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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651240/indirect-spectrophotometric-determination-of-sulfadiazine-based-on-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-peak-of-silver-nanoparticles-after-cloud-point-extraction
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Elahe Kazemi, Shayessteh Dadfarnia, Ali Mohammad Haji Shabani, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Javad Khodaveisi
A novel, efficient, easy to use, environmentally friendly and cost-effective methodology is developed for the indirect spectrophotometric determination of sulfadiazine in different samples. The method is based on the micelle-mediated extraction of silver sulfadiazine and converting the silver content of the resultant surfactant-rich phase to the silver nanoparticles via generation of [Ag(NH3)2](+) followed by its chemical reduction using ascorbic acid. The changes in the amplitude of localized surface plasmon resonance peak of silver nanoparticles as a function of sulfadiazine concentration in the sample solution was monitored using fiber optic linear array spectrophotometry at 457nm...
June 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651209/removal-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-by-ammonia-oxidizing-bacteria-acclimated-in-a-membrane-bioreactor-contributions-of-cometabolism-and-endogenous-respiration
#2
Junwon Park, Naoyuki Yamashita, Guangxue Wu, Hiroaki Tanaka
We carried out batch experiments using biomass from a membrane bioreactor (MBR) to study the influence of ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) on the removal of 45 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). Kinetic parameters such as biodegradation constants and adsorption coefficients with and without AOB inhibition were estimated. No significant differences in adsorption tendency were found, but the biodegradability of most compounds was enhanced when ammonia was completely oxidized, indicating that AOB present in MBR played a critical role in eliminating the PPCPs...
June 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651201/ex-situ-decoration-of-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-with-palladium-nanoparticles-via-polyoxometalates-and-for-sensitive-detection-of-acetaminophen-in-pharmaceutical-products
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Xiangyi Kong, Yeyu Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Tongrui Zhang, Qianqian Teng, Lei Wang, Huan Wang, Yufan Zhang
In this study, a facile and green method is described for decoration of ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) with palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) through a polyoxometalates (POMs). Serving as both reducing and stabilizing agent, the Keggin-type POMs are used for synthesis of stable colloidal Pd NPs and then link them to the OMC at mild temperature. Current research focuses on the use of Pd-POMs-OMC as an effective sensing template for the detection of acetaminophen (AP) has been studied. Linear calibration curves in the range of 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650854/recent-developments-in-deuterium-oxide-tracer-approaches-to-measure-rates-of-substrate-turnover-implications-for-protein-lipid-and-nucleic-acid-research
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Matthew S Brook, Daniel J Wilkinson, Philip J Atherton, Ken Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methods that inform on dynamic metabolism that can be applied to clinical populations to understand disease progression and responses to therapeutic interventions are of great importance. This review perspective will highlight recent advances, development, and applications of the multivalent stable isotope tracer deuterium oxide (D2O) to the study of substrate metabolism with particular reference to protein, lipids, and nucleic acids, and how these methods can be readily applied within clinical and pharmaceutical research...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650569/sustainable-biomass-derived-catalysts-for-selective-hydrogenation-of-nitroarenes
#5
Basudev Sahoo, Dario Formenti, Christoph Topf, Stephan Bachmann, Michelangelo Scalone, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller
Development of catalytically active materials from biowaste represents an important aspect of sustainable chemical research. Three heterogeneous materials were synthesized from inexpensive biomass based chitosan and abundant Co(OAc)₂via complexation followed by pyrolysis at various temperatures. These materials were applied for the catalytic hydrogenation of nitroarenes using molecular hydrogen. A variety of diversely functionalized nitroarenes including few pharmaceutically active compounds were selectively converted to aromatic amines in high yield and selectivity with excellent functional group tolerance...
June 26, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650333/simultaneous-determination-of-ace-inhibitors-and-dexibuprofen-in-active-pharmaceutical-ingredient-formulations-and-human-serum-by-rp-hplc
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Aisha Sana, Safila Naveed, Fatima Qamar, Sadia Shakeel
The contemporary work describes a rapid and cost effective reversed phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the quantification of Captopril, Lisinopril and Dexibuprofen (DXP) simultaneously in dosage formulations, active pharmaceutical ingredients and human serum. The chromatographic system included LC-20A pump, Sil-20A auto sampler and SPD-20A UV/visible detector. The estimation was carried out by using a C18 (5μm, 250 ×4.6 mm) column with mobile phase methanol: water (80:20 v/v, pH 3...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650253/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-before-and-after-fracture-a-side-by-side-analysis-of-commercially-insured-and-medicare-advantage-osteoporosis-patients
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Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris
BACKGROUND: Although treatment for osteoporosis is recommended by U.S. clinical guidelines, a lack of diagnosis and treatment is common among patients with osteoporotic fractures. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment before and after various types of fractures. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims analysis using data from the Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (Commercial group)...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650250/a-retrospective-longitudinal-claims-based-comparison-of-concomitant-diagnoses-between-individuals-with-and-without-down-syndrome
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Amanda M Kong, Dana Hurley, Kristin A Evans, Diana Brixner, Csilla Csoboth, Jeannie Visootsak
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) experience various comorbidities in excess of the prevalence seen among the non-DS population. However, the extent of the excess burden of comorbidities specifically within commercially and publicly insured DS populations aged < 21 years is not currently known. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the most common diagnoses among individuals with DS who have either commercial or Medicaid insurance and (b) compare the prevalence of those diagnoses between DS cases and non-DS controls...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650247/burden-of-alcohol-abuse-or-dependence-among-long-term-opioid-users-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
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Pamela B Landsman-Blumberg, Nathaniel Katz, Kavita Gajria, Anna D Coutinho, Paul P Yeung, Richard White
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse disorders among chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) patients add to the clinical challenges and economic burden of caring for such patients. Despite potential risks, some CNCP patients with a history of alcohol abuse or dependence (AAD) and pain that is refractory to nonopioid treatment options may still need opioids for pain management. However, there is a lack of data on adverse outcomes in long-term opioid users with CNCP and a history of substance abuse or AAD disorders...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650246/economic-outcomes-of-first-line-regimen-switching-among-stable-patients-with-hiv
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Lisa Rosenblatt, Ami R Buikema, Jerry Seare, Lindsay G S Bengtson, Jonathan Johnson, Feng Cao, Angelina Villasis-Keever
BACKGROUND: Although switching of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a valid approach for addressing treatment failure in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ART changes among those who are well maintained on their current regimens may lead to the development of new side effects or resistance. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of first-line regimen switching on subsequent health care utilization and cost among stable HIV patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims data study of adult patients with HIV who initiated ART between 2007 and 2013 and had been treated with their initial regimens for at least 6 continuous months...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649691/gluten-and-aluminum-content-in-synthroid-%C3%A2-levothyroxine-sodium-tablets
#11
Ramon Espaillat, Michael F Jarvis, Cory Torkelson, Brent Sinclair
INTRODUCTION: Inquiries from healthcare providers and patients about the gluten and aluminum content of Synthroid(®) (levothyroxine sodium tablets) have increased. The objective of this study was to measure and evaluate the gluten content of the raw materials used in the manufacturing of Synthroid. Additionally, this study determined the aluminum content in different strengths of Synthroid tablets by estimating the amount of aluminum in the raw materials used in the manufacturing of Synthroid...
June 26, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649438/translational-learning-from-clinical-studies-predicts-drug-pharmacokinetics-across-patient-populations
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Markus Krauss, Ute Hofmann, Clemens Schafmayer, Svitlana Igel, Jan Schlender, Christian Mueller, Mario Brosch, Witigo von Schoenfels, Wiebke Erhart, Andreas Schuppert, Michael Block, Elke Schaeffeler, Gabriele Boehmer, Linus Goerlitz, Jan Hoecker, Joerg Lippert, Reinhold Kerb, Jochen Hampe, Lars Kuepfer, Matthias Schwab
Early indication of late-stage failure of novel candidate drugs could be facilitated by continuous integration, assessment, and transfer of knowledge acquired along pharmaceutical development programs. We here present a translational systems pharmacology workflow that combines drug cocktail probing in a specifically designed clinical study, physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling, and Bayesian statistics to identify and transfer (patho-)physiological and drug-specific knowledge across distinct patient populations...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649374/screening-and-identification-of-novel-biologically-active-natural-compounds
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REVIEW
David Newman
With the advent of very rapid and cheap genome analyses and the linkage of these plus microbial metabolomics to potential compound structures came the realization that there was an immense sea of novel agents to be mined and tested. In addition, it is now recognized that there is significant microbial involvement in many natural products isolated from "nominally non-microbial sources". This short review covers the current screening methods that have evolved and one might even be tempted to say "devolved" in light of the realization that target-based screens had problems when the products entered clinical testing, with off-target effects being the major ones...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649245/camelid-single-domain-antibodies-as-an-alternative-to-overcome-challenges-related-to-the-prevention-detection-and-control-of-neglected-tropical-diseases
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REVIEW
Carla F C Fernandes, Soraya Dos S Pereira, Marcos B Luiz, Juliana P Zuliani, Gilvan P Furtado, Rodrigo G Stabeli
Due mainly to properties such as high affinity and antigen specificity, antibodies have become important tools for biomedical research, diagnosis, and treatment of several human diseases. When the objective is to administer them for therapy, strategies are used to reduce the heterologous protein immunogenicity and to improve pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics. Size minimization contributes to ameliorate these characteristics, while preserving the antigen-antibody interaction site. Since the discovery that camelids produce functional antibodies devoid of light chains, studies have proposed the use of single domains for biosensors, monitoring and treatment of tumors, therapies for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, drug delivery, or passive immunotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649007/polypharmacy-and-sun-exposure-implications-for-mitochondrial-dna-deletions-in-skin
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Julia Montelin Powers, Gillian Murphy, Nikki Ralph, Susan M O'Gorman, James E J Murphy
Most somatic cells contain many copies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Because of both the high copy number and the lack of repair mechanisms available to mtDNA, damage to it largely goes unrepaired, and can accumulate over time. Large scale deletions are a recognised type of damage sustained by mtDNA as a consequence of exposure to the ultraviolet light in sunlight. A group of patients were identified as having abnormally high levels of either a 4977 base pair deletion (mtDNA(4977)) or 3895 base pair deletion (mtDNA(3895)), in mtDNA from sun exposed skin or skin suspected to be a non-melanoma skin cancer, but not in their non-sun exposed skin biopsies...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648863/two-phase-amorphous-amorphous-solid-drug-dispersion-with-enhanced-stability-solubility-and-bioavailability-resulting-from-ultrasonic-dispersion-of-an-immiscible-system
#16
Luz María Martínez, Marcelo Videa, Tania López Silva, Samuel Castro, Adolfo Caballero, Víctor J Lara-Díaz, Fabiola Castorena-Torres
Amorphization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and the preparation of solid dispersions are strategies that can be synergized to improve the solubility of oral drugs. Immiscibility between an API and a carrier in the molten state that could be perceived as a problem in the preparation of solid dispersions, may actually introduce an advantage. In the present work, a two-phase amorphous-amorphous solid dispersion (AASD) was prepared by ultrasonicating a molten immiscible mixture of indomethacin (IND) and glucose (GLU) prior quenching...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648623/isolation-of-anticancer-and-antimicrobial-metabolites-from-epicoccum-nigrum-endophyte-of-ferula-sumbul
#17
Irum Perveen, Muhammad Asam Raza, Tahir Iqbal, Iffat Naz, Shama Sehar, Safia Ahmed
Owing to the importance of endophytes, current research was aimed to purify the secondary metabolites from targeted source. Ferula sumbul, a lipophilic extract of the endophyte was prepared in 10% methanol and partitioned with ethyl acetate and bioassay guided isolation was carried using standard protocols against bacterial, fungal and cancer cell. The active fractions consisted of three new metabolites (2-methyl-3-nonyl prodiginine, Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, and a meroterpenoid, Preaustinoid A). Their structures were confirmed with LCMS/MS...
June 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648492/biocatalysis-for-synthesis-of-pharmaceuticals
#18
REVIEW
Ramesh N Patel
Chirality is a key factor in the safety and efficacy of many drug products and thus the production of single enantiomers of drug intermediates and drugs has become important and state of the art in the pharmaceutical industry. There has been an increasing awareness of the enormous potential of microorganisms and enzymes (biocatalysts) for the transformation of synthetic chemicals with high chemo-, regio- and enatioselectivities providing products in high yields and purity. In this article, biocatalytic processes are described for the synthesis of key chiral intermediates for development pharmaceuticals...
May 22, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648380/privileged-electrophile-sensors-a-resource-for-covalent-drug-development
#19
REVIEW
Marcus John Curtis Long, Yimon Aye
This Perspective delineates how redox signaling affects the activity of specific enzyme isoforms and how this property may be harnessed for rational drug design. Covalent drugs have resurged in recent years and several reports have extolled the general virtues of developing irreversible inhibitors. Indeed, many modern pharmaceuticals contain electrophilic appendages. Several invoke a warhead that hijacks active-site nucleophiles whereas others take advantage of spectator nucleophilic side chains that do not participate in enzymatic chemistry, but are poised to bind/react with electrophiles...
June 10, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648379/targeted-protein-degradation-from-chemical-biology-to-drug-discovery
#20
REVIEW
Philipp M Cromm, Craig M Crews
Traditional pharmaceutical drug discovery is almost exclusively focused on directly controlling protein activity to cure diseases. Modulators of protein activity, especially inhibitors, are developed and applied at high concentration to achieve maximal effects. Thereby, reduced bioavailability and off-target effects can hamper compound efficacy. Nucleic acid-based strategies that control protein function by affecting expression have emerged as an alternative. However, metabolic stability and broad bioavailability represent development hurdles that remain to be overcome for these approaches...
June 10, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
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