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Ponta Grossa State University

EducationPonta Grossa, Brazil
About: Ponta Grossa State University is a education organization based out in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Population & Starch. The organization has 4024 authors who have published 6410 publications receiving 73684 citations.
Topics: Population, Starch, Bond strength, Dentin, Soil water


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TL;DR: Hayden White as mentioned in this paper put together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the "object" of study of human sciences.
Abstract: Although the chapters that appear in this book have been previously published separately in different places at different times, they have been revised by the author for their publication as a book and are all related to the problem of historical representation. By putting together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur, Hayden White hasmanaged to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the “object” of study of the human sciences. Although the authors mentioned deal with this subject in different ways, White finds in them common characteristics which confirm the point made by him that historical narratives are, from a semiological perspective, concerned with the production of meanings.

811 citations

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TL;DR: NADPH oxidase associated ROS may be a useful target for intervention strategies based on reversing the negative impact of glucolipotoxicity in diabetes and may alter parameters of signal transduction, insulin secretion, insulin action and cell proliferation or cell death.
Abstract: It is now widely accepted, given the current weight of experimental evidence, that reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to cell and tissue dysfunction and damage caused by glucolipotoxicity in diabetes. The source of ROS in the insulin secreting pancreatic β-cells and in the cells which are targets for insulin action has been considered to be the mitochondrial electron transport chain. While this source is undoubtably important, we provide additional information and evidence for NADPH oxidase-dependent generation of ROS both in pancreatic β-cells and in insulin sensitive cells. While mitochondrial ROS generation may be important for regulation of mitochondrial uncoupling protein (UCP) activity and thus disruption of cellular energy metabolism, the NADPH oxidase associated ROS may alter parameters of signal transduction, insulin secretion, insulin action and cell proliferation or cell death. Thus NADPH oxidase may be a useful target for intervention strategies based on reversing the negative impact of glucolipotoxicity in diabetes.

607 citations

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TL;DR: Principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) are criticized as their indiscriminate use to assess the association between bioactive compounds and in vitro functional properties is criticized.
Abstract: Background The development of statistical software has enabled food scientists to perform a wide variety of mathematical/statistical analyses and solve problems. Therefore, not only sophisticated analytical methods but also the application of multivariate statistical methods have increased considerably. Herein, principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) are the most widely used tools to explore similarities and hidden patterns among samples where relationship on data and grouping are until unclear. Usually, larger chemical data sets, bioactive compounds and functional properties are the target of these methodologies. Scope and approach In this article, we criticize these methods when correlation analysis should be calculated and results analyzed. Key findings and conclusions The use of PCA and HCA in food chemistry studies has increased because the results are easy to interpret and discuss. However, their indiscriminate use to assess the association between bioactive compounds and in vitro functional properties is criticized as they provide a qualitative view of the data. When appropriate, one should bear in mind that the correlation between the content of chemical compounds and bioactivity could be duly discussed using correlation coefficients.

535 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of crystalline phase, uniaxial drawing and temperature on the real (e′) and imaginary (e″) parts of the relative complex permittivity of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) was studied in the frequency range between 102 and 106 Hz.
Abstract: The effect of crystalline phase, uniaxial drawing and temperature on the real (e′) and imaginary (e″) parts of the relative complex permittivity of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) was studied in the frequency range between 102 and 106 Hz. Samples containing predominantly α and β phases, or a mixture of these, were obtained by crystallization from a DMF solution at different temperatures. α phase samples were also obtained from melt crystallization and from commercial films supplied by Bemberg Folien. Different molecular orientations were obtained by uniaxial drawing of α and β phase samples. The results showed that the crystalline phase exerts strong influence on the values of e′ and e″, indicating that the αa relaxation process, associated with the glass transition of PVDF, is not exclsively related to the amorphous region of the polymer. An interphase region, which maintains the conformational characteristics of the crystalline regions, should influence the process decisively. The molecular orientation increased the values of e′ for both PVDF phases and modified its dependence with temperature over the whole frequency range studied. The influence of the crystallization and molecular orientation conditions on the dc electric conductivity (σdc) were also verified. The value of σdc was slightly higher for samples crystallized from solution at the lowest temperature and decreased with draw ratio.

465 citations

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TL;DR: It is found that drought resulted in the accumulation of proline, and the tolerance to water deficit observed in transgenic plants was mainly due to protection mechanisms against oxidative stress and not caused by osmotic adjustment.

458 citations


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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
20237
202263
2021563
2020557
2019534
2018554