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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150804/using-citrus-aurantifolia-essential-oil-for-the-potential-biocontrol-of-colocasia-esculenta-taro-leaf-blight-caused-by-phytophthora-colocasiae
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Séverin Nguemezi Tchameni, Staelle Njamou Mbiakeu, Modeste Lambert Sameza, Pierre Michel Dongmo Jazet, François Tchoumbougnang
The aim of this work was to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of leaves and epicarp of Citrus aurantifolia essential oil against Phytophthora colocasiae, the causative agent of taro leaf blight. Oils were extracted by hydrodistillation, and their chemical composition was determined by gas chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Antimicrobial activities of oils were tested in vitro against mycelium growth and sporangium production. In situ tests were done on healthy taro leaves, and the necrosis symptoms were evaluated...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149752/hazard-assessment-of-hydraulic-fracturing-chemicals-using-an-indexing-method
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Guangji Hu, Tianyi Liu, James Hager, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
The rapid expansion of unconventional natural gas production has triggered considerable public concerns, particularly regarding environmental and human health (EHH) risks posed by various chemical additives used in hydraulic fracturing (HF) operations. There is a need to assess the potential EHH hazards of additives used in real-world HF operations. In this study, HF additive and fracturing fluid data was acquired, and EHH hazards were assessed using an indexing approach. The indexing system analyzed chemical toxicological data of different ingredients contained within additives and produced an aggregated EHH safety index for each additive, along with an indicator describing the completeness of the chemical toxicological data...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149567/preparation-of-lithium-titanate-reduced-graphene-oxide-composites-with-3d-fishnet-like-conductive-structure-via-a-gas-foaming-method-for-high-rate-lithium-ion-batteries
#3
Tao Meng, Fenyun Yi, Honghong Cheng, Junnan Hao, Dong Shu, Shixu Zhao, Chun He, Xiaona Song, Fan Zhang
Using ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) as the pore-forming agent, three-dimensional (3D) "fishnet-like" lithium titanate/reduced graphene oxide (LTO/G) composites with hierarchical porous structure are prepared via a gas-foaming method. SEM and TEM images show that in the composite prepared with the NH4Cl concentration of 1 mg mL-1 (1-LTO/G), LTO particles with sizes of 50~100 nm disperse homogeneously on the 3D "fishnet-like" graphene sheets. The nitrogen-sorption analyses reveal the existence of micro/mesopores, which is attributed to the introduction of NH4Cl into the gap between the graphene sheets that further decomposes into gases and produces hierarchical pores during the thermal treatment process...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148219/breaking-free-from-vascular-confinement-status-and-prospects-for-submicron-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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Carly Pellow, David E Goertz, Gang Zheng
The development of encapsulated microbubbles (~1-6 μm) has expanded the utility of ultrasound from soft tissue anatomical imaging to not only functional intravascular imaging, but therapeutic interventions, with compelling studies of elicited biological effects. The large diameter of these bubbles has confined their utility to the vasculature, but converging interdisciplinary research pathways are giving rise to new submicron ultrasound contrast agents capable of extending their effects beyond the vascular compartment...
November 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144751/dendrimer-stabilized-metal-nanoparticles-as-efficient-catalysts-for-reversible-dehydrogenation-hydrogenation-of-n-heterocycles
#5
Christophe V Deraedt, Rong Ye, Walter Ralston, F Dean Toste, Gabor A Somorjai
Nanoparticles (Pd, Pt, Rh) stabilized by G4OH PAMAM dendrimers and supported in SBA-15 (MNPs/SBA-15 with M= Pd, Pt, Rh) were efficiently used as catalysts in the acceptorless dehydrogenation of tetrahydroquinoline/indoline derivatives in toluene (release of H2) at 130 °C. These catalysts are air stable, very active, robust, and recyclable during the process. The reverse hydrogenation reaction of quinoline derivatives (H2 storage) was also optimized and successfully performed in presence of the same catalysts in toluene at 60 °C under only 1 atmosphere of hydrogen gas...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142969/elucidation-of-renal-scars-in-children-with%C3%A2-vesicoureteral-reflux-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-pilot%C3%A2-study
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David S Hains, Harris L Cohen, M Beth McCarville, Ellen E Ellison, Amy Huffman, Stacey Glass, Aslam H Qureshi, Keith R Pierce, Ashlyn L Cahill, Ashley Dixon, Noel Delos Santos
Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux is a common disorder in children but can result in kidney scarring following acute pyelonephritis. The gold standard diagnostic to detect renal scars in children is (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. DMSA has a number of limitations including radiation exposure, need for sedation, and radiotracer supply shortages. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a technique whereby biocompatible microspheres of inert gas are administered i.v...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142428/in-vitro-protoscolicidal-effects-of-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-essential-oil-and-its-toxicity-in-mice
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Hossein Mahmoudvand, Hormoz Mahmoudvand, Razieh Tavakoli Oliaee, Amir Tavakoli Kareshk, Seyed Reza Mirbadie, Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian
Background: This study investigates the scolicidal effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum essential oil against the protoscoleces of hydatid cysts and its toxicity in the mice model. Materials and Methods: Gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy analyses were used to identify the constituents of essential oil. Protoscoleces were treated with different concentrations of the essential oil (6.25-100 µL/mL) in each test tube for 5-30 min. The viability of protoscoleces was confirmed using eosin exclusion test (0...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142412/tyrosinase-inhibitory-activities-of-carissa-opaca-stapf-ex-haines-roots-extracts-and-their-phytochemical-analysis
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Wajeeha Malik, Dildar Ahmed, Sania Izhar
Objective: Carissa opaca is a medicinal plant with rich folkloric applications. The present research was conducted to explore the tyrosinase inhibitory potential of aqueous decoction (AD) and methanolic extract (ME) of roots of C. opaca and its fractions in various solvents and their phytochemical analysis. Materials and Methods: AD of the dried powdered roots of C. opaca was prepared by boiling in water. ME was prepared by cold maceration. Its fractions were obtained in solvents of increasing polarity, i...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142401/phytochemical-compositions-and-in-vitro-assessments-of-antioxidant-and-antidiabetic-potentials-of-fractions-from-ehretia-cymosa-thonn
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Akintayo Ogundajo, Anofi Tom Ashafa
Background: Ehretia cymosa Thonn. is a popular medicinal plant used in different parts of West Africa for the treatment of various ailments including diabetes mellitus. Objective: The current study investigates bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials of fractions from extract of E. cymosa. Materials and Methods: Phytochemical investigation and antioxidant assays were carried out using standard procedures...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142389/bioactive-constituents-radical-scavenging-and-antibacterial-properties-of-the-leaves-and-stem-essential-oils-from-peperomia-pellucida-l-kunth
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Sunday O Okoh, Benson C Iweriebor, Omobola O Okoh, Anthony I Okoh
Background: Peperomia pellucida is an annual herbaceous ethnomedicinal plant used in the treatment of a variety of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the Amazon region. Objective: The study aimed at profiling the bioactive constituents of the leaves and stem essential oils (LEO and SEO) of P. pellucida, their in vitro antibacterial and radical scavenging properties as probable lead constituents in the management of oxidative stress and infectious diseases...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141510/gasification-of-algal-biomass-cladophora-glomerata-l-with-co2-h2o-o2-in-a-circulating-fluidized-bed
#11
Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi, Hikmat Hisoriev
Gasification is one of the most important thermochemical routes to produce both synthesis gas (syngas) and chars. The quality of produced syngas wieldy depends on the operating conditions (temperature, residence time, heating rate, and gasifying agent), hydrodynamic properties of gasifier (particle size, minimum fluidization velocity, and gasifier size), and type of feedstock (coal, biomass, oil, and municipal solid wastes). In the present study, simulation of syngas production via circulating fluidized bed (CFB) gasification of algal biomass (Cladophora glomerata L...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141114/ph-ultrasound-dual-responsive-gas-generator-for-ultrasound-imaging-guided-therapeutic-inertial-cavitation-and-sonodynamic-therapy
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Qianhua Feng, Wanxia Zhang, Xuemei Yang, Yuzhen Li, Yongwei Hao, Hongling Zhang, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
Herein, a pH/ultrasound dual-responsive gas generator is reported, which is based on mesoporous calcium carbonate (MCC) nanoparticles by loading sonosensitizer (hematoporphyrin monomethyl ether (HMME)) and modifying surface hyaluronic acid (HA). After pinpointing tumor regions with prominent targeting efficiency, HMME/MCC-HA decomposes instantaneously under the cotriggering of tumoral inherent acidic condition and ultrasound (US) irradiation, concurrently accompanying with CO2 generation and HMME release with spatial/temporal resolution...
November 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140329/demonstration-of-a-cw-diode-pumped-ar-metastable-laser-operating-at-4%C3%A2-%C3%A2-w
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J Han, M C Heaven, P J Moran, G A Pitz, E M Guild, C R Sanderson, B Hokr
Optically pumped rare gas lasers are being investigated as potential high-energy, high beam quality systems. The lasing medium consists of rare gas atoms (Rg=Ne, Ar, Kr, or Xe) that have been electric discharge excited to the metastable np(5)(n+1)s P32 state. Following optical excitation, helium (He) at pressures of 200-1000 Torr is used as the energy transfer agent to create a population inversion. The primary technical difficulty for this scheme is the discharge production of sufficient Rg* metastables in the presence of >200  Torr of He...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136071/gold-nanoclusters-with-a-wide-range-of-fluorescence-characteristics-generated-in-situ-in-polymer-thin-films-potential-gas-sensing-application
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U Divya Madhuri, T P Radhakrishnan
Fabrication of gold nanoclusters (GNCs) with tunable fluorescence characteristics inside polymer thin films is attractive from the device application perspective. In this study, GNCs are generated in situ in poly(methyl methacrylate) films exploiting their weak reducing capability with no additional reducing agent, and by short and mild thermal annealing; the chemistry involved is probed through control experiments. The nanoclusters formed with ∼0.5 weight percent of gold are very stable and show appreciable fluorescence emission with a small Stokes shift (∼40 nm); interestingly, blending polystyrene enhances the fluorescence...
November 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135039/a-novel-fast-method-for-aqueous-derivatization-of-thc-oh-thc-and-thc-cooh-in-human-whole-blood-and-urine-samples-for-routine-forensic-analyses
#15
Fabio Stefanelli, Federica Giorgia Pesci, Mario Giusiani, Silvio Chericoni
A novel aqueous in situ derivatization procedure with propyl chloroformate (PCF) for the simultaneous, quantitative analysis of Δ(9) -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 11-hydroxy-Δ(9) -tetrahydrocannabinol (OH-THC) and 11-nor-Δ(9) -tetrahydrocannabinol-carboxylic acid (THC-COOH) in human blood and urine is proposed. Unlike current methods based on the silylating agent (BSTFA) added in an anhydrous environment, this new proposed method allows to add the derivatizing agent (propyl chloroformate, PCF) directly to the deproteinized blood and recover the derivatives by liquid-liquid extraction...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133090/characterization-of-a-novel-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-lactobacillus-gasseri-fr4-and-demonstration-of-its-in-vitro-biological-properties
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Rizwana Parveen Rani, Marimuthu Anandharaj, Abraham David Ravindran
In this study, hetero-exopolysaccharide of Lactobacillus gasseri FR4 isolated from native chicken was produced and purified. The molecular weight of LgEPS was found to be 1.86×10(5)Da. The gas chromatographic analysis revealed that the LgEPS was majorly composed of glucose (65.31%), mannose (16.51%), galactose (8.45%), rhamnose (6.55%) and a small fraction of fucose (3.18%). The functional groups of LgEPS were confirmed by FT-IR analysis. The 1D ((1)H and (13)C) and 2D NMR (COSY and HSQC) analysis showed the presence of 1,6 linked-α-d-Glcp, 1,4 linked-α-d-Galp, 1,3,4 linked-α-d-Manp, 1,3 linked-α-l-Rhap, 1,4 linked-α-l-Fucp, 1,4 linked-β-d-Glcp, and β-d-Galp-1 residues...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127707/acoustic-characterization-and-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-of-long-circulating-lipid-coated-microbubbles
#17
Hongbo Li, Yanye Yang, Meimei Zhang, Liping Yin, Juan Tu, Xiasheng Guo, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVES: A long-circulating lipid-coated ultrasound (US) contrast agent was fabricated to achieve a longer wash-out time and gain more resistance against higher-mechanical index sonication. Systemic physical, acoustic, and in vivo imaging experiments were performed to better understand the underlying mechanism enabling the improvement of contrast agent performance by adjusting the physical and acoustic properties of contrast agent microbubbles. METHODS: By simply altering the gas core, a kind of US contrast agent microbubble was synthesized with a similar lipid-coating shell as SonoVue microbubbles (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) to achieve a longer wash-out time and higher inertial cavitation threshold...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123937/a-systematic-review-of-the-causes-and-management-of-ischaemic-stroke-caused-by-nontissue-emboli
#18
REVIEW
Ciaran Judge, Sarah Mello, David Bradley, Joseph Harbison
Introduction: The inadvertent or purposeful introduction of foreign bodies or substances can lead to cerebral infarction if they embolize to the brain. Individual reports of these events are uncommon but may increase with the increased occurrences of their risk factors, for example, intra-arterial procedures. Method: We searched EMBASE and MEDLINE for articles on embolic stroke of nontissue origin. 1889 articles were identified and screened and 216 articles were ultimately reviewed in full text and included in qualitative analysis...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123870/characteristic-of-the-acute-drug-intoxication-conveyed-by-kanagawa-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
#19
Mariko Sugita, Shigeo Higami, Shigeaki Inoue, Seiji Morita, Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi
Aim: Various critical cases have been transported since the use of the Kanagawa Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) started at Tokai University Hospital (Isehara, Japan) in 2002, including cases of acute poisoning. We analyzed the characteristics of acute poisoning cases conveyed by the HEMS. Methods: Kanagawa HEMS conveyed 3,814 cases from July 2002 to March 2013, and acute drug and poison intoxication was diagnosed in 131 of these cases. We undertook a descriptive statistical study of these cases...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123551/discovery-of-antimalarial-drugs-from-streptomycetes-metabolites-using-a-metabolomic-approach
#20
REVIEW
Siti Junaidah Ahmad, Mohd Badrin Hanizam Abdul Rahim, Syarul Nataqain Baharum, Mohd Shukri Baba, Noraziah Mohamad Zin
Natural products continue to play an important role as a source of biologically active substances for the development of new drug. Streptomyces, Gram-positive bacteria which are widely distributed in nature, are one of the most popular sources of natural antibiotics. Recently, by using a bioassay-guided fractionation, an antimalarial compound, Gancidin-W, has been discovered from these bacteria. However, this classical method in identifying potentially novel bioactive compounds from the natural products requires considerable effort and is a time-consuming process...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
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