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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535667/involvement-of-a-gr2a-expressing-drosophila-pharyngeal-gustatory-receptor-neuron-in-regulation-of-aversion-to-high-salt-foods
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Haein Kim, Yong Taek Jeong, Min Sung Choi, Jaekyun Choi, Seok Jun Moon, Jae Young Kwon
Regulation of feeding is essential for animal survival. The pharyngeal sense organs can act as a second checkpoint of food quality, due to their position between external taste organs such as the labellum which initially assess food quality, and the digestive tract. Growing evidence provides support that the pharyngeal sensory neurons regulate feeding, but much is still unknown. We found that a pair of gustatory receptor neurons in the LSO, a Drosophila adult pharyngeal organ which expresses four gustatory receptors, is involved in feeding inhibition in response to high concentrations of sodium ions...
May 2, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535530/mathematical-model-of-potassium-profiling-in-chronic-dialysis
#2
Mauro Ursino, Gabriele Donati
Potassium balance is a difficult task in hemodialysis: low potassium in the dialysate is associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death, whereas excessive dialysate potassium may provoke insufficient removal and hyperkalemia. A better understanding of the problem can be achieved with the use of mathematical models of solute kinetics. This study is aimed at presenting an improved model of solute kinetics and fluid shifts during hemodialysis. It comprises a 2-compartment (intracellular and extracellular) description of sodium, potassium, and urea, including volume fluid shifts induced by osmotic forces...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535513/pkc-%C3%AE-triggers-egfr-ubiquitination-endocytosis-and-erk-activation-in-podocytes-stimulated-with-high-glucose
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Chun-Tao Lei, Yan-Hong Wei, Hui Tang, Qian Wen, Chen Ye, Chun Zhang, Hua Su
BACKGROUND: Protein Kinase C-α (PKC-α) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are both involved in diabetic kidney disease; however, the connection between these two proteins during high glucose-induced podocyte injury remains uncertain. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in SD rats by streptozotocin (STZ). Fourteen days later, the kidney cortex was removed and subjected to plasma membrane isolation and lipid raft fractionation. In vitro study human podocyte cell line was differentiated and subjected to various treatments...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535451/a-novel-carbohydrate-labeling-method-utilizing-transfer-hydrogenation-mediated-reductive-amination
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Zsuzsanna Kovács, Gábor Papp, Henrietta Horváth, Ferenc Joó, András Guttman
One of the most frequently used high-resolution glycan analysis methods in the biopharmaceutical and biomedical fields is capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence (CE-LIF) detection. Glycans are usually labeled by reductive amination with a charged fluorophore containing a primary amine, which reacts with the aldehyde group at the reducing end of the glycan structures. In this reaction, first a Schiff base is formed that is reduced to form a stable conjugate by a hydrogenation reagent, such as sodium cyanoborohydride...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535438/determination-of-edoxaban-equivalent-concentrations-in-human-plasma-by-an-automated-anti-factor-xa-chromogenic-assay
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Ling He, Jarema Kochan, Min Lin, Alexander Vandell, Karen Brown, Francois Depasse
INTRODUCTION: This phase I, open-label, multiple-dose, two-treatment study assessed the relationship between edoxaban equivalent concentration derived from an anti-FXa assay with the summed concentration of edoxaban and its active metabolite, M-4, as assessed by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This study also assessed the relationship between edoxaban plasma concentrations assessed by LC/MS/MS in sodium citrate and lithium heparin tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive once-daily edoxaban 60mg or 90mg for 5days (15 participants per treatment group)...
May 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535354/high-capacity-and-ultrafast-na-ion-storage-of-self-supported-3d-porous-antimony-persulfide-graphene-foam-architecture
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Yanying Lu, Ning Zhang, Shuang Jiang, Yudong Zhang, Meng Zhou, Zhanliang Tao, Lynden A Archer, Jun Chen
The key challenge for high performance sodium-ion batteries is the exploitation of appropriate electrode materials with long cycling stability and high rate capability. Here, we report Sb2S5 nanoparticles (~ 5 nm) uniformly encapsulated in three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene foam, which were fabricated by a facile hydrothermal co-assembly strategy, as a high-performance anode material for sodium-ion batteries. The as-prepared composite can be directly used as electrodes without adding binder or current collector, exhibiting outstanding electrochemical performance with high reversible capacity (845 mAh g-1 at 0...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535347/preparation-and-characterization-of-protein-loaded-electrospun-fiber-mat-and-its-release-kinetics
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Peng Wen, Yan Wen, Xiao Huang, Minhua Zong, Hong Wu
For the enhancement of protein's bioavailability, a specific delivery system was developed by coaxial electrospinning. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) was used as protein model and the core-sheath fiber mat was fabricated using sodium alginate as shell layer and the BSA-loaded chitosan nanoparticle that prepared previously as core layer. By optimizing electrospinning parameters, uniform fibers with diameters ranging from 200 nm to 600 nm were obtained, and transmission electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed its core-sheath structure...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535336/transport-of-the-glucosamine-derived-browning-product-fructosazine-polyhydroxyalkylpyrazine-across-the-human-intestinal-caco-2-cell-monolayer-role-of-the-hexose-transporters
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Abhishek Bhattacherjee, Yuliya Hrynets, Mirko Betti
The transport mechanism of fructosazine, a glucosamine self-condensation product, was investigated using a Caco-2 cell model. Fructosazine transport was assessed by measuring the bidirectional permeability coefficient across Caco-2 cells. The mechanism of transport was evaluated using phlorizin, an inhibitor of sodium-dependent glucose cotransporters (SGLT) 1 and 2, phloretin and quercetin, an inhibitors of glucose transporters (GLUT) 1 and 2, transcytosis inhibitor wortmannin, and gap junction disruptor cytochalasin D...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535208/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-in-mesangial-cells-and-retinal-pericytes-and-its-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy-and-retinopathy
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Masarori Wakisaka, Tetsuhiko Nagao
Retinopathy and nephropathy are life-threatening diabetic complications that decrease patient quality of life. Although the mechanisms underlying these conditions have been extensively studied, they remain unknown. Recent reports have demonstrated the presence of SGLT2 in retinal pericytes and mesangial cells. Hyperglycemia results in functional and morphological changes in these cells, but these effects are attenuated by phlorizin, a non-selective SGLT inhibitor. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that SGLT2 plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy and that SGLT2 inhibitors may directly protect against these complications...
May 23, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535076/intraarticular-injection-of-a-cross-linked-sodium-hyaluronate-combined-with-triamcinolone-hexacetonide-cingal-to-provide-symptomatic-relief-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Laszlo Hangody, Robert Szody, Piotr Lukasik, Wojciech Zgadzaj, Endre Lénárt, Eva Dokoupilova, Daniela Bichovsk, Agnes Berta, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Andrea Ficzere, György Hangody, Gary Stevens, Miklos Szendroi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraarticular injection of Cingal (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) compared with Monovisc (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) or saline for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: This multicenter, double-blind, saline-controlled clinical trial randomized subjects with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grades I-III) to a single injection of Cingal (4 mL, 88 mg hyaluronic acid [HA] plus 18 mg triamcinolone hexacetonide [TH]), Monovisc (4 mL, 88 mg HA), or saline (4 mL, 0...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535067/emulsion-polymerization-with-a-biosurfactant
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Aya Kurozuka, Shohei Onishi, Takuto Nagano, Katsumi Yamaguchi, Toyoko Suzuki, Hideto Minami
Emulsion polymerization of styrene was conducted using a biosurfactant (i.e., sodium surfactin, hereinafter called just "surfactin") having very low critical micelle concentration (CMC, 2.9 × 10-3 mmol/L) and biodegradability characteristics. The nucleation mechanism was investigated by comparing with a conventional surfactant (i.e., sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS) system. Unlike the emulsion polymerization systems using conventional surfactants, nucleation mechanisms changed above CMC in the presence of a biosurfactant...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535051/structural-properties-of-nonionic-monorhamnolipid-aggregates-in-water-studied-by-classical-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Elango Munusamy, Charles M Luft, Jeanne E Pemberton, Steven D Schwartz
Molecular dynamics simulations were carried out to investigate the structure and stabilizing factors of aggregates of the nonionic form of the most common congener of monorhamnolipids, α-rhamnopyranosyl-β-hydroxydecanoyl-β-hydroxydecanoate (Rha- C10-C10), in water. Aggregates of size ranging from 5 monomers to 810 monomers were observed in the simulation forming spherical and ellipsoidal structures, a torus like structure and a unilamellar vesicle. The effects of hydrophobic chain conformation and alignment in the aggregate, role of H-bonds between monomer...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534967/whole%C3%A2-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-mutation-r367g-in-scn5a-to-be-associated-with-familial-cardiac-conduction-disease
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Rong Yu, Xue-Feng Fan, Chan Chen, Zheng-Hua Liu
Cardiac conduction disease is a primary cause of sudden cardiac death. Sodium voltage‑gated channel‑α subunit 5 (SCN5A) mutations have been reported to underlie a variety of inherited arrhythmias. Numerous disease‑causing mutations of SCN5A have been identified in patients with ≥10 different conditions, including type 3 long‑QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. The present study investigated a family with a history of arrhythmia, with the proband having a history of arrhythmia and syncope. Whole‑exome sequencing was applied in order to detect the disease‑causing mutation in this family, and Sanger sequencing was used to confirm the co‑segregation among the family members...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534922/fiber-purified-extracts-of-carob-fruit-decrease-carbohydrate-absorption
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A Macho-González, A Garcimartín, M E López-Oliva, G Bertocco, F Naes, S Bastida, F J Sánchez-Muniz, J Benedí
The postprandial state plays a central role in the development and setting of chronic diseases. Condensed tannins (CT) are polyphenols with a known ability to modify carbohydrate digestion and absorption. The high concentration of CT in the pulp of carob fruit suggests a potential antidiabetic effect. The aim of this work was to analyze the in vitro and in vivo effects of carob fruit extract (CFE) on the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. α-Glucosidase activity and glucose diffusion were tested in vitro using 0...
May 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534864/study-on-the-alkylation-reactions-of-n-7-unsubstituted-1-3-diazaoxindoles
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Eszter Kókai, Judit Halász, András Dancsó, József Nagy, Gyula Simig, Balázs Volk
The chemistry of the 5,7-dihydro-6H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-6-one (1,3-diazaoxindole) compound family, possessing a drug-like scaffold, is unexplored. In this study, the alkylation reactions of N(7)-unsubstituted 5-isopropyl-1,3-diazaoxindoles bearing various substituents at the C(2) position have been investigated. The starting compounds were synthesized from the C(5)-unsubstituted parent compounds by condensation with acetone and subsequent catalytic reduction of the 5-isopropylidene moiety. Alkylation of the thus obtained 5-isopropyl derivatives with methyl iodide or benzyl bromide in the presence of a large excess of sodium hydroxide led to 5,7-disubstituted derivatives...
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534826/atp-driven-contraction-of-phage-t3-capsids-with-dna-incompletely-packaged-in-vivo
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Philip Serwer, Elena T Wright
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) cleavage powers packaging of a double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) molecule in a pre-assembled capsid of phages that include T3. Several observations constitute a challenge to the conventional view that the shell of the capsid is energetically inert during packaging. Here, we test this challenge by analyzing the in vitro effects of ATP on the shells of capsids generated by DNA packaging in vivo. These capsids retain incompletely packaged DNA (ipDNA) and are called ipDNA-capsids; the ipDNA-capsids are assumed to be products of premature genome maturation-cleavage...
May 19, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534622/solute-partitioning-in-micelles-combining-molecular-dynamics-simulations-cosmomic-and-experiments
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Denitsa Yordanova, Eric Ritter, Thomas Gerlach, Jan-Hendrik Jensen, Irina Smirnova, Sven Jakobtorweihen
The partition equilibria of solutes between micelles and an aqueous phase is a key factor in many applications. Depending on the task, many micelle-solute combinations are possible. Therefore, theoretical methods to predict the partition behavior in micellar systems are needed. Here, two predictive methods are evaluated and compared. First, it is shown how molecular dynamics simulations (MD) with the umbrella sampling method can be used to calculate free energy profiles in micellar systems. The second applied method is an extension of the COSMO-RS theory to anisotropic systems termed COSMOmic...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534438/the-axonal-cytoskeleton-and-the-assembly-of-nodes-of-ranvier
#19
Aniket Ghosh, Diane L Sherman, Peter J Brophy
Vertebrate nervous systems rely on rapid nerve impulse transmission to support their complex functions. Fast conduction depends on ensheathment of nerve axons by myelin-forming glia and the clustering of high concentrations of voltage-gated sodium channels (Nav) in the axonal gaps between myelinated segments. These gaps are the nodes of Ranvier. Depolarization of the axonal membrane initiates the action potential responsible for impulse transmission, and the Nav help ensure that this is restricted to nodes...
May 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534200/atrophy-of-calf-muscles-by-unloading-results-in-an-increase-of-tissue-sodium-concentration-and-fat-fraction-decrease-a-23-na-mri-physiology-study
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D A Gerlach, K Schopen, P Linz, B Johannes, J Titze, J Zange, J Rittweger
PURPOSE: (23)Na MRI demonstrated increased tissue sodium concentrations in a number of pathologies. Acute atrophy results in muscle fibre volume shrinking that may result in a relative increase of extracellular volume and might affect sodium concentration. Thus, we hypothesized that local unloading of the calf muscles would lead to a decrease in muscle volume and an increase in muscle tissue sodium concentration. METHOD: One lower leg of 12 healthy male subjects was submitted to a 60 day long period of unloading using the Hephaistos orthosis, while the other leg served as control...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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