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Constructional details of polystyrene-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) ordered thin film morphology.
J Colloid Interface Sci
PUBLISHED: 02-18-2013
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One of the most important issues for spin-coated diblock copolymer thin films is to distinguish the blocks by common techniques, especially for the diblock copolymers containing one block could form active domain. Aiming different estimations on the composition of surface microdomains in polystyrene-block-poly (4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP) atomic force microscope (AFM) phase images, AFM, transmission electron microscopy, and droplet shape analyzer were used to identify the constructional details of the polymer thin film morphology. It was confirmed that PS block is harder than P4VP block in symmetric PS-b-P4VP films and corresponds to brighter regions in AFM phase image. It is helpful to distinguish the nanodomains that originate from the different blocks in PS-b-P4VP thin films. The structure evolutions of PS-b-P4VP film annealed with different selective solvents were studied and discussed. The results indicated that the core-corona inversion process is due to the cores of micelles swell and coalesce together rather than local reorganization of the chains.
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Identification of candidate biomarkers in ovarian cancer serum by depletion of highly abundant proteins and differential in-gel electrophoresis.
Electrophoresis
PUBLISHED: 02-18-2010
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Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death for women in the US, yet survival rates are over 90% when it is diagnosed at an early stage, highlighting the need for biomarkers for early detection. To enhance the discovery of tumor-specific proteins that could represent novel serum biomarkers for ovarian cancer, we depleted serum of highly abundant proteins which can mask the detection of proteins present in serum at low concentrations. Three commercial immunoaffinity columns were used in parallel to deplete the highly abundant proteins in serum from 60 patients with serous ovarian carcinoma and 60 non-cancer controls. Medium and low abundance serum proteins from each serum pool were then evaluated by the quantitative proteomic technique of differential in-gel electrophoresis. The number of protein spots that were elevated in ovarian cancer sera by at least twofold ranged from 36 to 248, depending upon the depletion and separation methods. From the 33 spots picked for MS analysis, nine different proteins were identified, including the novel candidate ovarian cancer biomarkers leucine-rich alpha2 glycoprotein-1 and ficolin 3. Western blotting validated the relative increases in serum protein levels for three of the proteins identified, demonstrating the utility of this approach for the identification of novel serum biomarkers for ovarian cancer.
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Global muscle strength but not grip strength predicts mortality and length of stay in a general population in a surgical intensive care unit.
Phys Ther
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Paresis acquired in the intensive care unit (ICU) is common in patients who are critically ill and independently predicts mortality and morbidity. Manual muscle testing (MMT) and handgrip dynamometry assessments have been used to evaluate muscle weakness in patients in a medical ICU, but similar data for patients in a surgical ICU (SICU) are limited.
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JoVE Visualize is a tool created to match the last 5 years of PubMed publications to methods in JoVE's video library.

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In developing our video relationships, we compare around 5 million PubMed articles to our library of over 4,500 methods videos. In some cases the language used in the PubMed abstracts makes matching that content to a JoVE video difficult. In other cases, there happens not to be any content in our video library that is relevant to the topic of a given abstract. In these cases, our algorithms are trying their best to display videos with relevant content, which can sometimes result in matched videos with only a slight relation.