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case-report

Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) – delayed diagnosis and treatment. A case report

spectrum of GLUT1-DS is known to be a continuum between the classic phenotype and the dystonia 18, atypical childhood absence epilepsy, myoclonic astatic epilepsy, and paroxysmal non-epileptic findings (ataxia, choreoathetosis, dystonia, and alternating hemiplegia). The most severe GLUT1-DS type 1 is characterized by infantile-onset epileptic encephalopathy associated with delayed development, acquired microcephaly, motor incoordination and spasticity (Brockmann, 2017; De Giorgis, Veggiotti, 2013). The

Piotr Bogucki, Ewa Nagańska, Marta Jurek, Dorota Hoffman-Zacharska, Anna Kutkowska-Kaźmierczak, Ewa Obersztyn, Urszula Fiszer

Journal of Epileptology , 49–54

Research paper

Assessment of type 1 and type 3 deiodinase expression levels in depressive disorders

A depressive disorder is a disease characterized by a heterogenous background. The important processes observed and diagnosed in depressed patients indicate that the etiology of depression may include disturbances in thyroid hormone (TH) levels and the occurrence of immune-inflammatory activation. Type 1 (DIO1) and type 3 (DIO3) iodothyronine deiodinases are the enzymes which determine the peripheral and tissue levels of TH, but also interfere with immunological cells and inflammatory processes

Elżbieta Gałecka, Anna Kumor-Kisielewska, Agata Orzechowska, Michael Maes, Paweł Górski, Janusz Szemraj

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 225–235

Article

IOT-1-PASS-SECURITY: 1(ONE)-PASS AUTHENTICATED KEY AGREEMENT PROTOCOL FOR ENERGY CONSTRAINT IOT APPLICATIONS

IoT data security is one of the core unresolved challenges in IoT community. Lack of resource-efficient authenticated secure key exchange methods among resource- constrained IoT devices makes man-in-the-middle attacks a serious vulnerability. In this regard, we propose 1(One) pass Authenticated Key Agreement (AKA) protocol for IoT applications. This protocol requires only one round of communication among the sender and receiver to establish a secure session, providing a balance between security

Mehrdad Aliasgari, Garrett Chan, Mohammad Mozumdar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 598–615

Article

RESEARCH OF THE DEFECTIVE FROG WING OF 1/11 MARK

In this article, for the first time, research of the defective frog wing of the 1/11 mark on the Latvian Railway has been carried out. In the process of which was collected, processed and the analysis of points defects on the Latvian Railway was carried out for eight compartments of the track distance during 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Developed a chief of defectoscopy shop V. Glotov, approved CD the chief of the distance V. Makedon). The frog wing of the 1/11 mark (the 60 E1 DO 04 07 frog type) was

Pavels GAVRILOVS, Viktors IVANOVS

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 119–126

Research paper

Rat white matter injury model induced by endothelin-1 injection: technical modification and pathological evaluation

White matter injury is an important cause of functional disability of the brain. We comprehensively analyzed a modified endothelin-1 (ET-1) injection-induced white matter injury model in the rat which is very valuable for investigating the underlying mechanisms of subcortical ischemic stroke. ET-1 was stereotactically injected into the internal capsule of the rat. To avoid complications with leakage of ET-1 into the lateral ventricle, the safest trajectory angle to the target was established

Hideaki Ono, Hideaki Imai, Satoru Miyawaki, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Nobuhito Saito

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 212–224

research-article

Newton’s Laws, G-forces and the impact on the brain

whilst just standing on the earth, increases markedly with a slap on the back. Then further when in a car or a rollercoaster and even more if having sustained a concussion. Table 1: How Many G’s? Standing on the Earth 1G Rollercoasters 3.5-6.3G A slap on the back 4.1G Formula 1 racing car 5G The luge at Whistler 5.2G ‘Plopping’ into a chair 10.1G Sneezing (open mouth) 2.9G Concussion 80-100G Adapted from Slade (2009) In today’s modern age, Sir Isaac Newton’s theories

Vicki Evans

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 24–29

Article

TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 1)

Standard procedures of triaxial testing recommended e.g. in Eurocode 7 are often unsatisfactory in case of weak cohesive soils (soft and very soft clays, clayey soils with organic content, etc.), mainly due to the high deformability of these soils. Forming a specimen from material sampled in situ and installation of the necessary equipment (a membrane, filter paper strips or on-sample sensors, etc.) may be very difficult and can influence the quality of the test results. This paper (part 1/2

Magdalena KOWALSKA, Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 71–80

Research paper

Continuous MPTP intoxication in the Göttingen minipig results in chronic parkinsonian deficits

of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). Twelve female Göttingen minipigs were divided into groups of 2–4 animals and implanted with infusion pumps for continuous intramuscular MPTP delivery of 4–24 mg MPTP/day for 11 weeks. The animals showed parkinsonian symptoms with bradykinesia, rigidity, coordination and chewing difficulties. Symptoms were stable in the 12 and 18 mg MPTP/day groups, whereas the remaining groups showed partial or full behavioral recovery

Mette Slot Nielsen, Andreas Nørgaard Glud, Arne Møller, Poul Mogensen, Dirk Bender, Jens Christian Sørensen, Doris Doudet, Carsten Reidies Bjarkam

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 199–211

Research paper

Interaction between urethane and cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist and antagonist in penicillin-induced epileptiform activity

electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings, and a permanent cannula for administration of the substances to the brain ventricles were placed into the cranium of rats. Epileptiform activity was induced by injection of penicillin through the cannula in conscious animal. The CB1 receptor agonist arachidonyl-2-chloroethylamide (ACEA; 7.5 μg) and the CB1 receptor antagonist [N-(piperidin-1-yl)-5-(4-iodophenyl)-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3 carboxamide] (AM-251; 0.25 μg) were administered

Gokhan Arslan, Sabiha Kubra Alici, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Erdal Agar

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 2, 128–136

original-paper

PCR-based Screening Approach: A Rapid Method to Detect the Biosynthetic Potential of Antimicrobials in Actinobacterial Strains

Abbreviations CYP– cytochrome P450 hydroxylase NRPS– non-ribosomal peptide synthase PKS-1– polyketide synthase Introduction The gene-based screening allows the rapid detection of biosynthetic gene clusters in the isolated strains (Wood et al. 2007). In the latest years, genome mining has been focused on Streptomyces and has become a novel and rapid method to identify the previously unidentified gene clusters (Xu et al. 2019). Genes that are involved in the biosynthesis of secondary

NAILA NOUREEN, MOHSIN TASSAWAR CHEEMA, SUMAIRA ANWAR, SHAHIDA HASNAIN, IMRAN SAJID

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 139–149

research-article

1/10th scale autonomous vehicle based on convolutional neural network

increasing the control capabilities of the car to a level that will require no human intervention. It mainly focusses on path recognition, detecting surrounding vehicles, and transport of passengers from one point to another. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) defines the five autonomy levels of self-driving (Goldfain et al., 2019). The levels 1 to level 5 increase in the control aspect of the vehicle self-driving capability. For example, level 1: cruise control, lane-keeping and assisted breaking

Avishkar Seth, Alice James*, Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 1–17

Original Paper

Study of Patterns and Markers of Human Immune Deficiency Virus -1 (HIV-1) Progression and Unemployment Rate among Patients from Alexandria, Egypt

other CD4+ readings among the whole cohort and among the treated group. Also, VL at the end of the study; VL(2), was significantly higher than VL(1) among the untreated group. Unemployment rate was 40%. Male gender and obtaining vocational training were significant predictors of employment. It can be concluded that having a family member living with HIV and drug abusers are high risk groups for HIV acquisition. Factors responsible for progression of HIV should be further investigated. Antiretroviral

Faika M. Ghoneim, May M. Raouf, Noha S. Elshaer, Sarah M. Abdelhamid, Reem A. Noor Eldeen

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 519–527

Research paper

Narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder show different slow wave activity dynamics

The aim of the study was to compare electrophysiological parameters of night sleep in narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder. Forty-four patients: 15 with narcolepsy type 1, 14 with hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder and 15 age- and sex-matched controls participated in the study. The study subjects filled in the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The severity of daytime sleepiness was quantified subjectively

Ewa Walacik-Ufnal, Anna Justyna Piotrowska, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, Piotr Januszko, Bartłomiej Gmaj, Marcin Ufnal, Marek Kabat, Marcin Wojnar

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 2, 147–156

Research Article

1-5 NAPTHALENEDISULPHONIC ACID DOPED POLYPYRROLE THIN FILMS AS COATINGS TO OPTICAL FIBERS FOR ORGANOPHOSPHATE SENSING

1-5 Napthalenedisulphonic acid (NDSA) doped polypyrrole thin films are prepared by chemical oxidation polymerization and applied as modified claddings to optical fibers for organophosphate (dimethyl-methyl phosphonate, DMMP) sensing. DMMP sensing takes place via intensity modulation in multimode fibers due to refractive index modulation in polypyrrole films due to DMMP adsorption. The polypyrrole films are characterized by FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. Ellipsometry and thin film transmission

Lalitkumar Bansal, Mahmoud. A. El-Sherif

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 230–252

original-paper

Luffa cylindrica Immobilized with Aspergillus terreus QMS-1: an Efficient and Cost-Effective Strategy for the Removal of Congo Red using Stirred Tank Reactor

Introduction The microbiome of the rhizospheric area is generally viewed as a treasure trove to scrutinize the indigenous microbial communities in search of natural detoxification of xenobiotics and other biotechnological perspective. It is estimated that one gram of this enriched soil comprises approximately 10 billion microorganisms, while only 1% of soil microbial population has been explored (Kakirde et al. 2010), which is widely reported for deterioration of organic polymers and pollutants

QANDEEL LARAIB, MARYAM SHAFIQUE, NUSRAT JABEEN, SEHAR AFSHAN NAZ, HAFIZ RUB NAWAZ, BARKAT SOLANGI, ARIF ZUBAIR, MUHAMMAD SOHAIL

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 193–203

Short Communication

Etiologic Agents and Antifungal Susceptibility of Oral Candidosis from Romanian patients with HIV-infection or type 1 diabetes mellitus

This is the first Romanian investigation of oral candidosis in patients suffering of HIV-infection or type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).Candida albicans was the dominant species in both types of isolates: n = 14 (46.7%) in T1DM, n = 60 (69.8%) in HIV. The most frequent non-albicans Candida spp. were Candida kefyr (n = 6; 20%) in T1DM and Candida dubliniensis (n = 8; 9.3%) in HIV. Resistance to fluconazole was detected only in the HIV non-albicans Candida group (n = 8; 9.3%). All isolates were

Bogdan Minea, Valentin Nastasa, Anna Kolecka, Magdalena Mares, Narcisa Marangoci, Irina Rosca, Mariana Pinteala, Monica Hancianu, Mihai Mares

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 123–129

Review

c-Fos and neuronal plasticity: the aftermath of Kaczmarek’s theory

require the activity of transcription factors. To test his hypothesis, he focused on c-Fos. His team showed that the c-Fos proto-oncogene is activated by synaptic plasticity and learning, and is required for these phenomena to occur. Subsequent studies showed that timp-1 and mmp-9 are c-Fos effector genes that are required for plasticity. The present review summarizes Kaczmarek’s hypothesis and the major evidence that supports it. We also describe the ways in which knowledge of the molecular

Jacek Jaworski, Katarzyna Kalita, Ewelina Knapska

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 4, 287–296

Research Article

TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV-1) INFECTION

Renata Welc-Falęciak, Małgorzata Bednarska, Magdalena Szatan, Agnieszka Pawełczyk

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 251–259

Research Article

Description of Xiphinema parachambersi sp. n. (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Imported Ornamental Plants in Japan with a Key to Xiphinema Species in Group 1

rounded terminus. Only two juvenile stages were available to study and no male was found. The polytomous identification codes for this new species are A1, B4, C2, D23, E1, F2, G2, H2, I2, J2, K?, L1 and it belongs to the morphospecies group 1. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 18S, ITS1 and 28S D2/D3 sequences of the new species showed close relationships with X. chambersi. Morphologically, the new species is similar to X. chambersi, X. hangzhouense, and X. winotoi but can be differentiated by

Munawar Maria, Weimin Ye, Qing Yu, Jianfeng Gu

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 369–386

Research Article

PERFORMANCE AND ANALYSIS OF LOW POWER, AREAEFFICIENT AND HIGH SPEED CARRYFAST ADDER

the regular SQRT CSLA architecture. The proposed design has reduced area and power as compared with the regular SQRT CSLA with only a slight increase in the delay. This work evaluates the performance of the proposed designs in terms of delay, area, power. Binary to Excess-1 Converter (BEC) instead of RCA with the regular CSLA to achieve lower area and power consumption. The main advantage of this BEC logic comes from the lesser number of logic gates than the n-bit Full Adder structure. The delay

M. AntoBennet, S. Sankaranarayanan, V. BanuPriya, PJaya Pretheena, S. Yamini, S. Supriya

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, –

Research Article

Study of the asynchronous traction drive's operating modes by computer simulation. Part 1: Problem formulation and computer model

at the realization of various control algorithms must be obtained. Another objective is to research the dynamic processes in various modes of the electric locomotive operation (start and acceleration, traction regime, coasting movement, wheel-slide protection, etc). To solve these problems, a complex computer model based on the representation of AC traction drive as controlled electromechanical system, is developed in Part 1. The description of methods applied in modeling of traction drive

Pavel KOLPAHCHYAN, Alexander ZARIFYAN Jr

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 125–136

Research Article

UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION – THE NEW ELEMENTS OF SIGNALLING PATHWAYS OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL SYMBIOSIS

roots of host plants release strigolactones, which stimulate germination and branching of spores of arbuscular fungi. As a result, the fungi synthesize molecular signals, i.e. chitooligosaccharides (COs) and lipochitooligosaccharides (LCOS), called MycF factors. Thanks to the development of molecular biology techniques the probable cascade of events during the recognition of fungal MycF factor by the host-plant has been outlined. The enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase 1 (HMGR1

Katarzyna Jas, Urszula Małolepsza

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 275–281

Review

Enthesopathies and enthesitis. Part 1. Etiopathogenesis

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Brygida Kwiatkowska, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Włodzimierz Maśliński

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 60, 72–84

Editorial

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS (PART 1)

Raymond Chambers, Malay Ghosh

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 485–488

Article

MODIFICATION OF PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION BY REFORMING GLOBAL BEST TERM TO ACCELERATE THE SEARCHING OF ODOR SOURCES

are two modifications proposed in this research, named Ignoring gBest 1 (IgB1) and Ignoring gBest 2 (IgB2).The basic concept of two proposed methods are identical by considering wind dynamic into global best term of PSO. The robot which in the original PSO will move to global best position would be deviated to the other point which is defined by deliberating wind direction. The main difference of both the method lies on the addition of new term in IgB1, whereas in IgB2 there is modification in

D. Widiyanto, D. M. J. Purnomo, G. Jati, Aprinaldi Jasa Mantau, W. Jatmiko

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1410–1430

review-article

The application of iPSCs in Parkinson’s disease

express the reprogramming factors in clonal lines (Kilpinen et al., 2017). The first report of iPSCs revealed approximately 20 integrations per clonal line (Takahashi et al., 2007). However, replacements with non-integrating viral vectors such as adenovirus (Tashiro et al., 2010) or Sendai virus (Fusaki et al., 2009; Tarnawski et al., 2019) or other non-integrated methods e.g., recombinant proteins or Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1)-based episomal plasmids have been used successfully for

Josefine Jul Jarbæk Nielsen, Thea Pinholt Lillethorup, Andreas Nørgaard Glud, Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen, Dariusz Orlowski

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 273–285

Article

Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Control of Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) in Tomato Production in Florida

JOHAN DESAEGER, DONALD W. DICKSON, S. J. LOCASCIO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 140–149

short-communication

Differentially Marked IncP-1β R751 Plasmids for Cloning via Recombineering and Conjugation

IncP-1 plasmids have facilitated numerous studies on the promiscuous nature of plasmid-based genetic elements in nature and have allowed broad range transfer of genes across a variety of cell types (Trieu-Cuot et al. 1987; Heinemann and Sprague 1989; Pansegrau et al. 1994; Thorsted et al. 1998; Waters 2001). The IncP-1 group is divided into five subgroups termed α, β, δ, ε, and γ based largely on phylogenetic analysis (Pansegrau et al. 1994; Thorsted et al. 1998; Norberg et al. 2011; Sen et al

ASHVEEN BAINS, JAMES W. WILSON

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 559–563

Review

Wrist ultrasound examination – scanning technique and ultrasound anatomy. Part 1: Dorsal wrist

Cyprian Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 61, 172–188

Review

The standards of an ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. Part 1

Janusz F. Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 67, 378–390

Original Paper

Emodin Reduces the Activity of (1,3)-β-D-glucan Synthase from Candida albicans and Does Not Interact with Caspofungin

MONIKA JANECZKO

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 463–470

Article

The Guide Dog as a Mobility Aid Part 1: Perceived Effectiveness on Travel Performance

Janice K.F. Lloyd, Ph.D., Steven La Grow, Ed.D., Kevin J. Stafford, MVB, MSc., Ph.D., FRCVs, MACVSC., R. Claire Budge, Ph.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 17–33

Article

RESEARCH OF TOKEN RING NETWORK OPTIONS IN AUTOMATION SYSTEM OF MARSHALLING YARD

Igor Zhukovyts'kyy, Victoria Pakhomova

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 149–158

Original Paper

Microbial Biomass and Enzymatic Activity of the Surface Microlayer and Subsurface Water in Two Dystrophic Lakes

Nutrient and organic matter concentration, microbial biomass and activities were studied at the surface microlayers (SML) and subsurface waters (SSW) in two small forest lakes of different water colour. The SML in polyhumic lake is more enriched with dissolved inorganic nitro­gen (0.141 mg l–1) than that of oligohumic lake (0.124 mg l–1), the former also contains higher levels of total nitrogen (2.66 mg l–1). Higher activities of lipase (Vmax 2290 nmol l–1 h–1

Iwona Kostrzewska-Szlakowska, Bartosz Kiersztyn

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 75–84

Sampling Methods

A BAYESIAN INFERENCE OF MULTIPLE STRUCTURAL BREAKS IN MEAN AND ERROR VARIANCE IN PANEL AR (1) MODEL

Varun Agiwal, Jitendra Kumar, Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 7–23

Article

INCREASING THE RESOURCE OF MILLING CUTTERS USED TO PROCESS THE LOCOMOTIVE WHEELSETS. PART 1: DETERMINATION OF CUTTING FORCES

Aleksander SKŁADKOWSKI, Yuriy PROYDAK, Vladislav RUBAN

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 119–130

original-paper

High Flocculation of Coal Washing Wastewater Using a Novel Bioflocculant from Isaria cicadae GZU6722

; Guo and Chen 2017), and a novel bioflocculant from Rhizopus sp. used in potato starch wastewater (Pu et al. 2014; Aljuboori et al. 2015; Guo and Chen 2017). Thus, it is necessary to screen out more and more bioflocculants with higher efficiency and without secondary pollution, which could be applied effectively into the treatment of coal washing wastewater. In our previous work, a novel bioflocculant-producing fungus strain I. cicadae GZU6722 was identified and a bioflocculant named as IC-1 was

XIAO ZOU, JIALONG SUN, JUAN LI, YANLONG JIA, TANGFU XIAO, FANLI MENG, MAOSHENG WANG, ZENGPING NING

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 55–64

Research Article

Nematicidal Weeds, Solanum nigrum and Datura stramonium

We investigated Solanum nigrum (seeds) and Datura stramonium (shoots) against root-knot nematodes in terms of J2 paralysis and egg hatch inhibition (methanol extract), as well as inhibition of nematode development in host roots (soil amending with either S. nigrum seeds’ or D. stramonium shoots’ meal). Datura stramonium was found equally effective at inhibiting motility of Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne javanica (both EC50 = 427 μg mL−1 at 3 day), but inhibition occurred more quickly for

Chrisostomos Oplos, Kodjo Eloh, Urania-Menkissoglu Spiroudi, Caboni Pierluigi, Nikoletta Ntalli

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 317–328

Original Paper

Levels of Organic Compounds, Number of Microorganisms and Cadmium Accumulation in Festuca ovina Hydroponic Culture

supplemented with 1 μg Cd ml–1 and those cultivated at 10 μg Cd ml–1. After three weeks of F. ovina cultivation, the number of bacterial CFU and the amounts of organic chelators, siderophores, proteins and reducing sugars in the growth medium and on the root surface were higher at 10 than at 1 μg Cd ml–1. The grass also reacted to the high Cd concentration by a decrease in plant growth and dehydrogenase activity in root tissues. The concentration of Cd determined in fractions

Małgorzata Majewska, Anna Słomka

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 191–200

Original Paper

Adenosine receptor agonists differentially affect the anticonvulsant action of carbamazepine and valproate against maximal electroshock test-induced seizures in mice

Background. Adenosine is regarded as an endogenous anticonvulsant and its agonists have been proved to affect the anticonvulsant activity of a number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in animal models of seizures. Aim. To evaluate effects of adenosine agonists on carbamazepine (CBZ) and valproate (VPA) in mouse model of generalized tonic-clonic convulsions. Methods. The following adenosine receptor agonists were used: A 1 – cyclohexyladenosine, A2A – CGS 21 680, A3 – N6-benzyl

Mirosław Jasiński, Magdalena Chrościńska-Krawczyk, Stanisław J. Czuczwar

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 21–29

Research Article

Chemical Signals of Vector Beetle Facilitate the Prevalence of a Native Fungus and the Invasive Pinewood Nematode

In China, the invasive Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the vector Monochamus alternatus beetle, and associated fungi exhibit a symbiotic relationship causing serious losses to pine forests. Although this complex system has been intensively investigated, the role of vector beetles on the development of associated fungi and their indirect contribution to the prevalence of pinewood nematode (PWN) is yet unknown. Here, three of the highly prevalent fungal species, viz., Sporothrix sp. 1, Ophiostoma ips

BIN ZHANG, WEI ZHANG, MIN LU, FAHEEM AHMAD, HAOKAI TIAN, JING NING, XIAOLONG LIU, LILIN ZHAO, JIANGHUA SUN

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 341–347

Article

Reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita Race 3 on Flue-cured Tobacco Homozygous for Rk1 and/or Rk2 Resistance Genes

Most commercial tobacco cultivars possess the Rk1 resistance gene to races 1 and 3 of Meloidogyne incognita and race 1 of Meloidogyne arenaria, which has caused a shift in population prevalence in Virginia tobacco fields toward other species and races. A number of cultivars now also possess the Rk2 gene for root-knot resistance. Experiments were conducted in 2013 to 2014 to examine whether possessing both Rk1 and Rk2 increases resistance to a variant of M. incognita race 3 compared to

JILL R. POLLOK, CHARLES S. JOHNSON, J. D. EISENBACK, T. DAVID REED

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 79–86

Original Paper

Additive interactions between retigabine and oxcarbazepine in the chimney test and the model of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in mice

performance) in adult male albino Swiss mice. Methods. Isobolographic analysis (type I) was applied to characterize interactions for the combination of RTG with OXC with respect to its anticonvulsant and acute side (neurotoxic) effects, as determined in the MES and chimney tests, respectively. Results. The combination of RTG with OXC at the fixed-ratios of 1:3, 1:1 and 3:1 produced additive interactions in the MES test in mice. Similarly, the combination of RTG with OXC at the fixed-ratio of 1:1 produced

Mirosław Zagaja, Barbara Miziak, Katarzyna Załuska, Paweł Marzęda, Bartłomiej Drop, Karolina Załuska-Patel, Grażyna Ossowska, Stanisław J. Czuczwar, Jarogniew J. Łuszczki

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 87–94

research-article

Nematicide efficacy at managing Meloidogyne arenaria and non-target effects on free-living nematodes in peanut production

Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is an important crop in the United States with 757,000 ha planted in 2018, worth $1.15 billion (NASS-USDA, 2019a, b). Much of the production is concentrated in the Southeast where Meloidogyne arenaria (peanut root-knot nematode (PRKN)) can significantly reduce yields with suppression approaching 50% observed in field research (Rodriguez-Kabana and Robertson, 1987; Rodriguez-Kabana et al., 1994a, 1994b). Damage thresholds for this nematode are 1 egg/100 cm3, so any

Zane J. Grabau, Mark D. Mauldin, Alemayehu Habteweld, Ethan T. Carter

Journal of Nematology , 1–10

Research paper

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on non-veridical decision making

(DLPFC) using 1 Hz and 10 Hz (intermittent) rTMS and sham protocols. Both 1 Hz and 10 Hz stimulation of the DLPFC triggered a shift towards a more context-independent, internal representations driven non-veridical selection bias. A significantly reduced preference for choosing objects based on similarity was detected, following both 1 Hz and 10 Hz treatment of the right as well as 1 Hz rTMS of the left DLPFC. 1 Hz rTMS treatment of the right DLPFC also triggered a significant improvement in

Jaan Tulviste, Elkhonon Goldberg, Kenneth Podell, Talis Bachmann

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 182–191

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The short-term efficacy of combined hormone therapy in West syndrome

developmental delay and early debut IS. Taking into consideration the fact mentioned above, when describing the syndrome, it is currently recommended to use the term “infantile spasms”. The name “West syndrome” is used only in rare cases (Pavone et al., 2015; Howell et al., 2016). However, due to the retrospective nature of the study, we continue to use the historical term “West syndrome”. Exclusion criteria: 1.Atypical infantile spasms (IS with developmental retardation or regression without

Iosif V. Volkov, Oksana K. Volkova, Olga S. Tashkinova, Elena D. Belousova

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 55–61

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UTILIZATION OF MULTIPLE SHORT HEAT CONSUMPTION MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF HEAT SOURCE OF EXISTING BUILDING: PART 1: THEORETICAL BASIS OF THE METHOD

1. INTRODUCTION The thermal diagnostics of heating systems and heat source is connected with the verification of compatibility of the required and actual power of the heat source and heating systems [1, 4]. Determining the required power is one of the tasks of thermal heat source diagnostics. The need to perform such diagnostics periodically is due to national regulations and standards and the directives of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. It is not always easy to determine

Henryk FOIT, Piotr LUBINA, Dawid TĄTA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 117–131

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A NEW METHOD FOR COVARIATE SELECTION IN COX MODEL

Ujjwal Das, Nader Ebrahimi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 297–314

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Fluensulfone and 1,3-dichloroprene for plant-parasitic nematode management in potato production

fluensulfone at various rates and the fumigant 1,3-D for (i) management of plant-parasitic nematodes and (ii) potato yield response in Florida potato production. Materials and methods Field site and experimental design The field trials were located at the University of Florida Hastings Agricultural Education Center in Hastings, Florida (29.692, −81.441). Soil at the field site was an Ellzey fine sand (sandy, silicaceous, hyperthermic Arenic Ochraqualf) with 95% sand, 2% silt, 3% clay, and <1% organic

Zane J. Grabau, Joseph W. Noling, Pablo A. Navia Gine

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

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EXAMINING TESTS FOR COMPARING SURVIVAL CURVES WITH RIGHT CENSORED DATA

statistically in terms of survival. Methods: In this study, Logrank, Gehan-Wilcoxon, Tarone-Ware, Peto-Peto, Modified Peto-Peto tests and tests belonging to Fleming-Harrington test family with (p, q) values; (1, 0), (0.5, 0.5), (1, 1), (0, 1) ve (0.5, 2) are examined by means of Type I error rate obtained from a simulation study, which is conducted in the cases where the event takes place with equal probability along the follow-up time. Results: As a result of the simulation study, Type I error rate of

Pinar Gunel Karadeniz, Ilker Ercan

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 311–328

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A novel in vitro chemotaxis bioassay to assess the response of Meloidogyne incognita towards various test compounds

quantitatively defined the concentration gradient formation of acid fuchsin on the assay plate. Using this novel assay method, the authors have accurately measured the nematode response (attraction or repulsion) to various volatile (isoamyl alcohol, 1-butanol, benzaldehyde, 2-butanone, and 1-octanol) and non-volatile (root exudates of tomato, tobacco, and marigold) compounds. Isoamyl alcohol, 1-butanol, and 2-butanone were attractive to J2s through a broad range of concentrations. On the contrary, J2s were

Tagginahalli N. Shivakumara, Tushar K. Dutta, Uma Rao

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 487–494

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A ten year longitudinal examination of the incidence rate and age of childhood encephalopathy diagnoses in an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed cohort

, nonverbal, and social abilities starting at about 1 year-old. Overall, it was described by these investigators that 15% to 62% of persons diagnosed with an ASD underwent regression. These investigators suggested that developmental regression among children diagnosed with an ASD was symptomatic of childhood encephalopathy (Kern et al., 2014a; 2014b). In order to quantitatively evaluate the aforementioned hypothesis, the present hypothesis-testing epidemiological study evaluated the incidence rate of

Janet K. Kern, David A. Geier, Kristin G. Homme, Mark R. Geier

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 1, 66–75

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METHOD OF OPTIMAL MEASUREMENT STRATEGY FOR ULTRA-HIGH-PRECISION MACHINE IN ROUNDNESS NANOMETROLOGY

measurement strategies corresponding to four reference algorithms (LS), MZ, MC; MI) and two software fitting filters (2CR and Gaussian) with four spectral frequency ranges (1:15, 1:50, 1:150; 1:500 upr) are obtained through repeated arrangement, comparison and achieved. Experimental results revealed that the lowest deviation in roundness has been investigated by using MZ reference algorithm. The average of total roundness indicates low deviation by about 65.6% and 57.3% at using 2CR- and Gaussian-filter

Salah H. R. Ali

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 896–920

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The ROAM Project Part 1: Exploring new frontiers in video conferencing to expand the delivery of remote O&M services in regional Western Australia

Amy Barrett-Lennard, M.HSer. (O&M), B.Sc. (OT)

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 101–118

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DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE INFLUENCES ON HOPF BIFURCATION CHARACTERISTICS FOR VEHICLES

This study compares the performance influences for four kinds of tread contour features commonly used in High-Speed trains. The Hopf bifurcation characteristic influencing the dynamic performance for VEHICLE 1 and VEHICLE 2 were analyzed using mathematical matrices models. SIMPACK software was used to create two dynamic models for VEHICLE 1 and VEHICLE 2 for high speed trains equipped with four kinds of treads matched with Chinese 60 rail. Dynamic performance indices for these models were

Haiyan Zhu, Pingbo Wu, Jing Zeng, Guoyao Mai

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1786–1805

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TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 2)

This paper is a continuation of the paper “Triaxial tests on weak cohesive soils – some practical remarks (part 1)” and concerns the problems related to the preparation of weak cohesive soils for triaxial testing. This part (2/2) presents detailed description and discussion of the issues related to installation of specimen in the apparatus and assembling various accessories before the main test. It is based on the Authors’ own experience and literature review. Some

Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA, Magdalena KOWALSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 81–93

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Effects of integrated application of plant-based compost and urea on soil food web, soil properties, and yield and quality of a processing carrot cultivar

nutrient contents, and applied on dry matter basis (Habteweld et al., 2018). The standard urea was obtained from MSU Horticulture Teaching and Research Center in Holt, Michigan. The recommended rate of urea for processing carrots is 135 kg N/ha. Standard urea and PC were mixed and applied at 1:0 (U1:PC0), 3:1 (U3:PC1), 1:1 (U1:PC1), 1:3 (U1:PC3), and 0:1 (U0:PC1) ratio each year before planting to provide 135 kg N/ha. Non-amended check served as control. The field was tilled to the depth of 30 cm and

A. Habteweld, D. Brainard, A. Kravchencko, P. S. Grewal, H. Melakeberhan

Journal of Nematology , 1–17

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AN IN VITRO COST-EFFECTIVE TEST BENCH FOR ACTIVE CARDIAC IMPLANTS, REPRODUCING HUMAN
EXPOSURE TO ELECTRIC FIELDS 50 HZ

The European Directive 2013/35/UE sets the minimum requirements for the protection of workers exposed to electromagnetic fields and defines workers bearing implants as workers at particular risk. The European standards 50527-1 and 50527-2-1 propose risk assessments methods for these workers, including numerical and/or experimental in-vitro approaches. This study aims to conceive by using both methods, a cost-effective test bench for active cardiac implants in order to reproduce induced

Cihan Gercek, Djilali Kourtiche, Mustapha Nadi, Isabelle Magne, Pierre Schmitt, Martine Souques, Patrice Roth

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 1–17

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TWO METHODOLOGIES TOWARD ARTIFICIAL TACTILE AFFORDANCE SYSTEM IN ROBOTICS

behavior. We intend to implement ATAS based on the following two methodologies: (1) after each rule is transformed into an algorithm, a program module is coded based on the algorithm; ATAS is composed of several program modules, and a module is selected from the set of modules based on sensor information; (2) a set of rules is expressed as a table composed of sensor input columns and behavior output columns, and the table rows correspond to rules; since each rule is transformed to a string of 0 and 1

M. Ohka, N. Hoshikawa, J. Wada, H. B. Yussof

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 466–487

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Evaluation of a Salmonella Strain Isolated from Honeybee Gut as a Potential Live Oral Vaccine Against Lethal Infection of Salmonella Typhimurium

Botanical garden, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, PakistanDepartment of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Poultry birds 15 3 Poultry farms, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Horse 15 8 Brooke Hospital, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Isolation and identification of Salmonella isolates. For pre-enrichment, the samples were suspended in phosphate buffer water (PBW) with the necessary volume of medium used to make a 1/10 dilution of

HASSAN ZAFAR, SAJJAD UR RAHMAN, SULTAN ALI, MUHAMMAD TARIQ JAVED

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 173–183

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Description of Oscheius indicus n. sp. (Rhabditidae: Nematoda) from India

dried in carbon dioxide. Dried specimens were mounted on stubs, coated with 20 nm gold and observed in a scanning electron microscope (Joel JSM-6510) at 15 KV. For characterization of the ITS and 28S D2/D3 sequences for molecular taxonomy, a single nematode was taken in 25 µl of sterile water in a 0.2 ml PCR tube to which 25 µl of lysis buffer (0.2 M NaCl + 0.2 M Tris-HCl (pH 8.0) + 1% (v/v) β-mercaptoethanol + 800 µg/ml proteinase K) was added (Holterman et al., 2006). The lysis was carried out in

Puneet Kumar, Wajih Jamal, Vishal S. Somvanshi, Khushbu Chauhan, Sabia Mumtaz

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

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HYDROGEN GAS SENSING PERFORMANCE OF Pt/SnO2 NANOWIRES/SiC MOS DEVICES

This paper presents material and gas sensing properties of Pt/SnO2 nanowires/SiC metal oxide semiconductor devices towards hydrogen. The SnO2 nanowires were deposited onto the SiC substrates by vapor-liquid-solid growth mechanism. The material properties of the sensors were investigated using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The current-voltage characteristics have been analyzed. The effective change in the barrier height for 1

M. Shafiei, K. Kalantar-zadeh, W. Wlodarski, E. Comini, M. Ferroni, G. Sberveglieri, S. Kaciulis, L. Pandolfi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 771–783

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Enterobacter asburiae KUNi5, a Nickel Resistant Bacterium for Possible Bioremediation of Nickel Contaminated Sites

Nickel resistant bacterial strain Enterobacter asburiae KUNi5 was isolated and showed resistance up to 15 mM and could remove Ni opti­mally better at 37°C and pH 7. Maximum removal was found at initial concentration of 0.5 to 2 mM, however, growth and Ni removal were affected by other heavy metals. Major amount of the metal was accumulated in the membrane fractions and certain negatively charged groups were found responsible for Ni binding. KUNi5 could also produce 1-aminocyclopropane-1

Anirudha Paul, Samir Kumar Mukherjee

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 115–118

Short Communication

Seroprevalence of Rubella and Cytomegalia in Young Women from Biała Podlaska District

The aim of this study was to analyze the seroprevalence of rubella and cytomegalia among young women. The study included 175 healthy women from the Biała Podlaska District, aged 16 to 35 years. Anti-rubella and anti-CMV IgG were determined by ELISA. 172 (98.3%) study subjects tested positive for rubella antibodies, 1 (0.6%) was seroindeterminate and 2 (1.1%) were seronegative. CMV antibodies were detected in 119 (68.0%) participants; the series included also 1 (0.6%) seroindeterminate and 55

Dorota Plewik, Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Justyna Paszkiewicz, Adam Szepeluk

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 543–545

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Essential oils for managing Pratylenchus penetrans on Easter lilies

methods During two years of field trials conducted at the ELRF Research Station in Brookings, OR, commercially prepared formulations of four EO products were compared to an UC and a standard chemical treatment for management of Pratylenchus penetrans. Nematodes were identified by both morphometric and molecular methods (Qiu et al., 2005). Each trial consisted of 22 treatments. The description of the nematicide treatments, and abbreviations used in the data tables are provided in Table 1. A standard

B. B. Westerdahl, D. Giraud, L. J. Riddle, C. A. Anderson

Journal of Nematology , 1–7

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THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF SELECTED VIRULENCE FACTORS DETERMINING THE PATHOGENICITY OF UROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI STRAINS

1. Wstęp Pozajelitowe patogenne szczepy Escherichia coli ExPEC (extraintestinal patogenic E. coli) charakteryzują się różnorodnymi genotypami, jak i fenotypami, a w ich obrębie wyróżnia się, m.in. grupę uropatogennych szczepów Escherichia coli (uropathogenic E. coli, UPEC) odpowiedzialnych za 75–95% przypadków zakażeń układu moczowego (ZUM), zarówno u dzieci, jak i osób dorosłych [4, 6, 10, 33, 34]. UPEC mogą kolonizować nabłonek układu moczowego człowieka, lecz o ich chorobotwórczości i

Sylwia Joanna Chmielewska, Katarzyna Leszczyńska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 25–37

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PROPOSAL AND APPLICATION OF METHODOLOGY OF REVITALISATION OF REGIONAL RAILWAY TRACK IN SLOVAKIA AND SERBIA. PART 1: THEORETICAL APPROACH AND PROPOSAL OF METHODOLOGY FOR REVITALISATION OF REGIONAL RAILWAYS

Jaroslav MAŠEK, Martin KENDRA, Sanjin MILINKOVIĆ, Slavko VESKOVIĆ, Dalibor BÁRTA

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 85–95

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Changes in the frequency and characteristics of children diagnosed with autistic disorder in two Norwegian cohorts: 1992 and 2009

Background:Is the increasing prevalence of autistic disorder (AD) a well-documented trend or merely a reflection of the wider recognition of AD among both the public at large and health care professionals? Data from relevant studies are frequently compromised by comparisons of different sites and different diagnostic methods.Objectives:To explore changes over time, we reviewed the following: 1) the frequency of AD diagnoses; 2) the characteristics of the diagnosed children; and 3) the ages of

Sidsel Romhus, Gyro Aas Herder, Elisabeth Grindheim, Synnve Schjølberg, Patricia Howlin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 3–12

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Chemotaxis of Caenorhabditis elegans toward volatile organic compounds from Stropharia rugosoannulata induced by amino acids

A variety of natural substances including both volatile organic compounds and water-soluble compounds play a significant role in the chemotactic behaviors of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. We observed chemotactic behaviors of C. elegans with respect to response to attractants produced by nematode parasitic fungus Stropharia rugosoannulata, which were partially induced by specific amino acids. The results of gas chromatography-mass spectrometer analysis suggested that 1-octen-3-ol

Jing Bian, Haili Zhang, Shuai Meng, Yajun Liu

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 3–8

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Cell-based immunofluorescence assay for screening the neurogenesis potential of new drugs in adult hippocampal neural progenitor cells

://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/life-science/cell-analysis/labeling-chemistry/fluorescence-spectraviewer.html), showed that there was almost no mutual interference under these conditions. To further confirm this result experimentally, we compared the fluorescence intensity (FI) values of single fluorescent dyes and the combination of the three fluorescent dyes. The fluorescent dyes were diluted in 0.05 M Tris-buffered saline (TBS, 50 mM Tris-Cl, 150 mM NaCl, pH 7.6) at three dilutions (1, 1/3, and 1/9). The

Kun Zhang, Bin Li, Peifang Li, Xiaoli Yang, Huixian Cui, Xiaoyun Liu

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 303–309

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Enhanced entomopathogenic nematode yield and fitness via addition of pulverized insect powder to solid media

(Galleria mellonella, Tenebrio molitor, and Lucillia sericata) at three dose levels (1, 3, and 5%). The impact of insect powder was assessed on infective juvenile (IJ) yield in solid media. Additionally, IJs produced in solid culture were subsequently assessed for virulence, and progeny production in a target insect, Spodoptera litura. The dose level of larval powder had a significant effect on IJ yield in both trials, whereas insect type had significant effect on IJ yield in trial 1 but not in trial 2

Shiyu Zhen, Yang Li, Yanli Hou, Xinghui Gu, Limeng Zhang, Weibin Ruan, David Shapiro-Ilan

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 495–506

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Recovery of Gram-Positive Cocci and Candida albicans from Peroxygen/Silver-Based Disinfectants

dilutions of each disinfectant forming Peroxygen: neutralizing broth ratios of 1:10 and 1:100 (v/v). Three populations were established and two comparison ratio groups were examined, namely neutralizer efficacy and neutralizer toxicity. Two acceptance criteria were tested. One criterion showed higher rate of neutralization success than the other. S. aureus showed the highest rate of successful micro­bial recovery from neutralization process. The Disinfectant (Bixco) was exceptionally neutralized at

Mostafa E. Eissa, Ahmed S. Nouby

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 13–21

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Effect of an Alltech soil health product on entomopathogenic nematodes, root-knot nematodes and on the growth of tomato plants in the greenhouse

, Ireland. These were: an Irish isolate Steinernema feltiae [strain 12(1); Boyle, 2007], Steinernema feltiae (e-nema), Steinernema carpocapsae (e-nema), and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Andermatt Biocontrol UK). Entomopathogenic nematodes were reared in Galleria mellonella (Lepidotera: Pyralidae), sourced commercially from Live Foods Direct (Sheffield, UK). Standard size petri dishes (100 × 15 mm) were inverted and the lids were lined with two sheets of Whatman filter paper. Five G. mellonella were

Anusha Pulavarty, Karina Horgan, Thomais Kakouli-Duarte

Journal of Nematology , 1–10

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Partial Characterization of Bacteriocin Produced by Halotolerant Pediococcus acidilactici Strain QC38 Isolated from Traditional Cotija Cheese

), Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa, Vibrio cholerae NO 01 and Salmonella enterica subsp. Enterica serovar Typhimurium. Bacteriocin-like substance,after heating at 121°C for 15 min it remained stable and its antimicrobial activity was observed at pH ranging from 1.0 to 10.0 butinactivated by α-chymotrypsin and proteinase K. Strain QC38 was able to grow in 1–9% NaCl concentration. The plate overlay assayshowed an approximate size of bacteriocin-like substance

Aurea I. Morales-Estrada, Ahidé López-Merino, Nestor Gutierrez-Mendez, Enrico A. Ruiz, Araceli Contreras-Rodríguez

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 279–285

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CADMIUM AND LEAD CONTENT IN THE BARRIER DUSTS SAMPLED FROM THE NOISE BARRIERS LOCATED NEAR TO POZNAŃ (POLAND) - A PRELIMINARY STUDY

mg kg-1 (in relation to cadmium) and from 11.873 to 38.193 mg kg-1 (in relation to lead) and depended on the structure of the barriers (i.e. their length) and height of the sampling point. The highest metal contents were detected in samples originated from lower sections (0.0-0.5 m) of the longest noise barrier (1700 m). The results indicate the need for a continuous monitoring of heavy metal contents in the barrier dusts and surrounding agricultural soils.

Bożena KARBOWSKA, Mateusz SYDOW, Włodzimierz ZEMBRZUSKI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 131–136

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First record of native entomopathogenic nematodes from Montana agroecosystems

of the Canadian border and from Great Falls through Havre to the Canadian border. The three points of this triangle in north-central Montana are Havre, Conrad, and Great Falls. This region is named for its good dryland wheat-growing conditions. In the summer of 2018 (May to September), a survey was conducted through parts of the Golden Triangle region. The areas covered during the survey are shown in Table 1. The survey was mainly orientated toward 30 cultivated fields in the region including

Ramandeep K. Sandhi, Ratnasri Pothula, Satyendra K. Pothula, Byron J. Adams, Gadi V.P. Reddy

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

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Utility of Doppler parameters at 36–42 weeks’ gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcomes in appropriate-for-gestational-age fetuses

AimTo investigate the potential value of Doppler ultrasound and to assess cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome defined as Apgar score < 7 at 1 minute.Material and methodsThis was a retrospective cross-sectional study in selected pregnant women undergoing an ultrasound examination between 36 and 42 weeks of gestation. We measured estimated fetal weight (EFW), mean umbilical artery pulsatility index (UA PI), mean middle cerebral artery pulsatility index

Michał Migda, Katarzyna Gieryn, Bartosz Migda, Marian Stanisław Migda, Marek Maleńczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 72, 22–28

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Resistant Pepper Carrying N, Me1, and Me3 have Different Effects on Penetration and Reproduction of Four Major Meloidogyne species

. These lines carry additional resistance genes against Meloidogyne spp. and have been extensively evaluated against the M. incognita group species (MIG) (Hendy et al., 1985, Djian-Caporalino et al., 2001, 2007). However, the levels of resistance in these lines have not been assessed against populations of M. arenaria race 1 and M. javanica from the Southern USA, and to our knowledge these resistance genes have never been assessed for their efficacy against M. haplanaria. Meloidogyne haplanaria is a

Abolfazl Hajihassani, William B. Rutter, Xuelin Luo

Journal of Nematology , 1–9

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Intracerebroventricular streptozotocin induces behavioral impairments and increases short-term C3 gene expression in the hippocampus of Wistar rats

., 1991). Studies have shown that ε4 allele of apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is a key component related to genetic risk factor for AD (Pericak-Vance et al., 1991; Liu et al., 2013). The complete absence of fibrillar Aβ in Apoe-null AD transgenic mice (Holtzman et al., 2000) suggested that this gene may be a key participant in Aβ fibrillization. Moreover, mutations in presenilin-1 (PS-1) gene also lead to amyloid deposits in the mouse brain (Duff et al., 1996). Another typical pathological

Gabrielle Pfutzenreuter, Kenny Nieradka, Márcia Regina Pincerati, Ilton Santos da Silva

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 2, 160–169

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Underidentification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Females: A Case Series Illustrating the Unique Presentation of this Disorder in Young Women

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed more often in males than females, with the male-to-female gender ratio reported to be around 4.3:1 to 5:1. It is possible that the underrecognition of ASD in females partially contributes to this uneven ratio. Recent attention has been placed on understanding the processes that give rise to this gender difference in ASD prevalence. Socialization may contribute to the unique presentation of ASD in females, which may underlie this condition’s subsequent

Andrea Trubanova, Katharine Donlon, Nicole L. Kreiser, Thomas H. Ollendick, Susan W. White

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 66–76

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Potential role of dopamine transporter in behavioral flexibility

-dimensional shift stages was higher in DAT+/− mutant mice than in WT mice. GBR 12909-treated mice had deficits in reversal stages of the ASST. Neuronal activation in the OFC and DMS during the ASST was examined with early growth response proteins 1 and 2 (egr-1, egr-2) immunohistochemistry. Density of egr-2 labeled cells in the OFC was lower in mutant mice than in wild-types during reversal learning and the expression of the egr-1 was lower in mutant mice in the OFC and DMS during reversal and intra

Anita Cybulska-Klosowicz, Julia Dabrowska, Sebastian Niedzielec, Renata Zakrzewska, Aleksandra Rozycka

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 2, 176–189

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The use of MR-less MNI based neuronavigation for 10 Hz rTMS depression therapy: electrophysiological and clinical implications

into 3 groups according to stimulation target in MNI map: Group 1 received rTMS at point -40; 48; 35; Group 2 received rTMS at point -46; 45; 38; Group 3 received rTMS at point -38; 44; 26. Electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and clinical tests were obtained the day before the rTMS course and after the last session. There were some notable differences in physiological changes between the groups, with the largest EEG band spectral power increases found in Group 1 patients and the lowest in Group

Vladas Valiulis, Giedrius Gerulskis, Kastytis Dapšys, Karolina Valavičiūtė, Aldona Šiurkutė, Valentinas Mačiulis

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 271–280

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The usefulness of respiratory ultrasound assessment for modifying the physiotherapeutic algorithm in children after congenital heart defect surgeries

of fluid in pleural spaces, found in 11–39% of pediatric patients in the early postoperative period(3,4) (Fig. 1). Fig. 1. An ultrasound image of: A – diaphragm; B – pleural fluid; C – consolidated pulmonary parenchyma within the pulmonary tissue Despite a number of therapeutic concepts, there are no effective methods for setting therapeutic goals or tools for measurable assessment of treatment outcomes in respiratory physiotherapy after pediatric cardiac surgery(5). Currently, standard chest

Marcin Myszkowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 17–23

Research Article

Nematotoxic coumarins from Angelica pubescens Maxim. f. biserrata Shan et Yuan roots and their physiological effects on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

The ethanol extracts from the roots of Angelica pubescens Maxim. f. biserrata Shan et Yuan was toxic against the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. The ethyl acetate-soluble fraction derived from this extract increased its potency with a mortality of 95.25% in 72 hr at 1.0 mg/mL. Four nematotoxic coumarins were obtained from the ethyl acetate extract by bioassay-guided isolation. These were identified as osthole 1, columbianadin 2, bergapten 3 and xanthotoxin 4 by mass and nuclear

Qun-Qun Guo, Gui-Cai Du, Yong-Xing Li, Chen-Yan Liang, Chao Wang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Rong-Gui Li

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 559–568

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ECONOMIC ANALYSES IN SEWAGE SYSTEM DESIGNING FOR RURAL SETTLEMENT – CASE STUDY

domestic wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and full pressure sewerage network. In all variants, the container wastewater treatment plant of daily capacity 450 m3 day-1 was applied. Estimations of investment and exploitation costs for 30 years period operation were performed. Economic multivariate analysis was based on: Payback Period, Dynamic Generation Cost (DGC), Net Present Value (NPV) and Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR). The obtained indicators were the input data for the weighted sum model allowing to

Aleksandra LEWICKA, Marcin K. WIDOMSKI, Grzegorz ŁAGÓD

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 145–152

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LYSSAVIRUS SPP. – RABIES VIRUSES AS A STILL-PRESENT PROBLEM

1. Introduction The genus Lyssavirus belonging to the family Rhabdoviridae (Rhabdoviruses) and the order Mononegavirales, includes the globally occurring rabies virus and some rabies-like and rabies-related virus species [29, 59, 65]. They cause a disease commonly referred to as “rabies”. This name is derived from the Latin rabies (this one, on the other hand, is derived from rabhas from the Indian language Sanskrit – “to use violence”), which is translated as “rage” because this disease is

Przemysław Gałązka, Patryk Kaczor, Klaudyna Grzelakowska, Kamil Leis

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 153–164

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Clinical and laboratory profile of anti-M

were detected, comprising eight patients, one donor, one hematopoietic stem cell transplant donor, and one external quality assessment scheme (EQAS) sample containing anti-M. The patient/donor ages ranged from 2.5 to 82 years. Patient diagnoses and clinical profiles of the cases are given in Table 1. Table 1. Clinical profile of the cases Case number Donor/patient Age (years)/gender ABO group/D type Diagnosis History of previous blood transfusion 1 Whole blood donor 24/F O+ NA No

D. Basu, S. Basu, M. Reddy, K. Gupta, M. Chandy

Immunohematology , ISSUE 4, 165–169

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The Augustine blood group system, 48 years in the making

The high-prevalence antigen, Ata, was first identified in 1967, but it was not until 2015 that Ata became AUG1 of a new blood group system, Augustine (AUG). The new system was established after the identification of the gene encoding Ata and the recognition of a null phenotype (AUG:–1,–2) in an At(a–) patient with an antibody (anti-AUG2) reactive with At(a–) red blood cells. The At(a–) phenotype is very rare and, with the exception of the one family with the null

Geoffrey Daniels

Immunohematology , ISSUE 3, 100–103

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Human platelet antigen allelic diversity in Peninsular Malaysia

Human platelet antigens (HPAs) are polymorphic and immunogenic glycoproteins encoded by biallelic genes on human chromosome 17 (HPA-1 to -4 and HPA-6 to -11), chromosome 5 (HPA-5), and chromosome 6 (HPA-15) and expressed on the surface of platelets. In the present study, we typed seven HPA loci (HPA-1 to -6 and HPA-15) by polymerase chain reaction using sequence-specific primer and sequence-based typing in 166 blood samples representing three Orang Asli groups (Semang, Senoi, and Proto-Malays

Wan Ubaidillah Wan Syafawati, Zulkafli Zefarina, Zafarina Zafarina, Mohd Nazri Hassan, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Sundararajulu Panneerchelvam, Geoffrey Keith Chambers, Hisham Atan Edinur

Immunohematology , ISSUE 4, 143–160

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MODELLING OF THE AIRFLOW IN THE PASSENGER COACH

– heat transfer coefficient, wm2·K RH – relative humidity, % w – velocity, m/s wmax – maximum velocity, m/s wmin – minimal velocity, m/s 1. INTRODUCTION Every day people spend a lot of time in public transport, for example buses, trams, trains or subways. To make their journey comfortable, appropriate thermal conditions must be provided by HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems. Thermal comfort is achieved when passengers perceive the air temperature, humidity, air movement, and

Izabela SARNA, Agnieszka PALMOWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 125–133

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The usefulness of high-frequency ultrasonography in the preoperative evaluation of vulvar cancer – a case series

Langerhans cells in vulvar tissue, which increases the risk of infection and vulvar cancer(5). Vulvar carcinogenesis is driven by chronic inflammatory conditions, autoimmune dysfunction, and human papillomavirus (HPV) disease(6). Half of vulvar carcinomas are related to HPV infection suppressing Langerhans cell function(7). More than 60% of vulvar SCCs develop after menopause due to impaired vulvovaginal immunity(8). In Poland, vulvar cancer accounts for 1% of all malignancies. In 2016, there were only

Michał Migda, Marian Stanisław Migda, Bartosz Migda, Marek Maleńczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 305–310

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ISOLATION AND SCREENING OF BACTERIA WITH ABILITY TO DECOLORIZE SELECTED SYNTHETIC DYES – PRELIMINARY RESULTS

1. INTRODUCTION The low costs of production, the wide spectrum of colors and the durability of coloration caused increase of synthetic dyes production and the limitation and even elimination of usage of natural dyes in most of branches of the economy [1, 2, 3]. The triphenylmethane dyes are derivatives of methane and are one of the groups of most used synthetic dyes. They are applied mainly at textile industry (for dyeing the wool, silk, cotton, nylon), also at leather, paper, plastic, food

Ewa ZABŁOCKA-GODLEWSKA, Wioletta PRZYSTAŚ, Maria GODLEWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 75–86

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Geodesic Cycle Length Distributions in Delusional and Other Social Networks

cycle is not. This means that not only are geodesic cycles a fairly intuitive idea, perhaps because of our spatial ideas of (social) networks (the idea of the “shortcut” being inherently spatial), but it is also computationally convenient to use them rather than cycles or chordless cycles. To illustrate these definitions, consider the graph shown in Figure 1. This graph has seven cycles. Four of them are chordless (1–4–5–9–3–2–1, 4–6–5–4, 5–6–7–8–9–5, and 1–4–6–7–8–9–3–2–1), however only three of

Alex Stivala

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 35–76

Research Article

Responses of Anastrepha suspensa, Diachasmimorpha longicaudata, and Sensitivity of Guava Production to Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management

(Diachasmimorpha longicaudata) in EPN treatments significantly declined with increasing IJ rate (0–100 IJs cm−2), even though the non-target effects of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora on relative survival of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata could not be determined because of few emerging parasitoid wasps. Optimum suppression (⩾ 60%) of Caribfly was consistently achieved at 100 IJs cm−2 or 17,500 IJs fruit−1. Profitability analysis showed that Heterorhabditis bacteriophora can be included in Caribfly IPM tactics to

William K. Heve, Fahiem E. El-Borai, Evan G. Johnson, Daniel Carrillo, William T. Crow, Larry W. Duncan

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 261–272

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Production, Characterization and Valuable Applications of Exopolysaccharides from Marine Bacillus subtilis SH1

characterization and investigation of different valuable applications. Effect of medium type, incubation period and pH were studied using the one factor at a time experiments. It was shown that the highest productivity (24 gl–1) of exopolysaccharides was recorded by using yeast malt glucose medium with pH 9 at the fourth day of incubation. Experimental design using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was applied to optimize various nutrients at different concentrations. The finalized optimized medium

Sahar W.M. Hassan, Hassan A.H. Ibrahim

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 449–461

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MAPPING POVERTY AT THE LEVEL OF SUBREGIONS IN POLAND USING INDIRECT ESTIMATION

The European Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU–SILC) is the basic source of information published by CSO (the Central Statistical Office of Poland) about the relative poverty indicator, both for the country as a whole and at the regional level (NUTS 1). Estimates at lower levels of the territorial division than regions (NUTS 1) or provinces (NUTS 2, also called ’voivodships’) have not been published so far. These estimates can be calculated by means of indirect

Marcin Szymkowiak, Andrzej Młodak, Łukasz Wawrowski

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 609–635

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EVALUATION OF FINGER DIRECTION RECOGNITION METHOD FOR BEHAVIOR CONTROL OF ROBOT

turntable capable of fixing a hand in a specific finger direction. We estimated various finger directions and distances for two major pointing hand forms (Forms 1 and 2) and evaluated the precision of θ and Φ. We conclude that the θ and Φ estimations are valid because the estimation error is almost within 10  when the distance between the camera and object is less than 110 and 80 cm for θ and Φ for Forms 1 and 2, respectively. Finally, we applied our FDR system to the communication between a robot and

T. Ikai, M. Ohka, S. Kamiya, H. Yussof, S. C. Abdullah

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 2308–2333

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Characterization of Ligninolytic Bacteria and Analysis of Alkali-Lignin Biodegradation Products

% physiological saline was added, then stirred violently by a vortex mixer. The mixed liquids were diluted by five levels (1 × 10–1, 1 × 10–2, 1 × 10–3, 1 × 10–4, 1 × 10–5), and 100 μl was inoculated into the ligninolytic selection medium. The medium contained 2.0 g (NH4)2SO4, 0.5 g MgSO4, 1.0 g K2HPO4, 0.5 g NaCl, 5.0 g alkaline lignin, 20.0 g agar powder, 1.0 l H2O. All the chemicals were purchased from Solarbio Biotechnology Co., Ltd. In the ultra-clean bench, it was coated with a triangular glass rod, and

YI XIONG, YARU ZHAO, KUIKUI NI, YUE SHI, QINGFANG XU

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 339–347

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Rehabilitative effect of the patterned stimulation with MP1 microperimeter in homonymous hemianopia

different approaches have been developed to treat patients with HH: (1) substitution, including special devices such as optical This last approach is based on the concept of brain plasticity. Just as plasticity after brain damage is well recognized in other functional systems (motor, somatosensory), plasticity of the visual system has been recognized as a useful mechanism whereby the brain compensates for its functional loss, either spontaneously or by repetitive visual stimulation (Safran, 1988; Sabel

Francesca de Rossi, Margherita Guidobaldi, Umberto Moscato, Camillo Marra, Filippo Amore

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 41–47

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