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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821437/particle-sizing-of-pharmaceutical-aerosols-via-direct-imaging-of-particle-settling-velocities
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Rami Fishler, Frank Verhoeven, Wilbur de Kruijf, Josué Sznitman
We present a novel method for characterizing in near real-time the aerodynamic particle size distributions from pharmaceutical inhalers. The proposed method is based on direct imaging of airborne particles followed by a particle-by-particle measurement of settling velocities using image analysis and particle tracking algorithms. Due to the simplicity of the principle of operation, this method has the potential of circumventing potential biases of current real-time particle analyzers (e.g. Time of Flight analysis), while offering a cost effective solution...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821003/-111-in-dtpa-d-phe-1-asp-0-d-phe-1-octreotide-exhibits-higher-tumor-accumulation-and-lower-renal-radioactivity-than-111-in-dtpa-d-phe-1-octreotide
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Nobuhiro Oshima, Hiromichi Akizawa, Hirotake Kitaura, Hidekazu Kawashima, Songji Zhao, Yan Zhao, Ken-Ichi Nishijima, Yoji Kitamura, Yasushi Arano, Yuji Kuge, Kazue Ohkura
INTRODUCTION: (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide scintigraphy is an important method of detecting neuroendocrine tumors. We previously reported that a new derivative of (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide, (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(-1)-Asp(0)-d-Phe(1)-octreotide, accomplished the reduction of prolonged renal accumulation of radioactivity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tumor accumulation of (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(-1)-Asp(0)-d-Phe(1)-octreotide in vitro and in vivo by comparing it with (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819889/visualization-of-57-fe-labeled-heme-isotopic-fine-structure-and-localization-of-regions-of-erythroblast-maturation-in-mouse-spleen-by-maldi-fticr-ms-imaging
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Makoto Kihara, Yukari Matsuo-Tezuka, Mariko Noguchi-Sasaki, Keigo Yorozu, Mitsue Kurasawa, Yasushi Shimonaka, Michinori Hirata
Epoetin beta pegol (continuous erythropoiesis receptor activator; C.E.R.A.), or methoxy-polyethylene glycol-modified epoetin beta, is a long-acting erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) that effectively maintains hemoglobin levels. It promotes proliferation of erythroid progenitor cells in hematopoietic organs and leads to increased reticulocyte and hemoglobin levels. However, the detailed erythropoietic effects of various ESAs on their target organs have yet to be clarified, and new approaches are needed to analyze tissue iron localization with structural information...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816073/overactive-bladder-treatment-application-of-methylene-blue-to-improve-the-injection-technique-of-onabotulinum-toxin-a
#4
Michał Szczypior, Wojciech Połom, Marcin Markuszewski, Krzesimir Ciura, Magdalena Buszewska-Forajta, Julia Jacyna, Michał Markuszewski, Marcin Matuszewski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the addition of methylene blue (MB) to onabotulinum toxin A (BTX-A) solution in overactive bladder (OAB) treatment, as a means of facilitating observation of the injection site and assessing the distribution of the drug under the bladder mucosa during injection. Pharmacological interactions between BTX-A and MB were also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted between December 2014 and April 2016 on 30 patients: six males and 24 females (median age 57...
August 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809106/structural-characteristics-and-function-of-a-new-kind-of-thermostable-trehalose-synthase-from-thermobaculum-terrenum
#5
Junqing Wang, Xudong Ren, Ruiming Wang, Jing Su, Feng Wang
Trehalose has important applications in the food industry and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The thermostable enzyme trehalose synthase from Thermobaculum terrenum (TtTS) catalyzes the reversible interconversion of maltose and trehalose. Here, we investigated the structural characteristics of TtTS in complex with the inhibitor TriS. TtTS exhibits the typical three domain glycoside hydrolase family 13 structure. The catalytic cleft consists of Asp202-Glu244-Asp310 and various conserved substrate-binding residues...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809091/different-localizations-of-drugs-simultaneously-administered-in-a-strand-of-hair-by-micro-segmental-analysis
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Kenji Kuwayama, Hajime Miyaguchi, Yuko T Iwata, Tatsuyuki Kanamori, Kenji Tsujikawa, Tadashi Yamamuro, Hiroki Segawa, Hiroyuki Inoue
Segmental hair analysis is used to estimate the time of drug intake at monthly precision in drug-related crimes. Previously we advanced this analytical method to specify the day of drug intake by cutting a strand of hair into 0.4-mm segments, which correspond to daily hair growth. Herein, we investigated the distributions of seven compounds in a strand of hair using micro-segmental analysis. Several strands of hair were collected 33.1-229.4 days after subjects were administered four pharmaceutical products that contained 10 drugs in single doses within 32 h...
August 15, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806704/chiral-pharmaceuticals-a-review-on-their-environmental-occurrence-and-fate-processes
#7
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Edmond Sanganyado, Zhijiang Lu, Qiuguo Fu, Daniel Schlenk, Jay Gan
More than 50% of pharmaceuticals in current use are chiral compounds. Enantiomers of the same pharmaceutical have identical physicochemical properties, but may exhibit differences in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and toxicity. The advancement in separation and detection methods has made it possible to analyze trace amounts of chiral compounds in environmental media. As a result, interest on chiral analysis and evaluation of stereoselectivity in environmental occurrence, phase distribution and degradation of chiral pharmaceuticals has grown substantially in recent years...
August 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806699/a-portable-synthesis-of-water-soluble-carbon-dots-for-highly-sensitive-and-selective-detection-of-chlorogenic-acid-based-on-inner-filter-effect
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Huan Yang, Liu Yang, Yusheng Yuan, Shuang Pan, Jidong Yang, Jingjing Yan, Hui Zhang, Qianqian Sun, Xiaoli Hu
In this work, a simple and facile hydrothermal method for synthesis of water-soluble carbon dots (CDs) with malic acid and urea, and were then employed as a high-performance fluorescent probe for selective and sensitive determination of chlorogenic acid (CGA) based on inner filter effect. The as-synthesized CDs was systematically characterized by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Energy disperse spectroscopy (EDS), UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, spectrofluorophotometry, and the results indicated that the sizes of CDs were mainly distributed in the range of 1...
August 1, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803799/constructing-novel-dihydrofuran-and-dihydroisoxazole-analogues-of-isocombretastatin-4-as-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitors-through-3-2-reactions
#9
Ming-Yu Song, Chen-Yu Cao, Qiu-Rui He, Qing-Miao Dong, Ding Li, Jiang-Jiang Tang, Jin-Ming Gao
[3+2] reactions play a key role in constructing various pharmaceutical moleculars. In this study, using Mn(OAc)3 mediated and 1,3-dipolar [3+2] cyclization reactions, 38 novel dihydrofuran and dihydroisoxazole analogues of isoCA-4 were synthesized as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization. Among them, compound 6g was found to be the most potent cytotoxic agents against PC-3 cells with IC50 value of 0.47μM, and compound 5p exhibted highest activity on HeLa cells with IC50 vaule of 2.32µM. Tubulin polymerization assay revealed that 6g was a dose-dependent and effective inhibitor of tubulin assembly...
July 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803364/volatile-terpenoids-multiple-functions-biosynthesis-modulation-and-manipulation-by-genetic-engineering
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REVIEW
Farhat Abbas, Yanguo Ke, Rangcai Yu, Yuechong Yue, Sikandar Amanullah, Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir, Yanping Fan
Terpenoids play several physiological and ecological functions in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses and also in human society because of their enormous applications in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. Through the aid of genetic engineering its role can by magnified to broad spectrum by improving genetic ability of crop plants, enhancing the aroma quality of fruits and flowers and the production of pharmaceutical terpenoids contents in medicinal plants. Terpenoids are structurally diverse and the most abundant plant secondary metabolites, playing an important role in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses, by attracting pollinators and through different interactions between the plants and their environment...
August 12, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801109/modelling-and-understanding-powder-flow-properties-and-compactability-of-selected-active-pharmaceutical-ingredients-excipients-and-physical-mixtures-from-critical-material-properties
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Zelalem Ayenew Worku, Dinesh Kumar, João Victor Gomes, Yunliang He, Brian Glennon, Kiran A Ramisetty, Åke C Rasmuson, Peter O'Connell, Kieran Gallagher, Trevor Woods, Nalini R Shastri, Anne-Marie Healy
The development of solid dosage forms and manufacturing processes are governed by complex physical properties of the powder and the type of pharmaceutical unit operation the manufacturing processes employs. Suitable powder flow properties and compactability are crucial bulk level properties for tablet manufacturing by direct compression. It is also generally agreed that small scale powder flow measurements can be useful to predict large scale production failure. In this study, predictive multilinear regression models were effectively developed from critical material properties to estimate static powder flow parameters from particle size distribution data for a single component and for binary systems...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800528/comparison-of-three-officinal-species-of-callicarpa-based-on-a-biochemome-profiling-strategy-with-uhplc-it-ms-and-chemometrics-analysis
#12
Meng-Lu Chen, Wen-Qi Chang, Jian-Liang Zhou, Ying-Hao Yin, Wen-Rui Xia, Jian-Qun Liu, Li-Fang Liu, Gui-Zhong Xin
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) materials with closely related species are frequently fungible in clinical use. Therefore, holistic comparison of the composition in bioactive compounds is essential to evaluate whether they are equivalent in efficacy. Taking three officinal species of Callicarpa as a case, we proposed and validated a standardized strategy for the discrimination of closely related TCM materials, which focused on the extraction, profiling and multivariate statistical analysis of their biochemome...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797763/the-safety-pharmacology-society-salary-survey
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Michael K Pugsley, Simon Authier, Tiffini Brabham, Maxim Soloviev, Carrie G Markgraf, Krystle Correll, Martin Traebert, Andrea Greiter-Wilke, Jean-Pierre Valentin, Hugo Vargas, Alfred Botchway, Derek J Leishman, Michael J Curtis
INTRODUCTION: Safety pharmacology is a growing discipline with scientists broadly distributed across international geographical regions. This electronic salary survey is the first to be distributed amongst the entire Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) membership. An electronic survey was sent to all members of the Society. Categorical survey questions assessed membership employment types, annual incomes, and professional certifications, along with other associated career attributes. METHODS: This survey was distributed to the SPS membership that is comprised of safety pharmacologists, toxicologists and pharmacologists working globally in the pharmaceutical industry, at contract research organizations (CRO), regulatory agencies, and academia or within the technology provider industry...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
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Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783497/incorporating-model-uncertainty-into-the-evaluation-of-interventions-to-reduce-microcontaminant-loads-in-rivers
#15
P Gimeno, R Marcé, Ll Bosch, J Comas, Ll Corominas
Models of microcontaminant fate and transport in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and rivers have been developed and used to assist decision-making in the field of water management. These models come with parameter uncertainties that must be properly incorporated in the decision-making process. The main goal of this study is to evaluate how the magnitudes of key model parameter uncertainties influence the selection of end-of-pipe interventions (at WWTPs) designed to reduce the microcontaminant loads in rivers...
July 17, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779976/fate-of-triclosan-in-laboratory-scale-activated-sludge-reactors-effect-of-culture-acclimation
#16
Aybala Koc Orhon, Kemal Berk Orhon, Ulku Yetis, Filiz B Dilek
Triclosan (TCS); a widely used antimicrobial biocide, exists in several pharmaceutical and personal care products. Due to its wide usage, TCS is detected in wastewater at varying concentrations. Biological treatability of TCS and its effect on chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency were investigated running laboratory-scale pulse-fed sequencing batch reactors with acclimated and non-acclimated cultures. The culture was acclimatized to TCS by gradually increasing its concentration in the synthetic feed wastewater from 100 ng/L to 100 mg/L...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774608/occurrence-and-formation-of-disinfection-by-products-in-the-swimming-pool-environment-a-critical-review
#17
REVIEW
Rhys A A Carter, Cynthia A Joll
Disinfection of water for human use is essential to protect against microbial disease; however, disinfection also leads to formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs), some of which are of health concern. From a chemical perspective, swimming pools are a complex matrix, with continual addition of a wide range of natural and anthropogenic chemicals via filling waters, disinfectant addition, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and human body excretions. Natural organic matter, trace amounts of DBPs and chlorine or chloramines may be introduced by the filling water, which is commonly disinfected distributed drinking water...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764324/large-scale-structural-characterization-of-drug-and-drug-like-compounds-by-high-throughput-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry
#18
Kelly M Hines, Dylan H Ross, Kimberly L Davidson, Matthew F Bush, Libin Xu
Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) can provide orthogonal information, i.e. m/z and collision cross section (CCS), for the identification of drugs and drug metabolites. However, only a small number of CCS values are available for drugs, which limits the use of CCS as an identification parameter and the assessment of structure-function relationships of drugs using IM-MS. Here we report the development of a rapid workflow for the measurement of CCS values of a large number of drug or drug-like molecules in nitrogen on the widely available traveling wave IM-MS (TWIM-MS) platform...
August 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762048/pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-in-arctic-environments-indicator-contaminants-for-assessing-local-and-remote-anthropogenic-sources-in-a-pristine-ecosystem-in-change
#19
Roland Kallenborn, Eva Brorström-Lundén, Lars-Otto Reiersen, Simon Wilson
A first review on occurrence and distribution of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) is presented. The literature survey conducted here was initiated by the current Assessment of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). This first review on the occurrence and environmental profile of PPCPs in the Arctic identified the presence of 110 related substances in the Arctic environment based on the reports from scientific publications, national and regional assessments and surveys, as well as academic research studies (i...
July 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758819/pharmaceutical-issues-during-the-review-of-european-marketing-authorisation-applications-in-malta
#20
Michael Chetcuti, Anthony Serracino-Inglott, Gavril Flores, John J Borg
The aim of this study was to identify pharmaceutical issues encountered during regulatory review in European Procedures. A database of issues from Day 70 assessment reports of 150 EU procedures was compiled; most procedures were for generics (108). Frequencies of common deficiencies have been calculated and summarised for use of all stakeholders. Out of the 150 procedures reviewed, covering 309 products, a total of 4796 concerns were identified. Of these concerns, 167 were Potential Serious Risks to Public Health, 67 were raised on drug substance and 100 on the drug product...
August 7, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
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