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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738645/competitive-fluorescence-anisotropy-polarization-assay-for-atp-using-aptamer-as-affinity-ligand-and-dye-labeled-atp-as-fluorescence-tracer
#1
Yapiao Li, Linlin Sun, Qiang Zhao
We developed an aptamer-based competitive fluorescence anisotropy (FA)/fluorescence polarization (FP) assay for adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Different from the traditional fluorescence polarization immunoassays for small molecules, here DNA aptamer against ATP was used as affinity ligand, and tetramethylrhodamine (TMR) labeled ATP served as fluorescent tracer. The binding between TMR-labeled ATP and aptamer gave large FA due to molecular volume increase and restricted rotation of the dye-labeled ATP. When ATP was added in solution, ATP competitively displaced the TMR-labeled ATP from aptamer affinity complex, causing decrease of FA of TMR-labeled ATP...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738643/facile-preparation-of-3-d-floor-like-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-functionalized-graphene-composites-and-its-application-for-selective-enrichment-of-n-glycans-from-human-serum
#2
Quanqing Zhang, Yuanyu Huang, Haofan Sun, Yangyang Gan, Huali Shen, Bin Jia, Pengyuan Yang
Novel 3-D floor-like ordered mesoporous carbon functionalized graphene composites, FLOMC-GO, with high graphitized carbon contents were successfully synthesized using a soft template method. The one-pot sol-gel method was employed to prepare the silica soft template. Then, the sandwich-like composites were further combined together to form a 3-D structure through pre-carbonization and carbonization. During these procedures, the sulphonyl and sulfide bridges were formed by cross-linking processes to connect the phenyl rings...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738608/a-fast-bioanalytical-method-based-on-microextraction-by-packed-sorbent-and-uplc-ms-ms-for-determining-new-psychoactive-substances-in-oral-fluid
#3
A M Ares, P Fernández, M Regenjo, A M Fernández, A M Carro, R A Lorenzo
The emergence in recent years of potentially dangerous new psychoactive substances (NPS) that are not under international control has led to the development of multi-analyte procedures for their unequivocal quantification. A fast ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method (UPLC-MS/MS), in combination with a sample pretreatment based on microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS), was for the first time used in this work for the simultaneous determination of NPS in oral fluid. This matrix is an effective alternative to typical biological samples for drug control in substitution therapy programs, and also for the prevention and reduction of traffic accidents...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738603/vortex-assisted-liquid-liquid-liquid-microextraction-followed-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-fourteen-phenolic-acids-in-honey-iced-tea-and-canned-coffee-drinks
#4
Marwan Shalash, Ahmad Makahleh, Salizawati Muhamad Salhimi, Bahruddin Saad
A vortex-assisted liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction method followed by high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection for the determination of fourteen phenolic acids (cinnamic, m-coumaric, chlorogenic, syringic, ferulic, o-coumaric, p-coumaric, vanillic, p-hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, 2, 4-dihydroxybenzoic, sinapic, gentisic and gallic acids) in honey, iced tea and canned coffee drink samples has been developed. The separation was achieved using a Poroshell 120-EC-C18 column under a gradient elution at a flow rate of 0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738594/optical-sensor-for-fluoride-determination-in-tea-sample-based-on-evanescent-wave-interaction-and-fiber-optic-integration
#5
Yan Xiong, Jiayi Wu, Qing Wang, Jing Xu, Shenwen Fang, Jie Chen, Ming Duan
In this work, a miniaturized optical sensor was developed for fluoride determination in tea samples to evaluate their specific risks of fluorosis for public health based on evanescent-wave interaction. The sensor design was integrated on the optical fiber by utilizing the evanescent wave produced on the fiber surface to react with sensing reagents. According to the absorption change at 575nm, fluoride could be determined by colorimetric method and evaluated by Beer's law. With improved performances of small detection volume (1...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738586/development-of-a-solid-phase-extraction-method-with-simple-mekc-uv-analysis-for-simultaneous-detection-of-indole-metabolites-in-human-urine-after-administration-of-indole-dietary-supplement
#6
Apichai Phonchai, Prapin Wilairat, Rattikan Chantiwas
This work presents the development of a solid phase extraction method with simple MEKC-UV analysis for the simultaneous determination of indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and its metabolites (3, 3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), indole-3-carboxaldehyde (I3CAL), indole-3-acetonitrile (I3A)) in human urine after oral administration of an indole dietary supplement. Solid phase extraction (SPE) method was applied for the first time for simultaneous analysis of these indole metabolites. The MEKC separation method was developed in a previous work...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738560/novel-metal-nanoparticle-enhanced-fluorescence-for-determination-of-trace-amounts-of-fluoroquinolone-in-aqueous-solutions
#7
Sheng-Nan Yin, Ting Yao, Tun-Hua Wu, Yong Zhang, Ping Wang
Metal-enhanced fluorescence of fluoroquinolones (FQs) was first observed in aqueous solutions. In addition, a new type of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) was synthesized with simple and easy synthetic processes and environmentally friendly compounds. The effects of different concentrations of AgNPs on the fluorescence behaviours of ciprofloxacin (CIP), enrofloxacin (ENR) and lomefloxacin (LMF) in aqueous solutions were investigated, respectively. The experimental results demonstrated that the fluorescence peak shapes and the locations of the features in the excitation and emission spectra for each FQ that was mixed with AgNPs were almost the same as those of the standard FQs...
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738529/nitrogen-functionalization-biochars-derived-from-wheat-straws-via-molten-salt-synthesis-an-efficient-adsorbent-for-atrazine-removal
#9
Fan Yang, Lili Sun, Weiling Xie, Qun Jiang, Yan Gao, Wei Zhang, Ying Zhang
N-doped porous carbon sheets (NPCS) resulted from wheat straws are fabricated through using molten salts via the carbonization-functionalization progress, which show unique hierarchical structure, large pore volume and high surface area with affluent micropores. Results indicate that there exist many hierarchical pores consisting of the single carbon sheet with ultrathin nature, owing to the template role of molten salt mixtures at high temperature. Such superior structure can bring about desired performance of adsorption capacity of 82...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738450/the-effect-of-pressure-on-organic-reactions-in-fluids-a-new-theoretical-perspective
#10
REVIEW
Bo Chen, Roald Hoffmann, Roberto Cammi
This Review brings a new perspective to the study of chemical reactions in compressed fluid media. We begin by reviewing the substantial insight gained from more than 50 years of experimental studies on organic reactions in solution under pressure. These led to a proper estimation of the critical roles of volume of activation (Δ(≠) V) and reaction volume (ΔV) in understanding pressure effect on rates and equilibria of organic reactions. A recently developed computational method, the XP-PCM (extreme pressure polarizable continuum model) method, capable of carrying out quantum mechanical calculations of reaction pathways of molecules under pressure, is introduced...
July 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738440/issr-derived-species-specific-scar-marker-for-rapid-and-accurate-authentication-of-ocimum-tenuiflorum-l
#11
Amit Kumar, Vereena Rodrigues, Priyanka Mishra, Kuppusamy Baskaran, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ajit K Shasany, Velusamy Sundaresan
Ocimum tenuiflorum has been widely used in traditional medicine and has high medicinal value. High volume trade of this potential medicinal plant species led to unscrupulous adulteration of both crude drugs as well as formulations. Morphology-based authentication is difficult in cases of incomplete or damaged samples and in dried herbal materials. In such cases, PCR-based molecular methods may aid in accurate identification. The present study aimed at developing species-specific DNA marker(s) for the authentication of O...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738361/expression-intracellular-localization-and-prognostic-value-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-and-pai-1-rna-binding-protein-1-in-primary-and-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-study-of-the-tumor-bank-ovarian-cancer-network
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Dominique Koensgen, Matthias B Stope, Ivana Tuerbachova, Daniela Bruennert, Thomas Kohlmann, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Carsten Denkert, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Elmar Stickeler, Dumitru Sofroni, Edgar Dahl, Alexander Mustea
BACKGROUND: The plasminogen activator system plays a key role in ovarian cancer (OC) tumor progression. The plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and the recently identified PAI-1 RNA binding protein 1 (PAI-RBP1) are primary regulators of plasminogen activation and thus are putative biomarkers for OC progression. METHODS: One hundred fifty six OC patients were analyzed to identify the presence of PAI-1 and PAI-RBP1 and subsequently correlated to clinicopathological parameters...
July 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738344/quantitative-low-dose-computed-tomography-of-the-lung-parenchyma-and-airways-for-the-differentiation-between-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-patients
#13
Huai Chen, Qing-Si Zeng, Min Zhang, Rong-Chang Chen, Ting-Ting Xia, Wei Wang, Xiaoyin Xu, Yubao Guan
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to differentiate between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in clinics; therefore, for diagnostic purposes, imaging-based measurements could be beneficial to differentiate between the two diseases. OBJECTIVES: We aim to analyze quantitative measurements of the lung and bronchial parameters that are provided by low-dose computed tomography (CT) to differentiate COPD and asthma from an imaging perspective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 69 COPD patients, 52 asthma patients, and 20 healthy subjects were recruited to participate in CT imaging and pulmonary function tests (PFTs)...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#14
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738294/oral-mucosa-dose-parameters-predicting-grade-%C3%A2-3-acute-toxicity-in-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-concurrent-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-chemotherapy-an-independent-validation-study-comparing-oral-cavity-versus
#15
Kaixin Li, Ling Yang, Qiang-Ying Hu, Xiao-Zhong Chen, Ming Chen, Yuanyuan Chen
PURPOSE: To determine whether volumes based on the contours of the mucosal surface instead of the oral cavity can be used to predict grade ≥3 acute oral mucosa toxicity in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LANPC) treated with concurrent intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and chemotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A standardized method for the oral cavity (oral cavity contours, OCC) and a novel method for the mucosal surface (mucosal surface contours, MSC) were developed for the oral mucosa and prospectively applied to the radiation treatment plans of 92 patients treated with concurrent IMRT and chemotherapy for LANPC...
July 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738280/cobalt-fibers-anchored-with-tin-disulfide-nanosheets-as-high-performance-anode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#16
Xuefang Chen, Ying Huang, Kaichuang Zhang, Weichao Zhang
Well-designed hierarchical nanostructured composites consisting of one dimensional cobalt fibers and thin tin disulfide nanosheets were successfully synthesized for the first time through a hydrothermal method. The SnS2 nanosheets were uniformly grown onto the Co fibers and were almost perpendicular to the Co fibers. The composites as one kind anode materials exhibited more remarkable lithium ion storage properties than SnS2 nanosheets. The composites exhibited a capacity of 500.5mAh/g after 100 cycles even at 1000mA/g...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738279/development-and-modification-of-conventional-ouali-model-for-tensile-modulus-of-polymer-carbon-nanotubes-nanocomposites-assuming-the-roles-of-dispersed-and-networked-nanoparticles-and-surrounding-interphases
#17
Yasser Zare, Kyong Yop Rhee
In this paper, conventional Ouali model for tensile modulus of composites is developed for polymer/carbon nanotubes (CNT) nanocomposites (PCNT) assuming the influences of filler network and dispersed nanoparticles above percolation threshold as well as the interphases between polymer host and nanoparticles which reinforce the nanocomposite and facilitate the networking. The developed model is simplified, because the characteristics of dispersed nanoparticles and surrounding interphase cannot significantly change the modulus of PCNT...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738253/size-distribution-and-elastic-properties-of-thermo-responsive-polymer-gel-microparticles-in-suspension-probed-by-ultrasonic-spectroscopy
#18
Takehisa Inoue, Tomohisa Norisuye, Kazuki Sugita, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata
The size distribution and the elasticity of thermo-responsive gel particles dispersed in water were examined in-situ by ultrasonic spectroscopy (US). Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) gel particles, undergoing volume phase transition at 34°C were synthesized by redox polymerization in emulsion, and the temperature dependence of the acoustic properties was examined. The longitudinal velocity and the attenuation coefficient of particle exhibited a drastic change at the transition temperature, indicating the increase in the mechanical properties, such the longitudinal, bulk and shear moduli, due to the shrinkage of particles upon temperature stimulation...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738231/sliding-strip-microfluidic-device-enables-elisa-on-paper
#19
Mohit S Verma, Maria-Nefeli Tsaloglou, Tyler Sisley, Dionysios Christodouleas, Austin Chen, Jonathan Milette, George M Whitesides
This article describes a 3D microfluidic paper-based analytical device that can be used to conduct an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The device comprises two parts: a sliding strip (which contains the active sensing area) and a structure surrounding the sliding strip (which holds stored reagents-buffers, antibodies, and enzymatic substrate-and distributes fluid). Running an ELISA involves adding sample (e.g. blood) and water, moving the sliding strip at scheduled times, and analyzing the resulting color in the sensing area visually or using a flatbed scanner...
July 19, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738100/multiple-neurotoxic-effects-of-haloperidol-resulting-in-neuronal-death
#20
Henry A Nasrallah, Alexander T Chen
BACKGROUND: Several published studies have reported an association between antipsychotic medications, especially first-generation agents, and a decline in gray matter volume. This prompted us to review the possible neurotoxic mechanisms of first-generation antipsychotics (FGAs), especially haloperidol, which has been widely used over the past several decades. METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted using the keywords haloperidol, antipsychotic, neurotoxicity, apoptosis, oxidative stress, and neuroplasticity...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
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