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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092828/a-flexible-microbial-co-culture-platform-for-simultaneous-utilization-of-methane-and-carbon-dioxide-from-gas-feedstocks
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Eric A Hill, William B Chrisler, Alex S Beliaev, Hans C Bernstein
A new co-cultivation technology is presented that converts greenhouse gasses, CH4 and CO2, into microbial biomass. The methanotrophic bacterium, Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20z, was coupled to a cyanobacterium, Synechococcus PCC 7002 via oxygenic photosynthesis. The system exhibited robust growth on diverse gas mixtures ranging from biogas to those representative of a natural gas feedstock. A continuous processes was developed on a synthetic natural gas feed that achieved steady-state by imposing coupled light and O2 limitations on the cyanobacterium and methanotroph, respectively...
January 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092704/x-ray-reflectivity-study-of-interaction-of-an-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquid-with-soft-supported-lipid-membrane
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Gourav Bhattacharya, Rajendra P Giri, Himani Saxena, Ved Varun Agrawal, Ashish Gupta, Mrinmay Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Sajal Kumar Ghosh
Ionic liquids (ILs) are important for their antimicrobial activity and are found to be toxic to some of the micro-organisms. To shed light on the mechanism of their activities, the interaction of an imidazolium-based IL 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrfluroborate ([BMIM][BF4]) with E-coli bacteria and cell membrane mimicking lipid mono- and bi-layers have been studied. The survival of the bacteria and corresponding growth inhibition are observed to be a function of concentration of the IL. The IL alters the pressure area isotherm of the monolayer formed at air-water interface by the lipid 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC)...
January 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091671/developing-the-family-of-picolinate-ligands-for-mn-2-complexation
#3
Attila Forgács, Rosa Pujales-Paradela, Martín Regueiro-Figueroa, Laura Valencia, David Esteban-Gómez, Mauro Botta, Carlos Platas-Iglesias
We have reported here a series of ligands containing pentadentate 6,6'-(azanediylbis(methylene))dipicolinic acid units that differ in the substituent present at the amine nitrogen atom (acetate: H3DPAAA; phenyl: H2DPAPhA; dodecyl: H2DPAC12A; 4-hexylphenyl: H2DPAC6PhA). The protonation constants of the hexadentate DPAAA(3-) and pentadentate DPAPhA(2-) ligands and the stability constants of their Mn(2+) complexes were determined using pH-potentiometry (25 °C, 0.15 M NaCl). The mono-hydrated [Mn(DPAAA)](-) complex (log KMnL = 13...
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088182/overexpression-of-wheat-ferritin-gene-tafer-5b-enhances-tolerance-to-heat-stress-and-other-abiotic-stresses-associated-with-the-ros-scavenging
#4
Xinshan Zang, Xiaoli Geng, Fei Wang, Zhenshan Liu, Liyuan Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Zhongfu Ni, Yingyin Yao, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Qixin Sun, Huiru Peng
BACKGROUND: The yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), an important crop, is adversely affected by heat stress in many regions of the world. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying thermotolerance are largely unknown. RESULTS: A novel ferritin gene, TaFER, was identified from our previous heat stress-responsive transcriptome analysis of a heat-tolerant wheat cultivar (TAM107). TaFER was mapped to chromosome 5B and named TaFER-5B. Expression pattern analysis revealed that TaFER-5B was induced by heat, polyethylene glycol (PEG), H2O2 and Fe-ethylenediaminedi(o-hydroxyphenylacetic) acid (Fe-EDDHA)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088144/more-room-for-microphase-separation-an-extended-study-on-binary-liquids-confined-in-sba-15-cylindrical-pores
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Ramona Mhanna, Abdel Razzak Abdel Hamid, Sujeet Dutta, Ronan Lefort, Laurence Noirez, Bernhard Frick, Denis Morineau
The confinement of liquid mixtures in porous channels provides new insight into fluid ordering at the nanoscale. In this study, we address a phenomenon of microphase separation, which appears as a novel fascinating confinement effect for fully miscible binary liquids. We investigate the structure of tert-butanol-toluene mixtures confined in the straight and mono-dispersed cylindrical nanochannels of SBA-15 mesoporous silicates (D = 8.3 nm). Small angle neutron scattering experiments on samples with carefully designed isotopic compositions are performed to systematically vary the scattering length density of the different compounds and assess the radial concentration profile of the confined phases...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088095/chemoreceptor-based-signal-sensing
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REVIEW
Miguel A Matilla, Tino Krell
Chemoreceptors are at the beginning of chemosensory signaling cascades that correspond to a major signal transduction mechanism. Chemoreceptors show a significant structural diversity of their ligand binding domains which present either a mono-modular or bi-modular arrangement. Although the majority of chemoreceptors are of unknown function, significant progress has been made in recent years in their functional annotation, which is reviewed here. In vitro ligand binding studies to recombinant ligand binding domains proved to be an efficient strategy to identify chemoreceptor functions...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087976/the-role-of-diode-array-ultraviolet-detection-for-the-identification-of-synthetic-cathinones
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Walter F Rowe, Ioan Marginean, Stephanie Carnes, Ira S Lurie
The utility of diode array UV detection for aiding in the identification of synthetic cathinones, including different sub classes and positional isomers is presented. For 35 synthetic cathinones' unique UV spectra are obtained for seven sub classes including mostly beta ketones, where position and type of substitution on benzene rings give rise to differences in UV maxima and relative intensity of the spectral bands. This aspect is key to distinguishing positional isomers which contain differences in R substitution (mono and di) around the benzene ring, which provides complementary information to electron ionization mass spectrometry, where the latter technique cannot distinguish between these types of positional isomers...
January 14, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087335/the-lower-alkyl-methacrylates-genotoxic-profile-of-non-carcinogenic-compounds
#8
Richard J Albertini
All of the lower alkyl methacrylates are high production chemicals with potential for human exposure. The genotoxicity of seven mono-functional alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, i.e. methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, n-, i- and t-butyl methacrylate and 2 ethyl hexyl methacrylate, as well as methacrylic acid itself, the acyl component common to all, is reviewed and compared with the lack of carcinogenicity of methyl methacrylate, the representative member of the series so evaluated...
January 10, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081319/chronic-cough-clinical-characteristics-and-etiologies-of-510-cases
#9
Guiyuan Jiang, Xinying Huang, Tianlin Li, Dongping Xu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the clinical features and underlying etiologies of chronic cough (CC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and ten CC patients were enrolled. The phases, characteristics and associated clinical manifestations of CC among the gastroesophageal reflux cough (GERC), cough-variant asthma (CVA), and upper airway cough syndrome (UACS) groups were compared, and the diagnostic values of each group were evaluated by multiple regression analysis...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081252/corn-soy-blend-fortified-with-phosphorus-to-prevent-refeeding-hypophosphatemia-in-undernourished-piglets
#10
Anne-Louise Hother, Mikkel Lykke, Torben Martinussen, Hanne Damgaard Poulsen, Christian Mølgaard, Per Torp Sangild, André Briend, Christian Fink Hansen, Henrik Friis, Kim F Michaelsen, Thomas Thymann
BACKGROUND: Phosphorus (P) levels in refeeding diets are very important as undernourished children are at risk of hypophosphatemia during refeeding. For this reason, conventional corn-soy-blends (CSB) have been reformulated by the World Food Programme to obtain a mono-calcium-phosphate fortified product (CSB+) and a product further fortified with skim milk powder (CBS++). METHODS: Using a piglet model of undernourished children, we hypothesized that feeding of CSB+, CSB++ or CSB+ with added whey permeate (CSB+/wp) would help to prevent refeeding hypophosphatemia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079208/controlled-assembly-of-single-colloidal-crystals-using-electro-osmotic-micro-pumps
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Ran Niu, Erdal C Oğuz, Hannah Müller, Alexander Reinmüller, Denis Botin, Hartmut Löwen, Thomas Palberg
We assemble charged colloidal spheres at deliberately chosen locations on a charged unstructured glass substrate utilizing ion exchange based electro-osmotic micro-pumps. Using microscopy, a simple scaling theory and Brownian dynamics computer simulations, we systematically explore the control parameters of crystal assembly and the mechanisms through which they depend on the experimental boundary conditions. We demonstrate that crystal quality depends crucially on the assembly distance of the colloids. This is understood as resulting from the competition between inward transport by the electro-osmotic pump flow and the electro-phoretic outward motion of the colloids...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078431/degradation-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-by-a-novel-gordonia-alkanivorans-strain-yc-rl2
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Ruth Nahurira, Lei Ren, Jinlong Song, Yang Jia, Junhuan Wang, Shuanghu Fan, Haisheng Wang, Yanchun Yan
One bacterial strain, YC-RL2, isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil, could utilize environmental hormone Di(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) as a sole carbon source for growth. Strain YC-RL2 was identified as Gordonia alkanivorans by 16S rRNA gene analysis and Biolog tests. The effects of environmental factors which might affect the degrading process were optimized at 30 °C and pH 8.0. Strain YC-RL2 showed superior halotolerance and could tolerate up to 0-5% NaCl in trace element medium supplemented with DEHP, although the DEHP degradation rates slowed as NaCl concentration increased...
January 12, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077266/asp0028-in-combination-with-suboptimal-dose-of-tacrolimus-in-cynomolgus-monkey-renal-transplantation-model
#13
Hao Dun, Lijun Song, Anlun Ma, Yanxin Hu, Lin Zeng, Jieying Bai, Guangzhou Zhang, Liangyan Zhang, Kumi Koide, Yohei Okada, Kaori Hanaoka, Rie Yamamoto, Jun Hirose, Tatsuaki Morokata, Pierre Daloze, Huifang Chen
FTY720, a S1P-receptor modulator, has shown to be effective in several transplant and autoimmune disease models, via modulating lymphocyte homing into secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs), and thereby reducing these cells in peripheral blood. ASP0028, a newly developed S1P1/S1P5-selective agonist, presented comparable efficacy to FTY720 and wider safety margins than FTY720. In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of ASP0028 co-administered with suboptimal-dose of tacrolimus in the Cynomolgus monkey renal transplantation model...
January 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076466/ozone-therapy-as-an-adjuvant-for-endondontic-protocols-microbiological-ex-vivo-study-and-citotoxicity-analyses
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Carlos Goes Nogales, Marina Beloti Ferreira, Antonio Fernando Montemor, Maria Filomena de Andrade Rodrigues, José Luiz Lage-Marques, João Humberto Antoniazzi
Objectives: This study evaluated the antimicrobial efficacy of ozone therapy in teeth contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, and Staphylococcus aureus using a mono-species biofilm model. Parallel to this, the study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxicity of ozone for human gingival fibroblasts. Material and Methods: One hundred and eighty single-root teeth were contaminated with a mono-species biofilm of Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075594/high-curvature-nanostructuring-enhances-probe-display-for-biomolecular-detection
#15
Phil De Luna, Sahar Mahshid, Jagotamoy Das, Binquan Luan, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley, Ruhong Zhou
High-curvature electrodes facilitate rapid and sensitive detection of a broad class of molecular analytes. These sensors have reached detection limits not attained using bulk macroscale materials. It has been proposed that immobilized DNA probes are displayed at a high deflection angle on the sensor surface, allowing greater accessibility and more efficient hybridization. Here we report the first use of all-atom molecular dynamics simulations coupled with electrochemical experiments to explore the dynamics of ssDNA immobilized on high-curvature vs...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075121/computationally-guided-assignment-of-unexpected-signals-in-the-raman-spectra-of-uranyl-triperoxide-complexes
#16
Mateusz Dembowski, Varinia Bernales, Jie Qiu, Sarah Hickam, Gabriel Gaspar, Laura Gagliardi, Peter C Burns
Combination of uranium, peroxide, and mono- (Na, K) or divalent (Mg, Ca, Sr) cations under alkaline aqueous conditions results in the rapid formation of anionic uranyl triperoxide monomers (UTs), (UO2(O2)3)(4-), exhibiting unique Raman signatures. Electronic structure calculations were decisive for the interpretation of the spectra and assignment of unexpected signals associated with vibrations of the uranyl and peroxide ions. Assignments were verified by (18)O isotopic labeling of the uranyl ions supporting the computational-based interpretation of the experimentally observed peaks and the assignment of a novel asymmetric vibration of the peroxide ligands, v2(O2(2-))...
January 11, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073915/ube2e1-ubch6-is-a-critical-in-vivo-e2-for-the-prc1-catalyzed-ubiquitination-of-h2a-at-k119
#17
Keith Wheaton, Feroz Sarkari, Beena Stanly Johns, Hossein Davarinejad, Olga Egorova, Lilia Kaustov, Brian Raught, Vivian Saridakis, Yi Sheng
UbE2E1/UbcH6 is an E2 ubiquitin conjugating enzyme that is regulated by USP7. We identified UbE2E1 as a novel component of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1), the E3 ligase complex responsible for histone H2A ubiquitination and gene silencing. We demonstrate that UbE2E1 is critical for the mono-ubiquitination of H2A at residue K119 (uH2AK119) through its association with the PRC1 complex. UbE2E1 interacts with PRC1 subunits including Ring1A and Ring1B. Overexpression of UbE2E1 results in increased levels of uH2AK119 whereas overexpression of catalytically inactive UbE2E1C131A or UbE2E1 knockdown results in decreased levels of uH2AK119...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073677/synthesis-and-cell-imaging-applications-of-fluorescent-mono-di-tri-heterocyclyl-2-6-dicyanoanilines
#18
Mahesh M Pisal, Ritesh A Annadate, Meghana C Athalye, Deepak Kumar, Subhash P Chavan, Dhiman Sarkar, Hanumant B Borate
Synthesis of 3,4,5-triheterocyclyl-2,6-dicyanoanilines, starting from heterocyclic aldehydes and 1,2-diheterocycle-substituted ethanones, is described. 2,6-Dicyanoanilines with one or two heterocyclic substituents have also been synthesized. It was found that some of these molecules have selective cell-staining properties useful for cell imaging applications. The compounds 1g, 10f and 11 were found to stain cytoplasm of the cells in contact but not the nucleus while the compound 12 showed affinity to apoptotic cells resulting in blue fluorescence...
December 31, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073439/the-competitive-dynamics-of-toxic-alexandrium-fundyense-and-non-toxic-alexandrium-tamarense-the-role-of-temperature
#19
Lisa K Eckford-Soper, Eileen Bresnan, Jean-Pierre Lacaze, David H Green, Keith Davidson
The dinoflagellate Alexandrium produces paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins. The genus is globally distributed, with Scottish waters being of particular interest due to the co-occurrence of different species and strains. In Scottish waters, Alexandrium was historically thought to be dominated by the highly toxic (Group I) Alexandrium fundyense. However, the morphologically indistinguishable (Group III) Alexandrium tamarense has recently also been found to co-occur, raising important questions in relation to Alexandrium biogeography...
March 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073066/unique-optical-properties-of-eu-3-doped-l-histidine-hydrochloride-mono-hydrate-single-crystals-from-low-temperature-growth-technique
#20
K Ramachandra Rao, S Rajyalakshmi, Ch Satya Kamal, B Brahmaji, Jacek B Jasinski, T K Visweswara Rao
A low-temperature solution method was utilized to grow single crystals of Eu(3+)doped l-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate. The quality of the crystals was confirmed by high-resolution X-ray diffraction measurements with full width at half maximum (FWHM) of rocking curve at 8arc per sec. The incorporation of Eu(3+) ions into the lattice was confirmed by functional group analysis using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The amount of Eu(3+) ions was found to be 0.08 weight (%) using energy dispersive X-ray analysis...
December 30, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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