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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699157/determination-of-cyclic-volatile-methylsiloxanes-in-personal-care-products-by-gas-chromatography
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Herbert M Brothers, Thomas Boehmer, Roy A Campbell, Steven Dorn, Joel J Kerbleski, Sarah Lewis, Christian Mund, Donald Pero, Kenji Saito, Michael Wieser, Wolfgang Zoller
OBJECTIVE: Organosiloxanes are prevalent in personal care products (PCPs) due to the desired properties they impart in the usage and application of such products. However, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has recently published restriction proposals on the amount of two cyclic siloxanes, octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D5) allowed in wash off products such as shampoos and conditioners which are discharged down the drain during consumer use. This legislation will require that reliable analytical methods are available for manufacturers and government agencies to use in documenting compliance with the restrictions...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693723/determination-of-formylated-dna-and-rna-by-chemical-labeling-combined-with-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#2
Han-Peng Jiang, Ting Liu, Ning Guo, Lei Yu, Bi-Feng Yuan, Yu-Qi Feng
Nucleic acids carry diverse chemical modifications that exert critical influences in a variety of cellular processes in living organisms. In addition to methylation, the emerging DNA and RNA formylation has been reported to play functional roles in various physiological processes. However, the amounts of formylated DNA and RNA are extremely low and detection of DNA and RNA formylation is therefore a challenging task. To address this issue, we developed a strategy by chemical labeling combined with in-tube solid-phase microextraction - ultra high performance liquid chromatography - electrospray ionization - tandem mass spectrometry (in-tube SPME-UPLC-ESI-MS/MS) analysis for the sensitive determination of DNA and RNA formylation...
August 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690304/determination-of-residues-of-phenicol-drugs-in-ayu-plecoglossus-altivelis-by-lc-ms-ms
#3
Tomiaki Minatani, Yuka Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Nagai, Kotaro Goto
An analytical method for the determination of residues of 3 phenicol drugs (chloramphenicol, thiamphenicol and florfenicol) in Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis) by LC-MS/MS was developed. We used the whole body of Ayu, including the bones and internal organs, in addition to muscle. Phenicols were extracted with 90% acetonitrile and an aliquot of the crude extract was cleaned up on a Florisil column (2 g), followed by defatting with n-hexane. The acetonitrile extract was evaporated and the solvent was replaced with phosphate buffer, then the extract was purified on a hydroxylated styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer column (200 mg)...
2017: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685861/suction-blister-lesions-and-epithelialization-monitored-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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M G Ahlström, L M R Gjerdrum, H F Larsen, C Fuchs, A L Sørensen, J L Forman, M S Ågren, M Mogensen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Our objective was to assess epithelialization of suction blister lesions by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and benchmark it to histology using epidermal thickness (ET) as the primary outcome. METHODS: Thirty-two healthy volunteers were recruited to Study 1 and 2. One 10-mm suction blister was raised on each buttock, and the blister roof was excised. Lesions were covered with moisture-retaining dressing. In Study 1, the lesions were OCT-scanned on day 0 (D0), D2 and D4 and excised for histological examination...
July 7, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683794/genome-wide-analysis-of-wox-genes-in-upland-cotton-and-their-expression-pattern-under-different-stresses
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Zhaoen Yang, Qian Gong, Wenqiang Qin, Zuoren Yang, Yuan Cheng, Lili Lu, Xiaoyang Ge, Chaojun Zhang, Zhixia Wu, Fuguang Li
BACKGROUND: WUSCHEL-related homeobox (WOX) family members play significant roles in plant growth and development, such as in embryo patterning, stem-cell maintenance, and lateral organ formation. The recently published cotton genome sequences allow us to perform comprehensive genome-wide analysis and characterization of WOX genes in cotton. RESULTS: In this study, we identified 21, 20, and 38 WOX genes in Gossypium arboreum (2n = 26, A2), G. raimondii (2n = 26, D5), and G...
July 6, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678802/mir-182-aids-in-receptive-endometrium-development-in-dairy-goats-by-down-regulating-ptn-expression
#6
Lei Zhang, Xiaorui Liu, Junze Liu, Zhanqin Zhou, Yuxuan Song, Binyun Cao, Xiaopeng An
Increasing evidence has shown that miRNAs play important roles in endometrium development during the menstrual cycle in humans and many other animals. Our previous data indicated that miR-182 levels increase 15.55-fold and pleiotrophin (PTN) levels decrease 20.97-fold in the receptive endometrium (RE, D15) compared with the pre-receptive endometrium (PE, D5) in dairy goats. The present study shows that miR-182 is widely expressed in different tissues of dairy goats and that its expression levels are regulated by E2 and P4 in endometrial epithelium cells (EECs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670618/minute-impurities-contribute-significantly-to-olfactory-receptor-ligand-studies-tales-from-testing-the-vibration-theory
#7
M Paoli, D Münch, A Haase, E Skoulakis, L Turin, C G Galizia
Several studies have attempted to test the vibrational hypothesis of odorant receptor activation in behavioral and physiological studies using deuterated compounds as odorants. The results have been mixed. Here, we attempted to test how deuterated compounds activate odorant receptors using calcium imaging of the fruit fly antennal lobe. We found specific activation of one area of the antennal lobe corresponding to inputs from a specific receptor. However, upon more detailed analysis, we discovered that an impurity of 0...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666228/high-throughput-quantification-of-8-antihypertensive-drugs-and-active-metabolites-in-human-plasma-using-uplc-ms-ms
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Bart C H van der Nagel, Jorie Versmissen, Soma Bahmany, Teun van Gelder, Birgit C P Koch
BACKGROUND: To assess drug adherence of patients with hypertension, an analytical method was developed and validated using ultra performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The method includes eight frequently prescribed antihypertensive drugs from four classes and their active metabolites: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors enalapril and perindopril (active metabolites respectively enalaprilate and perindoprilate), angiotensin II receptor blockers losartan (with the active metabolite losartan carboxylic acid) and valsartan, calcium channel blockers amlodipine and nifedipine and diuretics hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone (with the active metabolite canrenone)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649863/cytotoxic-triterpenoid-saponins-from-the-defatted-seeds-of-camellia-oleifera-abel
#9
Hui-Zheng Fu, Kai-Hua Wan, Qing-Wei Yan, Guo-Ping Zhou, Tong-Tong Feng, Mian Dai, Rui-Jian Zhong
Five new oleanane-type triterpenoid saponins, oleiferasaponins D1-D5 (1-5), were isolated from the defatted seeds of Camellia oleifera Abel. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic and chemical methods. The cytotoxic activities of compounds 1-5 were evaluated against five human tumor cell lines (HCT-116, HepG2, BGC-823, NCI-H1650, and A2780). Compounds 1-2 exhibited cytotoxic activity against five human cancer cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 3.31 to 10.23 μM. Compounds 3-5 showed moderate cytotoxic activities toward the tested cell lines...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647868/effects-of-high-altitude-exposure-on-supraspinal-fatigue-and-corticospinal-excitability-and-inhibition
#10
Mathieu Marillier, Pierrick J Arnal, Thibault Le Roux Mallouf, Thomas Rupp, Guillaume Y Millet, Samuel Verges
PURPOSE: While acute hypoxic exposure enhances exercise-induced central fatigue and can alter corticospinal excitability and inhibition, the effect of prolonged hypoxic exposure on these parameters remains to be clarified. We hypothesized that 5 days of altitude exposure would (i) normalize exercise-induced supraspinal fatigue during isolated muscle exercise to sea level (SL) values and (ii) increase corticospinal excitability and inhibition. METHODS: Eleven male subjects performed intermittent isometric elbow flexions at 50% of maximal voluntary contraction to task failure at SL and after 1 (D1) and 5 (D5) days at 4350 m...
August 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646662/estimation-of-the-molar-absorption-coefficient-of-copper-salicylate-within-the-spectral-range-300-350nm
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N L Lavrik, N U Mulloev
Additional absorption was detected in absorption spectra within the range 300-350nm after addition of copper sulfate CuSO4(aq) to a solution of sodium salicylate NaНSal (рН=7.8). The additional maximum absorption was observed at 320nm. Assuming that the additional absorption depends on the formation of copper salicylate CuSal, the molar absorption coefficient εCuSal of this complex was determined to be (3.8±0.02)·10(3)М(-1)сm(-1). This value is almost equal to that of monoanion HSal(-), εHSal-=(3.6±0...
June 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644151/ecg-based-4d-dose-reconstruction-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-ablation-with-carbon-ion-beams-application-in-a-porcine-model
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Daniel Richter, H Immo Lehmann, Anna Eichhorn, Anna M Constantinescu, Robert Kaderka, Matthias Prall, Patrick Lugenbiel, Mitsuru Takami, Dierk Thomas, Christoph Bert, Marco Durante, Douglas L Packer, Christian Graeff
Noninvasive ablation of cardiac arrhythmia by scanned particle radiotherapy is highly promising, but especially challenging due to cardiac and respiratory motion. Irradiations for catheter-free ablation in intact pigs were carried out at the GSI Helmholtz Center in Darmstadt using scanned carbon ions. Here, we present real-time electrocardiogram (ECG) data to estimate time-resolved (4D) delivered dose. For 11 animals, surface ECGs and temporal structure of beam delivery were acquired during irradiation. R waves were automatically detected from surface ECGs...
June 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641590/measles-elimination-and-immunisation-national-surveillance-trends-in-japan-2008-2015
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S Inaida, S Matsuno, F Kobune
Measles elimination relies on vaccination programmes. In Japan, a major outbreak started in 2007. In response, 5-year two-dose catch-up vaccination programme was initiated in April 2008 for children 13-16-years-old. In this study, we analysed the epidemic curves, incidence rates for each age group, virus genotype, vaccination coverage and ratio of measles gelatin particle agglutination (PA) antibody using surveillance data for 2008-2015. Monthly case counts markedly decreased as vaccination coverage increased...
June 23, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635614/advanced-treatment-planning-using-direct-4d-optimisation-for-pencil-beam-scanned-particle-therapy
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Kinga Bernatowicz, Ye Zhang, Rosalind Lucy Perrin, Damien Charles Weber, Antony John Lomax
We report on development of a new four-dimensional (4D) optimisation approach for scanned proton beams, which incorporates both irregular motion patterns and the delivery dynamics of the treatment machine into the plan optimiser. Furthermore, we assess the effectiveness of this technique to reduce dose to critical structures in proximity to moving targets, while maintaining effective target dose homogeneity and coverage. The proposed approach has been tested using both a simulated phantom and a clinical liver cancer case, and allows for realistic 4D calculations and optimisation using irregular breathing patterns extracted from e...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627430/changes-in-eosinophil-count-during-bacterial-infection-revisiting-an-old-marker-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-antimicrobial-therapy
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B Davido, S Makhloufi, M Matt, R Calin, O Senard, C Perronne, A Dinh, J Salomon
INTRODUCTION: Eosinopenia as a criterion of sepsis has been the subject of debate for decades. Different authors have proposed different cut-off values. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted from February to August 2016. Hospitalized adults suffering from a bacterial infection with eosinopenia, defined as an eosinophil count <100/mm(3), were included. Patients were divided into two groups according to the first day of effective antimicrobial therapy. They were observed for 5days in order to evaluate whether recovery from eosinopenia was predictive of an appropriate antibiotic regimen...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613975/activation-of-drd5-dopamine-receptor-d5-inhibits-tumor-growth-by-autophagic-cell-death
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Zhi Gen Leng, Shao Jian Lin, Ze Rui Wu, Yu Hang Guo, Lin Cai, Han Bing Shang, Hao Tang, Ya Jun Xue, Mei Qing Lou, Wenxiu Zhao, Wei-Dong Le, Wei Guo Zhao, Xun Zhang, Zhe Bao Wu
Dopamine agonists such as bromocriptine and cabergoline have been successfully used in the treatment of pituitary prolactinomas and other neuroendocrine tumors. However, their therapeutic mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study we demonstrated that DRD5 (dopamine receptor D5) agonists were potent inhibitors of pituitary tumor growth. We further found that DRD5 activation increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), inhibited the MTOR pathway, induced macroautophagy/autophagy, and led to autophagic cell death (ACD) in vitro and in vivo...
June 14, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603222/bovine-embryo-induces-an-anti-inflammatory-response-in-uterine-epithelial-cells-and-immune-cells-in-vitro-possible-involvement-of-interferon-tau-as-an-intermediator
#17
Anup K Talukder, Mohamed S Yousef, Mohammad B Rashid, Kensuke Awai, Tomas J Acosta, Takashi Shimizu, Kiyoshi Okuda, Masayuki Shimada, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Akio Miyamoto
Recent observations suggest that the bovine uterus starts to react to the early embryo immediately after its arrival from the oviduct. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of the early developing embryo on the immune-related gene profile in bovine uterine epithelial cells (BUECs) in vitro, and to further examine the impact of conditioned media (CM), either from embryo-BUEC co-culture or embryo culture alone, on gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). First, BUECs were co-cultured with morulae (n = 10) for D5-D9 (D0 = IVF), and gene expression in BUECs was analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595643/planning-strategies-for-inter-fractional-robustness-in-pancreatic-patients-treated-with-scanned-carbon-therapy
#18
Vania Batista, Daniel Richter, Stephanie E Combs, Oliver Jäkel
BACKGROUND: Managing inter-fractional anatomy changes is a challenging task in radiotherapy of pancreatic tumors, especially in scanned carbon-ion delivery. This treatment planning study aims to focus on clinically feasible solutions, such as the beam angle selection and margin design to increase the robustness against inter-fractional uncertainties. METHODS: This study included 10 patients with weekly 3D-CT imaging and physician-approved Clinical Target Volume (CTV)...
June 8, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585489/evaluation-of-the-radiation-dose-volume-effects-of-optic-nerves-and-chiasm-by-psychophysical-electrophysiologic-tests-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Ozlem Ozkaya Akagunduz, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Deniz Yalman, Berna Yuce, Elif Demirkilinc Biler, Filiz Afrashi, Mustafa Esassolak
PURPOSE: To evaluate the radiation dose-volume effects of optic nerves and chiasm by visual psychophysical, electrophysiologic tests, and optical coherence tomography in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of visual tests including visual acuity, visual field, contrast sensitivity, visual evoked potential, and optical coherence tomography were administered to 20 patients with locally advanced (T3-T4) nasopharyngeal carcinoma who were treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580949/upregulated-energy-metabolism-in-the-drosophila-mushroom-body-is-the-trigger-for-long-term-memory
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Pierre-Yves Plaçais, Éloïse de Tredern, Lisa Scheunemann, Séverine Trannoy, Valérie Goguel, Kyung-An Han, Guillaume Isabel, Thomas Preat
Efficient energy use has constrained the evolution of nervous systems. However, it is unresolved whether energy metabolism may resultantly regulate major brain functions. Our observation that Drosophila flies double their sucrose intake at an early stage of long-term memory formation initiated the investigation of how energy metabolism intervenes in this process. Cellular-resolution imaging of energy metabolism reveals a concurrent elevation of energy consumption in neurons of the mushroom body, the fly's major memory centre...
June 5, 2017: Nature Communications
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