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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651421/-effects-of-change-in-the-activity-of-vacuolar-adenosine-triphosphatase-of-myocardial-lysosome-on-myocardial-damage-in-rats-after-severe-burn-and-its-mechanism
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X P Yan, D X Zhang, T T Yan, Q Zhang, J Z Jia, Y S Huang
Objective: To explore the effects of change of activity of vacuolar adenosine triphosphatase (V-ATPase) of myocardial lysosome on myocardial damage in rats after severe burn and its mechanism. Methods: The myocardial lysosomes were extracted from the hearts of 12 SD rats with ultra-high speed gradient density centrifugation, then Western blotting and transmission electron microscope observation were conducted for identification. One hundred and twenty rats were divided into pure burn group, ATP group, normal control group, and bafilomycin group according to the random number table, with 30 rats in each group...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651206/an-investigation-of-the-role-of-defect-levels-on-the-radiation-response-of-synthetic-diamond-crystals-when-used-as-sensors-for-the-detection-of-mammography-x-rays
#2
Nicholas Ade
This study evaluates the role of defects on the performances of synthetic diamond sensors on exposure to mammography X-rays. Through systematic investigations, the main cause of instability of response of examined sensors necessitating pre-irradiation was isolated and ascribed to the presence of ambient light which has the effect of emptying shallow trapping levels. The changes in response between measurements in light and dark conditions varied from 2.8 ± 1.2% to 63.0 ± 0.3%. Sensitivities between 0.4 and 6...
June 17, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651176/forensic-applications-of-direct-analysis-in-real-time-dart-coupled-to-q-orbitrap-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-in-situ-analysis-of-pigments-from-paint-evidence
#3
Tai-Hung Chen, Shu-Pao Wu
The accurate examination of paint fragments obtained from an accident, such as those obtained from vehicles involved in a hit-and-run case, is often critical in forensic investigations. However, organic pigments are typically minor components of automotive coatings, which makes discrimination difficult. In this study, direct analysis in real time coupled to Q-orbitrap tandem mass spectrometry (DART-MS) was employed to detect a wide range of common organic pigments in vehicle paints. Twelve common organic pigments used in vehicle paints, such as red, yellow, orange, and purple, were tested, and a database was constructed for future examinations of vehicle paint...
June 9, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651084/treatment-of-food-waste-recycling-wastewater-using-anaerobic-ceramic-membrane-bioreactor-for-biogas-production-in-mainstream-treatment-process-of-domestic-wastewater
#4
Yeongmi Jeong, Slawomir W Hermanowicz, Chanhyuk Park
A bench-scale anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) equipped with submerged flat-sheet ceramic membranes was operated at mesophilic conditions (30-35 °C) treating domestic wastewater (DWW) supplemented with food wasterecycling wastewater (FRW) to increase the organic loading rate (OLR) for better biogas production. Coupling ceramic membrane filtration with AnMBR treatment provides an alternative strategy for high organic wastewater treatment at short hydraulic retention times (HRTs) with the potential benefits of membrane fouling because they have a high hydrophilicity and more robust at extreme conditions...
June 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651054/importance-and-nature-of-short-range-excitonic-interactions-in-light-harvesting-complexes-and-organic-semiconductors
#5
Rocco Peter Fornari, Patrick Rowe, Daniele Padula, Alessandro Troisi
The singlet excitonic coupling between many pairs of chromophores is evaluated in three different Light Harvesting Complexes (LHCs) and two organic semiconductors (amorphous and crystalline). This large database of structures is used to assess the relative importance of short-range (exchange, overlap, orbital) and long-range (Coulombic) excitonic coupling. We find that atomic transition charges can introduce systematic errors on the Coulombic coupling and that the dipole-dipole interaction fails to capture the true Coulombic coupling even at intermolecular distances of up to 50 Å...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651045/photoinduced-charge-transfer-versus-fragmentation-pathways-in-lanthanum-cyclopentadienyl-complexes
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Yulun Han, Qingguo Meng, Bakhtiyor Rasulev, P Stanley May, Mary T Berry, Dmitri S Kilin
This study compares two competing pathways of photoexcitations in gas-phase metal-organic complexes: first, a sequence of phonon-assisted electronic transitions leading to dissipation of the energy of photoexcitations and second, a sequence of light-driven electronic transitions leading to photolysis. Phonon-assisted charge carrier dynamics is investigated by combination of the density matrix formalism and on-the-fly nonadiabatic couplings. Light-driven fragmentation is modeled by a time-dependent excited-state molecular dynamics (TDESMD) algorithm based on Rabi theory and principles similar to the trajectory surface hopping approximation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650959/peridomestic-aedes-malayensis-and-aedes-albopictus-are-capable-vectors-of-arboviruses-in-cities
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Ian H Mendenhall, Menchie Manuel, Mahesh Moorthy, Theodore T M Lee, Dolyce H W Low, Dorothée Missé, Duane J Gubler, Brett R Ellis, Eng Eong Ooi, Julien Pompon
BACKGROUND: Dengue and chikungunya are global re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases. In Singapore, sustained vector control coupled with household improvements reduced domestic mosquito populations for the past 45 years, particularly the primary vector Aedes aegypti. However, while disease incidence was low for the first 30 years following vector control implementation, outbreaks have re-emerged in the past 15 years. Epidemiological observations point to the importance of peridomestic infection in areas not targeted by control programs...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650953/de-novo-paternal-fbn1-mutation-detected-in-embryos-before-implantation
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Shuling Wang, Ziru Niu, Hui Wang, Minyue Ma, Wei Zhang, Shu Fang Wang, Jun Wang, Hong Yan, Yifan Liu, Na Duan, Xiandong Zhang, Yuanqing Yao
BACKGROUND Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the Fibrillin (FBN)1 gene and characterized by disorders in the cardiovascular, skeletal, and visual systems. The diversity of mutations and phenotypic heterogeneity of MFS make prenatal molecular diagnoses difficult. In this study, we used pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to identify the pathogenic mutation in a male patient with MFS and to determine whether his offspring would be free of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS The history and pedigree of the proband were analyzed...
June 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650900/a-high-throughput-hplc-ms-ms-assay-for-the-detection-quantification-and-simultaneous-structural-confirmation-of-136-drugs-and-metabolites-in-human-urine
#9
Jacek Klepacki, Baharak Davari, Marion Boulet, Ryan Lizarraga, Uwe Christians
BACKGROUND: Due to its superior sensitivity and specificity, multi-analyte high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) has become the gold standard in clinical toxicology. Although several qualitative and quantitative LC-MS/MS assays on various mass spectrometry platforms have been described in the literature, the majority of these methods either analyze only a limited number of compounds, and/or require tedious and time-consuming sample preparation...
June 22, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650741/microbial-culturomics-application-for-global-health-noncontiguous-finished-genome-sequence-and-description-of-pseudomonas-massiliensis-strain-cb-1-t-sp-nov-in-brazil
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Lucie Bardet, Teresa Cimmino, Clémence Buffet, Caroline Michelle, Jaishriram Rathored, Fatalmoudou Tandina, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Saber Khelaifia, Jônatas Abrahão, Didier Raoult, Jean-Marc Rolain
Culturomics is a new postgenomics field that explores the microbial diversity of the human gut coupled with taxono-genomic strategy. Culturomics, and the microbiome science more generally, are anticipated to transform global health diagnostics and inform the ways in which gut microbial diversity contributes to human health and disease, and by extension, to personalized medicine. Using culturomics, we report in this study the description of strain CB1(T) ( = CSUR P1334 = DSM 29075), a new species isolated from a stool specimen from a 37-year-old Brazilian woman...
June 26, 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650653/growth-and-metabolic-responses-of-rice-oryza-sativa-l-cultivated-in-phosphorus-deficient-soil-amended-with-tio2-nanoparticles
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Zahra Zahra, Naima Waseem, Rubab Zahra, Hwanhui Lee, Mohsin Ali Badshah, Arshad Mehmood, Hyung-Kyoon Choi, Muhammad Arshad
Plants have natural ability to withstand stress conditions through metabolic adjustments. The present study aimed at investigating effects of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) application (0, 25, 50, 150, 250, 500 and 750 mg kg-1) in phosphorus deficient soil in terms of growth responses, P contents and metabolic alterations in rice. TiO2 NPs application increased shoot length up to 14.5%. Phosphorus contents in rice roots, shoots, and grains were increased by 2.6-, 2.4-, and 1.3-fold, respectively at 750 mg kg-1 of TiO2 NPs...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650650/prodrugs-of-pyrazolo-3-4-d-pyrimidines-from-library-synthesis-to-evaluation-as-potential-anticancer-agents-in-an-orthotopic-glioblastoma-model
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Giulia Vignaroli, Giulia Iovenitti, Claudio Zamperini, Federica Coniglio, Pierpaolo Calandro, Alessio Molinari, Anna Lucia Fallacara, Andrea Sartucci, Alessia Calgani, David Colecchia, Andrea Mancini, Claudio Festuccia, Elena Dreassi, Massimo Valoti, Francesca Musumeci, Mario Chiariello, Adriano Angelucci, Maurizio Botta, Silvia Schenone
Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines are potent protein kinase inhibitors with promising antitumor activity but suboptimal aqueous solubility, consequently worth to be further optimized. Herein, we present the one-pot two-step procedure for the synthesis of a set of pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine prodrugs (1a-9a,e) with higher aqueous solubility and enhanced pharmacokinetic and therapeutic properties. ADME studies demonstrated for the most promising prodrugs a better aqueous solubility, a favorable hydrolysis in human and murine serum and an increased ability to cross cell membranes with respect to the parental drugs, explaining their better 24h in vitro cytotoxicity against human glioblastoma U87 cell line...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650641/a-discovery-of-strong-metal-support-bonding-in-nano-engineered-au-fe3o4-dumbbell-like-nanoparticles-by-in-situ-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Chang Wan Han, Tej Choksi, Cory Adam Milligan, Paulami Majumdar, Michael J Manto, Yanran Cui, Xiahan Sang, Raymond R Unocic, Dmitry Y Zemlyanov, Chao Wang, Fabio H Ribeiro, Jeffrey Greeley, Volkan Ortalan
The strength of metal-support bonding in heterogeneous catalysts determines their thermal stability, therefore, a tremendous amount of effort has been expended to understand metal-support interactions. Herein, we report the discovery of an anomalous "strong metal-support bonding" between gold nanoparticles and "nano-engineered" Fe3O4 substrates by in-situ microscopy. During in-situ vacuum annealing of Au-Fe3O4 dumbbell-like nanoparticles, synthesized by the epitaxial growth of nano-Fe3O4 on Au nanoparticles, the gold nanoparticles transform into the gold thinfilms and wet the surface of nano-Fe3O4, as the surface reduction of nano-Fe3O4 proceeds...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650637/a-dft-tddft-study-on-the-sensing-mechanism-of-a-fluorescent-probe-for-hydrogen-sulfide-excited-state-intramolecular-proton-transfer-coupled-twisted-intramolecular-charge-transfer
#14
Yang Li, Tian-Shu Chu
By using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) methods, the sensing mechanism of a fluorescent probe 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl) benzothiazole (HBT) derivative HBTPP-S for hydrogen sulfide has been thoroughly studied. The thiolysis reaction has a moderate reaction barrier of 18.40 kcal mol-1, which indicates that the hydrogen sulfide sensing process has a favorable response speed. Due to the non-radiative donor-excited photoinduced electron transfer (d-PET, fluorophore as the electron donor) from the excited HBTPP group to the electron-withdrawing 2,4-dinitrophenyl group, as well as the inhibition of the proton transfer (PT) and the excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) process by 2,4-dinitrophenyl group, the probe HBTPP-S is essentially non-fluorescent...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650620/influence-of-the-disposition-of-the-anisotropy-axes-into-the-magnetic-properties-of-mn-iii-dinuclear-compounds-with-benzoato-derivative-bridges
#15
Beltzane Garcia-Cirera, Silvia Gómez-Coca, Mercè Font-Bardia, Eliseo Ruiz, Montserrat Corbella
The two new Mn(III) dinuclear compounds [{Mn(H2O)(phen)}2(μ-4-CH3C6H4COO)2(μ-O)](ClO4)2·3CH3CN·H2O (1·3CH3CN·H2O) and [{Mn(H2O)(phen)}(μ-O)(μ-2-BrC6H4COO)2{Mn(NO3)(phen)}]NO3 (2) have been synthesized. Their structural data reveal significant differences in the shape of the coordination octahedron around the Mn(III) ions in both compounds. The different distortions from ideal geometry incite a very different magnetic behavior, affecting both the zero-field splitting parameters of the Mn(III) ions (DMn and EMn) and the magnetic interaction between them...
June 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650612/superionic-conductivity-of-sm3-pr3-and-nd3-triple-doped-ceria-through-bulk-and-surface-two-step-doping-approach
#16
Yanyan Liu, Liangdong Fan, Yixiao Cai, Wei Zhang, Baoyuan Wang, Bin Zhu
Sufficiently high oxygen ion conductivity of electrolyte is critical for good performance of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs). Notably, material conductivity, reliability and manufacture cost are the major barriers hindering LT-SOFC commercialization. Generally, surface properties control the physical and chemical functionalities of materials. Hereby, we report a Sm3+, Pr3+ and Nd3+ triple-doped ceria, exhibiting the highest ionic conductivity among reported doped-ceria oxides, 0.125 S cm-1 at 600 oC...
June 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650506/oxidative-dual-c-h-thiolation-of-imidazopyridines-with-ethers-or-alkanes-using-elemental-sulphur
#17
Jun-Rong Zhang, Yan-Yan Liao, Jian-Chao Deng, Kai-Ying Feng, Min Zhang, Yun-Yun Ning, Zi-Wei Lin, Ri-Yuan Tang
Dual C-H thiolation reactions using elemental sulphur remain a challenge. This communication discloses an oxidative radical dual sp(2)/sp(3) C-H thiolation strategy for the coupling of imidazopyridines with ethers or alkanes using elemental sulphur.
June 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650498/two-step-fret-mediated-metal-ion-induced-signalling-responses-in-a-probe-appended-with-three-fluorophores
#18
Biswonath Biswal, Ajoy Pal, Bamaprasad Bag
A tri-fluorophoric molecular probe (1) with three different derivatized fluorophores, i.e. anthracene (An), 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazole (NBD) and rhodamine-B (Rh) appended on to a Tren [tris-(2-aminoethyl)amine] receptor was demonstrated to exhibit metal ion induced ratiometric fluorescence signalling through the initiation of a two-step fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process owing to a compatible and substantial spectral overlap of electronic absorption and fluorescence of initial donor-intermediate donor/acceptor-final acceptor pairs...
June 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650492/exploiting-the-biosynthetic-machinery-of-streptomyces-pilosus-to-engineer-a-water-soluble-zirconium-iv-chelator
#19
Tomas Richardson-Sanchez, William Tieu, Michael P Gotsbacher, Thomas J Telfer, Rachel Codd
The water solubility of a natural product-inspired octadentate hydroxamic acid chelator designed to coordinate Zr(iv)-89 has been improved by using a combined microbiological-chemical approach to engineer four ether oxygen atoms into the main-chain region of a methylene-containing analogue. First, an analogue of the trimeric hydroxamic acid desferrioxamine B (DFOB) that contained three main-chain ether oxygen atoms (DFOB-O3) was generated from cultures of the native DFOB-producer Streptomyces pilosus supplemented with oxybis(ethanamine) (OBEA), which competed against the native 1,5-diaminopentane (DP) substrate during DFOB assembly...
June 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650477/video-rate-volumetric-ca-2-imaging-across-cortex-using-seeded-iterative-demixing-sid-microscopy
#20
Tobias Nöbauer, Oliver Skocek, Alejandro J Pernía-Andrade, Lukas Weilguny, Francisca Martínez Traub, Maxim I Molodtsov, Alipasha Vaziri
Light-field microscopy (LFM) is a scalable approach for volumetric Ca(2+) imaging with high volumetric acquisition rates (up to 100 Hz). Although the technology has enabled whole-brain Ca(2+) imaging in semi-transparent specimens, tissue scattering has limited its application in the rodent brain. We introduce seeded iterative demixing (SID), a computational source-extraction technique that extends LFM to the mammalian cortex. SID can capture neuronal dynamics in vivo within a volume of 900 × 900 × 260 μm located as deep as 380 μm in the mouse cortex or hippocampus at a 30-Hz volume rate while discriminating signals from neurons as close as 20 μm apart, at a computational cost three orders of magnitude less than that of frame-by-frame image reconstruction...
June 26, 2017: Nature Methods
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