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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346652/treatment-success-with-titratable-thermoplastic-mandibular-advancement-devices-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-comparison-of-patient-characteristics
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Tang-Chuan Wang, Yung-An Tsou, Yi-Fan Wu, Chia-Chang Huang, Wesley Wen-Yang Lin, Yu-Fen Li, Michael Yuan-Chien Chen, Chih-Jaan Tai, Ming-Hsui Tsai
A titratable thermoplastic mandibular advancement device (MAD) is clearly an effective treatment option in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Determining which patients may be more likely to respond to treatment with thermoplastic MADs and to adhere to treatment would be of obvious clinical relevance. This was an experimental descriptive study (N = 60). Patients with OSA were instructed to wear a titratable thermoplastic MAD for 3 months. Treatment success was defined as a ≥50% reduction from baseline in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) or AHI <10 when wearing MAD...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345903/molecular-imprinting-on-inorganic-nanozymes-for-hundred-fold-enzyme-specificity
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Zijie Zhang, Xiaohan Zhang, Biwu Liu, Juewen Liu
Enzyme-mimicking nanomaterials (nanozymes) are more cost-effective and robust than protein enzymes, but they lack specificity. Herein, molecularly imprinted polymers were grown on Fe3O4 nanozymes with peroxidase-like activity to create substrate binding pockets. Electron microscopy confirmed a shell of nanogel. By imprinting with an adsorbed substrate, moderate specificity was achieved with neutral monomers. Further introducing charged monomers led to nearly 100-fold specificity for the imprinted substrate over the non-imprinted compared to that of bare Fe3O4...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345865/human-milk-oligosaccharide-specificities-of-human-galectins-comparison-of-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-and-glycan-microarray-screening-results
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Km Shams-Ud-Doha, Elena N Kitova, Pavel I Kitov, Yves St-Pierre, John S Klassen
The affinities of thirty-two free human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) for four human galectin proteins - a stable mutant of hGal1 (hGal-1), a C-terminal fragment of hGal-3 (hGal-3C), hGal-7 and an N-terminal fragment of hGal-9 (hGal-9N) - were measured using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The binding data show that each of the four galectins recognize the majority of the HMOs tested (hGal-1 binds thirty-two HMOs, hGal-3C binds twenty-six, hGal-7 binds thirty-one and hGal-9N binds twenty-six)...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345854/flexible-p-doped-carbon-cloth-vacuum-sealed-preparation-and-enhanced-na-storage-properties-as-binder-free-anode-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Hong-Yan Lü, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Fang Wan, Dao-Sheng Liu, Chao-Ying Fan, Huan-Mei Xu, Guang Wang, Xing-Long Wu
In this work, a flexible and self-supporting P-doped carbon cloth (FPCC), which is composed of interwoven mesh of hollow microtubules with porous carbon walls, is prepared via a vacuum-sealed doping technology by employing the commercially available cotton cloth as sustainable and scalable raw material. When directly used as binder-free anode for sodium-ion batteries, the as-prepared FPCC delivers superior Na-storage properties in terms of specific capacity up to 242.4 mA h g-1, high initial Coulombic efficiency of ~72 %, excellent rate capabilities (e...
March 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345718/probing-the-binding-affinity-of-plasma-proteins-adsorbed-on-au-nanoparticles
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Xiaoning Zhang, Junting Zhang, Fan Zhang, Shaoning Yu
Nanoparticle (NP) surfaces are modified immediately by the adsorption of proteins when exposed to human blood, leading to the formation of a protein corona. The adsorption of serum proteins is the key process for exploring the bioapplication and biosafety of NPs. In this study, NP-protein binding affinity (Ka) was investigated. Some serum proteins, such as human serum albumin (HSA), trypsin (TRP), hemoglobin (Hb), myoglobin (MB), immunoglobulin G (IgG), carbonic anhydrase (CA), fibrinogen (FIB), chymotrypsin and r-globulin, were used with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to address binding affinity according to isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) combined with dynamic light scattering (DLS) and fluorescence quenching...
March 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345378/probing-the-behavior-of-bovine-serum-albumin-upon-binding-to-atenolol-insights-from-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-approaches
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Tuo-Ying Jiang, Kai-Li Zhou, Yan-Yue Lou, Dong-Qi Pan, Jie-Hua Shi
Molecular interaction of atenolol, a selective β1 receptor antagonist with the major carrier protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), was investigated under imitated physiological conditions (pH 7.4) by means of fluorescence spectroscopy, UV absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and molecular modeling studies. The steady-state fluorescence spectra manifested that static type, due to formation of the atenolol-BSA complex, was the dominant mechanism for fluorescence quenching...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345344/unravelling-and-quantifying-the-nmr-invisible-metabolites-interacting-with-human-serum-albumin-by-binding-competition-and-t2-relaxation-based-decomposition-analysis
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Ruben Barrilero, Noelia Ramirez, Joan Carles Vallvé, Delia Taverner, Rocío Fuertes, Núria Amigó, Xavier Correig
Quantitative profiling of low-molecular-weight metabolites (LMWM) by 1H-NMR is routinely used in high-throughput serum metabolomics. First, the protein background is attenuated using a T2 filter, then the LMWM signals are resolved by line-shape fitting. However, protein binding modifies the motional properties of LMWM and their signal partially attenuates with the T2 filter, along with the protein background. Consequently, the quantified LMWM signal does not reflect the total concentration in serum but the non-binding part...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345107/the-smallest-cucurbituril-analogue-with-high-affinity-for-ag
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Yufan Wu, Lixi Xu, Yenan Shen, Yang Wang, Lei Zou, Qiaochun Wang, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jiansen Liu, He Tian
A new host, Me8TD[4], was prepared for the first time from propanediurea-formaldehyde condensation in the presence of CaCl2 as the template and it is the smallest cucurbituril analogue reported so far. Measurements of the thermodynamic quantities (log K, ΔH, and ΔS values) of the interactions of Me8TD[4] with a series of cations by isothermal titration calorimetry indicated that Me8TD[4] binds selectively towards Ag(+) with a high binding constant, K ∼ 1.3 × 10(6) M(-1).
March 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344519/assessment-of-repli-g-multiple-displacement-whole-genome-amplification-wga-techniques-for-metagenomic-applications
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Sofia Ahsanuddin, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo, Jorge Gandara, Mustafa Hakyemezoğlu, Daniela Bezdan, Samuel Minot, Nick Greenfield, Christopher E Mason
Amplification of minute quantities of DNA is a fundamental challenge in low-biomass metagenomic and microbiome studies because of potential biases in coverage, guanine-cytosine (GC) content, and altered species abundances. Whole genome amplification (WGA), although widely used, is notorious for introducing artifact sequences, either by amplifying laboratory contaminants or by nonrandom amplification of a sample's DNA. In this study, we investigate the effect of REPLI-g multiple displacement amplification (MDA; Qiagen, Valencia, CA, USA) on sequencing data quality and species abundance detection in 8 paired metagenomic samples and 1 titrated, mixed control sample...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Techniques: JBT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344112/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glargine-as-add-on-to-metformin-with-or-without-sulfonylureas-in-insulin-naive-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-sustain-4-a-randomised-open-label-parallel-group-multicentre-multinational
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Vanita R Aroda, Stephen C Bain, Bertrand Cariou, Milivoj Piletič, Ludger Rose, Mads Axelsen, Everton Rowe, J Hans DeVries
BACKGROUND: Several pharmacological treatment options are available for type 2 diabetes; however, many patients do not achieve optimum glycaemic control and therefore new therapies are necessary. We assessed the efficacy and safety of semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue in clinical development, compared with insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes who were inadequately controlled with metformin (with or without sulfonylureas). METHODS: We did a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority, parallel-group, multicentre, multinational, phase 3a trial (SUSTAIN 4) at 196 sites in 14 countries...
March 23, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343687/multiple-simultaneous-independent-gradients-for-a-versatile-multidimensional-liquid-chromatography-part-ii-application-2-computer-controlled-ph-gradients-in-the-presence-of-urea-provide-improved-separation-of-proteins-stability-influenced-anion-and-cation-exchange
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Allen G Hirsh, Latchezar I Tsonev
This paper details the use of a method of creating controlled pH gradients (pISep) to improve the separation of protein isoforms on ion exchange (IEX) stationary phases in the presence of various isocratic levels of urea. The pISep technology enables the development of computer controlled pH gradients on both cationic (CEX) and anionic (AEX) IEX stationary phases over the very wide pH range from 2 to 12. In pISep, titration curves generated by proportional mixing of the acidic and basic pISep working buffers alone, or in the presence of non-buffering solutes such as the neutral salt NaCl (0-1M), polar organics such as urea (0-8M) or acetonitrile (0-80 Vol%), can be fitted with high fidelity using high order polynomials which, in turn allows construction of a mathematical manifold %A (% acidic pISep buffer) vs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342478/interactions-between-the-tetrasodium-salts-of-edta-and-1-hydroxyethane-1-1-diphosphonic-acid-with-sodium-hypochlorite-irrigants
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Philippe Biel, Dirk Mohn, Thomas Attin, Matthias Zehnder
INTRODUCTION: A clinically useful all-in-one endodontic irrigant with combined proteolytic and decalcifying properties is still elusive. In this study, the chemical effects of dissolving the tetrasodium salts of 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (Na4HEDP) or Na4EDTA directly in sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) irrigants in polypropylene syringes were assessed during the course of 1 hour. METHODS: The solubility of the salts in water was determined. Their compatibility with 1% and 5% NaOCl was measured by iodometric titration and in a calcium complexation experiment by using a Ca(2+)-selective electrode...
April 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342426/optical-and-electrochemical-dual-channel-sensing-of-cu-2-using-functionalized-furo-2-3-d-pyrimidines-2-4-1h-3h-diones
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Manoj Kumar, Lokesh Kumar Kumawat, Priyanka Bhatt, Anjali Jha, Shilpi Agarwal, Anuj Sharma, Vinod Kumar Gupta
Owing to their easy accessibility and high degree of structural and functional diversity, many multicomponent reactions (MCRs) have been a rich source of conjugate π-systems, functionalised chromophores (or fluorophore) and redox active molecules. Despite their high explorative potential and practical benefits, only a few MCR products have been so far investigated for their metal sensing abilities. In the present report, two furopyrimidinones (FPys) based molecular systems have been synthesized by [4+1] cycloaddition based MCR sequence...
March 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341415/diuretic-strategies-in-acute-heart-failure-and-renal-dysfunction-conventional-vs-carbohydrate-antigen-125-guided-strategy-clinical-trial-design
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Sergio García-Blas, Clara Bonanad, Pau Llàcer, Silvia Ventura, José María Núñez, Ruth Sánchez, Carlos Chamorro, Lorenzo Fácila, Rafael de la Espriella, Juana María Vaquer, Alberto Cordero, Mercè Roqué, Víctor Ortiz, Paolo Racugno, Vicent Bodí, Ernesto Valero, Enrique Santas, María Del Carmen Moreno, Gema Miñana, Arturo Carratalá, Lourdes Bondanza, Ana Payá, Ingrid Cardells, Raquel Heredia, Mauricio Pellicer, Guillermo Valls, Patricia Palau, María José Bosch, Rafael Raso, Andrés Sánchez, Vicente Bertomeu-González, Vicente Bertomeu-Martínez, Vicente Montagud-Balaguer, Cristina Albiach-Montañana, Jezabel Pendás-Meneau, Goitzane Marcaida, Sonia Cervantes-García, Rodolfo San Antonio, Elisabet de Mingo, Francisco J Chorro, Juan Sanchis, Julio Núñez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal treatment of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) and cardiorenal syndrome type 1 (CRS-1) is far from being well-defined. Arterial hypoperfusion in concert with venous congestion plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of CRS-I. Plasma carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) has emerged as a surrogate of fluid overload in AHF. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of CA125 for tailoring the intensity of diuretic therapy in patients with CRS-1...
March 21, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340895/post-operative-consequences-of-hemodynamic-optimization
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A Lazkani, G Lebuffe
Hemodynamic optimization begins with a medical assessment to identify the high-risk patients. This stratification is needed to customize the choice of hemodynamic support that is best adapted to the patient's level of risk, integrating the use of the least invasive procedures. The macro-circulatory hemodynamic approach aims to maintain a balance between oxygen supply (DO2) and oxygen demand (VO2). Volume replacement plays a crucial role based on the titration of fluid boluses according to their effect on measured stroke volume or indices of preload dependency...
December 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340396/spectral-studies-on-anthracene-based-dual-sensor-for-hg-2-and-al-3-ions-with-two-distinct-output-modes-of-detection
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Navneet Kaur, Baljeet Kaur
A simple and easily synthesized colorimetric and fluorescent chemosensor 1, based on aromatic OH and imine moieties as a binding and anthracene as signaling unit, has been synthesized in a one-step procedure. The chemosensor 1 is developed as a dual chemosensor for detection of Hg(2+) and Al(3+) ions in CH3OH, which exhibited a color change from light yellow to dark yellow with Hg(2+) ions, enabling 1 a suitable "bare eye" indicator for Hg(2+) ions. On the other hand, fluorescent enhancement with blue shift along with brilliant cyan fluorescence was observed upon binding with Al(3+) ions...
March 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340387/an-exploration-of-the-effect-and-interaction-mechanism-of-bisphenol-a-on-waste-sludge-hydrolysis-with-multi-spectra-isothermal-titration-microcalorimetry-and-molecule-docking
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Guangying Hou, Rui Zhang, Xiaoyan Hao, Chunguang Liu
An increasing amount of bisphenol A (BPA) is being produced and used, then discharged into sewage treatment plants and accumulated in sludge or soil, when the sludge is used as fertilizer. Accumulation of BPA in sludge or soil causes poisoning to the enzyme, which affects the biological treatment of sludge and the circulation and conversion of materials in soil. In this research, effect of BPA on sludge hydrolysis is studied from the respect of concentration and components of soluble organic matter in sludge, using three-dimensional fluorescence spectra...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340295/response-of-catalase-of-the-mouse-primary-hepatocytes-to-sodium-dodecylbenzene-sulfonate-and-the-underlying-molecular-mechanisms
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Jing Wang, Jiaxi Wang, Lu Zhang, Rutao Liu, Wansong Zong
This study investigated the adverse effects of sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonates (SDBS) on the mouse primary hepatocytes by conducting cell viability, intracellular oxidative stress level and catalase (CAT) activity assays. It was shown that SDBS altered CAT activities, triggered oxidative stress, and thus exhibited cytotoxicity to the hepatocytes. Both the stimulation of intracellular CAT production and the inhibition of molecular CAT activity contributed to intracellular CAT activity change. Molecular mechanisms underlying CAT activity inhibition and structural changes were explored by isothermal titration calorimetry, multi-spectroscopy and molecular docking studies...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339659/the-use-of-guideline-recommended-beta-blocker-therapy-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-insight-from-danish-nationwide-registers
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Anne-Christine Ruwald, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Michael Vinther, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jøns
Aims: We aimed to examine the use of guideline recommended beta-blocker therapy prior to and after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in a 'real-life' setting. Methods and results: From the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Registry we identified all 1st-time primary prevention ICD and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantations in Denmark from 2007-12 (n = 2935). Use of beta-blocker, type and dose was acquired through the Danish Prescription Registry...
February 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338061/heteroleptic-copper-i-complexes-of-scorpionate-bis-pyrazolyl-carboxylate-ligand-with-auxiliary-phosphine-as-potential-anticancer-agents-an-insight-into-cytotoxic-mode
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Rais Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Usman, Rajakumar Dhivya, Perumalsamy Balaji, Ali Alsalme, Hamad AlLohedan, Farukh Arjmand, Khalid AlFarhan, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha, Fabio Marchetti, Claudio Pettinari, Sartaj Tabassum
New copper(I) complexes [CuCl(PPh3)(L)] (1: L = LA = 4-carboxyphenyl)bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane; (2: L = LB = 3-carboxyphenyl)bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane) were prepared and characterised by elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques such as FT-IR, NMR, UV-Vis, and ESI-MS. The molecular structures of complexes 1 and 2 were analyzed by theoretical B3LYP/DFT method. Furthermore, in vitro DNA binding studies were carried out to check the ability of complexes 1 and 2 to interact with native calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) using absorption titration, fluorescence quenching and circular dichroism, which is indicative of more avid binding of the complex 1...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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