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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214446/development-of-algae-bacteria-granular-consortia-in-photo-sequencing-batch-reactor
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Lin Liu, Hongyong Fan, Yuhong Liu, Chaoxiang Liu, Xu Huang
The development and properties of algae-bacteria granular consortia, which cultivated with the algae (Chlorella and Scenedesmus) and aerobic granules, was investigated in this experiment. The results indicated that the granular consortia could be successfully developed by selection pressure control, and the algal biomass and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) concentration in the consortia showed notable correlation with the operating parameters of reactor. The maximum specific removal rates of total nitrogen and phosphate were obtained from the granular consortia with the highest algal biomass, yet the correlation between the fatty acid methyl esters yield and the algal biomass in the consortia was not markedly observed...
February 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213406/mitochondria-regulated-formation-of-endothelial-extracellular-vesicles-shifts-the-mediator-of-flow-induced-vasodilation
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Julie K Freed, Matthew J Durand, Brian Robert Hoffmann, John C Densmore, Andrew S Greene, David D Gutterman
In order to examine the effect of endothelial-derived extracellular vesicles (eEVs) on the mechanism of flow-induced dilation (FID) composition, formation, and functional effects on the mechanism of FID were examined from two different eEV subtypes, one produced from ceramide, the other from plasminogen-activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1). Using videomicroscopy, internal diameter changes in response to increases in flow were measured in human adipose resistance arteries acutely exposed (30min) to eEVs derived from cultured endothelial cells exposed to ceramide or PAI-1...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209347/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-based-method-applicable-for-a-wide-range-of-3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-inhibitors-in-blood-serum-including-intermediates-and-products-of-the-cholesterol-biosynthetic-pathway
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Vít Kosek, Milena Stránská, Marie Fenclová, Tomáš Ruml, Libor Vítek, Jana Hajšlová
Statins belong to the major class of hypolipidemic drugs. They act as competitive inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, a rate-limiting enzyme in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. This inhibition not only leads to the depletion of cholesterol and its fatty acid esters, but also to the depletion of the intermediates of this metabolic pathway (mainly pyrophosphates), which can play an important role in tumor proliferation. The aim of the current study was to establish a versatile multi-analyte method capable of quantitative determination of various currently-used statins, together with free cholesterol (FC), cholesterol esters (CEs), and some key intermediates of the mevalonate pathway occurring in human serum...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209056/bulk-heterojunction-morphologies-with-atomistic-resolution-from-coarse-grain-solvent-evaporation-simulations
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Riccardo Alessandri, Jaakko J Uusitalo, Alex H De Vries, Remco W A Havenith, Siewert J Marrink
Control over the morphology of the active layer of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells is paramount to achieve high efficiency devices. However, no method currently available can predict morphologies for a novel donor:acceptor blend. An approach which allows to reach relevant length scales, retain chemical specificity, mimic experimental fabrication conditions, and which is suited for high-throughput schemes has been proven challenging to find. Here, we propose a method to generate atom-resolved morphologies of BHJs which conforms to these requirements...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208643/synthesis-of-some-new-1-3-4-thiadiazole-thiazole-and-pyridine-derivatives-containing-1-2-3-triazole-moiety
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Nadia A Abdelriheem, Ali M M Mohamed, Abdou O Abdelhamid
In this study, 1-(5-Methyl-1-(p-tolyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)ethan-1-one, was reacted with Thiosemicarbazide, alkyl carbodithioate and benzaldehyde to give thiosemicarbazone, alkylidenehydrazinecarbodithioate and 3-phenylprop-2-en-1-one-1,2,3-triazole derivatives. The 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives containing the 1,2,3-triazole moiety were obtained via reaction of alkylidenecarbodithioate with hydrazonoyl halides. Also, hydrazonoyl halides were reacted with thiosemicarbazone and pyrazolylthioamide to give 1,3-thiazoles derivatives...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205100/efficacy-of-oral-supplemental-hydration-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-rats
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Tamaki Matsunami, Kazuo Hino, Rie Dosho, Sho Miyatake, Goro Ebisu, Ryohei Kuwatsuru
PURPOSE: To compare oral rehydration solution (ORS) with saline infusion for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (310-360 g) received intravenous indomethacin (10 mg/kg), N (G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (10 mg/kg), and iohexol (10 mL/kg) to induce acute contrast-induced renal injury (CIN group); control rats received saline only. For hydration, rats received either continuous infusion (20 mL/kg/h) of saline or three oral doses (20 mL/kg each) of ORS...
February 15, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198207/neurophysiological-symptoms-and-aspartame-what-is-the-connection
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Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Yeong Yeh Lee
Aspartame (α-aspartyl-l-phenylalanine-o-methyl ester), an artificial sweetener, has been linked to behavioral and cognitive problems. Possible neurophysiological symptoms include learning problems, headache, seizure, migraines, irritable moods, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The consumption of aspartame, unlike dietary protein, can elevate the levels of phenylalanine and aspartic acid in the brain. These compounds can inhibit the synthesis and release of neurotransmitters, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which are known regulators of neurophysiological activity...
February 15, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196702/structure-activity-relationship-studies-of-1-1-hydroxyalkyl-rupestonic-acid-methyl-esters-against-influenza-viruses
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Gen Li, Jiang-Yu Zhao, Chao Niu, Li-Fei Nie, Chang-Zhi Dong, Haji Akber Aisa
A series of 1-(1'-hydroxyalkyl)rupestonic acid methyl esters were synthesized via the condensation of methyl rupestonate with various aldehydes in the presence of LDA. This mixed aldol reaction was highly stereoselective and all the new compounds were elucidated by detailed NMR and MS analyses. The absolute configurations of the newly formed stereocenters were further confirmed by X-ray crystallographic analysis of 3d, the results of which were found to be opposite to the prediction based on Zimmerman-Traxler's and Houk's models...
June 6, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195740/the-conversion-of-tert-butyl-esters-to-acid-chlorides-using-thionyl-chloride
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Jacob Arthur Greenberg, Tarek Sammakia
The reaction of tert-butyl esters with SOCl2 at room temperature provides acid chlorides in unpurified yields of 89% or greater. Benzyl, methyl, ethyl, and isopropyl esters are essentially unreactive under these conditions, allowing for the selective conversion of tert-butyl esters to acid chlorides in the presence of other esters.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195679/beyond-donor-acceptor-d-a-approach-structure-optoelectronic-properties-organic-photovoltaic-performance-correlation-in-new-d-a1-d-a2-low-bandgap-conjugated-polymers
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Christos L Chochos, Sofia Drakopoulou, Athanasios Katsouras, Benedetta M Squeo, Christian Sprau, Alexander Colsmann, Vasilis G Gregoriou, Alex-Palma Cando, Sybille Allard, Ullrich Scherf, Nicola Gasparini, Negar Kazerouni, Tayebeh Ameri, Christoph J Brabec, Apostolos Avgeropoulos
Low-bandgap near-infrared polymers are usually synthesized using the common donor-acceptor (D-A) approach. However, recently polymer chemists are introducing more complex chemical concepts for better fine tuning of their optoelectronic properties. Usually these studies are limited to one or two polymer examples in each case study so far, though. In this study, the dependence of optoelectronic and macroscopic (device performance) properties in a series of six new D-A1 -D-A2 low bandgap semiconducting polymers is reported for the first time...
February 13, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195070/effect-of-ivabradine-captopril-and-melatonin-on-the-behaviour-of-rats-in-l-nitro-arginine-methyl-ester-induced-hypertension
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S Aziriova, K Repova, K Krajcirovicova, T Baka, S Zorad, V Mojto, P Slavkovsky, J Hodosy, M Adamcova, L Paulis, F Simko
Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension are often associated with behavioural alterations. The aim of this study was to show, whether ivabradine, the blocker of If-channel in sinoatrial node, is able to modify the behaviour of rats in L-nitro-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)-induced hypertension and to compare the effect of ivabradine with captopril and melatonin. 12-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into the following groups: controls, ivabradine (10 mg/kg/24 h), L-NAME (40 mg/kg/24 h), L-NAME + ivabradine, L-NAME + captopril (100 mg/kg/24 h), L-NAME + melatonin (10 mg/kg/24 h)...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194735/assigning-peptide-disulfide-linkage-pattern-among-regio-isomers-via-methoxy-addition-to-disulfide-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Kirt L Durand, Lei Tan, Craig A Stinson, Chasity B Love-Nkansah, Xiaoxiao Ma, Yu Xia
Pinpointing disulfide linkage pattern is critical in the characterization of proteins and peptides consisting of multiple disulfide bonds. Herein, we report a method based on coupling online disulfide modification and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) to distinguish peptide disulfide regio-isomers. Such a method relies on a new disulfide bond cleavage reaction in solution, involving methanol as a reactant and 254 nm ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. This reaction leads to selective cleavage of a disulfide bond and formation of sulfenic methyl ester (-SOCH3) at one cysteine residue and a thiol (-SH) at the other...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194270/total-synthesis-of-a-key-series-of-vinblastines-modified-at-c4-that-define-the-importance-and-surprising-trends-in-activity
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Shouliang Yang, Kuppusamy Sankar, Colin K Skepper, Timothy J Barker, John C Lukesh, Daniel M Brody, Manuela M Brütsch, Dale L Boger
The total synthesis and evaluation of a key systematic series of vinblastines that incorporate the first deep-seated changes to the substituent at C4 are detailed. The synthetic approach features an expanded and redefined scope of a 1,3,4-oxadiazole [4 + 2]/[3 + 2] cycloaddition cascade in which electronically mismatched electron-deficient trisubstituted alkenes and unactivated trisubstituted alkenes were found to productively initiate the cycloaddition cascade with tethered electron-deficient 1,3,4-oxadiazoles...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191951/rearranged-terpenoids-from-the-marine-sponge-darwinella-cf-oxeata-and-its-predator-the-nudibranch-felimida-grahami
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Maria Camila A Ramirez, David E Williams, Juliana R Gubiani, Lizbeth L L Parra, Mario F C Santos, Daiane D Ferreira, Juliana T Mesquita, Andre G Tempone, Antonio G Ferreira, Vinícius Padula, Eduardo Hajdu, Raymond J Andersen, Roberto G S Berlinck
Marine sponges are a rich source of terpenoids with rearranged spongian carbon skeletons. Investigation of extracts from the sponge Darwinella cf. oxeata yielded four new rearranged diterpenoids, oxeatine (2) and oxeatamides H-J (3-5), as well as the known metabolites oxeatamide A (6), oxeatamide A methyl ester (7), and membranolide (1). Oxeatine (2) has a new heterocyclic skeleton, while oxeatamide J (5) has an N-methyl urea group included in a γ-lactam moiety. UPLC-QTOF analysis of the extract obtained from the mantle of the nudibranch Felimida grahami indicated the presence of 1 and 4...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190472/gastroprotective-and-anti-secretory-mechanisms-of-2-phenylquinoline-an-alkaloid-isolated-from-galipea-longiflora
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Eduardo Breviglieri, Luisa Mota da Silva, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Benhur Judah Cury, Alberto Gimenez, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
BACKGROUND: We previously described the gastroprotective effect of 2-phenylquinoline (2-PQ), the main alkaloid isolated from the bark of Galipea longiflora (Rutaceae). However, despite the significant and promising results, the pharmacological mechanisms of the gastroprotection induced by 2-PQ have not been investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the mechanisms underlying the gastroprotective effects of 2-PQ. STUDY DESIGN: We used an in vivo mouse ulcer model and in vitro methodologies involving H⁺/K⁺-ATPase and L929 murine fibroblasts...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188764/modulation-of-cerebral-rage-expression-following-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-in-rats-subjected-to-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Rosaria Greco, Chiara Demartini, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Fabio Blandini, Diana Amantea, Cristina Tassorelli
The receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is a key mediator of neuroinflammation following cerebral ischemia. Nitric oxide (NO) plays a dualistic role in cerebral ischemia, depending on whether it originates from neuronal, inducible or endothelial synthase. Although a dynamic interplay between RAGE and NO pathways exists, its relevance in ischemic stroke has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the NO synthase (NOS) inhibition on RAGE expression in rats subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo)...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188331/urnula-sp-an-endophyte-of-dicksonia-antarctica-making-a-fragrant-mixture-of-biologically-active-volatile-organic-compounds
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Gary Strobel, Amy Ericksen, Joe Sears, Jie Xie, Brad Geary, Bryan Blatt
Urnula sp. was isolated as an endophyte of Dicksonia antarctica and identified primarily on the basis of its ITS sequence and morphological features. The anamorphic state of the fungus appeared as a hyphomyceteous-like fungus as based on its features in culture and scanning electron microscopy examination of its spores. On potato dextrose agar (PDA), the organism makes a characteristic fragrance resembling peach pie with vanilla overtones. A GC/MS analysis done on the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of this organism, trapped by carbotrap methodology, revealed over 150 compounds with high MS matching quality being noted for 44 of these...
February 10, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187467/protective-effects-of-ellagic-acid-on-cardiovascular-injuries-caused-by-hypertension-in-rats
#18
Juliana Bahia Reis Jordão, Hellen Karine Paes Porto, Flávio Marques Lopes, Aline Carvalho Batista, Matheus Lavorenti Rocha
Ellagic acid is described as having antioxidant and antiproliferative properties. Hence, it was hypothesized that ellagic acid could improve cardiovascular damage caused by hypertension. In this work, hypertension was induced in rats with Nω-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (60 mg/kg/day in drinking water) for 6 weeks. Ellagic acid was coadministered (10 or 30 mg/kg/day by gavage) between the second and sixth week. Blood pressure was recorded every week by tail-cuff plethysmography. After 6 weeks, the rats were sacrificed, the hearts and kidneys were weighed, and blood was collected...
February 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186763/a-formal-approach-to-xylosmin-and-flacourtosides-e-and-f-chemoenzymatic-total-synthesis-of-the-hydroxylated-cyclohexenone-carboxylic-acid-moiety-of-xylosmin
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Mukund Ghavre, Jordan Froese, Brennan Murphy, Razvan Simionescu, Tomas Hudlicky
The hydroxylated cyclohexenone carboxylic acid moiety of xylosmin was synthesized in eight steps from benzoic acid. The key steps in the synthesis involved the enzymatic dihydroxylation of benzoic acid by the whole cell fermentation with Ralstonia eutrophus B9, and Henbest epoxidation. Early attempts led to the synthesis of a C6 epimer of the methyl ester of the hydroxylated cyclohexenone carboxylic acid moiety. The absolute stereochemistry of an advanced intermediate was confirmed by X-ray crystallography...
February 10, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183043/combined-thin-layer-chromatography-and-gas-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-lipid-classes-and-fatty-acids-in-malnourished-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-which-swam-to-iceland
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Dorothee Eibler, Sabine Krüger, Karl Skírnisson, Walter Vetter
Between 2008 and 2011, four polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the Greenland population swam and/or drifted on ice to Iceland where they arrived in very poor body condition. Body fat resources in these animals were only between 0% and 10% of the body weight (usually 25%). Here we studied the lipid composition in different tissues (adipose tissue if available, liver, kidney and muscle). Lipid classes were determined by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and on-column gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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