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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778029/late-onset-childhood-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-early-clinical-and-electroencephalographic-markers
#1
Lucas Beltrán, Gabriela Reyes Valenzuela, Mariana Loos, Rodrigo Vargas, Rafael Lizama, Pablo Spinsanti, Roberto Caraballo
PURPOSE: The objective of the study was to describe the initial clinical and electroencephalographic findings in children with late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (LINCL). METHOD: The clinical charts of 35 patients seen between 1990 and 2016 were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 (G1) consisting of 12 patients with NCL type 2 (CLN2) disease confirmed by enzymatic activity in dried blood spots on filter paper and/or genetic studies, and Group 2 (G2) consisting of 23 patients with a diagnosis of LINCL based on pathology studies by muscle biopsy...
May 15, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778025/combined-different-dehydration-pretreatments-and-torrefaction-to-upgrade-fuel-properties-of-hybrid-pennisetum-pennisetum-americanum-%C3%A3-p-purpureum
#2
Yan Yu, Guanghui Wang, Xiaopeng Bai, Jude Liu, Decheng Wang, Zhiqin Wang
Different dehydrating methods combined with torrefaction were investigated to find the underlying mechanism that how dehydration process influence the degree of hornification. Hybrid pennisetum was selected as the experiment material. Oven-dried sample (ODS), crushed dried sample (CDS), and sun-cured dried sample (SDS) were torrefied under the temperature of 275 °C and 300 °C with the duration time of 60 min. The results showed that, changes in elevated carbon content and higher heating value (HHV) and reduced oxygen content of SDS were the most obvious under identical torrefaction conditions...
May 16, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777773/progress-in-formulation-development-and-sterilisation-of-freeze-dried-oligodeoxynucleotide-loaded-gelatine-nanoparticles
#3
Katharina J Geh, Madlen Hubert, Gerhard Winter
Oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN)-loaded gelatine nanoparticles (GNPs) have proven their outstanding potential in the treatment of allergic diseases such as equine asthma and canine atopic dermatitis, which are appropriate models for the corresponding human diseases. To encourage the development of a marketable product, long term stability and sterility needs to be ensured. In this work, we aimed to advance freeze-drying options to stabilise ODN-loaded GNPs. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry time-of-flight was implemented as a versatile tool to assess ODN stability...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777772/improving-maraviroc-oral-bioavailability-by-formation-of-solid-drug-nanoparticles
#4
Alison C Savage, Lee M Tatham, Marco Siccardi, Trevor Scott, Manoli Vourvahis, Andrew Clark, Steve P Rannard, Andrew Owen
Oral drug administration remains the preferred approach for treatment of HIV in most patients. Maraviroc (MVC) is the first in class co-receptor antagonist, which blocks HIV entry into host cells. MVC has an oral bioavailability of approximately 33%, which is limited by poor permeability as well as affinity for CYP3A and several drug transporters. While once-daily doses are now the favoured option for HIV therapy, dose-limiting postural hypotension has been of theoretical concern when administering doses high enough to achieve this for MVC (particularly during coadministration of enzyme inhibitors)...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776453/dye-residue-analysis-in-raw-and-processed-aquaculture-products-matrix-extension-of-aoac-international-official-method-%C3%A2-2012-25
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Wendy C Andersen, Christine R Casey, Tara J Nickel, Susan L Young, Sherri B Turnipseed
Background : Triphenylmethane dyes and metabolites are known or suspected mutagens and areprohibited in animals intended for human consumption. Despite toxicity, triphenylmethane dyes are used illegally as inexpensive treatments for fungal and parasite infections in aquatic animals. Objective: AOAC INTERNTIONAL Official Method ℠ 2012.25 for the LC-MS/MS determination of malachite green, crystal violet, brilliant green, and metabolites leucomalachite green and leucocrystal violet in seafood products was previously validated for finfish (trout, salmon, catfish, and tilapia) and shrimp, but had not been fully validated for other types of aquacultured products such as eel, molluscan shellfish, or frog or for processed seafoods...
May 18, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775811/determination-of-docetaxel-in-dried-blood-spots-by-lc-ms-ms-method-development-validation-and-clinical-application
#6
S Raymundo, V V Muller, N B Andriguetti, M Tegner, A C Artmann, H M Kluck, M A Franzoi, R M M Vilela, G Schwartsmann, R Linden, M V Antunes
In this study, a LC-MS/MS method for the measurement of docetaxel in Dried Blood Spots (DBS) samples was developed and validated. Docetaxel was extracted from 8 mm DBS punch with a mixture of methanol and acetonitrile (9:1, v/v). The chromatographic separation occurred in an Acquity® C18 column (150 × 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) eluted with a mixture of water and acetonitrile plus 0.1% formic acid (45:55, v/v). Total analytical run time was 7 min. The method was linear from 50 to 3000 ng ml-1 . Precision assays showed CV% < 9...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775707/in-vitro-digestibility-of-normal-and-waxy-corn-starch-is-modified-by-the-addition-of-tween-80
#7
E J Vernon-Carter, J Alvarez-Ramirez, L A Bello-Perez, A Garcia-Hernandez, C Roldan-Cruz, S Garcia-Diaz
Aqueous dispersions of normal and waxy corn starch (3% w/w) were mixed with Tween 80 (0, 7.5, 15, 22.5 and 30 g/100 g of starch), and gelatinized (90 °C, 20 min). Optical microscopy of the gelatinized starch dispersions (GSDx ; x = Tween 80 concentration) revealed that the microstructure was characterized by a continuous phase of leached amylose and amylopectin entangled chains, and a dispersed phase of insoluble remnants, called ghosts, on whose surface small granules were observed, imputed to Tween 80...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775684/virulence-determinants-biofilm-production-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-staphylococcus-aureus-causing-device-associated-infections-in-a-tunisian-hospital
#8
I Mesrati, M Saidani, M Jemili, S Ferjeni, A Slim, I Boutiba-Ben Boubaker
Staphylococcus aureus is clinically relevant pathogen that cause device-related infections driven by several virulence factors. In this study we characterize S. aureus isolates involved in medical device-related infections in Tunisian patients. Forty consecutive S. aureus strains causing device-related infections (DRI group) and 47 randomly selected S. aureus strains causing non-device-related infections (NDRI group) were collected. All strains were phenotypically screened for antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm forming ability...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775665/use-of-computational-fluid-dynamics-for-improving-freeze-dryers-design-and-process-understanding-part-1-modelling-the-lyophilisation-chamber
#9
Antonello A Barresi, Valeria Rasetto, Daniele L Marchisio
This manuscript shows how computational models, mainly based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), can be used to simulate different parts of an industrial freeze-drying equipment and to properly design them; in particular, the freeze-dryer chamber and the duct connecting the chamber with the condenser, with the valves and vanes eventually present are analysed in this work. In Part 1, it will be shown how CFD can be employed to improve specific designs, to perform geometry optimization, to evaluate different design choices and how it is useful to evaluate the effect on product drying and batch variance...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775655/confocal-raman-microspectroscopy-as-an-alternative-to-differential-scanning-calorimetry-to-detect-the-impact-of-emulsifiers-and-formulations-on-stratum-corneum-lipid-conformation
#10
Ziwei Zhang, Dominique Jasmin Lunter
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of emulsifiers and formulations on stratum corneum (SC) lipid conformation and evaluate confocal Raman microspectroscopy (CRM) as an alternative method to differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in this research context. To this end, four different formulations were used: three conventional creams that contained ionic and/or non-ionic emulsifiers and one surfactants-free emulsion stabilized by a polymeric emulsifier. Additionally, all emulsifiers were tested in aqueous solutions/dispersions in the respective concentrations as present in the formulations...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775544/recovery-of-glucose-from-dried-distiller-s-grain-with-solubles-using-combinations-of-solid-state-fermentation-and-insect-culture
#11
Timothy Howdeshell, Takuji Tanaka
A bioethanol byproduct (dried distiller's grains with solubles; DDGS) contains a high cellulose and starch. We hypothesized combinations of solid-state fermentation (SSF) and digestion by black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens) could increase the recovery of glucose from this byproduct through concentrating and loosening cellulose matrix by their activities. DDGS was individually fermented with Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichoderma koningii, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, or Lactobacillus plantarum...
May 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775432/estimating-usual-dietary-in-take-from-national-health-and-nut-rition-examination-survey-data-using-the-national-cancer-institute-method
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Kristen A Herrick, Lauren M Rossen, Ruth Parsons, Kevin W Dodd
Dietary recommendations are intended to be met based on dietary intake over long periods, as associations between diet and health result from habitual intake, not a single eating occasion or day of intake. Measuring usual intake directly is impractical for large population-based surveys due to the respondent burden associated with reporting habitual intake over longer periods. Therefore, analytical techniques were developed to estimate usual intake using as few as 2 days of 24-hour dietary recall data. With National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, this report demonstrates how to estimate usual intake using the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...
February 2018: Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, Data Evaluation and Methods Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775140/estimation-of-the-characteristics-with-hydrothermal-carbonisation-temperature-on-poultry-slaughterhouse-wastes
#13
Ho Kim, Seong Kuk Han, Eunhye Song, Seyong Park
This study is an assessment of the hydrothermal carbonisation of poultry slaughterhouse wastes sludge for the solid recovered fuel. The effects of hydrothermal carbonisation were evaluated by varying the reaction temperatures in the range of 170 °C-220 °C. After hydrothermal carbonisation was completed, the capillary suction time, time to filter, and particle size decreased by ranges of 170.4 to 25.9 s, 40 to 7.0 s, and 220 to 98 um, respectively, with increasing hydrothermal carbonisation temperature...
May 1, 2018: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775050/modulation-of-macrophage-phenotype-by-biodegradable-polyurethane-nanoparticles-the-possible-relation-between-macrophage-polarization-and-immune-response-of-nanoparticles
#14
Yen-Jang Huang, Kun-Che Hung, Huey-Shan Hung, Shan-Hui Hsu
Nanomaterials with surface functionalized by different chemical groups can either provoke or attenuate the immune responses of the nanomaterials, which is critical to their biomedical efficacies. In this study we demonstrate that synthetic waterborne polyurethane nanoparticles (PU NPs) can inhibit the macrophage polarization towards the M1 phenotype, but not M2 phenotype. The surface-functionalized PU NPs decrease the secretion levels of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-1β) for M1 macrophages. Specifically, PU NPs with carboxyl groups on the surface exhibit a greater extent of inhibition on M1 polarization than those with amine groups...
May 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774957/progress-and-challenges-in-consolidating-the-management-of-amazonian-protected-areas-and-indigenous-territories
#15
Raymond E Gullison, Jared Hardner
Achieving the effective management of all existing protected areas and indigenous territories in the Amazon Biome may be needed to avoid a deforestation "tipping point" beyond which regional climatic feedbacks and global climate change interact to catalyze irreversible drying and savannization of large portions of the biome. However, the time and money required to consolidate the effective management of all types of protected sites in the Amazon is still poorly understood. At present, protected areas and indigenous territories cover 45...
May 18, 2018: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774753/zn-2-loaded-cellulose-beads-stabilized-by-chitosan-and-prepared-via-freeze-drying-for-removing-human-testosterone-in-plasma
#16
Huibin Yu, Hongqin Ke, Tu Chen, Xing Li, Shenglong Tan, Lei Zhou, Shenqi Wang
Hemoperfusion using metal ion affinity adsorbent is a promising method to remove human testosterone in plasma. Due to the leakage of metal ion from the adsorbents, there is no metal ion affinity adsorbent for hemoperfusion. In this study, chitosan was used to coat the adsorbent for preventing the leakage of Zn2+ loaded. Meanwhile, freeze-drying method was used to enhance adsorption capacity of Zn2+ -loaded cellulose beads for testosterone. The results indicate that after the adsorbent was coated by 0.02% chitosan solution, the highest adsorption percentage reached 48%, during adsorption, the Zn2+ concentration in plasma did not increase; the adsorption capacity of the adsorbent can be significantly enhanced by freeze-drying...
May 18, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773904/methanol-fixed-fibroblasts-serve-as-feeder-cells-to-maintain-stem-cells-in-the-pluripotent-state-in-vitro
#17
Yahui Ren, Ziyu Ma, Tong Yu, Min Ling, Huayan Wang
Preparation of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cells to maintain pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is time consuming and involved in animal issues. Here, we demonstrated a novel method to prepare feeder cells with high efficiency, timesaving, and low costs. MEFs in 3 × 104 cell/cm2 were fixed by methanol for 5 min and air drying for 5 min. Thereafter, the methanol fixed MEF cells (MT-MEF) were able to be used directly to culture PSCs or stored at room temperature for the future usage. PSCs cultured on MT-MEF could be continuously expanded for over 40 passages with the naïve pluripotency...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773783/cholesteryl-ester-storage-disease-fatal-outcome-without-causal-therapy-in-a-female-patient-with-the-preventable-sequelae-of-progressive-liver-disease-after-many-years-of-mild-symptoms
#18
Ali Canbay, Meike N Müller, Stathis Philippou, Guido Gerken, Andreas Tromm
BACKGROUND Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD), also known as lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), is a rare autosomal-recessive inheritable lysosomal storage disease. Since 2015, a causal treatment with sebelipase alfa, which replaces the missing LAL enzyme, has been approved. We report a fatal course of LAL-D in a female patient. CASE REPORT In 1979, CESD was first diagnosed in a 13-year-old female with marked hepatomegaly. At that time, no specific treatment for CESD was available and the spontaneous course of the disease had to be awaited...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773388/a-unique-polysaccharide-containing-3-o-methylarabinose-and-3-o-methylgalactose-from-tinospora-sinensis
#19
Shipra Nagar, Andreas Hensel, Petra Mischnick, Vineet Kumar
Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is of great therapeutic significance in Indian traditional medicine. Crude polysaccharides were isolated from methanol pre-extracted stems of dried material by successive extractions with cold water, hot water and NaOH (0.25 mol/L) in 0.98, 0.55 and 0.70 % yields respectively. Cold water soluble polysaccharides (CWSP) were purified and fractionated by ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-Sephacel. Neutral polysaccharides were further fractionated on Sepharose CL6B to yield three fractions TW1, TW2, TW3...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773379/production-of-nanofibrillated-cellulose-with-superior-water-redispersibility-from-lime-residues-via-a-chemical-free-process
#20
Saranya Jongaroontaprangsee, Naphaporn Chiewchan, Sakamon Devahastin
Water removal during drying of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) generally results in the formation of hydrogen bonds between fibers, leading to irreversible fiber agglomeration and hence their poor water redispersibility. The feasibility of using lime residues after juice extraction to produce dried NFC possessing superior redispersibility was here investigated. After autoclaving at 110-130 °C for 2 h, high-shear homogenization at 3800 × g for 15 min and high-pressure homogenization at 40 MPa for 5 passes, NFC having the diameters of 5-28 nm and crystallinity index of 44-46% could be obtained...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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