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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141617/comparison-of-hso4-cl-and-meco2-as-anions-in-pretreatment-of-aspen-and-spruce-with-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids
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Zhao Wang, John Gräsvik, Leif J Jönsson, Sandra Winestrand
BACKGROUND: Ionic liquids (ILs) draw attention as green solvents for pretreatment of lignocellulose before enzymatic saccharification. Imidazolium-based ILs with different anionic constituents ([HSO4](-), [Cl](-), [MeCO2](-)) were compared with regard to pretreatment of wood from aspen and spruce. The objective was to elucidate how the choice of anionic constituent affected the suitability of using the IL for pretreatment of hardwood, such as aspen, and softwood, such as spruce. The investigation covered a thorough analysis of the mass balance of the IL pretreatments, the effects of pretreatment on the cell wall structure as assessed by fluorescence microscopy, and the effects of pretreatment on the susceptibility to enzymatic saccharification...
November 15, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140675/identification-of-novel-allosteric-modulators-of-glutamate-transporter-eaat2
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Sandhya Kortagere, Ole Valente Mortensen, Jingsheng Xia, William Lester, Yuhong Fang, Yellamelli V V Srikanth, Joseph M Salvino, Andreia Cristina Karklin Fontana
Dysfunction of excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various neurological disorders, such as stroke, brain trauma, epilepsyand neurodegenerative diseases among others. EAAT2 is the main subtype responsible for glutamate clearance in the brain, having a key role in regulating transmission and preventing excitotoxicity. Therefore, compounds that increase the expression or activity of EAAT2 have therapeutic potential for neuroprotection. Previous studies identified molecular determinants for EAAT2 transport stimulation in a structural domain that lies at the interface of the rigid trimerization domain and the central substrate binding transport domain...
November 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138501/targeting-sxip-eb1-interaction-an-integrated-approach-to-the-discovery-of-small-molecule-modulators-of-dynamic-binding-sites
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T B Almeida, A J Carnell, I L Barsukov, N G Berry
End binding protein 1 (EB1) is a key element in the complex network of protein-protein interactions at microtubule (MT) growing ends, which has a fundamental role in MT polymerisation. EB1 is an important protein target as it is involved in regulating MT dynamic behaviour, and has been associated with several disease states, such as cancer and neuronal diseases. Diverse EB1 binding partners are recognised through a conserved four amino acid motif, (serine-X-isoleucine-proline) which exists within an intrinsically disordered region...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138116/in-silico-identification-of-genes-involved-in-chronic-metabolic-acidosis
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Ishfaq A Sheikh, Adeel Malik, Sameera F M AlBasri, Mohd A Beg
AIMS: Chronic metabolic acidosis (CMA) refers to increased plasma acidity due to disturbed acid-base equilibrium in human body. CMA leads to many dysfunctions including disorders of intestinal metabolism and barrier functions. The human body responds to these intestinal dysfunctions by creating a compensatory mechanism at genomic level in intestinal epithelial cells. This study was to identify the molecular pathways involved in metabolic dysfunction and compensatory adaptations in intestinal epithelium during CMA...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138063/polyrotaxane-based-systemic-delivery-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins-for-potentiating-therapeutic-efficacy-in-a-mouse-model-of-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Atsushi Tamura, Nobuhiko Yui
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a fatal metabolic disorder characterized by the lysosomal accumulation of cholesterol. Although 2-hydroxypropyl β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) promotes the excretion of cholesterol and prolongs the life span in animal models of NPC disease, it requires extremely high dose. We developed acid-labile β-CD-based polyrotaxanes (PRXs) comprising multiple β-CDs threaded along a polymer chain capped with acid-cleavable stopper molecules for potentiating therapeutic efficacy of β-CD in NPC disease...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137890/exposure-to-the-fungicide-propamocarb-causes-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-and-metabolic-disorder-in-mice
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Sisheng Wu, Cuiyuan Jin, Yueyi Wang, Zhengwei Fu, Yuanxiang Jin
Propamocarb (PM) is a widely used fungicide with property of affecting fatty acid and phospholipid biosynthesis in funguses. In this study, we explored its effects on mice gut microbiota and metabolism by exposing mice to 3, 30, and 300 mg/L PM through drinking water for a duration of 28 days. We observed that the transcription of hepatic genes related to regulate lipid metabolism were perturbed by PM exposure. The microbiota in the cecal contents and feces changed during or after PM exposure at phylum or genus levels...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136753/-metabolomics-study-of-tris-2-chloroethyl-phosphate-induced-hepaotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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W Q Yang, F Zhao, L Li, Y J Fang
Objective: To discuss the potential toxic target organ and the toxic effects and mechanisms of tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) on SD rats. Methods: 40 female SD rats weaning from milk for 21 days, weighted (50±2.3)g were selected as subjects and marked by the weight. They were randomly divided into 4 groups, namely control group, 50 (L), 100 (M) and 250 (H) mg·kg(-1)·d(-1) dose of TCEP group. Each group has 10 rats, and administrated the corresponding dose of drug or vehicle by mouth, quaque die for 60 days...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133119/towards-topical-microrna-directed-therapy-for-epidermal-disorders
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REVIEW
Kehinde Ross
There remains an unmet need dermatological need for innovative topical agents that achieve better long term outcomes with fewer side effects. Modulation of the expression and activity of microRNA (miRNAs) represents an emerging translational framework for the development of such innovative therapies because changes in the expression of one miRNA can have wide-ranging effects on diverse cellular processes associated with disease. In this short review, the roles of miRNA in epidermal development, psoriasis, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and re-epithelisation are highlighted...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128696/concise-synthesis-of-2-7-anhydrosialic-acid-derivatives-and-its-application
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Kesatebrhan Haile Asressu, Cheng-Chung Wang
In N-acetylneuraminic acid, apart from O9 and O8, a possible glycosylation site is the O4 position. For example, gangliosides HLG-2 and HPG-7 are considered to be potential lead compounds for carbohydrate-based drug development to treat neural disorders. However, the construction of their α(1 → 4) fucosyl sialic acid and α(2 → 4) linkages between sialic acids is difficult because of the regioselectivity problem. Herein, N-acetyl-2,7-anhydroneuraminic acid was synthesized in three steps from Neu5Ac methyl ester through per-O-trimethylsilylation, heating-assisted intramolecular anomeric protection (iMAP) and desilylation...
October 19, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127404/investigation-of-novel-metabolites-potentially-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-coronary-heart-disease-using-a-uhplc-qtof-ms-based-metabolomics-approach
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Yiping Li, Dong Zhang, Yuan He, Changzhe Chen, Chenxi Song, Yanyan Zhao, Yinxiao Bai, Yang Wang, Jielin Pu, Jingzhou Chen, Yuejin Yang, Kefei Dou
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with complex metabolic disorders, but its molecular aetiology remains unclear. Using a novel nontargeted metabolomics approach, we explored the global metabolic perturbation profile for CHD. Blood samples from 150 patients with severe obstructive CHD and 150 angiographically normal controls were collected. Metabolic fingerprinting was performed by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF/MS) technique...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126911/why-mdma-therapy-for-alcohol-use-disorder-and-why-now
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REVIEW
Ben Sessa
Alcohol use disorder represents a serious clinical, social and personal burden on its sufferers and a significant financial strain on society. Current treatments, both psychological and pharmacological are poor, with high rates of relapse after medical detoxification and dedicated treatment programs. The earliest historical roots of psychedelic drug-assisted psychotherapy in the 1950s were associated with Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)-assisted psychotherapy to treat what was then called, alcoholism. But results were varied and psychedelic therapy with LSD and other 'classical' psychedelics fell out of favour in the wake of socio-political pressures and cultural changes...
November 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125540/is-high-folic-acid-intake-a-risk-factor-for-autism-a-review
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REVIEW
Darrell Wiens, M Catherine DeSoto
Folate is required for metabolic processes and neural development. Insuring its adequate levels for pregnant women through supplementation of grain-based foods with synthetic folic acid (FA) in order to prevent neural tube defects has been an ongoing public health initiative. However, because women are advised to take multivitamins containing FA before and throughout pregnancy, the supplementation together with natural dietary folates has led to a demographic with high and rising serum levels of unmetabolized FA...
November 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120534/joint-effects-of-prenatal-air-pollutant-exposure-and-maternal-folic-acid-supplementation-on-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Amanda J Goodrich, Heather E Volk, Daniel J Tancredi, Rob McConnell, Fred W Lurmann, Robin L Hansen, Rebecca J Schmidt
Independent studies report that periconceptional folic acid (FA) may decrease the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while exposure to air pollution may increase ASD risk. We examined the joint effects of gestational FA and air pollution exposures in association with ASD. We studied 346 ASD cases and 260 typically developing controls from the CHARGE case-control study. Self-reported FA intake for each month of pregnancy was quantified. Estimates of exposure to near roadway air pollution (NRP) and criteria air pollutant measures were assigned based on maternal residential history...
November 9, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118705/oxaliplatin-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-a-case-report
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Takatsugu Ogata, Hironaga Satake, Misato Ogata, Yukimasa Hatachi, Hisateru Yasui
Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy is widely used to treat advanced cancer. Oxaliplatin-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy is rarely reported. Here, we report a case of oxaliplatin-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy occurring after gemcitabine plus oxaliplatin (GEMOX) chemotherapy in a patient with pancreatic cancer. A 76-year-old man received GEMOX regimen as first-line treatment for pancreatic adenocarcinoma with peritoneal dissemination. GEMOX consists of gemcitabine (1,000 mg/m(2)) and oxaliplatin (100 mg/m(2)) on day 1, repeated every 2 weeks...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114206/controversial-effects-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-activator-daoa-g72-on-d-amino-acid-oxidase-dao-activity-in-human-neuronal-astrocyte-and-kidney-cell-lines-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-nmda-receptor-hypofunction-point-of-view
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Vinita Jagannath, Zacharias Faidon Brotzakis, Michele Parrinello, Susanne Walitza, Edna Grünblatt
Dysfunction of D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) and DAO activator (DAOA)/G72 genes have been linked to neuropsychiatric disorders. The glutamate hypothesis of schizophrenia has proposed that increased DAO activity leads to decreased D-serine, which subsequently may lead to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor hypofunction. It has been shown that DAOA binds to DAO and increases its activity. However, there are also studies showing DAOA decreases DAO activity. Thus, the effect of DAOA on DAO is controversial. We aimed to understand the effect of DAOA on DAO activity in neuron-like (SH-SY5Y), astrocyte-like (1321N1) and kidney-like (HEK293) human cell lines...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113873/glucose-metabolic-alterations-in-hippocampus-of-diabetes-mellitus-rats-and-the-regulation-of-aerobic-exercise
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Jingjing Li, Beibei Liu, Ming Cai, Xiaojing Lin, Shujie Lou
Diabetes could negatively affect the structures and functions of the brain, especially could cause the hippocampal dysfunction, however, the potential metabolic mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes of glucose metabolism in hippocampus of diabetes mellitus rats and the regulation of aerobic exercise, and to analyze the possible mechanisms. A rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus was established by high-fat diet feeding in combination with STZ intraperitoneal injection, then 4 weeks of aerobic exercise was conducted...
November 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113318/follicular-metabolic-changes-and-effects-on-oocyte-quality-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients
#17
Yan Zhang, Lingyan Liu, Tai-Lang Yin, Jing Yang, Cheng-Liang Xiong
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common complex and heterogeneous disorder, affecting up to 10% women at reproductive age. It causes three fourth of the ovulatory infertility and PCOS patients often give poor IVF quality. Although some metabolic profiles have been investigated in PCOS patient sera and urine, the follicular fluid, providing fruitful biochemical information about oocyte environment during development has been ignored. In this work, based on NMR metabolomics approach, metabolic profile of follicular fluid of PCOS patients has been explored and compared with healthy controls...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112279/nutrients-intake-and-serum-calcium-and-phosphorus-levels-an%C3%A2-evidence-based-study
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Zahra Jafari Giv, Amir Avan, Farshid Hamidi, Maryam Tayefi, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Ali Javandoost, Mohsen Nematy, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour Mobarhan
INTRODUCTION: Dietary calcium and phosphorus appear to be important determinants of dyslipidemia and hypertension. We have investigated (1) the prevalence of hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia in an Iranian population, and (2) the association between nutrient's intake and serum levels of calcium and phosphorus. METHODS: A total of 908 individuals were enrolled using a stratified-cluster sampling method from the Mashhad stroke and heart atherosclerosis disorder (MASHHAD) study...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111890/polyethylene-glycol-b-poly-lactic-acid-polymersomes-as-vehicles-for-enzyme-replacement-therapy
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Jessica M Kelly, Amanda L Gross, Douglas R Martin, Mark E Byrne
AIM: Polymersomes are created to deliver an enzyme-based therapy to the brain in lysosomal storage disease patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Polymersomes are formed via the injection method using poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(lactic acid) (PEGPLA) and bound to apolipoprotein E, to create a brain-targeted delivery vehicle. RESULTS: Polymersomes have a smallest average diameter of 145 ± 21 nm and encapsulate β-galactosidase at 72.0 ± 12...
November 7, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111510/cation-tautomerism-twinning-and-disorder-in-the-triclinic-and-monoclinic-forms-of-4-amino-5-chloro-2-6-dimethylpyrimidinium-5-chloro-2-hydroxybenzoate-and-a-new-disordered-refinement-of-2-amino-4-6-dimethoxypyrimidin-1-ium-thiophene-2-carboxylate
#20
Ammaiyappan Rajam, P Thomas Muthiah, Ray J Butcher, Jerry P Jasinski, Christopher Glidewell
Pyrimidines are important compounds in biology and medicine, and the aminopyrimidine fragment can be identified in three of the four bases in DNA. The targeted drug action of pharmaceuticals containing this functionality is likely to depend heavily on molecular recognition processes involving hydrogen bonding. Crystallization of an equimolar mixture of 4-amino-5-chloro-2,6-dimethylpyrimidine and 5-chloro-2-hydroxybenzoic acid yielded two forms of the 1:1 salt, C6H9ClN3(+)·C7H4ClO3(-), each containing a different tautomeric form of the cation...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
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