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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531649/a-bio-based-facile-approach-for-the-preparation-of-covalently-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes-aqueous-suspensions-and-their-potential-as-heat-transfer-fluids
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Rad Sadri, Maryam Hosseini, S N Kazi, Samira Bagheri, Nashrul Zubir, K H Solangi, Tuan Zaharinie, A Badarudin
In this study, we propose an innovative, bio-based, environmentally friendly approach for the covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes using clove buds. This approach is innovative because we do not use toxic and hazardous acids which are typically used in common carbon nanomaterial functionalization procedures. The MWCNTs are functionalized in one pot using a free radical grafting reaction. The clove-functionalized MWCNTs (CMWCNTs) are then dispersed in distilled water (DI water), producing a highly stable CMWCNT aqueous suspension...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528184/synergistic-antitumor-effect-of-nvp-bez235-and-cape-on-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Samira Torki, Amin Soltani, Hedayatollah Shirzad, Nafiseh Esmaeil, Mahdi Ghatrehsamani
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most lethal and aggressive kind of breast cancer. Studies with TNBC cells suggest that tumor environmental cytokines such as Transforming Growth Factor β1 (TGF-β1) have important roles in tumors fate. In the present study, we aimed to investigate, the effect of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) signaling pathway dual inhibitor, NVP-BEZ235 and Caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE) on TNBC cell line (MDA-MB-231), stimulated with TGF-β1 for 14days in vitro...
May 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528098/the-cell-wall-compound-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-as-a-novel-wall-material-for-encapsulation-of-probiotics
#3
Samira Mokhtari, Seid Mahdi Jafari, Morteza Khomeiri, Yahya Maghsoudlou, Mohammad Ghorbani
Yeast cell wall is known as a food grade ingredient which is recently being used increasingly as a novel coating for encapsulation of different materials in the food industry. This application is limited to core materials smaller than yeast in size. In this study, we have tried to encapsulate larger particles by crushing yeast cells. Hence, probiotic bacteria of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum were encapsulated firstly by calcium alginate using the emulsion method and these microbeads were coated again by Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall compound and another layer of calcium alginate...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527427/photothermal-therapy-using-folate-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-enhances-the-effects-of-6mv-x-ray-on-mouth-epidermal-carcinoma-cells
#4
Ali Neshastehriz, Mousa Tabei, Shayan Maleki, Samira Eynali, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh
The aim of this study was to develop an optimized method for preparation of folate conjugated gold nanoparticles (F-AuNPs) and to investigate its cytotoxic effects and cell apoptosis in combination with photothermal therapy (PTT) and radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of mouth epidermal carcinoma cells KB. For this purpose, cells were treated with synthesized F-AuNPs at different concentrations for 6h and then irradiated them with laser beam (532nm, 0.5W/cm(2), 15min). After photothermal therapy, the cells were exposed to 6MV X-ray with a single dose of 2Gy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526335/the-spider-toxin-ph%C3%AE-1%C3%AE-recombinant-possesses-strong-analgesic-activity
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Flavia Karine Rigo, Gabriela Trevisan, Samira Dal-Toé De Prá, Marta Nascimento Cordeiro, Marcia Helena Borges, Juliana Figueiredo Silva, Flavia Viana Santa Cecilia, Alessandra Hubner de Souza, Gabriela de Oliveira Adamante, Alessandra Marcon Milioli, Célio José de Castro Junior, Juliano Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Gomez
The native Phα1β - a Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel (VGCC) blocker - and its Recombinant Version - were both tested in rodent pain models with an intraplantar injections of capsaicin or formalin, a chronic constriction injury, and melanoma cancer related pain. The formalin nociceptive behaviour in the neurogenic phase was not affected by the toxin pre-treatments, while in the inflammatory phase, Phα1β and the Recombinant form caused a significant reduction. The nociception that was triggered by capsaicin, an agonist of the TRPV1 vanilloid receptor, was totally blocked by 100 pmol/site, i...
May 17, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526011/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-survival-in-patients-treated-with-metformin-an-observational-cohort-study
#6
Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M Colhoun, Helen Looker
BACKGROUND: Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as a proxy for lactic acidosis and whether survival among those with AKI varied by metformin exposure. METHODS: All individuals with type 2 diabetes and available prescribing data between 2004 and 2013 in Tayside, Scotland were included. The electronic health record for diabetes which includes issued prescriptions was linked to laboratory biochemistry, hospital admission, death register and Scottish Renal Registry data...
May 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521173/thymoquinone-ameliorates-renal-damage-in-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-in-rats
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Sara Hosseinian, Abolfazl Khajavi Rad, Alireza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Hamidreza Sadeghnia, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Fatemeh Motejadded, Reza Mohebbati, Samira Shahraki, Farimah Beheshti
BACKGROUND: It is well established that renin-angiotensin system (RAS) play a central role in pathophysiology of renal damage following unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). The present study investigated the effects of thymoquinone and RAS blockade on renal tissue damage and renal expression of angiotensin II after UUO in rats. METHODS: Forty male rats were divided to five groups: Sham-operated group, UUO group and rats with UUO treated with losartan, captopril and thymoquinone...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515055/exome-sequencing-of-african-american-prostate-cancer-reveals-loss-of-function-erf-mutations
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Franklin W Huang, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Andrea Garofalo, Coyin Oh, Maria Baco, Ali Amin-Mansour, Bokang Rabasha, Samira Bahl, Stephanie A Mullane, Brian D Robinson, Saud Aldubayan, Francesca Khani, Beerinder Karir, Eejung Kim, Jeremy Chimene-Weiss, Matan Hofree, Alessandro Romanel, Joseph R Osborne, Jong Wook Kim, Gissou Azabdaftari, Anna Woloszynska-Read, Karen Sfanos, Angelo M De Marzo, Francesca Demichelis, Stacey Gabriel, Eliezer M Van Allen, Jill Mesirov, Pablo Tamayo, Mark A Rubin, Isaac J Powell, Levi A Garraway
African-American men have the highest incidence and mortality from prostate cancer. Whether a biological basis exists for this disparity remains unclear. Exome sequencing (n=102) and targeted validation (n = 90) of localized primary hormone-naïve prostate cancer in African-American men identified several gene mutations not previously observed in this context, including recurrent loss-of-function mutations in ERF, an ETS transcriptional repressor, in 5% of cases. Analysis of existing prostate cancer cohorts revealed ERF deletions in 3% of primary prostate cancers and mutations or deletions in ERF in 3-5% of lethal castration-resistant prostate cancers...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513765/factors-associated-with-suicidal-ideation-among-university-students
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Hugo Gedeon Barros Dos Santos, Samira Reschetti Marcon, Mariano Martínez Espinosa, Makilin Nunes Baptista, Paula Mirianh Cabral de Paulo
Objective: to analyze the factors associated with suicidal ideation in a representative sample of university students. Methods: cross-sectional study, carried out with 637 students of the Federal University of Mato Grosso. The presence of suicidal ideation, demographic and socioeconomic variables, use of alcohol through the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test, and depressive symptoms (Major Depression Inventory) were investigated. Bivariate analysis was performed with the Chi-square test and multivariate analysis using the Poisson regression model...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513618/age-increases-monocyte-adhesion-on-collagen
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Samira Khalaji, Lisa Zondler, Fenneke KleinJan, Ulla Nolte, Medhanie A Mulaw, Karin M Danzer, Jochen H Weishaupt, Kay-E Gottschalk
Adhesion of monocytes to micro-injuries on arterial walls is an important early step in the occurrence and development of degenerative atherosclerotic lesions. At these injuries, collagen is exposed to the blood stream. We are interested whether age influences monocyte adhesion to collagen under flow, and hence influences the susceptibility to arteriosclerotic lesions. Therefore, we studied adhesion and rolling of human peripheral blood monocytes from old and young individuals on collagen type I coated surface under shear flow...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510484/ethylene-signalling-is-important-for-isoflavonoid-mediated-resistance-to-rhizoctonia-solani-in-roots-of-medicago-truncatula
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Yao Liu, Samira Hassan, Brendan N Kidd, Gagan Garg, Ulrike Mathesius, Karam B Singh, Jonathan Anderson
The root-infecting necrotrophic fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani causes significant disease to all the world's major food crops. As a model for pathogenesis of legumes, we have examined the interaction of R. solani AG8 with Medicago truncatula. RNAseq analysis of the moderately resistant M. truncatula accession A17 and highly susceptible sickle (skl) mutant (defective in ethylene sensing) identified major early transcriptional reprogramming in A17. Responses specific to A17 included components of ethylene signalling, reactive oxygen species metabolism and consistent up-regulation of the isoflavonoid biosynthesis pathway...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508829/the-association-between-rs1972820-and-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-in-isfahan-population
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Narges Zabihi, Samira Sadeghi, Hossein Tabatabaeian, Kamran Ghaedi, Mansoureh Azadeh, Mohammad Fazilati
CONTEXT: A number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ERBB4 gene have been linked to increase the risk of breast cancer. However, no study has been dedicated to analyze the significance of microRNA-related SNP rs1972820, located in ERBB4 3'-untranslated region (UTR), in breast tumors. AIMS: Here, we investigated the frequency and association between rs1972820 and breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The rs1972820 genotypes in 182 samples were collected from 96 healthy people, and 86 breast cancer patients were determined using tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507944/a-survey-on-phytochemical-composition-and-biological-activity-of-zygophyllum-fabago-from-iran
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Saeid Yaripour, Mohammad-Reza Delnavazi, Parina Asgharian, Samira Valiyari, Saeed Tavakoli, Hossein Nazemiyeh
Purpose: Zygophyllum fabago L. (Z. fabago) is a widespread perennial herb which is used as a medicinal plant in traditional medicine of Iran, Turkey and China. The present study was a survey on phytochemical constituents and biological activities of this plant. Methods: Methanolic extract of the roots was fractionated over a C-18 pre-packed cartridge (Sep-pak) and chromatographic separation was performed on a reversed-phase preparative HPLC. Structural elucidation of the isolated compounds was carried out using UV, (1)H-NMR and 13C-NMR spectral analyses...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496498/effectiveness-of-psychoeducational-group-training-on-quality-of-life-and-recurrence-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
#14
Farhad Faridhosseini, Mehdi Baniasadi, Mohammad Reza Fayyazi Bordbar, Meysam Pourgholami, Samira Ahrari, Negar Asgharipour
Objective: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a disabling psychiatric disorder with frequent recurrences. Besides pharmacotherapy, psychoeducation could be helpful in reducing symptoms as well as recurrence of this disorder, leading to improvement of patients' quality of life. This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a culturally adjusted structured program for training Iranian BD patients. Method: In a 6-month course (spring and summer 2014), 24 BD patients, visiting the outpatient clinic of Ibn-Sina Hospital in Mashhad and experiencing euthymic phase, were allocated in to 2 groups of intervention and control...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496496/environmental-enrichment-prevents-methamphetamine-induced-spatial-memory-deficits-and-obsessive-compulsive-behavior-in-rats
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Samira Hajheidari, Hossein Miladi-Gorji, Imanollah Bigdeli
Objective: This study was designed to examine the effect of environmental enrichment during methamphetamine (METH) dependency and withdrawal on methamphetamine-induced spatial learning and memory deficits and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Method: Adult male Wistar rats (200 ± 10 g) chronically received bi-daily doses of METH (2 mg/kg, sc, with 12 hours intervals) for 14 days. Rats reared in standard (SE) or enriched environment (EE) during the development of dependence on METH and withdrawal. Then, they were tested for spatial learning and memory (the water maze), and obsessive-compulsive behavior as grooming behavior in METH-withdrawn rats...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496474/enhancement-of-antinociceptive-effect-by-co-administration-of-amitriptyline-and-crocus-sativus-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Bahareh Amin, Samira Hosseini, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-nociceptive effects of a low, sub-effective dose of amitriptyline, in combination with the different doses of ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Crocus sativus following sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI) in rats. Amitriptyline (3, 10 and 30 mg/Kg, i.p.) and the extracts (25, 50 and 100 mg/Kg, i.p.), were separately administered at the time of CCI for 7 consecutive days. In combination therapy, the sub-antinociceptive dose of amitriptyline (3 mg/Kg) was given with the three different doses of extracts for seven days...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493874/srcrxfe12-xo19-nanoceramics-as-an-effective-catalyst-for-desulfurization-of-liquid-fuels-green-sol-gel-synthesis-characterization-magnetic-and-optical-properties
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Samira Mandizadeh, Faezeh Soofivand, Samira Bagheri, Masoud Salavati-Niasari
In this work, SrCrxFe12-xO19 (x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5) nanostructures were successfully synthesized by sol-gel auto-combustion method, and different aminoacids were used as green reductants. Various analysis results show that SrCrxFe12-xO19 nanoparticles synthesized successfully.The present study shows that SrCrxFe12-xO19 nanoparticle could be used as adsorbent for the desulfurization of liquid fuels. Increasing of nanoparticles concentration was caused to increase the adsorption rate of sulfur contents of fuel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491249/the-seroprevalence-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-igm-and-igg-antibodies-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Maryam Roham, Khatereh Anbari, Samira Mirhabibi, Gholamreza Goudarzi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and increased risk for brain stroke has been well understood. Hence, the value of serologic tests for assessing causative relationship between this infection and brain stroke seems to be high. The present study aimed to determine serum level of anti-Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies in patients with brain stroke and to compare it with non-stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 97 consecutive ischemic stroke patients and 97 sex and age-matched non-stroke patients...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490075/development-of-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-method-nirs-for-fast-analysis-of-total-indolic-aliphatic-and-individual-glucosinolates-in-new-bred-open-pollinating-genotypes-of-broccoli-brassica-oleracea-convar-botrytis-var-italica
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Samira Sahamishirazi, Sabine Zikeli, Michael Fleck, Wilhelm Claupein, Simone Graeff-Hoenninger
This study describes the development of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) calibration to determine individual and total glucosinolates (GSLs) content of 12 new-bred open-pollinating genotypes of broccoli (Brassica oleracea convar. botrytis var. italica). Six individual GSLs were identified using high-performance-liquid chromatography (HPLC). The NIRS calibration was established based on modified partial least squares regression with reference values of HPLC. The calibration was analyzed using coefficient of determination in prediction (R(2)) and ratio of preference of determination (RPD)...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487527/development-of-frequency-based-taste-receptors-using-bioinspired-glucose-nanobiosensor
#20
Amin TermehYousefi, Katsumi Tateno, Samira Bagheri, Hirofumi Tanaka
A method to fabricate a bioinspired nanobiosensor using electronic-based artificial taste receptors for glucose diagnosis is presented. Fabricated bioinspired glucose nanobiosensor designated based on an artificial taste bud including an amperometric glucose biosensor and taste bud-inspired circuits. In fact, the design of the taste bud-inspired circuits was inspired by the signal-processing mechanism of taste nerves which involves two layers. The first, known as a type II cell, detects the glucose by glucose oxidase and transduces the current signal obtained for the pulse pattern is conducted to the second layer, called type III cell, to induce synchronisation of the neural spiking activity...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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