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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936487/platelet-dense-granules-begin-to-selectively-accumulate-mepacrine-during-proplatelet-formation
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Hayley A Hanby, Jialing Bao, Ji-Yoon Noh, Danuta Jarocha, Mortimer Poncz, Mitchell J Weiss, Michael S Marks
Platelet dense granules (DGs) are storage organelles for calcium ions, small organic molecules such as ADP and serotonin, and larger polyphosphates that are secreted upon platelet stimulation to enhance platelet activation, adhesion, and stabilization at sites of vascular damage. DGs are thought to fully mature within megakaryocytes (MKs) prior to platelet formation. Here we challenge this notion by exploiting vital fluorescent dyes to distinguish mildly acidic DGs from highly acidic compartments by microscopy in platelets and MKs...
August 22, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898428/soil-co2-venting-as-one-of-the-mechanisms-for-tolerance-of-zn-deficiency-by-rice-in-flooded-soils
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Marie-Cecile Affholder, Dominik J Weiss, Matthias Wissuwa, Sarah E Johnson-Beebout, Guy J D Kirk
We sought to explain rice (Oryza sativa) genotype differences in tolerance of zinc (Zn) deficiency in flooded paddy soils and the counter-intuitive observation, made in earlier field experiments, that Zn uptake per plant increases with increasing planting density. We grew tolerant and intolerant genotypes in a Zn-deficient flooded soil at high and low planting densities, and found (a) plant Zn concentrations and growth increased with planting density and more so in the tolerant genotype, whereas the concentrations of other nutrients decreased, indicating a specific effect on Zn uptake; (b) the effects of planting density and genotype on Zn uptake could only be explained if the plants induced changes in the soil to make Zn more soluble; and (c) the genotype and planting density effects were both associated with decreases in dissolved CO2 in the rhizosphere soil solution and resulting increases in pH...
September 12, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815270/pre-analytic-evaluation-of-volumetric-absorptive-microsampling-and-integration-in-a-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-workflow
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Chiara Volani, Giulia Caprioli, Giovanni Calderisi, Baldur B Sigurdsson, Johannes Rainer, Ivo Gentilini, Andrew A Hicks, Peter P Pramstaller, Guenter Weiss, Sigurdur V Smarason, Giuseppe Paglia
Volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) is a novel approach that allows single-drop (10 μL) blood collection. Integration of VAMS with mass spectrometry (MS)-based untargeted metabolomics is an attractive solution for both human and animal studies. However, to boost the use of VAMS in metabolomics, key pre-analytical questions need to be addressed. Therefore, in this work, we integrated VAMS in a MS-based untargeted metabolomics workflow and investigated pre-analytical strategies such as sample extraction procedures and metabolome stability at different storage conditions...
August 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755992/microgels-of-silylated-hpmc-as-a-multimodal-system-for-drug-co-encapsulation
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Mohamed Zayed, Corine Tourne-Peteilh, Michel Ramonda, Gildas Rethore, Pierre Weiss, Jean Martinez, Gilles Subra, Ahmad Mehdi, Jean-Marie Devoisselle, Philippe Legrand
Combined therapy is a global strategy developed to prevent drug resistance in cancer and infectious diseases. In this field, there is a need of multifunctional drug delivery systems able to co-encapsulate small drug molecules, peptides, proteins, associated to targeting functions, nanoparticles. Silylated hydrogels are alkoxysilane hybrid polymers that can be engaged in a sol-gel process, providing chemical cross linking in physiological conditions, and functionalized biocompatible hybrid materials. In the present work, microgels were prepared with silylated (hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose (Si-HPMC) that was chemically cross linked in soft conditions of pH and temperature...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678284/aminoalcohols-and-benzoates-friends-or-foes-tuning-nuclearity-of-cu-ii-complexes-studies-of-their-structures-magnetism-and-catecholase-like-activities-as-well-as-performing-dft-and-tddft-studies
#5
Farasha Sama, Ashish Kumar Dhara, Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Yan-Cong Chen, Ming-Liang Tong, Istikhar A Ansari, Mukul Raizada, Musheer Ahmad, M Shahid, Zafar A Siddiqi
Herein, the coordination chemistry of a series of Cu(ii) complexes of various aminoalcohol and benzoate ligands was explored. The pH-dependent reactions of copper(ii) salts with propanolamine (Hpa), N-methyl diethanolamine (H2mdea), triethanolamine (H3tea), and (n)butyl-diethanolamine (H2budea) were carried out in the presence of various benzoates (benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy benzoic acid, 3-methoxy benzoic acid, and 4-methoxy benzoic acid). The resulting complexes [Cu2(pa)2(benzoate)2] (1), [Cu2(pa)2(3-methoxybenzoate)2] (2), [Cu2(pa)2(4-methoxybenzoate)2] (3), [Cu2(H2tea)2(benzoate)2]·2H2O (4), [Cu2(H2tea)2(2-hydroxybenzoate)2]·2H2O (5), [Cu2(H3tea)2(4-hydroxybenzoate)2][Cu(Htea)2]·2H2O (6), [Cu(H2mdea)2][benzoate]2 (7), [Cu(H2mdea)2][4-methoxybenzoate]2 (8), [Cu(H2bdea)2][2-hydroxybenzoate]2 (9), [Cu2(benzoate)4(benzoic acid)2] (10), [Cu2(4-methoxybenzoate)4(CH3CN)2]·4CH3CN (11) and [Cu3(H2tea)2(benzoate)2(NO3)2] (12) were formed as mono-, di- or trinuclear entities depending upon the pH conditions of the reaction...
August 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623867/a-validated-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-measurement-of-riluzole-in-plasma-and-myocardial-tissue-samples
#6
Suzanne L Parker, Yarmarly C Guerra Valero, Jeffrey Lipman, Steven Weiss, Camilla Smith, Lyndal Russell, Paul Smith, Jason A Roberts, Steven C Wallis
Through blocking the cardiac persistent sodium current, riluzole has the potential to prevent myocardial damage post cardiac bypass surgery. A sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for quantitation of riluzole and 5-methoxypsoralen in human plasma and myocardial tissue homogenate using a liquid-liquid extraction with dichloromethane. The chromatographic separation was achieved using Shimadzu Shim-pack XR-ODS III, 2.0 x 50 mm, 1.6 μm column with a gradient mobile phase comprising of methanol and ammonium acetate buffer pH 3...
June 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565944/linus-pauling-ph-d-1901-1994-from-chemical-bond-to-civilization
#7
Kenneth J Weiss
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June 1, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557249/dendritic-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-ph-stimuli-responsive-drug-delivery-of-tnf-alpha
#8
Arne Kienzle, Sven Kurch, Janine Schlöder, Carsten Berges, Robert Ose, Jonathan Schupp, Andrea Tuettenberg, Henning Weiss, Jennifer Schultze, Svenja Winzen, Meike Schinnerer, Kaloian Koynov, Markus Mezger, Nikolas K Haass, Wolfgang Tremel, Helmut Jonuleit
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic immune stimulatory cytokine and natural endotoxin that can induce necrosis and regression in solid tumors. However, systemic administration of TNF-α is not feasible due to its short half-life and acute toxicity, preventing its widespread use in cancer treatment. Dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DMSN) are used coated with a pH-responsive block copolymer gate system combining charged hyperbranched polyethylenimine and nonionic hydrophilic polyethylenglycol to encapsulate TNF-α and deliver it into various cancer cell lines and dendritic cells...
May 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509730/american-college-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-parameters-for-hemodynamic-support-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-septic-shock
#9
Alan L Davis, Joseph A Carcillo, Rajesh K Aneja, Andreas J Deymann, John C Lin, Trung C Nguyen, Regina S Okhuysen-Cawley, Monica S Relvas, Ranna A Rozenfeld, Peter W Skippen, Bonnie J Stojadinovic, Eric A Williams, Tim S Yeh, Fran Balamuth, Joe Brierley, Allan R de Caen, Ira M Cheifetz, Karen Choong, Edward Conway, Timothy Cornell, Allan Doctor, Marc-Andre Dugas, Jonathan D Feldman, Julie C Fitzgerald, Heidi R Flori, James D Fortenberry, Ana Lia Graciano, Bruce M Greenwald, Mark W Hall, Yong Yun Han, Lynn J Hernan, Jose E Irazuzta, Elizabeth Iselin, Elise W van der Jagt, Howard E Jeffries, Saraswati Kache, Chhavi Katyal, Niranjan Tex Kissoon, Alexander A Kon, Martha C Kutko, Graeme MacLaren, Timothy Maul, Renuka Mehta, Fola Odetola, Kristine Parbuoni, Raina Paul, Mark J Peters, Suchitra Ranjit, Karin E Reuter-Rice, Eduardo J Schnitzler, Halden F Scott, Adalberto Torres, Jacki Weingarten-Abrams, Scott L Weiss, Jerry J Zimmerman, Aaron L Zuckerberg
OBJECTIVES: The American College of Critical Care Medicine provided 2002 and 2007 guidelines for hemodynamic support of newborn and pediatric septic shock. Provide the 2014 update of the 2007 American College of Critical Care Medicine "Clinical Guidelines for Hemodynamic Support of Neonates and Children with Septic Shock." DESIGN: Society of Critical Care Medicine members were identified from general solicitation at Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposia (2006-2014)...
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490576/complement-c5a-functions-as-a-master-switch-for-the-ph-balance-in-neutrophils-exerting-fundamental-immunometabolic-effects
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Stephanie Denk, Miriam D Neher, David A C Messerer, Rebecca Wiegner, Bo Nilsson, Daniel Rittirsch, Kristina Nilsson-Ekdahl, Sebastian Weckbach, Anita Ignatius, Miriam Kalbitz, Florian Gebhard, Manfred E Weiss, Josef Vogt, Peter Radermacher, Jörg Köhl, John D Lambris, Markus S Huber-Lang
During sepsis, excessive activation of the complement system with generation of the anaphylatoxin C5a results in profound disturbances in crucial neutrophil functions. Moreover, because neutrophil activity is highly dependent on intracellular pH (pHi), we propose a direct mechanistic link between complement activation and neutrophil pHi In this article, we demonstrate that in vitro exposure of human neutrophils to C5a significantly increased pHi by selective activation of the sodium/hydrogen exchanger. Upstream signaling of C5a-mediated intracellular alkalinization was dependent on C5aR1, intracellular calcium, protein kinase C, and calmodulin, and downstream signaling regulated the release of antibacterial myeloperoxidase and lactoferrin...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464079/effects-of-roughage-inclusion-and-particle-size-on-digestion-and-ruminal-fermentation-characteristics-of-beef-steers
#11
C P Weiss, W W Gentry, C M Meredith, B E Meyer, N A Cole, L O Tedeschi, F T McCollum, J S Jennings
Roughage is fed in finishing diets to promote ruminal health and decrease digestive upset, but the inclusion rate is limited because of the cost per unit of energy and feed management issues. Rumination behavior of cattle may be a means to standardize roughage in beef cattle finishing diets, and increasing the particle size of roughage could modulate the ruminal environment and aid in maintaining ruminal pH. Therefore, this experiment was conducted to determine the effects of corn stalk (CS) inclusion rate and particle size in finishing diets on digestibility, rumination, and ruminal fermentation characteristics of beef steers...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453286/sugar-beet-extract-beta-vulgaris-l-as-a-new-natural-emulsifier-emulsion-formation
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Theo Ralla, Hanna Salminen, Matthias Edelmann, Corinna Dawid, Thomas Hofmann, Jochen Weiss
The interfacial and emulsion-forming properties of sugar beet extract (Beta vulgaris L.) were examined and compared to a Quillaja extract that is widely used within the food industry. We investigated the influence of extract concentration on surface activity at oil-water and air-water interfaces and on the formation of oil-in-water emulsions (10% w/w, pH 7). Sugar beet extract reduced the interfacial tension up to 38% at the oil-water interface, and the surface tension up to 33% at the air-water surface. The generated emulsions were negatively charged (ζ ≈ -46 mV) and had the smallest particle sizes (d43) of ∼1...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388526/sepsis-associated-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-potential-therapies
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REVIEW
Ryan W Morgan, Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert M Sutton, Robert A Berg
Sepsis-associated cardiac arrest is a relatively common occurrence with especially poor outcomes. Of the greater than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests that occur in the United States annually, between 30,000 and 60,000 occur in patients with underlying sepsis. These patients are less likely to survive than cardiac arrest victims without sepsis. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology of sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults and children, the relevant physiology responsible for its pathogenesis and poor outcomes, and potential therapeutic interventions based on this pathophysiology...
August 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290297/continuous-production-of-core-shell-protein-nanoparticles-by-antisolvent-precipitation-using-dual-channel-microfluidization-caseinate-coated-zein-nanoparticles
#14
Sandra Ebert, Charmaine K W Koo, Jochen Weiss, David Julian McClements
Antisolvent precipitation is commonly used to fabricate protein nanoparticles using a simple batch method that involves injecting a protein-solvent mixture into an antisolvent. In this study, the potential of producing core-shell protein nanoparticles by antisolvent precipitation using a continuous dual-channel microfluidization method was investigated. The solvent phase (zein in ethanol) and antisolvent phase (casein in water) were made to impinge on each other at high velocity, which generates intense shear, turbulent, and cavitation forces that ensure thorough mixing and breakup of the phases...
February 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290225/influence-of-protein-fold-stability-on-immunogenicity-and-its-implications-for-vaccine-design
#15
REVIEW
Sandra Scheiblhofer, Josef Laimer, Yoan Machado, Richard Weiss, Josef Thalhamer
In modern vaccinology and immunotherapy, recombinant proteins more and more replace whole organisms to induce protective or curative immune responses. Structural stability of proteins is of crucial importance for efficient presentation of antigenic peptides on MHC, which plays a decisive role for triggering strong immune reactions. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss structural stability as a key factor for modulating the potency of recombinant vaccines and its importance for antigen proteolysis, presentation, and stimulation of B and T cells...
May 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260836/organic-to-aqueous-phase-transfer-of-cadmium-chalcogenide-quantum-dots-using-a-sulfur-free-ligand-for-enhanced-photoluminescence-and-oxidative-stability
#16
Raul Calzada, Christopher M Thompson, Dana E Westmoreland, Kedy Edme, Emily A Weiss
This paper describes a procedure for transferring colloidal CdS and CdSe quantum dots (QDs) from organic solvents to water by exchanging their native hydrophobic ligands for phosphonopropionic acid (PPA) ligands, which bind to the QD surface through the phosphonate group. This method, which uses dimethylformamide as an intermediate transfer solvent, was developed in order to produce high-quality water soluble QDs with neither a sulfur-containing ligand nor a polymer encapsulation layer, both of which have disadvantages in applications of QDs to photocatalysis and biological imaging...
September 27, 2016: Chemistry of Materials: a Publication of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193355/a-paper-based-nanomodified-electrochemical-biosensor-for-ethanol-detection-in-beers
#17
Stefano Cinti, Mattia Basso, Danila Moscone, Fabiana Arduini
Herein, we report the first example of a paper-based screen-printed biosensor for the detection of ethanol in beer samples. Common office paper was adopted to fabricate the analytical device. The properties of this paper-based screen-printed electrode (SPE) were investigated by cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, and they were compared with the well-established polyester-based SPEs as well. Paper demonstrated similar properties when compared with polyester, highlighting suitability towards its utilization in sensor development, with the advantages of low cost and simple disposal by incineration...
April 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179545/a-sterilizable-biocompatible-tropoelastin-surface-coating-immobilized-by-energetic-ion-activation
#18
Giselle C Yeo, Alexey Kondyurin, Elena Kosobrodova, Anthony S Weiss, Marcela M M Bilek
Biomimetic materials which integrate with surrounding tissues and regulate new tissue formation are attractive for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Plasma immersion ion-implanted (PIII) polyethersulfone (PES) provides an excellent platform for the irreversible immobilization of bioactive proteins and peptides. PIII treatment significantly improves PES wettability and results in the formation of acidic groups on the PES surface, with the highest concentration observed at 40-80 s of PIII treatment...
February 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148786/neurovirulent-murine-coronavirus-jhm-sd-uses-cellular-zinc-metalloproteases-for-virus-entry-and-cell-cell-fusion
#19
Judith M Phillips, Tom Gallagher, Susan R Weiss
The coronavirus (CoV) S protein requires cleavage by host cell proteases to mediate virus-cell and cell-cell fusion. Many strains of the murine coronavirus mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) have distinct, S-dependent organ and tissue tropisms despite using a common receptor, suggesting that they employ different cellular proteases for fusion. In support of this hypothesis, we found that inhibition of endosomal acidification only modestly decreased entry, and overexpression of the cell surface protease TMPRSS2 greatly enhanced entry, of the highly neurovirulent MHV strain JHM...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122278/detailed-nmr-investigation-of-cyclodextrin-perfluorinated-surfactant-interactions-in-aqueous-media
#20
Mary Jo Weiss-Errico, Kevin E O'Shea
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are contaminants of serious concern because of their toxicological properties, widespread presence in drinking water sources, and incredible stability in the environment. To assess the potential application of α-, β-, and γ-cyclodextrins for PFC remediation, we investigated their complexation with linear fluorinated carboxylic acids, sulfonates, and a sulfonamide with carbon backbones ranging from C4-C9. (19)F Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy studies demonstrated β-CD formed the strongest complexes with these PFCs...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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