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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512568/acemetacin-cocrystal-structures-by-powder-x-ray-diffraction
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Geetha Bolla, Vladimir Chernyshev, Ashwini Nangia
Cocrystals of acemetacin drug (ACM) with nicotinamide (NAM), p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), valerolactam (VLM) and 2-pyridone (2HP) were prepared by melt crystallization and their X-ray crystal structures determined by high-resolution powder X-ray diffraction. The powerful technique of structure determination from powder data (SDPD) provided details of molecular packing and hydrogen bonding in pharmaceutical cocrystals of acemetacin. ACM-NAM occurs in anhydrate and hydrate forms, whereas the other structures crystallized in a single crystalline form...
May 1, 2017: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511043/environmental-behavior-of-12-uv-filters-and-photocatalytic-profile-of-ethyl-4-aminobenzoate
#2
Adela Jing Li, Ziye Sang, Chi-Hang Chow, Japhet Cheuk-Fung Law, Ying Guo, K S-Y Leung
Ethyl-4-aminobenzoate (Et-PABA) is currently used as a substitute for 4-aminobenzoate (PABA) in sunscreens and anesthetic ointments. Despite its widespread use and hydrophilicity, Et-PABA has never been found in environmental waters. This study, probed the occurrence of Et-PABA in both seawater and drinking water sources in Hong Kong, and evaluated its transformation products (TPs) and environmental fate via cumulative potency and photocatalytic profile analyses. Another 11 UV filters used in skin-care products were also studied...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504463/magnetocatalytic-graphene-quantum-dots-janus-micromotors-for-bacterial-endotoxin-detection
#3
Beatriz Jurado-Sánchez, Marta Pacheco, Jaime Rojo, Alberto Escarpa
Magnetocatalytic hybrid Janus micromotors encapsulating phenylboronic acid (PABA) modified graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are described herein as ultrafast sensors for the detection of deadly bacteria endotoxins. A bottom-up approach was adopted to synthesize an oil-in-water emulsion containing the GQDs along with a high loading of platinum and iron oxide nanoparticles on one side of the Janus micromotor body. The two different "active regions" enable highly efficient propulsion in the presence of hydrogen peroxide or magnetic actuation without the addition of a chemical fuel...
May 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496135/isolated-bacillus-subtilis-strain-330-2-and-its-antagonistic-genes-identified-by-the-removing-pcr
#4
Zahoor Ahmad, Jia Wu, Lulu Chen, Wubei Dong
Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) may trigger tolerance against biotic/abiotic stresses and growth enhancement in plants. In this study, an endophytic bacterial strain from rapeseed was isolated to assess its role in enhancing plant growth and tolerance to abiotic stresses, as well as banded leaf and sheath blight disease in maize. Based on 16S rDNA and BIOLOG test analysis, the 330-2 strain was identified as Bacillus subtilis. The strain produced indole-3-acetic acid, siderophores, lytic enzymes and solubilized different sources of organic/inorganic phosphates and zinc...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452396/reversible-supracolloidal-self-assembly-of-cobalt-nanoparticles-to-hollow-capsids-and-their-superstructures
#5
Nonappa, Johannes S Haataja, Jaakko V I Timonen, Sami Malola, Peter Engelhardt, Nikolay Houbenov, Manu Lahtinen, Hannu Häkkinen, Olli Ikkala
The synthesis and spontaneous, reversible supracolloidal hydrogen bond-driven self-assembly of cobalt nanoparticles (CoNPs) into hollow shell-like capsids and their directed assembly to higher order superstructures is presented. CoNPs and capsids form in one step upon mixing dicobalt octacarbonyl (Co2 CO8 ) and p-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) in 1,2-dichlorobenzene using heating-up synthesis without additional catalysts or stabilizers. This leads to pABA capped CoNPs (core ca. 5 nm) with a narrow size distribution...
June 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448745/medium-optimization-for-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-pqq-production-by-methylobacillus-sp-zju323-using-response-surface-methodology-and-artificial-neural-network-genetic-algorithm
#6
Peilian Wei, Zhenjun Si, Yao Lu, Qingfei Yu, Lei Huang, Zhinan Xu
Methylobacillus sp. zju323 was adopted to improve the biosynthesis of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) by systematic optimization of the fermentation medium. The Plackett-Burman design (PBD) was implemented to screen for the key medium components for the PQQ production. CoCl2 · 6H2O, ρ-amino benzoic acid (PABA), and MgSO4 · 7H2O were found capable of enhancing the PQQ production most significantly. A five level-three factor central composite design (CCD) was employed to investigate the direct and interactive effects of these variables...
April 27, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439930/detection-and-identification-of-platelet-antibodies-using-a-sensitive-multiplex-assay-system-platelet-antibody-bead-array
#7
Krista Metzner, Julie Bauer, Heather Ponzi, Allison Ujcich, Brian R Curtis
BACKGROUND: Tests for platelet-specific antibodies are important in the diagnosis of immune platelet disorders. Monoclonal antibody glycoprotein capture assays have been the gold standards in platelet antibody detection for almost 30 years. However, such assays are complex and cumbersome to perform, which limits their routine use. We report the performance of a newly developed, easy to perform platelet antibody bead array (PABA) for the detection of platelet-specific antibodies. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: PABA is the equivalent of the monoclonal antigen capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (MACE) on a bead and instead with fluorescent detection of immunoglobulin (Ig)G platelet antibodies by Luminex...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402142/development-of-separation-technology-for-the-removal-of-radium-223-from-targeted-thorium-conjugate-formulations-part-ii-purification-of-targeted-thorium-conjugates-on-cation-exchange-columns
#8
Janne Olsen Frenvik, Knut Dyrstad, Solveig Kristensen, Olav B Ryan
Tumour targeting pharmaceuticals will play a crucial role in future pharma pipelines. The Targeted Thorium Conjugate (TTC) therapeutic platform could provide real benefit to patients, whereby targeting moieties like monoclonal antibodies are radiolabelled with the alpha-emitting radionuclide thorium-227 ((227)Th, t1/2=18.7 days). A potential problem could be the accumulation of the long-lived daughter nuclide radium-223 ((223)Ra, t1/2=11.4 days) in the drug product during manufacture and distribution. Therefore, the level of (223)Ra must be standardised before administration to the patient...
April 12, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391487/ecotoxicological-evaluation-of-the-uv-filters-ethylhexyl-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic-acid-and-octocrylene-using-marine-organisms-isochrysis-galbana-mytilus-galloprovincialis-and-paracentrotus-lividus
#9
A Giraldo, R Montes, R Rodil, J B Quintana, L Vidal-Liñán, R Beiras
The growing concern regarding the negative effects of solar radiation on the skin has led to a drastic increase in the use of sunscreens containing in its composition up to 10% of aromatic chemicals, such as ethylhexyl dimethyl p-aminobenzoic acid (OD-PABA) and octocrylene (OC). The objective of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and to assess the environmental risk posed by these two ultraviolet filters, widely used in cosmetics and as plastic additives, in the marine environment. Several ecotoxicological bioassays were performed with three model organisms belonging to different trophic levels: the microalgae Isochrysis galbana, the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, and the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus...
May 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383205/igm-myeloma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-134-patients
#10
Jorge J Castillo, Artur Jurczyszyn, Lucie Brozova, Edvan Crusoe, Jacek Czepiel, Julio Davila, Angela Dispenzieri, Marion Eveillard, Mark A Fiala, Irene M Ghobrial, Alessandro Gozzetti, Joshua N Gustine, Roman Hajek, Vania Hungria, Jiri Jarkovsky, David Jayabalan, Jacob P Laubach, Barbara Lewicka, Vladimir Maisnar, Elisabet E Manasanch, Philippe Moreau, Elizabeth A Morgan, Hareth Nahi, Ruben Niesvizky, Claudia Paba-Prada, Tomas Pika, Ludek Pour, John L Reagan, Paul G Richardson, Jatin Shah, Ivan Spicka, Ravi Vij, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Morie A Gertz
IgM myeloma is a rare hematologic malignancy for which the clinicopathological features and patient outcomes have not been extensively studied. We carried out a multicenter retrospective study in patients with diagnosis of IgM myeloma defined by >10% marrow involvement by monoclonal plasma cells, presence of an IgM monoclonal paraproteinemia of any size, and anemia, renal dysfunction, hypercalcemia, lytic lesions and/or t(11;14) identified by FISH. A total of 134 patients from 20 centers were included in this analysis...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343007/bioconcentration-and-multi-biomarkers-of-organic-uv-filters-bm-dbm-and-od-paba-in-crucian-carp
#11
Binni Ma, Guanghua Lu, Jianchao Liu, Zhenhua Yan, Haohan Yang, Ting Pan
Organic UV filters (OUV-Fs) are increasingly used in sunscreens and personal care products. In the present work, the bioconcentration and multi-biomarker effects of butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (BM-DBM) and ethylhexyl dimethyl p-aminobenzoate (OD-PABA) were investigated in crucian carp (Carassius auratus). The fish were exposed to various concentrations of BM-DBM (3.88, 35.61, 181.85 and 337.15μg/L), OD-PABA (4.66, 53.83, 264.22 and 459.32μg/L) and their mixture (2.31+2.79, 23.69+26.18, 97.37+134.81 and 193...
March 23, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193055/lysosome-targeting-fluorogenic-probe-for-cathepsin-b-imaging-in-living-cells
#12
Yuqi Wang, Jinbo Li, Liandong Feng, Jingfang Yu, Yan Zhang, Deju Ye, Hong-Yuan Chen
Cathepsin B (CTB) is a lysosomal protease which has been recognized as a promising biomarker for many malignant tumors, and accurate detection of its activity is important in early diagnosis of cancers and predicting metastasis. Herein, we reported a lysosome-targeting fluorogenic small-molecule probe for fluorescence imaging of lysosomal CTB in living cancer cells by incorporating a CTB-recognitive peptide substrate Cbz-Lys-Lys-p-aminobenzyl alcohol (Cbz-Lys-Lys-PABA) and a lysosome locating group morpholine...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905500/targeting-intracellular-p-aminobenzoic-acid-production-potentiates-the-anti-tubercular-action-of-antifolates
#13
Joshua M Thiede, Shannon L Kordus, Breanna J Turman, Joseph A Buonomo, Courtney C Aldrich, Yusuke Minato, Anthony D Baughn
The ability to revitalize and re-purpose existing drugs offers a powerful approach for novel treatment options against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other infectious agents. Antifolates are an underutilized drug class in tuberculosis (TB) therapy, capable of disrupting the biosynthesis of tetrahydrofolate, an essential cellular cofactor. Based on the observation that exogenously supplied p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) can antagonize the action of antifolates that interact with dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS), such as sulfonamides and p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), we hypothesized that bacterial PABA biosynthesis contributes to intrinsic antifolate resistance...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853705/shelf-life-evaluation-of-ricotta-fresca-sheep-cheese-in-modified-atmosphere-packaging
#14
Carlo Pala, Christian Scarano, Massimiliano Venusti, Daniela Sardo, Daniele Casti, Francesca Cossu, Sonia Lamon, Vincenzo Spanu, Michela Ibba, Michela Marras, Antonio Paba, Carlo Spanu, Enrico Pietro Luigi De Santis
Ricotta fresca cheese is the product of Sardinian dairy industry most exposed to microbial post-process contamination. Due to its technological characteristics, intrinsic parameters, pH (6.10-6.80) and water activity (0.974-0.991), it represents an excellent substrate for the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms, which are usually resident in cheese-making plants environments. Generally, ricotta fresca has a shelf life of 5-7 days. For this reason, at industrial level, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is used to extend the durability of the product...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827943/a-spatial-hierarchical-analysis-of-the-temporal-influences-of-the-el-ni%C3%A3-o-southern-oscillation-and-weather-on-dengue-in-kalutara-district-sri-lanka
#15
Prasad Liyanage, Hasitha Tissera, Maquins Sewe, Mikkel Quam, Ananda Amarasinghe, Paba Palihawadana, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Valérie R Louis, Yesim Tozan, Joacim Rocklöv
Dengue is the major public health burden in Sri Lanka. Kalutara is one of the highly affected districts. Understanding the drivers of dengue is vital in controlling and preventing the disease spread. This study focuses on quantifying the influence of weather variability on dengue incidence over 10 Medical Officer of Health (MOH) divisions of Kalutara district. Weekly weather variables and data on dengue notifications, measured at 10 MOH divisions in Kalutara from 2009 to 2013, were retrieved and analysed. Distributed lag non-linear model and hierarchical-analysis was used to estimate division specific and overall relationships between weather and dengue...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806428/daratumumab-elotuzumab-and-the-development-of-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies-in-multiple-myeloma
#16
J P Laubach, C E Paba Prada, P G Richardson, D L Longo
There has been substantial progress in clinical outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). This encouraging trend derives in large part from the increasing number of effective therapeutic options and the ability because of this to achieve higher quality responses to treatment. The approval of both daratumumab and of elotuzumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, in late 2015, was a notable achievement in the field, as daratumumab and elotuzumab represent the first monoclonal antibodies available for use in MM...
January 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796094/analysis-of-the-biotechnological-potential-of-a-lentinus-crinitus-isolate-in-the-light-of-its-secretome
#17
Geison Cambri, Mirta Mittelstedt Leal de Sousa, Davi de Miranda Fonseca, Fabricio Marchini, Joana Lea Meira da Silveira, Jaime Paba
Analysis of fungal secretomes is a prospection tool for the discovery of new catalysts with biotechnological applications. Since enzyme secretion is strongly modulated by environmental factors, evaluation of growth conditions is of utmost importance to achieve optimal enzyme production. In this work, a nonsequenced wood-rotting fungus, Lentinus crinitus, was used for secretome analysis by enzymatic assays and a proteomics approach. Enzyme production was assessed after the fungus was cultured in seven different carbon sources and three nitrogen-containing compounds...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734316/degradation-of-triclosan-in-the-presence-of-p-aminobenzoic-acid-under-simulated-sunlight-irradiation
#18
Pingping Zhai, Xuan Chen, Wenbo Dong, Hongjing Li, Jean-Marc Chovelon
This study aimed to investigate the degradation of triclosan (TCS) in the presence of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) under simulated sunlight irradiation (λ ≥ 290 nm). The effect of PABA concentration, pH, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and DOM-hydrolytic Fe(III) species complexes on the photodegradation of TCS in the presence of PABA (TCS-PABA) was also studied. The photolysis of TCS-PABA obeyed pseudo-first-order kinetics well, and the degradation of TCS-PABA enhanced with increasing solution pH (from 3...
January 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723351/aggregate-elasticity-crystal-structure-and-tableting-performance-for-p-aminobenzoic-acid-and-a-series-of-its-benzoate-esters
#19
Aditya B Singaraju, Kyle Nguyen, Abhay Jain, Rahul V Haware, Lewis L Stevens
The tableting performance for p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and a series of its benzoate esters with increasing alkyl chain length (methyl-, ethyl-, and n-butyl) was determined over a broad range of compaction pressures. The crystalline structure of methyl benzoate (Me-PABA) exhibits no slip systems and does not form viable compacts under any compaction pressure. The ethyl (Et-PABA) and n-butyl (Bu-PABA) esters each have a similar, corrugated-layer structure that displays a prominent slip plane and improves material plasticity at low compaction pressure...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711471/the-influence-of-solution-environment-on-the-nucleation-kinetics-and-crystallisability-of-para-aminobenzoic-acid
#20
T D Turner, D M C Corzo, D Toroz, A Curtis, M M Dos Santos, R B Hammond, X Lai, K J Roberts
The influence of solvent type on the solution thermodynamics, nucleation-kinetics and crystal growth of alpha para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) crystallising from supersaturated ethanol, acetonitrile and water solutions, is examined using poly-thermal analysis of the metastable zone width. Application of a recently proposed model for analysis of crystallisation kinetics (J. Cryst. Growth, 2010, 312, 698-704) indicates a solvent and concentration dependence of the nucleation mechanism and key nucleation parameters for the alpha form of PABA...
October 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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