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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535609/synthesis-of-%C3%AE-galactooligosaccharide-using-bifidobacterial-%C3%AE-galactosidase-purified-from-recombinant-escherichia-coli
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So Young Oh, So Youn Youn, Myung Soo Park, Hyoung Geun Kim, Nam In Baek, Zhi Peng Li, Geun Eog Ji
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are known to be selectively utilized by Bifidobacterium, which can bring about healthy changes of the composition of intestinal microflora. In this study, β-GOS are synthesized using bifidobacterial β-galactosidase(G1) purified from recombinant E. coli with a high GOS yield and with high productivity and enhanced bifidogenic activity. The purified recombinant G1 showed maximum production of β-GOS at pH 8.5 and 45°C. A matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis of the major peaks of the produced β-GOS showed MW of 527 and 689, indicating the synthesis of β-GOS at degrees of polymerization (DP) of 3 and DP4, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535591/effect-of-water-stage-and-tree-stand-composition-on-spatiotemporal-differentiation-of-spring-water-chemistry-draining-carpathian-flysch-slopes-gorce-mts
#2
Michał Jasik, Stanisław Małek, Mirosław Żelazny
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting spring water chemistry in different tree stands and to measure the influence of water stage on the physicochemical parameters of spring waters in a small Carpathian catchment. Water samples were collected three times per year at various stages of the water: after the spring thaw, after a period of heavy rain and after a dry period in 2011 and 2012. Water samples were left in the laboratory to reach room temperature (19-20°C) and analyzed for EC (reference T=25°C) and pH...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535491/efficient-bioconversion-of-high-content-volatile-fatty-acids-into-microbial-lipids-by-cryptococcus-curvatus-atcc-20509
#3
Jia'nan Liu, Xiangfeng Huang, Rui Chen, Ming Yuan, Jia Liu
The lower utilization ratios of high-content VFAs resulted in less lipid yield by the oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus curvatus ATCC 20509. In this work, increasing the inoculation concentration to OD600=5.1 improved the acetic acid utilization ratio (99.8%) and lipids production (4.63g/L) in mediums with 30g/L of acetic acid. For the higher acetic acid concentration (40g/L), increasing the nitrogen to carbon ratio (0.033) and raising the initial pH (pH=8) was superior over improvement in the inoculate, with the lipid production increased from 1...
April 21, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535473/length-effect-of-methoxy-poly-ethylene-oxide-b-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-g-poly-methacrylic-acid-copolymers-on-cisplatin-delivery
#4
Hsuan-Ying Chen, Yu-Lun Lo, Pei-Ling Wu, Pei-Chi Lo, Li-Fang Wang
Novel comb-shaped amphiphilic copolymers based on methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-b-[poly(ε-caprolactone)-g-poly(methacrylic acid)] (MPCL-g-pMAA), were synthesized via ring opening polymerization (ROP) and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) for drug delivery systems. MPCL-g-pMAAs with various MAA repeating units self-assemble into a core-shell structure in an aqueous solution. Critical aggregation concentrations range within 5.6×10(-3)-7.0×10(-2)mg/mL in double deionized water and 8.9×10(-3)-7.0×10(-2)mg/mL in phosphate buffered saline of pH 7...
May 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535065/silica-polymerization-from-supersaturated-dilute-aqueous-solutions-in-the-presence-of-alkaline-earth-salts
#5
Marina Kley, Andreas Kempter, Volodymyr Boyko, Klaus Huber
The early stages of silica polymerization in aqueous solution proceeds according to a mechanism based on three steps: nucleation, particle growth and agglomeration of the particles. Application of time-resolved static and dynamic light scattering as a powerful in-situ technique in combination with spectrophotometric analysis of the monomer consumption based on the molybdenum blue method was carried out to further investigate this 3-step process. Experiments were carried out at four different initial silicic acid contents covering a range between 350 ppm and 750 ppm in the presence of either 10 mM NaCl or 5 mM of a mixture of CaCl2 and MgCl2...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535062/supramolecular-hydrogel-formation-in-a-series-of-self-assembling-lipopeptides-with-varying-lipid-chain-length
#6
Valeria Castelletto, Amanpreet Kaur, Radoslaw M Kowalczyk, Ian W Hamley, Mehedi Reza, Janne Ruokolainen
The self-assembly in aqueous solution of three lipopeptides comprising a bioactive motif conjugated at the N terminus to dodecyl, tetradecyl or hexadecyl lipid chains has been examined. The bioactive motif is the peptide block YEALRVANEVTLN; a C-terminal fragment of the lumican proteoglycan. This study was motivated by our previous studies on the hexadecyl homologue C16-YEALRVANEVTLN which showed aggregation into β-sheet structures above a critical aggregation concentration (cac), but most remarkably we found that these aggregates were stable to dilution below the cac...
May 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535052/programming-ionic-pore-accessibility-in-zwitterionic-polymer-modified-nanopores
#7
Laura Silies, Annette Andrieu-Brunsen
Creating switchable and gradually tunable pores or channels that display transport control similar to biological pores remains a major challenge in nanotechnology. It requires the generation and manipulation of complex charge situations at the nanoscale and the understanding of how confinement influences chemistry and transport. Here, two different pore sizes, ∼100 nm and less than 10 nm, functionalized with varying amounts of responsive zwitterionic polycarboxybetaine methyl acrylate (PCBMA) give fascinating insight into the confinement controlled ionic transport of pores functionalized with pH-dependent zwitterionic polymers...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534813/synthesis-and-characterization-of-dual-sensitive-fluorescent-nanogels-for-enhancing-drug-delivery-and-tracking-intracellular-drug-delivery
#8
Szu-Yuan Wu, Tilahun Ayane Debele, Yu-Chih Kao, Hsieh-Chih Tsai
Here, dual-sensitive fluorescent branched alginate-polyethyleneimine copolymer (bAPSC) nanogels were synthesized from thiolated alginate and stearoyl-derivatized branched polyethyleneimine. The formation of bAPSC conjugates was confirmed through proton nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, whereas dynamic light scattering was used to measure the particle size and ζ potential of the nanogels. The fluorescent properties of the nanogels were confirmed through fluorescent spectroscopy and microscopy...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534573/solvent-dependent-nuclearity-geometry-and-catalytic-activity-of-sphos-pd-ph-cl-2
#9
John B Brazier, Mark A Newton, Elena M Barreiro, Luis A Adrio, Leticia Naya, King Kuok Mimi Hii
The nuclearity and structures of the palladium complex [(SPhos)Pd(Ph)Cl]2 in the solid and solution states are revisited using a combination of Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, DFT calculations and trapping experiments. The complex was tested for its catalytic activity in the coupling reaction between chlorobenzene and n-hexylamine, where different deactivation behaviours were observed in toluene, 1,4-dioxane and DMF.
May 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534560/re-configurable-multi-mode-contained-electrospray-ionization-for-protein-folding-and-unfolding-on-the-millisecond-time-scale
#10
Colbert F Miller, Dmytro S Kulyk, Jongin W Kim, Abraham K Badu-Tawiah
A new reconfigurable contained-electrospray (ES) ion source is described that can be operated in three unique modes (Types I, II and III) and was applied to control the charge state of proteins for subsequent online characterization by mass spectrometry. Using this device, proteins prepared in 100% water were highly charged after exposure to hydrochloric acid vapor. For myoglobin, the shift to a higher charge state occurred faster than the heme cofactor could escape the unfolding protein. This effect reflected in the detection of highly charged holo-myoglobin intermediates (+26), which suggests the modification process occurred on a millisecond time scale (Type I mode)...
May 23, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534479/efficient-protein-production-inspired-by-how-spiders-make-silk
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Nina Kronqvist, Médoune Sarr, Anton Lindqvist, Kerstin Nordling, Martins Otikovs, Luca Venturi, Barbara Pioselli, Pasi Purhonen, Michael Landreh, Henrik Biverstål, Zigmantas Toleikis, Lisa Sjöberg, Carol V Robinson, Nicola Pelizzi, Hans Jörnvall, Hans Hebert, Kristaps Jaudzems, Tore Curstedt, Anna Rising, Jan Johansson
Membrane proteins are targets of most available pharmaceuticals, but they are difficult to produce recombinantly, like many other aggregation-prone proteins. Spiders can produce silk proteins at huge concentrations by sequestering their aggregation-prone regions in micellar structures, where the very soluble N-terminal domain (NT) forms the shell. We hypothesize that fusion to NT could similarly solubilize non-spidroin proteins, and design a charge-reversed mutant (NT*) that is pH insensitive, stabilized and hypersoluble compared to wild-type NT...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534306/assessment-of-water-quality-using-multivariate-techniques-in-river-sosiani-kenya
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A O Achieng', P O Raburu, E C Kipkorir, S O Ngodhe, K O Obiero, J Ani-Sabwa
Multivariate techniques can infer intrinsic characteristics of complex data by generating correlation, similarity, dissimilarity, and covariance vector matrix to ascertain their relationships. The study evaluated the effect of anthropogenic activities by analyzing selected physicochemical water quality parameters (WQP) as indicators of pollution in River Sosiani, located in western Kenya, at six stations from August 2012 to February 2013 (Aug-Oct ≡ wet season, Nov-Feb ≡ Dry season). Temperature, pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), conductivity, and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) were measured in situ while Total Phosphorus (TP), Total Organic Nitrogen (TON), and Biologial Oxygen Demand (BOD) were measured in vitro using standard methods...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534298/formulation-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-bioactive-mesoporous-silica-with-doxorubicin-and-metronidazole-intended-for-bone-treatment-and-regeneration
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Katarzyna Czarnobaj, Magdalena Prokopowicz, Wiesław Sawicki
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surface mineralization activity and in vitro drug behavior potential of two forms of mesoporous silica: powder and granulate. Ordered mesoporous SiO2 powder was synthesized by surfactant-assisted sol-gel process using tetraethoxysilane as a silica precursor and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide as the structure-directing agent. The granulate was prepared using silica powder and ethyl cellulose as a binding agent. Metronidazole (MT)-an anti-inflammatory substance and doxorubicin hydrochloride (ChD)-an anti-cancer drug were chosen as drug models for delivery studies...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534235/nasal-high-flow-in-management-of-children-with-status-asthmaticus-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Florent Baudin, Alexandra Buisson, Blandine Vanel, Bruno Massenavette, Robin Pouyau, Etienne Javouhey
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common obstructive airway disease in children and adults. Nasal high flow (NHF) is a recent device that is now used as a primary support for respiratory distress. Several studies have reported use of NHF as a respiratory support in status asthmaticus; however, there are no data to recommend such practice. We therefore conducted this preliminary study to evaluate NHF therapy for children with status asthmaticus admitted to our PICU in order to prepare a multicentre randomized controlled study...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534184/evaluation-of-cardiovascular-ischemic-event-rates-in-dasatinib-treated-patients-using-standardized-incidence-ratios
#15
Giuseppe Saglio, Philipp le Coutre, Jorge Cortes, Jiří Mayer, Philip Rowlings, François-Xavier Mahon, Glenn Kroog, Kyna Gooden, Milayna Subar, Neil P Shah
With high survival rates for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), emerging consequences, such as arterial ischemic events, require consideration when evaluating treatment options. Cardiovascular ischemic event incidence in clinical trials was evaluated in 2712 dasatinib-treated patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) leukemias from 11 first- and second-line trials (pooled), newly diagnosed CML patients treated with dasatinib or imatinib (DASISION), and prostate cancer patients treated with dasatinib or placebo plus docetaxel/prednisone (READY)...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533959/preservation-media-durations-and-cell-concentrations-of-short-term-storage-affect-key-features-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-therapeutic-application
#16
Fengli Zhang, Huaijuan Ren, Xiaohu Shao, Chao Zhuang, Yantian Chen, Nianmin Qi
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have shown great potential in the treatment of various diseases. However, the optimum short-term storage condition of ADSCs in 2∼8 °C is rarely reported. This study aimed at optimizing a short-term storage condition to ensure the viability and function of ADSCs before transplantation. METHODS: Preservation media and durations of storage were evaluated by cell viability, apoptosis, adhesion ability and colony-forming unit (CFU) capacity of ADSCs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533917/management-of-esophageal-caustic-injury
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EDITORIAL
Mark Anthony A De Lusong, Aeden Bernice G Timbol, Danny Joseph S Tuazon
Ingestion of caustic substances and its long-term effect on the gastrointestinal system maintain its place as an important public health issue in spite of the multiple efforts to educate the public and contain its growing number. This is due to the ready availability of caustic agents and the loose regulatory control on its production. Substances with extremes of pH are very corrosive and can create severe injury in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The severity of injury depends on several aspects: Concentration of the substance, amount ingested, length of time of tissue contact, and pH of the agent...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533815/efficient-itaconic-acid-production-from-glycerol-with-ustilago-vetiveriae-tz1
#18
Thiemo Zambanini, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Elena Geiser, Dorothee Merker, Sarah Schleese, Judith Krabbe, Joerg M Buescher, Guido Meurer, Nick Wierckx, Lars M Blank
BACKGROUND: The family of Ustilaginaceae is known for their capability to naturally produce industrially valuable chemicals from different carbon sources. Recently, several Ustilaginaceae were reported to produce organic acids from glycerol, which is the main side stream in biodiesel production. RESULTS: In this study, we present Ustilago vetiveriae as new production organism for itaconate synthesis from glycerol. In a screening of 126 Ustilaginaceae, this organism reached one of the highest titers for itaconate combined with a high-glycerol uptake rate...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533681/synergistic-bactericidal-activity-of-chlorhexidine-loaded-silver-decorated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
#19
Meng-Meng Lu, Qiu-Jing Wang, Zhi-Min Chang, Zheng Wang, Xiao Zheng, Dan Shao, Wen-Fei Dong, Yan-Min Zhou
Combination of chlorhexidine (CHX) and silver ions could engender synergistic bactericidal effect and improve the bactericidal efficacy. It is highly desired to develop an efficient carrier for the antiseptics codelivery targeting infection foci with acidic microenvironment. In this work, monodisperse mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) nanospheres were successfully developed as an ideal carrier for CHX and nanosilver codelivery through a facile and environmentally friendly method. The CHX-loaded, silver-decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Ag-MSNs@CHX) exhibited a pH-responsive release manner of CHX and silver ions simultaneously, leading to synergistically antibacterial effect against both gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative Escherichia coli...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533674/impact-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-control-through-tailored-proton-pump-inhibition-therapy-or-fundoplication-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#20
Francisco Baldaque-Silva, Michael Vieth, Mumen Debel, Bengt Håkanson, Anders Thorell, Nuno Lunet, Huan Song, Miguel Mascarenhas-Saraiva, Gisela Pereira, Lars Lundell, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall
AIM: To determine the impact of upwards titration of proton pump inhibition (PPI) on acid reflux, symptom scores and histology, compared to clinically successful fundoplication. METHODS: Two cohorts of long-segment Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients were studied. In group 1 (n = 24), increasing doses of PPI were administered in 8-wk intervals until acid reflux normalization. At each assessment, ambulatory 24 h pH recording, endoscopy with biopsies and symptom scoring (by a gastroesophageal reflux disease health related quality of life questionnaire, GERD/HRLQ) were performed...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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