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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806698/fluorescence-and-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-studies-of-norfloxacin-and-n-donor-mixed-ligand-ternary-copper-ii-complexes-stability-and-interaction-with-sds-micelles
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Gabriel S Vignoli Muniz, Jimmy Llontop Incio, Odivaldo C Alves, Klaus Krambrock, Letícia R Teixeira, Sonia R W Louro
The stability of ternary copper(II) complexes of a heterocyclic ligand, L (L being 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)) and the fluorescent antibacterial agent norfloxacin (NFX) as the second ligand was studied at pH7.4 and different ionic strengths. Fluorescence quenching upon titration of NFX with the binary complexes allowed to obtain stability constants for NFX binding, Kb, as a function of ionic strength. The Kb values vary by more than two orders of magnitude when buffer concentration varies from 0...
August 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806662/porous-co2p-nanowires-as-high-efficient-bifunctional-catalysts-for-4-nitrophenol-reduction-and-sodium-borohydride-hydrolysis
#2
Xingkai Huang, Dengfeng Wu, Daojian Cheng
The development of highly efficient and non-noble catalysts for both the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and NaBH4 hydrolysis is extraordinary attractive but it remains a tremendous challenge. In this work, self-assembled porous Co2P nanowires (NWs) have been successfully prepared via the low-temperature hydrothermal method and the comprehensive experiments validate that the sample is a high efficient bifunctional catalyst for both the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and sodium borohydride hydrolysis. Specifically, the as-prepared porous Co2P NWs exhibit more excellent catalytic performance (knor=743s(-1)g(-1)) than that of other reported catalysts towards reduction of 4-nitrophenol...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806224/bromodomain-containing-protein-4-activates-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-1-7-transcription-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons-to-mediate-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Ming-Chun Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Ho, Cheng-Yuan Lai, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, An-Sheng Lee, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
BACKGROUND: Bromodomain-containing protein 4 binds acetylated promoter histones and promotes transcription; however, the role of bromodomain-containing protein 4 in inflammatory hyperalgesia remains unclear. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received hind paw injections of complete Freund's adjuvant to induce hyperalgesia. The dorsal root ganglia were examined to detect changes in bromodomain-containing protein 4 expression and the activation of genes involved in the expression of voltage-gated sodium channel 1...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806141/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-saudi-arabia-a-comprehensive-overview
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Abuzaid A Abuzaid, Abdalmohsin M Abdoon, Mohamed A Aldahan, Abdullah G Alzahrani, Raaft F Alhakeem, Abdullah M Asiri, Mohamed H Alzahrani, Ziad A Memish
Despite the great efforts by health authorities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) continues to be a major public health problem in the country. Many risk factors make KSA prone to outbreaks and epidemics; among these, rapid urbanization and the huge population movement are the most important. The disease is endemic in many parts of KSA, with the majority of cases concentrated in six regions, including Al-Qaseem, Riyadh, Al-Hassa, Aseer, Ha'il, and Al-Madinah. Leishmania major (L...
August 14, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806049/electrolytes-oral-electrolyte-solutions
#5
Lisa Harris
Oral electrolyte solutions are used widely for rehydration in diarrheal illness and to maintain hydration during vigorous exercise. In diarrheal illness, an oral rehydration solution (ORS) typically is preferred over intravenous fluids except for patients with severe dehydration. The preferred ORS is one similar to the glucose-containing reduced osmolarity World Health Organization ORS. There also are polymer-based solutions that use rice or wheat as the source of carbohydrates but these are not widely recommended...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806046/electrolytes-sodium-disorders
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Michael M Braun, Megan Mahowald
Sodium disorders (ie, hyponatremia, hypernatremia) are common electrolyte disturbances in clinical medicine and are associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Etiologies of hyponatremia are classified into four categories. The first is pseudohyponatremia, in which the sodium level is low due to hyperproteinemia, hyperlipidemia, or hyperglycemia. The other three categories are based on overall patient fluid status and include hypovolemic (commonly due to fluid loss), hypervolemic (commonly due to fluid retention from heart failure, cirrhosis, or renal failure), and euvolemic (most often because of syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone)...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805876/few-layered-mos2-c-with-expanding-d-spacing-as-a-high-performance-anode-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Peng Zhang, Furong Qin, Lei Zou, Mengran Wang, Kai Zhang, Yanqing Lai, Jie Li
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) show great potential as alternative energy storage devices for next generation energy storage systems due to the deficiency of lithium resources. MoS2 is a promising anode material for SIBs due to its high theoretical sodium storage capability and large interspace for accommodating sodium ions with a larger ionic radius than lithium ions. However, bulk MoS2 exhibits a sluggish kinetics for the intercalation-deintercalation of sodium ions and large volume expansion, which result in poor cyclability and rate performance...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805858/optimal-hydrogen-storage-in-sodium-substituted-lithium-fullerides
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Mattia Gaboardi, Chiara Milanese, Giacomo Magnani, Alessandro Girella, Daniele Pontiroli, Pacifico Cofrancesco, Amedeo Marini, Mauro Riccò
Through the substitution of Li with Na in Li6C60, we synthesized a series of mixed alkali cluster intercalated fullerides, NaxLi6-xC60. These compounds share lattices of Na6C60 and Li6C60 with a cubic parameter linearly dependent on x. H2 absorption and desorption were studied by means of charge/discharge kinetic measurements and coupled calorimetric-manometric evaluation. By varying the stoichiometry, we found the best compromise among the absorption rate, temperature and amount of hydrogen for x = 0.5 and 1...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805831/elucidating-screw-dislocation-driven-film-formation-of-sodium-thiosulphate-with-complex-hierarchical-molecular-assembly
#9
Deepak Dwivedi, Katerina Lepkova, Thomas Becker, Matthew R Rowles
Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3) films were synthesized on carbon steel substrates through solution deposition, and a film formation growth mechanism is delineated in detail herein. Dislocation-driven film formation took place at the lower concentration of Na2S2O3 (0.1 M) studied, where screw dislocation loops were identified. Interestingly, we observed the co-existence of screw dislocation spiral loops and hierarchically-ordered molecular assembly in the film, and showed the importance of hierarchical morphology in the origin of screw dislocation...
August 14, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805735/dietary-propolis-ameliorates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-and-modulates-the-gut-microbiota-in-rats-fed-a-western-diet
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Kai Wang, Xiaolu Jin, Mengmeng You, Wenli Tian, Richard K Le Leu, David L Topping, Michael A Conlon, Liming Wu, Fuliang Hu
Propolis is an important hive product and considered beneficial to health. However, evidence of its potential for improving gut health is still lacking. Here we use rats to examine whether dietary supplementation with propolis could be used as a therapy for ulcerative colitis. Rats were fed with a Western style diet alone (controls) or supplemented with different amounts of Chinese propolis (0.1%, 0.2%, and 0.3%) to examine effects on acute colitis induced by 3% dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) in drinking water...
August 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805734/grain-foods-are-contributors-of-nutrient-density-for-american-adults-and-help-close-nutrient-recommendation-gaps-data-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2009-2012
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Yanni Papanikolaou, Victor L Fulgoni
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020 DGA) maintains recommendations for increased consumption of whole grains while limiting intake of enriched/refined grains. A variety of enriched grains are sources of several shortfall nutrients identified by 2015-2020 DGA, including dietary fiber, folate, iron, and magnesium. The purpose of this study was to determine food sources of energy and nutrients for free-living U.S. adults using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2012...
August 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805727/leaf-physiological-and-proteomic-analysis-to-elucidate-silicon-induced-adaptive-response-under-salt-stress-in-rosa-hybrida-rock-fire
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Prabhakaran Soundararajan, Abinaya Manivannan, Chung Ho Ko, Sowbiya Muneer, Byoung Ryong Jeong
Beneficial effects of silicon (Si) on growth and development have been witnessed in several plants. Nevertheless, studies on roses are merely reported. Therefore, the present investigation was carried out to illustrate the impact of Si on photosynthesis, antioxidant defense and leaf proteome of rose under salinity stress. In vitro-grown, acclimatized Rosa hybrida 'Rock Fire' were hydroponically treated with four treatments, such as control, Si (1.8 mM), NaCl (50 mM), and Si+NaCl. After 15 days, the consequences of salinity stress and the response of Si addition were analyzed...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805704/effects-of-adding-polysaccharides-and-citric-acid-into-sodium-dihydrogen-phosphate-mixing-solution-on-the-material-properties-of-gelatin-hybridized-calcium-phosphate-cement
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Keishi Kiminami, Toshiisa Konishi, Minori Mizumoto, Kohei Nagata, Michiyo Honda, Hidetoshi Arimura, Mamoru Aizawa
We have succeeded in improving the material properties of a chelate-setting calcium-phosphate cement (CPC), which is composed of hydroxyapatite (HAp) the surface of which has been modified with inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) by adding α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) powder. In order to create a novel chelate-setting CPC with sufficient bioresorbability, gelatin particles were added into the IP6-HAp/α-TCP cement system to modify the material properties. The effects of adding polysaccharides (chitosan, chondroitin sulfate, and sodium alginate) into the sodium dihydrogen phosphate mixing solution on the material properties of the gelatin-hybridized CPC were evaluated...
August 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805679/controlling-blown-pack-spoilage-using-anti-microbial-packaging
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Rachael Reid, Declan Bolton, Andrey A Tiuftin, Joe P Kerry, Séamus Fanning, Paul Whyte
Active (anti-microbial) packaging was prepared using three different formulations; Auranta FV; Inbac-MDA and sodium octanoate at two concentrations (2.5 and 3.5 times their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC, the lowest concentration that will inhibit the visible growth of the organisms) against Clostridium estertheticum, DSMZ 8809). Inoculated beef samples were packaged using the active packaging and monitored for 100 days storage at 2 °C for blown pack spoilage. The time to the onset of blown pack spoilage was significantly (p < 0...
August 12, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805678/sodium-chloride-and-its-influence-on-the-aroma-profile-of-yeasted-bread
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Markus C E Belz, Claudia Axel, Jonathan Beauchamp, Emanuele Zannini, Elke K Arendt, Michael Czerny
The impact of sodium chloride (NaCl) concentration on the yeast activity in bread dough and its influence on the aroma profile of the baked bread was investigated. Key aroma compounds in the bread samples were analysed by two-dimensional high-resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in combination with solvent-assisted flavour evaporation distillation. High-sensitivity proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry was used to detect and quantify 2-phenylethanol in the headspace of the bread dough during fermentation...
August 12, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805391/chemical-transformations-of-the-fungal-meroterpenoid-dhilirolide-a-reveal-skeletal-degradation-and-rearrangement-reactions-with-biosynthetic-implications
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Krista M Wong, David E Williams, Ryan Centko, E Dilip de Silva, Raymond J Andersen
Treatment of the fungal meroterpenoid dhilirolide A (1) with either sodium azide or perchloric acid results in conversion of the dhilirane carbon skeleton of 1 to the 14,15-dinordhilirane carbon skeleton of the products 5-7, with and without concomitant transfer of an acetyl residue to form a C-9 acetate ester. The discovery of these transformations, which are vinylogous retro-Claisen-type condensations, suggests an efficient biogenetic route to 14,15-dinordhiliranes such as dhilirolide K (3).
August 14, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805386/solvation-effect-on-complexation-of-alkali-metal-cations-by-a-calix-4-arene-ketone-derivative
#17
Josip Pozar, Ivana Niksic-Franjic, Marija Cvetnic, Katarina Leko, Nikola Cindro, Katarina Piculjan, Ivana Borilovic, Leo Frkanec, Vladislav Tomisic
The medium effect on the complexation of alkali metal cations with a calix[4]arene ketone derivative (L) was systematically examined in methanol, ethanol, N-methylformamide, N,N-dimethylformamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, and acetonitrile. In all solvents the binding of Na+ cation by L was rather efficient, whereas the complexation of other alkali metal cations was observed only in methanol and acetonitrile. Complexation reactions were enthalpically controlled, while ligand dissolution was endothermic in all cases...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805381/compressibility-anisotropy-and-electronic-properties-of-oxyanionic-hydrates
#18
Dmitry Vasilievich Korabel'nikov, Yuriy N Zhuravlev
The structural and electronic properties of oxyanionic crystalline hydrates, LiNO3•3H2O, LiClO4•3H2O and NaClO4•H2O, have been studied using density functional theory including van der Waals interactions. It is established that the linear compressibility of lithium perchlorate trihydrate is anisotropic (a < c) and positive, while lithium nitrate trihydrate and sodium perchlorate monohydrate demonstrate negative linear compressibility along the b and c- axes, respectively. Deformation of Ow-H•••O hydrogen bonding motifs is correlated with the negative linear compressibility...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805211/all-atom-md-indicates-ion-dependent-behavior-of-therapeutic-dna-polymer
#19
Ryan L Melvin, William H Gmeiner, Freddie R Salsbury
Understanding the efficacy of and creating delivery mechanisms for therapeutic nucleic acids requires understanding structural and kinetic properties which allow these polymers to promote the death of cancerous cells. One molecule of interest is a 10 mer of FdUMP (5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine-5'-O-monophosphate) - also called F10. Here we investigate the structural and kinetic behavior of F10 in intracellular and extracellular solvent conditions along with non-biological conditions that may be efficacious in in vitro preparations of F10 delivery systems...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804978/birthweight-and-serum-uric-acid-in-american-adolescents
#20
Erika T Rhone, J Bryan Carmody
Elevated serum uric acid is associated with hypertension and chronic kidney disease. We evaluated the relationship between birthweight and uric acid in a nationally representative sample of 5390 US adolescents aged 12-15 in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2012. There was an inverse association between birthweight and uric acid after adjustment for sex, age, race, obesity, and dietary sodium intake. Each 1 kg increase in birthweight was associated with decreased uric acid by 0...
August 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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