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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214348/organo-protective-and-antioxidant-properties-of-leaf-extracts-of-syzygium-guineense-var-macrocarpum-against-ferric-nitriloacetate-induced-stress-of-wistar-rats
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Francine Tankeu Nzufo, Constant Anatole Pieme, Jacques Romain Njimou, Prosper Cabral Biapa Nya, Bruno Moukette Moukette, Bravi Marco, Chianese Angelo, Ngogang Jeanne Yonkeu
Background The present study focused on the antioxidant, phenolic profile and free radical scavenging-mediated protective effect of leaves extracts of Syzygium guineense var. macrocarpum against ferric nitriloacetate-induced stress in the liver, heart, kidney and brain tissues of Wistar rats homogenates. Methods Spectrophotometric standardized methods were used to determine the free radical scavenging potential, antioxidant and protective properties of plant extracts on rat homogenates. Results All the extracts showed a concentration-dependent free radical quenching potential, and the ability to protect all the tested organs by inhibiting the lipid peroxidation and potentiating or restoring the activity of enzymatic and non enzymatic markers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214134/intensification-of-heterogeneously-catalyzed-suzuki-miyaura-cross-coupling-reaction-using-ultrasound-understanding-effect-of-operating-parameters
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Sonam V Sancheti, Parag R Gogate
Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction is a significant reaction for obtaining industrially important products. The current research work deals with intensification of reaction of 4-bromoanisole and phenylboronic acid catalyzed with 5wt% Pd/C (5% by weight Pd supported on C available as commercial catalyst) using ultrasound and more importantly, without use of any additional phase transfer catalyst. Heterogeneous catalyst has been selected in the present work so as to harness the benefits of easy separation and the possible limitations of heterogeneous operation are minimized by introducing ultrasonic irradiations...
January 27, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213662/desulfobulbus-aggregans-sp-nov-a-novel-sulfate-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-marine-sediment-from-the-gulf-of-gabes
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Hanen Kharrat, Fatma Karray, Manon Bartoli, Wajdi Ben Hnia, Najla Mhiri, Marie-Laure Fardeau, Feten Bennour, Lotfi Kamoun, Didier Alazard, Sami Sayadi
Three sulfate-reducing bacterial strains designated SM40(T), SM41, and SM43 were isolated from marine sediment in the region of Skhira located in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia). These strains grew in anaerobic media with phosphogypsum as a sulfate source and sodium lactate as an electron and carbon source. One of them, strain SM40(T), was characterized by phenotypic and phylogenetic methods. Cells were ovoid, Gram-stain-negative and non-motile. The temperature limits for growth were 10 and 55 °C with an optimum at 35 °C and the pH range was 6...
February 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213310/feasibility-and-energetic-evaluation-of-air-stripping-for-bioethanol-production
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Sandra Schläfle, Thomas Senn, Peter Gschwind, Reinhard Kohlus
Stripping of mashes with air as stripping gas and low ethanol contents between 3 and 5wt% was investigated in terms of its suitability for continuous bioethanol production. Experiments in a Blenke cascade system were carried out and the results were compared with values obtained from theoretical vapour-liquid-equilibrium calculations. The whole stripping process was energetically evaluated by a simulation in ChemCAD and compared to conventional distillation. Therefore several parameters such as temperature, air volume flow and initial ethanol load of the mash were varied...
February 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213273/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-alcoholic-fatty-liver-by-enhancing-sirtuin-1-mediated-autophagy
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Hong-Ik Cho, Min-Jong Seo, Sun-Mee Lee
Alcoholic fatty liver (AFL) is susceptible to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, responding with inflammation and extensive hepatocellular damage. Autophagy maintains cellular homeostasis and regulates inflammation and lipid metabolism. 2-Methoxyestradiol (2-ME2), an endogenous metabolite of estradiol, exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study examined the cytoprotective mechanisms of 2-ME2 on hepatic I/R in AFL, focusing on autophagy signaling. C57BL/6 mice were fed an ethanol diet (ED) to induce AFL, or a control diet (CD) for 6 weeks, and then subjected to 60 min of ischemia and 5 h of reperfusion...
February 14, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213240/sensitive-and-precise-monitoring-of-phosphatidylethanol-in-human-blood-as-a-biomarker-for-alcohol-intake-by-ultrasound-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-combined-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Siming Wang, Ruiyue Yang, Fusui Ji, Hongxia Li, Jun Dong, Wenxiang Chen
Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is a special phospholipid that is only formed in the presence of ethanol, and therefore, serves as a promising biomarker for alcohol intake. In this study, a simple, rapid and precise method based on LC-MS/MS combined with ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction was developed and validated for the measurements of PEth (16:0/18:1, 16:0/18:2, 16:0/16:0, and 18:1/18:1) in human blood. The influences of several variables for sample extraction and MS detection were carefully investigated...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213218/dynamic-flow-through-approach-to-evaluate-readily-bioaccessible-antioxidants-in-solid-food-samples
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Miguel A Maia, Tânia R P Soares, Ana I P Mota, María Rosende, Luís M Magalhães, Manuel Miró, Marcela A Segundo
Release of bioactive compounds from food matrices is regarded as the first step towards their human bioavailability. The objective of this work was the implementation of an affordable and robust flow-through device for expedient dynamic leaching experiments aiming at the assessment of readily bioaccessible antioxidant compounds in solid food commodities. A simple configuration is proposed using commercially available devices containing regenerated cellulose filters placed in polypropylene holders to entrap the solid sample, featuring a disposable, single use extraction chamber...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213142/extraction-preparation-and-application-of-pigments-from-cordyline-fruticosa-and-hylocereus-polyrhizus-as-sensitizers-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
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Mahmoud A M Al-Alwani, Norasikin A Ludin, Abu Bakar Mohamad, Abd Amir H Kadhum, Kamaruzzaman Sopian
Current study employs mixture of chlorophyll-anthocyanin dye extracted from leaves of Cordyline fruticosa as new sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSCs), as well as betalains dye obtained from fruit of Hylocereus polyrhizus. Among ten pigments solvents, the ethanol and methanol extracts revealed higher absorption spectra of pigments extracted from C. fruticosa and H. polyrhizus respectively. A major effect of temperature increase was studied to increase the extraction yield. The results indicated that extraction temperature between 70 and 80°C exhibited a high dye concentration of each plant than other temperatures...
February 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213109/screening-of-plants-used-in-the-european-traditional-medicine-to-treat-memory-disorders-for-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-and-anti-amyloidogenic-activity
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Eva S Lobbens, Karina J Vissing, Lene Jorgensen, Marco van de Weert, Anna K Jäger
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants used in the traditional medicine of Europe to treat memory dysfunction and/or to enhance memory were investigated for activity against the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate 35 ethanolic extracts of plants, selected using an ethnopharmacological approach, for anti-amyloidogenic activity as well as an ability to inhibit the enzymatic activity of acetylcholinesterase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-amyloidogenic activity of the extracts against amyloid beta was investigated by Thioflavin T fibrillation assays and the ability to inhibit the enzymatic activity of acetylcholinesterase was evaluated monitoring the hydrolysis of acetylthiocholine RESULTS: Under the experimental conditions investigated, extracts of two plants, Carum carvi and Olea sylvestris, inhibited amyloid beta fibrillation considerably, eight plant extracts inhibited amyloid beta fibrillation to some extent, 16 plant extracts had no effect on amyloid beta fibrillation and nine extracts accelerated fibrillation of amyloid beta...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212464/oxytocin-reduces-ethanol-self-administration-in-mice
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Courtney E King, William C Griffin, Lauryn N Luderman, Malcolm M Kates, Jacqueline F McGinty, Howard C Becker
BACKGROUND: Excessive ethanol consumption remains an important health concern and effective treatments are lacking. The central oxytocin system has emerged as a potentially important therapeutic target for alcohol and drug addiction. These studies tested the hypothesis that oxytocin reduces ethanol consumption. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were given access to ethanol (20% v/v) using a model of binge-like drinking ("drinking-in-the-dark") that also included the use of lickometer circuits to evaluate the temporal pattern of intake as well as 2-bottle choice drinking in the home cage...
February 17, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210797/mathematical-modelling-of-clostridial-acetone-butanol-ethanol-fermentation
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REVIEW
Thomas Millat, Klaus Winzer
Clostridial acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation features a remarkable shift in the cellular metabolic activity from acid formation, acidogenesis, to the production of industrial-relevant solvents, solventogensis. In recent decades, mathematical models have been employed to elucidate the complex interlinked regulation and conditions that determine these two distinct metabolic states and govern the transition between them. In this review, we discuss these models with a focus on the mechanisms controlling intra- and extracellular changes between acidogenesis and solventogenesis...
February 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210782/toll-like-receptor-signaling-and-stages-of-addiction
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REVIEW
Fulton T Crews, T Jordan Walter, Leon G Coleman, Ryan P Vetreno
BACKGROUND: Athina Markou and her colleagues discovered persistent changes in adult behavior following adolescent exposure to ethanol or nicotine consistent with increased risk for developing addiction. Building on Dr. Markou's important work and that of others in the field, researchers at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies have found that persistent changes in behavior following adolescent stress or alcohol exposure may be linked to induction of immune signaling in brain. AIM: This study aims to illuminate the critical interrelationship of the innate immune system (e...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210732/monodispersed-sub-5-0-nm-ptcu-nanoalloys-as-enhanced-bifunctional-electrocatalysts-for-oxygen-reduction-reaction-and-ethanol-oxidation-reaction
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Taiyang Liu, Kai Wang, Qiang Yuan, Zebin Shen, Ye Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Xun Wang
The development of effective electrocatalysts with enhanced activity and stability for both the anode and the cathode reaction in fuel cells still remains a challenge. Here, we report a one-pot route to prepare monodispersed, uniform sub-5.0 nm PtCu alloy polyhedra with a narrow size distribution. These PtCu alloy polyhedra exhibit enhanced electrocatalytic activity for both cathode and anode reactions as compared to the commercial Pt/C catalyst under alkaline conditions. The specific activity and mass activity on Pt68Cu32 nanoalloys are 15 and 2...
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209536/maternal-administration-of-melatonin-prevents-spatial-learning-and-memory-deficits-induced-by-developmental-ethanol-and-lead-co-exposure
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Elham Soleimani, Iran Goudarzi, Kataneh Abrari, Taghi Lashkarbolouki
Melatonin is a radical scavenger with the ability to remove reactive oxidant species. There is report that co-exposure to lead and ethanol during developmental stages induces learning and memory deficits and oxidative stress. Here, we studied the effect of melatonin, with strong antioxidant properties, on memory deficits induced by lead and ethanol co-exposure and oxidative stress in hippocampus. Pregnant rats in lead and ethanol co-exposure group received lead acetate of 0.2% in distilled drinking water and ethanol (4g/kg) by oral gavages once daily from the 5th day of gestation until weaning...
February 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209407/life-cycle-assessment-of-facile-microwave-assisted-zinc-oxide-zno-nanostructures
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D Papadaki, S Foteinis, G H Mhlongo, S S Nkosi, D E Motaung, S S Ray, T Tsoutsos, G Kiriakidis
The life cycle assessment of several zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures, fabricated by a facile microwave technique, is presented. Key synthesis parameters such as annealing temperature, varied from 90°C to 220°C, and microwave power, varied from 110W to 710W, are assessed. The effect of these parameters on both the structural characteristics and the environmental sustainability of the nanostructures is examined. The nanostructures were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), Photoluminescence (PL) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis...
February 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209080/antispasmodic-and-bronchorelaxant-activities-of-salsola-imbricata-are-mediated-through-dual-ca-2-antagonistic-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-agonistic-effects
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Naveed Aslam, Khalid Hussain Janbaz
CONTEXT: Salsola imbricata Forssk. (Chenopodiaceae) has folkloric repute for the treatment of various gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigates spasmolytic and bronchorelaxant effects of S. imbricata. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The crude aqueous-ethanol extract of the aerial parts of S. imbricata and its fractions, in cumulative concentrations (0.01-10 mg/mL), were tested on contractions of isolated rabbit jejunum and tracheal preparations...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208752/meta-analysis-on-the-association-of-aldh2-polymorphisms-and-type-2-diabetic-mellitus-diabetic-retinopathy
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Guang-Yi Li, Zi-Bo Li, Fang Li, Li-Ping Dong, Liang Tang, Ju Xiang, Jian-Ming Li, Mei-Hua Bao
Type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM) is a disease with high prevalence and a major cause for death worldwide. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the major manifestation of diabetes. Aldehyde dehydrogenease 2 (ALDH2) detoxifies aldehyde produced during ethanol metabolism and oxidative stress. It has been found that the polymorphism in ALDH2 rs671 is probably associated with the risk of T2DM and DR. However, a lot of inconsistency and controversy still exists. In order to get a more precise and comprehensive estimation for the association between ALDH2 polymorphism with the risk of T2DM and DR, we conducted the present meta-analysis...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208647/soy-leaf-extract-exerts-atheroprotective-effects-via-modulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-2-and-adhesion-molecules
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Jong-Min Han, Hua Li, Moon-Hee Cho, Seung-Hwa Baek, Chul-Ho Lee, Ho-Yong Park, Tae-Sook Jeong
Soy-leaf extracts exert their cardioprotective effects by inducing endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the arteries, and they favorably modulate the serum lipid profile. In this study, we investigated the atheroprotective effects of an ethanol extract of soy leaf (ESL) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and high-cholesterol diet (HCD)-fed low-density lipoprotein receptor deficient (LDLR-/-) mice. ESL induced the expression of Krüppel-like factor 2 (KLF2), an endothelial transcription factor, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and suppressed the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) through moderate inflammatory signal activation, not only in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HUVECs but also in 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC)-stimulated HUVECs...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208640/rapid-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-determination-and-optimization-of-extraction-parameters-of-the-%C3%AE-asarone-isolated-from-perilla-frutescens-l
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Seung Hwan Hwang, Shin Hwa Kwon, Young-Hee Kang, Jae-Yong Lee, Soon Sung Lim
Response surface methodology (RSM), based on a central composite design, was used to determine the best liquid-to-raw material ratio (10:3-15 mL/g), extraction time (1-3 h), and ethanol concentration (50%-100%) for maximum content of α-asarone from Perilla frutescens (PF) extract. Experimental values of α-asarone were 9.51-46.36 mg/g; the results fitted a second-order quadratic polynomial model and correlated with the proposed model (R2 > 0.9354). The best conditions were obtained with extraction time of 1...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208293/electrochemical-enantioselective-recognition-in-a-highly-ordered-self-assembly-framework
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Yongxin Tao, Xiaogang Gu, Baozhu Yang, Linhong Deng, Liping Bao, Yong Kong, Fuqiang Chu, Yong Qin
Construction of convenient systems for isomer discrimination is of great importance for medical and life sciences. Here, we report a simple and effective chiral sensing device based on a highly ordered self-assembly framework. Cu(2+)-modified β-cyclodextrin (Cu-β-CD) was self-assembled to the ammonia-ethanol cotreated chitosan (ae-CS), and the highly ordered framework was gradually formed during the "re-growth" process of the shrinked ae-CS films. Tryptophan (Trp) isomers were well discriminated with the highly ordered framework by electrochemical approach...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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