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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236246/multimycotoxin-analysis-of-south-african-aspergillus-clavatus-isolates
#1
C J Botha, M Truter, M Sulyok
Aspergillus clavatus poisoning is a neuromycotoxicosis of ruminants that occurs sporadically across the world after ingestion of infected feedstuffs. Although various toxic metabolites are synthesized by the fungus, it is not clear which specific or group of mycotoxins induces the syndrome. A. clavatus isolates were deposited in the culture collection of the Biosystematics Division, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council during incidences of livestock poisoning (1988-2016). Six isolates were still viable and these plus three other South African isolates that were also previously deposited in the collection were positively identified as A...
December 13, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236078/an-artificial-neural-network-for-movement-pattern-analysis-to-estimate-blood-alcohol-content-level
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Pedram Gharani, Brian Suffoletto, Tammy Chung, Hassan A Karimi
Impairments in gait occur after alcohol consumption, and, if detected in real-time, could guide the delivery of "just-in-time" injury prevention interventions. We aimed to identify the salient features of gait that could be used for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) level in a typical drinking environment. We recruited 10 young adults with a history of heavy drinking to test our research app. During four consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, every hour from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., they were prompted to use the app to report alcohol consumption and complete a 5-step straight-line walking task, during which 3-axis acceleration and angular velocity data was sampled at a frequency of 100 Hz...
December 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236070/lc-ms-ms-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-analysis-of-phenolic-compounds-and-pentacyclic-triterpenes-in-antifungal-extracts-of-terminalia-brownii-fresen
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Enass Y A Salih, Pia Fyhrquist, Ashraf M A Abdalla, Abdelazim Y Abdelgadir, Markku Kanninen, Marketta Sipi, Olavi Luukkanen, Mustafa K M Fahmi, Mai H Elamin, Hiba A Ali
Decoctions and macerations of the stem bark and wood of Terminalia brownii Fresen. are used in traditional medicine for fungal infections and as fungicides on field crops and in traditional granaries in Sudan. In addition, T. brownii water extracts are commonly used as sprays for protecting wooden houses and furniture. Therefore, using agar disc diffusion and macrodilution methods, eight extracts of various polarities from the stem wood and bark were screened for their growth-inhibitory effects against filamentous fungi commonly causing fruit, vegetable, grain and wood decay, as well as infections in the immunocompromised host...
December 13, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235567/alcohol-and-oestrogen-metabolites-in-postmenopausal-women-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Mary C Playdon, Sally B Coburn, Steven C Moore, Louise A Brinton, Nicolas Wentzensen, Garnet Anderson, Robert Wallace, Roni T Falk, Ruth Pfeiffer, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of several cancers. Potential mechanisms include altered oestrogen metabolism. Parent oestrogens metabolise into alternate pathways of oestrogen metabolites that may have variable effects on cancer pathogenesis. We examined associations of alcohol consumption with circulating oestrogen/oestrogen metabolites in postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)-Observational Study (OS). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of prediagnosis ovarian/endometrial cancer case-control data within WHI-OS (N=1864)...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235296/-effect-of-astragaloside-%C3%A2-combined-with-panax-notoginseng-saponins-on-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-study-of-pharmacokinetics-in-rats
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Jing-Xian Li, Xiao-Qian Yang, Biao Tang, Xiao-Dan Liu, Ying-Hong Tang, Chang-Qing Deng, Xiao-Ping Huang
The aim is to study the effect of astragaloside Ⅳ (AST Ⅳ) combined with Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury, and to probe the synergistic mechanism through the pharmacokinetics of the four major components such as AST Ⅳ, ginsenoside Rg₁ (Rg₁), ginsenoside Rb₁ (Rb₁), notoginsenoside R₁ (R₁) in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion rats. Following the establishment of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion model in rats by modified suture method, neurological function score, cerebral infarction area and pathomorphology were used to evaluate the pharmacological effect that the combination of AST Ⅳ and PNS antagonized cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury; the contents of AST Ⅳ, Rg₁, Rb₁, R₁ in rat plasma of different time points were determined with ultra performance liquid chromatography tandem massspectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS), pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated and pharmacokinetics changes of the main effective components were analyzed...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235042/rapid-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-method-quantifies-oxygen-rich-lignin-compound-in-complex-mixtures
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Kelsey S Boes, Michael S Roberts, Nelson R Vinueza
Complex mixture analysis is a costly and time-consuming task facing researchers with foci as varied as food science and fuel analysis. When faced with the task of quantifying oxygen-rich bio-oil molecules in a complex diesel mixture, we asked whether complex mixtures could be qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed on a single mass spectrometer with mid-range resolving power without the use of lengthy separations. To answer this question, we developed and evaluated a quantitation method that eliminated chromatography steps and expanded the use of quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry from primarily qualitative to quantitative as well...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235021/occurrence-of-antimicrobial-agents-drug-resistant-bacteria-and-genes-in-the-sewage-impacted-vistula-river-poland
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Joanna Giebułtowicz, Stefan Tyski, Renata Wolinowska, Wanda Grzybowska, Tomasz Zaręba, Agata Drobniewska, Piotr Wroczyński, Grzegorz Nałęcz-Jawecki
Antimicrobial agents (antimicrobials) are a group of therapeutic and hygienic agents that either kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. Their occurrence in surface water may reveal harmful effects on aquatic biota and challenge microbial populations. Recently, there is a growing concern over the contamination of surface water with both antimicrobial agents and multidrug-resistant bacteria. The aim of the study was the determination of the presence of selected antimicrobials at specific locations of the Vistula River (Poland), as well as in tap water samples originating from the Warsaw region...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234675/pharmacokinetics-of-quercetin-loaded-methoxy-poly-ethylene-glycol-b-poly-l-lactic-acid-micelle-after-oral-administration-in-rats
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Li Lv, Chunxia Liu, Zhengrong Li, Fangming Song, Guocheng Li, Xingzhen Huang
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of micelle to change the pharmacokinetics of quercetin (QUT), with a primary goal of enhancing its oral bioavailability. QUT-loaded methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(L-lactic acid) micelle (QUT-loaded MPEG-b-PLLA micelle) was prepared by a thin-film hydration method, resulting in a particle size of 88.5 nm. A liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for determination of QUT in rat plasma. The chromatographic separation was performed on an Agilent Eclipse-C18 (4...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234552/differentiation-between-3-4-and-4-15-epoxyeudesmanolides-by-electrospray-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Herbert Júnior Dias, Ricardo Stefani, José Carlos Tomaz, Ricardo Vessecchi, Antônio Eduardo Miller Crotti
We investigated the fragmentation of the eudesmanolide-type sesquiterpene lactones 1α-(4-hydroxymethacryloyloxy)-3α,4α-epoxy-8α-hydroxyeudesm-11(13)-6α,12-olide (1) and 1α-(2,3-epoxyangeloyloxy)-4α,15-epoxy-8α-hydroxyeudesm-11(13)-6α,12-olide (2) by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). The elimination of the different ester substituent at C(1) directly from protonated 1 and 2 (A) led to the formation of two regioisomer product ions B (A - RCO2H). Further fragmentation of B resulted from consecutive eliminations of H2O and CO molecules...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234336/evolution-and-expansion-of-the-prokaryote-like-lipoxygenase-family-in-the-brown-alga-saccharina-japonica
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Linhong Teng, Wentao Han, Xiao Fan, Dong Xu, Xiaowen Zhang, Simon M Dittami, Naihao Ye
Lipoxygenase (LOX) plays important roles in fatty acid oxidation and lipid mediator biosynthesis. In this study, we give first insights into brown algal LOX evolution. Whole genome searches revealed four, three, and eleven LOXs in Ectocarpus siliculosus, Cladosiphon okamuranus, and Saccharina japonica, respectively. In phylogenetic analyses, LOXs from brown algae form a robust clade with those from prokaryotes, suggesting an ancestral origin and slow evolution. Brown algal LOXs were divided into two clades, C1 and C2 in a phylogenetic tree...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234243/random-and-independent-sampling-of-endogenous-tryptic-peptides-from-normal-human-edta-plasma-by-liquid-chromatography-micro-electrospray-ionization-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Jaimie Dufresne, Angelique Florentinus-Mefailoski, Juliet Ajambo, Ammara Ferwa, Peter Bowden, John Marshall
Background: Normal human EDTA plasma samples were collected on ice, processed ice cold, and stored in a freezer at - 80 °C prior to experiments. Plasma test samples from the - 80 °C freezer were thawed on ice or intentionally warmed to room temperature. Methods: Protein content was measured by CBBR binding and the release of alcohol soluble amines by the Cd ninhydrin assay. Plasma peptides released over time were collected over C18 for random and independent sampling by liquid chromatography micro electrospray ionization and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) and correlated with X!TANDEM...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234063/the-sam-sam-interaction-between-ship2-and-the-epha2-receptor-design-and-analysis-of-peptide-inhibitors
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Flavia Anna Mercurio, Concetta Di Natale, Luciano Pirone, Roberta Iannitti, Daniela Marasco, Emilia Maria Pedone, Rosanna Palumbo, Marilisa Leone
The lipid phosphatase Ship2 represents a drug discovery target for the treatment of different diseases, including cancer. Its C-terminal sterile alpha motif domain (Ship2-Sam) associates with the Sam domain from the EphA2 receptor (EphA2-Sam). This interaction is expected to mainly induce pro-oncogenic effects in cells therefore, inhibition of the Ship2-Sam/EphA2-Sam complex may represent an innovative route to discover anti-cancer therapeutics. In the present work, we designed and analyzed several peptide sequences encompassing the interaction interface of EphA2-Sam for Ship2-Sam...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233968/hrd1-prevents-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-mediating-eif2%C3%AE-ubiquitylation-and-degradation
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Yujie Huang, Yifei Sun, Yizhi Cao, Hui Sun, Min Li, Hui You, Dongming Su, Yanjiao Li, Xiubin Liang
Apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells is a key feature of the pathogenicity associated with tubulointerstitial fibrosis and other kidney diseases. One factor that regulates important cellular processes like apoptosis and cell proliferation is HRD1, an E3 ubiquitin ligase that acts by promoting ubiquitylation and degradation of its target protein. However, the detailed mechanisms by which HRD1 acts as a regulator of apoptosis in renal tubular epithelial cells have not been established. In our previous liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) study (Mol Endocrinol...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233794/relevance-of-4-f4t-neuroprostane-and-10-f4t-neuroprostane-to-neurological-diseases
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Cinzia Signorini, Claudio De Felice, Thierry Durand, Jean-Marie Galano, Camille Oger, Silvia Leoncini, Lucia Ciccoli, Marisa Carone, Monica Ulivelli, Caterina Manna, Alessio Cortelazzo, Jetty Chung-Yung Lee, Joussef Hayek
F4-neuroprostanes (F4-NeuroPs) are non-enzymatic oxidized products derived from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and are suggested to be oxidative damage biomarkers of neurological diseases. However, 128 isomers can be formed from DHA oxidation and among them, 4(RS)-4-F4t-NeuroP (4-F4t-NeuroP) and 10(RS)-10-F4t-NeuroP (10-F4t-NeuroP) are the most studied. Here, we report the identification and the clinical relevance of 4-F4t-NeuroP and 10-F4t-NeuroP in plasma of four different neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), autism spectrum disorders, (ASD) Rett syndrome (RTT), and Down syndrome (DS)...
December 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233612/association-between-long-sleep-duration-and-increased-risk-of-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-a-review-of-possible-mechanisms
#15
REVIEW
Xiao Tan, Colin D Chapman, Jonathan Cedernaes, Christian Benedict
For the last two decades research has revealed an alarming association between short sleep duration and metabolic disorders. In tandem, the hormonal, behavioral, and genetic mechanisms underlying this relationship have been extensively investigated and reviewed. However, emerging evidence is revealing that excessive sleep duration has remarkably similar deleterious effects. Unfortunately, to date there has been little attention to what drives this connection. This narrative review therefore aims to summarize existing epidemiological findings, experimental work, and most importantly putative molecular and behavioral mechanisms connecting excessive sleep duration with both obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 20, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233499/the-role-of-the-carboxyl-ester-lipase-cel-gene-in-pancreatic-disease
#16
REVIEW
Bente B Johansson, Karianne Fjeld, Khadija El Jellas, Anny Gravdal, Monica Dalva, Erling Tjora, Helge Ræder, Rohit N Kulkarni, Stefan Johansson, Pål R Njølstad, Anders Molven
The enzyme carboxyl ester lipase (CEL), also known as bile salt-dependent or -stimulated lipase (BSDL, BSSL), hydrolyzes dietary fat, cholesteryl esters and fat-soluble vitamins in the duodenum. CEL is mainly expressed in pancreatic acinar cells and lactating mammary glands. The human CEL gene resides on chromosome 9q34.3 and contains a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) region that encodes a mucin-like protein tail. Although the number of normal repeats does not appear to significantly influence the risk for pancreatic disease, single-base pair deletions in the first VNTR repeat cause a syndrome of endocrine and exocrine dysfunction denoted MODY8...
December 5, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233105/salidroside-attenuates-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-resistance-by-upregulating-autophagy-through-the-ampk-mtor-ulk1-pathway
#17
Di Gui, Zhimin Cui, Lin Zhang, Chang Yu, Dan Yao, Min Xu, Mayun Chen, Peiliang Wu, Guoping Li, Liangxing Wang, Xiaoying Huang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that both adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are energy sensors and are related to autophagy. Our recent reports have shown that salidroside can exert protective effects against hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation and apoptosis resistance through the AMPK pathway. This study aims to explore the relationship among AMPK, mTOR and ULK1 in PASMCs under hypoxic conditions and to investigate whether the protective effects of salidroside are related to the autophagic cell death pathway...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232998/regio-isomeric-effects-in-tandem-mass-spectra-of-sulfonium-cations-generated-from-thiacyclane-based-sulfonium-salts-under-soft-ionization-conditions
#18
Vladimir G Zaikin, Anton V Kozlov, Roman S Borisov, Igor Yu Shchapin
The influence of regio-isomerism of even-electron sulfonium ions on tandem electrospray and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectra recorded by using collision-induced dissociation was investigated. The initial organic sulfides belonged to isomeric thiabicyclane series (substituted 7- and 8-thiabicyclo[4.3.0]nonanes, 2- and 3-thiabicyclo[4.4.0]decanes) and phenylthiolanes. To investigate by the abovementioned mass spectrometry methods, the sulfides were preliminary S-alkylated by methyl, ethyl iodides, their deuterated analogs and trialkoxonium tetrafluoroborates to form corresponding sulfonium salts...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232996/structural-elucidation-of-fucosylated-chondroitin-sulfates-from-sea-cucumber-using-fticr-ms-ms
#19
Isaac Agyekum, Lauren Pepi, Yanlei Yu, Junhui Li, Lufeng Yan, Robert J Linhardt, Shiguo Chen, I Jonathan Amster
Fucosylated chondroitin sulfates are complex polysaccharides extracted from sea cucumber. They have been extensively studied for their anticoagulant properties and have been implicated in other biological activities. While nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been used to extensively characterize fucosylated chondroitin sulfate oligomers, we herein report the first detailed mass characterization of fucosylated chondroitin sulfate using high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232977/two-competing-ionization-processes-in-esi-ms-analysis-of-n-1-3-diphenylallyl-benzenamines-formation-of-the-unusual-m-h-ion-versus-the-regular-m-h-ion
#20
Liwen Fang, Cheng Dong, Cheng Guo, Jianxing Xu, Qiaoling Liu, Zhirong Qu, Kezhi Jiang
A series of N-(1,3-diphenylallyl)benzenamine derivatives (M) were investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry in the positive-ion mode. Both the anomalous [M-H]+ and the regular [M+H]+ were observed in the ESI mass spectra. The occurrence of [M-H]+ has been supported by accurate mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and tandem mass spectrometry analysis. Calculation results indicated that formation of [M-H]+ is attributed to the ion-molecule reaction of M with the protonated ESI solvent molecule (e...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
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