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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783169/applying-multi-criteria-analysis-for-preliminary-assessment-of-the-properties-of-alginate-immobilized-myriophyllum-spicatum-in-lake-water-samples
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Jelena V Milojković, Jelena B Popović-Djordjević, Lato L Pezo, Ilija D Brčeski, Aleksandar Ž Kostić, Vladan D Milošević, Mirjana D Stojanović
The preliminary assessment of the properties of alginate immobilized aquatic weed Myriophyllum spicatum beads-MsAlg in a multi-element system of nine Serbian lakes water samples was done. Herein, the results obtained in the biosorption experiment with MsAlg contents of twenty-two elements analysed by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, biosorption capacity, element removal efficiency, total hardness (TH) and quality index of water (WQI) are presented. Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy was used for the characterization of M...
May 11, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783154/enhanced-removal-of-p-nitrophenol-from-aqueous-media-by-montmorillonite-clay-modified-with-a-cationic-surfactant
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A Dos Santos, M F Viante, D J Pochapski, A J Downs, C A P Almeida
Montmorillonite clay (MC) yields after modification of the interlamellar spacing and the chemical character of its surface by treatment with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) a solid product (MCCTA). This has been used as an adsorbent for the removal of p-nitrophenol (PNP) from aqueous solutions. The MCCTA samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTA), FT-IR spectroscopy, zeta potential measurements, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and specific surface area...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783111/polymeric-nanocomposites-for-the-removal-of-acid-red-52-dye-from-aqueous-solutions-synthesis-characterization-kinetic-and-isotherm-studies
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A Gouthaman, Raja S Azarudeen, A Gnanaprakasam, V M Sivakumar, M Thirumarimurugan
Polymeric nanocomposites polyaniline-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PAPV) and polyaniline-polyvinylpyrrolidone-neodymium/zinc oxide (PAPV-NZO) were synthesized for the effective dye removal through adsorption process. Neodymium doped zinc oxide (NZO) with various proportions of neodymium were prepared by chemical co-precipitation method and incorporated into the copolymer matrix via oxidative polymerization technique. NZO nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the morphological features, and functional group linkages of the PAPV-NZO were confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analyses...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783053/biomineralization-mechanism-of-u-vi-induced-by-bacillus-cereus-12-2-the-role-of-functional-groups-and-enzymes
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Jian Zhang, Han Song, Zhi Chen, Shasha Liu, Yali Wei, Jingyi Huang, Chuling Guo, Zhi Dang, Zhang Lin
Current studies reveal that the biomineralization of U(VI) by anaerobes normally produces nano-sized U(IV) minerals that can easily re-migrate/re-oxidize, while the biomineralization of U(VI) by aerobes has been constrained because the general mechanism has not yet been fully characterized. The biomineralization of U(VI) by Bacillus cereus 12-2 was investigated in this work. The maximum biosorption capability of intact cells was 448.68 mg U/g biomass (dry weight) at pH 5, while a decrease over 60% was induced when phosphate, amino, and especially carboxyl groups were shielded...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783019/total-flavonoid-extract-of-epimedium-herb-increases-the-peak-bone-mass-of-young-rats-involving-enhanced-activation-of-the-ac10-camp-pka-creb-pathway
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Hui-Rong Xi, Hui-Ping Ma, Fang-Fang Yang, Yu-Hai Gao, Jian Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Wen-Yuan Li, Cory J Xian, Ke-Ming Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epimedium sagittatum brevicornum Maxim. is an important traditional Chinese herb that has long been used to promote bone fracture healing and treat osteoporosis. AIM OF THE STUDY: Achieving peak bone mass by adolescence has now been accepted to be fundamental for preventing osteoporosis in adulthood life. This study investigated the possibility of increasing peak bone mass in young rats using the total flavonoid extract of Epimedium herb (TFE)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782971/pharmaceutical-grade-oral-films-as-substrates-for-printed-medicine
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M Wimmer-Teubenbacher, C Planchette, H Pichler, D Markl, W K Hsiao, A Paudel, S Stegemann
In contact-less printing, such as piezo-electric drop on demand printing used in the study, the drop formation process is independent of the substrate. This means that having developed a printable formulation, printed pharmaceutical dosage forms can be obtained on any pharmaceutical grade substrate, such as polymer-based films. In this work we evaluated eight different oral films based on their suitability as printing substrates for sodium picosulfate. The different polymer films were compared regarding printed spot morphology, chemical stability and dissolution profile...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782902/five-rare-dimeric-sesquiterpenes-exhibiting-potential-neuroprotection-activity-from-vladimiria-souliei
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Zhi-Li Wu, Qun Wang, Hong-Yuan Dong, Hui-liangLi, Shu-Mei Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang
Two rare C32 sesquiterpene lactone dimers, vlasouliolides J-K (1-2), together with three C30 sesquiterpene dimers, vlasoulioliones A-C (3-5), were isolated from Vladimiria souliei. Their chemical structures were elucidated by NMR and MS spectroscopic data. Among them, compounds 1, 3 and 5 were unambiguously established by Cu-Kα X-ray crystallographic analysis. Furthermore, compound 1 showed prominent neuroprotective effects against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in PC-12 cells, with EC50 value of 2.11 ± 0...
May 18, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782823/changing-the-site-energy-of-per-614-in-the-peridinin-chlorophyll-a-protein-does-not-alter-its-capability-of-chlorophyll-triplet-quenching
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Alessandro Agostini, Jens Niklas, Tim Schulte, Marilena Di Valentin, Marco Bortolus, Eckhard Hofmann, Wolfgang Lubitz, Donatella Carbonera
The peridinin-chlorophyll-a protein (PCP) is a water-soluble light harvesting protein of the dinoflagellate Amphidinium carterae, employing peridinin (Per) as the main carotenoid to fulfil light harvesting and photo-protective functions. Per molecules bound to the protein experience specific molecular surroundings which lead to different electronic and spectral properties. In the refolded N89 L variant PCP (N89 L-RFPCP) a significant part of the intensity on the long wavelength side of the absorption spectrum is shifted to shorter wavelengths due to a significant change in the Per-614 site energy...
May 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782667/synergies-of-electrochemical-metallization-and-valance-change-in-all-inorganic-perovskite-quantum-dots-for-resistive-switching
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Yan Wang, Ziyu Lv, Qiufan Liao, Haiquan Shan, Jinrui Chen, Ye Zhou, Li Zhou, Xiaoli Chen, Vellaisamy A L Roy, Zhanpeng Wang, Zongxiang Xu, Yu-Jia Zeng, Su-Ting Han
The in-depth understanding of ions' generation and movement inside all-inorganic perovskite quantum dots (CsPbBr3 QDs), which may lead to a paradigm to break through the conventional von Neumann bottleneck, is strictly limited. Here, it is shown that formation and annihilation of metal conductive filaments and Br- ion vacancy filaments driven by an external electric field and light irradiation can lead to pronounced resistive-switching effects. Verified by field-emission scanning electron microscopy as well as energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis, the resistive switching behavior of CsPbBr3 QD-based photonic resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is initiated by the electrochemical metallization and valance change...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782488/insight-into-small-molecule-binding-to-the-neonatal-fc-receptor-by-x-ray-crystallography-and-100-khz-magic-angle-spinning-nmr
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Daniel Stöppler, Alex Macpherson, Susanne Smith-Penzel, Nicolas Basse, Fabien Lecomte, Hervé Deboves, Richard D Taylor, Tim Norman, John Porter, Lorna C Waters, Marta Westwood, Ben Cossins, Katharine Cain, James White, Robert Griffin, Christine Prosser, Sebastian Kelm, Amy H Sullivan, David Fox, Mark D Carr, Alistair Henry, Richard Taylor, Beat H Meier, Hartmut Oschkinat, Alastair D Lawson
Aiming at the design of an allosteric modulator of the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn)-Immunoglobulin G (IgG) interaction, we developed a new methodology including NMR fragment screening, X-ray crystallography, and magic-angle-spinning (MAS) NMR at 100 kHz after sedimentation, exploiting very fast spinning of the nondeuterated soluble 42 kDa receptor construct to obtain resolved proton-detected 2D and 3D NMR spectra. FcRn plays a crucial role in regulation of IgG and serum albumin catabolism. It is a clinically validated drug target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases caused by pathogenic antibodies via the inhibition of its interaction with IgG...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782482/trauma-patients-are-safe-to-fly-72-hours-after-tube-thoracostomy-removal
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David Zonies, Joel Elterman, Christopher Burns, Vincent Paul, John Oh, Jeremy Cannon
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for safe air travel following traumatic pneumothorax are 2-3 weeks after radiographic resolution. These recommendations are based on several small observational studies and expert consensus which cite a theoretical risk of recurrence and hypoxia due to decreased oxygen tension at altitude. We sought to systematically study the timing of chest drain removal after traumatic pneumothorax and risk of recurrence in relation to air travel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted patients who sustained a traumatic chest injury treated with tube thoracostomy over a 5-year period was undertaken...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782395/pull-out-of-upper-thoracic-pedicle-screws-can-cause-spinal-canal-encroachment-in-growing-rod-treatment
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Senol Bekmez, Aykut Kocyigit, Zeynep Deniz Olgun, Mehmet Ayvaz, Halil Gokhan Demirkiran, Ergun Karaagaoglu, Muharrem Yazici
BACKGROUND: Proximal foundation failure is a common complication of growing rod (GR) treatment for early-onset scoliosis. Spinal canal encroachment due to pull-out of pedicle screw used as proximal foundation has been anecdotally reported in GR patients. The aim of this study is to report the prevalence of spinal canal encroachment of pedicle screws in GR treatment and determine risk factors using a single-center cohort. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were: (1) GR for early-onset scoliosis and (2) pull-out of at least 1 proximal anchor pedicle screw...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782172/assembly-dynamics-of-plasmonic-dna-capped-gold-nanoparticle-monolayers
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Thomas L Derrien, Michelle Zhang, Patrick Dorion, Detlef-M Smilgies, Dan Luo
The self-assembly of nanoparticles in aqueous solutions promises wide applications but requires the careful balance of many parameters not present in organic solvents. While the presence of long-range electrostatic interactions in aqueous solutions may complicate such assemblies, they provide additional parameters through which to control self-assembly. Here, with DNA-capped gold nanoparticles and through variation of the ionic strength in aqueous solutions, we explored the influence of electrostatic interactions on the adsorption of negatively charged nanoparticles on a positively charged surface...
May 21, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782155/a-narrow-gap-semiconducting-germanium-allotrope-from-the-oxidation-of-a-layered-zintl-phase-in-ionic-liquids
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Zhongjia Tang, Alexander P Litvinchuk, Melissa Gooch, Arnold M Guloy
A metastable germanium allotrope, Ge(oP32), was synthe-sized as polycrystalline powders and single crystals from the mild-oxidation/delithiation of Li7Ge12 in ionic liquids. Its crystal structure, from single crystal X-ray diffraction (P bcm, a = 8.1527(4) Å, b = 11.7572(5) Å, c = 7.7617(4) Å), features a complex covalent network of 4-bonded Ge, resulting from a well-ordered topotactic oxidative condensation of [Ge12 ]7- layers. It is a diamagnetic semiconductor (Eg = 0.33 eV), and transforms exothermically and irreversibly to α-Ge at 363 °C...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782079/the-dipep-diagnosis-of-pe-in-pregnancy-study-an-observational-study-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-assessment-d-dimer-and-chest-x-ray-for-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Steve Goodacre, Kimberley Horspool, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Marian Knight, Neil Shephard, Fiona Lecky, Steven Thomas, Beverley J Hunt, Gordon Fuller
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical features associated with PE diagnosis and determine the accuracy of decision rules and D-dimer for diagnosing suspected PE in pregnant/postpartum women. DESIGN: Observational cohort study augmented with additional cases. SETTING: Emergency departments and maternity units at eleven prospectively recruiting sites and maternity units in the United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). POPULATION: 324 pregnant/postpartum women with suspected PE and 198 pregnant/postpartum women with diagnosed PE...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782078/nickel-ii-catalyzed-asymmetric-propargyl-2-3-wittig-rearrangement-of-oxindole-derivatives-a-remarkable-chiral-amplification-effect
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Xi Xu, Jianlin Zhang, Shunxi Dong, Lili Lin, Xiaobin Lin, Xiaohua Liu, Xiaoming Feng
A highly enantioselective [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement of oxindole derivatives was realized by using a chiral N,N'-dioxide/NiII complex as catalyst under mild reaction conditions. A strong chiral amplification effect was observed, which allowed to access chiral 3- hydroxy 3-substituted oxindoles bearing allenyl groups in high yields and enantioselectivities (up to 92% ee) by using a ligand with only 15% ee. A reasonable explanation was given based on the experimental investigations and X-ray crystal structures of enantiomerically pure and racemic catalysts...
May 21, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781937/body-composition-assessment-in-female-national-collegiate-athletic-association-division-i-softball-athletes-as-a-function-of-playing-position-across-a-multiyear-time-frame
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Ashley Peart, Danielle Wadsworth, Jessica Washington, Gretchen Oliver
Peart, A, Wadsworth, D, Washington, J, and Oliver, G. Body composition assessment in female National Collegiate Athletic Association division I softball athletes as a function of playing position across a multiyear time frame. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of this study was to record changes in total body mass, lean body mass (LBM), fat mass (FM), and body fat percentage (BF%) in female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level softball athletes over a multiyear time frame using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (iDXA)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781766/significant-suppression-of-ct-radiation-induced-dna-damage-in-normal-human-cells-by-the-prc-210-radioprotector
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Frank Jermusek, Chelsea Benedict, Emma Dreischmeier, Michael Brand, Michael Uder, Justin J Jeffery, Frank N Ranallo, William E Fahl
While computed tomography (CT) is now commonly used and considered to be clinically valuable, significant DNA double-strand breaks (γ-H2AX foci) in white blood cells from adult and pediatric CT patients have been frequently reported. In this study to determine whether γ-H2AX foci and X-ray-induced naked DNA damage are suppressed by administration of the PrC-210 radioprotector, human blood samples were irradiated in a CT scanner at 50-150 mGy with or without PrC-210, and γ-H2AX foci were scored. X-ray-induced naked DNA damage was also studied, and the DNA protective efficacy of PrC-210 was compared against 12 other common "antioxidants...
May 21, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781617/unexpected-optical-blue-shift-in-large-colloidal-quantum-dots-by-anionic-migration-and-exchange
#20
Maria Acebron, Juan F Galisteo-López, Cefe Lopez, Facundo C Herrera, Martin D Mizrahi, Felix G Requejo, Francisco Javier Palomares, Beatriz H Juarez
Compositional changes taking place during the synthesis of alloyed CdSeZnS nanocrystals (NCs) allow shifting the optical features to higher energy as the NCs grow. Under certain synthetic conditions, the effect of those changes on the surface/interface chemistry competes with and dominates over the conventional quantum confinement effect in growing NCs. These changes, identified by means of complementary advanced spectroscopic techniques such as XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) and XAS (X-ray absorption Spectroscopy), are understood in the frame of an ion migration and exchange mechanism taking place during the synthesis...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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