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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822959/na2s-a-fast-releasing-h2s-donor-given-as-suppository-lowers-blood-pressure-in-rats
#1
Lenka Tomasova, Adrian Drapala, Halina Jurkowska, Maria Wróbel, Marcin Ufnal
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in blood pressure control. The available slow-releasing H2S-donors are poorly soluble in water and their ability to release H2S in biologically relevant amounts under physiological conditions is questionable. Therefore, new slow-releasing donors or new experimental approaches to fast-releasing H2S donors are needed. METHODS: Hemodynamics and ECG were recorded in male, anesthetized Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) and in Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) at baseline and after: 1) intravenous (iv) infusion of vehicle or Na2S; 2) administration of vehicle suppositories or Na2S suppositories...
April 19, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822950/enhancement-of-organic-matter-degradation-and-methane-gas-production-of-anaerobic-granular-sludge-by-degasification-of-dissolved-hydrogen-gas
#2
Hisashi Satoh, Wasala M K R T W Bandara, Manabu Sasakawa, Yoshihito Nakahara, Masahiro Takahashi, Satoshi Okabe
A hollow fiber degassing membrane (DM) was applied to enhance organic matter degradation and methane gas production of anaerobic granular sludge process by reducing the dissolved hydrogen gas (D-H2) concentration in the liquid phase. DM was installed in the bench-scale anaerobic granular sludge reactors and D-H2 was removed through DM using a vacuum pump. Degasification improved the organic matter degradation efficiency to 79% while the efficiency was 62% without degasification at 12,000mgL(-1) of the influent T-COD concentration...
August 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822926/human-exposure-to-hydrogen-sulphide-concentrations-near-wastewater-treatment-plants
#3
Ana Flavia Locateli Godoi, Anderson Marlon Grasel, Gabriela Polezer, Andrew Brown, Sanja Potgieter-Vermaak, Débora Camargo Scremim, Carlos I Yamamoto, Ricardo Henrique Moreton Godoi
The hydrogen sulphide (H2S) levels from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Curitiba, Brazil have been quantified for the first time. H2S generated by anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in WWTPs is a cause for concern because it is an air pollutant, which can cause eye and respiratory irritation, headaches, and nausea. Considering the requirement for WWTPs in all communities, it is necessary to assess the concentrations and effects of gases such as H2S on populations living and/or working near WWTPs...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822874/spray-drying-ternary-amorphous-solid-dispersions-of-ibuprofen-an-investigation-into-critical-formulation-and-processing-parameters
#4
Ahmad Ziaee, Ahmad B Albadarin, Luis Padrela, Alexandra Faucher, Emmet O'Reilly, Gavin Walker
A design of experiment (DoE) approach was used to investigate the critical formulation and processing parameters in spray drying ternary amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) of ibuprofen. A range of 16 formulations of ibuprofen, HPMCP-HP55 and Kollidon VA 64 were spray dried. Statistical analysis revealed the interrelation of various spray drying process conditions and formulation factors, namely solution feed rate, inlet temperature, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)/excipients ratio and dichloromethane (DCM) /methanol (MeOH) ratio...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822748/systematical-exploration-of-transcription-factors-in-cardiomyocytes-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-by-danhong-injection
#5
Jingjing Zhang, Feifei Guo, Junying Wei, Minghua Xian, Shihuan Tang, Ye Zhao, Mingwei Liu, Lei Song, Ya Geng, Hongjun Yang, Chen Ding, Luqi Huang
Oxidative stress plays a vital role in many pathological processes of the cardiovascular diseases. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear, especially on a transcription factor (TF) level. In this study, a new method, concatenated tandem array of consensus transcription factor response elements (catTFREs), and an Illumina-based RNA-seq technology were integrated and then combined with a network pharmacology strategy to systematically investigate the role of TFs in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes; the damage was then rescued by Danhong injection (DHI), a Chinese standardized product approved for cardiovascular diseases treatment...
August 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822273/ligand-binding-characterization-of-simulated-%C3%AE-adrenergic-like-octopamine-receptor-in-schistocerca-gregaria-via-progressive-structure-simulation
#6
Hui-Meng Lu, Xiao-Li Lu, Jia-Hui Zhai, Ren-Bin Zhou, Yan-Li Qin, Jing-Di Li, Chen-Yan Zhang, Jian-Yu Shi
It is important to design insecticides having both low drug resistance and less undesirable toxicity for desert locust control. Specific GPCRs of Schistocerca gregaria, especially β-adrenergic-like octopamine receptor (SgOctβR), can be considered as its potential effective insecticide targets. However, either the unavailability of SgOctβR's structure or the inadequate capability of its sequence lead the development of insecticide for Schistocerca gregaria meets its plateau. To relax this difficulty, this paper develops a promising progressive structure simulation from SgOctβR's sequence, to its predicted structure of SgOctβR in vacuum, to its conformation as well as its complex with endogenous ligand octopamine in a solvent-membrane system...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822123/measurement-of-transcripts-associated-with-photorespiration-and-related-redox-signaling
#7
Amna Mhamdi, Pavel I Kerchev, Patrick Willems, Graham Noctor, Frank Van Breusegem
To study photorespiration and to characterize related components, gene expression analysis is a central approach. An overview of the experimental setup, protocols, and methods we use to investigate photorespiration-associated gene expression is presented. Within this chapter, we describe simple procedures to experimentally alter the photorespiratory flux and provide protocols for transcriptomic analysis with a focus on genes encoding photorespiratory proteins as well as those induced by photorespiratory hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822076/studies-of-the-benzopyran-class-of-selective-cox-2-inhibitors-using-3d-qsar-and-molecular-docking
#8
Dharmendra K Yadav, Saloni, Praveen Sharma, Sanjeev Misra, Harpreet Singh, Ricardo L Mancera, Kang Kim, Cheongyun Jang, Mi-Hyun Kim, Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Eun Ha Choi, Surendra Kumar
The Gaussian-based 3D-QSAR studies for 58 selective COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) inhibitors belonging to benzopyran chemical class were performed. Partial least squares analysis produced statistically significant model with (R training(2)  = 0.866) and predictability (Q training(2)  = 0.66, Q test(2)  = 0.846). The 3D-QSAR model includes steric, electrostatic, hydrophobic, and hydrogen bond acceptor field indicators, whereas the potential field contributions indicate that the steric and hydrophobic features of the molecules play an important role in governing their biological activity...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822069/characterization-of-ofloxacin-interaction-with-mutated-a91v-quinolone-resistance-determining-region-of-dna-gyrase-in-mycobacterium-leprae-through-computational-simulation
#9
J Nisha, V Shanthi
Mycobacterium leprae, the causal agent of leprosy is non-cultivable in vitro. Thus, the assessment of antibiotic activity against Mycobacterium leprae depends primarily upon the time-consuming mouse footpad system. The GyrA protein of Mycobacterium leprae is the target of the antimycobacterial drug, Ofloxacin. In recent times, the GyrA mutation (A91V) has been found to be resistant to Ofloxacin. This phenomenon has necessitated the development of new, long-acting antimycobacterial compounds. The underlying mechanism of drug resistance is not completely known...
August 18, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821854/dynamics-of-hydration-water-plays-a-key-role-in-determining-the-binding-thermodynamics-of-protein-complexes
#10
Song-Ho Chong, Sihyun Ham
Interfacial waters are considered to play a crucial role in protein-protein interactions, but in what sense and why are they important? Here, using molecular dynamics simulations and statistical thermodynamic analyses, we demonstrate distinctive dynamic characteristics of the interfacial water and investigate their implications for the binding thermodynamics. We identify the presence of extraordinarily slow (~1,000 times slower than in bulk water) hydrogen-bond rearrangements in interfacial water. We rationalize the slow rearrangements by introducing the "trapping" free energies, characterizing how strongly individual hydration waters are captured by the biomolecular surface, whose magnitude is then traced back to the number of water-protein hydrogen bonds and the strong electrostatic field produced at the binding interface...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821779/a-clean-and-facile-synthesis-strategy-of-mos2-nanosheets-grown-on-multi-wall-cnts-for-enhanced-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-performance
#11
Jiamu Cao, Jing Zhou, Yufeng Zhang, Xiaowei Liu
Unique hybrid nanostructure, which consists of multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) stems and MoS2 nanosheet (NS) leaves, are prepared by a hydrothermal method. The fabricated material can be potentially used as an electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). To our knowledge, as the reaction medium, water is firstly utilized to the synthesis of the 1T phase MoS2 NSs which uniformly grow on the carbon-based materials. As a result, a nanohybrid catalyst with excellent HER electrocatalytic properties, which included an onset potential of as low as 50 mV, a Tafel slope of 43 mV dec(-1), and remarkable cycling stability, is produced...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821778/electrochemical-removal-of-stains-from-paper-cultural-relics-based-on-the-electrode-system-of-conductive-composite-hydrogel-and-pbo2
#12
Xingtang Liang, Lizhen Zheng, Shirong Li, Xiaoyu Fan, Shukun Shen, Daodao Hu
Constructing methods for cleaning stains on paper artworks that meet the requirements of preservation of cultural relics are still challenging. In response to this problem, a novel electrochemical cleaning method and the preparation of corresponding electrodes were proposed. For this purpose, the conductive graphene (rGO)/polyacryamide (PAM)/montmorillonite (MMT) composite hydrogel as cathode and PbO2-based material as anode were prepared and characterized. The electrochemical cleaning efficiencies of real sample and mimicking paper artifacts were evaluated, and the effects of the electrochemical cleaning on paper itself were detected...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821770/drought-and-exogenous-abscisic-acid-alter-hydrogen-peroxide-accumulation-and-differentially-regulate-the-expression-of-two-maize-rd22-like-genes
#13
Kyle Phillips, Ndiko Ludidi
Increased biosynthesis of abscisic acid (ABA) occurs in plants in response to water deficit, which is mediated by changes in the levels of reactive oxygen species such as H2O2. Water deficit and ABA induce expression of some RD22-like proteins. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of water deficit and exogenous ABA (50 µM ABA applied every 24 hours for a total of 72 hours) on H2O2 content in Zea mays (maize) and to characterise genes encoding two putative maize RD22-like proteins (designated ZmRD22A and ZmRD22B)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821765/the-protective-action-of-osmolytes-on-the-deleterious-effects-of-gamma-rays-and-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-on-protein-conformational-changes
#14
Pankaj Attri, Minsup Kim, Thapanut Sarinont, Eun Ha Choi, Hyunwoong Seo, Art E Cho, Kazunori Koga, Masaharu Shiratani
Both gamma rays and atmospheric pressure plasma are known to have anticancer properties. While their mechanism actions are still not clear, in some contexts they work in similar manner, while in other contexts they work differently. So to understand these relationships, we have studied Myoglobin protein after the treatment of gamma rays and dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma, and analyzed the changes in thermodynamic properties and changes in the secondary structure of protein after both treatments. The thermodynamic properties were analyzed using chemical and thermal denaturation after both treatments...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821752/hybrid-nitric-oxide-donor-and-its-carrier-for-the-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-diseases
#15
Duong Q Le, Aneetta E Kuriakose, Dat X Nguyen, Kytai T Nguyen, Suchismita Acharya
Nitric oxide (NO) has been known to promote physiological angiogenesis to treat peripheral arterial diseases (PAD) by increasing the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level in endothelial cells (ECs) and preventing platelet adherence and leukocyte chemotaxis. However, the ongoing ischemic event during peripheral ischemia produces superoxide and diminishes the NO bioavailability by forming toxic peroxynitrite anion. Here we disclose an efficacious hybrid molecule 4-(5-Amino-1,2,3-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinol (SA-2) containing both antioxidant and NO donor functionalities that provide a therapeutic level of NO necessary to promote angiogenesis and to protect ECs against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821744/exploring-the-sequence-based-prediction-of-folding-initiation-sites-in-proteins
#16
Daniele Raimondi, Gabriele Orlando, Rita Pancsa, Taushif Khan, Wim F Vranken
Protein folding is a complex process that can lead to disease when it fails. Especially poorly understood are the very early stages of protein folding, which are likely defined by intrinsic local interactions between amino acids close to each other in the protein sequence. We here present EFoldMine, a method that predicts, from the primary amino acid sequence of a protein, which amino acids are likely involved in early folding events. The method is based on early folding data from hydrogen deuterium exchange (HDX) data from NMR pulsed labelling experiments, and uses backbone and sidechain dynamics as well as secondary structure propensities as features...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821549/phosphate-catalyzed-hydrogen-peroxide-formation-from-agar-gellan-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-and-recovery-of-microorganisms-cultivability-by-catalase-and-pyruvate
#17
Kosei Kawasaki, Yoichi Kamagata
Previously, we reported that when agar is autoclaved with phosphate buffer, H2O2 is formed in the resulting medium (PT) and the colony count on the medium inoculated with environmental samples becomes much lower than that on a medium in which agar and phosphate are autoclaved separately (PS) (Appl Environ Microbiol 80:7659-7666). However, the physicochemical mechanisms underlying this observation remain largely unknown. Here, we determined the factors affecting H2O2 formation in agar. The H2O2 formation was pH-dependent: H2O2 was formed at high concentrations in alkaline or neutral phosphate buffer, but not in acidic one...
August 18, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821460/long-term-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-anabolic-catabolic-balance-of-articular-cartilage-in-vitro
#18
A Vela-Anero, T Hermida-Gomez, L Gato-Calvo, C Vaamonde-García, S Diaz-Prado, R Meijide-Faílde, F J Blanco, E F Burguera
Healthy cartilage maintenance relies on an equilibrium among the anabolic and catabolic processes in chondrocytes. With the onset of osteoarthritis (OA), increased interleukin (IL)-1β levels induce an inhibition of the synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, as well as an increase in proteases. This eventually leads to a predominance of the catabolic phenotype and the progressive loss of articular cartilage. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a small gaseous molecule recognized as the third endogenous gasotransmitter...
August 15, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821266/endogenous-hydrogen-sulphide-attenuates-nlrp3-inflammasome-mediated-neuroinflammation-by-suppressing-the-p2x7-receptor-after-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-rats
#19
Hengli Zhao, Pengyu Pan, Yang Yang, Hongfei Ge, Weixiang Chen, Jie Qu, Jiantao Shi, Gaoyu Cui, Xin Liu, Hua Feng, Yujie Chen
BACKGROUND: Emerging studies have demonstrated the important physiological and pathophysiological roles of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a gasotransmitter for NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-associated neuroinflammation in the central nervous system. However, the effects of H2S on neuroinflammation after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), especially on the NLRP3 inflammasome, remain unknown. METHODS: We employed a Sprague-Dawley rat of collagenase-induced ICH in the present study...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821138/biocompatible-chitin-carbon-nanotubes-composite-hydrogels-as-neuronal-growth-substrates
#20
Shuangquan Wu, Bo Duan, Ang Lu, Yanfeng Wang, Qifa Ye, Lina Zhang
In the past decades, extensive studies have demonstrated that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could promote cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of neuronal cells. However, the potential cytotoxicity in biological systems severely restricted the utilization of CNTs as substrates for neural growth. In this study, biocompatible chitin/carbon nanotubes (Ch/CNT) composite hydrogels were developed via blending modified CNTs with chitin solution in 11wt% NaOH/4wt% urea aqueous system, and subsequently regenerating in ethanol...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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