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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222100/development-of-topical-ophthalmic-in-situ-gel-forming-estradiol-delivery-system-intended-for-the-prevention-of-age-related-cataracts
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Udaya K Kotreka, Vicki L Davis, Moji C Adeyeye
The goal of this study was to develop and characterize an ion-activated in situ gel-forming estradiol (E2) solution eye drops intended for the prevention of age-related cataracts. Accordingly, in situ gelling eye drops were made using gellan gum as an ion-activated gel-forming polymer, polysorbate-80 as drug solubilizing agent, mannitol as tonicity agent, and combination of potassium sorbate and edetate disodium dihydrate (EDTA) as preservatives. The formulations were tested for the following characteristics: pH, clarity, osmolality, antimicrobial efficacy, rheological behavior, and in vitro drug release...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220977/evaluation-of-di-potassium-and-tri-potassium-edta-evacuated-tubes-for-routine-haematological-testing
#2
Rubaida Mehmood, Rabia Khushi Muhammed, Sajjid Hussain, Aniqa Sana
BACKGROUND: The influence of blood collection devices on laboratory tests is often overlooked. We have discussed here how blood collection materials and devices can alter haematological test results, with an emphasis on blood collection tube (BCT) additives. We have compared K2 & K3-EDTA vacuum tubes of same manufacturer IMPROVACUTER (®) for CBC analysis. METHODS: Blood was collected in both tubes simultaneously. Samples were analysed immediately after collection (<15 minutes) and after 4 hours by MEK-6318J/K Haematology Analyzer...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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/28218959/survival-and-periapical-health-after-root-canal-treatment-with-carrier-based-root-fillings-5-year-retrospective-assessment
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C Pirani, S Friedman, M R Gatto, F Iacono, V Tinarelli, M G Gandolfi, C Prati
AIM: This retrospective study explored survival and periapical healing outcomes in root filled teeth with Thermafil obturators. METHODOLOGY: Root canals of 213 teeth (94 subjects, mean age 48±13 years), instrumented with a step-down technique, irrigated with 5% NaOCl and 10% EDTA and filled with Thermafil and AH-Plus sealer, were involved in a Recall programme. Teeth were retrospectively reexamined after 5±1 years in a controlled environment. Clinical and radiographic data that were collected included: preoperative Periapical Index (PAI) score and signs/symptoms, treatment type, root filling length and presence/absence of voids, restoration type, follow-up PAI score and signs/symptoms...
February 20, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218514/electrolytes-as-cathode-interlayers-in-inverted-organic-solar-cells-influence-of-the-cations-on-bias-dependent-performance
#5
Yaru Li, Xiaohui Liu, Xiaodong Li, Wenjun Zhang, Feifei Xing, Junfeng Fang
The performance of organic solar cells (OSCs) with edetate electrolytes depends on external bias and ions are speculated to be responsible for this phenomenon. To clarify the detailed relationship between the ions of electrolytes and the bias-dependent behaviors of devices, this work introduces four edetate cathode interlayers (EDTA-X, X = nH(4-n)Na, n = 0, 1, 2 and 4) containing different kind and number of cations into inverted OSCs. The results show that the devices initial and saturated (after external bias treatment) power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) both decrease with the increase of the number of H+...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216890/evaluate-the-antigenotoxicity-and-anticancer-role-of-%C3%AE-sitosterol-by-determining-oxidative-dna-damage-and-the-expression-of-phosphorylated-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-c-fos-c-jun-and-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor
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Ramalingam Sharmila, Ganapathy Sindhu
BACKGROUND: Plant sterols are the major source of micronutrients and have not shown any obvious side effects in human. β-sitosterol is one of the most prevalent phytosterols which have been recorded in ancient medicinal history for its use in the treatment of many chronic diseases, especially cancer. The modulations of mitogen-activated protein kinases' (MAPKs') play a crucial role in the development of human renal cell carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the antigenotoxic and anticancer role of β-sitosterol against renal carcinogen...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216875/antidermatophytic-and-protease-inhibiting-activities-of-zerumbone-a-natural-sesquiterpene-from-the-rhizome-of-zingiber-zerumbet-l-roscoe-ex-j-e-smith
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Madhavankutty Jyothilakshmi, Mathew Jyothis, Gokulanathan Nair Hari Narayanan, Mukalel Sankunni Latha
CONTEXT: Due to increase in the number of patients with impaired immunity, incidence of dermatophytoses has increased considerably. Antidermatophytic agents with anti-inflammatory and protease-inhibiting activities will help in restricting inflammatory response associated with dermatophytoses. AIMS: The present study aims to evaluate antidermatophytic and protease-inhibiting activities of zerumbone. Cytotoxicity was tested using Chang liver cell line as a preliminary step in toxicity study...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215914/fecal-carriage-of-mdros-in-a-population-of-lebanese-elderly-dynamics-and-impact-on-bacterial-fitness
#8
Caren Challita, Elias Dahdouh, Michel Attieh, Iman Dandachi, Elio Ragheb, Roy Taoutel, Carl Tanba, Ziad Daoud
Muti-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are problematic all over the world, especially in Lebanon. High fecal carriage rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae were reported from Lebanese nursing homes. Some studies show that MDROs have a fitness cost as compared to sensitive isolates. In this study, the competitive growth of MDR Escherichia coli obtained from fecal samples from elderly is assessed. Fecal swabs from ten elderly patients from a Lebanese nursing home were obtained between June and December, 2015. Isolates were identified by API 20E and antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215692/developing-a-puncture-free-in-ovo-chicken-transfection-strategy-based-on-bypassing-albumen-nucleases
#9
Hamid-Reza Amini, Abbas Pakdel, Hossein Moradi Shahr-Babak, Shahin Eghbalsaied
Chicken is a dual-purpose animal important from both agricultural and medical aspects. Even though significant improvements have been made in chicken transgenesis technologies, chicken genome manipulation has not been widely used in developmental biology. This study was aimed to evaluate chicken egg white nuclease properties and thereof plausibility of devising an in vivo transfection technology without causing physical damage to the embryo. First, the nuclease activity of egg albumen was assessed. The egg white nucleases were strongly active in degrading DNA and RNA...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215084/effect-of-l-cysteine-and-transition-metal-ions-on-dimethyl-sulfide-oxidation
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Matthias Baldus, Rüdiger Klie, Xi De, Frank-Juergen Methner
During malt kilning, significant amounts of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) oxidize leading to the formation of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a precursor of DMS during fermentation. Yet, knowledge regarding reaction mechanisms of DMSO formation during malt production is limited. The role of thiols in sulfide oxidation is unclear as they possess sulfoxide reducing ability as well as pro- and antioxidative properties. This study investigated the effects of the thiol L-cysteine (Cys), molecular oxygen, transition metal ions and EDTA on DMS oxidation in aqueous model solutions...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214934/the-effect-of-low-molecular-weight-organic-acids-on-copper-toxicity-in-e-fetida-in-an-acute-exposure-system
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Chuifan Zhou, Meiying Huang, Jiaoda Yu, Ying Li, Aiqin Liu
In the present study, the effects of low-molecular-weight organic acids (OAs) on the toxicity of copper (Cu) to the earthworm Eisenia fetida (E. fetida) were investigated in a simulated soil solution. We exposed E. fetida to soil solution containing Cu and a variety of OAs (acetic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, and EDTA). We found that the addition of OAs reduced the toxicity of Cu to E. fetida, where the reduction was strongest in EDTA and weakest in acetic acid. These compounds decreased the mortality rate of E...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213973/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induces-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-via-noncanonical-signals-and-n-cadherin
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Maria Jose Dubon, Jinyeong Yu, Sanghyuk Choi, Ki-Sook Park
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) induces the migration and mobilization of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) to maintain bone homeostasis during bone remodeling and facilitate the repair of peripheral tissues. Although many studies have reported the mechanisms through which TGF-β mediates the migration of various types of cells, including cancer cells, the intrinsic cellular mechanisms underlying cellular migration and mobilization of BM-MSCs mediated by TGF-β are unclear. In this study, we showed that TGF-β activated noncanonical signaling molecules, such as Akt, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and p38, via TGF-β type I receptor in human BM-MSCs and murine BM-MSC-like ST2 cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212932/purification-and-characterisation-of-a-pronase-inducible-lectin-isolated-from-human-serum
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Beulaja Manikandan, Manikandan Ramar, Thiagarajan Raman, Mullainadhan Periasamy, Arumugam Munusamy
A new lectin was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity from pronase treated human serum by a single-step of affinity chromatography on concanavalin A-Sepharose 4B. The isolated lectin agglutinated five types of vertebrate RBC, with highest titer against hen RBC. This activity was independent of divalent cations, insensitive to EDTA and specific to mannosamine, glucosamine as well as galactosamine. This lectin gave a single symmetrical peak in its native form with a molecular mass estimate of 6kDa in FPLC analysis and 6...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211339/phytoextraction-of-contaminated-urban-soils-by-panicum-virgatum-l-enhanced-with-application-of-a-plant-growth-regulator-bap-and-citric-acid
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Matthew Aderholt, Dale L Vogelien, Marina Koether, Sigurdur Greipsson
Lead (Pb) contamination in soil represents a threat to human health. Phytoextraction has gained attention as a potential alternative to traditional remediation methods because of lower cost and minimal soil disruption. The North American native switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) was targeted due to its ability to produce high biomass and grow across a variety of ecozones. In this study switchgrass was chemically enhanced with applications of the soil-fungicide benomyl, chelates (EDTA and citric acid), and PGR to optimize phytoextraction of Pb and zinc (Zn) from contaminated urban soils in Atlanta, GA...
February 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210439/effect-of-endoactivator-and-er-cr-ysgg-laser-activation-of-qmix-as-final-endodontic-irrigant-on-sealer-penetration-a-confocal-microscopic-study
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Sarika Chaudhry, Sudha Yadav, Sangeeta Talwar, Mahesh Verma
BACKGROUND: Through chemomechanical debridement of the root canal is a primary requisite for successful endodontic therapy. Thus the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of using QmiX alone, QmiX with EndoActivator and QmiX with Er,Cr:YSGG laser for final irrigation on sealer penetration into the dentinal tubules. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 75 extracted human mandibular premolar teeth were treated with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) irrigation. The samples were divided into 5 groups according to the final irrigation solution used: (1) 17% EDTA and 2...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208858/approach-to-carbapenemase-detection-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-routine-diagnostic-laboratories
#16
Rangnekar Aseem, Shalini Shenoy, Suchitra Shenoy Mala, Shrikala Baliga, Agarwal Ashish
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to Carbapenems in Klebsiella may be due to Carbapenem hydrolysing enzymes. Accurate detection of carbapenemase must be done for patient treatment and epidemiological purposes. AIM: To detect carbapenemase production by performing Modified Hodge Test (MHT), Combined Disk Test (CDT) for Metallo-β-Lactamases (MBL) and PCR for blaKPC gene, to evaluate the performance of MHT using MacConkey Agar (MCA) and to access the value of MHT for carbapenemase detection...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205250/crystal-structure-of-dibenzothiophene-sulfone-monooxygenase-bdsa-from-bacillus-subtilis-wu-s2b
#17
Masahiko Okai, Woo Cheol Lee, Li-Jun Guan, Takashi Ohshiro, Yoshikazu Izumi, Masaru Tanokura
The dibenzothiophene (DBT) sulfone monooxygenase BdsA from Bacillus subtilis WU-S2B catalyzes the conversion of DBT sulfone to 2'-hydroxybiphenyl 2-sulfinate (HBPS). We report the crystal structures of BdsA at a resolution of 2.80 Å. BdsA exists as a homotetramer with a dimer-of-dimers configuration in the crystal, and the interaction between E288 and R296 in BdsA is important for tetramer formation. A structural comparison with homologous proteins shows that the orientation and location of the α9-α12 helices in BdsA are closer to those of the closed form than those of the open form in the EDTA monooxygenase EmoA...
February 16, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205080/assessment-of-cu-zn-edta-parenteral-toxicity-in-calves
#18
Luis Emilio Fazzio, Diana Esther Rosa, Sebastian Julio Picco, Guillermo Alberto Mattioli
Copper (Cu) parenteral administration is used in a beef cow-calf operations to prevent or correct Cu deficiency in bovines. At present, Zinc (Zn) salts have been incorporated to complement Cu antioxidant effect. A risk of hepatotoxicity generated by overdose is a negative consequence of injectable Cu application. Cu-Zn EDTA appears as an alternative; however, data about its toxicity is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess toxicity risk of different doses of Cu-Zn EDTA in calves. Thirty two Aberdeen Angus calves of 162 (±20) kg BW were assigned to 4 groups (n = 8), homogeneous in weight, sex, and age...
February 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198974/effect-of-two-desensitizing-agents-on-dentin-permeability-in-vitro
#19
Hiroshi Ishihata, Masafumi Kanehira, Werner J Finger, Hidekazu Takahashi, Makoto Tomita, Keiichi Sasaki
Objective: The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of two desensitizing agents and water on hydraulic conductance in human dentin. Material and Methods: GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel (GLU) contains glutaraldehyde (GA) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and Teethmate Desensitizer (TD) is a powder comprising tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP) and dicalcium phosphate anhydrous (DCPA) that is mixed with water. Deionized water was used as a negative control (CTR)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198898/the-synthesis-of-an-edta-like-chelating-peptidomimetic-building-block-suitable-for-solid-phase-peptide-synthesis
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Jan Spengler, Michael Barker, Constanze Schelhorn, Jesús García, Maria J Macias, Fernando Albericio
A novo trifunctional EDTA-like peptidomimetic amino acid is described. This unique building block, which is prepared in a straightforward manner from commercialized starting materials, contains three moieties: a hexadentate chelating unit similar to that present in EDTA, and amino and carboxylic groups, which facilitate its introduction into the backbone of peptides using conventional SPPS. As a proof of concept, this building block is introduced into a cyclic peptide inspired from the family of Gratisin analogues...
February 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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