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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338198/atomic-resolution-imaging-of-nanoscale-chemical-expansion-in-prxce1-xo2-%C3%AE-during-in-situ-heating
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Jessica G Swallow, Ja Kyung Lee, Thomas Defferriere, Gareth Martin Hughes, Shilpa N Raja, Harry L Tuller, Jamie H Warner, Krystyn J Van Vliet
Thin film non-stoichiometric oxides enable many high temperature applications including solid oxide fuel cells, actuators, and catalysis. Large concentrations of point defects (particularly, oxygen vacancies) enable fast ionic conductivity or gas exchange kinetics in these materials, but also manifest as coupling between lattice volume and chemical composition. This chemical expansion may be either detrimental or useful, especially in thin film devices that may exhibit enhanced performance through strain engineering or decreased operating temperatures...
January 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335490/study-on-regeneration-of-waste-powder-activated-carbon-through-pyrolysis-and-its-adsorption-capacity-of-phosphorus
#2
Yi Li, Hailan Jin, Wenbo Liu, Hang Su, Yao Lu, Jianfen Li
The regeneration of WPAC through pyrolysis and its adsorption capacity of phosphorus were studied. The optimum conditions for WPAC regeneration were 650 °C and 2 h which resulted in a recovery of BET surface and total pore volume with a value of 1161.4 m2/g and 1.2176 m3/g. WPAC had a maximum PO43--P adsorption capacity of 9.65 mg/g which was 48.93% of PAC, while RWPAC had a maximum PO43--P adsorption capacity of 15.31 mg/g which was 77.64% of PAC. The kinetic analysis revealed that Langmuir model could well describe the adsorption process of PAC, WPAC and RWPAC on PO43--P and the PO43--P adsorption followed the pseudo-second-order model...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334735/complex-dynamics-of-photo-switchable-guest-molecules-in-all-optical-poling-close-to-glass-transition-kinetic-monte-carlo-modelling
#3
Wojciech Radosz, Grzegorz Pawlik, Antoni Mitus
We study theoretically the kinetics of non-interacting photo-switchable guest molecules (model azo-dye) dispersed at low concentration in host (model polymer matrix) in the all-optical poling process close to the glass transition temperature Tg. We modify kinetic Monte Carlo model used in our previous studies of nonlinear optical processes in host-guest systems. The polymer matrix is simulated using the bond-fluctuation model. The kinetics of multiple trans-cis-trans cycles is formulated in terms of transition probabilities which depend on local free volume in the matrix and its dynamics...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334615/hemodynamic-and-metabolic-responses-to-self-paced-and-ramp-graded-exercise-testing-protocols
#4
Nicholas M Beltz, Fabiano Amorim, Ann L Gibson, Jeffrey M Janot, Len Kravitz, Christine M Mermier, Nathan Cole, Terence A Moriarty, Tony P Nunez, Sam Trigg, Lance Dalleck
PURPOSE: Recent examinations have shown lower maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) during traditional ramp (RAMP) compared to self-paced (SPV) graded exercise testing (GXT) attributed to differences in cardiac ouput. The current study examined the differences in hemodyamic and metabolic responses between RAMP and SPV during treadmill exercise. METHODS: Sixteen recreationally trained men (23.7±3.0 yrs) completed two separate treadmill GXT protocols. SPV consisted of five 2-min stages (10 min total) of increasing speed clamped by the Borg RPE6-20 scale...
January 15, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332798/supported-carbon-dots-serve-as-high-performance-adsorbent-for-the-retention-of-trace-cadmium
#5
Yi-Kun Li, Ting Yang, Ming-Li Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
Carbon dots were prepared via a one-pot hydrothermal route, and a new solid-phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent was developed by immobilizing the carbon dots on the microcarrier cytopore, shortly termed as C-dots@cytopore. The C-dots@cytopore composites were characterized by means of FT-IR, SEM, XPS and fluorescence spectrometry. The performance of the composites for the adsorption of heavy metals was thoroughly evaluated by using cadmium as a model. The binding of cadmium on C-dots@cytopore fits Langmuir adsorption, and the adsorption dynamic follows pseudo-second-order adsorption kinetics model...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332468/local-radiotherapy-affects-drug-pharmacokinetics-exploration-of-a-neglected-but-significant-uncertainty-of-cancer-therapy
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Yu-Jen Chen, Tung-Hu Tsai, Li-Ying Wang, Chen-Hsi Hsieh
PURPOSE: Concurrent chemoradiation therapy is the mainstay of treatment for many types of malignancies. However, concurrent chemoradiation therapy is associated with a greater number of systemic adverse effects than radiotherapy or chemotherapy alone. SUMMARY: Pharmacokinetics is the study of a drug and/or its metabolite kinetics in the body, including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination. The incidences of adverse effects are markedly higher in patients who receive concurrent chemoradiation therapy than in those who receive either radiotherapy or chemotherapy alone...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329868/a-procedure-for-the-measurement-of-oxygen-consumption-rates-ocrs-in-red-wines-and-some-observations-about-the-influence-of-wine-initial-chemical-composition
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Almudena Marrufo-Curtido, Vanesa Carrascón, Mónica Bueno, Vicente Ferreira, Ana Escudero
The rates at which wine consumes oxygen are important technological parameters for whose measurement there are not accepted procedures. In this work, volumes of 8 wines are contacted with controlled volumes of air in air-tight tubes containing oxygen-sensors and are further agitated at 25 °C until O2 consumption is complete. Three exposure levels of O2 were used: low (10 mg/L) and medium or high (18 or 32 mg/L plus the required amount to oxidize all wine SO2). In each oxygen level, 2-4 independent segments following pseudo-first order kinetics were identified, plus an initial segment at which wine consumed O2 very fast...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329746/evaluation-of-a-transtympanic-delivery-system-in-mus-musculus-for-extended-release-steroids
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Nathan H Dormer, Jennifer Nelson-Brantley, Hinrich Staecker, Cory J Berkland
OBJECTIVE: The current investigation evaluated a novel extended release delivery system for treating inner ear diseases. The platform technology consists of a film forming agent (FFA) and microsphere component to localize and extend drug delivery within the ear. STUDY DESIGN: Studies evaluated dissolution kinetics of microspheres with multiple encapsulates, testing of a variety of FFAs, and ability to localize to the round window membrane in mice in vivo. SETTING: Studies were completed at Orbis Biosciences and The University of Kansas Medical Center...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328810/shelf-life-of-food-products-from-open-labeling-to-real-time-measurements
#9
Maria G Corradini
The labels currently used on food and beverage products only provide consumers with a rough guide to their expected shelf lives because they assume that a product only experiences a limited range of predefined handling and storage conditions. These static labels do not take into consideration conditions that might shorten a product's shelf life (such as temperature abuse), which can lead to problems associated with food safety and waste. Advances in shelf-life estimation have the potential to improve the safety, reliability, and sustainability of the food supply...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325119/mir-96-is-required-for-normal-development-of-the-auditory-hindbrain
#10
Tina Schlüter, Christina Berger, Elena Rosengauer, Pascal Fieth, Constanze Krohs, Kathy Ushakov, Karen P Steel, Karen B Avraham, Alexander Hartmann, Felix Felmy, Hans Gerd Nothwang
The peripheral deafness gene Mir96 is expressed in both the cochlea and central auditory circuits. To investigate whether it plays a role in the auditory system beyond the cochlea, we characterized homozygous Dmdo/Dmdo mice with a point mutation in miR-96. Anatomical analysis demonstrated a significant decrease in volume of auditory nuclei in Dmdo/Dmdo mice. This decrease resulted from decreased cell size. Non-auditory structures in the brainstem of Dmdo/Dmdo mice or auditory nuclei of the congenital deaf Cldn14-/- mice revealed no such differences...
January 9, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323339/a-green-method-to-leach-vanadium-and-chromium-from-residue-using-naoh-h2o2
#11
Hao Peng, Zuohua Liu, Changyuan Tao
Hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant was applied in leaching of vanadium and chromium in concentrated NaOH solution. Under the optimal reaction conditions (the liquid to solid ratio of 4.0 ml/g, residue particle size of <200 mesh, the mass ratio of NaOH-to-residue of 1.0 g/g, the volume ratio of H2O2-to-residue of 1.2 ml/g, reaction temperature of 90 °C and reaction time of 120 min), the leaching efficiency of vanadium and chromium could reach up to 98.60% and 86.49%, respectively. Compared with the current liquid-phase oxidation technologies, the reaction temperature was 90-310 °C lower, and the NaOH concentration of the reaction medium is lower by more than 50 wt% (the mass ratio of NaOH-to-residue of 1...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322862/feasibility-of-developing-a-passive-sampler-for-sampling-heavy-metals-in-bmps-for-stormwater-runoff-management
#12
Yueqin Dou, Mitch Klein, Tian C Zhang, John Stansbury, Massoum Moussavi, Dana L Richter-Egger, Jing Zeng
Structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been used for stormwater treatment and management for several decades. How to monitor these BMPs performance reliably and economically is a challenge. This paper reports feasibility of developing a flow through passive sampler (PS) based on Amberlite IRC748 ion exchange resin operated in kinetic regime for sampling heavy metals in BMPs (infiltration systems) for stormwater treatment and management. Tests were conducted using batch reactors and laboratory-scale BMPs (bioretention cells)...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322516/a-fully-analytical-integration-of-properties-over-the-3d-volume-of-the-%C3%AE-sphere-in-topological-atoms
#13
Paul L A Popelier
Atomic multipole moments associated with a spherical volume fully residing within a topological atom (i.e., the β sphere) can be obtained analytically. Such an integration is thus free of quadrature grids. A general formula for an arbitrary rank spherical harmonic multipole moment is derived, for an electron density comprising Gaussian primitives of arbitrary angular momentum. The closed expressions derived here are also sufficient to calculate the electrostatic potential, the two types of kinetic energy, as well as the potential energy between atoms...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319077/modeling-study-of-the-anti-knock-tendency-of-substituted-phenols-as-additives-an-application-of-the-reaction-mechanism-generator-rmg
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Peng Zhang, Nathan W Yee, Sorin V Filip, Casey E Hetrick, Bin Yang, William H Green
This work presents kinetic modeling efforts to evaluate the anti-knock tendency of several substituted phenols if used as gasoline additives. They are p-cresol, m-cresol, o-cresol, 2,4-xylenol, 2-ethylphenol, and guaiacol. A detailed kinetic model was constructed to predict the ignition of blends of the phenols in n-butane with the help of reaction mechanism generator (RMG), an open-source software package. The resulting model, which has 1465 species and 27 428 reactions, was validated against literature n-butane ignition data in the low-to-intermediate temperature range...
January 10, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317433/improved-evaluation-of-antivascular-cancer-therapy-using-constrained-tracer-kinetic-modeling-for-multi-agent-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Stefanie Hectors, Igor Jacobs, Jasper Lok, Johannes Peters, Johan Bussink, Freek J M Hoeben, Henk Keizer, Henk M Janssen, Klaas Nicolay, Matthias Schabel, Gustav Strijkers
Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is a promising technique for assessing the response of tumor vasculature to anti-vascular therapies. Multi-agent DCE-MRI employs a combination of low and high molecular weight contrast agents, which potentially improves the accuracy of estimation of tumor hemodynamic and vascular permeability parameters. In this study, we employed multi-agent DCE-MRI to assess changes in tumor hemodynamics and vascular permeability after vascular-disrupting therapy. Multi-agent DCE-MRI (sequential injection of G5 dendrimer, G2 dendrimer, and Gd-DOTA) was performed in tumor-bearing mice before, 2 h and 24 h after treatment with vascular disrupting agent DMXAA or placebo...
January 9, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315563/kinetic-modeling-of-18-f-vat-a-novel-radioligand-for-pet-imaging-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-vacht-in-nonhuman-primate-brain
#16
Hongjun Jin, Xuyi Yue, Hui Liu, Junbin Han, Hubert Flores, Yi Su, Stanley M Parsons, Joel S Perlmutter, Zhude Tu
Molecular imaging of vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the brain provides an important cholinergic biomarker for the pathophysiology and treatment of dementias including Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, kinetics modeling methods were applied and compared for quantifying regional brain uptake of the VAChT-specific PET radiotracer, ((-)-(1-(-8-(2-fluoroethoxy)-3-hydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)(4-fluorophenyl)-methanone) ([18 F]VAT) in macaques. Total volume distribution (VT ) estimates were compared for one-tissue compartment model (1TCM), two-tissue compartment model (2TCM), Logan graphic analysis (LoganAIF) and multiple linear analysis (MA1) with arterial blood input function using data from three macaques...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306735/identification-of-metabolites-of-mdr-1339-an-inhibitor-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-protein-aggregation-and-kinetic-characterization-of-the-major-metabolites-in-rats
#17
Jun-Hyeng Son, Yoo-Seong Jeong, Jong-Hwa Lee, Min-Soo Kim, Kyeong-Ryoon Lee, Chang-Koo Shim, Young Ho Kim, Suk-Jae Chung
We previously reported that MDR-1339, an inhibitor of β-amyloid protein aggregation, was likely to be eliminated by biotransformation in rats. The objective of this study was to determine the chemical identity of metabolites derived from this aggregate inhibitor and to characterize the kinetics of formation of these metabolites in rats. Using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry with a hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap, 7 metabolites and 1 potential metabolic intermediate were identified in RLM incubations containing MDR-1339...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306130/effect-of-composting-on-the-thermal-decomposition-behavior-and-kinetic-parameters-of-pig-manure-derived-solid-waste
#18
Vaibhav Dhyani, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Quan Wang, Jitendra Kumar, Xiuna Ren, Junchao Zhao, Hongyu Chen, Meijing Wang, Thallada Bhaskar, Zengqiang Zhang
In this work, the influence of composting on the thermal decomposition behavior and decomposition kinetics of pig manure-derived solid wastes was analyzed using thermogravimetry. Wheat straw, biochar, zeolite, and wood vinegar were added to pig manure during composting. The composting was done in the 130 L PVC reactors with 100 L effective volume for 50 days. The activation energy of pyrolysis of samples before and after composting was calculated using Friedman's method, while the pre-exponential factor was calculated using Kissinger's equation...
December 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303206/self-assembly-pathways-and-polymorphism-in-peptide-based-nanostructures
#19
Nikola A Dudukovic, Benjamin C Hudson, Anant K Paravastu, Charles F Zukoski
Dipeptide derivative molecules can self-assemble into space-filling nanofiber networks at low volume fractions (<1%), allowing the formation of molecular gels with tunable mechanical properties. The self-assembly of dipeptide-based molecules is reminiscent of pathological amyloid fibril formation by naturally occurring polypeptides. Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-diphenylalanine (Fmoc-FF) is the most widely studied such molecule, but the thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena giving rise to Fmoc-FF gel formation remain poorly understood...
January 5, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298479/gastric-emptying-and-small-bowel-water-content-after-administration-of-grapefruit-juice-compared-to-water-and-iso-caloric-solutions-of-glucose-and-fructose-a-four-way-crossover-mri-pilot-study-in-healthy-subjects
#20
Michael Grimm, Mirko Koziolek, Marwa Saleh, Felix Schneider, Grzegorz Garbacz, Jens Peter Kuhn, Werner Weitschies
Grapefruit juice (GFJ) is known to affect the bioavailability of drugs in different ways. Despite the influence on gastrointestinal enzymes and transporters, the influence on gastrointestinal fluid kinetics is regarded to be relevant for the absorption of several drugs. Thus, it was the aim of this pilot study to investigate the gastric and intestinal volumes after intake of GFJ compared to isocaloric fructose and glucose solutions and water. The gastric and small intestinal volume kinetics after intake of 240 mL of GFJ, 10...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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