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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544742/gold-catalyzed-cadiot-chodkiewicz-type-cross-coupling-of-terminal-alkynes-with-alkynyl-hypervalent-iodine-reagents-highly-selective-synthesis-of-unsymmetrical-1-3-diynes
#1
Xiangdong Li, Xin Xie, Ning Sun, Yuanhong Liu
A new and efficient method for the synthesis of unsymmetrical 1,3-butadiynes by gold-catalyzed C(sp)-C(sp) cross-coupling of terminal alkynes with alkynyl hypervalent iodine(III) reagents has been developed. The reaction features high selectivity and efficiency, mild reaction conditions, wide substrate scope, and functional-group compatibility, and is a highly attractive complement to existing methods. Mechanistic studies reveal that formation of a phenanthrolinyl-ligated gold(I) complex is crucial for the efficiency and selectivity of the target transformation...
May 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541666/unveiling-the-molecular-structure-of-pulmonary-surfactant-corona-on-nanoparticles
#2
Qinglin Hu, Xuan Bai, Guoqing Hu, Yi Y Zuo
The growing risk of human exposure to airborne nanoparticles (NPs) causes a general concern on the biosafety of nanotechnology. Inhaled NPs can deposit in the deep lung at which interacting with the pulmonary surfactant (PS). Despite the increasing study of nano-bio interactions, detailed molecular mechanisms by which inhaled NPs interact with the natural PS system remain unclear. Using coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation, we studied the interaction between NPs and the PS system in the alveolar fluid...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540997/a-combination-of-short-and-simple-surfactant-protein-b-and-c-analogues-as-a-new-synthetic-surfactant-in-vitro-and-animal-experiments
#3
Yong Sung Choi, Sung Hoon Chung, Chong Woo Bae
PURPOSE: Pulmonary surfactants for preterm infants contain mostly animal-derived surfactant proteins (SPs), which are essential for lowering surface tension. We prepared artificial pulmonary surfactants using synthetic human SP analogs and performed in vitro and in vivo experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We synthesized peptide analogues that resemble human SP-B (RMLPQLVCRLVLRCSMD) and SP-C (CPVHLKRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL). Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), and palmitic acid (PA) were added and mixed in lyophilized to render powdered surfactant...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513734/strained-alkynes-derived-from-2-2-dihydroxy-1-1-biaryls-synthesis-and-copper-free-cycloaddition-with-azides
#4
Alessandro Del Grosso, Lavrentis-Dimitrios Galanopoulos, Cookson K C Chiu, Guy J Clarkson, Peter B O Connor, Martin Wills
A series of strained alkynes were prepared from 2,2'-dihydroxy-biaryls. Several were characterised by X-ray crystallography, revealing strained C(sp)-C(sp)-C(sp(3)) bond angles in the range of 163-167°. Their cycloadditions with azides proceed without a catalyst. Functionalised versions of these reagents have potential applications to materials synthesis and bioconjugations.
May 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465315/a-first-in-human-clinical-study-of-a-new-sp-b-and-sp-c-enriched-synthetic-surfactant-chf5633-in-preterm-babies-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#5
David G Sweet, Mark A Turner, Zbyněk Straňák, Richard Plavka, Paul Clarke, Ben J Stenson, Dominique Singer, Rangmar Goelz, Laura Fabbri, Guido Varoli, Annalisa Piccinno, Debora Santoro, Christian P Speer
OBJECTIVE: CHF5633 (Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., Parma, Italy) is the first fully synthetic surfactant enriched by peptide analogues of two human surfactant proteins. We planned to assess safety and tolerability of CHF5633 and explore preliminary efficacy. DESIGN: Multicentre cohort study. PATIENTS: Forty infants from 27(+0) to 33(+6) weeks gestation with respiratory distress syndrome requiring fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) ≥0.35 were treated with a single dose of CHF5633 within 48 hours after birth...
May 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458456/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-urethane-induced-lung-tumors-in-cb6f1-tg-rash2-mice
#6
Tomoya Sano, Takeshi Watanabe, Yoshimasa Ishimura, Hisashi Anayama
The purpose of this study was to define the histopathological characteristics of pulmonary neoplastic lesions, especially focusing on the origin of tumor cells, in urethane-treated Tg rasH2 mice. Bronchiolar-alveolar adenomas/adenocarcinomas were observed in the lungs from all of the urethane-treated animals. Immunohistochemically, these tumors showed an alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cell phenotype demonstrating positive staining of surfactant protein C (SP-C). Cells expressing Clara cell 10 (CC10), a Clara cell marker, were also observed in a scattered manner in some tumors...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458453/suppressive-effects-of-the-expectorant-drug-ambroxol-hydrochloride-on-quartz-induced-lung-inflammation-in-f344-rats
#7
Shohei Kanie, Masanao Yokohira, Keiko Yamakawa, Yuko Nakano-Narusawa, Shota Yoshida, Nozomi Hashimoto, Katsumi Imaida
Surfactant proteins (SPs) are essential to respiratory structure and function. The expectorant drug ambroxol hydrochloride is clinically prescribed to stimulate pulmonary surfactant and airway serous secretion. Therefore, ambroxol hydrochloride may affect SP production and pulmonary inflammation. Lung toxicity of fine particles of various materials has been examined previously in our in vivo bioassay using the intratracheal (i.t.) instillation approach. In the present study, we evaluated modulatory effects of ambroxol hydrochloride on quartz-induced lung inflammation in F344 rats...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436053/measuring-family-centred-practices-of-professionals-in-early-intervention-services-in-taiwan
#8
L-J Kang, R J Palisano, R J Simeonsson, A-W Hwang
BACKGROUND: Family-centred practices emphasize professional supports for forming partnerships with families in early intervention. The Measure of Processes of Care for Service Providers (MPOC-SP) measures the perceptions of paediatric service providers in supporting children and families. This study aimed to establish reliability of the Chinese version of the MPOC-SP (C-MPOC-SP) and to examine professional perceptions of family-centred practices in relation to professional discipline and years of experience...
April 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385810/regulation-of-p53-mediated-changes-in-the-upa-fibrinolytic-system-and-in-lung-injury-by-loss-of-surfactant-protein-c-expression-in-alveolar-epithelial-cells
#9
Bijesh Puthusseri, Amarnath S Marudamuthu, Nivedita Tiwari, Jian Fu, Steven Idell, Sreerama Shetty
Pulmonary surfactant protein-C (SP-C) expression by type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) is markedly reduced in diverse types of lung injuries and is often associated with AEC apoptosis. It is unclear whether loss of SP-C contributes to the increased p53 and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system cross talk and apoptosis of AECs. We therefore inhibited SP-C expression in human and murine AECs using lentivirus vector expressing shRNA and tested p53 and downstream changes in uPA-fibrinolytic system...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378510/nonparametric-bayesian-covariate-adjusted-estimation-of-the-youden-index
#10
Vanda Inácio de Carvalho, Miguel de Carvalho, Adam J Branscum
A novel nonparametric regression model is developed for evaluating the covariate-specific accuracy of a continuous biological marker. Accurately screening diseased from nondiseased individuals and correctly diagnosing disease stage are critically important to health care on several fronts, including guiding recommendations about combinations of treatments and their intensities. The accuracy of a continuous medical test or biomarker varies by the cutoff threshold (c) used to infer disease status. Accuracy can be measured by the probability of testing positive for diseased individuals (the true positive probability or sensitivity, Se(c), of the test), and the true negative probability (specificity, Sp(c)) of the test...
April 4, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352858/n-heterocyclic-carbene-copper-catalyzed-direct-alkylation-of-terminal-alkynes-with-non-activated-alkyl-triflates
#11
Liqun Jin, Wangfang Hao, Jianeng Xu, Nan Sun, Baoxiang Hu, Zhenlu Shen, Weimin Mo, Xinquan Hu
(NHC)-Cu-catalyzed C(sp)-C(sp(3)) bond formation has been successfully achieved under mild conditions. Nonactivated alkyl triflates, which could be easily derived from alcohols, were utilized as C-O electrophiles. Mechanistic studies suggested that copper acetylide was the active species. Scale-up reactions further demonstrated the practicality and efficiency of the developed strategy.
March 29, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287822/efficiency-and-specificity-of-gene-deletion-in-lung-epithelial-doxycycline-inducible-cre-mice
#12
Meenal Sinha, Clifford A Lowell
Transgenic mouse strains, SP-C-rtTA, CCSP-rtTA and TetO-Cre, have been invaluable in spatiotemporally regulating gene deletion in pulmonary epithelium. In this study, we measured the efficiency and specificity of gene deletion achievable in these mice using the Rosa26-eYFP reporter. Triple transgenic mice (tTg or rtTA/TetO-Cre/Rosa-eYFP) were bred and treated with various doxycycline (dox) regimes to induce gene deletion, which was then quantified in various cell populations by flow cytometry. In these crosses, we found that the TetO-Cre transgene must be transmitted through the female parent to avoid germline gene deletion...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282487/establishment-of-multiplex-solid-phase-strip-pcr-test-for-detection-of-24-ocular-infectious-disease-pathogens
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Satoko Nakano, Sunao Sugita, Yasuhiro Tomaru, Ayumi Hono, Takako Nakamuro, Toshiaki Kubota, Hiroshi Takase, Manabu Mochizuki, Masayo Takahashi, Norio Shimizu
Purpose: To establish and evaluate a new multiplex solid-phase strip polymerase chain reaction (strip PCR) for concurrent detection of common ocular infectious disease pathogens. Methods: A new multiplex strip PCR was established to detect 24 common ocular infectious disease pathogens: herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1, HSV2, varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes virus (HHV) 6, HHV7, HHV8, human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1, adenovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Treponema pallidum, Propionibacterium acnes (P...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247170/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-arylpyrazoles-as-fungicides-against-phytopathogenic-fungi
#14
Jin Zhang, Ju-Fang Peng, Tao Wang, Yang Kang, Sisi Jing, Zun-Ting Zhang
3-phenol-1H-pyrazoles (2), 4-halogeno-3-phenol-1H-pyrazoles (3) and 2-(1-phenol-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)phenols (4) were prepared by the condensation of (E)-3-(dimethylamino)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-ones and hydrazine hydrate or phenylhydrazine in good yields. They were evaluated against five phytopathogens fungi, namely Cytospora sp., Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Botrytis cinerea, Alternaria solani and Fusarium solani in vitro. Most of the above-mentioned compounds exhibited activities. For example, 4-chloro-2-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)phenol (3k) and 4-bromo-3-phenol-1H-pyrazole (3b) showed good and broad-spectrum antifungal properties against Cytospora sp...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229215/sequence-analysis-and-expression-of-a-blue-light-photoreceptor-gene-slwc-1-from-the-cauliflower-mushroom-sparassis-latifolia
#15
Chi Yang, Lu Ma, Zhenghe Ying, Xiaoling Jiang, Yanquan Lin
Light is a necessary environmental factor for fruit body formation and development of the cauliflower mushroom Sparassis latifolia, a well-known edible and medicinal fungus. In this study, we firstly characterized the SP-C strain, which belonged to S. latifolia. And then we cloned and sequenced a photoreceptor gene (Slwc-1) from S. latifolia. The product of Slwc-1, SlWC-1 (872 aa residues) contained a coiled-coil region, a LOV domain, and two PAS domains. Phylogenetic tree result showed that SLWC-1 was most close to GfWC-1 from Grifola frondosa in edible and medicinal fungus...
April 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221717/cerebral-and-lung-effects-of-a-new-generation-synthetic-surfactant-with-sp-b-and-sp-c-analogs-in-preterm-lambs
#16
Carmen Rey-Santano, Victoria E Mielgo, Xabier Murgia, Miguel Angel Gomez-Solaetxe, Fabrizio Salomone, Federico Bianco, Nicola Pelizzi, Begoña Loureiro, Jon López de Heredia Y Goya
BACKGROUND: Though natural surfactants (SF) are clinically superior to protein-free synthetic preparations, CHF-5633, a synthetic SF containing SP-B and SP-C analog peptides is a potential alternative to natural SF for treating neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Nevertheless, information is lacking regarding the safety of this new treatment for the neonatal brain. We sought to compare the cerebral and pulmonary effects of this new synthetic surfactant (CHF5633) with those of natural porcine surfactant (Cursosurf) in premature lambs with RDS...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188034/follistatin-like-1-expression-is-decreased-in-the-alveolar-epithelium-of-hypoplastic-rat-lungs-with-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#17
Toshiaki Takahashi, Julia Zimmer, Florian Friedmacher, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH), characterized by incomplete alveolar development, remains a major therapeutic challenge associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1) is a crucial regulator of alveolar formation and maturation, which is strongly expressed in distal airway epithelium. Fstl1-deficient mice exhibit reduced airspaces, impaired alveolar epithelial cell differentiation, and insufficient production of surfactant proteins similar to PH in human CDH...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163207/expression-of-recombinant-surfactant-protein-sfta3-in-the-human-kidney-cell-line-hek-293t
#18
H Schröder, R Fischer, L Sollfrank, F Paulsen, L Bräuer, M Schicht
Pulmonary surfactant is broadly known to keep the lung dry, clean and open by lowering the surface tension of the fluid-film that lines the alveoli. The surfactant's protein component, the so called surfactant proteins (SPs), make up a multifunctional protein family. In addition to the four "classical" surfactant proteins (SP-A, SP-B, SP-C and SP-D), which possess immunologic as well as surfactant regulatory properties, two novel putative surfactant proteins (SFTA2 and SFTA3) have recently been described. Neither of them shows sequential nor structural similarity with the already known surfactant proteins...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157837/a-novel-surfactant-protein-c-mutation-resulting-in-aberrant-protein-processing-and-altered-subcellular-localization-causes-infantile-interstitial-lung-disease
#19
Da Hong, Yuanyuan Qi, Jing Liu, Huijun Wang, Libo Wang, Liling Qian
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the surfactant protein C gene (SFTPC) result in interstitial lung disease (ILD). Our objective was to report a novel SFTPC mutation and evaluate the effect of this mutant on protein synthesis and processing. METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood of a Chinese infant with ILD and candidate genes associated with ILD were sequenced by next-generation sequencing. Subclones of wild-type and mutant SFTPC were transiently transfected into A549 cells...
May 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157203/hepatocyte-growth-factor-secreted-by-bone-marrow-stem-cell-reduce-er-stress-and-improves-repair-in-alveolar-epithelial-ii-cells
#20
Izabela Nita, Katrin Hostettler, Luca Tamo, Michaela Medová, Giuseppe Bombaci, Jun Zhong, Ramanjaneyulu Allam, Yitzhak Zimmer, Michael Roth, Thomas Geiser, Amiq Gazdhar
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, irreversible lung disease with complex pathophysiology. Evidence of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been reported in alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) in IPF patients. Secreted mediators from bone marrow stem cells (BMSC-cm) have regenerative properties. In this study we investigate the beneficial effects of BMSC-cm on ER stress response in primary AEC and ER stressed A549 cells. We hypothesize that BMSC-cm reduces ER stress. Primary AEC isolated from IPF patients were treated with BMSC-cm...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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