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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215046/genome-resolved-metagenomics-of-a-bioremediation-system-for-degradation-of-thiocyanate-in-mine-water-containing-suspended-solid-tailings
#1
Sumayah F Rahman, Rose S Kantor, Robert Huddy, Brian C Thomas, Andries W van Zyl, Susan T L Harrison, Jillian F Banfield
Thiocyanate (SCN(-) ) is a toxic compound that forms when cyanide (CN(-) ), used to recover gold, reacts with sulfur species. SCN(-) -degrading microbial communities have been studied, using bioreactors fed synthetic wastewater. The inclusion of suspended solids in the form of mineral tailings, during the development of the acclimatized microbial consortium, led to the selection of an active planktonic microbial community. Preliminary analysis of the community composition revealed reduced microbial diversity relative to the laboratory-based reactors operated without suspended solids...
February 19, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214776/the-metabolic-impact-of-extracellular-nitrite-on-aerobic-metabolism-of-paracoccus-denitrificans
#2
K R Hartop, M J Sullivan, G Giannopoulos, A J Gates, P L Bond, Z Yuan, T A Clarke, G Rowley, D J Richardson
Nitrite, in equilibrium with free nitrous acid (FNA), can inhibit both aerobic and anaerobic growth of microbial communities through bactericidal activities that have considerable potential for control of microbial growth in a range of water systems. There has been much focus on the effect of nitrite/FNA on anaerobic metabolism and so, to enhance understanding of the metabolic impact of nitrite/FNA on aerobic metabolism, a study was undertaken with a model denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans PD1222...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214744/tuning-of-the-selectivity-of-fluorescent-peptidyl-bioprobe-using-aggregation-induced-emission-for-heavy-metal-ions-by-buffering-agents-in-100-aqueous-solutions
#3
Lok Nath Neupane, Gi Won Hwang, Keun-Hyeung Lee
Smart fluorescent probes of which the detection of specific target molecules can be controlled are attracting remarkable interest. A fluorescent peptidyl bioprobe (1) was rationally synthesized by conjugating tetraphenylethylene, an aggregation-induced emission (AIE) fluorophore with a peptide receptor (AspHis) that acted as hard and intermediate bases. The selective detection of 1 for specific metal ion in 100% aqueous solutions was controlled by the buffering agents with the chelate effect without the change of pH...
February 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214671/atp-mediated-intrinsic-peroxidase-like-activity-of-fe3o4-based-nanozyme-one-step-detection-of-blood-glucose-at-physiological-ph
#4
N V Srikanth Vallabani, Ajay S Karakoti, Sanjay Singh
Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs), demonstrating peroxidase-like activity has garnered attention in the detection of several biomolecules, therefore, emerged as an excellent nano-biosensing agent. The intrinsic peroxidase-like activity of Fe3O4 NPs at acidic pH is the fundamental action driving the oxidation of substrates like TMB, resulting in a colorimetric product formation used in the detection of biomolecules. Hence, the detection sensitivity essentially depends on the ability of oxidation by Fe3O4 NPs in presence of H2O2...
February 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214630/ph-and-reduction-dual-responsive-dipeptide-cationic-lipids-with-%C3%AE-tocopherol-hydrophobic-tail-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#5
Qiang Liu, Rong-Chuan Su, Wen-Jing Yi, Li-Ting Zheng, Shan-Shan Lu, Zhi-Gang Zhao
A series of tocopherol-based cationic lipid 3a-3f bearing a pH-sensitive imidazole moiety in the dipeptide headgroup and a reduction-responsive disulfide linkage were designed and synthesized. Acid-base titration of these lipids showed good buffering capacities. The liposomes formed from 3 and co-lipid 1, 2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) could efficiently bind and condense DNA into nanoparticles. Gel binding and HPLC assays confirmed the encapsulated DNA could release from lipoplexes 3 upon addition of 10 mM glutathione (GSH)...
February 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214040/reinforcement-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-by-arabinoxylans-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial-arabinoxylans-in-gut-barrier
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Bouke N Salden, Freddy J Troost, Ellen Wilms, Pilar Truchado, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Dietmar H Pieper, Ruy Jáuregui, Massimo Marzorati, Tom van de Wiele, Sam Possemiers, Ad A Masclee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Obesity and metabolic diseases are associated with alterations in microbial composition and impaired gut barrier. Previous in vitro and animal studies have shown that arabinoxylans (AX) have the potential to modulate gut microbiota and gut barrier and therefore could have a protective role. Primary aim of the study was to investigate the effect of AX on intestinal permeability. Secondary aims included the effect of AX on gene transcription and protein expression of tight junctions (TJ), intestinal microbiota composition and activity, immune response and metabolic markers in overweight and obese individuals...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213944/separation-of-hydroxynorketamine-stereoisomers-using-capillary-electrophoresis-with-sulfated-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-highly-sulfated-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
#7
Friederike A Sandbaumhüter, Regula Theurillat, Wolfgang Thormann
The racemic N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine is used in anesthesia, analgesia and the treatment of depressive disorders. It is known that interactions of hydroxylated norketamine metabolites and 5,6-dehydronorketamine (DHNK) with the α7 -nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor are responsible for the antidepressive effects. Ketamine and its first metabolite norketamine are not active on these receptors. As stereoselectivity plays a role in ketamine metabolism, a cationic capillary electrophoresis based method capable of resolving and analyzing the stereoisomers of four hydroxylated norketamine metabolites, norketamine and DHNK was developed...
February 18, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213710/biohydrogen-production-from-sugarcane-bagasse-hydrolysate-effects-of-ph-s-x-fe-2-and-magnetite-nanoparticles
#8
Karen Reddy, Mahmoud Nasr, Sheena Kumari, Santhosh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Abimbola Motunrayo Enitan, Faizal Bux
Batch dark fermentation experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of initial pH, substrate-to-biomass (S/X) ratio, and concentrations of Fe(2+) and magnetite nanoparticles on biohydrogen production from sugarcane bagasse (SCB) hydrolysate. By applying the response surface methodology, the optimum condition of steam-acid hydrolysis was 0.64% (v/v) H2SO4 for 55.7 min, which obtained a sugar yield of 274 mg g(-1). The maximum hydrogen yield (HY) of 0.874 mol (mol glucose(-1)) was detected at the optimum pH of 5...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213473/central-role-of-t-helper-17-cells-in-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Levi D Maston, David T Jones, Wieslawa Giermakowska, Tamara A Howard, Judy L Cannon, Wei Wang, Yongyi Wei, Weimin Xuan, Thomas C Resta, Laura V Gonzalez Bosc
RATIONALE: Inflammation is a prominent pathologic feature in pulmonary arterial hypertension as demonstrated by pulmonary vascular infiltration of inflammatory cells, including T and B lymphocytes. However, the contribution of the adaptive immune system is not well characterized in pulmonary hypertension caused by chronic hypoxia. CD4(+) T cells are required for initiating and maintaining inflammation, suggesting these cells could play an important role in the pathogenesis of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213467/hypoxia-induces-arginase-ii-expression-and-increases-viable-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-numbers-via-ampk%C3%AE-1-signaling
#10
Jianjing Xue, Leif D Nelin, Bernadette Chen
Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation is one of the hallmark features of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. With only supportive treatment options available for this life threatening disease, treating and preventing the proliferation of PASMCs is a viable therapeutic option. A key promoter of hypoxia-induced increases in the number of viable human PASMCs is arginase II, with attenuation of viable cell numbers following pharmacologic inhibition or siRNA knockdown of the enzyme. Additionally, increased levels of arginase have been demonstrated in the pulmonary vasculature of patients with pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213258/p-aminothiophenol-coated-cdse-zns-quantum-dots-as-a-turn-on-fluorescent-probe-for-ph-detection-in-aqueous-media
#11
Dong Li, Hu Xu, Dan Li, Yuhong Wang
Since controlling hydrogen ion concentration (i.e. pH) is fairly important in various fields, developing a facile pH detection method is highly desired. Owing to the superior optical properties, semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have been developed as a promising alternative for organic fluorophores in fluorescence analysis. In this study, a hydrophilic p-aminothiophenol (pATP) capped CdSe/ZnS QDs (denoted as pATP-QDs) as a selective "turn-on" fluorescence probe for pH in aqueous media is reported. The pATP-QDs probe easily obtained via ligand exchange are characterized by various analytic techniques including ultraviolet-visible, fourier transform infrared, fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopies, and transmission electron microscope etc...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213255/amperometric-flow-injection-analysis-of-glucose-using-immobilized-glucose-oxidase-on-nano-composite-carbon-nanotubes-platinum-nanoparticles-carbon-paste-electrode
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Maliwan Amatatongchai, Wongduan Sroysee, Sanoe Chairam, Duangjai Nacapricha
We report a novel amperometric glucose biosensor based on glucose oxidase (GOx) immobilized on a carbon nanotube (CNTs)-poly(diallyldimethyl-ammonium chloride) (PDDA)-platinum nanoparticle (PtNPs) modified carbon-paste electrode (CNTs-PDDA-PtNPs/CPE). The CNTs-PDDA-PtNPs composite materials were characterized by TEM and electrochemical techniques. Cyclic voltammetric results reveal direct electron transfer of the immobilized GOx, indicated by two quasi-reversible redox peaks at a potential of 0.37V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in phosphate buffered solution (PBS) (0...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211330/biosorption-and-biomineralization-of-uranium-vi-by-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-crystal-formation-of-chernikovite
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Xin-Yan Zheng, Xiao-Yu Wang, Yang-Hao Shen, Xia Lu, Tie-Shan Wang
Biosorption of heavy metal elements including radionuclides by microorganisms is a promising and effective method for the remediation of the contaminated places. The responses of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the toxic uranium solutions during the biosorption process and the mechanism of uranium biomineralization by cells were investigated in the present study. A novel experimental phenomenon that uranium concentrations have negative correlation with pH values and positive correlation with phosphate concentrations in the supernatant was observed, indicating that hydrogen ions, phosphate ions and uranyl ions were involved in the chernikovite precipitation actively...
February 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210788/surgical-management-of-degenerative-meniscus-lesions-the-2016-esska-meniscus-consensus
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Ph Beaufils, R Becker, S Kopf, M Englund, R Verdonk, M Ollivier, R Seil
PURPOSE: A degenerative meniscus lesion is a slowly developing process typically involving a horizontal cleavage in a middle-aged or older person. When the knee is symptomatic, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy has been practised for a long time with many case series reporting improved patient outcomes. Since 2002, several randomised clinical trials demonstrated no additional benefit of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy compared to non-operative treatment, sham surgery or sham arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
February 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209995/rna-seq-based-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-analysis-reveal-stress-responses-and-programmed-cell-death-induced-by-acetic-acid-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Yachen Dong, Jingjin Hu, Linlin Fan, Qihe Chen
As a typical harmful inhibitor in cellulosic hydrolyzates, acetic acid not only hinders bioethanol production, but also induces cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Herein, we conducted both transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses to investigate the global responses under acetic acid stress at different stages. There were 295 up-regulated and 427 down-regulated genes identified at more than two time points during acetic acid treatment (150 mM, pH 3.0). These differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were mainly involved in intracellular homeostasis, central metabolic pathway, transcription regulation, protein folding and stabilization, ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process, vesicle-mediated transport, protein synthesis, MAPK signaling pathways, cell cycle, programmed cell death, etc...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209968/activating-akt1-mutations-alter-dna-double-strand-break-repair-and-radiosensitivity
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S Oeck, K Al-Refae, H Riffkin, G Wiel, R Handrick, D Klein, G Iliakis, V Jendrossek
The survival kinase Akt has clinical relevance to radioresistance. However, its contributions to the DNA damage response, DNA double strand break (DSB) repair and apoptosis remain poorly defined and often contradictory. We used a genetic approach to explore the consequences of genetic alterations of Akt1 for the cellular radiation response. While two activation-associated mutants with prominent nuclear access, the phospho-mimicking Akt1-TDSD and the clinically relevant PH-domain mutation Akt1-E17K, accelerated DSB repair and improved survival of irradiated Tramp-C1 murine prostate cancer cells and Akt1-knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts in vitro, the classical constitutively active membrane-targeted myrAkt1 mutant had the opposite effects...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209351/an-indirect-stereoselective-analysis-of-nebivolol-glucuronides-in-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-application-to-clinical-pharmacokinetics
#17
Carolina Pinto Vieira, Daniel Valente Neves, Evandro José Cesarino, Adriana Rocha, Séverine Poirier, Vera Lucia Lanchote
Nebivolol is a racemate of the d-isomer responsible for β1 adrenergic receptor antagonism and the l-isomer responsible for the release of nitric oxide from endothelial cells. Nebivolol is mainly metabolized to nebivolol glucuronide, which also contribute to the nebivolol β1 adrenoreceptor antagonism. This study reports the development and validation of an indirect stereoselective method of analysis of nebivolol glucuronides in plasma by LC-MS/MS. The method was applied to the investigation of stereoselectivity in the glucuronidation of nebivolol in elderly hypertensive patients (n=11) CYP2D6 phenotyped as EM and treated with a single oral dose of the racemate...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209123/relationships-between-longitudinal-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-body-weight-changes-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
B A Derman, J N Macklis, M S Azeem, S Sayidine, S Basu, M Batus, F Esmail, J A Borgia, P Bonomi, M J Fidler
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence showing a significant relationship between overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients and weight change during chemotherapy or chemoradiation. A high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) at baseline and at follow-up is associated with shorter survival in cancer patients and may be a surrogate for ongoing inflammation, implicated in cancer cachexia and tumor progression. The objective of this study is to explore potential relationships between OS, serial weights, and serial NLRs in advanced NSCLC patients receiving chemotherapy...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
#19
Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208576/optimization-for-the-production-of-deoxynivalenoland-zearalenone-by-fusarium-graminearum-usingresponse-surface-methodology
#20
Li Wu, Lijuan Qiu, Huijie Zhang, Juan Sun, Xuexu Hu, Bujun Wang
Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) are the mostcommon contaminants in cereals worldwide, causing a wide range of adverse health effects onanimals and humans. Many environmental factors can affect the production of these mycotoxins.Here, we have used response surface methodology (RSM) to optimize the Fusarium graminearumstrain 29 culture conditions for maximal toxin production. Three factors, medium pH, incubationtemperature and time, were optimized using a Box-Behnken design (BBD)...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
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