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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330114/evaluation-of-orange-peel-for-biosurfactant-production-by-bacillus-licheniformis-and-their-ability-to-degrade-naphthalene-and-crude-oil
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Arthala Praveen Kumar, Avilala Janardhan, Buddolla Viswanath, Kallubai Monika, Jin-Young Jung, Golla Narasimha
A Gram-positive bacterium was isolated from mangrove soil and was identified as Bacillus licheniformis (KC710973). The potential of a mangrove microorganism to utilize different natural waste carbon substrates for biosurfactant production and biodegradation of hydrocarbons was evaluated. Among several substrates used in the present study, orange peel was found to be best substrate of biosurfactant yield with 1.796 g/L and emulsification activity of 75.17 % against diesel. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis of biosurfactant compound revealed that the isolated biosurfactant is in lipopeptide nature...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329712/toxicity-of-effluents-from-gasoline-stations-oil-water-separators-to-early-life-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Romulo Nepomuceno Alves, Célio Freire Mariz, Driele Ventura de Paulo, Paulo S M Carvalho
Used petroleum hydrocarbons and gasoline stations runoff are significant sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to aquatic ecosystems. Samples of the final effluent of oil-water-separators were collected at gasoline stations in the metropolitan region of Recife, Brazil, before release to sewage or rainwater systems. Effluent soluble fractions (ESF) were prepared and bioassays were performed according to the Fish Embryo Toxicity Test. The test involved exposing zebrafish Danio rerio embryos to dilutions of the ESFs for 96 h, with daily examination of lethality and sublethal morphological effects integrated through the General Morphology Score (GMS), based on the achievement of developmental hallmarks...
March 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328038/superbasic-alkyl-substituted-bisphosphazene-proton-sponges-a-new-class-of-deprotonating-matrices-for-negative-ion-matrix-assisted-ionization-laser-desorption-mass-spectrometry-of-low-molecular-weight-hardly-ionizable-analytes
#3
C D Calvano, T R I Cataldi, J F Kögel, A Monopoli, F Palmisano, J Sundermeyer
RATIONALE: Here hardly ionizable and low molecular weight compounds are detected in negative ion mode by using novel superbasic proton sponges based on 1,8-bisphosphazenylnaphthalene (PN) as MALDI matrices. Among the selected proton sponges, 1,8-bis(trispyrrolidinophosphazenyl)naphthalene (TPPN) has shown the best behaviour as matrix since it allows the direct detection of intact cholesterol without derivatization also in real challenging samples. METHODS: Very weakly acidic compounds such as sterols, steroids, fatty alcohols and saccharides were detected in reflectron negative ion mode by a MALDI TOF/TOF system equipped with a neodymium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Nd:YLF) laser (345 nm) with typical mass accuracy of 10 ppm...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327735/reverse-micelle-based-water-soluble-nanoparticles-for-simultaneous-bioimaging-and-drug-delivery
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Ying Chen, Yong Liu, Yongchao Yao, Shiyong Zhang, Zhongwei Gu
With special confined water pools, reverse micelles (RMs) have shown potential for a wide range of applications. However, the inherent water-insolubility of RMs hinders their further application prospects, especially for applications related to biology. We recently reported the first successful transfer of RMs from organic media to an aqueous phase without changing the smart water pools by the hydrolysis of an arm-cleavable interfacial cross-linked reverse micelles. Herein, we employed another elaborate amphiphile 1 to construct new acrylamide-based cross-linked water-soluble nanoparticles (ACW-NPs) under much gentler conditions...
March 22, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321452/spontaneous-wormlike-micelles-formed-in-a-single-tailed-zwitterionic-surface-active-ionic-liquid-aqueous-solution
#5
Panpan Sun, Fei Lu, Aoli Wu, Lijuan Shi, Liqiang Zheng
Wormlike micelles were successfully fabricated by the self-assembly of a single-tailed zwitterionic surface-active ionic liquid (SAIL), 3-(1-hexadecyl-3-imidazolio) propanesulfonate β-naphthalene sulfonate (C16IPS-Nsa), in aqueous solutions without any additives. With increasing zwitterionic SAIL concentration, spontaneous transition from micelles to wormlike micelles and then a hexagonal phase occurs. Interestingly, the wormlike micelles are closed, stretched and directionally arranged, which was rarely found in previous research studies...
March 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320900/dissociation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-molecular-dynamics-studies
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A Simon, M Rapacioli, G Rouaut, G Trinquier, F X Gadéa
We present dynamical studies of the dissociation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) radical cations in their ground electronic states with significant internal energy. Molecular dynamics simulations are performed, the electronic structure being described on-the-fly at the self-consistent-charge density functional-based tight binding (SCC-DFTB) level of theory. The SCC-DFTB approach is first benchmarked against DFT results. Extensive simulations are achieved for naphthalene [Formula: see text], pyrene [Formula: see text] and coronene [Formula: see text] at several energies...
April 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320536/retention-models-and-interaction-mechanisms-of-benzene-and-other-aromatic-molecules-with-an-amylose-based-sorbent
#7
Han-Yu Hsieh, Shyuan-Guey Wu, Hung-Wei Tsui
Stoichiometric displacement models have been widely used for understanding the adsorption mechanisms of solutes in chromatography systems. Such models are used for interpreting plots of solute retention factor versus concentrations of polar modifier in an inert solvent. However, these models often assume that dispersion forces are negligible and they are unable to account for solutes with significant aromatic interactions. In this study, a systematic investigation of the relationship between retention behavior and aromatic groups was performed using five simple aromatic molecules-benzene, naphthalene, mesitylene, durene, and toluene-with a commercially available amylose tris(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate)-based sorbent...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319309/rhodium-catalyzed-enantioselective-isomerization-of-meso-oxabenzonorbornadienes-to-1-2-naphthalene-oxides
#8
Andy Yen, Ken-Loon Choo, Shabnam K Yazdi, Patrick T Franke, Robert Webster, Ivan Franzoni, Charles C J Loh, Amalia I Poblador-Bahamonde, Mark Lautens
Herein we describe a rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective isomerization of meso-oxabicyclic alkenes to 1,2-naphthalene oxides. These potentially useful building blocks can be accessed in moderate to excellent yields with impressive enantioselectivities. Additionally, experimental findings supported by preliminary computations suggest that ring-opening reactions of bridgehead disubstituted oxabicyclic alkenes proceed through the intermediacy of these epoxides and may point to a kinetically and thermodynamically favored reductive elimination as the origin for the observed enantioselectivities...
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315931/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-mussels-from-a-south-american-estuary
#9
Ana L Oliva, Andrés H Arias, Pamela Y Quintas, Natalia S Buzzi, Jorge E Marcovecchio
Bivalves, especially mussels, have been pointed as putative species to monitor polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in marine environment. After several environmental PAHs baseline reports, the present study was conducted to assess for the first time the levels of PAHs in native mussels (Brachidontes rodriguezii) collected from a critical industrialized estuary of Argentina. Under this objective, after an 18-month sampling period, 34 pools of mussels were assessed for 17 PAHs, including the 16 compounds prioritized by United States Environmental Protection Agency...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314803/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-accelerate-airway-repair-by-activating-ffa4-in-club-cells
#10
Kyoung-Pil Lee, Soo-Jin Park, Saeromi Kang, Jung-Min Koh, Koichi Sato, Hae Young Chung, Fumikazu Okajima, Dong-Soon Im
A GPCR named FFA4 (also known as GPR120) was found to act as a GPCR for omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Its expression has been reported in lung epithelial club cells. The authors investigated whether supplementation of the omega-3 fatty acids benefits lung health. Omacor® (7.75 mg kg-1), clinically prescribed preparation of omega-3 fatty acids and FFA4-knockout mice were utilized in a naphthalene-induced mouse model of acute airway injury (one injection of 30 mg kg-1, i.p.). Naphthalene injection induced complete destruction of bronchiolar epithelial cells within a day...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314140/an-investigation-of-the-immunotoxicity-of-oil-sands-processed-water-and-leachates-in-trout-leukocytes
#11
F Gagné, A Bruneau, P Turcotte, C Gagnon, E Lacaze
Increased oil sands (OS) mining activity has raised concerns about impacts on aquatic organisms. This study sought to examine the effects of single representative compounds from OS (benzo(a)pyrene, naphthalene), a mixture of naphthenic acids (NAs), OS-processed water (OSPW) and OS leachate (OSL) extracts on rainbow trout leukocytes. Primary cultures of trout leukocytes were exposed to increasing concentrations of benzo(a)pyrene, naphthalene, NAs, OSPW and OSL for 48h at 18°C. Immunocompetence was followed by measuring changes in lymphocyte and macrophage viability and phagocytosis...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314123/which-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-rivers-of-the-bohai-region-of-china-represent-the-greatest-risk-to-the-local-ecosystem
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Yueqing Zhang, Andrew C Johnson, Chao Su, Meng Zhang, Monika D Jürgens, Yajuan Shi, Yonglong Lu
Freshwater aquatic organisms can be exposed to hundreds of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) discharged by natural and anthropogenic activities. Given our limited resources it is necessary to identify, from the existing evidence, which is the greatest threat so that control measures can be targeted wisely. The focus of this study was to rank POPs according to the relative risk they represent for aquatic organisms in rivers in the Bohai Region, China. A list of 14 POPs was compiled based on the available data on their presence in these rivers and ecotoxicological data...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303488/photophysics-of-dihydroquinazolinone-derivatives-experimental-and-theoretical-studies
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Mehboobali Pannipara, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi, Abul Kalam, T N Mohammed Musthafa
Herein, we report the synthesis of two dihydroquinazolinone derivative 2-(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-1-yl)-2, 3-dihydro-1H-quinazolin-4-one (1) and 2-(3-Methyl-thiophen-2-yl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-quinazolin-4-one (2) by using 2-aminobenzamide, 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde and 3-methyl thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde. The synthesized compounds were characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, FT-IR and its spectral, photophysical, intramolecular charge transfer characteristics were studied by absorption and emission spectroscopy. The synthesized compound exhibits significant changes in their photophysical properties depending on the solvent polarity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301949/phenolic-constituents-from-rheum-nobile-and-their-antioxidant-activity
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Ye Fei, Juan Wang, Bing Peng, Jiangnan Peng, Jing-Hong Hu, Zu-Ping Zeng, Jing Chen, Qi-En Li, Zeng-Ping Gao, Xing-Li Yan
Although the rhizomes of Rheum nobile Hook. f. et Thoms (Polygonaceae) are widely used in Tibetan medicine, no previous investigations regarding the biological activities and rarely chemical constituents of this plant have been reported. As part of an ongoing search for novel bioactive agents, a phytochemical investigation of R. nobile led to the isolation of two new compounds Rheumone B (1) and piceatannol-4'-O-β-D-(6″-O-acetyl)-glucoside (2), together with 15 known compounds by gel filtration over Sephadex LH-20 and preparative HPLC...
March 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301150/discovery-of-new-sirt2-inhibitors-by-utilizing-a-consensus-docking-scoring-strategy-and-structure-activity-relationship-analysis
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Shen-Zhen Huang, Chun-Li Song, Xiang Wang, Guo Zhang, Yan-Lin Wang, Xiao-Juan Jiang, Qi-Zheng Sun, Lu-Yi Huang, Rong Xiang, Yi-Guo Hu, Lin-Li Li, Sheng-Yong Yang
SIRT2, which is a NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)-dependent deacetylase, has been demonstrated to play an important role in the occurrence and development of a variety of diseases such as cancer, ischemia-reperfusion, and neurodegenerative diseases. Small molecule inhibitors of SIRT2 are thought as potential interfering agents for relevant diseases. Discovery of SIRT2 inhibitor has attracted much attention recently. In this investigation, we first adopted a consensus docking/scoring strategy to screen for novel SIRT2 inhibitors...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301145/photodissociation-electronic-spectra-of-cold-protonated-quinoline-and-isoquinoline-in-the-gas-phase
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Géraldine Féraud, Luis Domenianni, Ernesto Marceca, Claude Dedonder-Lardeux, Christophe Jouvet
Photofragmentation electronic spectra of isolated single-isomeric N-protonated quinoline (quinolinium) and isoquinoline (isoquinolinium) ions have been measured at a temperature of ∼40 K using a mass-selective, 10 cm(-1) spectral resolution, photodissociation spectrometer. Additionally, ab-initio adiabatic transition energies calculated using the RI-ADC(2) method have been employed to assist in the assignment of the spectra. Three electronic transitions having ππ* character were clearly evidenced for both protonated ions within the UV and deep-UV spectral ranges...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301033/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-produced-by-electrocautery-smoke-and-the-use-of-personal-protective-equipment-1
#17
Caroline Vieira Claudio, Renata Perfeito Ribeiro, Júlia Trevisan Martins, Maria Helena Palucci Marziale, Maria Cristina Solci, José Carlos Dalmas
Objective: analyze the concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in electrocautery smoke in operating rooms and the use of personal protective equipment by the intraoperative team when exposed to hydrocarbons. Method: exploratory and cross-sectional field research conducted in a surgery center. Gases were collected by a vacuum suction pump from a sample of 50 abdominal surgeries in which an electrocautery was used. A form was applied to identify the use of personal protective equipment...
March 2, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300698/antibacterial-screening-of-rumex-species-native-to-the-carpathian-basin-and-bioactivity-guided-isolation-of-compounds-from-rumex-aquaticus
#18
Orsolya Orbán-Gyapai, Erika Liktor-Busa, Norbert Kúsz, Dóra Stefkó, Edit Urbán, Judit Hohmann, Andrea Vasas
Plants belonging to the genus Rumex (family Polygonaceae) are used worldwide in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases caused by different microorganisms (e.g. bacteria-related dermatologic conditions, dysentery and enteritis). The present study focused on the antibacterial screening of Rumex species native to the Carpathian Basin, and isolation of compounds from one of the most efficient species, Rumex aquaticus. The antibacterial effects of n-hexane, chloroform and aqueous fractions of methanol extracts prepared from different parts of 14 Rumex species (R...
March 11, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300553/neutrophil-elastase-inhibitor-sivelestat-ameliorates-gefitinib-naphthalene-induced-acute-pneumonitis-in-mice
#19
Hironori Mikumo, Toyoshi Yanagihara, Naoki Hamada, Eiji Harada, Saiko Ogata-Suetsugu, Chika Ikeda-Harada, Masako Arimura-Omori, Kunihiro Suzuki, Testuya Yokoyama, Yoichi Nakanishi
Gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI), is an effective therapeutic agent for non-small cell lung cancer with EGFR mutations. It can cause severe acute pneumonitis in some patients. We previously demonstrated that mice with naphthalene-induced airway epithelial injury developed severe gefitinib-induced pneumonitis and that neutrophils played important roles in the development of the disease. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the neutrophil elastase inhibitor sivelestat on gefitinib-induced pneumonitis in mice...
March 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299480/stability-and-molecular-properties-of-the-boron-nitrogen-alternating-analogs-of-azulene-and-naphthalene-a-computational-study
#20
Anderson José Lopes Catão, Alejandro López-Castillo
In this work, the spectroscopic information, stability and aromaticity of the boron-nitrogen azulene and naphthalene molecules are provided by the use of CC2 (geometry optimization, dipole moment, UV-vis spectrum calculations) and DFT (vibrational spectrum and NMR calculations) methodologies. One isomer of the investigated boron-nitrogen naphthalene (boroazanaphthalene) and two isomers of boron-nitrogen azulene, 1,3,4,6,8-pentaaza-2,3a,5,7,8a-pentaboraazulene (BN-azulene) and 2,3a,5,7,8a-pentaaza-1,3,4,6,8- pentaboraazulene (NB-azulene), are stable systems...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
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