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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087442/hydrogen-sulfide-protects-against-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondrial-injury-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-ameliorates-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Daoliang Xu, Haiming Jin, Jianxia Wen, Jiaoxiang Chen, Deheng Chen, Ningyu Cai, Yongli Wang, Jianle Wang, Yu Chen, Xiaolei Zhang, Xiangyang Wang
It has been suggested that excessive apoptosis in intervertebral disc cells induced by inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-1β, is related to the process of intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gaseous signaling molecule, has drawn attention for its anti-apoptosis role in various pathophysiological processes in degenerative diseases. To date, there has been no investigation of the correlation of H2S production and IVDD or of the effects of H2S on IL-1β-induced apoptosis in nucleus pulposus (NP) cells...
January 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087437/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-hippocampus-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-after-cardiac-arrest-in-rats
#2
Yu Gao, Qinfang Gui, Li Jin, Pan Yu, Lin Wu, Liangbin Cao, Qiang Wang, Manlin Duan
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen-rich saline can selectively scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protect brain against ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury. Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) has been implicated in the pathological process of cerebral ischemia. However, very little is known about the role of hydrogen-rich saline in mediating pathophysiological reactions to ERS after I/R injury caused by cardiac arrest. METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into three groups, sham group (n=30), ischemia/reperfusion group (n=40) and hydrogen-rich saline group (n=40)...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087256/manganese-superoxide-dismutase-and-glutathione-peroxidase-1-contribute-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-which-drive-oncogenesis
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REVIEW
Dede N Ekoue, Chenxia He, Alan M Diamond, Marcelo G Bonini
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) largely originating in the mitochondria play essential roles in the metabolic and (epi)genetic reprogramming of cancer cell evolution towards more aggressive phenotypes. Recent studies have indicated that the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD2) may promote tumor progression by serving as a source of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). H2O2 is a form of ROS that is particularly active as a redox agent affecting cell signaling due to its ability to freely diffuse out of the mitochondria and alter redox active amino acid residues on regulatory proteins...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086773/pleurotus-giganteus-berk-karun-hyde-the-giant-oyster-mushroom-inhibits-no-production-in-lps-h2o2-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells-via-stat-3-and-cox-2-pathways
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Asweni Baskaran, Kek Heng Chua, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Mani Ravishankar Ram, Umah Rani Kuppusamy
BACKGROUND: Pleurotus giganteus (Berk. Karunarathna and K.D. Hyde), has been used as a culinary mushroom and is known to have medicinal properties but its potential as an anti-inflammatory agent to mitigate inflammation triggered diseases is untapped. In this study, the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effect of ethanol extract of P. giganteus (EPG) against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and combination of LPS and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced inflammation on RAW 264.7 macrophages was investigated...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081462/in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-biodegradable-lignin-based-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery-and-enhanced-antiproliferation-effect-in-cancer-cells
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Patrícia Figueiredo, Kalle Lintinen, Alexandros Kiriazis, Ville Hynninen, Zehua Liu, Tomás Bauleth-Ramos, Antti Rahikkala, Alexandra Correia, Tomáš Kohout, Bruno Sarmento, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Jouni Hirvonen, Olli Ikkala, Mauri A Kostiainen, Hélder A Santos
Currently, nanosystems have been developed and applied as promising vehicles for different biomedical applications. We have developed three lignin nanoparticles (LNPs): pure lignin nanoparticles (pLNPs), iron(III)-complexed lignin nanoparticles (Fe-LNPs), and Fe3O4-infused lignin nanoparticles (Fe3O4-LNPs) with round shape, narrow size distribution, reduced polydispersity and good stability at pH 7.4. The LNPs showed low cytotoxicity in all the tested cell lines and hemolytic rates below 12% after 12 h of incubation...
January 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079971/au-la2-ti2-o7-nanostructures-sensitized-with-black-phosphorous-for-plasmon-enhanced-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production-in-visible-and-near-infrared-light
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Mingshan Zhu, Xiaoyan Cai, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Junying Zhang, Tetsuro Majima
Efficient utilization of solar energy is a high-priority target and the search for suitable materials as photocatalysts that not only can harvest the broad wavelength of solar light, from UV to near-infrared (NIR) region, but also can achieve high and efficient solar-to-hydrogen conversion is one of the most challenging missions. Herein, using Au/La2 Ti2 O7 (BP-Au/LTO) sensitized with black phosphorus (BP), a broadband solar response photocatalyst was designed and used as efficient photocatalyst for H2 production...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079216/one-step-hydroprocessing-of-fatty-acids-into-renewable-aromatic-hydrocarbons-over-ni-hzsm-5-insights-into-the-major-reaction-pathways
#7
Shiyou Xing, Pengmei Lv, Jiayan Wang, Junying Fu, Pei Fan, Lingmei Yang, Gaixiu Yang, Zhenhong Yuan, Yong Chen
For high caloricity and stability in bio-aviation fuels, a certain content of aromatic hydrocarbons (AHCs, 8-25 wt%) is crucial. Fatty acids, obtained from waste or inedible oils, are a renewable and economic feedstock for AHC production. Considerable amounts of AHCs, up to 64.61 wt%, were produced through the one-step hydroprocessing of fatty acids over Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts. Hydrogenation, hydrocracking, and aromatization constituted the principal AHC formation processes. At a lower temperature, fatty acids were first hydrosaturated and then hydrodeoxygenated at metal sites to form long-chain hydrocarbons...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079013/natural-product-inhibitors-of-topoisomerases-review-and-docking-study
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L Scotti, F J B Mendonça Júnior, F F Ribeiro, J F Tavares, M S Da Silva, J M Barbosa Filho, M T Scotti
Since ancient times, natural products have been used in treating various diseases effectively and safely. Nowadays, these natural compounds are submitted to sophisticated methodologies from isolation, computing, analytical, and even serving as pharmacophore suggestions for synthesis. The substances extracted from marine species, plants, and microorganisms present activities beneficial to our health, including protection against malignant tumors. The topoisomerase enzymes play an important role in DNA metabolism, and searching for enzyme inhibitors is an important target in the search for new anticancer drugs...
January 11, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078718/fabric-based-alkaline-direct-formate-microfluidic-fuel-cells
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Kryls Domalaon, Catherine Tang, Alex Mendez, Franky Bernal, Krutarth Purohit, Linda Pham, John Haan, Frank A Gomez
Fabric-based microfluidic fuel cells (MFCs) serve as a novel, cost-efficient alternative to traditional FCs and batteries, since fluids naturally travel across fabric via capillary action, eliminating the need for an external pump and lowering production and operation costs. Building on previous research with Y-shaped paper-based MFCs, fabric-based MFCs mitigate fragility and durability issues caused by long periods of fuel immersion. In the present work we describe a microfluidic fabric-based direct formate fuel cell (DFFC), with 5 M potassium formate and 30% hydrogen peroxide as the anode fuel and cathode oxidant, respectively...
January 12, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078266/evaluation-of-melanoidins-formed-from-black-garlic-after-different-thermal-processing-steps
#10
Ok-Ju Kang
The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of melanoidins formed from black garlic (BG) after different thermal processing steps. The melanoidins formed from BG during thermal processing were produced in large amounts, and the initial (280 nm), intermediate (360 nm), and final stage product (420 nm) had similar tendencies. Compounds like degraded proteins, peptides, and phenolic acids were present in the melanoidins during thermal processing. All the melanoidin samples showed different absorptions in the UV-visible spectra, although these had similar shapes...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078166/selective-cobalt-catalyzed-reduction-of-terminal-alkenes-and-alkynes-using-eto-2si-me-h-as-a-stoichiometric-reductant
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Balaram Raya, Souvagya Biswas, T V RajanBabu
While attempting to effect Co-catalyzed hydrosilylation of β-vinyl trimethylsilyl enol ethers we discovered that depending on the silane, solvent and the method of generation of the reduced cobalt catalyst, a highly efficient and selective reduction or hydrosilylation of an alkene can be achieved. This paper deals with this reduction reaction, which has not been reported before in spite of the huge research activity in this area. The reaction, which uses an air-stable [2,6-di(aryliminoyl)pyridine)]CoCl2 activated by 2 equivalents of NaEt3BH as a catalyst (0...
September 2, 2016: ACS Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077246/testing-of-a-palatable-bait-and-compatible-vaccine-carrier-for-the-oral-vaccination-of-european-badgers-meles-meles-against-tuberculosis
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Sonya Gowtage, Gareth A Williams, Ray Henderson, Paul Aylett, Duncan MacMorran, Si Palmer, Andy Robertson, Sandrine Lesellier, Stephen P Carter, Mark A Chambers
The oral vaccination of wild badgers (Meles meles) with live Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the tools being considered for the control of bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. The design of a product for oral vaccination requires that numerous, and often competing, conditions are met. These include the need for a highly palatable, but physically stable bait that will meet regulatory requirements, and one which is also compatible with the vaccine formulation; in this case live BCG...
January 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076463/in-vitro-effects-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-essential-oil-on-growth-and-production-of-volatile-sulphur-compounds-by-oral-bacteria
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Talita Signoreti Graziano, Caroline Morini Calil, Adilson Sartoratto, Gilson César Nobre Franco, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Karina Cogo-Müller
Objective: Halitosis can be caused by microorganisms that produce volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs), which colonize the surface of the tongue and subgingival sites. Studies have reported that the use of natural products can reduce the bacterial load and, consequently, the development of halitosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia on the growth and volatile sulphur compound (VSC) production of oral bacteria compared with chlorhexidine...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076447/lower-methane-emissions-from-yak-compared-with-cattle-in-rusitec-fermenters
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Jiandui Mi, Jianwei Zhou, Xiaodan Huang, Ruijun Long
Globally methane (CH4) emissions from ruminant livestock account for 29% of total CH4 emissions. Inherited variation about CH4 emissions of different animal species might provide new opportunity for manipulating CH4 production. Six rumen-simulating fermenters (Rusitec) were set up for this study lasting for 16 d. The diet consisted of forage to concentrate ratio of 50:50 with barley straw as the forage. Treated vessels were supplied with rumen fluid from yak or cattle (3 vessels per animal species). Microbial growth was measured using 15N as a marker...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075553/double-layer-graphene-outperforming-monolayer-as-catalyst-on-silicon-photocathode-for-hydrogen-production
#15
Uk Sim, Joonhee Moon, Joohee Lee, JungHyun An, Hyo-Yong Ahn, Dong Jin Kim, Insu Jo, Cheolho Jeon, Seungwu Han, Byung Hee Hong, Ki Tae Nam
Photoelectrochemical cells are used to split hydrogen and oxygen from water molecules to generate chemical fuels to satisfy our ever-increasing energy demands. However, it is a major challenge to design efficient catalysts to use in the photoelectochemical process. Recently, research has focused on carbon-based catalysts, as they are non-precious and environmentally benign. Interesting advances have also been made in controlling nanostructure interfaces and in introducing new materials as catalysts in the photoelectrochemical cell...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075397/the-sulfur-metabolite-lanthionine-evidence-for-a-role-as-a-novel-uremic-toxin
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REVIEW
Alessandra F Perna, Miriam Zacchia, Francesco Trepiccione, Diego Ingrosso
Lanthionine is a nonproteinogenic amino acid, composed of two alanine residues that are crosslinked on their β-carbon atoms by a thioether linkage. It is biosynthesized from the condensation of two cysteine molecules, while the related compound homolanthionine is formed from the condensation of two homocysteine molecules. The reactions can be carried out by either cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) or cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) independently, in the alternate reactions of the transsulfuration pathway devoted to hydrogen sulfide biosynthesis...
January 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075124/ptni-nio-clusters-coated-by-hollow-sillica-novel-design-for-highly-efficient-hydrogen-production-from-ammonia-borane
#17
Yuzhen Ge, Wanyue Ye, Zameer Hussain Shah, Xi-Jie Lin, Rongwen Lu, Shufen Zhang
Ammonia-borane (NH3•BH3; AB) has been considered as an excellent chemical material for the hydrogen storage. However, developing highly efficient catalysts for continuous hydrogen generation from AB is still a challenge for the future fuel cell applications. The combination of Pt with Ni is an effective strategy to achieve active bimetallic nanocatalyst, and the particle size has been proved to play a crucial role in determining its final activity. However, the synthesis of PtNi bimetallic catalyst in the size of highly dispersed clusters has always been a challenge...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072538/formation-mechanisms-of-naphthalene-and-indene-from-the-interstellar-medium-to-combustion-flames
#18
Alexander Moiseevich Mebel, Alexander Landera, Ralf I Kaiser
The article addresses the formation mechanisms of naphthalene and indene, which represent prototype polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) carrying two six-membered and one five plus a six-membered ring. Theoretical studies of the relevant chemical reactions are overviewed in terms of their potential energy surfaces, rate constants, and product branching ratios; these data are compared with experimental measurements in crossed molecular beams and the pyrolytic chemical reactor emulating the extreme conditions in the interstellar medium (ISM) and the combustion-like environment, respectively...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070562/biological-and-chemical-adaptation-to-endogenous-hydrogen-peroxide-production-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-d39
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John P Lisher, Ho-Ching Tiffany Tsui, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Kristy L Hentchel, Julia E Martin, Jonathan C Trinidad, Malcolm E Winkler, David P Giedroc
The catalase-negative, facultative anaerobe Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 is naturally resistant to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) produced endogenously by pyruvate oxidase (SpxB). Here, we investigate the adaptive response to endogenously produced H2O2. We show that lactate oxidase, which converts lactate to pyruvate, positively impacts pyruvate flux through SpxB and that ΔlctO mutants produce significantly lower H2O2. In addition, both the SpxB pathway and a candidate pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) pathway contribute to acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) production during aerobic growth, and the pyruvate format lyase (PFL) pathway is the major acetyl-CoA pathway during anaerobic growth...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069210/sonochemical-oxidation-of-vanillyl-alcohol-to-vanillin-in-the-presence-of-a-cobalt-oxide-catalyst-under-mild-conditions
#20
Ronan Behling, Gregory Chatel, Sabine Valange
The heterogeneous oxidation of vanillyl alcohol to vanillin was investigated on new grounds under eco-friendly conditions in the presence of hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant and water as solvent, coupled with low frequency ultrasonic irradiation. The sono-Fenton-like-assisted vanillyl alcohol oxidation was performed with a high-surface area nanostructured spinel cobalt oxide catalyst exhibiting small crystallites size. The catalytic reaction was also carried out under conventional heating conditions for comparison purposes...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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