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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531995/scavenging-free-radicals-and-soaring-osteoinduction-by-extra-cellular-matrix-protein-based-nanocomposites-on-degenerative-bone-treatments
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Kavitha Kandiah, Navaneethan Duraisamy, Vinoth Amirthalingam, Balagurunathan Ramasamy
A number of materials are now available to alleviate the ever-growing bone disruption. However, these are inadequate and inappropriate for addressing issues associated natural process of aging and degeneration of bone due to diseases. This study advances the existing material and offers more privileged and synergistically active remedy for these conditions. Here, they are three different nano-composites prepared such as nano-TiO2 with chitosan (TC), nano-TiO2 with chondroitin 4-sulfate (TG), and nano-TiO2 with chitosan and chondroitin 4-sulfate (TCG), whereas nano-TiO2 act as a control...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528955/potential-therapeutic-activity-of-phlogacanthus-thyrsiformis-hardow-mabb-flower-extract-and-its-biofabricated-silver-nanoparticles-against-chemically-induced-urolithiasis-in-male-wistar-rats
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Poppy Das, Kiran Kumar, Arunai Nambiraj, Reshma Rajan, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja M
Urolithiasis is a painful disorder in which stones are formed in the kidney, bladder or urethra. There are no proper therapeutic treatments available for kidney stones and people suffering from larger stones have to undergo surgery which has many side effects. A natural remedy with therapeutic effects that can dissipate and remove even the larger stones would eliminate the need of a surgery and the risks associated with it. The flowers of Phlogacanthus thyrsiformis used in culinary recipes in the north eastern India are also widely used as a folklore medicine for the treatment of kidney stones and liver disorders...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528654/natural-radionuclides-and-stable-elements-in-weaver-ants-oecophylla-smaragdina-from-tropical-northern-australia
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Peter Medley, Che Doering, Fiona Evans, Andreas Bollhöfer
Natural radionuclides and stable elements were measured in weaver ants, leaves and soils collected from three sites in tropical northern Australia. Radionuclide concentration ratios for ants relative to soil were derived from the measurements and used to refine the current environmental radiological assessment for remediation of Ranger uranium mine. Use of site-specific concentration ratios for weaver ants gave a more conservative estimate of environmental exposure to the arthropod wildlife group than use of default concentration ratios in the ERICA Tool...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526789/a-novel-iron-dependent-enzyme-that-catalyzes-the-initial-step-in-the-biodegradation-of-n-nitroglycine-by-variovorax-sp-strain-js1663
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Kristina M Mahan, Hangping Zheng, Tekle T Fida, Ronald J Parry, David E Graham, Jim C Spain
Nitramines are key constituents of most of the explosives in current use and consequently contaminate soil and groundwater at many military facilities around the world. Toxicity from nitramine contamination poses a health risk to plants and animals, thus understanding how nitramines are biodegraded is critical to environmental remediation. The biodegradation of synthetic nitramine compounds such as hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5- triazine (RDX) has been studied for decades, but little is known about the catabolism of naturally produced nitramine compounds...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525709/sensory-and-behavioral-responses-of-a-model-fish-to-oil-sands-process-affected-water-with-and-without-treatment
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Megan Reichert, Brian Blunt, Tia Gabruch, Tanja Zerulla, Allison Ralph, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Bruce R Sutherland, Keith Tierney
If oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) is to be returned to the environment, a desire is that it not adversely affect aquatic life. We investigated whether a relevant model fish (rainbow trout; Oncorhynchus mykiss) could detect OSPW using its olfactory sense (smell), and whether exposure to it would result in behavioural changes. We also investigated whether ozonation of OSPW, which lowers the concentration of organic compounds attributed with toxicity (naphthenic acids), would ameliorate any observed adverse effects...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508427/evaluation-of-benefit-and-tolerability-of-iqp-cl-101-xanthofen-in-the-symptomatic-improvement-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Felix Alt, Pee-Win Chong, Emily Teng, Ralf Uebelhack
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder of unknown aetiology. There is currently no known cure, and pharmacological interventions are usually targeting symptomatic relief, where natural and herbal remedies also play a role. This study aimed to evaluate the benefit and tolerability of IQP-CL-101 in symptomatic IBS relief. A double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted over 8 weeks. A total of 99 subjects fulfilling ROME-III criteria for IBS were randomised into two groups, given either two IQP-CL-101 softgels or matching placebo twice daily before main meals...
May 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504182/oil-water-interfaces-of-guar-gum-based-biopolymer-hydrogels-and-application-to-their-separation
#7
Lei Dai, Baobin Wang, Xingye An, Liqiang Zhang, Avik Khan, Yonghao Ni
Oily wastewater treatment has become a significant research subject due to potential environmental related applications, e.g., oil spill remedy process. In this paper, a natural polymer based hydrogel, prepared from guar gum (GG) and metaborate, was coated onto a stainless steel mesh, and the as-prepared hydrogel-coated material was applied for oil/water separation. The strong hydrophilic GG hydrogel imparted excellent underwater oleophobicity and ultra-low oil adhesion. The results proved that the as-prepared GG hydrogel-coated material possessed excellent self-cleaning property and high oil/water separation efficiency...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503260/dynamics-of-hexavalent-chromium-in-four-types-of-aquaculture-ponds-and-its-effects-on-the-morphology-and-behavior-of-cultured-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822
#8
Moshood Keke Mustapha
Hexavalent chromium is a bio accumulative toxic metal in water and fish. It enters aquaculture ponds mainly through anthropogenic sources. Hexavalent chromium concentrations and its effects on the morphology and behavior of Clarias gariepinus were investigated from four aquaculture ponds for 12 weeks. Chromium was measured using diphenyl carbohdrazide method; alkalinity and hardness were measured using colometric method and analyzed with Bench Photometer. Temperature and pH were measured using pH/EC/TDS/Temp combined tester...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503224/psychometric-properties-of-the-belief-about-medicines-questionnaire-bmq-in-the-maltese-language
#9
Ingrid Gatt, Lorna M West, Neville Calleja, Charles Briffa, Maria Cordina
BACKGROUND: Investigating beliefs about medicines has been of interest over the past years, with studies aiming to better understand theoretical reasons behind development of such beliefs. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to produce a culturally and contextually appropriate version of the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ) in the Maltese language and to assess its psychometric properties. METHODS: Medication beliefs were evaluated using the BMQ which is divided into two sections: BMQ-General (sub-scales: Overuse and Harm, 4 items per sub-scale) and BMQ-Specific (sub-scales: Necessity and Concerns, 5 items per sub-scale)...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502904/src-and-syk-contribute-to-the-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-achyranthes-aspera-ethanolic-extract
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Jeong-Ook Lee, Woo Seok Yang, Jae Gwang Park, Deok Jeong, Han Gyung Kim, Kee Dong Yoon, Adithan Aravinthan, Jong-Hoon Kim, Eunji Kim, Jae Youl Cho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) plays pivotal roles in inflammation. Src and Syk are two tyrosine kinases that act upstream of NF-κB signaling. Although Achyranthes aspera L. (A. aspera) has been used as a traditional medicine to treat fevers and inflammatory ailments and heal wounds, the molecular mechanisms of its anti-inflammatory actions are not yet fully understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of A...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499221/a-water-quality-management-strategy-for-regionally-protected-water-through-health-risk-assessment-and-spatial-distribution-of-heavy-metal-pollution-in-3-marine-reserves
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Yinan Zhang, Chunli Chu, Tong Li, Shengguo Xu, Lei Liu, Meiting Ju
Severe water pollution and resource scarcity is a major problem in China, where it is necessary to establish water quality-oriented monitoring and intelligent watershed management. In this study, an effective watershed management method is explored, in which water quality is first assessed using the heavy metal pollution index and the human health risk index, and then by classifying the pollution and management grade based on cluster analysis and GIS visualization. Three marine reserves in Tianjin were selected and analyzed, namely the Tianjin Ancient Coastal Wetland National Nature Reserve (Qilihai Natural Reserve), the Tianjin DaShentang Oyster Reef National Marine Special Reserve (DaShentang Reserve), and the Tianjin Coastal Wetland National Marine Special Reserve (BinHai Wetland Reserve) which is under construction...
May 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494398/oil-uptake-by-plant-based-sorbents-and-its-biodegradation-by-their-naturally-associated-microorganisms
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Narjes Dashti, Nedaa Ali, Majida Khanafer, Samir S Radwan
The plant waste-products, wheat straw, corn-cobs and sugarcane bagasse took up respectively, 190, 110 and 250% of their own weights crude oil. The same materials harbored respectively, 3.6 × 10(5), 8.5 × 10(3) and 2.3 × 10(6) g(-1) cells of hydrocarbonoclastic microorganisms, as determined by a culture-dependent method. The molecular, culture-independent analysis revealed that the three materials were associated with microbial communities comprising genera known for their hydrocarbonoclastic activity...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488466/the-removal-of-chlorinated-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-from-water-using-reactive-activated-carbon-the-influence-of-synthesis-factors-and-reaction-environments
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Zhang Wei, Xiao Ting, Liu Nuo, Ying Weichi
In this work, granular activated carbon composite incorporated with nanoscale zerovalent iron particles (reactive activated carbon, RAC) was synthesized by the liquid phase precipitation method and used to remove chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) from water. The influence of synthesis factors, such as base carbon types and annealing treatment temperature, and environmental factors, such as molecular structure of CAHs, common ionic species and natural organic matter, on the removal capacities of RAC for CAHs were investigated...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487979/trail-mutant-membrane-penetrating-peptide-alike-mur6-tr-enhances-the-antitumor-effects-of-trail-in-pancreatic-carcinoma-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Lei Sun, Chen Chen, Aijing Zhu, Ying Huang, Hong Zhu, Cheng Yi
To remedy the drug resistance of natural tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) and enhance its antitumor effects, we prepared a type of TRAIL mutant membrane penetrating peptide alike (TMPPA)‑TRAIL mutant R6 (MuR6-TR) by mutating the N‑terminal of the soluble TRAIL gene sequence. The expressed MuR6‑TR protein was purified to treat pancreatic carcinoma cell lines BxPC‑3 and PANC‑1. The inhibitory effects on the proliferation of BxPC‑3 and PANC‑1 cells was assessed with CCK‑8 assay and compared with natural TRAIL...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486742/from-pharmacognosia-to-dna-based-medicinal-plant-authentication-pharmacognosy-through-the-centuries
#15
Michael Heinrich, Sabine Anagnostou
For centuries, pharmacognosy was essential for the identification, quality, purity, and, until the end of the 18th century, even for the efficacy of medicinal plants. Since the 19th century, it concentrated on authenticity, purity, quality and the analysis of active substances, and was established as an academic branch discipline within pharmacy and continuously developed into a modern, highly sophisticated science. Even though the paradigm in pharmacy changed in the 19th century with the discovery of morphine and concentrated on single substances that could be synthesized fast by the upcoming industry, medicinal plants always remained an important element of the Materia medica, and during the last decades, medicinal plants continue to be a source of remedies, and natural products are an inspiration for new medicine...
May 9, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482257/development-of-phosphate-rock-integrated-with-iron-amendment-for-simultaneous-immobilization-of-zn-and-cr-vi-in-an-electroplating-contaminated-soil
#16
Ling Zhao, Zhenliang Ding, Jingke Sima, Xiaoyun Xu, Xinde Cao
This study aims to develop an amendment for simultaneous immobilization of Zn and Cr(VI) in an abandoned electroplating contaminated soil. Nature phosphate rock was first activated with oxalic acid (O-PR) and then combined with FeSO4 or zero-valent iron (ZVI) for immobilization of Zn and Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions. Finally, the optimized approach showing the highest immobilization ability in solution was applied in an electroplating contaminated soil. The O-PR combined with FeSO4 was more effective in simultaneously removing Zn and Cr(VI) than the O-PR integrated with ZVI within the tested solution pH range of 5...
May 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481239/anti-inflammatory-activity-and-structure-activity-relationships-of-brominated-indoles-from-a-marine-mollusc
#17
Tarek B Ahmad, David Rudd, Joshua Smith, Michael Kotiw, Peter Mouatt, Lisa M Seymour, Lei Liu, Kirsten Benkendorff
Marine molluscs are rich in biologically active natural products that provide new potential sources of anti-inflammatory agents. Here we used bioassay guided fractionation of extracts from the muricid Dicathais orbita to identify brominated indoles with anti-inflammatory activity, based on the inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) and tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in calcium ionophore-stimulated 3T3 ccl-92 fibroblasts. Muricid brominated indoles were then compared to a range of synthetic indoles to determine structure-activity relationships...
May 6, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467036/hydrothermal-carbon-mediated-fenton-like-reaction-mechanism-in-the-degradation-of-alachlor-direct-electron-transfer-from-hydrothermal-carbon-to-fe-iii
#18
Yaxin Qin, Lizhi Zhang, Taicheng An
As Fenton systems suffer from the undesirable Fe(III)/Fe(II) cycle, great efforts were made to realize the effective reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II). The effects of hydrothermal carbon (HTC) on the Fe(III)/H2O2 Fenton-like reaction and the subsequent degradation of alachlor in water was systematically investigated, and the results indicated that HTC could enhance alachlor degradation in Fe(III)/H2O2 by promoting the Fe(III)/Fe(II) cycle via electron transfer from HTC to Fe(III) ions. The apparent alachlor degradation rate constant in the HTC-G/Fe(III)/H2O2 system (7...
May 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464485/education-preferences-of-people-with-gout-exploring-differences-between-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-peoples-from-rural-and-urban-locations
#19
Gareth J Treharne, Aimee C Richardson, Tia Neha, Niamh Fanning, Ronald Janes, Ben Hudson, Andrea Judd, Suzanne Pitama, Lisa K Stamp
OBJECTIVES: Gout typically responds well to medications but adherence might be improved by education that meets individuals' needs in a way that is inclusive of their ethnicity and rurality. The aim of this study was to compare educational preferences of: 1) Māori and New Zealand European (NZEuropean) individuals with gout; and 2) those living in rural or urban areas. METHODS: People with gout managed in primary care were recruited from two rural regions and one city within Aotearoa/New Zealand...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458060/a-novel-concept-in-ground-water-quality-management-towards-function-specific-screening-values
#20
Frank A Swartjes, Piet F Otte
This paper is meant to initiate and feed the discussion on a more sophisticated procedure for the derivation and use of groundwater screening values (GSVs). To this purpose, the possibilities and tools for the derivation of function specific GSVs, i.e., GSVs that depend on the actual contact of humans and ecosystems with groundwater and groundwater-related mediums, are elaborated in this study. Application of GSVs geared to the specific use and function of specific groundwater volumes could result in a more effective and cost-efficient groundwater quality management, without compromising the protection of human health and the ecosystem...
April 21, 2017: Water Research
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