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  1. E 1 and M 1 ? -strength functions in 144Nd

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    Voinov, A. V.; Grimes, S. M.

    2015-12-01

    Both E 1 and M 1 ? -strength functions below the neutron separation energy were analyzed based on experimental data from 143Nd(n ,? )144Nd and 143Nd(n ,? ? )140Ce reactions. It is confirmed that the commonly adopted E 1 model based on the temperature dependence of the width of the giant dipole resonance works well. The popular M 1 strength function due to the spin-flip magnetic resonance located near the neutron binding energy is not capable of reproducing experimental data. The low-energy enhancement of the M 1 strength or the energy-independent model of Weisskopf, both leading to the low-energy strength sizable to E 1 one, fit experimental data best.

  2. Quenching of the E1 strength in 149Nd

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    Ruchowska, E.; Płóciennik, W. A.; Mach, H.; Gulda, K.; Fogelberg, B.; Gausemel, H.; Fraile, L. M.; Kurcewicz, W.; Mezilev, K.; Sanchez-Vega, M.

    2010-07-01

    Lifetime measurements of excited states in 149Nd have been performed using the advanced time-delayed β γ γ( t) method. Half-lives of 14 excited states in 149Nd have been determined for the first time or measured with higher precision. Twelve new γ -lines and 5 new levels have been introduced into the decay scheme of 149Pr based on results of the γ γ coincidence measurements. Reduced transition probabilities have been determined for 40 γ -transitions in 149Nd . Configuration assignments for 6 rotational bands in 149Nd are proposed. Enhanced E1 transitions indicate that the ground-state band and the band built on the 332.9keV level constitute a pair of the ensuremath K^{π} = 5/2^{±} parity doublet bands. Potential energy surfaces on the ensuremath (β2,β3) -plane have been calculated for the lowest single quasi-particle configurations in 149Nd using the Strutinski method and the axially deformed Woods-Saxon potential. The predicted occurrence of the octupole-deformed K = 5/2 configuration is in agreement with experiment. Unexpectedly low ensuremath \\vert D_0\\vert values obtained for the ensuremath K^{π} = 5/2^{±} parity doublet bands may result from cancellation between the proton and neutron shell correction contributions to ensuremath \\vert D_0\\vert.

  3. Origin of Low-Lying Enhanced E 1 Strength in Rare-Earth Nuclei

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    Spieker, M.; Pascu, S.; Zilges, A.; Iachello, F.

    2015-05-01

    The experimental E 1 strength distribution below 4 MeV in rare-earth nuclei suggests a local breaking of isospin symmetry. In addition to the octupole states, additional J?=1- states with enhanced E 1 strength have been observed in rare-earth nuclei by means of (? ,? ') experiments. By reproducing the experimental results, the s p d f interacting boson model calculations provide further evidence for the formation of an ? cluster in medium-mass nuclei and might provide a new understanding of the origin of low-lying E 1 strength.

  4. Origin of low-lying enhanced E1 strength in rare-Earth nuclei.

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    Spieker, M; Pascu, S; Zilges, A; Iachello, F

    2015-05-15

    The experimental E1 strength distribution below 4 MeV in rare-earth nuclei suggests a local breaking of isospin symmetry. In addition to the octupole states, additional J^{?}=1^{-} states with enhanced E1 strength have been observed in rare-earth nuclei by means of (?,?') experiments. By reproducing the experimental results, the spdf interacting boson model calculations provide further evidence for the formation of an ? cluster in medium-mass nuclei and might provide a new understanding of the origin of low-lying E1 strength. PMID:26024168

  5. Spectral collapse via two-phonon interactions in trapped ions

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    Felicetti, S.; Pedernales, J. S.; Egusquiza, I. L.; Romero, G.; Lamata, L.; Braak, D.; Solano, E.

    2015-09-01

    Two-photon processes have so far been considered only as resulting from frequency-matched second-order expansions of light-matter interaction, with consequently small coupling strengths. However, a variety of novel physical phenomena arises when such coupling values become comparable to the system characteristic frequencies. Here, we propose a realistic implementation of two-photon quantum Rabi and Dicke models in trapped-ion technologies. In this case, effective two-phonon processes can be explored in all relevant parameter regimes. In particular, we show that an ion chain under bichromatic laser drivings exhibits a rich dynamics and highly counterintuitive spectral features, such as interaction-induced spectral collapse.

  6. B(E1) Strengths from Coulomb excitation of 11Be

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    Summers, N C; Pain, S D; Orr, N A; Catford, W N; Angelique, J C; Ashwood, N I; Bouchat, V; Clarke, N M; Curtis, N; Freer, M; Fulton, B R; Hanappe, F; Labiche, M; Loucey, J L; Lemmon, R C; Mahboub, D; Ninane, A; Normand, G; Nunes, F M; Soic, N; Stuttge, L; Timis, C N; Thompson, I; Winfield, J S; Ziman, V

    2007-03-06

    The B(E1;1/2{sup +}{yields} 1/2{sup -}) strength for {sup 11}Be has been extracted from intermediate energy Coulomb excitation measurements, over a range of beam energies using a new reaction model, the extended continuum discretized coupled channels (XCDCC) method. In addition, a measurement of the excitation cross section for {sup 11}Be+{sup 208}Pb at 38.6 MeV/nucleon is reported. The B(E1) strength of 0.105(12) e{sup 2}fm{sup 2} derived from this measurement is consistent with those made previously at 60 and 64 MeV/nucleon, in contrast to an anomalously low result obtained at 43 MeV/nucleon. By coupling a multi-configuration description of the projectile structure with realistic reaction theory, the XCDCC model provides for the first time a fully quantum mechanical description of Coulomb excitation. The XCDCC calculations reveal that the excitation process involves significant contributions from nuclear, continuum, and higher-order effects. An analysis of the present and two earlier intermediate energy measurements yields a combined B(E1) strength of 0.105(7) e{sup 2}fm{sup 2}. This value is in good agreement with the value deduced independently from the lifetime of the 1/2{sup -} state in {sup 11}Be, and has a comparable precision.

  7. Two-phonon octupole vibration in ^96Zr

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    Cline, D.; Davis, G. A.; Wu, C. Y.; Simon, M. W.; Teng, R.; Lee, I. Y.; Macchiavelli, A. O.; Vetter, K.

    1998-10-01

    Strong octupole correlations are expected to occur in ^96Zr because of the coherent superposition of proton 2p_3/2 ? 1g_9/2 and neutron 2d_5/2 ? 1h_11/2 particle-hole excitation. The measured half life of 67.8 4.3 ps for the first 3^- state at 1.8972 MeV corresponds to a B(E3;3^- ? 0^+) = 47.1 4.7 W.U. which is the most enhanced B(E3) for 3^-1 ? g.s. transitions in nuclei. The strong E3 collectivity, low E2 collectivity (B(E2; 2^+ ? 0^+) = 3.2 0.1 W.U.), and low excitation energy makes ^96Zr the best case for investigation of two-phonon octupole structure in nuclei. A 400 MeV ^96Zr beam was Coulomb excited by a ^208Pb target of 0.385 mg/cm^2 thick. CHICO was used to record the scattered ions in kinematic coincidence and in coincidence with Gammasphere. The 3.4834 MeV 6^+1 state, which has been suggested to be the two-phonon octupole 6^+ state, only accounts for about 6 2 % of the double-phonon harmonic limit in our preliminary analysis. Surprisingly, the 6^+2 state at 3.7722 MeV accounts for about 25 % of the harmonic limit with a upper bound extending to 125 % while the 6^+3 at 4.418 MeV has a strength of about 17 17 %. Details of the analysis and results will be presented.

  8. Transition probabilities and oscillator strengths of E1 transitions in Fe XII and Fe XIV

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    Tayal, S.S.

    2011-09-15

    Non-orthogonal orbitals in the multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock approach are used to calculate line strengths, oscillator strengths and transition probabilities for E1 transitions among the fine-structure levels of the 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 3}, 3s3p{sup 4}, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 2}3d, 3s3p{sup 3}3d, 3p{sup 5} and 3s{sup 2}3p3d{sup 2} configurations in Fe XII and 3s{sup 2}3p, 3s3p{sup 2}, 3s{sup 2}3d, 3p{sup 3}, 3s3p3d, 3p{sup 2}3d, 3s3d{sup 2}, 3p3d{sup 2}, 3s{sup 2}4s, 3s{sup 2}4p, 3s3p4s and 3s{sup 2}4d configurations in Fe XIV. The lifetimes of excited levels belonging to these configurations of Fe XII and Fe XIV are also presented. An accurate representation of the levels has been obtained using spectroscopic and correlation radial functions. The wavefunctions exhibit large correlations and significant dependence of one-electron valence orbitals due to both the total and intermediate terms. The relativistic corrections are included through the one-body and two-body operators in the Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian. Progressively larger calculations are performed to check for important electron correlation contributions and for convergence of results. The atomic wavefunctions give excitation energies which are in close agreement with experiment. The present oscillator strengths and transition probabilities compare very well with previous large scale calculations. - Highlights: {yields} Fe XII and Fe XIV oscillator strengths and transition probabilities for E1 transitions. {yields} Energies and lifetimes of excited levels of Fe XII and Fe XIV. {yields} Multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock calculations with non-orthogonal radial functions.

  9. Giant two-phonon Raman scattering from nanoscale NbC precipitates in Nb

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    Cao, C.; Tao, R.; Ford, D. C.; Klie, R. F.; Proslier, T.; Cooley, L. D.; Dzyuba, A.; Zapol, P.; Warren, M.; Lind, H.; Zasadzinski, J. F.

    2015-03-01

    High-purity niobium (Nb), subjected to the processing methods used in the fabrication of superconducting rf cavities, displays micrometer-sized surface patches containing excess carbon. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron energy-loss spectroscopy measurements are presented which reveal the presence of nanoscale NbC coherent precipitates in such regions. Raman backscatter spectroscopy on similar surface regions exhibit spectra consistent with the literature results on bulk NbC but with significantly enhanced two-phonon scattering. The unprecedented strength and sharpness of the two-phonon signal has prompted a theoretical analysis, using density functional theory (DFT), of phonon modes in NbC for two different interface models of the coherent precipitate. One model leads to overall compressive strain and a comparison to ab initio calculations of phonon dispersion curves under uniform compression of the NbC shows that the measured two-phonon peaks are linked directly to phonon anomalies arising from strong electron-phonon interaction. Another model of the extended interface between Nb and NbC, studied by DFT, gives insight into the frequency shifts of the acoustic and optical mode density of states measured by first-order Raman spectroscopy. The exact origin of the stronger two-phonon response is not known at present but it suggests the possibility of enhanced electron-phonon coupling in transition-metal carbides under strain found either in the bulk NbC inclusions or at their interfaces with Nb metal. Preliminary tunneling studies using a point contact method show some energy gaps larger than expected for bulk NbC.

  10. Two-phonon octupole excitation in /sup 147/Gd

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    Kleinheinz, P.; Styczen, J.; Piiparinen, M.; Blomqvist, J.; Kortelahti, M.

    1982-05-24

    A half-life measurement gives (57 +- 13)B/sub W/ for the 1575-keV E3 transition in /sup 147/Gd, which characterizes the 2.572-MeV (19/2)/sup -/ level as ..nu..f/sub 7/2/ x 3/sup -/ x 3/sup -/ two-phonon octupole state. This is the first identification of a nuclear two-phonon octupole excitation. The observed departures from harmonic vibration (twice the one-phonon energy and twice the transition rate) can be quantitatively understood in terms of the microscopic composition of the states, and can be derived from other observed features of the octupole vibrations in this region.

  11. Systematic calculation of E1 strength with fully self-consistent Skyrme-HF plus RPA

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    Inakura, Tsunenori; Yabana, Kazuhiro; Nakatsukasa, Takashi

    2010-08-12

    Systematic calculation of the electric dipole strength in even-even nuclei are performed employing a Hartree-Fock plus RPA approach. For an easy implementation of the fully self-consistent calculation, a finite amplitude method which we proposed recently is employed. We show an importance of low-angular momentum orbit for emergence of low-lying dipole resonances which have a substantial influence on the r-process in supernovae.

  12. ON THE QUESTIONS OF THE NUCLEAR LEVEL DENSITY AND THE E1 PHOTON STRENGTH FUNCTIONS

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    MUGHABGHAB,S.F.; DUNFORD,C.L.

    1999-11-15

    New results were derived from average level spacings of neutron resonances for the spin dispersion parameter of the nuclear level density, which demonstrated the influence of shell effects, as well as the interplay of nucleon pairing correlations for nuclei in the mass range from {sup 29}Si to {sup 241}Pu. The volume and surface components of the nuclear level density parameter, as well as the shell-damping factor, were determined as, a{sub v} = 0.076 {+-} 0.009 MeV{sup {minus}1} , a{sub s} = 0.180 {+-} 0.047 MeV{sup {minus}1}, and y{sub 0} = 0.047 {+-} 0.04 MeV{+-}, respectively. The effective nucleon mass at the Fermi surface is derived as m*/m = 1.09 {+-} 0.13. New evidence is presented for a dipole-quadrupole interaction term in the primary E1 transitions of average resonance capture data. This evidence is obtained by testing a proposed generalized Landau Fermi liquid model for spherical and deformed nuclei, which includes the effect of the dipole-quadrupole interaction. The Landau-Migdal interaction constant and the effective nucleon mass, are determined as F{sub 0}{prime} = 1.49 {+-} 0.08, and m*/m=1.04 {+-} 0.07, respectively.

  13. Systematic study of low-lying E1 strength using the time-dependent mean field theory

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    Ebata, S.; Nakatsukasa, T.; Inakura, T.

    2012-11-12

    We carry out systematic investigation of electric dipole (E1) mode from light to heavy nuclei, using a new time-dependent mean field theory: the Canonical-basis Time-Dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (Cb-TDHFB) theory. The Cb-TDHFB in the three-dimensional coordinate space representation can deal with pairing correlation and any kind of deformation in the timedependent framework. We report the neutron-number dependence of the low-energy E1 mode for light (A > 40) and heavy isotopes (A < 100) around N= 82.

  14. Isoscalar E 0 ,E 1 ,E 2 , and E 3 strength in 92,96,98,200Mo

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    Youngblood, D. H.; Lui, Y.-W.; Krishichayan, Button, J.; Bonasera, G.; Shlomo, S.

    2015-07-01

    Isoscalar giant resonances in 92,96,98,100Mo have been studied with inelastic scattering of 240-MeV ? particles at small angles including 0?. A significant fraction of the energy-weighted sum rule was found for isoscalar E 0 (107 %,105 %,103 %,and 110 %),E 1 (71 %,71 %,70 %,and 55 %),E 2 (73 %,69 %,85 %,and 79 %) , and high-energy octupole E 3 (52 %,65 %,61 %,and 53 %) resonances in 92,96,98,100Mo, respectively. Spherical Hartree-Fock-based random-phase approximation calculations were performed for each multipole using the KDE0v1 Skyrme-type effective interaction, and the results are compared to the experimental distributions.

  15. OPTICAL DATA PROCESSING: Two-dimensional image edge enhancement in the two-phonon diffraction

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    Kotov, V. M.; Averin, S. V.; Shkerdin, G. N.; Voronko, A. I.

    2010-06-01

    We suggest using the two-phonon Bragg scattering regime for two-dimensional image edge enhancement by means of acousto-optic (AO) diffraction on a single sound wave. Image edge enhancement is demonstrated in the first diffraction order by using an AO cell made of the TeO2 single crystal. To explain this effect, a three-dimensional model of AO interaction is proposed, which takes into account the angular selectivity of diffraction both in the plane of Bragg scattering and in the plane orthogonal to it.

  16. Two-phonon scattering in graphene in the quantum Hall regime

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    Alexeev, A. M.; Hartmann, R. R.; Portnoi, M. E.

    2015-11-01

    One of the most distinctive features of graphene is its huge inter-Landau-level splitting in experimentally attainable magnetic fields which results in the room-temperature quantum Hall effect. In this paper we calculate the longitudinal conductivity induced by two-phonon scattering in graphene in a quantizing magnetic field at elevated temperatures. It is concluded that the purely phonon-induced scattering, negligible for conventional semiconductor heterostructures under quantum Hall conditions, becomes comparable to the disorder-induced contribution to the dissipative conductivity of graphene in the quantum Hall regime.

  17. Signature of a two-phonon state through its proton decay pattern

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    Scarpaci, J.A.; Blumenfeld, Y.; Chomaz, P.; Frascaria, N.; Garron, J.P.; Lamehi-Rachti, M.; Lhenry, I.; Roynette, J.C.; Suomijaervi, T.; Beaumel, D.; Massolo, P.; Alamanos, N.; Gillibert, A.; Van der Woude, A. Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds, BP 5027, 14021 Caen Cedex Service de Physique Nucleaire, DAPNIA, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique de Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, 9747 AA Groningen )

    1993-12-06

    Inelastic scattering of 50 MeV/nucleon [sup 40]Ca on [sup 40]Ca was measured in coincidence with protons in order to investigate the excitation and decay of highly excited states in [sup 40]Ca. The proton decay pattern corresponding to an excitation region around 34 MeV shows the characteristic behavior expected of the direct decay of a two-phonon state. Thus, by using this novel method, the presence of a double-phonon state built with isoscalar giant resonances in [sup 40]Ca is demonstrated.

  18. Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of two phonons in trapped ions.

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    Toyoda, Kenji; Hiji, Ryoto; Noguchi, Atsushi; Urabe, Shinji

    2015-11-01

    The quantum statistics of bosons and fermions manifest themselves in the manner in which two indistinguishable particles interfere quantum mechanically. When two photons, which are bosonic particles, enter a beam-splitter with one photon in each input port, they bunch together at either of the two output ports. The corresponding disappearance of the coincidence count is the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect. Here we show the phonon counterpart of this effect in a system of trapped-ion phonons, which are collective excitations derived by quantizing vibrational motions that obey Bose-Einstein statistics. We realize a beam-splitter transformation of the phonons by employing the mutual Coulomb repulsion between ions, and perform a two-phonon quantum interference experiment using that transformation. We observe an almost perfect disappearance of the phonon coincidence between two ion sites, confirming that phonons can be considered indistinguishable bosonic particles. The two-particle interference demonstrated here is purely a quantum effect, without a classical counterpart, hence it should be possible to demonstrate the existence of entanglement on this basis. We attempt to generate an entangled state of phonons at the centre of the Hong-Ou-Mandel dip in the coincidence temporal profile, under the assumption that the entangled phonon state is successfully generated if the fidelity of the analysis pulses is taken into account adequately. Two-phonon interference, as demonstrated here, proves the bosonic nature of phonons in a trapped-ion system. It opens the way to establishing phonon modes as carriers of quantum information in their own right, and could have implications for the quantum simulation of bosonic particles and analogue quantum computation via boson sampling. PMID:26536958

  19. Hong–Ou–Mandel interference of two phonons in trapped ions

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    Toyoda, Kenji; Hiji, Ryoto; Noguchi, Atsushi; Urabe, Shinji

    2015-11-01

    The quantum statistics of bosons and fermions manifest themselves in the manner in which two indistinguishable particles interfere quantum mechanically. When two photons, which are bosonic particles, enter a beam-splitter with one photon in each input port, they bunch together at either of the two output ports. The corresponding disappearance of the coincidence count is the Hong–Ou–Mandel effect. Here we show the phonon counterpart of this effect in a system of trapped-ion phonons, which are collective excitations derived by quantizing vibrational motions that obey Bose–Einstein statistics. We realize a beam-splitter transformation of the phonons by employing the mutual Coulomb repulsion between ions, and perform a two-phonon quantum interference experiment using that transformation. We observe an almost perfect disappearance of the phonon coincidence between two ion sites, confirming that phonons can be considered indistinguishable bosonic particles. The two-particle interference demonstrated here is purely a quantum effect, without a classical counterpart, hence it should be possible to demonstrate the existence of entanglement on this basis. We attempt to generate an entangled state of phonons at the centre of the Hong–Ou–Mandel dip in the coincidence temporal profile, under the assumption that the entangled phonon state is successfully generated if the fidelity of the analysis pulses is taken into account adequately. Two-phonon interference, as demonstrated here, proves the bosonic nature of phonons in a trapped-ion system. It opens the way to establishing phonon modes as carriers of quantum information in their own right, and could have implications for the quantum simulation of bosonic particles and analogue quantum computation via boson sampling.

  20. Relaxation times of the two-phonon processes with spin-flip and spin-conserving in quantum dots

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    Wang, Zi-Wu; Liu, Lei; Li, Shu-Shen

    2014-04-07

    We perform a theoretical investigation on the two-phonon processes of the spin-flip and spin-conserving relaxation in quantum dots in the frame of the Huang-Rhys' lattice relaxation model. We find that the relaxation time of the spin-flip is two orders of magnitude longer than that of the spin-conserving, which is in agreement with previous experimental measurements. Moreover, the opposite variational trends of the relaxation time as a function of the energy separation for two-phonon processes are obtained in different temperature regime. The relaxation times display the oscillatory behaviors at the demarcation point with increasing magnetic field, where the energy separation matches the optical phonon energy and results in the optical phonon resonance. These results are useful in understanding the intraband levels' relaxation in quantum dots and could be helpful in designing photoelectric and spin-memory devices.

  1. Two-Phonon Absorption

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    Hamilton, M. W.

    2007-01-01

    A nonlinear aspect of the acousto-optic interaction that is analogous to multi-photon absorption is discussed. An experiment is described in which the second-order acousto-optically scattered intensity is measured and found to scale with the square of the acoustic intensity. This experiment using a commercially available acousto-optic modulator is…

  2. Two-Phonon Absorption

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    Hamilton, M. W.

    2007-01-01

    A nonlinear aspect of the acousto-optic interaction that is analogous to multi-photon absorption is discussed. An experiment is described in which the second-order acousto-optically scattered intensity is measured and found to scale with the square of the acoustic intensity. This experiment using a commercially available acousto-optic modulator is

  3. The E1 proteins

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    Bergvall, Monika; Melendy, Thomas; Archambault, Jacques

    2013-10-15

    E1, an ATP-dependent DNA helicase, is the only enzyme encoded by papillomaviruses (PVs). It is essential for replication and amplification of the viral episome in the nucleus of infected cells. To do so, E1 assembles into a double-hexamer at the viral origin, unwinds DNA at the origin and ahead of the replication fork and interacts with cellular DNA replication factors. Biochemical and structural studies have revealed the assembly pathway of E1 at the origin and how the enzyme unwinds DNA using a spiral escalator mechanism. E1 is tightly regulated in vivo, in particular by post-translational modifications that restrict its accumulation in the nucleus. Here we review how different functional domains of E1 orchestrate viral DNA replication, with an emphasis on their interactions with substrate DNA, host DNA replication factors and modifying enzymes. These studies have made E1 one of the best characterized helicases and provided unique insights on how PVs usurp different host-cell machineries to replicate and amplify their genome in a tightly controlled manner. - Highlights: • The papillomavirus E1 helicase orchestrates replication of the viral DNA genome. • E1 assembles into a double-hexamer at the viral origin with the help of E2. • E1 interacts with cellular DNA replication factors. • E1 unwinds DNA using a spiral escalator mechanism. • Nuclear accumulation of E1 is regulated by post-translational modifications.

  4. Two-phonon character of the lowest electric dipole excitation in {sup 142}Nd and in other nuclei near shell closures

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    Wilhelm, M.; Kasemann, S.; Pascovici, G.; Radermacher, E.; von Brentano, P.; Zilges, A.; Wilhelm, M.; Zilges, A.; Zilges, A.

    1998-02-01

    A resonant inelastic proton scattering experiment was carried out to investigate the {gamma} decay of the lowest lying 1{sup {minus}} state in the N=82 nucleus {sup 142}Nd. A very high sensitivity for the detection of the {gamma} rays was achieved by combining the Osiris Cube array with a Euroball Cluster detector. The observed {gamma} decay of the dipole excitation is a direct proof of the dominant two-phonon character of the lowest 1{sup {minus}} state in this nucleus. A survey of the branching ratios in the magic neutron number N=82 region and the energy systematics of candidates for two phonon 1{sup {minus}} states in other nuclei in the vicinity of various shell closures point to a high degree of harmonicity of the (2{sup +}{circle_times}3{sup {minus}}) coupling. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  5. Resonant two-phonon Raman scattering as a probe of hole crystal formation in Sr14-xCaxCu24O41

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    Holmlund, Joakim; Andreasson, Jakob; Knee, Christopher S.; Bckstrm, Joakim; Kll, Mikael; Osada, Minoru; Noji, Takashi; Koike, Yoji; Kakihana, Masato; Brjesson, Lars

    2006-10-01

    The charge dynamics of the spin ladder compound Sr14-xCaxCu24O41 with x=0,6,13.6 has been investigated using wavelength- and temperature-dependent phonon Raman scattering on single crystals. In the unsubstituted, x=0 , compound, a set of sharp two-phonon lines shows a strong increase in intensity below Ttilde 200K for light polarized along the ladder layer and with excitation energy close to the charge transfer gap 1.9eV . The temperature dependence of the strongly enhanced two-phonon bands below 200K closely follows the recently reported formation of a standing charge density wave in the ladders [P. Abbamonte , Nature 431, 1078 (2004)]. Upon calcium substitution the polarized resonant Raman response rapidly decreases, signaling an increase of hole mobility in the ladder units. Temperature-dependent measurements of the x=13.6 sample indicate mobility of holes down to <8K .

  6. Nature of One- and Two-Phonon Mixed Symmetry States in 92Zr and 94Mo from High-Resolution Electron and Proton Scattering

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    Neumann-Cosel, P. von; Burda, O.; Kuhar, M.; Lenhardt, A.; Ponomarev, V. Yu.; Richter, A.; Wambach, J.; Botha, N. T.; Fearick, R. W.; Carter, J.; Sideras-Haddad, E.; Foertsch, S. V.; Neveling, R.; Smit, F. D.; Fransen, C.; Fujita, H.; Pietralla, N.

    2006-03-13

    High-resolution inelastic electron (performed at the S-DALINAC) and proton (performed at iThemba LABS) scattering experiments on 92Zr and 94Mo with emphasis on E2 transitions are presented The measured form factors and angular distributions provide a measure for the F-spin purity, respectively the isovector nature, of the proposed one-phonon mixed symmetry states and furthermore provide a sensitive test of a possible two-phonon character of excited 2+ states.

  7. Relation of E1 pygmy and toroidal resonances

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    Nesterenko, V. O.; Repko, A.; Reinhard, P.-G.; Kvasil, J.

    2015-05-01

    A possible relation of low-lying E1 strength ("pygmy resonance") and toroidal strength is analyzed by using Skyrme random-phase-approximation (RPA) results for the strength functions, transition densities and current fields in 208Pb. It is shown that the irrotational pygmy motion can appear as a local manifestation of the collective vortical toroidal dipole resonance (TDR) at the nuclear surface. The RPA results are compared to unperturbed (1ph) ones.

  8. Analog E1 transitions and isospin mixing

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    Pattabiraman, N. S.; Jenkins, D. G.; Bentley, M. A.; Wadsworth, R.; Lister, C. J.; Carpenter, M. P.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Khoo, T. L.; Lauritsen, T.; Seweryniak, D.; Zhu, S.; Lotay, G.; Woods, P. J.; Krishichayan,; Isacker, P. Van

    2008-08-15

    We investigate whether isospin mixing can be determined in a model-independent way from the relative strength of E1 transitions in mirror nuclei. The specific examples considered are the A=31 and A=35 mirror pairs, where a serious discrepancy between the strengths of 7/2{sup -}{yields}5/2{sup +} transitions in the respective mirror nuclei has been observed. A theoretical analysis of the problem suggests that it ought to be possible to disentangle the isospin mixing in the initial and final states given sufficient information on experimental matrix elements. With this in mind, we obtain a lifetime for the relevant 7/2{sup -} state in {sup 31}S using the Doppler-shift attenuation method. We then collate the available information on matrix elements to examine the level of isospin mixing for both A=31 and A=35 mirror pairs.

  9. Adenovirus E1A gene autorepression: revertants of an E1A promoter mutation encode altered E1A proteins

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    Larsen, P.L.; Tibbetts, C.

    1987-12-01

    Revertants have been isolated from Ad3hr15, a mutant of human adenovirus type 3 that carries a defective E1A promoter. Transcription of these revertant E1A genes is restored - from nil for Ad3hr15 mutant to levels exceeding that of the wild-type virus. The mutant Ad3hr15 virus and the revertants all have an aberrant E1A promoter that contains two short tandem duplications of viral DNA sequence. The E1A gene-coding region of the mutant is the same as that for wild-type adenovirus type 3, whereas the revertants are characterized by short in-frame deletions within the 5' exon region of their E1A genes. Location of these reverting, second-site deletions is discussed in relation to E1A gene autoregulation and the evolved diversity of E1A-related oncogenic potential among different human adenoviruses.

  10. Gene coding for the E1 endoglucanase

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    Thomas, S.R.; Laymon, R.A.; Himmel, M.E.

    1996-07-16

    The gene encoding Acidothermus cellulolyticus E1 endoglucanase is cloned and expressed in heterologous microorganisms. A new modified E1 endoglucanase enzyme is produced along with variants of the gene and enzyme. The E1 endoglucanase is useful for hydrolyzing cellulose to sugars for simultaneous or later fermentation into alcohol. 6 figs.

  11. Gene coding for the E1 endoglucanase

    DOEpatents

    Thomas, Steven R.; Laymon, Robert A.; Himmel, Michael E.

    1996-01-01

    The gene encoding Acidothermus cellulolyticus E1 endoglucanase is cloned and expressed in heterologous microorganisms. A new modified E1 endoglucanase enzyme is produced along with variants of the gene and enzyme. The E1 endoglucanase is useful for hydrolyzing cellulose to sugars for simultaneous or later fermentation into alcohol.

  12. Strength Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Londeree, Ben R.

    1981-01-01

    Postural deviations resulting from strength and flexibility imbalances include swayback, scoliosis, and rounded shoulders. Screening tests are one method for identifying strength problems. Tests for the evaluation of postural problems are described, and exercises are presented for the strengthening of muscles. (JN)

  13. Energy-dependence of skin-mode fraction in E1 excitations of neutron-rich nuclei

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nakada, H.; Inakura, T.; Sawai, H.

    2015-05-01

    We have extensively investigated characters of the low-energy E1 strengths in N > Z nuclei, by analyzing the transition densities obtained by the HF+RPA calculations with several effective interactions. Crossover behavior has been confirmed, from the skin mode at low energy to the pn mode at higher energy. Decomposing the E1 strengths into the skin-mode, pn-mode and interference fractions, we show that the ratio of the skin-mode strength to the full strength may be regarded as a generic function of the excitation energy, insensitive to nuclides and effective interactions, particularly beyond Ni.

  14. Monopole strength as a probe of nuclear shape mixing

    SciTech Connect

    Meyer, R.A.

    1987-08-17

    The monopole strength, MS, within a single set of nuclear shape excitations is compared with the MS between different shapes. After misconceptions are pointed out concerning the spin dependence of B(E2) values, MS properties are juxtaposed with gamma-ray and beta-decay properties of /sup 70/Se, /sup 96/Zr, /sup 102/Pd, and the N = 60 isotones to illustrate the utility of combined investigations and evidence is given for the observation of a two-phonon octupole multiplet. Finally, consideration is given to the dominance of the /sup 3/S/sub 1/ force in producing deformation in the N > 50 1g nuclei. 23 refs., 4 figs.

  15. Adenovirus E1A/E1B Transformed Amniotic Fluid Cells Support Human Cytomegalovirus Replication

    PubMed Central

    Krömmelbein, Natascha; Wiebusch, Lüder; Schiedner, Gudrun; Büscher, Nicole; Sauer, Caroline; Florin, Luise; Sehn, Elisabeth; Wolfrum, Uwe; Plachter, Bodo

    2016-01-01

    The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replicates to high titers in primary human fibroblast cell cultures. A variety of primary human cells and some tumor-derived cell lines do also support permissive HCMV replication, yet at low levels. Cell lines established by transfection of the transforming functions of adenoviruses have been notoriously resistant to HCMV replication and progeny production. Here, we provide first-time evidence that a permanent cell line immortalized by adenovirus type 5 E1A and E1B (CAP) is supporting the full HCMV replication cycle and is releasing infectious progeny. The CAP cell line had previously been established from amniotic fluid cells which were likely derived from membranes of the developing fetus. These cells can be grown under serum-free conditions. HCMV efficiently penetrated CAP cells, expressed its immediate-early proteins and dispersed restrictive PML-bodies. Viral DNA replication was initiated and viral progeny became detectable by electron microscopy in CAP cells. Furthermore, infectious virus was released from CAP cells, yet to lower levels compared to fibroblasts. Subviral dense bodies were also secreted from CAP cells. The results show that E1A/E1B expression in transformed cells is not generally repressive to HCMV replication and that CAP cells may be a good substrate for dense body based vaccine production. PMID:26848680

  16. Adenovirus E1A/E1B Transformed Amniotic Fluid Cells Support Human Cytomegalovirus Replication.

    PubMed

    Krmmelbein, Natascha; Wiebusch, Lder; Schiedner, Gudrun; Bscher, Nicole; Sauer, Caroline; Florin, Luise; Sehn, Elisabeth; Wolfrum, Uwe; Plachter, Bodo

    2016-01-01

    The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replicates to high titers in primary human fibroblast cell cultures. A variety of primary human cells and some tumor-derived cell lines do also support permissive HCMV replication, yet at low levels. Cell lines established by transfection of the transforming functions of adenoviruses have been notoriously resistant to HCMV replication and progeny production. Here, we provide first-time evidence that a permanent cell line immortalized by adenovirus type 5 E1A and E1B (CAP) is supporting the full HCMV replication cycle and is releasing infectious progeny. The CAP cell line had previously been established from amniotic fluid cells which were likely derived from membranes of the developing fetus. These cells can be grown under serum-free conditions. HCMV efficiently penetrated CAP cells, expressed its immediate-early proteins and dispersed restrictive PML-bodies. Viral DNA replication was initiated and viral progeny became detectable by electron microscopy in CAP cells. Furthermore, infectious virus was released from CAP cells, yet to lower levels compared to fibroblasts. Subviral dense bodies were also secreted from CAP cells. The results show that E1A/E1B expression in transformed cells is not generally repressive to HCMV replication and that CAP cells may be a good substrate for dense body based vaccine production. PMID:26848680

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  5. CYP2E1 and Oxidative Liver Injury by Alcohol

    PubMed Central

    Lu, Yongke; Cederbaum, Arthur I.

    2008-01-01

    Ethanol-induced oxidative stress appears to play a major role in mechanisms by which ethanol causes liver injury. Many pathways have been suggested to contribute to the ability of ethanol to induce a state of oxidative stress. One central pathway appears to be the induction of cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) by ethanol. CYP2E1 metabolizes and activates many toxicological substrates, including ethanol, to more reactive, toxic products. Levels of CYP2E1 are elevated under a variety of physiological and pathophysiological conditions, and after acute and chronic alcohol treatment. CYP2E1 is also an effective generator of reactive oxygen species such as the superoxide anion radical and hydrogen peroxide, and in the presence of iron catalysts, produces powerful oxidants such as the hydroxyl radical. This Review Article summarizes some of the biochemical and toxicological properties of CYP2E1, and briefly describes the use of cell lines developed to constitutively express CYP2E1 in assessing the actions of CYP2E1. Possible therapeutic implications for treatment of alcoholic liver injury by inhibition of CYP2E1 or CYP2E1-dependent oxidative stress will be discussed, followed by some future directions which may help to understand the actions of CYP2E1 and its role in alcoholic liver injury. PMID:18078827

  6. Study of M1 and E1 excitations by high-resolution proton inelastic scattering measurement at forward angles

    SciTech Connect

    Tamii, A.; Adachi, T.; Hatanaka, K.; Hashimoto, H.; Kaneda, T.; Matsubara, H.; Okamura, H.; Sakemi, Y.; Shimizu, Y.; Tameshige, Y.; Yosoi, M.; Carter, J.; Dozono, M.; Fujita, H.; Fujita, Y.; Itoh, M.; Kawabata, T.; Nakanishi, K.; Sasamoto, Y.; Neumann-Cosel, P. von

    2007-06-13

    Experimental technique for measuring proton inelastic scattering with high-resolution at 295 MeV and at forward angles including zero degrees is described. The method is useful for extracting spin part of the M1 strength via nuclear excitation as well as E1 strength via Coulomb excitation. An excitation energy resolution of 20 keV, good scattering angle resolution, and low background condition have been achieved. The experimental technique was applied for several sd and pf shell nuclei.

  7. The nuclear receptor NR2E1/TLX controls senescence.

    PubMed

    O'Loghlen, A; Martin, N; Krusche, B; Pemberton, H; Alonso, M M; Chandler, H; Brookes, S; Parrinello, S; Peters, G; Gil, J

    2015-07-30

    The nuclear receptor NR2E1 (also known as TLX or tailless) controls the self-renewal of neural stem cells (NSCs) and has been implied as an oncogene which initiates brain tumors including glioblastomas. Despite NR2E1 regulating targets like p21(CIP1) or PTEN we still lack a full explanation for its role in NSC self-renewal and tumorigenesis. We know that polycomb repressive complexes also control stem cell self-renewal and tumorigenesis, but so far, no formal connection has been established between NR2E1 and PRCs. In a screen for transcription factors regulating the expression of the polycomb protein CBX7, we identified NR2E1 as one of its more prominent regulators. NR2E1 binds at the CBX7 promoter, inducing its expression. Notably CBX7 represses NR2E1 as part of a regulatory loop. Ectopic NR2E1 expression inhibits cellular senescence, extending cellular lifespan in fibroblasts via CBX7-mediated regulation of p16(INK4a) and direct repression of p21(CIP1). In addition NR2E1 expression also counteracts oncogene-induced senescence. The importance of NR2E1 to restrain senescence is highlighted through the process of knocking down its expression, which causes premature senescence in human fibroblasts and epithelial cells. We also confirmed that NR2E1 regulates CBX7 and restrains senescence in NSCs. Finally, we observed that the expression of NR2E1 directly correlates with that of CBX7 in human glioblastoma multiforme. Overall we identified control of senescence and regulation of polycomb action as two possible mechanisms that can join those so far invoked to explain the role of NR2E1 in control of NSC self-renewal and cancer. PMID:25328137

  8. Inhibition of Corneal Inflammation by the Resolvin E1

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Ji-Eun; Sun, Yan; Gjorstrup, Per; Pearlman, Eric

    2015-01-01

    Purpose. To investigate the role of the lipid mediator, resolvin E1 (RvE1), in corneal inflammation. Methods. The effect of RvE1 on stimulated human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) and neutrophils, and mouse macrophage was assessed. C57BL/6 mouse corneas were abraded and treated with RvE1 either before or after stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and antibiotic-killed Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. The levels of CXC chemokines in the cornea were quantified, and the presence of neutrophils in corneal infiltrates was detected by immunohistochemistry and by in vivo confocal microscopy. The effect of RvE1 on apoptosis in the corneal epithelium was assessed using the TUNEL assay. Results. RvE1 significantly inhibited cytokine production in HCECs and neutrophils, and mouse macrophages and cornea. The development of corneal infiltrates, specifically neutrophils, in response to stimulation with LPS, P. aeruginosa, and S. aureus was also significantly reduced. There was no apoptotic effect of RvE1 on mouse corneal epithelial cells. Conclusions. RvE1 inhibits corneal inflammation induced by LPS, Gram negative (P. aeruginosa) and Gram positive (S. aureus) bacteria. These findings indicate that RvE1 as a potential anti-inflammatory therapy for patients with corneal inflammation and also, when given together with antibiotics, for bacterial keratitis. PMID:25758817

  9. Collective quadrupole behavior in 46106Pd: deficit of E2 strength of the three-phonon levels

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Prados-Estvez, F. M.; Chakraborty, A.; Peters, E. E.; Mynk, M. G.; Bandyopadhyay, D.; Boukharouba, N.; Choudry, S. N.; Crider, B. P.; Kumar, A.; Lesher, S. R.; McKay, C. J.; McEllistrem, M. T.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Orce, J. N.; Scheck, M.; Yates, S. W.; Garrett, P. E.; Hicks, S. F.; Vanhoy, J. R.; Wood, J. L.

    2013-10-01

    The low-lying excited states in 106Pd exhibit a structure that resembles a 3-phonon quituplet, thus making 106Pd an excellent candidate for a ``good quadrupole vibrator.'' To examine this possibility, excited states in 106Pd were investigated using the (n ,n' ?) reaction at the University of Kentucky. Level lifetimes, spins, transition multipolarities, and multipole mixing ratios were determined. The feeding to the proposed two-phonon triplet of states J?(Ex,keV) = 4+(1229), 2+(1128) and 0+(1134) was studied for states up to ~3 MeV, and observed E2 decay strength sums were < 50% of that expected for low-energy quadrupole vibrational collective behavior. This deficiency of strength cannot be explained by considering the fragmentation of the three-phonon states. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. NSF under Grant No. PHY-0956310.

  10. Chemical characteristics for optimizing CYP2E1 inhibition.

    PubMed

    van de Wier, B; Balk, J M; Bast, A; Koek, G H; Haenen, G R M M

    2015-12-01

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) expression and activity in the liver is associated with the degree of liver damage in patients with alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) as well as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). CYP2E1 is known to generate reactive oxygen species, which leads to oxidative stress, one of the hallmarks of both diseases. Apart from ROS, toxic metabolites can be formed by CYP2E1 metabolism, further potentiating liver injury. Therefore, CYP2E1 is implicated in the pathogenesis of ASH and NASH. The aim of this study was to determine the chemical characteristics of compounds that are important to inhibit CYP2E1. To this end, structurally related analogs that differed in their lipophilic, steric and electronic properties were tested. In addition, homologues series of aliphatic primary alcohols, secondary alcohols, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids were tested. It was found that inhibition of the CYP2E1 activity is primarily governed by lipophilicity. The optimal log D7.4 (octanol/water distribution coefficient at pH 7.4) value for inhibition of CYP2E1 was approximately 2.4. In the carboxylic acids series the interaction of the carboxylate group with polar residues lining the CYP2E1 active site also has to be considered. This study sketches the basic prerequisites in the search for inhibitors of CYP2E1, which would strengthen our therapeutic armamentarium against CYP2E1 associated diseases, such as ASH and NASH. PMID:26428356

  11. CYP2E1 autoantibodies in liver diseases.

    PubMed

    Sutti, Salvatore; Rigamonti, Cristina; Vidali, Matteo; Albano, Emanuele

    2014-01-01

    Autoimmune reactions involving cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) are a feature of idiosyncratic liver injury induced by halogenated hydrocarbons and isoniazid, but are also detectable in about one third of the patients with advanced alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC). In these latter the presence of anti-CYP2E1 auto-antibodies is an independent predictor of extensive necro-inflammation and fibrosis and worsens the recurrence of hepatitis following liver transplantation, indicating that CYP2E1-directed autoimmunity can contribute to hepatic injury. The molecular characterization of the antigens recognized by anti-CYP2E1 auto-antibodies in ALD and CHC has shown that the targeted conformational epitopes are located in close proximity on the molecular surface. Furthermore, these epitopes can be recognized on CYP2E1 expressed on hepatocyte plasma membranes where they can trigger antibody-mediated cytotoxicity. This does not exclude that T cell-mediated responses against CYP2E1 might also be involved in causing hepatocyte damage. CYP2E1 structural modifications by reactive metabolites and molecular mimicry represent important factors in the breaking of self-tolerance against CYP2E1 in, respectively, ALD and CHC. However, genetic or acquired interferences with the mechanisms controlling the homeostasis of the immune system are also likely to contribute. More studies are needed to better characterize the impact of anti-CYP2E1 autoimmunity in liver diseases particularly in relation to the fact that common metabolic alterations such as obesity and diabetes stimulates hepatic CYP2E1 expression. PMID:25462068

  12. CYP2E1 autoantibodies in liver diseases

    PubMed Central

    Sutti, Salvatore; Rigamonti, Cristina; Vidali, Matteo; Albano, Emanuele

    2014-01-01

    Autoimmune reactions involving cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) are a feature of idiosyncratic liver injury induced by halogenated hydrocarbons and isoniazid, but are also detectable in about one third of the patients with advanced alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC). In these latter the presence of anti-CYP2E1 auto-antibodies is an independent predictor of extensive necro-inflammation and fibrosis and worsens the recurrence of hepatitis following liver transplantation, indicating that CYP2E1-directed autoimmunity can contribute to hepatic injury. The molecular characterization of the antigens recognized by anti-CYP2E1 auto-antibodies in ALD and CHC has shown that the targeted conformational epitopes are located in close proximity on the molecular surface. Furthermore, these epitopes can be recognized on CYP2E1 expressed on hepatocyte plasma membranes where they can trigger antibody-mediated cytotoxicity. This does not exclude that T cell-mediated responses against CYP2E1 might also be involved in causing hepatocyte damage. CYP2E1 structural modifications by reactive metabolites and molecular mimicry represent important factors in the breaking of self-tolerance against CYP2E1 in, respectively, ALD and CHC. However, genetic or acquired interferences with the mechanisms controlling the homeostasis of the immune system are also likely to contribute. More studies are needed to better characterize the impact of anti-CYP2E1 autoimmunity in liver diseases particularly in relation to the fact that common metabolic alterations such as obesity and diabetes stimulates hepatic CYP2E1 expression. PMID:25462068

  13. New Insights into FoxE1 Functions: Identification of Direct FoxE1 Targets in Thyroid Cells

    PubMed Central

    Fernández, Lara P.; López-Márquez, Arístides; Martínez, Ángel M.; Gómez-López, Gonzalo; Santisteban, Pilar

    2013-01-01

    Background FoxE1 is a thyroid-specific forkhead transcription factor essential for thyroid gland development, as well as for the maintenance of the thyroid differentiated state in adults. FoxE1 recognizes and binds to a short DNA sequence present in thyroglobulin (Tg) and thyroperoxidase (Tpo) promoters, but FoxE1 binding to regulatory regions other than Tg and Tpo promoters remains almost unexplored. Improving knowledge of the regulatory functions of FoxE1 is necessary to clarify its role in endocrine syndromes and cancer susceptibility. Methodology/Principal Finding In order to further investigate downstream FoxE1 targets, we performed a genome-wide expression screening after knocking-down FoxE1 and obtained new insights into FoxE1 transcriptional networks in thyroid follicular cells. After validation, we confirmed Adamts9, Cdh1, Duox2 and S100a4 as upregulated genes and Casp4, Creld2, Dusp5, Etv5, Hsp5a, Nr4a2 and Tm4sf1 as downregulated genes when FoxE1 was silenced. In promoter regions of putative FoxE1-regulated genes and also in the promoters of the classical thyroid genes Nis, Pax8 and Titf1, we performed an in silico search of the FoxE1 binding motif that was in close proximity to the NF1/CTF binding sequence, as previously described for other forkhead factors. Using chromatin immunoprecipitation we detected specific in vivo FoxE1 binding to novel regulatory regions in two relevant thyroid genes, Nis and Duox2. Moreover, we demonstrated simultaneous binding of FoxE1 and NF1/CTF to the Nis upstream enhancer region, as well as a clear functional activation of the Nis promoter by both transcription factors. Conclusions/Significance In search for potential downstream mediators of FoxE1 function in thyroid cells, we identified two novel direct FoxE1 target genes. To our knowledge, this is the first evidence regarding the implication of Nis and Duox2 in executing the transcriptional program triggered by FoxE1. Furthermore, this study points out the important role of FoxE1 in the regulation of a large number of genes in thyroid cells. PMID:23675434

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  1. A New Measurement of the E1 Component of the ^12C(,)^16O Reaction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tang, X. D.; Notani, M.; Rehm, K. E.; Ahmad, I.; Greene, J.; Hecht, A. A.; Henderson, D.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Jiang, C. L.; Moore, E. F.; Patel, N.; Pardo, R. C.; Savard, G.; Schiffer, J. P.; Sinha, S.; Paul, M.; Jisonna, L.; Segel, R. E.; Brune, C.; Champagne, A.; Wuosmaa, A.

    2006-10-01

    Durin the past few years we have been involved in a measurement of the E1 component of the ^12C(,)^16O reaction. Using a new approach with a set of high acceptance ionization chambers, we have measured the beta-delayed alpha decay in ^16N. The subthreshold 1^- state, which dominates the S-factor S(E1) at astrophysical energies, produces a small interference peak in the alpha spectrum, whose strength is sensitive to S(E1). The data have been analyzed using extrapolations obtained from R-matrix theory. The results from two independent runs will be presented and compared to previous experiments. The contributions from systematic uncertainties as well as the sensitivity of S(E1) to various R-matrix parameters will be discussed. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy, Nuclear Physics Division, under contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 and by the NSF Grant No. PHY-02-16783 (Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics).

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  4. CNO cycle: Soft E1 mode of the 17Ne excitation in the 17Ne+? ? 15O+2p reaction

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    Parfenova, Yu L.; Grigorenko, L. V.; Egorova, I. A.; Shulgina, N. B.; Zhukov, M. V.

    2016-01-01

    The 15O(2p, ?)17Ne reaction is studied using the time-reversed reaction of the17Ne E1 Coulomb dissociation on lead target in the context of nuclear astrophysics. Looking for the relation between the data on the Coulomb excitation and the astrophysical 2p-capture rate, one faces problem to extract the Coulomb E1 strength function from the measured Coulex cross section. We use a number of phenomenological approaches to estimate influence of such processes as Coulomb-nuclear interference, populations of states with different J?, etc. We calculate the 17Ne+2p astrophysical capture rate and compare the results with different calculations.

  5. Application of colicin E1 as a prefabrication intervention strategy.

    PubMed

    Patton, Brenda S; Lonergan, Steven M; Cutler, Sara A; Stahl, Chad H; Dickson, James S

    2008-12-01

    Colicin E1 (ColE1) is a bacteriocin produced by and effective against Escherichia coli and related species. The current study examined ColE1 as a potential intervention strategy for controlling E. coli O157:H7 contamination on beef carcasses. Untrimmed beef round roasts were cut into sample sizes of 5.08 by 2.52 by 5.08 cm, with an adipose layer covering an entire surface of lean beef. Samples were placed on sterile metal hooks and inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 at a level of 5 log CFU/ml in sterile tryptic soy broth. After inoculum attachment, ColE1 in doses of 0, 100 microg, 500 microg, and 1 mg/ml of 10 mM Tris, pH 7.6, was sprayed on the samples for a period of 10 min. Samples were evaluated at 0 and 30 min, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days post-spraying at 10 degrees C for E. coli O157:H7 inhibition. Treating samples with 500 microg and 1 mg of ColE1 effectively inhibited E. coli O157:H7 growth. When these doses were applied to samples inoculated with E. coli WS 3331, E. coli contamination was reduced by 4 and 7 log CFU/cm2, respectively, compared with the untreated control samples. In strain WS 3331, treatment with 1 mg ColE1 significantly inhibited growth of E. coli O157:H7 compared with the untreated control during the entire study. ColE1 provided powerful reduction of E. coli O157:H7 as a beef carcass spray intervention. PMID:19244907

  6. Flexibility and Muscular Strength.

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    Liemohn, Wendell

    1988-01-01

    This definition of flexibility and muscular strength also explores their roles in overall physical fitness and focuses on how increased flexibility and muscular strength can help decrease or eliminate lower back pain. (CB)

  7. Oncolytic Replication of E1b-Deleted Adenoviruses.

    PubMed

    Cheng, Pei-Hsin; Wechman, Stephen L; McMasters, Kelly M; Zhou, Heshan Sam

    2015-01-01

    Various viruses have been studied and developed for oncolytic virotherapies. In virotherapy, a relatively small amount of viruses used in an intratumoral injection preferentially replicate in and lyse cancer cells, leading to the release of amplified viral particles that spread the infection to the surrounding tumor cells and reduce the tumor mass. Adenoviruses (Ads) are most commonly used for oncolytic virotherapy due to their infection efficacy, high titer production, safety, easy genetic modification, and well-studied replication characteristics. Ads with deletion of E1b55K preferentially replicate in and destroy cancer cells and have been used in multiple clinical trials. H101, one of the E1b55K-deleted Ads, has been used for the treatment of late-stage cancers as the first approved virotherapy agent. However, the mechanism of selective replication of E1b-deleted Ads in cancer cells is still not well characterized. This review will focus on three potential molecular mechanisms of oncolytic replication of E1b55K-deleted Ads. These mechanisms are based upon the functions of the viral E1B55K protein that are associated with p53 inhibition, late viralmRNAexport, and cell cycle disruption. PMID:26561828

  8. DprE1, a new taxonomic marker in mycobacteria.

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    Incandela, Maria Loreto; Perrin, Elena; Fondi, Marco; de Jesus Lopes Ribeiro, Ana Luisa; Mori, Giorgia; Moiana, Alessia; Gramegna, Maurizio; Fani, Renato; Riccardi, Giovanna; Pasca, Maria Rosalia

    2013-11-01

    Among the species of the Mycobacterium genus, more than 50 have been recognized as human pathogens. In spite of the different diseases caused by mycobacteria, the interspecies genetic similarity ranges from 94% to 100%, and for some species, this value is higher than in other bacteria. Consequently, it is important to understand the relationships existing among mycobacterial species. In this context, the possibility to use Mycobacterium tuberculosis dprE1 gene as new phylogenetic/taxonomic marker has been explored. The dprE1 gene codes for the target of benzothiazinones, belonging to a very promising class of antitubercular drugs. Mutations in cysteine 387 of DprE1 are responsible for benzothiazinone resistance. The DprE1 tree, obtained with 73 amino acid sequences of mycobacterial species, revealed that concerning the benzothiazinone sensitivity/resistance, it is possible to discriminate two clusters. To validate it, a concatamer obtained from the amino acid sequences of nine mycobacterial housekeeping genes was performed. The concatamer revealed that there is no separation between the benzothiazinone-susceptible and benzothiazinone-resistant species; consequently, this parameter is not linked to the phylogeny. DprE1 tree might represent a good taxonomic marker for the assignment of a mycobacterial isolate to a species. Moreover, the concatamer represents a good reference phylogeny for the Mycobacterium genus. PMID:24024613

  9. Oncolytic Replication of E1b-Deleted Adenoviruses

    PubMed Central

    Cheng, Pei-Hsin; Wechman, Stephen L.; McMasters, Kelly M.; Zhou, Heshan Sam

    2015-01-01

    Various viruses have been studied and developed for oncolytic virotherapies. In virotherapy, a relatively small amount of viruses used in an intratumoral injection preferentially replicate in and lyse cancer cells, leading to the release of amplified viral particles that spread the infection to the surrounding tumor cells and reduce the tumor mass. Adenoviruses (Ads) are most commonly used for oncolytic virotherapy due to their infection efficacy, high titer production, safety, easy genetic modification, and well-studied replication characteristics. Ads with deletion of E1b55K preferentially replicate in and destroy cancer cells and have been used in multiple clinical trials. H101, one of the E1b55K-deleted Ads, has been used for the treatment of late-stage cancers as the first approved virotherapy agent. However, the mechanism of selective replication of E1b-deleted Ads in cancer cells is still not well characterized. This review will focus on three potential molecular mechanisms of oncolytic replication of E1b55K-deleted Ads. These mechanisms are based upon the functions of the viral E1B55K protein that are associated with p53 inhibition, late viral mRNA export, and cell cycle disruption. PMID:26561828

  10. Strength Training for Girls.

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    Connaughton, Daniel; Connaughton, Angela; Poor, Linda

    2001-01-01

    Strength training can be fun, safe, and appropriate for young girls and women and is an important component of any fitness program when combined with appropriate cardiovascular and flexibility activities. Concerns and misconceptions regarding girls' strength training are discussed, presenting general principles of strength training for children

  11. Acetaldehyde and parkinsonism: role of CYP450 2E1

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    Vaglini, Francesca; Viaggi, Cristina; Piro, Valentina; Pardini, Carla; Gerace, Claudio; Scarselli, Marco; Corsini, Giovanni Umberto

    2013-01-01

    The present review update the relationship between acetaldehyde (ACE) and parkinsonism with a specific focus on the role of P450 system and CYP 2E1 isozyme particularly. We have indicated that ACE is able to enhance the parkinsonism induced in mice by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine, a neurotoxin able to damage the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway. Similarly diethyldithiocarbamate, the main metabolite of disulfiram, a drug widely used to control alcoholism, diallylsulfide (DAS) and phenylisothiocyanate also markedly enhance the toxin-related parkinsonism. All these compounds are substrate/inhibitors of CYP450 2E1 isozyme. The presence of CYP 2E1 has been detected in the dopamine (DA) neurons of rodent Substantia Nigra (SN), but a precise function of the enzyme has not been elucidated yet. By treating CYP 2E1 knockout (KO) mice with the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine, the SN induced lesion was significantly reduced when compared with the lesion observed in wild-type animals. Several in vivo and in vitro studies led to the conclusion that CYP 2E1 may enhance the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine toxicity in mice by increasing free radical production inside the dopaminergic neurons. ACE is a good substrate for CYP 2E1 enzyme as the other substrate-inhibitors and by this way may facilitate the susceptibility of dopaminergic neurons to toxic events. The literature suggests that ethanol and/or disulfiram may be responsible for toxic parkinsonism in human and it indicates that basal ganglia are the major targets of disulfiram toxicity. A very recent study reports that there are a decreased methylation of the CYP 2E1 gene and increased expression of CYP 2E1 mRNA in Parkinson's disease (PD) patient brains. This study suggests that epigenetic variants of this cytochrome contribute to the susceptibility, thus confirming multiples lines of evidence which indicate a link between environmental toxins and PD. PMID:23801948

  12. Strength Modeling Report

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    Badler, N. I.; Lee, P.; Wong, S.

    1985-01-01

    Strength modeling is a complex and multi-dimensional issue. There are numerous parameters to the problem of characterizing human strength, most notably: (1) position and orientation of body joints; (2) isometric versus dynamic strength; (3) effector force versus joint torque; (4) instantaneous versus steady force; (5) active force versus reactive force; (6) presence or absence of gravity; (7) body somatotype and composition; (8) body (segment) masses; (9) muscle group envolvement; (10) muscle size; (11) fatigue; and (12) practice (training) or familiarity. In surveying the available literature on strength measurement and modeling an attempt was made to examine as many of these parameters as possible. The conclusions reached at this point toward the feasibility of implementing computationally reasonable human strength models. The assessment of accuracy of any model against a specific individual, however, will probably not be possible on any realistic scale. Taken statistically, strength modeling may be an effective tool for general questions of task feasibility and strength requirements.

  13. EXPRESSION OF ENDOGLUCANASE E1 IN TRANSGENIC DUCKWEED LEMNA MINOR

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Transgenic duckweed (Lemna minor) that expresses Acidothermus cellulolyticus E1 endoglucanase was generated using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Out of 15 independent transgenic lines, 1 line with the highest CMC-degrading activity was selected for further studies. The 2-week-old transgeni...

  14. 26 CFR 53.4941(e)-1 - Definitions.

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    2011-04-01

    ... TAXES (CONTINUED) FOUNDATION AND SIMILAR EXCISE TAXES Taxes on Self-Dealing § 53.4941(e)-1 Definitions. (a) Taxable period—(1) In general. For purposes of any act of self-dealing, the term “taxable period” means the period beginning with the date on which the act of self-dealing occurs and ending on...

  15. 26 CFR 53.4941(e)-1 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... TAXES (CONTINUED) FOUNDATION AND SIMILAR EXCISE TAXES Taxes on Self-Dealing § 53.4941(e)-1 Definitions. (a) Taxable period—(1) In general. For purposes of any act of self-dealing, the term “taxable period” means the period beginning with the date on which the act of self-dealing occurs and ending on...

  16. 24. SPILLWAY CHANNEL WALLS REINFORCEMENT DETAILS; MONOLITHS E1 TO ...

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    24. SPILLWAY CHANNEL WALLS - REINFORCEMENT DETAILS; MONOLITHS E-1 TO F-4 INCL. & NO. 34. Sheet S-11, June, 1939. File no. SA 342/24(?). - Prado Dam, Spillway, Santa Ana River near junction of State Highways 71 & 91, Corona, Riverside County, CA

  17. 26 CFR 53.4941(e)-1 - Definitions.

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    2014-04-01

    ... TAXES (CONTINUED) FOUNDATION AND SIMILAR EXCISE TAXES Taxes on Self-Dealing 53.4941(e)-1 Definitions. (a) Taxable period(1) In general. For purposes of any act of self-dealing, the term taxable period means the period beginning with the date on which the act of self-dealing occurs and ending on...

  18. Multi-Laboratory Validation of Estrone (E1) ELISA Methods

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    This project is a round-robin evaluation of commercially available Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology to quantitatively or qualitatively measure the hormone estrone (E1) in combined animal feeding operation (CAFO) receiving streams. ELISA is meant to be a simpl...

  19. Quantitation of ColE1-encoded replication elements.

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    Brenner, M; Tomizawa, J

    1991-01-01

    Replication of the Escherichia coli plasmid ColE1 initiates from an RNA primer. This primer is formed by a ColE1 RNA II molecule that remains hybridized to its DNA template in the origin region after transcription. Continued hybridization is inhibited by prior binding to RNA II of another ColE1 transcript, RNA I; and this interaction is regulated by the plasmid-encoded Rom protein. To understand the quantitative aspects of regulation of ColE1 synthesis, we have measured the levels of RNA I, RNA II, and Rom protein in vivo, as well as the half-lives of the RNAs. The intracellular concentrations of RNA I, RNA II, and Rom protein were found to be about 1 microM, 7 nM, and 1 microM, respectively; and the RNAs had half-lives of about 2 min. A simple model derived from these results indicates that the plasmid copy number is little affected by the rate of RNA II synthesis but is strongly dependent on that of RNA I. Images PMID:1703297

  20. 26 CFR 1.167(e)-1 - Change in method.

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    2012-04-01

    ... to December 30, 2003 ( 1.167(e)-1 as contained in 26 CFR part 1 edition revised as of April 1, 2003). ... method. (a) In general. (1) Any change in the method of computing the depreciation allowances with... straight line method of depreciation will be permitted without consent as provided in former section...

  1. 26 CFR 1.167(e)-1 - Change in method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... to December 30, 2003 ( 1.167(e)-1 as contained in 26 CFR part 1 edition revised as of April 1, 2003). ... method. (a) In general. (1) Any change in the method of computing the depreciation allowances with... straight line method of depreciation will be permitted without consent as provided in former section...

  2. Alumina fiber strength improvement

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    Pepper, R. T.; Nelson, D. C.

    1982-01-01

    The effective fiber strength of alumina fibers in an aluminum composite was increased to 173,000 psi. A high temperature heat treatment, combined with a glassy carbon surface coating, was used to prevent degradation and improve fiber tensile strength. Attempts to achieve chemical strengthening of the alumina fiber by chromium oxide and boron oxide coatings proved unsuccessful. A major problem encountered on the program was the low and inconsistent strength of the Dupont Fiber FP used for the investigation.

  3. Cyclin E1 Is Amplified and Overexpressed in Osteosarcoma

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    Lockwood, William W.; Stack, Deirdre; Morris, Thomas; Grehan, David; O'Keane, Conor; Stewart, Greg L.; Cumiskey, Joanna; Lam, Wan L.; Squire, Jeremy A.; Thomas, David M.; O'Sullivan, Maureen J.

    2011-01-01

    Osteosarcoma is a genetically complex malignancy, predominantly afflicting the adolescent population and associated still with relatively poor long-term outcomes. Although there has been some improvement in the understanding of osteosarcoma biology, this has not yet translated particularly well into therapeutic advances. By using a whole-genome tiling path array for comparative genomic hybridization analysis, we sought to evaluate DNA copy number changes in 22 osteosarcoma tumor samples. Regions of most frequent gains or losses generated by Genomic Identification of Significant Targets in Cancer analysis were evaluated for genes of interest. Correlation of the copy number data with preexisting expression data for these genes yielded not only targets known to be important in osteosarcoma but also novel targets, notably cyclin E1. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the findings. Overexpression of cyclin E1 has potential prognostic and therapeutic implications that are discussed herein. PMID:21458381

  4. Discovery and Classification of DES15E1iuh

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    Smith, M.; Sullivan, M.; Childress, M.; D'Andrea, C.; Lewis, G. F.; Mould, J.; Lidman, C.; Tucker, B. E.; Sharp, R.; Yuan, F.; Martini, P.; Brown, P. J.; Krisciunas, K.; Suntzeff, N.; Nichol, R.; Papadopoulos, A.; Maartens, R.; Gupta, R.; Kovacs, E.; Kuhlmann, S.; Spinka, H.; Ahn, E.; Finley, D. A.; Frieman, J.; Marriner, J.; Wester, W.; Aldering, G.; Kim, A. G.; Thomas, R. C.; Barbary, K.; Bloom, J. S.; Goldstein, D.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Foley, R. J.; Casas, R.; Castander, F. J.; Desai, S.; Paech, K.; Smith, R. C.; Schubnell, M.; Kessler, R.; Lasker, J.; Scolnic, D.; Brout, D. J.; Gladney, L.; Sako, M.; Wolf, R. C.

    2015-10-01

    We report optical spectroscopy of DES15E1iuh discovered by the Dark Energy Survey. We obtained spectra using the X-SHOOTER instrument (wavelength range 380-950nm) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the AAOmega Spectrograph (Saunders et al. 2004, SPIE, 5492, 389; wavelength range 370-885nm) and the 2dF fibre positioner at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT).

  5. High strength, superplastic superalloy

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    Ashbrook, R. L.; Freche, J. C.; Waters, W. J.

    1969-01-01

    High strength superplastic superalloys are produced by extruding a pre-alloyed powder. The cast nickel base superalloy was remelted and converted to pre-alloyed powder by inert gas atomization. The superalloy shows high tensile strength and superplasticity and finds use in hot working and casting.

  6. Treatment of vasospastic disease with prostaglandin E1.

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    Clifford, P C; Martin, M F; Sheddon, E J; Kirby, J D; Baird, R N; Dieppe, P A

    1980-01-01

    Prostaglandin E1, a vasodilator and potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation, was administered to 26 patients with severe vasospastic disease of the hands. Patients tolerated infusions well and reported appreciable symptomatic improvement. Five of eight ischaemic ulcers healed in six weeks. Non-invasive studies of blood flow were used to observe haemodynamic changes during and after infusions. The Doppler-derived radial artery pulsatility index fell from 8.8 +/- 0.6 to 4.6 +/0 0.5 (mean +/- SEM), indicating hand vasodilatation. This fall was maintained 24 hours after infusion (5.9 +/- 0.9), but the index had returned to normal values at two weeks. The amplitude of finger pulse volume recordings increased (5.6 +/- 0.7 mm to 23.8 +/- 3.4 mm) and was raised two and six weeks after infusion (13.5 +/- 2.1 mm). Hand temperature measured by infrared radiometry also increased (27.4 +/- 0.7 degrees C to 31.2 +/- 1.2 degrees C). Intensity of digital vasospasm induced by cold water challenge was not objectively affected by prostaglandin E1 despite an increased finger temperature after infusion. Nevertheless, patients reported less frequent and severe attacks. Prostaglandin E1 given by central venous infusion is a safe new vasoactive agent that can produce appreciable symptomatic improvement by increasing digital perfusion, which may last for several weeks after treatment. Further study will define its mode of action and its place in the management of peripheral vascular disease. PMID:7427564

  7. Phenomenology of heavy quarkonium radiative E1 transitions

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    Martinez, Hector E.

    2016-01-01

    We present preliminary results of the evaluation of the next-to-leading-order (NLO) relativistic corrections to the heavy quarkonium electric dipole transition (E1) rate. In our evaluation we use the quark-antiquark potential up to 1/m2 corrections that includes the effective string theory expression for the long range, a review on the method to construct this potential is given. Our results compare favorable with the experiments and may provide predictions for the rates for which no experimental data is yet available.

  8. Haemorrheological effects of prostaglandin E1 infusion in Raynaud's syndrome.

    PubMed Central

    Lucas, G S; Simms, M H; Caldwell, N M; Alexander, S J; Stuart, J

    1984-01-01

    Eighteen patients with severe Raynaud's syndrome had impaired deformability of erythrocytes, as measured by filtration through 5 micron diameter pores, compared with 19 healthy controls. The patients were given prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) or placebo by intravenous infusion for 72 h to assess the haemorrheological action of PGE1. Contrary to a previous report, PGE1 did not improve erythrocyte filterability. Infusion of PGE1 did, however, evoke an acute phase response with hyperproteinaemia and a leucocytosis and is a potentially important mediator of this stress response in patients with vascular disease. PMID:6540787

  9. RP-1 delivered to E-1 Test Stand

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    2010-01-01

    NASA John C. Stennis Space Center employee Dustan Ladner (left) assists tanker driver David Velasco in transferring RP-1 fuel to a 20,000-gallon underground tank at the E-1 Test Stand during a March 30 delivery. The rocket propellant will be used for testing Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines beginning this summer. Stennis is testing the engines for Orbital Sciences Corporation, which has partnered with NASA to provide eight supply missions to the International Space Station through 2015. The partnership is part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services initiative to work closer with companies to provide commercial space transport once the space shuttle is retired later this year.

  10. A large scale virtual screen of DprE1.

    PubMed

    Wilsey, Claire; Gurka, Jessica; Toth, David; Franco, Jimmy

    2013-12-01

    Tuberculosis continues to plague the world with the World Health Organization estimating that about one third of the world's population is infected. Due to the emergence of MDR and XDR strains of TB, the need for novel therapeutics has become increasing urgent. Herein we report the results of a virtual screen of 4.1 million compounds against a promising drug target, DrpE1. The virtual compounds were obtained from the Zinc docking site and screened using the molecular docking program, AutoDock Vina. The computational hits have led to the identification of several promising lead compounds. PMID:24055764

  11. Octupole deformation in sup 221 Fr; E1 transition rates

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    Liang, C.F.; Peghaire, A. ); Sheline, R.K. )

    1990-07-10

    Experimental data following the alpha decay of{sup 225}Ac are interpreted in terms of a spectroscopy in {sup 221}Fr consistent with octupole deformation. However, the measured E1 transition probabilities suggest that the low lying bands in {sup 221}Fr are considerably more mixed than in nuclei with slightly higher mass number. It is suggested that this mixing of states in {sup 221}Fr is indicative of the partial collapse of Nilsson-like orbitals into more degenerate shell model orbitals.

  12. Reduction of bone strength

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    Bingham, Cindy

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs on reduction of bone strength are presented. WEHI 231 B growth rates, experimental chambers used to apply the electric field to the cell cultures, and a mouse suspended by rotating cuff in electromagnetic field are shown.

  13. Strength and Balance Exercises

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    ... Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Strength and Balance Exercises Updated:Jun 23,2015 If you have ... second set. Walking Heel-to-Toe Purpose: Improve balance. Starting Position: Stand close to a wall for ...

  14. Apple Strength Issues

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    Syn, C

    2009-12-22

    Strength of the apple parts has been noticed to decrease, especially those installed by the new induction heating system since the LEP campaign started. Fig. 1 shows the ultimate tensile strength (UTS), yield strength (YS), and elongation of the installed or installation-simulated apples on various systems. One can clearly see the mean values of UTS and YS of the post-LEP parts decreased by about 8 ksi and 6 ksi respectively from those of the pre-LEP parts. The slight increase in elongation seen in Fig.1 can be understood from the weak inverse relationship between the strength and elongation in metals. Fig.2 shows the weak correlation between the YS and elongation of the parts listed in Fig. 1. Strength data listed in Figure 1 were re-plotted as histograms in Figs. 3 and 4. Figs. 3a and 4a show histograms of all UTS and YS data. Figs. 3b and 4b shows histograms of pre-LEP data and Figs. 3c and 4c of post-LEP data. Data on statistical scatter of tensile strengths have been rarely published by material suppliers. Instead, only the minimum 'guaranteed' strength data are typically presented. An example of strength distribution of aluminum 7075-T6 sheet material, listed in Fig. 5, show that its scatter width of both UTS and YS for a single sheet can be about 6 ksi and for multi-lot scatter can be as large as 11 ksi even though the sheets have been produced through well-controlled manufacturing process. By approximating the histograms shown in Figs. 3 and 4 by a Gaussian or similar type of distribution curves, one can plausibly see the strength reductions in the later or more recent apples. The pre-LEP data in Figs. 3b and 4b show wider scatter than the post-LEP data in Figs. 3c and 4c and seem to follow the binomial distribution of strength indicating that the apples might have been made from two different lots of material, either from two different vendors or from two different melts of perhaps slightly different chemical composition by a single vendor. The post-LEP apples seem to have been from a single batch of material. The pre-LEP apples of the weak strength and the post-LEP apples with even weaker strength could have been made of the same batch of material, and the small strength differential might be due to the difference in the induction heating system. If the pre-LEP apples with the lower strength and the post LEP apples are made from the same batch of material, their combined scatter of strength data would be wider and can be understood as a result of the additional processing steps of stress relief and induction heating as discussed.

  15. Electron impact collision strengths in Sn XXIII

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    Liang, Y.Q. Zhong, J.Y.

    2008-11-15

    The energy levels, multipole (E1, M1, E2, and M2) transition rates, and electron-impact collision strengths are calculated for Sn XXIII. The data refer to 107 fine-structure levels belonging to the configurations (1s{sup 2}2s{sup 2}2p{sup 6})3s{sup 2}3p{sup 6}3d{sup 10}, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 6}3d{sup 9}4l, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 5}3d{sup 10}4l, and 3s3p{sup 6}3d{sup 10}4l(l = s, p, d, and f). The collision strengths are calculated with a 20-collision-energy grid in terms of the energy of the scattered electron between 37.5 and 8436 eV by using the distorted-wave approximation. Effective collision strengths are obtained at five electron temperatures, T{sub e} (eV) = 193.89, 387.78, 581.67, 775.57, and 969.46, by integrating the collision strengths over a Maxwellian electron distribution.

  16. Metabolism of prostaglandins A1 and E1 in man.

    PubMed Central

    Golub, M; Zia, P; Matsuno, M; Horton, R

    1975-01-01

    To investigate the in vivo whole blood metabolic clearance rates and sites of metabolism of prostaglandins A1 and E1 in man, constant infusions of the tritiated compounds were administered to normal subjects and to patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. The whole blood metabolic clearance rate of [3H]prostaglandin A1 in eight men was 5,003 +/- 864 liters/day (SD) or 2,546 +/- 513 liters/day per m2 (SD). Nonradioactive prostaglandin A1 was similarly infused in two subjects, and the metabolic clearance rates were determined, utilizing a specific radioimmunoassay. The clearance rates with this method correlated closely with those determined by the isotope infusions. Extraction studies of prostaglandin A1 showed that pulmonary, splanchnic, renal, and extremity perfusions resulted in 8.1 +/- 4.1, 56.1 +/- 10.1, 50.3 +/- 3.4, and 34.4 +/- 5.9% (SEM) removal, respectively. With [3H]=prostaglandin E1, the whole blood metabolic clearance rate was determined from the pulmonary artery concentration in three patients and averaged 4,832 +/- 1,518 liters/day (SD) or 2,686 +/- 654 liters/day per m2 (SD). Pulmonary extraction was 67.8 +/- 6.8% (SEM) and extremity removal averaged 6.6 +/- 4.9% (SEM). These results indicate that A prostaglandins are metabolized by several organs, such as the liver and kidney, and possibly by intravascular pathways as well. In man, the E prostaglandins are primarily metabolized by the lung, but extraction is not complete and approximately one-third may escape lung metabolism. Thus, these findings suggest that both E and A prostaglandins in the venous circulation may reach the systemic circulation in man. PMID:1202078

  17. 26 CFR 301.6230(e)-1 - Tax matters partner required to furnish names.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... October 4, 2001. For years beginning prior to October 4, 2001, see 301.6230(e)-1T contained in 26 CFR.... 301.6230(e)-1 Section 301.6230(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....6230(e)-1 Tax matters partner required to furnish names. (a) In general. If a notice of the...

  18. 26 CFR 301.6230(e)-1 - Tax matters partner required to furnish names.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... October 4, 2001. For years beginning prior to October 4, 2001, see 301.6230(e)-1T contained in 26 CFR.... 301.6230(e)-1 Section 301.6230(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....6230(e)-1 Tax matters partner required to furnish names. (a) In general. If a notice of the...

  19. 26 CFR 301.6230(e)-1 - Tax matters partner required to furnish names.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... October 4, 2001. For years beginning prior to October 4, 2001, see 301.6230(e)-1T contained in 26 CFR.... 301.6230(e)-1 Section 301.6230(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....6230(e)-1 Tax matters partner required to furnish names. (a) In general. If a notice of the...

  20. 26 CFR 301.6230(e)-1 - Tax matters partner required to furnish names.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... October 4, 2001. For years beginning prior to October 4, 2001, see 301.6230(e)-1T contained in 26 CFR.... 301.6230(e)-1 Section 301.6230(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....6230(e)-1 Tax matters partner required to furnish names. (a) In general. If a notice of the...

  1. 26 CFR 301.6230(e)-1 - Tax matters partner required to furnish names.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... October 4, 2001. For years beginning prior to October 4, 2001, see 301.6230(e)-1T contained in 26 CFR.... 301.6230(e)-1 Section 301.6230(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....6230(e)-1 Tax matters partner required to furnish names. (a) In general. If a notice of the...

  2. Expression of adenovirus E1B mutant phenotypes is dependent on the host cell and on synthesis of E1A proteins.

    PubMed Central

    White, E; Stillman, B

    1987-01-01

    Adenovirus mutants containing genetic alterations in the gene encoding the E1B 19,000-molecular-weight (19K) tumor antigen induce the degradation of host cell chromosomal DNA (deg phenotype) and enhanced cytopathic effect (cyt phenotype) after infection of HeLa and KB cells. The deg and cyt phenotypes are a consequence of viral early gene expression in the absence of the E1B 19K protein. The role of the E1A proteins in induction of the cyt and deg phenotypes was investigated by constructing E1A-E1B double mutant viruses. Viruses were constructed to express the individual E1A 13S, 12S, or 9S cDNA genes in the presence of a mutation in the gene encoding the E1B 19K tumor antigen. Expression of either the 13S or 12S E1A proteins in the absence of functional E1B 19K protein produced the deg and cyt phenotypes. In contrast, a virus which expressed exclusively the 9S E1A gene product in the absence of the E1B 19K gene product did not induce the deg and cyt phenotypes, even at high multiplicities of infection. Therefore, both the 13S and 12S E1A gene products could directly or indirectly cause the deg and cyt phenotypes during infection of HeLa cells with an E1B 19K gene mutant virus. Furthermore, the deg phenotype was found to be host cell type specific, occurring in HeLa and KB cells but not in growth-arrested human WI38 cells. These results indicate that expression of the E1A trans-activating and transforming proteins is necessary for the induction of the cyt and deg phenotypes and that host cell factors also play a role. Images PMID:2949088

  3. Spin resonance strength calculations

    SciTech Connect

    Courant,E.D.

    2008-10-06

    In calculating the strengths of depolarizing resonances it may be convenient to reformulate the equations of spin motion in a coordinate system based on the actual trajectory of the particle, as introduced by Kondratenko, rather than the conventional one based on a reference orbit. It is shown that resonance strengths calculated by the conventional and the revised formalisms are identical. Resonances induced by radiofrequency dipoles or solenoids are also treated; with rf dipoles it is essential to consider not only the direct effect of the dipole but also the contribution from oscillations induced by it.

  4. High strength alloys

    SciTech Connect

    Maziasz, Phillip James; Shingledecker, John Paul; Santella, Michael Leonard; Schneibel, Joachim Hugo; Sikka, Vinod Kumar; Vinegar, Harold J; John, Randy Carl; Kim, Dong Sub

    2010-08-31

    High strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one composition of a metal alloy includes chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, silicon, niobium, tungsten and iron. System, methods, and heaters that include the high strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one heater system may include a canister at least partially made from material containing at least one of the metal alloys. At least one system for heating a subterranean formation may include a tubular that is at least partially made from a material containing at least one of the metal alloys.

  5. High strength alloys

    SciTech Connect

    Maziasz, Phillip James; Shingledecker, John Paul; Santella, Michael Leonard; Schneibel, Joachim Hugo; Sikka, Vinod Kumar; Vinegar, Harold J.; John, Randy Carl; Kim, Dong Sub

    2012-06-05

    High strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one composition of a metal alloy includes chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, silicon, niobium, tungsten and iron. System, methods, and heaters that include the high strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one heater system may include a canister at least partially made from material containing at least one of the metal alloys. At least one system for heating a subterranean formation may include a tublar that is at least partially made from a material containing at least one of the metal alloys.

  6. Isoscalar and neutron modes in the E 1 spectra of Ni isotopes and the relevance of shell effects and the continuum

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Papakonstantinou, P.; Hergert, H.; Roth, R.

    2015-09-01

    We study theoretically the electric dipole transitions of even Ni isotopes at low energies, using the self-consistent quasiparticle random-phase approximation with the D1S Gogny interaction and a continuum-RPA model with the SLy4 Skyrme force. We analyze isoscalar states, isovector states, and the dipole polarizability. We define a reference value for the polarizability to remove a trivial dependence on the mass number. We compare our results with data and other calculations, with a focus on collective states, shell effects, and threshold transitions. Our results support the presence of a strong isoscalar transition, with little or moderate E 1 strength, as a universal feature of ordinary nuclei. In moderately neutron-rich Ni isotopes, namely 68Ni and neighboring isotopes, this transition is found bimodal due to couplings with surface neutrons. An adequate treatment of the continuum states appears essential for describing suprathreshold E 1 strength, especially beyond 68Ni. Very exotic isotopes (N >50 ) are found highly polarizable, with practically all their E 1 strength in the continuum. The dipole polarizability and the neutron-skin thickness are influenced by shell structure in different ways, so they can appear anticorrelated. A comparison with existing results for lighter (Ca) and heavier (Sn) nuclei suggests that the so-called pygmy dipole strength is influenced strongly by shell effects and that, partly for that reason, its isospin structure depends on the mass region.

  7. High strength composites evaluation

    SciTech Connect

    Marten, S.M.

    1992-02-01

    A high-strength, thick-section, graphite/epoxy composite was identified. The purpose of this development effort was to evaluate candidate materials and provide LANL with engineering properties. Eight candidate materials (Samples 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, and 1700) were chosen for evaluation. The Sample 1700 thermoplastic material was the strongest overall.

  8. Why Strength Training?

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    ... While aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, or swimming, has many excellent health benefitsit maintains the heart and lungs and increases cardiovascular fitness and enduranceit does not make your muscles strong. Strength training does. Studies have shown that lifting weights two ...

  9. The Strength of Vulnerability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilliam, Bobby; Franklin, John Travis

    2004-01-01

    Many aspects of our work with at-risk children are spiritual by nature. A whole generation of at-risk children are crying out and asking hard questions. Although we certainly will not have all the answers, a shared experience of the very vulnerability of our human condition can turn this into a strength for us and our children. The authors propose…

  10. Enhanced reliability features of the RL10E-1 engine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Van Lerberghe, W. M.; Emdee, J. L.; Foust, R. R.

    The RLlOE-1 rocket engine has been partially developed for the United States Air Force during the Atlas Reliability Enhancement Program. This engine is a 22,300 Ibf thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, derivative of the RL10A-4-1, and incorporates an improved ignition system and new electromechanically actuated (EMA) valves controlled by an engine mounted Digital Electronic Rocket Engine Controller. The RLlOE-1 electronic control system operates the engine with only six valves (compared to the twelve on the RLIOA-4-1), provides boost phase engine cooldown capability (to avoid cryogenic temperatures at liftoff), and allows implementation of an improved torch ignition system with redundant, modem electronics. Other potential reliability improvements include active engine health monitoring, derated thrust operation, "soft" transients, and improved minimum residual shutdown capability. Although development of the RL10E-1 was not completed, the engine development tests were highly successful in demonstrating engine operation with the full authority, digital electronic control system and fewer valves. Many of the enhanced reliability features have been demonstrated and are directly applicable to other versions of the RL10 engines. Potential "hybrid" engine configurations offer a lower weight and less costly engine, while retaining much of the reliability improvements and other benefits of the RLIOE-1.

  11. Suture anchor strength revisited.

    PubMed

    Barber, F A; Herbert, M A; Click, J N

    1996-02-01

    The rapid proliferation of suture anchors continues. Our prior report on the pullout strength of 14 different anchors is supplemented by a similar test conducted on 8 additional anchors. Comparative data on modes of failure and failure strengths (ultimate loads to failure) for these new devices are compared statistically with the previously tested anchors. In a fresh never-frozen porcine femur model, 10 samples of each of the additional anchors tested were threaded with stainless steel sutures and inserted into three different test areas (diaphyseal cortex, metaphyseal cortex, and a cancellous trough). Tensile stress parallel to the axis of insertion was applied at a rate of 12.5 mm/s by an Instron 1321 testing machine (Instron Corp, Canton, MA) until failure and mean anchor failure strengths calculated. The anchors tested were the Mitek G2 as a control, miniMitek, Mitek Superanchor, Mitek Rotator Cuff anchor (Mitek Products, Westwood, MA), Innovasive Devices Radial Osteal Compression device (Innovasive Devices, Hopkinton, MA), Arthrex Fastak (Arthrex Inc, Naples, FL), Arthrotek miniHarpoon (Arthrotek, Warsaw, IN), Orthopedic Biosystems PeBA 3 and PeBA 5 (Orthopedic Biosystems, Scottsdale, AZ), and AME 5.5 screw (American Medical Electronics, Richardson, TX). Failure mode (anchor pullout, suture eyelet cut out, or wire breakage) was generally consistent for each anchor type. The size of insertion hole is clinically important and each anchor's performance was evaluated as a function of its minor diameter or drill hole. For screw anchors, the larger the minor diameter of the screw, the higher the mean failure strengths in all three test areas (P = .001). However, larger drill holes for non-screw anchors resulted in lower mean failure strengths in cancellous bone (P = .03) and diaphyseal cortex (P < .005). PMID:8838726

  12. Complete Electric Dipole Strength and Neutron Skin in 208Pb

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    von Neumann-Cosel, P.; Poltoraska, I.; Tamii, A.

    2013-03-01

    Small-angle polarized proton scattering including 0 on 208Pb has been studied at the RCNP cyclotron with high energy resolution of the order 25 -- 30 keV (FWHM). The complete E1 strength distribution from 5 to 20 MeV could be extracted from the data. The total E1 polarizability as well as the properties of the pygmy dipole resonance can be extracted with high precision providing important experimental constraints on the neutron skin thickness in 208Pb and the symmetry energy of neutron matter.

  13. Improved Plant-based Production of E1 endoglucanase Using Potato: Expression Optimization and Tissue Targeting

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    Dai, Ziyu; Hooker, Brian S.; Anderson, Daniel B.; Thomas, S R.

    2000-06-01

    Optimization of Acidothermus cellulolyticus endoglucanase (E1) gene expression in transgenic potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) was examined in this study, where the E1 coding sequence was transcribed under control of a leaf specific promoter (tomato RbcS-3C) or the Mac promoter (a hybrid promoter of mannopine synthase promoter and cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter enhancer region). Average E1 activity in leaf extracts of potato transformants, in which E1 protein was targeted by a chloroplast signal peptide and an apoplast signal peptide were much higher than those by an E1 native signal peptide and a vacuole signal peptide. E1 protein accumulated up to 2.6% of total leaf soluble protein, where E1 gene was under control of the RbcS-3C promoter, alfalfa mosaic virus 5-untranslated leader, and RbcS-2A signal peptide. E1 protein production, based on average E1 activity and E1 protein accumulation in leaf extracts, is higher in potato than those measured previously in transgenic tobacco bearing the same transgene constructs. Comparisons of E1 activity, protein accumulation, and relative mRNA levels showed that E1 expression under control of tomato RbcS-3C promoter was specifically localized in leaf tissues, while E1 gene was expressed in both leaf and tuber tissues under control of Mac promoter. This suggests dual-crop applications in which potato vines serve as enzyme production `bioreactors' while tubers are preserved for culinary applications.

  14. Scissors strength in the quasi-continuum of actinides

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Guttormsen, M.; Bernstein, L. A.; Brger, A.; Grgen, A.; Gunsing, F.; Hagen, T. W.; Larsen, A. C.; Renstrm, T.; Siem, S.; Wiedeking, M.; Wilson, J. N.

    2014-03-01

    The M1-scissors resonance has been measured for the first time in the quasi-continuum of actinides. The strength and position of the resonances in 231,232,233Th were determined by particle-? coincidences using deuteron induced reactions on a 232Th target. The residual nuclei show a strong integrated strength of BM1 = 9 - 11 n2 in the E? = 1.0 - 3.5 MeV region. The presence of the scissors resonance modifies significantly the (n,?) cross section, which has impact on fuel-cycle simulations of fast nuclear reactors and nucleosynthesis in explosive stellar environments.

  15. 26 CFR 1.1059(e)-1 - Non-pro rata redemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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  16. 26 CFR 1.1059(e)-1 - Non-pro rata redemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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  17. 26 CFR 1.414(e)-1 - Definition of church plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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  18. 26 CFR 31.3401(e)-1 - Number of withholding exemptions claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  19. 26 CFR 1.414(e)-1 - Definition of church plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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  20. 26 CFR 1.414(e)-1 - Definition of church plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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  1. 26 CFR 31.3406(e)-1 - Period during which backup withholding is required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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  2. 26 CFR 31.3406(e)-1 - Period during which backup withholding is required.

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  3. 26 CFR 31.3406(e)-1 - Period during which backup withholding is required.

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  4. 26 CFR 31.3401(e)-1 - Number of withholding exemptions claimed.

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  6. 26 CFR 31.3401(e)-1 - Number of withholding exemptions claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  7. 26 CFR 1.501(e)-1 - Cooperative hospital service organizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  8. 26 CFR 1.149(e)-1 - Information reporting requirements for tax-exempt bonds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  10. 26 CFR 1.6050E-1 - Reporting of State and local income tax refunds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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  11. 17 CFR 270.17e-1 - Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange. 270.17e-1 Section 270.17e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) RULES AND REGULATIONS, INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 § 270.17e-1 Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange....

  12. 17 CFR 270.17e-1 - Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange. 270.17e-1 Section 270.17e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) RULES AND REGULATIONS, INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 § 270.17e-1 Brokerage transactions on a securities exchange....

  13. 26 CFR 48.6416(e)-1 - Refund to exporter or shipper.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  14. 42 CFR 52e.1 - To what programs do these regulations apply?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  15. 26 CFR 301.6323(e)-1 - Priority of interest and expenses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  17. 26 CFR 1.665(e)-1A - Preceding taxable year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  18. Identification of a nuclear export signal sequence for bovine papillomavirus E1 protein

    SciTech Connect

    Rosas-Acosta, German; Wilson, Van G.

    2008-03-30

    Recent studies have demonstrated nuclear export by papillomavirus E1 proteins, but the requisite export sequence(s) for bovine papillomavirus (BPV) E1 were not defined. In this report we identify three functional nuclear export sequences (NES) present in BPV E1, with NES2 being the strongest in reporter assays. Nuclear localization of BPV1 E1 was modulated by over- or under-expression of CRM1, the major cellular exportin, and export was strongly reduced by the CRM1 inhibitor, Leptomycin B, indicating that E1 export occurs primarily through a CRM1-dependent process. Consistent with the in vivo functional results, E1 bound CRM1 in an in vitro pull-down assay. In addition, sumoylated E1 bound CRM1 more effectively than unmodified E1, suggesting that E1 export may be regulated by SUMO modification. Lastly, an E1 NES2 mutant accumulated in the nucleus to a greater extent than wild-type E1, yet was defective for viral origin replication in vivo. However, NES2 exhibited no intrinsic replication defect in an in vitro replication assay, implying that nucleocytoplasmic shuttling may be required to maintain E1 in a replication competent state.

  19. 26 CFR 1.691(e)-1 - Installment obligations transmitted at death when prior law applied.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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  20. 26 CFR 1.691(e)-1 - Installment obligations transmitted at death when prior law applied.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 8 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Installment obligations transmitted at death when prior law applied. 1.691(e)-1 Section 1.691(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Income in Respect of Decedents § 1.691(e)-1 Installment...

  1. Prepubescent Strength Training. Some Considerations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Priest, Joe W.; Holshouser, Richard S.

    1987-01-01

    Under the careful supervision of a trained fitness professional, the benefits of prepubescent strength training (improved strength, power, muscular endurance, bone density) outweigh the risks (acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries). (CB)

  2. Identification of 2-piperidone as a biomarker of CYP2E1 activity through metabolomic phenotyping.

    PubMed

    Cheng, Jie; Chen, Chi; Kristopher, Krausz W; Manna, Soumen K; Scerba, Mike; Friedman, Fred K; Luecke, Hans; Idle, Jeffrey R; Gonzalez, Frank J

    2013-09-01

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is a key enzyme in the metabolic activation of many low molecular weight toxicants and also an important contributor to oxidative stress. A noninvasive method to monitor CYP2E1 activity in vivo would be of great value for studying the role of CYP2E1 in chemical-induced toxicities and stress-related diseases. In this study, a mass spectrometry-based metabolomic approach was used to identify a metabolite biomarker of CYP2E1 through comparing the urine metabolomes of wild-type (WT), Cyp2e1-null, and CYP2E1-humanized mice. Metabolomic analysis with multivariate models of urine metabolites revealed a clear separation of Cyp2e1-null mice from WT and CYP2E1-humanized mice in the multivariate models of urine metabolomes. Subsequently, 2-piperidone was identified as a urinary metabolite that inversely correlated to the CYP2E1 activity in the three mouse lines. Backcrossing of WT and Cyp2e1-null mice, together with targeted analysis of 2-piperidone in mouse serum, confirmed the genotype dependency of 2-piperidone. The accumulation of 2-piperidone in the Cyp2e1-null mice was mainly caused by the changes in the biosynthesis and degradation of 2-piperidone because compared with the WT mice, the conversion of cadaverine to 2-piperidone was higher, whereas the metabolism of 2-piperidone to 6-hydroxy-2-piperidone was lower in the Cyp2e1-null mice. Overall, untargeted metabolomic analysis identified a correlation between 2-piperidone concentrations in urine and the expression and activity of CYP2E1, thus providing a noninvasive metabolite biomarker that can be potentially used in to monitor CYP2E1 activity. PMID:23811823

  3. Strength Training and Children's Health.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Faigenbaum, Avery D.

    2001-01-01

    Provides an overview of the potential health benefits of strength training for children, discussing the role of strength training in preventing sports-related injuries and highlighting design considerations for such programs. The focus is on musculoskeletal adaptations to strength training that are observable in healthy children. Guidelines for

  4. Strength of Rewelded Inconel 718

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bayless, E.; Lovoy, C. V.; Mcllwain, M. C.; Munafo, P.

    1982-01-01

    Inconel 718, nickel-based alloy used extensively for high-temperature structural service, welded repeatedly without detriment to its strength. According to NASA report, tests show 12 repairs on same weld joint do not adversely affect ultimate tensile strenth, yield strength, fatigue strength, metallurgical grain structures, or ability of weld joint to respond to post weld heat treatments.

  5. Strength Training for Young Athletes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kraemer, William J.; Fleck, Steven J.

    This guide is designed to serve as a resource for developing strength training programs for children. Chapter 1 uses research findings to explain why strength training is appropriate for children. Chapter 2 explains some of the important physiological concepts involved in children's growth and development as they apply to developing strength

  6. Strength Development for Young Adolescents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDaniel, Larry W.; Jackson, Allen; Gaudet, Laura

    2009-01-01

    Participation in strength training is important for older children or young adolescences who wish to improve fitness or participate in sports. When designing strength training programs for our youth this age group is immature anatomically, physiologically, and psychologically. For the younger or inexperienced group the strength training activities…

  7. The fracture strength and frictional strength of Weber Sandstone

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Byerlee, J.D.

    1975-01-01

    The fracture strength and frictional strength of Weber Sandstone have been measured as a function of confining pressure and pore pressure. Both the fracture strength and the frictional strength obey the law of effective stress, that is, the strength is determined not by the confining pressure alone but by the difference between the confining pressure and the pore pressure. The fracture strength of the rock varies by as much as 20 per cent depending on the cement between the grains, but the frictional strength is independent of lithology. Over the range 0 2 kb, ??=0??5 + 0??6??n. This relationship also holds for other rocks such as gabbro, dunite, serpentinite, granite and limestone. ?? 1975.

  8. Role of E1B55K in E4orf6/E1B55K E3 Ligase Complexes Formed by Different Human Adenovirus Serotypes

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    Cheng, Chi Ying; Gilson, Timra; Wimmer, Peter; Schreiner, Sabrina; Ketner, Gary; Dobner, Thomas; Branton, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    The E4orf6 protein of serotypes representing all human adenovirus species forms Cullin-based E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes that facilitate virus infection by inducing degradation of cellular proteins that impede efficient viral replication. This complex also includes the viral E1B55K product believed to bind and introduce substrates for ubiquitination. Heterogeneity in the composition of these ligases exists, as some serotypes form Cul5-based complexes whereas others utilize Cul2. Significant variations in substrate specificities also exist among serotypes, as some degrade certain substrates very efficiently whereas others induce more modest or little degradation. As E1B55K is believed to function as the substrate acquisition component of the ligase, we undertook studies to compare the ability of representative E1B55K proteins to bind substrates with the efficacy of degradation by their respective E4orf6-based ligases. Interestingly, although efficient degradation in some cases corresponded to the ability of E1B55K to bind to or relocalize substrates, there were several examples of substrates that bound efficiently to E1B55K but were not degraded and others in which substrates were degraded even though binding to E1B55K was low or undetectable. These results suggest that transient interactions with E1B55K may be sufficient for efficient substrate degradation and that binding alone is not sufficient, implying that the orientation of the substrate in the ligase complex is probably crucial. Nevertheless, we found that the substrate specificity of certain E4orf6-based ligases could be altered through the formation of hybrid complexes containing E1B55K from another serotype, thus confirming identification of E1B55K as the substrate acquisition component of the complex. PMID:23536656

  9. Complete dipole strength distributions in 208Pb from high-resolution polarized proton scattering at 0

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    von Neumann-Cosel, Peter

    2012-02-01

    Small-angle polarized proton scattering including 0 at incident energies of a few 100 MeV/nucleon is established as a new spectrospcopic tool for the study of E1 and M1 strength distributions. Experiments of this type have been realized recently at RCNP, Osaka, Japan with high energy resolution of the order 25 - 30 keV (FWHM). Using 208Pb as an example, the physics potential of such data is discussed. It includes information on the properties of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance but also on complete E1 and M1 strength distributions and thus the gamma strength function. The E1 polarizability can be extracted with a precision of about 4% providing important experimental constraints on the neutron skin thickness in 208Pb.

  10. Subcellular localization of rat CYP2E1 impacts metabolic efficiency toward common substrates.

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    Hartman, Jessica H; Martin, H Cass; Caro, Andres A; Pearce, Amy R; Miller, Grover P

    2015-12-01

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) detoxifies or bioactivates many low molecular-weight compounds. Most knowledge about CYP2E1 activity relies on studies of the enzyme localized to endoplasmic reticulum (erCYP2E1); however, CYP2E1 undergoes transport to mitochondria (mtCYP2E1) and becomes metabolically active. We report the first comparison of in vitro steady-state kinetic profiles for erCYP2E1 and mtCYP2E1 oxidation of probe substrate 4-nitrophenol and pollutants styrene and aniline using subcellular fractions from rat liver. For all substrates, metabolic efficiency changed with substrate concentration for erCYP2E1 reflected in non-hyperbolic kinetic profiles but not for mtCYP2E1. Hyperbolic kinetic profiles for the mitochondrial enzyme were consistent with Michaelis-Menten mechanism in which metabolic efficiency was constant. By contrast, erCYP2E1 metabolism of 4-nitrophenol led to a loss of enzyme efficiency at high substrate concentrations when substrate inhibited the reaction. Similarly, aniline metabolism by erCYP2E1 demonstrated negative cooperativity as metabolic efficiency decreased with increasing substrate concentration. The opposite was observed for erCYP2E1 oxidation of styrene; the sigmoidal kinetic profile indicated increased efficiency at higher substrate concentrations. These mechanisms and CYP2E1 levels in mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum were used to estimate the impact of CYP2E1 subcellular localization on metabolic flux of pollutants. Those models showed that erCYP2E1 mainly carries out aniline metabolism at all aniline concentrations. Conversely, mtCYP2E1 dominates styrene oxidation at low styrene concentrations and erCYP2E1 at higher concentrations. Taken together, subcellular localization of CYP2E1 results in distinctly different enzyme activities that could impact overall metabolic clearance and/or activation of substrates and thus impact the interpretation and prediction of toxicological outcomes. PMID:26463279

  11. Gaussian discriminating strength

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    Rigovacca, L.; Farace, A.; De Pasquale, A.; Giovannetti, V.

    2015-10-01

    We present a quantifier of nonclassical correlations for bipartite, multimode Gaussian states. It is derived from the Discriminating Strength measure, introduced for finite dimensional systems in Farace et al., [New J. Phys. 16, 073010 (2014), 10.1088/1367-2630/16/7/073010]. As the latter the new measure exploits the quantum Chernoff bound to gauge the susceptibility of the composite system with respect to local perturbations induced by unitary gates extracted from a suitable set of allowed transformations (the latter being identified by posing some general requirements). Closed expressions are provided for the case of two-mode Gaussian states obtained by squeezing or by linearly mixing via a beam splitter a factorized two-mode thermal state. For these density matrices, we study how nonclassical correlations are related with the entanglement present in the system and with its total photon number.

  12. Strength in numbers.

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    Lakkis, S

    1999-03-01

    A case study showing the attitudes and actions reinforcing discrimination against women's rights in Lebanon is presented. The study illustrates the way in which the publics views and the interests of families and local dignitaries can manipulate opinions. Organizations aimed at protecting women's rights have found strength in working together. The Lebanese League, an organization comprised of 17 women's and human rights associations, has established a center and a telephone hotline to encourage abused women to disclose and discuss their situation. The center provides support in the form of legal, psychological and medical assistance. Another organization working with the Lebanese League towards the same vision is the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union. Efforts to lobby around a Lebanese legislation discriminating against women so far had no success, but all organizations involved are aware of the need to work through a range of interventions, and to take a long-term view, before they can count on any success. PMID:12295032

  13. [The strength of fragile].

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    Lagre, J

    2015-02-01

    Chronic disorder not only modifies the patient's health status; it affects the body relationship and its potential; it decreases its power to act, changes its relation to time, to its relatives, in shortcut it affects all dimensions of the relationship with oneself, with others, and the world. However, if we assume that a patient cannot be reduced to his/her illness but must always be treated with the respect of a person, we also understand how chronic and debilitating disease affects both freedom (or autonomy) and perfectibility (or creativity). By analyzing the different forms of freedom of the patient, this paper intends to rehabilitate the fragile own strength which is fortitude. It manifests itself in attitudes and virtues such as gentleness, patience, attention to the present, hope, power of thought. It also intends to show that it is supporting fragile and allowing them to develop their own way of acting and living as humanity became intelligent and creative. PMID:24721121

  14. Production of high strength concrete

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    Peterman, M.B.; Carrasquillo, R.L.

    1986-01-01

    The criteria for selection of concrete materials and their proportions to producer uniform, economical, high strength concrete are presented in this book. The recommendations provided are based on a study of the interactions among components of plain concrete and mix proportions, and of their contribution to the compressive strength of high strength concrete. These recommendations will serve as guidelines to practicing engineers, in the selection of materials and their proportions for the production of high strength concrete. Increasing demands for improved efficiency and reduced construction costs have resulted in engineers beginning to design large structures using higher strength concrete at higher stress levels. There are definite advantages, both technical and economical, in using high strength concrete. For example, for a given cross section, prestresses concrete bridge girders can carry greater service loads across longer spans if made using high strength concrete. In addition, cost comparisons have shown that the savings obtained are significantly greater than the added cost of the higher quality concrete.

  15. Structural models of the membrane anchors of envelope glycoproteins E1 and E2 from pestiviruses

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    Wang, Jimin Li, Yue; Modis, Yorgo

    2014-04-15

    The membrane anchors of viral envelope proteins play essential roles in cell entry. Recent crystal structures of the ectodomain of envelope protein E2 from a pestivirus suggest that E2 belongs to a novel structural class of membrane fusion machinery. Based on geometric constraints from the E2 structures, we generated atomic models of the E1 and E2 membrane anchors using computational approaches. The E1 anchor contains two amphipathic perimembrane helices and one transmembrane helix; the E2 anchor contains a short helical hairpin stabilized in the membrane by an arginine residue, similar to flaviviruses. A pair of histidine residues in the E2 ectodomain may participate in pH sensing. The proposed atomic models point to Cys987 in E2 as the site of disulfide bond linkage with E1 to form E1E2 heterodimers. The membrane anchor models provide structural constraints for the disulfide bonding pattern and overall backbone conformation of the E1 ectodomain. - Highlights: Structures of pestivirus E2 proteins impose constraints on E1, E2 membrane anchors. Atomic models of the E1 and E2 membrane anchors were generated in silico. A snorkeling arginine completes the short helical hairpin in the E2 membrane anchor. Roles in pH sensing and E1E2 disulfide bond formation are proposed for E1 residues. Implications for E1 ectodomain structure and disulfide bonding pattern are discussed.

  16. In vitro mineralization of MC3T3-E1 osteoblast-like cells on collagen/nano-hydroxyapatite scaffolds coated carbon/carbon composites.

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    Cao, Sheng; Li, Hejun; Li, Kezhi; Lu, Jinhua; Zhang, Leilei

    2016-02-01

    Collagen/nano-hydroxyapatite (collagen/nHA) scaffolds were successfully prepared on carbon/carbon composites as bioactive films using the layer-by-layer coating method. Surface characterizations of collagen/nHA scaffolds were detected by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Compressive strengths of the scaffolds were evaluated by a universal test machine. In vitro biological performances were determined using scaffolds seeded with MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts-like cells and cultured in mineralization medium for up to 21 days. In addition, cellular morphologies and several related gene expressions of MC3T3-E1 cells in the scaffolds were also evaluated. Chemical and morphological analysis showed that the scaffolds had uniform pore sizes and unified phase composition. Mechanical testing indicated that the collagen/nHA scaffolds had the highest compressive strength in 50% of strain condition when the proportion of collagen and nano-hydroxyapatite was 1:3. Cellular morphology observations and cytology tests indicated that MC3T3-E1 cells were adhered on these scaffolds and proliferated. SEM photographs and gene expressions showed that mineralized MC3T3-E1 cells and newly formed extra cellular matrix (ECM) filled up the pores of the scaffolds after the 3-week mineralization inducement. Nano-sized apatite particles were secreted from MC3T3-E1 cells and combined with the reconstructed ECM. Collectively, collagen/nHA scaffolds provided C/C composites with a biomimetic surface for cell adhesion, proliferation and mineralized extra cellular matrices formation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A: 104A: 533-543, 2016. PMID:26476098

  17. Fault Roughness Records Strength

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    Brodsky, E. E.; Candela, T.; Kirkpatrick, J. D.

    2014-12-01

    Fault roughness is commonly ~0.1-1% at the outcrop exposure scale. More mature faults are smoother than less mature ones, but the overall range of roughness is surprisingly limited which suggests dynamic control. In addition, the power spectra of many exposed fault surfaces follow a single power law over scales from millimeters to 10's of meters. This is another surprising observation as distinct structures such as slickenlines and mullions are clearly visible on the same surfaces at well-defined scales. We can reconcile both observations by suggesting that the roughness of fault surfaces is controlled by the maximum strain that can be supported elastically in the wallrock. If the fault surface topography requires more than 0.1-1% strain, it fails. Invoking wallrock strength explains two additional observations on the Corona Heights fault for which we have extensive roughness data. Firstly, the surface is isotropic below a scale of 30 microns and has grooves at larger scales. Samples from at least three other faults (Dixie Valley, Mount St. Helens and San Andreas) also are isotropic at scales below 10's of microns. If grooves can only persist when the walls of the grooves have a sufficiently low slope to maintain the shape, this scale of isotropy can be predicted based on the measured slip perpendicular roughness data. The observed 30 micron scale at Corona Heights is consistent with an elastic strain of 0.01 estimated from the observed slip perpendicular roughness with a Hurst exponent of 0.8. The second observation at Corona Heights is that slickenlines are not deflected around meter-scale mullions. Yielding of these mullions at centimeter to meter scale is predicted from the slip parallel roughness as measured here. The success of the strain criterion for Corona Heights supports it as the appropriate control on fault roughness. Micromechanically, the criterion implies that failure of the fault surface is a continual process during slip. Macroscopically, the fundamental nature of the control means that 0.1 to 1% roughness should be ubiquitous on faults and can generally be used for simulating ground motion. An important caveat is that the scale-dependence of strength may result in a difference in the yield criterion at large-scales. The commonly observed values of the Hurst exponent below 1 may capture this scale-dependence.

  18. Strength of Chemical Bonds

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    Christian, Jerry D.

    1973-01-01

    Students are not generally made aware of the extraordinary magnitude of the strengths of chemical bonds in terms of the forces required to pull them apart. Molecular bonds are usually considered in terms of the energies required to break them, and we are not astonished at the values encountered. For example, the Cl2 bond energy, 57.00 kcal/mole, amounts to only 9.46 x 10(sup -20) cal/molecule, a very small amount of energy, indeed, and impossible to measure directly. However, the forces involved in realizing the energy when breaking the bond operate over a very small distance, only 2.94 A, and, thus, f(sub ave) approx. equals De/(r - r(sub e)) must be very large. The forces involved in dissociating the molecule are discussed in the following. In consideration of average forces, the molecule shall be assumed arbitrarily to be dissociated when the atoms are far enough separated so that the potential, relative to that of the infinitely separated atoms, is reduced by 99.5% from the potential of the molecule at the equilibrium bond length (r(sub e)) for Cl2 of 1.988 A this occurs at 4.928 A.

  19. Identification and characterization of multiple conserved nuclear localization signals within adenovirus E1A

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    Marshall, Kris S.; Cohen, Michael J.; Fonseca, Greg J.; Todorovic, Biljana; King, Cason R.; Yousef, Ahmed F.; Zhang, Zhiying; Mymryk, Joe S.

    2014-04-15

    The human adenovirus 5 (HAdV-5) E1A protein has a well defined canonical nuclear localization signal (NLS) located at its C-terminus. We used a genetic assay in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to demonstrate that the canonical NLS is present and functional in the E1A proteins of each of the six HAdV species. This assay also detects a previously described non-canonical NLS within conserved region 3 and a novel active NLS within the N-terminal/conserved region 1 portion of HAdV-5 E1A. These activities were also present in the E1A proteins of each of the other five HAdV species. These results demonstrate that, despite substantial differences in primary sequence, HAdV E1A proteins are remarkably consistent in that they contain one canonical and two non-canonical NLSs. By utilizing independent mechanisms, these multiple NLSs ensure nuclear localization of E1A in the infected cell. - Highlights: • HAdV E1A uses multiple mechanisms for nuclear import. • We identified an additional non-canonical NLS in the N-terminal/CR1 portion of E1A. • The new NLS does not contact importin-alpha directly. • All NLSs are functionally conserved in the E1A proteins of all 6 HAdV species.

  20. Methodology to assay CYP2E1 mixed function oxidase catalytic activity and its induction

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    Cederbaum, Arthur I.

    2014-01-01

    The cytochrome P450 mixed function oxidase enzymes are the major catalysts involved in drug metabolism. There are many forms of P450. CYP2E1 metabolizes many toxicologically important compounds including ethanol and is active in generating reactive oxygen species. Since several of the contributions in the common theme series “Role of CYP2E1 and Oxidative/Nitrosative Stress in the Hepatotoxic Actions of Alcohol” discuss CYP2E1, this methodology review describes assays on how CYP2E1 catalytic activity and its induction by ethanol and other inducers can be measured using substrate probes such as the oxidation of para-nitrophenol to para-nitrocatechol and the oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde. Approaches to validate that a particular reaction e.g. oxidation of a drug or toxin is catalyzed by CYP2E1 or that induction of that reaction is due to induction of CYP2E1 are important and specific examples using inhibitors of CYP2E1, anti-CYP2E1 IgG or CYP2E1 knockout and knockin mice will be discussed. PMID:25454746

  1. Norms for hand grip strength.

    PubMed Central

    Newman, D G; Pearn, J; Barnes, A; Young, C M; Kehoe, M; Newman, J

    1984-01-01

    Norms for hand grip strength of healthy children are presented. Sex and age specific centiles for age 5 to 18 years have been determined using a portable strain gauge dynamometer with an accuracy of 0.5 N. The test group comprised 1417 healthy, urban school children from a middle class suburb of Brisbane. Mean maximum grip strength (of four tests, two with each hand) and mean peak grip strength (best of four tests) were recorded. Mean values of peak grip strength were 10 to 15% higher than the average maximum grip in all age groups. At all ages girls had a reduced grip strength compared with boys and although boys manifested a continual, approximately linear increase in grip strength through all age groups, girls manifested an approximately linear increase up to 13 years after which mean hand grip usually remained constant. By the age of 18 years boys had a mean grip strength some 60% higher than girls. Correlations with height and weight are also presented. "Handedness' influenced grip strength and was most noticeable in children aged over 10 years. The clinical use of hand grip strength centiles for the early indication of neurological and muscular disorders and for following the natural history of neuromuscular disease is discussed. Images Fig. 1 PMID:6732276

  2. Search for M1 strength

    SciTech Connect

    Hicks, R.S.; Peterson, G.A.

    1982-01-01

    Current knowledge of M1 transition strength in nuclei is reviewed by studying selected examples. Attention is focussed primarily on inelastic electron scattering, but information obtained using other techniques is also discussed. It appears that the utility of (e,e') as a spectroscopic tool for determining M1 strength is mainly restricted to nuclei with A < 100. For nuclei below A approx. = 40, the total measured M1 strength is in good accord with detailed shell model estimates, however heavier nuclei show a strength deficit in comparison with model predictions.

  3. Physiological Effects of Strength Training and Various Strength Training Devices.

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    Wilmore, Jack H.

    Current knowledge in the area of muscle physiology is a basis for a discussion on strength training programs. It is now recognized that the expression of strength is related to, but not dependent upon, the size of the muscle and is probably more related to the ability to recruit more muscle fibers in the contraction, or to better synchronize their

  4. DNA damage and cytotoxicity in pancreatic beta-cells expressing human CYP2E1.

    PubMed

    Lees Murdock, Diane J; Barnett, Yvonne A; Barnett, Christopher R

    2004-08-01

    Epidemiological studies have identified nitrosamines as a risk factor for Type I (insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus. These compounds require bioactivation by cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) for exertion of their toxic effects. Two mammalian insulin secreting pancreatic beta-cell lines BRIN BD11h2E1 and INS-1h2E1, which express human full length CYP2E1 cDNA, were used to elucidate the role of CYP2E1-mediated nitrosamine bioactivation in pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and destruction. These cell lines were shown to metabolise dimethylnitrosamine to produce formaldehyde at rates of 3.41 +/- 0.24 and 3.65 +/- 0.26 nmol/minmg microsomal protein, respectively. Following incubation with various concentrations of the nitrosamines dimethylnitrosamine, N-nitrosopyrrolidine and 1-nitrospiperidine, all of which are bioactivated by CYP2E1, cytotoxicity and DNA damage were assessed using either the neutral red assay or comet assay respectively. Exposure of CYP2E1 expressing cells to nitrosamines resulted in significant dose-dependent decreases in cell viability, which were not seen in cells which did not express CYP2E1. Following culture with nitrosamine concentrations as low as 2.5mM 1-nitrosopiperidine, cell viability was significantly lower in BRIN BD11h2E1 and INS-1h2E1 cell lines in comparison to the BRIN BD11 and INS-1 parental cell lines (72.5 +/- 4.96 and 66.4 +/- 3.09% in BRIN BD11h2E1 and INS-1h2E1 versus 109.0 +/- 3.40 and 100.0 +/- 3.25% in BRIN BD11 and INS-1 respectively, P < 0.001). The highest dose of any of the nitrosamines tested failed to significantly reduce cell viability in the cells which lacked CYP2E1. Expression of CYP2E1 did not cause any change in the basal level of DNA damage in any of the cell lines. However, 16 h exposure to various nitrosamines resulted in significant dose-dependent DNA damage in the BRIN BD11h2E1 and INS-1h2E1 cells compared to their respective non CYP2E1-expressing parental controls, e.g. DNA damage increased from 34.38 +/- 1.25 to 44.01 +/- 1.56% DNA in comet tail in BRIN BD11h2E1 cells incubated with 10 or 40 mM N-nitrosopyrrolidine, respectively (P < 0.001). Similar treatment of the BRIN BD11 and INS-1 cell lines did not result in a significant increase in DNA damage (20.33 +/- 1.0 and 22.4 +/- 0.98% DNA in comet tail). The pancreatic beta-cell is richly vascularised and expresses CYP2E1. This study suggests that expression of human CYP2E1 in pancreatic beta-cells make them highly susceptible to cytotoxicity and DNA damage by nitrosamines and other agents bioactivated by CYP2E1. PMID:15242818

  5. Molecular genetic analysis of MSUD from India reveals mutations causing altered protein truncation affecting the C-termini of E1? and E1?.

    PubMed

    Bashyam, Murali D; Chaudhary, Ajay K; Sinha, Manjari; Nagarajaram, H A; Devi, A Radha Rama; Bashyam, Leena; Reddy, E Chandrakanth; Dalal, Ashwin

    2012-10-01

    Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a rare metabolic disorder caused by reduced/absent activity of the branched chain ?-Ketoacid dehydrogenase enzyme complex. Mutations in BCKDHA, BCKDHB, and DBT, that encode important subunits of the enzyme complex namely E1?, E1?, and E2, are the primary cause for the disease. We have performed the first molecular genetic analysis of MSUD from India on nine patients exhibiting classical MSUD symptoms. BCKDHA and BCKDHB mutations were identified in four and five patients, respectively including seven novel mutations namely the BCKDHA c.1249delC, c.1312T>C, and c.1561T>A and the BCKDHB c.401T>A, c.548G>A, c.964A>G, and c.1065delT. The BCKDHB c.970C>T (p.R324X) mutation was shown to trigger nonsense mediated decay-based degradation of the transcript. Seven of the total 11 mutations resulted in perturbations in the E1? or E1? C-termini either through altered termination or through an amino acid change; these are expected to result in disruption of E1 enzyme complex assembly. Our study has therefore revealed that BCKDHA and BCKDHB mutations might be primarily responsible for MSUD in the Indian population. PMID:22593002

  6. 26 CFR 1.1031(e)-1 - Exchange of livestock of different sexes.

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  7. 26 CFR 1.1031(e)-1 - Exchange of livestock of different sexes.

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  8. 26 CFR 1.1031(e)-1 - Exchange of livestock of different sexes.

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  9. 26 CFR 31.3402(e)-1 - Included and excluded wages.

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  14. 26 CFR 31.3401(e)-1 - Number of withholding exemptions claimed.

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  15. 26 CFR 31.3406(e)-1 - Period during which backup withholding is required.

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  16. Nr2e1 Deficiency Augments Palmitate-Induced Oxidative Stress in Beta Cells

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    Shi, Xiaoli; Deng, Haohua; Dai, Zhe; Xu, Yancheng; Xiong, Xiaokan; Ma, Pei; Cheng, Jing

    2016-01-01

    Nuclear receptor subfamily 2 group E member 1 (Nr2e1) has been regarded as an essential regulator of the growth of neural stem cells. However, its function elsewhere is unknown. In the present study, we generated Nr2e1 knockdown MIN6 cells and studied whether Nr2e1 knockdown affected basal beta cell functions such as proliferation, cell death, and insulin secretion. We showed that knockdown of Nr2e1 in MIN6 cells resulted in increased sensitivity to lipotoxicity, decreased proliferation, a partial G0/G1 cell-cycle arrest, and higher rates of apoptosis. Moreover, Nr2e1 deficiency exaggerates palmitate-induced impairment in insulin secretion. At the molecular level, Nr2e1 deficiency augments palmitate-induced oxidative stress. Nr2e1 deficiency also resulted in decreases in antioxidant enzymes and expression level of Nrf2. Together, this study indicated a potential protective effect of Nr2e1 on beta cells, which may serve as a target for the development of novel therapies for diabetes. PMID:26649147

  17. 26 CFR 1.1031(e)-1 - Exchange of livestock of different sexes.

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  18. 26 CFR 1.1031(e)-1 - Exchange of livestock of different sexes.

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  19. 26 CFR 31.3121(e)-1 - State, United States, and citizen.

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  1. 26 CFR 48.4216(e)-1 - Exclusion of local advertising charges from sale price.

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  8. Resolvin E1 inhibits dendritic cell migration in the skin and attenuates contact hypersensitivity responses.

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    Sawada, Yu; Honda, Tetsuya; Hanakawa, Sho; Nakamizo, Satoshi; Murata, Teruasa; Ueharaguchi-Tanada, Yuri; Ono, Sachiko; Amano, Wataru; Nakajima, Saeko; Egawa, Gyohei; Tanizaki, Hideaki; Otsuka, Atsushi; Kitoh, Akihiko; Dainichi, Teruki; Ogawa, Narihito; Kobayashi, Yuichi; Yokomizo, Takehiko; Arita, Makoto; Nakamura, Motonobu; Miyachi, Yoshiki; Kabashima, Kenji

    2015-10-19

    Resolvin E1 (RvE1) is a lipid mediator derived from ?3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that exerts potent antiinflammatory roles in several murine models. The antiinflammatory mechanism of RvE1 in acquired immune responses has been attributed to attenuation of cytokine production by dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, we newly investigated the effect of RvE1 on DC motility using two-photon microscopy in a contact hypersensitivity (CHS) model and found that RvE1 impaired DC motility in the skin. In addition, RvE1 attenuated T cell priming in the draining lymph nodes and effector T cell activation in the skin, which led to the reduced skin inflammation in CHS. In contrast, leukotriene B4 (LTB4) induced actin filament reorganization in DCs and increased DC motility by activating Cdc42 and Rac1 via BLT1, which was abrogated by RvE1. Collectively, our results suggest that RvE1 attenuates cutaneous acquired immune responses by inhibiting cutaneous DC motility, possibly through LTB4-BLT1 signaling blockade. PMID:26438363

  9. Strength Training and Your Child

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    ... All About Food Allergies Strength Training and Your Child KidsHealth > For Parents > Strength Training and Your Child Print A A A Text Size What's in ... muscles, and joints. Age Guidelines Generally, if your child is ready to participate in organized sports or ...

  10. Oxidative stress mediated toxicity exerted by ethanol-inducible CYP2E1

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    Wu Defeng; Cederbaum, Arthur I. . E-mail: arthur.cederbaum@mssm.edu

    2005-09-01

    Induction of CYP2E1 by ethanol is one of the central pathways by which ethanol generates a state of oxidative stress in hepatocytes. To study the biochemical and toxicological actions of CYP2E1, our laboratory established HepG2 cell lines which constitutively overexpress CYP2E1 and characterized these cells with respect to ethanol toxicity. Addition of ethanol or an unsaturated fatty acid such as arachidonic acid or iron was toxic to the CYP2E1-expressing cells but not control cells. This toxicity was associated with elevated lipid peroxidation and could be prevented by antioxidants and inhibitors of CYP2E1. Apoptosis occurred in the CYP2E1-expressing cells exposed to ethanol, arachidonic acid, or iron. Removal of GSH caused a loss of viability in the CYP2E1-expressing cells even in the absence of added toxin or pro-oxidant. This was associated with mitochondrial damage and decreased mitochondrial membrane potential. Low concentrations of iron and arachidonic acid synergistically interacted with CYP2E1 to produce cell toxicity, suggesting these nutrients may act as priming or sensitizing agents to alcohol-induced liver injury. Surprisingly, CYP2E1-expressing cells had elevated GSH levels, due to transcriptional activation of glutamate cysteine ligase. Similarly, levels of catalase, alpha-, and microsomal glutathione transferase were also increased, suggesting that upregulation of these antioxidant genes may reflect an adaptive mechanism to remove CYP2E1-derived oxidants. Using co-cultures, interaction between CYP2E1-derived diffusible mediators to activate collagen production in hepatic stellate cells was found. While it is likely that several mechanisms contribute to alcohol-induced liver injury, the linkage between CYP2E1-dependent oxidative stress, mitochondrial injury, stellate cell activation, and GSH homeostasis may contribute to the toxic action of ethanol on the liver. HepG2 cell lines overexpressing CYP2E1 may be a valuable model to characterize the biochemical and toxicological properties of CYP2E1.

  11. Distinct features of cap binding by eIF4E1b proteins.

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    Kubacka, Dorota; Miguel, Ricardo Núñez; Minshall, Nicola; Darzynkiewicz, Edward; Standart, Nancy; Zuberek, Joanna

    2015-01-30

    eIF4E1b, closely related to the canonical translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E1a), cap-binding protein is highly expressed in mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish oocytes. We have previously characterized eIF4E1b as a component of the CPEB mRNP translation repressor complex along with the eIF4E-binding protein 4E-Transporter, the Xp54/DDX6 RNA helicase and additional RNA-binding proteins. eIF4E1b exhibited only very weak interactions with m(7)GTP-Sepharose and, rather than binding eIF4G, interacted with 4E-T. Here we undertook a detailed examination of both Xenopus and human eIF4E1b interactions with cap analogues using fluorescence titration and homology modeling. The predicted structure of eIF4E1b maintains the α+β fold characteristic of eIF4E proteins and its cap-binding pocket is similarly arranged by critical amino acids: Trp56, Trp102, Glu103, Trp166, Arg112, Arg157 and Lys162 and residues of the C-terminal loop. However, we demonstrate that eIF4E1b is 3-fold less well able to bind the cap than eIF4E1a, both proteins being highly stimulated by methylation at N(7) of guanine. Moreover, eIF4E1b proteins are distinguishable from eIF4E1a by a set of conserved amino acid substitutions, several of which are located near to cap-binding residues. Indeed, eIF4E1b possesses several distinct features, namely, enhancement of cap binding by a benzyl group at N(7) position of guanine, a reduced response to increasing length of the phosphate chain and increased binding to a cap separated by a linker from Sepharose, suggesting differences in the arrangement of the protein's core. In agreement, mutagenesis of the amino acids differentiating eIF4E1b from eIF4E1a reduces cap binding by eIF4E1a 2-fold, demonstrating their role in modulating cap binding. PMID:25463438

  12. Distinct Features of Cap Binding by eIF4E1b Proteins

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    Kubacka, Dorota; Miguel, Ricardo Núñez; Minshall, Nicola; Darzynkiewicz, Edward; Standart, Nancy; Zuberek, Joanna

    2015-01-01

    eIF4E1b, closely related to the canonical translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E1a), cap-binding protein is highly expressed in mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish oocytes. We have previously characterized eIF4E1b as a component of the CPEB mRNP translation repressor complex along with the eIF4E-binding protein 4E-Transporter, the Xp54/DDX6 RNA helicase and additional RNA-binding proteins. eIF4E1b exhibited only very weak interactions with m7GTP-Sepharose and, rather than binding eIF4G, interacted with 4E-T. Here we undertook a detailed examination of both Xenopus and human eIF4E1b interactions with cap analogues using fluorescence titration and homology modeling. The predicted structure of eIF4E1b maintains the α + β fold characteristic of eIF4E proteins and its cap-binding pocket is similarly arranged by critical amino acids: Trp56, Trp102, Glu103, Trp166, Arg112, Arg157 and Lys162 and residues of the C-terminal loop. However, we demonstrate that eIF4E1b is 3-fold less well able to bind the cap than eIF4E1a, both proteins being highly stimulated by methylation at N7 of guanine. Moreover, eIF4E1b proteins are distinguishable from eIF4E1a by a set of conserved amino acid substitutions, several of which are located near to cap-binding residues. Indeed, eIF4E1b possesses several distinct features, namely, enhancement of cap binding by a benzyl group at N7 position of guanine, a reduced response to increasing length of the phosphate chain and increased binding to a cap separated by a linker from Sepharose, suggesting differences in the arrangement of the protein's core. In agreement, mutagenesis of the amino acids differentiating eIF4E1b from eIF4E1a reduces cap binding by eIF4E1a 2-fold, demonstrating their role in modulating cap binding. PMID:25463438

  13. Subunit affinities and stoichiometries of the human papillomavirus type 11 E1:E2:DNA complex.

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    Chao, S F; Rocque, W J; Daniel, S; Czyzyk, L E; Phelps, W C; Alexander, K A

    1999-04-01

    The association between the papillomavirus E1 and E2 proteins is an important regulatory interaction, imparting coordinated control of viral transcription and replication. Using fluorescence polarization, we have characterized the interactions between HPV-11 E1, HPV-11 E2, and DNA in solution at equilibrium. For these studies, two double-stranded fluorescein-labeled oligonucleotides were prepared. The first fluorescent oligonucleotide, designated Fl-E2BS and containing a single E2 binding-site palindrome (ACCGN6CGGT), was used to determine the affinity of E2 for its DNA binding site. HPV-11 E2 bound Fl-E2BS with an apparent Kd of 0.84 nM. Binding was saturable and consistent with a single class of noninteracting sites. The second oligonucleotide, designated Fl-E1E2BS, contained both E1 and E2 sites in sequence derived directly from the HPV-11 origin of replication. Under titration conditions identical to those used for Fl-E2BS, the E2 protein exhibited reduced affinity for Fl-E1E2BS (Kd > 100 nM). E1 binding to Fl-E1E2BS was of very low affinity. Addition of excess HPV-11 E1 to Fl-E1E2BS lowered the dissociation constant for the E2:Fl-E1E2BS interaction to 2 nM. This effect was not dependent upon ATP or magnesium ion. Fluorescence polarization and other data suggest formation of a complex containing six E1 molecules and a single dimer of E2 bound to a single Fl-E1E2BS oligonucleotide; E2 dissociation from the final complex did not occur. In summary, physical interaction between E1 and E2 increases the DNA binding affinity of each. The role of this energy coupling may be to promote origin-specific binding of both E1 and E2 to DNA. PMID:10194380

  14. Strength properties of fly ash based controlled low strength materials.

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    Trkel, S

    2007-08-25

    Controlled low strength material (CLSM) is a flowable mixture that can be used as a backfill material in place of compacted soils. Flowable fill requires no tamping or compaction to achieve its strength and typically has a load carrying capacity much higher than compacted soils, but it can still be excavated easily. The selection of CLSM type should be based on technical and economical considerations for specific applications. In this study, a mixture of high volume fly ash (FA), crushed limestone powder (filler) and a low percentage of pozzolana cement have been tried in different compositions. The amount of pozzolana cement was kept constant for all mixes as, 5% of fly ash weight. The amount of mixing water was chosen in order to provide optimum pumpability by determining the spreading ratio of CLSM mixtures using flow table method. The shear strength of the material is a measure of the materials ability to support imposed stresses on the material. The shear strength properties of CLSM mixtures have been investigated by a series of laboratory tests. The direct shear test procedure was applied for determining the strength parameters Phi (angle of shearing resistance) and C(h) (cohesion intercept) of the material. The test results indicated that CLSM mixtures have superior shear strength properties compared to compacted soils. Shear strength, cohesion intercept and angle of shearing resistance values of CLSM mixtures exceeded conventional soil materials' similar properties at 7 days. These parameters proved that CLSM mixtures are suitable materials for backfill applications. PMID:17331642

  15. Incompatibility Exhibited by Colicin Plasmids E1, E2, and E3 in Escherichia coli

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    Inselburg, Joseph

    1974-01-01

    Escherichia coli strains were made multiply colicinogenic for the colicin plasmids E1, E2, or E3 (Col E1, Col E2, or Col E3, respectively) by both a deoxyribonucleic acid transformation system and bacterial conjugation. The multiply colicinogenic bacteria constructed exhibited an immunity to the colicins produced by all the plasmids they carried and also produced colicins corresponding to all the plasmids they carried. An incompatibility was observed among the plasmids. In doubly colicinogenic cells where the presence of two plasmids was established, Col E2 was lost more frequently than Col E3. In triply colicinogenic cells, Col E1, Col E2, and Col E3 were lost, with Col E3 being lost least frequently. A significant reduction in the acquisition of a conjugationally transferred Col E1 plasmid by cells colicinogenic for Col E1 was demonstrated. PMID:4604597

  16. New protein vector ApE1 for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs.

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    Pozdniakova, N V; Gorokhovets, N V; Gukasova, N V; Bereznikova, A V; Severin, E S

    2012-01-01

    A new chimeric gene ApE1 encoding the receptor-binding domain of the human alpha-fetoprotein fused to a sequence of 22 glutamic acid residues was constructed. A new bacterial producer strain E. coli SHExT7 ApE1 was selected for ApE1 production in a soluble state. A simplified method was developed to purify ApE1 from bacterial biomass. It was shown that the new vector protein selectively interacts with AFP receptors on the tumor cell surface and can be efficiently accumulated in tumor cells. In addition, ApE1 was shown to be stable in storage and during its chemical modification. An increased number of carboxyl groups in the molecule allows the production of cytotoxic compound conjugates with higher drug-loading capacity and enhanced tumor targeting potential. PMID:22649278

  17. New Protein Vector ApE1 for Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drugs

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    Pozdniakova, N. V.; Gorokhovets, N. V.; Gukasova, N. V.; Bereznikova, A. V.; Severin, E. S.

    2012-01-01

    A new chimeric gene ApE1 encoding the receptor-binding domain of the human alpha-fetoprotein fused to a sequence of 22 glutamic acid residues was constructed. A new bacterial producer strain E. coli SHExT7 ApE1 was selected for ApE1 production in a soluble state. A simplified method was developed to purify ApE1 from bacterial biomass. It was shown that the new vector protein selectively interacts with AFP receptors on the tumor cell surface and can be efficiently accumulated in tumor cells. In addition, ApE1 was shown to be stable in storage and during its chemical modification. An increased number of carboxyl groups in the molecule allows the production of cytotoxic compound conjugates with higher drug-loading capacity and enhanced tumor targeting potential. PMID:22649278

  18. Folding of Hepatitis C Virus E1 Glycoprotein in a Cell-Free System

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    Merola, Marcello; Brazzoli, Michela; Cocchiarella, Fabienne; Heile, Jens M.; Helenius, Ari; Weiner, Amy J.; Houghton, Michael; Abrignani, Sergio

    2001-01-01

    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) envelope proteins, E1 and E2, form noncovalent heterodimers and are leading candidate antigens for a vaccine against HCV. Studies in mammalian cell expression systems have focused primarily on E2 and its folding, whereas knowledge of E1 folding remains fragmentary. We used a cell-free in vitro translation system to study E1 folding and asked whether the flanking proteins, Core and E2, influence this process. We translated the polyprotein precursor, in which the Core is N-terminal to E1, and E2 is C-terminal, and found that when the core protein was present, oxidation of E1 was a slow, E2-independent process. The half-time for E1 oxidation was about 5 h in the presence or absence of E2. In contrast with previous reports, analysis of three constructs of different lengths revealed that the E2 glycoprotein undergoes slow oxidation as well. Unfolded or partially folded E1 bound to the endoplasmic reticulum chaperones calnexin and (with lower efficiency) calreticulin, whereas no binding to BiP/GRP78 or GRP94 could be detected. Release from calnexin and calreticulin was used to assess formation of mature E1. When E1 was expressed in the absence of Core and E2, its oxidation was impaired. We conclude that E1 folding is a process that is affected not only by E2, as previously shown, but also by the Core. The folding of viral proteins can thus depend on complex interactions between neighboring proteins within the polyprotein precursor. PMID:11602760

  19. The ubiquitin-activating enzyme (E1) gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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    Hatfield, P M; Gosink, M M; Carpenter, T B; Vierstra, R D

    1997-02-01

    Conjugation of multiple ubiquitins serves as a committed step in the degradation of a variety of intracellular eukaryotic proteins by the 26S proteasome. Conjugates are formed via a three-enzyme cascade; the initial step requires ubiquitin-activating enzyme (E1), which couples ubiquitin activation to ATP hydrolysis. Previously, we showed that many higher plants contain multiple E1 proteins and described several E1 genes from wheat. To facilitate understanding of the roles of the different plant E1s, we characterized the E1 gene and protein family from Arabidopsis thaliana. Arabidopsis E1s are encoded by two genes (AtUBA1 and AtUBA2) that synthesize approximately 123-kDa proteins with 81% amino acid sequence identity to each other and 44-75% sequence identity with confirmed E1s from other organisms. Like other E1 proteins, AtUBA1 and 2 contain a cysteine residue in the putative active site for forming the ubiquitin thiol-ester intermediate. Enzymatic analysis of the corresponding proteins expressed in Escherichia coli demonstrated that both proteins activate ubiquitin in an ATP-dependent reaction and transfer the activated ubiquitin to a variety of Arabidopsis E2s with near equal specificity. Expression studies by quantitative RT-PCR and histochemistry with transgenic plants containing AtUBA promoter-beta-glucuronidase-coding region fusions showed that the AtUBA1 and 2 genes are co-expressed in most, if not all, Arabidopsis tissues and cells. Collectively, the data indicate that E1 proteins, and presumably the rest of the ubiquitin pathway, are present throughout Arabidopsis. They also show that the AtUBA1 and 2 genes are not differentially expressed nor do they encode E1s with dramatically distinct enzymatic properties. PMID:9076989

  20. Adenovirus E1A proteins inhibit activation of transcription by p53.

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    Steegenga, W T; van Laar, T; Riteco, N; Mandarino, A; Shvarts, A; van der Eb, A J; Jochemsen, A G

    1996-01-01

    p53 stimulates the transcription of a number of genes, such as MDM2, Waf1, and GADD45. We and others have shown previously that this activity of p53 can be inhibited by adenovirus type 2 or 12 large E1B proteins. Here we show that the adenovirus E1A proteins also can repress the stimulation of transcription by p53, both in transient transfections and in stably transfected cell lines. The inhibition by E1A occurs without a significant effect on the DNA-binding capacity of p53. Furthermore, the activity of a fusion protein containing the N-terminal part of p53 linked to the GAL4 DNA-binding domain can be suppressed by E1A. This indicates that E1A affects the transcription activation domain of p53, although tryptic phosphopeptide mapping revealed that the level of phosphorylation of this domain does not change significantly in E1A-expressing cell lines. Gel filtration studies, however, showed p53 to be present in complexes of increased molecular weight as a result of E1A expression. Apparently, E1A can cause increased homo- or hetero-oligomerization of p53, which might result in the inactivation of the transcription activation domain of p53. Additionally, we found that transfectants stably expressing E1A have lost the ability to arrest in G1 after DNA damage, indicating that E1A can abolish the normal biological function of p53. PMID:8628276

  1. Role of CYP2E1 in thioacetamide-induced mouse hepatotoxicity

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    Kang, Jin Seok; Wanibuchi, Hideki; Morimura, Keiichirou; Wongpoomchai, Rawiwan; Chusiri, Yaowares; Gonzalez, Frank J.; Fukushima, Shoji

    2008-05-01

    Previous experiments showed that treatment of mice and rats with thioacetamide (TAA) induced liver cell damage, fibrosis and/or cirrhosis, associated with increased oxidative stress and activation of hepatic stellate cells. Some experiments suggest that CYP2E1 may be involved in the metabolic activation of TAA. However, there is no direct evidence on the role of CYP2E1 in TAA-mediated hepatotoxicity. To clarify this, TAA-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated using Cyp2e1-null mice. Male wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice were treated with TAA (200 mg/kg of body weight, single, i.p.) at 6 weeks of age, and hepatotoxicity examined 24 and 48 h after TAA treatment. Relative liver weights of Cyp2e1-null mice were significantly different at 24 h compared to wild-type mice (p < 0.01). Serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in Cyp2e1-null mice were significantly different at both time points compared to wild-type mice (p < 0.01). Histopathological examination showed Cyp2e1-null mice represented no hepatototoxic lesions, in clear contrast to severe centriobular necrosis, inflammation and hemorrhage at both time points in wild-type mice. Marked lipid peroxidation was also only limited to wild-type mice (p < 0.01). Similarly, TNF-{alpha}, IL-6 and glutathione peroxidase mRNA expression in Cyp2e1-null mice did not significantly differ from the control levels, contrasting with the marked alteration in wild-type mice (p < 0.01). Western blot analysis further revealed no increase in iNOS expression in Cyp2e1-null mice. These results reveal that CYP2E1 mediates TAA-induced hepatotoxicity in wild-type mice as a result of increased oxidative stress.

  2. Alcohol steatosis and cytotoxicity: the role of cytochrome P4502E1 and autophagy.

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    Wu, Defeng; Wang, Xiaodong; Zhou, Richard; Yang, Lili; Cederbaum, Arthur I

    2012-09-15

    The goal of the current study was to evaluate whether CYP2E1 plays a role in binge-ethanol induced steatosis and if autophagy impacts CYP2E1-mediated hepatotoxicity, oxidative stress and fatty liver formation produced by ethanol. Wild type (WT), CYP2E1 knockin (KI) and CYP2E1 knockout (KO) mice were gavaged with 3g/kg body wt ethanol twice a day for four days. This treatment caused fatty liver, elevation of CYP2E1 and oxidative stress in WT and KI mice but not KO mice. Autophagy was impaired in ethanol-treated KI mice compared to KO mice as reflected by a decline in the LC3-II/LC3-I ratio and lower total LC-3 and Beclin-1 levels coupled to increases in P62, pAKT/AKT and mTOR. Inhibition of macroautophagy by administration of 3-methyladenine enhanced the binge ethanol hepatotoxicity, steatosis and oxidant stress in CYP2E1 KI, but not CYP2E1 KO mice. Stimulation of autophagy by rapamycin blunted the elevated steatosis produced by binge ethanol. Treatment of HepG2 E47 cells which express CYP2E1 with 100mM ethanol for 8 days increased fat accumulation and oxidant stress but decreased autophagy. Ethanol had no effect on these reactions in HepG2 C34 cells which do not express CYP2E1. Inhibition of autophagy elevated ethanol toxicity, lipid accumulation and oxidant stress in the E47, but not C34 cells. The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine, and CYP2E1 inhibitor chlormethiazole blunted these effects of ethanol. These results indicate that CYP2E1 plays an important role in binge ethanol-induced fatty liver. We propose that CYP2E1-derived reactive oxygen species inhibit autophagy, which subsequently causes accumulation of lipid droplets. Inhibition of autophagy promotes binge ethanol induced hepatotoxicity, steatosis and oxidant stress via CYP2E1. PMID:22819980

  3. Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment

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    Park, Y.S.; Suh, J.K.; Lee, J.H.; Shin, Y.S.

    1999-09-01

    Sulfate in soil and groundwater may cause damage to the concrete in underground structures. In this paper, laboratory tests were performed to assess the damage of chemical attack by magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate on normal and high strength concretes. The selected solutions were pure water and 10% sulfate solutions (sodium and magnesium), which were determined by consideration of the soil environment in Korea. The parameters in experimental programs were water-binder ratio, silica fume content, and the compressive strength of concrete. Observed differences in the characteristics between normal and high strength concretes are discussed, and a scheme for maximizing the resistance of high strength concrete against various kinds of sulfates is suggested.

  4. Oscillator strengths and collision strengths for S v

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    Van Wyngaarden, W. L.; Henry, R. J. W.

    1981-01-01

    Observations of the optical extreme-ultraviolet spectrum of the Jupiter planetary system during the Voyager space mission revealed bright emission lines of some sulfur ions. The spectra of the torus at the orbit of Io are likely to contain S V lines. The described investigation provides oscillator strengths and collision strengths for the first four UV lines. The collision strengths from the ground state to four other excited states are also obtained. Use is made of a two-state calculation which is checked for convergence for some transitions by employing a three-state or a four-state approximation. Target wave functions for S V are calculated so that the oscillator strengths calculated in dipole length and dipole velocity approximations agree within 5%.

  5. Micromechanical fracture strength of silicon

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    Ericson, Fredric; Schweitz, Jan-ke

    1990-12-01

    In order to test the statistical influence of some process and micromachining parameters on the fracture strength of silicon microelements, arrays of identical microsized cantilever beams were bulk micromachined in single-crystalline silicon wafers. The beams were exposed to various surface treatments (diamond polishing with different grades, oxidization, stripping of oxide) in different combinations. The influence on fracture strength was investigated by bending the beams to fracture in a micromanipulator mounted in situ in a scanning electron microscope while registering force-versus-deflection curves. Average fracture strengths, standard deviations, Weibull moduli, crack-initiating flaw sizes, and in some cases elastic moduli were evaluated. Diamond polishing was found to decrease the fracture strength drastically, but polishing followed by oxidization not only restored the original strength, but actually increased it, due to crack healing. Polishing, oxidization, and subsequent stripping of oxide resulted in fracture strengths slightly higher than the original strength. The Weibull modulus was diminished from 10 to 6-9 by the polishing. The initiating flaw sizes were theoretically evaluated, and found to agree with previous results of cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy studies of polished silicon surfaces. The elastic moduli determined were significantly lower (30%-40%) than the corresponding module of pure, single-crystalline silicon, probably due to high dopant contents in the specimens investigated here.

  6. Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) regulates the response to oxidative stress and migration of breast cancer cells

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    2013-01-01

    Introduction The cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are a class of heme-containing enzymes involved in phase I metabolism of a large number of xenobiotics. The CYP family member CYP2E1 metabolises many xenobiotics and pro-carcinogens, it is not just expressed in the liver but also in many other tissues such as the kidney, the lung, the brain, the gastrointestinal tract and the breast tissue. It is induced in several pathological conditions including cancer, obesity, and type II diabetes implying that this enzyme is implicated in other biological processes beyond its role in phase I metabolism. Despite the detailed description of the role of CYP2E1 in the liver, its functions in other tissues have not been extensively studied. In this study, we investigated the functional significance of CYP2E1 in breast carcinogenesis. Methods Cellular levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured by H2DCFDA (2 2.9.2 2′,7′-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate) staining and autophagy was assessed by tracing the cellular levels of autophagy markers using western blot assays. The endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response (UPR) were detected by luciferase assays reflecting the splicing of mRNA encoding the X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1) transcription factor and cell migration was evaluated using the scratch wound assay. Gene expression was recorded with standard transcription assays including luciferase reporter and chromatin immunoprecipitation. Results Ectopic expression of CYP2E1 induced ROS generation, affected autophagy, stimulated endoplasmic reticulum stress and inhibited migration in breast cancer cells with different metastatic potential and p53 status. Furthermore, evidence is presented indicating that CYP2E1 gene expression is under the transcriptional control of the p53 tumor suppressor. Conclusions These results support the notion that CYP2E1 exerts an important role in mammary carcinogenesis, provide a potential link between ethanol metabolism and breast cancer and suggest that progression, and metastasis, of advanced stages of breast cancer can be modulated by induction of CYP2E1 activity. PMID:24207099

  7. Magneto-Exciton Studies of e1-hh1 and e1-lh1 Anticrossing in GaAs Single Quantum Wells using Pulsed Magnetic Fields.

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    Kim, Yongmin; Perry, C. H.; Lee, K.-S.; Rickel, D. G.

    1997-03-01

    We report magneto-photoluminescence (MPL) studies of two undoped AlGaAs-GaAs single quantum well (SQW) samples in pulsed magnetic fields up to 65 Tesla for both B and B? to the growth (z) direction. The samples had well widths of 60and 110respectively, and were measured at 4K and 77K. At T=4K and B = 0 both samples display a single sharp excitonic peak due to the lowest e1-hh1 transition. At T=77K, two peaks are observed corresponding to the e1-hh1 and e1-lh1 transitions. In low magnetic fields (0-10T), the peaks posses typical magneto-excitonic behavior with a characteristic diamagnetic shift. In the high field regime the shift becomes linear with increasing field. However at about 25T for B/z, the e1-hh1 and e1-lh1 transitions intersect and show an anti-crossing. At 4K, this is observed as a distinct change in the slope of the magneto-exciton energy and an increase in its linewidth. Although the magneto-excitons are slightly broader at 77K, the anti-crossing can be followed across the complete range of magnetic fields. From the MPL data, we estimate the dimensionality and reduced effective mass of the hole. Also, we calculated the exciton binding energies for these quantum wells using a perturbation method employing two variational parameters. *Work at the High Magnetic field Laboratory is supported through the NSF Cooperative Agreement DMR 95-27035, the State of Florida, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

  8. Candida albicans Modulates Host Defense by Biosynthesizing the Pro-Resolving Mediator Resolvin E1

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    Haas-Stapleton, Eric J.; Lu, Yan; Hong, Song; Arita, Makoto; Favoreto, Silvio; Nigam, Santosh; Serhan, Charles N.; Agabian, Nina

    2007-01-01

    Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen of humans that resides commensally on epithelial surfaces, but can cause inflammation when pathogenic. Resolvins are a class of anti-inflammatory lipids derived from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that attenuate neutrophil migration during the resolution phase of inflammation. In this report we demonstrate that C. albicans biosynthesizes resolvins that are chemically identical to those produced by human cells. In contrast to the trans-cellular biosynthesis of human Resolvin E1 (RvE1), RvE1 biosynthesis in C. albicans occurs in the absence of other cellular partners. C. albicans biosynthesis of RvE1 is sensitive to lipoxygenase and cytochrome P450 monoxygenase inhibitors. We show that 10nM RvE1 reduces neutrophil chemotaxis in response to IL-8; 1nM RvE1 enhanced phagocytosis of Candida by human neutrophils, as well as intracellular ROS generation and killing, while having no direct affect on neutrophil motility. In a mouse model of systemic candidiasis, RvE1 stimulated clearance of the fungus from circulating blood. These results reveal an inter-species chemical signaling system that modulates host immune functions and may play a role in balancing host carriage of commensal and pathogenic C. albicans. PMID:18091990

  9. Involvement of CYP 2E1 enzyme in ovotoxicity caused by 4-vinylcyclohexene and its metabolites

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    Rajapaksa, Kathila S.; Cannady, Ellen A.; Sipes, I. Glenn; Hoyer, Patricia B. . E-mail: hoyer@u.arizona.edu

    2007-06-01

    4-Vinylcyclohexene (VCH) is bioactivated by hepatic CYP 2A and 2B to a monoepoxide (VCM) and subsequently to an ovotoxic diepoxide metabolite (VCD). Studies suggest that the ovary can directly bioactivate VCH via CYP 2E1. The current study was designed to evaluate the role of ovarian CYP 2E1 in VCM-induced ovotoxicity. Postnatal day 4 B6C3F{sub 1} and CYP 2E1 wild-type (+/+) and null (-/-) mouse ovaries were cultured (15 days) with VCD (30 {mu}M), 1,2-VCM (125-1000 {mu}M), or vehicle. Twenty-eight days female CYP 2E1 +/+ and -/- mice were dosed daily (15 days; ip) with VCH, 1,2-VCM, VCD or vehicle. Following culture or in vivo dosing, ovaries were histologically evaluated. In culture, VCD decreased (p < 0.05) primordial and primary follicles in ovaries from all three groups of mice. 1,2-VCM decreased (p < 0.05) primordial follicles in B6C3F{sub 1} and CYP 2E1 +/+ ovaries, but not in CYP 2E1 -/- ovaries in culture. 1,2-VCM did not affect primary follicles in any group of mouse ovaries. Conversely, following in vivo dosing, primordial and primary follicles were reduced (p < 0.05) by VCD and VCM in CYP2E1 +/+ and -/-, and by VCH in +/+ mice. The data demonstrate that, whereas in vitro ovarian bioactivation of VCM requires CYP 2E1 enzyme, in vivo CYP 2E1 plays a minimal role. Thus, the findings support that hepatic metabolism dominates the contribution made by the ovary in bioactivation of VCM to its ovotoxic metabolite, VCD. This study also demonstrates the use of a novel ovarian culture system to evaluate ovary-specific metabolism of xenobiotics.

  10. Positive regulation of jun/AP-1 by E1A.

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    de Groot, R; Foulkes, N; Mulder, M; Kruijer, W; Sassone-Corsi, P

    1991-01-01

    Proteins encoded by the adenovirus E1A oncogene are capable of positive and negative transcriptional regulation of both viral and cellular genes. E1A regulatory function is commonly thought to involve modifications of specific cellular factors that interact with responsive promoters. In this report we present evidence that E1A induces the activity of the jun/AP-1 transcription factor in three different cell types: P19, JEG-3, and HeLa. AP-1 binds to 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-responsive elements (TREs); therefore, E1A might modulate a specific signal transduction pathway normally induced by activation of the protein kinase C. Binding of jun/AP-1 to a TRE is induced in all cell types studied when E1A is expressed. We observe that the expression of endogenous c-jun and jun B genes is induced by E1A, which directly transactivates the promoters of c-fos, c-jun, and jun B. Similar inducibility is obtained by treatment with retinoic acid and differentiation of P19-embryonal carcinoma cells. The E1A 13S product transactivates TRE sequences and cooperates with c-jun in the transcriptional stimulation. The 12S E1A product does not activate a TRE sequence, but cotransfection with c-jun circumvents this lack of stimulation. Coexpression of c-fos and E1A 12S, however, blocks the transactivation by c-jun, suggesting an important role for fos in determining the dominance of the 12S or 13S protein. Images PMID:1824713

  11. In vitro analysis of the E1A-homologous sequences of RIZ.

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    Buyse, I M; Huang, S

    1997-01-01

    The RIZ (G3B/MTB-Zf) gene was first isolated based on its ability to bind to the retinoblastoma protein (Rb). An acidic, approximately 100-amino-acid region around the Rb-binding motif of RIZ has structural and antigenic similarity to the conserved sequences of the E1A viral oncogene. We show here that this region interacts specifically with the E1A-binding domain of Rb. This interaction could be disrupted by E1A or by a peptide of RIZ homologous to the CR2 motif of E1A which is involved in binding to Rb family proteins. Also like E1A, RIZ can form a ternary complex with Rb and E2F1. Despite this similarity to E1A, however, RIZ could not bind to the Rb family proteins p107 and p130 in vitro. The data show that the RIZ CR2 motif can mediate differential binding to Rb family proteins. We also mapped the shared antigenic determinant between RIZ and E1A to a conserved sequence, designated CE1, which is located in the C terminus of E1A. Unlike that of ETA, the CE1 motif of RIZ is located next to the CR2 motif. Despite this proximity, CE1 and CR2 appear to act independently. The data show similarities as well as differences between the homologous sequences of RIZ and E1A and contribute to an understanding of the biochemistry of these proteins. PMID:9223517

  12. DprE1 Is a Vulnerable Tuberculosis Drug Target Due to Its Cell Wall Localization.

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    Brecik, Miroslav; Centárová, Ivana; Mukherjee, Raju; Kolly, Gaëlle S; Huszár, Stanislav; Bobovská, Adela; Kilacsková, Emöke; Mokošová, Veronika; Svetlíková, Zuzana; Šarkan, Michal; Neres, João; Korduláková, Jana; Cole, Stewart T; Mikušová, Katarína

    2015-07-17

    The flavo-enzyme DprE1 catalyzes a key epimerization step in the decaprenyl-phosphoryl d-arabinose (DPA) pathway, which is essential for mycobacterial cell wall biogenesis and targeted by several new tuberculosis drug candidates. Here, using differential radiolabeling with DPA precursors and high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, we disclose the unexpected extracytoplasmic localization of DprE1 and periplasmic synthesis of DPA. Collectively, this explains the vulnerability of DprE1 and the remarkable potency of the best inhibitors. PMID:25906160

  13. The differentiation antigen Ly-6E.1 is expressed in mouse metastatic tumor cell lines.

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    Cohn, M A; Kramerov, D; Hulgaard, E F; Lukanidin, E M

    1997-02-17

    We report the cloning of the mouse surface GPI-anchored Ly-6E.1 protein from a highly metastatic mouse adenocarcinoma cell line CSML-100 by differential display. The expression is specific for the metastatic cell line as the closely related, non-metastatic mouse adenocarcinoma cell line CSML-0 does not express Ly-6E.1. Northern blot analysis reveals expression in a number of mouse tumour cell lines, exclusively metastatic ones. To date, active Ly-6A/E has only been described in lymphoid cells. The correlation between Ly-6E.1 expression, and the ability to metastasize, is discussed. PMID:9042962

  14. Weld width indicates weld strength

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    Nunes, A. C. J.; Novak, H. L.; Mcllwain, M. C.

    1982-01-01

    Width of butt weld in 2219-T87 aluminum has been found to be more reliable indicator of weld strength than more traditional parameters of power input and cooling rate. Yield stress and ultimate tensile strength tend to decrease with weld size. This conclusion supports view of many professional welders who give priority to weld geometry over welding energy or cooling rate as indicator of weld quality.

  15. Large-scale continuum random-phase approximation predictions of dipole strength for astrophysical applications

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    Daoutidis, I.; Goriely, S.

    2012-09-01

    Large-scale calculations of the E1 strength are performed within the random phase approximation (RPA) based on the relativistic point-coupling mean field approach in order to derive the radiative neutron capture cross sections for all nuclei of astrophysical interest. While the coupling to the single-particle continuum is taken into account in an explicit and self-consistent way, additional corrections like the coupling to complex configurations and the temperature and deformation effects are included in a phenomenological way to account for a complete description of the nuclear dynamical problem. It is shown that the resulting E1-strength function based on the PCF1 force is in close agreement with photoabsorption data as well as the available experimental E1 strength data at low energies. For neutron-rich nuclei, as well as light neutron-deficient nuclei, a low-lying so-called pygmy resonance is found systematically in the 5-10 MeV region. The corresponding strength can reach 10% of the giant dipole strength in the neutron-rich region and about 5% in the neutron-deficient region, and is found to be reduced in the vicinity of the shell closures. Finally, the neutron capture reaction rates of neutron-rich nuclei is found to be about 2-5 times larger than those predicted on the basis of the nonrelativistic RPA calculation and about a factor 50 larger than obtained with traditional Lorentzian-type approaches.

  16. Natural history of the E1-like superfamily: implication for adenylation, sulfur transfer and ubiquitin conjugation

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    Burroughs, A. Maxwell; Iyer, Lakshminarayan M.; Aravind, L.

    2009-01-01

    The E1-like superfamily is central to ubiquitin (Ub) conjugation, biosynthesis of cysteine, thiamine and MoCo and several secondary metabolites. Yet, its functional diversity and evolutionary history is not well-understood. We develop a natural classification of this superfamily and use it to decipher the major adaptive trends occurring in the evolution of the E1-like superfamily. Within the Rossmann fold, E1-like proteins are closest to NAD(P)/FAD-dependent dehydrogenases and S-AdoMet-dependent methyltransferases. Hence, their phosphotransfer activity is an independent catalytic “invention” with respect to such activities seen in other Rossmannoid folds. Sequence and structure analysis reveals a striking diversity of residues and structures involved in adenylation, sulfotransfer and substrate-binding between different E1-like families, allowing us to predict previously uncharacterized functional adaptations. E1-like proteins are fused to several previously undetected domains, such as a predicted sulfur transfer domain containing a novel superfamily of the TATA-binding protein fold, different types of catalytic domains, a novel winged helix-turn-helix domain and potential adaptor domains related to Ub conjugation. Based on these fusions we develop a generalized model for the linking of E1 catalyzed adenylation/thiolation with further down-stream reactions. This is likely to involve a dynamic interplay between the E1 active sites and diverse fused C-terminal domains. We also predict participation of E1-like domains in previously uncharacterized bacterial secondary metabolism pathways, new cysteine biosynthesis systems, such as those associated with archaeal O-phosphoseryl tRNA, metal-sulfur cluster assembly (e.g. in nitrogen fixation) and Ub-conjugation. Evolutionary reconstructions suggest that the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) contained a single E1-like domain possessing both phosphotransfer and thiolating activities and participating in multiple sulfotransfer reactions. The E1-like superfamily subsequently expanded to include 26 families clustering into three major radiations. These are broadly involved in ubiquitin activation, cofactor and cysteine biosynthesis, and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. In light of this we present evidence that in eukaryotes other E1-like enzymes, such as Urm1, were independently recruited for Ubl conjugation, probably functioning without conventional E2-like enzymes. PMID:19089947

  17. Structure-function analysis of hepatitis C virus envelope glycoproteins E1 and E2.

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    Nayak, Aparajita; Pattabiraman, Nagarajan; Fadra, Numrah; Goldman, Radoslav; Kosakovsky Pond, Sergei L; Mazumder, Raja

    2015-01-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in humans. The envelope proteins of HCV are potential candidates for vaccine development. The absence of three-dimensional (3D) structures for the functional domain of HCV envelope proteins [E1.E2] monomer complex has hindered overall understanding of the virus infection, and also structure-based drug design initiatives. In this study, we report a 3D model containing both E1 and E2 proteins of HCV using the recently published structure of the core domain of HCV E2 and the functional part of E1, and investigate immunogenic implications of the model. HCV [E1.E2] molecule is modeled by using aa205-319 of E1 to aa421-716 of E2. Published experimental data were used to further refine the [E1.E2] model. Based on the model, we predict 77 exposed residues and several antigenic sites within the [E1.E2] that could serve as vaccine epitopes. This study identifies eight peptides which have antigenic propensity and have two or more sequentially exposed amino acids and 12 singular sites are under negative selection pressure that can serve as vaccine or therapeutic targets. Our special interest is 285FLVGQLFTFSPRRHW299 which has five negatively selected sites (L286, V287, G288, T292, and G303) with three of them sequential and four amino acids exposed (F285, L286, T292, and R296). This peptide in the E1 protein maps to dengue envelope vaccine target identified previously by our group. Our model provides for the first time an overall view of both the HCV envelope proteins thereby allowing researchers explore structure-based drug design approaches. PMID:25245635

  18. Localization of the Naturally Occurring Plasmid ColE1 at the Cell Pole?

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    Yao, Shiyin; Helinski, Donald R.; Toukdarian, Aresa

    2007-01-01

    The naturally occurring plasmid ColE1 was found to localize as a cluster in one or both of the cell poles of Escherichia coli. In addition to the polar localization of ColE1 in most cells, movement of the plasmid to the midcell position was observed in time-lapse studies. ColE1 could be displaced from its polar location by the p15A replicon, pBAD33, but not by plasmid RK2. The displacement of ColE1 by pBAD33 resulted in an almost random positioning of ColE1 foci in the cell and also in a loss of segregational stability, as evidenced by the large number of cells carrying pBAD33 with no visible ColE1 focus and as confirmed by ColE1 stability studies. The addition of the active partitioning systems of the F plasmid (sopABC) or RK2 (OB1 incC korB) resulted in movement of the ColE1 replicon from the cell pole to within the nucleoid region. This repositioning did not result in destabilization but did result in an increase in the number of plasmid foci, most likely due to partial declustering. These results are consistent with the importance of par regions to the localization of plasmids to specific regions of the cell and demonstrate both localization and dynamic movement for a naturally occurring plasmid that does not encode a replication initiation protein or a partitioning system that is required for plasmid stability. PMID:17158664

  19. Impact of Resolvin E1 on Murine Neutrophil Phagocytosis in Type 2 Diabetes

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    Herrera, Bruno S.; Hasturk, Hatice; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Freire, Marcelo O.; Nguyen, Olivia; Kansal, Shevali

    2014-01-01

    Diabetic complications involve inflammation-mediated microvascular and macrovascular damage, disruption of lipid metabolism, glycosylation of proteins, and abnormalities of neutrophil-mediated events. Resolution of inflamed tissues to health and homeostasis is an active process mediated by endogenous lipid agonists, including lipoxins and resolvins. This proresolution system appears to be compromised in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The goal of this study was to investigate unresolved inflammation in T2D. Wild-type (WT) and genetically engineered mice, including T2D mice (db/db), transgenic mice overexpressing the human resolvin E1 (RvE1) receptor (ERV1), and a newly bred strain of db/ERV1 mice, were used to determine the impact of RvE1 on the phagocytosis of Porphyromonas gingivalis in T2D. Neutrophils were isolated and incubated with fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled P. gingivalis, and phagocytosis was measured in a fluorochrome-based assay by flow cytometry. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) (p42 and p44) and Akt (Thr308 and Ser473) phosphorylation was analyzed by Western blotting. The mouse dorsal air pouch model was used to evaluate the in vivo impact of RvE1. Results revealed that RvE1 increased the neutrophil phagocytosis of P. gingivalis in WT animals but had no impact in db/db animals. In ERV1-transgenic and ERV1-transgenic diabetic mice, phagocytosis was significantly increased. RvE1 decreased Akt and MAPK phosphorylation in the transgenic animals. In vivo dorsal air pouch studies revealed that RvE1 decreases neutrophil influx into the pouch and increases neutrophil phagocytosis of P. gingivalis in the transgenic animals; cutaneous fat deposition was reduced, as was macrophage infiltration. The results suggest that RvE1 rescues impaired neutrophil phagocytosis in obese T2D mice overexpressing ERV1. PMID:25486994

  20. Mammalian PC-12 cell genetically engineered for human cytochrome P450 2E1 expression.

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    Mapoles, J; Berthou, F; Alexander, A; Simon, F; Ménez, J F

    1993-06-15

    The stable expression of the human cytochrome CYP2E1 (P450 alcohol) was performed in the mammalian cell line PC-12. This cell line expressed cytochrome b5 (58 +/- 12 pmol/mg microsomal protein vs 528 +/- 80 pmol/mg in microsomal human liver) and a high level of NADPH: cytochrome P450 reductase (140 +/- 20 nmol.min-1.mg microsomal protein-1 vs 68 +/- 48 nmol.min-1.mg-1 in microsomal human liver). An expression plasmid was constructed using the cDNA for the human CYP2E1 mRNA and the Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) promoter. This plasmid was co-transfected with the plasmid RSVneo into PC-12 cells. Clones were selected for resistance to the neomycin analog, G418, and then screened for expression of the CYP2E1 isozyme by testing for 6-hydroxylation of chlorzoxazone, a specific substrate for CYP2E1. Expression of CYP2E1 was confirmed in one clone, DB-7, by Western blot analysis and by measurement of monooxygenase activities which were not detectable in PC-12 cells. Chlorzoxazone 6-hydroxylation, n-butanol oxidation and dimethylnitrosamine N-demethylation were localized in microsomes (62, 60 and 63 pmol.min-1.mg microsomal protein-1, respectively) and were inhibited by carbon monoxide and diethyldithiocarbamate, both inhibitors of P450 enzymes. Although the level of the enzyme activities was about a tenth of that measured in human liver microsomes, CYP2E1 expressed in DB-7 cells has catalytic competence similar to human liver CYP2E1. DB-7 cells metabolized acetaminophen and this metabolic activation was shown to be toxic to these cells by release of lactate dehydrogenase. Construction of recombinant cell lines expressing CYP2E1 provides a useful tool for studying the catalytic properties of this enzyme and the consequent cytotoxic effects of substrates metabolized by this enzyme. PMID:8391436

  1. Rationale of the Dependable Strengths Articulation Process.

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    Forster, Jerald R.

    The Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP) is a systematic intervention which enables individuals to recognize, articulate, communicate, and use their Dependable Strengths. Dependable Strengths are those personal strengths that are clearly established and owned by the individual. They can earn the Dependable Strengths designation by

  2. Cyclin/CDK regulates the nucleocytoplasmic localization of the human papillomavirus E1 DNA helicase.

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    Deng, Wentao; Lin, Biing Yuan; Jin, Ge; Wheeler, Crystal G; Ma, Tianlin; Harper, J Wade; Broker, Thomas R; Chow, Louise T

    2004-12-01

    Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) play key roles in eukaryotic DNA replication and cell cycle progression. Phosphorylation of components of the preinitiation complex activates replication and prevents reinitiation. One mechanism is mediated by nuclear export of critical proteins. Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA replication requires cellular machinery in addition to the viral replicative DNA helicase E1 and origin recognition protein E2. E1 phosphorylation by cyclin/CDK is critical for efficient viral DNA replication. We now show that E1 is phosphorylated by CDKs in vivo and that phosphorylation regulates its nucleocytoplasmic localization. We identified a conserved regulatory region for localization which contains a dominant leucine-rich nuclear export sequence (NES), the previously defined cyclin binding motif, three serine residues that are CDK substrates, and a putative bipartite nuclear localization sequence. We show that E1 is exported from the nucleus by a CRM1-dependent mechanism unless the NES is inactivated by CDK phosphorylation. Replication activities of E1 phosphorylation site mutations are reduced and correlate inversely with their increased cytoplasmic localization. Nuclear localization and replication activities of most of these mutations are enhanced or restored by mutations in the NES. Collectively, our data demonstrate that CDK phosphorylation controls E1 nuclear localization to support viral DNA amplification. Thus, HPV adopts and adapts the cellular regulatory mechanism to complete its reproductive program. PMID:15564503

  3. ATF4 deficiency protects hepatocytes from oxidative stress via inhibiting CYP2E1 expression

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    Wang, Chunxia; Li, Houkai; Meng, Qingshu; Du, Ying; Xiao, Fei; Zhang, Qian; Yu, Junjie; Li, Kai; Chen, Shanghai; Huang, Zhiying; Liu, Bin; Guo, Feifan

    2014-01-01

    Activating transcription factor (ATF) 4 is involved in the regulation of oxidative stress in fibroblasts and neurons. The role of ATF4 in hepatocytes, however, is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ATF4 in hepatocytes in oxidative stress under a high-fat diet (HFD). Here, we showed that palmitate-stimulated reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and triglyceride (TG) accumulation is blocked by ATF4 deficiency in primary hepatocytes. Consistently, HFD-induced oxidative stress, TG accumulation and expression of cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily, polypeptide 1 (CYP2E1) are also blocked by knocking down ATF4 expression in the mouse liver. This suggests that ATF4 might regulate oxidative stress viaCYP2E1 under an HFD. In addition, we observed that expression of CYP2E1 is indirectly regulated by ATF4 in a cAMP-responsive element binding protein (CREB)-dependent manner, which can directly activate the CYP2E1 promoter activity. Notably, ATF4-stimulated ROS production is inhibited in vivo by treatment with diallyl sulphide, a selective CYP2E1 inhibitor. Finally, we showed that ATF4 expression in the liver is responsible for the protective effects against HFD-induced CYP2E1 expression, oxidative stress, and TG accumulation. Taken together, these observations suggest that ATF4 is a novel regulator of oxidative stress as well as accumulation of TG in response to HFD. PMID:24373582

  4. Genes for E1, E2, and E3 small nucleolar RNAs.

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    Nag, M K; Thai, T T; Ruff, E A; Selvamurugan, N; Kunnimalaiyaan, M; Eliceiri, G L

    1993-01-01

    We have found earlier three small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA) species, named E1, E2, and E3, that have unique nucleotide sequences and may participate in ribosome formation. The present report shows that there is a monophosphate at the 5' end of each of these three snoRNAs, suggesting that their 5' termini are formed by RNA processing. E1, E2, and E3 human genomic sequences were isolated. Apparently, the E2 and E3 loci are genes for the main E2 and E3 RNA species, based on their full homology, while the E1 locus is a gene for an E1 RNA sequence variant in HeLa cells. These loci do not have any of the intragenic or flanking sequences known to be functional in other genes. The E1 gene is located within the first intron of the gene for RCC1, a protein that regulates onset of mitosis. There is substantial sequence homology between the human E3 gene and flanking regions, and intron 8 and neighboring exons of the gene for mouse translation initiation factor 4AII. Injection of the human E1, E2, and E3 genes into Xenopus oocytes generated sequence-specific transcripts of the approximate sizes of the respective snoRNAs. We discuss why the available results are compatible with specific transcription and processing occurring in frog oocytes. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 PMID:8415643

  5. Information Content of the Low-Energy Electric Dipole Strength: Correlation Analysis

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    Reinhard, P.-G.; Nazarewicz, Witold

    2013-01-01

    Background: Recent experiments on the electric dipole (E1) polarizability in heavy nuclei have stimulated theoretical interest in the low-energy electric dipole strength, both isovector and isoscalar. Purpose: We study the information content carried by the electric dipole strength with respect to isovector and isoscalar indicators characterizing bulk nuclear matter and finite nuclei. To separate isoscalar and isovector modes, and low-energy strength and giant resonances, we analyze the E1 strength as a function of the excitation energy E and momentum transfer q. Methods: We use the self-consistent nuclear density functional theory with Skyrme energy density functionals, augmented by the random phase approximation, to compute the E1 strength and covariance analysis to assess correlations between observables. Calculations are performed for the spherical, doubly magic nuclei 208Pb and 132Sn. Results: We demonstrate that E1 transition densities in the low-energy region below the giant dipole resonance exhibit appreciable state dependence and multinodal structures, which are fingerprints of weak collectivity. The correlation between the accumulated low-energy strength and the symmetry energy is weak, and dramatically depends on the energy cutoff assumed. On the other hand, a strong correlation is predicted between isovector indicators and the accumulated isovector strength at E around 20 MeV and momentum transfer q 0.65 fm 1. Conclusions: Momentum- and coordinate-space patterns of the low-energy dipole modes indicate a strong fragmentation into individual particle-hole excitations. The global measure of low-energy dipole strength correlates poorly with the nuclear symmetry energy and other isovector characteristics. Consequently, our results do not support the suggestion that there exists a collective pygmy dipole resonance, which is a strong indicator of nuclear isovector properties. By considering nonzero values of momentum transfer, one can isolate individual excitations and nicely separate low-energy excitations from the T=1 and T=0 giant collective modes. That is, measurements at q>0 may serve as a tool to correlate the E1 strength with certain bulk observables, such as incompressibility and symmetry energy.

  6. Improved potency and selectivity of an oncolytic E1ACR2 and E1B19K deleted adenoviral mutant (Ad??) in prostate and pancreatic cancers

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    berg, Daniel; Yanover, Eva; Adam, Virginie; Sweeney, Katrina; Costas, Celina; Lemoine, Nick R; Halldn, Gunnel

    2010-01-01

    Purpose Replication-selective oncolytic adenoviruses are a promising class of tumor-targeting agents with proven safety in hundreds of patients. However, clinical responses have been limited and viral mutants with higher potency are needed. Here we report on the generation of a novel set of mutants with improved efficacy in prostate and pancreatic carcinoma models. Currently no curative treatments are available for late stage metastatic prostate or rapidly progressing pancreatic cancers. Experimental design Ad5 mutants were created with deletions in the E1ACR2-region for tumor selectivity and/or the E1B19K-gene for attenuated replication in vivo; all constructs retain the E3-genes intact. Cell killing efficacy, replication and cytotoxicity in combination with chemotherapeutics were investigated in normal cells (PrEC, NHBE), seven carcinoma cell lines, and human (PC3, DU145) and murine (TRAMPC, CMT-64, CMT-93) tumor models in vivo. Results The double-deleted Ad?? (?E1ACR2 and ?E1B19K) mutant had high cell killing activity in prostate, pancreatic and lung carcinomas. Replication was similar to wild-type in all tumor cells and was attenuated in normal cells to levels less than the single-deleted Ad?CR2 mutant. Ad?? combined with the chemotherapeutics docetaxel and mitoxantrone resulted in synergistically enhanced cell killing and greatly improved anti-tumor efficacy in prostate xenografts in vivo. In murine immunocompetent in vivo models efficacy was greater for mutants with the E3B-genes intact even in the absence of viral replication indicating attenuated macrophage-dependent clearance. Conclusions These data suggest that the novel oncolytic mutant Ad?? is a promising candidate for targeting of solid tumors specifically in combination with chemotherapeutics. PMID:20068104

  7. Autophagy Protects against CYP2E1/Chronic Ethanol-Induced Hepatotoxicity

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    Lu, Yongke; Cederbaum, Arthur I.

    2015-01-01

    Autophagy is an intracellular pathway by which lysosomes degrade and recycle long-lived proteins and cellular organelles. The effects of ethanol on autophagy are complex but recent studies have shown that autophagy serves a protective function against ethanol-induced liver injury. Autophagy was found to also be protective against CYP2E1-dependent toxicity in vitro in HepG2 cells which express CYP2E1 and in vivo in an acute alcohol/CYPE1-dependent liver injury model. The goal of the current report was to extend the previous in vitro and acute in vivo experiments to a chronic ethanol model to evaluate whether autophagy is also protective against CYP2E1-dependent liver injury in a chronic ethanol-fed mouse model. Wild type (WT), CYP2E1 knockout (KO) or CYP2E1 humanized transgenic knockin (KI), mice were fed an ethanol liquid diet or control dextrose diet for four weeks. In the last week, some mice received either saline or 3-methyladenine (3-MA), an inhibitor of autophagy, or rapamycin, which stimulates autophagy. Inhibition of autophagy by 3-MA potentiated the ethanol-induced increases in serum transaminase and triglyceride levels in the WT and KI mice but not KO mice, while rapamycin prevented the ethanol liver injury. Treatment with 3-MA enhanced the ethanol-induced fat accumulation in WT mice and caused necrosis in the KI mice; little or no effect was found in the ethanol-fed KO mice or any of the dextrose-fed mice. 3-MA treatment further lowered the ethanol-decrease in hepatic GSH levels and further increased formation of TBARS in WT and KI mice, whereas rapamycin blunted these effects of ethanol. Neither 3-MA nor rapamycin treatment affected CYP2E1 catalytic activity or content or the induction CYP2E1 by ethanol. The 3-MA treatment decreased levels of Beclin-1 and Atg 7 but increased levels of p62 in the ethanol-fed WT and KI mice whereas rapamycin had the opposite effects, validating inhibition and stimulation of autophagy, respectively. These results suggest that autophagy is protective against CYP2E1-dependent liver injury in a chronic ethanol-fed mouse model. We speculate that autophagy-dependent processes such as mitophagy and lipophagy help to minimize ethanol-induced CYP2E1-dependent oxidative stress and therefore the subsequent liver injury and steatosis. Attempts to stimulate autophagy may be helpful in lowering ethanol and CYP2E1-dependent liver toxicity. PMID:26501338

  8. Diabetes mellitus increases the in vivo activity of cytochrome P450 2E1 in humans

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    Wang, Zaiqi; Hall, Stephen D; Maya, Juan F; Li, Lang; Asghar, Ali; Gorski, J C

    2003-01-01

    Aim Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is thought to activate a number of protoxins, and has been implicated in the development of liver disease. Increased hepatic expression of CYP2E1 occurs in rat models of diabetes but it is unclear whether human diabetics display a similar up-regulation. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that human diabetics experience enhanced CYP2E1 expression. Methods The pharmacokinetics of a single dose of chlorzoxazone (500 mg), used as an index of hepatic CYP2E1 activity, was determined in healthy subjects (n = 10), volunteers with Type I (n = 13), and Type II (n = 8) diabetes mellitus. Chlorzoxazone and 6-hydroxychlorzoxazone in serum and urine were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography. The expression of CYP2E1 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was quantified by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Results The mean s.d. (90% confidence interval of the difference) chlorzoxazone area under the plasma concentration-time curve was significantly (P ? 0.05) reduced in obese Type II diabetics (15.7 11.3 g h ml?1; 9, 22) compared with healthy subjects (43.5 16.9 g h ml?1; 16, 40) and Type I diabetics (32.8 9.2 g h ml?1; 9, 25). There was a significant two-fold increase in the oral clearance of chlorzoxazone in obese Type II diabetics compared with healthy volunteers and Type I diabetics. The protein binding of chlorzoxazone was not significantly different between the three groups. In contrast, Type 1 diabetics and healthy volunteers demonstrated no difference in the oral clearance of chlorzoxazone. The urinary recovery of 6-hydroxychlorzoxazone as a percentage of the administered dose was not different between healthy, Type I and obese Type II diabetics. The elimination half-life of chlorzoxazone did not differ between the three groups. CYP2E1 mRNA was significantly elevated in Type I and obese Type II diabetics compared with healthy volunteers. The oral clearance of chlorzoxazone, elimination half-life, Tmax, and Cmax were not significantly influenced by weight, body mass index, serum glucose, serum cholesterol, or glycosylated haemoglobin. Conclusions There was a marked increase in hepatic CYP2E1 activity in obese Type II diabetics as assessed by chlorzoxazone disposition. Increased expression of CYP2E1 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was found in both types of diabetes mellitus. Adverse hepatic events associated with Type II diabetes may be in part a result of enhanced CYP2E1 expression and activity. PMID:12534643

  9. CYP2E1 potentiates binge alcohol-induced gut leakiness, steatohepatitis, and apoptosis.

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    Abdelmegeed, Mohamed A; Banerjee, Atrayee; Jang, Sehwan; Yoo, Seong-Ho; Yun, Jun-Won; Gonzalez, Frank J; Keshavarzian, Ali; Song, Byoung-Joon

    2013-12-01

    Ethanol-inducible cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) contributes to increased oxidative stress and steatosis in chronic alcohol-exposure models. However, its role in binge ethanol-induced gut leakiness and hepatic injury is unclear. This study was aimed at investigating the role of CYP2E1 in binge alcohol-induced gut leakiness and the mechanisms of steatohepatitis. Female wild-type (WT) and Cyp2e1-null mice were treated with three doses of binge ethanol (WT-EtOH or Cyp2e1-null-EtOH) (6g/kg oral gavage at 12-h intervals) or dextrose (negative control). Intestinal histology of only WT-EtOH exhibited epithelial alteration and blebbing of lamina propria, and liver histology obtained at 6h after the last ethanol dose showed elevated steatosis with scattered inflammatory foci. These were accompanied by increased levels of serum endotoxin, hepatic enterobacteria, and triglycerides. All these changes, including the intestinal histology and hepatic apoptosis, determined by TUNEL assay, were significantly reversed when WT-EtOH mice were treated with the specific inhibitor of CYP2E1 chlormethiazole and the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine, both of which suppressed oxidative markers including intestinal CYP2E1. WT-EtOH also exhibited elevated amounts of serum TNF-?, hepatic cytokines, CYP2E1, and lipid peroxidation, with decreased levels of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase and suppressed aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 activity. Increased hepatocyte apoptosis with elevated levels of proapoptotic proteins and decreased levels of active (phosphorylated) p-AKT, p-AMPK, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-?, all of which are involved in fat metabolism and inflammation, were observed in WT-EtOH. These changes were significantly attenuated in the corresponding Cyp2e1-null-EtOH mice. These data indicate that both intestinal and hepatic CYP2E1 induced by binge alcohol seems critical in binge alcohol-mediated increased nitroxidative stress, gut leakage, and endotoxemia; altered fat metabolism; and inflammation contributing to hepatic apoptosis and steatohepatitis. PMID:24064383

  10. Human cells arrest in S phase in response to adenovirus 12 E1A.

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    Grand, R J; Ibrahim, A P; Taylor, A M; Milner, A E; Gregory, C D; Gallimore, P H; Turnell, A S

    1998-05-10

    It has previously been shown that following viral infection, Ad5 E1A induces cell cycle progression of quiescent rodent cells, leading to DNA synthesis and mitosis. Here we have examined the effect of Ad12 E1A on the cell cycle characteristics of human cells. Human tumor (A549, KB, and HeLa) cells were infected with Ad12 d/620, a mutant virus which has a lesion in the E1B gene and essentially expresses only E1A. These infected cells progressed from being largely in G1 into S phase, where they arrested. Even up to 96 h postinfection (p.i.) the cells remained blocked in S phase. DNA synthesis did, however, proceed in Ad12 d/620-infected cells, giving rise to multiple copies of cellular DNA. Similar results were obtained when primary human skin fibroblasts were infected, although the polyploidy was less marked. The expression of cyclins A, B1, and E in the tumor cells increased appreciably in response to E1A. In contrast, there was a dramatic reduction in the levels of cyclin D1 and D3. Increases in cyclin D1 expression could be detected at very late times p.i. In those cell lines expressing low levels of cdc2 and cdk2 an appreciable increase in expression was seen soon after Ad12 E1A could be detected. The elevated levels of cyclins A, B1, and E were associated with increased protein kinase activity directed against histone H1. An increase in cyclin D1-associated kinase activity against Rb1 was also observed at late times. This deregulation of the cell cycle was not solely dependent on E1A inactivation of Rb, since similar effects were seen in Ad12 d/620-infected retinoblastoma (Y-79) cells, implicating p107 and p130 in E1A-mediated changes in cell cycle progression. We propose that the E1A-induced levels of cyclins A, B1, and E by Ad12 E1A in human cells may lead to an uncoupling of S phase from cell cycle progression. PMID:9601504

  11. Redox regulation of human estrogen sulfotransferase (hSULT1E1).

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    Maiti, Smarajit; Zhang, Jimei; Chen, Guangping

    2007-05-01

    Sulfotransferases (SULTs) are enzymes that catalyze the sulfation of hydroxyl-containing compounds. Sulfation regulates hormone activities and detoxifies xenobiotics. Human estrogen sulfotransferase (hSULT1E1) catalyzes the sulfation of estrogens and regulates estrogen bioactivities. Oxidative regulation provides a biological mechanism for regulating enzyme activities in vivo. The oxidative regulation of human SULTs has not been reported. In this study, we used amino acid modification, manipulation of intracellular redox state, and site-directed mutagenesis to study the redox regulation of human SULTs and specifically the mechanism of hSULT1E1 inhibitory regulation by oxidized glutathione (GSSG). Of the four major human SULTs, hSULT1A1, hSULT1A3, and hSULT2A1 do not undergo redox regulation; hSULT1E1, on the other hand, can be redox regulated. GSSG inactivated hSULT1E1 activity in an efficient, time- and concentration-dependant manner. The co-enzyme adenosine 3'-phosphate 5'-phosphosulfate protected hSULT1E1 from GSSG-associated inactivation. A reduced glutathione (GSH) inducer (N-acetyl cysteine) significantly increased while a GSH depletor (buthionine sulfoxamine) significantly decreased hSULT1E1 activity, but both failed to affect the amount of hSULT1E1 protein in human hepatocyte carcinoma Hep G2 cells. Crystal structure suggested that no Cys residues exist near the active sites of hSULT1A1, hSULT1A3, and hSULT2A1, but Cys residues do exist within the active site of hSULT1E1. Site-directed mutagenesis demonstrated that Cys83 is critical for the redox regulation of hSULT1E1. This first report on the redox regulation of human SULTs suggests that the redox regulation of hSULT1E1 may interrupt the regulation and function of estrogens under various physiological and pathological conditions. PMID:17266938

  12. Cytochrome p450 2E1 polymorphisms and the risk of gastric cardia cancer

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    Cai, Lin; Zheng, Zong-Li; Zhang, Zuo-Feng

    2005-01-01

    AIM: Genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes have recently been shown to affect susceptibility to chemical carcinogenesis. Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) enzyme catalyzes the metabolism of many procarcinogens, such as N-nitrosamines and related compounds. The gene coding for this enzyme is polymorphic and thus may play a role in gastric cardia cancer (GCC) etiology. In this hospital-based case-control study, we evaluate the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of CYP2E1 and the risk of GCC. METHODS: The study subjects comprised 159 histologically confirmed GCC cases identified via hospital cancer registry and surgical records at five hospitals in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China, between April and November 2001. Controls were 192 patients admitted to the same hospitals for nonmalignant conditions. The genotypes of CYP2E1 were detected by a PCR-based RFLP assay. The odds ratios were estimated by logistic regression analyses and were adjusted for potential confounding factors. RESULTS: The distribution of three genotypes of CYP2E1 in GCC cases and controls was significantly different (?2 = 16.04, P<0.01). The frequency of the CYP2E1 (c1/c1) genotype in GCC cases and controls was 60.4% and 40.1%, respectively. The CYP2E1 (c1/c1) genotype was associated with an increased risk for GCC (the adjusted (OR) was 2.37, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.52-3.70). Subjects who carried the CYP2E1 (c1/c1) genotype and were habitual smokers were at a significantly higher risk of developing GCC (OR = 4.68, 95%CI: 2.19-10.04) compared with those who had the CYP2E1 (c1/c2 or c2/c2) genotype and did not smoke. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that the CYP2E1 genotype may influence individual susceptibility to development of GCC, and that the risk increases significantly in smokers. PMID:15793883

  13. Earthquake stress drop and laboratory-inferred interseismic strength recovery

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    Beeler, N.M.; Hickman, S.H.; Wong, T.-F.

    2001-01-01

    We determine the scaling relationships between earthquake stress drop and recurrence interval tr that are implied by laboratory-measured fault strength. We assume that repeating earthquakes can be simulated by stick-slip sliding using a spring and slider block model. Simulations with static/kinetic strength, time-dependent strength, and rate- and state-variable-dependent strength indicate that the relationship between loading velocity and recurrence interval can be adequately described by the power law VL ??? trn, where n=-1. Deviations from n=-1 arise from second order effects on strength, with n>-1 corresponding to apparent time-dependent strengthening and n<-1 corresponding to weakening. Simulations with rate and state-variable equations show that dynamic shear stress drop ????d scales with recurrence as d????d/dlntr ??? ??e(b-a), where ??e is the effective normal stress, ??=??/??e, and (a-b)=d??ss/dlnV is the steady-state slip rate dependence of strength. In addition, accounting for seismic energy radiation, we suggest that the static shear stress drop ????s scales as d????s/dlntr ??? ??e(1+??)(b-a), where ?? is the fractional overshoot. The variation of ????s with lntr for earthquake stress drops is somewhat larger than implied by room temperature laboratory values of ?? and b-a. However, the uncertainty associated with the seismic data is large and the discrepancy between the seismic observations and the rate of strengthening predicted by room temperature experiments is less than an order of magnitude. Copyright 2001 by the American Geophysical Union.

  14. CYP2E1-dependent elevation of serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and hepatic bile acids by isoniazid.

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    Cheng, Jie; Krausz, Kristopher W; Li, Feng; Ma, Xiaochao; Gonzalez, Frank J

    2013-01-15

    Isoniazid is the first-line medication in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is known to have a biphasic effect on the inhibition-induction of CYP2E1 and is also considered to be involved in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity. However, the full extent and mechanism of involvement of CYP2E1 in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity remain to be thoroughly investigated. In the current study, isoniazid was administered to wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice to investigate the potential toxicity of isoniazid in vivo. The results revealed that isoniazid caused no hepatotoxicity in wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice, but produced elevated serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and hepatic bile acids in wild-type mice, as well as decreased abundance of free fatty acids in wild-type mice and not in Cyp2e1-null mice. Metabolomic analysis demonstrated that production of isoniazid metabolites was elevated in wild-type mice along with a higher abundance of bile acids, bile acid metabolites, carnitine and carnitine derivatives; these were not observed in Cyp2e1-null mice. In addition, the enzymes responsible for bile acid synthesis were decreased and proteins involved in bile acid transport were significantly increased in wild-type mice. Lastly, treatment of targeted isoniazid metabolites to wild-type mice led to similar changes in cholesterol, triglycerides and free fatty acids. These findings suggest that while CYP2E1 is not involved in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity, while an isoniazid metabolite might play a role in isoniazid-induced cholestasis through enhancement of bile acid accumulation and mitochondria ?-oxidation. PMID:23142471

  15. Multifactorial Comparative Proteomic Study of Cytochrome P450 2E1 Function in Chronic Alcohol Administration

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    Wang, Yuan; Kou, Yan; Wang, Xiaodong; Cederbaum, Arthur; Wang, Rong

    2014-01-01

    With the use of iTRAQ technique, a multifactorial comparative proteomic study can be performed. In this study, to obtain an overview of ethanol, CYP2E1 and gender effects on liver injury and gain more insight into the underlying molecular mechanism, mouse liver proteomes were quantitatively analyzed using iTRAQ under eight conditions including mice of different genders, wild type versus CYP2E1 knockout, and normal versus alcohol diet. A series of statistical and bioinformatic analyses were explored to simplify and clarify multifactorial comparative proteomic data. First, with the Principle Component analysis, six proteins, CYP2E1, FAM25, CA3, BHMT, HIBADH and ECHS1, involved in oxidation reduction, energy and lipid metabolism and amino acid metabolism, were identified as the most differentially expressed gene products across all of the experimental conditions of our chronic alcoholism model. Second, hierarchical clustering analysis showed CYP2E1 knockout played a primary role in the overall differential protein expression compared with ethanol and gender factors. Furthermore, pair-wise multiple comparisons have revealed that the only significant expression difference lied in wild-type and CYP2E1 knockout mice both treated with ethanol. Third, K-mean clustering analysis indicated that the CYP2E1 knockout had the reverse effect on ethanol induced oxidative stress and lipid oxidation. More importantly, IPA analysis of proteomic data inferred that the gene expressions of two upstream regulators, NRF2 and PPARα, regulated by chronic alcohol feeding and CYP2E1 knockout, are involved in ethanol induced oxidative stress and lipid oxidation. The present study provides an effectively comprehensive data analysis strategy to compare multiple biological factors, contributing to biochemical effects of alcohol on the liver. The mass spectrometry proteomics data have been deposited to the ProteomeXchange with data set identifier of PXD000635. PMID:24658151

  16. Strength of Nanotubes and Megacables

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    Pugno, Nicola M.

    In this chapter my findings [mainly reported in N. Pugno, J. Phys.- Condens. Matter, 18, S1971-S1990 (2006); N. Pugno, Acta Mater. 55, 5269-5279 (2007); N. Pugno, Nano Today 2, 44-47 (2007)] on the mechanical strength of nanotubes and megacables are reviewed, with an eye to the challenging project of the carbon nanotube-based space elevator megacable. Accordingly, basing the design of the megacable on the theoretical strength of a single carbon nanotube, as originally proposed at the beginning of the third millennium, has been demonstrated to be nave. The role on the fracture strength of thermodynamically unavoidable atomistic defects with different size and shape is thus here quantified on brittle fracture both numerically (with ad hoc hierarchical simulations) and theoretically (with quantized fracture theories), for nanotubes and nanotube bundles. Fatigue, elasticity, non-asymptotic regimes, elastic-plasticity, rough cracks, finite domains and size-effects are also discussed.

  17. High-resolution study of extreme-ultraviolet emission from CO by electron impact: predissociation of the E ^1Π (v' = 0) state

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    Ciocca, M.; Kanik, I.; Ajello, J. M.

    1996-05-01

    We report a high-resolution study [0.0036 nm full width at half maximum (FWHM)] of electron-impact induced fluorescence spectra of CO for 30, 75 and 100 eV impact energies. At the specified resolution, now attainable with our newly constructed 3 m vacuum ultraviolet (vuv) spectrometer, we observe rotationally resolved emission, in the extreme-ultraviolet (euv), from the vibronic states B ^1Σ ^+(0), C ^1Σ ^+(0), and E ^1Π (0), to the ground state X ^1Σ ^+(0). A simple model of these bands, based on the Honl-London factors and unperturbed rotational constants, is shown to be in good agreement with the observed spectra. The predissociation yield of the the E ^1Π electronic state has been determined and accounted for in the model. In addition, the excitation function of the E ^1Π -> X ^1Σ ^+ transition, in the 0-800 eV impact energy range, has been measured for the first time, thus permitting determination of the oscillator strength by using a modified Born approximation analytical fit.

  18. Oscillator strengths for Be I

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    Ates, Sule Oezarslan, Selma; Celik, Gueltekin; Taser, Mehmet

    2012-07-15

    The electric dipole oscillator strengths for lines between some singlet and triplet levels have been calculated using the weakest bound electron potential model theory and the quantum defect orbital theory for Be I. In the calculations both multiplet and fine structure transitions are studied. We employed both the numerical Coulomb approximation method and numerical non-relativistic Hartree-Fock wavefunctions for expectation values of radii. The necessary energy values have been taken from experimental energy data in the literature. The calculated oscillator strengths have been compared with available theoretical results. A good agreement with the results in the literature has been obtained.

  19. DDX3 regulates cell growth through translational control of cyclin E1.

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    Lai, Ming-Chih; Chang, Wen-Cheng; Shieh, Sheau-Yann; Tarn, Woan-Yuh

    2010-11-01

    DDX3 belongs to the DEAD box family of RNA helicases, but the details of its biological function remain largely unclear. Here we show that knockdown of DDX3 expression impedes G(1)/S-phase transition of the cell cycle. To know how DDX3 may act in cell cycle control, we screened for cellular mRNA targets of DDX3. Many of the identified DDX3 targets encoded cell cycle regulators, including G(1)/S-specific cyclin E1. DDX3 depletion specifically downregulates translation of cyclin E1 mRNA. Moreover, our data suggest that DDX3 participates in translation initiation of targeted mRNAs as well as in cell growth control via its RNA helicase activity. Consistent with these findings, we show that in the temperature-sensitive DDX3 mutant hamster cell line tsET24, cyclin E1 expression is downregulated at a nonpermissive temperature that inactivates mutant DDX3. Taken together, our results indicate that DDX3 is critical for translation of cyclin E1 mRNA, which provides an alternative mechanism for regulating cyclin E1 expression during the cell cycle. PMID:20837705

  20. Expression and Characterization of Acidothermus celluloyticus E1 Endoglucanase in Transgenic Duckweed Lemna minor 8627

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    Sun, Y.; Cheng, J. J.; Himmel, M. E.; Skory, C. D.; Adney, W. S.; Thomas, S. R.; Tisserat, B.; Nishimura, Y.; Yamamoto, Y. T.

    2007-01-01

    Endoglucanase E1 from Acidothermus cellulolyticus was expressed cytosolically under control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter in transgenic duckweed, Lemna minor 8627 without any obvious observable phenotypic effects on morphology or rate of growth. The recombinant enzyme co-migrated with the purified catalytic domain fraction of the native E1 protein on western blot analysis, revealing that the cellulose-binding domain was cleaved near or in the linker region. The duckweed-expressed enzyme was biologically active and the expression level was up to 0.24% of total soluble protein. The endoglucanase activity with carboxymethylcellulose averaged 0.2 units mg protein{sup -1} extracted from fresh duckweed. The optimal temperature and pH for E1 enzyme activity were about 80 C and pH 5, respectively. While extraction with HEPES (N-[2-hydroxyethyl]piperazine-N{prime}-[2-ethanesulfonic acid]) buffer (pH 8) resulted in the highest recovery of total soluble proteins and E1 enzyme, extraction with citrate buffer (pH 4.8) at 65 C enriched relative amounts of E1 enzyme in the extract. This study demonstrates that duckweed may offer new options for the expression of cellulolytic enzymes in transgenic plants.

  1. 2-Carboxyquinoxalines kill mycobacterium tuberculosis through noncovalent inhibition of DprE1.

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    Neres, Joo; Hartkoorn, Ruben C; Chiarelli, Laurent R; Gadupudi, Ramakrishna; Pasca, Maria Rosalia; Mori, Giorgia; Venturelli, Alberto; Savina, Svetlana; Makarov, Vadim; Kolly, Gaelle S; Molteni, Elisabetta; Binda, Claudia; Dhar, Neeraj; Ferrari, Stefania; Brodin, Priscille; Delorme, Vincent; Landry, Valrie; de Jesus Lopes Ribeiro, Ana Luisa; Farina, Davide; Saxena, Puneet; Pojer, Florence; Carta, Antonio; Luciani, Rosaria; Porta, Alessio; Zanoni, Giuseppe; De Rossi, Edda; Costi, Maria Paola; Riccardi, Giovanna; Cole, Stewart T

    2015-03-20

    Phenotypic screening of a quinoxaline library against replicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis led to the identification of lead compound Ty38c (3-((4-methoxybenzyl)amino)-6-(trifluoromethyl)quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid). With an MIC99 and MBC of 3.1 ?M, Ty38c is bactericidal and active against intracellular bacteria. To investigate its mechanism of action, we isolated mutants resistant to Ty38c and sequenced their genomes. Mutations were found in rv3405c, coding for the transcriptional repressor of the divergently expressed rv3406 gene. Biochemical studies clearly showed that Rv3406 decarboxylates Ty38c into its inactive keto metabolite. The actual target was then identified by isolating Ty38c-resistant mutants of an M. tuberculosis strain lacking rv3406. Here, mutations were found in dprE1, encoding the decaprenylphosphoryl-d-ribose oxidase DprE1, essential for biogenesis of the mycobacterial cell wall. Genetics, biochemical validation, and X-ray crystallography revealed Ty38c to be a noncovalent, noncompetitive DprE1 inhibitor. Structure-activity relationship studies generated a family of DprE1 inhibitors with a range of IC50's and bactericidal activity. Co-crystal structures of DprE1 in complex with eight different quinoxaline analogs provided a high-resolution interaction map of the active site of this extremely vulnerable target in M. tuberculosis. PMID:25427196

  2. Active site remodelling accompanies thioester bond formation in the SUMO E1

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    Olsen, Shaun K.; Capili, Allan D.; Lu, Xuequan; Tan, Derek S.; Lima, Christopher D.

    2010-03-30

    E1 enzymes activate ubiquitin (Ub) and ubiquitin-like (Ubl) proteins in two steps by carboxy-terminal adenylation and thioester bond formation to a conserved catalytic cysteine in the E1 Cys domain. The structural basis for these intermediates remains unknown. Here we report crystal structures for human SUMO E1 in complex with SUMO adenylate and tetrahedral intermediate analogues at 2.45 and 2.6 {angstrom}, respectively. These structures show that side chain contacts to ATP-Mg are released after adenylation to facilitate a 130 degree rotation of the Cys domain during thioester bond formation that is accompanied by remodelling of key structural elements including the helix that contains the E1 catalytic cysteine, the crossover and re-entry loops, and refolding of two helices that are required for adenylation. These changes displace side chains required for adenylation with side chains required for thioester bond formation. Mutational and biochemical analyses indicate these mechanisms are conserved in other E1s.

  3. Adenovirus E1A proteins stimulate inositol phospholipid metabolism in PC12 cells.

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    Shiroki, K; Yamakawa, A; Shibata, M; Takenawa, T; Sugano, S; Nomoto, A

    1992-01-01

    To study the influence of nuclear oncogenes on inositol phospholipid metabolism, we examined the various parameters of inositol phospholipid metabolism in PC12 cells expressing adenovirus type 12 or adenovirus type 5 E1A. Although the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate content was increased only slightly, the diacylglycerol content was 2.4-fold higher in E1A-expressing PC12 cells. Furthermore, we found that the activity of phospholipase C, one of the key enzymes in inositol phospholipid metabolism, was increased at least five- to eightfold. Diacylglycerol kinase activity in the membrane fraction was 10 to 15% of that in parental PC12 cells. Overall protein kinase C activities in E1A-expressing PC12 cells were decreased, but the activity of membrane-bound protein kinase C was significantly increased. These observations clearly indicate that inositol phospholipid metabolism is stimulated in cells producing E1A and suggest that nuclear oncogene E1A has the ability to stimulate inositol phospholipid metabolism. Images PMID:1326659

  4. E1B and E4 oncoproteins of adenovirus antagonize the effect of apoptosis inducing factor

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    Turner, Roberta L.; Wilkinson, John C.; Ornelles, David A.

    2014-05-15

    Adenovirus inundates the productively infected cell with linear, double-stranded DNA and an abundance of single-stranded DNA. The cellular response to this stimulus is antagonized by the adenoviral E1B and E4 early genes. A mutant group C adenovirus that fails to express the E1B-55K and E4ORF3 genes is unable to suppress the DNA-damage response. Cells infected with this double-mutant virus display significant morphological heterogeneity at late times of infection and frequently contain fragmented nuclei. Nuclear fragmentation was due to the translocation of apoptosis inducing factor (AIF) from the mitochondria into the nucleus. The release of AIF was dependent on active poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1), which appeared to be activated by viral DNA replication. Nuclear fragmentation did not occur in AIF-deficient cells or in cells treated with a PARP-1 inhibitor. The E1B-55K or E4ORF3 proteins independently prevented nuclear fragmentation subsequent to PARP-1 activation, possibly by altering the intracellular distribution of PAR-modified proteins. - Highlights: • E1B-55K or E4orf3 prevents nuclear fragmentation. • Nuclear fragmentation requires AIF and PARP-1 activity. • Adenovirus DNA replication activates PARP-1. • E1B-55K or E4orf3 proteins alter the distribution of PAR.

  5. Precision measurement of the electromagnetic dipole strengths in Be11

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    Kwan, E.; Wu, C. Y.; Summers, N. C.; Hackman, G.; Drake, T. E.; Andreoiu, C.; Ashley, R.; Ball, G. C.; Bender, P. C.; Boston, A. J.; Boston, H. C.; Chester, A.; Close, A.; Cline, D.; Cross, D. S.; Dunlop, R.; Finlay, A.; Garnsworthy, A. B.; Hayes, A. B.; Laffoley, A. T.; Nano, T.; Navrtil, P.; Pearson, C. J.; Pore, J.; Quaglioni, S.; Svensson, C. E.; Starosta, K.; Thompson, I. J.; Voss, P.; Williams, S. J.; Wang, Z. M.

    2014-05-01

    The electromagnetic dipole strength in Be11 between the bound states has been measured using low-energy projectile Coulomb excitation at bombarding energies of 1.73 and 2.09 MeV/nucleon on a Pt196 target. An electric dipole transition probability B(E1;1/2-?1/2+)=0.102(2) e2fm was determined using the semi-classical code Gosia, and a value of 0.098(4) e2fm was determined using the Extended Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels method with the quantum mechanical code FRESCO. These extracted B(E1) values are consistent with the average value determined by a model-dependent analysis of intermediate energy Coulomb excitation measurements and are approximately 14% lower than that determined by a lifetime measurement. The much-improved precisions of 2% and 4% in the measured B(E1) values between the bound states deduced using Gosia and the Extended Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels method, respectively, compared to the previous accuracy of 10% will help in our understanding of and better improve the realistic inter-nucleon interactions.

  6. Two distinct regions of the BPV1 E1 replication protein interact with the activation domain of E2.

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    Moscufo, N; Sverdrup, F; Breiding, D E; Androphy, E J

    1999-12-15

    Papillomavirus E1 and E2 proteins co-operation in viral DNA replication is mediated by protein-protein interactions that lead to formation of an E1-E2 complex. To identify the domains involved, portions of the two proteins were expressed as fusions to the DNA-binding protein LexA or the transactivation domain of VP16 and analyzed by the yeast two-hybrid system. The C-terminal 266 amino acids of BPV1 E1 (E1C266) interacted strongly with E2 in the yeast system and in a mammalian two-hybrid assay. VP16-E1C266 interacted with a region encompassing amino acids 1-200 of the transactivation domain of E2 that was fused to LexA. The interaction between E1 full length and E2 was clearly observed only when E1 was expressed as LexA-E1 chimera. In addition, we found that in the LexA context also the N-terminal region encompassing the first 340 amino acids of E1 (E1N340) interacted with E2 full length. The interactions of E1N340 and E1C266 with E2 were confirmed also by in vitro binding studies. These observations demonstrate that two distinct regions of E1 mediate the interaction with E2 in vivo. PMID:10581387

  7. CYP2E1 Potentiates Ethanol-induction of Hypoxia and HIF-1α in vivo

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    Wang, Xiaodong; Wu, Defeng; Yang, Lili; Gan, Lixia; Cederbaum, Arthur I

    2013-01-01

    Ethanol induces hypoxia and elevates HIF-1α in the liver. CYP2E1 plays a role in the mechanisms by which ethanol generates oxidative stress, fatty liver and liver injury. The current study evaluated whether CYP2E1 contributes to ethanol-induced hypoxia and activation of HIF-1α in vivo and whether HIF-1α protects against or promotes CYP2E1-dependent toxicity in vitro. Wild type (WT), CYP2E1-knockin (KI) and CYP2E1 knockout (KO) mice were fed ethanol chronically; pair fed controls received isocaloric dextrose. Ethanol produced liver injury in the KI mice to a much greater extent than in the WT and KO mice. Protein levels of HIF-1α and downstream targets of HIF-1α activation were elevated in the ethanol-fed KI mice compared to the WT and KO mice. Levels of HIF prolylhydroxlase 2 which promotes HIF-1α degradation were decreased in the ethanol-fed KI mice in association with the increases in HIF-1α. Hypoxia occurred in the ethanol-fed CYP2E1 KI mice as shown by an increased area of staining using the hypoxia-specific marker pimonidazole. Hypoxia was lower in the ethanol-fed WT mice and lowest in the ethanol fed KO mice and all the dextrose-fed mice. In situ double staining showed that pimonidazole and CYP2E1 were co-localized to the same area of injury in the hepatic centrilobule. Increased protein levels of HIF-1α were also found after acute ethanol treatment of KI mice. Treatment of HepG2 E47 cells which express CYP2E1 with ethanol plus arachidonic (AA) acid or ethanol plus buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) which depletes GSH caused loss of cell viability to greater extent than in HepG2 C34 cells which do not express CYP2E1. These treatments elevated protein levels of HIF-1α to a greater extent in E47 cells than C34 cells. 2-Methoxyestradiol, an inhibitor of HIF-1α, blunted the toxic effects of ethanol plus AA and ethanol plus BSO in the E47 cells in association with inhibition of HIF-1α. The HIF-1α inhibitor also blocked the elevated oxidative stress produced by ethanol/AA or ethanol/BSO in the E47 cells. These results suggest that CYP2E1 plays a role in ethanol-induced hypoxia, oxidative stress and activation of HIF-1α and that HIF-1α contributes to CYP2E1-dependent ethanol-induced toxicity. Blocking HIF-1α activation and actions may have therapeutic implications for protection against ethanol/CYP2E1-induced oxidative stress, steatosis and liver injury. PMID:23669278

  8. Strength training for the warfighter.

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    Kraemer, William J; Szivak, Tunde K

    2012-07-01

    Optimizing strength training for the warfighter is challenged by past training philosophies that no longer serve the modern warfighter facing the "anaerobic battlefield." Training approaches for integration of strength with other needed physical capabilities have been shown to require a periodization model that has the flexibility for changes and is able to adapt to ever-changing circumstances affecting the quality of workouts. Additionally, sequencing of workouts to limit over-reaching and development of overtraining syndromes that end in loss of duty time and injury are paramount to long-term success. Allowing adequate time for rest and recovery and recognizing the negative influences of extreme exercise programs and excessive endurance training will be vital in moving physical training programs into a more modern perspective as used by elite strength-power anaerobic athletes in sports today. Because the warfighter is an elite athlete, it is time that training approaches that are scientifically based are updated within the military to match the functional demands of modern warfare and are given greater credence and value at the command levels. A needs analysis, development of periodized training modules, and individualization of programs are needed to optimize the strength of the modern warfighter. We now have the knowledge, professional coaches and nonprofit organization certifications with continuing education units, and modern training technology to allow this to happen. Ultimately, it only takes command decisions and implementation to make this possible. PMID:22643142

  9. Prepubescent Strength Training Gains Support.

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    Duda, Marty

    1986-01-01

    Recent studies have stimulated greater support for prepubescent weight training. There seems to be general agreement that strength and weight training, when practiced under properly controlled conditions, is safe and efficacious for prepubescents. Weight lifting is not supported. Recommendations for weight training are made, and reservations are

  10. Prepubescent Strength Training Gains Support.

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    Duda, Marty

    1986-01-01

    Recent studies have stimulated greater support for prepubescent weight training. There seems to be general agreement that strength and weight training, when practiced under properly controlled conditions, is safe and efficacious for prepubescents. Weight lifting is not supported. Recommendations for weight training are made, and reservations are…

  11. Building Strengths through Adventure Education

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    Loughmiller, Grover C.

    2007-01-01

    Campbell Loughmiller (1906-1993) is widely recognized as a leader in therapeutic work with troubled youngsters in outdoor settings. Rejecting punitive or institutional models of intervention, Loughmiller set out to demonstrate that every young person has strengths, desires to make positive changes, can grow in responsibility, and contribute to

  12. Substitution of specific cysteine residues in E1 glycoprotein of classical swine fever virus strain Brescia affects formation of E1-E2 heterodimers and alters virulence in swine

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    E1, along with E^rns and E2, is one of the three envelope glycoproteins of Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV). E1 and E2 are anchored to the virus envelope at their carboxyl termini and E^rns loosely associates with the viral envelope. In infected cells, E2 forms homodimers and heterodimers with E1,...

  13. Leinamycin E1 acting as an anticancer prodrug activated by reactive oxygen species

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    Huang, Sheng-Xiong; Yun, Bong-Sik; Ma, Ming; Basu, Hirak S.; Church, Dawn R.; Ingenhorst, Gudrun; Huang, Yong; Yang, Dong; Lohman, Jeremy R.; Tang, Gong-Li; Ju, Jianhua; Liu, Tao; Wilding, George; Shen, Ben

    2015-01-01

    Leinamycin (LNM) is a potent antitumor antibiotic produced by Streptomyces atroolivaceus S-140, featuring an unusual 1,3-dioxo-1,2-dithiolane moiety that is spiro-fused to a thiazole-containing 18-membered lactam ring. Upon reductive activation in the presence of cellular thiols, LNM exerts its antitumor activity by an episulfonium ion-mediated DNA alkylation. Previously, we have cloned the lnm gene cluster from S. atroolivaceus S-140 and characterized the biosynthetic machinery responsible for the 18-membered lactam backbone and the alkyl branch at C3 of LNM. We now report the isolation and characterization of leinamycin E1 (LNM E1) from S. atroolivacues SB3033, a ?lnmE mutant strain of S. atroolivaceus S-140. Complementary to the reductive activation of LNM by cellular thiols, LNM E1 can be oxidatively activated by cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) to generate a similar episulfonium ion intermediate, thereby alkylating DNA and leading to eventual cell death. The feasibility of exploiting LNM E1 as an anticancer prodrug activated by ROS was demonstrated in two prostate cancer cell lines, LNCaP and DU-145. Because many cancer cells are under higher cellular oxidative stress with increased levels of ROS than normal cells, these findings support the idea of exploiting ROS as a means to target cancer cells and highlight LNM E1 as a novel lead for the development of anticancer prodrugs activated by ROS. The structure of LNM E1 also reveals critical new insights into LNM biosynthesis, setting the stage to investigate sulfur incorporation, as well as the tailoring steps that convert the nascent hybrid peptidepolyketide biosynthetic intermediate into LNM. PMID:26056295

  14. Inhibitory potency of 4-carbon alkanes and alkenes toward CYP2E1 activity.

    PubMed

    Hartman, Jessica H; Miller, Grover P; Boysen, Gunnar

    2014-04-01

    CYP2E1 has been implicated in the bioactivation of many small molecules into reactive metabolites which form adducts with proteins and DNA, and thus a better understanding of the molecular determinants of its selectivity are critical for accurate toxicological predictions. In this study, we determined the potency of inhibition of human CYP2E1 for various 4-carbon alkanes, alkenes and alcohols. In addition, known CYP2E1 substrates and inhibitors including 4-methylpyrazole, aniline, and dimethylnitrosamine were included to determine their relative potencies. Of the 1,3-butadiene-derived metabolites studied, 3,4-epoxy-1-butene was the strongest inhibitor with an IC50 of 110 ?M compared to 1700 ?M and 6600 ?M for 1,2-butenediol and 1,2:3,4-diepoxybutane, respectively. Compared to known inhibitors, inhibitory potency of 3,4-epoxy-1-butene is between 4-methylpyrazole (IC50 = 1.8 ?M) and dimethylnitrosamine (IC50 = 230 ?M). All three butadiene metabolites inhibit CYP2E1 activity through a simple competitive mechanism. Among the 4-carbon compounds studied, the presence and location of polar groups seems to influence inhibitory potency. To further examine this notion, the investigation was extended to include structurally and chemically similar analogues, including propylene oxide and various butane alcohols. Those results demonstrated preferential recognition of CYP2E1 toward the type and location of polar and hydrophobic structural elements. Taken together, CYP2E1 metabolism may be modified in vivo by exposure to 4-carbon compounds, such as drugs, and nutritional constituents, a finding that highlights the complexity of exposure to mixtures. PMID:24561005

  15. Leinamycin E1 acting as an anticancer prodrug activated by reactive oxygen species.

    PubMed

    Huang, Sheng-Xiong; Yun, Bong-Sik; Ma, Ming; Basu, Hirak S; Church, Dawn R; Ingenhorst, Gudrun; Huang, Yong; Yang, Dong; Lohman, Jeremy R; Tang, Gong-Li; Ju, Jianhua; Liu, Tao; Wilding, George; Shen, Ben

    2015-07-01

    Leinamycin (LNM) is a potent antitumor antibiotic produced by Streptomyces atroolivaceus S-140, featuring an unusual 1,3-dioxo-1,2-dithiolane moiety that is spiro-fused to a thiazole-containing 18-membered lactam ring. Upon reductive activation in the presence of cellular thiols, LNM exerts its antitumor activity by an episulfonium ion-mediated DNA alkylation. Previously, we have cloned the lnm gene cluster from S. atroolivaceus S-140 and characterized the biosynthetic machinery responsible for the 18-membered lactam backbone and the alkyl branch at C3 of LNM. We now report the isolation and characterization of leinamycin E1 (LNM E1) from S. atroolivacues SB3033, a ΔlnmE mutant strain of S. atroolivaceus S-140. Complementary to the reductive activation of LNM by cellular thiols, LNM E1 can be oxidatively activated by cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) to generate a similar episulfonium ion intermediate, thereby alkylating DNA and leading to eventual cell death. The feasibility of exploiting LNM E1 as an anticancer prodrug activated by ROS was demonstrated in two prostate cancer cell lines, LNCaP and DU-145. Because many cancer cells are under higher cellular oxidative stress with increased levels of ROS than normal cells, these findings support the idea of exploiting ROS as a means to target cancer cells and highlight LNM E1 as a novel lead for the development of anticancer prodrugs activated by ROS. The structure of LNM E1 also reveals critical new insights into LNM biosynthesis, setting the stage to investigate sulfur incorporation, as well as the tailoring steps that convert the nascent hybrid peptide-polyketide biosynthetic intermediate into LNM. PMID:26056295

  16. Inhibitory Potency of 4-Carbon Alkanes and Alkenes toward CYP2E1 Activity

    PubMed Central

    Hartman, Jessica H.; Miller, Grover P.; Boysen, Gunnar

    2016-01-01

    CYP2E1 has been implicated in the bioactivation of many small molecules into reactive metabolites which form adducts with proteins and DNA, and thus a better understanding of the molecular determinants of its selectivity are critical for accurate toxicological predictions. In this study, we determined the potency of inhibition of human CYP2E1 for various 4-carbon alkanes, alkenes and alcohols. In addition, known CYP2E1 substrates and inhibitors including 4-methylpyrazole, aniline, and dimethylnitrosamine were included to determine their relative potencies. Of the 1,3-butadiene-derived metabolites studied, 3,4-epoxy-1-butene was the strongest inhibitor with an IC50 of 110 μM compared to 1700 μM and 6600 μM for 1,2-butenediol and 1,2:3,4-diepoxybutane, respectively. Compared to known inhibitors, inhibitory potency of 3,4-epoxy-1-butene is between 4-methylpyrazole (IC50 = 1.8 μM) and dimethylnitrosamine (IC50 = 230 μM). All three butadiene metabolites inhibit CYP2E1 activity through a simple competitive mechanism. Among the 4-carbon compounds studied, the presence and location of polar groups seems to influence inhibitory potency. To further examine this notion, the investigation was extended to include structurally and chemically similar analogs, including propylene oxide and various butane alcohols. Those results demonstrated preferential recognition of CYP2E1 toward the type and location of polar and hydrophobic structural elements. Taken together, CYP2E1 metabolism may be modified in vivo by exposure to 4-carbon compounds, such as drugs, and nutritional constituents, a finding that highlights the complexity of exposure to mixtures. PMID:24561005

  17. CYP2E1-dependent elevation of serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and hepatic bile acids by isoniazid

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    Cheng, Jie; Krausz, Kristopher W.; Li, Feng; Ma, Xiaochao; Gonzalez, Frank J.

    2013-01-15

    Isoniazid is the first-line medication in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is known to have a biphasic effect on the inhibition–induction of CYP2E1 and is also considered to be involved in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity. However, the full extent and mechanism of involvement of CYP2E1 in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity remain to be thoroughly investigated. In the current study, isoniazid was administered to wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice to investigate the potential toxicity of isoniazid in vivo. The results revealed that isoniazid caused no hepatotoxicity in wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice, but produced elevated serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and hepatic bile acids in wild-type mice, as well as decreased abundance of free fatty acids in wild-type mice and not in Cyp2e1-null mice. Metabolomic analysis demonstrated that production of isoniazid metabolites was elevated in wild-type mice along with a higher abundance of bile acids, bile acid metabolites, carnitine and carnitine derivatives; these were not observed in Cyp2e1-null mice. In addition, the enzymes responsible for bile acid synthesis were decreased and proteins involved in bile acid transport were significantly increased in wild-type mice. Lastly, treatment of targeted isoniazid metabolites to wild-type mice led to similar changes in cholesterol, triglycerides and free fatty acids. These findings suggest that while CYP2E1 is not involved in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity, while an isoniazid metabolite might play a role in isoniazid-induced cholestasis through enhancement of bile acid accumulation and mitochondria β-oxidation. -- Highlights: ► Isoniazid metabolites were elevated only in wild-type mice. ► Isoniazid caused no hepatotoxicity in wild-type and Cyp2e1-null mice. ► Isoniazid elevated serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and hepatic bile acids. ► Bile acid transporters were significantly decreased in isoniazid-treated mice.

  18. Influence of the adenovirus 5 E1A oncogene on chromatin remodelling.

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    Mymryk, J S; Smith, M M

    1997-01-01

    In the eukaryotic nucleus, compaction of DNA into chromatin can limit the access of trans-acting factors, providing an additional level of regulation to processes such as transcription, replication, and repair. Recent studies have suggested that the protein products of the adenovirus 5 E1A oncogene can influence SWI-SNF and histone acetylase activities, two cellular processes that facilitate transcription in the context of chromatin. This review focuses on the unexpected effects of E1A on cellular processes that remodel chromatin in relation to its transcriptional and transforming activities. PMID:9250357

  19. Melanoma cultures show different susceptibility towards E1A-, E1B-19 kDa- and fiber-modified replication-competent adenoviruses.

    PubMed

    Schmitz, M; Graf, C; Gut, T; Sirena, D; Peter, I; Dummer, R; Greber, U F; Hemmi, S

    2006-06-01

    Replicating adenovirus (Ad) vectors with tumour tissue specificity hold great promise for treatment of cancer. We have recently constructed a conditionally replicating Ad5 AdDeltaEP-TETP inducing tumour regression in a xenograft mouse model. For further improvement of this vector, we introduced four genetic modifications and analysed the viral cytotoxicity in a large panel of melanoma cell lines and patient-derived melanoma cells. (1) The antiapoptotic gene E1B-19 kDa (Delta19 mutant) was deleted increasing the cytolytic activity in 18 of 21 melanoma cells. (2) Introduction of the E1A 122-129 deletion (Delta24 mutant), suggested to attenuate viral replication in cell cycle-arrested cells, did not abrogate this activity and increased the cytolytic activity in two of 21 melanoma cells. (3) We inserted an RGD sequence into the fiber to extend viral tropism to alphav integrin-expressing cells, and (4) swapped the fiber with the Ad35 fiber (F35) enhancing the tropism to malignant melanoma cells expressing CD46. The RGD-fiber modification strongly increased cytolysis in all of the 11 CAR-low melanoma cells. The F35 fiber-chimeric vector boosted the cytotoxicity in nine of 11 cells. Our results show that rational engineering additively enhances the cytolytic potential of Ad vectors, a prerequisite for the development of patient-customized viral therapies. PMID:16482201

  20. The Strength-Based Counseling Model

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    Smith, Elsie J.

    2006-01-01

    This article proposes a strength-based model for counseling at-risk youth. The author presents the assumptions, basic concepts, and values of the strength perspective in counseling and offers strength categories as a conceptual model for viewing clients' behavior. Propositions leading toward a theory of strength-based counseling and stages of this

  1. 26 CFR 25.2523(e)-1 - Marital deduction; life estate with power of appointment in donee spouse.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 14 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Marital deduction; life estate with power of appointment in donee spouse. 25.2523(e)-1 Section 25.2523(e)-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES GIFT TAX; GIFTS MADE AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1954 Deductions 25.2523(e)-1...

  2. 26 CFR 1.72(e)-1T - Treatment of distributions where substantially all contributions are employee contributions...

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    2010-04-01

    ... all contributions are employee contributions (temporary). 1.72(e)-1T Section 1.72(e)-1T Internal... TAXES (CONTINUED) Items Specifically Included in Gross Income 1.72(e)-1T Treatment of distributions... Reform Act (TRA) of 1984 change the law with regard to the treatment of non-annuity distributions...

  3. Cytochrome P450 2E1 inhibition prevents hepatic carcinogenesis induced by diethylnitrosamine in alcohol-fed rats

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Chronic alcohol ingestion increases hepatic cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), which is associated with hepatocarcinogenesis. We investigated whether treatment with chlormethiazole (CMZ), a CYP2E1 inhibitor, protects against alcohol-associated hepatic carcinogenesis in rats. Rats were fed either an ethan...

  4. Effects of Herbal Products and their Constituents on Human Cytochrome P4502E1 Activity

    PubMed Central

    Raner, Gregory M.; Cornelious, Sean; Moulick, Kamalika; Wang, Yingqing; Mortenson, Ashley; Cech, Nadja B.

    2010-01-01

    Ethanolic extracts from fresh Echinacea purpurea and Spilanthes acmella and dried Hydrastis canadensis were examined with regard to their ability to inhibit cytochrome P4502E1 mediated oxidation of p-nitrophenol in vitro. In addition, individual constituents of these extracts, including alkylamides from E. purpurea and S. acmella, caffeic acid derivatives from E. purpurea, and several of the major alkaloids from H. canadensis, were tested for inhibition using the same assay. H. canadensis (goldenseal) was a strong inhibitor of the P4502E1, and the inhibition appeared to be related to the presence of the alkaloids berberine, hydrastine and canadine in the extract. These compounds inhibited 2E1 with KI values ranging from 2.8 M for hydrastine to 18 M for berberine. The alkylamides present in E. purpurea and S. acmella also showed significant inhibition at concentrations as low as 25 M, whereas the caffeic acid derivatives had no effect. Commercial green tea preparations, along with four of the individual tea catechins, were also examined and were found to have no effect on the activity of P4502E1. PMID:17658211

  5. 26 CFR 301.6511(e)-1 - Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 18 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar... Assessment and Collection § 301.6511(e)-1 Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar. (a) Use as... the person entitled thereto. Such right accrues as of the date the manufactured sugar, or...

  6. A Chang'E-1 global catalog of lunar impact craters

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    Wang, Jiao; Cheng, Weiming; Zhou, Chenghu

    2015-07-01

    Using Chang'E-1 images and a digital elevation model, we have compiled a global catalog of 106016 impact craters with diameters greater than 500 m. For all the craters, we integrated all the morphologic attributes available and examined the distribution of craters to identify and investigate potential spatial asymmetries.

  7. Enhanced E1 transitions and {alpha}-clustering in {sup 212}Po

    SciTech Connect

    Suzuki, Y.; Ohkubo, S.

    2011-05-06

    An {alpha}+{sup 208}Pb(0{sup +},3{sup -}) cluster model explains the recently observed enhanced E1 transitions from the new negative-parity levels to the yrast states in {sup 212}Po. Heavy and light nuclei present good examples of surface clustering and well-localized clustering.

  8. 26 CFR 1.6050E-1 - Reporting of State and local income tax refunds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Reporting of State and local income tax refunds... (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Information Returns 1.6050E-1 Reporting of State and local income tax refunds. (a) Applicability. Section 6050E and this section apply to any refund officer...

  9. 26 CFR 1.6050E-1 - Reporting of State and local income tax refunds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Reporting of State and local income tax refunds... (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Information Returns 1.6050E-1 Reporting of State and local income tax refunds. (a) Applicability. Section 6050E and this section apply to...

  10. 26 CFR 1.6050E-1 - Reporting of State and local income tax refunds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Reporting of State and local income tax refunds... (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Information Returns 1.6050E-1 Reporting of State and local income tax refunds. (a) Applicability. Section 6050E and this section apply to...

  11. 26 CFR 301.6511(e)-1 - Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 18 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar... Assessment and Collection 301.6511(e)-1 Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar. (a) Use as... the person entitled thereto. Such right accrues as of the date the manufactured sugar, or...

  12. Coffee reduces SULT1E1 expression in human colon carcinoma Caco-2 cells.

    PubMed

    Isshiki, Marina; Ohta, Haruka; Tamura, Hiroomi

    2013-01-01

    Recent epidemiological studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of certain types of cancers, particularly colon cancer in postmenopausal women. To elucidate the molecular basis for the preventive action of coffee, we investigated the effect of coffee on estrogen sulfotransferase (SULT) because sulfation is the major pathway involved in the inactivation of estrogens. We found that coffee reduced SULT1E1 gene expression in human colon carcinoma Caco-2 cells. Treatment with 2.5% (v/v) coffee for 24 h resulted in a 60% reduction of the expression of the SULT1E1 gene in Caco-2 cells. Corresponding to reduced SULT1E1 gene expression, cytosolic estrogen SULT activity toward E(2) (20 nM) decreased by 25%. In addition, an accumulation of E(2) sulfates in the medium, which reflects cellular activity of estrogen SULT, decreased after the cells were treated with coffee. Major bioactive constituents in coffee such as caffeine, chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid did not show any effect. The inhibitory activity was extractable by using ethyl acetate. We also found that the inhibitory activity was produced by roasting the coffee beans. Mithramycin, an inhibitor of the transcription factor stimulating protein 1 (Sp1), was able to restore coffee-reduced SULT1E1 gene expression. Our data suggest that daily coffee consumption may reduce estrogen SULT activity, thereby enhancing estrogenic activity in the colon. PMID:23370358

  13. NOVEL ASSAY TO ASSESS CYP-2E1-LIKE ACTIVITY IN THE JAPANESE MEDAKA (ORYZIAS LATIPES).

    EPA Science Inventory

    Liver microsomes and S-9 fraction of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) metabolized the CYP2E1 specific substrate, p-nitrophenol (PNP), to a single hydroxylated product, 4-nitrocatechol. The use of liver S-9 fraction proved to be a viable alternative to liver microsomes and allowe...

  14. E-1 Dynamic Fluid-Flow Model Update: EASY/ROCETS Enhancement and Model Development Support

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    Follett, Randolph F.; Taylor, Robert P.

    1998-01-01

    This report documents the research conducted to update computer models for dynamic fluid flow simulation of the E-1 test stand subsystems at te NASA John C. Stennis Space Center.Work also involved significant upgrades to the capabilities of EASY/ROCKETS library through the inclusion of the NIST-12 thermodynamic property database and development of new control system modules.

  15. 26 CFR 1.414(e)-1 - Definition of church plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 5 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Definition of church plan. 1.414(e)-1 Section 1... of church plan. (a) General rule. For the purposes of part I of subchapter D of chapter 1 of the Code and the regulations thereunder, the term church plan means a plan established and at all...

  16. Defective human retinoblastoma protein identified by lack of interaction with the E1A oncoprotein.

    PubMed

    Paggi, M G; Martelli, F; Fanciulli, M; Felsani, A; Sciacchitano, S; Varmi, M; Bruno, T; Carapella, C M; Floridi, A

    1994-02-15

    Inactivating mutations of the retinoblastoma susceptibility gene (Rb) are involved in the pathogenesis of hereditary and sporadic retinoblastoma. Alterations in the Rb gene have also been found in several other human tumors occurring with epidemiological incidence higher than that of retinoblastoma. Four human malignant glioma cell lines were examined for abnormalities in the retinoblastoma gene product (pRb), using a procedure based on the interaction of pRb with an in vitro-translated adenovirus E1A oncoprotein. In the CRS-A2 cell line, derived from a glioblastoma multiforme, pRb did not bind with the in vitro-translated E1A protein. Restriction analysis of the CRS-A2 Rb gene and Rb mRNA expression provided patterns that could not be distinguished from the other glioma cell lines. Further investigation revealed the presence of a truncated pRb in the CRS-A2 cell line, due to a nucleotide insertion in the coding sequence at position 2550. In addition, this truncated Rb protein was undetectable in phosphorylated form. The binding assay with the in vitro-translated E1A was also used to study other cell lines with known mutations in the Rb gene. This method, which evaluates the interaction between in vitro-translated E1A and the pRb, is proposed as a rapid screening for detecting functional alterations in the retinoblastoma protein. PMID:8313367

  17. 17 CFR 240.16e-1 - Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Arbitrage transactions under... Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Arbitrage Transactions 240.16e-1 Arbitrage transactions... which is registered pursuant to section 12 of the Act to effect any foreign or domestic...

  18. 17 CFR 240.16e-1 - Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Arbitrage transactions under... Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Arbitrage Transactions 240.16e-1 Arbitrage transactions... which is registered pursuant to section 12 of the Act to effect any foreign or domestic...

  19. 17 CFR 240.16e-1 - Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Arbitrage transactions under... Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Arbitrage Transactions 240.16e-1 Arbitrage transactions... which is registered pursuant to section 12 of the Act to effect any foreign or domestic...

  20. 17 CFR 240.16e-1 - Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Arbitrage transactions under... Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Arbitrage Transactions 240.16e-1 Arbitrage transactions... which is registered pursuant to section 12 of the Act to effect any foreign or domestic...

  1. 17 CFR 240.16e-1 - Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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  2. 40 CFR Figure E-1 to Subpart E of... - Designation Testing Checklist

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  4. 26 CFR 1.6050E-1 - Reporting of State and local income tax refunds.

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  5. Inhibition of food stimulated acid secretion by misoprostol, an orally active synthetic E1 analogue prostaglandin.

    PubMed Central

    Ramage, J K; Denton, A; Williams, J G

    1985-01-01

    The effect of 200 micrograms misoprostol (a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue) on food stimulated intragastric acidity has been monitored over a 9 h period in 16 normal volunteers. Misoprostol caused a significant inhibition of intragastric acidity for 2 h post-dosing, but no significant effect was seen thereafter on either basal or food stimulated acidity. PMID:3919751

  6. 26 CFR 1.691(e)-1 - Installment obligations transmitted at death when prior law applied.

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  7. 26 CFR 1.691(e)-1 - Installment obligations transmitted at death when prior law applied.

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  9. Induction of CYP2E1 in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.

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    Aljomah, Ghanim; Baker, Susan S; Liu, Wensheng; Kozielski, Rafal; Oluwole, Janet; Lupu, Benita; Baker, Robert D; Zhu, Lixin

    2015-12-01

    Mounting evidence supports a contribution of endogenous alcohol metabolism in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, it is not known whether the expression of alcohol metabolism genes is altered in the livers of simple steatosis. There is also a current debate on whether fatty acids induce CYP2E1 in fatty livers. In this study, expression of alcohol metabolizing genes in the liver biopsies of simple steatosis patients was examined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), in comparison to biopsies of NASH livers and normal controls. Induction of alcohol metabolizing genes was also examined in cultured HepG2 cells treated with ethanol or oleic acid, by qRT-PCR and Western blots. We found that the mRNA expression of alcohol metabolizing genes including ADH1C, ADH4, ADH6, catalase and CYP2E1 was elevated in the livers of simple steatosis, to similar levels found in NASH livers. In cultured HepG2 cells, ethanol induced the expression of CYP2E1 mRNA and protein, but not ADH4 or ADH6; oleic acid did not induce any of these genes. These results suggest that elevated alcohol metabolism may contribute to the pathogenesis of NAFLD at the stage of simple steatosis as well as more severe stages. Our in vitro data support that CYP2E1 is induced by endogenous alcohol but not by fatty acids. PMID:26551085

  10. 26 CFR 301.6223(e)-1 - Effect of Internal Revenue Service's failure to provide notice.

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  11. Identification and Mechanistic Studies of a Novel Ubiquitin E1 Inhibitor

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    Ungermannova, Dana; Parker, Seth J.; Nasveschuk, Christopher G.; Chapnick, Douglas A.; Phillips, Andrew J.; Kuchta, Robert D.; Liu, Xuedong

    2012-01-01

    Protein degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway is important for a diverse number of cellular processes ranging from cell signaling to development. Disruption of the ubiquitin pathway occurs in a variety of human diseases, including several cancers and neurological disorders. Excessive proteolysis of tumor suppressor proteins, such as p27, occurs in numerous aggressive human tumors. To discover small-molecule inhibitors that potentially prevent p27 degradation, we developed a series of screening assays, including a cell-based screen of a small-molecule compound library and two novel nucleotide exchange assays. Several small-molecule inhibitors, including NSC624206, were identified and subsequently verified to prevent p27 ubiquitination in vitro. The mechanism of NSC624206 inhibition of p27 ubiquitination was further unraveled using the nucleotide exchange assays and shown to be due to antagonizing ubiquitin activating enzyme (E1). We determined that NSC624206 and PYR-41, a recently reported inhibitor of ubiquitin E1, specifically block ubiquitin-thioester formation but have no effect on ubiquitin adenylation. These studies reveal a novel E1 inhibitor that targets a specific step of the E1 activation reaction. NSC624206 could, therefore, be potentially useful for the control of excessive ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis in vivo. PMID:22274912

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  15. The 8-Pyrrole-Benzothiazinones Are Noncovalent Inhibitors of DprE1 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    PubMed Central

    Makarov, Vadim; Neres, Joo; Hartkoorn, Ruben C.; Ryabova, Olga B.; Kazakova, Elena; arkan, Michal; Huszr, Stanislav; Piton, Jrmie; Kolly, Galle S.; Vocat, Anthony; Conroy, Trent M.; Mikuov, Katarna

    2015-01-01

    8-Nitro-benzothiazinones (BTZs), such as BTZ043 and PBTZ169, inhibit decaprenylphosphoryl-?-d-ribose 2?-oxidase (DprE1) and display nanomolar bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies revealed the 8-nitro group of the BTZ scaffold to be crucial for the mechanism of action, which involves formation of a semimercaptal bond with Cys387 in the active site of DprE1. To date, substitution of the 8-nitro group has led to extensive loss of antimycobacterial activity. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of the pyrrole-benzothiazinones PyrBTZ01 and PyrBTZ02, non-nitro-benzothiazinones that retain significant antimycobacterial activity, with MICs of 0.16 ?g/ml against M. tuberculosis. These compounds inhibit DprE1 with 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of <8 ?M and present favorable in vitro absorption-distribution-metabolism-excretion/toxicity (ADME/T) and in vivo pharmacokinetic profiles. The most promising compound, PyrBTZ01, did not show efficacy in a mouse model of acute tuberculosis, suggesting that BTZ-mediated killing through DprE1 inhibition requires a combination of both covalent bond formation and compound potency. PMID:25987616

  16. 26 CFR 301.6511(e)-1 - Special rules applicable to manufactured sugar.

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  19. M1 {gamma} Strength for Zirconium Nuclei in the Photoneutron Channel

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    Utsunomiya, H.; Kondo, T.; Kaihori, T.; Makinaga, A.; Akimune, H.; Yamagata, T.; Goriely, S.; Goko, S.; Toyokawa, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Harano, H.; Hohara, S.; Lui, Y.-W.; Hilaire, S.; Peru, S.; Koning, A. J.

    2008-04-25

    Photoneutron cross sections were measured for {sup 91}Zr, {sup 92}Zr, and {sup 94}Zr near the neutron separation energy with quasimonochromatic {gamma} rays. The data exhibit some extra components around the neutron threshold. A coherent analysis of the photoneutron data for {sup 92}Zr together with the neutron capture on {sup 91}Zr based on the microscopic Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov plus quasiparticle random-phase approximation model for the E1 strength has revealed the presence of an M1 resonance at 9 MeV. The microscopic approach systematically shows the same M1 strength in the photoneutron cross section for {sup 91}Zr and {sup 94}Zr. The total M1 strength is about 75% larger than the strength predicted by the systematics, being qualitatively consistent with the giant M1 resonance observed in the inelastic proton scattering.

  20. Osteogenic gene expression of murine osteoblastic (MC3T3-E1) cells under cyclic tension

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    Kao, C. T.; Chen, C. C.; Cheong, U.-I.; Liu, S. L.; Huang, T. H.

    2014-08-01

    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can promote cell proliferation. The remodeling ability of the tension side of orthodontic teeth affects post-orthodontic stability. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the osteogenic effects of LLLT on osteoblast-like cells treated with a simulated tension system that provides a mechanical tension regimen. Murine osteoblastic (MC3T3-E1) cells were cultured in a Flexcell strain unit with programmed loads of 12% elongation at a frequency of 0.5 Hz for 24 and 48 h. The cultured cells were treated with a low-level diode laser using powers of 5 J and 10 J. The proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells was determined using the Alamar Blue assay. The expression of osteogenic genes (type I collagen (Col-1), osteopontin (OPN), osteocalcin (OC), osteoprotegerin (OPG), receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL), bone morphologic protein (BMP-2), and bone morphologic protein (BMP-4)) in MC3T3-E1 cells was analyzed using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance. The proliferation rate of tension-cultured MC3T3-E1 cells under 5 J and 10 J LLLT increased compared with that of the control group (p < 0.05). Prominent mineralization of the MC3T3-E1 cells was visible using a von Kossa stain in the 5 J LLLT group. Osteogenic genes (Col-1, OC, OPG and BMP-2) were significantly expressed in the MC3T3-E1 cells treated with 5 J and 10 J LLLT (p < 0.05). LLLT in tension-cultured MC3T3-E1 cells showed synergistic osteogenic effects, including increases in cell proliferation and Col-1, OPN, OC, OPG and BMP-2 gene expression. LLLT might be beneficial for bone remodeling on the tension side of orthodontics.

  1. Role of CYP2E1 gene polymorphisms association with hepatitis risk in Northeast India

    PubMed Central

    Deka, Manab; Bose, Moumita; Baruah, Bharati; Bose, Purabi Deka; Medhi, Subhash; Bose, Sujoy; Saikia, Anjan; Kar, Premashish

    2010-01-01

    AIM: To investigate hepatitis virus, genetic and environmental factors, and their interactions in predisposing patients to liver diseases in Northeast India. METHODS: A total of 104 jaundice patients and 124 community controls were included. Serological analysis was performed by routine enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and nucleic acid testing for hepatitis viruses was done by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), followed by PCR direct sequencing for viral genotyping. Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) polymorphism was studied by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Nitrite and volatile nitrosamines in indigenous foods consumed routinely by the Northeast Indian ethnic population were estimated by Griesss reagent and GC-MS, respectively. RESULTS: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection was predominantly prevalent (36.5%) in our cohort, followed by hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis E virus (HEV) and hepatitis C virus. HBV genotype D and HEV genotype 1 were the most dominant. CYP2E1 c1/c2 genotype frequency was comparatively higher in alcoholic (P < 0.0001, OR = 30.5) and cryptogenic (P = 0.014, OR = 8.714) patients, and was associated with significantly higher hepatitis risk (P = 0.0.007, OR = 6.489). Mutant C allele of Cyp2E1 DraI frequency was comparatively higher in HAV (P = 0.006), alcoholic (P = 0.003) and cryptogenic (P = 0.014) cases, and was associated with overall hepatitis risk (P = 0.026, OR = 5.083). Indigenous foods, Gundruk, Kharoli, betel leaf and nuts were found to have the highest nitrite content. CONCLUSION: Apart from viral factors, CYP2E1 polymorphism might be associated with increased risk of liver diseases in Northeast India. Indigenous foods that contain nitrite and nitrosamine might be an associated risk factor. PMID:20939108

  2. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Durotaxis Depends on Substrate Stiffness Gradient Strength

    PubMed Central

    Vincent, Ludovic G.; Choi, Yu Suk; Alonso-Latorre, Baldomero; del Álamo, Juan C.; Engler, Adam J.

    2013-01-01

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) respond to niche elasticity, which varies between and within tissues. Stiffness gradients result from pathological conditions but also occur through normal variation, e.g. muscle. MSCs undergo directed migration even in response to shallow stiffness gradients before differentiating. More refined gradients of both stiffness range and strength are needed to better understand mechanical regulation of migration in normal and disease pathologies. We describe polyacrylamide stiffness gradient fabrication using three distinct systems that generate stiffness gradients of physiological (1 Pa/µm), pathological (10 Pa/µm), and step (≥ 100Pa/um) strength spanning physiologically relevant stiffness for most soft tissue, i.e. 1–12 kPa. MSCs migrated to the stiffest region for each gradient. Time-lapse microscopy revealed that migration velocity scaled directly with gradient strength. Directed migration was reduced in the presence of the contractile agonist lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and cytoskeletal-perturbing drugs nocodazole and cytochalasin; LPA- and nocodazole-treated cells remained spread and protrusive, while cytochalasin-treated cells did not. Untreated and nocodazole-treated cells spread in a similar manner, but nocodazole-treated cells had greatly diminished traction forces. These data suggest that actin is required for migration whereas microtubules are required for directed migration. The data also imply that in vivo, MSCs may have a more significant contribution to repairs in stiffer regions where they may preferentially accumulate. PMID:23390141

  3. Strength Development At Thermoset Interfaces

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    Wool, R. P.; Raghavan, J.

    1997-03-01

    A basic set of 10 polymer-polymer matrix interfaces has been identified to play a vital role in the technical apects of composite manufacturing, repair, recycling, welding and joining of thermoset matrix composites. A model vinyl ester resin was used in compact tension experiments with side-A and side-B, to determine the fracture energy G. Surprisingly, G was very small compared to the virgin strength (co-cured side-A with side-B) when liquid resin in side A was cured against previously cured side-B. Apparently, the chain extension reactions were not sufficient to achieve sufficient molecular connectivity at the interface. Several methods of repair were explored for fractured specimens, the most successful being the use of polystyrene connector chains at the interface with a molecular weight near M = 200,000. However, the complete virgin strength was never recovered, despite several chemical treatments, including crack healing. Strength results for all 10 interfaces, subjected to a variety of chemical treatments and surface preparation techniques are presented.

  4. Shear Strength of Aluminum Oxynitride

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    Dandekar, Dattatraya P.; Vaughan, Brian A. M.; Proud, William G.

    2007-06-01

    Aluminum oxynitride (AlON) is a transparent, polycrystalline cubic spinel. The results of investigations^1-4 on shock response of AlON permit determination of the equation of state, and shear strength retained under shock compression. Whereas the values of the HEL of AlON holds no surprises, the inelastic response of AlON reported in Ref. 1-4 differ significantly and is stress dependent. The results of Ref. 1-2 show that AlON retains a shear strength of 3 to 4 GPa when shocked up to around 20 GPa, but the results of Ref, 3-4 seem to suggest a possible loss of shear strength when shocked to 16 GPa and beyond. Our analysis examines the observed differences in the inelastic response of AlON reported in these four studies . 1. J. U. Cazamias, et. al., in Fundamental Issues and Applications of Shock-Wave and High Strain Rate Phenomena, Eds. Staudhammer, Murr, and Meyers, Elsevier, NY, 173 (2001). 2. B. A. M. Vaughn, et.al., Shock Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Report SP/1092 (2001) 3. T. Sekine, et.al., J. Appl. Phys. 94, 4803 (2003). 4. T. F. Thornhill, et.al., Shock Compression of Matter-2005, Eds. Furnish, Elert, Russell, White, AIP, NY, 143 (2006).

  5. Resolvin E1, an endogenous lipid mediator derived from eicosapentaenoic acid, prevents dextran sulfate sodium induced colitis

    PubMed Central

    Ishida, Tsukasa; Yoshida, Masaru; Arita, Makoto; Nishitani, Yosuke; Nishiumi, Shin; Masuda, Atsuhiro; Mizuno, Shigeto; Takagawa, Tetsuya; Morita, Yoshinori; Kutsumi, Hiromu; Inokuchi, Hideto; Serhan, Charles N; Blumberg, Richard S.; Azuma, Takeshi

    2011-01-01

    Background Resolvin E1 (RvE1), an endogenous lipid mediator derived from eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), has been identified in local inflammation during the healing stage. RvE1 reduces inflammation in several types of animal models including peritonitis and retinopathy, and blocks human neutrophil transendothelial cell migration. The RvE1 receptor ChemR23 is expressed on myeloid cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells. The aim of this study was to determine whether RvE1 regulates colonic inflammation when the innate immune response of macrophages plays a key role in the pathogenesis and tissue damage. Methods/Results RvE1 receptor, ChemR23, was expressed in mouse peritoneal macrophages as defined by flow cytometry. Peritoneal macrophages were pretreated with RvE1, followed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation whereupon of the transcriptional levels of proinflammatory cytokines were analyzed. RvE1 treatment led to the inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines including TNF-? and IL-12p40. In HEK293 cells, pretreatment with RvE1 inhibited TNF-?-induced nuclear translocation of NF-?B in a ChemR23 dependent manner. These results suggested that RvE1 could regulate pro-inflammatory responses of macrophages expressing ChemR23. Therefore, we investigated the beneficial effects of RvE1 in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced colitis. RvE1 treatment led to amelioration of colonic inflammation. Conclusions These results indicate that RvE1 suppresses pro-inflammatory responses of macrophages. RvE1 and its receptor may therefore be useful as therapeutic targets in the treatment of human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory disorders. PMID:19572372

  6. Heterologous expression of human cytochrome P450 2E1 in HepG2 cell line

    PubMed Central

    Zhuge, Jian; Luo, Ye; Yu, Ying-Nian

    2003-01-01

    AIM: Human cytochrome P-450 2E1 (CYP2E1) takes part in the biotransformation of ethanol, acetone, many small-molecule substrates and volatile anesthetics. CYP2E1 is involved in chemical activation of many carcinogens, procarcinogens, and toxicants. To assess the metabolic and toxicological characteristics of CYP2E1, we cloned CYP2E1 cDNA and established a HepG2 cell line stably expressing recombinant CYP 2E1. METHODS: Human CYP2E1 cDNA was amplified with reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from total RNAs extracted from human liver and cloned into pGEM-T vector. The cDNA segment was identified by DNA sequencing and subcloned into a mammalian expression vector pREP9. A transgenic cell line was established by transfecting the recombinant plasmid of pREP9-CYP2E1 to HepG2 cells. The expression of CYP2E1 mRNA was validated by RT-PCR. The enzyme activity of CYP2E1 catalyzing oxidation of 4-nitrophenol in postmitochondrial supernate (S9) fraction of the cells was determined by spectrophotometry. The metabolic activation of HepG2-CYP2E1 cells was assayed by N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) cytotoxicity and micronucleus test. RESULTS: The cloned CYP2E1 cDNA segment was identical to that reported by Umeno et al (GenBank access No. J02843). HepG2-CYP2E1 cells expressed CYP2E1 mRNA and had 4-nitrophenol hydroxylase activity (0.162 ± 0.025 nmol·min-1·mg-1 S9 protein), which were undetectable in parent HepG2 cells. HepG2-CYP2E1 cells increased the cytotoxicity and micronucleus rate of NDEA in comparison with those of HepG2 cells. CONCLUSION: The cDNA of human CYP2E1 can be successfully cloned, and a cell line, HepG2-CYP2E1, which can efficiently express mRNA and has CYP2E1 activity, is established. The cell line is useful for testing the cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and metabolism of xenobiotics, which may possibly be activated or metabolized by CYP2E1. PMID:14669323

  7. Extra ?-ray strength for 116,117Sn arising from pygmy dipole resonance

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    Kamata, M.; Utsunomiya, H.; Akimune, H.; Yamagata, T.; Itoh, O.; Iwamoto, C.; Kondo, T.; Toyokawa, H.; Lui, Y.-W.; Goriely, S.

    2010-06-01

    Photoneutron cross sections were measured for 117Sn and 116Sn near neutron thresholds with quasi-monochromatic laser Compton scattering ?-rays. The measured cross sections for 117Sn and 116Sn are strongly enhanced from the threshold behavior expected for L = 1 neutron emissions after E1 photoexcitation. This suggests the presence of extra ?-ray strength in the low-energy tail of the giant dipole resonance. The present cross sections were analyzed together with radiative neutron capture cross sections for 116Sn within the framework of the statistical model calculation. It is shown that the extra ?-ray strength can be interpreted as pygmy E1 resonance which was previously reported in the nuclear resonance fluorescence experiment for 116Sn and 124Sn.

  8. Robustness of chlorzoxazone as an in vivo measure of cytochrome P450 2E1 activity

    PubMed Central

    Ernstgrd, Lena; Warholm, Margareta; Johanson, Gunnar

    2004-01-01

    Aims Chlorzoxazone is metabolized by cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) to a single oxidized metabolite, 6-hydroxychlorzoxazone. The aim of the study was to test the robustness of chlorzoxazone as an in vivo probe of CYP2E1 activity in humans, with emphasis on investigating short-term and long-term intra-individual variabilities and effects of different doses of the drug. In addition, the influences of body build, drug metabolizing enzyme genotype, blood sampling time, and moderate recent ethanol intake were investigated. Methods The 6-hydroxychlorzoxazone : chlorzoxazone (metabolic) ratio in plasma was measured at 2 h in 28 male and nine female volunteers following a single oral dose of 500 mg chlorzoxazone. Similarly, the metabolic ratios at 4 h and 6 h were measured in 20 of the males. The metabolic ratio at 2 h was also determined 1.5 and 2.5 years later in 13 and seven males, respectively, and weekly for 3 weeks in seven males, after a dose of 500 mg, once at higher (750 mg) and lower (250 mg) doses, and once (500 mg) following moderate ethanol intake (0.5 g kg?1 body weight) the preceding evening. Genotypes were determined for CYP2E1 as well as for N-acetyltransferase 2 and glutathione transferase M1. Results Excluding an outlier (ratio = 1.6) the metabolic ratio at 2 h ranged from 0.12 to 0.61 (n = 36). A positive correlation with body weight (r = 0.61, P < 0.001) suggested dose-dependent metabolism of chlorzoxazone. The metabolic ratio decreased with increasing chlorzoxazone dose (P = 0.01), again suggesting dose-dependent metabolism. Long-term (yearly intervals) and short-term (weekly intervals) intra- and interindividual variabilities in metabolic ratio were similar (30% and 63%vs 28% and 54%, respectively). Both inter- and intra-individual variabilities tended to decrease with increasing dose of chlorzoxazone. There was no significant influence of moderate ethanol intake the preceding evening, or of CYP2E1 genotype on the metabolic ratio. Conclusions The relatively low intra-individual variability in the metabolism of chlorzoxazone suggests that a single-sample procedure may suffice to assess CYP2E1 activity in vivo. However, chlorzoxazone metabolism is dose-dependent at commonly used doses and it is therefore advisable to adjust the dose for body weight. Moderate intake of ethanol the preceding evening did not significantly affect the chlorzoxazone metabolic ratio. PMID:15255802

  9. Oscillator Strength Measurement for the A(0-6)-X(0), C(0)-X(0), and E(0)-X(0) Transitions of CO by the Dipole (?,?) Method

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    Kang, X.; Liu, Y. W.; Xu, L. Q.; Ni, D. D.; Yang, K.; Hiraoka, N.; Tsuei, K. D.; Zhu, L. F.

    2015-07-01

    The oscillator strengths of CO, especially for the excitations to the predissociating levels {C}1{{{? }}}+ and {E}1{{\\Pi }}, have significant applications in the studies of interstellar gases. A large number of investigations, applying a variety of experimental and calculational methods, have focused on the determination of these oscillator strengths. However, deviations of more than 10% have been observed, even for the same experimental method. In this case, we introduce a new technique, the dipole (?, ?), to measure the oscillator strengths. The obtained oscillator strengths of the strong bands {C}1{{{? }}}+({? }\\prime =0)-{X}1{{{? }}}+ and {E}1{{\\Pi }}({? }\\prime =0)-{X}1{{{? }}}+ in this work reach high accuracy and are in excellent agreement with some previous results, although they are different from the recommended values in other works. In addition, we measured the oscillator strengths of the {A}1{{\\Pi }}({? }\\prime =0-6)-{X}1{{{? }}}+ bands, and the electronic transition moment dependence on r-centroid was derived.

  10. Inert strength of pristine silica glass fibers

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, W.L.; Michalske, T.A.

    1993-11-01

    Silica glass fibers have been produced and tested under ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions to investigate the inert strength of pristine fibers in absence of reactive agents. Analysis of the coefficient of variation in diameter ({upsilon}{sub d}) vs the coefficient of variation of breaking strength ({upsilon}{sub {sigma}}) does not adequately explain the variation of breaking stress. Distribution of fiber tensile strength data suggests that the inert strength of such fibers is not single valued and that the intrinsic strength is controlled by defects in the glass. Furthermore, comparison of room temperature UHV data with LN{sub 2} data indicates that these intrinsic strengths are not temperature dependent.

  11. Harmonic two-phonon {gamma}-vibrational state in neutron-rich {sup 106}Mo

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    Guessous, A.; Schulz, N.; Phillips, W.R.; Ahmad, I.; Bentaleb, M.; Durell, J.L.; Jones, M.A.; Leddy, M.; Lubkiewicz, E.; Morss, L.R.; Piepenbring, R.; Smith, A.G.; Urban, W.; Varley, B.J.

    1995-09-18

    The neutron-rich {sup 106}Mo nucleus has been studied by prompt {gamma}-ray spectroscopy following the spontaneous fission of {sup 248}Cm. The characteristics of the rotational band built on a state at 1435 keV identifies the band head as the best candidate for a harmonic double-phonon {ital K}{sup {pi}}=4{sup +} {gamma}-vibrational state observed so far.

  12. Microscopic model for the two-phonon Raman spectra of alkali halides

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    Gallo, P.; Mazzacurati, V.; Ruocco, G.; Signorelli, G.

    1993-05-01

    The second-order Raman-scattering (SORS) cross section of alkali halides has been evaluated by using the Buckingham expansion for the induced polarizability. This ab initio approach leads to a microscopic expression of the SORS cross section without free parameters. The first two nonzero contributions of the expansion, namely, the dipole-induced dipole (DID) coming from the first-order dressed polarizability and the BTQ (second-dipole hyperpolarizability dipole propagator effective charge) coming from the second-dipole-quadrupole polarizability, have been considered. The short-range contribution to the induced polarizability coming from the electronic overlap has not been included in the present work. The SORS spectra are expressed in terms of the dynamical quantities of the crystal (eigenvectors and eigenfrequencies) and in terms of some bare ionic susceptibilities, namely, the ions' bare polarizabilities ?+ and ?- and the second-dipole-quadrupole bare polarizabilities B+ and B-. As an example the results are shown in the case of KBr. Considerations on the long-range nature of the DID spectrum and on the short-range nature of the BTQ spectrum are made. The relative weights of the two contributions to the SORS in the whole class of alkali halides are also discussed.

  13. [Neonatal cortical hyperostosis. A side effect of prolonged prostaglandin E1 infusion].

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    Fernndez MA; Gebara E

    2011-04-01

    Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) infusion is usually administered for short periods to maintain patency of ductus arteriosus in infants with cyanotic heart disease. Prolonged therapy may be necessary while patients are awaiting surgical treatment. Several side effects occur at the onset of the treatment, most of them reversible once the treatment is discontinued. Cortical hyperostosis is a frequent complication of prolonged PGE1 infusion. Objective is to determine the incidence and severity of cortical hyperostosis in newborn requiring prolonged prostaglandin E1 infusion. 61 newborn babies were admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bazterrica Clinic, Buenos Aires City, from January 2006 to May 2010. Five newborn received prolonged PGE1 therapy defined as a longer-than-one-week treatment. Four of them had radiologic evidence of cortical hyperostosis and elevated serum alkaline phosphatase. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of this condition is critical to reduce unnecessary laboratory tests and to avoid cardiac surgery cancelling.

  14. Association between CYP2E1 polymorphisms and susceptibility to prostate cancer.

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    Ferreira, P M; Medeiros, R; Vasconcelos, A; Costa, S; Pinto, D; Morais, A; Oliveira, J; Lopes, C

    2003-06-01

    Several genetic alterations have been associated with sporadic prostate cancer (PCa). In this study, the association between RsaI and DraI polymorphisms of CYP2E1 and PCa risk was analysed in a case-control study of 227 individuals using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Regarding DraI polymorphisms, the DD genotype is over-represented in PCa cases when compared with the control group (odds ratio (OR) 2.12; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.11-4.05; P=0.022). Regarding the RsaI polymorphism, no significant differences were found. The results of this study indicate that DraI polymorphisms of the CYP2E1 gene may be associated with a twofold increased risk for the development of PCa. PMID:12771559

  15. Dehydrocostus lactone prevents mitochondrial dysfunction in osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells.

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    Choi, Eun Mi

    2011-08-16

    The dried root of Saussurea lappa Clarke (Compositae) has been used as a traditional medicine. Dehydrocostus lactone is one of the main bioactive constituents of this medicinal plant. In the present study, the protective effect of dehydrocostus lactone against antimycin A (an inhibitor of mitochondrial complex III)-induced cytotoxicity was investigated in osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. Pre-treatment with dehydrocostus lactone prior to antimycin A exposure significantly prevented mitochondrial membrane potential dissipation, complex IV inactivation, ATP loss, cytochrome c release, intracellular calcium elevation and potassium loss, and reactive oxygen species production induced by antimycin A. These results suggest that dehydrocostus lactone protects osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells from antimycin A-induced cell damage through the improved mitochondrial function. PMID:21596031

  16. Nicotinamide N-Oxidation by CYP2E1 in Human Liver Microsomes

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    Real, Alexander Michael; Hong, Shangyu

    2013-01-01

    Excess nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is metabolized through two enzymatic systems and eventually excreted from the body. The first system starts with the methylation of nicotinamide by nicotinamide N-methyltransferase, which can subsequently be oxidized by aldehyde oxidase. The second enzymatic system oxidizes nicotinamide to nicotinamide N-oxide. It is located in the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatocytes but the precise enzyme is unknown. We have used human liver microsomes in combination with selective cytochrome P450 inhibitors, specific substrates, and antibodies to identify CYP2E1 as the main activity producing nicotinamide N-oxide. Our results suggest the potential use of nicotinamide N-oxide as a biomarker of CYP2E1 activity from urine or blood samples. PMID:23418369

  17. Suppression of nephrotoxic serum nephritis in rats by prostaglandin E1.

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    Kunkel, S. L.; Zanetti, M.; Sapin, C.

    1982-01-01

    The ability of specific prostaglandins to modulate the development of nephrotoxic serum nephritis (NSN) in rats has been examined. The nephrotoxicity of one intravenous injection of antibodies directed against rat glomerular basement membrane (GBM) was markedly suppressed by treatment with a stable analog of prostaglandin E1 (15-(S)-15-methyl PGE1; 15-M-PGE1). Prostaglandin E1 treatment was shown to suppress both glomerular hypercellularity and proteinuria, while the binding of specific antibody to the GBM was not altered. These studies indicate that certain prostaglandins may play an important role in the regulation of Type II immune reactions. Further investigations of the role of arachidonic acid products undoubtedly will provide valuable information regarding the modulation of tissue injury as a result of various inflammatory reactions. Images Figure 1 PMID:6765858

  18. Small Signal Modelling and Control of the Hydrogen Mixer for Facility E1

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    Barbieri, Enrique

    2003-01-01

    We have undertaken the theoretical modelling of an existing liquid hydrogen (LH2) and gas hydrogen (GH2) mixer subsystem of the E1 Ground Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center. The E1 test facility carries out comprehensive ground-based testing and certification of various liquid rocket engines and their components. The mixer described in this work is responsible for combining high pressure LH2 and GH2 to produce a hydrogen flow that meets certain thermodynamic properties before it is fed into a test article. The desired properties are maintained by precise control of the mixture of LH2 and GH2 flows. The mixer is modelled as a general multi-flow lumped volume for single constituent fluids using density and internal energy as states. The set of nonlinear differential equations is linearized about an equilibrium point and the resulting two-state, 3-input linear model is analyzed as a possible candidate for control design.

  19. The possible mechanisms of CYP2E1 interactions with HSP90 and the influence of ethanol on them

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    2012-01-01

    Background Microsomal CYP2E1 metabolizes about 160 hydrophobic exogens, many of which are environmental pollutants. While metabolising xenobiotics CYP2E1 on one hand facilitates in their excretion and on the other hand activates them into the cytotoxins, which may damage the cell. Thus the CYP2E1 activity level significantly affects the processes in cell. Posttranslational stabilization of CYP2E1 seems to be the main mechanism of its regulation in living cell. It is known that degradation of CYP2El takes part in cytoplasmic proteasome system. The efficiency of such degradation depends on the presence of molecular chaperones (HSP90) as was shown from in vitro experiments. But the processes that involve HSP90 in the degradation of CYP2E1 and the mechanisms of transfer of microsomal CYP2E1 to the proteasome system remain unknown. This paper investigates HSP90-dependent processes in mechanisms of CYP2El degradation and the possible role of ethanol in them. Results With the help of computational methods we have shown that CYP2E1 can interact with HSP90 resulting in dissociation of CYP2E1 from membrane and formation of the CYP2E1-HSP90 complex for its further transfer to the proteasome for degradation. The twofold increase of both CYP2E1 and HSP90 in the mouse liver under the constant alcohol administration was shown using WB methods. Also, as was shown in silico, ethanol molecule, while binding to the CYP2E1 active site, prevents its interaction with HSP90, thus resulting in accumulation of CYP2E1 in cell. Conclusions Cytoplasmic HSP90 and membrane-bound CYP2E1 may directly interact with each other as partner proteins, leading to the dissociation of the CYP2E1 from the membrane. This makes it possible to transfer microsomal CYP2E1 in complex with HSP90 to the proteasome for proteolysis. The ethanol molecule inhibits the interaction of HSP90 with CYP2E1 leading to the suppression of its proteasome degradation, thus increasing level of this protein in the cell. Other substrates of CYP2E1 should increase level of this protein in the same way. This may be one of the mechanisms of substrate-dependent regulation of the CYP2E1 expression in the cell. PMID:23241420

  20. Dielectric strength of parylene HT

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    Diaham, S.; Bechara, M.; Locatelli, M.-L.; Khazaka, R.; Tenailleau, C.; Kumar, R.

    2014-02-01

    The dielectric strength of parylene HT (PA-HT) films was studied at room temperature in a wide thickness range from 500 nm to 50 ?m and was correlated with nano- and microstructure analyses. X-ray diffraction and polarized optical microscopy have revealed an enhancement of crystallization and spherulites development, respectively, with increasing the material thickness (d). Moreover, a critical thickness dC (between 5 and 10 ?m) is identified corresponding to the beginning of spherulite developments in the films. Two distinct behaviors of the dielectric strength (FB) appear in the thickness range. For d ? dC, PA-HT films exhibit a decrease in the breakdown field following a negative slope (FB d-0.4), while for d < dC, it increases with increasing the thickness (FB d0.3). An optimal thickness doptim 5 ?m corresponding to a maximum dielectric strength (FB 10 MV/cm) is obtained. A model of spherulite development in PA-HT films with increasing the thickness is proposed. The decrease in FB above dC is explained by the spherulites development, whereas its increase below dC is induced by the crystallites growth. An annealing of the material shows both an enhancement of FB and an increase of the crystallites and spherulites dimensions, whatever the thickness. The breakdown field becomes thickness-independent below dC showing a strong influence of the nano-scale structural parameters. On the contrary, both nano- and micro-scale structural parameters appear as influent on FB for d ? dC.

  1. Dielectric strength of parylene HT

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    Diaham, S. Bechara, M.; Locatelli, M.-L.; Khazaka, R.; Tenailleau, C.

    2014-02-07

    The dielectric strength of parylene HT (PA-HT) films was studied at room temperature in a wide thickness range from 500?nm to 50??m and was correlated with nano- and microstructure analyses. X-ray diffraction and polarized optical microscopy have revealed an enhancement of crystallization and spherulites development, respectively, with increasing the material thickness (d). Moreover, a critical thickness d{sub C} (between 5 and 10??m) is identified corresponding to the beginning of spherulite developments in the films. Two distinct behaviors of the dielectric strength (F{sub B}) appear in the thickness range. For d???d{sub C}, PA-HT films exhibit a decrease in the breakdown field following a negative slope (F{sub B}???d{sup ?0.4}), while for d?strength (F{sub B}???10 MV/cm) is obtained. A model of spherulite development in PA-HT films with increasing the thickness is proposed. The decrease in F{sub B} above d{sub C} is explained by the spherulites development, whereas its increase below d{sub C} is induced by the crystallites growth. An annealing of the material shows both an enhancement of F{sub B} and an increase of the crystallites and spherulites dimensions, whatever the thickness. The breakdown field becomes thickness-independent below d{sub C} showing a strong influence of the nano-scale structural parameters. On the contrary, both nano- and micro-scale structural parameters appear as influent on F{sub B} for d???d{sub C}.

  2. Quadratic Hamilton-Poisson systems on $\\mathfrak{s}\\mathfrak{e}(1, 1)^{*}_{-}$: The homogeneous case

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    Barrett, Dennis I.; Biggs, Rory; Remsing, Claudiu C.

    2015-11-01

    In this paper we consider quadratic Hamilton-Poisson systems on the semi-Euclidean Lie-Poisson space {s}{e}(1, 1)*-. The homogeneous positive semidefinite systems are classified; there are exactly six equivalence classes. In each case, the stability nature of the equilibrium states is determined. Explicit expressions for the integral curves are found. A characterization of the equivalence classes, in terms of the equilibria, is identified. Finally, the relation of this work to optimal control is briefly discussed.

  3. Resveratrol Pretreatment Affects CYP2E1 Activity of Chlorzoxazone in Healthy Human Volunteers.

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    Bedada, Satish Kumar; Neerati, Prasad

    2016-03-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of resveratrol (RSV) pretreatment on CYP2E1 enzyme activity and pharmacokinetics of chlorzoxazone (CHZ) in healthy human volunteers. The open-label, two period, sequential study was conducted in 12 healthy human volunteers. A single dose of RSV 500?mg was administered once daily for 10?days during treatment phase. A single dose of CHZ 250?mg was administered during control and after treatment phases under fasting conditions. The blood samples were collected after CHZ dosing at predetermined time intervals and analyzed by HPLC. RSV pretreatment significantly enhanced the maximum plasma concentration (Cmax ), area under the curve (AUC) and half life (T1/2 ) and significantly decreased elimination rate constant (Kel ), apparent oral clearance (CL/F) and apparent volume of distribution (Vd/F) of CHZ as compared to that of control. In addition, RSV pretreatment significantly decreased the metabolite to parent (6-OHCHZ/CHZ) ratios of Cmax , AUC and T1/2 and significantly increased the Kel ratio of 6-OHCHZ/CHZ, which indicated the reduced formation of CHZ to 6-OHCHZ. The results suggest that the altered CYP2E1 enzyme activity and pharmacokinetics of CHZ might be attributed to RSV mediated inhibition of CYP2E1 enzyme. Thus, there is a potential pharmacokinetic interaction between RSV and CHZ. The inhibition of CYP2E1 by RSV may provide a novel approach for minimizing the hepatotoxicity of ethanol. Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26680654

  4. Selective allylic hydroxylation of acyclic terpenoids by CYP154E1 from Thermobifida fusca YX

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    Kriening, Sebastian; Busch, Alexandrine; Seifert, Alexander; Pleiss, Jrgen; Laschat, Sabine

    2014-01-01

    Summary Allylic alcohols are valuable precursors in the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates, agrochemicals and natural products. Regioselective oxidation of parental alkenes is a challenging task for chemical catalysts and requires several steps including protection and deprotection. Many cytochrome P450 enzymes are known to catalyse selective allylic hydroxylation under mild conditions. Here, we describe CYP154E1 from Thermobifida fusca YX that enables this type of oxidation. Several acyclic terpenoids were tested as possible substrates for CYP154E1, and the regio- and chemoselectivity of their oxidation was investigated. Using a previously established bioinformatics approach we identified position 286 in the active site of CYP154E1 which is putatively involved in substrate binding and thereby might have an effect on enzyme selectivity. To tune regio- and chemoselectivity of the enzyme three mutants at position 286 were constructed and used for substrate oxidation. All formed products were analysed with GCMS and identified using chemically synthesised authentic samples and known compounds as references. Best regioselectivity towards geraniol and nerol was observed with the wild type enzyme mainly leading to 8-hydroxy derivatives (8-hydroxygeraniol or 8-hydroxynerol) with high selectivity (100% and 96% respectively). Highest selectivities during the oxidation of geranylacetone and nerylacetone were observed with the following variants: V286F led mainly to 7-hydroxygeranylacetone (60% of the total product) and V286A produced predominantly 12-hydroxynerylacetone (75% of total product). Thus, CYP154E1 and its mutants expand the tool-box for allylic hydroxylation in synthetic chemistry. PMID:24991288

  5. Fluxes and spectra of quasimonochromatic annihilation photons for studying E1 giant resonances in nuclei

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    Dzhilavyan, L. Z.

    2014-12-15

    The fluxes and spectra of quasimonochromatic photons originating from the in-flight annihilation of positrons interacting with electrons of targets are analyzed in the energy region characteristic of the excitation of E1 giant resonances in nuclei. Targets of small thickness and low atomic number are used. The dependences of the spectra on the energy and angle (and their scatter) for positrons incident to the target, on the collimation angle for photons, and on the target thickness are studied.

  6. 77 FR 42677 - Special Conditions: General Electric CT7-2E1 Turboshaft Engine

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    2012-07-20

    ...This action proposes special conditions for the General Electric CT7-2E1 engine model. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature which is a combination of two existing ratings into a new rating called ``flat 30-second and 2-minute OEI'' rating. This rating is intended for the continuation of flight of a multi- engine rotorcraft after one engine becomes inoperative. The......

  7. 78 FR 15597 - Special Conditions: GE Aviation CT7-2E1 Turboshaft Engine Model

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    2013-03-12

    ...These final special conditions are issued for the General Electric Aviation (GE) CT7-2E1 engine model. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature, which is a combination of two existing ratings into a new rating called ``flat 30-second and 2-minute OEI'' rating. This rating is intended for the continuation of flight of a multi-engine rotorcraft after one engine becomes......

  8. Aminotriazole Alleviates Acetaminophen Poisoning via Downregulating P450 2E1 and Suppressing Inflammation

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    Ai, Qing; Ge, Pu; Dai, Jie; Jiang, Rong; Zhou, Dan; Che, Qian; Wan, Jingyuan; Zhang, Li

    2015-01-01

    Aminotriazole (ATZ) is commonly used as a catalase (CAT) inhibitor. We previously found ATZ attenuated oxidative liver injury, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose frequently induces life-threatening oxidative hepatitis. In the present study, the potential hepatoprotective effects of ATZ on oxidative liver injury and the underlying mechanisms were further investigated in a mouse model with APAP poisoning. The experimental data indicated that pretreatment with ATZ dose- and time-dependently suppressed the elevation of plasma aminotransferases in APAP exposed mice, these effects were accompanied with alleviated histological abnormality and improved survival rate of APAP-challenged mice. In mice exposed to APAP, ATZ pretreatment decreased the CAT activities, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels, malondialdehyde (MDA) contents, myeloperoxidase (MPO) levels in liver and reduced TNF-α levels in plasma. Pretreatment with ATZ also downregulated APAP-induced cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) expression and JNK phosphorylation. In addition, posttreatment with ATZ after APAP challenge decreased the levels of plasma aminotransferases and increased the survival rate of experimental animals. Posttreatment with ATZ had no effects on CYP2E1 expression or JNK phosphorylation, but it significantly decreased the levels of plasma TNF-α. Our data indicated that the LD50 of ATZ in mice was 5367.4 mg/kg body weight, which is much higher than the therapeutic dose of ATZ in the present study. These data suggested that ATZ might be effective and safe in protect mice against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity, the beneficial effects might resulted from downregulation of CYP2E1 and inhibiton of inflammation. PMID:25884831

  9. Ultrasound associated uptake of chitosan nanoparticles in MC3T3-E1 cells

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    Wu, Junyi

    Chitosan is a natural linear polysaccharide that has been well known for its applications in drug delivery system due to its unique physicochemical and biological properties. However, challenges still remain for it to become a fully realized therapeutic agent. In this study, we investigated the uptake of chitosan nanoparticles (CNP) under the ultrasound stimulation, using a model cell culture system (MC3T3-E1 mouse pre-osteoblasts). The CNP were fabricated by an ionic gelation method and were lyophilized prior to characterization and delivery to cells. Particle size and zeta potential were measured using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS); the efficiency of chitosan complexation was measured using the ninhydrin assay. Cytotoxicity was examined by neutral red assay within 48 hours after delivery. The effect of ultrasound (US) on the efficiency of nanoparticle delivery to the MC3T3-E1 cells was examined at 1MHz and at either 1 or 2 W/cm2. Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-conjugated-CNP were used to visualize the internalized particles within the cytosol. The uptake of FITC-CNP exhibits a dose and time dependent effect, a strong FITC fluorescence was detected at the concentration of 500microg/mL under fluorescence microscope. Ultrasound assisted uptake of FITC-CNP performed a significant positive effect at 2W/cm2 with 60s of ultrasound exposure time. CNP displayed a slightly decrease in cell viability from 25microg/mL to 100microg/mL, while higher concentration of CNP facilitates the proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells. Less than 10% of reduction in cell viability was observed for US at 1W/cm2 and 2W/cm2 with 30s and 60s of exposure time, which suggest a mild effect of US to MC3T3-E1 cell line.

  10. Development of strength in cements

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    Matkovic, B.

    1981-04-01

    The production of doped belite (dicalcium silicate) clinkers as a prospective means for saving energy in Portland cement production is described. This is accomplished by small additions of either barium sulfate (BaSO4), calcium tribasic phosphate (Ca5(PO4)3OH), or vanadium oxide (V2O5) to belite (Ca2SiO4) clinker. In addition to conserving energy, doping the belite with barium sulfate imparts greater strength to the resulting modified belite. Reactants, additives, and factors contributing to the fabrication of Sorel cement are described.

  11. High strength, tough alloy steel

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    Thomas, Gareth; Rao, Bangaru V. N.

    1979-01-01

    A high strength, tough alloy steel is formed by heating the steel to a temperature in the austenite range (1000.degree.-1100.degree. C.) to form a homogeneous austenite phase and then cooling the steel to form a microstructure of uniformly dispersed dislocated martensite separated by continuous thin boundary films of stabilized retained austenite. The steel includes 0.2-0.35 weight % carbon, at least 1% and preferably 3-4.5% chromium, and at least one other substitutional alloying element, preferably manganese or nickel. The austenite film is stable to subsequent heat treatment as by tempering (below 300.degree. C.) and reforms to a stable film after austenite grain refinement.

  12. Cytochrome P450 2E1 RsaI/PstI polymorphism is associated with urologic cancer risk: evidence from a meta-analysis

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    Lin, You-Cheng; Wu, Xun; Zhou, Xue-Qiong; Ren, Rui; Su, Ze-Xuan; Liu, Chun-Xiao

    2015-01-01

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is involved in the metabolic activation of various carcinogens. CYP2E1 RsaI/PstI polymorphism has been identified in urologic cancer patients, while studies of the polymorphism have shown inconclusive trends in the risk of urologic cancers. Therefore, we performed this systematic review to provide a complete picture and conducted a meta-analysis to derive a precise estimation. We searched PubMed, Embase and Web of Science to identify eligible studies up to December 15, 2014. 12 studies with 2712 cases and 2977 controls were included in the meta-analysis.The odds ratio with a 95% confidence interval was used to assess the strength of associations. We observed that the c2 allele of CYP2E1 RsaI/PstI polymorphism was associated with a decreased risk of urologic cancer under all genetic models (c2 vs. c1: OR = 0.742, 95% CI = 0.659-0.835); c2c2 vs. c1c1: OR = 0.516, 95% CI = 0.357-0.745; c1c2 vs. c1c1: OR = 0.748, 95% CI = 0.748 (0.648-0.863; c2c2 + c1c2 vs. c1c1: OR = 0.722, 95% CI = 0.629-0.829; c2c2 vs. c1c1 + c1c2: OR = 0.578, 95% CI = 0.401-0.832). In the subgroup analysis by cancer type, statistically significant associations were found in urothelial cancer in all genetic models. When stratified by ethnicity, a same trend was also indicated in Asians in all genetic models.To conclude, our results support the conclusion that the CYP2E1 RsaI/PstI polymorphism may be associated with urologic cancer susceptibility. The c2 allele is a low-penetrance risk factor for urologic cancer development. PMID:26309545

  13. Instanton induced Yukawa couplings from distant E3 and E(-1) instantons

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    Goodsell, Mark D.; Witkowski, Lukas T.

    2016-01-01

    We calculate non-perturbative contributions to Yukawa couplings on D3-branes at orbifold singularities due to E3 and fractional E(-1) instantons which do not intersect the visible sector branes. While distant E3 instantons on bulk cycles typically contribute to Yukawa couplings, we find that distant fractional E(-1) can also give rise to new Yukawa couplings. However, fractional E(-1) instantons only induce Yukawa couplings if they are located at a singularity which shares a collapsed homologous two-cycle with the singularity supporting the visible sector. The non-perturbative contributions to Yukawa couplings exhibit a different flavour structure than the tree-level Yukawa couplings and, as a result, they can be sources of flavour violation. This is particularly relevant for schemes of moduli stabilisation which rely on superpotential contributions from E3 instantons, such as KKLT or the Large Volume Scenario. As a byproduct of our analysis, we shed some new light on the properties of annulus diagrams with matter field insertions in stringy instanton calculus.

  14. A comparison of substrate dynamics in human CYP2E1 and CYP2A6

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    Harrelson, John P.; Henne, Kirk R.; Alonso, Darwin O.V.; Nelson, Sidney D.

    2009-01-01

    Considering the dynamic nature of CYPs, methods that reveal information about substrate and enzyme dynamics are necessary to generate predictive models. To compare substrate dynamics in CYP2E1 and CYP2A6, intramolecular isotope effect experiments were conducted, using deuterium labeled substrates: o-xylene, m-xylene, p-xylene, 2,6-dimethylnaphthalene, and 4,4?-dimethylbiphenyl. Competitive intermolecular experiments were also conducted using d0- and d6-labeled p-xylene. Both CYP2E1 and CYP2A6 displayed full isotope effect expression for o-xylene oxidation and almost complete suppression for dimethylbiphenyl. Interestingly, (kH/kD)obs for d3-p-xylene oxidation ((kH/kD)obs = 6.04 and (kH/kD)obs = 5.53 for CYP2E1 and CYP2A6, respectively) was only slightly higher than (kH/kD)obs for d3-dimethylnaphthalene ((kH/kD)obs = 5.50 and (kH/kD)obs = 4.96, respectively). One explanation is that in some instances (kH/kD)obs values are generated by the presence of two substrates bound simultaneously to the CYP. Speculatively, if this explanation is valid, then intramolecular isotope effect experiments should be useful in the mechanistic investigation of P450 cooperativity. PMID:17156750

  15. Bursts of energetic electron induced large surface charging observed by Chang'E-1

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    Wang, X. Y.; Zhang, A. B.; Zhang, X. G.; Reme, H.; Kong, L. G.; Zhang, S. Y.; Yu, D. J.; Wang, S. J.; Zhu, G. W.

    2012-10-01

    A relationship between surface charging and bursts of energetic electron (BEE) event is presented in this paper. In a 200 km lunar polar orbit, during quiet time, 0.1-2.0 MeV BEE events were observed by High Energetic Particles Detectors (HPD) on board Chang'E-1, on December 22, 2007, when the spacecraft was within the inner terrestrial magnetosheath. At the same time, a large surface charging of ∼-5.4 kV was observed by Chang'E-1, which was evidenced by increasing the ions energy observed by Solar Wind Ion Detectors (SWIDs). We found that the surface charging is strongly correlated with BEE events, and the potentials of spacecraft surface charging was experientially expressed as U≈3.6×10-5·fT (kV). The BEE events did occur in the solar wind, geomagnetic tail and magnetosheath alternately, whereas the surface charging during the BEE events is in the magnetosheath or transition region of boundaries. Though the observed surface charging was fewer than the BEE events, it is expected that the occurrence of the charging events caused by the bursts of energetic electrons should be more frequent than the Chang'E-1 observations. Meanwhile, the spacecraft charging indicates the lunar surface can be charged to negative kilovolt-scale by the BEE events even in quiet times.

  16. Effects of 6-Hydroxyflavone on Osteoblast Differentiation in MC3T3-E1 Cells

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    Wu, Yu-Wei; Yeh, Shauh-Der; Lin, Yu-Hsaing; Tsai, Yu-Hui

    2014-01-01

    Osteoblast differentiation plays an essential role in bone integrity. Isoflavones and some flavonoids are reported to have osteogenic activity and potentially possess the ability to treat osteoporosis. However, limited information concerning the osteogenic characteristics of hydroxyflavones is available. This study investigates the effects of various hydroxyflavones on osteoblast differentiation in MC3T3-E1 cells. The results showed that 6-hydroxyflavone (6-OH-F) and 7-hydroxyflavone (7-OH-F) stimulated ALP activity. However, baicalein and luteolin inhibited ALP activity and flavone showed no effect. Up to 50??M of each compound was used for cytotoxic effects study; flavone, 6-OH-F, and 7-OH-F had no cytotoxicity on MC3T3-E1 cells. Moreover, 6-OH-F activated AKT and serine/threonine kinases (also known as protein kinase B or PKB), extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK 1/2), and the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathways. On the other hand, 7-OH-F promoted osteoblast differentiation mainly by activating ERK 1/ 2 signaling pathways. Finally, after 5 weeks of 6-OH-F induction, MC3T3-E1 cells showed a significant increase in the calcein staining intensity relative to merely visible mineralization observed in cells cultured in the osteogenic medium only. These results suggested that 6-OH-F could activate AKT, ERK 1/2, and JNK signaling pathways to effectively promote osteoblastic differentiation. PMID:24795772

  17. Cytochrome P450 2E1 genetic polymorphism and gastric cancer in Changle, Fujian Province

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    Cai, Lin; Yu, Shun-Zhang; Zhang, Zuo-Feng

    2001-01-01

    AIM: Genetic polymorphism in enzymes of carcinogen metabolism has been found to have the influence on the susceptibility to cancer. Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is considered to play an important role in the metabolic activation of procarcinogens such as N-nitrosoamines and low molecular weight organic compounds. The purpose of this study is to determine whether CYP450 2E1 polymorphisms are associated with risks of gastric cancer. METHODS: We conducted a population based case-control study in Changle county, Fujian Province, a high-risk region of gastric cancer in China. Ninety-one incident gastric cancer patients and ninety-four healthy controls were included in our study. Datas including demographic characteristcs, diet intake, and alcohol and tobacco consumption of indivduals in our study were completed by a standardized questionnaire. PCR-RFLP revealed three genotypes:heterozygote (C1/C2) and two homozygotes (C1/C1 and C2/C2) in CYP2E1. RESULTS: The frequency of variant genotypes (C1/C2 and C2/C2) in gastric cancer cases and controls was 36.3% and 24.5%, respectively. The rare homozygous C2/C2 genotype was found in 6 indivduals in gastric cancer group (6.6%), whereas there was only one in the control group (1.1%). However, there was no statistically significan difference between the two groups (two-tailed Fisher’s exact test, P = 0.066). Indivduals in gastric cancer group were more likely to carry genotype C1/C2 (odds ratio, OR = 1.50) and C2/C2 (OR = 7.34) than indivduals in control group (χ² = 4.597, for trend P = 0.032). The frequencies of genotypes with the C2 allele (C1/C2 and C2/C2 genotypes) were compared with those of genotypes without C2 allele (C1/C1 genotype) among indivduals in gastric cancer group and control group according to the pattern of gastric cancer risk factors. The results show that indivduals who exposed to these gastric cancer risk factors and carry the C2 allele seemed to have a higher risk of developing gastric cancer. CONCLUSION: Polymorphism of CYP2E1 gene may have some effct in the development of gastric cancer in Changle county, Fujian Province. PMID:11854903

  18. Strength distribution in commercial silicon carbide materials

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    Dutta, Sunil

    1988-01-01

    Four-point flexural strength testing has been conducted in order to establish the baseline strength and reliability of four different commercial SiC types, in conjunction with reliable Weibull modulus values. Average strength of the samples ranged from 380 to 482 MPa at room temperature and 307 to 470 MPa at 1370 C. The strength scatter reflects the effect of flaw variability, which must be minimized to improve reliability in sintered SiC.

  19. Strength evaluation of socket joints

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    Rash, Larry C.

    1994-01-01

    This report documents the development of a set of equations that can be used to provide a relatively simple solution for identifying the strength of socket joints and for most cases avoid the need of more lengthy analyses. The analytical approach was verified by comparison of the contact load distributions to results obtained from a finite element analysis. The contacting surfaces for the specific joint in this analysis are in the shape of frustrums of a cone and are representative of the tapered surfaces in the socket-type joints used to join segments of model support systems for wind tunnels. The results are in the form of equations that can be used to determine the contact loads and stresses in the joint from the given geometry and externally applied loads. Equations were determined to define the bending moments and stresses along the length of the joints based on strength and materials principles. The results have also been programmed for a personal computer and a copy of the program is included.

  20. 14 CFR 31.27 - Strength.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Strength. 31.27 Section 31.27 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS Strength Requirements 31.27 Strength. (a) The structure must be able...

  1. 7 CFR 29.3061 - Strength (tensile).

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Strength (tensile). 29.3061 Section 29.3061... Type 93) 29.3061 Strength (tensile). The stress a tobacco leaf can bear without tearing. Tensile strength is not an important element of quality in Burley tobacco....

  2. 14 CFR 31.27 - Strength.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Strength. 31.27 Section 31.27 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS Strength Requirements 31.27 Strength. (a) The structure must be able...

  3. Frontiers in Strength-Based Treatment

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    Laursen, Erik K.

    2003-01-01

    "Reclaiming Children and Youth's" guest editor introduces this special issue on promising practices employing strength-based approaches to education and treatment. If we are serious about the commitment to "leave no child behind," then we must be able to cultivate strengths in all children and families. This article surveys the strengths

  4. Improving the toughness of ultrahigh strength steel

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    Soto, Koji

    2002-08-15

    The ideal structural steel combines high strength with high fracture toughness. This dissertation discusses the toughening mechanism of the Fe/Co/Ni/Cr/Mo/C steel, AerMet 100, which has the highest toughness/strength combination among all commercial ultrahigh strength steels. The possibility of improving the toughness of this steel was examined by considering several relevant factors.

  5. 14 CFR 31.27 - Strength.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Strength. 31.27 Section 31.27 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS Strength Requirements 31.27 Strength. (a) The structure must be able...

  6. 14 CFR 31.27 - Strength.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Strength. 31.27 Section 31.27 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS Strength Requirements 31.27 Strength. (a) The structure must be able...

  7. 14 CFR 31.27 - Strength.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Strength. 31.27 Section 31.27 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS Strength Requirements 31.27 Strength. (a) The structure must be able...

  8. CYP2E1-catalyzed alcohol metabolism: role of oxidant generation in interferon signaling, antigen presentation and autophagy.

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    Osna, Natalia A; Donohue, Terrence M

    2013-01-01

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is one of two major enzymes that catalyze ethanol oxidation in the liver. CYP2E1 is also unique because it is inducible, as its hepatic content rises after continuous (chronic) ethanol administration, thereby accelerating the rate of ethanol metabolism and affording greater tolerance to heavy alcohol consumption. However, the broad substrate specificity of CYP2E1 and its capacity to generate free radicals from alcohol and other hepatotoxins, places CYP2E1 as a central focus of not only liver toxicity, but also as an enzyme that regulates cytokine signaling, antigen presentation, and macromolecular degradation, all of which are crucial to liver cell function and viability. Here, we describe our own and other published work relevant to the importance of CYP2E1-catalyzed ethanol oxidation and how this catalysis affects the aforementioned cellular processes to produce liver injury. PMID:23400922

  9. Effects of ethanol on CYP2E1 levels and related oxidative stress using a standard balanced diet.

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    Azzalis, Ligia A; Fonseca, Fernando L A; Simon, Karin A; Schindler, Fernanda; Giavarotti, Leandro; Monteiro, Hugo P; Videla, Luis A; Junqueira, Virgnia B C

    2012-07-01

    Expression of cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) is very much influenced by nutritional factors, especially carbohydrate consumption, and various results concerning the expression of CYP2E1 were obtained with a low-carbohydrate diet. This study describes the effects of ethanol treatment on CYP2E1 levels and its relationship with oxidative stress using a balanced standard diet to avoid low or high carbohydrate consumption. Rats were fed for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks a commercial diet plus an ethanol-sucrose solution. The results have shown that ethanol administration was associated with CYP2E1 induction and stabilization without related oxidative stress. Our findings suggest that experimental models with a low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet produce some undesirable CYP2E1 changes that are not present when a balanced standard diet is given. PMID:22288377

  10. Flow perfusion culture of MC3T3-E1 osteogenic cells on gradient calcium polyphosphate scaffolds with different pore sizes.

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    Chen, Liang; Song, Wei; Markel, David C; Shi, Tong; Muzik, Otto; Matthew, Howard; Ren, Weiping

    2016-02-01

    Calcium polyphosphate is a biodegradable bone substitute. It remains a challenge to prepare porous calcium polyphosphate with desired gradient porous structures. In this study, a modified one-step gravity sintering method was used to prepare calcium polyphosphate scaffolds with desired-gradient-pore-size distribution. The differences of porous structure, mechanical strength, and degradation rate between gradient and homogenous calcium polyphosphate scaffolds were evaluated by micro-computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy, and mechanical testing. Preosteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells were seeded onto gradient and homogenous calcium polyphosphate scaffolds and cultured in a flow perfusion bioreactor. The distribution, proliferation, and differentiation of the MC3T3-E1 cells were compared to that of homogenous calcium polyphosphate scaffolds. Though no significant difference of cell proliferation was found between the gradient and the homogenous calcium polyphosphate scaffolds, a much higher cell differentiation and mineralization were observed in the gradient calcium polyphosphate scaffolds than that of the homogenous calcium polyphosphate scaffolds, as manifested by increased alkaline phosphatase activity (p < 0.05). The improved distribution and differentiation of cultured cells within gradient scaffolds were further supported by both (18)F-fluorine micro-positron emission tomography scanning and in vitro tetracycline labeling. We conclude that the calcium polyphosphate scaffold with gradient pore sizes enhances osteogenic cell differentiation as well as mineralization. The in vivo performance of gradient calcium polyphosphate scaffolds warrants further investigation in animal bone defect models. PMID:26675750

  11. Densification, microstructure and strength evolution in sintering

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    Xu, Xiaoping

    2000-10-01

    Powder metallurgy has the ability to fabricate high quality, complex components to close tolerances in an economical manner. In many applications, a high sintered density is desirable for an improved performance. However, sintering to a high density demands a large shrinkage, often resulting in difficulties with dimensional control. Recent studies indicate the occurrence of a sufficient densification requires a low in situ strength at high sintering temperatures. On the other hand, the low in situ strength often leads to component's distortion in response to the external forces, such as gravity. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge on strength evolution in sintering has been a major challenge to achieve an optimized combination of densification and shape retention. Therefore, the present study investigates strength evolution in sintering and the effects of processing factors. Experiments are performed on prealloyed bronze and elemental mixture of Fe-2Ni powders. For the bronze, a loose casting method is used to fabricate transverse rupture bars, while bars are injection molded for the Fe-2Ni. The in situ transverse rupture strength is measured using the Penn State Flaming Tensile Tester. Experimental results indicate a dependence of densification and strength on sintering temperature. High temperatures enhance densification and interparticle bonding, resulting in strong sintered structures. However, a low in situ strength at high test temperatures indicates the dominance of thermal softening. A strength model combining sintering theories and microstructural parameters is developed to predict both the in situ strength and the post-sintering strength. The model demonstrates the strength of the sintered materials depends on the inherent material strength, the square of neck size ratio, sintered density, and thermal softening. The model is verified by comparison of model predictions with experimental data of the bronze and Fe-2Ni. Compared to prior strength models, this model has certain advantages. It is a predictive model for both the in situ strength and post-sintering strength, and can be extended to other systems.

  12. Nondestructive Determination of Bond Strength

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    2000-01-01

    Although many nondestructive techniques have been applied to detect disbonds in adhesive joints, no absolutely reliable nondestructive method has been developed to detect poor adhesion and evaluate the strength of bonded joints prior to the present work which used nonlinear ultrasonic methods to investigate adhesive bond cure conditions. Previously, a variety of linear and nonlinear ultrasonic methods with water coupling had been used to study aluminum-adhesive-aluminum laminates, prepared under different adhesive curing conditions, for possible bond strength determination. Therefore, in the course of this research effort, a variety of finite-amplitude experimental methods which could possibly differentiate various cure conditions were investigated, including normal and oblique incidence approaches based on nonlinear harmonic generation as well as several non-collinear two-wave interaction approaches. Test samples were mechanically scanned in various ways with respect to the focus of a transmitting transducer operated at several variable excitation frequencies and excitation levels. Even when powerful sample-related resonances were exploited by means of a frequency scanning approach, it was very difficult to isolate the nonlinear characteristics of adhesive bonds. However, a multi-frequency multi-power approach was quite successful and reliable. Ultrasonic tone burst signals at increasing power levels, over a wide frequency range, were transmitted through each bond specimen to determine its excitation dependent nonlinear harmonic resonance behavior. Relative amplitude changes were observed particularly in the higher harmonic spectral data and analyzed using a local displacement and strain analysis in the linear approximation. Two analysis approaches of the excitation-dependent data at specific resonances were found to be quite promising. One of these approaches may represent a very robust algorithm for classifying an adhesive bond as being properly cured or not. Another approach, in addition to differentiation between various cure conditions, may even provide information with respect to the bond strength. Several technical papers were published during the course of this research and a summary is presented in the Ph.D. dissertation of Tobias P. Berndt, a graduate student financially supported by this NASA Grant.

  13. Characterization of novel cytochrome P450 2E1 knockout rat model generated by CRISPR/Cas9.

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    Wang, Xin; Tang, Yu; Lu, Jian; Shao, Yanjiao; Qin, Xuan; Li, Yongmei; Wang, Liren; Li, Dali; Liu, Mingyao

    2016-04-01

    A bacterial CRISPR-associated protein-9 nuclease (CRISPR/Cas9) from Streptococcus pyogenes has generated considerable excitement as a new tool to edit the targeted genome. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2E1 not only plays an important role in the xenobiotic metabolism and chemical toxicity, but also is involved in many kinds of diseases, such as alcoholic liver diseases and diabetes. Despite its importance, few animal models are used to predict CYP2E1 properties in physiology, pathology, as well as carcinogen activation. To establish a novel model for investigating the functions of CYP2E1 in vivo, this study has successfully generated the Cyp2e1 knockout (KO) rat model without detectable off-target effects using CRISPR/Cas9 system. The Cyp2e1 KO rats were viable and fertile and did not display any obvious physiological abnormities. The absent expression of CYP2E1 in KO rats also resulted in inactive behaviors in the metabolism of CYP2E1 substrates. The Cyp2e1 KO rats as a novel and available rodent animal model provide a powerful tool for the study of CYP2E1 in the chemical metabolism, toxicity, carcinogenicity, and its core factor in drug-drug interactions. PMID:26947455

  14. PP2A-B55? Antagonizes Cyclin E1 Proteolysis and Promotes its Dysregulation in Cancer

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    Tan, YingMeei; Sun, Dahui; Jiang, Weijian; Klotz-Noack, Kathleen; Vashisht, Ajay A.; Wohlschlegel, James; Widschwendter, Martin; Spruck, Charles

    2014-01-01

    Cyclin E1 regulates the initiation of S phase in cellular division. However, in many cancers cyclin E1 is aberrantly overexpressed and this molecular phenotype correlates with increased tumor aggressiveness and poor patient survival. The molecular cause(s) of cyclin E1 abnormalities in cancers is poorly understood. Here, we show cyclin E1 overexpression in cancer is promoted by dysregulation of the protein phosphatase PP2A-B55?. PP2A-B55? targets the N- and C-terminal phosphodegrons of cyclin E1 for dephosphorylation, thus protecting it from degradation mediated by the SCFFbxw7 ubiquitin ligase. Augmented B55? expression stabilizes cyclin E1 and promotes its overexpression in cancer-derived cell lines and breast tumors. Conversely, B55? ablation enforces the degradation of cyclin E1 and inhibits cancer cell proliferation in vitro and tumor formation in vivo. Therefore, PP2A-B55? promotes cyclin E1 overexpression by antagonizing its degradation and its inhibition could represent a therapeutic mechanism for abrogating cyclin E1 function in cancers. PMID:24509904

  15. Characterization of papillomavirus E1 helicase mutants defective for interaction with the SUMO-conjugating enzyme Ubc9

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    Fradet-Turcotte, Amelie; Brault, Karine; Titolo, Steve; Howley, Peter M.; Archambault, Jacques

    2009-12-20

    The E1 helicase from BPV and HPV16 interacts with Ubc9 to facilitate viral genome replication. We report that HPV11 E1 also interacts with Ubc9 in vitro and in the yeast two-hybrid system. Residues in E1 involved in oligomerization (353-435) were sufficient for binding to Ubc9 in vitro, but the origin-binding and ATPase domains were additionally required in yeast. Nuclear accumulation of BPV E1 was shown previously to depend on its interaction with Ubc9 and sumoylation on lysine 514. In contrast, HPV11 and HPV16 E1 mutants defective for Ubc9 binding remained nuclear even when the SUMO pathway was inhibited. Furthermore, we found that K514 in BPV E1 and the analogous K559 in HPV11 E1 are not essential for nuclear accumulation of E1. These results suggest that the interaction of E1 with Ubc9 is not essential for its nuclear accumulation but, rather, depends on its oligomerization and binding to DNA and ATP.

  16. The E1 Protein of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Is Dispensable for Maintenance Replication of the Viral Genome

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    Egawa, Nagayasu; Nakahara, Tomomi; Ohno, Shin-ichi; Narisawa-Saito, Mako; Yugawa, Takashi; Fujita, Masatoshi; Yamato, Kenji; Natori, Yukikazu

    2012-01-01

    Papillomavirus genomes are thought to be amplified to about 100 copies per cell soon after infection, maintained constant at this level in basal cells, and amplified for viral production upon keratinocyte differentiation. To determine the requirement for E1 in viral DNA replication at different stages, an E1-defective mutant of the human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) genome featuring a translation termination mutation in the E1 gene was used. The ability of the mutant HPV16 genome to replicate as nuclear episomes was monitored with or without exogenous expression of E1. Unlike the wild-type genome, the E1-defective HPV16 genome became established in human keratinocytes only as episomes in the presence of exogenous E1 expression. Once established, it could replicate with the same efficiency as the wild-type genome, even after the exogenous E1 was removed. However, upon calcium-induced keratinocyte differentiation, once again amplification was dependent on exogenous E1. These results demonstrate that the E1 protein is dispensable for maintenance replication but not for initial and productive replication of HPV16. PMID:22238312

  17. Cobalt: for strength and color

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    Boland, Maeve A.; Kropschot, S.J.

    2011-01-01

    Cobalt is a shiny, gray, brittle metal that is best known for creating an intense blue color in glass and paints. It is frequently used in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries and to create alloys that maintain their strength at high temperatures. It is also one of the essential trace elements (or "micronutrients") that humans and many other living creatures require for good health. Cobalt is an important component in many aerospace, defense, and medical applications and is a key element in many clean energy technologies. The name cobalt comes from the German word kobold, meaning goblin. It was given this name by medieval miners who believed that troublesome goblins replaced the valuable metals in their ore with a substance that emitted poisonous fumes when smelted. The Swedish chemist Georg Brandt isolated metallic cobalt-the first new metal to be discovered since ancient times-in about 1735 and identified some of its valuable properties.

  18. Strength of Welded Aircraft Joints

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    Brueggeman, W C

    1937-01-01

    This investigation is a continuation of work started in 1928 and described in NACA-TR-348 which shows that the insertion of gusset plates was the most satisfactory way of strengthening a joint. Additional tests of the present series show that joints of this type could be improved by cutting out the portion of the plate between the intersecting tubes. T and lattice joints in thin-walled tubing 1 1/2 by 0.020 inch have somewhat lower strengths than joints in tubing of greater wall thickness because of failure by local buckling. In welding the thin-walled tubing, the recently developed "carburizing flux" process was found to be the only method capable of producing joints free from cracks. The "magnetic powder" inspection was used to detect cracks in the joints and flaws in the tubing.

  19. Inspiratory muscle strength in asthma.

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    Lavietes, M H; Grocela, J A; Maniatis, T; Potulski, F; Ritter, A B; Sunderam, G

    1988-05-01

    Augmentation of inspiratory muscle strength (Pimax) represents an adaptive response to airway obstruction. We explore the possibility that respiratory muscle weakness may herald hospital admission during acute bronchospasm. The Pimax measured 81 +/- 25 percent of a predicted value in 20 patients with acute bronchospasm (forced expiratory volume in one second, 36 +/- 17 percent predicted). Pimax was related to both hyperinflation (functional residual capacity, as percent predicted) and body weight (subjects were 122 +/- 29 percent ideal body weight), but not to the degree of airway obstruction per se. Furthermore, measurements of axial (craniocaudal) motion of the rib cage and asynchrony of rib cage and abdominal motions during tidal breathing did not correlate with either the degree of air flow obstruction or Pimax. We conclude that little if any respiratory muscle weakness occurs with bronchospasm. Furthermore, Pimax does not correlate with the degree of airway obstruction and does not explain abnormalities of rib cage and abdominal motion associated with asthma. PMID:2966039

  20. Lysophosphatidic acid induces chemotaxis in MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells

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    Masiello, Lisa M.; Fotos, Joseph S.; Galileo, Deni S.; Karin, Norm J.

    2006-07-01

    Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid that has pleiotropic effects on a variety of cell types and enhances the migration of endothelial and cancer cells, but it is not known if this lipid can alter osteoblast motility. We performed transwell migration assays using MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells and found LPA to be a potent chemotactic agent. Quantitative time-lapse video analysis of osteoblast migration after wounds were introduced into cell monolayers indicated that LPA stimulated both migration velocity and the average migration distance per cell. LPA also elicited substantial changes in cell shape and actin cytoskeletal structure; lipid-treated cells contained fewer stress fibers and displayed long membrane processes that were enriched in F-actin. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that MC3T3-E1 cells express all four known LPA-specific G protein-coupled receptors (LPA1-LPA4) with a relative mRNA abundance of LPA1 > LPA4 > LPA2 >> LPA3. LPA-induced changes in osteoblast motility and morphology were antagonized by both pertussis toxin and Ki16425, a subtype-specific blocker of LPA1 and LPA3 receptor function. Cell migration in many cell types is linked to changes in intracellular Ca2+. Ki16425 also inhibited LPA-induced Ca2+ signaling in a dose-dependent manner, suggesting a link between LPA-induced Ca2+ transients and osteoblast chemotaxis. Our data show that LPA stimulates MC3T3-E1 osteoblast motility via a mechanism that is linked primarily to the G protein-coupled receptor LPA1.

  1. A comparison of substrate dynamics in human CYP2E1 and CYP2A6

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    Harrelson, John P. . E-mail: harrelsonj@pacificu.edu; Henne, Kirk R.; Alonso, Darwin O.V.; Nelson, Sidney D.

    2007-01-26

    Considering the dynamic nature of CYPs, methods that reveal information about substrate and enzyme dynamics are necessary to generate predictive models. To compare substrate dynamics in CYP2E1 and CYP2A6, intramolecular isotope effect experiments were conducted, using deuterium labeled substrates: o-xylene, m-xylene, p-xylene, 2,6-dimethylnaphthalene, and 4,4'-dimethylbiphenyl. Competitive intermolecular experiments were also conducted using d{sub 0}- and d{sub 6}-labeled p-xylene. Both CYP2E1 and CYP2A6 displayed full isotope effect expression for o-xylene oxidation and almost complete suppression for dimethylbiphenyl. Interestingly (k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} for d{sub 3}-p-xylene oxidation ((k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} = 6.04 and (k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} = 5.53 for CYP2E1 and CYP2A6, respectively) was only slightly higher than (k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} for d{sub 3}-dimethylnaphthalene ((k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} = 5.50 and (k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} = 4.96, respectively). One explanation is that in some instances (k {sub H}/k {sub D}){sub obs} values are generated by the presence of two substrates-bound simultaneously to the CYP. Speculatively, if this explanation is valid, then intramolecular isotope effect experiments should be useful in the mechanistic investigation of P450 cooperativity.

  2. E1 of ?-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase defends Mycobacterium tuberculosis against glutamate anaplerosis and nitroxidative stress.

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    Maksymiuk, Christina; Balakrishnan, Anand; Bryk, Ruslana; Rhee, Kyu Y; Nathan, Carl F

    2015-10-27

    Enzymes of central carbon metabolism (CCM) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) make an important contribution to the pathogen's virulence. Evidence is emerging that some of these enzymes are not simply playing the metabolic roles for which they are annotated, but can protect the pathogen via additional functions. Here, we found that deficiency of 2-hydroxy-3-oxoadipate synthase (HOAS), the E1 component of the ?-ketoglutarate (?-KG) dehydrogenase complex (KDHC), did not lead to general metabolic perturbation or growth impairment of Mtb, but only to the specific inability to cope with glutamate anaplerosis and nitroxidative stress. In the former role, HOAS acts to prevent accumulation of aldehydes, including growth-inhibitory succinate semialdehyde (SSA). In the latter role, HOAS can participate in an alternative four-component peroxidase system, HOAS/dihydrolipoyl acetyl transferase (DlaT)/alkylhydroperoxide reductase colorless subunit gene (ahpC)-neighboring subunit (AhpD)/AhpC, using ?-KG as a previously undescribed source of electrons for reductase action. Thus, instead of a canonical role in CCM, the E1 component of Mtb's KDHC serves key roles in situational defense that contribute to its requirement for virulence in the host. We also show that pyruvate decarboxylase (AceE), the E1 component of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDHC), can participate in AceE/DlaT/AhpD/AhpC, using pyruvate as a source of electrons for reductase action. Identification of these systems leads us to suggest that Mtb can recruit components of its CCM for reactive nitrogen defense using central carbon metabolites. PMID:26430237

  3. Subcellular Localization and Functional Analysis of the Arabidopsis GTPase RabE1[W][OA

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    Speth, Elena Bray; Imboden, Lori; Hauck, Paula; He, Sheng Yang

    2009-01-01

    Membrane trafficking plays a fundamental role in eukaryotic cell biology. Of the numerous known or predicted protein components of the plant cell trafficking system, only a relatively small subset have been characterized with respect to their biological roles in plant growth, development, and response to stresses. In this study, we investigated the subcellular localization and function of an Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) small GTPase belonging to the RabE family. RabE proteins are phylogenetically related to well-characterized regulators of polarized vesicle transport from the Golgi apparatus to the plasma membrane in animal and yeast cells. The RabE family of GTPases has also been proposed to be a putative host target of AvrPto, an effector protein produced by the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae, based on yeast two-hybrid analysis. We generated transgenic Arabidopsis plants that constitutively expressed one of the five RabE proteins (RabE1d) fused to green fluorescent protein (GFP). GFP-RabE1d and endogenous RabE proteins were found to be associated with the Golgi apparatus and the plasma membrane in Arabidopsis leaf cells. RabE down-regulation, due to cosuppression in transgenic plants, resulted in drastically altered leaf morphology and reduced plant size, providing experimental evidence for an important role of RabE GTPases in regulating plant growth. RabE down-regulation did not affect plant susceptibility to pathogenic P. syringae bacteria; conversely, expression of the constitutively active RabE1d-Q74L enhanced plant defenses, conferring resistance to P. syringae infection. PMID:19233904

  4. Specialized transduction of colicin E1 DNA in Escherichia coli K-12.

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    Fukumaki, Y; Shimada, K; Takagi, Y

    1976-09-01

    Genetic studies were made on E. coli K-12 TM96, which carries recombinant molecules constructed by in vitro combination of colicin E1 DNA and a DNA fragment of E. coli for guanine synthesis derived from transducing phage. The recombinant molecules existed as stable plasmids within the cell and contained genes for colicin E1 immunity and the guaA enzyme (xanthosine 5'-monophosphate aminase) together with a part of the lambda genome, R through J: (R-A-F-J)+. A block of the lambda genome, int through Q, was not detected in the recombinant molecule. Thus, this recombinant molecule was named ColEl-coslambda-guaA, and the specialized tranduction of the ColEl-coslambda-guA DNA into various E. coli K-12 cells by lambda phage was described. Lysates prepared by lytic infection of lambda phage onto TM96 or by induction of TM96(lambda) lysogens contained transducing particles which could transduce gua-deleted E. coli to stable guaA+ cells. These transductants were proved to have similar genetic properties as those of TM96. The frequency of transduction was not affected by the presence of an attachement site for lambda, prophage lambda, colicin E1 plasmids, or the recA property within gua-deleted recipient cells. Transducing particles were resistant to EDTA treatment and most of them had an average density of about 1.472. This value corresponds to that of lambda phage particles, which contain about 72% of the lenght of lambda DNA. PMID:787989

  5. Cooperativity in CYP2E1 metabolism of acetaminophen and styrene mixtures.

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    Hartman, Jessica H; Letzig, Lynda G; Roberts, Dean W; James, Laura P; Fifer, E Kim; Miller, Grover P

    2015-10-01

    Risk assessment for exposure to mixtures of drugs and pollutants relies heavily on in vitro characterization of their bioactivation and/or metabolism individually and extrapolation to mixtures assuming no interaction. Herein, we demonstrated that in vitro CYP2E1 metabolic activation of acetaminophen and styrene mixtures could not be explained through the Michaelis-Menten mechanism or any models relying on that premise. As a baseline for mixture studies with styrene, steady-state analysis of acetaminophen oxidation revealed a biphasic kinetic profile that was best described by negative cooperativity (Hill coefficient=0.72). The best-fit mechanism for this relationship involved two binding sites with differing affinities (Ks=830?M and Kss=32mM). Introduction of styrene inhibited that reaction less than predicted by simple competition and thus provided evidence for a cooperative mechanism within the mixture. Likewise, acetaminophen acted through a mixed-type inhibition mechanism to impact styrene epoxidation. In this case, acetaminophen competed with styrene for CYP2E1 (Ki=830?M and Ksi=180?M for catalytic and effector sites, respectively) and resulted in cooperative impacts on binding and catalysis. Based on modeling of in vivo clearance, cooperative interactions between acetaminophen and styrene resulted in profoundly increased styrene activation at low styrene exposure levels and therapeutic acetaminophen levels. Current Michaelis-Menten based toxicological models for mixtures such as styrene and acetaminophen would fail to detect this concentration-dependent relationship. Hence, future studies must assess the role of alternate CYP2E1 mechanisms in bioactivation of compounds to improve the accuracy of interpretations and predictions of toxicity. PMID:26225832

  6. Lysophosphatidic acid induces chemotaxis in MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells.

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    Masiello, Lisa M; Fotos, Joseph S; Galileo, Deni S; Karin, Norman J

    2006-07-01

    Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid that has pleiotropic effects on a variety of cell types and enhances the migration of endothelial and cancer cells, but it is not known if this lipid can alter osteoblast motility. We performed transwell migration assays using MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells and found LPA to be a potent chemotactic agent. Quantitative time-lapse video analysis of osteoblast migration after wounds were introduced into cell monolayers indicated that LPA stimulated both migration velocity and the average migration distance per cell. LPA also elicited substantial changes in cell shape and actin cytoskeletal structure; lipid-treated cells contained fewer stress fibers and displayed long membrane processes that were enriched in F-actin. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that MC3T3-E1 cells express all four known LPA-specific G-protein-coupled receptors (LPA1-LPA4) with a relative mRNA abundance of LPA1>LPA4>LPA2>LPA3. LPA-induced changes in osteoblast motility and morphology were antagonized by both pertussis toxin and Ki16425, a subtype-specific blocker of LPA1 and LPA3 receptor function. Cell migration in many cell types is linked to changes in intracellular Ca2+. Ki16425 also inhibited LPA-induced Ca2+ signaling in a dose-dependent manner, suggesting a link between LPA-induced Ca2+ transients and osteoblast chemotaxis. Our data show that LPA stimulates MC3T3-E1 osteoblast motility via a mechanism that is linked primarily to the G-protein-coupled receptor LPA1. PMID:16487757

  7. E1 of α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase defends Mycobacterium tuberculosis against glutamate anaplerosis and nitroxidative stress

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    Maksymiuk, Christina; Balakrishnan, Anand; Bryk, Ruslana; Rhee, Kyu Y.; Nathan, Carl F.

    2015-01-01

    Enzymes of central carbon metabolism (CCM) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) make an important contribution to the pathogen’s virulence. Evidence is emerging that some of these enzymes are not simply playing the metabolic roles for which they are annotated, but can protect the pathogen via additional functions. Here, we found that deficiency of 2-hydroxy-3-oxoadipate synthase (HOAS), the E1 component of the α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) dehydrogenase complex (KDHC), did not lead to general metabolic perturbation or growth impairment of Mtb, but only to the specific inability to cope with glutamate anaplerosis and nitroxidative stress. In the former role, HOAS acts to prevent accumulation of aldehydes, including growth-inhibitory succinate semialdehyde (SSA). In the latter role, HOAS can participate in an alternative four-component peroxidase system, HOAS/dihydrolipoyl acetyl transferase (DlaT)/alkylhydroperoxide reductase colorless subunit gene (ahpC)-neighboring subunit (AhpD)/AhpC, using α-KG as a previously undescribed source of electrons for reductase action. Thus, instead of a canonical role in CCM, the E1 component of Mtb’s KDHC serves key roles in situational defense that contribute to its requirement for virulence in the host. We also show that pyruvate decarboxylase (AceE), the E1 component of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDHC), can participate in AceE/DlaT/AhpD/AhpC, using pyruvate as a source of electrons for reductase action. Identification of these systems leads us to suggest that Mtb can recruit components of its CCM for reactive nitrogen defense using central carbon metabolites. PMID:26430237

  8. C-E1 fusion protein synthesized by rubella virus DI RNAs maintained during serial passage

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    Tzeng, W.-P.; Frey, Teryl K. . E-mail: tfrey@gsu.edu

    2006-12-20

    Rubella virus (RUB) replicons are derivatives of the RUB infectious cDNA clone that retain the nonstructural open reading frame (NS-ORF) that encodes the replicase proteins but not the structural protein ORF (SP-ORF) that encodes the virion proteins. RUB defective interfering (DI) RNAs contain deletions within the SP-ORF and thus resemble replicons. DI RNAs often retain the 5' end of the capsid protein (C) gene that has been shown to modulate virus-specific RNA synthesis. However, when replicons either with or without the C gene were passaged serially in the presence of wt RUB as a source of the virion proteins, it was found that neither replicon was maintained and DI RNAs were generated. The majority DI RNA species contained in-frame deletions in the SP-ORF leading to a fusion between the 5' end of the C gene and the 3' end of the E1 glycoprotein gene. DI infectious cDNA clones were constructed and transcripts from these DI infectious cDNA clones were maintained during serial passage with wt RUB. The C-E1 fusion protein encoded by the DI RNAs was synthesized and was required for maintenance of the DI RNA during serial passage. This is the first report of a functional novel gene product resulting from deletion during DI RNA generation. Thus far, the role of the C-E1 fusion protein in maintenance of DI RNAs during serial passage remained elusive as it was found that the fusion protein diminished rather than enhanced DI RNA synthesis and was not incorporated into virus particles.

  9. The emission spectroscopy of the e1?-a1? system of VN molecule

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    Fan, Qunchao; Hu, Shi; Sun, Weiguo; Wang, Qi

    2013-10-01

    Vanadium nitride is an important metallurgical additive and a good electrode material molecule. It is necessary to understand its intrinsic microstructure for better applications. Four groups of known experimental transition data of low-lying rotational quantum states and the analytical formula developed recently by Sun group are used to study the Ree, Pee, Rff and Pff-branch emission spectra of the (0, 0) band of the e1?-a1? system of VN molecule respectively. The results not only reproduce all known experimental spectral lines accurately, but also generate valid data of the unknown spectral lines up to J = 80 that may not be available experimentally.

  10. Vinculin expression in MC3T3-E1 cells in response to mechanical stimulus

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    Cora-Cruz, J.J.; Diffoot-Carlo, N.; Sundaram, P.A.

    2015-01-01

    Loading frequency is known to influence the expression of the focal adhesions of the adherent cells. A small cyclical tensile force was transmitted to mouse pre-osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells through PDMS substrates of varying stiffness. Changes in cell behavior with respect to proliferation and characteristics of focal adhesions were quantified through immunofluorescence labeling of vinculin. Amount of inactive vinculin was higher on substrates subjected to cyclic stimulation when compared with the results of the static substrates, whereas the number and area of focal adhesion points underwent a reduction. Inactive vinculin appears as a cloud in the cytoplasm in the vicinity of the nucleus. PMID:26858974

  11. Bortezomib alleviates drug-induced liver injury by regulating CYP2E1 gene transcription

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    PARK, WOO-JAE; KIM, SO-YEON; KIM, YE-RYUNG; PARK, JOO-WON

    2016-01-01

    Acute liver failure, i.e., the fatal deterioration of liver function, is the most common indication that emergency liver transplantation is necessary. Moreover, in the USA, drug-induced liver injury (DILI), including acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity, is the main cause of acute liver failure. Matching a donor for liver transplantation is extremely difficult, and thus the development of a novel therapy for DILI is urgently needed. Following recent approval by the FDA of the proteasomal inhibitor bortezomib, its therapeutic effects on various human diseases, including solid and hematologic malignancies, have been validated. However, the specific action of proteasomal inhibition in cases of DILI had not been elucidated prior to this study. To examine the effects of proteasomal inhibition in DILI experimentally, male C56Bl/6 mice were injected with 1 mg bortezomib/kg before APAP treatment. Bortezomib not only alleviated APAP-induced hepatotoxicity in a time- and dose-dependent manner, it also alleviated CCl4- and thioacetamide-induced hepatotoxicity. We also noted that bortezomib significantly reduced cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) expression and activity in the liver, which was accompanied by the induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. In addition, bortezomib decreased hepatocyte nuclear factor-1α-induced promoter activation of CYP2E1 in Hep3B cells. By contrast, another proteasome inhibitor, MG132, did not cause ER stress and did not markedly affect CYP2E1 enzyme activity. Liver injury induced by APAP was aggravated by MG132, possibly via elevation of connexin 32 expression. This study suggests that proteasome inhibition has different effects in cases of DILI depending on the specific inhibitor being used. Furthermore, results from the mouse model indicated that bortezomib, but not MG132, was effective in alleviating DILI. ER stress induced by proteasome inhibition has previously been shown to exert various effects on DILI patients, and thus each available proteasomal inhibitor should be evaluated individually in order to determine its potential for clinical application. PMID:26797017

  12. Observational Results of the ChangE-1 Solar X-Ray Monitor

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    Cui, X. Z.; Wang, H. Y.; Peng, W. X.; Zhang, C. M.; Liang, X. H.; Wang, J. Z.; Gao, M.; Yang, J. W.; Cao, X. L.; Zhang, J. Y.; Wu, M. Y.; Chang, J.; Sun, H. X.; OuYang, Z. Y.; Zhou, Y. L.; Li, C. L.

    2014-05-01

    We present the primary observations of the Solar X-ray Monitor (SXM) payload onboard the ChangE-1 lunar exploration satellite, which was launched on 24 October 2007. The SXM payload uses a solid-state silicon P-I-N photo-diode (Si-PIN) whose dynamic energy ranges from 1 keV to 10 keV. The long-term integrated spectra at different solar-activity levels as observed by the SXM are presented. By fitting these spectra with an optically thin plasma model, the two-minute temperature variation of the solar coronal plasma during a solar flare is also presented.

  13. Vinculin expression in MC3T3-E1 cells in response to mechanical stimulus.

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    Cora-Cruz, J J; Diffoot-Carlo, N; Sundaram, P A

    2016-03-01

    Loading frequency is known to influence the expression of the focal adhesions of the adherent cells. A small cyclical tensile force was transmitted to mouse pre-osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells through PDMS substrates of varying stiffness. Changes in cell behavior with respect to proliferation and characteristics of focal adhesions were quantified through immunofluorescence labeling of vinculin. Amount of inactive vinculin was higher on substrates subjected to cyclic stimulation when compared with the results of the static substrates, whereas the number and area of focal adhesion points underwent a reduction. Inactive vinculin appears as a cloud in the cytoplasm in the vicinity of the nucleus. PMID:26858974

  14. The Distribution of Subjective Memory Strength: List Strength and Response Bias

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    Criss, Amy H.

    2009-01-01

    Models of recognition memory assume that memory decisions are based partially on the subjective strength of the test item. Models agree that the subjective strength of targets increases with additional time for encoding however the origin of the subjective strength of foils remains disputed. Under the fixed strength assumption the distribution of

  15. The Strengths Assessment Inventory: Reliability of a New Measure of Psychosocial Strengths for Youth

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    Brazeau, James N.; Teatero, Missy L.; Rawana, Edward P.; Brownlee, Keith; Blanchette, Loretta R.

    2012-01-01

    A new measure, the Strengths Assessment Inventory-Youth self-report (SAI-Y), was recently developed to assess the strengths of children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 18 years. The SAI-Y differs from similar measures in that it provides a comprehensive assessment of strengths that are intrinsic to the individual as well as strengths

  16. Human Placental Lactogen Induces CYP2E1 Expression via PI 3-Kinase Pathway in Female Human Hepatocytes

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    Lee, Jin Kyung; Chung, Hye Jin; Fischer, Liam; Fischer, James; Gonzalez, Frank J.

    2014-01-01

    The state of pregnancy is known to alter hepatic drug metabolism. Hormones that rise during pregnancy are potentially responsible for the changes. Here we report the effects of prolactin (PRL), placental lactogen (PL), and growth hormone variant (GH-v) on expression of major hepatic cytochromes P450 expression and a potential molecular mechanism underlying CYP2E1 induction by PL. In female human hepatocytes, PRL and GH-v showed either no effect or small and variable effects on mRNA expression of CYP1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1, 3A4, and 3A5. On the other hand, PL increased expression level of CYP2E1 mRNA with corresponding increases in CYP2E1 protein and activity levels. Results from hepatocytes and HepaRG cells indicate that PL does not affect the expression or activity of HNF1α, the known transcriptional activator of basal CYP2E1 expression. Furthermore, transient transfection studies and Western blot results showed that STAT signaling, the previously known mediator of PL actions in certain tissues, does not play a role in CYP2E1 induction by PL. A chemical inhibitor of PI3-kinase signaling significantly repressed the CYP2E1 induction by PL in human hepatocytes, suggesting involvement of PI3-kinase pathway in CYP2E1 regulation by PL. CYP2E1-humanized mice did not exhibit enhanced CYP2E1 expression during pregnancy, potentially because of interspecies differences in PL physiology. Taken together, these results indicate that PL induces CYP2E1 expression via PI3-kinase pathway in human hepatocytes. PMID:24408518

  17. Role for intestinal CYP2E1 in alcohol-induced circadian gene-mediated intestinal hyperpermeability

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    Voigt, Robin M.; Shaikh, Maliha; Tang, Yueming; Cederbaum, Arthur I.; Turek, Fred W.; Keshavarzian, Ali

    2013-01-01

    We have shown that alcohol increases Caco-2 intestinal epithelial cell monolayer permeability in vitro by inducing the expression of redox-sensitive circadian clock proteins CLOCK and PER2 and that these proteins are necessary for alcohol-induced hyperpermeability. We hypothesized that alcohol metabolism by intestinal Cytochrome P450 isoform 2E1 (CYP2E1) could alter circadian gene expression (Clock and Per2), resulting in alcohol-induced hyperpermeability. In vitro Caco-2 intestinal epithelial cells were exposed to alcohol, and CYP2E1 protein, activity, and mRNA were measured. CYP2E1 expression was knocked down via siRNA and alcohol-induced hyperpermeability, and CLOCK and PER2 protein expression were measured. Caco-2 cells were also treated with alcohol or H2O2 with or without N-acetylcysteine (NAC) anti-oxidant, and CLOCK and PER2 proteins were measured at 4 or 2 h. In vivo Cyp2e1 protein and mRNA were also measured in colon tissue from alcohol-fed mice. Alcohol increased CYP2E1 protein by 93% and enzyme activity by 69% in intestinal cells in vitro. Alcohol feeding also increased mouse colonic Cyp2e1 protein by 73%. mRNA levels of Cyp2e1 were not changed by alcohol in vitro or in mouse intestine. siRNA knockdown of CYP2E1 in Caco-2 cells prevented alcohol-induced hyperpermeability and induction of CLOCK and PER2 proteins. Alcohol-induced and H2O2-induced increases in intestinal cell CLOCK and PER2 were significantly inhibited by treatment with NAC. We concluded that our data support a novel role for intestinal CYP2E1 in alcohol-induced intestinal hyperpermeability via a mechanism involving CYP2E1-dependent induction of oxidative stress and upregulation of circadian clock proteins CLOCK and PER2. PMID:23660503

  18. The cognition-enhancing activity of E1R, a novel positive allosteric modulator of sigma-1 receptors

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    Zvejniece, L; Vavers, E; Svalbe, B; Vilskersts, R; Domracheva, I; Vorona, M; Veinberg, G; Misane, I; Stonans, I; Kalvinsh, I; Dambrova, M

    2014-01-01

    Background and Purpose Here, we describe the in vitro and in vivo effects of (4R,5S)-2-(5-methyl-2-oxo-4-phenyl-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-acetamide (E1R), a novel positive allosteric modulator of sigma-1 receptors. Experimental Approach E1R was tested for sigma receptor binding activity in a [3H](+)-pentazocine assay, in bradykinin (BK)-induced intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) assays and in an electrically stimulated rat vas deferens model. E1R's effects on cognitive function were tested using passive avoidance (PA) and Y-maze tests in mice. A selective sigma-1 receptor antagonist (NE-100), was used to study the involvement of the sigma-1 receptor in the effects of E1R. The open-field test was used to detect the effects of E1R on locomotion. Key Results Pretreatment with E1R enhanced the selective sigma-1 receptor agonist PRE-084's stimulating effect during a model study employing electrically stimulated rat vasa deferentia and an assay measuring the BK-induced [Ca2+]i increase. Pretreatment with E1R facilitated PA retention in a dose-related manner. Furthermore, E1R alleviated the scopolamine-induced cognitive impairment during the PA and Y-maze tests in mice. The in vivo and in vitro effects of E1R were blocked by treatment with the selective sigma-1 receptor antagonist NE-100. E1R did not affect locomotor activity. Conclusion and Implications E1R is a novel 4,5-disubstituted derivative of piracetam that enhances cognition and demonstrates efficacy against scopolamine-induced cholinergic dysfunction in mice. These effects are attributed to its positive modulatory action on the sigma-1 receptor and this activity may be relevant when developing new drugs for treating cognitive symptoms related to neurodegenerative diseases. PMID:24490863

  19. Strain rate, temperature, and humidity on strength and moduli of a graphite/epoxy composite

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    Lifshitz, J. M.

    1981-01-01

    Results of an experimental study of the influence of strain rate, temperature and humidity on the mechanical behavior of a graphite/epoxy fiber composite are presented. Three principal strengths (longitudinal, transverse and shear) and four basic moduli (E1, E2, G12 and U12) of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite were followed as a function of strain rate, temperature and humidity. Each test was performed at a constant tensile strain rate in an environmental chamber providing simultaneous temperature and humidity control. Prior to testing, specimens were given a moisture preconditioning treatment at 60 C. Values for the matrix dominated moduli and strength were significantly influenced by both environmental and rate parameters, whereas the fiber dominated moduli were not. However, the longitudinal strength was significantly influenced by temperature and moisture content. A qualitative explanation for these observations is presented.

  20. CD36 is a co-receptor for hepatitis C virus E1 protein attachment.

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    Cheng, Jun-Jun; Li, Jian-Rui; Huang, Meng-Hao; Ma, Lin-Lin; Wu, Zhou-Yi; Jiang, Chen-Chen; Li, Wen-Jing; Li, Yu-Huan; Han, Yan-Xing; Li, Hu; Chen, Jin-Hua; Wang, Yan-Xiang; Song, Dan-Qing; Peng, Zong-Gen; Jiang, Jian-Dong

    2016-01-01

    The cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) is a membrane protein related to lipid metabolism. We show that HCV infection in vitro increased CD36 expression in either surface or soluble form. HCV attachment was facilitated through a direct interaction between CD36 and HCV E1 protein, causing enhanced entry and replication. The HCV co-receptor effect of CD36 was independent of that of SR-BI. CD36 monoclonal antibodies neutralized the effect of CD36 and reduced HCV replication. CD36 inhibitor sulfo-N-succinimidyl oleate (SSO), which directly bound CD36 but not SR-BI, significantly interrupted HCV entry, and therefore inhibited HCV replication. SSO's antiviral effect was seen only in HCV but not in other viruses. SSO in combination with known anti-HCV drugs showed additional inhibition against HCV. SSO was considerably safe in mice. Conclusively, CD36 interacts with HCV E1 and might be a co-receptor specific for HCV entry; thus, CD36 could be a potential drug target against HCV. PMID:26898231

  1. First Selenodetic Result from Chang'E-1 Lunar Orbiter Mission

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    Ping, Jinsong; Huang, Qian; Yan, Jianguo; Shi, Xian; Wang, Guangli; Sha, Kai; Tang, Geshi; Chen, Ming; Cao, Jianfeng

    The first Chinese lunar orbiter, Chang'E-1, was sent to the circle polar orbit of the moon on Nov. 5. During the first month mission checkout period and the following normal mission period, it has been tracked using Range and RR and VLBI method. The tracking data may contribute to both of the OD and the POD of the mission. At the same time, the laser altimeter has been operated to measure the topography of the moon with very high accuracy and spatial resolution. Using the domestic tracking data, POD of Chang'E-1 mission was carried out. It is expected to merge the tracking data with other missions so as to improve the lunar global gravity field. By combining the POD data and attitude information as well as other necessary telemetry messages, the topography of the moon was renewed. Based on the renewed lunar DEM information and the lunar gravity field, the lunar crastial sphere and the Moho surface have been estimated using a downward continuation analyzing method. It may contribute to the selenodetic researches by combining with the historic data.

  2. Ruthenium red protects HepG2 cells overexpressing CYP2E1 against acetaminophen cytotoxicity.

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    Holownia, Adam; Jablonski, Jakub; Skiepko, Anna; Mroz, Robert; Sitko, Edyta; Braszko, Jan J

    2009-01-01

    We studied the mechanisms of acetaminophen (APAP) cytotoxicity in HepG2 cells overexpressing cytochrome p4502E1, particularly the role of oxidative/nitrosative stress and ryanodine Ca2+ channel. Cells were grown for 24 h with APAP in the presence or absence of 4-methylpyrazole (4MP), L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), superoxide dismutase (SOD), or ruthenium red (RuR). Drug cytotoxicity was also tested in cells pretreated overnight with V-PYRRO/NO. APAP was without effect on empty vector-transfected cells, but damaged CYP2E1-transfected cells and this was abolished by RuR, reduced by 4MP, or V-PYRRO/NO but affected by L-NAME or SOD. APAP increased microsomal [3H]-ryanodine binding, while microsomal Ca2+ uptake was significantly lowered. RuR increased net microsomal Ca2+ uptake and normalized cytosolic Ca2+ levels. We can conclude that neither oxidative nor nitrosative stress is relevant to APAP cytotoxicity in cultured HepG2 cells, but our results point to ryanodine receptors as a potential crucial protein in the early stages of APAP cytotoxicity. PMID:18751681

  3. CD36 is a co-receptor for hepatitis C virus E1 protein attachment

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    Cheng, Jun-Jun; Li, Jian-Rui; Huang, Meng-Hao; Ma, Lin-Lin; Wu, Zhou-Yi; Jiang, Chen-Chen; Li, Wen-Jing; Li, Yu-Huan; Han, Yan-Xing; Li, Hu; Chen, Jin-Hua; Wang, Yan-Xiang; Song, Dan-Qing; Peng, Zong-Gen; Jiang, Jian-Dong

    2016-01-01

    The cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) is a membrane protein related to lipid metabolism. We show that HCV infection in vitro increased CD36 expression in either surface or soluble form. HCV attachment was facilitated through a direct interaction between CD36 and HCV E1 protein, causing enhanced entry and replication. The HCV co-receptor effect of CD36 was independent of that of SR-BI. CD36 monoclonal antibodies neutralized the effect of CD36 and reduced HCV replication. CD36 inhibitor sulfo-N-succinimidyl oleate (SSO), which directly bound CD36 but not SR-BI, significantly interrupted HCV entry, and therefore inhibited HCV replication. SSO’s antiviral effect was seen only in HCV but not in other viruses. SSO in combination with known anti-HCV drugs showed additional inhibition against HCV. SSO was considerably safe in mice. Conclusively, CD36 interacts with HCV E1 and might be a co-receptor specific for HCV entry; thus, CD36 could be a potential drug target against HCV. PMID:26898231

  4. Functional analysis of the C-terminal region of human adenovirus E1A reveals a misidentified nuclear localization signal

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    Cohen, Michael J.; King, Cason R.; Dikeakos, Jimmy D.; Mymryk, Joe S.

    2014-11-15

    The immortalizing function of the human adenovirus 5 E1A oncoprotein requires efficient localization to the nucleus. In 1987, a consensus monopartite nuclear localization sequence (NLS) was identified at the C-terminus of E1A. Since that time, various experiments have suggested that other regions of E1A influence nuclear import. In addition, a novel bipartite NLS was recently predicted at the C-terminal region of E1A in silico. In this study, we used immunofluorescence microscopy and co-immunoprecipitation analysis with importin-α to verify that full nuclear localization of E1A requires the well characterized NLS spanning residues 285–289, as well as a second basic patch situated between residues 258 and 263 ({sup 258}RVGGRRQAVECIEDLLNEPGQPLDLSCKRPRP{sup 289}). Thus, the originally described NLS located at the C-terminus of E1A is actually a bipartite signal, which had been misidentified in the existing literature as a monopartite signal, altering our understanding of one of the oldest documented NLSs. - Highlights: • Human adenovirus E1A is localized to the nucleus. • The C-terminus of E1A contains a bipartite nuclear localization signal (NLS). • This signal was previously misidentified to be a monopartite NLS. • Key basic amino acid residues within this sequence are highly conserved.

  5. Hepatitis C Virus E1 and E2 Proteins Used as Separate Immunogens Induce Neutralizing Antibodies with Additive Properties

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    Beaumont, Elodie; Roch, Emmanuelle; Chopin, Lucie; Roingeard, Philippe

    2016-01-01

    Various strategies involving the use of hepatitis C virus (HCV) E1 and E2 envelope glycoproteins as immunogens have been developed for prophylactic vaccination against HCV. However, the ideal mode of processing and presenting these immunogens for effective vaccination has yet to be determined. We used our recently described vaccine candidate based on full-length HCV E1 or E2 glycoproteins fused to the heterologous hepatitis B virus S envelope protein to compare the use of the E1 and E2 proteins as separate immunogens with their use as the E1E2 heterodimer, in terms of immunogenetic potential and the capacity to induce neutralizing antibodies. The specific anti-E1 and anti-E2 antibody responses induced in animals immunized with vaccine particles harboring the heterodimer were profoundly impaired with respect to those in animals immunized with particles harboring E1 and E2 separately. Moreover, the anti-E1 and anti-E2 antibodies had additive neutralizing properties that increase the cross-neutralization of heterologous strains of various HCV genotypes, highlighting the importance of including both E1 and E2 in the vaccine for an effective vaccination strategy. Our study has important implications for the optimization of HCV vaccination strategies based on HCV envelope proteins, regardless of the platform used to present these proteins to the immune system. PMID:26966906

  6. ROR? switches transcriptional mode of ERR? that results in transcriptional repression of CYP2E1 under ethanol-exposure.

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    Han, Yong-Hyun; Kim, Don-Kyu; Na, Tae-Young; Ka, Na-Lee; Choi, Hueng-Sik; Lee, Mi-Ock

    2016-02-18

    Increased cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) expression is the main cause of oxidative stress, which exacerbates alcoholic liver diseases (ALDs). Estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERR?) induces CYP2E1 expression and contributes to enhancing alcohol-induced liver injury. Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor alpha (ROR?) has antioxidative functions; however, potential cross-talk between ERR? and ROR? in the regulation of CYP2E1 has not been studied. We report that ROR? suppressed ERR?-mediated CYP2E1 expression. A physical interaction of ROR? with ERR? at the ERR?-response element in the CYP2E1 promoter was critical in this suppression. At this site, coregulator recruitment of ERR? was switched from coactivator p300 to the nuclear receptor corepressor 1 in the presence of ROR?. Cross-talk between ERR? and ROR? was demonstrated in vivo, in that administration of JC1-40, a ROR? activator, significantly decreased both CYP2E1 expression and the signs of liver injury in ethanol-fed mice, and this was accompanied by coregulator switching. Thus, this non-classical ROR? pathway switched the transcriptional mode of ERR?, leading to repression of alcohol-induced CYP2E1 expression, and this finding may provide a new therapeutic strategy against ALDs. PMID:26464440

  7. Complete Genome Sequence of Methanosphaerula palustris E1-9CT, a Hydrogenotrophic Methanogen Isolated from a Minerotrophic Fen Peatland

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    Browne, Patrick; Kyrpides, Nikos; Woyke, Tanja; Goodwin, Lynne; Detter, Chris; Yavitt, Joseph B.; Zinder, Stephen H.

    2015-01-01

    Here, we report the complete genome sequence (2.92Mb) of Methanosphaerula palustris E1-9CT, a methanogen isolated from a minerotrophic fen. This is the first genome report of the Methanosphaerula genus, within the Methanoregulaceae family, in the Methanomicrobiales order. E1-9CT relatives are found in a wide range of ecological and geographical settings. PMID:26543115

  8. RORα switches transcriptional mode of ERRγ that results in transcriptional repression of CYP2E1 under ethanol-exposure

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    Han, Yong-Hyun; Kim, Don-Kyu; Na, Tae-Young; Ka, Na-Lee; Choi, Hueng-Sik; Lee, Mi-Ock

    2016-01-01

    Increased cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) expression is the main cause of oxidative stress, which exacerbates alcoholic liver diseases (ALDs). Estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ) induces CYP2E1 expression and contributes to enhancing alcohol-induced liver injury. Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) has antioxidative functions; however, potential cross-talk between ERRγ and RORα in the regulation of CYP2E1 has not been studied. We report that RORα suppressed ERRγ-mediated CYP2E1 expression. A physical interaction of RORα with ERRγ at the ERRγ−response element in the CYP2E1 promoter was critical in this suppression. At this site, coregulator recruitment of ERRγ was switched from coactivator p300 to the nuclear receptor corepressor 1 in the presence of RORα. Cross-talk between ERRγ and RORα was demonstrated in vivo, in that administration of JC1–40, a RORα activator, significantly decreased both CYP2E1 expression and the signs of liver injury in ethanol-fed mice, and this was accompanied by coregulator switching. Thus, this non-classical RORα pathway switched the transcriptional mode of ERRγ, leading to repression of alcohol-induced CYP2E1 expression, and this finding may provide a new therapeutic strategy against ALDs. PMID:26464440

  9. Characterization and Whole Genome Analysis of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 E1-1374∧63nt Variants

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    Sabol, Ivan; Matovina, Mihaela; Si-Mohamed, Ali; Grce, Magdalena

    2012-01-01

    Background The variation of the most common Human papillomavirus (HPV) type found in cervical cancer, the HPV16, has been extensively investigated in almost all viral genes. The E1 gene variation, however, has been rarely studied. The main objective of the present investigation was to analyze the variability of the E6 and E1 genes, focusing on the recently identified E1-1374∧63nt variant. Methodology/Principal Findings Variation within the E6 of 786 HPV16 positive cervical samples was analyzed using high-resolution melting, while the E1-1374∧63nt duplication was assayed by PCR. Both techniques were supplemented with sequencing. The E1-1374∧63nt duplication was linked with the E-G350 and the E-C109/G350 variants. In comparison to the referent HPV16, the E1-1374∧63nt E-G350 variant was significantly associated with lower grade cervical lesions (p = 0.029), while the E1-1374∧63nt E-C109/G350 variant was equally distributed between high and low grade lesions. The E1-1374∧63nt variants were phylogenetically closest to E-G350 variant lineage (A2 sub-lineage based on full genome classification). The major differences between E1-1374∧63nt variants were within the LCR and the E6 region. On the other hand, changes within the E1 region were the major differences from the A2 sub-lineage, which has been historically but inconclusively associated with high grade cervical disease. Thus, the shared variations cannot explain the particular association of the E1-1374∧63nt variant with lower grade cervical lesions. Conclusions/Significance The E1 region has been thus far considered to be well conserved among all HPVs and therefore uninteresting for variability studies. However, this study shows that the variations within the E1 region could possibly affect cervical disease, since the E1-1374∧63nt E-G350 variant is significantly associated with lower grade cervical lesions, in comparison to the A1 and A2 sub-lineage variants. Furthermore, it appears that the silent variation 109T>C of the E-C109/G350 variant might have a significant role in the viral life cycle and warrants further study. PMID:22911739

  10. MicroRNA-16 Modulates HuR Regulation of Cyclin E1 in Breast Cancer Cells

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    Guo, Xun; Connick, Melanie C.; Vanderhoof, Jennifer; Ishak, Mohammad-Ali; Hartley, Rebecca S.

    2015-01-01

    RNA binding protein (RBPs) and microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression that are implicated in development of cancers. Although their individual roles have been studied, the crosstalk between RBPs and miRNAs is under intense investigation. Here, we show that in breast cancer cells, cyclin E1 upregulation by the RBP HuR is through specific binding to regions in the cyclin E1 mRNA 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) containing U-rich elements. Similarly, miR-16 represses cyclin E1, dependent on its cognate binding sites in the cyclin E1 3'UTR. Evidence in the literature indicates that HuR can regulate miRNA expression and recruit or dissociate RNA-induced silencing complexes (RISC). Despite this, miR-16 and HuR do not affect the others expression level or binding to the cyclin E1 3'UTR. While HuR overexpression partially blocks miR-16 repression of a reporter mRNA containing the cyclin E1 3'UTR, it does not block miR-16 repression of endogenous cyclin E1 mRNA. In contrast, miR-16 blocks HuR-mediated upregulation of cyclin E1. Overall our results suggest that miR-16 can override HuR upregulation of cyclin E1 without affecting HuR expression or association with the cyclin E1 mRNA. PMID:25830480

  11. Mammalian cytochrome CYP2E1 triggered differential gene regulation in response to trichloroethylene (TCE) in a transgenic poplar

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    Kang, Jun Won; Wilkerson, Hui-Wen; Farin, Federico M.; Bammler, Theo K.; Beyer, Richard P.; Strand, Stuart E.

    2011-01-01

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) is an important environmental contaminant of soil, groundwater, and air. Studies of the metabolism of TCE by poplar trees suggest that cytochrome P450 enzymes are involved. Using poplar genome microarrays, we report a number of putative genes that are differentially expressed in response to TCE. In a previous study, transgenic hybrid poplar plants expressing mammalian cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) had increased metabolism of TCE. In the vector control plants for this construct, 24 h following TCE exposure, 517 genes were upregulated and 650 genes were downregulated over 2-fold when compared with the non-exposed vector control plants. However, in the transgenic CYP2E1 plant, line 78, 1,601 genes were upregulated and 1,705 genes were downregulated over 2-fold when compared with the non-exposed transgenic CYP2E1 plant. It appeared that the CYP2E1 transgenic hybrid poplar plants overexpressing mammalian CYP2E1 showed a larger number of differentially expressed transcripts, suggesting a metabolic pathway for TCE to metabolites had been initiated by activity of CYP2E1 on TCE. These results suggest that either the over-expression of the CYP2E1 gene or the abundance of TCE metabolites from CYP450 2E1 activity triggered a strong genetic response to TCE. Particularly, cytochrome p450s, glutathione S-transferases, glucosyltransferases, and ABC transporters in the CYP2E1 transgenic hybrid poplar plants were highly expressed compared with in vector controls. PMID:20213342

  12. The Inactivation of Human CYP2E1 by Phenethyl Isothiocyanate, a Naturally Occurring Chemopreventive Agent, and Its Oxidative Bioactivation

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    Yoshigae, Yasushi; Sridar, Chitra; Kent, Ute M.

    2013-01-01

    Phenethylisothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring isothiocyanate and potent cancer chemopreventive agent, works by multiple mechanisms, including the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes, such as CYP2E1, that are involved in the bioactivation of carcinogens. PEITC has been reported to be a mechanism-based inactivator of some P450s. We describe here the possible mechanism for the inactivation of human CYP2E1 by PEITC, as well as the putative intermediate that might be involved in the bioactivation of PEITC. PEITC inactivated recombinant CYP2E1 with a partition ratio of 12, and the inactivation was not inhibited in the presence of glutathione (GSH) and not fully recovered by dialysis. The inactivation of CYP2E1 by PEITC is due to both heme destruction and protein modification, with the latter being the major pathway for inactivation. GSH-adducts of phenethyl isocyanate (PIC) and phenethylamine were detected during the metabolism by CYP2E1, indicating formation of PIC as a reactive intermediate following P450-catalyzed desulfurization of PEITC. Surprisingly, PIC bound covalently to CYP2E1 to form protein adducts but did not inactivate the enzyme. Liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy analysis of the inactivated CYP2E1 apo-protein suggests that a reactive sulfur atom generated during desulfurization of PEITC is involved in the inactivation of CYP2E1. Our data suggest that the metabolism of PEITC by CYP2E1 that results in the inactivation of CYP2E1 may occur by a mechanism similar to that observed with other sulfur-containing compounds, such as parathion. Digestion of the inactivated enzyme and analysis by SEQUEST showed that Cys 268 may be the residue modified by PIC. PMID:23371965

  13. Formation of the complex of bovine papillomavirus E1 and E2 proteins is modulated by E2 phosphorylation and depends upon sequences within the carboxyl terminus of E1.

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    Lusky, M; Fontane, E

    1991-01-01

    The 68-kDa bovine papillomavirus (BPV) type 1 replication protein E1 and the 48-kDa transactivator protein E2 form a complex that specifically binds DNA [Mohr, I.J., Clark, R., Sun, S., Androphy, E.J., MacPherson, P. & Botchan, M.R. (1990) Science 250, 1694-1699]. We have confirmed this observation and shown that the E1-E2 complex binds to DNA fragments that contain the BPV plasmid maintenance sequence 1 and a site for the initiation of bidirectional BPV DNA synthesis. The E1 protein was found to bind preferentially to non- or underphosphorylated species of E2, suggesting that the phosphorylation state of E2 modulates the association of the two proteins. Replication-deficient E1 mutants with single amino acid substitutions and deletions in the carboxyl terminus failed to interact with E2, indicating that a region in the E1 carboxyl terminus is required for E1 to interact with E2. Our results suggest that the replication deficiency of some E1 mutants reflects their inability to associate with E2. Images PMID:1648739

  14. Dynamic Strength Ceramic Nanocomposites Under Pulse Loading

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    Skripnyak, Evgeniya G.; Skripnyak, Vladimir V.; Vaganova, Irina K.; Skripnyak, Vladimir A.

    2015-06-01

    Multi-scale computer simulation approach has been applied to research of strength of nanocomposites under dynamic loading. The influence of mesoscopic substructures on the dynamic strength of ceramic and hybrid nanocomposites, which can be formed using additive manufacturing were numerically investigated. At weak shock wave loadings the shear strength and the spall strength of ceramic and hybrid nanocomposites depends not only phase concentration and porosity, but size parameters of skeleton substructures. The influence of skeleton parameter on the shear strength and the spall strength of ceramic nanocomposites with the same concentration of phases decreases with increasing amplitude of the shock pulse of microsecond duration above the double amplitude of the Hugoniot elastic limit of nanocomposites. This research carried out in 2014 -2015 was supported by grant from The Tomsk State University Academic D.I. Mendeleev Fund Program and also Ministry of Sciences and Education of Russian Federation (State task 2014/223, project 1943, Agreement 14.132.

  15. The Measurements of Gamma-ray Spectrometers from China's Chang'E-1/2 Spacecrafts

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    Zhu, Meng-Hua; Chang, Jin; Ma, T.

    2012-07-01

    Gamma ray spectrometers, as one of the major payloads onboard China's Chang'E-1/2 spacecrafts, were aimed to provide maps of the abundances of major elements, O, Si, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Na, and Fe, and of the natural radioactive elements, U, Th, and K, in the subsurface of the Moon. These elements presented on the lunar surface are the end products of a series of processes (i.e., accumulation, collision, and modification), their measurements, therefore, could provide many important clues to understand the formation and evolution of the Moon. Gamma ray spectrometer onboard Chang'E-1spacecraft used a large CsI(Tl) crystal as its main detector to measure gamma rays from the Moon with energy resolution of 9%@662 keV while Chang'E-2 gamma ray spectrometer firstly used big LaBr3 crystal in the planetary detection with energy resolution of 3.61%@662 keV. Both gamma ray spectrometers used coincident technique to suppress the Compton effects and reduce the background gamma rays from the interactions from GCRs with spacecraft materials. Gamma rays from the Moon were measured in the energy range of 0.3 10 MeV with 512-channel spectrum every 3 seconds from a circle, polar-orbit but at a nominal altitude of 200 km and 100 km, respectively. Thorium and Potassium maps were derived from the one-year gamma ray measurements of Chang'E-1spacecraft. All these maps show good consistent with previous results from Lunar Prospector and Kaguya missions. Lunar terrains could be clearly classified on the basis of these compositions in relation with other characteristics. Chang'E-2 gamma ray spectrometer has only half-year detections, but since large LaBr3 crystal has higher energy resolution and higher detection efficiency, element distribution across the lunar surface could be obtained with higher precision. With the data set from Chang'E-2 gamma ray spectrometer, radioactive elements (K, and Th), and major elements (Fe, Ti, Si, Mg, Al, O, and Ca) distributions on the lunar surface have been derived. From present research, several new features have been found that are different from the results of Lunar Prospector gamma ray spectrometer.

  16. Fracture strength of silicon solar cells

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    Chen, C. P.

    1979-01-01

    A test program was developed to determine the nature and source of the flaw controlling the fracture of silicon solar cells and to provide information regarding the mechanical strength of cells. Significant changes in fracture strengths were found in seven selected in-process wafer-to-cell products from a manufacturer's production line. The fracture strength data were statistically analyzed and interpreted in light of the exterior flaw distribution of the samples.

  17. High-Strength Glass for Solar Applications

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    Bouquet, F. L.

    1987-01-01

    Technology for strengthening thin sections reviewed. Report reviews technology of high-strength glass for such solar applications as heat collectors, reflectors, and photovoltaic arrays. Discusses most feasible methods - heat strengthening and chemical strengthening of increasing strength of glass for solar-energy use. Also estimates cost and availability of high-strength glass and considers physical characteristics, amenability to back-silvering, and effects of atmospheric contamination.

  18. Muscular strength after total hip arthroplasty.

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    Winther, Siri B; Husby, Vigdis S; Foss, Olav A; Wik, Tina S; Svenningsen, Svein; Engdal, Monika; Haugan, Kristin; Husby, Otto S

    2016-02-01

    Background and purpose - Minimizing the decrease in muscular strength after total hip arthroplasty (THA) might allow patients to recover faster. We evaluated muscular strength in patients who were operated on using 3 surgical approaches. Patients and methods - In a prospective cohort study, 60 patients scheduled for primary THA were allocated to the direct lateral, posterior, or anterior approach. Leg press and abduction strength were evaluated 2 weeks or less preoperatively, 2 and 8 days postoperatively, and at 6-week and 3-month follow-up. Results - Differences in maximal strength change were greatest after 2 and 8 days. The posterior and anterior approaches produced less decrease in muscular strength than the direct lateral approach. 6 weeks postoperatively, the posterior approach produced greater increase in muscular strength than the direct lateral approach, and resulted in a greater increase in abduction strength than the anterior approach. At 3-month follow-up, no statistically significant differences between the groups were found. The operated legs were 18% weaker in leg press and 15% weaker in abduction than the unoperated legs, and the results were similar between groups. Interpretation - The posterior and anterior approaches appeared to have the least negative effect on abduction and leg press muscular strength in the first postoperative week; the posterior approach had the least negative effect, even up to 6 weeks postoperatively. THA patients have reduced muscle strength in the operated leg (compared to the unoperated leg) 3 months after surgery. PMID:26141371

  19. Strength properties of separators in alkaline solutions

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    Danko, T.

    1996-11-01

    Battery separator non-wovens that were coated with regenerated cellulose via the viscose process were subjected to storage in 40% potassium hydroxide (KOH) over a two month period. Samples were periodically checked for wet MD tensile strength. The test showed that among the non-wovens, the polyamide retained about 93% of its initial tensile strength whereas polyvinyl alcohol and cellulosic non-wovens retained only 55% and 35%, respectively. Adding a viscose coating to the non-wovens improved tensile strength retention by 20--25% for the polyvinyl alcohol and cellulosic materials. The viscose-coated polyamide retained more than 98% of its initial tensile strength.

  20. Strength Training in Individuals with Stroke

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    Eng, Janice J

    2012-01-01

    Purpose This paper reviews the mechanisms underlying the inability to generate force in individuals with stroke and summarizes the effects of strength training in these individuals. In addition, a systematic review of studies that have incorporated progressive strengthening interventions in individuals with stroke is presented. Summary of Key Points Central (e.g., motor recruitment) and peripheral (e.g., muscle atrophy) sources may alter muscle strength in individuals with stroke and further investigations are needed to partition and quantify their effects. As to the effect of strength training interventions in individuals with stroke, the majority of studies (albeit with small samples) that evaluated muscle strength as an outcome demonstrated improvements. With regard to the effect of strength training on functional outcomes in individuals with stroke, positive outcomes were found in less rigorous pre-test/post-test studies, but more conflicting results with controlled trials. Conclusions Although there is some suggestion that strength training alone can improve muscle strength, further research is required to optimize strength training and the transfer of these strength gains to functional tasks in individuals with stroke. PMID:23255839

  1. Accelerated Strength Testing of Thermoplastic Composites

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    Reeder, J. R.; Allen, D. H.; Bradley, W. L.

    1998-01-01

    Constant ramp strength tests on unidirectional thermoplastic composite specimens oriented in the 90 deg. direction were conducted at constant temperatures ranging from 149 C to 232 C. Ramp rates spanning 5 orders of magnitude were tested so that failures occurred in the range from 0.5 sec. to 24 hrs. (0.5 to 100,000 MPa/sec). Below 204 C, time-temperature superposition held allowing strength at longer times to be estimated from strength tests at shorter times but higher temperatures. The data indicated that a 50% drop in strength might be expected for this material when the test time is increased by 9 orders of magnitude. The shift factors derived from compliance data applied well to the strength results. To explain the link between compliance and strength, a viscoelastic fracture model was investigated. The model, which used compliance as input, was found to fit the strength data only if the critical fracture energy was allowed to vary with temperature reduced stress rate. This variation in the critical parameter severely limits its use in developing a robust time-dependent strength model. The significance of this research is therefore seen as providing both the indication that a more versatile acceleration method for strength can be developed and the evidence that such a method is needed.

  2. Strength Training in Children and Adolescents

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    Dahab, Katherine Stabenow; McCambridge, Teri Metcalf

    2009-01-01

    Context: Strength training in children, in combination with plyometric and/or agility training, has become an increasingly popular tactic for athletes to gain a competitive edge during the off-season. The present review clarifies some common myths associated with strength training in children, and it outlines the most current recommendations. Evidence Acquisition: Relevant studies on strength training in children and adolescents were reviewed (search results included studies indexed in PubMed and MEDLINE from 1980 through 2008). Also reviewed were recommendations from consensus guidelines and position statements applicable to strength training in youth. Results: Children can improve strength by 30% to 50% after just 8 to 12 weeks of a well-designed strength training program. Youth need to continue to train at least 2 times per week to maintain strength. The case reports of injuries related to strength training, including epiphyseal plate fractures and lower back injuries, are primarily attributed to the misuse of equipment, inappropriate weight, improper technique, or lack of qualified adult supervision. Conclusion: Youth—athletes and nonathletes alike—can successfully and safely improve their strength and overall health by participating in a well-supervised program. Trained fitness professionals play an essential role in ensuring proper technique, form, progression of exercises, and safety in this age group. PMID:23015875

  3. The effect of prostaglandin E1 on motility of the equine gut.

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    Hunt, J M; Gerring, E L

    1985-06-01

    Prostaglandin E1 was infused intravenously (25, 50 and 75 ng/kg/min) in three ponies. Changes in gastrointestinal mechanical and electrical activity were recorded from chronically implanted strain-gauge force transducers and electrodes. Dose-dependent responses were obtained: there were significant decreases in electrical spiking activity in the stomach, left large colon and small colon, with a corresponding decrease of activity in the left dorsal colon mechanogram. The small intestine was also affected, showing a decrease in both contraction rate and amplitude, which was more marked in the proximal jejunum than in the ileum. There was an association between these changes in gastrointestinal activity and the presence of discomfort and diminished gut sounds. PMID:4040579

  4. Prostaglandin E1 on Infradiaphragmatic Type of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection a Case Report

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    CIRSTOVEANU, Catalin; CINTEZA, Eliza; MARCU, Veronica; BIZUBAC, Mihaela; BALOMIR, Alina; BARASCU, Ileana; COMAN, Mariana; BALGRADEAN, Mihaela

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT We present the case of a newborn with severe pulmonary hypertension, diagnosed with infradiaphragmatic type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). The onset was in the first 10 days of life. Diagnosis was made by echocardiography and AngioCT. The pulmonary venous collector was surgically implanted into the left atrium in Germany, but the next month after surgery he developed cardiopulmonary insufficiency and died several days later. We would like to emphasize the importance of prostaglandin E1 administration in this particular case of infradiaphragmatic type of TAPVC and its usefulness in patient's stabilization until surgery. The prognosis in TAPVC, infradiaphragmatic type, is poor and is related mainly to the existence of pulmonary venous obstruction. PMID:23401727

  5. Combined System of Activated Sludge and Ozonation for the Treatment of Kraft E1 Effluent

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    Assalin, Marcia Regina; dos Santos Almeida, Edna; Durn, Nelson

    2009-01-01

    The treatment of paper mill effluent for COD, TOC, total phenols and color removal was investigated using combined activated sludge-ozonation processes and single processes. The combined activated sludge-O3/pH 10 treatment was able to remove around 80% of COD, TOC and color from Kraft E1 effluent. For the total phenols, the efficiency removal was around 70%. The ozonation post treatment carried out at pH 8.3 also showed better results than the single process. The COD, TOC, color and total phenols removal efficiency obtained were 75.5, 59.1, 77 and 52.3%, respectively. The difference in the concentrations of free radical produced by activated sludge-O3/pH 10 and activated sludge-O3/pH 8.3 affected mainly the TOC and total phenol removal values. PMID:19440438

  6. Behavioural and autonomic induction of prostaglandin E-1 fever in squirrel monkeys.

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    Crawshaw, L I; Stitt, J T

    1975-01-01

    1. Prostaglandins E1 (PGE1) was injected into the preoptic/anterior hypothalamic (PO/AH) area of the squirrel monkey. 2. Increases in rectal temperature (Tre) produced by PGE1 injections of 20 ng to 500 ng were dose-dependent. 3. When ambient temperature (Ta) was below the thermoneutral zone, increases in Tre were produced entirely by increases in metabolic rate. With Ta at the upper end of the thermoneutral zone, increases in Tre were produced by vasoconstriction in addition to lesser increases in metabolic rate. 4. During sessions of behavioural temperature regulation, PGE1 injections were followed by the selection of a higher Ta, increased skin temperature and subsequent increases in Tre. 5. PGE1 injections produce dose-dependent increases in Tre which are similar regardless of ambient temperature or whether behavioural or autonomic means are utilized to raise the heat content of the body. PMID:804544

  7. Joint Tracking of Chang'E-1 with VLBI and USB

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    Hu, Xiaogong

    Chinese lunar exploration mission Chang'E-I made use of a Chinese Unified S-Band (USB) system and a network of four Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) antennas to meet the orbit determination/predication requirements of spacecraft tracking and scientific data analysis, which for the first time handled telemetry and control for a spacecraft at a distance of about 380,000 km. Chang'E-1 provided a perfect chance to quantify the contributions of VLBI to orbit determination/predication, and to test and evaluate the performance of the USB-VLBI joint system. We investigate in this paper the quality of the data and analyze the precision of orbit determination with different data arcs and data combinations during the 2-week journey from Earth to Chang'E-1's lunar mission orbit, using GEODYN II orbit determination software. The residuals of VLBI delay is about 3 ns (RMS, root-mean-squares), the residuals of VLBI delay-rate is about 0.6 ps/s, the residuals of ranging is about 1 2 m and Doppler is about 1 cm/s. Three flight phases are invistigated, namely 3 phasing orbits near Earth, the translunar trajectory and the lunar catputed orbits. We found including of VLBI data substantially improved orbit precision for short data arcs, therefore VLBI played an important role in assessing spacecraft manuvore performance. Given the differential nature of VLBI observables and their errors mostly from BBC's nonlinear phase-frequency responses, it appears for longer data arcs the VLBI contribution is relatively minor. We conclude that for Chang'E-I, the inclusion of VLBI data improved substantially the performance of orbit determination and prediction, even though the VLBI data acquisition and correlation imposes a major burden on data processing.

  8. Quadriceps muscle strength in scoliosis

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    Swallow, E.B.; Barreiro, E.; Gosker, H.; Sathyapala, S.A.; Sanchez, F.; Hopkinson, N.S.; Moxham, J.; Schols, A.; Gea, J.; Polkey, M.I.

    2011-01-01

    Quadriceps muscle weakness is an important component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We hypothesised that quadriceps weakness would also be a feature of restrictive lung disease due to scoliosis. We studied 10 patients with severe scoliosis (median (interquartile range (IQR)) forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 35.3 (11)% predicted), 10 patients with severe COPD (FEV1 26.5 (9.0)% pred) and 10 healthy age-matched adults. We measured quadriceps strength, exercise capacity and analysed quadriceps muscle biopsies for myosin heavy-chain (MyHC) isoform expression and the presence of oxidative stress. Both groups exhibited quadriceps weakness with median (IQR) maximal voluntary contraction force being 46.0 (17.0) kg, 21.5 (21.0) kg and 31.5 (11.0) kg, respectively (p=0.02 and 0.04, respectively, for each patient group against controls). Oxidative stress was significantly greater in the quadriceps of both restrictive and COPD patients. The scoliosis patients exhibited a decrease in the proportion of MyHC type I compared with controls; median (IQR) 35.3 (18.5)% compared with 47.7 (9.3)%, p=0.028. The scoliosis patients also showed an increase in MyHC IIx (26.3 (15.5)% compared with 11.3 (13.0)%, p=0.01. Quadriceps weakness is a feature of severe scoliosis; the similarities between patients with scoliosis and patients with COPD suggest a common aetiology to quadriceps weakness in both conditions. PMID:19443534

  9. Conserved tyrosine 182 residue in hyperthermophilic esterase EstE1 plays a critical role in stabilizing the active site.

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    Truongvan, Ngoc; Chung, Hye-Shin; Jang, Sei-Heon; Lee, ChangWoo

    2016-03-01

    An aromatic amino acid, Tyr or Trp, located in the esterase active site wall, is highly conserved, with hyperthermophilic esterases showing preference for Tyr and lower temperature esterases showing preference for Trp. In this study, we investigated the role of Tyr(182) in the active site wall of hyperthermophilic esterase EstE1. Mutation of Tyr to Phe or Ala had a moderate effect on EstE1 thermal stability. However, a small-to-large mutation such as Tyr to His or Trp had a devastating effect on thermal stability. All mutant EstE1 enzymes showed reduced catalytic rates and enhanced substrate affinities as compared with wild-type EstE1. Hydrogen bond formation involving Tyr(182) was unimportant for maintaining EstE1 thermal stability, as the EstE1 structure is already adapted to high temperatures via increased intramolecular interactions. However, removal of hydrogen bond from Tyr(182) significantly decreased EstE1 catalytic activity, suggesting its role in stabilization of the active site. These results suggest that Tyr is preferred over a similarly sized Phe residue or bulky His or Trp residue in the active site walls of hyperthermophilic esterases for stabilizing the active site and regulating catalytic activity at high temperatures. PMID:26838013

  10. Adenovirus type 12 E1B 55-kilodalton oncoprotein promotes p53-mediated apoptotic response of ovarian cancer to cisplatin.

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    Wang, Junnai; Gao, Qinglei; Li, Qiang

    2015-08-01

    The tumor suppressor p53-mediated apoptotic response plays an important role in cisplatin resistant in ovarian cancer. The adenovirus (Ad) type 12 E1B 55-kDa protein binds to p53 and inactivates its transcriptional transactivation function. In this study, we test the hypothesis that Ad12 E1B 55-kDa oncoprotein promotes p53-mediated apoptotic response of ovarian cancer to cisplatin. First, we observed the upregulation protein level of p53 target genes in cisplatin-resistant or cisplatin-sensitive ovarian cancer by Western blotting. Second, after transfection of Ad12 E1b 55-kDa expression plasmid, the expressions of p53 target genes in A2780 cells were further enhanced. Co-IP experiment demonstrated Ad12 E1b 55 kDa associated with p53. MTT assay confirmed that the cell proliferation was enhanced after transfection, as well as the enhanced cell inhibitory rate in the presence of cisplatin. Using flow cytometry, transfection of Ad12 E1B 55-kDa protein induced apoptosis and promoted S-phase transition in proliferation. Finally, results showed that all these changes promoted by Ad12 E1b 55 kDa were attenuated by the exposure of specific inhibitor of p53 signaling, pifithrin-?. Taken together, we concluded that Ad E1B 55-kDa oncoprotein promotes p53-mediated apoptotic response of ovarian cancer to cisplatin. PMID:25820823

  11. The Transmembrane Domain of Hepatitis C Virus Glycoprotein E1 Is a Signal for Static Retention in the Endoplasmic Reticulum

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    Cocquerel, Laurence; Duvet, Sandrine; Meunier, Jean-Christophe; Pillez, André; Cacan, René; Wychowski, Czeslaw; Dubuisson, Jean

    1999-01-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoproteins E1 and E2 assemble to form a noncovalent heterodimer which, in the cell, accumulates in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Contrary to what is observed for proteins with a KDEL or a KKXX ER-targeting signal, the ER localization of the HCV glycoprotein complex is due to a static retention in this compartment rather than to its retrieval from the cis-Golgi region. A static retention in the ER is also observed when E2 is expressed in the absence of E1 or for a chimeric protein containing the ectodomain of CD4 in fusion with the transmembrane domain (TMD) of E2. Although they do not exclude the presence of an intracellular localization signal in E1, these data do suggest that the TMD of E2 is an ER retention signal for HCV glycoprotein complex. In this study chimeric proteins containing the ectodomain of CD4 or CD8 fused to the C-terminal hydrophobic sequence of E1 were shown to be localized in the ER, indicating that the TMD of E1 is also a signal for ER localization. In addition, these chimeric proteins were not processed by Golgi enzymes, indicating that the TMD of E1 is responsible for true retention in the ER, without recycling through the Golgi apparatus. Together, these data suggest that at least two signals (TMDs of E1 and E2) are involved in ER retention of the HCV glycoprotein complex. PMID:10074109

  12. The regulation of cytochrome P450 2E1 during LPS-induced inflammation in the rat

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    Abdulla, Dalya; Goralski, Kerry B.; Renton, Kenneth W. . E-mail: Ken.Renton@dal.ca

    2006-10-01

    It is well known that inflammatory and infectious conditions differentially regulate cytochrome P450 (P450)-mediated drug metabolism in the liver. We have previously outlined a potential pathway for the downregulation in hepatic cytochrome P450 following LPS-mediated inflammation in the CNS (Abdulla, D., Goralski, K.B., Garcia Del Busto Cano, E., Renton, K.W., 2005. The signal transduction pathways involved in hepatic cytochrome P450 regulation in the rat during an LPS-induced model of CNS inflammation. Drug Metab. Dispos). The purpose of this study was to outline the effects of LPS-induced peripheral and central nervous system inflammation on hepatic cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) in vivo, an enzyme that plays an important role in various physiological and pathological states. We report an increase in hepatic mRNA expression of CYP2E1 that occurred as early as 2-3 h following either the intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 5 mg/kg LPS or i.c.v. administration of 25 {mu}g of LPS. This increase in CYP2E1 mRNA expression was sustained for 24 h. In sharp contrast to the increase in hepatic CYP2E1 mRNA, we observed a significant reduction in the catalytic activity of this enzyme 24 h following either the i.c.v. or i.p. administration of LPS. Cycloheximide or actinomycin-D did not change the LPS-mediated downregulation in hepatic CYP2E1 catalytic activity. Our results support the idea that LPS acts at two different levels to regulate hepatic CYP2E1: a transcriptional level to increase CYP2E1 mRNA expression and a post-transcriptional level to regulate CYP2E1 protein and activity.

  13. Probabilistic Modeling of Ceramic Matrix Composite Strength

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    Shan, Ashwin R.; Murthy, Pappu L. N.; Mital, Subodh K.; Bhatt, Ramakrishna T.

    1998-01-01

    Uncertainties associated with the primitive random variables such as manufacturing process (processing temperature, fiber volume ratio, void volume ratio), constituent properties (fiber, matrix and interface), and geometric parameters (ply thickness, interphase thickness) have been simulated to quantify the scatter in the first matrix cracking strength (FMCS) and the ultimate tensile strength of SCS-6/RBSN (SiC fiber (SCS-6) reinforced reaction-bonded silicon nitride composite) ceramic matrix composite laminate at room temperature. Cumulative probability distribution function for the FMCS and ultimate tensile strength at room temperature (RT) of (0)(sub 8), (0(sub 2)/90(sub 2), and (+/-45(sub 2))(sub S) laminates have been simulated and the sensitivity of primitive variables to the respective strengths have been quantified. Computationally predicted scatter of the strengths for a uniaxial laminate have been compared with those from limited experimental data. Also the experimental procedure used in the tests has been described briefly. Results show a very good agreement between the computational simulation and the experimental data. Dominating failure modes in (0)(sub 8), (0/90)(sub s) and (+/-45)(sub S) laminates have been identified. Results indicate that the first matrix cracking strength for the (0)(sub S), and (0/90)(sub S) laminates is sensitive to the thermal properties, modulus and strengths of both the fiber and matrix whereas the ultimate tensile strength is sensitive to the fiber strength and the fiber volume ratio. In the case of a (+/-45)(sub S), laminate, both the FMCS and the ultimate tensile strengths have a small scatter range and are sensitive to the fiber tensile strength as well as the fiber volume ratio.

  14. Is grip strength a predictor for total muscle strength in healthy children, adolescents, and young adults?

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    Wind, Anne E; Takken, Tim; Helders, Paul J M; Engelbert, Raoul H H

    2010-03-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to examine whether grip strength is related to total muscle strength in children, adolescents, and young adults. The second purpose was to provide reference charts for grip strength, which could be used in the clinical and research setting. This cross-sectional study was performed at primary and secondary schools and the University of Applied Sciences. Three hundred and eighty-four healthy Dutch children, adolescents, and young adults at the age of 8 to 20 years participated. Isometric muscle strength was measured with a handheld dynamometer of four muscle groups (shoulder abductors, grip strength, hip flexors, and ankle dorsiflexors). Total muscle strength was a summing up of shoulder abductors, hip flexors, and ankle dorsiflexors. All physical therapists participated in a reliability study. The study was started when intratester and intertester reliability was high (Pearson correlation coefficient >0.8). Grip strength was strongly correlated with total muscle strength, with correlation coefficients between 0.736 and 0.890 (p < 0.01). However, the correlation was weaker when controlled for weight (0.485-0.564, p < 0.01). Grip strength is related to total muscle strength. This indicates, in the clinical setting, that grip strength can be used as a tool to have a rapid indication of someone's general muscle strength. The developed reference charts are suitable for evaluating muscle strength in children, adolescents, and young adults in clinical and research settings. PMID:19526369

  15. 46 CFR 127.420 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Strength. 127.420 Section 127.420 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENTS Construction of Windows, Visibility, and Operability of Coverings 127.420 Strength. Each window or...

  16. 46 CFR 127.420 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Strength. 127.420 Section 127.420 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENTS Construction of Windows, Visibility, and Operability of Coverings 127.420 Strength. Each window or...

  17. 46 CFR 127.420 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Strength. 127.420 Section 127.420 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENTS Construction of Windows, Visibility, and Operability of Coverings 127.420 Strength. Each window or...

  18. 46 CFR 160.017-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Strength. 160.017-17 Section 160.017-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Chain Ladder § 160.017-17 Strength. (a) Each chain ladder...

  19. 46 CFR 160.017-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Strength. 160.017-17 Section 160.017-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Chain Ladder § 160.017-17 Strength. (a) Each chain ladder...

  20. 46 CFR 160.017-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Strength. 160.017-17 Section 160.017-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Chain Ladder § 160.017-17 Strength. (a) Each chain ladder...

  1. 46 CFR 160.017-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Strength. 160.017-17 Section 160.017-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Chain Ladder § 160.017-17 Strength. (a) Each chain ladder...

  2. 46 CFR 163.003-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Strength. 163.003-17 Section 163.003-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL CONSTRUCTION Pilot Ladder § 163.003-17 Strength. (a) Each pilot ladder must...

  3. 46 CFR 160.017-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Strength. 160.017-17 Section 160.017-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Chain Ladder § 160.017-17 Strength. (a) Each chain ladder...

  4. 46 CFR 163.003-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Strength. 163.003-17 Section 163.003-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL CONSTRUCTION Pilot Ladder § 163.003-17 Strength. (a) Each pilot ladder must...

  5. 46 CFR 163.003-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Strength. 163.003-17 Section 163.003-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL CONSTRUCTION Pilot Ladder § 163.003-17 Strength. (a) Each pilot ladder must...

  6. 46 CFR 163.003-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Strength. 163.003-17 Section 163.003-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL CONSTRUCTION Pilot Ladder § 163.003-17 Strength. (a) Each pilot ladder must...

  7. 46 CFR 163.003-17 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Strength. 163.003-17 Section 163.003-17 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL CONSTRUCTION Pilot Ladder § 163.003-17 Strength. (a) Each pilot ladder must...

  8. Testing Spaghetti's Strength, or Lots of Pastabilities.

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    McDuffie, Thomas E., Jr.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a classroom activity that explores the strength of spaghetti. Provides students an opportunity to explore a common substance in a scientific way; measure the strength of various sizes and amounts of spaghetti; gather, record, and translate quantitative data; use calculators; and present data. (YDS)

  9. 7 CFR 29.2303 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Strength. 29.2303 Section 29.2303 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Strength. The stress a tobacco leaf can bear without tearing. (See chart, 29.2351.)...

  10. Effects of Directional Exercise on Lingual Strength

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    Clark, Heather M.; O'Brien, Katy; Calleja, Aimee; Corrie, Sarah Newcomb

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the application of known muscle training principles to tongue strengthening exercises and to answer the following research questions: (a) Did lingual strength increase following 9 weeks of training? (b) Did training conducted using an exercise moving the tongue in one direction result in strength changes for tongue movements in

  11. 7 CFR 29.6040 - Strength (tensile).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Strength (tensile). 29.6040 Section 29.6040 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards... REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Definitions 29.6040 Strength (tensile). The stress a tobacco...

  12. 7 CFR 29.2555 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Strength. 29.2555 Section 29.2555 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing...-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type 96) 29.2555 Strength. The stress a tobacco leaf...

  13. Strength Development and Motor-Sports Improvement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clarke, H. Harrison, Ed.

    1974-01-01

    This document examines the effects of strength-development programs on the improvement of motor skills and sports competencies. Part one defines various terms used throughout the development studies. Part two discusses the mixed results of experiments involving speed of movement as the motor item indicative of strength development. Part three

  14. Effects of Directional Exercise on Lingual Strength

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Heather M.; O'Brien, Katy; Calleja, Aimee; Corrie, Sarah Newcomb

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the application of known muscle training principles to tongue strengthening exercises and to answer the following research questions: (a) Did lingual strength increase following 9 weeks of training? (b) Did training conducted using an exercise moving the tongue in one direction result in strength changes for tongue movements in…

  15. The Strengths Revolution: A Positive Psychology Perspective

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    Peterson, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Christopher Peterson received the Circle of Courage Award and made the following address in a symposium on "The Strength-Based Revolution" at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (Peterson & Brendtro, 2008). Dr. Peterson shared personal reflections on the strengths movement, which is transforming youth development. His presentation shows…

  16. Asymmetry of Muscle Strength in Elite Athletes

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    Drid, Patrik; Drapsin, Miodrag; Trivic, Tatjana; Lukac, Damir; Obadov, Slavko; Milosevic, Zoran

    2009-01-01

    "Study aim": To determine muscle strength variables in elite judoists and wrestlers since thigh muscle strength and bilaterally balanced flexor-to-extensor ratio minimise injury risk and are desirable for achieving sport successes. "Material and methods": Judoists, wrestlers and untrained subjects, 10 each, were subjected to isokinetic strength…

  17. Tensile Strength Measurements on Biopolymer Films

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stevens, Eugene S.; Poliks, Mark D.

    2003-07-01

    An experiment is described in which students prepare biopolymer (agar, gelatin, and starch) films from aqueous solution and measure the tensile strengths of the films using easily constructed equipment. Agar and gelatin form moderately strong films. Starch forms weak films but the strength is increased by combining with agar and gelatin.

  18. The Strengths Revolution: A Positive Psychology Perspective

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peterson, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Christopher Peterson received the Circle of Courage Award and made the following address in a symposium on "The Strength-Based Revolution" at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (Peterson & Brendtro, 2008). Dr. Peterson shared personal reflections on the strengths movement, which is transforming youth development. His presentation shows

  19. 46 CFR 177.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Strength. 177.1020 Section 177.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 177.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means...

  20. 46 CFR 177.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Strength. 177.1020 Section 177.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 177.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means...

  1. 46 CFR 177.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Strength. 177.1020 Section 177.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 177.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means...

  2. 46 CFR 177.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Strength. 177.1020 Section 177.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 177.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means...

  3. 46 CFR 127.420 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Strength. 127.420 Section 127.420 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENTS Construction of Windows, Visibility, and Operability of Coverings 127.420 Strength. Each window or...

  4. 46 CFR 177.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Strength. 177.1020 Section 177.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 177.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means...

  5. 46 CFR 116.1020 - Strength.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Strength. 116.1020 Section 116.1020 Shipping COAST GUARD... OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MORE THAN 49 PASSENGERS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Window Construction and Visibility 116.1020 Strength. Each window, port hole, and its means of attachment to the hull or deck...

  6. Strength Training, Not Only for the Young.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Munnings, Frances

    1993-01-01

    Research indicates that increased strength leads to improved balance and functional mobility and that nearly every senior patient can benefit from basic resistance training. The article provides guidelines for physicians on prescribing resistance training and for patients on increasing strength. (SM)

  7. Strength enhancement process for prealloyed powder superalloys

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Waters, W. J.; Freche, J. C.

    1977-01-01

    A technique involving superplastic processing and high pressure autoclaving was applied to a nickel base prealloyed powder alloy. Tensile strengths as high as 2865 MN/sq m at 480 C were obtained with as-superplastically deformed material. Appropriate treatments yielding materials with high temperature tensile and stress rupture strengths were also devised.

  8. The Strengths of Black Families Revisited.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hudgins, John L.

    1992-01-01

    Presents the "Strengths of Black Families" of R. B. Hill (1972) as a paradigm for understanding family behavior. Introduces the practice approach to these strengths in the work of E. Hall and G. King (1982) that is effective for developing family intervention strategies related to social and economic problems. (SLD)

  9. Tools for Building on Youth Strengths

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cox, Kathy

    2008-01-01

    While rhetoric about strength-based approaches abounds, this perspective has not penetrated the front lines of practice. Many programs serving troubled youngsters are still mired in a deficit and deviance orientation. This article provides practical strategies for assessing the strengths of children and developing interventions to tap their assets

  10. Oxide driven strength evolution of silicon surfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grutzik, Scott J.; Milosevic, Erik; Boyce, Brad L.; Zehnder, Alan T.

    2015-11-01

    Previous experiments have shown a link between oxidation and strength changes in single crystal silicon nanostructures but provided no clues as to the mechanisms leading to this relationship. Using atomic force microscope-based fracture strength experiments, molecular dynamics modeling, and measurement of oxide development with angle resolved x-ray spectroscopy we study the evolution of strength of silicon (111) surfaces as they oxidize and with fully developed oxide layers. We find that strength drops with partial oxidation but recovers when a fully developed oxide is formed and that surfaces intentionally oxidized from the start maintain their high initial strengths. MD simulations show that strength decreases with the height of atomic layer steps on the surface. These results are corroborated by a completely separate line of testing using micro-scale, polysilicon devices, and the slack chain method in which strength recovers over a long period of exposure to the atmosphere. Combining our results with insights from prior experiments we conclude that previously described strength decrease is a result of oxidation induced roughening of an initially flat silicon (1 1 1) surface and that this effect is transient, a result consistent with the observation that surfaces flatten upon full oxidation.

  11. The genetic architecture of maize stalk strength

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Stalk strength is an important trait in maize (Zea mays L.). Strong stalks reduce lodging and maximize harvestable yield. Studies show rind penetrometer resistance (RPR), or the force required to pierce a stalk rind with a spike, is a valid approximation of strength. We measured RPR across 4,892 rec...

  12. Surfactant effects on soil aggregate tensile strength

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Little is known regarding a soil aggregate's tensile strength response to surfactants that may be applied to alleviate soil water repellency. Two laboratory investigations were performed to determine surfactant effects on the tensile strength of 1) Ap horizons of nine wettable, agricultural soils co...

  13. Electron impact collision strengths in Ne VII

    SciTech Connect

    Di, L.; Shi, J.R.; Zhao, G.

    2012-07-15

    The lines of Ne VII have been observed in many astronomical objects, and some transitions from high energy levels were observed both in Seyfert galaxies and stellar coronae. Thus, the atomic data for these transitions are important for modeling. Using the code FAC we calculated the collision strengths based on the distorted-wave method with large configuration interactions included. The Maxwellian averaged effective collision strengths covering the typical temperature range of astronomical and laboratory hot plasmas are presented. We extend the calculation of the energy levels to n=4 and 5. The energy levels, wavelengths, spontaneous transition rates, weighted oscillator strengths, and effective collision strengths were reported. Compared with the results from experiment or previous theoretical calculations a general agreement is found. It is found that the resonance effects are important in calculating the effective collision strengths.

  14. Factors which affect fatigue strength of fasteners

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Skochko, G. W.; Herrmann, T. P.

    1992-11-01

    Axial load cycling fatigue tests of threaded fasteners are useful in determining fastener fatigue failure or design properties. By using appropriate design factors between the failure and design fatigue strengths, such tests are used to establish fatigue failure and design parameters of fasteners for axial and bending cyclic load conditions. This paper reviews the factors which influence the fatigue strength of low alloy steel threaded fasteners, identifies those most significant to fatigue strength, and provides design guidelines based on the direct evaluation of fatigue tests of threaded fasteners. Influences on fatigue strength of thread manufacturing process (machining and rolling of threads), effect of fastener membrane and bending stresses, thread root radii, fastener sizes, fastener tensile strength, stress relaxation, mean stress, and test temperature are discussed.

  15. Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth

    PubMed Central

    Barber, Asa H.; Lu, Dun; Pugno, Nicola M.

    2015-01-01

    The teeth of limpets exploit distinctive composite nanostructures consisting of high volume fractions of reinforcing goethite nanofibres within a softer protein phase to provide mechanical integrity when rasping over rock surfaces during feeding. The tensile strength of discrete volumes of limpet tooth material measured using in situ atomic force microscopy was found to range from 3.0 to 6.5 GPa and was independent of sample size. These observations highlight an absolute material tensile strength that is the highest recorded for a biological material, outperforming the high strength of spider silk currently considered to be the strongest natural material, and approaching values comparable to those of the strongest man-made fibres. This considerable tensile strength of limpet teeth is attributed to a high mineral volume fraction of reinforcing goethite nanofibres with diameters below a defect-controlled critical size, suggesting that natural design in limpet teeth is optimized towards theoretical strength limits. PMID:25694539

  16. Interfacial shear strengths between carbon nanotubes.

    PubMed

    Li, Chengxiang; Liu, Yilun; Yao, Xuefeng; Ito, Masaei; Noguchi, Toru; Zheng, Quanshui

    2010-03-19

    Interfacial shear strengths or static frictions between carbon nanotubes (CNT) in contact at different cross angles are studied by using atomic mechanics. It is shown that the axial interfacial shear strengths between parallel CNTs in commensurate are two orders of magnitude greater than those in incommensurate. This strong chiral dependence is not surprising and is similar to that of the friction between two graphite basal planes. In contrast, we find that the interfacial shear strengths of crossly contacted CNT pairs are much less dependent upon chirality. The estimated values of interfacial shear strengths, ranging from 0.05 to 0.35 GPa, agree very well with experimentally measured results available in the literature. These results may thus be used as a basis for explaining the observed tension strengths of CNT bundles and films that are mainly bonded by van der Waals interactions and the mechanical behaviors of composite materials with highly concentrated CNTs. PMID:20173225

  17. Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth.

    PubMed

    Barber, Asa H; Lu, Dun; Pugno, Nicola M

    2015-04-01

    The teeth of limpets exploit distinctive composite nanostructures consisting of high volume fractions of reinforcing goethite nanofibres within a softer protein phase to provide mechanical integrity when rasping over rock surfaces during feeding. The tensile strength of discrete volumes of limpet tooth material measured using in situ atomic force microscopy was found to range from 3.0 to 6.5 GPa and was independent of sample size. These observations highlight an absolute material tensile strength that is the highest recorded for a biological material, outperforming the high strength of spider silk currently considered to be the strongest natural material, and approaching values comparable to those of the strongest man-made fibres. This considerable tensile strength of limpet teeth is attributed to a high mineral volume fraction of reinforcing goethite nanofibres with diameters below a defect-controlled critical size, suggesting that natural design in limpet teeth is optimized towards theoretical strength limits. PMID:25694539

  18. Development of K-Basin High-Strength Homogeneous Sludge Simulants and Correlations Between Unconfined Compressive Strength and Shear Strength

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    Onishi, Yasuo; Baer, Ellen BK; Chun, Jaehun; Yokuda, Satoru T.; Schmidt, Andrew J.; Sande, Susan; Buchmiller, William C.

    2011-02-20

    K-Basin sludge will be stored in the Sludge Transport and Storage Containers (STSCs) at an interim storage location on Central Plateau before being treated and packaged for disposal. During the storage period, sludge in the STSCs may consolidate/agglomerate, potentially resulting in high-shear-strength material. The Sludge Treatment Project (STP) plans to use water jets to retrieve K-Basin sludge after the interim storage. STP has identified shear strength to be a key parameter that should be bounded to verify the operability and performance of sludge retrieval systems. Determining the range of sludge shear strength is important to gain high confidence that a water-jet retrieval system can mobilize stored K-Basin sludge from the STSCs. The shear strength measurements will provide a basis for bounding sludge properties for mobilization and erosion. Thus, it is also important to develop potential simulants to investigate these phenomena. Long-term sludge storage tests conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) show that high-uranium-content K-Basin sludge can self-cement and form a strong sludge with a bulk shear strength of up to 65 kPa. Some of this sludge has 'paste' and 'chunks' with shear strengths of approximately 3-5 kPa and 380-770 kPa, respectively. High-uranium-content sludge samples subjected to hydrothermal testing (e.g., 185 C, 10 hours) have been observed to form agglomerates with a shear strength up to 170 kPa. These high values were estimated by measured unconfined compressive strength (UCS) obtained with a pocket penetrometer. Due to its ease of use, it is anticipated that a pocket penetrometer will be used to acquire additional shear strength data from archived K-Basin sludge samples stored at the PNNL Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) hot cells. It is uncertain whether the pocket penetrometer provides accurate shear strength measurements of the material. To assess the bounding material strength and potential for erosion, it is important to compare the measured shear strength to penetrometer measurements and to develop a correlation (or correlations) between UCS measured by a pocket penetrometer and direct shear strength measurements for various homogeneous and heterogeneous simulants. This study developed 11 homogeneous simulants, whose shear strengths vary from 4 to 170 kPa. With these simulants, we developed correlations between UCS measured by a Geotest E-280 pocket penetrometer and shear strength values measured by a Geonor H-60 hand-held vane tester and a more sophisticated bench-top unit, the Haake M5 rheometer. This was achieved with side-by-side measurements of the shear strength and UCS of the homogeneous simulants. The homogeneous simulants developed under this study consist of kaolin clay, plaster of Paris, and amorphous alumina CP-5 with water. The simulants also include modeling clay. The shear strength of most of these simulants is sensitive to various factors, including the simulant size, the intensity of mixing, and the curing time, even with given concentrations of simulant components. Table S.1 summarizes these 11 simulants and their shear strengths.

  19. Artificial Recruitment of UAF1-USP Complexes by a PHLPP1-E1 Chimeric Helicase Enhances Human Papillomavirus DNA Replication

    PubMed Central

    Gagnon, David; Lehoux, Michaël

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT The E1 helicase from anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) types interacts with the cellular WD repeat-containing protein UAF1 in complex with the deubiquitinating enzyme USP1, USP12, or USP46. This interaction stimulates viral DNA replication and is required for maintenance of the viral episome in keratinocytes. E1 associates with UAF1 through a short UAF1-binding site (UBS) located within the N-terminal 40 residues of the protein. Here, we investigated if the E1 UBS could be replaced by the analogous domain from an unrelated protein, the pleckstrin homology domain and leucine-rich repeat protein phosphatase 1 (PHLPP1). We found that PHLPP1 and E1 interact with UAF1 in a mutually exclusive manner and mapped the minimal PHLPP1 UBS (PUBS) to a 100-amino-acid region sufficient for assembly into UAF1-USP complexes. Similarly to the E1 UBS, overexpression of PUBS in trans inhibited HPV DNA replication, albeit less efficiently. Characterization of a PHLPP1-E1 chimeric helicase revealed that PUBS could partially substitute for the E1 UBS in enhancing viral DNA replication and that the stimulatory effect of PUBS likely involves recruitment of UAF1-USP complexes, as it was abolished by mutations that weaken UAF1-binding and by overexpression of catalytically inactive USPs. Although functionally similar to the E1 UBS, PUBS is larger in size and requires both the WD repeat region and C-terminal ubiquitin-like domain of UAF1 for interaction, in contrast to E1, which does not contact the latter. Overall, this comparison of two heterologous UBSs indicates that these domains function as transferable protein interaction modules and provide further evidence that the association of E1 with UAF1-containing deubiquitinating complexes stimulates HPV DNA replication. IMPORTANCE The E1 protein from anogenital HPV types interacts with the UAF1-associated deubiquitinating enzymes USP1, USP12, and USP46 to stimulate replication of the viral genome. Little is known about the molecular nature of the E1-UAF1 interaction and, more generally, how UAF1-USP complexes recognize their substrate proteins. To address this question, we characterized the UAF1-binding site (UBS) of PHLPP1, a protein unrelated to E1. Using a PHLPP1-E1 chimeric helicase, we show that the PHLPP1 UBS (PUBS) can partially substitute for the E1 UBS in stimulating HPV DNA replication. This stimulation required conserved sequences in PUBS that meditate its interaction with UAF1, including a motif common to the E1 UBS. These results indicate that UAF1-binding sequences function as transferable protein interaction modules and provide further evidence that UAF1-USP complexes stimulate HPV DNA replication. PMID:25833051

  20. The character strengths of class clowns.

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    Ruch, Willibald; Platt, Tracey; Hofmann, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Class clowns traditionally were studied as a type concept and identified via sociometric procedures. In the present study a variable-centered approach was favored and class clown behaviors were studied in the context of character strengths, orientations to happiness and satisfaction with life. A sample of 672 Swiss children and adolescents filled in an 18 item self-report instrument depicting class clown behaviors. A hierarchical model of class clown behaviors was developed distinguishing a general factor and the four positively correlated dimensions of "identified as a class clown," "comic talent," "disruptive rule-breaker," and "subversive joker." Analysis of the general factor showed that class clowns were primarily male, and tended to be seen as class clowns by the teacher. Analyses of the 24 character strengths of the VIA-Youth (Park and Peterson, 2006) showed that class clowns were high in humor and leadership, and low in strengths like prudence, self-regulation, modesty, honesty, fairness, perseverance, and love of learning. An inspection of signature strengths revealed that 75% of class clowns had humor as a signature strength. Furthermore, class clown behaviors were generally shown by students indulging in a life of pleasure, but low life of engagement. The four dimensions yielded different character strengths profiles. While all dimensions of class clowns behaviors were low in temperance strengths, the factors "identified as the class clown" and "comic talent" were correlated with leadership strengths and the two negative factors ("disruptive rule-breaker," "subversive joker") were low in other directed strengths. The disruptive rule breaking class clown was additionally low in intellectual strengths. While humor predicted life satisfaction, class clowning tended to go along with diminished satisfaction with life. It is concluded that different types of class clowns need to be kept apart and need different attention by teachers. PMID:25324796

  1. The character strengths of class clowns

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    Ruch, Willibald; Platt, Tracey; Hofmann, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Class clowns traditionally were studied as a type concept and identified via sociometric procedures. In the present study a variable-centered approach was favored and class clown behaviors were studied in the context of character strengths, orientations to happiness and satisfaction with life. A sample of 672 Swiss children and adolescents filled in an 18 item self-report instrument depicting class clown behaviors. A hierarchical model of class clown behaviors was developed distinguishing a general factor and the four positively correlated dimensions of “identified as a class clown,” “comic talent,” “disruptive rule-breaker,” and “subversive joker.” Analysis of the general factor showed that class clowns were primarily male, and tended to be seen as class clowns by the teacher. Analyses of the 24 character strengths of the VIA-Youth (Park and Peterson, 2006) showed that class clowns were high in humor and leadership, and low in strengths like prudence, self-regulation, modesty, honesty, fairness, perseverance, and love of learning. An inspection of signature strengths revealed that 75% of class clowns had humor as a signature strength. Furthermore, class clown behaviors were generally shown by students indulging in a life of pleasure, but low life of engagement. The four dimensions yielded different character strengths profiles. While all dimensions of class clowns behaviors were low in temperance strengths, the factors “identified as the class clown” and “comic talent” were correlated with leadership strengths and the two negative factors (“disruptive rule-breaker,” “subversive joker”) were low in other directed strengths. The disruptive rule breaking class clown was additionally low in intellectual strengths. While humor predicted life satisfaction, class clowning tended to go along with diminished satisfaction with life. It is concluded that different types of class clowns need to be kept apart and need different attention by teachers. PMID:25324796

  2. CYP2E1 overexpression inhibits microsomal Ca2+-ATPase activity in HepG2 cells.

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    Caro, Andres A; Evans, Kerry L; Cederbaum, Arthur I

    2009-01-31

    Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) is a microsomal enzyme that generates reactive oxygen species during its catalytic cycle. We previously found an important role for calcium in CYP2E1-potentiated injury in HepG2 cells. The possibility that CYP2E1 may oxidatively damage and inactivate the microsomal Ca2+-ATPase in intact liver cells was evaluated, in order to explain why calcium is elevated during CYP2E1 toxicity. Microsomes were isolated by differential centrifugation from two liver cell line: E47 cells (HepG2 cells transfected with the pCI neo expression vector containing the human CYP2E1 cDNA, which overexpress active microsomal CYP2E1), and control C34 cells (HepG2 cells transfected with the pCI neo expression vector alone, which do not express significantly any cytochrome P450). The Ca2+-dependent ATPase activity was determined by measuring the accumulation of inorganic phosphate from ATP hydrolysis. CYP2E1 overexpression produced a 45% decrease in Ca2+-dependent ATPase activity (8.6 nmol Pi/min/mg protein in C34 microsomes versus 4.7 nmol Pi/min/mg protein in microsomes). Saturation curves with Ca2+ or ATP showed that CYP2E1 overexpression produced a decrease in Vmax but did not affect the Km for either Ca2+ or ATP. The decrease in activity was not associated with a decrease in SERCA protein levels. The ATP-dependent microsomal calcium uptake was evaluated by fluorimetry using fluo-3 as the fluorogenic probe. Calcium uptake rate in E47 microsomes was 28% lower than in C34 microsomes. Treatment of E47 cells with 2mM N-acetylcysteine prevented the decrease in microsomal Ca2+-ATPase found in E47 cells. These results suggest that CYP2E1 overexpression produces a decrease in microsomal Ca2+-ATPase activity in HepG2 cells mediated by reactive oxygen species. This may contribute to elevated cytosolic calcium and to CYP2E1-potentiated injury. PMID:19028543

  3. The Strengths Assessment Inventory: Reliability of a New Measure of Psychosocial Strengths for Youth

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    Brazeau, James N.; Teatero, Missy L.; Rawana, Edward P.; Brownlee, Keith; Blanchette, Loretta R.

    2012-01-01

    A new measure, the Strengths Assessment Inventory-Youth self-report (SAI-Y), was recently developed to assess the strengths of children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 18 years. The SAI-Y differs from similar measures in that it provides a comprehensive assessment of strengths that are intrinsic to the individual as well as strengths…

  4. ColE1-Plasmid Production in Escherichia coli: Mathematical Simulation and Experimental Validation

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    Freudenau, Inga; Lutter, Petra; Baier, Ruth; Schleef, Martin; Bednarz, Hanna; Lara, Alvaro R.; Niehaus, Karsten

    2015-01-01

    Plasmids have become very important as pharmaceutical gene vectors in the fields of gene therapy and genetic vaccination in the past years. In this study, we present a dynamic model to simulate the ColE1-like plasmid replication control, once for a DH5α-strain carrying a low copy plasmid (DH5α-pSUP 201-3) and once for a DH5α-strain carrying a high copy plasmid (DH5α-pCMV-lacZ) by using ordinary differential equations and the MATLAB software. The model includes the plasmid replication control by two regulatory RNA molecules (RNAI and RNAII) as well as the replication control by uncharged tRNA molecules. To validate the model, experimental data like RNAI- and RNAII concentration, plasmid copy number (PCN), and growth rate for three different time points in the exponential phase were determined. Depending on the sampled time point, the measured RNAI- and RNAII concentrations for DH5α-pSUP 201-3 reside between 6 ± 0.7 and 34 ± 7 RNAI molecules per cell and 0.44 ± 0.1 and 3 ± 0.9 RNAII molecules per cell. The determined PCNs averaged between 46 ± 26 and 48 ± 30 plasmids per cell. The experimentally determined data for DH5α-pCMV-lacZ reside between 345 ± 203 and 1086 ± 298 RNAI molecules per cell and 22 ± 2 and 75 ± 10 RNAII molecules per cell with an averaged PCN of 1514 ± 1301 and 5806 ± 4828 depending on the measured time point. As the model was shown to be consistent with the experimentally determined data, measured at three different time points within the growth of the same strain, we performed predictive simulations concerning the effect of uncharged tRNA molecules on the ColE1-like plasmid replication control. The hypothesis is that these tRNA molecules would have an enhancing effect on the plasmid production. The in silico analysis predicts that uncharged tRNA molecules would indeed increase the plasmid DNA production. PMID:26389114

  5. ColE1-Plasmid Production in Escherichia coli: Mathematical Simulation and Experimental Validation.

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    Freudenau, Inga; Lutter, Petra; Baier, Ruth; Schleef, Martin; Bednarz, Hanna; Lara, Alvaro R; Niehaus, Karsten

    2015-01-01

    Plasmids have become very important as pharmaceutical gene vectors in the fields of gene therapy and genetic vaccination in the past years. In this study, we present a dynamic model to simulate the ColE1-like plasmid replication control, once for a DH5α-strain carrying a low copy plasmid (DH5α-pSUP 201-3) and once for a DH5α-strain carrying a high copy plasmid (DH5α-pCMV-lacZ) by using ordinary differential equations and the MATLAB software. The model includes the plasmid replication control by two regulatory RNA molecules (RNAI and RNAII) as well as the replication control by uncharged tRNA molecules. To validate the model, experimental data like RNAI- and RNAII concentration, plasmid copy number (PCN), and growth rate for three different time points in the exponential phase were determined. Depending on the sampled time point, the measured RNAI- and RNAII concentrations for DH5α-pSUP 201-3 reside between 6 ± 0.7 and 34 ± 7 RNAI molecules per cell and 0.44 ± 0.1 and 3 ± 0.9 RNAII molecules per cell. The determined PCNs averaged between 46 ± 26 and 48 ± 30 plasmids per cell. The experimentally determined data for DH5α-pCMV-lacZ reside between 345 ± 203 and 1086 ± 298 RNAI molecules per cell and 22 ± 2 and 75 ± 10 RNAII molecules per cell with an averaged PCN of 1514 ± 1301 and 5806 ± 4828 depending on the measured time point. As the model was shown to be consistent with the experimentally determined data, measured at three different time points within the growth of the same strain, we performed predictive simulations concerning the effect of uncharged tRNA molecules on the ColE1-like plasmid replication control. The hypothesis is that these tRNA molecules would have an enhancing effect on the plasmid production. The in silico analysis predicts that uncharged tRNA molecules would indeed increase the plasmid DNA production. PMID:26389114

  6. Regulation of cell cycle of hepatocellular carcinoma by NF90 through modulation of cyclin E1 mRNA stability.

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    Jiang, W; Huang, H; Ding, L; Zhu, P; Saiyin, H; Ji, G; Zuo, J; Han, D; Pan, Y; Ding, D; Ma, X; Zhang, Y; Wu, J; Yi, Q; Liu, J O; Huang, H; Dang, Y; Yu, L

    2015-08-20

    Activation of cyclin E1, a key regulator of the G1/S cell-cycle transition, has been implicated in many cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although much is known about the regulation of cyclin E1 expression and stability, its post-transcriptional regulation mechanism remains incompletely understood. Here, we report that nuclear factor 90 (NF90), a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) binding protein, regulates cyclin E1 in HCC. We demonstrate that NF90 is upregulated in HCC specimens and that suppression of NF90 decreases HCC cell growth and delays G1/S transition. We identified cyclin E1 as a new target of NF90 and found a significant correlation between NF90 and cyclin E1 expression in HCC. The mRNA and protein levels of cyclin E1 were downregulated upon NF90 knockdown. Suppression of NF90 caused a decrease in the half-life of cyclin E1 mRNA, which was rescued by ectopic expression of NF90. Furthermore, NF90 bound to the 3' untranslated regions (3'UTRs) of cyclin E1 mRNA in vitro and in vivo. Knockdown of NF90 also inhibited tumor growth of HCC cell lines in mouse xenograft model. Moreover, we showed that inhibition of NF90 sensitized HCC cells to the cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) inhibitor, roscovitine. Taken together, downregulation of NF90 in HCC cell lines can delay cell-cycle progression, inhibit cell proliferation, and reduce tumorigenic capacity in vivo. These results suggest that NF90 has an important role in HCC pathogenesis and that it can serve as a novel therapeutic target for HCC. PMID:25399696

  7. Human CYP2E1-dependent mutagenicity of mono- and dichlorobiphenyls in Chinese hamster (V79)-derived cells.

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    Zhang, Chiteng; Lai, Yanmei; Jin, Guifang; Glatt, Hansruedi; Wei, Qinzhi; Liu, Yungang

    2016-02-01

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of persistent organic pollutants with confirmed carcinogenicity to humans. Metabolic activation of lower chlorinated PCBs to genotoxic metabolites may involve hydroxylation and further oxidation, and some hydroxylated metabolites may be sulfo-conjugated. However, the genotoxicity of individual PCB compounds is largely unknown. In this study, 15 mono- and dichlorobiphenyls were investigated for genotoxicity using the micronucleus and Hprt mutagenicity assays in a Chinese hamster V79-derived cell line expressing both human cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2E1 and human sulfotransferase (SULT) 1A1 (V79-hCYP2E1-hSULT1A1). All tested compounds were inactive in both assays in V79 control cells. However, eight dichlorobiphenyls strongly induced micronuclei and other congeners were weakly positive for this endpoint in V79-hCYP2E1-hSULT1A1 cells. The effects of each PCB in V79-hCYP2E1-hSULT1A1 cells were abolished or reduced in the presence of a CYP2E1 inhibitor (1-aminobenzotriazole), or enhanced by pretreatment of the cells with (CYP2E1-inducing) ethanol, while the genotoxicity was not significantly affected by a SULT1 inhibitor (pentachlorophenol). As representative dichlorobiphenyls, PCB 5, 10, 8 and 11 (2,3-, 2,5-, 2,4'- and 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl, respectively) strongly induced Hprt gene mutations in V79-hCYP2E1-hSULT1A1 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. This is the first indication that human CYP2E1 is capable of converting a series of dichlorobiphenyls to strong mutagens. PMID:26547025

  8. Cytochrome P4502E1, oxidative stress, JNK, and autophagy in acute alcohol-induced fatty liver.

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    Yang, Lili; Wu, Defeng; Wang, Xiaodong; Cederbaum, Arthur I

    2012-09-01

    Binge alcohol drinking induces hepatic steatosis. Recent studies showed that chronic ethanol-induced fatty liver was, at least in part, CYP2E1 dependent. The mechanism of acute alcohol-induced steatosis and whether CYP2E1 plays any role are still unclear. Increasing oxidative stress by alcohol can activate the JNK MAP kinase signaling pathway, suggesting that JNK might be a target for prevention of alcohol-induced steatosis. We used CYP2E1 knockout (KO) mice, a JNK inhibitor, and JNK1 or JNK2 knockout mice to test the role of CYP2E1, JNK, and the individual role of JNK1 and JNK2 in acute alcohol-induced steatosis. In wild-type (WT) mice, acute alcohol activates CYP2E1 and increases oxidative stress, which reciprocally increases activation of the JNK signaling pathway. Acute alcohol-induced fatty liver and oxidative stress were blunted in CYP2E1 KO mice and by the JNK inhibitor in WT mice. The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine decreased the acute alcohol-induced oxidative stress, the activation of JNK, and the steatosis but not the activation of CYP2E1. Acute alcohol decreased autophagy and increased expression of SREBP, effects blocked by the JNK inhibitor. Acute alcohol-induced fatty liver was the same in JNK1 and JNK2 KO mice as in WT mice; thus either JNK1 or JNK2 per se is sufficient for induction of steatosis by acute alcohol. The results show that acute alcohol elevation of CYP2E1, oxidative stress, and activation of JNK interact to lower autophagy and increase lipogenic SREBP resulting in fatty liver. PMID:22749809

  9. 17 CFR 240.13e-1 - Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.

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    2011-04-01

    ... issuer during a third-party tender offer. 240.13e-1 Section 240.13e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer. An issuer that has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n), that has commenced...

  10. 17 CFR 240.13e-1 - Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.

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    2013-04-01

    ... issuer during a third-party tender offer. 240.13e-1 Section 240.13e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer. An issuer that has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n), that has commenced...

  11. 17 CFR 240.13e-1 - Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.

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    2014-04-01

    ... issuer during a third-party tender offer. 240.13e-1 Section 240.13e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer. An issuer that has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n), that has commenced...

  12. 17 CFR 240.13e-1 - Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... issuer during a third-party tender offer. 240.13e-1 Section 240.13e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer. An issuer that has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n), that has commenced...

  13. 17 CFR 240.13e-1 - Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... issuer during a third-party tender offer. 240.13e-1 Section 240.13e-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer. An issuer that has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n), that has commenced...

  14. Complete Genome Sequence of Methanosphaerula palustris E1-9CT, a Hydrogenotrophic Methanogen Isolated from a Minerotrophic Fen Peatland.

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    Cadillo-Quiroz, Hinsby; Browne, Patrick; Kyrpides, Nikos; Woyke, Tanja; Goodwin, Lynne; Detter, Chris; Yavitt, Joseph B; Zinder, Stephen H

    2015-01-01

    Here, we report the complete genome sequence (2.92Mb) of Methanosphaerula palustris E1-9C(T), a methanogen isolated from a minerotrophic fen. This is the first genome report of the Methanosphaerula genus, within the Methanoregulaceae family, in the Methanomicrobiales order. E1-9C(T) relatives are found in a wide range of ecological and geographical settings. PMID:26543115

  15. In Silico Prediction of Human Sulfotransferase 1E1 Activity Guided by Pharmacophores from Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

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    Rakers, Christin; Schumacher, Fabian; Meinl, Walter; Glatt, Hansruedi; Kleuser, Burkhard; Wolber, Gerhard

    2016-01-01

    Acting during phase II metabolism, sulfotransferases (SULTs) serve detoxification by transforming a broad spectrum of compounds from pharmaceutical, nutritional, or environmental sources into more easily excretable metabolites. However, SULT activity has also been shown to promote formation of reactive metabolites that may have genotoxic effects. SULT subtype 1E1 (SULT1E1) was identified as a key player in estrogen homeostasis, which is involved in many physiological processes and the pathogenesis of breast and endometrial cancer. The development of an in silico prediction model for SULT1E1 ligands would therefore support the development of metabolically inert drugs and help to assess health risks related to hormonal imbalances. Here, we report on a novel approach to develop a model that enables prediction of substrates and inhibitors of SULT1E1. Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate enzyme flexibility and sample protein conformations. Pharmacophores were developed that served as a cornerstone of the model, and machine learning techniques were applied for prediction refinement. The prediction model was used to screen the DrugBank (a database of experimental and approved drugs): 28% of the predicted hits were reported in literature as ligands of SULT1E1. From the remaining hits, a selection of nine molecules was subjected to biochemical assay validation and experimental results were in accordance with the in silico prediction of SULT1E1 inhibitors and substrates, thus affirming our prediction hypotheses. PMID:26542807

  16. Response of P. aeruginosa E(1) gene expression to cadmium stress.

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    Zeng, Xiaoxi; Tang, Jianxin; Liu, Xueduan; Jiang, Pei

    2012-12-01

    Heavy metal resistance microorganism plays an important role on polluted soil bioremediation. To obtain further knowledge of the resistant mechanism employed by cadmium-resistant bacteria, some gene expression profiles at transcription level were investigated in P. aeruginosa E(1) subjected to cadmium stress using real-time PCR. Exposure to cadmium for 1 h, the expression of czcA, czcB, and czcC all reached the peak of up-regulation 8.82-, 4.83-, and 7.43-fold, respectively. The response of czcD was earlier and stronger than czcABC. CysM contributed to cysteine synthesis kept up-regulation within the beginning 2 h. The expression of mgtAE genes related to Mg(2+) influx was up-regulated all the while, znuB responsible for Zn(2+) transportation kept up-regulation from 30 min to 4 h. The result support the two cadmium-resistance mechanisms including effluxing and inactive the heavy metal ions. The mechanism was brought that increase of Mg(2+) and Zn(2+) in cytoplasm would prevent Cd(2+)-binding enzymes to decrease the harm to cell. PMID:22996729

  17. Prostaglandin E1 effects on resting and cholinergically stimulated lower esophageal sphincter pressure in cats.

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    Sinar, D R; Fletcher, J R; Castell, D O

    1981-04-01

    Intraluminal esophageal manometry with a sleeve catheter was used to compare the magnitude of decrease in lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure produced by an arterial or venous infusion of prostaglandin E1 in cats. Arterial PGE1 produced significantly lower LES pressures than venous PGE1 (p less than 0.05). Maximal decrease of 75% in basal LES pressure occurred with an associated 15% decrease in systolic blood pressure. The site of action of PGE1 in producing LES hypotension was studied by injection of either edrophonium, or bethanechol during the maximal PGE1 effect. Bethanechol, which acts directly on sphincteric smooth muscle, produced an increase in LES pressure during both saline and PGE1 infusion, while the increases in LES pressure seen with edrophonium during saline infusion were blocked during the PGE1 infusion. From these studies, we conclude that PGE1 produces LES hypotension in the cat by an inhibitory effect on the cholinergic pathway responsible for maintaining LES tone. These studies pharmacologically reproduce the LES pressure abnormality previously reported in the cat during acid-induced esophagitis and support the hypothesis that PGE1 may be involved in the pathogenesis of acute acid-induced lower esophageal sphincter abnormalities. PMID:6114513

  18. Decreased esophageal peristaltic amplitude in response to prostaglandin E1 and prostacyclin in the baboon.

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    Sinar, D R; Cordova, C M; Fletcher, J R; Castell, D O

    1982-12-01

    Prostaglandins have been shown to produce significant decreases in lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP), although their effect on esophageal peristalsis is unknown. We studied the effect of infusion of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) or prostacyclin (PI) on esophageal peristalsis in the proximal and distal esophagus in the awake baboon. Peristalsis was recorded using a polyvinyl catheter and a pneumohydraulic perfusion system and was induced by wet swallows. PGE1 infusion significantly (P less than 0.01) diminished peristaltic amplitude in proximal and distal esophagus by 51% and 77%, respectively. The wave duration was significantly (P less than 0.001) shortened by PGE1 in the distal esophagus, but not in the proximal esophagus. Similarly, prostacyclin significantly (P less than 0.05) decreased peristaltic amplitude in proximal and distal esophagus by 31% and 67%, respectively. As seen with PGE1, PI decreased distal esophageal amplitude significantly (P less than 0.02) more than proximal esophageal amplitude. Equivalent decreases in mean arterial blood pressure seen during prostaglandin infusion were reproduced by bleeding with no changes in measurements of peristaltic activity. Decreased peristaltic wave amplitude and duration suggest that prostaglandins exert a modulating local effect on esophageal muscle. In addition, this effect appears to be more pronounced on distal smooth muscle than on proximal striated muscle in the baboon esophagus. PMID:6756831

  19. Lunar absolute reflectance as observed by Chang'E-1 Imaging Interferometer

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    Zhang, Jiang; Ling, ZongCheng; Liu, JianZhong; Wu, ZhongChen; Li, Bo; Ni, YuHeng

    2015-08-01

    Lunar absolute reflectance, which describes the fraction of solar radiation reflected by the Moon, is fundamental for the Chang'E-1 Imaging Interferometer (IIM) to map lunar mineralogical and elemental distributions. Recent observations made by the Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM) onboard the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft indicate that temporal variation in the solar radiation might have non-negligible influence on reflectance calculation, and the SIM measurements are different from the two previously used solar irradiances, i.e., ATLAS3 and Newkur. To provide reliable science results, we examined solar irradiance variability with the SIM daily observations, derived lunar absolute reflectances from the IIM 2A radiance with the SIM, ATLAS3 and Newkur data, and compared them with the Chandrayaan-1 Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), the Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) and the Kaguya Multispectral Imager (MI) results. The temporal variability of the SIM solar irradiance is 0.25%-1.1% in the IIM spectral range, and less than 0.2% during the IIM observations. Nevertheless, the differences between the SIM measurements and the ATLAS3 and Newkur data can respectively rise up to 8% and 5% at particular IIM bands, resulting in discrepancy between which might affect compositional mapping. The IIM absolute reflectance we derived for the Moon using the SIM data, except for the last two bands, is consistent with the ROLO and the MI observations, although it is lower.

  20. Global estimates of lunar iron and titanium contents from the Chang' E-1 IIM data

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    Wu, Yunzhao; Xue, Bin; Zhao, Baochang; Lucey, Paul; Chen, Jun; Xu, Xisheng; Li, Chunlai; Ouyang, Ziyuan

    2012-02-01

    Until recently, global high spatial resolution maps of FeO and TiO2 of the Moon were only derived from Clementine data. In this study, we show global maps of FeO and TiO2 using Chang'E-1 Interference Imaging Spectrometer (IIM) at a spatial resolution of 200 m/pixel. With a newly developed calibration presented here, spectra obtained by IIM compare well with telescopic spectra. Spectral parameters previously shown to be sensitive to iron and titanium, derived from the calibrated IIM data are highly correlated with the measured elemental concentration with R2 = 0.96 for FeO and 0.95 for TiO2. The maps were developed using this calibration. Histograms of basalt FeO estimates have a negatively skewed distribution, while TiO2 distributions are unimodal. They also revealed that the lunar highland crust is relatively uniform on the quadrant scale (several hundred to thousand kilometers scale) but inhomogenous on the global scale. The area of highest elevation of the Moon has very low FeO and TiO2 raising the question about South Pole-Aitken (SPA) (whether its ejecta deposits covered the highest elevation and when it was formed). Although the average FeO and TiO2 abundances for basalts are highly correlated, local areas of elevated iron can be associated with both high and low titanium.

  1. Two-quasiparticle isomer, E1 hindrances and residual interactions in {sup 172}Tm

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    Hughes, R. O.; Lane, G. J.; Dracoulis, G. D.; Kibedi, T.; Nieminen, P.; Watanabe, H.

    2008-04-15

    The structure of the neutron-rich nucleus {sup 172}Tm has been studied using incomplete fusion of {sup 7}Li on an {sup 170}Er target at 30 MeV. A 190-{mu}s isomer at an excitation energy of 476 keV was identified using chopped beams and {gamma}-ray spectroscopy. The isomer decays with very inhibited E1 transitions to the rotational bands based on the parallel and antiparallel couplings of the {nu}5/2{sup -}[512] x {pi}1/2{sup +}[411] configuration, the latter (K{sup {pi}}=2{sup -}) being the ground state. The isomeric state has been assigned J{sup {pi}}=6{sup +}, arising from the energetically favored (parallel) coupling of the {nu}5/2{sup -}[512] x {pi}7/2{sup -}[523] configuration. The proton-neutron residual interaction was deduced for the configuration of the isomeric state and is found to agree with previous empirical studies.

  2. Effect of nafazatrom and indomethacin on pulmonary removal of prostaglandin E1 after endotoxin in rabbits.

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    Gillis, C. N.; Havill, A. M.; Moalli, R.

    1987-01-01

    1 We compared the effects of endotoxin on pulmonary prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) removal in groups of rabbits pretreated with the cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, or nafazatrom (Bay g 6575), which has been shown to increase plasma prostacyclin concentrations. 2 In untreated animals, endotoxin transiently decreased pulmonary removal of [3H]-PGE1, caused pulmonary hypertension, systemic hypotension and increased plasma concentrations of PGE2 and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha. 3 Indomethacin pretreatment prevented the transient decrease in pulmonary removal of [3H]-PGE1 in response to endotoxin, prevented the haemodynamic effects and inhibited prostaglandin synthesis. Pretreatment with nafazatrom did not affect the decreased pulmonary removal of [3H]-PGE1, exacerbated the haemodynamic response, reduced survival and potentiated the increase in circulating 6-keto-PGF1 alpha. 4 We conclude that indomethacin acts to prevent the depression of pulmonary [3H]-PGE1 removal by eliminating surface area changes associated with endotoxin-induced pulmonary vasoconstriction. 5 These data suggest that nafazatrom treatment results in exacerbation of the endotoxin-induced systemic hypotension presumably due to its effect on increased plasma prostacyclin during the later phase of endotoxaemia. PMID:3311263

  3. Block adjustment of Chang'E-1 images based on rational function model

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    Liu, Bin; Liu, Yiliang; Di, Kaichang; Sun, Xiliang

    2014-05-01

    Chang'E-1(CE-1) is the first lunar orbiter of China's lunar exploration program. The CCD camera carried by CE-1 has acquired stereo images covering the entire lunar surface. Block adjustment and 3D mapping using CE-1 images are of great importance for morphological and other scientific research of the Moon. Traditional block adjustment based on rigorous sensor model is complicated due to a large number of parameters and possible correlations among them. To tackle this problem, this paper presents a block adjustment method using Rational Function Model (RFM). The RFM parameters are generated based on rigorous sensor model using virtual grid of control points. Afterwards, the RFM based block adjustment solves the refinement parameters through a least squares solution. Experimental results using CE-1 images located in Sinus Irdium show that the RFM can fit the rigorous sensor model with a high precision of 1% pixel level. Through the RFM-based block adjustment, the back-projection residuals in image space can be reduced from around 1.5 pixels to sub-pixel., indicating that RFM can replace rigorous sensor model for geometric processing of lunar images.

  4. Evaluation of Rational Function Model for Geometric Modeling of CHANG'E-1 CCD Images

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    Liu, Y.; Di, K.

    2011-08-01

    Rational Function Model (RFM) is a generic geometric model that has been widely used in geometric processing of high-resolution earth-observation satellite images, due to its generality and excellent capability of fitting complex rigorous sensor models. In this paper, the feasibility and precision of RFM for geometric modeling of China's Chang'E-1 (CE-1) lunar orbiter images is presented. The RFM parameters of forward-, nadir- and backward-looking CE-1 images are generated though least squares solution using virtual control points derived from the rigorous sensor model. The precision of the RFM is evaluated by comparing with the rigorous sensor model in both image space and object space. Experimental results using nine images from three orbits show that RFM can precisely fit the rigorous sensor model of CE-1 CCD images with a RMS residual error of 1/100 pixel level in image space and less than 5 meters in object space. This indicates that it is feasible to use RFM to describe the imaging geometry of CE-1 CCD images and spacecraft position and orientation. RFM will enable planetary data centers to have an option to supply RFM parameters of orbital images while keeping the original orbit trajectory data confidential.

  5. ChangE-1 gamma ray spectrometer and preliminary radioactive results on the lunar surface

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    Zhu, Meng-Hua; Ma, Tao; Chang, Jin

    2010-10-01

    The Chang'E-1(CE-1) spacecraft took a gamma-ray spectrometer (hereafter, CGRS) to detect the element distributions on the lunar surface in a circular, 200 km altitude, polar orbit with approximately 2 h periodicity. CGRS consists of two large CsI(Tl) crystals as the main and anticoincidence detectors. The large CsI crystal of CGRS has a higher detector effective area than other lunar gamma ray spectrometers. For its 1-year mission, gamma ray spectra including many peaks of major elements and trace elements on the lunar surface have been measured by CGRS. Global measurement within 0.55-0.75 MeV is given here to describe the distribution of radioactive composition (e.g., uranium and thorium) on the lunar surface. Although CGRS has a lower energy resolution that cannot separate the uranium peak from others in this energy region, 609 keV uranium gamma ray line dominates the shape of the spectrum in this energy region. Therefore, the radioactive map can indirectly describe the uranium distribution on the lunar surface. The radioactive map shows that the higher radiation is concentrated in the Procellarum KREEP Terrene (PKT) on the nearside with an oval shape. The secondary high-radiation is located in South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin. Lunar highlands have lower concentration. The relationship between radiation and topography displays different linear correlations for lunar highlands and SPA basin, which imply the different processes for these two regions.

  6. Vibrational studies on (E)-1-((pyridine-2-yl)methylene)semicarbazide using experimental and theoretical method

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    Subashchandrabose, S.; Ramesh Babu, N.; Saleem, H.; Syed Ali Padusha, M.

    2015-08-01

    The (E)-1-((pyridine-2-yl)methylene)semicarbazide (PMSC) was synthesized. The experimental and theoretical study on molecular structure and vibrational spectra were carried out. The FT-IR (400-4000 cm-1), FT-Raman (50-3500 cm-1) and UV-Vis (200-500 nm) spectra of PMSC were recorded. The geometric structure, conformational analysis, vibrational wavenumbers of PMSC in the ground state have been calculated using B3LYP method of 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The complete vibrational assignments were made on the basis of TED, calculated by SQM method. The Non-linear optical activity was measured by means of first order hyperpolarizability calculation and π-electrons of conjugative bond in the molecule. The intra-molecular charge transfer, mode hyperconjugative interaction and molecular stabilization energies were calculated. The band gap energies between occupied and unoccupied molecular orbitals were analyzed; it proposes lesser band gap with more reactivity. To understand the electronic properties of this molecule the Mulliken charges were also calculated.

  7. Cytoplasmic pH influences cytoplasmic calcium in MC3T3-E1 osteoblast cells

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    Lin, H. S.; Hughes-Fulford, M.; Kumegawa, M.; Pitts, A. C.; Snowdowne, K. W.

    1993-01-01

    We found that the cytoplasmic concentration of calcium (Cai) of MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts was influenced by the type of pH buffer we used in the perfusing medium, suggesting that intracellular pH (pHi) might influence Cai. To study this effect, the Cai and pHi were monitored as we applied various experimental conditions known to change pHi. Exposure to NH4Cl caused a transient increase in both pHi and Cai without a change in extracellular pH (pHo). Decreasing pHo and pHi by lowering the bicarbonate concentration of the medium decreased Cai, and increasing pHi by the removal of 5% CO2 increased Cai. Clamping pHi to known values with 10 microM nigericin, a potassium proton ionophore, also influenced Cai: acid pHi lowered Cai, whereas alkaline pHi increased it. The rise in Cai appears to be very sensitive to the extracellular concentration of calcium, suggesting the existence of a pH-sensitive calcium influx mechanism. We conclude that physiologic changes in pH could modulate Cai by controlling the influx of calcium ions and could change the time course of the Cai transient associated with hormonal activation.

  8. Mineralization initiation of MC3T3-E1 preosteoblast is suppressed under simulated microgravity condition.

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    Hu, Li-fang; Li, Jing-bao; Qian, Ai-rong; Wang, Fei; Shang, Peng

    2015-04-01

    Microgravity decreases the differentiation of osteoblast. However, as this process is multistage and complex, the mechanism by which microgravity inhibits osteoblast differentiation is still unclear. We have previously found that 24 h acute treatment of simulated microgravity (SM) with a random positioning machine (RPM) significantly inhibited the differentiation of preosteoblasts and have explored whether osteoblasts show different response to microgravity condition at other stages, such as the mineralizing-stage. Murine MC3T3-E1 preosteoblasts induced for osteogenic differentiation for seven days were cultured either under normal gravity or SM conditions for 24 h. SM treatment significantly suppressed mineralized nodule formation. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was dramatically decreased, and the expression of ALP gene was downregulated. Expression of well-known markers and regulators for osteoblasts differentiation, including osteocalcin (OC), type I collagen α1 (Col Iα1), dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), were downregulated. Western blot analysis showed that the phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (p-ERK) level was lower under SM condition. Thus, the initiation of osteoblast mineralization is suppressed by SM condition, and the suppression may be through the regulation of ALP activity and the osteogenic gene expression. ERK signaling might be involved in this process. These results are relevant to the decrease of osteoblast maturation and bone formation under microgravity condition. PMID:25318973

  9. Enhanced metabolism of halogenated hydrocarbons in transgenic plants containing mammalian cytochrome P450 2E1

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    Lafferty Doty, Sharon; Shang, Tanya Q.; Wilson, Angela M.; Tangen, Jeff; Westergreen, Aram D.; Newman, Lee A.; Strand, Stuart E.; Gordon, Milton P.

    2000-06-01

    Chlorinated solvents, especially trichloroethylene (TCE), are the most widespread groundwater contaminants in the United States. Existing methods of pumping and treating are expensive and laborious. Phytoremediation, the use of plants for remediation of soil and groundwater pollution, is less expensive and has low maintenance; however, it requires large land areas and there are a limited number of suitable plants that are known to combine adaptation to a particular environment with efficient metabolism of the contaminant. In this work, we have engineered plants with a profound increase in metabolism of the most common contaminant, TCE, by introducing the mammalian cytochrome P450 2E1. This enzyme oxidizes a wide range of important pollutants, including TCE, ethylene dibromide, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, and vinyl chloride. The transgenic plants had a dramatic enhancement in metabolism of TCE of up to 640-fold as compared with null vector control plants. The transgenic plants also showed an increased uptake and debromination of ethylene dibromide. Therefore, transgenic plants with this enzyme could be used for more efficient remediation of many sites contaminated with halogenated hydrocarbons.

  10. Rates of E1, E2, M1, and M2 transitions in Ni II

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    Cassidy, C. M.; Hibbert, A.; Ramsbottom, C. A.

    2016-03-01

    Aims: We present rates for all E1, E2, M1, and M2 transitions among the 295 fine-structure levels of the configurations 3d9, 3d84s, 3d74s2, 3d84p, and 3d74s4p, determined through an extensive configuration interaction calculation. Methods: The CIV3 code developed by Hibbert and coworkers is used to determine for these levels configuration interaction wave functions with relativistic effects introduced through the Breit-Pauli approximation. Results: Two different sets of calculations have been undertaken with different 3d and 4d functions to ascertain the effect of such variation. The main body of the text includes a representative selection of data, chosen so that key points can be discussed. Some analysis to assess the accuracy of the present data has been undertaken, including comparison with earlier calculations and the more limited range of experimental determinations. The full set of transition data is given in the supplementary material as it is very extensive. Conclusions: We believe that the present transition data are the best currently available. Full Table 4 and Tables 5-8 are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/587/A107

  11. Low-lying dipole strength in the N=28 shell-closure nucleus 52Cr

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    Pai, H.; Beller, J.; Benouaret, N.; Enders, J.; Hartmann, T.; Karg, O.; von Neumann-Cosel, P.; Pietralla, N.; Ponomarev, V. Yu.; Romig, C.; Scheck, M.; Schnorrenberger, L.; Volz, S.; Zweidinger, M.

    2013-11-01

    The low-lying dipole strength of the N=28 closed-shell nucleus 52Cr was studied with nuclear resonance fluorescence up to 9.9 MeV, using bremsstrahlung at the superconducting Darmstadt linear electron accelerator S-DALINAC. Twenty-eight spin-1 states were observed between 5.0 and 9.5 MeV excitation energy, 14 of which for the first time. Both electric dipole excitations (E1, around 8 MeV) and magnetic dipole excitations (M1, around 9 MeV) were detected. Microscopic calculations within the quasiparticle-phonon nuclear model were performed and show good agreement with experimental results. The structure of E1 and M1 excitations, respectively, is discussed.

  12. Geometry and gravity influences on strength capability

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    Poliner, Jeffrey; Wilmington, Robert P.; Klute, Glenn K.

    1994-01-01

    Strength, defined as the capability of an individual to produce an external force, is one of the most important determining characteristics of human performance. Knowledge of strength capabilities of a group of individuals can be applied to designing equipment and workplaces, planning procedures and tasks, and training individuals. In the manned space program, with the high risk and cost associated with spaceflight, information pertaining to human performance is important to ensuring mission success and safety. Knowledge of individual's strength capabilities in weightlessness is of interest within many areas of NASA, including workplace design, tool development, and mission planning. The weightless environment of space places the human body in a completely different context. Astronauts perform a variety of manual tasks while in orbit. Their ability to perform these tasks is partly determined by their strength capability as demanded by that particular task. Thus, an important step in task planning, development, and evaluation is to determine the ability of the humans performing it. This can be accomplished by utilizing quantitative techniques to develop a database of human strength capabilities in weightlessness. Furthermore, if strength characteristics are known, equipment and tools can be built to optimize the operators' performance. This study examined strength in performing a simple task, specifically, using a tool to apply a torque to a fixture.

  13. Molecular and enzymatic characterization of alkaline lipase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens E1PA isolated from lipid-rich food waste.

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    Saengsanga, Thanakorn; Siripornadulsil, Wilailak; Siripornadulsil, Surasak

    2016-01-01

    Bacillus amyloliquefaciens E1PA is a lipase-producing strain that was originally isolated from lipid-rich food waste, and the production of its lipase was found to be induced by vegetable oils. The E1PA lipase was successfully expressed and secreted in a heterologous Escherichia coli host and was ultimately purified. The conserved pentapeptide motif Ala-His-Ser-Met-Gly was observed at positions 108-112. The purified recombinant lipase was stable over a pH range of 4.0-11.0 at 40°C and exhibited maximal activity at pH 10. The recombinant E1PA lipase hydrolyzed a wide range of acyl esters (C4-C18). However, the highest activity (3.5unitsmg(-1)) was observed when the p-nitrophenyl ester of myristate (C14) was used as a substrate. Compared to the lipases produced by Bacillus spp., the E1PA lipase displayed a structural molecular mass excluding the leader sequence (19.22kDa) and a pI (9.82) that were similar to those reported for B. amyloliquefaciens lipases and lipase subfamily I.4 but that were quite distinct from those of lipase subfamily I.5 (approximately 43kDa, pI 6). These results suggested that Bacillus lipases are closely related. Although the recombinant E1PA lipase digested only certain oils, the wild-type E1PA lipase degraded a variety of oils, including blended and re-used cooking oils. The recombinant and wild-type forms of the E1PA lipase were able to digest heterogeneous lipid-rich food waste at similar levels; this result suggests that this lipase can function even when it solely consists of its structural enzyme component. The enzyme exhibited lipid hydrolysis ability as either an intracellular domain of the recombinant protein or an extracellular domain secreted by the E1PA strain. However, the recombinant lipase showed higher activity than the wild-type E1PA lipase, indicating that the recombinant protein from E. coli possessed effective lipase activity. Thus, the inducible alkaline E1PA lipase exhibited the ability to act on a broad spectrum of substrates, and the effective form produced in the heterogeneous host can be further developed for several applications, such as biodiesel production and lipase production. PMID:26672445

  14. Tensile Bond Strength of Self Adhesive Resin Cement After Various Surface Treatment of Enamel

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    Sekhri, Sahil; Garg, Sandeep

    2016-01-01

    Introduction In self adhesive resin cements adhesion is achieved to dental surface without surface pre-treatment, and requires only single step application. This makes the luting procedure less technique-sensitive and decreases postoperative sensitivity. Aim The purpose of this study was to evaluate bond strength of self adhesive resin after surface treatment of enamel for bonding base metal alloy. Materials and Methods On the labial surface of 64 central incisor rectangular base metal block of dimension 6 mm length, 5mm width and 1 mm height was cemented with RelyX U200 and Maxcem Elite self adhesive cements with and without surface treatment of enamel. Surface treatment of enamel was application of etchant, one step bonding agent and both. Tensile bond strength of specimen was measured with universal testing machine at a cross head speed of 1mm/min. Results Least tensile bond strength (MPa) was in control group i.e. 1.33 (0.32) & 1.59 (0.299), Highest bond strength observed when enamel treated with both etchant and bonding agent i.e. 2.72 (0.43) & 2.97 (0.19) for Relyx U200 and Elite cement. When alone etchant and bonding agent were applied alone bond strength is 2.19 (0.18) & 2.24 (0.47) for Relyx U200, and 2.38 (0.27) 2.49 (0.16) for Max-cem elite. Mean bond strength was higher in case of Max-cem Elite as compared to RelyX U200 resin cement, although differences were non–significant (p > 0.05). Conclusion Surface treatment of enamel increases the bond strength of self adhesive resin cement. PMID:26894165

  15. Are only Emotional Strengths Emotional? Character Strengths and Disposition to Positive Emotions.

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    Gsewell, Angelika; Ruch, Willibald

    2012-07-01

    This study aimed to examine the relations between character strengths and dispositional positive emotions (i.e. joy, contentment, pride, love, compassion, amusement, and awe). A sample of 574 German-speaking adults filled in the Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales (DPES; Shiota, Keltner, & John, 2006), and the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS; Peterson, Park, & Seligman, 2005). The factorial structure of the DPES was examined on item level. Joy and contentment could not be clearly separated; the items of the other five emotions loaded on separate factors. A confirmatory factor analysis assuming two latent factors (self-oriented and object/situation specific) was computed on scale level. Results confirmed the existence of these factors, but also indicated that the seven emotions did not split up into two clearly separable families. Correlations between dispositional positive emotions and character strengths were positive and generally low to moderate; a few theoretically meaningful strengths-emotions pairs yielded coefficients>.40. Finally, the link between five character strengths factors (i.e. emotional strengths, interpersonal strengths, strengths of restraint, intellectual strengths, and theological strengths) and the emotional dispositions was examined. Each of the factors displayed a distinctive "emotional pattern"; emotional strengths evidenced the most numerous and strongest links to emotional dispositions. PMID:26286979

  16. Sources of strength-training information and strength-training behavior among Japanese older adults.

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    Harada, Kazuhiro; Shibata, Ai; Lee, Euna; Oka, Koichiro; Nakamura, Yoshio

    2016-03-01

    The promotion of strength training is now recognized as an important component of public health initiatives for older adults. To develop successful communication strategies to increase strength-training behavior among older adults, the identification of effective communication channels to reach older adults is necessary. This study aimed to identify the information sources about strength training that were associated with strength-training behaviors among Japanese older adults. The participants were 1144 adults (60-74 years old) randomly sampled from the registry of residential addresses. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted. The independent variables were sources of strength-training information (healthcare providers, friends, families, radio, television, newspapers, newsletters, posters, books, magazines, booklets, the Internet, lectures, other sources), and the dependent variable was regular strength-training behavior. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify potential relationships. After adjusting for demographic factors and all other information sources, strength-training information from healthcare providers, friends, books and the Internet were positively related to regular strength-training behavior. The findings of the present study contribute to a better understanding of strength-training behavior and the means of successful communication directed at increasing strength training among older adults. The results suggest that healthcare providers, friends, books and the Internet are effective methods of communication for increasing strength-training behaviors among older adults. PMID:24997193

  17. Dynamic yield strength determination for AERMET steels

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    Wilson, L. T.; Reinhart, W. D.; Chhabildas, L. C.

    1999-06-01

    (Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC04-94AL8500.) Well--controlled impact studies have been conducted on as-received and heat-treated AERMET steel samples to determine their dynamic material properties. In particular, gas gun and time-resolved interferometeric techniques have been used to measure the fine structure in the particle velocity profiles. This has allowed estimates of both the dynamic yield strength and spall strength for the two different steels. Results of these experiments will be discussed and compared to other high strength steels

  18. In situ ply strengths - An initial assessment

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    Chamis, C. C.; Sullivan, T. L.

    1978-01-01

    The in situ ply strengths in several composites were calculated using a computational procedure developed for this purpose. Laminate fracture data for appropriate low modulus and high modulus fiber composites were used in the laminate analysis in conjunction with the method of least squares. The laminate fracture data were obtained from tests on Modmor-I graphite/epoxy, AS-graphite/epoxy, boron/epoxy and E-glass/epoxy. The results obtained show that the calculated in situ ply strengths can be considerably different from those measured in unidirectional composites, especially the transverse strengths and those in angleplied laminates with transply cracks.

  19. Modeling strength data for CREW CHIEF

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    Mcdaniel, Joe W.

    1990-01-01

    The Air Force has developed CREW CHIEF, a computer-aided design (CAD) tool for simulating and evaluating aircraft maintenance to determine if the required activities are feasible. CREW CHIEF gives the designer the ability to simulate maintenance activities with respect to reach, accessibility, strength, hand tool operation, and materials handling. While developing the CREW CHIEF, extensive research was performed to describe workers strength capabilities for using hand tools and manual handling of objects. More than 100,000 strength measures were collected and modeled for CREW CHIEF. These measures involved both male and female subjects in the 12 maintenance postures included in CREW CHIEF. The data collection and modeling effort are described.

  20. Method and apparatus for determining tensile strength

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    Ratigan, Joe L.

    1984-01-01

    A method and apparatus for determining the statistical distribution of apparent tensile strength of rock, the size effect with respect to tensile strength, as well as apparent deformation modulus of both intact and fractured or jointed rock. The method is carried out by inserting a plug of deformable material, such as rubber, in an opening of a specimen to be tested. The deformable material is loaded by an upper and lower platen until the specimen ruptures, whereafter the tensile strength is calculated based on the parameters of the test specimen and apparatus.