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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926882/effect-of-reduced-humic-acid-on-the-transport-of-ferrihydrite-nanoparticles-under-anoxic-conditions
#1
Peng Liao, Wenlu Li, Dengjun Wang, Yi Jiang, Chao Pan, John D Fortner, Songhu Yuan
Humic acid (HA) occurs ubiquitously in the subsurface environments and is well-known to play a critical role in the fate and transport of ferrihydrite nanoparticles (NPs) and NPs-associated contaminants. Under anoxic conditions, HA can readily be reduced by microorganisms or geochemical reducing species, and the mechanisms and kinetics of ferrihydrite reduction by reduced HA (HAred) are well-documented; however, the role of these redox reactions on the transport of ferrihydrite NPs is largely underestimated...
December 1, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926504/the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-on-human-th17-cells-via-ror%C3%AE-t-histone-acetylation
#2
Yi-Ching Lin, Yu-Chih Lin, Cheng-Chin Wu, Ming-Yii Huang, Wen-Chan Tsai, Chih-Hsing Hung, Po-Lin Kuo
The presence of interleukin (IL)-17-related cytokines correlates with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Epigenetic modifications, including histone acetylation, regulate gene expression in RA pathogenesis. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors such as etanercept and adalimumab, represent a breakthrough in RA treatment. We aimed to investigate the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on human Th17-polarized cells and the possible intracellular regulators of these effects, including the Th17-specific transcription factors signal transducer, activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), retinoid-related orphan receptor γ-T (RORγt) and epigenetic modification...
December 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923840/osimertinib-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-epidermal-growth-factor-t970m-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sean Khozin, Chana Weinstock, Gideon M Blumenthal, Joyce Cheng, Kun He, Luning Zhuang, Hong Zhao, Rosane Charlab Orbach, Ingrid Fan, Patricia Keegan, Richard Pazdur
On November 13, 2015, FDA granted accelerated approval to osimertinib (TAGRISSO™; AstraZeneca), a breakthrough therapy-designated drug for the treatment of patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as detected by an FDA-approved test, with progression on or after EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. Approval was based on durable tumor response rates in two single-arm, multicenter trials: the dose extension cohort of a first-in-human trial (AURA extension; n=201) and a fixed-dose, activity-estimating trial (AURA2; n=210)...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923764/applications-of-deep-eutectic-solvents-in-biotechnology-and-bioengineering-promises-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Yves Paul Mbous, Maan Hayyan, Adeeb Hayyan, Won Fen Wong, Mohd Ali Hashim, Chung Yeng Looi
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have been touted recently as potential alternatives to ionic liquids (ILs). Although they possess core characteristics that are similar to those of ILs (e.g., low volatility, non-flammability, low melting points, low vapor pressure, dipolar nature, chemical and thermal stability, high solubility, and tuneability), DESs are superior in terms of the availability of raw materials, the ease of storage and synthesis, and the low cost of their starting materials. As such, they have become the subject of intensive research in various sectors, notably the chemical, electrochemical, and biological sectors...
December 3, 2016: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922467/lead-extraction-considerations-for-the-referring-cardiologist
#5
Ayman A Hussein, Bruce L Wilkoff
The population of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) continues to grow due to increasing indications in an aging population and breakthroughs in both the medical and the surgical care of patients with heart disease. As a result, there has been a growing need for device and lead extractions due to the growing population of patients with CIEDs and the subsequent need for system upgrades or revisions because of complications, infections, and lead advisory alerts.
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921164/m-type-phospholipase-a2-receptor-pla2r-glomerular-staining-in-pediatric-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#6
Shoichiro Kanda, Shigeru Horita, Takeshi Yanagihara, Akira Shimizu, Motoshi Hattori
BACKGROUND: Identifying M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is a landmark breakthrough for understanding adult idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). However, potential roles for PLA2R in pediatric iMN have not been well investigated. METHODS: A total of 34 pediatric iMN patients who underwent kidney biopsy between 1972 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. The study cohort consisted of 15 children aged from 3 to 9 years and 19 aged from 10 to 15 years...
December 5, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920566/hcverso1-and-2-faldaprevir-with-deleobuvir-bi-207127-and-ribavirin-for-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection
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Christoph Sarrazin, Francesco Castelli, Pietro Andreone, Maria Buti, Massimo Colombo, Stanislas Pol, Filipe Calinas, Massimo Puoti, Antonio Olveira, Mitchell Shiffman, Jerry O Stern, George Kukolj, Michael Roehrle, Stella Aslanyan, Qiqi Deng, Richard Vinisko, Federico J Mensa, David R Nelson
The interferon-free combination of once-daily faldaprevir 120 mg, twice-daily deleobuvir 600 mg, and weight-based ribavirin was evaluated in two Phase III studies (HCVerso1, HCVerso2) in hepatitis C virus genotype-1b-infected, treatment-naïve patients, including those ineligible for peginterferon (HCVerso2). Patients without cirrhosis were randomized to 16 weeks (Arm 1; n=208 HCVerso1, n=213 HCVerso2) or 24 weeks (Arm 2; n=211 in both studies) of faldaprevir + deleobuvir + ribavirin. Patients with compensated cirrhosis received open-label faldaprevir + deleobuvir + ribavirin for 24 weeks (Arm 3; n=51, n=72)...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920501/three-generations-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-developed-to-revolutionize-the-therapy-of-lung-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Haijun Zhang
Lung cancer, ~80%-85% of which is non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Sensitizing mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene (EGFRm(+)), such as exon 19 deletions and exon 21 L858R point mutations, are the most important drivers in NSCLC patients. In this respect, small-molecule EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have been designed and developed, which launched the era of targeted, personalized and precise medicine for lung cancer...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918922/removal-of-heavy-metals-from-acid-mine-drainage-using-chicken-eggshells-in-column-mode
#9
Ting Zhang, Zhihong Tu, Guining Lu, Xingchun Duan, Xiaoyun Yi, Chuling Guo, Zhi Dang
Chicken eggshells (ES) as alkaline sorbent were immobilized in a fixed bed to remove typical heavy metals from acid mine drainage (AMD). The obtained breakthrough curves showed that the breakthrough time increased with increasing bed height, but decreased with increasing flow rate and increasing particle size. The Thomas model and bed depth service time model could accurately predict the bed dynamic behavior. At a bed height of 10 cm, a flow rate of 10 mL/min, and with ES particle sizes of 0.18-0.425 mm, for a multi-component heavy metal solution containing Cd(2+), Pb(2+) and Cu(2+), the ES capacities were found to be 1...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918642/high-performance-porphyrin-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells-with-both-iodine-and-cobalt-redox-shuttles
#10
Huaide Xiang, Wei Fan, Jiahui Li, Tianyue Li, Neil Robertson, Xiongrong Song, Wenjun Wu, Zhaohui Wang, Weihong Zhu, He Tian
Recently, enormous research passion has been devoted to enhance the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of porphyrin sensitizers for DSSCs, but the major stumbling block is its absorption defects in visible spectrum region. To address the challenge, herein we reported a duplexing high performance photovoltaic result for DSSCs based on a novel D-π-A sensitizer FW-1 7H-Dibenzo[c,g] carbazole-substituted and fused Zn-porphyrin, co-sensitized with benzotriazole featured dye (WS-5) in iodine and cobalt redox system and got high PCE of 10...
December 5, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917266/telbivudine-vs-tenofovir-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-optima-roadmap-study
#11
Zahari Krastev, Diana Petrova, Iskren Kotzev, Mustafa Kemal Celen, Meryl Mendelson, Richa Chandra, Priti Pandey, Kamal Hamed
AIM: To make efficacy and safety comparison of telbivudine-raodmap and tenofovir-roadmap in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: This was the first prospective, randomised, two-arm, open-label, non-inferiority study in HBeAg-negative CHB patients that compared telbivudine and tenofovir administered as per roadmap concept. Patients were treated up to 24 wk and, depending on virologic response, continued the same therapy or received add-on therapy up to 104 wk...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914349/effects-of-clay-minerals-hydroxides-and-timing-of-dissolved-organic-matter-addition-on-the-competitive-sorption-of-copper-nickel-and-zinc-a-column-experiment
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Yasser Refaey, Boris Jansen, John R Parsons, Pim de Voogt, Simone Bagnis, Adriaan Markus, Abdel-Hamid El-Shater, Abdel-Aziz El-Haddad, Karsten Kalbitz
Infiltration of heavy metal (HM) polluted wastewater can seriously compromise soil and groundwater quality. Interactions between mineral soil components (e.g. clay minerals) and dissolved organic matter (DOM) play a crucial role in determining HM mobility in soils. In this study, the influence of the timing of addition of DOM, i.e. concurrent with or prior to HMs, on HM mobility was explored in a set of continuous flow column experiments using well defined natural soil samples amended with goethite, birnessite and/or smectite...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914049/modeling-binding-affinity-of-pathological-mutations-for-computational-protein-design
#13
Miguel Romero-Durana, Chiara Pallara, Fabian Glaser, Juan Fernández-Recio
An important aspect of protein functionality is the formation of specific complexes with other proteins, which are involved in the majority of biological processes. The functional characterization of such interactions at molecular level is necessary, not only to understand biological and pathological phenomena but also to design improved, or even new interfaces, or to develop new therapeutic approaches. X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy have increased the number of 3D protein complex structures deposited in the Protein Data Bank (PDB)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913993/antifreeze-glycopeptides-from-structure-and-activity-studies-to-current-approaches-in-chemical-synthesis
#14
REVIEW
Małgorzata Urbańczyk, Jerzy Góra, Rafał Latajka, Norbert Sewald
Antifreeze glycopeptides (AFGPs) are a class of biological antifreeze agents found predominantly in Arctic and Antarctic species of fish. They possess the ability to regulate ice nucleation and ice crystal growth, thus creating viable life conditions at temperatures below the freezing point of body fluids. AFGPs usually consist of 4-55 repetitions of the tripeptide unit Ala-Ala-Thr that is O-glycosylated at the threonine side chains with β-D-galactosyl-(1 → 3)-α-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine. Due to their interesting properties and high antifreeze activity, they have many potential applications, e...
December 2, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913941/the-enigma-of-value-in-search-of-affordable-and-accessible-health-care
#15
EDITORIAL
Thomas D Szucs, Martina Weiss, Guido Klaus
In times of shrinking resources and pharmaceutical breakthrough situations, our value-assessing systems are stretched to their very limits. Assessing value is highly complex. Current value-assessment systems risk neglecting important factors, such as therapy duration, budget impact, or the importance of combination therapies. Especially when dealing with breakthrough therapies within high-prevalence indications, these factors play an important role in health care spending. When it comes to assessing value in Switzerland, the system is innovation and access-friendly; the price level of pharmaceutical products, however, is relatively high in comparison to neighboring countries...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910849/hydroxyl-radical-induced-formation-of-highly-oxidized-organic-compounds
#16
Torsten Berndt, Stefanie Richters, Tuija Jokinen, Noora Hyttinen, Theo Kurtén, Rasmus V Otkjær, Henrik G Kjaergaard, Frank Stratmann, Hartmut Herrmann, Mikko Sipilä, Markku Kulmala, Mikael Ehn
Explaining the formation of secondary organic aerosol is an intriguing question in atmospheric sciences because of its importance for Earth's radiation budget and the associated effects on health and ecosystems. A breakthrough was recently achieved in the understanding of secondary organic aerosol formation from ozone reactions of biogenic emissions by the rapid formation of highly oxidized multifunctional organic compounds via autoxidation. However, the important daytime hydroxyl radical reactions have been considered to be less important in this process...
December 2, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910512/high-efficiency-integrated-readout-circuit-for-single-photon-avalanche-diode-arrays-in-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging
#17
G Acconcia, A Cominelli, I Rech, M Ghioni
In recent years, lifetime measurements by means of the Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) technique have led to a significant breakthrough in medical and biological fields. Unfortunately, the many advantages of TCSPC-based approaches come along with the major drawback of a relatively long acquisition time. The exploitation of multiple channels in parallel could in principle mitigate this issue, and at the same time it opens the way to a multi-parameter analysis of the optical signals, e.g., as a function of wavelength or spatial coordinates...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910132/a-simple-method-for-preparation-of-pure-68-ga-acetate-precursor-for-formulation-of-radiopharmaceuticals-physicochemical-characteristics-of-the-68-ga-eluate-of-the-sno2-based-68-ge-68-ga-column-generator
#18
Sankha Chattopadhyay, Md Neyar Alam, Madhu Smita, Umesh Kumar, Sujata Saha Das, Luna Barua
Gallium-68 radioisotope is an excellent source in clinical positron emission tomography application due to its ease of availability from germanium-68 ((68) Ge)/gallium-68 ((68) Ga) generator having a shelf life of 1 year. In this paper, a modified method for purification of the primary eluate of (68) Ge-(68) Ga generator by using a small cation exchange resin (Dowex-50) column has been described. The breakthrough of (68) Ge before and after purification of (68) Ga eluate was 0.014% and 0.00027%, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909835/breakthrough-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-report-of-a-nationwide-survey-by-the-cinv-study-group-of-japan
#19
Kazuo Tamura, Keisuke Aiba, Toshiaki Saeki, Yoichi Nakanishi, Toshiharu Kamura, Hideo Baba, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yuko Kitagawa, Yoshihiko Maehara, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Koichi Hirata, Masaki Kitajima
BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide survey on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in Japan and demonstrated good compliance with Japanese CINV guidelines, resulting in good control of vomiting. However, almost half the patients experienced breakthrough CINV. We analyzed the survey results in relationship to the management of patients with breakthrough CINV. METHODS: This multicenter, prospective, observational study analyzed data for 1910 patients in Japan scheduled for moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC and HEC, respectively)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908566/update-of-choroidal-imaging-techniques-past-present-and-future
#20
J Ruiz-Medrano, I Flores-Moreno, R Gutierrez-Bonet, J Chhablani, J M Ruiz-Moreno
The choroid is the middle layer of the eye, a very vascular and pigmented tissue, with its role in several ophthalmological pathologies already having been clearly established. But it was not until the last few years that we have been able to reliably and precisely measure and quantify its shape and thickness. Ultrasound technology and indocyanine green angiography were the first techniques used for the study of the choroid, and they still maintain their use and clinical indications for the diagnosis and management of several pathologies...
November 28, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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