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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545210/response-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-bccusp-232-to-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l-straw-degradation-extract-and-fractions
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Gustavo Franciscatti Mecina, Anne Lígia Dokkedal, Luiz Leonardo Saldanha, Mathias Ahii Chia, Micheline Kézia Cordeiro-Araújo, Maria do Carmo Bittencourt-Oliveira, Regildo Márcio Gonçalves da Silva
The eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems is a serious environmental problem that leads to increased frequency of cyanobacterial blooms and concentrations of cyanotoxins. These changes in aquatic chemistry can negatively affect animal and human health. Environment-friendly methods are needed to control bloom forming cyanobacteria. We investigated the effect of Hordeum vulgare L. (barley) straw degradation extract and its fractions on the growth, oxidative stress, antioxidant enzyme activities, and microcystins content of Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Kützing BCCUSP232...
May 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545188/clinacanthus-nutans-hexane-extracts-induce-apoptosis-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Pei Ying Ng, Soi Moi Chye, Chew Hee Ng, Rhun Yian Koh, Yee Lian Tiong, Liew Phing Pui, Yong Hui Tan, Crystale Siew Ying Lim, Khuen Yen Ng
Background: Clinacanthus nutans (C.nutans) is a plant consumed as a cancer treatment in tropical Asia. Despite the availability of numerous anecdotal reports, evaluation of active anticancer effects has remained elusive. Therefore we here examined antiproliferative, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-inducing and apoptosis mechanisms of whole plant extracts in different cancer cell lines. Methods: Antiproliferative actions of five solvent extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) of C.nutans were tested on non-small cell lung cancer (A549), nasopharygeal cancer (CNE1) and liver cancer (HepG2) cells using MTT assay...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544980/what-we-authors-reviewers-and-editors-of-scientific-work-can-learn-from-the-analytical-history-of-biological-3-nitrotyrosine
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Tsikas
Tyrosine and tyrosine residues in proteins are attacked by the reactive oxygen and nitrogen species peroxynitrite (O=N-OO(-)) to generate 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NT) and 3-nitrotyrosine-proteins (3-NTProt), respectively. 3-NT and 3-NTProt are widely accepted as biomarkers of nitr(os)ative stress. Over the years many different analytical methods have been reported for 3-NT and 3-NTProt. Reported concentrations often differ by more than three orders of magnitude, indicative of serious analytical problems. Strategies to overcome pre-analytical and analytical shortcomings and pitfalls have been proposed...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544928/achieving-advanced-nitrogen-removal-for-small-flow-wastewater-using-a-baffled-bioreactor-bbr-with-intermittent-aeration
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Guoqiang Liu, Jianmin Wang
Nitrogen discharge from decentralized and onsite wastewater treatment systems, such as recirculating sand filters, stabilization ponds, and septic tanks, is an important source of groundwater and surface water contamination. This study demonstrated a simple baffled bioreactor (BBR) technology, operated with an intermittent aeration mode, that effectively removed nearly all nitrogen for small flow wastewater treatment. The BBR is characterized by an aeration zone, followed by an integrated internal settler, which automatically retains a high biomass concentration of approximately 6 g/L without using a separate sludge return device...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544460/portable-oxygen-concentrators-versus-oxygen-cylinder-during-walking-in-interstitial-lung-disease-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Yet H Khor, Christine F McDonald, Anita Hazard, Karen Symons, Glen Westall, Ian Glaspole, Nicole S L Goh, Anne E Holland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory oxygen therapy is often provided to patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Lightweight portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) provide an alternative to traditional portable systems such as compressed oxygen cylinders; however, their efficacy in patients with ILD has not been assessed. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of three ambulatory oxygen systems (two different POCs and a compressed oxygen cylinder) during 6-min walk tests (6MWTs) in patients with ILD and exertional desaturation...
May 23, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543812/acetylacetonatebodipy-biscyclometalated-iridium-iii-complexes-effective-strategy-towards-smarter-fluorescent-photosensitizer-agents
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Maria J Ortiz, Eduardo Palao, Rebeca Sola-Llano, Andrea Tabero, Hegoi Manzano, Antonia R Agarrabeitia, Angeles Villanueva, Iñigo López-Arbeloa, Virginia Martinez-Martinez
Biscyclometalated Ir(III) complexes involving BODIPY-based ancillary ligands, where the BODIPY unit is grafted to different chelating cores (acetylacetonate for Ir-1 and Ir-2, and bipyridine for Ir-3) by the BODIPY meso position, have been synthesized and characterized. Complexes having the BODIPY moiety directly grafted to acetylacetonate (Ir-1 and Ir-2) exhibit higher absorption coefficient (ca. ε = 4.46 104 M-1 cm-1 and 3.38 104 M-1cm-1 at 517 nm and 594 nm, respectively), higher moderate-fluorescence emission (ca...
May 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543370/overexpression-of-the-rubisco-activase-gene-improves-growth-and-low-temperature-and-weak-light-tolerance-in-cucumis-sativus-l
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Huangai Bi, Peipei Liu, Zhensheng Jiang, Xizhen Ai
Rubisco activase (RCA) is an important enzyme that can catalyze the carboxylation and oxygenation activities of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), which is involved in the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle. Here, we studied the effects of changes in RCA activity on photosynthesis, growth and development, as well as the chilling tolerance of RCA overexpressing transgenic cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plants. CsRCA overexpression increased the plant height, leaf area and dry matter, and decreased the root/top ratio in transgenic cucumber plants compared with the wild type (WT) plants...
May 22, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542380/more-oxygen-during-development-enhanced-flight-performance-but-not-thermal-tolerance-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Shayan Shiehzadegan, Jacqueline Le Vinh Thuy, Natalia Szabla, Michael J Angilletta, John M VandenBrooks
High temperatures can stress animals by raising the oxygen demand above the oxygen supply. Consequently, animals under hypoxia could be more sensitive to heating than those exposed to normoxia. Although support for this model has been limited to aquatic animals, oxygen supply might limit the heat tolerance of terrestrial animals during energetically demanding activities. We evaluated this model by studying the flight performance and heat tolerance of flies (Drosophila melanogaster) acclimated and tested at different concentrations of oxygen (12%, 21%, and 31%)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542301/electronic-cigarette-aerosols-suppress-cellular-antioxidant-defenses-and-induce-significant-oxidative-dna-damage
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Vengatesh Ganapathy, Jimmy Manyanga, Lacy Brame, Dehra McGuire, Balaji Sadhasivam, Evan Floyd, David A Rubenstein, Ilangovan Ramachandran, Theodore Wagener, Lurdes Queimado
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarette (EC) aerosols contain unique compounds in addition to toxicants and carcinogens traditionally found in tobacco smoke. Studies are warranted to understand the public health risks of ECs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the genotoxicity and the mechanisms induced by EC aerosol extracts on human oral and lung epithelial cells. METHODS: Cells were exposed to EC aerosol or mainstream smoke extracts and DNA damage was measured using the primer anchored DNA damage detection assay (q-PADDA) and 8-oxo-dG ELISA assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542130/activation-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-involves-in-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-in-cardiomyocytes
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Qiong-Feng Wu, Cheng Qian, Ning Zhao, Qian Dong, Jing Li, Bin-Bin Wang, Lei Chen, Lixiu Yu, Bing Han, Yi-Mei Du, Yu-Hua Liao
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is highly expressed in heart and vessels and can be activated during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Recently, we found that treatment with a selective TRPV4 antagonist HC-067047 significantly reduced infarct size, decreased troponin T levels and improved cardiac function in murine model myocardial I/R. This study was undertaken to investigate the mechanism underlying TRPV4-mediated myocardial I/R injury. To mimic myocardial I/R injury, we established a hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) model in H9C2 cells and neonatal rat ventricle myocytes (NRVMs) in vitro...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542098/comparison-of-oxygen-consumption-rates-of-nondegenerate-and-degenerate-human-ivd-cells
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Sarah E Cisewski, Yongren Wu, Brooke J Damon, Barton L Sachs, Michael J Kern, Hai Yao
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro measurements of the oxygen consumption rates (OCR) of human intervertebral disc (IVD) cells. OBJECTIVE: To determine the differences in the OCR of nondegenerate and degenerate human annulus fibrosus (AF), nucleus pulposus (NP), and cartilage endplate (CEP) cells at different glucose concentrations. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The avascular nature of the IVD creates a delicate balance between rate of nutrient transport through the matrix and rate of disc cell consumption necessary to maintain tissue health...
May 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541941/greywater-treatment-by-granular-filtration-system-using-volcanic-tuff-and-gravel-media
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Abeer Albalawneh, Tsun-Kuo Chang, Heba Alshawabkeh
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of a granular filtration system (GFS) in greywater treatment under arid and semi-arid conditions. Six GFSs were designed, constructed, and monitored for approximately 13 months. Each GFS served a single rural Jordanian home by treating their greywater. Volcanic tuff media were used as the filtration media in three of the GFSs while the remaining three GFSs used gravel media. Results show that the biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, and total suspended solids of the effluent were significantly lower as compared to the influent and demonstrated a removal efficiency of 73%, 65%, and 85%, respectively, when using volcanic tuff media...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541934/evaluation-of-ageratum-conyzoides-in-field-scale-constructed-wetlands-cws-for-domestic-wastewater-treatment
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A S Tilak, Suhas P Wani, A Datta, M D Patil, M Kaushal, K R Reddy
Ageratum conyzoides were evaluated in field scale subsurface flow constructed wetlands (CWs) to quantify its nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) uptake and compare with wetland plants (Pistia stratiotes, Typha latifolia and Canna indica). The two-field scale subsurface flow CWs, located in the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, received wastewater from an urban colony. The CW1 and CW2 had the same dimensions (length:10 m, width:3 m, total depth:1.5 m and sand and gravel:1 m), similar flow rates (3 m(3)/d), hydraulic loading rates (HLRs-10 cm/d) and hydraulic retention time (HRT-5 days) from July 2014-August 2015...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541932/environmental-impact-assessment-of-a-package-type-ifas-reactor-during-construction-and-operational-phases-a-life-cycle-approach
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Nitin Kumar Singh, Rana Pratap Singh, Absar Ahmad Kazmi
In the present study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used to analyse the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operational phases of an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor treating municipal wastewater. This study was conducted within the boundaries of a research project that aimed to investigate the implementation related challenges of a package type IFAS reactor from an environmental perspective. Along with the LCA results of the construction phase, a comparison of the LCA results of seven operational phases is also presented in this study...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541776/enantioselective-apoptosis-and-oxidative-damage-induced-by-individual-isomers-of-profenofos-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons
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Xian T Lu, Yun Ma, Hang J Zhang, Mei Q Jin, Jun H Tang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the apoptosis-related cytotoxic effects and molecular mechanisms of individual isomers of profenofos (PFF) on primary hippocampal neurons at 1.0 to 20 mg L(-1). The cell viability and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) efflux indicated that (-)-PFF exposure was associated with more toxic effects than (+)-PFF above the concentration of 5 mg L(-1) (P < 0.5). Flow cytometric results showed that the percentages of apoptotic cells incubated with 20 mg L(-1) (-)-PFF, (+)-PFF and rac-PFF for 24 h reached 23...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540727/noiseless-performance-of-prussian-blue-based-bio-sensors-through-power-generation
#16
Maria A Komkova, Elena E Karyakina, Arkady A Karyakin
In contrast to 'self-powered' (bio)sensors aiming to generate maximum energy output, we propose the systems with the lowest potential difference between the working and the counter electrodes, which in galvanic mode would provide achievement of the best analytical performance characteristics. Prussian Blue based (bio)sensors known to operate at 0.00 V versus Ag|AgCl reference, in short-circuit regime generate the current proportional to analyte concentration. Sensitivity and dynamic range of Prussian Blue based (bio)sensors in power generation mode are, respectively, even slightly higher and wider compared to the same (bio)sensors operated in the conventional three-electrode regime powered by a potentiostat...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540469/a-3d-microfluidic-perfusion-system-made-from-glass-for-multiparametric-analysis-of-stimulus-secretioncoupling-in-pancreatic-islets
#17
Torben Schulze, Kai Mattern, Eike Früh, Lars Hecht, Ingo Rustenbeck, Andreas Dietzel
Microfluidic perfusion systems (MPS) are well suited to perform multiparametric measurements with small amounts of tissue to function as an Organ on Chip device (OOC). Such microphysiolgical characterization is particularly valuable in research on the stimulus-secretion-coupling of pancreatic islets. Pancreatic islets are fully functional competent mini-organs, which serve as fuel sensors and transduce metabolic activity into rates of hormone secretion. To enable the simultaneous measurement of fluorescence and oxygen consumption we designed a microfluidic perfusion system from borosilicate glass by 3D femtosecond laser ablation...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540423/direct-treatment-of-high-strength-soft-drink-wastewater-using-a-down-flow-hanging-sponge-reactor-performance-and-microbial-community-dynamics
#18
Junhui Liao, Curtis Fang, Jimmy Yu, Arun Sathyagal, Eric Willman, Wen-Tso Liu
A stand-alone down-flow hanging sponge (DHS) system with a two-stage configuration was operated for 700 days to treat synthetic soft drink wastewater at 3000 mg/L chemical oxygen demand (COD). Throughout the operation, >90% COD and total organic carbon (TOC) removal efficiency was obtained by the first stage, and a final effluent of COD <60 mg/L (TOC <20 mg/L) was consistently maintained with the second stage. Lower organic removal efficiency was observed to closely correlate with lower pH, higher volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentration, and higher suspended solid (SS) in the effluent...
May 24, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539734/honey-and-health-a-review-of-recent-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
Honey is one of the most appreciated and valued natural products introduced to humankind since ancient times. Honey is used not only as a nutritional product but also in health described in traditional medicine and as an alternative treatment for clinical conditions ranging from wound healing to cancer treatment. The aim of this review is to emphasize the ability of honey and its multitude in medicinal aspects. Traditionally, honey is used in the treatment of eye diseases, bronchial asthma, throat infections, tuberculosis, thirst, hiccups, fatigue, dizziness, hepatitis, constipation, worm infestation, piles, eczema, healing of ulcers, and wounds and used as a nutritious supplement...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539722/effect-of-helix-aspersa-extract-on-tnf%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-some-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-breast-cancer-cell-line-hs578t
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Ibtissem El Ouar, Cornelia Braicu, Dalila Naimi, Alexendru Irimie, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe
BACKGROUND: The garden snail, Helix aspersa, is a big land snail widely found in the Mediterranean countries. It is one of the most consumed species and widely used in zootherapy. OBJECTIVE: The present study was carried out to investigate for the first time the first time the antitumor activity of an aqueous extract from Helix aspersa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of H. aspersa extract was studied on a triple negative breast cancer cell line Hs578T...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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