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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813053/copper-ii-benzimidazole-complexes-as-efficient-fluorescent-probes-for-l-cysteine-in-water
#1
Duraiyarasu Maheshwaran, Selvarasu Priyanga, Ramasamy Mayilmurugan
Copper(ii) complexes [Cu(L1)(H2O)2](SO3CF3)21 and [Cu(L2)(H2O)2](SO3CF3)22 based on 2,6-bis(benzimidazolyl)pyridine were synthesized and are reported herein as highly selective "turn-on" optical probes for l-cysteine. The Cu(ii)/Cu(i) redox potential of probe 1 (0.14 V vs. NHE) was lower than that of 2 (0.233 V vs. NHE) in water. The molecular structure of 2 adopted a square pyramidal geometry (τ = 0.2545), with the Cu-Npy bond (1.958 Å) of its middle pyridine unit being shorter than the other two Cu-Nbenzim bonds (Cu-N, 1...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813008/dietary-fructose-enhances-the-ability-of-low-concentrations-of-angiotensin-ii-to-stimulate-proximal-tubule-na%C3%A2-%C2%BA-reabsorption
#2
Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Pablo D Cabral, Nancy J Hong, Jessica Asirwatham, Nianxin Yang, Jessica M Berthiaume, Fernando P Dominici, Jeffrey L Garvin
Fructose-enriched diets cause salt-sensitive hypertension. Proximal tubules (PTs) reabsorb 70% of the water and salt filtered through the glomerulus. Angiotensin II (Ang II) regulates this process. Normally, dietary salt reduces Ang II allowing the kidney to excrete more salt, thereby preventing hypertension. We hypothesized that fructose-enriched diets enhance the ability of low concentrations of Ang II to stimulate PT transport. We measured the effects of a low concentration of Ang II (10(-12) mol/L) on transport-related oxygen consumption (QO₂), and Na/K-ATPase and Na/H-exchange (NHE) activities and expression in PTs from rats consuming tap water (Control) or 20% fructose (FRUC)...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780849/photoelectrochemical-behavior-of-a-molecular-ru-based-water-oxidation-catalyst-bound-to-tio2-protected-si-photoanodes
#3
Roc Matheu, Ivan A Moreno-Hernandez, Xavier Sala, Harry B Gray, Bruce S Brunschwig, Antoni Llobet, Nathan S Lewis
A hybrid photoanode based on a molecular water oxidation precatalyst was prepared from TiO2-protected n- or p(+)-Si coated with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNT) and the ruthenium-based water oxidation precatalyst [Ru(IV)(tda)(py-pyr)2(O)], 1(O) (tda(2-) is [2,2':6',2''-terpyridine]-6,6''-dicarboxylato and py-pir is 4-(pyren-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)butanamide). The Ru complex was immobilized by π-π stacking onto CNTs that had been deposited by drop casting onto Si electrodes coated with 60 nm of amorphous TiO2 and 20 nm of a layer of sputtered C...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758804/rapamycin-mitigates-erythrocyte-membrane-transport-functions-and-oxidative-stress-during-aging-in-rats
#4
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Sandeep Singh, Geetika Garg, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Erythrocyte membrane is a suitable model to study various metabolic and physiological functions as it undergoes variety of biochemical changes during aging. An age-dependent modulatory effect of rapamycin on erythrocyte membrane functions is completely unknown. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of rapamycin on age-dependent impaired activities of transporters/exchangers, altered levels of redox biomarkers, viz. protein carbonyl (PC), lipid hydroperoxides (LHs), total thiol (-SH), sialic acid (SA) and intracellular calcium ion [Ca(2+)]i, and osmotic fragility of erythrocyte membrane...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753162/auditory-and-audiovisual-close-shadowing-in-post-lingually-deaf-cochlear-implanted-patients-and-normal-hearing-elderly-adults
#5
Lucie Scarbel, Denis Beautemps, Jean-Luc Schwartz, Marc Sato
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the effect of auditory deprivation and age-related speech decline on perceptuo-motor abilities during speech processing in post-lingually deaf cochlear-implanted participants and in normal-hearing elderly (NHE) participants. DESIGN: A close-shadowing experiment was carried out on 10 cochlear-implanted patients and on 10 NHE participants, with two groups of normal-hearing young participants as controls. To this end, participants had to categorize auditory and audiovisual syllables as quickly as possible, either manually or orally...
July 27, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732990/combination-of-sonodynamic-with-temozolomide-inhibits-c6-glioma-migration-and-promotes-mitochondrial-pathway-apoptosis-via-suppressing-nhe-1-expression
#6
Lei Chen, Damin Cong, Yongzhe Li, Dan Wang, Qingsong Li, Shaoshan Hu
Temozolomide (TMZ) was used for clinical postoperative or non-surgical chemotherapy patients. However, its effect remains unsatisfactory and gradually discovered that the presence of chemoresistance. To explore more effective therapy using TMZ, we investigate the effects of combination of application of TMZ together with Sonodynamic therapy (SDT), which is based on the ultrasonic activation of a sonosensitizer, with low toxicity, noninvasive, deeper penetrability and a promising approach for treating malignant glioma by inducing apoptosis on glioma cells in vitro...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727929/na-h-exchanger-and-proton-channel-in-heart-failure-associated-with-becker-and-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#7
Ghassan Bkaily, Danielle Jacques
Cardiomyopathy is found in patients with Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophies which are linked muscle diseases caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Dystrophin defects are not limited to DMD but are also present in mild BMD. The hereditary cardiomyopathic hamster of the UM-X7.1 strain is a particular experimental model of heart failure (HF) leading to early death in muscular dystrophy (dystrophin deficiency and sarcoglycan mutation) and heart disease (δ-sarcoglycan deficiency and dystrophin mutation) in human DMD...
July 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717971/subnetwork-mining-on-functional-connectivity-network-for-classification-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
#8
Daoqiang Zhang, Liyang Tu, Long-Jiang Zhang, Biao Jie, Guang-Ming Lu
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE), as a complication of cirrhosis, is a serious brain disease, which may lead to death. Accurate diagnosis of HE and its intermediate stage, i.e., minimal HE (MHE), is very important for possibly early diagnosis and treatment. Brain connectivity network, as a simple representation of brain interaction, has been widely used for the brain disease (e.g., HE and MHE) analysis. However, those studies mainly focus on finding disease-related abnormal connectivity between brain regions, although a large number of studies have indicated that some brain diseases are usually related to local structure of brain connectivity network (i...
July 17, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710816/electrochemical-and-structural-characterization-of-azotobacter-vinelandii-flavodoxin-ii
#9
Helen M Segal, Thomas Spatzal, Michael G Hill, Andrew K Udit, Douglas C Rees
Azotobacter vinelandii flavodoxin II serves as a physiological reductant of nitrogenase, the enzyme system mediating biological nitrogen fixation. Wildtype A. vinelandii flavodoxin II was electrochemically and crystallographically characterized to better understand the molecular basis for this functional role. The redox properties were monitored on surfactant-modified basal plane graphite electrodes, with two distinct redox couples measured by cyclic voltammetry corresponding to reduction potentials of -483 ± 1 mV and -187 ± 9 mV (vs...
July 14, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704808/enhanced-reactive-oxygen-species-production-acidic-cytosolic-ph-and-upregulated-na-h-exchanger-nhe-in-dicer-deficient-cd4-t-cells
#10
Yogesh Singh, Yuetao Zhou, Shaqiu Zhang, Khalid N M Abdelazeem, Bernat Elvira, Madhuri S Salker, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) negatively regulate gene expression at a post-transcriptional level. Dicer, a cytoplasmic RNase III enzyme, is required for the maturation of miRNAs from precursor miRNAs. Dicer, therefore, is a critical enzyme involved in the biogenesis and processing of miRNAs. Several biological processes are controlled by miRNAs, including the regulation of T cell development and function. T cells generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) with parallel H+ extrusion accomplished by the Na+/H+-exchanger 1 (NHE1)...
July 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684464/ammonia-independent-sodium-uptake-mediated-by-na-channels-and-nhes-in-the-freshwater-ribbon-leech-nephelopsis-obscura
#11
Alex R Quijada-Rodriguez, Aaron G Schultz, Jonathan M Wilson, Yuhe He, Garett J P Allen, Greg G Goss, Dirk Weihrauch
Freshwater organisms actively take up ions from their environment to counter diffusive ion losses due to inhabiting hypo-osmotic environments. The mechanisms behind active Na(+) uptake are quite well understood in freshwater teleosts, however, the mechanisms employed by invertebrates are not. Pharmacological and molecular approaches were used to investigate Na(+) uptake mechanisms and their link to ammonia excretion in the ribbon leech Nephelopsis obscura At the molecular level, we identified a Na(+) channel and a Na(+)/H(+)-exchanger (NHE) in the skin of N...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655564/enhanced-limbic-impaired-cortical-loop-connection-onto-the-hippocampus-of-nhe-rats-application-of-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-a-preclinical-adhd-model
#12
F Zoratto, G M Palombelli, L A Ruocco, E Carboni, G Laviola, A G Sadile, W Adriani, R Canese
Due to a hyperfunctioning mesocorticolimbic system, Naples-High-Excitability (NHE) rats have been proposed to model for the meso-cortical variant of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Compared to Naples Random-Bred (NRB) controls, NHE rats show hyperactivity, impaired non-selective attention (Aspide et al., 1998), and impaired selective spatial attention (Ruocco et al., 2009a, 2014). Alteration in limbic functions has been proposed; however, resulting unbalance among forebrain areas has not been assessed yet...
June 26, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648068/redox-activity-of-oxo-bridged-iridium-dimers-in-an-n-o-donor-environment-characterization-of-remarkably-stable-ir-iv-v-complexes
#13
Shashi Bhushan Sinha, Dimitar Y Shopov, Liam S Sharninghausen, Christopher J Stein, Brandon Q Mercado, David Balcells, Thomas Bondo Pedersen, Markus Reiher, Gary W Brudvig, Robert H Crabtree
Chemical and electrochemical oxidation or reduction of our recently reported Ir(IV,IV) mono-μ-oxo dimers results in the formation of fully characterized Ir(IV,V) and Ir(III,III) complexes. The Ir(IV,V) dimers are unprecedented and exhibit remarkable stability under ambient conditions. This stability and modest reduction potential of 0.99 V vs NHE is in part attributed to complete charge delocalization across both Ir centers. Trends in crystallographic bond lengths and angles shed light on the structural changes accompanying oxidation and reduction...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613070/engineering-high-potential-photo-oxidants-with-panchromatic-absorption
#14
Ting Jiang, Nicholas F Polizzi, Jeff Rawson, Michael J Therien
Challenging photochemistry demands high-potential visible-light-absorbing photo-oxidants. We report (i) a highly electron-deficient Ru(II) complex (eDef-Rutpy) bearing an E1/2(0/+) potential more than 300 mV more positive than that of any established Ru(II) bis(terpyridyl) derivative, and (ii) an ethyne-bridged eDef-Rutpy-(porphinato)Zn(II) (eDef-RuPZn) supermolecule that affords both panchromatic UV-vis spectral domain absorptivity and a high E1/2(0/+) potential, comparable to that of Ce(NH4)2(NO3)6 [E1/2(Ce(3+/4+)) = 1...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605830/sustained-intracellular-acidosis-triggers-the-na-h-exchager-1-activation-in-glutamate-excitotoxicity
#15
Bo Kyung Lee, Yi-Sook Jung
The Na(+)/H(+) exchanger-1 (NHE-1) is a ubiquitously expressed pH-regulatory membrane protein that functions in the brain, heart, and other organs. It is increased by intracellular acidosis through the interaction of intracellular H(+) with an allosteric modifier site in the transport domain. In the previous study, we reported that glutamate-induced NHE-1 phosphorylation mediated by activation of protein kinase C-β (PKC-β) in cultured neuron cells via extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK)/p90 ribosomal s6 kinases (p90RSK) pathway results in NHE-1 activation...
June 14, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546154/synergistic-mucus-secretion-by-histamine-and-il-4-through-tmem16a-in-airway-epithelium
#16
Ju Wan Kang, Yong Hyuk Lee, Min Jeong Kang, Hyun Jae Lee, Ryung Oh, Hyun Jin Min, Wan Namkung, Jae Young Choi, Sang Nam Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Hyung-Ju Cho
Histamine is an important mediator of allergic reactions, and mucus hypersecretion is a major allergic symptom. However, the direct effect of histamine on mucus secretion from airway mucosal epithelia has not been clearly demonstrated. TMEM16A is a Ca2+-activated chloride channel, and it is closely related to fluid secretion in airway mucosal epithelia. We investigated whether histamine directly induces fluid secretion from epithelial cells or submucosal glands (SMG) and mechanisms related therewith in allergic airway diseases...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544170/hamstring-injury-prevention-in-soccer-before-or-after-training
#17
R Lovell, M Knox, M Weston, J C Siegler, S Brennan, P W M Marshall
We examined the effects of a 12-week program of Nordic hamstring exercises (NHE), administered before or after football training, upon eccentric hamstring strength, muscle activity, and architectural adaptations. Amateur soccer players were randomized into three groups. The control group (CON; n=11) undertook core stability exercises, whereas a periodized NHE program was delivered either before (NHEBEF ; n=10) or after (NHEAFT ; n=14) biweekly training sessions. Outcome measures included peak torque and concomitant normalized peak surface electromyography signals (sEMG) of the biceps femoris (BF) and medial hamstring (MH) muscles during knee flexor maximal eccentric contractions, performed at 30°·s(-1) ...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532308/contributions-of-national-and-global-health-estimates-to-monitoring-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-thailand
#18
Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, Supon Limwattananon, Khanitta Kusreesakul, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) triggered increased demand for data on child and maternal mortality for monitoring progress. With the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and growing evidence of an epidemiological transition towards non-communicable diseases, policy makers need data on mortality and disease trends and distribution to inform effective policies and support monitoring progress. Where there are limited capacities to produce national health estimates (NHEs), global health estimates (GHEs) can fill gaps for global monitoring and comparisons...
January 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526336/activation-of-na-h-exchanger-other-than-formation-of-transmembrane-pore-underlies-the-cytotoxicity-of-nematocyst-venom-from-chrysaora-helvola-brandt-jellyfish
#19
Lanlan Fan, Jun Luo, Xiaoyong Li, Ming Chen, Wei Shu, Xiaosheng Qu
We previously reported unexpected apoptosis-like cell death induced by nematocyst venom (NV) from Chrysaora helvola Brandt (C. helvola) jellyfish. To assess whether the pore formation mechanism underlay the action of NV, the change in cell membrane permeability was studied in both chicken erythrocytes and human CNE-2 cells. Initially, paradoxical results were derived from osmoprotectant protection assays. Polyethylene glycol (PEG)2000, which completely inhibited the NV induced hemolysis, failed to protect CNE-2 cells...
July 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515790/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-genetic-features-related-to-the-virulence-of-bacillus-cereus-forc_013
#20
Hyun-Jin Koo, Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Suyeon Kim, Kwondo Kim, Sangryeol Ryu, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Bacillus cereus is well known as a gastrointestinal pathogen that causes food-borne illness. In the present study, we sequenced the complete genome of B. cereus FORC_013 isolated from fried eel in South Korea. To extend our understanding of the genomic characteristics of FORC_013, we conducted a comparative analysis with the published genomes of other B. cereus strains. RESULTS: We fully assembled the single circular chromosome (5,418,913 bp) and one plasmid (259,749 bp); 5511 open reading frames (ORFs) and 283 ORFs were predicted for the chromosome and plasmid, respectively...
2017: Gut Pathogens
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