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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213255/amperometric-flow-injection-analysis-of-glucose-using-immobilized-glucose-oxidase-on-nano-composite-carbon-nanotubes-platinum-nanoparticles-carbon-paste-electrode
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Maliwan Amatatongchai, Wongduan Sroysee, Sanoe Chairam, Duangjai Nacapricha
We report a novel amperometric glucose biosensor based on glucose oxidase (GOx) immobilized on a carbon nanotube (CNTs)-poly(diallyldimethyl-ammonium chloride) (PDDA)-platinum nanoparticle (PtNPs) modified carbon-paste electrode (CNTs-PDDA-PtNPs/CPE). The CNTs-PDDA-PtNPs composite materials were characterized by TEM and electrochemical techniques. Cyclic voltammetric results reveal direct electron transfer of the immobilized GOx, indicated by two quasi-reversible redox peaks at a potential of 0.37V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in phosphate buffered solution (PBS) (0...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199340/crystal-structure-and-structure-based-mutagenesis-of-actin-specific-adp-ribosylating-toxin-cpile-a-as-novel-enterotoxin
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Waraphan Toniti, Toru Yoshida, Toshiharu Tsurumura, Daisuke Irikura, Chie Monma, Yoichi Kamata, Hideaki Tsuge
Unusual outbreaks of food poisoning in Japan were reported in which Clostridium perfringens was strongly suspected to be the cause based on epidemiological information and fingerprinting of isolates. The isolated strains lack the typical C. perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) but secrete a new enterotoxin consisting of two components: C. perfringens iota-like enterotoxin-a (CPILE-a), which acts as an enzymatic ADP-ribosyltransferase, and CPILE-b, a membrane binding component. Here we present the crystal structures of apo-CPILE-a, NAD+-CPILE-a and NADH-CPILE-a...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198541/adenovirus-type-4-respiratory-infections-with-a-concurrent-outbreak-of-coxsackievirus-a21-among-united-states-army-basic-trainees-a-retrospective-viral-etiology-study-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Jun Hang, Todd J Vento, Erica A Norby, Richard G Jarman, Paul B Keiser, Robert A Kuschner, Leonard N Binn
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses (HAdV), in particular types 4 and 7, frequently cause acute respiratory disease (ARD) during basic military training. HAdV4 and HAdV7 vaccines reduced the ARD risk in US military. It is important to identify other respiratory pathogens and assess their potential impact on military readiness. METHODS: In 2002, during a period when the HAdV vaccines were not available, throat swabs were taken from trainees (n = 184) with respiratory infections at Fort Jackson, South Carolina...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196696/patients-hospitalized-abroad-as-importers-of-multiresistant-bacteria-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tamim Khawaja, Juha Kirveskari, Sara Johansson, Juuso Väisänen, Aurora Djupsjöbacka, Annika Nevalainen, Anu Kantele
OBJECTIVES: The pandemic spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria poses a threat to healthcare worldwide, with highest prevalence in indigent regions of the (sub)tropics. As hospitalization constitutes a major risk factor for colonization, infection control management in low-prevalence countries urgently needs background data on patients hospitalized abroad. METHODS: We collected data on 1122 patients who, after hospitalization abroad, were treated at the Helsinki University Hospital between 2010 and 2013...
February 11, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193196/rapid-eradication-of-colon-carcinoma-by-clostridium-perfringens-enterotoxin-suicidal-gene-therapy
#5
Jessica Pahle, Lutz Menzel, Nicole Niesler, Dennis Kobelt, Jutta Aumann, Maria Rivera, Wolfgang Walther
BACKGROUND: Bacterial toxins have evolved to an effective therapeutic option for cancer therapy. The Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) is a pore-forming toxin with selective cytotoxicity. The transmembrane tight junction proteins claudin-3 and -4 are known high affinity CPE receptors. Their expression is highly upregulated in human cancers, including breast, ovarian and colon carcinoma. CPE binding to claudins triggers membrane pore complex formation, which leads to rapid cell death...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189110/amplified-electrochemical-sensor-employing-cuo-swcnts-and-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-hexafluorophosphate-for-selective-analysis-of-sulfisoxazole-in-the-presence-of-folic-acid
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Hassan Karimi-Maleh, Fatemeh Amini, Ahmad Akbari, Moein Shojaei
In the present work, CuO nanoparticle decorated on single wall carbon nanotubes (CuO/SWCNTs) nanocomposite was successfully synthesized by chemical precipitation method and used for modification of carbon paste electrode (CPE) in the presence of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (1-B-3-MIHFP) liquid as binder. The novel voltammetric sensor was used as first electrochemical sensor for determination of sulfisoxazole (SFX). CuO/SWCNTs nanocomposite characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) methods...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183644/facile-preparation-of-poly-methylene-blue-modified-carbon-paste-electrode-for-the-detection-and-quantification-of-catechin
#7
G Manasa, Ronald J Mascarenhas, Ashis K Satpati, Ozma J D'Souza, A Dhason
Free radicals are formed as byproducts of metabolism, and are highly unstable due to the presence of unpaired electrons. They readily react with other important cellular components such as DNA causing them damage. Antioxidants such as (+)-catechin (CAT), neutralize free radicals in the blood stream. Hence there is a need for detection and quantification of catechin concentration in various food sources and beverages. Electro-oxidative properties of catechin were investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV)...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173977/identification-of-a-candidate-standard-strain-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-for-vaccine-quality-control-in-china-using-a-cross-neutralization-assay
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Zheng Jia, Xiaohong Wu, Ling Wang, Xiuling Li, Xinxian Dai, Mifang Liang, Shouchun Cao, Yan Kong, Jingjing Liu, Yuhua Li, Junzhi Wang
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is caused by a phlebovirus of the Bunyaviridae family, which is designated as SFTS virus (SFTSV). To our knowledge, no efficient SFTSV vaccine exists. Here, we report the identification of a standard virus strain for the eight major SFTSV strains circulating in China for use in evaluating the SFTSV vaccine. Rabbits were immunized with the SFTSV strains and the cross-neutralization capacities of SFTSV anti-sera were determined in microculture cytopathic effect (CPE)-inhibition assays...
February 4, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169136/in-vitro-wear-of-ultrahigh-molecular-weight-polyethylene-and-vitamin-e-blended-highly-cross-linked-polyethylene-in-linked-semiconstrained-total-elbow-replacement-prostheses
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Oludele O Popoola, Brian L Kincaid, Kimberly Mimnaugh, Mark Marqueling
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to develop a clinically relevant in vitro elbow wear test and to compare the polyethylene wear of 2 total elbow replacement prostheses, one that uses conventional gamma-irradiated polyethylene (CPE) and one that uses vitamin E blended and cross-linked polyethylene (VE-HXPE) bushings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test protocol applied 0° to 85° flexion-extension motions and imposed a constant 4.5° varus malalignment of the ulnar relative to the humeral implant under a variable joint load profile at a frequency of 1 Hz...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168614/tio2-based-nanomaterials-for-gas-sensing-influence-of-anatase-and-rutile-contributions
#10
K Zakrzewska, M Radecka
The paper deals with application of three nanomaterial systems: undoped TiO2, chromium-doped TiO2:Cr and TiO2-SnO2 synthesized by flame spray synthesis (FSS) technique for hydrogen sensing. The emphasis is put on the role of anatase and rutile polymorphic forms of TiO2 in enhancing sensitivity towards reducing gases. Anatase-to-rutile transformation is achieved by annealing of undoped TiO2 in air at 700 °C, specific Cr doping and modification with SnO2. Undoped TiO2 and TiO2-SnO2 exhibit n-type behaviour and while TiO2: 5 at...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165392/sphingosine-kinase-1-involves-the-inhibitory-action-of-hif-1%C3%AE-by-chlorogenic-acid-in-hypoxic-du145-cells
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Myoung-Sun Lee, Seon-Ok Lee, Kyu-Ri Kim, Hyo-Jeong Lee
Hypoxia enhances cancer development in a solid tumor. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 α (HIF-1α) is a transcription factor that is dominantly expressed under hypoxia in solid tumor cells and is a key factor that regulates tumor. HIF-1α regulates several target genes involved in many aspects of cancer progression, including angiogenesis, metastasis, anti-apoptosis and cell proliferation as well as imparts resistance to cancer treatment. In this study, we assessed Crataegus Pinnatifida Bunge var. typical Schneider ethanol extract (CPE) for its anti-cancer effects in hypoxia-induced DU145 human prostate cancer cell line...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164158/quasi-solid-state-rechargeable-na-co2-batteries-with-reduced-graphene-oxide-na-anodes
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Xiaofei Hu, Zifan Li, Yaran Zhao, Jianchao Sun, Qing Zhao, Jianbin Wang, Zhanliang Tao, Jun Chen
Na-CO2 batteries using earth-abundant Na and greenhouse gas CO2 are promising tools for mobile and stationary energy storage, but they still pose safety risks from leakage of liquid electrolyte and instability of the Na metal anode. These issues result in extremely harsh operating conditions of Na-CO2 batteries and increase the difficulty of scaling up this technology. We report the development of quasi-solid state Na-CO2 batteries with high safety using composite polymer electrolyte (CPE) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) Na anodes...
February 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161293/molecular-epidemiology-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-primary-care-hospital-in-japan-2010-2013
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Yuki Ohno, Akihiro Nakamura, Eriko Hashimoto, Hiroko Matsutani, Noriyuki Abe, Saori Fukuda, Kohno Hisashi, Masaru Komatsu, Fumihiko Nakamura
Recently, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been spreading worldwide and have become a threat in healthcare systems. We investigated the isolation frequency and molecular epidemiological characteristics of CPE isolated from clinical samples collected at a primary care hospital over the four years of 2010-2013 in Japan. CPE were detected in 17 (0.34%) of 4875 isolates by the broth microdilution method, sodium mercaptoacetate inhibition test, and modified Hodge test using meropenem disks. The frequency of CPE isolates was 0...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158310/retrospective-and-prospective-evaluation-of-the-carbapenem-inactivation-method-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Lauraine Gauthier, Remy A Bonnin, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for accurate and rapid diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase producing enterobacteria (CPE). Here, we have evaluated the Carbapenem Inactivation Method (CIM) test to detect CPEs from cultured colonies. METHODS: A total of 256 enterobacterial isolates were used to evaluate the performance of the CIM in comparison to Carba NP test and molecular detection used a reference method. Ninety three well-characterized isolates (including 29 non-CPE and 63 CPEs of worldwide origin) with decreased susceptibility to at least one carbapenem were used to (i) evaluate the efficacy of CIM test and (ii) to compare it to the Carba NP test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153298/sensitive-simultaneous-determination-of-chrysin-and-baicalein-based-on-ta2o5-chitosan-composite-modified-carbon-paste-electrode
#15
Zhengkun Xie, Gaiping Li, Yamin Fu, Mengjiao Sun, Baoxian Ye
Chrysin and baicalein are the major flavonoids found in oroxylum indicum, an essential herb in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Owing to their similar characteristics and physiochemical property, it is a great challenge to detect both of them simultaneously. In this work, tantalum oxide (Ta2O5) particles and chitosan modified carbon paste electrode (Ta2O5-CTS-CPE) was prepared and characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectrum(EIS)...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134064/utilization-of-functional-exercises-to-build-regional-emergency-preparedness-among-rural-health-organizations-in-the-us
#16
Jannah M Obaid, Ginger Bailey, Heidi Wheeler, Laura Meyers, Sharon J Medcalf, Keith F Hansen, Kristine K Sanger, John J Lowe
Rural communities face barriers to disaster preparedness and considerable risk of disasters. Emergency preparedness among rural communities has improved with funding from federal programs and implementation of a National Incident Management System. The objective of this project was to design and implement disaster exercises to test decision making by rural response partners to improve regional planning, collaboration, and readiness. Six functional exercises were developed and conducted among three rural Nebraska (USA) regions by the Center for Preparedness Education (CPE) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska USA)...
January 30, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131671/comparison-of-two-rapid-biochemical-tests-and-four-chromogenic-selective-media-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria
#17
Vladimira Hinić, Ivo Amrein, Sabrina Stammler, Judith Heckendorn, Dominik Meinel, Reno Frei, Adrian Egli
We evaluated RAPIDEC® CARBA NP, Neo-Rapid CARB, chromID® CARBA SMART (CARB/OXA), Brilliance™ CRE/ESBL, ChromArt CRE and BBL™ CHROMagar™ CPE for the detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria. The analytical sensitivity of RAPIDEC® CARBA NP was better than that of Neo-Rapid CARB. A combination of carbapenemase and ESBL screening plates could be advantageous.
January 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129906/prospecting-nanomaterials-in-aqueous-environments-by-cloud-point-extraction-coupled-with-transmission-electron-microscopy
#18
Yu Yang, Robert Reed, Jared Schoepf, Kiril Hristovski, Pierre Herckes, Paul Westerhoff
Increasing application of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in industry and consumer products inevitably lead to their release into and impact on aquatic environments. To characterize the NMs efficiently in surface water, a fast and simple method is needed to separate and concentrate nanomaterials from the aqueous matrix without altering their shape and size. Applying cloud-point extraction (CPE) using the surfactant Triton 114 to an array of NMs (titanium dioxide, gold, silver, and silicon dioxide) with different sizes or capping agents in nanopure water resulted in extraction efficiency of 83%-107%...
January 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119097/aurantiamide-acetate-from-baphicacanthus-cusia-root-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-viral-effects-via-inhibition-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-influenza-a-virus-infected-cells
#19
Beixian Zhou, Zifeng Yang, Qitong Feng, Xiaoli Liang, Jing Li, Mark Zanin, Zhihong Jiang, Nanshan Zhong
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Baphicacanthus cusia root also names "Nan Ban Lan Gen" has been traditionally used to prevent and treat influenza A virus infections. Here, we identified a peptide derivative, aurantiamide acetate (compound E17), as an active compound in extracts of B. cusia root. Although studies have shown that aurantiamide acetate possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the effects and mechanism by which it functions as an anti-viral or as an anti-inflammatory during influenza virus infection are poorly defined...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117942/the-effect-of-simulated-inflammatory-conditions-and-fenton-chemistry-on-the-electrochemistry-of-cocrmo-alloy
#20
Yangping Liu, Jeremy L Gilbert
Inflamed conditions may develop in total joint replacement applications and may impact on the corrosion of metallic biomaterials like CoCrMo alloy. The influence of simulated inflammatory (SI) conditions on the corrosion behavior of CoCrMo alloy was investigated. A range of SI solutions, based on phosphate buffered saline with H2 O2 , HCl, and Fe(3+) additions, were investigated. Open circuit potential (OCP), corrosion currents and impedance of the oxide film surface were all significantly (p < 0.05) affected by increases in H2 O2 concentration and decrease of pH...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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