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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087367/production-of-recombinant-proteins-in-escherichia-coli-tagged-with-the-fusion-protein-cusf3h
#1
Teresa Vargas-Cortez, Jose Ruben Morones-Ramirez, Isaias Balderas-Renteria, Xristo Zarate
Recombinant protein expression in the bacterium Escherichia coli still is the number one choice for large-scale protein production. Nevertheless, many complications can arise using this microorganism, such as low yields, the formation of inclusion bodies, and the requirement for difficult purification steps. Most of these problems can be solved with the use of fusion proteins. Here, the use of the metal-binding protein CusF3H+ is described as a new fusion protein for recombinant protein expression and purification in E...
January 10, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081492/hassle-free-synthesis-of-nanodimensional-ni-cu-and-zn-sulfides-for-spectral-sensing-of-hg-cd-and-pb-a-comparative-study
#2
Zarina Ansari, Shib Shankar Singha, Abhijit Saha, Kamalika Sen
A simple room temperature synthesis method of Ni, Cu and Zn sulfide nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous medium is reported here. The NPs stabilized in aqueous medium by the citrate ions were characterized by UV-vis, ζ potentials, TEM and Raman spectroscopic techniques. The solid NPs could be isolated from the aqueous medium when allowed to stand for a prolonged time (~20h). The solids were also characterized by IR and powder X-ray analysis. The nanoparticles were further used for the development of facile optical sensing and detection of heavy metal ions at trace scale...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080066/para-selective-alkylation-of-sulfonylarenes-by-cooperative-nickel-aluminum-catalysis
#3
Shogo Okumura, Yoshiaki Nakao
A method for the para-selective alkylation of a variety of arenesulfonamides and aromatic sulfones with 1-alkenes by cooperative nickel/aluminum catalysis has been developed. Taking advantage of the sulfornyl functionality serving as a removable ortho-directing group, the reaction can be applied to facile access to 1,3-dialkyl-substitued benzenes.
January 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078893/direct-%C3%AE-arylation-heteroarylation-of-2-trifluoroboratochromanones-via-photoredox-nickel-dual-catalysis
#4
Jennifer K Matsui, Gary A Molander
Utilizing photoredox/nickel dual catalysis, diverse flavanones have been synthesized by coupling novel 2-trifluoroboratochromanone building blocks with aryl and heteroaryl bromide partners. The newly reported trifluoroboratochromanones can be easily accessed from the corresponding chromones on multigram scale. This represents a general route for accessing natural and unnatural flavanones that were previously formed through a synthetically more restrictive ring closure route from chalcone precursors.
January 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078888/low-temperature-wet-conformal-nickel-silicide-deposition-for-transistor-technology-through-an-organometallic-approach
#5
Tsung-Han Lin, Tigran Margossian, Michele De Marchi, Maxime Thammasack, Dmitry Y Zemlyanov, Sudhir Kumar, Jakub Jagielski, Li-Qing Zheng, Chih-Jen Shih, Renato Zenobi, Giovanni De Micheli, David Baudouin, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Christophe Copéret
The race for performant integrated circuits is nowadays facing a downscale limitation. To overpass this nanoscale limit, modern transistors with complex geometries have flourished allowing higher performance and energy efficiency. Accompany with this breakthrough, challenges toward high-performance devices have emerged on each key preparation step, such as the inhomogeneous coverage issue and thermal-induced short circuit issue of metal silicide formation. In this respect, we developed a two-step organometallic approach for nickel silicide formation under near-ambient temperature...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078719/carbon-nanotube-supported-bio-inspired-nickel-catalyst-and-its-integration-in-hybrid-hydrogen-air-fuel-cells
#6
Solène Gentil, Noémie Lalaoui, Arnab Dutta, Yannig Nedellec, Serge Cosnier, Wendy J Shaw, Vincent Artero, Alan Le Goff
A biomimetic nickel bis-diphosphine complex incorporating the amino acid arginine in the outer coordination sphere was immobilized on modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) through electrostatic interactions. The functionalized redox nanomaterial exhibits reversible electrocatalytic activity for the H2 /2 H(+) interconversion from pH 0 to 9, with catalytic preference for H2 oxidation at all pH values. The high activity of the complex over a wide pH range allows us to integrate this bio-inspired nanomaterial either in an enzymatic fuel cell together with a multicopper oxidase at the cathode, or in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using Pt/C at the cathode...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078419/nanostructured-nio-based-reagentless-biosensor-for-total-cholesterol-and-low-density-lipoprotein-detection
#7
Gurpreet Kaur, Monika Tomar, Vinay Gupta
Nanostructured nickel oxide (NiO) thin film has been explored as a matrix to develop a reagentless biosensor for free and total cholesterol as well as low density lipoprotein (LDL) detection. The redox property of the matrix has been exploited to enhance the electron transfer between the enzyme and the electrode as well as to eliminate the toxic mediator in solution. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were carried out to characterize the NiO thin film...
January 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076759/quantitative-in-situ-tem-nanotensile-testing-of-single-crystal-ni-facilitated-by-a-new-sample-preparation-approach
#8
Vahid Samaeeaghmiyoni, Hosni Idrissi, Jonas Groten, Ruth Schwaiger, Dominique Schryvers
Twin-jet electro-polishing and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) were combined to produce small size Nickel single crystal specimens for quantitative in-situ nanotensile experiments in the transmission electron microscope. The combination of these techniques allows producing samples with nearly defect-free zones in the centre in contrast to conventional FIB-prepared samples. Since TEM investigations can be performed on the electro-polished samples prior to in-situ TEM straining, specimens with desired crystallographic orientation and initial microstructure can be prepared...
December 21, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075593/formation-of-nickel-clusters-wrapped-in-carbon-cages-towards-new-endohedral-metallofullerene-synthesis
#9
Alexander S Sinitsa, Thomas W Chamberlain, Thilo Zoberbier, Irina V Lebedeva, Andrey M Popov, Andrey A Knizhnik, Robert L McSweeney, Johannes Biskupek, Ute Kaiser, Andrei N Khlobystov
In spite of the high potential of endohedral metallofullerenes (EMFs) for application in biology, medicine and molecular electronics and recent efforts in EMF synthesis, the variety of EMFs accessible by conventional synthetic methods remains limited and does not include, for example, EMFs of late transition metals. We propose a method in which EMF formation is initiated by electron irradiation in aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron spectroscopy (AC-HRTEM) of a metal cluster surrounded by amorphous carbon inside a carbon nanotube serving as a nano-reactor and apply this method for synthesis of nickel EMFs...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075058/mof-derived-hollow-cage-nix-co3-x-o4-and-their-synergy-with-graphene-for-outstanding-supercapacitors
#10
Anjali Jayakumar, Rajini P Antony, Ronghua Wang, Jong-Min Lee
Highly optimized nickel cobalt mixed oxide has been derived from zeolite imidazole frameworks. While the pure cobalt oxide gives only 178.7 F g(-1) as the specific capacitance at a current density of 1 A g(-1) , the optimized Ni:Co 1:1 has given an extremely high and unprecedented specific capacitance of 1931 F g(-1) at a current density of 1 A g(-1) , with a capacitance retention of 69.5% after 5000 cycles in a three electrode test. This optimized Ni:Co 1:1 mixed oxide is further used to make a composite of nickel cobalt mixed oxide/graphene 3D hydrogel for enhancing the electrochemical performance by virtue of a continuous and porous graphene conductive network...
January 11, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075044/population-impacts-in-white-sucker-catostomus-commersonii-exposed-to-oil-sands-derived-contaminants-in-the-athabasca-river
#11
Collin J Arens, Jennifer C Arens, Natacha S Hogan, Richard J Kavanagh, Fabrice Berrue, Glen J Van Der Kraak, Michael R van den Heuvel
Biological and chemical endpoints were measured in White Sucker collected downstream of Athabasca oil sands developments and compared with those at Calling Lake, a reference location upstream of the Athabasca oil sands deposit. Naphthenic acid concentrations were also measured at 14 sites in the Athabasca River watershed. Concentrations of naphthenic acids were elevated in tributaries adjacent to oil sands mining developments. Tributary naphthenic acid profiles were more similar to aged oil sands process water than samples from the Athabasca River, suggesting an influence of tailings in the tributaries...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074854/facile-synthesis-of-highly-crystalline-and-large-areal-hexagonal-boron-nitride-from-borazine-oligomers
#12
Sungchan Park, Tae Hoon Seo, Hyunjin Cho, Kyung Hyun Min, Dong Su Lee, Dong-Il Won, Sang Ook Kang, Myung Jong Kim
A novel and facile synthetic method for h-BN films from borazine oligomer (B3N3H4)x precursors has been developed. This method only includes spin-coating of borazine oligomer onto nickel catalysts and a subsequent annealing step. Large areal and highly crystalline h-BN films were obtained. The stoichiometric B/N ratio of borazine oligomer precursor was preserved in the final h-BN product such that it was close to 1 as revealed by XPS. Catalytic effect of nickel for h-BN formation was clearly demonstrated by lowering crystallization temperature compared to the growth condition in the absence of catalyst...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074718/pyrolysis-catalysis-of-waste-plastic-using-a-nickel-stainless-steel-mesh-catalyst-for-high-value-carbon-products
#13
Yeshui Zhang, Mohamad A Nahil, Chunfei Wu, Paul T Williams
A stainless steel mesh loaded with nickel catalyst was produced and used for the pyrolysis-catalysis of waste high density polyethylene with the aim of producing high value carbon products, including carbon nanotubes. The catalysis temperature and plastic to catalyst ratio were investigated to determine the influence on the formation of different types of carbon deposited on the nickel-stainless steel mesh catalyst. Increasing temperature from 700 to 900 °C resulted in an increase in the carbon deposited on the nickel loaded stainless steel mesh catalyst from 32...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074364/efficient-photo-catalytic-degradation-of-malachite-green-using-nickel-tungstate-material-as-photo-catalyst
#14
N Helaïli, A Boudjamaa, M Kebir, K Bachari
The present study focused on the evaluation of photo-catalytic and photo-electrochemical properties of the photo-catalyst based on nickel tungstate material prepared by a nitrate method through the degradation of malachite green (MG) dye's. The effect of catalyst loading and dye concentration was examined. Physico-chemical, optical, electrical, electrochemical, and photo-electrochemical properties of the prepared material were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), BET analysis, optical reflectance diffuse (DR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDX), electrical conductivity, cyclic voltammetry (CV), current intensity, mott-shottky, and nyquist...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073927/new-insights-into-the-genetics-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-based-on-meta-analyses-of-intraocular-pressure-and-optic-disc-characteristics
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Henriët Springelkamp, Adriana I Iglesias, Aniket Mishra, René Höhn, Robert Wojciechowski, Anthony P Khawaja, Abhishek Nag, Ya Xing Wang, Jie Jin Wang, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Jane Gibson, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Eranga N Vithana, Puya Gharahkhani, Thibaud Boutin, Wishal D Ramdas, Tanja Zeller, Robert N Luben, Ekaterina Yonova-Doing, Ananth C Viswanathan, Seyhan Yazar, Angela J Cree, Jonathan L Haines, Jia Yu Koh, Emmanuelle Souzeau, James F Wilson, Najaf Amin, Christian Müller, Cristina Venturini, Lisa S Kearns, Jae Hee Kang, Neighborhood Consortium, Yih Chung Tham, Tiger Zhou, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Stefan Nickels, Paul Sanfilippo, Jiemin Liao, Herma van der Linde, Wanting Zhao, Leonieke M E van Koolwijk, Li Zheng, Fernando Rivadeneira, Mani Baskaran, Sven J van der Lee, Shamira Perera, Paulus T V M de Jong, Ben A Oostra, André G Uitterlinden, Qiao Fan, Albert Hofman, E- Shyong Tai, Johannes R Vingerling, Xueling Sim, Roger C W Wolfs, Yik Ying Teo, Hans G Lemij, Chiea Chuen Khor, Rob Willemsen, Karl J Lackner, Tin Aung, Nomdo M Jansonius, Grant Montgomery, Philipp S Wild, Terri L Young, Kathryn P Burdon, Pirro G Hysi, Louis R Pasquale, Tien Yin Wong, Caroline C W Klaver, Alex W Hewitt, Jost B Jonas, Paul Mitchell, Andrew J Lotery, Paul J Foster, Veronique Vitart, Norbert Pfeiffer, Jamie E Craig, David A Mackey, Christopher J Hammond, Janey L Wiggs, Ching-Yu Cheng, Cornelia M van Duijn, Stuart MacGregor
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common optic neuropathy, is a heritable disease. Siblings of POAG cases have a ten-fold increase risk of developing the disease. Intraocular pressure (IOP) and optic nerve head characteristics are used clinically to predict POAG risk. We conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis of IOP and optic disc parameters and validated our findings in multiple sets of POAG cases and controls. Using imputation to the 1000 genomes (1000G) reference set, we identified 9 new genomic regions associated with vertical cup disc ratio (VCDR) and 1 new region associated with IOP...
January 10, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072849/analysis-of-the-importance-of-oxides-and-clays-in-cd-cr-cu-ni-pb-and-zn-adsorption-and-retention-with-regression-trees
#16
Juan José González-Costa, Manuel Joaquín Reigosa, José María Matías, Emma Fernández-Covelo
This study determines the influence of the different soil components and of the cation-exchange capacity on the adsorption and retention of different heavy metals: cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, lead and zinc. In order to do so, regression models were created through decision trees and the importance of soil components was assessed. Used variables were: humified organic matter, specific cation-exchange capacity, percentages of sand and silt, proportions of Mn, Fe and Al oxides and hematite, and the proportion of quartz, plagioclase and mica, and the proportions of the different clays: kaolinite, vermiculite, gibbsite and chlorite...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072515/ultralight-flexible-and-semi-transparent-metal-oxide-papers-for-photoelectrochemical-water-splitting
#17
Minwei Zhang, Chengyi Hou, Arnab Halder, Qijin Chi
Thanks to their versatile functionality, metal oxides (MOs) constitute one of the key family materials in a variety of current demands for sensor, catalysis, energy storage and conversion, optical electronics and piezoelectric mechanics. Much effort has focused on engineering specific nanostructure and macroscopic morphology of MOs that aims to enhance their performances, but the design and controlled synthesis of ultrafine nanostructured MOs in a cost-effective and facile way remains a challenge. In this work, we have exploited the advantages of intrinsic structures of graphene oxide (GO) papers, serving as a sacrificial template, to design and synthesize two-dimensional (2D) layered and free-standing MO papers with ultrafine nanostructures...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071193/screening-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriacae-concomitant-with-low-degree-of-transmission-in-intensive-care-and-bone-marrow-transplant-units
#18
Giuseppe Valenza, Monika Schulze, Petra Friedrich, Wulf Schneider-Brachert, Thomas Holzmann, Silke Nickel, Verena Lehner-Reindl, Christiane Höller
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are spreading worldwide in both hospital and community settings. In this study, the molecular epidemiology and the transmission modalities of ESBL-E in intensive care- and bone marrow transplant were investigated. METHODS: All patients included in this study were screened for presence of ESBL-E on admission and weekly. Relevant β-lactamase genes were identified by PCR and sequencing...
January 10, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070864/factors-that-affect-the-content-of-cadmium-nickel-copper-and-zinc-in-tissues-of-the-knee-joint
#19
Wojciech Roczniak, Barbara Brodziak-Dopierała, Elżbieta Cipora, Agata Jakóbik-Kolon, Joanna Kluczka, Magdalena Babuśka-Roczniak
Osteoarthritis causes the degradation of the articular cartilage and periarticular bones. Trace elements influence the growth, development and condition of the bone tissue. Changes to the mineral composition of the bone tissue can cause degenerative changes and fractures. The aim of the research was to determine the content of cadmium (Cd), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in the tibia, the femur and the meniscus in men and women who underwent a knee replacement surgery. Samples were collected from 50 patients, including 36 women and 14 men...
January 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070650/revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-due-to-bone-cement-and-metal-hypersensitivity
#20
Ioannis P Stathopoulos, Nicolaos Andrianopoulos, Dimitrios Paschaloglou, Ioannis Tsarouchas
INTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity to implants is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Metal and, less frequently, bone cement can produce allergic symptomatology that if unresponsive to conservative treatment could lead to revision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a patient with generalized pruritus and metal taste starting during the first postoperative month after TKA. Dermal allergy exams revealed that the patient had hypersensitivity to nickel sulphate and cobalt chloride and bone cement...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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