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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323415/facile-access-to-multi-sensitive-and-self-healing-hydrogels-with-reversible-and-dynamic-boronic-ester-and-disulfide-linkages
#1
Ruiwei Guo, Qian Su, Jinwei Zhang, Anjie Dong, Cunguo Lin, Jianhua Zhang
Multifunctional and multi-responsive hydrogels have presented a promising platform to design and fabricate smart devices for application in a wide variety of fields. However, their preparations often involve multistep preparation of multi-responsive polymer precursors, tedious reactions to introduce functional groups or sophisticated molecular designs. In this work, a multifunctional boronic acid-based crosslinker bis(phenylboronic acid carbamoyl) cystamine (BPBAC) was readily prepared from inexpensive commercially available 3-carboxylphenylboronic acid (CPBA) and cystamine dihydrochloride, which has the ability to crosslink the cis-diols and catechol-containing hydrophilic polymers to form hydrogels...
March 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319500/clinical-response-profile-of-metastatic-advanced-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177lu-dotatate
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Rahul V Parghane, Sanjay Talole, Kumar Prabhash, Sandip Basu
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to perform multiparametric response assessment of metastatic/advanced pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) (clinical, biochemical, molecular/structural imaging, and survival assessment) and to study the relationship between response, mortality, and overall survival with dual-tracer molecular imaging parameters. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (6 women, 16 men; median age, 44 years; range, 16-72 years) of histopathologically proven pulmonary NETs with metastatic/advanced disease were included and analyzed retrospectively...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319329/extracellular-acidosis-and-very-low-na-inhibit-nbcn1-and-nhe1-mediated-net-acid-extrusion-from-mouse-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#3
Lisbeth Bonde, Ebbe Boedtkjer
AIM: The electroneutral Na(+) ,HCO3(-) -cotransporter NBCn1 and Na(+) /H(+) -exchanger NHE1 regulate acid-base balance in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and modify artery function and structure. Pathological conditions-notably ischemia-can dramatically perturb intracellular (i) and extracellular (o) pH and [Na(+) ]. We examined effects of low [Na(+) ]o and pHo on NBCn1 and NHE1 activity in VSMCs of small arteries. METHODS: We measured pHi by 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein-based fluorescence microscopy of mouse mesenteric arteries and induced intracellular acidification by NH4(+) -prepulse technique...
March 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319126/effects-of-sevoflurane-and-clonidine-on-acid-base-status-and-long-term-emotional-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-spontaneously-breathing-rat-pups
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Nicole Almenrader, Paola Colucci, Valentina De Castro, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Patrizia Campolongo
BACKGROUND: Numerous experiments in rodents suggest a causative link between exposure to general anaesthetics during brain growth spurt and poor long-lasting neurological outcomes. Many of these studies have been questioned with regard of their translational value, mainly because of extremely long anaesthesia exposure. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the impact of a short sevoflurane anaesthesia, alone or combined with clonidine treatment, on respiratory function in spontaneously breathing rat pups and overall effects on long-lasting emotional and cognitive functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318362/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-modify-intracellular-ph-transients-and-contractions-of-rat-middle-cerebral-arteries-during-co2-hco3-fluctuations
#5
Jacob K Rasmussen, Ebbe Boedtkjer
The CO2/HCO3(-) buffer minimizes pH changes in response to acid-base loads, HCO3(-) provides substrate for Na(+),HCO3(-)-cotransporters and Cl(-)/HCO3(-)-exchangers, and H(+) and HCO3(-) modify vasomotor responses during acid-base disturbances. We show here that rat middle cerebral arteries express cytosolic, mitochondrial, extracellular, and secreted carbonic anhydrase isoforms that catalyze equilibration of the CO2/HCO3(-) buffer. Switching from CO2/HCO3(-)-free to CO2/HCO3(-)-containing extracellular solution results in initial intracellular acidification due to hydration of CO2 followed by gradual alkalinization due to cellular HCO3(-) uptake...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317701/interaction-of-phenolic-acids-with-trypsin-experimental-and-molecular-modeling-studies
#6
Benguo Liu, Huizhi Xiao, Jiaqi Li, Sheng Geng, Hanjun Ma, Guizhao Liang
Trypsin is a kind of protease for digestion and food processing, whose activity can be inhibited by phenolic acids in plant foods. However, most reports explained the inhibitory difference of phenolic acids based on the number and position of substituent groups, which failed to reveal the comprehensive inhibitory mechanism. In this work, the inhibitory effects of 11 common phenolic acids on trypsin were investigated. Amongst the tested cinnamic and benzoic acid derivatives, caffeic acid and gallic acid showed the strongest anti-trypsin activity with a noncompetitive inhibition pattern, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317177/optical-sensing-of-anions-via-supramolecular-recognition-with-biimidazole-complexes
#7
Dieter Ulrich Sorsche, Sven Rau, Sebastian Andreas Rommel, Maximilian Fleischmann
Phosphorescent metal complexes with peripheral N-H donor functionalities have attracted great attention as potential molecular sensing units for anionic species lately. In this contribution we discuss the development and potential of anion recognition and sensing features of recent examples of luminescent 2,2'-biimidazole complexes of ruthenium(II), iridium(III), osmium(II) and cobalt(III). The general dependency of photophysical features in these complexes regarding the acid-base chemistry of the peripheral N-H functionalities will be outlined as a basic requirement for optical ion recognition...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314866/a-clinical-trial-using-attrition-combined-with-5-aminolevulinic-acids-based-photodynamic-therapy-in-treating-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jianzhong Peng, Weiguo Feng, Xianyan Luo, Tao Wang, Wenzhong Xiang, Yeqin Dai, Jingyu Zhu, Junhui Zheng
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer, for which non- or mini-invasive treatment is of critical importance. 5-aminolevulinic acids based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is a mini-invasive approach that causes focal tumor cell injury, apoptosis, and necrosis through light sensitivity. The efficacy of combining ALA-PDT and surgery in treating SCC, however, has not been demonstrated. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 60 SCC patients were randomly assigned into attrition plus ALA-PDT group (experimental group) and single ALA-PDT treatment group (control group)...
March 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304317/early-onset-necrotizing-enterocolitis-nec-in-premature-twins
#9
B Afzal, V Elberson, C McLaughlin, V Hs Kumar
Twin infants born at 34 week gestation had frank blood in stools on day three of life on mixed feeds of formula and maternal breast milk. Sepsis work up was negative in these relatively well appearing infants with pneumatosis in the colon on abdominal x-ray. Blood in stools recurred on reintroduction of breast milk in Twin A. Both infants recovered from episodes of bloody stools on amino-acid based formula and were thriving at discharge. Early necrotizing enterocolitis in both twins is rare and has not been reported...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303535/hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogel-coating-does-not-affect-bone-apposition-at-the-implant-surface-in-a-rabbit-model
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W Boot, D Gawlitta, P G J Nikkels, B Pouran, M H P van Rijen, W J A Dhert, H Ch Vogely
BACKGROUND: Uncemented orthopaedic implants rely on the bone-implant interface to provide stability, therefore it is essential that a coating does not interfere with the bone-forming processes occurring at the implant interface. In addition, local application of high concentrations of antibiotics for prophylaxis or treatment of infection may be toxic for osteoblasts and could impair bone growth. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: In this animal study, we investigated the effect of a commercially available hydrogel, either unloaded or loaded with 2% vancomycin...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303465/pharmacotherapy-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder-novel-experimental-medicine-models-and-emerging-drug-targets
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REVIEW
David S Baldwin, Ruihua Hou, Robert Gordon, Nathan T M Huneke, Matthew Garner
Many pharmacological and psychological approaches have been found efficacious in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but many treatment-seeking patients will not respond and others will relapse despite continuing with interventions that initially had beneficial effects. Other patients will respond but then stop treatment early because of untoward effects such as sexual dysfunction, drowsiness, and weight gain. There is much scope for the development of novel approaches that could have greater overall effectiveness or acceptability than currently available interventions or that have particular effectiveness in specific clinical subgroups...
March 16, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301600/the-hdac-inhibitor-sb939-overcomes-resistance-to-bcr-abl-kinase-inhibitors-conferred-by-the-bim-deletion-polymorphism-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Muhammad Rauzan, Charles T H Chuah, Tun Kiat Ko, S Tiong Ong
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treatment has been improved by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as imatinib mesylate (IM) but various factors can cause TKI resistance in patients with CML. One factor which contributes to TKI resistance is a germline intronic deletion polymorphism in the BCL2-like 11 (BIM) gene which impairs the expression of pro-apoptotic splice isoforms of BIM. SB939 (pracinostat) is a hydroxamic acid based HDAC inhibitor with favorable pharmacokinetic, physicochemical and pharmaceutical properties, and we investigated if this drug could overcome BIM deletion polymorphism-induced TKI resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300265/catalytic-routes-to-fuels-from-c1-and-oxygenate-molecules
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Shuai Wang, Iker Agirrezabal-Telleria, Aditya Bhan, Dante Simonetti, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Enrique Iglesia
This account illustrates concepts in chemical kinetics underpinned by the formalism of transition state theory using catalytic processes that enable the synthesis of molecules suitable as fuels from C1 and oxygenate reactants. Such feedstocks provide an essential bridge towards a carbon-free energy future, but their volatility and low energy density require the formation of new C-C bonds and the removal of oxygen. These transformations are described here through recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms and site requirements in catalysis by surfaces, with emphasis on enabling concepts that tackle ubiquitous reactivity and selectivity challenges...
March 16, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299706/microfluidic-pouch-chips-for-immunoassays-and-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests
#14
Michael G Mauk, Changchun Liu, Xianbo Qiu, Dafeng Chen, Jinzhao Song, Haim H Bau
Microfluidic cassettes ("chips") for processing and analysis of clinical specimens and other sample types facilitate point-of-care (POC) immunoassays and nucleic acid based amplification tests. These single-use test chips can be self-contained and made amenable to autonomous operation-reducing or eliminating supporting instrumentation-by incorporating laminated, pliable "pouch" and membrane structures for fluid storage, pumping, mixing, and flow control. Materials and methods for integrating flexible pouch compartments and diaphragm valves into hard plastic (e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299686/electrochemical-biosensors-combined-with-isothermal-amplification-for-quantitative-detection-of-nucleic-acids
#15
Miyuki Tabata, Bo Yao, Ayaka Seichi, Koji Suzuki, Yuji Miyahara
In recent years, various isothermal amplification techniques have been developed as alternatives to polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The integration of isothermal amplification with electrical or electrochemical devices has enabled high-throughput nucleic acid-based assays with high sensitivity. We performed solid-phase rolling circle amplification (RCA) on the surface of a Au electrode, and detected RCA products in situ using chronocoulometry (CC) with [Ru (NH3)6](3+) as the signaling molecule. Detection sensitivity for DNA and a microRNA (miR-143) was 100 fM and 1 pM, respectively...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299023/the-effect-of-osmotherapy-and-tight-control-of-acidosis-on-early-graft-function-among-deceased-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
F Etezadi, A H Najafi Abrandabadi, J Motaharinia, M Mojtahedzadeh, P Pourfakhr, M R Khajavi, S Gooran, R Shariat Moharari, S Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Reperfusion injury and the acid-base status of the transplant are important factors affecting post-transplantation graft function. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that infusing hypertonic saline (HS) or tight control of acid-base status of the blood rushing through renal graft using sodium bicarbonate may have beneficial effects on early graft function. METHODS: Candidates for deceased-donor kidney transplant were randomized into three groups...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296398/discovery-of-an-acrylic-acid-based-tetrahydroisoquinoline-as-an-orally-bioavailable-selective-estrogen-receptor-degrader-for-er%C3%AE-breast-cancer
#17
Heather E Burks, Tinya Abrams, Christina A Kirby, Jason Baird, Alexander Fekete, Lawrence G Hamann, Sunkyu Kim, Franco Lombardo, Alice Loo, Danuta Lubicka, Kaitlin Macchi, Donald P McDonnell, Yuji Mishina, John D Norris, Jill Nunez, Chitra Saran, Yingchuan Sun, Noel M Thomsen, Chunrong Wang, Jianling Wang, Stefan Peukert
Tetrahydroisoquinoline 40 has been identified as a potent ERα antagonist and selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD), exhibiting good oral bioavailability, antitumor efficacy, and SERD activity in vivo. We outline the discovery and chemical optimization of the THIQ scaffold leading to THIQ 40 and showcase the racemization of the scaffold, pharmacokinetic studies in preclinical species, and the in vivo efficacy of THIQ 40 in a MCF-7 human breast cancer xenograft model.
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296160/changes-in-serum-bicarbonate-levels-caused-by-acetate-containing-bicarbonate-buffered-hemodialysis-solution-an-observational-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Mandip Panesar, Neal Shah, Sarosh Vaqar, Kaushik Ivaturi, Gregory Gudleski, Mary Muscarella, Judy Lambert, Winnie Su, Brian Murray
Fresenius Medical Care's NaturaLyte dialysate has been associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death by causing metabolic alkalosis from its acetate content based on retrospective data using pre-dialysis bicarbonate levels only. The study objective was to measure inter/intra-dialytic changes in serum bicarbonate and degree of alkalosis conferred by varying concentrations of NaturaLyte bicarbonate dialysate. Thirty-nine hemodialysis patients were divided into four groups based on prescribed bicarbonate dialysate concentrations; Group 1 (N = 9): 30-32 mEq/L, Group 2 (N = 5): 33-34 mEq/L, Group 3 (N = 10): 35-36 mEq/L, Group 4 (N = 15): 37-40 mEq/L...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295109/interplaying-anions-in-a-supramolecular-metallohydrogel-to-form-metal-organic-frameworks
#19
Suvendu Karak, Sushil Kumar, Saibal Bera, David Díaz Díaz, Subhrashis Banerjee, Kumar Vanka, Rahul Banerjee
The remarkable effect of anions on the transition from supramolecular gels to crystalline phases has been described. An amino acid-based metallohydrogel was transformed into different metal-organic frameworks through the selective picking of anions. The metallohydrogel and the resulting metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were thoroughly characterized. The results demonstrated controlled access over the binding of a particular anion to selectively form a particular MOF.
March 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294640/evoligo-a-novel-software-to-design-and-group-libraries-of-oligonucleotides-applicable-for-nucleic-acid-based-experiments
#20
Marek C Milewski, Karol Kamel, Anna Kurzynska-Kokorniak, Marcin K Chmielewski, Marek Figlerowicz
Experimental methods based on DNA and RNA hybridization, such as multiplex polymerase chain reaction, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, or microarray analysis, require the use of mixtures of multiple oligonucleotides (primers or probes) in a single test tube. To provide an optimal reaction environment, minimal self- and cross-hybridization must be achieved among these oligonucleotides. To address this problem, we developed EvOligo, which is a software package that provides the means to design and group DNA and RNA molecules with defined lengths...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
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