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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445829/the-role-of-peu-mir164-and-its-target-penac-genes-in-response-to-abiotic-stress-in-populus-euphratica
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Xin Lu, Hui Dun, Conglong Lian, Xiaofei Zhang, Weilun Yin, Xinli Xia
Plant miR164 family is highly conserved and miR164 members regulate conserved targets belonging to NAC transcription factors. Our previous studies have revealed that peu-miR164a-e and its target gene POPTR_0007s08420 participate in abiotic stress response in Populus euphratica according to deep sequencing and degradome sequencing. In this study, miR164 family comprises six members that generate two mature products (miR164a-e and miR164f) and target seven NAC genes in P. euphratica. Co-expression in Nicotiana benthamiana and 5' RACE confirmed that peu-miR164 directs PeNAC070, PeNAC012 and PeNAC028 mRNAs cleavage...
April 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445751/curcumin-dictates-divergent-fates-for-the-central-salt-bridges-in-amyloid-%C3%AE-40-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-42
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Bappaditya Chandra, Venus Singh Mithu, Debanjan Bhowmik, Anand Kant Das, Bankanidhi Sahoo, Sudipta Maiti, Perunthiruthy K Madhu
There are three specific regions in the Amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide sequence where variations cause enhanced toxicity in Alzheimer's disease: the N-terminus, the central salt bridge, and the C-terminus. Here, we investigate if there is a close conformational connection between these three regions, which may suggest a concerted mechanism of toxicity. We measure the effects of Zn(2+) and curcumin on Aβ40, and compare these with their previously reported effects on Aβ42. Aβ42 and Aβ40 differ only near the C-terminus, where curcumin interacts, while Zn(2+) interacts near the N-terminus...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445700/design-synthesis-of-novel-chitosan-derivatives-bearing-quaternary-phosphonium-salts-and-evaluation-of-antifungal-activity
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Wenqiang Tan, Jingjing Zhang, Fang Luan, Lijie Wei, Yuan Chen, Fang Dong, Qing Li, Zhanyong Guo
Two novel chitosan derivatives modified with quaternary phosphonium salts were successfully synthesized, including tricyclohexylphosphonium acetyl chitosan chloride (TCPACSC) and triphenylphosphonium acetyl chitosan chloride (TPPACSC), and characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, and (13)C NMR spectra. The degree of substitution was also calculated by elemental analysis results. Their antifungal activities against Colletotrichum lagenarium, Watermelon fusarium, and Fusarium oxysporum were investigated in vitro using the radial growth assay, minimal inhibitory concentration, and minimum bactericidal concentration assay...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445610/population-pharmacokinetics-of-liposomal-irinotecan-in-patients-with-cancer
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Bambang Adiwijaya, Jaeyeon Kim, Istvan Lang, Tibor Csõszi, Antonio Cubillo, Jen-Shi Chen, Mark Wong, Joon Oh Park, Jun Suk Kim, Kun Ming Rau, Bohuslav Melichar, Javier Gallego, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Bruce Belanger, Istvan Molnar, Wen Wee Ma
nal-IRI is a liposomal formulation of irinotecan with a longer half-life (t1/2 ), higher plasma total irinotecan (tIRI), and lower SN-38 maximum concentration (Cmax ) compared with non-liposomal irinotecan. Population pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis of nal-IRI was performed for tIRI and total SN-38 (tSN38) using patient samples from 6 studies. PK-safety association was evaluated for neutropenia and diarrhea in 353 patients. PK-efficacy association was evaluated from a phase 3 study in pancreatic cancer NAPOLI1...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445253/micro-rna-screening-and-prediction-model-construction-for-diagnosis-of-salt-sensitive-essential-hypertension
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Han Qi, Zheng Liu, Bin Liu, Han Cao, Weiping Sun, Yuxiang Yan, Ling Zhang
Commonly used tests for diagnosis of salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) are complex and time-consuming, so new methods are required. Many studies have demonstrated roles for miRNAs in hypertension; however, the diagnostic value of miRNAs has yet to be determined for human SSH. In this study, we examined miRNA expression profiles by initial high-throughput miRNA sequencing of samples from patients with salt-sensitive and salt-resistant hypertension (SSH and SRH, respectively; n = 6, both groups), followed by validation by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in a larger cohort (n = 91)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445205/inhibition-of-microrna-429-in-the-renal-medulla-increased-salt-sensitivity-of-blood-pressure-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Qing Zhu, Junping Hu, Lei Wang, Weili Wang, Zhengchao Wang, Pin-Lan Li, Krishna M Boini, Ningjun Li
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that high salt intake suppresses the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain-containing protein 2 (PHD2), an enzyme promoting the degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and increases HIF-1α along with its target genes in the renal medulla, which promotes sodium excretion and regulate salt sensitivity of blood pressure. However, it remains unknown how high salt inhibits the expression of PHD2. METHOD AND RESULTS: The current study first revealed that high-salt-induced PHD2 inhibition was due to the enhanced decay of mRNA...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444916/perfectly-alternating-and-regioselective-copolymerization-of-carbonyl-sulfide-and-epoxides-by-metal-free-lewis-pairs
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Jia-Liang Yang, Hai-Lin Wu, Yang Li, Xing-Hong Zhang, Donald J Darensbourg
The preparation of perfectly alternating and regioslective copolymers derived from the copolymerization of carbonyl sulfide (COS) and epoxides by metal-free Lewis pair catalysts composed of a Lewis base (amidine, guanidine, or quaternary onium salts) and a Lewis acid (triethyl borane) is described. Colorless and highly transparent copolymers of poly(monothiocarbonate) were successfully obtained with over 99 % tail-to-head content and high molecular weight (up to 92.5 kg mol(-1) ). In most instances, oxygen-sulfur exchange reactions (O/S ERs), which would generate random thiocarbonate and carbonate units, were effectively suppressed...
April 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444659/new-psychoactive-substances-nps-a-challenge-for-the-addiction-treatment-services
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Norbert Scherbaum, F Schifano, Udo Bonnet
Over the last few years, hundreds of new psychoactive substances (NPS) have been identified in Europe. Apart from some herbal compounds, NPS mainly include synthetic cannabinoids and a range of new synthetic stimulants (e. g., cathinones). Synthetic NPS are often developed whilst modifying the basic chemical (e. g., phenethylamine or tryptamine) structure. Although the pharmacology and toxicology of most NPS are hardly known, they are being offered, especially online, as "bath salts," as "incense mixtures," or under other misleading labels...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444503/comparative-evaluation-of-the-algorithms-for-parametric-mapping-of-the-novel-myocardial-pet-imaging-agent-18-f-fptp
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Ji Who Kim, Seongho Seo, Hyeon Sik Kim, Dong-Yeon Kim, Ho-Young Lee, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, Hee-Seung Bom, Jung-Joon Min, Jae Sung Lee
OBJECTIVE: ((18)F-fluoropentyl)triphenylphosphonium salt ((18)F-FPTP) is a new promising myocardial PET imaging tracer. It shows high accumulation in cardiomyocytes and rapid clearance from liver. We performed compartmental analysis of (18)F-FPTP PET images in rat and evaluated two linear analyses: linear least-squares (LLS) and a basis function method (BFM) for generating parametric images. The minimum dynamic scan duration for kinetic analysis was also investigated and computer simulation undertaken...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444442/high-accumulation-of-anthocyanins-via-the-ectopic-expression-of-atdfr-confers-significant-salt-stress-tolerance-in-brassica-napus-l
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Jihye Kim, Won Je Lee, Tien Thanh Vu, Chan Young Jeong, Suk-Whan Hong, Hojoung Lee
The ectopic expression of AtDFR results in increased accumulation of anthocyanins leading to enhanced salinity and drought stress tolerance in B. napus plants. Flavonoids with antioxidant effects confer many additional benefits to plants. Evidence indicates that flavonoids, including anthocyanins, protect tissues against oxidative stress from various abiotic stressors. We determined whether increases in anthocyanins increased abiotic stress tolerance in Brassica napus, because the values of B. napus L. and its cultivation area are increasing worldwide...
April 25, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444441/the-activity-of-the-rectal-gland-of-the-north-pacific-spiny-dogfish-squalus-suckleyi-is-glucose-dependent-and-stimulated-by-glucagon-like-peptide-1
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Courtney A Deck, W Gary Anderson, J Michael Conlon, Patrick J Walsh
Elasmobranchs possess a specialised organ, the rectal gland, which is responsible for excreting sodium chloride via the posterior intestine. Previous work has indicated that the gland may be activated by a number of hormones, some of which are likely related to the salt or volume loads associated with feeding. Furthermore, evidence exists for the gland being glucose dependent which is atypical for an elasmobranch tissue. In this study, the presence of sodium-glucose co-transporters (SGLTs) in the rectal gland and their regulation by feeding were investigated...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444301/soybean-nima-related-kinase1-promotes-plant-growth-and-improves-salt-and-cold-tolerance
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Wen-Jia Pan, Jian-Jun Tao, Tong Cheng, Ming Shen, Jin-Biao Ma, Wan-Ke Zhang, Qin Lin, Biao Ma, Shou-Yi Chen, Jin-Song Zhang
NEK (NIMA-related kinase) is known as a family of serine/threonine kinases which mainly participate in microtubule-related mitotic events in fungi, mammals and other eukaryotes. Our previous studies found that Arabidopsis NEK6 plays an important role in plant response to abiotic stress. We further investigated roles of NEK family in soybean and found that at least eight members can respond to abiotic stresses. Among them, only GmNEK1, a novel NEK member which is distantly-related to Arabidopsis NEK6, enhanced plant growth and promoted salt and cold tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants...
April 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443934/hg-ii-and-pd-ii-complexes-with-a-new-selenoether-bridged-biscarbene-ligand-efficient-mono-and-bis-arylation-of-methyl-acrylate-with-a-pincer-biscarbene-pd-ii-precatalyst
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Rishu, Billa Prashanth, Deependra Bawari, Ushnish Mandal, Aditya Verma, Angshuman Roy Choudhury, Sanjay Singh
Two equivalents of 1-benzyl-3-bromoethylbenzimidazolium bromide couple with Na2Se to produce the first selenoether bridged bis-benzimidazolium salt (LH2)Br2. The nitrate (LH2)(NO3)2 and tetrafluoroborate (LH2)(BF4)2 salts were also synthesized from (LH2)Br2. The reaction of Hg(OAc)2 with (LH2)Br2 gave the first pseudo pincer carbene mercury complex, [Hg(L-κ(2)C)][HgBr4] (C1). Different complexes of Pd(ii) with selenoether bridged carbene were obtained using (LH2)Br2 and (LH2)(NO3)2. Syntheses of these complexes were dependent on the counter anion and the temperature...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443859/adamantyl-metal-complexes-new-routes-to-adamantyl-anions-and-new-transmetallations
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David Armstrong, Fioralba Taullaj, Kamalpreet Singh, Bijan Mirabi, Alan J Lough, Ulrich Fekl
New routes to 1- and 2-adamantyl anion equivalents are described, starting from commercially available 1- and 2-adamantylzinc bromides and employing reducing metals (Mg; Li). Adamantylmagnesium bromides (both 1-AdMgBr and 2-AdMgBr) can reliably be produced via reaction of the corresponding adamantylzinc bromides with excess magnesium metal. Reactions of adamantylzinc bromides with stoichiometic lithium biphenylide or lithium 2,2'-bipyridylide afford the new diadamantylzinc species, 1-Ad2Zn and 2-Ad2Zn, isolable free of solvent and salt impurities...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443368/improving-bioelectricity-generation-and-cod-removal-of-sewage-sludge-in-microbial-desalination-cell
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Atieh Ebrahimi, Daryoush Yousefi Kebria, Ghasem D Najafpour
Improving wastewater treatment process and water desalination are two important solutions for increasing the available supply of fresh water. Microbial desalination cells (MDCs) with common electrolytes display relatively low organic matter removal and high cost. In this study, sewage sludge was used as the substrate in the MDC under three different initial salt concentrations (5, 20 and 35 g.L(-1)) and the maximum salt removal rates of 50.6, 64 and 69.6% were obtained under batch condition, respectively. The MDC also produced the maximum power density of 47...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443361/the-effect-of-alkali-on-the-product-distribution-from-black-liquor-conversion-under-supercritical-water
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Y Hawangchu, D Atong, V Sricharoenchaikul
Lignin in chemical pulping waste, or black liquor (BL), can be converted into various products via supercritical water gasification (SCWG). However, the inherited alkaline contents from the pulping chemicals may affect the product yields and properties. In this research, the influence of the residual alkali on the product distribution via SCWG of soda BL and kraft BL was evaluated. The SCWG was performed in a batch quartz reactor for 10 min at various temperatures (673, 773 and 873 K) and pressures (250, 300 and 400 bar)...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443332/copper-catalyzed-selective-diphenylation-of-carboxylic-acids-with-cyclic-diaryliodonium-salts
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Hao Xie, Shuai Yang, Chunxia Zhang, Mingruo Ding, Min Liu, Jie Guo, Fengzhi Zhang
Herein, we describe a novel one-step copper-catalyzed diphenylation of readily available aliphatic or (hetero)aromatic carboxylic acids with cyclic hypervalent diaryliodonium reagents. The selective diphenylation of benzoic acids with high atom-economy can be achieved without observation of the arylation at the phenyl hydroxyl/thio/amino position. The valuable biphenyl esters with an additional iodo-substituent were obtained in good to excellent yields, which can be further transformed to diversified building blocks for the synthesis of bioactive natural products, pharmaceuticals and functional materials...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443330/mechanisms-by-which-salt-concentration-moderates-the-dynamics-of-human-serum-transferrin
#18
Haleh Abdizadeh, Ali Rana Atilgan, Canan Atilgan
The dynamical and thermodynamic behavior of human transferrin (hTf) protein in saline aqueous solution of various concentrations is studied. hTf is an essential transport protein circulating iron in the blood and delivering it to tissues. It displays highly pH dependent cooperativity between the two lobes each carrying an iron, and forms a tight complex with the receptor during endocytosis, eventually recycled to the serum after iron release. Molecular dynamics simulations are used to investigate the effects of the amount of salt on protein conformation and dynamics to analyze the structure-function relationship in free hTf at serum pH...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443104/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-apple-bhlh-transcription-factors-and-expression-analysis-in-response-to-drought-and-salt-stress
#19
Ke Mao, Qinglong Dong, Chao Li, Changhai Liu, Fengwang Ma
The bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) transcription factor family is the second largest in plants. It occurs in all three eukaryotic kingdoms, and plays important roles in regulating growth and development. However, family members have not previously been studied in apple. Here, we identified 188 MdbHLH proteins in apple "Golden Delicious" (Malus × domestica Borkh.), which could be classified into 18 groups. We also investigated the gene structures and 12 conserved motifs in these MdbHLHs. Coupled with expression analysis and protein interaction network prediction, we identified several genes that might be responsible for abiotic stress responses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443102/effect-of-hbdhn1-and-hbdhn2-genes-on-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis
#20
Yuxin Cao, Xian Xiang, Mengting Geng, Qin You, Xi Huang
Dehydrin is a type of late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) protein. The dehydrin genes, HbDHN1 and HbDHN2, in Hevea brasiliensis were previously found to be induced at the wounding site of epicormic shoots, with local tissue dehydration identified as the key signal for laticifer differentiation. However, the exact role of the HbDHNs remains unknown. In this study, HbDHN1 and HbDHN2 expression was examined under multiple abiotic stresses; namely, cold, salt, drought, wounding, abscisic acid (ABA), ethylene (ET), and jasmonic acid (JA) treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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