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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048783/-investigation-on-silymarin-impact-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-model-based-on-arachidonic-acid-metabolism-pathway
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Danti Mai, Chan Yang, Yun Xue, Yan Wang, Chao Yan
The objective of this research is to investigate the suppressive effect of silymarin on vitro cell culture model of inflammatory macrophage RAW264.7 induced by Kdo2-Lipid A, and explore its mechanism based on cell metabonomics. Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was used in the cell metabonomic assay to quantitative analysis of metabolites related to eicosanoids pathway. Then chemometric approaches such as principal component analysis were used to process the metabolic data...
June 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044958/a-simple-validated-multi-method-for-detecting-drugs-in-oral-fluid-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-uplc-ms-ms
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Yufang Zheng, Erik Sparve, Mats Bergström
BACKGROUND: Oral fluid sampling offers several advantages compared to other methods of detecting drugs in biological matrices due to its easy sampling procedure and simple supervision. Hence, the use of oral fluid for drug testing is increasing in workplaces and in roadside testing. As a result, more laboratories are required to perform analyses of drugs in oral fluid. METHODS: A multi-method using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) for tracing drugs in oral fluid was developed...
October 16, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028869/mg-rast-version-4-lessons-learned-from-a-decade-of-low-budget-ultra-high-throughput-metagenome-analysis
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Folker Meyer, Saurabh Bagchi, Somali Chaterji, Wolfgang Gerlach, Ananth Grama, Travis Harrison, Tobias Paczian, William L Trimble, Andreas Wilke
As technologies change, MG-RAST is adapting. Newly available software is being included to improve accuracy and performance. As a computational service constantly running large volume scientific workflows, MG-RAST is the right location to perform benchmarking and implement algorithmic or platform improvements, in many cases involving trade-offs between specificity, sensitivity and run-time cost. The work in [Glass EM, Dribinsky Y, Yilmaz P, et al. ISME J 2014;8:1-3] is an example; we use existing well-studied data sets as gold standards representing different environments and different technologies to evaluate any changes to the pipeline...
September 26, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022646/low-skeletal-mass-is-an-important-predictor-of-osteoporosis-in-hiv-infected-men-in-india
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Deep Dutta, Meha Sharma, Rahul Bansal, Neera Sharma, Umesh Chandra Garga, Atul Anand, Kumar Gaurav
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated prevalence and predictors of osteoporosis and sarcopenia in men with HIV. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 220 men with HIV were screened, of which 115 men, 30-50 years-age, having at least 1-year follow-up, underwent hormonal and DEXA analysis. 40 controls were also evaluated. RESULTS: Males with HIV had significantly lower BMD and Z-scores at all sites. Osteoporosis was diagnosed in 64.35%; commonest site being radius total (49...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966704/assessment-of-differences-in-the-anthropometric-physiological-and-training-characteristics-of-finishers-and-non-finishers-in-a-tropical-161-km-ultra-marathon
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Philip Ls Tan, Frankie Hy Tan, Andrew N Bosch
This study aimed to compare and determine the differences in the physiological, anthropometric and training characteristics of the finishers (FIN) and non-finishers (N-FIN) in a 161-km race. Two groups of runners (FIN; N=12 and N-FIN; N=14) completed a series of anthropometric and physiological measurements over two separate sessions at least three weeks prior to the race. Training sessions starting from six weeks prior to the race were recorded. Sum of 7 skinfolds, arm and calf girths, VO2max and peak treadmill speed (PTS) were taken during session 1 while the lactate threshold (LT) and running economy (RE) were assessed during session 2...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965989/simultaneous-analysis-of-perfluoroalkyl-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-including-ultrashort-chain-c2-and-c3-compounds-in-rain-and-river-water-samples-by-ultra-performance-convergence-chromatography
#6
Leo W Y Yeung, Christopher Stadey, Scott A Mabury
An analytical method using ultra performance convergence chromatography (UPC(2)) coupled to a tandem mass spectrometer operated in negative electrospray mode was developed to measure perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) including the ultrashort-chain PFASs (C2-C3). Compared to the existing liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method using an ion exchange column, the new method has a lower detection limit (0.4pg trifluoroacetate (TFA) on-column), narrower peak width (3-6s), and a shorter run time (8min)...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964272/ultra-high-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-as-a-separation-tool-for-fusarium-mycotoxins-and-their-modified-forms
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Marthe De Boevre, Christof Van Poucke, Emmanuel Njumbe Ediage, Dana Vanderputten, Anita Van Landschoot, Sarah De Saeger
A simple, reliable method for the detection of free and modified Fusarium mycotoxins in beer using state-of-the-art ultra-high-performance supercritical fluid chromatography (UHPSFC) with low-resolution tandem MS (MS/MS) is presented in this paper. The UHPSFC-MS/MS method was developed for nivalenol, deoxynivalenol, 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol, 3-acetyl-deoxynivalenol, deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside, HT-2 toxin, T-2 toxin, T-2 toxin-3-glucoside, neosolaniol, diacetoxyscirpenol, zearalenone, α-zearalenol, and β-zearalenol and their internal standards deepoxy-deoxynivalenol and zearalanone...
October 2, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955243/the-effect-of-a-100-km-ultra-marathon-under-freezing-conditions-on-selected-immunological-and-hematological-parameters
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Alena Žákovská, Beat Knechtle, Daniela Chlíbková, Marie Miličková, Thomas Rosemann, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
Although moderate exercise is beneficial for the human body and its immune system, exhaustive ultra-endurance performance in cold conditions might be harmful. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a 100-km ultra-marathon under cold conditions (temperatures from -1°C to +1°C) on selected immunological, biochemical and hematological parameters. Participants were 15 runners (12 men and three women, age 40.3 ± 9.7 years, body mass 67.3 ± 9.0 kg and body height 1.74 ± 0.10 m, mean ± standard deviation)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926704/chromatographic-properties-of-minimal-aspect-ratio-monolithic-silica-columns
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Takeshi Hara, Shunta Futagami, Wim De Malsche, Sebastiaan Eeltink, Herman Terryn, Gino V Baron, Gert Desmet
We report on a study wherein we synthesized TMOS-based silica monolithic skeletons in capillaries with an i.d. of 5 and 10 μm to produce skeleton structures with very low capillary-to-domain size aspect-ratios. These structures include the absolute minimal aspect-ratio case of a monolithic structure whose cross-section only contains a single node point. With domain-sized based reduced plate heights running as low as hmin = 1.3-1.5 for retained coumarin dyes providing a retention factor of k = 0.6-1.0, the study confirms the classic observation that ultralow aspect ratio columns generate a markedly lower dispersion than columns with a larger aspect ratio made in the past by Knox, Jorgenson, and Kennedy for the packed bed of spheres, but now for silica monoliths...
October 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918652/investigation-of-pump-compatibility-of-fast-acting-insulin-aspart-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes
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Eric Zijlstra, Marek Demissie, Tina Graungaard, Tim Heise, Leszek Nosek, Bruce Bode
BACKGROUND: Ultra-fast-acting insulins, such as fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart), have pharmacokinetic properties that may be advantageous for patients using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), provided that they are compatible with and safe to use in CSII. METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, actively controlled trial evaluating compatibility, efficacy, and safety of faster aspart in adults with type 1 diabetes using their own MiniMed Paradigm pump with Quick-Set or Silhouette infusion sets...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915937/ultra-high-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-procedure-for-analysis-of-monosaccharides-from-plant-gum-binders
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Volodymyr Pauk, Tomáš Pluháček, Vladimír Havlíček, Karel Lemr
The ultra-high performance supercritical fluid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UHPSFC/MS) procedure for analysis of native monosaccharides was developed. Chromatographic conditions were investigated to separate a mixture of four hexoses, three pentoses, two deoxyhexoses and two uronic acids. Increasing water content in methanol modifier to 5% and formic acid to 4% improved peak shapes of neutral monosaccharides and allowed complete elution of highly polar uronic acids in a single run. An Acquity HSS C18SB column outperformed other three tested stationary phases (BEH (silica), BEH 2-ethylpyridine, CSH Fluoro-Phenyl) in terms of separation of isomers and analysis time (4...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910391/different-rates-of-spontaneous-mutation-of-chloroplastic-and-nuclear-viroids-as-determined-by-high-fidelity-ultra-deep-sequencing
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Amparo López-Carrasco, Cristina Ballesteros, Vicente Sentandreu, Sonia Delgado, Selma Gago-Zachert, Ricardo Flores, Rafael Sanjuán
Mutation rates vary by orders of magnitude across biological systems, being higher for simpler genomes. The simplest known genomes correspond to viroids, subviral plant replicons constituted by circular non-coding RNAs of few hundred bases. Previous work has revealed an extremely high mutation rate for chrysanthemum chlorotic mottle viroid, a chloroplast-replicating viroid. However, whether this is a general feature of viroids remains unclear. Here, we have used high-fidelity ultra-deep sequencing to determine the mutation rate in a common host (eggplant) of two viroids, each representative of one family: the chloroplastic eggplant latent viroid (ELVd, Avsunviroidae) and the nuclear potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd, Pospiviroidae)...
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888677/quantitation-of-lanosterol-in-the-vitreous-humor-of-rabbits-after-ocular-administration-of-lanosterol-thermogel-formulation-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-with-the-electrospray-ionization-mode
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Lei Lv, Dan Li, Hui Wang, Chengjian Li, Xian Qian, Heng-Tao Dong, Jianguo Sun, Liang Zhao
Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide affecting tens of millions of people. Here, we report a simple, rapid, sensitive and specific method by ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with the electrospray ionization mode (UPLC-ESI-MS/MS) for quantitation of lanosterol, a possible effective drug for cataracts, in the vitreous humor of rabbits after ocular administration. The injected lanosterol was prepared by dispersing lanosterol molecules into the poly-(dl-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly-(dl-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) thermogel solution...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886579/development-validation-and-clinical-pharmacokinetic-application-of-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneously-determining-a-novel-recombinant-hirudin-derivative-neorudin-and-its-active-metabolite-in-human-serum
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xiaona Dong, Zhiyun Meng, Jide Jin, Ruolan Gu, Guifang Dou
Recombinant Neorudin (EPR-hirudin, EH), a novel, low-bleeding anticoagulant fusion protein, has been developed as an inactive prodrug that is converted to an active metabolite, hirudin variant 2-Lys47 (HV2), at the thrombus site and is undergoing Phase I clinical trials in China. The goal of our present research was to establish a novel ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method for simultaneously quantifying EH and HV2 in human serum. Furthermore, the method was used in clinical pharmacokinetic study after validation...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869746/physiological-intensity-profile-exercise-load-and-performance-predictors-of-a-65-km-mountain-ultra-marathon
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Alessandro Fornasiero, Aldo Savoldelli, Damiano Fruet, Gennaro Boccia, Barbara Pellegrini, Federico Schena
The aims of the study were to describe the physiological profile of a 65-km (4000-m cumulative elevation gain) running mountain ultra-marathon (MUM) and to identify predictors of MUM performance. Twenty-three amateur trail-runners performed anthropometric evaluations and an uphill graded exercise test (GXT) for VO2max, ventilatory thresholds (VTs), power outputs (PMax, PVTs) and heart rate response (HRmax, HR@VTs). Heart rate (HR) was monitored during the race and intensity was expressed as: Zone I (<VT1), Zone II (VT1-VT2), Zone III (>VT2) for exercise load calculation (training impulse, TRIMP)...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859414/physiological-and-biomechanical-mechanisms-of-distance-specific-human-running-performance
#16
M A Thompson
Running events range from 60-m sprints to ultra-marathons covering 100 miles or more, which presents an interesting diversity in terms of the parameters for successful performance. Here, we review the physiological and biomechanical variations underlying elite human running performance in sprint to ultramarathon distances. Maximal running speeds observed in sprint disciplines are achieved by high vertical ground reaction forces applied over short contact times. To create this high force output, sprint events rely heavily on anaerobic metabolism, as well as a high number and large cross-sectional area of type II fibers in the leg muscles...
August 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855124/towards-a-routine-application-of-top-down-approaches-for-label-free-discovery-workflows
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Pierre-Olivier Schmit, Jerome Vialaret, Hans J C T Wessels, Alain J van Gool, Sylvain Lehmann, Audrey Gabelle, Jason Wood, Marshall Bern, Rainer Paape, Detlev Suckau, Gary Kruppa, Christophe Hirtz
Thanks to proteomics investigations, our vision of the role of different protein isoforms in the pathophysiology of diseases has largely evolved. The idea that protein biomarkers like tau, amyloid peptides, ApoE, cystatin, or neurogranin are represented in body fluids as single species is obviously over-simplified, as most proteins are present in different isoforms and subjected to numerous processing and post-translational modifications. Measuring the intact mass of proteins by MS has the advantage to provide information on the presence and relative amount of the different proteoforms...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843937/determination-of-protein-unbound-active-rifampicin-in-serum-by-ultrafiltration-and-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-uv-detection-a-method-suitable-for-standard-and-high-doses-of-rifampicin
#18
Eleonora W J van Ewijk-Beneken Kolmer, Marga J A Teulen, Erik C A van den Hombergh, Nielka E van Erp, Lindsey H M Te Brake, Rob E Aarnoutse
Rifampicin is the most important antibiotic in use for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Preclinical and clinical data suggest that higher doses of rifampicin, resulting in disproportionally higher systemic exposures to the drug, are more effective. Serum concentrations of rifampicin are the intermediary link between the dose administered and eventual response and only protein-unbound (free) rifampicin is pharmacologically active. The objective of this work was to develop an ultra performance liquid chromatography assay for protein-unbound rifampicin in serum with ultrafiltration, carried out at a sample temperature of 37°C, suitable for measurement of concentrations achieved after currently used and higher doses of rifampicin...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843557/development-and-validation-of-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatographic-high-resolution-q-orbitrap-mass-spectrometric-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-steroidal-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-in-aquatic-matrices
#19
Steve Huysman, Lieven Van Meulebroek, Francis Vanryckeghem, Herman Van Langenhove, Kristof Demeestere, Lynn Vanhaecke
The lack of adequate strategies for monitoring endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in the aquatic environment is emphasized in the European Water Framework Directive. In this context, a new UHPLC-HR-Q-Orbirtrap-MS multi-residue method was developed for the simultaneous measurement of 70 steroidal EDCs in two aquatic matrices, i.e. sea and fresh water. First, an instrumental APCI-UHPLC-HR-Q-Orbitrap-MS was devised for separating and detecting the EDC isomers and mass analogues, within 12.5 min per run. Next, an appropriate extraction was statistically optimised using a three-strep workflow (95% confidence interval, p > 0...
September 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825873/an-intelligent-ffr-with-a-self-adjustable-ventilation-fan
#20
Song Zhou, Hui Li, Shengnan Shen, Siyu Li, Wei Wang, Xiaotie Zhang, James Yang
This article presents an intelligent Filtering Facepiece Respirator (FFR) with a self-adjustable ventilation fan for improved comfort. The ventilation fan with an intelligent control aims to reduce temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 concentrations inside the facepiece. Compared with a previous version of the FFR, the advantage of this new FFR is the intelligent control of the fan's rotation speed based on the change in temperature and relative humidity in the FFR dead space. The design of the control system utilizes an 8-bit, ultra-low power STC15W404AS microcontroller (HongJin technology, Shenzhen, China), and adopts a high-precision AM2320 device (AoSong electronic, Guangzhou, China) as temperature and relative humidity sensor so that control of temperature and relative humidity is realized in real time within the FFR dead space...
November 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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