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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445822/identification-of-the-inactivating-factors-and-mechanisms-exerted-on-ms2-coliphage-in-concentrated-synthetic-urine
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Wakana Oishi, Daisuke Sano, Loic Decrey, Syunsuke Kadoya, Tamar Kohn, Naoyuki Funamizu
Volume reduction (condensation) is a key for the practical usage of human urine as a fertilizer because it enables the saving of storage space and the reduction of transportation cost. However, concentrated urine may carry infectious disease risks resulting from human pathogens frequently present in excreta, though the survival of pathogens in concentrated urine is not well understood. In this study, the inactivation of MS2 coliphage, a surrogate for single-stranded RNA human enteric viruses, in concentrated synthetic urine was investigated...
April 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445648/electron-radiolysis-of-ammonium-perchlorate-a-reflectron-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometric-study
#2
Sándor Góbi, Alexandre Bergantini, Andrew M Turner, Ralf I Kaiser
Thin films of ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4) were exposed to energetic electrons at 5.5 K to explore the radiolytic decomposition mechanisms. The effects of radiolysis were monitored on line and in situ via Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in the condensed phase along with electron impact ionization quadrupole mass spectrometry (EI-QMS) and single-photon photoionization reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PI-ReTOF-MS) during the temperature programmed desorption (TPD) phase to probe the subliming molecules...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445639/toward-covalent-organic-frameworks-bearing-three-different-kinds-of-pores-the-strategy-for-construction-and-cof-to-cof-transformation-via-heterogeneous-linker-exchange
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Cheng Qian, Qiao-Yan Qi, Guo-Fang Jiang, Fu-Zhi Cui, Yuan Tian, Xin Zhao
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are an emerging class of crystalline porous organic materials which are fabricated via reticular chemistry. Their topologic structures can be precisely predicted on the basis of the structures of building blocks. However, constructing COF with complicated structures has remained a great challenge, due to the limited strategies that can access to structural complexity of COFs. In this work, we have developed a new approach to produce COFs bearing three different kinds of pores...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445044/highly-oxygenated-multifunctional-compounds-in-%C3%AE-pinene-secondary-organic-aerosol
#4
Xuan Zhang, Andrew T Lambe, Mary Alice Upshur, William A Brooks, Ariana Gray Be, Regan J Thomson, Franz M Geiger, Jason Douglas Surratt, Zhenfa Zhang, Avram Gold, Stephan Graf, Michael J Cubison, Michael Groessl, John T Jayne, Douglas R Worsnop, Manjula R Canagaratna
Highly oxygenated multifunctional organic compounds (HOMs) originating from biogenic emissions constitute a widespread source of organic aerosols in the pristine atmosphere. Yet, the molecular forms in which HOMs are present in the condensed phase upon gas-particle partitioning remain unclear. In this study, we show that highly oxygenated molecules that contain multiple peroxide functionalities are readily cationized by the attachment of Na(+) during electrospray ionization operated in the positive ion mode...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445030/synthesis-of-aminofuran-linked-benzimidazoles-and-cyanopyrrole-fused-benzimidazoles-by-condition-based-skeletal-divergence
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Wei-Shun Hsu, Min-Huan Tsai, Indrajeet J Barve, Gorakh S Yellol, Chung-Ming Sun
A condition-based skeletal divergent synthesis was explored to achieve skeletal diversity in two component condensation reaction. Cyanomethyl benzimidazole was reacted with α-bromoketone under thermal conditions to furnish 2-aminofuranyl-benzimidazoles while the same reaction afforded 3-cyano-benzopyrrolo-imidazoles under microwave irradiation. Two non-equivalent nucleophilic centers on benzimidazole moiety were manipulated elegantly by different reaction conditions to achieve the skeletal diversity.
April 26, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444991/new-hydrazides-and-hydrazide-hydrazones-of-2-3-dihalogen-substituted-propionic-acids-synthesis-and-in-vitro-antimicrobial-activity-evaluation
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Łukasz Popiołek, Anna Biernasiuk
The main aim of this research was the synthesis, spectral identification and in vitro antimicrobial evaluation of new hydrazides and hydrazide-hydrazones of 2,3-dihalogen substituted propionic acids. New hydrazides were obtained by the substitution reaction of appropriate ethyl esters of 2,3-dihalogen substituted propionic acids with hydrazine hydrate. Then obtained hydrazides were subjected to condensation reaction with various aldehydes which yielded with new hydrazide-hydrazone derivatives. All obtained compounds were identified on the basis of spectral methods ((1) H NMR, (13) C NMR) and in vitro screened against a panel of bacterial and fungal strains according to EUCAST and CLSI guidelines...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444340/ligpargen-web-server-an-automatic-opls-aa-parameter-generator-for-organic-ligands
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Leela S Dodda, Israel Cabeza de Vaca, Julian Tirado-Rives, William L Jorgensen
The accurate calculation of protein/nucleic acid-ligand interactions or condensed phase properties by force field-based methods require a precise description of the energetics of intermolecular interactions. Despite the progress made in force fields, small molecule parameterization remains an open problem due to the magnitude of the chemical space; the most critical issue is the estimation of a balanced set of atomic charges with the ability to reproduce experimental properties. The LigParGen web server provides an intuitive interface for generating OPLS-AA/1...
April 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443467/effect-of-irinotecan-on-hmgb1-mmp9-expression-cell-cycle-and-cell-growth-in-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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Saeedeh Keyvani-Ghamsari, Azra Rabbani-Chadegani, Javad Sargolzaei, Maryam Shahhoseini
Irinotecan is a natural alkaloid agent widely used in cancer therapy. High-mobility group protein B1 as a non-histone chromosomal protein plays a fundamental role in gene expression and inflammation. In this study, the effect of irinotecan on high-mobility group protein B1 and MMP9 content, gene expression, cell cycle, and cell growth in human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) was investigated. The cells were exposed to various concentrations of irinotecan and the viability determined by trypan blue exclusion and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazal-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assays...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443465/bauerenol-a-triterpenoid-from-indian-suregada-angustifolia-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-p38mapk-activation-and-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
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Perumal Sathish Kumar, Madepalli Byrappa Gowdu Viswanathan, Muthappan Venkatesan, Kedike Balakrishna
The triterpenoid, bauerenol, from Suregada angustifolia (Baill. ex Muell.-Arg.) Airy Shaw (Euphorbiaceae) was screened for anti-cancer property using hepatocellular carcinoma cell line, HepG2. Bauerenol exhibited growth inhibitory and apoptosis inducing potential against HepG2 cancer cells. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide cytotoxic assay revealed that bauerenol treatment significantly reduced the growth of HepG2 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner with 50% growth inhibitory concentration doses of 45 and 25 µg/mL at 24 and 48 h treatments, respectively...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443326/ionic-liquid-silica-precursors-via-solvent-free-sol-gel-process-and-their-application-in-epoxy-amine-network-a-theoretical-experimental-study
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Magdalena Perchacz, Ricardo Keitel Donato, Leandro Seixas, Alexander Zhigunov, Rafal Konefal, Magdalena Serkis-Rodzeń, Hynek Benes
This work describes the solvent-free sol-gel synthesis of epoxy-functionalized silica-based precursors, in the presence of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) containing different anions - chloride (Cl(-)) and methanesulfonate (MeSO3(-)). The IL-driven sol-gel mechanisms were investigated in details using experimental characterizations ((29)Si NMR and ATR FTIR spectroscopy) and a theoretical computational method based on density functional theory (DFT). We observed a complex IL's influence on both hydrolysis and condensation steps, involving especially H-bonding and Coulomb coupling stabilization of the process intermediates...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441350/synthesis-and-bioactivity-evaluation-of-novel-2-salicyloylbenzofurans-as-antibacterial-agents
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Phuong-Thuy T Phan, Thu-Trang T Nguyen, Hong-Nhung T Nguyen, Bao-Khanh N Le, Thao T Vu, Dong C Tran, Tuan-Anh N Pham
In order to discover new antibacterial agents, series of 2-salicyloylbenzofuran derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their antibacterial activities against three Gram-(+) strains (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) ATCC 29213, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ATCC 43300, and Streptococcus faecalis (S. faecalis) ATCC 29212) and one Gram-(-) strain (Escherichia coli (E. coli) ATCC 25922). The 2-salicyloylbenzofuran heterocycles were generated by Rap-Stoermer condensation of salicylaldehydes with phenacyl bromides and then converted to diverse O-ether derivatives by Williamson synthesis...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440649/asymmetric-synthesis-of-trisubstituted-tetrahydrothiophenes-via-in-situ-generated-chiral-fluoride-catalyzed-cascade-sulfa-michael-aldol-reaction-of-1-4-dithiane-2-5-diol-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-unsaturated-ketones
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Mengying Duan, Yidong Liu, Jun Ao, Lu Xue, Shilong Luo, Yu Tan, Wenling Qin, Choong Eui Song, Hailong Yan
A chiral fluoride-catalyzed asymmetric cascade sulfa-Michael/aldol condensation reaction of 1,4-dithiane-2,5-diol and a series of α,β-unsaturated ketones is described to access chiral trisubstituted tetrahydrothiophene derivatives. The target products, including the spiro tetrahydrothiophene derivatives bearing a five-, six-, and seven-membered ring, were highly functionalized and showed high ee value. This established protocol realized a highly enantioselective reaction with a catalytic amount of KF and Song's chiral oligoEG via in situ generated chiral fluoride to construct useful heterocyclic skeletons with great complexity...
April 25, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440575/divergent-total-syntheses-of-huperzine-q-lycopladine-b-lycopladine-c-and-4-epi-lycopladine-d
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Xiaoguang Lei, Benke Hong, Dachao Hu, Jinbao Wu, Jing Zhang, Houhua Li
We report herein our synthetic efforts towards the divergent syntheses of (-)-huperzine Q (1), (+)-lycopladines B (2), C (3) and (-)-lycopladine D (4). The 10-step total synthesis of (-)-huperzine Q (1) and the first total syntheses of (+)-lycopladines B (2) and C (3) have been accomplished via a series of cascade reactions. Our approach features a Michael addition/aldol/intramolecular C-alkylation sequence to forge the 6/9 spirocycle ring followed by an ethylene-accelerated carbonyl-olefin metathesis to construct the common 6/5/9 ring system...
April 25, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440386/effect-of-chemical-structure-of-s-nitrosothiols-on-nitric-oxide-release-mediated-by-the-copper-sites-of-a-metal-organic-framework-based-environment
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Kiara Taylor-Edinbyrd, Tanping Li, Revati Kumar
The effect of chemical structure of different biologically compatible S-nitrosothiols on the solvation environment at catalytic copper sites in a metal organic framework (MOF) suspended in a solution of ethanol is probed using computational methods. The use of a copper based MOF as a storage vehicle and catalyst (copper sites of the MOF) in the controlled and sustained release of chemically stored nitric oxide (NO) from S-nitrosocysteine has been shown to occur both experimentally and computationally [J. Am...
April 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439547/tuning-across-the-bcs-bec-crossover-in-the-multiband-superconductor-fe1-y-se-x-te1-x-an-angle-resolved-photoemission-study
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Shahar Rinott, K B Chashka, Amit Ribak, Emile D L Rienks, Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi, Patrick Le Fevre, François Bertran, Mohit Randeria, Amit Kanigel
The crossover from Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductivity to Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) is difficult to realize in quantum materials because, unlike in ultracold atoms, one cannot tune the pairing interaction. We realize the BCS-BEC crossover in a nearly compensated semimetal, Fe1+y Se x Te1-x , by tuning the Fermi energy εF via chemical doping, which permits us to systematically change Δ/εF from 0.16 to 0.50, where Δ is the superconducting (SC) gap. We use angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to measure the Fermi energy, the SC gap, and characteristic changes in the SC state electronic dispersion as the system evolves from a BCS to a BEC regime...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438680/time-course-influences-transfer-of-visual-perceptual-learning-across-spatial-location
#16
S J Larcombe, C Kennard, H Bridge
Visual perceptual learning describes the improvement of visual perception with repeated practice. Previous research has established that the learning effects of perceptual training may be transferable to untrained stimulus attributes such as spatial location under certain circumstances. However, the mechanisms involved in transfer have not yet been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated the effect of altering training time course on the transferability of learning effects. Participants were trained on a motion direction discrimination task or a sinusoidal grating orientation discrimination task in a single visual hemifield...
April 21, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438541/synthesis-structural-characterization-and-biological-activity-of-novel-knoevenagel-condensates-on-dld-1-human-colon-carcinoma
#17
Lucia Rišiaňová, Eva Fischer-Fodor, Jindra Valentová, Corina Tatomir, Nicoleta Corina Decea, Piroska Virag, Iveta Pechová, Ferdinand Devínsky, Natalia Miklašová
Biologically active Knoevenagel condensates (1-14) of diarylheptanoids: 1,7-bis(3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)hepta-1,7-diene-3,5-dione and 1,7-bis(3-ethoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)hepta-1,7-diene-3,5-dione, were synthesized and structurally characterized. Compounds 1-14 exhibited cytotoxicity against colon carcinoma cells, and their antiproliferative effect was associated with a significant decrease of multidrug resistance proteins. One of the underlying mechanisms of these effects is the reduction of intracellular and extracellular SOD enzymes by compounds 1, 12 and 14, which render the tumor cells more vulnerable to oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437941/effect-of-scattering-on-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering-cars-signals
#18
Janaka C Ranasinghesagara, Giuseppe De Vito, Vincenzo Piazza, Eric O Potma, Vasan Venugopalan
We develop a computational framework to examine the factors responsible for scattering-induced distortions of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) signals in turbid samples. We apply the Huygens-Fresnel wave-based electric field superposition (HF-WEFS) method combined with the radiating dipole approximation to compute the effects of scattering-induced distortions of focal excitation fields on the far-field CARS signal. We analyze the effect of spherical scatterers, placed in the vicinity of the focal volume, on the CARS signal emitted by different objects (2μm diameter solid sphere, 2μm diameter myelin cylinder and 2μm diameter myelin tube)...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437447/carbonic-anhydrase-iii-car3-is-not-required-for-fatty-acid-synthesis-and-does-not-protect-against-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
#19
Sarah W Renner, Lauren M Walker, Lawrence J Forsberg, Jonathan Z Sexton, Jay E Brenman
Carbonic anhydrases are a family of enzymes that catalyze the reversible condensation of water and carbon dioxide to carbonic acid, which spontaneously dissociates to bicarbonate. Carbonic anhydrase III (Car3) is nutritionally regulated at both the mRNA and protein level. It is highly enriched in tissues that synthesize and/or store fat: liver, white adipose tissue, brown adipose tissue, and skeletal muscle. Previous characterization of Car3 knockout mice focused on mice fed standard diets, not high-fat diets that significantly alter the tissues that highly express Car3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436620/arginine-rich-peptide-based-mrna-nanocomplexes-efficiently-instigate-cytotoxic-t-cell-immunity-dependent-on-the-amphipathic-organization-of-the-peptide
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Vimal K Udhayakumar, Ans De Beuckelaer, Joanne McCaffrey, Cian M McCrudden, Jonathan L Kirschman, Daryll Vanover, Lien Van Hoecke, Kenny Roose, Kim Deswarte, Bruno G De Geest, Stefan Lienenklaus, Philip J Santangelo, Johan Grooten, Helen O McCarthy, Stefaan De Koker
To date, the mRNA delivery field has been heavily dominated by lipid-based systems. Reports on the use of nonlipid carriers for mRNA delivery in contrast are rare in the context of mRNA vaccination. This paper describes the potential of a cell-penetrating peptide containing the amphipathic RALA motif to deliver antigen-encoding mRNA to the immune system. RALA condenses mRNA into nanocomplexes that display acidic pH-dependent membrane disruptive properties. RALA mRNA nanocomplexes enable mRNA escape from endosomes and thereby allow expression of mRNA inside the dendritic cell cytosol...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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