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Defense manifestations of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants in Ricinus communis L. exposed to lead in hydroponics

2014 11 4427 4440 47 Guha A, Sengupta D, Reddy AR. Polyphasic chlorophyll a fluorescence kinetics and leaf protein analyses to track dynamics of photosynthetic performance in mulberry during progressive drought. J. Photochem. Photobiol., 2013; 119: 71–83. 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2012.12.006 Guha A Sengupta D Reddy AR Polyphasic chlorophyll a fluorescence kinetics and leaf protein analyses to track dynamics of photosynthetic performance in mulberry during progressive drought J. Photochem. Photobiol 2013 119 71 83 48 Kumar A and Prasad

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The genus Portulaca as a suitable model to study the mechanisms of plant tolerance to drought and salinity

understanding agriculture as performance. NJAS –Wag. J Life Sci 2011; 57: 179-185. doi: 10.1016/j.njas.2010.11.002 10.1016/j.njas.2010.11.002 Crane TA Roncoli C Hoogenboom G Adaptation to climate change and climate variability: the importance of understanding agriculture as performance NJAS –Wag. J Life Sci 2011 57 179 185 10.1016/j.njas.2010.11.002 44 Gill SS, Tuteja N. Reactive oxygen species and antioxidant machinery in abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant Physiol Biochem 2010; 48(12): 909-930. 20870416 10.1016/j.plaphy.2010

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3D polyelectrolyte scaffolds to mimic exocrine glands: a step towards a prostate-on-chip platform

to custom-made magnetic reversed-phase particles, the substances were eluted and separated by capillary high-performance liquid chromatography. Fractions were spotted directly on a MALDI target, and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometric data acquisition was performed in automatic mode. This technology was used to detect substances secreted by two mammary carcinoma cell lines differing in their malignancy (MCF-7, MDA-MB231). Unequivocal differences in the peptide secretion patterns were observed. In conclusion, this system allows the sensitive investigation of peptides

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Bio-economy in Greece: Current trends and the road ahead

fostered ( 20 ); (b) the National renewable energy action plan (2010) – in accordance with the EU’s 20% renewable energy target by 2020 ( 16 ) and (c) Law 4414/2016 that drafts the national strategy for protection against the effects of climate change and provides a new Support Scheme for power plants from renewable energy sources and cogeneration of high performance electricity and heat ( 21 ). Table 1 A compilation of currently active institutions in Bio-economy and Bio-economy related issues 1. The Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) Relevant 2

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Classification of coronary artery disease data sets by using a deep neural network

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In this study, a deep neural network classifier is proposed for the classification of coronary artery disease medical data sets. The proposed classifier is tested on reference CAD data sets from the literature and also compared with popular representative classification methods regarding its classification performance. Experimental results show that the deep neural network classifier offers much better accuracy, sensitivity and specificity rates when compared with other methods. The proposed method presents itself as an easily accessible and cost-effective alternative to currently existing methods used for the diagnosis of CAD and it can be applied for easily checking whether a given subject under examination has at least one occluded coronary artery or not.

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Lower limb phantom design and production for blood flow and pressure tests

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Phantoms are specifically designed objects that are utilized or imaged to evaluate, analyze and tune the performance of experimental devices. In this project, it is aimed to design a phantom that responds in a similar manner with how human blood circulation would act in specific flow and pressure tests such as pulse measurement. Ballistic gelatin is a member of hydrogel family with 250 Bloom value which resembles human muscle tissue in terms of mechanical features. That’s why we carried out a uniaxial compression test on our gelatin sample to analyze its similarity of human muscle tissue in terms of elastic modulus, stiffness and rupture strength. Test results indicated that our gelatin sample has approximate values with organic human muscle tissue. Designed model was X-rayed and the similarities of the model to human texture were compared. After producing of lower limb phantoms, we carried out a circulation test through them by the aid of a peristaltic pump to simulate the actual blood circulation of human body limbs. This designed phantom is made ready for available flow and pressure tests.

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Formal- and high-structured kinetic process modelling and footprint area analysis of binary imaged cells: Tools to understand and optimize multistage-continuous PHA biosynthesis

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Competitive polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHAs) production requires progress in microbial strain performance, feedstock selection, downstream processing, and more importantly according to the process design with process kinetics of the microbial growth phase and the phase of product formation. The multistage continuous production in a bioreactor cascade was described for the first time in a continuously operated, flexible five-stage bioreactor cascade that mimics the characteristics involved in the engineering process of tubular plug flow reactors. This process was developed and used for Cupriavidus necator-mediated PHA production at high volumetric and specific PHA productivity (up to 2.31 g/(Lh) and 0.105 g/(gh), respectively). Based on the experimental data, formal kinetic and high structured kinetic models were established, accompanied by footprint area analysis of binary imaged cells. As a result of the study, there has been an enhanced understanding of the long-term continuous PHA production under balanced, transient, and nutrient-deficient conditions that was achieved on both the micro and the macro kinetic level. It can also be concluded that there were novel insights into the complex metabolic occurrences that developed during the multistage- continuous production of PHA as a secondary metabolite. This development was essential in paving the way for further process improvement. At the same time, a new method of specific growth rate and specific production rate based on footprint area analysis was established by using the electron microscope.

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Applying gas chromatography to monitor extracellular free amino acids content in cultivation medium during lactic acid fermentation

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Organic selenium effect on body temperature and body weight in broilers

References 1. Niu ZY, Liu FZ, Yan QL and Li WC. Effects of different levels of vitamin E on growth performance and immune responses of broilers under heat stress. Poult Sci. 2009 Oct; 88(10):2101. 2. Sahin N, Sahin K, Oderci M. Vitamin E and selenium supplementation to alleviate cold stress associated deterioration in egg quality and egg yolk mineral., Biol Trace Elem. Res. Winter 2003; 96(1-3):179-89 3. Panda AK, Ramarao SV, Raju MV, Chatterjee RN, Effect of dietary supplementation with vitamins E and C on

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Antimicrobial efficacy of some plant extracts on bacterial ring rot pathogen, clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus

. Food Agric., 90, 145-160. 10. EPPO (2006) PM 7/59 (1) Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus . Bulletin OEPP/EPPO 36, 99-109. 11. Badea M, Crasanda A, Chifiriuc MC, Marutescu L, Lazar V, Marinescu D, Olar R (2013) Synthesis, spectral and thermal study on new Fe(III) complexes with N,N-dimethylbiguanide as antibacterial agents. J. Therm. Anal. Calorim., 111 (5): 1743-1751. 12. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2012) Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty Second

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