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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723124/fluorescence-quenching-of-a-conjugated-polymer-by-synergistic-amine-carboxylic-acid-and-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-interactions-for-selective-detection-of-aromatic-amines-in-aqueous-solution
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Yi-Jia Zhao, Kesong Miao, Zhengtao Zhu, Li-Juan Fan
Fluorescence sensing of amine in aqueous solution is challenging. The various basicity and chemical structures of amines may lead to poor selectivity in aqueous solution, and selective fluorescence detection of primary aromatic amine is rarely reported. This paper presents design and synthesis of a fluorescent conjugated polymer for rapid and selective sensing of aromatic amines in aqueous solution. The fluorescent conjugated polymer, poly[fluorenyl-alt-p-phenyleneethynylene] with pendant carboxylic acid groups and long alky chains, is synthesized via palladium-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling reaction...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723107/chemical-approaches-to-investigate-labile-peptide-and-protein-phosphorylation
#2
Anett Hauser, Martin Penkert, Christian P R Hackenberger
Protein phosphorylation is by far the most abundant and most studied post-translational modification (PTM). For a long time, phosphate monoesters of serine (pSer), threonine (pThr), and tyrosine (pTyr) have been considered as the only relevant forms of phosphorylation in organisms. Recently, several research groups have dedicated their efforts to the investigation of other, less characterized phosphoamino acids as naturally occurring PTMs. Such apparent peculiar phosphorylations include the phosphoramidates of histidine (pHis), arginine (pArg), and lysine (pLys), the phosphorothioate of cysteine (pCys), and the anhydrides of pyrophosphorylated serine (ppSer) and threonine (ppThr)...
July 19, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722259/l-ornithine-and-l-lysine-stimulate-gastrointestinal-motility-via-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1
#3
Junya Nakato, Yee Yin Ho, Ryo Omae, Takafumi Mizushige, Kunitoshi Uchida, Makoto Tominaga, Minji Kim, Tsuyoshi Goto, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Teruo Kawada, Saori Akiduki, Ryuhei Kanamoto, Kousaku Ohinata
SCOPE: The gastrointestinal (GI) tract senses and responds to intraluminal nutrients and these interactions often affect GI functions. We found that, among basic amino acids, L-ornithine (Orn) and L-lysine (Lys) stimulated but L-arginine (Arg) suppressed GI motility after oral administration (24 mmol/kg) in mice (Orn and Lys, 14.3 and 26.4% promotion; Arg, 7.7% suppression). We investigated the mechanism of the action of Orn and Lys on GI motility. METHODS AND RESULTS: Orn-induced promotion of small intestinal transit was significantly inhibited (P<0...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720936/the-effects-of-superchilling-with-modified-atmosphere-packaging-on-the-physicochemical-properties-and-shelf-life-of-swimming-crab
#4
Bowen Sun, Yuanhui Zhao, Jiangang Ling, Jingfen Yu, Haitao Shang, Zunying Liu
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of superchilling with modified atmosphere packaging on the physicochemical properties and shelf life of swimming crab. As the storage time increased, the rates at which the total aerobic plate count, total volatile basic nitrogen, pH, peroxide value and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances value increase were significantly lower for the superchilling with modified atmosphere packaging (SCS + MAP) treatment compared to superchilling storage (SCS) and chilling storage (CS)...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720589/dynamic-role-of-the-tether-helix-in-pip2-dependent-gating-of-a-g-protein-gated-potassium-channel
#5
Emre Lacin, Prafulla Aryal, Ian W Glaaser, Karthik Bodhinathan, Eric Tsai, Nidaa Marsh, Stephen J Tucker, Mark S P Sansom, Paul A Slesinger
G protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels control neuronal excitability in the brain and are implicated in several different neurological diseases. The anionic phospholipid phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bisphosphate (PIP2) is an essential cofactor for GIRK channel gating, but the precise mechanism by which PIP2 opens GIRK channels remains poorly understood. Previous structural studies have revealed several highly conserved, positively charged residues in the "tether helix" (C-linker) that interact with the negatively charged PIP2 However, these crystal structures of neuronal GIRK channels in complex with PIP2 provide only snapshots of PIP2's interaction with the channel and thus lack details about the gating transitions triggered by PIP2 binding...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720222/molecular-insight-into-protein-binding-orientations-and-interaction-modes-on-hydrophobic-charge-induction-resin
#6
Hong-Fei Tong, Carlo Cavallotti, Shan-Jing Yao, Dong-Qiang Lin
Hydrophobic charge-induction chromatography (HCIC) with 4-mercaptoethyl-pyridine (MEP) as the functional ligand has been developed as a new technology for antibody purification. In the present work, molecular simulation methods were developed to investigate the interactions between the Fc fragment of IgG and a MEP ligand net. The MM/PBSA method was used to evaluate the binding energy for the MEP ligand net at different densities. It was found that ligand density had significant influence on the binding of Fc...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719887/anesthetic-management-of-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-crs-hipec-the-importance-of-hydro-electrolytic-and-acid-basic-control
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Fabrício Tavares Mendonça, Marília Moreira Guimarães, Sérgio Honorato de Matos, Rúbia Garcia Dusi
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the intra-operative period is a true challenge to anesthesiologist. CASE REPORT: A 67 years old patient diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the Appendix associated with mucinous carcinomatosis, was submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), under general anesthesia and epidural block...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719200/cis-pinonic-acid-oxidation-by-hydroxyl-radicals-in-the-aqueous-phase-under-acidic-and-basic-conditions-kinetics-and-mechanism
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Bartlomiej Witkowski, Tomasz Gierczak
Aqueous-phase oxidation of cis-pinonic acid (CPA) by hydroxyl radicals (OH) was studied using a relative rate technique under acidic and basic conditions. Liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to the negative electrospray ionization (ESI) quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was used to monitor a disappearance of CPA and reference compounds. The measured second order reaction rate coefficients of CPA with OH were: 3.6 ± 0.3 × 10(9) M(-1)s(-1) (pH=2) and 3.0 ± 0.3 × 10(9) M(-1)s(-1) (pH = 10) - combined uncertainties are 2σ...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717995/ovomucin-nanoparticles-promising-carriers-for-mucosal-delivery-of-drugs-and-bioactive-compounds
#9
Ali Akbari, Jianping Wu
Ovomucin, with a similar structure to mucin and gelation ability at room temperature, is a potential mucosal carrier. To evaluate this potential, the mucoadhesive property of ovomucin was studied by the tensile strength and rheology methods, and compared with three known mucoadhesive polymers, chitosan, polyacrylic acid (PAA), and alginate. Ovomucin particles were basically spherical in shape with an average size of ~572, 235 and 54 nm prepared at pH 5, 6.5, and 9, respectively. The absolute value of the zeta potential increased from ~ -51 mV at pH 5 to ~ -59 and -91 mV at pH 6...
July 17, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716000/quantiprot-a-python-package-for-quantitative-analysis-of-protein-sequences
#10
Bogumił M Konopka, Marta Marciniak, Witold Dyrka
BACKGROUND: The field of protein sequence analysis is dominated by tools rooted in substitution matrices and alignments. A complementary approach is provided by methods of quantitative characterization. A major advantage of the approach is that quantitative properties defines a multidimensional solution space, where sequences can be related to each other and differences can be meaningfully interpreted. RESULTS: Quantiprot is a software package in Python, which provides a simple and consistent interface to multiple methods for quantitative characterization of protein sequences...
July 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715771/a-flow-through-aqueous-standard-generation-system-for-thin-film-microextraction-investigations-of-uv-filters-and-biocides-partitioning-to-different-environmental-compartments
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Fardin Ahmadi, Chris Sparham, Janusz Pawliszyn
In this paper problems associated with preparation of aqueous standard of highly hydrophobic compounds such as partial precipitation, being lost on the surfaces, low solubility in water and limited sample volume for accurate determination of their distribution coefficients are addressed. The following work presents two approaches that utilize blade thin film microextraction (TFME) to investigate partitioning of UV filters and biocides to humic acid (dissolved organic carbon) and sediment. A steady-state concentration of target analytes in water was generated using a flow-through aqueous standard generation (ASG) system...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715210/intercalation-of-primary-alcohols-into-layered-titanoniobates
#12
Chris I Thomas, Maarit Karppinen
Lamellar oxides form an important class of functional materials and are often susceptible to topotactic substitution of the ions between the layers. This opens up the structure to direct reactions with alkylammonium ions often substituting for group 1 ions forcing an increase in layer separation. Proton exchange with group 1 ions is also possible in mineral acids with the resulting protonated materials typically being acidic. These solid acids can further react with bases such as alkyl amines again causing an increase in interlayer separation...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715034/surface-chemistry-and-stability-of-metastable-corundum-type-in2o3
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Eva-Maria Köck, Michaela Kogler, Chen Zhuo, Lukas Schlicker, Maged F Bekheet, Andrew Doran, Aleksander Gurlo, Simon Penner
To account for the explanation of an eventual sensing and catalytic behavior of rhombohedral In2O3 (rh-In2O3) and the dependence of the metastability of the latter on gas atmospheres, in situ electrochemical impedance spectroscopic (EIS), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopic (FT-IR), in situ X-ray diffraction and in situ thermogravimetric analyses in inert (helium) and reactive gases (hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide) have been conducted to link the gas-dependent electrical conductivity features and the surface chemical properties to its metastability towards cubic In2O3...
July 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713420/modeling-the-metabolism-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-application-of-network-decomposition-and-network-reduction-in-the-context-of-petri-nets
#14
Ina Koch, Joachim Nöthen, Enrico Schleiff
Motivation:Arabidopsis thaliana is a well-established model system for the analysis of the basic physiological and metabolic pathways of plants. Nevertheless, the system is not yet fully understood, although many mechanisms are described, and information for many processes exists. However, the combination and interpretation of the large amount of biological data remain a big challenge, not only because data sets for metabolic paths are still incomplete. Moreover, they are often inconsistent, because they are coming from different experiments of various scales, regarding, for example, accuracy and/or significance...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712809/near-atomic-resolution-structure-of-a-plant-geminivirus-determined-by-electron-cryomicroscopy
#15
Katharina Hipp, Clemens Grimm, Holger Jeske, Bettina Böttcher
African cassava mosaic virus is a whitefly-transmitted geminivirus which forms unique twin particles of incomplete icosahedra that are joined at five-fold vertices, building an unusual waist. How its 22 capsomers interact within a half-capsid or across the waist is unknown thus far. Using electron cryo-microscopy and image processing, we determined the virion structure with a resolution of 4.2 Å and built an atomic model for its capsid protein. The inter-capsomer contacts mediated by the flexible N termini and loop regions differed within the half-capsids and at the waist, explaining partly the unusual twin structure...
July 5, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711670/evaluation-of-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-s100b-myelin-basic-protein-and-glial-fibrilliary-acidic-protein-as-brain-specific-proteins-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Erman Esnafoglu, Sema Nur Ayyıldız, Selma Cırrık, Emine Yurdakul Erturk, Abdullah Erdil, Abdullah Daglı, Tevfik Noyan
OBJECTIVE: Brain specific-proteins are not found in other tissues and measurement non-invasively in the blood may identify structurally and functionally damaged brain regions and identify the severity and prognosis of neuropsychiatric diseases. For this reason, we aimed to evaluate serum brain-specific protein values as brain damage markers in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHOD: 35 children with ASD and 31 healthy subjects were included in the study...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709099/halide-removal-from-waters-by-silver-nanoparticles-and-hydrogen-peroxide
#17
A M S Polo, J J Lopez-Peñalver, J Rivera-Utrilla, U Von Gunten, M Sánchez-Polo
The objective of this study was to remove halides from waters by silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The experimental parameters were optimized and the mechanism involved was also determined. The AgNP/H2O2 process proved efficacious for bromide and chloride removal from water through the selective precipitation of AgCl and AgBr on the AgNP surface. The optimal AgNP and H2O2 concentrations to be added to the solution were determined for the halide concentrations under study. The removal of Cl(-) and Br(-) anions was more effective at basic pH, reaching values of up to 100% for both ions...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708849/identification-and-characterization-of-batf3-as-a-context-specific-coactivator-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor
#18
Petra Birth, Stefanie Schöne, Ulrich Stelzl, Sebastiaan H Meijsing
The ability of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) to regulate the transcriptional output of genes relies on its interactions with transcriptional coregulators. However, which coregulators are required for GR-dependent activation is context-dependent and can be influenced by the sequence of the DNA bound by GR and by the nature of the GR isoform responsible for the regulation of a gene. Here, we screened for GR-interacting proteins for which the interaction signal differed between two GR isoforms GRα and GRγ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707422/description-of-d-glucosamine-immobilization-kinetics-onto-poly-lactic-acid-surface-via-a-multistep-physicochemical-approach-for-preparation-of-novel-active-biomaterials
#19
Ahmed E Swilem, Marian Lehocký, Petr Humpolíček, Zdenka Kucekova, Igor Novák, Matej Mičušík, Hassan A Abdel-Rehim, El-Sayed A Hegazy, Ashraf A Hamed, Jaroslav Kousal
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) has shown much success in the preparation of tissue engineering scaffolds as it can be fabricated with a tailored architecture. However, the PLA surface has drawbacks including the lack of biofunctional motifs which are essential for high affinity to biological cells. Therefore, this study describes a multistep physicochemical approach for the immobilization of D-glucosamine (GlcN), a naturally occurring monosaccharide having many biological functions, on the PLA surface aiming at enhancing the cell proliferation activity...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705555/sonodynamic-therapy-based-on-combined-use-of-low-dose-administration-of-epirubicin-incorporating-drug-delivery-system-and-focused-ultrasound
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Masanori Maeda, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Jun Okamoto, Shin Yoshizawa, Nobutaka Abe, Hidekazu Nakamoto, Hiroshi Ishii, Kenichi Kawabata, Shinichiro Umemura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kazunori Kataoka, Hiroshi Iseki
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is currently considered as one of the promising minimally invasive treatment options for solid cancers. SDT is based on the combined use of a sonosensitizer drug and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in and around neoplastic cells. Anthracycline drugs, including epirubicin (EPI), have been well known as effective sonosensitizers after interaction with focused ultrasound. Recently a new anticancer drug delivery system (DDS), NC-6300, has been developed that comprises EPI through an acid-labile hydrazone bond...
July 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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