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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140925/mobilization-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-inflamed-mucosa-reduces-pain-in-colitis-mice-towards-a-vaccinal-strategy-to-alleviate-inflammatory-visceral-pain
#1
Lilian Basso, Jérôme Boué, Céline Augé, Céline Deraison, Catherine Blanpied, Nicolas Cenac, Philippe Lluel, Nathalie Vergnolle, Gilles Dietrich
T lymphocytes play a pivotal role in endogenous regulation of inflammatory visceral pain. The analgesic activity of T lymphocytes is dependent on their production of opioids, a property acquired upon antigen activation. Accordingly, we investigated whether an active recruitment of T lymphocytes within inflamed colon mucosa via a local vaccinal strategy may counteract inflammation-induced visceral pain in mice. Mice were immunized against ovalbumin (OVA). One month after immunization, colitis was induced by adding 3% (w/v) Dextran Sulfate Sodium (DSS) into drinking water containing either cognate antigen OVA or control antigen BSA for 5 days...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140134/a-nutrition-recovery-station-following-recreational-exercise-improves-fruit-consumption-but-does-not-influence-fluid-recovery
#2
Ben Desbrow, Katelyn Barnes, Caroline Young, Gregory R Cox, Chris Irwin
Immediate post-exercise access to fruit/fluid via a recovery "station" is a common feature of mass participation sporting events. Yet little evidence exists examining their impact on subsequent dietary intake. The aim of this study was to determine if access to fruit/water/sports drinks within a recovery station significantly alters dietary and fluid intakes in the immediate post-exercise period and influences hydration status the next morning. 127 (79 males) healthy participants (mean±SD, age=22.5±3.5y, body mass (BM)=73±13kg) completed two self-paced morning 10km runs separated by 1 week...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139477/a-dietary-flavone-confers-communicable-protection-against-colitis-through-nlrp6-signaling-independently-of-inflammasome-activation
#3
K Radulovic, S Normand, A Rehman, A Delanoye-Crespin, J Chatagnon, M Delacre, N Waldschmitt, L F Poulin, J Iovanna, B Ryffel, P Rosenstiel, M Chamaillard
Flavones represent a class of polyphenols that are found in many plant-derived food sources. Herein, we provide evidence that the anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effect of the flavone apigenin relies on the regulation of the gut microbiota by the NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 6 (Nlrp6). When challenged by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in drinking water, mice were protected against colitis upon cohousing with apigenin-treated animals. In contrast, the protective effect was lost in the absence of Nlrp6...
November 15, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139221/evaluation-of-hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-axis-function-by-chronic-perchlorate-exposure-in-male-rats
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Caroline Serrano-Nascimento, Jamile Calil-Silveira, Rafael Dalbosco, Telma Tenorio Zorn, Maria Tereza Nunes
Perchlorate is a widespread endocrine disruptor that was previously correlated with increased serum TSH levels and decreased thyroid hormones production both in animals and humans. Even so, the regulation of gene/protein expression in the hypothalamus, pituitary and thyroid by chronic perchlorate exposure was not completely elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms involved in the disruption of hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis by chronic perchlorate exposure. Male Wistar rats were treated or not with NaClO4 in the drinking water (35 mg/Kg/day) for 60 days...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139076/extended%C3%A2-spectrum%C3%A2-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-bacteria-isolated-from-hospital-wastewaters-rivers-and-aquaculture-sources-in-nigeria
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Olawale Olufemi Adelowo, Serena Caucci, Omowunmi Abosede Banjo, Ozioma Chinyere Nnanna, Eunice Olubunmi Awotipe, Florence Bosede Peters, Obasola Ezekiel Fagade, Thomas U Berendonk
Untreated wastewater is a risk factor for the spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment. However, little is known about the contribution of untreated wastewater to the burden of antibiotic resistance in the Nigerian environment. In this study, a total of 143 ceftazidime-/cefpodoxime-resistant bacteria isolated from untreated wastewater and untreated wastewater-contaminated surface and groundwater in Nigeria were screened for extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) genes, integrons and integron gene cassettes by PCR...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138771/near-infrared-aza-bodipy-fluorescent-probe-for-selective-cu-2-detection-and-its-potential-in-living-cell-imaging
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Yordkhuan Tachapermpon, Sopida Thavornpradit, Adisri Charoenpanich, Jitnapa Sirirak, Kevin Burgess, Nantanit Wanichacheva
A near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent sensor 1 composed of an aza-boron-dipyrromethene (aza-BODIPY) core covalently bound to two di-2-picolylamine moieties was conceived for Cu(2+) detection in aqueous solutions. Spectroscopic properties and binding abilities with several metal ions were investigated in phosphate buffered saline (pH 7.4): acetonitrile (95 : 5 v/v) with Triton X-100 via fluorometric titrations. The fluorescence of sensor 1 was quenched selectively by cupric ions in the presence of alkali- and transition-metal-ions...
November 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138680/enhancement-of-antioxidant-mechanisms-and-reduction-of-oxidative-stress-in-chickens-after-the-administration-of-drinking-water-enriched-with-polyphenolic-powder-from-olive-mill-waste-waters
#7
Aliki Papadopoulou, Konstantinos Petrotos, Dimitrios Stagos, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, Antonios Maimaris, Haralampos Makris, Ioannis Kafantaris, Sotiria Makri, Efthalia Kerasioti, Maria Halabalaki, Vincent Brieudes, Georgia Ntasi, Stylianos Kokkas, Pavlos Tzimas, Panagiotis Goulas, Alexander M Zakharenko, Kirill S Golokhvast, Aristidis Tsatsakis, Demetrios Kouretas
The aim of the study was to examine the effects of a polyphenolic powder from olive mill wastewater (OMWW) administered through drinking water, on chickens' redox status. Thus, 75 chickens were divided into three groups. Group A was given just drinking water, while groups B and C were given drinking water containing 20 and 50 μg/ml of polyphenols, respectively, for 45 days. The antioxidant effects of the polyphenolic powder were assessed by measuring oxidative stress biomarkers in blood after 25 and 45 days of treatment...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137890/exposure-to-the-fungicide-propamocarb-causes-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-and-metabolic-disorder-in-mice
#8
Sisheng Wu, Cuiyuan Jin, Yueyi Wang, Zhengwei Fu, Yuanxiang Jin
Propamocarb (PM) is a widely used fungicide with property of affecting fatty acid and phospholipid biosynthesis in funguses. In this study, we explored its effects on mice gut microbiota and metabolism by exposing mice to 3, 30, and 300 mg/L PM through drinking water for a duration of 28 days. We observed that the transcription of hepatic genes related to regulate lipid metabolism were perturbed by PM exposure. The microbiota in the cecal contents and feces changed during or after PM exposure at phylum or genus levels...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136945/mitochondria-protection-as-a-mechanism-underlying-the-hepatoprotective-effects-of-glycine-in-cholestatic-mice
#9
Reza Heidari, Vahid Ghanbarinejad, Hamidreza Mohammadi, Asrin Ahmadi, Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Narges Abdoli, Fatemeh Aghaei, Athena Esfandiari, Negar Azarpira, Hossein Niknahad
Cholestasis is the stoppage of bile flow which could lead to serious clinical complications if not managed. Cytotoxic bile acids are involved in the pathogenesis of liver injury during cholestasis. There are no promising pharmacological interventions against cholestasis and its associated complications. This study examined the impact of glycine supplementation on liver mitochondria as a major target of bile acids-induced toxicity during cholestasis. Mice underwent BDL operation and received glycine (0.25% and 1% w:v in drinking water)...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136913/direct-detection-of-fluoride-ions-in-aquatic-samples-by-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#10
Xueliang Li, Ming Zhang, Yue Wang, Xiaolei Wang, Hao Ma, Peng Li, Wei Song, Xiao Xia Han, Bing Zhao
Given the strong hydration propensity of fluoride ions, it is difficult to detect fluoride, especially inorganic fluoride, in aqueous samples. Resolving the issue of fluoride detection in aqueous samples is a scientific undertaking of great practical significance. Herein, we propose a new method for the sensitive and selective detection of fluoride in aqueous samples without the addition of organic solvents. The method involves surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using 1,4-diketo-3,6-diphenylpyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole (DPP) compounds and Ag nanoparticles...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136897/cysteamine-capped-copper-nanoclusters-as-a-highly-selective-turn-on-fluorescent-assay-for-the-detection-of-aluminum-ions
#11
Chanida Boonmee, Vinich Promarak, Thawatchai Tuntulani, Wittaya Ngeontae
A new type of copper nanoclusters was synthesized by a one-pot reaction using cysteamine as a capping agent and reducing agent (Cys-CuNCs). The synthesized CuNCs exhibited a spherical shape and a monodisperse and strong fluorescent emission characteristic peak at 430nm when exciting at 330nm. The Cys-CuNCs were demonstrated as a fluorescent chemodosimeter for the selective detection of Al(3+). In the presence of Al(3+), the fluorescent emission of the Cys-CuNCs was considerably enhanced, while other studied metal ions did not show this phenomenon...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136878/highly-sensitive-and-selective-turn-on-fluorescent-chemosensors-for-hg-2-based-on-thioacetal-modified-pyrene
#12
Yunyan Gao, Tuotuo Ma, Zhize Ou, Wenjiao Cai, Guoqiang Yang, Yi Li, Moheng Xu, Qingqing Li
This work reports a facile strategy for the synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent probes Pyr1 and Pyr2, which have carboxyl and hydroxyl group in the side chain of thioacetal moiety, respectively. Pyr1-2 exhibit exclusively selective turn-on fluorescence response towards Hg(2+) over other cations, based on intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) mechanism. Upon addition of Hg(2+), the thioacetal moiety in Pyr1-2 can be converted to aldehyde group, which is confirmed by (1)H NMR titrations. The detection limits for Pyr1-2 are less than 1...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136864/suspect-screening-of-halogenated-carboxylic-acids-in-drinking-water-using-ion-exchange-chromatography-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-ic-hrms
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Matteo D Gallidabino, Laurence Hamdan, Bronagh Murphy, Leon P Barron
Retrospective in silico screening of analytical data for the identification of new or emerging disinfection by-products in drinking waters could be useful to assess quality and potential hazards, as well as help implement mitigation procedures more rapidly. Herein, the first study coupling ion exchange chromatography (IC) with high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) for the determination of halogenated carboxylic acid disinfectant by-products is reported. Separation was achieved using a Metrohm A Supp 5 column and a Na2CO3/NaHCO3 gradient eluent from 1/0...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136625/caries-preventive-effect-of-salt-fluoridation-in-preschool-children-in-the-gambia-a-prospective-controlled-interventional-study
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Rainer A Jordan, Andreas Schulte, Alexander C Bockelbrink, Sarah Puetz, Ella Naumova, Lars G Wärn, Stefan Zimmer
The aim of this study was to investigate the anticaries effect of fluoridated salt in a communal feeding program for preschool children. In the Gambian city of Brikama, drinking water had a low fluoride content (0.1 mg F-/L) and young children did not use toothpaste for oral hygiene. Its 2 preschools served as clusters for the trial. Random allocation of the kindergartens was performed by one person not involved in the study, and the clinical examinations were carried out using the envelope method. Meals were prepared with fluoridated salt (250 mg F-/kg salt) in the intervention group but not in the control group...
November 15, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136519/monitoring-of-uranium-concentrations-in-water-samples-collected-near-potentially-hazardous-objects-in-north-west-tajikistan
#15
P Zoriy, M Schläger, K Murtazaev, J Pillath, M Zoriy, B Heuel-Fabianek
The water contamination near ecologically problematic objects was investigated between 2009 and 2014 in North-West Tajikistan as a part of a joint project between Forschungszentrum Jülich and Khujand State University. The main part of this work was the determination of uranium in water samples collected near the Degmay tailings dump, the Taboshar pit lake and the Syr Darya river. More than 130 water samples were collected and analyzed to monitor the uranium concentration near the investigated areas. Two different mass spectrometers and an ion chromatograph were used for element concentration measurements...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136518/evidence-of-co-metabolic-bentazone-transformation-by-methanotrophic-enrichment-from-a-groundwater-fed-rapid-sand-filter
#16
Mathilde J Hedegaard, Hélène Deliniere, Carsten Prasse, Arnaud Dechesne, Barth F Smets, Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen
The herbicide bentazone is recalcitrant in aquifers and is therefore frequently detected in wells used for drinking water production. However, bentazone degradation has been observed in filter sand from a rapid sand filter at a waterworks with methane-rich groundwater. Here, the association between methane oxidation and removal of bentazone was investigated with a methanotrophic enrichment culture derived from methane-fed column reactors inoculated with that filter sand. Several independent lines of evidence obtained from microcosm experiments with the methanotrophic enrichment culture, tap water and bentazone at concentrations below 2 mg/L showed methanotrophic co-metabolic bentazone transformation: The culture removed 53% of the bentazone in 21 days in presence of 5 mg/L of methane, while only 31% was removed in absence of methane...
November 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134803/a-fluorescent-binary-ensemble-based-on-pyrene-derivative-and-sds-assemblies-as-a-chemical-tongue-for-discriminating-metal-ions-and-brand-water
#17
Lijun Zhang, Xinyan Huang, Yuan Cao, Yunhong Xin, Liping Ding
Enormous effort has been put to the detection and recognition of various heavy metal ions due to their involvement in serious environmental pollution and many major diseases. The present work developed a single fluorescent sensor ensemble that can distinguish and identify a variety of heavy metal ions. A pyrene-based fluorophore (PB) containing a metal ion receptor group was specially designed and synthesized. Anionic surfactant SDS assemblies can effectively adjust its fluorescence behavior. The selected binary ensemble based on PB/SDS assemblies can exhibit multiple emission bands and provide wavelength-based cross-reactive responses to a series of metal ions to realize pattern recognition ability...
November 14, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134397/increasing-rate-of-psychological-distress-in-urban-households-how-does-income-matter
#18
Ghuncha Firdaus
Numerous studies suggest 'social gradient' in health, but it is less clear whether every step up the socio-economic ladder improves health by the same degree. Based on 4326 households, the present study examines the relationship between household income and psychological distress while identifying specific risk factor in different income groups. Overall, 26.5% of sampled households were reported for being distressed. Work pressure (OR 2.0, p < 0.01) and reducing time for family/friends (OR 1.79, p < 0...
November 13, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134206/azulene-boronate-esters-colorimetric-indicators-for-fluoride-in-drinking-water
#19
Carlos M López-Alled, Adrian Sanchez-Fernandez, Karen J Edler, Adam C Sedgwick, Steven D Bull, Claire L McMullin, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, Tony D James, Jannis Wenk, Simon E Lewis
Low cost and in situ fluoride detection by non-experts is important for the determination of drinking water safety in developing countries. Colour reagents can provide results quickly without expensive equipment, but colorimetric fluoride indicators are often nonspecific, complex to use or do not work in water. Here we show that azulene-boronate indicators respond selectively to fluoride at concentrations relevant to the WHO limit of 1.5 mg L(-1).
November 14, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134147/anthropogenic-water-sources-and-the-effects-on-sonoran-desert-small-mammal-communities
#20
Aaron B Switalski, Heather L Bateman
Anthropogenic water sources (AWS) are developed water sources used as a management tool for desert wildlife species. Studies documenting the effects of AWS are often focused on game species; whereas, the effects on non-target wildlife are less understood. We used live trapping techniques to investigate rodent abundance, biomass, and diversity metrics near AWS and paired control sites; we sampled vegetation to determine rodent-habitat associations in the Sauceda Mountains of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. A total of 370 individual mammals representing three genera and eight species were captured in 4,800 trap nights from winter 2011 to spring 2012...
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