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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822258/photochemical-oxidation-of-dimethylsulphide-to-dimethylsulphoxide-in-estuarine-and-coastal-waters
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Günther Uher, J Julian Pillans, Angela D Hatton, Robert C Upstill-Goddard
Dimethylsulphide (DMS) photo-oxidation and dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) photoproduction were estimated in 26 laboratory irradiations of coastal samples from NE England (Tyne estuary) and W Scotland (Loch Linnhe and River Nant at Taynuilt). Pseudo-first order rate constants of DMS photo-oxidation (0.038 h(-1) to 0.345 h(-1)) and DMSO photo-production (0.017 h(-1) to 0.283 h(-1)) varied by one order of magnitude and were lowest in the coastal North Sea. Estuarine samples (salinity S < 30) had a mean DMSO yield of 96 ± 16% (n = 14), consistent with 1:1 M conversion via photosensitised oxidation by singlet oxygen...
August 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821667/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-in-the-dorsomedial-striatum-is-a-novel-positive-regulator-of-alcohol-consumption
#2
Oren Even-Chen, Yossi Sadot-Sogrin, Ohad Shaham, Segev Barak
Repeated alcohol intake leads to mesostriatal neuroadaptations, resulting in drinking escalation and addiction phenotypes. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) has been shown to interact with the mesostriatal dopaminergic system, and has been implicated in the actions of psychostimulants in the brain, and in several psychiatric disorders. Here, we report on a positive regulatory feedback loop of alcohol and FGF2 in rodent models. Specifically, we found that acute alcohol exposure (2.5 g/kg, i.p.) increased the mRNA expression of Fgf2 in the dorsal hippocampus, nucleus accumbens and dorsal striatum...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820093/sphingomonas-limnosediminicola-sp-nov-and-sphingomonas-palustris-sp-nov-isolated-from-freshwater-environments
#3
Ji Hee Lee, Dae In Kim, Han Na Choe, Soon Dong Lee, Chi Nam Seong
Two aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, gliding and yellow-pigmented bacteria, designated strains 03SUJ6T and WM95T were isolated from freshwater sediment of Juam reservoir and freshwater of Woopo wetland, Republic of Korea, respectively. Cells of the two strains are motile by gliding and catalase- and oxidase-positive. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity between 03SUJ6T and WM95T was 97.7 %, but their DNA-DNA relatedness was 55.1 %. A maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that 03SUJ6T and WM95T each form independent lineages within the genus Sphingomonas...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792040/splitting-a-dnazyme-enables-a-na-dependent-fret-signal-from-the-embedded-aptamer
#4
Wenhu Zhou, Jinsong Ding, Juewen Liu
Recently, a few Na(+)-specific RNA-cleaving DNAzymes have been reported, and a Na(+) aptamer was identified from the NaA43 and Ce13d DNAzymes. These DNAzymes and the embedded aptamer have been used for Na(+) detection. In this work, we studied the Na(+)-dependent folding of the Ce13d DNAzyme using fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). When a FRET donor and an acceptor were respectively labeled at the ends of the DNAzyme, Na(+) failed to induce an obvious end-to-end distance change, suggesting a rigid global structure...
August 9, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790899/sensory-processing-in-the-dorsolateral-striatum-the-contribution-of-thalamostriatal-pathways
#5
Kevin D Alloway, Jared B Smith, Todd M Mowery, Glenn D R Watson
The dorsal striatum has two functionally-defined subdivisions: a dorsomedial striatum (DMS) region involved in mediating goal-directed behaviors that require conscious effort, and a dorsolateral striatum (DLS) region involved in the execution of habitual behaviors in a familiar sensory context. Consistent with its presumed role in forming stimulus-response (S-R) associations, neurons in DLS receive massive inputs from sensorimotor cortex and are responsive to both active and passive sensory stimulation. While several studies have established that corticostriatal inputs contribute to the stimulus-induced responses observed in the DLS, there is growing awareness that the thalamus has a significant role in conveying sensory-related information to DLS and other parts of the striatum...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782012/comment-on-marine-plastic-debris-emits-a-keystone-infochemical-for-olfactory-foraging-seabirds-by-savoca-et-al
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Gaia Dell'Ariccia, Richard A Phillips, Jan A van Franeker, Nicolas Gaidet, Paulo Catry, José P Granadeiro, Peter G Ryan, Francesco Bonadonna
In their recent paper, Savoca and collaborators (2016) showed that plastic debris in the ocean may acquire a dimethyl sulfide (DMS) signature from biofouling developing on their surface. According to them, DMS emission may represent an olfactory trap for foraging seabirds, which explains patterns of plastic ingestion among procellariiform seabirds. This hypothesis is appealing, but some of the data that Savoca et al. used to support their claim are questionable, resulting in a misclassification of species, as well as other decisions regarding the variables to include in their models...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764937/distinctive-changes-of-l-type-calcium-channels-and-dopamine-receptors-in-the-dorsomedial-and-dorsolateral-striatum-after-the-expression-of-habitual-cocaine-seeking-behaviour-in-rats
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Fang Shen, Shubo Jin, Ying Duan, Jing Liang, Meng Zhang, Fengze Jiang, Nan Sui
Habitual drug-seeking behaviour is essential in the transition from recreational drug use to compulsive drug use and is regulated by the dopamine (DA) system of the dorsal striatum (DS). However, a comparative study of the two subtypes of DA receptors, D1 receptors (D1R) and D2 receptors (D2R), which have opposite regulatory functions, in habitual drug-seeking behaviour is absent. Moreover, the effects of L-type calcium channels (LTCCs) and the subtypes Cav1.2 and Cav1.3, which are downstream of D1R and D2R, respectively, on habitual drug-seeking behaviour have yet to be revealed...
July 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763056/methanethiol-dependent-dimethylsulfide-production-in-soil-environments
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Ornella Carrión, Jennifer Pratscher, Andrew R J Curson, Beth T Williams, Wayne G Rostant, J Colin Murrell, Jonathan D Todd
Dimethylsulfide (DMS) is an environmentally important trace gas with roles in sulfur cycling, signalling to higher organisms and in atmospheric chemistry. DMS is believed to be predominantly produced in marine environments via microbial degradation of the osmolyte dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP). However, significant amounts of DMS are also generated from terrestrial environments, for example, peat bogs can emit ~6 μmol DMS m(-2) per day, likely via the methylation of methanethiol (MeSH). A methyltransferase enzyme termed 'MddA', which catalyses the methylation of MeSH, generating DMS, in a wide range of bacteria and some cyanobacteria, may mediate this process, as the mddA gene is abundant in terrestrial metagenomes...
August 1, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748514/a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-total-glucosides-of-peony-combined-with-methotrexate-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Zhi-Tao Feng, Juan Xu, Guo-Chao He, San-Jin Cai, Juan Li, Zhi-Gang Mei
To assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of total glucoside of peony (TGP) and methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on the traditional Chinese active component TGP combined with MTX vs. MTX alone for the treatment of RA was collected by searching the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP Journals database, and Wanfang database up to February 2017. Study selection, data extraction, data synthesis, and data analyses were performed according to the Cochrane standards...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734350/dried-urine-spots-a-novel-sampling-technique-for-comprehensive-lc-ms-n-drug-screening
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Julian A Michely, Markus R Meyer, Hans H Maurer
Dried matrix spot (DMS) technique as alternative sampling strategy, especially dried urine spots (DUS), might be an alternative for drug screening. So far only particular drugs or drug classes were covered in DMS screenings. Therefore, workup of DUS for a broad comprehensive library-based LC-MS(n) screening was developed. It consisted of enzymatic on-spot deconjugation followed by liquid extraction and LC-MS(n) analysis. This workup was compared to established urine precipitation (UP) and validated according to international guidelines for qualitative approaches, using exemplary compounds of several drug classes (antidepressants, benzodiazepines, cardiovascular drugs, neuroleptics, opioids, stimulants, etc...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733968/on-the-nature-of-mass-spectrometer-analyzer-contamination
#11
Yang Kang, Bradley B Schneider, Thomas R Covey
Sample throughput in electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is limited by the need for frequent ion path cleaning to remove accumulated debris that can lead to charging and general performance degradation. Contamination of ion optics within the vacuum system is particularly problematic as routine cleaning requires additional time for cycling the vacuum pumps. Differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) can select targeted ion species for transmission, thereby reducing the total number of charged particles entering the vacuum system...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733584/therapeutic-effects-of-sphingosine-kinase-inhibitor-n-n-dimethylsphingosine-dms-in-experimental-chronic-chagas-disease-cardiomyopathy
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Juliana Fraga Vasconcelos, Cássio Santana Meira, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Carolina Kymie Vasques Nonaka, Pâmela Santana Daltro, Simone Garcia Macambira, Pablo Daniel Domizi, Valéria Matos Borges, Ricardo Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Chagas disease cardiomyopathy is a parasite-driven inflammatory disease to which there are no effective treatments. Here we evaluated the therapeutic potential of N,N-dimethylsphingosine(DMS), which blocks the production of sphingosine-1-phosphate(S1P), a mediator of cellular events during inflammatory responses, in a model of chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy. DMS-treated, Trypanosoma cruzi-infected mice had a marked reduction of cardiac inflammation, fibrosis and galectin-3 expression when compared to controls...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733394/genetic-interaction-mapping-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-using-the-pombe-epistasis-mapper-pem-system-and-a-rotor-hda-colony-replicating-robot-in-a-1536-array-format
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Assen Roguev, Jiewei Xu, Nevan Krogan
This protocol describes an optimized high-throughput procedure for generating double deletion mutants in Schizosaccharomyces pombe using the colony replicating robot ROTOR HDA and the PEM (pombe epistasis mapper) system. The method is based on generating high-density colony arrays (1536 colonies per agar plate) and passaging them through a series of antidiploid and mating-type selection (ADS-MTS) and double-mutant selection (DMS) steps. Detailed program parameters for each individual replication step are provided...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732261/predictors-of-disclosure-management-behavior-at-the-end-of-1-year-follow-up-in-korean-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
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Sang-Ahm Lee, Soon-Kee No, Hyungkook Park, Ok-Joon Kim, Jee-Hyun Kwon, Ji-Yeon Ryu, Sang-Moo Lee, Kwang-Deog Jo
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is a concealable stigmatizing condition. We investigated the factors predicting disclosure management behavior in Korean adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS: This longitudinal multicenter study included Korean adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Using statistical analyses, we determined at the end of a 1-year follow-up whether Disclosure Management Scale (DMS) scores were predicted by demographic, clinical, and psychosocial variables, including felt stigma, stress coping style, personality traits, social support, and experienced discrimination from society...
July 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726800/role-of-nicotinamide-n-methyltransferase-in-dorsal-striatum-in-cocaine-place-preference
#15
Li Luo, Fei-Fei Shang, Hailei Long, Linhong Jiang, Ruiming Zhu, Qian Zhao, Hui Gu, Jueying Kong, Wei Xu, Yinglan Zhao, Xiaobo Cen
Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) transfers the methyl from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) to nicotinamide (NA) to produce S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine (SAH) and 1-methylnicotinamide (MeN). NNMT has been implicated in a variety of diseases; however, the role of NNMT in drug addiction is largely unknown. Here, we found that the expression of Nnmt was significantly upregulated in the dorsal striatum (DS) of cocaine-conditioned mice. Cocaine significantly decreased SAM/SAH ratio levels in the DS, which was accompanied with the decreased activities of Rac1 and RhoA...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715183/dimethyl-sulfoxide-complexes-detected-at-ambient-conditions
#16
Anne S Hansen, Henrik G Kjaergaard
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an important intermediate in the atmospheric oxidation of dimethyl sulfide (DMS). DMS, emitted from the ocean, is the main natural sulfur source, and its oxidation products are essential in the formation of sulfate aerosols. The high atmospheric concentration of water makes hydrogen bonding with DMS and its oxidation products likely. Through hydrogen bonding, water can potentially catalyze and affect the steps of the oxidation. We investigate binary hydrogen-bound complexes involving DMSO...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713248/deep-brain-magnetic-stimulation-promotes-neurogenesis-and-restores-cholinergic-activity-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Junli Zhen, Yanjing Qian, Jian Fu, Ruijun Su, Haiting An, Wei Wang, Yan Zheng, Xiaomin Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive decline of memory and cognitive functions. Deep magnetic stimulation (DMS), a noninvasive and nonpharmacological brain stimulation, has been reported to alleviate stress-related cognitive impairment in neuropsychiatric disorders. Our previous study also discovered the preventive effect of DMS on cognitive decline in an AD mouse model. However, the underlying mechanism must be explored further. In this study, we investigated the effect of DMS on spatial learning and memory functions, neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG), as well as expression and activity of the cholinergic system in a transgenic mouse model of AD (5XFAD)...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711684/folding-of-the-silver-aptamer-in-a-dnazyme-probed-by-2-aminopurine-fluorescence
#18
Runjhun Saran, Lu Yao, Peter Hoang, Juewen Liu
The RNA-cleaving Ag10c DNAzyme was recently isolated via in vitro selection and it can bind two Ag(+) ions for activity. The Ag10c contains a well-defined Ag(+) binding aptamer as indicated by DMS footprinting. Since aptamer binding is often accompanied with conformational changes, we herein used 2-aminopurine (2AP) to probe its folding in the presence of Ag(+). The Ag10c was respectively labeled with 2AP at three different positions, both in the substrate strand and in the enzyme strand. Ag(+)-induced folding was observed at the substrate cleavage junction and the A9 position of the enzyme strand, consistent with aptamer binding...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708670/color-pupillography-in-dorsal-midbrain-syndrome
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Carina B Kelbsch, Fumiatsu Maeda, Torsten Strasser, Tobias M Peters, Barbara J C Wilhelm, Helmut M Wilhelm
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pupil response to chromatic stimuli in patients with lesions in the dorsal midbrain and possibly gain new insights into the afferent pupillary pathways. METHODS: Color pupillography was performed in 5 patients with dorsal midbrain syndrome (DMS), and their results were compared with those of 20 healthy control subjects. We used full-field red stimuli (605 nm) that primarily address the rod/cone system and blue stimuli (420 nm) that preferentially activate intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) directly, with a duration of 4 seconds and a stimulus intensity of 28 lx corneal illumination under mesopic conditions...
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704484/apoptosis-by-pt-o-o-acac-%C3%AE-acac-dms-requires-pkc-%C3%AE-mediated-p53-activation-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Antonella Muscella, Carla Vetrugno, Luca Giulio Cossa, Giovanna Antonaci, Amilcare Barca, Sandra Angelica De Pascali, Francesco Paolo Fanizzi, Santo Marsigliante
Mesothelioma cancer cells have epithelioid or sarcomatoid morphology. The worst prognosis is associated with sarcomatoid phenotype and resistance to therapy is affected by cells heterogeneity. We recently showed that in ZL55 mesothelioma cell line of epithelioid origin [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] (Ptac2S) has an antiproliferative effect in vitro and in vivo. Aim of this work was to extend the study on the effects of Ptac2S on ZL34 cell line, representative of sarcomatoid mesothelioma. ZL34 cells were used to assay the antitumor activity of Ptac2S in a mouse xenograft model in vivo...
2017: PloS One
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