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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330275/phytochemicals-of-moringa-oleifera-a-review-of-their-nutritional-therapeutic-and-industrial-significance
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REVIEW
Ramesh Kumar Saini, Iyyakkannu Sivanesan, Young-Soo Keum
Moringa oleifera Lam., also known as the 'drumstick tree,' is recognized as a vibrant and affordable source of phytochemicals, having potential applications in medicines, functional food preparations, water purification, and biodiesel production. The multiple biological activities including antiproliferation, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antiatherosclerotic, oxidative DNA damage protective, antiperoxidative, cardioprotective, as well as folk medicinal uses of M. oleifera (MO) are attributed to the presence of functional bioactive compounds, such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, alkaloids, phytosterols, natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, and organic acids...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329442/poly-ether-ester-ionomers-as-water-soluble-polymers-for-material-extrusion-additive-manufacturing-processes
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Allison M Pekkanen, Callie Zawaski, Andre Stevenson, Ross Dickerman, Abby Whittington, Christopher Bryant Williams, Timothy E Long
Water-soluble polymers as sacrificial supports for additive manufacturing (AM) facilitate complex features in printed objects. Few water-soluble polymers beyond poly(vinyl alcohol) enable material extrusion AM. In this work, charged poly(ether ester)s with tailored rheological and mechanical properties serve as novel materials for extrusion-based AM at low temperatures. Melt transesterification of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG, 8k) and dimethyl 5-sulfoisophthalate afforded poly(ether ester)s of sufficient molecular weight to impart mechanical integrity...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328154/a-symmetric-co-n5-2-h2-o-4-%C3%A2-4%C3%A2-h2-o-high-nitrogen-compound-formed-by-cobalt-ii-cation-trapping-of-a-cyclo-n5-anion
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Chong Zhang, Chen Yang, Bingcheng Hu, Chuanming Yu, Zhansheng Zheng, Chengguo Sun
The reactions of (N5 )6 (H3 O)3 (NH4 )4 Cl with Co(NO3 )2 ⋅6 H2 O at room temperature yielded Co(N5 )2 (H2 O)4 ⋅4 H2 O as an air-stable orange metal complex. The structure, as determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, has two planar cyclo-N5(-) rings and four bound water molecules symmetrically positioned around the central metal ion. Thermal analysis demonstrated the explosive properties of the material.
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328149/comparative-genomic-analyses-of-transport-proteins-encoded-within-the-red-algae-chondrus-crispus-galdieria-sulphuraria-and-cyanidioschyzon-merolae
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Justin Lee, Shounak Ghosh, Milton H Saier
Galdieria sulphuraria and Cyanidioschyzon merolae are thermo-acidophilic unicellular red algal cousins capable of living in volcanic environments, although the former can additionally thrive in the presence of toxic heavy metals. Bioinformatic analyses of transport systems were carried out on their genomes, as well as that of the mesophilic multicellular red alga Chondrus crispus (Irish moss). We identified transport proteins related to the metabolic capabilities, physiological properties, and environmental adaptations of these organisms...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328103/characterization-of-maize-chitinase-a-a-tough-allergenic-molecule
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Mariateresa Volpicella, Claudia Leoni, Immacolata Fanizza, Marco Distaso, Guido Leoni, Laura Farioli, Todd Naumann, Elide Pastorello, Luigi Ruggiero Ceci
BACKGROUND: Food allergies are recognized as an increasing health concern. They are caused by specific proteins called food allergens. Proteins commonly identified as food allergens tend to have one of about 30 different biochemical activities. This leads to the assumption that food allergens must have specific structural features which causes their allergenicity. But these structural features are not completely understood. Uncovering the structural basis of allergenicity would allow improved diagnosis and therapy of allergies and would provide insights for safer food production...
March 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328035/%C3%AE-elimination-coupled-with-strong-cation-exchange-chromatography-for-phosphopeptide-analysis
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Hansuk Buncherd, Winfried Roseboom, Daranee Chokchaichamnankit, Phannee Sawangareetrakul, Amornrat Phongdara, Chantragan Srisomsap, Luitzen de Jong, Jisnuson Svasti
RATIONALE: Since the last decade, mass spectrometry (MS) has become an essential technique for phosphoprotein analysis. Formidable analytical challenges of MS for phosphoprotein study are both the low abundance of phosphopeptides and the lack of an unambiguous diagnostic fragment ion for identification of phospho residues. These challenges can be met by a charge-based isolation of β-elimination products after tryptic digestion using diagonal strong cation-exchange chromatography. METHODS: β-Elimination combined with diagonal strong cation-exchange chromatography (BE/2SCX) was used for the enrichment of phosphorylated peptides prior to a mass spectrometric analysis by liquid chromatography/ion trap tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS)...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328033/effects-of-molecular-weight-and-cationization-agent-on-the-sensitivity-of-bi-cluster-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry
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Makiko Fujii, Rie Shishido, Takaya Satoh, Shigeru Suzuki, Jiro Matsuo
RATIONALE: Bi cluster secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is one of the most promising tools for precise analysis of synthetic polymers. However, the sensitivity in the high-mass region is still insufficient compared with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS). Accordingly, the effects of metal assistance (cationization agents) were investigated in this study. METHODS: To investigate the effects caused by varying the ionization agent, three different polyethylene glycol (PEG) samples were prepared, one with an Ag-deposited film, and two others mixed with Ag and Na, respectively...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328032/product-ion-tandem-mass-spectrometric-differentiation-of-regioisomeric-side-chain-groups-in-cathinone-derivatives
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Younis Abiedalla, Jack DeRuiter, C Randall Clark
RATIONALE: Precursor materials are available to prepare aminoketone drugs containing regioisomeric propyl and isopropyl side-chain groups related to the drug alpha-pyrrovalerone (Flakka) and MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrrovalerone). These compounds yield equivalent regioisomeric iminium cation base peaks in electron ionization mass spectrometry (EI-MS). METHODS: The propyl and isopropyl side-chain groups related to alpha-pyrrovalerone and MDPV were prepared and evaluated in EI-MS and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) product ion experiments...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327749/mono-and-polynuclear-ag-i-complexes-of-n-functionalized-bis-diphenylphosphino-amine-dppa-type-ligands-synthesis-solid-state-structures-and-reactivity
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Alessio Ghisolfi, Christophe Fliedel, Pierre de Frémont, Pierre Braunstein
The reactivity of the N-functionalized DPPA-type ligands (Ph2P)2N(p-Z)C6H4 [Z = H (1a), SMe (1b), OMe (1c)] with AgBF4 was investigated and revealed an unexpected influence of the para substituent Z of the N-aryl ligand. In acetone, the mononuclear bis-chelated [Ag{(1a-1c)-P,P}2]BF4 (2a·BF4-2c·BF4) and dinuclear bridged [Ag2{μ2-(1a-1c)-P,P}2](BF4)2 [3a·(BF4)2-3c·(BF4)2] complexes were obtained with a 1 : 2 and 1 : 1 AgBF4/ligand molar ratio, respectively. While the molecular structures of 2a·BF4 and 2b·BF4 determined in the solid-state by X-ray diffraction revealed their mononuclear nature and the absence of cation/anion interaction, complexes 3b·(BF4)2 and 3c·(BF4)2 form 2D coordination polymers through intermolecular Ag-S or Ag-O interactions, respectively, involving the N-function of the respective DPPA-type ligand, and display direct interactions between one BF4 anion and both Ag(i) cations...
March 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327381/the-enhancing-effect-of-a-cation-%C3%AF-interaction-on-the-cooperativity-of-halogen-bonds-a-computational-study
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Mehdi D Esrafili, Soheila Asadollahi
In this work, we investigate the effect of a cation-π interaction on the cooperativity of X⋯N halogen bonds in PhX⋯NCX⋯NH3 complexes, where Ph=phenyl and X=Cl, Br, I. Molecular geometries and interaction energies of the resulting complexes are studied at the MP2/aug-cc-pVDZ(-PP) computational level. The mechanism of the cooperativity between halogen bonds is analyzed using parameters derived from the noncovalent index, quantum theory of atoms in molecules and natural bond orbital methodologies. It is found that the divalent cations (Be(2+), Mg(2+)) have a larger influence on the cooperativity of halogen bonds than monovalent ones (Li(+), Na(+))...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326782/synthesis-and-properties-of-triarylhalostibonium-cations
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Mengxi Yang, François P Gabbaï
As part of our fundamental interest in the chemistry of main-group Lewis acids, we have decided to target stibonium cations whose Lewis acidity is enhanced by the presence of a halogen substituent directly bound to antimony. Starting from Ph3Sb(OTf)2 (1) and Mes3Sb(OTf)2 (2), we successfully prepared the triflate derivatives Ph3SbF(OTf) (3) and Mes3SbF(OTf) (4). We also synthesized the hexachloroantimonate salt of [Mes3SbCl](+) (6), an analogue of the known [Ph3SbCl][SbCl6] (5). The structures of these complexes have been investigated experimentally as well as computationally using density functional theory methods...
March 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326637/purinergic-receptors-p2rx4-and-p2rx7-in-familial-multiple-sclerosis
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A Dessa Sadovnick, Ben J Gu, Anthony L Traboulsee, Cecily Q Bernales, Mary Encarnacion, Irene M Yee, Maria G Criscuoli, Xin Huang, Amber Ou, Carol J Milligan, Steven Petrou, James S Wiley, Carles Vilariño-Güell
Genetic variants in the purinergic receptors P2RX4 and P2RX7 have been shown to affect susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study we set out to evaluate whether rare coding variants of major effect could also be identified in these purinergic receptors. Sequencing analysis of P2RX4 and P2RX7 in 193 MS patients and 100 controls led to the identification of a rare three variant haplotype (P2RX7 rs140915863:C>T (p.T205M), P2RX7 rs201921967:A>G (p.N361S) and P2RX4 rs765866317:G>A (p.G135S)) segregating with disease in a multi-incident family with six family members diagnosed with MS (LOD = 3...
March 21, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326614/recombinant-expression-of-porcine-spermadhesin-awn-and-its-phospholipid-interaction-indication-for-a-novel-lipid-binding-property
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F Schröter, K Müller, P Müller, E Krause, B C Braun
AWN is a porcine (Sus scrofa domestica) seminal plasma protein and has been linked to a variety of processes related to fertilization. To acquire the protein in sufficient amount and purity for functional studies, we established its recombinant expression in E. coli and a three-step purification protocol based on different chromatographies. The test for AWN-phospholipid interaction revealed phosphatidic acid and cardiolipin as potential binding partners. As phosphatidic acid is surmised to play a role in cation-induced membrane destabilization and fusion events, we propose a membrane protective function of the presented binding affinity...
March 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326240/formation-and-shape-control-of-hierarchical-cobalt-nanostructures-using-quaternary-ammonium-salts-in-aqueous-media
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Ruchi Deshmukh, Anurag Mehra, Rochish Thaokar
Aggregation and self-assembly are influenced by molecular interactions. With precise control of molecular interactions, in this study, a wide range of nanostructures ranging from zero-dimensional nanospheres to hierarchical nanoplates and spindles have been successfully synthesized at ambient temperature in aqueous solution. The nanostructures reported here are formed by aggregation of spherical seed particles (monomers) in presence of quaternary ammonium salts. Hydroxide ions and a magnetic moment of the monomers are essential to induce shape anisotropy in the nanostructures...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326227/uptake-of-the-proteins-htra1-and-htra2-by-cells-mediated-by-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles
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Olga Rotan, Katharina N Severin, Simon Pöpsel, Alexander Peetsch, Melisa Merdanovic, Michael Ehrmann, Matthias Epple
The efficient intracellular delivery of (bio)molecules into living cells remains a challenge in biomedicine. Many biomolecules and synthetic drugs are not able to cross the cell membrane, which is a problem if an intracellular mode of action is desired, for example, with a nuclear receptor. Calcium phosphate nanoparticles can serve as carriers for small and large biomolecules as well as for synthetic compounds. The nanoparticles were prepared and colloidally stabilized with either polyethyleneimine (PEI; cationic nanoparticles) or carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC; anionic nanoparticles) and loaded with defined amounts of the fluorescently labelled proteins HTRA1, HTRA2, and BSA...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325835/picomolar-selective-and-subtype-specific-small-molecule-inhibition-of-trpc1-4-5-channels
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Hussein N Rubaiy, Melanie J Ludlow, Matthias Henrot, Hannah J Gaunt, Katarina Miteva, Sin Yin Cheung, Yasuyuki Tanahashi, Nurasyikin Hamzah, Katie E Musialowski, Nicola M Blythe, Hollie L Appleby, Marc A Bailey, Lynn McKeown, Roger Taylor, Richard Foster, Herbert Waldmann, Peter Nussbaumer, Mathias Christmann, Robin S Bon, Katsuhiko Muraki, David J Beech
The concentration of free cytosolic Ca(2+) and the voltage across the plasma membrane are major determinants of cell function. Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cationic channels are known to regulate these parameters but understanding of these channels remains inadequate. Here we focus on Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 4 and 5 proteins (TRPC4 and TRPC5) which assemble as homomers or heteromerize with TRPC1 to form Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cationic channels in many mammalian cell types. Multiple roles have been suggested including in epilepsy, innate fear, pain and cardiac remodeling but limitations in tools to probe these channels have restricted progress...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325749/the-nca-1-and-nca-2-ion-channels-function-downstream-of-gq-and-rho-to-regulate-locomotion-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Irini Topalidou, Pin-An Chen, Kirsten Cooper, Shigeki Watanabe, Erik M Jorgensen, Michael Ailion
The heterotrimeric G protein Gq positively regulates neuronal activity and synaptic transmission. Previously, the Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor Trio was identified as a direct effector of Gq that acts in parallel to the canonical Gq effector phospholipase C. Here we examine how Trio and Rho act to stimulate neuronal activity downstream of Gq in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans Through two forward genetic screens, we identify the cation channels NCA-1 and NCA-2, orthologs of mammalian NALCN, as downstream targets of the Gq/Rho pathway...
March 21, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325611/sediment-bound-trace-metals-in-golfe-juan-bay-northwestern-mediterranean-distribution-availability-and-toxicity
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Ma Gregoria Joanne Tiquio, Charlotte Hurel, Nicolas Marmier, Mehwish Taneez, Bruno Andral, Norbert Jordan, Patrice Francour
The concentration, potential mobility, cation exchange capacity and toxicity of eight sediment-bound metals in Golfe-Juan Bay, France were examined. Results revealed significant spatial gradient of metal contamination along Golfe-Juan coast. The distribution and concentration of the metals appear to be influenced by the geochemical properties of the sediment, proximity to anthropogenic sources and general water circulation in the bay. The portion of trace metals found in the exchangeable, carbonate, oxidizable and reducible fractions of the sediment constitute 31%-58% of the total sediment-bound trace metal content, suggesting significant potential for remobilization of metals into the water column...
March 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325343/nonspecific-protein-adsorption-on-cationically-modified-lyocell-fibers-monitored-by-zeta-potential-measurements
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Claudia Payerl, Matej Bračič, Armin Zankel, Wolfgang J Fischer, Manuel Kaschowitz, Eleonore Fröhlich, Rupert Kargl, Franz Stelzer, Stefan Spirk
Nonspecific protein deposition on Lyocell fibers via a cationization step was explored by adsorption of two different N,N,N-trimethyl chitosan chlorides (TMCs). Both, the cationization and the subsequent protein deposition steps were performed and monitored in situ by evaluating the zeta potential using the streaming potential method. Both employed TMCs (degree of substitution with N(+)Me3Cl groups: 0.27 and 0.64) irreversibly adsorb on the fibers as proven by charge reversal (-12 to +7mV for both derivatives) after the final rinsing step...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325320/plasma-initiated-polymerization-of-chitosan-based-cs-g-p-am-dmdaac-flocculant-for-the-enhanced-flocculation-of-low-algal-turbidity-water
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Yongjun Sun, Chengyu Zhu, Wenquan Sun, Yanhua Xu, Xuefeng Xiao, Huaili Zheng, Huifang Wu, Cuiyun Liu
In this work, a highly efficient and environmentally friendly chitosan-based graft flocculant, namely, acrylamide- and dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride-grafted chitosan [CS-g-P(AM-DMDAAC)], was prepared successfully through plasma initiation. FTIR results confirmed the successful polymerization of CS-g-P(AM-DMDAAC) and P(AM-DMDAAC). P(AM-DMDAAC) was the copolymer of acrylamide- and dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride. SEM results revealed that a densely cross-linked network structure formed on the surface...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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