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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549323/investigation-of-submicron-aerosol-characteristics-in-changzhou-china-composition-source-and-comparison-with-co-collected-pm2-5
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Zhaolian Ye, Qing Li, Jiashu Liu, Shipeng Luo, Quanfa Zhou, Chenglu Bi, Shuaishuai Ma, Yanfang Chen, Hui Chen, Ling Li, Xinlei Ge
Mass concentrations and chemical compositions of submicron particles (PM1) collected during July 2015 to April 2016 in Changzhou, a city in the Yangtze River Delta region, were systematically investigated for the first time. Specifically, an Aerodyne soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer (SP-AMS) was employed to characterize the water-soluble organic matter (WSOM). The average concentration of PM1 was 63.6 μg m(-3), occupying ∼60% of co-collected PM2.5 mass. Water soluble inorganic ions (WSIIs) was the most abundant component with secondary ions (SO4(2-), NO3(-) and NH4(+)) as the dominant species...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548830/stable-5-5%C3%A2-substituted-2-2%C3%A2-bipyrroles-building-blocks-for-macrocyclic-and-materials-chemistry
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Gonzalo Anguera, Brice Kauffmann, Jose Ignacio Borrell, Salvador Borros, David Sánchez-García
The preparation and characterization of a family of stable 2,2´-bipyrroles substituted at positions 5,5´with thienyl, phenyl, TMS-ethynyl, and vinyl groups is reported herein. The synthesis of these new bipyrroles comprises three steps: formation of the corresponding 5,5´-unsubstituted bipyrrole, bromination and Stille or Suzuki coupling. The best results in the coupling are obtained using the Stille reaction under microwave irradiation. The new compounds have been fully characterized by UV-vis absorption, fluorescence and IR spectroscopies and cyclic voltammetry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548499/polyoxovanadate-alkoxide-clusters-as-a-redox-reservoir-for-iron
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Feng Li, Stephanie H Carpenter, Robert F Higgins, Mark G Hitt, William W Brennessel, Maryline G Ferrier, Samantha K Cary, Juan S Lezama-Pacheco, Joshua T Wright, Benjamin W Stein, Matthew P Shores, Michael L Neidig, Stosh A Kozimor, Ellen M Matson
Inspired by the multielectron redox chemistry achieved using conventional organic-based redox-active ligands, we have characterized a series of iron-functionalized polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters in which the metal oxide scaffold functions as a three-dimensional, electron-deficient metalloligand. Four heterometallic clusters were prepared through sequential reduction, demonstrating that the metal oxide scaffold is capable of storing up to four electrons. These reduced products were characterized by cyclic voltammetry, IR, electronic absorption, and (1)H NMR spectroscopies...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546955/biofabrication-and-biomaterials-for-urinary-tract-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Moustafa M Elsawy, Achala de Mel
Reconstructive urologists are constantly facing diverse and complex pathologies that require structural and functional restoration of urinary organs. There is always a demand for a biocompatible material to repair or substitute the urinary tract instead of using patient's autologous tissues with its associated morbidity. Biomimetic approaches are tissue-engineering tactics aiming to tailor the material physical and biological properties to behave physiologically similar to the urinary system. This review highlights the different strategies to mimic urinary tissues including modifications in structure, surface chemistry, and cellular response of a range of biological and synthetic materials...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544442/sensitization-initiated-electron-transfer-for-photoredox-catalysis
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Indrajit Ghosh, Rizwan S Shaikh, Burkhard König
Photosynthetic organisms exploit antenna chromophores to absorb light and transfer excitation energy to the reaction center where redox reactions occur. In contrast, in visible-light chemical photoredox catalysis, a single species (i.e., the photoredox catalyst) absorbs light and performs the redox chemistry. Mimicking the energy flow of the biological model, we report a two-center photoredox catalytic approach in which the tasks of light energy collection and electron transfer (i.e., redox reactions) are assigned to two different molecules...
May 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544162/benzimidazole-scaffold-as-anticancer-agent-synthetic-approaches-and-structure-activity-relationship
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REVIEW
Neelima Shrivastava, Mohd Javed Naim, Md Jahangir Alam, Farah Nawaz, Shujauddin Ahmed, Ozair Alam
Cancer, also known as malignant neoplasm, is a dreadful disease which involves abnormal cell growth having the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Benzimidazole is an organic compound that is heterocyclic and aromatic in nature. It is a bicyclic compound formed by the fusion of the benzene and imidazole ring systems. It is an important pharmacophore and a privileged structure in medicinal chemistry. According to the World Health Organisation (2015 survey), one in six deaths is due to cancer around the globe, accounting for 8...
May 22, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539089/simulating-real-life-exposures-to-uncover-possible-risks-to-human-health-a-proposed-consensus-for-a-novel-methodological-approach
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A M Tsatsakis, D Kouretas, M N Tzatzarakis, P Stivaktakis, K Tsarouhas, K S Golokhvast, V N Rakitskii, V A Tutelyan, A F Hernandez, R Rezaee, G Chung, C Fenga, A B Engin, M Neagu, A L Arsene, A O Docea, E Gofita, D Calina, I Taitzoglou, J Liesivuori, A W Hayes, S Gutnikov, C Tsitsimpikou
In real life, consumers are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals via food, water and commercial products consumption. Since risk assessment usually focuses on individual compounds, the current regulatory approach doesn't assess the overall risk of chemicals present in a mixture. This study will evaluate the cumulative toxicity of mixtures of different classes of pesticides and mixtures of different classes of pesticides together with food additives (FAs) and common consumer product chemicals using realistic doses after long-term exposure...
June 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538101/chemical-endgroup-modified-diblock-copolymers-elucidate-anchor-and-chain-mechanism-of-membrane-stabilization
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Evelyne M Houang, Karen J Haman, Mihee Kim, Wenjia Zhang, Dawn A Lowe, Yuk Yin Sham, Timothy P Lodge, Benjamin J Hackel, Frank S Bates, Joseph M Metzger
Block copolymers can be synthesized in an array of architectures and compositions to yield diverse chemical properties. The triblock copolymer Poloxamer 188 (P188), the family archetype, consisting of a hydrophobic polypropylene oxide core flanked by hydrophilic polyethylene oxide chains, can stabilize cellular membranes during stress. However, little is known regarding the molecular basis of membrane interaction by copolymers in living organisms. By leveraging diblock architectural design, discrete end-group chemistry modifications can be tested...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538099/iodide-selective-synthetic-ion-channels-based-on-shape-persistent-organic-cages
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Bahiru Punja Benke, Pulakesh Aich, Younghoon Kim, Kyung Lock Kim, Md Rumum Rohman, Soonsang Hong, In-Chul Hwang, Eun Hui Lee, Joon Ho Roh, Kimoon Kim
We report here a synthetic ion channel developed from a shape-persistent porphyrin-based covalent organic cage. The cage was synthesized by employing a synthetically economical dynamic covalent chemistry (DCC) approach. The organic cage selectively transports biologically relevant iodide ions over other inorganic anions by a dehydration-driven, channel mechanism as evidenced by vesicle-based fluorescence assays and planar lipid bilayer-based single channel recordings. Furthermore, the organic cage appears to facilitate iodide transport across the membrane of a living cell, suggesting that the cage could be useful as a biological tool that may replace defective iodide channels in living systems...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538098/two-dimensional-metal-organic-framework-nanosheets-as-an-enzyme-inhibitor-modulation-of-the-%C3%AE-chymotrypsin-activity
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Ming Xu, Shuai Yuan, Xin-Yu Chen, Yu-Jie Chang, Gregory Steven Day, Zhi-Yuan Gu, Hong-Cai Zhou
Two-dimensional metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets are utilized as effective enzyme inhibitors, providing an in-spiring means to enhance the control of cellular processes as well as improve our understanding of the surface chemistry between MOFs and enzymes. In this paper, we demonstrated that the activity of α-Chymotrypsin (ChT) can be effectively inhibited with 96.9% inhibition by the 2-D Cu(bpy)2(OTf)2 nanosheets, while the other Zn2(bim)4 nanosheets show no significant inhibition effect towards ChT...
May 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537594/switchable-regioselectivity-in-amine-catalysed-asymmetric-cycloadditions
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Zhi Zhou, Zhou-Xiang Wang, Yuan-Chun Zhou, Wei Xiao, Qin Ouyang, Wei Du, Ying-Chun Chen
Building small-molecule libraries with structural and stereogenic diversity plays an important role in drug discovery. The development of switchable intermolecular cycloaddition reactions from identical substrates in different regioselective fashions would provide an attractive protocol. However, this also represents a challenge in organic chemistry, because it is difficult to control regioselectivity to afford the products exclusively and at the same time achieve high levels of stereoselectivity. Here, we report the diversified cycloadditions of α'-alkylidene-2-cyclopentenones catalysed by cinchona-derived primary amines...
June 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537589/reactions-of-hexadehydro-diels-alder-benzynes-with-structurally-complex-multifunctional-natural-products
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Sean P Ross, Thomas R Hoye
An important question in organic chemistry concerns the extent to which benzynes-one of the classical reactive intermediates in organic chemistry-can react in discriminating fashion with trapping reagents. In particular, whether these species can react selectively with substrates containing multiple functional groups and possible sites of reactivity has remained unanswered. Natural products comprise a palette of multifunctional compounds with which to address this question. Here, we show that benzynes produced by the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction react with many secondary metabolites with a preference for one among several pathways...
June 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537421/glutathione-glutaredoxins-and-iron
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Carsten Berndt, Christopher Horst Lillig
SIGNIFICANCE: Glutathione is the most abundant cellular low molecular weight thiol in the majority of organisms in all kingdoms of life. Therefore, functions of glutathione and disturbed regulation of its concentration are associated with numerous physiological and pathological situations. Recent advances: The function of glutathione as redox buffer or antioxidant is increasingly being questioned. New functions, especially functions connected to the cellular iron homeostasis were elucidated...
May 24, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537319/titanium-coordination-compounds-from-discrete-metal-complexes-to-metal-organic-frameworks
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REVIEW
Hala Assi, Georges Mouchaham, Nathalie Steunou, Thomas Devic, Christian Serre
Owing to their promise in photocatalysis and optoelectronics, titanium based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are one of the most appealing classes of MOFs reported to date. Nevertheless, Ti-MOFs are still very scarce because of their challenging synthesis associated with a poor degree of control of their chemistry and crystallization. This review aims at giving an overview of the recent progress in this field focusing on the most relevant existing titanium coordination compounds as well as their promising photoredox properties...
May 24, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536287/kisameet-glacial-clay-an-unexpected-source-of-bacterial-diversity
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Sarah L Svensson, Shekooh Behroozian, Wanjing Xu, Michael G Surette, Loretta Li, Julian Davies
Widespread antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens is providing the impetus to explore novel sources of antimicrobial agents. Recently, the potent antibacterial activity of certain clay minerals has stimulated scientific interest in these materials. One such example is Kisameet glacial clay (KC), an antibacterial clay from a deposit on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. However, our understanding of the active principles of these complex natural substances is incomplete. Like soils, clays may possess complex mixtures of bacterial taxa, including the Actinobacteria, a clade known to be rich in antibiotic-producing organisms...
May 23, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535882/versatile-fabrication-of-paper-based-microfluidic-devices-with-high-chemical-resistance-using-scholar-glue-and-magnetic-masks
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Thiago M G Cardoso, Fabrício R de Souza, Paulo T Garcia, Denilson Rabelo, Charles S Henry, Wendell K T Coltro
Simple methods have been developed for fabricating microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) but few of these devices can be used with organic solvents and/or aqueous solutions containing surfactants. This study describes a simple fabrication strategy for μPADs that uses readily available scholar glue to create the hydrophobic flow barriers that are resistant to surfactants and organic solvents. Microfluidic structures were defined by magnetic masks designed with either neodymium magnets or magnetic sheets to define the patter, and structures were created by spraying an aqueous solution of glue on the paper surface...
June 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535807/identification-of-putative-olfactory-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-crown-of-thorns-starfish-acanthaster-planci
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Rebecca E Roberts, Cherie A Motti, Kenneth W Baughman, Noriyuki Satoh, Michael R Hall, Scott F Cummins
BACKGROUND: In marine organisms, and in particular for benthic invertebrates including echinoderms, olfaction is a dominant sense with chemosensation being a critical signalling process. Until recently natural product chemistry was the primary investigative approach to elucidate the nature of chemical signals but advances in genomics and transcriptomics over the last decade have facilitated breakthroughs in understanding not only the chemistry but also the molecular mechanisms underpinning chemosensation in aquatic environments...
May 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535589/water-soluble-organic-aerosols-in-indo-gangetic-plain-igp-insights-from-aerosol-mass-spectrometry
#18
Abhishek Chakraborty, Pradhi Rajeev, Prashant Rajput, Tarun Gupta
Filter samples collected during winter of 2015-16 from two polluted urban locations (Allahabad and Kanpur) residing within Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP) showed high levels of water-soluble organic aerosols (WSOA). Total organic aerosols (OA) in submicron fraction, measured at Kanpur in real time via Aerosol Mass Spectrometer also showed substantially high concentration levels. WSOA to OA contribution in Kanpur was found to be very high (around 55%) indicating significant contributions from secondary OA (SOA). On average, WSOA oxidation ratio (O/C) was found to be higher (15-20%) in Kanpur than at Allahabad...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534494/airborne-observations-reveal-elevational-gradient-in-tropical-forest-isoprene-emissions
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Dasa Gu, Alex B Guenther, John E Shilling, Haofei Yu, Maoyi Huang, Chun Zhao, Qing Yang, Scot T Martin, Paulo Artaxo, Saewung Kim, Roger Seco, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Karla M Longo, Julio Tóta, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Oscar Vega, Ying Liu, Manish Shrivastava, Eliane G Alves, Fernando C Santos, Guoyong Leng, Zhiyuan Hu
Isoprene dominates global non-methane volatile organic compound emissions, and impacts tropospheric chemistry by influencing oxidants and aerosols. Isoprene emission rates vary over several orders of magnitude for different plants, and characterizing this immense biological chemodiversity is a challenge for estimating isoprene emission from tropical forests. Here we present the isoprene emission estimates from aircraft eddy covariance measurements over the Amazonian forest. We report isoprene emission rates that are three times higher than satellite top-down estimates and 35% higher than model predictions...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533519/ocean-acidification-compromises-a-planktic-calcifier-with-implications-for-global-carbon-cycling
#20
Catherine V Davis, Emily B Rivest, Tessa M Hill, Brian Gaylord, Ann D Russell, Eric Sanford
Anthropogenically-forced changes in ocean chemistry at both the global and regional scale have the potential to negatively impact calcifying plankton, which play a key role in ecosystem functioning and marine carbon cycling. We cultured a globally important calcifying marine plankter (the foraminifer, Globigerina bulloides) under an ecologically relevant range of seawater pH (7.5 to 8.3 total scale). Multiple metrics of calcification and physiological performance varied with pH. At pH > 8.0, increased calcification occurred without a concomitant rise in respiration rates...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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