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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092819/silver-nanoparticles-supported-over-mesoporous-alumina-as-an-efficient-nanocatalyst-for-n-alkylation-of-hetero-aromatic-amines-and-aromatic-amines-using-alcohols-as-alkylating-agent
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Priyanka Paul, Piyali Bhanja, Noor Salam, Usha Mandi, Asim Bhaumik, Seikh Mafiz Alam, Sk Manirul Islam
We have successfully embedded rhombohedral crystallites of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) over mesoporous alumina (Ag@Al2O3) material for the first time. The Ag@Al2O3 has been characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), ultra high resolution transmission electron microscopy (UHR-TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), N2 adsorption/desorption isotherm, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra (UV-Vis), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The PXRD confirms the presence of the rhombohedral phase of Ag nanoparticles...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092637/non-invasive-classification-of-breast-microcalcifications-using-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
#2
Bahaa Ghammraoui, Lucretiu M Popescu
We investigate the use of energy dispersive x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (ED-CSCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic method to differentiate between type I and type II breast calcifications. This approach is sensitive to the differences of composition and internal crystal structure of different types of microcalcifications. The study is carried out by simulating a CSCT system with a scanning pencil beam, considering a polychromatic x-ray source and an energy-resolving photon counting detector. In a first step, the multidimensional angle and energy distributed CSCT data is reduced to the projection-space distributions of only a few components, corresponding to the expected target composition: adipose, glandular tissue, weddellite (calcium oxalate) for type I calcifications, and hydroxyapatite for type II calcifications...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092482/alfred-caleb-taylor-1860-1927-x-ray-pioneer-and-martyr
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Martyn Thomas
Alfred Caleb Taylor was the first radiographer at the Peterborough Infirmary and Dispensary from 1896 to 1923. He constructed the first X-ray apparatus and oversaw the development of the X-ray service in Peterborough. He contracted a chronic radiation dermatitis from exposure to X-rays which was a source of considerable suffering for him. When he died in 1927, X-ray dermatitis was considered to have contributed to his death, and he was recognised as an X-ray martyr and a victim of science. In spite of his achievements and his ill-health from working with X-rays, his name is not included on the Martyrs Memorial in Hamburg...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092155/discovery-of-first-in-class-potent-and-orally-bioavailable-eed-inhibitor-with-robust-anti-cancer-efficacy
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Ying Huang, Jeff Zhang, Zhengtian Yu, Hailong Zhang, Youzhen Wang, Andreas Lingel, Wei Qi, X Justin Gu, Kehao Zhao, Michael David Shultz, Long Wang, Xingnian Fu, Yongfeng Sun, Qiong Zhang, Xiangqing Jiang, Jiang-Wei Zhang, Chunye Zhang, Ling Li, Jue Zeng, Lijian Feng, Chao Zhang, Yueqin Liu, Man Zhang, Lijun Zhang, Mengxi Zhao, Zhenting Gao, Xianghui Liu, Douglas Fang, Haibing Guo, Yuan Mi, Tobias Gabriel, Michael P Dillon, Peter Atadja, Counde Oyang
Overexpression and somatic heterozygous mutations of EZH2, the catalytic subunit Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), are associated with several tumor types. EZH2 inhibitor, EPZ-6438 (Tazemetostat), demonstrated clinical efficacy in patients with acceptable safety profile as monotherapy. EED, another subunit of PRC2 complex, is essential for its histone methyltransferase activity through direct binding to trimethylated lysine 27 on histone 3 (H3K27Me3). Herein we disclose the discovery of a first-in-class potent, selective and orally bioavailable EED inhibitor EED226 (compound 43)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091545/improvement-of-thermoelectric-properties-and-their-correlations-with-electron-effective-mass-in-cu1-98sxse1-x
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Lanling Zhao, Frank Yun Fei, Jun Wang, Funing Wang, Chunlei Wang, Jichao Li, Jiyang Wang, Zhenxiang Cheng, Shixue Dou, Xiaolin Wang
Sulphur doping effects on the crystal structures, thermoelectric properties, density-of-states, and effective mass in Cu1.98SxSe1-x were studied based on the electrical and thermal transport property measurements, and first-principles calculations. The X-ray diffraction patterns and Rietveld refinements indicate that room temperature Cu1.98SxSe1-x (x = 0, 0.02, 0.08, 0.16) and Cu1.98SxSe1-x (x = 0.8, 0.9, 1.0) have the same crystal structure as monoclinic-Cu2Se and orthorhombic-Cu2S, respectively. Sulphur doping can greatly enhance zT values when x is in the range of 0...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090689/%C3%AE-aminoxy-peptoids-a-unique-peptoid-backbone-with-a-preference-for-cis-amide-bonds
#6
Viktoria Krieger, Emanuele Ciglia, Roland Thoma, Vera Vasylyeva, Benedikt Frieg, Nader de Sousa Amadeu, Thomas Kurz, Christoph Janiak, Holger Gohlke, Finn Kristian Hansen
α-Peptoids, or N-substituted glycine oligomers, are an important class of peptidomimetic foldamers with proteolytic stability. Nevertheless, the presence of cis-/trans-amide bond conformers, which contribute to the high flexibility of α-peptoids, is considered as a major drawback. A modified peptoid backbone with an improved control of the amide bond geometry could therefore help to overcome this limitation. Here we have performed the first thorough analysis of the folding propensities of α-aminoxy peptoids (or N-substituted 2-aminoxyacetic acid oligomers)...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089448/structural-basis-for-the-interaction-of-a-human-small-heat-shock-protein-with-the-14-3-3-universal-signaling-regulator
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Nikolai N Sluchanko, Steven Beelen, Alexandra A Kulikova, Stephen D Weeks, Alfred A Antson, Nikolai B Gusev, Sergei V Strelkov
By interacting with hundreds of protein partners, 14-3-3 proteins coordinate vital cellular processes. Phosphorylation of the small heat shock protein, HSPB6, within its intrinsically disordered N-terminal domain activates its interaction with 14-3-3, ultimately triggering smooth muscle relaxation. After analyzing the binding of an HSPB6-derived phosphopeptide to 14-3-3 using isothermal calorimetry and X-ray crystallography, we have determined the crystal structure of the complete assembly consisting of the 14-3-3 dimer and full-length HSPB6 dimer and further characterized this complex in solution using fluorescence spectroscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, and limited proteolysis...
December 30, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088718/highly-efficient-inactivation-of-bacteria-found-in-drinking-water-using-chitosan-bentonite-composites-modelling-and-breakthrough-curve-analysis
#8
Sarah C Motshekga, Suprakas Sinha Ray
Disinfection of bacterially-contaminated drinking water requires a robust and effective technique and can be achieved by using an appropriate disinfectant material. The advanced use of nanomaterials is observed as an alternative and effective way for the disinfection process and water treatment as a whole. Hence, the inactivation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) using chitosan-Bentonite (Cts-Bent) composites was studied in a fixed bed column. Cts-Bent composites were synthesized using in situ cross-linking method using Bent-supported silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088081/lead-pb-2-and-copper-cu-2-remediation-from-water-using-superparamagnetic-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-flame-spray-pyrolysis-fsp
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Shalini Rajput, Lok P Singh, Charles U Pittman, Dinesh Mohan
Superparamagnetic maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles of controllable morphology were successfully synthesized using a flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) technique. Their physico-chemical properties, size, morphology, and surface chemistries were determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction patterns (SAED), SEM-EDX, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and pHZPC(6.3). Elemental contents before and after adsorption were identified using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and elemental mapping...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088005/nicotine-hydrogen-tartrate-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-formulation-characterization-and-in-vitro-delivery-from-dry-powder-inhaler-formulation
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Hui Wang, Graeme George, Selena Bartlett, Changyou Gao, Nazrul Islam
This study reports the development of nanoparticles in the form of inhalable micro-aggregates of biodegradable chitosan (CS) loaded with nicotine hydrogen tartrate (NHT) for potential pulmonary delivery of nicotine from dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations with prolonged release profile. The NHT-loaded CS particles were prepared using a water-in-oil emulsion crosslinking method. The prepared particles were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for morphological studies; Zetasizer and Mastersizer were applied for particle size analysis...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087116/application-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-elucidating-the-phenotype-and-genotype-spectrum-of-junctional-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-preliminary-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Vamsi K Yenamandra, Shamsudheen K Vellarikkal, Manoj Kumar, Madhumita R Chowdhury, Rijith Jayarajan, Ankit Verma, Vinod Scaria, Sridhar Sivasubbu, Subrata B Ray, Amit K Dinda, Madhulika Kabra, Punit Kaur, Vinod K Sharma, Gomathy Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is a diverse group of genodermatoses associated with extreme skin fragility. Despite several well-characterized genetic studies, molecular diagnosis of this heterogeneous group is still challenging. Recent advances in the field of genomics have seen the successful implementation of whole exome sequencing (WES) as a fast and efficient diagnostic strategy in several genodermatoses. OBJECTIVE: In view of the scarcity and need of molecular studies for JEB in India, we sought to explore the potential of WES in understanding the mutational spectrum of this rare, in certain subtypes lethal, sub-group of EB...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081458/multistage-bioassociation-of-uranium-onto-an-extremely-halophilic-archaeon-revealed-by-a-unique-combination-of-spectroscopic-and-microscopic-techniques
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Miriam Bader, Katharina Müller, Harald Foerstendorf, Björn Drobot, Matthias Schmidt, Niculina Musat, Juliet S Swanson, Donald T Reed, Thorsten Stumpf, Andrea Cherkouk
The interactions of two extremely halophilic archaea with uranium were investigated at high ionic strength as a function of time, pH and uranium concentration. Halobacterium noricense DSM-15987 and Halobacterium sp. putatively noricense, isolated from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant repository, were used for these investigations. The kinetics of U(VI) bioassociation with both strains showed an atypical multistage behavior, meaning that after an initial phase of U(VI) sorption, an unexpected interim period of U(VI) release was observed, followed by a slow reassociation of uranium with the cells...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080904/photoreceptor-degeneration-in-a-mountain-lion-cub-puma-concolor
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Andrew R DiSalvo, Christopher M Reilly, K Tomo Wiggans, Leslie W Woods, Ray F Wack, Deana L Clifford
An orphaned 4-mo-old female mountain lion cub ( Puma concolor ) was captured along the coastline in Montaña de Oro State Park in Los Osos, California, USA. Following suspicion that the cub was visually impaired, ophthalmic examination revealed diffuse bilateral retinal atrophy. Due to a poor prognosis, humane euthanasia was elected. Necropsy and histopathological findings were consistent with photoreceptor degeneration. Based on the cub's signalment, history, and histopathology, a genetic or nutritional etiology was suspected, with the former etiology more strongly supported...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080056/metadynamics-simulations-distinguish-short-and-long-residence-time-inhibitors-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-8
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Donatella Callegari, Alessio Lodola, Daniele Pala, Silvia Rivara, Marco Mor, Andrea Rizzi, Anna Maria Capelli
The duration of drug efficacy in vivo is a key aspect primarily addressed during the lead optimization phase of drug discovery. Hence, the availability of robust computational approaches that can predict the residence time of a compound at its target would accelerate candidate selection. Nowadays the theoretical prediction of this parameter is still very challenging. Starting from methods reported in the literature, we set up and validated a new metadynamics (META-D)-based protocol that was used to rank the experimental residence times of 10 arylpyrazole cyclin-dependent kinase 8 (CDK8) inhibitors for which target-bound X-ray structures are available...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079944/an-isolable-silicon-dicarbonate-complex-from-carbon-dioxide-activation-with-a-silylone
#15
Alexander Burchert, Shenglai Yao, Robert Müller, Caspar Schattenberg, Yun Xiong, Martin Kaupp, Matthias Driess
The first isolable molecular silicon dicarbonate complex (bis-NHC)Si(CO3 )2 2 (bis-NHC=H2 C[{NC(H)=C(H)N(Dipp)}C:]2 , Dipp=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) was synthesized by facile reaction of the bis-N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized silylone (bis-NHC)Si 1, bearing a zero-valent silicon atom, with carbon dioxide. The monomeric silicon dioxide complex (bis-NHC)SiO2 3 supported by the bis-NHC ligand was proposed as a key intermediate resulting from double oxygenation of the zero-valent silicon atom in 1 by two molar equivalents of CO2 under liberation of CO; its subsequent Lewis acid-base reaction with CO2 leads to 2 which has been fully characterized including an single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079501/clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Lucy Coates, Jonathan C Packham, Paul Creamer, Sarah Hailwood, Ashley S Bhalla, Kuntal Chakravarty, Diamuid Mulherin, Gordon Taylor, Derek L Mattey, Ashok K Bhalla
OBJECTIVES: A prospective, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial over 2 years was performed to test the efficacy of alendronate, an oral aminobisphosphonate, in improving symptoms and arrest disease progression in patients with mild to severe ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: 180 patients with AS were randomised to receive weekly alendronate 70 mg or placebo (1:1 randomisation). BAS-G was the primary outcome measure with Bath indices as secondary outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079307/coordination-of-krf2-to-a-naked-metal-cation-mg-2
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Matic Lozinšek, Hélène P A Mercier, David S Brock, Boris Žemva, Gary J Schrobilgen
Examples of coordination compounds in which KrF2 functions as a ligand are very rare. In contrast, XeF2 provides a rich coordination chemistry with a variety of main-group and transition metal cations. The reactions of Mg(AsF6 )2 and KrF2 in HF or BrF5 solvent have afforded [Mg(KrF2 )4 (AsF6 )2 ] and [Mg(KrF2 )4 (AsF6 )2 ]⋅2 BrF5 , respectively, the first examples of a metal cation ligated by KrF2 . Their X-ray crystal structures and Raman spectra show that the KrF2 ligands and [AsF6 ](-) anions are F-coordinated to a naked Mg(2+) cation...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077246/testing-of-a-palatable-bait-and-compatible-vaccine-carrier-for-the-oral-vaccination-of-european-badgers-meles-meles-against-tuberculosis
#18
Sonya Gowtage, Gareth A Williams, Ray Henderson, Paul Aylett, Duncan MacMorran, Si Palmer, Andy Robertson, Sandrine Lesellier, Stephen P Carter, Mark A Chambers
The oral vaccination of wild badgers (Meles meles) with live Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the tools being considered for the control of bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. The design of a product for oral vaccination requires that numerous, and often competing, conditions are met. These include the need for a highly palatable, but physically stable bait that will meet regulatory requirements, and one which is also compatible with the vaccine formulation; in this case live BCG...
January 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076948/cerium-iv-imido-complexes-structural-experimental-and-reactivity-studies
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Lukman A Solola, Alexander V Zabula, Walter L Dorfner, Brian C Manor, Patrick J Carroll, Eric J Schelter
A series of alkali metal capped cerium(IV) imido complexes, [M(solv)x][Ce=N(3,5-(CF3)2C6H3)(TriNOx)] (M = Li, K, Rb, Cs; solv = TMEDA, THF, Et2O or DME), was isolated and fully characterized. An X-ray structural investigation of the cerium imido complexes demonstrated the impact of the alkali metal counterions on the geometry of the [Ce=N(3,5-(CF3)2C6H3)(TriNOx)]- moiety. Substantial shortening of the Ce=N bond was observed with increasing size of the alkali metal cation. The first complex featuring an unsupported, terminal multiple bond between a Ce(IV) ion and a ligand fragment was also isolated by encapsulation of a Cs+ counterion with 2...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074852/initiation-and-growth-kinetics-of-solidification-cracking-during-welding-of-steel
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L Aucott, D Huang, H B Dong, S W Wen, J A Marsden, A Rack, A C F Cocks
Solidification cracking is a key phenomenon associated with defect formation during welding. To elucidate the failure mechanisms, solidification cracking during arc welding of steel are investigated in situ with high-speed, high-energy synchrotron X-ray radiography. Damage initiates at relatively low true strain of about 3.1% in the form of micro-cavities at the weld subsurface where peak volumetric strain and triaxiality are localised. The initial micro-cavities, with sizes from 10 × 10(-6) m to 27 × 10(-6 )m, are mostly formed in isolation as revealed by synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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