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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320043/effects-of-ranolazine-in-a-model-of-doxorubicin-induced-left-ventricle-diastolic-dysfunction
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Donato Cappetta, Grazia Esposito, Raffaele Coppini, Elena Piegari, Rosa Russo, Loreta Pia Ciuffreda, Alessia Rivellino, Lorenzo Santini, Concetta Rafaniello, Cristina Scavone, Francesco Rossi, Liberato Berrino, Konrad Urbanek, Antonella De Angelis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Doxorubicin (DOXO) is a highly effective anticancer drug but its clinical application is impeded by cardiotoxicity. Asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction can be the earliest manifestation of DOXO cardiotoxicity. Therefore, a search for therapeutic intervention that can interfere with early manifestations and possibly prevent late cardiotoxicity is warranted. Increased DOXO-dependent reactive oxygen species may explain, in part, Ca(2+) and Na(+) overload that contributes to diastolic dysfunction and development of heart failure...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319888/heterogeneous-reaction-of-peroxyacetyl-nitrate-pan-on-soot
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Ximeng Zhao, Tianyu Gao, Jianbo Zhang
The interaction between photochemical oxidants and aerosol particles has been examined in previous atmospheric pollution studies. The heterogeneous reaction can affect the concentration of gases and free radicals, as well as the morphology and properties of particles. In this report, the interaction between the photochemical oxidant peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and soot particles was investigated using a flow tube system. We used real-time online monitoring equipment to track changes in PAN concentrations. Substances on the soot surface were detected using ion chromatography (IC), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and other surface analysis methods...
March 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319703/impacts-of-human-activities-on-nutrient-transport-in-the-yellow-river-the-role-of-the-water-sediment-regulation-scheme
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Xinyu Li, Hontao Chen, Xueyan Jiang, Zhigang Yu, Qingzhen Yao
Anthropogenic activities alter the natural states of large rivers and their surrounding environment. The Yellow River is a well-studied case of a large river with heavy human control. An artificial managed water and sediment release system, known as the Water-Sediment Regulation Scheme (WSRS), has been carried out annually in the Yellow River since 2002. Nutrient concentrations and composition display significant time and space variations during the WSRS period. To figure out the anthropogenic impact of nutrient changes and transport in the Yellow River, biogeochemical observations were carried out in both middle reaches and lower reaches of the Yellow River during 2014 WSRS period...
March 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317859/physiological-and-transcriptional-approaches-reveal-connection-between-nitrogen-and-manganese-cycles-in-shewanella-algae-c6g3
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Axel Aigle, Patricia Bonin, Chantal Iobbi-Nivol, Vincent Méjean, Valérie Michotey
To explain anaerobic nitrite/nitrate production at the expense of ammonium mediated by manganese oxide (Mn(IV)) in sediment, nitrate and manganese respirations were investigated in a strain (Shewanella algae C6G3) presenting these features. In contrast to S. oneidensis MR-1, a biotic transitory nitrite accumulation at the expense of ammonium was observed in S. algae during anaerobic growth with Mn(IV) under condition of limiting electron acceptor, concomitantly, with a higher electron donor stoichiometry than expected...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317051/photochemically-assisted-fast-abiotic-oxidation-of-manganese-and-formation-of-%C3%AE-mno2-nanosheets-in-nitrate-solution
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Haesung Jung, Tandeep S Chadha, Doyoon Kim, Pratim Biswas, Young-Shin Jun
This study introduces a new and previously unconsidered fast abiotic formation of Mn(iv) oxides. We report photochemically assisted fast abiotic oxidation of Mn(2+) (aq) to Mn(iv) (s) by superoxide radicals generated from nitrate photolysis. This photochemical pathway generates randomly stacked layered birnessite (δ-MnO2) nanosheets.
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315300/interaction-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-and-heme-the-relevance-of-its-biological-function
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Yi Huang, Pengfei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Peipei Wang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
GAPDH was speculated to function as a transient trap to reduce the potential toxicity of free heme by a specific and reversible binding with heme. Up to now, there has been lack of studies focused on this effect. In this paper, the efficiency of GAPDH-heme complex on catalyzing protein carbonylation and nitration, the cross-linking of heme to protein formation, and cytotoxicity of GAPDH-heme were studied. It was found that the binding of GAPDH could inhibit H2O2-mediated degradation of heme. Peroxidase activity of GAPDH-heme complex was higher than that of free heme, but significantly lower than that of HSA-heme...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314724/impact-of-seasonal-hypoxia-on-activity-and-community-structure-of-chemolithoautotrophic-bacteria-in-a-coastal-sediment
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Yvonne A Lipsewers, Diana Vasquez-Cardenas, Dorina Seitaj, Regina Schauer, Silvia Hidalgo Martinez, Jaap S Sinninghe Damsté, Filip J R Meysman, Laura Villanueva, Henricus T S Boschker
Seasonal hypoxia in coastal systems drastically changes the availability of electron acceptors in bottom water, which alters the sedimentary reoxidation of reduced compounds. However, the effect of seasonal hypoxia on the chemolithoautotrophic community that catalyze these reoxidation reactions, is rarely studied. Here we examine the changes in activity and structure of the sedimentary chemolithoautotrophic bacterial community of a seasonally hypoxic saline basin under oxic (spring) and hypoxic (summer) conditions...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304113/partitioning-of-nanoparticle-originated-dissolved-silver-in-natural-and-artificial-sediments
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Juho E Rajala, Eeva-Riikka Vehniäinen, Ari Väisänen, Jussi V K Kukkonen
Sediments are believed to be a major sink for the silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in the aquatic environment, but there is a lack of knowledge about the environmental effects and behaviour of AgNP in sediments. The release of highly toxic Ag(+) through dissolution of AgNP is one mechanism leading to toxic effects in sediments. We applied an ultrasound-assisted sequential extraction method to evaluate the dissolution of AgNP and to study the partitioning of dissolved Ag in sediments. Ag was spiked into artificial (AS) and 2 natural sediments (HS, KS) as silver nitrate (AgNO3 ), uncoated AgNP (uc-AgNP), or polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated AgNP (PVP-AgNP)...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304020/interaction-of-copper-with-dinitrogen-tetroxide-in-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-based-ionic-liquids
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I V Morozov, E B Deeva, T Yu Glazunova, S I Troyanov, F I Guseinov, L M Kustov
Ionic liquids that are stable toward oxidation and nitration and are based on the 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cation (BMIm(+)) can be used as solvents and reaction media for copper dissolution in liquid dinitrogen tetraoxide N2O4. The ionic liquid not only favors the dissociation of N2O4 into NO(+) and NO3(-), but also takes part in the formation of different crystalline products. Thus, NO[BF4], NO[Cu(NO3)3] and (BMIm)2[Cu2(CF3COO)6] were prepared using (BMIm)A, A(-) = [BF4](-), (CF3SO2)2N(-), CF3COO(-), respectively...
March 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303599/impact-of-surface-ozone-interactions-on-indoor-air-chemistry-a-modelling-study
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Magdalena Kruza, Alastair C Lewis, Glenn Morrison, Nicola Carslaw
An INdoor air Detailed Chemical Model (INDCM) was developed to investigate the impact of ozone reactions with indoor surfaces (including occupants), on indoor air chemistry in simulated apartments subject to ambient air pollution. The results are consistent with experimental studies showing that approximately 80% of ozone indoors is lost through deposition to surfaces. The human body removes ozone most effectively from indoor air per square meter of surface, but the most significant surfaces for C6 -C10 aldehyde formation are soft furniture and painted walls owing to their large internal surfaces...
March 17, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302706/acclimatization-of-the-systemic-microcirculation-to-alveolar-hypoxia-is-mediated-by-inos-dependent-increased-nitric-oxide-availability
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Alfred J Casillan, Jie Chao, John G Wood, Norberto C Gonzalez
Rats breathing 10% O2 show a rapid and widespread systemic microvascular inflammation that results from nitric oxide (NO) depletion secondary to increased reactive O2 species (ROS) generation. The inflammation eventually resolves and the microcirculation becomes resistant to more severe hypoxia. These experiments were directed to determine the mechanisms underlying this microvascular acclimatization process. Intravital microscopy of the mesentery showed that after three weeks of hypoxia (PB ~380 Torr, inspired PO2 ~ 68-70 Torr) rats showed no evidence of inflammation; however, treatment with the inducible NO synthase (iNOS) inhibitor L-N(6)-(1-Iminoethyl) lysine dihydrochloride (L-NIL) led to ROS generation, leukocyte-endothelial adherence and emigration, and increased vascular permeability...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302048/protein-tyrosine-nitration-role-in-aging
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Bulbul Chakravarti, Deb Narayan Chakravarti
Aging is the inevitable fate of all living organisms, but the molecular basis of physiological aging is still poorly understood. Oxidative stress is believed to play a key role in the aging process. In addition to reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are generated during aerobic metabolism in living organisms. Protein damage and functional modification by ROS have been demonstrated in details by different investigators. However, compared to protein carbonylation by ROS, fewer studies have been reported on the protein damage by RNS and its implication with the aging process...
March 15, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301318/antihypernociceptive-and-antioxidant-effects-of-petersianthus-macrocarpus-stem-bark-extracts-in-rats-with-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-persistent-inflammatory-pain
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Francis Desire Tatsinkou Bomba, Bibiane Aimée Wandji, Christian Kuete Fofié, Albert Kamanyi, Télesphore Benoit Nguelefack
Background Petersianthus macrocarpus (P. Beauv.) Liben (Lecythidaceae) is a plant used in Cameroonian folk medicine to cure ailments such as inflammation and pain. Previous work showed that aqueous (AEPM) and methanol (MEPM) extracts from the stem bark of P. macrocarpus possess acute analgesic activities. The present study evaluates whether the same extracts could inhibit persistent hyperalgesia induced by complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) in rats. Methods Inflammatory pain was induced by intraplantar injection of CFA into the left hind paw of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299750/impacts-of-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-on-bacterial-community-in-activated-sludge
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I Kamika, M Tekere
Rapidly developing industry raises concerns about the environmental impacts of nanoparticles, but the effects of inorganic nanoparticles on bacterial community in wastewater treatment remain unclear. The present research assessed the impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles (nCeO) on the microbiome of activated sludge system. The results showed that 18,330 over 28,201 reads generated from control samples were assigned to Proteobacteria while 5527 reads (19.6%), 3260 reads (11.567%), and 719 reads (2.55%) were assigned to unclassified_Bacteria, Firmicutes and Actinobacteria, respectively...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296653/involvement-of-hypothalamic-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-the-modulation-of-a-rat-s-exercise-capacity
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Hongyu Liu, Jinjuan Xue
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of nitric oxide (NO) in some regions of the hypothalamus on exercise capacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess the role of central NO in exercise capacity, L-arginine (L-Arg, a precursor of NO synthesis), NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, a NO synthase inhibitor), or placebo saline was injected into the lateral cerebral ventricle of rats once a day for 4 consecutive days. Thereafter, an one-time exhaustive treadmill exercise was performed, and the levels of nitrate/nitrite, as a marker of NO production, in blood plasma and hypothalamus were assayed...
March 14, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293626/nitrogen-removal-characteristics-of-pseudomonas-putida-y-9-capable-of-heterotrophic-nitrification-and-aerobic-denitrification-at-low-temperature
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Yi Xu, Tengxia He, Zhenlun Li, Qing Ye, Yanli Chen, Enyu Xie, Xue Zhang
The cold-adapted bacterium Pseudomonas putida Y-9 was investigated and exhibited excellent capability for nitrogen removal at 15°C. The strain capable of heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification could efficiently remove ammonium, nitrate, and nitrite at an average removal rate of 2.85 mg, 1.60 mg, and 1.83 mg NL(-1 )h(-1), respectively. Strain Y-9 performed nitrification in preference to denitrification when ammonium and nitrate or ammonium and nitrite coexisted in the solution. Meantime, the presence of nitrate had no effect on the ammonium removal rate of strain Y-9, and yet the presence of high concentration of nitrite would inhibit the cell growth and decrease the nitrification rate...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293295/electrode-assisted-acetoin-production-in-a-metabolically-engineered-escherichia-coli-strain
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Andreas H Förster, Sebastian Beblawy, Frederik Golitsch, Johannes Gescher
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for the anaerobic fermentation of glucose to acetoin. Acetoin has well-established applications in industrial food production and was suggested to be a platform chemical for a bio-based economy. However, the biotechnological production is often hampered by the simultaneous formation of several end products in the absence of an electron acceptor. Moreover, typical production strains are often potentially pathogenic...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292470/sexual-dimorphism-in-the-effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-antioxidant-defense-mechanisms-in-the-human-placenta
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LaShauna Evans, Leslie Myatt
INTRODUCTION: Maternal obesity creates an adverse intrauterine environment, negatively impacts placental respiration, is associated with a higher incidence of pregnancy complications and programs the offspring for disease in adult life in a sexually dimorphic manner. We defined the effect of maternal obesity and fetal sex on pro- and anti-oxidant status in placenta and placental mitochondria. METHODS: Placental villous tissue was collected at term via c-section prior to labor from four groups of patients based on fetal sex and prepregnancy/1st trimester body mass index: lean - BMI 22...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292196/nitration-of-trpm2-as-a-molecular-switch-induces-autophagy-during-brain-pericyte-injury
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Quan Jiang, Yinping Gao, Chengkun Wang, Rong-Rong Tao, Yan Wu, Kaiyu Zhan, Mei-Hua Liao, Nannan Lu, Ying-Mei Lu, Christopher Stuart Wilcox, Jianhong Luo, Lin-Hua Jiang, Wei Yang, Feng Han
AIMS: Dysfunction of neurovascular pericytes underlies breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, but the molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated the role of the TRPM2 channel and autophagy during brain pericyte injury in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: A rapid induction in autophagy in human brain vascular pericytes, in zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NP)-induced cell stress model, was paralleled with an increase in the expression of the TRPM2-S truncated isoform, which was abolished by treatment with a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor and peroxynitrite scavenger...
March 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290520/ccl2-nitration-is-a-negative-regulator-of-chemokine-mediated-inflammation
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Catriona E Barker, Sarah Thompson, Graeme O'Boyle, Hugues Lortat-Jacob, Neil S Sheerin, Simi Ali, John A Kirby
Chemokines promote leukocyte recruitment during inflammation. The oxidative burst is an important effector mechanism, this leads to the generation of reactive nitrogen species (RNS), including peroxynitrite (ONOO). The current study was performed to determine the potential for nitration to alter the chemical and biological properties of the prototypical CC chemokine, CCL2. Immunofluorescence was performed to assess the presence of RNS in kidney biopsies. Co-localisation was observed between RNS-modified tyrosine residues and the chemokine CCL2 in diseased kidneys...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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