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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545140/the-role-of-the-zinc-finger-protein-zc3h32-in-bloodstream-form-trypanosoma-brucei
#1
Cornelia Klein, Monica Terrao, Christine Clayton
Kinetoplastids rely heavily on post-transcriptional mechanisms for control of gene expression, with regulation of mRNA processing, translation and degradation by RNA-binding proteins. ZC3H32 is a cytosolic mRNA-binding protein with three non-canonical CCCH zinc finger domains. It is much more abundant in bloodstream-form Trypanosoma brucei than in procyclic forms. Tethering of ZC3H32 to a reporter mRNA suppressed translation and resulted in mRNA degradation, and deletion analysis suggested that this activity was present in both the N- and C-terminal domains, but not the central zinc finger-containing domain...
2017: PloS One
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
#2
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/28544560/fatal-intoxication-by-5f-adb-and-diphenidine-detection-quantification-and-investigation-of-their-main-metabolic-pathways-in-human-by-lc-ms-ms-and-lc-q-tofms
#3
Maiko Kusano, Kei Zaitsua, Kentaro Taki, Kazuaki Hisatsune, Jun'ichi Nakajima, Takako Moriyasu, Tomomi Asano, Yumi Hayashi, Hitoshi Tsuchihashi, Akira Ishii
Despite the implementation of the new blanket scheduling system in 2013, new psychoactive substance (NPS) abuse remains a serious social concern in Japan. We present a fatal intoxication case involving 5F-ADB (methyl 2-[1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido]-3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and diphenidine. Postmortem blood screening by liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC/Q-TOFMS) in the information dependent acquisition (IDA) mode only detected diphenidine. Further urinary screening using an in-house database containing new NPS and metabolites detected not only diphenidine but also possible 5F-ADB metabolites; subsequent targeted screening by LC/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) allowed for the detection of very low level of unchanged 5F-ADB in postmortem heart blood...
May 21, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544417/rapid-discovery-and-identification-of-the-prototypes-and-their-metabolites-of-da-huang-xiao-shi-decoction-in-rat-plasma-by-an-integrative-strategy-based-on-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry
#4
Dan Wang, Qingshui Shi, Fang Feng
Da-Huang-Xiao-Shi decoction has been used to treat damp-heat jaundice for centuries in China. However, the absorbed components of the decoction and their related metabolites are little known till now. In this work, an integrative strategy based on liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (time-of-flight/triple-quadruple tandem) was adopted to effectively identify the prototypes and their metabolites and to speculate the possible transformation pathways among these compounds. Using pattern recognition approaches, the exogenous compounds in rat plasma were screened out from endogenous compounds and then distinguished into prototypes and metabolites according to the characteristic information from the self-building database of Da-Huang-Xiao-Shi decoction...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544407/no-relevant-impact-of-ambient-temperature-on-disability-measurements-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#5
J-P Stellmann, K L Young, E Vettorazzi, J Pöttgen, C Heesen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) report a worsening of symptoms due to high ambient temperatures, but objective data about this association are rare and contradictory. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of ambient temperature on standard clinical tests. METHODS: We extracted the Symbol Digit Modality Test, Nine Hole Peg Test, Timed 25 Foot Walk (T25FW), Timed Tandem Walk, Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and quality-of-life items on cognition, fatigue and depression from our clinical database and matched them to historical temperatures...
June 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544187/chemical-composition-and-immuno-modulatory-effects-of-urtica-dioica-l-stinging-nettle-extracts
#6
Marina Francišković, Raquel Gonzalez-Pérez, Dejan Orčić, Fermín Sánchez de Medina, Olga Martínez-Augustin, Emilija Svirčev, Nataša Simin, Neda Mimica-Dukić
The purpose of this work was to determine the chemical profile of stinging nettle and to provide an insight into the mechanisms by which it ameliorates the immune response. Qualitative and quantitative liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analyses indicated that phenolic acids (5-O-caffeoylquinic acid as dominant) and flavonol glycosides (rutin, isoquercitrin, and kaempferol 3-O-glucoside) are present in the aerial parts, while lignans (secoisolariciresinol, 9,9'-bisacetyl-neo-olivil and their glucosides) were detected in the root...
May 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544050/total-synthesis-of-%C3%A2-waihoensene
#7
Hee-Yoon Lee, Hongsoo Lee, Taek Kang
The first total synthesis of waihoensene, a tetracyclic diterpene containing an angular triquinane and a six-membered ring, with four contiguous quaternary carbon atoms, was achieved through the tandem cycloaddition reaction of an allenyl diazo substrate containing a six-membered ring via trimethylenemethane (TMM) diyl intermediate.
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543912/association-study-of-interleukin-1-family-interleukin-6-and-its-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#8
Lydie Izakovicova Holla, Simona Valova, Petra Borilova Linhartova, Jirina Bartova, Jitka Petanova, Pavel Kuklinek, Antonin Fassmann
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is one of the most common oral chronic ulcerative disease in which proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 1 (IL-1) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) are thought to play an important role. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between polymorphisms in the IL-1 cytokine family, IL-6 or its receptor and RAS in the Czech population. METHODS: A total of 248 subjects, 184 healthy controls and 64 patients with RAS were genotyped for IL-1A-889C>T, IL-1B-511C>T, IL-1B+3953C>T, IL-1RN86 bp variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) in intron 2, IL-6-597G>A, IL-6-572G>C, IL-6-174G>C and IL-6R+48992A>C by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543513/lc-ms-ms-isomeric-profiling-of-permethylated-n-glycans-derived-from-serum-haptoglobin-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-and-cirrhotic-patients
#9
Yifan Huang, Shiyue Zhou, Jianhui Zhu, David M Lubman, Yehia Mechref
Early stage detection and cancer treatment demand the identification of reliable biomarkers. Over the past decades, efforts have been devoted to assess the variation of glycosylation level as well as the glycan structures of proteins in blood or serum, associated with the development and/or progression of several cancers, including liver. Herein, an LC-MS/MS-based analysis was conducted to define the glycosylation patterns of haptoglobin glycoprotein derived from sera collected from cirrhotic and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients...
May 25, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542464/maternal-low-thyroxin-levels-are-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-chinese-population
#10
Yong Zhang, Xiaobei Dai, Shuai Yang, Chen Zhang, Mi Han, He-Feng Huang, Jianxia Fan
Although thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy may have adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes, few studies have examined the relationship between maternal low free thyroxin (FT4) levels in both first and third trimesters of pregnancy and the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We hypothesized that low FT4 levels in either first or third trimesters of pregnancy may have different effects on pregnancy outcomes. The study included 6,031 mothers who provided both first and third pregnancy serum samples for analyses of thyroid function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541702/electrooxidative-tandem-cyclization-of-activated-alkynes-with-sulfinic-acids-to-access-sulfonated-indenones
#11
Jiangwei Wen, Wenyan Shi, Fan Zhang, Dong Liu, Shan Tang, Huamin Wang, Xiao-Min Lin, Aiwen Lei
An electrooxidative direct arylsulfonlylation of ynones with sulfinic acids via a radical tandem cyclization strategy has been developed for the construction of sulfonated indenones under oxidant-free conditions. This method provides a simple and efficient approach to prepare various sulfonylindenones in good to excellent yields, demonstrating the tremendous prospect of utilizing electrocatalysis in oxidative coupling. Notably, this reaction could be easily scaled up with good efficiency.
May 25, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541419/acute-toxicity-from-intravenous-use-of-the-tricyclic-antidepressant-tianeptine
#12
Sara K Dempsey, Justin L Poklis, Kacie Sweat, Kirk Cumpston, Carl E Wolf
Tianeptine (7-[([3-chloro-6,11]-dihydro-6-methyldibenzo[c,f][1,2]thiazepin-11-yl) amino] heptanoic acid S, S dioxide) is a tricyclic compound prescribed as an antidepressant in European countries, but is not currently approved for use in the United States. There are few published case reports of tianeptine intoxication. Presented is the first case of acute toxicity associated with the intravenous use of tianeptine. A 36-year-old male intentionally injected tianeptine powder intravenously to "help him see into the future"...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541145/pharmacokinetics-of-butorphanol-tartrate-in-a-long-acting-poloxamer-407-gel-formulation-administered-to-hispaniolan-amazon-parrots-amazona-ventralis
#13
Delphine Laniesse, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Heather K Knych, Dale A Smith, Cornelia Mosley, Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Hugues Beaufrère
OBJECTIVE To determine pharmacokinetics of butorphanol tartrate incorporated into poloxamer 407 (P407) after SC administration to Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis). ANIMALS 11 adult Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (6 males and 5 females; 11 to 27 years old). PROCEDURES A sterile formulation of butorphanol in P407 (But-P407) 25% (percentage determined as [weight of P407/weight of diluent] × 100]) was created (8.3 mg/mL). Five preliminary experiments (2 birds/experiment) were performed to determine the ideal dose for this species...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540853/determination-of-serum-albumin-analytical-challenges-a-french-multicenter-study
#14
Adrien Rossary, Françoise Blondé-Cynober, Jean-Philippe Bastard, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Pascale Beyne, Jocelyne Drai, Christine Lombard, Ingrid Anglard, Christian Aussel, Sophie Claeyssens, Marie-Paule Vasson
Among the biological markers of morbidity and mortality, albumin holds a key place in the range of criteria used by the High Authority for Health (HAS) for the assessment of malnutrition and the coding of information system medicalization program (PMSI). If the principle of quantification methods have not changed in recent years, the dispersion of external evaluations of the quality (EEQ) data shows that the standardization using the certified reference material (CRM) 470 is not optimal. The aim of this multicenter study involving 7 sites, conducted by a working group of the French Society of Clinical Biology (SFBC), was to assess whether the albuminemia values depend on the analytical system used...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540730/surface-confined-aqueous-reversible-addition-fragmentation-chain-transfer-scaraft-polymerization-method-for-preparation-of-coated-capillary-leads-to-over-10-000-peptides-identified-from-25-ng-hela-digest-by-using-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#15
Zhenbin Zhang, Elizabeth H Peuchen, Norman J Dovichi
A surface-confined aqueous reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (SCARAFT) polymerization method was developed to coat capillaries for use in capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). SCARAFT polymerization primarily takes place on the inner surface of the capillary instead of in solution, which greatly improves the homogeneity of the coating. Capillaries treated with this coating produced an electroosmotic mobility of 2.8 ± 0.2 × 10-6 cm2·V 1·s-1 (N=3), which is roughly an order of magnitude lower than that of commercial linear polyacrylamide (LPA) coated capillaries...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540722/ultrafast-screening-and-quantitation-of-pesticides-in-food-and-environmental-matrices-by-solid-phase-microextraction-transmission-mode-spme-tm-and-direct-analysis-in-real-time-dart
#16
German Augusto Gómez-Ríos, Emanuela Gionfriddo, Justen J Poole, Janusz Pawliszyn
The direct interface of microextraction technologies to Mass Spectrometry (MS) has unquestionably revolutionized the speed and efficacy at which complex matrices are analyzed. Solid Phase Micro Extraction-Transmission Mode (SPME-TM) is a technology conceived as an effective synergy between sample preparation and ambient ionization. Succinctly, the device consists of a mesh coated with polymeric particles that extract analytes of interest present in a given sample matrix. This coated-mesh acts as a transmission mode substrate for Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART), allowing for rapid and efficient thermal-desorption/ionization of analytes previously concentrated on the coating, and dramatically lowering limits of detection attained by sole DART analysis...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540588/proteomic-analysis-of-the-phycobiliprotein-antenna-of-the-cryptophyte-alga-guillardia-theta-cultured-under-different-light-intensities
#17
Thomas Kieselbach, Otilia Cheregi, Beverley R Green, Christiane Funk
Plants and algae have developed various light-harvesting mechanisms for optimal delivery of excitation energy to the photosystems. Cryptophyte algae have evolved a novel soluble light-harvesting antenna utilizing phycobilin pigments to complement the membrane-intrinsic Chl a/c-binding LHC antenna. This new antenna consists of the plastid-encoded β-subunit, a relic of the ancestral phycobilisome, and a novel nuclear-encoded α-subunit unique to cryptophytes. Together, these proteins form the active α1β·α2β-tetramer...
May 24, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540463/investigating-the-organic-and-conventional-production-type-of-olive-oil-with-target-and-suspect-screening-by-lc-qtof-ms-a-novel-semi-quantification-method-using-chemical-similarity-and-advanced-chemometrics
#18
Natasa P Kalogiouri, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikolaos S Thomaidis
The discrimination of organic and conventional production has been a critical topic of public discussion and constitutes a scientific issue. It remains a challenge to establish a correlation between the agronomical practices and their effects on the composition of olive oils, especially the phenolic composition, since it defines their organoleptic and nutritional value. Thus, a liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole time of flight tandem mass spectrometric method was developed, using target and suspect screening workflows, coupled with advanced chemometrics for the identification of phenolic compounds and the discrimination between organic and conventional extra virgin olive oils...
May 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540349/dataset-of-protein-species-from-human-liver
#19
Stanislav Naryzhny, Maria Maynskova, Victor Zgoda, Alexander Archakov
This article contains data related to the research article entitled "Zipf׳s law in proteomics" (Naryzhny et al., 2017) [1]. The protein composition in the human liver or hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells extracts was estimated using a filter-aided sample preparation (FASP) protocol. The protein species/proteoform composition in the human liver was determined by two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) followed by Electrospray Ionization Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (ESI LC-MS/MS). In the case of two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE), the gel was stained with Coomassie Brilliant Blue R350, and image analysis was performed with ImageMaster 2D Platinum software (GE Healthcare)...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539718/azorella-compacta-infusion-activates-human-immune-cells-and-scavenges-free-radicals-in-vitro
#20
Lenka Tůmová, Zuzana Dučaiová, José Cheel, Ivan Vokřál, Beatriz Sepúlveda, Doris Vokurková
BACKGROUND: Azorella compacta is traditionally used in the form of tea (infusion), in the Andean region of South America, to treat various chronic diseases. However, the health-promoting properties of this herbal tea have not yet been extensively explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The free radical scavenging activity of A. compacta infusion (ACI) was evaluated by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and superoxide anion radical assays. The activation of immune cells by ACI, as determined by cell surface cluster of differentiation 69 expression, was measured by flow cytometry...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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