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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528474/toxicity-assessment-of-ash-and-dust-from-handmade-gold-jewelry-manufacturing-workshops-in-bangladesh
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Arif M Sikder, Tanvir Hossain, Manzurul H Khan, M Aziz Hasan, M Fakhruzzaman, Joseph B Turner, Dmitry Pestov, Leigh S McCallister, K Maudood Elahi
Traditionally, handmade gold jewelry played a very important role in the cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Goldsmiths still are partially using ancient manufacturing process with coal fire, candle flame blowing, and nitric and sulfuric acid treatments. Such process leads to the contamination of workplace with the dust of toxic metals, acidic vapors, and particles of different natures. To evaluate contamination by particulate matter (PM), the passive particle collectors were installed in different manufacturing units for a period of 85 days at Tanti Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528176/production-and-preclinical-assessment-of-camelid-immunoglobulins-against-echis-sochureki-venom-from-desert-of-rajasthan-india
#2
P D Tanwar, S K Ghorui, S K Kochar, Raghvendar Singh, N V Patil
Snakebite is a significant cause of death and disability in subsistent farming populations of rural India. Antivenom is the most effective treatment of envenoming and is manufactured from IgG of venom-immunised horses. Because of complex fiscal reasons, the production, testing and delivery of antivenoms designed to treat envenoming by the most medically-important snakes in the region has been questioned time to time. In this study, we report successful immunisation of dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius) against the venom of Indian saw-scaled Viper- Echis carinatus sochureki...
May 17, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528106/characterization-of-white-tea-metabolome-comparison-against-green-and-black-tea-by-a-nontargeted-metabolomics-approach
#3
Weidong Dai, Dongchao Xie, Meiling Lu, Pengliang Li, Haipeng Lv, Chen Yang, Qunhua Peng, Yin Zhu, Li Guo, Yue Zhang, Junfeng Tan, Zhi Lin
White tea is considered the least processed form of tea and is reported to have a series of potent bioactivities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, and anti-cancer activities. However, the chemical composition of white tea and the dynamic changes of the metabolites during the manufacturing process are far from clear. In this study, we applied a nontargeted metabolomics approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF/MS) to comprehensively profile the characteristic metabolites of white tea...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528101/functional-characterizations-of-%C3%AE-glucosidases-involved-in-aroma-compound-formation-in-tea-camellia-sinensis
#4
Ying Zhou, Lanting Zeng, Jiadong Gui, Yinyin Liao, Jianlong Li, Jingchi Tang, Qing Meng, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Tea (Camellia sinensis) aroma is an important factor affecting tea quality. Many tea aroma compounds are present as glycosidically conjugated forms in tea leaves, and can be hydrolyzed by β-glucosidase (β-Glu) and β-primeverosidase to release free tea aromas. β-Primeverosidase has been identified and functionally characterized, while β-Glu has not been identified in tea leaves. In the present study, we established a yeast expression system to recombine CsGH1BG1, CsGH3BG1, and CsGH5BG1, which belonged to GH1, GH3, and GH5 families in plants, respectively...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527917/spatial-distribution-of-vanadium-and-microbial-community-responses-in-surface-soil-of-panzhihua-mining-and-smelting-area-china
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Xuelong Cao, Muhe Diao, Baogang Zhang, Hui Liu, Song Wang, Meng Yang
Spatial distribution of vanadium in surface soils from different processing stages of vanadium-bearing titanomagnetite in Panzhihua mining and smelting area (China) as well as responses of microbial communities including bacteria and fungi to vanadium were investigated by fieldwork and laboratory incubation experiment. The vanadium contents in this region ranged from 149.3 to 4793.6 mg kg(-1), exceeding the soil background value of vanadium in China (82 mg kg(-1)) largely. High-throughput DNA sequencing results showed bacterial communities from different manufacturing locations were quite diverse, but Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria were abundant in all samples...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527852/cyclic-and-torsional-fatigue-resistance-of-reciprocating-single-files-manufactured-by-different-nickel-titanium-alloys
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Murilo P Alcalde, Mario Tanomaru-Filho, Clovis M Bramante, Marco Antonio H Duarte, Juliane Maria Guerreiro-Tanomaru, Jader Camilo-Pinto, Marcus Vinicius Reis Só, Rodrigo Ricci Vivan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cyclic and torsional fatigue resistance of the following reciprocating single-file systems: ProDesign R 25.06 (Easy Equipamentos Odontológicos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Reciproc R25 (VDW GmbH, Munich, Germany), and Unicone L25 (Medin SA, Nové Město in Moravě, Czech Republic). METHODS: Sixty instruments of the ProDesign R, Reciproc R25, and Unicone L25 systems (n = 20) were used. Cyclic fatigue resistance was tested measuring the time to failure in an artificial stainless steel canal with a 60° angle and a 5-mm radius of curvature (n = 10)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527516/a-feasible-economical-and-accurate-analytical-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-six-alkaloid-markers-in-aconiti-lateralis-radix-praeparata-from-different-manufacturing-sources-and-processing-ways
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Yi-Bei Zhang, Juan DA, Jing-Xian Zhang, Shang-Rong Li, Xin Chen, Hua-Li Long, Qiu-Rong Wang, Lu-Ying Cai, Shuai Yao, Jin-Jun Hou, Wan-Ying Wu, De-An Guo
Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata (Fuzi) is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine in clinic for its potency in restoring yang and rescuing from collapse. Aconiti alkaloids, mainly including monoester-diterpenoidaconitines (MDAs) and diester-diterpenoidaconitines (DDAs), are considered to act as both bioactive and toxic constituents. In the present study, a feasible, economical, and accurate HPLC method for simultaneous determination of six alkaloid markers using the Single Standard for Determination of Multi-Components (SSDMC) method was developed and fully validated...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527368/effects-of-parsley-extract-powder-as-an-alternative-for-the-direct-addition-of-sodium-nitrite-in-the-production-of-mortadella-type-sausages-impact-on-microbiological-physicochemical-and-sensory-aspects
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Greta Riel, Annika Boulaaba, Johanna Popp, Guenter Klein
Increasing concern about chemical additives in processed meat has led to an increased market of uncured and alternatively cured meat products. However, the use of vegetable extracts or the exclusion of curing salt may increase the risk of greater bacterial growth and alteration of several physicochemical parameters. Therefore, in this study mortadella-type sausages, manufactured with 1.07 (V3), 2.14 (V4) and 4.29 (V5) g parsley extract powder/kg sausage meat were produced. These sausage variants were compared to an uncured (V2) and a traditionally nitrite-cured control (V1)...
May 12, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527193/comparison-of-digital-intraoral-scanners-by-single-image-capture-system-and-full-color-movie-system
#9
Meguru Yamamoto, Yu Kataoka, Atsufumi Manabe
BACKGROUND: The use of dental computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) restoration is rapidly increasing. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to evaluate the marginal and internal cement thickness and the adhesive gap of internal cavities comprising CAD/CAM materials using two digital impression acquisition methods and micro-computed tomography. METHODS: Images obtained by a single-image acquisition system (Bluecam Ver...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527187/quantitative-stereological-analysis-of-the-highly-porous-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-using-x-ray-cm-and-sem
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Justyna Zygmuntowicz, Aneta Zima, Joanna Czechowska, Karol Szlazak, Anna Ślosarczyk, Katarzyna Konopka
BACKGROUND: Material properties of the scaffolds as well as their microstructure are vital in determining in vivo cellular response. Three-dimensional (3D), highly porous scaffolds are used in tissue engineering to provide a suitable microenvironment and to support regeneration of bone. Both pore sizes and their architecture, in particular interconnection density, impact functionality of scaffold during its biomedical applications. OBJECTIVE: In this paper a comparative study of the microstructure of highly porous hydroxyapatite scaffolds produced via gelcasting of foamed slurries and replication of polyurethane sponge were carried out...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527183/analytical-methods-in-tracing-honey-authenticity
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Jelena Trifković, Filip Andrić, Petar Ristivojević, Etil Guzelmeric, Erdem Yesilada
Honey is a precious natural product that is marketed with a wide range of nutritional and medicinal properties. However, it is also a product subjected to frequent adulteration through mislabeling and mixing with cheaper and lower-quality honeys and various sugar syrups. In that sense, honey authentication regarding its genuine botanical and geographical origins, as well as the detection of any adulteration, is essential in order to protect consumer health and to avoid competition that could create a destabilized market...
May 19, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526943/a-global-reference-comparator-for-biosimilar-development
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Christopher J Webster, Gillian R Woollett
Major drug regulators have indicated in guidance their flexibility to accept some development data for biosimilars generated with reference product versions licensed outside their own jurisdictions, but most authorities require new bridging studies between these versions and the versions of them licensed locally. The costs of these studies are not trivial in absolute terms and, due to the multiplier effect of required repetition by each biosimilar sponsor, their collective costs are substantial. Yet versions of biologics licensed in different jurisdictions usually share the same development data, and any manufacturing changes between versions have been justified by a rigorous comparability process...
May 19, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526429/use-of-a-cad-cam-poly-methyl-methacrylate-interim-prosthesis-for-direct-intraoral-splinting
#13
Periklis Proussaefs
This article describes a technique where an interim computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) prosthesis is milled from a poly(methyl methacrylate) blank to confirm esthetics, occlusion, function, phonetics, and accessibility for oral hygiene. The interim prosthesis is then sectioned and reconnected intraorally with autopolymerizing acrylic resin. This interim prosthesis is used to fabricate the definitive stone cast. The interim prosthesis is then scanned with a laboratory scanner. By applying this technique, the implant positioning can be related to the occlusal plane, the contours of the teeth, and the flange...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526088/assessment-of-parasitological-findings-in-heartworm-infected-beagles-treated-with-advantage-multi%C3%A2-for-dogs-10-imidacloprid%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2-5-moxidectin-and-doxycycline
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Molly D Savadelis, Cameon M Ohmes, Joe A Hostetler, Terry L Settje, Robert Zolynas, Michael T Dzimianski, Andrew R Moorhead
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports support the position that the adulticidal heartworm treatment utilizing doxycycline and Advantage Multi®/Advocate® for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) has successfully converted antigen-positive dogs to antigen-negative. To date, no controlled experimental studies have demonstrated the adulticidal efficacy of this treatment regimen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological and clinical efficacy of Advantage Multi® for Dogs (IMD + MOX) and doxycycline in heartworm-infected beagles...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
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Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525789/measuring-bdnf-in-saliva-using-commercial-elisa-results-from-a-small-pilot-study
#16
Charlotte Vrijen, Hendrika M Schenk, Catharina A Hartman, Albertine J Oldehinkel
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein often studied in psychiatric populations. Commercial ELISA kits have been validated for measuring BDNF in blood plasma and serum, but blood collection is an invasive method which cannot always be used. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the noninvasive alternative of measuring BDNF in saliva. Three different commercial ELISA kits were used to analyze parallel plasma and saliva samples from six healthy adults. In total 33 plasma and 33 saliva samples were analyzed according to manufacturers' standard protocols...
April 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525710/mercury-telluride-quantum-dot-based-phototransistor-enabling-high-sensitivity-room-temperature-photodetection-at-2000-nanometers
#17
Mengyu Chen, Haipeng Lu, Nema M Abdelazim, Ye Zhu, Zhen Wang, Wei Ren, Stephen V Kershaw, Andrey L Rogach, Ni Zhao
Near-to-Mid infrared photodetection technologies could be widely deployed to advance the infrastructures of surveillance, environmental monitoring and manufacturing, if the detection devices would be low-cost, in compact format and with high performance. For such application requirements, colloidal quantum dot (QD) based photodetectors stand out as particularly promising due to the solution processability and ease of integration with silicon technologies; unfortunately, the detectivity of the QD photodetectors towards longer wavelengths has so far been low...
May 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525361/engineering-of-biodegradable-magnesium-alloy-scaffolds-to-stabilize-biological-myocardial-grafts
#18
Tobias Schilling, Michael Bauer, Christian Biskup, Axel Haverich, Thomas Hassel
OBJECTIVE: Regenerative bioprostheses are being investigated for replacement of dysfunctional myocardium worldwide. The aim of this study was to develop a degradable magnesium structure to mechanically support the delicate biological grafts during the early remodeling phase. METHODS: Sheets of magnesium alloys (LA33, LA63 and AX30) were manufactured into scaffolds by abrasive water jet cutting. Thereafter, their surface properties, corrosion kinetics, and breakage behaviors were investigated...
May 19, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525306/targeting-fungicide-inputs-according-to-need
#19
Lise N Jørgensen, F van den Bosch, R P Oliver, T M Heick, N Paveley
Fungicides should be used to the extent required to minimize economic costs of disease in a given field in a given season. The maximum number of treatments and maximum dose per treatment are set by fungicide manufacturers and regulators at a level that provides effective control under high disease pressure. Lower doses are economically optimal under low or moderate disease pressure, or where other control measures such as resistant cultivars constrain epidemics. Farmers in many countries often apply reduced doses, although they may still apply higher doses than the optimum to insure against losses in high disease seasons...
May 19, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524929/xeno-free-cultivation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-corneal-stroma
#20
Steffi Matthyssen, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Veerle Van Gerwen, Nadia Zakaria
Purpose: The human cornea has recently been described as a source of corneal stroma-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). In vitro expansion of these cells involves basal medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS). As animal-derived serum can confer a risk of disease transmission and can be subject to considerable lot-to-lot variability, it does not comply with newer Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-required animal component-free culture protocols for clinical translation. Methods: This study investigated animal-free alternatives to FBS for cultivation of human corneal stromal MSCs...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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