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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239716/h-bonding-controls-the-emission-properties-of-functionalized-carbon-nano-dots
#1
Soumalya Mukherjee, Edamana Prasad, Anju Chadha
Bathochromic and hypsochromic shifts in the photo-luminescent spectra of doped and functionalized carbon nano-dots (CDs) arise due to the complex interaction between CDs and the solvent molecules around them. Nitrogen-functionalized carbon nano-dots (N-CDs) were synthesized from citric acid and urea using microwave assisted hydrothermal methods. Optical studies (absorption and photoluminescence) from the as-synthesized N-CDs were carried out in polar protic, aprotic and non-polar solvents. When excited at 355 nm, blue photoluminescence (PL) was observed from the N-CDs dispersed in polar aprotic solvents while green emission was observed in polar protic solvents...
February 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238266/impact-of-fluorescent-lighting-on-oxidation-of-model-wine-solutions-containing-organic-acids-and-iron
#2
Paris Grant-Preece, Célia Barril, Leigh M Schmidtke, Andrew C Clark
Previous studies have provided evidence that light exposure can increase oxygen consumption in wine and that the photodegradation of iron(III) tartrate could contribute to this process. In the present study, model wine solutions containing iron(III) and various organic acids, either alone or combined, were stored in sealed clear glass wine bottles and exposed to light from fluorescent lamps. Dissolved oxygen was monitored and afterwards the organic acid degradation products were determined and the capacity of the solutions to bind sulfur dioxide, the main wine preservative, was assessed...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238181/removal-of-heavy-metals-from-polluted-soil-using-the-citric-acid-fermentation-broth-a-promising-washing-agent
#3
Hongjiao Zhang, Yuntao Gao, Huabin Xiong
The citric acid fermentation broth was prepared and it was employed to washing remediation of heavy metal-polluted soil. A well-defined washing effect was obtained, the removal percentages using citric acid fermentation broth are that 48.2% for Pb, 30.6% for Cu, 43.7% for Cr, and 58.4% for Cd and higher than that using citric acid solution. The kinetics of heavy metals desorption can be described by the double constant equation and Elovich equation and is a heterogeneous diffusion process. The speciation analysis shows that the citric acid fermentation broth can effectively reduce bioavailability and environmental risk of heavy metals...
February 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235991/process-development-of-itaconic-acid-production-by-a-natural-wild-type-strain-of-aspergillus-terreus-to-reach-industrially-relevant-final-titers
#4
Susan Krull, Antje Hevekerl, Anja Kuenz, Ulf Prüße
Itaconic acid is a promising organic acid and is commercially produced by submerged fermentation of Aspergillus terreus. The cultivation process of the sensitive filamentous fungus has been studied intensively since 1932, with respect to fermentation media components, oxygen supply, shearing rate, pH value, or culture method. Whereas increased final titers were achieved over the years, the productivity has so far remained quite low. In this study, the impact of the pH on the itaconic acid production was investigated in detail...
February 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231154/natural-chemical-composition-of-commercial-fish-species-characterisation-of-pangasius-wild-and-farmed-turbot-and-barramundi
#5
Monika Manthey-Karl, Ines Lehmann, Ute Ostermeyer, Ute Schröder
To comply with the relevant legal requirements and correct labelling, it is necessary for business operators and inspection authorities to know the natural characteristics of the raw material. This study gives a comprehensive overview of muscle flesh composition of farmed and wild Atlantic turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) and barramundi (Lates calcarifer) and of farmed pangasius (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus). The proximate composition, di- and triphosphates and citric acid values are presented in order to evaluate possible indicators for a hidden treatment during processing to fillets...
August 30, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230818/post-chornobyl-remote-radiation-effects-on-human-sperm-and-seminal-plasma-characteristics
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S V Andreychenko, A V Klepko, L V Gorban, O A Motryna, L V Grubska, O V Trofimenko
AIM: The research was aimed on analysis of the remote consequences of Chornobyl accident on the reproductive function of men adult residing in Ukraine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 232 male volunteers with mean age of 34 years (range 20-47) from 5 different regions of Ukraine (Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Poltava, and Kyiv city) were enrolled in cross-sectional studies of long term radiation effects on seminal plasma and sperm. All manipulations, analysis and classification of ejaculates were done accordingly to WHO recommendations...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229947/high-throughput-screening-and-scale-up-of-cocrystals-using-resonant-acoustic-mixing
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Karthik Nagapudi, Evelyn Yanez Umanzor, Colin Masui
This paper explores the effectiveness of resonant acoustic mixing RAM for screening and scale up of cocrystals 16 cocrystal systems were selected as test cases based on previous literature precedent A 96 well plate set up in conjunction with zirconia beads was used for cocrystal screening using RAM A success rate of 80% was obtained in the screen for plates containing solvent or solvent plus Zirconia beads A proof of concept production of hydrated and anhydrous cocrystals of 1:1 Theophylline Citric acid system at a 400mg scale was demonstrated using solvent and bead assisted RAM Finally the parameters affecting the scale up of 2:1 Theophylline Oxalic acid cocrystals was explored in a systematic fashion using a Design of Experiments DOE approach The RAM parameters of acceleration and mixing time were optimized using the DOE approach A quantitative XRPD method was developed to determine the extent of conversion to the cocrystal when using RAM Mixing time of 2hours and an acceleration of 60 G were determined to be optimal The optimized parameters were used to demonstrate scale up of 2:1 Theophylline Oxalic acid cocrystals at an 80 gram scale with a net yield of 94% RAM is thus established as an environmentally friendly mechanochemical technique for both high throughput screening and scaled up production of cocrystals...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225559/effects-of-an-alternative-oxidase-gene-on-conidia-viability-under-external-stresses-in-monascus-ruber-m7
#8
Yanchun Shao, Qi Li, Youxiang Zhou, Fusheng Chen
Monascus species can produce natural edible pigments and many other bioactive metabolites. In this study, mraox gene (Monascus ruber alternative oxidase) was isolated, sequenced, and replaced in order to investigate the function in resistance of conidia to stressful conditions. The derived protein of the mraox gene consisted of 350 amino acids with a conserved ferritin-like diiron-binding domain at the C-terminus, sharing a high homolog with alternative oxidase proteins in other filamentous fungi. Deletion of mraox gene repressed the conidia germination rate (CGR) when conidia were exposed to H2 O2 , high temperature (40 and 50 °C) and alkerline buffer (pH8...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224688/liver-tissue-metabolic-profiling-and-pathways-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-rats
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Suwen Qi, Si Huang, Xin Chen, Qin Huo, Ni Xie, Jun Xia
AIM: The mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in hepatocytes is unknown, and our aim is to study the tissue metabolic profiling and pathways of NASH. METHODS: We built rat models for simple steatosis and NASH and analyzed the liver extract using a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer (LC-MS). The acquired data were processed by multivariate principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) to obtain metabolic profiling...
February 22, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224657/cryoprotectant-effect-of-trehalose-in-extender-on-post-thaw-quality-and-in-vivo-fertility-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-bull-spermatozoa
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S Iqbal, S Naz, H Ahmed, S M H Andrabi
This study was designed to ascertain the cryoprotectant effects of different concentrations of trehalose [0 (T0), 25 (T25), 35 (T35), 45 (T45) mm], egg yolk [20% (E20), 15% (E15) v/v] and glycerol [7% (G7), 5% (G5) v/v] in Tris-citric acid-based extender on post-thaw quality and in vivo fertility of buffalo bull spermatozoa. Twenty-five ejaculates were collected from five bulls and split into four parts. After that, the split ejaculates from each of the bull were diluted either in T0E20G7 (control) or T25E20G5 or T35E15G5 or T45E15G5 extender...
February 22, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224393/coamorphous-loratadine-citric-acid-system-with-enhanced-physical-stability-and-bioavailability
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Jin Wang, Ruimiao Chang, Yanan Zhao, Jiye Zhang, Ting Zhang, Qiang Fu, Chun Chang, Aiguo Zeng
Coamorphous systems using citric acid as a small molecular excipient were studied for improving physical stability and bioavailability of loratadine, a BCS class II drug with low water solubility and high permeability. Coamorphous loratadine-citric acid systems were prepared by solvent evaporation technique and characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Solid-state analysis proofed that coamorphous loratadine-citric acid system (1:1) was amorphous and homogeneous, had a higher T g over amorphous loratadine, and the intermolecular hydrogen bond interactions between loratadine and citric acid exist...
February 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221961/synergistic-antilisterial-effects-of-mixtures-of-lysozyme-and-organic-acids
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Myeonggeun Oh, Joongjae Lee, Yoonhwa Jeong, Misook Kim
We investigated the synergistic effects of lysozyme combined with organic acids to inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes . The antilisterial effects of the combination of lysozyme and acetic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, or succinic acid were evaluated using the checkerboard method and time-kill assay. The MIC was 25,000 mg/liter for lysozyme, 625 mg/liter for acetic acid, and 1,250 mg/liter for the other acids. The MBC was 10,000 mg/liter for all of the tested organic acids. The combination of lysozyme and each organic acid showed synergistic effects via the checkerboard method; however, the time-kill assay showed synergistic effects for only three combinations of 1,250 mg/liter lysozyme with succinic acid (312 and 625 mg/liter) or malic acid (625 mg/liter)...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221924/reductions-in-natural-microbial-flora-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-pathogenic-salmonella-on-jalapeno-peppers-processed-in-a-commercial-antimicrobial-cabinet-a-pilot-plant-trial
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Jeremy M Adler, Erin D Cain-Helfrich, Cangliang Shen
This experiment aimed to validate the use of antimicrobial solutions in a spray cabinet to inactivate natural microbial flora, nonpathogenic Escherichia coli , and Salmonella on jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers, uninoculated or inoculated with a five-strain mixture of rifampin-resistant E. coli (3.9 log CFU/g) or novobiocin- and nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella (4.2 log CFU/g), were passed through a commercial antimicrobial cabinet containing both a top and bottom bar spraying (1.38 bar and 2 liters/min) water, sodium hypochlorite (50 ppm), sodium hypochlorite with pH adjusted to 6...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221871/determination-of-the-relative-effectiveness-of-four-food-additives-in-degrading-aflatoxin-in-distillers-wet-grains-and-condensed-distillers-solubles
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H U Shi, Richard L Stroshine, Klein Ileleji
The food additives sodium bisulfite, sodium hypochlorite, citric acid, and ammonium persulfate were evaluated for their effectiveness in degrading aflatoxin in samples of distillers wet grains (DWG) and condensed distillers solubles (CDS) obtained from an industrial ethanol plant. Aqueous food additive solutions, 0.5% by weight, were added to DWG or CDS at the level of 0.5 ml/g of sample, and the materials were heated at 90°C for 1 h. Sodium bisulfite was not effective in degrading aflatoxin in either DWG or CDS...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221389/optical-electrical-and-magnetic-properties-of-lanthanum-strontium-manganite-la1-xsrxmno3-synthesized-through-the-citrate-combustion-method
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Ali Omar Turky, Mohamed Mohamed Rashad, Ali Mostafa Hassan, Elsayed M Elnaggar, Mikhael Bechelany
Generally, strontium-doped lanthanum manganites (LSM) are materials connected ordinarily as cathodes in the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). In this study, the structural, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of La1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.2, 0.5, 0.8) synthesized using an organic acid precursor strategy were investigated, based on using citric acid as a fuel. Evidently, the results disclosed that a pure single monoclinic LSM phase was obtained from the thermally treated precursors annealed at 1000 °C with an annealing time of 2 h...
February 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219808/photoluminescent-and-biodegradable-polycitrate-polyethylene-glycol-polyethyleneimine-polymers-as-highly-biocompatible-and-efficient-vectors-for-bioimaging-guided-sirna-and-mirna-delivery
#16
Min Wang, Yi Guo, Meng Yu, Peter X Ma, Cong Mao, Bo Lei
: Development of biodegradable and biocompatible non-viral vectors with intrinsical multifunctional properties such as bioimaging ability for highly efficient nucleic acids delivery still remains a challenge. Here, a biodegradable poly (1, 8-octanedio-citric acid)-co-polyethylene glycol grafted with polyethyleneimine (PEI) (POCG-PEI) polymers with the photoluminescent capacity were synthesized for nucleic acids delivery (siRNA and miRNA). POCG-PEI polymers can efficiently bind various nucleic acids, protect them against enzymatic degradation and release the genes in the presence of polyanionic heparin...
February 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218705/accumulation-of-carotenoids-and-metabolic-profiling-in-different-cultivars-of-tagetes-flowers
#17
Yun Ji Park, Soo-Yun Park, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Hyung-Geun Ahn, Jae Kwang Kim, Sang Un Park
Species of Tagetes, which belong to the family Asteraceae show different characteristics including, bloom size, shape, and color; plant size; and leaf shape. In this study, we determined the differences in primary metabolites and carotenoid yields among six cultivars from two Tagetes species, T. erecta and T. patula. In total, we detected seven carotenoids in the examined cultivars: violaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, α-carotene, β-carotene, 9-cis-β-carotene, and 13-cis-β-carotene. In all the cultivars, lutein was the most abundant carotenoid...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215906/does-diurnal-variation-in-cough-reflex-testing-exist-in-healthy-young-adults
#18
Sarah Perry, Maggie-Lee Huckabee
The aim of this study was to investigate whether diurnal variation in cough reflex sensitivity exists in healthy young adults when a tidal-breathing method is used. Fifty-three participants (19-37 years) underwent cough reflex testing on two occasions: once in the morning (between 9 am - midday) and once in the afternoon (between 2-5 pm). The order of testing was counter-balanced. Within each assessment, participants inhaled successively higher citric acid concentrations via a facemask, with saline solution randomly interspersed to control for a placebo response...
February 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214934/the-effect-of-low-molecular-weight-organic-acids-on-copper-toxicity-in-e-fetida-in-an-acute-exposure-system
#19
Chuifan Zhou, Meiying Huang, Jiaoda Yu, Ying Li, Aiqin Liu
In the present study, the effects of low-molecular-weight organic acids (OAs) on the toxicity of copper (Cu) to the earthworm Eisenia fetida (E. fetida) were investigated in a simulated soil solution. We exposed E. fetida to soil solution containing Cu and a variety of OAs (acetic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, and EDTA). We found that the addition of OAs reduced the toxicity of Cu to E. fetida, where the reduction was strongest in EDTA and weakest in acetic acid. These compounds decreased the mortality rate of E...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213325/carbon-dots-based-fret-for-the-detection-of-dna-damage
#20
Jiri Kudr, Lukas Richtera, Kledi Xhaxhiu, David Hynek, Zbynek Heger, Ondrej Zitka, Vojtech Adam
Here, we aimed our attention at the synthesis of carbon dots (C-dots) with the ability to interact with DNA to suggest an approach for the detection of DNA damage. Primarily, C-dots modified with amine moieties were synthesized using the one-step microwave pyrolysis of citric acid in the presence of diethylenetriamine. The C-dots showed strong photoluminescence with a quantum yield of 4%. In addition, the C-dots (2.8±0.8nm) possessed a good colloidal stability and exhibited a positive surface charge (ζ=36mV) at a neutral pH...
February 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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