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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822270/nano-technology-contributions-towards-the-development-of-high-performance-radioisotope-generators-the-future-promise-to-meet-the-continuing-clinical-demand
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REVIEW
Tamer M Sakr, Mohamed F Nawar, T W Fasih, S El-Bayoumy, H A Abd El-Rehim
Nanostructured materials attracted considerable attention because of its high surface area to volume ratio resulting from their nano-scale dimensions. This class of sorbents is expected to have a potential impact on enhancement the efficacy of radioisotope generators for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in nuclear medicine. This review provides a summary on the importance of nanostructured materials as effective sorbents for the development of clinical-scale radioisotope generators and outlining the assessment of recent developments, key challenges and promising access to the near future...
August 10, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821477/tgf-%C3%AE-induced-intracellular-pai-1-is-responsible-for-retaining-hematopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-niche
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Takashi Yahata, Abd Aziz Ibrahim, Yukari Muguruma, Mesut Eren, Alexander M Shaffer, Nobuo Watanabe, Satoko Kaneko, Tetsuo Nakabayashi, Takashi Dan, Noriaki Hirayama, Douglas E Vaughan, Toshio Miyata, Kiyoshi Ando
Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) reside in the supportive stromal niche in bone marrow (BM); when needed, however, they are rapidly mobilized into the circulation, suggesting that HSPCs are intrinsically highly motile but are usually stayed in the niche. We questioned what determines the motility of HSPCs. Here we show that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-induced intracellular plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 activation is responsible for keeping HSPCs in the BM niche. We found that the expression of PAI-1, a downstream target of TGF-β-signaling, was selectively augmented in niche-residing HSPCs...
August 18, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821307/determination-of-residues-of-diazinon-and-chlorpyrifos-in-lavender-and-rosemary-leaves-by-gas-chromatography
#3
Mamdouh R Rezk, Abd El-Aziz B Abd El-Aleem, Shaban M Khalile, Omneya K El-Naggar
A sensitive gas chromatographic (GC) GC method has been developed for the determination of diazinon and chlorpyrifos residues in lavender and rosemary leaves. The developed method consists of blending weighed samples of chopped leaves with sodium sulfate as the dehydrating agent, extraction with ethyl acetate, filtration, evaporation with a rotary evaporator, and, finally, capillary GC determination of the pesticides. The recoveries of the method were greater than 90%, and the LOQ was less than 0.1 µg/mL...
August 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819799/accuracy-of-cannulated-pedicle-screw-versus-conventional-pedicle-screw-for-extra-pedicular-screw-placement-in-dysplastic-pedicles-without-cancellous-channel-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-computerized-tomography-ct-analysis
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Chee Kean Lee, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Siti Mariam Abd Gani, Mun Keong Kwan
PURPOSE: This study aimed at studying the accuracy and safety of extra-pedicular screw insertion for dysplastic pedicles in AIS comparing cannulated screw system versus conventional screw system. METHODS: 104 AIS patients with 1524 pedicle screws were evaluated using CT scan. 302 screws were inserted in dysplastic pedicles using fluoroscopic guidance technique. 155 screws were inserted using a cannulated system (Group 1), whereas 147 screws were inserted using standard screws (Group 2)...
August 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819665/efficient-photoelectrochemical-water-splitting-on-ultrasmall-defect-rich-taox-nanoclusters-enhanced-by-size-selected-pt-nanocluster-promoters
#5
Saurabh Srivastava, Joseph Palathinkal Thomas, Nina Heinig, Marwa Abd-Ellah, Md Anisur Rahman, Kam Tong Leung
Formation of nanoclusters has attracted a lot of attention in recent years because of their distinct properties from isolated atoms and bulk solids. Here, we focus on the catalytic properties of supported transition metal oxide nanoclusters, such as TaO2, with a well-defined size distribution below 10 nm. We show that their catalytic performance can be greatly enhanced by introducing a reaction promoter such as Pt. Different combinations of precisely size-selected, defect-rich TaOx and Pt nanoclusters are produced by a gas-phase aggregation technique in a special DC magnetron sputtering system...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819610/a-rare-case-of-massive-rotator-cuff-tear-and-biceps-tendon-rupture-with-posterior-shoulder-dislocation-in-a-young-adult-surgical-decision-making-and-outcome
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En Loong Soon, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
INTRODUCTION: Massive rotator cuff tears (RCTs) in the context of shoulder dislocations are relatively uncommon in the young adult (<40 years) and if reported are more commonly described in association with acute traumatic anterior glenohumeral dislocations. They have rarely been described with posterior dislocations, regardless of patient age. This is the 1(st) case reported in the context of posterior dislocations, where a triad of biceps tendon rupture, posterior dislocation, and RCTs was observed during surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811956/spectrophotometric-methods-for-simultaneous-determination-of-oxytetracycline-hcl-and-flunixin-meglumine-in-their-veterinary-pharmaceutical-formulation
#7
Hanan A Merey, Mahmmoud S Abd-Elmonem, Hagar N Nazlawy, Hala E Zaazaa
Four precise, accurate, selective, and sensitive UV-spectrophotometric methods were developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of a binary mixture of Oxytetracycline HCl (OXY) and Flunixin Meglumine (FLU). The first method, dual wavelength (DW), depends on measuring the difference in absorbance (ΔA 273.4-327 nm) for the determination of OXY where FLU is zero while FLU is determined at ΔA 251.7-275.7 nm. The second method, first-derivative spectrophotometric method (1D), depends on measuring the peak amplitude of the first derivative selectively at 377 and 266...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811174/subchronic-exposure-to-sublethal-dose-of-imidacloprid-changes-electrophysiological-properties-and-expression-pattern-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subtypes-in-insect-neurosecretory-cells
#8
Yassine Benzidane, Delphine Goven, Aly Ahmed Abd-Ella, Caroline Deshayes, Bruno Lapied, Valérie Raymond
Neonicotinoids are the most important class of insecticides used in agriculture over the last decade. They act as selective agonists of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). The emergence of insect resistance to these insecticides is one of the major problems, which limit the use of neonicotinoids. The aim of our study is to better understand physiological changes appearing after subchronic exposure to sublethal doses of insecticide using complementary approaches that include toxicology, electrophysiology, molecular biology and calcium imaging...
August 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808589/anti-angiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-potential-pathways-therapy-and-current-strategies-a-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed M Al-Abd, Abdulmohsin J Alamoudi, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Thikryat A Neamatallah, Osama M Ashour
Recent strategies for the treatment of cancer, other than just tumor cell killing have been under intensive development, such as anti-angiogenic therapeutic approach. Angiogenesis inhibition is an important strategy for the treatment of solid tumors, which basically depends on cutting off the blood supply to tumor micro-regions, resulting in pan-hypoxia and pan-necrosis within solid tumor tissues. The differential activation of angiogenesis between normal and tumor tissues makes this process an attractive strategic target for anti-tumor drug discovery...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808400/induction-of-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-by-flavokawain-c-on-ht-29-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-via-enhancement-of-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-upregulation-of-p21-p27-and-gadd153-and-inactivation-of-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-proteins
#10
Chung-Weng Phang, Saiful Anuar Karsani, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Chalcones have been shown to exhibit anti-cancer properties by targeting multiple molecular pathways. It was, therefore, of interest to investigate flavokawain C (FKC), a naturally occurring chalcone, which can be isolated from Kava (Piper methysticum Forst) root extract. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of FKC on the growth of HT-29 cells and its underlying mechanism of action. Cell viability of HT-29 cells was assessed by Sulforhodamine B assay after FKC treatment. Induction of apoptosis was examined by established morphological and biochemical assays...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808387/new-apigenin-glycoside-polyphenolic-constituents-anti-inflammatory-and-hepatoprotective-activities-of-gaillardia-grandiflora-and-gaillardia-pulchella-aerial-parts
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Fatma A Moharram, Rabab Abd El Moneim El Dib, Mohamed S Marzouk, Siham M El-Shenawy, Haitham A Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Gaillardia grandiflora Hort. ex Van Houte and Gaillardia pulchella Foug are flowering plants widely cultivated in Egypt for their ornamental value. Previous reports demonstrated that sesquiterpene derivatives represent the major compounds in both species. Moreover, only few flavones were identified from genus Gaillardia and few studies on the cytotoxicity of G. pulchella were found. AIM OF THE STUDY: Investigation of the phenolic constituents of the aerial parts of both species and evaluation of their anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807229/tagetones-a-and-b-new-cytotoxic-monocyclic-diterpenoids-from-flowers-of-tagetes-minuta
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Sabrin Ragab Mohamed Ibrahim, Gamal Abd Allah Mohamed
Tagetones A (1) and B (2), two new monocyclic diterpenoids were isolated from the n-hexane fraction of fresh flowers of Tagetes minuta L. (Asteraceae). Their structures were established by multiple spectroscopic methods (IR, HR-ESI-MS, and 1D-, and 2D-NMR), in addition to comparison with literature data. Compound 1 showed cytotoxic activity towards MCF7 and A549 cancer cells with IC50 values being 4.68 and 4.24 µmol·L(-1), respectively, compared to doxorubicin (IC50 0.13 and 1.12 µmol·L(-1), respectively)...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805665/the-role-of-solvent-accessible-leu-208-of-cold-active-pseudomonas-fluorescens-strain-ams8-lipase-in-interfacial-activation-substrate-accessibility-and-low-molecular-weight-esterification-in-the-presence-of-toluene
#13
Norhayati Yaacob, Nor Hafizah Ahmad Kamarudin, Adam Thean Chor Leow, Abu Bakar Salleh, Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, Mohd Shukuri Mohamad Ali
The alkaline cold-active lipase from Pseudomonas fluorescens AMS8 undergoes major structural changes when reacted with hydrophobic organic solvents. In toluene, the AMS8 lipase catalytic region is exposed by the moving hydrophobic lid 2 (Glu-148 to Gly-167). Solvent-accessible surface area analysis revealed that Leu-208, which is located next to the nucleophilic Ser-207 has a focal function in influencing substrate accessibility and flexibility of the catalytic pocket. Based on molecular dynamic simulations, it was found that Leu-208 strongly facilitates the lid 2 opening via its side-chain...
August 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805642/hytrosaviruses-current-status-and-perspective
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REVIEW
Henry M Kariithi, Irene K Meki, Drion G Boucias, Adly Mm Abd-Alla
Salivary gland hytrosaviruses (SGHVs) are entomopathogenic dsDNA, enveloped viruses that replicate in the salivary glands (SGs) of the adult dipterans, Glossina spp (GpSGHV) and Musca domestica (MdSGHV). Although belonging to the same virus family (Hytrosaviridae), SGHVs have distinct morphologies and pathobiologies. Two GpSGHV strains potentially account for the differential pathologies in lab-bred tsetse. New data suggest incorporation of host-derived cellular proteins and lipids into mature SGHVs. In addition to within the SGs, MdSGHV undergoes limited replication in the corpora allata, potentially disrupting hormone biosynthesis, and GpSGHV replicates in the milk glands providing a transmission conduit to progeny tsetse...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803697/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-gene-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-in-egyptian-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
#15
Doaa M Youssef, Amal S El-Shal, Samia Hussein, Khaled Salah, Abd El Rahman E Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) characterized by complex pathogenesis and clinical course with relapses; and needs novel breakthroughs for decades. Polymorphisms of cytokines genes including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)may influence susceptibility to NS as well as different patients' steroid responses. In the current study, we demonstrated the potential roles of TNF-α promoter gene polymorphisms [-238, -308, -863] and haplotypes in susceptibility to childhood NS. Also, elucidating their possible influence on patients' steroid response and serum TNF-α level...
August 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803043/structure-based-development-of-novel-triazoles-and-related-thiazolotriazoles-as-anticancer-agents-and-cdc25a-b-phosphatase-inhibitors-synthesis-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-molecular-docking-and-in-silico-adme-t-studies
#16
Sherif A F Rostom, Mona H Badr, Heba A Abd El Razik, Hayam M A Ashour
Synthesis of twenty nine new 1,2,4-triazoles and some derived thiazolothiadiazoles (structurally-relevant to some reported triazoles with anticancer and/or Cdc25A/B inhibitory activities) is described in this study. The obtained NCI's in vitro antitumor data revealed that five analogs (12, 15, 18, 19 and 22) displayed considerable tumor percentage growth inhibitory activity (GI%), among which the analog 18 possessed a special antitumor potential and spectrum. Additionally, the same five analogs showed a marginal GI effect on the normal breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A indicating higher selectivity towards cancer cells...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800278/the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-ocimum-basilicum-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
#17
S S Ali, M G Abd El Wahab, N N Ayuob, M Suliaman
We investigated the efficacy of Ocimum basilicum (OB) essential oils for treating depression related behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes caused by exposure to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) in mice and to explore the mechanism underlying the pathology. Male albino mice were divided into four groups: controls; CUMS; CUMS plus fluoxetine, the antidepressant administered for pharmacological validation of OB; and CUMS plus OB. Behavioral tests included the forced swim test (FST), elevated plus-maze (EPM) and the open field test (OFT); these tests were performed at the end of the experiment...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800174/curcumin-ameliorates-diclofenac-sodium-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-male-albino-rats
#18
Ahmady Y Ahmed, Amany M Gad, Ola M Abd El-Raouf
Exposure to drugs often results in toxicity in the kidney which represents the major control system maintaining homeostasis of the body and thus is especially susceptible to xenobiotics. Nephrotoxicity is a life-threatening side-effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diclofenac is one of the most frequently prescribed NSAIDs and have been reported to cause multiple organs damage. Curcumin (CUR) exhibits nephroprotective properties. Therefore, rats were divided into four groups; rats of groups 3 and 4 received diclofenac (100 mg/kg, i...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799297/exploring-the-microbial-diversity-in-jordanian-hot-springs-by-comparative-metagenomic-analysis
#19
Emad I Hussein, Jacob H Jacob, Muhamad Ali K Shakhatreh, Mutaz A Abd Al-Razaq, Abdul-Salam F Juhmani, Christopher T Cornelison
A culture-independent approach was utilized in this study to reveal the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs represented by Ma'in and Afra hot springs. Water samples from Ma'in and Afra hot springs were collected in June 2015. The in situ temperature of water samples range was 38-59°C and the pH range was 7.4-8.4. The metagenome was extracted and analyzed using the next generation technology (bTEFAP(®) ). A total of 314,310 sequences were parsed and 288,452 were then clustered. The sequences were predominated by bacteria (>84%) and the relative abundance of archaea in each sample was <1%...
August 10, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799143/adsorption-studies-on-the-removal-of-cod-and-bod-from-treated-sewage-using-activated-carbon-prepared-from-date-palm-waste
#20
Abd ElAziz A Nayl, Reda A Elkhashab, Tamer El Malah, Sobhy M Yakout, Mohamed A El-Khateeb, Mahmoud M S Ali, Hazim M Ali
In this work, the adsorption of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) from treated sewage with low-cost activated carbon prepared from date palm shell waste by chemical activation method was studied. Different parameters affecting the adsorption process such as carbon dose, pH, contact time, agitation rate, and temperature were studied. Adsorption equilibrium was attained after 150 min at pH 6.0 with agitation rate of 400 rpm at 25 °C. The results showed that COD removal percentage of 95...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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