The risks of PERV infection THZ1 and the potential role of retroviral restriction factors in xenotransplantation are reviewed in detail.”
“A series of nonbridged (cyclopentadienyl) (aryloxy) titanium(IV) complexes of the type, (eta(5)-Cp’)(OAr)TiCl2 [OAr = O-2,4,6-'Bu3C6H2 and Cp' = Me5C5 (1), Me4PhC5 (2), and 1,2-Ph-2-4-MeC5H2 (3)], were prepared and used for the copolymerization of ethylene with alpha-olefins (e. g., 1-hexene, 1-octene, and 1-octadecene) in presence of (AlBu3)-Bu-i and Ph3CB(C6F5)(4) (TIBA/B). The effect of the
catalyst structure, comonomer, and reaction conditions on the catalytic activity, comonomer incorporation, and molecular weight of the produced copolymers was examined. The substituents on the cyclopentadienyl group of the ligand in 1-3 play an important role in the catalytic activity Navitoclax and comonomer incorporation. The 1/TIBA/B catalyst system exhibits the highest catalytic activity, while the 3/TIBA/B catalyst system yields copolymers with the highest comonomer incorporation under the same conditions. The reactivity ratio product values are smaller than those by ordinary metallocene type, which indicates that the copolymerization of ethylene with 1-hexene, 1-octene, and 1-octadecene by the 1-3/TIBA/B catalyst systems does not proceed in a random manner. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 121:
“Single crystals of Zr-substituted Zn-Y (Zr-ZnY; Ba2Zn2ZrxFe12-xO22) were grown from the flux system of BaCO3 and B2O3 by a high temperature slow cooling flux method. X-ray diffraction pattern confirmed the crystal structure with Zn-Y composition. The single crystals were characterized for magnetic and microwave
properties. The measured anisotropy BAY 73-4506 in vivo field (H-A) and the in-plane magnetization (sigma(s)) are 13 kOe and 52.0 emu/g, respectively. Ferrimagnetic resonance measurements show 18 Oe of linewidth (Delta H) at 9 GHz. The combination of low Delta H with a high H-A in Zr-ZnY hexaferrite is suitable for microwave devices, which can operate with low external biasing field. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3560885]“
“Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a severe complication of kidney transplantation that often causes graft failure. TMA may occur de novo, often triggered by immunosuppressive drugs and acute antibody-mediated rejection, or recur in patients with previous history of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Recurrent TMA is very rare in patients who had developed end-stage renal failure following HUS caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. scherichia coli, whereas disease recurrence is common in patients with atypical HUS (aHUS). The underlying genetic defect greatly impacts the risk of posttransplant recurrence in aHUS. Indeed recurrence is almost the rule in patients with mutations in genes encoding factor H or factor I, whereas patients with a mutation in membrane-cofactor-protein gene have a good transplant outcome.