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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324849/oil-loving-hydrophobic-gels-made-from-glycerol-propoxylate-efficient-and-reusable-sorbents-for-oil-spill-clean-up
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Soner Kizil, Hayal Bulbul Sonmez
Glycerol propoxylate based oil loving sorbents were prepared through bulk polymerization, without using of an activator, initiator, or catalyst. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), (13)C and (29)Si CPMAS nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), as well as elemental analysis and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) were operated in order to identify the structural and thermal features of sorbents. The synthesized gels were employed as absorbents for various organic solvents and oils. The swelling capacity, absorption-desorption kinetics, reusability, and selective removal from an oil/water mixture were also examined...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324509/human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-structures-and-g-quadruplex-interactive-compounds
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Clement Lin, Danzhou Yang
G-quadruplexes are noncanonical secondary structures formed in DNA sequences containing consecutive runs of guanines. It has been shown that the 3' G-rich single-stranded overhangs of human telomeres can form G-quadruplex structures, and the human telomeric DNA G-quadruplexes are considered attractive targets for anticancer drugs. G-quadruplex-interactive compounds have been shown to inhibit telomerase access as well as telomere capping. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful method in determining the G-quadruplex structures under physiologically relevant conditions...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323986/chronic-intranasal-insulin-does-not-affect-hepatic-lipids-but-lowers-circulating-bcaas-in-healthy-male-subjects
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Thomas Scherer, Peter Wolf, Sabina Smajis, Melania Gaggini, Martina Hackl, Amalia Gastaldelli, Peter Klimek, Elisa Einwallner, Rodrig Marculescu, Anton Luger, Clemens Fürnsinn, Siegfried Trattnig, Christoph Buettner, Martin Krššák, Michael Krebs
Context: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated circulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are common characteristics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In rodents, brain insulin signaling controls both hepatic triglyceride secretion and BCAA catabolism. Whether brain insulin signaling controls similar metabolic pathways in humans is unknown. Objective: Here we assessed if intranasal insulin, a method to preferentially deliver insulin to the central nervous system, is able to modulate hepatic lipid content and plasma BCAAs in humans...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323952/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-mufa-or-fiber-rich-diet-on-hepatic-fat-in-pre-diabetes
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Isabel Errazuriz, Simmi Dube, Michael Slama, Roberto Visentin, Sunita Nayar, Helen O'Connor, Claudio Cobelli, Swapan Kumar Das, Ananda Basu, Walter Karl Kremers, John Port, Rita Basu
Context: Increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and prediabetes worldwide has been attributed, at least in part, to a modern lifestyle, in particular, to an unhealthy diet. Objective: To evaluate whether 12 weeks of high MUFA or fiber-rich weight maintenance diet lowers hepatic fat and improves glucose tolerance in people with prediabetes. Design: Subjects underwent a [6, 6-2H2] labeled 75 g oral glucose tolerance test to estimate hepatic insulin sensitivity (Siliver) along with measurement of liver fat fraction (LFF) using magnetic resonance spectroscopy before and after intervention...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323929/human-brown-adipose-tissue-temperature-and-fat-fraction-are-related-to-its-metabolic-activity
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Kalle Koskensalo, Juho Raiko, Teemu Saari, Virva Saunavaara, Olli Eskola, Pirjo Nuutila, Jani Saunavaara, Riitta Parkkola, Kirsi A Virtanen
Background and aim: The metabolic activity of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been previously examined using positron-emission-tomography (PET). The aim of this study was to use proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) to investigate whether the temperature and the fat fraction (FF) of brown and white adipose tissue (WAT) are associated with BAT metabolic activity determined by 18F-FDG-PET. Materials and methods: Ten healthy subjects (4f/6m, 25-45 y) were studied using PET-MRI during acute cold exposure and at ambient room temperature...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318581/characterization-of-the-chemical-structures-and-physical-properties-of-exopolysaccharides-produced-by-various-streptococcus-thermophilus-strains
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U Pachekrepapol, J A Lucey, Y Gong, R Naran, P Azadi
Exopolysaccharides (EPS) produced by some lactic acid bacteria are often used by the dairy industry to improve the rheological and physical properties of yogurt, but the relationship between their structure and functional effect is still unclear. The EPS from different species, or different strains from the same species, may differ in terms of molar mass, repeating unit structure, and EPS yield during fermentation of milk. This study aimed to characterize the detailed properties of EPS produced from 7 strains of Streptococcus thermophilus, which is one of the key cultures used for yogurt manufacture...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318128/proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-nonlesional-insular-cortex-epilepsy-confirmed-by-invasive-eeg-recordings
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Yasmine Aitouche, Steve A Gibbs, Guillaume Gilbert, Olivier Boucher, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies suggest that a nonnegligible proportion of drug-resistant epilepsy surgery candidates have an epileptogenic zone that involves the insula. We aimed to examine the value of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1) H-MRS) in identifying patients with insular cortex epilepsy. METHODS: Patients with possible nonlesional drug-refractory insular epilepsy underwent a voxel-based (1) H-MRS study prior to an intracranial electroencephalographic (EEG) study...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317887/nmr-spectroscopy-of-single-sub-nl-ova-with-inductive-ultra-compact-single-chip-probes
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Marco Grisi, Franck Vincent, Beatrice Volpe, Roberto Guidetti, Nicola Harris, Armin Beck, Giovanni Boero
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy enables non-invasive chemical studies of intact living matter. However, the use of NMR at the volume scale typical of microorganisms is hindered by sensitivity limitations, and experiments on single intact organisms have so far been limited to entities having volumes larger than 5 nL. Here we show NMR spectroscopy experiments conducted on single intact ova of 0.1 and 0.5 nL (i.e. 10 to 50 times smaller than previously achieved), thereby reaching the relevant volume scale where life development begins for a broad variety of organisms, humans included...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316083/energy-metabolism-in-the-rat-cortex-under-thiopental-anaesthesia-measured-in-vivo-by-13-c-mrs
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Sarah Sonnay, João M N Duarte, Nathalie Just, Rolf Gruetter
Barbiturates, commonly used as general anaesthetics, depress neuronal activity and thus cerebral metabolism. Moreover, they are likely to disrupt the metabolic support of astrocytes to neurons, as well as the uptake of nutrients from circulation. By employing (13) C magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo at high magnetic field, we characterized neuronal and astrocytic pathways of energy metabolism in the rat cortex under thiopental anaesthesia. The neuronal tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle rate was 0.46 ± 0...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315932/body-and-liver-fat-content-and-adipokines-in-schizophrenia-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-study
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Jong-Hoon Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Pil-Whan Park, Jürgen Machann, Michael Roden, Sheen-Woo Lee, Jong-Hee Hwang
RATIONALE: Although antipsychotic treatment often causes weight gain and lipid abnormalities, quantitative analyses of tissue-specific body fat content and its distribution along with adipokines have not been reported for antipsychotic-treated patients. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of the present study were to quantitatively assess abdominal and liver fat in patients with schizophrenia on antipsychotic treatment and age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls and to evaluate their associations with plasma leptin and adiponectin levels...
March 18, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314813/tdcs-induced-modulation-of-gaba-levels-and-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-older-adults
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Daria Antonenko, Florian Schubert, Florian Bohm, Bernd Ittermann, Semiha Aydin, Dayana Hayek, Ulrike Grittner, Agnes Flöel
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) modulates human behavior, neuronal patterns and metabolite concentrations, with exciting potential for neurorehabilitation. However, the understanding of tDCS-induced alterations on the neuronal level is incomplete and conclusions from young adults, in whom the majority of studies have been conducted, cannot be easily transferred to older populations. Here, we investigated tDCS-induced effects in older adults (N=48, age range 50-79 years) using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to quantify gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels as well as resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess sensorimotor network strength and inter-hemispheric connectivity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306608/evaluation-of-human-glioma-using-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-combined-with-expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-a-preliminary-clinical-trial
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Wenqi Shi, Fuyan Li, Hongxia Li, Yanjie Xu, Qingshi Zeng
We sought to investigate the correlation between in-vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in human glioma, and to advance their roles in diagnostic mapping and monitoring of glioma biological behavior. Thirty-nine patients with different grades of glioma (WHO classification I-IV) included in this study were scanned at 3.0 T MR before operation or biopsy puncture. Tumor morphology and H-MRS metabolites ratio [choline (Cho)/creatine (Cr)] were evaluated independently by two experienced radiologists...
March 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306264/correlating-carrier-density-and-emergent-plasmonic-features-in-cu2-xse-nanoparticles
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Lauren E Marbella, Xing Yee Gan, Derrick C Kaseman, Jill E Millstone
Recently, a wide variety of new nanoparticle compositions have been identified as potential plasmonic materials including earth-abundant metals such as aluminum, highly doped semiconductors, as well as metal pnictides. For semiconductor compositions, plasmonic properties may be tuned not only by nanoparticle size and shape, but also by charge carrier density which can be controlled via a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic doping strategies. Current methods to quantitatively determine charge carrier density primarily rely on interpretation of the nanoparticle extinction spectrum...
March 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304238/remote-motor-system-metabolic-profile-and-surgery-outcome-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Sorin C Craciunas, Mircea R Gorgan, Bogdan Ianosi, Phil Lee, Joseph Burris, Carmen M Cirstea
OBJECTIVE In patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), the motor system may undergo progressive functional/structural changes rostral to the lesion, and these changes may be associated with clinical disability. The extent to which these changes have a prognostic value in the clinical recovery after surgical treatment is not yet known. In this study, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to test 2 primary hypotheses. 1) Based on evidence of corticospinal and spinocerebellar, rubro-, or reticulospinal tract degeneration/dysfunction during chronic spinal cord compression, the authors hypothesized that the metabolic profile of the primary motor cortices (M1s) and cerebellum, respectively, would be altered in patients with CSM, and these alterations would be associated with the extent of the neurological disabilities...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303591/-31-p-magnetization-transfer-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessing-the-activation-induced-change-in-cerebral-atp-metabolic-rates-at-3-t
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Chen Chen, Mary C Stephenson, Andrew Peters, Peter G Morris, Susan T Francis, Penny A Gowland
PURPOSE: In vivo (31) P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) magnetization transfer (MT) provides a direct measure of neuronal activity at the metabolic level. This work aims to use functional (31) P MRS-MT to investigate the change in cerebral adenosine triphosphate (ATP) metabolic rates in healthy adults upon repeated visual stimuli. METHODS: A magnetization saturation transfer sequence with narrowband selective saturation of γ-ATP was developed for (31) P MT experiments at 3 T...
March 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301773/progress-and-potential-of-electron-cryotomography-as-illustrated-by-its-application-to-bacterial-chemoreceptor-arrays
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Ariane Briegel, Grant Jensen
Electron cryotomography (ECT) can produce three-dimensional images of biological samples such as intact cells in a near-native, frozen-hydrated state to macromolecular resolution (∼4 nm). Because one of its first and most common applications has been to bacterial chemoreceptor arrays, ECT's contributions to this field illustrate well its past, present, and future. Although X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy have revealed the structures of nearly all the individual components of chemoreceptor arrays, ECT has revealed the mesoscale information about how the components are arranged within cells...
February 23, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301750/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-as-a-tool-for-assessing-macromolecular-structure-and-function-in-living-cells
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Conggangg Li, Jiajing Zhao, Kai Cheng, Yuwei Ge, Qiong Wu, Yansheng Ye, Guohua Xu, Zeting Zhang, Wenwen Zheng, Xu Zhang, Xin Zhou, Gary Pielak, Maili Liu
Investigating the structure, modification, interaction, and function of biomolecules in their native cellular environment leads to physiologically relevant knowledge about their mechanisms, which will benefit drug discovery and design. In recent years, nuclear and electron magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has emerged as a useful tool for elucidating the structure and function of biomacromolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates in living cells at atomic resolution. In this review, we summarize the progress and future of in-cell NMR as it is applied to proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates...
March 9, 2017: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301040/dimercaprol-is-an-acrolein-scavenger-that-mitigates-acrolein-mediated-pc-12-cells-toxicity-and-reduces-acrolein-in-rat-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Ran Tian, Riyi Shi
Acrolein is one of the most toxic byproducts of lipid peroxidation, and it has been shown to be associated with multiple pathological processes in trauma and diseases, including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, suppressing acrolein using acrolein scavengers has been suggested as a novel strategy of neuroprotection. In an effort to identify effective acrolein scavengers, we have confirmed that dimercaprol, which possesses thiol functional groups, could bind and trap acrolein...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299833/unsupervised-pharmacophore-modeling-combined-with-qsar-analyses-revealed-novel-low-micromolar-sirt2-inhibitors
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Mohammad A Khanfar, Mutasem O Taha
Situin 2 (SIRT2) enzyme is a histone deacetylase that has important role in neuronal development. SIRT2 is clinically validated target for neurodegenerative diseases and some cancers. In this study, exhaustive unsupervised pharmacophore modeling was combined with quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis to explore the structural requirements for potent SIRT2 inhibitors using 146 known SIRT2 ligands. A computational workflow that combines genetic function algorithm with k-nearest neighbor or multiple linear regression was implemented to build self-consistent and predictive QSAR models based on combinations of pharmacophores and physicochemical descriptors...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299800/the-formation-of-a-host-guest-inclusion-complex-system-between-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-baicalin-and-its-dissolution-characteristics
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Jing Li, Qihua Jiang, Ping Deng, Qian Chen, Mingan Yu, Jingchuan Shang, Wei Li
OBJECTIVES: Baicalin (BCL) has potential therapeutic benefits, but its clinical outcomes are restricted mainly because of low water solubility. This study sought to improve the water solubility of BCL by the formation of inclusion complex with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). METHODS: The inclusion complex was studied by solubility test, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), (1) H Nuclear magnetic resonance ((1) HNMR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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