Las cargas tributarias sumadas a las p simas condiciones de

Las cargas tributarias sumadas MK2206 las pésimas condiciones de alimentación, salud e higiene hacían más vulnerable a la población indígena a los embates de las epidemias, por lo que en 1763 se formulaba un «pedimento del Governador y naturales» (AGN, 1763 foja 276r), de las cabeceras sujetas a la jurisdicción de la Villa de Córdoba, para ser eximidos de los tributos, pues el matlazahuatl acogió a los naturales «con tanta voracidad que los tiene constituidos en la más lamentable desdicha… con inhabilidad de poder trabajar» (AGN, 1763 foja 253v).
La ruda política fiscal se trasluce en la insistencia de las autoridades virreinales en la demanda de información «sobre la epidemia que se dice haver en los Pueblos» (AGN, 1763 foja 255r), y también «de los muertos que durante ella huviere habido» ordenando al Alcalde mayor, así como a los curas, informar acerca de:
Las 2 epidemias consecutivas (viruela y matlazahuatl) padecidas por la población de los pueblos de naturales sujetos a la jurisdicción de la Villa de Córdoba que se expresaron en peticiones, relaciones juradas e informes in verbo sacerdotis, dieron cuenta del drama cotidiano vivido por la población indígena. Por ello se autoriza la relevación del tributo de los tercios de agosto y diciembre de 1762 y «todo el tiempo que dure la epidemia». En lo referente a la cabecera de Zentla. «… deberá hacerse la cobranza por entero»; en los pueblos de San Juan de la Punta y Santiago Huatusco, que están en tierra caliente, se hará de acuerdo con su respectivo padrón, para el cual «se mande que el Alcalde Mayor, sin pérdida de tiempo, informe el número de tributarios de que se compone» (AGN, 1763 foja 281r).

El matlazahuatl
Los signos más evidentes de la enfermedad son dados por su etimología; Cabrera y Quintero (1981:34, 59 y 68) define el matlazahuatl a partir de los términos matlatl, red y zahuatl, pústula o grano: granos en el redaño o red de granos; destaca también la clara propensión de la población indígena a grasslands biome la enfermedad por su afición por el pulque.
La etiología de esta enfermedad epidémica ha sido ampliamente discutida; Guevara Flores (2011) concluye, a partir de una exhaustiva consulta basada en documentos médicos coloniales de diversos momentos en que hubo brotes de matlazahuatl, que se trató de tifo exantemático. MK2206 Sin embargo, Molina (2001:67) señala que los síntomas muestran también gran similitud con el tifo, la peste y, probablemente, con el tifo murino. El matlazahuatl puede asociarse con dos tipos de tabardillo: el epidémico, que se transmite por pediculosis humana (Rickettsia prowazekii), y el endémico o murino (Rickettsia mooseri), en que pulgas y acáridos hospedados en ratas y ratones infectan al humano (Neri, 2001:135).
No es propósito de este trabajo someter a discusión la identidad patológica de la enfermedad. Asumimos, pues los documentos estudiados así lo expresan, que la enfermedad que asoló a la Nueva España, y en particular a la región de Córdoba en el periodo 1762-1763, fue el matlazahuatl, como ya lo han señalado diversos autores (García Acosta, Pérez Zevallos y Molina del Villar, 2003:286; Florescano, 1969:11; Molina, 2005), datos que coinciden con lo expresado por Sehara (1921:29-30), un historiador local, que afirma que en 1576, 1736-1737 y 1761-1762 hubo epidemia de matlazahuatl en la región que nos ocupa.
Rivera Cambas (1869:70) manifiesta que los contagiados morían a los 8 o 9 días de ser atacados por la «peste devoradora» del matlazahuatl, enfermedad contagiosa en alto grado, cuyos síntomas eran dolor de cabeza, calentura y ardores interiores, acentuada inquietud y flujo de las narices. Sin embargo, Molina (2001:67) expone: «durante los primeros tres días se manifestaban los síntomas, al quinto día el enfermo sanaba o moría». Fundamentándose en diversas fuentes, la misma autora, expone concisamente los síntomas (cuadro 3).

The international market for wearable

The international market for wearable technology for animals is expected to grow from around $1 billion to $2.5 billion in the next decade, increasing more than 2.5 times [1]. The highest percentage of manufacturers of this leukotriene receptor antagonists unique technology is in China, which is providing these products at a very cheap price, followed by the USA.
A significant amount of money is spent every year on agricultural research and animal health management. However, this does not necessarily translate to better productivity or increased health of animals. More often than not, the funding is aimed to provide newer solutions to the problems, rather than bridging the gap between research and industry. Banhazi and Black [30] have suggested that a rigorous procedure be carried out to ensure that agricultural practices are correct and consistent in accordance with the current knowledge and research findings [30]. This ambitious standard can only be accomplished by integrating data measurements and data acquisition systems through novel biosensing technologies.

Biosensors and underlying technologies
The ability to quickly, accurately and reliably detect the presence or absence of biomarkers or specific chemicals can be a matter of life or death of the farmed animals. Monitoring of glucose or proteins or enzymes in the bloodstream, testing for harmful compounds such as metals or antibiotic residues in animals, and early warning of the biological and chemical agents in the livestock animal health sector requires sensitive and reliable sensing devices. While the demand for real-time detection of diseases using the sensors and devices are ever more urgent, the capability of several relevant enabling technologies to build the sensing devices is also unprecedented. Bionanotechnology and microelectronics made it possible to fabricate transistors smaller than 100nm and to integrate several hundreds of them into a functional circuit on a small chip. Rapid progresses in nanofabrication has also offered novel enabling technologies.

Conclusions

Author contributions

Conflicts of interest

Acknowledgments
The authors sincerely thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (400705), the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (051455), and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (030143) for funding this study.

The effect of different lights

The effect of different lights on the quercetin and quercetin glucosides content in onion was studied in dark, using fluorescent, blue, red and UV-A light at 25°C for three days with 8h and 16h exposure. Different lights were treated on onion bulbs with or without outer brown layer and quercetin profiles were measured in the skin and bulb tissues independently. In case of the whole onion, the quercetin profile was analyzed separately with the skin and pulp. The highest quercetin content was observed under blue light conditions whereas the lowest one under fluorescent light. It has been reported that UV light has potential to decontaminate peeled onions and to enhance quercetin content in onions after treatment with lights, a sample HPLC analysis was provided for control sample which was not treated with light effect and one treated sample which was treated with blue light as the highest quercetin glucoside content was observed under blue light conditions (Fig. 1). It has been also observed that in the case of skin peeled onion a white light irradiation results in the highest quercetin content whereas dark condition resulted in the lowest one (Fig. 2). Red, blue, and UV-A light treatment also increased the quercetin concentration, although not as profoundly as that of white light (Fig. 3). Quercetin content in onion can be doubled after harvest using UV light lamps. It was reported by Higashio et al. (2005) that UV light helped in the enhancement of quercetin levels in onion slice to some extent, and also its long term exposure increased the quercetin levels up to 50–70%. According to 69 9 Higashio et al. (2005), the combination of UV light and hydrogen peroxide plays a significant role in the inactivation of human pathogens and spoilage bacteria on the surface and within onion slices. The role of UV-B light for the biosynthesis of quercetin has been studied in many crops. In leaves of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), UV-B has been shown to markedly increase flavonoid accumulation in both of the lower 69 9 and underlying tissue. In the same way, in rape (Brassica napus), UV-B supplementation resulted in a marked, specific increase in the amount of quercetin glucosides by 70–150% and UV-A has a lesser effect, but is still significantly effective in increasing flavonoid accumulation (Mogren et al., 2006). Onion perceives light as stress signal, which induces the biosynthesis of flavonoids through the polyphenol pathway. In the pheylpropanoids pathway, phenylalanine is the precursor and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase act on it to produce the chalcone (Lattanzio et al., 2006). UV lights play a significant role in the biosynthesis of some secondary metabolites such as potato glycoalkaloids (Friedman, 2006). The correlations between onion skin color and total quercetin glucosides (quercetin-4′-glucoside and quercetin-3,4′-diglucoside) were high; however, the correlation between total quercetin glucosides and pulp color was reasonable, thus suggesting that quercetin concentrations might contribute to onion color and also this was correlated using standards of quercetin and quercetin glucosides (Fig. 4). Gokce et al. (2010) correlated onion scale color with total phenolics and total antioxidant capacity. Although significant, the correlations did not rise above r=0.42. The lack of strong correlations may have been due to the use of total phenolics, which, apart from quercetin did take account of isorhamnetin, kaempferol, and other phenolic acids, such as gallic acid, ferulic acid, and protocatechuic acid, found in red onion skin as well as vitamin C and reducing sugars (including fructose and glucose). These compounds may not contribute to skin color changes (George et al., 2005). The exposure to light can cause differences and be effective on the biological variation in onion bulbs. It was stated in a study that ripeness, time of lifting, and exposing to light are factors effective on phenolic levels in onions (Mogren et al., 2007). Increase in quercetin aglycone was observed under white light and UV-light. This increase might be due to glucosidase activity at this temperature. Several reports have proved that low light effect can increase the susceptibility to induce flavonoid accumulation on apple or strawberries (Rodrigues et al., 2010). However, limited number of studies on phenolic contents of vegetables during storage at freezer temperatures is available (Awad and Jager, 2003). From overall results, it is obvious that at different light conditions it gives the best results for flavonoids. However, it was stated in a study that UV response is related to the irradiation dose and tissue sensitivity and overexposure could cause flavonoid depletion (Rodov et al., 2010). In another study, UV-C (200–280nm) radiation was applied to fresh-cut tomatoes as a sanitizing agent that caused an increase (26%) in total phenolic contents of the samples (Slimestad and Verheul, 2009). During storage at air atmosphere under light, it is clear that quercetin 3,4′-diglucoside is converted into quercetin 4′-glucoside and further quercetin 4′-glucoside is broken down into quercetin aglycon, which is the result of enzymatic hydrolysis of glucosides (Rodrigues, et al. 2009). The same trend was observed in a study of Rodrigues, et al. (2009) in which onion bulbs were chopped and kept at room temperature under continuous light exposition. The levels of both quercetin 3,4′-diglucoside and quercetin 4′-glucoside might be reduced with all studied light effects with increase in quercetin content. No information about effect of different atmospheric conditions on onion flavonoids, which are kept under light, could be found in the literature.

Inexperience was identified as a risk factor

Inexperience was identified as a risk factor for WMSD development. The survivor effect [59,60] has been well described in some studies, and affords an alternative explanation to the relationship between inexperience and WMSD risk. WMSD risk factors identified by participants were predominately physical in nature. This may be due to survey design and the fact that questions relating to psychosocial factors were not routinely included in the questionnaires used. The work environment was not well described in the studies examined here. This is a substantial gap in the literature given the important relationship between work environment and development of WMSDs [61].
The heterogeneity of the studies included in this tachykinin receptor review makes establishing a core set of common risk factors for WMSDs challenging. The majority of studies included in this systematic review were observational, retrospective, cross-sectional studies. Limitations of a cross-sectional design are well described elsewhere [62], and include issues of temporality and bias (response, recall, and selection). An inclusive search strategy revealed a limited scope of literature concerning WMSDs in the AHPs (Table 1). As defined by Allied Health Professions Australia [9], all 16 titles were included in the search terms, yet only five groups were represented in the literature: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sonography, podiatry, and medical imaging. Significant differences in the outcome measures used, including the survey tools, definitions of WMSDs, and time frames used from injury onset, make comparisons across the literature difficult. Future studies should aim to adopt greater consistency in the survey tools employed and in the definitions of WMSDs, to ensure meaningful comparisons within and across professional groups.

Conclusion

Conflicts of interest

Introduction
Recent years have seen increasing interest in men\’s health, including mental health and wellbeing. There is growing recognition of the prevalence and implications of depression among men [1–3]. Although women have higher overall rates of depression [4], it is frequently unrecognized, undiagnosed, and untreated among men [5]. Given the significant costs associated with mental illness [6,7], poor mental health among men represents a large and preventable impost upon society.
Depression and bipolar disorders are among the main causes of disease and disability [8]. It is anticipated that by 2030 depressive disorders will become the number one cause of ill health and premature death world-wide, accounting for 6.2% of all disability-adjusted life years lost [7]. The prevalence of mental disorders comes at a substantial financial cost. It has been estimated that the annual economic cost of mental illness is at least £105 billion in England [9], $317 billion in the US [10], $51 billion in Canada [11], and $20 billion in Australia [12]. Depression and anxiety are also the most prevalent mental disorders in the working population [13] and a substantial proportion of costs associated with mental illness is due to lost workplace productivity. For example, annual lost productivity costs due to mental disorders are estimated at £30 billion in England [9], $51 billion in the US [14], $6.3 billion in Canada [15], and $5.9 billion in Australia [6]. Much of these lost productivity costs are directly associated with workforce absenteeism and presenteeism [16–18].
Traditional masculine norms and the stigma associated with mental illness can promote a culture whereby men are reluctant to acknowledge or seek help for mental health problems [7,19–22]. Although there is a higher prevalence of depression amongst women in the general population, men have lower levels of mental health literacy than women [23] and are less likely to visit their doctor [21,22], use mental health services [24], and discuss mental health issues [25]. Correspondingly, adverse consequences associated with poor mental health can be more severe among men, such as suicide [26].

Many research work regarding palmprint

Many research work regarding palmprint recognition has been recently conducted. CASIA researchers develop fast palmprint recognition system working on PDA and common PCs using CMOS web cameras for capturing palmprint images [12]. Describing palmprint images by constructing rank correlation statistics of appearance patterns within local image areas is explained [13]. A robust image coordinate system to facilitate image alignment for feature extraction, and a 2-D Gabor phase encoding scheme for palmprint image and representation is proposed [14]. An experimental study about verification rate of the palmprint authentication system using Zernike, pseudo Zernike, and Legendre orthogonal moments as feature descriptors has been discussed [15]. Linear projection techniques, namely Principle Component Analysis (PCA) and Independent Component Analysis (ICA) are used to extract the palmprint texture features [16]. An algorithm for fully integrated palmprint and fingerprint multi-biometric system for identification and verification of criminal subjects as well as in security access applications is reported [17]. A new algorithm of crease extraction by using non-separable wavelet filter banks with linear phase is reported [18]. Sequential modified Haar transform is applied to the resized palmprint image to obtain modified haar hesperetin (MHE) feature, which is compared with the feature vectors stored in the database using Euclidean Distance [19]. A multimodal biometric identification system is achieved by extracting eigenfinger and eigenpalm features and identification is done based on the (k,l)-NN classifier and thresholding [20]. Many other research work leading to commercial palmprint recognition systems has been recently conducted as well; some of them are reported [21–23].

Extraction of palmprint image features by Mel-frequency cepstral coefficient
Feature extraction can be defined as the process of reducing the amount of data present in a given image sample while retaining image discriminative information. The concept of feature extraction contributes to the goal of identifying palmprint image based on producing sufficient information for good palmprint discrimination, capturing this information in a form and size which allows efficient modeling. Several features extraction techniques are used in signal recognition system such linear prediction coefficients (LPC), linear predictive cepstral coefficients (LPCC), perceptual linear predictive analysis (PLP), and Mel-Frequency Spectrum Coefficients (MFCC) which is currently the most popular and it is discussed in this paper. Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) are coefficients that have been used to represent signal distribution. MFCCs are commonly used as features in speech recognition systems. MFCC features are derived through cepstral analysis and are warped according to the Mel-scale which emphasizes low frequency components over the higher frequency components. The steps from image to coefficients by MFCC (Fig. 3):
Calculation of MFCC features proceeds similarly to the Cepstral transformation process: the input converted image is firstly framed and windowed. The Fourier Transform is then taken and the magnitude of the resulting spectrum is warped by the Mel-scale. The log of this spectrum is then taken and a Discrete Cosine Transform is applied [24]. The Mel is a unit of measure of perceived pitch or frequency of a tune. The Mel-scale is therefore a mapping between the real frequency scale (Hz) and the perceived frequency scale (Mels). The name Mel comes from the word melody to indicate that the scale is based on pitch comparisons. The Mapping is virtually linear below 1KHz and logarithmic above. A popular formula to convert f hertz into m Mel is given in Eq. (1):
For feature extraction to take place, the signal must first be broken up into small sections of N samples each (called frames). In this step the continuous signal is blocked into frames of N samples where the number of samples per frame N will depend on the sampling rate of the data. To avoid a loss of information, frame overlap is used, adjacent frames being separated by M, where M

A pesar de la innegable unidad cultural que caracteriza

A pesar de la innegable unidad cultural que caracteriza ciertos aspectos del área maya, como la familia lingüística o los rasgos generales de la iconografía, los estilos arquitectónicos interinfluenciados o el patrón de asentamiento, se encuentran notables diferencias geofísicas, geográficas y culturales entre las tres subáreas geográfico-culturales, en las que se divide el área maya (Sharer 1994). El objetivo de la comparación es evidenciar semejanzas y contrastes que unen, por un lado, la región maya entre las Tierras Bajas del Centro (Petén), las Tierras Altas (Altiplano) y las Tierras Bajas del Norte, en relación con el uso alimenticio de la fauna y, por el otro, la subdividen (figura 1).
Las reminiscencias arqueológicas de fauna discutidas en esta sección proceden, en su mayoría, de ocupaciones de los periodos Preclásico y Clásico (aprox. 800 aC-1050 dC), aunque también se dispone de algunos datos del Posclásico (aprox. 1050-1500 dC). Se presentan datos de excavaciones de estructuras habitacionales, así como de basureros de diferentes ubicaciones y asociaciones a estructuras arquitectónicas. La mayoría del material arqueofaunístico al cual haremos referencia en esta publicación estuvo asociado con actividades de la llamada élite maya precolombina (véase Chase y Chase 1992 para una definición), ya que muchas intervenciones arqueológicas se centran en las grandes y llamativas estructuras pétreas. No han sido muy frecuentes hasta la fecha excavaciones en estructuras de otros estratos sociales que no formaban parte de la élite, y por lo tanto han revelado poco material arqueofaunístico, por lo que existe un menor conocimiento respecto al uso que dichos grupos de la sociedad maya prehispánica hacían de animales (véase Emery 2003). Desde luego, una discusión sobre la alimentación de los mayas precolombinos con fluorescent probes en los restos de animales hallados en sitios arqueológicos depende no solamente de la asociación contextual de las reminiscencias (o sea, de factores culturales), sino también de factores tafonómicos de índole natural, que posibilitaron o no, la preservación del material esquelético. Emery (2004) discute la importancia de los factores de preservación de animales de distintas condiciones esqueléticas (animales pequeños, de huesos frágiles, en comparación con animales grandes o de huesos robustos) respecto al análisis de los modos de alimentación entre los mayas y, recientemente, se están efectuando diversos experimentos tafonómicos en la parte norte de la península de Yucatán (véase Götz en prensa).
La península de Yucatán (véase figura 1) está formada por roca caliza sin elevaciones considerables, que se extiende de las cordilleras (Tierras Altas) y del istmo de Tehuantepec en dirección noreste por unos 600 kilómetros, dividiendo así el Golfo de México y el mar del Caribe. Mientras que la superficie de la porción norte se formó entre el Mioceno-Plioceno (23-1.8 millones de años ap) y se niveló durante el Cuaternario (: 22), prevalecen en la parte sureña levantamientos tectónicos del Mioceno de geosuelos formados durante el Eoceno (55-34 millones de años ap), presentándose una mayor carsticidad en esta región (ibid.). Las porciones norteñas y sureñas del área maya difieren en cuanto a un gradual aumento de precipitación de noroeste al sureste (: 39), provocando, en combinación con el suelo y la temperatura, una flora de selvas altas perennifolias en la porción sureña, selva mediana subperennifolia y subcaducifolia en el centro y selva baja caducifolia en el noroeste (: 55). Adyacente a la base de la península se encuentran las Tierras Altas, un área formada desde el Paleozoico de mucha diversidad ambiental, volcanes activos y suelos fértiles, que abarca las zonas climáticas de tierra templada y fría, a partir de los 800m y hasta más de 3000m de elevación (Sharer 1994: 26-32).
La fauna de la unidad biogeográfica del área maya es neotropical (es decir, de origen sudamericano), aunque intervienen considerables componentes neárticos (de origen norteamericano) (Arita y Vázquez-Domínguez 2003: 71; Emery 2001c). Entre las tres subáreas mayas se evidencia el llamado “efecto península” (según Simpson 1964), presentándose una reducción en la diversidad de las especies de animales desde la base de la península, y con esto desde las Tierras Bajas centrales (Petén) hasta las Tierras Bajas del norte.

Lo cierto es que las oportunidades para las

Lo cierto es que las oportunidades para las presentaciones de ese tipo son cada vez más numerosas, y más si las comparamos con las pequeñas posibilidades que existían hace diez años. Hoy los grandes congresos continentales o nacionales de cada disciplina suelen incluir un grupo de trabajo sobre estudios del deporte —es el caso de la sociología en la alas (Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología), la antropología en la ala (Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología) y la ram (Reunión de Antropología del Mercosur). Pero además, están las reuniones específicas, como es el caso de las realizadas por alesde. Las revistas académicas suelen organizar números monográficos o dossiers: lo han hecho Horizontes Antropológicos, Estudos de Sociologia, Intersecciones en Antropología, entre otras (incluso la española Revista Internacional de Sociología, tradicionalmente renuente dopamine receptor antagonist estas perspectivas). No puede decirse, entonces, que la nueva producción no encuentre un cauce para su despliegue.

Marcas sobre el campo
La fuerte influencia de Da Matta y Archetti sobre la primera producción llevó a un privilegio importante de la pregunta por las identidades, tanto locales como regionales o nacionales e incluso microterritoriales. Aunque, como señalamos, eso ha dejado de ser una afirmación teórica para transformarse en un punto de partida, la investigación más reciente ha tendido a la construcción de nuevos análisis empíricos; lo anterior es notorio en la producción mexicana y colombiana, que despliega los antecedentes brasileños y argentinos en análisis locales, tanto en trabajos sobre las ciudades y las regiones —Medellín o Bogotá, en el caso colombiano; la oposición México-Guadalajara, en el caso mexicano, por citar solo dos ejemplos— como sobre la relación entre deporte, identidades y narrativas nacionales (Martínez 2010; Quitián 2012). Estos tópicos permanecen en la investigación brasileña y argentina, aunque ya no como eje central de los estudios, y son retomados, a la vez, como clave en la interpretación de los fenómenos de violencia.
El trabajo ya citado de Moreira (2010, 2012) y Garriga Zucal (2007, 2010), en el caso argentino, ejemplifican claramente dichos desplazamientos. Moreira analiza las relaciones entre futbol, identidades territoriales —el vecindario, la pequeña ciudad— y política local, todo ello en intersección con las aficiones, especialmente las llamadas barras bravas, los núcleos más activos —y violentos— de éstas. Garriga Zucal desarrolla una prolongada etnografía de una hinchada de un club de Buenos Aires (Huracán) que le permite analizar cómo las prácticas de sus miembros, incluidas las violentas, constituyen capitales útiles en la construcción de redes sociales de intercambio entre seguidores, comunidad territorial y dirigentes deportivos y políticos. En ambos casos, la pregunta se desplaza a eyespot los modos en que esas identidades microterritoriales se traman con un relato más amplio y especialmente moral: la llamada ética del aguante (), una moralidad cerradamente masculina en la que la violencia, de modo similar a lo planteado por Armstrong para los hooligans (1998), pierde su connotación negativa y adquiere legitimidad entre los fanáticos y entre sus comunidades más amplias. Los hallazgos de Alabarces, Garriga Zucal y Moreira han tenido influencia en el resto de América Latina, aun cuando etnografías similares en Colombia y México no han hallado una moralidad explícita tan extendida (Magazine 2007; Quitián 2012).
Los fenómenos de violencia, importantes en el futbol latinoamericano, son, entonces, el segundo foco dominante en la investigación. Sin embargo, no se ha producido aún una gran masa de producción fuera de Brasil y Argentina, posiblemente porque los gobiernos no han privilegiado el tema en sus agendas de financiamiento. Recientemente, el gobierno brasileño ha organizado un simposio latinoamericano invitando a académicos de distintos países, lo que puede ser tanto un punto de partida como, simplemente, un gesto pour la galerie.

Our study has some limitations We

Our study has some limitations. We did not evaluate women’s hormonal status and the partner\’s sexual health. The studied population had a low income and/or low educational level, and these characteristics have been described as important risk factors for sexual dysfunction. Despite these limitations, our study clearly showed that UI had an isolated major role in the development of sexual dysfunction in women.

Conclusion

Statement of authorship

Introduction
Recent studies have described severe adverse effects in young men who used oral finasteride against androgenic alopecia (AGA) that persisted several months or years after finasteride discontinuation (a condition called post-finasteride syndrome [PFS]). A meta-analysis of clinical trials of finasteride on subjects with AGA showed that the toxicity information was very limited, of poor quality, and likely to be systematically biased.
Finasteride inhibits 5α-reductase, the enzyme responsible for the reduction of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Finasteride against AGA (male pattern hair loss) is used at lower dosage (1 mg/d) than against benign prostatic hyperplasia (5 mg/d). Finasteride inhibits 5α-reductase type 2 and 3 calpain inhibitor much more strongly than the type 1 enzyme; therefore, finasteride can affect several different human tissues, such as the prostate, muscle, liver, kidney, brain, mammary gland, frontal cortex, skin, epidermis, pancreas, spleen, heart, testicle, stomach, dermis, small intestine, and adipose tissues.
Finasteride use has several adverse effects, including erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and smaller ejaculatory volume. A meta-analysis on the effects of 5α-reductase inhibitors found a significant pooled relative risk for sexual dysfunction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (2.56, 95% CI = 1.48–4.42) but no significant increased risk in men with AGA (1.21, 95% CI = 0.85–1.72).
Recently, a clinical study described the main symptoms of subjects with PFS, including loss of penis sensitivity, decreased ejaculatory force, low penile temperature, smaller ejaculatory volume, anhedonia, lack of mental concentration, and loss of muscle tone or mass. In particular, an immunohistochemical study found increased levels of the androgen receptor (AR) in epithelial and stromal cells from the foreskin of eight men with PFS compared with healthy men.
The expression level and amino acid protein sequence of AR can be affected by polymorphisms in its gene (AR). The most frequently studied polymorphisms of AR are two repeated nucleotide sequences: the (CAG)nCAA repeat nucleotide sequence, denoted as (CAG)n, encoding a polyglutamine stretch, and the polymorphic repeat (CGT)3GGG(GGT)2(GGC)n, denoted as (GGN)n, encoding a poly-glycine stretch. The two polymorphisms are included in the N-terminal of the AR protein and compose the transactivation domain of the nuclear receptor.
The (CAG)n repeat length usually spans 9 to 36 repeat units, although the number varies among ethnic groups. Long (CAG)n repeats have been associated with decreased AR transactivation activity and weaker transcriptional potential than short repeats. CAG expanded repeats of at least 40 have been found in Kennedy disease, a neurodegenerative syndrome also characterized by androgen insensitivity. Long (CAG)n repeats have been associated with male infertility, although studies have been inconsistent. In contrast, a meta-analysis suggested that a shorter (CAG)n repeat polymorphism in Caucasians and Asians might increase the risk of prostate cancer compared with the longer (CAG)n repeat.
The trinucleotide (GGN)n has been less investigated than the (CAG)n repeat polymorphism with respect to male androgenicity and infertility. Moreover, studies have not been very consistent. In an in vitro study, (GGN)23 showed higher transcription than shorter or longer repeats. A meta-analysis found a correlation of long (GGN)≥23 with testicular cancer.

The general evaluations given below are

The general evaluations given below are approached by considering both mode shape and natural frequencies in Figure 3 together in order to understand the modal behaviors of the investigated systems more easily. When the natural vibration behavior of voxel based models that have different resolutions are compared with each other, the frequency values of mode structures that are accepted as the same mode increase according to resolution increment. It is impossible to state this situation as a rule. Although there are many modes corresponding to this rule in the investigated mode range, there are also a few which are not in accordance with the rule.
Mode shape, frequency, and order of models are affected by image resolutions directly. The mode shape appearing in one model could occur in a different queue in another mode, or not even appear at all. On the other hand, voxel based finite elements models that have 144 μm side lengths and are obtained from images having the lowest resolution, have such different modal behavior that cannot be compared with mode shapes obtained from the models having 36 and 72 μm side length. The most significant reason for this situation is the fact that realistic modeling can be made by current resolutions each material having its own. Resolution values about 60 μm are generally accepted as the limit for trabecular bone tissue in vertebrae without losing any detail  [12]. For this reason, while the mode shapes of voxel based FE models having 36 μm and 72 μm side lengths can be compared with each other, the range of modes, according to the model with 144 μm side length is numerically quite different from the others. This situation shows the importance of evaluating mode shape and numerical value together. The frequency range at which modes appear in the same numbers becomes narrow, according to the resolution increment for voxel based FE models.
Models which have the same surface and volumetric properties but different Deazaneplanocin sizes differ from mode structures at the same time, and this difference changes the mode orders as well as gives rise to different constituted modes from another. If it is necessary to give an example of this situation, it can be stated that even though modes in Figure 3(h) and (i) are the same, they have different mode numbers because the appearance of a mode in the model does not show up in another.

Conclusions

Introduction
In 1948, NACA researchers demonstrated that a wind tunnel with partially open test section walls could be used not only for extending the choking Mach number of a subsonic tunnel but also for testing at and above a Mach number of unity. In a later study at Cornell University, a wall with discrete openings instead of longitudinal slots was used for the same purposes. The satisfactory cancellation of two-dimensional shock waves was demonstrated at UAC in 1951 using a wall with discrete openings drilled normal to the test section walls. In these studies, optimum results were obtained with walls in which the ratio of open to total area was 22%. Later studies at both the Ohio State University and the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) demonstrated the effectiveness of porosit in cancelling the bow shock reflection from a three-dimensional model as well. These studies were used as a basis for the design, and for the initial sets of walls for the 16-Foot Transonic Circuit of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel (PWT) at the AEDC. Similar studied were conducted to improve the expansion wave cancellations in the 1-Foot Transonic Tunnel at the AEDC in 1954. The tunnel was equipped with perforated walls of 22% porosity. These studies led to the development of a wall of 6% porosity in which the perforations were slanted 60° from the norm. Significant improvements were achieved in the reduction of expansion wave reflections from the test section walls while good compression wave cancellation properties were retained, particularly at Mach numbers near 1.2. Similar work was continued in the Mach number ranges from 0.95 to 1.15 and above 1.20 to determine the porosity requirements for walls with slanted holes for Mach numbers different from 1.20  [1–10].

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Acknowledgements
The research is financially supported by National “Key New Drug Creation” science and technology major projects (Grant No: 2009ZX09103-324) and Henan Science and Technology Innovation Team (TCJ2014-391).

Introduction
For the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) involving ALI (Ranieri et al., 2012), the lung insult is one of the major causes. Changes in vascular functions participate in ALI occurrence and progression. The previous studies have demonstrated that the vascular bed of distal vessels was damaged during ALI (Matute-Bello et al., 2011). In addition, alveolar capillaries were injured, resulting in increased endothelial permeability (Matthay et al., 2003; Vadasz and Sznajder, 2011). Currently, therapeutic regimens have no effect for reversing endothelial cell dysfunction (Levitt and Matthay, 2012).
Met is an anti-hyperglycemic agent and it shows good oral bioavailability (50±60%) and a favorable safety profile (Wilcock and Bailey, 1994; Rizos and Elisaf, 2013). Notably, this drug also has anti-proliferative properties on cancer cells, in both non-diabetic and diabetic patients (Hosono et al., 2010). Met effects include inhibition of ATP production, activation of AMPK, and consequent inhibition of TORC1 (Pernicova and Korbonits, 2014; Shaw, 2009). Recent researches showed that AMPK activation reduces the inflammatory response of various cells, regulates cardiovascular complications related to ischemia or diabetes, and reduces the proinflammatory effects of neutrophils and macrophages activation (Steinberg and Kemp, 2009).

Experimental animals and methodology

Results

Discussion
There were significant capillary congestion and interstitial edema in LPS control rats. After administration of Met, the LPS-caused damages to buy paricalcitol and respiratory bronchioles were repaired to some extent. Furthermore, because of the characteristics of ALI, pulmonary edema is a prognostic indicator of ALI/ARDS (Wilkins and Seahorn 2004). In this research, compared with the LPS group, the Met groups demonstrated a significantly alleviated interstitial edema.
One of the typical characteristic of LPS-induced ALI is infiltration of inflammatory cells into lung tissues (Matthay and Zemans 2011; Lucas et al., 2009). As an enzyme stayed in the primary granules of neutrophils, neutrophil infiltration can be indicated by MPO activity (Reumaux et al., 2003). In this research, the activity of MPO was significantly increased after the injection of LPS, and experienced a sharp reduction by Met administration, suggesting that Met inhibited neutrophil infiltration into lung tissues caused by LPS. In addition, protein extravasation is believed to indicate vascular leakage. Therefore, total protein level in BALF was measured. It was much lower in the Met-treatment groups than that of control group.
It is known that a very unresponsive early proinflammatory response occurs in the ALI and cause death (Zarember and Godowski 2002). TNF-alpha and IL-6 is crucial for ALI occurrence and progression. NF-κB was activated by TLR-4 after administration of LPS increased to increase TNF-alpha and IL-6 production, which activate NF-κB in return to form a vicious cycle. This vicious cycle can broaden the original immune responses. In this study, the early treatment with Met significantly reduced NF-κB, thereby terminating the vicious cycle and limiting the immune responses.
AMPK is extensively studied and it is crucial in regulating metabolism (Hardie et al., 2012). However, the knowledge regarding the function of AMPK in the lungs is relatively limited. The molecular mechanism of metformin makes the subject debate. However, administration of metformin leads to activation of AMPK. The results of this research showed that Met administration sharply rised the expression AMPK in the lung tissues, indicating that Met may promote AMPK signaling pathway in LPS-induced ALI.