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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098465/rejection-of-commonly-used-electrolyte-in-asymmetric-flow-field-flow-fractionation-effects-of-membrane-molecular-weight-cut-off-size-fluid-dynamics-and-valence-of-electrolytes
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Thilak K Mudalige, Haiou Qu, Sean W Linder
Asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (AF4) is an efficient size based separation technique for the characterization of submicron size particulates. In AF4, membranes having various molecular weight cut-off sizes are used as a barrier to retain particles while allowing carrier fluid containing electrolytes to permeate. Here, we hypothesized that electrolyte rejection by the barrier membrane lead to the accumulation of the electrolytes in the channel during operation. Electrolyte accumulation can cause various adverse effects which can lead to membrane fouling...
January 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095484/experimental-diabetes-alters-the-morphology-and-nano-structure-of-the-achilles-tendon
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Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Rômulo Medina de Mattos, Luciana Magalhães Rebelo, Fernanda Guimarães Meireles Ferreira, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Luiz Eurico Nasciutti, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito
Although of several studies that associate chronic hyperglycemia with tendinopathy, the connection between morphometric changes as witnessed by magnetic resonance (MR) images, nanostructural changes, and inflammatory markers have not yet been fully established. Therefore, the present study has as a hypothesis that the Achilles tendons of rats with diabetes mellitus (DM) exhibit structural changes. The animals were randomly divided into two experimental groups: Control Group (n = 06) injected with a vehicle (sodium citrate buffer solution) and Diabetic Group (n = 06) consisting of rats submitted to intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081239/statistical-modeling-applied-to-deformation-relaxation-processes-in-a-composite-biopolymer-network-induced-by-magnetic-field
#3
Javier Tarrío-Saavedra, Cécilia Galindo González, Salvador Naya, Jorge López-Beceiro, Alain Ponton
This study investigated a methodology based on image processing and statistics to characterize and model the deformation upon controlled and uniform magnetic field and the relaxation under zero field of droplets observed in aqueous solutions of sodium alginate incorporating magnetic maghemite nanoparticles stabilized by adsorption of citrate ions. The changes of droplet geometry were statistically analyzed using a new approach based on the data obtained from optical microscopy, image processing, nonlinear regression, evolutionary optimization, analysis of variance and resampling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070048/-role-of-local-citrate-anticoagulation-in-continuous-blood-purification-to-patients-at-high-risk-of-bleeding-in-icu
#4
Shangping Zhao, Hao Ou, Yue Peng, Zuoliang Liu, Mingshi Yang, Xuefei Xiao
To evaluate the safety and efficiency of citrate anticoagulant-based continuous blood purification in patients at high risk of bleeding. 
 Methods: One hundred and fifty-two patients at high risk of bleeding were divided into local citrate group (group A, n=68) and heparin group (group B, n=84). Clotting function, change of pH, ionized sodium, bicarbonate ion, ionized calcium, activated clotting time (ACT) and complications were monitored before and during treatment. 
 Results: Compared to the group A, the incidence of clotting in filter and chamber, the degree of bleeding or fresh bleeding were significantly reduced in the group B (P<0...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055031/a-customized-mobile-application-in-colonoscopy-preparation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Ala I Sharara, Jean M Chalhoub, Maya Beydoun, Rani H Shayto, Hamed Chehab, Ali H Harb, Fadi H Mourad, Fayez S Sarkis
OBJECTIVES: Adherence with diet and prescribed purgative is essential for proper cleansing with low-volume bowel preparations. The aim of this work was to assess the effect of a customized mobile application (App) on adherence and quality of bowel preparation. METHODS: One hundred and sixty (160) eligible patients scheduled for elective colonoscopy were randomly assigned to paper (control) or App-based instructions. The preparation consisted of low-fiber diet for 2 days, clear fluids for one day and split-dose sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPS)...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054120/assessment-of-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-structures-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#6
Snežana Miljanić, Marina Ratkaj, Marija Matković, Ivo Piantanida, Paola Gratteri, Carla Bazzicalupi
G-Quadruplex (G4) structures of a human telomeric 24-mer (5'-TTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGG-3') sequence (Tel24) stabilized by sodium and potassium ions have been assessed using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The distinctive SERS spectra of Tel24 in the presence of 100 mM Na(+) and 100 mM K(+) were obtained and the SERS bands characteristic of the antiparallel basket-type and the mixed hybrid (3+1) structures, respectively, were identified and assigned. The influence of the SERS - active substrate on the scattering enhancement was studied using citrate- and chloride-covered silver nanoparticles, in the absence and presence of the aggregating agent (0...
January 4, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041819/circulating-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-metabolite-levels-in-citrin-deficient-children-with-metabolic-adaptation-with-and-without-sodium-pyruvate-treatment
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Hironori Nagasaka, Haruki Komatsu, Ayano Inui, Mariko Nakacho, Ichiro Morioka, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Shunsaku Kaji, Satoshi Hirayama, Takashi Miida, Hiroki Kondou, Kenji Ihara, Mariko Yagi, Zenro Kizaki, Kazuhiko Bessho, Takahiro Kodama, Kazumoto Iijima, Takeyori Saheki, Tohru Yorifuji, Akira Honda
Citrin deficiency causes adult-onset type II citrullinemia (CTLN-2), which later manifests as severe liver steatosis and life-threatening encephalopathy. Long-standing energy deficit of the liver and brain may predispose ones to CTLN-2. Here, we compared the energy-driving tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle and fatty acid β-oxidation cycle between 22 citrin-deficient children (age, 3-13years) with normal liver functions and 37 healthy controls (age, 5-13years). TCA cycle analysis showed that basal plasma citrate and α-ketoglutarate levels were significantly higher in the affected than the control group (p<0...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031282/tonb-dependent-heme-hemoglobin-utilization-by-caulobacter-crescentus-huta
#8
Heloise Balhesteros, Yan Shipelskiy, Noah Long, Aritri Majumdar, Benjamin B Katz, Naara M Santos, Laura Leaden, Salete M Newton, Marilis V Marques, Phillip E Klebba
: Siderophore nutrition tests with Caulobacter crescentus strain NA1000 revealed that it utilized a variety of ferric hydroxamate siderophores, including asperchromes, ferrichromes, ferrichrome A, malonichrome and ferric aerobactin, as well as hemin and hemoglobin. C. crescentus did not transport ferrioxamine B or ferric catecholates. Because it did not use ferric enterobactin, the catecholate aposiderophore was an effective agent for iron deprivation. We determined the kinetics and thermodynamics of [(59)Fe]-apoferrichrome and [(59)Fe]-citrate binding and transport by NA1000...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013386/potentiation-of-the-no-cgmp-pathway-and-blood-flow-responses-during-dynamic-exercise-in-healthy-humans
#9
Jacqueline K Limberg, Katherine R Malterer, J Mikhail Kellawan, William G Schrage, Brad W Wilkins, Wayne T Nicholson, John H Eisenach, Michael J Joyner, Timothy B Curry
PURPOSE: Previous work has shown nitric oxide (NO) contributes to ~15% of the hyperemic response to dynamic exercise in healthy humans. This NO-mediated vasodilation occurs, in part, via increases in intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), which is catabolized by phosphodiesterase. We sought to examine the effect of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibition on forearm blood flow (FBF) responses to dynamic handgrip exercise in healthy humans and the role of NO. We hypothesized exercise hyperemia would be augmented by sildenafil citrate (SDF, PDE-5 inhibitor)...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008893/controlled-synthesis-of-metallic-iron-nanoparticles-and-their-magnetic-hyperthermia-performance-in-polyaniline-composite-nanofibers
#10
Ta-I Yang, Su-Hua Chang
Electrospun magnetic iron/polyaniline nanofibers with applicable heating performance in an AC magnetic field were developed. A new and low-cost method was introduced to synthesize metallic iron (Fe(0)) nanoparticles with uniform size distribution. The Fe(0) nanoparticles were synthesized in an aqueous environment at room temperature with the assistance of polyvinylpyrrolidone and sodium citrate to tailor their particle sizes ranging from 10 to 20 nm. The experimental results showed that regulating the free iron ions present in the solution is critical for obtaining Fe(0) nanoparticles with narrow size distribution...
February 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006007/improving-the-diet-for-the-rearing-of-glossina-brevipalpis-newstead-and-glossina-austeni-newstead-blood-source-and-collection-processing-feeding-procedures
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Chantel J De Beer, Gert J Venter, Marc J B Vreysen
One of the challenges to maintain tsetse fly (Diptera: Glossinidae) colonies is the sustainable supply of high quality blood meals. The effect of using anticoagulants during collection of the blood, the addition of phagostimulants to the blood meals as well as using mixtures of bovine and porcine blood in different proportions for feeding on colony productivity was assessed. Defibrinated bovine blood was found to be suitable to maintain both the Glossina brevipalpis Newstead and Glossina austeni Newstead colonies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989818/the-binuclear-form-of-dinitrosyl-iron-complexes-with-thiol-containing-ligands-in-animal-tissues
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Vasak D Mikoyan, Evgeniya N Burgova, Rostislav R Borodulin, Anatoly F Vanin
It has been established that treatment of mice with sodium nitrite, S-nitrosoglutathione and the water-soluble nitroglycerine derivative isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) as NO donors initiates in vivo synthesis of significant amounts of EPR-silent binuclear dinitrosyl iron complexes (B-DNIC) with thiol-containing ligands in the liver and other tissues of experimental mice. This effect is especially apparent if NO donors are administered to mice simultaneously with the Fe(2+)-citrate complex. Similar results were obtained in experiments on isolated liver and other mouse tissues treated with gaseous NО in vitro and during stimulation of endogenous NO synthesis in the presence of inducible NO synthase...
January 30, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980993/all-copper-nanocluster-based-down-conversion-white-light-emitting-devices
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Zhenguang Wang, Bingkun Chen, Andrei S Susha, Weihua Wang, Claas J Reckmeier, Rui Chen, Haizheng Zhong, Andrey L Rogach
Most of the present-day down-conversion white light-emitting devices (WLEDs) utilize rare-earth elements, which are expensive and facing the problem of shortage in supply. WLEDs based on the combination of orange and blue emitting copper nanoclusters are introduced, which are easy to produce and low in cost. Orange emitting Cu nanoclusters (NCs) are synthesized using glutathione as both the reduction agent and stabilizer, followed by solvent induced aggregation leading to the emission enhancement. Photoluminescence quantum yields (PL QY) of 24% and 43% in solution and solid state are achieved, respectively...
November 2016: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977114/in-situ-activated-n-doped-mesoporous-carbon-from-a-protic-salt-and-its-performance-in-supercapacitors
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Tiago C Mendes, Changlong Xiao, Fengling Zhou, Haitao Li, Gregory P Knowles, Matthias Hilder, Anthony Somers, Patrick C Howlett, Douglas R MacFarlane
Protic salts have been recently recognized to be an excellent carbon source to obtain highly ordered N-doped carbon without the need of tedious and time-consuming preparation steps that are usually involved in traditional polymer-based precursors. Herein, we report a direct co-pyrolysis of an easily synthesized protic salt (benzimidazolium triflate) with calcium and sodium citrate at 850 °C to obtain N-doped mesoporous carbons from a single calcination procedure. It was found that sodium citrate plays a role in the final carbon porosity and acts as an in situ activator...
December 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964914/closed-circuit-recovery-of-copper-lead-and-iron-from-electronic-waste-with-citrate-solutions
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Robinson Torres, Gretchen T Lapidus
An integral closed circuit hydrometallurgical process is presented for base metal recovery from electronic waste. The leaching medium consists of a sodium citrate solution, from which base metals are retrieved by direct electrowinning, and the barren solution is recycled back to the leaching stage. This leaching-electrowinning cycle was repeated four times. The redox properties of the fresh citrate solution, as well as the leach liquors, were characterized by cyclic voltammetry to determine adequate conditions for metal reduction, as well as to limit citrate degradation...
December 10, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938979/treatment-of-grade-iv-diffuse-lamellar-keratitis-with-oral-doxycycline-and-topical-10-sodium-citrate
#16
Elias Jarade, E Slim, J Antoun, R Abou Khzam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932551/antigen-unmasking-enhances-visualization-efficacy-of-the-oocyte-activation-factor-phospholipase-c-zeta-in-mammalian-sperm
#17
Junaid Kashir, Luke Buntwal, Michail Nomikos, Brian L Calver, Panagiotis Stamatiadis, Peter Ashley, Vyronia Vassilakopoulou, David Sanders, Paul Knaggs, Evangelia Livaniou, Adnan Bunkheila, Karl Swann, F Anthony Lai
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve clinical visualization of phospholipase C zeta (PLCζ) as a diagnostic marker of sperm oocyte activation capacity and male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Poor PLCζ visualization efficacy using current protocols may be due to steric or conformational occlusion of native PLCζ, hindering antibody access, and is significantly enhanced using antigen unmasking/retrieval (AUM) protocols. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mammalian oocyte activation is mediated via a series of intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillations induced by sperm-specific PLCζ...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931218/scutellaria-barbata-flavonoids-alleviate-memory-deficits-and-neuronal-injuries-induced-by-composited-a%C3%AE-in-rats
#18
Xiao G Wu, Shu S Wang, Hong Miao, Jian J Cheng, Shu F Zhang, Ya Z Shang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Scutellaria barbata flavonoids (SBF) on memory impairment and neuronal injury induced by amyloid beta protein 25-35 in combination with aluminum trichloride (AlCl3) and recombinant human transforming growth factor-β1 (RHTGF-β1) (composited Aβ) in rats. METHODS: The composited Aβ-treated model of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like memory impairment and neuronal injury was established in male rats by right intracerebroventricular injection of composited Aβ, and the effects of SBF were assessed using this rat model...
December 8, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921101/the-effect-of-common-anticoagulants-in-detection-and-quantification-of-malaria-parasitemia-in-human-red-blood-cells-by-atr-ftir-spectroscopy
#19
Miguela Martin, David Perez-Guaita, Dean W Andrew, Jack S Richards, Bayden R Wood, Philip Heraud
Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) has the potential to become a new diagnostic tool for malaria and other diseases. For point-of-care testing, the use of ATR-FTIR in malaria diagnosis enables the analysis of blood in the aqueous state, which represents an enormous advantage by minimising the sample preparation by removing the need for cell fixation. Here we report the quantification of malaria parasitemia in human RBCs in their normal physiological aqueous state...
December 6, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921087/acute-and-chronic-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-sperm-parameters-and-chromatin-structure-in-mice
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Mahsa Nazar, Ali Reza Talebi, Mohammad Hosseini Sharifabad, Abolghasem Abbasi, Arezoo Khoradmehr, Amir Hossein Danafar
BACKGROUND: The particles in the range of 1-100 nm are called nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticle is one of the most important metal nanoparticles with wide usage. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of gold nanoparticles on sperm parameters and chromatin structure in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 72 male bulb-c mice were divided into 9 groups including: 4 Sham groups (Sc 1-4), 4 experimental groups (Au 1-4), and 1 control group (C)...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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