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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144762/enhancement-of-co-evolution-by-modification-of-ga2o3-with-rare-earth-elements-for-the-photocatalytic-conversion-of-co2-by-h2o
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Hiroyuki Tatsumi, Kentaro Teramura, Zeai Huang, Zheng Wang, Hiroyuki Asakura, Saburo Hosokawa, Tsunehiro Tanaka
Modification of the surface of Ga2O3 with rare-earth elements enhanced the evolution of CO as a reduction product in the photocatalytic conversion of CO2 using H2O as an electron donor under UV irradiation in aqueous NaHCO3 as a pH buffer, with the rare-earth species functioning as a CO2 capture and storage material. Isotope experiments using (13)CO2 as a substrate clearly revealed that CO was generated from the introduced gaseous CO2. In the presence of the NaHCO3 additive, the rare-earth (RE) species on the Ga2O3 surface are transformed into carbonate hydrates (RE2(CO3)3•nH2O) and/or hydroxycarbonates (RE2(OH)2(3-x)(CO3)x) which are decomposed upon photoirradiation...
November 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143829/spectral-properties-of-ionic-benzotristhiazole-based-donor-acceptor-nlo-phores-in-polymer-matrices-and-their-one-and-two-photon-cellular-imaging-ability
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M Danko, P Hrdlovič, A Martinická, A Benda, M Cigáň
A series of ionic benzotristhiazolium (BTT) push-pull chromophores, with different nitrogen donor groups and different lengths of conjugated bridges, was successfully doped in polar polymer matrices (PVC and PSS). The spectral (photophysical) properties of their low concentration thin polymeric films are compared with those in solution and are discussed in terms of matrix polarity/viscosity influence, specific polymer-chromophore interaction, structure-spectral property relationship and Twisted Intramolecular Charge-Transfer (TICT) state formation...
November 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143282/hypomethylating-agents-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-relapse-after-allogeneic-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Thomas Schroeder, Christina Rautenberg, Rainer Haas, Ulrich Germing, Guido Kobbe
Despite the curative potential of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), many patients will relapse. Until recently therapeutic options mainly consisted of palliative care, chemotherapy, donor lymphocyte infusions and second transplantation in selected cases. Still many patients either do not tolerate intensive therapies or do not achieve durable remissions and will finally succumb. Given this unmet medical need the hypomethylating agents (HMA), Azacitidine (Aza) and Decitabine (DAC) have been tested as salvage therapy in patients with myeloid malignancies relapsing after allo-SCT...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143010/exploring-what-prompts-itic-to-become-a-superior-acceptor-in-organic-solar-cell-by-combining-molecular-dynamics-simulation-with-quantum-chemistry-calculation
#4
Qing-Qing Pan, Shuang-Bao Li, Ying-Chen Duan, Yong Wu, Ji Zhang, Yun Geng, Liang Zhao, Zhong-Min Su
The interface characteristic is a crucial factor determining the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells (OSCs). In this work, our aim is to conduct a comparative study on the interface characteristics between the very famous non-fullerene acceptor, ITIC, and a fullerene acceptor, PC71BM by combining molecular dynamics simulations with density functional theory. Based on some typical interface models of the acceptor ITIC or PC71BM and the donor PBDB-T selected from MD simulation, besides the evaluation of charge separation/recombination rates, the relative positions of Frenkel exciton (FE) states and the charge transfer states along with their oscillator strengths are also employed to estimate the charge separation abilities...
November 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142427/cinnamaldehyde-cinnamic-acid-and-cinnamyl-alcohol-the-bioactives-of-cinnamomum-cassia-exhibit-hdac8-inhibitory-activity-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
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Mangesh Patil, Amit S Choudhari, Savita Pandita, Md Ataul Islam, Prerna Raina, Ruchika Kaul-Ghanekar
Background: The altered expression of histone deacetylase family member 8 (HDAC8) has been found to be linked with various cancers, thereby making its selective inhibition a potential strategy in cancer therapy. Recently, plant secondary metabolites, particularly phenolic compounds, have been shown to possess HDAC inhibitory activity. Objective: In the present work, we have evaluated the potential of cinnamaldehyde (CAL), cinnamic acid (CA), and cinnamyl alcohol (CALC) (bioactives of Cinnamomum) as well as aqueous cinnamon extract (ACE), to inhibit HDAC8 activity in vitro and in silico...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140601/pilot-study-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-with-hcc-exceeding-milan-criteria-bclc-extended-criteria
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Josep M Llovet, Mihai Pavel, Jordi Rimola, Maria Alba Diaz, Jordi Colmenero, David Saavedra, Constantino Fondevila, Carmen Ayuso, Josep Fuster, Pere Ginès, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos Garcia Valdecasas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond Milan criteria might obtain acceptable survival outcomes after liver transplantation. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as a feasible alternative to overcome the paucity of donors. METHODS: In 2001 we started a protocol for LDLT in Child A-B patients with HCC fulfilling a set of criteria - the BCLC expanded criteria- that expanded the conventional indications of transplantation: 1 tumor ≤ 7cm, 5 tumors ≤ 3cm, 3 tumors ≤ 5cm without macrovascular invasion or down-staging to Milan after loco-regional therapies...
November 15, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140561/interaction-among-smoking-status-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-markers-of-systemic-inflammation-in-healthy-individuals
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Thitiya Luetragoon, Lars Erik Rutqvist, Orathai Tangvarasittichai, Bengt-Åke Andersson, Sture Löfgren, Kanchana Usuwanthim, Nongnit Laytragoon Lewin
Cigarette smoke contains toxic and carcinogenic substances that contribute to the development of cancer and various diseases. Genetic variation might be important because not all smokers develop smoking-related disease. The current study addressed the possible interactions among selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes related to systemic inflammation, smoking status, the levels of circulating immune response cells and plasma biomarkers of systemic inflammation. Sixty-four healthy blood donors were recruited, of whom 31 were current smokers and 33 were never-users of tobacco products, references...
November 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140390/a-carboxylated-graphene-nanodisks-glucose-oxidase-nanotags-and-mn-cds-tio2-matrix-based-dual-signal-amplification-strategy-for-ultrasensitive-photoelectrochemical-detection-of-tumor-markers
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Jie Song, Shuo Wu, Xinlan Yang, Jingli Yuan
Graphene nanodisks with good conductivity and plenty of edge sites were synthesized to load glucose oxidase (GRD-GOD) and coupled with a Mn(2+) doped CdS quantum dot (QD) modified TiO2 electrode (CdS:Mn/TiO2) for a highly sensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunoassay. The specific immune-recognition behaviour can bring the GRD-GOD labelled antigen into the antibody immobilized CdS:Mn/TiO2 interface and dramatically enhance the photocurrent response via a dual signal amplification strategy. First, graphene nanodisks with a strong electron transfer capacity can improve the conductivity of both the insulating protein layers and the CdS:Mn/TiO2 matrix, thus facilitating the regeneration of trapped carriers and hot electrons in the CdS:Mn QD films and enhancing the PEC performance...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139569/lipase-catalyzed-enantioselective-transesterification-of-prochiral-1-1-3-dihydroxypropan-2-yloxy-methyl-5-6-7-8-tetrahydroquinazoline-2-4-1h-3h-dione-in-ionic-liquids
#9
Renata Kołodziejska, Renata Studzińska, Hanna Pawluk
The application of ionic liquids as solvents for transesterification of prochiral pirymidine acyclonucleoside using lipase (EC 3.1.1.3) Amano PS from Burkholderia cepacia (BCL) is reported. The effect of using medium reaction, acyl group donor, and temperature on the activity and enantioselectivity of BCL was studied. From the investigated ionic solvents, the hydrophobic ionic liquid [BMIM]PF6 ] was the preferred medium for enzymatic reactions. However, the best result was obtained in the mixture [BMIM][PF6 ]:TBME (1:1 v/v) at 50°C...
November 15, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137595/study-of-bacterial-infections-among-patients-receiving-kidney-transplant-in-mashhad-iran
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Davood Mansury, Azad Khaledi, Kiarash Ghazvini, Mahin Ghorban Sabbagh, Hosna Zare, Mohammad Hossein Rokni-Hosseini, Hossein Vazini
OBJECTIVES: Over the past 2 decades, significant advances have been made in the management of infections after transplant; however, transplant recipients are still at high risk of infectious complications. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of bacterial infections and antimicrobial resistance patterns in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 356 patients who received kidney transplants, regardless of the underlying disease, from 2013 to 2015 at the Montaserieh Transplant Hospital (Mashhad, Iran)...
November 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137392/selective-secretion-of-micrornas-from-lung-cancer-cells-via-extracellular-vesicles-promotes-camk1d-mediated-tube-formation-in-endothelial-cells
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James Lawson, Christopher Dickman, Sara MacLellan, Rebecca Towle, James Jabalee, Stephen Lam, Cathie Garnis
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key signaling mediators between cancer cells and their supporting stroma, and regulate critical processes such as invasion, metastases, and angiogenesis. We have identified a subset of miRNAs (miR-142-3p, miR-143-3p, miR-145-5p, miR-150-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-451a, miR-486-5p, miR-605-5p) that are enriched in lung adenocarcinoma extracellular vesicles compared to the donor cells from which they were derived. Two well-known tumor suppressors, miR-143-3p and miR-145-5p, were also enriched in serum samples collected during surgery from blood vessels draining directly from lung adenocarcinoma tumor beds...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136584/unprecedented-chemosensing-behavior-of-novel-tetra-substituted-benzimidazole-zinc-ii-phthalocynine-for-selective-detection-of-bi-3-ion-synthesis-characterization-and-ros-generation
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Azeem Ullah, Faheem Shah, Imran Khan, Muhammad Anwar, Kiramat Shah, Munira Taj Muhammad, Farid Ahmad
In this work, synthesis of novel symmetrical 4-(2-bromo-4-(5-bromo-1H-benzo[d] imidazol-2-yl) phenoxy) tetra substituted zinc phthalocyanine has been reported. The novel benzimidazole zinc phthlocynine compound (3) has been characterized by MALDI-TOF MS, FT-IR, UV-vis, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. This new compound 3 displayed excellent selectivity towards Bi(3+) ion in the presence of other competitive ions including Ca(2+), Cd(2+), Co(2+) Cu(2+), Fe(3+), Hg(2+), Sn(2+), Mg(2+), Na(+), Ni(2+) and Pb(2+) respectively...
November 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136524/anticancer-metal-n-heterocyclic-carbene-complexes-of-gold-platinum-and-palladium
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REVIEW
Taotao Zou, Chun-Nam Lok, Pui-Ki Wan, Zhi-Feng Zhang, Sin-Ki Fung, Chi-Ming Che
Transition metal compounds are a rich source for anticancer drug development. Judicious application of coordination ligands is a critical success factor in the design of effective anti-tumor compounds. N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) are stable ligands that have strong donor strengths in stabilizing metal ions and versatility in structural modifications to provide diverse scaffolds for biological molecular targeting. Remarkable advances have been achieved in the development of metal NHC complexes as anticancer as well as theranostic agents...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136325/primary-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-incidence-trends-and-associated-risk-factors
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Alina Nicoara, David Ruffin, Mary Cooter, Chetan B Patel, Annemarie Thompson, Jacob Schroeder, Mani A Daneshmand, Adrian F Hernandez, Joseph G Rogers, Mihai V Podgoreanu, Madhav Swaminathan, Adam Kretzer, Mark Stafford-Smith, Carmelo A Milano, Raquel R Bartz
Changes in heart transplant (HT) donor and recipient demographics may influence the incidence of primary graft dysfunction (PGD). We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate PGD incidence, trends, and associated risk factors by analyzing consecutive adult patients who underwent HT between January 2009 and December 2014 at our institution. Patients were categorized as having PGD using the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation defined criteria. Variables, including clinical and demographic characteristics of donors and recipients, were selected to assess their independent association with PGD...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136172/assessing-the-contraceptive-supply-environment-in-kinshasa-drc-trend-data-from-pma2020
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S Babazadeh, S Lea, P Kayembe, P Akilimali, L Eitmann, P Anglewicz, J Bertrand
Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a population-based and facility-based survey program conducted in 11 countries to track contraceptive use dynamics and the supply environment. Annual data collection provides trend data unavailable from any other source. Two-stage cluster sampling was used to select 58 enumeration areas in Kinshasa; data were collected in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from three to six service delivery points (SDPs) per EA. Of the 228-248 SDPs surveyed each year, only two-thirds reported to offer family planning (FP) services...
November 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133549/pharmacokinetics-and-exposure-response-analysis-of-rg7667-a-combination-of-two-anti-cytomegalovirus-monoclonal-antibodies-in-a-phase-2a-randomized-trial-to-prevent-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-high-risk-kidney-transplant-recipients
#16
Rong Deng, Yehong Wang, Mauricio Maia, Tracy Burgess, Jacqueline M McBride, X Charlene Liao, Jorge A Tavel, William D Hanley
BACKGROUND: RG7667, a novel combination of two anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) monoclonal IgG1 antibodies (MCMV5322A and MCMV3068A), was designed to block CMV entry into host cells. It was developed as a potential therapy for preventing CMV infection and disease in transplant recipients. METHODS: In a Phase 2a trial in CMV-seronegative recipients of kidney transplants from CMV-seropositive donors, RG7667 was assessed for preventing CMV infection. Patients received 4 intravenous doses of RG7667 (10 mg/kg of each antibody, n=60) or placebo (n=60) at time of transplant, and 1, 4, and 8 weeks post transplant...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133036/1-2-4-thiadiazolidin-3-5-diones-as-novel-hydrogen-sulfide-donors
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Beatrice Severino, Angela Corvino, Ferdinando Fiorino, Paolo Luciano, Francesco Frecentese, Elisa Magli, Irene Saccone, Paola Di Vaio, Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Luigi Servillo, Rosario Casale, Giuseppe Cirino, Valentina Vellecco, Mariarosaria Bucci, Elisa Perissutti, Vincenzo Santagada, Giuseppe Caliendo
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous modulator that plays significant physio-pathological roles in several biological systems. In this research field there is a large interest in developing selective CBS and CSE inhibitors and H2S releasing moieties, that could be either used as therapeutic agents or linked to known drugs. One of the major problem is the limited availability of chemicals that ensure a controlled release of H2S in vitro as well in vivo. Aiming to obtain novel H2S donors, whose release properties could be appropriately modulated, we have synthesized a series of 1,2,4-thiadiazolidine-3,5-diones (THIA 1-10) as innovative donors that could release H2S in controlled manner...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132985/validation-of-kdri-kdpi-for-the-selection-of-expanded-criteria-kidney-donors
#18
Juan Antonio Retamero Díaz, Mercedes Cava Molina, Belen M Cobacho Tornel, Juan Bravo Soto, Antonio Osuna Ortega, Francisco O'Valle Ravassa, Raimundo García Del Moral Garrido
INTRODUCTION: KDRI / KDPI are tools use in kidney donor evaluation. It has been proposed as a substitute of, or complementary to preimplantation renal biopsy. These scores has not been validated in Spain. OBJECTIVE: 1) To investigate the concordance between KDPI and histological scores (preimplantation renal biopsy) and 2) To assess the relationship between KDRI, KDPI and histological score on graft survival in the expanded criteria donors group. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective cohort study from 1 January 1998 until 31 December 2010...
November 10, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132113/fluorometric-detection-of-protein-ligand-engagement-the-case-of-phosphodiesterase5
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Giulia Di Rocco, Ilaria Martinelli, Salvatore Pacifico, Remo Guerrini, Elena Cichero, Paola Fossa, Silvia Franchini, Silvia Cardarelli, Mauro Giorgi, Marco Sola, Glauco Ponterini
Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) regulate the intracellular levels of cAMP and cGMP. The great clinical success of the PDE5 inhibitors, Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Levitra) and Tadalafil (Cialis) has led to an increasing interest for this class of enzymes. Recent studies have shown a correlation between tumor growth and PDE5 overexpression, making PDE5-selective inhibitors promising candidates for cancer treatment. The search for such inhibitors rests today on radioactive assays. In this work, we exploit the conserved catalytic domain of the enzyme and propose a faster and safer method for detecting the binding of ligands and evaluate their affinities...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131517/a-postmortem-study-of-frontal-and-temporal-gyri-thickness-and-cell-number-in-human-obesity
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Erick Gómez-Apo, Adrián García-Sierra, Juan Silva-Pereyra, Virgilia Soto-Abraham, Alejandra Mondragón-Maya, Verónica Velasco-Vales, Linda S Pescatello
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare cortex thickness and neuronal cell density in postmortem brain tissue from people with overweight or obesity and normal weight. METHODS: The cortex thickness and neuron density of eight donors with overweight or obesity (mean = 31.6 kg/m(2) ; SD = 4.35; n = 8; 6 male) and eight donors with normal weight (mean = 21.8 kg/m(2) ; SD = 1.5; n = 8; 5 male) were compared. All participants were Mexican and lived in Mexico City...
November 13, 2017: Obesity
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