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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221040/magnetic-fullerene-dna-hyaluronic-acid-nanovehicles-with-magnetism-reduction-dual-responsive-triggered-release
#1
Ling Wang, Yitong Wang, Jingcheng Hao, Shuli Dong
We create the dual-responsive nanovehicle that can effectively combine and abundantly utilize magnetic and glutathione (GSH)-reductive triggers to control the drug delivery and achieve more intelligent and powerful targeting. In the nanovehicles, paramagnetic fullerene (C60@CTAF) was prepared via one-step modification of fullerene with magnetic surfactant CTAF by hydrophobic interaction for the first time. The perfect conjugation of C60 and CTAF increased the solubility or dispersity of fullerenes and qualify CTAF with more powerful assembly capability with DNA...
February 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220407/favourable-outcome-in-two-pregnancies-in-a-patient-with-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coa-lyase-deficiency
#2
David Santosa, Markus G Donner, Stephan Vom Dahl, Markus Fleisch, Thomas Hoehn, Ertan Mayatepek, Katrin Heldt, Tim Niehues, Dieter Häussinger
In patients with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl(HMG)-CoA lyase deficiency (OMIM 246450), five pregnancies have been described worldwide, which were either terminated or resulted in severe metabolic sequelae during pregnancy or delivery. Here, we report on a patient with HMG-CoA lyase deficiency, who underwent two uncomplicated pregnancies. The 19-year-old patient was admitted because of recurrent vomiting and nausea. Diagnostics revealed pregnancy at week 8 of gestation. Metabolic analyses revealed normal lactate and blood glucose levels and normal acid-base status...
February 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217899/indirect-ultraviolet-detection-of-alkaline-earth-metal-ions-using-an-imidazolium-ionic-liquid-as-an-ultraviolet-absorption-reagent-in-ion-chromatography
#3
Yong-Qiang Liu, Hong Yu
A convenient and versatile method was developed for the separation and detection of alkaline earth metal ions by ion chromatography with indirect ultraviolet detection. The chromatographic separation of Mg(2+) , Ca(2+) and Sr(2+) was performed on a carboxylic acid base cation exchange column using imidazolium ionic liquid/acid as the mobile phase, in which the imidazolium ionic liquid acted as an ultraviolet-absorption reagent. The effects of imidazolium ionic liquids, detection wavelength, acids in the mobile phase and column temperature on the retention of Mg(2+) , Ca(2+) and Sr(2+) were investigated...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217828/photophysics-of-egfp-e222h-mutant-with-comparisons-to-model-chromophores-excited-state-pk-s-progressions-quenching-and-exciton-interaction
#4
William Kirk, Thomas Allen, Elena Atanasova, William Wessels, Janet Yao, Franklyn Prendergast
A novel version of the well-known and commercially successful Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) variant known as EGFP, with an introduced E222H mutation, was produced in this laboratory. Given the current state of hypotheses about the role of glutamate 222, and the observed dominance of the phenolate absorption with an E222H variant observed from earlier study, the new mutant was considered a natural choice to investigate more fully the acid-base behavior of the chromophore in absorption and fluorescence. The bulk of this investigation concerns fitting the excitation, emission and absorption spectra to vibrational progressions of a novel 'q-deformed' type at various values of pH, and protein concentration...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215940/elf5-is-a-principal-cell-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-in-the-kidney-that-contributes-to-aqp2-and-avpr2-gene-expression
#5
Justin Grassmeyer, Malini Mukherjee, Jennifer deRiso, Casey Hettinger, Monica Bailey, Satrajit Sinha, Jane E Visvader, Haotian Zhao, Eric Fogarty, Kameswaran Surendran
The mammalian kidney collecting ducts are critical for water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis and develop as a branched network of tubular structures composed of principal cells intermingled with intercalated cells. The intermingled nature of the different collecting duct cell types has made it challenging to identify unique and critical factors that mark and/or regulate the development of the different collecting duct cell lineages. Here we report that the canonical Notch signaling pathway components, RBPJ and Presinilin1 and 2, are involved in patterning the mouse collecting duct cell fates by maintaining a balance between principal cell and intercalated cell fates...
February 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214630/ph-and-reduction-dual-responsive-dipeptide-cationic-lipids-with-%C3%AE-tocopherol-hydrophobic-tail-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#6
Qiang Liu, Rong-Chuan Su, Wen-Jing Yi, Li-Ting Zheng, Shan-Shan Lu, Zhi-Gang Zhao
A series of tocopherol-based cationic lipid 3a-3f bearing a pH-sensitive imidazole moiety in the dipeptide headgroup and a reduction-responsive disulfide linkage were designed and synthesized. Acid-base titration of these lipids showed good buffering capacities. The liposomes formed from 3 and co-lipid 1, 2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) could efficiently bind and condense DNA into nanoparticles. Gel binding and HPLC assays confirmed the encapsulated DNA could release from lipoplexes 3 upon addition of 10 mM glutathione (GSH)...
February 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214519/detection-and-quantification-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-in-environmental-samples-a-review-of-current-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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Isaac Dennis Amoah, Gulshan Singh, Thor Axel Stenström, Poovendhree Reddy
It is estimated that over a billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) globally with majority occurring in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura), and hookworms (Anclostoma duodenale and Necator americanus) are the main species infecting people. These infections are mostly gained through exposure to faecally contaminated water, soil or contaminated food and with an increase in the risk of infections due to wastewater and sludge reuse in agriculture...
February 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213313/structural-investigation-of-the-cocrystal-formed-between-5-fluorocytosine-and-fumaric-acid-based-on-vibrational-spectroscopic-technique
#8
Yong Du, Qiang Cai, Jiadan Xue, Qi Zhang, Dan Qin
The vibrational spectra of 5-fluorocytosine, fumaric acid and their cocrystal were measured using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) and Raman spectroscopy at room temperature. Experimental THz results show that the cocrystal has distinct fingerprint spectra in terahertz region. The absorption peaks observed in the terahertz spectra of the cocrystal were at 0.61 and 0.91THz. These are quite different from corresponding raw starting materials. Raman spectra also show similar results about differences between the cocrystal and corresponding raw starting materials...
February 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213282/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-thienopyrimidine-hydroxamic-acid-based-derivatives-as-structurally-novel-histone-deacetylase-hdac-inhibitors
#9
Jiang Wang, Mingbo Su, Tingting Li, Anhui Gao, Wei Yang, Li Sheng, Yi Zang, Jia Li, Hong Liu
New thienopyrimidine hydroxamic acid derivatives as HDACs inhibitors were designed, synthesized and evaluated. All compounds were evaluated for their ability to inhibit recombinant human HDAC1, HDAC3, and HDAC6 isoforms and in vitro anti-proliferative activity on tumor cell lines RMPI 8226 and HCT 116. Most of these compounds displayed good to excellent inhibitory activities against HDACs. The IC50 values of compound 9m against HDAC1, HDAC3, and HDAC6 was 29.81 ± 0.52 nM, 24.71 ± 1.16 nM, and 21.29 ± 0...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213045/identification-of-the-causes-for-chronic-hypokalemia-importance-of-urinary-sodium-and-chloride-excretion
#10
Kun-Lin Wu, Chih-Jen Cheng, Chih-Chen Sung, Ming-Hua Tseng, Yu-Juei Hsu, Sung-Sen Yang, Tom Chau, Shih-Hua Lin
BACKGROUND: Uncovering the correct diagnosis of chronic hypokalemia with potassium (K(+)) wasting from the kidneys or gut can be fraught with challenges. We identified clinical and laboratory parameters helpful for differentiating the causes of chronic hypokalemia. METHODS: Normotensive patients referred to our tertiary academic medical center for the evaluation of chronic hypokalemia were prospectively enrolled over five years. Clinical features, laboratory examinations-including blood and spot urine electrolytes, acid-base status, biochemistries and hormones-as well as genetic analysis were determined...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213024/sanitizer-efficacy-in-preventing-cross-contamination-of-heads-of-lettuce-during-retail-crisping
#11
Yangjin Jung, Hyein Jang, Mengqi Guo, Jingwen Gao, Karl R Matthews
This study was conducted to provide information regarding mitigation of cross-contamination through the use of sanitizer during crisping at retail outlets. Seven non-inoculated heads and one inoculated head (≈5 log CFU/g) of lettuce were placed into commercial sink filled with 76 L of tap water (TW), electrolyzed water (EW, free chlorine: 43 ± 6 ppm), lactic acid and phosphoric acid-based sanitizer (LPA, pH 2.89), or citric acid-based sanitizer (CA, pH 2.78) and soaked for 5 min. Two subsequent batches (eight non-inoculated heads per batch) were soaked in the same solution...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212011/a-fluorescent-anionic-mof-with-zn4-trz-2-chain-for-highly-selective-visual-sensing-of-contaminants-cr-iii-ion-and-tnp
#12
Xiao-Xia Jia, Ru-Xin Yao, Fu-Qiang Zhang, Xian-Ming Zhang
Heavy-metal ions and nitroaromatic substances are highly toxic and harmful to human health and the ecological environment. It is an urgent issue to selectively detect and capture these toxic substances. By introducing the triazole ligand to the π-conjugated aromatic carboxylate system and borrowing the organic template open framework idea, a stable fluorescent framework [Me2NH2]4[Zn6(qptc)3(trz)4]·6H2O (1) (H4qptc = terphenyl-2,5,2'5'-tetracarboxylic acid, trz = 1,2,4-triazole) has been successfully synthesized, which features Zn4(trz)2 chain-based 3D anionic structure with channels filled by [Me2NH2](+) cations...
February 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209079/acid-base-disorders-after-orthotopic-bladder-replacement-comparison-of-an-ileal-neobladder-and-an-ileal-conduit
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AJin Cho, Seung Min Lee, Jung Woo Noh, Don Kyoung Choi, Yongseong Lee, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee, Young Ki Lee
OBJECTIVES: For many years, creation of an orthotopic neobladder after cystectomy has been popular. In the present study, we measured the extent of metabolic acidosis in patients with ileal neobladders compared with ileal conduits and defined risk factors for development of metabolic acidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 95 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to treat invasive bladder cancer from January 2001 to December 2014 at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, through investigation of acid-base balance, serum electrolyte levels and renal function one month and one year after operation...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208725/reaction-of-3-amino-1-2-4-triazole-with-diethyl-phosphite-and-triethyl-orthoformate-acid-base-properties-and-antiosteoporotic-activities-of-the-products
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Patrycja Miszczyk, Dorota Wieczorek, Joanna Gałęzowska, Błażej Dziuk, Joanna Wietrzyk, Ewa Chmielewska
The reaction of diethyl phosphite with triethyl orthoformate and a primary amine followed by hydrolysis is presented, and the reaction was suitable for the preparation of (aminomethylene)bisphosphonates. 3-Amino-1,2,4-triazole was chosen as an interesting substrate for this reaction because it possesses multiple groups that can serve as the amino component in the reaction-namely, the side-chain and triazole amines. This substrate readily forms 1,2,4-triazolyl-3-yl-aminomethylenebisphosphonic acid (compound 1) as a major product, along with N-ethylated bisphosphonates as side products...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208702/the-glutamate-dehydrogenase-pathway-and-its-roles-in-cell-and-tissue-biology-in-health-and-disease
#15
REVIEW
Andreas Plaitakis, Ester Kalef-Ezra, Dimitra Kotzamani, Ioannis Zaganas, Cleanthe Spanaki
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is a hexameric enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate and ammonia while reducing NAD(P)⁺ to NAD(P)H. It is found in all living organisms serving both catabolic and anabolic reactions. In mammalian tissues, oxidative deamination of glutamate via GDH generates α-ketoglutarate, which is metabolized by the Krebs cycle, leading to the synthesis of ATP. In addition, the GDH pathway is linked to diverse cellular processes, including ammonia metabolism, acid-base equilibrium, redox homeostasis (via formation of fumarate), lipid biosynthesis (via oxidative generation of citrate), and lactate production...
February 8, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208288/-15-n-nmr-based-approach-for-amino-acids-based-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis-of-metabolism
#16
Pierre Millard, Edern Cahoreau, Maud Heuillet, Jean-Charles Portais, Guy Lippens
NMR analysis of the isotope incorporation in amino acids can be used to derive information about the topology and operation of cellular metabolism. Although traditionally performed by (1)H and/or (13)C NMR, we present here novel experiments that exploit the (15)N nucleus to derive the same information with increased efficiency. Combined with a novel Hα-(13)CO experiment, we increase the coverage of the isotopic space that can be probed by obtaining the complete distribution of isotopic species for the first two carbons of amino acids in cellular biomass hydrolysates...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204970/a-carbonic-anhydrase-serves-as-an-important-acid-base-regulator-in-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-exposed-to-elevated-co2-implication-for-physiological-responses-of-mollusk-to-ocean-acidification
#17
Xiudan Wang, Mengqiang Wang, Zhihao Jia, Limei Qiu, Lingling Wang, Anguo Zhang, Linsheng Song
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) have been demonstrated to play an important role in acid-base regulation in vertebrates. However, the classification and modulatory function of CAs in marine invertebrates, especially their responses to ocean acidification remain largely unknown. Here, a cytosolic α-CA (designated as CgCAII-1) was characterized from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas and its molecular activities against CO2 exposure were investigated. CgCAII-1 possessed a conserved CA catalytic domain, with high similarity to invertebrate cytoplasmic or mitochondrial α-CAs...
February 16, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202437/oscillation-patterns-are-enhanced-and-firing-threshold-is-lowered-in-medullary-respiratory-neuron-discharges-by-threshold-doses-of-a-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-agonist
#18
Peter M Lalley, Steve W Mifflin
μ-Opioid receptors are distributed widely in the brainstem respiratory network, and opioids with selectivity for μ-type receptors slow in-vivo respiratory rhythm in lowest effective doses. Several studies have reported μ-opioid receptor effects on the three-phase rhythm of respiratory neurons, but there are until now no reports of opioid effects on oscillatory activity within respiratory discharges. In this study, effects of the μ-opioid receptor agonist fentanyl on spike train discharge properties of several different types of rhythm-modulating medullary respiratory neuron discharges were analyzed...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202112/-risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-children-with-severe-adenovirus-pneumonia
#19
Miao Huang, Rong Luo, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for poor prognosis of severe adenovirus pneumonia (SAP) in children. METHODS: The clinical data of 189 children with SAP were retrospectively analyzed. Univariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the risk factors for poor prognosis. RESULTS: The univariate logistic regression analysis showed that the patients with hemoglobin <90 g/L, plasma albumin <30 g/L, C-reactive protein >30 mg/L, procalcitonin >10 ng/mL, alanine aminotransferase >100 U/L, or aspartate aminotransferase >100 U/L had poor prognosis (P<0...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199927/benzimidazole-acrylonitriles-as-multifunctional-push-pull-chromophores-spectral-characterisation-protonation-equilibria-and-nanoaggregation-in-aqueous-solutions
#20
Ema Horak, Robert Vianello, Marijana Hranjec, Svjetlana Krištafor, Grace Karminski Zamola, Ivana Murković Steinberg
Heterocyclic donor-π-acceptor molecular systems based on an N,N-dimethylamino phenylacrylonitrile benzimidazole skeleton have been characterised and are proposed for potential use in sensing applications. The benzimidazole moiety introduces a broad spectrum of useful multifunctional properties to the system including electron accepting ability, pH sensitivity and compatibility with biomolecules. The photophysical characterisation of the prototropic forms of these chromophores has been carried out in both solution and on immobilisation in polymer films...
February 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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