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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458211/impact-of-formulation-excipients-on-the-thermal-mechanical-and-electrokinetic-properties-of-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-acetate-succinate-hpmcas
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Tanvi M Deshpande, Anisul Quadir, Sakae Obara, Stephen W Hoag
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) has been widely used in amorphous solid dispersions and as an enteric coating polymer. Under aqueous coating conditions and at elevated coating temperatures, HPMCAS particles tend to aggregate and clog the spray-nozzle, hence interrupting the coating process. This research focused on how plasticizers and surfactants, excipients used for aqueous coating, affect the properties and stability of HPMCAS. This information would be useful in identifying suitable excipients for developing a stable HPMCAS aqueous enteric coating formulation...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456933/pediatricians-lack-knowledge-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-functional-constipation-in-children-over-6-mo-of-age
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Ariani Widodo, Badriul Hegar, Yvan Vandenplas
AIM: To assess the knowledge of general pediatricians througout Indonesia about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood constipation. METHODS: A comprehensive questionnaire was distributed to general pediatricians from several teaching hospitals and government hospitals all over Indonesia. RESULTS: Data were obtained from 100 pediatricians, with a mean of 78.34 ± 18.00 mo clinical practice, from 20 cities throughout Indonesia. Suspicion of constipation in a child over 6 mo of age arises when the child presents with a decreased frequency of bowel movements (according to 87% of participants) with a mean of one bowel movement per 3...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456612/the-safety-of-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-in-renal-replacement-therapy
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Simon Hill, Elaine Creighton, Edward Walter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456034/cryopreservation-and-storage-of-cat-epididymal-sperm-using-%C3%A2-75-%C3%A2-c-freezer-vs-liquid-nitrogen
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K Buranaamnuay
The quality of cat epididymal sperm cryopreserved and stored by four methods was assessed. Epididymal sperm were suspended in Tris-glucose-citrate egg yolk extender, loaded in 0.25 mL straws and then cryopreserved. The samples in a standard protocol (LN) were cryopreserved and stored in liquid nitrogen (LN2 ). The sperm straws in the LN-Fr-LN group were cryopreserved in LN2 and stored in a -75 °C freezer; the straws were returned to LN2 prior to thawing. The loaded straws in the Fr group were transferred directly from 4 °C to the freezer and maintained in the freezer until thawing...
February 12, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455992/nanosilver-leverage-on-reactive-dyeing-of-cellulose-fibers-color-shading-color-fastness-and-biocidal-potentials
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Hanan B Ahmed, Hossam E Emam, Hamada M Mashaly, Mohamed Rehan
The current approach focuses on studying the leverage of nanosilver (AgNPs) incorporation on the dyeing process of viscose fibers by blue reactive dye. Nanosilver was straightway incorporated into viscose fibers using sodium citrate as nanogenerator. Owing to AgNPs incorporation, color of fibers was turned to greenish-blue and darker greenish color was observed with low Ag content (<1 g/kg). Regardless to the processes sequencing, color strength of fibers was magnified by increasing in Ag content. The constancy of fibers color was not affected by AgNPs inclusion, whatever the processes sequencing and Ag content...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455620/bacterial-mediated-biodegradation-of-pentachlorophenol-via-electron-shuttling
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Heba A El-Bialy, Ola A A Khalil, Ola M Gomaa
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a common persistent pesticide in soil, its persistence generates toxicity in the environment. PCP degradation by soil indigenous bacteria represents a practical and cost-effective solution. In the present study, bacteria isolated from paddy soil was investigated and the role of electron shuttling in the PCP degradation process was assessed. Two strains demonstrated the highest PCP degradation of 93.5% and 94.88% in the presence of citrate, and were identified using 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis as Pseudomonas chengduensis and Pseudomonas plecoglossicida, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454961/first-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-induce-hepatotoxicity-a-novel-mechanism-based-on-a-urinary-metabolomics-platform
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Jun Cao, Yijun Mi, Cuilin Shi, Yicong Bian, Chenrong Huang, Zhijian Ye, Linsheng Liu, Liyan Miao
Tuberculosis (TB) has become a global public health and social threat. As clinical first-line drugs, rifampicin and isoniazid used in combination with pyrazinamide and ethambutol (the HRZE regimen) usually induce hepatotoxicity. However, the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain unclear, and studying the metabolic impact of co-treating TB patients with the HRZE regimen can provide new hepatotoxicity evidence. In this study, urine metabolites from TB patients were profiled using a high-resolution ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) platform...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454839/monitoring-the-extent-of-vertical-and-lateral-movement-of-human-decomposition-products-through-sediment-using-cholesterol-as-a-biomarker
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Susan Luong, Shari L Forbes, James F Wallman, Richard G Roberts
Due to the lack of human decomposition research facilities available in different geographical regions, the extent of movement of human decomposition products from a cadaver into various sedimentary environments, in different climates, has not been able to be studied in detail. In our study, a human cadaver was placed on the surface of a designated plot at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), the only human decomposition facility in Australia, where the natural process of decomposition was allowed to progress over 14days in the Australian summer...
February 6, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454539/quantification-of-the-risk-of-urinary-calcium-stone-formation-in-the-urine-collected-at-2-times-of-the-day-in-a-group-of-children-studied-to-rule-out-prelithiasis
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Víctor M García Nieto, Xochitl Illian Pérez Bastida, María Salvador Cañibano, Victoria E García Rodríguez, Margarita Monge Zamorano, María Isabel Luis Yanes
BACKGROUND: Various genetic and environmental factors are involved in urolithiasis. The 2 most common metabolic abnormalities are the increase in urinary calcium and low urinary citrate excretion. The ratio calculated between the concentrations of both substances is a good risk marker for the formation of calcium stones. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the risk of urinary calcium stone formation changes throughout the day in the same patient. METHODS: We studied 56 children (23V, 33M) to check if they had prelithiasis...
February 14, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454001/brain-bioenergetics-in-rats-with-acute-hyperphenylalaninemia
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Nádia Weber Dimer, Bruna Klippel Ferreira, Jotele Fontana Agostini, Maria Luiza Gomes, Luiza Wilges Kist, Fernanda Malgarin, Milena Carvalho-Silva, Lara Mezari Gomes, Joyce Rebelo, Marisa Jádna Silva Frederico, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Eduardo Pacheco Rico, Mauricio Reis Bogo, Emilio Luiz Streck, Gustavo Costa Ferreira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a disorder of phenylalanine (Phe) metabolism caused by deficient phenylalanine hydroxylase activity. The deficiency results in increased levels of Phe and its metabolites in fluids and tissues of patients. PKU patients present neurological signals and symptoms including hypomyelination and intellectual deficit. This study assessed brain bioenergetics at 1 h after acute Phe administration to induce hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) in rats. Wistar rats were randomized in two groups: HPA animals received a single subcutaneous administration of Phe (5...
February 14, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453450/insights-into-the-inhibitory-mechanisms-of-nadh-on-the-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-heterodimer-of-human-nad-dependent-isocitrate-dehydrogenase
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Yabing Liu, Lejia Hu, Tengfei Ma, Jun Yang, Jianping Ding
Human NAD-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (NAD-IDH) catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate in the citric acid cycle. In the α 2 βγ heterotetramer of NAD-IDH, the γ subunit plays the regulatory role and the β subunit the structural role. Previous biochemical data have shown that mammalian NAD-IDHs can be inhibited by NADH; however, the molecular mechanism is unclear. In this work, we show that the αβ, αγ and α 2 βγ enzymes of human NAD-IDH can be inhibited by NADH, and further determine the crystal structure of the αγ heterodimer bound with an Mg 2+ and an NADH at the active site and an NADH at the allosteric site, which resembles that of the inactive α Mg γ heterodimer...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453176/toxicological-interactions-induced-by-chronic-exposure-to-gold-nanoparticles-and-microplastics-mixtures-in-daphnia-magna
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Alexandre Pacheco, Alexandra Martins, Lúcia Guilhermino
The effects of emerging environmental contaminants on human and environmental health is of high concern, especially those potentially induced by mixtures. The main goal of the present study was to assess the chronic effects of mixtures of citrate stabilized ≈5 nm gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and 1-5μm microplastics (MP) on Daphnia magna. A 21-day bioassay was carried out. The effect criteria were parental mortality, somatic growth and several reproductive parameters. AuNP induced parental mortality, reduced the total offspring and caused immobile juveniles and aborted eggs...
February 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453063/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-interactive-effects-between-the-carrier-solvent-methanol-and-a-pharmaceutical-mixture-in-an-amphibian-developmental-bioassay-with-limnodynastes-peronii
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Steven D Melvin, Oliver A H Jones, Anthony R Carroll, Frederic D L Leusch
Organic carrier solvents are used in aquatic toxicity testing to improve chemical solubility and facilitate the exploration of dose-response relationships. Both water- and solvent-control groups are normally included in these scenarios to ensure that the solvent itself has no effect on the test organism, but this fails to consider possible interactive effects between carrier solvents and contaminants of interest. We explored this topic by exposing Limnodynastes peronii tadpoles to a mixture of common water-soluble pharmaceuticals (diclofenac, metformin and valproic acid) in the presence and absence of the carrier solvent methanol, according to standard developmental bioassay methodology...
February 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452839/development-of-selective-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-r-3-3-methyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-yl-amino-pyrrolidin-1-yl-3-oxopropanenitrile-as-a-jak1-selective-inhibitor
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Chieyeon Chough, Misuk Joung, Sunmin Lee, Jaemin Lee, Jong Hoon Kim, B Moon Kim
A series of 3(R)-aminopyrrolidine derivatives were designed and synthesized for JAK1-selective inhibitors through the modification of tofacitinib's core structure, (3R,4R)-3-amino-4-methylpiperidine. From the new core structures, we selected (R)-N-methyl-N-(pyrrolidin-3-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-amine as a scaffold for further SAR studies. From biochemical enzyme assays and liver microsomal stability tests, (R)-3-(3-(methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino)pyrrolidin-1-yl)-3-oxopropanenitrile (6) was chosen for further in vivo test through oral administration...
February 3, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452623/currently-available-radiopharmaceuticals-for-imaging-infection-and-the-holy-grail
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REVIEW
Ebru Salmanoglu, Sung Kim, Mathew L Thakur
Infection is ubiquitous. However, its management is challenging for both the patients and the health-care providers. Scintigraphic imaging of infection dates back nearly half a century. The advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease at cellular and molecular levels have paved the way to the development of a large number of radiopharmaceuticals for scintigraphic imaging of infection. These include radiolabeling of blood elements such as serum proteins, white blood cells (WBCs), and cytokines, to name a few...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452618/radionuclide-imaging-of-infection-and-inflammation-in-children-a-review
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REVIEW
Marguerite T Parisi, Jeffrey P Otjen, A Luana Stanescu, Barry L Shulkin
With the exception of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, antibody fragments and radiolabeled peptides which have seen little application in the pediatric population, the nuclear medicine imaging procedures used in the evaluation of infection and inflammation are the same for both adults and children. These procedures include (1) either a two- or a three-phase bone scan using technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate; (2) Gallium 67-citrate; (3) in vitro radiolabeled white blood cell imaging (using 111 Indium-oxine or 99m Technetium hexamethyl-propylene-amine-oxime-labeled white blood cells); and (4) hybrid imaging with 18 F-FDG...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452617/imaging-of-spondylodiscitis
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REVIEW
Meera Raghavan, Elena Lazzeri, Christopher J Palestro
Spondylodiscitis is an infection of the vertebral body or disc and may also involve the epidural space, posterior elements, and paraspinal soft tissues. It is a cause of morbidity and mortality, and warrants early diagnosis and prompt treatment. Diagnosis can be difficult because of nonspecific signs and symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging is sensitive and specific and is the imaging modality of choice for spondylodiscitis. Gadolinium contrast can show the extent of soft tissue and bone phlegmon and abscess...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451296/investigation-of-the-urinary-metabolic-variations-and-the-application-in-bladder-cancer-biomarker-discovery
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Xiaoyan Liu, Xiangming Cheng, Xiang Liu, Lu He, Wenli Zhang, Yajie Wang, Wei Sun, Zhigang Ji
Urine metabolomics have been used to identify biomarkers for clinical diseases. However, inter-individual variations and effect factors need to be further evaluated. In the present study, we explored the urine metabolome in a cohort of 203 health adults, 6 patients with benign bladder lesions, and 53 patients with bladder cancer (BCa) using liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry. Inter-individual analysis of both healthy controls and bladder cancer patients showed that the urine metabolome was relatively stable...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450430/facile-synthesis-of-a-cationic-doped-ca-24-al-28-o-64-4-4e-composite-via-a-rapid-citrate-sol-gel-method
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Karim Khan, Ayesha Khan Tareen, Sayed Elshahat, Ashish Yadav, Usman Khan, Minghui Yang, Luigi Bibbò, Zhengbiao Ouyang
One of the greatest challenges in the enhancement of the electrical properties of conductive mayenite [Ca 24 Al 28 O 64 ] 4+ (4e - ) (hereinafter C12A7:e - ) is the design of a more suitable/simple synthesis strategy that can be employed to obtain the required properties such as excellent stable electrical conductivity, a high electron concentration, outstanding mobility, and an exceptionally large surface area. Therefore, to synthesize C12A7:e - in the metallic state, we proposed a facile, direct synthesis strategy based on an optimized sol-gel combustion method under a nitrogen gas environment using the low-cost precursors Ca(NO 3 ) 2 ·4H 2 O and Al(NO 3 ) 3 ·9H 2 O...
February 16, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449592/first-evidence-for-a-multienzyme-complex-of-lipid-biosynthesis-pathway-enzymes-in-cunninghamella-bainieri
#20
Shuwahida Shuib, Izyanti Ibrahim, Mukram Mohamed Mackeen, Colin Ratledge, Aidil Abdul Hamid
Malic enzyme (ME) plays a vital role in determining the extent of lipid accumulation in oleaginous fungi being the major provider of NADPH for the activity of fatty acid synthase (FAS). We report here the first direct evidence of the existence of a lipogenic multienzyme complex (the lipid metabolon) involving ME, FAS, ATP: citrate lyase (ACL), acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), pyruvate carboxylase (PC) and malate dehydrogenase (MDH) in Cunninghamella bainieri 2A1. Cell-free extracts prepared from cells taken in both growth and lipid accumulation phases were prepared by protoplasting and subjected to Blue Native (BN)-PAGE coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
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