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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723110/portable-sensor-for-the-detection-of-choline-and-its-derivatives-based-on-silica-isoporous-membrane-and-gellified-nanointerfaces
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Lisiqi Xie, Xiao Huang, Bin Su
A portable amperometric ion sensor was fabricated by integrating silica isoporous membrane (SIM) and organogel composed of polyvinyl chloride and 1,2-dichloroethane (PVC-DCE) on a 3D-printed polymer chip. The detection of ionic species in aqueous samples could be accomplished by adding a microliter of sample droplet to the sensor and by identifying the ion-transfer potential and current magnitude at the water/organogel interface array templated by SIM. Thanks to the ultrasmall channel size (2-3 nm in diameter), high channel density (4 × 10(8) μm(-2)), and ultrathin thickness (80 nm) of SIM, the ensemble of nanoscopic water/organogel (nano-W/Gel) interface array behaved like a microinterface with two back-to-back hemispherical mass diffusion zones...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719106/altered-pulmonary-gas-transfer-capacity-and-capillary-blood-volume-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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Marie Verstraete, Marie-Luce Choukroun, Valerie Siao-Him Fa, Michael Fayon, Laurent Rebouissoux, Raphael Enaud, Thierry Lamireau
OBJECTIVES: To describe diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and its components, that is, membrane diffusing capacity (DmCO) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) in children with Crohn's disease (CD), and to investigate the correlation between these parameters and disease activity. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: The most common lung function abnormalities are a reduced pulmonary DLCO and small airways disorders which are in many instances, clinically silent. No valid explanations have been proposed regarding the modifications in gas transfer capacity in active CD...
August 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690622/nitrogen-metabolism-in-adaptation-of-photosynthesis-to-water-stress-in-rice-grown-under-different-nitrogen-levels
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Chu Zhong, Xiaochuang Cao, Jijie Hu, Lianfeng Zhu, Junhua Zhang, Jianliang Huang, Qianyu Jin
To investigate the role of nitrogen (N) metabolism in the adaptation of photosynthesis to water stress in rice, a hydroponic experiment supplying with low N (0.72 mM), moderate N (2.86 mM), and high N (7.15 mM) followed by 150 g⋅L(-1) PEG-6000 induced water stress was conducted in a rainout shelter. Water stress induced stomatal limitation to photosynthesis at low N, but no significant effect was observed at moderate and high N. Non-photochemical quenching was higher at moderate and high N. In contrast, relative excessive energy at PSII level (EXC) was declined with increasing N level...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635032/amino-functionalized-zif-7-nanocrystals-improved-intrinsic-separation-ability-and-interfacial-compatibility-in-mixed-matrix-membranes-for-co2-ch4-separation
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Long Xiang, Luqian Sheng, Chongqing Wang, Lixiong Zhang, Yichang Pan, Yanshuo Li
Highly permeable and selective, as well as plasticization-resistant membranes are desired as promising alternatives for cost- and energy-effective CO2 separation. Here, robust mixed-matrix membranes based on an amino-functionalized zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-7 (ZIF-7-NH2 ) and crosslinked poly(ethylene oxide) rubbery polymer are successfully fabricated with filler loadings up to 36 wt%. The ZIF-7-NH2 materials synthesized from in situ substitution of 2-aminobenzimidazole into the ZIF-7 structure exhibit enlarged aperture size compared with monoligand ZIF-7...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607172/tweety-homologue-1-drives-brain-colonization-of-gliomas
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Erik Jung, Matthias Osswald, Jonas Blaes, Benedikt Wiestler, Felix Sahm, Torsten Schmenger, Gergely Solecki, Katrin Deumelandt, Felix T Kurz, Ruifan Xie, Sophie Weil, Oliver Heil, Carina Thomé, Miriam Gömmel, Mustafa Syed, Peter Häring, Peter E Huber, Sabine Heiland, Michael Platten, Andreas von Deimling, Wolfgang Wick, Frank Winkler
Early and progressive colonization of the healthy brain is one hallmark of diffuse gliomas, including glioblastomas. Recently we have discovered ultra-long (> ten to hundreds of microns) membrane protrusions (tumor microtubes, TMs) that are extended by glioma cells. TMs were associated with the capacity of glioma cells to effectively invade the brain, and proliferate. Moreover, TMs were also used by some tumor cells to interconnect to one large, resistant multicellular network. Here, we performed a correlative gene expression microarray and in vivo imaging analysis, and identified novel molecular candidates for TM formation and function...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571540/caffeic-acid-in-dermatological-formulations-in-vitro-release-profile-and-skin-absorption
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Caroline Magnani Spagnol, Leonardo Delello Di Filippo, Vera Lucia Borges Isaac, Marcos Antonio Corrêa, Hérida Regina Nunes Salgado
Caffeic acid (CA) is a cinnamic acid derivative, found in many vegetable products, with powerful antioxidant activity, the ability to increase collagen production and capacity to prevent premature aging of the skin. The classic emulsions of CA are widely used by the consumer to provide a pleasant, refreshing sensorial experience; however, preparations developed in the form of dry film are presented as a technological alternative due to its facile and safe transportation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the release, permeation, and retention of CA in a film and emulsion through in vitro experiments...
June 1, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554819/interstitial-lung-fluid-balance-in-healthy-lowlanders-exposed-to-high-altitude
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Bryan J Taylor, Glenn M Stewart, Jan W Marck, Douglas T Summerfield, Amine N Issa, Bruce D Johnson
We aimed to assess lung fluid balance before and after gradual ascent to 5150m. Lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO) and ultrasound lung comets (ULCs) were assessed in 12 healthy lowlanders at sea-level, and on Day 1, Day 5 and Day 9 after arrival at Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). EBC was reached following an 8-day hike at progressively increasing altitudes starting at 2860m. DLCO was unchanged from sea-level to Day 1 at EBC, but increased on Day 5 (11±10%) and Day 9 (10±9%) vs...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471113/antibacterial-mechanism-of-high-mobility-group-nucleosomal-binding-domain-2-on-the-gram-negative-bacteria-escherichia-coli
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Heng Li, Xiao-Fei Shen, Xin-E Zhou, Yan-E Shi, Lu-Xia Deng, Yi Ma, Xiao-Ying Wang, Jing-Yu Li, Ning Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antibacterial mechanism of high-mobility group nucleosomal-binding domain 2 (HMGN2) on Escherichia coli K12, focusing on the antibacterial and antibiofilm formation effects. Its chemotactic activity on human neutrophils was also investigated. METHODS: Human tissue-derived HMGN2 (tHMGN2) was extracted from fresh uterus fiber cystadenoma and purified by HP1100 reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). Recombinant human HMGN2 (rHMGN2) was generated in E...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452496/thermodynamic-paradigm-for-solution-demixing-inspired-by-nuclear-transport-in-living-cells
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Ching-Hao Wang, Pankaj Mehta, Michael Elbaum
Living cells display a remarkable capacity to compartmentalize their functional biochemistry. A particularly fascinating example is the cell nucleus. Exchange of macromolecules between the nucleus and the surrounding cytoplasm does not involve traversing a lipid bilayer membrane. Instead, large protein channels known as nuclear pores cross the nuclear envelope and regulate the passage of other proteins and RNA molecules. Beyond simply gating diffusion, the system of nuclear pores and associated transport receptors is able to generate substantial concentration gradients, at the energetic expense of guanosine triphosphate hydrolysis...
April 14, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448930/determining-equilibrium-partition-coefficients-between-lipid-protein-and-polydimethylsiloxane-for-highly-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-using-preloaded-disks
#10
Yuanyuan Pei, Huizhen Li, Jing You
Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic contaminants is of great concern and understanding their partitioning to biological phases is crucial for estimating their bioaccumulation potential. The estimation, however, was of large uncertainty for highly hydrophobic organic contaminants (HHOCs) with log KOW>9 due to the challenge of quantifying their water concentrations. In the present study, partition coefficients between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and storage lipid (KSL,PDMS), membrane lipid (KML,PDMS) and protein (Kpro,PDMS) were measured for 21 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 14 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), covering log KOW from 5...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417297/regulation-of-the-glucose-supply-from-capillary-to-tissue-examined-by-developing-a-capillary-model
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Akitoshi Maeda, Yukiko Himeno, Masayuki Ikebuchi, Akinori Noma, Akira Amano
A new glucose transport model relying upon diffusion and convection across the capillary membrane was developed, and supplemented with tissue space and lymph flow. The rate of glucose utilization (J util) in the tissue space was described as a saturation function of glucose concentration in the interstitial fluid (C glu,isf), and was varied by applying a scaling factor f to J max. With f = 0, the glucose diffusion ceased within ~20 min. While, with increasing f, the diffusion was accelerated through a decrease in C glu,isf, but the convective flux remained close to resting level...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361852/epr-spectroscopy-studies-of-changes-in-erythrocyte-membranes-in-patients-with-laryngeal-cancer
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Y B Burlaka, O V Sukhoveev, N V Grin, O M Khilchevskyi, S V Verevka
AIM: To evaluate microviscosity and sorption capacity of erythrocyte membranes (SCEM) from patients with laryngeal cancer (LC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples from 35 patients with LC of stages II and III and 20 healthy volunteers were investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance with Bis(1-oxyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-4)-ester of 5,7-dimethyladamantane-1,3-dicarbonic acid (AdTEMPO) probe. SCEM was evaluated by amount of unabsorbed methylene blue. RESULTS: Microviscosity of erythrocyte membranes was determined by the effective rotational diffusion correlation times (τeff) and a decrease in radical spectrum signal intensity per hour...
March 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356732/angiopep-2-conjugated-poly-ethylene-glycol-co-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-polymersomes-for-dual-targeting-drug-delivery-to-glioma-in-rats
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Fei Lu, Zhiyong Pang, Jingjing Zhao, Kai Jin, Haichun Li, Qiang Pang, Long Zhang, Zhiqing Pang
The blood-brain barrier is a formidable obstacle for glioma chemotherapy due to its compact structure and drug efflux ability. In this study, a dual-targeting drug delivery system involving Angiopep-2-conjugated biodegradable polymersomes loaded with doxorubicin (Ang-PS-DOX) was developed to exploit transport by the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1), which is overexpressed in both blood-brain barrier and glioma cells. The polymersomes (PS) were prepared using a thin-film hydration method...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350448/mechanism-exploration-of-ion-transport-in-nanocomposite-cation-exchange-membranes
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Xin Tong, Bopeng Zhang, Yilin Fan, Yongsheng Chen
The origin of property enhancement of nanocomposite ion exchange membranes (IEMs) is far from being fully understood. By combining experimental work and computational modeling analysis, we could determine the influence of nanomaterials on the ion transport properties of nanocomposite cation exchange membranes (CEMs). We synthesized and characterized a series of nanocomposite CEMs by using SPPO as polymer materials and silica nanoparticles (NPs) (unsulfonated or sulfonated) as nanomaterials. We found that with the increase of NP loading, measured CEM permselectivity and swelling degree first increased and then decreased...
April 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336536/the-effect-of-aging-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-the-lung-diffusing-capacity-response-to-exercise-in-healthy-humans
#15
Kirsten E Coffman, Alex R Carlson, Andrew D Miller, Bruce D Johnson, Bryan J Taylor
Aging is associated with deterioration in the structure and function of the pulmonary circulation. We characterized the lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO), and pulmonary-capillary blood volume (Vc) response to discontinuous incremental exercise at 25, 50, 75, and 90% of peak work (Wpeak) in four groups: 1) Young [27 ± 3 yr, maximal oxygen consumption (V̇o2max): 110 ± 18% age predicted]; 2) Young Highly Fit (27 ± 3 yr, V̇o2max: 147 ± 8% age predicted); 3) Old (69 ± 5 yr, V̇o2max: 116 ± 13% age predicted); and 4) Old Highly Fit (65 ± 5 yr, V̇o2max: 162 ± 18% age predicted)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303361/human-topoisomerase-inhibition-and-dna-bsa-binding-of-ru-ii-scar-complexes-as-potential-anticancer-candidates-for-oral-application
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Rone A De Grandis, Mariana S de Camargo, Monize M da Silva, Érica O Lopes, Elias C Padilha, Flávia A Resende, Rosângela G Peccinini, Fernando R Pavan, Alessandro Desideri, Alzir A Batista, Eliana A Varanda
Three ruthenium(II) phosphine/diimine/picolinate complexes were selected aimed at investigating anticancer activity against several cancer cell lines and the capacity of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by human topoisomerase IB (Top 1). The structure-lipophilicity relationship in membrane permeability using the Caco-2 cells have also been evaluated in this study. SCAR 5 was found to present 45 times more cytotoxicity against breast cancer cell when compared to cisplatin. SCAR 4 and 5 were both found to be capable of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by Top 1...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293753/cd16-positive-circulating-monocytes-and-fibrotic-manifestations-of-systemic-sclerosis
#17
Alain Lescoat, Valérie Lecureur, Mikael Roussel, Béatrice Ly Sunnaram, Alice Ballerie, Guillaume Coiffier, Stéphane Jouneau, Olivier Fardel, Thierry Fest, Patrick Jégo
The objective of this study is to assess the association of clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with the absolute count of circulating blood monocyte subpopulations according to their membrane expression of CD16. Forty-eight consecutive patients fulfilling the 2013 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for SSc were included in this cross-sectional study. CD16+ monocyte absolute count was defined by flow cytometry and confronted to the clinical characteristics of SSc patients. Twenty-three healthy donors (HD) were randomly selected for comparison...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287506/assessment-of-pulmonary-capillary-blood-volume-membrane-diffusing-capacity-and-intrapulmonary-arteriovenous-anastomoses-during-exercise
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Vincent Tedjasaputra, Sean van Diepen, Sophie É Collins, Wade M Michaelchuk, Michael K Stickland
Exercise is a stress to the pulmonary vasculature. With incremental exercise, the pulmonary diffusing capacity (DLCO) must increase to meet the increased oxygen demand; otherwise, a diffusion limitation may occur. The increase in DLCO with exercise is due to increased capillary blood volume (Vc) and membrane diffusing capacity (Dm). Vc and Dm increase secondary to the recruitment and distension of pulmonary capillaries, increasing the surface area for gas exchange and decreasing pulmonary vascular resistance, thereby attenuating the increase in pulmonary arterial pressure...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249804/hypothesis-why-%C3%AE-no-could-be-finite-in-vitro-but-infinite-in-vivo
#19
Colin Borland, Suhani Patel, Qingyu Zhu, Alain Vuylsteke
There is controversy as to whether the lung Diffusing Capacity for Nitric Oxide (DLNO) is a direct measure of DM in the Roughton-Forster equation or whether θNO is finite and DM is greater than DLNO. Despite in vitro evidence that θNO is finite, some groups believe that it is infinite in vivo and that DMNO/DMCO (α) is greater than predicted by the combined Fick/Graham law of Gas Diffusion through a membrane. We here present a hypothesis applying the fundamental rules of combined diffusion and chemical reaction to a red cell to explain (i) why θNO could be finite in vitro but effectively infinite in vivo and (ii) why ∝ could appear greater than predicted...
February 27, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
#20
Maria Teresa Calejo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Elina Talvitie, Hanna M Hakola, Heli Skottman, Minna Kellomäki
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in senior citizens in the developed world. The disease is characterised by the degeneration of a specific cell layer at the back of the eye - the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which is essential in retinal function. The most promising therapeutic option to restore the lost vision is considered to be RPE cell transplantation. This work focuses on the development of biodegradable biomaterials with similar properties to the native Bruch's membrane as carriers for RPE cells...
February 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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