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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810795/the-effects-of-slit-like-confinement-on-flow-induced-polymer-deformation
#1
Aishani Ghosal, Binny J Cherayil
This paper is broadly concerned with the dynamics of a polymer confined to a rectangular slit of width D and deformed by a planar elongational flow of strength γ̇. It is interested, more specifically, in the nature of the coil-stretch transition that such polymers undergo when the flow strength γ̇ is varied, and in the degree to which this transition is affected by the presence of restrictive boundaries. These issues are explored within the framework of a finitely extensible Rouse model that includes pre-averaged surface-mediated hydrodynamic interactions...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810511/estimation-of-the-proximity-of-private-domestic-wells-to-underground-storage-tanks-oklahoma-pilot-study
#2
James W Weaver, Andrew R Murray, Fran V Kremer
For protecting drinking water supplies, the locations of areas with reliance on private domestic wells (hereafter referred to as "wells") and their relationship to contaminant sources need to be determined. A key resource in the U.S. was the 1990 Census where the source of domestic drinking water was a survey question. Two methods are developed to update estimates of the areal density of well use using readily accessible data. The first uses well logs reported to the states and the addition of housing units reported to the Census Bureau at the county, census tract and census block group scales...
August 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809447/pulmonary-delivery-of-tea-tree-oil-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-inclusion-complexes-for-the-treatment-of-fungal-and-bacterial-pneumonia
#3
Miao Li, Lifei Zhu, Tongtong Zhang, Boming Liu, Lina Du, Yiguang Jin
OBJECTIVES: Bacterial pneumonia is a common cause of death worldwide. Tea tree oil (TTO) is a potent antimicrobial natural product, which is formulated in dry powder inhalers (DPIs) for the treatment of fungal and bacterial pneumonia. METHODS: Tea tree oil-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes (TTO-β-CD) were prepared and characterized. Aerodynamic properties of TTO-β-CD powders were measured. The rat models of fungal (Candida albicans) and bacterial (Acinetobacter baumannii) pneumonia were prepared...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808385/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-etlingera-pavieana-pierre-ex-gagnep-r-m-sm-rhizomal-extract-and-its-phenolic-compounds-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-macrophages
#4
Ekaruth Srisook, Mullika Palachot, Sakulrat Mankhong, Klaokwan Srisook
BACKGROUND: In our continuing search for anti-inflammatory agents from Thai herbs, Etlingera pavieana (Pierre ex Gagnep.) R.M.Sm. showed potent inhibition on nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced macrophages. However, the mechanism behind its inhibitory effect has not been yet explored, and little is known regarding its bioactive compounds responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, anti-inflammatory effect of hexane, ethyl acetate, and water fractions of rhizomal ethanol extracts of E...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807516/quantification-of-annual-sediment-deposits-for-sustainable-sand-management-in-aghanashini-river-estuary
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T V Ramachandra, S Vinay, M D Subash Chandran
Sedimentation involving the process of silt transport also carries nutrients from upstream to downstream of a river/stream. Sand being one of the important fraction of these sediments is extracted in order to cater infrastructural/housing needs in the region. This communication is based on field research in the Aghanshini river basin, west coast of India. Silt yield in the river basin and the sedimentation rate assessed using empirical techniques supplemented with field quantifications using soundings (SONAR), show the sediment yield of 1105-1367 kilo cum per year and deposition of sediment of 61 (2016) to 71 (2015) cm...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807224/mesua-ferrea-stem-bark-extract-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-metastasis-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-hct-116-cells-through-modulation-of-multiple-cell-signalling-pathways
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Muhammad Asif, Armaghan Shafaei, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Mohammed Oday Ezzat, Saad S Dahham, Mohamed B Khadeer Ahamed, Chern Ein Oon, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid
Considering the great potential of natural products as anticancer agents, the present study was designed to explore the molecular mechanisms responsible for anticancer activities of Mesua ferrea stem bark extract against human colorectal carcinoma. Based on MTT assay results, bioactive sub-fraction (SF-3) was selected for further studies using HCT 116 cells. Repeated column chromatography resulted in isolation of less active α-amyrin from SF-3, which was identified and characterized by GC-MS and HPLC methods...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807212/comparison-of-normothermic-and-hypothermic-perfusion-in-porcine-kidneys-donated-after-cardiac-death
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Matthew F Blum, Qiang Liu, Basem Soliman, Paul Dreher, Toshihiro Okamoto, Emilio D Poggio, David A Goldfarb, William M Baldwin, Cristiano Quintini
BACKGROUND: Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is an alternative strategy for preserving kidneys donated after cardiac death (DCD). The relative efficacy of prolonged NMP compared to hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) in DCD kidneys with moderate ischemic injury is undetermined. This study compares NMP and HMP kidney preservation in a porcine DCD model. METHODS: Ten porcine kidneys underwent NMP or HMP preservation following 45 minutes of warm ischemia and 5 hours of cold ischemia...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807084/linseed-plus-nitrate-in-the-diet-for-fattening-bulls-effects-on-methane-emission-animal-health-and-residues-in-offal
#8
M Doreau, M Arbre, M Popova, Y Rochette, C Martin
The combination of linseed and nitrate is known to decrease enteric methane emission in dairy cows but few studies have been carried out in fattening cattle for animal liveweight gain, enteric methane emission, animal health and presence of residues in beef products. To address this gap, 16 young bulls received a control (C) diet between weaning at 9 months and 14 months, then were split into two groups of eight balanced on feed intake, BW gain and methane emission to receive either the C diet or a diet moderately supplemented with extruded linseed and calcium nitrate (LN) for 2 months before being slaughtered...
August 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806523/production-of-concentrated-pickering-emulsions-with-narrow-size-distributions-using-stirred-cell-membrane-emulsification
#9
Mohamed Soyeb Manga, David W York
Stirred cell membrane emulsification (SCME) has been employed to prepare concentrated Pickering oil in water emulsions solely stabilized by fumed silica nanoparticles. The optimal conditions under which highly stable and low polydispersity concentrated emulsions using the SCME approach are highlighted. Optimization of the oil flux rates and the paddle stirrer speeds are critical to achieving control over the droplet size and size distribution. Investigating the influence of oil volume fraction highlights the criticality of the initial particle loading in the continuous phase on the final droplet size and polydispersity...
August 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806514/phenolic-compounds-profiling-of-virgin-olive-oils-from-different-varieties-cultivated-in-mendoza-argentina-by-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#10
R P Monasterio, L Olmo-García, A Bajoub, A Fernandez-Gutierrez, A Carrasco-Pancorbo
The aim of this work was to achieve a preliminary characterization of the profile of the phenolic fraction of virgin olive oils (VOOs) from Maipú (Mendoza, Argentina). Thus, 25 commercial VOO samples from Arauco, Arbequina, Picual, Frantoio, Changlot, Empeltre, Nevadillo, Manzanilla and Coratina (both monovarietals and blends) were analyzed using LC-ESI-QTOF MS and LC-ESI-IT MS for identification and quantification purposes, respectively. A rapid LC method (15 min) accomplished quantitative information about a total of 40 phenolic compounds, including secoiridoid derivatives, which have not been evaluated before in samples coming from the sub-region so-called Maipú (Mendoza province, Argentina)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805900/effects-of-dietary-tannins-on-total-and-extractable-nutrients-from-manure
#11
J J Halvorson, S L Kronberg, A E Hagerman
The effects of condensed tannins on N dynamics in ruminants have been a topic of research for some time, but much less work has focused on their impacts on other nutrients in manure. A 4 × 4 Latin square trial was used to determine if intake of sericea lespedeza (; SL; a condensed tannin source), at 0, 10, 20, or 40% of the diet (as-fed basis), would affect concentrations of nutrients in manure and patterns of total excretion when offered with alfalfa (; ALF) to sheep. With SL additions, average daily manure production increased linearly ( ≤ 0...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805720/theophylline-7%C3%AE-d-ribofuranoside-theonosine-a-new-theophylline-metabolite-generated-in-human-and-animal-lung-tissue
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Daniel S Sitar, James M Bowen, Juan He, Angelo Tesoro, Michael Spino
While assessing the ability of mammalian lung tissue to metabolize theophylline, a new metabolite was isolated and characterized. The metabolite was produced by the microsomal fraction of lungs from several species, including rat, rabbit, dog, pig, sheep and human tissue. Metabolite production was blocked by boiling the microsomal tissue. This new metabolite, theophylline-7β-d-ribofuranoside (theonosine), was confirmed by several spectral methods and by comparison to an authentic synthetic compound. Tissue studies from rats, rabbits, dogs, and humans for cofactor involvement demonstrated an absolute requirement for NADP and enhanced metabolite production in the presence of magnesium ion...
August 14, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805711/a-dereplication-and-bioguided-discovery-approach-to-reveal-new-compounds-from-a-marine-derived-fungus-stilbella-fimetaria
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Sara Kildgaard, Karolina Subko, Emma Phillips, Violaine Goidts, Mercedes de la Cruz, Caridad Díaz, Charlotte H Gotfredsen, Birgitte Andersen, Jens C Frisvad, Kristian F Nielsen, Thomas O Larsen
A marine-derived Stilbella fimetaria fungal strain was screened for new bioactive compounds based on two different approaches: (i) bio-guided approach using cytotoxicity and antimicrobial bioassays; and (ii) dereplication based approach using liquid chromatography with both diode array detection and high resolution mass spectrometry. This led to the discovery of several bioactive compound families with different biosynthetic origins, including pimarane-type diterpenoids and hybrid polyketide-non ribosomal peptide derived compounds...
August 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803146/reforming-sewage-sludge-pyrolysis-volatile-with-fe-embedded-char-minimization-of-liquid-product-yield
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Guotao Yu, Dezhen Chen, Umberto Arena, Zhen Huang, Xiaohu Dai
Obtaining high quality syngas from sewage sludge (SS) means transferring a low-grade SS into a high-grade fuel or raw materials for chemical products. In this study, Fe is added to SS in form of Fe2(SO4)3 to produce an effective and self-sufficient catalyst in order to obtain more syngas and minimize liquid products from SS pyrolysis. The Fe-embedded sewage sludge chars (SSCs) were used as catalysts for volatile reforming at 600°C. It has been found that the gas yield increases from 15.9 to 35.8wt% of the SS and that of liquids decreases from 31...
August 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803101/persulfate-oxidation-assisted-hydrochar-production-from-platanus-orientalis-leaves-physiochemical-and-combustion-characteristics
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Lin Gu, Sifan Wu, Binglian Li, Haifeng Wen, Daofang Zhang, Jianfeng Ye, Liang Wang
Platanus Orientalis Leaves (POL), a widely planted tree in parks and along streets, was employed by sequential persulfate oxidation (Fe(2+)and persulfate) and hydrothermal treatment (HTC) to improve the thermal stability, energy yield and combustion behavior of hydrochars (HCs). Higher heating values (HHVs) of HCs derived from persulfate pretreated POL was increased by 30.5% at mild HTC temperature (i.e., 210°C) as compared to char without pretreatment. Elevating Fe(2+)/persulfate ratio to 0.2 enables HCs with high fractions of lignin, thus promoting the energy yield going up to 64...
August 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803099/renewable-platform-chemicals-from-directional-microwave-assisted-liquefaction-coupling-stepwise-extraction-of-waste-biomass
#16
Junfeng Feng, Chungyun Hse, Zhongzhi Yang, Kui Wang, Jianchun Jiang, Junming Xu
Directional microwave-assisted liquefaction and stepwise extraction are introduced for producing platform chemicals: aromatics and monosaccharides. When sulfuric acid was used as a catalyst, a 45% monosaccharides yield and a 29% aromatics yield were obtained from bamboo with 0.3g catalyst per 18g methanol and 2g bamboo at 160°C with 10min. Approximately 78-86wt% of the six biomass materials were converted into liquid products. After the stepwise extraction and precipitation process, the yields of monosaccharide derivatives and three phenolic compound fractions were 39-45% and 28-32%, respectively...
August 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800845/assessment-of-stability-of-cd34-cell-products-enriched-by-immunoselection-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-during-refrigerated-storage
#17
Metka Krasna, Elvira Malicev, Jasmina Ziva Rozman, Bojan Vrtovec
Durable engraftment of transplanted CD34+ cells largely depends on the quality of the cell product. Limited data are currently available about extended storage of immunoselected CD34+ cells. The aim of our study was to assess the stability of CD34+ cell product with the cells stored in high concentration (80×10(6) in 6mL) in small bags intended for cell implantation. Cell products were prepared by leukapheresis and immunoselection (Clinimacs(plus) procedure) from 13 patients with chronic dilated cardiomyopathy...
July 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800844/first-comparative-analysis-concerning-the-plasma-platelet-contamination-during-mnc-collection
#18
Hella Pfeiffer, Susanne Achenbach, Julian Strobel, Robert Zimmermann, Reinhold Eckstein, Erwin F Strasser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Monocytes can be cultured into dendritic cells with addition of autologous plasma, which is highly prone to platelet contamination due to the apheresis process. Since platelets affect the maturation process of monocytes into dendritic cells and might even lead to a diminished harvest of dendritic cells, it is very important to reduce the platelet contamination. A new collection device (Spectra Optia) was analyzed, compared to two established devices (COM.TEC, Cobe Spectra) and evaluated regarding the potential generation of source plasma...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800358/global-change-in-the-trophic-functioning-of-marine-food-webs
#19
Aurore Maureaud, Didier Gascuel, Mathieu Colléter, Maria L D Palomares, Hubert Du Pontavice, Daniel Pauly, William W L Cheung
The development of fisheries in the oceans, and other human drivers such as climate warming, have led to changes in species abundance, assemblages, trophic interactions, and ultimately in the functioning of marine food webs. Here, using a trophodynamic approach and global databases of catches and life history traits of marine species, we tested the hypothesis that anthropogenic ecological impacts may have led to changes in the global parameters defining the transfers of biomass within the food web. First, we developed two indicators to assess such changes: the Time Cumulated Indicator (TCI) measuring the residence time of biomass within the food web, and the Efficiency Cumulated Indicator (ECI) quantifying the fraction of secondary production reaching the top of the trophic chain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800275/polyphenol-rich-fraction-of-parquetina-nigrescens-mitigates-dichlorvos-induced-cardiorenal-dysfunction-through-reduction-in-cardiac-nitrotyrosine-and-renal-p38-expressions-in-wistar-rats
#20
Ademola A Oyagbemi, Temidayo O Omobowale, Grace O Ochigbo, Ebunoluwa R Asenuga, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Temitayo O Ajibade, Adebowale B Saba, Adeolu A Adedapo
Parquetina nigrescens is commonly used to treat diseases in humans and animals in developing countries, including Nigeria. This study evaluates the effects of its polyphenol-rich fraction (prf) on dichlorvos-induced cardio- and renal toxicity. There were several factors assessed during this study, including cardiac and renal markers, serum myeloperoxidase and xanthine oxidase, and electrocardiograph (ECG) changes. The changes in electrocardiograph (ECG) were recorded. Immunohistochemistry of cardiac and renal p38 and nitrotyrosine was determined...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
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