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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918326/a-surrogate-analyte-based-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-determination-of-endogenous-cyclic-nucleotides-in-rat-brain
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Jie Chen, Ali Tabatabaei, Doug Zook, Yan Wang, Anne Danks, Kathe Stauber
A robust high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) assay was developed and qualified for the measurement of cyclic nucleotides (cNTs) in rat brain tissue. Stable isotopically labeled 3',5'-cyclic adenosine-(13)C5 monophosphate ((13)C5-cAMP) and 3',5'-cyclic guanosine-(13)C,(15)N2 monophosphate ((13)C(15)N2-cGMP) were used as surrogate analytes to measure endogenous 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and 3',5'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Pre-weighed frozen rat brain samples were rapidly homogenized in 0...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918323/quantitative-determination-of-carfilzomib-in-mouse-plasma-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
#2
Jee Sun Min, Jiseon Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Doyun Kim, Yu Fen Zheng, Ji Eun Park, Wooin Lee, Soo Kyung Bae
A highly sensitive and rapid LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated to determine the levels of carfilzomib in mice plasma by using chlorpropamide as an internal standard. Carfilzomib and chlorpropamide were extracted from 5 μL of plasma after protein precipitation with acetonitrile. Chromatographic separation was performed on Phenomenex Luna C18 column (50×2.0mm id, 3μm). The mobile phase consisted of 0.1% formic acid in acetonitrile -0.1% formic acid in water (1:1v/v) and the flow rate was 0.3mL/min...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917659/sonification-of-scalp-recorded-frequency-following-responses-ffrs-offers-improved-response-detection-over-conventional-statistical-metrics
#3
Gavin M Bidelman
BACKGROUND: The human frequency-following response (FFR) is a neurophonic potential used to examine the brain's encoding of complex sounds (e.g., speech) and monitor neuroplastic changes in auditory processing. Given the FFR's low amplitude (order of nanovolts), current conventions in literature recommend collecting several thousand trials to obtain a robust evoked response with adequate signal-to-noise ratio. NEW METHOD: By exploiting the spectrotemporal fidelity of the response, we examined whether auditory playbacks (i...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917636/parallel-approach-on-sorting-of-genes-in-search-of-optimal-solution
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Pranav Kumar, G Sahoo
An important tool for comparing genome analysis is the rearrangement event that can transform one given genome into other. For finding minimum sequence of fission and fusion, we have proposed here an algorithm and have shown a transformation example for converting the source genome into the target genome. The proposed algorithm comprises of circular sequence i.e. "cycle graph" in place of mapping. The main concept of algorithm is based on optimal result of permutation. These sorting processes are performed in constant running time by showing permutation in the form of cycle...
September 13, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917608/environmental-enrichment-in-the-absence-of-wheel-running-produces-beneficial-behavioural-and-anti-oxidative-effects-in-rats
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F Mármol, J Sánchez, M N Torres, V D Chamizo
The effects of early environmental enrichment (EE) when solving a simple spatial task in adult male rats were assessed. After weaning, rats were housed in pairs in enriched or standard cages (EE and control groups) for two and a half months. Then the rats were trained in a triangular-shaped pool to find a hidden platform whose location was defined in terms of two sources of information, a landmark outside the pool and a particular corner of the pool. As expected, enriched rats reached the platform faster than control animals...
September 13, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917434/quantitative-analysis-of-four-protein-biomarkers-an-automated-microfluidic-cartridge-based-method-and-its-comparison-to-colorimetric-elisa
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Mark Dysinger, Greg Marusov, Stephanie Fraser
Biomarker quantitation with ligand binding assays has matured greatly in recent years. This maturation has been partly in response to demands for more data points from fewer samples or less available sample volume. Multiplexing offers opportunities to acquire data for multiple analytes from single sample assay iterations, but has its own unique challenges and limitations. ProteinSimple has developed Simple Plex™, an automated immunoassay platform consisting of microfluidic cartridge-based assays run on the Ella instrument...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917232/compressed-food-with-added-functional-oligopeptides-improves-performance-during-military-endurance-training
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Zhi-Qiang Zheng, Zhan-Hui Geng, Jia-Xi Liu, Shun-Tang Guo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Oligosaccharide or oligopeptide supplementation may have a significant impact on endurance performance. This study evaluated the effects of adding maltooligosaccharides (MO) or soy oligopeptides (SO) to compressed food (CF) on the physical response of soldiers to daily military training. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Twelve soldiers were randomized to four diet groups: regular meals, CF, CFMO, and CFSO (crossover design). They participated in exercise tests including 90 minutes running at 55-65% VO2max and exhaustive running...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916098/%C3%AF-extended-triptycene-based-material-for-capillary-gas-chromatographic-separations
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Yinhui Yang, Qinsi Wang, Meiling Qi, Xuebin Huang
Triptycene-based materials feature favorable physicochemical properties and unique molecular recognition ability that offer good potential as stationary phases for capillary gas chromatography (GC). Herein, we report the investigation of utilizing a π-extended triptycene material (denoted as TQPP) for GC separations. As a result, the TQPP capillary column exhibited high column efficiency of 4030 plates m(-1) and high-resolution performance for a wide range of analytes, especially structural and positional isomers...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916041/polydopamine-functionalized-poly-ether-ether-ketone-tube-for-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
#9
Wei Zhou, Wenpeng Zhang, Yikun Liu, Xinhong Yu, Zilin Chen
Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) is a hyphenated technique that combines the advantages like low sample consumption, high separation efficiency, short analytical time in CE and high sensitivity, powerful molecular structure elucidation in MS. Polyimide-coated fused silica capillary has become the most dominant capillary for CE, but it suffers from swelling and aminolysis of polyimide coating when treated with organic solvents and alkaline buffer in the CE-MS interface in which the polyimide coating at the end of the capillary is exposed to the solution, and this phenomenon can result in current instability, irregular electrospray and clogging at outlet after prolonged use...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915937/ultra-high-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-procedure-for-analysis-of-monosaccharides-from-plant-gum-binders
#10
Volodymyr Pauk, Tomáš Pluháček, Vladimír Havlíček, Karel Lemr
The ultra-high performance supercritical fluid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UHPSFC/MS) procedure for analysis of native monosaccharides was developed. Chromatographic conditions were investigated to separate a mixture of four hexoses, three pentoses, two deoxyhexoses and two uronic acids. Increasing water content in methanol modifier to 5% and formic acid to 4% improved peak shapes of neutral monosaccharides and allowed complete elution of highly polar uronic acids in a single run. An Acquity HSS C18SB column outperformed other three tested stationary phases (BEH (silica), BEH 2-ethylpyridine, CSH Fluoro-Phenyl) in terms of separation of isomers and analysis time (4...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915864/physical-fitness-and-anthropometric-characteristics-among-adolescents-living-in-urban-or-rural-areas-of-kosovo
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Faton Tishukaj, Ismet Shalaj, Masar Gjaka, Besim Ademi, Rrustem Ahmetxhekaj, Norbert Bachl, Harald Tschan, Barbara Wessner
BACKGROUND: High physical fitness levels in childhood and adolescence are associated with positive health-related outcomes later in life. Albeit many researchers investigated rural-urban differences in physical fitness, the outcomes of these studies are inconsistent and data on Kosovo are widely missing. Thus, this study aims to examine anthropometric and physical fitness parameters in 14 to 15 year old Kosovan adolescents living in rural and urban areas. METHODS: Two schools from Pristina (mostly urban population) and two schools in the surrounding villages of the district of Deçan (mostly rural population) were selected...
September 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915422/determination-of-hydroxyurea-in-human-plasma-by-hplc-uv-using-derivatization-with-xanthydrol
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Tiphaine Legrand, Marie-Georgine Rakotoson, Frédéric Galactéros, Pablo Bartolucci, Anne Hulin
A simple and rapid high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method using ultraviolet (UV) detection was developed to determine hydroxyurea (HU) concentration in plasma sample after derivatization with xanthydrol. Two hundred microliters samples were spiked with methylurea (MeU) as internal standard and proteins were precipitated by adding methanol. Derivatization of HU and MeU was immediately performed by adding 0.02M xanthydrol and 1.5M HCl in order to obtain xanthyl-derivatives of HU and MeU that can be further separated using HPLC and quantified using UV detection at 240nm...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914343/image-guided-percutaneous-removal-of-ballistic-foreign-bodies-secondary-to-air-gun-injuries
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Jacob L Rothermund, Andrew J Rabe, Nicholas A Zumberge, James W Murakami, Patrick S Warren, Mark J Hogan
BACKGROUND: Ballistic injuries with retained foreign bodies from air guns is a relatively common problem, particularly in children and adolescents. If not removed in a timely fashion, the foreign bodies can result in complications, including pain and infection. Diagnostic methods to identify the presence of the foreign body run the entire gamut of radiology, particularly radiography, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT). Removal of the foreign bodies can be performed by primary care, emergency, surgical, and radiologic clinicians, with or without imaging guidance...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913782/docking-of-small-molecules-to-farnesoid-x-receptors-using-autodock-vina-with-the-convex-pl-potential-lessons-learned-from-d3r-grand-challenge-2
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Maria Kadukova, Sergei Grudinin
The 2016 D3R Grand Challenge 2 provided an opportunity to test multiple protein-ligand docking protocols on a set of ligands bound to farnesoid X receptor that has many available experimental structures. We participated in the Stage 1 of the Challenge devoted to the docking pose predictions, with the mean RMSD value of our submission poses of 2.9 Å. Here we present a thorough analysis of our docking predictions made with AutoDock Vina and the Convex-PL rescoring potential by reproducing our submission protocol and running a series of additional molecular docking experiments...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912649/does-live-high-train-low-and-high-hypoxic-training-alter-running-mechanics-in-elite-team-sport-players
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Olivier Girard, Grégoire P Millet, Jean-Benoit Morin, Franck Brocherie
This study aimed to investigate if "Live High-Train Low (and High)" hypoxic training alters constant-velocity running mechanics. While residing under normobaric hypoxia (≥14 h·d(-1); FiO2 14.5-14.2%) for 14 days, twenty field hockey players performed, in addition to their usual training in normoxia, six sessions (4 × 5 × 5-s maximal sprints; 25 s passive recovery; 5 min rest) under either normobaric hypoxia (FiO2 ~14.5%, n = 9) or normoxia (FiO2 20.9%, n = 11). Before and immediately after the intervention, their running pattern was assessed at 10 and 15 km·h(-1) as well as during six 30-s runs at ~20 km·h(-1) with 30-s passive recovery on an instrumented motorised treadmill...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912140/down-regulation-of-safb-sustains-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-by-targeting-tak1-during-the-progression-of-colorectal-cancer
#16
Hong-Li Jiao, Ya-Ping Ye, Run-Wei Yang, Hui-Ying Sun, Shu-Yang Wang, Yong-Xia Wang, Zhi-Yuan Xiao, Liu-Qing He, Juan-Juan Cai, Wen-Ting Wei, Yan-Ru Chen, Chun-Cai Gu, Yue-Long Cai, Yun-Teng Hu, Qiu-Hua Lai, Jun-Feng Qiu, Li Liang, Guangwen Cao, Wen-Ting Liao, Yanqing Ding
PURPOSE: To investigate the role and the underlying mechanism of scaffold attachment factor B (SAFB) in the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: SAFB expression was analyzed in the Cancer Outlier Profile Analysis of Oncomine and in 175 paraffin-embedded archived CRC tissues. Gene Ontology analyses were performed to explore the mechanism of SAFB in CRC progression. Western blot, RT-PCR, luciferase assay and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) were used to detect the regulation of transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) and NF-κB signaling by SAFB...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911878/comparison-of-proposed-countermeasures-for-dilemma-zone-at-signalized-intersections-based-on-cellular-automata-simulations
#17
Yina Wu, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Yaoxian Ding, Bin Jia, Qi Shi, Xuedong Yan
The Type II dilemma zone describes the road segment to a signalized intersection where drivers have difficulties to decide either stop or go at the onset of yellow signal. Such phenomenon can result in an increased crash risk at signalized intersections. Different types of warning systems have been proposed to help drivers make decisions. Although the warning systems help to improve drivers' behavior, they also have several disadvantages such as increasing rear-end crashes or red-light running (RLR) violations...
September 11, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911687/simultaneous-separation-of-antihyperlipidemic-drugs-by-green-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detector-method-improving-the-health-of-liquid-chromatography
#18
Mansoor Alghazi, Fars Alanazi, Kazi Mohsin, Nasir Ali Siddiqui, Faiyaz Shakeel, Nazrul Haq
Statins in combination with fibrates show beneficial effects on the lipoprotein profile of patients because they have positive complimentary effects on lipid profile. A new green ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector method for simultaneous analysis of simvastatin (SMV) and fenofibrate (FNF) in standard form, marketed formulations, and self-emulsifying drug delivery system formulations was developed and validated in the present investigation. The method utilized C18 as stationary phase and a combination of methanol:water (8:2) as an eluent...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911270/effective-partial-nitrification-of-ammonia-in-a-fluidized-bed-bioreactor
#19
Haolong Wang, Mingu Kim, Kai Li, Yuanyuan Shao, Jesse Zhu, George Nakhla
A lab-scale fluidized bed bioreactor with high-density polyethylene as biofilm carrier media was operated to study partial nitrification performance with high ammonia concentrations. The system was run at nitrogen loading rates (NLR) from 1.2 to 4.8 kg N/(m(3)·d) with empty bed contact time (EBCT) of 2.0 hrs and 2.7 hrs and four different influent ammonia concentrations of 100, 200, 300 and 400 mg/L. Dissolved oxygen concentration and temperature were maintained around 1.3 mg/L and 35˚C, respectively. Stable partial nitrification was successfully achieved during the whole period with low effluent NO3-N concentration at less than 15 mg/L, due to effective suppression of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria activity (NOB) at high concentrations of free ammonia (5...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910776/fastetch-a-fast-sketch-based-assembler-for-genomes
#20
Priyanka Ghosh, Ananth Kalyanaraman
De novo genome assembly describes the process of reconstructing an unknown genome from a large collection of short (or long) reads sequenced from the genome. A single run of a Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology can produce billions of short reads, making genome assembly computationally demanding (both in terms of memory and time). One of the major computational steps in modern day short read assemblers involves the construction and use of a string data structure called the de Bruijn graph. In fact, a majority of short read assemblers build the complete de Bruijn graph for the set of input reads, and subsequently traverse and prune low-quality edges, in order to generate genomic "contigs"-the output of assembly...
September 11, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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