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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932083/room-temperature-ionic-liquids-based-salting-in-strategy-for-counter-current-chromatography-in-the-separation-of-arctiin
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Yanyan Wang, Lihong Zhang, Dingding Wang, Xiuyun Guo, Shihua Wu
Counter-current chromatography (CCC) is a solid support-free liquid-liquid partition chromatography and has wide applications. However, CCC separation is still a challenging process and the selection of appropriate solvent system for separation of target compound(s) is still relatively time-consuming. In this work, we introduced a room temperature ionic liquids-based salting-in strategy for the rapid selection of suitable solvent systems for CCC separation. In the randomly selected solvent systems, such as ethyl acetate-water, n-butanol-water, n-pentanol-water, n-hexanol-water, and n-octanol-water, several ionic liquids such as [AMIM]Cl, [MAMIM]Cl, and [BMIM]Cl can increase the solubility of the solutes in the lower phase, which made a dose-dependent decreasing of partition coefficient of solute in the two-phase solvent system...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931793/in-vitro-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-against-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-a-hollow-fibre-infection-model
#2
Rachel L Soon, Justin R Lenhard, Zackery P Bulman, Patricia N Holden, Pamela Kelchlin, Judith N Steenbergen, Lawrence V Friedrich, Alan Forrest, Brian T Tsuji
The proliferation of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens has been exacerbated by a lack of novel agents in current development by pharmaceutical companies. Ceftolozane/tazobactam was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections. In the present study, the activity of ceftolozane/tazobactam against four isogenic Escherichia coli strains was investigated in a hollow-fibre infection model simulating various clinical dosing regimens...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928571/diffusion-dynamics-of-latex-nanoparticles-coated-with-ssdna-across-a-single-nanopore
#3
Sébastien Balme, Mathilde Lepoitevin, Ludovic F Dumée, Mikhael Bechelany, Jean-Marc Janot
The fundamental understanding of the transport mechanisms of objects across a single nanopore is one key point to develop Coulter counters at the nanoscale for macromolecule or nanoparticle detection. In this area, nanoparticles have been less investigated than biomacromolecules such as DNA or proteins due to their self-aggregation in the presence of salts. In this work, the transport of modified latex nanoparticles across solid-state nanopores was investigated. To prevent their aggregation, their surface was modified with a low molecular weight single strand DNA coating...
December 8, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928004/the-effect-of-hiv-1-env-on-serinc5-antagonism
#4
Saina Beitari, Shilei Ding, Qinghua Pan, Andrés Finzi, Chen Liang
: SERINC5 is able to restrict HIV-1 infection by drastically impairing the infectivity of viral particles. Current studies have shown that HIV-1 Nef protein counters SERINC5 through down regulating SERINC5 from the cell surface and preventing virion incorporation of SERINC5. In addition, the Env proteins of some HIV-1 strains can also overcome SERINC5 inhibition. However, it is unclear how HIV-1 Env does so and why HIV-1 has two mechanisms to resist SERINC5 inhibition. Results of this study show that neither Env nor Nef prevents high-level ectopic SERINC5 from incorporation into HIV-1 particles, except that Env, but not Nef, is able to resist the inhibition of virion-associated SERINC5...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924355/avp-dynamically-increases-paracellular-na-permeability-and-transcellular-nacl-transport-in-the-medullary-thick-ascending-limb-of-henle-s-loop
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REVIEW
Nina Himmerkus, Allein Plain, Rita D Marques, Svenja R Sonntag, Alexander Paliege, Jens Leipziger, Markus Bleich
The medullary thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (mTAL) is crucial for urine-concentrating ability of the kidney. It is water tight and able to dilute the luminal fluid by active transcellular NaCl transport, fueling the counter current mechanism by increasing interstitial osmolality. While chloride is exclusively transported transcellularly, approx. 50% of sodium transport occurs via the paracellular route, driven by the lumen-positive transepithelial potential. Antidiuretic hormone (AVP) is known to increase active NaCl transport to support collecting duct water reabsorption...
December 6, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919270/delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-air-emboli-after-open-heart-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-a-success-story
#6
Eva Niyibizi, Guillaume Elyes Kembi, Claude Lae, Rodrigue Pignel, Tornike Sologashvili
BACKGROUND: The current case describes a rare diagnosis of iatrogenic air emboli after elective cardiopulmonary bypass that was successfully treated with delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with good clinical evolution in spite of rare complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 years old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for post-operative management after being placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for an elective ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valvuloplasty...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912182/influence-of-the-gas-liquid-flow-configuration-in-the-absorption-column-on-photosynthetic-biogas-upgrading-in-algal-bacterial-photobioreactors
#7
Alma Toledo-Cervantes, Cindy Madrid-Chirinos, Sara Cantera, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz
The potential of an algal-bacterial system consisting of a high rate algal pond (HRAP) interconnected to an absorption column (AC) via recirculation of the cultivation broth for the upgrading of biogas and digestate was investigated. The influence of the gas-liquid flow configuration in the AC on the photosynthetic biogas upgrading process was assessed. AC operation in a co-current configuration enabled to maintain a biomass productivity of 15gm(-2)d(-1), while during counter-current operation biomass productivity decreased to 8...
November 23, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911403/preparation-and-reactivity-of-a-triphosphenium-bromide-salt-a-convenient-and-stable-source-of-phosphorus-i
#8
Stephanie C Kosnik, Justin F Binder, Maxemilian C Nascimento, Charles L B Macdonald
We present herein the optimized synthesis of a triphosphenium bromide salt. Apart from being a versatile metathesis reagent, this unusually stable low-valent-phosphorus-containing compound acts as a useful P(+) transfer agent. Unlike traditional methods employed to access low-coordinate phosphorus species which usually require pyrophoric phosphorus-containing precursors (white phosphorus, Tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphine, etc.), or harsh reducing agents (alkali metals, potassium graphite, etc.), the current approach does not involve pyrophoric or explosive reagents and can be done on large scales (>20 g) in excellent yields by undergraduates with basic air-free synthetic training...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910605/fast-ion-d%C3%AE-spectrum-diagnostic-in-the-east
#9
Y M Hou, C R Wu, J Huang, W W Heidbrink, M G von Hellermann, Z Xu, Z Jin, J F Chang, Y B Zhu, W Gao, Y J Chen, B Lyu, R J Hu, P F Zhang, L Zhang, W Gao, Z W Wu, Y Yu, M Y Ye
In toroidal magnetic fusion devices, fast-ion D-alpha diagnostic (FIDA) is a powerful method to study the fast-ion feature. The fast-ion characteristics can be inferred from the Doppler shifted spectrum of Dα light according to charge exchange recombination process between fast ions and probe beam. Since conceptual design presented in the last HTPD conference, significant progress has been made to apply FIDA systems on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). Both co-current and counter-current neutral beam injectors are available, and each can deliver 2-4 MW beam power with 50-80 keV beam energy...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910448/triton-burnup-measurements-in-kstar-using-a-neutron-activation-system
#10
Jungmin Jo, MunSeong Cheon, Jun Young Kim, T Rhee, Junghee Kim, Yue-Jiang Shi, M Isobe, K Ogawa, Kyoung-Jae Chung, Y S Hwang
Measurements of the time-integrated triton burnup for deuterium plasma in Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) have been performed following the simultaneous detection of the d-d and d-t neutrons. The d-d neutrons were measured using a (3)He proportional counter, fission chamber, and activated indium sample, whereas the d-t neutrons were detected using activated silicon and copper samples. The triton burnup ratio from KSTAR discharges is found to be in the range 0.01%-0.50% depending on the plasma conditions...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908184/irradiation-with-x-rays-of-the-energy-18-mv-induces-radioactivity-in-transfusion-blood-proposal-of-a-safe-method-using-6-mv
#11
Katharina Frentzel, Harun Badakhshi
PURPOSE: To prevent a fatal transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, it is recommended to irradiate transfusion blood and blood components with ionizing radiation. Using x-rays from a linear accelerator of the radiotherapy department is an accepted alternative to gamma irradiation devices of the blood bank and to the orthovoltage units that are replacing the gamma irradiators today. However, the use of high energy x-rays may carry a potential risk of induced radioactivity. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of two different energy levels, 6 and 18 MV, which are executed in routine clinical settings...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901520/depot-antipsychotics-where-do-we-stand
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Ahsan Y Khan, Salman Salaria, Muhammad Ovais, George D Ide
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence to medication is a major problem for patients with schizophrenia. To counter this problem, pharmaceutical companies began developing depot antipsychotics. Although there are currently 5 first-generation and 6 second-generation depot antipsychotics available worldwide, many physicians are still reluctant to use this category of drug initially. This review provides the latest information about the use of depot antipsychotics in schizophrenia treatment as well as several studies in support of depot antipsychotic use as first-line treatment for patients with schizophrenia...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896497/the-slippery-difficulty-of-ever-containing-drug-resistance-with-current-practices
#13
REVIEW
R Fullybright
It has previously been shown that the rate of drug resistance emergence in medicine is exponential, while we have been producing drugs at a much lower rate. Our ability to successfully contain resistance at any one time is function of how many drugs we have at our disposal to counter new resistances from pathogens. Here, we assess our level of preparedness through a mathematical comparison of the drug manufacture rate by the pharmaceutical industry with the resistance emergence rate in pathogens. To that effect, changes in the rates of growth of the drugs production and resistance emergence processes are computed over multiple time segments and compared...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892684/angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor-lcz696-pharmacology-pharmacokinetics-and-clinical-development
#14
Yue Hua, Ian Wang, Bin Liu, Darren J Kelly, Christopher Reid, Danny Liew, Yingchun Zhou, Bing H Wang
Heart failure still has a significant disease burden with poor outcomes worldwide despite advances in therapy. The standard therapies have been focused on blockade of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and mineralocorticoid antagonists and the sympathetic nervous system with β-blockers. The natriuretic peptide system is a potential counter-regulatory system that promotes vasodilatation and natriuresis. Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors are a new class drug capable of blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and enhancing the natriuretic peptide system to improve neurohormonal balance...
November 28, 2016: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889479/ido1-is-an-integral-mediator-of-inflammatory-neovascularization
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Arpita Mondal, Courtney Smith, James B DuHadaway, Erika Sutanto-Ward, George C Prendergast, Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, Alexander J Muller
The immune tolerogenic effects of IDO1 (indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1) have been well documented and genetic studies in mice have clearly established the significance of IDO1 in tumor promotion. Dichotomously, the primary inducer of IDO1, the inflammatory cytokine IFNγ (interferon-γ), is a key mediator of immune-based tumor suppression. One means by which IFNγ can exert an anti-cancer effect is by decreasing tumor neovascularization. We speculated that IDO1 might contribute to cancer promotion by countering this anti-neovascular effect of IFNγ, possibly through IDO1-potentiated elevation of the pro-tumorigenic inflammatory cytokine IL6 (interleukin-6)...
November 9, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888929/modeling-of-heat-transfer-in-a-vascular-tissue-like-medium-during-an-interstitial-hyperthermia-process
#16
Saeid Hassanpour, Ahmad Saboonchi
This paper aims to evaluate the role of small vessels in heat transfer mechanisms of a tissue-like medium during local intensive heating processes, for example, an interstitial hyperthermia treatment. To this purpose, a cylindrical tissue with two co- and counter-current vascular networks and a central heat source is introduced. Next, the energy equations of tissue, supply fluid (arterial blood), and return fluid (venous blood) are derived using porous media approach. Then, a 2D computer code is developed to predict the temperature of blood (fluid phase) and tissue (solid phase) by conventional volume averaging method and a more realistic solution method...
December 2016: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885148/injury-interiority-and-isolation-in-men-s-suicidality
#17
John L Oliffe, Genevieve Creighton, Steve Robertson, Alex Broom, Emily K Jenkins, John S Ogrodniczuk, Olivier Ferlatte
Men's high suicide rates have been linked to individual risk factors including history of being abused as a child, single marital status, and financial difficulties. While it has also been suggested that the normative influences of hegemonic masculinities are implicated in men's suicide, the gendered experiences of male suicidality are poorly understood. In the current photovoice study, 20 men who previously had suicidal thoughts, plans, and/or attempts were interviewed as a means to better understanding the connections between masculinities and their experiences of suicidality...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884427/sample-injection-strategy-to-increase-throughput-in-counter-current-chromatography-case-study-of-honokiol-purification
#18
Aihua Peng, Peter Hewitson, Haoyu Ye, Liansuo Zu, Ian Garrard, Ian Sutherland, Lijuan Chen, Svetlana Ignatova
Counter-current chromatography (CCC) has been widely used as a preparative separation method to purify natural products from plant extracts and fermentation broths. Traditionally, throughput optimization in CCC has focused on sample concentration and sample volume. In this paper sample injection was considered as consisting of three variables: injection flow rate, post-injection flow rate and sample solvent. The effects of these parameters were studied using a honokiol purification from a Magnolia officinalis bark extract as a case study aiming to achieve the highest throughput/yield ratio for greater than 99% purity of this potential anti-cancer drug obtained for submission to the Chinese FDA...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882976/doped-polymer-semiconductors-with-ultrahigh-and-ultralow-work-functions-for-ohmic-contacts
#19
Cindy G Tang, Mervin C Y Ang, Kim-Kian Choo, Venu Keerthi, Jun-Kai Tan, Mazlan Nur Syafiqah, Thomas Kugler, Jeremy H Burroughes, Rui-Qi Png, Lay-Lay Chua, Peter K H Ho
To make high-performance semiconductor devices, a good ohmic contact between the electrode and the semiconductor layer is required to inject the maximum current density across the contact. Achieving ohmic contacts requires electrodes with high and low work functions to inject holes and electrons respectively, where the work function is the minimum energy required to remove an electron from the Fermi level of the electrode to the vacuum level. However, it is challenging to produce electrically conducting films with sufficiently high or low work functions, especially for solution-processed semiconductor devices...
November 23, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882212/resveratrol-and-exercise
#20
Saltuk Bugra Baltaci, Rasim Mogulkoc, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci
Although it is recommended for a healthy lifestyle, moderate exercise is known to lead to oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle injury. Hence there are efforts to develop dietary strategies to counter the oxidative stress caused by physical activity. Recently, there has been an interest in the capability of resveratrol (RES) to modulate physical performance and prevent oxidative stress. Despite the inconsistency among reports regarding the topic, it has been suggested that RES delays fatigue by hindering lipid peroxidation...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
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