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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079919/copper-oxide-nanoparticles-and-copper-sulphate-act-as-antigenotoxic-agents-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#1
Mohamed Alaraby, Alba Hernández, Ricard Marcos
The biological reactivity of metal and metal oxide nanomaterials is attributed to their redox properties, which would explain their pro- or anti-cancer properties depending on exposure circumstances. In this sense, copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONP) have been proposed as a potential anti-tumoral agent. The aim of this study was to assess if CuONP can exert antigenotoxic effects using Drosophila melanogaster as an in vivo model. Genotoxicity was induced by two well-known genotoxic compounds, namely potassium dichromate (PD) and ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS)...
January 12, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069244/ultrasonic-irradiation-assisted-synthesis-of-bi2s3-nanoparticles-in-aqueous-ionic-liquid-at-ambient-condition
#2
Salomé M de la Parra-Arciniega, Nora A Garcia-Gomez, Lorena L Garza-Tovar, Domingo I García-Gutiérrez, Eduardo M Sánchez
In this work, an easy, fast and environmentally friendly method to obtain Bi2S3 nanostructures with sphere-like morphology is introduced. The promising material was successfully synthesized by a sonochemical route in 20% 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate [EMIM][EtSO4] ionic liquid solution (IL). Morphological studies by electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) show that the use of IL in the synthesis of Bi2S3 favors the formation of nanocrystals non-agglomerated. Micro Raman and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS) were used to determine the composition and purity of the synthesized material...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995334/strategies-on-process-engineering-of-chondrocyte-culture-for-cartilage-tissue-regeneration
#3
Sarada Prasanna Mallick, Amit Rastogi, Satyavrat Tripathi, Pradeep Srivastava
The current work is an attempt to study the strategies for cartilage tissue regeneration using porous scaffold in wavy walled airlift bioreactor (ALBR). Novel chitosan, poly (L-lactide) and hyaluronic acid based composite scaffold were prepared. The scaffolds were cross-linked with 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide, N-hydroxysuccinimide and chondroitin sulfate to obtain interconnected 3D microstructure showing excellent biocompatibility, higher cellular differentiation and increased stability. The surface morphology and porosity of the scaffolds were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and mercury intrusion porosimeter and optimized for chondrocyte regeneration...
December 19, 2016: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976726/increased-levels-of-the-oxidative-stress-biomarker-8-iso-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-in-wastewater-associated-with-tobacco-use
#4
Yeonsuk Ryu, Emma Gracia-Lor, Richard Bade, J A Baz-Lomba, Jørgen G Bramness, Sara Castiglioni, Erika Castrignanò, Ana Causanilles, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Felix Hernandez, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Ann-Kathrin McCall, Christoph Ort, Benedek G Plósz, Pedram Ramin, Nikolaos I Rousis, Malcolm J Reid, Kevin V Thomas
Wastewater analysis has been demonstrated to be a complementary approach for assessing the overall patterns of drug use by a population while the full potential of wastewater-based epidemiology has yet to be explored. F2-isoprostanes are a prototype wastewater biomarker to study the cumulative oxidative stress at a community level. In this work, 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α) was analysed in raw 24 h-composite wastewater samples collected from 4 Norwegian and 7 other European cities in 2014 and 2015...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939663/heat-activated-persulfate-oxidation-of-methyl-and-ethyl-parabens-effect-kinetics-and-mechanism
#5
Yiqun Chen, Pinya Deng, Pengchao Xie, Ran Shang, Zongping Wang, Songlin Wang
We evaluated the degradation of methylparaben (MeP) and ethylparaben (EtP), two representative parabens, using the heat-activated persulfate system in a laboratory. Both sulfate and hydroxyl radicals contributed to the removal of the two parabens. The degradations of both MeP and EtP were improved by increasing the heating temperature or persulfate dose in accordance with a pseudo-first-order reaction model. The oxidation efficiency of parabens was found to be pH-dependent; decreasing in the order pH 5.0 > 7...
February 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884121/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-intestinal-protozoan-infections-a-population-based-study-in-rural-areas-of-boyer-ahmad-district-southwestern-iran
#6
Bahador Sarkari, Ghasem Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Mohammad Fararouei, Abdolali Moshfe
BACKGROUND: Parasitic infections are still a significant health problem in rural areas in developing countries including Iran. There is no recent population-based data about the prevalence of human intestinal parasites in most rural areas of Iran. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal protozoan infection in inhabitants of rural areas of Boyer-Ahmad district, Southwestern Iran. METHODS: A total of 1025 stool samples were collected from the inhabitant of 50 randomly selected villages in Boyer-Ahmad Township...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882327/migration-of-btex-and-biodegradation-in-shallow-underground-water-through-fuel-leak-simulation
#7
Yaping Cheng, Yudao Chen, Yaping Jiang, Lingzhi Jiang, Liqun Sun, Liuyue Li, Junyu Huang
To provide more reasonable references for remedying underground water, fuel leak was simulated by establishing an experimental model of a porous-aquifer sand tank with the same size as that of the actual tank and by monitoring the underground water. In the tank, traditional gasoline and ethyl alcohol gasoline were poured. This study was conducted to achieve better understanding of the migration and distribution of benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene (BTEX), which are major pollutants in the underground water...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828553/simulations-of-the-water-exchange-dynamics-of-lanthanide-ions-in-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-ethyl-sulfate-emim-etso4-and-water
#8
Yi-Jung Tu, Matthew J Allen, G Andrés Cisneros
The dynamics of ligand exchange on lanthanide ions is important for catalysis and organic reactions. Recent (17)O-NMR experiments have shown that water-exchange rates of lanthanide ions in water/1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate (water/[EMIm][EtSO4]) increase as a function of increasing charge density. The trend of water-exchange rates in this solvent is opposite to that observed in water. Since the lanthanide ions and ionic liquids investigated in that work were highly charged, an advanced polarizable potential is desirable for accurate simulations...
November 9, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808452/spectroscopic-insight-into-the-interaction-of-bovine-serum-albumin-with-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids-in-aqueous-solution
#9
Lakkoji Satish, Sabera Millan, Harekrushna Sahoo
The study of protein-ionic liquid interactions is very important because of the widespread use of ionic liquids as protein stabilizer in the recent years. In this work, the interaction of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with different imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) such as [1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium ethyl sulfate (EmimESO4 ), 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium chloride (EmimCl) and 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium chloride (BmimCl)] has been investigated using different spectroscopic techniques. The intrinsic fluorescence of BSA is quenched by ILs by the dynamic mechanism...
November 3, 2016: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798076/etg-and-ets-in-autopsy-blood-samples-with-and-without-putrefaction-using-uplc-ms-ms
#10
Solfrid Hegstad, Lena Kristoffersen, Veronica H Liane, Olav Spigset
Analytical challenges related to postmortem specimens are well known. The degree of putrefaction of the corpse will influence the quality of the blood samples, and both the efficiency of sample preparation and the subsequent chromatographic performance can be affected. An ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS-MS) method was developed and validated for the determination of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) in postmortem whole blood. Sample preparation prior to UPLC-MS-MS analysis consisted of protein precipitation and filtration through a phospholipid removal plate...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781435/detecting-beer-intake-by-unique-metabolite-patterns
#11
Gözde Gürdeniz, Morten Georg Jensen, Sebastian Meier, Lene Bech, Erik Lund, Lars Ove Dragsted
Evaluation of the health related effects of beer intake is hampered by the lack of accurate tools for assessing intakes (biomarkers). Therefore, we identified plasma and urine metabolites associated with recent beer intake by untargeted metabolomics and established a characteristic metabolite pattern representing raw materials and beer production as a qualitative biomarker of beer intake. In a randomized, crossover, single-blinded meal study (MSt1), 18 participants were given, one at a time, four different test beverages: strong, regular, and nonalcoholic beers and a soft drink...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766436/kinetic-and-microbial-community-analysis-of-methyl-ethyl-ketone-biodegradation-in-aquifer-sediments
#12
N Fahrenfeld, A Pruden, M Widdowson
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a common groundwater contaminant often present with more toxic compounds of primary interest. Because of this, few studies have been performed to determine the effect of microbial community structure on MEK biodegradation rates in aquifer sediments. Here, microcosms were prepared with aquifer sediments containing MEK following a massive spill event and compared to laboratory-spiked sediments, with MEK biodegradation rates quantified under mixed aerobic/anaerobic conditions. Biodegradation was achieved in MEK-contaminated site sediment microcosms at about half of the solubility (356 mg/L) with largely Firmicutes population under iron-reducing conditions...
October 20, 2016: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736692/determination-of-paraben-preservatives-in-seafood-using-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-and-on-line-acetylation-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#13
Rosalina Djatmika, Chih-Chung Hsieh, Jhih-Ming Chen, Wang-Hsien Ding
An effective method for determining four commonly detected paraben preservatives (methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl paraben) in marketed seafood is presented. This method employs matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) before identification and quantification of the paraben preservatives via on-line acetylation gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Parameters affecting the extraction efficiency of MSPD were optimized through a Box-Behnken design method. Under optimal condition, 0.5-g of freeze-dried seafood was mixed with 0...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714979/nonoxidative-ethanol-metabolism-in-humans-from-biomarkers-to-bioactive-lipids
#14
REVIEW
Christoph Heier, Hao Xie, Robert Zimmermann
Ethanol is a widely used psychoactive drug whose chronic abuse is associated with organ dysfunction and disease. Although the prevalent metabolic fate of ethanol in the human body is oxidation a smaller fraction undergoes nonoxidative metabolism yielding ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate, phosphatidylethanol and fatty acid ethyl esters. Nonoxidative ethanol metabolites persist in tissues and body fluids for much longer than ethanol itself and represent biomarkers for the assessment of ethanol intake in clinical and forensic settings...
December 2016: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711761/correction-simulations-of-the-water-exchange-dynamics-of-lanthanide-ions-in-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-ethyl-sulfate-emim-etso4-and-water
#15
Yi-Jung Tu, Matthew J Allen, G Andrés Cisneros
Correction for 'Simulations of the water exchange dynamics of lanthanide ions in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate ([EMIm][EtSO4]) and water' by Yi-Jung Tu et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6cp04957e.
September 14, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702532/microwave-assisted-synthesis-and-characterization-of-hydrophilically-functionalized-polygalacturonic-acid
#16
Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, Ryan M Bouldin, Margery G H Pelletier, Peter Gaines, Bridgette Budhlall, Ramaswamy Nagarajan
Microwave-assisted synthesis of a new class of polymeric surfactants based on polygalacturonic acid (PGA) is presented. PGA is water-insoluble and not surface-active under normal conditions. Single-step hydrophilic modification of PGA with taurine (2-aminoethane sulfonic acid) renders it surface-active. The modification can be carried out either using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDCl) as a coupling agent or using microwave irradiation without a catalyst. Microwave irradiation significantly shortens reaction times and eliminates the need for a coupling agent...
January 2, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681344/evaluation-of-ethyl-glucuronide-and-ethyl-sulfate-in-calliphora-vicina-as-potential-biomarkers-for-ethanol-intake
#17
Simonetta Lambiase, Angelo Groppi, Denise Gemmellaro, Luca Morini
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are specific and sensitive biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute or chronic alcohol abuse. Due to postmortem alcohol production in biological tissues, they have recently been evaluated as potential biomarkers of ethanol ingestion. This in vitro study aimed to evaluate all developmental stages of the fly Calliphora vicina L. (Calliphoridae). Different pig substrates were used during the in vitro experiments to rear C. vicina Experiments were performed to: (i) assess the presence of EtG and EtS in larvae, pupae and insects; (ii) study variability due to the substrates characteristics; (iii) evaluate the possibility of false positives due to external alcohol contamination; and (iv) estimate the potential metabolism of ethanol by the insects...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596747/phosphatidylethanol-peth-detected-in-blood-for-3-to-12%C3%A2-days-after-single-consumption-of-alcohol-a-drinking-study-with-16-volunteers
#18
Alexandra Schröck, Annette Thierauf-Emberger, Stefan Schürch, Wolfgang Weinmann
In most studies, the alcohol marker phosphatidylethanol (PEth) was used to differentiate social drinking from alcohol abuse. This study investigates PEth's potential in abstinence monitoring by performing a drinking study to assess the detection window of PEth after ingesting a defined amount of alcohol. After 2 weeks of abstinence, 16 volunteers ingested a single dose of alcohol, leading to an estimated blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 1 g/kg. In the week after drinking, blood and urine samples were taken daily; in the second week, samples were taken every other day...
January 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593289/characterization-of-particulate-products-for-aging-of-ethylbenzene-secondary-organic-aerosol-in-the-presence-of-ammonium-sulfate-seed-aerosol
#19
Mingqiang Huang, Jiahui Zhang, Shunyou Cai, Yingmin Liao, Weixiong Zhao, Changjin Hu, Xuejun Gu, Li Fang, Weijun Zhang
Aging of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles formed from OH- initiated oxidation of ethylbenzene in the presence of high mass (100-300μg/m(3)) concentrations of (NH4)2SO4 seed aerosol was investigated in a home-made smog chamber in this study. The chemical composition of aged ethylbenzene SOA particles was measured using an aerosol laser time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ALTOFMS) coupled with a Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) clustering algorithm. Experimental results showed that nitrophenol, ethyl-nitrophenol, 2,4-dinitrophenol, methyl glyoxylic acid, 5-ethyl-6-oxo-2,4-hexadienoic acid, 2-ethyl-2,4-hexadiendioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-5-ethyl-6-oxo-4-hexenoic acid, 1H-imidazole, hydrated N-glyoxal substituted 1H-imidazole, hydrated glyoxal dimer substituted imidazole, 1H-imidazole-2-carbaldehyde, N-glyoxal substituted hydrated 1H-imidazole-2-carbaldehyde and high-molecular-weight (HMW) components were the predominant products in the aged particles...
September 2016: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536383/sulfate-bridged-dimeric-trinuclear-copper-ii-pyrazolate-complex-with-three-different-terminal-ligands
#20
Gellert Mezei
The reaction of CuSO4·5H2O, 4-chloro-pyrazole (4-Cl-pzH) and tri-ethyl-amine (Et3N) in di-methyl-formamide (DMF) produced crystals of di-aqua-hexa-kis-(μ-4-chloro-pyrazolato-κ(2) N:N')bis-(N,N-di-methyl-formamide)di-μ3-hydroxido-bis-(μ4-sulfato-κ(4) O:O':O'':O'')hexa-copper(II) N,N-di-methyl-formamide tetra-solvate dihydrate, [Cu3(OH)(SO4)(C3H2ClN2)3(C3H7NO)(H2O)]2·4C3H7NO·2H2O. The centrosymmetric dimeric molecule consists of two trinuclear copper-pyrazolate units bridged by two sulfate ions. The title compound provides the first example of a trinuclear copper-pyrazolate complex with three different terminal ligands on the Cu atoms, and also the first example of such complex with a strongly binding basal sulfate ion...
August 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
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