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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103309/folate-transporters-in-placentas-from-preterm-newborns-and-their-relation-to-cord-blood-folate-and-vitamin-b12-levels
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Erika Castaño, Lorena Caviedes, Sandra Hirsch, Miguel Llanos, Germán Iñiguez, Ana María Ronco
Folate deficiency during pregnancy has been related to low birth weight, preterm (PT) birth and other health risks in the offspring; however, it is unknown whether prematurity is related to low folate transport through the placenta due to altered expression of specific folate transporters. We determined placental expression (mRNA and protein concentrations by RT-qPCR and WB respectively) of specific folate transporters: RFC, PCFT/HCP1 and FOLR1 in chorionic (fetal) and basal (maternal) plates of placentas of PT pregnancies (PT, 32-36 weeks, n = 51)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103021/efficient-removal-of-methane-over-the-cobalt-monoxide-doped-aupd-nanocatalysts
#2
Shaohua Xie, Yuxi Liu, Jiguang Deng, Simiao Zang, Zhenhua Zhang, Hamidreza Arandiyan, Hongxing Dai
Catalytic total oxidation of CH4 at a relatively low temperature over the precious metal (e.g., Pd-, Rh- or Pt)-based catalyst is believed to be a potential technology for the removal of greenhouse gas CH4. The traditional Pd-based catalysts for CH4 combustion reported in the literature tend to deactivate at high temperatures (> 600 °C), because the PdOx active phase is easily changed into aggregated metallic Pd nanoparticles (NPs). The high cost of Pd also limits its wide applications. In order to overcome such drawbacks, we herein design a novel pathway by introducing a certain amount of CoO to the supported Au-Pd alloy NPs to generate high-performance Au-Pd-xCoO/3DOM Co3O4 (x is the Co/Pd molar ratio) catalysts...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102932/antileukemic-action-of-novel-diamine-pt-ii-halogenido-complexes-comparison-of-the-representative-novel-pt-ii-with-corresponding-pt-iv-complex
#3
Sonja Misirlić Denčić, Jelena Poljarević, Andjelka M Isakovic, Ivanka Marković, Tibor J Sabo, Sanja Grgurić-Šipka
This study presents the synthesis, characterization and antitumor action of five new Pt(II) halogenido, chlorido and iodido, complexes with edda type of ligands. (S,S)-ethylendiamine-N,N'-di-2-(3-cyclohexyl)propanoic acid dihydrochloride and its methyl, ethyl and n-propyl esters, were prepared according to the previously reported procedure. All investigated complexes were characterized by IR, ESI-MS, ((1) H, (13) C and HMBC) NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Their cytotoxic action was investigated in four human tumor cell lines: promyelocytic (HL-60) and lymphocytic (REH) leukemia, glioma (U251) and lung carcinoma (H460)...
January 19, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102829/absorbed-dose-evaluation-of-auger-electron-emitting-radionuclides-impact-of-input-decay-spectra-on-dose-point-kernels-and-s-values
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Nadia Falzone, Boon Lee, José Fernández-Varea, Christiana Kartsonaki, Andrew Stuchbery, Tibor Kibedi, Katherine Vallis
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of decay data provided by the newly developed stochastic atomic relaxation model <i>BrIccEmis</i> on dose point kernels (DPKs- radial dose distribution around a unit point source) and <i>S</i>-values (absorbed dose per unit cumulated activity) of 14 Auger electron (AE) emitting radionuclides, namely <sup>67</sup>Ga, <sup>80m</sup>Br, <sup>89</sup>Zr, <sup>90</sup>Nb, <sup>99m</sup>Tc, <sup>111</sup>In, <sup>117m</sup>Sn, <sup>119</sup>Sb, <sup>123</sup>I, <sup>124</sup>I, <sup>125</sup>I, <sup>135</sup>La, <sup>195m</sup>Pt and <sup>201</sup>Tl...
January 19, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102676/novel-antitumor-platinum-ii-conjugates-containing-the-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-agent-diclofenac-synthesis-and-dual-mechanisms-of-antiproliferative-effects
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Francesco Paolo Intini, Juraj Zajac, Vojtech Novohradsky, Teresa Saltarella, Concetta Pacifico, Viktor Brabec, Giovanni Natile, Jana Kasparkova
One concept how to improve anticancer effects of conventional metallodrugs consists in conjugation of these compounds with other biologically (antitumor) active agents, acting by a different mechanism. Here, we present synthesis, biological effects, and mechanisms of action of new Pt(II) derivatives containing one or two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory diclofenac (DCF) ligands also known for their antitumor effects. The antiproliferative properties of these metallic conjugates show that these compounds are potent and cancer cell selective cytotoxic agents exhibiting activity in cisplatin resistant and the COX-2 positive tumor cell lines...
January 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102072/ultrafast-dischargeable-limn-sub-2-sub-o-sub-4-sub-thin-film-electrodes-with-pseudocapacitive-properties-for-microbatteries
#6
Marcus Fehse, Rafael Trocoli, Edgar Ventosa, Elba Hernandez, Alfonso Sepulveda, Alex Morata, Albert Tarancón
LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> (LMO) thin films are deposited on Si-based substrates with Pt current collector via combinatorial pulsed laser deposition technique. The LMO thin films feature unique kinetics yielding to outstanding electrochemical cycling performance in aqueous environment. At extremely high current densities of up to 1880 μAcm<sup>-2</sup> (≈ 348 C) a reversible capacity of 2.6 μAhcm<sup>-2<\sup> is reached. Furthermore the electrochemical cycling remains very stable for over 3500 cycles with remarkable capacity retention of 99...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101801/identification-of-changes-in-the-human-papilloma-virus-16-hpv16-genome-during-early-dissemination-of-cervical-cancer-cells-may-complement-histological-diagnosis-of-lymph-node-metastasis
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Anirban Roychowdhury, Sudip Samadder, Md Saimul Islam, Kalyansree Chaudhury, Anup Roy, Dipanwita Banerjee, Ranajit Mandal, Partha S Basu, Susanta Roychoudhury, Chinmay Kumar Panda
Cancer of the uterine cervix (CACX) is one of the most common carcinoma affecting women worldwide. During treatment, histologically lymph node (LN) metastasis and presence of HPV DNA in blood plasma act as a major prognostic factor. Despite the lack of apparent LN involvement, some early-invasive CACX patients have shown recurrences and poor survival. This is suggestive of undetected early dissemination of cancer cells characterized by presence of HPV DNA in histologically non-metastatic LNs which finally progresses into histologically visible metastasis...
January 19, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099428/biomarkers-of-adiposity-are-elevated-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-at-1-2-and-3-years-of-age
#8
Andrea F Duncan, Joshua A Frankfurt, Roy J Heyne, Charles R Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Preterm, very-low-birth-weight (PT-VLBW) neonates are at-risk for metabolic syndrome later in life. At 1-3yrs, they exhibit excessive weight-for-length z-scores (Wt-LZ) and elevated systolic blood pressures (SBP). Serum adipokines are biomarkers of adiposity, but expression in PT-VLBW infants is unclear. We examined the correlation between serum adipokine levels, anthropometric measures and SBP in PT-VLBW neonates at follow-up. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of PT-VLBW infants at 1, 2 and 3yrs of age (40/cohort)...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099193/the-effect-of-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-on-shoulder-biomechanics-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-comparison-to-physical-therapy
#9
Richard D Wilson, Jayme S Knutson, Maria E Bennett, John Chae
OBJECTIVE: To establish the effects on shoulder biomechanics from a peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treatment compared to physical therapy (PT) in stroke survivors with chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain. DESIGN: Single-site, pilot, randomized controlled trial for adults with chronic shoulder pain after stroke. Participants were randomized to receive a 3-week treatment of single-lead PNS or physical therapy (PT). The outcomes included isometric shoulder abduction strength, pain-free shoulder external rotation range of motion (ROM), delay in initiation and termination of shoulder abduction electromyogram (EMG) activity, and the Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (upper extremity section)...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098977/lamellar-metal-organic-framework-derived-fe-n-c-non-noble-electrocatalysts-with-bimodal-porosity-for-efficient-oxygen-reduction
#10
Zhongtao Li, Hongdi Sun, Liangqin Wei, Wen-Jie Jiang, Mingbo Wu, Jin-Song Hu
Developing highly efficient and stable non-Pt electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) to replace the state-of-the-art noble metal is essential for the commercialization of fuel cells. Fe-N-C based electrocatalysts are considered as one of promising alternatives to commercial Pt/C. An efficient electrocatalyst commonly requires large density of active site, high surface area, and desirable porosity, especially multi-modal porosity with both large pores for efficient mass transfer and small pores for exposing as much active sites as possible...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098443/fe-cluster-pushing-electrons-to-n-doped-graphitic-layers-with-fe3c-fe-hybrid-nanostructure-to-enhance-o2-reduction-catalysis-of-zn-air-batteries
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Jie Yang, Jiangtao Hu, Mouyi Weng, Rui Tan, Lei-Lei Tian, Jinlong Yang, Joseph Amine, Jia-Xin Zheng, Haibiao Chen, Feng Pan
Non-noble metal catalysts with oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance comparable or even superior to that of Pt are extremely important for metal-air batteries and fuel cells. Here we report a simple and controllable strategy to synthesize Fe-cluster embedded in Fe3C nanoparticles (designated as Fe3C(Fe)) encased in nitrogen-doped Graphitic Layers (NDGL) with graphitic shells as a novel hybrid nanostructure as an effective ORR catalyst by directly pyrolyzing a mixture of Prussian blue (PB) and glucose...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098324/ionic-screening-and-dissociation-are-crucial-for-understanding-chemical-self-propulsion-in-polar-solvents
#12
Aidan T Brown, Wilson C K Poon, Christian Holm, Joost de Graaf
Polar solvents like water support the bulk dissociation of themselves and their solutes into ions, and the re-association of these ions into neutral molecules in a dynamic equilibrium, e.g., H2O2 ⇌ H(+) + HO2(-). Using continuum theory, we study the influence of these association-dissociation reactions on the self-propulsion of colloids driven by surface chemical reactions (chemical swimmers). We find that association-dissociation reactions should have a strong influence on swimmers' behaviour, and therefore should be included in future modelling...
January 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098289/photoactive-meso-tetra-4-pyridyl-porphyrin-tetrakis-chloro-2-2-bipyridine-platinum-ii-derivatives-recognize-and-cleave-dna-upon-irradiation
#13
Vanessa A Oliveira, Bernardo A Iglesias, Bruna L Auras, Ademir Neves, Hernán Terenzi
In this work, we evaluate the interaction of the peripheral Pt(bpy)Cl(+) substituted porphyrins, H2PtPor and ZnPtPor with DNA using UV-vis, emission fluorescence, CD spectroscopy, and DNA melting properties altered by the Pt(ii)-porphyrinoid compounds. Additionally, we observe the ability of these porphyrin derivatives to generate (1)O2 and to efficiently photocleave plasmid DNA upon visible light irradiation based on a mixed (oxidative/hydrolytic) mechanism.
January 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098274/janus-structured-pt-fenc-nanoparticles-as-a-catalyst-for-the-oxygen-reduction-reaction
#14
Kurian A Kuttiyiel, Kotaro Sasaki, Gu-Gon Park, Miomir B Vukmirovic, Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, Jingguang G Chen, Radoslav R Adzic
We present a new Janus structured catalyst consisting of Pt nanoparticles on Fe-N-C nanoparticles encapsulated by graphene layers for the ORR. The ORR activity of the catalyst increases under potential cycling as the unique Janus nanostructure is further bonded due to a synergetic effect. The present study describes an important advanced approach for the future design of efficient, stable, and low-cost Pt-based electrocatalytic systems.
January 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098258/unidirectional-invisibility-induced-by-parity-time-symmetric-circuit
#15
Bo Lv, Jiahui Fu, Bian Wu, Rujiang Li, Qingsheng Zeng, Xinhua Yin, Qun Wu, Lei Gao, Wan Chen, Zhefei Wang, Zhiming Liang, Ao Li, Ruyu Ma
Parity-time (PT) symmetric structures present the unidirectional invisibility at the spontaneous PT-symmetry breaking point. In this paper, we propose a PT-symmetric circuit consisting of a resistor and a microwave tunnel diode (TD) which represent the attenuation and amplification, respectively. Based on the scattering matrix method, the circuit can exhibit an ideal unidirectional performance at the spontaneous PT-symmetry breaking point by tuning the transmission lines between the lumped elements. Additionally, the resistance of the reactance component can alter the bandwidth of the unidirectional invisibility flexibly...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098146/metal-oxide-interfacial-effects-on-the-selective-oxidation-of-primary-alcohols
#16
Guofeng Zhao, Fan Yang, Zongjia Chen, Qingfei Liu, Yongjun Ji, Yi Zhang, Zhiqiang Niu, Junjie Mao, Xinhe Bao, Peijun Hu, Yadong Li
A main obstacle in the rational development of heterogeneous catalysts is the difficulty in identifying active sites. Here we show metal/oxide interfacial sites are highly active for the oxidation of benzyl alcohol and other industrially important primary alcohols on a range of metals and oxides combinations. Scanning tunnelling microscopy together with density functional theory calculations on FeO/Pt(111) reveals that benzyl alcohol enriches preferentially at the oxygen-terminated FeO/Pt(111) interface and undergoes readily O-H and C-H dissociations with the aid of interfacial oxygen, which is also validated in the model study of Cu2O/Ag(111)...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098076/melting-of-large-pt-mgo-100-icosahedra
#17
Kevin Rossi, Tom Ellaby, Lauro Oliver Paz Borbon, Ivailo Atanasov, Luca Pavan, Francesca Baletto
On the basis of ab-initio calculations, we present a new parametrisation of the Vervisch-Mottet-Goniakowski (VMG) potential [Vervisch et al. Phys. Rev B24, 245411 (2002)] for modelling the oxide-metal interaction. Applying this model to mimic the finite temperature behaviour of large platinum icosahedra deposited on the pristine MgO(100), we find the nanoparticle undergoes two solid-solid transitions. At 650 K the ���squarisation��� of the interface layer, while a full reshaping towards a fcc architecture takes place above 950 K...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097772/laser-irradiation-induced-melting-and-reduction-reaction-for-the-formation-of-pt-based-bimetallic-alloy-particles-in-liquids
#18
Changhao Liang, Shouliang Wu, Enmei Dai, Yixing Ye, Jun Liu, Zhenfei Tian, Yunyu Cai, Xiaoguang Zhu, Yechuang Han
Laser melting in liquids (LML) is one of the most effective methods to prepare bimetallic alloys, the formation process of which is always research focus but still ambiguous. In this paper, we prepared two types of Pt-based bimetallic alloys by LML, including Pt-Au alloys and Pt-iron group metal (iM = Fe/Co/Ni) alloys, and investigated the corresponding mechanisms of alloying process. Detailed component and structural characterizations indicate that laser irradiation induced a quite rapid formation process (not exceed 10 s) of Pt-Au alloy nanospheres, and the crystalline structures of Pt-Au alloys is determined by the monometallic constituents with higher content...
January 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097688/initialization-free-multilevel-states-driven-by-spin-orbit-torque-switching
#19
Kuo-Feng Huang, Ding-Shuo Wang, Ming-Han Tsai, Hsiu-Hau Lin, Chih-Huang Lai
By engineering multidomain formation in Co/Pt multilayers, it is demonstrate how multilevel storage can be achieved by spin-orbit torque switching. It is rather remarkable that, by modulating the writing pulse conditions, the final magnetization states can be controlled, independent of the initial configurations. The initialization-free multilevel memory advances the spin-orbit-torque magnetic random access memory to higher storage density for practical applications.
January 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097681/thromboelastography-in-dogs-with-chronic-hepatopathies
#20
W Fry, C Lester, N M Etedali, S Shaw, A DeLaforcade, C R L Webster
BACKGROUND: The coagulation status of dogs with liver disease is difficult to predict using conventional coagulation testing. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate thromboelastography (TEG) results and associations with conventional coagulation results and indicators of disease severity and prognosis in dogs with chronic hepatopathies (CH). ANIMALS: Twenty-one client-owned dogs. METHODS: Dogs with CH were prospectively (10 dogs) and retrospectively (11 dogs) enrolled from 2008 to 2014...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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