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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719005/quantitative-structure-reactivity-relationships-of-hydroxyl-radical-rate-constants-for-linear-and-cyclic-volatile-methylsiloxanes
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Jaeshin Kim, Shihe Xu
The accurate understanding of the fate of volatile methylsiloxanes (VMS) in air is crucial in determining persistence and concentrations in the environment. Although oxidation by atmospheric hydroxyl radicals (oOH) is considered as a major degradation mechanism for airborne VMS, the existing bimolecular rate constants with •OH measured and modeled for any given VMS compound varied greatly, depending on the approaches used to generate the data. The objectives of this study were to measure •OH reaction rate constants for four cyclic and four linear VMS based on a relative rate method using a newly designed atmospheric chamber and to establish structure-reactivity relationships for the kinetics...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715773/developmental-toxicity-of-fe3o4-nanoparticles-on-cysts-and-three-larval-stages-of-artemia-salina
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Song Zhu, Ming-Yang Xue, Fei Luo, Wei-Chao Chen, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Using Artemia salina cysts (capsulated and decapsulated) and larvae (instar I, II and III) as experimental models, the potential effects of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) on marine ecosystems were investigated. Hatchability, mortality and a number of ethological, morphological and biochemical parameters were selected as end-points to define the toxic responses. Data showed that the hatching rates of capsulated and decapsulated cysts were significantly decreased (p < 0.01) following exposure to 600 mg/L for 24 and 36 h...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715704/oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-attachment-and-ptsd-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
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Lauren M Sippel, Shizhong Han, Laura E Watkins, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Steven M Southwick, John H Krystal, Miranda Olff, Richard Sherva, Lindsay A Farrer, Henry R Kranzler, Joel Gelernter, Robert H Pietrzak
The human oxytocin system is implicated in social behavior and stress recovery. Polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) may interact with attachment style to predict stress-related psychopathology like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The objective of this study was to examine independent and interactive effects of the OXTR single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs53576, which has been associated with stress reactivity, support-seeking, and PTSD in prior studies, and attachment style on risk for PTSD in a nationally representative sample of 2163 European-American (EA) U...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712489/plant-made-virus-like-particles-bearing-influenza-hemagglutinin-ha-recapitulate-early-interactions-of-native-influenza-virions-with-human-monocytes-macrophages
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Alexander I Makarkov, Sabrina Chierzi, Stéphane Pillet, Keith K Murai, Nathalie Landry, Brian J Ward
INTRODUCTION: Plant-made virus-like particles (VLP) bearing influenza virus hemagglutinins (HA) are novel vaccine candidates that induce cross-reactive humoral and poly-functional T cell responses. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie this broad immunogenicity we studied early interactions of VLPs bearing either H1 (A/California/07/2009 (H1N1)) or H5 (A/Indonesia/05/2005 (H5N1)) with a human monocytoid cell line (U-937 cells) and human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) as model antigen-presenting cells (APC)...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712302/overcoming-the-hydrolytic-lability-of-a-reaction-intermediate-in-production-of-protein-drug-conjugates-conjugation-of-an-acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonate-to-a-model-carrier-protein
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Shengsheng Xu, Igor A Kaltashov
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remains one of the most serious public health challenges and a significant cause of mortality for certain populations. Despite the large number of antiretrovirals developed in the past two decades, the inability of small molecule therapeutics to target HIV reservoirs directly creates a significant obstacle to their effective utilization. Indeed, achieving the desired therapeutic outcome in the absence of an effective means of targeted delivery must rely on dosage escalation, which frequently causes severe toxicity...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711566/developmental-toxicity-of-oxidized-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-artemia-salina-cysts-and-larvae-uptake-accumulation-excretion-and-toxic-responses
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Song Zhu, Fei Luo, Xiao Tu, Wei-Chao Chen, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Using Artemia salina (A. salina) cysts (capsulated and decapsulated) and larvae [instar I (0-24 h), II (24-48 h) and III (48-72 h)] as experimental models, developmental toxicity of oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (O-MWCNTs) was evaluated. Results revealed that hatchability of capsulated and decapsulated cysts was significantly decreased (p < 0.01) following exposure to 600 mg/L for 36 h. Mortality rates were 33.8, 55.7 and 40.7% for instar I, II and III larvae in 600 mg/L. The EC50 values for swimming inhibition of instar I, II and III were 535, 385 and 472 mg/L, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711023/gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-plasma-oxidative-stress-markers-and-tgm-2-levels-in-chronic-periodontitis
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Sema Becerik, Veli Özgen Öztürk, Peter Celec, Natalia Kamodyova, Gül Atilla, Gülnur Emingil
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and plasma transglutaminase-2 (TGM-2), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidant status (TOS), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in patients with chronic periodontal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with chronic periodontitis (CP), 20 patients with gingivitis and 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study...
June 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708189/structural-and-reactivity-insights-into-covalently-linked-cu-i-complex-anderson-polyoxometalates
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S Schönweiz, D Sorsche, B Schwarz, S Rau, C Streb
The synthesis, crystallographic analysis and full characterization of the Cu(i) complex-functionalized Anderson polyoxomolybdate anions ((n)Bu4N)[MMo6O18((OCH2)3CNCH(C47H37N2P2OCu)2)] (M = Mn(3+), Fe(3+), Co(3+)) is reported. For the first time, direct crystallographic evidence for the covalent attachment of a photoactive metal complex to an organo-functionalized polyoxometalate is obtained. Initial electrochemical and photochemical studies report fundamental properties and solution stability of the compounds...
July 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705760/synthetic-analogues-of-cyanobacterial-alkaloid-cylindrospermopsin-and-their-toxicological-activity
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Christopher Cartmell, Daniel M Evans, Jessica M L Elwood, Hisham S Fituri, Patrick J Murphy, Thomas Caspari, Barbara Poniedziałek, Piotr Rzymski
Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) is a naturally occurring alkaloid produced by a variety of cyanobacteria and known to induce oxidative stress-mediated toxicity in eukaryotic cells. Despite extensive research on the mechanism of CYN toxicity, an understanding of the structural features responsible for this toxicity and the mechanism by which it can enter the cell are still not clear. It was established that the presence of both the uracil and guanidine groups is essential in biological activity of CYN whilst not much is known in this regard on the role of tether that separates them and the attached hydroxyl group...
July 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705754/progression-of-lyme-disease-to-bell-s-palsy-despite-treatment-with-doxycycline
#10
Luis A Marcos, Zengmin Yan
A 54 year-old healthy woman presented to the emergency department with a right sided facial paralysis. About 3 weeks ago, she woke up and noticed an attached engorged tick in her right lower extremity. A week later, she noticed a mild to moderate right jaw pain which progressed to a severe right facial pain so she visited her doctor. On physical, II to XII cranial nerve examination was unremarkable. Doppler ultrasound did not show any vascular abnormalities in temporal artery. Her inflammatory markers were within normal limits (C-reactive protein:0...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698817/the-fabrication-of-biomimetic-biphasic-can-pac-hydrogel-with-a-seamless-interfacial-layer-applied-in-osteochondral-defect-repair
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Jinfeng Liao, Taoran Tian, Sirong Shi, Xueping Xie, Quanquan Ma, Guo Li, Yunfeng Lin
Cartilage tissue engineering based on biomimetic scaffolds has become a rapidly developing strategy for repairing cartilage defects. In this study, a biphasic CAN-PAC hydrogel for osteochondral defect (OCD) regeneration was fabricated based on the density difference between the two layers via a thermally reactive, rapid cross-linking method. The upper hydrogel was cross-linked by CSMA and NIPAm, and the lower hydrogel was composed of PECDA, AAm and PEGDA. The interface between the two layers was first grafted by the physical cross-linking of calcium gluconate and alginate, followed by the chemical cross-linking of the carbon-carbon double bonds in the other components...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695572/isomer-selectivity-in-low-energy-electron-attachment-to-nitroimidazoles
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Anita Ribar, Katharina Fink, Michael Probst, Stefan E Huber, Linda Feketeová, Stephan Denifl
Low-energy electrons effectively decompose the isomers 2-nitroimidazole and 4(5)-nitroimidazole by dissociative electron attachment (DEA) into a variety of fragment anions and radicals. We show in the present study that a distinct selectivity in the DEA reactions for the two isomers occurs. Several new decay channels are observed for 2-nitroimidazole including a dominant one leading to the loss of molecular H2O via the attachment of a low-energy electron. In contrast, the loss of a single hydrogen atom is a much more efficient reaction in DEA to 4(5)-nitroimidazole...
July 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691843/associations-of-borderline-personality-disorder-traits-with-stressful-events-and-emotional-reactivity-in-women-with-bulimia-nervosa
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Carolyn M Pearson, Jason M Lavender, Li Cao, Stephen A Wonderlich, Ross D Crosby, Scott G Engel, James E Mitchell, Carol B Peterson, Scott J Crow
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits are common among those with bulimia nervosa (BN). However, how these traits impact the state experience of precipitants of BN behavior, such as stressful events and emotional reactivity, has not been determined. Thus, the purpose of this naturalistic study was to examine this trait-state association in BN. Women with DSM-IV BN (N = 133) completed a baseline measure of personality pathology traits, and subsequently recorded their affective state and the frequency and perception of 3 types of stressful events (interpersonal, work/environment, and daily hassles) several times per day for 2 weeks using ecological momentary assessment (EMA)...
July 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691071/nanoengineered-ultralight-and-robust-all-metal-cathode-for-high-capacity-stable-lithium-oxygen-batteries
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Ji-Jing Xu, Zhi-Wen Chang, Yan-Bin Yin, Xin-Bo Zhang
The successful development of Li-O2 battery technology depends on resolving the issue of cathode corrosion by the discharge product (Li2O2) and/or by the intermediates (LiO2) generated during cell cycling. As an important step toward this goal, we report for the first time the nanoporous Ni with a nanoengineered AuNi alloy surface directly attached to Ni foam as a new all-metal cathode system. Compared with other noncarbonaceous cathodes, the Li-O2 cell with an all-metal cathode is capable of operation with ultrahigh specific capacity (22,551 mAh g(-1) at a current density of 1...
June 28, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688361/a-survey-of-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-and-mestranol-residues-in-hawkesbury-river-australia-using-a-highly-specific-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-demonstrates-the-levels-of-potential-biological-significance
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Chatchaporn Uraipong, Robin D Allan, Chunhua Li, Ivan R Kennedy, Victor Wong, Nanju Alice Lee
This study reports on the potential status of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) and mestranol (MeEE2) residues in aquatic environments in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, based on the analysis by a specific ELISA we developed. Polyclonal antibodies were raised against the EE2 hapten with a linker attached at the C3-position to direct the antibody binding towards the ring D of EE2/MeEE2. Using this approach, an ELISA highly specific to EE2 and MeEE2 was successfully developed, showing less than 3.1% cross-reactivity (% CR) with other major steroidal sex hormones and their derivatives...
July 5, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684975/interactions-between-shape-persistent-macromolecules-as-probed-by-afm
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Johanna Blass, Jessica Brunke, Franziska Emmerich, Cédric Przybylski, Vasil M Garamus, Artem Feoktystov, Roland Bennewitz, Gerhard Wenz, Marcel Albrecht
Water-soluble shape-persistent cyclodextrin (CD) polymers with amino-functionalized end groups were prepared starting from diacetylene-modified cyclodextrin monomers by a combined Glaser coupling/click chemistry approach. Structural perfection of the neutral CD polymers and inclusion complex formation with ditopic and monotopic guest molecules were proven by MALDI-TOF and UV-vis measurements. Small-angle neutron and X-ray (SANS/SAXS) scattering experiments confirm the stiffness of the polymer chains with an apparent contour length of about 130 Å...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678845/polymerase-free-measurement-of-microrna-122-with-single-base-specificity-using-single-molecule-arrays-detection-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
#17
David M Rissin, Barbara López-Longarela, Salvatore Pernagallo, Hugh Ilyine, A D Bastiaan Vliegenthart, James W Dear, Juan J Díaz-Mochón, David C Duffy
We have developed a single probe method for detecting microRNA from human serum using single molecule arrays, with sequence specificity down to a single base, and without the use of amplification by polymerases. An abasic peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probe-containing a reactive amine instead of a nucleotide at a specific position in the sequence-for detecting a microRNA was conjugated to superparamagnetic beads. These beads were incubated with a sample containing microRNA, a biotinylated reactive nucleobase-containing an aldehyde group-that was complementary to the missing base in the probe sequence, and a reducing agent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678503/understanding-trends-in-autoignition-of-biofuels-homologous-series-of-oxygenated-c5-molecules
#18
Lintao Bu, Peter N Ciesielski, David J Robichaud, Seonah Kim, Robert L McCormick, Thomas D Foust, Mark R Nimlos
Oxygenated biofuels provide a renewable, domestic source of energy that can enable adoption of advanced, high-efficiency internal combustion engines, such as those based on homogeneously charged compression ignition (HCCI). Of key importance to such engines is the cetane number (CN) of the fuel, which is determined by the autoignition of the fuel under compression at relatively low temperatures (550-800 K). For the plethora of oxygenated biofuels possible, it is desirable to know the ignition delay times and the CN of these fuels to help guide conversion strategies so as to focus efforts on the most desirable fuels...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676171/using-a-liver-cell-culture-from-epinephelus-coioides-as-a-model-to-evaluate-the-nonylphenol-induced-oxidative-stress
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Negin Derakhshesh, AbdolAli Movahedinia, Negin Salamat, Mahmoud Hashemitabar, Vahid Bayati
The present study aimed to use primary liver cell culture derived from the orange-spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides, to assess the toxic effects of nonylphenol (NP) on the hepatocyte viability and the liver antioxidant system. E. coioides was selected due to its commercial importance. NP was used in this study because of its high potential of producing oxidative stress due to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS). A liver of E. coioides was digested with PBS containing 0.1% collagenase IV. The digested cells were moved to Leibovitz L-15 culture medium with 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS), 100IUmL(-1) penicillin, 100μgmL(-1) streptomycin...
July 1, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675640/characterization-of-serum-proteins-attached-to-distinct-sol-gel-hybrid-surfaces
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Nuno Araújo-Gomes, Francisco Romero-Gavilán, Ana M Sánchez-Pérez, Marilo Gurruchaga, Mikel Azkargorta, Felix Elortza, María Martinez-Ibañez, Ibon Iloro, Julio Suay, Isabel Goñi
The success of a dental implant depends on its osseointegration, an important feature of the implant biocompatibility. In this study, two distinct sol-gel hybrid coating formulations [50% methyltrimethoxysilane: 50% 3-glycidoxypropyl-trimethoxysilane (50M50G) and 70% methyltrimethoxysilane with 30% tetraethyl orthosilicate (70M30T)] were applied onto titanium implants. To evaluate their osseointegration, in vitro and in vivo assays were performed. Cell proliferation and differentiation in vitro did not show any differences between the coatings...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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