The hypothesis of enhanced reaction at leaf surfaces caused by enhanced surface concentrations of alpha-pinene was therefore rejected. Comparison of surface decomposition reactions on different surfaces as reported in the literature with the results obtained here demonstrates that the loss of ozone at the earth’s surface by decomposition
to molecular oxygen (i.e. without oxidative MG-132 mechanism reaction with a substrate) can account for measured ‘non-stomatal’ deposition velocities of a few mm s(-1). In order to quantify such removal, the effective molecular surface area of the vegetation/soil canopy must be known. Such knowledge, combined with the observed temperature-dependence, provides necessary input to global-scale models of O(3) removal from the troposphere at the earth’s surface. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.”
“Aim: To evaluate
serum Lonafarnib level of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-8 as a biochemical marker of local infections in patients with clinical symptoms of preterm deliveries.\n\nMethods: We studied 74 pregnant women at 24-36 gestational weeks (GW) with preterm delivery. Serum interleukin-8 was measured.\n\nResults: The mean value of interleukin-8 in the study group (n=36) was 19.13 pg/mL vs. 5.02 pg/mL in the controls (n=38).\n\nConclusions: The results indicate that serum level of interleukin-8 might be used as non-invasive marker of infections in pregnancy, as well as a marker of preterm deliveries.”
“The purpose of this reported work is the analysis of nickel-based thermal barrier coatings prepared by thermionic vacuum arc method using the micro X-ray fluorescence AR-13324 (micro-XRF) technique. Atomic concentration calibration
and comparison between theoretical and real distribution of the alloys composition in the obtained layers with thermal barrier properties are presented. 3D mapping of nickel, rhenium, and chromium surface relative concentrations was performed on a 240 mm x 90 mm substrate plate.”
“Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been reported as risk factors for lung cancer in never smokers. We investigate the interaction of EGFR SNPs and HRT for lung adenocarcinoma risk in never-smoking women. This study included 532 never-smoking female lung adenocarcinoma patients and 532 controls, with EGFR SNPs retrieved from a genome-wide association study. The associations of EGFR SNPs with the lung adenocarcinoma risk were estimated by multivariate-adjusted logistic regression. The Haploview program was used to select tagged EGFR SNPs interacted with HRT and construct haplotype blocks. The Benjamini and Hochberg method was used to reduce the multiple testing effects. Among 84 EGFR SNPs retrieved, 11 tagging EGFR SNPs showed an interaction with HRT and lung adenocarcinoma risk, which were mostly located near the tyrosine kinase domain. Eight of the tagged SNPs were in two haplotype blocks.