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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223116/effect-of-pre-pyrolysis-mode-on-simultaneous-introduction-of-nitrogen-oxygen-containing-functional-groups-into-the-structure-of-bagasse-based-mesoporous-carbon-and-its-influence-on-cu-ii-adsorption
#1
Zeqing Wan, Kunquan Li
A convenient effective microwave pre-pyrolysis treatment to synthesize biomass-based mesoporous carbon with higher nitrogen/oxygen-chelating adsorption for Cu(II) is reported here, in which phosphoric acid impregnated bagasse was used as a microwave absorber and porogen. For comparison, conventional electric-heating pyrolyzed carbon was prepared and doped with nitrogen/oxygen groups. Nitrogen adsorption, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and batch adsorption were employed to investigate the effects of the two pre-pyrolysis modes on the sample physicochemical and Cu(II) adsorptive properties...
December 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223068/comprehensive-analysis-and-transcript-profiling-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-oryza-sativa-catalase-gene-family-suggests-their-specific-roles-in-development-and-stress-responses
#2
Nazmir Binta Alam, Ajit Ghosh
Stress induces the generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that ultimately hampers the growth, development, and productivity of the plant. As an antioxidant enzyme, catalase converts hydrogen peroxide to water and keeps ROS level down to protect cells from stress-induced apoptosis. Here, a genome-wide analysis of catalase gene family has been performed in two model plants- Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa. Both Arabidopsis and rice has a small family of three and four genes, respectively; that code for seven proteins each...
December 1, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223021/pre-treatment-of-soybean-plants-with-calcium-stimulates-ros-responses-and-mitigates-infection-by-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum
#3
Arbia Arfaoui, Abdelbasset El Hadrami, Fouad Daayf
Considering the high incidence of white mold caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in a variety of field crops and vegetables, different control strategies are needed to keep the disease under economical threshold. This study assessed the effect of foliar application of a calcium formulation on disease symptoms, oxalic acid production, and on the oxidative stress metabolism in soybean plants inoculated with each of two isolates of the pathogen that have contrasting aggressiveness (HA, highly-aggressive versus WA, weakly-aggressive)...
November 26, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222974/cold-atmospheric-plasma-cap-a-novel-physicochemical-source-induces-neural-differentiation-through-cross-talk-between-the-specific-rons-cascade-and-trk-ras-erk-signaling-pathway
#4
Ja-Young Jang, Young June Hong, Junsup Lim, Jin Sung Choi, Eun Ha Choi, Seongman Kang, Hyangshuk Rhim
Plasma, formed by ionization of gas molecules or atoms, is the most abundant form of matter and consists of highly reactive physicochemical species. In the physics and chemistry fields, plasma has been extensively studied; however, the exact action mechanisms of plasma on biological systems, including cells and humans, are not well known. Recent evidence suggests that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP), which refers to plasma used in the biomedical field, may regulate diverse cellular processes, including neural differentiation...
November 30, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222952/accumulation-of-the-coumarin-scopolin-under-abiotic-stress-conditions-is-mediated-by-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-tho-trex-complex
#5
Stefanie Döll, Markus Kuhlmann, Twan Rutten, Michael Florian Mette, Sarah Scharfenberg, Antonios Petridis, Dorothee-Carina Berreth, Hans-Peter Mock
Secondary metabolites are involved in plant stress response. Among these are scopolin and its active form scopoletin, which are coumarin-derivatives associated with reactive oxygen species scavenging and pathogen defence. Here we show that scopolin accumulation can be induced in the root by osmotic stress and in the leaf by low temperature stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. A genetic screen for altered scopolin levels in A. thaliana revealed a mutant compromised in scopolin accumulation in response to stress; the lesion was present in a homologue of THO1 coding for a subunit of the THO/TREX complex...
December 9, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222862/photocytotoxic-copper-ii-complexes-with-schiff-base-scaffolds-for-photodynamic-therapy
#6
Rong-Kai Lin, Chin-I Chiu, Cho-Han Hsu, Ying-Ju Lai, Parthiban Venkatesan, Po-Han Huang, Ping-Shan Lai, Chu-Chieh Lin
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising and minimally invasive method for the treatment of superficial diseases, and photosensitizers with high phototoxicity indexes (defined as (IC50Dark)/(IC50Irridation)) are essential for the development of ideal photosensitizing properties for this technology. In this study, a series of photocytotoxic copper(II) complexes [Cu(RQYMP)(dppn)] (QYMP = NNO-tridentate Schiff base derivatives, dppn = benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a;2´,3´-c]-phenazine) were reported, with their respective structural confirmations by mass spectrometry and FTIR spectroscopy...
December 9, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222855/non-euclidean-phasor-analysis-for-quantification-of-oxidative-stress-in-ex-vivo-human-skin-exposed-to-sun-filters-using-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy
#7
Sam Osseiran, Elisabeth M Roider, Hequn Wang, Yusuke Suita, Michael Murphy, David E Fisher, Conor L Evans
Chemical sun filters are commonly used as active ingredients in sunscreens due to their efficient absorption of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Yet, it is known that these compounds can photochemically react with UV light and generate reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress in vitro, though this has yet to be validated in vivo. One label-free approach to probe oxidative stress is to measure and compare the relative endogenous fluorescence generated by cellular coenzymes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides and flavin adenine dinucleotides...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222810/monocytes-enhance-neutrophil-induced-blister-formation-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-bullous-pemphigoid
#8
E de Graauw, C Sitaru, M P Horn, L Borradori, S Yousefi, D Simon, H-U Simon
BACKGROUND: Lesions of bullous pemphigoid (BP), an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease characterized by the presence of tissue-bound and circulating autoantibodies to hemidesmosomal antigens, harbour a mixed inflammatory cellular infiltrate. In various models, neutrophils, eosinophils, mast cells, monocytes as well as B and T cells have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of BP. However, their interactions with and effective role in blister formation remains uncertain...
December 8, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222746/cadmium-favors-f-actin-depolymerization-in-rat-renal-mesangial-cells-by-site-specific-disulfide-based-dimerization-of-the-cap1-protein
#9
Ying Liu, Weiqun Xiao, Manasi Shinde, Jeffrey Field, Douglas M Templeton
Cadmium is a toxic metal that produces oxidative stress and has been shown to disrupt the actin cytoskeleton in rat renal mesangial cells (RMC). In a survey of proteins that might undergo Cd2+-dependent disulfide crosslinking, we identified the adenylyl cyclase-associated protein, CAP1, as undergoing a dimerization in response to Cd2+ (5-40 µM) that was sensitive to disulfide reducing agents, was reproduced by the disulfide crosslinking agent diamide, and was shown by site-directed mutagenesis to involve the Cys29 residue of the protein...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222657/protective-effects-of-fucoxanthin-and-fucoxanthinol-against-tributyltin-induced-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
#10
Jie Zeng, Yiping Zhang, Jinpeng Ruan, Zhenggang Yang, Chonggang Wang, Zhuan Hong, Zhenghong Zuo
Tributyltin (TBT) is a biocide extremely toxic to a wide range of organisms, which has been used for decades for industrial purposes. Fucoxanthin is a natural carotenoid that is isolated from seaweed, and fucoxanthinol is a major primary metabolite of fucoxanthin. Although fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol have been reported to possess anti-oxidant activities in vitro, little is known as to whether they protect against TBT-induced oxidative stress in cultured cells. In the present study, the protective effect of fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol against oxidative stress induced by TBT was investigated...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222343/bacterial-cyclic-%C3%AE-1-2-glucans-sequester-iron-to-protect-against-iron-induced-toxicity
#11
Sreegowrinadh Javvadi, Sheo Shankar Pandey, Amita Mishra, Binod Bihari Pradhan, Subhadeep Chatterjee
Cellular iron homeostasis is critical for survival and growth. Bacteria employ a variety of strategies to sequester iron from the environment and to store intracellular iron surplus that can be utilized in iron-restricted conditions while also limiting the potential for the production of iron-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we report that membrane-derived oligosaccharide (mdo) glucan, an intrinsic component of Gram-negative bacteria, sequesters the ferrous form of iron. Iron-binding, uptake, and localization experiments indicated that both secreted and periplasmic β-(1,2)-glucans bind iron specifically and promote growth under iron-restricted conditions...
December 8, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222331/a-hypertension-associated-mitochondrial-dna-mutation-introduces-an-m1g37-modification-into-trnamet-altering-its-structure-and-function
#12
Mi Zhou, Ling Xue, Yaru Chen, Haiying Li, Qiufen He, Bibin Wang, Feilong Meng, Meng Wang, Min-Xin Guan
Defective nucleotide modifications of mitochondrial tRNAs have been associated with several human diseases, but their pathophysiology remains poorly understood. In this report, we investigated the pathogenic molecular mechanism underlying a hypertension-associated 4435A>G mutation in mitochondrial tRNAMet The m.4435A>G mutation affected a highly conserved adenosine at position 37, 3' adjacent to the tRNA's anticodon, which is important for the fidelity of codon recognition and stabilization. We hypothesized that the m...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222291/evolving-treatment-paradigms-in-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inheritable hemoglobinopathy characterized by polymerization of hemoglobin S in red blood cells resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia, vaso-occlusive painful crisis, and multiorgan damage. In SCD, an increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation occurs both inside the red blood cells and inside the vascular lumen, which augment hemolysis and cellular adhesion. This review discusses the evolving body of literature on the role of ROS in the pathophysiology of SCD as well as some emerging therapeutic approaches to SCD with a focus on the reduction of ROS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222049/mtd-like-motif-of-a-bh3-only-protein-bnip1-induces-necrosis-accompanied-by-intracellular-calcium-spike
#14
Junghee Park, Ji-Hye Han, Seung-Hyun Myung, Young-Woo Seo, Tae-Hyoung Kim
The mitochondrial targeting domain (MTD) of Noxa has necrosis-inducing activity when conjugated with cell-penetrating peptide (CPP). In this study, we report another MTD-like motif, B1MLM, found in BNIP1, a pro-apoptotic BH3-only protein found in the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. The B1MLM peptide, conjugated with CPP, induced necrosis in a way similar to that of R8:MTD. R8:B1MLM caused an intracellular calcium spike, mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation, and mitochondrial fragmentation. The cytosolic calcium spike was likely due to the opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore...
December 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222033/multiple-perspectives-of-qingkailing-injection-fraction-single-compound-in-revealing-the-hepatotoxicity-of-baicalin-and-hyodeoxycholic-acid
#15
Jiayu Zhang, Shifeng Wang, Lulu Xu, Qiao Zhang, Zhanpeng Shang, Yanling Zhang, Qinghua Wu, Shiyou Li, Yanjiang Qiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The complexity of ingredients in traditional Chinese medical formulas and the limited consideration of toxicological responses are fundamental issues that hamper prognostic information of drug quality control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multidisciplinary approach for quality control of Qingkailing injection (QKL) regarding drug induced liver toxicity was described for the first time. High content image analysis (HCA) was combined with reverse-phase chromatographic separation and high-resolution MS detection technologies to provide the dynamic responses of HepG2 cell injury...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222028/sodium-butyrate-enhanced-physical-barrier-function-referring-to-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathways-in-the-intestine-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#16
Pei Wu, Li Tian, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Fei Xie, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Juan Yang, Yong-An Zhang, He-Qun Shi, Lin Feng
This study evaluated the effect of dietary sodium butyrate (SB) supplementation on the intestinal physical barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The fish were fed one powdery sodium butyrate (PSB) diet (1000.0 mg kg-1 diet) and five graded levels of microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) diets: 0.0 (control), 500.0, 1000.0, 1500.0 and 2000.0 mg kg-1 diet for 60 days. Subsequently, a challenge test was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila to explore the effect of SB supplementation on intestinal physical barrier function and the potential mechanisms in fish...
December 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222016/the-toxin-bjussulaao-ii-induces-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-upregulates-the-inflammatory-cytokine-genes-tnf-and-il6-and-downregulates-the-apoptotic-related-genes-bax-bcl2-and-rela-in-human-caco-2-cells
#17
A R T Machado, A F Aissa, D L Ribeiro, L C Hernandes, C S Machado, M L P Bianchi, S V Sampaio, L M G Antunes
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in adults. As chemotherapy, the first-choice treatment for colorectal carcinoma, is often infeasible due to acquired tumor resistance and several adverse effects. It is important to discover and explore new molecules with better therapeutic action. Snake venom toxins have shown promising results with high cytotoxicity against tumor cells, but their mechanisms of action remain unclear. Here we examined how BjussuLAAO-II, an L-amino acid oxidase isolated from Bothrops jararacussu snake venom, exerts cytotoxicity towards colorectal adenocarcinoma human cells (Caco-2) and in human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221859/photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-pact-using-toluidine-blue-o-inhibits-the-viability-of-biofilm-produced-by-candida-albicans-at-different-stages-of-development
#18
Ana Paula Pinto, Isabela Bueno Rosseti, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Bruna Graziele Marques da Silva, Carlos Alberto-Silva, Maricilia Silva Costa
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungus producing both superficial and systemic infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals. It has been demonstrated that C. albicans ability to form biofilms is a crucial process for colonization and virulence. Furthermore, a correlation between the development of drug resistance and biofilm maturation at Candida biofilms has been shown. Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (PACT) is a potential antimicrobial therapy that combines visible light and a non-toxic dye, known as a photosensitizer, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can kill the treated cells...
December 5, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221856/light-triggered-dissociation-of-self-assembled-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregates-into-small-nontoxic-fragments-by-ruthenium-ii-complex
#19
Giyeong Son, Byung Il Lee, You Jung Chung, Chan Beum Park
The self-assembly of β-amyloid (A β) peptides into highly stable plaques is a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Here, we report visible light-driven dissociation of β -sheet-rich A β aggregates into small, nontoxic fragments using ruthenium (II) complex {[Ru(bpy)3]2+} that functions as a highly sensitive, biocompatible, photoresponsive anti-A β agent. According to our multiple analyses using thioflavin T, bicinchoninic acid, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, circular dichroism, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, [Ru(bpy)3]2+ successfully disassembled A β aggregates by destabilizing the β -sheet secondary structure under illumination of white light-emitting diode light...
December 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221138/gas-signaling-molecule-hydrogen-sulfide-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#20
Zongliang Yu, Wei Zhang, Mengyao Zhang, Mengchao Jin, Weiting Xu, Xiang Zhou
Increasing evidence has revealed that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has beneficial effects in the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases. However, whether H2S can attenuate the development of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remains unclear. In this study, we generated a rat model of DCM induced by doxorubicin and investigated the protective effects of H2S against DCM. Cardiac structure and function were analyzed by two-dimensional echocardiography. Oxidative stress was evaluated by measuring malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and reactive oxygen species...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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