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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538697/mammalian-metallothionein-3-new-functional-and-structural-insights
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Milan Vašák, Gabriele Meloni
Metallothionein-3 (MT-3), a member of the mammalian metallothionein (MT) family, is mainly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). MT-3 possesses a unique neuronal growth inhibitory activity, and the levels of this intra- and extracellularly occurring metalloprotein are markedly diminished in the brain of patients affected by a number of metal-linked neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). In these pathologies, the redox cycling of copper, accompanied by the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), plays a key role in the neuronal toxicity...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538687/on-forgotten-topological-indices-of-some-dendrimers-structure
#2
Yasir Bashir, Adnan Aslam, Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Adnan Jahangir, Muhammad Rafiq, Nargis Bibi, Nazeer Muhammad
A series of previously conducted experiments pertaining to various chemicals and drugs uncover a natural linkage between the molecular structures and the bio-medical and pharmacological characteristics. The forgotten topological index computed for the molecular structures of various chemical compounds and drugs has proven significant in medical and pharmaceutical fields by predicting biological features of new chemical compounds and drugs. A topological index can be considered as the transformation of chemical structure into a real number...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538686/amorphous-in-ga-zn-o-powder-with-high-gas-selectivity-towards-wide-range-concentration-of-c%C3%A2-h%C3%A2-oh
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Hongxiang Chen, Wei Jiang, Lianfeng Zhu, Youwei Yao
Amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide (a-IGZO) powder was prepared by typical solution-based process and post-annealing process. The sample was used as sensor for detecting C₂H₅OH, H₂, and CO. Gas-sensing performance was found to be highly sensitive to C₂H₅OH gas in a wide range of concentration (0.5-1250 ppm) with the response of 2.0 towards 0.5 ppm and 89.2 towards 1250 ppm. Obvious difference of response towards C₂H₅OH, H₂, and CO was found that the response e.g., was 33.20, 6.64, and 2.84 respectively at the concentration of 200 ppm...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538674/biosynthesis-of-zno-nanoparticles-by-a-new-pichia-kudriavzevii-yeast-strain-and-evaluation-of-their-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities
#4
Amin Boroumand Moghaddam, Mona Moniri, Susan Azizi, Raha Abdul Rahim, Arbakariya Bin Ariff, Wan Zuhainis Saad, Farideh Namvar, Mohammad Navaderi
The potential ability of a new yeast strain, Pichia kudriavzevii, in the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) through a green method was explored in this study. The effect of reaction time (12, 24 and 36 h) on the structure of the resulting ZnO nanoparticles was investigated. From the XRD and TEM results, the ZnO-NPs with a hexagonal wurtzite structure and a particle crystal size of ~10-61 nm was formed at different reaction times. Combing XRD, TEM, and PL results, it was revealed that the sample prepared at intermediate duration (24 h) has the most favorable nanosized structure with the lowest defect concentration...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537795/the-influences-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungus-on-phytostabilization-of-lead-zinc-tailings-using-four-plant-species
#5
Hai-Hong Gu, Zheng Zhou, Yu-Qian Gao, Xue-Tao Yuan, Yan-Jun Ai, Jun-Ying Zhang, Wen-Zhe Zuo, Alicia A Taylor, Shi-Qing Nan, Fu-Ping Li
A greenhouse experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Funneliformis mosseae on three parameters: Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd accumulation, translocation and plant growth in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), showy stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile) and Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida). The purpose of this work is to enhance site-specific phytostabilization of lead/zinc mine tailings using native plant species. The results showed that mycorrhizal fungi inoculation significantly increased plant biomass of F...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537733/crystal-structure-induced-preferential-surface-alloying-of-sb-on-wurtzite-zinc-blende-gaas-nanowires
#6
Martin Hjort, Peter Kratzer, Sebastian Lehmann, Sahil J Patel, Kimberly A Dick, Chris J Palmstrom, Rainer Timm, Anders Mikkelsen
We study the surface diffusion and alloying of Sb into GaAs nanowires (NWs) with controlled axial stacking of wurtzite (Wz) and zinc blende (Zb) crystal phases. Using atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy, we find that Sb preferentially incorporates into the surface layer of the {110}-terminated Zb segments rather than the {112 ̅0}-terminated Wz segments. Density functional theory calculations verify the higher surface incorporation rate into the Zb phase and find that it is related to differences in the energy barrier of the Sb-for-As exchange reaction on the two surfaces...
May 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535490/moderate-ocean-warming-mitigates-but-more-extreme-warming-exacerbates-the-impacts-of-zinc-from-engineered-nanoparticles-on%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-marine-larva
#7
Benjamin Mos, Katrina L Kaposi, Andrew L Rose, Brendan Kelaher, Symon A Dworjanyn
There is growing concern about the combined effects of multiple human-induced stressors on biodiversity. In particular, there are substantial knowledge gaps about the combined effects of existing stressors (e.g. pollution) and predicted environmental stress from climate change (e.g. ocean warming). We investigated the impacts of ocean warming and engineered nanoparticles (nano-zinc oxide, nZnO) on larvae of a cosmopolitan tropical sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla. Larval T. gratilla were exposed to all combinations of three temperatures, 25, 27 and 29 °C (current SST and near-future predicted warming of +2 and + 4 °C) and six concentrations of nZnO (0, 0...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535482/multiple-metal-exposures-and-their-correlation-with-monoamine-neurotransmitter-metabolism-in-chinese-electroplating-workers
#8
Lin-Lin Wu, Wei Gong, Si-Peng Shen, Zhong-He Wang, Jia-Xi Yao, Jun Wang, Jing Yu, Rong Gao, Gang Wu
Excessive metal exposure has been recognized as one of the detrimental factors for brain damage. However, the potential adverse effects induced by heavy metals on monoamine neurotransmitter pathways remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to investigate the possible association between metal exposure and neurotransmitter metabolism. By a cross-sectional investigation, 224 electroplating workers and 213 non-electroplating exposure workers were recruited in the exposure and control groups. Metal exposure levels were analyzed using inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and monoamine neurotransmitter pathway metabolites were measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in human urine samples...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535470/pharmacophore-guided-discovery-of-small-molecule-interleukin-15-inhibitors
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Barbara Żyżyńska-Granica, Bartosz Trzaskowski, Szymon Niewieczerzał, Sławomir Filipek, Oliwia Zegrocka-Stendel, Małgorzata Dutkiewicz, Piotr Krzeczyński, Magdalena Kowalewska, Katarzyna Koziak
Upregulation of interleukin 15 (IL-15) contributes directly i.a. to the development of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Selective blockade of IL-15 aimed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other IL-15-related disorders has been recognized as an efficient therapeutic method. The aim of the study was to identify small molecules which would interact with IL-15 or its receptor IL-15Rα and inhibit the cytokine's activity. Based on the crystal structure of IL-15Rα·IL-15, we created pharmacophore models to screen the ZINC database of chemical compounds for potential IL-15 and IL-15Rα inhibitors...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535395/a-zinc-chloride-doped-adhesive-facilitates-sealing-at-the-dentin-interface-a-confocal-laser-microscopy-study
#10
Manuel Toledano, Raquel Osorio, Estrella Osorio, Inmaculada Cabello, Manuel Toledano-Osorio, Fátima S Aguilera
The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of Zn-doping of dental adhesives and mechanical load cycling on the micromorphology of the resin-dentin interdiffusion zone (of sound and caries affected dentin). The investigation considered two different Zn-doped adhesive approaches and evaluated the interface using a doubled dye fluorescent technique and a calcium chelator fluorophore under a confocal laser scanning microscopy. Sound and carious dentin-resin interfaces of unloaded specimens were deficiently resin-hybridized, in general...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534959/microrna-200c-regulates-cisplatin-resistance-by-targeting-zeb2-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells
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Tao Jiang, Pengfei Dong, Long Li, Xiao Ma, Pei Xu, He Zhu, Yanqiu Wang, Baotong Yang, Kuangge Liu, Jinwei Liu, Juan Xue, Runzhe Lv, Panke Su, Guoqiang Kong, Yongchao Chang, Chonggao Zhao, Lidong Wang
This study was specifically designed to confirm the hypothesis that microRNA-200c (miR-200c) affects the development of cisplatin (DDP) resistance in human gastric cancer cells by targeting zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 2 (ZEB2). A total of 50 gastric cancer tissues and their corresponding normal adjacent tissue samples were collected. Then, the expression levels of miR-200c and ZEB2 in both gastric cancer specimens and cells were detected using the quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and immunohistochemical methods...
May 22, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534917/charge-stabilizing-tris-triphenylamine-zinc-porphyrin-carbon-nanotube-hybrids-synthesis-characterization-and-excited-state-charge-transfer-studies
#12
Luis M Arellano, Myriam Barrejón, Habtom B Gobeze, María J Gómez-Escalonilla, José Luis G Fierro, Francis D'Souza, Fernando Langa
Functionalization of single-walled (SWCNTs) and double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) with a charge stabilizing zinc porphyrin functionalized with triphenylamine entities has been accomplished. The synthetic approach involved the reaction of tris-(triphenylamine)porphyrinato zinc(ii) with iodobenzene functionalized nanotubes through a Sonogashira C-C cross coupling reaction under microwave irradiation conditions. Evidence of covalent functionalization and the extent of functionalization was obtained from systematic studies carried out by AFM, TGA, XPS and Raman spectroscopy techniques...
May 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534823/preparation-and-in-vitro-photodynamic-activity-of-glucosylated-zinc-ii-phthalocyanines-as-underlying-targeting-photosensitizers
#13
Jian-Yong Liu, Chen Wang, Chun-Hui Zhu, Zhi-Hong Zhang, Jin-Ping Xue
Two novel glucosylated zinc(ІІ) phthalocyanines 7a-7b, as well as the acetyl-protected counterparts 6a-6b, have been synthesized by the Cu(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between the propargylated phthalocyanine and azide-substituted glucoses. All of these phthalocyanines were characterized with various spectroscopic methods and studied for their photo-physical, photo-chemical, and photo-biological properties. With glucose as the targeting unit, phthalocyanines 7a-7b exhibit a specific affinity to MCF-7 breast cancer cells over human embryonic lung fibroblast (HELF) cells, showing higher cellular uptake...
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534623/young-s-modulus-of-wurtzite-and-zinc-blende-inp-nanowires
#14
Mikhail Dunaevskiy, Pavel Geydt, Erkki Lahderanta, Prokhor Anatolevich Alekseev, Tuomas August Erik Haggren, Joona-Pekko Petteri Kakko, Hua Jiang, Harri Lipsanen
The Young's modulus of thin conical InP nanowires with either wurtzite or mixed "zinc blende/wurtzite" structures was measured. It has been shown that the value of Young's modulus obtained for wurtzite InP nanowires (E[0001]=130 ± 30 GPa) was similar to the theoretically predicted value for the wurtzite InP material (E[0001]=120 ± 10 GPa). The Young's modulus of mixed "zinc blende/wurtzite" InP nanowires (E[111]=65 ± 10 GPa) appeared to be 40% less then theoretically predicted value for the zinc blende InP material (E[111]=110 GPa)...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534435/genome-editing-technologies-and-patent-landscape-overview
#15
Fairouz Benahmed-Miniuk, Mat Kresz, Jitendra K Kanaujiya, Christopher D Southgate
Unlike with zinc finger nuclease and transcriptional activator-like effector nuclease DNA modification technologies that rely on lead proteins, developed through expensive and time-consuming processes, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas system has rapidly emerged as the most promising gene-editing technology to date for the modification of any selected DNA sequence. CRISPR is receiving tremendous fanfare due, in part, to its potential to provide a means to fundamentally alter medical genetics and especially cancer medicine...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534394/sonochemical-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-core-shell-nanorod-radial-p-n-homojunction-ultraviolet-photodetector
#16
Phani Kiran Vabbina, Raju Sinha, Arash Ahmadivand, Mustafa Karabiyik, Burak Gerislioglu, Osama Awadallah, Nezih Pala
We report for the first time, on the growth of homogeneous radial p-n junction in ZnO core-shell configuration with a p-doped ZnO nanoshell structure grown around a high quality un-intentionally n-doped ZnO nanorods using sonochemistry. The simultaneous decomposition of Phosphorous (P), Zinc (Zn) and Oxygen (O) from their respective precursors during sonication allows for the successful incorporation of P atoms in to the ZnO lattice. The as formed p-n junction shows a rectifying current - voltage characteristic consistent with a p-n junction with a threshold voltage of 1...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534307/acanthus-ilicifolius-l-a-promising-candidate-for-phytostabilization-of-zinc
#17
A M Shackira, Jos T Puthur, E Nabeesa Salim
The potential of a halophyte species-Acanthus ilicifolius L.-to phytostabilize zinc (Zn) grown under hydroponics culture conditions was critically evaluated in this study. The propagules after treating with ZnSO4 (4 mM) were analysed for the bioaccumulation pattern, translocation rate of Zn to the shoot, effects of Zn accumulation on organic solutes and the antioxidant defence system. It was found that most of the Zn absorbed by the plant was retained in the root (47%) and only a small portion was transported to stem (12%) and leaves (11%)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534099/effects-of-intermittent-and-continuous-magnetic-fields-on-trace-element-levels-in-guinea-pigs
#18
Onur Erdem, Cemal Akay, Sule Coşkun Cevher, Ayse Gulnihal Canseven, Ahmet Aydın, Nesrin Seyhan
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can affect living cells due to biochemical changes, followed by changes in levels of trace elements in serum and different organs. This study focuses on the effect of whole body exposure to EMF, presented everywhere in our environment, and on the levels of trace elements in serum, femur, brain, kidney, and liver tissues. The analyses performed on 29 guinea pigs were divided into five groups. Guinea pigs were exposed to a magnetic field of 50 Hz of 1.5 mT. Groups A and B were exposed to the magnetic field for a period of 4 h/day continuously (4 h/day) for 4 and 7 days, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534098/effect-of-the-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-and-thiamine-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-alloxan-induced-mice-a-stereological-and-biochemical-study
#19
Abdolrahman Amiri, Rahmat Allah Fatahian Dehkordi, Mohamad Saeed Heidarnejad, Mohsen Jafarian Dehkordi
This research was carried out to evaluate the antidiabetic effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and thiamine following experimental diabetes. Fifty-six 6-week-old female mice were used and divided into seven groups of eight animals. Diabetes was induced in fasted mice by using intraperitoneal (IP) injection of alloxan (180 mg/kg). Groups included (I) non-diabetic control, (II) thiamine (30 mg/l, IP), (III) alloxan-induced diabetic mice, (IV) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0.1 mg/kg IP), (V) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534054/the-presence-of-zinc-in-the-mouse-ovary-vitrification-medium-histological-evaluation-and-follicle-growth
#20
S Geravandi, M Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: Cryopreservation of ovary is a relevant option for preserving fertility of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of zinc in the vitrification medium on histology and follicle growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mouse ovaries were vitrified in vitrification medium supplemented with 0, 100, 150 or 200 μg/dl zinc, identified as V0, V1, V2 and V3 groups, respectively. Histological evaluation of ovaries was carried out...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
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