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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631939/a-high-throughput-screening-assay-for-nkcc1-cotransporter-using-nonradioactive-rubidium-flux-technology
#1
Sikander Gill, Rajwant Gill, Yang Wen, Thilo Enderle, Doris Roth, Dong Liang
A high-throughput screening (HTS) assay was developed for cotransporter, NKCC1, which is a potential target for the treatment of diverse disorders. This nonradioactive rubidium flux assay coupled with ion channel reader series provides a working screen for this target expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK) cell line. An eightfold window of detection was achieved with the optimized assay. This new functional assay offered a robust working model for NKCC1 in determining reliable and concordant rank orders of the test compounds supporting its sensitivity and specificity...
May 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620194/prognostic-value-of-olfactory-nerve-damage-measured-with-thallium-based-olfactory-imaging-in-patients-with-idiopathic-olfactory-dysfunction
#2
Hideaki Shiga, Junichi Taki, Koichi Okuda, Naoto Watanabe, Hisao Tonami, Hideaki Nakagawa, Seigo Kinuya, Takaki Miwa
Idiopathic olfactory disorder is resistant to treatment, and the recovery time is long. This study investigated the prognostic value of the migration of nasally administered thallium-201 to the olfactory bulb (thallium migration to the OB), a measure of olfactory nerve damage, in patients with idiopathic olfactory disorders. Twenty-four patients with idiopathic olfactory disorders were enrolled in the study (7 women and 17 men; aged 23-73 years). We retrospectively analyzed potential prognostic markers in subjects who underwent thallium-based olfactory imaging with the nasal administration of thallium-201 before conventional treatment with the Japanese herbal medicine tokishakuyakusan and compared those data with the prognosis...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607654/qualitative-thallium-urinary-assays-are-almost-as-valuable-as-quantitative-tests-implication-for-outpatient-settings-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#3
Amir Ghaderi, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Soroor Khodabandehlo, Fateme Mehrzad, Omid Mehrpour, Reza Afshari
BACKGROUND: Thallium (Tl), lead and steroid exposures were reported as a result of street drug consumption such as heroin and cocaine. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the values of qualitative and quantitative assays for detecting Tl as an adulterant in opioid-like compound drug users. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted throughout a specified time bracket ranging from May 2015 to November 2015 in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602195/a-portable-solution-cathode-glow-discharge-atomic-emission-spectrometer-for-the-rapid-determination-of-thallium-in-water-samples
#4
Wenchuan Zu, Yu Wang, Xiaotao Yang, Cong Liu
A novel and high performance method for rapid determination of thallium in water samples was established by using a portable solution cathode glow discharger with a fiber-optical spectrometer. The operating conditions including the solution acidity, the electrolyte cathode, etc were optimized with 1.0mgL(-1) thallium standard solution. The resolution of the fiber-optical spectrometer investigated with the peak width at half height of thallium was tested to be about 1.8nm,and thallium was determined at the emission wavelength of 535...
October 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600986/neonatal-exposure-to-environmental-pollutants-and-placental-mitochondrial-dna-content-a-multi-pollutant-approach
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Annette Vriens, Tim S Nawrot, Willy Baeyens, Elly Den Hond, Liesbeth Bruckers, Adrian Covaci, Kim Croes, Sam De Craemer, Eva Govarts, Nathalie Lambrechts, Ilse Loots, Vera Nelen, Martien Peusens, Stefaan De Henauw, Greet Schoeters, Michelle Plusquin
BACKGROUND: Placental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content can be indicative of oxidative damage to the placenta during fetal development and is responsive to external stressors. In utero exposure to environmental pollutants that may influence placental mtDNA needs further exploration. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated if placental mtDNA content is altered by environmental pollution in newborns and identified pollutants independently associated to alterations in placental mtDNA content...
June 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595096/occurrence-and-mobility-of-toxic-elements-in-coals-from-endemic-fluorosis-areas-in-the-three-gorges-region-sw-china
#6
Yan Xiong, Tangfu Xiao, Yizhang Liu, Jianming Zhu, Zengping Ning, Qingxiang Xiao
Fluorine (F) is a topic of great interest in coal-combustion related endemic fluorosis areas. However, little extent research exists regarding the environmental geochemistry of toxic elements that are enriched in coals and coal wastes in traditional endemic fluorosis areas, particularly focusing on their occurrences and mobilities during the weathering-leaching processes of coals and coal wastes in the surface environment. This paper addressed the issue of toxic elements in coals and coal wastes in the Three Gorges Region, Southwest (SW) China, where endemic fluorosis has historically prevailed, and investigated the distribution, occurrence, mobility features, and associated potential health risks...
June 5, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578231/removal-of-thallium-from-aqueous-solutions-using-fe-mn-binary-oxides
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Huosheng Li, Yongheng Chen, Jianyou Long, Xiuwan Li, Daqian Jiang, Ping Zhang, Jianying Qi, Xuexia Huang, Juan Liu, Ruibing Xu, Jian Gong
In this study, Fe-Mn binary oxides, which harbor the strong oxidative power of manganese dioxide and the high adsorption capacity of iron oxides, were synthesized for Tl(I) removal using a concurrent chemical oxidation and precipitation method. The adsorption of Tl onto the Fe-Mn adsorbent was fast, effective, and selective, with equilibrium sorption reaching over 95% under a broad operating pH (3-12), and high ionic strength (0.1-0.5mol/L). The adsorption can be well fitted with both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms, and the kinetics can be well described by the pseudo-second-order model...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571191/a-successfully-treated-case-of-criminal-thallium-poisoning
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Kohei Tsukahara, Hiromichi Naito, Atsuyoshi Iida, Atsunori Nakao
Thallium was once commonly used as a household rodent or ant killer, but many countries have banned such use due to unintentional or criminal poisonings of humans. A common initial clinical manifestation of thallium poisoning is gastrointestinal symptoms followed by delayed onset of neurological symptoms and alopecia. These clinical characteristics can provide important diagnostic clues regarding thallium poisoning. Here, we report a 23-year-old woman who was poisoned by a business colleague when she unknowingly drank tea containing the toxic substance several times...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554024/dispersion-and-solubility-of-in-tl-ta-and-nb-in-the-aquatic-environment-and-intertidal-sediments-of-the-scheldt-estuary-flanders-belgium
#9
Karel Folens, Gijs Du Laing
Certain specialty elements are indispensable in modern technologies for their particular properties. Yet, potential risks associated to the release of these elements at any stage, remains unknown. Therefore, the dispersion of indium (In), thallium (Tl), tantalum (Ta) and niobium (Nb) in the aquatic environment of the Scheldt estuary (Flanders, Belgium) was studied. Maximum concentrations in intertidal sediments of 101 ± 15 μg kg(-1) for In, 481 ± 37 μg kg(-1) for Tl, 88 ± 19 μg kg(-1) for Ta and 1162 ± 4 μg kg(-1) for Nb appeared on the sampling location closest to the river mouth, i...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551138/thallium-release-from-acid-mine-drainages-speciation-in-river-and-tap-water-from-valdicastello-mining-district-northwest-tuscany
#10
Beatrice Campanella, Corinne Casiot, Massimo Onor, Martina Perotti, Riccardo Petrini, Emilia Bramanti
In this work we present an advantageous method for the simultaneous separation and detection of Tl(I) and Tl(III) species through ion chromatography coupled with on-line inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry. Chromatographic separation between Tl(III) and Tl(I) was achieved in less than two minutes. The method was validated by recovery experiments on real samples, and by comparing the sum of the concentrations of individual Tl species with total thallium values obtained from continuous flow ICP-MS...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535879/characterization-of-a-new-candidate-isotopic-reference-material-for-natural-pb-using-primary-measurement-method
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Naoko Nonose, Toshihiro Suzuki, Ki-Cheol Shin, Tsutomu Miura, Akiharu Hioki
A lead isotopic standard solution with natural abundance has been developed by applying a mixture of a solution of enriched (208)Pb and a solution of enriched (204)Pb ((208)Pb-(204)Pb double spike solution) as bracketing method. The amount-of-substance ratio of (208)Pb:(204)Pb in this solution is accurately measured by applying EDTA titrimetry, which is one of the primary measurement methods, to each enriched Pb isotope solution. Also metal impurities affecting EDTA titration and minor lead isotopes contained in each enriched Pb isotope solution are quantified by ICP-SF-MS...
June 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534155/myocardial-delayed-enhancement-ct-initial-experience-in-children-and-young-adults
#12
Hyun Woo Goo
BACKGROUND: Clinical utility of myocardial delayed enhancement CT has not been reported in children and young adults. OBJECTIVE: To describe initial experience of myocardial delayed enhancement CT regarding image quality, radiation dose and identification of myocardial lesions in children and young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2013 and November 2016, 29 consecutive children and young adults (median age 16 months) with suspected coronary artery or myocardial abnormality underwent arterial- and delayed-phase cardiac CT at our institution...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528235/mapping-natural-radioactivity-of-soil-samples-in-different-regions-of-punjab-india
#13
Komal Saini, B S Bajwa
Thallium activated sodium iodide (NaI(Tl)) detector and multi channel analyzer has been utilized to measure gamma rays emitted by radio nuclides found in soil samples of south-west (SW) region of Punjab state, India where elevated level of uranium of around value of 700µg/l in groundwater has been reported. For comparative study, soil samples were also collected and analyzed from west (W) and north east (NE) regions of the state. Uranium and potassium has been found to be comparatively higher in SW region whereas thorium level is higher in W and NE part of Punjab state...
May 13, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514699/profiling-of-illicit-cocaine-seized-in-china-by-icp-ms-analysis-of-inorganic-elements
#14
Cuimei Liu, Zhendong Hua, Xin Meng
For the first time in China, the inorganic element profiling of cocaine specimens was performed at the National Narcotics Laboratory. An inductive coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 26 inorganic elements, including sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), aluminuim (Al), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), molybdenum (Mo), silver (Ag), cadmium (Cd), antimony (Sb), barium (Ba), lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), thallium (Tl), lead (Pb), thorium (Th), and uranium (U) in illicit cocaine samples...
April 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470630/characteristics-of-single-and-dual-photopeak-energy-window-acquisitions-with-thallium-201-iq-spect-ct-system
#15
Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Hiroto Yoneyama, Takahiro Konishi, Shinro Matsuo, Kenichi Nakajima, Seigo Kinuya
OBJECTIVES: Although dual-energy (DE) acquisition with conventional (201)Tl myocardial perfusion SPECT has several advantages such as improved attenuation of the inferior wall and increased acquisition counts, the characteristics of IQ-SPECT have not been fully evaluated. We evaluate the difference of characteristics between single-energy (SE) and dual-energy (DE) imaging using (201)Tl myocardial IQ-SPECT. METHODS: Two myocardial phantoms were created simulating normal myocardium and infarction of the inferior wall...
May 3, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469335/pediatric-osteosarcoma-an-updated-review
#16
REVIEW
Shachi Jain Taran, Rakesh Taran, Nagraj B Malipatil
Osteosarcoma (OS), the most common type of primary malignant bone tumor, is defined by the presence of malignant mesenchymal cells producing osteoid or immature bone. The peak incidence of the most frequent type of OS, i.e., high-grade central OS, occurs in the second decade of life during the adolescent growth spurt. Most patients suffer from the pain and swelling in the involved region and, usually, seek medical attention. Diagnosis is carried out by conventional radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance image (MRI)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458220/chemistry-and-phase-evolution-during-roasting-of-toxic-thallium-bearing-pyrite
#17
Paula Lopez-Arce, Javier Garcia-Guinea, Fernando Garrido
In the frame of a research project on microscopic distribution and speciation of geogenic thallium (Tl) from contaminated mine soils, Tl-bearing pyrite ore samples from Riotinto mining district (Huelva, SW Spain) were experimentally fired to simulate a roasting process. Concentration and volatility behavior of Tl and other toxic heavy metals was determined by quantitative ICP-MS, whereas semi-quantitative mineral phase transitions were identified by in situ thermo X-Ray Diffraction (HT-XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) analyses after each firing temperature...
April 24, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444610/publicly-available-datasets-on-thallium-tl-in-the-environment-a-comment-on-presence-of-thallium-in-the-environment-sources-of-contaminations-distribution-and-monitoring-methods-by-bozena-karbowska-environ-monit-assess-2016-188-640-doi-10-1007-s10661-016-5647
#18
Patrice de Caritat, Clemens Reimann
This comment highlights a whole series of datasets on thallium concentrations in the environment that were overlooked in the recent review by Karbowska, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188, 640, 2016 in this journal. Geochemical surveys carried out over the last few decades all over the world at various scales and using different sampling media have reported the concentration of thallium (and dozens more elements) in tens of thousands of samples. These datasets provide a 'real-world' foundation upon which source apportionment investigations can be based, monitoring programs devised and modelling studies designed...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435706/substitution-of-indium-for-chromium-in-tlin5-x-cr-x-se8-crystal-structure-of-tlin4-811-5-cr0-189-5-se8
#19
Robin Lefèvre, David Berthebaud, Franck Gascoin
The new thallium penta-(indium/chromium) octa-selenide, TlIn4.811(5)Cr0.189(5)Se8, has been synthesized by solid-state reaction. It crystallizes isotypically with TlIn5Se8 in the space group C2/m. Although the two Tl positions are disordered and only partially occupied, no Tl deficiency was observed. The insertion of chromium in the structure has been confirmed by EDS analysis. Chromium substitutes indium exclusively at one of three In sites, viz. at one of the positions with site symmetry 2/m (Wyckoff position 2a)...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432490/thallium-201-washout-rate-of-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-patients-initiating-hemodialysis-an-observational-follow-up-study
#20
Toshihide Hayashi, Nobuhiko Joki, Yuri Tanaka, Masaki Iwasaki, Shun Kubo, Ai Matsukane, Yasunori Takahashi, Yoshihiko Imamura, Koichi Hirahata, Hiroki Hase
BACKGROUND: Thallium-201 washout rate of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has been reported to correlate with coronary flow reserve which is a parameter of myocardial microcirculation. However, the evidence for its use in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) has been lacking, and the association between thallium-201 washout rate and adverse outcomes including death is unknown. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate the predictive ability of thallium-201 washout rate for mortality in DKD patients initiating hemodialysis...
April 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
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