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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738667/toe-grip-strength-in-middle-aged-individuals-as-a-risk-factor-for-falls
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Ryota Tsuyuguchi, Satoshi Kurose, Takayuki Seto, Nana Takao, Satoshi Tagashira, Hiromi Tsutsumi, Shingo Otsuki, Yutaka Kimura
BACKGROUND: Toe grip strength is the force of a toe on a surface. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between falls in middle-aged individuals and physical strength factors such as toe grip strength and knee extension strength. METHODS: The subjects were 194 middle-aged individuals (388 feet) who were independent in daily life, received no nursing care, and participated in a health sports event organized by a sports club. We evaluated the body composition, blood pressure, vascular age, systemic response, bone density, knee extension strength, and toe grip strength, and examined their relationship using a self-administered questionnaire survey...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738665/aggregation-control-by-multi-stimuli-responsive-poly-n-vinylamide-derivatives-in-aqueous-system
#2
Ryo Kawatani, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Hironari Kamikubo, Kiyomi Kakiuchi, Hiroharu Ajiro
Thermal and photo responsive copolymer based on N-vinylamide backbone was designed. Methoxyethyl group and azobenzene were selected to improve hydrophilicity and photoresponsive moieties, respectively. The N-(methoxyethyl)-N-vinylformamide was synthesized and copolymerized with N-vinylformamide by free radical polymerization. In order to control the nanosized structures, poly(N-vinylformamide) derivatives bearing azobenzene at the N-position near to the vinyl polymer main chain were synthesized by polymer reaction with the poly(N-vinylformamide-co-N-(methoxyethyl)-N-vinylformamide) and azobenzene...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738663/statistical-approach-for-atr-ftir-screening-of-semen-in-sexual-evidence
#3
Inês Gregório, Félix Zapata, Mercedes Torre, Carmen García-Ruiz
Genetic identification has revolutionized the Forensic Sciences, especially in sexual aggression cases. For the successful extraction of the genetic information of a criminal, a crucial step is the prior detection of bodily fluids on evidence. In this article, a method for non-destructive screening of semen samples is reported. Using chemometric tools, bodily fluids can be detected and differentiated without damaging the sample, by correlating the infrared spectra of sexual evidence with previously recorded spectra from undamaged stains of individual bodily fluids...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738644/biosensor-for-the-characterisation-of-hmao-b-inhibitors-and-the-quantification-of-selegiline
#4
Maximilian Aigner, Patricia Preissegger, Kurt Kalcher, Eda Mehmeti, Peter Macheroux, Dale Edmondson, Astrid Ortner
A novel human monoamine oxidase B (hMAO B) based biosensor for inhibitory measurements was developed. It allows both the characterisation of the type of enzyme inhibition and the sensitive and simple determination of inhibitors like selegiline hydrochloride. The sensor consists of a screen printed carbon working electrode modified with 20% manganese dioxide (MnO2) and the enzyme hMAO B, which was immobilised on the electrode via a dialysis membrane (regenerated cellulose, molecular weight cut-off 14000). Inhibition of hMAO B is evaluated by adding different concentrations of the inhibitor selegiline hydrochloride to the enzyme and applying a defined amount of the hMAO B substrate phenylethylamine (PEA)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738638/mixed-matrix-membranes-incorporated-with-ln-mof-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-nitrofuran-antibiotics-based-on-inner-filter-effect
#5
Feng Zhang, Hua Yao, Yifan Zhao, Xing Li, Gaowei Zhang, Yangyi Yang
The detection of antibiotics is critical and challenging due to the pervasive use of antibiotics had inevitably brought some negative impacts on ecosystem and human health. Herein, we reported an anti-interfere ability enhanced luminescent sensor of lanthanide metal-organic framework (Ln-MOF) filled mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), which combining the processibility of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) polymer with Ln-MOF of {[Tb2(AIP)2(H2O)10]·(AIP)·4H2O}n (Tb-AIP, where AIP is 5-aminoisophthalate) fillers...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738635/microwave-induced-combustion-thermal-and-morphological-aspects-for-understanding-the-mechanism-of-ignition-process-for-analytical-applications
#6
Matheus F Pedrotti, Leticia S F Pereira, Cezar A Bizzi, Jose N G Paniz, Juliano S Barin, Erico M M Flores
In the present work, for the first time a systematic study was performed using an infrared camera and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) to evaluate the mechanisms involved in microwave-induced combustion method, which has been extensively used for sample preparation. Cellulose and glass fiber discs, wetted with the igniter solution (6molL(-1) NH4NO3), were evaluated under microwave field in a monomode system. The temperature of the discs surface was recorded during microwave irradiation and the effect of NH4NO3 concentration and irradiation time on cellulose oxidation was evaluated...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738628/mip-meps-based-sensing-strategy-for-the-selective-assay-of-dimethoate-application-to-wheat-flour-samples
#7
D Capoferri, M Del Carlo, N Ntshongontshi, E I Iwuoha, M Sergi, F Di Ottavio, D Compagnone
The aim of this work was to demonstrate the potentialities of the use of a molecularly imprinted (MIP) sensor coupled to a microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) strategy for the selective and sensitive detection of dimethoate in real samples. A dimethoate-polypyrrole MIP film was realised by cyclic voltammetry (CV) on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Being dimethoate electro-inactive, K3[Fe(CN)6] was used as probe for the indirect quantification of the analyte via the decrease of redox peaks observed upon binding of the target analyte...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738626/elimination-of-interference-from-water-in-kbr-disk-ft-ir-spectra-of-solid-biomaterials-by-chemometrics-solved-with-kinetic-modeling
#8
Sherald H Gordon, Rogers E Harry-O'kuru, Abdellatif A Mohamed
Infrared analysis of proteins and polysaccharides by the well known KBr disk technique is notoriously frustrated and defeated by absorbed water interference in the important amide and hydroxyl regions of spectra. This interference has too often been overlooked or ignored even when the resulting distortion is critical or even fatal, as in quantitative analyses of protein secondary structure, because the water has been impossible to measure or eliminate. Therefore, a new chemometric method was devised that corrects spectra of materials in KBr disks by mathematically eliminating the water interference...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738623/analysis-of-illegal-peptide-drugs-via-hilic-dad-ms
#9
Steven Janvier, Evelien De Sutter, Evelien Wynendaele, Bart De Spiegeleer, Celine Vanhee, Eric Deconinck
Biopharmaceuticals have established themselves as highly efficient medicines, and are still one of the fastest growing parts of the health-product industry. Unfortunately, the introduction of these promising new drugs went hand in hand with the creation of a black market for illegal and counterfeit biotechnology drugs. Particularly popular are the lyophilised peptides with a molecular weight of less than 5kDa. Most of them are meant for subcutaneous injection and are easily accessible via the internet. In recent years, different methods based on reversed phase liquid chromatography have been developed to detect and quantify these peptides...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738613/a-selective-distance-based-paper-analytical-device-for-copper-ii-determination-using-a-porphyrin-derivative
#10
Rimadani Pratiwi, Michael P Nguyen, Slamet Ibrahim, Naoki Yoshioka, Charles S Henry, Daryono H Tjahjono
Meso-tetrakis(1,2-dimethylpyrazolium-4-yl)porphyrin sulfonate (TDMPzP), a water-soluble porphyrin derivative, was synthesized and used as a colorimetric reagent for Cu(2+) detection on a microfluidic paper-based analytical device (µPAD) using distance-based quantification. TDMPzP showed a high selectivity for Cu(2+) detection in aqueous solutions. When Cu(2+) was added to the TDMPzP under acidic conditions, a color change from green to a pink was observed by the naked eye. Under optimized conditions, the application of this system to a distance-based μPAD exhibited good analytical response...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738605/rapid-one-pot-synthesis-of-mmta-protected-fluorescent-gold-nanoclusters-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-ferric-ion
#11
Jingjing Jiang, Pengfei Gao, Yan Zhang, Guomei Zhang, Ying Zhou, Chuan Dong, Shaomin Shuang
Herein, we demonstrate a straightforward synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters (AuNCs), employing 2-Mercapto-4-methyl-5-thiazoleacetic acid (MMTA) as a reducing and protecting agent by a rapid one-pot synthesis method with a short time of 20min. The as-synthesized MMTA-AuNCs exhibited bright blue emission with a strong peak centered at 430nm and the quantum yield (QY) was evaluated to be 4.0%. Based on the fluorescence quenching mechanism of a surface chelating reaction between MMTA and ferric ion (Fe(3+)), the MMTA-AuNCs were exploited as a fluorescence sensor for sensitive and selective detection of Fe(3+)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738602/portable-electrochemical-system-using-screen-printed-electrodes-for-monitoring-corrosion-inhibitors
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André L Squissato, Weberson P Silva, Augusto T S Del Claro, Diego P Rocha, Rafael M Dornellas, Eduardo M Richter, Christopher W Foster, Craig E Banks, Rodrigo A A Munoz
This work presents a portable electrochemical system for the continuous monitoring of corrosion inhibitors in a wide range of matrices including ethanol, seawater and mineral oil following simple dilution of the samples. Proof-of-concept is demonstrated for the sensing of 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,5-thiadiazole (DMCT), an important corrosion inhibitor. Disposable screen-printed graphitic electrodes (SPGEs) associated with a portable batch-injection cell are proposed for the amperometric determination of DMCT following sample dilution with electrolyte (95% v/v ethanol + 5% v/v 0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738599/development-of-a-chemiluminescent-dna-fibre-optic-genosensor-to-hepatitis-a-virus-hav
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Kehan Ye, Marisa Manzano, Riccardo Muzzi, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin, Nazanin Saeidi, Shin Giek Goh, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok, Robert S Marks
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has caused substantial morbidity and economic losses to human society, presenting a major public health problem in many parts of the world. Despite the capability for low-concentration detection, current PCR-based techniques are limited by the requirement of specialized lab equipment, trained personnel and a relatively large time-commitment. The need for a prompt in-field quantitative identification of HAV in real samples has led us to develop a chemiluminescent fibre optic genosensor system...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738598/green-and-efficient-sample-preparation-method-for-the-determination-of-catalyst-residues-in-margarine-by-icp-ms
#14
Carla Andrade Hartwig, Rodrigo Mendes Pereira, Diogo La Rosa Novo, Dirce Taina Teixeira Oliveira, Marcia Foster Mesko
Responding to the need for green and efficient methods to determine catalyst residues with suitable precision and accuracy in samples with high fat content, the present work evaluates a microwave-assisted ultraviolet digestion (MW-UV) system for margarines and subsequent determination of Ni, Pd and Pt using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). It was possible to digest up to 500mg of margarine using only 10mL of 4molL(-1) HNO3 with a digestion efficiency higher than 98%. This allowed the determination of catalyst residues using the ICP-MS and free of interferences...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738589/2-aminopurine-probe-in-combination-with-catalyzed-hairpin-assembly-signal-amplification-for-simple-and-sensitive-detection-of-microrna
#15
Chan Liu, Sifang Lv, Hang Gong, Chunyan Chen, Xiaoming Chen, Changqun Cai
A quencher-free and enzyme-free fluorescent sensor was proposed to simply and sensitively detect miRNA via the target catalyzed hairpin assembly (CHA) signal amplification in combination with 2-aminopurine (2-AP) molecular beacon (MBs). This sensor contains two DNA hairpins termed as H1 and H2. H1 labeled by 2-AP needs no quenchers because 2-AP can be quenched through its stacking interaction with the adjacent bases. H2 is partially complementary to H1. In the presence of the target microRNA (miRNA), H1 is unfolded and produces the DNA/RNA complexes, enhancing the fluorescent signal...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738583/application-of-headspace-and-direct-immersion-solid-phase-microextraction-in-the-analysis-of-organothiophosphates-related-to-the-chemical-weapons-convention-from-water-and-complex-matrices
#16
Marc André Althoff, Andreas Bertsch, Manfred Metzulat, Thomas M Klapötke, Konstantin L Karaghiosoff
The successful application of headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) solid phase microextraction (SPME) for the unambiguous identification and characterization of a series of toxic thiophosphate esters, such as Amiton (I), from aqueous phases and complex matrices (e.g. grass and foliage) has been demonstrated. A Thermo Scientific gas chromatograph (GC) - tandem mass spectrometer (MS/MS) system with a TriPlus RSH® autosampler and a SPME tool was used to investigate the effect of different parameters that influence the extraction efficiency: e...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738577/high-bright-fluorescent-carbon-dot-as-versatile-sensing-platform
#17
Mumei Han, Liping Wang, Siheng Li, Liang Bai, Yunjie Zhou, Yue Sun, Hui Huang, Hao Li, Yang Liu, Zhenhui Kang
The surface functionalization will introduce additional functional groups on carbon dots (CDs) surface and then enrich the properties of CDs. Here, we show the various surface functionalized CDs (-COOH, -OH, -SH, -NH2, etc, named as NS-CDs) were synthesized with fascinating features, including high quantum efficiency (38.9%), long-term stability and good biocompatibility. Notably, it can serve as multifunction fluorescent probe in sensing system, including label-free detections in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) with a wide linear range (1...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738576/development-of-ph-responsive-polymer-and-citrate-aqueous-two-phase-system-for-extractive-bioconversion-of-cefprozil
#18
Jialing Chen, Zhaoyang Ding, Hongxia Pan, Xuejun Cao
A pH-responsive aqueous two-phase system (pH-ATPS) has been developed by sodium citrate and a recyclable pH-responsive polymer PADB6.8 that can response to the change of pH values. Phase separation mechanism is studied through Low field-NMR. All variables affecting the phase separation are evaluated. Phase characteristics (viscosity, density, interfacial tension) and phase separation kinetic are studied for understanding of separation process and operational parameters in applications. This pH-ATPS has the characters of low interfacial tension, high recovery leading efficient mass transfer and low cost...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738575/analytical-methodology-for-the-electro-catalytic-determination-of-estradiol-and-progesterone-based-on-graphene-quantum-dots-and-poly-sulfosalicylic-acid-co-modified-electrode
#19
Majid Arvand, Shiva Hemmati
The goal of this study was to develop an electroanalytical method for the simultaneous determination of steroid hormones for the first time. The key factor in the electrochemical methods is the choice of suitable electrode materials. For this purpose, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) doped poly(sulfosalicylic acid) (PSSA) was immobilized on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Apart from exhibition strong and stable electrocatalytic response towards estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4), the proposed sensor was able to distinguish two hormone's oxidation peaks clearly...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738556/development-of-a-new-sample-preparation-method-based-on-liquid-liquid-liquid-extraction-combined-with-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-and-its-application-on-unfiltered-samples-containing-high-content-of-solids
#20
Mir Ali Farajzadeh, Maryam Abbaspour
A new sample preparation method based on liquid-liquid-liquid extraction combined with dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction followed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection has been reported for the extraction/preconcentration and determination of trace levels of twelve pesticide residues from different samples with high content of solids without filtration. This method consists of a three-phase system including an aqueous phase (sample solution), acetonitrile, and hexane. The extraction mechanism is based on different affinities of the substances from the sample matrices towards each of the involved phase, which provides a high selectivity to the process...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
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