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Diletta Cassini, Michelangelo Miccini, Farshad Manoochehri, Matteo Gregori, Gianandrea Baldazzi
BACKGROUND: Hartmann's procedure (HP) followed by reversal restoration is the first choice for treatment of diffuse diverticular peritonitis. There is no unanimous consensus regarding the use of laparoscopy to treat the same condition. METHODS: Data from 60 patients with diverticular diffuse peritonitis who underwent urgent HP followed by laparoscopic reversal were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the open or laparoscopic HP (OHP, 24 patients; LHP, 36 patients)...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
Jeremy R Poindexter, Robert L Z Hoye, Lea Nienhaus, Rachel C Kurchin, Ashley E Morishige, Erin E Looney, Anna Osherov, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Barry Lai, Vladimir Bulović, Vladan Stevanović, Moungi G Bawendi, Tonio Buonassisi
The relationship between charge-carrier lifetime and the tolerance of lead halide perovskite (LHP) solar cells to intrinsic point defects has drawn much attention by helping to explain rapid improvements in device efficiencies. However, little is known about how charge-carrier lifetime and solar cell performance in LHPs are affected by extrinsic defects (i.e., impurities), including those that are common in manufacturing environments and known to introduce deep levels in other semiconductors. Here, we evaluate the tolerance of LHP solar cells to iron introduced via intentional contamination of the feedstock and examine the root causes of the resulting efficiency losses...
July 25, 2017: ACS Nano
Baris Baykant Alagoz
With power mapping (conformal mapping), stability analyses of fractional order linear time invariant (LTI) systems are carried out by consideration of the root locus of expanded degree integer order polynomials in the principal Riemann sheet. However, it is essential to show the left half plane (LHP) stability analysis of fractional order characteristic polynomials in the s plane in order to close the gap emerging in stability analyses of fractional order and integer order systems. In this study, after briefly discussing the relation between the characteristic root orientations and the system stability, the author presents a methodology to establish principal characteristic polynomials to perform the LHP stability analysis of fractional order systems...
June 9, 2017: ISA Transactions
Mariusz Deska, Ewa Romuk, Oliwia Anna Segiet, Grzegorz Buła, Witold Truchanowski, Dominika Stolecka, Ewa Birkner, Jacek Gawrychowski
BACKGROUND: The inappropriate elevation of parathormone (PTH), which regulates the process of angiogenesis in parathyroid tissue, causes the changes of activity of enzymes responsible for the removal of free radicals. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) lowers the level of PTH and leads to the reduction of risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality by normalization of the antioxidant status. Therefore, the aims of the study were to assess the activity of antioxidant enzymes and free radical reaction products in patients after parathyroidectomy, and to evaluate the correlation between the systemic oxidative stress and angiogenic parameters...
2017: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy, Bhanu Prakash, Chandan Singh Chanotiya, Deepa Bisht, Nawal Kishore Dubey
The study reports Mentha cardiaca essential oil (EO) as plant based preservative against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of stored dry fruits. Mycoflora analysis of the dry fruits revealed Aspergillus favus LHP-PV-1 as the most aflatoxigenic isolate with highest Aflatoxin B1 content. M. cardiaca EO showed broad fungitoxic spectrum inhibiting the tested moulds contaminating dry fruits. It's minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum aflatoxin inhibitory concentration (MAIC) and minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) against A...
May 24, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Marcin Cichoń, Urszula Błaszczyk, Jolanta Zalejska-Fiolka
BACKGROUND: Oils are often fried which reduces their beneficial biological and nutritional properties, contributing to disturbances in homeostasis. Some antioxidant substances can improve stability of oils. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of α-lipoic acid (ALA) on the concentration of sulfhydryl groups, lipid peroxides, malondialdehyde, creatinine and urea in serum of rats fed high fat diet for 3 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty six Wistar rats were equally divided into 6 groups: the control group on standard breeding diet (SB), oxidized oil (OU) group on SB with 10% oxidized oil, ALA10 group on SB with ALA 10 mg/kg of body weight (b...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
Jianguo Xu, Zai-Sheng Wu, Weiyu Shen, Jingqing Le, Tingting Zheng, Hongling Li, Lee Jia
As one of the most exciting building blocks, DNA has gained increasing attention in the construction of promising nanostructures for various biological and medical purposes. In this contribution, we have developed an easily constructed DNA nanoassembly-based biosensing system that consists of one signal hairpin probe (SHP) and one label-free hairpin probe (LHP) for target p53 gene analysis. The probes of SHP and LHP were designed to be incapable of interacting with each other in the absence of the p53 gene...
March 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Ramalingam Ramakrishnan, Perumal Elangovan, Leelavinothan Pari
In the present work, protective effect of tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) against oxidative damages in cadmium (Cd)-induced toxicity in rats was evaluated. Cd is an important environmental and industrial toxicant that affects almost all the organs, especially liver. Liver is the major organ responsible for the metabolism and the primary target for many toxic chemicals and drugs. Effect of THC, the curcumin-derived polyphenolic compound on Cd-induced oxidative stress and hepatic damage was evaluated using male albino Wistar rats...
February 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wu-Yan Zhang, Qinglin Che, Scott Crawford, Magnus Ronn, Nicholas Dunwoody
A convergent route to eravacycline (1) has been developed by employing Michael-Dieckmann cyclization between enone 3 and a fully built and protected left-hand piece (LHP, 2). After construction of the core eravacycline structure, a deprotection reaction was developed, allowing for the isoxazole ring opening and global deprotection to be achieved in one pot. The LHP is synthesized from readily available 4-fluoro-3-methylphenol in six steps featuring a palladium-catalyzed phenyl carboxylation in the last step...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Gungor Sitar, Mehmet Kucuk, Mustafa Erinc Sitar, Ozgur Yasar, Seval Aydin, Karolin Yanar, Ufuk Cakatay, Nur Buyukpınarbasili
BACKGROUND: One of the most important side effects of contrast pharmaceutical agents, which are used very common in routine radiology practice, is contrast induced nephropathy. Even ischemia, oxidative stress and osmolality related cytotoxic effects are considered, the molecular mechanisms underlying this pathology have not been identified completely yet. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to reveal the role of oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymatic defence mechanisms in the aetiopathogenesis of contrast-induced nephropathy...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Jianguo Xu, Zai-Sheng Wu, Hongling Li, Zhenmeng Wang, Jingqing Le, Tingting Zheng, Lee Jia
In the present study, we proposed a novel dual-cyclical nucleic acid strand-displacement polymerization (dual-CNDP) based signal amplification system for highly sensitive determination of tumor suppressor genes. The system primarily consisted of a signaling hairpin probe (SHP), a label-free hairpin probe (LHP) and an initiating primer (IP). The presence of target DNA was able to induce one CNDP through continuous process of ligation, polymerization and nicking, leading to extensively accumulation of two nicked triggers (NT1 and NT2)...
December 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
M Adamczyk-Sowa, P Sowa, J Adamczyk, N Niedziela, H Misiolek, M Owczarek, K Zwirska-Korczala
UNLABELLED: Multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalence is higher in geographic regions with less sunlight exposure. Melatonin participates in the effects of sunlight in healthy individuals and could play a role in MS pathophysiology. Melatonin crosses the blood-brain barrier and exerts antioxidative, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory effects. Chronic fatigue syndrome concerns 80 - 90% MS patients. The pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, however activation of immune, inflammatory, oxidative and nitrosative stress mechanisms and plasma lipid peroxide elevation was reported...
April 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Guoqing Li, Chung-Dar Lu
Utilization of hydroxy-l-proline (l-Hyp) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa requires conversion of l-Hyp to d-Hyp followed by the d-Hyp dehydrogenase pathway; however, the molecular mechanism in control of l-Hyp catabolism and transport was not clear. DNA microarray analysis revealed twelve genes in two adjacent loci that were induced by exogenous l-Hyp and d-Hyp. The first locus includes lhpABFE encoding a Hyp epimerase (LhpA) and d-Hyp dehydrogenase (LhpBEF), while the second locus codes for a putative ABC transporter (LhpPMNO), a protein of unknown function (LhpH), Hyp/Pro racemase (LhpK) and two enzymes in l-Hyp catabolism (LhpC and LhpG)...
July 2016: Microbiology
Marc Atkin, David Laight, Michael H Cummings
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation and oxidative stress have been integrally linked to the pathogenesis of both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Aged Garlic Extract (AGE), a potent antioxidant, has been shown in previous studies to attenuate these novel risk factors in a non-diabetic population. AIMS: This study tested the hypothesis that AGE may improve endothelial function, oxidative stress, vascular inflammation and insulin resistance in high risk cardiovascular subjects with type 2 diabetes...
May 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Cevat Yazici, Kader Köse, Serap Utaş, Esen Tanrikulu, Nazan Taşlidere
Oxidative stress may play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, an inflammatory/hyperproliferative skin disease characterized by the cutaneous accumulation of neutrophils releasing reactive oxygen species, as revealed in a number of studies. This study was performed to demonstrate the presence of oxidative stress in psoriasis, as measured by protein oxidation markers. Twenty-nine psoriasis patients were selected based on disease severity assessment using body surface area as well as the psoriasis area severity index (PASI), and were grouped as mild (PASI ≤ 10) and moderate-to-severe (PASI > 10)...
April 2016: Archives of Dermatological Research
N P Bondarenko, V P Lakatosh, P V Lakatosh, O B Malanchuk, I V Poladich
The combined method of diagnosis parvovirus infection during pregnancy by maternal serum enzyme immunoassay and deoxyribonucleic acid isolation parvovirus B19 polymerase chain reaction in amnniotic fluid and fetal cord blood newborns, can diagnose vertical transmission and anticipate a negative effect on the fetus parvovirus. Lack of maternal IgM antibodies in serum due to parvovirus seroconversion during pregnancy does not exclude the persistence of the virus in the fetus. To analyze the diagnostic value of the method for determining the LHP parvovirus B19 DNA in the amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood of newborns to determine vertical transmission of parvovirus infection when infected mothers B19 during pregnancy...
April 2015: Likars'ka Sprava
K Unluhizarci, A Kiris, K Kose, E Tanrikulu, Z Karaca, F Tanriverdi, F Kelestimur
PURPOSE: Hypothyroidism has profound effects on multiple organs and systems including cellular oxidative damage. Thus, we aimed to investigate the effects of acute hypothyroidism on oxidative stress in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). PATIENTS: 33 patients with DTC were involved in the study. 23 healthy subjects matched for age and body mass index (BMI) served as control group. Fasting blood sample was obtained for the determination of blood chemistry, lipids, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, total lipid hydroperoxide (LHP), pyrrolized protein, protein carbonyl compounds (PCC), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and thiol levels before and after thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) in patients with DTC...
April 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
F H W Jonker, P J Tanis, P P L O Coene, L Gietelink, E van der Harst
AIM: This study used a national registry to compare the outcome after a low Hartmann's procedure (LHP), defined as removal of most of the rectum to leave a short anorectal stump and an end colostomy, and low anterior resection (LA) with or without a diverting ileostomy (DI) in rectal cancer patients all of whom had received preoperative neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT). METHOD: Patients who underwent LHP or LA with or without DI for rectal cancer after RT between 2009 and 2013 were identified from the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit...
August 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Balakrishnan Aristatile, Khalid S Al-Numair, Abdullah H Al-Assaf, Chinnadurai Veeramani, Kodukkur Viswanathan Pugalendi
Exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB; 280-320 nm) radiation induces the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the biological system. In this study, we examined the protective effect of carvacrol on UVB-induced lipid peroxidation and oxidative DNA damage with reference to alterations in cellular an-tioxidant status in human lymphocytes. A series of in vitro assays (hydroxyl radical, superoxide, nitric oxide, DPPH (2,2-Diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl), and ABTS (2,2-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) radical scavenging assays) demonstrate antioxidant property of carvacrol in our study...
November 2015: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
Henry I Castro-Vargas, Wolfram Baumann, Fabián Parada-Alfonso
In the present study we report the characterization of benzylglucosinolate (BG) isolated from papaya (Carica papaya L.) seeds. A methanolic extract was fractionated and further purified by solid phase extraction (SPE). It was analyzed by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS), and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1) H and (13) C-NMR) as well, and the target compound BG was identified by these two techniques. The effect of BG on lipid oxidation in edible vegetable oil (EO) was shown by observing some lipid oxidation products (linoleic acid hydroperoxides, LHP; hexanal, HEX; nonanal, NON; thiobarbituric acid reactives species, TBARS)...
July 2016: Electrophoresis
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