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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786859/synergistic-effects-of-abiotic-stresses-in-plants-a-case-study-of-nitrogen-limitation-and-saturating-light-intensity-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Itay Cohen, Tal Rapaport, Vered Chalifa-Caspi, Shimon Rachmilevitch
Under natural conditions, plants are regularly exposed to combinations of stress factors. A common example is the conjunction between nitrogen (N) deficiency and excess light. The combined effect of stress factors is often ignored in studies using controlled conditions, possibly resulting in misleading conclusions. To address this issue, the current study examined the physiological behavior of Arabidopsis thaliana under the effect of varying nitrogen levels and light intensities. The joint influence of low N and excess light had an adverse effect on plant growth, chlorophyll and anthocyanin concentrations, photochemical capacity, and the abundance of proteins involved in carbon assimilation and anti-oxidative metabolism...
May 22, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786164/air-activated-self-decontaminating-polydicyclopentadiene-polyhipe-foams-for-rapid-decontamination-of-chemical-warfare-agents
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Christopher L McGann, Grant C Daniels, Spencer L Giles, Robert B Balow, Jorge L Miranda-Zayas, Jeffrey G Lundin, James H Wynne
The threat of chemical warfare agents (CWA) compels research into novel self-decontaminating materials (SDM) for the continued safety of first-responders, civilians, and active service personnel. The capacity to actively detoxify, as opposed to merely sequester, offending agents under typical environmental conditions defines the added value of SDMs in comparison to traditional adsorptive materials. Porous polymers, synthesized via the high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) templating, provide a facile fabrication method for materials with permeable open cellular structures that may serve in air filtration applications...
May 22, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785918/proteomic-analysis-of-the-effects-of-lutein-on-mammary-gland-metabolism-in-dairy-cows
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Caihong Wang, Chong Wang, Jianxin Liu, Hongyun Liu
The aim of the research reported in this Research Communication was to identify differentially expressed proteins in dairy cows with normal and lutein diet and to elucidate the mechanisms of lutein-induced effects on bovine mammary gland metabolism using a comparative proteomic approach. Thirty-three differentially expressed proteins were identified from mammary gland of control diet-fed and lutein diet-fed dairy cows. Among these proteins, 15 were upregulated and 18 were downregulated in the lutein group. Functional analysis of the differentially expressed proteins showed that increased blood flow, depressed glycolysis, enhanced lactose anabolism, decreased fatty acid oxidation and up-regulated beta lactoglobulin expression were connected with lutein addition...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785852/syntheses-of-gibberellins-a-15-and-a-24-the-key-metabolites-in-gibberellin-biosynthesis
#4
David J-Y D Bon, Lewis Norman Mander, Ping Lan
Gibberellins (GAs) are essential phytohormones involved in numerous aspects of plant growth and development. Notably, the biochemistry and genetics of GA biosynthesis which is associated with their endogenous regulation has been largely resolved, however, a crucial unsolved question remains: the precise mechanism of the stepwise oxidation and subsequent removal of C-20 from C20-precursors leading to bioactive C19 gibberellins is still unresolved. In order to satisfy numerous requests from biologists, practical preparations of certain GAs that were isolated in miniscule quantities are highly demanded...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785851/a-red-emitting-fluorescent-probe-for-detection-of-%C3%AE-glutamyltranspeptidase-and-its-application-of-real-time-imaging-under-oxidative-stress-in-cells-and-in-vivo
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Feiyan Liu, Zhen Wang, Wenli Wang, Jian-Guang Luo, Lingyi Kong
γ-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) plays critical roles in regulating various physiological/pathophysiological processes including the intracellular redox homeostasis. However, an effective fluorescent probe for dissecting the relationships between GGT and oxidative stress in vivo remains largely unexplored. Herein, we present a light-up fluorescent probe (DCDHF-Glu) with long wavelength emission (613 nm) for the highly sensitive and selective detection of GGT using dicyanomethylenedihydrofuran derivative as the fluorescent reporter and γ-glutamyl group as the enzyme-active trigger...
May 22, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785597/removal-of-methylene-blue-dye-from-aqueous-solution-using-immobilized-agrobacterium-fabrum-biomass-along-with-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-biosorbent
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Swati Sharma, Abshar Hasan, Naveen Kumar, Lalit M Pandey
A nano-biosorbent for the removal of methylene blue (MB) was prepared by encapsulating iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) and Agrobacterium fabrum strain SLAJ731, in calcium alginate. The prepared biosorbent was optimized for the maximum adsorption capacity at pH 11, 160 rpm, and 25 °C. Adsorption kinetics was examined using pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and intra-particle diffusion (IPD) models. The kinetic data agreed to pseudo-second-order model indicating chemisorption of MB, which was also explained by FTIR analysis...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785573/effect-of-dietary-soy-oil-glucose-and-glutamine-on-growth-performance-amino-acid-profile-blood-profile-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-weaned-piglets
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Dinghong Lv, Xia Xiong, Huansheng Yang, Meiwei Wang, Yijie He, Yanhong Liu, Yulong Yin
Weaning stress results in gastrointestinal dysfunction and depressed performance in pigs. This study aimed to investigate the effect of soy oil, glucose, and glutamine on the growth and health of weaned piglets. Compared with those in the glutamine group, piglets in the glucose and soy oil groups had greater average daily gain, average daily feed intake, and gain: feed ratio from day 0 to 14, and gain: feed ratio for the overall period. There were no differences with regard to serum amino acids among the three groups on day 14, except glycine and threonine...
May 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785352/diversity-and-community-structure-of-marine-microbes-around-the-benham-rise-underwater-plateau-northeastern-philippines
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Andrian P Gajigan, Aletta T Yñiguez, Cesar L Villanoy, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Gil S Jacinto, Cecilia Conaco
Microbes are central to the structuring and functioning of marine ecosystems. Given the remarkable diversity of the ocean microbiome, uncovering marine microbial taxa remains a fundamental challenge in microbial ecology. However, there has been little effort, thus far, to describe the diversity of marine microorganisms in the region of high marine biodiversity around the Philippines. Here, we present data on the taxonomic diversity of bacteria and archaea in Benham Rise, Philippines, Western Pacific Ocean, using 16S V4 rRNA gene sequencing...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785242/role-of-oxidative-stress-as-key-regulator-of-muscle-wasting-during-cachexia
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REVIEW
Johanna Ábrigo, Alvaro A Elorza, Claudia A Riedel, Cristian Vilos, Felipe Simon, Daniel Cabrera, Lisbell Estrada, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio
Skeletal muscle atrophy is a pathological condition mainly characterized by a loss of muscular mass and the contractile capacity of the skeletal muscle as a consequence of muscular weakness and decreased force generation. Cachexia is defined as a pathological condition secondary to illness characterized by the progressive loss of muscle mass with or without loss of fat mass and with concomitant diminution of muscle strength. The molecular mechanisms involved in cachexia include oxidative stress, protein synthesis/degradation imbalance, autophagy deregulation, increased myonuclear apoptosis, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785156/correlations-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-aldh1-expression-with-traditional-prognostic-parameters-and-different-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-carcinoma
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Piyabi Sarkar, Keya Basu, Pubali Sarkar, Uttara Chatterjee, Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Manoj Kumar Choudhuri, Diptendra Kumar Srakar
Background and aim: Breast cancer, a heterogeneous disease, is the most common cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide. Despite considerable developments in treatment modalities, a subset of patients with advanced-stage breast carcinoma display poor prognosis. Breast cancer heterogeneity and risk of recurrence could be explained with the help of cancer stem cell hypothesis. Stem cells have the capacity to self-renew and differentiate into multiple cell types. Aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 (ALDH1), an enzyme responsible for the oxidation of intracellular aldehydes, contributes to normal and tumor stem cell differentiation...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784452/regulation-of-the-oxidative-balance-with-coenzyme-q10-sensitizes-human-glioblastoma-cells-to-radiation-and-temozolomide
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Javier Frontiñán-Rubio, Raquel María Santiago-Mora, Consuelo María Nieva-Velasco, Gustavo Ferrín, Alicia Martínez-González, María Victoria Gómez, María Moreno, Julia Ariza, Eva Lozano, Jacinto Arjona-Gutiérrez, Antonio Gil-Agudo, Manuel De la Mata, Milica Pesic, Juan Ramón Peinado, José M Villalba, Luis Pérez-Romasanta, Víctor M Pérez-García, Francisco J Alcaín, Mario Durán-Prado
OBJECTIVES: To investigate how the modulation of the oxidative balance affects cytotoxic therapies in glioblastoma, in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human glioblastoma U251 and T98 cells and normal astrocytes C8D1A were loaded with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ). Mitochondrial superoxide ion (O2 - ) and H2 O2 were measured by fluorescence microscopy. OXPHOS performance was assessed in U251 cells with an oxytherm Clark-type electrode. Radio- and chemotherapy cytotoxicity was assessed by immunostaining of γH2AX (24 h), annexin V and nuclei morphology, at short (72 h) and long (15 d) time...
May 18, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784372/fast-and-reliable-bia-amperometric-quantification-of-acetylcysteine-using-a-nanostructured-double-hydroxide-sensor
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Anabel Laza Correa, Josué M Gonçalves, Pamela O Rossini, Juliana S Bernardes, Carlos A Neves, Koiti Araki, Lucio Angnes
This study reports the preparation and characterization of nickel/lead hydroxide nanoparticles used to construct electrochemical sensors, which were investigated for amperometric quantification of N-acetylcysteine (NAC). The newly synthesised material presents good uniformity, with the lead (II) ions homogenously incorporated into the alpha nickel hydroxide crystal structure, confirmed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses. Films of nanoparticles (3 nm in size) were prepared on conductive fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated glass slides and used connected to a specially built batch injection analysis (BIA) cell with a capacity of only 4 mL and the electrode positioned in the bottom...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784357/a-sensitively-non-enzymatic-amperometric-sensor-and-its-application-in-living-cell-superoxide-anion-radical-detection
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Xinhe Liu, Miaomiao Ran, Guoan Liu, Xiuhui Liu, Zhonghua Xue, Xiaoquan Lu
Here, we report a nanocomposite composed of silver nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (AgNPs/MWNTs) utilized as an efficient electrode material for sensitive detection superoxide anion (O2 •- ). The procedure to synthesize AgNPs/MWNTs nanocomposites was green and facile. In the presence of functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were in situ generated by chemical reduction of silver nitrate with glucose as a reducing and stabilizing agent to give the desired AgNPs/MWNTs nanocomposites...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783751/targeting-protein-quality-control-mechanisms-by-natural-products-to-promote-healthy-ageing
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REVIEW
Sophia Wedel, Maria Manola, Maria Cavinato, Ioannis P Trougakos, Pidder Jansen-Dürr
Organismal ageing is associated with increased chance of morbidity or mortality and it is driven by diverse molecular pathways that are affected by both environmental and genetic factors. The progression of ageing correlates with the gradual accumulation of stressors and damaged biomolecules due to the time-dependent decline of stress resistance and functional capacity, which eventually compromise cellular homeodynamics. As protein machines carry out the majority of cellular functions, proteome quality control is critical for cellular functionality and is carried out through the curating activity of the proteostasis network (PN)...
May 19, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783188/%C3%AE-pyrone-compounds-flavonoids-and-maltol-glucoside-derivatives-from-herniaria-glabra-l-collected-in-the-ternopil-region-of-the-ukraine
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Solomiia Kozachok, Łukasz Pecio, Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Svitlana Marchyshyn, Pawel Nowak, Jarosław Mołdoch, Wiesław Oleszek
The phytochemical investigation of the whole plant extracts of Herniaria glabra L. (Caryophyllaceae) led to the identification and isolation of four known flavonoids, one known and three undescribed maltol derivatives, and benzyl β-gentiobioside. The structures were established by extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analyses, as well as HRESIMS data. For the first time in Herniaria genus, as well as in Caryophylaceae family the presence of apiorutin {quercetin 3-O-[(D-apio-β-d-furanosyl-(1 → 2)-O-[-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 6)]-β-d-glucopyranoside]} and licoagroside B {maltol 3-O-[6-O-(3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaroyl)]-β-d-glucopyranoside} were revealed...
May 18, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783167/removing-escherichia-coli-from-water-using-zinc-oxide-coated-zeolite
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Lingling Wang, Wenlin Wu, Xiaolan Xie, Hongbin Chen, Jianming Lin, Dionysios D Dionysiou
The removal of Escherichia coli (E. coli) from water by zinc oxide-coated zeolite (ZOCZ) and ZOCZ's antibacterial properties were examined in laboratory experiments using plate counting method and tests of cell apoptosis. Batch experiments showed that ZOCZ has a maximum removal capacity for E. coli of about 4.34 × 106  CFU g-1  at 25 °C. Element mappings confirm that zinc ions accumulate in the E. coli cells causing cell death. Pseudo-second-order kinetics and Freundlich isotherms were found to best describe the removal of E...
May 11, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783152/functionalized-graphene-oxides-for-drug-loading-release-and-delivery-of-poorly-water-soluble-anticancer-drug-a-comparative-study
#17
Neha Karki, Himani Tiwari, Mintu Pal, Alok Chaurasia, Rajaram Bal, Penny Joshi, Nanda Gopal Sahoo
In this work, the modification of graphene oxides (GOs) have been done with hydrophilic and biodegradable polymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and other excipient β -cyclodextrin (β-CD) through covalent functionalization for efficient loading and compatible release of sparingly water soluble aromatic anticancer drug SN-38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxy camptothecin). The drug was loaded onto both GO-PVP and GO-β-CD through the π-π interactions.The release of drug from both the nanocarriers were analyzed in different pH medium of pH 7 (water, neutral medium), pH 5 (acidic buffer) and pH 12 (basic buffer)...
May 18, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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
#18
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/29782990/a-certain-role-of-sod-cat-imbalance-in-pathogenesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Konstantin Yenkoyan, Hayk Harutyunyan, Aida Harutyunyan
The real impact of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial dysfunction and chronic inflammation on the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) remains unclear, and even controversial. In this study we compared the plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes and their cofactors, markers of oxidative damage, and the respiratory burst in peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) as surrogate marker of chronic inflammation obtained from 10 children (4-10 year old) who met DSM-5 criteria and their siblings...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782857/quaternary-ammonium-salt-of-u50-488h-elicits-protective-effects-against-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yaguang Zhou, Xin Tian, Xueying Wang, Yuanbo Wang, Rong Fan, Yuemin Wang, Na Feng, Shumiao Zhang, Haitao Guo, Xiaoming Gu, Min Jia, Wen Yin, Zuoxu Hou, Juan Li, Jianming Pei
The present study aimed to investigate the role of quaternary ammonium salt of U50,488H (Q-U50,488H) in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH) and underlying mechanisms involved. A HPH animal model was established in rats under hypoxia and the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) and right ventricular pressure (RVP) were measured. Relaxation of the pulmonary artery in response to Q-U50,488H was determined. In addition, expression and activity of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) and inducible NO synthase (iNOS) with NO content, Akt expression, total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), and gp91phox were evaluated...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
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