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#1
Ulrich S Zimmermann
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March 28, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345918/direct-s0%C3%A2-t-excitation-of-a-conjugated-polymer-repeat-unit-unusual-spin-forbidden-transitions-probed-by-time-resolved-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#2
Deborah L Meyer, Florian Lombeck, Sven Huettner, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
A detailed understanding of the electronic structure of semiconducting polymers and their building blocks is essential to develop efficient materials for organic electronics. (Time-resolved) electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is particularly suited to address these questions, allowing to directly detect paramagnetic states and to reveal their spin-multiplicity, besides its clearly superior resolution compared to optical meth- ods. We present here evidence for a direct S0→T optical excitation of distinct triplet states in the repeat unit of a conjugated polymer used in organic photovoltaics...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341135/methamphetamine-induces-hepatotoxicity-via-inhibiting-cell-division-arresting-cell-cycle-and-activating-apoptosis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
#3
Qi Wang, Li-Wen Wei, Huan-Qin Xiao, Ye Xue, Si-Hao Du, Yun-Gang Liu, Xiao-Li Xie
Methamphetamine (METH) resulted in acute hepatic injury. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully clarified. In the present study, rats were treated with METH (15 mg/kg B.W.) for 8 injections (i.p.), and the levels of alanine transaminase, asparatate transaminase and ammonia in serum were significantly elevated over those in the control group, suggesting hepatic injury, which was evidenced by histopathological observation. Analysis of the liver tissues with microarray revealed differential expressions of a total of 332 genes in METH-treated rats...
March 21, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333435/laser-desorption-ionization-coupled-to-ft-icr-mass-spectrometry-for-studies-of-natural-organic-matter
#4
John W T Blackburn, Will Kew, Margaret C Graham, Dusan Uhrin
Laser desorption/ionization (LDI) was investigated as an ionization method for Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) studies of natural organic matter (NOM). Using International Humic Substances Society standards, Suwannee River fulvic acid (SRFA) and Suwannee River natural organic matter (SRNOM), LDI was found to ionize very similar set of compounds (> 90 % of molecular formulae identity) to the matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI), while producing higher quality spectra...
March 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331309/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-drug-release-and-antibacterial-properties-of-the-novel-vancomycin-loaded-bone-like-hydroxyapatite-poly-amino-acid-scaffold
#5
Zhidong Cao, Dianming Jiang, Ling Yan, Jun Wu
Antibiotic-loaded carriers were developed to fill cavities and locally deliver antibiotics following implantation. However, the most commonly used antibiotic carrier, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), has many disadvantages including that it does not promote bone regeneration or conduction. Vancomycin-loaded bone-like hydroxyapatite/poly amino acid (V-BHA/PAA) was successfully fabricated by a homogeneous method, certified as biosafe and known to promote osteogenesis. To evaluate its drug-release features, the quantity of the vancomycin in the elution was obtained every 2 days after in vitro simulated body fluid immersion...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319198/methamphetamine-induces-shati-nat8l-expression-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens-via-creb-and-dopamine-d1-receptor-dependent-mechanism
#6
Kyosuke Uno, Toh Miyazaki, Kengo Sodeyama, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Atsumi Nitta
Shati/Nat8L significantly increased in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of mice after repeated methamphetamine (METH) treatment. We reported that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in mouse NAc attenuated METH-induced hyperlocomotion, locomotor sensitization, and conditioned place preference. We recently found that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in NAc regulates the dopaminergic neuronal system via the activation of group II mGluRs by elevated N-acetylaspartylglutamate following N-acetylaspartate increase due to the overexpression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317510/predictors-and-outcomes-of-twelve-step-sponsorship-of-stimulant-users-secondary-analyses-of-a-multisite-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Dennis C Wendt, Kevin A Hallgren, Dennis C Daley, Dennis M Donovan
OBJECTIVE: This secondary data analysis explored predictors and outcomes of having a 12-step sponsor among individuals receiving treatment for stimulant use disorders, inclusive of four types of 12-step groups (Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Crystal Meth Anonymous). METHOD: For a multisite randomized clinical trial, participants (N = 471; 59% women) were recruited among adult patients in 10 U.S. community treatment programs. Participants were randomized into treatment as usual (TAU) or a 12-step facilitation (TSF) intervention: Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12)...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316826/silver-i-nitrate-complexes-of-three-tetra-kis-thio-ether-substituted-pyrazine-ligands-metal-organic-chain-network-and-framework-structures
#8
Tokouré Assoumatine, Helen Stoeckli-Evans
The reaction of the ligand 2,3,5,6-tetra-kis-[(methyl-sulfanyl)-meth-yl]pyrazine (L1) with silver(I) nitrate led to {[Ag(C12H20N2S4)](NO3)} n , (I), catena-poly[[silver(I)-μ-2,3,5,6-tetra-kis-[(methyl-sulfan-yl)meth-yl]pyrazine] nitrate], a compound with a metal-organic chain structure. The asymmetric unit is composed of two half ligands, located about inversion centres, with one ligand coordinating to the silver atoms in a bis-tridentate manner and the other in a bis-bidentate manner. The charge on the metal atom is compensated for by a free nitrate anion...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302577/methamphetamine-effects-on-the-brain-gut-and-immune-system
#9
REVIEW
Monica D Prakash, Kathy Tangalakis, Juliana Antonipillai, Lily Stojanovska, Kulmira Nurgali, Vasso Apostolopoulos
Methamphetamine (METH) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant which elevates mood, alertness, energy levels and concentration in the short-term. However, chronic use and/or at higher doses METH use often results in psychosis, depression, delusions and violent behavior. METH was formerly used to treat conditions such as obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but now is primarily used recreationally. Its addictive nature has led to METH abuse becoming a global problem. At a cellular level, METH exerts a myriad of effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems, immune system and the gastrointestinal system...
March 13, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293389/exploring-the-effect-of-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-in-acute-methamphetamine-toxicity
#10
Ameneh Ghadiri, Leila Etemad, Mohammad Moshiri, Seyed Adel Moallem, Amir Hossein Jafarian, Farzin Hadizadeh, Mahmoud Seifi
OBJECTIVES: The increasing use of methamphetamine (METH) in the last decades has made it the second most abused drug. Advancs in the area of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) have led to its potential application in the treatment of poisoning. The present study aims to investigate the potential role of ILE as an antidote for acute METH poisoning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two groups of six male rats were treated by METH (45 mg/kg), intraperitoneally. Five to seven min later, they received an infusion of 18...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284948/compulsive-methamphetamine-taking-under-punishment-is-associated-with-greater-cue-induced-drug-seeking-in-rats
#11
Oscar V Torres, Subramanian Jayanthi, Bruce Ladenheim, Michael T McCoy, Irina N Krasnova, Jean Lud Cadet
Methamphetamine (METH) addicts lose control over drug consumption despite suffering multiple adverse medicolegal consequences. To mimic the negative events associated with drug addiction in humans, we recently introduced a rat model of self-administration (SA) with response-contingent punishment on METH intake. These procedures allowed us to distinguish between two addiction-like phenotypes in rats, those that sustained METH taking despite negative consequences (shock-resistant, SR) and rats that significantly reduced their METH intake (shock-sensitive, SS)...
March 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283882/aquaporin-4-as-a-new-target-against-methamphetamine-induced-brain-alterations-focus-on-the-neurogliovascular-unit-and-motivational-behavior
#12
Ricardo Alexandre Leitão, José Sereno, João Miguel Castelhano, Sónia Isabel Gonçalves, Vanessa Coelho-Santos, Carlos Fontes-Ribeiro, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Ana Paula Silva
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse/misuse is a worldwide problem, and despite extensive characterization of its neurotoxicity over the last years, many questions remain unanswered. Recently, it was shown that METH compromises the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and causes a disturbance in the water homeostasis leading to brain edema. Importantly, water transport at BBB is regulated by water channels, aquaporins (AQPs), with AQP4 being expressed in astrocytic end-feet surrounding brain endothelium. Thus, the main goal of this work was to unravel the role of AQP4 under conditions of METH consumption...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279172/astrocyte-specific-overexpressed-gene-signatures-in-response-to-methamphetamine-exposure-in-vitro
#13
Nikki Bortell, Liana Basova, Svetlana Semenova, Howard S Fox, Timothy Ravasi, Maria Cecilia G Marcondes
BACKGROUND: Astrocyte activation is one of the earliest findings in the brain of methamphetamine (Meth) abusers. Our goal in this study was to identify the characteristics of the astrocytic acute response to the drug, which may be critical in pathogenic outcomes secondary to the use. METHODS: We developed an integrated analysis of gene expression data to study the acute gene changes caused by the direct exposure to Meth treatment of astrocytes in vitro, and to better understand how astrocytes respond, what are the early molecular markers associated with this response...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276244/recent-developments-in-the-synthesis-of-biomacromolecules-and-their-conjugates-by-set-lrp
#14
Gerard Lligadas, Silvia Grama, Virgil Percec
Single Electron Transfer-Living Radical Polymerization (SET-LRP) represents a robust and versatile tool for the synthesis of vinyl polymers with well-defined topology and chain end functionality. The crucial step in SET-LRP is the disproportionation of the Cu(I)X generated by activation with Cu(0) wire, powder, or nascent Cu(0) generated in situ into nascent, extremely reactive Cu(0) atoms and nanoparticles, and Cu(II)X2. Nascent Cu(0) activates the initiator and dormant chains via a homogeneous or heterogeneous outer-sphere single-electron transfer (SET-LRP) mechanism...
March 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274858/neurotoxicity-induced-by-methamphetamine-heroin-combination-in-pc12-cells
#15
Xiang Tian, Qin Ru, Qi Xiong, Kai Yue, Lin Chen, Baomiao Ma, Weimin Gan, Yuanren Si, Huqiao Xiao, Chaoying Li
Simultaneous administration of psychostimulants and opioids is a major drug abuse problem worldwide. The combination of psychostimulants and opioids produces more serious effects than either drug alone and is responsible for numerous deaths. In recent years, owing to its increased use, methamphetamine (METH), a psychostimulant, has become a popular choice for use in combination with opioids, especially heroin. However, little is known about the neurotoxicity of METH/heroin combination. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether METH/heroin combination was more neurotoxic than either drug alone and analyze the possible neurotoxic mechanisms using rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272323/neurotoxic%C3%A2-doses%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-chronic%C3%A2-methamphetamine%C3%A2-trigger%C3%A2-retrotransposition%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-identifier%C3%A2-element%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-rat%C3%A2-dorsal%C3%A2-dentate%C3%A2-gyrus
#16
Anna Moszczynska, Kyle J Burghardt, Dongyue Yu
Short interspersed elements (SINEs) are typically silenced by DNA hypermethylation in somatic cells, but can retrotranspose in proliferating cells during adult neurogenesis. Hypomethylation caused by disease pathology or genotoxic stress leads to genomic instability of SINEs. The goal of the present investigation was to determine whether neurotoxic doses of binge or chronic methamphetamine (METH) trigger retrotransposition of the identifier (ID) element, a member of the rat SINE family, in the dentate gyrus genomic DNA...
March 6, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262185/cognitive-sequelae-of-methanol-poisoning-involve-executive-dysfunction-and-memory-impairment-in-cross-sectional-and-long-term-perspective
#17
O Bezdicek, J Michalec, M Vaneckova, J Klempir, I Liskova, Z Seidl, B Janikova, M Miovsky, J Hubacek, P Diblik, P Kuthan, A Pilin, I Kurcova, Z Fenclova, V Petrik, T Navratil, D Pelclova, S Zakharov, E Ruzicka
Methanol poisoning leads to lesions in the basal ganglia and subcortical white matter, as well as to demyelination and atrophy of the optic nerve. However, information regarding cognitive deficits in a large methanol sample is lacking. The principal aim of the present study was to identify the cognitive sequelae of methanol poisoning and their morphological correlates. A sample of 50 patients (METH; age 48 ± 13 years), 3-8 months after methanol poisoning, and 57 control subjects (CS; age 49 ± 13 years) were administered a neuropsychological battery...
March 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252049/double-bond-containing-polyallene-based-triblock-copolymers-via-phenoxyallene-and-meth-acrylate
#18
Aishun Ding, Guolin Lu, Hao Guo, Xiaoyu Huang
A series of ABA triblock copolymers, consisting of double-bond-containing poly(phenoxyallene) (PPOA), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), or poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) segments, were synthesized by sequential free radical polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). A new bifunctional initiator bearing azo and halogen-containing ATRP initiating groups was first prepared followed by initiating conventional free radical homopolymerization of phenoxyallene with cumulated double bond to give a PPOA-based macroinitiator with ATRP initiating groups at both ends...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249787/effects-of-prolonged-abstinence-from-meth-on-the-hippocampal-bdnf-levels-neuronal-numbers-and-apoptosis-in-methamphetamine-sensitized-rats
#19
Samira Hajheidari, Hamid Reza Sameni, Ahmad Reza Bandegi, Hossein Miladi-Gorji
Methamphetamine (METH) use is associated with neuronal damage in various regions of brain, while effects of prolonged abstinence on METH-induced damage are not quite clear. This study evaluated serum and hippocampal BDNF levels, neuronal numbers and apoptosis in METH-sensitized and abstinent rats. Rats were sensitized to METH (2mg/kg, daily/18 days, s.c.). All rats were evaluated for neuron counting, the TUNEL test and serum and hippocampal BDNF levels after 30 days of forced abstinence from METH. The results showed that increased BDNF levels in the hippocampus and serum of METH-sensitized rats returned to control level after 30 days of abstinence...
February 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245405/-efficacy-and-safety-of-low-dose-amphotericin-b-in-different-antifungal-strategies-for-treatment-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
#20
Lan Yang, Xiang-Shu Jin, Jing-He Li, Jing Liu, Wei Guan, Hong-Hao Gao, Yu Jing
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-dose amphotericin B (AmB) in different antifungal strategies for treatment of invasive fungal disease(IFD) in patients with hematologic malignancies. Metheds: The clinical dada of the patients were collected and analyzed retrospectively and the levels of creatinine (Cr), urea nitrogen (BUN) and potassium (K(+)) before and after using low-dose AmB were compared and statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Among 97 cases, 2 cases were diagnosed as invasive fungal disease (IFD), 11 cases were diagnosed as clinical probable IFD, 15 cases were diagnosed as possible IFD, 69 cases were undefined IFD...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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