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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197103/increases-in-brain-1-h-mr-glutamine-and-glutamate-signals-following-acute-exhaustive-endurance-exercise-in-the-rat
#1
Maciej Świątkiewicz, Michał Fiedorowicz, Jarosław Orzeł, Marlena Wełniak-Kamińska, Piotr Bogorodzki, Józef Langfort, Paweł Grieb
Objective: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in ultra-high magnetic field can be used for non-invasive quantitative assessment of brain glutamate (Glu) and glutamine (Gln) in vivo. Glu, the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, is efficiently recycled between synapses and presynaptic terminals through Glu-Gln cycle which involves glutamine synthase confined to astrocytes, and uses 60-80% of energy in the resting human and rat brain. During voluntary or involuntary exercise many brain areas are significantly activated, which certainly intensifies Glu-Gln cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193401/multiresponse-optimization-of-a-uplc-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-tryptophan-and-15-tryptophan-derived-compounds-using-a-box-behnken-design-with-a-desirability-function
#2
Widiastuti Setyaningsih, Irfan E Saputro, Ceferino A Carrera, Miguel Palma, Carmelo G Barroso
A Box-Behnken design was used in conjunction with multiresponse optimization based on the desirability function to carry out the simultaneous separation of tryptophan and 15 derivatives by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography. The gradient composition of the mobile phase and the flow rate were optimized with respect to the resolution of severely overlapping chromatographic peaks and the total run time. Two different stationary phases were evaluated (hybrid silica and a solid-core-based C18 column). The methods were validated and a suitable sensitivity was found for all compounds in the concentration range 1-100μgL(-1) (R(2)>0...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192758/ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-simple-and-simultaneous-quantification-of-cannabinoids
#3
Rohitash Jamwal, Ariel R Topletz, Bharat Ramratnam, Fatemeh Akhlaghi
Cannabis is used widely in the United States, both recreationally and for medical purposes. Current methods for analysis of cannabinoids in human biological specimens rely on complex extraction process and lengthy analysis time. We established a rapid and simple assay for quantification of Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), 11-hydroxy Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH THC) and 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannbinol (THCCOOH) in human plasma by U-HPLC-MS/MS usingΔ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-D3 (THC-D3) as the internal standard...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188893/ultra-deep-next-generation-mitochondrial-genome-sequencing-reveals-widespread-heteroplasmy-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#4
Paul S Kelly, Colin Clarke, Alan Costello, Craig Monger, Justine Meiller, Heena Dhiman, Nicole Borth, Michael J Betenbaugh, Martin Clynes, Niall Barron
Recent sequencing of the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell and Chinese hamster genomes has dramatically advanced our ability to understand the biology of these mammalian cell factories. In this study, we focus on the powerhouse of the CHO cell, the mitochondrion. Utilizing a high-resolution next generation sequencing approach we sequenced the Chinese hamster mitochondrial genome for the first time and surveyed the mutational landscape of CHO cell mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Depths of coverage ranging from ~3,319X to 8,056X enabled accurate identification of low frequency mutations (>1%) revealing that mtDNA heteroplasmy is widespread in CHO cells...
February 7, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178765/enantioselective-analysis-of-citalopram-and-demethylcitalopram-in-human-whole-blood-by-chiral-lc-ms-ms-and-application-in-forensic-cases
#5
Sys Stybe Johansen
Citalopram is one of the most frequently used antidepressants in Denmark. Citalopram is marketed as a racemic mixture (50:50) of S- and R-enantiomers as well as of the S-enantiomer alone, which is the active enantiomer named escitalopram that processes the inhibitory effects. In this study, a chiral liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method is developed for the measurement of citalopram and demethylcitalopram enantiomers in whole blood and is applied to forensic cases. Whole blood samples (0...
February 8, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131025/an-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-isavuconazole-and-seven-other-antifungal-compounds-in-plasma-samples
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Balthazar Toussaint, Fanny Lanternier, Christian Woloch, Denis Fournier, Manon Launay, Eliane Billaud, Eric Dannaoui, Olivier Lortholary, Vincent Jullien
A new analytical method was developed for the routine Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of 8 antifungals compounds in 50μL of plasma: isavuconazole (ISZ), voriconazole (VRZ), posaconazole (PSZ), fluconazole (FCZ), caspofungin (CSF), flucytosine (5FC), itraconazole (ITZ) and its metabolite OH-itraconazole (OH-ITZ). After adding 50μL of the internal standard, which consisted in a mixture of the deuterated isotopes of the quantified compounds, the sample treatment consisted in a simple protein precipitation with 400μL of acetonitrile...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112853/simultaneous-determination-of-12-active-components-in-the-roots-of-pulsatilla-chinensis-using-tissue-smashing-extraction-with-liquid-chromatography-and-mass-spectrometry
#7
Miao-Miao Jin, Wen-Dan Zhang, Yan-Mei Xu, Ying-Feng Du, Qian Sun, Wei Guo, Liang Cao, Hui-Jun Xu
Ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, combining a tissue-smashing extraction technique, was developed for the simultaneous quantitative analysis of 12 compounds in the roots of Pulsatilla chinensis. Among them, compound 6 was characterized and accurately quantified in this herb for the first time. The parameters of extraction condition were simultaneously optimized with a Box-Behnken design and Derringer's function. The optimized condition was as follows: sample quantity of 0...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087758/method-for-the-determination-of-carbonyl-compounds-in-e-cigarette-aerosols
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Jason W Flora, Celeste T Wilkinson, James W Wilkinson, Peter J Lipowicz, James A Skapars, Adam Anderson, John H Miller
Low levels of thermal degradation products such as carbonyls (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, crotonaldehyde) have been reported in e-cigarette aerosols. The collection and analysis of e-cigarette aerosol carbonyls are often adapted from methods developed for tobacco cigarette smoke. These methodologies are often not sensitive enough to detect low carbonyl levels in e-cigarette aerosols. One objective of this work was to develop and validate a rapid, selective and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry method optimized for analysis of carbonyls in e-cigarette aerosols...
February 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074669/implementation-of-a-novel-ultra-fast-metabolic-stability-analysis-method-using-exact-mass-tof-ms
#9
Joseph D Manna, Samantha J Richardson, Mehran F Moghaddam
AIM: Increasing numbers of compounds requiring stability data means highly optimized methods capable of rapid turnaround are desirable during early discovery. Materials and methods/results: An advanced, generic analytical workflow for metabolic stability has been developed that utilizing ballistic gradient LC (sub 1 min run times), exact mass TOF-MS (Waters Xevo-G2-XS Q-TOF) and automated data processing (Waters UNIFI software) allowed for rapid integration and interpretation of all data produced, eliminating the need for method development and manual processing...
January 11, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059397/accurate-frequency-referencing-for-fieldable-dual-comb-spectroscopy
#10
Gar-Wing Truong, Eleanor M Waxman, Kevin C Cossel, Esther Baumann, Andrew Klose, Fabrizio R Giorgetta, William C Swann, Nathan R Newbury, Ian Coddington
We describe a dual-comb spectrometer that can operate independently of laboratory-based rf and optical frequency references but is nevertheless capable of ultra-high spectral resolution, high SNR, and frequency-accurate spectral measurements. The instrument is based on a "bootstrapped" frequency referencing scheme in which short-term optical phase coherence between combs is attained by referencing each to a free-running diode laser, whilst high frequency resolution and long-term accuracy is derived from a stable quartz oscillator...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018241/master-athletes-are-extending-the-limits-of-human-endurance
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REVIEW
Romuald Lepers, Paul J Stapley
The increased participation of master athletes (i.e., >40 years old) in endurance and ultra-endurance events (>6 h duration) over the past few decades has been accompanied by an improvement in their performances at a much faster rate than their younger counterparts. Aging does however result in a decrease in overall endurance performance. Such age-related declines in performance depend upon the modes of locomotion, event duration, and gender of the participant. For example, smaller age-related declines in cycling performance than in running and swimming have been documented...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017680/circulating-levels-of-endocannabinoids-respond-acutely-to-voluntary-exercise-are-altered-in-mice-selectively-bred-for-high-voluntary-wheel-running-and-differ-between-the-sexes
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Zoe Thompson, Donovan Argueta, Theodore Garland, Nicholas DiPatrizio
The endocannabinoid system serves many physiological roles, including in the regulation of energy balance, food reward, and voluntary locomotion. Signaling at the cannabinoid type 1 receptor has been specifically implicated in motivation for rodent voluntary exercise on wheels. We studied four replicate lines of high runner (HR) mice that have been selectively bred for 81 generations based on average number of wheel revolutions on days five and six of a six-day period of wheel access. Four additional replicate lines are bred without regard to wheel running, and serve as controls (C) for random genetic effects that may cause divergence among lines...
March 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993773/egad-ultra-fast-functional-analysis-of-gene-networks
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Sara Ballouz, Melanie Weber, Paul Pavlidis, Jesse Gillis
: Evaluating gene networks with respect to known biology is a common task but often a computationally costly one. Many computational experiments are difficult to apply exhaustively in network analysis due to run-times. To permit high-throughput analysis of gene networks, we have implemented a set of very efficient tools to calculate functional properties in networks based on guilt-by-association methods. EGAD: ( E: xtending ' G: uilt-by- A: ssociation' by D: egree) allows gene networks to be evaluated with respect to hundreds or thousands of gene sets...
December 19, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987487/a-rapid-method-for-sensitive-profiling-of-folates-from-plant-leaf-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-tandem-quadrupole-mass-spectrometer
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M J I Shohag, Qianying Yang, Yanyan Wei, Jie Zhang, Farhana Zerin Khan, Michael Rychlik, Zhenli He, Xiaoe Yang
Previous published methods for the analysis of folates are time consuming because of lengthy sample extraction, clean-up and total running time. This study details the development and validation of a rapid, sensitive and robust method that combines a simple extraction step with ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry. Here, we reported application of a tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer to analyze maximum seven vitamers of folate from plant origin. The analytical performance was evaluated by linearity, sensitivity, precision, recovery test and analysis of certified reference materials...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925253/fast-and-sensitive-analysis-of-beta-blockers-by-ultra-highperformance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-ultrahigh-resolution-tof-mass-spectrometry
#15
Jana Tomková, Peter Ondra, Eva Kocianová, Jan Václavík
This paper presents a method for the determination of acebutolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, nebivolol and sotalol in human serum by liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultra-high-resolution TOF mass spectrometry (UHPLC-UHR-TOF MS). After liquid-liquid extraction, beta blockers were separated on a reverse phase analytical column Acclaim RS 120 (100 × 2.1 mm, 2.2 µm). The total run time was 6 min for each sample. Linearity, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), matrix effects, specificity, precision, accuracy, recovery and sample stability were evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923330/the-influence-of-race-length-on-arterial-compliance-following-an-ultra-endurance-marathon
#16
Alis Bonsignore, Shannon S D Bredin, Holly Wollmann, Barb Morrison, Andrew Jeklin, Lauren Buschmann, Josh Robertson, Elizabeth Jean Buckler, Duncan McGuinty, Mark S Rice, Darren E R Warburton
There is inconclusive evidence concerning the effects of routine participation in ultra-endurance events on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Arterial compliance is a reliable, non-invasive, and effective tool for evaluating CVD risk. The purpose of this research was to examine if race length influences acute changes in arterial compliance following an ultra-marathon event. A total of 46 ultra-marathon runners were recruited including 21 participants (39.8 ± 8.3 years, 6 females) in the 80-km event and 25 participants (43...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915112/a-wavelet-filtering-method-for-cumulative-gamma-spectroscopy-used-in-wear-measurements
#17
Davide Bianchi, Claudia Lenauer, Gerhard Betz, András Vernes
Continuous ultra-mild wear quantification using radioactive isotopes involves measuring very low amounts of activity in limited time intervals. This results in gamma spectra with poor signal-to-noise ratio and hence very scattered wear data, especially during running-in, where wear is intrinsically low. Therefore, advanced filtering methods reducing the wear data scattering and making the calculation of the main peak area more accurate are mandatory. An energy-time dependent threshold for wavelet detail coefficients based on Poisson statistics and using a combined Barwell law for the estimation of the average photon counting rate is then introduced...
February 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895900/nutritional-implications-for-ultra-endurance-walking-and-running-events
#18
REVIEW
Eric Williamson
This paper examines the various nutritional challenges which athletes encounter in preparing for and participating in ultra-endurance walking and running events. Special attention is paid to energy level, performance, and recovery within the context of athletes' intake of carbohydrate, protein, fat, and various vitamins and minerals. It outlines, by way of a review of literature, those factors which promote optimal performance for the ultra-endurance athlete and provides recommendations from multiple researchers concerned with the nutrition and performance of ultra-endurance athletes...
2016: Extreme Physiology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877137/an-extreme-mountain-ultra-marathon-decreases-the-cost-of-uphill-walking-and-running
#19
Gianluca Vernillo, Aldo Savoldelli, Spyros Skafidas, Andrea Zignoli, Antonio La Torre, Barbara Pellegrini, Guido Giardini, Pietro Trabucchi, Grégoire P Millet, Federico Schena
Purpose: To examine the effects of the world's most challenging mountain ultramarathon (MUM, 330 km, cumulative elevation gain of +24,000 m) on the energy cost and kinematics of different uphill gaits. Methods: Before (PRE) and immediately after (POST) the competition, 19 male athletes performed three submaximal 5-min treadmill exercise trials in a randomized order: walking at 5 km·h(-1), +20%; running at 6 km·h(-1), +15%; and running at 8 km·h(-1), +10%. During the three trials, energy cost was assessed using an indirect calorimetry system and spatiotemporal gait parameters were acquired with a floor-level high-density photoelectric cells system...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868222/adaptive-partitioning-by-local-density-peaks-an-efficient-density-based-clustering-algorithm-for-analyzing-molecular-dynamics-trajectories
#20
Song Liu, Lizhe Zhu, Fu Kit Sheong, Wei Wang, Xuhui Huang
We present an efficient density-based adaptive-resolution clustering method APLoD for analyzing large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) trajectories. APLoD performs the k-nearest-neighbors search to estimate the density of MD conformations in a local fashion, which can group MD conformations in the same high-density region into a cluster. APLoD greatly improves the popular density peaks algorithm by reducing the running time and the memory usage by 2-3 orders of magnitude for systems ranging from alanine dipeptide to a 370-residue Maltose-binding protein...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
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