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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527388/abiotic-transformation-of-hexabromocyclododecane-by-sulfidated-nanoscale-zerovalent-iron-kinetics-mechanism-and-influencing-factors
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Dan Li, Xifen Zhu, Yin Zhong, Weilin Huang, Ping'an Peng
Recent studies showed that sulfidated nanoscale zerovalent iron (S-nZVI) is a better reducing agent than nanoscale zerovalen iron (nZVI) alone for reductive dechlorination of several organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE) due to the catalytic role of iron sulfide (FeS). We measured the rates of transformation of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) by S-nZVI and compared them to those by FeS, nZVI, and reduced sulfur species. The results showed that: i) HBCD (20 mg L(-1)) was almost completely transformed by S-nZVI (0...
May 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527114/current-and-future-editing-reagent-delivery-systems-for-plant-genome-editing
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Yidong Ran, Zhen Liang, Caixia Gao
Many genome editing tools have been developed and new ones are anticipated; some have been extensively applied in plant genetics, biotechnology and breeding, especially the CRISPR/Cas9 system. These technologies have opened up a new era for crop improvement due to their precise editing of user-specified sequences related to agronomic traits. In this review, we will focus on an update of recent developments in the methodologies of editing reagent delivery, and consider the pros and cons of current delivery systems...
May 1, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526883/openspritzer-an-open-hardware-pressure-ejection-system-for-reliably-delivering-picolitre-volumes
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C J Forman, H Tomes, B Mbobo, R J Burman, M Jacobs, T Baden, J V Raimondo
The ability to reliably and precisely deliver picolitre volumes is an important component of biological research. Here we describe a high-performance, low-cost, open hardware pressure ejection system (Openspritzer), which can be constructed from off the shelf components. The device is capable of delivering minute doses of reagents to a wide range of biological and chemical systems. In this work, we characterise the performance of the device and compare it to a popular commercial system using two-photon fluorescence microscopy...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526556/circulating-levels-of-cortistatin-are-correlated-with-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Wenjia Chen, Yu Fu, Xinhua Yin, Yue Liu
Cortistatin (CST) is a recently discovered cyclic neuropeptide with multiple bioactive effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma CST and various metabolic markers in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). For this study, 60 patients with newly diagnosed T2DM and 38 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were recruited. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG), serum insulin and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels and a blood lipid profile were obtained with commercially available diagnostic reagents...
May 16, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526341/preparation-and-characterization-of-amidated-derivatives-of-alginic-acid
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Tomáš Taubner, Milan Marounek, Andriy Synytsya
Alginic acid is a suitable material for modification to prepare new derivatives because of presence of its carboxyl groups. The high content of carboxyl groups over the entire length of its chain renders it an easily modifiable material with a possibility of achieving a high degree of substitution in the prepared derivatives. The salt of alginic acid (sodium alginate) is readily commercially available and is widely used in many branches of chemistry. Alginic acid was thus selected as the substrate for amidation...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526034/differential-darc-ackr1-expression-distinguishes-venular-from-non-venular-endothelial-cells-in-murine-tissues
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Aude Thiriot, Carolina Perdomo, Guiying Cheng, Igor Novitzky-Basso, Sara McArdle, Jamie K Kishimoto, Olga Barreiro, Irina Mazo, Robinson Triboulet, Klaus Ley, Antal Rot, Ulrich H von Andrian
BACKGROUND: Intravascular leukocyte recruitment in most vertebrate tissues is restricted to postcapillary and collecting venules, whereas capillaries and arterioles usually support little or no leukocyte adhesion. This segmental restriction is thought to be mediated by endothelial, rather than hemodynamic, differences. The underlying mechanisms are largely unknown, in part because effective tools to distinguish, isolate, and analyze venular endothelial cells (V-ECs) and non-venular endothelial cells (NV-ECs) have been unavailable...
May 19, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525851/a-fully-integrated-distance-readout-elisa-chip-for-point-of-care-testing-with-sample-in-answer-out-capability
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Dan Liu, Xingrui Li, Junkai Zhou, Shibo Liu, Tian Tian, Yanling Song, Zhi Zhu, Leiji Zhou, Tianhai Ji, Chaoyong Yang
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a popular laboratory technique for detection of disease-specific protein biomarkers with high specificity and sensitivity. However, ELISA requires labor-intensive and time-consuming procedures with skilled operators and spectroscopic instrumentation. Simplification of the procedures and miniaturization of the devices are crucial for ELISA-based point-of-care (POC) testing in resource-limited settings. Here, we present a fully integrated, instrument-free, low-cost and portable POC platform which integrates the process of ELISA and the distance readout into a single microfluidic chip...
May 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525570/droplet-barcode-sequencing-for-targeted-linked-read-haplotyping-of-single-dna-molecules
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David Redin, Erik Borgström, Mengxiao He, Hooman Aghelpasand, Max Käller, Afshin Ahmadian
Data produced with short-read sequencing technologies result in ambiguous haplotyping and a limited capacity to investigate the full repertoire of biologically relevant forms of genetic variation. The notion of haplotype-resolved sequencing data has recently gained traction to reduce this unwanted ambiguity and enable exploration of other forms of genetic variation; beyond studies of just nucleotide polymorphisms, such as compound heterozygosity and structural variations. Here we describe Droplet Barcode Sequencing, a novel approach for creating linked-read sequencing libraries by uniquely barcoding the information within single DNA molecules in emulsion droplets, without the aid of specialty reagents or microfluidic devices...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525323/values-of-apoptosis-of-lymphocytes-and-granulocytes-in-peripheral-blood-of-polish-mixed-breed-rabbits-in-the-annual-cycle
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B Tokarz-Deptuła, B Hukowska-Szematowicz, P Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej, A Trzeciak-Ryczek, W Deptuła
The objective of the study was to determine values of apoptosis for peripheral blood lymphocytes and granulocytes, including dependency on the season of the year, in Polish mixed-breed rabbits and in mixed-breed rabbits with the addition of blood of meat-breed rabbits. The study was carried out in four seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter) involving 120 Polish mixed-breed rabbits - group I, and 120 Polish mixed-breed rabbits with addition of meat-breed rabbit blood - group II. Assessment of apoptosis of lymphocytes and granulocytes was performed using as FACScan cytometer by Becton Dickinson with FACSDiva software (USA), using as ApoFluor® Green Caspase reagent kit (MP Biomedicals, USA) to detect the activity of the total caspase pool 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in granulocytes and lymphocytes of rabbit peripheral blood...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525261/methods-utilizing-first-row-transition-metals-in-natural-product-total-synthesis
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Joshua E Zweig, Daria E Kim, Timothy R Newhouse
First-row transition-metal-mediated reactions constitute an important and growing area of research due to the low cost, low toxicity, and exceptional synthetic versatility of these metals. Currently, there is considerable effort to replace existing precious-metal-catalyzed reactions with first-row analogs. More importantly, there are a plethora of unique transformations mediated by first-row metals, which have no classical second- or third-row counterpart. Herein, the application of first-row metal-mediated methods to the total synthesis of natural products is discussed...
May 19, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524100/cs%C3%A2-co%C3%A2-initiated-trifluoro-methylation-of-chalcones-and-ketones-for-practical-synthesis-of-trifluoromethylated-tertiary-silyl-ethers
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Cheng Dong, Xing-Feng Bai, Ji-Yuan Lv, Yu-Ming Cui, Jian Cao, Zhan-Jiang Zheng, Li-Wen Xu
It was found that 1,2-trifluoromethylation reactions of ketones, enones, and aldehydes were easily accomplished using the Prakash reagent in the presence of catalytic amounts of cesium carbonate, which represents an experimentally convenient, atom-economic process for this anionic trifluoromethylation of non-enolisable aldehydes and ketones.
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523912/domino-hydroboration-trifluoromethylation-of-alkynes-using-fluoroform-derived-cucf3
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Lisi He, Xinkan Yang, Gavin Chit Tsui
A domino hydroboration/trifluoromethylation (formal hydrotrifluoromethylation) of alkynes using the fluoroform-derived [CuCF3] reagent is achieved. Synthetically useful (E)-alkenyl-CF3 building blocks and 1,1-bis(trifluoromethyl)- substituted alkenes can be prepared under ambient conditions in one-pot/one-step from alkynes. The ultimate source of CF3 is the inexpensive industrial waste fluoroform.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523904/enantioselective-propargylation-of-polyols-and-desymmetrization-of-meso-1-2-diols-by-copper-borinic-acid-dual-catalysis
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Ren-Zhe Li, Hua Tang, Ke R Yang, Li-Qiang Wan, Xia Zhang, Jie Liu, Zhengyan Fu, Dawen Niu
A copper/borinic acid dual catalytic reaction enabled the enantioselective propargylation of aliphatic polyols. Readily available reagents and catalysts were used in this transformation, which displayed good to excellent chemo- and stereoselectivity for a broad array of substrates. The method was also applicable to the desymmetrization of meso 1,2-diols to furnish products with three stereogenic centers and a terminal alkyne group in one operation.
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523779/arylative-intramolecular-allylation-of-ketones-with-1-3-enynes-enabled-by-catalytic-alkenyl-to-allyl-1-4-rhodium-i-migration
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Benjamin M Partridge, Michael Callingham, William Lewis, Hon Wai Lam
Alkenyl-to-allyl 1,4-rhodium(I) migration enables the generation of nucleophilic allylrhodium(I) species by remote C-H activation. This new mode of reactivity was employed in the diastereoselective reaction of arylboron reagents with substrates containing a 1,3-enyne tethered to a ketone, to give products containing three contiguous stereocenters. The products can be obtained in high enantioselectivities using a chiral sulfur-alkene ligand.
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523286/synthetic-lethality-screens-using-rnai-in-combination-with-crispr-based-knockout-in-drosophila-cells
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Benjamin E Housden, Hilary E Nicholson, Norbert Perrimon
A synthetic lethal interaction is a type of genetic interaction where the disruption of either of two genes individually has little effect but their combined disruption is lethal. Knowledge of synthetic lethal interactions can allow for elucidation of network structure and identification of candidate drug targets for human diseases such as cancer. In Drosophila, combinatorial gene disruption has been achieved previously by combining multiple RNAi reagents. Here we describe a protocol for high-throughput combinatorial gene disruption by combining CRISPR and RNAi...
February 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522852/kv3-4-is-modulated-by-hif-1%C3%AE-to-protect-sh-sy5y-cells-against-oxidative-stress-induced-neural-cell-death
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Min Seok Song, Pan Dong Ryu, So Yeong Lee
The Kv3.4 channel is characterized by fast inactivation and sensitivity to oxidation. However, the physiological role of Kv3.4 as an oxidation-sensitive channel has yet to be investigated. Here, we demonstrate that Kv3.4 plays a pivotal role in oxidative stress-related neural cell damage as an oxidation-sensitive channel and that HIF-1α down-regulates Kv3.4 function, providing neuroprotection. MPP(+) and CoCl2 are reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating reagents that induce oxidative stress. However, only CoCl2 decreases the expression and function of Kv3...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522548/a-multi-purpose-toolkit-to-enable-advanced-genome-engineering-in-plants
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Tomas Cermak, Shaun J Curtin, Javier Gil-Humanes, Radim Čegan, Thomas J Y Kono, Eva Konečná, Joseph J Belanto, Colby G Starker, Jade W Mathre, Rebecca L Greenstein, Daniel F Voytas
We report a comprehensive toolkit that enables targeted, specific modification of monocot and dicot genomes using a variety of genome engineering approaches. Our reagents, based on TALENs and the CRISPR/Cas9 system, are systematized for fast, modular cloning and accommodate diverse regulatory sequences to drive reagent expression. Vectors are optimized to create either single or multiple gene knockouts and large chromosomal deletions. Moreover, integration of geminivirus-based vectors enables precise gene editing through homologous recombination...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521618/markers-of-oxidative-nitrative-damage-of-plasma-proteins-correlated-with-edss-and-bdi-scores-in-patients-with-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Agnieszka Morel, Michał Bijak, Marta Niwald, Elżbieta Miller, Joanna Saluk
Objectives The objective of the present study was to evaluate oxidative/nitrative stress in the plasma of 50 patients suffering from the secondary progressive course of multiple sclerosis (MS), and to verify its correlation with physical and mental disability as assessed by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Methods Oxidative and nitrative damage to proteins was determined by the level of carbonyl groups and 3-nitrotyrosine using ELISA test. Based on the reaction with Ellman's reagent, we estimated the concentration of oxidized thiol groups...
May 19, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521100/single-step-synthesis-of-small-azide-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-versatile-water-dispersible-reagents-for-click-chemistry
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Edward W Elliott, Aurora L Ginzburg, Zachary C Kennedy, Zhenshuo Feng, James E Hutchison
Nanoparticles possessing functional groups that can be readily conjugated (e.g. through click chemistry) are important precursors for the preparation of customized nanohybrid products. Such nanoparticles, if they are stable against agglomeration, are easily dispersible and have well-defined surface chemistry and size. As click-ready reagents, they can be stored until their time of use and then simply dispersed and reacted with an appropriate substrate. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are excellent candidates for this purpose and some clickable gold nanoparticles have been developed; however, AuNPs for use in aqueous systems are often prepared through difficult multistep processes and/or can be poorly dispersible in water...
May 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521099/perfluoroalkylation-of-aryl-n-n-dimethyl-hydrazones-using-hypervalent-iodine-iii-reagents-or-perfluoroalkyl-iodides
#20
Benjamin Janhsen, Armido Studer
Radical trifluoromethylation of aryl N,N-dimethyl hydrazones using TBAI as an initiator and Togni's reagent as a trifluoromethyl radical source is described. Cascades proceed via electron-catalysis and this approach is more generally applicable to hydrazone perfluoro-alkylation using perfluoroalkyl iodides as radical precursors in combination with a base under visible light initiation.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
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