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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822951/effect-of-deflocculation-on-photo-induced-thin-layer-titanium-dioxide-disintegration-of-dairy-waste-activated-sludge-for-cost-and-energy-efficient-methane-production
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V Godvin Sharmila, P Dhanalakshmi, J Rajesh Banu, S Kavitha, M Gunasekaran
In the present study, the deflocculated sludge was disintegrated through thin layer immobilized titanium dioxide (TiO2) as photocatalyst under solar irradiation. The deflocculation of sludge was carried out by 0.05g/g SS of sodium citrate aiming to facilitate more surface area for subsequent TiO2 mediated disintegration. The proposed mode of disintegration was investigated by varying TiO2 dosage, pH and time. The maximum COD solubilization of 18.4% was obtained in the optimum 0.4g/L of TiO2 dosage with 5.5 pH and exposure time of 40min...
August 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822933/occurrence-of-vibrio-species-beta-lactam-resistant-vibrio-species-and-indicator-bacteria-in-ballast-and-port-waters-of-a-tropical-harbor
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Charmaine Ng, Shin Giek Goh, Nazanin Saeidi, William A Gerhard, Claudia K Gunsch, Karina Yew Hoong Gin
Ballast water discharges are potential sources for the spread of invasive and pathogenic aquatic organisms. Ballast waters from six ships docked in the Port of Singapore were tested to determine if indictor organisms fell within proposed standards for ballast water discharge according to regulation D-2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) guidelines. Vibrio species were cultured on media supplemented with beta-lactam antibiotics to determine the presence of antibiotic resistant Vibrio species in the ballast waters of these vessels...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822453/-influence-of-saccharomyces-boulardii-sachets-combined-with-bismuth-quadruple-therapy-for-initial-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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X Y Zhu, J Du, J Wu, L W Zhao, X Meng, G F Liu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Saccharomyces boulardii Sachets combined with bismuth quadruple therapy for initial Helicobacter pylori(H.pylori) eradication. Methods: From March 2014 to March 2015, 240 participants from the third hospital of Hebei medical university with H. pylori infection were recruited and randomized into three groups: Quadruple therapy group received bismuth potassium citrate 220 mg bid + Rabeprazole 10 mg bid + amoxicillin 1 000 mg bid+ furazolidone 100 mg bid for 10 days...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822260/bioavailability-and-chronic-toxicity-of-bismuth-citrate-to-earthworm-eisenia-andrei-exposed-to-natural-sandy-soil
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Zohra Omouri, Jalal Hawari, Michel Fournier, Pierre Yves Robidoux
The present study describes bioavailability and chronic effects of bismuth to earthworms Eisenia andrei using OECD reproduction test. Adult earthworms were exposed to natural sandy soil contaminated artificially by bismuth citrate. Average total concentrations of bismuth in soil recovered by HNO3 digestion ranged from 75 to 289mg/kg. Results indicate that bismuth decreased significantly all reproduction parameters of Eisenia andrei at concentrations ≥ 116mg/kg. However, number of hatched cocoons and number of juveniles seem to be more sensitive than total number of cocoons, as determined by IC50; i...
August 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822008/label-free-sensing-and-classification-of-old-stored-blood
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Jun Hong Park, Taesik Go, Sang Joon Lee
Transfusion is crucial in surgical operation and anemia treatment. However, several hemorheological properties of blood are adversely altered during blood storage. After transfusion, these adverse alterations are related with decrease of oxygen and ion transport in blood circulation, which increase the mortality of transfused patients. Therefore, accurate sensing of whether a blood supply is still viable for transfusion or not is extremely important. In this study, a H-shaped microfluidic device and digital in-line holographic microscopy were employed to measure temporal variations of blood viscosity and the optical focusing property of erythrocytes during blood storage...
August 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821606/flipping-a-citrate-switch-on-liver-cancer-cells
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Jeffrey M Peters
Energy homeostasis and oncogenic signaling are critical determinants of the growth of human liver cancer cells, providing a strong rationale to elucidate the regulatory mechanisms for these systems. A new study reports that loss of solute carrier family 13 member 5, which transports citrate across cell membranes, halts liver cancer cell growth by altering both energy production and mammalian target of rapamycin signaling in human liver cancer cell lines and in both an in vitro and in vivo model of liver tumors, suggesting a new target for liver cancer chemoprevention and/or chemotherapy...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817891/re-characterising-the-safety-of-clomiphene-citrate-in-male-patients-through-prostate-specific-antigen-haematocrit-and-testosterone-levels
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Craig Niederberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815457/overexpression-of-a-peroxidase-gene-atprx64-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-in-tobacco-improves-plant-s-tolerance-to-aluminum-stress
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Yuanshuang Wu, Zhili Yang, Jingyi How, Huini Xu, Limei Chen, Kunzhi Li
AtPrx64 is one of the peroxidases gene up-regulated in Al stress and has some functions in the formation of plant second cell wall. Its overexpression may improve plant tolerance to Al by some ways. Studies on its function under Al stress may help us to understand the mechanism of plant tolerance to Al stress. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the expressions of some genes (AtPrxs) encoding class III plant peroxidases have been found to be either up-regulated or down-regulated under aluminum (Al) stress. Among 73 genes that encode AtPrxs in Arabidopsis, AtPrx64 is always up-regulated by Al stress, suggesting this gene plays protective roles in response to such stress...
August 16, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814867/exploring-cellular-uptake-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-associated-with-rhodium-citrate-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Natalia L Chaves, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Julia Böttner, Cláudio Ap Lopes, Bruna C Guido, Aparecido R de Sousa, Sônia N Báo
Nanocarriers have the potential to improve the therapeutic index of currently available drugs by improving their efficacy and achieving therapeutic steady-state levels over an extended period. The association of maghemite-rhodium citrate (MRC) nanoparticles (NPs) has the potential to increase specificity of the cytotoxic action. However, the interaction of these NPs with cells, their uptake mechanism, and subcellular localization need to be elucidated. This work evaluates the uptake mechanism of MRC NPs in metastatic and nonmetastatic breast cancer-cell models, comparing them to a nontumor cell line...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812671/sulfate-radicals-enable-a-non-enzymatic-krebs-cycle-precursor
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Markus A Keller, Domen Kampjut, Stuart A Harrison, Markus Ralser
The evolutionary origins of the Krebs cycle (tricarboxylic acid cycle) are not currently clear. Despite the existence of a simple non-enzymatic Krebs cycle catalyst being dismissed only a few years ago as 'an appeal to magic', citrate and other intermediates have since been discovered on a carbonaceous meteorite and do interconvert non-enzymatically. To identify a metabolism-like non-enzymatic Krebs cycle catalyst, we used combinatorial, quantitative high-throughput metabolomics to systematically screen iron and sulfate compounds in a reaction mixture that orients on the typical components of Archaean sediment...
March 13, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812165/methane-enhances-aluminum-resistance-in-alfalfa-seedlings-by-reducing-aluminum-accumulation-and-reestablishing-redox-homeostasis
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Weiti Cui, Hong Cao, Ping Yao, Jincheng Pan, Quan Gu, Sheng Xu, Ren Wang, Zhaozeng Ouyang, Qingya Wang, Wenbiao Shen
Methane (CH4) is emerging as a candidate of signal molecule recently. However, whether or how CH4 enhances plant adaptation to aluminum (Al)-contaminated environment is still unknown. In this report, the physiological roles and possible molecular mechanisms of CH4 in the modulation of Al toxicity in alfalfa seedlings were characterized. Our results showed that, CH4 pretreatment could alleviate Al-induced seedling growth inhibition and redox imbalance. The defensive effects of CH4 against Al toxicity including the remission of Al-induced root elongation inhibition, nutrient disorder, and relative electrolyte leakage...
August 15, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811573/simultaneous-separation-of-actinium-and-radium-isotopes-from-a-proton-irradiated-thorium-matrix
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Tara Mastren, Valery Radchenko, Allison Owens, Roy Copping, Rose Boll, Justin R Griswold, Saed Mirzadeh, Lance E Wyant, Mark Brugh, Jonathan W Engle, Francois M Nortier, Eva R Birnbaum, Kevin D John, Michael E Fassbender
A new method has been developed for the isolation of (223,224,225)Ra, in high yield and purity, from a proton irradiated (232)Th matrix. Herein we report an all-aqueous process using multiple solid-supported adsorption steps including a citrate chelation method developed to remove >99.9% of the barium contaminants by activity from the final radium product. A procedure involving the use of three columns in succession was developed, and the separation of (223,224,225)Ra from the thorium matrix was obtained with an overall recovery yield of 91 ± 3%, average radiochemical purity of 99...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810644/feasibility-of-a-novel-low-volume-and-sodium-phosphate-free-bowel-preparation-regimen-for-colon-capsule-endoscopy
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Jieqiong Zhou, Xiaowei Tang, Jing Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Xinying Wang, Bo Jiang
Bowel preparation regimens for colon capsule endoscopy are not yet standardized since they are not well optimized. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a novel low-volume and sodium phosphate-free bowel preparation regimen for colon capsule endoscopy. A total of 31 patients were prospectively enrolled. In the novel regimen, on the day prior to examination, a low-fiber diet was permitted, 5 mg mosapride citrate was administered twice (1 h prior to lunch and supper) and 1 l polyethylene glycol was administered in the evening...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808853/physicochemical-and-adsorptive-characteristics-of-activated-carbons-from-waste-polyester-textiles-utilizing-mgo-template-method
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Zhihua Xu, Daofang Zhang, Zhihang Yuan, Weifang Chen, Tianqi Zhang, Danqi Tian, Haixuan Deng
Activated carbons with high specific surface areas were produced, utilizing waste polyester textiles as carbon precursor by magnesium oxide (MgO) template method. Magnesium chloride (MgCl2), magnesium citrate (MgCi), and MgO were employed as MgO precursors to prepare activated carbons (AC-MgCl2, AC-MgCi, and AC-MgO). Thermogravimetry-differential scanning calorimetry was conducted to investigate the pore-forming mechanism, and N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms, XRD, SEM-EDS, TEM, FTIR and pHpzc were achieved to analyze physicochemical characteristics of the samples...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808701/osteosarcoma-of-the-mandible-a-case-report-with-ct-mri-and-scintigraphy
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Mikiko Sue, Takaaki Oda, Yoshihiko Sasaki, Ayako Kameta, Yasuo Okada, Ichiro Ogura
Osteosarcomas are especially rare in the mandible and maxilla, representing 1.6% of all bony malignant tumours. In this article, we described a case of osteosarcoma of the mandible. Computed tomography (CT) image showed a well-circumscribed homogeneous mass, with nonhomogeneous contrast enhancement. T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MR) image showed intermediate signal intensity on, and after administration the lesion showed signal intensity lower than muscle. T2-weighted MR image showed heterogeneous high signal intensity...
2017: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808673/data-on-the-impact-of-the-blood-sample-collection-methods-on-blood-protein-profiling-studies
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Maria Ilies, Cristina Adela Iuga, Felicia Loghin, Vishnu Mukund Dhople, Thomas Thiele, Uwe Völker, Elke Hammer
Complete blood protein profiles of 4 different blood sample collection methods (EDTA-, heparin- and citrate plasma and serum) were investigated and the data presented herein is an extension of the research article in Ilies et al. [1]. Specimens were depleted of 6 highly abundant proteins and protein profiling was assessed by nano-LC UDMS(E). Exhaustive protein sets and protein abundances before and after depletion are presented in tables and figures. Also, the core protein set and the unique proteins for each sample collection method previously described [1] are disclosed...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807886/mechanistic-insights-into-f420-dependent-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-using-isotope-effects-and-substrate-inhibition-studies
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Mercy A Oyugi, Ghader Bashiri, Edward N Baker, Kayunta Johnson-Winters
F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (FGD) is involved in the committed step of the pentose phosphate pathway within mycobacteria, where it catalyzes the reaction between glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) and the F420 cofactor to yield 6-phosphogluconolactone and the reduced cofactor, F420H2. Here, we aim to probe the FGD reaction mechanism using dead-end inhibition experiments, as well as solvent and substrate deuterium isotope effects studies. The dead-end inhibition studies performed using citrate as the inhibitor revealed competitive and uncompetitive inhibition patterns for G6P and F420 respectively, thus suggesting a mechanism of ordered addition of substrates in which the F420 cofactor must first bind to FGD before G6P binding...
August 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
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Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807720/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-sildenafil-citrate-heparin-and-neuropeptides-in-a-rat-model-of-acetic-acid-induced-gastric-ulcer
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Mehmet Kalayci, Mehmet Ali Kocdor, Tuncay Kuloglu, İbrahim Sahin, Mehmet Sarac, Aziz Aksoy, Meltem Yardim, Semih Dalkilic, Onur Gursu, Suna Aydin, Ramazan Fazil Akkoc, Meltem Cokugras, Gokhan Artas, İbrahim Hanifi Ozercan, Kader Ugur, Suleyman Aydin
AIMS: The purpose of our investigative work has been to determine whether there can be therapeutic roles in the administration of sildenafil citrate, heparin and several neuropeptides on an animal model where gastric ulcers were induced with acetic acid, and to compare their efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The animals were divided into 13 groups, with 4 animals in each. Gastric ulcers was induced in the animals of 12 groups with one untreated group being left as the control (Group I - control; given normal saline (NS))...
August 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807550/decreased-gene-expression-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-3-in-the-atrium-of-patients-with-new-onset-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiac-perioperative-phase
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Yasushige Shingu, Takashi Yokota, Shingo Takada, Haruki Niwano, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Katoh, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) frequently occurs after cardiac surgery. However, the mechanisms of POAF have not been fully elucidated. We aimed to examine whether pre-operative atrial gene expression related to cardiac metabolism is changed in patients with POAF. METHODS: Right atrial tissue was obtained during surgery from 38 patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2013 to 2015. Atrial expression levels were determined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for the following genes: glucose transporter type 4, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α, fatty acid translocase, carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1B, and fatty acid binding protein 3 (FABP3)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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