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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102393/chemically-reversible-binding-of-h2s-to-a-zinc-porphyrin-complex-towards-implementation-of-a-reversible-sensor-via-a-coordinative-based-approach
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Maria Strianese, Marina Lamberti, Claudio Pellecchia
Binding of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to a zinc porphyrin complex and the stabilization of the related zinc hydrosulfido adduct are explored. High-resolution MALDI Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (HR MALDI-FT-ICR) and (1)H NMR experiments provide evidence that HS(-) coordination occurs at the zinc centre. The coordination of HS(-) occurs in a reversible manner and modulates fluorescence emission of a tetra(N-methylpyridyl)porphine zinc complex (TMPyPZn). The results highlight the potential of TMPyPZn and related systems for the implementation of fast and simple H2S sensors via a coordinative-based approach...
January 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098448/new-insights-into-trihalomethane-and-haloacetic-acid-formation-potentials-correlation-with-the-molecular-composition-of-natural-organic-matter-in-source-water
#2
Xin Wang, Haifeng Zhang, Yahe Zhang, Quan Shi, Juan Wang, Jianwei Yu, Min Yang
Natural organic matter (NOM) represents the major source of precursors for disinfection byproducts (DBPs), such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs), formed during disinfection of drinking water, but the molecular composition and reactivity of NOM remain not well understood. In this study, electrospray ionization coupled to Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) was used to characterize the molecular composition of NOM of twenty source waters taken across China for the purpose of determining the major precursors of THMs and HAAs at molecular level...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096650/refractive-and-visual-outcomes-after-keraring-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segment-implantation-for-keratoconus-assisted-by-femtosecond-laser-at-6-months-follow-up
#3
Mohamed A Heikal, Marwa Abdelshafy, Tarek T Soliman, Abdelmonem M Hamed
PURPOSE: We attempted to evaluate the efficacy of femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation in patients with keratoconus (KC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective interventional consecutive clinical study was conducted on patients with KC who were treated with femtosecond laser Keraring implantation. All procedures were performed at Ebsar Eye Center in the period from January 5, 2015, to February 28, 2016. RESULTS: Thirty eyes of 20 patients were included in this study...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095691/micrometer-scale-ion-current-rectification-at-polyelectrolyte-brush-modified-micropipets
#4
Xiulan He, Kailin Zhang, Ting Li, Yanan Jiang, Ping Yu, Lanqun Mao
Here we report for the first time that ion current rectification (ICR) can be observed at the micrometer scale in symmetric electrolyte solution with polyimidazolium brush (PimB)-modified micropipets, which we call micrometer-scale ion current rectification (MICR). To qualitatively understand MICR, a three-layer model including a charged layer, an electrical double layer, and a bulk layer is proposed, which could also be extended to understanding ICR at the nanoscale. Based on this model, we propose that when charges in the charged layer are comparable with those in the bulk layer, ICR would occur regardless of whether the electrical double layers are overlapped...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090570/targeted-inhibition-of-pancreatic-acinar-cell-calcineurin-is-a-novel-strategy-to-prevent-post-ercp-pancreatitis
#5
Abrahim I Orabi, Li Wen, Tanveer A Javed, Tianming Le, Ping Guo, Subramaniam Sanker, David Ricks, Kristy Boggs, John F Eisses, Carlos Castro, Xiangwei Xiao, Krishna Prasadan, Farzad Esni, George K Gittes, Sohail Z Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a pressing need to develop effective preventative therapies for post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). We demonstrated that early PEP events are induced through the calcium-activated phosphatase calcineurin and that global calcineurin deletion abolishes PEP in mice. A crucial question is whether acinar cell calcineurin controls the initiation of PEP in vivo. METHODS: We used a mouse model of PEP and examined the effects of in vivo acinar cell-specific calcineurin deletion by either generating a conditional knockout line or infusing a novel AAV-Ela-iCre into the pancreatic duct of a calcineurin floxed line...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088324/protective-effect-of-sugar-cane-extract-against-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colonic-inflammation-in-mice
#6
Bin Wang, Yansen Li, Masami Mizu, Toma Furuta, ChunMei Li
Sugar cane extract (SCE) exhibits various biological effects and has been reported to enhance animal growth performance. However, the effect of SCE on inflammation in animals is still obscure. To study the effects and underlying mechanism of SCE on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colonic inflammation, forty female ICR mice (26.63±0.19g, 6-week-old) were assigned into four groups: a control group (Cont), a DSS-challenged group (DSS), a SCE-supplemented group (SCE), and a DSS+SCE group (DSS+SCE). Mice in Cont group and DSS group were fed basic diet and other mice received 1% SCE supplemented in basic diet from 6-week to 8-week-old...
December 26, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087973/granulomas-in-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-in-crohn-s-disease-patients-with-ileocolic-resection-are-areassociated-with-younger-age-and-transmural-inflammation
#7
Xingwen Sun, Lisi Yuan, Yi Li, Bo Shen, Hao Xie, Xiuli Liu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mesenteric lymph nodes were usually removed during bowel resection surgery for Crohn's disease (CD). Mesenteric lymph node (MLN) granuloma predicted postoperative disease recurrence in patients with CD after ileocolic resection (ICR). This study was aimed to identify factors associated with MLN granulomas in a cohort of CD patients underwent ICR. METHODS: The study group consisted of 18 patients with CD who underwent the index ICR between 2004 and 2012 and had MLN granulomas...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087919/presumptive-spontaneous-lysosomal-storage-like-disease-in-a-crl-cd1-icr-mouse
#8
Krista M
A clinically unremarkable 4.5-mo-old female Crl:CD1(ICR) VAF/Elite mouse was euthanized for scheduled sentinel processing.Gross necropsy findings included significant hepatosplenomegaly and visceral lymphadenomegaly, resulting in a preliminarygross diagnosis of lymphoma. Histology revealed florid accumulations of large, 'foamy' macrophages present in the bone marrow, small intestines, and viscera including liver, spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, uterus, and ovaries. The cytoplasm of these cells was abundant, stained pale blue with Wright-Giemsa and was periodic acid-Schiff positive...
January 13, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
#9
Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075416/phosphorylated-radix-cyathulae-officinalis-polysaccharides-act-as-adjuvant-via-promoting-dendritic-cell-maturation
#10
Haibo Feng, Sean P McDonough, Jing Fan, Shiping Yang, Xuelian Zhao, Yong Lu, Yun Gan, Xiao Yi, Yung-Fu Chang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether phosphorylated Radix Cyathulae officinalis Kuan polysaccharides (pRCPS) used as adjuvant with foot-and-mouth disease vaccine (FMDV) can stimulate specific humoral and cellular immune responses in ICR mice. The results demonstrated that pRCPS significantly up-regulated FMDV-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2b and IgG2a antibody levels and splenocyte proliferation. pRCPS also promoted the killing activities of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). In addition, pRCPS enhanced the expression levels of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-γ in CD4⁺ T cells and the level of IFN-γ in CD8⁺ T cells...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075154/survivorship-after-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-according-to-articular-cartilage-status
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Bum-Sik Lee, Seong-Il Bin, Jong-Min Kim, Won-Kyeong Kim, Jun Weon Choi
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes after meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) in arthritic knees are unclear, and objective estimates of graft survival according to the articular cartilage status have not been performed. HYPOTHESIS: MAT should provide clinical benefits in knees with high-grade cartilage damage, but their graft survivorship should be inferior to that in knees with low-grade chondral degeneration after MAT. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073305/human-amniotic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-favourable-source-for-cartilage-repair
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Emma Muinos-López, Tamara Hermida-Gómez, Isaac Fuentes-Boquete, Francisco Javier de Toro-Santos, Francisco J Blanco, Silvia María Díaz-Prado
INTRODUCTION: Localized trauma-derived breakdown of the hyaline articular cartilage may progress towards osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition characterized by total loss of articular cartilage and joint function. Tissue engineering technologies encompass several promising approaches with high therapeutic potential for the treatment of these focal defects. However, most of the research in tissue engineering is focused on potential materials and structural cues, while little attention is directed to the most appropriate source of cells endowing these materials...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067837/kaempferol-and-chrysin-synergies-to-improve-septic-mice-survival
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Omar A Harasstani, Chau Ling Tham, Daud A Israf
Previously, we reported the role of synergy between two flavonoids-namely, chrysin and kaempferol-in inhibiting the secretion of a few major proinflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), prostaglandin E₂ (PGE₂), and nitric oxide (NO) from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of this combination on a murine model of polymicrobial sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Severe sepsis was induced in male ICR mice (n = 7) via the CLP procedure...
January 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062121/instantaneous-centers-of-rotation-for-lumbar-segmental-extension-in-vivo
#14
Ameet Aiyangar, Liying Zheng, William Anderst, Xudong Zhang
The study aimed to map instantaneous centers of rotation (ICRs) of lumbar motion segments during a functional lifting task and examine differences across segments and variations caused by magnitude of weight lifted. Eleven healthy participants lifted loads of three different magnitudes (4.5, 9, and 13.5kg) from a trunk-flexed (~75°) to an upright position, while being imaged by a dynamic stereo X-ray (DSX) system. Tracked lumbar vertebral (L2-S1) motion data were processed into highly accurate 6DOF intervertebral (L2L3, L3L4, L4L5, L5S1) kinematics...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058592/parallel-spectral-acquisition-with-orthogonal-icr-cells
#15
Sung-Gun Park, Gordon A Anderson, James E Bruce
FT-based high performance mass analyzers yield increased resolving power and mass measurement accuracy, yet require increased duration of signal acquisition that can limit many applications. The implementation of stronger magnetic fields, multiple detection electrodes for harmonic signal detection, and an array of multiple mass analyzers arranged along the magnetic field axis have been used to decrease required acquisition time. The results presented here show that multiple ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass analyzers can also be implemented orthogonal to the central magnetic field axis...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057509/promoting-bioengineered-tooth-innervation-using-nanostructured-and-hybrid-scaffolds
#16
S Kuchler-Bopp, A Larrea, L Petry, Y Idoux-Gillet, V Sebastian, A Ferrandon, P Schwinté, M Arruebo, N Benkirane-Jessel
: The innervation of teeth mediated by axons originating from the trigeminal ganglia is essential for their function and protection. Immunosuppressive therapy using Cyclosporine A (CsA) was found to accelerate the innervation of transplanted tissues and particularly that of bioengineered teeth. To avoid the CsA side effects, we report in this study the preparation of CsA loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles, their embedding on polycaprolactone (PCL)-based scaffolds and their possible use as templates for the innervation of bioengineered teeth...
January 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057115/-effects-of-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-protein-and-impairment-of-blood-testis-barriar-stucturein-of-mice-with-exposure-to-decabromodiphenyl-ether
#17
J Li, R X Dai, D J Chen, C M Wang, H F Lin, Y R Li, J Tang, J X Zhai
Objective: To study changes in expression of claudin-11 and proteins related to mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways, as well as the ultrastructure of the blood testis barrier (BTB), in male ICR mice exposed to decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209). Methods: Fifty-two mice, 4 weeks of age, weighing 15-21 g, were provided with adaptive feeding for 1 week. Mice were randomly divided into 4 groups, named control, low-dose, medium-dose and high-dose groups. The treated groups received BDE-209, by intragastric gavage, at doses, respectively, of 100, 300 and 500 mg/kg...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053962/the-effect-of-sex-on-the-azoxymethane-dextran-sulfate-sodium-treated-mice-model-of-colon-cancer
#18
Sun Min Lee, Nayoung Kim, Hee Jin Son, Ji Hyun Park, Ryoung Hee Nam, Min Hee Ham, Daeun Choi, Sung Hwa Sohn, Eun Shin, Young-Jae Hwang, Jihee Sung, Dong Ho Lee, Ha-Na Lee
BACKGROUND: The colitis-associated cancer exhibits different characteristics according to sex in the initiation and progression of the tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the sex-associated difference in the azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium (AOM/DSS)-induced colitis-associated cancer model. METHODS: The AOM/DSS ICR mouse model was established to compare male with female, and then the severity of colitis-associated carcinogenesis was examined macroscopically and histologically regarding the number, size, and location of tumors...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053617/characterization-the-response-of-korl-icr-mice-to-loperamide-induced-constipation
#19
Ji Eun Kim, Woo Bin Yun, Ji Eun Sung, Hyun Ah Lee, Jun Young Choi, Yeon Shik Choi, Young Suk Jung, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
Animal models of constipation induced with drugs and diet have been widely employed to investigate therapeutic effects and the action mechanism of drugs against this disease. ICR mice were selected to produce this disease model through oral administration of loperamide (Lop), even though SD rats are commonly utilized in studies of constipation. To compare the responses of ICR mice obtained from three different sources to constipation inducers, alterations in stool number, histopathological structure, mucin secretion and opioid-receptor downstream signaling pathway were measured in Korl:ICR (Korea FDA source), A:ICR (USA source) and B:ICR (Japan source) injected with low and high concentrations of Lop (LoLop and HiLop)...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052647/the-modulative-effects-of-microcurrent-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-diabetic-mice
#20
Wen-Ching Huang, Wen-Chieh Chang, Yi-Ju Hsu, Chun-Feng Huang, Chi-Chang Huang, Cheng-Yan Kao, Che-Li Lin
Diabetes (one of non-communicable diseases) is serious due to its complications, such like, cardiovascular ailments, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, wound gangrene and sexual impotence. Diabetes and associated chronic conditions are rapidly emerging as major health problems. In clinical, there were different drugs for diabetes treatment on different mechanisms. However, there were limited studies on the efficacy of electric stimulations on diabetes therapeutic application. In current study, we try to evaluate the effect of microcurrent electrical nerve stimulator (MENS) on diabetes modulation as an alternative medicine...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
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