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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535438/determination-of-edoxaban-equivalent-concentrations-in-human-plasma-by-an-automated-anti-factor-xa-chromogenic-assay
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Ling He, Jarema Kochan, Min Lin, Alexander Vandell, Karen Brown, Francois Depasse
INTRODUCTION: This phase I, open-label, multiple-dose, two-treatment study assessed the relationship between edoxaban equivalent concentration derived from an anti-FXa assay with the summed concentration of edoxaban and its active metabolite, M-4, as assessed by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This study also assessed the relationship between edoxaban plasma concentrations assessed by LC/MS/MS in sodium citrate and lithium heparin tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive once-daily edoxaban 60mg or 90mg for 5days (15 participants per treatment group)...
May 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535204/colocalization-of-receptors-for-shiga-toxins-with-lipid-rafts-in-primary-human-renal-glomerular-endothelial-cells-and-influence-of-d-pdmp-on-synthesis-and-distribution-of-glycosphingolipid-receptors
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Nadine Legros, Gottfried Pohlentz, Jana Runde, Stefanie Dusny, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Helge Karch, Johannes Müthing
Damage of human renal glomerular endothelial cells (HRGECs) of the kidney represents the linchpin in the pathogenesis of the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by Shiga toxins (Stxs) of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC). We performed a comprehensive structural analysis of the Stx receptor glycosphingolipids (GSLs) globotriaosylceramide (Gb3Cer, Galα4alβ4Glcβ1Cer) and globotetraosylceramide (Gb4Cer, GalNAcβ3Galα4Galβ4Glcβ1Cer) and their distribution in lipid raft analogue detergent-resistant membranes (DRMs) and nonDRMs prepared from primary HRGECs...
May 23, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535055/ionic-liquid-anion-controlled-nanoscale-gold-morphology-grown-at-a-liquid-interface
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Nakara Bhawawet, Jeremy B Essner, Durgesh Vinod Wagle, Gary A Baker
Two different ionic liquids comprising the tetrabutylphosphonium cation ([P4444]) paired with the strongly-coordinating anions 6-aminocaproate ([6-AC]) or taurinate ([tau]) were prepared and employed in an aqueous/organic liquid bilayer system to generate nanoscale gold by Au(OH)4- photoreduction. Generally, as the concentration of ionic liquid in the organic phase was increased, the resulting quasi-spherical gold nanoparticles reduced in size and presented less aggregation, leading to marked increases in the catalytic efficiency for 4-nitrophenol reduction using borohydride...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534561/dielectrophoretic-assembly-of-liquid-phase-exfoliated-tis3-nanoribbons-for-photodetecting-applications
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R Frisenda, E Giovanelli, P Mishra, P Gant, E Flores, C Sánchez, J R Ares, D Perez de Lara, I J Ferrer, E M Pérez, A Castellanos-Gomez
Liquid-phase exfoliation is a technique capable of producing large quantities of two-dimensional materials in suspension. Despite many efforts in the optimization of the exfoliation process itself, not much has been done towards the integration of liquid-phase-exfoliated materials in working solid-state devices. In this article, we use dielectrophoresis to direct the assembly of liquid-phase-exfoliated TiS3 nanoribbons between two gold electrodes to produce photodetectors working in the visible region. Through electrical and optical measurements we characterize the responsivity of the device and we find values as large as 3...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531844/development-of-an-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-quantitation-of-11-d-amino-acids-in-different-regions-of-rat-brain-application-to-a-study-on-the-associations-of-d-amino-acid-concentration-changes-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Zhe Li, Yuping Xing, Xingjie Guo, Yan Cui
There are significant differences in d-amino acid concentrations between healthy people and Alzheimer's disease patients. In order to investigate the potential correlation between d-amino acids and Alzheimer's disease, a simple and sensitive ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed. The method was applied to simultaneous determination of 11 d-amino acids in different regions of rat brain. Rat brain homogenates were firstly pretreated with protein precipitation procedure and then derivatized with (S)-N-(4-nitrophenoxycarbonyl) phenylalanine methoxyethyl ester [(S)-NIFE]...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530813/enhanced-sampling-of-phase-transitions-in-coarse-grained-lipid-bilayers
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David N Stelter, Tom Keyes
Freezing and melting of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayers are simulated in both the explicit (Wet) and implicit solvent (Dry) coarse-grained MARTINI force fields with enhanced sampling, via the isobaric, molecular dynamics version of the generalized replica exchange method (gREM). Phase transitions are described with the entropic viewpoint, based upon the statistical temperature as a function of enthalpy, TS(H) = 1/(dS(H)/dH), where S is the configurational entropy. Bilayer thickness, area per lipid, and the second-rank order parameter (P2) are calculated vs temperature in the transition range...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530593/dummy-template-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-solid-phase-extraction-of-phenothiazines-in-meat-based-on-computational-simulation
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Yi Ping Song, Nan Li, Hui Cai Zhang, Geng Nan Wang, Ju Xiang Liu, Jing Liu, Jian Ping Wang
The 3D structures of two dummy templates and four phenothiazine drugs were studied by using computational simulation method. Then the two dummy templates were used to synthesize two molecularly imprinted polymers respectively. Results showed that the recognition abilities of the two polymers were consistent with the theoretical calculation. Then a solid phase extraction column was developed for extraction of the four phenothiazines in meat (pork, chicken) followed by determination with high performance liquid chromatography...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528973/antifungal-activities-of-secondary-metabolites-isolated-from-liquid-fermentations-of-stereum-hirsutum-sh134-11-against-botrytis-cinerea-grey-mould-agent
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Pedro Aqueveque, Carlos L Céspedes, José Becerra, Mario Aranda, Olov Sterner
Extracts obtained from liquid mycelial fermentations of the Chilean fungus Stereum hirsutum (Sh134-11) showed antifungal activity against Botrytis cinerea. Two types of extracts were obtained: EtOAc-extract (liquid phase) and MeOH-extract (mycelial phase). Plate diffusion assay showed that EtOAc-extracts were more active than MeOH-extracts. A large-scale fermentation of Sh134-11 and chromatographic methods allowed to isolated four compounds: MS-3, Vibralactone, Vibralactone B and Sterenin D. Only Sterenin D showed antifungal activity against B...
May 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528771/comparison-of-residual-napl-source-removal-techniques-in-3d-metric-scale-experiments
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O Atteia, F Jousse, G Cohen, P Höhener
This study compared four treatment techniques for the removal of a toluene/n-decane as NAPL (Non Aqueous Phase Liquid) phase mixture in identical 1 cubic meter tanks filled with different kind of sand. These four treatment techniques were: oxidation with persulfate, surfactant washing with Tween80®, sparging with air followed by ozone, and thermal treatment at 80°C. The sources were made with three lenses of 26×26×6.5cm, one having a hydraulic conductivity similar to the whole tank and the two others a value 10 times smaller...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527458/conformation-change-of-an-isotactic-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-membrane-molecular-dynamics
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Irene Adroher-Benítez, Arturo Moncho-Jordá, Gerardo Odriozola
In this work, isotactic Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide)-PNIPAM-in neat water and in electrolyte solutions is studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations. This is done for an infinitely diluted oligomer and for an assembly of several PNIPAM chains arranged into a planar membrane configuration with a core-shell morphology. We employed two different force fields, AMBER (assisted model building with energy refinement) and OPLS-AA (all atom - optimized potentials for liquid simulations) in combination with extended simple point charge water...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521953/optimized-selection-of-liquid-chromatography-conditions-for-wide-range-analysis-of-natural-compounds
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Aurélie Periat, Davy Guillarme, Jean-Luc Veuthey, Julien Boccard, Sofia Moco, Denis Barron, Alexandre Grand-Guillaume Perrenoud
Plant secondary metabolites are an almost unlimited reservoir of potential bioactive compounds. In view of the wide chemical space covered by natural compounds, their comprehensive analysis requires multiple and complementary approaches. In this study, numerous chromatographic conditions were tested for the analysis of a set of 120 representative natural compounds covering a wide polarity range (18 log P units). The experiments were performed on 59 different conditions involving 29 RPLC and HILIC dedicated stationary phases, as well as more exotic mixed mode columns...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521276/an-atmospheric-pressure-ionization-source-using-a-high-voltage-target-compared-to-electrospray-ionization-for-the-lc-ms-analysis-of-pharmaceutical-compounds
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Arnaud Lubin, Ronald De Vries, Deirdre Cabooter, Patrick Augustijns, Filip Cuyckens
The type and design of an ionization source can have a significant influence on the performances of a bioanalytical method. It is, therefore, of high interest to evaluate the performances of newly introduced sources to highlight their benefits and limitations in comparison to other well established sources. In this paper, liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (LC/MS) performances of a new atmospheric pressure ionization (API) source, commercialized as UniSpray, is evaluated. The dynamic range of 24 pharmaceutical and biological compounds is compared between the new API source and electrospray ionization (ESI) for 3 different mobile phase conditions...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520442/t-2-toxin-3%C3%AE-glucoside-in-broiler-chickens-toxicokinetics-absolute-oral-bioavailability-and-in-vivo-hydrolysis
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Nathan Broekaert, Mathias Devreese, Marthe De Boevre, Sarah De Saeger, Siska Croubels
Due to the lack of information on bioavailability and toxicity of modified mycotoxins, current risk assessment on these modified forms assumes an identical toxicity of the modified form to their respective unmodified counterparts. Cross-over animal trials were performed with intravenous and oral administration of T-2 toxin (T-2) and T-2 toxin-3-glucoside (T2-G) to broiler chickens. Plasma concentrations of T2-G, T-2 and main phase I metabolites were quantified using a validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method with a limit of quantitation for all compounds of 0...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520436/controlling-structure-and-function-of-polymeric-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-using-microfluidics
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Aman Bains, Yimeng Cao, Sundiata Kly, Jeremy E Wulff, Matthew G Moffitt
We demonstrate control of multiscale structure and drug delivery function for paclitaxel (PAX)-loaded polycaprolactone-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PCL-b-PEO) polymeric nanoparticles (PNPs) via synthesis and flow-directed shear processing in a two-phase gas-liquid microfluidic reactor. This strategy takes a page from the engineering of commodity plastics, where processing rather than polymer chemistry provides an experimental handle on properties and function. PNPs formed from copolymers with three different PCL block lengths show sizes, morphologies, and loading efficiencies that depend on both the PCL block length and the microfluidic flow rate...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518173/simultaneous-quantification-of-n-and-o-glycans-using-a-solid-phase-method
#15
Shuang Yang, Yingwei Hu, Lori Sokoll, Hui Zhang
Glycosylation has a pivotal role in a diverse range of biological activities, modulating the structure and function of proteins. Glycogens coupled to the nitrogen atom (N-linked) of asparagine side chains or to the oxygen atom (O-linked) of serine and threonine side chains represent the two major protein glycosylation forms. N-glycans can be released by glycosidases, whereas O-glycans are often cleaved by chemical reaction. However, it is challenging to combine these enzymatic and chemical reactions in order to analyze both N- and O-glycans...
June 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517003/liquid-phase-epitaxial-growth-of-heterostructured-hierarchical-mof-thin-films
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Valeriya Chernikova, Osama Shekhah, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Pantelis N Trikalitis, Mohamed Eddaoudi
Precise control of epitaxial growth of MOF-on-MOF thin films, for ordered hierarchical tbo-type structures is demonstrated. The heterostructured MOF thin film was fabricated by successful sequential deposition of layers from two different MOFs. The 2-periodic layers, edge-transitive 4,4-square lattices regarded as supermolecular building layers, were commendably cross-linked using a combination of inorganic/organic and organic pillars.
May 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514060/improved-in-tube-electro-membrane-extraction-followed-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-simple-and-selective-determination-of-ionic-compounds-optimization-by-central-composite-design
#17
Mohammad Bazregar, Maryam Rajabi, Yadollah Yamini, Alireza Asghari
In this work, an efficient sample clean-up method named in-tube electro-membrane extraction is modified to resolve the formation of bubbles in the extraction process. This modified method is applied for the extraction of two model analytes including tartrazine and sunset yellow from food samples. The method is based upon the electro-kinetic migration of ionized compounds by the application of an electrical potential difference, and on this basis, the analytes under investigation, as anionic compounds, simply migrate from the donor phase, and are concentrated in the acceptor phase...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513658/capillary-zone-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-with-microliter-scale-loading-capacity-140-min-separation-window-and-high-peak-capacity-for-bottom-up-proteomics
#18
Daoyang Chen, Xiaojing Shen, Liangliang Sun
Better peptide separation is required for bottom-up proteomics for further improving the proteome coverage. The two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) systems only explore differences among peptides in their hydrophobicity (reversed-phase, RP) and charge (strong cation/anion exchange, SCX/SAX). Alternative separation techniques with different separation mechanisms are required to further improve the separation. Capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) is an attractive alternative because it has high efficiency for separation of biomolecules and it separates analytes based on their size-to-charge ratios, complementary with LC...
May 17, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513577/optical-determination-of-crystal-phase-in-semiconductor-nanocrystals
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Sung Jun Lim, André Schleife, Andrew M Smith
Optical, electronic and structural properties of nanocrystals fundamentally derive from crystal phase. This is especially important for polymorphic II-VI, III-V and I-III-VI2 semiconductor materials such as cadmium selenide, which exist as two stable phases, cubic and hexagonal, each with distinct properties. However, standard crystallographic characterization through diffraction yields ambiguous phase signatures when nanocrystals are small or polytypic. Moreover, diffraction methods are low-throughput, incompatible with solution samples and require large sample quantities...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513332/a-fit-for-purpose-method-to-monitor-16-eu-pahs-in-food-results-of-five-years-official-food-control-in-two-italian-regions
#20
Carmela Lestingi, Tamara Tavoloni, Valentina Bardeggia, Monia Perugini, Arianna Piersanti
A gas-chromatographic single quadrupole analytical method for the analysis of the sixteen priority EU polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food is presented in this paper. The method fulfils the request of Regulation EU 836/2011 for an analytical procedure to be used for official control of PAHs in food, in EU member states. The sample preparation involves a Pressurised Liquid Extraction (PLE) with an in-cell clean-up step followed by a lipid removal using SPE on a styrene divinylbenzene stationary phase (SDVB) and a final gel permeation chromatography (GPC) step...
May 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
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