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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220807/characterization-of-leaf-waste-based-biochar-for-cost-effective-hydrogen-sulphide-removal-from-biogas
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Shivali Sahota, Virendra Kumar Vijay, P M V Subbarao, Ram Chandra, Pooja Ghosh, Goldy Shah, Rimika Kapoor, Vandit Vijay, Vaibhav Koutu, Indu Shekhar Thakur
Installation of decentralized units for biogas production along with indigenous upgradation systems can be an effective approach to meet growing energy demands of the rural population. Therefore, readily available leaf waste was used to prepare biochar at different temperatures and employed for H2S removal from biogas produced via anaerobic digestion plant. It is found that biochar prepared via carbonization of leaf waste at 400 °C effectively removes 84.2% H2S (from 1254 ppm to 201 ppm) from raw biogas for 25 min in a continuous adsorption tower...
November 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207994/the-functional-and-molecular-studies-on-involvement-of-hydrogen-sulphide-in-myometrial-activity-of-non-pregnant-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
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Sooraj V Nair, Vipin Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Pooja Jaitley, Karikalan Mathesh, Soumen Choudhury, Satish Kumar Garg
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a member of the gasotransmitters family, is known to play patho-physiological role in different body systems including during pregnancy. But its involvement in myometrial spontaneity and associated signalling pathways in uterus in non-pregnant animals is yet to be studied. Present study describes the effect of L-cysteine, an endogenous H2S donor, on isolated myometrial strips of non-pregnant buffaloes and the underlying signaling mechanism(s). RESULTS: L-cysteine (10 nM-30 mM) produced concentration-dependent contractile effect on buffalo myometrium which was extracellular Ca2+ and L-type calcium channels-dependent...
December 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161281/the-administration-of-hydrogen-sulphide-prior-to-ischemic-reperfusion-has-neuroprotective-effects-in-an-acute-stroke-model
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Chul-Woong Woo, Jae-Im Kwon, Kyung-Won Kim, Jeong-Kon Kim, Sang-Beom Jeon, Seung-Chae Jung, Choong-Gon Choi, Sang-Tae Kim, Jinil Kim, Su Jeong Ham, Woo-Hyun Shim, Yu Sub Sung, Hyun Kwon Ha, Yoonseok Choi, Dong-Cheol Woo
Emerging evidence has suggested that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may alleviate the cellular damage associated with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we assessed using 1H-magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRI/MRS) and histologic analysis whether H2S administration prior to reperfusion has neuroprotective effects. We also evaluated for differences in the effects of H2S treatment at 2 time points. 1H-MRI/MRS data were obtained at baseline, and at 3, 9, and 24 h after ischemia from 4 groups: sham, control (I/R injury), sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS)-30 and NaHS-1 (NaHS delivery at 30 and 1 min before reperfusion, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158002/sofc-single-cells-fed-by-biogas-experimental-tests-with-trace-contaminants
#5
Davide Papurello, Andrea Lanzini
Biogas from biological treatments and from the waste degradation in landfills generally contains a wide range of trace impurities (e.g., sulphur compounds, siloxanes, halogens, tar compounds, etc.). This paper describes an experimental analysis performed with SOFC single cells fed by a synthetic gas polluted by H2S, HCl, D4 and a mixture of H2S + C2Cl4. The aim is to detect the threshold tolerance limit on different cell performance parameters. Results show how: hydrogen sulphide has a strong impact on the polarization losses due to the nickel sulphide formation on the electrode that causes a mass transfer resistance...
November 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104732/the-role-of-nrf2-in-cardiovascular-function-and-disease
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REVIEW
Sandro Satta, Ayman M Mahmoud, Fiona L Wilkinson, M Yvonne Alexander, Stephen J White
Free radicals, reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), hydrogen sulphide, and hydrogen peroxide play an important role in both intracellular and intercellular signaling; however, their production and quenching need to be closely regulated to prevent cellular damage. An imbalance, due to exogenous sources of free radicals and chronic upregulation of endogenous production, contributes to many pathological conditions including cardiovascular disease and also more general processes involved in aging. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (NFE2L2; commonly known as Nrf2) is a transcription factor that plays a major role in the dynamic regulation of a network of antioxidant and cytoprotective genes, through binding to and activating expression of promoters containing the antioxidant response element (ARE)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090613/hypoxic-conditions-in-stormwater-retention-ponds-potential-for-hydrogen-sulfide-emission
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Liyu Chen, Robert Delatolla, Patrick M D'Aoust, Ru Wang, Frances Pick, Alexandre Poulain, Colin D Rennie
Improper design and maintenance of stormwater ponds (SWPs) may lead to hypoxic conditions, poor water quality and the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The objective of this study is to develop a comprehensive understanding of hypoxic conditions of SWPs, with a focus on the potential for H2S production and emission. This study was conducted at two retention SWPs in Ottawa, Canada; a problematic pond with the propensity for H2S emission and a reference pond that did not demonstrate H2S emission. The investigation illustrated a significant impact of low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations, hypoxic conditions, on the concentration of total sulphides in the water column...
November 1, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080166/spectrophotometric-quantification-of-reactive-oxygen-nitrogen-and-sulfur-species-in-plant-samples
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Chrystalla Antoniou, Andreas Savvides, Egli C Georgiadou, Vasileios Fotopoulos
Reactive oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur species are key signalling molecules involved in multiple physiological processes that can be examined in qualitative and quantitative manners. Here, we describe simple spectrophotometric assays that allow the quantification of hydrogen peroxide, nitrite-derived nitric oxide and hydrogen sulphide from plant tissues.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077740/convergent-evolution-of-reduced-energy-demands-in-extremophile-fish
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Courtney N Passow, Lenin Arias-Rodriguez, Michael Tobler
Convergent evolution in organismal function can arise from nonconvergent changes in traits that contribute to that function. Theory predicts that low resource availability and high maintenance costs in extreme environments select for reductions in organismal energy demands, which could be attained through modifications of body size or metabolic rate. We tested for convergence in energy demands and underlying traits by investigating livebearing fish (genus Poecilia) that have repeatedly colonized toxic, hydrogen sulphide-rich springs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055193/specific-bioanalytical-optical-and-photoelectrochemical-assays-for-detection-of-methanol-in-alcoholic-beverages
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Javier Barroso, Beatriz Díez-Buitrago, Laura Saa, Marco Möller, Nerea Briz, Valeri Pavlov
Methanol is a poison which is frequently discovered in alcoholic beverages. Innovative methods to detect methanol in alcoholic beverages are being constantly developed. We report for the first time a new strategy for the detection of methanol using fluorescence spectroscopy and photoelectrochemical (PEC) analysis. The analytical system is based on the oxidation of cysteine (CSH) with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) enzymatically generated by alcohol oxidase (AOx). H2O2 oxidizes capping agent CSH, modulating the growth of CSH-stabilized cadmium sulphide quantum dots (CdS QDs)...
October 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038536/hydrogen-sulphide-treatment-increases-insulin-sensitivity-and-improves-oxidant-metabolism-through-the-camkkbeta-ampk-pathway-in-pa-induced-ir-c2c12-cells
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Xubo Chen, Xueyan Zhao, Fazhang Lan, Tao Zhou, Hua Cai, Haiying Sun, Weijia Kong, Wen Kong
Studies have reported attenuation of insulin resistance (IR) by improving phosphorylation of the insulin signalling pathway. However, the upstream molecular signalling pathway is still elusive. In this study, Western blot was used to evaluate the phosphorylation level of the insulin signalling pathway and the AMPK pathway. 2-NBDG was used to evaluate glucose uptake. Ca(2+) imaging was used to assess change of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration. We found that NaHS enhanced the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration and glucose uptake and activated the insulin signalling cascade in a palmitic acid (PA)-induced IR model in C2C12 cells...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037570/trace-elements-and-arsenic-speciation-in-tissues-of-tube-dwelling-polychaetes-from-hydrothermal-vent-ecosystems-east-pacific-rise-an-ecological-role-as-antipredatory-strategy
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Marta Di Carlo, Donato Giovannelli, Daniele Fattorini, Nadine Le Bris, Costantino Vetriani, Francesco Regoli
Hydrothermal vent systems are inhabited by dense benthic communities adapted to extreme conditions such as high temperature, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and elevated fluxes of metals. In the present work, a wide range of trace elements (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, V and Zn) were measured in tissues of three tube dwelling annelids, Alvinella pompejana, Alvinella caudata and Riftia pachyptila, which colonize distinct habitats of the East Pacific Rise (EPR) at 2500 m depth. Metals concentrations in alvinellids were often 2-4 orders of magnitude higher than those commonly found in marine organisms, while much lower values were observed in the vestimentiferan polychaete...
October 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020961/hazardous-waste-and-health-impact-a-systematic-review-of-the-scientific-literature
#13
REVIEW
L Fazzo, F Minichilli, M Santoro, A Ceccarini, M Della Seta, F Bianchi, P Comba, M Martuzzi
Waste is part of the agenda of the European Environment and Health Process and included among the topics of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health. Disposal and management of hazardous waste are worldwide challenges. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the evidence of the health impact of hazardous waste exposure, applying transparent and a priori defined methods. The following five steps, based on pre-defined systematic criteria, were applied. 1. Specify the research question, in terms of "Population-Exposure-Comparators-Outcomes" (PECO)...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017870/biogas-purification-with-biomass-ash
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M Fernández-Delgado Juárez, P Mostbauer, A Knapp, W Müller, S Tertsch, A Bockreis, H Insam
The aim of the study was to investigate the option to purify biogas from small-scale biogas plants by entrapping CO2 and H2S with regionally available biomass ash. Connected to the existing biogas plant Neustift (Tyrol) wood ash placed in a 1 m(3) container was used as a trap for CO2 and H2S in the biogas. With the process conditions chosen, for a period of a few hours CO2 was trapped resulting in pure methane. The removal of H2S was much longer-lasting (up to 34 d). The cumulative H2S uptake by the biomass ash ranged from 0...
October 7, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977784/exogenous-h2s-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-activating-autophagy-via-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#15
Fan Yang, Linxue Zhang, Zhaopeng Gao, Xiaojiao Sun, Miao Yu, Shiyun Dong, Jichao Wu, Yajun Zhao, Changqing Xu, Weihua Zhang, Fanghao Lu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Autophagy plays an important role in cellular homeostasis through the disposal and recycling of cellular components. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is the third endogenous gas that has been shown to confer cardiac protective effects. Given the regulation of autophagy in cardioprotection, this study aimed to investigate the protective effects of H2S via autophagy during high glucose treatment. METHODS: This study investigated the content of H2S in the plasma as well as myocardial, ultrastructural changes in mitochondria and autophagosomes...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944326/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-hydrogen-sulphide-on-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-rats
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Kutay Sağlam, Etem Alhan, Serdar Türkyılmaz, Birgül Kural Vanizor, Cengiz Erçin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effect of the Hydrogen sulfidedonor sodiumhydrosulphide on acute necrotizing pancreatitis in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 42 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups: sham+saline (group 1), sham+NaHS (group 2), acute necrotizing pancreatitis+saline (group 3), and acute necrotizing pancreatitis+NaHS (group 4). Acute pancreatitis was induced in rats in groups 3 and 4 with the infusion of glycodeoxycholic acidinto the biliopancreatic canal and infusion of cerulein parenterally...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943473/h2s-is-a-key-antisecretory-molecule-against-cholera-toxin-induced-diarrhoea-in-mice-evidence-for-non-involvement-of-the-ac-camp-pka-pathway-and-ampk
#17
Francisca B M Sousa, Luan K M Souza, Nayara A Sousa, Thiago S L Araújo, Simone de Araújo, Dvison M Pacífico, Irismara S Silva, Renan O Silva, Lucas A D Nicolau, Fabiana M Souza, Marcelo C Filgueiras, Jefferson S Oliveira, Marcellus H L P Souza, Jand Venes R Medeiros
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a gasotransmitter that participates in various physiological and pathophysiological processes within the gastrointestinal tract. We studied the effects and possible mechanism of action of H2S in secretory diarrhoea caused by cholera toxin (CT). The possible mechanisms of action of H2S were investigated using an intestinal fluid secretion model in isolated intestinal loops on anaesthetized mice treated with CT. NaHS and Lawesson's reagent and l-cysteine showed antisecretory activity through reduction of intestinal fluid secretion and loss of Cl(-) induced by CT...
September 21, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928375/an-efficient-co3s4-cop-hybrid-catalyst-for-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
#18
Tingting Wang, Liqian Wu, Xiaobing Xu, Yuan Sun, Yuanqi Wang, Wei Zhong, Youwei Du
The development of efficient, universal and inexpensive electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is central to the area of sustainable energy conversion. Considering the Co-based sulfides/phosphides have the same catalytic mechanism with the hydrogenases occurring in nature. Here, a new catalyst based on Co3S4/CoP hybrid that is comprised entirely cheap and earthabundant elements, was first synthesized via a two-step method, the Co(CO3)0.5(OH)·0.11H2O precursor was prepared by a hydrothermal method, followed by phosphidation and sulphidation under Ar atmosphere simultaneously...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
#19
Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901567/do-penile-haemodynamics-change-in-the-presence-of-hydrogen-sulphide-h2-s-donor-in-metabolic-syndrome-induced-erectile-dysfunction
#20
E Dayar, E Kara, G Yetik-Anacak, N Hocaoglu, O Bozkurt, S Gidener, N Durmus
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined in relation to the metabolic syndrome (metS). Hydrogen sulphide (H2 S), a gasotransmitter, has been revealed to get involved in hypertension, insulin secretion and regulation of vascular tone especially in erectile physiology. This study aimed to investigate the effect of H2 S on metS-induced ED. Animals were divided into two groups as control and metS, which were fed with standard diet or 60% high-fructose diet for 10 weeks respectively. The metS model was evaluated with biochemical analyses, waist circumference/tibia length ratio and HOMA index...
September 13, 2017: Andrologia
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