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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920472/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-cannabinoid-agonist-win55-212-on-mouse-experimental-colitis-is-related-to-inhibition-of-p38mapk
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Ya-Jing Feng, Yong-Yu Li, Xu-Hong Lin, Kun Li, Ming-Hua Cao
AIM: To investigate the anti-inflammatory effect and the possible mechanisms of an agonist of cannabinoid (CB) receptors, WIN55-212-2 (WIN55), in mice with experimental colitis, so as to supply experimental evidence for its clinical use in future. METHODS: We established the colitis model in C57BL/6 mice by replacing the animals' water supply with 4% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) for 7 consecutive days. A colitis scoring system was used to evaluate the severity of colon local lesion...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917954/regional-variations-in-the-diversity-and-predicted-metabolic-potential-of-benthic-prokaryotes-in-coastal-northern-zhejiang-east-china-sea
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Kai Wang, Xiansen Ye, Huajun Zhang, Heping Chen, Demin Zhang, Lian Liu
Knowledge about the drivers of benthic prokaryotic diversity and metabolic potential in interconnected coastal sediments at regional scales is limited. We collected surface sediments across six zones covering ~200 km in coastal northern Zhejiang, East China Sea and combined 16 S rRNA gene sequencing, community-level metabolic prediction, and sediment physicochemical measurements to investigate variations in prokaryotic diversity and metabolic gene composition with geographic distance and under local environmental conditions...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917167/potential-for-sulfate-reduction-in-mangrove-forest-soils-comparison-between-two-dominant-species-of-the-americas
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Melike Balk, Joost A Keuskamp, Hendrikus J Laanbroek
Avicennia and Rhizophora are globally occurring mangrove genera with different traits that place them in different parts of the intertidal zone. It is generally accepted that the oxidizing capacity of Avicennia roots is larger than that of Rhizophora roots, which initiates more reduced conditions in the soil below the latter genus. We hypothesize that the more reduced conditions beneath Rhizophora stands lead to more active sulfate-reducing microbial communities compared to Avicennia stands. To test this hypothesis, we measured sulfate reduction traits in soil samples collected from neighboring Avicennia germinans and Rhizophora mangle stands at three different locations in southern Florida...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916796/extraction-structural-characterization-and-potential-antioxidant-activity-of-the-polysaccharides-from-four-seaweeds
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Jinzhe He, Yaoyang Xu, Hongbo Chen, Peilong Sun
Four seaweed polysaccharides were extracted from Sarcodia ceylonensis, Ulva lactuca L., Gracilaria lemaneiformis, and Durvillaea antarctica, respectively, by microwave-assisted extraction. The effect of three significant variables (extraction time, extraction temperature, and the ratio of water to raw material) on the process for extracting polysaccharides was investigated, along with the optimization of the extraction using the response surface method (RSM) with a Box-Behnken design. The polysaccharide structure, monosaccharide composition, degree of sulfation, and molecular weight (MW) distribution were analyzed by infrared (IR) spectrometry, gas chromatography (GC), and high-performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC)...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914368/highly-sensitive-fluorescence-detection-of-heparin-based-on-aggregation-induced-emission-of-a-tetraphenylethene-derivative
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Jiao Zheng, Tai Ye, Jinyang Chen, Li Xu, Xinghu Ji, Chuluo Yang, Zhike He
Tetraphenylethene derivatives were reported for sensitive "turn on" detection of heparin (Hep) based on the typical aggregation-induced emission (AIE). In the present strategy, three derivatives of tetraphenylethene (TPE) were designed,synthesized and compared the sensitivities for the detection of Hep. Furthermore, the (Z)-4,4'-(((1,2-diphenylethene-1,2-diyl) bis(4,1-phenylene))bis (oxy))bis(butan-1-aminium) (Z-TPE-5) was the most sensitive and chosen as the probe for Hep detection. Since Hep could be employed as a medium for inducing the aggregation of positively charged Z-TPE-5, the designed Z-TPE-5 shows excellent fluorescence response to Hep through multiple electrostatic interactions with a detection limit of 1...
November 26, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914270/surface-mediated-transfection-of-a-pdna-vector-encoding-short-hairpin-rna-to-downregulate-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-for-the-prevention-of-in-stent-restenosis
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He Zhang, Ke-Feng Ren, Hao Chang, Jin-Lei Wang, Jian Ji
In-stent restenosis is one of the most serious modes of failure of cardiovascular stent implant. Although drug-eluting stents have been proven to reduce in-stent restenosis, the nonspecific inhibitory effects of anti-proliferative drugs, such as rapamycin, result in delayed re-endothelialization and fatal late stent thrombosis. Although many studies have focused on promoting rapid re-endothelialization, a feasible method of reducing excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) production and cell proliferation might provide a promising way to efficiently inhibit the restenosis in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914001/subtilosin-prevents-biofilm-formation-by-inhibiting-bacterial-quorum-sensing
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Ammar Algburi, Saskia Zehm, Victoria Netrebov, Anzhelica B Bren, Vladimir Chistyakov, Michael L Chikindas
Subtilosin, the cyclic lantibiotic protein produced by Bacillus subtilis KATMIRA1933, targets the surface receptor and electrostatically binds to the bacterial cell membrane. In this study, subtilosin was purified using ammonium sulfate ((NH4)2SO4) precipitation and purified via column chromatography. Subtilosin's antibacterial minimum and sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC and sub-MIC) and anti-biofilm activity (biofilm prevention) were established. Subtilosin was evaluated as a quorum sensing (QS) inhibitor in Gram-positive bacteria using Fe(III) reduction assay...
December 2, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912158/direct-detection-of-phenylephrine-3-o-sulfate-in-ls180-human-intestinal-cells-using-a-novel-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-hilic-assay
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Heta N Shah, Matthew T Halquist, Phillip M Gerk
The efficacy of phenylephrine (PE) is controversial due to its extensive pre-systemic metabolism through sulfation to form phenylephrine-3-O-sulfate (PES). Hence quantitation of PES is important in order to study the metabolism of PE. There are no published methods available for direction detection of PES. We have developed and validated a hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) method for the direct detection of PES and simultaneous detection of PE to study the enzyme kinetics and metabolism of PE to enable approaches to reduce the presystemic metabolism of PE...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912132/phosphate-reclaim-from-simulated-and-real-eutrophic-water-by-magnetic-biochar-derived-from-water-hyacinth
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Ru Cai, Xin Wang, Xionghui Ji, Bo Peng, Changyin Tan, Xi Huang
In this study, the efficiency and mechanism of aqueous phosphate removal by magnetic biochar derived from water hyacinth (MW) were investigated. The MW pyrolyzed at 450 °C (MW450) exhibited the most prominent phosphate sorption capacity, which was estimated to be 5.07 mg g(-1) based on Langmuir-Freundlich model. At an initial phosphorus (P) concentration of 1 mg l(-1), >90% P removal was achieved over pH 3-9, but the efficiency decreased sharply at pH > 10. The presence of arsenate and carbonate could remarkably decrease P sorption, while the inhibition effects of antimonate, nitrate and sulfate were less significant...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911941/copper-oxide-nanoparticles-impact-several-toxicological-endpoints-and-cause-neurodegeneration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Michael J Mashock, Tyler Zanon, Anthony D Kappell, Lisa N Petrella, Erik C Andersen, Krassimira R Hristova
Engineered nanoparticles are becoming increasingly incorporated into technology and consumer products. In 2014, over 300 tons of copper oxide nanoparticles were manufactured in the United States. The increased production of nanoparticles raises concerns regarding the potential introduction into the environment or human exposure. Copper oxide nanoparticles commonly release copper ions into solutions, which contribute to their toxicity. We quantified the inhibitory effects of both copper oxide nanoparticles and copper sulfate on C...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910891/elevated-cerebral-spinal-fluid-biomarkers-in-children-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-i-h
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Gerald V Raymond, Marzia Pasquali, Lynda E Polgreen, Patricia I Dickson, Weston P Miller, Paul J Orchard, Troy C Lund
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type-IH is a lysosomal storage disease that results from mutations in the IDUA gene causing the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Historically, children with the severe phenotype, MPS-IH (Hurler syndrome) develop progressive neurodegeneration with death in the first decade due to cardio-pulmonary complications. New data suggest that inflammation may play a role in MPS pathophysiology. To date there is almost no information on the pathophysiologic changes within the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of these patients...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910828/biofilm-prevention-of-gram-negative-bacterial-pathogens-involved-in-periprosthetic-infection-by-antibiotic-loaded-calcium-sulfate-beads-in-vitro
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Robert P Howlin, Christopher Winnard, Connor J Frapwell, Jeremy S Webb, John J Cooper, Sean S Aiken, Paul Stoodley
Biofilm formation represents a key stage in the pathogenesis of prosthetic infections (PIs). More tolerant to antibiotics than their planktonic counterparts, biofilm bacteria are difficult to eradicate using conventional therapeutic regimes. A common approach in PI management is the adjunctive use of localised antibiotics in addition to systemic administration in an attempt to protect the implant from colonisation by infiltrating bacteria. This study evaluates the antibacterial and antibiofilm efficacy of antibiotic-loaded dissolvable calcium sulphate, previously shown to be effective against key gram-positive pathogens, against gram-negative species important in the establishment of chronic infection in PIs...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909978/il-17a-produced-by-peritoneal-macrophages-promote-the-accumulation-and-function-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-the-development-of-colitis-associated-cancer
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Yue Zhang, Juan Wang, Wenxin Wang, Jie Tian, Kai Yin, Xinyi Tang, Jie Ma, Huaxi Xu, Shengjun Wang
It is widely acknowledged that a close relationship is between inflammation and colon cancer. Interleukin (IL)-17A and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) play an important role in the development of colitis-associated cancer (CAC). However, the precise changes of IL-17, MDSCs, and Th17 cells during the CAC progression have not been observed in the colorectal chronic inflammation-dependent tumor. In this study, we found the level of IL-17 was increased in pathogenic colon site during the early stage of CAC model...
December 1, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909745/dechlorination-of-three-tetrachlorobenzene-isomers-by-contaminated-harbor-sludge-derived-enrichment-cultures-follows-thermodynamically-favorable-reactions
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Yue Lu, Javier Ramiro-Garcia, Pieter Vandermeeren, Steffi Herrmann, Danuta Cichocka, Dirk Springael, Siavash Atashgahi, Hauke Smidt
Dechlorination patterns of three tetrachlorobenzene isomers, 1,2,3,4-, 1,2,3,5-, and 1,2,4,5-TeCB, were studied in anoxic microcosms derived from contaminated harbor sludge. The removal of doubly, singly, and un-flanked chlorine atoms was noted in 1,2,3,4- and 1,2,3,5-TeCB fed microcosms, whereas only singly flanked chlorine was removed in 1,2,4,5-TeCB microcosms. The thermodynamically more favorable reactions were selectively followed by the enriched cultures with di- and/or mono-chlorobenzene as the main end products of the reductive dechlorination of all three isomers...
December 1, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909309/hydrogen-sulfide-h2s-emission-control-by-aerobic-sulfate-reduction-in-landfill
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Yuyang Long, Yuan Fang, Dongsheng Shen, Huajun Feng, Ting Chen
H2S emissions from landfill sites resulting from sulfate reduction has become a serious human health and ecological safety issue. This study investigated H2S emission behavior and sulfate metabolism occurring in simulated landfills under different operating conditions. Under aerobic conditions, great attenuation of the original sulfate content (from around 6000 mg kg(-1) dropped to below 800 mg kg(-1)) with corresponding accumulation of sulfides and elemental sulfur were observed, indicating that sulfate reduction processes were intense under such conditions...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902337/thermodesulfitimonas-autotrophica-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-thermophilic-obligate-sulfite-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-terrestrial-hot-spring
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G B Slobodkina, R V Baslerov, A A Novikov, E A Bonch-Osmolovskaya, A I Slobodkin
A novel thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, strain SF97T, was isolated from a terrestrial hot spring (Kuril Islands, Russia). Cells of strain SF97T were rod-shaped and motile with a Gram-positive cell-wall type. The novel isolate grew at 45-72oC (optimum 65oC) and pH 5.5-8.5 (optimum 6.0-6.5). The strain grew chemolithoautotrophically with molecular hydrogen as electron donor, sodium sulfite or SO2 gas as electron acceptor and bicarbonate/CO2 as a carbon source. Sulfate, thiosulfate, elemental sulfur, Fe(III) or nitrate were not used as an electron acceptors either with H2 or organic electron donors...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902225/desulfobulbus-oligotrophicus-sp-nov-a-novel-sulfate-reducing-and-propionate-oxidizing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-municipal-anaerobic-sewage-sludge-digester
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Abdelaziz El Houari, Magali Ranchou-Peyruse, Anthony Ranchou-Peyruse, Adrien Dakdaki, Marion Guignard, Lahcen Idouhammou, Rhizlane Bennisse, Radia Bouterfass, Rémy Guyoneaud, Abdel-Illah Qatibi
A novel, mesophilic, strictly anaerobic, sulfate-reducing and propionate-oxidizing bacterium, strain Prop6T, was enriched and isolated from a municipal anaerobic sewage sludge digester. Cells were Gram-negative, catalase-positive, oval rods, motile by means of amphitrichous flagella, non-spore-forming and contained menaquinone MK-5(H2) as the major respiratory quinone. The genomic DNA G+C content was 51.7 mol%. The optimal NaCl concentration, temperature and pH were 2-5 g l-1, 35°C and 7.6, respectively. Strain Prop6T could only oxidize propionate, lactate and pyruvate (weakly) with sulfate, sulfite or thiosulfate, mainly to acetate...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900721/effect-of-initial-ph-and-ph-adjusted-acid-on-nutrient-recovery-from-hydrolysis-urine-by-combining-acidification-with-evaporation-crystallization
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Shanqing Jiang, Xiaochang Wang, Shengjiong Yang, Honglei Shi
Nutrient recovery from human urine is a promising pretreatment of domestic wastewater and provides a sustainable recyclability of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). In this study, we present a method to recover all nutrients from hydrolysis urine (HU) in the form of solid products by combining acidification with evaporation-crystallization. The effect of initial pH (pHinit.) on N retention was investigated, and the optimal pHinit. was further determined by analysis of N retention efficiency. Additionally, crystallization process and product composition based on different pH-adjusted acids were also compared...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900412/demethyleneberberine-alleviates-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-mice-through-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-t-helper-cell-homeostasis
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Ying-Ying Chen, Rui-Yan Li, Mei-Jing Shi, Ya-Xing Zhao, Yan Yan, Xin-Xin Xu, Miao Zhang, Xiao-Tong Zhao, Yu-Bin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The activation of NF-κB signaling and unbalance of T-helper (Th) cells have been reported to play a key role in the pathogenesis of colitis. Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis (CPC) is commonly used to treat inflammation and diarrhea. Demethyleneberberine (DMB), a component of CPC, was reported to treat alcoholic liver disease as a novel natural mitochondria-targeted antioxidant in our previous study. In this study, we investigated whether DMB could protect against dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced inflammatory colitis in mice by regulation of NF-κB pathway and Th cells homeostatis...
November 29, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898787/zeolite-combined-with-alum-and-polyaluminum-chloride-mixed-with-agricultural-slurries-reduces-carbon-losses-in-runoff-from-grassed-soil-boxes
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J G Murnane, R B Brennan, O Fenton, M G Healy
Carbon (C) losses from agricultural soils to surface waters can migrate through water treatment plants and result in the formation of disinfection by-products, which are potentially harmful to human health. This study aimed to quantify total organic carbon (TOC) and total inorganic C losses in runoff after application of dairy slurry, pig slurry, or milk house wash water (MWW) to land and to mitigate these losses through coamendment of the slurries with zeolite (2.36-3.35 mm clinoptilolite) and liquid polyaluminum chloride (PAC) (10% AlO) for dairy and pig slurries or liquid aluminum sulfate (alum) (8% AlO) for MWW...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
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