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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099038/an-exome-sequencing-study-to-assess-the-role-of-rare-genetic-variation-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
#1
Slavé Petrovski, Jamie L Todd, Michael T Durheim, Quanli Wang, Jason W Chien, Fran L Kelly, Courtney Frankel, Caroline M Mebane, Zhong Ren, Joshua Bridgers, Thomas J Urban, Colin D Malone, Ashley Finlen Copeland, Christie Brinkley, Andrew S Allen, Thomas O'Riordan, John G McHutchison, Scott M Palmer, David B Goldstein
RATIONALE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an increasingly recognized, often fatal lung disease of unknown etiology. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to use whole-exome sequencing to improve our understanding of the genetic architecture of pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS: We performed a case-control exome-wide collapsing analysis including 262 unrelated individuals with pulmonary fibrosis; clinically classified as IPF according to ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT guidelines (81...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098983/redox-initiated-reactivity-of-dinuclear-%C3%AE-diketiminatoniobium-imido-complexes
#2
Benjamin M Kriegel, Lara C E Naested, Grégory Nocton, K V Lakshmi, Trevor D Lohrey, Robert G Bergman, John Arnold
High-valent dichloride and dimethylniobium complexes 1 and 2 bearing tert-butylimido and N,N'-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-β-diketiminate (BDI(Ar)) ligands were prepared. The dimethyl complex reacted with dihydrogen to release methane and generate the hydride-bridged diniobium(IV) complex 3 in high yield. One-electron oxidation of 3 with silver salts resulted in the release of dihydrogen and conversion to a mixed-valent Nb(III)-Nb(IV) complex, 4, that displayed a frozen-solution X-band electron paramagnetic resonance signal consistent with a slight dissymmetry between the two Nb centers...
January 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098172/structural-diversity-of-anti-pancreatic-cancer-capsimycins-identified-in-mangrove-derived-streptomyces-xiamenensis-318-and-post-modification-via-a-novel-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase
#3
He-Lin Yu, Shu-Heng Jiang, Xu-Liang Bu, Jia-Hua Wang, Jing-Yi Weng, Xiao-Mei Yang, Kun-Yan He, Zhi-Gang Zhang, Ping Ao, Jun Xu, Min-Juan Xu
Polycyclic tetramate macrolactams (PTMs) were identified as distinct secondary metabolites of the mangrove-derived Streptomyces xiamenensis 318. Together with three known compounds-ikarugamycin (1), capsimycin (2) and capsimycin B (3)-two new compounds, capsimycin C (4) with trans-diols and capsimycin D (5) with trans-configurations at C-13/C-14, have been identified. The absolute configurations of the tert/tert-diols moiety was determined in 4 by NMR spectroscopic analysis, CD spectral comparisons and semi-synthetic method...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094884/oxygen-delivery-as-a-limiting-factor-in-modelling-dicopper-ii-oxidase-reactivity
#4
Jana Gülzow, Gerald Hoerner, Peter Strauch, Anika Stritt, Elisabeth Irran, Andreas Grohmann
Ionisation of ligand-appended alkoxyl groups in mononuclear copper(II) complexes of N,O ligands L1 and L2, results in dinuclear complexes sharing symmetrical Cu2O2 cores. Mono- and binuclear complexes thus derived have been characterised with respect to molecular structure (XRD), electronic structure (UV-Vis, 1H-NMR, and EPR; density functional methods) and catalytic performance as models of catechol oxidase. The binuclear complexes with anti-ferromagnetically coupled copper(II) centres are moderately active in quinone formation from 3,5-di-tert-butyl-catechol under the established conditions of oxygen saturation, but are strongly activated when additional dioxygen is administered during catalytic turnover...
January 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093907/diastereoselective-electrophilic-%C3%AE-hydroxyamination-of-n-tert-butanesulfinyl-imidates
#5
Peng-Ju Ma, Hui Liu, Chong-Dao Lu, Yan-Jun Xu
Diastereoselective α-hydroxyamination of N-tert-butanesulfinyl imidates using nitrosoarenes is reported. A catalytic amount of base effectively promotes the hydroxyamination reaction of α-aryl-substituted imidates, and the resulting α-hydroxyamino imidates can be transformed into a range of synthetically useful intermediates.
January 17, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093480/comprehensive-screening-for-pd-l1-expression-in-thyroid-cancer
#6
Soomin Ahn, Tae Hyuk Kim, Sun Wook Kim, Chang Seok Ki, Hye Won Jang, Jee Soo Kim, Jung Han Kim, Jun-Ho Choe, Jung Hee Shin, Soo Yeon Hahn, Young Lyun Oh, Jae Hoon Chung
PD-L1 expression is being considered a potential biomarker for response of anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 agents in various tumors. The reported frequency of PD-L1 positivity varies in thyroid carcinomas, and multiple factors may contribute to the variability in PD-L1 positivity. We evaluated the PD-L1 expression in various thyroid cancers on a large scale. A total of 407 primary thyroid cancers with a median 13.7-year of follow-up were included. We evaluated the frequency of PD-L1 expression using a rabbit monoclonal antibody (clone SP142)...
February 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092417/dense-semi-clathrates-at-high-pressure-a-study-of-the-water-tert-butylamine-system
#7
Rubén Granero-García, Andrzej Falenty, Francesca Paola Anna Fabbiani
In situ high-pressure crystallization and diffraction techniques have been applied to obtain two very structurally-distinct semi-clathrates of the tert-butylamine-water system with hydration numbers 5.65 and 5.8, respectively, thereby considerably reducing a notable hydration gap between the monohydrate and the 7¼-hydrate that results when crystallization space is explored by temperature alone. Both structures can be considered as an intriguing solid-state example of hydrophobic hydration in which the water network creates wide tert-butylamine-filled channels stabilized by cross-linking hydrogen bonds...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092366/malignant-melanoma-of-sun-protected-sites-a-review-of-clinical-histological-and-molecular-features
#8
Emily A Merkel, Pedram Gerami
In most cases of cutaneous melanoma, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is recognized as a prominent risk factor. Less is known regarding the mechanisms of mutagenesis for melanoma arising in sun-protected sites, such as acral and mucosal melanoma. Acral and mucosal melanoma share many common features, including a late age of onset, a broad radial growth phase with prominent lentiginous growth, the presence of field cancerization cells, and, in most cases, lack of a precursor nevus. In addition to early chromosomal instability, many of the same genes are also involved in these two distinct melanoma subtypes...
January 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092004/bio-based-degradation-of-emerging-endocrine-disrupting-and-dye-based-pollutants-using-cross-linked-enzyme-aggregates
#9
Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Asgher, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Hongbo Hu, Xuehong Zhang
In this study, manganese peroxidase (MnP) from an indigenous white-rot fungus Ganoderma lucidum IBL-05 was insolubilized in the form of cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) using various aggregating agents, i.e., acetone, ammonium sulfate, ethanol, 2-propanol, and tert-butanol, followed by glutaraldehyde (GA) cross-linking. The precipitant type, MnP, and GA concentrations affected the CLEAs activity recovery and aggregation yield. Among precipitants used, acetone appeared to be the most efficient aggregation agent, providing the highest activity recovery and aggregation yield of 31...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088644/tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-t-bhp-induced-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-in-endothelial-cells-roles-of-nox4-and-mitochondrion
#10
Wenwen Zhao, Haitao Feng, Wen Sun, Kang Liu, Jin-Jian Lu, Xiuping Chen
Oxidative stress causes endothelial death while underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Herein, the pro-death effect of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) was investigated with low concentration (50μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPL) and high concentration (500μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPH). Both t-BHPL and t-BHPH induced endothelial cell death was determined. T-BHPL induced caspase-dependent apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which was inhibited by N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). Furthermore, NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), NOX4 siRNA, and NOX4 inhibitor GKT137831 reduced t-BHPL-induced ROS generation while mitochondrial respiratory chain inhibitors rotenone (Rot), 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTFA), and antimycin A (AA) failed to do so...
January 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088144/more-room-for-microphase-separation-an-extended-study-on-binary-liquids-confined-in-sba-15-cylindrical-pores
#11
Ramona Mhanna, Abdel Razzak Abdel Hamid, Sujeet Dutta, Ronan Lefort, Laurence Noirez, Bernhard Frick, Denis Morineau
The confinement of liquid mixtures in porous channels provides new insight into fluid ordering at the nanoscale. In this study, we address a phenomenon of microphase separation, which appears as a novel fascinating confinement effect for fully miscible binary liquids. We investigate the structure of tert-butanol-toluene mixtures confined in the straight and mono-dispersed cylindrical nanochannels of SBA-15 mesoporous silicates (D = 8.3 nm). Small angle neutron scattering experiments on samples with carefully designed isotopic compositions are performed to systematically vary the scattering length density of the different compounds and assess the radial concentration profile of the confined phases...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080040/insights-into-thiol-aromatic-interactions-a-stereoelectronic-basis-for-s-h-%C3%AF-interactions
#12
Christina R Forbes, Sudipta Kumar Sinha, Himal Kanti Ganguly, Shi Bai, Glenn P A Yap, Sandeep Patel, Neal J Zondlo
Thiols can engage favorably with aromatic rings in S-H/π interactions, within abiological systems and within proteins. However, the underlying bases for S-H/π interactions are not well understood. The crystal structure of Boc-L-4-thiolphenylalanine tert-butyl ester revealed crystal organization centered on the interaction of the thiol S-H with the aromatic ring of an adjacent molecule, with a through-space Hthiol...Caromatic distance of 2.71 Å, below the 2.90 Å sum of the van der Waals radii of H and C...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074652/trends-in-methyl-tert-butyl-ether-concentrations-in-private-wells-in-southeast-new-hampshire-2005-to-2015
#13
Sarah M Flanagan, Joseph P Levitt, Joseph D Ayotte
In southeast New Hampshire, where reformulated gasoline was used from the 1990s to 2007, methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) concentrations ≥0.2 μg/L were found in water from 26.7% of 195 domestic wells sampled in 2005. Ten years later in 2015, and eight years after MtBE was banned, 10.3% continue to have MtBE. Most wells (140 of 195) had no MtBE detections (concentrations <0.2 μg/L) in 2005 and 2015. Of the remaining wells, MtBE concentrations increased in 4 wells, decreased in 47 wells, and did not change in 4 wells...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071828/electronic-structure-and-excited-state-dynamics-of-an-arduengo-type-carbene-and-its-imidazolone-oxidation-product
#14
Hans-Christian Schmitt, Marco Flock, Eileen Welz, Bernd Engels, Heidi Schneider, Udo Radius, Ingo Fischer
In this paper we describe an investigation of the excited-state dynamics of isolated 1,3-di-tert-butyl-imidazoline-2-ylidene (tBu2Im, C11H20N2, m/z=180), an Arduengo-type carbene, by time- and frequency-resolved photoionization using a picosecond laser system. The energies of several singlet and triplet excited states were calculated by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). The S1 state of the carbene deactivates on a 100 ps time scale possibly via intersystem crossing. In the experiments we observed an additional signal at m/z=196, that was assigned to the oxidation product 1,3-di-tert-butyl-imidazolone, tBu2ImO...
January 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071793/antioxidant-effect-of-natural-table-olives-phenolic-extract-against-oxidative-stress-and-membrane-damage-in-enterocyte-like-cells
#15
Gabriele Serreli, Alessandra Incani, Angela Atzeri, Alberto Angioni, Marco Campus, Emanuele Cauli, Roberto Zurru, Monica Deiana
The phenolic fraction of a naturally fermented cultivar of table olives, "Tonda di Cagliari," was investigated for the ability to protect Caco-2 cells against oxidative stress and membrane damage induced by tert-butyl hydroperoxyde (TBH). TBH exposure resulted in an alteration of cellular redox status, with an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a decrease in reduced glutathione (GSH) level. A loss of the epithelial integrity, as indicated by the decrease of the transepithelial electrical resistance value, was also observed over time, together with an intense lipid peroxidation process...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070717/identification-of-new-synthetic-cannabinoid-adb-chminaca-mab-chminaca-metabolites-in-human-hepatocytes
#16
Jeremy Carlier, Xingxing Diao, Cristina Sempio, Marilyn A Huestis
ADB-CHMINACA (MAB-CHMINACA) is a new synthetic cannabinoid with high potency and many reported adverse events and fatalities. The drug is currently scheduled in several countries in Europe and the USA. Analytical methods need to be developed to confirm ADB-CHMINACA intake for clinical and forensic programs. For many synthetic cannabinoids, parent compound is not detectable in biological samples after intake, making the detection of metabolites the only way to prove consumption. Therefore, detection of ADB-CHMINACA metabolites in biological specimens is critical...
January 9, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070581/structural-and-magnetic-properties-of-semiquinonate-based-al-iii-and-ga-iii-complexes
#17
Chinmoy Das, Pragya Shukla, Lorenzo Sorace, Maheswaran Shanmugam
The reaction of anhydrous MCl3 (M = Al(iii) or Ga(iii)) with one-electron-reduced 3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-ortho-benzoquinone (using metallic sodium) led us to isolate two distinct metal complexes of Al(iii) and Ga(iii), which were structurally and magnetically characterized. Complex 1 crystallized in the monoclinic P21/n space group, whereas 2 crystallized in the triclinic P1[combining macron] space group. Interestingly, whereas the Al(iii) derivative was obtained as a dimer with the molecular formula [Al2(μ-HL(-))2(L˙(-))4] (1) (where L˙(-) is a semiquinonate radical and HL(-) is a monoanionic catecholate ligand), the Ga(iii) derivative crystallized as [Ga(L˙(-))3] (2), which is a polymorph of a previously reported complex...
January 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068065/sustained-nitric-oxide-release-from-a-tertiary-s-nitrosothiol-based-polyphosphazene-coating
#18
Alec Lutzke, Jesus B Tapia, Megan J Neufeld, Melissa M Reynolds
Nitric oxide (NO) occurs naturally in mammalian biochemistry as a critical signaling molecule and exhibits antithrombotic, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties. NO-forming biodegradable polymers have been utilized in the development of antithrombotic or antibacterial materials for biointerfacial applications, including tissue engineering and the fabrication of erodible coatings for medical devices such as stents. Use of such NO-forming polymers has frequently been constrained by short-term release or limited NO storage capacity and has led to the pursuit of new materials with improved NO release function...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067397/water-oxidation-catalyzed-by-a-charge-neutral-mononuclear-ruthenium-iii-complex
#19
Zhongkai Lu, Yan Gao, Hu Chen, Zhao Liu, Licheng Sun
A new charge-neutral Ru(iii) complex RuL(pic)3 (1) (H3L = 3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazole-1,8-dicarboxylic acid, pic = 4-picoline) was synthesized and fully characterized. This complex promoted chemical and photochemical water oxidation efficiently with turnover frequencies of 0.28 s(-1) and 5 min(-1), respectively. In particular, for photochemical water oxidation, complex 1 showed excellent stability and good activity. The X-ray crystal structure, electrochemical results, and the detection of the Ru(IV)-OH intermediate by high-resolution mass spectrometry revealed that complex 1 exchanged its 4-picoline ligand with water at the Ru(III) state to form the authentic water oxidation catalyst...
January 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067367/reply-to-the-comment-on-trans-1-2-disiloxybenzocyclobutene-an-adequate-partner-for-the-auto-oxidation-epr-spin-trapping-and-theoretical-studies-by-h-g-korth-p-mulder-and-t-paul-phys-chem-chem-phys-2017-19-c6cp04187f
#20
Yannick Carissan, Paola Nava, Béatrice Tuccio, Laurent Commeiras, Jean-Luc Parrain
The proposal and the comments made by Korth et al. on a biradical intermediate along the isomerization path of the reaction of trans-1,2-tert-butyldimethyldisilyloxybenzocyclobutene 1 with dioxygen are unsuitable in our case. The mechanism scenario that we proposed is in agreement with our experimental observations. Moreover, new calculations were able to give an answer to the crucial question, "is the biradical an intermediate or a transition state?" together with the localization of the two radicals. This full article is a response to the "Comment on "trans-1,2-Disiloxybenzocyclobutene, an adequate partner for the auto-oxidation: EPR/spin trapping and theoretical studies" by J...
January 9, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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