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  1. Limited sampling strategy for cyclosporine (Neoral) area under the curve monitoring in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.

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    Strong, Dawn K; Lai, Amanda; Primmett, Dennis; White, Colin T; Lirenman, David S; Carter, James E; Hurley, R Morrison; Virji, Mumtaz; Ensom, Mary H H

    2005-10-01

    Cyclosporine (CSA; Neoral) is one of the most common immunosuppressants used in pediatric renal transplantation. Research in adult renal transplant recipients has shown that 2-h post-dose concentration (C2) monitoring and limited sampling strategies (LSSs) are better at predicting drug exposure and outcome than trough concentrations (C0). While C0 monitoring is the usual practice in pediatric renal transplant patients, area under the curve (AUC) monitoring has been shown to be superior in terms of predictive ability and outcomes. However, AUC monitoring is impractical and inconvenient in a clinic setting because it involves many blood samples. An LSS provides a reliable alternative. The purpose of this study was to prospectively define an LSS (AUC(0-12)) for CSA monitoring and to test its predictive performance. As well, an LSS (AUC(0-4)) for CSA was developed and its predictive performance tested. Blood samples for CSA concentrations were collected in 29 stable pediatric renal transplant patients prior to (t = 0) and at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 h following a steady-state morning CSA dose. AUC was calculated by the trapezoidal method; LSSs for AUC(0-12) and AUC(0-4) were determined using multiple regression analysis in 14 patients; and the LSSs' predictive performance was tested in 15 additional patients. Both LSSs require two blood samples. For the LSS (AUC(0-12)), blood samples are required immediately before the dose and 2 h post-dose: AUC(0-12) = 12.45 C0 + 2.17 C2 + 723.16 (r2 = 0.909). For the LSS (AUC(0-4)), blood samples are required at one and 2 h post-dose, AUC(0-4) = 1.17 C1 + 1.85 C2 - 41.00 (r2 = 0.971). The LSSs demonstrated low bias and high precision for both AUC(0-12) and AUC(0-4). Our two-concentration LSSs are accurate and precise predictors that are more clinically useful for our patient population than other LSSs that have been developed for pediatric renal transplant patients. Our study template provides a guide for other centers to develop

  2. Neoral: the new cyclosporine.

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    Corbett, J; Ross, K

    1998-02-01

    Neoral is an improved formulation of cyclosporine which, through microemulsion technology, provides a more consistent rate of absorption and exposure. If patients are able to take less Neoral and still maintain the same cyclosporine level, there will also be a cost savings involved. A dose reduction of 30% yields pharmacoeconomic savings. With a more consistent rate of absorption, the risks of nephrotoxicity may be reduced.

  3. Bioequivalence of a new cyclosporine a formulation to Neoral.

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    David-Neto, Elias; Kakehashi, Erica; Alves, Cristiane Feres; Pereira, Lilian M; de Castro, Maria Cristina R; de Mattos, Renata Maciel; Sumita, Nairo Massakazu; Romano, Paschoalina; Mendes, Maria Elizabete; Nahas, William Carlos; Ianhez, Luiz Estevam

    2004-02-01

    New cyclosporine A (CsA) formulations must prove their bioequivalence to Neoral, the reference CsA formulation, to allow free prescription for the patients. The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetics (PK) of a new CsA formulation (Zinograf-ME), produced by Strides-Arcolab, to Neoral and to demonstrate their interchangeability in stable renal transplant recipients. Twelve-hour PK studies were obtained from 18 (13 M/5 F) adult patients (mean age 44.7 +/- 12 years). They received their renal allografts from 13 cadaver and 5 living donors. Before enrollment, all patients were receiving a third generic CsA for a mean of 48 months. Nine patients were also under azathioprine and 9 under mycophenolate mofetil; 17 received prednisone. A single oral dose of either Zinograf or Neoral was administered. The first PK study was performed with one formulation, and 1 week later, a second PK was done with the other formulation. During the washout period, patients continued taking the third CsA formulation. The drug substitution was done milligram-for-milligram. The CsA whole-blood level was measured by TDx immunoassay. Mean +/- SD of area under the curve (AUC), maximum concentration (C(max)), and concentration at the second hour (C2) of Zinograf were not statistically different from those with Neoral (4019 +/- 1466 vs 3971 +/- 1325 ng x h/mL, 998 +/- 376 vs 1021 +/- 356 ng/mL, and 707 +/- 254 vs 734 +/- 229 ng/mL, respectively). In the same way, the Zinograf 90% confidence interval for either C(max) (-123, +77 ng/mL) or AUC (-214, +311 ng.mL/h) were within the Neoral bioequivalence interval for the same parameters (+/-204 ng/mL and +/-794 ng x mL/h, respectively). These data demonstrate that the ZinografME CsA formulation is bioequivalent to Neoral.

  4. Efficacy and safety of changing from cyclosporine C0 to C2 monitoring in stable recipients following renal transplantation: a prospective cohort study.

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    Zhang, Y; Zhang, X D; Wang, Y

    2011-12-01

    Cyclosporine doses can be adjusted individually to decrease the occurrence of rejection and nephrotoxic episodes using concentrations at 2 hours postdosing (C2). However, some transplantation centers still use trough concentrations (C0) to adjust cyclosporine doses among stable renal transplant recipients. We analyzed the efficacy and safety of changing from monitoring C0 to C2 among stable recipients following living relative donor renal transplantation. We enrolled 65 stable renal transplant recipients whose cyclosporine (Neoral) dosages were adjusted by C0, recording their cyclosporine C2 values. They were divided into low (<500 ng/mL, n=25), target (500-600 ng/mL, n=23), or high (>600 ng/mL, n=17) C2 groups. The cyclosporine dose was prospectively modified in the low and high C2 groups; all patients were followed for 12 months. We compared the incidences of complications among their transplanted kidneys and other organs. Among patients in the high C2 group, the C2 target value was achieved by reducing the cyclosporine dose by up to 575.0 mg (mean=33.8 mg/patient); 88.2% of patients showed stable levels of creatinine (Cr) and urea nitrogen (BUN) during the follow-up with decreased blood cholesterol and uric acid levels in some patients, while two subjects suffered acute rejection episodes. Among the low C2 group, the target value was achieved by increasing the cyclosporine dose by up to 755.0 mg (mean=30.2 mg/patient); during the follow-up with 84.0% of subjects displaying stable levels of Cr and BUN, four suffered increasing Cr and BUN values. Although most of stable recipients in this study benefited from C2 monitoring, some patients suffered rejection or nephrotoxicity episodes. One must be cautious to change from monitoring C0 to C2 in stable recipients following renal transplantation. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. A limited sampling strategy for the estimation of Neoral AUCs in pediatric patients.

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    Meier-Kriesche, H U; Bonilla-Felix, M A; Ferris, M E; Swinford, R; Kahan, B D; Brannan, P; Portman, R J

    1999-11-01

    The improved pharmacokinetics of Neoral allows the development of an accurate estimate of the full area under the concentration time curve (AUC) from a limited sampling strategy. As no such strategy has been derived from pharmacokinetic data obtained from children on 12-hourly dosing, and as patient convenience demands shorter sampling times, we derived a limited sampling strategy from 45 AUCs obtained from 19 pediatric renal transplant patients by stepwise forward multiple regression, and prospectively tested them on a separate group of 49 AUCs obtained from 18 pediatric renal transplant patients. Full cyclosporine (CsA) AUCs were obtained from samples drawn pre dose (C0) and at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 h post dose (C2, C4, C6, C8, and C12). High-precision predictions of full AUC were obtained based on the formula: AUC = 444 + 3.69 x C0 + 1.77 x C2 + 4. 1 x C4 (mean prediction error +/- SD = 0.3 +/- 6.4%, 95% confidence interval=-1.7% to 1.9%.) In conclusion, CsA exposure in pediatric renal transplant patients on 12-hourly Neoral dosing can be reliably predicted by an early time point-based limited sampling strategy in children. This formula has the advantage of obtaining trough as well as AUC from one brief, convenient sampling period.

  6. Administration diluents differentiate Neoral from a generic cyclosporine oral solution.

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    Kovarik, John M; Barilla, Denise; McMahon, Louis; Wang, Yibin; Kisicki, James; Schmouder, Robert

    2002-08-01

    A non-microemulsion cyclosporine oral solution was recently recalled from the market because of the lack of bioequivalence when administered with apple juice compared with water as the diluent. This open-label, randomized, two-period, crossover study assessed the effect of apple juice on Neoral, a microemulsion cyclosporine oral solution. The study enrolled 34 subjects who received 180 mg Neoral oral solution diluted in 200 mL tap water or apple juice. Cyclosporine was measured in whole blood by a liquid chromatography method. Pharmacokinetic parameters were compared by standard bioequivalence tests. With water vs. apple juice, cyclosporine Cmax was 1263 +/- 203 vs. 1191 +/- 225 ng/mL and AUC was 4714 +/- 1117 vs. 4788 +/- 1320 ng h/mL, respectively. Bioequivalence was demonstrated for both parameters. These data were comparable with those from a previous study in which subjects received 180 mg Neoral oral solution with orange juice. Cyclosporine bioavailability is unaltered when Neoral is administered diluted in apple juice or orange juice compared with tap water which conforms to the cyclosporine product label.

  7. Utility of C-2 (Cyclosporine) monitoring in postrenal transplant patients: A study in the Indian population.

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    Thakur, V; Kumar, R; Gupta, P N

    2008-07-01

    The study was planned and conducted to assess the benefit of C-2 levels (blood cyclosporine levels two hours postdosing) monitoring over trough (C0) levels (predosing) in postrenal transplant patients. The patient population included 34 postrenal transplant individuals (28 males and six females, mean age of 39.9 +/- 12.3 years). The patients were first-transplant patients and were receiving a microemulsion form of cyclosporine A (CsA) as an immunosuppressant along with azathioprine and prednisolone. In addition, they were not on any enzyme inducer/inhibitor drugs, except for diltiazem. Timed collection of C0 and C-2 samples was done and the samples were immediately processed using the cedia cyclosporine plus assay kit. Estimation was done on a Beckman synchron CX5CE fully automated chemistry analyzer. Serum urea nitrogen and creatinine levels were checked. Poor graft survival was found in this population with 29.3% patients showing graft rejection. The graft rejection patients were assigned to two groups: group I with chronic graft rejection patients (17.6%) and group II with acute graft rejection patients (11.7%). Group III consisted of graft survival patients (70.7%). Mean +/- SD was calculated for C0 and C2 levels. Individual values for C0 and C-2 were plotted on a scatter chart. C0 and C-2 levels were normalized by calculating them as the percentage of their targets (data not shown) and compared using the Kruskal Wallis one-way analysis of variance. C0 levels in all the three groups were within the recommended therapeutic range (150-300 ng/mL) (P < 0.182). Blood C-2 concentrations did not achieve the recommended target levels in these patients. One-way analysis of variance for C-2 values when expressed as the percentage of the target values did not show any significant difference between these groups (P < 0.84). No significant difference was found in C0 levels between groups I, II, and group III patients when expressed as the percentage of the target values (P

  8. Electrical Impedance Monitoring of C2C12 Myoblast Differentiation on an Indium Tin Oxide Electrode

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    Park, Ilhwan; Hong, Yeonhee; Jun, Young-Hoo; Lee, Ga-Yeon; Jun, Hee-Sook; Pyun, Jae-Chul; Choi, Jeong-Woo; Cho, Sungbo

    2016-01-01

    Electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing is increasingly being used for label-free and real-time monitoring of changes in cell morphology and number during cell growth, drug screening, and differentiation. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of using ECIS to monitor C2C12 myoblast differentiation using a fabricated indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode-based chip. C2C12 myoblast differentiation on the ITO electrode was validated based on decreases in the mRNA level of MyoD and increases in the mRNA levels of myogenin and myosin heavy chain (MHC). Additionally, MHC expression and morphological changes in myoblasts differentiated on the ITO electrode were comparable to those in cells in the control culture dish. From the monitoring the integration of the resistance change at 21.5 kHz, the cell differentiation was label-free and real-time detectable in 30 h of differentiation (p < 0.05). PMID:27929401

  9. Study of C2H2 optic-fiber monitoring system on spectrum absorption

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    Wang, Yutian; Li, Xiao-Xin; Wang, Zhong-Dong

    2005-02-01

    We report our research on the development of optical fiber trace gas sensors for environmental applications. A novel optical fiber sensor for monitoring acetylene (C2H2) gases is described. Through studying the measure theory, we use the Beer-Lambert law to monitor the gas. And after analyzing the C2H2 spectrum, we select Distributed Feedback Laser Diode (DFB LD) as light source. Comparing many kinds" sensor detection head, the gas absorbing cell with tail fiber can have good coupling with optical fiber and improve the coupling stability. In the data processing system, signals are distilled by lock-in amplifiers and then harmonic measure technology processes that distilled faint signals. After the all, the electronic signals are transmitted into computer to process, alarm and display. We design the instrument who can remote and on-line measuring acetylene. Through theory analysis and system experiment, the design of the system is practicable, and has a better precision and some apply foreground.

  10. An individual bioequivalence approach to compare the intrasubject variability of two ciclosporin formulations, SangCya and Neoral.

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    Canafax, D M; Irish, W D; Moran, H B; Squiers, E; Levy, R; Pouletty, P; First, M R; Christians, U

    1999-08-01

    A novel bioequivalence testing approach was used to determine intrasubject variability and switchability of two ciclosporin formulations, SangCya (test) and Neoral (reference). Twenty healthy volunteers were enrolled into a single-dose, randomized, open-label, 4-period, 2-sequence study with a crossover replicate design. Subject-by-formulation interaction variances were compared using a mixed effects linear model. Intrasubject variability for ln AUC(0-infinity) and ln C(max) of SangCya and Neoral were not significantly different. The 95% confidence intervals of the intrasubject variability of AUC(0-infinity) (0.94) and C(max) (1.28) as determined using the bootstrap nonparametric percentile method (n = 2,000) were below the individual bioequivalence limit estimated at 2.25. We concluded equivalent intrasubject variability of ciclosporin pharmacokinetics and switchability between SangCya and Neoral.

  11. Microfluidic system for monitoring of cardiac (H9C2) cell proliferation

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    Kobuszewska, A.; Cwik, P.; Jastrzebska, E.; Brzozka, Z.; Chudy, M.; Renaud, P.; Dybko, A.

    2017-05-01

    The paper presents the application of electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis for investigation of cardiac cell (H9C2 - rat cardiomyoblast) proliferation after verapamil hydrochloride exposure. For this purpose, two different PDMS/glass microsystems with circular microchamber and longitudinal microchannel integrated with Pt/Al electrodes were used. The microchambers were fabricated in PDMS using photolithography and replica moulding techniques. Pt/Al electrodes were fabricated on a 4-inch glass substrate using Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). Solution of verapamil hydrochloride was continuously introduced into the microsystems with H9C2 cell culture (a flow rate of 1 μl/min) for 72 h. The impedance spectra were recorded from 100 Hz to 1 MHz. We confirmed that impedance spectroscopy can be used for non-invasive, label-free and real-time analysis of cardiac cells proliferation based on cells dielectric properties and biological structure.

  12. In-situ spectroscopic monitoring of the ambient pressure hydrogenation of C2 to ethane on Pt(111)

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    Krooswyk, Joel D.; Kruppe, Christopher M.; Trenary, Michael

    2016-10-01

    The hydrogenation of C2 molecules formed on the Pt(111) surface through acetylene exposure at 750 K was monitored in-situ with reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) in the presence of up to 10 Torr of H2. The coverage of post-reaction surface carbon was measured with Auger electron spectroscopy. The RAIR spectra show that C2 is hydrogenated to an ethylidyne intermediate. The hydrogenation of ethylidyne was also monitored at 400 K for H2(g) pressures of 1.0 × 10- 2 to 10 Torr. At H2(g) pressures greater than 1.0 Torr, ethylidyne is completely hydrogenated. In an attempt to probe the nature of the C2 adsorption sites, RAIR spectra of coadsorbed CO were obtained. It is found that while C2 does not block CO adsorption, the spectra indicate that the surface carbon is free of hydrogen. In contrast, ethylidyne blocks CO adsorption sites. In the presence of coadsorbed CO, complete hydrogenation of ethylidyne occurs at 450 K versus 400 K in the absence of CO.

  13. Is C2 monitoring or another limited sampling strategy superior to C0 monitoring in improving clinical outcomes in adult liver transplant recipients?

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    Marin, Judith Geneviève; Levine, Marc; Ensom, Mary H H

    2006-10-01

    Cyclosporine (CsA) has had a major impact on the process and success of solid organ transplantation. Early in the use of CsA, therapeutic monitoring using the predose (trough, or C0) concentration became the standard of care. However, there are complications with the use of C0 monitoring that have only partly been mitigated with the advent of the micro-emulsion formulation (CsA-ME). More recently, limited sampling strategies (LSSs) for measuring the area under the CsA concentration-time curve (AUC) have been investigated to improve the monitoring of CsA post-transplantation. Many centres now routinely monitor CsA therapy using the concentration at 2 hours postdose (C2). In this paper the strength of the evidence for C2 (or other LSSs) relative to C0 monitoring of CsA-ME for improving clinically important outcomes in liver transplant patients is critically examined. Additionally, gaps in the literature are identified and recommendations are made for clinical research that could be done to provide more definitive evidence for the use of C2 or other LSSs in monitoring liver transplant patients.

  14. Quality of life improvement in treatment of psoriasis with intermittent short course cyclosporin (Neoral).

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    Salek, M S; Finlay, A Y; Lewis, J J C; Sumner, M I

    2004-02-01

    Due to concern over long term safety of continuous treatment with cyclosporin, the aim of this 1-year study was to assess the effect of intermittent therapy with cyclosporin (Neoral) on the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic plaque psoriasis. A total of 41 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis (26 male, mean age: 36 years, range: 18-61; duration of psoriasis 17 years, range: 2-31) entered a 9-centre open study in which cyclosporin was taken as an initial dose of 5 mg/kg/daily for a maximum of 12 weeks for up to three cycles. Each patient completed a psoriasis specific QOL measure (Psoriasis Disability Index, PDI) at the beginning and end of each treatment cycle and at the end of study. Clinical parameters including Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) were measured. The PDI scores showed a significant improvement (p < 0.01) between the beginning and end of all three treatment cycles. The various clinical assessments for each treatment period also showed significant improvement (p < 0.001) for all three cycles. When comparing the last follow-up value to baseline there was a clear indication of relapse, but these scores were still significantly better than at baseline (p < 0.01). Notably, the mean PASI score improved by more than 50% (p < 0.001) between first baseline and end of the study. These findings indicate that a short course of intermittent therapy with cyclosporin in microemulsion formulation, used at starting doses of 5 mg/kg/day, improves QOL of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. Once again, the applicability and validity of the PDI as a useful QOL tool has been demonstrated.

  15. Effects of Sandimmune Neoral on Collagen-Induced Arthritis in DA Rats: Characterization by High Resolution Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and by Histology

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    Beckmann, Nicolau; Bruttel, Konrad; Schuurman, Henk; Mir, Anis

    1998-03-01

    In the present work the time course of collagen-induced arthritis and the effect of Sandimmune Neoral in this model of arthritis were followed in the rat over an extended period of time (70 days) using high resolution three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). High resolution 3D gradient-echo (TR = 100 ms; TE = 3.8 ms) images with a voxel size of 94 × 81 × 60 μm3were acquired from the hind paw of DA rats (n= 21) at various time points after injection of type II bovine collagen into the tail. Eleven rats were treated with Neoral (15 mg/kg/day p.o. together with vehicle) for 42 days starting at day 14 after collagen injection. The remaining controls received vehicle. Pathomorphological changes associated with the collagen-induced arthritic process, e.g., increase of joint space and cartilage and bone erosion, could be observedin vivoin the control group. In contrast, no changes in the joint architecture were detected in Neoral-treated animals. Indeed, Neoral showed strong anti-inflammatory effects and marked protection against cartilage and bone destruction in this model. Qualitative information derived from the MR images correlated significantly with histological findings.

  16. A simple method to calculate cyclosporine dosage to obtain a target C2 drug level.

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    Morales, Jorge; Buckel, Erwin; Fierro, Alberto; Zehnder, Carlos; Herzog, Cristina; Mañalich, Jaime

    2003-06-01

    C(2) Cyclosporine (CsA) level, as a surrogate of area under the time-concentration curve (AUC) 0-4 hours, is a good predictor of drug absorption and clinical outcome after kidney transplantation. It has been difficult to define the optimal C(2) level in the individual case and given the broad range of C(2) due to interindividual absorption variability it has been troublesome to determine the drug dose needed to obtain an expected C(2)-CsA concentration. In this study data of 16 stable renal and renal/pancreas recipients treated with prednisone, azathioprine, and CsA (Neoral) managed by C(0) level was examined. CsA concentrations at time 0 (basal), 2, 6, and 12 hours post CsA (Neoral) intake were determined the day of the study. A significant linear regression level was established between C(2) (but not C(0), C(6) and C(12)) and the dosage expressed as mg/kg/d (P = 0.0113, correlation coefficient r = 0.573018). Subsequently, another 27 renal transplant recipients were studied retrospectively and divided into three groups according to posttransplant period: 1 to 6, 7 to 12, and beyond 12 months after transplant. Equations derived from the relationship between C(2) and dose (mg/kg/d) were similar between the three groups and when compared with the first study. A formula obtained from the 27 patients in the whole posttransplant period (mg/kg/d = C(2) x 0.0010208 + 1.86125) was applied to patients of the first study obtaining a regression coefficient between actual and calculated CsA dose of 0.6145 (P = 0.01). A more accurate equation (P = 0.0001, r = 0.5925) was obtained by analyzing 145 C(2) determinations covering a period from 1 month to 8 years following transplant which gave a linear regression line defined by the equation C(2) x 0.001473 + 1.6673. This equation would permit the calculation mg/kg/d of CsA (Neoral) dose to obtain an expected C(2) level. The derived equation shown in this paper has a predictive value of 50% to 60% only, but can help to find adequate

  17. Automated system for monitoring trace C2H2 in ambient air by cavity ring-down spectroscopy combined with sample preconcentration.

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    Pradhan, Manik; Aziz, M S I; Grilli, Roberto; Orr-Ewing, Andrew J

    2008-10-01

    A fully automated instrument combining a continuous wave cavity ring-down spectrometer and dual-trap sample preconcentration has been implemented for monitoring C2H2 mixing ratios in ambient air. A distributed feedback diode laser operating in the near-infrared region (lambda approximately 1534.973 nm in air) detects C2H2 in absorption via the P(17) rotational line of the (v1 + v3) vibrational combination band. The instrument is shown to be capable of fast, quantitative, and precise monitoring of C2H2 mixing ratios, with a detection limit of approximately 8 pptv (parts per trillion by volume). It thus has potential to be deployed for analysis of air samples in many rural and urban environments. In situ measurements were carried out at 30 min intervals over periods of up to 15 h on several days for indoor and outdoor air samples. For indoor air monitored on a Sunday, the C2H2 mixing ratio was stable at 1.45 +/- 0.04 ppbv (parts per billion by volume). On weekdays, both indoor and outside air analyses showed peaks in the range 2-4 ppbv in the early morning and late afternoon that coincided with periods of busy road traffic.

  18. C2-C6 background hydrocarbon concentrations monitored at a roof top and green park site, in Dublin City centre.

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    O'Donoghue, R T; Broderick, B M

    2007-09-01

    A 5 week monitoring campaign was carried out in Dublin City centre, to establish which site gave a more accurate background city centre estimation: a roof-top or green field site. This background represented a conservative estimate of HC exposure in Dublin City centre, useful for quantifying health effects related to this form of pollution and also for establishing a local background relative to the four surrounding main roads when the wind direction is travelling towards each road with the background receptor upwind. Over the entire monitoring campaign, the lowest concentrations and relative standard deviations were observed at the green field site, regardless of time of day or meteorological effects.

  19. Effects of indexes of consciousness (IoC1 and IoC2) monitoring on remifentanil dosage in modified radical mastectomy: a randomized trial.

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    Wu, Guisheng; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Xuxiang; Yu, Ailan; Zhang, Zongwang; Yu, Jingui

    2016-03-29

    This study investigated the effects of indexes of consciousness (IoC1 and IoC2) monitoring on remifentanil dosage. In this randomized, single-blinded, prospective study, 120 patients undergoing unilateral modified radical mastectomy were randomly assigned to the treatment group (T group, n = 60) or control group (C group, n = 60). In the T group, patients received both IoC1 (sedation) and IoC2 (analgesia) monitoring, and remifentanil dosages were adjusted by anesthetists according to IoC2. In the C group, remifentanil dosages were adjusted based on the anesthetists' judgment according to the patients' vital signs. Remifentanil dose, adjustment frequency, infusion duration, intraoperative adverse events, and quality of anesthetic recovery were compared between the two groups. The primary outcome was the dose of remifentanil. Compared with the C group, mean remifentanil dosage was significantly higher in the T group (3.8 ± 1.9 versus 3.2 ± 1.2 μg kg(-1) h(-1), P < 0.05) during the anesthetic period, as was the adjustment frequency of target-controlled infusion (2.9 ± 1.9 versus 2.0 ± 1.2 times/surgery, P < 0.05), but there was no difference in infusion duration. Voluntary eye opening, extubation time, and recovery score were not significantly different between the two groups (P > 0.05). Total adverse events were significantly reduced in the T group (P < 0.05). IoC1-targeted propofol dosing does not seem to be significantly different to hemodynamic-based monitoring, whereas IoC2 monitoring can increase remifentanil dosage during modified radical mastectomy, but the anesthetic process is more controllable and total adverse events are reduced, which improves the controllability of anesthesia. ChiCTR-TRC-13004101 , registered on 27 November 2013.

  20. Cyclosporine C2 monitoring for the treatment of frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome in children: a multicenter randomized phase II trial.

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    Iijima, Kazumoto; Sako, Mayumi; Oba, Mari Saito; Ito, Shuichi; Hataya, Hiroshi; Tanaka, Ryojiro; Ohwada, Yoko; Kamei, Koichi; Ishikura, Kenji; Yata, Nahoko; Nozu, Kandai; Honda, Masataka; Nakamura, Hidefumi; Nagata, Michio; Ohashi, Yasuo; Nakanishi, Koichi; Yoshikawa, Norishige

    2014-02-01

    An open-label, multicenter, randomized phase II trial was conducted from July 1, 2005 to March 29, 2011 to compare two protocols for treating children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome using microemulsified cyclosporine. Ninety-three children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome were randomly assigned to group A (n=46) or group B (n=47). In both groups, the 2-hour postdose cyclosporine level was monitored. For group A, the cyclosporine target was set to 600-700 ng/ml for the first 6 months and 450-550 ng/ml for the next 18 months; for group B, it was set to 450-550 ng/ml for the first 6 months and 300-400 ng/ml for the next 18 months. The primary end point was the sustained remission rate. At the end of the study, if there was no difference in safety profile between the two groups and the sustained remission rate in group A was superior to group B with a decision threshold of 8%, then the regimen for group A would be determined the better treatment. Eight children from an ineligible institution, where cyclosporine levels were not measured, were excluded from all analyses. At 24 months, the sustained remission rate was nonsignificantly higher in group A (n=43) than group B (n=42; 64.4% versus 50.0%; hazard ratio, 0.57; 95% confidence interval, 0.29 to 1.11; P=0.09), and the progression-free survival rate was significantly higher (88.1% versus 68.4%; hazard ratio, 0.33; 95% confidence interval, 0.12 to 0.94; P=0.03). The relapse rate was significantly lower in group A than group B (0.41 versus 0.95 times/person-year; hazard ratio, 0.43; 95% confidence interval, 0.19 to 0.84; P=0.02). The rate and severity of adverse events were similar in both treatment groups. The sustained remission rate was not significantly different between the two treatment groups, but the regimen with the higher 2-hour postdose cyclosporine level target improved progression-free survival and reduced the relapse rate.

  1. Cyclosporine C2 Monitoring for the Treatment of Frequently Relapsing Nephrotic Syndrome in Children: A Multicenter Randomized Phase II Trial

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    Sako, Mayumi; Oba, Mari Saito; Ito, Shuichi; Hataya, Hiroshi; Tanaka, Ryojiro; Ohwada, Yoko; Kamei, Koichi; Ishikura, Kenji; Yata, Nahoko; Nozu, Kandai; Honda, Masataka; Nakamura, Hidefumi; Nagata, Michio; Ohashi, Yasuo; Nakanishi, Koichi; Yoshikawa, Norishige

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background and objectives An open-label, multicenter, randomized phase II trial was conducted from July 1, 2005 to March 29, 2011 to compare two protocols for treating children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome using microemulsified cyclosporine. Design, setting, participants, & measurements Ninety-three children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome were randomly assigned to group A (n=46) or group B (n=47). In both groups, the 2-hour postdose cyclosporine level was monitored. For group A, the cyclosporine target was set to 600–700 ng/ml for the first 6 months and 450–550 ng/ml for the next 18 months; for group B, it was set to 450–550 ng/ml for the first 6 months and 300–400 ng/ml for the next 18 months. The primary end point was the sustained remission rate. At the end of the study, if there was no difference in safety profile between the two groups and the sustained remission rate in group A was superior to group B with a decision threshold of 8%, then the regimen for group A would be determined the better treatment. Results Eight children from an ineligible institution, where cyclosporine levels were not measured, were excluded from all analyses. At 24 months, the sustained remission rate was nonsignificantly higher in group A (n=43) than group B (n=42; 64.4% versus 50.0%; hazard ratio, 0.57; 95% confidence interval, 0.29 to 1.11; P=0.09), and the progression-free survival rate was significantly higher (88.1% versus 68.4%; hazard ratio, 0.33; 95% confidence interval, 0.12 to 0.94; P=0.03). The relapse rate was significantly lower in group A than group B (0.41 versus 0.95 times/person-year; hazard ratio, 0.43; 95% confidence interval, 0.19 to 0.84; P=0.02). The rate and severity of adverse events were similar in both treatment groups. Conclusion The sustained remission rate was not significantly different between the two treatment groups, but the regimen with the higher 2-hour postdose cyclosporine level target improved

  2. Pulsed-laser excitation of acoustic modes in open high-Q photoacoustic resonators for trace gas monitoring: results for C2H4

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    Brand, Christian; Winkler, Andreas; Hess, Peter; Miklós, András; Bozóki, Zoltán; Sneider, János

    1995-06-01

    The pulsed excitation of acoustic resonances was studied with a continuously monitoring photoacoustic detector system. Acoustic waves were generated in C2H4/N 2 gas mixtures by light absorption of the pulses from a transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser. The photoacoustic part consisted of high-Q cylindrical resonators (Q factor 820 for the first radial mode in N2) and two adjoining variable acoustic filter systems. The time-resolved signal was Fourier transformed to a frequency spectrum of high resolution. For the first radial mode a Lorentzian profile was fitted to the measured data. The outside noise suppression and the signal-to-noise ratio were investigated in a normal laboratory environment in the flow-through mode. The acoustic and electric filter system combined with the

  3. Gas chromatography system for the automated, unattended, and cryogen-free monitoring of C2 to C6 non-methane hydrocarbons in the remote troposphere.

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    Tanner, David; Helmig, Detlev; Hueber, Jacques; Goldan, Paul

    2006-04-07

    An unattended, automated, on-line, cryogen-free, remotely controlled gas chromatography (GC) system was developed and has been deployed for more than 1 year for the continuous determination of C(2) to C(6) hydrocarbons at an observatory located at 2225 m elevation, on the summit caldera of an inactive volcano on the island of Pico, Azores. The GC instrument is tailored to the measurement challenges at this remote and high altitude site. All consumable gases are prepared in situ. Total power use remains below 700 W at all times. Sample collection and analysis is performed without use of cryogen. Hydrocarbons are concentrated on a one-stage trapping/injection system consisting of a Peltier-cooled multi-bed solid adsorbent trap. Analytes are detected after thermal desorption and separation on an alumina-PLOT (porous-layer open tubular) column by flame ionization detection (FID). Sample focusing, desorption, separation and detection parameters were thoroughly investigated to ensure quantitative collection and subsequent injection onto the GC system. GC operation is controlled remotely and data are downloaded daily. Sample volumes (600 and 3000 ml) are alternated for analysis of C(2) to C(3) and C(3) to C(6) hydrocarbons, respectively. Detection limits are in the low parts per trillion by volume (pptv) range, sufficient for quantification of the compounds of interest at their central North Atlantic lower free troposphere background concentrations.

  4. Dose Adjustment Strategy of Cyclosporine A in Renal Transplant Patients: Evaluation of Anthropometric Parameters for Dose Adjustment and C0 vs. C2 Monitoring in Japan, 2001-2010

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    Kokuhu, Takatoshi; Fukushima, Keizo; Ushigome, Hidetaka; Yoshimura, Norio; Sugioka, Nobuyuki

    2013-01-01

    The optimal use and monitoring of cyclosporine A (CyA) have remained unclear and the current strategy of CyA treatment requires frequent dose adjustment following an empirical initial dosage adjusted for total body weight (TBW). The primary aim of this study was to evaluate age and anthropometric parameters as predictors for dose adjustment of CyA; and the secondary aim was to compare the usefulness of the concentration at predose (C0) and 2-hour postdose (C2) monitoring. An open-label, non-randomized, retrospective study was performed in 81 renal transplant patients in Japan during 2001-2010. The relationships between the area under the blood concentration-time curve (AUC0-9) of CyA and its C0 or C2 level were assessed with a linear regression analysis model. In addition to age, 7 anthropometric parameters were tested as predictors for AUC0-9 of CyA: TBW, height (HT), body mass index (BMI), body surface area (BSA), ideal body weight (IBW), lean body weight (LBW), and fat free mass (FFM). Correlations between AUC0-9 of CyA and these parameters were also analyzed with a linear regression model. The rank order of the correlation coefficient was C0 > C2 (C0; r=0.6273, C2; r=0.5562). The linear regression analyses between AUC0-9 of CyA and candidate parameters indicated their potential usefulness from the following rank order: IBW > FFM > HT > BSA > LBW > TBW > BMI > Age. In conclusion, after oral administration, C2 monitoring has a large variation and could be at high risk for overdosing. Therefore, after oral dosing of CyA, it was not considered to be a useful approach for single monitoring, but should rather be used with C0 monitoring. The regression analyses between AUC0-9 of CyA and anthropometric parameters indicated that IBW was potentially the superior predictor for dose adjustment of CyA in an empiric strategy using TBW (IBW; r=0.5181, TBW; r=0.3192); however, this finding seems to lack the pharmacokinetic rationale and thus warrants further basic and clinical

  5. C2-Simulation Interoperability in NATO

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    2013-06-01

    reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite... Rehearsal • Exploit simulations for – C2 Concept Development and Experimentation – C2 Testing NATO UNCLASSIFIED 7 C2-Simulation

  6. Rate Coefficients of C2H with C2H4, C2H6, and H2 from 150 to 359 K

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    Opansky, Brian J.; Leone, Stephen R.

    1996-01-01

    Rate coefficients for the reactions C2H with C2H4, C2H6, and H2 are measured over the temperature range 150-359 K using transient infrared laser absorption spectroscopy. The ethynyl radical is formed by photolysis of C2H2 with a pulsed excimer laser at 193 nm, and its transient absorption is monitored with a color center laser on the Q(sub 11)(9) line of the A(sup 2) Pi-Chi(sup 2) Sigma transition at 3593.68 cm(exp -1). Over the experimental temperature range 150-359 K the rate constants of C2H with C2H4, C2H6, and H2 can be fitted to the Arrhenius expressions k(sub C2H4) = (7.8 +/- 0.6) x 10(exp -11) exp[(134 +/- 44)/T], k(sub C2H6) = (3.5 +/- 0.3) x 10(exp -11) exp[(2.9 +/- 16)/T], and k(sub H2) = (1.2 +/- 0.3) x 10(exp -11) exp[(-998 +/- 57)]/T cm(exp 3) molecule(exp -1) sec(exp -1). The data for C2H with C2H4 and C2H6 indicate a negligible activation energy to product formation shown by the mild negative temperature dependence of both reactions. When the H2 data are plotted together with the most recent high-temperature results from 295 to 854 K, a slight curvature is observed. The H2 data can be fit to the non-Arrhenius form k(sub H2) = 9.2 x 10(exp -18) T(sup 2.17 +/- 0.50) exp[(-478 +/- 165)/T] cm(exp 3) molecules(exp -1) sec(exp -1). The curvature in the Arrhenius plot is discussed in terms of both quantum mechanical tunneling of the H atom from H2 to the C2H radical and bending mode contributions to the partition function.

  7. 15 CFR 8c.2 - Application.

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  8. 42 CFR 52c.2 - Definitions.

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  13. 18 CFR 3c.2 - Nonpublic information.

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  18. Monitors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Powell, David

    1984-01-01

    Provides guidelines for selecting a monitor to suit specific applications, explains the process by which graphics images are produced on a CRT monitor, and describes four types of flat-panel displays being used in the newest lap-sized portable computers. A comparison chart provides prices and specifications for over 80 monitors. (MBR)

  19. Magnetic Shielding Studies of C2 and C2 H2 Support Higher than Triple Bond Multiplicity in C2.

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    Karadakov, Peter B; Kirsopp, Josh

    2017-07-17

    The carbon-carbon bonds in the ground states of C2 and C2 H2 , at their equilibrium geometries, are compared by analysing the changes in the off-nucleus magnetic shielding tensor within the space surrounding each of these molecules. A wide range of quantum-chemical approaches, including full-valence CASSCF-GIAO, CCSD(T)-GIAO and CCSDT-GIAO, all with the cc-pVQZ basis set, as well as HF-GIAO and MP2-GIAO, with the cc-pVQZ, cc-pV5Z and cc-pV6Z basis sets, show that the surroundings of the carbon-carbon bond in C2 are more shielded than those of the carbon-carbon bond in C2 H2 . The additional shielding of the carbon-carbon bond in C2 is found to be due to a larger paramagnetic contribution to the component of the shielding tensor which is perpendicular to the molecular axis. The analysis of the off-nucleus shielding data indicates that the carbon-carbon bond in C2 is "bulkier" and, therefore, of a higher multiplicity, but weaker than the corresponding bond in C2 H2 . According to the results of the shielding calculations, the carbon nuclei in C2 should be much more shielded than those in C2 H2 , with (13) C isotropic magnetic shieldings in the ranges of around 224-227 ppm and around 123-125 ppm for C2 and C2 H2 , respectively. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. C2 Approach: Agility, Autonomy (Briefing Charts)

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    2015-04-01

    take advantage of the power of  information  age  technologies – Need to respond to the complexities of 21st mission challenges • Suggest that recent...Limited  information  dissemination (need to know) v. broad  dissemination (need to share)  • These difference are reflected in the dimensions of the C2... Information The C2 Approach Space 6 4 NEC2 Short Course – Module 1 Traditional C2 33 NATO C2 Conceptual Reference Model* An approach to C2 determines

  1. Implications of C2H photochemistry on the modeling of C2 distributions in comets

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    Jackson, William M.; Bao, Yihan; Urdahl, Randall S.

    1991-01-01

    Laboratory studies of the secondary photolysis of the C2H radical are summarized and used to explain some discrepancies between models of C2 emission in comets. These studies show that several states of the C2 radicals produced in the photolysis of C2H2 at 193 nm have bimodal rotational distributions when plotted as a Boltzmann diagram. They also establish that the C2 radicals are formed with varying degrees of vibrational excitation, so that if they are formed in a similar manner in comets, the C2 radicals must start out with this initial vibrational excitation.

  2. The Chemical Bond in C2.

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    Hermann, Markus; Frenking, Gernot

    2016-03-14

    Quantum chemical calculations using the complete active space of the valence orbitals have been carried out for Hn CCHn (n=0-3) and N2. The quadratic force constants and the stretching potentials of Hn CCHn have been calculated at the CASSCF/cc-pVTZ level. The bond dissociation energies of the C-C bonds of C2 and HC≡CH were computed using explicitly correlated CASPT2-F12/cc-pVTZ-F12 wave functions. The bond dissociation energies and the force constants suggest that C2 has a weaker C-C bond than acetylene. The analysis of the CASSCF wavefunctions in conjunction with the effective bond orders of the multiple bonds shows that there are four bonding components in C2, while there are only three in acetylene and in N2. The bonding components in C2 consist of two weakly bonding σ bonds and two electron-sharing π bonds. The bonding situation in C2 can be described with the σ bonds in Be2 that are enforced by two π bonds. There is no single Lewis structure that adequately depicts the bonding situation in C2. The assignment of quadruple bonding in C2 is misleading, because the bond is weaker than the triple bond in HC≡CH. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Chloride channelopathies of ClC-2.

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    Bi, Miao Miao; Hong, Sen; Zhou, Hong Yan; Wang, Hong Wei; Wang, Li Na; Zheng, Ya Juan

    2013-12-27

    Chloride channels (ClCs) have gained worldwide interest because of their molecular diversity, widespread distribution in mammalian tissues and organs, and their link to various human diseases. Nine different ClCs have been molecularly identified and functionally characterized in mammals. ClC-2 is one of nine mammalian members of the ClC family. It possesses unique biophysical characteristics, pharmacological properties, and molecular features that distinguish it from other ClC family members. ClC-2 has wide organ/tissue distribution and is ubiquitously expressed. Published studies consistently point to a high degree of conservation of ClC-2 function and regulation across various species from nematodes to humans over vast evolutionary time spans. ClC-2 has been intensively and extensively studied over the past two decades, leading to the accumulation of a plethora of information to advance our understanding of its pathophysiological functions; however, many controversies still exist. It is necessary to analyze the research findings, and integrate different views to have a better understanding of ClC-2. This review focuses on ClC-2 only, providing an analytical overview of the available literature. Nearly every aspect of ClC-2 is discussed in the review: molecular features, biophysical characteristics, pharmacological properties, cellular function, regulation of expression and function, and channelopathies.

  4. Chloride Channelopathies of ClC-2

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    Bi, Miao Miao; Hong, Sen; Zhou, Hong Yan; Wang, Hong Wei; Wang, Li Na; Zheng, Ya Juan

    2014-01-01

    Chloride channels (ClCs) have gained worldwide interest because of their molecular diversity, widespread distribution in mammalian tissues and organs, and their link to various human diseases. Nine different ClCs have been molecularly identified and functionally characterized in mammals. ClC-2 is one of nine mammalian members of the ClC family. It possesses unique biophysical characteristics, pharmacological properties, and molecular features that distinguish it from other ClC family members. ClC-2 has wide organ/tissue distribution and is ubiquitously expressed. Published studies consistently point to a high degree of conservation of ClC-2 function and regulation across various species from nematodes to humans over vast evolutionary time spans. ClC-2 has been intensively and extensively studied over the past two decades, leading to the accumulation of a plethora of information to advance our understanding of its pathophysiological functions; however, many controversies still exist. It is necessary to analyze the research findings, and integrate different views to have a better understanding of ClC-2. This review focuses on ClC-2 only, providing an analytical overview of the available literature. Nearly every aspect of ClC-2 is discussed in the review: molecular features, biophysical characteristics, pharmacological properties, cellular function, regulation of expression and function, and channelopathies. PMID:24378849

  5. Nomenclature for human complement component C2*

    PubMed Central

    1992-01-01

    This note describes the designations for variants of the human complement component C2, which were approved by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). PMID:1394787

  6. Interstellar C2 molecules toward Zeta Ophiuchi

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    Hobbs, L. M.; Campbell, B.

    1982-01-01

    Ten weak interstellar absorption lines of the (2-0) Phillips band of C2 near 8760 A are detected in the spectrum of Zeta Ophiuchi. All of the lines have equivalent widths smaller than 2 mA, and originate from the six lowest rotational levels of C2. The resulting total column density is equal to about 1.7 x 10 to the 13th/sq cm, and the excitation temperature is 130 + or - 10 K.

  7. Theoretical microwave spectral constants for C2N, C2N/+/, and C3H

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    Green, S.

    1980-01-01

    Theoretical microwave spectral constants have been computed for C2N, C3H, and C2N(+). For C2N these are compared with values obtained from optical data. Calculated hyperfine constants are also presented for HNC, DNC, and HCNH(+). The possibility of observing these species in dense interstellar clouds is discussed.

  8. 29 CFR 2575.502c-2 - Adjusted civil penalty under section 502(c)(2).

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    2011-07-01

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  9. 29 CFR 2575.502c-2 - Adjusted civil penalty under section 502(c)(2).

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  10. 29 CFR 2575.502c-2 - Adjusted civil penalty under section 502(c)(2).

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  11. 29 CFR 2575.502c-2 - Adjusted civil penalty under section 502(c)(2).

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  12. 29 CFR 2575.502c-2 - Adjusted civil penalty under section 502(c)(2).

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  13. Monitoring

    SciTech Connect

    Orr, Christopher Henry; Luff, Craig Janson; Dockray, Thomas; Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore

    2004-11-23

    The invention provides apparatus and methods which facilitate movement of an instrument relative to an item or location being monitored and/or the item or location relative to the instrument, whilst successfully excluding extraneous ions from the detection location. Thus, ions generated by emissions from the item or location can successfully be monitored during movement. The technique employs sealing to exclude such ions, for instance, through an electro-field which attracts and discharges the ions prior to their entering the detecting location and/or using a magnetic field configured to repel the ions away from the detecting location.

  14. Compact toroid injection into C-2U

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    Roche, Thomas; Gota, H.; Garate, E.; Asai, T.; Matsumoto, T.; Sekiguchi, J.; Putvinski, S.; Allfrey, I.; Beall, M.; Cordero, M.; Granstedt, E.; Kinley, J.; Morehouse, M.; Sheftman, D.; Valentine, T.; Waggoner, W.; the TAE Team

    2015-11-01

    Sustainment of an advanced neutral beam-driven FRC for a period in excess of 5 ms is the primary goal of the C-2U machine at Tri Alpha Energy. In addition, a criteria for long-term global sustainment of any magnetically confined fusion reactor is particle refueling. To this end, a magnetized coaxial plasma-gun has been developed. Compact toroids (CT) are to be injected perpendicular to the axial magnetic field of C-2U. To simulate this environment, an experimental test-stand has been constructed. A transverse magnetic field of B ~ 1 kG is established (comparable to the C-2U axial field) and CTs are fired across it. As a minimal requirement, the CT must have energy density greater than that of the magnetic field it is to penetrate, i.e., 1/2 ρv2 >=B2 / 2μ0 . This criteria is easily met and indeed the CTs traverse the test-stand field. A preliminary experiment on C-2U shows the CT also capable of penetrating into FRC plasmas and refueling is observed resulting in a 20 - 30% increase in total particle number per single-pulsed CT injection. Results from test-stand and C-2U experiments will be presented.

  15. C2 photolytic processes in cometary comae

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    Cochran, A. L.

    1985-01-01

    The C2 column densities toward comets Tuttle (1980h) and Meier (1980q) are determined on the basis of 1.15-nm-resolution 340-620-nm observations obtained with the IDS spectrograph on the 2.7-m telescope at McDonald Observatory in December 1980, and February 1981 (1980q only). The data are presented in graphs and fit with the nonequilibrium-chemistry model of Cochran (1982), and the rates of the photolytic creation and destruction of C2 are calculated as 5 x 10 to the -4th/sec and 4 x 10 to the -6th/sec, respectively.

  16. Electronic structure of U2PtC2 and U2RhC2

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    Ronning, F.; Zhu, J. -X.

    2015-03-18

    In this study, we present density functional theory calculations within the generalized gradient approximation of U2RhC2 and U2PtC2. We find the calculated density of states are significantly less than that measured by specific heat indicating the need for electronic correlations. The mass enhancement found for U2PtC2 is m*/mband ≈ 4.

  17. The Distributed Cognitive Components of C2

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    2008-06-01

    force behind most C2 research. Kurt Lewin states that, “There is nothing so useful as a good theory” (1951, p. 169). This link provides the... Lewin , 1951) Lewin , K. (1951). Field theory in social science; selected theoretical papers. D. Cartwright (ed.). New York: Harper & Row. (Liang

  18. Crystal Structure of the Cytosolic C2a-C2b Domains of Synaptotagmin III

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    Sutton, R. Bryan; Ernst, James A.; Brunger, Axel T.

    1999-01-01

    Synaptotagmins are synaptic vesicle-associated, phospholipid-binding proteins most commonly associated with Ca+2-dependent exocytotic and Ca+2- independent endocytotic events. Synaptotagmin III is a 63.2-kD member of the synaptotagmin homology group; one of its characteristic properties is the ability to bind divalent cations and accessory proteins promiscuously. In the cytosolic portion of this protein, a flexible seven–amino acid linker joins two homologous C2 domains. The C2A domain binds to phospholipid membranes and other accessory proteins in a divalent cation-dependent fashion. The C2B domain promotes binding to other C2B domains, as well as accessory proteins independent of divalent cations. The 3.2 Å crystal structure of synaptotagmin III, residues 295–566, which includes the C2A and C2B domains, exhibits differences in the shape of the Ca+2-binding pocket, the electrostatic surface potential, and the stoichiometry of bound divalent cations for the two domains. These observations may explain the disparate binding properties of the two domains. The C2A and the C2B domains do not interact; synaptotagmin, therefore, covalently links two independent C2 domains, each with potentially different binding partners. A model of synaptotagmin's involvement in Ca+2-dependent regulation of membrane fusion through its interaction with the SNARE complex is presented. PMID:10545502

  19. Hyperfine excitation of C2H and C2D by para-H2

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    Dumouchel, Fabien; Lique, François; Spielfiedel, Annie; Feautrier, Nicole

    2017-10-01

    The [C2H]/[C2D] abundance ratio is a useful tool to explore the physical and chemical conditions of cold molecular clouds. Hence, an accurate determination of both the C2H and C2D abundances is of fundamental interest. Due to the low density of the interstellar medium, the population of the energy levels of the molecules is not at local thermodynamical equilibrium. Thus, the accurate modelling of the emission spectra requires the calculation of collisional rate coefficients with the most abundant interstellar species. Hence, we provide rate coefficients for the hyperfine excitation of C2H and C2D by para-H2(j=0), the most abundant collisional partner in cold molecular clouds. State-to-state rate coefficients between the lowest levels were computed for temperatures ranging from 5 to 80 K. For both isotopologues, the Δj = ΔF propensity rule is observed. The comparison between C2H and C2D rate coefficients shows that differences by up to a factor of two exist, mainly for Δj = ΔN = 1 transitions. The new rate coefficients will significantly help in the interpretation of recent observed spectra.

  20. Standardisation for C2-Simulation Interoperation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-11-01

    SISO C-BML Product Development Plan 1-6 1.4.1.3 C-BML Vocabulary and Grammar Considerations 1-9 1.4.1.4 C-BML Ontology 1-9 1.4.1.5 C-BML...Schema (LI) 6-3 6.2.4 C2SIM Standard Extensibility (LI) 6-4 6.2.5 C2LG Tasking Grammar (LL) 6-4 6.2.5.1 Pragmatic Approach (LL) 6-4 6.2.6...Advanced Grammar Approaches (LI) 6-5 6.2.6.1 Production Rules versus Business Rules (LI) 6-5 6.2.6.2 Lexical Functional Grammar Approaches (LI) 6-6

  1. C2M: Configurable Chemical Middleware

    PubMed Central

    Roosendaal, Hans E.; Geurts, Peter A. T. M.

    2001-01-01

    One of the vexing problems that besets concurrent use of multiple, heterogeneous resources is format multiplicity. C2M aims to equip scientists with a wrapper generator on their desktop. The wrapper generator can build wrappers, or converters that can convert data from or into different formats, from a high-level description of the formats. The language in which such a high-level description is expressed is easy enough for scientists to be able to write format descriptions at minimal cost. In C2M, wrappers and documentation for human reading are automatically obtained from the same user-supplied specifications. Initial experiments demonstrate that the idea can, indeed, lead to the advent of usergoverned wrapper generators. Future research will consolidate the code and extend the approach to a realistic variety of formats. PMID:18628869

  2. C(2)M: configurable chemical middleware.

    PubMed

    van der Vet, P; Roosendaal, H E; Geurts, P A

    2001-01-01

    One of the vexing problems that besets concurrent use of multiple, heterogeneous resources is format multiplicity. C(2)M aims to equip scientists with a wrapper generator on their desktop. The wrapper generator can build wrappers, or converters that can convert data from or into different formats, from a high-level description of the formats. The language in which such a high-level description is expressed is easy enough for scientists to be able to write format descriptions at minimal cost. In C(2)M, wrappers and documentation for human reading are automatically obtained from the same user-supplied specifications. Initial experiments demonstrate that the idea can, indeed, lead to the advent of usergoverned wrapper generators. Future research will consolidate the code and extend the approach to a realistic variety of formats.

  3. Hereditary deficiency of the second component of complement (C2) in man: correlation of C2 haemolytic activity with immunochemical measurements of C2 protein

    PubMed Central

    Ruddy, S.; Klemperer, M. R.; Rosen, F. S.; Austen, K. F.; Kumate, J.

    1970-01-01

    Measurements of the nine components of complement in the serums of 16 members of a kindred have established the diagnosis of hereditary deficiency of the second component of complement (C2). The autosomal recessive mode of inheritance resembles that of previously described families with C2 deficiency. Both C2 activity determinations with a stoichiometric haemolytic assay and C2 protein measurements with electroimmunodiffusion against antibody monospecific for C2 detect the heterozygous deficient state. Antigenic analysis, in vitro reconstitution experiments, and the constant ratio of C2 function to C2 protein indicate that the C2 synthesized by heterozygotes is indistinguishable from normal human C2. Studies of neonatal homozygous deficient serum and maternal heterozygous deficient serum show that transplacental passage of C2 does not occur. C2 deficiency in this family is not associated with clinical defects in host resistance. ImagesFIG. 3 PMID:4987909

  4. C-2-Upgrade Field Reversed Configuration Experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smirnov, Artem

    2016-10-01

    In the C-2 field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment, tangential neutral beam injection (20 - 40 keV hydrogen, 4 MW total), coupled with electrically-biased plasma guns at the plasma ends, magnetic end plugs, and advanced surface conditioning, led to dramatic reductions in turbulence-driven losses and greatly improved plasma stability. Under such conditions, highly reproducible FRCs with a significant fast-ion population and total plasma temperature of about 1 keV were achieved. The FRC's were macroscopically stable and decayed on characteristic transport time scales of a few milliseconds. In order to sustain an FRC configuration, the C-2 device was upgraded with a new neutral beam injection (NBI) system, which can deliver a total of 10 + MW of hydrogen beam power, by far the largest ever used in a compact toroid plasma experiment. Compared to C-2, the beam energy was lowered to 15 keV and angled injection geometry was adopted to provide better beam coupling to the FRC. The upgraded neutral beams produce a dominant fast ion population that makes a dramatic beneficial impact on the overall plasma performance. Specifically: (1) high-performance, advanced beam-driven FRCs were produced and sustained for times significantly longer (5 + ms) than all characteristic plasma decay times without the beams, (2) the sustainment is fully correlated with neutral beam injection, (3) confinement of fast ions is close to the classical limit, and (4) new, benign collective fast ion effects were observed. Collectively, these accomplishments represent a dramatic advance towards the scientific validation of the FRC-based approach to fusion. This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of the C-2U device and recent experimental advances.

  5. NATO NEC C2 Maturity Model

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-02-01

    This broader construct demands greater agility on the part of both military and non-military leadership and organisations. Therefore, agility must be...the situation; • infrastructure (availability, quality); • clarity, unity of intent (purpose), and strategy ; • nature of effects space (PMESII...in time, energy , and resources needed for higher levels of C2 maturity is clear from the analysis in these experiences. From the perspective of the

  6. C-2U Experimental Transport Analysis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Trask, Erik; Beall, M.; Bolte, N.; Deng, B.; Douglass, J.; Gota, H.; Granstedt, E.; Gupta, D.; Osin, D.; Roche, T.; Zhai, K.; TAE Team

    2016-10-01

    Upgrades of the experimental facility at Tri Alpha Energy have led to record Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) performance on the C-2U device. Modifications to magnetic field characteristics and increases in neutral beam power were critical drivers in achieving sustained plasma targets for greater than 5ms. 0D power balance calculations detailing loss channel characteristics and plasma timescales will be presented demonstrating substantial improvements in equilibrium and transport parameters. Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

  7. N2C2M2 Experimentation and Validation: Understanding Its C2 Approaches and Implications

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-01

    the organization and execution of the experiments, specifically, Col. Fernando Freire , LtCol. António Flambó, LtCol. José Martins, LtCol. Paulo ...of ELICIT Experimental Data. Paper presented at the 13th ICCRTS, Seattle, USA, 2008. [13.] Manso, Marco, and Paulo Nunes. ELICIT and the Future C2...detailed mapping between C2 CRM variables and ELICIT refer to: MANSO, Marco, and Paulo NUNES. ELICIT and the Future C2: Theoretical Foundations for the

  8. The Reactions of C2H2 and CH3C2H on Ag Powder.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-12-10

    Ag microclusters . This powder is then exposed to subsequent pulses of 20 or CH"C2H (3.7% in NP). The surface enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectra...pulsing it with NO 2 gas which forms fresh Ag microclusters . This powder is then exposed to subsequent pulses of C2H2 or CH3 C2H (3.7% in N2). The surface...gas. The Ag imbedded in the AgNO migrates to sites where Ag microclusters are formed. These microstructures are a necessary part of the SERS enhancement

  9. Overview of C-2U FRC Experimental Program and Plans for C-2W

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gota, H.; Binderbauer, M. W.; Tajima, T.; Putvinski, S.; Tuszewski, M.; Dettrick, S.; Korepanov, S.; Smirnov, A.; Thompson, M. C.; Yang, X.; Cappello, M.; Ivanov, A. A.; TAE Team

    2016-10-01

    Tri Alpha Energy's experimental program has been focused on a demonstration of reliable field-reversed configuration (FRC) formation and sustainment, driven by fast ions via high-power neutral-beam (NB) injection. The world's largest compact-toroid experimental devices, C-2 and C-2U, have successfully produced a well-stabilized, sustainable FRC plasma state with NB injection (input power, PNB 10 + MW; 15 keV hydrogen) and end-on coaxial plasma guns. Remarkable improvements in confinement and stability of FRC plasmas have led to further improved fast-ion build up; thereby, an advanced beam-driven FRC state has been produced and sustained for up to 5 + ms (longer than all characteristic system time scales), only limited by hardware and electric supply constraints such as NB and plasma-gun power supplies. To further improve the FRC performance the C-2U device is being replaced by C-2W featuring higher injected NB power, longer pulse duration as well as enhanced edge-biasing systems and substantially upgraded divertors. Main C-2U experimental results and key features of C-2W will be presented. Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

  10. Theoretical study of the C-H bond dissociation energies of CH4, C2H2, C2H4, and H2C2O

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.

    1991-01-01

    The successive C-H bond dissociation energies of CH4, C2H2, C2H4, and H2C2O (ketene) are determined using large-basis sets and a high level of correlation treatment. For CH4, C2H2, and C2H4 the computed values are in excellent agreement with experiment. Using these results, the values 107.9 + or - 2.0 and 96.7 + or - 2.0 kcal/mol are recommended for the C-H bond dissociation energies of H2C2O and HC2O, respectively.

  11. C 2 formation in vibrationally excited CO

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wallaart, H. L.; Piar, B.; Perrin, M.-Y.; Martin, J.-P.

    1995-12-01

    The formation of C 2 has been observed following the vibrational excitation of CO. Emission from four different electronic states has been observed: Swan bands (d 3Πg → a 3Πu); Deslandres-d'Azambuja bands (C 1Πg → A 1Πu); Fox-Herzberg bands (e 3Πg → a 3Πu) and a Mulliken band ( D 1Σ u+ → X 1Σ g+). The vibrational populations in the electronic states have been determined from low-resolution emission spectra. The time-resolved behaviour of the emissions indicates that the upper states close to the dissociation limit are populated first, while the lower electronic states are populated following a time delay. Formation mechanisms are discussed.

  12. The Evolution Towards Decentralized C2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    the twentieth century, such as the Provisional Irish Republican Army ( IRA ) and the Basque separatist organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), had...tighter hierarchical C2 architectures. The IRA and its splinter groups did move towards more edge-like behavior under pressure from law enforcement.8...updates, and instead concentrated on more crucial                                                          42 Saunders (2002) 43 Fox (1995

  13. 16 CFR Appendix C2 to Part 305 - Standard Dishwashers

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Standard Dishwashers C2 Appendix C2 to Part 305 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS ENERGY... LABELING RULEâ) Pt. 305, App. C2 Appendix C2 to Part 305—Standard Dishwashers Range Information “Standard...

  14. ATS C-2 satellite VLBI experiment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ramasastry, J.; Rosenbaum, B. M.

    1972-01-01

    A proposal is presented to conduct a satellite VLBI experiment using the ATS C-2 spacecraft. The main objectives of the experiment are: (1) precision spacecraft position determination with the VLBI technique and comparison of the L-band interferometric technique with the L-band R and R technique from the viewpoint of operational simplicity and precision, (2) comparison of the single differential Doppler and the wideband VLBI technique for such uses as tracking, geodesy, etc., (3) derivation of real time ionospheric corrections and phase scintillation effects utilizing simultaneous two-frequency (L- and C-band) tracking of the spacecraft in both time delay and Doppler interferometry, (4) development of techniques for precise time dissemination, particularly to marine users, through wideband time-delay interferometry, (5) development of techniques to use synchronous satellites as stable platforms in space in the area of marine geodesy, (6) station location and calibration, and (7) aid to L-band navigation experiments which utilize precise spacecraft position and time in deriving the user's position.

  15. 29 CFR 2560.502c-2 - Civil penalties under section 502(c)(2).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... degree and/or willfulness of the failure or refusal to file the annual report. However, the amount assessed under section 502(c)(2) of the Act shall not exceed $1,000 a day (or such other maximum amount as... not be assessed for any day from the date the Department serves the administrator with a copy of...

  16. 29 CFR 2560.502c-2 - Civil penalties under section 502(c)(2).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... degree and/or willfulness of the failure or refusal to file the annual report. However, the amount assessed under section 502(c)(2) of the Act shall not exceed $1,000 a day (or such other maximum amount as... not be assessed for any day from the date the Department serves the administrator with a copy of...

  17. Comparison of fatigue strength of C2 pedicle screws, C2 pars screws, and a hybrid construct in C1-C2 fixation.

    PubMed

    Su, Brian W; Shimer, Adam L; Chinthakunta, Suresh; Salloum, Kanaan; Ames, Christopher P; Vaccaro, Alexander R; Bucklen, Brandon

    2014-01-01

    A biomechanical study comparing the fatigue strength of different types of C2 fixation in a C1-C2 construct. To determine the pullout strength of a C2 pedicle screw and C2 pars screw after cyclical testing and differentiate differences in stiffness pre- and post-cyclical loading of 3 different C1-C2 fixations. Some surgeons use a short C2 pars screw in a C1-C2 construct, because it is less technically demanding and/or when the vertebral artery is high riding. Difference in construct stiffness between use of bilateral C2 pedicle screws, bilateral C2 pars screws, or a hybrid construct is unknown. Biomechanical testing was performed on 15 specimens. A bicortical C1 lateral mass screw was used in combination with 1 of 3 methods of C2 fixation: (1) bilateral long C2 pedicle screws (LL), (2) bilateral 14-mm C2 pars screws (SS), and (3) unilateral long C2 pedicle screw with a contralateral 14-mm C2 pars screw (LS). Each construct was subject to 16,000 cycles to simulate the immediate postoperative period. Changes in motion in flexion-extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation were calculated. This was followed by pullout testing. The ability to limit range of motion significantly decreased after cyclical testing in flexion-extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation for all 3 groups. After loading, the LL and LS groups had less percentage of increase in motion in flexion-extension and lateral bending than the SS group. Overall, the average pullout strength of a pedicle screw was 92% stronger than a pars screw. C2 pedicle screws have twice the pullout strength of C2 pars screws after cyclical loading. In cases in which the anatomy limits placement of bilateral C2 pedicle screws, a construct using a unilateral C2 pedicle screw with a contralateral short pars screw is a viable option and compares favorably with a bilateral C2 pedicle screw construct. N/A.

  18. Analysis of C2H4 in C2H6 and C2H5D with VUV absorption spectroscopy and a method to remove C2H4 from C2H6 and C2H5D.

    PubMed

    Lu, Hsiao-Chi; Chen, Hong-Kai; Cheng, Bing-Ming

    2004-10-01

    The photoabsorption cross section of C2H4 was measured in the spectral region 107-183 nm and those of C2H6 and C2H5D were accurately determined in the spectral region 107-162 nm using radiation from a synchrotron as source of VUV light. Typically, C2H4 present as a minor impurity in samples of C2H6 and C2H5D distorted the absorption cross section in curves of C2H6 and C2H5D in the onset region. We completely eliminated C2H4 from C2H6 and C2H5D using adsorption on activated Pd/charcoal at 195 K. By this means, we detected no C2H4 in samples of C2H6 and C2H5D according to their absorption spectra. The detection limit of C2H4 in C2H6 and C2H5D is less than 0.03 ppm with VUV absorption spectroscopy.

  19. C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector

    PubMed Central

    Abudayyeh, Omar O.; Gootenberg, Jonathan S.; Konermann, Silvana; Joung, Julia; Slaymaker, Ian M.; Cox, David B.T.; Shmakov, Sergey; Makarova, Kira S.; Semenova, Ekaterina; Minakhin, Leonid; Severinov, Konstantin; Regev, Aviv; Lander, Eric S.; Koonin, Eugene V.; Zhang, Feng

    2016-01-01

    The CRISPR-Cas adaptive immune system defends microbes against foreign genetic elements via DNA or RNA-DNA interference. We characterize the Class 2 type VI-A CRISPR-Cas effector C2c2 and demonstrate its RNA-guided RNase function. C2c2 from the bacterium Leptotrichia shahii provides interference against RNA phage. In vitro biochemical analysis show that C2c2 is guided by a single crRNA and can be programmed to cleave ssRNA targets carrying complementary protospacers. In bacteria, C2c2 can be programmed to knock down specific mRNAs. Cleavage is mediated by catalytic residues in the two conserved HEPN domains, mutations in which generate catalytically inactive RNA-binding proteins. These results broaden our understanding of CRISPR-Cas systems and suggest that C2c2 can be used to develop new RNA-targeting tools. PMID:27256883

  20. Pressure-induced structural transformation of CaC2

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Lu; Huang, Xiaoli; Li, Da; Huang, Yanping; Bao, Kuo; Li, Fangfei; Wu, Gang; Liu, Bingbing; Cui, Tian

    2016-05-01

    The high pressure structural changes of calcium carbide CaC2 have been investigated with Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques in a diamond anvil cell at room temperature. At ambient conditions, two forms of CaC2 co-exist. Above 4.9 GPa, monoclinic CaC2-ii diminished indicating the structural phase transition from CaC2-ii to CaC2-i. At about 7.0 GPa, both XRD patterns and Raman spectra confirmed that CaC2-i transforms into a metallic Cmcm structure which contains polymeric carbon chains. Along with the phase transition, the isolated C2 dumbbells are polymerized into zigzag chains resulting in a large volume collapse with 22.4%. Above 30.0 GPa, the XRD patterns of CaC2 become featureless and remain featureless upon decompression, suggesting an irreversible amorphization of CaC2.

  1. Pressure-induced structural transformation of CaC2.

    PubMed

    Wang, Lu; Huang, Xiaoli; Li, Da; Huang, Yanping; Bao, Kuo; Li, Fangfei; Wu, Gang; Liu, Bingbing; Cui, Tian

    2016-05-21

    The high pressure structural changes of calcium carbide CaC2 have been investigated with Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques in a diamond anvil cell at room temperature. At ambient conditions, two forms of CaC2 co-exist. Above 4.9 GPa, monoclinic CaC2-ii diminished indicating the structural phase transition from CaC2-ii to CaC2-i. At about 7.0 GPa, both XRD patterns and Raman spectra confirmed that CaC2-i transforms into a metallic Cmcm structure which contains polymeric carbon chains. Along with the phase transition, the isolated C2 dumbbells are polymerized into zigzag chains resulting in a large volume collapse with 22.4%. Above 30.0 GPa, the XRD patterns of CaC2 become featureless and remain featureless upon decompression, suggesting an irreversible amorphization of CaC2.

  2. Oligomer-oligomer versus oligomer-monomer C(2)-C(2)' coupling reactions in polypyrrole growth.

    PubMed

    Lacroix, J C; Maurel, F; Lacaze, P C

    2001-03-07

    The C(2)-C(2)' coupling reactions of oligopyrrole radical-cations of increasing length generated by electrochemical oxidation have been modeled by transition state calculations. The modeling approach takes into account solvent effects and (i) shows that the coupling distance in the transition state decreases with oligomer length, (ii) demonstrates that dimerization rates in the gas phase decrease with oligomer length but increase in water, (iii) suggests that in a less solvating medium the dimerization rates could be equivalent, (iv) indicates that in all solvents quaterpyrrole and sexipyrrole formation is faster through a coupling reaction between oligomer and monomer radical-cations than two oligomer radical-cations, and (v) suggests that for the formation of a long oligopyrrole from oligopyrrole-pyrrole reactions the mechanism might involve the coupling of the oligopyrrole dication with a non-oxidized pyrrole unit instead of the coupling of two radical-cations or that of the oligopyrrole dication with a pyrrole radical-cation.

  3. Command and Control (C2) Agility (Agilite du commandement et du controle (C2))

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-10-01

    Columbia 3959 Broadway, CHN-7-718 New York, NY 10032 UNITED STATES Email: dob9042@nyp.org Julius BARATH Department of Informatics Armed...take place. This ‘networked’ reality requires that NATO and its member Nations rethink C2, interpreted in its broadest sense to include acquiring...practical instantiations of Endeavor Spaces for representative scenarios; test the ability to teach and apply the concepts in specific cases

  4. C2/IPS Integration with Base Logistics Support Systems C2/IPS Increment 3 Road Map

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-04-10

    technical report has been reviewed and is approved for publication. RODNEYTYLN SBIR Program Manager FOR THE COMMANDER PETER HUGH2 Acting Chief C31 Technology...II. Key Findings I III. Proposed Approach and "Road Map" 2 IV. DIGMAS Technical Overview 4 V. Benefits 8 Appendix A - Final Presentation and...IPS, and review of current plans and long term technical architecture Bremer staff determined that: "* C2/IPS long term goal is to provide a seamless

  5. Association reactions at low pressure. III. The C2H2+/C2H2 system.

    PubMed

    Anicich, V G; Sen, A D; Huntress, W T; McEwan, M J

    1990-11-15

    The association reactions, C4H2(+) + C2H2 and C4H3(+) + C2H2 have been examined at pressures between 8 x 10(-8) and 1 x 10(-4) Torr at 298 K in an ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. Association occurred via two different mechanisms. At pressures below approximately 2 x 10(-6) Torr, the association was bimolecular having rate coefficients k2 = 2.7 x 10(-10) cm3 s-1 and 2.0 x 10(-10) cm3 s-1 for C4H2+ and C4H3+, respectively. At pressures above approximately 2 x 10(-6) Torr, termolecular association was observed with rate coefficients, k3 = 5.7 x 10(-23) cm6 s-1 and 1.3 x 10(-23) cm6 s-1 for C4H2+ and C4H3+, respectively, when M = C2H2. The termolecular rate constants with N2, Ar, Ne, and He as the third body, M, are also reported. We propose that the low pressure bimolecular association process was the result of radiative stabilization of the complex and the termolecular association process was the result of collisional stabilization. Elementary rate coefficients were obtained and the lifetime of the collision complex was > or = 57 microseconds for (C6H4+)* and > or = 18 microseconds for (C6H5+)*. At pressures below 1 x 10(-6) Torr, approximately 11% of the (C6H4+)* were stabilized by photon emission and the remaining approximately 89% reverted back to reactants, while approximately 24% of the (C6H5+)* were stabilized by photon emission and the remaining approximately 76% reverted back to reactants. The ionic products of the C2H2(+) + C2H2 reaction, C4H2+ and C4H3+, were found to be formed with enough internal energy that they did not react by the radiative association channel until relaxed by several nonreactive collisions with the bath gas.

  6. Atmospheric pressure acetylene detection by UV photo-fragmentation and induced C2 emission.

    PubMed

    Miles, Paul C; Li, Bo; Li, Zhongshan; Aldén, Marcus

    2013-01-01

    Detection of C(2)H(2) via UV photo-fragmentation, followed by monitoring the C(2) d(3)Π(g)-a(3)Π(u) fluorescence, is explored at atmospheric pressure and at temperatures of 295 K, 600 K, and 800 K, for excitation wavelengths 210 to 240 nm using a broadband laser source (~3 cm(-1) fwhm). At the lower temperature, C(2) emissions correlate closely with C(2)H(2) Ã ← X absorption bands, and the excitation spectra suggest a higher-transition probability for the v(″)(4) = 2 and 3 states than for the v(″)(4) = 0 and 1 states. As temperature increases, the excitation spectra exhibit a higher nonresonant background.

  7. C2 Agility: Related Hypotheses and Experimental Findings (Briefing Charts)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-01

    INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES C2 Agility : Related Hypotheses and Experimental Findings David S. Alberts May 2015 Approved...ANALYSES IDA Document NS D-5520 C2 Agility : Related Hypotheses and Experimental Findings David S. Alberts C2 Agility : Related Hypotheses and...

  8. 17 CFR 240.7c2-1 - [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  9. 26 CFR 1.475(c)-2 - Definitions-security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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  10. 26 CFR 1.475(c)-2 - Definitions-security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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  11. 26 CFR 1.475(c)-2 - Definitions-security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  12. 26 CFR 1.475(c)-2 - Definitions-security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  13. 26 CFR 1.415(c)-2 - Compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 5 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Compensation. 1.415(c)-2 Section 1.415(c)-2...) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Pension, Profit-Sharing, Stock Bonus Plans, Etc. § 1.415(c)-2 Compensation. (a) General definition. Except as otherwise provided in this section, compensation from the employer...

  14. 26 CFR 1.415(c)-2 - Compensation.

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  15. 26 CFR 1.415(c)-2 - Compensation.

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  16. 29 CFR 2550.408c-2 - Compensation for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  17. 26 CFR 1.415(c)-2 - Compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 5 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Compensation. 1.415(c)-2 Section 1.415(c)-2...) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Pension, Profit-Sharing, Stock Bonus Plans, Etc. § 1.415(c)-2 Compensation. (a) General definition. Except as otherwise provided in this section, compensation from the employer...

  18. 29 CFR 2550.408c-2 - Compensation for services.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Compensation for services. 2550.408c-2 Section 2550.408c-2... REGULATIONS FOR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY § 2550.408c-2 Compensation for services. (a) In general. Section 408... reasonable compensation by a plan to a party in interest for services rendered to the plan. Section...

  19. 29 CFR 2550.408c-2 - Compensation for services.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Compensation for services. 2550.408c-2 Section 2550.408c-2... REGULATIONS FOR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY § 2550.408c-2 Compensation for services. (a) In general. Section 408... reasonable compensation by a plan to a party in interest for services rendered to the plan. Section...

  20. Exploring Effects of C2 Warfare on C2 Ability in a Simulated Environment

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    2011-06-01

    was published on the irregulars’ home page, e- mails with strange text (although with a trusted sender ) appeared in the mail box or information on a...information leakage in note 2 as communication jamming. 4 11:08 The staff receives an e- mail with HIC as sender , however this is a false e- mail , which the...Network, sensors, e- mail inbox , internet Radar sensor ESM sensor IRST sensor Order Operators RulesAction HQ C2 views Scenario • International force

  1. Transport simulations of the C-2 and C-2U Field Reversed Configurations with the Q2D code

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    Onofri, Marco; Dettrick, Sean; Barnes, Daniel; Tajima, Toshiki; TAE Team

    2016-10-01

    The Q2D code is a 2D MHD code, which includes a neutral fluid and separate ion and electron temperatures, coupled with a 3D Monte Carlo code, which is used to calculate source terms due to neutral beams. Q2D has been benchmarked against the 1D transport code Q1D and is used to simulate the evolution of the C-2 and C-2U field reversed configuration experiments [1]. Q2D simulations start from an initial equilibrium and transport coefficients are chosen to match C-2 experimental data. C-2U is an upgrade of C-2, with more beam power and angled beam injection, which demonstrates plasma sustainment for 5 + ms. The simulations use the same transport coefficients for C-2 and C-2U, showing the formation of a steady state in C-2U, sustained by fast ion pressure and current drive.

  2. Reactions of Fe+ and FeO+ with C2H2, C2H4, and C2H6: temperature-dependent kinetics.

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    Ard, Shaun G; Melko, Joshua J; Fournier, Joseph A; Shuman, Nicholas S; Viggiano, Albert A

    2013-10-10

    We present the first temperature-dependent rate constants and branching ratios for the reactions of Fe(+) and FeO(+) with C2H2, C2H4, and C2H6 from 170 to 700 K. Fe(+) is observed to react only by association with the three hydrocarbons, with temperature dependencies of T(-2) to T(-3). FeO(+) reacts with C2H2 and C2H4 at the collision rate over the temperature range, and their respective product branchings show similar temperature dependences. In contrast, the reaction with ethane is collisional at 170 K but varies as T(-0.5), while the product branching remains essentially flat with temperature. These variations in reactivity are discussed in terms of the published reactive potential surfaces. The effectiveness of Fe(+) as an oxygen-transfer catalyst toward the three hydrocarbons is also discussed.

  3. Rate constant for the reaction C2H5 + HBr → C2H6 + Br.

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    Golden, David M; Peng, Jingping; Goumri, A; Yuan, J; Marshall, Paul

    2012-06-21

    RRKM theory has been employed to analyze the kinetics of the title reaction, in particular, the once-controversial negative activation energy. Stationary points along the reaction coordinate were characterized with coupled cluster theory combined with basis set extrapolation to the complete basis set limit. A shallow minimum, bound by 9.7 kJ mol(-1) relative to C(2)H(5) + HBr, was located, with a very small energy barrier to dissociation to Br + C(2)H(6). The transition state is tight compared to the adduct. The influence of vibrational anharmonicity on the kinetics and thermochemistry of the title reaction were explored quantitatively. With adjustment of the adduct binding energy by ∼4 kJ mol(-1), the computed rate constants may be brought into agreement with most experimental data in the literature, including new room-temperature results described here. There are indications that at temperatures above those studied experimentally, the activation energy may switch from negative to positive.

  4. Neutral cometary atmospheres. V - C2 and CN in comets

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    Combi, M. R.; Delsemme, A. H.

    1986-01-01

    The radial Haser scale lengths for the production and destruction of C2 and CN are calculated on the basis of brightness profiles for comets Bennett 1970 II and Kohoutek 1973 XII, applying the Monte Carlo particle-trajectory model of Combi and Delsemme (1980). Findings reported include C2/CN ratio independent of heliocentric distance, C2 ejection velocity from its parent molecule about 0.5 km/s, and 1-AU photochemical lifetime 31,000 s for the C2 parent molecule and 120,000 s for C2.

  5. Research and progress on ClC-2

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    Wang, Hongwei; Xu, Minghui; Kong, Qingjie; Sun, Peng; Yan, Fengyun; Tian, Wenying; Wang, Xin

    2017-01-01

    Chloride channel 2 (ClC-2) is one of the nine mammalian members of the ClC family. The present review discusses the molecular properties of ClC-2, including CLCN2, ClC-2 promoter and the structural properties of ClC-2 protein; physiological properties; functional properties, including the regulation of cell volume. The effects of ClC-2 on the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous and optical systems are also discussed, in addition to the mechanisms involved in the regulation of ClC-2. The review then discusses the diseases associated with ClC-2, including degeneration of the retina, Sjögren's syndrome, age-related cataracts, degeneration of the testes, azoospermia, lung cancer, constipation, repair of impaired intestinal mucosa barrier, leukemia, cystic fibrosis, leukoencephalopathy, epilepsy and diabetes mellitus. It was concluded that future investigations of ClC-2 are likely to be focused on developing specific drugs, activators and inhibitors regulating the expression of ClC-2 to treat diseases associated with ClC-2. The determination of CLCN2 is required to prevent and treat several diseases associated with ClC-2. PMID:28534947

  6. The structure of C2b, a fragment of complement component C2 produced during C3 convertase formation

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    Krishnan, Vengadesan; Xu, Yuanyuan; Macon, Kevin; Volanakis, John E.; Narayana, Sthanam V. L.

    2009-03-01

    The crystal structure of C2b has been determined at 1.8 Å resolution, which reveals the arrangement of its three complement control protein (CCP) modules. A model for complement component C2 is presented and its conformational changes during the C3-convertase formation are also discussed. The second component of complement (C2) is a multi-domain serine protease that provides catalytic activity for the C3 and C5 convertases of the classical and lectin pathways of human complement. The formation of these convertases requires the Mg{sup 2+}-dependent binding of C2 to C4b and the subsequent cleavage of C2 by C1s or MASP2, respectively. The crystal structure of full-length C2 is not yet available, although the structure of its C-terminal catalytic segment C2a has been determined. The crystal structure of the N-terminal segment C2b of C2 determined to 1.8 Å resolution presented here reveals the arrangement of its three CCP domains. The domains are arranged differently compared with most other CCP-domain assemblies, but their arrangement is similar to that found in the Ba part of the full-length factor B structure. The crystal structures of C2a, C2b and full-length factor B are used to generate a model for C2 and a discussion of the domain association and possible interactions with C4b during formation of the C4b–C2 complex is presented. The results of this study also suggest that upon cleavage by C1s, C2a domains undergo conformational rotation while bound to C4b and the released C2b domains may remain folded together similar to as observed in the intact protein.

  7. Magnetic-field-tuned charge density wave in SmNiC2 and NdNiC2

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    Lei, Hechang; Wang, Kefeng; Petrovic, C.

    2017-02-01

    We report magnetic field tuned competition between magnetic order and charge density wave (CDW) states in SmNiC2 and NdNiC2 polycrystals. The destruction of CDW can be observed not only in SmNiC2 below ferromagnetic (FM) but also in NdNiC2 below antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition temperature. Moreover, the CDW states near magnetic transition temperatures can be tuned by the magnetic field for both compounds. Magnetic-field induced FM state in NdNiC2 is more effective in weakening the CDW than the AFM state at temperatures near Neel temperature T N but both ordering states have the same effect on CDW below T N. The interplay between magnetic and CDW states in SmNiC2 and NdNiC2 may be different, suggesting that these materials are good models to study correlations between magnetic and CDW wave order.

  8. 76 FR 72011 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the Quote Risk Monitor Mechanism November 14, 2011. Pursuant to... Rule 8.12 Quote Risk Monitor Mechanism. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the... quotations. C2 Rules require Market-Makers to maintain continuous electronic quotes.\\5\\ To comply with this...

  9. Finding the RITE Acquisition Environment for Navy C2 Software

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    2015-04-30

    control (C2) systems that Navy operators rely on to assemble, organize, interpret, and analyze information. In order to agilely respond to a variety of...different situations, Navy C2 systems must be agile themselves. The acquisition of Navy C2 systems has historically promoted stove-piped, single-mission...and automated distribution facilities using a government and industry team agile acquisition model. Through the use of RITE, SSC Pacific and PEO C4I

  10. 26 CFR 1.1402(c)-2 - Public office.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Public office. 1.1402(c)-2 Section 1.1402(c)-2...) INCOME TAXES Tax on Self-Employment Income § 1.1402(c)-2 Public office. (a) In general—(1) General rule... public office does not constitute a trade or business. (2) Fee basis public officials—(i) In general....

  11. Program plan for EMP survivability of Navy C2 systems

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    Latorre, V.R.; Greenwell, R.A.

    1986-08-01

    This report provides a plan for implementing the Navy Tactical C2 EMP Survivability Program. This program will emphasize the development of EMP standards and specifications for all phases of a C2 system's life from its concept formulation phase through its total in service life. In order to achieve an EMP survivable Navy C2 system, the US Navy must develop a program that will provide appropriate guidance and direction.

  12. Deriving Operational Metrics for Networked C2. Working Group 1

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    2012-01-26

    Information C2 Functions Tasks Mission C2 Metrics Framework M e t r i c R e l a t i o n s h i p s Metrics Implemented Operations Human System...Observations) Requests for Information (PIR, CCIR, EEFI) Social Networks Inputs Outputs C2 Conceptual Model Leadership and Training Echelon...Ensure consistency with other measure frameworks: • Navy: OPNAV 81 (Dr Jerry Smith), NPS- DISE (Dr Shelley Gallup), Navy Warfare Development

  13. C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector.

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    Abudayyeh, Omar O; Gootenberg, Jonathan S; Konermann, Silvana; Joung, Julia; Slaymaker, Ian M; Cox, David B T; Shmakov, Sergey; Makarova, Kira S; Semenova, Ekaterina; Minakhin, Leonid; Severinov, Konstantin; Regev, Aviv; Lander, Eric S; Koonin, Eugene V; Zhang, Feng

    2016-08-05

    The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated genes (Cas) adaptive immune system defends microbes against foreign genetic elements via DNA or RNA-DNA interference. We characterize the class 2 type VI CRISPR-Cas effector C2c2 and demonstrate its RNA-guided ribonuclease function. C2c2 from the bacterium Leptotrichia shahii provides interference against RNA phage. In vitro biochemical analysis shows that C2c2 is guided by a single CRISPR RNA and can be programmed to cleave single-stranded RNA targets carrying complementary protospacers. In bacteria, C2c2 can be programmed to knock down specific mRNAs. Cleavage is mediated by catalytic residues in the two conserved Higher Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes Nucleotide-binding (HEPN) domains, mutations of which generate catalytically inactive RNA-binding proteins. These results broaden our understanding of CRISPR-Cas systems and suggest that C2c2 can be used to develop new RNA-targeting tools.

  14. The actin-ADP-ribosylating Clostridium botulinum C2 toxin.

    PubMed

    Aktories, Klaus; Barth, Holger

    2004-04-01

    Clostridium botulinum C2 toxin is the prototype of actin-ADP-ribosylating toxins. The toxin consists of the enzyme component C2I and the separated binding/translocation component C2II. C2II is proteolytically activated to form heptamers, which bind the enzyme component. After endocytosis of the receptor-toxin complex, the enzyme component enters the cytosol from an acidic endosomal compartment to modify G-actin at arginine177. Recent data indicate that chaperons are involved in the translocation process of the toxin.

  15. ClC-2 is required for rapid restoration of epithelial tight junctions in ischemic-injured murine jejunum

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    Nighot, Prashant K.; Moeser, Adam J.; Ryan, Kathleen A.; Ghashghaei, Troy; Blikslager, Anthony T.

    2009-01-01

    Background and aims: Involvement of the epithelial chloride channel ClC-2 has been implicated in barrier recovery following ischemic injury, possibly via a mechanism involving ClC-2 localization to the tight junction. The present study investigated mechanisms of intestinal barrier repair following ischemic injury in ClC-2{sup -/-} mice. Methods: Wild type, ClC-2 heterozygous and ClC-2{sup -/-} murine jejunal mucosa was subjected to complete ischemia, after which recovery of barrier function was monitored by measuring in vivo blood-to-lumen clearance of {sup 3}H-mannitol. Tissues were examined by light and electron microscopy. The role of ClC-2 in re-assembly of the tight junction during barrier recovery was studied by immunoblotting, immunolocalization and immunoprecipitation. Results: Following ischemic injury, ClC-2{sup -/-} mice had impaired barrier recovery compared to wild type mice, defined by increases in epithelial paracellular permeability independent of epithelial restitution. The recovering ClC-2{sup -/-} mucosa also had evidence of ultrastructural paracellular defects. The tight junction proteins occludin and claudin-1 shifted significantly to the detergent soluble membrane fraction during post-ischemic recovery in ClC-2{sup -/-} mice whereas wild type mice had a greater proportion of junctional proteins in the detergent insoluble fraction. Occludin was co-immunoprecipitated with ClC-2 in uninjured wild type mucosa, and the association between occludin and ClC-2 was re-established during ischemic recovery. Based on immunofluorescence studies, re-localization of occludin from diffuse sub-apical areas to apical tight junctions was impaired in ClC-2{sup -/-} mice. Conclusions: These data demonstrate a pivotal role of ClC-2 in recovery of the intestinal epithelium barrier by anchoring assembly of tight junctions following ischemic injury.

  16. The many phases of CaC2

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    Konar, Sumit; Nylén, Johanna; Svensson, Gunnar; Bernin, Diana; Edén, Mattias; Ruschewitz, Uwe; Häussermann, Ulrich

    2016-07-01

    Polymorphic CaC2 was prepared by reacting mixtures of CaH2 and graphite with molar ratios between 1:1.8 and 1:2.2 at temperatures between 700 and 1400 °C under dynamic vacuum. These conditions provided a well controlled, homogeneous, chemical environment and afforded products with high purity. The products, which were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, solid state NMR and Raman spectroscopy, represented mixtures of the three known polymorphs, tetragonal CaC2-I and monoclinic CaC2-II and -III. Their proportion is dependent on the nominal C/CaH2 ratio of the reaction mixture and temperature. Reactions with excess carbon produced a mixture virtually free from CaC2-I, whereas high temperatures (above 1100 °C) and C-deficiency favored the formation of CaC2-I. From first principles calculations it is shown that CaC2-I is dynamically unstable within the harmonic approximation. This indicates that existing CaC2-I is structurally/dynamically disordered and may possibly even occur as slightly carbon-deficient phase CaC2-δ. It is proposed that monoclinic II is the ground state of CaC2 and polymorph III is stable at temperatures above 200 °C. Tetragonal I represents a metastable, heterogeneous, phase of CaC2. It is argued that a complete understanding of the occurrence of three room temperature modifications of CaC2 will require a detailed characterization of compositional and structural heterogeneities within the high temperature form CaC2-IV, which is stable above 450 °C. The effect of high pressure on the stability of the monoclinic forms of CaC2 was studied in a diamond anvil cell using Raman spectroscopy. CaC2-II and -III transform into tetragonal CaC2-I at about 4 and 1GPa, respectively.

  17. Felix Spectroscopy of Likely Astronomical Molecular Ions: HC_3O^+, C_2H_3CNH^+, and C_2H_5CNH^+

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    Thorwirth, Sven; Asvany, Oskar; Brünken, Sandra; Jusko, Pavol; Schlemmer, Stephan; Martin-Drumel, Marie-Aline; McCarthy, Michael C.

    2017-06-01

    Infrared signatures of three molecular ions of relevance to the interstellar medium and planetary atmospheres have been detected at the Free Electron Laser for Infrared eXperiments, FELIX, at Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) in combination with the 4K FELion 22-pole ion trap facility. Mid-infrared vibrational modes of protonated tricarbon monoxide, HC_3O^+, protonated vinyl cyanide, C_2H_3CNH^+, and protonated ethyl cyanide, C_2H_5CNH^+, were detected using resonant photodissociation of the respective Ne-complexes by monitoring the depletion of their cluster mass signal as a function of wavenumber. The infrared fingerprints compare very favorably with results from high-level quantum-chemical calculations performed at the CCSD(T) level of theory.

  18. Electron attachment to C2 fluorocarbon radicals at high temperature.

    PubMed

    Shuman, Nicholas S; Miller, Thomas M; Viggiano, Albert A

    2013-11-14

    Thermal electron attachment to the radical species C2F3 and C2F5 has been studied over the temperature range 300-890 K using the Variable Electron and Neutral Density Attachment Mass Spectrometry technique. Both radicals exclusively undergo dissociative attachment to yield F(-). The rate constant for C2F5 shows little dependence over the temperature range, remaining ~4 × 10(-9) cm(3) s(-1). The rate constant for C2F3 attachment rises steeply with temperature from 3 × 10(-11) cm(3) s(-1) at 300 K to 1 × 10(-9) cm(3) s(-1) at 890 K. The behaviors of both species at high temperature are in agreement with extrapolations previously made from data below 600 K using a recently developed kinetic modeling approach. Measurements were also made on C2F3Br and C2F5Br (used in this work as precursors to the radicals) over the same temperature range, and, for C2F5Br as a function of electron temperature. The attachment rate constants to both species rise with temperature following Arrhenius behavior. The attachment rate constant to C2F5Br falls with increasing electron temperature, in agreement with the kinetic modeling. The current data fall in line with past predictions of the kinetic modeling approach, again showing the utility of this simplified approach.

  19. Direct Transoral Approach to C2 for Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

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    Martin, Jean-Baptiste; Gailloud, Philippe; Dietrich, Pierre-Yves; Luciani, Marc E.; Somon, Thierry; Sappino, Pascal-Andre; Ruefenach, Daniel A.

    2002-12-15

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty was performed via a transoral route in a 70-year-old woman with a C2 metastasis of thyroid origin involving anterior vertebral elements. Complete pain relief was obtained after an uncomplicated minimally invasive procedure. This preliminary experience demonstrates that a transoral approach under fluoroscopic control can provide safe access to the upper cervical spine at C2 level.

  20. C2 Pedicle Screw Placement: A Novel Teaching Aid.

    PubMed

    Ajayi, Olaide; Moisi, Marc; Chapman, Jens; Oskouian, Rod J; Tubbs, R Shane

    2016-06-04

    The C2 pedicle screw is more biomechanically stable and provides patients with increased postoperative range of motion in comparison to other methods of C2 fixation. However, as a result of the proximity of the C2 pedicle to the transverse foramen, there is a considerable risk of intraoperative morbidity due to vertebral artery injury laterally or vertebral canal breach medially. Other than the use of cadavers for the demonstration and practice of C2 pedicle screw placement, there are currently few other readily available teaching aids for the training of residents and fellows. Herein, we describe a simple and cost effective modality for the demonstration, evaluation, and practice of C2 pedicle screw placement in a laboratory setting.

  1. Studies on the C2-deficiency gene in man.

    PubMed Central

    Mortensen, J P; Buskjaer, L; Lamm, L U

    1980-01-01

    A one-step haemolytic assay using cellular intermediates was used to determine C2 levels in 50 HLA-A25 and B18 positive blood donors and four families suspected to have the C2-deficiency gene. The method clearly discriminated between homozygous normals and heterozygous deficient individuals, and it was found that approx. 50% of individuals with the haplotype HLA-A25, B18 had low levels of functional C2. In the four families studied, the close linkage of the C2-deficiency gene and the haplotype HLA-A25, B18 was confirmed. Furthermore, the C2-deficiency gene was shown to be a silent or null allele at the structural locus. PMID:7380478

  2. Occipitocervical stabilization using bilateral laminar C2 screws in children with mucopolysaccharidosis IVA.

    PubMed

    Vanek, Petr; Homolkova, Helena; Benes, Vladimir; Zeman, Jiri

    2015-12-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA) is a multisystemic storage disorder. Patient's disability and life expectancy depends upon skeletal complications, including cervical myelopathy due to upper cervical compression or instability. Posterior decompression followed by occipitocervical fixation or C1-2 fusion are the most frequently recommended surgical interventions. The bony elements of C1 and C2 are often inadequately developed making routine screw insertion difficult. The main purpose of this work was to present novel technique of occipitocervical fixation using two C2 laminar screws. Four children with MPS IVA underwent decompression and C0-C2 instrumented fusion using two C2 bilateral laminar screws. The dimensions of the C2 lamina were measured. Clinical and radiological results were monitored prospectively for a minimum 3 years. The mean laminar length was 24 ± 1.15 mm, width 6.15 ± 0.55 mm and height 7.4 ± 0.6 mm. Patients remained in a stable neurological condition. The mean antero-posterior diameter of the spinal canal on the pre-operative MR was 6.2 ± 0.74 mm and it was enlarged to 11.4 ± 0.8 mm after 3 years. All screws were placed adequately. In all patients, the control CT scan 2 years post-operatively revealed a stable position of the treated segments, but solid bony fusion was not registered in any patient. Decompression and fusion of the upper cervical spine is a generally accepted approach to treat upper cervical spine instability and myelopathy in MPS IVA patients. The feasibility and the suitability of the technique of C0-C2 stabilization using bilateral C2 laminar screws have been presented.

  3. Purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of human synaptotagmin 1 C2A-C2B

    SciTech Connect

    Montes, Miguel; Fuson, Kerry L.; Sutton, R. Bryan; Robert, J. Justin

    2006-09-01

    Human synaptotagmin C2A-C2B has been expressed as a glutathione-S-transferase fusion protein in Escherichia coli. The purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of this protein are reported here. Synaptotagmin acts as the Ca{sup 2+} sensor for neuronal exocytosis. The cytosolic domain of human synaptotagmin 1 is composed of tandem C2 domains: C2A and C2B. These C2 domains modulate the interaction of synaptotagmin with the phospholipid bilayer of the presynaptic terminus and effector proteins such as the SNARE complex. Human synaptotagmin C2A-C2B has been expressed as a glutathione-S-transferase fusion protein in Escherichia coli. The purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of this protein are reported here. The crystals diffract to 2.7 Å and belong to the orthorhombic space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 82.37, b = 86.31, c = 140.2 Å. From self-rotation function analysis, there are two molecules in the asymmetric unit. The structure determination of the protein using this data is ongoing.

  4. ATP depletion inhibits the endocytosis of ClC-2.

    PubMed

    Dhani, Sonja U; Kim Chiaw, Patrick; Huan, Ling-Jun; Bear, Christine E

    2008-01-01

    The chloride channel, ClC-2 is expressed ubiquitously and participates in multiple physiological processes. In particular, ClC-2 has been implicated in the regulation of neuronal chloride ion homeostasis and mutations in ClC-2 are associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Despite the physiological and pathophysiological significance of this channel, its regulation remains incompletely understood. The functional expression of ClC-2 at the cell surface has been shown to be enhanced by depletion of cellular ATP, implicating its possible role in cellular energy sensing. In the present study, biochemical assays of cell surface expression suggest that this gain of function reflects, in part, an increase in channel number due to the reduction in ClC-2 internalization by endocytosis. Cell surface expression of the disease-causing mutant: G715E, thought to lack wild-type nucleotide binding affinity, is similarly affected, suggesting that ATP-depletion modifies the function of proteins in the endocytic pathway rather than ClC-2 directly. Using a combination of immunofluorescence and biochemical studies, we confirmed that ClC-2 is internalized via dynamin-dependent endocytosis and that the change in surface expression evoked by ATP depletion is partially mimicked by inhibition of dynamin function using a dynamin dominant-negative mutant (DynK44A). Furthermore, trafficking via the early endosomal compartment occurs in part through rab5-associated vesicles and recycling of ClC-2 to the cell surface occurs through a rab11 dependent pathway. In summary, we have determined that the internalization of ClC-2 by endocytosis is inhibited by metabolic stress, highlighting the importance for understanding the molecular mechanisms mediating the endosomal trafficking of this channel. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  5. C2 Rising: A Historical View of Our Critical Advantage

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-08-01

    that the meaning of C2 is maintaining networks in the cyber age. Yet, in terms of grasping C2, networks do not explain that concept any more than...Greece, Persia, and Rome had periods of “grand strategy,” the portrait of C2 in ancient warfare is framed largely through individual battles —often...great ones. In these battles , the commander could apprehend the scope of the battlefield and control it with an officer corps and signals. Napoleon

  6. Voltage-sensing phosphatase modulation by a C2 domain.

    PubMed

    Castle, Paul M; Zolman, Kevin D; Kohout, Susy C

    2015-01-01

    The voltage-sensing phosphatase (VSP) is the first example of an enzyme controlled by changes in membrane potential. VSP has four distinct regions: the transmembrane voltage-sensing domain (VSD), the inter-domain linker, the cytosolic catalytic domain, and the C2 domain. The VSD transmits the changes in membrane potential through the inter-domain linker activating the catalytic domain which then dephosphorylates phosphatidylinositol phosphate (PIP) lipids. The role of the C2, however, has not been established. In this study, we explore two possible roles for the C2: catalysis and membrane-binding. The Ci-VSP crystal structures show that the C2 residue Y522 lines the active site suggesting a contribution to catalysis. When we mutated Y522 to phenylalanine, we found a shift in the voltage dependence of activity. This suggests hydrogen bonding as a mechanism of action. Going one step further, when we deleted the entire C2 domain, we found voltage-dependent enzyme activity was no longer detectable. This result clearly indicates the entire C2 is necessary for catalysis as well as for modulating activity. As C2s are known membrane-binding domains, we tested whether the VSP C2 interacts with the membrane. We probed a cluster of four positively charged residues lining the top of the C2 and suggested by previous studies to interact with phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2] (Kalli et al., 2014). Neutralizing those positive charges significantly shifted the voltage dependence of activity to higher voltages. We tested membrane binding by depleting PI(4,5)P2 from the membrane using the 5HT2C receptor and found that the VSD motions as measured by voltage clamp fluorometry (VCF) were not changed. These results suggest that if the C2 domain interacts with the membrane to influence VSP function it may not occur exclusively through PI(4,5)P2. Together, this data advances our understanding of the VSP C2 by demonstrating a necessary and critical role for the C2 domain in

  7. Robotic Range Clearance Competition (R2C2)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-10-01

    12 3.8.1. Paddock ...11 Figure 11. Diagram of the Paddock Layout...13 Figure 12. Paddock in Use during the Competition .......................................................................13 Figure 13. R2C2

  8. Thermomagnetic analysis of meteorites, 2. C2 chondrites

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    Watson, D.E.; Larson, E.E.; Herndon, J.M.; Rowe, M.W.

    1975-01-01

    Samples of all eighteen of the known C2 chondrites have been analyzed thermomagnetically. For eleven of these, initial Fe3O4 content is low (generally <1%) and theJs-T curves are irreversible. The heating curves show variable greater (up to 10 times) than it is initially. This behavior is attributed to the production of magnetite from a thermally unstable phase - apparently FeS. Four of the remaining seven C2 chondrites contain Fe3O4 as the only significant magnetic phase: initial magnetite contents range from 4 to 13%. The remaining three C2 chondrites contain iron or nickel-iron in addition to Fe3O4. These seven C2 chondrites show little evidence of the breakdown of a thermally unstable phase. ?? 1975.

  9. Thermomagnetic analysis of meteorites, 2: C2 chondrites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Watson, D. E.; Larson, E. E.; Herndon, J. M.; Rowe, M. W.

    1974-01-01

    Samples of all eighteen of the known C2 chondrites were analyzed thermomagnetically. For eleven of these, initial Fe3O4 content is low(generally 1%) and the J sub s-T curves are irreversible. The heating curves show variable and erratic behavior, whereas the cooling curves appear to be that of Fe3O4. The saturation moment after cooling is greater (up to 10 times larger) than it is initially. This behavior is interpreted to be the result of the production of magnetite from a thermally unstable phase--apparently FeS. Four of the remaining 7 C2 chondrites contain Fe3O4 as the only significant magnetic phase: initial magnetite contents range from 4 to 13 percent. The remaining three C2 chondrites contain iron or nickel-iron in addition to Fe3O4. These seven C2 chondrites show little evidence of the breakdown of a thermally unstable phase.

  10. Theoretical study of the bonding of Nb(2+) to CH2, C2H2, and C2H4

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.; Partridge, Harry

    1991-01-01

    The bonding of Nb(2+) with CH2, C2H2, and C2H4 is studied by using electronic structure calculations that include high levels of electron correlation. The binding energy for NbCH2(2+) is in good agreement with the lower bound determined from the reaction with CH4 but is significantly smaller than the value determined from the binding energy and ionization potential of NbCH2(+). The calculations and a new interpretation of the experiment indicate that the larger value is in error primarily because the ionization potential of NbCH2(+) determined from bracketing charge-exchange reactions is too small. The computed binding energy of NbC2H2(2+) is in good agreement with experiment. The calculations show that the bonding is predominantly covalent in character for both NbCH2(2+) and NbC2H2(2+), whereas for NbC2H4(2+) the electronic states that are predominantly ionic and covalent are nearly degenerate. The trend in binding energies, CH2 greater than C2H2 greater than C2H4, is consistent with the energy required to prepare the ligands for bonding.

  11. Theoretical study of the bonding of Nb(2+) to CH2, C2H2, and C2H4

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.; Partridge, Harry

    1991-01-01

    The bonding of Nb(2+) with CH2, C2H2, and C2H4 is studied by using electronic structure calculations that include high levels of electron correlation. The binding energy for NbCH2(2+) is in good agreement with the lower bound determined from the reaction with CH4 but is significantly smaller than the value determined from the binding energy and ionization potential of NbCH2(+). The calculations and a new interpretation of the experiment indicate that the larger value is in error primarily because the ionization potential of NbCH2(+) determined from bracketing charge-exchange reactions is too small. The computed binding energy of NbC2H2(2+) is in good agreement with experiment. The calculations show that the bonding is predominantly covalent in character for both NbCH2(2+) and NbC2H2(2+), whereas for NbC2H4(2+) the electronic states that are predominantly ionic and covalent are nearly degenerate. The trend in binding energies, CH2 greater than C2H2 greater than C2H4, is consistent with the energy required to prepare the ligands for bonding.

  12. Terahertz Spectroscopy of the Bending Vibrations of Acetylene 12C2H2 and 12C2D2

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    Yu, Shanshan; Drouin, B.; Pearson, J.

    2009-12-01

    Several fundamental interstellar molecules, e.g., C2H2, CH4 and C3, are completely symmetric molecules and feature no permanent dipole moment and no pure rotation spectrum. As a result they have only previously been observed in the infrared. However, directly observing them with the rest of the molecular column especially when the source is spatially resolved would be very valuable in understanding chemical evolution. Vibrational difference bands provide a means to detect symmetric molecules with microwave precision using terahertz techniques. Herschel, SOFIA and ALMA have the potential to identify a number of vibrational difference bands of light symmetric species. This paper reports laboratory results on 12C2H2 and 12C2D2. Symmetric acetylene isotopologues have two bending modes, the trans bending and the cis bending. Their difference bands are allowed and occur in the microwave, terahertz, and far-infrared wavelengths, with band origins at 3500 GHz for 12C2H2 and 900 GHz for 12C2D2. Twenty 12C2H2 P branch high-J transitions and two hundred and fifty-one 12C2D2 P Q and R branch transitions have been measured in the 0.2 - 1.6 THz region with precision of 50 to 100 kHz. These lines were modeled together with prior data on the pure bending levels. Significantly improved molecular parameters were obtained for 12C2H2 and 12C2D2 with the combined data set, and new frequency and intensity predictions were made to support astrophysics applications. The research was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. S. Y. was supported by an appointment to the NASA Postdoctoral Program, administrated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through a contract with NASA.

  13. Organizational Change for Improved C2 in the Information Age

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    2006-10-23

    FINAL 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Organizational Change for Improved C2 in the Information Age 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER... Organizational Change for Improved C2 in the Information Age by Todd A. Beltz CDR USN A paper submitted to the Faculty of the Naval War...reiterated that a SJFHQ is an important step in increasing the ability to respond to… the global security environment.1 This organizational change is an

  14. On c_2 invariants of some 4-regular Feynman graphs

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    Doryn, Dmitry

    2017-03-01

    The obstruction for application of techniques like denominator reduction for the computation of the c_2 invariant of Feynman graphs in general is the absence of a 3-valent vertex. In this paper such a formula for a 4-valent vertex is derived. The formula allows us to compute the c_2 invariant of new graphs, for instance, some 4-regular graphs with small loop number.

  15. Information Quality Evaluation of C2 Systems at Architecture Level

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    2014-06-01

    significantly impacts the information quality of C2 system and improve the architecture designs. The rest of paper is organized as follow: Section 2 ...Simulation simulate the described architecture under specific scenarios Evaluation evaluate the IQ of the C2 system based on simulation results Analysis ...their 12 interactions SV- 2 5 systems and their 4 communications 4 systems and their 3 communications SV-4 27 functions 24 functions SV-5 39

  16. The Ontology of Command and Control (C2)

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    2009-06-01

    Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS) was held Jun 15-17, 2009, in Washington, DC 14. ABSTRACT see report 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY...by ontology technology are indispensable.2 To identify the high frequency terms of the C2 domain, which will form the C2 Core Ontology, we need to...vocabulary. The Commander’s staff, including intelligence analysts, are subject matter experts on the technologies of information and intelligence

  17. C2, CN and dust in Comet Wilson (1987VII)

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    Schulz, R.; Ahearn, M. F.; Birch, P. V.; Bowers, C.; Kempin, M.; Martin, R.

    1993-01-01

    Column density profiles in C2 and CN as well as in blue and red continuum (BC and RC) were constructed from two dimensional images of the coma of Comet Wilson (1987VII). The authors' analysis showed that the continuum profiles decrease with the nuclear distance rho as 1/rho. From the C2 and CN profiles the authors determined the parent and the daughter lifetimes as well as the production rates in terms of the vectorial model.

  18. On c_2 invariants of some 4-regular Feynman graphs

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    Doryn, Dmitry

    2017-08-01

    The obstruction for application of techniques like denominator reduction for the computation of the c_2 invariant of Feynman graphs in general is the absence of a 3-valent vertex. In this paper such a formula for a 4-valent vertex is derived. The formula allows us to compute the c_2 invariant of new graphs, for instance, some 4-regular graphs with small loop number.

  19. The C(2) System Internet Experiment. Volume 2. Functional Description

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    1988-06-01

    CRONUS Distributed Operating System (DOS) project. Under the C2 Internet Experiment, we designed and built a prototype distributed application to...demonstrate CRONUS concepts and to provide an environment for evaluating CRONUS ’ current suitability for supporting distributed applications, especially...applications that pertain to the command and control environment. Both the C2 Internet Experiment and CRONUS DOS projects are part of a larger * program

  20. Regulation of ClC-2 gating by intracellular ATP.

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    Stölting, Gabriel; Teodorescu, Georgeta; Begemann, Birgit; Schubert, Julian; Nabbout, Rima; Toliat, Mohammad Reza; Sander, Thomas; Nürnberg, Peter; Lerche, Holger; Fahlke, Christoph

    2013-10-01

    ClC-2 is a voltage-dependent chloride channel that activates slowly at voltages negative to the chloride reversal potential. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and other nucleotides have been shown to bind to carboxy-terminal cystathionine-ß-synthase (CBS) domains of ClC-2, but the functional consequences of binding are not sufficiently understood. We here studied the effect of nucleotides on channel gating using single-channel and whole-cell patch clamp recordings on transfected mammalian cells. ATP slowed down macroscopic activation and deactivation time courses in a dose-dependent manner. Removal of the complete carboxy-terminus abolishes the effect of ATP, suggesting that CBS domains are necessary for ATP regulation of ClC-2 gating. Single-channel recordings identified long-lasting closed states of ATP-bound channels as basis of this gating deceleration. ClC-2 channel dimers exhibit two largely independent protopores that are opened and closed individually as well as by a common gating process. A seven-state model of common gating with altered voltage dependencies of opening and closing transitions for ATP-bound states correctly describes the effects of ATP on macroscopic and microscopic ClC-2 currents. To test for a potential pathophysiological impact of ClC-2 regulation by ATP, we studied ClC-2 channels carrying naturally occurring sequence variants found in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy, G715E, R577Q, and R653T. All naturally occurring sequence variants accelerate common gating in the presence but not in the absence of ATP. We propose that ClC-2 uses ATP as a co-factor to slow down common gating for sufficient electrical stability of neurons under physiological conditions.

  1. C2H observations toward the Orion Bar

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    Nagy, Z.; Ossenkopf, V.; Van der Tak, F. F. S.; Faure, A.; Makai, Z.; Bergin, E. A.

    2015-06-01

    Context. The ethynyl radical (C2H) is one of the first radicals to be detected in the interstellar medium. Its higher rotational transitions have recently become available with the Herschel Space Observatory. Aims: We aim to constrain the physical parameters of the C2H emitting gas toward the Orion Bar. Methods: We analyze the C2H line intensities measured toward the Orion Bar CO+ Peak and Herschel/HIFI maps of C2H, CH, and HCO+ and a NANTEN map of [Ci]. We interpret the observed C2H emission using the combination of Herschel/HIFI and NANTEN data with radiative transfer and PDR models. Results: Five rotational transitions of C2H (from N = 6-5 up to N = 10-9) have been detected in the HIFI frequency range toward the CO+ peak of the Orion Bar. Based on the five detected C2H transitions, a single component rotational diagram analysis gives a rotation temperature of ~64 K and a beam-averaged C2H column density of 4 × 1013 cm-2. The rotational diagram is also consistent with a two-component fit, resulting in rotation temperatures of 43 ± 0.2 K and 123 ± 21 K and in beam-averaged column densities of ~8.3 × 1013 cm-2 and ~2.3 × 1013 cm-2 for the three lower-N and for the three higher-N transitions, respectively. The measured five rotational transitions cannot be explained by any single parameter model. According to a non-LTE model, most of the C2H column density produces the lower-N C2H transitions and traces a warm (Tkin ~ 100-150 K) and dense (n(H2) ~ 105-106 cm-3) gas. A small fraction of the C2H column density is required to reproduce the intensity of the highest-N transitions (N = 9-8 and N = 10-9) originating in a high-density (n(H2) ~5 × 106 cm-3) hot (Tkin ~ 400 K) gas. The total beam-averaged C2H column density in the model is 1014 cm-2. A comparison of the spatial distribution of C2H to those of CH, HCO+, and [Ci] shows the best correlation with CH. Conclusions: Both the non-LTE radiative transfer model and a simple PDR model representing the Orion Bar

  2. Myoarchitectonic advancement of the C2 spinous process for C1-C2 posterior fusion: A novel technique.

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    Sinha, Ajit Kumar; Goyal, Sumit

    2015-01-01

    Retrospective descriptive study of an innovative surgical technique. To assess the feasibility of using a large C2 spinous process as a vascularized bone graft donor with muscles attached to it in C1-C2 posterior fusion with evaluation of post operative fusion and pain in these cases. C1-C2 posterior fusion essentially requires a bone graft and for this a separate incision is needed at the donor site with its associated morbidity. The procedure also entails detachment of muscles attached to the C2 spinous process. Due to the detachment of these muscles with important functions, postoperative nuchal pain is common in these patients. We developed a novel technique of harvesting the vascularized C2 spinous process as a bone graft to minimize the above-mentioned complications. Five patients with atlanto-axial dislocation due to various pathologies underwent C1-C2 posterior arthrodesis with the present technique. They were followed up for 6 to 18 months and were evaluated for feasibility of procedure, post operative fusion and post operative complications, especially pain. The procedure was accomplished successfully in all patients without any perioperative complications. All patients were pain free 3 months after surgery-mean Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was 0.4. Fusion (confirmed by plain radiography in three and by CT scan in two patients) was achieved in all five patients (100%). Myoarchitectonic advancement of C2 spinous process is a novel technique of C1-C2 posterior fusion in which a local vascularized bone graft is used avoiding donor site morbidity and at the same time preservation of dynamic function of muscles attached reduces the post operative pain.

  3. Myoarchitectonic advancement of the C2 spinous process for C1-C2 posterior fusion: A novel technique

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    Sinha, Ajit Kumar; Goyal, Sumit

    2015-01-01

    Study Design: Retrospective descriptive study of an innovative surgical technique. Objective: To assess the feasibility of using a large C2 spinous process as a vascularized bone graft donor with muscles attached to it in C1-C2 posterior fusion with evaluation of post operative fusion and pain in these cases. Summary of Background Data: C1-C2 posterior fusion essentially requires a bone graft and for this a separate incision is needed at the donor site with its associated morbidity. The procedure also entails detachment of muscles attached to the C2 spinous process. Due to the detachment of these muscles with important functions, postoperative nuchal pain is common in these patients. We developed a novel technique of harvesting the vascularized C2 spinous process as a bone graft to minimize the above-mentioned complications. Materials and Methods: Five patients with atlanto-axial dislocation due to various pathologies underwent C1-C2 posterior arthrodesis with the present technique. They were followed up for 6 to 18 months and were evaluated for feasibility of procedure, post operative fusion and post operative complications, especially pain. Results: The procedure was accomplished successfully in all patients without any perioperative complications. All patients were pain free 3 months after surgery—mean Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was 0.4. Fusion (confirmed by plain radiography in three and by CT scan in two patients) was achieved in all five patients (100%). Conclusion: Myoarchitectonic advancement of C2 spinous process is a novel technique of C1-C2 posterior fusion in which a local vascularized bone graft is used avoiding donor site morbidity and at the same time preservation of dynamic function of muscles attached reduces the post operative pain. PMID:25883500

  4. The upgrade of the Thomson scattering system for measurement on the C-2/C-2U devices

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    Zhai, K.; Schindler, T.; Kinley, J.; Deng, B.; Thompson, M. C.

    2016-11-15

    The C-2/C-2U Thomson scattering system has been substantially upgraded during the latter phase of C-2/C-2U program. A Rayleigh channel has been added to each of the three polychromators of the C-2/C-2U Thomson scattering system. Onsite spectral calibration has been applied to avoid the issue of different channel responses at different spots on the photomultiplier tube surface. With the added Rayleigh channel, the absolute intensity response of the system is calibrated with Rayleigh scattering in argon gas from 0.1 to 4 Torr, where the Rayleigh scattering signal is comparable to the Thomson scattering signal at electron densities from 1 × 10{sup 13} to 4 × 10{sup 14} cm{sup −3}. A new signal processing algorithm, using a maximum likelihood method and including detailed analysis of different noise contributions within the system, has been developed to obtain electron temperature and density profiles. The system setup, spectral and intensity calibration procedure and its outcome, data analysis, and the results of electron temperature/density profile measurements will be presented.

  5. The upgrade of the Thomson scattering system for measurement on the C-2/C-2U devices

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    Zhai, K.; Schindler, T.; Kinley, J.; Deng, B.; Thompson, M. C.

    2016-11-01

    The C-2/C-2U Thomson scattering system has been substantially upgraded during the latter phase of C-2/C-2U program. A Rayleigh channel has been added to each of the three polychromators of the C-2/C-2U Thomson scattering system. Onsite spectral calibration has been applied to avoid the issue of different channel responses at different spots on the photomultiplier tube surface. With the added Rayleigh channel, the absolute intensity response of the system is calibrated with Rayleigh scattering in argon gas from 0.1 to 4 Torr, where the Rayleigh scattering signal is comparable to the Thomson scattering signal at electron densities from 1 × 1013 to 4 × 1014 cm-3. A new signal processing algorithm, using a maximum likelihood method and including detailed analysis of different noise contributions within the system, has been developed to obtain electron temperature and density profiles. The system setup, spectral and intensity calibration procedure and its outcome, data analysis, and the results of electron temperature/density profile measurements will be presented.

  6. Two Distinct RNase Activities of CRISPR-C2c2 Enable Guide RNA Processing and RNA Detection

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    East-Seletsky, Alexandra; O’Connell, Mitchell R.; Knight, Spencer C.; Burstein, David; Cate, Jamie H. D.; Tjian, Robert; Doudna, Jennifer A.

    2017-01-01

    Bacterial adaptive immune systems employ CRISPRs (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins for RNA-guided nucleic acid cleavage1,2. Although generally targeted to DNA substrates3–5, the Type III and Type VI CRISPR systems direct interference complexes against single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) substrates6–9. In Type VI systems, the single-subunit C2c2 protein functions as an RNA-guided RNA endonuclease9,10. How this enzyme acquires mature CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs) essential for immune surveillance and its mechanism of crRNA-mediated RNA cleavage remain unclear. Here we show that C2c2 possesses a unique ribonuclease activity responsible for CRISPR RNA maturation that is distinct from its RNA-activated ssRNA-degradation activity. These dual ribonuclease functions are chemically and mechanistically different from each other and from the crRNA-processing behavior of the evolutionarily unrelated CRISPR enzyme Cpf111. We show that the two ribonuclease activities of C2c2 enable multiplexed processing and loading of guide RNAs that in turn allow for sensitive cellular transcript detection. PMID:27669025

  7. Two distinct RNase activities of CRISPR-C2c2 enable guide-RNA processing and RNA detection.

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    East-Seletsky, Alexandra; O'Connell, Mitchell R; Knight, Spencer C; Burstein, David; Cate, Jamie H D; Tjian, Robert; Doudna, Jennifer A

    2016-10-13

    Bacterial adaptive immune systems use CRISPRs (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins for RNA-guided nucleic acid cleavage. Although most prokaryotic adaptive immune systems generally target DNA substrates, type III and VI CRISPR systems direct interference complexes against single-stranded RNA substrates. In type VI systems, the single-subunit C2c2 protein functions as an RNA-guided RNA endonuclease (RNase). How this enzyme acquires mature CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs) that are essential for immune surveillance and how it carries out crRNA-mediated RNA cleavage remain unclear. Here we show that bacterial C2c2 possesses a unique RNase activity responsible for CRISPR RNA maturation that is distinct from its RNA-activated single-stranded RNA degradation activity. These dual RNase functions are chemically and mechanistically different from each other and from the crRNA-processing behaviour of the evolutionarily unrelated CRISPR enzyme Cpf1 (ref. 11). The two RNase activities of C2c2 enable multiplexed processing and loading of guide RNAs that in turn allow sensitive detection of cellular transcripts.

  8. A generalized stoichiometric model of C3, C2, C2+C4, and C4 photosynthetic metabolism.

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    Bellasio, Chandra

    2017-01-01

    The goal of suppressing photorespiration in crops to maximize assimilation and yield is stimulating considerable interest among researchers looking to bioengineer carbon-concentrating mechanisms into C3 plants. However, detailed quantification of the biochemical activities in the bundle sheath is lacking. This work presents a general stoichiometric model for C3, C2, C2+C4, and C4 assimilation (SMA) in which energetics, metabolite traffic, and the different decarboxylating enzymes (NAD-dependent malic enzyme, NADP-dependent malic enzyme, or phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase) are explicitly included. The SMA can be used to refine experimental data analysis or formulate hypothetical scenarios, and is coded in a freely available Microsoft Excel workbook. The theoretical underpinnings and general model behaviour are analysed with a range of simulations, including (i) an analysis of C3, C2, C2+C4, and C4 in operational conditions; (ii) manipulating photorespiration in a C3 plant; (iii) progressively upregulating a C2 shuttle in C3 photosynthesis; (iv) progressively upregulating a C4 cycle in C2 photosynthesis; and (v) manipulating processes that are hypothesized to respond to transient environmental inputs. Results quantify the functional trade-offs, such as the electron transport needed to meet ATP/NADPH demand, as well as metabolite traffic, inherent to different subtypes. The SMA refines our understanding of the stoichiometry of photosynthesis, which is of paramount importance for basic and applied research. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology.

  9. L-carnitine protects C2C12 cells against mitochondrial superoxide overproduction and cell death

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    Le Borgne, Françoise; Ravaut, Gaétan; Bernard, Arnaud; Demarquoy, Jean

    2017-01-01

    AIM To identify and characterize the protective effect that L-carnitine exerted against an oxidative stress in C2C12 cells. METHODS Myoblastic C2C12 cells were treated with menadione, a vitamin K analog that engenders oxidative stress, and the protective effect of L-carnitine (a nutrient involved in fatty acid metabolism and the control of the oxidative process), was assessed by monitoring various parameters related to the oxidative stress, autophagy and cell death. RESULTS Associated with its physiological function, a muscle cell metabolism is highly dependent on oxygen and may produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially under pathological conditions. High levels of ROS are known to induce injuries in cell structure as they interact at many levels in cell function. In C2C12 cells, a treatment with menadione induced a loss of transmembrane mitochondrial potential, an increase in mitochondrial production of ROS; it also induces autophagy and was able to provoke cell death. Pre-treatment of the cells with L-carnitine reduced ROS production, diminished autophagy and protected C2C12 cells against menadione-induced deleterious effects. CONCLUSION In conclusion, L-carnitine limits the oxidative stress in these cells and prevents cell death. PMID:28289521

  10. Presence of C2 molecular Lines in Sunspot Umbral Spectra

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    Sriramachandran, P.; Sindhan, R.; Ramaswamy, S.; Shanmugavel, R.

    2016-10-01

    The C2 molecule is well known for its astrophysical importance. The radiative transition parameters that include Franck-Condon (FC) factor, r-centroid, electronic transition moment, Einstein coefficient, absorption band oscillator strength, effective temperatures and radiative life time have been estimated for the Swan band (d3Πg -a3Πu) system of C2 molecule for experimentally observed vibrational levels using RKR (Rydberg-Klein-Rees) potential energy curve. The lifetime for the d3Πg state of C2 molecule was found to be 82.36 ns for the v‧ = 0 level. A reliable numerical integration method has been used to solve the radial Schrödinger equation for the vibrational wave functions of upper and lower electronic states based on the latest available spectroscopic data and known wavelengths. The estimated radiative transition parameters are tabulated. The effective vibrational temperature of Swan band system of C2 molecule is found agreed with the effective rotational temperature from photosphere spectrum. Hence, the radiative transition parameters and effective temperatures help us to ascertain the presence of C2 molecule in the interstellar medium, photosphere and sunspots.

  11. Meridional Variations of C2H2 and C2H6 in Jupiter's Atmosphere from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectra

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    Nixon, C. A.; Achterberg, R. K.; Conrath, B. J.; Irwin, P. G. J.; Fouchet, T.; Parrish, P. D.; Romani, P. N.; Abbas, M.; LeClair, A.; Strobel, D.

    2004-01-01

    Hydrocarbons such as acetylene (C2H2) and ethane (C2H6) are important tracers in Jupiter's atmosphere, constraining our models of the chemical and dynamical processes. However, our knowledge of the vertical and meridional variations of their abundances has remained sparse. During the flyby of the Cassini spacecraft in December 2000, the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument was used to map the spatial variation of emissions from 10-1400 cm(sup -1) (1000-7 microns). In this paper we analyze a zonally-averaged set of CIRS spectra taken at the highest (0.5 cm(sup -1)) resolution, to infer atmospheric temperatures in the stratosphere at 0.5-20 mbar via the v4 band of CH4, and in the troposphere at 150-400 mbar, via the H2 absorption at 600-800 cm(sup -1). Simultaneously, we retrieve the abundances of C2H2 and C2H6 via the v5 and vg bands respectively. Tropospheric absorption and stratospheric emission are highly anti-correlated at the CIRS resolution, introducing a non-uniqueness into the retrievals, such that vertical gradient and column abundance cannot both be found without additional constraints. Assuming profile gradients from photochemical calculations, we show that the column abundance of C2H2 decreases sharply towards the poles by a factor approximately 4, while C2H6 is unchanged in the north and increasing in the south, by a factor approximately 1.8. An explanation for the meridional trends is proposed in terms of a combination of photochemistry and dynamics. Poleward, the decreasing UV flux is predicted to decrease the abundances of C2H2 and C2H6 by factors 2.7 and 3.5 respectively at a latitude 70 deg. However, the lifetime of C2H6 in the stratosphere (5 x 10(exp 9)) is much longer than the dynamical timescale for meridional motions inferred from SL-9 debris (5 x 10(exp 8 s)), and therefore the constant or rising abundance towards high latitudes likely indicates that meridional mixing dominates over photochemical effects. For C2H2, the opposite

  12. Meridional Variations of C2H2 and C2H6 in Jupiter's Atmosphere from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectra

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    Nixon, C. A.; Achterberg, R. K.; Conrath, B. J.; Irwin, P. G. J.; Fouchet, T.; Parrish, P. D.; Romani, P. N.; Abbas, M.; LeClair, A.; Strobel, D.

    2004-01-01

    Hydrocarbons such as acetylene (C2H2) and ethane (C2H6) are important tracers in Jupiter's atmosphere, constraining our models of the chemical and dynamical processes. However, our knowledge of the vertical and meridional variations of their abundances has remained sparse. During the flyby of the Cassini spacecraft in December 2000, the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument was used to map the spatial variation of emissions from 10-1400 cm(sup -1) (1000-7 microns). In this paper we analyze a zonally-averaged set of CIRS spectra taken at the highest (0.5 cm(sup -1)) resolution, to infer atmospheric temperatures in the stratosphere at 0.5-20 mbar via the v4 band of CH4, and in the troposphere at 150-400 mbar, via the H2 absorption at 600-800 cm(sup -1). Simultaneously, we retrieve the abundances of C2H2 and C2H6 via the v5 and vg bands respectively. Tropospheric absorption and stratospheric emission are highly anti-correlated at the CIRS resolution, introducing a non-uniqueness into the retrievals, such that vertical gradient and column abundance cannot both be found without additional constraints. Assuming profile gradients from photochemical calculations, we show that the column abundance of C2H2 decreases sharply towards the poles by a factor approximately 4, while C2H6 is unchanged in the north and increasing in the south, by a factor approximately 1.8. An explanation for the meridional trends is proposed in terms of a combination of photochemistry and dynamics. Poleward, the decreasing UV flux is predicted to decrease the abundances of C2H2 and C2H6 by factors 2.7 and 3.5 respectively at a latitude 70 deg. However, the lifetime of C2H6 in the stratosphere (5 x 10(exp 9)) is much longer than the dynamical timescale for meridional motions inferred from SL-9 debris (5 x 10(exp 8 s)), and therefore the constant or rising abundance towards high latitudes likely indicates that meridional mixing dominates over photochemical effects. For C2H2, the opposite

  13. Dissociative electron attachment to C2F5 radicals.

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    Haughey, Sean A; Field, Thomas A; Langer, Judith; Shuman, Nicholas S; Miller, Thomas M; Friedman, Jeffrey F; Viggiano, A A

    2012-08-07

    Dissociative electron attachment to the reactive C(2)F(5) molecular radical has been investigated with two complimentary experimental methods; a single collision beam experiment and a new flowing afterglow Langmuir probe technique. The beam results show that F(-) is formed close to zero electron energy in dissociative electron attachment to C(2)F(5). The afterglow measurements also show that F(-) is formed in collisions between electrons and C(2)F(5) molecules with rate constants of 3.7 × 10(-9) cm(3) s(-1) to 4.7 × 10(-9) cm(3) s(-1) at temperatures of 300-600 K. The rate constant increases slowly with increasing temperature, but the rise observed is smaller than the experimental uncertainty of 35%.

  14. Dissociative electron attachment to C2F5 radicals

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    Haughey, Sean A.; Field, Thomas A.; Langer, Judith; Shuman, Nicholas S.; Miller, Thomas M.; Friedman, Jeffrey F.; Viggiano, A. A.

    2012-08-01

    Dissociative electron attachment to the reactive C2F5 molecular radical has been investigated with two complimentary experimental methods; a single collision beam experiment and a new flowing afterglow Langmuir probe technique. The beam results show that F- is formed close to zero electron energy in dissociative electron attachment to C2F5. The afterglow measurements also show that F- is formed in collisions between electrons and C2F5 molecules with rate constants of 3.7 × 10-9 cm3 s-1 to 4.7 × 10-9 cm3 s-1 at temperatures of 300-600 K. The rate constant increases slowly with increasing temperature, but the rise observed is smaller than the experimental uncertainty of 35%.

  15. Direct C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation for Axis Body Fracture.

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    Reynolds, Jennifer A; MacDonald, Joel D

    2016-09-01

    Acute complex C2 vertebral body fracture specifically does not involve the odontoid process or C2 pars interarticularis. External stabilization can be effective but may prolong healing and increase morbidity. Many traditional surgical techniques can achieve internal stabilization at the expense of normal cervical motion. We describe direct surgical C2 pedicle screw fixation as an option for managing acute complex C2 vertebral body fracture. Three patients were treated with direct pedicle screw fixation of acute traumatic complex C2 vertebral body fractures. All fractures were coronally oriented Benzel type 1. None of the patients sustained neurological injury. Stereotactic navigation with intraoperative computed tomography scanning was used for each procedure. Surgery provided immediate internal orthosis and stability, as judged by intraoperative dynamic fluoroscopy. Rigid cervical collar bracing was used for 1 month after surgery when the patients were out of bed. Initial radiographs showed acceptable screw placement and fracture alignment. Dynamic radiographs at 3 months showed structural stability at the fracture site and adjacent levels, and complete bony union was confirmed with late computed tomography scanning (>1 year) in each case. Each patient reported resolution of trauma-related and postsurgical pain at 30-day follow-up. Postoperative Neck Disability Index questionnaires for each patient suggested no significant disability at 1 year. Direct pedicle screw fixation of acute complex C2 vertebral body fracture appeared to be safe and effective in our 3 patients. It may provide a more-efficient and less-morbid treatment than halo brace or cervical collar immobilization in some patients. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Formation of C3 and C2 in Cometary Comae

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    Hölscher, Alexander

    2015-03-01

    Comets are remnants from the Solar System formation. They reside at large distances from the Sun and are believed to store deep freeze imprints of the chemical and physical conditions at the time the Solar System formed. The main ice component of a comet is H2O followed by CO and CO2 with additional small amounts of molecules with varying complexity. Comets also contain large amounts of dust. If a comet approaches the Sun the ices begin to sublimate giving rise to the cometary coma. The molecules producing the coma can be observed in the infrared, the radio wavelength range and at optical wavelengths. To constrain the formation of the Solar System, models require knowledge of the composition for a statistically significant number of comets. This favors optical observations of e.g. C3 (tricarbon) and C2 (dicarbon) since these species allow observations even of relatively faint comets and do not require space missions (infrared observations). However, one has to link these observed photodissociation product species (daughter species) to the molecules that originally sublimated from the comet nucleus surface, i.e. the so-called parent molecules, as e.g. C2H2 (acetylene) for C2. However, for C3 no parent molecules have been identified so far. This thesis investigates the formation of C3 and C2 radicals in cometary comae due to photodissociation of observed and in the literature proposed hydrocarbon parent molecules. For this purpose a one-dimensional multi-fluid coma chemistry model has been improved and applied. This work added new photo reactions to the model, updated the hydrocarbon photo rate coefficients and quantified their uncertainty. A sensitivity analysis has been carried out to determine the reactions whose uncertainty most affect the model output uncertainty. Special attention should be paid to these so-called key reactions in future laboratory experiments and quantum chemical computations to reduce the model output uncertainty more effectively. This will

  17. Collisions of slow polyatomic ions with surfaces: dissociation and chemical reactions of C2H2+*, C2H3+, C2H4+*, C2H5+, and their deuterated variants C2D2+* and C2D4+* on room-temperature and heated carbon surfaces.

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    Jasík, Juraj; Zabka, Jan; Feketeova, Linda; Ipolyi, Imre; Märk, Tilmann D; Herman, Zdenek

    2005-11-17

    Interaction of C2Hn+ (n = 2-5) hydrocarbon ions and some of their isotopic variants with room-temperature and heated (600 degrees C) highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) surfaces was investigated over the range of incident energies 11-46 eV and an incident angle of 60 degrees with respect to the surface normal. The work is an extension of our earlier research on surface interactions of CHn+ (n = 3-5) ions. Mass spectra, translational energy distributions, and angular distributions of product ions were measured. Collisions with the HOPG surface heated to 600 degrees C showed only partial or substantial dissociation of the projectile ions; translational energy distributions of the product ions peaked at about 50% of the incident energy. Interactions with the HOPG surface at room temperature showed both surface-induced dissociation of the projectiles and, in the case of radical cation projectiles C2H2+* and C2H4+*, chemical reactions with the hydrocarbons on the surface. These reactions were (i) H-atom transfer to the projectile, formation of protonated projectiles, and their subsequent fragmentation and (ii) formation of a carbon chain build-up product in reactions of the projectile ion with a terminal CH3-group of the surface hydrocarbons and subsequent fragmentation of the product ion to C3H3+. The product ions were formed in inelastic collisions in which the translational energy of the surface-excited projectile peaked at about 32% of the incident energy. Angular distributions of reaction products showed peaking at subspecular angles close to 68 degrees (heated surfaces) and 72 degrees (room-temperature surfaces). The absolute survival probability at the incident angle of 60 degrees was about 0.1% for C2H2+*, close to 1% for C2H4+* and C2H5+, and about 3-6% for C2H3+.

  18. Chemical fractionations in meteorites. XI - C2 chondrites

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    Wolf, R.; Richter, G. R.; Woodrow, A. B.; Anders, E.

    1980-01-01

    Measurements of the compositions of 20 trace elements in the representative C2 chondrites Boriskino, Cold Bokkeveld, Erakot, Essebi, Haripura, Santa Cruz and Al Rais are reported. The contents of Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Cs, Ge, In, Ir, Ni, Os, Pd, Rb, Re, Sb, Se, Sn, Te, Tl, U, and Zn were determined by radiochemical neutron activation analysis. The siderophile abundances of the C2 chondrites are found to be less uniform than those of other carbonaceous chondrites, while the C2R chondrite Al Rais is systematically lower in 12 volatiles than the C2M chondrites. Enrichment of Bi and Tl found in Erakot and Haripura indicate the possible presence of the late condensate mysterite. Volatile abundances are shown to agree with matrix contents for meteorites that have suffered little aqueous alteration, however to be 20-30% lower for the more altered meteorites. Finally, the decline of element abundance with volatility is shown to be consistent with the sigmoid curve explained by the two-component model.

  19. Convexity preserving C2 rational quadratic trigonometric spline

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    Dube, Mridula; Tiwari, Preeti

    2012-09-01

    A C2 rational quadratic trigonometric spline interpolation has been studied using two kind of rational quadratic trigonometric splines. It is shown that under some natural conditions the solution of the problem exits and is unique. The necessary and sufficient condition that constrain the interpolation curves to be convex in the interpolating interval or subinterval are derived.

  20. Tunable C2N Membrane for High Efficient Water Desalination

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    Yang, Yanmei; Li, Weifeng; Zhou, Hongcai; Zhang, Xiaoming; Zhao, Mingwen

    2016-01-01

    Water scarcity represents one of the most serious global problems of our time and challenges the advancements in desalination techniques. Although water-filtering architectures based on graphene have greatly advanced the approach to high performance desalination membranes, the controlled-generation of nanopores with particular diameter is tricky and has stunted its wide applications. Here, through molecular dynamic simulations and first-principles calculations, we propose that the recently reported graphene-like carbon nitride (g-C2N) monolayer can serve as high efficient filters for water desalination. Taking the advantages of the intrisic nanoporous structure and excellent mechanical properties of g-C2N, high water transparency and strong salt filtering capability have been demonstrated in our simulations. More importantly, the “open” and “closed” states of the g-C2N filter can be precisely regulated by tensile strain. It is found that the water permeability of g-C2N is significantly higher than that reported for graphene filters by almost one order of magnitude. In the light of the abundant family of graphene-like carbon nitride monolayered materials, our results thus offer a promising approach to the design of high efficient filteration architectures. PMID:27384666

  1. Tunable C2N Membrane for High Efficient Water Desalination.

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    Yang, Yanmei; Li, Weifeng; Zhou, Hongcai; Zhang, Xiaoming; Zhao, Mingwen

    2016-07-07

    Water scarcity represents one of the most serious global problems of our time and challenges the advancements in desalination techniques. Although water-filtering architectures based on graphene have greatly advanced the approach to high performance desalination membranes, the controlled-generation of nanopores with particular diameter is tricky and has stunted its wide applications. Here, through molecular dynamic simulations and first-principles calculations, we propose that the recently reported graphene-like carbon nitride (g-C2N) monolayer can serve as high efficient filters for water desalination. Taking the advantages of the intrisic nanoporous structure and excellent mechanical properties of g-C2N, high water transparency and strong salt filtering capability have been demonstrated in our simulations. More importantly, the "open" and "closed" states of the g-C2N filter can be precisely regulated by tensile strain. It is found that the water permeability of g-C2N is significantly higher than that reported for graphene filters by almost one order of magnitude. In the light of the abundant family of graphene-like carbon nitride monolayered materials, our results thus offer a promising approach to the design of high efficient filteration architectures.

  2. The distribution and abundance of interstellar C2H

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    Huggins, P. J.; Carlson, W. J.; Kinney, A. L.

    1984-01-01

    C2H(N = 1-0) emission has been extensively observed in a variety of molecular clouds, including: 12 hot, dense, cloud cores, 3 bright-rimmed clouds (in NGC 1977, IC 1396, and IC 1848), and across the extended OMC - 1 cloud. It has also been observed in the circumstellar envelopes IRC + 10216 and AFGL 2688. Abundance analyses of the molecular clouds yield C2H/(C-13)O abundance ratios of about 0.01, with little variation (less than about a factor of 4) either between clouds or across individual clouds. In the Orion plateau source, the C2H abundance is enhanced by less than a factor of 4, relative to the extended cloud. The generally high levels of C2H found in the molecular clouds are not readily accounted for by simple, steady-state chemical models, and suggest, as do earlier observations of atomic carbon, that the carbon chemistry in dense clouds is more active than is commonly assumed.

  3. Possible Unconventional superconductivity in YCo0.7C2

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    Cigarroa, Orlando; Ferrari Rosa, Priscila; Eleno, Luiz Tadeu; Fisk, Zachary; da Silva Machado, Antonio Jefferson

    Non-centrosymmetric superconductors as CePt3Si [1 2] and sequicarbides (La,Y)2C3 [3] are remarkable examples of unusual properties displayed associated to unconventional pairing due to an antisymmetric spin-orbit coupling. Another interesting case is the family of compounds belonging to the CeNiC2 type structure, in which more than thirty stable compounds have found to crystallize in this structure. Here we report magnetization, resistivity, and heat capacity measurements on poly-crystalline samples of non-centrosymmetric YCo0.7C2, showing clear evidence of bulk superconductivity with a critical temperature of Tc = 4 K. Interestingly the specific heat of the superconducting state deviates from conventional exponential temperature dependence, which is suggestive of possible unconventional superconducting behavior in YCo0.7C2, similar to that seen in the isostructural and isoelectronic superconductor LaNiC2 [4]. Besides, these results strongly suggest that this material is a strong candidate of multiband superconductivity. References: [1] E. Bauer, G. Hilscher, H. Michor, C. Paul and P. Rogl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004) 027003.

  4. New boundary conditions for the c=-2 ghost system

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    Creutzig, Thomas; Quella, Thomas; Schomerus, Volker

    2008-01-15

    We investigate a novel boundary condition for the bc system with central charge c=-2. Its boundary state is constructed and tested in detail. It appears to give rise to the first example of a local logarithmic boundary sector within a bulk theory whose Virasoro zero modes are diagonalizable.

  5. Reading Culture: Using Literature To Develop C2 Competence.

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    Scott, Virginia M.; Huntington, Julie A.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a qualitative research project designed to explore the relationship between the study of a foreign language literary text and the development of competence in a second culture (C2). Compared the attitudes and performances of students who read a fact sheet about Cote d'Ivoire to students who studied a poem about Cote d'Ivoire. Students…

  6. Does Δm = ΔErest/c2?

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    Redzic, Dragan V.

    2006-01-01

    We point out a logical possibility, based on special relativity, that the validity of Einstein's 1905 generalization, Δm = ΔErest/c2, might depend on how the energy of a body is defined in special relativity. The analysis is another illustration of the importance of Ockham's razor in special relativity.

  7. Electron Impact Ionization of C_2F_6

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    Iga, Ione; Pereira Sanches, Ivana; Srivastava, Santosh Kumar

    2001-10-01

    Besides CF_4, perfluoroethane, C_2F_6, is also one of the fluorocarbon compounds most frequently used in plasma processing applications. Consequently, the knowledge of the ionization properties of C_2F6 is clearly of interest in order to model the plasma-chemical reactions. Nevertheless, only few partial ionization-cross-section measurements [1,2] for this molecule were reported in the literature. Also, the energy range covered in these studies was very limited (below 120 eV). Recently, we have studied these properties. More specifically, partial ionization cross sections (PICS) for the fragments: C^+, F^+, CF^+, CF_2^+, CF_3^+ and C_2F_5^+, produced by electron impact on C_2F_6, were measured in a single-collision condition from near ionization threshold to 1000 eV. In addition, total ionization cross sections (TICS) are also obtained by summing up the PICS's. The comparison of our measured PICS and derived TICS with available data [1-4] will be presented during the Conference. [1] H. U. Poll, J. Meischner, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 27 (1987) 359. [2] C. Q. Jiao, A Garscadden, P. D. Haaland, Chem. Phys. Lett. 310 (1999) 52. [3] H. Nishimura, W. M. Huo, M. A Ali and Y -K. Kim, J. Chem. Phys. 110 (1999) 3811. [4] L. G. Christophorou and J. K. Olthoff, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 27 (1998) 1 and references therein.

  8. 26 CFR 1.1402(c)-2 - Public office.

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    2012-04-01

    ... Social Security Act to extend social security coverage thereto, the service for which such fees are...-employment income, pursuant to the provisions of section 122(c)(2) of the Social Security Amendments of 1967... representative, a county commissioner, a judge, a justice of the peace, a county or city attorney, a marshal,...

  9. C2Analyzer: Co-target–Co-function Analyzer

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    Aftabuddin, Md.; Mal, Chittabrata; Deb, Arindam; Kundu, Sudip

    2014-01-01

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) interact with their target mRNAs and regulate biological processes at post-transcriptional level. While one miRNA can target many mRNAs, a single mRNA can also be targeted by a set of miRNAs. The targeted mRNAs may be involved in different biological processes that are described by gene ontology (GO) terms. The major challenges involved in analyzing these multitude regulations include identification of the combinatorial regulation of miRNAs as well as determination of the co-functionally-enriched miRNA pairs. The C2Analyzer: Co-target–Co-function Analyzer, is a Perl-based, versatile and user-friendly web tool with online instructions. Based on the hypergeometric analysis, this novel tool can determine whether given pairs of miRNAs are co-functionally enriched. For a given set of GO term(s), it can also identify the set of miRNAs whose targets are enriched in the given GO term(s). Moreover, C2Analyzer can also identify the co-targeting miRNA pairs, their targets and GO processes, which they are involved in. The miRNA–miRNA co-functional relationship can also be saved as a .txt file, which can be used to further visualize the co-functional network by using other software like Cytoscape. C2Analyzer is freely available at www.bioinformatics.org/c2analyzer. PMID:24862384

  10. Tunable C2N Membrane for High Efficient Water Desalination

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    Yang, Yanmei; Li, Weifeng; Zhou, Hongcai; Zhang, Xiaoming; Zhao, Mingwen

    2016-07-01

    Water scarcity represents one of the most serious global problems of our time and challenges the advancements in desalination techniques. Although water-filtering architectures based on graphene have greatly advanced the approach to high performance desalination membranes, the controlled-generation of nanopores with particular diameter is tricky and has stunted its wide applications. Here, through molecular dynamic simulations and first-principles calculations, we propose that the recently reported graphene-like carbon nitride (g-C2N) monolayer can serve as high efficient filters for water desalination. Taking the advantages of the intrisic nanoporous structure and excellent mechanical properties of g-C2N, high water transparency and strong salt filtering capability have been demonstrated in our simulations. More importantly, the “open” and “closed” states of the g-C2N filter can be precisely regulated by tensile strain. It is found that the water permeability of g-C2N is significantly higher than that reported for graphene filters by almost one order of magnitude. In the light of the abundant family of graphene-like carbon nitride monolayered materials, our results thus offer a promising approach to the design of high efficient filteration architectures.

  11. Meridional Variations of C2H2 and C2H6 in Jupiter's Atmosphere from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectra

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    Nixon, C. A.; Achterberg, R. K.; Conrath, B. J.; Irwin, P. G. J.; Fouchet, T.; Parrish, P. D.; Abbas, M.; LeClaire, A.; Romani, P. N.; Simon-Miller, A. A.

    2004-01-01

    The abundances of hydrocarbons such as acetylene (C2H2) and ethane (C2H6) in Jupiter's atmosphere are important physical quantities, constraining our models of the chemical and dynamical processes. However, our knowledge of these quantities and their vertical and latitudinal variations has remained sparse. The flyby of the Cassini spacecraft with Jupiter at the end of 2000 provided an excellent opportunity to observe the infrared spectrum with the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument, mapping the spatial variation of emissions from 10-1400 cm-1. CIRS spectra taken at the highest resolution (0.5 cm-1) in early December 2000 have been analysed to infer atmospheric temperatures in the stratosphere at 0.5-20 mbar via the v4 of CH4, and in the troposphere at 100-400 mbar, via the hydrogen collision-induced continuum absorption at 600-800 cm. Simultaneously, we have searched for meridional abundance variations in C2H2 and C2H6 via the v5 and vg bands respectively. Tropospheric absorption and stratospheric emission are highly anti-correlated at the CIM resolution, introducing a non-uniqueness into the retrievals, which means that vertical gradient and column abundance cannot be simultaneously found without additional constraints. If we assume the profile shapes from photochemical model calculations, we show that the column abundance of C2H2 must decrease sharply towards the poles, while C2H6 is constant or slightly increasing. The relevance of these results to current photochemical and dynamical knowledge of Jupiter's atmosphere is discussed.

  12. Meridional Variations of C2H2 and C2H6 in Jupiter's Atmosphere from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectra

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    Nixon, C. A.; Achterberg, R. K.; Conrath, B. J.; Irwin, P. G. J.; Fouchet, T.; Parrish, P. D.; Abbas, M.; LeClaire, A.; Romani, P. N.; Simon-Miller, A. A.

    2004-01-01

    The abundances of hydrocarbons such as acetylene (C2H2) and ethane (C2H6) in Jupiter's atmosphere are important physical quantities, constraining our models of the chemical and dynamical processes. However, our knowledge of these quantities and their vertical and latitudinal variations has remained sparse. The flyby of the Cassini spacecraft with Jupiter at the end of 2000 provided an excellent opportunity to observe the infrared spectrum with the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument, mapping the spatial variation of emissions from 10-1400 cm-1. CIRS spectra taken at the highest resolution (0.5 cm-1) in early December 2000 have been analysed to infer atmospheric temperatures in the stratosphere at 0.5-20 mbar via the v4 of CH4, and in the troposphere at 100-400 mbar, via the hydrogen collision-induced continuum absorption at 600-800 cm. Simultaneously, we have searched for meridional abundance variations in C2H2 and C2H6 via the v5 and vg bands respectively. Tropospheric absorption and stratospheric emission are highly anti-correlated at the CIM resolution, introducing a non-uniqueness into the retrievals, which means that vertical gradient and column abundance cannot be simultaneously found without additional constraints. If we assume the profile shapes from photochemical model calculations, we show that the column abundance of C2H2 must decrease sharply towards the poles, while C2H6 is constant or slightly increasing. The relevance of these results to current photochemical and dynamical knowledge of Jupiter's atmosphere is discussed.

  13. The Vertebral Artery Cave at C2: Anatomic Study with Application to C2 Pedicle Screw Placement.

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    Tubbs, R Shane; Granger, Andre; Fisahn, Christian; Loukas, Marios; Moisi, Marc; Iwanaga, Joe; Paulson, David; Jeyamohan, Shiveindra; Chapman, Jens R; Oskouian, Rod J

    2016-10-01

    Knowledge of the course of the vertebral artery during instrumentation is of paramount importance. It has been shown that erosion of the C2 pedicle and body can occur due to pulsations of the adjacent vertebral artery. This often results in a "cave" for this segment of the artery. The descriptions of this anatomy are limited. The current study was performed with the hope that these data will be of use to spine surgeons during C2 instrumentation. In 40 human adult C2 bone specimens, the position of the vertebral artery in relation to the undersurface of the superior articular facet, pedicle, and C2 body was observed. A classification system was used to better describe these relationships. Pedicle screws were then placed into selected examples of each type. We found type 0 specimens, with no cave, on 8 sides (10%). Types I, II, and III caves with minimal, moderate, and significant encroachment of the pedicle were observed on 40%, 35%, and 27.5% sides, respectively. Type IV caves with erosion into the lateral C2 body and undersurface of the superior articular facet were observed on 12.5% of sides. Although larger caves were found on left sides, this did not reach statistical significance. Pedicle screw placement for types III and IV were most likely to enter the vertebral artery cave (P < 0.05). Additional osteologic data regarding the course of the vertebral artery while within C2 may decrease morbidity during surgery in this region. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. C2-C3 Anterior Cervical Fusion: Technical Report.

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    Finn, Michael A; MacDonald, Joel D

    2016-12-01

    Retrospective review of patients at a university hospital. To describe the anterior approach for cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C2-C3 level and evaluate its suitability for treatment of instability and degenerative disease in this region. The anterior approach is commonly used for ACDF in the lower cervical spine but is used less often in the high cervical spine. We retrospectively reviewed a database of consecutive cervical spine surgeries performed at our institution to identify patients who underwent ACDF at the C2-C3 level during a 10-year period. Demographic data, clinical indications, surgical technique, complications, and immediate results were evaluated. Of the 11 patients (7 female, 4 male; mean age 46 y) identified, 7 were treated for traumatic fractures and 4 for degenerative disk disease. Three patients treated for myelopathy showed improvement in mean Nurick grade from 3.6 to 1.3. Pain was significantly improved in all patients who had preoperative pain. Solid bony fusion was achieved in 5 of 7 patients at 3-month follow-up. Complications included dysphagia in 4 patients (which resolved in 3), aspiration pneumonia, mild persistent dysphonia, and construct failure at C2 requiring posterior fusion. One patient died of a pulmonary embolism 2 weeks postoperatively. ACDF at the C2-C3 level is an option for the treatment of high cervical disease or trauma but is associated with a higher rate of approach-related morbidity. Familiarity with local anatomy may help to reduce complications. ACDF at C2-C3 appears to have a fusion rate similar to ACDF performed at other levels.

  15. The Rate Constant for the Reaction H + C2H5 at T = 295 - 150K

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    Pimentel, Andre S.; Payne, Walter A.; Nesbitt, Fred L.; Cody, Regina J.; Stief, Louis J.

    2004-01-01

    The reaction between the hydrogen atom and the ethyl (C2H3) radical is predicted by photochemical modeling to be the most important loss process for C2H5 radicals in the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn. This reaction is also one of the major sources for the methyl radicals in these atmospheres. These two simplest hydrocarbon radicals are the initial species for the synthesis of larger hydrocarbons. Previous measurements of the rate constant for the H + C2H5 reaction varied by a factor of five at room temperature, and some studies showed a dependence upon temperature while others showed no such dependence. In addition, the previous studies were at higher temperatures and generally higher pressures than that needed for use in planetary atmospheric models. The rate constant for the reaction H + C2H5 has been measured directly at T = 150, 202 and 295 K and at P = 1.0 Torr He for all temperatures and additionally at P = 0.5 and 2.0 Torr He at T = 202 K. The measurements were performed in a discharge - fast flow system. The decay of the C2H5 radical in the presence of excess hydrogen was monitored by low-energy electron impact mass spectrometry under pseudo-first order conditions. H atoms and C2H5 radicals were generated rapidly and simultaneously by the reaction of fluorine atoms with H2 and C2H6, respectively. The total rate constant was found to be temperature and pressure independent. The measured total rate constant at each temperature are: k(sub 1)(295K) = (1.02+/-0.24)x10(exp -10), k(sub 1)(202K) = (1.02+/-0.22)x10(exp -10) and k(sub 1)(150K) = (0.93+/-0.21)x10(exp -10), all in units of cu cm/molecule/s. The total rate constant derived from all the combined measurements is k(sub 1) = (l.03+/-0.17)x10(exp -10) cu cm/molecule/s. At room temperature our results are about a factor of two higher than the recommended rate constant and a factor of three lower than the most recently published study.

  16. Atomistic Study of Intramolecular Interactions in the Closed-State Channelrhodopsin Chimera, C1C2.

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    VanGordon, Monika R; Gyawali, Gaurav; Rick, Steven W; Rempe, Susan B

    2017-03-14

    Channelrhodopsins (ChR1 and ChR2) are light-activated ion channels that enable photomobility of microalgae from the genus Chlamydomonas. Despite common use of ChR2 in optogenetics for selective control and monitoring of individual neurons in living tissue, the protein structures remain unresolved. Instead, a crystal structure of the ChR chimera (C1C2), an engineered combination of helices I-V from ChR1, without its C-terminus, and helices VI-VII from ChR2, is used as a template for ChR2 structure prediction. Surprisingly few studies have focused in detail on the chimera. Here, we present atomistic molecular dynamics studies of the closed-state, non-conducting C1C2 structure and protonation states. A new and comprehensive characterization of interactions in the vicinity of the gating region of the pore, namely between residues E90, E123, D253, N258, and the protonated Schiff base (SBH), as well as nearby residues K93, T127, and C128, indicates that the equilibrated C1C2 structure with both E123 and D253 deprotonated closely resembles the available crystal structure. In agreement with experimental studies on C1C2, no direct or water-mediated hydrogen bonding between an aspartate and a cysteine (D156-O…S-C128) that would define a direct-current gate in C1C2 was observed in our simulations. Finally, we show that a single hydrogen bond between a glutamic acid (E90) and an asparagine (N258) residue suffices to keep the gate of C1C2 closed and to disable free water and ion passage through the putative pore, in contrast to the double bond proposed earlier for ChR2. We anticipate that this work will provide context for studies of both the gating process and water and ion transport in C1C2, and will spark interest in further experimental studies on the chimera. Copyright © 2017 Biophysical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Observations of CH4, C2H6, and C2H2 in the stratosphere of Jupiter.

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    Sada, P V; Bjoraker, G L; Jennings, D E; McCabe, G H; Romani, P N

    1998-12-01

    We have performed high-resolution spectral observations at mid-infrared wavelengths of CH4 (8.14 micrometers), C2H6 (12.16 micrometers), and C2H2 (13.45 micrometers) on Jupiter. These emission features probe the stratosphere of the planet and provide information on the carbon-based photochemical processes taking place in that region of the atmosphere. The observations were performed using our cryogenic echelle spectrometer CELESTE, in conjunction with the McMath-Pierce 1.5-m solar telescope between November 1994 and February 1995. We used the methane observations to derive the temperature profile of the jovian atmosphere in the 1-10 mbar region of the stratosphere. This profile was then used in conjunction with height-dependent mixing ratios of each hydrocarbon to determine global abundances for ethane and acetylene. The resulting mixing ratios are 3.9(+1.9)(-1.3) x 10(-6) for C2H6 (5 mbar pressure level), and 2.3 +/- 0.5 x 10(-8) for C2H2 (8 mbar pressure level), where the quoted uncertainties are derived from model variations in the temperature profile which match the methane observation uncertainties. c1998 Academic Press.

  18. Search for the isomers of C2H3NO and C2H3NS in the Interstellar Medium

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    Etim, Emmanuel; Chakrabarti, Sandip Kumar; Das, Ankan; Gorai, Prasanta; Arunan, Elangannan

    2016-07-01

    With about 40% of all the known interstellar and circumstellar molecules having their isomeric analogues as known astromolecules, isomerism remains one of the leading themes in interstellar chemistry. In this regard, the recent detection of methyl isocyanate (with a number of isomeric analogues) in the Sgr B2(N) giant molecular cloud opens a new window for the possible astronomical detection of other C_2H_3NO isomers. The present work looks at the possibility of detecting other isomers of methyl isocyanate by considering different factors such as thermodynamic stability of the different isomers with respect to the Energy, Stability and Abundance (ESA) relationship, effect of interstellar hydrogen bonding with respect to the formation these isomers on the surface of the interstellar dust grains, possible formation routes for these isomers, spectroscopic parameters for potential astromolecules among these isomers, chemical modeling among other studies. The same studies are repeated for the C_2H_3NS isomers which are the isoelectroninc analogues of the C_2H_3NO isomers taking into account the unique chemistry of S and O-containing interstellar molecular species. Among the C_2H_3NS isomers, methyl isothiocyanate remains the most potential candidate for astronomical observation.

  19. Computational study of the rovibrational spectra of CO2-C2H2 and CO2-C2D2

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    Donoghue, Geoff; Wang, Xiao-Gang; Dawes, Richard; Carrington, Tucker

    2016-12-01

    An intermolecular potential energy surface and rovibrational transition frequencies are computed for CO2-C2H2. An interpolating moving least squares method is used to fit ab initio points at the explicitly correlated coupled-cluster level. The rovibrational Schrödinger equation is solved with a symmetry-adapted Lanczos algorithm. The computed disrotatory and torsion vibrational levels of both CO2-C2H2 and CO2-C2D2 differ from those obtained by experimentalists by less than 0.5 cm-1. CO2-C2H2 has two equivalent minima with the monomers perpendicular to the inter-monomer axis. In contrast to many other Van der Waals dimers there is no disrotatory path that connects the minima. The tunnelling path follows the torsional coordinate over a high barrier and the splitting is therefore tiny. Using vibrational parent analysis we are able to fit and thus obtain rotational constants and centrifugal distortion constants. Calculated rotational constants differ from their experimental counterparts by less than 0.001 cm-1.

  20. Overview of the C-2 Field-Reversed Configuration Experimental Program and Future Plan on C-2 Upgrade

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    Yang, Xiaokang; Gota, Hiroshi; Binderbauer, Michl; Tuszewski, Michel; Guo, Houyang; Garate, Eusebio; Barnes, Dan; Putvinski, Sergei; Tajima, Toshiki; Sevier, Leigh

    2014-10-01

    C-2 is the world's largest compact-toroid (CT) device at Tri Alpha Energy that produces field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by colliding/merging oppositely-directed CTs and seeks to study the evolution, heating and sustainment effects of neutral-beam (NB) injection into FRCs. Recently, significant progress has been made in C-2 on both technology and physics fronts, achieving ~ 5 ms stable plasmas with a dramatic improvement in confinement. FRCs are stabilized with an edge biasing using end-on plasma-guns and/or electrodes, and are partially sustained with NB injection (20 keV Hydrogen, ~ 4 MW). Recent work to reduce scrape-off layer and radiative losses has succeeded in reducing the average power balance deficit to ~ 1.5 MW. Increasing plasma pressure and electron temperature are now observed during brief periods of the discharge, which indicate a sign of NB injection effect such as accumulating fast-ions as well as heating core/edge plasmas. Highlights of these advances, broader C-2 experimental program, and future plan on upgrading the C-2 device with new NBs (15 keV, up to 10 MW injection power, selectable beam injection angle) will be presented.

  1. Command and Control Rapid Prototyping Continuum (C2RPC): The Framework for Achieving a New C2 Strategy

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    2011-06-01

    Program of Record TRL 8-9 MTC2 DT/OT Process C2 Release Distribution POR ‘Pull’ • S&T’s job is complete at the tech dev stage • Implementation of...PILLARS 14 IT Acquisition Life Cycle Alignment Nat’l Defense Authorization Act 2010 IOT &E RITE Life Cycle (System Support Activity) Design & Procure

  2. Observations of CH4, C2H6, and C2H2 in the stratosphere of Jupiter

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    Sada, P. V.; Bjoraker, G. L.; Jennings, D. E.; McCabe, G. H.; Romani, P. N.

    1998-01-01

    We have performed high-resolution spectral observations at mid-infrared wavelengths of CH4 (8.14 micrometers), C2H6 (12.16 micrometers), and C2H2 (13.45 micrometers) on Jupiter. These emission features probe the stratosphere of the planet and provide information on the carbon-based photochemical processes taking place in that region of the atmosphere. The observations were performed using our cryogenic echelle spectrometer CELESTE, in conjunction with the McMath-Pierce 1.5-m solar telescope between November 1994 and February 1995. We used the methane observations to derive the temperature profile of the jovian atmosphere in the 1-10 mbar region of the stratosphere. This profile was then used in conjunction with height-dependent mixing ratios of each hydrocarbon to determine global abundances for ethane and acetylene. The resulting mixing ratios are 3.9(+1.9)(-1.3) x 10(-6) for C2H6 (5 mbar pressure level), and 2.3 +/- 0.5 x 10(-8) for C2H2 (8 mbar pressure level), where the quoted uncertainties are derived from model variations in the temperature profile which match the methane observation uncertainties. c1998 Academic Press.

  3. CN and C2H in IRC +10216

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    Huggins, P. J.; Glassgold, A. E.; Morris, M.

    1984-01-01

    The effects of the production of the radicals CN and C2H from the dissociation of HCN and C2H2 by ambient UV photons in the outer envelope of IRC +10216 are investigated. The spatial distribution of the radicals and their observable millimeter emission-line characteristics are calculated from the inferred abundances of the progenitor species in the envelope of IRC +10216 using photochemical and radiative transfer models. These are compared with available observations to examine whether photoproduction is a possible explanation of the observed emission from these species. The results suggest that the variable abundances induced by photodestruction of their progenitors do affect the observed emission from the radicals.

  4. Lateral Diffusion of Proteins on Supported Lipid Bilayers: Additive Friction of Synaptotagmin 7 C2A–C2B Tandem Domains

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    2015-01-01

    The synaptotagmin (Syt) family of proteins contains tandem C2 domains, C2A and C2B, which bind membranes in the presence of Ca2+ to trigger vesicle fusion during exocytosis. Despite recent progress, the role and extent of interdomain interactions between C2A and C2B in membrane binding remain unclear. To test whether the two domains interact on a planar lipid bilayer (i.e., experience thermodynamic interdomain contacts), diffusion of fluorescent-tagged C2A, C2B, and C2AB domains from human Syt7 was measured using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy with single-particle tracking. The C2AB tandem exhibits a lateral diffusion constant approximately half the value of the isolated single domains and does not change when additional residues are engineered into the C2A–C2B linker. This is the expected result if C2A and C2B are separated when membrane-bound; theory predicts that C2AB diffusion would be faster if the two domains were close enough together to have interdomain contact. Stopped-flow measurements of membrane dissociation kinetics further support an absence of interdomain interactions, as dissociation kinetics of the C2AB tandem remain unchanged when rigid or flexible linker extensions are included. Together, the results suggest that the two C2 domains of Syt7 bind independently to planar membranes, in contrast to reported interdomain cooperativity in Syt1. PMID:25437758

  5. Independent Assessment Team Report on C2 Data

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    2008-11-01

    and second, to note that the responsiveness of the Department’s acquisition and development environment impacts operational agility. 2.2 Finding...the planned enterprise enablers has been slower than planned and appears to have impacted both planning and progress in implementing C2 data sharing...user-centric, and from tightly integrated to net- centric/SOA. All of these changes impact organizational roles and responsibilities, governance

  6. Exercise Control Objects (ECOs), C2 for the Control Team

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    2006-06-01

    replicated current operations and situations faced by warfighters in Baghdad. The team designed and employed Exercise Control Object ( ECO ) processes...The M&S team designed and employed Exercise Control Object ( ECO ) processes and tools for use in this distributed simulation environment. Joint Semi...symposium. Situational Awareness Object (SAO), A Simple Tool for Operational C2 Systems. The ECO Editor was designed to support expected

  7. The C(2) System Internet Experiment. Volume 1

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    1988-06-01

    Experiment project is a complementary effort to the CRONUS Distributed Operating System (DOS) project. Under the C2 Internet Experiment, we designed and...built a prototype distributed application to demonstrate CRONUS concepts and to provide an environment for evaluating CRONUS ’ current suitability for... CRONUS DOS projects are part of a larger program being supported by the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) to design, develop and support an appropriate

  8. Physiological effects of the TASER C2 conducted energy weapon.

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    Jauchem, James R; Seaman, Ronald L; Klages, Curtis M

    2009-01-01

    In previous studies, exposure to conducted energy weapons (CEWs) (such as TASER International's Advanced TASER X26 device) resulted in leg muscle contraction, acidosis, increased blood electrolytes, and other biochemical and physiological changes. In the current study, experiments were performed to examine the effects of exposures to TASER International's "C2" CEW, which is specifically marketed to civilian rather than law-enforcement users. Ten pigs (Sus scrofa) were sedated with an intramuscular injection of Telezol (tiletamine HCl and zolazepam HCl) and intubated. General anesthesia was maintained with an IV propofol infusion. Applications of the C2 device for 30 s resulted in extensive muscle contraction and significant increases in heart rate and hematocrit, and in blood levels of pCO2, lactate, glucose, and potassium, sodium, and calcium ions. Significant decreases were observed in blood oxygen saturation, pO2, and pH. Qualitatively, many of these changes were consistent with previous reports in the literature dealing with studies of muscle stimulation or exercise. The changes in blood pCO2, pO2, electrolytes, lactate, and pH, however, were greater than in a previous study of three repeated 5-s exposures to the X26 CEW commonly used by law-enforcement personnel. On the basis of the results, potential detrimental effects due to use of the "citizen-version" TASER C2 CEW may be more likely than limited intermittent applications of the X26 CEW.

  9. The problematic C2H4+F2 reaction barrier

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    Feng, Hao; Allen, Wesley D.

    2010-03-01

    The C2H4+F2 reaction is investigated through the most rigorous electronic structure methods currently feasible, using a focal point approach to converge toward the ab initio limit. Explicit computations were executed with basis sets as large as aug-cc-pV5Z and correlation treatments as extensive as coupled cluster through full triples with a perturbative inclusion of quadruple excitations [CCSDT(Q)]. Auxiliary core correlation, diagonal Born-Oppenheimer, and first-order relativistic corrections were included. All optimized geometries and vibrational frequencies were determined completely at the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVQZ level. The final C2H4+F2 reaction barrier from theory (8.0 kcal mol-1) is significantly higher than the recently reported experimental barrier (5.5±0.5 kcal mol-1). Our computations also yield a new enthalpy of formation of the fluoroethyl radical, ΔfH298°(C2H4F)=-13.2±0.2 kcal mol-1, whose uncertainty is an order of magnitude less than previous experimental values.

  10. Interstellar C2, CH, and CN in translucent molecular clouds

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    Black, John H.; Van Dishoeck, Ewine F.

    1989-01-01

    Optical absorption-line techniques have been applied to the study of a number of translucent molecular clouds in which the total column densities are large enough that substantial molecular abundances can be maintained. Results are presented for a survey of absorption lines of interstellar C2, CH, and CN. Detections of CN through the A 2Pi-X 2Sigma(+) (1,O) and (2,O) bands of the red system are reported and compared with observations of the violet system for one line of sight. The population distributions in C2 provide diagnostic information on temperature and density. The measured column densities of the three species can be used to test details of the theory of molecule formation in clouds where photoprocesses still play a significant role. The C2 and CH column densities are strongly correlated with each other and probably also with the H2 column density. In contrast, the CN column densities are found to vary greatly from cloud to cloud. The observations are discussed with reference to detailed theoretical models.

  11. Interstellar C2, CH, and CN in translucent molecular clouds

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    Black, John H.; Van Dishoeck, Ewine F.

    1989-01-01

    Optical absorption-line techniques have been applied to the study of a number of translucent molecular clouds in which the total column densities are large enough that substantial molecular abundances can be maintained. Results are presented for a survey of absorption lines of interstellar C2, CH, and CN. Detections of CN through the A 2Pi-X 2Sigma(+) (1,O) and (2,O) bands of the red system are reported and compared with observations of the violet system for one line of sight. The population distributions in C2 provide diagnostic information on temperature and density. The measured column densities of the three species can be used to test details of the theory of molecule formation in clouds where photoprocesses still play a significant role. The C2 and CH column densities are strongly correlated with each other and probably also with the H2 column density. In contrast, the CN column densities are found to vary greatly from cloud to cloud. The observations are discussed with reference to detailed theoretical models.

  12. Photodissociation spectroscopy of Ca+(C2H4)

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    Holmes, J. H.; Kleiber, P. D.; Olsgaard, D. A.; Yang, K.-H.

    2000-04-01

    We have studied Ca+(C2H4) by photodissociation spectroscopy in a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer over the spectral range 440-790 nm. Ca+ is the only photofragment observed. We find four absorption bands of the complex and assign them to metal-centered transitions correlating with excitation of Ca+(3d and 4p). Spectral assignment is supported by ab initio electronic structure calculations of the complex and isotope substitution experiments. Calculations find a weakly bound ground state equilibrium structure with C2V π-bonding geometry and a dissociation energy of De″=0.506 eV. Theoretical and experimental results show the 4pπ(2 2B2 & 2 2B1) excited states to be relatively weakly bound at long range. Spectral analysis gives vibrational constants for the Ca+--C2H4 intermolecular a1-stretch in the 1 2A1, 2 2B1, and 2 2B2 states, and for the CH2-CH2 a1-wag and the HCH a1-bend in 2 2B2. The results offer an interesting comparison with previous studies of similar weakly bound bimolecular complexes of light metal ions with alkene or alkane hydrocarbons.

  13. Electronically Excited C2 from Laser Photodissociated C60

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    Arepalli, Sivaram; Scott, Carl D.; Nikolaev, Pavel; Smalley, Richard E.

    1999-01-01

    Spectral and transient emission measurements are made of radiation from products of laser excitation of buckminsterfullerene (C60) vapor diluted in argon at 973 K. The principal radiation is from the Swan band system of C2 and, at early times, also from a black body continuum. The C2 radiation is observed only when C60 is excited by green (532 nm) and not with IR (1064 nm) laser radiation at energy densities of about 1.5 J/square cm. Transient measurements indicate that there are two characteristic periods of decay of radiation. The first period, lasting about 2 micro seconds, has a characteristic decay time of about 0.3 micro seconds. The second period, lasting at least 50 micro seconds, has a characteristic decay time of about 5 micro seconds. These characteristic times are thought to be associated with cooling of C60 molecules or nanosized carbon particles during the early period; and with electronically excited C2 that is a decomposition product of laser excited C60, C58, ... molecules during the later period.

  14. The C2H, C2, and CN electronic absorption bands in the carbon star HD 19557

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    Goebel, J. H.; Bregman, J. D.; Cooper, D. M.; Goorvitch, D.; Langhoff, S. R.; Witteborn, F. C.

    1983-01-01

    Infrared spectrophotometry of the R-type carbon star HD 19557 is presented. Two unusual spectroscopic features are seen: a 3.1 micron band is lacking and a 2.8 micron band is present. Identifications are proposed for three previously unreported stellar absorption bands with electronic sequences of C2, CN, and C2H. The latter is proposed to be responsible for the 2.8 micron feature. The atmospheric structure of the star is studied with synthetic spectra, and an effective temperature between 2600 K and 3000 K is suggested. No SiC emission is seen at 11.3 microns, indicating that grain formation is not a viable process around the star. The lack of dust in R stars may suggest a salient difference between R and N types.

  15. Trapped Xe components in etched samples of the Murray (C2) and Murchison (C2) carbonaceous chondrites

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    Jones, C. M.; Lumpkin, G. R.; Reynolds, J. H.

    1985-01-01

    Xe isotopic measurements are described. The samples analyzed were bulk chips of the Murray (C2) and Murchison (C2) carbonaceous chondrites that had been freeze-thaw disaggregated, etched with H2O2, and then split into colloidal and noncolloidal fractions using methanol. The etching removed a substantial portion of the trapped Xe and increased variations in measured isotopic ratios compared with bulk sample analyses. The Murray samples appeared to contain a binary mixture of U-Xe and H+L-Xe. The Murchison data concur with the Murray data for the heavy isotopes, but the structure at the light isotopes is obscured by spallation Xe. There is no evidence in these data for the separability of H-Xe and L-Xe. The fact that H2O2 etching removes Xe without prior demineralization supports the view that the carrier of a substantial portion of trapped Xe may reside on grain surfaces.

  16. Theoretical study on the rate constants for the C2H5 + HBr --> C2H6 + Br reaction.

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    Sheng, Li; Li, Ze-Sheng; Liu, Jing-Yao; Xiao, Jing-Fa; Sun, Chia-Chung

    2004-02-01

    The reaction C(2)H(5) + HBr --> C(2)H(6) + Br has been theoretically studied over the temperature range from 200 to 1400 K. The electronic structure information is calculated at the BHLYP/6-311+G(d,p) and QCISD/6-31+G(d) levels. With the aid of intrinsic reaction coordinate theory, the minimum energy paths (MEPs) are obtained at the both levels, and the energies along the MEP are further refined by performing the single-point calculations at the PMP4(SDTQ)/6-311+G(3df,2p)//BHLYP and QCISD(T)/6-311++G(2df,2pd)//QCISD levels. The calculated ICVT/SCT rate constants are in good agreement with available experimental values, and the calculate results further indicate that the C(2)H(5) + HBr reaction has negative temperature dependence at T < 850 K, but clearly shows positive temperature dependence at T > 850 K. The current work predicts that the kinetic isotope effect for the title reaction is inverse in the temperature range from 200 to 482 K, i.e., k(HBr)/k(DBr) < 1.

  17. Pressure-induced superconductivity in CaC2

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    Li, Yan-Ling; Luo, Wei; Zeng, Zhi; Lin, Hai-Qing; Mao, Ho-kwang; Ahuja, Rajeev

    2013-01-01

    Carbon can exist as isolated dumbbell, 1D chain, 2D plane, and 3D network in carbon solids or carbon-based compounds, which attributes to its rich chemical binding way, including sp-, sp2-, and sp3-hybridized bonds. sp2-hybridizing carbon always captures special attention due to its unique physical and chemical property. Here, using an evolutionary algorithm in conjunction with ab initio method, we found that, under compression, dumbbell carbon in CaC2 can be polymerized first into 1D chain and then into ribbon and further into 2D graphite sheet at higher pressure. The C2/m structure transforms into an orthorhombic Cmcm phase at 0.5 GPa, followed by another orthorhombic Immm phase, which is stabilized in a wide pressure range of 15.2–105.8 GPa and then forced into MgB2-type phase with wide range stability up to at least 1 TPa. Strong electron–phonon coupling λ in compressed CaC2 is found, in particular for Immm phase, which has the highest λ value (0.562–0.564) among them, leading to its high superconducting critical temperature Tc (7.9∼9.8 K), which is comparable with the 11.5 K value of CaC6. Our results show that calcium not only can stabilize carbon sp2 hybridization at a larger range of pressure but also can contribute in superconducting behavior, which would further ignite experimental and theoretical interest in alkaline–earth metal carbides to uncover their peculiar physical properties under extreme conditions. PMID:23690580

  18. Theoretical kinetics of O + C2H4

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    Li, Xiaohu; Jasper, Ahren W.; Zádor, Judit; ...

    2016-06-01

    The reaction of atomic oxygen with ethylene is a fundamental oxidation step in combustion and is prototypical of reactions in which oxygen adds to double bonds. For 3O+C2H4 and for this class of reactions generally, decomposition of the initial adduct via spin-allowed reaction channels on the triplet surface competes with intersystem crossing (ISC) and a set of spin-forbidden reaction channels on the ground-state singlet surface. The two surfaces share some bimolecular products but feature different intermediates, pathways, and transition states. In addition, the overall product branching is therefore a sensitive function of the ISC rate. The 3O+C2H4 reaction has beenmore » extensively studied, but previous experimental work has not provided detailed branching information at elevated temperatures, while previous theoretical studies have employed empirical treatments of ISC. Here we predict the kinetics of 3O+C2H4 using an ab initio transition state theory based master equation (AITSTME) approach that includes an a priori description of ISC. Specifically, the ISC rate is calculated using Landau–Zener statistical theory, consideration of the four lowest-energy electronic states, and a direct classical trajectory study of the product branching immediately after ISC. The present theoretical results are largely in good agreement with existing low-temperature experimental kinetics and molecular beam studies. Good agreement is also found with past theoretical work, with the notable exception of the predicted product branching at elevated temperatures. Above ~1000 K, we predict CH2CHO+H and CH2+CH2O as the major products, which differs from the room temperature preference for CH3+HCO (which is assumed to remain at higher temperatures in some models) and from the prediction of a previous detailed master equation study.« less

  19. Hydrogenation and Deuteration of C2H2 and C2H4 on Cold Grains: A Clue to the Formation Mechanism of C2H6 with Astronomical Interest

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    Kobayashi, Hitomi; Hidaka, Hiroshi; Lamberts, Thanja; Hama, Tetsuya; Kawakita, Hideyo; Kästner, Johannes; Watanabe, Naoki

    2017-03-01

    We quantitatively investigated the hydrogen addition reactions of acetylene (C2H2) and ethylene (C2H4) on amorphous solid water (ASW) at 10 and 20 K relevant to the formation of ethane (C2H6) on interstellar icy grains. We found that the ASW surface enhances the reaction rates for C2H2 and C2H4 by approximately a factor of 2 compared to those on the pure-solid C2H2 and C2H4 at 10 K, probably due to an increase in the sticking coefficient and adsorption energy of the H atoms on ASW. In contrast to the previous proposal that the hydrogenation rate of C2H4 is orders of magnitude larger than that of C2H2, the present results show that the difference in hydrogenation rates of C2H2 and C2H4 is only within a factor of 3 on both the surfaces of pure solids and ASW. In addition, we found the small kinetic isotope effect for hydrogenation/deuteration of C2H2 and C2H4 at 10 K, despite the requirement of quantum tunneling. At 20 K, the reaction rate of deuteration becomes even larger than that of hydrogenation. These unusual isotope effects might originate from a slightly larger number density of D atoms than H atoms on ASW at 20 K. The hydrogenation of C2H2 is four times faster than CO hydrogenation and can produce C2H6 efficiently through C2H4 even in the environment of a dark molecular cloud.

  20. A potentially missed cervical (C2) spine fracture.

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    Al-Hadithy, Nawfal; Khan, Arshad; Banerjee, Ashis

    2011-02-23

    The authors present a case report of a potentially missed C2 fracture whose signs and symptoms did not warrant radiograph imaging according to both the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study and Canadian C-spine Rules. The patient had a significant injury while rear-ending a stationary vehicle at 20 mph, and the correct diagnosis was only made based on approaching him with a high index of suspicion. He was successfully treated in a halo collar and made an excellent recovery.

  1. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Ethynyl Radical, C2H

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    Le, Anh T.; Hall, Gregory; Sears, Trevor

    2016-06-01

    The ethynyl radical, C_2H, is a reactive intermediate important in various combustion processes and also widely observed in the interstellar medium. In spite of extensive previous spectroscopic studies, the characterization of the near infrared transitions from the tilde{X}2Σ+ state to the mixed vibrational overtone and tilde{A}2Π states is incomplete. A strong band of C_2H at 7064 cm-1 was first observed in a neon matrix and assigned as the tilde{A}2Π(002)1 - tilde{X}2Σ+ transition by Forney et al. Subsequent theoretical work of Tarroni and Carter attributed the strong absorptions in this region to transitions terminating in two upper states, each a mixture of vibrationally excited tilde{X} states and different zero-order tilde{A}-state bending levels: a 2Σ+ symmetry combination of tilde{X}(0,20,3) and tilde{A}(0,3,0)0κ and a 2Π symmetry combination of tilde{X}(0,31,3) and tilde{A}(0,0,2)1. Transitions to them from the zero point level of the tilde{X} state are calculated to differ in energy by less than 10 cm-1 and to be within a factor of two in intensity. Diode laser transient absorption was used to record Doppler-limited spectra between 7020 and 7130 cm-1, using 193 nm photolysis of CF_3C_2H as a source of C_2H. Two interleaved, rotationally resolved bands were observed, consistent with a 2Σ - 2Σ transition at 7088 cm-1 and a 2Π - 2Σ transition at 7108 cm-1, in good accord with the Tarroni and Carter calculation. Progress on the assignment and fitting of the spectra will be reported. Acknowledgements: Work at Brookhaven National Laboratory was carried out under Contract No. DE-SC0012704 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, and supported by its Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences. D. Forney, M.E. Jacox, and W.E. Thompson, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 170, 178 (1995). R. Tarroni and S. Carter, Mol. Phys. 102, 2167 (2004)

  2. Detection of NO sub x,C2H4 concentrations by using CO and CO2 lasers

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    Gengchen, W.; Qinxin, K.

    1986-01-01

    A laser, especially the infrared line tunable laser, opens up a new way to monitor the atmospheric environment, and already has gotten effective practical application. One of the most serious problems in open path remote measurement at atmospheric pressure is the broadening effect which leads to increased linewidths, spectral interferences, and, as a result, tends to reduce detection sensitivity, so measuring laser wavelengths should be selected carefully, and interaction between the measuring wavelength and gas to be measured must be known very well. Therefore, N2O, No, NO2, CH4, NH3 and C2H4 absorption properties at some lines of CO and CO2 line tunable lasers were studied. The absorption coefficients of NO, NO2, and C2H4; some results on detection of NO sub x, C2H4 concentrations in both laboratory and field; and selection of measuring wavelengths and error analysis are discussed.

  3. Interstellar C2 molecules in a Taurus dark cloud

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    Hobbs, L. M.; Black, J. H.; Van Dishoeck, E. F.

    1983-01-01

    Five relatively strong interstellar absorption lines of C2 in the (2-0) Phillips band near 8670 A have been detected toward the heavily reddened, late B star HD 29647, which lies behind a substantial part of one of the darkest regions of the nearest molecular cloud complex, the dark clouds of Taurus. Stringent upper limits on the C2 absorption toward two lightly reddened stars, Nu Cyg and Omicron And, are also reported. The observations yield a column density of about 9 x 10 to the 13th/sq cm, comparable to those of widely distributed molecules like CH and H2CO. Theoretical treatment of the data yields a kinetic temperature of 14 K and a mean density of less than about 1000/cu cm. A narrow, anomalously strong, stellar Mn II line yields a projected rotational velocity of less than about 7 km/s and is explained by previous identifications of the star as Hg-Mn peculiar.

  4. Development of Compact Toroid Injector for C-2 FRCs

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    Matsumoto, Tadafumi; Sekiguchi, Junichi; Asai, Tomohiko; Gota, Hiroshi; Garate, Eusebio; Allfrey, Ian; Valentine, Travis; Smith, Brett; Morehouse, Mark; TAE Team

    2014-10-01

    Collaborative research project with Tri Alpha Energy has been started and we have developed a new compact toroid (CT) injector for the C-2 device, mainly for fueling field-reversed configurations (FRCs). The CT is formed by a magnetized coaxial plasma-gun (MCPG), which consists of coaxial cylinder electrodes; a spheromak-like plasma is generated by discharge and pushed out from the gun by Lorentz force. The inner diameter of outer electrode is 83.1 mm and the outer diameter of inner electrode is 54.0 mm. The surface of the inner electrode is coated with tungsten in order to reduce impurities coming out from the electrode. The bias coil is mounted inside of the inner electrode. We have recently conducted test experiments and achieved a supersonic CT translation speed of up to ~100 km/s. Other typical plasma parameters are as follows: electron density ~ 5 × 1021 m-3, electron temperature ~ 40 eV, and the number of particles ~0.5-1.0 × 1019. The CT injector is now planned to be installed on C-2 and the first CT injection experiment will be conducted in the near future. The detailed MCPG design as well as the test experimental results will be presented.

  5. Evolution of the biochemistry of the photorespiratory C2 cycle.

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    Hagemann, M; Fernie, A R; Espie, G S; Kern, R; Eisenhut, M; Reumann, S; Bauwe, H; Weber, A P M

    2013-07-01

    Oxygenic photosynthesis would not be possible without photorespiration in the present day O2 -rich atmosphere. It is now generally accepted that cyanobacteria-like prokaryotes first evolved oxygenic photosynthesis, which was later conveyed via endosymbiosis into a eukaryotic host, which then gave rise to the different groups of algae and streptophytes. For photosynthetic CO2 fixation, all these organisms use RubisCO, which catalyses both the carboxylation and the oxygenation of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate. One of the reaction products of the oxygenase reaction, 2-phosphoglycolate (2PG), represents the starting point of the photorespiratory C2 cycle, which is considered largely responsible for recapturing organic carbon via conversion to the Calvin-Benson cycle (CBC) intermediate 3-phosphoglycerate, thereby detoxifying critical intermediates. Here we discuss possible scenarios for the evolution of this process toward the well-defined 2PG metabolism in extant plants. While the origin of the C2 cycle core enzymes can be clearly dated back towards the different endosymbiotic events, the evolutionary scenario that allowed the compartmentalised high flux photorespiratory cycle is uncertain, but probably occurred early during the algal radiation. The change in atmospheric CO2 /O2 ratios promoting the acquisition of different modes for inorganic carbon concentration mechanisms, as well as the evolutionary specialisation of peroxisomes, clearly had a dramatic impact on further aspects of land plant photorespiration. © 2012 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  6. Design of C-2W Thomson Scattering System

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    Zhai, Kan; Schindler, Tania; Zhang, Helen; Walters, Kurt; Thompson, Matthew; TAE Team

    2016-10-01

    A suite of multi-point Thomson scattering systems is now being designed and built in parallel with the construction of the C-2W FRC experimental device, which is expected to have a wide range of electron temperature Te and density ne from edge to center region at different operational phases. The suite consists of two sub-systems that measure Te and ne profiles at the C-2W central plane and at the jet region. A high-repetition rate Nd:YAG laser is planned for the central plane subsystem for time-resolved profile measurement at 1 kHz. The central plane and jet region subsystems have their own specially-designed collection optics that image 16 and 5 radial points along the laser-beam path onto corresponding surfaces of fiber bundles, which will then relay the collected laser light into dispersing polychromators. The polychromators are designed with five spectral channels with four channels optimized and dedicated to Te measurement and one channel dedicated to Rayleigh scattering calibration for ne measurement. Detail system design and layout of lasers, beam transportation and stray light control, collection optics and fiber optics, dispersion and detection system and its spectral calibration setup will be presented.

  7. Physical and spectroscopic properties of pure C2H4 and CH4:C2H4 ices

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    Molpeceres, Germán; Satorre, Miguel Angel; Ortigoso, Juan; Zanchet, Alexandre; Luna, Ramón; Millán, Carlos; Escribano, Rafael; Tanarro, Isabel; Herrero, Víctor J.; Maté, Belén

    2017-04-01

    Physical and spectroscopic properties of ices of C2H4 and CH4:C2H4 mixtures with 3:1, 1:1 and 1:3 ratios have been investigated at 30 K. Two laboratories are involved in this work. In one of them, the density and refractive index of the samples have been measured by using a cryogenic quartz microbalance and laser interferometric techniques. In the other one, IR spectra have been recorded in the near- and mid-infrared regions, and band shifts with respect to the pure species, band strengths of the main bands, and the optical constants in both regions have been determined. Previous data on ethylene and the mixtures studied here were scarce. For methane, both the wavenumbers and band strengths have been found to follow a regular pattern of decrease with increasing dilution, but no pattern has been detected for ethylene vibrations. The method employed for the preparation of the samples, by vapour deposition under vacuum, is thought to be adequate to mimic the structure of astrophysical ices. Possible astrophysical implications, especially by means of the optical constants reported here, have been discussed.

  8. Improved ground state and ν12 = 1 state rovibrational constants for ethylene-13C2 (13C2H4)

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    Gabona, M. G.; Tan, T. L.

    2014-05-01

    The Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectrum of the ν12 fundamental band of ethylene-13C2 (13C2H4) was recorded in the frequency range of 1350-1550 cm-1 with unapodized resolution of 0.0063 cm-1. Improved upper state (ν12 = 1) rovibrational constants consisting of three rotational, five quartic and five sextic constants were derived by assigning and fitting 1731 infrared transitions using Watson's A-reduced Hamiltonian in the Ir representation. The root-mean-square deviation of the fit was 0.00030 cm-1. More higher-order upper state (ν12 = 1) constant were derived in the present analysis than previously reported. Improved ground state rovibrational constants were also determined from the fit of 1104 ground state combination differences (GSCD) with a root-mean-square deviation of 0.00029 cm-1. The A-type ν12 band centered at 1436.65409 ± 0.00002 cm-1 has a calculated inertial defect Δ12 is 0.242896 ± 0.000007 μÅ2. No indications of perturbation were found in the analysis of the band.

  9. Kinetics of the hydrogen abstraction C2H3* + alkane --> C2H4 + alkyl radical reaction class.

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    Muszyńska, Marta; Ratkiewicz, Artur; Huynh, Lam K; Truong, Thanh N

    2009-07-23

    This paper presents an application of the reaction class transition state theory (RC-TST) to predict thermal rate constants for hydrogen abstraction reactions of the type C(2)H(3) + alkane --> C(2)H(4) + alkyl radical. The linear energy relationship (LER) was proven to hold for both noncyclic and cyclic hydrocarbons. We have derived all parameters for the RC-TST method from rate constants of 19 representative reactions, coupling with LER and the barrier height grouping (BHG) approach. Both the RC-TST/LER, where only reaction energy is needed, and the RC-TST/BHG, where no other information is needed, can predict rate constants for any reaction in this reaction class with satisfactory accuracy for combustion modeling. Our analysis indicates that less than 90% systematic errors on the average exist in the predicted rate constants using the RC-TST/LER or RC-TST/BHG method, while in comparison to explicit rate calculations, the differences are within a factor of 2 on the average.

  10. Superdiffusive motion of membrane-targeting C2 domains

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    Campagnola, Grace; Nepal, Kanti; Schroder, Bryce W.; Peersen, Olve B.; Krapf, Diego

    2015-01-01

    Membrane-targeting domains play crucial roles in the recruitment of signalling molecules to the plasma membrane. For most peripheral proteins, the protein-to-membrane interaction is transient. After proteins dissociate from the membrane they have been observed to rebind following brief excursions in the bulk solution. Such membrane hops can have broad implications for the efficiency of reactions on membranes. We study the diffusion of membrane-targeting C2 domains using single-molecule tracking in supported lipid bilayers. The ensemble-averaged mean square displacement (MSD) exhibits superdiffusive behaviour. However, traditional time-averaged MSD analysis of individual trajectories remains linear and does not reveal superdiffusion. Our observations are explained in terms of bulk excursions that introduce jumps with a heavy-tail distribution. These hopping events allow proteins to explore large areas in a short time. The experimental results are shown to be consistent with analytical models of bulk-mediated diffusion and numerical simulations. PMID:26639944

  11. The C2 Ballik-Ramsay transitions in carbon stars

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    Goorvitch, David

    1990-01-01

    The bands of C2 are an important source of opacity in the near-infrared spectral region of carbon stars. In the 2 micron spectral region, the Delta v = -1 and -2 transitions of the Ballik-Ramsay b 3Sigma(g)(-) - a 3Pi(u) system are especially important. A general method for calculating highly accurate transition parameters of the Ballik-Ramsay band is presented. This method allows the easy calculation of the satellite lines and the forbidden lines resulting from the perturbation of the upper b 3Sigma(g)(-) state by the X 1Sigma(0)(+) state. Included in the calculation is the effect of the isotopic molecules (C-12)2, (C-12)(C-13), and (C-13)2. Three consistency tests of the calculated strengths are presented. A comparison of synthetic spectra is made with an observed spectrum of WZ Cas in the 3940/cm spectral region.

  12. Fluorescent vibration-rotation excitation of cometary C2

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    Gredel, Roland; Van Dishoeck, Ewine F.; Black, John H.

    1989-01-01

    The statistical equilibrium equations that determine the population densities of the energy levels in cometary C2 molecules due to fluorescent excitation are examined in detail. The adopted model and molecular parameters are discussed, and a theoretical estimate is made of the two intercombination transition moments. From the theoretical population densities in the various rotational levels, flux ratios and synthetic emission profiles are calculated as functions of the a 3Pi(u) - X 1Sigma(g)+ and the c 3Sigma(u)+ - X 3Sigma(g)+ intercombination transition moments. The influence of each of these two transitions separately on the vibrational and rotational excitation temperatures is investigated. The observed emission spectra of the (0,0) Swan band in Comet Halley are presented and compared to the synthetic profiles.

  13. Superdiffusive motion of membrane-targeting C2 domains

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    Campagnola, Grace; Nepal, Kanti; Schroder, Bryce W.; Peersen, Olve B.; Krapf, Diego

    2015-12-01

    Membrane-targeting domains play crucial roles in the recruitment of signalling molecules to the plasma membrane. For most peripheral proteins, the protein-to-membrane interaction is transient. After proteins dissociate from the membrane they have been observed to rebind following brief excursions in the bulk solution. Such membrane hops can have broad implications for the efficiency of reactions on membranes. We study the diffusion of membrane-targeting C2 domains using single-molecule tracking in supported lipid bilayers. The ensemble-averaged mean square displacement (MSD) exhibits superdiffusive behaviour. However, traditional time-averaged MSD analysis of individual trajectories remains linear and does not reveal superdiffusion. Our observations are explained in terms of bulk excursions that introduce jumps with a heavy-tail distribution. These hopping events allow proteins to explore large areas in a short time. The experimental results are shown to be consistent with analytical models of bulk-mediated diffusion and numerical simulations.

  14. The UV photochemistry of C2N2

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    Halpern, Joshua B.; Barts, Samuel A.

    1989-01-01

    The absorption, emission, and photodissociation yield spectra of C2N2 were measured in the 220 and 210 nm region near the 4(0)1 and 1(0)1 4(0)1 bands of the A 1 sigma + from the X 1 sigma + system. The emission spectrum showed very few lines which appeared in the absorption spectrum. Moreover, the emission had 660 ns lifetime and, at 210 nm a very large electronic emission quenching rate. Laser induced fluorescence was used to measure the relative yield of CN radicals as a function of photolysis wavelength. This spectrum seemed to follow the absorption spectrum below the dissociation threshold. Energy in the CN fragments appeared to be statistically distributed.

  15. Fluorescent vibration-rotation excitation of cometary C2

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    Gredel, R.; van Dishoeck, E. F.; Black, J. H.

    1989-03-01

    The statistical equilibrium equations that determine the population densities of the energy levels in cometary C2 molecules due to fluorescent excitation are examined in detail. The adopted model and molecular parameters are discussed, and a theoretical estimate is made of the two intercombination transition moments. From the theoretical population densities in the various rotational levels, flux ratios and synthetic emission profiles are calculated as functions of the a 3Pi(u) - X 1Sigma(g)+ and the c 3Sigma(u)+ - X 3Sigma(g)+ intercombination transition moments. The influence of each of these two transitions separately on the vibrational and rotational excitation temperatures is investigated. The observed emission spectra of the (0,0) Swan band in Comet Halley are presented and compared to the synthetic profiles.

  16. Design, Implementation and Execution Results for Simulations and C2 Information Systems Connectivity Experiments (SINCE). Experiment 2

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    2006-11-01

    are able to observe the enemy entities. SAUs that arrive at the eXecution Monitoring Mediator (XM2) are aggregated and delayed so as not to...Faust (FST) and HEROS (HRS). The German Army Modeling and Simulations (MS) systems (MSDE) included PABST and SIRA . The US Army MS system (MSUS...of fire interaction. From a networking point of view, we observed that having separate nets bridged by gateways for M&S, for National C2 data

  17. C2-domain containing calcium sensors in neuroendocrine secretion.

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    Pinheiro, Paulo S; Houy, Sébastien; Sørensen, Jakob B

    2016-12-01

    The molecular mechanisms for calcium-triggered membrane fusion have long been sought for, and detailed models now exist that account for at least some of the functions of the many proteins involved in the process. Key players in the fusion reaction are a group of proteins that, upon binding to calcium, trigger the merger of cargo-filled vesicles with the plasma membrane. Low-affinity, fast-kinetics calcium sensors of the synaptotagmin family - especially synaptotagmin-1 and synaptotagmin-2 - are the main calcium sensors for fast exocytosis triggering in many cell types. Their functions extend beyond fusion triggering itself, having been implicated in the calcium-dependent vesicle recruitment during activity, docking of vesicles to the plasma membrane and priming, and even in post-fusion steps, such as fusion pore expansion and endocytosis. Furthermore, synaptotagmin diversity imparts distinct properties to the release process itself. Other calcium-sensing proteins such as Munc13s and protein kinase C play important, but more indirect roles in calcium-triggered exocytosis. Because of their higher affinity, but intrinsic slower kinetics, they operate on longer temporal and spatial scales to organize assembly of the release machinery. Finally, the high-affinity synaptotagmin-7 and Doc2 (Double C2-domain) proteins are able to trigger membrane fusion in vitro, but cellular measurements in different systems show that they may participate in either fusion or vesicle priming. Here, we summarize the properties and possible interplay of (some of) the major C2-domain containing calcium sensors in calcium-triggered exocytosis. This article is part of a mini review series: "Synaptic Function and Dysfunction in Brain Diseases".

  18. The role of C2-C7 and O-C2 angle in the development of dysphagia after cervical spine surgery.

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    Tian, Wei; Yu, Jie

    2013-06-01

    Dysphagia is a known complication of cervical surgery and may be prolonged or occasionally serious. A previous study showed that dysphagia after occipitocervical fusion was caused by oropharyngeal stenosis resulting from O-C2 (upper cervical lordosis) fixation in a flexed position. However, there have been few reports analyzing the association between the C2-C7 angle (middle-lower cervical lordosis) and postoperative dysphagia. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between cervical lordosis and the development of dysphagia after anterior and posterior cervical spine surgery (AC and PC). Three hundred fifty-four patients were reviewed in this retrospective clinical study, including 172 patients who underwent the AC procedure and 182 patients who had the PC procedure between June 2007 and May 2010. The presence and duration of postoperative dysphagia were recorded via face-to-face questioning or telephone interview performed at least 1 year after the procedure. Plain cervical radiographs before and after surgery were collected. The O-C2 angle and the C2-C7 angle were measured. Changes in the O-C2 angle and the C2-C7 angle were defined as dO-C2 angle = postoperative O-C2 angle - preoperative O-C2 angle and dC2-C7 angle = postoperative C2-C7 angle - preoperative C2-C7 angle. The association between postoperative dysphagia with dO-C2 angle and dC2-C7 angle was studied. Results showed that 12.8 % of AC and 9.4 % of PC patients reported dysphagia after cervical surgery. The dC2-C7 angle has considerable impact on postoperative dysphagia. When the dC2-C7 angle is greater than 5°, the chance of developing postoperative dysphagia is significantly greater. The dO-C2 angle, age, gender, BMI, operative time, blood loss, procedure type, revision surgery, most cephalic operative level, and number of operative levels did not significantly influence the incidence of postoperative dysphagia. No relationship was found between the dC2-C7 angle and the degree of

  19. Ion-neutral reaction of the C2H2N+ cation with C2H2: An experimental and theoretical study

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    Fathi, P.; Geppert, W. D.; Kaiser, A.; Ascenzi, D.

    2016-03-01

    The ion-neutral reactions of the C2H2N+ cation with C2H2 have been investigated using a Guided Ion Beam Mass Spectrometer (GIB-MS). The following ionic products were observed: CH3+, C2H2+, C2H3+, HNC+ /HCN+ , HCNH+, C3H+ , C2N+ , C3H3+, HCCN+ and C4H2N+ . Theoretical calculations have been carried out to propose reaction pathways leading to the observed products. These processes are of relevance for the generation of long chain nitrogen-containing species and they may be of interest for the chemistry of Titan's ionosphere or circumstellar envelopes.

  20. TECRA: C2 Application of Adaptive Automation Theory

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    2010-03-01

    HTA ) that highlighted the typical tasks a commander performs during a Raven mission as well as the specific information requirements associated...The HTA and the CTA revealed an interesting pattern. The commander’s tasks could be sorted into three general task categories: monitoring the...approach to this issue was to use the goals and methods from the HTA to build a GOMS model for the commander. The methods in this model describe the

  1. On the bonding of La(+) and La(2+) to C2H2, C2H4, and C3H6

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    Rosi, Marzio; Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.

    1990-01-01

    The interaction of La(+) and La(2+) with C2H2, C2H4, and C3H6 is studied using electronic structure calculations that include correlation. The calculations show that the bonding in the dication is electrostatic in origin, and the computed binding energies are in good agreement with experiment. The La(+) forms two chemical bonds with the hydrocarbons. Since the pi bond is weaker for C2H2 than C2H4, the La(+)-C2H2 binding energy is larger than for La(+)-C2H4, LaC3H6(+) rearranges to yield a stronger bond than in LaC2H4(+) even though both hydrocarbons have a double bond.

  2. New entry point for C2 screw, in posterior C1-C2 fixation (Goel-Harm's technique) significantly reducing the possibility of vertebral artery injury.

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    Patkar, Sushil Vasant

    2016-02-01

    To reduce the chance of vertebral artery injury in posterior C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle/pars screw-rod fixation (Goel-Harms technique ). 49 patients, 30 males and 19 females, 12years - 82 years, underwent posterior C1-C2 fixation from February 2007 till June2013. A new entry point for the posterior C2 screw, 3mm below the midpoint of the C1-C2 joint which is directed medially and downwards into the C2 body , probably avoids the vertebral artery. As the screw now bypasses the pedicle/ pars , the chance of injuring the vertebral artery is probably reduced. No case of intra-operative vertebral artery injury. The new technique of C2 screw fixation allows rigid immobilization of the C1-C2 joint without significant risk of vertebral artery injury.

  3. Assessment of the HV-C2 Stack Sampling Probe Location

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    Glissmeyer, John A.; Droppo, James G.

    2007-08-24

    Tests were performed to evaluate the location of the air-sampling probe in the proposed design for the Waste Treatment Plant’s HV-C2 air exhaust stack. The evaluation criteria come from ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999, “Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances from the Stacks and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities.” Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted the tests on a 3.67:1 scale model of the stack. Limited confirmatory tests on the actual stack will need to be conducted during cold startup of the High Level Waste Treatment Facility. The tests documented here assessed the capability of the air-monitoring probe to extract a sample representative of the effluent stream in accordance with criteria in ANSI/HPS N13.1. The test parameters covered the expected range of system flowrates with both one and two operating fans. The current stack design calls for the sampling probe to be located about 10 diameters downstream of the junction of the duct from Fan A with the stack. In accordance with the statement of work and the test plan, the test measurements were made at that location and also at one point upstream and another downstream. An adjustment was made for the distance between a typical sampling probe inlet and the centerline of its mounting flange. Thus, the test measurements were made at three positions designated as Test Port 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The designed HV-C2 exhaust system includes dampers on the fan discharges. Custom-scale model dampers were fabricated to simulate the same number and configuration of damper blades shown in the design documents received from BNI. A subset of the test runs was run without the dampers to determine whether the dampers should be included in future tests on scale models.

  4. Distraction Arthrodesis of the C1-C2 Facet Joint with Preservation of the C2 Root for the Management of Intractable Occipital Neuralgia Caused by C2 Root Compression.

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    Yeom, Jin S; Riew, K Daniel; Kang, Sung Shik; Yi, Jemin; Lee, Gun Woo; Yeom, Arim; Chang, Bong-Soon; Lee, Choon-Ki; Kim, Ho-Joong

    2015-10-15

    Prospective observational cohort study. To compare the outcomes of our new technique, distraction arthrodesis of C1-C2 facet joint with C2 root preservation (Study group), to those of conventional C1-C2 fusion with C2 root transection (Control group) for the management of intractable occipital neuralgia caused by C2 root compression. We are not aware of any report concerning C2 root decompression during C1-C2 fusion. Inclusion criteria were visual analogue scale (VAS) score for occipital neuralgia 7 or more; C2 root compression at the collapsed C1-C2 neural foramen; and follow-up 12 months or more. The Study group underwent surgery with our new technique including (1) C1-C2 facet joint distraction and bone block insertion while preserving the C2 root; and (2) use of C1 posterior arch screws instead of conventional lateral mass screws during C1-C2 segmental screw fixation. The Control group underwent C2 root transection with C1-C2 segmental screw fixation and fusion. We compared the prospectively collected outcomes data. There were 15 patients in the Study group and 8 in the Control group. Although there was no significant difference in the VAS score for the occipital neuralgia between the 2 groups preoperatively (8.2 ± 0.9 vs. 7.9 ± 0.6, P = 0.39), it was significantly lower in the Study group at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively (P < 0.01, respectively). At 12 months, it was 0.4 ± 0.6 versus 2.5 ± 2.6 (P = 0.01). There was no significant difference in improvement in the VAS score for neck pain and neck disability index and Japanese Orthopedic Association recovery rate, which are minimally influenced by occipital neuralgia. Our novel technique of distraction arthrodesis with C2 root preservation can be an effective option for the management of intractable occipital neuralgia caused by C2 root compression.

  5. Enlargement and Contracture of C2-Ceramide Channels

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    Siskind, Leah J.; Davoody, Amirparviz; Lewin, Naomi; Marshall, Stephanie; Colombini, Marco

    2003-01-01

    Ceramides are known to play a major regulatory role in apoptosis by inducing cytochrome c release from mitochondria. We have previously reported that ceramide, but not dihydroceramide, forms large and stable channels in phospholipid membranes and outer membranes of isolated mitochondria. C2-ceramide channel formation is characterized by conductance increments ranging from <1 to >200 nS. These conductance increments often represent the enlargement and contracture of channels rather than the opening and closure of independent channels. Enlargement is supported by the observation that many small conductance increments can lead to a large decrement. Also the initial conductances favor cations, but this selectivity drops dramatically with increasing total conductance. La+3 causes rapid ceramide channel disassembly in a manner indicative of large conducting structures. These channels have a propensity to contract by a defined size (often multiples of 4 nS) indicating the formation of cylindrical channels with preferred diameters rather than a continuum of sizes. The results are consistent with ceramides forming barrel-stave channels whose size can change by loss or insertion of multiple ceramide columns. PMID:12944273

  6. Fusion proton diagnostic for the C-2 field reversed configurationa)

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    Magee, R. M.; Clary, R.; Korepanov, S.; Smirnov, A.; Garate, E.; Knapp, K.; Tkachev, A.

    2014-11-01

    Measurements of the flux of fusion products from high temperature plasmas provide valuable insights into the ion energy distribution, as the fusion reaction rate is a very sensitive function of ion energy. In C-2, where field reversed configuration plasmas are formed by the collision of two compact toroids and partially sustained by high power neutral beam injection [M. Binderbauer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 045003 (2010); M. Tuszewski et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 255008 (2012)], measurements of DD fusion neutron flux are used to diagnose ion temperature and study fast ion confinement and dynamics. In this paper, we will describe the development of a new 3 MeV proton detector that will complement existing neutron detectors. The detector is a large area (50 cm2), partially depleted, ion implanted silicon diode operated in a pulse counting regime. While the scintillator-based neutron detectors allow for high time resolution measurements (˜100 kHz), they have no spatial or energy resolution. The proton detector will provide 10 cm spatial resolution, allowing us to determine if the axial distribution of fast ions is consistent with classical fast ion theory or whether anomalous scattering mechanisms are active. We will describe in detail the diagnostic design and present initial data from a neutral beam test chamber.

  7. Fusion proton diagnostic for the C-2 field reversed configuration.

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    Magee, R M; Clary, R; Korepanov, S; Smirnov, A; Garate, E; Knapp, K; Tkachev, A

    2014-11-01

    Measurements of the flux of fusion products from high temperature plasmas provide valuable insights into the ion energy distribution, as the fusion reaction rate is a very sensitive function of ion energy. In C-2, where field reversed configuration plasmas are formed by the collision of two compact toroids and partially sustained by high power neutral beam injection [M. Binderbauer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 045003 (2010); M. Tuszewski et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 255008 (2012)], measurements of DD fusion neutron flux are used to diagnose ion temperature and study fast ion confinement and dynamics. In this paper, we will describe the development of a new 3 MeV proton detector that will complement existing neutron detectors. The detector is a large area (50 cm(2)), partially depleted, ion implanted silicon diode operated in a pulse counting regime. While the scintillator-based neutron detectors allow for high time resolution measurements (∼100 kHz), they have no spatial or energy resolution. The proton detector will provide 10 cm spatial resolution, allowing us to determine if the axial distribution of fast ions is consistent with classical fast ion theory or whether anomalous scattering mechanisms are active. We will describe in detail the diagnostic design and present initial data from a neutral beam test chamber.

  8. Water treatment cartridge filter pilot test at Pond C-2

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    Moritz, E.J.; Hoffman, C.R.

    1994-12-31

    This study determined the performance of a pilot scale cartridge filter tank utilized to treat raw water at Rocky Flats Plant terminal Pond C-2. No chemical treatment was used during this study. The filter tank was fitted with eight polypropylene 3M{reg_sign} Model 723 cartridges vendor rated at 99% removal efficiency for particles of 2 microns and larger. The duration of the test was 30 minutes at a flowrate of 200 gallons per minutes. Performance was determined by measuring total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), nephelometric turbidity units (NTU), gross alpha activity, gross beta activity, plutonium ({sup 239}Pu) levels, total particle counts (TPC), and differential particle counts (DPC) before and after treatment at specific time intervals throughout the test. Performance testing shows this treatment method produced a high quality effluent. Compared to raw water levels, TSS, NTU, gross alpha, and Pu{sup 239} were significantly reduced in the treated water samples. TPC and DPC data showed an average filtration efficiency of 97% for particles in the 1--50 micron range. This treatment method had no statistically significant affect on TDS and gross beta activity levels.

  9. Clostridial Binary Toxins: Iota and C2 Family Portraits

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    Stiles, Bradley G.; Wigelsworth, Darran J.; Popoff, Michel R.; Barth, Holger

    2011-01-01

    There are many pathogenic Clostridium species with diverse virulence factors that include protein toxins. Some of these bacteria, such as C. botulinum, C. difficile, C. perfringens, and C. spiroforme, cause enteric problems in animals as well as humans. These often fatal diseases can partly be attributed to binary protein toxins that follow a classic AB paradigm. Within a targeted cell, all clostridial binary toxins destroy filamentous actin via mono-ADP-ribosylation of globular actin by the A component. However, much less is known about B component binding to cell-surface receptors. These toxins share sequence homology amongst themselves and with those produced by another Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium also commonly associated with soil and disease: Bacillus anthracis. This review focuses upon the iota and C2 families of clostridial binary toxins and includes: (1) basics of the bacterial source; (2) toxin biochemistry; (3) sophisticated cellular uptake machinery; and (4) host–cell responses following toxin-mediated disruption of the cytoskeleton. In summary, these protein toxins aid diverse enteric species within the genus Clostridium. PMID:22919577

  10. Production of mono- and polyclonal antibodies to Citrus leprosis virus C2 and their application in triple antibody sandwich ELISA and immunocapture RT-PCR diagnostic assays.

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    Choudhary, Nandlal; Roy, Avijit; Leon, M G; Wei, G; Nakhla, M K; Levy, L; Brlansky, R H

    2017-05-01

    The newly discovered Citrus leprosis virus cytoplasmic type 2 (CiLV-C2) is one of the causal virus of citrus leprosis disease complex; which leads to substantial loss of citrus production in the states of Meta and Casanare of Colombia. Specific and sensitive detection methods are needed to monitor the dissemination of CiLV-C2 in Colombia, and to prevent introduction of CiLV-C2 to other citrus growing countries. Toward this end, putative coat protein gene (CPG) of CiLV-C2 was amplified from CiLV-C2 infected citrus tissues. The CPG was cloned, expressed and purified a recombinant coat protein of ∼31kDa which used to generate monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal antisera. Four monoclonal antibodies and two polyclonal antisera were selected as being specific following Western blotting. The monoclonal antibody MAb E5 and polyclonal antiserum PAb UF715 were selected testing with an extract of CiLV-C2 infected leaves using triple antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (TAS-ELISA). In addition, an immunocapture RT-PCR was standardized using MAb E5 for specific and sensitive detection of CiLV-C2. The standardized TAS-ELISA and IC-RT-PCR were able to detect CiLV-C2 in the extracts of symptomatic citrus leprosis tissues up to the dilutions of 1:160 and 1:2580, respectively. Result demonstrated that CiLV-C2 is present in citrus orchards in Meta and Casanare citrus growing areas of Colombia. TAS-ELISA could be used for routine detection of CiLV-C2, epidemiological studies, and for border inspections for quarantine purposes. IC-RT-PCR could be valuable for CiLV-C2 validation and viral genome analysis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Characterization of the lipid binding properties of Otoferlin reveals specific interactions between PI(4,5)P2 and the C2C and C2F domains.

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    Padmanarayana, Murugesh; Hams, Nicole; Speight, Lee C; Petersson, E James; Mehl, Ryan A; Johnson, Colin P

    2014-08-05

    Otoferlin is a transmembrane protein consisting of six C2 domains, proposed to act as a calcium sensor for exocytosis. Although otoferlin is believed to bind calcium and lipids, the lipid specificity and identity of the calcium binding domains are controversial. Further, it is currently unclear whether the calcium binding affinity of otoferlin quantitatively matches the maximal intracellular presynaptic calcium concentrations of ∼30-50 μM known to elicit exocytosis. To characterize the calcium and lipid binding properties of otoferlin, we used isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), liposome sedimentation assays, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Analysis of ITC data indicates that with the exception of the C2A domain, the C2 domains of otoferlin bind multiple calcium ions with moderate (Kd = 25-95 μM) and low affinities (Kd = 400-700 μM) in solution. However, in the presence of liposomes, the calcium sensitivity of the domains increased by up to 10-fold. It was also determined that calcium enhanced liposome binding for domains C2B-C2E, whereas the C2F domain bound liposomes in a calcium-independent manner. Mutations that abrogate calcium binding in C2F do not disrupt liposome binding, supporting the conclusion that the interaction of the C2F domain with phosphatidylserine is calcium-independent. Further, domains C2C and C2F, not domains C2A, C2B, C2D, and C2E, bound phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho(1'-myoinositol-4',5'-bisphosphate) [PI(4,5)P2], which preferentially steered them toward liposomes harboring PI(4,5)P2. Remarkably, lysine mutations L478A and L480A in C2C selectively weaken the PI(4,5)P2 interaction while leaving phosphatidylserine binding unaffected. Finally, shifts in the emission spectra of an environmentally sensitive fluorescent unnatural amino acid indicate that the calcium binding loops of the C2F domain directly interact with the lipid bilayer of negatively charged liposomes in a calcium

  12. Characterization of the Lipid Binding Properties of Otoferlin Reveals Specific Interactions between PI(4,5)P2 and the C2C and C2F Domains

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    2015-01-01

    Otoferlin is a transmembrane protein consisting of six C2 domains, proposed to act as a calcium sensor for exocytosis. Although otoferlin is believed to bind calcium and lipids, the lipid specificity and identity of the calcium binding domains are controversial. Further, it is currently unclear whether the calcium binding affinity of otoferlin quantitatively matches the maximal intracellular presynaptic calcium concentrations of ∼30–50 μM known to elicit exocytosis. To characterize the calcium and lipid binding properties of otoferlin, we used isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), liposome sedimentation assays, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Analysis of ITC data indicates that with the exception of the C2A domain, the C2 domains of otoferlin bind multiple calcium ions with moderate (Kd = 25–95 μM) and low affinities (Kd = 400–700 μM) in solution. However, in the presence of liposomes, the calcium sensitivity of the domains increased by up to 10-fold. It was also determined that calcium enhanced liposome binding for domains C2B–C2E, whereas the C2F domain bound liposomes in a calcium-independent manner. Mutations that abrogate calcium binding in C2F do not disrupt liposome binding, supporting the conclusion that the interaction of the C2F domain with phosphatidylserine is calcium-independent. Further, domains C2C and C2F, not domains C2A, C2B, C2D, and C2E, bound phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho(1′-myoinositol-4′,5′-bisphosphate) [PI(4,5)P2], which preferentially steered them toward liposomes harboring PI(4,5)P2. Remarkably, lysine mutations L478A and L480A in C2C selectively weaken the PI(4,5)P2 interaction while leaving phosphatidylserine binding unaffected. Finally, shifts in the emission spectra of an environmentally sensitive fluorescent unnatural amino acid indicate that the calcium binding loops of the C2F domain directly interact with the lipid bilayer of negatively charged liposomes in a calcium

  13. Product channels of the reactions of Rb(62P) with H2, CH4 and C2H6

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    Azyazov, Valeriy N.; Torbin, Aleksei P.; Mebel, Alexander M.; Bresler, Sean M.; Heaven, Michael C.

    2017-07-01

    Branching fractions for product channels of the reactions of Rb(62P) with H2, CH4 and C2H6 involving energy transfer and chemical transformation have been measured using time-resolved pulsed laser techniques. Removal of Rb(62P) atoms was monitored using laser induced fluorescence (LIF) measurements. The RbH product was detected using LIF of the A-X transition in the 500-530 nm spectral range. Pump-probe measurements indicated a collisional loss of rubidium atoms due to the reactions of Rb(62P) with H2 and C2H6 with branching fractions γH2ch=0.21±0.03 and γC2H6 ch =0.10±0.03, respectively. The measurements for Rb(62P) + CH4 did not provide conclusive evidence for a reactive loss channel. We detected RbH (v=0, 1 and 2) produced from Rb(62P) in the presence of H2. Surprisingly, the RbH product was not detected with CH4 or C2H6, despite the fact that high-level ab initio calculations show the existence of favorable pathways for RbH formation. The branching fractions for the energy transfer product channels were found to be γH2rel=0.79±0.05, γC2H6 rel =0.92±0.05 and γCH4 rel =0.98±0.05 for H2, CH4 and C2H6, respectively. The undetectable loss of Rb via the reaction with methane suggests that CH4 may be the more stable diluting agent for use in the diode pumped Rb vapor laser system.

  14. Command Center Training Tool (C2T2)

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    Jones, Phillip; Drucker, Nich; Mathews, Reejo; Stanton, Laura; Merkle, Ed

    2012-01-01

    This abstract presents the training approach taken to create a management-centered, experiential learning solution for the Virginia Port Authority's Port Command Center. The resultant tool, called the Command Center Training Tool (C2T2), follows a holistic approach integrated across the training management cycle and within a single environment. The approach allows a single training manager to progress from training design through execution and AAR. The approach starts with modeling the training organization, identifying the organizational elements and their individual and collective performance requirements, including organizational-specific performance scoring ontologies. Next, the developer specifies conditions, the problems, and constructs that compose exercises and drive experiential learning. These conditions are defined by incidents, which denote a single, multi-media datum, and scenarios, which are stories told by incidents. To these layered, modular components, previously developed meta-data is attached, including associated performance requirements. The components are then stored in a searchable library An event developer can create a training event by searching the library based on metadata and then selecting and loading the resultant modular pieces. This loading process brings into the training event all the previously associated task and teamwork material as well as AAR preparation materials. The approach includes tools within an integrated management environment that places these materials at the fingertips of the event facilitator such that, in real time, the facilitator can track training audience performance and resultantly modify the training event. The approach also supports the concentrated knowledge management requirements for rapid preparation of an extensive AAR. This approach supports the integrated training cycle and allows a management-based perspective and advanced tools, through which a complex, thorough training event can be developed.

  15. C2-Related Incidents Reported by UAS Pilots

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    Hobbs, Alan; Cardoza, Colleen; Null, Cynthia

    2016-01-01

    It has been estimated that aviation accidents are typically preceded by numerous minor incidents arising from the same causal factors that ultimately produced the accident. Accident databases provide in-depth information on a relatively small number of occurrences, however incident databases have the potential to provide insights into the human factors of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations based on a larger volume of less-detailed reports. Currently, there is a lack of incident data dealing with the human factors of unmanned aircraft systems. An exploratory study is being conducted to examine the feasibility of collecting voluntary critical incident reports from RPAS pilots. Twenty-three experienced RPAS pilots volunteered to participate in focus groups in which they described critical incidents from their own experience. Participants were asked to recall (1) incidents that revealed a system flaw, or (2) highlighted a case where the human operator contributed to system resilience or mission success. Participants were asked to only report incidents that could be included in a public document. During each focus group session, a note taker produced a de-identified written record of the incident narratives. At the end of the session, participants reviewed each written incident report, and made edits and corrections as necessary. The incidents were later analyzed to identify contributing factors, with a focus on design issues that either hindered or assisted the pilot during the events. A total of 90 incidents were reported. This presentation focuses on incidents that involved the management of the command and control (C2) link. The identified issues include loss of link, interference from undesired transmissions, voice latency, accidental control transfer, and the use of the lost link timer, or lost link OK features.

  16. Bioenergetic Profile Experiment using C2C12 Myoblast Cells

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    Nicholls, David G.; Darley-Usmar, Victor M.; Wu, Min; Jensen, Per Bo; Rogers, George W.; Ferrick, David A.

    2010-01-01

    The ability to measure cellular metabolism and understand mitochondrial dysfunction, has enabled scientists worldwide to advance their research in understanding the role of mitochondrial function in obesity, diabetes, aging, cancer, cardiovascular function and safety toxicity. Cellular metabolism is the process of substrate uptake, such as oxygen, glucose, fatty acids, and glutamine, and subsequent energy conversion through a series of enzymatically controlled oxidation and reduction reactions. These intracellular biochemical reactions result in the production of ATP, the release of heat and chemical byproducts, such as lactate and CO2 into the extracellular environment. Valuable insight into the physiological state of cells, and the alteration of the state of those cells, can be gained through measuring the rate of oxygen consumed by the cells, an indicator of mitochondrial respiration - the Oxygen Consumption Rate - or OCR. Cells also generate ATP through glycolysis, i.e.: the conversion of glucose to lactate, independent of oxygen. In cultured wells, lactate is the primary source of protons. Measuring the lactic acid produced indirectly via protons released into the extracellular medium surrounding the cells, which causes acidification of the medium provides the Extra-Cellular Acidification Rate - or ECAR. In this experiment, C2C12 myoblast cells are seeded at a given density in Seahorse cell culture plates. The basal oxygen consumption (OCR) and extracellular acidification (ECAR) rates are measured to establish baseline rates. The cells are then metabolically perturbed by three additions of different compounds (in succession) that shift the bioenergetic profile of the cell. This assay is derived from a classic experiment to assess mitochondria and serves as a framework with which to build more complex experiments aimed at understanding both physiologic and pathophysiologic function of mitochondria and to predict the ability of cells to respond to stress and

  17. Bioenergetic profile experiment using C2C12 myoblast cells.

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    Nicholls, David G; Darley-Usmar, Victor M; Wu, Min; Jensen, Per Bo; Rogers, George W; Ferrick, David A

    2010-12-06

    The ability to measure cellular metabolism and understand mitochondrial dysfunction, has enabled scientists worldwide to advance their research in understanding the role of mitochondrial function in obesity, diabetes, aging, cancer, cardiovascular function and safety toxicity. Cellular metabolism is the process of substrate uptake, such as oxygen, glucose, fatty acids, and glutamine, and subsequent energy conversion through a series of enzymatically controlled oxidation and reduction reactions. These intracellular biochemical reactions result in the production of ATP, the release of heat and chemical byproducts, such as lactate and CO(2) into the extracellular environment. Valuable insight into the physiological state of cells, and the alteration of the state of those cells, can be gained through measuring the rate of oxygen consumed by the cells, an indicator of mitochondrial respiration--the Oxygen Consumption Rate--or OCR. Cells also generate ATP through glycolysis, i.e.: the conversion of glucose to lactate, independent of oxygen. In cultured wells, lactate is the primary source of protons. Measuring the lactic acid produced indirectly via protons released into the extracellular medium surrounding the cells, which causes acidification of the medium provides the Extra-Cellular Acidification Rate--or ECAR. In this experiment, C2C12 myoblast cells are seeded at a given density in Seahorse cell culture plates. The basal oxygen consumption (OCR) and extracellular acidification (ECAR) rates are measured to establish baseline rates. The cells are then metabolically perturbed by three additions of different compounds (in succession) that shift the bioenergetic profile of the cell. This assay is derived from a classic experiment to assess mitochondria and serves as a framework with which to build more complex experiments aimed at understanding both physiologic and pathophysiologic function of mitochondria and to predict the ability of cells to respond to stress and

  18. Implications for Extraterrestrial Hydrocarbon Chemistry: Analysis of Ethylene (C2H4) and D4-Ethylene (C2D4) Ices Exposed to Ionizing Radiation via Combined Infrared Spectroscopy and Reflectron Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry

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    Abplanalp, Matthew J.; Kaiser, Ralf I.

    2017-02-01

    The processing of the hydrocarbon ice, ethylene (C2H4/C2D4), via energetic electrons, thus simulating the processes in the track of galactic cosmic-ray particles, was carried out in an ultrahigh vacuum apparatus. The chemical evolution of the ices was monitored online and in situ utilizing Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and during temperature programmed desorption, via a quadrupole mass spectrometer utilizing electron impact ionization (EI-QMS) and a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer utilizing a photoionization source (PI-ReTOF-MS). Several previous in situ studies of ethylene ice irradiation using FTIR were substantiated with the detection of six products: [CH4 (CD4)], acetylene [C2H2 (C2D2)], the ethyl radical [C2H5 (C2D5)], ethane [C2H6 (C2D6)], 1-butene [C4H8 (C4D8)], and n-butane [C4H10 (C4D10)]. Contrary to previous gas phase studies, the PI-ReTOF-MS detected several groups of hydrocarbon with varying degrees of saturation: C n H2n+2 (n = 4–10), C n H2n (n = 2–12, 14, 16), C n H2n‑2 (n = 3–12, 14, 16), C n H2n‑4 (n = 4–12, 14, 16), C n H2n‑6 (n = 4–10, 12), C n H2n‑8 (n = 6–10), and C n H2n‑10 (n = 6–10). Multiple laboratory studies have shown the facile production of ethylene from methane, which is a known ice constituent in the interstellar medium. Various astrophysically interesting molecules can be associated with the groups detected here, such as allene/methylacetylene (C3H4) or 1, 3-butadiene (C4H6) and its isomers, which have been shown to lead to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Finally, several hydrocarbon groups detected here are unique to ethylene ice versus ethane ice and may provide understanding of how complex hydrocarbons form in astrophysical environments.

  19. Threshold behavior in electron-transfer collisions between rubidium atoms and C2F5Cl or C2F5I molecules.

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    Jia, Beike; Harris, Sean; Lewis, Larry L; Zhan, Jiping; Brooks, Philip R

    2005-10-20

    Rubidium atoms are accelerated in a high-temperature expansion of hydrogen to produce beams with energies high enough to observe collisional ionization with a cross beam. The speed of the atoms is directly measured by time-of-flight techniques, and the positive and negative ions produced are detected in separate mass spectrometers and detected in coincidence. Chloroperfluoroethane produces C(2)F(5)(-) and Cl(-) ions, whereas iodoperfluoroethane produces I(-), C(2)F(5)(-), and C(2)F(5)I(-) ions. When the measured speed distributions are used, the signal versus energy may be deconvolved to yield thresholds and electron affinities (EAs). The EA for C(2)F(5)I is measured to be 0.96 +/- 0.1 eV. Anomalously high EA values result for C(2)F(5) apparently because C(2)F(5)(-) is produced by parts per million concentrations of Rb(2).

  20. N-terminal polar amino acids of the C2 insert of nonmuscle myosin II-C2 regulate its functional properties.

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    Saha, Shekhar; Halder, Debdatta; Goswami, Swagata; Jana, Siddhartha S

    2016-12-01

    In this study, we investigated the regions in the alternatively spliced C2 insert of nonmuscle myosin (NM) II-C conferring unique functional properties to the protein. We used constructs carrying deletions within different regions of C2 in neuronal cells; namely, the polar N terminus, the proline/serine-rich middle, and the nonpolar C terminus. We compared the wild-type NM II-C2 and deletion mutants with respect to ATPase activity, coassembly with NM II-B, regulation by myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK), and solubility, to determine the C2 region(s) involved in these processes. In addition, we examined the ability of the mutants to rescue the neurite-shortening phenotype upon NM II-C2 knockdown in Neuro-2a cells. Our data highlight the importance of the polar N terminus in NM II-C2 function. © 2016 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

  1. Significant Enhancement of C2 H2 /C2 H4 Separation by a Photochromic Diarylethene Unit: A Temperature- and Light-Responsive Separation Switch.

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    Fan, Cong Bin; Le Gong, Le; Huang, Ling; Luo, Feng; Krishna, Rajamani; Yi, Xian Feng; Zheng, An Min; Zhang, Le; Pu, Shou Zhi; Feng, Xue Feng; Luo, Ming Biao; Guo, Guo Cong

    2017-06-26

    A dual temperature- and light-responsive C2 H2 /C2 H4 separation switch in a diarylethene metal-organic framework (MOF) is presented. At 195 K and 100 kPa this MOF shows ultrahigh C2 H2 /C2 H4 selectivity of 47.1, which is almost 21.4 times larger than the corresponding value of 2.2 at 293 K and 100 kPa, or 15.7 times larger than the value of 3.0 for the material under UV at 195 K and 100 kPa. The origin of this unique control in C2 H2 /C2 H4 selectivity, as unveiled by density functional calculations, is due to a guest discriminatory gate-opening effect from the diarylethene unit. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. Fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells using chlorophylls c1 and c2 and their oxidized forms c1' and c2' from Undaria pinnatifida (Wakame)

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    Wang, Xiao-Feng; Zhan, Cong-Hong; Maoka, Takashi; Wada, Yuji; Koyama, Yasushi

    2007-10-01

    Two different types of chlorophyll c ( c1 and c2) and their oxidized forms ( c1' and c2') were isolated from a brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida, and their structures were determined by mass spectrometry and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The order of conversion efficiencies in titania-based solar cells using these chlorophyll sensitizers, i.e., c2(4.6%)>c1(3.4%)>c2'(2.6%)≧c1'(2.5%), were explained in terms of a more extended conjugated system and the resultant higher electron densities in Chl c2 than Chl c1 as well as the different configurations and electron densities of the vinyl carboxyl group in Chls c2' and c1'.

  3. Creatine supplementation prevents the inhibition of myogenic differentiation in oxidatively injured C2C12 murine myoblasts.

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    Sestili, Piero; Barbieri, Elena; Martinelli, Chiara; Battistelli, Michela; Guescini, Michele; Vallorani, Luciana; Casadei, Lucia; D'Emilio, Alessandra; Falcieri, Elisabetta; Piccoli, Giovanni; Agostini, Deborah; Annibalini, Giosuè; Paolillo, Marco; Gioacchini, Anna Maria; Stocchi, Vilberto

    2009-09-01

    Creatine (Cr), one of the most popular nutritional supplements among athletes, has been recently shown to prevent the cytotoxicity caused by different oxidative stressors in various mammalian cell lines, including C2C12 myoblasts, via a direct antioxidant activity. Here, the effect of Cr on the differentiating capacity of C2C12 cells exposed to H(2)O(2) has been investigated. Differentiation into myotubes was monitored using morphological, ultrastructural, and molecular techniques. Treatment with H(2)O(2) (1 h) not only caused a significant (30%) loss of cell viability, but also abrogated the myogenic ability of surviving C2C12. Cr-supplementation (24 h prior to H(2)O(2) treatment) was found to prevent these effects. Interestingly, H(2)O(2)-challenged cells preconditioned with the established antioxidants trolox or N-acetyl-cysteine, although cytoprotected, did not display the same differentiating ability characterizing oxidatively-injured, Cr-supplemented cells. Besides acting as an antioxidant, Cr increased the level of muscle regulatory factors and IGF1 (an effect partly refractory to oxidative stress), the cellular availability of phosphocreatine and seemed to exert some mitochondrially-targeted protective activity. It is concluded that Cr preserves the myogenic ability of oxidatively injured C2C12 via a pleiotropic mechanism involving not only its antioxidant capacity, but also the contribution to cell energy charge and effects at the transcriptional level which common bona fide antioxidants lack.

  4. The role of synaptotagmin I C2A calcium-binding domain in synaptic vesicle clustering during synapse formation

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    Gardzinski, Peter; Lee, David W K; Fei, Guang-He; Hui, Kwokyin; Huang, Guan J; Sun, Hong-Shuo; Feng, Zhong-Ping

    2007-01-01

    Synaptic vesicles aggregate at the presynaptic terminal during synapse formation via mechanisms that are poorly understood. Here we have investigated the role of the putative calcium sensor synaptotagmin I in vesicle aggregation during the formation of soma–soma synapses between identified partner cells using a simple in vitro synapse model in the mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis. Immunocytochemistry, optical imaging and electrophysiological recording techniques were used to monitor synapse formation and vesicle localization. Within 6 h, contact between appropriate synaptic partner cells up-regulated global synaptotagmin I expression, and induced a localized aggregation of synaptotagmin I at the contact site. Cell contacts between non-synaptic partner cells did not affect synaptotagmin I expression. Application of an human immunodeficiency virus type-1 transactivator (HIV-1 TAT)-tagged peptide corresponding to loop 3 of the synaptotagmin I C2A domain prevented synaptic vesicle aggregation and synapse formation. By contrast, a TAT-tagged peptide containing the calcium-binding motif of the C2B domain did not affect synaptic vesicle aggregation or synapse formation. Calcium imaging with Fura-2 demonstrated that TAT–C2 peptides did not alter either basal or evoked intracellular calcium levels. These results demonstrate that contact with an appropriate target cell is necessary to initiate synaptic vesicle aggregation during nascent synapse formation and that the initial aggregation of synaptic vesicles is dependent on loop 3 of the C2A domain of synaptotagmin I. PMID:17317745

  5. Lifetime measurements on electronically excited C 2(A 1Π u) and C 2(d 3Π g) by laser-induced fluorescence

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    Bauer, W.; Becker, K. H.; Bielefeld, M.; Meuser, R.

    1986-01-01

    The radiative lifetimes of C 2(A 1Π u, ν'= 0 and 3) were determined by laser-induced fluorescence to be τ 0(0) = 18.5 ± 3 and τ 0(3) = 11.4 ± 2 μs. In addition, the lifetimes of C 2C 2(A 1Π u,ν' = 0 and 1) were measured as τ 0 = 106 ± 15 ns and 105 ± 15 ns, respectively. The error is 3σ.

  6. Cellular Uptake of Clostridium botulinum C2 Toxin Requires Acid Sphingomyelinase Activity.

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    Nagahama, Masahiro; Takehara, Masaya; Takagishi, Teruhisa; Seike, Soshi; Miyamoto, Kazuaki; Kobayashi, Keiko

    2017-04-01

    Clostridium botulinum C2 toxin consists of an enzyme component (C2I) and a binding component (C2II). Activated C2II (C2IIa) binds to a cell receptor, giving rise to lipid raft-dependent oligomerization, and it then assembles with C2I. The whole toxin complex is then endocytosed into the cytosol, resulting in the destruction of the actin cytoskeleton and cell rounding. Here, we showed that C2 toxin requires acid sphingomyelinase (ASMase) activity during internalization. In this study, inhibitors of ASMase and lysosomal exocytosis blocked C2 toxin-induced cell rounding. C2IIa induced Ca(2+) influx from the extracellular medium to cells. C2 toxin-induced cell rounding was enhanced in the presence of Ca(2+) ASMase was released extracellularly when cells were incubated with C2IIa in the presence of Ca(2+) Small interfering RNA (siRNA) knockdown of ASMase reduced C2 toxin-induced cell rounding. ASMase hydrolyzes sphingomyelin to ceramide on the outer leaflet of the membrane at acidic pH. Ceramide was detected in cytoplasmic vesicles containing C2IIa. These results indicated that ASMase activity is necessary for the efficient internalization of C2 toxin into cells. Inhibitors of ASMase may confer protection against infection. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Microbiology.

  7. Visible and near-IR spectroscopy of endohedral Gd@C82( C 2 v ) and Ho@C82( C 2 v ) metallofullerenes and their monoanions

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    Kareev, I. E.; Nekrasov, V. M.; Dutlov, A. E.; Martynenko, V. M.; Bubnov, V. P.; Laukhina, E.; Veciana, J.; Rovira, C.

    2017-03-01

    Solutions of endohedral Gd@C82( C 2 v ) and Ho@C82( C 2 v ) metallofullerenes are studied by means of visible and near-IR spectroscopy upon their conversion from neutral to the anionic form via a redox reaction with the electron donor potassium perchlorotriphenylmethide K(18-crown-6)[C(C6Cl5)3]. The concentrations of the studied solutions of endohedral Gd@C82( C 2 v ) and Ho@C82( C 2 v ) metallofullerenes in o-dichlorobenzene were determined from the spectroscopic data, and their molar extinction coefficients are calculated.

  8. Preparation of various C-2 branched carbohydrates using intramolecular radical reactions.

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    Choe, S W; Jung, M E

    2000-12-01

    A new and efficient method for the facile synthesis of C-2 branched carbohydrates has been developed using an intramolecular radical cyclization fragmentation reaction. The desired C-2 branched glucopyranosides were isolated in 40-84% yield. Additionally, an unexpected furanoside was obtained from a tributyltin iodide-promoted rearrangement of the radical intermediate. The C-2 formyl glycal was also isolated in good yield using tris(trimethylsilyl)silane (TTMSS) as the reducing agent. This method was extended to synthesize a beta C-2 branched glucopyranoside, a C-2 branched galactoside and a C-2 cyano glucopyranoside.

  9. [Expression and Clinical Significance of MAGE-C2 in Lung Adenocarcinoma].

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    Guo, Kang; Lu, Mengshi; Xu, Ping; Li, Hongmei

    2016-02-01

    The aim of this study is to detect the expression of melanoma antigen-C2 (MAGE-C2) in lung adenocarcinoma tissues and adjacent non-cancerousous tissues and analyze its clinical significance. The expression level of MAGE-C2 mRNA and MAGE-C2 protein were measured in 87 cases of lung adenocarcinoma tissues and adjacent non-cancerous tissues were detected by Real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR and Western blot. Over-expression of the MAGE-C2 mRNA and MAGE-C2 protein were observed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues (53/87, 60.9%), but nor in adjacent non-cancerous tissues. The expressions of MAGE-C2 mRNA and MAGE-C2 protein were closely associated with clinical stage, metastasis and differentiation (P<0.05). The expression rate of MAGE-C2 mRNA had no relationship with gender, age, smoking (P>0.05). The expression of MAGE-C2 had an adverse effect on overall survival rate (P<0.05). Over-expression of the MAGE-C2 mRNA and protein is existed in lung adenocarcinoma. The high expression of MAGE-C2 may be closely related to the occurrence and development in lung adenocarcinoma. MAGE-C2 may predict a poor prognosis and could be as a novel lung adenocarcinoma molecule marker.
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  10. Direct Detection of C_2H_2 in Air and Human Breath by Cw-Crds

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    Schmidt, Florian M.; Vaittinen, Olavi; Metsälä, Markus; Halonen, Lauri

    2010-06-01

    Continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (cw-CRDS) is an established cavity-enhanced absorption technique that can provide the necessary sensitivity, selectivity and fast acquisition time for many applications involving the detection of trace species. We present a simple but highly sensitive cw-CRDS spectrometer based on an external cavity diode laser operating in the near-infrared region. This instrument allows us to directly detect acetylene (C_2H_2) mixing ratios in air with a detection limit of 120 parts per trillion by volume (pptv) measuring on a C_2H_2 absorption line at 6565.620 cm-1. Acetylene is a combustion product that is routinely used in environmental monitoring as a marker for anthropogenic emissions. In a recent work, the spectrometer was employed to measure the level of acetylene in indoor and outdoor air in Helsinki. Continuous flow measurements with high time resolution (one minute) revealed strong fluctuations in the acetylene mixing ratio in outdoor air during daytime. Due to its non-invasive nature and fast response time, the analysis of exhaled breath for medical diagnostics is an excellent and straightforward alternative to methods using urine or blood samples. In an ongoing study, the cw-CRDS instrument is used to establish the baseline level of acetylene in the breath of the healthy population. An elevated amount of acetylene in breath could indicate exposure to combustion exhausts or other volatile organic compound (VOC) rich sources. The latest results of this investigation will be presented. F. M. Schmidt, O. Vaittinen, M. Metsälä, P. Kraus and L. Halonen, submitted for publication in Appl. Phys. B.

  11. Biodegradation and adsorption of C1- and C2-phenanthrenes and C1- and C2-dibenzothiophenes in the presence of clay minerals: effect on forensic diagnostic ratios.

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    Ugochukwu, Uzochukwu C; Head, Ian M; Manning, David A C

    2014-07-01

    The impact of modified montmorillonites on adsorption and biodegradation of crude oil C1-phenanthrenes, C1-dibenzothiophenes, C2-phenanthrenes and C2-dibenzothiophenes was investigated in aqueous clay/oil microcosm experiments with a hydrocarbon degrading microorganism community. Consequently, the effect on C1-dibenzothiophenes/C1-phenanthrenes, C2-dibenzothiophenes/C2-phenanthrenes, 2+3-methyldibenzothiophene/4-methyldibenzothiophene and 1-methyldibenzothiophene/4-methyldibenzothiophene ratios commonly used as diagnostic ratios for oil forensic studies was evaluated. The clay mineral samples were treated to produce acid activated montmorillonite, organomontmorillonite and homoionic montmorillonite which were used in this study. The different clay minerals (modified and unmodified) showed varied degrees of biodegradation and adsorption of the C1-phenanthrenes, C1-dibenzothiophenes, C2-phenanthrenes and C2-dibenzothiophenes. The study indicated that as opposed to biodegradation, adsorption has no effect on the diagnostic ratios. Among the diagnostic ratios reviewed, only C2-dibenzothiophenes/C2-phenanthrenes ratio was neither affected by adsorption nor biodegradation making this ratio very useful in forensic studies of oil spills and oil-oil correlation.

  12. Chronic C1-C2 Rotatory Subluxation Reduced by C1 Lateral Mass Screws and C2 Translaminar Screws: A Case Report.

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    Lavelle, William F; Palomino, Kathryn; Badve, Siddharth A; Albanese, Stephen A

    C1-C2 rotatory subluxation can result from a variety or etiologies. Pediatric patients are particularly susceptible to C1-C2 rotatory subluxation. If left untreated the condition is termed an atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) and chronic neck pain and deformity can result. Patients failing conservative treatment or those with recurrent or chronic rotatory subluxation may require halo treatment or surgical intervention. This illustrative case report is about a patient with chronic C1-C2 AARF who was treated with C1 lateral mass screws and C2 translaminar screws, a treatment that has not been addressed by this technique in a pediatric population. This is a retrospective case review. After an unsuccessful attempt at reduction, an 11-year-old girl underwent surgery to treat her C1-C2 AARF. Through an all posterior approach, screws were placed bilaterally into the C1 lateral masses followed by the placement of C2 translaminar screws bilaterally. A small amount of distraction was applied through the screw construct to open up the C1-C2 articulation and the AARF was open reduced and fused. A detailed postoperative computed tomographic scan focused on the occiput C1-C2 joint confirmed the anatomical reduction of the joint complex. The patient had cosmetically pleasing relief of her torticollis and was doing well at 60 months after surgery. Level IV.

  13. A new, simplified method for oxidation of human complement component C2.

    PubMed

    Brickman, C M; Atherton, J P; Kantor, N L

    1990-09-14

    Oxy C2 is a valuable immunologic reagent, particularly for investigators whose research or clinical assays require a stable classical pathway C3 and/or C5 convertase or a highly active plasma complement source. To date only one method for the conversion of serum C2 or purified C2 to their respective oxy C2 forms has been published. However, this method has several disadvantages. For example, handling and dissolving the iodine crystals required in this process are difficult and time consuming. Also, the enhancement procedure results in a significant dilution of the original C2 sample. We have, therefore, developed a new, simplified method for oxidation of plasma, serum, or pure C2 which circumvents the difficulties associated with the earlier method. Moreover, this method offers additional flexibility with regard to oxidative conditions (i.e., buffer pH, temperature, and C2 concentrations) and reagent handling and final C2 product stability.

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  15. One-stage posterior C2 and C3 pedicle screw fixation or combined anterior C2-C3 fusion for the treatment of unstable hangman's fracture.

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    Liu, Jingchen; Li, Ye; Wu, Yuntao

    2013-03-01

    The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of using one-stage posterior C2 and C3 pedicle screw fixation or combined anterior C2-C3 fusion in the treatment of unstable hangman's fracture. A total of 13 patients with unstable hangman's fractures underwent C2 and C3 pedicle screw fixation, lamina interbody fusion or combined anterior C2-C3 fusion and imaging examinations to evaluate the fracture fixation and healing condition at three days and three months following surgery. Postoperative X-ray and computed tomography (CT) results showed high fracture reduction, good internal fixation position and reliable fracture fixation. The three-month postoperative CT showed good vertebral fracture healing. C2 and C3 pedicle screw fixation has a good curative effect in the treatment of unstable hangman's fracture. The direct fixation of the fracture enables early ambulation by the patients.

  16. Essential Structures of C2 Subsystems and Interaction Logics to Agility

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-01

    organizational structures, work procedures limit the C2 agility. The other is OTO logic that means C2 information flow from OS nodes to TS nodes, and then...C2 capabilities of responsiveness, versatility, flexibility, resilience, innovativeness and adaptability. The other is OTO logic that means C2...and OTO ) This paper believes that to synchronize the logics, there is at least one intersection. It is what Sun Tzu had called “a question of

  17. Heavy metal stress and leaf senescence induce the barley gene HvC2d1 encoding a calcium-dependent novel C2 domain-like protein.

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    Ouelhadj, Akli; Kuschk, Peter; Humbeck, Klaus

    2006-01-01

    By comparing cDNA populations derived from chromium-stressed primary leaves of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) with controls, differentially expressed cDNA fragments could be identified. The deduced amino acid sequence of one of these cDNAs [named 'C2 domain 1' (HvC2d1)] exhibits a motif that is similar to the known C2 domain and a nuclear localization signal (NLS). Expression of this member of a novel class of plant C2 domain-like proteins was studied using real-time PCR, and subcellular localization was investigated using green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusion constructs. Calcium binding was analysed using a (45)Ca(2+) overlay assay. HvC2d1 was transiently induced after exposure to different heavy metals and its mRNA accumulated during the phase of leaf senescence. HvC2d1 expression responded to changes in calcium levels caused by the calcium ionophore A23187 and to treatment with methylviologen resulting in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Using overexpressed and purified HvC2d1, the binding of calcium could be confirmed. Chimeric HvC2d1-GFP protein was localized in onion epidermal cells at the plasma membrane, cytoplasm and the nucleus. After addition of calcium ionophore A23187 green fluorescence was only visible in the nucleus. The data suggest a calcium-dependent translocation of HvC2d1 to the nucleus. A possible role of HvC2d1 in stress- and development-dependent signalling in the nucleus is discussed.

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  11. Electronic structure investigation of Ti3 AlC2 , Ti3 SiC2 , and Ti3 GeC2 by soft x-ray emission spectroscopy

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    Magnuson, M.; Palmquist, J.-P.; Mattesini, M.; Li, S.; Ahuja, R.; Eriksson, O.; Emmerlich, J.; Wilhelmsson, O.; Eklund, P.; Högberg, H.; Hultman, L.; Jansson, U.

    2005-12-01

    The electronic structures of epitaxially grown films of Ti3AlC2 , Ti3SiC2 , and Ti3GeC2 have been investigated by bulk-sensitive soft x-ray emission spectroscopy. The measured high-resolution Ti L , C K , Al L , Si L , and Ge M emission spectra are compared with ab initio density-functional theory including core-to-valence dipole matrix elements. A qualitative agreement between experiment and theory is obtained. A weak covalent Ti-Al bond is manifested by a pronounced shoulder in the Ti L emission of Ti3AlC2 . As Al is replaced with Si or Ge, the shoulder disappears. For the buried Al and Si layers, strongly hybridized spectral shapes are detected in Ti3AlC2 and Ti3SiC2 , respectively. As a result of relaxation of the crystal structure and the increased charge-transfer from Ti to C, the Ti-C bonding is strengthened. The differences between the electronic structures are discussed in relation to the bonding in the nanolaminates and the corresponding change of materials properties.

  12. Theoretical computation of thermophysical properties of high-temperature F2, CF4, C2F2, C2F4, C2F6, C3F6 and C3F8 plasmas

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    Wang, WeiZong; Wu, Yi; Rong, MingZhe; Éhn, László; Černušák, Ivan

    2012-07-01

    The calculated values of thermodynamic and transport properties of pure F2 and fluorocarbon compounds CF4, C2F2, C2F4, C2F6, C3F6 and C3F8 at high temperatures are presented in this paper. The thermodynamic properties are determined by the method of Gibbs free energy minimization, using standard thermodynamic tables. The transport properties, including electron diffusion coefficients, viscosity, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, are evaluated using the Chapman-Enskog method expanded up to the third-order approximation (second order for viscosity). The most accurate cross-section data that could be located are used to evaluate collision integrals. The calculations based on the assumption of local thermodynamic equilibrium are performed for atmospheric-pressure plasmas in the temperature range from 300 to 30 000 K for different pressures between 0.1 and 10 atm. The results of F2, CF4, C2F2, C2F4 and C2F6 are compared with those of previously published studies. Larger discrepancies occur for transport coefficients; these are explained in terms of the different values of the collision integrals that were used. The results presented here are expected to be more accurate because of the improved collision integrals employed.

  13. Constraints on Asian and European sources of methane from CH4-C2H6-CO correlations in Asian outflow

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    Xiao, Yaping; Jacob, Daniel J.; Wang, James S.; Logan, Jennifer A.; Palmer, Paul I.; Suntharalingam, Parvadha; Yantosca, Robert M.; Sachse, Glen W.; Blake, Donald R.; Streets, David G.

    2004-08-01

    Aircraft observations of Asian outflow from the Transport and Chemical Evolution Over the Pacific (TRACE-P) aircraft mission over the NW Pacific (March and April 2001) show large CH4 enhancements relative to background, as well as strong CH4-C2H6-CO correlations that provide signatures of regional sources. We apply a global chemical transport model simulation of the CH4-C2H6-CO system for the TRACE-P period to interpret these observations in terms of CH4 sources and to explore in particular the unique constraints from the CH4-C2H6-CO correlations. We use as a priori a global CH4 source inventory constrained with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL) surface observations [Wang et al., 2004]. We find that the observed CH4 concentration enhancements and CH4-C2H6-CO correlations in Asian outflow in TRACE-P are determined mainly by anthropogenic emissions from China and Eurasia (defined here as Europe and eastern Russia), with only little contribution from tropical sources (wetlands and biomass burning). The a priori inventory overestimates the observed CH4 enhancements and shows regionally variable biases for the CH4/C2H6 slope. The CH4/CO slopes are simulated without significant bias. Matching both the observed CH4 enhancements and the CH4-C2H6-CO slopes in Asian outflow requires increasing the east Asian anthropogenic source of CH4, and decreasing the Eurasian anthropogenic source, by at least 30% for both. The need to increase the east Asian source is driven by the underestimate of the CH4/C2H6 slope in boundary layer Chinese outflow. The Streets et al. [2003] anthropogenic emission inventory for east Asia fits this constraint by increasing CH4 emissions from that region by 40% relative to the a priori, largely because of higher livestock and landfill source estimates. Eurasian sources (mostly European) then need to be reduced by 30-50% from the a priori value of 68 Tg yr-1. The decrease of

  14. Pressure-induced phase transition and electronic properties of MgB2C2

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    Zheng, Baobing

    2017-05-01

    Two thermodynamically stable new high-pressure phases of MgB2C2 with P-3m1 and I4 cm structure were uncovered through first principles crystal structure search based on unbiased evolutionary simulations. Compared with oC80-MgB2C2 and oP10-MgB2C2 phases, the theoretically predicted hP5-MgB2C2 and tI20-MgB2C2 phases show an intriguing three-dimensional (3D) sp3 B-C bonded network, instead of original 2D sp2 B-C layers, which has been confirmed with the analysis of their structures and partial densities of states. The phase transitions of oC80-MgB2C2 → oP10-MgB2C2, oP10-MgB2C2 → hP5-MgB2C2, and hP5-MgB2C2 → tI20-MgB2C2 occur at 4.6 GPa, 18.9 GPa, and 247.5 GPa, respectively, which have been determined according to the examination of enthalpy differences curves. Electronic band structure calculations suggest that the oC80-MgB2C2, oP10-MgB2C2 and hP5-MgB2C2 phases are indirect band gap semiconductor, while the tI20-MgB2C2 phase changes to direct band gap semiconductor.

  15. Rate Constant and RRKM Product Study for the Reaction Between CH3 and C2H3 at T = 298K

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    Thorn, R. Peyton, Jr.; Payne, Walter A., Jr.; Chillier, Xavier D. F.; Stief, Louis J.; Nesbitt, Fred L.; Tardy, D. C.

    2000-01-01

    The total rate constant k1 has been determined at P = 1 Torr nominal pressure (He) and at T = 298 K for the vinyl-methyl cross-radical reaction CH3 + C2H3 yields products. The measurements were performed in a discharge flow system coupled with collision-free sampling to a mass spectrometer operated at low electron energies. Vinyl and methyl radicals were generated by the reactions of F with C2H4 and CH4, respectively. The kinetic studies were performed by monitoring the decay of C2H3 with methyl in excess, 6 < |CH3|(sub 0)/|C2H3|(sub 0) < 21. The overall rate coefficient was determined to be k1(298 K) = (1.02 +/- 0.53)x10(exp -10) cubic cm/molecule/s with the quoted uncertainty representing total errors. Numerical modeling was required to correct for secondary vinyl consumption by reactions such as C2H3 + H and C2H3 + C2H3. The present result for k1 at T = 298 K is compared to two previous studies at high pressure (100-300 Torr He) and to a very recent study at low pressure (0.9-3.7 Torr He). Comparison is also made with the rate constant for the similar reaction CH3 + C2H5 and with a value for k1 estimated by the geometric mean rule employing values for k(CH3 + CH3) and k(C2H3 + C2H3). Qualitative product studies at T = 298 K and 200 K indicated formation of C3H6, C2H2, and C2H5 as products of the combination-stabilization, disproportionation, and combination-decomposition channels, respectively, of the CH3 + C2H3 reaction. We also observed the secondary C4H8 product of the subsequent reaction of C3H5 with excess CH3; this observation provides convincing evidence for the combination-decomposition channel yielding C3H5 + H. RRKM calculations with helium as the deactivator support the present and very recent experimental observations that allylic C-H bond rupture is an important path in the combination reaction. The pressure and temperature dependencies of the branching fractions are also predicted.

  16. Rate Constant and RRKM Product Study for the Reaction Between CH3 and C2H3 at T = 298K

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    Thorn, R. Peyton, Jr.; Payne, Walter A., Jr.; Chillier, Xavier D. F.; Stief, Louis J.; Nesbitt, Fred L.; Tardy, D. C.

    2000-01-01

    The total rate constant k1 has been determined at P = 1 Torr nominal pressure (He) and at T = 298 K for the vinyl-methyl cross-radical reaction CH3 + C2H3 yields products. The measurements were performed in a discharge flow system coupled with collision-free sampling to a mass spectrometer operated at low electron energies. Vinyl and methyl radicals were generated by the reactions of F with C2H4 and CH4, respectively. The kinetic studies were performed by monitoring the decay of C2H3 with methyl in excess, 6 < |CH3|(sub 0)/|C2H3|(sub 0) < 21. The overall rate coefficient was determined to be k1(298 K) = (1.02 +/- 0.53)x10(exp -10) cubic cm/molecule/s with the quoted uncertainty representing total errors. Numerical modeling was required to correct for secondary vinyl consumption by reactions such as C2H3 + H and C2H3 + C2H3. The present result for k1 at T = 298 K is compared to two previous studies at high pressure (100-300 Torr He) and to a very recent study at low pressure (0.9-3.7 Torr He). Comparison is also made with the rate constant for the similar reaction CH3 + C2H5 and with a value for k1 estimated by the geometric mean rule employing values for k(CH3 + CH3) and k(C2H3 + C2H3). Qualitative product studies at T = 298 K and 200 K indicated formation of C3H6, C2H2, and C2H5 as products of the combination-stabilization, disproportionation, and combination-decomposition channels, respectively, of the CH3 + C2H3 reaction. We also observed the secondary C4H8 product of the subsequent reaction of C3H5 with excess CH3; this observation provides convincing evidence for the combination-decomposition channel yielding C3H5 + H. RRKM calculations with helium as the deactivator support the present and very recent experimental observations that allylic C-H bond rupture is an important path in the combination reaction. The pressure and temperature dependencies of the branching fractions are also predicted.

  17. Microwave Spectra and Geometries of C2H2\\cdots AuI and C2H4\\cdots AuI

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    Stephens, Susanna Louise; Mullaney, John Connor; Sprawling, Matt John; Tew, David Peter; Walker, Nick; Legon, Anthony

    2014-06-01

    A chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer has been used to measure the microwave spectra of both C2H2\\cdots AuI and C2H4\\cdots AuI. These complexes are generated via laser ablation at 532 nm of a gold surface in the presence of CF3I and either C2H2 or C2H4 and argon and are stabilized by a supersonic expansion. Rotational (A0, B0, C0) and centrifugal distortion constants (ΔJ, ΔJK and δJ) of each molecule have been determined as well the nuclear electric quadrupole coupling constants of gold and iodine atoms (χaa(Au}, χbb-χcc(Au), χaa(I) and χbb-χcc(I)). The spectrum of each molecule is consistent with a C2v structure in which the metal atom interacts with the π-orbital of the ethene or ethyne molecule. Isotopic substitutions of atoms within the C2H2 or C2H4 subunits are in progress and in conjunction with high level ab initio calculations will allow for accurate determination of the geometry of each molecule.

  18. Production of C2H4Cl+ by dissociative photoionization of weak molecular complexes in C2H4 + HCl mixtures

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    Walters, E. A.; Grover, J. R.; Arneberg, D. L.; Santandrea, C. J.; White, M. G.

    1990-12-01

    The photoionization efficiency (PIE) spectrum from 600 to 1200 Å for the production of the ion C2H4Cl+ by dissociative photoionization of the products of room-temperature jet expansions of a 1:4 mixture of C2H4 and HCl was measured at several nozzle pressures. The results were resolved into the PIE yield curve for the heterodimer process C2H4·HCl+ hv→C2H4Cl++H+ e. This reaction is necessarily characterized by a large change in geometry between neutral complex and ionic product. The observed spectrum exhibits an unusual and conspicuous peak at 15.2 eV that is characterized by a sharp cutoff to the high energy side. This feature points to the onset of strongly nonstatistical channels for the production of C2H4Cl+ at this energy such that product formation proceeds through very few states. The observed onset of C2H4Cl+ at 11.92±0.24 eV is 17±6 kcal mol-1 above the true threshold. An important conclusion is that at all energies above the onset the yield of dissociative ionization of the heterodimer to the cation C2H4Cl+ is determined by dynamical factors.

  19. Crystal Structure of the Bovine lactadherin C2 Domain, a Membrane Binding Motif, Shows Similarity to the C2 Domains of Factor V and Factor VIII

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    Lin,L.

    2007-01-01

    Lactadherin, a glycoprotein secreted by a variety of cell types, contains two EGF domains and two C domains with sequence homology to the C domains of blood coagulation proteins factor V and factor VIII. Like these proteins, lactadherin binds to phosphatidylserine (PS)-containing membranes with high affinity. We determined the crystal structure of the bovine lactadherin C2 domain (residues 1 to 158) at 2.4 {angstrom}. The lactadherin C2 structure is similar to the C2 domains of factors V and VIII (rmsd of C{sub {alpha}} atoms of 0.9 {angstrom} and 1.2 {angstrom}, and sequence identities of 43% and 38%, respectively). The lactadherin C2 domain has a discoidin-like fold containing two {beta}-sheets of five and three antiparallel {beta}-strands packed against one another. The N and C termini are linked by a disulfide bridge between Cys1 and Cys158. One {beta}-turn and two loops containing solvent-exposed hydrophobic residues extend from the C2 domain {beta}-sandwich core. In analogy with the C2 domains of factors V and VIII, some or all of these solvent-exposed hydrophobic residues, Trp26, Leu28, Phe31, and Phe81, likely participate in membrane binding. The C2 domain of lactadherin may serve as a marker of cell surface phosphatidylserine exposure and may have potential as a unique anti-thrombotic agent.

  20. Crystal Structure of the Bovine lactadherin C2 Domain, a Membrane Binding Motif, Shows Similarity of the C2 Domains of Factor V and Factor VIII

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    Lin,L.; Huai, Q.; Huang, M.; Furie, B.; Furie, B.

    2007-01-01

    Lactadherin, a glycoprotein secreted by a variety of cell types, contains two EGF domains and two C domains with sequence homology to the C domains of blood coagulation proteins factor V and factor VIII. Like these proteins, lactadherin binds to phosphatidylserine (PS)-containing membranes with high affinity. We determined the crystal structure of the bovine lactadherin C2 domain (residues 1 to 158) at 2.4 Angstroms. The lactadherin C2 structure is similar to the C2 domains of factors V and VIII (rmsd of C? atoms of 0.9 Angstroms and 1.2 Angstroms, and sequence identities of 43% and 38%, respectively). The lactadherin C2 domain has a discoidin-like fold containing two ?-sheets of five and three antiparallel ?-strands packed against one another. The N and C termini are linked by a disulfide bridge between Cys1 and Cys158. One ?-turn and two loops containing solvent-exposed hydrophobic residues extend from the C2 domain ?-sandwich core. In analogy with the C2 domains of factors V and VIII, some or all of these solvent-exposed hydrophobic residues, Trp26, Leu28, Phe31, and Phe81, likely participate in membrane binding. The C2 domain of lactadherin may serve as a marker of cell surface phosphatidylserine exposure and may have potential as a unique anti-thrombotic agent.

  1. Vibrational and Geometric Structures of La{_3}C{_2}O and La{_3}C{_2}O^+ from Masse-Analyzed Threshold Ionization

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    Mourad, Roudjane; Wu, Lu; Yang, D. S.

    2011-06-01

    La{_3}C{_2}O is produced for the first time by laser vaporization in a pulsed cluster source and identified by photoionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Vibrationally-resolved ion spectra are obtained with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The adiabatic ionization energy of La{_3}C{_2}O is measured to be 30891(5) Cm-1. The spectra display several short vibrational progressions, and these progressions are associated mainly with La-La, La-C and La{_3}C{_2}O stretching excitations. The electron-spin multiplicities and molecular symmetries of La{_3}C{_2}O and La{_3}C{_2}O^+ are determined by combining the experimental measurements with ab initio calculations at MP2 level. Preliminary data analysis shows that the ^1A_1 ← ^2A_1 transition is responsible for the observed MATI spectra. The cluster has C2v symmetry with La{_3}C{_2}O in a bi-pyramid structure and oxygen being attached to the La_3 plane.

  2. Reactivity of C2Cl6 and C2Cl4 multilayers with Fe0 atoms over FeO(111)

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    Parkinson, Gareth S.; Dohnalek, Zdenek; Smith, R. Scott; Kay, Bruce D.

    2009-06-11

    The interaction of Fe0 atoms with C2Cl6 multilayers over FeO(111) has been investigated using the “atom dropping” preparation technique and a combination of temperature programmed desorption, Auger electron spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The reactivity and reaction products are strongly dependent on the Fe0 coverage. Submonolayer Fe0 doses lead to high reactivity and primarily FeCl3 and C4Cl6, whereas multilayer Fe0 doses lead to the production of FeCl2 and C2Cl4 with much lower Fe0 reactivity. The data are consistent with a model where Fe atoms form intermediate species at low coverage, which consist of a Fe atom inserted into a C-Cl bond. When two Fe atoms react with C2Cl6, a different intermediate species is formed which produces the alternative reaction pathway and the formation of C2Cl4. Similar atom dropping experiments demonstrate that C2Cl4 is also reactive towards Fe0 atoms at low Fe0 dose, leading to the production of one FeCl2 molecule per C2Cl4 molecule reacted. At higher coverages, Fe atoms form clusters which are much less reactive toward C2Cl4.

  3. A cluster of Enterovirus 71 subgenogroup C2 in a nursery school, Italy, 2014.

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    Medici, Maria Cristina; Tummolo, Fabio; Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina; De Conto, Flora; Chezzi, Carlo; Dodi, Icilio; Calderaro, Adriana

    2016-10-01

    During October 2014, enterovirus (EV) RNA was detected in the stools of four children attending the same class in a nursery school, and hospitalized with mild febrile and vomiting disease in Parma, Italy. Upon sequencing, the viruses were characterized as EV71 subgenogroup C2. Phylogenetic analysis of the four EV71 C2 viruses allowed the distinction of a diverging lineage within subgenogroup C2, containing the Italian EV71 C2 strains and viruses detected in France in 2013. The identification of an outbreak of EV71 C2 in Italy extended information on the geographic diffusion and clinical relevance of these viruses in Europe.

  4. High temperature wear performance of HVOF-sprayed Cr3C2-WC-NiCoCrMo and Cr3C2-NiCr hardmetal coatings

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    Zhou, Wuxi; Zhou, Kesong; Li, Yuxi; Deng, Chunming; Zeng, Keli

    2017-09-01

    A novel Cr3C2-WC-NiCoCrMo and commercial Cr3C2-NiCr thermal spray-grade powders with particle size of -45 + 15 μm were prepared by an agglomeration and sintering process. Cr3C2-WC-NiCoCrMo and Cr3C2-NiCr coatings were deposited by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spraying. The fundamental properties of both coatings were evaluated and friction wear test against Al2O3 counterbodies of both coatings at high temperatures (450 °C, 550 °C, 650 °C) were carried out ball-on-disk high temperature tribometer. All specimens were characterized by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) and 3D non-contact surface mapping profiler. The results have shown that the Cr3C2-WC-NiCoCrMo coating exhibited lower porosity, higher micro-hardness compared to the Cr3C2-NiCr coating. The Cr3C2-WC-NiCoCrMo coating also exhibited better wear resistance and higher friction coefficient compared to the Cr3C2-NiCr coating when sliding against the Al2O3 counterpart. Wear rates of both coatings increased with raising temperature. Both coatings experienced abrasive wear; hard phase particles (WC and Cr3C2) with different sizes, distributed in the matrix phase, will effectively improve the resistance against wear at high temperatures.

  5. Observation of mixed acetylene - Nitrous oxide trimers: Infrared spectra of C2H2-(N2O)2 and (C2H2)2-N2O

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    Sheybani-Deloui, S.; Yousefi, M.; Norooz Oliaee, J.; McKellar, A. R. W.; Moazzen-Ahmadi, N.

    2014-12-01

    Infrared spectra of the lowest energy isomers of C2H2-(N2O)2 and (C2H2)2-N2O were observed in the region of the ν1 fundamental band of the N2O monomer (∼2224 cm-1) using a tunable diode laser and/or a CW quantum cascade laser to probe a pulsed supersonic slit jet expansion. One infrared band was measured for each trimer. The band for C2H2-(N2O)2 corresponds to the out-of-phase vibrations of the pair of equivalent N2O monomers. It is blue shifted by about 10 cm-1 with respect to the free N2O monomer. The band for (C2H2)2-N2O is slightly less blue shifted (centered at 2232.81 cm-1). It can be simulated as a predominately a-type band. In addition to the normal isotopologues, the corresponding bands for C2D2-(N2O)2 and (C2D2)2-N2O were also observed. The structures of these trimers are similar to those of the lowest energy isomers of the analogous OCS - acetylene trimers reported previously, that is, a twisted barrel with C2 symmetry for C2H2-(N2O)2 and a distorted T-shaped acetylene dimer with a coplanar N2O beside the stem of the T for (C2H2)2-N2O. Here, we present our observation and experimental results, which agree well with calculations based on distributed multipole pair potentials.

  6. Search for {psi}(2S){yields}{gamma}{eta}{sub c}(2S) via fully reconstructed {eta}{sub c}(2S) decays

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    Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Gao, K. Y.; Gong, D. T.; Hietala, J.; Kubota, Y.; Klein, T.; Poling, R.; Zweber, P.; Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tan, B. J. Y.; Tomaradze, A.; Libby, J.; Martin, L.; Powell, A.; Thomas, C.; Wilkinson, G.; Mendez, H.; Ge, J. Y.

    2010-03-01

    We report a search for the decay {psi}(2S){yields}{gamma}{eta}{sub c}(2S) in a sample of 25.9x10{sup 6} {psi}(2S) events collected with the CLEO-c detector. No signals are observed in any of the 11 exclusive {eta}{sub c}(2S) decay modes studied, or in their sum. Product branching fraction upper limits are determined as a function of {Gamma}[{eta}{sub c}(2S)] for the 11 individual modes.

  7. The C2 Domains of Human Synaptotagmin 1 Have Distinct Mechanical Properties

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    Fuson, Kerry L.; Ma, Liang; Sutton, R. Bryan; Oberhauser, Andres F.

    2009-01-01

    Synaptotagmin 1 (Syt1) is the Ca+2 receptor for fast, synchronous vesicle fusion in neurons. Because membrane fusion is an inherently mechanical, force-driven event, Syt1 must be able to adapt to the energetics of the fusion apparatus. Syt1 contains two C2 domains (C2A and C2B) that are homologous in sequence and three-dimensional in structure; yet, a number of observations have suggested that they have distinct biochemical and biological properties. In this study, we analyzed the mechanical stability of the C2A and C2B domains of human Syt1 using single-molecule atomic force microscopy. We found that stretching the C2AB domains of Syt1 resulted in two distinct unfolding force peaks. The larger force peak of ∼100 pN was identified as C2B and the second peak of ∼50 pN as C2A. Furthermore, a significant fraction of C2A domains unfolded through a low force intermediate that was not observed in C2B. We conclude that these domains have different mechanical properties. We hypothesize that a relatively small stretching force may be sufficient to deform the effector-binding regions of the C2A domain and modulate the affinity for soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein receptors (SNAREs), phospholipids, and Ca+2. PMID:19186144

  8. C2-fractures: part I. Quantitative morphology of the C2 vertebra is a prerequisite for the radiographic assessment of posttraumatic C2-alignment and the investigation of clinical outcomes.

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    Koller, Heiko; Acosta, Frank; Tauber, Mark; Komarek, Elisabeth; Fox, Michael; Moursy, Mido; Hitzl, Wolfgang; Resch, Herbert

    2009-07-01

    Pertinent literature exists concerning indications, techniques, complications of treatment, and risk factors for nonunion in axis and odontoid fractures; however, there are scarce data regarding the incidence and definition of malunion in these fractures. As a prerequisite for the study of anatomical alignment following surgical and nonsurgical treatment of C2-fractures, an understanding of normal C2 anatomy is essential. Therefore, the authors intended to evaluate morphometrical dimensions of the C2 vertebra. The purpose was to provide normalized quantitative data to enable assessment of malalignment following the treatment of C2-fractures within a classification system. Using digitized cervical spine lateral and transoral odontoid radiographs of 100 consecutive patients without any evidence of traumatic or neoplastic disorders, the authors performed measurements on distinct anatomical structures and investigated morphometrical dimensions of the normal axis vertebra. The incidence of atlantoaxial arthritis was also evaluated. In addition, with the assessment of twenty arbitrarily chosen sets of radiographs by three different observers we calculated the interobserver reliability in terms of intraclass correlation coefficients for each parameter. With calculation of SD and 95% confidence limits, pathological cut-offs were reconstructed from measurements performed resembling non-physiological and pathological limits. Distinct parameters were selected to form a new classification system for radiographical follow-up that focuses on the quantitative C1-2 vertebral alignment. The measurement process resulted in 2,400 data points. Distinct morphometrical parameters, such as a quantitative characterization of the sagittal atlantoaxial congruency, the lateral mass inclination and the type of degenerative changes at the atlantoaxial joint could be demonstrated to be valuable and reliably used within a proposed classification for C2-malunions following C2-fractures. The

  9. C2 and Greater Occipital Nerve: The Anatomic and Functional Implications in Spinal Surgery

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    Zhou, Peter L; Greenfield, Jeffrey P; Baaj, Ali A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony

    2017-01-01

    Introduction Posterior C1-C2 fusion is a highly successful treatment for atlantoaxial instability and other pathologies of the cervical spine, with fusion rates approaching 95%-100%. However, poor visualization of the lateral masses of C1 secondary to the course of the C2 nerve root along with blood loss from the venous plexus and compression of the C2 nerve from lateral mass screws are technical obstacles that can arise during surgery. Thus, sacrifice of the C2 nerve root has long since been debated in fusions involving the C1 and C2 vertebral bodies.  Methods Cadaveric dissections on four adult specimens were performed. Both intradural and extradural courses of C2 were studied in detail. The tentative site of C2 nerve root compression during placement of C1 lateral mass screws was studied in detail. Both the indication as well as the ease of C2 neurectomy were studied in relation to postoperative compression and entrapment. Results Four-six dorsal rootlets of C2 nerve were observed while studying the intradural course. The extradural course was studied with respect to the lateral mass of C1. The greater occipital nerve (GON) course was fairly consistent in all specimens. Transection of C2 around its ganglion would allow for proper C1 lateral mass screw placement as the course of C2 nerve interferes with proper placement of instrumentation. Conclusion C2 nerve root transection is associated with occipital numbness but this often has no effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The C2 nerve root preservation is often associated with entrapment neuropathy or occipital neuralgia, which greatly affects HRQOL. The C2 nerve root transection helps in better visualization, aids in optimal placement of C1 lateral mass screws, minimizes estimated blood loss and improves surgical outcome with successful fusion. PMID:28409074

  10. C2 and Greater Occipital Nerve: The Anatomic and Functional Implications in Spinal Surgery.

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    Janjua, M Burhan; Zhou, Peter L; Greenfield, Jeffrey P; Baaj, Ali A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony

    2017-03-03

    Posterior C1-C2 fusion is a highly successful treatment for atlantoaxial instability and other pathologies of the cervical spine, with fusion rates approaching 95%-100%. However, poor visualization of the lateral masses of C1 secondary to the course of the C2 nerve root along with blood loss from the venous plexus and compression of the C2 nerve from lateral mass screws are technical obstacles that can arise during surgery. Thus, sacrifice of the C2 nerve root has long since been debated in fusions involving the C1 and C2 vertebral bodies. Cadaveric dissections on four adult specimens were performed. Both intradural and extradural courses of C2 were studied in detail. The tentative site of C2 nerve root compression during placement of C1 lateral mass screws was studied in detail. Both the indication as well as the ease of C2 neurectomy were studied in relation to postoperative compression and entrapment. Four-six dorsal rootlets of C2 nerve were observed while studying the intradural course. The extradural course was studied with respect to the lateral mass of C1. The greater occipital nerve (GON) course was fairly consistent in all specimens. Transection of C2 around its ganglion would allow for proper C1 lateral mass screw placement as the course of C2 nerve interferes with proper placement of instrumentation. C2 nerve root transection is associated with occipital numbness but this often has no effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The C2 nerve root preservation is often associated with entrapment neuropathy or occipital neuralgia, which greatly affects HRQOL. The C2 nerve root transection helps in better visualization, aids in optimal placement of C1 lateral mass screws, minimizes estimated blood loss and improves surgical outcome with successful fusion.

  11. Molecular heterogeneity in deficiency of complement protein C2 type I.

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    Wang, X; Circolo, A; Lokki, M L; Shackelford, P G; Wetsel, R A; Colten, H R

    1998-01-01

    Deficiency of the complement protein C2 (C2D), one of the most common genetic deficiencies of the complement system, is associated with rheumatological disorders and increased susceptibility to infection. Two types of C2D have been recognized, each in the context of specific major histocompatibility complex (MHC) haplotypes; type I, a deletion, frameshift and premature stop codon resulting in absence of detectable C2 protein synthesis, and type II, missense mutations resulting in a block in secretion of C2 proteins. Analysis of C2 expression in a child with C2 deficiency, a MHC haplotype different from those associated with type I or II C2D, and recurrent infections revealed additional molecular heterogeneity among C2 deficient patients. No detectable C2 protein was synthesized in the child's fibroblasts under conditions supporting C2 synthesis and secretion in normals and the child's C2 mRNA was reduced to 42% of normal. Nucleotide sequencing of RT-PCR fibroblast mRNA and genomic DNA revealed a type I C2 deficiency (28 base-pair deletion) on one allele and a previously unrecognized two base-pair deletion in exon 2 on the other. Expression of the closely linked factor B gene was markedly decreased (Bf mRNA 25% of normal), though Bf was up-regulated appropriately by interferon-gamma and the flanking sequence containing the Bf promoter was normal in this C2-deficient patient. Moreover, the concentration of Bf protein was normal in the patient's plasma. Images Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 PMID:9616367

  12. Acoustic Emission Investigation of Rolling/Sliding Contact Fatigue Failure of NiCr-Cr3C2 Coating

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    Guolu, Li; Zhonglin, Xu; Tianshun, Dong; Haidou, Wang; Jinhai, Liu; Jiajie, Kang

    2016-10-01

    NiCr-Cr3C2 coating was fabricated using supersonic plasma spraying technology. Subsequently, rolling/sliding contact fatigue (R/SCF) testing was carried out, using acoustic emission (AE) technology to monitor the failure process. The results showed that R/SCF consists of three failure modes, namely abrasion, spalling, and delamination. Abrasion is the main failure mode, but delamination is the most severe. The AE monitoring results indicated that the R/SCF failure process is composed of normal contact, crack initiation, crack propagation, and material removal stages. The frequency of each stage was analyzed by fast Fourier transform, revealing a peak frequency for each stage mainly distributed from 200 to 250 kHz.

  13. Proliferation and skeletal myotube formation capability of C2C12 and H9c2 cells on isotropic and anisotropic electrospun nanofibrous PHB scaffolds.

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    Ricotti, Leonardo; Polini, Alessandro; Genchi, Giada G; Ciofani, Gianni; Iandolo, Donata; Vazão, Helena; Mattoli, Virgilio; Ferreira, Lino; Menciassi, Arianna; Pisignano, Dario

    2012-06-01

    This study aims at investigating the behavior in terms of the proliferation and skeletal muscle differentiation capability of two myoblastic cell lines, C2C12 and H9c2, on both isotropic and anisotropic electrospun nanofibrous poly(hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) scaffolds, as well as on PHB films and polystyrene controls. After a careful characterization of the matrices in terms of surface morphology, surface roughness and mechanical properties, the proliferation rate and the capability of the two cell lines to form skeletal myotubes were evaluated. Genetic analyses were also performed in order to assess the differentiation level of the cells on the different substrates. We demonstrated that the aligned nanofibrous mesh decreases the proliferation activity and provides a higher differentiative stimulus. We also clarified how the nanofibrous substrate influences myotube formation, and quantified a series of myotube-related parameters for both C2C12 and H9c2 cells.

  14. CRISPR-RT: A web application for designing CRISPR-C2c2 crRNA with improved target specificity.

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    Zhu, Houxiang; Richmond, Emily; Liang, Chun

    2017-09-14

    CRISPR-Cas systems have been successfully applied in genome editing. Recently, the CRISPR-C2c2 system has been reported as a tool for RNA editing. Here we describe CRISPR-RT (CRISPR RNA-Targeting), the first web application to help biologists design the crRNA with improved target specificity for the CRISPR-C2c2 system. CRISPR-RT allows users to set up a wide range of parameters, making it highly flexible for current and future research in CRISPR-based RNA editing. CRISPR-RT covers major model organisms and can be easily extended to cover other species. CRISPR-RT will empower researchers in RNA editing. Freely available at http://bioinfolab.miamioh.edu/CRISPR-RT . Supplementary data are available in Supplemental.Info.pdf.

  15. Experimental and Modeling Study of the Temperature and Pressure Dependence of the Reaction C2H5 + O2 (+ M) → C2H5O2 (+ M).

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    Fernandes, Ravi X; Luther, Klaus; Marowsky, Gerd; Rissanen, Matti P; Timonen, Raimo; Troe, Jürgen

    2015-07-16

    The reaction C2H5 + O2 (+ M) → C2H5O2 (+ M) was studied at 298 K at pressures of the bath gas M = Ar between 100 and 1000 bar. The transition from the falloff curve of an energy transfer mechanism to a high pressure range with contributions from the radical complex mechanism was observed. Further experiments were done between 188 and 298 K in the bath gas M = He at pressures in the range 0.7-2.0 Torr. The available data are analyzed in terms of unimolecular rate theory. An improved analytical representation of the temperature and pressure dependence of the rate constant is given for conditions where the chemical activation process C2H5 + O2 (+ M) → C2H4 + HO2 (+ M) is only of minor importance.

  16. Infrared diode laser absorption spectroscopy of C(2)H(2) and C(2)H(6) in capacitively coupled methane RF discharges.

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    Serdioutchenko, A; Möller, I; Soltwisch, H

    2004-12-01

    Low-temperature RF discharges with methane as feed gas are widely used for the deposition of hydrogenated films. The film properties depend strongly on the chemical composition and therefore two of the main stable products in this kind of discharge, namely ethane (C(2)H(6)) and acetylene (C(2)H(2)), have been measured for the understanding of the reaction kinetics in the plasma. An absorption spectrometer has been built up for the investigation of the concentrations of these as a function of the input power and the flow rate. The time scales for reaching steady state after the discharge is switched on and the depletion time scale after the plasma is switched off have been determined. Assuming the recombination of CH(3) molecules to be the only production mechanism for C(2)H(6) and using a simplified rate equation, the measured densities of C(2)H(6) can be reproduced very well by analytical fitting curves.

  17. Theoretical study of the dynamics of AR collisions with C2H6 and C2F6 at hyperthermal energy.

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    Tasić, Uros; Hein, Pyae; Troya, Diego

    2007-05-10

    We present a classical-trajectory study of the dynamics of high-energy (5-12 eV) collisions between Ar atoms and the C2H6 and C2F6 molecules. We have constructed the potential-energy surfaces for these systems considering separately the Ar-molecule interactions (intermolecular potential) and the interactions within the molecule (intramolecular potential). The intermolecular surfaces consist of pairwise empirical potentials derived from high-accuracy ab initio calculations. The intramolecular potentials for C2H6 and C2F6 are described using specific-reaction-parameters semiempirical Hamiltonians and are calculated "on the fly", i.e., while the trajectories are evolving. Trajectory analysis shows that C2F6 absorbs more energy than C2H6 and is more susceptible to collision-induced dissociation (CID). C-C bond-breakage processes are more important than C-H or C-F bond breakage at the energies explored in this work. Analysis of the reaction mechanism for CID processes indicates that, although C-C breakage is mostly produced by side-on collisions, head-on collisions are more efficient in producing C-F or C-H dissociation. Our results suggest that high-energy collisions between closed-shell species of the natural low-Earth-orbit environment and spacecraft can contribute to the observed degradation of polymers that coat spacecraft surfaces.

  18. C2H2 adsorption in three isostructural metal-organic frameworks: boosting C2H2 uptake by rational arrangement of nitrogen sites.

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    Song, Chengling; Jiao, Jingjing; Lin, Qiyi; Liu, Huimin; He, Yabing

    2016-03-21

    Replacing the benzene spacer in the organic linker 5,5'-(benzene-1,4-diyl)diisophthalate with the nitrogen containing heterocyclic rings, namely, pyrazine, pyridazine, and pyrimidine results in three organic linkers, which were reacted with copper ions under solvothermal conditions to form three isostructural metal-organic frameworks (ZJNU-46, ZJNU-47 and ZJNU-48) exhibiting exceptionally high sorption capacities with regard to acetylene due to the simultaneous immobilization of open metal sites and Lewis basic nitrogen sites in the frameworks. At 1 atm and 295 K, the gravimetric C2H2 adsorption uptakes reach 187, 213 and 193 cm(3) (STP) g(-1) for these three compounds. The gravimetric C2H2 adsorption amount of ZJNU-47a is the second highest reported for MOF materials. Notably, despite their same porosities, and densities of open metal sites and uncoordinated nitrogen sites, distinctly different C2H2 adsorption capacities were observed for these three compounds, which we think are mainly associated with the difference in the relative position of nitrogen atoms leading to different binding affinities of the frameworks towards C2H2 guest molecules, and thus different C2H2 adsorptions. This work demonstrates that the rational arrangement of open nitrogen sites will favorably improve the C2H2 uptake and thus provides useful information for future design of porous MOFs with high acetylene storage capacities.

  19. Modular dispensability of dysferlin C2 domains reveals rational design for mini-dysferlin molecules.

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    Azakir, Bilal A; Di Fulvio, Sabrina; Salomon, Steven; Brockhoff, Marielle; Therrien, Christian; Sinnreich, Michael

    2012-08-10

    Dysferlin is a large transmembrane protein composed of a C-terminal transmembrane domain, two DysF domains, and seven C2 domains that mediate lipid- and protein-binding interactions. Recessive loss-of-function mutations in dysferlin lead to muscular dystrophies, for which no treatment is currently available. The large size of dysferlin precludes its encapsulation into an adeno-associated virus (AAV), the vector of choice for gene delivery to muscle. To design mini-dysferlin molecules suitable for AAV-mediated gene transfer, we tested internally truncated dysferlin constructs, each lacking one of the seven C2 domains, for their ability to localize to the plasma membrane and to repair laser-induced plasmalemmal wounds in dysferlin-deficient human myoblasts. We demonstrate that the dysferlin C2B, C2C, C2D, and C2E domains are dispensable for correct plasmalemmal localization. Furthermore, we show that the C2B, C2C, and C2E domains and, to a lesser extent, the C2D domain are dispensable for dysferlin membrane repair function. On the basis of these results, we designed small dysferlin molecules that can localize to the plasma membrane and reseal laser-induced plasmalemmal injuries and that are small enough to be incorporated into AAV. These results lay the groundwork for AAV-mediated gene therapy experiments in dysferlin-deficient mouse models.

  20. Synergistic effect of Pb2+ and PIP2 on C2 domain-membrane interactions

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    Morales, Krystal A.; Igumenova, Tatyana I.

    2012-01-01

    Ca2+-responsive C2 domains are peripheral membrane modules that target their host proteins to anionic membranes upon binding Ca2+ ions. Several C2-domain containing proteins, such as Protein Kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes, have been identified as molecular targets of Pb2+, a known environmental toxin. We demonstrated previously that the C2 domain from PKCα (C2α) binds Pb2+ with high affinity and undergoes membrane insertion in the Pb2+-complexed form. The objective of this work was to determine the effect of phosphatidylinostiol-4,5-biphosphate (PIP2) on the C2α-Pb2+ interactions. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) experiments, we show that Pb2+ and PIP2 synergistically enhance each other’s affinity to C2α. Moreover, the affinity of C2α to PIP2 increases upon progressive saturation of the metal-binding sites. Combining the NMR data with the results of protein-to-membrane Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and vesicle sedimentation experiments, we demonstrate that PIP2 can influence two aspects of C2α-Pb2+-membrane interactions: the affinity of C2α to Pb2+, and the association of Pb2+ with the anionic sites on the membrane. Both factors may contribute to the toxic effect of Pb2+ resulting from the aberrant modulation of PKCα activity. Finally, we propose a mechanism for Pb2+ outcompeting Ca2+ from the membrane-bound C2α. PMID:22475207

  1. Membrane-binding properties of the Factor VIII C2 domain

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    Novakovic, Valerie A.; Cullinan, David B.; Wakabayashi, Hironao; Fay, Philip J.; Baleja, James D.; Gilbert, Gary E.

    2013-01-01

    Factor VIII functions as a cofactor for Factor IXa in a membrane-bound enzyme complex. Membrane binding accelerates the activity of the Factor VIIIa–Factor IXa complex approx. 100000-fold, and the major phospholipid-binding motif of Factor VIII is thought to be on the C2 domain. In the present study, we prepared an fVIII-C2 (Factor VIII C2 domain) construct from Escherichia coli, and confirmed its structural integrity through binding of three distinct monoclonal antibodies. Solution-phase assays, performed with flow cytometry and FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer), revealed that fVIII-C2 membrane affinity was approx. 40-fold lower than intact Factor VIII. In contrast with the similarly structured C2 domain of lactadherin, fVIII-C2 membrane binding was inhibited by physiological NaCl. fVIII-C2 binding was also not specific for phosphatidylserine over other negatively charged phospholipids, whereas a Factor VIII construct lacking the C2 domain retained phosphatidyl-L-serine specificity. fVIII-C2 slightly enhanced the cleavage of Factor X by Factor IXa, but did not compete with Factor VIII for membrane-binding sites or inhibit the Factor Xase complex. Our results indicate that the C2 domain in isolation does not recapitulate the characteristic membrane binding of Factor VIII, emphasizing that its role is cooperative with other domains of the intact Factor VIII molecule. PMID:21210768

  2. The Effect of Including the C2 Insert of Nonmuscle Myosin II-C on Neuritogenesis*

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    Saha, Shekhar; Dey, Sumit K.; Biswas, Arunima; Das, Provas; Das, Mahua R.; Jana, Siddhartha S.

    2013-01-01

    The functional role of the C2 insert of nonmuscle myosin II-C (NM II-C) is poorly understood. Here, we report for the first time that the expression of the C2 insert-containing isoform, NM II-C1C2, is inducible in Neuro-2a cells during differentiation both at mRNA and protein levels. Immunoblot and RT-PCR analysis reveal that expression of NM II-C1C2 peaks between days 3 and 6 of differentiation. Localization of NM II-C1C2 in Neuro-2a cells suggests that the C2 insert-containing isoform is localized in the cytosol and along the neurites, specifically at the adherence point to substratum. Inhibition of endogenous NM II-C1C2 using siRNA decreases the neurite length by 43% compared with control cells treated with nonspecific siRNA. Time lapse image analysis reveals that neurites of C2-siRNA-treated cells have a net negative change in neurite length per minute, leading to a reduction of overall neurite length. During neuritogenesis, NM II-C1C2 can interact and colocalize with β1-integrin in neurites. Altogether, these studies indicate that NM II-C1C2 may be involved in stabilizing neurites by maintaining their structure at adhesion sites. PMID:23355468

  3. Modular Dispensability of Dysferlin C2 Domains Reveals Rational Design for Mini-dysferlin Molecules*

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    Azakir, Bilal A.; Di Fulvio, Sabrina; Salomon, Steven; Brockhoff, Marielle; Therrien, Christian; Sinnreich, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Dysferlin is a large transmembrane protein composed of a C-terminal transmembrane domain, two DysF domains, and seven C2 domains that mediate lipid- and protein-binding interactions. Recessive loss-of-function mutations in dysferlin lead to muscular dystrophies, for which no treatment is currently available. The large size of dysferlin precludes its encapsulation into an adeno-associated virus (AAV), the vector of choice for gene delivery to muscle. To design mini-dysferlin molecules suitable for AAV-mediated gene transfer, we tested internally truncated dysferlin constructs, each lacking one of the seven C2 domains, for their ability to localize to the plasma membrane and to repair laser-induced plasmalemmal wounds in dysferlin-deficient human myoblasts. We demonstrate that the dysferlin C2B, C2C, C2D, and C2E domains are dispensable for correct plasmalemmal localization. Furthermore, we show that the C2B, C2C, and C2E domains and, to a lesser extent, the C2D domain are dispensable for dysferlin membrane repair function. On the basis of these results, we designed small dysferlin molecules that can localize to the plasma membrane and reseal laser-induced plasmalemmal injuries and that are small enough to be incorporated into AAV. These results lay the groundwork for AAV-mediated gene therapy experiments in dysferlin-deficient mouse models. PMID:22736764

  4. C2 anatomy for translaminar screw placement based on computerized tomographic measurements.

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    Saetia, Kriangsak; Phankhongsab, Anuchit

    2015-04-01

    Anatomical study. To evaluate the anatomy of the C2 lamina for translaminar screw placement based on computerized tomographic measurements. C2 translaminar screw insertion is a novel technique for atlanto-axial fixation. The risk of vertebral artery injury can be decreased by this technique. However, a large series of anatomical studies on C2 anatomy in Asian populations is still lacking. Two hundred adult C2 vertebrae were evaluated by computerized tomographic imaging. The measured parameters included inner and outer transverse diameters of C2 lamina, C2 laminar length and spino-laminar angle. C2 vertebrae with lamina screw placement feasibility were defined as those with inner transverse diameter larger than 3.5 mm. The mean inner transverse diameter of the C2 lamina was 4.23±1.22 mm. It was significantly larger in males than in females (4.44±1.29 mm vs. 3.96±1.06 mm, p=0.005). The mean outer transverse diameter of C2 lamina was 6.64±1.36 mm. The mean C2 laminar length was 37.26±4.42 mm. The mean C2 spino-laminar angle was 56.42±6.42 degrees. Seventy-nine percents of patients had inner transverse diameter larger than 3.5 mm. C2 translaminar screw fixation was feasible in the majority of the adult population. However, there were some people who had small C2 lamina. We recommend preoperative computed tomography evaluation to confirm the feasibility of screw placement.

  5. Synaptotagmin-1 C2B domain interacts simultaneously with SNAREs and membranes to promote membrane fusion

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    Wang, Shen; Li, Yun; Ma, Cong

    2016-01-01

    Synaptotagmin-1 (Syt1) acts as a Ca2+ sensor for neurotransmitter release through its C2 domains. It has been proposed that Syt1 promotes SNARE-dependent fusion mainly through its C2B domain, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. In this study, we show that the C2B domain interacts simultaneously with acidic membranes and SNARE complexes via the top Ca2+-binding loops, the side polybasic patch, and the bottom face in response to Ca2+. Disruption of the simultaneous interactions completely abrogates the triggering activity of the C2B domain in liposome fusion. We hypothesize that the simultaneous interactions endow the C2B domain with an ability to deform local membranes, and this membrane-deformation activity might underlie the functional significance of the Syt1 C2B domain in vivo. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.14211.001 PMID:27083046

  6. CO2-laser isotope separation of tritium with pentafluoroethane-T (C2TF5)

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    Makide, Y.; Kato, S.; Tominaga, T.; Takeuchi, K.

    1982-08-01

    Isotope separation of tritium by CO2 laser-induced multiphoton dissociation (MPD) of C2TF5 is reported for the first time. The MPD spectrum obtained for C2TF5 comprised a broad peak at about 940 cm-1 where C2HF5 was nearly transparent. The unimolecular dissociation of C2TF5 was induced with much lower laser fluence than that for CTF3, another working molecule we proposed for laser isotope separation of tritium. The mechanisms and kinetics of the dissociation of C2TF5 and C2HF5 were investigated under various experimental conditions: laser frequency, pulse energy, pulse duration, tritium concentration, sample pressure, buffer gas pressure and irradiation geometry. Single-step separation factors exceeding 500 were achieved with the most efficient P(20) line in 00o 10o0 transition at 944.2 cm-1.

  7. Theoretical understanding of magnetic and electronic structures of Ti3C2 monolayer and its derivatives

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    Wu, Fang; Luo, Kang; Huang, Chengxi; Wu, Wenjuan; Meng, Peiwen; Liu, Yunfei; Kan, Erjun

    2015-11-01

    First-principles calculations were performed to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of Ti3C2 monolayer and its derivatives. We found that pristine Ti3C2 monolayer acts as a magnetic metal, and magnetic moments come from Ti2+ ions at two sides. Through doping nitrogen atoms, the spin moments is significantly reduced. On other hand, when two surfaces of Ti3C2 monolayer are saturated by external groups, the magnetism will be spontaneously annihilated. Even for the saturation of one side, we also found that the magnetism of Ti3C2Y (Y is O and OH) monolayer is removed because of the invalidation of stoner instability. More importantly, we explored that both doping and surface modification will reduce the Curie temperature of Ti3C2 monolayer. Therefore, our results shed a light on the way to get high-temperature magnetism in Ti3C2 monolayer.

  8. ClC-2 regulation of intestinal barrier function: Translation of basic science to therapeutic target.

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    Jin, Younggeon; Blikslager, Anthony T

    2015-01-01

    The ClC-2 chloride channel is a member of the voltage-gated chloride channel family. ClC-2 is involved in various physiological processes, including fluid transport and secretion, regulation of cell volume and pH, maintaining the membrane potential of the cell, cell-to-cell communication, and tissue homeostasis. Recently, our laboratory has accumulated evidence indicating a critical role of ClC-2 in the regulation of intestinal barrier function by altering inter-epithelial tight junction composition. This review will detail the role of ClC-2 in intestinal barrier function during intestinal disorders, including experimental ischemia/reperfusion injury and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced inflammatory bowel disease. Details of pharmacological manipulation of ClC-2 via prostone agonists will also be provided in an effort to show the potential therapeutic relevance of ClC-2 regulation, particularly during intestinal barrier disruption.

  9. ClC-2 regulation of intestinal barrier function: Translation of basic science to therapeutic target

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    Jin, Younggeon; Blikslager, Anthony T

    2015-01-01

    The ClC-2 chloride channel is a member of the voltage-gated chloride channel family. ClC-2 is involved in various physiological processes, including fluid transport and secretion, regulation of cell volume and pH, maintaining the membrane potential of the cell, cell-to-cell communication, and tissue homeostasis. Recently, our laboratory has accumulated evidence indicating a critical role of ClC-2 in the regulation of intestinal barrier function by altering inter-epithelial tight junction composition. This review will detail the role of ClC-2 in intestinal barrier function during intestinal disorders, including experimental ischemia/reperfusion injury and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced inflammatory bowel disease. Details of pharmacological manipulation of ClC-2 via prostone agonists will also be provided in an effort to show the potential therapeutic relevance of ClC-2 regulation, particularly during intestinal barrier disruption. PMID:26716076

  10. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes of Posterior C1-C2 Temporary Fixation Without Fusion and C1-C2 Fusion for Fresh Odontoid Fractures.

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    Guo, Qunfeng; Deng, Yuan; Wang, Jian; Wang, Liang; Lu, Xuhua; Guo, Xiang; Ni, Bin

    2016-01-01

    Posterior C1-C2 temporary-fixation technique can spare the range of motion (ROM) of the atlantoaxial joint after odontoid fracture healing. However, few studies analyze the difference in clinical outcome between this technique and posterior C1-C2 fusion technique for new odontoid fracture. To verify whether the clinical outcome of the posterior C1-C2 temporary-fixation technique is superior to that of the posterior C1-C2 fusion technique in the treatment of a new odontoid fracture. Twenty-one of 22 patients who underwent posterior C1-C2 temporary fixation of an odontoid fracture achieved fracture healing and regained motion of the atlantoaxial joint. The functional outcomes of these 21 patients were compared with that of a control group, which consisted of 21 randomly enrolled cases with posterior C1-C2 fixation and fusion. The differences between the 2 groups in the visual analog scale score for neck pain, neck stiffness, Neck Disability Index, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, and time to fracture healing were analyzed. Significantly better outcomes were observed in the temporary-fixation group for visual analog scale score for neck pain, Neck Disability Index, and neck stiffness. The outcomes in the temporary-fixation group was superior to those in the fusion group in all dimensions of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. There were no significant differences in fracture healing rate and time to fracture healing between the 2 techniques. Functional outcomes were significantly better after posterior C1-C2 temporary fixation than after fusion. Temporary fixation can be used as a salvage treatment for an odontoid fracture with an intact transverse ligament in cases of failure of, or contraindication to, anterior screw fixation.

  11. MICROWAVE SPECTRA AND GEOMETRIES OF C2H_{2\\cdots AgI} and C2H_{4\\cdots AgI}

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    Stephens, Susanna L.; Tew, David Peter; Walker, Nick; Legon, Anthony

    2015-06-01

    A chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer has been used to measure the microwave spectra of both C2H_{2\\cdots AgI} and C2H_{4\\cdots AgI}. These complexes are generated via laser ablation at 532 nm of a silver surface in the presence of CF3I and either C2H_{2} or C2H_{4} and argon and are stabilized by a supersonic expansion. Rotational (A0, B0, C0) and centrifugal distortion constants (ΔJ and ΔJK) of each molecule have been determined as well the nuclear electric quadrupole coupling constants the iodine atom (χaa(I) and χbb-χcc(I)). The spectrum of each molecule is consistent with a C2v structure in which the metal atom interacts with the π-orbital of the ethene or ethyne molecule. Isotopic substitutions of atoms within the C2H_{2} or C2H_{4} subunits are in progress and in conjunction with high level ab initio calculations will allow for accurate determination of the geometry of each molecule. These to complexes are put in the context of the recently studied H2S\\cdots AgI, OC\\cdotsAgI, H3N\\cdots AgI and (CH3)_{3N\\cdots AgI}. S.Z. Riaz, S.L. Stephens, W. Mizukami, D.P. Tew, N.R. Walker, A.C. Legon, Chem. Phys. Let., 531, 1-12 (2012) S.L. Stephens, W. Mizukami, D.P. Tew, N.R. Walker, A.C. Legon, J. Chem. Phys., 136(6), 064306 (2012) D.M. Bittner, D.P. Zaleski, S.L. Stephens, N.R. Walker, A.C. Legon, Study in progress.

  12. A Proposed Engineering Process and Prototype Toolset for Developing C2-to-Simulation Interoperability Solutions

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    2014-06-01

    UML ) editing tool Sparx System Enterprise ArchitectTM (EA...set of Model Transforms: In the short term: 1) UML →XSD; 2 ) UML →HLA-FOM; and subject to future research: 3) UML → JSON ; 4) UML → OWL; 5) UML → EBNF... system Training Audience LOCON HICON C2 system C2 system Simulation 1 Simulation 2 HLA federation Operational environment C2SIM

  13. Biomechanical impact of C2 pedicle screw length in an atlantoaxial fusion construct.

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    Xu, Risheng; Bydon, Mohamad; Macki, Mohamad; Belkoff, Stephen M; Langdale, Evan R; McGovern, Kelly; Wolinsky, Jean-Paul; Gokalsan, Ziya L; Bydon, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Posterior, atlantoaxial (AA) fusions of the cervical spine may include either standard (26 mm) or short (16 mm) C2 pedicle screws. This manuscript focused on an in vitro biomechanical comparison of standard versus short C2 pedicle screws to perform posterior C1-C2 AA fusions. Twelve human cadaveric spines underwent C1 lateral mass screw and standard C2 pedicle screw (n = 6) versus short C2 pedicle screw (n = 6) fixation. Six additional controls were not instrumented. The peak torque, peak rotational interval, and peak stiffness of the constructs were analyzed to failure levels. The peak torque to construct failure was not statistically significantly different among the control spine (12.2 Nm), short pedicle fixation (15.5 Nm), or the standard pedicle fixation (11.6 Nm), P = 0.79. While the angle at the peak rotation statistically significantly differed between the control specimens (47.7° of relative motion) and the overall instrumented specimens (P < 0.001), the 20.7° of relative rotation in the short C2 pedicle screw specimens was not statistically significantly higher than the 13.7° of relative rotation in the standard C2 pedicle screw specimens (P = 0.39). Similarly, although the average stiffness was statistically significantly lower in control group (0.026 Nm/degree) versus the overall instrumented specimens (P = 0.001), the standard C2 pedicle screws (2.54 Nm/degree) did not differ from the short C2 pedicle screws. Both standard and short C2 pedicle screws allow for equally rigid fixation of C1 lateral mass-C2 AA fusions. Usage of a short C2 pedicle screw may be an acceptable method of stabilization in carefully selected patient populations.

  14. A microporous metal-organic framework for selective C2H2 and CO2 separation

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    Lin, Rong-Guang; Lin, Rui-Biao; Chen, Banglin

    2017-08-01

    A quartzlike metal-organic framework with interesting one dimensional channel has been synthesized. It exhibits considerable acetylene and carbon dioxide uptake of 41.5 and 24.6 cm3 g-1, respectively, and relatively high selectivity for separation of C2H2/C2H4, C2H2/CH4, CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2 at ambient condition.

  15. Social Media Influencing C2 in Underdeveloped and Degraded Operational Environments

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    2013-06-01

    18th ICCRTS: “C2 in Underdeveloped, Degraded and Denied Operational Environments” Paper ID: 103 Social Media Influencing C2 in Underdeveloped...of emergencies and crises is rapidly changing the C2 operational environment for responses to natural disasters, terrorist threats and social ...when information is scarce, social media have been elected by citizens as valuable instruments for identifying and locating victims, for assisting

  16. Degraded Operational Environment: Integration of Social Network Infrastructure Concept in a Traditional Military C2 System

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    2013-06-01

    CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT Same as Report (SAR) 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 37 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a. REPORT unclassified b...often degrading and limiting the functions of C2. The most interesting aspect is that the party who chooses to employ a town to defend himself...cultural factors that may affect the development of operational activities. C2 In this context, C2 is strongly affected by the new operating limits for

  17. Quantitation of the Calcium and Membrane Binding Properties of the C2 Domains of Dysferlin

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    Abdullah, Nazish; Padmanarayana, Murugesh; Marty, Naomi J.; Johnson, Colin P.

    2014-01-01

    Dysferlin is a large membrane protein involved in calcium-triggered resealing of the sarcolemma after injury. Although it is generally accepted that dysferlin is Ca2+ sensitive, the Ca2+ binding properties of dysferlin have not been characterized. In this study, we report an analysis of the Ca2+ and membrane binding properties of all seven C2 domains of dysferlin as well as a multi-C2 domain construct. Isothermal titration calorimetry measurements indicate that all seven dysferlin C2 domains interact with Ca2+ with a wide range of binding affinities. The C2A and C2C domains were determined to be the most sensitive, with Kd values in the tens of micromolar, whereas the C2D domain was least sensitive, with a near millimolar Kd value. Mutagenesis of C2A demonstrates the requirement for negatively charged residues in the loop regions for divalent ion binding. Furthermore, dysferlin displayed significantly lower binding affinity for the divalent cations magnesium and strontium. Measurement of a multidomain construct indicates that the solution binding affinity does not change when C2 domains are linked. Finally, sedimentation assays suggest all seven C2 domains bind lipid membranes, and that Ca2+ enhances but is not required for interaction. This report reveals for the first time, to our knowledge, that all dysferlin domains bind Ca2+ albeit with varying affinity and stoichiometry. PMID:24461013

  18. An experimental study of the reaction kinetics of C 2(X 1Σ g+) with hydrocarbons (CH 4, C 2H 2, C 2H 4, C 2H 6 and C 3H 8) over the temperature range 24-300 K: Implications for the atmospheres of Titan and the Giant Planets

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    Canosa, André; Páramo, Alejandra; Le Picard, Sébastien D.; Sims, Ian R.

    2007-04-01

    The reactivity of C 2(X 1Σ +g) with simple saturated (CH 4, C 2H 6 and C 3H 8) and unsaturated (C 2H 2 and C 2H 4) hydrocarbons has been studied in the gas phase over the temperature range 24-300 K using the CRESU (Cinétique de Réaction en Ecoulement Supersonique Uniforme or Reaction Kinetics in a Uniform Supersonic Flow) technique. All reactions have been found to be very rapid in this temperature range and the rate coefficients are typically ⩾10 -10 cm 3 molecule -1 s -1 with the exception of methane for which the rate coefficient is one order of magnitude lower: ˜10 -11 cm 3 molecule -1 s -1. These results have been analyzed in terms of potential destruction sources of C 2(X 1Σ +g) in the atmospheres of Titan and the Giant Planets. It appears that the rate coefficient of the reaction 1C 2 + CH 4 should be updated with our new data and that reactions with C 2H 2, C 2H 4 and C 2H 6 should also be included in the existing photochemical models.

  19. AtUGT76C2, an Arabidopsis cytokinin glycosyltransferase is involved in drought stress adaptation.

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    Li, Yan-jie; Wang, Bo; Dong, Rui-rui; Hou, Bing-kai

    2015-07-01

    The Arabidopsis uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glycosyltransferase 76C2 (UGT76C2), a member of family 1 UGTs, is described as a cytokinin glycosyltransferase. In this study, we demonstrate a novel role of UGT76C2 in response to water deficit. QRT-PCR assay identified that the expression of this gene was downregulated by drought, osmotic stress and abscisic acid (ABA). Compared with wild type (WT) plants, transgenic lines ectopically expressing UGT76C2 exhibited reduced tolerance to ABA and osmotic stress during postgermination growth, while enhanced adaptation to drought stress at mature stage. Consistently, the ugt76c2 mutant plants showed opposite responses to these conditions. To explore the possible mechanisms of UGT76C2 contributing to drought stress adaptation, six stress inducible genes including DREB2A, RD22, RD29B, LEA, COR47 and KIN1 were detected, which showed significant upregulation in UGT76C2 overexpression plants under drought stress. Besides, five cytokinin marker genes AHK2, AHK3, AHK4, ARR1 and ARR2 were also evaluated, which showed less induced in UGT76C2 overexpression plants in response to drought stress. Our results reveal that UGT76C2, as a cytokinin glycosyltransferase, is involved in the plant response to drought stress and might represent novel cues in abiotic stress adaptation. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  1. Mutations in human C2CD3 cause skeletal dysplasia and provide new insights into phenotypic and cellular consequences of altered C2CD3 function

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    Cortés, Claudio R.; McInerney-Leo, Aideen M.; Vogel, Ida; Rondón Galeano, Maria C.; Leo, Paul J.; Harris, Jessica E.; Anderson, Lisa K.; Keith, Patricia A.; Brown, Matthew A.; Ramsing, Mette; Duncan, Emma L.; Zankl, Andreas; Wicking, Carol

    2016-01-01

    Ciliopathies are a group of genetic disorders caused by defective assembly or dysfunction of the primary cilium, a microtubule-based cellular organelle that plays a key role in developmental signalling. Ciliopathies are clinically grouped in a large number of overlapping disorders, including the orofaciodigital syndromes (OFDS), the short rib polydactyly syndromes and Jeune asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Recently, mutations in the gene encoding the centriolar protein C2CD3 have been described in two families with a new sub-type of OFDS (OFD14), with microcephaly and cerebral malformations. Here we describe a third family with novel compound heterozygous C2CD3 mutations in two fetuses with a different clinical presentation, dominated by skeletal dysplasia with no microcephaly. Analysis of fibroblast cultures derived from one of these fetuses revealed a reduced ability to form cilia, consistent with previous studies in C2cd3-mutant mouse and chicken cells. More detailed analyses support a role for C2CD3 in basal body maturation; but in contrast to previous mouse studies the normal recruitment of the distal appendage protein CEP164 suggests that this protein is not sufficient for efficient basal body maturation and subsequent axonemal extension in a C2CD3-defective background. PMID:27094867

  2. Mutations in human C2CD3 cause skeletal dysplasia and provide new insights into phenotypic and cellular consequences of altered C2CD3 function.

    PubMed

    Cortés, Claudio R; McInerney-Leo, Aideen M; Vogel, Ida; Rondón Galeano, Maria C; Leo, Paul J; Harris, Jessica E; Anderson, Lisa K; Keith, Patricia A; Brown, Matthew A; Ramsing, Mette; Duncan, Emma L; Zankl, Andreas; Wicking, Carol

    2016-04-20

    Ciliopathies are a group of genetic disorders caused by defective assembly or dysfunction of the primary cilium, a microtubule-based cellular organelle that plays a key role in developmental signalling. Ciliopathies are clinically grouped in a large number of overlapping disorders, including the orofaciodigital syndromes (OFDS), the short rib polydactyly syndromes and Jeune asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Recently, mutations in the gene encoding the centriolar protein C2CD3 have been described in two families with a new sub-type of OFDS (OFD14), with microcephaly and cerebral malformations. Here we describe a third family with novel compound heterozygous C2CD3 mutations in two fetuses with a different clinical presentation, dominated by skeletal dysplasia with no microcephaly. Analysis of fibroblast cultures derived from one of these fetuses revealed a reduced ability to form cilia, consistent with previous studies in C2cd3-mutant mouse and chicken cells. More detailed analyses support a role for C2CD3 in basal body maturation; but in contrast to previous mouse studies the normal recruitment of the distal appendage protein CEP164 suggests that this protein is not sufficient for efficient basal body maturation and subsequent axonemal extension in a C2CD3-defective background.

  3. A density functional theory study of phenyl formation initiated by ethynyl radical (C2H*) and ethyne (C2H2).

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    Santiago, Romero M; Indarto, Antonius

    2008-12-01

    An ab initio computational density functional theory (DFT) was used to study the formation of the first cyclic molecule (phenyl) initiated by the ethynyl radical (C(2)H*). The study covers a competition reaction between the addition reactions of C(2)H* with ethyne (C(2)H(2)) and some molecular re-arrangement schemes. The minimum energy paths of the preferred cyclic formation route were characterized. A thorough thermochemical analysis was performed by evaluating the differences in the energy of activation (DeltaE), enthalpy (DeltaH), and Gibb's free energy (DeltaG) of the optimized stable and transition state (TS) molecules. The reaction temperatures were set to normal (T = 298 K) and combustion (T = 1,200 K) conditions.

  4. Photoabsorption and photoionization cross sections of NH3, PH3, H2S, C2H2, and C2H4 in the VUV region

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    Xia, T. J.; Chien, T. S.; Wu, C. Y. Robert; Judge, D. L.

    1991-01-01

    Using synchrotron radiation as a continuum light source, the photoabsorption and photoionization cross sections of NH3, PH3, H2S, C2H2, and C2H4 have been measured from their respective ionization thresholds to 1060 A. The vibrational constants associated with the nu(2) totally symmetric, out-of-plane bending vibration of the ground electronic state of PH3(+) have been obtained. The cross sections and quantum yields for producing neutral products through photoexcitation of these molecules in the given spectral regions have also been determined. In the present work, autoionization processes were found to be less important than dissociation and predissociation processes in NH3, PH3, and C2H4. Several experimental techniques have been employed in order to examine the various possible systematic errors critically.

  5. Potential tuning in the S-W system. (i) Bringing T c,2 to ambient pressure, and (ii) colliding T c,2 with the liquid-vapor spinodal

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    Angell, C. Austen; Kapko, Vitaliy

    2016-09-01

    Following Vasisht et al’s identification of the second critical point (T c2, P c2) for liquid silicon in the Stillinger-Weber (S-W) model for silicon, we study the variation of T c2, P c2 with tetrahedral repulsion parameter in an extension of the earlier ‘potential tuning’ study of this system. We use the simple isochore crossing approach to identify the location of the second critical point (before any crystallization can occur) as a function of the ‘tuning’ or ‘tetrahedrality’, parameter λ, and identify two phenomena of high interest content. The first is that the second critical point pressure P c2, becomes less negative as λ decreases from the silicon value (meaning the drive to high tetrahedrality is decreased) and reaches zero pressure at the same value of lambda found to mark the onset of glassforming ability in an earlier study of this tunable system. The second is that, as the T c,2 approaches the temperature of the liquid-gas spinodal, λ  >  22, the behavior of the temperature of maximum density (TMD) switches from the behavior seen in most current water pair potential models (locus of TMDs has a maximum), to the behavior seen in empirical engineering multiparameter equations of state (EoS) (and also by two parameter Speedy isothermal expansion EoS) for water, according to which the locus of TMDs of HDL phase has no maximum, and the EoS for HDL has no second critical point. At λ  =  23 the behavior is isomorphic with that of the mW model of water, which is now seen to conform, at least closely, to the ‘critical point free’ scenario for water.

  6. Rotational inelastic scattering of He-atoms at HF-, HCl-, CF4-, SF6-, C2H6- and C2F6-molecules

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    Frick, J.

    1984-05-01

    The measurement of total differential scattering cross sections and energy loss spectra up to scattering angles of 80 deg for the collision systems He-HCl, -HF, -C2H6, -C2F6, -CF4, -SF6 and Ne-SF6 is described. The collision energies being 69 to 95 meV, the only inelastic precess is the transfer of rotational energy. The measuring device contains two crossed molecular beams in a vetical-plane configuration and separates single rotational transfers of two-atomic molecules models. Scattering calculations for the two-atomic targets were performed, with the exact close-coupling method.

  7. Effects of neutron irradiation of Ti3SiC2 and Ti3AlC2 in the 121-1085 °C temperature range

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    Tallman, Darin J.; He, Lingfeng; Gan, Jian; Caspi, El'ad N.; Hoffman, Elizabeth N.; Barsoum, Michel W.

    2017-02-01

    Herein we report on the formation of defects in response to neutron irradiation of polycrystalline Ti3SiC2 and Ti3AlC2 samples exposed to total fluences of ≈6 × 1020 n/m2, 5 × 1021 n/m2 and 1.7 × 1022 n/m2 at irradiation temperatures of 121(12), 735(6) and 1085(68)°C. These fluences correspond to 0.14, 1.6 and 3.4 dpa, respectively. After irradiation to 0.14 dpa at 121 °C and 735 °C, black spots are observed via transmission electron microscopy in both Ti3SiC2 and Ti3AlC2. After irradiation to 1.6 and 3.4 dpa at 735 °C, basal dislocation loops, with a Burgers vector of b = ½ [0001] are observed in Ti3SiC2, with loop diameters of 21(6) and 30(8) nm after 1.6 dpa and 3.4 dpa, respectively. In Ti3AlC2, larger dislocation loops, 75(34) nm in diameter are observed after 3.4 dpa at 735 °C, in addition to stacking faults. Impurity particles of TiC, as well as stacking fault TiC platelets in the MAX phases, are seen to form extensive dislocation loops under all conditions. Cavities were observed at grain boundaries and within stacking faults after 3.4 dpa irradiation, with extensive cavity formation in the TiC regions at 1085 °C. Remarkably, denuded zones on the order of 1 μm are observed in Ti3SiC2 after irradiation to 3.4 dpa at 735 °C. Small grains, 3-5 μm in diameter, are damage free after irradiation at 1085 °C at this dose. The results shown herein confirm once again that the presence of the A-layers in the MAX phases considerably enhance their irradiation tolerance. Based on these results, and up to 3.4 dpa, Ti3SiC2 remains a promising candidate for high temperature nuclear applications as long as the temperature remains >700 °C.

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  16. Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting in a C2 N Monolayer by C-Site Isoelectronic Substitution.

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    Kishore, M R Ashwin; Ravindran, P

    2017-06-20

    Two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors have shown great promise as efficient photocatalysts for water splitting. Tailoring the band gap and band edge positions are the most crucial steps to further improve the photocatalytic activity of 2D materials. Here, we report an improved photocatalytic water splitting activity in a C2 N monolayer by isoelectronic substitutions at the C-site, based on density functional calculations. Our optical calculations show that the isoelectronic substitutions significantly reduce the band gap of the C2 N monolayer and thus strongly enhance the absorption of visible light, which is consistent with the observed redshift in the optical absorption spectra. Based on the HSE06 functional, the calculated band edge positions of C2-x Six N and C2-x Gex N monolayers are even more favorable than the pristine C2 N monolayer for the overall photocatalytic activity. On the other hand, for the C2-x Snx N monolayer, the conduction band minima is more positive than the oxygen reduction potential and, hence, Sn substitution in C2 N is unfavorable for the water decomposition reaction. In addition, the isoelectronic substitutions improve the separation of e(-) -h(+) pairs, which, in turn, suppress the recombination rate, thereby leading to enhanced photocatalytic activity in this material. Our results imply that Si-, and Ge-substituted C2 N monolayers will be a promising visible-light photocatalysts for water splitting. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. 26 CFR 1.1244(c)-2 - Small business corporation defined.

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  18. 26 CFR 1.1244(c)-2 - Small business corporation defined.

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  19. Negative Coupling as a Mechanism for Signal Propagation between C2 Domains of Synaptotagmin I

    PubMed Central

    Fealey, Michael E.; Gauer, Jacob W.; Kempka, Sarah C.; Miller, Katie; Nayak, Kamakshi; Sutton, R. Bryan; Hinderliter, Anne

    2012-01-01

    Synaptotagmin I (Syt I) is a vesicle-localized protein implicated in sensing the calcium influx that triggers fast synchronous release of neurotransmitter. How Syt I utilizes its two C2 domains to integrate signals and mediate neurotransmission has continued to be a controversial area of research, though prevalent hypotheses favor independent function. Using differential scanning calorimetry and fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy in a thermodynamic denaturation approach, we tested an alternative hypothesis in which both domains interact to cooperatively disseminate binding information. The free energy of stability was determined for C2A, C2B, and C2AB constructs by globally fitting both methods to a two-state model of unfolding. By comparing the additive free energies of C2A and C2B with C2AB, we identified a negative coupling interaction between the C2 domains of Syt I. This interaction not only provides a mechanistic means for propagating signals, but also a possible means for coordinating the molecular events of neurotransmission. PMID:23071627

  20. Mild Binding of Protein to C2 N Monolayer Reveals Its Suitable Biocompatibility.

    PubMed

    Li, Baoyu; Li, Weifeng; Perez-Aguilar, Jose Manuel; Zhou, Ruhong

    2017-03-01

    The development of biocompatible nanomaterials for smart drug delivery and bioimaging has attracted great interest in recent years in biomedical fields. Here, the interaction between the recently reported nitrogenated graphene (C2 N) and a prototypical protein (villin headpiece HP35) utilizing atomistic molecular dynamics simulations is studied. The simulations reveal that HP35 can form a stable binding with the C2 N monolayer. Although the C2 N-HP35 attractive interactions are constantly preserved, the binding strength between C2 N and the protein is mild and does not cause significant distortion in the protein's structural integrity. This intrinsic biofriendly property of native C2 N is distinct from several widely studied nanomaterials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, and MoS2 , which can induce severe protein denaturation. Interestingly, once the protein is adsorbed onto C2 N surface, its transverse migration is highly restricted at the binding sites. This restriction is orchestrated by C2 N's periodic porous structure with negatively charged "holes," where the basic residues-such as lysine-can form stable interactions, thus functioning as "anchor points" in confining the protein displacement. It is suggested that the mild, immobilized protein attraction and biofriendly aspects of C2 N would make it a prospective candidate in bio- and medical-related applications. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. C2 nerve dysfunction associated with C1 lateral mass screw fixation.

    PubMed

    Huang, Da-geng; Hao, Ding-jun; Li, Guang-lin; Guo, Hao; Zhang, Yu-chen; He, Bao-rong

    2014-11-01

    The C1 lateral mass screw technique is widely used for atlantoaxial fixation. However, C2 nerve dysfunction may occur as a complication of this procedure, compromising the quality of life of affected patients. This is a review of the topic of C2 nerve dysfunction associated with C1 lateral mass screw fixation and related research developments. The C2 nerve root is located in the space bordered superiorly by the posterior arch of C1 , inferiorly by the C2 lamina, anteriorly by the lateral atlantoaxial joint capsule, and posteriorly by the anterior edge of the ligamentum flavum. Some surgeons suggest cutting the C2 nerve root during C1 lateral mass screw placement, whereas others prefer to preserve it. The incidence, clinical manifestations, causes, management, and prevention of C2 nerve dysfunction associated with C(1) lateral mass screw fixation are reviewed. Sacrifice of the C2 nerve root carries a high risk of postoperative numbness, whereas postoperative nerve dysfunction can occur when it has been preserved. Many surgeons have been working hard on minimizing the risk of postoperative C2 nerve dysfunction associated with C1 lateral mass screw fixation. © 2014 Chinese Orthopaedic Association and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  2. Fast response dry-type artificial molecular muscles with [c2]daisy chains.

    PubMed

    Iwaso, Kazuhisa; Takashima, Yoshinori; Harada, Akira

    2016-06-01

    Hierarchically organized myosin and actin filaments found in biological systems exhibit contraction and expansion behaviours that produce work and force by consuming chemical energy. Inspired by these naturally occurring examples, we have developed photoresponsive wet- and dry-type molecular actuators built from rotaxane-based compounds known as [c2]daisy chains (specifically, [c2]AzoCD2 hydrogel and [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel). These actuators were prepared via polycondensation between four-armed poly(ethylene glycol) and a [c2]daisy chain based on α-cyclodextrin as the host component and azobenzene as a photoresponsive guest component. The light-induced actuation arises from the sliding motion of the [c2]daisy chain unit. Ultraviolet irradiation caused the gels to bend towards the light source. The response of the [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel, even under dry conditions, is very fast (7° every second), which is 10,800 times faster than the [c2]AzoCD2 hydrogel (7° every 3 h). In addition, the [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel was used as a crane arm to lift an object using ultraviolet irradiation to produce mechanical work.

  3. The molecular basis of ceramide-1-phosphate recognition by C2 domains[S

    PubMed Central

    Ward, Katherine E.; Bhardwaj, Nitin; Vora, Mohsin; Chalfant, Charles E.; Lu, Hui; Stahelin, Robert V.

    2013-01-01

    Group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2α), which harbors an N-terminal lipid binding C2 domain and a C-terminal lipase domain, produces arachidonic acid from the sn-2 position of zwitterionic lipids such as phosphatidylcholine. The C2 domain has been shown to bind zwitterionic lipids, but more recently, the anionic phosphomonoester sphingolipid metabolite ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) has emerged as a potent bioactive lipid with high affinity for a cationic patch in the C2 domain β-groove. To systematically analyze the role that C1P plays in promoting the binding of cPLA2α-C2 to biological membranes, we employed biophysical measurements and cellular translocation studies along with mutagenesis. Biophysical and cellular translocation studies demonstrate that C1P specificity is mediated by Arg59, Arg61, and His62 (an RxRH sequence) in the C2 domain. Computational studies using molecular dynamics simulations confirm the origin of C1P specificity, which results in a spatial shift of the C2 domain upon membrane docking to coordinate the small C1P headgroup. Additionally, the hydroxyl group on the sphingosine backbone plays an important role in the interaction with the C2 domain, further demonstrating the selectivity of the C2 domain for C1P over phosphatidic acid. Taken together, this is the first study demonstrating the molecular origin of C1P recognition. PMID:23277511

  4. C2 after Contact with the Adversary: Execution of Military Operations as Dynamic Decision Making

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    1 16th ICCRTS “Collective C2 in Multinational Civil -Military Operations” C2 after Contact with the Adversary Execution of Military...France. Sterman, J. (1989), Misconceptions of feedbac in dynamic decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Proceses , 43, 301-335

  5. 26 CFR 1.662(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiary.

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  6. 26 CFR 1.662(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiary.

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  7. 26 CFR 1.662(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiary.

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  8. 26 CFR 1.652(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiaries.

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  9. 26 CFR 1.662(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiary.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  10. 26 CFR 1.662(c)-2 - Death of individual beneficiary.

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    2014-04-01

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  11. Draft Genome Sequence of a Tropical Freshwater Cyanobacterium, Limnothrix sp. Strain P13C2

    PubMed Central

    Tan, Boon Fei; Gin, Karina Yew-Hoong

    2016-01-01

    A nonaxenic unialgal culture of Limnothrix sp. strain P13C2 was obtained through multiple subculturing of an inoculum obtained from a tropical freshwater lake. Here, we report the genome of P13C2 of 4.6 Mbp, extracted from the metagenome of this coculture. PMID:27795269

  12. 18 CFR 1c.2 - Prohibition of electric energy market manipulation.

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    2010-04-01

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  13. On the thermodynamic and kinetic investigations of a [c2]daisy chain polymer

    SciTech Connect

    Hmadeh, Mohamad; Fang, Lei; Trabolsi, Ali; Elhabiri, Mourad; Albrecht-Gary, Anne-Marie; Stoddart, J. Fraser

    2010-01-01

    We report a variety of [c2]daisy chain molecules which undergo quantitative, efficient, and fully reversible molecular movements upon the addition of base/acid in organic solvents. Such externally triggered molecular movements can induce the contraction and extension of the [c2]daisy chain molecule as a whole. A linear polymer of such a bistable [c2]daisy chain exerts similar types of movements and can be looked upon as a candidate for the development of artificial muscles. The spectrophotometric investigations of both the monomeric and polymeric bistable [c2]daisy chains, as well as the corresponding model compounds, were performed in MeCN at room temperature, in order to obtain the thermodynamic parameters for these mechanically interlocked molecules. Based on their spectrophotometric and thermodynamic characteristics, kinetic analysis of the acid/base-induced contraction and extension of the [c2]daisy chain monomer and polymer were conducted by employing a stopped-flow technique. These kinetic data suggest that the rates of contraction and extension for these [c2]daisy chain molecules are determined by the thermodynamic stabilities of the corresponding kinetic intermediates. Faster switching rates for both the contraction and extension processes of the polymeric [c2]daisy chain were observed when compared to those of its monomeric counterpart. These kinetic and thermodynamic investigations on [c2]daisy chain-based muscle-like compounds provide important information for those seeking an understanding of the mechanisms of actuation in mechanically interlocked macromolecules.

  14. 1-/sup 11/C-2-deoxy-D-glucose and process for the preparation thereof

    DOEpatents

    MacGregor, R.R.; Wolf, A.P.; Shiue, C.Y.; Wan, C.N.

    1980-02-08

    The novel labelled compound 1-/sup 11/C-2-deoxy-D-glucose, and a process for its preparation from 2,3:4,5-di-O-isopropylidene-D-arabinitol derivatives of relatively high reactivity are disclosed. 1-/sup 11/C-2-deoxy-D-glucose is useful for measuring regional brain glucose metabolism in vivo.

  15. UAS C2 Radio System - Final Phase 1 Development and Testing

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    Kerczewski, Robert; Shalkhauser, Kurt

    2017-01-01

    Phase 1 of the Command and Control Communications (C2) Subproject of NASA's UAS Integration in the National Airspace System Project included the development and testing of prototype C2 radio systems. This information paper provides an overview of the functionality and testing of the fifth and final Phase 1 generation of the prototype radio system.

  16. Structural and electronic studies of metal carbide clusterfullerene Sc2C2@Cs-C72

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    Feng, Yongqiang; Wang, Taishan; Wu, Jingyi; Feng, Lai; Xiang, Junfeng; Ma, Yihan; Zhang, Zhuxia; Jiang, Li; Shu, Chunying; Wang, Chunru

    2013-07-01

    We present a metal carbide clusterfullerene Sc2C2@Cs(10528)-C72, whose structure has been baffling for many years. A motional endohedral Sc2C2 cluster, special molecule geometry and electronic structure were found in Sc2C2@Cs(10528)-C72. The paramagnetic Sc2C2@Cs-C72 anion radical was successfully prepared by a chemical reduction method and hyperfine couplings in the ESR spectrum were observed.We present a metal carbide clusterfullerene Sc2C2@Cs(10528)-C72, whose structure has been baffling for many years. A motional endohedral Sc2C2 cluster, special molecule geometry and electronic structure were found in Sc2C2@Cs(10528)-C72. The paramagnetic Sc2C2@Cs-C72 anion radical was successfully prepared by a chemical reduction method and hyperfine couplings in the ESR spectrum were observed. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Experimental details, HPLC chromatogram, and DFT calculations. CCDC 917712. For ESI and crystallographic data in CIF or other electronic format see DOI: 10.1039/c3nr01739g

  17. Fast response dry-type artificial molecular muscles with [c2]daisy chains

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Iwaso, Kazuhisa; Takashima, Yoshinori; Harada, Akira

    2016-06-01

    Hierarchically organized myosin and actin filaments found in biological systems exhibit contraction and expansion behaviours that produce work and force by consuming chemical energy. Inspired by these naturally occurring examples, we have developed photoresponsive wet- and dry-type molecular actuators built from rotaxane-based compounds known as [c2]daisy chains (specifically, [c2]AzoCD2 hydrogel and [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel). These actuators were prepared via polycondensation between four-armed poly(ethylene glycol) and a [c2]daisy chain based on α-cyclodextrin as the host component and azobenzene as a photoresponsive guest component. The light-induced actuation arises from the sliding motion of the [c2]daisy chain unit. Ultraviolet irradiation caused the gels to bend towards the light source. The response of the [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel, even under dry conditions, is very fast (7° every second), which is 10,800 times faster than the [c2]AzoCD2 hydrogel (7° every 3 h). In addition, the [c2]AzoCD2 xerogel was used as a crane arm to lift an object using ultraviolet irradiation to produce mechanical work.

  18. 26 CFR 1.1244(c)-2 - Small business corporation defined.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 11 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Small business corporation defined. 1.1244(c)-2... § 1.1244(c)-2 Small business corporation defined. (a) In general. A corporation is treated as a small business corporation if it is a domestic corporation that satisfies the requirements described in paragraph...

  19. Differentiation between human ClC-2 and CFTR Cl- channels with pharmacological agents.

    PubMed

    Cuppoletti, John; Chakrabarti, Jayati; Tewari, Kirti P; Malinowska, Danuta H

    2014-09-01

    It has been difficult to separate/identify the roles of ClC-2 and CFTR in Cl(-) transport studies. Using pharmacological agents, we aimed to differentiate functionally between ClC-2 and CFTR Cl(-) channel currents. Effects of CFTR inhibitor 172 (CFTRinh172), N-(4-methylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)urea (DASU-02), and methadone were examined by whole cell patch clamp on Cl(-) currents in recombinant human ClC-2/human embryonic kidney 293 (ClC-2/HEK293) cells stably transformed with Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (hClC-2/293EBNA) and human CFTR/HEK293 (hCFTR/HEK293) cells and by short-circuit current (Isc) measurements in T84 cells. Lubiprostone and forskolin-IBMX were used as activators. CFTRinh172 inhibited forskolin-IBMX-stimulated recombinant human CFTR (hCFTR) and lubiprostone-stimulated recombinant human ClC-2 (hClC-2) Cl(-) currents in a concentration-dependent manner equipotently. DASU-02 inhibited forskolin-IBMX-stimulated Cl(-) currents in hCFTR/HEK293 cells, but not lubiprostone-stimulated Cl(-) currents in hClC-2/293EBNA cells. In T84 cells with basolateral nystatin or 1-ethyl-2-benzimidazolinone (1-EBIO), lubiprostone-stimulated and forskolin-IBMX-cyclosporin A (FICA)-stimulated Isc components were observed. CFTRinh172 inhibited major portions of both components. DASU-02 had no effect on lubiprostone-stimulated Isc but partially inhibited FICA-stimulated Isc. T84 cells in which ClC-2 or CFTR was knocked down using siRNAs were constructed. T84 ClC-2 knockdown cells did not respond to lubiprostone but did respond to forskolin-IBMX in a methadone-insensitive, DASU-02-sensitive manner, indicating CFTR function. T84 CFTR knockdown cells responded separately to lubiprostone and forskolin-IBMX in a methadone-sensitive and DASU-02-insensitive manner, indicating ClC-2 function. Low lubiprostone concentrations activated ClC-2, but not CFTR, and both channels were activated by forskolin-IBMX but have different inhibitor sensitivities. Methadone, but

  20. Simultaneous investigation of cardiac pyruvate dehydrogenase flux, Krebs cycle metabolism and pH, using hyperpolarized [1,2-(13)C2]pyruvate in vivo.

    PubMed

    Chen, Albert P; Hurd, Ralph E; Schroeder, Marie A; Lau, Angus Z; Gu, Yi-ping; Lam, Wilfred W; Barry, Jennifer; Tropp, James; Cunningham, Charles H

    2012-02-01

    (13)C MR spectroscopy studies performed on hearts ex vivo and in vivo following perfusion of prepolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate have shown that changes in pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) flux may be monitored non-invasively. However, to allow investigation of Krebs cycle metabolism, the (13)C label must be placed on the C2 position of pyruvate. Thus, the utilization of either C1 or C2 labeled prepolarized pyruvate as a tracer can only afford a partial view of cardiac pyruvate metabolism in health and disease. If the prepolarized pyruvate molecules were labeled at both C1 and C2 positions, then it would be possible to observe the downstream metabolites that were the results of both PDH flux ((13)CO(2) and H(13)CO(3)(-)) and Krebs cycle flux ([5-(13)C]glutamate) with a single dose of the agent. Cardiac pH could also be monitored in the same experiment, but adequate SNR of the (13)CO(2) resonance may be difficult to obtain in vivo. Using an interleaved selective RF pulse acquisition scheme to improve (13)CO(2) detection, the feasibility of using dual-labeled hyperpolarized [1,2-(13)C(2)]pyruvate as a substrate for dynamic cardiac metabolic MRS studies to allow simultaneous investigation of PDH flux, Krebs cycle flux and pH, was demonstrated in vivo. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  1. Dynamics of laser-ablated carbon plasma: formation of C2 and CN

    SciTech Connect

    Kushwaha, Archana; Thareja, R. K

    2008-11-01

    We report time-resolved imaging of a laser-ablated carbon plasma plume to investigate the expansion dynamics of C2 and CN in an ambient atmosphere of nitrogen gas at various pressures. An attempt is made to locate C2 and CN species in the carbon plasma plume and correlate them with the results of spectroscopic observations. The ablated C2 and CN species decelerate due to collisions with nitrogen gas and are localized in the slower part ({approx}300 ns) of the expanding plume. Further expansion (<700 ns) of the plasma reveals the concentration of C2 species on the periphery of the plume, whereas CN dominates at the core of the plume. However, at times greater than 700 ns, the collisions and recombination processes dominate in the plume and C2 expands slower than CN. The plume dynamics is studied in terms of shock-wave and drag models.

  2. A Summary of Two Recent UAS Command and Control (C2) Communications Feasibility Studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ponchak, Denise S.; Auld, Elisabeth; Church, Gary; Henriksen, Stephen

    2016-01-01

    In Spring of 2015, the NextGen Institute conducted two UAS C2 Communications Feasibility Studies on behalf of the FAA UAS Integration Office to develop two limited UAS C2 operational examples, each involving low-altitude BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) Line of Communication (LOC) UAS applications, as part of assessing the myriad practical UAS C2 deployment challenges associated with these approaches. The studies investigated the feasibility of "Point-to-Point" (PTP) and "Network" approaches to UAS C2 to better understand potential user needs and to explore evolutionary paths to establishing a nation-wide system for delivering UAS C2 communications. This paper will summarize the solicitation, approach and results of the two studies teams led by Aviation Management Associates, Inc. and Exelis Inc.

  3. Development of Multi-pulse Compact Toroid Injector System for C-2U

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    Allfrey, I.; Garate, E.; Morehouse, M.; Roche, T.; Gota, H.; Valentine, T.; Waggoner, W.; Putvinski, S.; Cordero, M.; Asai, T.; Matsumoto, T.; Sekiguchi, J.; the TAE Team

    2015-11-01

    The C-2U experiment aims at sustaining a dynamically formed field reversed configuration (FRC) for 5 + ms via injection of 10 +MW of neutral beams. One of the systems currently used to refuel the C-2U plasma is a single pulse compact toroid injector (CTI). The CTI is a magnetized co-axial plasma gun, which generates a spheromak-like plasma that is injected into the core of the advanced beam-driven FRC of C-2U. In order to refuel the recent long-lived plasmas in C-2U, a multi-pulse CTI system, whose modular design allows for expandable burst numbers, is being designed. Details of the pulsed power systems used to energize the single pulse and the upgraded multi-pulse CTI will be discussed. Results of injector performance carried out on a dedicated test stand as well as some refueling data on C-2U will also be presented.

  4. Magnetism and charge density waves in R NiC2 (R =Ce,Pr,Nd )

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    Kolincio, Kamil K.; Roman, Marta; Winiarski, Michał J.; Strychalska-Nowak, Judyta; Klimczuk, Tomasz

    2017-06-01

    We have compared the magnetic, transport, galvanomagnetic, and specific-heat properties of CeNiC2, PrNiC2, and NdNiC2 to study the interplay between charge density waves (CDW) and magnetism in these compounds. The negative magnetoresistance in NdNiC2 is discussed in terms of the partial destruction of charge density waves and an irreversible phase transition stabilized by the field-induced ferromagnetic transformation is reported. For PrNiC2 we demonstrate that the magnetic field initially weakens the CDW state, due to the Zeeman splitting of conduction bands. However, the Fermi surface nesting is enhanced at a temperature related to the magnetic anomaly.

  5. The transcriptional regulator c2h2 accelerates mushroom formation in Agaricus bisporus.

    PubMed

    Pelkmans, Jordi F; Vos, Aurin M; Scholtmeijer, Karin; Hendrix, Ed; Baars, Johan J P; Gehrmann, Thies; Reinders, Marcel J T; Lugones, Luis G; Wösten, Han A B

    2016-08-01

    The Cys2His2 zinc finger protein gene c2h2 of Schizophyllum commune is involved in mushroom formation. Its inactivation results in a strain that is arrested at the stage of aggregate formation. In this study, the c2h2 orthologue of Agaricus bisporus was over-expressed in this white button mushroom forming basidiomycete using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Morphology, cap expansion rate, and total number and biomass of mushrooms were not affected by over-expression of c2h2. However, yield per day of the c2h2 over-expression strains peaked 1 day earlier. These data and expression analysis indicate that C2H2 impacts timing of mushroom formation at an early stage of development, making its encoding gene a target for breeding of commercial mushroom strains.

  6. Primary structure determination of two cytochromes c2: close similarity to functionally unrelated mitochondrial cytochrome C.

    PubMed Central

    Ambler, R P; Meyer, T E; Kamen, M D

    1976-01-01

    The amino-acid sequences of the cytochromes c2 from the photosynthetic non-sulfur purple bacteria Rhodomicrobium vannielii and Rhodopseudomonas viridis have been determined. Only a single residue deletion (at position 11 in horse cytochrome c) is necessary to align the sequences with those of mitochondrial cytochromes c. The overall sequence similarity between these cytochromes c2 and mitochondrial cytochromes c is closer than that between mitochondrial cytochromes c and the other cytochromes c2 of known sequence, and in the latter multiple insertions and deletions must be postulated before a match can be obtained. Nevertheless, these two cytochromes c2 show no better reactivity with the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase than do the less well-matched cytochromes c2. The bearing of these findings on possible evolutionary relationship between mitochondria and prokaryotes is discussed. PMID:174109

  7. Compression Myelopathy due to Proliferative Changes around C2 Pars Defects without Instability

    PubMed Central

    Kimura, Tetsuya; Tezuka, Fumitake; Abe, Mitsunobu; Yamashita, Kazuta; Takata, Yoichiro; Higashino, Kosaku; Sairyo, Koichi

    2016-01-01

    We report a case with compression myelopathy due to proliferative changes around the C2 pars defects without instability. A 69-year-old man presented with progressive clumsy hands and spastic gait. Plain radiographs showed bilateral spondylolysis (pars defects) at C2 and fusion between C2 and C3 spinous processes. Dynamic views revealed mobility through the pars defects, but there was no apparent instability. Computed tomography showed proliferative changes at the pars defects, which protruded into spinal canal. On magnetic resonance imaging, the spinal cord was compressed and intramedullary high signal change was found. A diagnosis of compression myelopathy due to proliferative changes around the C2 pars defects was made. We performed posterior decompression. Postoperatively, symptoms have been alleviated and images revealed sufficient decompression and no apparent instability. In patients with the cervical spondylolysis, myelopathy caused by instability or slippage have been periodically reported. The present case involving C2 spondylolysis is extremely rare. PMID:27340539

  8. Calculational and Experimental Investigations of the Pressure Effects on Radical - Radical Cross Combinations Reactions: C2H5 + C2H3

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fahr, Askar; Halpern, Joshua B.; Tardy, Dwight C.

    2007-01-01

    Pressure-dependent product yields have been experimentally determined for the cross-radical reaction C2H5 + C2H3. These results have been extended by calculations. It is shown that the chemically activated combination adduct, 1-C4H8*, is either stabilized by bimolecular collisions or subject to a variety of unimolecular reactions including cyclizations and decompositions. Therefore the "apparent" combination/disproportionation ratio exhibits a complex pressure dependence. The experimental studies were performed at 298 K and at selected pressures between about 4 Torr (0.5 kPa) and 760 Torr (101 kPa). Ethyl and vinyl radicals were simultaneously produced by 193 nm excimer laser photolysis of C2H5COC2H3 or photolysis of C2H3Br and C2H5COC2H5. Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry/flame ionization detection (GC/MS/FID) were used to identify and quantify the final reaction products. The major combination reactions at pressures between 500 (66.5 kPa) and 760 Torr are (1c) C2H5 + C2H3 yields 1-butene, (2c) C2H5 + C2H5 yields n-butane, and (3c) C2H3 + C2H3 yields 1,3-butadiene. The major products of the disproportionation reactions are ethane, ethylene, and acetylene. At moderate and lower pressures, secondary products, including propene, propane, isobutene, 2-butene (cis and trans), 1-pentene, 1,4-pentadiene, and 1,5-hexadiene are also observed. Two isomers of C4H6, cyclobutene and/or 1,2-butadiene, were also among the likely products. The pressure-dependent yield of the cross-combination product, 1-butene, was compared to the yield of n-butane, the combination product of reaction (2c), which was found to be independent of pressure over the range of this study. The [ 1-C4H8]/[C4H10] ratio was reduced from approx.1.2 at 760 Torr (101 kPa) to approx.0.5 at 100 Torr (13.3 kPa) and approx.0.1 at pressures lower than about 5 Torr (approx.0.7 kPa). Electronic structure and RRKM calculations were used to simulate both unimolecular and bimolecular processes. The relative importance

  9. Calculational and Experimental Investigations of the Pressure Effects on Radical - Radical Cross Combinations Reactions: C2H5 + C2H3

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    Fahr, Askar; Halpern, Joshua B.; Tardy, Dwight C.

    2007-01-01

    Pressure-dependent product yields have been experimentally determined for the cross-radical reaction C2H5 + C2H3. These results have been extended by calculations. It is shown that the chemically activated combination adduct, 1-C4H8*, is either stabilized by bimolecular collisions or subject to a variety of unimolecular reactions including cyclizations and decompositions. Therefore the "apparent" combination/disproportionation ratio exhibits a complex pressure dependence. The experimental studies were performed at 298 K and at selected pressures between about 4 Torr (0.5 kPa) and 760 Torr (101 kPa). Ethyl and vinyl radicals were simultaneously produced by 193 nm excimer laser photolysis of C2H5COC2H3 or photolysis of C2H3Br and C2H5COC2H5. Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry/flame ionization detection (GC/MS/FID) were used to identify and quantify the final reaction products. The major combination reactions at pressures between 500 (66.5 kPa) and 760 Torr are (1c) C2H5 + C2H3 yields 1-butene, (2c) C2H5 + C2H5 yields n-butane, and (3c) C2H3 + C2H3 yields 1,3-butadiene. The major products of the disproportionation reactions are ethane, ethylene, and acetylene. At moderate and lower pressures, secondary products, including propene, propane, isobutene, 2-butene (cis and trans), 1-pentene, 1,4-pentadiene, and 1,5-hexadiene are also observed. Two isomers of C4H6, cyclobutene and/or 1,2-butadiene, were also among the likely products. The pressure-dependent yield of the cross-combination product, 1-butene, was compared to the yield of n-butane, the combination product of reaction (2c), which was found to be independent of pressure over the range of this study. The [ 1-C4H8]/[C4H10] ratio was reduced from approx.1.2 at 760 Torr (101 kPa) to approx.0.5 at 100 Torr (13.3 kPa) and approx.0.1 at pressures lower than about 5 Torr (approx.0.7 kPa). Electronic structure and RRKM calculations were used to simulate both unimolecular and bimolecular processes. The relative importance

  10. Molecular Evolutionary Constraints that Determine the Avirulence State of Clostridium botulinum C2 Toxin.

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    Prisilla, A; Prathiviraj, R; Chellapandi, P

    2017-04-05

    Clostridium botulinum (group-III) is an anaerobic bacterium producing C2 toxin along with botulinum neurotoxins. C2 toxin is belonged to binary toxin A family in bacterial ADP-ribosylation superfamily. A structural and functional diversity of binary toxin A family was inferred from different evolutionary constraints to determine the avirulence state of C2 toxin. Evolutionary genetic analyses revealed evidence of C2 toxin cluster evolution through horizontal gene transfer from the phage or plasmid origins, site-specific insertion by gene divergence, and homologous recombination event. It has also described that residue in conserved NAD-binding core, family-specific domain structure, and functional motifs found to predetermine its virulence state. Any mutational changes in these residues destabilized its structure-function relationship. Avirulent mutants of C2 toxin were screened and selected from a crucial site required for catalytic function of C2I and pore-forming function of C2II. We found coevolved amino acid pairs contributing an essential role in stabilization of its local structural environment. Avirulent toxins selected in this study were evaluated by detecting evolutionary constraints in stability of protein backbone structure, folding and conformational dynamic space, and antigenic peptides. We found 4 avirulent mutants of C2I and 5 mutants of C2II showing more stability in their local structural environment and backbone structure with rapid fold rate, and low conformational flexibility at mutated sites. Since, evolutionary constraints-free mutants with lack of catalytic and pore-forming function suggested as potential immunogenic candidates for treating C. botulinum infected poultry and veterinary animals. Single amino acid substitution in C2 toxin thus provides a major importance to understand its structure-function link, not only of a molecule but also of the pathogenesis.

  11. Fluorescence Excitation Model And Mixing Ratios Of Ethylene (C2H4) In Comets

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    Kobayashi, Hitomi; Kawakita, H.

    2010-10-01

    In the last decade, some kinds of organic volatiles in cometary comae have been observed by the high-dispersion spectroscopic observations of comets in near-infrared region. One of interesting characters of cometary ices is the existence of abundant ethane (C2H6) relative to methane (CH4), even though ethane could not be formed by gas phase reactions only. Formation reactions of ethane in the early solar nebula (or in the pre-solar molecular cloud) are thought as the hydrogen addition reactions to acetylene on the cold grains (e.g., C2H2 -> C2H3 -> C2H4 -> C2H5 -> C2H6). However, it is reported that ethane could be formed by the dimerization of CH3 in CH4-rich ice by irradiation of energetic protons (Hadson and Moore, 1997). So the existence of ethylene (C2H4) is a key to distinguish these hypothesizes. The abundance of C2H4 is clue to contribution of C2H6 formation by hydrogen addition reactions. If we can confirm the existence of ethylene, conversion efficiency from acetylene to ethane and ethylene would provide clear view to the hydrogen addition reactions in the early solar nebula or in the pre-solar molecular cloud, because H atom can stick on cold grains under low temperature conditions (< 20 K) only. However, fluorescence excitation model for ethylene in comets have never been proposed to date. In this work, we will present the fluorescence excitation model of ethylene and we will determine C2H4/H2O ratios (or its upper limits) for the comets in our database.

  12. Cometary implications of recent laboratory experiments on the photochemistry of the C2H and C3H2 radicals

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    Jackson, William M.; Bao, Yihan; Urdahl, Randall S.; Song, Xueyu; Gosine, Jai; Lu, Chi

    1992-01-01

    Recent laboratory results on the photodissociation of the C2H and C3H2 radicals are described. These studies show that the C2 and C3 radicals are produced by the 193 nm photolysis of the C2H and C3H2 radicals, respectively. The quantum state distributions that were determined for the C2 radicals put certain constraints on the initial conditions for any models of the observed C2 cometary spectra. Experimental observations of C2 formed by the 212.8 nm photolysis of C2H are used to calculate a range of photochemical lifetimes for the C2H radical.

  13. Inoculation of Phaseolus vulgaris with the nodule-endophyte Agrobacterium sp. 10C2 affects richness and structure of rhizosphere bacterial communities and enhances nodulation and growth.

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    Chihaoui, Saif-Allah; Trabelsi, Darine; Jdey, Ahmed; Mhadhbi, Haythem; Mhamdi, Ridha

    2015-08-01

    Agrobacterium sp. 10C2 is a nonpathogenic and non-symbiotic nodule-endophyte strain isolated from root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris. The effect of this strain on nodulation, plant growth and rhizosphere bacterial communities of P. vulgaris is investigated under seminatural conditions. Inoculation with strain 10C2 induced an increase in nodule number (+54 %) and plant biomass (+16 %). Grains also showed a significant increase in phosphorus (+53 %), polyphenols (+217 %), flavonoids (+62 %) and total antioxidant capacity (+82 %). The effect of strain 10C2 on bacterial communities was monitored using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes. When the initial soil was inoculated with strain 10C2 and left 15 days, the Agrobacterium strain did not affect TRF richness but changed structure. When common bean was sown in these soils and cultivated during 75 days, both TRF richness and structure were affected by strain 10C2. TRF richness increased in the rhizosphere soil, while it decreased in the bulk soil (root free). The taxonomic assignation of TRFs induced by strain 10C2 in the bean rhizosphere revealed the presence of four phyla (Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria) with a relative preponderance of Firmicutes, represented mainly by Bacillus species. Some of these taxa (i.e., Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus senegalensis, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus firmus and Paenibacillus koreensis) are particularly known for their plant growth-promoting potentialities. These results suggest that the beneficial effects of strain 10C2 observed on plant growth and grain quality are explained at least in part by the indirect effect through the promotion of beneficial microorganisms.

  14. Role of direct exchange and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions in magnetic properties of graphene derivatives: C2F and C2H

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    Mazurenko, V. V.; Rudenko, A. N.; Nikolaev, S. A.; Medvedeva, D. S.; Lichtenstein, A. I.; Katsnelson, M. I.

    2016-12-01

    According to Lieb's theorem the ferromagnetic interaction in graphene-based materials with bipartite lattice is a result of disbalance between the number of sites available for pz electrons in different sublattices. Here we report on another mechanism of the ferromagnetism in functionalized graphene that is the direct exchange interaction between spin orbitals. By the example of the single-side semihydrogenated (C2H ) and semifluorinated (C2F ) graphene we show that such a coupling can partially or even fully compensate antiferromagnetic character of indirect exchange interactions reported earlier [Phys. Rev. B 88, 081405(R) (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.081405]. As a result, C2H is found to be a two-dimensional material with the isotropic ferromagnetic interaction and negligibly small magnetic anisotropy, which prevents the formation of the long-range magnetic order at finite temperature in accordance with the Mermin-Wagner theorem. This gives a rare example of a system where direct exchange interactions play a crucial role in determining a magnetic structure. In turn, C2F is found to be at the threshold of the antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic instability, which in combination with the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction can lead to a skyrmion state.

  15. Heliocentric distance dependencies of the C2 lifetime and C2 parent production rate in comet P/Brorsen-Metcalf (1989o)

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    Lazzarin, M.; Tozzi, Giau Paolo; Barbieri, C.; Festou, Michel C.

    1992-01-01

    Comet P/Brorsen-Metcalf (1989o) has been extensively observed in the visible and in the ultraviolet during its latest apparition of summer 1989. In this paper we report a preliminary determination of the C2 production rates and lifetimes and we compare those rates to the H2O production rates obtained from UV data.

  16. The influence of structural defects on the adsorption of simple molecules (H 2, C 2H 2, C 2H 4, C 2H 6, CO, NO) on rhenium single crystals

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    Ducros, R.; Housley, M.; Piquard, G.; Alnot, M.

    1981-07-01

    Using Thermal Programmed Desorption (TPD), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) we have studied the adsorption of hydrogen-containing molecules (H 2, C 2H 2, C 2H 4, C 2H 6) and oxygen-containing molecules (CO and NO) on two vicinal planes of the Re(0001) surface. The two surfaces are designated thus: ReS ¦14(0001)(101¯1)¦, ReS |6(0001)(167¯1) | . The structural defects have little effect on the adsorption of hydrogen and the hydrocarbons. They are more influential in the case of the oxygen-containing molecules. This is particularly true for CO; on the kink sites the CO molecules can completely dissociate whereas only a partial dissociation is possible on the steps. These results should be viewed in relation to the strong bond energy between carbon and oxygen in a CO molecule of 256 kcal/mole and the great affinity of oxygen for rhenium; ERe- O = 127 kcal/mole.

  17. Structural characterization of (C2H2)1-6+ cluster ions by vibrational predissociation spectroscopy

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    Relph, Rachael A.; Bopp, Joseph C.; Roscioli, Joseph R.; Johnson, Mark A.

    2009-09-01

    Vibrational predissociation spectra are reported for the cationic acetylene clusters, (C2H2)n+, n =1-6, in the region of the C-H stretching fundamentals. For n =1 and 2, predissociation could only be observed for the Ar-tagged clusters. These were prepared by charge-transfer collisions of Ark+ with C2H2 to create C2H2+ṡArm clusters, which were then converted into larger members of the (C2H2)n+ṡAr series by sequential addition of acetylene molecules. The (C2H2)2+ṡAr spectrum indicates that this species is predominantly present as the cyclobutadiene cation. Although mobility measurements on the electron-impact-generated (C2H2)3+ ion indicated that it primarily occurs as the benzene cation, [P. O. Momoh, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 12408 (2006)] photofragmentation of (C2H2)3+ṡAr in the C-H stretching region is dominated by the loss of C2H2 in addition to the weakly bound Ar atom. This suggests that the dominant n =3 species formed by sequential addition of C2H2 is based on a covalently bound C4H4+ core ion. Interestingly, the spectrum of this core C4H4+ species is different from that found for the cyclobutadiene cation, displaying instead a new band pattern that is retained in the higher (C2H2)3-6+ clusters. Multiple isomers are clearly involved, as yet another pattern of bands is recovered when the (C2H2)3+ṡAr action spectrum is recorded in the (minor) Ar loss fragmentation channel. One of these features does appear in the location of the single band characteristic of the Ar-tagged benzene cation reported earlier [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 24 (2002)], supporting a scenario where the benzene cation is one of the isomers present. We then compare the Ar predissociation results with (C2H2)n+ spectra obtained when the ions are prepared by electron impact ionization of neutral acetylene clusters. The photofragmentation behavior and vibrational spectra indicate that the dominant species formed in this way also occur with a covalently bound C4H4+ core. There are

  18. Force limited random vibration testing: the computation of the semi-empirical constant $C(2) $ C 2 for a real test article and unknown supporting structure

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    Wijker, J. J.; Ellenbroek, M. H. M.; Boer, A. de

    2015-09-01

    To prevent over-testing of the test-item during random vibration testing Scharton proposed and discussed the force limited random vibration testing (FLVT) in a number of publications. Besides the random vibration specification, the total mass and the turn-over frequency of the test article (load), C^2 is a very important parameter for FLVT. A number of computational methods to estimate C^2 are described in the literature, i.e. the simple and the complex two degree of freedom system, STDFS and CTDFS, respectively. The motivation of this work is to evaluate the method for the computation of a realistic value of C^2 to perform a representative random vibration test based on force limitation, when the description of the supporting structure (source) is more or less unknown. Marchand discussed the formal description of obtaining C^2, using the maximum PSD of the acceleration and maximum PSD of the force, both at the interface between test article and supporting structure. Stevens presented the coupled systems modal approach (CSMA), where simplified asparagus patch models (parallel-oscillator representation) of load and source are connected. The asparagus patch model consists of modal effective masses and spring stiffnesses associated with the natural frequencies. When the random acceleration vibration specification is given the CSMA method is suitable to compute the value of the parameter C^2. When no mathematical model of the source can be made available, estimations of the value C^2 can be find in literature. In this paper a probabilistic mathematical representation of the unknown source is proposed, such that the asparagus patch model of the source can be approximated. The chosen probabilistic design parameters have a uniform distribution. The computation of the value C^2 can be done in conjunction with the CSMA method, knowing the apparent mass of the load and the random acceleration specification at the interface between load and source, respectively. Data of two

  19. Hot Corrosion Behavior of Bare, Cr3C2-(NiCr) and Cr3C2-(NiCr) + 0.2wt.%Zr Coated SuperNi 718 at 900 °C

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    Mudgal, Deepa; Singh, Surendra; Prakash, Satya

    2015-01-01

    Corrosion in incinerators, power plants, and chemical industries are frequently encountered due to the presence of salts containing sodium, sulphur, and chlorine. To obviate this problem, bare and coated alloys were tested under environments simulating the conditions present inside incinerators and power plants. 0.2 wt.% zirconium powder was incorporated in the Cr3C2-(NiCr) coating powder. The original powder and Zr containing powder was sprayed on Superni 718 alloy by D-gun technique. The bare and coated alloys were tested under Na2SO4 + K2SO4 + NaCl + KCl and Na2SO4 + NaCl environment. The corrosion rate of specimens was monitored using weight change measurements. Characterization of the corrosion products has been done using FE-SEM/EDS and XRD techniques. Bare and coated alloys showed very good corrosion resistance under given molten salt environments. Addition of 0.2wt.%Zr in Cr3C2-25%(NiCr) coating further greatly reduced the oxidation rate as well as improved the adherence of oxide scale to the coating surface during the time of corrosion.

  20. Trends and variations in CO, C2H6, and HCN in the Southern Hemisphere point to the declining anthropogenic emissions of CO and C2H6

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    Zeng, G.; Wood, S. W.; Morgenstern, O.; Jones, N. B.; Robinson, J.; Smale, D.

    2012-08-01

    We analyse the carbon monoxide (CO), ethane (C2H6) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) partial columns (from the ground to 12 km) derived from measurements by ground-based solar Fourier Transform Spectroscopy at Lauder, New Zealand (45° S, 170° E), and at Arrival Heights, Antarctica (78° S, 167° E), from 1997 to 2009. Significant negative trends are calculated for all species at both locations, based on the daily-mean observed time series, namely CO (-0.94 ± 0.47% yr-1), C2H6 (-2.37 ± 1.18% yr-1) and HCN (-0.93 ± 0.47% yr-1) at Lauder and CO (-0.92 ± 0.46% yr-1), C2H6 (-2.82 ± 1.37% yr-1) and HCN (-1.41 ± 0.71% yr-1) at Arrival Heights. The uncertainties reflect the 95% confidence limits. However, the magnitudes of the trends are influenced by the anomaly associated with the 1997-1998 El Niño Southern Oscillation event at the beginning of the time series reported. We calculate trends for each month from 1997 to 2009 and find negative trends for all months. The largest monthly trends of CO and C2H6 at Lauder, and to a lesser degree at Arrival Heights, occur during austral spring during the Southern Hemisphere tropical and subtropical biomass burning period. For HCN, the largest monthly trends occur in July and August at Lauder and around November at Arrival Heights. The correlations between CO and C2H6 and between CO and HCN at Lauder in September to November, when the biomass burning maximizes, are significantly larger that those in other seasons. A tropospheric chemistry-climate model is used to simulate CO, C2H6, and HCN partial columns for the period of 1997-2009, using interannually varying biomass burning emissions from GFED3 and annually periodic but seasonally varying emissions from both biogenic and anthropogenic sources. The model-simulated partial columns of these species compare well with the measured partial columns and the model accurately reproduces seasonal cycles of all three species at both locations. However, while the model satisfactorily

  1. Vibrational properties of Ti3C2 and Ti3C2T2 (T = O, F, OH) monosheets by first-principles calculations: a comparative study.

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    Hu, Tao; Wang, Jiemin; Zhang, Hui; Li, Zhaojin; Hu, Minmin; Wang, Xiaohui

    2015-04-21

    We present a comparative study on the static and dynamical properties of bare Ti3C2 and T-terminated Ti3C2T2 (T = O, F, OH) monosheets using density functional theory calculations. First, the crystal structures are optimized to be of trigonal configurations (P3[combining macron]m1), which are thermodynamically and dynamically stable. It is demonstrated that the terminations modulate the crystal structures through valence electron density redistribution of the atoms, particularly surface Ti (Ti2) in the monosheets. Second, lattice dynamical properties including phonon dispersion and partial density of states (PDOS) are investigated. Phonon PDOS analysis shows a clear collaborative feature in the vibrations, reflecting the covalent nature of corresponding bonds in the monosheets. In the bare Ti3C2 monosheet, there is a phonon band gap between 400 and 500 cm(-1), while it disappears in Ti3C2O2 and Ti3C2(OH)2 as the vibrations associated with the terminal atoms (O and OH) bridge the gap. Third, both Raman (Eg and A1g) and infrared-active (Eu and A2u) vibrational modes are predicted and conclusively assigned. A comparative study indicates that the terminal atoms remarkably influence the vibrational frequencies. Generally, the terminal atoms weaken the vibrations in which surface Ti atoms are involved while strengthening the out-of-plane vibration of C atoms. Temperature-dependent micro Raman measurements agree with the theoretical prediction if the complexity in the experimentally obtained lamellae for the Raman study is taken into account.

  2. CN and C2 vibrational spectra analysis in molecular LIBS of organic materials

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    Mousavi, S. J.; Hemati Farsani, M.; Darbani, S. M. R.; Mousaviazar, A.; Soltanolkotabi, M.; Eslami Majd, A.

    2016-05-01

    With the objective of investigation of the influence of molecular structure on CN violet and C2 Swan bands system spectra, plasma emissions from different organic materials, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic carboxylic acid, aliphatic carboxylic acid, amides and polymers, have been analyzed by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique in air. To evaluate the influence of N2 and O2 molecules concentration on the CN and C2 molecular emissions, LIB spectra of four different samples have been recorded in air (approximately 80 % N2 and 20 % O2), nitrogen, oxygen and argon atmospheres. Experimental results indicate that the main reason for the absence of C2 emission in LIB spectra of samples which do not contain C-C bonds, when measurements were taken in air, is the presence of oxygen which could potentially deplete C2 emission rather than the absence of C-C bonds in their structure. Also, comparisons between experiment and theory spectra are made using a Nelder-Mead temperature program for CN and C2 bands with the ∆ν = 0 sequences from LIB spectra of different samples in various atmospheres. Furthermore, CN and C2 vibrational temperatures in Kelvin (K) are calculated from these spectral fittings. Both CN and C2 vibrational temperatures have highest values in argon atmosphere, and increasing the oxygen concentration in ambient atmosphere decreased those in most cases.

  3. Pharmaceutical Activation or Genetic Absence of ClC-2 Alters Tight Junctions During Experimental Colitis.

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    Jin, Younggeon; Pridgen, Tiffany A; Blikslager, Anthony T

    2015-12-01

    We have previously reported that the ClC-2 chloride channel has an important role in regulation of tight junction barrier function during experimental colitis, and the pharmaceutical ClC-2 activator lubiprostone initiates intestinal barrier repair in ischemic-injured intestine. Thus, we hypothesized that pharmaceutical ClC-2 activation would have a protective and therapeutic effect in murine models of colitis, which would be absent in ClC-2 mice. We administered lubiprostone to wild-type or ClC-2 mice with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) or 2, 4, 5-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis. We determined the severity of colitis and assessed intestinal permeability. Selected tight junction proteins were analyzed by Western blotting and immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy, whereas proliferative and differentiated cells were examined with special staining and immunohistochemistry. Oral preventive or therapeutic administration of lubiprostone significantly reduced the severity of colitis and reduced intestinal permeability in both DSS and trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis. Preventive treatment with lubiprostone induced significant recovery of the expression and distribution of selected sealing tight junction proteins in mice with DSS-induced colitis. In addition, lubiprostone reduced crypt proliferation and increased the number of differentiated epithelial cells. Alternatively, when lubiprostone was administered to ClC-2 mice, the protective effect against DSS colitis was limited. This study suggests a central role for ClC-2 in restoration of barrier function and tight junction architecture in experimental murine colitis, which can be therapeutically targeted with lubiprostone.

  4. Resveratrol inhibits doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity via sirtuin 1 activation in H9c2 cardiomyocytes.

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    Liu, Mi-Hua; Shan, Jian; Li, Jian; Zhang, Yuan; Lin, Xiao-Long

    2016-08-01

    Doxorubicin (DOX) is an efficient drug used in cancer therapy; however, it can induce severe cytotoxicity, which limits its clinical application. In the present study, the effects of resveratrol (RES) on sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activation in mediating DOX-induced cytotoxicity in H9c2 cardiac cells was investigated. H9c2 cells were exposed to 5 µM DOX for 24 h to establish a model of DOX cardiotoxicity. Apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes was assessed using the MTT assay and Hoechst nuclear staining. The results demonstrated that pretreating H9c2 cells with RES prior to the exposure of DOX resulted in increased cell viability and a decreased quantity of apoptotic cells. Western blot analysis demonstrated that DOX decreased the expression level of SIRT1. These effects were significantly alleviated by co-treatment with RES. In addition, the results demonstrated that DOX administration amplified forkhead box O1 (FoxO1) and P53 expression levels in H9c2 cells. RES was also found to protect against DOX-induced increases of FoxO1 and P53 expression levels in H9c2 cells. Furthermore, the protective effects of RES were arrested by the SIRT1 inhibitor nicotinamide. In conclusion, the results demonstrated that RES protected H9c2 cells against DOX-induced injuries via SIRT1 activation.

  5. Synthesis and electrochemical performance of Ti3C2Tx with hydrothermal process

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    Wang, Libo; Zhang, Heng; Wang, Bo; Shen, Changjie; Zhang, Chuanxiang; Hu, Qianku; Zhou, Aiguo; Liu, Baozhong

    2016-09-01

    In this study, a simple hydrothermal method has been developed to prepare Ti3C2Tx from Ti3AlC2 as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors. This method is environmentally friendly and has a low level of danger. The morphology and structure of the Ti3C2Tx can be controlled by hydrothermal reaction time, temperature and NH4F amounts. The prepared Ti3C2Tx was characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Brunauer-Emmet-Teller. The results show that the prepared Ti3C2Tx is terminated by O, OH, and F groups. The electrochemical properties of the Ti3C2Tx sample exhibit specific capacitance up to 141 Fcm-3 in 3 M KOH aqueous electrolyte, and even after 1000 cycles, no significant degradation of the volumetric capacitance was observed. These results indicate that the Ti3C2Tx material prepared by this hydrothermal method can be used in high performance supercapacitors.

  6. Hypovalency--a kinetic-energy density description of a 4c-2e bond.

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    Jacobsen, Heiko

    2009-06-07

    A bond descriptor based on the kinetic energy density, the localized-orbital locator (LOL), is used to characterize the nature of the chemical bond in electron deficient multi-center bonds. The boranes B(2)H(6), B(4)H(4), B(4)H(10), [B(6)H(6)](2-), and [B(6)H(7)](-) serve as prototypical examples of hypovalent 3c-2e and 4c-2e bonding. The kinetic energy density is derived from a set of Kohn-Sham orbitals obtained from pure density functional calculations (PBE/TZVP), and the topology of LOL is analyzed in terms of (3,-3) attractors (Gamma). The B-B-B and B-H-B 3c-2e, and the B-B-H-B 4c-2e bonding situations are defined by their own characteristic LOL profiles. The presence of one attractor in relation to the three or four atoms that are engaged in electron deficient bonding provides sufficient indication of the type of 3c-2e or 4c-2e bond present. For the 4c-2e bond in [B(6)H(7)](-) the LOL analysis is compared to results from an experimental QTAIM study.

  7. Bonding-restricted structure search for novel 2D materials with dispersed C2 dimers

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    Zhang, Cunzhi; Zhang, Shunhong; Wang, Qian

    2016-01-01

    Currently, the available algorithms for unbiased structure searches are primarily atom-based, where atoms are manipulated as the elementary units, and energy is used as the target function without any restrictions on the bonding of atoms. In fact, in many cases such as nanostructure-assembled materials, the structural units are nanoclusters. We report a study of a bonding-restricted structure search method based on the particle swarm optimization (PSO) for finding the stable structures of two-dimensional (2D) materials containing dispersed C2 dimers rather than individual C atoms. The C2 dimer can be considered as a prototype of nanoclusters. Taking Si-C, B-C and Ti-C systems as test cases, our method combined with density functional theory and phonon calculations uncover new ground state geometrical structures for SiC2, Si2C2, BC2, B2C2, TiC2, and Ti2C2 sheets and their low-lying energy allotropes, as well as their electronic structures. Equally important, this method can be applied to other complex systems even containing f elements and other molecular dimers such as S2, N2, B2 and Si2, where the complex orbital orientations require extensive search for finding the optimal orientations to maximize the bonding with the dimers, predicting new 2D materials beyond MXenes (a family of transition metal carbides or nitrides) and dichalcogenide monolayers. PMID:27403589

  8. Bonding-restricted structure search for novel 2D materials with dispersed C2 dimers.

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    Zhang, Cunzhi; Zhang, Shunhong; Wang, Qian

    2016-07-12

    Currently, the available algorithms for unbiased structure searches are primarily atom-based, where atoms are manipulated as the elementary units, and energy is used as the target function without any restrictions on the bonding of atoms. In fact, in many cases such as nanostructure-assembled materials, the structural units are nanoclusters. We report a study of a bonding-restricted structure search method based on the particle swarm optimization (PSO) for finding the stable structures of two-dimensional (2D) materials containing dispersed C2 dimers rather than individual C atoms. The C2 dimer can be considered as a prototype of nanoclusters. Taking Si-C, B-C and Ti-C systems as test cases, our method combined with density functional theory and phonon calculations uncover new ground state geometrical structures for SiC2, Si2C2, BC2, B2C2, TiC2, and Ti2C2 sheets and their low-lying energy allotropes, as well as their electronic structures. Equally important, this method can be applied to other complex systems even containing f elements and other molecular dimers such as S2, N2, B2 and Si2, where the complex orbital orientations require extensive search for finding the optimal orientations to maximize the bonding with the dimers, predicting new 2D materials beyond MXenes (a family of transition metal carbides or nitrides) and dichalcogenide monolayers.

  9. Bonding-restricted structure search for novel 2D materials with dispersed C2 dimers

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    Zhang, Cunzhi; Zhang, Shunhong; Wang, Qian

    2016-07-01

    Currently, the available algorithms for unbiased structure searches are primarily atom-based, where atoms are manipulated as the elementary units, and energy is used as the target function without any restrictions on the bonding of atoms. In fact, in many cases such as nanostructure-assembled materials, the structural units are nanoclusters. We report a study of a bonding-restricted structure search method based on the particle swarm optimization (PSO) for finding the stable structures of two-dimensional (2D) materials containing dispersed C2 dimers rather than individual C atoms. The C2 dimer can be considered as a prototype of nanoclusters. Taking Si-C, B-C and Ti-C systems as test cases, our method combined with density functional theory and phonon calculations uncover new ground state geometrical structures for SiC2, Si2C2, BC2, B2C2, TiC2, and Ti2C2 sheets and their low-lying energy allotropes, as well as their electronic structures. Equally important, this method can be applied to other complex systems even containing f elements and other molecular dimers such as S2, N2, B2 and Si2, where the complex orbital orientations require extensive search for finding the optimal orientations to maximize the bonding with the dimers, predicting new 2D materials beyond MXenes (a family of transition metal carbides or nitrides) and dichalcogenide monolayers.

  10. NFI-C2 temporal-spatial expression and cellular localization pattern during tooth formation.

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    Lamani, Ejvis; Gluhak-Heinrich, Jelica; MacDougall, Mary

    2015-12-01

    Currently, little is known regarding critical signaling pathways during later stages of tooth development, especially those associated with root formation. Nfi-c null mice, lacking molar roots, have implicated the transcription factor NFI-C as having an essential role in root development. Previously, we identified three NFI-C isoforms expressed in dental tissues with NFI-C2 being the major transcript. However, the expression pattern of the NFI-C2 protein is not characterized. In this study we performed in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry using isoform specific probes. We show the production of a NFI-C2 peptide antibody, its characterization, the temporal-spatial expression pattern of the NFI-C2 protein during odontogenesis and sub-cellular localization in dental cells. Moderate NFI-C2 staining, as early as bud stage, was detected mostly in the condensing dental ectomesenchyme. This staining intensified within the dental pulp at later stages culminating in high expression in the dentin producing odontoblasts. The dental epithelium showed slight staining until cytodifferentiation of enamel organ into ameloblasts and stratum intermedium. During root formation NFI-C2 expression was high in the Hertwig's epithelial root sheath and later was found in the fully developed root and its supporting tissues. NFI-C2 cellular staining was cytosolic, associated with the Golgi, and nuclear. These data suggest a broader role for NFI-C during tooth formation than limited to root and periodontal ligament development. © 2015 Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists.

  11. The infrared spectrum of the Ne-C2D2 complex.

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    Moazzen-Ahmadi, N; McKellar, A R W; Fernández, Berta; Farrelly, David

    2015-11-28

    Infrared spectra of Ne-C2D2 are observed in the region of the ν3 fundamental band (asymmetric C-D stretch, ≈2440 cm(-1)) using a tunable optical parametric oscillator to probe a pulsed supersonic slit jet expansion from a cooled nozzle. Like helium-acetylene, this system lies close to the free rotor limit, making analysis tricky because stronger transitions tend to pile up close to monomer (C2D2) rotation-vibration transitions. Assignments are aided by predicted rotational energies calculated from a published ab initio intermolecular potential energy surface. The analysis extends up to the j = 3←2 band, where j labels C2D2 rotation within the dimer, and is much more complete than the limited infrared assignments previously reported for Ne-C2H2 and Ne-C2HD. Two previous microwave transitions within the j = 1 state of Ne-C2D2 are reassigned. Coriolis model fits to the theoretical levels and to the spectrum are compared. Since the variations observed as a function of C2D2 vibrational excitation are comparable to those noted between theory and experiment, it is evident that more detailed testing of theory will require vibrational averaging over the acetylene intramolecular modes.

  12. Angioedema induced by a peptide derived from complement component C2

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    1988-01-01

    Synthetic peptides that correspond to the COOH-terminal portion of C2b enhance vascular permeability in human and guinea pig skin. In human studies, 1 nmol of the most active peptide of 25-amino acid residues produced substantial local edema. A pentapeptide and a heptapeptide corresponding to the COOH-terminal sequence of C2b each induced contraction of estrous rat uterus in the micromole range; a peptide of 25 amino acids from this region induced a like contraction of rat uterus at a concentration 20-fold lower than the smaller peptides. The vascular permeability of guinea pig skin was enhanced by doses of these synthetic peptides in a similar fashion as that observed for the concentration of rat uterus. The induction of localized edema by intradermal injection in both the guinea pig and the human proceeds in the presence of antihistaminic drugs, suggesting that there is a histamine-independent component to the observed increase in vascular permeability. Cleavage of C2 with the enzymic subcomponent of C1, C1s, yields only C2a and C2b, and no small peptides, whereas cleavage of C2 with C1s and plasmin yields a set of small peptides. These plasmin- cleaved peptides are derived from the COOH terminus of C2b, and they induce the contraction of estrous rat uterus. PMID:2972793

  13. SYT14L, especially its C2 domain, is involved in regulating melanocyte differentiation.

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    Yoo, Jae Cheal; Lim, Tae yeon; Park, Jin Sung; Hah, Young-Sool; Park, Nammi; Hong, Seong-Geun; Park, Jae-Yong; Yoon, Tae-Jin

    2013-12-01

    The formation of dendrites by melanocytes is highly analogous to that process in neural cells. We previously reported that a C2 domain-containing protein, copine-1, is involved in the extension of dendrites by neural cells. However, the effect of C2 domain-containing proteins in dendrite formation by melanocytes has not yet been elucidated. The aim of this study was to screen novel C2 domain-containing proteins related to dendrite outgrowth in melanocytes and to investigate their precise roles in melanocyte dendrite formation during differentiation. We transduced mouse melan-a melanocytes with a recombinant adenovirus expressing a C2 domain library. Dendrite elongation, melanin content, tyrosinase activity and Western blot analyses were conducted to elucidate the possible underlying mechanisms of action in melanocytes. Sixteen sets of C2 domain-containing proteins were identified whose over-expression resulted in dendrite lengthening. Among those, we focused on the C2 domain of SYT14L (truncated mutant of SYT14L) in this study. Forced expression of full length SYT14L or the C2 domain of SYT14L induced a significant elongation of dendrite length accompanied by the induction of melanocyte differentiation-related markers, including melanin synthesis, tyrosinase catalytic activity and the expression of tyrosinase (TYR), tyrosinase related protein-1 (TRP-1) and TRP-2. In addition, over-expression of either the C2 domain or the full length form of SYT14L significantly increased the phosphorylation of ERK and CREB. These results suggest that SYT14L, especially its C2 domain, may play an important role in regulating melanocyte differentiation through the modulation of ERK and (or) CREB signaling. Copyright © 2013 Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Intermolecular dearomative C2-arylation of N-Ac indoles activated by FeCl3.

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    Nandi, Raj Kumar; Ratsch, Friederike; Beaud, Rodolphe; Guillot, Régis; Kouklovsky, Cyrille; Vincent, Guillaume

    2016-04-18

    We report the FeCl3-mediated direct addition of electron-rich arenes to the C2-position of electrophilic N-Ac indoles under mild conditions (room temperature, air). No functional group is required on the arene nucleophile: one of its C-H bonds is added to the C2[double bond, length as m-dash]C3 double bond of the indole nucleus in a Friedel-Crafts-type reaction. This dearomatisation process delivered a broad range of C2-arylated indolines.

  15. Atlantoaxial arthrodesis using C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation in a case of Morquio syndrome.

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    Kulkarni, Arvind G; Shah, Siddharth M

    2011-09-01

    Prophylactic or therapeutic arthrodesis is recommended for atlantoaxial instability in Morquio syndrome. Occipitocervical fusion, the common approach for upper cervical fusion in Morquio syndrome sacrifices the movements at the occipitoatlantal joints. The use of C1-C2 transarticular screws for achieving C1-C2 arthrodesis, without compromising mobility at the occipitoatlantal joint in Morquio syndrome has not been reported. We report a case of Morquio syndrome with atlantoaxial instability and odontoid hypoplasia, where we successfully achieved C1-C2 arthrodesis using transarticular screws and bone graft. The advantages of this method over other methods of atlantoaxial arthrodesis in Morquio syndrome have also been discussed.

  16. Classification of DES16C2nm as a SLSN at z=1.998

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    Galbany, L.; D'Andrea, C.; Prajs, S.; Smith, M.; Sullivan, M.; Ponder, K.; Gonzalez-Gaitan, S.; Forster, F.; Hamuy, M.; Prieto, Jose Luis; Schubnell, M.; Kessler, R.; Lasker, J.; Scolnic, D.; Brout, D. J.; Gladney, L.; March, M.; Sako, M.; Wolf, R. C.; Brown, P. J.; Krisciunas, K.; Suntzeff, N.; Macaulay, E.; Nichol, R.; Childress, M.; Maartens, R.; Kovacs, E.; Kuhlmann, S.; Spinka, H.; Ahn, E.; Finley, D. A.; Frieman, J.; Marriner, J.; Wester, W.; Aldering, G.; Gupta, R.; Kim, A. G.; Thomas, R. C.; Barbary, K.; Bloom, J. S.; Goldstein, D.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Foley, R. J.; Pan, Y.-C.; Casas, R.; Castander, F. J.; Papadopoulos, A.; Morganson, E.; Desai, S.; Paech, K.; Smith, R. C.

    2016-11-01

    We report the spectroscopic classification of DES16C2nm as a superluminous supernova (SLSN) discovered by the Dark Energy Survey (ATEL #4668). DES16C2nm was discovered in the first epoch of DES Y4, on 22 August 2016 at R.A. = 03:40:14.83, Decl = -29:05:53.5 with i = 23.2 mag. DES16C2nm has a non-detection in the final epoch of DES Y3 on 08 February 2016.

  17. Lytic infection of Lactococcus lactis by bacteriophages Tuc2009 and c2 triggers alternative transcriptional host responses.

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    Ainsworth, Stuart; Zomer, Aldert; Mahony, Jennifer; van Sinderen, Douwe

    2013-08-01

    Here we present an entire temporal transcriptional profile of Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris UC509.9 undergoing lytic infection with two distinct bacteriophages, Tuc2009 and c2. Furthermore, corresponding high-resolution whole-phage genome tiling arrays of both bacteriophages were performed throughout lytic infection. Whole-genome microarrays performed at various time points postinfection demonstrated a rather modest impact on host transcription. The majority of changes in the host transcriptome occur during late infection stages; few changes in host gene transcription occur during the immediate and early infection stages. Alterations in the L. lactis UC509.9 transcriptome during lytic infection appear to be phage specific, with relatively few differentially transcribed genes shared between cells infected with Tuc2009 and those infected with c2. Despite the apparent lack of a coordinated general phage response, three themes common to both infections were noted: alternative transcription of genes involved in catabolic flux and energy production, differential transcription of genes involved in cell wall modification, and differential transcription of genes involved in the conversion of ribonucleotides to deoxyribonucleotides. The transcriptional profiles of both bacteriophages during lytic infection generally correlated with the findings of previous studies and allowed the confirmation of previously predicted promoter sequences. In addition, the host transcriptional response to lysogenization with Tuc2009 was monitored along with tiling array analysis of Tuc2009 in the lysogenic state. Analysis identified 44 host genes with altered transcription during lysogeny, 36 of which displayed levels of transcription significantly reduced from those for uninfected cells.

  18. In-orbit determination of the straylight in the SOHO/LASCO-C2 coronagraph and its temporal evolution

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    Llebaria, A.; Loirat, J.; Lamy, P.

    2012-09-01

    The LASCO-C2 coronagraph aboard SOHO (the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory) is continuously observing the solar corona since early 1996. The instrument as well as the experimental context underwent during this period many changes and observational constraints. The consequences for the in-orbit calibration procedures are illustrated with the systematic measure of the coronagraph straylight. Disentangle the coronal signal and the straylight is the crucial point. The separation and monitoring of the straylight component rely on the daily sets of polarized observations of the corona and a minimal set of assumptions about the symmetry of the F-corona (the dust component of the solar corona). Four main changes have been detected since 1996. Specific recommendations for the in-orbit calibration of future spatial coronagraphs will be presented.

  19. High-resolution spectroscopy of Saturn at 3 microns: CH 4, CH 3D, C 2H 2, C 2H 6, PH 3, clouds, and haze

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    Kim, Joo Hyeon; Kim, Sang J.; Geballe, Thomas R.; Kim, Sungsoo S.; Brown, Linda R.

    2006-12-01

    We report observation and analysis of a high-resolution 2.87-3.54 μm spectrum of the southern temperate region of Saturn obtained with NIRSPEC at Keck II. The spectrum reveals absorption and emission lines of five molecular species as well as spectral features of haze particles. The ν+ν band of CH 3D is detected in absorption between 2.87 and 2.92 μm; and we derived from it a mixing ratio approximately consistent with the Infrared Space Observatory result. The ν band of C 2H 2 also is detected in absorption between 2.95 and 3.05 μm; analysis indicates a sudden drop in the C 2H 2 mixing ratio at 15 mbar (130 km above the 1 bar level), probably due to condensation in the low stratosphere. The presence of the ν+ν+ν band of C 2H 6 near 3.07 μm, first reported by Bjoraker et al. [Bjoraker, G.L., Larson, H.P., Fink, U., 1981. Astrophys. J. 248, 856-862], is confirmed, and a C 2H 6 condensation altitude of 10 mbar (140 km) in the low stratosphere is determined. We assign weak emission lines within the 3.3 μm band of CH 4 to the ν band of C 2H 6, and derive a mixing ratio of 9±4×10 for this species. Most of the C 2H 6 3.3 μm line emission arises in the altitude range 460-620 km (at ˜μbar pressure levels), much higher than the 160-370 km range where the 12 μm thermal molecular line emission of this species arises. At 2.87-2.90 μm the major absorber is tropospheric PH 3. The cloud level determined here and at 3.22-3.54 is 390-460 mbar (˜30 km), somewhat higher than found by Kim and Geballe [Kim, S.J., Geballe, T.R., 2005. Icarus 179, 449-458] from analysis of a low resolution spectrum. A broad absorption feature at 2.96 μm, which might be due to NH 3 ice particles in saturnian clouds, is also present. The effect of a haze layer at about 125 km (˜12 mbar level) on the 3.20-3.54 μm spectrum, which was not apparent in the low resolution spectrum, is clearly evident in the high resolution data, and the spectral properties of the haze particles suggest that

  20. Hetero-oligomerization of C2 domains of phospholipase C-related but catalytically inactive protein and synaptotagmin-1.

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    Wang, DaGuang; Takeuchi, Hiroshi; Gao, Jing; Zhang, Zhao; Hirata, Masato

    2015-01-01

    The C2 domain is a protein module often found in molecules that regulate exocytosis. C2 domains mediate interactions between the parental molecule and Ca(2+), phospholipids, and proteins. Although various molecules have been shown to interact with several C2 domains, no interactions between the C2 domains from different molecules have yet been reported. In the present study, we identified direct interactions between the C2 domain of PRIP (phospholipase C-related but catalytically inactive protein) and the C2 domains of other molecules. Among the C2 domains examined, those of synaptotagmin-1 (Syt1-C2A and Syt1-C2B) and phospholipase C δ-1 bound to the C2 domain of PRIP. We investigated the interactions between the C2 domain of PRIP (PRIP-C2) with Syt1-C2A and Syt1-C2B, and the mode of binding of each was Ca(2+)-dependent and -independent, respectively. We further demonstrated that the Ca(2+) dependence of the interaction between PRIP-C2 and Syt1-C2A was attributed to Ca(2+) binding with Syt1-C2A, but not PRIP-C2, using a series of mutants prepared from both C2 domains. We previously reported that the interaction between PRIP-C2 and the membrane fusion machinery suggested a critical role for PRIP in exocytosis; therefore, the results of the present study further support the importance of PRIP-C2 in the inhibitory function of PRIP in regulating exocytosis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  2. Monitoring materials

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    Orr, Christopher Henry; Luff, Craig Janson; Dockray, Thomas; Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore

    2002-01-01

    The apparatus and method provide techniques for effectively implementing alpha and/or beta and/or gamma monitoring of items or locations as desired. Indirect alpha monitoring by detecting ions generated by alpha emissions, in conjunction with beta and/or gamma monitoring is provided. The invention additionally provides for screening of items prior to alpha monitoring using beta and/or gamma monitoring, so as to ensure that the alpha monitoring apparatus is not contaminated by proceeding direct to alpha monitoring of a heavily contaminated item or location. The invention provides additional versatility in the emission forms which can be monitored, whilst maintaining accuracy and avoiding inadvertent contamination.

  3. Functional analysis of the interface between the tandem C2 domains of synaptotagmin-1

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    Evans, Chantell S.; He, Zixuan; Bai, Hua; Lou, Xiaochu; Jeggle, Pia; Sutton, R. Bryan; Edwardson, J. Michael; Chapman, Edwin R.

    2016-01-01

    C2 domains are widespread motifs that often serve as Ca2+-binding modules; some proteins have more than one copy. An open issue is whether these domains, when duplicated within the same parent protein, interact with one another to regulate function. In the present study, we address the functional significance of interfacial residues between the tandem C2 domains of synaptotagmin (syt)-1, a Ca2+ sensor for neuronal exocytosis. Substitution of four residues, YHRD, at the domain interface, disrupted the interaction between the tandem C2 domains, altered the intrinsic affinity of syt-1 for Ca2+, and shifted the Ca2+ dependency for binding to membranes and driving membrane fusion in vitro. When expressed in syt-1 knockout neurons, the YHRD mutant yielded reductions in synaptic transmission, as compared with the wild-type protein. These results indicate that physical interactions between the tandem C2 domains of syt-1 contribute to excitation–secretion coupling. PMID:26792839

  4. Theoretical study of the C-H bond dissociation energy of C2H

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.

    1990-01-01

    A theoretical study of the convergence of the C-H bond dissociation energy D(0) in C2H with respect to both the one- and n-particle spaces is presented. The calculated C-H bond energies of C2H2 and C2H4, which are in excellent agreement with experiment, are used for calibration. The best estimate for D(0) of 112.4 + or - 2.0 kcal/mol is slightly below the recent experimental value of 116.3 + or - 2.6 kcal/mol, but substantially above a previous theoretical estimate of 102 kcal/mol. The remaining discrepancy with experiment may reflect primarily the uncertainty in the experimental D(0) value of C2 required in the analysis.

  5. 11. PWD Drawing 11,23981 (814C2) (1944), 'Battle Damage Machinery Cleaning ...

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    11. PWD Drawing 11,239-81 (814-C-2) (1944), 'Battle Damage Machinery Cleaning Bldg., Bldg 814, Pile Record' - Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Chemical Cleaning Facility, North of Fourteenth Street, between California & Railroad Avenue, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

  6. Effects of C(2)(n) on a vertically pointing diffraction-limited lidar.

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    Schwiesow, R L

    1988-06-15

    Examples of different C(2)(n) profiles lead to substantially different profiles of lidar image radius in a study of the calculated performance of a diffraction-limited lidar system. The differences in image radii indicate the usefulness of a ground-based lidar for measurement of C(2)(n) profiles used to predict optical propagation phenomena. We conclude that the overall strength of the C(2)(n) profile and its general altitude dependence can be determined from inspection of the image radius profile. Approximate calculations of available and required SNRs show that a lidar with a telescope aperture of 0.5 m and a few pulses of ~1-J total transmitted energy will provide useful image radius data to an altitude of 20 km under daytime conditions. The weighting function for sensitivity of the fractional increase in image radius to changes of C(2)(n) on a logarithmic altitude scale is approximately constant with height.

  7. Retro-odontoid cystic mass treated by laminectomy and C1-C2 fixation.

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    Lin, Dasheng; Ding, Zhenqi; Guo, Yanjie; Lian, Kejian

    2014-11-01

    Retro-odontoid cysts associated with chronic atlantoaxial subluxation are extremely rare. This article describes a case of retro-odontoid cystic mass associated with chronic atlantoaxial subluxation and its management with posterior C1 and partial C2 laminectomy and C1-C2 pedicle screw fixation without resection of the retro-odontoid cyst. A 64-year-old woman experienced a sudden onset of neck pain, hand and foot paresthesia. Atlantoaxial instability associated with a retro-odontoid cystic mass was found in the imaging. The patient underwent posterior C1 and partial C2 laminectomy and C1-C2 pedicle screws fixation without resection of the retro-odontoid cyst. During the 24 months followup period, the cyst disappeared completely and the patient remained symptom free and returned to independent daily living. These findings suggest that posterior laminectomy and fixation without resection of the retro-odontoid cyst is relatively simple and safe and the results are satisfactory.

  8. Nanotwins soften boron-rich boron carbide (B13C2)

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    An, Qi; Goddard, William A.

    2017-03-01

    Extensive studies of metals and alloys have observed that nanotwins lead to strengthening, but the role of nanotwins in ceramics is not well established. We compare here the shear strength and the deformation mechanism of nanotwinned boron-rich boron carbide (B13C2) with the perfect crystal under both pure shear and biaxial shear deformations. We find that the intrinsic shear strength of crystalline B13C2 is higher than that of crystalline boron carbide (B4C). But nanotwins in B13C2 lower the strength, making it softer than crystalline B4C. This reduction in strength of nanotwinned B13C2 arises from the interaction of the twin boundary with the C-B-C chains that connect the B12 icosahedra.

  9. Outcomes of C1 and C2 posterior screw fixation for upper cervical spine fusion.

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    De Iure, F; Donthineni, R; Boriani, S

    2009-06-01

    To achieve stable fixation of the upper cervical spine in posterior fusions, the occiput is often included. With the newer techniques, excluding fixation to the occiput will retain the occiput-cervical motion, while still allowing a stable fixation. Harms's technique has been adapted at our institution and its effectiveness for indications such as C2 complex fractures and tumors using C1 or C2 as endpoints of a posterior fixation are reviewed. Fourteen cases were identified, consisting of one os odontoideum; four acute fractures and four non-unions of the odontoid; three tumors and two complex fractures of C2 vertebral body, and one C2-C3 post-traumatic instability. One misplaced screw without clinical consequences was the only complication recorded. Screw loosening or migration was not observed at follow-up, showing a stable fixation.

  10. Pilot Fullerton repairs keyboard on Flight Deck control panel C2

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    1982-01-01

    Pilot Fullerton, wearing communication kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST) and using a screwdriver and flashlight (penlight), replaces SPEC key on forward flight deck control panel C2 commanders side keyboard.

  11. Superdomains in the protein structure hierarchy: The case of PTP-C2

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    Haynie, Donald T; Xue, Bin

    2015-01-01

    Superdomain is uniquely defined in this work as a conserved combination of different globular domains in different proteins. The amino acid sequences of 25 structurally and functionally diverse proteins from fungi, plants, and animals have been analyzed in a test of the superdomain hypothesis. Each of the proteins contains a protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) domain followed by a C2 domain. Four novel conserved sequence motifs have been identified, one in the PTP domain and three in the C2 domain. All contribute to the PTP-C2 domain interface in PTEN, a tumor suppressor, and all are more conserved than the PTP signature motif, HCX3(K/R)XR, in the 25 sequences. We show that PTP-C2 was formed prior to the fungi, plant, and animal kingdom divergence. A superdomain as defined here does not fit the usual protein structure classification system. The demonstrated existence of one superdomain suggests the existence of others. PMID:25694109

  12. Ipsilateral inspiratory intercostal muscle activity after C2 spinal cord hemisection in rats.

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    Beth Zimmer, M; Grant, Joshua S; Ayar, Angelo E; Goshgarian, Harry G

    2015-03-01

    Upper cervical spinal cord hemisection causes paralysis of the ipsilateral hemidiaphragm; however, the effect of C2 hemisection on the function of the intercostal muscles is not clear. We hypothesized that C2 hemisection would eliminate inspiratory intercostal activity ipsilateral to the injury and that some activity would return in a time-dependent manner. Female Sprague Dawley rats were anesthetized with urethane and inspiratory intercostal electromyogram (EMG) activity was recorded in control rats, acutely injured C2 hemisected rats, and at 1 and 16 weeks post C2 hemisection. Bilateral recordings of intercostal EMG activity showed that inspiratory activity was reduced immediately after injury and increased over time. EMG activity was observed first in rostral spaces followed by recovery occurring in caudal spaces. Theophylline increased respiratory drive and increased intercostal activity, inducing activity that was previously absent. These results suggest that there are crossed, initially latent, respiratory connections to neurons innervating the intercostal muscles similar to those innervating phrenic motor neurons.

  13. Phytoecdysteroid C2-hydroxylase is microsomal in spinach, Spinacia oleracea L.

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    Bakrim, Ahmed; Guittard, Emilie; Maria, Annick; De Virville, Jacques Davy; Lafont, René; Takvorian, Najat

    2009-12-01

    An enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of phytoecdysteroids, the C2-hydroxylase, has been investigated in spinach, Spinacia oleracea. This enzyme is microsomal and its K(m) has been determined using 2-deoxy-20-hydroxyecdysone as substrate (K(m)=3.72 microM). It is much more efficient with 2-deoxy-20-hydroxyecdysone than with 2-deoxyecdysone and, conversely, the C20-hydroxylase is more active on 2-deoxyecdysone than on ecdysone. These data support the conclusion that C20-hydroxylation precedes C2-hydroxylation. The C2-hydroxylase is inhibited by high concentrations of 20E. Substrate specificity and subcellular localization of C2-hydroxylase differ between plants and insects, and these data, as well as those previously reported on other biosynthetic steps, show the great difference between plant and insect ecdysteroid biosynthetic pathways and suggest an independent origin for the pathways in both kingdoms.

  14. An ab initio study of the C2H2-HF, C2H(CH3)-HF and C2(CH3)2-HF hydrogen-bonded complexes.

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    Ramos, Mozart N; Lopes, Kelson C; Silva, Washington L V; Tavares, Alessandra M; Castriani, Fátima A; do Monte, Silmar A; Ventura, Elizete; Araújo, Regiane C M U

    2006-02-01

    MP2/6-31++G** and B3LYP/6-31++G** ab initio molecular orbital calculations have been performed in order to obtain molecular geometries, binding energies and vibrational properties of the C2H2-HF, C2H(CH3)-HF and C2(CH3)2-HF H-bonded complexes. As expected, the more pronounced effects on the structural properties of the isolated molecules due to complexation was verified for the C[triple bond]C and H-F bond lengths, which are directly involved in the H-bond formation. These bond distances increased after complexation. BSSE uncorrected B3LYP binding energies are always lower than the corresponding MP2 values. However, the opposite trend has been verified after BSSE correction by the counterpoise method since it is much lower at B3LYP than at MP2 level. The binding energies for these complexes as well as for the HF acid submolecule modes (the HF stretching and vibrational frequency modes) showed an increasing hydrogen-bonding strength with increasing methyl substitution. The splitting in the HF in-plane and out-of-plane bending modes reflects the anisotropy in the hydrogen-bonding interaction with the pi system of the C[triple bond]C bond. The H-F stretching frequency is shifted downward after complexation and it increases with the methyl substitution. The IR intensities of the HF acid submolecule fundamentals are adequately interpreted through the atomic polar tensor of the hydrogen atom using the charge-charge flux-overlap model. The skeletal stretching modes of the Alkyne submolecule are decreased in the complex. The new vibrational modes arising from complexation show several interesting features.

  15. E-Syts, a family of membranous Ca2+-sensor proteins with multiple C2 domains

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    Min, Sang-Won; Chang, Wen-Pin; Südhof, Thomas C.

    2007-01-01

    C2 domains are autonomously folded protein modules that generally act as Ca2+- and phospholipid-binding domains and/or as protein–protein interaction domains. We now report the primary structures and biochemical properties of a family of evolutionarily conserved mammalian proteins, referred to as E-Syts, for extended synaptotagmin-like proteins. E-Syts contain an N-terminal transmembrane region, a central juxtamembranous domain that is conserved from yeast to human, and five (E-Syt1) or three (E-Syt2 and E-Syt3) C-terminal C2 domains. Only the first E-Syt C2 domain, the C2A domain, includes the complete sequence motif that is required for Ca2+ binding in C2 domains. Recombinant protein fragments of E-Syt2 that include the first C2 domain are capable of Ca2+-dependent phospholipid binding at micromolar concentrations of free Ca2+, suggesting that E-Syts bind Ca2+ through their first C2 domain in a phospholipid complex. E-Syts are ubiquitously expressed, but enriched in brain. Expression of myc-tagged E-Syt proteins in transfected cells demonstrated localization to intracellular membranes for E-Syt1 and to plasma membranes for E-Syt2 and E-Syt3. Structure/function studies showed that the plasma-membrane localization of E-Syt2 and E-Syt3 was directed by their C-terminal C2C domains. This result reveals an unexpected mechanism by which the C2C domains of E-Syt2 and E-Syt3 functions as a targeting motif that localizes these proteins into the plasma membrane independent of their transmembrane region. Viewed together, our findings suggest that E-Syts function as Ca2+-regulated intrinsic membrane proteins with multiple C2 domains, expanding the repertoire of such proteins to a fourth class beyond synaptotagmins, ferlins, and MCTPs (multiple C2 domain and transmembrane region proteins). PMID:17360437

  16. Photodissociation Cross Sections for the Production of C2 from C2H Using Laser Induced Hg Photosensitization and Tunable Ultraviolet and Visible Lasers

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    Jackson, William M.

    1996-01-01

    The principle goal of our research was to understand the formation of free radicals in comets. To do this we compared laboratory results with cometary observations in attempt to make sure that the cometary observations agree with what is known about the photochemistry of the proposed parent molecule. Initially we concentrated on the CS emission in an effort to show the parent of this molecule was CS2, consistent with cometary observations of the photochemical lifetime. We then started to look into the problem of the C2 formation in comets. We set out to see if we could measure all of the nascent distributions of the C2 products in the hope that they would be a characteristic signature of the formation process.

  17. Direct ab initio study of the C6H6 + CH3/C2H5 = C6H5 + CH4/C2H6 reactions

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    Mai, Tam V.-T.; Ratkiewicz, Artur; Duong, Minh v.; Huynh, Lam K.

    2016-02-01

    A kinetic study of the reactions C6H6 + CH3/C2H5 = C6H5 + CH4/C2H6 was carried out in the temperature range of 300-2500 K using high levels of electronic structure theory, namely, CCSD(T)/CBS//BH&HLYP/cc-pVDZ, and canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) with corrections for small curvature tunneling (SCT) and hindered internal rotation (HIR) treatments. It is found that variational effect is not important and both SCT and HIR corrections noticeably affect the rate constants. Being in good agreement with literature data, the calculated results provide solid basis information for the investigation of the polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) + alkyl radical reaction, an important class in combustion and soot formation.

  18. A copper–polyol complex: [Na2(C2H6O2)6][Cu(C2H4O2)2

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    Rivers, Joseph H.; Carroll, Kyler J.; Jones, Richard A.; Carpenter, Everett E.

    2010-01-01

    The ionic title complex, bis(μ-ethyl­ene glycol)-κ3 O,O′:O′;κ3 O:O,O′-bis[(ethyl­ene glycol-κ2 O,O′)(ethyl­ene glycol-κO)sodium] bis(ethyl­ene glycolato-κ2 O,O′)copper(II), [Na2(C2H6O2)6][Cu(C2H4O2)2], was obtained from a basic solution of CuCl2 in ethyl­ene glycol and consists of discrete ions inter­connected by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. This is the first example of a disodium–ethyl­ene glycol complex cation cluster. The cation lies about an inversion center and the CuII atom of the anion lies on another independent inversion center. PMID:20203401

  19. Advancing the State of the Art in Applying Network Science to C2

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    2014-06-01

    The “modern period” of network science – the theory and application of network structure and behaviour – and Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC...network structure and behaviour ? and Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC) ? emerged in the mid to late 1990s. While NEC concentrated initially on... behaviour . Human qualities, such as leadership, are essential to C2, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. C2 involves the interplay

  20. Finding the ’RITE’ Acquisition Environment for Navy C2 Software

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    2015-05-01

    Finding the ‘RITE’ Acquisition Environment for Navy C2 Software 12th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Panel #15 In Pursuit of Agile ...testing and report generation tools ▼ Enables Agile Development and Rapid Fielding Provided via a Government–run development and test facility...producing and fielding C2 software ▼ Evolution of commercial best practices in agile development tailored to work within the DoD acquisition structure

  1. Determination of Transformation Coefficients of the C2H4 Molecule

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    Fomchenko, A. L.; Belova, A. S.; Berezkin, K. B.; Ziatkova, A. G.

    2016-11-01

    The object of theoretical research is the C 2 H 4 molecule, as it is important to know its properties to address numerous problems of molecular physics. The "expanded" local mode approach developed earlier was used for a X2Y4 molecule. This approach makes it possible to obtain simple expressions for the transformation coefficients of the investigated molecule, which subsequently allows one to determine various spectroscopic parameters of the C 2 H 4 molecule in a simple form.

  2. Palladium-catalyzed imidoylative cyclization of α-isocyanoacetamides: efficient access to C2-diversified oxazoles.

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    Wang, Jian; Luo, Shuang; Huang, Jinbo; Mao, Tingting; Zhu, Qiang

    2014-08-25

    A novel procedure for the synthesis of C2-diversified oxazoles, through palladium-catalyzed imidoylative cyclization of α-isocyanoacetamides with aryl, vinyl, alkynyl halides, or triflates, was developed. Migratory insertion of isocyanide into a Csp3-palladium(II) intermediate in a cascade process was also realized, generating alkyl-substituted oxazoles. Therefore, oxazoles functionalized at the C2 position with sp, sp(2), and sp(3) hybridized carbon atoms are accessible by applying this method.

  3. C2 Product-Centric Approach to Transforming Current C4ISR Information Architectures

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    2004-06-01

    Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) C2 Directorate (C2D) Fort Monmouth, NJ Abstract The Army Future Force (FF...the area of e- commerce , finance, manufacturing, telecom, space, healthcare and transportation. In addition, hundreds of XML standards based upon a...NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Army Communications- Electronics RD&E Center (CERDEC

  4. Measurements of H[sub c2](T) in Bi-Sr-Cu-O

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    Osofsky, M.S.; Soulen, R.J. Jr.; Wolf, S.A. ); Broto, J.M.; Rakoto, H.; Ousset, J.C.; Coffe, G.; Askenazy, S. ); Pari, P. ); Bozovic, I.; Eckstein, J.N.; Virshup, G.F. )

    1994-04-01

    H[sub c2](T) has been measured for thin BSCO films at temperatures down to 65 mK and pulsed fields up to 35 T. H[sub c2](T) diverged anomalously as the temperature decreased. At the lowest temperature, it was five times that expected for a conventional superconductor. This result cannot be explained by any conventional model which relies on magnetic ordering, local pairing mechanisms, or superlattice superconductivity. 51 refs., 3 figs.

  5. SMA Observations of C2H in High-mass Star-forming Regions

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    Jiang, Xue-Jian; Liu, Hauyu Baobab; Zhang, Qizhou; Wang, Junzhi; Zhang, Zhi-Yu; Li, Juan; Gao, Yu; Gu, Qiusheng

    2015-08-01

    {{{C}}}2{{H}} is a representative hydrocarbon that is abundant and ubiquitous in the interstellar medium. To study its chemical properties, we present Submillimeter Array observations of the C2H N = 3-2 and HC3N J = 30-29 transitions and the 1.1 mm continuum emission toward four OB cluster-forming regions, AFGL 490, ON 1, W33 Main, and G10.6-0.4, which cover a bolometric luminosity range of ˜103-106 {L}⊙ . We found that on large scales, the C2H emission traces the dense molecular envelope. However, for all observed sources, the peaks of C2H emission are offset by several times 104 AU from the peaks of 1.1 mm continuum emission, where the most luminous stars are located. By comparing the distribution and profiles of C2H hyperfine lines and the 1.1 mm continuum emission, we find that the C2H column density (and abundance) around the 1.1 mm continuum peaks is lower than those in the ambient gas envelope. Chemical models suggest that C2H might be transformed to other species owing to increased temperature and density thus, its reduced abundance could be the signpost of the heated molecular gas in the ˜104 AU vicinity around the embedded high-mass stars. Our results support such theoretical prediction for centrally embedded ˜103-106 {L}⊙ OB star-forming cores, while future higher-resolution observations are required to examine the C2H transformation around the localized sites of high-mass star formation.

  6. Minimum variance and variance of outgoing quality limit MDS-1(c1, c2) plans

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    Raju, C.; Vidya, R.

    2016-06-01

    In this article, the outgoing quality (OQ) and total inspection (TI) of multiple deferred state sampling plans MDS-1(c1,c2) are studied. It is assumed that the inspection is rejection rectification. Procedures for designing MDS-1(c1,c2) sampling plans with minimum variance of OQ and TI are developed. A procedure for obtaining a plan for a designated upper limit for the variance of the OQ (VOQL) is outlined.

  7. Surgical Intervention for Unstable Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies with Narrow C2 Pedicle.

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    Darwazeh, Rami; Liu, Qiang; Deng, Lei; Xia, Jiajie; Elzain, Mohammed A; Darwazeh, Mazhar; Sharma, Piyush; Zhang, Bo; Yan, Yi

    2017-07-01

    We sought to investigate and report a novel surgical technique of screws insertion and posterior surgical reduction, as well as explore its clinical results. From September 2008 to September 2012, we treated 41 cases of unstable craniovertebral junction anomalies with a narrow C2 pedicle at our department. All patients underwent "posterior reduction and internal fixation of the occipital bone with superior or inferior articular process of C2 and lateral mass of C3 on the narrowed C2 pedicle side-for non-narrowed C2 pedicle side, the screw was only inserted into C2 pedicle without extending the fixation to C3 vertebrae-using a titanium screw-rod (plate) fixation system." The preoperative and postoperative atlantodens interval, Chamberlain line, McRae line, and cervicomedullary angle were all measured. In addition, the preoperative and postoperative Japanese Orthopedic Association score was used to evaluate the cervical myelopathy. A total of 134 screws were inserted into the C2 pedicle (30 screws), superior (35 screws) or inferior (17 screws) articular process of C2, and lateral mass of C3 (52 screws). There was a significant statistical difference between the preoperative and postoperative results in the reduction of the odontoid process, decompression of the upper cervical spinal cord and medulla, as well as the improvement of neurologic functions (P < 0.05). All patients have exhibited a major neurologic improvement and solid bony fusion. This novel surgical technique is safe, feasible, and effective for the treatment of unstable craniovertebral junction anomalies with a narrow C2 pedicle. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. The Design and Transfer of Advanced Command and Control (C2) Computer-Based Systems

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    1980-03-31

    TECHNICAL REPORT 80-02 QUARTERLY TECHNICAL REPORT: THE DESIGN AND TRANSFER OF ADVANCED COMMAND AND CONTROL (C 2 ) COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEMS ARPA...The Tasks/Objectives and/or Purposes of the overall project are connected with the design , development, demonstration and transfer of advanced...command and control (C2 ) computer-based systems; this report covers work in the computer-based design and transfer areas only. The Technical Problems thus

  9. Analysis of dissolved C2H2 in transformer oils using laser Raman spectroscopy.

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    Somekawa, Toshihiro; Kasaoka, Makoto; Kawachi, Fumio; Nagano, Yoshitomo; Fujita, Masayuki; Izawa, Yasukazu

    2013-04-01

    We have developed a laser Raman spectroscopy technique for assessing the working conditions of transformers by measuring dissolved C2H2 gas concentrations present in transformer oils. A frequency doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (532 nm) was used as a laser source, and Raman signals at ~1972 cm(-1) originating from C2H2 gas dissolved in oil were detected. The results show that laser Raman spectroscopy is a useful alternative method for detecting transformer faults.

  10. A Classical Trajectory Study of the Dissociation and Isomerization of C2H5

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    2013-01-01

    C2H5) plays an important role in combustion chemistry. Because the reverse reactions constitute the addition of a hydrogen atom to a stable molecule...primary reaction zones of premixed flames. The hydrogen atom thus produced acts to promote chain branching through the H + O2 ⇌ OH + O reaction . Thus...calculations of reaction paths on the electronically excited-state potential energy surfaces (PESs) of C2H5 14 predict that the nonclassical bridge structure is

  11. Infrared Spectra of He-, Ne-, and Ar-C_2D_2 Complexes

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    Rezai, M.; Moazzen-Ahmadi, N.; McKellar, A. R. W.; Fernandez, Berta; Farrelly, David

    2012-06-01

    Remarkably, there are no previously published experimental spectra of the helium-acetylene van der Waals complex. Apparently, infrared spectra of He-C_2H_2 were recorded around 1990 in Roger Miller's lab, but a detailed rotational assignment was not possible even with the help of two extensive sets of theoretical predictions. Here, we study rare gas-C_2D_2 complexes in the νb{3} region (˜2439 wn) using a rapid-scan tuneable diode laser spectrometer to probe a pulsed supersonic slit-jet expansion. The He-C_2D_2 assignment problem is readily apparent: most of the absorption is piled-up in a very narrow region around 2440.85 wn, close to the R(0) line of the C_2D_2 monomer. This pile-up is a signature of very weak anisotropy in the helium-acetylene intermolecular potential, leading to almost free internal rotation of the C_2D_2. We are able to achieve a convincing rotational assignment with the help of theoretical energy level calculations based on the intermolecular potential surface of Munteanu and Fernández. So far the results are limited to He-C_2D_2 transitions which correlate with the monomer R(0) transition. Ne-C_2D_2 also shows a free-rotation pile-up of lines near R(0) which makes assignment tricky. In contrast, Ar-C_2D_2 exhibits more conventional behavior and a normal asymmetric rotor analysis is possible. [1] T. Slee, R.J. Le Roy, and C.E. Chuaqui, Mol. Phys. 77, 111 (1992); R. Moszynski, P.E.S. Wormer, and A. van der Avoird, J. Chem. Phys. 102, 8385 (1995). [2] R. Munteanu and B. Fernández, J. Chem. Phys. 123, 014309 (2005).

  12. Progress in Understanding the Infrared Spectra of He- and Ne-C_2D_2

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    Moazzen-Ahmadi, Nasser; McKellar, Bob

    2014-06-01

    Infrared spectra of He-C_2H_2 were recorded around 1990 in Roger Miller's lab, but detailed rotational assignment was apparently not possible even with the help of theoretical predictions. So there were no published experimental spectra of helium-acetylene van der Waals complexes until our recent work on He-C_2D_2 in the νb{3} region (˜2440 wn). The problem is that this complex lies close to the free rotor limit, so that most of the intensity in the spectrum piles up in tangles of closely spaced lines located close to the monomer rotational transitions, R(0), P(1), etc. Our previous He-C_2D_2 assignments were limited to the R(0) region, that is, the j = 1 ← 0 subband, where j represents C_2D_2 rotation. Here, we extend the analysis to j = 0 ← 1 and 2 ← 1 transitions with the help of new spectra obtained using a tunable OPO laser probe and a cooled supersonic jet nozzle. These subbands are weaker, not only because of the Boltzmann factor, but also the 2:1 nuclear spin statistics of j" = even:odd C_2D_2 levels. Moreover, the j = 0 ← 1 subband is overlapped by strong (C_2D_2)_2 transitions. We use a term value approach, obtaining a self-consistent set of ``experimental" energy levels which can be directly compared with theory or fitted in terms of a Coriolis model. Challenges also arise with Ne-C_2D_2, which is not quite so close to the free rotor limit, but still has many overlapping lines. Insights gained here help in assigning the tricky R(1) region for Ne-C_2D_2. M. Rezaei, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, A.R.W. McKellar, B. Fernández, and D. Farrelly, Mol. Phys. 110, 2743 (2012).

  13. Understanding the Potential of Virtual Environments for Improving C2 Performance

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    2011-06-01

    Collaboration, Information-sharing, and Trust) multiplayer online counterterrorism intelligence game . Currently ELICIT has only a primitive textual interface...Trust) multiplayer online counterterrorism intelligence game to understand the comparative advantages and disadvantages of alternate C2 approaches...steps 2 Background • ELICIT: multiplayer online game —Counterterrorism intelligence domain —Like game Clue: ID fictitious terrorist plots • Used for C2

  14. Measuring the Effectiveness of the Conus Air and Missile Defense C2 System

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    2012-06-08

    you all for your constructive criticism, encouragement, and guidance while allowing me the latitude to scope my research onto a subject I thought...identified five deficiencies in which the CONUS AMD C2 system effectiveness can be improved. The research concluded by shaping three overall recommendations...it identified five deficiencies in which the CONUS AMD C2 system effectiveness can be improved. The research concluded by shaping three overall

  15. Identification and characterization of the zebrafish ClC-2 chloride channel orthologs.

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    Pérez-Rius, Carla; Gaitán-Peñas, Héctor; Estévez, Raúl; Barrallo-Gimeno, Alejandro

    2015-08-01

    ClC-2 is a Cl(-) channel that belongs to the CLC family of chloride channel/transport proteins. ClC-2 molecular role is not clear, and Clcn2 knockout mice develop blindness, sterility, and leukodystrophy by unknown reasons. ClC-2 is associated in the brain with the adhesion molecule GlialCAM, which is defective in a type of leukodystrophy, involving ClC-2 in the homeostasis of myelin. To get more insight into the functions of ClC-2, we have identified in this work the three ClC-2 orthologs in zebrafish. clcn2a and clcn2b resulted from the teleost-specific whole genome duplication, while clcn2c arose from a gene duplication from clcn2b. The expression patterns in adult tissues and embryos of zebrafish clcn2 paralogs support their subfunctionalization after the duplications, with clcn2a being enriched in excitable tissues and clcn2c in ionocytes. All three zebrafish clc-2 proteins interact with human GLIALCAM, that is able to target them to cell junctions, as it does with mammalian ClC-2. We could detect clc-2a and clc-2b inward rectified chloride currents with different voltage-dependence and kinetics in Xenopus oocytes, while clc-2c remained inactive. Interestingly, GlialCAM proteins did not modify clc-2b inward rectification. Then, our work extends the repertoire of ClC-2 proteins and provides new tools for structure-function and physiology studies.

  16. Structural insights into the neutralization mechanism of monoclonal antibody 6C2 against ricin.

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    Zhu, Yuwei; Dai, Jianxin; Zhang, Tiancheng; Li, Xu; Fang, Pengfei; Wang, Huajing; Jiang, Yongliang; Yu, Xiaojie; Xia, Tian; Niu, Liwen; Guo, Yajun; Teng, Maikun

    2013-08-30

    Ricin belongs to the type II ribosome-inactivating proteins that depurinate the universally conserved α-sarcin loop of rRNA. The RNA N-glycosidase activity of ricin also largely depends on the ribosomal proteins that play an important role during the process of rRNA depurination. Therefore, the study of the interaction between ricin and the ribosomal elements will be better to understand the catalysis mechanism of ricin. The antibody 6C2 is a mouse monoclonal antibody exhibiting unusually potent neutralizing ability against ricin, but the neutralization mechanism remains unknown. Here, we report the 2.8 Å crystal structure of 6C2 Fab in complex with the A-chain of ricin (RTA), which reveals an extensive antigen-antibody interface that contains both hydrogen bonds and van der Waals contacts. The complementarity-determining region loops H1, H2, H3, and L3 form a pocket to accommodate the epitope on the RTA (residues Asp(96)-Thr(116)). ELISA results show that Gln(98), Glu(99), Glu(102), and Thr(105) (RTA) are the key residues that play an important role in recognizing 6C2. With the perturbation of the 6C2 Fab-RTA interface, 6C2 loses its neutralization ability, measured based on the inhibition of protein synthesis in a cell-free system. Finally, we propose that the neutralization mechanism of 6C2 against ricin is that the binding of 6C2 hinders the interaction between RTA and the ribosome and the surface plasmon resonance and pulldown results confirm our hypothesis. In short, our data explain the neutralization mechanism of mAb 6C2 against ricin and provide a structural basis for the development of improved antibody drugs with better specificity and higher affinity.

  17. Functional Inactivation of Putative Photosynthetic Electron Acceptor Ferredoxin C2 (FdC2) Induces Delayed Heading Date and Decreased Photosynthetic Rate in Rice.

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    Zhao, Juan; Qiu, Zhennan; Ruan, Banpu; Kang, Shujing; He, Lei; Zhang, Sen; Dong, Guojun; Hu, Jiang; Zeng, Dali; Zhang, Guangheng; Gao, Zhenyu; Ren, Deyong; Hu, Xingming; Chen, Guang; Guo, Longbiao; Qian, Qian; Zhu, Li

    2015-01-01

    Ferredoxin (Fd) protein as unique electron acceptor, involved in a variety of fundamental metabolic and signaling processes, which is indispensable for plant growth. The molecular mechanisms of Fd such as regulation of electron partitioning, impact of photosynthetic rate and involvement in the carbon fixing remain elusive in rice. Here we reported a heading date delay and yellowish leaf 1 (hdy1) mutant derived from Japonica rice cultivar "Nipponbare" subjected to EMS treatment. In the paddy field, the hdy1 mutant appeared at a significantly late heading date and had yellow-green leaves during the whole growth stage. Further investigation indicated that the abnormal phenotype of hdy1 was connected with depressed pigment content and photosynthetic rate. Genetic analysis results showed that the hdy1 mutant phenotype was caused by a single recessive nuclear gene mutation. Map-based cloning revealed that OsHDY1 is located on chromosome 3 and encodes an ortholog of the AtFdC2 gene. Complementation and overexpression, transgenic plants exhibited the mutant phenotype including head date, leaf color and the transcription levels of the FdC2 were completely rescued by transformation with OsHDY1. Real-time PCR revealed that the expression product of OsHDY1 was detected in almost all of the organs except root, whereas highest expression levels were observed in seeding new leaves. The lower expression levels of HDY1 and content of iron were detected in hdy1 than WT's. The FdC2::GFP was detected in the chloroplasts of rice. Real-time PCR results showed that the expression of many photosynthetic electron transfer related genes in hdy1 were higher than WT. Our results suggest that OsFdC2 plays an important role in photosynthetic rate and development of heading date by regulating electron transfer and chlorophyll content in rice.

  18. A Sensitive Search for Traces of Stratospheric NH3, PH3, C2H5D, and CH2C2H2 within Saturn's Beacon

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    Greathouse, T. K.; Irons, W.; Fouchet, T.; Fletcher, L.; Orton, G. S.; Bézard, B.; Tokunaga, A. T.; Lacy, J. H.

    2011-12-01

    The development of a hot region in Saturn's stratosphere, the Beacon, coincided with observations of a massive storm outbreak in Saturn's deeper atmosphere. It is thought that these disturbances in the troposphere and stratosphere are related. The severity and size of the deep convective storm along with the increased stratospheric temperatures of the Beacon suggested the possibility that the tropospheric convection was strong enough to inject chemical constituents from the troposphere into the stratosphere by convective overshoot. Using the high spectral resolution capabilities of TEXES, the Texas Echelon cross Echelle Spectrograph, mounted on the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, IRTF, we performed a sensitive search for NH3 and PH3 emission lines that would indicate the presence of NH3 and PH3 in the stratospheric region of the Beacon. We will present upper limits to the NH3 and PH3 abundances as initial reductions of the data retrieved between July 14th and 19th, 2011 showed no obvious emission features from either gas. The high temperatures within the Beacon also allowed for a detailed search for molecules as yet undetected in the stratospheres of the Outer Planets, but predicted to exist at low abundance levels. Observations centered at 800 cm-1 and 845 cm-1 were retrieved to search for C2H5D and CH2C2H2 emission, respectively. Like the search for NH3 and PH3, initial reductions show no trace of these molecules. We will present a more thorough analysis with an upper limit to the CH2C2H2 abundance within the Beacon. Only a model to data comparison will be made for the C2H5D spectral setting, since a full set of line parameters for this molecule have yet to be recorded.

  19. Temperature and pressure dependent rate coefficients for the reaction of C2H4 + HO2 on the C2H4O2H potential energy surface.

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    Guo, JunJiang; Xu, JiaQi; Li, ZeRong; Tan, NingXin; Li, XiangYuan

    2015-04-02

    The potential energy surface (PES) for reaction C2H4 + HO2 was examined by using the quantum chemical methods. All rates were determined computationally using the CBS-QB3 composite method combined with conventional transition state theory(TST), variational transition-state theory (VTST) and Rice-Ramsberger-Kassel-Marcus/master-equation (RRKM/ME) theory. The geometries optimization and the vibrational frequency analysis of reactants, transition states, and products were performed at the B3LYP/CBSB7 level. The composite CBS-QB3 method was applied for energy calculations. The major product channel of reaction C2H4 + HO2 is the formation C2H4O2H via an OH(···)π complex with 3.7 kcal/mol binding energy which exhibits negative-temperature dependence. We further investigated the reactions related to this complex, which were ignored in previous studies. Thermochemical properties of the species involved in the reactions were determined using the CBS-QB3 method, and enthalpies of formation of species were compared with literature values. The calculated rate constants are in good agreement with those available from literature and given in modified Arrhenius equation form, which are serviceable in combustion modeling of hydrocarbons. Finally, in order to illustrate the effect for low-temperature ignition of our new rate constants, we have implemented them into the existing mechanisms, which can predict ethylene ignition in a shock tube with better performance.

  20. C2v top data system (C2v TDS) software for infrared spectrum simulation of XY2Z2 asymmetric molecules: some improvements to the TDS packages

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    Wenger, Ch.; Rotger, M.; Boudon, V.

    2005-07-01

    The spherical top data system (STDS) program suite developed in Dijon has been extended with the aim of studying any rovibrational band or polyad of XY2Z2(C2v) asymmetric top molecules. We work in the O(3)⊃Td⊃C2v chain because these species result from the substitution of two ligands of a corresponding “parent” spherical top and thus are relatively close to tetrahedral symmetry. The choice of this group chain has consequences on the method used to specify the input parameters of the programs for Hamiltonian and transition moment model calculations. One example concerning the ground state of the SO2F2 quasi-spherical molecule is presented. As before, this suite consists in a series of FORTRAN programs called by a script. The whole package is freely accessible through ftp (user anonymous) at jupiter.u-bourgogne.fr/dist or through the World Wide Web at http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/LPUB/c2vTDS.html. Further general improvements have been brought about for all the TDS packages (STDS, HTDS, C4vTDS) developed in our group and are briefly discussed in the present paper.

  1. C2H4 adsorption on Cu(210), revisited: bonding nature and coverage effects.

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    Amino, Shuichi; Arguelles, Elvis; Agerico Diño, Wilson; Okada, Michio; Kasai, Hideaki

    2016-08-24

    With the aid of density functional theory (DFT)-based calculations, we investigate the adsorption of C2H4 on Cu(210). We found two C2H4 adsorption sites, viz., the top of the step-edge atom (S) and the long bridge between two step-edge atoms (SS) of Cu(210). The step-edge atoms on Cu(210) block the otherwise active terrace sites found on copper surfaces with longer step sizes. This results in the preference for π-bonded over di-σ-bonded C2H4. We also found two stable C2H4 adsorption orientations on the S- and SS-sites, viz., with the C2H4 C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond parallel (fit) and perpendicular (cross) to [001]. Furthermore, we found that the three peaks observed in previous temperature programmed desorption (TPD) experiment [Surf. Sci., 2011, 605, 934-940] could be attributed to C2H4 in the S-fit or S-cross, S-fit and S-cross-fit (S-cross and S-fit configurations that both exist in the same unit cell) configurations on Cu(210).

  2. SiC2 siligraphene and nanotubes: novel donor materials in excitonic solar cells.

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    Zhou, Liu-Jiang; Zhang, Yong-Fan; Wu, Li-Ming

    2013-01-01

    In excitonic solar cells (XSC), power conversion efficiency (PCE) depends critically on the interface band alignment between donor and acceptor materials. Graphene or silicene is not suitable for donor materials due to their semimetallic features (zero band gaps); it is therefore highly desired to open an energy gap in graphene or silicene to extend their application in optoelectronic devices, especially in photovoltaics. In this paper, based on the global particle-swarm optimization algorithm and the density functional theory methods, we predict a novel SiC2 siligraphene (g-SiC2) with a direct band gap of 1.09 eV showing infinite planar geometry, in which Si and C atoms adopt sp(2) hybridization and C atoms form delocalized 4 C-domains that are periodically separated by Si atoms. Such a g-SiC2 siligraphene (with a global minimum of energy) is 0.41 eV/atom lower and thermally stabler than the isomeric pt-SiC2 silagraphene containing planar 4-fold coordinated silicon (3000 K vs 1000 K). Interestingly, the derivative (n, 0), (n, n) nanotubes (with diameters greater than 8.0 Å) have band gaps about 1.09 eV, which are independent of the chirality and diameter. Besides, a series of g-SiC2/GaN bilayer and g-SiC2 nanotube/ZnO monolayer XSCs have been proposed, which exhibit considerably high PCEs in the range of 12-20%.

  3. Shells in the C2 coma of Comet P/Halley

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    Schulz, Rita; A'Hearn, Michael F.

    1995-01-01

    We reanalyzed the CN images of Comet P/Halley, in which jets have been discovered for the first time, in search of shell structures. Shells were actually detected at the outer edges of the frames on those dates for which shells with radii small enough to be covered by the limited field of view of the CCD were predicted. The C2 images of the same data set were subjected to an analogous investigation which led to the discovery of shell structures in C2 as well. The morphology of the CN and the C2 shells is essentially equal on the same observational date. They have the same radii and show almost identical asymmetries which suggests that CN and C2 in the shells originate from the same general source. The comparison of the jets in both species before and after a two-dimensional continuum subtraction supports this supposition. The similar morphology of the jets indicates that both species are produced from the same bulk of precursor material which has been ejected in the form of jets from the same active area. However, similarly located and oriented jets in CN and C2 do not show similar relative intensities in most cases. These differences in the intensity distribution imply that the production rates of CN and C2 follow different laws.

  4. Atomic-scale recognition of surface structure and intercalation mechanism of Ti3C2X.

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    Wang, Xuefeng; Shen, Xi; Gao, Yurui; Wang, Zhaoxiang; Yu, Richeng; Chen, Liquan

    2015-02-25

    MXenes represent a large family of functionalized two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal carbides and carbonitrides. However, most of the understanding on their unique structures and applications stops at the theoretical suggestion and lack of experimental support. Herein, the surface structure and intercalation chemistry of Ti3C2X are clarified at the atomic scale by aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The STEM studies show that the functional groups (e.g., OH(-), F(-), O(-)) and the intercalated sodium (Na) ions prefer to stay on the top sites of the centro-Ti atoms and the C atoms of the Ti3C2 monolayer, respectively. Double Na-atomic layers are found within the Ti3C2X interlayer upon extensive Na intercalation via two-phase transition and solid-solution reactions. In addition, aluminum (Al)-ion intercalation leads to horizontal sliding of the Ti3C2X monolayer. On the basis of these observations, the previous monolayer surface model of Ti3C2X is modified. DFT calculations using the new modeling help to understand more about their physical and chemical properties. These findings enrich the understanding of the MXenes and shed light on future material design and applications. Moreover, the Ti3C2X exhibits prominent rate performance and long-term cycling stability as an anode material for Na-ion batteries.

  5. Multiparameter functional diversity of human C2H2 zinc finger proteins

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    Schmitges, Frank W.; Radovani, Ernest; Najafabadi, Hamed S.; Barazandeh, Marjan; Campitelli, Laura F.; Yin, Yimeng; Jolma, Arttu; Zhong, Guoqing; Guo, Hongbo; Kanagalingam, Tharsan; Dai, Wei F.; Taipale, Jussi; Emili, Andrew; Greenblatt, Jack F.; Hughes, Timothy R.

    2016-01-01

    C2H2 zinc finger proteins represent the largest and most enigmatic class of human transcription factors. Their C2H2-ZF arrays are highly variable, indicating that most will have unique DNA binding motifs. However, most of the binding motifs have not been directly determined. In addition, little is known about whether or how these proteins regulate transcription. Most of the ∼700 human C2H2-ZF proteins also contain at least one KRAB, SCAN, BTB, or SET domain, suggesting that they may have common interacting partners and/or effector functions. Here, we report a multifaceted functional analysis of 131 human C2H2-ZF proteins, encompassing DNA binding sites, interacting proteins, and transcriptional response to genetic perturbation. We confirm the expected diversity in DNA binding motifs and genomic binding sites, and provide motif models for 78 previously uncharacterized C2H2-ZF proteins, most of which are unique. Surprisingly, the diversity in protein–protein interactions is nearly as high as diversity in DNA binding motifs: Most C2H2-ZF proteins interact with a unique spectrum of co-activators and co-repressors. Thus, multiparameter diversification likely underlies the evolutionary success of this large class of human proteins. PMID:27852650

  6. Shells in the C2 coma of Comet P/Halley

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    Schulz, Rita; A'Hearn, Michael F.

    1995-01-01

    We reanalyzed the CN images of Comet P/Halley, in which jets have been discovered for the first time, in search of shell structures. Shells were actually detected at the outer edges of the frames on those dates for which shells with radii small enough to be covered by the limited field of view of the CCD were predicted. The C2 images of the same data set were subjected to an analogous investigation which led to the discovery of shell structures in C2 as well. The morphology of the CN and the C2 shells is essentially equal on the same observational date. They have the same radii and show almost identical asymmetries which suggests that CN and C2 in the shells originate from the same general source. The comparison of the jets in both species before and after a two-dimensional continuum subtraction supports this supposition. The similar morphology of the jets indicates that both species are produced from the same bulk of precursor material which has been ejected in the form of jets from the same active area. However, similarly located and oriented jets in CN and C2 do not show similar relative intensities in most cases. These differences in the intensity distribution imply that the production rates of CN and C2 follow different laws.

  7. Structural analysis of Ca(2+)-binding pocket of synaptotagmin 5 C2A domain.

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    Qiu, Xiaoting; Ge, Junyi; Gao, Yongxiang; Teng, Maikun; Niu, Liwen

    2017-02-01

    Synaptotagmins constitute a family of multifunctional integral membrane proteins found predominantly on vesicles in neural and endocrine tissues. 17 isoforms of synaptotagmin family in mammals have been identified, 7 isoforms among them are known to be able to bind Ca(2+) via their C2 domains. This study presents the crystal structure of the first C2 domain (C2A domain) of synaptotagmin 5 complexed with Ca(2+) at 1.90Å resolution. Comparison of the Ca(2+)-binding pocket of synaptotagmin 5 C2A domain with other synaptotagmin C2 domains demonstrated that a serine residue locating at Ca(2+)-binding loop probably responsible to the conformational variation of Ca(2+)-binding pocket, and thus impacts the Ca(2+)-binding mechanism of C2 domain, which is verified by structural analysis of the serine mutant and Ca(2+)-binding assays via isothermal titration calorimetry. Alteration of Ca(2+)-binding mechanism might be correlated with different Ca(2+) response rates of synaptotagmins, which is the basis of the functions of synaptotagmins in regulating various types of Ca(2+)-triggered vesicle-membrane fusion processes. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Kinetics of the reaction C2H5 + HO2 by time-resolved mass spectrometry.

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    Ludwig, Wiebke; Brandt, Björn; Friedrichs, Gernot; Temps, Friedrich

    2006-03-09

    The overall rate constant for the radical-radical reaction C2H5 + HO2 --> products has been determined at room temperature by means of time-resolved mass spectrometry using a laser photolysis/flow reactor combination. Excimer laser photolysis of gas mixtures containing ethane, hydrogen peroxide, and oxalyl chloride was employed to generate controlled concentrations of C2H5 and HO2 radicals by the fast H abstraction reactions of the primary radicals Cl and OH with C2H6 and H2O2, respectively. By careful adjustments of the radical precursor concentrations, the title reaction could be measured under almost pseudo-first-order conditions with the concentration of HO2 in large excess over that of C2H5. From detailed numerical simulations of the measured concentration-time profiles of C2H5 and HO2, the overall rate constant for the reaction was found to be k1(293 K) = (3.1 +/- 1.0) x 10(13) cm3 mol(-1) s(-1). C2H5O could be confirmed as a direct reaction product.

  9. Dynamic Entangled Porous Framework for Hydrocarbon (C2-C3) Storage, CO2 Capture, and Separation.

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    Sikdar, Nivedita; Bonakala, Satyanarayana; Haldar, Ritesh; Balasubramanian, Sundaram; Maji, Tapas Kumar

    2016-04-18

    Storage and separation of small (C1-C3) hydrocarbons are of great significance as these are alternative energy resources and also can be used as raw materials for many industrially important materials. Selective capture of greenhouse gas, CO2 from CH4 is important to improve the quality of natural gas. Among the available porous materials, MOFs with permanent porosity are the most suitable to serve these purposes. Herein, a two-fold entangled dynamic framework {[Zn2 (bdc)2 (bpNDI)]⋅4DMF}n with pore surface carved with polar functional groups and aromatic π clouds is exploited for selective capture of CO2 , C2, and C3 hydrocarbons at ambient condition. The framework shows stepwise CO2 and C2 H2 uptake at 195 K but type I profiles are observed at 298 K. The IAST selectivity of CO2 over CH4 is the highest (598 at 298 K) among the MOFs without open metal sites reported till date. It also shows high selectivity for C2 H2 , C2 H4 , C2 H6 , and C3 H8 over CH4 at 298 K. DFT calculations reveal that aromatic π surface and the polar imide (RNC=O) functional groups are the primary adsorption sites for adsorption. Furthermore, breakthrough column experiments showed CO2 /CH4 C2 H6 /CH4 and CO2 /N2 separation capability at ambient condition.

  10. Cloning, expression and functional characterization of the C2 domain from tomato phospholipase Dα.

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    Tiwari, Krishnaraj; Paliyath, Gopinadhan

    2011-01-01

    C2 domains exist as highly conserved N-terminal or C-terminal calcium- and lipid-binding motifs comprising nearly 130 amino acids, responsible for recruiting proteins to the membrane during signal transduction. In this study, the sequence corresponding to the N-terminal 164 amino acids of a full length cDNA of phospholipase Dα from tomato fruit was cloned in pET28(b) vector and expressed in E. coli as a His-tagged protein. Recombinant C2 domain showed micromolar affinity towards Ca(++) with a maximum of 2 high affinity binding sites. Interaction of C2 domain with synthetic unilamellar vesicles, evaluated by protein- lipid fluorescence resonance energy transfer, showed maximum affinity towards phosphatidic acid, and virtually no binding with phosphatidylcholine. The binding towards phosphoinositides was reduced with increasing degree of phosphorylation. Acid- and chaotropic salt- titrations indicated an electrostatic, rather than a hydrophobic mode of interaction between C2 domain and the phospholipid vesicles. Conformational analyses of the recombinant C2 domain showed a much longer calcium binding loop region, a far less electropositive phosphoinositide-binding region, unique calcium binding pockets with high electro-negativity, and other features that are distinct from the typical C2 domains of phospholipase A2 and Protein kinase C α, signifying the uniqueness of Phospholipase Dα in fruit developmental events. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization and Structures of M_3C_2(M=Sc, La)

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    Wu, Lu; Mourad, Roudjane; Yang, D. S.

    2011-06-01

    M_3C_2 (M=Sc, La) clusters are produced by laser vaporization in a pulsed metal-cluster source and identified by photoionization mass spectrometry. Vibrationally resolved ion spectra are obtained with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The MATI spectra of M_3C_2 (M=Sc, La) exhibit a weak 0-0 transition, indicating a significant geometry difference between the neutral and ionized clusters. The ionization energies of Sc_2C_2 and La_3C_2 are measured to be 36398 (5) and 30051(5) Cm-1, respectively. In addition, the spectra of the two clusters display a number of vibrational intervals that are associated with M_3 deformations. Preliminary data analysis shows that both clusters have a C2v bi-pyramid structure in the neutral state and a D3h bi-pyramid structure in the ion state, and the spectra may be assigned to the ^1A'_1 (D3h)← ^2B_2 (C2v) transitions.

  12. Overview of the C-2U Advanced Beam-Driven FRC Experimental Program

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    Gota, H.; Binderbauer, M. W.; Tajima, T.; Putvinski, S.; Tuszewski, M.; Barnes, D.; Dettrick, S.; Garate, E.; Korepanov, S.; Smirnov, A.; Thompson, M. C.; Yang, X.; Ivanov, A. A.; the TAE Team

    2015-11-01

    The world's largest compact toroid (CT) device, C-2, has recently been upgraded to C-2U at Tri Alpha Energy to seek for a sustainment of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma by neutral-beam (NB) injection. The C-2 experimental program was successfully completed with dramatic improvements in confinement and stability of FRC plasmas, as well as demonstrated plasma pressure increase and plasma heating by NB injection. To enhance the NB injection effect and further improve the FRC performance, the C-2U experimental program has started with following key system upgrades: (i) increased total NB input power to 10 + MW (15 keV hydrogen) with tilted injection angle; (ii) enhanced edge-biasing capability for stability control; (iii) upgraded particle inventory control systems. The initial C-2U experiment has already demonstrated much further improvements, revealing advanced beam-driven FRC plasmas. In the best operating regime we have successfully achieved plasma sustainment up to 5 + ms; while, in the longer-pulsed regime the plasma lifetime can be extended up to the end of NB pulse-duration (8 + ms). The overall C-2U experimental program and the initial experimental results will be presented at the meeting.

  13. The roles of AKR1C1 and AKR1C2 in ethyl-3,4-dihydroxybenzoate induced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell death

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    Zhou, Dianrong; Lou, Xiaomin; Xu, Yang; Liu, Siqi; Zhao, Xiaohang

    2016-01-01

    The aldo-keto reductase (AKR) superfamily of enzymes is critical for the detoxification of drugs and toxins in the human body; these enzymes are involved not only in the development of drug resistance in cancer cells but also in the metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Here, we demonstrated that AKR1C1/C2 increased the metabolism of ethyl-3,4-dihydroxybenzoate (EDHB) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells. Previous studies have shown that EDHB can effectively induce esophageal cancer cell autophagy and apoptosis, and the AKR1C family represents one set of highly expressed genes after EDHB treatment. To explore the cytotoxic effects of EDHB, esophageal cancer cells with higher (KYSE180) or lower (KYSE510) AKR1C expression levels were evaluated in this study. The proliferation of KYSE180 cells was inhibited more effectively than that of KYSE510 cells by EDHB treatment. Furthermore, the effective subunits of the AKR superfamily, AKR1C1/C2, were quantitatively identified using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assays. The sensitivity of esophageal cancer cells to EDHB was significantly attenuated by the siRNA knockdown of AKR1C1/C2. Moreover, the expression of autophagy inducers (Beclin, LC3II and BNIP3) and NDRG1 was significantly elevated in KYSE180 cells, but not in KYSE510 cells, after EDHB treatment. When autophagy was inhibited by 3-methyladenine, KYSE180 cells exhibited an increased sensitivity to EDHB, which may be a metabolic substrate of AKR1C1/C2. These results indicated that ESCC patients with high AKR1C1/C2 expression may be more sensitive to EDHB, and AKR1C1/C2 may facilitate EDHB-induced autophagy and apoptosis, thus providing potential guidance for the chemoprevention of ESCC. PMID:26934124

  14. Genetic evidence for the role of isocytochrome c2 in photosynthetic growth of Rhodobacter sphaeroides Spd mutants.

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    Rott, M A; Witthuhn, V C; Schilke, B A; Soranno, M; Ali, A; Donohue, T J

    1993-01-01

    In Rhodobacter sphaeroides, cytochrome c2 (cyt c2)-deficient mutants are photosynthetically incompetent (PS-). However, mutations which suppress the photosynthetic deficiency (spd mutations) of cyt c2 mutants increase the levels of a cyt c2 isoform, isocyt c2. To determine whether isocyt c2 was required for photosynthetic growth of Spd mutants, we used Tn5 mutagenesis to generate a PS- mutant (TP39) that lacks both cyt c2 and isocyt c2. DNA sequence analysis of wild-type DNA that restores isocyt c2 production and photosynthetic growth to TP39 indicates that it encodes the isocyt c2 structural gene, cycI. The Tn5 insertion in TP39 is approximately 1.5 kb upstream of cycI, and our results show that it is polar onto cycI. The cycI gene has been physically mapped to a region of chromosome I that is approximately 700 kb from the R. sphaeroides photosynthetic gene cluster. Construction of a defined cycI null mutant and complementation of several mutants with the cycI gene under the control of the cyt c2 promoter region indicate that an increase in the levels of isocyt c2 alone is necessary and sufficient for photosynthetic growth in the absence of cyt c2. The data are discussed in terms of the obligate role of isocyt c2 in cyt c2-independent photosynthesis of R. sphaeroides.

  15. Genetic evidence for the role of isocytochrome c2 in photosynthetic growth of Rhodobacter sphaeroides Spd mutants.

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    Rott, M A; Witthuhn, V C; Schilke, B A; Soranno, M; Ali, A; Donohue, T J

    1993-01-01

    In Rhodobacter sphaeroides, cytochrome c2 (cyt c2)-deficient mutants are photosynthetically incompetent (PS-). However, mutations which suppress the photosynthetic deficiency (spd mutations) of cyt c2 mutants increase the levels of a cyt c2 isoform, isocyt c2. To determine whether isocyt c2 was required for photosynthetic growth of Spd mutants, we used Tn5 mutagenesis to generate a PS- mutant (TP39) that lacks both cyt c2 and isocyt c2. DNA sequence analysis of wild-type DNA that restores isocyt c2 production and photosynthetic growth to TP39 indicates that it encodes the isocyt c2 structural gene, cycI. The Tn5 insertion in TP39 is approximately 1.5 kb upstream of cycI, and our results show that it is polar onto cycI. The cycI gene has been physically mapped to a region of chromosome I that is approximately 700 kb from the R. sphaeroides photosynthetic gene cluster. Construction of a defined cycI null mutant and complementation of several mutants with the cycI gene under the control of the cyt c2 promoter region indicate that an increase in the levels of isocyt c2 alone is necessary and sufficient for photosynthetic growth in the absence of cyt c2. The data are discussed in terms of the obligate role of isocyt c2 in cyt c2-independent photosynthesis of R. sphaeroides. Images PMID:8380401

  16. Downregulation of chloride channel ClC-2 by Janus kinase 3.

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    Warsi, Jamshed; Elvira, Bernat; Hosseinzadeh, Zohreh; Shumilina, Ekaterina; Lang, Florian

    2014-05-01

    Janus kinase-3 (JAK3) fosters proliferation and counteracts apoptosis of lymphocytes and tumor cells. The gain of function mutation (A572V)JAK3 has been discovered in acute megakaryoplastic leukemia. JAK3 is inactivated by replacement of lysine by alanine in the catalytic subunit ((K855A)JAK3). Regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis involves altered activity of Cl(-) channels. The present study, thus, explored whether JAK3 modifies the function of the small conductance Cl(-) channel ClC-2. To this end, ClC-2 was expressed in Xenopus oocytes with or without wild-type JAK3, (A568V)JAK3 or (K851A)JAK3, and the Cl(-) channel activity determined by dual-electrode voltage clamp. Channel protein abundance in the cell membrane was determined utilizing chemiluminescence. As a result, expression of ClC-2 was followed by a marked increase of cell membrane conductance. The conductance was significantly decreased following coexpression of JAK3 or (A568V)JAK3, but not by coexpression of (K851A)JAK3. Exposure of the oocytes expressing ClC-2 together with (A568V)JAK3 to the JAK3 inhibitor WHI-P154 (4-[(3'-bromo-4'-hydroxyphenyl)amino]-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline, 22 μM) increased the conductance. Coexpression of (A568V)JAK3 decreased the ClC-2 protein abundance in the cell membrane of ClC-2 expressing oocytes. The decline of conductance in ClC-2 and (A568V)JAK3 coexpressing oocytes following inhibition of channel protein insertion by brefeldin A (5 μM) was similar in oocytes expressing ClC-2 with (A568V)JAK3 and oocytes expressing ClC-2 alone, indicating that (A568V)JAK3 might slow channel protein insertion into rather than accelerating channel protein retrieval from the cell membrane. In conclusion, JAK3 downregulates ClC-2 activity and thus counteracts Cl(-) exit-an effect possibly influencing cell proliferation and apoptosis.

  17. Surgical Outcomes of the Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament According to the Involvement of the C2 Segment.

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    Lee, Soo Eon; Jahng, Tae-Ahn; Kim, Hyun-Jib

    2016-06-01

    The complex structure around the upper cervical spine makes surgical treatment difficult. the present study aimed to analyze how patients with ossification of the longitudinal ligament (OPLL) involving the C2 were managed and to compare the surgical outcomes according to the C2 involvement. Ninety-five patients with cervical OPLL who underwent surgical treatment were divided into C2 involvement (C2+ group, 40 patients) or none (C2- group, 55 patients). In the C2+ group, subanalysis was conducted to according to the C2 surgery (C2 surgery+ group, 14 patients). All patients had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up with a mean of 51.36 months. The most common location of the narrowest space available for the spinal cord was C2 and C5 in the C2+ and C2- groups, respectively. In the C2+ group, a longer OPLL with thickened diameter was radiographically demonstrated, but clinical outcomes were not different from the C2- group. In the C2 surgery+ group, the narrowest spinal cord was common in the C2 (50.0%), and an extension of the signal change of spinal cord to the C2 was observed in 4 patients, showing a statistical difference. C2 surgery was performed in all patients using the posterior approach and it did not result in different clinical outcomes or surgery-related complications. An anterior surgical approach was deemed risky given the chance of the development of complications. Both of C2 involvement from OPLL and surgery including the C2 did not affect clinical outcomes. The posterior decompressive surgery is safer and more effective than the anterior approach regarding the development of surgery-related complications. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Synaptotagmin C2B domain regulates Ca2+-triggered fusion in vitro: critical residues revealed by scanning alanine mutagenesis.

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    Gaffaney, Jon D; Dunning, F Mark; Wang, Zhao; Hui, Enfu; Chapman, Edwin R

    2008-11-14

    Synaptotagmin (syt) 1 is localized to synaptic vesicles, binds Ca2+, and regulates neuronal exocytosis. Syt 1 harbors two Ca2+-binding motifs referred to as C2A and C2B. In this study we examine the function of the isolated C2 domains of Syt 1 using a reconstituted, SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment receptor)-mediated, fusion assay. We report that inclusion of phosphatidylethanolamine into reconstituted SNARE vesicles enabled isolated C2B, but not C2A, to regulate Ca2+-triggered fusion. The isolated C2B domain had a 6-fold lower EC50 for Ca2+-activated fusion than the intact cytosolic domain of Syt 1 (C2AB). Phosphatidylethanolamine increased both the rate and efficiency of C2AB- and C2B-regulated fusion without affecting their abilities to bind membrane-embedded syntaxin-SNAP-25 (t-SNARE) complexes. At equimolar concentrations, the isolated C2A domain was an effective inhibitor of C2B-, but not C2AB-regulated fusion; hence, C2A has markedly different effects in the fusion assay depending on whether it is tethered to C2B. Finally, scanning alanine mutagenesis of C2AB revealed four distinct groups of mutations within the C2B domain that play roles in the regulation of SNARE-mediated fusion. Surprisingly, substitution of Arg-398 with alanine, which lies on the opposite end of C2B from the Ca2+/membrane-binding loops, decreases C2AB t-SNARE binding and Ca2+-triggered fusion in vitro without affecting Ca2+-triggered interactions with phosphatidylserine or vesicle aggregation. In addition, some mutations uncouple the clamping and stimulatory functions of syt 1, suggesting that these two activities are mediated by distinct structural determinants in C2B.

  19. Quantitative C2H2 measurements in sooty flames using mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy

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    Sun, Z. W.; Li, Z. S.; Li, B.; Alwahabi, Z. T.; Aldén, M.

    2010-10-01

    Quantitative measurements of acetylene (C2H2) molecules as a combustion intermediate species in a series of rich premixed C2H4/air flames were non-intrusively performed, spatially resolved, using mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy (IRPS), by probing its fundamental ro-vibrational transitions. The flat sooty C2H4/air premixed flames with different equivalence ratios varying from 1.25 to 2.50 were produced on a 6 cm diameter porous-plug McKenna type burner at atmospheric pressure, and all measurements were performed at a height of 8.5 mm above the burner surface. IRPS excitation scans in different flame conditions were performed and rotational line-resolved spectra were recorded. Spectral features of acetylene molecules were readily recognized in the spectral ranges selected, with special attention to avoid the spectral interference from the large amount of coexisting hot water and other hydrocarbon molecules. On-line calibration of the optical system was performed in a laminar C2H2/N2 gas flow at ambient conditions. Using the flame temperatures measured by coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy in a previous work, C2H2 mole fractions in different flames were evaluated with collision effects and spectral overlap between molecular line and laser source being analyzed and taken into account. C2H2 IRPS signals in two different buffering gases, N2 and CO2, had been investigated in a tube furnace in order to estimate the spectral overlap coefficients and collision effects at different temperatures. The soot-volume fractions (SVF) in the studied flames were measured using a He-Ne laser-extinction method, and no obvious degrading of the IRPS technique due to the sooty environment has been observed in the flame with SVF up to ˜2×10-7. With the increase of flame equivalence ratios not only the SVF but also the C2H2 mole fractions increased.

  20. Hepatitis B virus subgenotype C2 is the most prevalent subgenotype in northeast China.

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    Wang, H Y; Li, D; Liu, W; Jin, X; Du, B; Li, Y P; Gu, H X; Zhang, S Y

    2010-05-01

    The geographical distribution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) subgenotypes and their clinical implications in patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B in the Heilung-kiang province of northeast China were investigated. Nested PCR and multiplex PCR were performed with genotype-specific primers and with subgenotype-specific primers to identify genotypes and subgenotypes from serum samples of 412 HBV infections including 69 with acute self-limited hepatitis (ASH) and 343 with chronic hepatitis (CH). A total of 361 samples were genotyped and 304 were further subgenotyped. The most common HBV genotype was C (93.63%, 338/361), with subgenotype group C2 (83.73%, 283/338) predominating. Genotype B was also found and subgenotype B2 predominated within this genotype. Out of 69 infected patients with ASH, 48 were identified as genotype C and all belonged to subgenotype C2. Of 343 infected patients with CH, 313 were genotyped and 256 were subgenotyped; amongst these, C2 (91.80%, 235/256), B2 (7.42%, 19/256) and mixed subgenotypes B2 and C2 (0.78%, 2/256) were found. In HBV subgenotype C2 infections, ASH had a higher ratio of women than CH patients. These results show that HBV subgenotypes C2 and B2 were found in Heilung-kiang province of northeast China. In ASH and CH groups, the distributions of subgenotypes were coincident with C2, the predominant subgenotype. Analysis of the association between subgenotype and the outcomes of HBV infection was inconclusive in our study.

  1. Chloroquine Analog Interaction with C2- and Iota-Toxin in Vitro and in Living Cells

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    Kronhardt, Angelika; Beitzinger, Christoph; Barth, Holger; Benz, Roland

    2016-01-01

    C2-toxin from Clostridium botulinum and Iota-toxin from Clostridium perfringens belong both to the binary A-B-type of toxins consisting of two separately secreted components, an enzymatic subunit A and a binding component B that facilitates the entry of the corresponding enzymatic subunit into the target cells. The enzymatic subunits are in both cases actin ADP-ribosyltransferases that modify R177 of globular actin finally leading to cell death. Following their binding to host cells’ receptors and internalization, the two binding components form heptameric channels in endosomal membranes which mediate the translocation of the enzymatic components Iota a and C2I from endosomes into the cytosol of the target cells. The binding components form ion-permeable channels in artificial and biological membranes. Chloroquine and related 4-aminoquinolines were able to block channel formation in vitro and intoxication of living cells. In this study, we extended our previous work to the use of different chloroquine analogs and demonstrate that positively charged aminoquinolinium salts are able to block channels formed in lipid bilayer membranes by the binding components of C2- and Iota-toxin. Similarly, these molecules protect cultured mammalian cells from intoxication with C2- and Iota-toxin. The aminoquinolinium salts did presumably not interfere with actin ADP-ribosylation or receptor binding but blocked the pores formed by C2IIa and Iota b in living cells and in vitro. The blocking efficiency of pores formed by Iota b and C2IIa by the chloroquine analogs showed interesting differences indicating structural variations between the types of protein-conducting nanochannels formed by Iota b and C2IIa. PMID:27517960

  2. CRF Type 2 Receptors Mediate the Metabolic Effects of Ghrelin in C2C12 cells

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    Gershon, Eran; Vale, Wylie W

    2014-01-01

    Objective Ghrelin is known to regulate appetite control and cellular metabolism. The Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) family is also known to regulate energy balance. In this study, we investigated the links between ghrelin and the CRF family in C2C12 cells, a mouse myoblast cell line. Design and methods C2C12 cells were treated with ghrelin in the presence or absence of CRF receptor antagonists and then subjected to different metabolic analyses. Results Ghrelin enhanced glucose uptake by C2C12 cells, induced GLUT4 translocation to the cell surface and decreased RBP4 expression. A CRF-R2 selective antagonist, anti-sauvagine-30, blocked ghrelin-induced glucose uptake, Ghrelin upregulated CRF-R2 but not CRF-R1 levels. Moreover, ghrelin-treated C2C12 cells displayed a cAMP and pERK activation in response to Ucn3, a CRF-R2 specific ligand, but not in response to CRF or stressin, CRF-R1 specific ligands. Ghrelin also induced UCP2 and UCP3 expression, which were blocked by anti-sauvagine-30. Ghrelin did not induce fatty acids uptake by C2C12 cells or ACC expression. Even though C2C12 cells clearly exhibited responses to ghrelin, the known ghrelin receptor, GHSR1a, was not detectable in C2C12 cells. Conclusion Our results suggest that, ghrelin plays a role in regulating muscle glucose and, raise the possibility that suppression of the CRF-R2 pathway might provide benefits in high ghrelin states. PMID:23804489

  3. C1-c2 pedicle screw fixation for treatment of old odontoid fractures.

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    Qi, Lei; Li, Mu; Zhang, Shuai; Si, Haipeng; Xue, Jingsong

    2015-02-01

    Nonunion and C1-C2 instability of odontoid fractures usually result from delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. However, the available treatment options for odontoid fractures remain controversial. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle in cases of old odontoid fractures. This retrospective study included 21 patients with old odontoid fractures (13 men and 8 women; mean age, 46.5 years; range, 24-69 years). Internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle was performed in all patients. Fracture reduction and C1-C2 fusion were assessed with imaging. The neck pain visual analog scale score and cervical spinal cord functional Japanese Orthopaedic Association score (for those who had cervical spinal cord injury) were used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Postoperative complications were recorded. Postoperative imaging showed that the C1-C2 dislocation was satisfactorily repositioned in all patients. Bone fusion was observed 1 year after surgery in all patients. No loosening or breaking of internal fixation occurred. The preoperative neck pain visual analog scale score was 5.9±1.5 and improved significantly to 1.8±0.8 after surgery (P<.001). The Japanese Orthopaedic Association score in patients with cervical spinal injury (n=14) was 9.2±1.9 and also significantly improved to 13.8±1.9 at the last follow-up examination (P<.001), with an average improvement rate of 61.0%. No iatrogenic vertebral artery injury or severe spinal cord injury occurred. Screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle was found to be an effective and safe surgical approach for the treatment of old odontoid fractures with C1-C2 dislocation or instability.

  4. Thyroid hormone modulates ClC-2 chloride channel gene expression in rat renal proximal tubules.

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    Santos Ornellas, D; Grozovsky, R; Goldenberg, R C; Carvalho, D P; Fong, P; Guggino, W B; Morales, M

    2003-09-01

    Thyroid hormones has its main role in controlling metabolism, but it can also modulate extracellular fluid Volume (ECFV) through its action on the expression and activity of Na(+) transporters. Otherwise, chloride is the main anion in the ECFV and the influence of thyroid hormones in the regulation of chloride transporters is not yet understood. In this work, we studied the effect of thyroid hormones in the expression of ClC-2, a cell Volume-, pH- and voltage-sensitive Cl(-) channel, in rat kidney. To analyze the modulation of ClC-2 gene expression by thyroid hormones, we used hypothyroid (Hypo) rats with or without thyroxine (T(4)) replacement and hyperthyroid (Hyper) rats as our experimental models. Total RNA was isolated and the expression of ClC-2 mRNA was evaluated by a ribonuclease protection assay, and/or semi-quantitative RT-PCR. Renal ClC-2 expression decreased in Hypo rats and increased in Hyper rats. In addition, semi-quantitative RT-PCR of different nephron segments showed that these changes were due exclusively to the modulation of ClC-2 mRNA expression by thyroid hormone in convoluted and straight proximal tubules. To investigate whether thyroid hormones action was direct or indirect, renal proximal tubule primary culture cells were prepared and subjected to different T(4) concentrations. ClC-2 mRNA expression was increased by T(4) in a dose-dependent fashion, as analyzed by RT-PCR. Western blotting demonstrated that ClC-2 protein expression followed the same profile of mRNA expression.

  5. Potential energy surface for C2H4I2+ dissociation including spin-orbit effects

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    Siebert, Matthew R.; Aquino, Adelia J.; De Jong, Wibe A.; Granucci, Giovanni; Hase, William L.

    2012-10-24

    Previous experiments [Baer, et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 2833 (2012)] have studied the dissociation of 1,2-diiodoethane radical cation (C2H4I2+•) and found a one-dimensional distribution of translational energy; an odd finding considering most product relative translational energy distributions are two-dimensional. The goal of this study is to obtain an accurate understanding of the potential energy surface (PES) topology for the unimolecular decomposition reaction C2H4I2+• - C2H4I+ + I•. This is done through comparison of many single-reference electronic structure methods, coupled-cluster single point (energy) calculations, and multi-reference calculations used to quantify spin-orbit (SO) coupling effects. We find that the structure of the C2H4I2+• reactant has a substantial effect on the role of SO coupling on the reaction energy. Both the BHandH and MP2 theories with an ECP/6-31++G** basis set, and without SO coupling corrections, provide accurate models for the reaction energetics. MP2 theory gives an unsymmetric structure with different C-I bond lengths, resulting in a SO energy for C2H4I2+• similar to that for the product I-atom and a negligible SO correction to the reaction energy. In contrast, DFT gives a symmetric structure for C2H4I2+•, similar to that of the neutral C2H4I2 parent, resulting in a substantial SO correction and increasing the reaction energy by 6.0-6.5 kcal/mol. Also, we find that for this system single point energy calculations are inaccurate, since a small change in geometry can lead to a large change in energy.

  6. C2 Primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman: A case report and review of literature.

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    Patibandla, Mohana Rao; Nayak, Madhukar T; Purohit, A K; Uppin, Megha; Challa, Sundaram; Addagada, Gokul Chowdary; Nukavarapu, Manisha

    2017-01-01

    Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. There were very few primary leiomyoma in patients with AIDS or in the immune-suppressed patients. This 48-year-old female came with H/o neck pain, weakness and bladder retention. On examination, tone increased in all four limbs, power on the right side of the limbs 4/5, power on the left upper limb 0/5, lower limb 3/5, left plantar was up going, decreased sensation over the left second cervical vertebra (C2) dermatome and all modalities decreased below C2. X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine showed kyphosis of the cervical spine with destruction of the C2 vertebral body along with pathological fracture. The patient underwent decompression of the C2 lesion through the C2 right pedicle with occipito-C1-C3 lateral mass screws fixation. Lesion anterior to the cord was reached by a transpedicular approach and decompression was performed. The lesion was pinkish grey, firm and moderately vascular and was destroying the C2 vertebral body. The patient improved symptomatically in power in the left upper limb and lower limb over the next 1 week duration from 0/5 to 4+/5. Histopathology revealed primary leiomyoma. The patient was evaluated with ultrasound abdomen and contrast tomogram of the chest, abdomen and pelvis to rule out other possible lesions in the lung, intestines and uterus. We suggest that leiomyoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of destructive lytic lesions involving the C2 vertebra. Histopathological examination with immunohistochemistry is necessary for the definitive diagnosis. Treatment of choice is surgery with complete removal.

  7. Diffusion of Ag, Au and Cs implants in MAX phase Ti3SiC2

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    Jiang, Weilin; Henager, Charles H.; Varga, Tamas; Jung, Hee Joon; Overman, Nicole R.; Zhang, Chonghong; Gou, Jie

    2015-05-16

    MAX phases (M: early transition metal; A: elements in group 13 or 14; X: C or N), such as titanium silicon carbide (Ti3SiC2), have a unique combination of both metallic and ceramic properties, which make them attractive for potential nuclear applications. Ti3SiC2 has been considered as a possible fuel cladding material. This study reports on the diffusivities of fission product surrogates (Ag and Cs) and a noble metal Au (with diffusion behavior similar to Ag) in this ternary compound at elevated temperatures, as well as in dual-phase nanocomposite of Ti3SiC2/3C-SiC and polycrystalline CVD 3C-SiC for behavior comparisons. Samples were implanted with Ag, Au or Cs ions and characterized with various methods, including x-ray diffraction, electron backscatter diffraction, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, helium ion microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that in contrast to immobile Ag in 3C-SiC, there is a significant outward diffusion of Ag in Ti3SiC2 within the dual-phase nanocomposite during Ag ion implantation at 873 K. Similar behavior of Au in polycrystalline Ti3SiC2 was also observed. Cs out-diffusion and release from Ti3SiC2 occurred during post-implantation thermal annealing at 973 K. This study suggests caution and further studies in consideration of Ti3SiC2 as a fuel cladding material for advanced nuclear reactors operating at very high temperatures.

  8. Gene Expression Profiling of H9c2 Myoblast Differentiation towards a Cardiac-Like Phenotype

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    Branco, Ana F.; Pereira, Susana P.; Gonzalez, Susana; Gusev, Oleg; Rizvanov, Albert A.; Oliveira, Paulo J.

    2015-01-01

    H9c2 myoblasts are a cell model used as an alternative for cardiomyocytes. H9c2 cells have the ability to differentiate towards a cardiac phenotype when the media serum is reduced in the presence of all-trans-retinoic acid (RA), creating multinucleated cells with low proliferative capacity. In the present study, we performed for the first time a transcriptional analysis of the H9c2 cell line in two differentiation states, i.e. embryonic cells and differentiated cardiac-like cells. The results show that RA-induced H9c2 differentiation increased the expression of genes encoding for cardiac sarcomeric proteins such as troponin T, or calcium transporters and associated machinery, including SERCA2, ryanodine receptor and phospholamban as well as genes associated with mitochondrial energy production including respiratory chain complexes subunits, mitochondrial creatine kinase, carnitine palmitoyltransferase I and uncoupling proteins. Undifferentiated myoblasts showed increased gene expression of pro-survival proteins such as Bcl-2 as well as cell cycle-regulating proteins. The results indicate that the differentiation of H9c2 cells lead to an increase of transcripts and protein levels involved in calcium handling, glycolytic and mitochondrial metabolism, confirming that H9c2 cell differentiation induced by RA towards a more cardiac-like phenotype involves remodeled mitochondrial function. PI3K, PDK1 and p-CREB also appear to be involved on H9c2 differentiation. Furthermore, complex analysis of differently expressed transcripts revealed significant up-regulation of gene expression related to cardiac muscle contraction, dilated cardiomyopathy and other pathways specific for the cardiac tissue. Metabolic and gene expression remodeling impacts cell responses to different stimuli and determine how these cells are used for biochemical assays. PMID:26121149

  9. Multiple charge density wave transitions in the antiferromagnets R NiC2 (R =Gd ,Tb)

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    Shimomura, S.; Hayashi, C.; Hanasaki, N.; Ohnuma, K.; Kobayashi, Y.; Nakao, H.; Mizumaki, M.; Onodera, H.

    2016-04-01

    X-ray scattering and electrical resistivity measurements were performed on GdNiC2 and TbNiC2. We found a set of satellite peaks characterized by q1=(0.5 ,η ,0 ) below T1, at which the resistivity shows a sharp inflection, suggesting the charge density wave (CDW) formation. The value of η decreases with decreasing temperature below T1, and then a transition to a commensurate phase with q1 C=(0.5 ,0.5 ,0 ) takes place. The diffuse scattering observed above T1 indicates the presence of soft phonon modes associated with CDW instabilities at q1 and q2=(0.5 ,0.5 ,0.5 ) . The long-range order given by q2 is developed in addition to that given by q1 C in TbNiC2, while the short-range correlation with q2 persists even at 6 K in GdNiC2. The amplitude of the q1 C lattice modulation is anomalously reduced below an antiferromagnetic transition temperature TN in GdNiC2. In contrast, the q2 order vanishes below TN in TbNiC2. We demonstrate that R NiC2 (R = rare earth) compounds exhibit similarities with respect to their CDW phenomena, and discuss the effects of magnetic transitions on CDWs. We offer a possible displacement pattern of the modulated structure characterized by q1 C and q2 in terms of frustration.

  10. Evaluation of Ceria-Added Cr3C2-25(NiCr) Coating on Three Superalloys under Simulated Incinerator Environment

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    Mudgal, Deepa; Singh, Surendra; Prakash, Satya

    2015-02-01

    Cr3C2-25(NiCr) coating is widely used in wear, erosion and corrosion applications. In the present study, D-gun-sprayed Cr3C2-25(NiCr) coatings with and without 0.4 wt.% ceria incorporated were deposited on Superni 718, Superni 600 and Superco 605 substrates. Hot-corrosion runs were conducted in 40 %Na2SO4-40 %K2SO4-10 %NaCl-10 %KCl environment at 900 °C for 100 cycles. Corrosion kinetics was monitored using weight gain measurements. Characterization of corrosion products was carried out by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM)/energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. It was observed that Cr3C2-25(NiCr) coating with and without added ceria deposited on both of the Ni-based alloys showed resistance to corrosion under the given environment. Addition of ceria enhanced the adherence of the oxide to the coating during the corrosion run and reduced the overall weight gain. However, Cr3C2-25(NiCr)-coated Superco 605 did not perform satisfactorily under this environment.

  11. Analysis of a collagen II degradation protein C2C and a collagen II formation protein CP II in serum of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).

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    Kilgallon, Conor P; Larsen, Scott; Wong, Alice; Yellowley, Clare

    2015-03-01

    Osteoarthritis is a major cause of chronic lameness in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in captivity worldwide. Radiology and other imaging technologies are of limited use in the early diagnosis of this condition in elephants. Collagen II is a major component of articular cartilage. The degradation and formation of collagen II can be monitored by the measurement of specific biomarkers in biologic fluids such as serum. It is possible that these biomarkers could also prove useful in identifying disease in elephants. In this study two commercially available immunoassays which measure a marker of collagen II degradation (C2C) and a marker of collagen II formation (CPII) were evaluated in Asian elephants. The ability of the assays to detect and measure C2C and CPII in the serum of Asian elephants was confirmed. Median serum concentration of C2C was 148 ng/L in nonlame elephants (n=33) and 91.2 ng/L in lame elephants (n=7). The difference was statistically significant (P=0.0002). Median serum concentration of CPII was 519.3 ng/L in nonlame elephants and 318.7 ng/L in lame elephants. The difference was also statistically significant (P=0.039). Whereas CPII concentrations in lame elephants mirrored findings from human and animal osteoarthritis studies, C2C concentrations did not. Further studies which evaluate these and other similar biomarkers are necessary to elucidate their usefulness in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis in proboscidae.

  12. Photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional study of Co(n)C2(-) (n = 1-5) clusters.

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    Yuan, Jin-Yun; Xu, Hong-Guang; Zheng, Wei-Jun

    2014-03-21

    ConC2(-) (n = 1-5) cluster anions were investigated using anion photoelectron spectroscopy. The adiabatic detachment energies (ADEs) and the vertical detachment energies (VDEs) of the ConC2(-) (n = 1-5) cluster anions were determined from their photoelectron spectra. Density functional calculations were performed for the ConC2 (n = 1-5) cluster anions and neutrals. Our studies show that the structures of ConC2(-) (n = 1-5) can be described as attaching C2 to the top sites, bridge sites, or hollow sites of the Con clusters. The C2 retains an integral structure unit in the ConC2 (n = 1-5) cluster anions and neutrals, rather than being separated by the Con clusters. The C2 unit in the ConC2 (n = 1-5) cluster anions and neutrals has the characteristics of a double-bond.

  13. Short isthmic versus long trans-isthmic C2 screw: anatomical and biomechanical evaluation.

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    Lucas, François; Mitton, David; Frechede, Bertrand; Barrey, Cédric

    2016-10-01

    The Harms technique is now considered as the gold standard to stabilize C1-C2 cervical spine. It has been reported to decrease the risk of vertebral artery injury. However, the risk of vascular injury does not totally disappear, particularly due to the proximity of the trans-isthmic C2 screw with the foramen transversarium of C2. In order to decrease this risk of vertebral artery injury, it has been proposed to use a shorter screw which stops before the foramen transversarium. The main objective was to compare the pull-out strength of long trans-isthmic screw (LS) versus short isthmic screw (SS) C2 screw. An additional morphological study was also performed. Thirteen fresh-frozen human cadaveric cervical spines were included in the study. Orientation, width and height of the isthmus of C2 were measured on CT scan. Then, 3.5-mm titanium screws were inserted in C2 isthmus according to the Harms technique. Each specimen received a LS and a SS. The side and the order of placement were determined with a randomization table. Pull-out strengths and stiffness were evaluated with a testing machine, and paired samples were compared using Wilcoxon signed-rank test and also the Kaplan-Meier method. The mean isthmus transversal orientation was 20° ± 6°. The mean width of C2 isthmus was less than 3.5 mm in 35 % of the cases. The mean pull-out strength for LS was 340 ± 85 versus 213 ± 104 N for SS (p = 0.004). The mean stiffness for the LS was 144 ± 40 and 97 ± 54 N/mm for the SS (p = 0.02). The pull-out strength of trans-isthmic C2 screws was significantly higher (60 % additional pull-out resistance) than SSs. Although associated with an inferior resistance, SSs may be used in case of narrow isthmus which contraindicates 3.5-mm screw insertion but does not represent the first option for C2 instrumentation. Level V.

  14. Capacitance of Ti3C2Tx MXene in Ionic Liquid Electrolyte

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    Lin, Zifeng; Barbara, Daffos; Taberna, Pierre-Louis; ...

    2016-04-14

    Ti3C2Tx MXene, a two-dimensional (2D) early transition metal carbide, has shown an extremely high volumetric capacitance in aqueous electrolytes, but in a narrow voltage window (less than 1.23 V). The utilization of MXene materials in ionic liquid electrolytes with a large voltage window has never been addressed. Here, we report the preparation of the Ti3C2Tx MXene ionogel film by vacuum filtration for use as supercapacitor electrodes operating in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EMI-TFSI) neat ionic liquid electrolyte. Due to the disordered structure of the Ti3C2Tx hydrogel film and a stable spacing after vacuum drying, achieved through ionic liquid electrolyte immersion of themore » Ti3C2Tx hydrogel film, the Ti3C2Tx surface became accessible to EMI+ and TFSI- ions. A capacitance of 70 F g-1 together with a large voltage window of 3 V was obtained at a scan rate of 20 mV s-1 in neat EMI-TFSI electrolyte. The electrochemical signature indicates a capacitive behavior even at a high scan rate (500 mV s-1) and a high power performance. This work opens up the possibilities of using MXene materials with various ionic liquid electrolytes.« less

  15. First-Principles Study of Structural, Magnetic, Electronic and Elastic Properties of PuC2

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    Yang, Rong; Tang, Bin; Gao, Tao; Ao, Bing-Yun

    2016-10-01

    We perform first-principles calculations of crystal structure, magnetism, electronic structure, chemical bonding and elastic properties for PuC2 using the standard local spin-density approximation (LSDA)+U scheme. The use of the Hubbard term to describe the 5f electrons of plutonium is discussed according to the lattice parameters, magnetism and densities of states. Our calculated lattice constants and magnetism are in good agreement with the experimental data or other theoretical calculations. It is shown that the total densities of states at the Fermi energy level mainly come from the contribution of narrow f band. The Pu-C bonds of PuC2 have a mixture of covalent character and ionic character, while covalent character is stronger than ionic character. The C1-C2 bonding has strong covalent character because of sp2 hybridization between C atoms. Lastly, the elastic properties of PuC2 are studied. We hope that our results can provide a useful reference for further theoretical and experimental research on PuC2. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 21371160, 21401173, and the Science Challenge Program of China

  16. Pressure-induced structural transformations and polymerization in ThC2

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    Guo, Yongliang; Yu, Cun; Lin, Jun; Wang, Changying; Ren, Cuilan; Sun, Baoxing; Huai, Ping; Xie, Ruobing; Ke, Xuezhi; Zhu, Zhiyuan; Xu, Hongjie

    2017-01-01

    Thorium-carbon systems have been thought as promising nuclear fuel for Generation IV reactors which require high-burnup and safe nuclear fuel. Existing knowledge on thorium carbides under extreme condition remains insufficient and some is controversial due to limited studies. Here we systematically predict all stable structures of thorium dicarbide (ThC2) under the pressure ranging from ambient to 300 GPa by merging ab initio total energy calculations and unbiased structure searching method, which are in sequence of C2/c, C2/m, Cmmm, Immm and P6/mmm phases. Among these phases, the C2/m is successfully observed for the first time via in situ synchrotron XRD measurements, which exhibits an excellent structural correspondence to our theoretical predictions. The transition sequence and the critical pressures are predicted. The calculated results also reveal the polymerization behaviors of the carbon atoms and the corresponding characteristic C-C bonding under various pressures. Our work provides key information on the fundamental material behavior and insights into the underlying mechanisms that lay the foundation for further exploration and application of ThC2. PMID:28383571

  17. Electron doped C2N monolayer as efficient noble metal-free catalysts for CO oxidation

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    Chakrabarty, Soubhik; Das, Tisita; Banerjee, Paramita; Thapa, Ranjit; Das, G. P.

    2017-10-01

    Using state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT) based approach; we investigated the catalytic activity of electron doped C2N monolayer (O → N) for CO oxidation. Large surface-to-volume ratio and uniformly distributed holes of recently synthesized planar 2D C2N have made it a potential candidate as noble metal-free catalyst. However, pristine C2N monolayer is chemically inert and hinders the adsorption of O2 and CO molecule on it. Oxygen doping in C2N brings additional electrons to the system and introduces donor state below EF. Thus the reactivity of O-doped C2N (2OC2N) monolayer gets significantly enhanced, thereby opening up the possibility of its usage as a catalyst. This reactive 2OC2N surface adsorbs an incoming O2 molecule along with the elongation of Osbnd O bond, making it chemically active. Presence of this pre-adsorbed active O2 greatly impedes the adsorption of another incoming CO, favoring Eiley-Rideal (ER) mechanism for CO oxidation.

  18. Physicochemical Properties of Imidazolium-derived Ionic Liquids with Different C-2 Substitutions

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    Liao, Chen; Shao, Nan; Han, Kee Sung; Sun, Xiao-Guang; Jiang, Deen; Hagaman, Edward {Ed} W; Dai, Sheng

    2011-01-01

    Five room temperature ionic liquids based on C-2 substituted imidazolium cations and bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (TFSI) anion were synthesized and their physicochemical properties: thermal property, density, viscosity, ionic conductivity, self-diffusion coefficients, and electrochemical stability were systematically investigated. The temperature dependence of both viscosity and ionic conductivities of these ionic liquids can be described by Vogel-Fulcher-Tamman (VFT) equation. Compared with the reference, 1-propyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, the introduction of functional groups at the C-2 position generally increased the viscosity and lowered the ionic conductivity. The introduction of ether group ( CH2OCH2CH2CH2CH3) at the C-2 position not only enhanced the reduction stability of the ionic liquids but also exhibited the lowest solid electrolyte interfacial resistance (RSEI). On the contrary, the introduction of a cyano group ( CN) at the C-2 position not only decreased the reduction stability but also adversely increased the SEI resistance. The effect of the C-2 substitution on the reduction stability was explained by the change of the energy level of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital. The self-diffusion coefficients (D) of each ion were measured by pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance (PFG-NMR). The lithium transference number (tLi) of 0.5 M LiTFSI/IL solutions calculated from the self-diffusion coefficients was in the range of 0.04 and 0.09.

  19. Pressure-induced structural transformations and polymerization in ThC2

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    Guo, Yongliang; Yu, Cun; Lin, Jun; Wang, Changying; Ren, Cuilan; Sun, Baoxing; Huai, Ping; Xie, Ruobing; Ke, Xuezhi; Zhu, Zhiyuan; Xu, Hongjie

    2017-04-01

    Thorium-carbon systems have been thought as promising nuclear fuel for Generation IV reactors which require high-burnup and safe nuclear fuel. Existing knowledge on thorium carbides under extreme condition remains insufficient and some is controversial due to limited studies. Here we systematically predict all stable structures of thorium dicarbide (ThC2) under the pressure ranging from ambient to 300 GPa by merging ab initio total energy calculations and unbiased structure searching method, which are in sequence of C2/c, C2/m, Cmmm, Immm and P6/mmm phases. Among these phases, the C2/m is successfully observed for the first time via in situ synchrotron XRD measurements, which exhibits an excellent structural correspondence to our theoretical predictions. The transition sequence and the critical pressures are predicted. The calculated results also reveal the polymerization behaviors of the carbon atoms and the corresponding characteristic C-C bonding under various pressures. Our work provides key information on the fundamental material behavior and insights into the underlying mechanisms that lay the foundation for further exploration and application of ThC2.

  20. Transport properties for a mixture of the ablation products C, C2, and C3

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    Biolsi, L.; Fenton, J.; Owenson, B.

    1981-01-01

    The ablation of carbon-phenolic heat shields upon entry into the atmosphere of one of the outer planets leads to the injection of large amounts of C, C2, and C3 into the shock layer. These species must be included in the calculation of transport properties in the shock layer. The kinetic theory of gases has been used to obtain accurate results for the transport properties of monatomic carbon. The Hulburt-Hirschelder potential, the most accurate general purpose atom-atom potential for states with an attractive minimum, was used to represent such states and repulsive states were represented by fitting quantum mechanical potential energy curves with the exponential repulsive potential. These results were orientation averaged according to the peripheral force model to obtain transport collision integrals for the C-C2 and C2-C2 interaction. Results for C3 were obtained by ignoring the presence of the central carbon atom. The thermal conductivity, viscosity, and diffusion coefficients for pure C, C2, and C3, and for mixtures of these gases, were then calculated from 1000 K - 25,000 K.