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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223790/longitudinal-changes-in-lung-hyperinflation-in-copd
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Jimyung Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Ho Il Yoon
PURPOSE: COPD is characterized by an accelerated and progressive decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and lung hyperinflation. Although lung hyperinflation is the hallmark of COPD, data on the longitudinal changes in lung hyperinflation and any association with the decline in FEV1 are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal changes in lung hyperinflation and to investigate its relationship with FEV1 decline. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study and studied 176 COPD patients with annual lung volume measurements over a period of 5 years or more...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222809/indigenous-knowledge-and-use-of-lichens-by-the-lichenophilic-communities-of-the-nepal-himalaya
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Shiva Devkota, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Silke Werth, Christoph Scheidegger
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to document the prevailing indigenous knowledge and various uses of lichens among the lichenophilic communities in the hills and mountainous settlements of Nepal. METHODS: Ethnic uses were recorded during twelve field trips, each of roughly 15 days in three consecutive years, through direct questionnaires administered to 190 respondents. Lichen samples were identified applying microscopic observation and thin layer chromatography (TLC)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222395/technetium-99m-radiolabeled-paclitaxel-as-an-imaging-probe-for-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Liziane O F Monteiro, Renata S Fernandes, Luciano C Castro, Valbert N Cardoso, Mônica C Oliveira, Danyelle M Townsend, Alice Ferretti, Domenico Rubello, Elaine A Leite, André L B de Barros
The high incidence and mortality of breast cancer supports efforts to develop innovative imaging probes to effectively diagnose, evaluate the extent of the tumor, and predict the efficacy of tumor treatments while concurrently and selectively delivering anticancer agents to the cancer tissue. In the present study we described the preparation of technetium-99m ((99m)Tc)-labeled paclitaxel (PTX) and evaluated its feasibility as a radiotracer for breast tumors (4T1) in BALB/c mice. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) was used to determine the radiochemical purity and in vitro stability of (99m)Tc-PTX...
February 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221800/self-associating-poly-ethylene-oxide-block-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-peo-b-pcl-drug-conjugates-for-the-delivery-of-stat3-inhibitor-jsi-124-potential-application-in-cancer-immunotherapy
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Shyam M Garg, Mohammad Reza Vakili, Ommoleila Molavi, Afsaneh Lavasanifar
Constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in tumor cells and tumor associated dendritic cells (DCs) plays a major role in the progression of cancer. JSI-124 (Cucurbitacin I) is a potent inhibitor of STAT3, however, its poor solubility and non-specificity limits its effectiveness in cancer immunotherapy. In order to achieve a nano-carrier for solubilisation and passive targeting of JSI-124 to tumor cells and tumor associated DCs, the drug was chemically conjugated to pendent COOH groups of self-associating poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(-carboxylate-ε-caprolactone) (PEO-b-PCCL)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216887/anti-nociceptive-effect-of-7-methoxy-coumarin-from-eupatorium-triplinerve-vahl-asteraceae
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Binoy Varghese Cheriyan, Parimala Kadhirvelu, Jagan Nadipelly, Jaikumar Shanmugasundaram, Vijaykumar Sayeli, Viswanathan Subramanian
AIM: To evaluate the anti-nociceptive activity of 7-methoxy coumarin isolated from ethyl acetate fraction of the alcoholic extract of Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The shade dried leaves of E. triplinerve were extracted with ethyl alcohol and the extract was condensed. This extract was fractionated with n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol. The ethyl acetate fraction was subjected to column chromatography which yielded a crystalline compound-A, which was investigated for spectral characteristics...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216880/isolation-and-characterisation-of-a-proanthocyanidin-with-antioxidative-antibacterial-and-anti-cancer-properties-from-fern-blechnum-orientale
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How-Yee Lai, Yau-Yan Lim, Kah-Hwi Kim
BACKGROUND: Blechnum orientale Linn. (Blechnaceae), a fern, is traditionally used in the treatment of various ailments, such as skin diseases, stomach pain, urinary bladder complaints, and also as a female contraceptive. Previously, we reported a strong radical scavenging activity, antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity against HT29 colon cancer cells by aqueous extract of B. orientale. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to isolate and identify the active compound from the aqueous extract of B...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208718/on-line-screening-isolation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-compounds-of-helianthemum-ruficomum
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Yasmine Chemam, Samir Benayache, Eric Marchioni, Minjie Zhao, Paul Mosset, Fadila Benayache
Many Helianthemum species (Cistaceae) are recognized for their various medicinal virtues. Helianthemum ruficomum is an endemic species to the septentrional Sahara on which no report is available so far. The purpose of this work was to investigate the chemical composition and the radical scavenging capacity of this species and its isolated components. Collected from Mougheul (south-west of Algeria), the aerial parts were macerated with 80% EtOH/H₂O, after evaporation, the remaining extract was diluted with H₂O and extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203809/a-tlc-direct-bioautography-method-for-detection-of-antiurolithiatic-metabolites
#8
Anita Surendra Patil, Hariprasad Madhukarrao Paikrao, Ankit Subhash Kale, Surendra Raghoba Manik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196344/identification-characterization-and-in-silico-admet-prediction-of-roflumilast-degradation-products
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Mariana S Pinheiro, Gil M Viana, Bárbara de A Abrahim Vieira, Alessandra Mendonça Teles de Souza, Carlos Rangel Rodrigues, Rita de Cássia E E Marins, Lúcio M Cabral, Valéria P de Sousa
The present study reports the degradation behavior of roflumilast (RFL), a new drug developed for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The degradation of RFL was tested under various stress conditions as per the guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization. The degradation products (DPs) of RFL were identified, characterized and in silico predictions were made of their pharmacokinetic properties, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADMET). RFL was subjected to various stress conditions including photodegradation, alkaline and acidic hydrolysis, oxidative and metallic degradation...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194083/asbestos-induced-lung-disease-in-small-scale-clutch-manufacturing-workers
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Dipti Gothi, Tanushree Gahlot, Ram B Sah, Mayank Saxena, U C Ojha, Anand K Verma, Sonam Spalgais
BACKGROUND: The crocidolite variety of asbestos is banned. However, chrysotile, which is not prohibited, is still used in developing countries in making products such as clutch plate. Fourteen workers from a small-scale clutch plate-manufacturing factory were analyzed for asbestos-induced lung disease as one of their colleagues had expired due to asbestosis. AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate the awareness of workers, the prevalence and type of asbestos-induced lung disease, and the sensitivity and specificity of diffusion test...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193018/thin-layer-chromatography-desorption-atmospheric-pressure-photoionization-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-of-lipids
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Jan Rejšek, Vladimír Vrkoslav, Anu Vaikkinen, Markus Haapala, Tiina J Kauppila, Risto Kostiainen, Josef Cvačka
Desorption atmospheric pressure photoionization (DAPPI) allows surface analysis in the open atmosphere and is thus an appropriate method for the direct coupling of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and mass spectrometry (MS). Here, the capability of DAPPI-MS for ionizing and detecting lipids, namely, cholesterol, triacylglycerols, 1,2-diol diesters, wax esters, cholesteryl esters, and hydrocarbons, from TLC and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) plates in MS and MS(2) modes was tested. Limits of detection for lipid standards separated using normal-phase (NP)-TLC and NP-HPTLC were established...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183043/combined-thin-layer-chromatography-and-gas-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-lipid-classes-and-fatty-acids-in-malnourished-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-which-swam-to-iceland
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Dorothee Eibler, Sabine Krüger, Karl Skírnisson, Walter Vetter
Between 2008 and 2011, four polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the Greenland population swam and/or drifted on ice to Iceland where they arrived in very poor body condition. Body fat resources in these animals were only between 0% and 10% of the body weight (usually 25%). Here we studied the lipid composition in different tissues (adipose tissue if available, liver, kidney and muscle). Lipid classes were determined by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and on-column gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182706/-it-makes-you-feel-like-someone-cares-acceptability-of-a-financial-incentive-intervention-for-hiv-viral-suppression-in-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study
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Elizabeth Greene, Allison Pack, Jill Stanton, Victoria Shelus, Elizabeth E Tolley, Jamilah Taylor, Wafaa M El Sadr, Bernard M Branson, Jason Leider, Natella Rakhmanina, Theresa Gamble
BACKGROUND: HPTN 065 (TLC-Plus) evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of providing quarterly $70 gift card financial incentives to HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) to encourage ART adherence and viral suppression, and represents the largest study to-date of a financial incentive intervention for HIV viral suppression. A post-trial qualitative substudy was undertaken to examine acceptability of the financial incentives among those receiving and implementing the intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182533/the-reality-of-routine-practice-a-pooled-data-analysis-on-chronic-wounds-treated-with-tlc-nosf-wound-dressings
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K C Münter, S Meaume, M Augustin, P Senet, J C Kérihuel
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials (RCT) have compared control groups with TLC-NOSF dressings (UrgoStart) on chronic wounds. Our aim was to determine whether the clinical trials' results translate into routine management of such wounds, by pooling the data from real-life observational studies. METHOD: Observational studies, conducted in France and Germany, evaluating current practices in patients suffering from non-selected chronic wounds treated with a TLC-NOSF dressing were identified...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181267/longitudinal-course-of-lung-function-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Catherine Thil, Nelly Agrinier, Bruno Chenuel, Mathias Poussel
INTRODUCTION: Quality of life and prognosis among patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) depend on the degree of respiratory impairment. However the changes over time in pulmonary function in DM1 have not been clearly described. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pulmonary function tests of 80 DM1 patients followed for at least 5 years. RESULTS: During 9.02 ± 3.4 years of follow-up, the average annual changes were: forced vital capacity (FVC) -0...
February 9, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178340/sputum-biomarkers-in-ipf-evidence-for-raised-gene-expression-and-protein-level-of-igfbp-2-il-8-and-mmp-7
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J Guiot, M Henket, J L Corhay, C Moermans, R Louis
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease of unknown origin leading rapidly to death. This paper addresses the issue of whether sputum induction is a suitable tool to study respiratory tract inflammation and potential biomarkers in IPF compared to COPD, a fibrosing airway wall disease. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis, 15 IPF patients, 32 COPD and 30 healthy subjects underwent sputum induction. Total sputum cell counts and the amount of TGF- β, IGF-1, IGF-2, IGFBP-1, IGFBP-2, IGFBP-3, IL-8, IL-13, MMP-7, MMP-9, YKL-40, TNF-α and KL-6 in sputum supernatant were analysed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174564/commiphora-leptophloeos-phytochemical-and-antimicrobial-characterization
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Jorge J de Souza Pereira, Aline de P C Pereira, Jannyson J B Jandú, Josinete A da Paz, Sergio Crovella, Maria T Dos Santos Correia, Jaqueline de Azevêdo Silva
Commiphora leptophloeos is a plant specie usually known for its medicinal purposes in local communities in Northeast Brazil. In order to evaluate its therapeutic potential, we aimed to determine the phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of C. leptophloeos extracts. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) was able to detect the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and reducing sugars. Three phenolic compounds were identified by HPLC and described as Gallic, Chlorogenic and Protocatechuic acids. On the other hand, H(1)NMR analysis revealed the presence of hinokinin, a bioactive lignan further characterized in the present work...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173714/evaluation-of-the-antileishmanial-potency-toxicity-and-phytochemical-constituents-of-methanol-bark-extract-of-sterculia-villosa
#18
Antu Das, Manash C Das, Niranjan Das, Surajit Bhattacharjee
CONTEXT: Visceral leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by Leishmania donovani parasite. The genus Sterculia (Malvaceae) possesses ethnobotanical potential against this protozoan infection. OBJECTIVE: Determining the potential role of methanol bark extracts from Sterculia villosa Roxb (SVE) and its phytoconstituents against Leishmania donovani promastigotes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SVE was analysed by TLC, UV-Vis, IR spectroscopy and biochemical assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170428/comparative-study-on-the-in-vitro-effects-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-seaweed-alginates-on-human-gut-microbiota
#19
Shaofeng Bai, Huahai Chen, Liying Zhu, Wei Liu, Hongwei D Yu, Xin Wang, Yeshi Yin
Alginates pertain to organic polysaccharides that have been extensively used in food- and medicine-related industries. The present study obtained alginates from an alginate overproducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 mutant by screening transposon mutagenesis libraries. The interaction between bacterial and seaweed alginates and gut microbiota were further studied by using an in vitro batch fermentation system. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) analysis indicated that both bacterial and seaweed alginates can be completely degraded by fecal bacteria isolated from study volunteers, indicating that a minor structural difference between bacterial and seaweed alginates (O-acetylation and lack of G-G blocks) didn't affect the digestion of alginates by human microbiota...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169440/lipophilic-properties-of-anti-alzheimer-s-agents-determined-by-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography-and-reversed-phase-thin-layer-chromatography
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Justyna Godyń, Michalina Hebda, Anna Więckowska, Krzysztof Więckowski, Barbara Malawska, Marek Bajda
Lipophilicity as one of the most important physicochemical properties of the biologically active compounds is closely related to their pharmacokinetic parameters and therefore, it is taken into account at the design stage of new drugs. Among the novel, fast and reliable methods for determination of the lipophilicity of compounds micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) is considered to be an appropriate one for bioactive molecules, as it closely mimics the physiological conditions. In this paper MEKC was used for the estimation of log P values for 49 derivatives of phthalimide, tetrahydroisochinoline and indole, designed and synthesized as potential anti-Alzheimer's agents with cholinesterase inhibitory activity...
February 7, 2017: Electrophoresis
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