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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806732/loss-of-the-chromatin-modifier-kdm2aa-causes-brafv600e-independent-spontaneous-melanoma-in-zebrafish
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Catherine M Scahill, Zsofia Digby, Ian M Sealy, Sonia Wojciechowska, Richard J White, John E Collins, Derek L Stemple, Till Bartke, Marie E Mathers, E Elizabeth Patton, Elisabeth M Busch-Nentwich
KDM2A is a histone demethylase associated with transcriptional silencing, however very little is known about its in vivo role in development and disease. Here we demonstrate that loss of the orthologue kdm2aa in zebrafish causes widespread transcriptional disruption and leads to spontaneous melanomas at a high frequency. Fish homozygous for two independent premature stop codon alleles show reduced growth and survival, a strong male sex bias, and homozygous females exhibit a progressive oogenesis defect. kdm2aa mutant fish also develop melanomas from early adulthood onwards which are independent from mutations in braf and other common oncogenes and tumour suppressors as revealed by deep whole exome sequencing...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806695/use-of-peptide-aptamers-cationic-peptides-and-artificial-zinc-finger-proteins-to-generate-resistance-to-plant-viruses
#2
REVIEW
Takashi Sera
Various RNA/DNA viruses have caused severe infectious diseases in plants as well as animals, including humans, and been a threat to the production of agricultural crops. Therefore, prevention of plant virus infections is a major objective in crop protection. One attractive approach is to inhibit functions of viral proteins responsible for virus infections. In this review, I describe the status using such approaches to confer virus resistance to plants by three types of peptides/proteins: peptide aptamers, artificial zinc finger proteins and acidic peptides...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806681/human-biomonitoring-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbonsand-metals-in-the-general-population-residing-near-the-municipal-solid-waste-incinerator-of-modena-italy
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Maria Giulia Gatti, Petra Bechtold, Laura Campo, Giovanna Barbieri, Giulia Quattrini, Andrea Ranzi, Sabrina Sucato, Luca Olgiati, Elisa Polledri, Michael Romolo, Laura Iacuzio, Giuliano Carrozzi, Paolo Lauriola, Carlo A Goldoni, Silvia Fustinoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A cross-sectional biomonitoring study was carried out to investigate exposure to incinerator emission in relation to the body burden of selected biomarkers in the population living around the plant. METHODS: Approximately 500 people, aged 18-69 yrs, living within 4 km from the incinerator were randomly selected form the population register. Exposure was measured through fall-out maps of particulate matter (PM), used as tracer for incinerator emissions...
August 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806652/applicability-of-alkaline-precipitation-for-the-recovery-of-edds-spent-solution
#4
Marco Race
This paper presents an innovative procedure for the recovery of SS-ethylenediamine-N,N'-disuccinic acid (EDDS) solution used for soil washing processes. The procedure is derived from that applied for the recovery of ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA), modifying and optimizing the choice of the chemical agents used for the protonation of the chelant, the exchange of the metals, and the final precipitation of the unwanted compounds. To select the reagents and test the proposed approach, an experimental study was conducted on real EDDS spent solutions, obtained washing a Cu and Zn real contaminated soil...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806597/a-nested-multivariate-chemometrics-based-calibration-strategy-for-direct-trace-biometal-analysis-in-soft-tissue-utilizing-energy-dispersive-x-ray-fluorescence-edxrf-and-scattering-spectrometry
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REVIEW
J J Okonda, K H Angeyo, J M Mangala, S M Kisia
Compton scatter-modulated fluorescence and multivariate chemometric (artificial neural network (ANN) and principal component regression (PCR)) calibration strategy was explored for direct rapid trace biometals (Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se) analysis in "complex" matrices (model soft tissues). This involved spectral feature selection (multiple fluorescence signatures) normalized to or in conjunction with Compton scatter. ANN model resulted in more accurate trace biometal determination (R(2)>0.9) compared to PCR. Hybrid nested (ANN and PCR) approach led to optimized accurate biometals' concentrations in Oyster tissue (≤ ± 10%)...
August 8, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806552/exposure-of-engineered-nanoparticles-to-alexandrium-tamarense-dinophyceae-healthy-impacts-of-nanoparticles-via-toxin-producing-dinoflagellate
#6
Manlu Li, Daoyi Chen, Yang Liu, Chia Ying Chuang, Fanzhou Kong, Paul J Harrison, Xiaoshan Zhu, Yuelu Jiang
Human activities can enhance the frequency, intensity and occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), contained in many materials, will inevitably enter coastal waters and thus cause unpredictable impacts on aquatic organisms. However, knowledge of the influence of ENPs on HAB species is still lacking. In this study, we examined the effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2), zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) and aluminum oxide nanoparticles (nAl2O3) on physiological changes and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins (PSTs) production of Alexandrium tamarense...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806518/in-vivo-biosynthesized-zinc-and-iron-oxide-nanoclusters-for-high-spatiotemporal-dual-modality-bioimaging-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Lanmei Lai, Xuerui Jiang, Shanying Han, Chunqiu Zhao, Tianyu Du, Fawad Ur Rehman, Youkun Zheng, Xiaoqi Li, Xiaoli Liu, Hui Jiang, Xuemei Wang
Alzheimer's disease is still incurable neurodegenerative, and lack of detection method with high sensitivity and specificity. In this study, by taking different month old Alzheimer's mice as models, we have explored the possibility of the target bioimaging of the diseased sites through the initial injection of zinc gluconate solution into Alzheimer's model mice post tail-vein, and then combination of the further injection of ferrous chloride (FeCl2) solution into the same Alzheimer's model mice post stomach...
August 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806421/the-effect-of-fe2o3-crystal-phases-on-co2-hydrogenation
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Wensheng Ning, Tianqi Wang, Hongxian Chen, Xiazhen Yang, Yangfu Jin
The effect of Fe2O3 crystal phases on their performance in CO2 hydrogenation was studied. α-Fe2O3 crystal was prepared by precipitation method from Fe(NO3)3·9H2O and (NH4)2CO3, and γ-Fe2O3 was prepared by grinding Fe(NO3)3·9H2O and L(+)-Tartaric acid in agate mortar completely. The crystal phases of Fe2O3 influence the distribution of promoter Zn, K and Cu on catalysts. The dispersity of K on γ-Fe2O3 surface is higher than α-Fe2O3. On the contrary, Cu and Zn are more dispersive on α-Fe2O3 surface than γ-Fe2O3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805900/effects-of-dietary-tannins-on-total-and-extractable-nutrients-from-manure
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J J Halvorson, S L Kronberg, A E Hagerman
The effects of condensed tannins on N dynamics in ruminants have been a topic of research for some time, but much less work has focused on their impacts on other nutrients in manure. A 4 × 4 Latin square trial was used to determine if intake of sericea lespedeza (; SL; a condensed tannin source), at 0, 10, 20, or 40% of the diet (as-fed basis), would affect concentrations of nutrients in manure and patterns of total excretion when offered with alfalfa (; ALF) to sheep. With SL additions, average daily manure production increased linearly ( ≤ 0...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805836/dinuclear-zinc-complex-catalyzed-asymmetric-methylation-and-alkynylation-of-aromatic-aldehydes
#10
Shanshan Liu, Gao-Wei Li, Xiao-Chao Yang, De-Yang Zhang, Min-Can Wang
A general AzePhenol dinuclear zinc catalytic system has been successfully developed and introduced into the asymmetric addition of dimethylzinc and alkynylzinc to aromatic aldehydes. In this system, an azetidine derived chiral ligand has proven to be an effective enantioselective promoter. Under the optimal reaction conditions, a series of chiral 1-hydroxyethyl (up to 99% ee) and secondary propargylic alcohols (up to 96% ee) were generated with good yields and enantioselectivities. Additionally, this novel catalytic system showed good functional group compatibility...
August 14, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805771/-synergistic-application-of-zinc-and-vitamin-c-to-support-memory-attention-and-the-reduction-of-the-risk-of-the-neurological-diseases
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O A Gromova, I Yu Torshin, A V Pronin, M A Kilchevsky
Zinc and vitamin C supplementation of the body is important for CNS functioning. Zinc ions are involved in the neurotransmission (signal transmission from acetylcholine, catecholamine, serotonin, prostaglandin receptors) and in ubiquitin-related protein degradation. Zinc deficits are associated with Alzheimer's disease and depression. Zinc supplementation (10-30 mg daily) improves neurologic recovery rate in patients with stroke and brain injury, has a positive impact on memory and reduces hyperactivity in children...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805705/changes-of-bone-related-minerals-during-denosumab-administration-in-post-menopausal-osteoporotic-patients
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Takako Suzuki, Yukio Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kato
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study included 21 patients with primary osteoporosis who were treated with the anti-resorption drug, denosumab. To date, there has been no detailed report on the changes of bone-related minerals after anti-resorption drug therapy. METHODS: Twenty-one post-menopausal females were retrospectively enrolled. Serum zinc (Zn), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), grip strength, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were examined at one week and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 months...
August 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805370/chirality-transfer-from-chiral-monoamines-to-an-m-phthalic-diamide-linked-zinc-bisporphyrinate-with-a-benzylamide-substituent
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Qingyun Hu, Congcong Zhuo, Yong Wang, Chuanjiang Hu, Jianping Lang
An m-phthalic diamide-linked bisporphyrin with a benzylamide substituent has been designed and synthesized. It has two types of carbonyl groups. In the solution of this zinc bisporphyrinate, these carbonyl groups are involved in the formation of two different Zn-O coordination interactions: one is formed between neighboring zinc bisporphyrinates; another is formed within zinc bisporphyrinate. The chirality sensing abilities of this zinc porphyrinate to a number of chiral monoamines have been examined. When zinc bisporphyrinate was mixed with a series of chiral monoamines, the signs of the circular dichroism spectra for the chiral monoamines of the same handedness with an aryl group as the substituent are just opposite to those with an alkyl group as the substituent...
August 14, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805368/pyrophosphate-recognition-and-sensing-in-water-using-bis-zinc-ii-dipicolylamino-functionalized-peptides
#14
Katrina A Jolliffe
Phosphate oxoanions and phosphorylated biomolecules (such as nucleotides, lipids, and proteins) play key roles in a wide range of biological processes. The ability to selectively detect these ions in the presence of each other has numerous applications in biochemistry and biomedicine. However, receptors and sensors that can discriminate between polyphosphate species with high selectivity and in biologically relevant conditions are rare. In this Account, we show how peptides (both cyclic and linear) can be used to position two zinc(II)dipicolylamine [Zn(II)DPA] binding sites in an appropriate arrangement to provide selective binding of pyrophosphate (PPi) in the presence of other polyphosphate species, including ATP, and in complex media such as cell growth buffer...
August 14, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805211/all-atom-md-indicates-ion-dependent-behavior-of-therapeutic-dna-polymer
#15
Ryan L Melvin, William H Gmeiner, Freddie R Salsbury
Understanding the efficacy of and creating delivery mechanisms for therapeutic nucleic acids requires understanding structural and kinetic properties which allow these polymers to promote the death of cancerous cells. One molecule of interest is a 10 mer of FdUMP (5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine-5'-O-monophosphate) - also called F10. Here we investigate the structural and kinetic behavior of F10 in intracellular and extracellular solvent conditions along with non-biological conditions that may be efficacious in in vitro preparations of F10 delivery systems...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805101/effect-of-size-and-shape-on-toxicity-of-zinc-oxide-zno-nanomaterials-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
#16
Shalini D, Senthilkumar S, Rajaguru P
The multi-industrial applications of zinc oxide nanomaterials (ZnO NMs) lead to increasing exposure to humans. Though the ZnO nanoparticles toxicity had been evaluated previously, toxicity of other forms of ZnO nanomaterials has not been evaluated. In this study, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of four different types of ZnO NMs were evaluated using human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBL). In addition, the effect of anti-oxidants on ZnO NMs induced toxicity was also evaluated. Our results suggest that, size and shape of the nanomaterials have profound effects on their toxicity...
August 13, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805023/onion-allium-cepa-l-peel-extract-ope-regulates-human-sperm-motility-via-protein-kinase-c-mediated-activation-of-the-human-voltage-gated-proton-channel
#17
M R Chae, S J Kang, K P Lee, B R Choi, H K Kim, J K Park, C Y Kim, S W Lee
Onion (Allium cepa L.) and quercetin protect against oxidative damage and have positive effects on multiple functional parameters of spermatozoa, including viability and motility. However, the associated underlying mechanisms of action have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of onion peel extract (OPE) on voltage-gated proton (Hv1) channels, which play a critical role in rapid proton extrusion. This process underlies a wide range of physiological processes, particularly male fertility...
August 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804992/gold-catalyzed-4-2-annulation-cyclization-cascades-of-benzisoxazoles-with-propiolate-derivatives-to-access-highly-oxygenated-tetrahydroquinolines
#18
Rajkumar Lalji Sahani, Rai-Shung Liu
This work describes gold-catalyzed annulations of electron-deficient alkynes with benzisoxazoles to yield quinoline oxides chemoselectively. Chemical functionalizations of these resulting azacyclic compounds afforded various oxygenated tetrahydroquinolines that are present as the cores of many bioactive molecules. With the same reactants, a new relay catalysis using gold and Zn(II) catalysts affords highly oxygenated tetrahydroquinoline derivatives stereoselectively.
August 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804931/amorphous-bimetallic-oxide-graphene-hybrids-as-bifunctional-oxygen-electrocatalysts-for-rechargeable-zn-air-batteries
#19
Li Wei, H Enis Karahan, Shengli Zhai, Hongwei Liu, Xuncai Chen, Zheng Zhou, Yaojie Lei, Zongwen Liu, Yuan Chen
Metal oxides of earth-abundant elements are promising electrocatalysts to overcome the sluggish oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction reaction (OER/ORR) in many electrochemical energy-conversion devices. However, it is difficult to control their catalytic activity precisely. Here, a general three-stage synthesis strategy is described to produce a family of hybrid materials comprising amorphous bimetallic oxide nanoparticles anchored on N-doped reduced graphene oxide with simultaneous control of nanoparticle elemental composition, size, and crystallinity...
August 14, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804803/comparison-of-sample-preparation-procedures-on-metal-loid-fractionation-patterns-in-lichens
#20
E M Kroukamp, T W Godeto, P B C Forbes
The effects of different sample preparation strategies and storage on metal(loid) fractionation trends in plant material is largely underresearched. In this study, a bulk sample of lichen Parmotrema austrosinense (Zahlbr.) Hale was analysed for its total extractable metal(loid) content by ICP-MS, and was determined to be adequately homogenous (<5% RSD) for most elements. Several subsets of this sample were prepared utilising a range of sample preservation techniques and subjected to a modified sequential extraction procedure or to total metal extraction...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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