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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821776/mineralization-and-preservation-of-an-extremotolerant-bacterium-isolated-from-an-early-mars-analog-environment
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F Gaboyer, C Le Milbeau, M Bohmeier, P Schwendner, P Vannier, K Beblo-Vranesevic, E Rabbow, F Foucher, P Gautret, R Guégan, A Richard, A Sauldubois, P Richmann, A K Perras, C Moissl-Eichinger, C S Cockell, P Rettberg, Marteinsson, E Monaghan, P Ehrenfreund, L Garcia-Descalzo, F Gomez, M Malki, R Amils, P Cabezas, N Walter, F Westall
The artificial mineralization of a polyresistant bacterial strain isolated from an acidic, oligotrophic lake was carried out to better understand microbial (i) early mineralization and (ii) potential for further fossilisation. Mineralization was conducted in mineral matrixes commonly found on Mars and Early-Earth, silica and gypsum, for 6 months. Samples were analyzed using microbiological (survival rates), morphological (electron microscopy), biochemical (GC-MS, Microarray immunoassay, Rock-Eval) and spectroscopic (EDX, FTIR, RAMAN spectroscopy) methods...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821754/discovery-of-potential-biomarkers-in-human-melanoma-cells-with-different-metastatic-potential-by-metabolic-and-lipidomic-profiling
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Hye-Youn Kim, Hwanhui Lee, So-Hyun Kim, Hanyong Jin, Jeehyeon Bae, Hyung-Kyoon Choi
Malignant melanoma, characterized by its ability to metastasize to other organs, is responsible for 90% of skin cancer mortality. To investigate alterations in the cellular metabolome and lipidome related to melanoma metastasis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and direct infusion-mass spectrometry (DI-MS)-based metabolic and lipidomic profiling were performed on extracts of normal human melanocyte (HEMn-LP), low metastatic melanoma (A375, G361), and highly metastatic melanoma (A2058, SK-MEL-28) cell lines...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821745/metabolomics-and-genomics-combine-to-unravel-the-pathway-for-the-presence-of-fragrance-in-rice
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Venea Dara Daygon, Mariafe Calingacion, Louise C Forster, James J De Voss, Brett D Schwartz, Ben Ovenden, David E Alonso, Susan R McCouch, Mary J Garson, Melissa A Fitzgerald
Since it was first characterised in 1983, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP) has been considered to be the most important aroma compound in rice. In this study, we show four other amine heterocycles: 6-methyl, 5-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyridine (6M5OTP), 2-acetylpyrrole, pyrrole and 1-pyrroline, that correlate strongly with the production of 2AP, and are present in consistent proportions in a set of elite aromatic rice varieties from South East Asia and Australia as well as in a collection of recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from indica Jasmine-type varieties, Australian long grain varieties (temperate japonica) and Basmati-type rice (Grp V)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820260/thermally-induced-self-assembly-and-cyclization-of-l-leucyl-l-leucine-in-solid-state
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Marat A Ziganshin, Aisylu S Safiullina, Alexander Vladimirovich Gerasimov, Sufia A Ziganshina, Alexander E Klimovitskii, Khasan R Khayarov, Valery V Gorbatchuk
The thermal treatment of oligopeptides is one of the methods for synthesis of organic nanostructures. However, heating may lead not only to self-assembly of the initial molecules, but also to chemical reactions resulting in the formation of new unexpected nanostructures or changing in the properties of the existing ones. In the present work, the reaction of cyclization of dipeptide L-leucyl-L-leucine in solid state under heating was studied. The change in morphology of dipeptide thin film and formation of nanostructures after heating was visualized using atomic force microscopy...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819389/discovery-of-non-invasive-glycan-biomarkers-for-detection-and-surveillance-of-gastric-cancer
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Ruihuan Qin, Junjie Zhao, Wenjun Qin, Zejian Zhang, Ran Zhao, Jing Han, Yupeng Yang, Lixiao Li, Xuefei Wang, Shifang Ren, Yihong Sun, Jianxin Gu
Purpose: Gastric cancer (GC), one of the world's top five most common cancers, is the third leading cause of cancer related death. It is urgent to identify non-invasive biomarkers for GC. The objective of our study was to find out non-invasive biomarkers for early detection and surveillance of GC based on glycomic analysis. Method: Ethyl esterification derivatization combined with MALDI-TOF MS analysis was employed for the comprehensive serum glycomic analysis in order to investigate glycan markers that would indicate the onset and progression of gastric cancer...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818741/identification-of-sterols-from-the-soft-coral-dendronephthya-gigantea-and-their-anti-inflammatory-potential
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I P Shanura Fernando, K K Asanka Sanjeewa, Hyun-Soo Kim, Seo-Young Kim, Seung-Hong Lee, Won Woo Lee, You-Jin Jeon
Exploration of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals has received tremendous attention worldwide owing to the rapid increase in inflammatory diseases. Current study reveals the identification of eight 3β-hydroxy-Δ(5)-steroidal congeners from a nonpolar column fraction of the ethanol solubles from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea collected from Jeju Island South Korea, using GC-MS/MS analysis. The sterol-rich fraction (DGEH21) showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity as exhibited by the inhibition of NO production (IC50 4...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811678/patchoulene-epoxide-isolated-from-patchouli-oil-suppresses-acute-inflammation-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-downregulation-of-cox-2-inos
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Jia-Li Liang, Jia-Zhen Wu, Yu-Hong Liu, Zhen-Biao Zhang, Qi-Duan Wu, Han-Bin Chen, Yan-Feng Huang, Yao-Xing Dou, Jiang-Tao Zhou, Zi-Ren Su, Janis Ya-Xian Zhan
According to the GC-MS analysis, compositional variation was observed between samples of patchouli oil, of which an unknown compound identified as patchoulene epoxide (PAO) was found only in the long-stored oil, whose biological activity still remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the potential anti-inflammatory activity with three in vivo inflammatory models: xylene-induced ear edema, acetic acid-induced vascular permeability, and carrageenan-induced paw edema. Further investigation into its underlying mechanism on carrageenan-induced paw edema was conducted...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810615/detecting-serum-and-urine-metabolic-profile-changes-of-ccl4-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-at-12-weeks-based-on-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Jiarong Gao, Xiu-Juan Qin, Hui Jiang, Jin-Feng Chen, Ting Wang, Ting Zhang, Shuang-Zhi Xu, Jun-Mei Song
Liver fibrosis is caused by liver injury induced by a number of chronic liver diseases, including schistosome infection, hepatitis infection, metabolic disease, alcoholism and cholestasis. The tissue damage occurring after injury or inflammation of the liver is a reversible lesion; however, liver fibrosis has become a worldwide problem and poses a threat to human health. The development of an effective drug for the prevention and treatment of liver fibrosis is ongoing and uses information from different occurrences of liver fibrosis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810225/critical-evaluation-of-distillation-procedure-for-the-determination-of-methylmercury-in-soil-samples
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Pablo A Perez, Holger Hintelman, Waldo Quiroz, Manuel A Bravo
In the present work, the efficiency of distillation process for extracting monomethylmercury (MMHg) from soil samples was studied and optimized using an experimental design methodology. The influence of soil composition on MMHg extraction was evaluated by testing of four soil samples with different geochemical characteristics. Optimization suggested that the acid concentration and the duration of the distillation process were most significant and the most favorable conditions, established as a compromise for the studied soils, were determined to be a 70 min distillation using an 0...
August 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808723/plasma-metabolite-abundances-are-associated-with-urinary-enterolactone-excretion-in-healthy-participants-on-controlled-diets
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Fayth L Miles, Sandi L Navarro, Yvonne Schwarz, Haiwei Gu, Danijel Djukovic, Timothy W Randolph, Ali Shojaie, Mario Kratz, Meredith A J Hullar, Paul D Lampe, Marian L Neuhouser, Daniel Raftery, Johanna W Lampe
Enterolignans, products of gut bacterial metabolism of plant lignans, have been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases, but their association with other plasma metabolites is unknown. We examined plasma metabolite profiles according to urinary enterolignan excretion in a cross-sectional analysis using data from a randomized crossover, controlled feeding study. Eighty healthy adult males and females completed two 28-day feeding periods differing by glycemic load, refined carbohydrate, and fiber content...
August 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808410/the-effects-of-erzincan-grape-vitis-vinifera-spp-cimin-and-benzothiazol-on-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-organism-model
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Hulya Ozpinar, Necati Ozpinar, Savas Karakus
BACKGROUND: Grapes and their products are known to have been used for the treatment of diseases throughout history. OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to investigate the effects of Erzincan Cimin grapes on an organism model of Caenorhabditis elegans N2 wild type and C. elegans BS913 strains with gonad cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of methanol extracts of the skin and seeds of Erzincan Cimin grapes were examined separately on C. elegans N2 wild type and an effect was determined on lifespan...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808378/rutamarin-an-active-constituent-from-ruta-angustifolia-pers-induced-apoptotic-cell-death-in-the-ht29-colon-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Shafinah Ahmad Suhaimi, Sok Lai Hong, Sri Nurestri Abdul Malek
BACKGROUND: Ruta angustifolia Pers. is a perennial herb that is cultivated worldwide, including Southeast Asia, for the treatment of various diseases as traditional medicine. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to identify an active principle of R. angustifolia and to investigate its effect on the HT29 cell death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol and fractionated extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and water) of R. angustifolia Pers...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807547/gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detection-for-dating-of-paper-ink
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Oscar Díaz-Santana, Daura Vega-Moreno, Francisco Conde-Hardisson
An extraction and determination method is shown for the analysis of dyes and solvents present in two types of ballpoint pen inks that are deposited onto paper. Ink extracts are analysed using a combination of gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and high-pressure liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection (HPLC-DAD), within a single sample extraction procedure. Seventeen solvents and thirteen dyes contained in two Montblanc(®) inks (black and blue) were monitored for 45 months at monthly intervals, in order to determine variations in the concentrations of the compounds over time...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807226/liver-metabolomics-study-reveals-protective-function-of-phyllanthus-urinaria-against-ccl4-induced-liver-injury
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Qing Guo, Qian-Qian Zhang, Jia-Qing Chen, Wei Zhang, Hong-Cong Qiu, Zun-Jian Zhang, Bu-Ming Liu, Feng-Guo Xu
Phyllanthus Urinaria L. (PUL) is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat hepatic and renal disorders. However, the mechanism of its hepatoprotective action is not fully understood. In the present study, blood biochemical indexes and liver histopathological changes were used to estimate the extent of hepatic injury. GC/MS and LC/MS-based untargeted metabolomics were used in combination to characterize the potential biomarkers associated with the protective activity of PUL against CCl4-induced liver injury in rats...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807224/mesua-ferrea-stem-bark-extract-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-metastasis-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-hct-116-cells-through-modulation-of-multiple-cell-signalling-pathways
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Muhammad Asif, Armaghan Shafaei, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Mohammed Oday Ezzat, Saad S Dahham, Mohamed B Khadeer Ahamed, Chern Ein Oon, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid
Considering the great potential of natural products as anticancer agents, the present study was designed to explore the molecular mechanisms responsible for anticancer activities of Mesua ferrea stem bark extract against human colorectal carcinoma. Based on MTT assay results, bioactive sub-fraction (SF-3) was selected for further studies using HCT 116 cells. Repeated column chromatography resulted in isolation of less active α-amyrin from SF-3, which was identified and characterized by GC-MS and HPLC methods...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804502/purification-preliminary-characterization-and-immunological-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-crude-drugs-of-sijunzi-formula
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Yunfei Ji, Ruijun Wang, Ying Peng, Chongsheng Peng, Xiaobo Li
Sijunzi Decoction (SJZD) is a conventional prescription for curing spleen deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine and polysaccharide is its main ingredient. In order to explore the effective ingredients contributing to the immunological activity of SJZD, we isolated and purified seven homogeneous polysaccharides from Radix Ginseng (RS-3-1 and RS-3-2), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (BZ-3-1, BZ-3-2, and BZ-3-3), Poria (FL-3-1), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (GC-3-1) decoctions, respectively. The molecular weight of seven homogeneous polysaccharides ranged from 5...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803260/microbial-volatile-compounds-alter-the-soil-microbial-community
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Jun Yuan, Mengli Zhao, Rong Li, Qiwei Huang, Waseem Raza, Christopher Rensing, Qirong Shen
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from soil bacteria are likely to have an important role in the interactions among soil microorganisms. However, their effects on the soil microbial community have not been extensively studied. In this study, the effect of bacterial VOCs generated by growing Bacillus amyloliquefaciens NJN-6 on modified MS medium on soil microbial community was evaluated. B. amyloliquefaciens NJN-6 was able to produce 48 volatile compounds as determined by solid-phase microextraction-GC/MS. MiSeq sequencing data showed that bacterial VOCs could alter the composition of both soil bacterial and soil fungal communities and could decrease the alpha-diversity of the soil microbial community...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803255/panel-of-serum-metabolites-discriminates-cancer-patients-and-healthy-participants-of-lung-cancer-screening-a-pilot-study
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Małgorzata Roś-Mazurczyk, Anna Wojakowska, Łukasz Marczak, Krzysztof Polański, Monika Pietrowska, Joanna Polanska, Rafał Dziadziuszko, Jacek Jassem, Witold Rzyman, Piotr Widlak
INTRODUCTION: Blood biomarkers may support early diagnosis of lung cancer by enabling pre-selection of candidates for computed tomography screening or discrimination between benign and malignant screening-detected nodules. We aimed to identify features of serum metabolome distinguishing individuals with early-detected lung cancer from healthy participants of the lung cancer screening program. METHODS: Blood samples were collected in the course of a low-dose computed tomography screening program performed in the Gdansk district (Northern Poland)...
August 12, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803233/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-chemical-composition-and-in-vitro-cytotoxic-mechanisms-of-pallines-spinosa-flower-and-leaf-essential-oils-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Ayman M Saleh, Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Amre Nasr, Sayed A Rizvi, Anwar Borai, Mustafa Daghistani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In our quest for new natural anticancer agents, we studied the cytotoxicity of the essential oils extracted from flowers and leaves of Pallines spinosa. METHODS: The essential oils were extracted by hydrodistillation and solid phase microextraction (SPME) from flowers and leaves of the plant and their composition was determined by GC/GC-MS. The cytotoxicity of the oils was evaluated against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast adenocarcinomas, and the non-cancerous MCF-10-2A cells, using a flow cytometry-based assay Apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry, nuclear staining, caspases activation, and Western blotting techniques, and cell cycle by measuring DNA contents...
August 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801775/plasticizers-and-bisphenol-a-in-packaged-foods-sold-in-the-tunisian-markets-study-of-their-acute-in-vivo-toxicity-and-their-environmental-fate
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Asma Beltifa, Anouar Feriani, Monia Machreki, Asma Ghorbel, Lakhdar Ghazouani, Giuseppa Di Bella, Joris Van Loco, Tim Reyns, Hedi Ben Mansour
Today, processed and packaged foods are considered as among the major sources of human exposure to plasticizers and bisphenol which migrate from plastic packing. In the present study, a wide range of food products sold on the Tunisian market such as grain and grain products, milk and dairy products, fats and oil, drink, fish, and sweets have been analyzed firstly in order to identify the presence of phthalates and bisphenol. Then, the identified chemical molecules were studied for their environmental fate and tested in vivo for its toxicity in mice models...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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