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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914283/binding-pattern-of-intermediate-udp-4-keto-xylose-to-human-udp-xylose-synthase-synthesis-and-std-nmr-of-model-keto-saccharides
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Claudia Puchner, Thomas Eixelsberger, Bernd Nidetzky, Lothar Brecker
Human UDP-xylose synthase (hUXS1) exclusively converts UDP-glucuronic acid to UDP-xylose via intermediate UDP-4-keto-xylose (UDP-Xyl-4O). Synthesis of model compounds like methyl-4-keto-xylose (Me-Xyl-4O) is reported to investigate the binding pattern thereof to hUXS1. Hence, selective oxidation of the desired hydroxyl function required employment of protecting group chemistry. Solution behavior of synthesized keto-saccharides was studied without enzyme via (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy with respect to existent forms in deuterated potassium phosphate buffer...
November 5, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913935/regulation-of-contractile-responses-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-under-conditions-of-hypoxia-reoxygenation
#2
S V Gusakova, Yu G Birulina, L V Smagliy, I V Kovalev, I V Petrova, A V Nosarev, S N Orlov
We analyzed the effects of hypoxia and reoxygenation on changes in contractile activity in rat aortic smooth muscles. Both hypoxia and reoxygenation induced relaxation of smooth muscle cells precontracted with high-potassium Krebs solution (30 mM KCl) or α1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine. Vasodilation resulted from enhancement of potassium permeability of smooth muscle cell membranes caused by activation of voltage-gated potassium channels (triggered by both precontracting agents) or by opening of ATP-sensitive potassium channels (phenylephrine)...
December 2, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913748/a-3-year-follow-up-of-a-patient-with-acute-renal-failure-caused-by-thrombotic-microangiopathy-related-to-antiphospholipid-syndrome-case-report
#3
X-J Zhou, M Chen, S-X Wang, F-D Zhou, M-H Zhao
BACKGROUND: Microvascular manifestations of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in the kidneys include acute renal failure, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension. Therapy has been largely empiric. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old Chinese man presented with anuric acute renal failure without abundant proteinuria and heavy haematuria, but markedly low levels of urinary sodium, potassium and chlorine upon admission. On day 1 of hospitalization, his thrombocytopenia, anaemia and renal failure showed rapid progression...
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913567/drug-repositioning-screens-identify-triamterene-as-a-selective-drug-for-the-treatment-of-dna-mismatch-repair-deficient-cells
#4
Delphine Guillotin, Philip Austin, Rumena Begum, Marta O Freitas, Ashirwad Merve, Tim Brend, Susan C Short, Silvia Marino, Sarah A Martin
PURPOSE: The DNA Mismatch repair (MMR) pathway is required for the maintenance of genome stability. Unsurprisingly, mutations in MMR genes occur in a wide range of different cancers. Studies thus far have largely focused on specific tumor types or MMR mutations, however it is becoming increasingly clear that a therapy targeting MMR-deficiency in general would be clinically very beneficial. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Based on a drug-repositioning approach, we screened a large panel of cell lines with various MMR deficiencies from a range of different tumor types with a compound drug library of previously approved drugs...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913168/fermentative-production-of-high-titer-citric-acid-from-corn-stover-feedstock-after-dry-dilute-acid-pretreatment-and-biodetoxification
#5
Ping-Ping Zhou, Jiao Meng, Jie Bao
The aim of this work is to study the citric acid fermentation by a robust strain Aspergillus niger SIIM M288 using corn stover feedstock after dry dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment and biodetoxification. Citric acid at 100.04g/L with the yield of 94.11% was obtained, which are comparable to the starch or sucrose based citric acid fermentation. No free wastewater was generated in the overall process from the pretreatment to citric acid fermentation. Abundant divalent metal ions as well as high titer of potassium, phosphate, and nitrogen were found in corn stover hydrolysate...
November 15, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912918/the-use-of-potassium-hydroxide-koh-solution-as-a-suitable-approach-to-isolate-plastics-ingested-by-marine-organisms
#6
Susanne Kühn, Bernike van Werven, Albert van Oyen, André Meijboom, Elisa L Bravo Rebolledo, Jan A van Franeker
In studies of plastic ingestion by marine wildlife, visual separation of plastic particles from gastrointestinal tracts or their dietary content can be challenging. Earlier studies have used solutions to dissolve organic materials leaving synthetic particles unaffected. However, insufficient tests have been conducted to ensure that different categories of consumer products partly degraded in the environment and/or in gastrointestinal tracts were not affected. In this study 63 synthetic materials and 11 other dietary items and non-plastic marine debris were tested...
November 29, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911898/bilaterian-giant-ankyrins-have-a-common-evolutionary-origin-and-play-a-conserved-role-in-patterning-the-axon-initial-segment
#7
Timothy Jegla, Michelle M Nguyen, Chengye Feng, Daniel J Goetschius, Esteban Luna, Damian B van Rossum, Bishoy Kamel, Aditya Pisupati, Elliott S Milner, Melissa M Rolls
In vertebrate neurons, the axon initial segment (AIS) is specialized for action potential initiation. It is organized by a giant 480 Kd variant of ankyrin G (AnkG) that serves as an anchor for ion channels and is required for a plasma membrane diffusion barrier that excludes somatodendritic proteins from the axon. An unusually long exon required to encode this 480Kd variant is thought to have been inserted only recently during vertebrate evolution, so the giant ankyrin-based AIS scaffold has been viewed as a vertebrate adaptation for fast, precise signaling...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911403/preparation-and-reactivity-of-a-triphosphenium-bromide-salt-a-convenient-and-stable-source-of-phosphorus-i
#8
Stephanie C Kosnik, Justin F Binder, Maxemilian C Nascimento, Charles L B Macdonald
We present herein the optimized synthesis of a triphosphenium bromide salt. Apart from being a versatile metathesis reagent, this unusually stable low-valent-phosphorus-containing compound acts as a useful P(+) transfer agent. Unlike traditional methods employed to access low-coordinate phosphorus species which usually require pyrophoric phosphorus-containing precursors (white phosphorus, Tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphine, etc.), or harsh reducing agents (alkali metals, potassium graphite, etc.), the current approach does not involve pyrophoric or explosive reagents and can be done on large scales (>20 g) in excellent yields by undergraduates with basic air-free synthetic training...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910832/vacancy-pairing-and-superstructure-in-the-high-pressure-silicate-k1-5mg2si2o7h0-5-a-new-potential-host-for-potassium-in-the-deep-earth
#9
M D Welch, L Bindi, V Petříček, J Plášil
The high-pressure silicate K1.5Mg2Si2O7H0.5, synthesized and characterized by Welch et al. [(2012), Am. Mineral. 97, 1849-1857], has been re-examined with the aim of determining the nature of the superstructure noted in their study. The composition corresponds to a 1:1 combination of KMg2Si2O7H and K2Mg2Si2O7 end-members, but it is not a solid solution. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction data for one of the original K1.5Mg2Si2O7H0.5 crystals synthesized at 16 GPa/1573 K, has been collected using a much longer exposure time in order to improve the intensity statistics of weak superlattice reflections identified by Welch et al...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910774/comparison-of-the-chemical-composition-and-bioactive-components-of-fruiting-bodies-and-submerged-cultured-mycelia-of-the-willow-bracket-medicinal-mushroom-phellinus-igniarius-agaricomycetes
#10
Huawei Zeng, Wenfeng Wang, Menghua Ma, Guohua Xu, Mei Ying-Jie, Jianfan Sund
Chemical compositions and bioactive ingredients of dried fruiting bodies from Phellinus igniarius (CGMCC no. 50095) (P1) and submerged culture of Ph. igniarius dried mycelia (P2) were investigated in this study. It was found that glutamic acid was regarded as a major amino acid in P1 (1.20%) and was approximately 2.55-fold higher than that in P2 (0.47%). Total amino acids in P1 (5.36%) were slightly higher than in P2 (4.09%). The amounts of iron, zinc, copper, and manganese in P1 were 1.96-3.42 times as high as those in P2, whereas potassium, sodium, and magnesium in P2 were almost 2...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910674/control-of-secondary-electrons-from-ion-beam-impact-using-a-positive-potential-electrode
#11
T P Crowley, D R Demers, P J Fimognari
Secondary electrons emitted when an ion beam impacts a detector can amplify the ion beam signal, but also introduce errors if electrons from one detector propagate to another. A potassium ion beam and a detector comprised of ten impact wires, four split-plates, and a pair of biased electrodes were used to demonstrate that a low-voltage, positive electrode can be used to maintain the beneficial amplification effect while greatly reducing the error introduced from the electrons traveling between detector elements...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910652/measurement-and-models-of-bent-kap-001-crystal-integrated-reflectivity-and-resolution-invited
#12
G P Loisel, M Wu, W Stolte, C Kruschwitz, P Lake, G S Dunham, J E Bailey, G A Rochau
The Advanced Light Source beamline-9.3.1 x-rays are used to calibrate the rocking curve of bent potassium acid phthalate (KAP) crystals in the 2.3-4.5 keV photon-energy range. Crystals are bent on a cylindrically convex substrate with a radius of curvature ranging from 2 to 9 in. and also including the flat case to observe the effect of bending on the KAP spectrometric properties. As the bending radius increases, the crystal reflectivity converges to the mosaic crystal response. The X-ray Oriented Programs (xop) multi-lamellar model of bent crystals is used to model the rocking curve of these crystals and the calibration data confirm that a single model is adequate to reproduce simultaneously all measured integrated reflectivities and rocking-curve FWHM for multiple radii of curvature in both 1st and 2nd order of diffraction...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909710/intracellular-distribution-and-stability-of-a-luminescent-rhenium-i-tricarbonyl-tetrazolato-complex-using-epifluorescence-microscopy-in-conjunction-with-x-ray-fluorescence-imaging
#13
J L Wedding, H H Harris, C A Bader, S E Plush, R Mak, M Massi, D A Brooks, B Lai, S Vogt, M V Werrett, P V Simpson, B W Skelton, S Stagni
Optical epifluorescence microscopy was used in conjunction with X-ray fluorescence imaging to monitor the stability and intracellular distribution of the luminescent rhenium(i) complex fac-[Re(CO)3(phen)L], where phen = 1,10-phenathroline and L = 5-(4-iodophenyl)tetrazolato, in 22Rv1 cells. The rhenium complex showed no signs of ancillary ligand dissociation, a conclusion based on data obtained via X-ray fluorescence imaging aligning iodine and rhenium distributions. A diffuse reticular localisation was detected for the complex in the nuclear/perinuclear region of cells, by either optical or X-ray fluorescence imaging techniques...
December 2, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909620/is-normal-saline-the-best-irrigation-fluid-to-be-used-during-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-renal-failure-patient-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bimalesh Purkait, Manoj Kumar, Ankur Bansal, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Kawaljit Singh
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic procedures like percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needs continuous irrigation for better vision and to wash away stone fragments and blood clots. Systemic absorption of irrigation fluids may lead to fluid overload and electrolyte disequilibrium. Renal failure patients are more prone to these electrolyte disturbances. We have evaluated the outcomes of normal saline as irrigation solution to be used in renal failure patient in comparison to distilled water. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with renal calculi were enrolled in this study between September, 2014, and December, 2015...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909561/korean-solar-salts-reduce-obesity-and-alter-its-related-markers-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
#15
Jaehyun Ju, Jia-Le Song, Eui-Seong Park, Myoung-Sool Do, Kun-Young Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this experiments was to show anti-obesity effects of Korean solar salt from different salt fields in diet-induced obese mice. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Diet-induced obesity (DIO) was induced by a high-fat diet (HFD; 45% cal from fat) in C57BL/6J mice for eight weeks. The mice were fed with the designated diets (chow diet for Normal, HFD for Control, 0.47%-salt-mixed HFD for purified salt (PS), Guerande solar salt from France (SS-G), solar salt from Y salt field (SS-Y), solar salts from T salt field (SS-T) and S salt field (SS-S)) for another eight weeks...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909293/major-losses-of-nutrients-following-a-severe-drought-in-a-boreal-forest
#16
Daniel Houle, Geneviève Lajoie, Louis Duchesne
Because of global warming, the frequency and severity of droughts are expected to increase, which will have an impact on forest ecosystem health worldwide(1). Although the impact of drought on tree growth and mortality is being increasingly documented(2-4), very little is known about the impact on nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. Here, based on long-term monitoring data, we report nutrient fluxes in a boreal forest before, during and following a severe drought in July 2012. During and shortly after the drought, we observed high throughfall (rain collected below the canopy) concentrations of nutrient base cations (potassium, calcium and magnesium), chlorine, phosphorus and dissolved organic carbon (DOC), differing by one to two orders of magnitude relative to the long-term normal, and resulting in important canopy losses...
November 28, 2016: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908548/dietary-sodium-and-potassium-intakes-data-from-urban-and-rural-areas
#17
Carmelle Mizéhoun-Adissoda, Dismand Houinato, Corine Houehanou, Thierry Chianea, François Dalmay, André Bigot, Victor Aboyans, Pierre-Marie Preux, Pascal Bovet, Jean-Claude Desport
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension is highly prevalent in West African populations, but little data is available on salt and potassium intake in these populations. We assumed in this study that sodium and potassium intake might be high and low, respectively, in the Beninese population in view of the emerging nutritional transition. The aim of this study was to estimate dietary sodium and potassium intakes based on 24-h urine collections. METHODS: We selected 420 individuals (ages 25-64 y), representative of the population, from urban and rural areas in Benin...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908494/simultaneous-microextraction-of-inorganic-iodine-and-iodinated-amino-acids-by-miniaturized-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-with-molecular-sieves-and-ionic-liquids
#18
Jun Cao, Li-Qing Peng, Jing-Jing Xu, Li-Jing Du, Qi-Dong Zhang
This study presents an effective method of using miniaturized matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) for the microextraction of inorganic iodine and iodinated amino acids from seaweed samples. Quantification of the target analytes was performed by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. Molecular sieve (SBA-15) was chosen as the dispersing adsorbent with an ionic liquid (1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide) as the elution solvent. The experimental conditions for the MSPD, such as the type of sorbent, ratio of sorbent to sample, type and concentration of the elution solvent, and grinding time were evaluated and optimized...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908485/managing-fluid-and-electrolyte-disorders-in-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Cathy Langston
Because of the role of the kidneys in maintaining homeostasis in the body, kidney disease leads to derangements of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The most effective therapy of a uremic crisis is careful management of fluid balance, which involves thoughtful assessment of hydration, a fluid treatment plan personalized for the specific patient, and repeated and frequent reassessment of fluid and electrolyte balance. Disorders of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus are commonly encountered in kidney disease and some may be life-threatening...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908417/biphasic-action-of-iodine-in-excess-at-different-doses-on-ovary-in-adult-rats
#20
Dakshayani Mahapatra, Amar K Chandra
Iodine consumption in excess of its recommended levels over a prolonged period of time is well known to cause thyroid disorders. The thyroid hormones on the other hand are responsible in maintenance of the physiology of the reproductive system. Excess iodine intake affects male reproductive physiology. However, the effects of excess iodine on the ovarian structure and function is yet to be established. The present study has thus been undertaken to investigate the effect of excess iodine on the ovarian physiology...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
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