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Boric acid

Zahir Kızılay, Haydar Ali Erken, Nesibe Kahraman Çetin, Serdar Aktaş, Burçin İrem Abas, Ali Yılmaz
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of boric acid in experimental acute sciatic nerve injury. Twenty-eight adult male rats were randomly divided into four equal groups (n = 7): control (C), boric acid (BA), sciatic nerve injury (I), and sciatic nerve injury + boric acid treatment (BAI). Sciatic nerve injury was generated using a Yasargil aneurysm clip in the groups I and BAI. Boric acid was given four times at 100 mg/kg to rats in the groups BA and BAI after injury (by gavage at 0, 24, 48 and 72 hours) but no injury was made in the group BA...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
Bingping Liu, Shihai Yan, Zhongqian Song, Mengli Liu, Xuqiang Ji, Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu
Herein, a conceptually new and straightforward aqueous route is described for the synthesis of hydroxyl- and amino-functionalized boron nitride quantum dots (BNQDs) with quantum yields (QY) as high as 18.3 % by using a facile bottom-up approach, in which a mixture of boric acid and ammonia solution was hydrothermally treated in one pot at 200 °C for 12 h. The functionalized BNQDs, with excellent photoluminescence properties, could be easily dispersed in an aqueous medium and applied as fluorescent probes for the detection of ferrous (Fe(2+) ) and ferric (Fe(3+) ) ions with excellent selectivity and low detection limits...
November 29, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Mohsen Golabi, Laurence Padiolleau, Xi Chen, Mohammad Javad Jafari, Elham Sheikhzadeh, Anthony P F Turner, Edwin W H Jager, Valerio Beni
Here we demonstrate the use of a functional dopant as a fast and simple way to tune the chemical affinity and selectivity of polypyrrole films. More specifically, a boronic-functionalised dopant, 4-N-Pentylphenylboronic Acid (PBA), was used to provide to polypyrrole films with enhanced affinity towards diols. In order to prove the proposed concept, two model systems were explored: (i) the capture and the electrochemical detection of dopamine and (ii) the adhesion of bacteria onto surfaces. The chemisensor, based on overoxidised polypyrrole boronic doped film, was shown to have the ability to capture and retain dopamine, thus improving its detection; furthermore the chemisensor showed better sensitivity in comparison with overoxidised perchlorate doped films...
2016: PloS One
Hyun Jung Park, Sung Oh, Nagarajan Vinod, Seongmi Ji, Han Byul Noh, Jung Mo Koo, Su Hyeong Lee, Sei Chang Kim, Ki-Sung Lee, Chang Won Choi
Acellular bacterial ghosts (BGs) are empty non-living bacterial cell envelopes, commonly generated by controlled expression of the cloned lysis gene E of bacteriophage PhiX174. In this study, Vibrio parahaemolyticus ghosts (VPGs) were generated by chemically-induced lysis and the method is based on minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of sodium hydroxide (NaOH), acetic acid, boric acid, citric acid, maleic acid, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid. The MIC values of the respective chemicals were 3.125, 6...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Li Song, Na Nguyen, Rupesh K Deshmukh, Gunvant B Patil, Silvas J Prince, Babu Valliyodan, Raymond Mutava, Sharon M Pike, Walter Gassmann, Henry T Nguyen
Soybean, one of the most important crops worldwide, is severely affected by abiotic stress. Drought and flooding are the major abiotic stresses impacting soybean yield. In this regard, understanding water uptake by plants, its utilization and transport has great importance. In plants, water transport is mainly governed by channel forming aquaporin proteins (AQPs). Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs) belong to the plant-specific AQP subfamily and are known to have a role in abiotic stress tolerance. In this study, 23 soybean TIP genes were identified based on the latest soybean genome annotation...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Samuel Golob, Miranda Perry, Matteo Lusi, Michele R Chierotti, Iztok Grabnar, Lucia Lassiani, Dario Voinovich, Michael J Zaworotko
Vinpocetine is a poorly water soluble weakly basic drug (pKa = 7.1) used for the treatment of several cerebrovascular and cognitive disorders. Because existing formulations exhibit poor bioavailability and scarce absorption, a dosage form with improved pharmacokinetic properties is highly desirable. Cocrystallization represents a promising approach to generate diverse novel crystal forms and to improve the aqueous solubility and in turn the oral bioavailability. In this article, a novel ionic cocrystal of vinpocetine is described, using boric acid as a coformer, and fully characterized (by means of differential scanning calorimetry, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and powder dissolution test)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mayuki Tanaka, Naoyuki Sotta, Yusuke Yamazumi, Yui Yamashita, Kyoko Miwa, Katsunori Murota, Yukako Chiba, Masami Yokota Hirai, Tetsu Akiyama, Hitoshi Onouchi, Satoshi Naito, Toru Fujiwara
Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) are often translated ahead of the main ORF of a gene and regulate gene expression, sometimes in a condition-dependent manner, but such a role for the minimum uORF (hereafter referred to as 'AUG-stop') in living organisms is currently unclear. Here, we show that AUG-stop plays an important role in the boron (B)-dependent regulation of NIP5;1, encoding a boric acid channel required for normal growth under low B conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana. High B enhanced ribosome stalling at AUG-stop, which was accompanied by the suppression of translation and mRNA degradation...
October 19, 2016: Plant Cell
Lee William Cohnstaedt, Darren Snyder
Insecticidal sugar baits for mosquitoes and house ies have proven e cacy to reduce insect populations and consequently, disease transmission rates. The new insecticidal sugar trap (IST) is designed speci cally for controlling biting midge disease vector populations around livestock and near larval habitats. The trap operates by combining light-emitting diode (LED) technology with insecticidal sugar baits. The positive photo attraction of Culicoides elicited by the LEDs, draws the insects to the insecticidal sugar bait, which can be made from various commercial insecticide formulations (pyrethroids, neonicotinoids, etc...
September 30, 2016: Veterinaria Italiana
Xiaomei Xu, Zhiyong Liu, Shitong Yang, Lanhua Chen, Juan Diwu, Evgeny V Alekseev, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt, Shuao Wang
The equatorial coordination nature of the uranyl unit has resulted in only three uranyl borate 3D framework compounds reported so far formed from boric acid flux reactions conducted at 190 °C while all others are 2D layers. Here in this work, by increasing the reaction temperature to 250 °C, a new potassium uranyl borate K[(UO2)B6O10(OH)] (KUBO-4) framework compound is synthesized that shares the same layer topology with the previously reported 2D layered KUBO-1. The 3D structure of KUBO-4 is achieved by interlayer hydroborate condensation...
October 4, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
He Feng, Lei Wang, Lu Zhao, Chungui Tian, Peng Yu, Honggang Fu
The exploration of low-cost and highly efficient non-platinum electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is vital for renewable systems. Herein, we report a novel non-platinum electrocatalyst consisting of B and N separately co-doped graphitic carbon encapsulated Fe/Fe3C nanoparticles (BNGFe), which were synthesized from a facile method by adopting melamine, iron nitrate and boric acid as the precursors. In this synthesis, the N atoms in melamine first bond with the iron ions in iron nitrate, which could prevent the formation of BN covalent bonds during the subsequent pyrolysed process, resulting in the formation of effective B and N separately co-doped graphitic carbon encapsulated on the Fe/Fe3C nanoparticles...
September 29, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Danis Kartikaningsih, Yao-Hui Huang, Yu-Jen Shih
The electrocoagulation (EC) using metallic Ni foam as electrodes was studied for the removal of boron from solution. The electrolytic parameters were pH (4-12), current density (0.6-2.5 mA cm(-2)), and initial concentration of boron (10-100 mg L(-1)). Experimental results revealed that removal efficiency was maximized at pH 8-9, and decreased as the pH increased beyond that range. At particular onset potentials (0.5-0.8 V vs. Hg/HgO), the micro-granular nickel oxide that was created on the surface of the nickel metal substrate depended on pH, as determined by cyclic voltammetry...
January 2017: Chemosphere
Henrik Harnisch, Jens Hühner, Christian Neusüß, Andreas Koschella, Thomas Heinze, Gerhard K E Scriba
To characterize sulfoethyl cellulose samples, a capillary electrophoresis method was developed and validated. Sulfoethyl cellulose was hydrolyzed, and the resulting d-glucose derivatives were analyzed after reductive amination with 4-aminobenzoic acid using 150 mM boric acid, pH 9.5, as background electrolyte at 20°C and a voltage of 28 kV. Peak identification was derived from capillary electrophoresis with mass spectrometry using 25 mM ammonia adjusted to pH 6.2 by acetic acid as electrolyte. Besides mono-, di- and tri-sulfoethyl-d-glucose, small amounts of disaccharides could be identified resulting from incomplete hydrolysis...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
Akeem Adeyemi Oladipo, Mustafa Gazi
Porous magnetic hybrids were synthesized and functionalized with glycidol to produce boron-selective adsorbent. The magnetic hybrid (MH) comparatively out-performed the existing expensive adsorbents. MH had a saturation magnetisation of 63.48 emu/g and average pore diameter ranging from meso to macropores. The magnetic hybrids showed excellent selectivity towards boron and resulted in 79-93% boron removal even in the presence of competing metal ions (Na(+) and Cr(2+)). Experiments were performed in a column system, and breakthrough time was observed to increase with bed depths and decreased with flow rates...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
William Herrington, Nicola Illingworth, Natalie Staplin, Aishwarya Kumar, Ben Storey, Renata Hrusecka, Parminder Judge, Maria Mahmood, Sarah Parish, Martin Landray, Richard Haynes, Colin Baigent, Michael Hill, Sarah Clark
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Because there is substantial biologic intraindividual variation in albumin excretion, randomized trials of albuminuria-reducing therapies may need multiple urine samples to estimate daily urinary albumin excretion. Mailing spot urine samples could offer a convenient and cost-effective method to collect multiple samples, but urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio stability in samples stored at ambient temperatures for several days is unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Patients with kidney disease provided fresh urine samples in two tubes (with and without boric acid preservative)...
September 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Soroush Amani, Mohammad Moeini
INTRODUCTION: Acute otitis externa is an inflammation of the external auditory canal known as "swimmer's ear". Direct costs including medical treatment, painkillers, antibiotics, steroids or both and indirect costs are also remarkable. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of boric acid and polymyxin, neomycin and hydrocortisone composition in the treatment of acute otitis externa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was carried out on 80 patients aged more than 17-year-old who were referred to Kashani hospital clinic with a diagnosis of acute otitis externa by otolaryngologist...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Bo Wang, Young Sil Jeon, Ho Seok Park, Ji-Heung Kim
Stimuli-responsive and self-healing materials have a wide range of potential uses, and some significant research has focused on cross-linking of hydrogel materials by means of reversible coordination bonding. The resulting materials, however, tend to have poor mechanical properties with pronounced weakness and brittleness. In this work, we present a novel mussel-inspired graphene oxide(GO)-containing hydrogel based on modified polyaspartamide with γ-amino butyric acid (GABA), 3.4-dihydroxyphenethylamine (DOPA), and ethanolamine (EA), termed PolyAspAm(GABA/DOPA/EA)...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Motahareh Soltani, Seyed F Shetab-Boushehri, Seyed V Shetab-Boushehri
OBJECTIVES: Aluminium phosphide (AlP) is a fumigant pesticide which protects stored grains from insects and rodents. When it comes into contact with moisture, AlP releases phosphine (PH3), a highly toxic gas. No efficient antidote has been found for AlP poisoning so far and most people who are poisoned do not survive. Boric acid is a Lewis acid with an empty p orbital which accepts electrons. This study aimed to investigate the neutralisation of PH3 gas with boric acid. METHODS: This study was carried out at the Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, between December 2013 and February 2014...
August 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Jaakko Hiltunen, Lauri Kuutti, Stella Rovio, Eini Puhakka, Tommi Virtanen, Taina Ohra-Aho, Sauli Vuoti
Green chemistry, sustainability and eco-efficiency are guiding the development of the next generation of industrial chemical processes. The use of non-edible lignocellulosic biomass as a source of chemicals and fuels has recently raised interest due to the need for an alternative to fossil resources. Valorisation mainly focuses on cellulose, which has been used for various industrial scale applications for decades. However, creating an economically more viable value chain would require the exploitation of the other main components, hemicellulose and lignin...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jiawei Wang, Zongbi Bao, Huabin Xing, Baogen Su, Zhiguo Zhang, Qiwei Yang, Yiwen Yang, Qilong Ren, Banglin Chen
Polymeric resins are practically important adsorbents in a wide variety of applications, but they generally suffer from low surface areas and limited functionalized adsorption sites owing to their closely compacted and tangled polymeric chains. A metal-organic framework (MOF)-polymer composite with enhanced adsorption capacity against the compacted polymeric resins was reported. The strategy to incorporate functionalized oligomer within the cavities of the MOF was demonstrated by the preparation of MIL-101(Cr) incorporated with N-methyl-d-glucamine-based organosiloxane polymer...
October 17, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Sarah E Kobylewski, Kimberly A Henderson, Kristin E Yamada, Curtis D Eckhert
Fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables are rich sources of boron (B), an essential plant nutrient with chemopreventive properties. Blood boric acid (BA) levels reflect recent B intake, and men at the US mean intake have a reported non-fasting level of 10 μM. Treatment of DU-145 prostate cancer cells with physiological concentrations of BA inhibits cell proliferation without causing apoptosis and activates eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2α). EIF2α induces cell differentiation and protects cells by redirecting gene expression to manage endoplasmic reticulum stress...
September 1, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
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