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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793185/production-of-biogas-methane-and-hydrogen-from-anaerobic-digestion-of-hemicellulosic-hydrolysate-generated-in-the-oxidative-pretreatment-of-coffee-husks
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Lívia Caroline Dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Herrera Adarme, Bruno Eduardo Lobo Baêta, Leandro Vinícius Alves Gurgel, Sérgio Francisco de Aquino
Ozone pretreatment of coffee husks (CH) was evaluated to generate hydrolysates for biogas production and to preserve cellulose of the solid phase for 2G ethanol production. Pretreatment variables included liquid-to-solid ratio (LSR), pH and specific applied ozone load (SAOL). Considering single-stage anaerobic digestion (AD), the highest methane production (36 NmL CH4 /g CH) was achieved with the hydrolysate generated in the experiment using LSR 10 mL/g, pH 11 and SAOL 18.5 mg O3 /g CH, leading to 0...
May 21, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793118/efficient-resource-recycling-from-liquid-digestate-by-microalgae-yeast-mixed-culture-and-the-assessment-of-key-gene-transcription-related-to-nitrogen-assimilation-in-microalgae
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Lei Qin, Lu Liu, Zhongming Wang, Weining Chen, Dong Wei
To determine the feasibility of microalgae-yeast mixed culture using the liquid digestate of dairy wastewater (LDDW) for biofuels and single cell protein (SCP) production, the cell growth, nutrient removal and outputs evaluation of the mono and mixed culture of Chlorella vulgaris and Yarrowia lipolytica in LDDW were investigated by adding glycerol as carbon source. The results showed that the mixed culture could enhance the biological utilization efficiency of nitrogen and phosphorus, and obtain higher yield of biomass (1...
May 18, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791799/oxidation-of-microcystins-by-permanganate-ph-and-temperature-dependent-kinetics-effect-of-dom-characteristics-and-oxidation-mechanism-revisited
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Min Sik Kim, Hye-Jin Lee, Ki-Myeong Lee, Jiwon Seo, Changha Lee
Oxidative degradation of six representative microcystins (MCs) (MC-RR, -LR, -YR, -LF, -LW and -LA) by potassium permanganate (KMnO4; Mn(VII)) was investigated, focusing on the temperature- and pH-dependent reaction kinetics, the effect of dissolved organic matter (DOM), and the oxidation mechanisms. Second-order rate constants for the reactions of the six MCs with Mn(VII) (kMn(VII),MC) were determined to be 160.4-520.1 M-1 s-1 (MC-RR > -LR  -YR > -LF  -LW > -LA) at pH 7.2 and 21°C. The kMn(VII),MC values exhibited activation energies ranging from 15...
May 23, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791696/monocenter-experience-with-532-nm-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-by-greenlight-xps%C3%A2-laser-is-it-really-an-endourological-joker-card
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Jamil Ghahhari, Carlo D'Orta, Ambra Rizzoli, Michele Marchioni, Giulia I Primicer, Piergustavo De Francesco, Angelo Civitella, Mario Di Lecce, Pietro Castellan, Roberto Castellucci, Fabio Neri, Fabiola Raffaella Tamburro, Luca Cindolo, Luigi Schips
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we reported on our monocenter experience with GreenLight (GL) Xcelerated Performance System (XPS)™ /MoXy™ laser fiber (American Medical Systems Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota), examining its efficacy, safety, and its ability to effectively treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in benign prostate obstruction (BPO). We also explored and compared the three different endoscopic approaches used for GL treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP, and GreenLight XPS™ enucleation of the prostate...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788716/porous-silsesquioxane-imine-frameworks-as-highly-e%C3%AF-cient-adsorbents-for-cooperative-iodine-capture
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Mateusz Janeta, Wojciech Bury, Slawomir Szafert
The efficient capture and storage of radioactive iodine (129 I or 131 I), which can be formed during nuclear energy generation or storage of nuclear waste, is of paramount importance. Herein we present highly efficient aerogels for reversible iodine capture, namely Porous Silsesquioxane-Imine Frameworks (PSIF), constructed by a condensation of octa(3-aminopropyl)silsesquioxane cage compound (OAS-POSS) and selected multitopic aldehydes. The resulting PSIFs are permanently porous (Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET) surface areas up to 574 m2 /g), thermally stable and present a combination of micro-, meso- and macropores in their structures...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787915/binding-behavior-of-trelagliptin-and-human-serum-albumin-molecular-docking-dynamical-simulation-and-multi-spectroscopy
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Ruixue Gan, Ludan Zhao, Qiaomei Sun, Peixiao Tang, Shuangshuang Zhang, Hongqin Yang, Jiawei He, Hui Li
This study aims to investigate the interaction mechanism of a hypoglycemic agent, trelagliptin (TLP), and human serum albumin (HSA) through computer simulation and assisted spectroscopy methods. Computer simulation including molecular docking and molecular dynamics analysis was conducted under physiological conditions. Molecular docking results indicate that TLP bound to HSA at site I, and the binding behavior was mainly governed by hydrophobic force. Competitive experiments further verified the theoretical conclusion from molecular docking...
May 19, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787884/the-pelletization-and-combustion-properties-of-terrified-camellia-shell-via-dry-and-hydrothermal-torrefaction-a-comparative-evaluation
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Ren Tu, Enchen Jiang, Sun Yan, Xiwei Xu, Shu Rao
The torrefaction performance and properties of torrefied CS (Camellia shell) bio-char obtained via dry and hydrothermal torrefaction have been compared as well as pyrolysis and combustion properties. And making of torrefied pellets and their properties such as pellet density, Meyer hardness, and energy consumption are also investigated. The results showed that dry torrefied bio-char had higher energy and density at 220 °C and decreased significantly with temperature, while hydrothermally prepared bio-char had stable energy and mass yield with temperature...
May 3, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785462/the-prognostic-value-of-tumour-stroma-ratio-and-tumour-budding-in-stage-ii-colon-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ann Christina Eriksen, Flemming B Sørensen, Jan Lindebjerg, Henrik Hager, René dePont Christensen, Sanne Kjær-Frifeldt, Torben F Hansen
PURPOSE: High-risk patients with stage II colon cancer (CC) may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, but additional prognostic markers are needed for better stratification. We investigated the prognostic value of tumour stroma ratio (TSR) and tumour budding (TB). METHODS: A nationwide population-based cohort of 573 patients with stage II CC was included. TSR was scored on hematoxylin and eosin sections as low TSR (> 50% stroma) and high TSR (≤ 50% stroma)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785068/molecular-dynamics-simulation-mds-analysis-of-vibrio-cholerae-toxt-virulence-factor-complexed-with-docked-potential-inhibitors
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Ibrahim Torktaz, Ali Najafi, Reza Golmohamadi, Sorour Hassani
The ToxT transcription factor mediates the transcription of the two major virulence factors in Vibrio cholerae. It has a DNA binding domain made of α4, α5, α6, α7, α8, α9 and α10 helices that is responsible for the transcription of virulence genes. Therefore, it is of interest to screen ToxT against the ZINC ligand database containing data for a million compounds. The QSAR model identified 40 top hits for ToxT. Two target protein complexes with ligands Lig N1 and Lig N2 with high score were selected for molecular dynamics simulation...
2018: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784991/a-new-fundamental-type-of-conformational-isomerism
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Peter J Canfield, Iain M Blake, Zheng-Li Cai, Ian J Luck, Elmars Krausz, Rika Kobayashi, Jeffrey R Reimers, Maxwell J Crossley
Isomerism is a fundamental chemical concept, reflecting the fact that the arrangement of atoms in a molecular entity has a profound influence on its chemical and physical properties. Here we describe a previously unclassified fundamental form of conformational isomerism through four resolved stereoisomers of a transoid (BF)O(BF)-quinoxalinoporphyrin. These comprise two pairs of enantiomers that manifest structural relationships not describable within existing IUPAC nomenclature and terminology. They undergo thermal diastereomeric interconversion over a barrier of 104 ± 2 kJ mol-1 , which we term 'akamptisomerization'...
June 2018: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784333/2-4-alkadienal-trapping-by-phenolics
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Francisco J Hidalgo, Rosario Zamora
Phenolics can trap lipid-derived reactive carbonyls as a protective function that diminishes the broadcasting of the lipid oxidative damage to food macromolecules. In an attempt to clarify the trapping of 2,4-alkadienals by phenolics, this study analyzes the reactions of 2,4-hexadienal, 2,4-heptadienal, and 2,4-decadienal with 2-methylresorcinol. These reactions produced (E)-4-(alk-1-en-1-yl)-8-methyl-2,7-bis(prop-1-en-2-yloxy)chromanes, which were isolated and characterized by 1D and 2D NMR and MS. Carbonyl-phenol adduct formation was favored at pH > 7 and moderate temperatures (25-80 °C)...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783154/enhanced-removal-of-p-nitrophenol-from-aqueous-media-by-montmorillonite-clay-modified-with-a-cationic-surfactant
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A Dos Santos, M F Viante, D J Pochapski, A J Downs, C A P Almeida
Montmorillonite clay (MC) yields after modification of the interlamellar spacing and the chemical character of its surface by treatment with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) a solid product (MCCTA). This has been used as an adsorbent for the removal of p-nitrophenol (PNP) from aqueous solutions. The MCCTA samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTA), FT-IR spectroscopy, zeta potential measurements, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and specific surface area...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783129/effect-of-surfactant-assisted-sonic-pretreatment-on-liquefaction-of-fruits-and-vegetable-residue-characterization-acidogenesis-biomethane-yield-and-energy-ratio
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M Shanthi, J Rajesh Banu, P Sivashanmugam
The present study explored the disintegration potential of fruits and vegetable residue through sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) assisted sonic pretreatment (SSP). In SSP method, initially the biomass barrier (lignin) was removed using SDS at different dosage, subsequently it was sonically disintegrated. The effect of SSP were assessed based on dissolved organic release (DOR) of fruits and vegetable waste and specific energy input. SSP method achieved higher DOR rate and suspended solids reduction (26% and 16%) at optimum SDS dosage of 0...
May 15, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780552/experiments-indicating-a-second-hydrogen-ordered-phase-of-ice-vi
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Tobias M Gasser, Alexander V Thoeny, Lucie J Plaga, Karsten W Köster, Martin Etter, Roland Böhmer, Thomas Loerting
In the last twelve years five new ice phases were experimentally prepared. Two of them are empty clathrate hydrates and three of them represent hydrogen ordered counterparts of previously known disordered ice phases. Here, we report on hydrogen ordering in ice VI samples produced by cooling at pressures up to 2.00 GPa. Based on results from calorimetry, dielectric relaxation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction the existence of a second hydrogen ordered polymorph related to ice VI is suggested...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780519/molecular-mechanism-of-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenases
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Erik Donovan Hedegård, Ulf Ryde
The lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are copper metalloenzymes that can enhance polysaccharide depolymerization through an oxidative mechanism and hence boost generation of biofuel from e.g. cellulose. By employing density functional theory in a combination of quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics (QM/MM), we report a complete description of the molecular mechanism of LPMOs. The QM/MM scheme allows us to describe all reaction steps with a detailed protein environment and we show that this is necessary...
April 21, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775616/amelioration-of-uvb-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-fat-1-transgenic-mouse-skin
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Hye-Won Yum, Seong Hoon Kim, Jing X Kang, Young-Joon Surh
ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are abundant in some fish oils, are known to scavenge lipid peroxyl radicals and increase host immunoresponsiveness. As UVB-induced oxidative stress and inflammation have been implicated in apoptotic cell death, this study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-apoptotic capacity of fat-1 transgenic mice capable of converting ω-6 to ω-3 PUFAs. Wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice and fat-1 mice were maintained on the AIN-93 diet supplemented with 10% safflower oil rich in ω-6 PUFAs for 5 weeks...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772738/angiogenesis-pet-tracer-uptake-68-ga-nodaga-e-crgdyk-%C3%A2-in-induced-myocardial-infarction-and-stromal-cell-treatment-in-minipigs
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Thomas Rasmussen, Bjarke Follin, Jens Kastrup, Malene Brandt-Larsen, Jacob Madsen, Thomas Emil Christensen, Morten Juhl, Smadar Cohen, Karsten Pharao Hammelev, Christian Holdflod Møller, Jens Peter Goetze, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjær
Angiogenesis is considered integral to the reparative process after ischemic injury. The αv β₃ integrin is a critical modulator of angiogenesis and highly expressed in activated endothelial cells. 68 Ga-NODAGA-E[(cRGDyK)]₂ (RGD) is a positron-emission-tomography (PET) ligand targeted towards αv β₃ integrin. The aim was to present data for the uptake of RGD and correlate it with histology and to further illustrate the differences in angiogenesis due to porcine adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (pASC) or saline treatment in minipigs after induction of myocardial infarction (MI)...
May 16, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772415/highly-efficient-polymer-supported-monodisperse-ruthenium-nickel-nanocomposites-for-dehydrocoupling-of-dimethylamine-borane
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Betul Sen, Esra Kuyuldar, Buse Demirkan, Tugba Onal Okyay, Aysun Şavk, Fatih Sen
In the present study, highly effective and reusable monodisperse ruthenium-nickel (Ru-Ni) nanomaterials supported on poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (Ru-Ni@PVP) were synthesized (3.51 ± 0.38 nm) by a facile sodium-hydroxide-assisted reduction method; Ru and Ni reduction in PVP solution was accomplished. The prepared nanocomposites were characterized by TEM, HRTEM, XRD, and XPS and performed as a catalyst for dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane (DMAB). It was found that Ru-Ni nanomaterials are one of the most active catalysts at low concentrations and temperature for dehydrocoupling of DMAB...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772291/watching-television-or-listening-to-music-while-exercising-failed-to-affect-post-exercise-food-intake-or-energy-expenditure-in-male-adolescents
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Holly Livock, Joel D Barnes, Catherine Pouliot, Allana G LeBlanc, Travis J Saunders, Mark S Tremblay, Denis Prud'homme, Jean-Philippe Chaput
Watching television or listening to music while exercising can serve as motivating factors, making it more pleasant to exercise for some people. However, it is unknown whether these stimuli influence food intake and/or physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) for the remainder of the day, potentially impacting energy balance and weight control. We examined the effects of watching television or listening to music while exercising on post-exercise energy intake and expenditure. Our study was a randomized crossover design, in which 24 male adolescents (mean age: 14...
May 14, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771387/functional-brown-adipose-tissue-and-sympathetic-activity-after-cold-exposure-in-humans-with-type-1-narcolepsy
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Lotte Hahn Enevoldsen, Marie Tindborg, Nichlas Lindegaard Hovmand, Christina Christoffersen, Helga Ellingsgaard, Charlotte Suetta, Bente Merete Stallknecht, Poul Joergen Jennum, Andreas Kjær, Steen Gammeltoft
Study objectives: To investigate the activity of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in type 1 narcolepsy patients during cold exposure using two separate scans of sympathetic and metabolic activity of BAT in order to evaluate whether orexin deficiency leads to altered non-shivering thermoregulation in narcolepsy. Methods: Seven patients with type 1 narcolepsy and seven healthy controls underwent two consecutive scans after 2 h cold exposure: 123I-meta-iodo-benzyl-guanidine (123I-MIBG) single photon emission computed tomography and 18F-2-deoxy-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography and computed tomography to visualize sympathetic innervation and metabolic activity of BAT, respectively...
May 15, 2018: Sleep
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