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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820980/isotope-fractionation-in-phase-transfer-processes-under-thermodynamic-and-kinetic-control-implications-for-diffusive-fractionation-in-aqueous-solution
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Frank-Dieter Kopinke, Anett Georgi, Ulf Roland
Diffusive isotope fractionation of organic compounds in aqueous solution was investigated by means of liquid-liquid and liquid-gas partitioning experiments under kinetic control. The two-film model was used to describe phase-transfer kinetics. It assumes the diffusion of solutes across a stagnant water boundary layer as the rate-controlling step. For all investigated solutes (benzene-D0 and -D6, toluene-D0, -D5, and -D8, cyclohexane-D0 and -D12), there was no significant observable fractionation effect between nondeuterated and perdeuterated isotopologues, resulting in a ratio of diffusion coefficients Dlight: Dheavy=1...
August 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811591/alteration-of-sheep-coat-color-pattern-by-disruption-of-asip-gene-via-crispr-cas9
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Xuemei Zhang, Wenrong Li, Chenxi Liu, Xinrong Peng, Jiapeng Lin, Sangang He, Xuejiao Li, Bing Han, Ning Zhang, Yangsheng Wu, Lei Chen, Liqin Wang, MaYila, Juncheng Huang, Mingjun Liu
Coat color is an important characteristic and economic trait in domestic sheep. Aiming at alteration of Chinese merino sheep coat color by genome manipulation, we disrupted sheep agouti signaling protein gene by CRISPR/Cas9. A total of seven indels were identified in 5 of 6 born lambs. Each targeted lamb happened at least two kinds of modifications, and targeted lambs with multiple modifications displayed variety of coat color patterns. Three lambs with 4 bp deletion showed badgerface with black body coat color in two lambs, and brown coat color with light ventral pigmentation in another one...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806496/anterior-superior-alveolar-nerve-injury-after-extended-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-a-preclinical-study-to-predict-neurological-morbidity
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Alberto Schreiber, Davide Mattavelli, Marco Ferrari, Vittorio Rampinelli, Davide Lancini, Marco Ravanelli, Giacomo Bertazzoni, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Barbara Buffoli, Francesco Doglietto, Piero Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic medial maxillectomies (EMMs) are used to optimize exposure of the maxillary sinus and retromaxillary areas. Although in type D EMM (Sturmann-Canfield procedure) the anterior superior alveolar nerve (ASAN) is always at risk of injury, only 29% of patients complained of alveolar process and dental anesthesia. The purpose of this anatomical study is to assess the neural anastomotic network of the ASAN (ASAN-NAN) and describe different extensions of type D EMMs in a preclinical setting...
August 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797743/importance-of-a-5-versus-7-day-pill-free-interval-in-a-gnrh-antagonist-protocol-using-corifollitropin-alfa-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-oocyte-donors
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Alicia Pérez-Calvo, Francisca Martínez, Christophe Blockeel, Elisabeth Clúa, Ignacio Rodríguez, Pere N Barri, Buenaventura Coroleu
In this prospective cohort study, oocyte donors were recruited prospectively and assigned to receive corifollitropin alfa: 5 days after pill discontinuation (group D5; 42 donors), or 7 days after pill discontinuation (group D7; 50 donors) in a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist protocol. Fixed additional daily doses of 200 IU recombinent FSH (rFSH) were started after 7 days of corifollitropinalfa, until triggering. No significant differences in basal characteristics were observed between both groups...
July 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794132/an-essential-role-of-high-molecular-weight-kininogen-in-endotoxemia
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Aizhen Yang, Zhanli Xie, Bo Wang, Robert W Colman, Jihong Dai, Yi Wu
In this study, we show that mice lacking high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK) were resistant to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mortality and had significantly reduced circulating LPS levels. Replenishment of HK-deficient mice with human HK recovered the LPS levels and rendered the mice susceptible to LPS-induced mortality. Binding of HK to LPS occurred through the O-polysaccharide/core oligosaccharide, consistent with the ability to bind LPS from K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, S. minnesota, and different E...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793182/an-icosidodecahedral-supramolecule-based-on-pentaphosphaferrocene-from-a-disordered-average-structure-to-individual-isomers
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Manfred Scheer, Claudia Heindl, Eugenia Peresypkina, Barbara Krämer, Alexander Virovets, Birger Dittrich, Mikhail Medvedev, Ivan Bushmarinov
We demonstrate the potential of Cu(CF3SO3) for the construction of the novel 2D polymer [{Cp*Fe(µ4,η5:1:1:1-P5)}{Cu(CF3SO3)}]n (2) as well as of an unprecedented nano-sized sphere (CH2Cl2)1.4@[{CpBnFe(η5-P5)}12{Cu(CF3SO3)}19.6] (3). The supramolecule 3 exhibits a unique scaffold beyond the fullerene topology consisting of 20 copper atoms statistically distributed over 30 vertices of an icosidodecahedron. For the first time, combinatorics was used to provide an interpretation of the average disordered structure of supramolecules...
August 9, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776069/porcine-arteriogenesis-based-on-vasa-vasorum-in-a-novel-semi-acute-occlusion-model-using-high-resolution-imaging
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Jonathan M Harnoss, Florian Krackhardt, Zully Ritter, Susanne Granzow, Dieter Felsenberg, Konrad Neumann, Lilach O Lerman, Fabian Riediger, Philipp Hillmeister, Peter Bramlage, Ivo R Buschmann
Bridging collaterals (BC) develop in several chronic total artery occlusion diseases, and can prevent extensive myocardial necrosis. Yet, their origin, growth process, and histo-morphology are still unclear. Since vasa vasorum (VV) may take part in collateralization, we hypothesized that VV are the basis for BCs. To comprehensively investigate this arteriogenesis process, we used high-resolution imaging, including corrosion casts, post-mortem angiography with stereoscopy, micro-CT, and immunohistology, in combination with a novel semi-acute vessel occlusion model...
August 3, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771368/volatile-methylsiloxanes-and-organophosphate-esters-in-the-eggs-of-european-starlings-sturnus-vulgaris-and-congeneric-gull-species-from-locations-across-canada
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Zhe Lu, Pamela A Martin, Neil M Burgess, Louise Champoux, John E Elliott, Enzo Baressi, Amila O De Silva, Shane de Solla, Robert J Letcher
Volatile methylsiloxanes (VMSs) and organophosphate esters (OPEs) are two suites of chemicals that are of environmental concern as organic contaminants, but little is known about the exposure of wildlife to these contaminants, particularly in birds, in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The present study investigates the spatial distributions of nine cyclic and linear VMSs and seventeen OPEs in the eggs of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), and three congeneric gull species (i.e., herring gull (Larus argentatus), glaucous-winged gull (L...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764963/mapping-the-substrate-scope-of-monoamine-oxidase-mao-n-as-a-synthetic-tool-for-the-enantioselective-synthesis-of-chiral-amines
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Susanne Herter, Florian Medina, Simon Wagschal, Cyril Benhaïm, Friedemann Leipold, Nicholas J Turner
A library of 132 racemic chiral amines (α-substituted methylbenzylamines, benzhydrylamines, 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthylamines (THNs), indanylamines, allylic and homoallylic amines, propargyl amines) was screened against the most versatile monoamine oxidase (MAO-N) variants D5, D9 and D11. MAO-N D9 exhibited the highest activity for most substrates and was applied to the deracemisation of a comprehensive set of selected primary amines. In all cases, excellent enantioselectivity was achieved (e.e. >99%) with moderate to good yields (55-80%)...
July 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760699/modulation-of-the-storage-of-social-recognition-memory-by-neurotransmitter-systems-in-the-insular-cortex
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Lorena E S Cavalcante, Carolina G Zinn, Scheila D Schmidt, Bruna F Saenger, Flávia F Ferreira, Cristiane R G Furini, Jociane C Myskiw, Ivan Izquierdo
The insular cortex (IC) receives projections from prefrontal, entorhinal and cingulate cortex, olfactory bulb and basal nuclei and has reciprocal connections with the amygdala and entorhinal cortex. These connections suggest a possible involvement in memory processes; this has been borne out by data on several behaviors. Social recognition memory (SRM) is essential to form social groups and to establish hierarchies and social and affective ties. Despite its importance, knowledge about the brain structures and the neurotransmitter mechanisms involved in its processing is still scarce...
July 29, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759837/dynamics-of-pre-and-post-insemination-progesterone-profiles-and-insemination-outcomes-determined-by-an-in-line-milk-analysis-system-in-primiparous-and-multiparous-canadian-holstein-cows
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Tony C Bruinjé, Mohanathas Gobikrushanth, Marcos G Colazo, Divakar J Ambrose
The objective was to evaluate in-line milk progesterone (mP4) data to determine dynamics of pre- and post-insemination mP4 profiles and their associations with parity and outcomes of artificial insemination (AI) in Holstein cows. Milk progesterone (ng/mL) was quantified at pre-determined time points before and after AI through an automated in-line milk analysis system (Herd Navigator™, DeLaval International, Tumba, Sweden). Only AI (∼d0; n = 605) preceded by an mP4-decline (at least two samples of mP4 ≥5 ng/mL followed by at least one sample <5 ng/mL; d-2) were evaluated...
May 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758253/mir-182-selectively-targets-hoxa10-in-goat-endometrial-epithelium-cells-in-vitro
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L Zhang, X-R Liu, J-Z Liu, Y-X Song, Z-Q Zhou, B-Y Cao
Proper HOXA10 expression was essential for endometrial receptivity what was crucial for successful embryo implantation in mammalian. This study confirmed that miR-182 regulated the expression levels of HOXA10 by binding to its 3' UTR, selectively downregulated HOXA10 in goat endometrial epithelium cells (gEECs) but not stromal cell (gESCs) in vitro. However, HOXA10 and miR-182 both up-expressed in the goat endometrium at gestational day 15 (D15) compared with gestational day 5 (D5), suggesting that there were some other factors regulated the expression of HOXA10 during the development of goat endometrium in vivo...
July 30, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751737/elucidation-of-the-biosynthetic-pathway-of-cis-jasmone-in-lasiodiplodia-theobromae
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Ryo Matsui, Naruki Amano, Kosaku Takahashi, Yodai Taguchi, Wataru Saburi, Hideharu Mori, Norio Kondo, Kazuhiko Matsuda, Hideyuki Matsuura
In plants, cis-jasmone (CJ) is synthesized from α-linolenic acid (LA) via two biosynthetic pathways using jasmonic acid (JA) and iso-12-oxo-phytodienoic acid (iso-OPDA) as key intermediates. However, there have been no reports documenting CJ production by microorganisms. In the present study, the production of fungal-derived CJ by Lasiodiplodia theobromae was observed for the first time, although this production was not observed for Botrytis cinerea, Verticillium longisporum, Fusarium oxysporum, Gibberella fujikuroi, and Cochliobolus heterostrophus...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751313/5-aminolevulinic-acid-dehydratase-gene-dosage-affects-programmed-cell-death-and-immunity
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Qichao Chai, Xiaoguang Shang, Shuang Wu, Guozhong Zhu, Chaoze Cheng, Caiping Cai, Xinyu Wang, Wangzhen Guo
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an important form to protect plants from pathogen attack. However, plants must precisely control the PCD process under microbe attacks to avoid detrimental effects. The complexity of how plants balance the defense activation and PCD requires further clarification. Lesion mimic mutants constitute an excellent material to study the crosstalk between them. Here, we identified a Gossypium hirsutum lesion mimic mutant (Ghlmm), which exhibits necrotic leaf damage and enhanced disease resistance...
July 27, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739791/protection-of-hamsters-from-mortality-by-reducing-fecal-moxifloxacin-concentration-with-dav131a-in-a-model-of-moxifloxacin-induced-clostridium-difficile-colitis
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Charles Burdet, Sakina Sayah-Jeanne, Thu Thuy Nguyen, Christine Miossec, Nathalie Saint-Lu, Mark Pulse, William Weiss, Antoine Andremont, France Mentré, Jean de Gunzburg
BACKGROUND: Lowering the gut exposure to antibiotics during treatments can prevent microbiota disruption. We evaluated the effect of an activated charcoal-based adsorbent, DAV131A, on fecal free moxifloxacin concentration and mortality in a hamster model of moxifloxacin-induced C. difficile infection. METHODS: 215 hamsters receiving moxifloxacin subcutaneously (D1-D5) were orally infected at D3 with C. difficile spores. They received various doses (0-1800mg/kg/day) and schedules (BID, TID) of DAV131A (D1-D8)...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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
#17
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
#18
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
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