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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731703/natural-poly-and-oligosaccharides-as-novel-delivery-systems-for-plant-protection-compounds
#1
Olga Selyutina, Irina Apanasenko, Salavat Khalikov, Nikolay E Polyakov
To increase the bioavailability of plant protection products we have applied new approach based on non-covalent association with natural water soluble polysaccharides and oligosaccharides as delivery systems (DSs). The mechanochemical technique has been applied to prepare the solid state nano-dispersed compositions of antidote 1,8-naphthalic anhydride (NA) with arabinogalactan, sodium salt of carboxymethylcellulose, and glycyrrhizin as DSs. The effect of DSs on the solubility and the penetration of NA into the seeds of barley and wheat has been investigated by various physicochemical techniques...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731091/developing-force-fields-when-experimental-data-is-sparse-amber-gaff-compatible-parameters-for-inorganic-and-alkyl-oxoanions
#2
Sadra Kashefolgheta, Ana Vila Verde
We present a set of Lennard-Jones parameters for classical, all-atom models of acetate and various alkylated and non-alkylated forms of sulfate, sulfonate and phosphate ions, optimized to reproduce their interactions with water and with the physiologically relevant sodium, ammonium and methylammonium cations. The parameters are internally consistent and are fully compatible with the Generalized Amber Force Field (GAFF), the AMBER force field for proteins, the accompanying TIP3P water model and the sodium model of Joung and Cheatham...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730814/persistent-urban-influence-on-surface-water-quality-via-impacted-groundwater
#3
Rachel S Gabor, Steven J Hall, David Eiriksson, Yusuf Jameel, Mallory Millington, Trinity Stout, Michelle L Barnes, Andrew Gelderloos, Hyrum Tennant, Gabriel J Bowen, Bethany T Neilson, Paul D Brooks
Growing urban environments stress hydrologic systems and impact downstream water quality. We examined a third-order catchment that transitions from an undisturbed mountain environment into urban Salt Lake City, Utah. We performed synoptic surveys during a range of seasonal baseflow conditions and utilized multiple lines of evidence to identify mechanisms by which urbanization impacts water quality. Surface water chemistry did not change appreciably until several kilometers into the urban environment, where concentrations of solutes such as chloride and nitrate increase quickly in a gaining reach...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730364/water-resources-vulnerability-assessment-in-the-adriatic-sea-region-the-case-of-corfu-island
#4
Vasilis Kanakoudis, Stavroula Tsitsifli, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Barbara Cencur Curk, Barbara Karleusa
Cross-border water resources management and protection is a complicated task to achieve, lacking a common methodological framework. Especially in the Adriatic region, water used for drinking water supply purposes pass from many different countries, turning its management into a hard task to achieve. During the DRINKADRIA project, a common methodological framework has been developed, for efficient and effective cross-border water supply and resources management, taking into consideration different resources types (surface and groundwater) emphasizing in drinking water supply intake...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730358/hydrogeochemical-characterization-and-groundwater-quality-assessment-in-intruded-coastal-brine-aquifers-laizhou-bay-china
#5
Xiaoying Zhang, Jinjie Miao, Bill X Hu, Hongwei Liu, Hanxiong Zhang, Zhen Ma
The aquifer in the coastal area of the Laizhou Bay is affected by salinization processes related to intense groundwater exploitation for brine resource and for agriculture irrigation during the last three decades. As a result, the dynamic balances among freshwater, brine, and seawater have been disturbed and the quality of groundwater has deteriorated. To fully understand the groundwater chemical distribution and evolution in the regional aquifers, hydrogeochemical and isotopic studies have been conducted based on the water samples from 102 observation wells...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729864/synechococcus-assemblages-across-the-salinity-gradient-in-a-salt-wedge-estuary
#6
Xiaomin Xia, Wang Guo, Shangjin Tan, Hongbin Liu
Synechococcus are the most abundant and widely distributed picocyanobacteria in the ocean. The salt-wedge type of estuary possesses the complete horizontal and vertical gradient of salinity together with other physical and chemical parameters. In order to reveal whether such a complex environmental gradient harbors a high diversity of Synechococcus, we investigated the abundance, taxonomic composition and pigment genetic diversity of Synechococcus in surface and bottom waters across the salinity gradient in a salt-wedge estuary by flow cytometric analysis and pyrosequencing of the rpoC1 gene and cpcBA operon (encoding phycocyanin)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729216/self-assembled-aunps-for-ingrain-pigmentation-of-silk-fabrics-with-antibacterial-potency
#7
Hanan B Ahmed, Nancy S El-Hawary, Hossam E Emam
Nanogold was self-assembled for ingrain pigmentation of silk fabric with antibacterial properties. The functional groups of silk macromolecular polymeric chains were exploited for generation and stabilization of nanogold. Hydrogen peroxide was used for activation of silk molecular chains through increasing their reactivity and accessibility to be functionalized as manufacturer of nanogold without using any external agents. Effect of procedure sequencing was studied through addition of peroxide firstly (group A) and with Au salt (group B)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727028/production-management-and-the-environment-symposium-measurement-and-mitigation-of-reactive-nitrogen-species-from-swine-and-poultry-production
#8
W Powers, M Capelari
Reactive nitrogen (Nr) species include oxides of nitrogen [N; nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and nitrous oxide (NO)], anions (nitrate and nitrite), and amine derivatives [ammonia (NH), ammonium salts and urea]. Of the different Nr species, air emissions from swine and poultry facilities are predominantly NH followed by NO. Excreta emissions are NH, ammonium ions, and urea with trace amounts of nitrate and nitrite. Farm systems and practices that handle manure as a wet product without pH modification favor almost exclusive NH production...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726225/the-principle-and-effect-of-transfer-agent-for-the-removal-of-pce-during-in-situ-chemical-oxidation
#9
Yunsong Liu, Jiajun Chen, Qingwei Wang, Lanxiang Shi, Yandan Shi
Viscosity remedial technology, which uses a water-soluble polymer mixed with remedial fluids, has been introduced in recent years to improve the removal efficacy of perchloroethylene/tetrachloroethylene (PCE) by improving oxidant coverage (i.e. sweep efficiency). Xanthan gum and hydrolysed polyacrylamide (HPAM) are relatively stable with time and temperature and possess salt and oxidation resistance, indicating that they may be good flooding agents (the former is better than the latter in this work). In this work, we quantified the polymer directly improved oxidation of PCE during transport by using a two-dimensional flow tank...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723131/characterization-and-quantification-of-polyquaterniums-via-single-use-polymer-membrane-based-polyion-sensitive-electrodes
#10
Stephen A Ferguson, Mark E Meyerhoff
Two facile, robust, and universal methods by which various polymeric quaternary ammonium salts (polyquaterniums (PQs)) can be quantified and characterized using simple potentiometric polymeric membrane polyion-sensitive electrodes as detectors are described. The two methods are (a) direct detection with polycation sensitive membrane electrodes based on the sodium salt of dinonylnaphthalenesulfonate (NaDNNS), and (b) indirect detection using polyanion sensors based on tridodecylmethylammonium chloride (TDMAC) and dextran sulfate (DS) as a titrant to complex the various polyquaternary species (four different PQs: PQ-2, PQ-6, PQ-10, and poly(2-methacryloxyethyltrimethylammonium) chloride (PMETAC))...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722420/salt-promotes-protonation-of-amine-groups-at-air-water-interface
#11
Woongmo Sung, Zaure Avazbaeva, Doseok Kim
Interfacial water reorientation caused by charged Langmuir monolayers consisting of primary fatty amine (ODA) and cationic lipid having quaternary amine headgroup (DPTAP) were investigated by interface-selective vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy. For DPTAP monolayer, initially large sum-frequency intensity from interfacial water OH band decreased steadily by increasing monovalent salt (NaCl, NaI) concentration due to counterion adsorption. On the other hand, ODA/water exhibited significantly smaller sum-frequency intensity than DPTAP/water implying only small portion of protonated amine group (-NH3+) initially existed...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722395/salt-removal-from-microliter-sample-volumes-by-multiple-phase-micro-electromembrane-extractions-across-free-liquid-membranes
#12
Pavel Kuban
A new concept for rapid and efficient salt removal from minute volumes of saline samples is presented by using multiple phase micro-electromembrane extraction (μ-EME). Disposable μ-EME unit is filled with five consecutive plugs of immiscible aqueous and organic solutions; the aqueous sample forms the central phase and is encompassed by two free liquid membranes (FLMs) and two extraction solutions. Salt cations and anions migrate in opposite directions from the sample solution on application of 300 V d.c. electric potential, cross the neighboring FLM and are transferred to the corresponding extraction solution...
July 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722047/the-effect-of-hofmeister-anions-on-water-structure-at-protein-surfaces
#13
Euihyun Lee, Jun-Ho Choi, Minhaeng Cho
To understand the effects of specific ions on protein-water interactions and the thermodynamic stability of proteins in salt solutions, we use a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to examine the water structure, orientational distribution, and dynamics near the surface of ubiquitin. In particular, we consider NaCl, NaBF4, NaSCN, and NaClO4 salt solutions containing ubiquitin, where the anions of the latter three salts are well-known chaotropic ions in the Hofmiester anion series. The number of hydrogen bonds (H-bonds) per water molecule is found to decrease significantly at the ubiquitin-water interface, indicating a significant disruption of the water H-bonding network...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721630/in-situ-salification-in-polar-solvents-a-paradigm-for-enabling-drug-delivery-of-weakly-ionic-drugs-as-amorphous-solid-dispersion
#14
Rashmi Nair, Ioorika Lamare, Nirbhay Kumar Tiwari, Punna Rao Ravi, Raviraj Pillai
Solubility challenge for a poorly water-soluble drug gets further intensified when it is weakly ionic because the most common solubility enhancement technique, salt formation, becomes less feasible. Salt screening for such drugs often concludes with either a difficult to crystalize salt or an unstable salt, leading the scientists to explore other solubility enhancement technique like amorphous solid dispersions which is comparatively costlier, time-consuming and may require use of hazardous organic solvents...
July 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721503/salinity-drives-the-virioplankton-abundance-but-not-production-in-tropical-coastal-lagoons
#15
Pedro C Junger, André M Amado, Rodolfo Paranhos, Anderson S Cabral, Saulo M S Jacques, Vinicius F Farjalla
Viruses are the most abundant components of microbial food webs and play important ecological and biogeochemical roles in aquatic ecosystems. Virioplankton is regulated by several environmental factors, such as salinity, turbidity, and humic substances. However, most of the studies aimed to investigate virioplankton regulation were conducted in temperate systems combining a limited range of environmental variables. In this study, virus abundance and production were determined and their relation to bacterial and limnological variables was assessed in 20 neighboring shallow tropical coastal lagoons that present wide environmental gradients of turbidity (2...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720958/aroma-composition-of-shalgam-a-traditional-turkish-lactic-acid-fermented-beverage
#16
Hasan Tanguler, Serkan Selli, Kemal Sen, Turgut Cabaroglu, Huseyin Erten
Shalgam, a traditional red, cloudy and sour soft beverage, is produced by lactic acid fermentation of black carrot, sourdough, salt, bulgur flour, turnip and adequate water. The present study was designed to characterize the volatile compounds of shalgam obtained from different methods. The aroma compounds of shalgams produced by traditional and direct methods, and addition of Lactic acid bateria (LAB) cultures were examined. Volatile components of shalgam samples were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction technique with pentane/dichloromethane and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720883/chronic-high-sodium-diet-intake-after-weaning-lead-to-neurogenic-hypertension-in-adult-wistar-rats
#17
Paula Magalhães Gomes, Renato Willian Martins Sá, Giovana Lopes Aguiar, Milede Hanner Saraiva Paes, Andréia Carvalho Alzamora, Wanderson Geraldo Lima, Lisandra Brandino de Oliveira, Sean David Stocker, Vagner Roberto Antunes, Leonardo M Cardoso
In this study, we investigated some mechanisms involved in sodium-dependent hypertension of rats exposed to chronic salt (NaCl) intake from weaning until adult age. Weaned male Wistar rats were placed under high (0.90% w/w, HS) or regular (0.27% w/w, Cont) sodium diets for 12 weeks. Water consumption, urine output and sodium excretion were higher in HS rats compared to control. Blood pressure (BP) was directly measured by the arterial catheter and found 13.8% higher in HS vs Cont rats. Ganglionic blockade with hexamethonium caused greater fall in the BP of HS rats (33%), and central antagonism of AT1 receptors (losartan) microinjected into the lateral ventricle reduced BP level of HS, but not of Cont group...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720107/reversible-bacterial-immobilization-based-on-the-salt-dependent-adhesion-of-the-bacterionanofiber-protein-ataa
#18
Shogo Yoshimoto, Yuki Ohara, Hajime Nakatani, Katsutoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of microbial cells is an important strategy for the efficient use of whole-cell catalysts because it simplifies product separation, enables the cell concentration to be increased, stabilizes enzymatic activity, and permits repeated or continuous biocatalyst use. However, conventional immobilization methods have practical limitations, such as limited mass transfer in the inner part of a gel, gel fragility, cell leakage from the support matrix, and adverse effects on cell viability and catalytic activity...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719195/fluorinated-boronic-acid-appended-pyridinium-salts-and-19f-nmr-spectroscopy-for-diol-sensing
#19
Jörg Axthelm, Sven H C Askes, Martin Elstner, Upendar Reddy Gandra, Helmar Görls, Peter Bellstedt, Alexander Schiller
The identification and discrimination of diols is of fundamental importance in medical diagnostics, such as measuring the contents of glucose in the urine of diabetes patients. Diol sensors are often based on fluorophore-appended boronic acids, but these severely lack discrimination power and their response is one-dimensional. As an alternative strategy, we present the use of fluorinated boronic acid-appended pyridinium salts in combination with 19F NMR spectroscopy. A pool of 59 (bio)analytes was screened, containing monosaccharides, phosphorylated and N-acetylated sugars, polyols, carboxylic acids, nucleotides and amines...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718527/evaluation-of-intralesional-injection-of-hyaluronic-acid-compared-with-verapamil-in-peyronie-s-disease-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-study
#20
V Favilla, G I Russo, A Zucchi, G Siracusa, S Privitera, S Cimino, M Madonia, T Cai, G Cavallini, G Liguori, G D'Achille, M Silvani, G Franco, P Verze, A Palmieri, B Torrisi, V Mirone, G Morgia
Several intralesional therapeutic protocols have been proposed for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. Among all, hyaluronic acid (HA) and verapamil have been differently tested. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intralesional verapamil (ILVI) compared with intralesional HA in patients with early onset of Peyronie's disease (PD). This is a multi-centre prospective double-arm, randomized, double-blinded study comparing ILVI vs. intralesional HA after 12-weeks. Sexually active men, older than 18 years and affected by the acute phase of PD were eligible for this study...
July 2017: Andrology
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