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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551805/mitochondria-damage-and-kidney-disease
#1
Pu Duann, Pei-Hui Lin
The kidney is a vital organ that demands an extraordinary amount of energy to actively maintain the body's metabolism, plasma hemodynamics, electrolytes and water homeostasis, nutrients reabsorption, and hormone secretion. Kidney is only second to the heart in mitochondrial count and oxygen consumption. As such, the health and status of the energy power house, the mitochondria, is pivotal to the health and proper function of the kidney. Mitochondria are heterogeneous and highly dynamic organelles and their functions are subject to complex regulations through modulation of its biogenesis, bioenergetics, dynamics and clearance within cell...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551522/mechanically-exfoliated-mos2-sheet-coupled-with-conductive-polyaniline-as-a-superior-supercapacitor-electrode-material
#2
Sajid Ali Ansari, H Fouad, S G Ansari, Md Palashuddin Sk, Moo Hwan Cho
The development of electrically conductive metal sulfide-based polymer nanocomposites for energy storage materials has been a major focus by researchers to solve the energy crisis. In this study, a simple and facile method was used to construct a nanocomposite by combining a mechanically exfoliated MoS2 (M-MoS2) sheet with polyaniline (Pani) using a simple and scalable in-situ chemical oxidative polymerization method. The as-prepared nanocomposite (M-MoS2-Pani nanocomposite) was characterized further by usual basic spectroscopic techniques, such as X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area analysis...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551517/binding-sno2-nanoparticles-onto-carbon-nanotubes-with-assistance-of-amorphous-moo3-towards-enhanced-lithium-storage-performance
#3
Daxian Cao, Hangyu Gu, Chong Xie, Beibei Li, Hongkang Wang, Chunming Niu
We report the synthesis of a novel SnO2/MoO3/carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hybrid (denote as SMC) via hydrothermally treating aqueous SnCl4-Na2MoO4-CNTs suspension. The hydrolysis of SnCl4 promotes the precipitation of Na2MoO4, resulting in the simultaneous coprecipitation of the amorphous MoO3 and SnO2 nanoparticles which attach onto the CNTs (Note that no MoOx is produced in the absence of SnCl4). When used as anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs), the as-prepared SMC hybrid delivers a high reversible capacities of 1032 and 887mAh/g after 50 cycles at current densities of 200 and 500mA/g, respectively, and still retains a reversible capacity of 496mAh/g even after 200 cycles at a higher rate of 2A/g, which shows much better lithium storage performance than that of the counterpart hybrid of SnO2/CNTs (denote as SC, with only 569mAh/g after 50 cycles at 200mA/g)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551184/the-effect-of-different-treatments-for-early-lactation-hyperketonemia-on-blood-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-plasma-nonesterified-fatty-acids-glucose-insulin-and-glucagon-in-dairy-cattle
#4
S Mann, F A Leal Yepes, E Behling-Kelly, J A A McArt
Despite increased efforts in preventing the occurrence of metabolic disorders in transition cows, hyperketonemia remains a frequent early-lactation metabolic disease affecting an average of 40% of cows in herds in the United States. Despite the demonstrated economic effect of this disorder, controlled clinical trials comparing different treatment strategies in affected cows are lacking. The objective of our study was to investigate the effect of treatment with intravenous glucose, oral propylene glycol, or a combination of both on the reduction in blood β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) concentrations of early-lactation hyperketonemic dairy cows...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551159/sensitive-determination-of-se-iv-and-tse-in-rice-and-water-samples-using-l-cysteine-modified-carbon-paste-electrode-based-electrolytic-hydride-generation-and-atomic-fluorescence-spectrometry-analysis
#5
Lin Liu, Xin-An Yang, Xiao-Ping Lu, Wang-Bing Zhang
This work illustrates an accurate method for determination of Se by electrolytic hydride generation technique based on a novel carbon paste electrode for sample introduction combined with atomic fluorescence spectral analysis. The studies show that Se(IV) can be converted efficiently to SeH2 on an L-cysteine modified carbon paste electrode (CMCPE), which has never been reported before. Significantly, generation from Se(IV) implies that the use of carbon paste electrode-based electron-induced hydride generation system to achieve efficiency is almost 90% to that obtained by chemical hydride generation, and the response obtained from CMCPE is 2 and 3 times of that from the Pb and graphite electrode, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551019/determination-of-the-stereoisomeric-impurities-of-sitafloxacin-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-dual-chiral-additives
#6
Ranran Meng, Jingwu Kang
Because of the bioactivity against the human topoisomerase II, the stereoisomeric impurities of sitafloxacin should be controlled in the process of manufactory. In the present work, a capillary electrophoresis (CE) method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of three stereoisomeric impurities of sitafloxacin. The separation with high resolution not only for the separation of enantiomers, but also for the separation of diastereoisomers was achieved by using a background electrolyte composed of dual chiral selectors, namely γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) and Cu(2+)-d-phenylalanine (D-Phe) complex...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551002/development-of-a-computer-interpretable-clinical-guideline-model-for-decision-support-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hyponatremia
#7
Arturo González-Ferrer, M Ángel Valcárcel, Martín Cuesta, Joan Cháfer, Isabelle Runkle
INTRODUCTION: Hyponatremia is the most common type of electrolyte imbalance, occurring when serum sodium is below threshold levels, typically 135mmol/L. Electrolyte balance has been identified as one of the most challenging subjects for medical students, but also as one of the most relevant areas to learn about according to physicians and researchers. We present a computer-interpretable guideline (CIG) model that will be used for medical training to learn how to improve the diagnosis of hyponatremia applying an expert consensus document (ECDs)...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550912/does-metabolic-alkalosis-influence-cerebral-oxygenation-in-infantile-hypertrophic-pyloric-stenosis
#8
Matthias Nissen, Grigore Cernaianu, Rene Thränhardt, Mohammad R Vahdad, Karin Barenberg, Ralf-Bodo Tröbs
BACKGROUND: This pilot study focuses on regional tissue oxygenation (rSO2) in patients with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in a perioperative setting. To investigate the influence of enhanced metabolic alkalosis (MA) on cerebral (c-rSO2) and renal (r-rSO2) tissue oxygenation, two-site near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology was applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Perioperative c-rSO2, r-rSO2, capillary blood gases, and electrolytes from 12 infants were retrospectively compared before and after correction of MA at admission (T1), before surgery (T2), and after surgery (T3)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549859/ethnopharmacological-investigations-of-the-cardio-renal-properties-of-a-native-species-from-the-region-of-pantanal-state-of-mato-grosso-do-sul-brazil
#9
Cleide Adriane Signor Tirloni, Francislaine Aparecida Dos Reis Lívero, Rhanany Alan Calloi Palozi, Renan César Alves Silveira, Paulo César de Paula Vasconcelos, Roosevelt Isaias Carvalho Souza, Ariany Carvalho Dos Santos, Valter Paes de Almeida, Jane Manfron Budel, Lauro Mera de Souza, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acanthospermum hispidum DC. is an important medicinal herb that belongs to family Asteraceae, popularly used as a diuretic and hypotensive in the region of Pantanal, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Despite the relevance of this species throughout the country, there are no detailed studies about its possible ethnobotanical indication. AIM: To carry out a detailed ethnopharmacological investigation of the cardio-renal properties of A...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548823/atmosphere-and-voltage-dependent-electronic-conductivity-of-oxide-ion-conducting-zr1-xyxo2-x-2-ceramics
#10
Marc Jovaní, Héctor Beltrán-Mir, Eloisa Cordoncillo, Anthony R West
Cubic, fluorite-structured solid solutions Zr1-xYxO2-x/2 (YSZ; x = 0.4-0.7) were prepared by sol-gel synthesis. Impedance measurements on pellets of 85% approximate density sintered at 1300 °C for 24 h showed strong evidence of oxide ion conduction with an inclined Warburg spike at low frequencies and capacitance values of ∼10(-6) F cm(-1) at 40 Hz. Arrhenius plots of total pellet conductivities were linear with activation energies of 1.4-1.56 eV. The conductivity decreased with x and was 2-4 orders of magnitude lower than that with optimized YSZ, x = 0...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548520/oxysulfide-lialso-a-lithium-superionic-conductor-from-first-principles
#11
Xuelong Wang, Ruijuan Xiao, Hong Li, Liquan Chen
Through first-principles calculations and crystal structure prediction techniques, we identify a new layered oxysulfide LiAlSO in orthorhombic structure as a novel lithium superionic conductor. Two kinds of stacking sequences of layers of AlS_{2}O_{2} are found in different temperature ranges. Phonon and molecular dynamics simulations verify their dynamic stabilities, and wide band gaps up to 5.6 eV are found by electronic structure calculations. The lithium migration energy barrier simulations reveal the collective interstitial-host ion "kick-off" hopping mode with barriers lower than 50 meV as the dominating conduction mechanism for LiAlSO, indicating it to be a promising solid-state electrolyte in lithium secondary batteries with fast ionic conductivity and a wide electrochemical window...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547320/real-time-noninvasive-monitoring-of-intracranial-fluid-shifts-during-dialysis-using-volumetric-integral-phase-shift-spectroscopy-vips-a-proof-of-concept-study
#12
Chethan P Venkatasubba Rao, Eric M Bershad, Eusebia Calvillo, Nelson Maldonado, Rahul Damani, Sreedhar Mandayam, Jose I Suarez
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema, which is associated with increased intracranial fluid, is often a complication of many acute neurological conditions. There is currently no accepted method for real-time monitoring of intracranial fluid volume at the bedside. We evaluated a novel noninvasive technique called "Volumetric Integral Phase-shift Spectroscopy (VIPS)" for detecting intracranial fluid shifts during hemodialysis. METHODS: Subjects receiving scheduled hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease and without a history of major neurological conditions were enrolled...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546909/porous-ionic-membrane-based-flexible-humidity-sensor-and-its-multifunctional-applications
#13
Tie Li, Lianhui Li, Hongwei Sun, Yan Xu, Xuewen Wang, Hui Luo, Zheng Liu, Ting Zhang
A highly flexible porous ionic membrane (PIM) is fabricated from a polyvinyl alcohol/KOH polymer gel electrolyte, showing well-defined 3D porous structure. The conductance of the PIM changes more than 70 times as the relative humidity (RH) increases from 10.89% to 81.75% with fast and reversible response at room temperature. In addition, the PIM-based sensor is insensitive to temperature (0-95 °C) and pressure (0-6.8 kPa) change, which indicates that it can be used as highly selective flexible humidity sensor...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546906/recent-progress-in-energy-driven-water-splitting
#14
REVIEW
Si Yin Tee, Khin Yin Win, Wee Siang Teo, Leng-Duei Koh, Shuhua Liu, Choon Peng Teng, Ming-Yong Han
Hydrogen is readily obtained from renewable and non-renewable resources via water splitting by using thermal, electrical, photonic and biochemical energy. The major hydrogen production is generated from thermal energy through steam reforming/gasification of fossil fuel. As the commonly used non-renewable resources will be depleted in the long run, there is great demand to utilize renewable energy resources for hydrogen production. Most of the renewable resources may be used to produce electricity for driving water splitting while challenges remain to improve cost-effectiveness...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546585/influence-of-nh3-plasma-and-ti-doping-on-ph-sensitive-ceo2-electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor-biosensors
#15
Chyuan-Haur Kao, Che-Wei Chang, Yu Tzu Chen, Wei Ming Su, Chien Cheng Lu, Chan-Yu Lin, Hsiang Chen
In this study, CeO2 pH-sensitive sensing membranes in electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor structures on silicon substrate were fabricated. To enhance sensing performance, the membrane underwent Ti doping and NH3 plasma treatment on the surface. To examine the effects of Ti doping and plasma treatment, multiple material properties evaluations were conducted using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and secondary ion mass spectroscopy. Results indicate that Ti doping and plasma treatment can remove defects and enhance crystallization, thereby achieving improved pH-sensing performance of the membrane with high sensitivity, high linearity, low hysteresis voltage and low drift voltage...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544917/effective-and-safe-mannitol-administration-in-patients-undergoing-supratentorial-tumor-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-double-blind-study
#16
Eren Fatma Akcil, Ozlem Korkmaz Dilmen, Esra Sultan Karabulut, Serdar Selcuk Koksal, Fatis Altindas, Yusuf Tunali
OBJECTIVES: Although osmotic diuresis with mannitol is commonly used to provide brain relaxation, there is no consensus regarding its optimal dose and combination with loop diuretics. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of mannitol and combination of furosemide with different doses of mannitol on brain relaxation and on blood electrolytes, lactate level, urine output, fluid balance and blood osmolarity in patients undergoing supratentorial tumor surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study included 51 patients (ASA I-III) scheduled for elective supratentorial craniotomy...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544847/theoretical-determination-of-band-edge-alignments-at-the-water-cuins2-112-semiconductor-interface
#17
Thomas P Senftle, Emily A Carter
Knowledge of a semiconductor electrode's band edge alignment is essential for optimizing processes that occur at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface. Photocatalytic processes are particularly sensitive to such alignments, as they govern the transfer of photo-excited electrons or holes from the surface to reactants in the electrolyte solution. Reconstructions of a semiconductor surface during operation, as well as its interaction with the electrolyte solution, must be considered when determining band edge alignment...
May 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544657/a-strategy-to-enhance-the-efficiency-of-quantum-dot-sensitized-solar-cells-by-decreasing-the-electron-recombinations-with-polyoxometalate-tio2-as-the-electronic-interface-layer
#18
Li Chen, Wei-Lin Chen, Jian-Ping Li, Jia-Bo Wang, En-Bo Wang
The serious electron recombination occurring in TiO2/quantum dot sensitizer/electrolyte interface is the key reason for hindering the further efficiency improvement of QDSCs. Polyoxometalate(POM) can be as electron transfer media to decreasing electron recombination of photoelectric device, which is due to the excellent oxidation reduction properties and thermostability. So in this paper, POM/TiO2 electronic interface layer prepared by a simple layer-by-layer self-assembly method is added between FTO and mesoporous TiO2 in the photoanode of the QDSCs, and their effects on the photovoltaic performance are systematically investigated...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544623/amphoteric-ion-exchange-membranes-with-significantly-improved-vanadium-barrier-properties-for-all-vanadium-redox-flow-batteries
#19
Olga Nibel, Tomasz Rojek, Thomas J Schmidt, Lorenz Gubler
All-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) have attracted considerable interest as promising energy storage devices which can allow the efficient utilization of renewable energy sources. The membrane, which separates the porous electrodes in a redox flow cell, is one of the key components in VRBs. High rates of cross-over of vanadium ions and water through the membrane impair the efficiency and capacity of a VRB. Thus, membranes with low permeation rate of vanadium species and water are required, also characterized by low resistance and stability in the VRB environment...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544611/detection-of-nitric-oxide-from-living-cells-using-polymeric-zinc-organic-framework-derived-zinc-oxide-composite-with-conducting-polymer
#20
Min-Yeong Kim, Malenahalli Halappa Naveen, Nanjanagudu Ganesh Gurudatt, Yoon-Bo Shim
Sensitive and selective detection of nitric oxide (NO) in the human body is crucial since it has the vital roles in the physiological and pathological processes. This study reports a new type of electrochemical NO biosensor based on zinc-dithiooxamide framework derived porous ZnO nanoparticles and polyterthiophene-rGO composite. By taking advantage of the synergetic effect between ZnO and poly(TTBA-rGO) (TTBA = 3'-(p-benzoic acid)-2,2':5',2″-terthiophene, rGO = reduced graphene oxide) nanocomposite layer, the poly(TTBA-rGO)/ZnO sensor probe displays excellent electrocatalytic activity and explores to detect NO released from normal and cancer cell lines...
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