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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102421/the-nature-of-the-light-absorption-and-emission-transitions-of-4-hydroxybenzophenone-in-different-solvents-a-combined-computational-and-experimental-study
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Francesco Barsotti, Giovanni Ghigo, Silvia Berto, Davide Vione
The photophysics and photochemistry of 4-hydroxybenzophenone (4HOBP) are interesting because they can give some insight into the behavior of humic material. Here we show that 4HOBP has a number of fluorescence peaks: (i) an intense one at excitation/emission wavelengths Ex/Em ∼ 200-230/280-370 nm, likely due to an excitation transition from S0 to S5 or S6, followed by S2 → S0 in emission (Sn denotes the singlet states of 4HOBP); (ii) a minor peak at Ex/Em ∼ 270-300/320-360 nm (S0 → S2 in absorption and S2 → S0 in emission), and (iii) very interesting signals in the typical emission region of humic substances, most notably at Ex/Em ∼ 200-220/400-500 nm and Ex/Em ∼ 260-280/400-470 nm (in both cases the emission corresponded to an S1 → S0 transition)...
January 19, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099798/development-of-a-quechers-based-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-acidic-pesticides-their-esters-and-conjugates-following-alkaline-hydrolysis
#2
Angelika Steinborn, Lutz Alder, Madeleine Spitzke, Daniela Doerk, Michelangelo Anastassiades
An analytical procedure was developed allowing the simultaneous determination of acidic pesticides and their conjugates by addition of an alkaline hydrolysis step into the EU version of the QuEChERS method. The procedure resulted additionally in hydrolysis of most esters of phenoxy acids. Based on information from metabolism studies and the hydrolytic conditions employed in supervised field trials as well as results on the influence of physical and chemical parameters (temperature, time, type of solvent, type of matrix) alkaline hydrolysis for 30 min at 40 °C was deemed as a good compromise for the determination of residues of 2,4-D, dichlorprop, fluazifop, haloxyfop, MCPA and MCPB...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099643/balanced-crystalloids-for-septic-shock-resuscitation
#3
Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunção
Timely fluid administration is crucial to maintain tissue perfusion in septic shock patients. However, the question concerning which fluid should be used for septic shock resuscitation remains a matter of debate. A growing body of evidence suggests that the type, amount and timing of fluid administration during the course of sepsis may affect patient outcomes. Crystalloids have been recommended as the first-line fluids for septic shock resuscitation. Nevertheless, given the inconclusive nature of the available literature, no definitive recommendations about the most appropriate crystalloid solution can be made...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098286/tridentate-lewis-acids-based-on-triphenylsilane
#4
Janek Tomaschautzky, Beate Neumann, Hans-Georg Stammler, Andreas Mix, Norbert W Mitzel
Several derivatives of the propeller-shaped ortho-substituted triphenylsilanes, carrying metal- or silicon-based acceptor groups, are reported. They were synthesized starting from tris(2-bromophenyl)fluorosilane, tris(2-vinylphenyl)fluorosilane and tris(2-ethynylphenyl)fluorosilane to generate a scope of Lewis-acidic molecules with different cavities. An improved synthetic protocol for donor-free tris(2-lithiophenyl)silanes is described. First attempts in host-guest chemistry to probe the binding between a threefold alane-functionalised ortho-substituted triphenylsilane and a tridentate Lewis-basic guest molecule are presented...
January 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094510/nanoporous-gold-based-electrode-morphology-libraries-for-investigating-structure-property-relationships-in-nucleic-acid-based-electrochemical-biosensors
#5
Zimple Matharu, Pallavi Daggumati, Ling Wang, Tatiana S Dorofeeva, Zidong Li, Erkin Seker
Nanoporous gold (np-Au) electrode coatings significantly enhance performance of electrochemical nucleic acid biosensors due to their three-dimensional nanoscale network, high electrical conductivity, facile surface functionalization, and biocompatibility. Contrary to planar electrodes, the np-Au electrodes also exhibit sensitive detection in the presence of common biofouling media due to their porous structure. However, the pore size of the nano-matrix plays a critical role in dictating the extent of biomolecular capture and transport...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092690/post-translational-selective-intracellular-silencing-of-acetylated-proteins-with-de-novo-selected-intrabodies
#6
Michele Chirichella, Simonetta Lisi, Marco Fantini, Martina Goracci, Mariantonietta Calvello, Rossella Brandi, Ivan Arisi, Mara D'Onofrio, Cristina Di Primio, Antonino Cattaneo
The ability to selectively interfere with post-translationally modified proteins would have many biological and therapeutic applications. However, post-translational modifications cannot be selectively targeted by nucleic-acid-based interference approaches. Here we describe post-translational intracellular silencing antibody technology (PISA), a method for selecting intrabodies against post-translationally modified proteins. We demonstrate our method by generating intrabodies against native acetylated proteins and showing functional interference in living cells...
January 16, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092598/evaluation-of-venous-blood-gas-levels-blood-chemistry-and-haemocytometric-parameters-in-milk-fed-veal-calves-at-different-periods-of-livestock-cycle
#7
S Giambelluca, E Fiore, A Sadocco, M Gianesella, I Vazzana, T Orefice, M Morgante
An evaluation of blood chemistry profile in relation to specific stages of livestock cycle can help better understand variations in physiological conditions in order to adjust management systems to animal needs. In addition to basal hematological investigation, the acid-base balance and blood gases are essential tools in evaluating metabolism in calves. The relationship between blood gas parameters, diet and growth should be further investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acid-base status, blood gases, serum chemistry and hematological parameters in veal calves at different periods of livestock cycle...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092381/miniaturized-devices-for-point-of-care-molecular-detection-of-hiv
#8
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Michael Mauk, Jinzhao Song, Haim H Bau, Robert Gross, Frederic D Bushman, Ronald G Collman, Changchun Liu
The HIV pandemic affects 36.7 million people worldwide, predominantly in resource-poor settings. Nucleic acid-based molecular detection of HIV plays a significant role in antiretroviral treatment monitoring for HIV patients, as well as diagnosis of HIV infection in infants. Currently available molecular diagnostic methods are complex, time-consuming and relatively expensive, thus limiting their use in resource-poor settings. Recent advances in microfluidics technology have made possible low-cost integrated miniaturized devices for molecular detection and quantification of HIV at the point of care...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092358/recurrent-rna-motifs-as-scaffolds-for-genetically-encodable-small-molecule-biosensors
#9
Ely B Porter, Jacob T Polaski, Makenna M Morck, Robert T Batey
Allosteric RNA devices are increasingly being viewed as important tools capable of monitoring enzyme evolution, optimizing engineered metabolic pathways, facilitating gene discovery and regulators of nucleic acid-based therapeutics. A key bottleneck in the development of these platforms is the availability of small-molecule-binding RNA aptamers that robustly function in the cellular environment. Although aptamers can be raised against nearly any desired target through in vitro selection, many cannot easily be integrated into devices or do not reliably function in a cellular context...
January 16, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091737/impact-of-pelvic-fractures-on-the-early-clinical-outcomes-of-severely-injured-trauma-patients
#10
K Almahmoud, R Pfeifer, K Al-Kofahi, A Hmedat, W Hyderabad, F Hildebrand, A B Peitzman, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: Pelvic fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality following injury. We sought to study the impact of pelvic fractures on the clinical course and outcomes of trauma patients with a pelvic fracture in comparison to patients with similar injury severity without pelvic fracture to identify potential parameters to track patients' clinical course post-injury. METHODS: A cohort of 206 consecutive blunt trauma survivors, studied over a 5-year period in a level I trauma center of which 75 patients (36...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088177/a-novel-quantitative-pcr-detects-babesia-infection-in-patients-not-identified-by-currently-available-non-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests
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Lavoisier Akoolo, Samantha Schlachter, Rasel Khan, Laura Alter, Albert D Rojtman, Kristine Gedroic, Purnima Bhanot, Nikhat Parveen
BACKGROUND: Ticks transmit Babesia microti, the causative agents of babesiosis in North America and Europe. Babesiosis is now endemic in Northeastern USA and affects people of all ages. Babesia species infect erythrocytes and can be transmitted through blood transfusion. Whole blood and blood products, which are not tested for Babesia, can cause transfusion-transmitted babesiosis (TTB) resulting in severe consequences in the immuno-compromised patients. The purpose of this study was epidemiological evaluation of babesiosis in a tick-infested state...
January 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087944/laboratory-diagnosis-and-susceptibility-testing-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
Gary W Procop
The laboratory, which utilizes some of the most sophisticated and rapidly changing technologies, plays a critical role in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Some of these tools are being employed in resource-challenged countries for the rapid detection and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Foremost, the laboratory defines appropriate specimen criteria for optimal test performance. The direct detection of mycobacteria in the clinical specimen, predominantly done by acid-fast staining, may eventually be replaced by rapid-cycle PCR...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081491/effect-of-humic-acid-based-amendments-with-foliar-application-of-zn-and-se-on-cd-accumulation-in-tobacco
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Yao Yu, Yanan Wan, Qi Wang, Huafen Li
The smoke of tobacco is a major source of exposure to Cd in humans and therefore it is urgent to find a way to a method to reduce Cd accumulation in tobacco. A four-month tobacco pot experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of two base treatments (humic acid-based amendments) and two foliar treatments (Zn and Se) on Cd uptake by tobacco. The results showed that Cd in tobacco was mainly transferred into leaves, which could be significantly reduced by both applied amendments. The Cd contents in leaves were reduced by up to 67%...
January 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080068/transition-metal-free-redox-neutral-one-pot-c3-alkenylation-of-indoles-using-aldehydes
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Samrat Sahu, Ankush Banerjee, Modhu Sudan Maji
The synthesis of sensitive β-alkyl 3-vinylindoles having diverse functional groups with good selectivity remains a challenging task. Keeping the synthetic utility of 3-alkenylindoles in mind, we explored a unique approach to synthesize them from unprotected indoles in a domino fashion. A transition-metal-free C3-alkenylation of indole is reported by using sequential Brønsted acid/base catalysis. Several β-substituted 3-alkenylindoles and conjugated 1,3-dienes are synthesized by direct coupling of indole and readily available aliphatic aldehydes...
January 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079944/an-isolable-silicon-dicarbonate-complex-from-carbon-dioxide-activation-with-a-silylone
#15
Alexander Burchert, Shenglai Yao, Robert Müller, Caspar Schattenberg, Yun Xiong, Martin Kaupp, Matthias Driess
The first isolable molecular silicon dicarbonate complex (bis-NHC)Si(CO3 )2 2 (bis-NHC=H2 C[{NC(H)=C(H)N(Dipp)}C:]2 , Dipp=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) was synthesized by facile reaction of the bis-N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized silylone (bis-NHC)Si 1, bearing a zero-valent silicon atom, with carbon dioxide. The monomeric silicon dioxide complex (bis-NHC)SiO2 3 supported by the bis-NHC ligand was proposed as a key intermediate resulting from double oxygenation of the zero-valent silicon atom in 1 by two molar equivalents of CO2 under liberation of CO; its subsequent Lewis acid-base reaction with CO2 leads to 2 which has been fully characterized including an single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077541/the-role-of-bicarbonate-precursors-in-balanced-fluids-during-haemorrhagic-shock-with-and-without-compromised-liver-function
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B Ergin, A Kapucu, P Guerci, C Ince
BACKGROUND: Lactate, acetate, and gluconate are anions used in balanced resuscitation fluids, of which lactate and acetate are considered bicarbonate precursors. This study investigated the role of the liver in the ability of balanced and unbalanced solutions to correct acid-base alterations and renal haemodynamics and microvascular oxygenation in a rat model of resuscitated haemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Ringer's lactate, Ringer's acetate, PlasmaLyte, or normal saline were administered following haemorrhagic shock in the presence or absence of a 70% partial liver resection...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074847/nitrogen-doped-porous-carbon-monoliths-from-polyacrylonitrile-pan-and-carbon-nanotubes-as-electrodes-for-supercapacitors
#17
Yanqing Wang, Bunshi Fugetsu, Zhipeng Wang, Wei Gong, Ichiro Sakata, Shingo Morimoto, Yoshio Hashimoto, Morinobu Endo, Mildred Dresselhaus, Mauricio Terrones
Nitrogen-doped porous activated carbon monoliths (NDP-ACMs) have long been the most desirable materials for supercapacitors. Unique to the conventional template based Lewis acid/base activation methods, herein, we report on a simple yet practicable novel approach to production of the three-dimensional NDP-ACMs (3D-NDP-ACMs). Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) contained carbon nanotubes (CNTs), being pre-dispersed into a tubular level of dispersions, were used as the starting material and the 3D-NDP-ACMs were obtained via a template-free process...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074546/-hypoxia-and-cellular-metabolism-in-tumour-pathophysiology
#18
Scott K Parks, Yann Cormerais, Jacques Pouysségur
Cancer cells are optimized for growth and survival via an ability to outcompete normal cells in their microenvironment. Many of these advantageous cellular adaptations are promoted by the pathophysiological hypoxia that arises in solid tumours due to incomplete vascularisation. Tumour cells are thus faced with the challenge of an increased need for nutrients to support the drive for proliferation in the face of a diminished extracellular supply. Among the many modifications occurring in tumour cells, Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) act as essential drivers of key pro-survival pathways via the promotion of numerous membrane and cytosolic proteins...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071849/activation-of-the-b-f-bond-by-diphenylcarbene-a-reversible-1-2-fluorine-migration-between-boron-and-carbon
#19
Paolo Costa, Joel Mieres Perez, Nesli Özkan, Wolfram Sander
Experiments in low-temperature matrices reveal that triplet diphenylcarbene inserts into the very strong B-F bond of BF3 in a two-step reaction. The first step is the formation of a strongly bound Lewis acid-base complex between the singlet state of diphenylcarbene and BF3 . This step involves an inversion of the spin state of the carbene from triplet to singlet. The second step requires visible-light photochemical activation to induce a 1,2-F migration from boron to the adjacent carbon atom under formation of the formal insertion product of the carbene center into BF3 ...
January 10, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070957/controlled-trial-of-hartmann-s-solution-versus-0-9-saline-for-diabetic-ketoacidosis
#20
Michael Yung, Georgia Letton, Steve Keeley
AIM: We aimed to determine whether using a balanced salt solution, Hartmann's solution (HS), in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) shortens the time to normalise acid-base status through the avoidance of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis compared with 0.9% normal saline (NS). METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, randomised controlled trial comparing HS to NS as the initial intravenous fluid in children with DKA. Patients were stratified by severity (pH < 7.1) and known or new diabetes...
January 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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