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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454300/gold-copper-bimetallic-nanoparticles-supported-on-nano-p-zeolite-modified-carbon-paste-electrode-as-an-efficient-electrocatalyst-and-sensitive-sensor-for-determination-of-hydrazine
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Fatemeh Amiripour, Seyed Naser Azizi, Shahram Ghasemi
In this report, a facile, efficient and low cost electrochemical sensor based on bimetallic Au-Cu nanoparticles supported on P nanozeolite modified carbon paste electrode (Au-Cu/NPZ/CPE) was constructed and its efficiency for determination of hydrazine in trace level was studied. For this purpose, agro waste material, stem sweep ash (SSA) was employed as the starting material (silica source) for the synthesis of nano P zeolite (NPZ). After characterization of the synthesized NPZ by analytical instruments (scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy), construction of Au-Cu/NPZ/CPE was performed by three steps procedure involving preparation of nano P zeolite modified carbon paste electrode (NPZ/CPE), introducing Cu +2 ions into nano zeolite structure by ion exchange and electrochemical reduction of Cu +2 ions upon applying constant potential...
February 5, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454298/is-the-biparietal-diameter-of-fetuses-in-late-gestation-too-variable-to-predict-readiness-for-cesarean-section-in-dogs
#2
K G M De Cramer, J O Nöthling
Correct assessment of readiness for cesarean section is essential for timing elective cesarean section during late pregnancy in the bitch. In humans, biparietal diameter is sufficiently precise and accurate and used in a clinical setting daily. The objectives of this study were to determine whether fetal biparietal diameter in late gestation in the dog could be used to predict readiness for cesarean section by having reached a minimum cut-off value and to correlate the biparietal diameter to birth weight. The biparietal diameter of 208 puppies in 34 litters from 31 English bulldog bitches and 660 puppies in 78 litters from 70 Boerboel bitches were measured immediately after delivery by cesarean section, performed at full term, using digital calipers...
February 10, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454297/intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-of-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-with-stored-epididymal-spermatozoa-in-camel-camelus-dromedarius-effect-of-exogenous-activation-on-in-vitro-embryo-development
#3
Nisar A Wani, Seungbum Hong
Experiments were conducted to investigate the development of in vitro matured camel oocytes after their intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with epididymal sperm collected from slaughtered male camels. Ovaries and testes were collected from a local slaughterhouse in normal saline solution (NSS) at 37 °C and on ice (0-1 °C), respectively. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) aspirated from the follicles were randomly distributed to 4-well culture plates (20-25 COCs/well) containing 500 μL of maturation medium and cultured at 38...
February 8, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454296/effect-of-multiple-low-dose-pgf-2-%C3%AE-injections-on-the-mature-corpus-luteum-in-non-pregnant-bitches
#4
Eyyup H Ucar, Hayrettin Cetin, Mehmet O Atli
This study investigated molecular regulation in the canine corpus luteums/corpora lutea (CL) following multiple low-dose prostaglandin F 2 alpha (PGF 2 α) injections in non-pregnant bitches around 30-35 days after ovulation. The CL were obtained by ovariohysterectomy 1 h after the last PGF 2 α injection. The subjects were divided into the following groups: control (no PGF 2 α injection, n = 4), one PGF 2 α injection (injection at 0 h, 1PGF, n = 4), two PGF 2 α injection (injection at 0 and 8 h, 2PGF, n = 4), and three PGF 2 α injection (injection at 0, 8 and 24 h, 3PGF, n = 4)...
February 14, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454295/synthetic-and-genetically-encoded-fluorescent-neural-activity-indicators
#5
REVIEW
Claire Deo, Luke D Lavis
The ultimate goal of neuroscience is to relate the complex activity of cells and cell-networks to behavior and cognition. This requires tools and techniques to visualize neuronal activity. Fluorescence microscopy is an ideal tool to measure activity of cells in the brain due to the high sensitivity of the technique and the growing portfolio of optical hardware and fluorescent sensors. Here, we give a chemist's perspective on the recent progress of fluorescent activity indicators that enable the measurement of cellular events in the living brain...
February 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454293/health-professions-faculty-beliefs-confidence-use-and-perceptions-of-organizational-culture-and-readiness-for-ebp-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-survey
#6
Kerry A Milner, Holly B Bradley, Tammy Lampley
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an essential skill and ethical obligation for all practicing health professions clinicians because of its strong association with improved health outcomes. Emerging evidence suggests that faculty who prepare these clinicians lack proficiency to teach EBP. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe; 1) health profession faculty beliefs about and confidence in their ability to teach and implement EBP, 2) use of EBP for education, 3) organizational culture and readiness for EBP; and to determine whether relationships exist among these variables...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454292/the-nursification-of-a-bioscience-unit-and-its-impact-on-student-satisfaction-and-learning-in-an-undergraduate-nursing-degree
#7
Sheila Mortimer-Jones, Catherine Fetherston
Undergraduate nursing students traditionally find bioscience difficult, which can be compounded by an inability to relate bioscience theory to nursing practice. Subsequently, many registered nurses feel they lack knowledge in this area. Several studies have identified this problem and focused on the importance of linking bioscience theory in undergraduate nursing curricula to clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess whether nursification (the active association of a subject with nursing theory and practice) of the bioscience content of a first year, first semester unit impacts on the students' learning experience...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454291/de-novo-transcriptome-of-the-pallial-gland-of-the-date-mussel-lithophaga-lithophaga
#8
Urška Sivka, Nataša Toplak, Simon Koren, Jernej Jakše
Lithophaga lithophaga is a rock-boring bivalve with an ability to dissolve carbonate substrata with its siphonal and pallial gland secretions. However, the molecular mechanism that enables this species to bore into calcareous rocks is not yet known. In order to identify genes potentially involved in chemical boring we performed transcriptome sequencing of pallial-gland tissue samples of L. lithophaga. Transcriptome sequencing using an Ion Torrent platform generated 60.563 million clean reads with an average read length of 96 bp...
February 6, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454290/ligand-based-computer-aided-drug-design-reveals-new-tropomycin-receptor-kinase-a-trka-inhibitors
#9
Rand Shahin, Iman Mansi, Lubna Swellmeen, Tahani Alwidyan, Nabil Al-Hashimi, Yaser Al-Qarar'h, Omar Shaheen
Targeting tropomycin kinase A (TrkA) by small molecule inhibitors is considered as a promising strategy for treating several human cancers. To achieve this goal, a ligand based QSAR model was applied using the Discovery studio 4.5 (DS 4.5). Hence, a total list of 161 TrkA inhibitors was investigated. The TrkA inhibitors were extensively explored to detect their optimal physicochemical properties and pharmacophoric binding modes, which were converted into numeric descriptors and allowed to compete within the context of the Genetic Function Algorithm (GFA) approximations to find the subset of terms that correlates best with the activity...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454289/walking-speed-measurement-with-an-ambient-measurement-system-ams-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-walking-impairment
#10
Francois Bethoux, Jonathan S Varsanik, Timothy W Chevalier, Elkan F Halpern, Darlene Stough, Zebadiah M Kimmel
BACKGROUND: Walking speed is an important measure of gait impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS). The clinical assessment of walking speed requires dedicated time, space, and personnel, and may not accurately gauge real-world performance. The term "Ambient Measurement System" (AMS) refers to a new class of device that passively measures walking speed at home, without the need for dedicated space or specialized setup. This study compared an AMS, Echo5D, versus in-clinic standard measures of walking speed on a straight path...
February 8, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454286/the-vasodilatory-effect-of-allopurinol-mediates-its-antihypertensive-effect-effects-on-calcium-movement-and-cardiac-hemodynamics
#11
Hany M El-Bassossy, Mona F Mahmoud, Basma G Eid
Despite the reported reduction in blood pressure in hypertensive patients treated with allopurinol, the mechanism of the allopurinol hypotensive effect is still unclear. In the current study, the hypotensive effect of allopurinol has been fully investigated in hypertensive rats. Hypertension was induced in rats by angiotensin II (120 ng/min/kg) infusion for two weeks. Rats were then subjected to real-time recording of blood pressure, left ventricular pressure and volume and surface ECG. After 10 min of basal recording, allopurinol was slowly injected into the femoral vein with a dose of 10 μmole/kg...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454283/investigating-antibiotics-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-microbial-contaminants-in-groundwater-in-relation-to-the-proximity-of-urban-areas
#12
Edina Szekeres, Cecilia Maria Chiriac, Andreea Baricz, Tiberiu Szőke-Nagy, Ildiko Lung, Maria-Loredana Soran, Knut Rudi, Nicolae Dragos, Cristian Coman
Groundwater is an essential public and drinking water supply and its protection is a goal for global policies. Here, we investigated the presence and prevalence of antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), mobile genetic elements (MGEs), and microbial contamination in groundwater environments at various distances from urban areas. Antibiotic concentrations ranged from below detection limit to 917 ng/L, being trimethoprim, macrolide, and sulfonamide the most abundant antibiotic classes. A total of eleven ARGs (aminoglycoside, β-lactam, chloramphenicol, Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin B - MLSB, sulfonamide, and tetracycline), one antiseptic resistance gene, and two MGEs were detected by qPCR with relative abundances ranging from 6...
February 14, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454281/probing-the-%C3%AE-pocket-of-the-active-site-of-human-liver-glycogen-phosphorylase-with-3-c-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranosyl-5-4-substituted-phenyl-1-2-4-triazole-inhibitors
#13
Efthimios Kyriakis, Theodora G A Solovou, Sándor Kun, Katalin Czifrák, Béla Szőcs, László Juhász, Éva Bokor, George A Stravodimos, Anastassia L Kantsadi, Demetra S M Chatzileontiadou, Vassiliki T Skamnaki, László Somsák, Demetres D Leonidas
Human liver glycogen phosphorylase (hlGP), a key enzyme in glycogen metabolism, is a valid pharmaceutical target for the development of new anti-hyperglycaemic agents for type 2 diabetes. Inhibitor discovery studies have focused on the active site and in particular on glucopyranose based compounds with a β-1 substituent long enough to exploit interactions with a cavity adjacent to the active site, termed the β-pocket. Recently, C-β-d-glucopyranosyl imidazoles and 1, 2, 4-triazoles proved to be the best known glucose derived inhibitors of hlGP...
February 12, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454278/towards-a-better-understanding-on-mercury-adsorption-by-magnetic-bio-adsorbents-with-%C3%AE-fe-2-o-3-from-pinewood-sawdust-derived-hydrochar-influence-of-atmosphere-in-heat-treatment
#14
Huabin Wang, Yong Liu, Jerosha Ifthikar, Lerong Shi, Aimal Khan, Zhulei Chen, Zhuqi Chen
Pyrolysis under protective atmosphere was regarded as an indispensable process for the preparation of biomass-based adsorbents to achieve higher surface areas. In this paper, magnetic carbon composites (MCC) that fabricated under air atmosphere showed an adsorption capacity of 167.22 mg/g in 200 ppm Hg(II), which was significantly higher than magnetic biochar (MBC, 31.80 mg/g) that fabricated under traditional nitrogen protection, and this remarkable performance of MCC was consistent in a wide range of pHs...
February 6, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454277/nitrogen-removal-enhancement-using-lactic-acid-fermentation-products-from-food-waste-as-external-carbon-sources-performance-and-microbial-communities
#15
Jialing Tang, Xiaochang C Wang, Yisong Hu, Yunhui Pu, Jin Huang, Huu Hao Ngo, Yonggang Zeng, Yuyou Li
In this study, nitrogen removal using the lactic acid fermentation products from food waste and other external chemical carbon sources (sodium acetate, sodium lactate and starch) was investigated. Similar to sodium acetate and lactate, the lactic acid-enriched fermentation liquid from food waste (FLFW) exhibited a high denitrification rate (5.5 mg NO x -N/(g-VSS h)) and potential (0.16 g NO 3 - -N/g COD), and could achieve high NH 4 + -N and total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiencies during long-term operation...
February 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454276/use-of-mixed-wastewaters-from-piggery-and-winery-for-nutrient-removal-and-lipid-production-by-chlorella-sp-mm3
#16
Vimalkumar Ganeshkumar, Suresh R Subashchandrabose, Rajarathnam Dharmarajan, Kadiyala Venkateswarlu, Ravi Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj
The larger-scale generation of piggery and winery wastewaters and consequent eutrophication are quite alarming, necessitating the use of a cost-effective treatment. This study attempted to remediate wastewaters from piggery and winery mixed in the ratios of 20:80, 50:50, 80:20, 100:0 and 0:100, in terms of nutrient removal and subsequent lipid accumulation by soil microalga, Chlorella sp. MM3. The per cent removal of total nitrogen and phosphates by the alga from mixed wastewaters within 10-days ranged between 51 and 89 and 26-49, respectively...
February 6, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454275/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-undergoing-tibialis-posterior-transfer-is-acquired-pes-planus-a-complication
#17
Mira Pecheva, Adam Devany, Basil Nourallah, Steven Cutts, Chandra Pasapula
In this retrospective study, a series of 10 elective patients treated with transfer of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon for pes cavus and drop foot are described. Since TP transfer completely subtracts the role of this tendon, this cohort of patients provides an opportunity to examine the consequences of tibialis posterior (TP) deficiency. After a mean follow up period of 44.7 months, only one patient showed evidence of strain in the spring ligament but none of the patients in this series developed clinical or radiological evidence of planovalgus deformity...
November 22, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454274/a-multifaceted-coating-on-titanium-dictates-osteoimmunomodulation-and-osteo-angio-genesis-towards-ameliorative-osseointegration
#18
Long Bai, Zhibin Du, Jingjing Du, Wei Yao, Jiaming Zhang, Zeming Weng, Si Liu, Ya Zhao, Yanlian Liu, Xiangyu Zhang, Xiaobo Huang, Xiaohong Yao, Ross Crawford, Ruiqiang Hang, Di Huang, Bin Tang, Yin Xiao
A multifaceted coating for hard tissue implants, with favorable osteogenesis, angiogenesis, and osteoimmunomodulation abilities, would be of great value since it could improve osseointegration and alleviate prosthesis loosening. However, to date there are few coatings that fully satisfy these criteria. Herein we describe a microporous TiO 2 coating decorated with hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles that is generated by micro-arc oxidation of pure titanium (Ti) and followed annealing. By altering the annealing temperature, it is possible to simultaneously tune the coating's physical (morphology and wettability) and chemical (composites and crystallinity) properties...
February 6, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454272/dealing-with-the-nucleus-during-cell-migration
#19
REVIEW
Francisco J Calero-Cuenca, Cátia S Janota, Edgar R Gomes
The position of the nucleus within cells is a key event during cell migration. The movement and positioning of the nucleus strongly impacts cell migration. Notably, the last two years largely contributed to emphasise the dynamicity of the nucleus-cytoskeleton interactions that occur during cell migration. Nuclei are under continuous tension from opposing intracellular forces and its tether to the cytoskeleton can be regulated at different levels. Interestingly, it was showed how nuclear positioning is highly related to cell function...
February 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454264/development-and-validation-of-uplc-ms-ms-assay-for-quantification-of-cladrin-absolute-bioavailability-and-dose-proportionality-study-in-rats
#20
Mamunur Rashid, Sandeep K Singh, Mohd Yaseen Malik, Sadaf Jahan, Swati Chaturvedi, Isha Taneja, Kanumuri Sivarama Raju, Zaiba Naseem, J R Gayen, Muhammad Wahajuddin
Cladrin, an isoflavone is a major bioactive constituent found in stem bark of Butea monosperma with remarkable osteogenic activity. A speedy and sensitive UPLC coupled tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed, validated and successfully applied to bioavailability, blood partitioning, plasma protein binding, intravenous and multiple-dose oral pharmacokinetics of cladrin in rats. Separation was done on C18 column (5.0 μm, 4.6 × 50 mm) using mobile phase containing acetonitrile and 0.10% formic acid in the ratio of 65:35 (v/v) with 0...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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