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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793204/influence-of-isolated-bacterial-strains-on-the-in-situ-biodegradation-of-endosulfan-and-the-reduction-of-endosulfan-contaminated-soil-toxicity
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Lingfen Kong, Yu Zhang, Lusheng Zhu, Jinhua Wang, Jun Wang, Zhongkun Du, Cheng Zhang
The recently discovered endosulfan-degrading bacterial strains Pusillimonas sp. JW2 and Bordetella petrii NS were isolated from endosulfan-polluted water and soil environments. The optimal conditions for the growth and biodegradation activity of the strains JW2 and NS were studied in detail. In addition, the ability of the strains JW2 and NS to biodegrade endosulfan in soils during in situ bioremediation experiments was investigated. At a concentration of 2 mg of endosulfan per kilogram of soil, both JW2 and NS had positive effects on the degradation of endosulfan; JW2 degraded 100% and 91...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793146/development-of-a-novel-tridentate-ligand-for-colorimetric-detection-of-mn-2-based-on-agnps
#2
Jianyu Wei, Jinfan Chen, Guozong Yue, Liangsheng Hu, Danqing Zhao, Jing Zhu, Luming Yang, Deshun Huang, Pengxiang Zhao
A novel tridentate ligand nitrilotris(methylene)tris(1,2,3-triazole)triacetate (NTTTA) has been synthesized by click reaction and followed with ester hydrolysis reaction. The silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were then modified and stabilized by this ligand, and subsequently been employed for the highly selective and sensitive colorimetric detection of Mn2+ in aqueous solution. The presence of Mn2+ can cause the aggregation of AgNPs, which leads to the color change of the dispersion from yellow to brown, as well as the decrease and red-shift of the surface plasmon resonance absorption...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793108/manganese-contamination-affects-the-motor-performance-of-wild-northern-quolls-dasyurus-hallucatus
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Ami Fadhillah Amir Abdul Nasir, Skye F Cameron, Amanda C Niehaus, Christofer J Clemente, Frank A von Hippel, Robbie S Wilson
Neuromotor deficits are an important sign of manganese (Mn) toxicity in humans and laboratory animals. However, the impacts of Mn exposure on the motor function of wild animals remains largely unknown. Here, we assessed the impact of chronic exposure to Mn from active mining operations on Groote Eylandt, Australia on the motor function of the semi-arboreal northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), an endangered species. The three motor tests conducted-maximum sprint speed on a straight run, manoeuvrability around a corner, and motor control on a balance beam-showed that elevated Mn body burden did not diminish performance of these traits...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793081/geochemical-anomalies-of-trace-elements-in-unremediated-soils-of-mt-karcz%C3%A3-wka-a-historic-lead-mining-area-in-the-city-of-kielce-poland
#4
Agnieszka Gałuszka, Zdzisław M Migaszewski, Sabina Dołęgowska, Artur Michalik
Concentrations of selected trace elements (Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) and rare earth elements were determined in 61 samples of surface soils collected from Mt. Karczówka, a historic Pb ore mining area located in the city of Kielce, south-central Poland. Some of these samples were subjected to XRD analyses and Pb stable isotope measurements. The mineral and chemical composition of rock samples were also examined. Mining activity in the study area was conducted mostly during 15th-17th centuries using technologically primitive methods, and was finally ceased in the first half of the 19th century...
May 21, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792530/manganese-transport-and-toxicity-in-polarized-wif-b-hepatocytes
#5
Khristy J Thompson, Jennifer Hein, Andrew Baez, Jose Carlo Sosa, Marianne Wessling-Resnick
Mn toxicity arises from nutritional problems, community and occupational exposures, and genetic risks. Mn blood levels are controlled by hepatobiliary clearance. The goals of this study were to determine the cellular distribution of Mn transporters in polarized hepatocytes, to establish an in vitro assay for hepatocyte Mn efflux, and to examine possible roles the Mn transporters would play in metal import and export. For these experiments, hepatocytoma WIF-B cells were grown for 12-14 days to achieve maximal polarity...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792414/hybrid-assembly-of-different-sized-supertetrahedral-clusters-into-a-unique-non-interpenetrated-mn-in-s-open-framework-with-large-cavity
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Hongxiang Wang, Wei Wang, Dandan Hu, Min Luo, Chaozhuang Xue, Dongsheng Li, Tao Wu
Reported here is a unique crystalline semiconductor open-framework material built from the large-sized supertetrahedral T4 and T5 clusters with the Mn-In-S compositions. The hybrid assembly between T4 and T5 clusters by sharing terminal μ2 -S2- is for the first time observed among the cluster-based chalcogenide open frameworks. Such three-dimensional structure displays non-interpenetrated diamond-type topology with extra-large nonframework volume of 82%. Moreover, ion exchange, CO2 adsorption, as well as photoluminescence properties of the title compound are also investigated...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792392/hemizygous-fabry-disease-associated-with-membranous-nephropathy-a-rare-case-report
#7
Wenyan Zhou, Zhaohui Ni, Minfang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease may coexist with various glomerular diseases, including IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, etc. In this study, we report a rare case of Fabry disease associated with membranous nephropathy (MN). CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old man with nephrotic proteinuria, normal renal function, and no other extrarenal manifestations underwent a renal biopsy in February 2017. Light microscopy and immunofluorescence indicated MN (stage 1)...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792176/anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-glomerulonephritis-with-detection-of-myeloperoxidase-and-phospholipase-a-2-receptor-in-membranous-nephropathy-lesions-report-of-two-patients-with-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Kenta Tominaga, Takahiro Uchida, Toshihiko Imakiire, Kenji Itoh, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Kuniaki Nakanishi, Hiroo Kumagai, Naoki Oshima
BACKGROUND: Podocyte phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2 R) is a major target antigen in idiopathic adult membranous nephropathy (MN). Histological PLA2 R staining in the renal tissue has proven to be useful for the detection of idiopathic MN. However, glomerular PLA2 R deposits have also been recently observed in several patients with secondary MN, such as hepatitis B virus-associated, hepatitis C virus-associated, and neoplasm-associated MN. Certain inflammatory environments have been suggested to lead to abnormal expression of PLA2 R epitopes, with the resulting production of PLA2 R autoantibodies...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792170/liddle-s-like-syndrome-associated-with-nephrotic-syndrome-secondary-to-membranous-nephropathy-the-first-case-report
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Eriko Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Izaya Nakaya, Karen Kato, Yoshikazu Miyasato, Terumasa Nakagawa, Yutaka Kakizoe, Masashi Mukoyama, Jun Soma
BACKGROUND: Liddle's syndrome is a rare monogenic form of hypertension caused by truncating or missense mutations in the C termini of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) β or γ subunits. Patients with this syndrome present with early onset of hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hyporeninemia and hypoaldosteronism, and a potassium-sparing diuretics (triamterene or amiloride) can drastically improves the disease condition. Although elderly patients having these characteristics were considered to have Liddle's syndrome or Liddle's-like syndrome, no previous report has indicated that Liddle's-like syndrome could be caused by nephrotic syndrome of primary glomerular disease, which is characterized by urinary excretion of > 3 g of protein/day plus edema and hypoalbuminemia, or has explained how the activity function of ENaC could be affected in the setting of high proteinuria...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791884/rainfall-as-primary-driver-of-discharge-and-solute-export-from-rock-glaciers-the-col-d-olen-rock-glacier-in-the-nw-italian-alps
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Nicola Colombo, Stephan Gruber, Maria Martin, Mery Malandrino, Andrea Magnani, Danilo Godone, Michele Freppaz, Simona Fratianni, Franco Salerno
Three hypotheses exist to explain how meteorological variables drive the amount and concentration of solute-enriched water from rock glaciers: (1) Warm periods cause increased subsurface ice melt, which releases solutes; (2) rain periods and the melt of long-lasting snow enhance dilution of rock-glacier outflows; and (3) percolation of rain through rock glaciers facilitates the export of solutes, causing an opposite effect as that described in hypothesis (2). This lack of detailed understanding likely exists because suitable studies of meteorological variables, hydrologic processes and chemical characteristics of water bodies downstream from rock glaciers are unavailable...
May 20, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791799/oxidation-of-microcystins-by-permanganate-ph-and-temperature-dependent-kinetics-effect-of-dom-characteristics-and-oxidation-mechanism-revisited
#11
Min Sik Kim, Hye-Jin Lee, Ki-Myeong Lee, Jiwon Seo, Changha Lee
Oxidative degradation of six representative microcystins (MCs) (MC-RR, -LR, -YR, -LF, -LW and -LA) by potassium permanganate (KMnO4; Mn(VII)) was investigated, focusing on the temperature- and pH-dependent reaction kinetics, the effect of dissolved organic matter (DOM), and the oxidation mechanisms. Second-order rate constants for the reactions of the six MCs with Mn(VII) (kMn(VII),MC) were determined to be 160.4-520.1 M-1 s-1 (MC-RR > -LR  -YR > -LF  -LW > -LA) at pH 7.2 and 21°C. The kMn(VII),MC values exhibited activation energies ranging from 15...
May 23, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791489/contractile-force-measurement-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiac-cell-sheet-tissue
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Daisuke Sasaki, Katsuhisa Matsuura, Hiroyoshi Seta, Yuji Haraguchi, Teruo Okano, Tatsuya Shimizu
We have developed our original tissue engineering technology "cell sheet engineering" utilizing temperature-responsive culture dishes. The cells are confluently grown on a temperature-responsive culture dish and can be harvested as a cell sheet by lowering temperature without enzymatic digestion. Cell sheets are high-cell-density tissues similar to actual living tissues, maintaining their structure and function. Based on this "cell sheet engineering", we are trying to create functional cardiac tissues from human induced pluripotent stem cells, for regenerative therapy and in vitro drug testing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791162/manganese-catalyzed-direct-conversion-of-ester-to-amide-with-liberation-of-h-2
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Akash Mondal, Murugan Subaramanian, Avanashiappan Nandakumar, Ekambaram Balaraman
A simple and efficient Mn-catalyzed acylation of amines is achieved using both acyl and alkoxy functions of unactivated esters with the liberation of molecular hydrogen as a sole byproduct. The present protocol provides an atom-economical and sustainable route for the synthesis of amides from esters by employing an earth-abundant manganese salt and inexpensive phosphine-free tridentate ligand.
May 23, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790789/assessment-of-the-association-between-the-frequency-of-micronucleus-and-p-16ink4a-ki-67-co-expression-in-patients-with-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions
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G Gashi, V Mahovlić, E Bahtiri, F Kurshumliu, A Podrimaj-Bytyqi, I R Elezaj
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the main etiological factor for cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN). An important characteristic of this process is the loss of genome stability. Therefore, it is imperative to use biomarkers of DNA damage caused by genomic instability to identify high risk individuals. We investigated the frequency of micronuclei (MN) in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) of 20 patients, diagnosed as histologically CIN 1 and 10 healthy controls. We also examined the frequency of other nuclear anomalies including nucleoplasmic bridges (NPBs) and nuclear buds (NBUDs) in PBL of patients with CIN 1 and healthy controls, and evaluated the benefits of p16INK4a and Ki-67 (p16INK4a /Ki-67) immunohistochemical double staining for identifying cervical squamous cells that express HPV E6/E7 oncogenes...
May 23, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790219/metal-organic-frameworks-based-on-multicentre-bonded-mi-8-m-mn-zn-clusters-with-cubic-aromaticity
#15
Bin Zhao, Huan-Cheng Hu
A new concept for constructing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based on multicentre-bonded [MI]8 (M = Mn, Zn) clusters with cubic aromaticity is discussed. In principle, intermolecular/intramolecular hydrogen-bonding, π***π stacking, coordinated covalent bonding and ionic bonding usually account for the structures of MOFs, and multicentered bonds generally exist in cation, anion, neutral and zwitterionic radicals, while rarely appear in MOFs. Meanwhile, aromaticity became one of the most vexing yet fascinating key concepts in chemistry since the proposition of the structure of benzene molecule in 1865...
May 23, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788779/elevated-serum-lipid-peroxidation-and-reduced-vitamin-c-and-trace-element-concentrations-are-correlated-with-epilepsy
#16
Abhijit Das, Md Shahid Sarwar, Md Shohel Hossain, Palash Karmakar, Mohammad Safiqul Islam, Mohammad Enayet Hussain, Sujan Banik
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the chronic and heterogeneous epidemic neurological disorders leading to substantial mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate the serum levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), vitamin C, and trace elements namely zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and manganese (Mn) in epileptic patients of Bangladesh and to establish if there are any pathophysiological correlations. METHODS: This was a case-control study with 40 generalized epileptic patients and 40 healthy subjects as controls...
May 1, 2018: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787905/heavy-metal-pollution-caused-by-small-scale-metal-ore-mining-activities-a-case-study-from-a-polymetallic-mine-in-south-china
#17
Zehang Sun, Xiande Xie, Ping Wang, Yuanan Hu, Hefa Cheng
Although metal ore mining activities are well known as an important source of heavy metals, soil pollution caused by small-scale mining activities has long been overlooked. This study investigated the pollution of surface soils in an area surrounding a recently abandoned small-scale polymetallic mining district in Guangdong province of south China. A total of 13 tailing samples, 145 surface soil samples, and 29 water samples were collected, and the concentrations of major heavy metals, including Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb, and Se, were determined...
May 19, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787261/selective-conversion-of-planar-trans-chlorins-into-highly-twisted-doubly-fused-porphyrins-or-chlorins-via-oxidative-fusion
#18
Nivedita Chaudhri, Nitika Grover, Muniappan Sankar
β-to- o-phenyl doubly fused porphyrins (DFPs) or chlorins (DFCs) were selectively synthesized by facile oxidative fusion of trans-chlorins using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4- benzoquinone (DDQ) in good-to-excellent yields (70-92%) under mild reaction conditions with high atom economy. The selectivity in product formation (difused porphyrin or chlorin) was controlled by the presence or absence of a Ni(II) ion in the macrocyclic core. Notably, nickel(II) trans-chlorins selectively yielded DFPs, whereas free-base trans-chlorins afforded only DFCs...
May 22, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786820/determination-of-trace-element-levels-in-patients-with-burst-fractures
#19
Shahab Ahmed Salih Gezh, Abdurrahman Aycan, Halit Demir, Cemal Bozlına
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine trace element levels (Zn, Fe, Mn, Mg, Cu, Cd, Co, and Pb) in patients with burst fractures in Van Province, Turkey. METHODS: The study included a total of 44 participants with no additional pathologies, including 22 patients with burst fractures aged over 18 years who were admitted to the neurosurgery departments at two hospitals between June 15, 2015 and January 20, 2016 and 22 healthy volunteers. Serum samples were obtained from all participants to measure the serum levels of trace and heavy elements, including Mn, Cd, Cu, Pb, Fe, Co and Zn, using atomic absorbance spectrophotometry...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786606/crystal-and-magnetic-structure-of-antiferromagnetic-mn-sub-2-sub-ptpd
#20
Vivek Kumar, Manfred Reehuis, Andreas Hoser, Peter Adler, Claudia Felser
We have investigated the crystal and magnetic structure of Mn<sub>2</sub>PtPd alloy using powder X-ray and neutron diffraction experiments. This compound is believed to belong to the Heusler family having crystal symmetry I4/mmm (TiAl<sub>3</sub>-type). However, in this work we found that the Pd and Pt atoms are disordered and thus Mn<sub>2</sub>PtPd crystallizes in the L1<sub>0</sub> structure having P4/mmm symmetry (CuAu-I type) like MnPt and MnPd binary alloys...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
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