Lithiophilic Interlayer Driven ‘Bottom-up’ Metal Infilling in High Current Density Li-Metal Anodes
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Syed Abdul Ahad, Janina Drews, Timo Danner, Arnulf Latz, Hugh Geaney Lithium (Li) metal holds great potential for pushing practical energy densities beyond state-of the art Li-ion batteries. However, parasitic problems including Li dendrite formation can result in separator piercing, subsequent... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - J. Mater. Chem. latest articles)
Source: RSC - J. Mater. Chem. latest articles - April 23, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Syed Abdul Ahad Source Type: research

Case Report of a Hidden Intruder-Extremely Rare Presentation of Hydatidosis as a Nuchal Tumoural Mass
We report the case of a 68-year-old male patient, a zootechnic, who presented at the hospital with a tumoural mass (dimension: about 12/10 cm) located in the nuchal region. The complex approach needed consisted of surgical therapy along with histopathological confirmation of the diagnostic and antiparasitic medication, which led to a complete recovery with a low probability of recurrence. Discussion: Encounters with patients with primary soft tissue hydatidosis are exceptionally rare, but the surgeon must take into consideration this clinical diagnosis, especially for patients located in an endemic region with occupations ...
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - April 23, 2024 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Drago ș F Voicu Constantin Popazu Delia Mihaela R âșnoveanu Daniela Mihalache Alexandra Toma Source Type: research

Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion Secondary to Trichinella spiralis Infection in a Patient with Systemic Sclerosis: A Case Report
CONCLUSIONS This report highlights the possibility of developing rare or even not-until-now seen complications when 2 etiologically different diseases are associated. The physician should carefully assess the situation to find and resolve the underlying causes.PMID:38652711 | DOI:10.12659/AJCR.943420 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - April 23, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M ădălina Ștefania Vulcan Andrei-Daniel Dragne Camelia Georgeta Badea Source Type: research

GSE244972 The different impact of drug-resistant Leishmania on the transcription programs activated in neutrophils.
Contributors : M íriam Díaz-Varela ; Andrea Sánchez-Hidalgo ; Sandra Calderon-Copete ; Virginie Tacchini ; Tobias Shipley ; LadyGiovanna Ramírez ; Julien Marquis ; OlgaLucía Fernández ; Nancy Gore Saravia ; Fabienne Tacchini-CottierSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensDrug resistance threatens the effective control of infections, including parasitic diseases such as leishmaniases. Neutrophils are essential players in antimicrobial control, but their role in drug-resistant infections is poorly understood. Here, we evaluated human neutrophil response to clinic...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - April 23, 2024 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 29, Pages 1930: The Benzoylpiperidine Fragment as a Privileged Structure in Medicinal Chemistry: A Comprehensive Review
a Granchi The phenyl(piperidin-4-yl)methanone fragment (here referred to as the benzoylpiperidine fragment) is a privileged structure in the development of new drugs considering its presence in many bioactive small molecules with both therapeutic (such as anti-cancer, anti-psychotic, anti-thrombotic, anti-arrhythmic, anti-tubercular, anti-parasitic, anti-diabetic, and neuroprotective agents) and diagnostic properties. The benzoylpiperidine fragment is metabolically stable, and it is also considered a potential bioisostere of the piperazine ring, thus making it a feasible and reliable chemical frame to be exploited in d...
Source: Molecules - April 23, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Giulia Bononi Chiara Lonzi Tiziano Tuccinardi Filippo Minutolo Carlotta Granchi Tags: Review Source Type: research

Sheep abortions associated with Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii infections in multiple flocks from Southern Brazil
This study verified the occurrence of these diseases in sheep fetuses from Santa Catarina State, Southern Brazil from 2015 to 2022. Sheep fetuses were necropsied with organ sampling for histopathology, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) forNeospora caninum andToxoplasma gondii using the Nc5 and SAG2 targets, respectively, in frozen brain tissue. Microbiological culture and RT-PCR forPestivirus were conducted to discard other abortion causes. One positive fetus for toxoplasmosis was genotyped using multiplex multilocus nested PCR-RFLP (Mn-PCR-RFLP) with ten genetic markers. Fifty-five sheep fetuses were evaluated, with 10 ...
Source: Veterinary Research Communications - April 23, 2024 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

Global profiling of protein S-palmitoylation in the second-generation merozoites of Eimeria tenella
Parasitol Res. 2024 Apr 22;123(4):190. doi: 10.1007/s00436-024-08204-2.ABSTRACTThe intracellular protozoan Eimeria tenella is responsible for avian coccidiosis which is characterized by host intestinal damage. During developmental cycle, E. tenella undergoes versatile transitional stages such as oocyst, sporozoites, merozoites, and gametocytes. These developmental transitions involve changes in cell shape and cell size requiring cytoskeletal remodeling and changes in membrane proteins, which may require transcriptional and translational regulations as well as post-translational modification of proteins. Palmitoylation is a...
Source: Cell Research - April 22, 2024 Category: Cytology Authors: Zigang Qu Yuqiong Li Wenhui Li Nianzhang Zhang Joshua Seun Olajide Xiaoyun Mi Baoquan Fu Source Type: research

LiF/Li3N ‐Rich Electrode–Electrolyte Interfaces Enabled by Multi‐Functional Electrolyte Additive to Achieve High‐Performance Li/LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 Batteries
By adding N-succinimidyl trifluoroacetate (NST) as an innovative and multifunctional additive into conventional LiPF6-based carbonate electrolyte, the ability to simultaneously in situ construct bi-electrodes-electrolyte LiF/Li3N-rich interphases with high Li+ conductivity and optimize the electrolyte system via removing HF/H2O and affecting Li+ solvation structure are well achieved. Thus, the electrochemical performances and safety of high-energy-density rechargeable Li/LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 batteries are remarkably boosted. AbstractLiPF6-based carbonate electrolytes have been extensively employed in commercial Li-ion batte...
Source: Small - April 22, 2024 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Yue Lei, Xin Xu, Junying Yin, Kang Xi, Lai Wei, Junzi Zheng, Yuhao Wang, Haihua Wu, Sen Jiang, Yunfang Gao Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Recognition of nonself is necessary to activate Drosophila ’s immune response against an insect parasite
Innate immune responses can be activated by pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), danger signals released by damaged tissues, or the absence of self-molecules that inhibit immunity. As PAMPs are typi... (Source: BMC Biology)
Source: BMC Biology - April 22, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Alexandre B. Leit ão, Ramesh Arunkumar, Jonathan P. Day, Nancy Hanna, Aarathi Devi, Matthew P. Hayes and Francis M. Jiggins Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nanobiosensors: A powerful Technology for Early Detection of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
AbstractNanotechnology emerged as a critical force in agriculture and the most vital technology. Nanobiotechnology offers significant benefits for farmers to  control their output by regulating nutrient use via nano-fertilizers, rationalizing agrochemical use, detecting, and treating disease–host interactions, molecular interactions with nanocarriers (nano biosensors) for plant disease diagnosis, and removing contaminants from water and soil, farm man agement, and current trends include salinity soil treatment. Nanosensors can also detect pathogens, moisture, fertilizers, and acidity of soil to improve products used to ...
Source: Sensing and Imaging - April 22, 2024 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Let it glow: genetically encoded fluorescent reporters in Plasmodium
The use of fluorescent proteins (FPs) in Plasmodium parasites has been key to understand the biology of this obligate intracellular protozoon. FPs like the green fluorescent protein (GFP) enabled to explore prote... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 20, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pia J. Thiele, Raquel Mela-Lopez, St éphanie A. Blandin and Dennis Klug Tags: Review Source Type: research

Phosphoproteomic analysis reveals changes in A-Raf-related protein phosphorylation in response to Toxoplasma gondii infection in porcine macrophages
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes severe threats to humans and livestock. Macrophages are the cell type preferentially infected by T. gondii in vivo. Protein phosphoryl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 20, 2024 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dingzeyang Su, Shifan Zhu, Kangzhi Xu, Zhaofeng Hou, Fuxing Hao, Fan Xu, Yifan Lin, Yuyang Zhu, Dandan Liu, Qiangde Duan, Xinjun Zhang, Yuguo Yuan, Jinjun Xu and Jianping Tao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Echinococcus granulosus ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes (E2D2 and E2N) promote the formation of liver fibrosis in TGF β1-induced LX-2 cells
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widespread zoonosis caused by the infection with Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (E. granulosus s.l.). CE cysts mainly develop in the liver of intermediate hosts, characterized ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 20, 2024 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Xue He, Wei Hou, Shengqiong Li, Aiguo Yang and Guangyou Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic potential and inheritance pattern of agronomic traits in faba bean under free and infested Orobanche soil conditions
Orobanche is an obligate parasite on faba bean in the Mediterranean region, causes considerable yield losses. Breeding tolerant faba bean genotypes to Orobanche is pivotal to sustain production and ensuring globa... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - April 19, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Alaa A. Soliman, Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Manar I. Mousa, Elsayed Mansour, Yuhua He and Haitian Yu Tags: Research Source Type: research

< i > Leishmania < /i > blood parasite dynamics during and after treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa: A pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model
ConclusionThis semi-mechanistic pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model adequately captured the blood parasite dynamics during and after treatment, and revealed that high blood parasite loads on Day 28 and Day 56 after start of treatment are an early indication for VL relapse, which could be a useful biomarker to assess treatment efficacy of a treatment regimen in a clinical trial setting. (Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - April 19, 2024 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Luka Verrest Source Type: research