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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331934/characterization-and-release-profile-of-mn-al-bearing-deposits-in-drinking-water-distribution-systems
#1
Guiwei Li, Yuanxun Ding, Hongfu Xu, Junwei Jin, Baoyou Shi
Inorganic contaminants accumulation in drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) is a great threat to water quality and safety. This work assessed the main risk factors for different water pipes and discovered the release profile of accumulated materials in a full scale distribution system frequently suffered from water discoloration problem. Physicochemical characterization of pipe deposits were performed using X-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
January 9, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331879/structural-and-quantum-mechanical-computations-to-elucidate-the-altered-binding-mechanism-of-metal-and-drug-with-pyrazinamidase-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-due-to-mutagenicity
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Nouman Rasool, Saima Iftikhar, Anam Amir, Waqar Hussain
Pyrazinamide is known to be the most effective treatment against tuberculosis disease and is known to have bacteriostatic action. By targeting the bacterial spores, this drug reduces the chances for the progression of the infection in organisms. In recent years, increased instances of the drug resistance of bacterial strains are reported. Pyrazinamidase, activator for pyrazinamide, leads to resistance against the drug due to mutagenicity across the world. The present study aimed at the quantum mechanistic analysis of mutations in pyrazinamidase to gain insights into the mechanism of this enzyme...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330409/induction-of-ferroptosis-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-by-oxidative-stress-in-pc12-cells
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Chuanhong Wu, Wenwen Zhao, Jie Yu, Shaojing Li, Ligen Lin, Xiuping Chen
Neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) are typically associated with neuron loss in nervous system areas. Interventions with related death mechanisms may ameliorate NDD progression. Oxidative stress plays an important role in NDD cell death routines. However, tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP), a widely used oxidative stress stimulus, induces neural cell death through a mechanism that remains elusive. In our study, the ferroptosis marker events occurred after co-treatment with 100 μM t-BHP for 1 h, all of which were reversed in the presence of the ferroptosis inhibitor ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) and the iron chelator deferoxamine, implying the occurrence of ferroptosis...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329501/sustained-plasma-hepcidin-suppression-and-iron-elevation-by-anticalin-derived-hepcidin-antagonist-in-cynomolgus-monkey
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Andreas M Hohlbaum, Hendrik Gille, Stefan Trentmann, Maria Kolodziejczyk, Barbara Rattenstetter, Coby M Laarakkers, Galina Katzmann, Hans Jürgen Christian, Nicole Andersen, Andrea Allersdorfer, Shane A Olwill, Bernd Meibohm, Laurent P Audoly, Dorine W Swinkels, Rachel P L van Swelm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) has been linked to iron restricted erythropoiesis imposed by high circulating levels of hepcidin, a 25 amino acid hepatocyte-derived peptide that controls systemic iron homeostasis. Here we report the engineering of the human lipocalin-derived, small protein-based Anticalin PRS-080 hepcidin antagonist with high affinity and selectivity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Anticalin- and hepcidin-specific pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling was used to design and select the suitable drug candidate based on half life extension and duration of hepcidin suppression...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329151/gadolinium-retention-brain-t1-hyperintensity-and-endogenous-metals-a-comparative-study-of-macrocyclic-versus-linear-gadolinium-chelates-in-renally-sensitized-rats
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Marlène Rasschaert, Andréa Emerit, Nathalie Fretellier, Cécile Factor, Philippe Robert, Jean-Marc Idée, Claire Corot
OBJECTIVES: This preclinical study was designed to compare gadolinium (Gd) brain uptake after repeated injections of a macrocyclic Gd-based contrast agent (GBCA) (gadoterate meglumine) or 2 linear GBCAs (L-GBCAs) (gadobenate dimeglumine or gadodiamide) on a translational model of moderate renal impairment in rats. METHODS: The study was carried out in subtotally nephrectomized rats. Animals received 4 intravenous injections per week of GBCA (gadoterate meglumine, gadobenate dimeglumine, or gadodiamide) for 5 weeks, resulting in a cumulative dose of 12 mmol/kg, followed by a 1-month injection-free period...
January 12, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328981/a-simple-lc-ms-ms-method-for-determination-of-deferasirox-in-human-plasma-troubleshooting-of-interference-from-ferric-ion-in-method-development-and-its-application
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Tengfei Li, Zhimin Cui, Yan Wang, Wen Yang, Duo Li, QinXin Song, Luning Sun, Li Ding
As an orally active iron chelator, deferasirox forms its ion complexes in the prepared plasma samples and LC-MS mobile phase where ferric ion exists, and then comparing with the nominal concentration level, a lower detected concentration level of deferasirox would be obtained after LC-MS analysis, if no proper treatment was adopted. Meanwhile, the phenomenon would be observed that multiple repeat injections of the same deferasirox plasma sample in the same tube would show the lower and lower detected concentration levels of deferasirox, which caused by more and more ferric ions from the injection needle dissolved in the sample solution as multiple repeated injections...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328635/adsorption-and-molecular-fractionation-of-dissolved-organic-matter-on-iron-bearing-mineral-matrices-of-varying-crystallinity
#7
Elizabeth K Coward, Tsutomu Ohno, Alain F Plante
Iron (Fe)-bearing mineral phases contribute disproportionately to adsorption of soil organic matter (SOM), due to their elevated chemical reactivity and specific surface area (SSA). However, the spectrum of Fe solid-phase speciation present in oxidation-reduction-active soils challenges analysis of SOM-mineral interactions and may induce differential molecular fractionation of dissolved organic matter (DOM). This work used paired selective dissolution experiments and batch sorption of post-extraction residues to 1) quantify the contributions of Fe-bearing minerals of varying crystallinity to DOM sorption, and 2) characterize molecular fractionation using Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS)...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327191/iron-impregnated-zeolite-catalyst-for-efficient-removal-of-micropollutants-at-very-low-concentration-from-meurthe-river
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Hawraa Ayoub, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Olivier Potier, Bachar Koubaissy, Steve Pontvianne, Audrey Lenouvel, Cédric Guignard, Emmanuel Mousset, Hélène Poirot, Joumana Toufaily, Tayssir Hamieh
In this paper, for the first time, faujasite Y zeolite impregnated with iron (III) was employed as a catalyst to remove a real cocktail of micropollutants inside real water samples from the Meurthe river by the means of the heterogeneous photo-Fenton process. The catalyst was prepared by the wet impregnation method using iron (III) nitrate nonahydrate as iron precursor. First, an optimization of the process parameters was conducted using phenol as model macro-pollutant. The hydrogen peroxide concentration, the light wavelength (UV and visible) and intensity, the iron loading immobilized, as well as the pH of the solution were investigated...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327182/changes-in-iron-absorption-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Wendy Schijns, Marjolein A P Ligthart, Frits J Berends, Ignace M C Janssen, Cees J H M van Laarhoven, Edo O Aarts, Hans de Boer
INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies that may occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Little is known about the optimal treatment of post-RYGB iron deficiency. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in iron absorption characteristics after RYGB for two oral iron formulations, one presented in tablet form and one as in the form of a solution. METHOD: Iron absorption in 24 obese women was studied before and 1 month after RYGB...
January 11, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324785/phylogenetic-diversity-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-isolates-from-pigs-in-germany
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Jessica Joerling, Stefanie A Barth, Karen Schlez, Hermann Willems, Werner Herbst, Christa Ewers
Swine dysentery (SD) is an economically important diarrheal disease in pigs caused by different strongly hemolytic Brachyspira (B.) species, such as B. hyodysenteriae, B. suanatina and B. hampsonii. Possible associations of epidemiologic data, such as multilocus sequence types (STs) to virulence gene profiles and antimicrobial susceptibility are rather scarce, particularly for B. hyodysenteriae isolates from Germany. In this study, B. hyodysenteriae (n = 116) isolated from diarrheic pigs between 1990 and 2016 in Germany were investigated for their STs, susceptibility to the major drugs used for treatment of SD (tiamulin and valnemulin) and genes that were previously linked with virulence and encode for hemolysins (tlyA, tlyB, tlyC, hlyA, BHWA1_RS02885, BHWA1_RS09085, BHWA1_RS04705, and BHWA1_RS02195), outer membrane proteins (OMPs) (bhlp16, bhlp17...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324643/nutritional-status-of-bariatric-surgery-candidates
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Aliaa Al-Mutawa, Alfred Kojo Anderson, Salman Alsabah, Mohammad Al-Mutawa
Obesity is a global epidemic affecting populations globally. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for morbid obesity, and has increased dramatically. Bariatric surgery candidates frequently have pre-existing nutritional deficiencies that might exacerbate post-surgery. To provide better health care management pre- and post-bariatric surgery, it is imperative to establish the nutritional status of prospective patients before surgery. The aim of this study was to assess and provide baseline data on the nutritional status of bariatric candidates...
January 11, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324291/disulfide-masked-iron-prochelators-effects-on-cell-death-proliferation-and-hemoglobin-production
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E A Akam, R D Utterback, J R Marcero, H A Dailey, E Tomat
The iron metabolism of malignant cells, which is altered to ensure higher acquisition and utilization, motivates the investigation of iron chelation strategies in cancer treatment. In a prochelation approach aimed at increasing intracellular specificity, disulfide reduction/activation switches are incorporated on iron-binding scaffolds resulting in intracellularly activated scavengers. Herein, this strategy is applied to several tridentate donor sets including thiosemicarbazones, aroylhydrazones and semicarbazones...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323739/fasudil-alleviates-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure-by-activating-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-responses
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Peng Guan, Yingran Liang, Na Wang
The RhoA/Rho-kinase cascade plays an important role in many aspects of cardiovascular function. This study aims to investigate the protective effects of fasudil, a Rho-kinase inhibitor, on pressure overload induced heart failure in rats. Pressure overload induced heart failure was induced in SD rats by banding the abdominal aorta for 8 weeks. The rats were divided into four groups: Sham, TAC, TAC plus low dose of fasudil and TAC plus high dose of fasudil group. Low dose and high dose fasudil were 5 mg/kg/day and 10 mg/kg/day respectively...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323192/baseline-il-2-and-the-aih-score-can-predict-the-response-to-standard-therapy-in-paediatric-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Jana Diestelhorst, Norman Junge, Danny Jonigk, Jerome Schlue, Christine S Falk, Michael P Manns, Ulrich Baumann, Elmar Jaeckel, Richard Taubert
Although autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) can be treated with corticosteroid-based first-line therapy, incomplete remission is associated with progressive liver fibrosis. So far accepted predictors of the subsequent treatment response of AIH patients are lacking. Therefore, we analysed baseline parameters, including iron homeostasis and cytokine levels, in 60 children with paediatric AIH (pAIH). In contrast to adults, elevated serum markers indicating iron overload were not commonly found in children. Therefore, ferritin was not predictive of the treatment response in pAIH...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322715/heart-failure-and-the-iron-deficiency
#15
Amey Beedkar, Rohan Parikh, Pradeep Deshmukh
Iron deficiency anemia is a significant problem worldwide and more so in developing countries, like India. The prevention and treatment of iron deficiency is a major public health goal in India It is now well recognized that iron deficiency has detrimental effects in patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension, and possibly in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Around one-third of all patients with HF, and around one-half of patients with pulmonary hypertension, are affected by iron deficiency...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322365/iron-pots-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-anemia-in-preschoolers
#16
Francisco Plácido Nogueira Arcanjo, Débora Rodrigues Ribeiro Macêdo, Paulo Roberto Santos, Caio Plácido Costa Arcanjo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of food cooked in iron pots for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia. METHODS: In this cluster randomized clinical trial, authors evaluated preschoolers aged 4-5 y for 16 wk. Children were cluster randomized to either eating from iron pots (Group A) or aluminum pots (Group B). Primary outcome variables were change in hemoglobin concentration and anemia prevalence. Two biochemical evaluations were performed, to determine Hb concentrations, before and after intervention...
January 11, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321692/geobacteraceae-are-important-members-of-mercury-methylating-microbial-communities-of-sediments-impacted-by-waste-water-releases
#17
Andrea G Bravo, Jakob Zopfi, Moritz Buck, Jingying Xu, Stefan Bertilsson, Jeffra K Schaefer, John Poté, Claudia Cosio
Microbial mercury (Hg) methylation in sediments can result in bioaccumulation of the neurotoxin methylmercury (MMHg) in aquatic food webs. Recently, the discovery of the gene hgcA, required for Hg methylation, revealed that the diversity of Hg methylators is much broader than previously thought. However, little is known about the identity of Hg-methylating microbial organisms and the environmental factors controlling their activity and distribution in lakes. Here, we combined high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA and hgcA genes with the chemical characterization of sediments impacted by a waste water treatment plant that releases significant amounts of organic matter and iron...
January 10, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320951/glutathione-conjugated-polyethylenimine-on-the-surface-of-fe3o4-magnetic-nanoparticles-as-a-theranostic-agent-for-targeted-and-controlled-curcumin-delivery
#18
Navid Aeineh, Fahimeh Salehi, Mohammad Akrami, Firouzeh Nemati, Masoumeh Alipour, Milad Ghorbani, Banafsheh Nikfar, Fatemeh Salehian, Nader Riyahi Alam, Seyed Esmaeil Sadat Ebrahimi, Alireza Foroumadi, Mehdi Khoobi, Mohammadreza Rouini, Maryam Dibaei, Ismaeil Haririan, Mohammad Reza Ganjali, Saeed Safaei
Theranostics with the ability to simultaneous monitoring of treatment progress and controlled delivery of therapeutic agents has become as an emerging therapeutic paradigm in cancer therapy. In this study, we have developed a novel surface functionalized iron oxide nanoparticle using polyethyleneimine (PEI) and glutathione (GSH) for targeted curcumin (CUR) delivery and acceptable pH sensitive character. The developed magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were physicochemically characterized by FT-IR, XRD, FE-SEM and TEM...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317052/iron-therapy-as-treatment-of-anemia-a-potentially-detrimental-and-hazardous-strategy-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#19
M J Wilson, J J Harlaar, J Jeekel, M Schipperus, J J Zwaginga
In colorectal cancer patients, iron therapy, and especially intravenous iron therapy, is increasingly used to treat anemia and reduce the use of blood transfusions. However, iron has also been shown to be an essential nutrient for rapidly proliferating tissues and cells. In this respect, anemia of inflammation, characterized by limited duodenal iron uptake and sequestration of iron into the reticuloendothelial system, might be regarded as a potentially effective defense strategy of the human body against tumor growth...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316681/non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-an-update-on-complications-and-management
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Joseph Sleiman, Ali Tarhini, Rayan Bou-Fakhredin, Antoine N Saliba, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Ali T Taher
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) experience many clinical complications despite their independence from frequent transfusions. Morbidities in NTDT stem from the interaction of multiple pathophysiological factors: ineffective erythropoiesis, iron overload (IOL), and hypercoagulability. Ineffective erythropoiesis and hemolysis are associated with chronic hypoxia and a hypercoagulable state. The latter are linked to a high prevalence of thromboembolic and cerebrovascular events, as well as leg ulcers and pulmonary hypertension...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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