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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102388/crystal-structure-of-ba2-la0-727ba0-182m0-091-mo6-m-nb-sb-bi-symmetry-nuance-identified-in-photoluminescence-and-ir-spectroscopy-studies
#1
Rohan Phatak, Santosh K Gupta, Priya Maheshwari, Amitabh Das, Sanjay K Sali
A one-third lanthanum deficiency was created in Ba2LaM(5+)O6 compounds (LaM compounds) to form Ba2La2/3M(5+)O5.5 compounds (La2/3M compounds) for M = Nb, Sb, and Bi. The compounds were prepared by a gel-combustion method using citric acid as a fuel. All the compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). The XRD analysis showed that the space group of the La2/3M compounds remains the same for the Bi and Sb samples when compared to the reported LaM compounds, except for the Nb sample. La2/3Nb and La2/3Sb adopt a rhombohedral structure with the space group R3[combining macron], whereas La2/3Bi adopts a monoclinic structure with the space group I2/m...
January 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098315/a-ph-responsive-wormlike-micellar-system-of-a-noncovalent-interaction-based-surfactant-with-a-tunable-molecular-structure
#2
Wanli Kang, Pengxiang Wang, Haiming Fan, Hongbin Yang, Caili Dai, Xia Yin, Yilu Zhao, Shujun Guo
Responsive wormlike micelles are very useful in a number of applications, whereas it is still challenging to create dramatic viscosity changes in wormlike micellar systems. Here we developed a pH-responsive wormlike micellar system based on a noncovalent constructed surfactant, which is formed by the complexation of N-erucamidopropyl-N,N-dimethylamine (UC22AMPM) and citric acid at the molar ratio of 3 : 1 (EACA). The phase behavior, aggregate microstructure and viscoelasticity of EACA solutions were investigated by macroscopic appearance observation, rheological and cryo-TEM measurements...
January 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098049/influence-of-barley-grain-particle-size-and-treatment-with-citric-acid-on-digestibility-ruminal-fermentation-and-microbial-protein-synthesis-in-holstein-calves
#3
M Kazemi-Bonchenari, A Z M Salem, S López
Chemical and physical treatments of barley grain increase ruminally resistant starch and can improve the rumen fermentation pattern. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of chemical (addition of citric acid, CA) and physical (grinding to two different particle sizes, PS) treatment of barley grain on performance, rumen fermentation, microbial protein yield in the rumen and selected blood metabolites in growing calves. In all, 28 male Holstein calves (172±5.1 kg initial BW) were used in a complete randomised design with a factorial arrangement of 2 barley grain particle sizes×2 levels of citric acid...
January 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093038/metabonomic-strategy-to-the-evaluation-of-chinese-medicine-salvia-miltiorrhiza-and-dalbergia-odorifera-interfering-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#4
Fei Mu, Jialin Duan, Haixu Bian, Xiaohu Zhai, Peijin Shang, Rui Lin, Meina Zhao, Dongmei Hu, Ying Yin, Aidong Wen, Miaomiao Xi
Extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza and Dalbergia Odorifera (SM-DOO) has been traditionally used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, information regarding the pharmacodyamic material basis and potential mechanism remain unknown. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: Sham, Model, Diltiazem and SM-DOO group, n=6. Rats were pretreated with homologous drugs for 7 days, then subjected to 30 min of ischemia followed by 180 min of reperfusion. Cardioprotection effects of SM-DOO on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury rats were examined by hemodynamic, infarct area, histopathology, biochemical indicators and western blot analysis...
January 16, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092854/biopharmaceutical-characterization-of-praziquantel-cocrystals-and-cyclodextrin-complexes-prepared-by-grinding
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Martina Cugovčan, Jasna Jablan, Jasmina Lovrić, Dominik Cinčić, Nives Galić, Mario Jug
Mechanochemical activation using several different co-grinding additives was applied as a green chemistry approach to improve physiochemical and biopharmaceutical properties of praziquantel (PZQ). Liquid assisted grinding with an equimolar amount of citric acid (CA), malic acid (MA), salicylic acid (SA) and tartaric acid (TA) gained in cocrystal formation, which all showed pH-dependent solubility and dissolution rate. However, the most soluble cocrystal of PZQ with MA was chemically unstable, as seen during the stability testing...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091642/robust-double-shelled-znga2o4-hollow-spheres-for-photocatalytic-reduction-of-co2-to-methane
#6
Yuan Zhang, Ping Li, Lan-Qin Tang, Yong-Qiang Li, Yong Zhou, Jun-Ming Liu, Zhi-Gang Zou
Robust, double-shelled ZnGa2O4 hollow spheres were successfully fabricated by hydrothermally treating an aqueous solution containing Zn(ii), Ga(iii), and citric acid, followed by annealing at 600 °C, 700 °C, or 800 °C in air to remove the carbon species. The hollow structure is expected to trap incident photons to enhance the light absorbance. The sample annealed at 700 °C exhibited the optimized photocatalytic performance in the reduction of CO2 in the presence of water vapor to methane. This property is ascribed to the improved crystallinity of the sample, which has fewer defect centers for the recombination of electron-hole pairs compared with that annealed at 600 °C...
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088122/a-comparative-study-on-the-effects-of-ultrathin-luminescent-graphene-oxide-quantum-dot-goqd-and-graphene-oxide-go-nanosheets-on-the-interfacial-interactions-and-mechanical-properties-of-an-epoxy-composite
#7
B Karimi, B Ramezanzadeh
The reinforcement effect of graphene oxide nanosheets on the mechanical properties of an epoxy coating has been extensively studied. However, the effect of graphene oxide quantum dot (GOQD) as a new unique carbon based nanomaterial (with lateral dimension of 5-6nm and thickness of one carbon atom) on the mechanical properties of epoxy coating has not been reported and compared with GO yet. So this study aims at fabrication of a high-performance polymer composite with unique mechanical properties using GOQD nanosheets...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081293/role-of-pyridoxal-5-phosphate-at-the-titanium-implant-interface-in-vivo-increased-hemophilicity-inactive-platelet-adhesion-and-osteointegration
#8
Jung Seung Lee, Kyuri Kim, Joseph P Park, Seung-Woo Cho, Haeshin Lee
Titanium is the most biocompatible inorganic biomaterial with a long history of use in orthopedic and dental implants. However, promoting rapid and effective bone formation and integration onto etched, rough TiO2 surfaces has been a challenging topic. Here, 21 commercially available molecules are examined that met the following criteria: (1) contain phosphonic acid for stable immobilization onto TiO2 surfaces and (2) have a molecular weight less than 500 Da for negligible coating thickness. Of these molecules, the surface immobilization of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), an active form of vitamin B6 , dramatically increases the hemophilic property of the surface and accelerated osteointegration in vivo...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073690/citrate-pathophysiology-and-metabolism
#9
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Mehran Monchi
By chelating ionized calcium, citrate allows extracorporeal circuit anticoagulation without a bleeding risk for the patient. Citrate anticoagulation is also associated with a reduced activation of leucocytes and platelets. Citrate clearance by citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle) is not modified by renal failure, but is reduced by about 50% in patients with cirrhosis. Toxic effects of citrate result from a decrease in plasma ionized calcium of the patient. The first side effect is a prolongation of the QT interval...
December 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069502/synthesis-and-characterization-of-citrate-based-fluorescent-small-molecules-and-biodegradable-polymers
#10
Zhiwei Xie, Jimin P Kim, Qing Cai, Yi Zhang, Jinshan Guo, Ranjodh S Dhami, LiLi, Bin Kong, Yixue Su, Kevin A Schug, Jian Yang
Novel citric acid based photoluminescent dyes and degradable polymers are synthesized via a facile "one-pot" reaction. A comprehensive understanding of the fluorescence mechanisms of the resulting citric acid-based fluorophores is reported. Two distinct types of fluorophores are identified: a thiozolopyridine family with high quantum yield, long lifetime, and exceptional photostability, and a dioxopyridine family with relatively lower quantum yield, multiple lifetimes, and solvent-dependent band shifting behavior...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064483/one-pot-hydrothermal-synthesis-of-carbon-dots-with-efficient-up-and-down-converted-photoluminescence-for-sensitive-detection-of-morin-in-a-dual-readout-assay
#11
Jia-Yu Li, Yang Liu, Qun Wei Shu, Jia-Man Liang, Fang Zhang, Xian-Ping Chen, Xiao-Yan Deng, Mark T Swihart, Ke Jun Tan
Blue luminescent carbon dots (CDs) with high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (48.3 ± 5.3%) were prepared by one-pot hydrothermal reaction of citric acid with polyethyleneimine (PEI). The CDs display bright PL, narrow emission spectra, pH-dependent PL intensity, high photostability, and up-converted luminescence. The CDs exhibit quenching of both down- and up-conversion PL in the presence of morin and thus serve as useful probes for morin detection. Both down- and up-conversion measurements allow quantification of concentrations from 0-300 µmol/L with a detection limit of 0...
January 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064091/dose-response-characteristics-of-clematis-triterpenoid-saponins-and-clematichinenoside-ar-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rats-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-serum-and-urine-metabolomics
#12
Rui Li, Lin-Xiu Guo, Yi Li, Wen-Qi Chang, Jian-Qun Liu, Li-Fang Liu, Gui-Zhong Xin
Clematidis Radix et Rhizoma is a traditional Chinese medicine widely used for treating arthritic disease. Clematis triterpenoid saponins (TS) and clematichinenoside AR (C-AR) have been considered to be responsible for its antiarthritic effects. However, the underling mechanism is still unclear because of their low bioavailability. To address of this issue, metabolomics tools were performed to determine metabolic variations associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and responses to Clematis TS, C-AR and positive drug (Triptolide, TP) treatments...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063211/nmr-metabolomics-investigates-the-influence-of-flavonoid-enriched-rations-on-chicken-plasma
#13
Charalambos Fotakis, Dimitra Z Lantzouraki, Michael Goliomytis, Panagiotis E Simitzis, Maria Charismiadou, Stelios G Deligeorgis, Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis
The use of flavonoids as dietary supplements is well established, mainly due to their intense antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, hesperidin, naringin, and vitamin E were used as additives at different concentrations in poultry rations in order to achieve meat of improved quality. NMR metabolomics was applied to chicken blood serum samples to discern whether and how the enriched rations affected the animals’ metabolic profile. Variations in the metabolic patterns according to sustenance consumption were traced by orthogonal projections to latent structures discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) models and were attributed to specific metabolites by using S-line plots...
January 7, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061390/wettability-and-surface-morphology-of-eroded-dentin-treated-with-chitosan
#14
Mirian Saavedra Ururahy, Fabiana Almeida Curylofo-Zotti, Rodrigo Galo, Lucas Fabricio Bahia Nogueira, Ana Paula Ramos, Silmara Aparecida Milori Corona
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of chitosan, at concentrations of 2.5% and 5.0%, on the wettability of the eroded dentin, followed by analysis of surface morphology by SEM. METHODS: 104 bovine dentin slabs were ground, polished and then immersed in 20mL of citric acid (pH=3.2) under continuous stirring for 2h. Specimens were randomly divided according to the dentin substrate: sound and eroded, and then, subdivided into 4 groups (n=10): without rewetting (control), 1% acetic acid, 2...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056649/taste-quality-confusions-influences-of-age-smoking-ptc-taster-status-and-other-subject-characteristics
#15
Richard L Doty, Jonathan H Chen, Jane Overend
Many persons misidentify the quality of taste stimuli, a phenomenon termed "taste confusion." In this study of 1000 persons, we examined the influences of age, sex, causes of chemosensory disturbances, and genetically determined phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taster status on taste quality confusions for four tastants (sucrose, citric acid, sodium chloride, caffeine). Overall, sour-bitter confusions were most common (19.3%), followed by bitter-sour (11.4%), salty-bitter (7.3%), salty-sour (7.0%), bitter-salty (3...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056169/concomitant-leaching-and-electrochemical-extraction-of-rare-earth-elements-from-monazite
#16
Synthia Maes, Wei-Qin Zhuang, Korneel Rabaey, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Tom Hennebel
Rare earth elements (REEs) have become increasingly important in modern day technologies. Unfortunately, their recycling is currently limited, and the conventional technologies for their extraction and purification are exceedingly energy and chemical intensive. New sustainable technologies for REE extraction from both primary and secondary resources would be extremely beneficial. This research investigated a two-stage recovery strategy focused on the recovery of neodymium (Nd) and lanthanum (La) from monazite ore that combines microbially based leaching (using citric acid and spent fungal supernatant) with electrochemical extraction...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055179/a-non-natural-protein-rescues-cells-deleted-for-a-key-enzyme-in-central-metabolism
#17
Katherine M Digianantonio, Maria Korolev, Michael H Hecht
An important goal of synthetic biology is to create novel proteins that provide life-sustaining functions in living organisms. Recent attempts to produce novel proteins have focused largely on rational design involving significant computational efforts. In contrast, nature does not design sequences a priori. Instead, nature relies on Darwinian evolution to select biologically functional sequences from non-designed sequence space. To mimic natural selection in the laboratory, we combed through libraries of novel sequences and selected proteins that rescue E...
January 5, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053506/development-of-a-chitosan-based-double-layer-coated-tablet-as-a-platform-for-colon-specific-drug-delivery
#18
Min Soo Kim, Dong Woo Yeom, Sung Rae Kim, Ho Yub Yoon, Chang Hyun Kim, Ho Yong Son, Jin Han Kim, Sangkil Lee, Young Wook Choi
A double layer-coated colon-specific drug delivery system (DL-CDDS) was developed, which consisted of chitosan (CTN) based polymeric subcoating of the core tablet containing citric acid for microclimate acidification, followed by an enteric coating. The polymeric composition ratio of Eudragit E100 and ethyl cellulose and amount of subcoating were optimized using a two-level factorial design method. Drug-release characteristics in terms of dissolution efficiency and controlled-release duration were evaluated in various dissolution media, such as simulated colonic fluid in the presence or absence of CTNase...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052433/diverse-functions-of-multidrug-and-toxin-extrusion-mate-transporters-in-citric-acid-efflux-and-metal-homeostasis-in-medicago-truncatula
#19
Junjie Wang, Qiuqiang Hou, Penghui Li, Lina Yang, Xuecheng Sun, Vagner A Benedito, Jiangqi Wen, Beibei Chen, Kirankumar S Mysore, Jian Zhao
The MATE transporter family comprises 70 members in the Medicago truncatula genome, and they play seemingly important, yet mostly uncharacterized, physiological functions. Here, we employed bioinformatics and molecular genetics to identify and characterize MATE transporters involved in citric acid export, Al(3+) tolerance and Fe translocation. MtMATE69 is a citric acid transporter induced by Fe-deficiency. Overexpression of MtMATE69 in hairy roots altered Fe homeostasis and hormone levels under Fe-deficient or Fe-oversupplied conditions...
January 4, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051641/phosphate-recovery-through-struvite-family-crystals-precipitated-in-the-presence-of-citric-acid-mineralogical-phase-and-morphology-evaluation
#20
D S Perwitasari, L Edahwati, S Sutiyono, S Muryanto, J Jamari, A P Bayuseno
Precipitation strategy of struvite-family crystals is presented in this paper to recover phosphate and potassium from a synthetic wastewater in the presence of citric acid at the elevated temperature. The crystal-forming solutions were prepared from crystals of for MgCl2 and NH4H2PO4 with a molar ratio of 1:1:1 for Mg(+2) , NH4(+) and PO4(-3), and the citric acid (C6H8O7) was prepared (in the amounts of 1.00 and 20.00 ppm) from citric acid crystals. was added. The Rietveld analysis of XRPD pattern confirmed a mixed product of struvite, struvite-(K) and newberyite crystallized at 30 (O)C in the absence of citric acid...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Technology
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