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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340251/thermal-qst-phenotypes-associated-with-response-to-lumbar-epidural-steroid-injections-a-pilot-study
#1
Dermot P Maher, Weihua Ding, Sarabdeep Singh, Arissa Opalacz, Claire Fishman, Mary Houghton, Shihab Ahmed, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao, Yi Zhang
Objective.:  Response to lumbar epidural steroid injection in lumbar radicular pain varies. The purpose of this study is to characterize the changes in quantitative sensory testing (QST) phenotypes of subjects and compare the QST characteristics in patients who do respond to treatment of radicular pain with a lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI). Design.:  Prospective, observational pilot study. Setting.:  Outpatient pain center. Methods...
March 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335581/biosynthesis-of-oligomeric-anthocyanins-from-grape-skin-extracts
#2
Jin-Woo Hwang, Sithranga Boopathy Natarajan, Yon-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jae Woong Lee, Sang-Ho Moon, Byong-Tae Jeon, Pyo-Jam Park
We synthesized oligomeric anthocyanins from grape skin-derived monomeric anthocyanins such as anthocyanidin and proanthocyanidin by a fermentation technique using Aspergillus niger, crude enzymes and glucosidase. The biosyntheses of the oligomeric anthocyanins carried out by the conventional method using Aspergillus niger and crude enzymes were confirmed by ESI-MS. The molecular weight of the synthesized anthocyanin oligomers was determined using MALDI-MS. The yield of anthocyanin oligomers using crude enzymes was higher than that of the synthesis using Aspergillus fermentation...
March 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334934/a-pseudaminic-acid-or-a-legionaminic-acid-derivative-transferase-is-strain-specifically-implicated-in-the-general-protein-o-glycosylation-system-of-the-periodontal-pathogen-tannerella-forsythia
#3
Markus B Tomek, Bettina Janesch, Daniel Maresch, Markus Windwarder, Friedrich Altmann, Paul Messner, Christina Schäffer
The occurrence of nonulosonic acids in bacteria is wide-spread and linked to pathogenicity. However, the knowledge of cognate nonulosonic acid transferases is scarce. In the periodontopathogen Tannerella forsythia, several proposed virulence factors carry strain-specifically either a pseudaminic or a legionaminic acid derivative as terminal sugar on an otherwise structurally identical, protein-bound oligosaccharide. This study aims to shed light on the transfer of either nonulosonic acid derivative on a proximal N-acetylmannosaminuronic acid residue within the O-glycan structure, exemplified with the bacterium's abundant S-layer glycoproteins...
March 16, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334655/morpholine-or-methylpiperazine-and-salicylaldimine-based-heteroleptic-square-planner-platinum-ii-complexes-in%C3%A2-vitro-anticancer-study-and-growth-retardation-effect-on-e-%C3%A2-coli
#4
Faiz-Ur Rahman, Amjad Ali, Inam Ullah Khan, Hong-Quan Duong, Shang-Bo Yu, Yue-Jian Lin, Hui Wang, Zhan-Ting Li, Dan-Wei Zhang
Morpholine and methylpiperazine are among the most important structural parts of different drugs including organic chemotherapeutic agents. In the current study we incorporated these entities as co-ligand and a series of structurally related mono- and di-metallic square planner Pt(II) complexes (Pt(II)(salicylaldimine)(morpholine)Cl C1a-C3a, Pt(II)(salicylaldimine) (methylpiperazine)Cl C1b-C3b, di-metallic Pt(II)2(bis-salicylaldimine)(morpholine)2Cl2C4a and Pt(II)2(bis-salicylaldimine)(methylpiperazine)2Cl2C4b were prepared...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333454/sub-structural-components-of-organic-colloids-from-a-pu-polluted-soil-with-implications-for-pu-mobilization
#5
Nicole DiDonato, Chen Xu, Peter H Santschi, Patrick G Hatcher
Contaminated soil organic matter from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) has been previously shown to accumulate plutonium (Pu) in a colloidal sub-fraction and hypothesized to contain cutin-like chemical structures cross-linked with hydroxamate functionality. The present study further characterizes this high Pu-affinity sub-fraction using electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (ESI-FTICRMS) and discovers additional sub-structural components. The Pu-enriched fraction was extracted and purified through a series of ultrafiltration and isoelectric focusing (IEF) electrophoresis steps...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333445/metallo-organic-ligand-designing-road-for-constructing-the-first-generation-dendritic-metallotriangle
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Tun Wu, Yu-Sheng Chen, Mingzhao Chen, Qianqian Liu, Xiaobo Xue, Yixian Shen, Jun Wang, Han Huang, Yi-Tsu Chan, Pingshan Wang
Three approaches have been carefully examined in order to develop a terpyridine-based dendritic metallotriangle: (1) direct self-assembly of two types of organic polyterpyridines with metal ions; (2) assembly of flexible metallo-organic ligands containing two uncomplexed free terpyridines with a possible 60°-V-shaped orientation; (3) assembly of functionalized metallotriangles possessing a fixed 60°-bent uncoordinated bisterpyridine. Only the third approach has successfully given rise to the desired first-generation dendritic metallotriangle...
March 23, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333435/laser-desorption-ionization-coupled-to-ft-icr-mass-spectrometry-for-studies-of-natural-organic-matter
#7
John W T Blackburn, Will Kew, Margaret C Graham, Dusan Uhrin
Laser desorption/ionization (LDI) was investigated as an ionization method for Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) studies of natural organic matter (NOM). Using International Humic Substances Society standards, Suwannee River fulvic acid (SRFA) and Suwannee River natural organic matter (SRNOM), LDI was found to ionize very similar set of compounds (> 90 % of molecular formulae identity) to the matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI), while producing higher quality spectra...
March 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333106/isolation-characterization-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-new-metabolites-from-the-south-african-endemic-red-algal-species-laurencia-alfredensis
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Godwin A Dziwornu, Mino R Caira, Jo-Anne de la Mare, Adrienne L Edkins, John J Bolton, Denzil R Beukes, Suthananda N Sunassee
The marine red algae of the genus Laurencia have been widely studied for their structurally diverse and biologically active secondary metabolites. We report here the natural product investigation of the organic extract of a newly identified South African endemic species, Laurencia alfredensis. A sequence of column chromatography, preparative TLC and normal phase HPLC resulted in the isolation of eleven compounds comprising three labdane-type diterpenes (1-3), four polyether triterpenes (4-7), three cholestane-type ecdysteroids (8-10) and a glycolipid (11)...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332768/separation-of-caffeoylquinic-acids-and-flavonoids-from-asteris-souliei-by-high-performance-counter-current-chromatography-and-their-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-vitro
#9
Qiang Zhang, He-Ying Pei, Kai Chen, Huan Tang, Bo Wu, Ming-Hai Tang, Ai-Hua Peng, Hao-Yu Ye, Li-Juan Chen
Eleven compounds were successfully separated from Asteris souliei by using a two-step high-performance counter-current chromatography method. The first step involved a reversed phase isocratic counter-current chromatography separation using hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:0.8:1:1 v/v), which produced three fractions, the first two of which were mixtures. The second step used step-gradient reversed-phase counter-current chromatography with hexane/butanol/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:0.5:3.5:1:4 v/v) initially followed by hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:2:1:2 v/v) to separate Fraction 1 into seven compounds; and hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:1:1:1...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332626/decreased-16-0-20-4-phosphatidylinositol-level-in-the-post-mortem-prefrontal-cortex-of-elderly-patients-with-schizophrenia
#10
Junya Matsumoto, Hiroki Nakanishi, Yasuto Kunii, Yuki Sugiura, Dai Yuki, Akira Wada, Mizuki Hino, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Takeshi Kondo, Michihiko Waki, Takahiro Hayasaka, Noritaka Masaki, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Yoshio Hashizume, Sakon Yamamoto, Shinji Sato, Takehiko Sasaki, Mitsutoshi Setou, Hirooki Yabe
The etiology of schizophrenia includes phospholipid abnormalities. Phospholipids are bioactive substances essential for brain function. To analyze differences in the quantity and types of phospholipids present in the brain tissue of patients with schizophrenia, we performed a global analysis of phospholipids in multiple brain samples using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass/mass spectrometry (LC-ESI/MS/MS) and imaging mass spectrometry (IMS). We found significantly decreased 16:0/20:4-phosphatidylinositol (PI) levels in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brains from patients with schizophrenia in the LC-ESI/MS/MS, and that the 16:0/20:4-PI in grey matter was most prominently diminished according to the IMS experiments...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332095/identification-of-t-cell-target-antigens-in-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-using-an-integrated-proteomics-based-approach-in-patient-specimens
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Carmen Rapp, Rolf Warta, Slava Stamova, Ali Nowrouzi, Christoph Geisenberger, Zoltan Gal, Saskia Roesch, Steffen Dettling, Simone Juenger, Mariana Bucur, Christine Jungk, Philip DaoTrong, Rezvan Ahmadi, Felix Sahm, David Reuss, Valentina Fermi, Esther Herpel, Volker Eckstein, Niels Grabe, Christoph Schramm, Markus A Weigand, Juergen Debus, Andreas von Deimling, Andreas Unterberg, Amir Abdollahi, Philipp Beckhove, Christel Herold-Mende
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly aggressive brain tumor and still remains incurable. Among others, an immature subpopulation of self-renewing and therapy-resistant tumor cells-often referred to as glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs)-has been shown to contribute to disease recurrence. To target these cells personalized immunotherapy has gained a lot of interest, e.g. by reactivating pre-existing anti-tumor immune responses against GSC antigens. To identify T cell targets commonly presented by GSCs and their differentiated counterpart, we used a proteomics-based separation of GSC proteins in combination with a T cell activation assay...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330214/production-kinetics-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-by-using-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-gamma-ray-mutant-strain-ebn-8-cultured-on-soybean-oil
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Sharjeel Abid, Zulfiqar Ali Raza, Tanveer Hussain
The purpose of present study was to optimize polyhydroxyalkanotes (PHAs) production in a gamma ray mutant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown on soybean oil in minimal salts media under shake flask conditions. The production kinetics was studied by sampling on daily basis for 6 days to investigate the best conditions for PHAs production like biomass estimation, carbon source utilization and PHAs yield. The PHA accumulation was observed up to 50.27 % (w/w) of cell dry mass. The Pseudomonas species synthesized medium chain length PHA copolyester as per identified by LCMS and confirmed by FTIR spectroscopy...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328236/treated-prevalence-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-increased-from-2009-to-2015-among-school-aged-children-and-adolescents-in-the-united-states
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Kwame A Nyarko, Scott D Grosse, Melissa L Danielson, Joseph R Holbrook, Susanna N Visser, Stuart K Shapira
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this brief is to describe changes in the treated prevalence of medically managed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among insured school-aged children and adolescents in the United States from 2009 to 2015. We examine the differences between those with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) and with Medicaid insurance. METHODS: We utilized two large longitudinal administrative datasets containing medical and drug claims data on individuals with ESI and Medicaid insurance from Truven Health MarketScan(®) Administrative Claims Databases...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328039/reduction-of-metal-adducts-in-oligonucleotide-mass-spectra-in-ion-pair-reversed-phase-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Robert E Birdsall, Martin Gilar, Henry Shion, Ying Qing Yu, Weibin Chen
RATIONALE: Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)-based techniques commonly used in oligonucleotide analyses are known to be sensitive to alkali metal adduct formation. Adducts directly impact the sensitivity of MS-based analyses as the available charge is distributed across the parent peak and adduct(s). The current study systematically evaluated common liquid chromatography (LC) components in LC/ESI-MS configurations used in oligonucleotide analysis to identify metal adduct contributions from LC instrumentation...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328034/extraction-efficiency-and-implications-for-absolute-quantitation-of-propranolol-in-mouse-brain-liver-and-kidney-tissue-sections-using-droplet-based-liquid-microjunction-surface-sampling-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-ionization-tandem-mass
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Vilmos Kertesz, Taylor M Weiskittel, Marissa Vavrek, Carol Freddo, Gary J Van Berkel
RATIONALE: Currently, the absolute quantitation aspects of droplet-based surface sampling for tissue analysis using a fully automated autosampler/high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/ESI-MS/MS) system have not been fully evaluated. Knowledge of extraction efficiency and its reproducibility is required to judge the potential of the method for absolute quantitation of analytes from tissue sections. METHODS: Adjacent tissue sections of propranolol-dosed mouse brain (10-μm-thick), kidney (10-μm-thick) and liver (8-, 10-, 16- and 24-μm-thick) were obtained...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328026/alternative-mass-reference-standards-for-direct-analysis-in-real-time-mass-spectrometry
#16
Robert B Cody, A John Dane
RATIONALE: Mass spectra were acquired with the Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART®) ion source for an amine-terminated polyether used as positive-ion mass reference standards and for several fluorinated materials commonly used as negative-ion reference standards for mass spectrometry. METHODS: A commercial time-of-flight mass spectrometer equipped with a DART ion source was used for all measurements. Mass reference standards deposited onto the sealed end of a glass melting point tube were suspended in the DART gas stream for analysis...
May 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326853/limonoid-from-the-rhizomes-of-luvunga-scandens-roxb-buch-ham
#17
Tan Phat Nguyen, Nhat Phan Minh, Trong Bui Dat, Tien Dung Le, Minh An Tran Nguyen, Thi Nhat Trinh Pham, Dinh Mai Tri
For first time, the chemical constituents of the rhizomes of Luvunga scandens (Roxb.) Buch. Ham. were investigated and led to the isolation of one new limonoid named Luvunga A (1), together with seven known compounds, including one limonoid (2) and six coumarins (3-8) were isolated for the first time from the species L. scandens by various chromatography methods. Their chemical structures were elucidated by IR, UV, HR-ESI-MS, NMR 1D and 2D experiments and compared with literatures.
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323431/au38-sph-24-au38-protected-with-aromatic-thiolate-ligands
#18
Milan Rambukwella, Shayna Burrage, Marie Neubrander, Oscar Baseggio, Edoardo Aprà, Mauro Stener, Alessandro Fortunelli, Amala Dass
Au38(SR)24 is one of the most extensively investigated gold nanomolecules along with Au25(SR)18 and Au144(SR)60. However, so far it has only been prepared using aliphatic-like ligands, where R = -SC6H13, -SC12H25 and -SCH2CH2Ph. Au38(SCH2CH2Ph)24 when reacted with HSPh undergoes core-size conversion to Au36(SPh)24, and existing literature suggests that Au38(SPh)24 cannot be synthesized. Here, contrary to prevailing knowledge, we demonstrate that Au38(SPh)24 can be prepared if the ligand exchanged conditions are optimized, under delicate conditions, without any formation of Au36(SPh)24...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323380/sarcophytrols-g-l-novel-minor-metabolic-components-from-south-china-sea-soft-coral-sarcophyton-trocheliophorum-marenzeller
#19
Lin-Fu Liang, Wen-Ting Chen, Ernesto Mollo, Li-Gong Yao, He-Yao Wang, Wei Xiao, Yue-Wei Guo
Minor metabolic components, six new cembranoids sarcophytrols G - L (1 - 6) along with two known related analogues 7 and 8, were isolated from the South China Sea soft coral Sarcophyton trocheliophorum. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses (1D- and 2D-NMR, and ESI-MS.) as well as comparison with literature data. As part of our ongoing research project for discovering bioactive substances from Chinese marine invertebrates, compounds 1 - 8 were tested for their inhibitory activity against protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), a key target for the treatment of Type-II diabetes and obesity...
March 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322395/a-simple-synthetic-route-to-polyoxovanadate-based-organic-inorganic-hybrids-using-eedq-as-an-ester-coupling-agent
#20
Aruuhan Bayaguud, JianDa Li, Shan She, Yongge Wei
A reaction strategy for the post-functionalization of hexavanadate derivatives is presented herein. In this study, five polyoxovanadate-based organic-inorganic hybrids TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOO(CH2)15CH3}2] (2), TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOO(CH2)8CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}2] (3), TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOOCH2CF3}2] (4), TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOO(CH2CH2O)3CH3}2] (5), and TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOO(CH2)12OH}2]·2CH3CH2OH (6) were successfully synthesized via esterification of carboxylic acid groups-containing TBA2[V6O13{(OCH2)3CCOOH}2] (1) with five alcohols possessing different functional groups...
March 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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