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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937765/origin-of-substitution-mechanism-for-the-binding-of-organic-ligands-on-the-surface-of-cspbbr3-perovskite-nanocubes
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Vikash Kumar Ravi, Pralay K Santra, Niharika Joshi, Jeetender Chugh, Sachin Kumar Singh, Håkan Rensmo, Prasenjit Ghosh, Angshuman Nag
Optoelectronic properties of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocubes (NCs) depend strongly on the interaction of the organic passivating molecules with the inorganic crystal. To understand this interaction, we employed a combination of synchrotron-based X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and first principles density functional theory (DFT) based calculations. XPS elucidated the internal structure of inorganic part in a layer-by-layer fashion, whereas, NMR characterized the organic ligands...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931619/spinal-arteriolosclerosis-is-common-in-older-adults-and-associated-with-parkinsonism
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Aron S Buchman, Sue E Leurgans, Sukriti Nag, Veronique G J M VanderHorst, Alifiya Kapasi, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few studies of spinal microvascular pathologies in older adults. We characterized spinal cord microvascular pathologies and examined their associations with other spinal and brain postmortem indices and parkinsonism in older adults. METHODS: We documented 3 features of microvascular pathologies in spinal cord and brain specimens from 165 deceased older participants. We also measured spinal white matter pallor. Parkinsonian signs were assessed with a modified version of the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale...
September 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928657/colocynth-extracts-prevent-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-stemness-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Kaushik Chowdhury, Ankit Sharma, Suresh Kumar, Gyanesh K Gunjan, Alo Nag, Chandi C Mandal
Modern treatment strategies provide better overall survival in cancer patients, primarily by controlling tumor growth. However, off-target and systemic toxicity, tumor recurrence, and resistance to therapy are still inadvertent hurdles in current treatment regimens. Similarly, metastasis is another deadly threat to patients suffering from cancer. This has created an urgent demand to come up with new drugs having anti-metastatic potential and minimum side effects. Thus, this study was aimed at exploring the anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic potential of colocynth medicinal plant...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928550/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-tramadol-as-an-adjuvant-to-intrathecal-isobaric-levobupivacaine-for-elective-infraumbilical-surgeries
#4
Dewan Roshan Singh, Hajer Mohamed, N Krishnaveni, Kusha Nag
BACKGROUND: Long-acting local anesthetics are used in subarachnoid block to increase the duration of anesthesia. Adjuvants are added to improve the duration of analgesia. SETTINGS: Randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Department of Anesthesiology in a tertiary care hospital. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose tramadol as an intrathecal adjuvant to levobupivacaine in terms of duration of analgesia, onset of sensory blockade, onset of motor blockade, and duration of motor blockade...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928327/the-technique-of-laparoscopic-hepatic-bisegmentectomy-with-regional-lymphadenectomy-for-gallbladder-cancer
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Hirdaya H Nag, Prithivi Raj, Kshitij Sisodia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic hepatic bisegmentectomy (s4b and s5) with regional lymphadenectomy (LHBRL) for patients with gallbladder cancer (GBC) is rarely reported. AIMS: The aim of the study was to describe the technique of LHBRL in patients with GBC and to present our initial experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on twenty patients with GBC who were considered for LHBRL by the described technique. These patients either had a suspicion of GBC (SGBC) or had an incidental diagnosis of GBC (IGBC)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926934/the-beneficial-effects-of-allicin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-are-comparable-to-losartan
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Ehécatl Miguel Ángel García Trejo, Abraham Said Arellano Buendía, Omegar Sánchez Reyes, Fernando Enrique García Arroyo, Raúl Arguello García, María Lilia Loredo Mendoza, Edilia Tapia, Laura Gabriela Sánchez Lozada, Horacio Osorio Alonso
Recent studies suggest that allicin may play a role in chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing hypertension and oxidative stress and improving renal dysfunction. In the present study, CKD was induced by 5/6 nephrectomy and the animals were divided into four treatment groups as follows: control (C), CKD, CKD+allicin (40 mg/kg pathway oral) (CKDA), and CKD+Losartan (20 mg/kg) (CKDL). After CKD induction, the rats developed hypertension from week 3 to the end of the study. This was associated with increased creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels in serum, increased albuminuria, increased urinary excretion of N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG), increased nephrin expression, and incrased histological alterations in the cortex...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920769/modacrylic-anion-exchange-fibers-for-cr-vi-removal-from-chromium-plating-rinse-water-in-batch-and-flow-through-column-experiments
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Seung-Chan Lee, Jin-Kyu Kang, Eun-Hye Sim, Nag-Choul Choi, Song-Bae Kim
The aim of this study was to investigate Cr(VI) removal from chromium-plating rinse water using modacrylic anion-exchange fibers (KaracaronTM KC31). Batch experiments were performed with synthetic Cr(VI) solutions to characterize the KC31 fibers in Cr(VI) removal. Cr(VI) removal by the fibers was affected by solution pH; the Cr(VI) removal capacity was the highest at pH 2 and decreased gradually with a pH increase from 2 to 12. In regeneration and reuse experiments, the Cr(VI) removal capacity remained above 37...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917955/lidocaine-gel-for-urethral-catheterization-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Michael E Chua, Paul Nimrod B Firaza, Jessica M Ming, Jan Michael A Silangcruz, Luis H Braga, Armando J Lorenzo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of lidocaine gel vs nonanesthetic gel (NAG) in reducing transurethral bladder catheterization (TUBC) procedural pain in children. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic literature search was done using electronic medical databases and trial registries up to September 2016 with no language restrictions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the efficacy and safety of lidocaine gel vs NAG in reducing TUBC-associated pain in children were screened, identified, and appraised...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906065/colloidal-synthesis-and-photophysics-of-m3sb2i9-m-cs-and-rb-nanocrystals-lead-free-perovskites
#9
Jaya Pal, Suman Manna, Anirban Mondal, Shyamashis Das, K V Adarsh, Angshuman Nag
Here we report the colloidal synthesis of Cs3Sb2I9 and Rb3Sb2I9 perovskite nanocrystals, and explore their prospect for optoelectronic applications. Different morphologies such as nanoplatelets and nanorods of Cs3Sb2I9, and spherical Rb3Sb2I9 nanocrystals were prepared. All these samples show band-edge emissions in the yellow-red region. Exciton many-body interactions studied by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy of Cs3Sb2I9 nanorods reveals characteristic second-derivative-type spectral features, suggesting red-shifted excitons by as much as 79 meV...
September 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904297/sex-differences-in-the-excretion-levels-of-traditional-and-novel-urinary-biomarkers-of-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Satoshi Tsuji, Masayuki Sugiura, Shunsuke Tsutsumi, Hisaharu Yamada
Urinary biomarkers have been used widely in preclinical toxicity studies to detect dysfunctions and injuries of the kidney caused by drugs under development. While they have been well studied for evaluating nephrotoxicity, knowledge of sex differences in excretion levels of urinary biomarkers remains inadequate. We conducted experiments focused on effects of endogenous sex hormones on urinary biomarkers using intact and castrated male and female rats. Comparisons of the urinary biomarker excretion levels between intact male and female rats at 5, 7, 9 and 12 weeks of age revealed higher excretion levels of leucine aminopeptidase (LAP), γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γGTP), total protein, liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), cystatin C (Cys-C) and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG), and lower excretion level of kidney injury molecule 1 (Kim-1), in male rats as compared to female rats...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902176/pharmacokinetic-and-toxicodynamic-characterization-of-a-novel-doxorubicin-derivative
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Samaa Alrushaid, Casey L Sayre, Jaime A Yáñez, M Laird Forrest, Sanjeewa N Senadheera, Frank J Burczynski, Raimar Löbenberg, Neal M Davies
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anti-cancer medication with poor oral bioavailability and systemic toxicities. DoxQ was developed by conjugating Dox to the lymphatically absorbed antioxidant quercetin to improve Dox's bioavailability and tolerability. The purpose of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics and safety of Dox after intravenous (IV) and oral (PO) administration of DoxQ or Dox (10 mg/kg) and investigate the intestinal lymphatic delivery of Dox after PO DoxQ administration in male Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 13, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901194/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and is associated with a poor prognosis. Generally, the kidneys are assumed to not be no direct targets of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to 2 different intensity protocols...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899498/galangin-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-vivo-by-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-inflammation-through-interplay-of-mapk-signaling-cascade
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Ameesha Tomar, Swati Vasisth, Sana Irfan Khan, Salma Malik, Tapas Chandra Nag, Dharamveer Singh Arya, Jagriti Bhatia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent but now-a-days its usage is limited in clinical chemotherapy because of its severe nephrotoxic effect on renal tissues. Galangin, a flavonoid obtained from ginger family has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This study is aimed to investigate the possible ameliorative effect of galangin in a rodent model of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult male albino wistar rats were divided into six groups (n=6) viz normal, cisplatin-control, galangin (25, 50 and 100mg/kg p...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898114/diagnostic-challenges-of-kidney-diseases-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Robin Chazot, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers, Anne Frésard, Nicolas Maillard, Christophe Mariat, Frédéric Lucht, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a prevalent comorbidity in persons living with HIV infection (PLWH) associated with an increase in cardiovascular morbidity and all-cause mortality. Furthermore, early diagnosis of CKD is difficult in PLWH. Areas covered: We reviewed the main diagnostic tools for CKD in PLWH, and discussed their strengths and limits. We performed a literature search on Pubmed to identify reviews and clinical trials dealing with attractive kidney biomarkers of CKD in PLWH, with the following key words: "HIV AND kidney", "HIV AND Kidney biomarkers", "CKD AND Kidney biomarkers"...
September 12, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898061/post-synthetic-modification-of-bacterial-peptidoglycan-using-bioorthogonal-n-acetylcysteamine-analogs-and-peptidoglycan-o-acetyltransferase-b
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Yiben Wang, Klare M Lazor, Kristen Elizabeth DeMeester, Hai Liang, Tyler K Heiss, Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes
Bacteria have the natural ability to install protective post-synthetic modifications onto its bacterial peptidoglycan (PG), the coat woven into bacterial cell wall. Peptidoglycan O-acetyltransferase B (PatB) catalyzes the O-acetylation of PG in Gram (-) bacteria, which aids in bacterial survival, as it prevents autolysins such as lysozyme from cleaving the PG. We explored the mechanistic details of PatB's acetylation function and determined that PatB has substrate specificity for bioorthgonal short N-acetyl cysteamine (SNAc) donors...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890237/molecular-structure-supramolecular-organization-and-thermotropic-phase-behavior-of-n-acylglycine-alkyl-esters-with-matched-acyl-and-alkyl-chains
#16
S Thirupathi Reddy, Musti J Swamy
N-Acylglycines (NAGs), the endogenous single-tailed lipids present in rat brain and other mammalian tissues, play significant roles in cell physiology and exhibit interesting pharmacological properties. In the present study, a homologous series of N-acylglycine alkyl esters (NAGEs) with matched chains were synthesized and characterized. Results of differential scanning calorimetric studies revealed that all NAGEs exhibit a single sharp phase transition and that the transition enthalpy and entropy show a linear dependence on the N-acyl and ester alkyl chain length...
September 8, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888854/quantitation-of-phenylbutyrate-metabolites-by-uplc-ms-ms-demonstrates-inverse-correlation-of-phenylacetate-phenylacetylglutamine-ratio-with-plasma-glutamine-levels
#17
Yi Jiang, Mohammed Almannai, V Reid Sutton, Qin Sun, Sarah H Elsea
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are genetic conditions characterized by nitrogen accumulation in the form of ammonia and caused by defects in the enzymes required to convert ammonia to urea for excretion. UCDs include a spectrum of enzyme deficiencies, namely n-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency (NAGS), carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency (CPS1), ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC), argininosuccinate lyase deficiency (ASL), citrullinemia type I (ASS1), and argininemia (ARG). Currently, sodium phenylbutyrate and glycerol phenylbutyrate are primary medications used to treat patients with UCDs, and long-term monitoring of these compounds is critical for preventing drug toxic levels...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881573/histopathological-findings-of-renal-tissue-induced-by-oxidative-stress-due-to-different-concentrations-of-fluoride
#18
Qin Luo, Hengmin Cui, Huidan Deng, Ping Kuang, Huan Liu, Yujiao Lu, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Yinglun Li, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao
It has been reported that excessive intake of fluoride can induce renal lesions. However, its pathogenesis is still less understood. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate oxidative damage and the relationships between the oxidative damage and renal lesions in fluoride-treated mice by using the methods of histopathology, biochemistry, flow cytometry and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). A total of 240 ICR mice were randomly divided into four equal groups (sodium fluoride was given orally at the dose of 0, 12, 24 and 48 mg/kg body weight for 42 days, respectively)...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875008/renal-hemosiderosis-among-iranian-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-patients
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Mozhgan Hashemieh, Mitra Radfar, Azita Azarkeivan, Seyed Mohammad Taghi Hosseini Tabatabaei, Sedigheh Nikbakht, Mehdi Yaseri, Kourosh Sheibani
Background: In recent years, the success in management of thalassemic patients, has allowed for some previously unrecognized complications including renal abnormalities to emerge. This prospective study aimed to investigate kidney iron overload by means of MRI T2* and also renal function based on laboratory tests for early markers of glomerular and tubular dysfunction among adult Iranian transfusion-dependent thalassemia major patients. Subjects and Methods: Two-hundred and two patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major were included in this study in Zafar Adult Thalassemia Center, Tehran, Iran...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874692/silver-nanoparticle-loaded-collagen-chitosan-scaffolds-promote-wound-healing-via-regulating-fibroblast-migration-and-macrophage-activation
#20
Chuangang You, Qiong Li, Xingang Wang, Pan Wu, Jon Kee Ho, Ronghua Jin, Liping Zhang, Huawei Shao, Chunmao Han
Treatment of full-thickness skin defects poses significant clinical challenges including risk of infection and severe scaring. Silver nanoparticle (NAg), an effective antimicrobial agent, has provided a promising therapeutic method for burn wounds. However, the detailed mechanism remains unknown. Hence, we constructed a metallic nanosilver particles-collagen/chitosan hybrid scaffold (NAg-CCS) and investigated its potential effects on wound healing. In vitro scratch assay, immunofluorescence staining and antibacterial activity of the scaffold were all studied...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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