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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431388/retention-and-transport-of-graphene-oxide-in-water-saturated-limestone-media
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Shunan Dong, Yuanyuan Sun, Bin Gao, Xiaoqing Shi, Hongxia Xu, Jianfeng Wu, Jichun Wu
In this work, column experiments were conducted to investigate the transport characteristics of graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles in limestone media under various electrolytes, solution pH, and humic acid (HA) concentration conditions. In the limestone media, GO exhibited relatively low mobility with the mass recovery rate lower than 65.2%, even when solution ionic strength was low. The presence of HA enhanced its mobility. In addition, the presence of S(2-), a divalent anion, also promoted GO transport in limestone media compared to Cl(-) under similar ionic strength conditions through neutralizing more positive charge and thus diminishing the cation bridging...
April 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431207/syntheses-of-chroman-2-ones-and-%C3%AE-amino-acids-through-a-diastereoselective-domino-reaction
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D Balaji Chandrasekhar, Shwu-Chen Tsay, Tapan K Pradhan, Jih Ru Hwu
Many 3-aminochroman-2-ones and β,β-diarylalanines exhibit significant biological activities. A new method was thus developed for the syntheses of these compounds with high efficiency and diastereoselectivity. First, treatment of various phenols with Erlenmeyer-Plochl (Z)-azlactones and AlCl3 in toluene produced the desired cis-3-aminochroman-2-ones in 65-90% yields under kinetic control. This coupling reaction involved a domino process of Friedel-Crafts alkylation, 1,4-AlCl3 shift, transesterification, and protodealumination in a "single-flask...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430929/promoter-polymorphism-rs886205-genotype-interacts-with-dna-methylation-of-the-aldh2-regulatory-region-in-alcohol-dependence
#3
Hansi Pathak, Helge Frieling, Stefan Bleich, Alexander Glahn, Annemarie Heberlein, Mani Haschemi Nassab, Thomas Hillemacher, Alexandra Burkert, Mathias Rhein
Aims: Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) protects cells from ethanol toxicity by metabolizing acetaldehyde. We studied the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs886205s located between a negative and a positive regulating promoter element in the ALDH2 gene. The negative regulatory region was already associated with differential DNA methylation in the two allele variations of rs886205 SNP. Another CpG island, in the positive regulatory region of the ALDH2 promoter, extends through the SNP rs886205 and a nuclear receptor response element...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430367/effect-of-dalteparin-administration-on-thrombin-generation-kinetics-in-healthy-dogs
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Carolyn Gara-Boivin, Jérôme R E Del Castillo, Marilyn E Dunn, Christian Bédard
BACKGROUND: Dalteparin is used to prevent thrombotic complications in dogs. Measurement of anti-factor Xa (anti-FXa) activity is currently used for monitoring therapy, but remains a nonfunctional test. The calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT) could be a suitable approach for functional monitoring. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the CAT will detect decreased endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) in healthy dogs receiving dalteparin. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy adult Beagles were randomly allocated to 4 equal groups...
April 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430241/probing-the-germination-kinetics-of-ethanol-treated-bacillus-thuringiensis-spores
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Guiwen Wang, Huanjun Chen, Xiaochun Wang, Lixin Peng, Yuan Peng, Yong-Qing Li
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is the most widely used microbial insecticide. To clarify the mechanism of bacterial resistance to ethanol toxicity, the present study investigated the effects of 70% (v/v) ethanol at a moderate temperature (65°C) on Bt spore germination by single-cell Raman spectroscopy and differential interference contrast microscopy. We found that over 80% of Bt spores were inviable after 30 min of treatment. Moreover, ethanol treatment affected spore germination; the time for initiation of rapid calcium dipicolinate (CaDPA) release (i...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430199/control-over-differentiation-of-a-metastable-supramolecular-assembly-in-one-and-two-dimensions
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Tomoya Fukui, Shinnosuke Kawai, Satoko Fujinuma, Yoshitaka Matsushita, Takeshi Yasuda, Tsuneaki Sakurai, Shu Seki, Masayuki Takeuchi, Kazunori Sugiyasu
Molecular self-assembly under kinetic control is expected to yield nanostructures that are inaccessible through the spontaneous thermodynamic process. Moreover, time-dependent evolution, which is reminiscent of biomolecular systems, may occur under such out-of-equilibrium conditions, allowing the synthesis of supramolecular assemblies with enhanced complexities. Here we report on the capacity of a metastable porphyrin supramolecular assembly to differentiate into nanofibre and nanosheet structures. Mechanistic studies of the relationship between the molecular design and pathway complexity in the self-assembly unveiled the energy landscape that governs the unique kinetic behaviour...
May 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429371/design-of-a-short-non-uniform-acquisition-protocol-for-quantitative-analysis-in-dynamic-cardiac-spect-imaging-a-retrospective-123-i-mibg-animal-study
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Yunlong Zan, Yong Long, Kewei Chen, Biao Li, Qiu Huang, Grant T Gullberg
PURPOSE: Our previous works have found that quantitative analysis of (123) I-MIBG kinetics in the heart with dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) offers the potential to quantify the innervation integrity at an early stage of left ventricular hypertrophy. However, conventional protocols involving a long acquisition time for dynamic imaging reduce the animal survival rate and thus make longitudinal analysis difficult. The goal of this work was to develop a procedure to reduce the total acquisition time by selecting non-uniform acquisition times for projection views while maintaining the accuracy and precision of estimated physiologic parameters...
April 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429270/degradation-of-streptomycin-in-aquatic-environment-kinetics-pathway-and-antibacterial-activity-analysis
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Yanru Shen, Wenyan Zhao, Chunling Zhang, Yujie Shan, Junxian Shi
Streptomycin used in human and veterinary medicine is released into the environment mainly through excretions. As such, its elimination in water should be investigated to control pollution. In this study, the degradation of streptomycin in water was studied, and the influence of variables, including light exposure, solution pH, temperature, ionic strength, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and coexisting surfactants, on degradation was investigated. Streptomycin degradation was consistent with the first-order model in aquatic environments...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429147/docetaxel-related-fatigue-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-descriptive-analysis
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A R T Bergin, E Hovey, A Lloyd, G Marx, P Parente, T Rapke, P de Souza
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating side effect of docetaxel chemotherapy in metastatic prostate cancer. A better understanding of the kinetics and nature of docetaxel-related fatigue may provide a framework for intervention. METHODS: This secondary analysis was performed using the MOTIF database, from a phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of modafinil (200 mg/day for 15 days) for docetaxel-related fatigue in men with metastatic prostate cancer [1]...
April 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428445/pectinase-treated-panax-ginseng-protects-heat-stress-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
#10
Min Kyoung Kim, Kyu-Min Cha, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Un-Kyu Park, Seok Kyo Seo, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, SiHyun Cho, Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Si-Kwan Kim
Testicular hyperthermia is well studied to cause impaired spermatogenesis. In the present study, the protective effect of enzymatically modified (pectinase-treated) Panax ginseng (GINST) against intermittent sub-chronic heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: normal control (NC), heat-stressed control (HC), heat-stressed plus GINST-100 mg/kg/day (HG100) and heat-stressed plus GINST-200 mg/kg/day (HG200) treatment groups. GINST (100 and 200 mg/kg/day) was mixed separately with a regular pellet diet and was administered orally for 8 weeks starting from 1 week before heat exposure...
June 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427668/synthesis-of-hydroxyapatite-nanorods-for-application-in-water-defluoridation-and-optimization-of-process-variables-advantage-of-ultrasonication-with-precipitation-method-over-conventional-method
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Dhiraj Mehta, Poonam Mondal, Virendra Kumar Saharan, Suja George
This research work presents the synthesis of hydroxyapatite (Hap) nanorods for defluoridation of drinking water by using both conventional (CM) and ultrasonication with precipitation (USPM) methods. Calcium nitrate was reacted with potassium phosphate in presence of ammonia for controlled pH to synthesize Hap nanorods, which was characterized using FTIR, XRD, SEM, TG-DTA, and TEM/EDS for determining its phase composition, structural and thermal decomposition behavior. When USPM method was used for synthesis, the yield of the Hap nanorods was improved from 83...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427658/influence-of-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-on-the-pyrolysis-characteristics-and-kinetic-parameters-of-eucalyptus
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Zhenyu Wang, Zhengbin He, Zijian Zhao, Songlin Yi, Jun Mu
In this study, the influence of ultrasound-assisted extraction on eucalyptus samples with special focus on pyrolysis characteristics and kinetic parameters was explored. Ultrasound and Soxhlet extraction were used to pretreat samples respectively, then samples were assayed by component analysis, TG-FTIR, and kinetic analysis. Ultrasound-assisted extraction did change the physiochemical characteristics of eucalyptus samples, particularly in regards to the quantity of extractives obtained. In TG and DTG curves, ultrasound-extracted samples reflected lower residual weight ratio (17...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426341/mydriatics-release-from-solid-and-semi-solid-ophthalmic-formulations-using-different-in-vitro-methods
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Silvia Pescina, Claudio Macaluso, Gloria Antonia Gioia, Cristina Padula, Patrizia Santi, Sara Nicoli
The aim of the present paper was the development of semisolid (hydrogels) and solid (film) ophthalmic formulations for the controlled release of two mydriatics: phenylephrine and tropicamide. The formulations - based on polyvinylalchol and hyaluronic acid - were characterized, and release studies were performed with three different in vitro set-ups, i.e. Franz-type diffusion cell, vial method and inclined plane; for comparison, a solution and a commercial insert, both clinically used to induce mydriasis, were evaluated...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426207/fe3o4-feni-embedded-nanostructure-and-its-kinetic-law-for-selective-catalytic-reduction-of-p-nitrophenyl-compounds
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Dandan Wu, Yanqiao Zhang, Ming Wen, Hao Fang, Qingsheng Wu
To meet the requirement of high catalytic efficiency toward the reduction of p-nitrophenyl compounds, we designed a new one-dimensional Fe3O4/FeNi embedded-nanostructured catalyst synthesized by a one-pot controlling-growth-reduction process in a solvothermal system, in which Fe3O4 phase was implanted in the base of FeNi alloy. In the Fe3O4/FeNi catalyst system, the Fe3O4 embedded phase attracts the nitro group of p-nitrophenyl compounds by its high-density electrons, which can efficiently promote the activity of amorphous FeNi active centers for selective catalysis toward the reduction of a range of p-nitrophenyl compounds...
April 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426140/stomatal-kinetics-and-photosynthetic-gas-exchange-along-a-continuum-of-iso-to-anisohydric-regulation-of-plant-water-status
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Frederick C Meinzer, Duncan D Smith, David R Woodruff, Danielle E Marias, Katherine A McCulloh, Ava R Howard, Alicia L Magedman
Species' differences in the stringency of stomatal control of plant water potential represent a continuum of iso- to anisohydric behavior. However, little is known about how quasi-steady state stomatal regulation of water potential may relate to dynamic behavior of stomata and photosynthetic gas exchange in species operating at different positions along this continuum. Here we evaluated kinetics of light-induced stomatal opening, activation of photosynthesis and features of quasi-steady state photosynthetic gas exchange in ten woody species selected to represent different degrees of anisohydry...
April 20, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425142/signaling-complexes-control-the-chemotaxis-kinase-by-altering-its-apparent-rate-constant-of-autophosphorylation
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Wenlin Pan, Frederick W Dahlquist, Gerald L Hazelbauer
Autophosphorylating histidine kinase CheA is central to signaling in bacterial chemotaxis. The kinase donates its phosphoryl group to two response regulators, CheY that controls flagellar rotation and thus motility and CheB, crucial for sensory adaptation. As measured by coupled CheY phosphorylation, incorporation into signaling complexes activates the kinase ∼1,000-fold and places it under control of chemoreceptors. By the same assay, receptors modulate kinase activity ∼100-fold as a function of receptor ligand occupancy and adaptational modification...
April 20, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423198/an-estradiol-inducible-promoter-enables-fast-graduated-control-of-gene-expression-in-fission-yeast
#17
Makoto J Ohira, David G Hendrickson, R Scott McIsaac, Nicholas Rhind
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe lacks a diverse toolkit of inducible promoters for experimental manipulation. Available inducible promoters suffer from slow induction kinetics, limited control of expression levels and/or a requirement for defined growth medium. In particular, no S. pombe inducible promoter systems exhibit a linear dose response, which would allow expression to be tuned to specific levels. We have adapted a fast, orthogonal promoter system with a large dynamic range and a linear dose response, based on β-estradiol-regulated function of the human estrogen receptor, for use in S...
April 19, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421205/the-preferential-impairment-of-pupil-constriction-stimulated-by-blue-light-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-autonomic-neuropathy
#18
Fukashi Ishibashi, Rie Kojima, Miki Taniguchi, Aiko Kosaka, Harumi Uetake, Mitra Tavakoli
The main aim of the present paper is to examine whether the pupillary light reflex (PLR) mediated by intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) is impaired in type 2 diabetic patients. One hundred and three diabetic patients without diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) and 42 age-matched controls underwent a series of detailed neurological examinations. The patients were stratified into three groups: stage I, no neuropathy; stage II, asymptomatic neuropathy; stage III, symptomatic but without DAN...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419181/hyperprogression-during-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-therapy-in-patients-with-recurrent-and-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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E Saâda-Bouzid, C Defaucheux, A Karabajakian, V Palomar Coloma, V Servois, X Paoletti, C Even, J Fayette, J Guigay, D Loirat, F Peyrade, M Alt, J Gal, C Le Tourneau
Background: HASH(0x2f06950) Pembrolizumab and nivolumab are immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting PD-1 that have recently been approved in pretreated recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) patients. In the clinic, some patients seem not only not to benefit from anti-PD-L1/PD-1 agents but rather to experience an acceleration of tumor growth kinetics (TGK). Patients and Methods: HASH(0x2ef2480) We retrospectively compared TGK on immunotherapy and TGK on last treatment in patients with R/M HNSCC treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in four French centers...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418081/assessment-of-biofilm-removal-capacity-of-a-broad-host-range-bacteriophage-jhp-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#20
Muafia Shafique, Iqbal Ahmad Alvi, Zaigham Abbas, Shafiq Ur Rehman
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an efficient biofilm-dwelling microbial pathogen, associated with nosocomial infections. These biofilm-associated infections are resistant to antibiotics and immune defenses, therefore pose major problem against their treatment. This scenario demands alternative therapeutic regimens, and bacteriophage therapy is one among potential strategies for clinical management of multiple drug resistance. In this investigation, the efficacy of a bacteriophage, JHP, is evaluated to eradicate P...
April 18, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
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