly higher serum IgG levels (p < 0.01 at one month of age and significantly higher intestinal secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA levels (p < 0.05 at one and two months of age than Group N. No difference was observed in the mortality or morbidity between groups. Thus, OLB6378 administration in LBW infants enhanced humoral immunity, and non-live OLB6378, which is more useful as a food ingredient, showed a more marked effect than the viable bacteria.

  9. Levantamento florístico da floresta serrana da reserva biológica de Serra Negra, microrregião de Itaparica, Pernambuco, Brasil Floristic survey in the montane forest of the biological reserve of Serra Negra, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Maria Jesus Nogueira Rodal

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available O levantamento florístico, de duas áreas da Reserva Biológica de Serra Negra, localizada entre os municípios de Inajá e Floresta (8º35' - 8º38' S e 38º02' - 38º04' W, foi realizado fazendo-se 19 excursões para coleta de material botânico de Bryophyta, Pteridophyta e Magnoliophyta. No total foram coletados 319 taxa, 255 na floresta densa, situada no topo, e 117 na floresta aberta, localizada na escarpa meridional, com 12,5 % de similaridade (Jaccard. A análise de agrupamento mostrou que as duas áreas têm maiores similaridades com outras florestas serranas da região nordeste. A presença de condições abióticas diferenciadas, úmida no topo e mais seca na escarpa meridional, justifica as diferenças florísticas. Na floresta densa ocorreu um grande número de espécies com ampla distribuição nos domínios amazônico e atlântico, enquanto na floresta aberta parte das espécies foi mais relacionada à vegetação caducifólia espinhosa (caatinga, e outras têm distribuição ampla em florestas neotropicais.A floristic survey was carried out in the Biological Reserve of Serra Negra, between the municipalities of Inajá and Floresta (8º35'-8º38' S and 38º02'-38º04' W, in order to assess the floristic relationship between two sites, a dense forest on the plateau, and an open forest, located on the southern scarp. Nineteen trips were accomplished to collect Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Magnoliophyta. 319 taxa, 255 on the plateau and 117 on the southern scarp were registered. The presence of distinct abiotic factors, the southern scarp being has drier than the plateau, justify the floristic difference. In spite of the low similarity level between the two sites (12,5%, the cluster analysis grouped both with a other surveys realized in other montane forests in the northeast region. The dense forest has many species with a wide distribution in the Amazon and Atlantic regions, while in the open forest some species are more related with

  10. Zircônia tetragonal policristalina. Parte II: Microestrutura e resistividade elétrica Tetragonal zirconia polycrystals. Part II: Microstructure and electrical resistivity

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    S. K. Tadokoro

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    Full Text Available Nesta segunda parte são mostrados os resultados obtidos em cerâmicas densas de ZrO2: 3% mol Y2O3 (Y-TZP e 12% mol CeO2 (Ce-TZP, analisadas por espectroscopia Raman, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, e por espectroscopia de impedância. Os resultados mostram que, para ambos tipos de amostras, é possível obter cerâmicas densas (> 95% da densidade teórica para temperaturas de sinterização inferiores a 0,45 T F (T F = temperatura de fusão. A taxa de crescimento de grãos é dependente do cátion estabilizante, sendo maior para a Ce-TZP do que para a Y-TZP. Os espectros Raman de cerâmicas sinterizadas mostram as bandas típicas associadas aos modos ativos da fase cristalográfica tetragonal. Os resultados de espectroscopia de impedância são similares aos obtidos por outros pesquisadores tanto para cerâmicas convencionais quanto nanofásicas no caso da Y-TZP. Para a Ce-TZP foi observada uma redução na condutividade extrínseca em conseqüência da maior pureza do precursor cristalizado.Results on dense ZrO2: 3 mol% Y2O3 (Y-TZP and 12 mol% CeO2 (Ce-TZP ceramics are shown in this second part. Sintered specimens were analyzed by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and impedance spectroscopy. The main results show that both types of solid solutions may attain a high densification (> 95% of the theoretical density for sintering temperatures lower than 0.45 T F (T F = melting temperature. The rate of grain growth is governed by the stabilizing cation and is faster for Ce-TZP than for Y-TZP. Raman spectra exhibit the six characteristic bands of the tetragonal phase for both specimens. Impedance spectroscopy results for Y-TZP do not differ from those obtained for nanophase ceramics. A reduction in the extrinsic conductivity due to the high purity of the crystallized precursor was observed for Ce-TZP specimens.

  11. Modelo digital del relieve original del yacimiento Punta Gorda

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    Luis F. Mena-Matos

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    Full Text Available Se obtiene un MDT del relieve original del yacimiento de níquel Punta Gorda, transformado por veinte años de explotación minera. Se parte de tres fuentes de información: la red de exploración espaciada a 33,33 m, precisa pero poco densa; la red de explotación espaciada a 16,67 m, densa pero imprecisa, y la tercera es la carta topográfica a escala 1: 5 000, digitalizada con vectorización semiautomática sobre las imágenes rectificadas con polinomios de 2do y 3do órdenes; ésta es poco precisa, pero representativa de la variabilidad espacial del terreno. Se compararon las fuentes de información tomando como referencia la carta topográfica y en función de estas diferencias se planificó un levantamiento de campo para el control de errores. Se compararon los puntos de control con las fuentes de información y algunas de sus combinaciones, convertidas en grids espaciados a 2 m de distancia, estos grids fueron estimados mediante interpolación lineal con triangulación de Delaunay, Kriging Ordinario (KO y Kriging con Drift Externo (KDE. Se empleó también la técnica de Jackknife, y se tomaron como destino los puntos de comprobación. Los mejores resultados se obtuvieron con KDE tomando como variable la cota de la red de explotación y como drift la carta topográfica 1: 5 000, a ésta se agregó la red de explotación para densificar la información del drift. Se eliminaron los datos no robustos y se obtuvo un MDT usando la precisión de la red de exploración y la información del comportamiento espacial del relieve brindados por la red de explotación y la carta topográfica 1: 5 000.

  12. Epidermólise bolhosa distrófica recessiva mitis: relato de caso clínico Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa mitis: case report

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    Thaiz Gava Rigoni Gürtler

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available As epidermólises bolhosas são dermatoses bolhosas congênitas que levam à formação de bolhas espontaneamente ou após trauma. São reconhecidos três grupos de da doença, de acordo com o segundo consenso internacional: simples, juncional e distrófica. Nas formas distróficas, o defeito genético deve-se à mutação no gene COL7A1, responsável pela codificação do colágeno VII, principal constituinte das fibrilas de ancoragem, que participam na aderência da lâmina densa à derme. Os autores relatam o caso de paciente do sexo feminino, de 15 anos, apresentando ulcerações nas pernas, bolhas serosas e lesões atrófico-acastanhadas nos braços e tronco. Foram observadas distrofias ungueais e alterações dentárias, iniciadas a partir do nascimento. O exame histopatológico da bolha revelou quadro compatével com epidermólise bolhosa, que, associado aos dados clínicos, permitiram a classificação do caso na forma distrófica recessiva mitis.Epidermolysis bullosa are congenital bullous dermatoses that lead to spontaneous or post-traumatic formation of blisters. There are three recognized disease groups, according to the second international consensus: simplex, junctional and dystrophic. The genetic defect of the dystrophic forms is due to a mutation in the COL7A1 gene, which is responsible for codifying collagen VII, the main representative of anchoring fibrils, which participate in the adherence of the "lamina densa" to the dermis. The authors describe a case of a 15 year-old female patient who presented ulcers on her legs, serous blisters and atrophic scars on her arms and body. Dystrophic ungual and dental abnormalities had also been observed since her birth. Blister histopathological examination was compatible with epidermolysis bullosa, which, in association with clinical data, allowed the classification of recessive distrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

  13. Relato etnográfico de un encuentro real: visita al Khuta mafwe, región de Caprivi, Estado de Namibia Ethnographic narration of a royal meeting: a visit to the Mafwe Khuta, Caprivi region, Namibian State

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    Ester Massó Guijarro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta en el artículo una narración etnográfica clásica a través de la descripción densa, en la que la autora pretende abundar, a través de la inevitable subjetividad de la experiencia de campo - y sirviéndose de ella como riqueza mayor frente a una imposible neutralidad -, en los pormenores antropológicos de una visita a un Khuta - autoridad tradicional - mafwe en la región capriviana de Namibia, fronteriza con Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana y Angola. La narración etnográfica es empleada como pretexto para ilustrar algunas de las claves de comprensión fundamentales sobre las relaciones actuales entre las autoridades tradicionales mafwe autóctonas y el gobierno namibio, a raíz del intento de secesión armada en agosto de 1999 que produjo el exilio político del anterior jefe mafwe, partidario de la escisión, frente al actual, connivente con el gobierno. A través de la subjetividad etnográfica se pretende una aproximación ajustada, humana y compleja a una realidad social densa, cúmulo a su vez de subjetividades varias, contingencias históricas e ineludibles arbitrios vitales.This article presents a classic ethnographic narrative through thick description. The anthropological events of a visit to a Khuta - traditional authority - mafwe in the Caprivian region of Namibia (bordering Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola, are analysed, through the inevitable subjectivity of fieldwork (considering it as richness, in opposite at an impossible neutrality. Ethnographical narrative is used as a pretext to illuminate some of the crucial comprehension keys on the current relations between autochthonous traditional authorities and the Namibian government, in the wake of the secession revolt on August 1999, which involved the political exile of the former mafwe chief - splinter supporter - opposite the current one - government follower. Through ethnographical subjectivity, it is intended a human accurate complex approach to a thick

  14. Primer registro de palinomorfos de edad pérmica en la Formación Río Francia (Paleozoico Superior, San Juan, Argentina First record of Permian age palynomorphs in the Río Francia Formation (Upper Paleozoic, San Juan, Argentina

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    Pedro R. Gutiérrez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el contenido palinológico de las secciones media y alta de la Formación Río Francia (Cuenca Paganzo. De niveles carbonosos de la sección media de la unidad se obtuvieron dos asociaciones palinológicas atribuibles a la Biozona DM (Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata, dominadas por esporas trilete y escasos granos de polen monosacados. De lutitas carbonosas de la parte superior de la Formación Río Francia, se obtuvo una tercera asociación palinológica, dominada por granos de polen bisacados, monosacados y estriados, con escasas esporas triletes. Entre sus componentes se destacan la presencia de Vittatina costabilis Wilson emend. Tschudy & Kosanke, V. subsaccata Samoilovich emend. Jansonius, V. minima Jansonius, Striatopodocarpites cancellatus (Balme & Hennelly Hart, S. phaleratus (Balme & Hennelly Hart, Kraeuselisporites punctatus Jansonius, Barakarites rotatus (Balme & Hennelly Bhardwaj & Tiwari, Tuberisaccites varius Lele & Makada, Polarisaccites bilaterales Ybert & Marques-Toigo, y los granos de polen regularmente preservados que son referibles a los géneros Lueckisporites, Weylandites, Klausipollenites y Minutosaccus. Estos elementos permiten sugerir que esta asociación podría ubicarse en el lapso Cisuraliano-Guadalupiano, muy probablemente sería referible a la Biozona LW (Lueckisporites-Weylandites. Por lo tanto, a partir de su contenido palinológico, la Formación Río Francia puede referirse al parte del intervalo Pennsylvaniano-Cisuraliano/Guadalupiano.The palynological content of the middle and upper section of the Río Francia Formation (Paganzo Basin is here presented. Two palynological associations referable to DM Biozone (Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata, dominated by trilete spores and scarce monosaccate pollen grains, were obtained from carbonaceous levels of the middle section of the unit. An association dominated by the bisaccate, monosaccate, striated pollen grains and

  15. 30%苄嘧·苯磺隆WP对春小麦田杂草的防效及安全性评价%Control Effect and Crop Safety of Bensulfuron-methyl and Tribenuron-methyl 30% WP against Broad-leaf Weeds in Spring Wheat Fields

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    魏有海

    2012-01-01

    采用田间试验方法研究了30%苄嘧·苯磺隆WP对春小麦田杂草的控制效果和应用安全性.结果表明,30%苄嘧·苯磺隆对田间阔叶杂草具有较好的防除效果,于春小麦3~5叶期每公顷施用30%苄嘧·苯磺隆WP 281.25~337.50 g/hm2对水300 kg茎叶喷雾,可有效防除密花香薷(Elsholtzia densa)、遏蓝菜(Thlaspi arvnse)、藜(Chenopodium album)、苦苣菜(Sonchus oleraceus)等阔叶杂草;在以大刺儿菜(Cephalanoplos setosum)、泽漆(Euphorbia helioscopia)为优势种群的春麦田需增大剂量至337.50 g/hm2.对供试的乐麦5号和高原483春小麦安全,除草后小麦增产12.02%~17.38%,增产效果总体优于对照药剂.%To provide guidance for chemical weed management in spring wheat fields,experiments were conducted to evaluate the weed control effects and crop safety of Bensulfuron-methyl and Tribenuron-methyl 30% WP. The results showed that Bensulfuron-methyl and Tribenuron-methyl 30% WP has very good efficacy on Elsholtzia densa, Thlaspi arvnse, Chenopodi-um album, Sonchus oleraceus,etc.. Its normal dosage is 281.25~337.50 g/hm2 with 300 kg water in the term of 3~5 leaf—age of spring wheat. The dosage should increase to 337.50 g/hm2 in spring wheat field where the dominant species were Cepha-lanoplos setosum and Euphorbia helioscopia. Bensulfuron-methyl and Tribenuron-methyl 30% WP was safety to spring wheat variety Lemai 5 and Gaoyuan 483; the yield of wheat was increased by 12.02%~17.38% than CK and ecceeded that of the compared herbicides.

  16. Differential expression of epithelial basement membrane components nidogens and perlecan in corneal stromal cells in vitro.

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    Santhanam, Abirami; Torricelli, Andre A M; Wu, Jiahui; Marino, Gustavo K; Wilson, Steven E

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of corneal epithelial basement membrane (EBM) components in different corneal stromal cell types. In vitro model systems were used to explore the expression of EBM components nidogen-1, nidogen-2, and perlecan that are the primary components in the lamina lucida and the lamina densa that defectively regenerate in corneas with stromal opacity after in -9.0 D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Primary rabbit corneal stromal cells were cultured using varying serum concentrations and exogenous growth factors, including fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, to optimize the growth of each cell type of interest. The expression of the keratocyte-specific marker keratocan and the myofibroblast-specific marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) were analyzed with real-time PCR, western blot, and immunocytochemical staining to evaluate the specificity of the cell types and select optimal conditions (high keratocan and low α-SMA for keratocytes; low keratocan and high α-SMA for myofibroblasts; low keratocan and low α-SMA for corneal fibroblasts). The expression of the EBM components nidogen-1, nidogen-2, and perlecan was evaluated in each corneal cell type using real-time PCR, immunostaining, and western blotting. In agreement with previous studies, serum-free DMEM was found to be optimal for keratocytes, DMEM with 10% serum and 40 ng/ml FGF-2 yielded the best marker profile for corneal fibroblasts, and DMEM with 1% serum and 2 ng/ml TGF-β1 was found to be optimal for myofibroblasts. Nidogen-1 and nidogen-2 mRNAs were highly expressed in keratocytes, whereas perlecan was highly expressed in myofibroblasts. In keratocytes, nidogen-2 and perlecan proteins were expressed predominantly in intracellular compartments, whereas in myofibroblasts expression of both EBM components was observed diffusely throughout the cell. Although the perlecan mRNA levels were high in the myofibroblasts, the

  17. Microscopia electrônica de inclusões citoplas máticas e alterações celulares associadas ao vírus do mosaico da cenoura Electron microscopy of cytoplasmic inclusion and cell modification associated with carrot mosaic virus

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    I. J. B. Camargo

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    Full Text Available Exames electrono-microscópicos de secções ultrafinas de tecidos foliares de cenoura (Daucus carota L. e coentro (Coriandrum sativumL. infetados pelo vírus do mosaico da cenoura (VMC revelaram a ocorrência de inclusões em forma de bandas densas no citoplasma. Exames mais detalhados dessas bandas revelaram serem elas constituídas pela justaposição de lamelas delgadas (10-15m¼ de espessura, as quais parecem eventualmente desprender-se e formar outros tipos de inclusão, como as de perfil circular e em forma de catavento, comumente associadas à infecção provocada por vírus do grupo Y da batata. Ocasionalmente, partículas do VMC foram observadas nas proximidades dessas inclusões. As dimensões das bandas densas atingiram até 0,l-0,2¼ x 3-4¼, visíveis mesmo em exames ao microscópio convencional. Além da ocorrência dessas inclusões, pôde também ser observada a presença de grande número de vesículas no citoplasma, aparentemente associadas a uma atividade do complexo de Golgi.A virus, inducing mosaic and malformation of carrot leaves (Daucus carota L., was found in Piedade, SP. It was termed carrot mosaic virus (CMV, and is both mechanically and aphid transmitted. Morphologically it belongs to the potato virus Y group (15m¼ x 740m¼. Electron microscopic examination of thin sections of leaf tissues from carrot or coriander (Coriandrum sativum L. infected with CMV demonstrated the presence of cytoplasmic inclusions, usually in the form of dense bands. They could reach sizes up to 0.2¼ x 4¼ and were detectable even under light microscopic examination. These bands, at higher magnification, showed to be built up of thin lamella (10-15m¼ thick, closely apposed. Occasionally individual or group of lamella appeared to loose from the bands, producing other type of profile, such as pin wheels and rings. CMV particles were sometimes observed in the vicinity of these inclusions, often laying parallel to their surface. These

  18. AUTOMATIC CONSTRUCTION OF NURBS SURFACES FROM UNORGANIZED POINTS

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    Full Text Available El modelamiento con Superfi cies B-Splines Racionales no Uniformes (NURBS se ha convertido en un estándar en los sistemas CAD/CAM debido a su estabilidad, fl exibilidad y propiedades de modifi cación local. Las ventajas de ajustar con superfi cies NURBS son bien conocidas, aunque también son conocidas las limitaciones que éstas presentan. Una superfi cie NURBS no puede ser ajustada sobre un conjunto de puntos dispersos no ordenados. Adicionalmente, la representación de detalles fi nos como aristas, esquinas y altas curvaturas, es pobre. Este artículo presenta un nuevo método para ajustar superfi cies NURBS sobre conjuntos de puntos dispersos no ordenados, preservando los detalles fi nos. A diferencia de otros métodos, el nuestro no necesita construir una red de parches NURBS ni mayas poligonales. Para reducir la dimensionalidad de la nube de puntos usando el algoritmo ISOMAP, nuestro método detecta regiones con carencia de puntos y regiones donde la nube es muy densa; luego, la nube es regularizada por inserción y remoción de puntos, para fi nalmente ser ajustada por una única superfi cie NURBS. Para mejorar la representación de los detalles fi nos, una estrategia evolutiva obtiene los pesos de la superfi cie NURBS.

  19. Memoria, Historia, Saberes de la Convivencia. Del saber con/vivir de la literatura

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    Ette, Ottmar

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Cultures and societies develop in a certain moment and within a certain context an awareness of how to live together, which not only has to be enriched continuously, but can also be lost or destroyed to a greater or smaller measure. Literature is, in its capacity as highly dynamic and interactive heritage and generator of life knowledge, that multilingual wisdom, which in dense form can find basic gnosemes of a good living, knowing how to survive and how to live together, which are crucial for the future of our planet and its very different manifestations of life.

    Las culturas y sociedades desarrollan en cierto momento y dentro de algún contexto un saber con/vivir, que no solamente tiene que enriquecerse continuamente, sino que también se puede perder o ser destruido en mayor o menor medida. La literatura es, en su calidad de acervo altamente dinámico e interactivo y generador de saber de vida, aquella formación de conocimiento políglota en la que de forma densa se pueden encontrar gnosemas elementales de un saber vivir, un saber sobre/ vivir y un saber con/vivir, que son de crucial importancia para el futuro de nuestro planeta y sus tan diferentes manifestaciones de vida.

  20. Localization of the succinate receptor in the distal nephron and its signaling in polarized MDCK cells.

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    Robben, Joris H; Fenton, Robert A; Vargas, Sarah L; Schweer, Horst; Peti-Peterdi, Janos; Deen, Peter M T; Milligan, Graeme

    2009-12-01

    When the succinate receptor (SUCNR1) is activated in the afferent arterioles of the glomerulus it increases renin release and induces hypertension. To study its location in other nephron segments and its role in kidney function, we performed immunohistochemical analysis and found that SUCNR1 is located in the luminal membrane of macula densa cells of the juxtaglomerular apparatus in close proximity to renin-producing granular cells, the cortical thick ascending limb, and cortical and inner medullary collecting duct cells. In order to study its signaling, SUCNR1 was stably expressed in Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells, where it localized to the apical membrane. Activation of the cells by succinate caused Gq and Gi-mediated intracellular calcium mobilization, transient phosphorylation of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 and the release of arachidonic acid along with prostaglandins E2 and I2. Signaling was desensitized without receptor internalization but rapidly resensitized upon succinate removal. Immunohistochemical evidence of phosphorylated ERK1/2 was found in cortical collecting duct cells of wild type but not SUCNR1 knockout streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice, indicating in vivo relevance. Since urinary succinate concentrations in health and disease are in the activation range of the SUCNR1, this receptor can sense succinate in the luminal fluid. Our study suggests that changes in the luminal succinate concentration may regulate several aspects of renal function.

  1. Two-photon excitation fluorescence imaging of the living juxtaglomerular apparatus.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János; Morishima, Shigeru; Bell, P Darwin; Okada, Yasunobu

    2002-07-01

    Recently, multiphoton excitation fluorescence microscopy has been developed that offers important advantages over confocal imaging, particularly for in vivo visualization of thick tissue samples. We used this state-of-the-art technique to capture high-quality images and study the function of otherwise inaccessible cell types and complex cell structures of the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) in living preparations of the kidney. This structure has multiple cell types that exhibit a complex array of functions, which regulate the process of filtrate formation and renal hemodynamics. We report, for the first time, on high-resolution three-dimensional morphology and Z-sectioning through isolated, perfused kidney glomeruli, tubules, and JGA. Time-series images show how alterations in tubular fluid composition cause striking changes in single-cell volume of the unique macula densa tubular epithelium in situ and how they also affect glomerular filtration through alterations in associated structures within the JGA. In addition, calcium imaging of the glomerulus and JGA demonstrates the utility of this system in capturing the complexity of events and effects that are exerted by the specific hypertensive autacoid angiotensin II. This imaging approach to the study of isolated, perfused live tissue with multiphoton microscopy may be applied to other biological systems in which multiple cell types form a functionally integrated syncytium.

  2. Multiphoton imaging of renal tissues in vitro.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János

    2005-06-01

    The highly inhomogeneous and light-scattering structure of living renal tissue makes the application of conventional imaging techniques more difficult compared with other parenchymal organs. On the other hand, key physiological processes of the kidney, such as regulation of glomerular filtration, hemodynamics, concentration, and dilution, involve complex interactions between multiple cell types and otherwise inaccessible structures that necessitate visual approaches. An ideal solution is multiphoton excitation fluorescence microscopy, a state-of-the-art imaging technique superior for deep optical sectioning of living tissue samples. Here, we review the basics and advantages of multiphoton microscopy and provide examples for its application in renal physiology using dissected cortical and medullary tissues in vitro. In combination with microperfusion techniques, the major functions of the juxtaglomerular apparatus, tubuloglomerular feedback and renin release, can be studied with high spatial and temporal resolution. Salt-dependent changes in macula densa cell volume, vasoconstriction of the afferent arteriole, and activity of an intraglomerular precapillary sphincter composed of renin granular cells are visualized in real time. Release and tissue activity of renin can be studied on the individual granule level. Imaging of the living inner medulla shows how interstitial cells interconnect cells of the vasa recta, loop of Henle, and collecting duct. In summary, multiphoton microscopy is an exciting new optical sectioning technique that has great potential for numerous future developments and is ideal for applications that require deep optical sectioning of living tissue samples.

  3. THE ANGULAR POWER SPECTRUM OF DUST-OBSCURED GALAXIES AND ITS IMPACT ON SUNYAEV ZEL'DOVICH STUDIES

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    A. A. Montaña

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo medimos el espectro angular de potencias de la población de galaxias milimétricas (SMGs a partir de observaciones a 1.1 mm realizadas con la cámara AzTEC en el Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE y el James Clerk Maxwell Telecope (JCMT. La muestra de campos observados nos permite comparar el espectro angular de potencias de las SMGs medido en la dirección de regiones del Universo sin sesgo y otras sobre densas. Nuestras mediciones permiten acotar el impacto que tiene la población de SMGs en mediciones del espectro de potencias de las fluctuaciones primarias y secundarias del fondo cósmico de radiación de microndas (CMB, que actualmente están siendo medidas por una nueva generación de experimentos con resoluciones espaciales del orden de minutos de arco y que operan a longitudes de onda milimétricas.

  4. The Likelihood Ratio Test of Common Factors under Non-Ideal Conditions

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    Ana M. Angulo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El modelo espacial de Durbin ocupa una posición interesante en econometría espacial. Es la forma reducida de un modelo de corte transversal con dependencia en los errores y puede ser utilizado como ecuación de anidación en un enfoque más general de selección de modelos. En concreto, a partir de esta ecuación puede obtenerse el Ratio de Verosimilitudes conocido como test de Factores Comunes (LRCOM. Como se muestra en Mur y Angulo (2006, este test tiene buenas propiedades si el modelo está correctamente especificado. Sin embargo, por lo que sabemos, no hay referencias en la literatura sobre el comportamiento de este test bajo condiciones no ideales. En concreto, estudiamos el comportamiento del test en los casos de heterocedasticidad, no normalidad, endogeneidad, matrices de contactos densas y no-linealidad. Nuestros resultados ofrecen una visión positiva del test de Factores Comunes que parece una técnica útil en el instrumental propio de la econometría espacial contemporánea.

  5. Expression of ODC Antizyme Inhibitor 2 (AZIN2 in Human Secretory Cells and Tissues.

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    Tiina Rasila

    Full Text Available Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC antizyme inhibitor 2 (AZIN2, originally called ODCp, is a regulator of polyamine synthesis that we originally identified and cloned. High expression of ODCp mRNA was found in brain and testis. We reported that AZIN2 is involved in regulation of cellular vesicle transport and / or secretion, but the ultimate physiological role(s of AZIN2 is still poorly understood. In this study we used a peptide antibody (K3 to human AZIN2 and by immunohistochemistry mapped its expression in various normal tissues. We found high expression in the nervous system, in type 2 pneumocytes in the lung, in megakaryocytes, in gastric parietal cells co-localized with H,K-ATPase beta subunit, in selected enteroendocrine cells, in acinar cells of sweat glands, in podocytes, in macula densa cells and epithelium of collecting ducts in the kidney. The high expression of AZIN2 in various cells with secretory or vesicle transport activity indicates that the polyamine metabolism regulated by AZIN2 is more significantly involved in these events than previously appreciated.

  6. Las tecnologías de la información: impulsoras o limitantes del desarrollo de la sociedad

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    Luis Ugas

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    Full Text Available En la nueva Era de la Información se destaca la tendencia de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC, donde su impacto sobre el crecimiento de las sociedades . Las TIC como impulsoras del desarrollo social, incrementan la productividad y la competitividad, transforman los modos como las personas organizan su vida e interactúan en los ámbitos de la sociedad, constituyendo un factor importante de transformaciones como: La internacionalización del comercio y el desarrollo de un mercado económico global y la mundialización de la información y de la comunicación entre los individuos, evolucionando la fuerza de trabajo. Por otro lado, las TIC como limitantes del desarrollo, plantea una confrontación del complejo tecnológico con los valores éticos, manifestada en: Una degradación del hecho cultural al suplantarse sistemáticamente al ser vivo por el objeto mecánico; una imposición progresiva de una seudo-cultura computacional unitaria y niveladora; y una alienación del hombre de su ámbito geocultural por una densa red de teconologías. Se debe hacer frente a la emergencia de nuevos valores sociales y nuevos patrones de comportamiento social ante situaciones como: Las biotecnologías, las tecnologías reproductivas y el proyecto Genoma Humano

  7. Añil, cacao y reses. Los negocios del indiano Esteban González de Linares en tiempos de mudanza, 1784-1796

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    José-Miguel Lana-Berasain

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo es ordenar y presentar una parte de la información contenida en una fuente aislada pero muy densa: el libro de caja no 1 del comerciante cántabro Esteban González de Linares. Desplazado a Caracas entre 1785 y 1791 para gestionar la liquidación de la testamentaría de Sebastián de Mier y Terán, un rico terrateniente de Los Llanos, Linares participó activamente en el auge exportador de esos años, marcados por el fin del monopolio de la Compañía Guipuzcoana y los decretos de libre comercio. El texto traza las coordenadas concretas del caso analizado, reconstruyendo su red de negocios y cuantificando sus compraventas, y proporciona algunos datos de interés general referidos a la evolución de precios. También se propone una metodología para la explotación de este tipo de fuentes contables.

  8. Argentina y la bipolaridad Estados Unidos-China: Implicancias de un escenario posible

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    Roberto Miranda

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    Full Text Available En el presente siglo Argentina afrontó dos situaciones internacionales bien diferentes. Una fue la ventaja comercial obtenida gracias a la gravitación mundial de Asia y, sobre todo, al vínculo especial con China. Este país representó un punto de apoyo coyuntural. Otra situación fue la marginación de Argentina del poder inversor transnacional por la interposición norteamericana. El escenario posible de una bipolaridad entre Estados Unidos y China no sería una buena noticia para el país sudamericano. Por un lado Argentina no sólo pretende la persistencia del vínculo con China, también quiere una agenda más amplia y densa con esta potencia, la cual parece poco probable. Por otra parte le ha resultado complicado reducir la dependencia estructural con Estados Unidos, la cual el hegemón, por razones de diseño estratégico, se la hizo sentir en temas como el de las inversiones. Justamente, por un motivo y otro, la bipolaridad podría ser una limitante de la permisividad internacional de Argentina, después de haber disfrutado de ella.

  9. La documentación geométrica de elementos patrimoniales con láser escáner terrestre. La experiencia del Lapa en Galicia

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    Mañana Borrazás, Patricia

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    Full Text Available In this text we show some geometric documentation of various elements of Cultural Heritage. We use a Terrestrial Laser Scanner, a Leica HDS3000, a survey instrument that allows a high density register with pinpoint accuracy. The basic aim of this article is to evaluate the documentation posibilities of this kind of Terrestrial Laser Scanner and the different problems that emerged. As an example, we present the work processing of the topographic survey of a hillfort, the record in full detail of an archaeological excavation, the survey of a building and a two site of Rock Art.

    En este texto se presentan una serie de trabajos de documentación geométrica de diversos elementos patrimoniales realizados con láser escáner 3D. En ellos hemos empleado el modelo de Leica HDS3000, un instrumento topográfico que permite una captura de datos densa y con una resolución milimétrica. El objetivo principal de este documento es evaluar las posibilidades de registro de este escáner en distintos tipos de sitios así como los problemas que se generaron. Como ejemplos, presentamos el proceso de trabajo para obtener la topografía de un castro, el registro de detalle de una excavación, el levantamiento de un edificio y de unos petroglifos.

  10. Processamento de nitreto de silício utilizando-se técnicas de filtração coloidal

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    Castanho S. Mello

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    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os estudos relacionados ao processamento de pós de Si3N4, sistematizando-se cada etapa dos processos de conformação por colagem e colagem sob pressão. A avaliação das propriedades eletroforéticas e do comportamento reológico possibilitou a preparação de suspensões aquosas concentradas de Si3N4 estáveis e homogêneas. Os estudos cinéticos foram realizados em função da pressão aplicada e dos aditivos de sinterização. As análises de superfície dos pós (XPS demonstraram que com o controle dos parâmetros estudados é possível a obtenção de peças a verde de Si3N4 com baixa oxidação superficial. Produziu-se cerâmicas densas de Si3N4 (96%DT com boas propriedades mecânicas (E = 312 GPa, K IC = 6,2 MPa.m1/2 , tanto a temperatura ambiente como em altas temperaturas (1200 e 1300°C, compatíveis com os valores reportados na literatura.

  11. [Glomerulo-tubular balance in diabetes mellitus: molecular evidence and clinical consequences].

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    Evangelista, C; Rizzo, M; Cantone, A; Corbo, G; Di Donato, L; Trocino, C; Zacchia, M; Capasso, G

    2006-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus is fast becoming a world epidemic. About one-third of individuals with diabetes, after 10 yrs, develop diabetic nephropathy, the first cause of end-stage kidney disease. The evolution of diabetic nephropathy can be considered in three stages: glomerular hyperfiltration, microalbuminuria (30-300 mg/24 hr) and proteinuria (>300 mg/24 hr). This study was designed to investigate the tubular basis of glomerular hyperfiltration in early diabetes mellitus. Diabetes was inducted in rats with i.p. streptozotocin (65 mg/kg bw) for 6 days. At the end of the treatment, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), measured by inulin clearance, had substantially increased in diabetic rats compared with controls. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blot analysis reveal that in diabetic rats compared with controls, mRNA and protein abundance was higher for type 3 sodium/hydrogen exchanger (NHE3) in proximal tubule and ascending limbs of Henle's loop, and higher for bumetanide-sensitive sodium-potassium-2 chloride cotransporter (NKCC2) in ascending limbs of Henle's loop. Western blot analysis confirmed the PCR results. Finally, the abundance of á -ENaC protein was unchanged in diabetic rats compared to controls. These results show that the primary sodium reabsorption increase in proximal tubule reduces salt concentrations at the macula densa. This elicits a tubuloglomerular feedback-dependent increase in single nephron GFR.

  12. A local renal renin-angiotensin system activation via renal uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic rats.

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    Tojo, Akihiro; Kinugasa, Satoshi; Fujita, Toshiro; Wilcox, Christopher S

    2016-01-01

    The mechanism of activation of local renal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has not been clarified in diabetes mellitus (DM). We hypothesized that the local renal RAS will be activated via increased glomerular filtration and tubular uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic kidney with microalbuminuria. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced DM and control rats were injected with human prorenin and subsequently with human angiotensinogen. Human prorenin uptake was increased in podocytes, proximal tubules, macula densa, and cortical collecting ducts of DM rats where prorenin receptor (PRR) was expressed. Co-immunoprecipitation of kidney homogenates in DM rats revealed binding of human prorenin to the PRR and to megalin. The renal uptake of human angiotensinogen was increased in DM rats at the same nephron sites as prorenin. Angiotensin-converting enzyme was increased in podocytes, but decreased in the proximal tubules in DM rats, which may have contributed to unchanged renal levels of angiotensin despite increased angiotensinogen. The systolic blood pressure increased more after the injection of 20 μg of angiotensinogen in DM rats than in controls, accompanied by an increased uptake of human angiotensinogen in the vascular endothelium. In conclusion, endocytic uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in the kidney and vasculature in DM rats was contributed to increased tissue RAS and their pressor response to angiotensinogen.

  13. Alport syndrome: significance of gingival biopsy in the initial diagnosis and periodontal evaluation after renal transplantation.

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    Toygar, Hilal Uslu; Toygar, Okan; Guzeldemir, Esra; Cilasun, Ulkem; Nacar, Ahmet; Bal, Nebil

    2009-01-01

    Alport Syndrome (AS) is an important hereditary disorder affecting the glomerular basement membrane. Diagnosis of AS is based on the presence of hematuric nephropathy, renal failure, hearing loss, ocular abnormalities and changes in the glomerular basement membrane of the lamina densa. The aims of this case report were to show the changes in the gingival tissues in a patient with AS under therapy with cyclosporin-A after renal transplantation and to discuss the possible role of type IV collagen in gingival basal lamina as an alternative approach for the diagnosis of AS. A 20-year-old male patient with AS underwent periodontal therapy including a series of gingivectomy surgeries. Gingival samples obtained during the second surgery were examined histopathologically and by transmission electron microscopy for further pathological examination. Gingivectomy procedures have been performed every 6 months over the last 4 years. The excessive and fibrous gingival enlargements resulted in migration of the anterior teeth, but no alveolar bone loss occurred. This is the first report to demonstrate the possible changes in the gingival tissues caused by AS. It is suggested that gingival biopsy can be an initial diagnostic tool instead of renal or skin biopsies. Proper dental and periodontal care and regular visits to the dentist could provide limited gingival hyperplasia to patients with AS.

  14. Transport efficiency and workload distribution in a mathematical model of the thick ascending limb.

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    Nieves-González, Aniel; Clausen, Chris; Layton, Anita T; Layton, Harold E; Moore, Leon C

    2013-03-15

    The thick ascending limb (TAL) is a major NaCl reabsorbing site in the nephron. Efficient reabsorption along that segment is thought to be a consequence of the establishment of a strong transepithelial potential that drives paracellular Na(+) uptake. We used a multicell mathematical model of the TAL to estimate the efficiency of Na(+) transport along the TAL and to examine factors that determine transport efficiency, given the condition that TAL outflow must be adequately dilute. The TAL model consists of a series of epithelial cell models that represent all major solutes and transport pathways. Model equations describe luminal flows, based on mass conservation and electroneutrality constraints. Empirical descriptions of cell volume regulation (CVR) and pH control were implemented, together with the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) system. Transport efficiency was calculated as the ratio of total net Na(+) transport (i.e., paracellular and transcellular transport) to transcellular Na(+) transport. Model predictions suggest that 1) the transepithelial Na(+) concentration gradient is a major determinant of transport efficiency; 2) CVR in individual cells influences the distribution of net Na(+) transport along the TAL; 3) CVR responses in conjunction with TGF maintain luminal Na(+) concentration well above static head levels in the cortical TAL, thereby preventing large decreases in transport efficiency; and 4) under the condition that the distribution of Na(+) transport along the TAL is quasi-uniform, the tubular fluid axial Cl(-) concentration gradient near the macula densa is sufficiently steep to yield a TGF gain consistent with experimental data.

  15. Criptococose pulmonar granulomatosa em um eqüino Granulomatous cryptococcal pneumonia in a horse

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    Glaucia Denise Kommers

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    Full Text Available Descreve-se um caso de pneumonia granulomatosa por Cryptococcus neoformans em um eqüino, macho, Quarto de Milha, de 8 anos de idade com história de laminite crônica por 2 anos. Na necropsia, havia múltiplos nódulos macios e gelatinosos distribuídos aleatoriamente nos pulmões. Histologicamente, observaram-se cavidades císticas preenchidas por numerosas estruturas leveduriformes circundadas por um espesso halo claro e por reação inflamatória granulomatosa leve. Em seções coradas por azul alciano e PAS, observou-se densa cápsula mucinosa circundando estruturas leveduriformes com morfologia típica de C. neoformans.A case of cryptococcal granulomatous pneumonia is described in an 8-year-old, male, Quarter Horse with chronic laminitis of 2 years duration. Multiple soft gelatinous nodules were randomly distributed in the lungs. Microscopically, there were cavities filled with numerous yeast-like organisms surrounded by a clear halo and evoking a mild granulomatous reaction. An Alcian blue- and PAS-positive mucinous capsule surrounded the yeast-like structures morphologically typical of Cryptococcus neoformans.

  16. O PROCESSO DE PRODUÇÃO DISCURSIVA: UMA VISÃO DA CONTRIBUIÇÃO DE MICHEL FOUCAULT AO DEBATE EPISTEMOLÓGICO

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    Alexandre Magno Teixeira de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, realiza-se uma sucinta discussão da “arqueologia do saber”, desde sua filiação e ruptura com a epistemologia francesa até a construção do procedimento “genealógico” que supera a dimensão analítica hermenêutico-estruturalista stricto sensu. Visando a problematização dos processos de construção de campos de saber, o discurso é tratado como dimensão densa e complexa e pensado em seu aspecto prático-produtivo. As dimensões do objeto – conceitual, enunciativa e teorética – são pensadas a partir do estudo de suas condições históricas de possibilidade e das relações de força na sociedade (relações políticas que estão na base de sua produção. Por se tratar de um exercício metodológico, pretende-se contribuir para os estudos que tematizam saberes e práticas em perspectiva histórica.

  17. La Participación Transnacional en los Aspectos Religiosos de las Fiestas del Santo Patrón en una Comunidad Michoacana

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    Sergio M. Martínez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación se analiza la participación transnacional en las mayordomías y en los aspectos religiosos durante las fiestas patronales de San Miguel Arcángel en un pueblo de la rivera del Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. Mediante un acercamiento etnográfico colaborativo en que los investigadores han participado activamente y han tomado apuntes durante los días de la fiesta se ha involucrando la descripción densa y análisis reflexivo de cada uno de los eventos religiosos. Al final se han triangulado los resultados para concluir que participación transnacional en esta comunidad es de suma importancia en varios aspectos, pero especialmente para mantener los vínculos religiosos de los emigrantes y lugareños y de la participación en el culto al santo patrón de futuras generaciones que transmigran entre México—Estados Unidos.

  18. Redefinition of the Osagean-Meramecian boundary in the Mississippian stratotype region

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    Kammer, T.W. (West Virginia Univ., Morgantown (USA)); Brenckle, P.L. (Amoco Production Co., Tulsa, OK (USA)); Carter, J.L. (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)); Ausich, W.I. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus (USA))

    1990-10-01

    Analysis of fossil occurrences in late Osagean-early Meramecian stratotype beds of the upper Mississippi River Valley shows that major faunal changes occur within the Warsaw Formation, not at the underlying Keokuk-Warsaw formational contact where the Osagean-Meramecian serial boundary is presently placed. Relying on this evidence, the authors propose raising this boundary to the base of the informal upper Warsaw member described herein. The boundary is recognized by the first occurrence of the brachiopods Warsawia lateralis, Planalvus densa, Crossacanthia perlamellosa, Setigerites altonensis, and Tetracamera subcuneata, the blastoid Pentremites conoideus, and the calcareous foraminifer Globoendothyra baileyi. Use of these fossil appearances provides a more rigorous definition of the serial boundary and permits correlation beyond the Mississippi River Valley. Foraminifers suggest that the boundary falls within the middle Visean of western Europe. The stratotype section for the proposed boundary is located near the type locality of the Meramecian Series at Meramec Highlands, St. Louis County, Missouri. The lithostratigraphy of the late Osagean and early Meramecian is reviewed in key areas within the Mississippi River Valley and a new member, the Peerless Park, is proposed for a shoaling unit within the middle of the Keokuk Limestone.

  19. Vegetation responses to natural regulation of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

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    Zeigenfuss, Linda C.; Singer, Francis J.; Bowden, David

    1999-01-01

    Little experimental information is available on the relationship between herbivory by native ungulates and vegetation in relatively undisturbed environments. A quasi-experimental situation exists in Rocky Mountain National Park, where elk (Cervus elaphus) populations have increased about 3-fold since 1968, following their release from artificial controls within the park boundaries. We reviewed data collected on vegetation transects established and monitored over the 25-year period from 1968 through 1992. Data were subjected to rigorous statistical analysis to detect trends following the release of elk from artificial controls. Increases in elk habitat use and decreases in deer habitat use were observed on all transects over the 25-year period. Significant increases in moss and lichen cover occurred in three offour vegetation types. Percent cover of bare ground, forbs (particularly Selaginella densa), and Carex spp. increased on grassland transects. Increases in timothy (Phleum pratense) were observed on meadow transects. Graminoid and litter cover increased on sagebrush transects, and shrub and litter cover increased on bitterbrush transects.

  20. A rare case of abdominal cocoon.

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    Salamone, Giuseppe; Atzeni, Jenny; Agrusa, Antonino; Gulotta, Gaspare

    2013-10-05

    Il bozzolo (cocoon) addominale è una causa rara di ostruzione intestinale, generalmente diagnosticata casualmente alla laprotomia. Si manifesta per la formazione di una membrana che tipicamente incarcera le anse del tenue, provocandone l’occlusione meccanica. La diagnosi preoperatoria è difficile, e il momento etiologico non è ben compreso; ad ogni modo si tratta di una forma di irritazione ed infiammazione cronica. L’osservazione presentata riguarda un uomo del Bangladesh di 33 anni, ricoverato nel nostro dipartimento di emergenza per dolori addominali, nausea e vomito. La CT addominale mostrava il quadro di un’occlusione intestinale a livello del tenue. All’intervento si è presentato un incapsulamento del tenue da parte di una membrana biancastra e densa come un bozzolo. Il quadro istologico è stato quello di una peritonite con ritrovamento di Ascaris Lumbricoides nel tratto intestinale resecato. La diagnosi di cocoon addominale è difficile in fase preoperatoria, e dunque viene completata generalmente solo alla laparotomia, e la chirurgia resta il mezzo terapeutico fondamentale. La patogenesi del cocoon addominale rimane elusive, associate com’è a varie condizioni. La diagnosi iniziale nel nostro paziente è stata quella di occlusione intestinale da sindrome da incapsulamento (dai reperti TAC ed intraopeartori) di probabile natura primitiva, e solo la prova istologica ha dimostrato trattarsi di una peritonite granulomatosa associata alla presenza del parassita.

  1. Análisis cortical de la cuenca Golfo de SanJorge utilizando anomalías de Bouguer y ondulaciones delgeoide Crustal analysis of the San Jorge Basin basedon Bouguer anomalies and geoid undulations

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    LauraL. Cornaglia

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de evaluar características tales comotipo de corteza y estado isostático de la cuenca sedimentaria del Golfo de SanJorge, analizamos los valores observados de anomalías de Bouguer y deondulaciones geoidales calculadas desde anomalías de aire libre por el métodode fuentes equivalentes, comparándolos con las respuestas de un modelo decuenca compensado hidrostáticamente determinado a partir de la masa topográficade la zona y el relleno sedimentario de la cuenca. Por ambos caminosencontramos un exceso de masas que interpretamos como significativa antirraízcortical y predice subsidencia para el futuro. Otras alternativas como porejemplo la intrusión de densas masas intracorticales, no alteran lasconclusiones.Toevaluate crustal characteristics such as crust type and isostatic balance ofthe sedimentary San Jorge Gulf Basin, we analyzed observed Bouguer anomaliesand geoid undulations calculated from free-air anomalies and equivalentsources, comparing them with the responses of a hydrostatic compensated basinmodel prepared using the topographic mass of the area and the basin sedimentaryfill. In both cases we found an excess mass that we explained as a significantcrustal anti-root that predicts subsidence in the future. Others alternativesas for example the emplacement of dense intracrustal masses, do not modifiedthe conclusions.

  2. Análisis de un sistema local de innovación: Agentes y red de relaciones

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    Jorge Coque

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La innovación constituye un factor clave de competitividad para las empresas y los países, existiendo modelos consolidados para su análisis a nivel nacional y regional. Aunque se dispone de una abundante literatura sobre distritos industriales y aglomeraciones territoriales, son limitados los estudios de casos que trascienden de la descripción y llegan a contrastar empíricamente la propia existencia de un sistema local de innovación. En este trabajo se indaga acerca de una experiencia exitosa en materia de innovación, la Milla del Conocimiento de Gijón, situada en el norte de España, con el objetivo de determinar si los distintos agentes allí ubicados interactúan como un verdadero sistema local de innovación. Mediante un análisis de redes se obtiene evidencia confirmatoria, demostrándose que (i las relaciones entre agentes son densas, cohesionadas y bien conectadas y (ii que las organizaciones de soporte a la innovación juegan un importante papel en el sistema.

  3. Dos encontros entre Estado e sociedade civil: um exercicio de etnografia do pensamento moderno

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    Jaime, Pedro

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available No ano de 1997, foi editada a coletânea "Terceiro setor: desenvolvimento social sustentado". Em 2003, o livro "Governo e sociedade civil: um debate sobre espaços públicos democráticos" foi publicado. Uma descrição superficial diria que se tratam de duas obras que abordam questões relacionadas com democracia, cidadania e desenvolvimento social. Todavia, o aprofundamento da interpretação em uma descrição densa nos leva a perceber algo mais nestas publicações. Este ensaio constitui um exercicio de etnografia do pensamento moderno. Alguns textos publicados nos livros citados são colocados em contexto, descrevendo-se o momento histórico de sua produção, e analisados como expressões do pensamento sobre as relações entre Estado e sociedade civil no Brasil. O propósito do artigo é problematizar as distintas posições que diferentes atores assumem nessas relações

  4. ANÁLISIS EMPÍRICO A LA RESOLUCIÓN DEL ENIGMA DEL TIEMPO

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    ALFRED DIESTIG

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Muchos creen que el tiempo discurre de manera continua, pero la ciencia moderna ha descubierto que la realidad puede ser mucho más compleja, y que el viaje por el tiempo tal vez sea físicamente posible. Si según los principios abstractos de la física es posible viajar a través del tiempo, ¿cómo puede conseguirse? Quizás algún día las súper densas estrellas de neutrones permitirán a los viajeros del espacio trasladarse hacia el pasado. Muchos hombres de ciencia están de acuerdo en que sólo podremos entender el mundo físico si estamos dispuestos a renunciar a muchas de nuestras ideas acerca de la naturaleza del tiempo. Las huidas al pasado parecen indicar que realmente éste siempre nos acompaña, que existe a un nivel al que todas las personas psíquicamente influenciables pueden acceder, ¿cuáles son las implicaciones de esta fascinante idea?

  5. Tras los sentidos de "participación": un análisis desde la etnografía educativa

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    Laura Cerletti

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    Full Text Available Esta presentación se enmarca en un proyecto de investigación doctoral, centrado en las relaciones entre familias y escuelas en torno a la educación infantil desde un enfoque etnográfico. En este artículo se presenta una "descripción densa" de una de las jornadas de debate de la nueva Ley de Educación Nacional, llevada a cabo en una escuela de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, en la cual se desarrolla el trabajo de campo. Se focaliza en las discusiones que se suscitaron entre el personal docente durante la misma y en las formas de cuestionamiento y/o resignificación de la propuesta de participación propiciada por el gobierno nacional. Finalmente, se interpretan distintos sentidos y prácticas asociados a la categoría de "participación", poniendo en relación diversas dimensiones de análisis.This paper is part of a research that deals with the relationship between families and schools concerning the education of children from an ethnographic approach. I present a "thick description" of a debate that took place in a school of Buenos Aires, about the new National Law of Education. I focus on discussions between teachers and their answers to the government's proposal of participation. Finally, I interpret different meanings and practices related to "participation".

  6. Notas sobre la ocurrencia de Pelamis platurus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Hydrophiidae en el Pacífico Colombiano

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    Álvarez León Ricardo

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    Full Text Available The presence of the Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus in the Colombian Pacific coast, is confirmed based on 35 reports (18 published and 17 unpublished, and 36 individual records in national colections. The pelagic sea snake is commonly found in large yellow and black aggregations along slick and drift lines in the areas of Isla Gorgona-Cabo Marzo. Additionally, the brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis is recorded for the first time as a predator of Pelamis platurus in the American Pacific.Se discute la presencia de Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus en el Pacífico colombiano con base en 35 registros (18 publicados y 17 inéditos, y 36 ejemplares en colecciones nacionales. La serpiente marina es común y abundante entre Isla Gorgona y Cabo Marzo, donde forma densas agregaciones amarillas y negras, a lo largo de las costas. Adicionalmente se registra el pelícano marrón Pelecanus occidentalis por primera vez como un depredador de Pelamis platurus en el Pacífico americano.

  7. Uurban Forestry Evaluations: Quantitative Surveys on Vegetation of Green Tunnels in Porto Alegre, RS

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    Luciane Teresa Salvi

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    Full Text Available Os túneis verdes, objetos de estudo deste trabalho, constituem estruturas paisagísticas recorrentes na paisagem de Porto Alegre. Formados pela densa arborização viária, integram a floresta urbana da capital gaúcha e representam uma alternativa aos projetos dedicados ao fomento da vegetação em ambientes urbanizados. As propostas que objetivam a implantação desses túneis devem considerar o aumento da densidade e diversidade da flora, sendo necessária a realização de diagnósticos da vegetação existente como subsídio para a formulação de tais projetos. Esta pesquisa avalia aspectos referentes à diversidade e à composição das espécies vegetais formadoras de alguns túneis verdes da cidade de Porto Alegre, RS, estabelecendo um comparativo entre as espécies existentes, tendo em vista que o manejo dessa vegetação linear representa uma das ferramentas que pode ser empregada visando ao aumento da densidade e diversidade das florestas urbanas.

  8. Autores y citas en contabilidad de gestión en revistas de lengua española

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    Rogério João Lunkes

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    Full Text Available La formación de redes alienta y ayuda en el intercambio de tecnologías, experiencias e ideas entre los investigadores y las instituciones, a fin de generar mayor innovación y desarrollo del área. El objetivo es identificar y analizar las redes de los autores y las citas en contabilidad de gestión en las revistas electrónicas en lengua española. Esto permitirá comprobar el grado de centralización e integración, más allá del nivel de internacionalización de las publicaciones en contabilidad de gestión en las revistas de lengua española. Con este fin, se seleccionaron siete revistas de Lengua Española, disponible en la base de datos Latindex, y se analizaron 183 artículos de 2001 al 2010. Entre los principales resultados obtenidos, es pertinente señalar: (i el limitado número de redes sociales en relación a los autores y una densa red en términos de citas, con el núcleo formado por Joan Amat Salas, Oriol Amat Salas y Ripoll Feliu. En el ámbito internacional una de las redes más importantes en cuanto a citas la lidera Robert Kaplan

  9. Fabricación de una superaleación de base níquel con estructura celular y microporosidad interconectada

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    Bernabé, A.

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    Full Text Available A cellular metallic material with interconnected porosity of controlled size of an order of 10 μm has been developed by electrochemical dissolution of tungsten grains in a W-Ni-Fe heavy alloy. The nickel superalloy with sponge structure and high surface/volume ratio can also be processed recycling chips from heavy metal machining (Patent n° P9700191, 1997. Applications for the new material could be found as support for catalysts, high temperature filters for corrosive fluids, burners, etc.

    En este artículo se describe la preparación y caracterización de una superaleación de base níquel de microporosidad controlada, partiendo de una aleación pesada W-Ni-Fe de naturaleza densa y con métodos electrolíticos. Se ha conseguido un proceso factible de fabricación y, simultáneamente, una oportunidad de reciclado de las virutas de mecanizado de metal pesado. Tanto el nuevo material como el proceso de obtención han sido objeto de patente (Núm. P9700191, 1997. El nuevo material podría ser interesante como soporte de catalizadores, filtro de fluidos corrosivos a temperaturas elevadas, difusor en quemadores, etc.

  10. Tiempo y relaciones sostenibles en el espacio urbano

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    Carlos Silva

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    Full Text Available En el texto que sigue, hacemos un recorrido por la noción de sostenibilidad y de relaciones urbanas sostenibles, resaltando el nexo entre las fuentes consultadas y un acontecimiento específico: cruzar la calle en puntos gestionados por semáforos. Además, presentamos una visión diferente de temporalidad en el marco de las mencionadas relaciones. Así, introducimos la noción de tiempo vertical oponiéndola, sin pretender sustituir, a visiones más tradicionales que ubicamos dentro de lo que llamamos tiempo horizontal. Finalmente, ejemplificamos nuestros argumentos con unas notas etnográficas extraídas de nuestro diario de campo cuya forma tiene como fondo la descripción densa (Geertz, 2003, sin llegar a ser tan exhaustiva como lo fue la producción geertziana. Para ello asumimos como sustento teórico algunos de los principios de la Teoría del Actor-Red (Latour, 2005, 2002, 2001. Concluimos que la sostenibilidad relacional urbana es una noción compleja, cuya comprensión requiere tomar en cuenta agentes humanos y no humanos, es decir, relaciones intersubjetivas y, también, interobjetivas (Latour, 2005.

  11. Literatura infantil e experiências cotidianas: relações estabelecidas por crianças = Children's literature and everyday experiences: relationships established by children

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    Samori, Debora Perillo

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo investigar algumas relações estabelecidas entre crianças, suas experiências cotidianas e literatura infantil. Foram utilizados dados parciais de uma dissertação de mestrado com base no referencial de pesquisa com crianças e na abordagem etnográfica para o acompanhamento de um grupo do 1º ano do ensino fundamental (escola municipal de são paulo. Observação, diário de campo e entrevistas coletivas com crianças foram os instrumentos de coleta de dados. Para descrição densa e interpretação dos dados (geertz, 2011 utilizaram-se referências teóricas dos estudos interpretativos da infância com base nos conceitos de agência coletiva (mayall, 2002; corsaro, 1997, reprodução interpretativa e cultura de pares (corsaro, 1997, 2005, 2011. Do campo da literatura utilizaram-se os conceitos de função humanizadora da literatura (cândido, 1972; 2004, estética da recepção (jauss, 1994, atividade do leitor (zilberman, 2003, dentre outros

  12. Dominant factors that govern pressure natriuresis in diuresis and antidiuresis: a mathematical model.

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    Moss, Robert; Layton, Anita T

    2014-05-01

    We have developed a whole kidney model of the urine concentrating mechanism and renal autoregulation. The model represents the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) and myogenic mechanisms, which together affect the resistance of the afferent arteriole and thus glomerular filtration rate. TGF is activated by fluctuations in macula densa [Cl(-)] and the myogefnic mechanism by changes in hydrostatic pressure. The model was used to investigate the relative contributions of medullary blood flow autoregulation and inhibition of transport in the proximal convoluted tubule to pressure natriuresis in both diuresis and antidiuresis. The model predicts that medullary blood flow autoregulation, which only affects the interstitial solute composition in the model, has negligible influence on the rate of NaCl excretion. However, it exerts a significant effect on urine flow, particularly in the antidiuretic kidney. This suggests that interstitial washout has significant implications for the maintenance of hydration status but little direct bearing on salt excretion, and that medullary blood flow may only play a signaling role for stimulating a pressure-natriuresis response. Inhibited reabsorption in the model proximal convoluted tubule is capable of driving pressure natriuresis when the known actions of vasopressin on the collecting duct epithelium are taken into account.

  13. A luta do negro brasileiro por justiça e inclusão e os desafios interpretativos das teorias sociais

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    Alessandro Theodoro Cassoli

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    O presente estudo tem como objetivo mapear as principais colaborações do pensamento social brasileiro acerca da luta organizada do negro ao longo da Primeira República, momento em que o povo negro se viu liberto da antiga sociedade de castas que o escravizava, mas no entanto estava fora do projeto da nova sociedade de classe que se formava. Daremos destaque à densa e original interpretação proposta por Florestan Fernandes em seu A integração do negro na sociedade de classes, elencando os principais fatores que diferenciam essa obra de todo o que já havia sido escrito sobre o negro até aquela época. Procuraremos demonstrar que não constitui exagero colocar o trabalho de Florestan entre os primeiros estudos de caráter pós-colonial sobre a luta pela emancipação do negro brasileiro, uma vez que desenvolve suas análises a partir da dimensão simbólica e psicossocial revelada pelo discurso dos próprios sujeitos do movimento, metodologia que ainda estava em desenvolvimento pela nascente Teoria dos Novos Movimentos Sociais. Para tanto, nos guiaremos pelos trabalhos de analistas como Octavio Ianni (2004, Jessé Sousa (2000, Sérgio Tavolaro (2005 e Ilse Scherer-Warren (2010.

  14. Monitoramento de águas de superfície densamente poluídas - O córrego Pirajuçara - localizado na Região Metropolitana de São Paulo

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    Nilce Ortiz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Os córregos urbanos são sistemas dinâmicos, de elevada complexidade, que sofrem, continuamente, impactos dos despejos de indústrias e descargas domésticas, como o córrego Pirajuçara, localizado na região metropolitana de São Paulo. Este trabalho alia as medidas dos aspectos físicos, químicos e biológicos para avaliação da qualidade de água de córregos urbanos com eventos de enchente, que atravessa cidades com densa população. Para essa avaliação, desenvolveu-se um material adsorvente, que ficou imerso em águas urbanas poluídas, e foi submetido a uma série de análises que permitiram observar compostos tóxicos equivalentes aos existentes nos córregos analisados, principalmente quanto à presença de metais tóxicos, compostos orgânicos e eutrofização da água. Os resultados obtidos servem de apoio para estudos de outros rios, córregos, lagos e reservatórios densamente poluídos, localizados em áreas metropolitanas, como os córregos Aricanduva, Tamanduateí e tantos outros.

  15. Fluorescence histochemistry and autoradiography of adrenergic nerves in the renal juxtaglomerular complex of mammals and man, with special regard to the efferent arteriole.

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    Dolezel, S; Edvinsson, L; Owman, C; Owman, T

    1976-06-14

    The adrenergic innervation of the juxtaglomerular complex was studied in kidneys from mice, rats, guinea-pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, monkeys, and humans using fluorescence histochemistry of neuronal noradrenaline and autoradiography of 3H-noradrenaline. The localization of the nerves was established by phase contrast optics or by perfusing the vascular system with India ink. Adrenergic nerve terminals, exhibiting a formaldehyde-induced fluorescence and having the ability to take up and accumulate 3H-noradrenaline, were easily identified when they enclosed the glomerular afferent arteriole. They continued in between and close to the macula densa and lacis cells to supply the glomerular efferent arteriole. The nerves could be seen to accompany this arteriole for a considerable distance until they branched off to the vasa recta in the juxtamedullary region and to adjacent cortical veins. This innervation pattern was found to be a constant feature except in kidneys from guinea-pigs and cats, in which post-glomerular units. The fluorescence in all adrenergic fibres supplying the juxtaglomerular complex disappeared after removal of the aortico-renal ganglion, showing that they belong to a common system of renal sympathetic nerves.

  16. Paisaje sonoro de una invasión marciana - La intervención de los principios constructivos radiofónicos en el proceso de creación de las imágenes auditivas de 'La guerra de los mundos' (Orson Welles, 1938

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    Lic. Lourdes Novalbos Bou

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available La densa iconosfera que caracteriza la civilización contemporánea postindustrial (desde la fotografía a la imagen sintética generada por ordenador, pasando por el cartel, el cómic, el cine o la imagen electrónica de televisión constata que el ser humano es un "animal visual"; un "animal visual" que sobrevive, fundamentalmente, gracias a la agudeza del aparato ocular y que se relaciona con el entorno y obtiene información, gratificación intelectual, cultural, espiritual e incluso sexual a través de la mirada. En definitiva, vivimos en un mundo creado para los ojos, en una civilización basada, desde sus orígenes, en la percepción visual. En este "universo ocular", el sentido del oído ha quedado relegado a un segundo plano, supeditado a las necesidades y carencias de la vista. Y la radio con él: la mayoría de los estudiosos de los medios de comunicación audiovisual orientan sus investigaciones hacia el ámbito de la imagen visual del cine y la televisión. Las imágenes auditivas radiofónicas, sin embargo, parecen haber quedado relegadas en el olvido.

  17. Comportamento germinativo de sementes de diferentes cores de pariparoba [Pothomorphe umbellata (L. Miq.] Germinative behavior of Pothomorphe umbellata (L. Miq. seeds of different colors

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    C.I Maia-Almeida

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    Full Text Available A Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae, é uma espécie medicinal nativa do Brasil, utilizada na indústria de cosméticos e protetores de pele contra raios UVA e UVB. Com o intuito de gerar informações aplicadas à propagação da espécie, o presente trabalho relacionou a coloração e a massa de sementes de P. umbellata a seu comportamento germinativo. A coloração e a massa de sementes de P. umbellata foram características adequadas para avaliar a homogeneidade fisiológica, o vigor, o potencial e o comportamento germinativo. Assim, conclui-se que, embora de germinação lenta, as sementes de coloração preta e mais densa devem ser as escolhidas quando de coleta ou de processo seletivo.Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae is a medicinal species native to Brazil, which has been used in the cosmetic industry and in products that protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. To generate information applied to the species propagation, the present work related the coloration and the mass of P. umbellata seeds to their germinative behavior. The coloration and the mass of seeds of P. umbellata were characteristic appropriate to evaluate physiologic homogeneity, vigor, potential and germinative behavior. Thus, although of slow germination, seeds of black and denser coloration should be chosen during collection or selective process.

  18. Demografia de Geonoma gamiova em área de extrativismo foliar

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    Marilia de Fátima Ceccon-Valente

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    Full Text Available As folhas de Geonoma gamiova Barb. Rodr. são importantes recursos para floriculturas, já que são empregradas principalmente nos arranjos fúnebres. Visando a gerar subsídios para o seu extrativismo sustentável, são apresentados resultados de estudo de estrutura populacional dessa espécie. A pesquisa foi realizada em área de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana onde a espécie é submetida ao extrativismo foliar (Comunidade do Rasgadinho, Mun. Guaratuba, Paraná, 25 45'S e 48 46'W, 30 - 100m de altitude. Detectou-se alta densidade de indivíduos, principalmente nas classes mais jovens, caracterizando um padrão populacional J-invertido. Registrou-se estoque de 448 folhas aptas para comercialização em 0,5ha, com histórico de intensa extração de folhas. Evidenciou-se alto potencial de regeneração e padrão de distribuição agregado (Id>1 para a população estudada. Com base nos dados obtidos, discutiu-se a sustentabilidade da atividade extrativista em questão.

  19. Word, Body, Power: A Reading of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden

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    Diego Saglia

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    Full Text Available Il saggio prende in esame il corpo come luogo di operazioni di scrittura tese a mettere in scena effetti di potere “in atto”. Attraverso esplorazioni testuali di opere significative, sebbene lontane nel tempo e appartenenti a sistemi linguistico-culturali distanti, come il Julius Caesar di Shakespeare e La muerte y la doncella (Death and the Maiden di Ariel Dorfman, si intendono segnalare aspetti formali, modalità semiotiche, configurazioni ideologiche e strutture affettive proprie di una prassi retorica in cui la rappresentazione del corpo, tramite il linguaggio inteso come proiezione della fisicità, corrisponde a un’ostensione del potere come nesso di gesto e voce, azione e discorso – e soprattutto come zona di conflitto. Nelle due opere in questione la parola diventa visibile come meccanismo di esplicitazione di una fisicità che è zona di scontro e confronto tra effetti di potere quali la coercizione e la resistenza, tra occultamento e svelamento della verità, tra identità maschile e femminile. Alla luce di queste prove testuali, la scrittura del corpo si profila come una performance, densa di “intensità affettive”, dello stesso corpo in quanto punto di incrocio di effetti di parola e nucleo di atti ideologici e politici – un corpo, insomma, che è sia soggetto della storia, sia oggetto di molteplici operazioni e negoziazioni retoriche.

  20. Los vínculos de los que la familia es capaz

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    Gisela Daza Navarrete

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    Full Text Available La familia es sujeto y objeto de transformaciones entretejidas en el curso de los acontecimientos que se suceden en la producción económica y social en el capitalismo occidental. Sin embargo, la posición periférica que ocupamos en él produce expresiones susceptibles de ser consideradas como constitutivas de nuestra singularidad, bien sea por el matiz específico de su manifestación, bien sea por su capacidad para ejercer resistencia al curso impuesto por la tendencia general. Este texto, prosiguiendo el acontecer de los cambios de lo social, describe la afectación de los vínculos familiares en la propagación de la normalización, en la generación de los padres y de sus hijos, para dar paso, más tarde, a una serie de prácticas afianzadas en una nueva expresión del poder, el control, cuya manifestaciones más densas tienen lugar con la generación de los nietos.

  1. El colegio público Trabenco de Leganés : La aventura de aprender

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    Rafael Feito Alonso

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    Full Text Available En este texto se explica el funcionamiento del centro público de infantil y primaria Trabenco a partir de los datos obtenidos tras una extensa investigación etnográfica en el colegio por parte de los autores. Se ha realizado observación participante de la vida en las aulas, de las diferentes reuniones –junta de niños, consejo escolar, claustro, coordinación pedagógica, etc.– de las salidas del centro, de los recreos, del comedor, etc. Igualmente se han llevado a cabo varios grupos de discusión con alumnos del centro, con algunos de los que estaban ya matriculados en su instituto de secundaria de referencia y con padres y madres. También se ha entrevistado a casi todos los profesores del centro. Además se ha consultado la ingente producción literaria del centro, desde las actas de los diversos órganos colegiados a la densa página Web del colegio. Se analiza la distribución de los espacios escolares, los principales rasgos de los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje, su profesorado, la opinión del alumnado y de sus padres y madres y los mecanismos de evaluación.

  2. Limit-cycle oscillations and tubuloglomerular feedback regulation of distal sodium delivery.

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    Layton, H E; Pitman, E B; Moore, L C

    2000-02-01

    A mathematical model was used to evaluate the potential effects of limit-cycle oscillations (LCO) on tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) regulation of fluid and sodium delivery to the distal tubule. In accordance with linear systems theory, simulations of steady-state responses to infinitesimal perturbations in single-nephron glomerular filtration rate (SNGFR) show that TGF regulatory ability (assessed as TGF compensation) increases with TGF gain magnitude gamma when gamma is less than the critical value gamma(c), the value at which LCO emerge in tubular fluid flow and NaCl concentration at the macula densa. When gamma > gamma(c) and LCO are present, TGF compensation is reduced for both infinitesimal and finite perturbations in SNGFR, relative to the compensation that could be achieved in the absence of LCO. Maximal TGF compensation occurs when gamma approximately gamma(c). Even in the absence of perturbations, LCO increase time-averaged sodium delivery to the distal tubule, while fluid delivery is little changed. These effects of LCO are consequences of nonlinear elements in the TGF system. Because increased distal sodium delivery may increase the rate of sodium excretion, these simulations suggest that LCO enhance sodium excretion.

  3. Las discípulas ocultas de Franz Boas: historia e historias de vida

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    Zelda Alice Franceschi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Hay dos mujeres cuya obra se estudia en los textos de historia de la antropología: Ruth Benedict (1887-1948 y Margaret Mead (1901-1978, ambas alumnas del antropólogo alemán Franz Boas (1858-1942. En este trabajo consideramos algunas de las tramas del enfoque de Boas, quien se concentró especialmente en el estudio de la persona. Se analizan las trayectorias de algunas estudiantes directa o indirectamente influenciadas en su formación por Boas que no entraron, por diferentes razones, en la historia canónica de la antropología. Estas trayectorias biográficas no solo muestran cómo las redes de la antropología boasianas eran densas en términos teóricos, metodológicos y etnográficos, sino también que estas mujeres fueron valientes investigadoras en su enfoque etnográfico. En particular, consideramos los caminos de Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960, Elsie Clews Parsons (1875-1941 y Ruth Landes (1908-1991.

  4. Observações sobre anofelinos em Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Mário B. Aragão

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    Full Text Available Um ciclo anual de capturas de mosquitos realizado em três localidades da Região do Litoral e Encosta de Santa Catarina, com um homemisca colocado na mata, outro na casa mais próxima e um terceiro situado entre esses dois pontos, forneceu as seguintes informações: 1 O Anopheles bellator que é um mosquito raro nas matas densas das encostas, torna-se abundante quando essas florestas são danificadas pela retirada de árvores; 2 Tanto essa espécie quanto o A. cruzii e o A. homunculus, compareceram em maior número nas capturas feitas no terreno descampado; 3 A não ser no fato do A. homunculus procurar alimento nas horas um pouco mais avançadas da noite, não se notou diferença significativa entre o comportamento dessas três espécies de anofelinos; 4 A comparação dos dados obtidos, com os de outros autores, mostrou que uma pessoa colocada fora da casa intercepta um número significativo de mosquitos; 5 Ficou bem claro que os anofelinos da região raramente pousam em paredes dedetizadas; 6 Além disso, o DDT diminui muito a proporção de exemplares que vai se alimentar dentro das casas; para o A. cruzii essa diminuição foi da ordem de 90%.

  5. Interação Estratégica e Concursos Públicos: Uma Etnografia do Concurso da Magistratura Francesa

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    Fernando de Castro Fontainha

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe um quadro analítico para os concursos públicos a partir da sociologia interacionista, sobretudo dos trabalhos do sociólogo Erving Goffman. Num primeiro momento, mostra-se como o construtivismo avançou em direção à compreensão dos processos de competição de atores, notadamente as competições escolares. Em seguida, analisa-se a recepção da Teoria dos Jogos pela Sociologia para avançar, posteriormente, no olhar goffmaniano sobre as dinâmicas interacionais: começando pelas interações cotidianas (metáfora do teatro, passando pelas interações focalizadas e desembocando nas interações estratégicas (metáfora do jogo. Por fim, uma etnografia da prova oral de cultura geral da magistratura francesa permite que as categorias teóricas trabalhadas sejam aplicadas através da descrição densa de quadros interacionais.

  6. El hispanismo francés y la España contemporánea (historia y literatura

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    La difusión del castellano como segunda lengua extranjera más enseñada —después del inglés— en la educación secundaria francesa ha tenido evidentes efectos para el mundo académico. El interés por el castellano ha conllevado, en efecto, la ampliación de un ingente cupo de estudiantes a las correspondientes Universidades. Estas, a su vez, por su dinámica propia, se han ido multiplicando a lo largo y a lo ancho del país en los últimos años, con sus correspondientes departamentos de español, de tal modo que se ha ido formando un densa red de hispanistas (estudiantes y profesores dedicados a temas españoles y/o iberoamericanos universitarios en Francia, cuya contribución al conocimiento de la historia, de la literatura y de la lengua españolas es, sin embargo, un tanto variopinto…

  7. en flores de ginger (Alpinia purpurata

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    Helga Blanco-Metzler

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    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto de 3 condiciones de luz (completa-548,63 W m-2, media luz-280,02 W m-2, sombra-76,38 W m-2, el uso de repelentes (ajo más chile, neem y pichichío y el uso de bolsas de exclusión, en el daño de Cholus pilicauda a las flores de ginger rosado (Alpinia purpurata en una plantación asociada con poró (Erythrina poeppigiana. El embolse de las flores redujo significativamente el número de flores dañadas, independientemente de la intensidad lumínica. No se encontró diferencias entre el número de flores dañadas con el uso de Azatina®densa resultó en un mayor número de flores dañadas, seguida por luz completa y la media.

  8. Las expediciones arqueológicas y las poblaciones del frente pionero en el Usumacinta medio guatemalteco. La recolonización contemporánea de la zona fronteriza

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    Isabel Rodas Núñez

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    Full Text Available En la segunda mitad del siglo xx, el Estado guatemalteco pobló la frontera noroccidental del país. El territorio de Petén, una densa selva tropical, se colonizó tras el anuncio del proyecto hidroeléctrico mexicano sobre el río Usumacinta, cuenca que marca la frontera con Guatemala. Los colonos lograron un desarrollo económico interrumpido por la guerrilla y el ejército nacional. Ulteriormente, se concreta un reordenamiento territorial a través de la noción de corredor biológico. Al normar su uso, nuevos actores intervinieron sobre el territorio campesino: se privilegió la presencia de científicos y se inhibieron las prácticas agrícolas y extractivas, olvidando la historia de su ocupación. Para 1990, esa cuenca constituyó un área núcleo que conserva sitios arqueológicos. Este trabajo describe la superposición de territorios colonizados, producidos por el encuentro de especialistas con campesinos.

  9. Optical tweezers for confocal microscopy

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    Hoffmann, A.; Meyer zu Hörste, G.; Pilarczyk, G.; Monajembashi, S.; Uhl, V.; Greulich, K. O.

    2000-11-01

    In confocal laser scanning microscopes (CLSMs), lasers can be used for image formation as well as tools for the manipulation of microscopic objects. In the latter case, in addition to the imaging lasers, the light of an extra laser has to be focused into the object plane of the CLSM, for example as optical tweezers. Imaging as well as trapping by optical tweezers can be done using the same objective lens. In this case, z-sectioning for 3D imaging shifts the optical tweezers with the focal plane of the objective along the optical axis, so that a trapped object remains positioned in the focal plane. Consequently, 3D imaging of trapped objects is impossible without further measures. We present an experimental set-up keeping the axial trapping position of the optical tweezers at its intended position whilst the focal plane can be axially shifted over a distance of about 15 μm. It is based on fast-moving correctional optics synchronized with the objective movement. First examples of application are the 3D imaging of chloroplasts of Elodea densa (Canadian waterweed) in a vigorous cytoplasmic streaming and the displacement of zymogen granules in pancreatic cancer cells (AR42 J).

  10. A novel deletion and two recurrent substitutions on type VII collagen gene in seven Iranian patients with epidermolysis bullosa.

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    Hamidi, Armita Kakavand; Moghaddam, Mohammad; Hatamnejadian, Nasim; Ebrahimi, Ahmad

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    Epidermolysis bullosa is one of the most important series of mechano-bullous heritable skin disorders which is categorized into four major types according to the layer that bullae forms within basement membrane zone. In dystrophic form of the disease, blisters are made in the sublamina densa zone, at the level of type VII collagen protein which produce anchoring fibrils. Type VII collagen gene is the only responsible gene for this form. The aim of this study was to survey causative mutations of type VII collagen gene among Iranian patients with epidermolysis bullosa. For this purpose, exons 73-75 were investigated by polymerase chain reaction followed by direct sequencing. In current study, we found three different point mutations in type VII collagen alleles in 7 out of 50 patients. Four patients were homozygous for a new deletion which resulted in frame shift (p.Pro2089fs). Two patients were homozygous for a recurrent glycine substitution (p.G2031S) and one patient was detected with an allele carrying a substitution (p.R2069C). The results emphasized heterogeneity in the type VII collagen gene and will provide a sign for early diagnosis and future study of the disease pathogenesis.

  11. Queijo Parmesão: caracterização físico-química, microbiológica e microestrutura

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    Jupyracyara Jandyra de Carvalho Barros

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças no queijo Parmesão durante a maturação podem ser avaliadas por análises químicas, microbiológicas e microscópicas. Este estudo teve por objetivo efetuar a caracterização físico-química e microbiológica do leite e do queijo Parmesão, assim como sua microestrutura, durante 180 dias de maturação. Todas as amostras exibiram características físico-químicas e microbiológicas de acordo com a legislação brasileira. Ocorreu aumento na acidez titulável, nos índices de extensão e profundidade da maturação e nos teores de tirosina e triptofano. A análise da microestrutura demonstra a presença de cristais, debris, e a interação entre as culturas startere os glóbulos de gordura. No final da maturação, a matriz de caseína apresentava-se densa e compacta

  12. Fernando vallejo: y la clausura ciudadanía estética de la literatura mundial

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    Brantley Nicholson

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    Full Text Available Este artículo encara deliberaciones actuales sobre la literatura global, desde la perspectiva de la novela urbana colombiana del siglo XX. Explorando la tensión entre las historias de las narrativas globales y locales, el autor examina hasta qué punto se puede defender que la literatura global y sus apéndices socioculturales se prestan a proyectos emancipatorios, y hasta qué punto esos apéndices simplifican en exceso los espacios de producción literaria densa. Ubicando la Weltliteratur de Goethe en el contexto de una Colombia estéticamente globalizada, e invocando la relación particularmente espinosa entre Fernando Vallejo y Gabriel García Márquez como caso de estudio, este artículo avanza que las casas editoriales internacionales y las culturas de la crítica crean una ciudadanía estética limitante que sigue siendo dominada por las decisiones de mercadeo de las grandes casas editoriales y el gusto de los públicos lectores, muy alejados del contexto de los bestsellers “periféricos”.

  13. Effect of angiotensin II receptor blockade on proximal tubular fluid reabsorption

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    Leyssac, P P; Karlsen, F M; Holstein-Rathlou, N H

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    to the macula densa will be compensated by an increase in the single-nephron glomerular filtration rate. In agreement with this, the early proximal flow rate, measured proximal to the site of losartan administration, increased by 5.7 +/- 1.3 nl/min. The increase in the rate of proximal reabsorption between...... convolution of halothane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. Four parameters that depend on the rate of proximal fluid reabsorption were measured: proximal intratubular pressure (Pprox), early and late proximal flow rate, and early distal NaCl concentration. Pprox decreased by 0.5 +/- 0.1 mmHg, late proximal...... flow rate decreased by 2.0 +/- 0.8 nl/min, and early distal NaCl concentration decreased by 4.3 +/- 0.8 mM (mean +/- SE). No changes were observed after microperfusion with saline. Because the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism was operating in the closed-loop mode, the decreased NaCl load...

  14. The Fras1/Frem family of extracellular matrix proteins: structure, function, and association with Fraser syndrome and the mouse bleb phenotype.

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    Petrou, Petros; Makrygiannis, Apostolos K; Chalepakis, Georges

    2008-01-01

    Fras1 and the structurally related proteins Frem1, Frem2, and Frem3, comprise a novel family of extracellular matrix proteins, which localize in a similar fashion underneath the lamina densa of epithelial basement membranes. They are involved in the structural adhesion of the skin epithelium to its underlying mesenchyme. Deficiency in the individual murine Fras1/Frem genes gives rise to the bleb phenotype, which is equivalent to the human hereditary disorder Fraser syndrome, characterized by cryptophthalmos (hidden eyes), embryonic skin blistering, renal agenesis, and syndactyly. Recent studies revealed a functional cooperation between the Fras1/Frem gene products, in which Fras1, Frem1 and Frem2 are simultaneously stabilized at the lowermost region of the basement membrane by forming a macromolecular ternary complex. Loss of any of these proteins results in the collapse of the protein assembly, thus providing a molecular explanation for the highly similar phenotypic defects displayed by the respective mutant mice. Here, we summarize the current knowledge regarding the structure, function, and interplay between the proteins of the Fras1/Frem family and further propose a possible scenario for the evolution of the corresponding genes.

  15. Role of adenosine in tubuloglomerular feedback and acute renal failure.

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    Osswald, H; Vallon, V; Mühlbauer, B

    1996-12-01

    1. Adenosine (ADO) can induce renal vasoconstriction and a fall in glomerular filtration rate. When the rate of ATP hydrolysis prevails over the rate of ATP synthesis the kidney generates ADO at an enhanced rate. 2. Tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) is the vascular response to changes of the NaCl concentration in the tubular fluid at the macula densa segment, which is the result of transepithelial electrolyte reabsorption by the proximal tubule and the loop of Henle. 3. TGF can be inhibited by ADO-A1 receptor antagonists and is potentiated by substances that can elevate extracellular ADO concentrations. These observations led to the hypothesis that ADO is an element of the signal transmission processes in the juxtaglomerular apparatus. 4. Renal ischaemia and nephrotoxic substances can induce acute renal failure (ARF). ADO receptor antagonists have been shown to ameliorate renal function in several different models of ARF in laboratory animals and humans. 5. A number of factors, such as extracellular volume contraction, low NaCl diet, angiotensin II and cyclooxygenase inhibitors enhance to a similar extent: (a) the renal vascular response to endogenous and exogenous ADO; (b) the TGF response of the nephron; and (c) the severity of ARF. All three phenomena are susceptible to antagonism by ADO receptor antagonists. 6. Therefore, we conclude that ADO plays a significant role in normal and pathological states of kidney function.

  16. Mecanismos de licuación y flujo de suelos granulares durante sismos

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    Adolfo Alarcón Guzmán

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    Full Text Available Una amplia evidencia experimental ha mostrado que vibraciones de pequeña amplitud producen una disminución progresiva del volumen en suelos granulares; ello ocurre aún en el caso de arenas densas que podrían dilatar durante carga monotónica o unidireccional bajo un cierto nivel de esfuerzos de confinamiento. Por tanto, cuando un depósito de arena saturada se ve sometido a las ondas de corte que se propagan durante un Sismo, la estructura de la arena tiende a densificarse. Sin embargo, como la duración de aplicación de los esfuerzos de corte cíclicos es, en general, muy pequeña en comparación con el tiempo necesario para que ocurra algún drenaje, la tendencia de la arena a disminuir de volumen durante cada ciclo se refleja en un incremento progresivo de la presión de poros (8,14. Esto produce una reducción continua del esfuerzo efectivo y consecuentemente una disminución en la resistencia al corte de la arena. Una disminución considerable de la resistencia puede conducir a fallas por corte, que en algunas ocasiones son de consecuencias catastróficas.

  17. Integrated U-Pb zircon and palynological/palaeofloristic age determinations of a Bashkirian palaeofjord fill, Quebrada Grande (Western Argentina)

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    Valdez Buso, Victoria; di Pasquo, Mercedes; Milana, Juan Pablo; Kneller, Benjamin; Fallgatter, Claus; Junior, Farid Chemale; Gomes Paim, Paulo Sérgio

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    This work presents a new age framework for the main Bashkirian glacio-eustatic transgression in Argentina, including the first absolute age for the Jejenes Formation, San Juan Province, based on radiometric dating of a crystal-rich tuff, supported by palynological and palaeofloristic studies, and presented within a revised palaeogeographic setting. The Jejenes Formation represents the glacial to postglacial fill of the Quebrada Grande palaeofjord carved in the Eastern Precordillera. The succession has been subdivided into five stages, the youngest of which suggests a previously unrecognised glacial event for this locality. Six productive levels for palynology were found within proglacial strata, and in the base and top of the succeeding interglacial stage. Palynoassemblages are characterized by poorly preserved trilete spores and monosaccate pollen grains along with a large amount of terrestrial phytoclasts. Main species indicating the Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata SubZone (DMa SZ) are Vallatisporites ciliaris, Cristatisporites rollerii, C. stellatus, C. chacoparanensis, C. inconstans and monosaccates such as Circumplicatipollis plicatus. This DMa SZ is estimated as Serpukhovian/Bashkirian and characterizes the glacial-related Guandacol Formation and equivalents units of the western Paganzo Basin. A tuffaceous level in the proglacial unit, bearing platyspermic seeds, plant remains and palynomorphs, yielded first-cycle volcanic zircons that were analysed by SHRIMP. An absolute age of 321.3 ± 5.3 Ma confirms a Bashkirian age for the main postglacial transgression in the Paganzo Basin, and offers a novel calibration for the palynoassemblages of DMa SZ that occurs elsewhere in Western Argentina.

  18. Lipoproteínas: metabolismo y lipoproteínas aterogénicas

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    Carlos Carvajal

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Los lípidos viajan en sangre en diferentes partículas conteniendo lípidos y proteínas llamadas lipoproteínas. Hay cuatro clases de lipoproteínas en sangre: quilomicrones, VLDL, LDL y HDL. Los quilomicrones transportan triglicéridos (TAG a tejidos vitales (corazón, musculo esquelético y tejido adiposo. El hígado secreta VLDL que redistribuye TAG al tejido adiposo, corazón y músculo esquelético. LDL transporta colesterol hacia las células y HDL remueve colesterol de las células de vuelta al hígado. Las lipoproteínas ricas en TAG y sus remanentes son aterogénicas y están asociadas con otros factores lipídicos de riesgo (partículas de LDL pequeñas y densas y bajo HDL. LDL y Lp(a son partículas aterogénicas. HDL es una lipoproteína anti-aterogénica.

  19. El futbol nos une: socialización, ritual e identidad en torno al futbol

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    Jorge Alberto Cárdenas Meneses

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El futbol es el deporte espectáculo más consumido del mundo. En el documento se explora el sentido de pertenencia de los aficionados a unos colores determinados, el proceso de socialización con fines de autoadscripción y el proceso de identidad con un equipo. Para ello se hace un trabajo cualitativo en donde un clásico de futbol se convierte en un escenario de división de identidades con tintes rituales. La descripción densa de este fenómeno en una escuela preparatoria llena de significados ritualizados por jóvenes, y donde las banderas y camisetas colman de colores la semana previa y posterior a un duelo en el que los aficionados son el jugador número 12. Se desea mostrar el consumo cultural heterogéneo del futbol como un elemento aglutinador de imaginarios sociales: el orgullo por la victoria, el duelo ante la derrota.

  20. EMBEDDED YOUNG STARS IN NORTHERN NGC 3372

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    M. Tapia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan nuevas imágenes en el cercano infrarrojo obtenidas con PANIC montado en el telecopio Magallanes "Baade" del Observatorio Las Campanas. Estas fueron tomadas a través de filtros anchos JHKs y de filtros angostos centrados en las líneas Br en 2.17 ¿m y H2 en 2.12 ¿m. El estudio se complementó con imágenes del archivo del Satélite Spitzer con IRAC. Se presenta evidencia de la existencia de un cúmulo joven de radio r = 23'' embebido en Tr14-N4. Este contiene varias estrellas de baja y mediana masa y al menos una protoestrella de alta masa. Se presentan sus propiedades derivadas de la fotometría desde 1.2 hasta 11 ¿m. Se encuentran varios nudos de emisión compacta en la línea de H2, lo que evidencia la existencia de al menos un flujo de masa, presumiblemente proveniente del núcleo del cúmulo. Se presentan también resultados recientes del monitoreo de dos jóvenes estrellas variables Car I-136 y 125, embebidas en la nube densa asociada con Car I.

  1. ShCG 245

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    Hrant M. Tovmassian

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Los grupos compactos de galaxias Shakhbazian son las configuraciones más densas que se conocen. Hace algunos años iniciamos un estudio fotométrico y espectroscópico de estos grupos. En este artículo presentamos los resultados de la investigación en los grupos ShCG 104, ShCG 120, ShCG 243 y ShCG 245. Presentamos los corrimientos al rojo de las galaxias miembro, los resultados de la fotometría R, las curvas de brillo superficial-radio efectivo, las masas estimadas, las luminosidades y las razones masa-luminosidad de los grupos, además de algunos parámetros dinámicos como la dispersión de velocidad radial y el tiempo de cruce. Los ShCGs estudiados consisten principalmente de galaxias elípticas y lenticulares. Se muestra que algunas galaxias en estos grupos están en proceso de interacción.

  2. Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of the Shakhbazian Compact Galaxy Groups ShCG 31, ShCG 38, ShCG 43, and ShCG 282

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    H. M. Tovmassian

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los grupos compactos de galaxias Shakhbazian son las configuraciones más densas que se conocen. Hace unos pocos años iniciamos un estudio fotométrico y espectroscópico de estos grupos. En este artículo presentamos los resultados de la investigación en los grupos ShCG 31, ShCG 38, ShCG 43 y ShCG 282. Presentamos los corrimientos al rojo de las galaxias miembro, los resultados de la fonometría BV R, las curvas de brillo superficial-radio efectivo, las masas estimadas, luminosidades y las razones masa-luminosidad de los grupos, además de algunos parámetros dinámicos como la dispersión de velocidades radiales y el tiempo de cruce. Los ShCGs estudiados consisten principalmente de galaxias elípticas y lenticulares. Se muestra que algunas galaxias en estos grupos están en proceso de interacción.

  3. Universidade, contexto ansiogênico? Avaliação de traço e estado de ansiedade em estudantes do ciclo básico

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    Camomila Lira Ferreira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva avaliar a ansiedade-traço e a ansiedade-estado de estudantes universitários do ciclo básico da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, verificando diferenças entre três grandes áreas de conhecimento, biomédica, humanística e tecnológica, tendo em vista que a entrada na universidade pode se configurar como uma situação ameaçadora que parece sofrer influência das diferentes características de cada uma dessas áreas. Participaram do estudo 158 estudantes, sendo 71 mulheres e 87 homens, com idade média de 20,04 ± 3,37 anos, respondendo uma ficha de identificação e o Inventário de Ansiedade Traço-Estado (IDATE. Resultados demonstram que as médias de ansiedade-traço e ansiedade-estado desses estudantes encontram-se dentro do esperado para essa população, embora a área biomédica seja percebida como a mais ansiogênica, uma vez que apresenta uma densa grade curricular com intensas demandas acadêmicas, o que parece elevar os escores dos estudantes dessa área, em especial os dos homens.

  4. Thyroid hormones and renin secretion.

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    Ganong, W F

    Circulating angiotensin is produced by the action of renin from the kidneys on circulating angiotensinogen. There are other renin-angiotensin systems in various organs in the body, and recent observations raise the intriguing possibility that angiotensin II is produced by a totally intracellular pathway in the juxtaglomerular cells, the gonadotrops of the anterior pituitary, neurons, in the brain, salivary duct cells, and neuroblastoma cells. Circulating angiotensin II levels depend in large part on the plasma concentration of angiotensinogen, which is hormonally regulated, and on the rate of renin secretion. Renin secretion is regulated by an intrarenal baroreceptor mechanism, a macula densa mechanism, angiotensin II, vasopressin, and the sympathetic nervous system. The increase in renin secretion produced by sympathetic discharge is mediated for the most part by beta-adrenergic receptors, which are probably located on the juxtaglomerular cells. Hyperthyroidism would be expected to be associated with increased renin secretion in view of the increased beta-adrenergic activity in this condition, and hypothyroidism would be associated with decreased plasma renin activity due to decreased beta-adrenergic activity. Our recent research on serotonin-mediated increases in renin secretion that depend on the integrity of the dorsal raphe nucleus and the mediobasal hypothalamus has led us to investigate the effect of the pituitary on the renin response to p-chloroamphetamine. The response is potentiated immediately after hypophysectomy, but 22 days after the operation, it is abolished. This slowly developing decrease in responsiveness may be due to decreased thyroid function.

  5. Alport syndrome: significance of gingival biopsy in the initial diagnosis and periodontal evaluation after renal transplantation

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    Hilal Uslu Toygar

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Alport Syndrome (AS is an important hereditary disorder affecting the glomerular basement membrane. Diagnosis of AS is based on the presence of hematuric nephropathy, renal failure, hearing loss, ocular abnormalities and changes in the glomerular basement membrane of the lamina densa. The aims of this case report were to show the changes in the gingival tissues in a patient with AS under therapy with cyclosporin-A after renal transplantation and to discuss the possible role of type IV collagen in gingival basal lamina as an alternative approach for the diagnosis of AS. A 20-year-old male patient with AS underwent periodontal therapy including a series of gingivectomy surgeries. Gingival samples obtained during the second surgery were examined histopathologically and by transmission electron microscopy for further pathological examination. Gingivectomy procedures have been performed every 6 months over the last 4 years. The excessive and fibrous gingival enlargements resulted in migration of the anterior teeth, but no alveolar bone loss occurred. This is the first report to demonstrate the possible changes in the gingival tissues caused by AS. It is suggested that gingival biopsy can be an initial diagnostic tool instead of renal or skin biopsies. Proper dental and periodontal care and regular visits to the dentist could provide limited gingival hyperplasia to patients with AS.

  6. Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos: uma obra alternativa

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    Edite Galote Carranza

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    Full Text Available Celebrando cem anos de nascimento da arquiteta Lina Bo Bardi, seu trabalho continua incitando a curiosidade de pesquisadores, artistas e arquitetos de todo o mundo, devido tanto à qualidade, à subjetividade artística, às ideias, aos ideais e à filosofia de fundo como à amplitude da obra nas áreas de cenografia, design, crítica, museologia e arquitetura. Entre suas obras arquitetônicas, a Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos, de 1978, em Vargem Grande Paulista, SP, merece maior atenção. Embora possa ser considerada singela, a Capela é uma obra densa e representativa da Arquitetura Alternativa ao status quo arquitetônico paulista. Este artigo analisa a Capela e sua relação com os conceitos de nacional-popular e Te-Ato, a fé franciscana e as culturas erudita e popular, a fim de contribuir para o melhor entendimento da obra que dialoga com a cena cultural e política da época.

  7. Una imagen representativa del poder en Centroeuropa a finales del siglo XVI

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    Aguiló, María Paz

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available En el Museu de la Pell de Vic, se encuentra un pequeño cuadrito en el que se representa un retrato ecuestre de un caballero con armadura y banda, con la cabeza de marfil tallado sobre un gran caballo en cuero modelado en actitud de paseo. La figura destaca potentemente sobre un fondo dorado, en el que se advierte en su parte inferior un diminuto ejército en un campo de batalla, casi desaparecido (Fig.1. El trabajo utilizado, el modelado y repujado del cuero en la figura y en el caballo, se ve animado por el contraste de colores de la banda roja que ondea al viento, el marfil de la cabeza y el fondo dorado con densas nubes en su parte alta. Los rasgos peculiares del rostro del caballero nos hicieron pensar en un primer momento en la figura del emperador Rodolfo II, por su gran parecido con una medalla conmemorativa del emperador con el reverso con el globo terráqueo y el signo de Capricornio…

  8. Screening of traditional South African leafy vegetables for specific anti-nutritional factors before and after processing

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    Humaira ESSACK

    Full Text Available Abstract This study investigated the effect of processing on anti-nutritional factors of thirteen traditional leafy vegetables collected in Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa. The aim was to determine whether processing reduced anti-nutrient levels of leafy vegetables. The vegetables were boiled in a plant-to-distilled water ratio of 1:4 (w/v at 97 °C for a time period of 5 and 15 min. The vegetables studied were: Amaranthus dubius, Amaranthus hybridus, Asystasia gangetica, Bidens pilosa, Ceratotheca triloba, Chenopodium album, Emex australis, Galinsoga parviflora, Guilleminea densa, Momordica balsamina, Oxygonum sinuatum, Physalis viscosa and Solanum nigrum. From this study, it was determined that non processed samples contained anti-nutrients such as tannins, phytic acid, alkaloids, oxalic acid, and cyanogenic glycoside. Both boiling parameters were effective in reducing the tannin, phytic acid, alkaloid, oxalic acid and cyanogenic glycoside contents of all 13 traditional leafy vegetables. The results of this study provide evidence that the local traditional leafy vegetables which the population is so reliant upon, are important contributors to micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries and can be minimized through common boiling methods for a minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 minutes.

  9. Múltiplos cornos cutâneos em coxins palmares e plantares de um gato persa Multiple cutaneous horns on the footpads of a persian cat

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    Heloisa Justen Moreira de Souza

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Cornos cutâneos são infrequentes em gatos, principalmente em felinos jovens. Neste trabalho, é relatado um caso de um felino da raça Persa, macho, com oito meses de idade e apresentando histórico de espirros. Ao exame clínico, identificaram-se projeções corniformes originadas nos coxins palmares e plantares. A avaliação histológica de biópsia excisional demonstrou hiperqueratose densa, com numerosos queratinócitos sobre epiderme hiperplásica, não sendo identificado nenhum grau de malignidade. Não foi constatada a associação das lesões com a infecção pelo vírus da leucemia felina. O tratamento instituído incluiu excisão parcial mensal dos cornos cutâneos e acompanhamento clínico do animal.Cutaneous horns are seldom seen in cats, especially in young ones. A case of a Persian cat, male, eight months old, with a history of sneezes is described. During physical examination, multiple horns on the all footpads were noticed. The histopathological diagnosis of excisional biopsy was dense hyperkeratosis, with numerous keratinocytes above hyperplastic epidermis and no evidence of malignity. There was no association between the lesions and infection with leukemia virus. The treatment was mensal trimming off the cutaneous horns and clinical follow up of the animal.

  10. Envolvimento pulmonar na síndrome de Sweet paraneoplásica Pulmonary involvement in paraneoplastic Sweet's syndrome

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    Marcelo Pavesi

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Síndrome de Sweet (dermatose neutrofílica febril aguda é caracterizada por lesões cutâneas inflamatórias acompanhadas por febre, leucocitose e mal-estar, devendo ser reconhecida por hematologistas, já que freqüentemente é paraneoplásica. O envolvimento sistêmico pode estar presente e o comprometimento pulmonar, apesar de raro, tem sido reportado na forma de infiltração pulmonar bilateral, bronquiolite obliterante e derrame pleural. Há infiltração neutrofílica densa na histologia. Apresentamos o caso de uma paciente com leucemia mielóide crônica que desenvolveu a síndrome de Sweet com infiltrações pulmonares não infecciosas, as quais não foram responsivas à antibioticoterapia, porém mostraram melhora clínica com a corticoterapia.Sweet's syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by inflammatory skin lesions accompanied by fever, leukocytosis and malaise, it should be recognized by hematologists, because it can be a paraneoplastic manifestation. Systemic involvement may be present and lung lesions, despite of the rarity, have been reported in the form of bilateral pulmonary infiltrations, bronchiolitis obliterans and pleural effusion. Histopathology shows dense neutrophilic infiltrates. We present a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia who developed Sweet's syndrome with bilateral pulmonary infiltrations, which were non-responsive to antibiotics but showed clinical improvement on steroid therapy.

  11. Dynamic and ultrastructural study of sphincter of Oddi in early-stage cholelithiasis in rabbits with hypercholesterolemia

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    Jing Guo Wei; Yao Cheng Wang; Fan Du; Hou Jun Yu

    2000-01-01

    AIM To study the relationship between preformation of gallstone and the kinetics and ultrastructure of sphincter of Oddi.METHODS Adult female rabbits were used and divided into 3 groups, and fed with either normal or high cholesterol diet for four or eight weeks.Each group contained eight rabbits. The manometry of sphincter of Oddi, biliary cineradiography, gallbladder volume measurement and ultrastructure observation under electron microscope were performed.RESULTS In groups Ⅰ and Ⅱ, the basal pressure in low-pressure ampulla or high pressure zone of sphincter of Oddi was elevated, the amplitude of phasic contraction was decreased and the volume of gallbladder were increased, with a significant difference (P<0.01) from those of control. Gallstones were found in group Ⅱ rabbits (7/8). Under cineradiography, low-pressure ampulla showed a spasmodic status without apparent peristaltic contraction. Under electron microscope, inside the muscular cells of sphincter of Oddi,loosening of microfilament and swelling of plasmosomes which congregated at the top were observed. The amount showed no obvious change under nitric oxide synthase (NOS) stain.CONCLUSION Twisting of the microfilament and disarrangement of kink macula densa inside the muscular cells suggested that the sphincter of Oddi was under spasmodic status. The impaired diastolic function caused and aggravated the stasis of cystic bile. The swelling plasmosome could be one of the important factors in elevating the tonic pressure of sphincter of Oddi.

  12. L'indifferenza delle periferie Nuove centralità e senso del luogo / The indifference of the suburbs New centralities and sense of place

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    Enrico Prandi

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    Full Text Available Si torna a parlare di Periferie. Non solo e non tanto perché la scomposizione del centro urbano in una moltitudine di centri esterni (sostitutivi più che alternativi, ha determinato la crisi dell’urbanità storica – che ha costruito la città nella sua articolazione di spazi funzionalmente e figurativamente diversi. Quanto perché le zone periferiche, investite della creazione di nuove urbanità, si devono caricare anche della responsabilità di dar forma e senso alla città mediante la definizione del suo limite esterno. Gli interventi nelle periferie dovranno essere il punto di inizio per un ritorno alla città: rigenerata, sostenibile, funzionale, spazialmente densa e compatta. / It is time to speak of the suburbs again. Not only and not so much because fragmentation of the urban centre into a multitude of external “centres” (substitutes rather than alternatives, has determined a crisis in historic urbanism ‒ which is what divided the city into spaces that were functionally and figuratively different ‒ but because suburban areas, invested with the creation of new urbanity, must also assume the responsibility to shape and give sense to the city by defining its outer limit. Interventions in the suburbs must be the starting point for a return to the city: regenerated, sustainable, functional, spatially dense, and compact.

  13. Estéticas de comunicación y políticas de la memoria

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    Jesus Martín Barbero

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    Full Text Available La crisis en las categorías de interpretación de la realidad implica hoy un desplazamiento de aquellos determinantes del cambio social basados en las tecnologías, para situarlos con mayor capacidad de comprender sus consecuencias en los cuerpos y su dimensión política. La explicación de la densa y paradójica convivencia de innumerables opuestos en los contextos sociales actuales se basa en el complejo y dinámico entrelazamiento de modos de simbolización y ritualización del lazo social con el espesor sociocultural adquirido por las redes y los flujos tecnodigitales que han redefinido las fronteras espaciales y temporales entre razón e imaginación, saber e información, naturaleza y artificio, ciencia y arte, saber experto y experiencia profana. Un nuevo lugar es necesario para las prácticas y experiencias en las que alumbra un saber-sentir que reduce la capacidad del hecho tecnológico como determinante de la restructuración social. Estas prácticas y experiencias se debaten en tres tensiones: la temporalidad: entre la amnesia y la memoria; el territorio: entre el espacio y el lugar; y el arte: entre el museo y las performancias ciudadanas.

  14. Ciências da Religião numa sociedade multicultural

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    Wolfgang Gruen

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Texto originalmente apresentado como aula inaugural do Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Religião da PUC Minas. Trata da epistemologia e dos desafios da investigação em Ciências da Religião. Partindo do problema de base da religiosidade na Educação, do fenômeno religioso e sua dimensão profunda, o artigo segue uma densa investigação sobre os limites e horizontes das Ciências da Religião.Palavras-chave: Ciências da Religião; Religião; Religiosidade; Educação; Ensino religioso.ABSTRACTThis text was originally presented as the opening class of the Postgraduate Programme in Sciences of Religion of PUC Minas. It concerns the epistemology and challenges of investigation in Sciences of Religion. Starting from the fundamental question of religiosity in Education, of the religious phenomenon and its deep dimension, the article embarks on a close investigation into the limits and horizons of the Sciences of Religion.Key words: Sciences of religions; Religion; Religiosity; Education; Religious teaching.

  15. RADIÓLISE DE AMINOÁCIDO SOB AÇÃO DE ÍONS PESADOS: IMPLICAÇÕES EM ASTROQUÍMICA E ASTROBIOLOGIA

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    Williamary Portugal

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, estudamos a estabilidade da molécula de glicina na sua forma zwiteriônica cristalina, conhecida como a-glycina (+NH3CH2COO- a duas temperaturas (14 e 300 K, sob a ação de íons rápidos, simulando ambientes espaciais na presença de raios cósmicos pesados. Para tanto, a meia vida da glicina bombardeada no meio interestelar (nuvens densas foi estimada, sendo 1.1 x 104 anos (300 K e 1.6 x 103 anos (14 K. No sistema solar, os valores foram de 1.2 x 103 anos (300 K e 2.8 x 103 anos (14 K. O estudo da estabilidade da glicina, nesses ambientes, traz à tona questões sobre o papel dessa molécula na química pré-bióticana Terra, para auxiliar nas descobertas sobre a origem da vida como a conhecemos.

  16. Alterations in the renal elastin-elastase system in type 1 diabetic nephropathy identified by proteomic analysis.

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    Thongboonkerd, Visith; Barati, Michelle T; McLeish, Kenneth R; Benarafa, Charaf; Remold-O'Donnell, Eileen; Zheng, Shirong; Rovin, Brad H; Pierce, William M; Epstein, Paul N; Klein, Jon B

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    Diabetes now accounts for >40% of patients with ESRD. Despite significant progress in understanding diabetic nephropathy, the cellular mechanisms that lead to diabetes-induced renal damage are incompletely defined. For defining changes in protein expression that accompany diabetic nephropathy, the renal proteome of 120-d-old OVE26 transgenic mice with hypoinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and proteinuria were compared with those of background FVB nondiabetic mice (n = 5). Proteins derived from whole-kidney lysate were separated by two-dimensional PAGE and identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. Forty-one proteins from 300 visualized protein spots were differentially expressed in diabetic kidneys. Among these altered proteins, expression of monocyte/neutrophil elastase inhibitor was increased, whereas elastase IIIB was decreased, leading to the hypothesis that elastin expression would be increased in diabetic kidneys. Renal immunohistochemistry for elastin of 325-d-old FVB and OVE26 mice demonstrated marked accumulation of elastin in the macula densa, collecting ducts, and pelvicalyceal epithelia of diabetic kidneys. Elastin immunohistochemistry of human renal biopsies from patients with type 1 diabetes (n = 3) showed increased elastin expression in renal tubular cells and the interstitium but not glomeruli. These results suggest that coordinated changes in elastase inhibitor and elastase expression result in increased tubulointerstitial deposition of elastin in diabetic nephropathy. The identification of these coordinated changes in protein expression in diabetic nephropathy indicates the potential value of proteomic analysis in defining pathophysiology.

  17. Definiteness strategies and word order in existential-locatives and locatives in Late and Vulgar Latin

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    Concepción Cabrillana

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available § 1.The parameters which began to undergo a profound change in Late Latin include the marking  of definiteness  and the gradual fixation of a different word  order.1  These two phenomena  are brought  into connection by M.. Durante's observation  (1981, 62 that article development2 is one of the main agents involved3 in the emergence of a fixed order of constituents.   § 2. The two parameters are still subject to investigation. The discussion of definite­ ness markers focuses on how and when precisely the article appeared, but it has yielded contradictory conclusions: while some scholars acknowledge the existence of articles in Late and Vulgar Latin texts, such as Egeria's Peregrinatio,4 others deny it.5 Inaddition, there are some less extreme views arguing for an intermediate stage in the long evolution from demonstratives to articles in Late Latin texts.6 The research on word order, especially in Late Latin, frequently focuses on the posi­ tion of the elements considered basic in the language;7 thus, generally speaking, almost everyone is agreed on the SOV > SV08 change, although an alternation of the two orders can be established for the Classical as well as for the Late period ([S]OV/[S]V0.9   § 3. With regard to Late and Vulgar Latin, however, there are only a few specialised papers dealing with potential historical changes in the position of the verbs which present special difficulties in the language, not only with their complex semantic content but also with their ability to form multiple constructions. 10 This is the case with the verb sum in structures expressing a semantic notion of location. The relationship between word order and definiteness in these structures has been examined by scholars attempting ing to explain the difference between the so-called 'locative' constructions (Loe and 'existential-locatives' (ExL, 11 both containing the verb sum: while the former typically front the location-encoding term (pwith a

  18. Spatial and Temporal Features of Superordinate Semantic Processing Studied with fMRI and EEG.

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    Michelle E Costanzo

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    Full Text Available The relationships between the anatomical representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain and the timing of neurophysiological mechanisms involved in manipulating such information remain unclear. This is the case for superordinate semantic categorization – the extraction of general features shared by broad classes of exemplars (e.g. living vs. non-living semantic categories. We proposed that, because of the abstract nature, of this information, input from diverse input modalities (visual or auditory, lexical or non-lexical should converge and be processed in the same regions of the brain, at similar time scales during superordinate categorization - specifically in a network of heteromodal regions, and late in the course of the categorization process. In order to test this hypothesis, we utilized electroencephalography and event related potentials (EEG/ERP with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI to characterize subjects’ responses as they made superordinate categorical decisions (living vs. nonliving about objects presented as visual pictures or auditory words. Our results reveal that, consistent with our hypothesis, during the course of superordinate categorization, information provided by these diverse inputs appears to converge in both time and space: fMRI showed that heteromodal areas of the parietal and temporal cortices are active during categorization of both classes of stimuli. The ERP results suggest that superordinate categorization is reflected as a late positive component (LPC with a parietal distribution and long latencies for both stimulus types. Within the areas and times in which modality independent responses were identified, some differences between living and non-living categories were observed, with a more widespread spatial extent and longer latency responses for categorization of non-living items.  

  19. PRIMING OF OBJECT CATEGORIZATION WITHIN AND ACROSS LEVELS OF SPECIFICITY

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    Matthias M. Müller

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Identification of objects can occur at different levels of specificity. Dependingon task and context, an object can be classified at the superordinate level (as ananimal, at the basic level (a bird or at the subordinate level (a sparrow. Whatare the interactions between these representational levels and do they rely onthe same sequential processes that lead to successful object identification? Inthis electroencephalogram study, a task-switching paradigm (covert naming orliving/non-living judgment was used. Images of objects were repeated eitherwithin the same task, or with a switch from a covert naming task to a livingor non-living judgment and vice versa. While covert naming accesses entrylevel(basic or subordinate, living/non-living judgments rely on superordinateclassification. Our beha-vioural results demonstrated clear priming effectswithin both tasks. However, asymmetries were found when task-switching hadoccurred, with facilitation for covert naming but not for categorization. Wealso found lower accuracy and early-starting and persistent enhancements ofevent-related potentials (ERPs for covert naming, indicating that this task wasmore difficult and involved more intense perceptual and semantic processing.Perceptual priming was marked by consistent reductions of the ERP componentL1 for repeated presentations, both with and without task switching. Additionalrepetition effects were found in early event-related activity between 150-190 ms(N1 when a repeated image had been named at initial presentation. We conclude that differences in N1 indicate task-related changes in the identification processitself. Such enhancements for covert naming again emerge in a later timewindow associated with depth of semantic processing. Meanwhile, L1 reflectsmodulations due to implicit memory of objects. In conclusion, evidence wasfound for representational overlap; changes in ERP markers started early andrevealed cross-task priming at the level of object

  20. Contribution of microorganisms to non-extractable residue formation during biodegradation of ibuprofen in soil

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    Nowak, Karolina M., E-mail: karolina.nowak@ufz.de [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Department of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Girardi, Cristobal; Miltner, Anja [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Gehre, Matthias [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Schäffer, Andreas [Department of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Kästner, Matthias [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany)

    2013-02-15

    Non-extractable residues (NER) formed during biodegradation of organic contaminants in soil are considered to be mainly composed of parent compounds or their primary metabolites with hazardous potential. However, in the case of biodegradable organic compounds, the soil NER may also contain microbial biomass components, for example fatty acids (FA) and amino acids (AA). After cell death, these biomolecules are subsequently incorporated into non-living soil organic matter (SOM) and are stabilised ultimately forming hardly extractable residues of biogenic origin. We investigated biodegradation of {sup 13}C{sub 6}-ibuprofen, in particular the metabolic incorporation of the {sup 13}C-label into FA and AA and their fate in soil over 90 days. {sup 13}C-FA and {sup 13}C-AA amounts in the living microbial biomass fraction initially increased, then decreased over time and were continuously incorporated into the non-living SOM pool. The {sup 13}C-FA in the non-living SOM remained stable from day 59 whereas the contents of {sup 13}C-AA slightly increased until the end. After 90 days, nearly all NER were biogenic as they were made up almost completely by natural biomass compounds. The presented data demonstrated that the potential environmental risks related to the ibuprofen-derived NER are overestimated. - Highlights: ► Biogenic residue formation during microbial degradation of ibuprofen was studied. ► Nearly all non-extractable residues derived from ibuprofen were biogenic. ► Fatty acids and amino acids formed biogenic non-extractable residues and were stabilised in soil. ► Environmental risks of ibuprofen-derived non-extractable residues are overestimated.

  1. BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Kindergarten level

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    This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of six lessons covering the senses of touch and sight, the sense of smell, how to distinguish living and non-living things, cell structures, the skeletal system, and the significance of food groups. 8 figs.

  2. Pseudoracemization (Biological Accumulation of D-amino Acids) in the Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Microbial Ecosystem, a Model for Oceans, Sediments, and Soils

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    Sun, H. J.; McDonald, G. D.; McKay, C. P.; Friedmann, I. E.

    2006-12-01

    Amino acids exist in right-handed and left-handed forms, different in that they are mirror images of each other. In organisms, with few exceptions, only left-handed forms are present. In non-living systems, left-handed forms slowly convert, through the physico-chemical process of racemization, into right-handed ones until the two forms reach equilibrium. We found that in microorganisms in Antarctic rocks right-handed amino acids accumulate from bacterial cell walls, through the biological process pseudoracemization. We suggest that the same process is responsible for the fact that large amounts of right-handed amino acids exist in oceans, sediments and soils.

  3. Biolasers

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    Tian, Zhaobing; Gao, Feng; Zhang, Dan

    1997-03-01

    The concept of biolaser is put forward and its operating mechanism is discussed for the first time in this paper Shawlow ever expanded quantum amplification technique in wavelength, and the author tries to make further exploration in laser active mediums which has only composed of non- living matter - to develop organisms as active mediums of stimulated emission. One of the examples of biolaser is Chinese Qi-gong. Using biolaser theory to expound the Qi- gong training method and its biological effects will significantly promote the development of Qi-gong theory and practice.

  4. A question of scale

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    Vicsek, Tamás

    2010-01-01

    If you search for 'collective behaviour' with your web browser most of the texts popping up will be about group activities of humans, including riots, fashion and mass panic. Nevertheless, collective behaviour is also considered to be an important aspect of observed phenomena in atoms and molecules, for example, during spontaneous magnetization. In your web search, you might also find articles on collectively migrating bacteria, insects or birds; or phenomena where groups of organisms or non- living objects synchronize their signals or motion (think of fireflies flashing in unison or people clapping in phase during rhythmic applause).

  5. Designing Biomimetic, Dissipative Material Systems

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    Balazs, Anna C. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Chemical Engineering Dept.; Whitesides, George M. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Brinker, C. Jeffrey [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Center for Micro-Engineered Materials; Aranson, Igor S. [UChicago, LLC., Argonne, IL (United States); Chaikin, Paul [New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Dogic, Zvonimir [Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Glotzer, Sharon [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering Physics; Hammer, Daniel [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States). School of Engineering and Applied Science; Irvine, Darrell [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering; Little, Steven R. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Chemical Engineering Dept.; Olvera de la Cruz, Monica [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Parikh, Atul N. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Stupp, Samuel [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Medicine. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering; Szostak, Jack [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

    2016-01-21

    Throughout human history, new materials have been the foundation of transformative technologies: from bronze, paper, and ceramics to steel, silicon, and polymers, each material has enabled far-reaching advances. Today, another new class of materials is emerging—one with both the potential to provide radically new functions and to challenge our notion of what constitutes a “material”. These materials would harvest, transduce, or dissipate energy to perform autonomous, dynamic functions that mimic the behaviors of living organisms. Herein, we discuss the challenges and benefits of creating “dissipative” materials that can potentially blur the boundaries between living and non-living matter.

  6. Social and ethical checkpoints for bottom-up synthetic biology, or protocells

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    2009-01-01

    An alternative to creating novel organisms through the traditional “top-down” approach to synthetic biology involves creating them from the “bottom up” by assembling them from non-living components; the products of this approach are called “protocells.” In this paper we describe how bottom-up and top-down synthetic biology differ, review the current state of protocell research and development, and examine the unique ethical, social, and regulatory issues raised by bottom-up synthetic biology....

  7. Primitive Membrane Formation, Characteristics and Roles in the Emergent Properties of a Protocell

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    Pierre-Alain Monnard

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available All contemporary living cells are composed of a collection of self-assembled molecular elements that by themselves are non-living but through the creation of a network exhibit the emergent properties of self-maintenance, self-reproduction, and evolution. This short review deals with the on-going research that aims at either understanding how life emerged on the early Earth or creating artificial cells assembled from a collection of small chemicals. In particular, this article focuses on the work carried out to investigate how self-assembled compartments, such as amphiphile and lipid vesicles, contribute to the emergent properties as part of a greater system.

  8. Bacterium-like Particles for efficient immune stimulation of existing vaccines and new subunit vaccines in mucosal applications

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    Natalija eVan Braeckel-Budimir

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The successful development of a mucosal vaccine critically depends on the use of a safe and effective immunostimulant and/or carrier system. This review describes the effectiveness and mode of action of an immunostimulating particle derived from bacteria in mucosal subunit vaccines. The non-living particles, designated Bacterium-like Particles (BLPs are based on the food-grade bacterium Lactococcus lactis. The focus of the overview is on the development of intranasal BLP-based vaccines to prevent diseases caused by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, and includes a selection of Phase I clinical data for the intranasal FluGEM vaccine.

  9. FPGA design for dual-spectrum Visual Scene Preparation in retinal prosthesis.

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    Al Yaman, Musa; Al-Atabany, Walid; Bystrov, Alex; Degenaar, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    A method of Visual Scene Preparation for the patients suffering Retinitis Pigmentosa is implemented in hardware for the first time. The scene is captured with two cameras, one visible spectrum and one infra-red, in order to distinguish between the live and non-live objects. The live objects are subsequently emphasized in the output image, thus helping a patient to see the most significant detail with the healthy part of the retina. The implementation uses Verilog language and FPGA platform. A system prototype is analyzed and compared to MATLAB results.

  10. People Recognition: A Historical/Anthropological Perspective

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    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available Using current neurological and neuropsychological literature, and the analysis of different cultural and historical conditions, people recognition is analyzed. Different “subsystems” or “modules” could be involved in individuals' recognition: living versus non-living, own species versus other species, familiar versus non-familiar, males versus females, and individual identification versus emotional identification. Not only visual, but also auditory and even olfactory information may be involved in people recognition. Visual information involved in people recognition is proposed to include not only the perception of faces, but also the perception of whole body and gait, clothes, emotional expressions, and individual marks.

  11. Metals Bioaccumulation Mechanism in Neem Bark.

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    Krishnani, Kishore K; Boddu, Veera M; Moon, Deok Hyun; Ghadge, S V; Sarkar, Biplab; Brahmane, M P; Choudhary, K; Kathiravan, V; Meng, Xiaoguang

    2015-09-01

    The aim of this work was to define the bioaccumulation mechanism of metals onto the non-living biomaterial prepared from an extensively available plant bark biomass of neem (Azadirachta indica). Based on maximum ultimate fixation capacities (mmol/g) of the product, metals ions could be arranged as Hg(2+) Neem bark can be used as bioindicators, bioaccumulators and biomonitors while determining environmental pressures. Metal bioaccumulative properties and structural investigation of plant bark has potential in providing quantitative information on the metal contamination in the surrounding environment.

  12. [Special features of water structure formation in biosystems according to dielkometric data].

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    Gall', L N; Masiukevich, S V; Gall', N R

    2014-01-01

    Experimental data on dielectric function and dielectric loss tangent in living and non-living water-containing systems have been discussed from the viewpoint of our earlier concept on energy transfer in living systems and the role of water in this process. Estimates have been made of a mean length of fractal quasi-crystals, representing the form of biomolecules hydration in the living system; the expected lengths of these quasicrystals are of order of 1000 H2O molecules. It is concluded that the peaks at the curve of frequency dependence of dielectric loss tangent in living systems is due to water sub-system, but not biomolecular vibrations.

  13. Executive order no. 1101 of 18. November 2005. Executive order concerning the continental shelf; Bekedtgoerelse no. 1101 af 18. november 2005. Bekendtgoerelse om lov om kontinentalsoklen

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    The Danish continental shelf's natural resources belong to the Danish state and can only be explored or exploited by other parties through license. In this law natural resources mean: 1) the sea bed or the sea bed's underground minerals and other non-living occurrences, and 2) living organisms, which, when they are ready to be cached, are either stationary on or under the sea bed or incapable of moving without continuous contact with the sea bed or the underground. (BA)

  14. The importance of stochastic transitions for the origin of life.

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    Higgs, Paul G; Wu, Meng

    2012-10-01

    We discuss the origin of life in terms of an RNA World scenario in which the creation of autocatalytic sequences is the key step. Our computational models illustrate that life arises by a rare stochastic event that occurs due to spatially localized concentration fluctuations. This allows the chemical system to jump from a non-living state with very low ribozyme concentration to a living state that is controlled by ribozymes. Once the living state is established locally, it can spread deterministically through the rest of the system. These are generic features also possessed by more complex models with a greater degree of chemical realism.

  15. Beyond the Neomaterialist Divide

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    Wilson, Alexander

    2017-01-01

    -thinking as such, or is it always already imbued with some sort of subjectivity? Is the new materialsm’s goal to come to terms with the non-living origin of life? Or is it rather to recognize that seemingly dead materials are always in some sense incipiently alive? For convenience, we can think of two...... neomaterialist perspectives: the rationalist or eliminative neomaterialism, and the vitalist or panpsychist neomaterialism. I explore some of the conceptual problems faced by both camps and, drawing from the recently developed theory of consciousness as integrated information (Tononi, 2008), as well as its...

  16. Composição das comunidades de planárias terrestres (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola do Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra, Brasil Community composition of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola of the National Park of Aparados da Serra, Brazil

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    Vanessa A. Baptista

    Full Text Available O Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra (PNAS, localizado na borda oriental do Planalto das Araucárias, é uma das principais unidades de conservação do sul do Brasil, caracterizando-se pela ocorrência de fragmentos de floresta ombrófila mista, intermediada por campos secos e úmidos, e por uma área contínua de floresta ombrófila densa. Registraram-se, para o PNAS, 35 espécies de planárias terrestres, distribuídas em cinco gêneros (Geoplana Stimpson, 1857, Choeradoplana Graff, 1896, Notogynaphallia Ogren & Kawakatsu, 1990, Pasipha Ogren & Kawakatsu, 1990 e Cephaloflexa Carbayo & Leal-Zanchet, 2003, pertencentes à família Geoplanidae, subfamília Geoplaninae. Observaram-se 23 e 21 espécies, respectivamente, nas áreas de floresta ombrófila mista e floresta ombrófila densa. O coeficiente de similaridade de Jaccard entre as duas formações foi de 0,42. Em áreas de campo nativo foi observada apenas uma espécie. Sete espécies foram coletadas em áreas abertas antropizadas, sendo quatro delas também observadas nas áreas de floresta. Amplia-se a distribuição de quatro espécies, a saber, Cephaloflexa bergi (Graff, 1899, Notogynaphallia graffi Leal-Zanchet & Froehlich, 2006, Geoplana franciscana Leal-Zanchet & Carbayo, 2001, e Geoplana josefi Carbayo & Leal-Zanchet, 2001, as duas últimas conhecidas somente da sua localidade-tipo.The National Park of Aparados da Serra (PNAS, located at the Eastern border of Araucarian Plateau, is one of the main protected areas of Southern Brazil, being characterized by the occurrence of fragments of mixed ombrophilous forest, surrounded by wet and dry grassland fields, and a continuous area of dense ombrophilous forest. We registered for the PNAS 35 species of land planarians, distributed into five genera (Geoplana Stimpson, 1857, Choeradoplana Graff, 1896, Notogynaphallia Ogren & Kawakatsu, 1990, Pasipha Ogren & Kawakatsu, 1990 and Cephaloflexa Carbayo & Leal-Zanchet, 2003 of the family

  17. ¿Bajo las riendas del teléfono móvil? Control social, normalización y resistencia Sob as rédeas do telefone móvel? Controle social, normalização e resistência Under the reins of mobile phone? Social control, normalization and resistance

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    Felipe Andrés Corredor Álvarez

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    Full Text Available Los teléfonos móviles son una tecnología constitutiva de las relaciones sociales, inclusiva y cuyas prácticas asociadas participan en la formación del sujeto común en nuestros días, por medio del control social, la normalización y la resistencia, mecanismos que no han sido suficientemente abordados y de los que pretendemos dar cuenta con este trabajo. A partir de los conceptos de poder y resistencia, tácticas y estrategias, y preformatividad, analizaremos la noción de control social para dar cuenta del objetivo. La técnica utilizada fue grupos de discusión y descripción densa para el análisis. Los resultados indican que el móvil actúa como mediador, en el sentido latouriano: en el acto de 'contactar a alguien' estos dispositivos permiten que pasen o no cosas, modificando las intenciones de su uso, redefiniendo las relaciones, propiciando así efectos de normalización, control social y resistencia. Dichos procesos reaccionan mutuamente: el funcionamiento del poder alimenta la resistencia y viceversa.Os celulares são uma tecnologia constitutiva e inclusiva das relações sociais. Suas práticas associadas participam na formação do sujeito comum em nossos dias por meio do controle social, da normalização e da resistência, mecanismos que não foram suficientemente abordados, os quais pretendemos dar conta com este trabalho. A partir dos conceitos de poder e resistência, performatividade, táticas e estratégias, analisaremos a noção de controle social para dar conta deste objetivo. Foram utilizados grupos de discussão e descrição densa para a análise. Os resultados indicam que o celular atua como mediador, no sentido latouriano: no ato de contatar alguém esses dispositivos permitem que passem ou não coisas, modificando as intenções de seu uso, redefinindo as relações e propiciando, assim, efeitos de normalização, controle social e resistência. Tais processos reagem mutuamente: o funcionamento do poder alimenta

  18. Aquatic macrophytes tolerance to domestic wastewater and their efficiency in artificial wetlands under greenhouse conditions Tolerancia de macrófitas acuáticas a aguas residuales domésticas y su eficiencia en humedales artificiales en condiciones de invernadero

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    Ma. Elena Pérez-López

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    Full Text Available Aquatic and semi-aquatic plant species of three different water qualities were inventoried, two of the El Tunal river and one of one of its tributaries, considering its content of dissolved oxygen, soluble phosphates, nitrate, ammonia, fecal coliforms, total suspended solids, and measurements of pH and electrical conductivity. A MANOVA/ANOVA demonstrated significant differences among parameters and sites. Twenty-eight species were identified; from them: Schoenoplectus americanus, S. tabernaemontani and Eleocharis densa were selected. All three were grown successfully under greenhouse conditions. Adaptation to local wastewater was evaluated using 5 micro-units: one control with wastewater (WW, another with gravel (G, and three sub-surface flow wetlands, one for each of the three selected plants, in duplicate. For ammonia and phosphate concentration, the systems with gravel removed 96 - 98%, and 99 - 100%, respectively. Fecal coliforms content was reduced about the same in all systems, 98.5 - 98.7%. No significant differences were found in removal of fecal coliforms and ammonia across time or among species. Removal of ions (98% in 48 h was due mainly to the gravel used as support, for its ionic exchange capacity. Nonetheless, the three selected species are considered as appropriate for wetland construction because they are native, abundant, tolerant to local conditions, easy to propagate and establish, and highly tolerant to wastewater in their place of origin. Its dense growing habit would represent also a refuge for wildlife, another goal for constructing a wetland in the area.Se inventariaron las especies de plantas acuáticas y semi-acuáticas de tres calidades de agua: dos provenientes del río El Tunal y otra de uno de sus tributarios, considerando su contenido de oxígeno disuelto, fosfato soluble, nitrato, amoniaco, coliformes fecales, sólidos suspendidos totales y sus valores en pH y conductividad eléctrica. Un MANOVA/ ANOVA demostr

  19. Posicionamento estrutural e relacional em redes de empresas: uma análise do consórcio modular da indústria automobilística Structural and relational network position: analysis of a modular consortium in the automotive industry

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    Mário Sacomano Neto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available As empresas operam em um ambiente estruturado por vínculos estabelecidos com outras empresas e também com fornecedores, clientes concorrentes, instituições reguladoras, etc. Dessa forma, elas estão estrutural e relacionalmente imersas em redes de outros atores. Morfologicamente, toda rede é composta pelos nós (atividades ou empresas, posições na estrutura, ligações e fluxos entre os atores. A partir da análise morfológica e das propriedades da rede, é possível compreender como posições privilegiadas na rede refletem o acesso a recursos, informações, normas e legitimidade. Este artigo analisa como o posicionamento estrutural e relacional dos fornecedores de autopeças no consórcio modular condicionou a difusão do conhecimento, a criação de mecanismos de controle e a modificação das relações de poder entre montadora e fornecedores. Nesse sistema, toda a montagem dos veículos é realizada pelos modulistas instalados dentro da planta da montadora. A pesquisa caracteriza-se como um estudo exploratório e descritivo realizado por meio de multicasos, envolvendo uma montadora (consórcio modular e dois fornecedores de autopeças (modulistas. A coleta de dados primária foi realizada in loco por meio de observação e entrevistas em profundidade com diretores de produção das empresas mencionadas e da análise de documentos. As conclusões da pesquisa revelam que as redes densas e coesas, caracterizadas pelo consórcio modular, promoveram canais de difusão e transbordamento (spilllovers dos conhecimentos técnicos e gerenciais entre a montadora e os modulistas estudados. Em contrapartida, a rede densa gera estruturas distintas de controle, altamente institucionalizadas, e redistribui o poder decisório em favor dos modulistas.The organizations operate in an environment structured through productive and technological entailment, established between companies and institutions. Morphologically, the entire network is composed of

  20. 阿克苏市5种常见绿化树种滞尘规律%Patterns of dust retention by five common tree species for urban greening in Aksu City, Northwest China

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    阿丽亚·拜都热拉; 玉米提·哈力克; 塔依尔江·艾山; 艾克热木·吾布力; 喀哈尔·扎依木; 金华

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    绿化树种在截留沙尘、降低大气颗粒污染物浓度、改善城市生态环境等方面发挥着不可替代的作用。该文选取新疆南部典型绿洲城市--阿克苏市不同功能区的绿化树种,用多重比较法对比分析了二球悬铃木(Platanus × acerifolia)、新疆杨(Populus alba var. pyramidalis)、圆冠榆(Ulmus densa)、天山梣(Fraxinus sogdiana)和垂柳(Salix babylonica)5个树种叶片平均滞尘量随时间变化及不同高度叶片的滞尘能力,探讨了阿克苏市主要绿化树种的滞尘规律,得出以下结论:不同绿化树种单位叶面积滞尘量差异显著,差距在1.15-2.17倍之间,绿化树种滞尘量随着时间延长而增加;同一树种在城市不同功能区的滞尘能力不同:工业区>交通枢纽区>居民区>清洁区;不同高度的叶片,其滞尘量在工业区和交通枢纽区差异显著:高度1m的叶片滞尘量>高度2m的叶片滞尘量>高度4m的叶片滞尘量。%Aims Air pollution poses a long-term threat to human health and life quality of urban residents. In particular, dust pollution in oasis cities of arid regions has been associated with reduced life expectancy. Trees (especially their leaves) in cities can absorb airborne particulate matter and reduce the impacts of air pollution on people and urban environment. This study examined dust retention capacity of the leaves of Platanus × acerifolia, Populus alba var. pyramidalis, Ulmus densa, Fraxinus sogdiana, and Salix babylonica in different functional areas in Aksu City, Northwest China. Our objectives were to determine that how much dust can be removed on unit leaf area basis by each of the tree species and that how the patterns of dust removal may vary with time, among different sites, and the height where leaves are positioned. Methods Dust samples were washed off the leaf surfaces and weighed by electronic scales with an accuracy of 1μg (PTX-FA-210, Polestar, Hartford, USA). Individual

  1. Weed Occurrence Regularity in Mixed Pastures of Perennial Grasses in East Qilian Mountains%东祁连山多年生禾草混播草地杂草发生规律

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    Weed occurrence regularity and change in the first and third years of mixed pasture cultivation was analyzed u-sing different combinations of mixed pasture cultivation in east Qilian Mountains in 201 2.In the first year dominant weeds in cultivated perennial grasses were Elsholtzia densa,Sphallerocarpus gracilis and Chenopodium glaucum,and the third year dominant weeds were S.gracilis,Stachys sieboldi,E.densa and Polygonim sibircum.The richness index,pielou in-dex and Shannon -wiener index for weeds in the third year were higher than in the first year,but the weeds density,cover-age and biomass were less than those found in the first year.In the first year,the richness index,Pielou index and Shan-non -Weiner index of the weeds were not significantly affected by different mixtures.As mixture gradually increased,the richness index,Pielou index and Shannon -Weiner index also increased,but the relative density and aboveground biomass decreased.%以东祁连山2012年建植的不同组合禾草混播草地为对象,研究混播草地建植第1年、第3年的杂草发生规律与变化。结果表明:多年生禾草混作草地建植第1年杂草以密花香薷(Elsholtzia densa)、迷果芹(Sphallero-carpus gracilis)、藜(Chenopodium glaucum)为优势,建植第3年杂草则以迷果芹、甘露子(Stachys sieboldi)、密花香薷、西伯利亚蓼(Polygonim sibir cum)为主;混播草地建植3年的杂草的丰富度指数、Pielou 指数、Shannon -weiner指数高于建植第1年,密度、盖度和生物量低于建植第1年;建植第1年,不同混作组分间丰富度指数、Pielou 指数、Shannon -weiner 多样性指数差异不显著。建植第3年,随混作组分的增加,杂草的丰富度、均匀度和多样性增加,地上生物量、盖度和密度下降。

  2. Pteridófitas de Santa Catarina: um olhar sobre os dados do Inventário Florístico Florestal de Santa Catarina, Brasil Ferns and Fern allies from Santa Catarina State: a "look at the data" from Santa Catarina Floristic Forest Inventory, Brazil

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    André Luís de Gasper

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    Full Text Available Uma das unidades federativas com melhor conhecimento de sua flora, Santa Catarina é o primeiro estado a concluir o Inventário Florístico Florestal na atualidade. Coberto por Floresta Ombrófila Densa, Floresta Ombrófila Mista, Floresta Estacional Decidual e formações associadas, possui grande riqueza de espécies. Este trabalho visa apresentar as espécies de pteridófitas coletadas nas 563 unidades amostrais visitadas. Ao todo 324 espécies foram registradas, das quais 300 são samambaias e 24, licófitas. Estas pertencem a 29 famílias e 94 gêneros, sendo as famílias com maior riqueza específica Polypodiaceae (48 espécies, Pteridaceae (42 e Dryopteridaceae (38. Os gêneros com maior diversidade de espécies foram Asplenium e Thelypteris, com 27 espécies, seguido por Blechnum com 15. Destacam-se ainda 75 espécies consideradas endêmicas para o bioma. 18 registros novos para a flora de Santa Catarina foram feitos. A distribuição por região fitoecológica é a que segue: 288 espécies para a Floresta Ombrófila Densa (128 exclusivas desta região fitoecológica, 177 para a Floresta Ombrófila Mista (30 exclusivas e 57 para a Floresta Estacional Decidual (três exclusivas. Foram registradas ainda 17 espécies para a restinga. Destaca-se a importância do registro de Asplenium lacinulatum, espécie coletada em área de intensa exploração imobiliária e novo registro para Santa Catarina e Alansmia senilis primeiro registro para o Sul do Brasil.Santa Catarina is the first Brazilian state to complete its Forest and Floristic Inventory, and is considered one of the states with a well-known flora. This region is covered by evergreen tropical rain forest, Araucaria forest, seasonal deciduous forest and associated ecosystems, and shows high species richness. This paper presents a list of ferns collected in 563 sampling units. Altogether, 324 species were recorded (300 ferns and 24 lycophytes, which belong to 29 families and 94 genera. The

  3. Assistência à criança com disfunção neuromotora na abordagem da rede social: um estudo de caso Asistencia al niño con disfunción neuromotora en el abordaje de la red social: un estudio de caso Assistance to the child with neuromotor disorder using a social networkapproach: a case study

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    Renata Dourado da Silveira

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    Full Text Available O estudo de caso teve como propósito descrever a situação de saúde de uma criança com disfunção neuromotora e sua rede social, com aprofundamento no contexto socioeconômico. Os objetivos foram: identificar o cuidador da criança; construir o mapa da rede social da criança; discutir a importância do cuidador e contexto familiar no desenvolvimento da criança com disfunção neuromotora. Os dados foram coletados no prontuário na consulta de enfermagem; na abordagem da mãe durante a fisioterapia; na visita à casa da avó materna; na observação sistemática da criança, e mantiveram-se contatos pelo telefone. Os resultados mostraram que a menina está envolvida com diferentes pessoas e tem variados vínculos. Conclui-se que, apesar de a rede social ser ampla e densa, seus vínculos são fragilizados, o que torna a relação íntima e direta da menina restrita a poucas pessoas, como mãe, irmão e avó materna.El estudio de caso tuvo como propósito describir la situación de la salud de una niña con disfunción neuromotora y su red social, con profundización en el contexto socio-económico. Los objetivos fueron: identificar el cuidador de la niña; construir el mapa de la red social de la niña; discutir la importancia del cuidador y del contexto familiar en el desarrollo de la niña con disfunción neuromotora. Los datos fueron colectados en el registro médico; consulta de enfermería; abordaje de la madre durante la fisioterapia; visita a la casa de la abuela materna; observación sistemática de la niña y contactos por teléfono. Los resultados mostraron que la niña está enredada con diversas personas y variados enlaces. Se concluye aunque la red social sea amplia y densa, sus enlaces son fragilizados, lo que torna la relación íntima y directa a la niña restricta a pocas personas, como madre, hermano, abuela materna.The case study's intention was to describe the situation regarding the health of a child with neuromotor

  4. The fauna of phlebotomines (Diptera, Psychodidae in different phytogeographic regions of the state of Maranhão, Brazil Fauna de flebotomíneos (Diptera, Psychodidae em municípios de diferentes fitorregiões, no estado do Maranhão, Brasil

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    José Manuel Macário Rebêlo

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    Full Text Available Phlebotomine specimens were captured in domiciliary and forest environments in 47 municipalities between 1982 and 2005 with the aid of CDC light traps. A total of 91 species were found, of which four belonged to genus Brumptomyia and 87 to genus Lutzomyia, distributed among the following subgenera: Evandromyia (6, Lutzomyia (5, Micropygomyia (2, Nyssomyia (9, Pintomyia (2, Pressatia (3, Psathyromyia (6, Psychodopygus (14, Sciopemyia (4, Trichophoromyia (2, Viannamyia (2; species groups: Aragaoi (2, Baityi (1, Dreisbachi (1, Migonei (12, Oswaldoi (8, Pilosa (1, Saulensis (2, Verrucarum (4 and ungrouped (1. Species diversity was greatest in areas where there was dense evergreen seasonal forest (52 species, ombrophilous forest (31 and meridional cerrados (23 and lowest in areas with mixed forest (forest with babassu palms, cerrado and caatinga. The greatest similarity index was observed for restinga and open evergreen seasonal forest (J=0.48. Dense evergreen seasonal forest had greatest similarity with ombrophilous forest (J=0.38. The phlebotomine fauna was species rich and unevenly distributed in Maranhão, reflecting the phytogeographical complexity of the state, which is a result of the great variety of ecosystems and climate zones.Espécimes de flebotomíneos foram capturados nos anos de 1982 a 2005, em ambientes domiciliares e florestais de 47 municípios, com uso de armadilhas luminosas CDC. Foram encontradas 91 espécies, sendo quatro pertencentes ao gênero Brumptomyia e 87 ao gênero Lutzomyia, distribuídas nos seguintes subgêneros: Evandromyia (6, Lutzomyia (5, Micropygomyia (2, Nyssomyia (9, Pintomyia (2, Pressatia (3, Psathyromyia (6, Psychodopygus (14, Sciopemyia (4, Trychophoromyia (2, Viannamyia (2; grupo de espécies: Aragaoi (2, Baityi (1, Dreisbachi (1, Migonei (12, Oswaldoi (8, Pilosa (1, Saulensis (2, Verrucarum (4 e não agrupada (1. A diversidade de espécies foi maior nas áreas de floresta estacional perenifólia densa (52

  5. The relationship between apparent soil electrical conductivity and soil properties Relação entre condutividade elétrica aparente e propriedades do solo

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    Domingos Sárvio Magalhães Valente

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Precision agriculture that is based on the physical and chemical properties of soil requires a dense sampling to evaluate spatial variability in the field. This dense sampling is often expensive and time consuming. One technique to reduce the number of samples is to define management zones based on information that is collected in the field. Some researchers have demonstrated the importance of the electrical properties of soil in defining management zones. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the apparent soil electrical conductivity and soil properties in mountainous areas of coffee production. The electrical conductivity of soil was evaluated at soil depths ranging from 0.00-0.20 m (EC20 and 0.00-0.40 m (EC40 using a portable meter. The mean values of EC20 and EC40 were 1.80 mS m-1 and 1.22 mS m-1, respectively. Both EC20 and EC40 exhibited comparatively low correlations with the soil properties, whereas higher correlations were obtained for measurements of remaining phosphorus, wherein values of 0.427 and 0.465, respectively, were obtained.A agricultura de precisão baseada nas propriedades físicas e químicas do solo exige uma amostragem densa para se determinar a variabilidade espacial no campo. Essa amostragem densa, muitas vezes apresenta custo e tempo consumido elevado. Uma das técnicas para reduzir o número de amostras é definir zonas de manejo em função de informações coletadas no campo. Alguns pesquisadores têm demonstrado a importância desempenhada pelas variáveis elétricas do solo para definir zonas de manejo. Dessa forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a relação entre a variabilidade espacial da condutividade elétrica aparente e propriedades do solo em regiões de produção de cafés de montanha. A condutividade elétrica foi medida no perfil de solo de 0,00-0,20 m (CE20 e 0,00-0,40 m (CE40 usando um sensor portátil. Os valores de CE20 e CE40 foram de 1,80 mS m-1 e 1

  6. A comunicação no cuidado: uma questão fundamental na enfermagem La comunicación en la atención: una cuestión fundamental en enfermería Communication in care: a fundamental task in nursing

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    Márcia de Assunção Ferreira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa discute a comunicação como instrumento básico do cuidado, articulado à dinâmica de cuidar e aos cuidados no hospital. Foram feitas entrevistas, observações participantes e consultas aos prontuários. Aplicou-se a descrição densa e análise temática. Diversas formas de comunicação foram identificadas: verbais e não-verbais. Sobressaiu a forma como o profissional abordava e se comunicava com o cliente, imprimindo mais ou menos atenção e carinho. A interação no cuidado emergiu dos encontros e conversas entre os profissionais e clientes, integrando-os ao cuidado. O ato de conversar é fundamental no cuidado. Seja de conteúdo técnico ou lúdico, a conversa implica em comunicação, que comporta interação, linguagem, gestos e cognição. Daí a sua importância para a enfermagem, arte e ciência do cuidado.La investigación discute la comunicación como instrumento básico del cuidado, articulado a la dinámica de cuidar y a los cuidados en el hospital. Se hicieran entrevistas, observaciones participativas y consultas de prontuarios. Se aplicó la descripción de carácter minuciosa (descripción densa y el análisis temático. Se identificaron diversas formas de comunicación: verbales y non-verbales. Sobresalió la forma como el profesional abordaba y se comunicaba con el cliente, imprimiendo más o menos cariño. La interacción en el cuidado emergió de los encuentros y conversaciones entre los profesionales y clientes, integrándolos al cuidado. El acto de conversar es fundamental en el cuidado. Sea de contenido técnico o lúdico, la conversación implica comunicación, que abarca interacción, lenguaje, gestos y cognición. Allí radica su importancia para la enfermería, arte y ciencia del cuidado.The research debates the communication as basic instrument of the attention, articulated to the dynamic of the care and of the attention in the hospital. Interviews had been made, participant observation and consult to

  7. Piscadelas de caveiras: a escatologia do Jardim das Flores Skull winks: the eschatology of the Garden of Flowers

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    John C. Dawsey

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available No Jardim das Flores, na periferia de uma cidade do interior paulista, moradores interpretam o seu mundo por meio de histórias sobre o céu e o inferno, e a destruição e recriação do mundo. Como interpretar essas interpretações? A partir dessa questão a antropologia de Geertz propõe-se a fazer uma "descrição densa" em que seja possível distinguir um piscar de olhos de uma piscadela marota. As histórias que se contam no Jardim das Flores, porém, não são meras interpretações. Nelas se alojam vontades de interromper o próprio curso do mundo. Ao dizerem algo sobre o mundo, elas irrompem como provocações capazes de suscitar um abrir e fechar dos olhos, com efeitos de despertar. Por meio de imagens carregadas de tensões, uma descrição densa também adquire as qualidades de uma descrição tensa, um assombro. Não seriam as elipses, incoerências e emendas suspeitas - onde um texto parece desmanchar - os sinais do "baixo corporal" do texto que chamamos cultura? Talvez nesses lugares, como as histórias do Jardim das Flores revelam, encontrem-se os subsolos mais férteis de um texto, ou, ainda, o seu fundo escatológico.In the Garden of Flowers, a peripheral district of a city of the interior of São Paulo, people interpret their world, among other ways, by telling stories about heaven and earth, and the destruction and recreation of the world. How should one interpret these interpretations? As a way for dealing with this question, Geertz developed the notion of 'thick description,' by which one may distinguish a twitch from a wink. The stories told in the Garden of Flowers are not mere interpretations, however. They emerge from the will to interrupt the very course of the world. As they say something about the world, they also erupt as provocations, with awakening effects, causing one's eyes to close and reopen. By means of tension-filled images, 'thick description' may also acquire the qualities of tense description, provoking

  8. Computer simulation of flow-dependent absorption in microperfused short Henle's loop of rats.

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    Baines, A D; Basmadjian, D; Wang, B C

    1979-01-01

    With computer simulation we examined the extent to which current theories and experimental data explain function of single microperfused superficial Henle's loops in rats. In the model standard phenomenological equations describe transport; two sets of transport parameters labeled rat and rabbit were taken from published experiments; Michaelis-Menten kinetics in the ascending thick limb were adjusted arbitrarily; tubular radius is either constant or depends on luminal pressure with compliance based on experimental observations; the interstitium is an infinite sink with salt and urea concentrations constant in the cortex and exponentially increasing in the outer medulla; concentrations resemble those found in hydropenic or saline diuretic rats. The following predictions were obtained. The model with rabbit parameters does not recirculate urea and will not operate with high medullary urea concentrations; with rat parameters too much urea recirculates an the results of perfusion with equilibrium solution are not reproduced. Using a compromise between rat and rabbit parameters, the model reproduces water absorption, salt reabsorption, and urea recirculation as observed in vivo in rat loops perfused at 5-40 nl/min. It also simulates perfusion with saline, equilibrium solution, saline plus furosemide, and 300 mM mannitol. When the model includes a short early distal segment, effluent salt concentration reaches a minimum at a 15 nl/min perfusion rate as observed in vivo; however, concentration at the macula densa is a monotonically increasing function of flow. When permeation rate is a function of wall surface area and thickness a better fit to experimental results is produced. However, the effect is small: water absorption alters by 4% or less and effluent salt concentration is reduced by up to 10% at low perfusion rates. Comparison of rigid and compliant loops shows no relationship between transit time per se and reabsorption. PMID:262377

  9. High glucose and renin release: the role of succinate and GPR91.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János

    2010-12-01

    Diabetes mellitus is the most common and rapidly growing cause of end-stage renal disease. A classic hallmark of diabetes pathology is the activation of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS), which may lead to hypertension and renal tissue injury, but the mechanism of RAS activation has been elusive. Recently, we described the intrarenal localization of the novel metabolic receptor GPR91 and established some of its functions in diabetes. These include the triggering of renin release in early diabetes via both vascular (endothelial) and tubular (macula densa) sites in the juxtaglomerular apparatus as well as the activation of MAP kinases in the distal nephron-collecting duct, which are important signaling mechanisms in diabetic nephropathy (DN) and renal fibrosis. GPR91 is a cell surface receptor for succinate and during the past few years it has provided a new paradigm for the mechanism of cell stress response in many organs. Beyond its traditional role in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, succinate now has an unexpected hormone-like signaling function, which may provide a feedback between local tissue metabolism, mitochondrial stress, and organ functions. Succinate accumulation in the local tissue environment and GPR91 signaling appear to be important early mechanisms by which cells detect and respond to hyperglycemia and trigger tissue injury in DN. Also, the distal nephron-collecting duct system, which is the major source of (pro)renin in diabetes and has the highest level of GPR91 expression in the kidney, may have an important, active, and early role in the pathogenesis of DN in contrast to the existing glomerulus-centric paradigm.

  10. Immunolocalization of a microsomal prostaglandin E synthase in rabbit kidney.

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    Fuson, Amanda L; Komlosi, Peter; Unlap, Tino M; Bell, P Darwin; Peti-Peterdi, János

    2003-09-01

    PGE2, the major cyclooxygenase (COX) metabolite of arachidonic acid, is an important paracrine regulator of numerous tubular and vascular functions in the kidney. To date, COX activity has been considered the key step in prostaglandin synthesis and is well characterized. However, much less is known about the recently cloned microsomal PGE2 synthase (mPGES), the terminal enzyme of PGE2 synthesis, which converts COX-derived PGH2 to the biologically important PGE2. Present studies provide the detailed localization of mPGES protein in the rabbit kidney using immunohistochemistry. In the cortex, strong mPGES labeling was found in the macula densa (MD) and principal cells of the connecting segment and cortical collecting tubule but not in intercalated cells. The medulla was abundant in mPGES-positive structures, with heavy labeling in the collecting duct system. In descending thin limbs and renal medullary interstitial cells, mPGES expression was less intense, and it was below the limits of detection in the vasa recta. Expression of MD mPGES, similarly to COX-2, was greatly increased in response to low-salt diet and angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibition by captopril. These findings suggest autocrine regulation of renal salt and water transport by PGE2 in descending thin limb and collecting tubule and a paracrine effect of PGE2 on the glomerular and medullary vasculature. Similar to other organs, mPGES in the kidney is an inducible enzyme and may be similarly regulated and acts in concert with COX-2.

  11. Calcium wave of tubuloglomerular feedback.

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    Peti-Peterdi, János

    2006-08-01

    ATP release from macula densa (MD) cells into the interstitium of the juxtaglomerular (JG) apparatus (JGA) is an integral component of the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism that controls the glomerular filtration rate. Because the cells of the JGA express a number of calcium-coupled purinergic receptors, these studies tested the hypothesis that TGF activation triggers a calcium wave that spreads from the MD toward distant cells of the JGA and glomerulus. Ratiometric calcium imaging of in vitro microperfused isolated JGA-glomerulus complex dissected from rabbits was performed with fluo-4/fura red and confocal fluorescence microscopy. Activation of TGF by increasing tubular flow rate at the MD rapidly produced a significant elevation in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) in extraglomerular mesangial cells (by 187.6 +/- 45.1 nM) and JG renin granular cells (by 281.4 +/- 66.6 nM). Subsequently, cell-to-cell propagation of the calcium signal at a rate of 12.6 +/- 1.1 microm/s was observed upstream toward proximal segments of the afferent arteriole and adjacent glomeruli, as well as toward intraglomerular elements including the most distant podocytes (5.9 +/- 0.4 microm/s). The same calcium wave was observed in nonperfusing glomeruli, causing vasoconstriction and contractions of the glomerular tuft. Gap junction uncoupling, an ATP scavenger enzyme cocktail, and pharmacological inhibition of P(2) purinergic receptors, but not adenosine A(1) receptor blockade, abolished the changes in [Ca(2+)](i) and propagation of the calcium wave. These studies provided evidence that both gap junctional communication and extracellular ATP are integral components of the TGF calcium wave.

  12. Fluid flow in the juxtaglomerular interstitium visualized in vivo.

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    Rosivall, László; Mirzahosseini, Shahrokh; Toma, Ildikó; Sipos, Arnold; Peti-Peterdi, János

    2006-12-01

    Earlier electron microscopy studies demonstrated morphological signs of fluid flow in the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA), including fenestrations of the afferent arteriole (AA) endothelium facing renin granular cells. We aimed to directly visualize fluid flow in the JGA, the putative function of the fenestrated endothelium, using intravital multiphoton microscopy of Munich-Wistar rats and C57BL6 mice. Renin content of the AA correlated strongly with the length of the fenestrated, filtering AA segment. Fluorescence of the extracellular fluid marker lucifer yellow (LY) injected into the cannulated femoral vein in bolus was followed in the renal cortex by real-time imaging. LY was detected in the interstitium around the JG AA before the plasma LY filtered into Bowman's capsule and early proximal tubule. The fluorescence intensity of LY in the JGA interstitium was 17.9 +/- 3.5% of that in the AA plasma (n = 6). The JGA fluid flow was oscillatory, consisting of two components: a fast (one every 5-10 s) and a slow (one every 45-50 s) oscillation, most likely due to the rapid transmission of both the myogenic and tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF)-mediated hemodynamic changes. LY was also detected in the distal tubular lumen about 2-5 s later than in the AA, indicating the flow of JGA interstitial fluid through the macula densa. In the isolated microperfused JGA, blocking the early proximal tubule with a micropipette caused significant increases in MD cell volume by 62 +/- 4% (n = 4) and induced dilation of the intercellular lateral spaces. In summary, significant and dynamic fluid flow exists in the JGA which may help filter the released renin into the renal interstitium (endocrine function). It may also modulate TGF and renin signals in the JGA (hemodynamic function).

  13. A new species of Elasmopus (Amphipoda: Hadzioidea: Maeridae from Suape Harbor, Northeastern Brazilian coast

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    André R. Senna

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A new amphipod species of the genus Elasmopus Costa, 1853 is described based on material collected from intertidal rocky shore, near the Suape Harbor, coast of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The new species may be recognized by the propodus of gnathopod 2 suboval, slightly tapering distally, palmar margin not defined by a stout seta, spine, or palmar corner, with a subdistal blunt tubercle, posterior margin covered by a dense fringe of plumose setae, and posterior margin of basis of pereopod 7 castelloserrate. This is the ninety-fifth species of the genus Elasmopus described worldwide, the most diverse genus in the family Maeridae Krapp-Schickel, 2008, and the eighth species recorded from Brazilian waters. An identification key to Brazilian species of Elasmopusis also provided.Uma nova espécie Amphipoda do gênero Elasmopus Costa, 1853 é descrita com base em material coletado da zona entre marés de um costão rochoso, próximo ao Porto de Suape, costado estado brasileiro de Pernambuco. A nova espécie pode ser reconhecida pelo própodo do gnatópo de 2 suboval, estreitando-se de forma suave distalmente, margem palmar não definida por uma cerda grossa, espinho, ou ângulo palmar, comum tubérculo subdistal não agudo, margem posterior coberta por uma franja densa de cerdas plumosas, e margem posterior da base do pereópodo 7 castelosserrado. Esta é a nonagésima quinta espécie do gênero Elasmopus descrita ao redor do mundo, o mais diverso gênero na família Maeridae Krapp-Schickel, 2008, e a oitava espécie registrada para as águas brasileiras. É fornecida também uma chave de identificação para as espécies brasileiras de Elasmopus.

  14. epoxidación de ésteres grasos

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    LUIS RIOS

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Centros discretos de TiIV dispersos en una matriz de SiO2 actúan como fuertes aceptores de electrones por lo cual son útiles para la activación de moléculas o funciones químicas densas en electrones. La cantidad de estos centros, su dispersión, accesibilidad y coordinación, determinan su eficiencia química; para determinar estas propiedades, varios materiales Ti-MCM-41 se caracterizaron mediante DRX, FTIR, UV-Vis e isotermas de adsorción de N2; también se determinaron la cristalinidad, porosidad y superficie específica de la matriz SiO2 permitiendo correlacionar el ambiente fisicoquímico del titanio y las propiedades texturales del catalizador, con su efectividad en la activación de enlaces O-O presentes en moléculas tipo peróxidos, usados en la epoxidación de aceites vegetales. Los resultados sugieren que la presencia de poros cristalinos, en la epoxidación del metiléster del ácido oleico con TBHP y catalizada con Ti-MCM-41, no es necesaria, puesto que la reacción ocurre principalmente en el área externa a los poros. Lo realmente importante es tener centros de Ti finamente dispersos sobre una área superficial alta y accesible. Por otro lado, la temperatura de reacción deber estar por debajo de 70°C para minimizar la formación de subproductos (cetona.

  15. Algunas Enfermedades De Las Plantas En La Zona Frutera de Bogotá.

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    Obregón Botero Rafael

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    Full Text Available Las observaciones fueron hechas durante el cumplimiento de una comisión encomendada al fruticultor Manuel J. Rivero y completadas por las muestras traídas al laboratorio, comprendió los municipios de Duitama, Sogamoso, Tibasosa, Santa Rosa, Belén, Cerinza, Guateque, Leiva, Sáchica, Sutamarchán, Ráquira y Chiquinquirá. Algunas de las conclusiones fueron: •La actual industria frutera de la tierra fría y templada empieza apenas a aplicar unaorientación técnica y la mayoría de las plantaciones existentes no obedece a ningún plan definido. •Un gran porcentaje de los árboles ésta tan abandonado, que su producción no llena satisfactoriamente la esperada para un árbol normal. •Los viveros y la comisión departamental de sanidad vegetal presentan una efectiva cooperación al fruticultor y creo conveniente el apoyo decidido a tales instituciones. •He podido constatar que en las regiones fruteras de Boyacá es mas necesario entablar un estudio definitivo sobre los insectos, esto es, un estudio entomológico de estas regiones, para luego establecer campañas efectivas al respecto pues los daños de importancia económica mayor se deben a los insectos. •El Departamento de Boyacá contemplado dos problemas grandes como lo son la erosión y la densa población rural en muchas zonas donde la lucha por el hombre del campo es realmente desesperante.

  16. Surveil and Sanction: The Return of the State and Societal Regulation in Ecuador

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    Catherine M. Conaghan

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    Full Text Available The return of the state in Latin America under the auspices of leftist governments is often equated with an expansion in the state’s role as a regulator of the economy and social welfare provider. This article focuses on an equally important dimension of recent state development: the rise of dense societal regulation. Analysing the case of Ecuador under the administration of Rafael Correa (2007-present, the study shows how the design of policies aimed at the media, civil society organizations, and higher education have enlarged the scope of regulation and enhanced the powers of the executive branch. Applying Daniel Brinks’ notion of analysing the ‘state-as-law’, Ecuador stands as example of politicized legalism (estado de derecho politizado.Resumen: Vigilancia y sanción: El retorno del estado y la regulación societal en el EcuadorEl retorno del estado, bajo el auspicio de los gobiernos de izquierda en América Latina, es frecuentemente asimilado con la expansión del rol del estado como regulador de la economía y la provisión de bienestar social. Este artículo trata sobre una dimensión igualmente importante en el desarrollo de esos estados: el ascenso de una densa regulación societal. Analizando el caso ecuatoriano, bajo la administración de Rafael Correa (2007-al presente, este estudio demuestra cómo el diseño de políticas para los medios de comunicación, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y, instituciones de educación superior han ampliado el alcance de la regulación y afianzado los poderes de la función ejecutiva. Aplicando la noción de ‘estado-como-ley’ de Daniel Brinks, Ecuador se ha convertido en un caso ejemplar de un estado de derecho politizado.

  17. The Alteration of the Epidermal Basement Membrane Complex of Human Nevus Tissue and Keratinocyte Attachment after High Hydrostatic Pressurization

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    Naoki Morimoto

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    Full Text Available We previously reported that human nevus tissue was inactivated after high hydrostatic pressure (HHP higher than 200 MPa and that human cultured epidermis (hCE engrafted on the pressurized nevus at 200 MPa but not at 1000 MPa. In this study, we explore the changes to the epidermal basement membrane in detail and elucidate the cause of the difference in hCE engraftment. Nevus specimens of 8 mm in diameter were divided into five groups (control and 100, 200, 500, and 1000 MPa. Immediately after HHP, immunohistochemical staining was performed to detect the presence of laminin-332 and type VII collagen, and the specimens were observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM. hCE was placed on the pressurized nevus specimens in the 200, 500, and 1000 MPa groups and implanted into the subcutis of nude mice; the specimens were harvested at 14 days after implantation. Then, human keratinocytes were seeded on the pressurized nevus and the attachment was evaluated. The immunohistochemical staining results revealed that the control and 100 MPa, 200 MPa, and 500 MPa groups were positive for type VII collagen and laminin-332 immediately after HHP. TEM showed that, in all of the groups, the lamina densa existed; however, anchoring fibrils were not clearly observed in the 500 or 1000 MPa groups. Although the hCE took in the 200 and 500 MPa groups, keratinocyte attachment was only confirmed in the 200 MPa group. This result indicates that HHP at 200 MPa is preferable for inactivating nevus tissue to allow its reuse for skin reconstruction in the clinical setting.

  18. EFEITO DA TOPOGRAFIA E DA PRECIPITAÇÃO NA FLORÍSTICA E NA PRODUÇÃO DE LITEIRA EM CAXIUANÃ, PARÁ1

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    Laura Suellen Ferreira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da topografia e da precipitação pluviométrica na composição arbórea e na produção de liteira em uma floresta ombrófila densa na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã. Foram demarcadas três parcelas de 1.000 m2 em cada nível topográfico, caracterizado como baixio, intermediário e platô, bem como identificados os indivíduos arbóreos e coletadas amostras da liteira. Nos três níveis, foram registradas 124 espécies em 33 famílias, sendo estas Sapotaceae, Lecythidaceae e Chrysobalanaceae, que apresentaram o maior índice de valor de importância. Lecythis idatimon Aubl., Rinorea guianensis Aubl. e Eschweilera coriacea (DC. S.A. Mori. A sazonalidade interferiu expressivamente na produção da liteira, revelando a maior produção no final da estação chuvosa e no início da estação seca. O estímulo ambiental para a queda das folhas é, principalmente, devido à diminuição da umidade relativa do ar, justificada pela necessidade das plantas em aumentar a eficiência fotossintética. A diferença na estrutura da população revela estratégias distintas para a produção de flores e, consequentemente, na dispersão de frutos e sementes.

  19. Identidad social y procesos de adaptación de niños víctimas de violencia política en Colombia

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    Angela Victoria Vera-Márquez

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    Full Text Available Se analiza el proceso de adaptación psicológica y sociocultural de ni˜nos en situación de desplazamiento forzado, identificando los factores que favorecen y obstaculizan su adaptación, así como la incidencia de su identidad social en este proceso, visto a la luz de la teoría de la aculturación de Berry (1997 y la teoría de la identidad social de Tajfel y Turner (1987. Este estudio cualitativo es un análisis secundario asumido desde la perspectiva de descripción densa (Geertz, 2000. Se recopilaron un total de 26 entrevistas, realizadas a ni˜nas, ni˜nos y padres en situación de desplazamiento forzado, docentes, estudiantes y padres de una comunidad escolar con alta recepción de población desplazada. En el procesamiento de la información se utilizó la técnica de análisis de contenido. Los resultados sugieren que el apoyo emocional contribuye a la adaptación de la población desplazada debido, sobre todo, a que promueve el sentido psicológico de comunidad. Por otro lado, se muestra la importancia del papel de la escuela en el logro de procesos de inclusión y estrategias de integración que pueden promover el bienestar de la población infantil víctima de violencia política.

  20. Colaboración y redes sociales en la enseñanza universitaria

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    Adriana Gewerc Barujel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza, de forma exploratoria, la experiencia de innovación docente en la configuración de una red social de aprendizaje en una asignatura del Grado de Pedagogía de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. La innovación se justifica en las premisas de la enseñanza centrada en el alumno (aprendizaje autónomo, autorregulado y auténtico, ruptura de fronteras entre ámbitos formales e informales, enriquecida con actividades colaborativas. El estudio pretende analizar la intensidad y pertinencia de las aportaciones del alumnado en este marco colaborativo. Para ello se han utilizado herramientas informáticas de la analítica del aprendizaje (learning analytics con dos tipos de técnicas: análisis de redes sociales y extracción de información, que dan cuenta de la intensidad, centralidad y relevancia de la colaboración entre los estudiantes. Los resultados obtenidos posibilitan concluir: 1 la consistencia y coherencia entre la propuesta pedagógica y la opción de utilizar una red social en la enseñanza universitaria; 2 la existencia de una red densa con alto nivel de interacción, grado de centralidad medio e índice de centralización bajo (estructura que se aleja de la forma estrella, con un grupo con capacidad de influencia en el resto (grado de intermediación; 3 alto nivel de pertinencia de los contenidos analizados; 4 la utilidad de las técnicas de analítica de aprendizaje para orientar la toma de decisiones del docente.

  1. Paisaje antes de la batalla. Notas sobre el contexto de la guerra contra las drogas en México

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    Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La crisis de seguridad que se desató en México y la consecuente estrategia de seguridad del gobierno de Felipe Calderón (2006-20012, tuvo como detonador el narcotráfico, la prohibición de las drogas, el contrabando y la realidad fronteriza con los Estados Unidos. La explicación estándar de la violencia, reducida a la lucha entre los cárteles, explica poco. El presente artículo reconstruye una parte del contexto en que se produce la crisis de seguridad, colocándolo en perspectiva histórica, como un paso hacia una interpretación más matizada. Argumenta que el narcotráfico, en este caso, el contrabando de drogas entre México y Estados Unidos, es una realidad compleja que admite una densa elaboración simbólica y se despliega en varias direcciones. El narcotráfico es, aparte del movimiento concreto de droga, la relación con los Estados Unidos, un registro para significar la asimetría entre los dos países, un espacio de negociación política y un recurso de la diplomacia global estadounidense cristalizado en un sistema de política exterior clandestina. A su vez, por medio de una revisión desmitificante de la elaboración imaginaria del crimen organizado, se revisa el fenómeno de la corrupción y el contrabando, concibiéndolos como fenómenos que se integran de manera natural en la sociedad fronteriza.

  2. Significance of CT Examination in the Diagnosis of Fungal Sinusitis%CT检查在真菌性鼻窦炎术前诊断的意义

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    袁伟; 吴延平; 石栋梁; 习国平

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the CT in fungal sinusitis preoperative diagnosis significance.MethodsTo diagnosis of the CT results about the 123 cases of patients with FS.Results The CT diagnosis accurate rate of 89.43%(110/123),The incidence rate, the density of the lesions, the rate of calcification, bone destruction and bone hyperplasia were higher than that of the non fungal sinusitis,and the difference was statisticaly significant (P< 0.05);macula densa,calcification,single sinus disease into fungal sinusitis were independent risk factors.Conclusion In patients with FC of preoperative CT examination can guide the surgical path to develop.%目的:评价CT检查在真菌性鼻窦炎(fungal sinusitis,FS)术前诊断的意义。方法对123例FS患者的CT诊断结果进行回顾性分析。结果 CT诊断准确准确率89.43%(110/123);菌性鼻窦炎组单窦发病率、致密影率、钙化灶率、骨质破坏率、骨质增生率高于非真菌性鼻窦炎,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05);致密斑、钙化灶、单窦发病成为真菌性鼻窦炎独立危险因素。结论对FC患者进行术前CT检查可指导手术路径拟定。

  3. Mercury contents in aquatic macrophytes from two reservoirs in the Paraíba do Sul: Guandú river system, SE Brazil.

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    Molisani, M M; Rocha, R; Machado, W; Barreto, R C; Lacerda, L D

    2006-02-01

    This paper reports on a study to determine the Hg content in the five most abundant aquatic macrophyte species (Elodea densa, Sagittaria montevidensis, Salvinia auriculata, Pistia stratiotes and Eichhornia crassipes) in two artificial reservoirs flooded by water diverted from the Paraíba do Sul river, SE Brazil. The potential of these species for Hg accumulation and their role in Hg transport along the river system due to macrophyte management were evaluated. Mercury concentrations were higher in free-floating than in rooted species. Roots were also richer in Hg than were leaves. Dry weight Hg concentrations in leaves and roots from all species varied from 46-246 ng.g(-1) to 37-314 ng.g(-1), respectively. These values are higher than those reported for uncontaminated lakes in Brazil and in other tropical areas and similar to those reported for moderately contaminated sites. Mercury concentrations can be attributed to fluvial transport from the heavily industrialized Paraíba do Sul river basin. Intensive sampling of Pistia stratiotes from two sites in the Vigário reservoir was performed to evaluate the capacity of Hg incorporation in short periods of time. The results showed a significant negative correlation between Hg content and size class of individual plants, demonstrating the importance of juveniles, fast growing plants in absorbing Hg. The foremost impact related to Hg contents in the studied area concerns the periodic removal of macrophytes for reservoir management, followed by disposal in nearby areas. This results in the mobilization of 0.52 to 1.3 Kg of Hg per year, a significant fraction of the Hg burden present in reservoir waters. Disposal of such material may result in Hg leaching to river systems, affecting the Hg transfer throughout the basin.

  4. Mercury contents in aquatic macrophytes from two reservoirs in the Paraíba do Sul: Guandú river system, SE Brazil

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    M. M. Molisani

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a study to determine the Hg content in the five most abundant aquatic macrophyte species (Elodea densa, Sagittaria montevidensis, Salvinia auriculata, Pistia stratiotes and Eichhornia crassipes in two artificial reservoirs flooded by water diverted from the Paraíba do Sul river, SE Brazil. The potential of these species for Hg accumulation and their role in Hg transport along the river system due to macrophyte management were evaluated. Mercury concentrations were higher in free-floating than in rooted species. Roots were also richer in Hg than were leaves. Dry weight Hg concentrations in leaves and roots from all species varied from 46-246 ng.g-1 to 37-314 ng.g-1, respectively. These values are higher than those reported for uncontaminated lakes in Brazil and in other tropical areas and similar to those reported for moderately contaminated sites. Mercury concentrations can be attributed to fluvial transport from the heavily industrialized Paraíba do Sul river basin. Intensive sampling of Pistia stratiotes from two sites in the Vigário reservoir was performed to evaluate the capacity of Hg incorporation in short periods of time. The results showed a significant negative correlation between Hg content and size class of individual plants, demonstrating the importance of juveniles, fast growing plants in absorbing Hg. The foremost impact related to Hg contents in the studied area concerns the periodic removal of macrophytes for reservoir management, followed by disposal in nearby areas. This results in the mobilization of 0.52 to 1.3 Kg of Hg per year, a significant fraction of the Hg burden present in reservoir waters. Disposal of such material may result in Hg leaching to river systems, affecting the Hg transfer throughout the basin.

  5. [Supratentorial cavernous malformations in an Argentinian institution: experience with surgical treatment].

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    Vergara, G E; Cervio, A; Farez, M; Mormandi, R; Condomi-Alcorta, S; Salvat, J

    2017-04-01

    Introduccion. Las malformaciones cavernosas son lesiones vasculares del sistema nervioso central constituidas por endotelio sinusoidal que forma capilares agrupados o cavernas que carecen de los elementos tipicos de una pared arterial madura y ausencia de tejido neural interpuesto. El endotelio esta rodeado por una densa capa de fibras colagenas que dejan pequeñas hendiduras por las que se extravasa hemosiderina. Se comunican con el sistema vascular a muy baja presion y su tratamiento puede ser por microcirugia o radiocirugia. Objetivos. Analizar las malformaciones cavernosas supratentoriales tratadas quirurgicamente en nuestra institucion (FLENI), determinar la epidemiologia y las caracteristicas intrinsecas, estudiar la clinica de presentacion, determinar las indicaciones quirurgicas y complicaciones, y establecer el pronostico. Pacientes y metodos. Estudio retrospectivo analitico de historias clinicas e imagenes de pacientes operados de malformaciones cavernosas supratentoriales en la FLENI desde enero de 1996 hasta diciembre de 2013. Resultados. Evaluamos a 51 pacientes, de 34 años de media, seguidos durante una media de 30 meses. El 1,96% de los pacientes presento diagnostico incidental y el resto mostro sintomas. El 23,52% presento hemorragia en el momento del diagnostico. En todas las cirugias se logro una exeresis total de las malformaciones cavernosas supratentoriales. Se observo un caso de meningitis postoperatoria. Conclusiones. La tasa de sangrado de las malformaciones cavernosas supratentoriales en nuestro medio es del 1,38% por paciente por año. El tratamiento quirurgico es eficaz para erradicar o disminuir los sintomas y para evitar un posible resangrado. Presenta una tasa muy baja de complicaciones y un pronostico neurologico favorable.

  6. Aspectos iniciales de una experiencia académica en Villa 15, Buenos Aires (proyecto de investigación AR049 FADU-UBA

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    Ricardo de Sárraga

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen avances de la experiencia académica "Análisis de articulación urbana en Barrio General Belgrano (Villa 15"; donde se busca, además de la tarea científica, posibilidades de articulación con la gestión local. La misma contiene un enfoque transdisciplinar para articular participativamente en campo villero, mixturando metodología cualitativa (observación participante, registros, entrevistas con mensuras de terreno, relevamiento gráfico, análisis constructivo. Se asesoró técnicamente concurriendo a resolver emergencias (desalojos, inundaciones, infraestructuras desde acotadas posibilidades de gestión. Villa 15 (Ciudad Oculta es un sector complejo: enorme extensión (17,5 has en 32 manzanas; población densa (10.000 hab; alta consolidación (más de 50 años; múltiples erradicaciones; mantenimiento de política de exclusión social aun en democracia; cooptamiento de organizaciones locales desde instituciones Estatales; baja participación (y diversificada y enemistades sostenidas, distanciamiento de decisores gubernamentales; pocas relaciones con ciudad formal; rol alejado de la universidad; escasas ONG.Se decidió actuar en un sector desfavorecido (manzana 32 a través de recorridos, fomento de reuniones internas, participación en redes villeras. Se estudian actores sociales (habitantes internos de manzana, vecinos de borde, GCBA, etc. con intereses a veces dicotómicos, pero que convergen inexorablemente en el espacio. Considerando dinámica de asentamiento; modos de producción; consensos, disensos; proyectos de vecinos y del Estado. Se anexan contenidos y métodos del trabajo con los alumnos.

  7. Lost Body, found Body

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    Marcela Arpes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La intención del presente trabajo es la de examinar qué tipo de apropiaciones y puesta en circulación realiza el arte, específicamente el teatro, de las diversas representaciones sociales del cuerpo. Nos detendremos en varios textos dramáticos del ciclo que ya lleva seis años de edición conocido en la Argentina como Teatro por la Identidad. Teatro por la Identidad es una propuesta estética surgida de la Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo con el fin de recuperar las identidades, aún no recobradas, de los hijos apropiados durante la dictadura militar de 1976. El teatro se presenta entonces como la alternativa estética y política privilegiada para inquietar e inquirir sobre las identidades de cada uno de los que asisten a las representaciones. El cuerpo adquiere un espacio de densa significación en esta propuesta teatral ya que la ficción hace presentes los cuerpos “desaparecidos” del pasado encarnándolos en los “cuerpos sin órganos”, corporeidades en grado cero de los “hijos” arrebatados, para restituirles la identidad perdida. El planteo teórico excede en mucho el trabajo sobre la noción de individualidad, ya que el cuerpo se presenta como medio de conocimiento histórico y social al articular cuerpo individual y cuerpo social en una lógica de implicancia necesaria.

  8. Habitat correlates of the red panda in the temperate forests of Bhutan.

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    Sangay Dorji

    Full Text Available Anthropogenic activities and associated global climate change are threatening the biodiversity in the Himalayas against a backdrop of poor knowledge of the region's threatened species. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens is a threatened mammal confined to the eastern Himalayas, and because of Bhutan's central location in the distributional range of red pandas, its forests are integral to the long-term viability of wild populations. Detailed habitat requirements of the red panda are largely speculative, and there is virtually no ecological information available on this species in Bhutan. Between 2007 and 2009, we established 615 presence/absence plots in a systematic sampling of resident habitat types within Jigme Dorji and Thrumshingla National Parks, Bhutan, to investigate broad and fine-scale red panda habitat associations. Additional locality records of red pandas were obtained from interviewing 664 park residents. Red pandas were generally confined to cool broadleaf and conifer forests from 2,110-4,389 m above sea level (asl, with the majority of records between 2,400-3,700 m asl on south and east-facing slopes. At a finer scale, multivariate analysis revealed that red pandas were strongly associated with old growth Bhutan Fir (Abies densa forest dominated by a dense cover of Yushania and Arundanaria bamboo with a high density of fallen logs and tree stumps at ground level; a high density of trees, dead snags, and rhododendron shrubs in the mid-storey; and locations that were close to water. Because Bhutan's temperate forests that encompass prime red panda habitat are also integral to human subsistence and socio-economic development, there exists an inadvertent conflict between the needs of people and red pandas. As such, careful sustainable management of Bhutan's temperate forests is necessary if a balance is to be met between the socioeconomic needs of people and the conservation goals for red pandas.

  9. Árvores de Baginha (Stryphnodendron guianense (Aubl. Benth. em Ecossistemas de Pastagens Cultivadas na Amazônia Ocidental

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    Andrade Carlos Mauricio Soares de

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    Full Text Available Foi estudado o efeito de árvores isoladas de baginha (Stryphnodendron guianense (Aubl. Benth. sobre alguns aspectos do ecossistema de pastagens cultivadas na Amazônia Ocidental. Avaliaram-se, sob a copa das árvores e na área adjacente a pleno sol, a fertilidade do solo, a serapilheira, o teor de água no solo, a transmissão de luz ao pasto, a disponibilidade de forragem e as composições química e morfológica das gramíneas (mistura de Brachiaria decumbens e B. brizantha cv. Marandu. As árvores de baginha tiveram efeito positivo sobre a fertilidade do solo, notadamente com relação ao conteúdo de matéria orgânica e de nitrogênio, sendo a deposição de grande quantidade de serapilheira, rica em nitrogênio, a principal contribuição. A forragem sombreada apresentou maiores teores de N e K e menores de Ca, na fração folha verde, do que em áreas a pleno sol. As árvores de baginha apresentaram copa pouco densa, permitindo a transmissão de 27% da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa incidente ao meio-dia. A elevada cobertura do solo (superior a 85% e a boa disponibilidade de forragem sob a copa da baginha, juntamente com outros atributos, confirmam o potencial desta leguminosa para arborização de pastagens e como componente de outras modalidades de sistemas silvipastoris no trópico úmido.

  10. Jóvenes y adolescentes hablan de lectura en la red

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    Gemma Lluch

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo documenta los espacios virtuales que congregan diariamente a cientos de adolescentes y jóvenes entre 13 y 29 años para hablar de libros, lectura y de autores. En estos espacios intercambian lecturas, reseñan sus relatos preferidos en sus blogs, debaten sobre si el narrador es adecuado para la narración o se quejan de cómo se trata la lectura en la escuela. La investigación se ha realizado a partir del estudio de dos casos: los foros de Laura Gallego y la campaña de promoción de venta del libro Delirium, de la Editorial SM, a través de los blogs administrados por los adolescentes y de las redes sociales Twitter y Facebook. Se han analizado 1.466 documentos de 452 sujetos para conocer cómo son estos espacios y qué características tienen. Se han combinado niveles de análisis: observación, descripción densa y análisis textual y se han examinado tanto los discursos (posts, comentarios, tuits y comentarios en foros como los escenarios (blog, foro y Twitter. En esta investigación, las redes de comunicación virtual como el Twitter y los blogs se conciben como un fenómeno de comunicación social pero sobre todo como una herramienta para la promoción de la lectura entre los más jóvenes.

  11. Innervation of the thick ascending limb of Henle

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    Barajas, L.; Powers, K.V.

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    The overlap of accumulations of autoradiographic grains (AAGs) on profiles of the thick ascending limb of Henle (TALH) was measured in autoradiograms of sections from rat kidneys with monoaminergic nerves labeled by means of tritiated norepinephrine. The amount of AAG overlap was used as an indirect means of quantifying innervation along the TALHs of superficial, mid-cortical, and juxtamedullary nephrons. The density of innervation along the TALH showed nephron heterogeneity; the juxtamedullary nephrons with a high pre- and postjuxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) TALH density of innervation and the upper and midcortical nephrons with high TALH innervation densities at the level of the JGA. The pre-JGA TALH of the juxtamedullary nephrons had a significantly higher (P less than 0.001) density of innervation than the midcortical or superficial nephrons. The TALHs of juxtamedullary nephrons were found to have substantially more innervation than the TALHs of the other nephrons. For all three populations of nephrons, the pre-JGA TALH had the greatest amount of innervation. Neural regulation of TALH function would occur mainly along the pre-JGA and level of the JGA TALH. This regulation would increase TALH NaCl reabsorption (decrease luminal NaCl concentration) and therefore influence 1) the urinary concentrating mechanism, and 2) renin secretion via the macula densa mechanism. The innervation of the TALH was predominantly associated with the vasculature of the TALH's own nephron. However, innervation associated with medullary ray capillary beds from deeper nephrons was observed on pre-JGA TALHs from superficial and midcortical nephrons.

  12. Efecto de sistemas de labranza en luvisoles dedicados a la producción de pastos

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    Santa L Leyva

    Full Text Available Se realizó un experimento con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de los sistemas de labranza en las propiedades de los suelos luvisoles, en el municipio de Las Tunas. Los indicadores evaluados fueron: la densidad aparente (r b, la porosidad total (Pt, la porosidad de aireación (Pa, la materia orgánica (MO y la densidad y biomasa de oligoquetos. Se muestrearon unidades experimentales, en un diseño de parcelas divididas y tres repeticiones, a las profundidades de 0-5, 5-20 y 20-30 cm. Los contenidos de MO y de densidad y biomasa de oligoquetos se evaluaron hasta los 20 cm. Se consideraron dos sistemas: labranza tradicional (LT y labranza sin inversión del prisma (LSP en comparación con un control sin labranza (NL. La LSP produjo la menor densidad y la mayor cantidad de espacios porosos en la matriz del suelo, con valores que difirieron significativamente de la LT y la NL, y favoreció el desarrollo de los oligoquetos hasta la profundidad de 20 cm. El mantenimiento de las capas densas en la profundidad de 20-30 cm en la LT disminuyó la porosidad total y restringió el desarrollo de las raíces, con valores de porosidad de aireación muy por debajo del 10 %. Se concluye que la labranza tradicional afectó el contenido de MO a corto plazo, y mantuvo las capas compactas en el horizonte subyacente, por lo que la continuidad de esta práctica en las áreas ganaderas de la región no se justifica ni a corto ni a largo plazo.

  13. Esfera pública, reconhecimento e minorias: o diálogo Habermas-Fraser

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    Maria Eugenia

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Nancy Fraser delineou uma compreensão procedimental do reconhecimento que tem possibilidade de combater políticas estreitas de autenticidade de grupo. Jürgen Habermas enfatiza um modelo deliberativo e uma análise histórica da esfera pública, por meio de um aprendizado teórico que culminou em 1992, com Faktizität und Geltung. Pretendemos demonstrar, com base em Fraser e Habermas, que, diante de um contexto de exclusão do espaço público oficial, é necessário ampliar arenas discursivas, sob pena de reproduzirmos e mantermos as assimetrias dominantes. Fraser, em Scales of Justice, defende uma esfera pública transnacional na qual há uma rearticulação dos processos decisórios, superando as fronteiras dos estados nacionais territorialmente situados. Propugnamos analisar a evolução das concepções de esfera pública em Habermas e Fraser ao longo de suas trajetórias teóricas. Em Habermas, até 2011, havia uma ambiguidade que oscilava entre a abordagem fina de patriotismo constitucional e a concepção densa de autocompreensão europeia. Com efeito, pretendemos investigar como Habermas, em Sobre a constituição da Europa - um ensaio, Habermas soluciona tal ambiguidade em relação à compreensão de esfera pública, lecionando que os cidadãos, por meio da tecnologia digital e de padrões morais, avaliam as estruturas econômicas europeias, confrontando as instituições existentes com as exigências de uma justiça global. Sustentamos, com base em Habermas, que tais discussões devem ser efetivadas no interior de um Parlamento mundial composto de Estados e cidadãos.

  14. Uma poética do silêncio: trauma, representação e linguagem em "Fuga da morte", de Paul Celan

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    Maria Esther Torinho

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2014v19n2p107 No poema Fuga da morte, Paul Celan nos apresenta situações vivenciadas por ele mesmo em um campo de concentração nazista, o que insere o poema no contexto da Literatura de testemunho; trata-se de um poema imbuído de alta carga dramática, no qual conteúdo e forma aliam-se para oferecer uma leitura densa, carregada de significado. Pode-se perceber, no poema, que o silêncio comanda a cena, exprimindo, por meio das diversas lacunas deixadas por uma linguagem fragmentada, aquilo que é difícil para o poeta exprimir, o que é indizível, o que leva o leitor a um sentimento de estranheza, apossando-se da significação apenas por etapas e por entre as lacunas. Este artigo aborda o poema a partir de conceitos relativos à Literatura de testemunho e a impossibilidade de representar o real (Roland Barthes; no plano formal, além de conceitos de Mikhail Bakhtin e de Barros e Fiorin sobre polifonia, dialogismo e interdiscursividade; além disso, partindo do conceito musical de fuga, conforme sugerido pelo título do poema e evidenciado no texto, é abordada a linguagem figurada – metáforas e metonímias, ironia e elipses, como estratégias do autor para enfrentar a aporia entre trauma e representação, tendo-se assim, uma poética do silêncio, nos quais as elipses e as metáforas adquirem papel fundamental.

  15. A local renal renin–angiotensin system activation via renal uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic rats

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    Full Text Available Akihiro Tojo,1 Satoshi Kinugasa,1 Toshiro Fujita,2 Christopher S Wilcox3 1Division of Nephrology and Endocrinology, 2Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; 3Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Research, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA Abstract: The mechanism of activation of local renal renin–angiotensin system (RAS has not been clarified in diabetes mellitus (DM. We hypothesized that the local renal RAS will be activated via increased glomerular filtration and tubular uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic kidney with microalbuminuria. Streptozotocin (STZ-induced DM and control rats were injected with human prorenin and subsequently with human angiotensinogen. Human prorenin uptake was increased in podocytes, proximal tubules, macula densa, and cortical collecting ducts of DM rats where prorenin receptor (PRR was expressed. Co-immunoprecipitation of kidney homogenates in DM rats revealed binding of human prorenin to the PRR and to megalin. The renal uptake of human angiotensinogen was increased in DM rats at the same nephron sites as prorenin. Angiotensin-converting enzyme was increased in podocytes, but decreased in the proximal tubules in DM rats, which may have contributed to unchanged renal levels of angiotensin despite increased angiotensinogen. The systolic blood pressure increased more after the injection of 20 µg of angiotensinogen in DM rats than in controls, accompanied by an increased uptake of human angiotensinogen in the vascular endothelium. In conclusion, endocytic uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in the kidney and vasculature in DM rats was contributed to increased tissue RAS and their pressor response to angiotensinogen. Keywords: renal renin–angiotensin system, prorenin, angiotensinogen, diabetic nephropathy, microalbuminuria

  16. Slips, lapses and mistakes inthe use of equipment by nurses in an intensive care unit.

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    Ribeiro, Gabriella da Silva Rangel; Silva, Rafael Celestino da; Ferreira, Márcia de Assunção; Silva, Grazielle Rezende da

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    Toidentify the occurrence of errors in the use of equipment by nurses working in intensive careandanalyzing them in the framework of James Reason's theory of human error. Qualitative field study in the intensive care unit of a federal hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Observation and interviews were conductedwith eight nurses, from March to December 2014. Content analysis was used for the interviews, as well as the description of the scenes observed. Lapses of memory and attention were identified in the handling of infusion pumps, as well as planning failures during the programming of monitors. Errors cause adverse events that compromise patient safety. The authors propose creation of an instrument for daily checking of equipment, with checks throughout the work process in the programming of infusion pumps and monitors, in order to reduce failures and memory lapses. Identificar a ocorrência de erros na utilização de equipamentos por enfermeiros que atuam na terapia intensiva, analisando-os à luz da teoria do erro humano de James Reason. Pesquisa de campo, qualitativa, na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva de um hospital federal do Rio de Janeiro. Realizou-se observação e entrevista com oito enfermeiros, de março a dezembro de 2014. Aplicou-se análise de conteúdo nas entrevistas e descrição densa nas cenas observadas. Identificaram-se falhas de memória e de atenção no manuseio das bombas infusoras e falhas de planejamento durante a programação dos monitores. Os erros causam eventos adversos que comprometem a segurança do paciente. Propõe-se um instrumento de verificação diária dos equipamentos, com checagens ao longo do processo de trabalho da programação das bombas infusoras e monitores, no intuito de reduzir as falhas e esquecimentos.

  17. Relaciones de intercambio en el oeste pampeano: el papel de los ambulantes

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    María Eugenia Comerci

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el extremo oeste de la provincia de La Pampa persisten prácticas culturales, productivas y vinculares arraigadas desde comienzos del siglo XX. Dentro de los agentes tradicionales que históricamente han interactuado con los productores del área, se destacan los vendedores ambulantes o mercachifles. A través de densas redes, éstos han proveído a los productores de bienes de consumo. En el artículo se pretenden explorar los vínculos históricos establecidos entre los vendedores ambulantes y los campesinos, las trayectorias y estrategias comerciales gestadas en el pasado y en el presente. Las relaciones entre los mercachifles y los intermediarios con los productores, se estudian a través de testimonios y el cruce de datos obtenidos en el trabajo de gabinete y de campo en Chos Malal y La Humada. Finalmente se reflexiona sobre los factores que posibilitan la persistencia de ciertas relaciones de subordinación entre comerciantes y productores que habitan en parajes rurales. ABSTRACT In the far west of the province of La Pampa persist cultural, productive and relational practices rooted from the early twentieth century. Among the traditional agents that have historically interacted with area producers stand street vendors or hawkers. Through these dense networks they have provided to producers of consumer goods. In the article aims to explore the established historical ties between street vendors and farmers, paths and business strategies engendered in the past and in the present. Relations between peddlers and producers intermediaries are studied through testimonials and crossing data obtained in office work and field in Chos Malal and the Humada. Finally we examine the factors that make the persistence of certain reporting relationships between traders and farmers who live in rural places.

  18. Síndrome 'one-and-a-half': considerações anatomoclínicas a propósito de um caso

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    Charles André

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    Full Text Available Um homem pardo de 36 anos foi internado em setembro de 1987, referindo que há 5 anos sofria episódios recorrentes de cefaléia, zumbidos, náuseas, diplopia e estrabismo divergente recentemente associados a paresia facial. Os episódios, num total de 4, invariavelmente regrediam sem sequelas ao longo de poucas semanas. À internação, o paciente apresentava exotropia do olho direito à mirada natural, paralisia do olhar conjugado para a esquerda, paralisia da adução do olho esquerdo, abdução do olho direito preservada, com surgimento de nistagmo rítmico horizontal. Os movimentos oculares verticais e de convergência estavam preservados. Havia ainda paralisia facial periférica à esquerda e sinal de Babinski à direita. O exame dos potenciais evocados revelou apenas latência aumentada dos potenciais auditivos pontomesencefálicos. A tomografia computadorizada revelou lesão hipo-densa não captante de contraste no tegmento pontino e atrofia da basis pontis à esquerda. O exame do LCR revelou hiperproteinorraquia e aumento da IgG. Os exames dopplerométrico, panangiográfico e ecocardiográfico bidimensional foram normais. O diagnóstico final foi de síndrome 'one-and-a-half (SOAH por possível lesão desmielinizante pontina esquerda, sendo iniciado tratamento imunossupressor. A SOAH é de reconhecimento clínico fácil, porém fundamental, por sua morbidade e pelas possibilidades diagnósticas e terapêuticas que sugere.

  19. Chronic glucose infusion causes sustained increases in tubular sodium reabsorption and renal blood flow in dogs.

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    Brands, Michael W; Bell, Tracy D; Rodriquez, Nancy A; Polavarapu, Praveen; Panteleyev, Dmitriy

    2009-02-01

    This study tested the hypothesis that inducing hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia in dogs, by infusing glucose chronically intravenously, would increase tubular sodium reabsorption and cause hypertension. Glucose was infused for 6 days (14 mg.kg(-1).min(-1) iv) in five uninephrectomized (UNX) dogs. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) and renal blood flow (RBF) were measured 18 h/day using DSI pressure units and Transonic flow probes, respectively. Urinary sodium excretion (UNaV) decreased significantly on day 1 and remained decreased over the 6 days, coupled with a significant, sustained increase in RBF, averaging approximately 20% above control on day 6. Glomerular filtration rate and plasma renin activity (PRA) also increased. However, although MAP tended to increase, this was not statistically significant. Therefore, the glucose infusion was repeated in six dogs with 70% surgical reduction in kidney mass (RKM) and high salt intake. Blood glucose and plasma insulin increased similar to the UNX dogs, and there was significant sodium retention, but MAP still did not increase. Interestingly, the increases in PRA and RBF were prevented in the RKM dogs. The decrease in UNaV, increased RBF, and slightly elevated MAP show that glucose infusion in dogs caused a sustained increase in tubular sodium reabsorption by a mechanism independent of pressure natriuresis. The accompanying increase in PRA, together with the failure of either RBF or PRA to increase in the RKM dogs, suggests the site of tubular reabsorption was before the macula densa. However, the volume retention and peripheral edema suggest that systemic vasodilation offsets any potential renal actions to increase MAP in this experimental model in dogs.

  20. El estado: un ensayo siempre inconcluso

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    Supelano Alberto

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Quienes profesan el marxismo están convencidos de que poseen la teoría completa y definitiva de la sociedad capitalista y el instrumento científico para liberar a la clase obrera de los "grilletes que la encadenan". Su poder explicativo, en el ámbito de la naturaleza y economía del capitalismo industrial, aunque limitado, es innegable sobre todo cuando se lo compara con doctrinas rivales y algunas de sus percepciones fundamentales han sido incorporadas a diversas corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. En cambio, como ideología científica al servicio de la emancipación de la clase obrera industrial, ha fracasado rutundamente. Sin excepción, todas las revoluciones populares del siglo XX incluso las que se han hecho en
    nombre de cualquiera de sus variantes locales han ocurrido en países de mayoría campesina, donde las instituciones características de una economía industrial orientada por móviles pecuniarios sólo han tenido un desarrollo incipiente: amplia participación ciudadana, justicia económica de tipo competitivo y crecimiento industrial basado en el descubrimiento y la experimentación. En ninguno de ellos existía una clase obrera industrial amplia y diversificada ejercitada en la lucha por obtener los beneficios del sistema industrial y en todos ellos el poder del estado descansaba en la tradición, el estatus o la fuerza, no en su adaptación a los valores, actitudes y comportamientos que surgen en sociedades urbanas densas, plurales y cambiantes.

  1. Bartter- and Gitelman-like syndromes: salt-losing tubulopathies with loop or DCT defects.

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    Seyberth, Hannsjörg W; Schlingmann, Karl P

    2011-10-01

    Salt-losing tubulopathies with secondary hyperaldosteronism (SLT) comprise a set of well-defined inherited tubular disorders. Two segments along the distal nephron are primarily involved in the pathogenesis of SLTs: the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop, and the distal convoluted tubule (DCT). The functions of these pre- and postmacula densa segments are quite distinct, and this has a major impact on the clinical presentation of loop and DCT disorders - the Bartter- and Gitelman-like syndromes. Defects in the water-impermeable thick ascending limb, with its greater salt reabsorption capacity, lead to major salt and water losses similar to the effect of loop diuretics. In contrast, defects in the DCT, with its minor capacity of salt reabsorption and its crucial role in fine-tuning of urinary calcium and magnesium excretion, provoke more chronic solute imbalances similar to the effects of chronic treatment with thiazides. The most severe disorder is a combination of a loop and DCT disorder similar to the enhanced diuretic effect of a co-medication of loop diuretics with thiazides. Besides salt and water supplementation, prostaglandin E2-synthase inhibition is the most effective therapeutic option in polyuric loop disorders (e.g., pure furosemide and mixed furosemide-amiloride type), especially in preterm infants with severe volume depletion. In DCT disorders (e.g., pure thiazide and mixed thiazide-furosemide type), renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockers might be indicated after salt, potassium, and magnesium supplementation are deemed insufficient. It appears that in most patients with SLT, a combination of solute supplementation with some drug treatment (e.g., indomethacin) is needed for a lifetime.

  2. Economía del conocimiento, ciudad y competitividad

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    Joan Trullén

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde finales de los años 80, Barcelona se convierte en una metrópolis internacional en la que se concentra el grueso de la competitividad exterior de la economía española. Hasta el momento, el esfuerzo para comprender las razones por las cuales la economía de Barcelona ha conseguido esta posición tan destacada son de naturaleza fundamentalmente urbana. En diferentes investigaciones se ha subrayado la existencia de factores territoriales de competitividad específicos: proximidad a los mercados europeos, expansión del área metropolitana, y existencia de economías externas de naturaleza territorial como son las economías de localización, de urbanización y de red. En el presente trabajo destacamos que el nuevo modelo económico de Barcelona presenta también otra característica propia de las ciudades y las economías más avanzadas. Se trata del cambio de su base productiva hacia una dirección fundamental: el impulso de la economía del conocimiento. El objetivo es averiguar hasta qué punto los cambios detectados en la forma de producir y en la localización de la actividad económica se relacionan con el crecimiento de las actividades densas en conocimiento, y si en el éxito internacional del modelo de Barcelona existen razones asociadas a la progresión de las actividades de tecnología e intensidad de conocimientos más elevada.

  3. Protección contra la corrosión de electrorrecubrimientos níquel/cobre utilizando la técnica PRC

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    William Aperador, Dionisio Laverde, Enrique Vera y Javier Guerrero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la implementación de la técnica de corriente pulsante inversa para electrodepositar películas delgadas de Cu-Ni en forma de bicapa sobre sustratos de zamac, controlando  los  voltajes  y  tiempos  de  electrodepósitos anódicos (Vlow, TLow y catódicos (VHight, THight y obteniendo como respuesta el monitoreo de la corriente anódica (ILow y catódica (IHight en función del tiempo anódico (TLow y catódico (THight respectivamente. Se obtuvieron películas de Cu (electrolitos cianurados y Ni (electroli tos  ácidos  con  espesores  entre  18  y  62 micrómetros. Se observó, mediante microscopía de fuerza atómica (AFM, que el control pulsante del voltaje durante el depósito permite obtener películas de Cu/Ni más densas y de mejor granulometría que las películas convencionales depositadas  por  la  técnica  de  corriente  directa.  Se determinó la composición química de las capas usando la sonda  de  difracción  de  rayos X  (EDX;  además,  se realizaron medidas de brillo y microdureza vickers de laúltima capa, correspondiente al níquel.

  4. Influencia del tratamiento de oxidación de la aleación MA956 sobre sus propiedades mecánicas

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    Chao, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The MA956 alloy is a ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened alloy processed by mechanical alloying which exhibits a good high temperature oxidation resistance due to the capability to develop a compact and tightly adherent α-Al2O3 scale by thermal oxidation. The present study deals with the effects of the oxidation treatment (1,100°C/100 h on its mechanical behavior at room temperature. It has been found that the oxide scale induces a decrease of the flow strength of the MA956/Al2O3 system with respect to that of scale-free specimens. This feature has been related to the formation during the preoxidation treatment of a high density of edge dislocations in a narrow zone of the substrate beneath the scale.

    La aleación MA956 es un material ferrítico fabricado por aleado mecánico que presenta la peculiaridad de generar mediante un proceso de oxidación térmica una delgada capa de alúmina α densa y bien adherida al substrato que protege al material contra los ambientes agresivos. En este trabajo se estudia la influencia del tratamiento de oxidación (1.100°C/100 h sobre el comportamiento mecánico de esta aleación a temperatura ambiente. En particular, se observa que en tracción y en compresión, la tensión de flujo plástico del material con capa es inferior a la del material sin capa. Dicha disminución de la tensión de flujo se puede atribuir aja formación, durante el proceso de oxidación, de dislocaciones en arista en una estrecha franja de substrato adyacente a la capa.

  5. Mudança organizacional em sistemas educacionais: uma compreensão à luz da análise de redes sociais = Organizational change in education systems: an understanding by using of social network analysis = Cambio organizacional en sistemas educativos: una comprensión usando análisis de redes sociales

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    Teixeira, Janssen Edelweiss Nunes Fernandes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo insere-se no campo de conhecimento das políticas públicas, considerando a implementação de políticas de cunho descentralizador orientadas para a melhoria da qualidade da educação, como um processo de mudança organizacional em sistemas educacionais. O objetivo geral é analisar as interferências das redes sociais de comunicação entre líderes das Diretorias Regionais de Educação, com sedes em Caetité e Brumado, Bahia, e dirigentes das escolas públicas estaduais, localizadas nessas cidades, nos processos de mudança organizacional observados nessas escolas. A metodologia utilizada para o alcance desse objetivo incluiu a aplicação de um instrumento para coleta de dados primários, envolvendo redes sociais compostas por 41 atores, além do tratamento e análise dos dados por meio dos softwares UCINET e NetDraw. A análise das estruturas das redes de comunicação investigadas sinaliza que existe uma tendência de facilitação do processo de mudança organizacional nas escolas públicas estaduais de Caetité, pela existência de redes sociais mais densas, centralizadas, conectadas e caracterizadas por relações mais intensas. Os dados revelam uma tendência de desenvolvimento de relações sociais para comunicação, em Caetité, que permitem o compartilhamento de experiências, além da discussão de possíveis estratégias para enfrentamento de diversos problemas que afetam a gestão escolar, o ensino e a aprendizagem

  6. Localizations of Na(+)-D-glucose cotransporters SGLT1 and SGLT2 in human kidney and of SGLT1 in human small intestine, liver, lung, and heart.

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    Vrhovac, Ivana; Balen Eror, Daniela; Klessen, Dirk; Burger, Christa; Breljak, Davorka; Kraus, Ognjen; Radović, Nikola; Jadrijević, Stipe; Aleksic, Ivan; Walles, Thorsten; Sauvant, Christoph; Sabolić, Ivan; Koepsell, Hermann

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    Novel affinity-purified antibodies against human SGLT1 (hSGLT1) and SGLT2 (hSGLT2) were used to localize hSGLT2 in human kidney and hSGLT1 in human kidney, small intestine, liver, lung, and heart. The renal locations of both transporters largely resembled those in rats and mice; hSGLT2 and SGLT1 were localized to the brush border membrane (BBM) of proximal tubule S1/S2 and S3 segments, respectively. Different to rodents, the renal expression of hSGLT1 was absent in thick ascending limb of Henle (TALH) and macula densa, and the expression of both hSGLTs was sex-independent. In small intestinal enterocytes, hSGLT1 was localized to the BBM and subapical vesicles. Performing double labeling with glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) or glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP), hSGLT1 was localized to GLP-1-secreting L cells and GIP-secreting K cells as has been shown in mice. In liver, hSGLT1 was localized to biliary duct cells as has been shown in rats. In lung, hSGLT1 was localized to alveolar epithelial type 2 cells and to bronchiolar Clara cells. Expression of hSGLT1 in Clara cells was verified by double labeling with the Clara cell secretory protein CC10. Double labeling of human heart with aquaporin 1 immunolocalized the hSGLT1 protein in heart capillaries rather than in previously assumed myocyte sarcolemma. The newly identified locations of hSGLT1 implicate several extra renal functions of this transporter, such as fluid absorption in the lung, energy supply to Clara cells, regulation of enteroendocrine cells secretion, and release of glucose from heart capillaries. These functions may be blocked by reversible SGLT1 inhibitors which are under development.

  7. Productividad y calidad del huevo de gallinas con niveles crecientes de harina de semilla de calabaza (Cucurbita maxima

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    Yordan Martínez Aguilar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Un total de 160 gallinas ponedoras White Leghorn (Híbrido L-33 en pleno pico de potura, se ubicaron durante 91 días según diseño completamente aleatorizado, para evaluar el comportamiento productivo y la calidad del huevo. Se utilizaron cuatro tratamientos 0, 33, 66 y 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza, sustituyendo totalmente el aceite vegetal y parcial la torta de soya. Se tuvieron 20 repeticiones por tratamiento. No se evidenció morbilidad y mortalidad en las gallinas ponedoras con la inclusión de la semilla en las dietas. Además no se detectaron diferencias significativas (P>0.05 entre tratamientos para la producción de huevos, viabilidad, consumo de energía metabolizable y nutrientes (excepto para fibra cruda y extracto etéreo, peso del huevo, altura de la clara densa, altura de la yema, grosor de la cáscara, huevos no aptos y calidad sensorial del huevo (sabor, olor y textura. Para los tratamientos con 66 y 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza se observó un aumento en el peso final de las gallinas en 61 y 66 g, respectivamente en comparación con el tratamiento testigo. Los resultados obtenidos permiten recomendar la inclusión de hasta 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza en las dietas de gallinas ponedoras, sin alterar el comportamiento productivo y la calidad del huevo.

  8. Dense ceramic membranes: A review of the state of the art

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    Kozhukharov, V.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available During the past several years the concepts of oxygen permeation through mixed valency ceramic membranes possess special interest. In this context, a classification and brief review of the major membrane ceramic materials will be presented. The focus will be on dense ceramic membranes as elements for advanced application. A discussion will be proposed for mixed conductor ceramics as perovskite ABO3 compounds. Dense membranes on perovskite base are the object of the present review and some details about processing and characterization of double (A- and B-site substituted La1-x Sr(BaxCo0.8Fe0.2O3-d perovskites will be presented.

    El concepto de permeación de oxígeno a través de membranas cerámicas de valencia mixta, ha venido adquiriendo especial relevancia a lo largo de los últimos años. En este contexto se hace se efectúa una clasificación y breve revisión de los materiales cerámicos más relevantes utilizados como membranas. En particular se orienta la descripción hacia las membranas cerámicas densas para aplicaciones avanzadas. Se propone un análisis de los conductores cerámicos mixtos, como los compuestos de tipo perovskita ABO3. Se realiza una revisión de los materiales de este tipo existentes, así como se describen algunos aspectos sobre el procesamiento y caracterización de las perovskitas tipo La1-x Sr(BaxCo0.8Fe0.2O3-d doblemente sustituidas (lugares A- y B-.

  9. El fenómeno dolménico en el País Vasco.

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    M. Teresa Andres Ruperez

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Se plantea la hipótesis de un surgimiento autónomo del megalitismo en las sierras centrales del territorio vasco, como respuesta derivada de los cambios económicos que obligaron a sustituir la subsistencia depredadora por la productora, lo que no excluye la impregnación cultural que posibilitara el conocimiento previo de estas realizaciones arquitectónicas. En cambio, las zonas próximas al Ebro, están en más clara relación con el dolmenismo de la Meseta. La implantación dolménica en la zona se fecha, por ahora, a fines del 4º milenio. Los tipos dolménicos son sencillos con predominio general de los simples rectangulares, y sepulcros de corredor en la zona del Ebro; la Sierra de Cantabria se define como barrera entre dos «provincias» con distinción tipológica y étnica, esta última al menos en la fase de utilización calcolítica, que es notable en zonas del Ebro, en donde sigue a una etapa de abandono y degradación de los sepulcros. La especialización económica pastoril, que ha sido   enunciada como dominante, no es la única explicación posible para las densas concentraciones dolménicas de «montaña»; se sugiere la inconveniencia de superponer territorios funerarios y económicos o suponer coexistencia de tumbas «de invierno» y «de verano». Aun admitiendo una base ganadera de los medios de subsistencia, el asumir una relación entre el mecanismo de trashumancia pastoril estacional y los dólmenes, es muy discutible.

  10. Relação das propriedades mecânicas e densidade de postes de madeira de eucalipto com seu estado de deterioração

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    Rafael Colombo Abruzzi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta correlações obtidas entre propriedades mecânicas, densidade e o estado de deterioração de postes de eucalipto novos e retirados de serviço. O estado de deterioração foi determinado por inspeções em campo de postes da rede de distribuição de energia elétrica no sul do Brasil. Postes em diferentes estados de deterioração foram retirados da rede para os ensaios de flexão estática e medidas de densidade. Os testes mecânicos indicaram que os valores médios da resistência a flexão e da rigidez decrescem com o estado de deterioração do eucalipto. Entretanto, verificou-se uma grande variação nessas medidas com diferentes classes de deterioração apresentando resistência mecânica residual similar. Esse comportamento pode ser explicado pela influência da densidade da madeira nas correlações entre propriedades mecânicas e o estado de deterioração dos postes. Madeiras menos densas podem apresentar baixa resistência mecânica residual mesmo sem apresentar sinais de deterioração. O estudo da caracterização da madeira de eucalipto indicou que o estado de deterioração avaliado pela inspeção em campo, por si só não é um bom indicativo para prever a durabilidade das estruturas de madeiras, fazendo-se necessária uma análise preliminar da densidade da mesma.

  11. Efeito do Pr2O3 nas propriedades elétricas de varistores à base de SnO2 Effect of Pr2O3 on the electrical properties of SnO2-based varistors

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    L. G .P. Simões

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A proposta deste trabalho foi o estudo e a obtenção de uma cerâmica densa à base de SnO2 dopada com CoO, Ta2O5 e diferentes concentrações de Pr2O3. Os sistemas apresentaram elevados valores de densidade relativa, e propriedades não ôhmicas. A adição de Pr2O3 proporcionou um aumento no número de barreiras efetivas dos sistemas melhorando o valor do coeficiente de não-linearidade e aumentando o do campo de ruptura. Pelas medidas de espectroscopia de impedância, calculou-se a altura e a largura da barreira de potencial para os sistemas, mostrando que os resultados estão de acordo com a resposta em corrente contínua.The purpose of this work was to study and prepare SnO2-based dense ceramics doped with CoO and Ta2O5 and different concentrations of Pr2O3. The systems displayed high values of relative density and nonohmic properties. The addition of Pr2O3 caused the number of effective barriers of the systems to increase, improving the value of the nonlinear coefficient, and increasing the breakdown electric field. The height and the width of the potential barriers, which were determined by impedance spectroscopy measurements, indicated that the results are in agreement with the direct current response.

  12. Avaliação qualitativa de programas educativos em museus espanhóis (ECPEME

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    Roser Calaf Masachs

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Este projeto surgiu com o objetivo de conhecer em profundidade o funcionamento e a incidência educativa dos programas educativos nos museus de Espanha. A amostra foi composta por 12 museus de diferente natureza patrimonial e distribuição territorial, sendo intenção do projeto abarcar a diversidade regional espanhola: Galiza, Astúrias, País Basco, Aragão, Catalunha, Leão e Castela, Andaluzia e Madrid. Ao assegurar a diversidade como critério, tornou-se possível fazer inferências a partir dos dados. Procurou-se descobrir boas práticas e reforçar o diálogo entre instituições de educação não formal. Tratou-se de um modelo de avaliação externa e formativa sobre a ação educativa, que se apresentou com um desenho de investigação combinado de metodologias: analítico-documental, sobre a trajetória educativa e museográfica; interativo, quando abordámos a observação direta e as entrevistas em profundidade. Considerámos cada museu como um objeto de análise individual, um estudo de caso, cujas densas contribuições descritivas permitem inferir tendências educativas no contexto museológico e construir critérios de qualidade transferíveis para caminhar no sentido da melhoria didática e pedagógica do museu.

  13. Geographical Distribution, Ecological Position, and Formation Causes of Temperate Zone Sparse Forest in China%中国温带疏林的地理分布、生态地位及成因

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    于顺利

    2011-01-01

    中国分布的疏林类型众多,除了在热带分布的疏林(或稀树干草原)外,还有温带阔叶疏林和温带山地针叶疏林两种生态系统,具体包括榆树( Ulmus pumila)疏林、天山云杉(Picea schrekiana)疏林、侧柏(Platycladus orientalis)疏林、杜松(Juniperusngida)疏林、樟子松(Pinus sylvestnis var.mongolica)疏林、西藏落叶松(Larix tibetica)疏林、亚东冷杉(Abies densa)疏林、巨柏(Cupressus gigantea)疏林、大果圆柏(Sabina tibetica)疏林、滇藏方枝柏(Sabina wallichiana)疏林、方枝柏(Sabina saltuaria)疏林、大果红杉(Larix potaninii var.macrocarpa)疏林、西藏柏木(Cupressus torulosa)疏林、密枝圆柏(Sabina convallium)疏林、长叶松(Pinus roxburghii)疏林、云南松(Pinus yunnanensis)疏林、川西云杉(Picea likiangensis var.balfouriana)疏林、黄榆(Ulmusmacrocarpa)疏林、臭椿(Ailanthus altissima)疏林等生态系统类型,疏林生态系统(或疏林植被)应该是介于森林和草原(或灌丛)之间的一种过渡的植被类型,是一种地带性植被类型.疏林的分布是系列生态因子综合作用的结果,但其决定因子是水分.在中国大陆,沿纬度梯度从低到高的地带性植被应为雨林、季雨林、常绿阔叶林、落叶阔叶林、疏林、灌丛或草原,从东到西沿经度梯度依次为(阔叶和针叶)森林、(阔叶和针叶)疏林、草原、荒漠.在高原地区,沿海拔梯度的分布从低到高主要是森林、疏林、灌丛、草原或草甸.与森林、灌丛和草原相比,疏林的分布面积相对较小.中国疏林的分布区域大体位于农牧交错带地区,即从森林到草原过渡的地区.对疏林成因的理解,有利于区域生态恢复措施的选择.%China possesses various types of sparse forests. Except sparse forests in tropic regions of China, other two types of sparse forests are classified, namely, temperate zone spare forests and temperate zone mountain spare forests. In

  14. A new species of Xestospongia (Porifera: Demospongea, from the Colombian Caribbean A new species of Xestospongia (Porifera: Demospongea, from the Colombian Caribbean

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    Zea Sven

    1983-09-01

    Full Text Available De los habitat de arrecifes coralinos del Archipiélago de Nuestra Señora del Rosario en el Caribe Colombiano, se describe Xestospongia rosariensis.  Esta esponja es tubiforme, de color café, de consistencia dura y quebradiza, y su superficie tiene algunas irregularidades sinuosas. Su densa reticulación esquelética de tractos espiculares gruesos es típica del género. Las espículas son oxeas, con dimensiones promedio de 183.6 x 9.4 µm. X. rosariensis tiene algunas afinidades con X. subtriangularis, particularmente por el tamaño pequeño de las espículas. La típica forma de crecimiento de esta nueva especie la hace inconfundible entre los miembros de Xestospongia.Xestospongia rosariensis is named from coral reef habitats of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Archipelago in the Colombian Caribbean. This sponge is tube-shaped, brown in color, hard and brittle in consistency, and is provided with sinous surface irregularities. The dense skeleton reticulation of thick spicule tracts is typical for the genus. Spicules are oxea having mean dimensions of 183.6 x 9.4 µm. X. rosariensis has several affinities with X. subtriangularis, particularly the small dimensions of spicules.  Its distintive growth form makes the new species unmistakable among the members of Xestospongia.

  15. TÉCNICAS DE SEGMENTAÇÃO DE IMAGENS E CLASSIFICAÇÃO POR REGIÃO: mapeamento da cobertura vegetal e uso do solo, Mucugê-BA

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    Elane Fiúza Borges

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La clasificación de imágenes de satélite tiene como objetivo distinguir e identificar las características de los diferentes puntos fotografados. El objetivo de este estudio fue diseñar el mapa de cobertura vegetal y uso del suelo a partir de la utilización de técnicas de segmentación de imágenes y la clasifi cación por región del municipio de Mucugê, ubicado en la Chapada Diamantina - BA. Para el desarrollo de investigaciones dirigidas a las distintas pruebas que fueron realizadas, siendo elegidos para clasifi cación el imagen segmentada Aster, cuyos parámetros de similitud y la zona fueron de 50 y 36, respectivamente. El algoritmo utilizado fue el Bhattacharya, con el umbral de aceptación de 99,9%. En la etapa de clasifi cación se identificaron las siguientes clases, áreas alteradas, constituídas por la agricultura de pequeña escala, los pastos y construcciones, lo que equivale al 16,2% del área de estudio, la agricultura de irrigación por pivote central corresponde a 4,2%, sabana gramíneo leñoso y campos de roca, lo que equivale al 19,1%, sabana arbolada corresponde a 35,5% y fi nalmente la vegetación densa que corresponde a 25% del total. Para la validación se utilizó el índice de Kappa que presentó resultado 0,76, demonstrando sustancial correspondencia.

  16. Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma

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    Renato Soriani Paschoal

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile foi recentemente reconhecido como entidade clínico-patológica. Paciente do sexo feminino, 17 anos, relatou nodosidades eritêmato-violáceas e depressões nos membros e abdome há três anos e discreta perda ponderal, sem outros sintomas gerais. Adenomegalia, visceromegalias e infiltração da medula óssea estavam ausentes, e a histopatologia da pele mostrou densa infiltração de linfócitos atípicos CD3/CD8 no subcutâneo. A quimioterapia interrompeu o surgimento de novas lesões com remissão das pré-existentes no seguimento de oito meses. Aspectos imunofenotípicos e moleculares são relevantes para elucidação diagnóstica e avaliação do prognóstico.Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is extremely rare and has recently been recognized as a clinicopathological entity. Young female, 17 years old, has complained of subcutaneous nodules and plaques in the limbs and abdomen for three years, accompanied of mild weight loss without other constitutional symptoms. Nodal, visceral and bone marrow involvement was absent, and subcutaneous CD3/CD8 atypical lymphocyte infiltration was observed in the skin sample. Chemotherapy interrupted the onset of new lesions and led to remission in the 8-month follow-up. Immunophenotypic and molecular aspects were relevant to the diagnosis and as prognosis makers.

  17. Distribution of erythromycin in aquatic ecosystem: Microcosm study%红霉素在模拟水生生态系统中的分布特征

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    伍银爱; 杨琛; 唐婷; 郭学涛; 党志

    2015-01-01

    为了了解红霉素在水生生态系统的分布特征,正确评估红霉素的环境风险,采用微宇宙实验装置,考察了红霉素在模拟水生生态系统中水相、沉积物及生物体的分布特征.研究结果表明:红霉素进入模拟水生生态系统后,水相的半衰期为42d,沉积物为主要富集场所,可积累56.46%的红霉素;同时,水草和斑马鱼对红霉素亦有一定的吸收富集能力,水草(Elodea densa)和斑马鱼(Barchydanioreriovar)可分别吸收和富集1.04%和0.0402%的红霉素;水草对红霉素的富集能力高于斑马鱼,其最高富集系数在水草和斑马鱼内分别为46.05 L·kg-1和4.40 L·kg-1,在考虑评估红霉素的生态环境风险时,应注意其对水生动植物的影响.

  18. Neandertales en el centro peninsular: tecnocomplejos musterienses en la región de Madrid = Neanderthals in central Iberian: Mousterian technocomplex in the region of Madrid

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    Concepción Torre Navas

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    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años, la investigación sobre el Paleolítico en la región de Madrid ha proporcionado nuevos yacimientos y datos que permiten llevar a cabo una actualización de nuestro conocimiento del poblamiento humano de esta región durante el Pleistoceno superior. Las condiciones geo-litológicas de la cuenca sedimentaria madrileña, sumada a la peculiar fisiografía de sierra, pie de monte y cuenca drenada por una densa red fluvial, proporciona un contexto singular en el que el poblamiento parece organizarse funcionalmente atendiendo a los rasgos que cada contexto posee. Las comunidades musterienses supieron sacar provecho de una ordenada estructuración funcional del espacio. En este trabajo además de realizar una actualización del conocimiento en la región, planteamos como los grupos musterienses organizaron de manera planificada y complementaria la explotación de los distintos recursos en nuestra región respondiendo a patrones similares al de otras regiones europeas.In recent years, research on the Paleolithic in the region of Madrid has provided new archaeological sites, sequences and interpretations that allow us to update our knowledge about the human settlement in this region during the upper Pleistocene. Geo-lithological conditions of the Madrid sedimentary basin, combined with the peculiar physiography compose by mountains, slopes and basin drained by a dense river network provides a unique context in which the settlement seems to have been organized as a response to each particular context. During millennia, Mousterian communities learned to use a functional structure of space in order to organize the global activities. In this work, in addition to update our knowledge of the Mousterian occupation this region, we propose the existence of a organizational and complementary model of resource exploitation similar to other european regions.

  19. Avaliação das propriedades de barreira de membranas obtidas a partir de dispersões aquosas à base de poliuretanos e argila

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    Elaine M. Barboza

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    Full Text Available Formulações de aplicação não-poluente à base de poliuretanos em dispersão aquosa (WPUs, com adição de argila montmorilonita hidrofílica (CWPUs, foram sintetizadas. A permeabilidade ao dióxido de carbono (CO2 de membranas densas obtidas a partir do espalhamento das dispersões foi avaliada. Os reagentes empregados na síntese dos materiais foram: poli(glicol proplilênico (PPG, copolímero em bloco à base de segmentos de poli(glicol etilênico e poli(glicol propilênico (EG-b-PG, ácido dimetilolpropiônico (DMPA, diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI e etilenodiamina (EDA, como extensor de cadeia, levando à formação de ligações de ureia. Diferentes formulações foram obtidas variando-se a proporção de segmentos à base de poli(glicol etilênico (PEG e o teor de argila (0,5 e 1 %. As dispersões foram avaliadas em termos de teor de sólidos e viscosidade aparente. As membranas foram caracterizadas por espectrometria na região do infravermelho (FTIR e permeabilidade ao dióxido de carbono (CO2. A influência nas propriedades de barreira, conferida pela presença da argila e do copolímero em bloco, foi verificada por ensaios de permeabilidade. A permeabilidade ao CO2 aumentou com o aumento no teor segmentos de PEG e diminuiu com a inserção da argila, uma vez que esta é impermeável a gases, formando caminhos preferenciais na matriz polimérica que retardam a difusão das moléculas de gás.

  20. Evaluation of dermal substitute in a novel co-transplantation model with autologous epidermal sheet.

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    Guofeng Huang

    Full Text Available The development of more and more new dermal substitutes requires a reliable and effective animal model to evaluate their safety and efficacy. In this study we constructed a novel animal model using co-transplantation of autologous epidermal sheets with dermal substitutes to repair full-thickness skin defects. Autologous epidermal sheets were obtained by digesting the basement membrane (BM and dermal components from rat split-thickness skins in Dispase II solution (1.2 u/ml at 4 °C for 8, 10 and 12 h. H&E, immunohistochemical and live/dead staining showed that the epidermal sheet preserved an intact epidermis without any BM or dermal components, and a high percentage of viable cells (92.10 ± 4.19% and P63 positive cells (67.43 ± 4.21% under an optimized condition. Porcine acellular dermal matrixes were co-transplanted with the autologous epidermal sheets to repair full-thickness skin defects in Sprague-Dawley rats. The epidermal sheets survived and completely re-covered the wounds within 3 weeks. Histological staining showed that the newly formed stratified epidermis attached directly onto the dermal matrix. Inflammatory cell infiltration and vascularization of the dermal matrix were not significantly different from those in the subcutaneous implantation model. Collagen IV and laminin distributed continuously at the epidermis and dermal matrix junction 4 weeks after transplantation. Transmission electron microscopy further confirmed the presence of continuous lamina densa and hemidesmosome structures. This novel animal model can be used not only to observe the biocompatibility of dermal substitutes, but also to evaluate their effects on new epidermis and BM formation. Therefore, it is a simple and reliable model for evaluating the safety and efficacy of dermal substitutes.