Lakartidningen 2008 Feb 27-Mar 4;105(9):597-8
Kvinnokliniken, Danderyds sjukhus.
Comput Biol Med 2021 Apr 15;133:104380. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Ulster University, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland, UK. Electronic address:
Immune evasion is one of the unique characteristics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) attributed to its ORF8 protein. This protein modulates the adaptive host immunity through down-regulation of MHC-1 (Major Histocompatibility Complex) molecules and innate immune responses by surpassing the host's interferon-mediated antiviral response. To understand the host's immune perspective concerning the ORF8 protein, a comprehensive study of the ORF8 protein and mutations possessed by it have been performed. Read More
Water (Basel) 2021 Jan;13(3):371
Department of Geography, Western University and Canadian Rivers Institute, London, ON N6A 5C2, Canada.
The biological assessment of rivers i.e., their assessment through use of aquatic assemblages, integrates the effects of multiple-stressors on these systems over time and is essential to evaluate ecosystem condition and establish recovery measures. Read More
Rev Mal Respir 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
Association pour la prévention de la pollution atmosphérique - A.P.P.A., Aix-Marseille université, Marseille, France; Hôtel technologique, 45, rue Joliot-Curie, 13013 Marseille, France. Electronic address:
Introduction: "Anti-pollution" masks are a form of personal protective equipment intended to ensure filtration of ambient particulate air pollution.State Of The Art: Although according to tests performed in the lab, their filtration power is high, the filtering efficiency of these masks in real conditions of use, that is to say, during physical effort, is generally lower than that established in the laboratory and this information is rarely available on commercial products on sale. Clinical studies, which are rarely double-blind, demonstrate a lower incidence of symptoms and a somewhat better cardiac performance when exercise is performed while wearing a mask. Read More
Waste Manag Res 2021 Apr 17:734242X211011222. Epub 2021 Apr 17.
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Environmental Engineering, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Efficient collection systems and information about the characteristics and quality of collected secondary plastic waste flows are of fundamental importance for the development of circular economies. In order to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of separate collection systems for plastic packaging, especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, characteristic of the collected PET bottles in street mesh containers were studied in the city of Perm, Russia. The share of extraneous fractions was assessed and differentiation was carried out by volume, type of product, label presence, shape, content of solid and liquid impurities and colour. Read More
Mutat Res 2021 May 20;865:503314. Epub 2021 Jan 20.
Procter & Gamble, Mason Business Center, Mason, OH, USA.
The reconstructed skin micronucleus (RSMN) assay was developed in 2006, as an in vitro alternative for genotoxicity evaluation of dermally applied chemicals or products. In the years since, significant progress has been made in the optimization of the assay, including publication of a standard protocol and extensive validation. However, the diverse morphology of skin cells makes cell preparation and scoring of micronuclei (MN) tedious and subjective, thus requiring a high level of technical expertise for evaluation. Read More