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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801051/the-mechanism-for-oxygen-reduction-in-cytochrome-c-dependent-nitric-oxide-reductase-cnor-as-obtained-from-a-combination-of-theoretical-and-experimental-results
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Margareta R A Blomberg, Pia Ädelroth
Bacterial NO-reductases (NOR) belong to the heme-copper oxidase (HCuO) superfamily, in which most members are O2-reducing, proton-pumping enzymes. This study is one in a series aiming to elucidate the reaction mechanisms of the HCuOs, including the mechanisms for cellular energy conservation. One approach towards this goal is to compare the mechanisms for the different types of HCuOs, cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) and NOR, reducing the two substrates O2 and NO. Specifically in this study, we describe the mechanism for oxygen reduction in cytochrome c dependent NOR (cNOR)...
August 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794387/carotid-endarterectomy-with-routine-shunt-for-patients-with-contralateral-carotid-occlusion
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Jie Kong, Jinyong Li, Zhidong Ye, Xueqiang Fan, Jianyan Wen, Jianbin Zhang, Peng Liu
This study aimed to report the clinical features and early and long-term outcomes of patients treated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) combined with a routine shunt for carotid stenosis with the occlusion of the contralateral carotid artery (CCO), and to compare them with patients without contralateral occlusion (NO-CCO). A retrospective analysis included 301 patients who had carotid artery stenosis treated with CEA using a routine shunt. Of these patients, 35 patients and 266 patients were categorized into a CCO group and NO-CCO group, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753305/mimicking-a-natural-enzyme-system-cytochrome-c-oxidase-like-activity-of-cu2o-nanoparticles-by-receiving-electrons-from-cytochrome-c
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Ming Chen, Zhonghua Wang, Jinxia Shu, Xiaohui Jiang, Wei Wang, Zhen-Hua Shi, Ying-Wu Lin
Inorganic nanomaterials-based artificial enzymes (nanozymes) have received considerable attention over the past years. However, the substrates studied for nanozymes have so far been limited to small organic molecules. The catalytic oxidation of biomacromolecules, such as proteins, by nanozymes has not yet been reported to date. In this study, we report that cuprous oxide nanoparticles (Cu2O NPs) possess cytochrome c oxidase (CcO)-like activity and catalyze the oxidation of cytochrome c (Cyt c), converting it from the ferrous state to the ferric state under atmospheric oxygen conditions...
July 28, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740863/a-nanosecond-time-resolved-xfel-analysis-of-structural-changes-associated-with-co-release-from-cytochrome-c-oxidase
#4
Atsuhiro Shimada, Minoru Kubo, Seiki Baba, Keitaro Yamashita, Kunio Hirata, Go Ueno, Takashi Nomura, Tetsunari Kimura, Kyoko Shinzawa-Itoh, Junpei Baba, Keita Hatano, Yuki Eto, Akari Miyamoto, Hironori Murakami, Takashi Kumasaka, Shigeki Owada, Kensuke Tono, Makina Yabashi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Sachiko Yanagisawa, Miyuki Sakaguchi, Takashi Ogura, Ryo Komiya, Jiwang Yan, Eiki Yamashita, Masaki Yamamoto, Hideo Ago, Shinya Yoshikawa, Tomitake Tsukihara
Bovine cytochrome c oxidase (CcO), a 420-kDa membrane protein, pumps protons using electrostatic repulsion between protons transferred through a water channel and net positive charges created by oxidation of heme a (Fe a ) for reduction of O2 at heme a3 (Fe a3). For this process to function properly, timing is essential: The channel must be closed after collection of the protons to be pumped and before Fe a oxidation. If the channel were to remain open, spontaneous backflow of the collected protons would occur...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720400/viewing-an-ultra-brief-chest-compression-only-video-improves-some-measures-of-bystander-cpr-performance-and-responsiveness-at-a-mass-gathering-event
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Daniel L Beskind, Uwe Stolz, Rebecca Thiede, Riley Hoyer, Whitney Robertson, Jeffrey Brown, Melissa Ludgate, Timothy Tiutan, Romy Shane, Deven McMorrow, Michael Pleasants, Karl B Kern, Ashish R Panchal
BACKGROUND: CPR training at mass gathering events is an important part of health initiatives to improve cardiac arrest survival. However, it is unclear whether training lay bystanders using an ultra-brief video at a mass gathering event improves CPR quality and responsiveness. OBJECTIVE: To determine if showing a chest-compression only (CCO) Ultra-Brief Video (UBV) at a mass gathering event is effective in teaching lay bystanders CCO-CPR. METHODS: Prospective control trial in adults (age >18) who attended either a women's University of Arizona or a men's Phoenix Suns basketball game...
September 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707373/biomarker-responses-and-pah-ratios-in-fish-inhabiting-an-estuarine-urban-waterway
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Rafael Mendonça Duarte, Helen Sadauskas-Henrique, Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida-Val, Adalberto Luis Val, Helen Elizabeth Nice, Marthe Monique Gagnon
Many cities worldwide are established adjacent to estuaries and their catchments resulting in estuarine contamination due to intense anthropogenic activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate if fish living in an estuarine urban waterway were affected by contamination, via the measurement of a suite of biomarkers of fish health. Black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) were sampled in a small urban embayment and a suite of biomarkers of fish health measured. These were condition factor (CF), liver somatic index (LSI), gonadosomatic index (GSI), hepatic EROD activity, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) biliary metabolites, serum sorbitol dehydrogenase (s-SDH) and branchial enzymes cytochrome C oxidase (CCO), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activities...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702862/oregon-s-coordinated-care-organizations-and-their-effect-on-prenatal-care-utilization-among-medicaid-enrollees
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Lisa P Oakley, S Marie Harvey, Jangho Yoon, Jeff Luck
Introduction Previous studies indicate that inadequate prenatal care is more common among women covered by Medicaid compared with private insurance. Increasing the proportion of pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal care is a Healthy People 2020 goal. We examined the impact of the implementation of Oregon's accountable care organizations, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), for Medicaid enrollees, on prenatal care utilization among Oregon women of reproductive age enrolled in Medicaid. Methods Using Medicaid eligibility data linked to unique birth records for 2011-2013, we used a pre-posttest treatment-control design that compared prenatal care utilization for women on Medicaid before and after CCO implementation to women never enrolled in Medicaid...
July 12, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698372/crystal-structure-of-co-bound-cytochrome-c-oxidase-determined-by-serial-femtosecond-x-ray-crystallography-at-room-temperature
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Izumi Ishigami, Nadia A Zatsepin, Masahide Hikita, Chelsie E Conrad, Garrett Nelson, Jesse D Coe, Shibom Basu, Thomas D Grant, Matthew H Seaberg, Raymond G Sierra, Mark S Hunter, Petra Fromme, Raimund Fromme, Syun-Ru Yeh, Denis L Rousseau
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO), the terminal enzyme in the electron transfer chain, translocates protons across the inner mitochondrial membrane by harnessing the free energy generated by the reduction of oxygen to water. Several redox-coupled proton translocation mechanisms have been proposed, but they lack confirmation, in part from the absence of reliable structural information due to radiation damage artifacts caused by the intense synchrotron radiation. Here we report the room temperature, neutral pH (6.8), damage-free structure of bovine CcO (bCcO) in the carbon monoxide (CO)-bound state at a resolution of 2...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695851/structure-of-bovine-cytochrome-c-oxidase-crystallized-at-a-neutral-ph-using-a-fluorinated-detergent
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Fangjia Luo, Kyoko Shinzawa-Itoh, Kaede Hagimoto, Atsuhiro Shimada, Satoru Shimada, Eiki Yamashita, Shinya Yoshikawa, Tomitake Tsukihara
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) couples proton pumping to O2 reduction. Its enzymatic activity depends sensitively on pH over a wide range. However, owing to difficulty in crystallizing this protein, X-ray structure analyses of bovine CcO aimed at understanding its reaction mechanism have been conducted using crystals prepared at pH 5.7, which is significantly lower than that in the cell. Here, oxidized CcO at pH 7.3 was crystallized using a fluorinated octyl-maltoside derivative, and the structure was determined at 1...
July 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685251/corrected-coronary-opacification-decrease-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-validation-with-quantitative-13n-ammonia-positron-emission-tomography
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Dominik C Benz, Christoph Gräni, Paola Ferro, Luis Neumeier, Michael Messerli, Mathias Possner, Olivier F Clerc, Catherine Gebhard, Oliver Gaemperli, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel
BACKGROUND: To assess the functional relevance of a coronary artery stenosis, corrected coronary opacification (CCO) decrease derived from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has been proposed. The present study aims at validating CCO decrease with quantitative 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study consists of 39 patients who underwent hybrid CCTA/PET-MPI. From CCTA, attenuation in the coronary lumen was measured before and after a stenosis and corrected to the aorta to calculate CCO and its decrease...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655552/the-impact-of-contralateral-carotid-artery-stenosis-on-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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Alexander B Pothof, Peter A Soden, Margriet Fokkema, Sara L Zettervall, Sarah E Deery, Thomas C F Bodewes, Gert J de Borst, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Patients with contralateral carotid occlusion (CCO) have been excluded from randomized clinical trials because of a deemed high risk for adverse neurologic outcomes with carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Evidence for this rationale is limited and conflicting. Therefore, we aimed to compare outcomes after CEA between patients with and without CCO and varying degrees of contralateral carotid stenosis (CCS). METHODS: We identified patients undergoing CEA from 2003 to 2015 in the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) registry...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647285/contrasting-patterns-of-energy-metabolism-in-northern-vs-southern-peripheral-european-flounder-populations-exposed-to-temperature-rising-and-hypoxia
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Nicolas Pédron, Jessy Le Du, Grégory Charrier, José-Luis Zambonino-Infante, Nicolas Le Bayon, Rita P Vasconcelos, Vanessa F Fonseca, Fabienne Le Grand, Jean Laroche
A two months common garden experiment was carried out to explore the potential differences of energy metabolism in northern core (France, 50°N and 47°N) vs southern peripheral (Portugal, 41°N) populations of European flounder Platichthys flesus, submitted to cold condition (CC: water temperature = 10 °C) and to warm and hypoxic condition (WHC: water temperature = 22 °C, and moderate hypoxia with O2 saturation = 40% during the last 6 days). Convergent growth rates (in length) were observed in the different populations and conditions, when the southern peripheral population of Portugal did not grow under cold conditions...
August 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617536/effects-of-mulberry-leaf-polysaccharide-on-oxidative-stress-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-of-type-2-diabetic-rats
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C-G Liu, Y-P Ma, X-J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore and discuss the effects and mechanisms of mulberry leaf polysaccharide (MLP) on oxidative stress in pancreatic β-cells of type 2 diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The model of diabetic rats was established by inducing the Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with high-sugar and high-fat diet for 6 weeks and then giving them streptozotocin (STZ) by single intraperitoneal injection. The mulberry leaf polysaccharide was administered via gavage daily for 8 weeks, and the tissue morphology was observed through electron microscopy...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599236/raman-and-infrared-spectroscopy-of-carbohydrates-a-review
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Ewelina Wiercigroch, Ewelina Szafraniec, Krzysztof Czamara, Marta Z Pacia, Katarzyna Majzner, Kamila Kochan, Agnieszka Kaczor, Malgorzata Baranska, Kamilla Malek
Carbohydrates are widespread and naturally occurring compounds, and essential constituents for living organisms. They are quite often reported when biological systems are studied and their role is discussed. However surprisingly, up till now there is no database collecting vibrational spectra of carbohydrates and their assignment, as has been done already for other biomolecules. So, this paper serves as a comprehensive review, where for selected 14 carbohydrates in the solid state both FT-Raman and ATR FT-IR spectra were collected and assigned...
May 24, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597738/improved-diagnostic-accuracy-when-combining-computed-tomography-angiography-and-corrected-coronary-opacification-in-patients-with-coronary-stents
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Taylor F Dowsley, Leonid Chepelev, Brian McArdle, Mohammed Alam, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
Background The accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is sub-optimal in patients with coronary stents. Methods that can increase its diagnostic accuracy are desirable. Objective A proof-of-concept study was undertaken to determine if corrected coronary opacification (CCO) differences can improve the accuracy of CCTA in stented coronary arteries. Methods PCI patients who underwent both CCTA and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) within 3 months were analyzed. Coronary luminal attenuation values (normalized to the aorta) were measured proximally and distally to coronary stents...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592383/long-term-outcome-prediction-by-functional-parameters-derived-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#16
Dominik C Benz, Fran Mikulicic, Christoph Gräni, Dominic Moret, Mathias Possner, Olivier F Clerc, Annina A Studer Bruengger, Oliver Gaemperli, Ronny R Buechel, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Philipp A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Estimation of hemodynamic relevance of a coronary stenosis from coronary computed angiography (CCTA) has raised substantial interest. Recently, the corrected coronary opacification (CCO) decrease and the transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) have been suggested as faster alternatives to the FFRCT. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the diagnostic accuracy of CCO decrease and TAG translates into an added prognostic value in patients evaluated for coronary artery disease (CAD)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570764/controllable-n-doped-cuco2-o4-c-film-as-a-self-supported-anode-for-ultrastable-sodium-ion-batteries
#17
Xiaojun Wang, Kangzhe Cao, Yijing Wang, Lifang Jiao
Rational synthesis of flexible electrodes is crucial to rapid growth of functional materials for energy-storage systems. Herein, a controllable fabrication is reported for the self-supported structure of CuCo2 O4 nanodots (≈3 nm) delicately inserted into N-doped carbon nanofibers (named as 3-CCO@C); this composite is first used as binder-free anode for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Benefiting from the synergetic effect of ultrasmall CuCo2 O4 nanoparticles and a tailored N-doped carbon matrix, the 3-CCO@C composite exhibits high cycling stability (capacity of 314 mA h g(-1) at 1000 mA g(-1) after 1000 cycles) and high rate capability (296 mA h g(-1) , even at 5000 mA g(-1) )...
June 1, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568245/quality-metrics-and-systems-transformation-are-we-advancing-alcohol-and-drug-screening-in-primary-care
#18
Traci Rieckmann, Stephanie Renfro, Dennis McCarty, Robin Baker, K John McConnell
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of Oregon's coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and pay-for-performance incentive model on completion of screening and brief intervention (SBI) and utilization of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Secondary analysis of Medicaid encounter data from 2012 to 2015 and semiannual qualitative interviews with stakeholders in CCOs. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal mixed-methods design with simultaneous data collection with equal importance...
May 31, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536198/understanding-the-essential-proton-pumping-kinetic-gates-and-decoupling-mutations-in-cytochrome-c-oxidase
#19
Ruibin Liang, Jessica M J Swanson, Mårten Wikström, Gregory A Voth
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) catalyzes the reduction of oxygen to water and uses the released free energy to pump protons against the transmembrane proton gradient. To better understand the proton-pumping mechanism of the wild-type (WT) CcO, much attention has been given to the mutation of amino acid residues along the proton translocating D-channel that impair, and sometimes decouple, proton pumping from the chemical catalysis. Although their influence has been clearly demonstrated experimentally, the underlying molecular mechanisms of these mutants remain unknown...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531864/determination-of-volumetric-gas-liquid-mass-transfer-coefficient-of-carbon-monoxide-in-a-batch-cultivation-system-using-kinetic-simulations
#20
Nulee Jang, Muhammad Yasin, Shinyoung Park, Robert W Lovitt, In Seop Chang
A mathematical model of microbial kinetics was introduced to predict the overall volumetric gas-liquid mass transfer coefficient (kLa) of carbon monoxide (CO) in a batch cultivation system. The cell concentration (X), acetate concentration (Cace), headspace gas (Nco and [Formula: see text] ), dissolved CO concentration in the fermentation medium (Cco), and mass transfer rate (R) were simulated using a variety of kLa values. The simulated results showed excellent agreement with the experimental data for a kLa of 13/hr...
September 2017: Bioresource Technology
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