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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535600/new-approach-to-resolve-the-humidity-problem-in-voc-determination-in-outdoor-air-samples-using-solid-adsorbent-tubes-followed-by-td-gc-ms
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Alba Maceira, Laura Vallecillos, Francesc Borrull, Rosa Maria Marcé
This study describes the humidity effect in the sampling process by adsorbent tubes followed by thermal desorption and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TD-GC-MS) for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air samples and evaluates possible solutions to this problem. Two multi-sorbent bed tubes, Tenax TA/Carbograph 1TD and Carbotrap B/Carbopack X/Carboxen 569, were tested in order to evaluate their behaviour in the presence of environmental humidity. Humidity problems were demonstrated with carbon-based tubes, while Tenax-based tubes did not display any influence...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528539/volatile-agents-in-critical-care-sedation-yes-no-or-maybe
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Valerie Page, Mike Carraretto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511111/adaptive-conditions-and-safety-of-the-application-of-penicillium-frequentans-as-a-biocontrol-agent-on-stone-fruit
#3
Belén Guijarro, Inmaculada Larena, Paloma Melgarejo, Antonieta De Cal
Penicillium frequentans (Pf909) reduces brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. in stone fruit. The registration of a microbial biocontrol agent in Europe requires information on the risks and safety of a biological product. This study focused on the impact of the physical environment on Pf909 survival and growth, Pf909 mycotoxin production on fruit surface, and the Pf909 resistance to commercial antifungal compounds used in animal and human medicine. The effect of temperature (4 to 37°C), water activity (0.999 to 0...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507898/optically-and-acoustically-triggerable-sub-micron-phase-change-contrast-agents-for-enhanced-photoacoustic-and-ultrasound-imaging
#4
Shengtao Lin, Anant Shah, Javier Hernández-Gil, Antonio Stanziola, Bethany I Harriss, Terry O Matsunaga, Nicholas Long, Jeffrey Bamber, Meng-Xing Tang
We demonstrate a versatile phase-change sub-micron contrast agent providing three modes of contrast enhancement: 1) photoacoustic imaging contrast, 2) ultrasound contrast with optical activation, and 3) ultrasound contrast with acoustic activation. This agent, which we name 'Cy-droplet', has the following novel features. It comprises a highly volatile perfluorocarbon for easy versatile activation, and a near-infrared optically absorbing dye chosen to absorb light at a wavelength with good tissue penetration...
June 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506542/coronary-sinus-isoflurane-concentration-in-cardiac-surgery
#5
Ka Ting Ng, R Peter Alston, George Just, Chris McKenzie
OBJECTIVE: Volatile anesthetic agents such as isoflurane may be associated with fewer adverse myocardial events compared with total intravenous anesthesia in cardiac surgery. The authors aimed to determine whether reasonable isoflurane concentrations at tissue level were being achieved to protect the myocardium using this agent. The isoflurane concentration in myocardium has never been measured. The primary aim was to sample coronary sinus (CS) blood and measure its isoflurane concentration...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501026/metabolically-speaking-possible-reasons-behind-the-tolerance-of-sugar-belle-mandarin-hybrid-to-huanglongbing
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Nabil Killiny, Maria Filomena Valim, Shelley E Jones, Ahmad A Omar, Faraj Hijaz, Fred G Gmitter, Jude W Grosser
Huanglongbing (HLB) is currently considered the most destructive disease of citrus. Since its spread to the Americas, HLB has killed millions of trees and caused a sharp decline in production in many citrus growing regions. With the continuous spread of HLB disease in Florida and worldwide, there is an urgent need for the development of commercial citrus cultivars with a strong tolerance to HLB. Interestingly, field observations showed that some of the recently released mandarin hybrids such as 'Sugar Belle' were tolerant to HLB...
May 4, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500688/fennel-foeniculum-vulgare-mill-subsp-piperitum-florets-a-traditional-culinary-spice-in-italy-evaluation-of-phenolics-and-volatiles-in-local-populations-and-comparison-with-the-composition-of-other-plant-parts
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Federico Ferioli, Elisa Giambanelli, L Filippo D'Antuono
BACKGROUND: Wild fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill. subsp. piperitum) florets are used as a typical spice in central and southern Italy. Although fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.), belonging to Apiaceae (syn. Umbelliferae) family, is a well-known vegetable and aromatic plant, whose main phytochemical compounds have been extensively analysed and investigated as flavouring agents and for their putative health promoting functions, its florets have not been specifically considered up to now...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488775/effects-of-sorbic-acid-chitosan-microcapsules-as-antimicrobial-agent-on-the-properties-of-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer-film-for-food-packaging
#8
Shuaifeng Hu, Jie Yu, Zhe Wang, Li Li, Yunfei Du, Liping Wang, Yuan Liu
This paper discusses the possibility of using sorbic acid-chitosan microcapsules (S-MPs) as an antibacterial component of active ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) film. S-MPs with a diameter of approximately 1 to 4 μm showed a sorbic acid loading capacity of 46.5%. Addition of S-MPs (3%, w/w) increased the tensile strength, haze, oxygen, and water vapor barrier properties, as well as reduced the elongations at break and transmittance of S-MPs-EVOH (S-MP-EVOH) film. Antibacterial tests showed that the inhibitory capacity of S-MP-EVOH film against Salmonella Enteritidis and Escherichia coli was higher than that against Listeria monocytogenes...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480028/a-comparison-of-renal-responses-to-sevoflurane-and-isoflurane-in-patients-undergoing-donor-nephrectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Lady Christine L Ong Sio, Richard Glenn C Dela Cruz, Alexander F Bautista
Sevoflurane and isoflurane are volatile halogenated ether widely used in anesthesia. Both have comparable potency and easy titratability but sevoflurane has lower pungency and results in faster patient recovery. Isoflurane, however, is more affordable. The nephrotoxicity of sevoflurane is undisputed but studies on isoflurane nephrotoxicity are lacking. The objective of this paper is to determine the overall nephrotoxicity profile of sevoflurane and isoflurane in donor nephrectomy patients using the renal function markers - nuclear glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum creatinine, urine protein-to-creatinine ratio, proteinuria, and glucosuria...
January 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462948/nanoporous-mannitol-carrier-prepared-by-non-organic-solvent-spray-drying-technique-to-enhance-the-aerosolization-performance-for-dry-powder-inhalation
#10
Tingting Peng, Xuejuan Zhang, Ying Huang, Ziyu Zhao, Qiuying Liao, Jing Xu, Zhengwei Huang, Jiwen Zhang, Chuan-Yu Wu, Xin Pan, Chuanbin Wu
An optimum carrier rugosity is essential to achieve a satisfying drug deposition efficiency for the carrier based dry powder inhalation (DPI). Therefore, a non-organic spray drying technique was firstly used to prepare nanoporous mannitol with small asperities to enhance the DPI aerosolization performance. Ammonium carbonate was used as a pore-forming agent since it decomposed with volatile during preparation. It was found that only the porous structure, and hence the specific surface area and carrier density were changed at different ammonium carbonate concentration...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462812/biochar-to-reduce-ammonia-emissions-in-gaseous-and-liquid-phase-during-composting-of-poultry-manure-with-wheat-straw
#11
Damian Janczak, Krystyna Malińska, Wojciech Czekała, Rafaela Cáceres, Andrzej Lewicki, Jacek Dach
Composting of poultry manure which is high in N and dense in structure can cause several problems including significant N losses in the form of NH3 through volatilization. Biochar due to its recalcitrance and sorption properties can be used in composting as a bulking agent and/or amendment. The addition of a bulking agent to high moisture raw materials can assure optimal moisture content and enough air-filled porosity but not necessarily the C/N ratio. Therefore, amendment of low C/N composting mixtures with biochar at low rates can have a positive effect on composting dynamics...
April 24, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452124/synergetic-use-of-principal-component-analysis-applied-to-normed-physicochemical-measurements-and-gc-%C3%A3-gc-ms-to-reveal-the-stabilization-effect-of-selected-essential-oils-on-heated-rapeseed-oil
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Lilia Sghaier, Christophe B Y Cordella, Douglas N Rutledge, Fanny Lefèvre, Mickaël Watiez, Sylvie Breton, Patrick Sassiat, Didier Thiebaut, Jérôme Vial
Lipid oxidation leads to the formation of volatile compounds and very often to off-flavors. In the case of the heating of rapeseed oil, unpleasant odors, characterized as a fishy odor, are emitted. In this study, 2 different essential oils (coriander and nutmeg essential oils) were added to refined rapeseed oil as odor masking agents. The aim of this work was to determine a potential antioxidant effect of these essential oils on the thermal stability of rapeseed oil subject to heating cycles between room temperature and 180 °C...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446315/-research-on-relation-of-platelet-aggregation-rate-with-platelet-concentration-in-platelet-rich-plasma
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Song-Mei Han, Wen-Li Liao, Shuai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of platelet concentration in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)' on platelet aggregation rate, to determine the allowed range of inducer adenosine diphosphate (ADP: 5.0 µmol/L, ADP: 1.5 µmol/L) and arachidonic acid (AA: 500.0 µg/ml) for platelet concentration in platelet aggregation rate. METHODS: The venous blood samples of 72 healthy persons with citrate anticoagulation were selected and divided into groups, every 12 cases were mixed for each group...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431330/gas-forming-liposomes-prepared-using-a-liposomal-magnetoporation-method
#14
Jae Min Lee, Dong Sup Kwag, Yu Seok Youn, Eun Seong Lee
In this study, we report a gas-forming drug carrier engineered using the liposomal magnetoporation method. The liposomes that were magnetoporated under a magnetic shear stress possessed an opened lipid bilayer hole. A photosensitizing model drug (chlorin e6: Ce6) and 1H-1H-2H-perfluoro-1-hexene (PFH, as a volatile gas-forming agent) were efficiently loaded into the opened holes of the magnetoporated liposomes. PFH in the liposomes is vaporized at 50°C and can initiate liposome destabilization. The experimental results demonstrated that the liposomes were destabilized at 50°C efficiently released Ce6 and enhanced Ce6-mediated phototoxicity against KB tumor cells...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428084/metabolomics-of-fescue-toxicosis-in-grazing-beef-steers
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Ryan S Mote, Nicholas S Hill, Karan Uppal, ViLinh T Tran, Dean P Jones, Nikolay M Filipov
Fescue toxicosis (FT) results from consumption of tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) infected with an endophyte (Epichloë coenophiala) that produces ergot alkaloids (EA), which are considered key etiological agents of FT. Decreased weight gains, hormonal imbalance, circulating cholesterol disruption, and decreased volatile fatty acid absorption suggest toxic (E+) fescue-induced metabolic perturbations. Employing untargeted high-resolution metabolomics (HRM) to analyze E+ grazing-induced plasma and urine metabolome changes, fescue-naïve Angus steers were placed on E+ or non-toxic (Max-Q) fescue pastures and plasma and urine were sampled before, 1, 2, 14, and 28 days after pasture assignment...
April 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418289/volatile-organic-compounds-produced-by-a-soil-isolate-bacillus-subtilis-fa26-induce-adverse-ultra-structural-changes-to-the-cells-of-clavibacter-michiganensis-ssp-sepedonicus-the-causal-agent-of-bacterial-ring-rot-of-potato
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Faheem Uddin Rajer, Huijun Wu, Yongli Xie, Shanshan Xie, Waseem Raza, Hafiz Abdul Samad Tahir, Xuewen Gao
Rhizobacterial volatile organic compounds (VOCs) play an important role in the suppression of soil-borne phytopathogens. In this study, the VOCs produced by a soil-isolate, Bacillus subtilis FA26, were evaluated in vitro for their antibacterial activity against Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus (Cms), the causal agent of bacterial ring rot of potato. The VOCs emitted by FA26 inhibited the growth of Cms significantly compared with the control. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed distorted colony morphology and a wide range of abnormalities in Cms cells exposed to the VOCs of FA26...
April 18, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415607/thymoquinone-exerts-potent-growth-suppressive-activity-on-leukemia-through-dna-hypermethylation-reversal-in-leukemia-cells
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Jiuxia Pang, Na Shen, Fei Yan, Na Zhao, Liping Dou, Lai-Chu Wu, Christopher L Seiler, Li Yu, Ke Yang, Veronika Bachanova, Eric Weaver, Natalia Y Tretyakova, Shujun Liu
Thymoquinone (TQ), a bioactive constituent of the volatile oil of Monarda fistulosa and Nigella sativa, possesses cancer-specific growth inhibitory effects, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely elusive. We propose that TQ curbs cancer cell growth through dysfunction of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). Molecular docking analysis revealed that TQ might interact with the catalytic pocket of DNMT1 and compete with co-factor SAM/SAH for DNMT1 inhibition. In vitro inhibitory assays showed that TQ decreases DNMT1 methylation activity in a dose-dependent manner with an apparent IC50 of 30 nM...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412665/quantitation-of-levodopa-and-carbidopa-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-the-key-role-of-ion-pairing-reversed-phase-chromatography
#18
Jingduan Chi, Yonghua Ling, Rand Jenkins, Fumin Li
A simple and selective bioanalytical method was developed for simultaneous determination of levodopa and carbidopa in rat plasma by LC-MS/MS. Levodopa and carbidopa are small polar molecules, posing challenges in the development of selective and efficient chromatography conditions. Perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPA), a volatile ion-pairing agent, was utilized to enhance chromatographic characteristics of both compounds in the reversed-phase mechanism. The ion-pairing chromatography played an essential role in mitigating matrix effects and achieving adequate separation between interfering background peaks and those of the analytes of interest, especially for levodopa...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403631/identification-and-evaluation-of-antibacterial-agents-present-in-lipophilic-fractions-isolated-from-sub-products-of-phoenix-dactilyfera
#19
Najla Bentrad, Rabéa Gaceb-Terrak, Fatma Rahmania
In this study, the dried powder of seeds and pollen of Phoenix dactylifera was extracted using Soxhlet extractor and biochemical composition of lipophilic extracts was analysed by GCMS. Then, we have tested the antibacterial effect of fatty acids and volatile compounds found in these sub-products. The results revealed that the main fatty acids found in Deglet Nour seeds is are oleic acid (42.06%) followed by capric acid (24.16%), Takerbucht seeds extract contains mostly oleic acid (40.59%) and palmitic acid (20...
April 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400156/properties-of-chars-from-the-gasification-and-pyrolysis-of-rice-waste-streams-towards-their-valorisation-as-adsorbent-materials
#20
D Dias, N Lapa, M Bernardo, D Godinho, I Fonseca, M Miranda, F Pinto, F Lemos
Rice straw (RS), rice husk (RH) and polyethylene (PE) were blended and submitted to gasification and pyrolysis processes. The chars obtained were submitted to textural, chemical, and ecotoxic characterisations, towards their possible valorisation. Gasification chars were mainly composed of ashes (73.4-89.8wt%), while pyrolysis chars were mainly composed of carbon (53.0-57.6wt%). Silicon (Si) was the major mineral element in all chars followed by alkaline and alkaline-earth metal species (AAEMs). In the pyrolysis chars, titanium (Ti) was also a major element, as the feedstock blends contained high fractions of PE which was the main source of Ti...
April 8, 2017: Waste Management
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