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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640590/chlorin-e6-functionalized-theranostic-multistage-nanovectors-transported-by-stem-cells-for-effective-photodynamic-therapy
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Simo Näkki, Jonathan Martinez, Michael Evangelopoulos, Wujun Xu, Vesa-Pekka Lehto, Ennio Tasciotti
Approaches to achieve site-specific and targeted delivery that provide an effective solution to reduce negative, off target side-effects are urgently needed for cancer therapy. Here, we utilized a Trojan horse-like strategy to carry photosensitizer Chlorin e6 conjugated porous silicon multistage nanovectors with tumor homing mesenchymal stem cells for targeted photodynamic therapy and diagnosis. The inherent versatility of multistage nanovectors permitted the conjugation of photosensitizers to enable precise cell death induction (60%) upon photodynamic therapy, while simultaneously retaining the loading capacity to load various payloads, such as antitumor drugs and diagnostic nanoparticles...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636529/bladder-cancer-and-water-disinfection-by-product-exposures-through-multiple-routes-a-population-based-case-control-study-new-england-usa
#2
Laura E Beane Freeman, Kenneth P Cantor, Dalsu Baris, John R Nuckols, Alison Johnson, Joanne S Colt, Molly Schwenn, Mary H Ward, Jay H Lubin, Richard Waddell, G Monawar Hosain, Chris Paulu, Richard McCoy, Lee E Moore, An-Tsun Huang, Nat Rothman, Margaret R Karagas, Debra T Silverman
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of disinfection byproducts has been associated with bladder cancer in multiple studies. Although associations with other routes of exposure have been suggested, epidemiologic evidence is limited. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the relationship between bladder cancer and total, chlorinated, and brominated trihalomethanes (THMs) through various exposure routes. METHODS: In a population-based case-control study in New England ( cases; controls), we estimated lifetime exposure to THMs from ingestion, showering/bathing, and hours of swimming pool use...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636099/spectators-or-participants-how-can-setac-become-more-engaged-in-international-climate-change-research-programs
#3
Ralph G Stahl, Jennifer L Stauber, William H Clements
Environmental toxicologists and chemists have been crucial to evaluating the chemical fate and toxicological effects of environmental contaminants, including chlorinated pesticides, before and after Rachel Carson's publication of Silent Spring in 1962. Like chlorinated pesticides previously, global climate change is widely considered to be one of the most important environmental challenges of our time. Over the past 30 yr, climate scientists and modelers have shown that greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4 cause radiative forcing (climate forcing) and lead to increased global temperatures...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634609/snar-catalysis-enhanced-by-an-aromatic-donor-acceptor-interaction-facile-access-to-chlorinated-polyfluoroarenes
#4
Sameera Senaweera, Jimmie D Weaver
Selective catalytic SNAr reaction of polyfluoroaryl C-F bonds with chloride is shown. Stoichiometric TMSCl makes the reaction exergonic and allows catalysis, which involves ground state elevation of chloride, aromatic donor-acceptor interactions, and stabilization of the Meisenheimer complex. Traditional cross-coupling of the products is now possible and demonstrates the utility.
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634338/coumarin-benzimidazole-hybrids-as-a-potent-antimicrobial-agent-synthesis-and-biological-elevation
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L Ravithej Singh, Srinivasa Rao Avula, Sneha Raj, Akanksha Srivastava, Gopala Reddy Palnati, C K M Tripathi, Mukesh Pasupuleti, Koneni V Sashidhara
Molecular hybridization approach is an emerging tool in drug discovery for designing new pharmacophores with biological activity. A novel, new series of coumarin-benzimidazole hybrids were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Among all the synthesized molecules, compound (E)-3-(2-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)-1-((4-chlorobenzyl)oxy)imino)ethyl)-2H-chromen-2-one showed the most promising broad spectrum antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Proteus vulgaris...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633911/fate-of-metals-and-emissions-of-organic-pollutants-from-torrefaction-of-waste-wood-msw-and-rdf
#6
Mar Edo, Nils Skoglund, Qiuju Gao, Per-Erik Persson, Stina Jansson
Torrefaction of municipal solid waste (MSW), refuse-derived fuel (RDF), and demolition and construction wood (DC) was performed at 220°C and a residence time of 90min in a bench-scale reactor. The levels of toxic polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and dibenzofurans (PCDF) contained in emission from the torrefaction process were evaluated. In addition, main ash-forming elements and trace metals in the raw feedstock and char were determined. The use of MSW in fuel blends with DC resulted in lower PCDD and PCDF emissions after torrefaction, compared with the RDF blends...
June 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633898/2-chlorophenyl-substituted-benzofuro-3-2-b-pyridines-with-enhanced-topoisomerase-inhibitory-activity-the-role-of-the-chlorine-substituent
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Til Bahadur Thapa Magar, Tara Man Kadayat, Hwa-Jong Lee, Seojeong Park, Ganesh Bist, Aarajana Shrestha, Youngjoo Kwon, Eung-Seok Lee
A new series of 2-chloropheny-substituted benzofuro[3,2-b]pyridines were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for topoisomerase I and II inhibition and antiproliferative activity. Compounds 17-19, 23, 24, 26, and 27 exhibited excellent topo II inhibitory activity. A systematic structure-activity relationship study revealed the important role of chlorine substitution in the strong topoisomerase inhibitory activity.
June 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631818/inactivation-of-bacillus-cereus-spores-on-red-chili-peppers-using-a-combined-treatment-of-aqueous-chlorine-dioxide-and-hot-air-drying
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Songyi Kim, Huyong Lee, Jee-Hoon Ryu, Hoikyung Kim
The effect of a combined treatment using aqueous chlorine dioxide (ClO2 ) and hot-air drying to inactivate Bacillus cereus spores on red chili peppers was evaluated. Ten washed and dried pepper samples, each comprising half of a single pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), were inoculated with B. cereus spore suspension. The inoculated samples were washed with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl; 50, 100, or 200 μg/mL) or ClO2 (50, 100, or 200 μg/mL) solution for 1 min and then air-dried (25 ± 1 °C, 47 ± 1% relative humidity), which was followed by drying with hot air at 55 °C for up to 48 h...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630924/capturing-the-radical-ion-pair-intermediate-in-dna-guanine-oxidation
#9
Jialong Jie, Kunhui Liu, Lidan Wu, Hongmei Zhao, Di Song, Hongmei Su
Although the radical ion pair has been frequently invoked as a key intermediate in DNA oxidative damage reactions and photoinduced electron transfer processes, the unambiguous detection and characterization of this species remain formidable and unresolved due to its extremely unstable nature and low concentration. We use the strategy that, at cryogenic temperatures, the transient species could be sufficiently stabilized to be detectable spectroscopically. By coupling the two techniques (the cryogenic stabilization and the time-resolved laser flash photolysis spectroscopy) together, we are able to capture the ion-pair transient G(+•)⋯Cl(-) in the chlorine radical-initiated DNA guanine (G) oxidation reaction, and provide direct evidence to ascertain the intricate type of addition/charge separation mechanism underlying guanine oxidation...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628840/nasal-epithelium-injury-by-chlorination-products-and-other-stressors-predicts-persistent-sensitization-to-aeroallergens-in-young-schoolchildren
#10
Alfred Bernard, Antonia Sardella, Catherine Voisin, Xavier Dumont
BACKGROUND: Allergic sensitization during childhood is a dynamic process with a substantial rate of remission. Factors influencing this process are largely unknown. METHODS: We conducted a two-year prospective study among 121 schoolchildren (mean age, 5.8 years; 64 boys). We measured urea, club cell protein (CC16), β2-microglobulin and albumin in nasal lavage fluid (NALF) and IgE to cat, pollen or house dust mite (HDM) in nasal mucosa fluid. RESULTS: Odds of persistent sensitization to any aeroallergen increased across baseline ascending tertiles of urea-adjusted β2-microglobulin or albumin and descending tertiles of albumin- or β2-microglobulin-adjusted CC16 (P-trend = 0...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627569/porphyrin-based-photosensitizers-and-their-dna-conjugates-for-singlet-oxygen-induced-nucleic-acid-interstrand-crosslinking
#11
Eva M Llamas, João P C Tome, João M M Rodrigues, Tomás Torres, Annemieke Madder
The development of methods for the generation of site-selective interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) in synthetic oligonucleotides provides a platform for the study of ICL repair mechanisms and the stabilisation of DNA-based materials. Our group has previously reported on the use of a furan moiety as a masked reactive functionality for ICL generation and recently introduced the use of (1)O2 as an efficient light-induced oxidant. Here, the use of porphyrin-based photosensitizers (PSs) has been explored for ICL generation...
June 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625566/advances-in-bioremediation-of-1-4-dioxane-contaminated-waters
#12
Shu Zhang, Phillip B Gedalanga, Shaily Mahendra
1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant of emerging concern that has been found widespread in groundwater, surface water, and drinking water environments. Many states are implementing lower regulatory advisory levels based on the toxicological profile of 1,4-dioxane and the potential public health risks. However, the unique chemical properties of 1,4-dioxane, such as high water solubility, low Henry's law constant, and importantly, the co-occurrence with chlorinated solvents and other contaminants, increase the challenges to efficiently cleanup 1,4-dioxane...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624942/toxicity-of-56-substances-to-trees
#13
Lauge Peter Westergaard Clausen, Stefan Trapp
Toxicity data of substances to higher plants is needed for the purpose of risk assessment, site evaluation, phytoremediation, and plant protection. However, the results from the most common phytotoxicity tests, like the OECD algae and Lemna test, are not necessarily valid for higher terrestrial plants. The willow tree toxicity test uses inhibition of transpiration (aside of growth and water use efficiency) of willow cuttings grown in spiked solutions or soils as end point to quantify toxicity. This overview presents results from 60 studies including 24 new unpublished experiments for 56 different chemicals or substrates...
June 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624634/impact-of-upgrading-wastewater-treatment-plant-on-the-removal-of-typical-methyl-oxygenated-chlorinated-and-parent-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#14
Meng Qiao, Wei Cao, Bochuan Liu, Yaohui Bai, Weixiao Qi, Xu Zhao, Jiuhui Qu
Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) secondary effluent is a main source for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (SPAHs) to wastewater receiving rivers in Beijing. The treatment technologies are being upgraded in the WWTPs as the tertiary treatment. To assess the improvement of the removal efficiencies of PAHs and SPAHs after the treatment upgrading, we investigated 16 PAHs and 4 types of SPAHs in the secondary and tertiary treatment process in 5 major WWTPs. Most of the parent PAHs, methyl PAHs, oxygenated PAHs and chlorinated PAHs were detected in the influent, secondary and tertiary effluent...
June 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622970/congener-specific-determination-of-ultratrace-levels-of-chlorinated-and-brominated-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-atmosphere-and-industrial-stack-gas-by-isotopic-dilution-gas-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-method
#15
Rong Jin, Guorui Liu, Minghui Zheng, Heidelore Fiedler, Xiaoxu Jiang, Lili Yang, Xiaolin Wu, Yang Xu
Isotopic dilution gas chromatography combined with high resolution mass spectrometry (GC/HRMS) has overwhelming advantages with respect to the accuracy of congener-specific ultratrace analysis of complex persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in environmental matrices. However, an isotopic dilution GC/HRMS method for analysis of chlorinated and brominated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Cl-PAHs and Br-PAHs) using (13)C-labelled congeners as internal standards has not been established. In this study, a method for identification and quantification of 38 congeners of Cl-PAHs and Br-PAHs in atmosphere and stack gas samples from waste incinerators was developed using the isotopic dilution GC/HRMS technique...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622905/discovery-of-novel-somatostatin-receptor-subtype-5-sstr5-antagonists-pharmacological-studies-and-design-to-improve-pharmacokinetic-profiles-and-human-ether-a-go-go-related-gene-herg-inhibition
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Takeshi Yamasaki, Hideki Hirose, Tohru Yamashita, Nobuyuki Takakura, Sachie Morimoto, Takashi Nakahata, Asato Kina, Yoshihide Nakano, Yumiko Okano Tamura, Jun Sugama, Tomoyuki Odani, Yuji Shimizu, Shinji Iwasaki, Masanori Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Shizuo Kasai
Somatostatin (SST) is a peptide hormone comprising 14 or 28 amino acids that inhibits endocrine and exocrine secretion via five distinct G-protein-coupled receptors (SSTR1-5). SSTR5 has an important role in inhibiting the secretion of pancreatic and gastrointestinal hormones (e.g., insulin, GLP-1, PYY) through the binding of SSTs; hence, SSTR5 antagonists are expected to be novel anti-diabetic drugs. In the course of our lead generation program of SSTR5 antagonists, we have discovered a novel spiroazetidine derivative 3a...
June 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622629/bacterial-community-dynamics-in-a-cooling-tower-with-emphasis-on-pathogenic-bacteria-and-legionella-species-using-universal-and-genus-specific-deep-sequencing
#17
Rui P A Pereira, Jörg Peplies, Manfred G Höfle, Ingrid Brettar
Cooling towers are the major source of outbreaks of legionellosis in Europe and worldwide. These outbreaks are mostly associated with Legionella species, primarily L. pneumophila, and its surveillance in cooling tower environments is of high relevance to public health. In this study, a combined NGS-based approach was used to study the whole bacterial community, specific waterborne and water-based bacterial pathogens, especially Legionella species, targeting the 16S rRNA gene. This approach was applied to water from a cooling tower obtained by monthly sampling during two years...
June 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620710/investigation-of-some-disinfection-chemicals-and-water-quality-parameters-in-swimming-pools-in-the-city-center-and-districts-of-canakkale-turkey
#18
Tolga Uysal, Selehattin Yilmaz, Muhammet Turkoglu, Murat Sadikoglu
In this study, the variations in concentrations of some disinfection chemicals such as cyanuric acid (CyA), free chlorine (FC), and residual chlorine (RC), which affect human health, were investigated in the water of swimming pools. In addition, quality parameters such as temperature, pH, and total alkalinity (TA) in 44 swimming pools located in the city center and districts of Canakkale, Turkey, were examined in the summer period. While FC and RC amounts were analyzed using tablet tests with N-N-diethyl phenylenediamine (DPD 1) and potassium iodine (DPD 3) using the colorimetric method in the comparator, TA and CyA levels were measured with a photometric method...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620223/a-facile-green-synthetic-route-for-the-preparation-of-highly-active-%C3%AE-al2o3-from-aluminum-foil-waste
#19
Ahmed I Osman, Jehad K Abu-Dahrieh, Mathew McLaren, Fathima Laffir, Peter Nockemann, David Rooney
A novel green preparation route to prepare nano-mesoporous γ-Al2O3 from AlCl3.6H2O derived from aluminum foil waste and designated as ACFL550 is demonstrated, which showed higher surface area, larger pore volume, stronger acidity and higher surface area compared to γ-Al2O3 that is produced from the commercial AlCl3 precursor, AC550. The produced crystalline AlCl3.6H2O and Al(NO3)3.9H2O in the first stage of the preparation method were characterized by single-crystal XRD, giving two crystal structures, a trigonal (R-3c) and monoclinic (P21/c) structure, respectively...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618281/chlor-am-ination-of-iopamidol-kinetics-pathways-and-disinfection-by-products-formation
#20
Fu-Xiang Tian, Bin Xu, Yi-Li Lin, Chen-Yan Hu, Tian-Yang Zhang, Sheng-Ji Xia, Wen-Hai Chu, Nai-Yun Gao
The degradation kinetics, pathways and disinfection by-products (DBPs) formation of iopamidol by chlorine and chloramines were investigated in this paper. The chlorination kinetics can be well described by a second-order model. The apparent second-order rate constants of iopamidol chlorination significantly increased with solution pH. The rate constants of iopamidol with HOCl and OCl(-) were calculated as (1.66 ± 0.09) × 10(-3) M(-1) s(-1) and (0.45± 0.02) M(-1) s(-1), respectively. However, the chloramination of iopamidol fitted well with third-order kinetics and the maximum of the apparent rate constant occurred at pH 7...
June 5, 2017: Chemosphere
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