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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793200/influence-of-auxochrome-group-in-disperse-dyes-bearing-azo-groups-as-chromophore-center-in-the-biotransformation-and-molecular-docking-prediction-by-reductase-enzyme-implications-and-assessment-for-environmental-toxicity-of-xenobiotics
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Jefferson Honorio Franco, Bianca F da Silva, Elisangela Franciscon G Dias, Alexandre A de Castro, Teodorico C Ramalho, Maria Valnice Boldrin Zanoni
Synthetic azo dyes have increasingly become a matter of great concern as a result of the genotoxic and mutagenic potential of the products derived from azo dye biotransformation. This work evaluates the manner in which reducing enzymes produced by Escherichia coli (E. coli) act on three disperse dyes bearing azo groups, namely Disperse Red 73 (DR 73), Disperse Red 78 (DR 78), and Disperse Red 167 (DR 167). UV-Vis spectrophotometry, high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD), and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) were applied towards the identification of the main products...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793180/insulin-is-a-potential-antioxidant-for-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline-via-regulating-nrf2-dependent-antioxidant-enzymes
#2
Ying Song, Wei Ding, Yun Bei, Yan Xiao, Hai-Da Tong, Li-Bo Wang, Li-Yao Ai
PURPOSE: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of insulin on diabetic encephalopathy and its mechanism. EXPERIMENTAL AND APPROACH: The diabetic model was established by injection of streptozotocin. Behavior examinations were conducted by the Morris water maze. Histopathological alterations were detected by HE staining. ROS, CAT levels and SOD activity were measured using a microplate reader. In vitro, the viability of wild type and knock-down PC12 cells was detected by MTT assay, the morphology of cells was monitored under a microscope...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793065/arsenic-removal-by-as-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata-from-two-contaminated-soils-a-5-year-study
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Evandro B da Silva, Jason T Lessl, Ann C Wilkie, Xue Liu, Yungen Liu, Lena Q Ma
The ability of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata to remove As from two contaminated soils (CCA from an As-treated wood facility and DVA from a cattle-dipping vat) over 5 years was investigated for the first time. The goal was to evaluate P. vittata's ability to continuously remove As during 10 harvests and identify how soil As was affected by P. vittata under P-sufficient (P-fertilizer) and P-limiting (phosphate rock) conditions. Sequential extraction was used to determine changes in metal distribution among different soil fractions...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793053/aggressive-fluid-and-sodium-restriction-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Karina Sanches Machado d'Almeida, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Gabriela Corrêa Souza, Melina Maria Trojahn, Sofia Louise Santin Barilli, Graziella Aliti, Luís Eduardo Rohde, Andreia Biolo, Luís Beck-da-Silva
OBJECTIVES: Sodium and fluid restriction is commonly prescribed for heart failure patients. However, its role in the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a diet with sodium and fluid restriction with an unrestricted diet in patients admitted for decompensated HFpEF. METHODS: Patients were randomized to a diet with sodium (0.8 g/d) and fluid (800 mL/d) restriction (intervention group [IG]) or an unrestricted diet (control group [CG]) and followed for 7 d or hospital discharge...
March 21, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793042/aminergic-neuromodulation-of-associative-visual-learning-in-harnessed-honey-bees
#5
Nino Mancini, Martin Giurfa, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Aurore Avarguès-Weber
The honey bee Apis mellifera is a major insect model for studying visual cognition. Free-flying honey bees learn to associate different visual cues with a sucrose reward and may deploy sophisticated cognitive strategies to this end. Yet, the neural bases of these capacities cannot be studied in flying insects. Conversely, immobilized bees are accessible to neurobiological investigation but training them to respond appetitively to visual stimuli paired with sucrose reward is difficult. Here we succeeded in coupling visual conditioning in harnessed bees with pharmacological analyses on the role of octopamine (OA), dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) in visual learning...
May 21, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793031/cloning-overexpression-and-purification-of-a-gene-of-unknown-function-of-prophage-loci-from-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-the-destructive-bacterial-pathogen-of-huanglongbing-disease-in-citrus-plants
#6
Duangtip Sudhan, Thamrongjet Puttamuk, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij, Pitak Chuawong
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is one of the most destructive diseases affecting citrus industry worldwide. The causal agent in Asia is a phloem-limited, Gram-negative bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (CLas). Within the genome of CLas lies prophage regions, classified as Type-A, B, C, and D. In particular, Type-D has been indicated to correlate with the blotchy-mottle symptoms of citrus trees. Here we reported the cloning, overexpression, and purification of the ORF1, an open reading frame from the partial Type-D region of CLas obtained from an infected lime tree (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792933/role-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-slowly-progressive-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-the-zitter-rat
#7
Ayuka Ehara, Kazuhiko Nakadate, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Kanji Yoshimoto, Shuichi Ueda
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is involved in nigrostriatal dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration. However, little is known about the distribution patterns and functions of nNOS in slowly progressive DA neurodegeneration. Here we describe the spatiotemporal change in nNOS expression over the course of neurodegeneration and the effect of short- or long-term treatment with the nNOS inhibitor, 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), in zitter (zi/zi) rats. In the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc), nNOS expression was significantly increased with progression of neurodegeneration...
May 21, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792879/astragaloside-suppresses-apoptosis-of-the-podocytes-in-rats-with-diabetic-nephropathy-via-mir-378-traf5-signaling-pathway
#8
Xiao Lei, Bo-da Zhang, Ji-Gang Ren, Fang-Li Luo
AIMS: Apoptosis of podocytes plays a crucial role in diabetic nephropathy (DN) development, and astragaloside (AS-IV) has a significant impact on podocyte apoptosis. This study aims to explore the effect of AS-IV on diabetic nephropathy progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diabetic nephropathy model was established in rats with streptozotocin (STZ) injection. The albuminuria was examined by using the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The expression of miR-378, tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) receptor (TNFR)-associated factor 5 (TRAF5) mRNA and protein was analyzed by qRT-PCR and western blot, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792849/the-role-and-mechanism-of-k-ca-3-1-channels-in-human-monocyte-migration-induced-by-palmitic-acid
#9
Xiao-Zhen Ma, Zheng-Da Pang, Jun-Hong Wang, Zheng Song, Li-Mei Zhao, Xiao-Jun Du, Xiu-Ling Deng
Monocyte migration into diseased tissues contributes to the pathogenesis of diseases. Intermediate-conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ (KCa 3.1) channels play an important role in cell migration. However, the role of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating monocyte migration induced by palmitic acid (PA) is still unclear. Using cultured THP-1 cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects, we investigated the role and signaling mechanisms of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating the migration induced by PA. Using methods of Western blotting analysis, RNA interference, cell migration assay and ELISA, we found that PA-treated monocytes exhibited increment of the protein levels of KCa 3...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792828/recurrence-of-pericardial-mesothelioma-affecting-the-myocardium-after-pericardial-resection
#10
María Rodríguez, Hari R Mallidi, Annacarolina da Silva, Raphael Bueno
Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas1 . These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac failure. Surgery can be curative in early stages and localized tumors and pericardiectomy and chemotherapy are often used as palliative approaches. Herein we present a case of a 54 years old female who has so far survived 4 years after a primary resection of a pericardial mesothelioma, and was referred with myocardial and aorto- pulmonary window recurrences for further treatment...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792798/structural-analysis-of-phospholipid-using-hydrogen-abstraction-dissociation-and-oxygen-attachment-dissociation-in-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Hidenori Takahashi, Yuji Shimabukuro, Daiki Asakawa, Shosei Yamauchi, Sadanori Sekiya, Shinichi Iwamoto, Motoi Wada, Koichi Tanaka
Gas-phase hydrogen radicals were introduced into a quadrupole ion trap containing singly charged phospholipids to obtain structural fragmentation patterns in tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Saturated and unsaturated phosphatidylcholines were used as a model phospholipid, whose chain-length ranges between 16 and 24. The MS/MS spectrum yielded a continuous series of fragment ions with a mass differencesdifference of 14 Da, representing the saturated fatty acyl chains. The fragment ions corresponding to the double-bond position within a single fatty acyl chain showed thea characteristic mass difference of 12 Da...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792652/prostate-cancer-local-treatment-after-radiorecurrence-salvage-cryoablation
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Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, Fernando J Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792591/comprehensive-evolutionary-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-hepacivirus-n-hnv
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M S da Silva, D M Junqueira, L F Baumbach, S P Cibulski, A C S Mósena, M N Weber, S Silveira, G M de Moraes, R D Maia, V C S Coimbra, C W Canal
Hepaciviruses (HVs) have been detected in several domestic and wild animals and present high genetic diversity. The actual classification divides the genus Hepacivirus into 14 species (A-N), according to their phylogenetic relationships, including the bovine hepacivirus [Hepacivirus N (HNV)]. In this study, we confirmed HNV circulation in Brazil and sequenced the whole genome of two strains. Based on the current classification of HCV, which is divided into genotypes and subtypes, we analysed all available bovine hepacivirus sequences in the GenBank database and proposed an HNV classification...
May 24, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792356/isochromanes-from-aspergillus-fumigatus-an-endophytic-fungus-from-cordyceps-sinensis
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Xiao-Hua Li, Xue-Hua Han, Ling-Ling Qin, Jun-Lin He, Zhi-Xing Cao, Yu-Cheng Gu, Da-Le Guo, Yun Deng
Four previously undescribed isochromanes were isolated from the fermentation broth of an endophytic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, which was obtained from the fruiting body of Cordyceps sinensis. Their structures were elucidated through extensive spectroscopic analyses. One racemic isochromane was further purified by chiral HPLC to yield a pair of enantiomers and their absolute configurations were determined by quantum chemical ECD calculations. These isolated compounds were evaluated for cytotoxicity against two cell lines (MV4-11 and MDA-ME-231) and the result showed that compounds 1a and 2 exhibited moderate growth inhibition against MV4-11 cell line...
May 24, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792346/synthesis-of-novel-camphene-based-thiosemicarbazones-and-evaluation-of-anti-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-activity
#15
Mariana R P Souza, Narcimário P Coelho, Vanessa P Baldin, Regiane B L Scodro, Rosilene F Cardoso, Cleuza C da Silva, Fábio Vandresen
In this work the aim of study was the synthesis and evaluation of in vitro anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis activity as well as the cytotoxicity in VERO cells of a series of 17 novel thiosemicarbazones derived from the natural monoterpene (-)-camphene by REMA and MTT methods. Overall, the majority of tested compounds exhibited considerable inhibitory effects on the growth of M. tuberculosis H37 Rv, especially the derivatives 3, 4a-c, 4f, 4i, 4k, 5 and 6a-b. MIC values of 20 tested compounds ranged from 3.9 to > 250 μg/mL...
May 24, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792298/nanobody-antigen-conjugates-elicit-hpv-specific-anti-tumor-immune-responses
#16
Andrew W Woodham, Ross W Cheloha, Jingjing Ling, Mohammad Rashidian, Stephen C Kolifrath, Maia Mesyngier, Joao N Duarte, Justin M Bader, Joseph G Skeate, Diane M Da Silva, W Martin Kast, Hidde L Ploegh
High-risk human papillomavirus-associated cancers express viral oncoproteins (e.g., E6 and E7) that induce and maintain the malignant phenotype. The viral origin of these proteins makes them attractive targets for development of a therapeutic vaccine. Camelid-derived single-domain antibody fragments (nanobodies or VHHs) that recognize cell surface proteins on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) can serve as targeted delivery vehicles for antigens attached to them. Such VHHs were shown to induce CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses against model antigens conjugated to them via sortase, but antitumor responses had not yet been investigated...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792156/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-1h-1-2-3-triazole-linked-1h%C3%A2-dibenzo-b-h-xanthenes-as-inductors-of-ros-mediated-apoptosis-in-the-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
#17
Carolina S Bortolot, Luana da S M Forezi, Roberta K F Marra, Marcelo I P Reis, Barbara V F E Sa, Ricardo Imbroisi Filho, Zeinab Ghasemishahrestani, Mauro Sola-Penna, Patricia Zancan, Vitor F Ferreira, Fernando de C da Silva
BACKGROUND: Low molecular weight 1,2,3-triazoles and naphthoquinones are endowed with various types of biological activity, such as against cancer, HIV and bacteria. However, in some cases, the conjugation of these two nuclei considerably increases their biological activities Objective: In this work, we decided to study the synthesis and screening of bis-naphthoquinones and xanthenes tethered to 1,2,3-triazoles against cancer cell lines, specifically the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7...
May 23, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792028/in-situ-structural-elucidation-and-selective-pb2-ion-recognition-of-polydopamine-film-formed-by-controlled-electrochemical-oxidation-of-dopamine
#18
K S Shalini Devi, Sharu Jacob, Annamalai Senthil Kumar
Owing to the versatility and biocompatibility, a self-polymerized DA (in presence of air at pH 8.5 tris buffer solution) as a polydopamine (pDA) film has been used for a variety of applications. Indeed, instability under electrified condition (serious surface-fouling) and structural ambiguity of the pDA have been found to be unresolved problems. Previously, pDA films (has hygroscopic and insoluble property) prepared by various controlled chemical oxidation methods have been examined for the structural analysis using ex-situ solid-state NMR and Mass Spectroscopic techniques...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792023/fern-9-11-ene-2%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-diol-action-on-insulin-secretion-in-hyperglycemic-conditions
#19
Allisson Jhonatan Gomes Castro, Luisa Helena Cazarolli, Gabrielle Da Luz, Delsi Altenhofen, Hemily Batista Da Silva, Francieli Kanumfre Carvalho, Moacir Geraldo Pizzolatti, Fátima Rmb Silva
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect and the mechanism of action of fernenediol as insulin secretagogue. Wistar rats were treated with 0.1; 1 and 10 mg/kg fernenediol and then induced hyperglycemia by oral glucose. The glycaemia, insulin, LDH, calcium and hepatic glycogen were analyzed. Considering the intestine and pancreas as targets for the triterpene action, the duodenum was used to verify the influence of fernenediol on intestinal glycosidases. Additionally, pancreatic islets were used for studies of 14 C-deoxyglucose uptake and influx of 45 Ca2+ in hyperglycemic medium with/without fernenediol in the presence/absence of an inhibitor/activator of KATP channels, glibenclamide, diazoxide, nifedipine, calcium chelator (BAPTA- AM) and H-89 and ST the inhibitors of the PKA and PKC enzymes...
May 24, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791862/hormone-dependent-breast-cancer-targeting-autophagy-and-pi3k-overcomes-exemestane-acquired-resistance
#20
Cristina Amaral, Tiago Vieira Augusto, Elisiário Tavares-da-Silva, Fernanda M F Roleira, Georgina Correia-da-Silva, Natércia Teixeira
The leading cause of cancer death in women around the world is breast cancer. The aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are considered a first-line treatment for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+ ) breast tumors, in postmenopausal women. Exemestane (Exe) is a powerful steroidal AI, however, despite its therapeutic success, Exe-acquired resistance may occur leading to tumor relapse. Our group previously demonstrated that autophagy acts as a pro-survival process in Exe-induced cell death of ER+ sensitive breast cancer cells...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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