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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933691/single-fusion-events-at-polarized-liquid-liquid-interfaces
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Eduardo Laborda, Angela Molina, Vanesa Fernández Espín, Francisco Martínez-Ortiz, José García de la Torre, Richard G Compton
A new electrochemical framework for tracking individual soft particles in solution and monitoring their fusion with polarized liquid-liquid interfaces is reported. The physicochemical principle lies in the interfacial transfer of an ionic probe confined in the particles dispersed in solution and that is released upon their collision and fusion with the fluid interface. As a proof-of-concept, spike-like transients of a stochastic nature are reported in the current-time response of 1,2-dichloroethane(DCE)|water(W) submilli-interfaces after injection of DCE-in-W emulsions...
December 9, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933669/characterization-of-nitrated-sugar-alcohols-by-atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Alla Ostrinskaya, Jude A Kelley, Roderick R Kunz
RATIONALE: The nitrated sugar alcohols mannitol hexanitrate (MHN), sorbitol hexanitrate (SHN) and xylitol pentanitrate (XPN) are in the same class of compounds as the powerful military grade explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and the homemade explosive erythritol tetranitrate (ETN) but, unlike for PETN and ETN, ways to detect MHN, SHN and XPN by mass spectrometry (MS) have not been fully investigated. METHODS: Atmospheric-pressure chemical-ionization mass spectrometry (APCI-MS) was used to detect ions characteristic of nitrated sugar alcohols...
December 9, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933644/quantitative-determination-and-evaluation-of-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis-with-different-harvesting-time-using-uplc-uv-ms-and-ft-ir-spectroscopy-in-combination-with-partial-least-squares-discriminant-analysis
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Yuan-Gui Yang, Ji Zhang, Yan-Li Zhao, Jin-Yu Zhang, Yuan-Zhong Wang
A rapid method was developed and validated by ultra performance liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectroscopy with ultraviolet detection (UPLC-UV-MS) for simultaneous determination of paris saponin I, paris saponin II, paris saponin VI and paris saponin VII. Partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) based on UPLC and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was employed to evaluate Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis (PPY) of different harvesting time. Quantitative determination implied that the various content of bioactive compounds with different harvesting time may lead to different pharmacological effects, the average content of total saponins for PPY from eight years was higher than that from others...
December 9, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933585/effect-of-rheology-and-poloxamers-properties-on-release-of-drugs-from-silicon-dioxide-gel-filled-hard-gelatin-capsules-a-further-enhancement-of-viability-of-liquid-semisolid-matrix-technology
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Misbah Sultana, Mobashar Ahmad Butt, Tariq Saeed, Rizwan Mahmood, Saeed Ul Hassan, Khalid Hussain, Syed Atif Raza, Muhammad Ahsan, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari
The liquid and semisolid matrix technology, filling liquids, semi-solids and gels in hard gelatin capsule are promising, thus, there is a need of enhanced research interest in the technology. Therefore, the present study was aimed to investigate isoniazid (freely soluble) and metronidazole (slightly soluble) gels filled in hard gelatin capsules for the effect of poloxamers of different viscosities on release of the drugs. Gel of each drug (10% w/w, particle size 180-250 μm), prepared by mixing poloxamer and 8% w/w hydrophilic silicon dioxide (Aerosil® A200), was assessed for rheology, dispersion stability and release profile...
December 8, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933548/metabolic-characterization-of-acutely-isolated-hippocampal-and-cerebral-cortical-slices-using-u-13-c-glucose-and-1-2-13-c-acetate-as-substrates
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Laura F McNair, Rasmus Kornfelt, Anne B Walls, Jens V Andersen, Blanca I Aldana, Jakob D Nissen, Arne Schousboe, Helle S Waagepetersen
Brain slice preparations from rats, mice and guinea pigs have served as important tools for studies of neurotransmission and metabolism. While hippocampal slices routinely have been used for electrophysiology studies, metabolic processes have mostly been studied in cerebral cortical slices. Few comparative characterization studies exist for acute hippocampal and cerebral cortical slices, hence, the aim of the current study was to characterize and compare glucose and acetate metabolism in these slice preparations in a newly established incubation design...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933483/covalent-immobilization-of-human-placental-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-onto-glutaraldehyde-activated-silica-coupled-with-lc-tof-ms-for-anti-cancer-drug-screening-applications
#6
Yin Bai, Wen-Di Zhou, Xian-Min Mu, Qian Zhang, Chen Yu, Bin Di, Meng-Xiang Su
Human 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (17β-HSD1), a potential target in breast cancer prevention and therapy, was extracted from human placenta and immobilized on nonporous silica (∼5 μm) with a covalent method for the first time. The optimum initial enzyme concentration and immobilization time during the immobilization process were 0.42 mg mL(-1) and 12 h, repectively. The binding was confirmed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). It could improve the pH, thermal and storage stability compared to free enzyme...
December 8, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933361/biotransformation-and-detectability-of-the-new-psychoactive-substances-n-n-diallyltryptamine-dalt-derivatives-5-fluoro-dalt-7-methyl-dalt-and-5-6-methylenedioxy-dalt-in-urine-using-gc-ms-lc-ms-n-and-lc-hr-ms-ms
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Julian A Michely, Simon D Brandt, Markus R Meyer, Hans H Maurer
Derivatives of N,N-diallyltryptamine (DALT) can be classified as new psychoactive substances. Biotransformation and detectability of 5-fluoro-DALT (5-F-DALT), 7-methyl-DALT (7-Me-DALT), and 5,6-methylenedioxy-DALT (5,6-MD-DALT) are described here. Their metabolites detected in rat urine and pooled human liver microsomes were identified by liquid chromatography (LC)-high resolution (HR)-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). In addition, the human cytochrome-P450 (CYP) isoenzymes involved in the main metabolic steps were identified and detectability tested in urine by the authors' urine screening approaches using GC-MS, LC-MS(n), or LC-HR-MS/MS...
December 8, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933324/effect-of-aqueous-storage-on-original-and-repair-bond-strength-and-residual-monomer-release-of-fiberreinforced-composites
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Diana Wolff, Michael Coupek, Ralf Erber, Tanja Krueger, Johannes Krisam, Hans Joerg Staehle, Cornelia Frese
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of aqueous storage on shear bond strength (SBS) and monomer release of fiberreinforced composites (FRCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four unidirectional FRCs were tested, including one semi-interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) (ES, everStick) and three cross-linked polymer (CLP) FRCs (GT, GrandTec; TF, TenderFiber; DP, Dentapreg). The SBS of samples of original resin to fresh FRC with an intact oxygen inhibition layer (n = 30/group) and repair resin to FRC after surface treatment (n = 30/group) was evaluated after 6 and 12 months of storage in artificial saliva...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933318/global-analysis-and-comparison-of-the-transcriptomes-and-proteomes-of-group-a-streptococcus-biofilms
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Jeffrey A Freiberg, Yoann Le Breton, Bao Q Tran, Alison J Scott, Janette M Harro, Robert K Ernst, Young Ah Goo, Emmanuel F Mongodin, David R Goodlett, Kevin S McIver, Mark E Shirtliff
To gain a better understanding of the genes and proteins involved in group A Streptococcus (GAS; Streptococcus pyogenes) biofilm growth, we analyzed the transcriptome, cellular proteome, and cell wall proteome from biofilms at different stages and compared them to those of plankton-stage GAS. Using high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) shotgun proteomics, we found distinct expression profiles in the transcriptome and proteome. A total of 46 genes and 41 proteins showed expression across the majority of biofilm time points that was consistently higher or consistently lower than that seen across the majority of planktonic time points...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933260/use-of-a-10-22%C3%A2-m-diameter-epb-shield-a-case-study-in-beijing-subway-construction
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Xinggao Li, Dajun Yuan, Yuhai Guo, Zhiyong Cai
INTRODUCTION: Beijing subway line 14 includes four stations and approximately 2.8 km of tunnels between the Dongfengbeiqiao and Jingshunlu areas of the city. Due to the surface and underground space limitations of this section, a double-track running tunnel instead of two single-track running tunnels was adopted to connect the two stations. The double-track tunnels were excavated by a 10.22 m diameter earth pressure balance (EPB) shield. It was the first time that an EPB shield more than 10 m in diameter was used in Beijing subway construction...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933189/insulin-resistance-of-protein-anabolism-accompanies-that-of-glucose-metabolism-in-lean-glucose-tolerant-offspring-of-persons-with-type-2-diabetes
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Sergio A Burgos, Vikram Chandurkar, Michael A Tsoukas, Stéphanie Chevalier, José A Morais, Marie Lamarche, Errol B Marliss
OBJECTIVE: To test whether protein anabolic resistance is an early defect in type 2 diabetes (T2D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seven lean, normoglycemic T2D offspring (T2D-O) and eight matched participants without family history (controls; C) underwent a 3-hour hyperinsulinemic (40 mU/m(2)/min), euglycemic (5.5 mmol/L) and isoaminoacidemic clamp. Whole-body glucose and protein kinetics were measured with d-[3-(3)H]glucose and l-[l-(13)C]leucine, respectively...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933110/profiling-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-liquid-biopsy-can-one-size-fit-all
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Harry W Clifford, Amy P Cassidy, Courtney Vaughn, Evaline S Tsai, Bianka Seres, Nirmesh Patel, Hannah L O'Neill, Emil Hewage, John W Cassidy
BACKGROUND: Cancer is first and foremost a disease of the genome. Specific genetic signatures within a tumour are prognostic of disease outcome, reflect subclonal architecture and intratumour heterogeneity, inform treatment choices and predict the emergence of resistance to targeted therapies. Minimally invasive liquid biopsies can give temporal resolution to a tumour's genetic profile and allow the monitoring of treatment response through levels of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA). However, the detection of ctDNA in repeated liquid biopsies is currently limited by economic and time constraints associated with targeted sequencing...
2016: Cancer Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933053/waste-conversion-into-n-caprylate-and-n-caproate-resource-recovery-from-wine-lees-using-anaerobic-reactor-microbiomes-and-in-line-extraction
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Leo A Kucek, Jiajie Xu, Mytien Nguyen, Largus T Angenent
To convert wastes into sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals, new resource recovery technologies are required. Chain elongation is a carboxylate-platform bioprocess that converts short-chain carboxylates (SCCs) (e.g., acetate [C2] and n-butyrate [C4]) into medium-chain carboxylates (MCCs) (e.g., n-caprylate [C8] and n-caproate [C6]) with hydrogen gas as a side product. Ethanol or another electron donor (e.g., lactate, carbohydrate) is required. Competitive MCC productivities, yields (product vs. substrate fed), and specificities (product vs...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932887/role-of-anuria-in-the-relationship-between-indoxyl-sulfate-and-anemia-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Jeng-Yi Huang, Ching-Wei Hsu, Chih-Wei Yang, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Wen-Hung Huang
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that indoxyl sulfate (IS) is associated with chronic kidney disease-related anemia. However, clinical studies are limited, and few have explored the potential confounding effect of anuria. This study, thus, evaluated the association between IS and anemia in both non-anuric and anuric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional and observational study included 165 chronic PD patients aged 19-84 years...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932800/timps-versatile-extracellular-regulators-in-cancer
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Hartland W Jackson, Virginie Defamie, Paul Waterhouse, Rama Khokha
A compelling long-term goal of cancer biology is to understand the crucial players during tumorigenesis in order to develop new interventions. Here, we review how the four non-redundant tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) regulate the pericellular proteolysis of a vast range of matrix and cell surface proteins, generating simultaneous effects on tumour architecture and cell signalling. Experimental studies demonstrate the contribution of TIMPs to the majority of cancer hallmarks, and human cancers invariably show TIMP deregulation in the tumour or stroma...
December 9, 2016: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932764/-effect-of-prolonged-propofol-infusion-on-myocardial-enzyme-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-and-adenosine-%C3%A2-triphosphate-in-rabbits
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Guangmin Xu, Zhixun Lan, Xianxiang Tong
To explore the effect of long-time propofol infusion on myocardial enzymes, mitochondrial cytochrome C and ATP in rabbits. 
 Methods: A total of 18 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: a control group, a propofol group and an intralipid group. The rabbits were continuously infused with 0.9% normal saline in the control group, 1% propofol in the propofol group, and 10% intralipid in the intralipid group, respectivey. The arterial blood was collected at 0, 8, 16 h and the end of experiment to examine creatine kinase (CK) and creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932756/-inhibitory-effect-of-jianpi-jiedu-prescription-contained-serum-on-colorectal-cancer-sw48-cell-proliferation-by-mtor-p53-p21-signalling-pathway
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Fengxia Lin, Sanlin Lei, Jin'an Ma, Li Shi, Dan Mao, Shaofan Zhang, Jianhua Huang, Xinyi Liu, Dengfeng Ding, Yingjin Zhang, Sifang Zhang
To investigate the effect of jianpi-jiedu (JPJD) prescription-contained serum on colorectal cancer SW48 cell proliferation and the underlying mechanisms.
 Methods: Crude extract from JPJD was made by water extract method and the main components of crude extract from JPJD were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid phase high resolution time of flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS). The low, medium, and high-concentration of JPJD-contained serum were prepared by the serum pharmacological method. The effect of serum containing JPJD on SW48 cell proliferation was determined by MTT assay...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932669/annals-express-quantification-of-the-steady-state-plasma-concentrations-of-clozapine-and-n-desmethylclozapine-in-japanese-patients-with-schizophrenia-using-a-novel-hplc-method-and-the-effects-of-cyps-and-abc-transporters-polymorphisms
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Yumiko Akamine, Yuka Sugawara-Kikuchi, Tsukasa Uno, Tetsuo Shimizu, Masatomo Miura
BACKGROUND: This study developed a novel high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the simultaneous quantification of clozapine and its active metabolite, N-desmethylclozapine, in human plasma and investigated the effects of various factors, including genetic polymorphisms in cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6, CYP3A5, ABCB1, and ABCG2, on the steady-state plasma trough concentrations (C0) of clozapine and N-desmethylclozapine in Japanese patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Forty-five patients had been receiving fixed doses of clozapine for at least 4 weeks...
December 8, 2016: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932613/type-1-reaction-in-leprosy-patients-corresponds-with-a-decrease-in-pro-resolving-and-an-increase-in-pro-inflammatory-lipid-mediators
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Carlos A M Silva, Kristofor Webb, Barbara G Andre, Maria Angela de Mello Marques, Fernanda Marques de Carvalho, Cristiana Santos de Macedo, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Maria Cristina Vidal Pessolani, John T Belisle
BACKGROUND: Type 1 reaction (T1R) is an acute Th1 inflammatory episode in leprosy patients. While immunological responses associated with T1R have been investigated, the corresponding metabolic responses that could contribute to T1R pathology have received little attention. METHODS: Metabolomics-based analyses of sera from T1R (n=7) and T1R-free (n=9) patients were conducted via liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Serum metabolites that significantly differed (p<0...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932550/spermaurin-an-la1-like-peptide-from-the-venom-of-the-scorpion-scorpio-maurus-palmatus-improves-sperm-motility-and-fertilization-in-different-mammalian-species
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Guillaume Martinez, Jean-Pascal Hograindleur, Sébastien Voisin, Roland Abi Nahed, Tarek M Abd El Aziz, Jessica Escoffier, Julien Bessonnat, Claire-Maëlle Fovet, Michel De Waard, Sylviane Hennebicq, Vincent Aucagne, Pierre F Ray, Eric Schmitt, Philippe Bulet, Christophe Arnoult
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to identify original compounds that are able to enhance sperm motility from the venom of the scorpion Scorpio maurus palmatus? SUMMARY ANSWER: We identified a potent disulfide-rich peptide (DRP) of 73 amino acids that significantly improved the motility of fresh and frozen-thawed sperm in different mammalian species, including human, and improved fertilization outcome in mouse IVF experiments. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Any disturbance of sperm motility has a strong impact on fertilization and can lead to subfertility or infertility...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
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