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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802217/comparatively-evaluating-the-pharmacokinetic-of-fifteen-constituents-in-normal-and-blood-deficiency-rats-after-oral-administration-of-xin-sheng-hua-granule-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Han-Qing Pang, Yu-Ping Tang, Yu-Jie Cao, Ya-Jie Tan, Yi Jin, Xu-Qin Shi, Sheng-Liang Huang, Da-Zheng Sun, Jin Sun, Zhi-Shu Tang, Jin-Ao Duan
Xin-Sheng-Hua Granule (XSHG), a famous traditional Chinese medicine prescription, are clinically applied for the treatment of postpartum disease through nourishing blood and promoting blood circulation. In this investigation, a multi-constituents (trigonelline, stachydrine hydrochloride, hydroxysafflor yellow A, chlorogenic acid, amygdalin, leonurine, liquiritin, ferulic acid, senkyunolide I, senkyunolide H, glycyrrhizic acid, senkyunolide A, ligustilide, butylidenephthalide and glycyrrhetinic acid) pharmacokinetic study of XSHG was conducted for the first time...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795711/rational-design-of-thermo-responsive-adsorbents-demand-oriented-active-sites-for-the-adsorption-of-dyes
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Yao Jiang, Shu-Feng Shan, Wei Liu, Jing Zhu, Qiu-Xia He, Peng Tan, Lei Cheng, Xiao-Qin Liu, Lin-Bing Sun
A smart adsorbent RA@MS is fabricated by incorporating a di-block copolymer through the combination of the thermo-responsive block poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (R) and the active block poly{N-[3-(dimethylamino) propyl]methacrylamide} (A, tertiary amines as basic sites) into mesoporous silica. The di-block copolymer RA preserves the thermo-responsive nature, which makes the active sites reversibly exposed/blocked in light of temperature variation. The obtained adsorbent possessing thermo-responsive properties can thus realize both selective adsorption and efficient regeneration for temperature-swing adsorption (TSA) of dyes...
August 10, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789962/expression-and-characterization-of-an-enhanced-recombinant-heparinase-i-with-chitin-binding-domain
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Shuqin Xu, Meiling Qiu, Xuanyue Zhang, Jinghua Chen
Heparinase I (Hep I) can efficiently depolymerize heparin and heparin sulfate to oligosaccharides or unsaturated disaccharides, which resulted in loss of physiological function such as blood coagulation. In order to realize the immobilization of Hep I on chitin carriers, we cloned Hep I with the chitin binding domain (ChBD) as a chitin-affinity tag, and the Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifier (SUMO) linker as a solvation enhancer in different fusion sequence. DNA and protein gels suggested that 4 kinds of recombinants were successfully constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli (E...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774036/end-functionalized-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-with-d-glucosamine-through-different-initiator-from-c-1-and-c-2-positions-via-atom-transfer-radical-polymerization
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Guihua Cui, Zhengguo Gao, Nannan Qiu, Toshifumi Satoh, Toyoji Kakuchi, Qian Duan
Regioselective modification of d-glucosamine (2-amino-2-deoxy-d-glucopyranose, GA) through C-1 and C-2 positions to synthesized thermo-responsive D-Glucosamine-poly(N-iso-propylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was investigated for the first time. Two different schemes of the synthesis for GA derivatives (GA-PNIPAM (i) and (ii)) with well-defined structures using 3,4,6-tri-o-acetyl-2-deoxy-2-phthalimido-β-d-glucopyranose and 1,3,4,6-tetra-o-acetyl-2-amino-2-deoxy-β-d-glucopyranose intermediates were examined...
November 10, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773978/roles-of-bulk-and-surface-chemistry-in-the-oxygen-exchange-kinetics-and-related-properties-of-mixed-conducting-perovskite-oxide-electrodes
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REVIEW
Nicola H Perry, Tatsumi Ishihara
Mixed conducting perovskite oxides and related structures serving as electrodes for electrochemical oxygen incorporation and evolution in solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells, respectively, play a significant role in determining the cell efficiency and lifetime. Desired improvements in catalytic activity for rapid surface oxygen exchange, fast bulk transport (electronic and ionic), and thermo-chemo-mechanical stability of oxygen electrodes will require increased understanding of the impact of both bulk and surface chemistry on these properties...
October 21, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768184/cross-linked-enzyme-aggregates-cleas-and-magnetic-nanocomposite-grafted-cleas-of-gh26-endo-%C3%AE-1-4-mannanase-improved-activity-stability-and-reusability
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Deepesh Panwar, Gaurav S Kaira, Mukesh Kapoor
A comparative study on immobilization of recombinant endo-β-1,4-mannanase (ManB-1601), using cross-linked aggregated form (MB-C) and novel chitosan magnetic nanocomposites of MB-C (MB-Mag-C) was carried out. FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy were used to confirm the surface modifications while, scanning electron and atomic force microscopy were performed to demonstrate the surface topology and magnetic nature of MB-C and MB-Mag-C. Among MB-C and MB-Mag-C, the former showed better activity and stability in broad range of pH, thermo-stability and kinetic parameters while, the latter showed higher temperature optima and solvent stability...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755779/thermo-and-soluto-capillarity-passive-and-active-drops
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REVIEW
Yuri S Ryazantsev, Manuel G Velarde, Ramón G Rubio, Eduardo Guzmán, Francisco Ortega, Pilar López
A survey is provided of a variety of problems where a passive or an active drop experiences directed motion consequence of the action of an external or internal agent or a combination of both. An active drop is capable of reacting by engendering autonomous, self-propelled motion in favor or against the agent. The phenomena involved offer diverse complexity but one way or another the drop motion finally rests on thermo- or soluto-capillarity hence on interfacial tension gradients. Accordingly, here a minimal mathematical framework underlying such drop motions is provided when direct external temperature or solute gradients, illumination, internal heat generation or surface chemical reaction are incorporated into the physico-chemical-hydrodynamics...
July 20, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754626/in-sights-into-the-effect-of-heavy-metal-stress-on-the-endogenous-mustard-cystatin
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Shumaila Khan, Nafees A Khan, Bilqees Bano
Phytocystatins have been ascribed several protective roles against abiotic and biotic stress conditions. It was, therefore, thought worthwhile to document the effect of heavy metal stress on the endogenous plant cystatin. The mustard cystatin, purified from Brassica juncea (B.juncea) seeds retained its functional property of cysteine proteinase inhibition, despite exposure to high concentrations of metal ions, Cd(2+) and Ni(2+). An increase in inhibitory activity, ∼26% for Ni(2+) and ∼16% for Cd(2+) was observed, suggesting changes in protein conformation upon metal ion interaction...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736694/biochemical-properties-of-a-new-thermo-and-solvent-stable-xylanase-recovered-using-three-phase-partitioning-from-the-extract-of-bacillus-oceanisediminis-strain-sj3
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Nawel Boucherba, Mohammed Gagaoua, Amel Bouanane-Darenfed, Cilia Bouiche, Khelifa Bouacem, Mohamed Yacine Kerbous, Yacine Maafa, Said Benallaoua
The present study investigates the production and partial biochemical characterization of an extracellular thermostable xylanase from the Bacillus oceanisediminis strain SJ3 newly recovered from Algerian soil using three phase partitioning (TPP). The maximum xylanase activity recorded after 2 days of incubation at 37 °C was 20.24 U/ml in the presence of oat spelt xylan. The results indicated that the enzyme recovered in the middle phase of TPP system using the optimum parameters were determined as 50% ammonium sulfate saturation with 1...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732925/analysis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-cell-viability-sublethal-injury-and-death-induced-by-synergistic-combination-of-ultrasound-and-mild-heat
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Jiao Li, Yuanjie Suo, Xinyu Liao, Juhee Ahn, Donghong Liu, Shiguo Chen, Xingqian Ye, Tian Ding
This study was designed to investigate the combined effects of ultrasound and mild heat on the viability of S. aureus in association with the cell membrane integrity and intracellular enzyme activity. Cells were treated by ultrasound under 55°C for 3, 5, 7, 10, and 15min. The dynamic changes of S. aureus cell viability, sublethal injury and death were evaluated using flow cytometric assay. Microscopies were applied to identify the morphological appearance, ultrastructure and topography of S. aureus. The results showed the membrane damage was synchronous with esterase inhibition during the exposure to sonication, leading to the immediate lethal effect...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729765/meta-analysis-study-to-evaluate-the-association-of-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism-with-risk-of-ischemic-stroke
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P A Abhinand, M Manikandan, R Mahalakshmi, P K Ragunath
Ischemic stroke is a condition characterized by reduced blood supply to part of the brain, initiating the ischemic cascade, leading to dysfunction of the brain tissue in that area. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability and is estimated to cause around 5.7 million deaths worldwide. Methyl tetra hydro-folate reductase (MTHFR) is a rate limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle which catalyzes the only biochemical reaction which produces 5, Methyl tetra hydro folate, the co-substrate for the re-methylation of homocystiene to produce methionine...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721737/a-new-water-soluble-nanomicelle-formed-through-self-assembly-of-pectin-curcumin-conjugates-preparation-characterization-and-anticancer-activity-evaluation
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Feng Bai, Jiajing Diao, Ying Wang, Shixin Sun, Hongmei Zhang, Yunyun Liu, Yanqing Wang, Jian Cao
Curcumin is a dominating active component of Curcuma longa and has been studied widely because of its prominent biological activities. The extremely low aqueous solubility, stability, and bioavailability of curcumin limit its application in the field of medicine. In this study, we developed pectin-curcumin (PEC-CCM) conjugates that could self-assemble water-soluble nanomicelles in aqueous solution. The structure of PEC-CCM conjugates was characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectra, fluorescence spectra, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698076/synthesis-and-characterization-of-chitosan-pvp-nanocellulose-composites-for-in-vitro-wound-dressing-application
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R Poonguzhali, S Khaleel Basha, V Sugantha Kumari
Biocompatible Chitosan/Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone)/Nanocellulose (CPN) composites were successfully prepared by solution casting method. The prepared bionanocomposites were characterized by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) spectra. TEM images revealed the average particle size of the nanocellulose is 6.1nm. Thermogravimetric analysis indicated that the thermal stability of the composites was decreased with increasing concentration of nanocellulose...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693035/k2p2-1-trek-1-activator-complexes-reveal-a-cryptic-selectivity-filter-binding-site
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Marco Lolicato, Cristina Arrigoni, Takahiro Mori, Yoko Sekioka, Clifford Bryant, Kimberly A Clark, Daniel L Minor
Polymodal thermo- and mechanosensitive two-pore domain potassium (K2P) channels of the TREK subfamily generate 'leak' currents that regulate neuronal excitability, respond to lipids, temperature and mechanical stretch, and influence pain, temperature perception and anaesthetic responses. These dimeric voltage-gated ion channel (VGIC) superfamily members have a unique topology comprising two pore-forming regions per subunit. In contrast to other potassium channels, K2P channels use a selectivity filter 'C-type' gate as the principal gating site...
July 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677589/regeneration-of-periapical-lesions-post-endodontic-treatment-and-periapical-surgeries-in-experimental-animals-utilizing-thermo-responsive-nano-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-chitosan-hydrogel-a-proof-of-concept
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Wafa I Abdel-Fattah, Salma Hassan El Ashry, Ghareib W Ali, Mohamed Aiad Abdel Hamid, Amina Gamal El-Din, Bassma El-Ashry
Using phosphate nanoparticles/polymeric hydrogels presents an interesting approach, especially concerning the reduced particle migration and enhanced biocompatibility. The current work aims to achieve a proof of concept for the development of a thermo-sensitive nano β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP)/chitosan (Cs)/glycerophosphate (Gl)/glyoxal (Gly) hydrogel to be applied in periapical surgeries post endodontic treatment. Physicochemical characterization using x-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared, TEM and SEM was performed...
July 5, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672263/functionalizing-soy-protein-nano-aggregates-with-ph-shifting-and-mano-thermo-sonication
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Gulcin Yildiz, Juan Andrade, Nicki E Engeseth, Hao Feng
Plant protein-mediated nano-delivery systems have gained increasing attention in the food and pharmaceutical industries in recent years. Several physical and chemical methods for improving the functional properties of plant proteins with respect to the native forms have been proposed. This study presents a new approach, which combines pH-shifting and mano-thermo-sonication (MTS) to produce soy protein nano-aggregates with significantly improved functional properties. Soy-protein isolate (SPI) was treated with pH-shifting at pH 12 or in combination with MTS and high-pressure homogenization (HPH)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656459/involvement-of-thermosensitive-trp-channels-in-energy-metabolism
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REVIEW
Kunitoshi Uchida, Katsuya Dezaki, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Tatsuo Watanabe, Jun Yamazaki, Masayuki Saito, Toshihiko Yada, Makoto Tominaga, Yusaku Iwasaki
To date, 11 thermosensitive transient receptor potential (thermo-TRP) channels have been identified. Recent studies have characterized the mechanism of thermosensing by thermo-TRPs and the physiological role of thermo-TRPs in energy metabolism. In this review, we highlight the role of various thermo-TRPs in energy metabolism and hormone secretion. In the pancreas, TRPM2 and other TRPs regulate insulin secretion. TRPV2 expressed in brown adipocytes contributes to differentiation and/or thermogenesis. Sensory nerves that express TRPV1 promote increased energy expenditure by activating sympathetic nerves and adrenaline secretion...
September 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651974/variants-of-ppulcc-a-multi-dye-decolorizing-laccase-from-pleurotus-pulmonarius-expressed-in-pichia-pastoris
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Christoph J Behrens, Diana Linke, Aldrige B Allister, Katerina Zelena, Ralf G Berger
A laccase of the basidiomycete Pleurotus pulmonarius (PpuLcc) possessed strong decolorizing abilities towards artificial and natural dyes. The PpuLcc was purified from the culture supernatant via FPLC, and the corresponding gene cloned and expressed in Pichia pastoris GS115. To examine the impact of the C-terminal tail region and the signal peptide on the recombinant expression of PpuLcc, a non-modified version or different truncations (-2, -5, -13 AA) of the target protein were combined with different secretion signals...
September 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651356/heterologous-expression-in-pichia-pastoris-and-biochemical-characterization-of-the-unmodified-sulfatase-from-fusarium-proliferatum-le1
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Svetlana A Korban, Kirill S Bobrov, Maria A Maynskova, Stanislav N Naryzhny, Olga L Vlasova, Elena V Eneyskaya, Anna A Kulmisnkaya
Sulfatases are a family of enzymes (sulfuric ester hydrolases, EC 3.1.6.-) that catalyze the hydrolysis of a wide array of sulfate esters. To date, despite the discovery of many sulfatase genes and the accumulation of data on numerous sulfated molecules, the number of characterized enzymes that are key players in sulfur metabolism remains extremely limited. While mammalian sulfatases are well studied due to their involvement in a wide range of normal and pathological biological processes, lower eukaryotic sulfatases, especially fungal sulfatases, have not been thoroughly investigated at the biochemical and structural level...
June 23, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647221/effect-of-thermo-tolerant-actinomycetes-inoculation-on-cellulose-degradation-and-the-formation-of-humic-substances-during-composting
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Yi Zhao, Yue Zhao, Zhechao Zhang, Yuquan Wei, Huan Wang, Qian Lu, Yanjie Li, Zimin Wei
The inoculum containing four cellulolytic thermophilic actinomycetes was screened from compost samples, and was inoculated into co-composting during different inoculation phases. The effect of different inoculation phases on cellulose degradation, humic substances formation and the relationship between inoculation and physical-chemical parameters was determined. The results revealed that inoculation at different phases of composting improved cellulase activities, accelerated the degradation of cellulose, increased the content of humic substances and influenced the structure of actinomycetic community, but there were significant differences between different inoculation phases...
June 21, 2017: Waste Management
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