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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651383/rising-temperature-stimulates-the-biosynthesis-of-water-soluble-fluorescent-yellow-pigments-and-gene-expression-in-monascus-ruber-cgmcc10910
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Tao Huang, Hailing Tan, Gong Chen, Lu Wang, Zhenqiang Wu
Monascus species can produce secondary metabolites that have a polyketide structure. In this study, four types of extracellular water-soluble yellow pigments (Y1-Y4) were generated by submerged fermentation with Monascus ruber CGMCC 10910, of which Y3 and Y4 had strong yellow fluorescence. The composition of the pigment mixtures was closely related to the fermentation temperature. The dominating pigments changed from Y1 to Y3 and Y4 when fermentation temperature increased from 30 to 35 °C. Increasing the temperature to 35 °C changed the metabolic pathways of the pigments, which inhibited the biosynthesis of Y1 and enhanced the biosynthesis of Y3 and Y4...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651381/meta-barcoding-in-combination-with-palynological-inference-is-a-potent-diagnostic-marker-for-honey-floral-composition
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Rama Chandra Laha, Surajit De Mandal, Lalhmanghai Ralte, Laldinfeli Ralte, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Guruswami Gurusubramanian, Ramalingam Satishkumar, Raja Mugasimangalam, Nagesh Aswathnarayana Kuravadi
Identification of floral samples present in honey is important in order to determine the medicinal value, enhance the production of honey as well as to conserve the honey bees. Traditional approaches for studying pollen samples are based on microscopic observation which is laborious, time intensive and requires specialized palynological knowledge. Present study compares two composite honey metagenome collected from 20 samples in Mizoram, Northeast India using three gene loci- rbcL, matK and ITS2 that was sequenced using a next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform (Illumina Miseq)...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651329/high-speed-and-high-ratio-referential-genome-compression
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Yuansheng Liu, Hui Peng, Limsoon Wong, Jinyan Li
Motivation: The rapidly increasing number of genomes generated by high-throughput sequencing platforms and assembly algorithms is accompanied by problems in data storage, compression and communication. Traditional compression algorithms are unable to meet the demand of high compression ratio due to the intrinsic challenging features of DNA sequences such as small alphabet size, frequent repeats and palindromes. Reference-based lossless compression, by which only the differences between two similar genomes are stored, is a promising approach with high compression ratio...
June 23, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651324/preparation-of-activated-carbon-from-molasses-to-ethanol-process-waste-vinasse-and-its-performance-as-adsorbent-material
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Omer Kazak, Yasin Ramazan Eker, Haluk Bingol, Ali Tor
Herein, the preparation of activated carbon from waste vinasse by using hydrothermal H2O2 oxidation combined with a two-step pyrolysis process has been described for the first time as a new utilization approach for the waste vinasse. The characterization studies were performed by TGA, FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy, SEM-EDX and gas adsorption measurements. The approach generated a microporous activated carbon with high specific surface area (989m(2)/g) from waste vinasse. After simple experiments on various dye solutions, adsorption performance of the activated carbon was specifically studied on the methylene blue solution as functions of solution pH, contact time, adsorbent amount and reusability...
June 13, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651313/defect-engineered-oxides-for-enhanced-mechanochemical-destruction-of-halogenated-organic-pollutants
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Giovanni Cagnetta, Jun Huang, Mengnan Lu, Bin Wang, Yujue Wang, Shubo Deng, Gang Yu
Mechanochemical activation of metal oxides is studied by a novel methodology based on solid state reaction with a stable radical specie. Such approach corroborates that vacancy formation by high energy ball milling, also in nonreducible oxides, is responsible for electron release on particles' surfaces. This finding suggests a new defect engineering strategy to improve effectiveness of metal oxides as co-milling reagent for halogenated organic pollutant destruction. Results prove that high valent metal doping of a commonly employed co-milling reagent such as CaO determines 2...
June 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651303/nomograms-to-predict-the-individual-survival-of-patients-with-solitary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-hepatectomy
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Junyi Shen, Linye He, Chuan Li, Tianfu Wen, Weixia Chen, Changli Lu, Lvnan Yan, Bo Li, Jiayin Yang
Background/Aims: Solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a subgroup of HCCs. We aimed to establish nomograms for predicting the survival of solitary HCC patients after hepatectomy. Methods: A total of 538 solitary HCC patients were randomly classified into training and validation sets. A Cox model was used to identify predictors of overall survival (OS) in the training set. A nomogram was generated based on these predictors and was validated using the validation set...
June 27, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651240/indirect-spectrophotometric-determination-of-sulfadiazine-based-on-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-peak-of-silver-nanoparticles-after-cloud-point-extraction
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Elahe Kazemi, Shayessteh Dadfarnia, Ali Mohammad Haji Shabani, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Javad Khodaveisi
A novel, efficient, easy to use, environmentally friendly and cost-effective methodology is developed for the indirect spectrophotometric determination of sulfadiazine in different samples. The method is based on the micelle-mediated extraction of silver sulfadiazine and converting the silver content of the resultant surfactant-rich phase to the silver nanoparticles via generation of [Ag(NH3)2](+) followed by its chemical reduction using ascorbic acid. The changes in the amplitude of localized surface plasmon resonance peak of silver nanoparticles as a function of sulfadiazine concentration in the sample solution was monitored using fiber optic linear array spectrophotometry at 457nm...
June 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651231/evaluation-of-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-1-8-cineole-containing-n-hexane-extract-of-callistemon-citrinus-curtis-skeels-plant-and-its-apoptotic-potential
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Sowndarya Sampath, Vidhya Veeramani, Gopal Shankar Krishnakumar, Udhayakumar Sivalingam, Suguna Lakshmi Madurai, Rose Chellan
Plants are the source of a variety of secondary metabolites, which are often used in the anticancer activity. Discovering new anticancer drug from herbal source is more important in both biological and pharmacological activities. Hence, the objective of this study is to identify the anticancer agent in Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeels (CC) for the treatment of cancer. Very recently we have reported an increased antioxidant activity in the ethanolic and methanolic extracts (EE and ME) of CC but significantly reduced activity (rather increased cytotoxicity), in the n-hexane extract (HE)...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651218/urban-water-metabolism-indicators-derived-from-a-water-mass-balance-bridging-the-gap-between-visions-and-performance-assessment-of-urban-water-resource-management
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M A Renouf, S Serrao-Neumann, S J Kenway, E A Morgan, D Low Choy
Improving resource management in urban areas has been enshrined in visions for achieving sustainable urban areas, but to date it has been difficult to quantify performance indicators to help identify more sustainable outcomes, especially for water resources. In this work, we advance quantitative indicators for what we refer to as the 'metabolic' features of urban water management: those related to resource efficiency (for water and also water-related energy and nutrients), supply internalisation, urban hydrological performance, sustainable extraction, and recognition of the diverse functions of water...
May 29, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651216/ultra-sensitive-suspended-atomically-thin-layered-black-phosphorus-mercury-sensors
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Peng Li, Dongzhi Zhang, Chuanxing Jiang, Xiaoqi Zong, Yuhua Cao
The extraordinary properties of black phosphorus (BP) make it a promising candidate for next-generation transistor chemical sensors. However, BP films reported so far are supported on substrate, and substrate scattering drastically deteriorates its electrical properties. Consequentially, the potential sensing capability of intrinsic BP is highly underestimated and its sensing mechanism is masked. Additionally, the optimum sensing regime of BP remains unexplored. This article is the first demonstration of suspended BP sensor operated in subthreshold regime...
June 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651205/understanding-size-dependent-properties-of-biocl-nanosheets-and-exploring-more-catalysis
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Benxia Li, Liangzhi Shao, Baoshan Zhang, Renshan Wang, Mei Zhu, Xiaowei Gu
Investigating the dependence of the catalysis on the size and structure of materials is of great significance for exploiting catalysts with characteristics of high activity, low cost, and new property. Non-precious metal catalysts bear high hope to meet the increasing demands of industrial applications in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. In this work, we take size-controlled BiOCl nanosheets as examples, which are synthesized via a hydrothermal method by changing the reaction conditions. The BiOCl nanosheets were characterized in details to understand their size-property relationships, and were found to exhibit a series of thickness-dependent physicochemical properties, including specific surface area, light absorption, and the separation efficiency of photo-generated charge carriers...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651194/reference-intervals-for-hematological-and-biochemical-parameters-acute-phase-proteins-and-markers-of-oxidation-in-holstein-dairy-cows-around-3-and-30days-after-calving
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Pierangelo Moretti, Saverio Paltrinieri, Erminio Trevisi, Monica Probo, Annarita Ferrari, Andrea Minuti, Alessia Giordano
The establishment of specific reference intervals (RIs) is advisable when different metabolic conditions in the patient population are present or when existing RIs are not suitable. Holstein dairy cows, at the start of lactation, experience a negative energy balance and an altered immune function that can lead to different levels of blood parameters compared with cows at peak lactation. The aim of this study was the determination of RIs for Holstein cows at 3±1 and 30±3days in milk. To this aim, 145 cows, from 4 herds, were sampled...
June 20, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651184/computational-study-of-structural-optoelectronic-and-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-dynamic-solid-state-chalcone-derivatives
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Aijaz Rasool Chaudhry, Ahmad Irfan, Shabbir Muhammad, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi, R Ahmed, Zhang Jingping
In the present study, we use the state of art density functional theory (DFT) techniques to calculate the structural, optoelectronic and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties for two novel chalcone derivatives. The geometrical structures of chalcone derivatives compound 1 and 2 are optimized using periodic boundary conditions (PBC) in solid-state phase as well as isolated single molecular geometry in the gas phase. The reasonable agreement is found among experimental, solid-state and gas phase single molecular geometries, which provide us, further confidence to explore the potential of above-entitled derivatives as good functional materials for electro-optical applications...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651181/antifouling-biocides-impairment-of-bivalve-immune-system-by-chlorothalonil
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Amanda da Silveira Guerreiro, Regina Coimbra Rola, Monique Tomazele Rovani, Simone Rutz da Costa, Juliana Zomer Sandrini
Marine ecosystems are subjected to a variety of contaminants. Antifouling paints, for example, have been extensively used to protect ship surfaces from marine biofouling, but their toxicity has generated great concern. Thus, we evaluated the effect of the biocide chlorothalonil on the immune system of Perna perna mussels. The mussels were exposed to 0 (control), 0.1μg/L and 10μg/L of chlorothalonil for up to 96h. After 24h and 96h of exposure, the following immune-related parameters were analyzed in the hemolymph of mussels: total hemocyte count, cell adhesion, phagocytic activity, level of reactive oxygen species, cell viability and comet assay...
June 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651171/the-relevance-of-inter-and-intrastrain-differences-in-mice-and-rats-and-their-implications-for-models-of-seizures-and-epilepsy
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Wolfgang Löscher, Russell J Ferland, Thomas N Ferraro
It is becoming increasingly clear that the genetic background of mice and rats, even in inbred strains, can have a profound influence on measures of seizure susceptibility and epilepsy. These differences can be capitalized upon through genetic mapping studies to reveal genes important for seizures and epilepsy. However, strain background and particularly mixed genetic backgrounds of transgenic animals need careful consideration in both the selection of strains and in the interpretation of results and conclusions...
June 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651151/assessment-methods-and-schedules-for-collecting-daily-process-data-on-substance-use-related-health-behaviors-a-randomized-control-study
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Anne Buu, Lynn S Massey, Maureen A Walton, James A Cranford, Marc A Zimmerman, Rebecca M Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Interactive voice response (IVR) and short message service (SMS) systems have been used to collect daily process data on substance use. Yet, their relative compliance, use patterns, and user experiences are unknown. Furthermore, recent studies presented the potential of a hybrid weekly protocol requiring recall of behaviors in past week right after the weekend, in order to reduce the concerns about low compliance and measurement reactivity associated with daily data collection and also provide high quality data on the peak of use...
June 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651112/secondary-harm-mitigation-a-more-humanitarian-framework-for-international-drug-law-enforcement
#17
Jarrett Blaustein, Miki McLay, Jude McCulloch
This article introduces the concept of 'secondary harm mitigation' as a framework for improving the humanitarian credentials of international drug law enforcement agencies. The concept is rooted in a critical analysis of the compatibility of the harm reduction philosophy with Australia's international drug law enforcement practices. On a utilitarian level, the net benefits of international drug law enforcement are determined to be, at best inconclusive, arguably counterproductive and in most cases, incalculable...
June 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651097/population-and-performance-analyses-of-four-major-populations-with-illumina-s-fgx-forensic-genomics-system
#18
Jennifer D Churchill, Nicole M M Novroski, Jonathan L King, Lay Hong Seah, Bruce Budowle
The MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System (Illumina) enables amplification and massively parallel sequencing of 59 STRs, 94 identity informative SNPs, 54 ancestry informative SNPs, and 24 phenotypic informative SNPs. Allele frequency and population statistics data were generated for the 172 SNP loci included in this panel on four major population groups (Chinese, African Americans, US Caucasians, and Southwest Hispanics). Single-locus and combined random match probability values were generated for the identity informative SNPs...
June 17, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651089/validation-of-commercial-real-time-pcr-arrays-for-environmental-risk-assessment-application-to-the-study-of-p-p%C3%A2-dde-toxicity-in-mus-spretus-mice-liver
#19
Noelia Morales-Prieto, Carmen Pueyo, Nieves Abril
Data on gene transcription profiles provide a comprehensive assessment of the toxic and defensive mechanisms that are triggered by pollutants. PCR-arrays have emerged as a reliable tool for analyzing the expression of a panel of relevant, pathway- or disease-focused genes under uniform cycling conditions. By using SYBR Green-optimized primer assays, it is possible to simultaneously amplify a sample with high specificity and amplification efficiencies. However, commercial PCR-arrays target a limited group of organisms, excluding most of those with environmental relevance, as is the case with Mus spretus mice...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651081/inactivation-of-pathogenic-microorganisms-in-freshwater-using-hso5-uv-a-led-and-hso5-m-n-uv-a-led-oxidation-processes
#20
Jorge Rodríguez-Chueca, Tatiana Silva, José R Fernandes, Marco S Lucas, Gianluca Li Puma, José A Peres, Ana Sampaio
Freshwater disinfection using photolytic and catalytic activation of peroxymonosulphate (PMS) through PMS/UV-A LED and PMS/M(n+)/UV-A LED [M(n+) = Fe(2+) or Co(2+)] processes was evaluated through the inactivation of three different bacteria: Escherichia coli (Gram-negative), Bacillus mycoides (sporulated Gram-positive), Staphylococcus aureus (non-sporulated Gram-positive), and the fungus Candida albicans. Photolytic and catalytic activation of PMS were effective in the total inactivation of the bacteria using 0...
June 10, 2017: Water Research
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