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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226339/current-concepts-of-phenylpiperidine-derivatives-use-in-the-treatment-of-acute-and-chronic-pain
#1
Nidal Elbaridi, Alan D Kaye, Stephanie Choi, Richard D Urman
Phenylpiperidines are a chemical class of drugs with a phenyl moiety directly attached to piperidine. These agents have an important role in many aspects of medicine including anesthesia and pain medicine. After the development of meperidine, fentanyl, which is a second generation synthetic phenylpiperidine series opioid, was synthesized and introduced into clinical anesthesia practice as fentanyl citrate in 1968. Fentanyl-mediated or modulated responses involve action at the mu-opioid receptor as an agonist at the dorsal horn inhibiting ascending pain pathways in the rostral ventral medulla, increasing pain threshold, and producing both analgesic and sedative effects...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225103/beneficial-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-on-spermatogenesis-by-improving-antioxidant-activity-and-inhibiting-apoptosis-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-male-mice
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Guang-Jiang Shi, Jie Zheng, Jing Wu, Hai-Qi Qiao, Qing Chang, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
Spermatogenic dysfunction is one of the major secondary complications of diabetes. L. barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) has long been considered to possess anti-apoptotic activities and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and fertility-enhancing properties in traditional medical practices in China. The aim of the current study was to seek out scientific evidence to determine if LBP also contributes to the recovery from spermatogenic dysfunction in diabetic individuals. We investigated whether the oral administration of LBP in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type-1 diabetic male mice would reverse spermatogenic dysfunction and improve histological damage in testes...
February 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224766/thromboelastographic-evaluation-of-coagulation-in-patients-with-liver-disease
#3
Kyung Hwa Shin, In Suk Kim, Hyun Ji Lee, Hyung Hoi Kim, Chulhun L Chang, Young Mi Hong, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the parameters of thromboelastography (TEG) for evaluating coagulopathy and to reveal an association with disease severity and/or transfusion requirement in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) in a clinical laboratory setting. METHODS: We enrolled two groups of adult patients with cirrhotic (N=123) and non-cirrhotic liver disease (N=52), as well as 84 healthy controls. Reaction time (R), kinetic time (K), α-angle (α), maximal amplitude (MA), and coagulation index (CI) were measured with kaolin-activated citrated blood with the TEG 5000 system (Haemonetics Corporation, USA)...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223344/an-intestinal-farnesoid-x-receptor-ceramide-signaling-axis-modulates-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-in-mice
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Cen Xie, Changtao Jiang, Jingmin Shi, Xiaoxia Gao, Dongxue Sun, Lulu Sun, Ting Wang, Shogo Takahashi, Mallappa Anitha, Kristopher W Krausz, Andrew D Patterson, Frank J Gonzalez
Increasing evidence supports the view that intestinal farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is involved in glucose tolerance and that FXR signaling can be profoundly impacted by the gut microbiota. Selective manipulation of the gut microbiota-FXR signaling axis was reported to significantly impact glucose intolerance, but the precise molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an over-the-counter dietary supplement and an inhibitor of bacterial bile salt hydrolase, increased levels of intestinal tauro-β-muricholic acid, which selectively suppresses intestinal FXR signaling...
March 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223021/trehalose-improves-rabbit-sperm-quality-during-cryopreservation
#5
Zhendong Zhu, Xiaoteng Fan, Yang Pan, Yinghua Lu, Wenxian Zeng
High levels of reactive oxygen species are associated with spermatozoa cryopreservation, which bring damage to functional spermatozoa. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether and how the freezing extenders supplemented with trehalose was beneficial for the survival of rabbit spermatozoa. semen was diluted with Tris-citrate-glucose extender addition of different concentrations of trehalose. Addition of 100 mM trehaose significantly improved post-thaw rabbit sperm parameters, such as motility, intact acrosome, membrane integrity and mitochondrial membrane potential...
February 18, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221389/optical-electrical-and-magnetic-properties-of-lanthanum-strontium-manganite-la1-xsrxmno3-synthesized-through-the-citrate-combustion-method
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Ali Omar Turky, Mohamed Mohamed Rashad, Ali Mostafa Hassan, Elsayed M Elnaggar, Mikhael Bechelany
Generally, strontium-doped lanthanum manganites (LSM) are materials connected ordinarily as cathodes in the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). In this study, the structural, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of La1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.2, 0.5, 0.8) synthesized using an organic acid precursor strategy were investigated, based on using citric acid as a fuel. Evidently, the results disclosed that a pure single monoclinic LSM phase was obtained from the thermally treated precursors annealed at 1000 °C with an annealing time of 2 h...
February 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220896/mitochondrial-dysregulation-secondary-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-autosomal-dominant-tubulointerstitial-kidney-disease-umod-adtkd-umod
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Elisabeth Kemter, Thomas Fröhlich, Georg J Arnold, Eckhard Wolf, Rüdiger Wanke
'Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease - UMOD' (ADTKD-UMOD) is caused by impaired maturation and secretion of mutant uromodulin (UMOD) in thick ascending limb of Henle loop (TAL) cells, resulting in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolded protein response (UPR). To gain insight into pathophysiology, we analysed proteome profiles of TAL-enriched outer renal medulla samples from ADTKD-UMOD and control mice by quantitative LC-MS/MS. In total, 212 differentially abundant proteins were identified...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220601/multiple-sclerosis-and-nephrolithiasis-a-matched-case-comparative-study
#8
Vishnu Ganesan, Wen Min Chen, Rajat Jain, Shubha De, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: To compare stone composition and serum/urine biochemistries in stone formers with multiple sclerosis (MS) against stone formers without MS and to examine the association between mobility, methods of bladder emptying, and stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective case-control study, we identified patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and kidney stone disease who were seen at our institution between 2001 and 2016. For the first part of the study, up to 2 controls (stone formers without a history of MS) were identified for each case and matched on age, body mass index (BMI), and sex...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219840/effect-of-surface-functionalisation-on-the-interaction-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-with-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Ayse Beyza Aysan, Zdeněk Knejzlík, Pavel Ulbrich, Marek Šoltys, Aleš Zadražil, František Štěpánek
The combination of nanoparticles with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can have benefits such as easier sample handling or higher sensitivity, but also drawbacks such as loss of colloidal stability or inhibition of the PCR. The present work systematically investigates the interaction of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) with the PCR in terms of colloidal stability and potential PCR inhibition due to interaction between the PCR components and the nanoparticle surface. Several types of MIONs with and without surface functionalisation by sodium citrate, dextran and 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane (APTES) were prepared and characterised by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy...
February 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219702/genetic-alterations-in-krebs-cycle-and-its-impact-on-cancer-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Karishma Sajnani, Farhadul Islam, Robert Anthony Smith, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam
Cancer cells exhibit alterations in many cellular processes, including oxygen sensing and energy metabolism. Glycolysis in non-oxygen condition is the main energy production process in cancer rather than mitochondrial respiration as in benign cells. Genetic and epigenetic alterations of Krebs cycle enzymes favour the shift of cancer cells from oxidative phosphorylation to anaerobic glycolysis. Mutations in genes encoding aconitase, isocitrate dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase, fumarate hydratase, and citrate synthase are noted in many cancers...
February 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219397/immunohistochemistry-of-sarcolemmal-membrane-associated-proteins-in-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-skeletal-muscle-tissue-a-promising-tool-for-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-common-muscular-dystrophies
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Chinnawut Suriyonplengsaeng, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, Suda Sanpapant, Nattha Tubthong, Koset Pinpradap, Nippa Srinark, Jariya Waisayarat
BACKGROUND: The analysis of fresh frozen muscle specimens is standard following routine muscle biopsy, but this service is not widely available in countries with limited medical facilities, such as Thailand. Nevertheless, immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis is essential for the diagnosis of patients with a strong clinical suspicion of muscular dystrophy, in the absence of mutations detected by molecular genetics. As the successful labelling of sarcolemmal membrane-associated proteins in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) muscle sections using IHC staining has rarely been described, this study aimed to develop a reproducible IHC method for such an analysis...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219057/preventing-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-induced-hypophosphatemia-an-extended-clinical-experience-with-a-phosphate-containing-solution-in-the-setting-of-regional-citrate-anticoagulation
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Valentina Pistolesi, Laura Zeppilli, Francesca Polistena, Maria Itala Sacco, Alessandro Pierucci, Luigi Tritapepe, Giuseppe Regolisti, Enrico Fiaccadori, Santo Morabito
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a commercially available phosphate-containing solution for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in preventing CRRT-related hypophosphatemia. METHODS: In heart surgery patients undergoing continuous veno-venous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) with regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA), we combined an 18 mmol/l citrate solution with a phosphate-containing (1.2 mmol/l) dialysate/replacement fluid evaluating the incidence of hypophosphatemia and the need for parenteral phosphorus supplementation...
February 21, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218969/stability-of-the-stevia-derived-sweetener-rebaudioside-a-in-solution-as-affected-by-ultraviolet-light-exposure
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Jiewen Zhang, Leonard N Bell
Rebaudioside A is a natural noncaloric high-potency sweetener extracted from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana. With rebaudioside A use increasing in foods, understanding the factors affecting its stability is necessary. This project evaluated the degradation rate constants of rebaudioside A in water, 0.1 M phosphate buffer, and 0.1 M citrate buffer at pH 3 and 7 as a function of ultraviolet (UV) light intensity (365 nm, 0 μW/cm(2) for dark conditions, 27 μW/cm(2) for low intensity, and 190 μW/cm(2) for high intensity) at 32...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218351/the-role-of-ionized-calcium-and-magnesium-in-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-and-its-impact-on-inflammatory-parameters
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Karin Strobl, Stephan Harm, Viktoria Weber, Jens Hartmann
INTRODUCTION: Regional anticoagulation with citrate has been found to be superior to heparin in terms of biocompatibility, and numerous protocols for regional citrate anticoagulation have been published, while a consensus on the target concentration of ionized calcium (Ca2+) in the extracorporeal circuit has not been reached so far. METHODS: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the impact of different citrate concentrations on coagulation as well as on complement activation and cytokine secretion and to investigate the impact of ionized magnesium (Mg2+) on these parameters...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218303/a-combination-of-mutational-and-computational-scanning-guides-the-design-of-an-artificial-ligand-binding-controlled-lipase
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Marco Kaschner, Oliver Schillinger, Timo Fettweiss, Christina Nutschel, Frank Krause, Alexander Fulton, Birgit Strodel, Andreas Stadler, Karl-Erich Jaeger, Ulrich Krauss
Allostery, i.e. the control of enzyme activity by a small molecule at a location distant from the enzyme's active site, represents a mechanism essential for sustaining life. The rational design of allostery is a non-trivial task but can be achieved by fusion of a sensory domain, which responds to environmental stimuli with a change in its structure. Hereby, the site of domain fusion is difficult to predict. We here explore the possibility to rationally engineer allostery into the naturally not allosterically regulated Bacillus subtilis lipase A, by fusion of the citrate-binding sensor-domain of the CitA sensory-kinase of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217694/probiotics-for-prevention-of-urinary-stones
#16
John C Lieske
BACKGROUND: Urinary supersaturation is one key determinant of calcium oxalate (CaOx) urinary stone formation, and urinary excretions of oxalate and citrate are two key determinants. Each is influenced by gastrointestinal processes. METHODS: Open label and randomized placebo studies have examined the effect of oral probiotic preparations on urinary supersaturation and oxalate excretion. Cross sectional studies in humans have studied the association of Oxalobacter formigenes colonization status and urinary oxalate excretion and prevalence of urinary stones...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217360/crystal-structure-of-penta-sodium-hydrogen-dicitrate-from-synchrotron-x-ray-powder-diffraction-data-and-dft-comparison
#17
Alagappa Rammohan, James A Kaduk
The crystal structure of penta-sodium hydrogen dicitrate, Na5H(C6H5O7)2, has been solved and refined using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data, and optimized using density functional techniques. Each of the two independent citrate anions is joined into a dimer by very strong centrosymmetric O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, with O⋯O distances of 2.419 and 2.409 Å. Four octa-hedrally coordinated Na(+) ions share edges to form open layers parallel to the ab plane. A fifth Na(+) ion in trigonal-bipyramidal coordination shares faces with NaO6 octahedra on both sides of these layers...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217353/crystal-structure-of-trirubidium-citrate-from-laboratory-x-ray-powder-diffraction-data-and-dft-comparison
#18
Alagappa Rammohan, James A Kaduk
The crystal structure of trirubidium citrate, 3Rb(+)·C6H5O7(3-), has been solved and refined using laboratory X-ray powder diffraction data, and optimized using density functional techniques. The two independent Rb(+) cations are seven- and eight-coordinate, with bond-valence sums of 0.99 and 0.92 valence units. The coordination polyhedra share edges and corners to form a three-dimensional framework. The only hydrogen bond is an intra-molecular one between the hy-droxy group and the central carboxyl-ate, with graph set S(5)...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217349/crystal-structure-of-dicesium-hydrogen-citrate-from-laboratory-single-crystal-and-powder-x-ray-diffraction-data-and-dft-comparison
#19
Alagappa Rammohan, Amy A Sarjeant, James A Kaduk
The crystal structure of dicesium hydrogen citrate, 2Cs(+)·C6H6O7(2-), has been solved using laboratory X-ray single-crystal diffraction data, refined using laboratory powder X-ray data, and optimized using density functional techniques. The Cs(+) cation is nine-coordinate, with a bond-valence sum of 0.92 valence units. The CsO9 coordination polyhedra share edges and corners to form a three-dimensional framework. The citrate anion is located on a mirror plane. Its central hy-droxy/carboxyl-ate O-H⋯O hydrogen bond is short, and (unusually) inter-molecular...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217348/crystal-structure-of-trirubidium-citrate-monohydrate-from-laboratory-x-ray-powder-diffraction-data-and-dft-comparison
#20
Alagappa Rammohan, James A Kaduk
The crystal structure of the title compound, 3Rb(+)·C6H5O7(3-)·H2O, has been solved and refined using laboratory X-ray powder diffraction data, and optimized using density functional techniques. The hy-droxy group participates in an intra-molecular hydrogen bond to the deprotonated central carboxyl-ate group with graph-set motif S(5). The water mol-ecule acts as a hydrogen-bond donor to both terminal and central carboxyl-ate O atoms. The three independent rubidium cations are seven-, six- and six-coordinate, with bond-valence sums of 0...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
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