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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633848/novel-synthesis-of-nanocomposite-for-the-extraction-of-sildenafil-citrate-viagra-from-water-and-urine-samples-process-screening-and-optimization
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Arash Asfaram, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Mihir Kumar Purkait
A sensitive analytical method is investigated to concentrate and determine trace level of Sildenafil Citrate (SLC) present in water and urine samples. The method is based on a sample treatment using dispersive solid-phase micro-extraction (DSPME) with laboratory-made Mn@ CuS/ZnS nanocomposite loaded on activated carbon (Mn@ CuS/ZnS-NCs-AC) as a sorbent for the target analyte. The efficiency was enhanced by ultrasound-assisted (UA) with dispersive nanocomposite solid-phase micro-extraction (UA-DNSPME). Four significant variables affecting SLC recovery like; pH, eluent volume, sonication time and adsorbent mass were selected by the Plackett-Burman design (PBD) experiments...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633304/molecular-aspects-of-the-biophysical-co2-concentrating-mechanism-and-its-regulation-in-marine-diatoms
#2
Yoshinori Tsuji, Kensuke Nakajima, Yusuke Matsuda
Diatoms operate a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) that drives upwards of 20% of annual global primary production. Recent progress in CCM research in the marine pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum revealed that this diatom directly takes up HCO3- from seawater through low-CO2-inducible plasma membrane HCO3- transporters, which belong to the solute carrier (SLC) 4 family. Apart from this, studies of carbonic anhydrases (CAs) in diatoms have revealed considerable diversity in classes and localization among species...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631822/mesoporous-silica-based-dosage-forms-improve-bioavailability-of-poorly-soluble-drugs-in-pigs-case-example-fenofibrate
#3
Joseph P O'Shea, Kalpa Nagarsekar, Alena Wieber, Vanessa Witt, Elisabeth Herbert, Caitriona M O'Driscoll, Christoph Saal, Dieter Lubda, Brendan T Griffin, Jennifer B Dressman
OBJECTIVES: Mesoporous silicas (SLC) have demonstrated considerable potential to improve bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs by facilitating rapid dissolution and generating supersaturation. The addition of certain polymers can further enhance the dissolution of these formulations by preventing drug precipitation. This study uses fenofibrate as a model drug to investigate the performance of an SLC-based formulation, delivered with hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) as a precipitation inhibitor, in pigs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631600/inhibition-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-by-ureidosulfonamide-inhibitor-u104-reduces-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-but-does-not-modulate-daunorubicin-or-cisplatin-cytotoxicity
#4
Anne Riemann, Antje Güttler, Verena Haupt, Henri Wichmann, Sarah Reime, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark, Oliver Thews
Carbonic anhydrase IX has emerged as a promising target for cancer therapy. It is highly up-regulated in hypoxic regions and mediates pH regulation critical for tumor cell survival as well as extracellular acidification of the tumor microenvironment which promotes tumor aggressiveness via various mechanisms, such as augmenting metastatic potential. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the complex interdependency between CA IX and the tumor microenvironment in prostate tumor cells in concern of potential therapeutic implications...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630707/evidence-of-endometrial-amino-acid-metabolism-and-transport-modulation-by-peri-ovulatory-endocrine-profiles-driving-uterine-receptivity
#5
Moana Rodrigues França, Maressa Izabel Santos da Silva, Guilherme Pugliesi, Veerle Van Hoeck, Mario Binelli
BACKGROUND: In beef cattle, changes in the periovulatory endocrine milieu are associated with fertility and conceptus growth. A large preovulatory follicle (POF) and the resulting elevated concentrations of progesterone (P4) during diestrus positively affect pregnancy rates. Amino acids (AA) are important components of maternally derived secretions that are crucial for embryonic survival before implantation. The hypothesis is that the size of the POF and the concentration of P4 in early diestrus modulate the endometrial abundance of SLC transcripts related to AA transport and metabolism and subsequently impact luminal concentrations of AA...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625135/studying-interactions-of-drugs-with-cell-membrane-nutrient-transporters-new-frontiers-of-proteoliposome-nanotechnology
#6
Mariafrancesca Scalise, Michele Galluccio, Lorena Pochini, Lara Console, Maria Barile, Nicola Giangregorio, Annamaria Tonazzi, Cesare Indiveri
Transport systems are hydrophobic proteins localized in cell membranes where they mediate transmembrane flow of nutrients, ions and any other compounds essential for cell metabolism. More than 400 transporters of the SoLuteCarrier (SLC) group are present in human cells. Transporters take contacts also with xenobiotics, thus mediating absorption and/or interaction with these exogenous compounds. Since drugs belong to xenobiotics, transporters gained interest also in drug discovery. Transporters differentially expressed in pathological conditions are exploited as drug targets...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617525/characterization-of-high-exopolysaccharide-producing-lactobacillus-strains-isolated-from-mustard-pickles-for-potential-probiotic-applications
#7
Jing-Yao Huang, Cheng-Yen Kao, We-Sin Liu, Tony J Fang
The aim of this study was to characterize high exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from mustard pickles in Taiwan for potential probiotic applications. Among 39 collected LAB strains, four most productive EPS-producing strains were selected for further analysis. Comparative analyses of 16S rDNA genes rpoA and pheS sequences demonstrated that these strains were members of Lactobacillus plantarum-group (LPG). NCD 2, NLD 4, SLC 13, and NLD 16 showed survival rates of 95.83% ± 0...
June 2017: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609288/eff-ect-of-a-single-asenapine-treatment-on-fos-expression-in-the-brain-catecholamine-synthesizing-neurons-impact-of-a-chronic-mild-stress-preconditioning
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J Osacka, L Horvathova, Z Majercikova, Alexander Kiss
OBJECTIVE: Fos protein expression in catecholamine-synthesizing neurons of the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta (SNC, A8), pars reticulata (SNR, A9), and pars lateralis (SNL), the ventral tegmental area (VTA, A10), the locus coeruleus (LC, A6) and subcoeruleus (sLC), the ventrolateral pons (PON-A5), the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS-A2), the area postrema (AP), and the ventrolateral medulla (VLM-A1) was quantitatively evaluated aft er a single administration of asenapine (ASE) (designated for schizophrenia treatment) in male Wistar rats preconditioned with a chronic unpredictable variable mild stress (CMS) for 21 days...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603611/subtotal-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-influences-the-rate-of-conversion-in-patients-with-difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-series
#9
W E Abdelrahim, Kamal E Elsiddig, A A Wahab, M Saad, H Saeed, E A G Khalil
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to show that subtotal laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) is a safe procedure that reduces the rate of conversion in patients with difficult laporoscopic cholecystectomies in resource-meagre settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following informed consent, patients with gallstones reporting to Atbara Medical Centre, Atbara, Northern Sudan from February 2012 to July 2013 were managed laparoscopically except those with choledocholithiasis. SLC was done for patients with difficult cholecystectomy and obscured Callot's triangle...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598497/descriptive-and-temporal-saltiness-perception-properties-of-model-solid-lipoproteic-colloid-foods-implications-for-sodium-reduction
#10
Wan-Yuan Kuo, Youngsoo Lee
Solid lipoproteic colloid (SLC) foods that consist of an oil-in-water emulsion of lipid and protein such as cheese and sausage contribute a significant amount of sodium to modern diets. This study aimed to correlate the overall saltiness perception to the texture and temporal saltiness perception of SLCs to understand saltiness perception during oral processing. Model SLCs with varying levels of protein and fat were prepared via pressure homogenization of whey protein isolate, anhydrous milk fat, and NaCl, followed by heat-induced gelation...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591459/simulating-head-recovery-and-intermittent-discharge-in-free-flowing-wells
#11
Ferenc Székely
Modeling of the head recovery (buildup) in and intermittent operation of flowing wells lacks rigorous analytical tools. Presently different methods are applied in discharging and recovery phases. The presented reliable approximate solution considers a continuous free flow process and time variant screen loss parameters. The latter are temporarily set to large value to prevent inflow into the well bore during the single recovery or in repeated shut down periods. This method is called as screen loss control or SLC technique and is verified by means of comparative analysis with the constant rate pumping-recovery test simulated in leaky aquifer...
June 7, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557709/influence-of-cytochrome-p450-abc-and-slc-gene-polymorphisms-on-imatinib-therapy-outcome-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-gist
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K Wasielewski, B Wasag, A Wozniak, J Pikiel, A Kowalik, C Osuch, E Bylina, J A Siedlecki, P Rutkowski, J Limon
The efficacy of imatinib-based therapy depends on the proteins involved in its metabolism and transportation. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate the possible correlation of selected P450, ABC and SLC polymorphic variants and the outcome of imatinib therapy. A total of 101 patients with advanced, KIT/PDGFRA(+) GIST treated with imatinib were enrolled to the study. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples and genotypes were determined by PCR-RFLP and direct sequencing. Deviation from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was only observed for rs2740574...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552812/retroinfundibular-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-versus-standard-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-difficult-cases
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Alaa M Sewefy, Aymen M Hassanen, Ahmed M Atyia, Amr M Gaafar
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy becomes the gold standard surgical procedure for treating gallstones. Standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) requires proper dissection of Calot's triangle to achieve the critical view of safety. This may be difficult in certain conditions, resulting in higher incidence of bile duct injury and conversion to open. We aimed to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy by retroinfundibular (RI) approach to that of SLC, in difficult cases...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542603/a-conformational-switch-high-throughput-screening-assay-and-allosteric-inhibition-of-the-flavivirus-ns2b-ns3-protease
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Matthew Brecher, Zhong Li, Binbin Liu, Jing Zhang, Cheri A Koetzner, Adham Alifarag, Susan A Jones, Qishan Lin, Laura D Kramer, Hongmin Li
The flavivirus genome encodes a single polyprotein precursor requiring multiple cleavages by host and viral proteases in order to produce the individual proteins that constitute an infectious virion. Previous studies have revealed that the NS2B cofactor of the viral NS2B-NS3 heterocomplex protease displays a conformational dynamic between active and inactive states. Here, we developed a conformational switch assay based on split luciferase complementation (SLC) to monitor the conformational change of NS2B and to characterize candidate allosteric inhibitors...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537592/programming-molecular-self-assembly-of-intrinsically-disordered-proteins-containing-sequences-of-low-complexity
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Joseph R Simon, Nick J Carroll, Michael Rubinstein, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Gabriel P López
Dynamic protein-rich intracellular structures that contain phase-separated intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) composed of sequences of low complexity (SLC) have been shown to serve a variety of important cellular functions, which include signalling, compartmentalization and stabilization. However, our understanding of these structures and our ability to synthesize models of them have been limited. We present design rules for IDPs possessing SLCs that phase separate into diverse assemblies within droplet microenvironments...
June 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535870/age-associated-b-cells-abc-inhibit-b-lymphopoiesis-and-alter-antibody-repertoires-in-old-age
#16
Richard L Riley, Kelly Khomtchouk, Bonnie B Blomberg
With old age (∼2y old), mice show substantial differences in B cell composition within the lymphoid tissues. In particular, a novel subset of IgM(+) CD21/35(lo/-) CD23(-) mature B cells, the age-associated B cells or ABC, increases numerically and proportionately. This occurs at the expense of other B cell subsets, including B2 follicular B cells in spleen and recirculating primary B cells in bone marrow. Our studies suggest that ABC have a distinctive antibody repertoire, as evidenced by relatively high reactivity to the self-antigens phosphorylcholine (PC) and malondialdehyde (MDA)...
April 26, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481715/efflux-proteins-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-review-and-bioinformatics-analysis
#17
Massoud Saidijam, Fatemeh Karimi Dermani, Sareh Sohrabi, Simon G Patching
1. Efflux proteins at the blood-brain barrier provide a mechanism for export of waste products of normal metabolism from the brain and help to maintain brain homeostasis. They also prevent entry into the brain of a wide range of potentially harmful compounds such as drugs and xenobiotics. 2. Conversely, efflux proteins also hinder delivery of therapeutic drugs to the brain and central nervous system used to treat brain tumours and neurological disorders. For bypassing efflux proteins, a comprehensive understanding of their structures, functions and molecular mechanisms is necessary, along with new strategies and technologies for delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier...
May 30, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474563/opioids-and-the-blood-brain-barrier-a-dynamic-interaction-with-consequences-on-drug-disposition-in-brain
#18
Catarina Chaves, Fernando Remião, Salvatore Cisternino, Xavier Declèves
Opioids are widely used in pain management whose effects are due to binding to classical opioid receptors and/or Toll-like receptors (TLR) present at the central nervous system (CNS). At the blood-brain barrier (BBB), several influx and/or efflux transporters are expressed, such as the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1), Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP, ABCG2) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRP, ABCC) transporters, and solute carrier transporters (SLC), and are responsible for the transport of many xenobiotics from the brain into the bloodstream or vice versa...
May 3, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470523/assays-for-analyzing-the-role-of-transport-proteins-in-the-uptake-and-the-vectorial-transport-of-substances-affecting-cell-viability
#19
Emir Taghikhani, Martin F Fromm, Jörg König
Endogenous compounds, drugs, or other xenobiotics may affect cell viability. A prerequisite for intracellular cell damage is the uptake of such substances across the plasma membrane into cells. Furthermore, the subsequent transporter-mediated export out of cells may influence cell viability. Therefore, transport proteins mediating the uptake (uptake transporter) or export (export pumps) of substances in and out of cells are important determinants of cell viability. Uptake transporters mostly belong to the superfamily of solute carriers (SLC transporters), whereas export pumps are members of the ABC-transporter superfamily (ATP-binding cassette)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456731/different-involvement-of-oat-in-renal-disposition-of-oral-anticoagulants-rivaroxaban-dabigatran-and-apixaban
#20
Yuri Tsuruya, Takeo Nakanishi, Hisakazu Komori, Xinying Wang, Naoki Ishiguro, Tomoko Kito, Kouji Ikukawa, Wataru Kishimoto, Sumito Ito, Olaf Schaefer, Thomas Ebner, Norio Yamamura, Hiroyuki Kusuhara, Ikumi Tamai
This study aimed to investigate the interactions of 3 anticoagulants, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and dabigatran, with 5 human solute carrier transporters, hOAT1, hOAT3, hOCT2, hOATP1B1, and hOATP1B3. Apixaban inhibited hOAT3, hOATP1B1, and hOATP1B3, and rivaroxaban inhibited hOAT3 and hOATP1B3, with IC50 values of >20 and >5 μM, respectively. The effect of dabigatran was negligible or very weak, so significant drug interactions at therapeutic doses are unlikely. Specific uptake of rivaroxaban was observed only in human and mouse OAT3-expressing cells...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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