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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534835/emulsion-based-intradermal-delivery-of-melittin-in-rats
#1
Sang Mi Han, Se Gun Kim, Sok Cheon Pak
Bee venom (BV) has long been used as a traditional medicine. The aim of the present study was to formulate a BV emulsion with good rheological properties for dermal application and investigate the effect of formulation on the permeation of melittin through dermatomed rat skin. A formulated emulsion containing 1% (w/v) BV was prepared. The emulsion was compared with distilled water (DW) and 25% (w/v) N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) in DW. Permeation of melittin from aqueous solution through the dermatomed murine skin was evaluated using the Franz diffusion cells...
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530536/leuprolide-acetate-release-study-from-%C3%AE-irradiated-plga-based-in-situ-forming-system
#2
Mona Shapourgan, Hamid Mobedi, Nasrin Sheikh, Aliasghar Behnamghader, Arezou Mashak
It is well known that the properties of polymers can be altered by exposure to γ- ray. γ-irradiation has been used as a sterilization method for biodegradable polymeric drug delivery devices, and its drug release profile must not be significantly changed. In this study, the effect of γ-irradiation with 8 kGy doses on the release profile of leuprolide acetate from PLGA-based in situ forming system was evaluated. PLGA-based in situ forming systems were prepared by injecting some specific amount of irradiated solution of PLGA /NMP containing drug into a buffer phosphate pH 7...
March 28, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520579/the-use-of-an-acellular-oxygen-carrier-in-a-human-liver-model-of-normothermic-machine-perfusion
#3
Richard W Laing, Ricky H Bhogal, Lorraine Wallace, Yuri Boteon, Desley A H Neil, Amanda Smith, Barney T F Stephenson, Andrea Schlegel, Stefan G Hübscher, Darius F Mirza, Simon C Afford, Hynek Mergental
BACKGROUND: Normothermic machine perfusion of the liver (NMP-L) is a novel technique that preserves liver grafts under near-physiological conditions whilst maintaining their normal metabolic activity. This process requires an adequate oxygen supply, typically delivered by packed red blood cells (RBC). We present the first experience using an acellular hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) Hemopure in a human model of NMP-L. METHODS: Five discarded high-risk human livers were perfused with HBOC-based perfusion fluid and matched to 5 RBC-perfused livers...
May 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490879/methodological-assessment-of-the-reduction-of-the-content-of-impurities-in-nimodipine-emulsion-via-the-use-of-21-amino-acid-protection
#4
Yiqiao Xie, Zhiquan Zhuang, Shu Zhang, Zihua Xia, De Chen, Kaiyan Fan, Jialin Ren, CuiCui Lin, Yanzhong Chen, Fan Yang
PURPOSE: The present study examined the factors affecting the content of impurities of nimodipine (NMP) emulsion and the associated methods of compound protection. METHODS: Destructive testing of NMP emulsion and its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) were conducted, and ultracentrifugation was used to study the content of impurities in two phases. The impurity of NMP was measured under different potential of hydrogen (pH) conditions, antioxidants and pH-adjusting agents...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483273/ex-vivo-machine-perfusion-for-renal-graft-preservation
#5
REVIEW
J Moritz Kaths, Andreas Paul, Lisa A Robinson, Markus Selzner
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Despite its superiority over dialysis, the persisting organ shortage remains a major drawback. Additional sources to increase the donor pool are grafts recovered from extended criteria donors (ECD) and donation after circulatory death (DCD). Although transplantation of marginal grafts demonstrates promising outcomes, increased rates of primary non-function, delayed graft function, and reduced graft survival have been reported. Cold ischemic injury, caused by static cold storage is a significant risk factor for poor outcome...
April 26, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457792/a-gene-regulatory-network-balances-neural-and-mesoderm-specification-during-vertebrate-trunk-development
#6
Mina Gouti, Julien Delile, Despina Stamataki, Filip J Wymeersch, Yali Huang, Jens Kleinjung, Valerie Wilson, James Briscoe
Transcriptional networks, regulated by extracellular signals, control cell fate decisions and determine the size and composition of developing tissues. One example is the network controlling bipotent neuromesodermal progenitors (NMPs) that fuel embryo elongation by generating spinal cord and trunk mesoderm tissue. Here, we use single-cell transcriptomics to identify the molecular signature of NMPs and reverse engineer the mechanism that regulates their differentiation. Together with genetic perturbations, this reveals a transcriptional network that integrates opposing retinoic acid (RA) and Wnt signals to determine the rate at which cells enter and exit the NMP state...
May 8, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457381/salvage-of-an-octogenarian-liver-graft-using-normothermic-perfusion-a-case-report
#7
D Pezzati, D Ghinolfi, E Balzano, P De Simone, L Coletti, N Roffi, E Rreka, L Meacci, D Campani, A Mazzoni, A Paolicchi, L Caponi, P Marchetti, L Marselli, F Filipponi
Liver transplantation with very old donors is safe, but is associated with an increased incidence of ischemic-type biliary lesions and delayed graft function. Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is a novel technique for preservation of liver grafts and has the potential to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury. A case is reported here of a liver transplantation (LT) with a graft from an 83-year-old brain-dead donor. Procurement was with dual perfusion and en bloc, modified fast technique. Donor kidneys were not transplanted due to severe atherosclerosis and poor perfusion...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442734/sonochemical-synthesis-of-pyrido-2-3-d-6-5-d-dipyrimidines-catalyzed-by-hnmp-hso4-and-their-antimicrobial-activity-studies
#8
Hossein Naeimi, Asieh Didar, Zahra Rashid, Zohreh Zahraie
In this study, the one-pot four-component reaction of aromatic aldehyde, 2-thiobarbituric acid, ammonium acetate in the presence of a catalytic amount of [H-NMP](+)[HSO4](-) under ultrasonic irradiation in water is reported. In the present procedure, the pyrido[2,3-d:6,5-d']dipyrimidine derivatives were purely produced as valuable products. The process proved to be simple, environmentally friendly, efficient and high to excellent yielding. Moreover, some of the synthetic compounds were investigated and revealed important antimicrobial activity of prepared products...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414978/investigation-on-the-relationship-between-solubility-of-artemisinin-and-polyvinylpyrroli-done-addition-by-using-daosd-approach
#9
Jin Zhang, Ran Guo, Anqi He, Shifu Weng, Xiuxiang Gao, Yizhuang Xu, Isao Noda, Jinguang Wu
In this work, we investigated the influence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the solubility of artemisinin in aqueous solution by using quantitative (1)H NMR. Experimental results demonstrate that about 4 times of incremental increase occurs on the solubility of artemisinin upon introducing PVP. In addition, dipole-dipole interaction between the ester group of artemisinin and the amide group of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a model compound of PVP, is characterized by two-dimensional (2D) correlation FTIR spectroscopy with the DAOSD (Double Asynchronous Orthogonal Sample Design) approach developed in our previous work...
July 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412618/untapped-potentials-of-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene-polyurethane-abs-pu-blend-membrane-to-purify-dye-wastewater
#10
Mansoor Mandegari, Hossein Fashandi
Production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/polyurethane (ABS/PU) blend membrane with high rejection efficiency for disperse and vat dyes, is introduced as a facile and cost effective technique to purify textile wastewater. In this respect, membranes are produced using commercially available polymers, i.e. ABS and PU, with different compositions (ABS/PU: 100/0, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50 w/w) through wet casting. Casting solutions with concentration of 30 wt% are prepared using two different solvents, i...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399372/a-tobramycin-vector-enhances-synergy-and-efficacy-of-efflux-pump-inhibitors-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
#11
Xuan Yang, Sudeep Goswami, Bala Kishan Gorityala, Ronald Domalaon, Yinfeng Lyu, Ayush Kumar, George G Zhanel, Frank Schweizer
Drug efflux mechanisms interact synergistically with the outer membrane permeability barrier of Gram-negative bacteria, leading to intrinsic resistance that presents a major challenge for antibiotic drug development. Efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs) which block the efflux of antibiotics synergize antibiotics, but the clinical development of EPI/antibiotic combination therapy to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infections has been challenging. This is in part caused by the inefficiency of current EPIs to penetrate the outer membrane and resist efflux...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379173/effects-of-phase-separation-behavior-on-morphology-and-performance-of-polycarbonate-membranes
#12
Alamin Idris, Zakaria Man, Abdulhalim S Maulud, Muhammad Saad Khan
The phase separation behavior of bisphenol-A-polycarbonate (PC), dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and dichloromethane solvents in coagulant water, was studied by the cloud point method. The respective cloud point data were determined by titration against water at room temperature and the characteristic binodal curves for the ternary systems were plotted. Further, the physical properties such as viscosity, refractive index, and density of the solution were measured. The critical polymer concentrations were determined from the viscosity measurements...
April 5, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375146/biochemical-and-structural-studies-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis-mutt1-a-sanitization-enzyme-with-unusual-modes-of-association
#13
S M Arif, A G Patil, U Varshney, M Vijayan
Mycobacterium smegmatis MutT1, which is made up of a Nudix domain (domain 1) and a histidine phosphatase domain (domain 2), efficiently hydrolyses 8-oxo-GTP and 8-oxo-dGTP to the corresponding nucleoside diphosphates and phosphate in the presence of magnesium ions. Domain 1 alone hydrolyses nucleoside triphosphates less efficiently. Under high concentrations and over long periods, the full-length enzyme as well as domain 1 catalyses the hydrolysis of the nucleoside triphosphates to the respective nucleoside monophosphates and pyrophosphate...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363750/synthesis-of-pet-probe-o-6-3-11-c-methyl-benzyl-guanine-by-pd-0-mediated-rapid-c-11-c-methylation-toward-imaging-dna-repair-protein-o-6-methylguanine-dna-methyltransferase-in-glioblastoma
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Hiroko Koyama, Hiroshi Ikenuma, Hiroshi Toda, Goro Kondo, Masaki Hirano, Masaya Kato, Junichiro Abe, Takashi Yamada, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Kengo Ito, Atsushi Natsume, Masaaki Suzuki
O(6)-Benzylguanine (O(6)-BG) is a substrate of O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), which is involved in drug resistance of chemotherapy in the majority of glioblastoma multiform. For clinical diagnosis, it is hoped that the MGMT expression level could be determined by a noninvasive method to understand the detailed biological properties of MGMT-specific tumors. We synthesized (11)C-labeled O(6)-[(3-methyl)benzyl]guanine ([(11)C]mMeBG) as a positron emission tomography probe. Thus, a mixed amine-protected stannyl precursor, N(9)-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-O(6)-[3-(tributylstannyl)benzyl]-N(2)-(trifluoroacetyl)guanine, was subjected to rapid C-[(11)C]methylation under [(11)C]CH3I/[Pd2(dba)3]/P(o-CH3C6H4)3/CuCl/K2CO3 in NMP, followed by quick deprotection with LiOH/H2O, giving [(11)C]mMeBG with total radioactivity of 1...
May 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352902/self-assembly-of-gradient-copolymers-synthesized-in-semi-batch-mode-by-nitroxide-mediated-polymerization
#15
Kevin Wylie, Ian Bennett, Milan Marić
The effect of diffuse compositional interfaces on copolymer self-assembly was studied via gradient copolymers (GCP). Poly(methyl methacrylate)-grad-(styrene) (PMMA-grad-PSt) copolymers were synthesized in semi-batch mode using nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) with varied monomer injection protocols to produce varied diffuse interfaces (number average molecular weights (Mn) ranged from 62 000 g mol(-1) to 94 000 g mol(-1) with dispersities (Đ) between 1.35 and 1.59). The GCPs were spun into thin films on substrates made neutral by (St-ran-MMA-ran-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) terpolymers and annealed at elevated temperature to produce vertically oriented microphase-separated domains...
April 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351756/oxygenated-hypothermic-machine-perfusion-after-static-cold-storage-improves-endothelial-function-of-extended-criteria-donor-livers
#16
Laura C Burlage, Negin Karimian, Andrie C Westerkamp, Nienke Visser, Alix P M Matton, Rianne van Rijn, Jelle Adelmeijer, Janneke Wiersema-Buist, Annette S H Gouw, Ton Lisman, Robert J Porte
BACKGROUND: Lack of oxygen and biomechanical stimulation during static cold storage (SCS) of donor livers compromises endothelial cell function. We investigated the effect of end-ischemic oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) on endothelial cell function of extended criteria donor (ECD) livers. METHODS: Eighteen livers, declined for transplantation, were transported to our center using static cold storage (SCS). After SCS, 6 livers underwent two hours of HMP, and subsequent normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) to assess viability...
March 25, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333889/normothermic-ex-situ-liver-preservation-the-new-gold-standard
#17
Richard W Laing, Hynek Mergental, Darius F Mirza
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Normothermic machine perfusion of the liver (NMP-L) is a novel technology recently introduced into the practice of liver transplantation. This review recapitulates benefits of normothermic perfusion over conventional static cold storage and summarizes recent publications in this area. RECENT FINDINGS: The first clinical trials have demonstrated both safety and feasibility of NMP-L. They have shown that machine perfusion can entirely replace cold storage or be commenced following a period of cold ischaemia...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332084/molecularly-imprinted-membranes-mims-for-selective-removal-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-in-environmental-waters-fabrication-and-characterization
#18
Dennis S Mkhize, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Laura P Quinn, Bhekie B Mamba, Titus A M Msagati
Molecularly imprinted membranes (MIMs) with selective removal properties for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were prepared through the phase inversion technique. The MIMs were obtained from casting the viscous solutions of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), polysulfone (PSf), and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as the casting solvent. Different membranes were prepared at different concentration of MIPs and PSf. The resulting MIMs were characterized by atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325526/enhanced-imc-based-pid-controller-design-for-non-minimum-phase-nmp-integrating-processes-with-time-delays
#19
K Ghousiya Begum, A Seshagiri Rao, T K Radhakrishnan
Internal model control (IMC) with optimal H2 minimization framework is proposed in this paper for design of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers. The controller design is addressed for integrating and double integrating time delay processes with right half plane (RHP) zeros. Blaschke product is used to derive the optimal controller. There is a single adjustable closed loop tuning parameter for controller design. Systematic guidelines are provided for selection of this tuning parameter based on maximum sensitivity...
March 18, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319663/2h-ws2-quantum-dots-produced-by-modulating-the-dimension-and-phase-of-1t-nanosheets-for-antibody-free-optical-sensing-of-neurotransmitters
#20
Man-Jin Kim, Su-Ji Jeon, Tae Woog Kang, Jong-Min Ju, DaBin Yim, Hye-In Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Jong-Ho Kim
Modulating the dimensions and phases of transition metal dichalcogenides is of great interest to enhance their intrinsic properties or to create new physicochemical properties. Herein, we report an effective approach to synthesize 2H-WS2 quantum dots (QDs) via the dimension and phase engineering of 1T-WS2 nanosheets. The solvothermal reaction of chemically exfoliated 1T-WS2 nanosheets in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) under an N2 atmosphere induced their chopping and phase transition at lower temperature to produce 2H-WS2 QDs with a high quantum yield (5...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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