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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432947/pretreatment-of-eucalyptus-in-biphasic-system-for-furfural-production-and-accelerated-enzymatic-hydrolysis
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Xiudong Zhang, Yuanyuan Bai, Xuefei Cao, Runcang Sun
Herein, an efficient biphasic pretreatment process was developed to improve the production of furfural (FF) and glucose from Eucalyptus. The influence of formic acid and NaCl on FF production from xylose in water and various biphasic systems was investigated. Results showed that the addition of formic acid and NaCl significantly promoted the FF yield, and the biphasic system of MIBK (methyl isobutyl ketone)/water exhibited the best performance for FF production. Then the Eucalyptus was pretreated in the MIBK/water system, and a maximum FF yield of 82...
April 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432812/preparation-characterization-and-in-vivo-study-of-rhein-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-oral-delivery
#2
Haiyang Feng, Yuping Zhu, Zhixuan Fu, Dechuan Li
In this study, rhein-SLNs were successfully produced by hot homogenization followed by ultrasonication. Precirol ATO5 in which Rhein exhibited higher partition coefficient was selected for preparation of SLNs. In the dynamic light scattering, the rhein SLNs showed a smaller size with a mean value of 120.8 ± 7.9 nm and with zeta potential of -16.9 ± 2.3 mV. SLNs exhibited a good stability during the period of 2 months. The SLNs indicated faster drug release with a burst release within 2 hours and followed by a sustained release with a biphasic drug release pattern...
April 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432303/closed-loop-deep-brain-stimulation-by-pulsatile-delayed-feedback-with-increased-gap-between-pulse-phases
#3
Oleksandr V Popovych, Borys Lysyansky, Peter A Tass
Computationally it was shown that desynchronizing delayed feedback stimulation methods are effective closed-loop techniques for the control of synchronization in ensembles of interacting oscillators. We here computationally design stimulation signals for electrical stimulation of neuronal tissue that preserve the desynchronizing delayed feedback characteristics and comply with mandatory charge deposit-related safety requirements. For this, the amplitude of the high-frequency (HF) train of biphasic charge-balanced pulses used by the standard HF deep brain stimulation (DBS) is modulated by the smooth feedback signals...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428931/the-role-of-renal-proximal-tubule-transport-in-the-regulation-of-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Shoko Horita, Motonobu Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Atsushi Suzuki, Yukio Homma, Masaomi Nangaku
The electrogenic sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter 1 (NBCe1) on the basolateral side of the renal proximal tubule plays a pivotal role in systemic acid-base homeostasis. Mutations in the gene encoding NBCe1 cause severe proximal renal tubular acidosis accompanied by other extrarenal symptoms. The proximal tubule reabsorbs most of the sodium filtered in the glomerulus, contributing to the regulation of plasma volume and blood pressure. NBCe1 and other sodium transporters in the proximal tubule are regulated by hormones, such as angiotensin II and insulin...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428013/-the-monophasic-pattern-in-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-as-a-predictive-risk-factor-of-type-2-diabetes-in-obese-paediatric-patients
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Aura D Herrera-Martínez, Patricia Enes, María Martín-Frías, Belén Roldán, Rosa Yelmo, Raquel Barrio
INTRODUCTION: The onset of obesity at young ages is strongly associated with the early development of type 2diabetes (T2D). The shape of the curves of glucose and insulin curves during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) could predict the risk of developing T2D. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the morphology of the OGTT and determine T2D risk factors in a mainly Caucasian population of children and adolescents. METHODS: Observational retrospective study including 588 patients (309 males, 279 females) with a mean age of 11...
April 17, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427424/microglial-depletion-alters-the-brain-neuroimmune-response-to-acute-binge-ethanol-withdrawal
#6
T Jordan Walter, Fulton T Crews
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have implicated microglia-the resident immune cells of the brain-in the pathophysiology of alcoholism. Indeed, post-mortem alcoholic brains show increased microglial markers and increased immune gene expression; however, the effects of ethanol on microglial functioning and how this impacts the brain remain unclear. In this present study, we investigate the effects of acute binge ethanol on microglia and how microglial depletion changes the brain neuroimmune response to acute binge ethanol withdrawal...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425701/the-effects-of-glutamate-receptor-activation-on-local-oxygen-changes
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Lindsay Walton, Nick G Boustead, Susan Carroll, R Mark Wightman
Glutamate is ubiquitous throughout the brain and serves as the primary excitatory neurotransmitter. Neurons require energy to fire, and energetic substrates (i.e., O2, glucose) are renewed via cerebral blood flow (CBF) to maintain metabolic homeostasis. Magnetic resonance brain functionality studies rely on the assumption that CBF and neuronal activity are coupled consistently throughout the brain; however, the origin of neuronal activity does not always coincide with signals indicative of energy consumption (e...
April 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425291/dispersed-vanadium-in-three-dimensional-dendritic-mesoporous-silica-nanospheres-active-and-stable-catalysts-for-the-oxidative-dehydrogenation-of-propane-in-the-presence-of-co2
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Xu-Liang Xue, Wan-Zhong Lang, Xi Yan, Ya Jun Guo
The uniform monodispersed vanadium-doped three-dimensional dendritic mesoporous silica nanospheres (nV-MSNSs) were successfully synthesized in a heterogeneous oil-water biphase stratification reaction system, and characterized by several state-of-art methods. The synthesized nV-MSNSs were applied to the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane (ODHP) reaction with the presence of CO2 and exhibited excellent catalytic performances. The results show that the vanadium loading (1.3-8.0 wt %) evidently influences the textural properties, oxidation state and polymerization degree of vanadium species of nV-MSNSs...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425104/inactivation-kinetics-and-residual-activity-of-cyp3a4-after-treatment-with-erythromycin
#9
Yuko Ishikawa, Takeshi Akiyoshi, Ayuko Imaoka, Hisakazu Ohtani
This study aimed to characterize the inactivation kinetics of cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) by erythromycin, which involves mechanism-based inhibition (MBI), in detail. In addition to an MBI assay based on the conventional method in which erythromycin and recombinant CYP3A4 were pre-incubated for 15 min, we also evaluated the long-term MBI kinetics of this reaction by pre-incubating for 120 min. MBI profiles were obtained using three typical substrates, testosterone, midazolam, and nifedipine. In the long-term assay, erythromycin evoked a time-dependent biphasic reduction in enzyme activity, but some residual activity (α) was detected in the terminal phase...
April 20, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423327/biphasic-dependence-of-glioma-survival-and-cell-migration-on-cd44-expression-level
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Rebecca L Klank, Stacy A Decker Grunke, Benjamin L Bangasser, Colleen L Forster, Matthew A Price, Thomas J Odde, Karen S SantaCruz, Steven S Rosenfeld, Peter Canoll, Eva A Turley, James B McCarthy, John R Ohlfest, David J Odde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420331/arsenic-treatment-increase-aurora-a-overexpression-through-e2f1-activation-in-bladder-cells
#11
Yu-Ting Kao, Chin-Han Wu, Shan-Ying Wu, Sheng-Hui Lan, Hsiao-Sheng Liu, Ya-Shih Tseng
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is a widely distributed metalloid compound that has biphasic effects on cultured cells. In large doses, arsenic can be toxic enough to trigger cell death. In smaller amounts, non-toxic doses may promote cell proliferation and induces carcinogenesis. Aberration of chromosome is frequently detected in epithelial cells and lymphocytes of individuals from arsenic contaminated areas. Overexpression of Aurora-A, a mitotic kinase, results in chromosomal instability and cell transformation...
April 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419924/centrifugal-partition-chromatography-in-the-isolation-of-minor-ecdysteroids-from-cyanotis-arachnoidea
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Halima Meriem Issaadi, Yu-Chi Tsai, Fang-Rong Chang, Attila Hunyadi
Phytoecdysteroids are known for their various beneficial bioactivities in mammals including a non-hormonal anabolic and adaptogenic effect. Cyanotis arachnoidea extracts are extensively utilized worldwide as ecdysteroid-rich materials for various purposes, e.g. food supplementation, use in agriculture and aquaculture, etc. Preparative chromatography of ecdysteroids requires extensive use of methods of different selectivity, and only a very limited number of papers are available on related application of modern liquid-liquid chromatographic techniques...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419728/temporal-changes-in-cutaneous-bacterial-communities-of-terrestrial-and-aquatic-phase-newts-amphibia
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Joana Sabino-Pinto, Pedro Galán, Silvia Rodríguez, Molly C Bletz, Sabin Bhuju, Robert Geffers, Michael Jarek, Miguel Vences
Animal-associated bacterial communities play essential roles for their host's ecology, physiology and health. Temporal dynamics of these communities are poorly understood, but might be of high relevance particularly for amphibians with a well-expressed biphasic biology of adults where the structure of their skin changes drastically between the aquatic and terrestrial phases. Here, we investigated the temporal dynamics of cutaneous bacterial communities of Lissotriton boscai and Triturus marmoratus by monthly sampling populations from a pond and surrounding terrestrial habitat near A Coruña, Spain...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419614/prospective-comparison-of-biphasic-contrast-enhanced-ct-volume-perfusion-ct-and-3-tesla-mri-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-insulinoma-detection
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Liang Zhu, Huadan Xue, Zhaoyong Sun, Ping Li, Tianyi Qian, Xiaoping Xing, Naishi Li, Yupei Zhao, Wenming Wu, Zhengyu Jin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of biphasic contrast-enhanced CT (CECT), volume perfusion CT (VPCT) and 3 Tesla MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), in patients with clinically suspected insulinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Sixty-four patients with clinically suspected insulinomas underwent biphasic CECT, VPCT, and 3T MR with DWI. Two radiologists independently determined the presence/absence of tumor using a 5-scale confidence level...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416993/antinociceptive-effect-of-intrathecal-sec-o-glucosylhamaudol-on-the-formalin-induced-pain-in-rats
#15
Sang Hun Kim, Hwa Song Jong, Myung Ha Yoon, Seon Hee Oh, Ki Tae Jung
BACKGROUND: The root of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb., a perennial herb found in Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea, is used as an analgesic. In a previous study, sec-O-glucosylhamaudol (SOG) showed an analgesic effect. This study was performed to examine the antinociceptive effect of intrathecal SOG in the formalin test. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with an intrathecal catheter. Rats were randomly treated with a vehicle and SOG (10 µg, 30 µg, 60 µg, and 100 µg) before formalin injection...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415547/effect-of-polymer-degradation-on-prolonged-release-of-paclitaxel-from-filomicelles-of-polylactide-poly-ethylene-glycol-block-copolymers
#16
Katarzyna Jelonek, Suming Li, Janusz Kasperczyk, Xiaohan Wu, Arkadiusz Orchel
Paclitaxel is one of the most efficient anticancer agents, but the conventional dosage formulations cause many side effects. PLA-PEG filomicelles are promising carriers of paclitaxel because high loading capacity and long term release can be achieved. Slow release of cytostatic drugs is very advantageous due to prolonged exposure of tumor cells to cytostatic over multiple cell cycles. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of bioresorbable PLA-PEG filomicelles for prolonged delivery of paclitaxel...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415532/preparation-of-micro-porous-bioceramic-containing-silicon-substituted-hydroxyapatite-and-beta-tricalcium-phosphate
#17
Lih-Jyh Fuh, Ya-Jing Huang, Wen-Cheng Chen, Dan-Jae Lin
Dimensional instability caused by sintering shrinkage is an inevitable drawback for conventional processing of hydroxyapatite (HA). A new preparation method for biphasic calcium phosphates was developed to increase micro pores and biodegradation without significant dimensional change. Powder pressed HA discs, under 100MPa, were immersed in a colloidal mixture of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and ammonium hydroxide for 10min, followed by drying, and then were sintered at 900°C, 1050°C, and 1200°C, respectively...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415522/biocompatible-nanocomposite-scaffolds-based-on-copolymer-grafted-chitosan-for-bone-tissue-engineering-with-drug-delivery-capability
#18
Samaneh Saber-Samandari, Saeed Saber-Samandari
Significant efforts have been made to develop a suitable biocompatible scaffold for bone tissue engineering. In this work, a chitosan-graft-poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide)/hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffold was synthesized through a novel multi-step route. The prepared scaffolds were characterized for crystallinity, morphology, elemental analysis, chemical bonds, and pores size in their structure. The mechanical properties (i.e. compressive strength and elastic modulus) of the scaffolds were examined. Further, the biocompatibility of scaffolds was determined by MTT assays on HUGU cells...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414616/biphasic-finite-element-modeling-reconciles-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructs-across-testing-platforms
#19
Gregory R Meloni, Matthew B Fisher, Brendan D Stoeckl, George R Dodge, Robert L Mauck
Cartilage tissue engineering is emerging as a promising treatment for osteoarthritis, and the field has progressed toward utilizing large animal models for proof of concept and preclinical studies. Mechanical testing of the regenerative tissue is an essential outcome for functional evaluation. However, testing modalities and constitutive frameworks used to evaluate in vitro grown samples differ substantially from those used to evaluate in vivo derived samples. To address this, we developed finite element (FE) models (using FEBio) of unconfined compression and indentation testing, modalities commonly used for such samples...
April 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413125/transient-dysautonomia-in-an-acute-phase-of-encephalopathy-with-biphasic-seizures-and-late-reduced-diffusion
#20
Yuko Ichimiya, Noriyuki Kaku, Yasunari Sakai, Fumiya Yamashita, Wakato Matsuoka, Mamoru Muraoka, Satoshi Akamine, Soichi Mizuguchi, Michiko Torio, Yoshitomo Motomura, Yuichiro Hirata, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Hidetoshi Takada, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a dysautonomic condition that is associated with various types of acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain lesions have been documented as the leading cause of PSH. However, detailed clinical features of pediatric PSH caused by intrinsic brain lesions remain to be elusive. We present a 3-year-old boy, who had been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, developmental delay and epilepsy after perinatal hypoxia-induced brain injury. He developed status epilepticus with fever on the third day of respiratory infection...
April 13, 2017: Brain & Development
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