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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324689/calcium-phosphate-quercetin-nanocomposite-cpqn-a-multi-functional-nanoparticle-having-ph-indicating-highly-fluorescent-and-anti-oxidant-properties
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Mousumi Patra, Riya Mukherjee, Milon Banik, Debanjan Dutta, Naznin Ara Begum, Tarakdas Basu
Calcium phosphate quercetin nanocomposite (CPQN) i.e., quercetin entrapped in calcium phosphate nanoparticle was synthesized by a precipitation method at 80°C, taking ammonium hydrogen phosphate, calcium nitrate and quercetin as precursors and sodium citrate as stabilizer. The nanocomposite suspension had different color at different pH values, a property that could render the nanoparticle a pH indicator. Besides color, the particles also had different size, shape, stability and quercetin content with change of pH...
March 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324150/stress-stones-stress-recurrent-stones-a-self-propagating-cycle-difficulties-in-solving-this-dichotomy
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Montserrat Arzoz-Fabregas, Josep Roca-Antonio, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Allen Rodgers
Numerous studies have reported an association between stress and urolithiasis. Although urinary risk factors have been measured in several of these, compelling evidence of a causal relationship has not been established. A shortcoming is that alterations in single urinary parameters rather than ratios and quotients, which provide a more synergistic risk evaluation, have been measured. Recently, we speculated about a possible association between chronic stress and stone recurrence. This presents an intriguing dichotomy of whether stress causes stones or vice versa, or whether they are linked in a self-propagating stress-stones-stress-recurrence cycle...
March 21, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319140/role-of-muscle-il-6-in-gender-specific-metabolism-in-mice
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Amalia Molinero, Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Aina Mogas, Mercedes Giralt, Gemma Comes, Olaya Fernandez-Gayol, Mario Vallejo, Juan Hidalgo
The aim of the present work was to further explore the physiological roles of muscle-derived IL-6. Adult-floxed and conditional skeletal muscle IL-6 knock out male and female mice were used to study energy expenditure (indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill exercise, and body temperature cycle during the light phase) and energy intake (response to fast/refeeding). We also evaluated the responses to leptin and the activity of the insulin signalling pathway in skeletal muscle and liver by phosphorylation of Akt at Ser 473...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318347/teratogenic-hazard-of-bpei-coated-silver-nanoparticles-to-xenopus-laevis
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Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Elisa Moschini, Patrizia Bonfanti, Maddalena Collini, Kaja Kasemets, Paride Mantecca
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are among the most exploited antimicrobial agents and are used in many consumer products. Size and surface reactivity are critical physico-chemical properties responsible for NPs toxicity, and surface coatings, often used to functionalize or stabilize AgNPs, can influence their toxic profile and biocompatibility. In the current study the developmental toxicity of 1) negatively charged citrate-coated AgNPs (Cit-AgNPs), 2) positively charged branched polyethylenimine-coated AgNPs (BPEI-AgNPs), and 3) Ag(+) (from 0...
March 20, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317121/divergence-in-physiological-factors-affecting-swimming-performance-between-anadromous-and-resident-populations-of-brook-charr-salvelinus-fontinalis
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A Crespel, A Dupont-Prinet, L Bernatchez, G Claireaux, R Tremblay, C Audet
In this study, an anadromous strain (L) and a freshwater-resident (R) strain of brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis as well as their reciprocal hybrids, were reared in a common environment and submitted to swimming tests combined with salinity challenges. The critical swimming speeds (Ucrit ) of the different crosses were measured in both fresh (FW) and salt water (SW) and the variations in several physiological traits (osmotic, energetic and metabolic capacities) that are predicted to influence swimming performance were documented...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316081/the-antidiabetic-drug-metformin-decreases-mitochondrial-respiration-and-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-activity-in-cultured-primary-rat-astrocytes
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Michaela C Hohnholt, Eva-Maria Blumrich, Helle S Waagepetersen, Ralf Dringen
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug that is used daily by millions of patients worldwide. Metformin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and has recently been shown to increase glucose consumption and lactate release in cultured astrocytes. However, potential effects of metformin on mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle metabolism in astrocytes are unknown. We investigated this by mapping (13) C labeling in TCA cycle intermediates and corresponding amino acids after incubation of primary rat astrocytes with [U-(13) C]glucose...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315411/extrauterine-choriocarcinoma-in-the-fallopian-tube-following-infertility-treatment-implications-for-the-management-of-early-detected-ectopic-pregnancies
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Seung Chik Jwa, Shigeru Kamiyama, Hisako Takayama, Yoshimitsu Tokunaga, Tetsuro Sakumoto, Masahiro Higashi
Extrauterine choriocarcinoma in the fallopian tube is highly rare and is often diagnosed and treated as an ectopic tubal pregnancy. A 34-year old woman who initially became pregnant after infertility treatment using ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate and intrauterine insemination was later diagnosed as having an extrauterine choriocarcinoma in the left fallopian tube. Because of a suspicion of left ectopic tubal pregnancy by ultrasonographic findings and high levels of beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG; 7054...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315385/a-study-on-the-in-vitro-percutaneous-absorption-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-aluminum-chloride-methyl-paraben-or-di-n-butyl-phthalate
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Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Marek Nocuń, Joanna Roszak, Beata Janasik, C Derrick Quarles, Wojciech Wąsowicz, Jarosław Grobelny, Emilia Tomaszewska, Grzegorz Celichowski, Katarzyna Ranoszek-Soliwoda, Małgorzata Cieślak, Dorota Puchowicz, Jhanis J Gonzalez, Richard E Russo, Maciej Stępnik
Some reports indicate that the silver released from dermally applied products containing silver nanoparticles (AgNP) (e.g. wound dressings or cosmetics) can penetrate the skin, particularly if damaged. AgNP were also shown to have cytotoxic and genotoxic activity. In the present study percutaneous absorption of AgNP of two different nominal sizes (Ag15nm or Ag45nm by STEM) and surface modification, i.e. citrate or PEG stabilized nanoparticles, in combination with cosmetic ingredients, i.e. aluminum chloride (AlCl3), methyl paraben (MPB), or di-n-butyl phthalate (DBPH) was assessed using in vitro model based on dermatomed pig skin...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315295/proton-nmr-metabolic-profiling-of-csf-reveals-distinct-differentiation-of-meningitis-from-negative-controls
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Tanushri Chatterji, Suruchi Singh, Manodeep Sen, Ajai Kumar Singh, Gaurav Raj Agarwal, Deepak Kumar Singh, Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Alka Singh, Rajendra Nath Srivastava, Raja Roy
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an essential bio-fluid of the central nervous system (CNS), playing a vital role in the protection of CNS and performing neuronal function regulation. The chemical composition of CSF varies during onset of meningitis, neurodegenerative disorders (positive controls) and in traumatic cases (negative controls). METHODS: The study design was broadly categorized into meningitis cases, negative controls and positive controls. Further differentiation among the three groups was carried out using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) followed by supervised Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA)...
March 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302706/acclimatization-of-the-systemic-microcirculation-to-alveolar-hypoxia-is-mediated-by-inos-dependent-increased-nitric-oxide-availability
#10
Alfred J Casillan, Jie Chao, John G Wood, Norberto C Gonzalez
Rats breathing 10% O2 show a rapid and widespread systemic microvascular inflammation that results from nitric oxide (NO) depletion secondary to increased reactive O2 species (ROS) generation. The inflammation eventually resolves and the microcirculation becomes resistant to more severe hypoxia. These experiments were directed to determine the mechanisms underlying this microvascular acclimatization process. Intravital microscopy of the mesentery showed that after three weeks of hypoxia (PB ~380 Torr, inspired PO2 ~ 68-70 Torr) rats showed no evidence of inflammation; however, treatment with the inducible NO synthase (iNOS) inhibitor L-N(6)-(1-Iminoethyl) lysine dihydrochloride (L-NIL) led to ROS generation, leukocyte-endothelial adherence and emigration, and increased vascular permeability...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300753/krebs-cycle-intermediates-protective-against-oxidative-stress-by-modulating-the-level-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-neuronal-ht22-cells
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Kenta Sawa, Takumi Uematsu, Yusuke Korenaga, Ryuya Hirasawa, Masatoshi Kikuchi, Kyohei Murata, Jian Zhang, Xiaoqing Gai, Kazuichi Sakamoto, Tomoyuki Koyama, Takumi Satoh
Krebs cycle intermediates (KCIs) are reported to function as energy substrates in mitochondria and to exert antioxidants effects on the brain. The present study was designed to identify which KCIs are effective neuroprotective compounds against oxidative stress in neuronal cells. Here we found that pyruvate, oxaloacetate, and α-ketoglutarate, but not lactate, citrate, iso-citrate, succinate, fumarate, or malate, protected HT22 cells against hydrogen peroxide-mediated toxicity. These three intermediates reduced the production of hydrogen peroxide-activated reactive oxygen species, measured in terms of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate fluorescence...
March 16, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300544/pre-analytical-and-analytical-aspects-affecting-clinical-reliability-of-plasma-glucose-results
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REVIEW
Sara Pasqualetti, Federica Braga, Mauro Panteghini
The measurement of plasma glucose (PG) plays a central role in recognizing disturbances in carbohydrate metabolism, with established decision limits that are globally accepted. This requires that PG results are reliable and unequivocally valid no matter where they are obtained. To control the pre-analytical variability of PG and prevent in vitro glycolysis, the use of citrate as rapidly effective glycolysis inhibitor has been proposed. However, the commercial availability of several tubes with studies showing different performance has created confusion among users...
March 11, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300194/amniotic-fluid-metabolomics-and-biochemistry-analysis-provides-novel-insights-into-the-diet-regulated-foetal-growth-in-a-pig-model
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Jin Wan, Fei Jiang, Jiao Zhang, Qingsong Xu, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Jie Yu, Yuheng Luo, Jun He
Foetal loss and intrauterine growth restriction are major problems in mammals, but there are few effective ways in preventing it. Intriguingly, chitosan oligosaccharide (COS), a biomaterial derived from chitosan, can promote foetal survival and growth. Therefore, we have investigated how COS affects foetal survival and growth in a pig model. Fifty-two sows were divided into two treatment groups (n = 26) and fed either solely a control diet or a control diet that includes 100 mg/kg COS. Amniotic fluid and foetus samples from six sows that were of average body weight in each group were collected on gestation day 35...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298697/influence-of-using-a-blend-of-rennet-casein-and-whey-protein-concentrate-as-protein-source-on-the-quality-of-mozzarella-cheese-analogue
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Padhiyar Dhanraj, Atanu Jana, Hiral Modha, K D Aparnathi
The effect of incorporating whey protein concentrate (WPC) on the quality characteristics of Mozzarella cheese analogue (MCA) based on rennet casein (RC) was studied. The proportion of RC:WPC tried out were 95:5, 90:10, and 85:15 w/w. The formulation of MCA comprised of 23.5% of blend of RC and WPC, 15% specialty vegetable fat, 2.75% trisodium citrate + disodium hydrogen orthophosphate (2.5:1, w/w), 0.07% calcium chloride, 0.6% citric acid, 1.1% NaCl, 1.5% cheese bud flavoring, and rest water. Varying the proportion of RC and WPC had a significant influence on the composition, textural properties, baking qualities and sensory quality of MCA judged as a topping on pizza pie...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298542/lipid-emulsion-added-to-a-liquid-high-carbohydrate-diet-and-voluntary-running-exercise-reduce-lipogenesis-and-ameliorate-early-stage-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice
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Kuan-Hsun Huang, Lei Hao, Philip B Smith, Connie J Rogers, Andrew D Patterson, A Catharine Ross
Background: The use of parenteral nutrition formulas is often associated with the development of hepatic steatosis. We have shown previously that the addition of a lipid emulsion (LE) rich in n-6 (ω-6) fatty acids (FAs) ameliorated triglyceride (TG) accumulation in the livers of nonobese mice fed a high-carbohydrate diet (HCD) for 5 wk. However, it remains unclear how rapidly this condition develops and whether it can be prevented by LE with or without a running wheel for voluntary exercise (Exe).Objective: We investigated in an 8-d study whether mice develop steatosis and whether the administration of LE with or without Exe reduces the concentration of total FAs and prevents an increase in the expression of genes in the liver associated with lipogenesis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297055/any-use-for-alternative-lock-solutions-in-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections
#16
Laura Labriola, Jean-Michel Pochet
The prevention of catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) in hemodialysis (HD) patients remains a challenge because of high morbidity and mortality associated to CRBSI. Alternative locking solutions (ALS) containing an antithrombotic substance with additional antimicrobial or antibiofilm properties (citrate, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA], 70% ethanol, thrombolytics) with or without the addition of molecules with specific antimicrobial activity (antibiotics, taurolidine, paraben-methylene-blue) has been proposed with the aim to prevent or eradicate intraluminal biofilm colonization and subsequent CRBSI...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296756/transient-appearance-of-edta-dependent-pseudothrombocytopenia-in-a-postoperative-patient-with-sepsis-a-case-report
#17
Xiang Shi, Zhongyuan Lin, Liyan He, Wenchao Li, Lijun Mo, Yinyin Li, Zheng Yang, Wu-Ning Mo
RATIONALE: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia (EDTA-PTCP) is a rare phenomenon characterized by spuriously low platelet counts when EDTA reacts with harvested blood. However, to the best of our knowledge, only two cases involving EDTA-PTCP in postoperative patients with sepsis have been reported. Here, we describe a case of EDTA-PTCP that appeared transiently in a postoperative patient with sepsis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 68-year-old female patient underwent laparoscopic tension-free hernioplasty for incisional hernia...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295988/measurement-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-concentrations-in-dogs-with-sepsis-trauma-and-neoplasia
#18
Jo-Annie Letendre, Robert Goggs
OBJECTIVES: To determine if cell-free DNA (cfDNA) was identifiable in canine plasma, to evaluate 3 techniques for the measurement of plasma cfDNA concentrations in dogs presented to an emergency service, and to compare the plasma cfDNA concentrations of healthy dogs to those with sepsis, trauma, and neoplasia. DESIGN: Retrospective study of banked canine plasma samples collected between May 2014 and December 2014. SETTING: Dogs presented to the emergency service of a university veterinary teaching hospital...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295909/optical-and-magnetic-properties-of-fe-nanoparticles-fabricated-by-fs-laser-ablation-in-organic-and-inorganic-solvents
#19
Jesica María José Santillán, David Muñeton Arboleda, Diego Coral, Marcela Fernández van Raap, Diego Muraca, Daniel Carlos Schinca, Lucía Beatriz Scaffardi
Magnetic nanoparticles have attracted much interest due to their broad applications in biomedical and pollutant remediation areas. In this paper, we study the optical, magnetic and structural characteristics of colloids produced by ultrashort pulsed laser ablation of a solid Fe target immersed in four different media: HPLC water, trisodium citrate aqueous solution, acetone and ethanol. Optical extinction spectroscopy reveals an absorption band in the UV region for all solvents except acetone, differing from what is obtained with ns lasers...
March 12, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295356/red-blood-cell-metabolic-responses-to-refrigerated-storage-rejuvenation-and-frozen-storage
#20
Angelo D'Alessandro, Alan D Gray, Zbignew M Sczcepiorkowski, Kirk Hansen, Louise H Herschel, Larry J Dumont
BACKGROUND: Storage of red blood cells (RBCs) under blood bank conditions promotes metabolic modulation within the RBC. This "metabolic storage lesion" may affect the quality and safety of the transfused RBCs. The aim of this study is to determine the metabolic changes in stored RBCs over 42 days of routine storage followed by a US Food and Drug Administration-approved method of rejuvenation, freezing, and preparation for transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We exploited a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach to monitor 42-day-stored citrate phosphate dextrose/AS-1 RBCs (n = 29) that were rejuvenated, glycerolized and frozen, then thawed and deglycerolized, and held for 24 hours at 1 to 6ºC in saline-glucose...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion
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