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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433944/evaluation-of-vaccinal-effectiveness-of-preparations-containing-membrane-antigens-of-leishmania-l-amazonensis-in-experimental-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-model
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João G Ribeiro, Amália S Ferreira, Sharon R A Macedo, Norton R D L P Rossi, Mayara C P da Silva, Rosane N M Guerra, Neuza B de Barros, Roberto Nicolete
American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) is considered a neglected disease, for which an effective vaccine or an efficient diagnosis is not yet available and whose chemotherapeutic arsenal is threatened by the emergence of resistance by etiological agents such as Leishmania amazonensis. ATL is endemic in poor countries and has a high incidence in Brazil. Vaccines developed from native parasite fractions have led to the identification of defined antigenic subunits and the development of vaccine adjuvant technology...
April 20, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433912/achieving-partial-denitrification-through-control-of-biofilm-structure-during-biofilm-growth-in-denitrifying-biofilter
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Bin Cui, Xiuhong Liu, Qing Yang, Jianmin Li, Xueyang Zhou, Yongzhen Peng
Partial denitrification was one of most effective ways to provide nitrite for annamox; whereas very limited research has been done to achieve nitrite accumulation in biofilm system. In this study, partial denitrification was studied in a lab-scale denitrifying biofilter (DNBF). The results showed biofilm structure variations caused the differences between nitrate specific reduction rate (NaSRR) and nitrite specific reduction rate (NiSRR), which led to nitrite accumulation in different degree at different biofilm formation phases...
April 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433911/enhanced-nitrogen-removal-by-membrane-aerated-nitritation-anammox-in-a-bioelectrochemical-system
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Yuli Yang, Xiaojin Li, Xiaoli Yang, Zhen He
A bioelectrochemical system (BES) containing membrane-aerated nitritation-anammox in its cathode has been developed for enhancing nitrogen removal. Long-term performance and microbial community structure were investigated. The BES using loop operation and external voltage achieved the highest total nitrogen removal efficiency of 94.8±7.7%, and COD removal of 98.2±3.3% at hydraulic retention time of 60h and the lumen pressure of 10psi. The energy consumption of the system was 0.90kWhkgN(-1) or 0.38kWhkg COD(-1)...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433563/aryl-thiosemicarbazones-in-vitro-and-immunomodulatory-activities-against-l-amazonensis
#4
Aline Caroline da Silva, Thiago André Ramos Dos Santos, Isis Viviane Bezerra da Silva, Marcos Victor Gregório de Oliveira, Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira, Ana Cristina Lima Leite, Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira
Leishmaniasis is an infection caused by different species of Leishmania genus. Currently, there is no vaccine available for Leishmania infections in humans and conventional treatments are limited due to side effects. Therefore, the development of new antileishmanial drugs is an urgent need. In present study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity in host cells, leishmanicidal activity and immunomodulatory potential of seven aryl thiosemicarbazones. Host cell cytotoxicity was determined in peritoneal macrophages of BALB/c mouse, antiparasitic activity was determined against promastigotes and amastigotes of WHOM/00LTB 0016 strain of L...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433142/enhanced-degradation-of-chitosan-by-applying-plasma-treatment-in-combination-with-oxidizing-agents-for-potential-use-as-an-anticancer-agent
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Chayanaphat Chokradjaroen, Ratana Rujiravanit, Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Sewan Theeramunkong, Nagahiro Saito, Kazuko Yamashita, Ryuichi Arakawa
Solution plasma (SP) treatment in combination with oxidizing agents, i.e., hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), potassium persulfate (K2S2O8) and sodium nitrite (NaNO2) were adopted to chitosan degradation in order to achieve fast degradation rate, low chemicals used and high yield of low-molecular-weight chitosan and chitooligosaccharide (COS). Among the studied oxidizing agents, H2O2 was found to be the best choice in terms of appreciable molecular weight reduction without major change in chemical structure of the degraded products of chitosan...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429398/efficacy-of-passive-sampler-collection-for-atmospheric-no2-isotopes-under-simulated-environmental-conditions
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Justin G Coughlin, Zhongjie Yu, Emily M Elliott
RATIONALE: Nitrogen oxides or NOx (NOx  = NO + NO2 ) play an important role in air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and climate. The isotopic compositions of anthropogenic and natural NO2 sources are wide-ranging, and they can be used to constrain sources of ambient NO2 and associated atmospheric deposition of nitrogen compounds. While passive sample collection of NO2 isotopes has been used in field studies to determine NOx source influences on atmospheric deposition, this approach has not been evaluated for accuracy or precision under different environmental conditions...
April 20, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429309/%C3%AE-ketoadipic-acid-and-%C3%AE-aminoadipic-acid-cause-disturbance-of-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-and-induction-of-oxidative-stress-in-vitro-in-brain-of-adolescent-rats
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Janaína Camacho da Silva, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Cristiane Cecatto, Alessandro Wajner, Kálita Dos Santos Godoy, Rafael Teixeira Ribeiro, Aline de Mello Gonçalves, Ângela Zanatta, Mateus Struecker da Rosa, Samanta Oliveira Loureiro, Carmen Regla Vargas, Guilhian Leipnitz, Diogo Onofre Gomes de Souza, Moacir Wajner
Tissue accumulation of α-ketoadipic (KAA) and α-aminoadipic (AAA) acids is the biochemical hallmark of α-ketoadipic aciduria. This inborn error of metabolism is currently considered a biochemical phenotype with uncertain clinical significance. Considering that KAA and AAA are structurally similar to α-ketoglutarate and glutamate, respectively, we investigated the in vitro effects of these compounds on glutamatergic neurotransmission in the brain of adolescent rats. Bioenergetics and redox homeostasis were also investigated because they represent fundamental systems for brain development and functioning...
April 20, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428981/correction-for-gonzalez-et-al-migraines-are-correlated-with-higher-levels-of-nitrate-nitrite-and-nitric-oxide-reducing-oral-microbes-in-the-american-gut-project-cohort
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Antonio Gonzalez, Embriette Hyde, Naseer Sangwan, Jack A Gilbert, Erik Viirre, Rob Knight
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00105-16.].
March 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428778/evidence-for-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-in-staphylococcus-xylosus-mediating-nitrosoheme-formation
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Geoffrey Ras, Véronique Zuliani, Patrick Derkx, Tim M Seibert, Sabine Leroy, Régine Talon
Staphylococcus xylosus is used as a starter culture in fermented meat products and contributes to color formation by the reduction of nitrate to nitrite. Nitrite is a food additive that is chemically turned to nitric oxide (NO) in meat but its safety has been questioned. The objective of this study was to determine the ability of NO synthase (NOS) of S. xylosus C2a to produce NO. For this purpose, a nos deletion mutant (Δnos) in S. xylosus was constructed and NO production was evaluated in a test based on its ability to form nitrosomyoglobin and nitrosoheme...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428000/selected-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-antenatal-diagnosis-as-11-14-gestational-weeks
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Marek Pietryga, Piotr Dydowicz, Kinga Toboła, Marta Napierała, Izabela Miechowicz, Anna Gąsiorowska, Maciej Brązert, Ewa Florek
The primary objective in modern obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis is to predict risks of congenital abnormalities. The aim of the research was to assess the correlation between selected oxidative stress biomarkers with the risk of foetal chromosomal aberration evaluated at the first trimester screening. A series of studies show that balanced free radical activity and oxidative homeostasis are essential for proper bodily growth and function. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be one of the factors associated with disruption of cell cycle and tissue development, thus leading to developmental abnormalities...
April 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427398/euphorbia-dracunculoides-l-abrogates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-and-dna-damage-in-rats
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Riffat Batool, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Muhammad Majid
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of Euphorbia dracunculoides of family Euphorbiaceae during previous studies had established the in vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. The plant is used by the local communities of Pakistan for various disorders including rheumatism and edema. In this investigation we have evaluated the hepatoprotective effects against CCl4 induced toxicity in rat. METHODS: Dry powder of the aerial parts of E. dracunculoides was extracted with 95% methanol to get the extract (EDME)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426987/a-review-on-nitrous-oxide-n2o-emissions-during-biological-nutrient-removal-from-municipal-wastewater-and-sludge-reject-water
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REVIEW
Theoni Maria Massara, Simos Malamis, Albert Guisasola, Juan Antonio Baeza, Constantinos Noutsopoulos, Evina Katsou
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important pollutant which is emitted during the biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes of wastewater treatment. Since it has a greenhouse effect which is 265 times higher than carbon dioxide, even relatively small amounts can result in a significant carbon footprint. Biological nitrogen (N) removal conventionally occurs with nitrification/denitrification, yet also through advanced processes such as nitritation/denitritation and completely autotrophic N-removal. The microbial pathways leading to the N2O emission include hydroxylamine oxidation and nitrifier denitrification, both activated by ammonia oxidizing bacteria, and heterotrophic denitrification...
April 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424678/microbial-and-isotopic-evidence-for-methane-cycling-in-hydrocarbon-containing-groundwater-from-the-pennsylvania-region
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Adrien Vigneron, Andrew Bishop, Eric B Alsop, Kellie Hull, Ileana Rhodes, Robert Hendricks, Ian M Head, Nicolas Tsesmetzis
The Pennsylvania region hosts numerous oil and gas reservoirs and the presence of hydrocarbons in groundwater has been locally observed. However, these methane-containing freshwater ecosystems remain poorly explored despite their potential importance in the carbon cycle. Methane isotope analysis and analysis of low molecular weight hydrocarbon gases from 18 water wells indicated that active methane cycling may be occurring in methane-containing groundwater from the Pennsylvania region. Consistent with this observation, multigenic qPCR and gene sequencing (16S rRNA genes, mcrA, and pmoA genes) indicated abundant populations of methanogens, ANME-2d (average of 1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422664/diaper-embedded-urinary-tract-infection-monitoring-sensor-module-powered-by-urine-activated-batteries
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Weeseong Seo, Wuyang Yu, Tianlin Tan, Babak Ziaie, Byunghoo Jung
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in humans. UTI is easily treatable using antibiotics if identified in early stage. However, without early identification and treatment, UTI can be a major source of serious complications in geriatric patients, in particular, those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Also, for infants who have difficulty in describing their symptoms, UTI may lead to serious development of the disease making early identification of UTI crucial. In this paper, we present a diaper-embedded, wireless, self-powered, and autonomous UTI monitoring sensor module that allows an early detection of UTI with minimal effort...
April 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422539/the-effect-of-nitrate-supplementation-on-cycling-performance-in-the-heat-in-well-trained-cyclists
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Joseph A McQuillan, Julia R Casadio, Deborah K Dulson, Paul B Laursen, Andrew E Kilding
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of NO3(-) consumption on measures of perception, thermoregulation and cycling performance in hot conditions. METHODS: Using a randomised, double-blind, crossover-design, 8 well-trained cyclists (mean ± SD: age: 25 ± 8 y, V̇O2peak: 64 ± 5 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1)) performed 2 separate trials, in hot (35°C, 60% relative humidity) environments, having ingested either 140 ml NO3(-)-rich beetroot juice ~8 mmol NO3(-) (NIT), or placebo (PLA), daily for 3-days with a 7-day washout period separating trials...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422487/stepwise-deoxygenation-of-nitrite-as-a-route-to-two-families-of-ruthenium-corroles-group-8-periodic-trends-and-relativistic-effects
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Abraham B Alemayehu, Hugo Vazquez-Lima, Kevin J Gagnon, Abhik Ghosh
Given the many applications of ruthenium porphyrins, the rarity of ruthenium corroles and the underdeveloped state of their chemistry are clearly indicative of an area ripe for significant breakthroughs. The tendency of ruthenium corroles to form unreactive metal-metal-bonded dimers has been recognized as a key impediment in this area. Herein, by exposing free-base meso-tris(p-X-phenyl)corroles, H3[TpXPC] (X = CF3, H, Me, and OMe), and [Ru(COD)Cl2]x in refluxing 2-methoxyethanol to nitrite, we have been able to reliably intercept the series Ru[TpXPC](NO) in a matter of seconds to minutes and subsequently Ru(VI)[TpXPC](N), the products of a second deoxygenation, over some 16 h...
April 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422374/significant-curative-functions-of-the-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-methotrexate-induced-kidney-and-liver-injuries-in-rats
#17
Amany M Gad, Wedad A Hassan, Ebtehal Mohammad Fikry
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) curative effects on methotrexate (MTX)-induced kidney and liver injuries remain elusive. Therefore, rats were divided into five groups, rats received MTX orally (14 mg/kg) as a single dose/week for 2 weeks, groups 3 and 4 were injected once with 2 × 10(6) cells bone marrow MSCs and adipose-derived MSCs, respectively. The last group administered dexamethasone (DEX) (0.5 mg/kg, p.o) for 7 days. MTX caused marked increase in malondialdehyde and nitrite/nitrate concentrations...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421522/individual-and-combined-inhibition-of-phenol-and-thiocyanate-on-microbial-activity-of-partial-nitritation
#18
Qiong Guo, Zhi-Jian Shi, Chen-Chen Yang, Mei Huang, Jia-Li Xu, Yi-Qun Xu, Wei-Min Ni, Ren-Cun Jin
This study evaluated the individual and interactive effect of phenol and thiocyanate (SCN(-)) on partial nitritation (PN) activity using batch test and response surface methodology. The IC50 of phenol and SCN(-) on PN sludge were 5.6 and 351 mg L(-1), respectively. The PN sludge was insensitive to phenol and SCN(-) at levels lower than 1.77 and 43.3 mg L(-1), respectively. A regression model equation was developed and validated to predict the relative specific respiration rate (RSRR) of PN sludge exposed to different phenol and SCN(-) concentrations...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421249/co-effects-of-pyrene-and-nitrate-on-the-activity-and-abundance-of-soil-denitrifiers-under-anaerobic-condition
#19
Zhi-Feng Zhou, Yan-Hong Yao, Ming-Xia Wang, Xiao-Hu Zuo
It has previously been confirmed that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) could be degraded by soil microbes coupling with denitrification, but the relationships among soil denitrifiers, PAHs, and nitrate under obligate anaerobic condition are still unclear. Here, co-effects of pyrene and nitrate on the activity and abundance of soil denitrifiers were investigated through a 45-day incubation experiment. Two groups of soil treatments with (N30) and without (N0) nitrate (30 mg kg(-1) dry soil) amendment were conducted, and each group contained three treatments with different pyrene concentrations (0, 30, and 60 mg kg(-1) dry soil denoted as P0, P30, and P60, respectively)...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418377/the-magnaporthe-oryzae-nitrooxidative-stress-response-suppresses-rice-innate-immunity-during-blast-disease
#20
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, David Hartline, Janet D Wright, Christian Elowsky, Travis J Bourret, Richard A Wilson
Understanding how microorganisms manipulate plant innate immunity and colonize host cells is a major goal of plant pathology. Here, we report that the fungal nitrooxidative stress response suppresses host defences to facilitate the growth and development of the important rice pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae in leaf cells. Nitronate monooxygenases encoded by NMO genes catalyse the oxidative denitrification of nitroalkanes. We show that the M. oryzae NMO2 gene is required for mitigating damaging lipid nitration under nitrooxidative stress conditions and, consequently, for using nitrate and nitrite as nitrogen sources...
April 18, 2017: Nature Microbiology
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