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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945050/decreased-nitric-oxide-serum-level-after-pituitary-adenoma-resection
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Daniel Babula, Anna Horecka, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Joanna Kocot, Jacek Kurzepa
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by the conversion of Arginine (Arg) into the NO and Citrulline (Cit). Although the NO is involved into the pathogenesis of several physiological and pathological processes, the role of NO in pituitary adenomas (PA) progres-sion is not determined. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between NO and PA as well as the effect of tumor resection on NO metabolites level in serum. METHODS: The study group consisted of 21 patients with PA, 18 patients with macroade-nomas and 3 with microadenomas...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943869/enhancing-nitrate-removal-from-freshwater-pond-by-regulating-carbon-nitrogen-ratio
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Rong Chen, Min Deng, Xugang He, Jie Hou
Nitrogen accumulation is a serious environmental problem in freshwater ponds, which can lead to massive death of fish and shrimps as well as the eutrophication. The removal of nitrate by regulating the carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. The nitrate removal system comprised 530-mL medium containing 5 mg/L [Formula: see text]-N and 0-66.6 mg/L COD (i.e., C/N ratio of 0-13.3) and 20 g ponds sediments. When the C/N ratio was higher than 8, the nitrate removal efficiency nearly reached 100% during the incubation period and the accumulation of nitrite was negligible...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942534/cholinergic-system-and-oxidative-stress-changes-in-the-brain-of-a-zebrafish-model-chronically-exposed-to-ethanol
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Jotele Fontana Agostini, Helena Cristina Zuehl Dal Toé, Karine Medeiros Vieira, Samira Leila Baldin, Naithan Ludian Fernandes Costa, Carolina Uribe Cruz, Larisse Longo, Marcel Marcos Machado, Themis Reverbel da Silveira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck, Eduardo Pacheco Rico
Ethanol is a widely used drug, and excess or even moderate consumption of ethanol is associated with changes in several neurotransmitter systems, including the cholinergic system. The incidence of alcoholic dementia and its insults are well supported by multiple studies, although the mechanisms of neurotoxicity are still poorly understood. Considering that zebrafish have a complete central nervous system (CNS) and that several signaling systems have already been identified in zebrafish, this neurotoxicological model has become useful...
September 23, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942508/role-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-sleep-deprived-rats
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Sajad Jeddi, Asghar Ghasemi, Alireza Asgari, Amir Nezami-Asl
INTRODUCTION: REM sleep deprivation (SD) decreases tolerance of the rat heart to ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury; the underlying mechanisms, however, are unknown. This study aimed at determining whether changes in iNOS, Bax, and Bcl-2 gene expression are involved in this detrimental effect. METHOD: SD was induced by flowerpot technique for a period of 4 days. This method is simple and able to induce sleep fragmentation which occurs as one of the sleep disorder symptoms in clinical conditions...
September 23, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942280/nitrate-induces-a-type-1-diabetic-profile-in-alligator-hatchlings
#5
Thea M Edwards, Heather J Hamlin, Haley Freymiller, Stephen Green, Jenna Thurman, Louis J Guillette
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 300 children by age 18. T1D is caused by inflammation-induced loss of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, leading to high blood glucose and a host of downstream complications. Although multiple genes are associated with T1D risk, only 5% of genetically susceptible individuals actually develop clinical disease. Moreover, a growing number of T1D cases occur in geographic clusters and among children with low risk genotypes. These observations suggest that environmental factors contribute to T1D etiology...
September 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942251/source-profiles-and-contributions-of-biofuel-combustion-for-pm2-5-pm10-and-their-compositions-in-a-city-influenced-by-biofuel-stoves
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Ying-Ze Tian, Jia-Bao Chen, Lin-Lin Zhang, Xin Du, Jin-Jin Wei, Hui Fan, Jiao Xu, Hai-Ting Wang, Liao Guan, Guo-Liang Shi, Yin-Chang Feng
Source and ambient samples were collected in a city in China that uses considerable biofuel, to assess influence of biofuel combustion and other sources on particulate matter (PM). Profiles and size distribution of biofuel combustion were investigated. Higher levels in source profiles, a significant increase in heavy-biomass ambient and stronger correlations of K(+), Cl(-), OC and EC suggest that they can be tracers of biofuel combustion. And char-EC/soot-EC (8.5 for PM2.5 and 15.8 for PM10 of source samples) can also be used to distinguish it...
September 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942138/ethnopharmacological-approaches-to-kidney-disease-prospecting-an-indigenous-species-from-brazilian-pantanal
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Cleide Adriane Signor Tirloni, Rhanany Alan Calloi Palozi, Thainá de Almeida Tomazetto, Paulo César de Paula Vasconcelos, Roosevelt Isaias Carvalho Souza, Ariany Carvalho Dos Santos, Valter Paes de Almeida, Jane Manfron Budel, Lauro Mera de Souza, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Although Luehea divaricata Mart. (Malvaceae) is popularly used by the population of the Brazilian Pantanal for the treatment of different types of kidney diseases, no study has been carried out to prove this ethnobotanical indication. AIM: To investigate the possible cardiorenal effects of an herbal preparation obtained from L. divaricata leaves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, to provide quality control standards, a detailed morphological and microchemical characterization of L...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941934/effects-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-the-response-to-extremity-cooling-and-endothelial-function-in-individuals-with-cold-sensitivity-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-randomised-control-trial
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Clare M Eglin, Joseph T Costello, Stephen J Bailey, Mark Gilchrist, Heather Massey, Anthony I Shepherd
Individuals with cold sensitivity have low peripheral skin blood flow and skin temperature possibly due to reduced nitric oxide (NO•) bioavailability. Beetroot has a high concentration of inorganic nitrate and may increase NO-mediated vasodilation. Using a placebo-controlled, double blind, randomised, crossover design, this study tested the hypotheses that acute beetroot supplementation would increase the rate of cutaneous rewarming following a local cold challenge and augment endothelium-dependent vasodilation in cold sensitive individuals...
September 20, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941700/effect-of-nitrate-and-nitrite-on-listeria-and-selected-spoilage-bacteria-inoculated-in-dry-cured-ham
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Xavier F Hospital, Eva Hierro, Jacint Arnau, José Carballo, Juan S Aguirre, Marta Gratacós-Cubarsí, Manuela Fernández
The effect of nitrate and the combination of nitrate/nitrite on Listeria innocua (as surrogate of Listeria monocytogenes). And two selected spoilage microorganisms (Proteus vulgaris and Serratia liquefaciens) was studied in dry-cured ham. Hams were manufactured with different concentrations of curing agents: KNO3 (600 and 150mg/kg) alone or in combination with NaNO2 (600 and 150mg/kg). The addition of 500mg/kg of sodium ascorbate was also evaluated in a batch with 600mg/kg of nitrate and nitrite. The target microorganisms were inoculated by injection in semimembranosus, biceps femoris and in the shank, prior to curing...
November 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940596/the-prescription-of-antiplatelet-medication-in-a-very-elderly-population-an-observational-study-in-15%C3%A2-141-ambulatory-subjects
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Patrick Manckoundia, Jean-Baptiste Buzens, Rachid Mahmoudi, Philippe d'Athis, Isabelle Martin, Caroline Laborde, Didier Menu, Alain Putot
OBJECTIVE: Despite the frequent use of antiplatelet medication (AM) in the elderly patients, very few studies have investigated its prescription. We describe AM prescription through retrospective study in ambulatory elderly patients. METHOD: All subjects aged over 80 years with a medical prescription delivered in March 2015 and affiliated to the Mutualité Sociale Agricole de Bourgogne. Subjects with prescriptions for AM were compared with those without. RESULTS: A total of 15 141 ambulatory elderly patients (83-89 years, 61...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940131/nitrogen-nutrition-in-cotton-and-control-strategies-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-a-review
#11
Aziz Khan, Daniel Kean Yuen Tan, Fazal Munsif, Muhammad Zahir Afridi, Farooq Shah, Fan Wei, Shah Fahad, Ruiyang Zhou
Cotton (Gossypium hirustum L.) is grown globally as a major source of natural fiber. Nitrogen (N) management is cumbersome in cotton production systems; it has more impacts on yield, maturity, and lint quality of a cotton crop than other primary plant nutrient. Application and production of N fertilizers consume large amounts of energy, and excess application can cause environmental concerns, i.e., nitrate in ground water, and the production of nitrous oxide a highly potent greenhouse gas (GHG) to the atmosphere, which is a global concern...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940044/natural-and-anthropogenic-factors-affecting-the-shallow-groundwater-quality-in-a-typical-irrigation-area-with-reclaimed-water-north-china-plain
#12
Xiaomin Gu, Yong Xiao, Shiyang Yin, Xingyao Pan, Yong Niu, Jingli Shao, Yali Cui, Qiulan Zhang, Qichen Hao
In this study, the hydrochemical characteristics of shallow groundwater were analyzed to get insight into the factors affecting groundwater quality in a typical agricultural dominated area of the North China Plain. Forty-four shallow groundwater samples were collected for chemical analysis. The water type changes from Ca·Na-HCO3 type in grass land to Ca·Na-Cl (+NO3) type and Na (Ca)-Cl (+NO3+SO4) type in construction and facility agricultural land, indicating the influence of human activities. The factor analysis and geostatistical analysis revealed that the two major factors contributing to the groundwater hydrochemical compositions were the water-rock interaction and contamination from sewage discharge and agricultural fertilizers...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939832/inherent-humic-substance-promotes-microbial-denitrification-of-landfill-leachate-via-shifting-bacterial-community-improving-enzyme-activity-and-up-regulating-gene
#13
Shanshan Dong, Mu Li, Yinguang Chen
Microbial denitrification is the main pathway for nitrogen removal of landfill leachate. Although humic substances (HSs) have been reported in landfill leachate, the effects of HS on denitrification process of activated sludge for leachate treatment are still unknown. In this study, we adopted SAHA as the model HS to study the effects of HS on the denitrification of landfill leachate. After long-term operation at 10 mg/L of Shanghai Aladdin Humic Acid (SAHA), the final nitrate concentration and nitrite accumulation were much lower than the control (5...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939761/rapid-secure-drug-testing-using-fingerprint-development-and-paper-spray-mass-sspectrometry
#14
Catia Costa, Roger Webb, Vladimir Palitsin, Mahado Ismail, Marcel de Puit, Samuel Atkinson, Melanie J Bailey
BACKGROUND: Paper spray mass spectrometry(6) is a technique that has recently emerged and has shown excellent analytical sensitivity to a number of drugs in blood. As an alternative to blood, fingerprints have been shown to provide a noninvasive and traceable sampling matrix. Our goal was to validate the use of fingerprint samples to detect cocaine use. METHODS: Samples were collected on triangular pieces (168 mm(2)) of washed Whatman Grade I chromatography paper...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938213/combination-of-aquifer-thermal-energy-storage-and-enhanced-bioremediation-biological-and-chemical-clogging
#15
Zhuobiao Ni, Pauline van Gaans, Huub Rijnaarts, Tim Grotenhuis
Interest in the combination concept of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) and enhanced bioremediation has recently risen due to the demand for both renewable energy technology and sustainable groundwater management in urban areas. However, the impact of enhanced bioremediation on ATES is not yet clear. Of main concern is the potential for biological clogging which might be enhanced and hamper the proper functioning of ATES. On the other hand, more reduced conditions in the subsurface by enhanced bioremediation might lower the chance of chemical clogging, which is normally caused by Fe(III) precipitate...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938208/effects-of-process-operating-conditions-on-the-autotrophic-denitrification-of-nitrate-contaminated-groundwater-using-bioelectrochemical-systems
#16
D Cecconet, M Devecseri, A Callegari, A G Capodaglio
Nitrates have been detected in groundwater worldwide, and their presence can lead to serious groundwater use limitations, especially because of potential health problems. Amongst different options for their removal, bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) have achieved promising results; in particular, attention has raised on BES-driven autotrophic denitrification processes. In this work, the performance of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) for groundwater autotrophic denitrification, is assessed in different conditions of nitrate load, hydraulic retention time (HRT) and process configuration...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938201/achieving-enhanced-denitrification-via-hydrocyclone-treatment-on-mixed-liquor-recirculation-in-the-anoxic-aerobic-process
#17
Yi Liu, Hualin Wang, Yinxiang Xu, Qingsong Tu, Xiurong Chen
This work presents the novel application of hydrocyclones for mixed liquor recirculation (MLR) treatment in the anoxic/aerobic (A/O) process to enhance the denitrification process. An exhaustive investigation on treated activated sludge and A/O effluents was conducted in batch and continuous operation tests. The median diameter of the sludge flocs was decreased from 78.82 μm to 15.77-23.31 μm, and the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) desorption was observed, thus leading to the release of the soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD)...
September 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936604/production-partial-optimization-and-characterization-of-keratinase-enzyme-by-arthrobacter-sp-nfh5-isolated-from-soil-samples
#18
Nirmal Chandra Barman, Fatema Tuj Zohora, Keshob Chandra Das, Md Golam Mowla, Nilufa Akhter Banu, Md Salimullah, Abu Hashem
The study was conducted to select the best promising keratinolytic bacterial strain. A good keratinase positive bacterium isolated from the soil samples of Hazaribagh tannery industrial zone, Dhaka was identified as Arthrobacter genus depending on the conventional techniques and confirmed as Arthrobacter sp. by sequencing 16S rRNA gene. The medium components and culture conditions were optimized to enhance keratinase production through shake flask culture. Keratin and feather powder (10 g/l or 1%) were good substrates for the highest keratinase production along with yeast extract (0...
September 21, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936578/nitrates-and-phosphates-in-cave-waters-of-krak%C3%A3-w-cz%C3%A4-stochowa-upland-southern-poland
#19
Jacek Różkowski, Kazimierz Różkowski, Oimahmad Rahmonov, Hanna Rubin
The paper presents the varied presence of nitrates and phosphates in water from caves located in Częstochowa and Kraków, in urban, strongly anthropogenic conditions, representing the vadose zone of the fissure-karstic-porous massif of Upper Jurassic limestones. Hydrochemical research was carried out by the authors in the Cave on the Stone in Częstochowa in 2012-2015, in caves of the Zakrzówek horst from 1996 to 2002, and in the Dragon's Cave by the research team of J. Motyka in 1995-1998. A number of NO3 and PO4 measurements were performed in waters sampled at these research sites: 20 measurements each of NO3 and PO4 at the Cave on the Stone, 228 of NO3 and 422 of PO4 at Zakrzówek, and 19 each of NO3 and PO4 at the Dragon's Cave...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936575/coupled-effects-of-mulching-and-nitrogen-fertilization-on-crop-yield-residual-soil-nitrate-and-water-use-efficiency-of-summer-maize-in-the-chinese-loess-plateau
#20
Zhanjun Liu, Yan Meng, Miao Cai, Jianbin Zhou
Appropriate water-saving and nitrogen management strategies are critical for achieving sustainable agricultural development in dry sub-humid areas of the Chinese Loess Plateau. The present study was conducted in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2012 based on a long-term field experiment and aimed to investigate the coupled impacts of mulching and N fertilization on maize yield, water use efficiency (WUE), and residual soil nitrate (RSN) accumulated in the soil profile (0-200 cm). The results demonstrated that mulch is conducive to increasing summer maize yield...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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