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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933754/tandem-thorpe-reaction-palladium-catalyzed-asymmetric-allylic-alkylation-access-to-chiral-%C3%AE-enaminonitriles-with-excellent-enantioselectivity
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Xue Long Hou, Da-Chang Bai, Xiu-Yan Liu, Hao Li, Chang-Hua Ding
A new type of nucleophile, 3-imino nitrile carbanion generated in-situ by Thorpe reaction of acetonitrile with base, was developed successfully and applied in Pd-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation with mono substituted allyl reagents under Pd/SIOCPhox catalysis, affording β-enaminonitrile products in high yields with excellent regio- and enantioselectivities.
December 8, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933751/synthesis-of-acetone-derived-c6-c9-and-c12-carbon-scaffolds-for-chemical-and-fuel-applications
#2
Cameron M Moore, Rhodri W Jenkins, Michael T Janicke, William L Kubic, Evgueni Polikarpov, Troy A Semelsberger, Andrew D Sutton
A simple, inexpensive catalyst system (Amberlyst 15 and Ni/SiO2 -Al2 O3 ) is described for the upgrading of acetone to a range of chemicals and potential fuels. Stepwise hydrodeoxygenation of the produced ketones can yield branched alcohols, alkenes, and alkanes. An analysis of these products is provided, which demonstrates that this approach can provide a product profile of valuable bioproducts and potential biofuels.
December 9, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933725/cellular-engineering-for-therapeutic-protein-production-product-quality-host-modification-and-process-improvement
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REVIEW
Evan Wells, Anne Skaja Robinson
Recombinant proteins offer many therapeutic advantages unavailable in traditional small molecule drugs, but the need for cellular versus chemical synthesis complicates production. Avenues for producing therapeutic biologics are continuously expanding, and developments in biochemistry, cell biology, and bioengineering fuel new discoveries that promise safer, more efficient, and cheaper drugs for consumers. Numerous approaches to express recombinant proteins exist, but Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and mammalian systems (e...
December 9, 2016: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933711/using-a-co-production-prioritization-exercise-involving-south-asian-children-young-people-and-their-families-to-identify-health-priorities-requiring-further-research-and-public-awareness
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Logan Manikam, Rakhee Shah, Kate Reed, Gupreet Santini, Monica Lakhanpaul
OBJECTIVES: To facilitate South Asian (SA) families and health-care professionals (HCPs) participation in a prioritization exercise to co-produce child health research and public awareness agendas. DESIGN: A three-stage process was adopted involving the following: (i) systematic literature review, (ii) HCP scoping survey and (iii) focus groups of SA adolescents and families. A Punjabi- and Urdu-speaking community facilitator moderated focus groups. A British Sign Language interpreter assisted in the hard of hearing group...
December 8, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933690/on-the-reactions-of-thiols-sulfenic-acids-and-sulfinic-acids-with-hydrogen-peroxide
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Jean-Philippe R Chauvin, Derek A Pratt
The reaction of thiols with H2 O2 is central to many processes essential to life, from protein folding to redox signaling. The initial products are assumed to be sulfenic acids, but their observation, and the kinetic and mechanistic characterization of their subsequent reactions, has proven challenging. The introduction of a 9-fluorotriptycene substituent enabled the use of (19) F NMR to directly monitor the reaction of a thiol with H2 O2 to yield a sulfenic acid, and its subsequent oxidation to sulfinic and sulfonic acids...
December 9, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933684/enhancement-of-ag-based-plasmonic-photocatalysis-in-the-hydrogen-production-from-ammonia-borane-by-the-assist-of-single-site-ti-oxide-moiety-within-the-silica-framework
#6
Priyanka Verma, Yasutaka Kuwahara, Kohsuke Mori, Hiromi Yamashita
Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have gained great attention owing to their interesting plasmonic properties showing efficient catalysis under visible light irradiation. In this study, Ag-based plasmonic catalyst supported on the mesoporous silica involving isolated and tetrahedrally coordinated single-site Ti-oxide moieties, Ag/Ti-SBA-15, has been designed with the purpose of utilizing the broad spectrum range of solar energy. The Ti-SBA-15 support allows the deposition of small Ag NPs with a narrow size distribution...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933681/evaluating-a-primary-care-psychology-service-in-ireland-a-survey-of-stakeholders-and-psychologists
#7
Mark Corcoran, Michael Byrne
Primary care psychology services (PCPS) represent an important resource in meeting the various health needs of our communities. This study evaluated the PCPS in a two-county area within the Republic of Ireland. The objectives were to (i) examine the viewpoints of the service for both psychologists and stakeholders (healthcare professionals only) and (ii) examine the enactment of the stepped care model of service provision. Separate surveys were sent to primary care psychologists (n = 8), general practitioners (GPs; n = 69) and other stakeholders in the two counties...
December 8, 2016: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933675/c3-symmetric-boron-lewis-acid-with-a-cage-shape-for-chiral-molecular-recognition-and-asymmetric-catalysis
#8
Akihito Konishi, Koichi Nakaoka, Hikaru Maruyama, Hideto Nakajima, Tomohiro Eguchi, Akio Baba, Makoto Yasuda
Chiral Lewis acids have played an important role in the precise construction of various types of chiral molecules. Here, we designed and synthesized a cage-shaped borate 2 as a chiral Lewis acid, which possesses a unique C3-symmetric structure composed of three homochiral binaphthyl moieties. The highly symmetrical structure of 2 with homochirality was clearly elucidated by X-ray crystallographic analysis. The peculiar chiral environment of 2·THF exhibited the chiral recognition of some simple amines and a sulfoxide...
December 8, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933643/syntaxin-4a-regulates-matrix-vesicle-mediated-bone-matrix-production-by-osteoblasts
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Shinji Kawai, Ikumi Michikami, Jirouta Kitagaki, Kenji Hata, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Takaya Abe, Atsuo Amano, Satoshi Wakisaka
Osteoblasts secrete matrix vesicles and proteins to bone surfaces, though the molecular mechanisms of this secretion system remain unclear. The present findings reveal the roles of important genes in osteoblasts involved in regulation of extracellular matrix secretion. We especially focused on SNARE genes and identified notable Syntaxin 4a (Stx4a) expression on the basolateral side of the plasma membrane of osteoblasts. Furthermore, Stx4a overexpression was found to increase mineralization by osteoblastic cells, whereas Stx4a knockdown reduced levels of mineralization...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933641/method-of-b0-mapping-with-magnitude-based-correction-for-bipolar-two-point-dixon-cardiac-mri
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Junmin Liu, Dana C Peters, Maria Drangova
PURPOSE: The conventional two-point (2pt) Dixon technique explicitly estimates B0 map by performing phase unwrapping. When signal loss, phase singularity, artifacts, or spatially isolated regions corrupt the measured phase images, this unwrapping-based technique will face difficulty. This work aims to improve the reliability of B0 mapping by performing unwrapping error correction. METHOD: To detect the unwrapping-caused phase errors, we determined a magnitude-based fat/water mask and used it as reference to identify pixels being mismatched by the phase-based mask, which was derived from the B0-corrected phase term of the Hermitian product between echoes...
December 8, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933619/monocyte-mediated-activation-of-endothelial-cells-occurs-only-after-binding-to-extracellular-vesicles-from-red-blood-cell-products-a-process-mediated-by-%C3%AE-integrin
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Marleen Straat, Maike E van Hezel, Anita Böing, Anita Tuip-De Boer, Nina Weber, Rienk Nieuwland, Robin van Bruggen, Nicole P Juffermans
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is associated with organ failure. The mechanism remains unknown, but may include adherence of blood cells to the microvasculature. We hypothesized that RBC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) interact with monocytes to activate endothelial cells. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were incubated with supernatant from fresh and stored RBC units either containing EVs or depleted from EVs, with or without the addition of immune cells...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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REVIEW
Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933606/relaxin-like-peptides-in-male-reproduction-a-human-perspective
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REVIEW
Richard Ivell, Alexander I Agoulnik, Ravinder Anand-Ivell
The relaxin family of peptide hormones and their cognate G-protein coupled receptors are becoming physiologically well characterized in the cardiovascular system and particularly in female reproductive processes. Much less is known about the physiology and pharmacology of these peptides in male reproduction, particularly as regards the human. H2-relaxin is involved in prostate function and growth, while INSL3 is a major product of the testicular Leydig cells and in the adult appears to modulate steroidogenesis and germ cell survival...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933594/vegetable-peel-waste-for-the-production-of-zno-nanoparticles-and-its-toxicological-efficiency-antifungal-hemolytic-and-antibacterial-activities
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T V Surendra, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Gargi Sarkar, K Suthindhiran
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) are important materials when making different products like sun screens, textiles, and paints. In the current study, the photocatalytic effect of prepared ZnO NPs from Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) was evaluated on degradation of crystal violet (CV) dye, which is largely released from textile industries and is harmful to the environment. Preliminarily, ZnO NP formation was confirmed using a double beam ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer; further, the NP size was estimated using XRD analysis and the functional group analysis was determined using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933593/inflammation-induced-cd69-kupffer-cell-feedback-inhibits-t-cell-proliferation-via-membrane-bound-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Xiang Zhang, Zhengping Jiang, Yan Gu, Yanfang Liu, Xuetao Cao, Yanmei Han
Kupffer cells, tissue-resident macrophage lineage cell, are enriched in vertebrate liver. The mouse F4/80(+) Kupffer cells have been subclassified into two subpopulations according to their phenotype and function: CD68(+) subpopulation with potent reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and phagocytic capacities, and CD11b(+) subpopulation with a potent capacity to produce T helper 1 cytokines. In addition, CD11b(+) Kupffer cells/macrophages may be migrated from the bone marrow or spleen, especially in inflammatory conditions of the liver...
December 6, 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933584/matrine-treatment-blocks-nogoa-induced-neural-inhibitory-signaling-pathway-in-ongoing-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#16
Quan-Cheng Kan, Hui-Jun Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Xing Li, Yu-Ming Xu, Rodolfo Thome, Ming-Liang Zhang, Nan Liu, Yao-Juan Chu, Guang-Xian Zhang, Li Zhu
Myelin-associated inhibitors, such as NogoA, myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), and oligodendrocyte myelin glycoprotein (OMgp), play a pivotal role in the lack of neuroregeneration in multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Matrine (MAT), a monomer that is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, has shown beneficial effects in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. However, the underlying mechanisms of MAT-induced EAE amelioration are not fully understood...
December 9, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933547/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-fucoxanthin-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-ap-1-pathways-and-activation-of-pka-creb-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-activated-bv-2-microglial-cells
#17
Dong Zhao, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Yoon Sun Chun, Ming-Yao Gu, Hyun Ok Yang
Microglia play a critical role in controlling the homeostasis of the brain, but over-activated microglia secrete pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which induce neuronal cell death. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a marine carotenoid, has demonstrated a variety of beneficial health effects. Despite accumulating evidence supporting the immune-modulating effects of Fx in vitro, the underlying signaling pathways remain unknown. In the present study, Fx dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory mediators including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reactive oxygen species (ROS), prostaglandin (PG) E2, and nitric oxide (NO) productions, and also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzymes...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933500/climate-change-mitigation-the-potential-of-agriculture-as-a-renewable-energy-source-in-nigeria
#18
Z A Elum, D M Modise, G Nhamo
Energy is pivotal to the economic development of every nation. However, its production and utilization leads to undesirable carbon emissions that aggravate global warming which results in climate change. The agriculture sector is a significant user of energy. However, it has the potential to be a major contributor to Nigeria's energy supply mix in meeting its energy deficit. More so, in the light of current and impending adverse effects of climate change, there is a need to contain GHG's emissions. This paper focuses on bioenergy utilization as a climate change mitigation strategy and one that can, through effective waste management, enhance sustainable economic development in Nigeria...
December 9, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933495/photocatalysis-of-s-metolachlor-in-aqueous-suspension-of-magnetic-cerium-doped-mtio2-core-shell-under-simulated-solar-light
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J Mermana, P Sutthivaiyakit, C Blaise, F Gagné, S Charnsethikul, P Kidkhunthod, S Sutthivaiyakit
Magnetic cerium-doped mesoporous titanium dioxide was synthesized by combining sol-gel method and calcination using tetrabutanate and ammonium cerium nitrate as precursors and Pluronic P123 as a template coating on iron oxide covered with carbon in ethanol. The magnetic Ce-doped catalyst showed only anatase structure with a slight increase in lattice parameters compared to the undoped catalyst. The Ce LIII-edge X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) spectra showed Ce(3+), and the cerium substitution doping into titanium dioxide was proposed...
December 8, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933483/covalent-immobilization-of-human-placental-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-onto-glutaraldehyde-activated-silica-coupled-with-lc-tof-ms-for-anti-cancer-drug-screening-applications
#20
Yin Bai, Wen-Di Zhou, Xian-Min Mu, Qian Zhang, Chen Yu, Bin Di, Meng-Xiang Su
Human 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (17β-HSD1), a potential target in breast cancer prevention and therapy, was extracted from human placenta and immobilized on nonporous silica (∼5 μm) with a covalent method for the first time. The optimum initial enzyme concentration and immobilization time during the immobilization process were 0.42 mg mL(-1) and 12 h, repectively. The binding was confirmed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). It could improve the pH, thermal and storage stability compared to free enzyme...
December 8, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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