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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922099/ultra-sustainable-fe78si9b13-metallic-glass-as-a-catalyst-for-activation-of-persulfate-on-methylene-blue-degradation-under-uv-vis-light
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Zhe Jia, Xiaoguang Duan, Wenchang Zhang, Weimin Wang, Hongqi Sun, Shaobin Wang, Lai-Chang Zhang
Stability and reusability are important characteristics of advanced catalysts for wastewater treatment. In this work, for the first time, sulfate radicals (SO4∙(-)) with a high oxidative potential (E(o) = 2.5-3.1 V) were successfully activated from persulfate by a Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass. This alloy exhibited a superior surface stability and reusability while activating persulfate as indicated by it being used for 30 times while maintaining an acceptable methylene blue (MB) degradation rate. The produced SiO2 layer on the ribbon surface expanded strongly from the fresh use to the 20(th) use, providing stable protection of the buried Fe...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921445/risk-of-neonatal-and-childhood-morbidity-among-preterm-infants-exposed-to-marijuana
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Tracy A Manuck, Torri D Metz
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist regarding the neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants exposed to marijuana (MJ) in-utero, particularly among preterm infants. We hypothesized that MJ-exposed preterm infants would have worse neonatal and childhood developmental outcomes compared to MJ-unexposed infants. METHODS: Secondary analysis of multicenter randomized-controlled trial of antenatal magnesium sulfate for prevention of cerebral palsy was conducted. Singleton non-anomalous infants delivered <35 weeks exposed to MJ in-utero were compared to MJ-unexposed...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920927/synthesis-and-crystal-structure-of-e-2-e-4-hy-droxynaphthalen-1-yl-methyl-idene-hydrazin-1-yl-methyl-sulfan-yl-methyl-idene-azanium-hydrogen-sulfate-monohydrate
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Oussama Nehar, Samira Louhibi, Leila Boukli-Hacene, Thierry Roisnel
In the title hydrated mol-ecular salt, C13H14N3S(+)·HSO4(-)·H2O, the protonation of the azomethine N atom in sulfuric acid medium involves the formation of the bis-ulfate anion. The mol-ecular structure of the cation is obtained from the thiol tautomer of thio-semicarbazone wherein the naphthalene moiety and the conjugation of the bonds contribute to the planarity of the mol-ecular skeleton. In the crystal, the cation, anion and water mol-ecule of crystallization are linked by a series of O-H⋯O and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920908/crystal-structure-of-tris-4-4-bi-pyridine-diium-bis-1-1-3-3-tetra-cyano-2-eth-oxy-propenide-trihydrate
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Fatima Setifi, Arto Valkonen, Zouaoui Setifi, Sami Nummelin, Rachid Touzani, Christopher Glidewell
The title hydrated salt, C30H26N6(2+)·2C9H5N4O(-)·3H2O, was obtained as an unexpected product from the hydro-thermal reaction between potassium 1,1,3,3-tetra-cyano-2-eth-oxy-propenide, 4,4'-bi-pyridine and iron(II) sulfate hepta-hydrate. The cation lies across a twofold rotation axis in the space group I2/a with the other components all in general positions. In the cation, the H atom linking the pyridine units is disordered over two adjacent sites having occupancies of 0.66 (4) and 0.36 (4), i.e. as N-H⋯N and N⋯H-N...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920826/expression-and-purification-of-truncated-diphtheria-toxin-dt386-in-escherichia-coli-an-attempt-for-production-of-a-new-vaccine-against-diphtheria
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Fatemeh Shafiee, Mohammad Rabbani, Mahdi Behdani, Ali Jahanian-Najafabadi
The aim of this study was to produce a recombinant protein consisting of the catalytic and translocation domains of diphtheria toxin for its later application as a vaccine candidate against Corynebacterium diphtheria. To achieve this goal, at first, the amino acid sequence of DT386 was used for prediction of T and B cell epitopes using on-line servers. The DT386 coding sequence was synthesized and subcloned into the NcoI and XhoI sites of pET28a plasmid and recombinant pET28a plasmid was used to transform Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) host cells...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920824/cloning-expression-and-molecular-analysis-of-iranian-brucella-melitensis-omp25-gene-for-designing-a-subunit-vaccine
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Soheil Yousefi, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati
Brucellosis is a well-known domestic animal infectious disease, which is caused by Brucella bacterium. The outer membrane protein 25 kDa (Omp25) gene plays an important role in simulating of TNF-α, IFN-α, macrophage, and cytokines cells. In the current study molecular cloning and expression analysis of Omp25 gene for designing a subunit vaccine against Brucella was investigated. Amplifying the full length of candidate gene was performed using specific primers. Sub-cloning of this gene conducted using pTZ57R/T vector in TOP10F strain of Escherichia coli(E...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920806/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-a-review-of-clinical-appearance-and-metabolic-pattern
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Giovanni Beltrami, Gabriele Ristori, Guido Scoccianti, Angela Tamburini, Rodolfo Capanna
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is an inherited genetic condition characterized by the presence of multiple exostoses (osteochondromas). MHE is a relatively rare autosomal dominant disorder, mainly caused by loss of function mutations in two genes: exostosin-1 (EXT1) and exostosin-2 (EXT2). These genes are linked to heparan sulfate (HS) synthesis, but the specific molecular mechanism leading to the disruption of the cartilage structure and the consequent exostoses formation is still not resolved. The aim of this paper is to encounter the main aspects of HME reviewing the literature, in order to improve clinical features and evolution, and the metabolic-pathogenetic mechanisms underlying...
May 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920522/incorporation-of-heparin-binding-proteins-into-preformed-dextran-sulfate-chitosan-nanoparticles
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Paula Zaman, Julia Wang, Adam Blau, Weiping Wang, Tina Li, Daniel S Kohane, Joseph Loscalzo, Ying-Yi Zhang
Incorporation of proteins into dextran sulfate (DS)-chitosan (CS) nanoparticles (DSCS NPs) is commonly performed using entrapment procedures, in which protein molecules are mixed with DS and CS until particle formation occurs. As DS is an analog of heparin, the authors examined whether proteins could be directly incorporated into preformed DSCS NPs through a heparin binding domain-mediated interaction. The authors formulated negatively-charged DSCS NPs, and quantified the amount of charged DS in the outer shell of the particles...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920472/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-cannabinoid-agonist-win55-212-on-mouse-experimental-colitis-is-related-to-inhibition-of-p38mapk
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Ya-Jing Feng, Yong-Yu Li, Xu-Hong Lin, Kun Li, Ming-Hua Cao
AIM: To investigate the anti-inflammatory effect and the possible mechanisms of an agonist of cannabinoid (CB) receptors, WIN55-212-2 (WIN55), in mice with experimental colitis, so as to supply experimental evidence for its clinical use in future. METHODS: We established the colitis model in C57BL/6 mice by replacing the animals' water supply with 4% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) for 7 consecutive days. A colitis scoring system was used to evaluate the severity of colon local lesion...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920257/pkr-mediates-inflammatory-response-induced-by-hyperosmotic-stress
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Kenneth T Farabaugh, Mithu Majumder, Bo-Jhih Guan, Raul Jobava, Jing Wu, Dawid Krokowski, Xing-Huang Gao, Andrew Schuster, Michelle Longworth, Edward D Chan, Massimiliano Bianchi, Madhusudan Dey, Antonis E Koromilas, Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, Maria Hatzoglou
High extracellular osmolarity results in a switch from an adaptive to an inflammatory gene expression program. We show that hyperosmotic stress activates the protein kinase R (PKR) independently of its RNA binding domain. In turn, PKR stimulated nuclear accumulation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65 species phosphorylated at serine-536, which was paralleled by the induction of a subset of inflammatory NF-κB p65- responsive genes including inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), IL-6, and IL-1β. The PKR mediated-hyperinduction of iNOS decreased cell survival in mouse embryonic fibroblasts via mechanisms involving nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and post-translational modification of proteins...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919702/design-of-pvp-va-s-630-based-tadalafil-solid-dispersion-to-enhance-the-dissolution-rate
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Jin-Seok Choi, Jeong-Sook Park
Tadalafil (TDF) is a Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) class II drug; the efficacy thereof is critically limited by inherent poor water solubility. Solid dispersion (SD) techniques are widely used to improve the bioavailability of drugs that are poorly water-soluble. Herein, we used an SD technique to improve the solubility and in vitro dissolution rate of TDF; a solvent evaporation method was applied involving the use of hydrophilic carriers (PVP/VA S-630) and assistants (malic acid or meglumine)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918846/soy-food-intake-and-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer-risk-possible-difference-in-asian-women
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Gertraud Maskarinec, Dan Ju, Yukiko Morimoto, Adrian A Franke, Frank Z Stanczyk
Soy foods may protect against breast cancer in Asian but not in Western populations. We examined if the levels of various markers of breast cancer risk and inflammation, as well as the effects of soy food consumption on these markers, differ between Asian and non-Asian premenopausal women in two soy intervention trials. One study randomized 220 women to a 2-yr intervention and the other one randomized 96 women in a crossover design to examine the effects of consumption of 2 daily soy servings on nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) volume; estrogens in serum, NAF, and urine; insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), IGF-binding protein 3, and inflammatory markers in serum; and mammographic densities...
December 5, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917954/regional-variations-in-the-diversity-and-predicted-metabolic-potential-of-benthic-prokaryotes-in-coastal-northern-zhejiang-east-china-sea
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Kai Wang, Xiansen Ye, Huajun Zhang, Heping Chen, Demin Zhang, Lian Liu
Knowledge about the drivers of benthic prokaryotic diversity and metabolic potential in interconnected coastal sediments at regional scales is limited. We collected surface sediments across six zones covering ~200 km in coastal northern Zhejiang, East China Sea and combined 16 S rRNA gene sequencing, community-level metabolic prediction, and sediment physicochemical measurements to investigate variations in prokaryotic diversity and metabolic gene composition with geographic distance and under local environmental conditions...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917943/black-carbon-radiative-forcing-at-toa-decreased-during-aging
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Yu Wu, Tianhai Cheng, Lijuan Zheng, Hao Chen
During aging processing, black carbon (also called soot) particles may tend to be mixed with other aerosols, and highly influence their radiative forcing. In this study, freshly emitted soot particles were simulated as fractal aggregates composed of small spherical primary monomers. After aging in the atmosphere, soot monomers were coated by a thinly layer of sulfate as thinly coated soot particles. These soot particles were entirely embedded into large sulfate particle by further aging, and becoming heavily coated soot particles...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917839/characterization-and-1-57%C3%A2-%C3%A3-resolution-structure-of-the-key-fire-blight-phosphatase-amsi-from-erwinia-amylovora
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Marco Salomone-Stagni, Francesco Musiani, Stefano Benini
AmsI is a low-molecular-weight protein tyrosine phosphatase that regulates the production of amylovoran in the Gram-negative bacterium Erwinia amylovora, a specific pathogen of rosaceous plants such as apple, pear and quince. Amylovoran is an exopolysaccharide that is necessary for successful infection. In order to shed light on AmsI, its structure was solved at 1.57 Å resolution at the same pH as its highest measured activity (pH 5.5). In the active site, a water molecule, bridging between the catalytic Arg15 and the reaction-product analogue sulfate, might be representative of the water molecule attacking the phospho-cysteine intermediate in the second step of the reaction mechanism...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917622/identification-and-characterization-of-main-allergic-proteins-in-cooked-wolf-herring-fish
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Mohsen Mohamadi, Reza Falak, Kobra Mokhtarian, Mohammad Reza Khoramizadeh, Esmaeil Sadroddiny, Gholam Ali Kardar
Our aim in this study was to identify and characterize allergic proteins in cooked wolf herring fish. We heated the crude extract alternatively at 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100°C for one hour and results were compared by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Also, proteins were immunoblotted with fish-sensitive patients' sera. The major allergenic proteins were identified via mass spectrometry. These allergenic proteins were then purified by anion exchange chromatography and the IgE-immunoreactivity of the fractions was compared with the crude extracts via disk enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917496/time-trends-of-contact-allergy-to-the-european-baseline-series-in-lithuania
#17
Kotryna Linauskienė, Laura Malinauskienė, Audra Blažienė
BACKGROUND: Monitoring trends of positive patch test reactions is useful for epidemiological surveillance and contact allergy prevention, and has not previously been reported in Lithuania. OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare changes in the prevalence of contact allergy to European baseline series allergens in adults with suspected contact dermatitis during a 9-year period. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patch test results of 297 consecutive patients, tested with the European baseline series in 2014-2015, were analysed and compared with the data published earlier in Lithuania...
December 4, 2016: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917185/fire-and-brimstone-molecular-interactions-between-sulfur-and-glucosinolate-biosynthesis-in-model-and-crop-brassicaceae
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REVIEW
Priyakshee Borpatragohain, Terry J Rose, Graham J King
Glucosinolates (GSLs) represent one of the most widely studied classes of plant secondary metabolite, and have a wide range of biological activities. Their unique properties also affect livestock and human health, and have been harnessed for food and other end-uses. Since GSLs are sulfur (S)-rich there are many lines of evidence suggesting that plant S status plays a key role in determining plant GSL content. However, there is still a need to establish a detailed knowledge of the distribution and remobilization of S and GSLs throughout the development of Brassica crops, and to represent this in terms of primary and secondary sources and sinks...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917169/sulfur-metabolism-pathways-in-sulfobacillus-acidophilus-tpy-a-gram-positive-moderate-thermoacidophile-from-a-hydrothermal-vent
#19
Wenbin Guo, Huijun Zhang, Wengen Zhou, Yuguang Wang, Hongbo Zhou, Xinhua Chen
Sulfobacillus acidophilus TPY, isolated from a hydrothermal vent in the Pacific Ocean, is a moderately thermoacidophilic Gram-positive bacterium that can oxidize ferrous iron or sulfur compounds to obtain energy. In this study, comparative transcriptomic analyses of S. acidophilus TPY were performed under different redox conditions. Based on these results, pathways involved in sulfur metabolism were proposed. Additional evidence was obtained by analyzing mRNA abundance of selected genes involved in the sulfur metabolism of sulfur oxygenase reductase (SOR)-overexpressed S...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917167/potential-for-sulfate-reduction-in-mangrove-forest-soils-comparison-between-two-dominant-species-of-the-americas
#20
Melike Balk, Joost A Keuskamp, Hendrikus J Laanbroek
Avicennia and Rhizophora are globally occurring mangrove genera with different traits that place them in different parts of the intertidal zone. It is generally accepted that the oxidizing capacity of Avicennia roots is larger than that of Rhizophora roots, which initiates more reduced conditions in the soil below the latter genus. We hypothesize that the more reduced conditions beneath Rhizophora stands lead to more active sulfate-reducing microbial communities compared to Avicennia stands. To test this hypothesis, we measured sulfate reduction traits in soil samples collected from neighboring Avicennia germinans and Rhizophora mangle stands at three different locations in southern Florida...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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