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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445073/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-is-critical-in-alcohol-enhanced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Lauren G Poole, Veronica L Massey, Deanna L Siow, Edilson Torres-González, Nikole L Warner, James P Luyendyk, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Jesse Roman, Gavin E Arteel
RATIONALE: Chronic alcohol exposure is a clinically important risk factor for development of acute respiratory distress syndrome, the most severe form of acute lung injury (ALI). However, the mechanisms by which alcohol sensitizes the lung to development of this disease are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: We determined the role of the anti-fibrinolytic protein plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in alcohol enhancement of experimental endotoxin-induced ALI. METHODS: Wild-type (WT), PAI-1(-/-) and Integrin β3(-/-) mice were fed ethanol-containing Lieber-DeCarli liquid or control diet for 6 weeks followed by systemic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445028/enhanced-electrocatalytic-activity-of-ethanol-oxidation-reaction-on-palladium-silver-nanoparticles-via-removable-surface-ligands
#2
Hucheng Zhang, Yingying Shang, Jing Zhao, Jianji Wang
This work developed a facile colloidal route to synthesize BH4--capped PdxAgy nanoparticles (NPs) in water using the reducing ionic liquids of [Cnmim]BH4, and the resulting NPs were prone to form the nanocomposites with [amim]+-modified reduced graphene (RG). The removal of the metal-free inorganic ions of BH4- can create the profoundly exposed interfaces on the PdxAgy NPs during the electrooxidation, and favor the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) in lowering energy barrier. The counterions of [Cnmim]+ can gather ethanol, OH- ions, and the reaction intermediates on catalysts, and synergistically interact with RG to facilitate the charge transfer in nanocomposites...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444480/model-based-biotechnological-potential-analysis-of-kluyveromyces-marxianus-central-metabolism
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A Pentjuss, E Stalidzans, J Liepins, A Kokina, J Martynova, P Zikmanis, I Mozga, R Scherbaka, H Hartman, M G Poolman, D A Fell, A Vigants
The non-conventional yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus is an emerging industrial producer for many biotechnological processes. Here, we show the application of a biomass-linked stoichiometric model of central metabolism that is experimentally validated, and mass and charge balanced for assessing the carbon conversion efficiency of wild type and modified K. marxianus. Pairs of substrates (lactose, glucose, inulin, xylose) and products (ethanol, acetate, lactate, glycerol, ethyl acetate, succinate, glutamate, phenylethanol and phenylalanine) are examined by various modelling and optimisation methods...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443812/enhancing-ethanol-yields-through-d-xylose-and-l-arabinose-co-fermentation-after-construction-of-a-novel-high-efficient-l-arabinose-fermenting-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain
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Antonio Caballero, Juan Luis Ramos
Lignocellulose contains two pentose sugars, l-arabinose and d-xylose, neither of which is naturally fermented by first generation (1G) ethanol-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Since these sugars are inaccessible to 1G yeast, a significant percentage of the total carbon in bioethanol production from plant residues, which are used in second generation (2G) ethanol production, remains unused. Recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains capable of fermenting d-xylose are available on the market; however, there are few examples of l-arabinose-fermenting yeasts, and commercially, there are no strains capable of fermenting both d-xylose and l-arabinose because of metabolic incompatibilities when both metabolic pathways are expressed in the same cell...
April 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443670/cooperativity-in-alcohol-nitrogen-complexes-understanding-cryomatrices-through-slit-jet-expansions
#5
Sönke Oswald, Mareike Wallrabe, Martin A Suhm
FTIR spectroscopy of supersonic expansions is used to characterize alcohol dimers with one, two, and several nitrogen molecules attached to them. The nitrogen coating causes progressive spectral downshifts of the OH stretching fundamentals which are related to and explain matrix isolation shifts. Comparison of methanol, tert-butyl alcohol and ethanol as well as deuteration of methanol assist in the assignment. Alcohol monomers and trimers are significantly more resistant to nitrogen coating due to a lack of cooperativity and dangling bonds, respectively...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443088/utilizing-anaerobic-fungi-for-two-stage-sugar-extraction-and-biofuel-production-from-lignocellulosic-biomass
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Abhaya Ranganathan, Olivia P Smith, Noha H Youssef, Christopher G Struchtemeyer, Hasan K Atiyeh, Mostafa S Elshahed
Lignocellulosic biomass is a vast and underutilized resource for the production of sugars and biofuels. However, the structural complexity of lignocellulosic biomass and the need for multiple pretreatment and enzymatic steps for sugar release renders this process economically challenging. Here, we report a novel approach for direct, single container, exogenous enzyme-free conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to sugars and biofuels using the anaerobic fungal isolate strain C1A. This approach utilizes simple physiological manipulations for timely inhibition and uncoupling of saccharolytic and fermentative capabilities of strain C1A, leading to the accumulation of sugar monomers (glucose and xylose) in the culture medium...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442580/ethanol-reversal-of-tolerance-to-the-antinociceptive-effects-of-oxycodone-and-hydrocodone
#7
Joanna C Jacob, Justin L Poklis, Hamid I Akbarali, Graeme Henderson, William L Dewey
This study compared the development of tolerance and its reversal by ethanol of two orally-bioavailable prescription opioids, oxycodone and hydrocodone, to that of morphine. Oxycodone (s.c) was significantly more potent in the mouse tail withdrawal assay than either morphine or hydrocodone. Oxycodone was also significantly more potent in this assay than hydrocodone when administered orally. Tolerance was seen following chronic subcutaneous administration of each of the three drugs and by the chronic administration of oral oxycodone, but not following the chronic oral administration of hydrocodone...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442413/cytoprotective-action-against-oxidative-stress-in-astrocytes-and-neurons-by-bactris-guineensis-l-h-e-moore-corozo-fruit-extracts
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Sergio López, Mitchell Martá, Luis Gonzalo Sequeda, Crispin Celis, Jhon Jairo Sutachan, Sonia Luz Albarracín
Neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are characterized by having a significant increase in oxidative stress that can lead to the cellular damage of both neurons and astrocytes. Therefore, the search for molecules that can modulate oxidative stress in these diseases has recently gain interest, especially for those non-traditional antioxidants that can be gained from diet. In the present work, pulp and seed extracts from the fruit of the palm, Bactris guineensis were obtained by hydro-alcoholic solution and by a solid-liquid phase using solvents with different polarities and evaluated for their capacity to protect both neurons and astrocytes against rotenone-induced oxidative stress...
April 22, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442378/antihyperlipidemic-and-antiapoptotic-potential-of-zingerone-on-alcohol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rats
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Vijay Mani, Sivaranjani Arivalagan, Aktarul Islam Siddique, Nalini Namasivayam
The ultimate aim of this present study was to investigate the antihyperlipidemic and antiapoptotic potential of zingerone (ZO) on alcohol induced hepatotoxicity in experimental rats. Male albino wistar rats were divided in four groups. Groups 1 and 2 rats received isocaloric glucose and dimethyl sulphoxide (2% DMSO), liver toxicity was induced in groups 3 and 4 by supplementing 30% ethanol post orally for 60 days. In addition, groups 2 and 4 received zingerone (20 mg/kg body weight in 2% DMSO) daily during the final 30 days of the experimental period...
April 22, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442364/effects-of-repeated-cocaine-exposure-and-withdrawal-on-voluntary-ethanol-drinking-and-the-expression-of-glial-glutamate-transporters-in-mesocorticolimbic-system-of-p-rats
#10
Alaa M Hammad, Yusuf S Althobaiti, Sujan C Das, Youssef Sari
Glutamatergic neurotransmission within the brain's reward circuits plays a major role in the reinforcing properties of both ethanol and cocaine. Glutamate homeostasis is regulated by several glutamate transporters, including glutamate transporter type 1 (GLT-1), cystine/glutamate transporter (xCT), and glutamate aspartate transporter (GLAST). Cocaine exposure has been shown to induce a dysregulation in glutamate homeostasis and a decrease in the expression of GLT-1 and xCT in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). In this study, alcohol preferring (P) rats were exposed to free-choice of ethanol (15% and 30%) and/or water for five weeks...
April 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442295/the-effects-of-repeated-nitroglycerin-administrations-in-rats-modeling-migraine-related-endpoints-and-chronification
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Hannah M Harris, Jessica M Carpenter, Jonathan R Black, Todd A Smitherman, Kenneth J Sufka
BACKGROUND: Rodent models typically use a single nitroglycerin injection to induce migraine, yet migraine in clinical populations presents as recurrent episodes. Further, these models quantify behavioral endpoints that do not align with the clinical features of episodic migraine or migraine chronification and therefore may limit translational relevance. NEW METHOD: Rats received 5 nitroglycerin (10mg/kg/2ml), propylene glycol/ethanol vehicle, or saline injections every third day over 15 days...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442218/alignment-of-the-transcriptome-with-individual-variation-in-animals-selectively-bred-for-high-drinking-in-the-dark-hdid
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Robert Hitzemann, Denesa Oberbeck, Ovidiu Iancu, Priscila Darakjian, Shannon McWeeney, Stephanie Spence, Jason Schlumbohm, Pamela Metten, John Crabbe
Among animals at risk for excessive ethanol consumption such as the HDID selected mouse lines, there is considerable individual variation in the amount of ethanol consumed and the associated blood ethanol concentrations (BECs). For the HDID lines, this variation occurs even though the residual genetic variation associated with the DID phenotype has been largely exhausted and thus is most likely associated with epigenetic factors. Here we focus on the question of whether the genes associated with individual variation in HDID-1 mice are different from those associated with selection (risk) (Iancu et al...
April 12, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442115/lipase-inhibitory-activity-of-lagenaria-siceraria-fruit-as-a-strategy-to-treat-obesity
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Maria Maqsood, Dildar Ahmed, Iqra Atique, Wajeeha Malik
OBJECTIVE: To explore pancreatic lipase inhibitory activity under different extraction conditions in order to track the most potent extract. METHODS: The methanolic extract and its fractions in solvents of increasing polarity, ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and water, were made through cold maceration. Extracts in ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetone and chloroform were similarly prepared. Aqueous extract was prepared through hot decoction method. A reported method was used to determine lipase inhibitory activity of extracts and fractions over wide ranges of concentrations...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442110/ethanolic-extracts-of-babandotan-leaves-ageratum-conyzoides-l-prevents-inflammation-and-proteoglycan-degradation-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-and-mmp-9-on-osteoarthritis-rats-induced-by-monosodium-iodoacetate
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Anton Bahtiar, Mutiara Nurazizah, Tirza Roselina, Anita Paulina Tambunan, Ade Arsianti
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of Ageratum conyzoides L. on the monosodium iodoacetate induced osteoarthritis rats. METHODS: Thin layer chromatography was performed to analyze the constituents of the babandotan extract leaves. White male Sprague-Dawley rats used in this study were divided into 6 groups: normal control and negative control groups, both given 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose; the positive control group that was given glucosamine and chondroitin suspension (486 mg/200 g B...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442108/effect-of-egyptian-propolis-on-cryptosporidiosis-in-immunosuppressed-rats-with-special-emphasis-on-oocysts-shedding-leukogram-protein-profile-and-ileum-histopathology
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Hamdy Soufy, Nadia M El-Beih, Soad M Nasr, Tamer H Abd El-Aziz, Fathia A M Khalil, Youssef F Ahmed, Hala A A Abou Zeina
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the activity of Egyptian propolis extracts (ethanol and water) on cryptosporidiosis in experimentally infected dexamethasone-immunosuppressed rats. METHODS: A total of 180 male rats (190-220) g BWt were randomly divided into 9 equal groups (G1-G9). Groups of rats were kept as (G1): normal control, (G2-G9): immunosuppressed with dexamethasone and (G3-G9): infected with Cryptosporidium oocysts. Rats from (G4-G9) were given orally ethanol and water extract of propolis (at a dose of 50 mg/kg BWt) and nitazoxanide (standard anti-cryptosporidial drug at a dose of 100 mg/kg BWt) to infected rats with different regimes...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441723/phenolic-compounds-isolated-from-caesalpinia-coriaria-induce-s-and-g2-m-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-differentially-and-trigger-cell-death-by-interfering-with-microtubule-dynamics-in-cancer-cell-lines
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Jessica Nayelli Sánchez-Carranza, Laura Alvarez, Silvia Marquina-Bahena, Enrique Salas-Vidal, Verónica Cuevas, Elizabeth W Jiménez, Rafael A Veloz G, Maelle Carraz, Leticia González-Maya
Caesalpinia coriaria (C. coriaria), also named cascalote, has been known traditionally in México for having cicatrizing and inflammatory properties. Phytochemical reports on Caesalpinia species have identified a high content of phenolic compounds and shown antineoplastic effects against cancer cells. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify the active compounds of a water:acetone:ethanol (WAE) extract of C. coriaria pods and characterize their cytotoxic effect and cell death induction in different cancer cell lines...
April 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441416/ethanol-itself-is-a-holoprosencephaly-inducing-teratogen
#17
Mingi Hong, Robert S Krauss
Ethanol is a teratogen, inducing a variety of structural defects in developing humans and animals that are exposed in utero. Mechanisms of ethanol teratogenicity in specific defects are not well understood. Oxidative metabolism of ethanol by alcohol dehydrogenase or cytochrome P450 2E1 has been implicated in some of ethanol's teratogenic effects, either via production of acetaldehyde or competitive inhibition of retinoic acid synthesis. Generalized oxidative stress in response to ethanol may also play a role in its teratogenicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441005/plasma-activated-copper-nanocube-catalysts-for-efficient-carbon-dioxide-electroreduction-to-hydrocarbons-and-alcohols
#18
Dunfeng Gao, Ioannis Zegkinoglou, Nuria J Divins, Fabian Scholten, Ilya Sinev, Philipp Grosse, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya
Carbon dioxide electroreduction to chemicals and fuels powered by renewable energy sources is considered a promising path to address climate change and energy storage needs. We have developed highly active and selective copper (Cu) nanocube catalysts with tunable Cu(100) facet and oxygen/chlorine ion content by low-pressure plasma pre-treatments. These catalysts display lower overpotentials and higher ethylene, ethanol and n-propanol selectivity, resulting in a maximum Faradaic efficiency (FE) of ~73% for C2 and C3 products...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440893/an-hplc-method-for-simultaneous-quantitative-determination-of-seven-secoiridoid-glucosides-separated-from-the-roots-of-ilex-pubescens
#19
Yang Zhang, Huan Xiong, Jiayi Bi, Guiyun Zhao, Yi Yang, Xue Chen, Yuncong Li, Chongyu Zhang, Guogang Zhang
A simple and specific high-performance liquid chromatographic method has been developed and validated to simultaneously determine seven secoiridoid glucosides for the first time. And three of them were separated from the ethanolic extract of the roots of Ilex pubescens for the first time, namely nuezhenide A, ligusides B and oleonuezhenide. In quantitative analysis, all of the calibration curves showed good linear regression (r > 0.999) within the tested ranges, and the mean recoveries of three different concentrations ranged from 97...
April 25, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440891/evaluation-of-three-different-decontamination-techniques-on-biofilm-formation-and-on-physical-and-chemical-properties-of-resin-composites
#20
Carolina Bosso André, Andressa Dos Santos, Carmem Silvia Pfeifer, Marcelo Giannini, Emerson Marcelo Girotto, Jack Liborio Ferracane
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated three different sterilization/disinfection techniques for resin composites on bacterial growth and surface modification after decontamination. METHODS: Two resin composites were sterilized/disinfected with three different techniques: UV light, 1% chloramine T, and 70% ethanol. Four different times were used for each technique to determine the shortest time that the solution or UV light was effective. The influence of sterilization/disinfection technique on bacterial growth was evaluated by analyzing the metabolic activity, using the AlamarBlue™ assay, bacterial viability, and SEM images from biofilms of Streptococcus mutans...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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