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#1
Jennan A Phillips
Methylene chloride is an industrial solvent used in commercial paint strippers and degreasing agents. This chemical is widely used in consumer products, yet without appropriate protections, exposure may lead to death. Already banned in some countries, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed limiting its use in the United States.
October 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051455/fate-of-chloromethanes-in-the-atmospheric-environment-implications-for-human-health-ozone-formation-and-depletion-and-global-warming-impacts
#2
REVIEW
Wen-Tien Tsai
Among the halogenated hydrocarbons, chloromethanes (i.e., methyl chloride, CH₃Cl; methylene chloride, CH₂Cl₂; chloroform, CHCl₃; and carbon tetrachloride, CCl₄) play a vital role due to their extensive uses as solvents and chemical intermediates. This article aims to review their main chemical/physical properties and commercial/industrial uses, as well as the environment and health hazards posed by them and their toxic decomposition products. The environmental properties (including atmospheric lifetime, radiative efficiency, ozone depletion potential, global warming potential, photochemical ozone creation potential, and surface mixing ratio) of these chlorinated methanes are also reviewed...
September 21, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048492/stability-indicating-uplc-and-tlc-densitometric-methods-for-determination-of-benztropine-mesylate-and-its-carcinogenic-degradation-product
#3
Michel Y Fares, Nada S Abdelwahab, Maha M Abdelrahman, Hamdy M Abdel-Rahman
Two accurate, precise and highly selective stability-indicating methods were adopted for simultaneous determination of benztropine mesylate (BNZ) in presence of its hepatotoxic and carcinogenic degradation product, benzophenone (BPH) either in pure form or in the pharmaceutical formulation without any preliminary separation steps. The first method is a thin layer chromatography (TLC)-densitometric method that depended on separation of BNZ from its degradate on TLC aluminum plates precoated with silica gel 60 F254 as the stationary phase using a developing system consisted of hexane:methylene chloride:triethylamine (5:5:0...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019852/modification-of-tracheal-cuff-shape-and-continuous-cuff-pressure-control-to-prevent-microaspiration-in-an-ex-vivo-pig-tracheal-two-lung-model
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Antoine Monsel, Marine Le Corre, Romain Deransy, Hélène Brisson, Charlotte Arbelot, Qin Lu, Jean-Louis Golmard, Olivier Langeron, Jean-Jacques Rouby
OBJECTIVES: Microaspiration of subglottic secretions plays a pivotal role in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Impact of endotracheal tube cuff material and shape on tracheal sealing performance remains debated. The primary objective was to compare the tracheal sealing performance of polyvinyl chloride tapered, cylindrical and spherical cuffs. Secondary objectives were to determine the impact of continuous cuff pressure control on sealing performance and pressure variability. DESIGN: Prospective randomized ex vivo animal study...
October 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976496/development-of-contractile-properties-in-the-fetal-porcine-urinary-bladder
#5
Lotte K Jakobsen, Karina F Trelborg, Ulf Simonsen, Karl-Erik Andersson, L H Olsen
BackgroundIn early fetal life, the bladder is merely a conduit allowing urine to pass through freely into the amniotic cavity. As the striated external urethral sphincter evolves, the bladder acquires its reservoir and voiding functions. We characterized the myogenic and neurogenic contractions of the normal fetal porcine bladder from midterm until close to full-term gestation.MethodsContractile responses were measured in vitro using bladder strips from fetuses at 60 (N=23) and 100 days (N=21) of gestation...
October 4, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948260/nonmetallic-carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecules-corms
#6
REVIEW
Nawodi Abeyrathna, Kenyatta Washington, Christopher Bashur, Yi Liao
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gasotransmitter that plays important roles in regulating cell functions and has shown therapeutic effects in clinic studies. CO releasing molecules (CORMs), which allow controlled release of CO in physiological conditions, have been intensively studied in the past decade. While most CORMs are metal complexes, several nonmetallic CORMs have also been developed and most of them were reported in recent years. The major advantages of nonmetallic CORMs are potentially low toxicity and easy modification for property tuning...
September 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855945/synthesis-and-antimicrobial-evaluation-of-some-2-5-disubstituted-1-3-4-oxadiazole-derivatives
#7
Elham Jafari, Tahereh Mohammadi, Ali Jahanian-Najafabadi, Farshid Hassanzadeh
1,3,4-oxadiazoles are interesting compounds because of their valuable biological effects such as cytotoxic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-tubercular activities. Ethyl mandelate was treated with hydrazine hydrate to yield the corresponding acylhydrazide. Some of the 2,5 disubstituted 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were prepared from acylhydrazide using three different procedures. In the first procedure, acylhydrazide was reacted with nitro or chloro aroyle chloride to afford a diacylhydrazide which was cyclized to 2,5-disubstituted 1,3,4-oxadiazole in the presence of phosphoryl chloride as dehydrating agent...
August 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851642/cu-nanoparticles-synthesis-using-biological-molecule-of-p-granatum-seeds-extract-as-reducing-and-capping-agent-growth-mechanism-and-photo-catalytic-activity
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Nosheen Nazar, Ismat Bibi, Shagufta Kamal, Munawar Iqbal, Shazia Nouren, Kashif Jalani, Muhammad Umair, Sadia Atta
In view of extended applications of nanoparticles, the nanoparticles synthesis is an extensive research field and green synthesis is one of the co-friendly methodologies. Plant extract mediated synthesis of nanoparticles has gained much attention in current decade. In current investigation, copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) were prepared using P. granatum seeds extract (biological molecules) from copper(II) chloride salt. The synthesized CuNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction measurements (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X- Ray Spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and atomic force microscopy techniques...
August 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840613/characterizing-and-eliminating-errors-in-enhancement-and-subtraction-artifacts-in-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-breast-mri-chemical-shift-artifact-of-the-third-kind
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Jamal J Derakhshan, Elizabeth S McDonald, Evan S Siegelman, Mitchell D Schnall, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To characterize errors in enhancement in breast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI studies as a function of echo time and determine the source of dark band artifacts in clinical subtraction images. METHODS: Computer simulations, oil and water substitute (methylene chloride), as well as an American College of Radiology quality control phantom were tested. Routine clinical DCE breast MRI study was bracketed with (accelerated) in-phase DCE acquisitions in five patients...
August 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839374/hepatoprotective-flavonoids-in-opuntia-ficus-indica-fruits-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-in-primary-rat-hepatocytes
#10
Jung Wha Kim, Tae Bum Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Sang Wook Park, Hong Pyo Kim, Sang Hyun Sung
BACKGROUND: Liver disorder was associated with alcohol consumption caused by hepatic cellular damages. Opuntia ficus-indica fruit extracts (OFIEs), which contain betalain pigments and polyphenols including flavonoids, have been introduced as reducing hangover symptoms and liver protective activity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate hepatoprotective activity of OFIEs and isolated compounds by high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The extract of O...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832263/vasorelaxant-properties-of-vernonia-amygdalina-ethanol-extract-and-its-possible-mechanism
#11
Yung Sing Ch'ng, Yean Chun Loh, Chu Shan Tan, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Wan Maznah Wan Omar, Mun Fei Yam
CONTEXT: Vernonia amygdalina Del. (VA) (Asteraceae) is commonly used to treat hypertension in Malaysia. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the vasorelaxant mechanism of VA ethanol extract (VAE) and analyzes its tri-step FTIR spectroscopy fingerprint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dried VA leaves were extracted with ethanol through maceration and concentrated using rotary evaporator before freeze-dried. The vasorelaxant activity and the underlying mechanisms of VAE using the cumulative concentration (0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806951/phytochemical-analysis-and-in-vitro-anthelmintic-activity-of-lophira-lanceolata-ochnaceae-on-the-bovine-parasite-onchocerca-ochengi-and-on-drug-resistant-strains-of-the-free-living-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Justin Kalmobé, Dieudonné Ndjonka, Djafsia Boursou, Jacqueline Dikti Vildina, Eva Liebau
BACKGROUND: Onchocerciasis is one of the tropical neglected diseases (NTDs) caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus. Control strategies currently in use rely on mass administration of ivermectin, which has marked activity against microfilariae. Furthermore, the development of resistance to ivermectin was observed. Since vaccine and safe macrofilaricidal treatment against onchocerciasis are still lacking, there is an urgent need to discover novel drugs. This study was undertaken to investigate the anthelmintic activity of Lophira lanceolata on the cattle parasite Onchocerca ochengi and the anthelmintic drug resistant strains of the free living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and to determine the phytochemical profiles of the extracts and fractions of the plants...
August 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800757/anthelminthic-properties-of-methylene-chloride-methanol-1-1-extracts-of-two-cameroonians-medicinal-plants-on-heligmosomoides-bakeri-nematoda-heligmosomatidea
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Sergine Errole Ngouateu Teufack, Gertrude NMbogning Tayo, Marc Ngangout Alidou, Jeannette Yondo, Amely Frankline Djiomene, Josué Wabo Poné, Faùily Mpoame Mbida
BACKGROUND: The resistance of some medico-veterinary parasite strains as well as the unavailability and toxicity of synthetic anthelminthics on humans, animals and the impacts of their residues in the environment have pushed scientists to turn to plants with anthelminthic properties. Hence, the aim of this work was to contribute to the fight against helminths of medical and veterinary importance in general, and also to clear the environment of their free living stages. METHODS: Fresh eggs of Heligmosomoides bakeri were obtained from the faeces of experimentally infected mice...
August 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761880/therapeutic-effects-of-methanol-extract-from-euphorbia-kansui-radix-on-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis
#14
Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Kyung Eun Hyung, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, So-Young Park, Eon-Sub Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
The roots of Euphorbia kansui, which belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, ascites, and leukemia. Recently, it was reported that the methylene chloride fraction of E. kansui radix (EKC) regulated the differentiation of Th17 cells and alleviated the symptoms of Th17-related inflammatory bowel disease. Imiquimod (IMQ), a TLR7/8 agonist, has been used to induce psoriasis in a mouse model. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EKC in an IMQ-induced psoriasis model...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738894/occupational-exposure-to-chlorinated-solvents-and-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-men-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-france
#15
Christine Barul, Aurore Fayossé, Matthieu Carton, Corinne Pilorget, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, Isabelle Stücker, Danièle Luce
BACKGROUND: Few epidemiological studies have investigated the link between occupational exposure to solvents and head and neck cancer risk, and available findings are sparse and inconsistent. The objective of this study was to examine the association between occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents and head and neck cancer risk. METHODS: We analyzed data from 4637 men (1857 cases and 2780 controls) included in a population-based case-control study, ICARE (France)...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734161/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-extraction-solvent-and-organ-selection-on-the-chemical-profile-of-astragalus-spinosus-using-hptlc-multivariate-image-analysis
#16
Eman Shawky, Dina A Selim
The evaluation of extraction protocols for untargeted and targeted metabolomics was implemented for root and aerial organs of Astragalus spinosus in this work. The efficiency and complementarity of commonly used extraction solvents, namely petroleum ether, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and n-butanol were considered for method evaluation using chemometric techniques in conjunction with new, simple, and fast high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for fingerprint analysis by extracting information from a digitalized HPTLC plate using ImageJ software...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733882/prediction-of-the-lowest-charge-transfer-excited-state-energy-at-the-donor-acceptor-interface-in-a-condensed-phase-using-ground-state-dft-calculations-with-generalized-kohn-sham-functionals
#17
Shaohui Zheng, Mengyue Xiao, Yongping Tian, Xue Chen
Knowledge of the charge (electron) transfer process at the donor-acceptor interface is required to understand the working mechanisms of different organic photovoltaic materials. Investigating the lowest charge-transfer state in organic donor-acceptor solar cells is important as it allows the destruction/formation of excitons and polarons to be studied, and is directly related to the open circuit voltage. By performing low-cost and feasible calculations of ground-state electronic structures using the Mulliken rule as well as the optimally tuned range-separated hybrid (OTRSH) density functional and a regular long-range corrected functional, the lowest charge-transfer (CT) state energies of a series of dimers containing functionalized anthracene (the donor) and tetracyanoethylene (the acceptor) were obtained...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732994/sonocatalytic-degradation-of-methylene-blue-by-a-novel-graphene-quantum-dots-anchored-cdse-nanocatalyst
#18
Saeed Sajjadi, Alireza Khataee, Mehdi Kamali
Cadmium selenide/graphene quantum dots (CdSe/GQDs) nanocatalyst with small band gap energy and a large specific surface area was produced via a facile three-step sonochemical-hydrothermal process. The features of the as-prepared CdSe, GQDs and CdSe/GQDs samples were characterized by photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR), diffuse-reflectance spectrophotometer (DRS), and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731685/lipophilic-polycation-vehicles-display-high-plasmid-dna-delivery-to-multiple-cell-types
#19
Yaoying Wu, Adam E Smith, Theresa M Reineke
A class of cationic poly(alkylamidoamine)s (PAAAs) containing lipophilic methylene linkers were designed and examined as in vitro plasmid DNA (pDNA) delivery agents. The PAAAs were synthesized via step-growth polymerization between a diamine monomer and each of four different diacid chloride monomers with varying methylene linker lengths, including glutaryl chloride, adipoyl chloride, pimeloyl chloride, and suberoyl chloride, which served to systematically increase the lipophilicity of the polymers. The synthesized polymers successfully complexed with pDNA in reduced serum medium at N/P ratios of 5 and greater, resulting in polyplexes with hydrodynamic diameters of approximately 1 μm...
August 16, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720343/exposure-to-ambient-dichloromethane-in-pregnancy-and-infancy-from-industrial-sources-and-childhood-cancers-in-california
#20
Andrew S Park, Beate Ritz, Chenxiao Ling, Myles Cockburn, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood cancers has been increasing and environmental exposure to air toxics has been suggested as a possible risk factor. This study aims to explore ambient exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride). METHODS: We frequency matched by birth year approximately 20 cancer-free controls identified from birth records to all childhood cancers ages 0-5 in the California Cancer Registry diagnosed from 1988 to 2012; i.e. 13,636 cases and a total of 270,673 controls...
October 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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