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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316048/toxic-elements-and-bio-metals-in-cantharellus-mushrooms-from-poland-and-china
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Jerzy Falandysz, Maria Chudzińska, Danuta Barałkiewicz, Małgorzata Drewnowska, Anetta Hanć
Data on multi-trace element composition and content relationships have been obtained for Cantharellus cibarius, C. tubaeformis, and C. minor mushrooms from Poland and China by inductive coupled plasma-dynamic reaction cell-mass spectroscopy. There is no previous data published on As, Li, V, Tl, and U in chanterelles from Poland and on Ba, Co, Cr, Ni, Rb, and Sr in chanterelles from China. The results implied a role of the soil background geochemistry at the collection site with the occurrence of Ag, As, Ba, Cr, Cs, Li, Mn, Pb, Rb, Sr, U, and V in the fruiting bodies...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315353/crystal-structure-of-the-extracellular-domain-of-the-human-dendritic-cell-surface-marker-cd83
#2
Christiane S Heilingloh, Stefan Klingl, Claudia Egerer-Sieber, Benedikt Schmid, Sigrid Weiler, Petra Mühl-Zürbes, Jörg Hofmann, Joachim D Stump, Heinrich Sticht, Mirko Kummer, Alexander Steinkasserer, Yves A Muller
CD83 is a type-I membrane protein and an efficient marker for identifying mature dendritic cells. Whereas membrane-bound full-length CD83 co-stimulates the immune system, a soluble variant (sCD83), consisting of the extracellular domain, only, displays strong immune-suppressive activities. Besides a prediction that sCD83 adopts a V-set Ig-like fold, however, little is known about the molecular architecture of CD83 and the mechanism by which CD83 exerts is function on dendritic cells and additional immune cells...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315236/detection-of-ketones-by-a-novel-technology-dipolar-proton-transfer-reaction-mass-spectrometry-dp-ptr-ms
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Yue Pan, Qiangling Zhang, Wenzhao Zhou, Xue Zou, Hongmei Wang, Chaoqun Huang, Chengyin Shen, Yannan Chu
Proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) has played an important role in the field of real-time monitoring of trace volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to its advantages such as low limit of detection (LOD) and fast time response. Recently, a new technology of proton extraction reaction mass spectrometry (PER-MS) with negative ions OH(-) as the reagent ions has also been presented, which can be applied to the detection of VOCs and even inorganic compounds. In this work, we combined the functions of PTR-MS and PER-MS in one instrument, thereby developing a novel technology called dipolar proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (DP-PTR-MS)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315118/the-reference-intervals-of-hair-trace-element-content-in-hereford-cows-and-heifers-bos-taurus
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Sergey A Miroshnikov, Oleg A Zavyalov, Alexey N Frolov, Irina P Bolodurina, Valery V Kalashnikov, Andrei R Grabeklis, Alexey A Tinkov, Anatoly V Skalny
The objective of the present study was to assess hair trace element content in Hereford heifers and cows (Bos taurus) living in South Ural region and calculate the site-specific reference intervals. Hair trace element content in 150 cows and heifers farmed in the Southern Urals of Russia was assessed using inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry. Dietary trace element content corresponded to the adequate values as estimated by recommendations of USSR State Agriculture Committee and U.S. National Research Council...
March 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314391/trace-determination-of-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid-in-environmental-samples-surface-water-wastewater-biota-sediments-and-sewage-sludge-using-liquid-chromatography-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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D Zacs, V Bartkevics
An analytical method was established and validated for the analysis of the most frequently monitored representatives among the group of perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), namely, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and prefluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in environmental samples (surface water, wastewater, sediments, sewage sludge, and biota). High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to Orbitrap mass spectrometry (Orbitrap-MS) employing a heated electrospray ionization (HESI) interface operated in negative mode was used for the quantitative determination of these contaminants...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303258/alterations-in-cytosolic-and-mitochondrial-u-13-c-glucose-metabolism-in-a-chronic-epilepsy-mouse-model
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Tanya S McDonald, Catalina Carrasco-Pozo, Mark P Hodson, Karin Borges
Temporal lobe epilepsy is a common form of adult epilepsy and shows high resistance to treatment. Increasing evidence has suggested that metabolic dysfunction contributes to the development of seizures, with previous studies indicating impairments in brain glucose metabolism. Here we aim to elucidate which pathways involved in glucose metabolism are impaired, by tracing the hippocampal metabolism of injected [U-(13)C]glucose (i.p.) during the chronic stage of the pilocarpine-status epilepticus mouse model of epilepsy...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302978/determination-of-ultra-trace-metal-impurities-in-high-purity-cadmium-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-after-matrix-separation-with-anion-exchange-resin
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Ayaka Wada, Naoko Nonose, Masaki Ohata, Tsutomu Miura
The analytical method for ultra-trace metal impurities at μg kg(-1) level in high-purity Cd was examined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) combined with matrix separation by Bio-Rad AG MP-1M anion exchange resin. After the separation of Cd, the metal impurities such as Li, In, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Sr, Ba and Pb were measured by an ICP-quadrupole mass spectrometer (ICP-QMS) and ICP-sector field mass spectrometer (ICP-SFMS). From the comparison of measured results, it was evaluated that the analytical sensitivity by ICP-SFMS was 10 times higher than ICP-QMS...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295041/exome-sequencing-identifies-primary-carnitine-deficiency-in-a-family-with-cardiomyopathy-and-sudden-death
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Najim Lahrouchi, Elisabeth M Lodder, Maria Mansouri, Rafik Tadros, Layla Zniber, Najlae Adadi, Sally-Ann B Clur, Karin Y van Spaendonck-Zwarts, Alex V Postma, Abdelaziz Sefiani, Ilham Ratbi, Connie R Bezzina
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a rare but severe disease with high morbidity and mortality. The causes are poorly understood and can only be established in one-third of cases. Recent advances in genetic technologies, specifically next-generation sequencing, now allow for the detection of genetic causes of cardiomyopathy in a systematic and unbiased manner. This is particularly important given the large clinical variability among pediatric cardiomyopathy patients and the large number of genes (>100) implicated in the disorder...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294490/the-determination-and-application-of-87-sr-86-sr-ratio-in-verifying-geographical-origin-of-wheat
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Hongyan Liu, Yimin Wei, Hai Lu, Shuai Wei, Tao Jiang, Yingquan Zhang, Jinfu Ban, Boli Guo
RATIONALE: As (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio plays a significant role in authenticating the geographical origin of foodstuff, it is important to identify where the (87) Sr/(86) Sr signature in food comes from, and the methods of (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio analysis in food and environmental samples. METHODS: Wheat with three genotypes, soil and groundwater samples were collected from three regions of China during harvest time of 2014. The (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratios in the samples were determined by thermal ionization mass spectrometer in order to investigate the possible source of (87) Sr/(86) Sr in wheat, and the concentrations of Rb and Sr in wheat and soils were also detected by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and combined with (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio in order to trace the geographical origin of wheat...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292733/rapid-determination-of-54-pharmaceutical-and-personal-care-products-in-fish-samples-using-microwave-assisted-extraction-hollow-fiber-liquid-solid-phase-microextraction
#10
Yi Zhang, Wen Guo, Zhenfeng Yue, Li Lin, Fengjuan Zhao, Peijin Chen, Weidong Wu, Hong Zhu, Bo Yang, Yanyun Kuang, Jiong Wang
In this paper, a simple, rapid, solvent-less and environmental friendliness microextraction method, microwave-assisted extraction-hollow fiber-liquid/solid phase microextraction (MAE-HF-L/SME), was developed for simultaneous extraction and enrichment of 54 trace hydrophilic/lipophilic pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) from fish samples. A solid-phase extraction material, solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber, was synthesized. The SPME fiber had a homogeneous, loose structure and good mechanical properties, and they exhibited a good adsorption capacity for most PPCPs selected...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291944/pyrolyzable-nanoparticle-tracers-for-environmental-interrogation-and-monitoring
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Jason R Cox, Mohammed Alsenani, Scott E Miller, James A Roush, Rena Shi, Hooisweng Ow, Sehoon Chang, Anthony A Kmetz, Shannon L Eichmann, Martin E Poitzsch
Environmental tracing applications require materials that can be detected in complex fluids composed of multiple phases and contaminants. Moreover, large libraries of tracers are necessary in order to mitigate memory effects and to deploy multiple tracers simultaneously in complex oil fields. Herein, we disclose a novel approach based on the thermal decomposition of polymeric nanoparticles comprised of styrenic and methacrylic monomers. Polymeric nanoparticles derived from these monomers cleanly decompose into their constituent monomers at elevated temperatures, thereby maximizing atom economy wherein the entire nanoparticle mass contributes to the generation of detectable units...
March 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290200/quantification-of-methylenecyclopropyl-compounds-and-acyl-conjugates-by-uplc-ms-ms-in-the-study-of-the-biochemical-effects-of-the-ingestion-of-canned-ackee-blighia-sapida-and-lychee-litchi-chinensis
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Johannes Sander, Michael Terhardt, Stefanie Sander, Nils Janzen
Consumption of ackee (Blighia sapida) and lychee (Litchi chinensis) fruit has led to severe poisoning. Considering their expanded agricultural production, toxicological evaluation has become important. Therefore, the biochemical effects of eating 1 g/kg canned ackee, containing 99.2 μmol/kg hypoglycin A, and 5 g/kg canned lychee, containing 1.3 μmol/kg hypoglycin A, were quantified in a self-experiment. Using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, hypoglycin A, methylenecyclopropylacetyl-glycine, and methylenecyclopropylformyl-glycine, as well as the respective carnitine conjugates, were found in urine after ingesting ackee...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288849/whole-blood-selenium-determination-by-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Dustin R Bunch, Wendy Cieslak, Sihe Wang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a sensitive method for accurately measuring whole blood selenium and determining an appropriate reference interval for the local Cleveland population. DESIGN AND METHODS: The assay was developed and validated on an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with a collision cell. Whole blood trace element free EDTA tubes were used to collect samples for the reference interval study (n=50). Samples were collected after at least 8h fast from healthy adults (76% females) with ages between 19 and 64yr...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288081/conditional-tissue-specific-foxa2-ablation-in-mouse-pancreas-causes-hyperinsulinemic-hypoglycemia-retracted
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Zengbin Wu, Aihua Fei, Yingbin Liu, Shuming Pan
The forkhead/winged helix transcription factor Foxa2 is a major upstream regulator of Pdx1, a transcription factor necessary for pancreatic development. In the present study, we conditionally knocked out Foxa2 in Pdx1-expressing domain and further analyzed the contribution of Foxa2 to α- and β-cell development and the effect of Foxa2 deletion on plasma insulin, glucagon, and glucose levels. Homozygous pdx1 Foxa2 mice and heterozygous pdx1 Foxa2 mice were generated by homologous recombination using a Foxa2 gene-targeting vector...
March 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287914/inhibition-and-promotion-of-trace-pollutant-adsorption-within-electrostatic-precipitators
#15
Herek L Clack
Among the technologies available for reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired electric utilities is the injection of a powdered sorbent, often some form of activated carbon, into the flue gas upstream of the particulate control device, most commonly an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). Detailed measurements of mercury removal within ESPs are lacking due to the hazardous environment they pose, increasing the importance of analysis and numerical simulation in understanding the mechanisms involved. Our previous analyses revealed that mercury adsorption by particles suspended in the gas and by particles collected on internal ESP surfaces are not additive removal mechanisms but rather are competitive...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286076/structural-characters-and-protecting-%C3%AE-cells-of-a-polysaccharide-from-flowers-of-inula-japonica
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Chunzhi Zhao, Yulin Diao, Changzhen Wang, Wensheng Qu, Xiunan Zhao, Hao Ma, Junjie Shan, Guohui Sun
Our previous studies found that the crude polysaccharides (IJP) from flowers of Inula japonica exhibited significantly anti-diabetic activity in alloxan or MLD-STZ induced diabetic mice. In this study, we will trace an active polysaccharide from IJP and investigate its physico-chemical property and its protective mechanism on islet cell damage. The result showed that an active polysaccharide (IJP-B-1) was isolated from IJP, its molecular mass was 3.7×10(4)Da. IJP-B-1 was composed of rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, glucose, galactose and galactocuronic acid...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285859/health-risk-associated-with-airborne-particulate-matter-and-its-components-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#17
Roy M Harrison, Dimitrios Bousiotis, A M Mohorjy, A K Alkhalaf, M Shamy, M Alghamdi, M Khoder, M Costa
Samples of PM2.5 and PM10 have been collected in all of four seasons at seven sites within the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The samples have been analysed for a range of trace elements. There is a large loading of wind-blown dust and the majority of elements are predominantly associated with coarse particles. Enrichment factors, however, show that some elements are markedly enriched above crustal abundance. Using mean data for the PM2.5 and PM10 fractions from each of the seven sampling sites, health risks have been estimated for particulate matter mass, the elements Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, As, Cd and V measured in this study, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using data from an earlier study within Jeddah...
March 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284764/simultaneous-quantification-of-four-metabolites-of-sulfur-mustard-in-urine-samples-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-after-solid-phase-extraction
#18
Chang-Cai Liu, Shi-Lei Liu, Hai-Ling Xi, Hui-Lan Yu, Shi-Kun Zhou, Gui-Lan Huang, Long-Hui Liang, Jing-Quan Liu
Four HD urinary metabolites including hydrolysis metabolite thiodiglycol (TDG), glutathione-derived metabolite 1,1'-sulfonylbis[2-S-(N-acetylcysteinyl)ethane] (SBSNAE), as well as the β-lyase metabolites 1,1'-sulfonylbis[2-(methylsulfinyl)ethane] (SBMSE) and 1-methylsulfinyl-2-[2-(methylthio) ethylsulfonyl]ethane (MSMTESE) are considered as important biomarkers for short-term retrospective detection of HD exposure. In this study, a single method for simultaneous quantification of the four HD metabolites in urine samples was developed using ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284133/monitoring-and-source-apportionment-of-trace-elements-in-pm2-5-implications-for-local-air-quality-management
#19
Yueyan Li, Miao Chang, Shanshan Ding, Shiwen Wang, Dun Ni, Hongtao Hu
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) samples were collected simultaneously every hour in Beijing between April 2014 and April 2015 at five sites. Thirteen trace elements (TEs) in PM2.5 were analyzed by online X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The annual average PM2.5 concentrations ranged from 76.8 to 102.7 μg m(-3). TEs accounted for 5.9%-8.7% of the total PM2.5 mass with Cl, S, K, and Si as the most dominant elements. Spearman correlation coefficients of PM2.5 or TE concentrations between the background site and other sites showed that PM2...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283952/trace-element-levels-in-scalp-hair-of-school-children-in-shigatse-tibet-an-endemic-area-for-kaschin-beck-disease-kbd
#20
Ya'nan Guo, Hairong Li, Linsheng Yang, Yonghua Li, Binggan Wei, Wuyi Wang, Hongqiang Gong, Min Guo, Cangjue Nima, Shengcheng Zhao, Jing Wang
Kaschin-Beck disease (KBD) is an endemic osteoarthritis, and the etiology is closely related with levels of trace elements in the human body. Currently, it is clear that the selenium (Se) status of children in KBD areas is lower than that in non-KBD areas in the Tibetan Plateau, whereas role of other elements are yet unknown. This study aimed to assess some essential trace elements (Se, Mo, Mn, Zn, Fe, Cu, Co, and Sr) in children using scalp hair as a biomarker, and 157 samples from school children aged 8-14 years old were collected from both KBD and non-KBD areas in Shigatse, Tibet...
March 10, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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