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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793210/polypharmacological-profile-of-1-2-dihydro-2-oxo-pyridine-3-carboxamides-in-the-endocannabinoid-system
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Andrea Chicca, Chiara Arena, Simone Bertini, Francesca Gado, Elena Ciaglia, Mario Abate, Maria Digiacomo, Margherita Lapillo, Giulio Poli, Maurizio Bifulco, Marco Macchia, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Jürg Gertsch, Clementina Manera
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) represents one of the major neuromodulatory systems involved in different physiological and pathological processes. Multi-target compounds exert their activities by acting via multiple mechanisms of action and represent a promising pharmacological modulation of the ECS. In this work we report 4-substituted and 4,5-disubstituted 1,2-dihydro-2-oxo-pyridine-3-carboxamide derivatives with a broad spectrum of affinity and functional activity towards both cannabinoid receptors and additional effects on the main components of the ECS...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793140/effectiveness-of-a-voluntary-family-befriending-service-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-using-the-donabedian-model
#2
S V Gentry, E F J Powers, N Azim, M Maidrag
OBJECTIVES: Voluntary befriending schemes operate in many countries, promoting public health by supporting vulnerable individuals and families. Use of third sector and voluntary services to complement health and social care provision is increasingly important globally in the context of economic and demographic challenges, but the evidence base around such collaborations is limited. This article reports the results of operational evaluation research seeking to use robust routine work to generate transferable findings for use by those commissioning and providing services...
May 21, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793040/quinones-and-nitroaromatic-compounds-as-subversive-substrates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-flavohemoglobin
#3
Myriam Moussaoui, Lina Misevičienė, Žilvinas Anusevičius, Audronė Marozienė, Florence Lederer, Laura Baciou, Narimantas Čėnas
In microorganisms, flavohemoglobins (FHbs) containing FAD and heme (Fe3+ , metHb) convert NO. into nitrate at the expense of NADH and O2 . FHbs contribute to bacterial resistance to nitrosative stress. Therefore, inhibition of FHbs functions may decrease the pathogen virulence. We report here a kinetic study of the reduction of quinones and nitroaromatic compounds by S. aureus FHb. We show that this enzyme rapidly reduces quinones and nitroaromatic compounds in a mixed single- and two-electron pathway. The reactivity of nitroaromatics increased upon an increase in their single-electron reduction potential (E1 7 ), whereas the reactivity of quinones poorly depended on their E1 7 with a strong preference for a 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone structure...
May 21, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793031/cloning-overexpression-and-purification-of-a-gene-of-unknown-function-of-prophage-loci-from-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-the-destructive-bacterial-pathogen-of-huanglongbing-disease-in-citrus-plants
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Duangtip Sudhan, Thamrongjet Puttamuk, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij, Pitak Chuawong
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is one of the most destructive diseases affecting citrus industry worldwide. The causal agent in Asia is a phloem-limited, Gram-negative bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (CLas). Within the genome of CLas lies prophage regions, classified as Type-A, B, C, and D. In particular, Type-D has been indicated to correlate with the blotchy-mottle symptoms of citrus trees. Here we reported the cloning, overexpression, and purification of the ORF1, an open reading frame from the partial Type-D region of CLas obtained from an infected lime tree (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792966/one-step-fabrication-of-chitosan-fe-oh-3-beads-for-efficient-adsorption-of-anionic-dyes
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XinxinYang, Yumei Li, Hongmei Gao, Chuying Wang, Xiaohuan Zhang, Hongli Zhou
In this study, we reported the one-step synthesis of chitosan-Fe(OH)3 beads without the use of acid solvent, which could be used as effective adsorbents for anionic dyes removal. The preparation process was easy and green. The as-prepared beads were characterized for structural and morphological analysis in detail using several techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Thermogravimetric analysis. The content of Fe(OH)3 in chitosan-Fe(OH)3 beads was 54...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792951/an-analysis-of-variability-in-genome-organisation-of-intracellular-calcium-release-channels-across-insect-orders
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Bartlomiej J Troczka, Ewan Richardson, Rafael Homem, T G Emyr Davies
Using publicly available genomic data, combined with RT-PCR validation, we explore structural genomic variation for two major ion channels across insect classes. We have manually curated Ryanodine receptor (RyR) and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3 R) ORFs and their corresponding genomic structures from 26 different insects covering major insect orders. We found that, despite high protein identity for both RyRs (>75%) and IP3 Rs (~67%), the overall complexity of the gene structure varies greatly between different insect orders with the simplest genes (fewest introns) found in Diptera and the most complex in Lepidoptera...
May 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792945/cross-linking-by-epichlorohydrin-and-diepoxybutane-correlates-with-cytotoxicity-and-leads-to-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-hl-60-cells
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Phuong M Le, Vanesa L Silvestri, Samuel C Redstone, Jordanne B Dunn, Julie T Millard
The bifunctional alkylating agents epichlorohydrin (ECH) and diepoxybutane (DEB) have been linked to increased cancer risks in industrial workers. These compounds react with DNA and proteins, leading to genotoxic effects. We used the comet assay to monitor formation of cross-links in HL-60 cells treated with ECH, DEB, and the structurally related anti-cancer drug mechlorethamine (HN2). We report a time- and dose-dependent cytotoxicity that correlated with cross-linking activity, following the order HN2 > DEB > ECH...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792905/together-means-more-happiness-relationship-status-moderates-the-association-between-brain-structure-and-life-satisfaction
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Xingxing Zhu, Kangcheng Wang, Li Chen, Aihua Cao, Qunlin Chen, Junchao Li, Jiang Qiu
Life satisfaction reflects an individual's general evaluation of their overall quality of life. It has been hypothesized that relationship status (i.e. state of intimate relationship such as marriage, unmarried cohabiting, dating with others, single or divorce) may influence individual life satisfaction. However, there is little accessible empirical evidence that allows us to explore this proposition. Using a large sample of young adults (n = 1031) from the Human Connectome Project (HCP), we showed that compared to other relationship statuses (e...
May 21, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792803/macroporous-enabled-highly-deformable-layered-hydrogels-with-designed-ph-response
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Minggan Li, Dehi Joung, Dae Kun Hwang
Environment responsive hydrogel structures are of great interests in materials research and have a wide range of applications. By using a flow lithography technique, we report a one-step and high throughput fabrication method for the synthesis of highly pH-responsive hydrogels with designed shape transformations. In this method, heterogeneous hydrogels with porous and nonporous layers are synthesized using a single UV exposure in a microfluidic channel. During the UV polymerization the porous layers, which are formed by using polymerization induced phase separation (PIPS), significantly increase the swelling capability and enhance the swelling rate of the hydrogels...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792740/colloid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-ct-and-pet-ct-findings-in-seven-patients
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Han Kyul Kim, Joungho Han, Teri J Franks, Kyung Soo Lee, Tae Jung Kim, Joon Young Choi, Jaeil Zo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess CT and 18 F-FDG PET/CT findings of colloid adenocarcinoma of the lung in seven patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2017, seven patients with surgically proven colloid adenocarcinoma of the lung were identified. CT (both enhanced and unenhanced) and PET/CT findings were analyzed, and the imaging features were compared with histopathologic reports. Clinical and demographic features were also analyzed. RESULTS: In all cases except one, tumors showed low attenuation on unenhanced CT scans, ranging in attenuation from -16...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792699/water-soluble-ruthenium-ii-carbonyls-with-1-3-5-triaza-7-phosphoadamantane
#11
Federica Battistin, Gabriele Balducci, Barbara Milani, Enzo Alessio
As a continuation of our strategy for preparing new Ru(II) precursors with improved water solubility through the introduction of highly water-soluble 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphoadamantane (PTA) supporting ligands in the coordination sphere, in this work, we address the largely unexplored preparation of Ru(II)-PTA carbonyls. Two complementary synthetic approaches were used: (1) the treatment of a series of neutral Ru(II)-CO-dmso compounds of general formula RuCl2 (CO) n (dmso)4- n ( n = 1-3, 1-5) with PTA; (2) the reaction of Ru(II)-PTA complexes with CO...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792677/ultra-low-power-smart-electronic-nose-system-based-on-three-dimensional-tin-oxide-nanotube-arrays
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Jiaqi Chen, Zhuo Chen, Farid Boussaid, Daquan Zhang, Xiaofang Pan, Huijuan Zhao, Amine Bermak, Chi-Ying Tsui, Xinran Wang, Zhiyong Fan
In this work, we present a high performance smart electronic nose (E-nose) system consisting of multiplexed tin dioxide (SnO2) nanotube sensor array, read-out circuit, wireless data transmission unit, mobile phone receiver and data processing application (App). Using the proposed nanotube sensor device structure in conjunction with multiple electrode materials, high sensitivity gas detection and discrimination have been achieved at room temperature, enabling a 1,000 times reduction of sensor's power consumption as compared to a conventional device using thin film SnO2...
May 24, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792520/changes-in-the-neurovascular-anatomy-of-the-shoulder-after-an-open-latarjet-procedure-defining-a-surgical-safe-zone
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Christopher M LaPrade, Andrew S Bernhardson, Zachary S Aman, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Grant J Dornan, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: Although previous literature has described the relevant anatomy for an open anterior Bankart approach of the shoulder, there is little known regarding the anatomic relationship changes in the neurovascular structures after an open Latarjet procedure. PURPOSE: To define the neurovascular anatomy of the native shoulder in relation to the coracoid and to define the anatomy after the Latarjet procedure in relation to the glenoid to determine distances to these neurovascular structures with and without neurolysis of the musculocutaneous nerve (MCN) from the conjoint tendon...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792491/does-oral-language-underpin-the-development-of-later-behavior-problems-a-longitudinal-meta-analysis
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Jason C Chow, Erik Ekholm, Heather Coleman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to estimate the overall weighted mean effect of the relation between early language skills and later behavior problems in school-aged children. METHOD: A systematic literature search yielded 19,790 unduplicated reports, and a structured search strategy and identification procedure yielded 25 unique data sets, with 114 effect sizes for analysis. Eligible reports were then coded, and effect sizes were extracted and synthesized via robust variance estimation and random-effects meta-analytic techniques...
May 24, 2018: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792438/collimonins-a-d-unstable-polyynes-with-antifungal-or-pigmentation-activities-from-the-fungus-feeding-bacterium-collimonas-fungivorans-ter331
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Kenji Kai, Mai Sogame, Fumie Sakurai, Norihiro Nasu, Makoto Fujita
The isolation and structure elucidation of collimonins A-D (1-4) from the fungus-feeding bacterium Collimonas fungivorans Ter331 are reported. Collimonins are new derivatives of polyoxygenated hexadecanoic acid, including an ene-triyne moiety. Their absolute configurations were fully determined by combining spectroscopic, chemical, and crystalline sponge methods. Collimonins showed antifungal or pigmentation activities against the fungus Aspergillus niger ATCC 9029.
May 24, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792414/hybrid-assembly-of-different-sized-supertetrahedral-clusters-into-a-unique-non-interpenetrated-mn-in-s-open-framework-with-large-cavity
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Hongxiang Wang, Wei Wang, Dandan Hu, Min Luo, Chaozhuang Xue, Dongsheng Li, Tao Wu
Reported here is a unique crystalline semiconductor open-framework material built from the large-sized supertetrahedral T4 and T5 clusters with the Mn-In-S compositions. The hybrid assembly between T4 and T5 clusters by sharing terminal μ2 -S2- is for the first time observed among the cluster-based chalcogenide open frameworks. Such three-dimensional structure displays non-interpenetrated diamond-type topology with extra-large nonframework volume of 82%. Moreover, ion exchange, CO2 adsorption, as well as photoluminescence properties of the title compound are also investigated...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792360/newer-human-inosine-5-monophosphate-dehydrogenase-2-himpdh2-inhibitors-as-potential-anticancer-agents
#17
Chetan P Shah, Prashant S Kharkar
Human inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase 2 (hIMPDH2), being an age-old target, has attracted attention recently for anticancer drug development. Mycophenolic acid (MPA), a well-known immunosuppressant drug, was used a lead structure to design and develop modestly potent and selective analogues. The steep structure-activity relationship (SAR) requirements of the lead molecule left little scope to synthesise newer analogues. Here, newer MPA amides were designed, synthesised and evaluated for hIMPDH2 inhibition and cellular efficacy in breast, prostate and glioblastoma cell lines...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792331/predictable-particle-engineering-programming-the-energy-level-carrier-generation-and-conductivity-of-core-shell-particles
#18
Conghui Yuan, Tong Wu, Jie Mao, Ting Chen, Yuntong Li, Min Li, Yiting Xu, Birong Zeng, Weiang Luo, Lingke Yu, Gaofeng Zheng, Lizong Dai
Core-shell structures are of particular interest in the development of advanced composite materials as they can efficiently bring different components together at nanoscale. The advantage of this structure greatly relies on the crucial design of both core and shell, thus achieving an inter-component synergistic effect. In this report, we show that decorating semiconductor nanocrystals with a boronate polymer shell can easily achieve programmable core-shell interactions. Taking ZnO and anatase TiO2 nanocrystals as inner core examples, the effective core-shell interactions can narrow the band gap of semiconductor nanocrystals, change the HOMO and LUMO levels of boronate polymer shell and significantly improve the carrier density of core-shell particles...
May 24, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792327/multifunctional-binary-monolayers-gexpy-tunable-bandgap-ferromagnetism-and-photocatalyst-for-water-splitting
#19
Pengfei Li, Wei Zhang, Dongdong Li, Changhao Liang, Xiao Cheng Zeng
The most stable structures of two-dimensional (2D) GexPy and GexAsy monolayers with different stoichiometry (e.g., GeP, GeP2, GeP3) are explored systematically through the combination of the particle-swarm optimization (PSO) technique and density functional theory optimization. For GeP3, we show that the newly predicted most stable C2/m structure is 0.16 eV/atom lower in energy than the state-of-the-art P-3m1 structure reported previously (Nano Lett.2017, 17, 1833). The computed electronic band structures suggest that all the stable and metastable monolayers of GexPy are semiconductors with highly tunable bandgaps under the biaxial strain, allowing strain engineering of their bandgaps within nearly the whole visible-light range...
May 24, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792325/non-geminal-aliphatic-dihalogenation-pattern-in-dichlorinated-diaporthins-from-hamigera-fusca-nrrl-35721
#20
Celso Almeida, Ignacio Pérez-Victoria, Víctor González-Menéndez, Nuria de Pedro, Jesús Martín, Gloria Crespo, Thomas Mackenzie, Bastien Cautain, Fernando Reyes, Francisca Vicente, Olga Genilloud
Two new epimeric dihalogenated diaporthins, (9 R * )-8-methyl-9,11-dichlorodiaporthin (2) and (9 S * )-8-methyl-9,11-dichlorodiaporthin (3), have been isolated from the soil fungus Hamigera fusca NRRL 35721 alongside the known regioisomeric isocoumarin 8-methyl-11,11-dichlorodiaporthin (1). Their structures were elucidated by high-resolution mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy combined with molecular modeling. Compounds 1-3 are the first isocoumarins and the first halogenated metabolites ever reported from the Hamigera genus...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
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