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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231145/recent-advances-in-techniques-for-starch-esters-and-the-applications-a-review
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REVIEW
Jing Hong, Xin-An Zeng, Charles S Brennan, Margaret Brennan, Zhong Han
Esterification is one of the most important methods to alter the structure of starch granules and improve its applications. Conventionally, starch esters are prepared by conventional or dual modification techniques, which have the disadvantages of being expensive, have regent overdoses, and are time-consuming. In addition, the degree of substitution (DS) is often considered as the primary factor in view of its contribution to estimate substituted groups of starch esters. In order to improve the detection accuracy and production efficiency, different detection techniques, including titration, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermal gravimetric analysis/infrared spectroscopy (TGA/IR) and headspace gas chromatography (HS-GC), have been developed for DS...
July 9, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230374/dual-thermoresponsive-aggregation-of-schizophrenic-pdmaema-b-psbma-copolymer-with-an-unrepeatable-ph-response-and-a-recycled-co2-n2-response
#2
Hui Sun, Xiaolu Chen, Xia Han, Honglai Liu
A dual-thermoresponsive block copolymer of poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate]-block-poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PDMAEMA-b-PSBMA) exhibited reversible schizophrenic aggregation behavior in water because of the upper critical solution temperature (UCST) of the PSBMA block and the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of the PDMAEMA block. Both the UCST and LCST shifted to lower values with increasing DMAEMA/SBMA block ratios, which was ascribed to the hydrophobic/hydrophilic balance of both blocks...
February 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230262/evaluation-of-the-immunogenicity-of-the-dabigatran-reversal-agent-idarucizumab-during-phase-i-studies
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Stephen Norris, Steven Ramael, Ippei Ikushima, Wouter Haazen, Akiko Harada, Viktoria Moschetti, Susumu Imazu, Paul A Reilly, Benjamin Lang, Joachim Stangier, Stephan Glund
AIMS: Idarucizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti-dabigatran antibody fragment, is effective in emergency reversal of dabigatran anticoagulation. Pre-existing and treatment-emergent anti-idarucizumab antibodies (antidrug antibodies; ADA) may affect the safety and efficacy of idarucizumab. This analysis characterized the pre-existing and treatment-emergent ADA and assessed their impact on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of idarucizumab. METHODS: Data were pooled from three phase I, randomized, double-blind idarucizumab studies in healthy Caucasian; elderly, renally impaired subjects; and healthy Japanese subjects...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230252/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-study-of-ganaxolone-as-add-on-therapy-in-adults-with-uncontrolled-partial-onset-seizures
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Michael R Sperling, Pavel Klein, Julia Tsai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ganaxolone as adjunctive therapy in adults with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures despite taking up to three concomitant antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: Adults aged 18-69 years and refractory to conventional AEDs were enrolled in a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. After an 8-week baseline period, patients were randomized 2:1 to ganaxolone 1,500 mg/day or placebo for a 10-week treatment period (2-week forced titration and 8-week maintenance) followed by either tapering or entry into an open-label extension study...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229536/the-physical-properties-of-generic-latanoprost-ophthalmic-solutions-are-not-identical
#5
Miriam Kolko, Peter Koch Jensen
PURPOSE: To compare various characteristics of Xalatan(®) and five generic latanoprost ophthalmic solutions. METHODS: Drop size, volume, pH values, buffer capacity, viscosity, hardness of bottles and costs were determined. Drop sizes were measured in triplicates by micropipettes, and the number of drops counted in three separate bottles of each generic product was determined. pH values were measured in triplicates by a calibrated pH meter. Buffer capacity was exploited by titrating known quantities of strong base into 2...
February 22, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226825/effect-of-temperature-on-sleep-regulation-in-an-animal-epilepsy-model
#6
Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Dillon Huffman, Farid Yaghouby, Asmaa Ajwad, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam
Besides recurring seizures, disordered sleep is common in individuals with epilepsy and may present as reduced sleep depth, altered proportions of different stages of sleep, intermittent arousal, and other phenomena. Sleep loss can in turn precipitate seizures, thus sustaining a vicious cycle. It is well known that changes in ambient temperature elicit thermoregulatory responses that alter the dynamics of sleep. As a first step toward therapeutic sleep modulation for epilepsy, we assessed the effect of elevated ambient temperature on sleep dynamics and seizure yield in the chronic pilocarpine mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226293/physico-chemical-characterization-and-antibacterial-activity-of-inclusion-complexes-of-hyptis-martiusii-benth-essential-oil-in-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
#7
Tatianny A Andrade, Thiago S Freitas, Francielly O Araújo, Paula P Menezes, Grace Anne A Dória, Alessandra S Rabelo, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Márcio R V Santos, Daniel P Bezerra, Mairim R Serafini, Irwin Rose A Menezes, Paula Santos Nunes, Adriano A S Araújo, Maria S Costa, Fábia F Campina, Antonia T L Santos, Ana R P Silva, Henrique D M Coutinho
Cyclodextrins (CDs) have been used as important pharmaceutical excipients for improve the physicochemical properties of the drugs of low solubility as the essential oil of Hyptis martiusii. This oil is important therapeutically, but the low solubility and bioavailability compromises your use. Therein, the aim of this study was to obtain and to characterize physico-chemically the samples obtained by physical mixture (PM), paste complexation (PC) and slurry complexation (SC) of the essential oil Hyptis martiusii (EOHM) in β-CD, and to compare the antibacterial and modulatory-antibiotic activity of products obtained and oil free...
February 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225570/washless-method-enables-multilayer-coating-of-an-aggregation-prone-nanoparticulate-drug-delivery-system-with-enhanced-yields-colloidal-stability-and-scalability
#8
Lamees Nayef, Rafael Castiello, Maryam Tabrizian
Aggregation is frequently encountered during coating nanoparticles, especially when the core is not solid and the coating polyelectrolytes are weak. Here, the coating of a nanoliposome with two weak polyelectrolytes, alginate and chitosan, is investigated. First, quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy analyses confirm the feasibility of firm adsorption of up to 16 layers of weak polyelectrolytes to the liposomal surface...
February 22, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225313/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-topical-testosterone-replacement-gel-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-male-hypogonadism
#9
Glenn Cunningham, Laurence Belkoff, Gerald Brock, Mitchell Efros, Marc Gittelman, Dario Carrara, Anders Neijber, Masakazu Ando, Jules Mitchel
OBJECTIVE: Testosterone replacement therapy is indicated for male hypogonadism. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Testosterone gel 2% (Tgel) over 90-days. METHODS: This phase 3, open-label, non-comparator study was conducted in adult hypogonadal men (two consecutive fasting serum testosterone values <300 ng/dL and >86% subjects with symptoms consistent with testosterone deficiency). Subjects applied Tgel 23 mg/day (single pump-actuation using hands-free cap applicator)...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224904/design-development-and-method-validation-of-a-novel-multi-resonance-microwave-sensor-for-moisture-measurement
#10
Johanna Peters, Wolfgang Taute, Kathrin Bartscher, Claas Döscher, Michael Höft, Reinhard Knöchel, Jörg Breitkreutz
Microwave sensor systems using resonance technology at a single resonance in the range of 2-3 GHz have been shown to be a rapid and reliable tool for moisture determination in solid materials including pharmaceutical granules. So far, their application is limited to lower moisture ranges or limitations above certain moisture contents had to be accepted. Aim of the present study was to develop a novel multi-resonance sensor system in order to expand the measurement range. Therefore, a novel sensor using additional resonances over a wide frequency band was designed and used to investigate inherent limitations of first generation sensor systems and material-related limits...
April 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224358/synthesis-characterization-and-dna-binding-studies-of-hydroxyl-functionalized-platinum-ii-salphen-complexes
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Shahratul Ain Mohd Sukri, Lee Yook Heng, Nurul Huda Abd Karim
The platinum(II) salphen complex N,N'-Bis-4-(hydroxysalicylidene)-phenylenediamine-platinum(II); (1) and its two derivatives containing hydroxyl functionalized side chains N,N'-bis-[4-[[1-(2-hydroxyethoxy)] salicylidene] phenylenediamine-platinum(II); (2) and N,N'-bis-[4-[[1-(3-hydroxypropoxy)] salicylidene] phenylenediamine-platinum(II); (3) were synthesized and characterized. The structures of the complexes were confirmed by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, FTIR, ESI-MS and CHN elemental analyses. The effects of the hydroxyl substituent on the spectral properties and the DNA binding behaviors of the Pt(II) complexes were explored...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223843/the-use-of-rotation-to-fentanyl-in-cancer-related-pain
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Delia Dima, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Ioana Frinc, Sergiu Pasca, Lorand Magdo, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Mihai Muresan, Cosmin Lisencu, Alexandru Irimie, Mihnea Zdrenghea
Pain is commonly diagnosed with respect to cancer and heart diseases, being a major symptom in most neoplastic diseases. Uncontrolled pain leads to a decrease in the quality of life and an increase in the morbidity of the patient. Opioids represent the best analgetic supportive therapy and are frequently used in patients suffering from cancer and experiencing a high level of pain. Opioid treatment starts with a gradual titration of the dose until the minimum effective dose and the maximum tolerated dose are determined...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223464/reversal-of-pap-failure-with-the-repap-protocol
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Barry Krakow, Victor A Ulibarri, Natalia D McIver, Carli Yonemoto, Alyssa Tidler, Jessica Obando, Michelle R Foley-Shea, Jonathan Ornelas, Spencer Dawson
BACKGROUND: Re-titrations, an atypical approach to reverse PAP failure, was investigated retrospectively. METHODS: Application of our re-titration of PAP (REPAP) protocol in subjects with previous PAP failure assessed original technology (masks, modes, and pressures) in 273 subjects, of which 70% reported co-occurring psychiatric conditions. The REPAP protocol emphasized changes in pressure modes and settings to address expiratory pressure intolerance and residual breathing events; mask changes were facilitated...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223376/bactericidal-and-fungicidal-activity-of-n-chlorotaurine-is-enhanced-in-cystic-fibrosis-sputum-medium
#14
Martina Gruber, Ivan Moser, Markus Nagl, Michaela Lackner
Lung infections with multiresistant pathogens are a major problem of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). N-chlorotaurine (NCT), a microbicidal active chlorine compound with no resistance development, is well tolerated upon inhalation. The aim of this study was to investigate NCT on its bactericidal and fungicidal activity in vitro in artificial sputum medium (ASM) mimicking the composition of cystic fibrosis mucus.The medium was inoculated with bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus including some MRSA strains, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli) or spores of fungi (Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus terreus, Candida albicans, Scedosporium apiospermum, Scedosporium boydii, Lomentospora prolificans, Scedosporium aurantiacum, Scedosporium minutisporum, Exophiala dermatitidis, Geotrichum sp...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223230/myotoxicity-of-statins-mechanism-of-action
#15
REVIEW
Patrick du Souich, Ghislaine Roederer, Robert Dufour
Statins are effective drugs to reduce cardiovascular events secondary to dyslipidemia; however, they cause frequent undesirable side effects. The incidence of statin-induced myotoxicity (SIM) is presented by 7 to 29% of patients, depending upon the report. SIM may develop in presence of abnormally high concentrations of statins in the myocyte and/or in presence of muscular conditions that may predispose to SIM. High concentrations of statins in the myocyte may occur whenever the activity of liver influx membrane transporters, namely OATP1B1, of drug metabolizing enzymes, and of liver and muscular efflux transporters, MDR1 and BCRP, is reduced...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222341/patient-emotions-and-perceptions-of-antiepileptic-drug-changes-and-titration-during-treatment-for-epilepsy
#16
Jesse Fishman, Greg Cohen, Colin Josephson, Ann Marie Collier, Srikanth Bharatham, Ying Zhang, Imane Wild
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of antiepileptic drug (AED) change and dose titration on the emotional well-being of patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Members of an online epilepsy community were invited to voluntarily participate in an online survey. The cross-sectional anonymous survey consisted of 31 multiple choice questions balanced in terms of variety and positivity/negativity of emotions concerning participants' most recent AED change. To substantiate survey results, spontaneous comments from epilepsy-related online forums and social media websites that mentioned participants' experiences with AED medication changes (termed passive listening statements) were analyzed and categorized by theme...
February 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222188/the-thermodynamics-of-pr55gag-rna-interaction-regulate-the-assembly-of-hiv
#17
Hanumant S Tanwar, Keith K Khoo, Megan Garvey, Lynne Waddington, Andrew Leis, Marcel Hijnen, Tony Velkov, Geoff J Dumsday, William J McKinstry, Johnson Mak
The interactions that occur during HIV Pr55Gag oligomerization and genomic RNA packaging are essential elements that facilitate HIV assembly. However, mechanistic details of these interactions are not clearly defined. Here, we overcome previous limitations in producing large quantities of full-length recombinant Pr55Gag that is required for isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) studies, and we have revealed the thermodynamic properties of HIV assembly for the first time. Thermodynamic analysis showed that the binding between RNA and HIV Pr55Gag is an energetically favourable reaction (ΔG<0) that is further enhanced by the oligomerization of Pr55Gag...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221716/ionic-self-assembled-platform-of-perylenediimide-sodium-dodecylsulfate-for-detection-of-spermine-in-clinical-samples
#18
Prabhpreet Singh, Lalit Singh Mittal, Gaurav Bhargava, Subodh Kumar
The detection and quantification of spermine in clinical practice is important for early diagnosis of many diseases. The chromatographic and immunoassay-based methods are commonly used. However, fluorescence-based assay could provide real time detection. Herein, we report synthesis and aggregation properties of dicationic perylene probe (DAB-PDI) and used DAB-PDI in developing fluorescent 'turn-on' ensemble for detection of spermine. The fluorescence of DAB-PDI (10 µM, Φ = 0.55) is efficiently quenched by negatively charged sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) through formation of ionic self-assembled aggregates (charge ratio N/P = 9)...
February 21, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221043/radiolabeled-111-in-fgf-2-is-suitable-for-in-vitro-ex-vivo-evaluations-and-in-vivo-imaging
#19
Alessandra Moscaroli, Gabriel Jones, Tessa Lühmann, Lorenz Meinel, Stephanie Wälti, Alain Blanc, Eliane Fischer, Manuel Hilbert, Roger Schibli, Martin Béhé
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a potent modulator of cell growth and regulation, with improper FGF-2 signaling being involved in impaired responses to injury or even cancer. Therefore, the exploitation of FGF-2 as a therapeutic drives the prerequisite for effective insight into drug disposition kinetics. In this article, we present an (111)In-radiolabeled FGF-2 derivative for noninvasive imaging in small animals deploying single photon emission tomography (SPECT). (111)In-FGF-2 is equally well suitable for in vitro and ex vivo investigations as (125)I-FGF-2...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220917/ditopic-receptors-containing-urea-groups-for-solvent-extraction-of-cu-ii-salts
#20
Israel Carreira-Barral, Marta Mato-Iglesias, Andrés de Blas, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Peter A Tasker, David Esteban-Gómez
The ditopic receptor L3 [1-(2-((7-(4-(tert-butyl)benzyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecan-1-yl)methyl)phenyl)-3-(3-nitrophenyl)urea] containing a macrocyclic cyclen unit for Cu(ii)-coordination and a urea moiety for anion binding was designed for recognition of metal salts. The X-ray structure of [CuL3(SO4)] shows that the sulfate anion is involved in cooperative binding via coordination to the metal ion and hydrogen-bonding to the urea unit. This behaviour is similar to that observed for the related receptor L1 [1-(2-((bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino)methyl)phenyl)-3-(3-nitrophenyl)urea], which forms a dimeric [CuL1(μ-SO4)]2 structure in the solid state...
February 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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