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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633848/novel-synthesis-of-nanocomposite-for-the-extraction-of-sildenafil-citrate-viagra-from-water-and-urine-samples-process-screening-and-optimization
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Arash Asfaram, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Mihir Kumar Purkait
A sensitive analytical method is investigated to concentrate and determine trace level of Sildenafil Citrate (SLC) present in water and urine samples. The method is based on a sample treatment using dispersive solid-phase micro-extraction (DSPME) with laboratory-made Mn@ CuS/ZnS nanocomposite loaded on activated carbon (Mn@ CuS/ZnS-NCs-AC) as a sorbent for the target analyte. The efficiency was enhanced by ultrasound-assisted (UA) with dispersive nanocomposite solid-phase micro-extraction (UA-DNSPME). Four significant variables affecting SLC recovery like; pH, eluent volume, sonication time and adsorbent mass were selected by the Plackett-Burman design (PBD) experiments...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633340/citrus-citnac62-cooperates-with-citwrky1-to-participate-in-citric-acid-degradation-via-up-regulation-of-citaco3
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Shao-Jia Li, Xue-Ren Yin, Wen-Li Wang, Xiao-Fen Liu, Bo Zhang, Kun-Song Chen
Citric acid is the predominant organic acid of citrus fruit. Degradation of citric acid occurs during fruit development, influencing fruit acidity. Associations of CitAco3 transcripts and citric acid degradation have been reported for citrus fruit. Here, transient overexpression of CitAco3 significantly reduced the citric acid content of citrus leaves and fruits. Using dual luciferase assays, it was shown that CitNAC62 and CitWRKY1 could transactivate the promoter of CitAco3. Subcellular localization results showed that CitWRKY1 was located in the nucleus and CitNAC62 was not...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632688/high-quality-3-dimensional-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-prostate-without-endorectal-receive-coil-using-a-semi-laser-sequence
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Nassim Tayari, Isabell K Steinseifer, Kirsten M Selnæs, Tone F Bathen, Marnix C Maas, Arend Heerschap
OBJECTIVES: Inclusion of 3-dimensional H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (3D-H-MRSI) in routine multiparametric MRI of the prostate requires good quality spectra and easy interpretable metabolite maps of the whole organ obtained without endorectal coil in clinically feasible acquisition times. We evaluated if a semi-LASER pulse sequence with gradient offset independent adiabaticity refocusing pulses (GOIA-sLASER) for volume selection can meet these requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with suspicion of prostate cancer and 1 patient known to have prostate cancer were examined at 3 T with a multichannel body-receive coil...
June 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632119/alkaliphilus-namsaraevii-sp-nov-an-alkaliphilic-iron-and-sulfur-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-steppe-soda-lake
#4
Anastasiya Zakharyuk, Lyudmila Kozyreva, Elena Ariskina, Olga Troshina, Dmitry Kopitsyn, Viktoria Shcherbakova
A novel alkaliphilic spore-forming bacterium was isolated from the benthic sediments of the highly mineralized steppe Lake Khilganta (Transbaikal Region, Russia). Cells of the strain, designated Х-07-2T, were straight to slightly curved rods, Gram-stain-positive and motile. Strain Х-07-2T grew in the pH range from 7.0 to 10.7 (optimum pH 9.6-10.3). Growth was observed at 25-47 °C (optimum 30 °C) and at an NaCl concentration from 5 to 150 g l-1 with an optimum at 40 g l-1. Strain Х-07-2T was a chemo-organoheterotroph able to reduce amorphous ferric hydroxide, Fe(III) citrate and elemental sulfur in the presence of yeast extract as the electron donor...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631902/-comparative-estimation-of-antilithogenic-activity-of-porcine-kidney-derived-biomedical-substance-and-sodium-citrate-in-experimental-urolithiasis
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G V Pavlyashik, A Yu Zharikov, V I Kiselev
AIM: to compare the anti-lithogenic activity of biomedical substance derived from freeze-dried porcine kidney and sodium citrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experiments were conducted on Wistar rats divided into three groups of 15 animals each: control group (disease control), comparison group (sodium citrate treatment) and experimental group (treatment with biomedical substance from porcine kidneys). Experimental urolithiasis was modeled using the ethylene glycol model...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630648/comparative-metabolic-profiling-of-the-lipid-producing-green-microalga-chlorella-reveals-that-nitrogen-and-carbon-metabolic-pathways-contribute-to-lipid-metabolism
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Hui Chen, Yanli Zheng, Jiao Zhan, Chenliu He, Qiang Wang
Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuel production. Microalgal metabolic pathways are heavily influenced by environmental factors. For instance, lipid metabolism can be induced by nitrogen-limiting conditions. However, the underlying mechanisms of lipid biosynthesis are unclear. In this study, we analyzed the global metabolic profiles of three genetically closely related Chlorella strains (C1, C2, and C3) with significant differences in lipid productivity to identify the contributions of key metabolic pathways to lipid metabolism...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630586/surveillance-efforts-after-mass-drug-administration-to-validate-elimination-of-lymphatic-filariasis-as-a-public-health-problem-in-vanuatu
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Fasihah Taleo, George Taleo, Patricia M Graves, Peter Wood, Sung Hye Kim, Masayo Ozaki, Hayley Joseph, Brian Chu, Alex Pavluck, Aya Yajima, Wayne Melrose, Kazuyo Ichimori, Corinne Capuano
BACKGROUND: Vanuatu was formerly highly endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. After a baseline survey showing 4.8% antigen prevalence in 1998, the country conducted nationwide (in one implementation unit) annual mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole and diethylcarbamazine citrate from 2000 to 2004 and achieved prevalence of 0.2% by 2006 in a representative nationwide cluster survey among all age groups...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630466/comparative-effectiveness-of-9-ovulation-induction-therapies-in-patients-with-clomiphene-citrate-resistant-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis
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Yiping Yu, Lanlan Fang, Ruizhe Zhang, Jingyan He, Yujing Xiong, Xiaoyi Guo, Qingyun Du, Yan Huang, Yingpu Sun
The comparative efficacies of ovulation-induction treatments in patients with clomiphene citrate-resistant (CCR) polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are not well known. Therefore, we conducted a network meta-analysis to rank the reproductive efficacies of these treatments. We ultimately included 26 randomized clinical trials with 2722 participants and 9 types of therapies: clomiphene citrate (CC), metformin, letrozole, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), unilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (ULOD), bilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (BLOD), the combination of metformin with letrozole (metformin+letrozole), and the combination of metformin with CC (metformin+CC)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#9
Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629087/a-novel-candidate-for-wound-dressing-transparent-porous-maghemite-cellulose-nanocomposite-membranes-with-controlled-release-of-doxorubicin-from-a-simple-approach
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Hao Zhang, Xiaogang Luo, Hu Tang, Mingming Zheng, Fenghong Huang
The aim of this study is to develop transparent maghemite/cellulose nanocomposite membranes with high porosity, high adsorption capacity and controlled release of doxorubicin to be used as a candidate for wound dressing. The membranes were fabricated by a tape casting method through blending a homogeneous dispersion of citrate coated maghemite nanoparticles and cellulose in the NaOH/urea aqueous solution system. The prepared membranes were characterized by Light transmittance measurements, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray Diffractometry (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Tensile tests and Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629076/effect-of-acute-and-long-term-administration-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-biochemical-parameters-in-rat-brain
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Gabriela K Ferreira, Eria Cardoso, Francieli Silva Vuolo, Letícia Selinger Galant, Monique Michels, Cinara L Gonçalves, Gislaine Tezza Rezin, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Roberto Benavides, Gabriel Alonso-Núñez, Vanessa Moraes Andrade, Emilio L Streck, Marcos Marques da Silva Paula
The present study investigated stress oxidative parameters and activities of enzymes of the energy metabolism in various brain structures. Rats were subjected to acute and long-term administration of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with mean diameters of 10nm and 30nm. Adult (60days old) male Wistar rats received a single intraperitoneal injection (acute administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) or repeated injections once daily for 28days (long-term administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) of saline solution or GNPs (10nm or 30nm). Twenty-four hours after administration of the final dose, the animals were killed and the cerebral structures were isolated for enzyme analysis...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628328/ph-switchable-interaction-of-a-carboxybetaine-ester-based-sam-with-dna-and-gold-nanoparticles
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Jaroslav Filip, Anton Popelka, Tomas Bertok, Alena Holazova, Josef Osicka, Jozef Kollar, Marketa Ilcikova, Jan Tkac, Peter Kasak
We describe a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold surface with carboxybetaine ester functionality to control the interaction between DNA and gold nanoparticles via pH. The negatively charged phosphate backbone of DNA interacts with and adsorbs to the positively charged carboxybetaine esters on the SAM. DNA release can be achieved by the hydrolysis of carboxybetaine ester (CBE) to a zwitterionic carboxybetaine state. Furthermore, the adsorption of negatively charged citrate-capped gold nanoparticles to a SAM-modified plain gold surface can be controlled by pH...
June 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627267/%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-based-ternary-complexes-of-haloperidol-and-organic-acids-the-effect-of-organic-acids-on-the-drug-solubility-enhancement
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Prisada Rakkaew, Jiraphong Suksiriworapong, Doungdaw Chantasart
Haloperidol (HALO) is a weak base with very low aqueous solubility that is used as an antipsychotic drug. This study aimed to improve its solubility by forming HALO/β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) based ternary complexes with organic acids. The solubility of HALO/β-CD binary and HALO/β-CD/organic acid ternary complexes in different media (i.e., citrate buffer pH 3 and 6) was explored. The stoichiometric ratio between the drug and β-CD was 1:1 in all complexes formed. The solubility of HALO/β-CD binary complexes significantly increased in citrate buffer pH 3 compared to citrate buffer pH 6...
June 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626370/donor-safety-in-haemapheresis-development-of-an-internet-based-registry-for-comprehensive-assessment-of-adverse-events-from-healthy-donors
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Hans-Gert Heuft, Eike Fischer, Tina Weingand, Thomas Burkhardt, Gerda Leitner, Hagen Baume, Jörg-Peter Schmidt, Andreas Buser, Gabriele Fauchald, Ute Reinicke Voigt, Behrouz Mansouri-Taleghani
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is an extensive but highly inconsistent body of literature regarding donor adverse events (AEs) in haemapheresis. As the reports diverge with respect to types and grading of AEs, apheresis procedures and machines, the range of haemapheresis-related AEs varies widely from about 0.03% to 6.6%. METHODS: The German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology (DGTI) formed a 'Haemapheresis Vigilance Working Party' (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hämapheresevigilanz; AGHV) to create an on-line registry for comprehensive and comparable AE assessment with all available apheresis devices in all types of preparative haemapheresis: plasmapheresis (PLS), plateletpheresis (PLT), red blood cell apheresis, all kind of leukaphereses (autologous/allogeneic blood stem cell apheresis, granulocyte apheresis, lymphocyte/monocyte apheresis) and all possible types of multi-component apheresis...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624490/bioenergetics-dysfunction-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-lipid-peroxidation-induced-by-hydrogen-sulfide-as-relevant-pathomechanisms-underlying-the-neurological-dysfunction-characteristic-of-ethylmalonic-encephalopathy
#15
Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Julia Tauana Pletsch, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Nícolas Manzke Glanzel, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Hydrogen sulfide (sulfide) accumulates at high levels in the brains of patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE). In the present study, we evaluated whether sulfide could disturb energy and redox homeostasis, and induce mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in rat brain aiming to better clarify the neuropathophysiology of EE. Sulfide decreased the activities of citrate synthase and aconitase in rat cerebral cortex mitochondria, and of creatine kinase (CK) in rat cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus supernatants...
June 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624318/differential-urinary-metabolites-related-with-the-severity-of-major-depressive-disorder
#16
Jian-Jun Chen, Chan-Juan Zhou, Peng Zheng, Ke Cheng, Hai-Yang Wang, Juan Li, Li Zeng, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common mental disorder that affects a person's general health. However, there is still no objective laboratory test for diagnosing MDD. Here, an integrated analysis of data from our previous studies was performed to identify the differential metabolites in the urine of moderate and severe MDD patients. A dual platform approach (NMR spectroscopy and GC-MS) was used. Consequently, 14 and 22 differential metabolites responsible for separating moderate and severe MDD patients, respectively, from their respective healthy controls (HCs) were identified...
June 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623638/urokinase-containing-locking-solution-in-the-prevention-of-dialysis-catheter-dysfunction-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florence Bonkain, Freya Van Hulle, Peter Janssens, Concetta Catalano, Mandelina Allamani, Jean-Claude Stolear, Dominique Vandervelde, Mark Libertalis, Serge Treille, Marie M Couttenye, Annemie Dhondt, Wim Van Biesen, Jean François Fils, Christian Tielemans, Karl M Wissing
INTRODUCTION: The prophylactic use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator once weekly reduces the incidence rate of tunneled cuffed catheter (TCC) malfunction and bacteremia as compared to the exclusive use of heparin as locking solution. Restricting the use of prophylactic thrombolytic agents to patients with a history of thrombotic TCC malfunction could be more cost effective. We conduct a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial and test the hypothesis that weekly use of urokinase lock will reduce the incidence of thrombotic malfunction by 50% in prevalent hemodialysis patients with a history of thrombotic malfunction...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623397/different-effects-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-gla-supplementation-on-plasma-and-red-blood-cell-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-and-calcium-oxalate-kidney-stone-risk-factors-in-healthy-subjects-from-two-race-groups-with-different-risk-profiles-pose-questions-about
#18
Allen L Rodgers, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Paul J van Jaarsveld
Fatty acid (FA) composition of phospholipids in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) can influence calciuria, oxaluria and renal stone formation. In this regard, the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) and its precursor linoleic acid (LA) appears to be important. Administration of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase the concentration of dihomo-gamma linoleic acid (DGLA) relative to AA indicating that it may attenuate biosynthesis of the latter. Such effects have not been investigated in race groups having difference stone occurrence rates...
June 16, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620442/efficacy-of-nanoceria-for-periodontal-tissues-alteration-in-glutamate-induced-obese-rats-multidisciplinary-considerations-for-personalized-dentistry-and-prevention
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Tetyana V Beregova, Karine S Neporada, Maksym Skrypnyk, Tetyana M Falalyeyeva, Nadiya M Zholobak, Oleksandr B Shcherbakov, Mykola Ya Spivak, Rostyslav V Bubnov
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, we face the global epidemic of obesity, that is known to contribute to the development of many diseases, such as the oral cavity pathologies. Dental and oral pathologies are frequently caused by and overlapped with systemic multifactorial diseases such as obesity being its early indicators and risk factors. The aim was to study the influence of nanoceria on periodontal tissues alteration in glutamate (MSG)-induced obese rats. METHODS: We included 52 Wistar rats of both genders and divided into four groups: newborn rats in group 1 (control) received subcutaneously 8 μl/g saline...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619721/hagfish-slime-exudate-stabilization-and-its-effect-on-slime-formation-and-functionality
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L J Böni, R Zurflüh, M Widmer, P Fischer, E J Windhab, P A Rühs, S Kuster
Hagfish produce record breaking amounts of slime when under attack, making it the most dilute hydrogel known to date and a highly interesting material for biomaterial research. The slime forms from a glandular secrete called exudate, which deploys upon contact with seawater. To study the slime formation ex vivo and to characterize its material properties, stabilization of the sensitive slime exudate is crucial. In this study we compared the two main stabilization methods, high osmolarity citrate/PIPES (CP) buffer and immersion in oil and tested the influence of time, temperature, and pH on the stability of the exudate and functionality of the slime...
June 15, 2017: Biology Open
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