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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528081/click-strategy-using-disodium-salts-of-amino-acids-improves-the-water-solubility-of-plinabulin-and-kpu-300
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Fumika Yakushiji, Kyohei Muguruma, Yoshiki Hayashi, Takuya Shirasaka, Ryosuke Kawamata, Hironari Tanaka, Yushi Yoshiwaka, Akihiro Taguchi, Kentaro Takayama, Yoshio Hayashi
Plinabulin and KPU-300 are promising anti-microtubule agents; however, the low water solubility of these compounds (<0.1µg/mL) has limited their pharmaceutical advantages. Here, we developed five water-soluble derivatives of plinabulin and KPU-300 with a click strategy using disodium salts of amino acids. The mother skeleton, diketopiperazine (DKP), was transformed into a monolactim-type alkyne and a copper-catalyzed alkyne azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) combined azides that was derived from amino acids as a water-solubilizing moiety...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528002/iron-microencapsulation-in-gum-tragacanth-using-solvent-evaporation-method
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Elham Asghari-Varzaneh, Mohammad Shahedi, Hajar Shekarchizadeh
In this study iron salt (FeSO4·7H2O) was microencapsulated in gum tragacanth hydrogel using solvent evaporation method. Three significant parameters (ferrous sulfate content, content of gum tragacanth, and alcohol to mixture ratio) were optimized by response surface methodology to obtain maximum encapsulation efficiency. Ferrous sulfate content, 5%, content of gum tragacanth, 22%, and alcohol to mixture ratio, 11:1 was determined to be the optimum condition to reach maximum encapsulation efficiency. Microstructure of iron microcapsules was thoroughly monitored using scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527458/conformation-change-of-an-isotactic-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-membrane-molecular-dynamics
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Irene Adroher-Benítez, Arturo Moncho-Jordá, Gerardo Odriozola
In this work, isotactic Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide)-PNIPAM-in neat water and in electrolyte solutions is studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations. This is done for an infinitely diluted oligomer and for an assembly of several PNIPAM chains arranged into a planar membrane configuration with a core-shell morphology. We employed two different force fields, AMBER (assisted model building with energy refinement) and OPLS-AA (all atom - optimized potentials for liquid simulations) in combination with extended simple point charge water...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527139/exploration-of-an-innovative-draw-solution-for-a-forward-osmosis-membrane-distillation-desalination-process
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Nguyen Cong Nguyen, Shiao-Shing Chen, Shubham Jain, Hau Thi Nguyen, Saikat Sinha Ray, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Ngoc Tuan Lam, Hung Cong Duong
Forward osmosis (FO) has emerged as a viable technology to alleviate the global water crisis. The greatest challenge facing the application of FO technology is the lack of an ideal draw solution with high water flux and low reverse salt flux. Hence, the objective of this study was to enhance FO by lowering reverse salt flux and maintaining high water flux; the method involved adding small concentrations of Al2(SO4)3 to a MgCl2 draw solution. Results showed that 0.5 M MgCl2 mixed with 0.05 M of Al2(SO4)3 at pH 6...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527034/simultaneous-determination-of-selected-hormones-endocrine-disruptor-compounds-and-pesticides-in-water-medium-at-trace-levels-by-gc-ms-after-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction
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Dotse Selali Chormey, Çağdaş Büyükpınar, Fatma Turak, Okan Tarık Komesli, Sezgin Bakırdere
The need to enhance food safety has led to major advancements in pesticide productions, and though many benefits have been gained, environmental contamination has also risen from these chemicals that tend to persist in the environment. Some pesticides, together with other chemicals commonly called endocrine disruptor compounds, block the receptor sites of hormones or mimic displaced hormones, leading to imbalanced hormonal levels that result in health disorders and diseases. These chemicals occur at trace levels and are not directly detected by conventional analytical methods...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524742/piqueria-trinervia-as-a-source-of-metabolites-against-giardia-intestinalis
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Yadira Rufino-González, Martha Ponce-Macotela, Manuel Jiménez-Estrada, Candy N Jiménez-Fragoso, Guadalupe Palencia, Gabriel Sansón-Romero, Anahi Anzo-Osorio, Mario N Martínez-Gordillo
CONTEXT: Piqueria trinervia Cav. (Asteraceae) is a plant species with a long history in traditional medicine to cure diarrhoea and other digestive disorders. OBJECTIVE: The study investigates the antigiardial activity of piquerol, trinervinol, red oil and two fractions (F1 and F2) from P. trinervia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: P. trinervia was collected in the Ajusco in Mexico City. Aerial parts were ground and mixed with water to obtain the extract, which was treated with dichloromethane to isolate piquerol and trinervinol (P & T)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523632/co-spray-drying-with-hpmc-as-a-platform-to-improve-direct-compaction-properties-of-various-tablet-fillers
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JinZhi Li, LiJie Zhao, Xiao Lin, Lan Shen, Yi Feng
Many commonly used tablet fillers are not suitable for direct compaction process due to insufficient properties, mainly of flowability and compactability. This work therefore aimed to use co-spray drying with HPMC as a platform to improve direct compaction properties of various tablet fillers. Starch, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate (DCPD), and mannitol were chosen as a representative of three types of commonly used fillers (i.e. organic macromolecules, water-insoluble inorganic salts, and water-soluble small molecular carbohydrates), respectively...
May 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521157/use-of-experimentally-determined-henry-s-law-and-salting-out-constants-for-ethanol-in-seawater-for-determination-of-the-saturation-state-of-ethanol-in-coastal-waters
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Joan D Willey, Jacqueline P Powell, G Brooks Avery, Robert J Kieber, Ralph N Mead
The Henry's law constant for ethanol in seawater was experimentally determined to be 221 ± 4 M/atm at 22 °C compared with 247 ± 6 M/atm in pure water. The salting out coefficient for ethanol was 0.13 M(-1). In seawater ln(KH) = -(12.8 ± 0.7) + (5310 ± 197)/T where KH is in M atm(-1) and temperature is in K. This plus the salting out coefficient allow calculation of KH for any estuarine or sea water between 1 and 35 °C. High concentrations of dissolved organic carbon do not affect KH values in fresh or seawater...
May 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518195/integrated-pretreatment-and-desalination-by-electrocoagulation-ec-ion-concentration-polarization-icp-hybrid
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Siwon Choi, Bumjoo Kim, Jongyoon Han
Conventional water treatment process is composed of multiple stages, including desalination (salt removal) and pre/post-treatment of desalination to remove particles, chemicals, and other potential foulants for desalination. In this work, we developed a microfluidic proof-of-concept for a single device water treatment system, which removes both salt ions and non-salt contaminants. Our system combines electrocoagulation (EC), a versatile contaminant removal process, and ion concentration polarization (ICP) desalination, which is an electromembrane desalination process...
May 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515645/effect-of-abalone-hydrolysates-encapsulated-by-double-emulsion-on-the-physicochemical-and-sensorial-properties-of-fresh-cheese
#10
HeeJeong Choi, Soo-Jin Kim, Sang-Yoon Lee, Mi-Jung Choi
The intake of dietary salt through food now exceeds current nutritional recommendations and is thought to have negative effects on human health, such as the increasing prevalence of hypertension. This study was performed to investigate whether W1/O/W2 double emulsions can be used to enhance the saltiness of cheese without increasing the salt content (W1 is distilled water or 1% abalone hydrolysate, and W2 is 1% NaCl or 1% abalone hydrolysate + 1% NaCl solution). We also investigated the effect of adding abalone hydrolysate to the double emulsion as a saltiness enhancer...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514901/fixed-bed-study-for-bone-char-adsorptive-removal-of-refractory-organics-from-electrodialysis-concentrate-produced-by-petroleum-refinery
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Patrícia da Luz Mesquita, Cássia Ribeiro Souza, Nilza Tatiane G Santos, Sônia Denise Ferreira Rocha
Water reuse in industrial processes has been an increasing need encouraged in recent years. However, as the streams are recycled, solutes accumulate, thus requiring purification techniques. Membrane processes (reverse osmosis and electrodialysis) have been implemented and in order to increase the reuse of water at its highest level, crystallization has been evaluated to remove salts from the concentrate produced and get a feasible disposal. Nevertheless, contaminants affect the crystallization performance, thus making the removal of residual organics important for both, the efficiency of crystallization as well as the increase of water reuse...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512784/evaluation-of-aromatic-radiobromination-by-nucleophilic-substitution-using-diaryliodonium-salt-precursors
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Dong Zhou, Sung Hoon Kim, Wenhua Chu, Thomas Voller, John A Katzenellenbogen
Radiobromine labelled compounds can be used for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging (i.e. (76) Br) and for radiation therapy (i.e. (77) Br). However, the commonly used electrophilic substitution reaction using no-carrier-added (NCA) radiobromide does not always afford the desired product due to the high reactivity of the brominating intermediate. A nucleophilic substitution by bromide, such as radiobromination of iodonium precursors, provides an alternative route for the synthesis of bromo-radiopharmaceuticals...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512466/salinity-stress-does-not-affect-root-uptake-dissemination-and-persistence-of-salmonella-in-sweet-basil-ocimum-basilicum
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Nirit Bernstein, Shlomo Sela Saldinger, Nativ Dudai, Elena Gorbatsevich
Crop produce can be contaminated in the field during cultivation by bacterial human pathogens originating from contaminated soil or irrigation water. The bacterial pathogens interact with the plant, can penetrate the plant via the root system and translocate and survive in above-ground tissues. The present study is first to investigate effects of an abiotic stress, salinity, on the interaction of plants with a bacterial human pathogen. The main sources of human bacterial contamination of plants are manures and marginal irrigation waters such as treated or un-treated wastewater...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511539/exploiting-salt-induced-micro-phase-separation-to-form-soy-protein-microcapsules-or-microgels-in-aqueous-solution
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Nannan Chen, Mouming Zhao, Taco Nicolai, Christophe Chassenieux
Self-assembly of native glycinin at room temperature was investigated as a function of the pH and the NaCl concentration. Microphase separation leading to the formation of dense protein microdomains was observed by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Depending on the conditions, the microdomains coalesced into a continuous protein rich phase or associated into large clusters. Addition of β-conglycinin inhibited phase separation and reduced the pH range in which it occurred. Microdomains of glycinin that were formed in the presence of 0...
May 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509559/evaporation-driven-deposition-of-ito-thin-films-from-aqueous-solutions-with-low-speed-dip-coating-technique
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Takashi Ito, Hiroaki Uchiyama, Hiromitsu Kozuka
We suggest a novel wet coating process for preparing indium tin oxide (ITO) films from simple solutions containing only metal salts and water via evaporation-driven film deposition during low-speed dip coating. Homogeneous ITO precursor films were deposited on silica glass substrates from the aqueous solutions containing In(NO3)3·3H2O and SnCl4·5H2O by dip coating at substrate withdrawal speeds of 0.20-0.50 cm min(-1) and then crystallized by the heat treatment at 500-800 °C for 10-60 min under N2 gas flow of 0...
May 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509342/morphological-and-molecular-characterization-of-bysmatrum-subsalsum-dinophyceae-from-the-western-mediterranean-sea-reveals-the-existence-of-cryptic-species
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Sílvia Anglès, Albert Reñé, Esther Garcés, Antonella Lugliè, Nicola Sechi, Jordi Camp, Cecilia Teodora Satta
Bysmatrum subsalsum is a cosmopolitan dinoflagellate species that inhabits marine and transitional habitats. Despite its wide distribution, information on the morphological variability, phylogeny and ecology of B. subsalsum is scarce. In this study, we provide morphological and molecular data on B. subsalsum strains and wild cells from different locations in the Mediterranean Basin. The dynamics of cell abundances and the associated environmental conditions during a field bloom are also described. Genetic sequences of B...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508171/over-expression-of-tobacco-ubc1-encoding-a-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-increases-cadmium-tolerance-by-activating-the-20s-26s-proteasome-and-by-decreasing-cd-accumulation-and-oxidative-stress-in-tobacco-nicotiana-tabacum
#17
Ramin Bahmani, DongGwan Kim, Byoung Doo Lee, Seongbin Hwang
Ubiquitin (Ub)-conjugating enzyme (UBC, E2) receives Ub from Ub-activating enzyme (E1) and transfers it to target proteins, thereby playing a key role in Ub/26S proteasome-dependent proteolysis. UBC has been reported to be involved in tolerating abiotic stress in plants, including drought, salt, osmotic and water stresses. To isolate the genes involved in Cd tolerance, we transformed WT (wild-type) yeast Y800 with a tobacco cDNA expression library and isolated a tobacco cDNA, NtUBC1 (Ub-conjugating enzyme), that enhances cadmium tolerance...
May 15, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507171/first-in-man-demonstration-of-direct-endothelin-mediated-natriuresis-and-diuresis
#18
Robert W Hunter, Rebecca Moorhouse, Tariq E Farrah, Iain M MacIntyre, Takae Asai, Peter J Gallacher, Debbie Kerr, Vanessa Melville, Alicja Czopek, Emma E Morrison, Jess R Ivy, James W Dear, Matthew A Bailey, Jane Goddard, David J Webb, Neeraj Dhaun
Endothelin (ET) receptor antagonists are potentially novel therapeutic agents in chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension, but their use is complicated by sodium and water retention. In animal studies, this side effect arises from ETB receptor blockade in the renal tubule. Previous attempts to determine whether this mechanism operates in humans have been confounded by the hemodynamic consequences of ET receptor stimulation/blockade. We aimed to determine the effects of ET signaling on salt transport in the human nephron by administering subpressor doses of the ET-1 precursor, big ET-1...
May 15, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507126/direct-observation-of-structure-and-dynamics-during-phase-separation-of-an-elastomeric-protein
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Sean E Reichheld, Lisa D Muiznieks, Fred W Keeley, Simon Sharpe
Despite its growing importance in biology and in biomaterials development, liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins remains poorly understood. In particular, the molecular mechanisms underlying simple coacervation of proteins, such as the extracellular matrix protein elastin, have not been reported. Coacervation of the elastin monomer, tropoelastin, in response to heat and salt is a critical step in the assembly of elastic fibers in vivo, preceding chemical cross-linking. Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) derived from the tropoelastin sequence have been shown to undergo a similar phase separation, allowing formation of biomaterials that closely mimic the material properties of native elastin...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504287/%C3%AE-oryzanol-nanoemulsions-produced-by-a-low-energy-emulsification-method-an-evaluation-of-process-parameters-and-physicochemical-stability
#20
Jinfeng Zhong, Xiong Liu, Yonghua Wang, Xiaoli Qin, Zeling Li
γ-Oryzanol is a natural antioxidant and nutraceutical compound, which makes it a good candidate for nutraceuticals, food supplements and pharmaceutical preparations. However, the incorporation of γ-oryzanol into aqueous formulations is rather difficult and its bioavailability can be severely decreased because of its water-insoluble property. In this study, γ-oryzanol-enriched nanoemulsion based fish oil and medium-chain triglyceride as carrier oils were proposed. The main objective was to optimize process parameters to form stable nanoemulsions and evaluate their physicochemical stability...
May 15, 2017: Food & Function
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