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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087784/interactions-between-zinc-and-allosteric-modulators-of-the-glycine-receptor
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Garrett L Cornelison, Anna W Daszkowski, Natasha C Pflanz, S John Mihic
The glycine receptor is a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel involved in fast inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. Zinc is an allosteric modulator of glycine receptor function, enhancing the effects of glycine at nM to low μM concentrations, and inhibiting its effects at higher concentrations. Low nM concentrations of contaminating zinc in electrophysiological buffers are capable of synergistically enhancing receptor modulation by other compounds such as ethanol. This suggests that, unless accounted for, previous studies of glycine receptor modulation were measuring the effects of modulator plus co-modulation by zinc on receptor function...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077760/effective-delivery-of-volatile-biocides-employing-mesoporous-silicates-for-treating-biofilms
#2
Andrea C Chan, Marimar Bravo Cadena, Helen E Townley, Mark D Fricker, Ian P Thompson
Nanoparticulate delivery of biocides has the potential to decrease levels of exposure to non-target organisms, and miminize long-term exposure that can promote the development of resistance. Silica nanoparticles are an ideal vehicle since they are inert, biocompatible, biodegradable, and thermally and chemically stable. Encapsulation of biocides within nanoparticulates can improve their stability and longevity and maximize the biocidal potential of hydrophobic volatile compounds. Herein, we have shown that the plant secondary metabolites allyl isothiocyanate and cinnamaldehyde demonstrated increased antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli in planktonic form, when packaged into mesoporous silica nanoparticles...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048941/nematicidal-activity-of-trans-2-hexenal-against-southern-root-knot-nematode-meloidogyne-incognita-on-tomato-plants
#3
Hongbao Lu, Shuangyu Xu, Wenjuan Zhang, Chunmei Xu, Beixing Li, Daxia Zhang, Wei Mu, Feng Liu
Botanical nematicides have recently received increasing interest because of the high risks of some traditional nematicides to human health and the environment. This study evaluated the nematicidal activity of a plant volatile, trans-2-hexenal, against Meloidogyne incognita. This compound exhibited higher activity in a fumigation experiment than in the aqueous phase in vitro. Both in pot tests and in field trials, trans-2-hexenal showed significant efficacy against M. incognita while maintaining excellent plant growth, especially at doses of 1000 and 500 L ha(-1), which were superior to that of abamectin at 180 g ha(-1) via hole application treatment but not significantly different from fumigation with 400 kg ha(-1) of dazomet...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045451/cooperative-reinforcement-of-ionic-liquid-and-reactive-solvent-on-enzymatic-synthesis-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-as-an-in-vitro-inhibitor-of-plant-pathogenic-bacteria
#4
Yan Xu, Sheng Sheng, Xi Liu, Chao Wang, Wei Xiao, Jun Wang, Fu-An Wu
It is widely believed that lipases in ionic liquids (ILs) possess higher enzyme activity, stability and selectivity; however, reaction equilibrium is always limited by product inhibition, and the product is difficult to separate from non-volatile ILs using distillation. To solve this problem, using trialkylphosphine oxide (TOPO) as a complexing agent, a novel biphase of reactive solvent and IL was firstly reported for caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) production from methyl caffeate (MC) and 2-phenylethanol (PE) catalyzed by lipase via transesterification...
January 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024194/co-composting-of-vegetable-wastes-and-carton-effect-of-carton-composition-and-parameter-variations
#5
Soonita Anjeena Rawoteea, Ackmez Mudhoo, Sunil Kumar
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of carton in the composting process of mixed vegetable wastes using an experimental composter of capacity 80L. Three different mixes were set-up (Mixes 1, 2 and 3) which consisted of vegetable wastes, 2.0kg paper and bulking agents, vegetable wastes, 1.5kg carton and bulking agents, vegetable wastes, 4.5kg carton and bulking agents, respectively. Temperature evolution, pH trends, moisture levels, respiration rates, percentage volatile solids and electrical conductivity were monitored for a period of 50days...
December 10, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997270/molecular-interactions-of-dioxins-and-dlcs-with-the-ketosteroid-receptors-an-in-silico-risk-assessment-approach
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Mohemmed Faraz Khan, M Mumtaz Alam, Garima Verma, Wasim Akhtar, Moshahid A Rizvi, Asif Ali, Mymoona Akhter, M Shaquiquzzaman
Dioxins and dioxin like compounds (DLCs) are the ones with poor water solubility and low volatility, resistant to physical, chemical and biological processes, persistent in the environment even under extreme conditions. Due to lipophilic nature, they get adhered to the fatty material and concentrate through biomagnification and bioaccumulation, thereby easily getting incorporated into food chains, paving the way to endocrine disruption via modulation of various human receptors. This in turn leads to certain adverse health effects...
December 20, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987785/electrophoretic-deposition-of-silica-and-its-composite-coatings-on-ti-6al-4v-and-its-in-vitro-corrosion-behaviour-for-biomedical-applications
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M Chellappa, U Vijayalakshmi
Novel bioceramics have an intriguing role in implants and prostheses as surface protecting agents. These bioceramics have promising features such as biocompatible, bioactive, and corrosion-resistant natures. Among bioceramics, silica glass and its composite unravel its better desirability against corrosion and wear with interfacial bone bonding capability in physiological systems by nucleating calcium phosphates over the surface, thereby enhancing the osteoinductive property. In the current study, SiO2 and ZnO were obtained by processing silica and zinc oxide precursors at low temperature using low thermal volatilization sol-gel method...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982033/zinc-isotope-evidence-for-sulfate-rich-fluid-transfer-across-subduction-zones
#8
Marie-Laure Pons, Baptiste Debret, Pierre Bouilhol, Adélie Delacour, Helen Williams
Subduction zones modulate the chemical evolution of the Earth's mantle. Water and volatile elements in the slab are released as fluids into the mantle wedge and this process is widely considered to result in the oxidation of the sub-arc mantle. However, the chemical composition and speciation of these fluids, which is critical for the mobility of economically important elements, remain poorly constrained. Sulfur has the potential to act both as oxidizing agent and transport medium. Here we use zinc stable isotopes (δ(66)Zn) in subducted Alpine serpentinites to decipher the chemical properties of slab-derived fluids...
December 16, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943550/chemical-composition-antimicrobial-activity-and-mode-of-action-of-essential-oils-against-paenibacillus-larvae-etiological-agent-of-american-foulbrood-on-apis-mellifera
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María Celeste Pellegrini, Rosa María Alonso-Salces, María Laura Umpierrez, Carmen Rossini, Sandra Rosa Fuselli
This study aimed to characterize the chemical composition of Aloysia polystachia, Acantholippia seriphioides, Schinus molle, Solidago chilensis, Lippia turbinata, Minthostachys mollis, Buddleja globosa and Baccharis latifolia essential oils (EOs), and evaluate their antibacterial activities and their capacity to provoke membrane disruption in Paenibacillus larvae, the bacteria that causes the American Foulbrood disease on honey bee larvae. The relationship between the composition of the EOs and these activities on P...
December 10, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935783/the-role-of-pharmacogenomics-in-anesthesia-pharmacology
#10
Brett Morgan, Edwin N Aroke, Jennifer Dungan
The field of pharmacogenomics seeks to identify the impact of genetic variants on drug dosing, response, metabolism, and safety outcomes. The narrow therapeutic indices for anesthesia drugs, variability of patient responses to anesthesia, and the risks associated with surgery make anesthetics and the perioperative period prime targets for pharmacogenetic research. Anesthesia providers strive to optimize anesthesia delivery and patient outcomes and to specifically reduce anesthesia-related risks and negative outcomes...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935668/chemical-composition-antimicrobial-and-insecticidal-activities-of-flowers-essential-oils-of-alpinia-zerumbet-pers-from-martinique-island
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Audrey Kerdudo, Emy Njoh Ellong, Pauline Burger, Vanessa Gonnot, Laurent Boyer, Fabrice Chandre, Sandra Adenet, Katia Rochefort, Thomas Michel, Xavier Fernandez
Alpinia species, used as ornamental plants and flavoring agents, are renowned for their therapeutic properties and their subsequent use in traditional medicines throughout the world. Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L. Burtt & R.M. Sm. is the most common Alpinia species encountered in Martinique. Several essential oils (EOs) obtained by hydrodistillation of A. zerumbet flowers collected in various locations on the island at different seasons were analysed to evaluate the influence of the collection period and area on the EOs' chemical compositions and to assess their bioactivity...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921016/use-of-dexmedetomidine-and-esmolol-for-hypotension-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Ovais Nazir, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Nadeem Ali, Tarun Sharma, Amit Khatuja, Rajesh Misra, Mehreen Maqsood
BACKGROUND: The importance of decreasing bleeding in spine surgery is not only important to maintain the patient's hemodynamic balance but also allow a better view of the surgical field. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to compare dexmedetomidine and Esmolol™ as agents to induce hypotension in lumbar spine surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients aged 20 to 65 years belonging to the American society of anaesthesiologist (ASA) class I - II scheduled for decompression and fixation of the lumbar spine were included and divided into two groups namely, Group I, who received Esmolol and group II, who received dexmedetomidine, intravenously...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915269/effect-of-ph-on-the-interaction-of-volatile-compounds-with-the-myofibrillar-proteins-of-duck-meat
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Q L Yang, X W Lou, Y Wang, D D Pan, Y Y Sun, J X Cao
In order to clarify the influence of curing agents on the flavor of duck, the effect of pH on the surface hydrophobicity, secondary structures, and adsorption capacity of myofibrillar proteins to alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and esters was assessed using Raman spectroscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, and other methodologies. The hydrophobicity decreased as pH increased from 5.0 to 8.0; β-turn turned into α-helix and random coil as pH increased from 5.0 to 7.0, while α-helix and random coil turned into β-sheet and β-turn as pH increased from 7...
December 3, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912980/lack-of-sustained-efficacy-for-alcohol-based-surgical-hand-rubs-containing-residual-active-ingredients-according-to-en-12791
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REVIEW
G Kampf, A Kramer, M Suchomel
The World Health Organization recommends the use of hand rubs with 'sustained activity' for surgical hand preparation. This review aims to verify whether any of the alcohol-based hand rubs containing non-volatile 'active ingredients' such as chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG), mecetronium ethylsulphate (MES), or ortho-phenylphenol (OPP) provides such sustained efficacy for surgical hand disinfection. Literature was searched to find studies according to EN 12791. Published data sets were analysed to verify whether any of the formulations has a superior efficacy (P<0...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905512/plant-phenolic-volatiles-inhibit-quorum-sensing-in-pectobacteria-and-reduce-their-virulence-by-potential-binding-to-expi-and-expr-proteins
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Janak Raj Joshi, Netaly Khazanov, Hanoch Senderowitz, Saul Burdman, Alexander Lipsky, Iris Yedidia
Quorum sensing (QS) is a population density-dependent regulatory system in bacteria that couples gene expression to cell density through accumulation of diffusible signaling molecules. Pectobacteria are causal agents of soft rot disease in a range of economically important crops. They rely on QS to coordinate their main virulence factor, production of plant cell wall degrading enzymes (PCWDEs). Plants have evolved an array of antimicrobial compounds to anticipate and cope with pathogens, of which essential oils (EOs) are widely recognized...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896927/a-retrospective-review-of-anesthesia-and-perioperative-care-in-children-with-medium-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Claire Allen, Russell Perkins, Bernd Schwahn
BACKGROUND: Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is the most common genetically determined disorder of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation. Decompensation can result in hypoglycemia, seizures, coma, and death but may be prevented by ensuring glycogen stores do not become depleted. Perioperative care is of interest as surgery, fasting, and infection may all trigger decompensation and the safety of anesthetic agents has been questioned. Current guidelines from the British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group advise on administering fluid containing 10% glucose during the perioperative period...
January 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896581/secondary-metabolites-of-endophytic-xylaria-species-with-potential-applications-in-medicine-and-agriculture
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REVIEW
Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Rosa Elvira Sánchez-Fernández
Fungal endophytes are important sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. The genus Xylaria Hill (ex Schrank, 1789, Xylariaceae) comprises various endophytic species associated to both vascular and non vascular plants. The secondary metabolites produced by Xylaria species include a variety of volatile and non-volatile compounds. Examples of the former are sesquiterpenoids, esters, and alcohols, among others; and of the latter we find terpenoids, cytochalasins, mellein, alkaloids, polyketides, and aromatic compounds...
January 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895665/sugammadex-enhanced-neuronal-apoptosis-following-neonatal-sevoflurane-exposure-in-mice
#18
Maiko Satomoto, Zhongliang Sun, Yushi U Adachi, Koshi Makita
In rodents, neonatal sevoflurane exposure induces neonatal apoptosis in the brain and results in learning deficits. Sugammadex is a new selective neuromuscular blockade (NMB) binding agent that anesthesiologists can use to achieve immediate reversal of an NMB with few side effects. Given its molecular weight of 2178, sugammadex is thought to be unable to pass through the blood brain barrier (BBB). Volatile anesthetics can influence BBB opening and integrity. Therefore, we investigated whether the intraperitoneal administration of sugammadex could exacerbate neuronal damage following neonatal 2% sevoflurane exposure via changes in BBB integrity...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892815/monitoring-trihalomethanes-and-nitrogenous-disinfection-by-products-in-blending-desalinated-waters-using-solid-phase-microextraction-and-gas-chromatography
#19
Providencia González-Hernández, Manuel Hernández-Padrón, Verónica Pino, Ana M Afonso, Juan H Ayala
A simple and efficient method has been developed for the extraction and determination of 16 common volatile halogenated disinfection by-products (DBPs) (four trihalomethanes, six haloacetonitriles, and six halonitromethanes) in blending desalinated waters, using headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography with flame ionization detector (HS-SPME/GC-FID). After the optimization using factorial designs of the HS-SPME parameters (optimum: carboxen/polydimethylsiloxane such as fiber, extraction time of 60 min at 30°C, pH 7, addition of 40% (w/v) of sodium chloride, and desorption time of 2 min at 250°C), quantification limits ranged from 3...
December 14, 2016: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872630/control-of-wilt-and-rot-pathogens-of-tomato-by-antagonistic-pink-pigmented-facultative-methylotrophic-delftia-lacustris-and-bacillus-spp
#20
Veeranan Janahiraman, Rangasamy Anandham, Soon W Kwon, Subbiah Sundaram, Veeranan Karthik Pandi, Ramasamy Krishnamoorthy, Kiyoon Kim, Sandipan Samaddar, Tongmin Sa
The studies on the biocontrol potential of pink pigmented facultative methylotrophic (PPFM) bacteria other than the genus Methylobacterium are scarce. In the present study, we report three facultative methylotrophic isolates; PPO-1, PPT-1, and PPB-1, respectively, identified as Delftia lacustris, Bacillus subtilis, and Bacillus cereus by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Hemolytic activity was tested to investigate the potential pathogenicity of isolates to plants and humans, the results indicates that the isolates PPO-1, PPT-1, and PPB-1 are not pathogenic strains...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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