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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738670/antidoping-program-an-important-factor-in-the-promotion-and-protection-of-the-integrity-of-sport-and-athlete-s-health
#1
Filomena Mazzeo, Vincenzo Monda, Stefania Santamaria, Ersilia Nigro, Anna Valenzano, Ines Villano, Giuseppe Cibelli, Antonietta Messina, Giovanni Messina
Use of performance-enhancing drugs concern not only elite Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletes but also amateur athletes, who are making increasing use of substances and/or methods. Furthermore, a new frontier reached by the doping is the use of genes. World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA), expressly prohibited the participation in competitive sports by the athlete in case of taking banned substances to treat disease in the event that the above assumption implies an excessive improvement of performance. This study aims to analyze and show the doping control as an essential part of the anti-doping program to promote and protect the integrity of sport and athlete's health...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738664/bomb-swab-can-trace-explosive-particle-sampling-and-detection-be-improved
#2
Danny Fisher, Raya Zach, Yossef Matana, Paz Elia, Shiran Shustack, Yarden Sharon, Yehuda Zeiri
The marked increase in international terror in recent years requires the development of highly efficient methods to detect trace amounts of explosives at airports, border crossings and check points. The preferred analytical method worldwide is the ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) that is capable of detecting most explosives at the nano-gram level. Sample collection for the IMS analysis is based on swabbing of a passenger's belongings to collect possible explosive residues. The present study examines a wide range of issues related to swab-based particle collection and analysis, in the hope of gaining deeper understanding into this technique that will serve to improve the detection process...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738661/semiautomatic-sequential-extraction-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-elemental-bio-accessible-fraction-by-accelerated-solvent-extraction-on-a-single-particulate-matter-sample
#3
Maria Luisa Astolfi, Patrizia Di Filippo, Alessandra Gentili, Silvia Canepari
We describe the optimization and validation of a sequential extractive method for the determination of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, V and Zn) that are chemically fractionated into bio-accessible and mineralized residual fractions on a single particulate matter filter. The extraction is performed by automatic accelerated solvent extraction (ASE); samples are sequentially treated with dichloromethane/acetone (4:1) for PAHs extraction and acetate buffer (0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738660/novel-biomimetic-enzyme-for-sensitive-detection-of-superoxide-anions
#4
Fang Peng, Tingting Xu, Fan Wu, Chunxue Ma, Yuhong Liu, Jianying Li, Bo Zhao, Chun Mao
Superoxide anion (O2(•-)), one of the most active reactive oxygen species (ROS) in micro-environment of the human body, is involved in some diseases if there is excess O2(•-) associated with oxidative stress. Accurate detection of its concentration has important medical diagnostic significance. In this work, a new electrochemical sensor was designed and fabricated for sensitive detection based on Mn-superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) that decorated onto the surface of magnetic polymeric nanotubes by surface self-assembly processes...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738657/a-new-strategy-for-fabrication-of-water-dispersible-and-biodegradable-fluorescent-organic-nanoparticles-with-aie-and-esipt-characteristics-and-their-utilization-for-bioimaging
#5
Dazhuang Xu, Meiying Liu, Hui Zou, Jianwen Tian, Hongye Huang, Qing Wan, Yanfeng Dai, Yuanqing Wen, Xiaoyong Zhang, Yen Wei
Fluorescence probes play a crucial role in optical imaging for visualization of complex biological processes. As compared with conventional organic fluorogens, the probes with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) characteristics show significant advantages in high quantum yield at concentrated and aggregated state, large Stokes shift and low cytotoxicity. However, the synthesis of AIE-active fluorescent probes through the ESIPT mechanism has received only very limited attention...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738646/synthesis-characterization-and-application-of-a-novel-multifunctional-stationary-phase-for-hydrophilic-interaction-reversed-phase-mixed-mode-chromatography
#6
Hayriye Aral, K Serdar Çelik, Ramazan Altındağ, Tarık Aral
A novel multifunctional stationary phase based on silica gel was synthesised starting from L- isoleucine and 4-phenylbutylamine and evaluated as a hydrophilic interaction/reversed-phase mixed-mode stationary phase for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The prepared stationary phase was characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy (IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) and solid-state (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The mechanisms involved in the chromatographic separation are multi-interaction, including hydrophobic, π-π, hydrogen-bonding, dipole-dipole and ion-dipole interactions...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738640/new-insights-in-forensic-chemistry-nir-chemometrics-analysis-of-toners-for-questioned-documents-examination
#7
Stefano Materazzi, Roberta Risoluti, Sara Pinci, Francesco Saverio Romolo
Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRs) coupled to chemometrics was investigated for the first time as a new tool for the analysis of black toners to evaluate its application in forensic cases. Ten black toners from four manufacturers were included in this study and the acquired spectra were compared in order to differentiate toners. Multivariate statistical analysis based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was considered to develop a model of comparison of toners in questioned documents. Results demonstrated the capabilities of the approach NIR/Chemometrics to correctly identify toners when printed on different papers and to be not affected by the printing process...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738631/a-review-aptamer-based-analytical-strategies-using-the-nanomaterials-for-environmental-and-human-monitoring-of-toxic-heavy-metals
#8
REVIEW
Leila Farzin, Mojtaba Shamsipur, Shahab Sheibani
Recent developments in biotechnology offer the new methods for the sensitive detection of heavy metals based on the affinity and specificity of aptamers, as nucleic acid ligands selected from random sequence pools in vitro. Heavy metals have received considerable importance as the most toxic metallic pollutants which may cause serious environmental damages. They are classified as trace elements because of their presence in trace concentrations in various environmental matrices. Thus, the precise and sensitive methods to detect heavy metals are important to ensure human and environment safety...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738628/mip-meps-based-sensing-strategy-for-the-selective-assay-of-dimethoate-application-to-wheat-flour-samples
#9
D Capoferri, M Del Carlo, N Ntshongontshi, E I Iwuoha, M Sergi, F Di Ottavio, D Compagnone
The aim of this work was to demonstrate the potentialities of the use of a molecularly imprinted (MIP) sensor coupled to a microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) strategy for the selective and sensitive detection of dimethoate in real samples. A dimethoate-polypyrrole MIP film was realised by cyclic voltammetry (CV) on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Being dimethoate electro-inactive, K3[Fe(CN)6] was used as probe for the indirect quantification of the analyte via the decrease of redox peaks observed upon binding of the target analyte...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738626/elimination-of-interference-from-water-in-kbr-disk-ft-ir-spectra-of-solid-biomaterials-by-chemometrics-solved-with-kinetic-modeling
#10
Sherald H Gordon, Rogers E Harry-O'kuru, Abdellatif A Mohamed
Infrared analysis of proteins and polysaccharides by the well known KBr disk technique is notoriously frustrated and defeated by absorbed water interference in the important amide and hydroxyl regions of spectra. This interference has too often been overlooked or ignored even when the resulting distortion is critical or even fatal, as in quantitative analyses of protein secondary structure, because the water has been impossible to measure or eliminate. Therefore, a new chemometric method was devised that corrects spectra of materials in KBr disks by mathematically eliminating the water interference...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738623/analysis-of-illegal-peptide-drugs-via-hilic-dad-ms
#11
Steven Janvier, Evelien De Sutter, Evelien Wynendaele, Bart De Spiegeleer, Celine Vanhee, Eric Deconinck
Biopharmaceuticals have established themselves as highly efficient medicines, and are still one of the fastest growing parts of the health-product industry. Unfortunately, the introduction of these promising new drugs went hand in hand with the creation of a black market for illegal and counterfeit biotechnology drugs. Particularly popular are the lyophilised peptides with a molecular weight of less than 5kDa. Most of them are meant for subcutaneous injection and are easily accessible via the internet. In recent years, different methods based on reversed phase liquid chromatography have been developed to detect and quantify these peptides...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738608/a-fast-bioanalytical-method-based-on-microextraction-by-packed-sorbent-and-uplc-ms-ms-for-determining-new-psychoactive-substances-in-oral-fluid
#12
A M Ares, P Fernández, M Regenjo, A M Fernández, A M Carro, R A Lorenzo
The emergence in recent years of potentially dangerous new psychoactive substances (NPS) that are not under international control has led to the development of multi-analyte procedures for their unequivocal quantification. A fast ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method (UPLC-MS/MS), in combination with a sample pretreatment based on microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS), was for the first time used in this work for the simultaneous determination of NPS in oral fluid. This matrix is an effective alternative to typical biological samples for drug control in substitution therapy programs, and also for the prevention and reduction of traffic accidents...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738596/chromatographic-separation-of-racemic-praziquantel-and-its-residual-determination-in-perch-by-lc-ms-ms
#13
Limin He, Fuming Gao, Erfen Li, Jauh Tzuoh Lee, Liangqiao Bian, Daniel W Armstrong
An enantioselective depletion study of praziquantel (PZQ) in perch muscle was done using a simple, sensitive and specific liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. Two cyclic polypeptides and two cyclic saccharide chromatographic columns were evaluated. The new hydroxypropyl β-cyclodextrin (HP-RSP) superficially porous particle (SPP) column produced the optimum separation and was selected for the study. Deuterium labeled PZQ-d11 was used as the internal standard. The method was linear over concentration ranges of 5...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738595/compound-specific-%C3%AE-13-c-and-%C3%AE-2-h-analysis-of-olive-oil-fatty-acids
#14
Mauro Paolini, Luana Bontempo, Federica Camin
Fatty acids are the most abundant biomolecules in olive oil. In this study, we describe the analytical method developed to measure the δ(13)C, and for the first time, the δ(2)H values of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) extracted from olive oil triglycerides, after base-catalysed transesterification with methanol. The extracted FAMEs are analysed using Gas Chromatography Combustion/Pyrolysis Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-C/Py-IRMS). The method made it possible to obtain baseline separation between the peaks of the main FAMEs (C16, C18, C18:1, C18:2)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738585/ordered-mesoporous-silica-film-as-a-novel-fiber-coating-for-solid-phase-microextraction
#15
Hui Jiang, Jiansheng Li, Xingru Hu, Jinyou Shen, Xiuyun Sun, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang
Ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) film supported on anodized titanium wire was fabricated as a new solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber for the extraction of chlorophenols (CPs) from aqueous media followed by the determination with gas chromatography flame ionization detection (GC-FID). The supported OMS film was prepared via a solvent evaporation-induced self-assembly approach (EISA) combined with dip-coating technology. Commonly used fragile fused silica fiber was replaced by anodized titanium wire. The coating materials were characterized by N2 adsorption-desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738584/production-of-stable-and-sensitive-sers-substrate-based-on-commercialized-porous-material-of-silanized-support
#16
Han Zhang, Lin Sun, Yuan Zhang, Yan Kang, Huilian Hu, Huirong Tang, Yiping Du
This paper reports accurate synthesis of a new type of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate based on gold nanoparticles decorated 201 red silanized diatomaceous supports. The developed SERS substrate is easy to fabricate, cost effective and offers sensitive rapid detection. The performance and stability of the SERS substrate was investigated and the results showed good SERS activity of substrate that can last for more than 6 months. Tiazophos and phosmet pesticides in aqueous solutions can be detected clearly at a low concentration of 0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738583/application-of-headspace-and-direct-immersion-solid-phase-microextraction-in-the-analysis-of-organothiophosphates-related-to-the-chemical-weapons-convention-from-water-and-complex-matrices
#17
Marc André Althoff, Andreas Bertsch, Manfred Metzulat, Thomas M Klapötke, Konstantin L Karaghiosoff
The successful application of headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) solid phase microextraction (SPME) for the unambiguous identification and characterization of a series of toxic thiophosphate esters, such as Amiton (I), from aqueous phases and complex matrices (e.g. grass and foliage) has been demonstrated. A Thermo Scientific gas chromatograph (GC) - tandem mass spectrometer (MS/MS) system with a TriPlus RSH® autosampler and a SPME tool was used to investigate the effect of different parameters that influence the extraction efficiency: e...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738581/the-g-bhq-synergistic-effect-improved-double-quenching-molecular-beacons-based-on-guanine-and-black-hole-quencher-for-sensitive-simultaneous-detection-of-two-dnas
#18
Dongshan Xiang, Fengquan Li, Chenyi Wu, Boan Shi, Kun Zhai
We designed two double quenching molecular beacons (MBs) with simple structure based on guanine (G base) and Black Hole Quencher (BHQ), and developed a new analytical method for sensitive simultaneous detection of two DNAs by synchronous fluorescence analysis. In this analytical method, carboxyl fluorescein (FAM) and tetramethyl-6-carboxyrhodamine (TAMRA) were respectively selected as fluorophore of two MBs, Black Hole Quencher 1 (BHQ-1) and Black Hole Quencher 2 (BHQ-2) were respectively selected as organic quencher, and three continuous nucleotides with G base were connected to organic quencher (BHQ-1 and BHQ-2)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738572/sequential-determination-of-nickel-and-cadmium-in-tobacco-molasses-and-refill-solutions-for-e-cigarettes-samples-by-molecular-fluorescence
#19
María Carolina Talio, Magdalena Alesso, Mariano Acosta, Verónica S Wills, Liliana P Fernández
In this work, a new procedure was developed for separation and preconcentration of nickel(II) and cadmium(II) in several and varied tobacco samples. Tobacco samples were selected considering the main products consumed by segments of the population, in particular the age (youth) and lifestyle of the consumer. To guarantee representative samples, a randomized strategy of sampling was used. In the first step, a chemofiltration on nylon membrane is carried out employing eosin (Eo) and carbon nanotubes dispersed in sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) solution (phosphate buffer pH 7)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738560/novel-metal-nanoparticle-enhanced-fluorescence-for-determination-of-trace-amounts-of-fluoroquinolone-in-aqueous-solutions
#20
Sheng-Nan Yin, Ting Yao, Tun-Hua Wu, Yong Zhang, Ping Wang
Metal-enhanced fluorescence of fluoroquinolones (FQs) was first observed in aqueous solutions. In addition, a new type of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) was synthesized with simple and easy synthetic processes and environmentally friendly compounds. The effects of different concentrations of AgNPs on the fluorescence behaviours of ciprofloxacin (CIP), enrofloxacin (ENR) and lomefloxacin (LMF) in aqueous solutions were investigated, respectively. The experimental results demonstrated that the fluorescence peak shapes and the locations of the features in the excitation and emission spectra for each FQ that was mixed with AgNPs were almost the same as those of the standard FQs...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
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