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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738576/development-of-ph-responsive-polymer-and-citrate-aqueous-two-phase-system-for-extractive-bioconversion-of-cefprozil
#1
Jialing Chen, Zhaoyang Ding, Hongxia Pan, Xuejun Cao
A pH-responsive aqueous two-phase system (pH-ATPS) has been developed by sodium citrate and a recyclable pH-responsive polymer PADB6.8 that can response to the change of pH values. Phase separation mechanism is studied through Low field-NMR. All variables affecting the phase separation are evaluated. Phase characteristics (viscosity, density, interfacial tension) and phase separation kinetic are studied for understanding of separation process and operational parameters in applications. This pH-ATPS has the characters of low interfacial tension, high recovery leading efficient mass transfer and low cost...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738449/pbpk-modeling-of-the-effect-of-reduced-kidney-function-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-drugs-excreted-renally-by-organic-anion-transporters
#2
C-H Hsueh, V Hsu, P Zhao, L Zhang, K M Giacomini, S-M Huang
Altered pharmacokinetics (PK) in subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may lead to dosing adjustment of certain drugs in subjects with CKD. It can be valuable to quantitatively predict PK in CKD for the management of drug dosing in these subjects. We developed physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models of seven renally eliminated drugs: adefovir, avibactam, entecavir, famotidine, ganciclovir, oseltamivir carboxylate, and sitagliptin. These drugs are all substrates of renal organic anion transporters (OATs)...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738328/a-novel-role-for-mir-520a-3p-in-regulating-egfr-expression-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Rui Zhang, Rui Liu, Chang Liu, Yahan Niu, Jianguo Zhang, Baoliang Guo, Chen-Yu Zhang, Jing Li, Jie Yang, Xi Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been consistently demonstrated to be involved in colorectal cancer as either tumour oncogenes or tumour suppressors. However, the detailed role of miR-520a-3p in colorectal cancer remains poorly understood. METHODS: Quantitative RT-PCR and western blotting assays were used to measure miR-520a-3p and EGFR expression levels in colorectal cancer tissues, respectively. Luciferase reporter assay was employed to validate the direct targeting of EGFR by miR-520a-3p...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738283/visual-and-reversible-carbon-dioxide-sensing-enabled-by-doctor-blade-coated-macroporous-photonic-crystals
#4
Yi-Han Lin, Shing-Yi Suen, Hongta Yang
With significant impacts of carbon dioxide on global climate change, carbon dioxide sensing is of great importance. However, most of the existing sensing technologies are prone to interferences from carbon monoxide, or suffer from the use of sophisticated instruments. This research reports the development of reproducible carbon dioxide sensor using roll-to-roll compatible doctor blade coated three-dimensional macroporous photonic crystals. The pores are functionalized with amine groups to allow the reaction with carbon dioxide in the presence of humidity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738202/predicting-carbon-benefits-from-climate-smart-agriculture-high-resolution-carbon-mapping-and-uncertainty-assessment-in-el-salvador
#5
Sean Patrick Kearney, Nicholas C Coops, Kai M A Chan, Steven J Fonte, Pablo Siles, Sean M Smukler
Agroforestry management in smallholder agriculture can provide climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits and has been promoted as 'climate-smart agriculture' (CSA), yet has generally been left out of international and voluntary carbon (C) mitigation agreements. A key reason for this omission is the cost and uncertainty of monitoring C at the farm scale in heterogeneous smallholder landscapes. A largely overlooked alternative is to monitor C at more aggregated scales and develop C contracts with groups of land owners, community organizations or C aggregators working across entire landscapes (e...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738198/stability-of-cognitive-development-during-the-first-five-years-of-life-in-relation-to-heavy-metal-concentrations-in-umbilical-cord-blood-mothers-and-children-s-environmental-health-moceh-birth-cohort-study
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Hyungmin Lee, Hyewon Park, Eunhee Ha, Yun-Chul Hong, Mina Ha, Hyesook Park, Bung-Nyun Kim, Soo-Jeong Lee, Kyung Yeon Lee, Ja Hyeong Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yangho Kim
The objective of this study was to investigate stability of cognitive development during the first five years of life in relation to heavy metal concentrations in umbilical cord blood in Korean children. This research is part of the Mothers' and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study, a multi-center prospective birth cohort study of pregnant women in Korea who were recruited from 2006 to 2010. We analyzed the complete follow-up data of children who were 5years-old in 2016. We measured lead, mercury, and cadmium levels in the umbilical cord blood of 251 children, and analyzed them, for whom neurodevelopmental data were available...
July 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738151/effect-of-headgroup-variation-on-the-self-assembly-of-cationic-surfactants-with-sulfonatocalix-6-arene
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Véronique Wintgens, József Gábor Harangozó, Zsombor Miskolczy, Jean-Michel Guigner, Catherine Amiel, Laszlo Biczok
The effect of headgroup variation on the association of supramolecular amphiphiles composed of 4-sulfonatocalix[6]arene (SCX6) and cationic surfactant possessing tetradecyl substituent was studied in aqueous solutions at pH 7. When the surfactant contained hydrophilic trimethylammonium, pyridinium, or 1-methylimidazolium headgroup, highly reversible temperature-responsive nanoparticle-supramolecular micelle transformation could be attained at appropriately chosen component mixing ratios and NaCl concentrations...
July 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738082/short-term-sleep-deprivation-leads-to-decreased-systemic-redox-metabolites-and-altered-epigenetic-status
#8
Malav S Trivedi, Dana Holger, Anh Tuyet Bui, Travis J A Craddock, Jaime L Tartar
Sleep is critical for repair as well as the rejuvenation processes in the body and many of these functions are regulated via underlying cellular metabolic homeostasis. Changes in sleep pattern are reported to alter such metabolic function resulting in altered disease susceptibility or behavior. Here, we measured the extent to which overnight total sleep deprivation (SD) in young adult humans can influence systemic (plasma-derived) redox-metabolism including the major antioxidant, glutathione as well as DNA methylation levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738023/cluster-assembly-route-to-a-novel-octagonal-two-dimensional-zno-monolayer
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Prashant V Gaikwad, Pradeep K Pujari, Sudip Chakroborty, Anjali Kshirsagar
To explore the possibility of cluster assembly resulting in a two-dimensional (2D) stable monolayer of ZnO, a systematic study is performed on the structural evolution of bare and passivated stoichiometric clusters of [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], using density-functional-theory-based first principles electronic structure calculations. The changes in hybridization are investigated with the aid of the site-projected partial density of states and partial charge density, while the effect of passivation and size on the ionicity of the cluster is studied using Bader charge analysis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737985/evaluation-of-patient-migration-patterns-and-related-health-care-costs-within-a-national-medicare-advantage-prescription-drug-plan-after-implementation-of-an-oxycodone-hcl-extended-release-access-restriction
#10
Chi-Chang Chen, Ajita P De, Brian Sweet, Rolin L Wade
BACKGROUND: Health plans use formulary restrictions (e.g., prior authorization, step therapy, tier change, nonformulary status) in an effort to control cost and promote quality, safety, and appropriate prescription utilization. Some Medicare payers perceive that the inclusion of certain agents, such as branded oxycodone HCl extended-release tablets (OERs), on their formularies is associated with attracting high-cost members to the plan. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate disenrollment rates, patient migration, and subsequent health care costs among OER users who disenrolled from a national Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan (study-MAPD) in the plan year following OER nonformulary restriction...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737912/molecular-structure-equilibrium-conformation-and-ring-puckering-motion-in-1-1-3-3-tetramethylcyclobutane-an-electron-diffraction-investigation-augmented-by-molecular-orbital-and-normal-coordinate-calculations
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Kenneth Hedberg, Lise Hedberg, Jason Sandwich
The molecule cyclobutane (CB) has a non-planar carbon skeleton folded around a line connecting diagonally opposite atoms. The puckering angle (the change from planarity) of about 30° is generally attributed to steric repulsion between the four sets of adjacent methylene groups which would be opposed in a planar ring and is relieved by the puckering. According to this criterion, a similar molecule, 1,1,3,3-tetramethylcyclobutene (TMCB), in which adjacent methylene groups do not exist, would be expected to have a planar ring in the equilibrium form...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737790/tuning-the-gap-of-lead-based-halide-perovskites-by-introducing-superalkali-species-at-the-cationic-sites-of-abx3-type-structure
#13
C Paduani, Andrew M Rappe
We study with scalar relativistic density functional theory (DFT) calculations the effect of changes in the ionicity of the bonding mechanism and charge donation on the structure and electronic properties of new lead halide perovskites which show promising performance in optoelectronic applications as long-wave infrared detectors and thermoelectrics. Our results provide evidence that the band gap of these compounds can be tuned upon the introduction of appropriate superalkali moieties at the cationic A-sites in the CsPbI3-type structure...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737778/intense-redox-driven-chiroptical-switching-with-a-580-mv-hysteresis-actuated-through-reversible-dimerization-of-an-azoniahelicene
#14
Jochen R Brandt, Lubomír Pospíšil, Lucie Bednárová, Rosenildo Correa da Costa, Andrew J P White, Tadashi Mori, Filip Teplý, Matthew J Fuchter
Electrochemical reduction of an azoniahelicene affords a dimer, accompanied by a strong change in the electronic circular dichroism. The fast dimerisation event leads to a >500 mV shift of the oxidation potential, affording a large area of bistability, where the chiroptical signal only depends on the redox history.
July 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737767/sensitive-and-non-invasive-method-for-the-in-vivo-analysis-of-membrane-permeability-in-small-animals
#15
Andrea Fernandez-Carrera, Eva Vigo, Carla Regueiro-Rodríguez, África González-Fernández, David Olivieri, Luiz S Aroeira
Tissue membranes are boundaries that isolate organs or cavities in the body. These semi-permeable membranes are responsible for passive protection that acts through the regulation of nutrient absorption, secretion and filtration of small molecules. These functions could be altered as a consequence of inflammation or trauma, which in turn could lead to changes in permeability, allowing the entrance of toxins, antigens, proteins or facilitating the spread of tumors. Membrane permeability therefore plays an important role in numerous diseases...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737745/electromagnetized-gold-nanoparticles-mediate-direct-lineage-reprogramming-into-induced-dopamine-neurons-in-vivo-for-parkinson-s-disease-therapy
#16
Junsang Yoo, Euiyeon Lee, Hee Young Kim, Dong-Ho Youn, Junghyun Jung, Hongwon Kim, Yujung Chang, Wonwoong Lee, Jaein Shin, Soonbong Baek, Wonhee Jang, Won Jun, Soochan Kim, Jongki Hong, Hi-Joon Park, Christopher J Lengner, Sang Hyun Moh, Youngeun Kwon, Jongpil Kim
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are physical energy fields generated by electrically charged objects, and specific ranges of EMF can influence numerous biological processes, which include the control of cell fate and plasticity. In this study, we show that electromagnetized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in the presence of specific EMF conditions facilitate an efficient direct lineage reprogramming to induced dopamine neurons in vitro and in vivo. Remarkably, electromagnetic stimulation leads to a specific activation of the histone acetyltransferase Brd2, which results in histone H3K27 acetylation and a robust activation of neuron-specific genes...
July 17, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737666/the-role-of-aopp-in-age-related-bone-loss-and-the-potential-benefits-of-berry-anthocyanins
#17
REVIEW
Melissa M Melough, Xin Sun, Ock K Chun
Age-related bone loss is a major factor in osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among the elderly. Because bone homeostasis involves a balance between bone formation and resorption, multiple mechanisms may induce age-dependent changes in bone. Oxidative stress is one such factor that contributes to the pathology of aging-associated osteoporosis (AAO). Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) are a biomarker of oxidant-mediated protein damage, and can also act to increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby perpetuating oxidative damage...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737638/a-bone-health-intervention-for-chinese-immigrants-in-santa-clara-county
#18
Joanne Zou, Michelle DeCoux Hampton, Kate Shade, Leonard Kaku
BACKGROUND: Among Chinese immigrants, osteoporosis is undertreated, misdiagnosed, and a leading cause of fragility fractures. In orthopaedic surgery departments, prevention education and health behavior change programs are necessary to improve their bone health. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education program on participants' self-efficacy with regard to exercise and nutrition when provided by an orthopaedic surgery team during an annual Chinese Health Fair in Santa Clara County, CA...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737484/the-effect-of-fiber-and-prebiotics-on-children-s-gastrointestinal-disorders-and-microbiome
#19
Carrie A M Wegh, Margriet H C Schoterman, Elaine E Vaughan, Clara Belzer, Marc A Benninga
The bacteria received upon birth are the start of colonization of the approximately 10(14) bacteria that are present in the mature human gastrointestinal tract, better known as the microbiota. The gut microbiota is implicated in gastrointestinal health, nutrient metabolism and benefits such as prevention of infection. Dietary fiber, including prebiotics, escape digestion in the small intestine and reach the colon intact, where they are partially or completely fermented by the gut microbiota. Areas covered: The possible interactions between dietary fiber, prebiotics and microbiota are discussed as well as how this relates to functional gastrointestinal disorders...
July 24, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737444/evolving-patterns-in-a-collaboration-network-of-global-r-d-on-monoclonal-antibodies
#20
Xiangjun Kong, Jian-Bo Wan, Hao Hu, Shibing Su, Yuanjia Hu
We investigated the evolution process of collaborative inter-organizational network of the research and development (R&D) on monoclonal antibody (mAb) over the past 30 years. The annual detection of the collaboration network provides dynamics on network structures and relationship changes among different organizations. Our research showed continuous growth of the network's scale and complexity due to the constant entry of new organizations and the forging of new partnering relationships. The evolving topological features reveal a core-periphery structure that became clearer over time and an increasing heterogeneity within the collaborative mAb R&D network...
July 24, 2017: MAbs
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